The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, October 07, 1932, Page 1, Image 1

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Salem, Oregon, Friday Morning, October 7, 1922
No. ICC
POM! RIDGE
HDF.1ES PERILED
BY NEK BLAZE
Red Cross Bringing Relief
To Stricken Portions
Of Western Oregon
Cooperation by Neighbors
Already is Alleviating
Much Suffering
PORTLAND, Oct- (AP)
Drawinr a new breath ot life from
m. stiff north wind, a forest fire
flared late tonight in the Pumpkin
Rid re district near Forest Grove
md threatened to add three more
homes to the long list of those de
stroyed by this week's unseasonal
scourge of conmgrations.
The new blaze was an offspring
of the fire that wiped ont the talU
town of Cochran two days ago.
Tt was emandlng through timber
and land untouched by its parent
blaze. . . . . .
Coming suddenly lost as fight
ers throughout western Oregon
and southwest Washington were
hoping cooler weather and more
atmospheric moisture had negoti
ated a surcease of the fires, the
blazft was imperiling also the
Red Cross tent colony sheltering
the families whose homes in the
Pumpkin Ridge district had al
ready fallen before the flames.
"Th emergency situation ex
ists," Ralph Carlson, field repre
entatlvft sent to the scene by the
San Francisco headquarters of the
Red CroBS, declared tonigni, ana
will continue until the fire dies
down."
Relief Brought-hy
Um1 Cross Workers
The American Red Cross moved
into the area today to bring relief
to the half a hundred families left
hnmtiMs hv the conflagrations.
Tents were rushed to the Pumpkin J CafjretarV
Attit in "Washlneton I wvw J
county, where all the possessions
of several families were wiped
out, and provisions followed close
ly. Red Cross workers found, how
ever, that the same spirit of warm
cooperation that makes the pages
of the history of pioneer days
thrill with drama had already
Fire House doesn't Burn Down
But Deputy Sheriff is Robbed
jfff,
Meet Deputy Sheriff Johnson of Tillamook county, who broke into
priat recently because Portland officers didn't, at first, realize she
was an officer of the law when she wanted to look at police re
ports. The case she wanted to look np was the theft of her own
purse, from her parked car in Portland. Deputy Sheriff Johnson Is
known in "Salem because, you see, she's the wife of Lewis Johnson,
better known as "Louie," hard-hitting fullback on the Willamette
university football team.
CO V GTS AVER
LAD'S SLAYING .
IS DELIBERATE
Warnings About Sweat box
Incarceration Ignored
Witnesses Assert
"Rather Kill Maiilefert Than
Eat," Defendant is
Quoted by one .
in
a
COLLEGE LEADERS
TO GATE
TIM
of Association
To Talk Tonight; Full
Program Saturday
College leaders from Idaho,
Montana, Washington and Oregon
convene on the Willamette uni
versity campus tonight for a two
Amv innfrdnc nf th northwest
brought temporary relief to most division of the Association of
of the stricken families. 1 American Colleges. An address by
Farmers fortunate enougn to R0D6rt L. Kelly, secretary of the
find their homes still standing af- national association, will feature
SALEM BUS ARE
III GOOD COITION
Loans and Discounts Less
Than Half of Assets,
Statements Show
ter the worst fury of the fires
nhaided. had already taken In
most of the homeless families,
nrnvldinr them with food and
shelter. i
Additional Fund '
Probably Unneed'd
Morris Wels of Hillsboro, chair
man of the disaster committee of
the Washington county chapter,
was advised by San Francisco
headauarters to launch a cam
paign for additional funds if he
should find it necessary, but weis
expressed belief that the splendid
and spontaneous assistance of the
farmers would make this step unnecessary.
Following a survey of the burn
ed over area today, Dr. Henry I
Bates of Forest Grove, chairman
of the Washintgon county Red
Cross chapter, estimated 'that no
mors than 50 families were left
homeless by the fires.
Over the line in southwestern
Washington the fire situation was
liken ise improved, though the
same heavy smoke that held Port
land and most of western Oregon
In a murky grip today hung dog
gedly over Clark, Cowlitz and
Skamania counties.
MJTO RACER KIU.ED
IN TRACK SBIP
the first session held in Waller
hall tonight Dr. Kelly's subject
will be: "The American College,
Present Development and Future
Prospects." President Carl G. Do
ney of Willamette university will
formally open the conference.
