CIRCULATION WEATHER Fair today and Saturday, continued warm, low humid ity; Max. Temp. Thursday 89, Mia. 46, rive 24 feet, north wind, dear. V W 7185 ; Average Distribution May, 'S2 Net paid, daily, Sunday 6822 " " HEMBBK 4. 1. 0. FOUNDED 185! EIGHTY-SECOND YEAR Salem, Oregon, Friday Morning, Jane 10, 1932 No. 64' IIS OOZE FULL Economic Side Stressed by Keynoter Delzell at County Meeting John S. Marshall Reelected Chairman; Attendance Biggest in Years Follower! of Thoriaa Jefferson organized here yesterday for the fall campaign and there was Tim and optimism In the meeting, notwithstanding Old Sol was proving quite conclusively Thurs- aay afternoon that he had not vanished from the state. The gathering of the demo cratic faithful, according to B. S. Martin who was reelected se cretary, was the largest In 18 years and reflected the unusual circumstance that 48 of the 7 precincts in the county had al ready selected precinct commit teemen. Nearly half the newly elected democratic representa tives were In attendance. W. A. Delzell was the keynote speaker. "I have been a democrat for 40 years and this is the best year I ever saw for victory," said Del xell. "If any one tells you he Is going to voU for Hoover, don't argue with him. Just say that if he's satisfied with things for the last four years he should rote for Hoover." Economic Campaign Issue is Stressed Delzell said the backbone of the campaign was an economic one and that prohibition was "a bone thrown to the dog so fellows could go in and steal wa termelons." The real issue lies in the maladjustment of the ownership of wealth; the constant fight of the democratic party aeainst renubllcan doctrine of wealth's concentration, he as serted. Not a dictatorship for the na tion Is needed, Delzell declared, nor is communism the cure-all, but some middle-ground policy where all men can work and wher treat sums of wealth will not be passed on from generation to generation. "" Delzell scored men who sup ported the general sales tax. He argued for the Increased inherit ance levies and for the higher in come taxes. Speaking of his own primary campaign, Delzell said he bad not yet conceded the race to Harvey Starkweather because the "Judges had not yet picked the winner." He then referred to the fact that the official count was not yet re ceived from Clackamas and Wash ington counties. John S. Marshall Is Chairman Again John S. Marshall of Salem was reelected chairman of the county commutes. Martin was reelected secretaiy and W. C. Jones of Sa lem was named treasurer. For state central committeeman the precinct representatives chose A. M. Dalrymple of Salem while Hen ry Morris of Salem was named congressional committeeman. The delegates Instructed the chairman to choose a nomination committee to fill the precinct vacancies and also to choose an executive com mittee to guard tbe county organ ization between general meetings. A series of meetings to be held with democrats throughout the county was tentatively agreed up on. The nominating committee is expected to choose some democrat from the party organization as a county candidate in the general elections for county commissioner. McMahan Asked To State Views On Empire Case No decision will be made on whether or not I. H. Petty and W. R. Adams will be tried for devising a scheme to defraud in connection with promotion of the Empire Holding corporation until Judge L. H. McMahan ad vises James W. Mott, state cor poration commissioner of his views in the matter. Mott stated yesterday that in asmuch as the local Judge had ordered the grand Jury Investiga tion which led to the indictment of. all the officers of the Empire corporation, he thought the ludre's feelings in the matter would have much to do with his own recommendation. McMahan said resterday he was not ready to make any statement on the matter. Fetty trial haa been- t t start next week beioTe Judge Arlie CL Walker t Dallas Walling is Held Reckless Driver After he drove his ear Into a parked auto In the 1800 block on North Summer street last night, Clifford R. Walling, II, route one, was arrested by city police. He was charged 'With reckless driving causing a wreck and cited to ap pear in municipal court at J: 00 o'clock this afternoon. The park ed automobile belonged t o Charles Burgett. H10 North Where National Conventions Loom '' ' I V i f V'lni Hi I nmnil t ) lll'WIK.W The Chicago stadium, which will house both the re publican national convention, scheduled to open next Tuesday, and the democratic convention a few weeks later. In addition to the approximately 120O persons who will be officially connected with the conrention, seats have been provided for 15,000 spectators. Most of the lower floor will be taken up by the delegates, alternates, newspaper mm and others there on "official business." There are three balconies. 