The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, June 10, 1932, Page 1, Image 1

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Fair today and Saturday,
continued warm, low humid
ity; Max. Temp. Thursday
89, Mia. 46, rive 24 feet,
north wind, dear.
; Average
May, 'S2
Net paid, daily, Sunday 6822
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Salem, Oregon, Friday Morning, Jane 10, 1932
No. 64'
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
"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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
c; w: Mini
tfro j&f-'- ss1
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
(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
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
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
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
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
"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."
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
change in temperature.
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
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.
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.
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
1 EARLY 11
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."
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
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.
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
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
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
"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.'
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
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.
(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
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
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)
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
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-
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
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
ahead and to the rear.
tji j tjv rp t
1 100(1 t TOm 1 UW
Lake Threatening
Large Grain Area
9 (AP) Crews from Klamath
Falls and Merrill worked desper-
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
Bummer street.
here ver a woman.
i members.