Saturday's program follows:
Morning Session
t a. m. "The Progress and
Methods of the Association of
American Colleges,' fir. Robert L.
Kelly. Discussion by President
John F. Dobbs, Pacific university,
and President Charles W. Tenney,
of Gooding college, presiding.
10 a. m. -comprenensive Jia-
aminatlons," Dr. E. S. Jones of
Buffalo. N. Y. professor of psy
chology in the University of Buf
falo. Discussion led by Dean w.
A. Bratton of Whitman colleger
10:30 a. m. "The Culture
Call." Dr. Robert L. Kelly. Dis
cussion led by President Norman
Coleman, Reed college.
Afternoon Session
1 d. m. "The Educational Sur
vey of the Methodist College, Dr.
William J. Davidson pt Chicago, a
representative of the board of ed
ncatlon of the Methodist Episco
pal ehurch, and former president
of Illinois Wesleyan university.
President Ward W. Sulllvair, of
Whltworth college, will preside.
and President Edward H. Todd oi
Paget Sound college, will lead the
discussion.
l.n, m. "Permanent Values In
Liberal Art Education, President
(Turn to. page 2, col. 0)
Combined deposits of Salem's
banks at the close of business Sep
tember 30, totalled $9,029,519.17
according to a summary ot the
reports made yesterday. The fig
ures place Salem an easy second
among elties of the state in total
deposits, being headed only by
Portland. The city's bank totals
run far ahead of Eugene whose
bank total deposits at the close of
business September 30 were re
ported under $5,000,000.
Local loans and discounts con
stitute less than 60 per cent of
local institution's assets, the eall
shows, in reporting total assets of
this classification of 14.793.071.
The combined cash position ot the
three banks at the time of the call
was 11,(05,155.
While a considerable falling oft
is noted over the combined eall
figures ot 1931, the decline has
not been as large locally as in al
most every city in the northwest,
Total deposits of the three local
banks September 30, 1931, were
$10,824,259.62; combined cash
was $2,226,229.17; combined loan
and discounts assets $5,529,-
19S.03.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Oct.
(AP) Fellow convicts
black and white stripes told
Jury today of threats by two
former guards .against young Ar
thur Maiilefert, who was stran
gled to death in a prison sweat
box last June, and of their disre
gard ot warnings that he would
never come out of the box alive
Solomon Hlgglnbotham, charg
ed with murdering Maiilefert,
Westfleld, N. J, youth serving
nine years for-a filling station
robbery, was quoted as saying he
would "rather kill Maiilefert
than eat."
At another time he was alleg
ed to have said be would have
shot the youth during one of his
breaks for freedom, but was pre
vented.
Convict Protested
Tightness of Chain
ueorge courson, iormer cap
tain at the camp, placed around
the youth's neck the chain with
wmcn tne state cnarges ne was
strangled, it was testified, and
said he would keen Maiilefert In
the sweat box "until Christmas
if he ain't dead."
"Ain't that chain too tight?
anotner convict was quoted as
asking Courson.
Upon the captain's negative
reply, it was testified, the prison
er told him Maiilefert "won't be
alive In the morning," but Cour
son paid no heed.
"The chain ain't tight enough
he can still drink water," Hlg
glnbotham was quoted as saying
after a fellow convict had given
Maiilefert a drink in the sweat
box.
The testimony was given by
William Roberts, serving 45
years for robbery, and Cleo Drew.
serving his third- prison term.
Eaeh testified to part of the re
marks alleged to nave been made
by Courson and Hlgglnbotham.
Tusko Placed
Under Arrest
To Save Life
SEATTLE. Oct.' 6 (AP)
Tusko,' belligerent seven-ton ele
phant, was placed under "arrest"
tonight; on the orders of the. may
or, to save the hsge beast's life.
The action was taken after the
King County Humane society had
Informed the mayor that Dr. M.
M. Bull, of Eugene, Ore., had
threatened to hold a public execu
tion of the huge creature at Kirk-land.
Thereupon Mayor John F. Dore
ordered the police to see to It that
Tusko was -not transported
through the city streets without a
permit, and Chief L. J. Norton
placed the animal nnder "arrest."
He was given a .police guard tonight.
"I shall ask the health depart
ment to brand Tusko a menace to
health tomorrow," Mayor Dore
said, and move him to Woodland
park and place him in a pen
there."