1 Johannson's House Partly Wrecked but Nobody Hurt in Blast PORTLAND, Ore., June (AP) The bombing of Rev. BJorn J. Johannson's home here early this morning was still a complete mystery tonight to Portland police. An all day investigation by city, county and state authorities failed to disclose the identity of the person or persons responsible for the explosion which partly wrecked the dwelling and en dangered the lives of Rev. Mr. Johannson, his wife and two children. Chief Deputy District Attorney George Mowry was placed in charge of the investigation, which so far has yielded only possible motives for the crime. Rev. Mr. Johannson, leader in the recent recall movement against Mayor George L. Baker and Commissioner John M. Mann, told Mowry today he had also been quietly collecting evidence since last winter concerning vice conditions In Portland, and on several ocasions had been warn ed or threatened. The last threat, he said, was made to L.. E. Sandblast, Port land attorney, by telephone, and included both himself and Mr. Sandblast. Police had not learned late tonight the nature 'of the charge set off, but assumed It was dy namite. They found no trace or a brown-colored sedan into which they said a man was seen to leap and race away from the scene shortly after the detonation. Rev. Mr. Johannson saia to night the family will move back into the residence as soon as re pairs have been completed. The investigation win continue tomorrow. P. O. SAFE BLOWN ! YAMHILL. Ore.. June 9 (AP) Postal inspectors today were investigating the robbery of the Yamhill postoffice last nignt. ine safe was blown, doing consider able damage to the vault, ana an undetermined amount of casn and book- of money order lorms were stolen. Tbe break was discovered early this morning by Postmaster C. R. Tyler when he went to the build ing. Yhe thieves gained entrance through the transom. TO START JUNE 21 PORTLAND, Ore., June I (APTbe trial of Jack Kent worth, Portland prize- fighter, who police charge with the shoot ing and killing of Johnny Han sen, another Portland fighter, has been set for Juno 21, Deputy Dis trict Attorney John Mowry, wno will prosecute the case, said to day. Kentworth was arrested In Klamath Falls last March two davs after police say he killed Hansen In a drunken argument grieffs c; w: Mini tfro j&f-'- ss1 m Politicians Gather For Big Session CHICAGO, June 9 ( AP) In an atmosphere vibrant with de mands for prohibition repeal or resubmission, republican chief tains gathered in force today to clear up a mass of minor details lor the national convention be ginning next Tuesday. Hotel lobbies were Jammed with national committeemen and delegates openly expressing opin ions that the republican platform would be wet; dry organization leaders arrived but kept their plans secret. Delegate contests were put off until tomorrow, and the name of James R. Garfield, of Ohio, chairman-designate of the convention resolutions committee, was the latest passed around as the proba ble new chairman of the Nation al committee. A White House denial that President Hoover had committed himself to any specific prohibi tion plank was echoed by Chair man Fess of the National com mittee here. Republican leaders in the national capital insisted. however, the president had Indi cated acceptance of the resubmis sion principle. Misspelled Word Hunters Number 950 In Contest Nine hundred fifty Teturns, in variety of clever arrangements were received by The Statesman up to 8 p. m. Wednesday when its misspelled word contest came to a close. Judges were busy yesterday going over the large number of re turns preparatory to determining the numerous prize-winners. Un usual cleverness in submitting the answers marked scores of the con testants' work. The announce ments of winners will be made in Sunday's Statesman. Yamhill Robbery Probed Kentworth Trial is Set Health Officer is Held Oregon Delegates Leave DRUNK, DISORDERLY KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., June (AP) Dr. G. S. Newsom, county health officer, forfeited bond late this afternoon when he failed to appear on a drunk and disorderly charge. Dr. Newsom was taken into custody early Thursday morning by state po lice. CARTER STAYS BEHIND PORTLAND. Ore.. June 9- (AP)-Oregon's delegation to the republican national convention In Chicago June 14 left Portland at 9:30 o'clock tonight, aboard the North Coast Limited, minus one member. William A. Carter, Portland, who poled the fourth highest vote as a delegate at large, was not able to accompany the delegation east because of pressing business matters here. Russell Hawkins, 'chairman of the group, is authorized to name a delegate to fill Carter's place. which , will probably be done as soon as the group reaches Chica go. The Oregon delegation has 15 IS Ml PAPEN DIES s Will Revise Constitution But Hohenzollerns not To Figure, Asserts BERLIN, June 9 (AP) The determination of the new govern ment of Chancellor Franx von Papen to revise the German con stitution was announced to the Reichsrat today by the minister of the interior, Wllhelm Von Gayl. The minister Insisted such re vision would not In any sense re store the monarchy. (One competent authority re cently said revisions of the Wei mar constitution of 1919 creating the German republic were inevi table soon. These were listed as creation of a single Reich parlia ment; enlargement of the lowers of the Reich as opposed to the states; the construction of new regions of suitable size, including elimination of the 200-odd en claves or sub-oivislons; ana re form in Prussia.) "The Weimar constitution," the minister said, "has been since its inception frequently punctured by legislation, and in the opinion of most authorities, needs revi sion. "But I want to emphasize this: the talk of revision, in the sense of restoration of the monarchy, Is foolish and harmful. "True to my birth and train ing, I am of the opinion that the monarchy is the best form of gov ernment for people who dwell In the heart of Europe. I am for ever mindful of the services ren dered the nation by the former imperial royal house. "But I am convinced that this is not a matter which ought to occupy us now. I am utterly against Introducing a new ele ment of confusion." FELT, 89 DECREES The weather! "The most talked of thing in the world, but with nothing ever done about it," as Mark Twain says. But yesterday there was more talk than usual. principally because It was Sa lem's first real touch of summer weather. At 1:30 o'clock Thurs day, the local thermometer show ed 87 degrees with a continual rise reaching 19 degrees, its highest point at 3:45 p. m. A sometimes brisk northwest wind prevented undue suffering. Starting with a temperature of 64 at 8:42 a. m. hour readings at the official government station at the airport recorded 17 de grees, 73 degrees, 81 degrees, 85 degrees, 87 degrees and 89 de grees when the final reading was taken, latejesterday afternoon. It was the first time the ther mometer bad reached the 8 -de gree point this .year, the highest previous readings 76 degrees be ing recorded on May 19, May. is and 16 and June 8. Portlar. also felt a tinge of Old Sol's Influence, when the mercury climbed to 89 degrees shortly after 2 p. n. and .stayed there for more than two hours Continued warm weather is the forecast for Friday with little wmm HI change in temperature. woo L BLAZE FOUGHT Explosion in Carbonizer is Cause; Machine may be Greatly Damaged Firemen Work Rapidly, Stop Spread; Work at Will be Delayed Exploding shoddy in a carbon izer machinA at the rear of the Thomas Kay "Woolen mill early I this morning started a fire which resulted In a fully Insured loss es timated at a minimum of--500 and a maximum depending upon the amount of damage done to the machine. This was the only portion of the mill In operation 1 at the time ana only v. Brown ing, operator of the machine and watchman, was on duty. . The explosion was caused by combustion of the 80-pound batch of oily shoddy a few min utes after Browning had run it Into the machine. The carbonizer, steam heated, is used to burn the cotton from the wool mixture. Browning had Just started to work on another machine when he heard a shotgun-like report and saw flames shoot out of the carbonizer. He turned in the fire alarm, then went at the fire with a 50-gallon extinguisher. When firemen arrived, flames were shooting out through a vent in the roof and from the top of the machine. Torrents of water were poured on the roof while the blaze was being attacked from Inside. Work of the firefighters was aided by a sprinkler system. The flames were quelled within half an hour. That the fire did no more dam age to the building and nearby machinery was due to the large vent pipe running from the car bonizer top through the roof. It carried off the heat and flames to a large extent. The wool shoddy destroyed amounted to, only around $10. The greatest loss will be from the machine, which probably will have to be dismantled and thor oughly cleaned to rid it of the burned wool odor, according to one of the mill employes. Floor ing under the machine was burned. With this machine out of use, operations at the mill will be considerably slowed up, It was said. The old carbonizer, which was put In use immediately after the fire, operates more slowly than the newer steel machine. At least three similar fires have occurred at the Kay mill in the past several years. The last one, before this morning's, took place about two years ago. Em ployes were of the opinion that this morning's fire was the worst in recent years. j ORGANIZES. ELECTS Announcing their interest "In civic affairs and government", a group of the younger Salem busi ness and professional men last night organized the "Junior Civic club", adopted a constitution and named officers. Immediate atten tion was directed to the matter of school board positions to be voted on June 20, with the club's Inter est particularly resting in the can didacy of K. C. Perry. Ralph W. Emmons is president of the club, E. L. Crawford, vice- president; J. Gardner Knapp, secretary-treasurer; George A. Rho ten, John R. Coughell, Rex S. Adolph and Cecil L. Edwards, members of the executive commit- tee, along with the president and secretary, ex-ofiiclo members. . Tbe purpose of the Junior Civic club, as stated in the constitution, is "to create and extend the inter est of young men in civic affairs and good government and to spon sor their participation therein". Membership is open to young men residents of Marlon county. BUYERS IE , STATED Many cash buyers are eoming to Salem la search of farms, ac- cording to local-realtors. This movement Is the opposite of that which "prevailed until recently. During the late winter and the sprlng, many persons Interested In valley farms appeared here but In most eases they wished either ILLS 1 EARLY 11 CLUB 1 NUMEROUS to trade or to obtain extended R. S. Keene and F. E. Neer. credit. Rumors were about last night Mixed farms seem most de- that friends of both McCalllster sired. The prospective purchasers and Wieder today would attempt are generally asking to see dairy to complete nominating petitions, and stock properties with land It was learned from a, reliable' available tor growing hay. source, however, that . McCallia- The movement toward the Wil- ter wonld "absolutely not run.--lamette valley farming has been Exactly how . Wieder felt about noticed at the municipal auto renominatlon was. uncertain, al eamn . where families from s.11 though it Is understood that he parts -of the United States-have does not care to return to his been stavinz recently while look- school hoard position. in r over farms. Roosevelt to Defer Ruling Upon Walker; Studies Allegations Incidentally Democratic Well on its way Before He Acts; Removal Demands Growing (Copyrighted, 1932, The Associated Press) ALBANY, N. Y., June 9 ( AP) Governor Roosevelt to night began a two to three week task of reading the Hof stadter investigation record on which Samuel Seabuiy bases his arguments for the removal of James J. Walker, Tam many mayor of New York City. In the light of Mr. Roosevelt's remark today, "it is of course necessary to check all theO testimony with the allegations." It is probable the democratic na tional convention will be in ses sion at Chicago before the gov ernor completes a scrutiny of the 600,000 words of testimony. As the governor began turning the pages of the first of the eight rolumes of questions and answers which Seabury, counsel for the legislative investigators, laid be fore Roosevelt last night, word came from New York that several reform organizations would pre fer charges against Walker. Sea bury's "analysis" of the testimony held Walker unfit to continue as mayor, but did not ask that he be removed. Roosevelt, however, said the Seabury letter and analysis con stitute charges adding "I see no reason for quibbling over terms." LINDYCASE BOLE Attorney Says Gangster is In Clear; hid Himself Because of Rumor DETROIT, June 9 (AP) A nationwide search for Harry FTei sher, dapper Detroit gangster wanted for questioning In the Lindbergh baby kidnaping case, came to a close today when Flei sher, pale and 'nervous, walked Into police headquarters and gave himself up. He refused to talk, answering all questions with a shrug of the shoulders but his attorney, Ed ward H. Kennedy, Jr., declared emphatically Fleisher had "abso lutely nothing to do with the Lindbergh case." "Those people who Identified Flelsber's picture in the Lind bergh case apparently identified I doubles, if anyone at all," tbe at torney said. "Fleisher had absolutely noth ing to do with it. He realized that he was in a tough situation, par ticularly after he was so promi nently mentioned in the Lind bergh case, and he concealed him self until he was in a position to prove his Innocence in all these matters." Fleisher was placed in a cell to await arraignment tomorrow on a year-old warrant charging him with complicity in a gang killing here last year. GO. P. County Committee Will Meet Next Week J. C. Perry, chairman of the re publican central committee, an nounced late yesterday that he would ask Lee Unruh, secretary, to send out announcements today to the 79 precinct committeemen of the party, urging them to be present at the organization meet ing to be held in Salem next Fri day, June 17. The meeting has been set for 2 p. m. and will be , held at the courthouse If arrange- ments can be made for the use of I one of the courtrooms. Election of- fleers for the county organization to serve, for the next two years and plans for the fall campaign will be made at the gathering. FLEISHER DENIES Three Cornered Race for School Board is Evident With today the last day on which nominations may be made to place names on the Salem school district ballot at the June 20 election, three persons have entered the race for the two school board positions which run out at this time. The three nom- inees, who have filed acceptances. are Mrs. David A. Wright, Dr. B. F. Pound and K, C. Perry, School directors whose term ends this month are Mark D. aic- Callister and E. L. Wleder. Di- rectors remaining on the board are Chairman H. H. Olinger, Mrs. ' The race between ths three Convention may be CLAIM ROOSEVELT NOMINATION SURE Missouri and Illinois Vote Will Swing to him is Farley Statement NEW YORK, June 9 (AP) An assertion that the "stop-Roo sevelt movement has .collapsed and that any attempt to trot out a dark horse at the democratic national convention already is doomed to failure was nrade to night by James A. Farley as man- submission we entered into an ex ager of Governor Roosevelt's tended discussion. Mr. Scett campaign for the presidential nomination. The governor's field marshal maicing as chairman or the con not only reiterated his prediction mission. He is generally regard- of a first-ballot nomination, but made what he called "an ex- tremely conservative estimate" I that Roosevelt would defeat Pre sident Hoover almost 2 to 1 In November. "He (Roosevelt) will have no i less than 345 votes when the electoral college assembles," Far ley said. This leaves only 18 of the 531 electoral total, and the Roose- velt leader actually concedes only a part of that block to the pre sident in the event he and Roose velt are opponents. Farley said the search ror a formidable rival for Roosevelt In the pre-convention campaign had been abandoned long ago; that a majority of the favorite son can didates have agreed not to block anv maloritr choice, and that Missouri and Illinois, "while hav ing favorite sons, are known to be favorable to Roosevelt as their second choice.' ELECTION PROBE TO HIT FINAL COUNT If any active investigation of the Drocedure or a recount of votes for W. C. Hawley and James W. Mott, republican con gressional candidates, is demand ed, it will not be before June 18 at the earliest and probably June 20, Ronald C. Glover, campaign manager for Mr. Hawley, stated vesterdav. David O'Hara, assistant in the secretary of state's office, an- nounced that official canvas of votes would not be completed be- fore that time. "Many people came In to see us today, but we are not divulg ing who they are," Glover com mented in answer to questions concerning the personal Investi gation he and friends are making of the election in certain pre cincts. He declined to point out specific sections of this congres sional district in which he sus pects, as announced yesterday. Ir regularities in tbe ballot count. SAVOLDI WINS AGAIN VANCOUVER, B. C, June 9 (AP) Jumping Joe Savoldl, 201, won a wrestling match here to night from Patsy Flannagan, 218, New York, taking the only fall with a flying scissors in the third round. candidates already nominated will be a test of strength not only of the Individuals but of groups DSCKing mcui. aura, xsa- vid A. wngnt, ciuo woman, proo- muij mm u.. -V"" .LI U Wawa. aAH snnriArt from local women's clubs. Many women profess a desire to see more women on the school board Dr. B. F. Pound has long been active in parent-teacher associa tion and other South Salem af- fairs. His support from these sources is expected to prove strong. Not only the Junior CivJe elub but also a large number of busi ness men are favoring Perry for one of the board positions. Per ry it is averred, by being a grad uate of Salem high school, and not " manv " years removed from university training, would bring to the hoard a progressive view- point and understanding of local school problems. Because no bond issues er tax measures will coma up tor vote at this month's school election, (Tarn to page 2. eoL 1) TT RESIGNS BUT GOVERNOR Variance of Opinion 0verr Highway Relief Work Apparent Cause Meier Reported as Backing Move for Extensive Bond Flotation PORTLAND, Ore., June 9. (AP) Leslie M. Scott, chairman of the state highway commission, submitted his resignation to Gov ernor Julius L. Meier today, them withdrew it when the executive showed his unwillingness to ac cept it. The governor from his summer home at Corbett said he had had a conference with Scott and that Scott would remain. The reasoa for Scott's submission of his res ignation was not explained, but was believed to have been occa sioned by agitation for bonds for emergency relief, against which the chairman has repeatedly ex pressed himself. Lauds Administration Of Present Chairman This was the first time I had seen his preferred resignation. Governor Meier said. "Upon fts withdrew his resignation and I am glad to announce he is re- ed as the best highway chairman we've ever had since the commie- sion plan was adopted but there is not need to go into eulogies. for everyone knows how conscien tious he has been in his office, de voting day and night to state highway work." Chairman Scott would make statement upon his return to Portland following the confer- ence, which was also attended sy Carl G. Washburne, of Eugene, and E. B. Aldrich, of Pendietoa, the other two commissioners. The resignation offer seeming ly followed agitation of tbe pen ile relations committee of tie Multnomah county civic emergen cy group to get the highway com mission to re-establish emergency relief work in this county. Tan commission abandoned this type of work last April, holding that it was not efficient and that state finances could not stand the strain. Unofficial reports current terday in Salem attributed to Gov ernor Julius L. Meier a forthcom ing proposal at the state highway commission's meet today for n 82,000,000 bond issue to provide work for unemployed in Oregon tn the winter of 1932-33. The gover nor's office here had no informa- tlon on the proposal and Governor Meier could not be reached yester day in Portland for a statement. It is known that there is an ap parent difference in views between Governor Meier and Leslie m. Scott, state highway commlssioa- er, the latter having consistently opposed the issuance pf further I bonds for relief work. He haa stated that the state should seek to reduce rather than augmest Its road Indebtedness. He has also declared relief road work tn- efficient. The governor's plan is said tn include payment of exceedingly small wages and the establish ment of camps where men could be housed and led during t winter. ARMY PLANES ARE VANCOUVER, "Wash., June 9 (AP) Thirty-five army planes of the 20th pursuit group arrived at Pearson field here today on their annual maneuver tour. They reached here after a flight from Mather field, Sacramento. Present schedule calls for the planes to remain here until Satur day morning, when they will fly to Wenatchee. Wash., to remain overnlght6unday they; are sched uled to be in Spokane and they will return to Vancouver Monday. They are expected to fly back ta gt,, Tuesday. l4nft- flg OTr s lem shortlr before 1 o'clock 1 1 . ter(Uy afternoon. Fifteen were ra V formation, others straggle ahead and to the rear. tji j tjv rp t 1 100(1 t TOm 1 UW Lake Threatening Large Grain Area KLAMATH FALLS. Ore., June 9 (AP) Crews from Klamath Falls and Merrill worked desper- PLACATES HM SEEN OVER SALEM ately tonight to erect a barrier to prevent flood waters of Tule laka from spreading over 606- acrea of grain land. . i Tne iaxe is suu six mm I higher than pools over the fields. I and work was progressing wna 'difficulty. Bummer street. here ver a woman. i members.