The park board agreed today to
accept Tusko, thereby offering a
possible end to the huge beast's
troubles, with his owner and keep
ers in recent months having been
unable to make enough money ex
hibiting bim to pay for bis upkeep.
IT
SURRENDERS TO
CANADA POLICE
Warrant Issues as Initial
Step Toward Returning
Him to Face Charge
HOOVER CONSIDERS
CAMPAIGN TRAILS
Refuses to Come Without
Compulsion; Brother
Cannot be Found
BARRIE. OnL. Oct,' 6 (AP)
Martin J. Insull, wanted In
Chicago to answer an Indictment
for grand larceny and embezzle
ment in connection with the. col
laps of the Insull Utilities In
Walker Ushered Hi
Oi Gotham Politics;
Roosevelt Wins Way
1 o -
Keller Appeals
Before Walker
At Dallas Soon
Frank J. Keller, Jr., will ap
peal for a new trial before Cir
cuit Judge Walker at Dallas on
Monday, it was learned here yes
terday. Keller is under a five-
year penitentiary sentence for de
vising a scheme to defraud. He
was sales manager of the now
Ex-Mayor 'Withdraw
In Radiogram a
Choice Near
Surrogate O'Brien
Mayoralty Nomin
Of Democrats
ee
lrMli. anrrftndAred tonlrht to oeisncx empire lioiamg eora-
Ontarlo nrovlnrlal nolle. pany. His counsel has already
He gave himself up to In-1 announced that bis case will be
snector J. H. Putnam, whd was appealed to the state supreme
armed with a warrant for his ar- court. Keller was tried and found
rest obtained a few hours earlier sullty last spring in circuit court
from Jastiee W. A. Logle of the uanas.
Ontario supreme court in Toron
to by John Hampton, assistant
state's attorney for Cook county.
Illinois.
CAUGHT
Decision Delayed; to Talk
Today Over Radio for
Women's Division
WASHINGTON. Oct. 6 (AP)
Back at his desk after a poli
tical swing across six states. Pre
sident Hoover today considered
plans for future campaign trav
els but held in abeyance any
final decisions.
Some of the president's friends
are urging him to carry a mill-
TORONTO. Ont.; Oct. 6 (AP)
A provincial warrant for ar
rest of Martin J. Insull, former
utilities magnate under indict
ment in Chicago for embezzle-
sued today as the first require- A IpOn VlCtim, Garage men
ment for his extradition.
The warrant was obtained by
Assistant State's Attorney John
Hampton of Cook county. 111.,
and Deputy Attorney General Ed
ward Bayley of Ontario, serving
as his personal counsel.
Before taking legal steps to
force Mr. Insull to return to Chi
cago, Hampton tried unsuccess
fully to prevail upon him to go
of his own accord.
Inform Police Before
Crime Committed
PARIS, Oct. 6 (AP) Samu
el Insull, former Chicago utili
ties magnate under indictment in
tant campaign across the country Cook county, and his son, Samuel
and along the Pacific coast. Oth
ers have suggested that he go
once more into the mid-west.
possibly to Ohio, Indiana, or Mln-
Jr.. for the second day remained
out to callers today at the hotel
where they have been staying.
There was no Indication where
nesota, and also along the At- they might be. The hotel manage-
PLACE QUARANTINE
UPON ALL PARROTS
Hawley Speaker
At Homecoming
Congressman W. C. Hawley.
head manager of the Woodmen of
the World, will speak at the an
nual homecoming to be held at
Fraternal temple tonight at f
o'clock, the regular meeting night.
The business session will be fol
lowed with entertainment and
dinner.
SEATTLE, Oct. 6 (AP) El
win (Dutch) Snyder, S3, of Port
land, a professional automobile
racer, was fatally Injured in a col
lision between two racing cars at
the Civic stadium tonight and an
other driven received: Injuries
from which physicians feared he
would not recover.
In full view of several thousand
spectators, Snyder's car and one
driven hv Ray Dudley. 25. ot Ta-
coma, collided and piled np beside
the track. Snyder died within a
few minutes after he had been
taken ttt m. hnanltai. suffering a
broken back and other injuries.
Dudley, also caught in the
wreckage, was rushed to a hdspi
tai nrt hi condition was de
scribed as serious. He received
severe internal injuries; several
Callicotte Goes Free
Irrigatioii Aid Asked
Co-ed Driver Expelled
Medford Man Suicides
SACRAMENTO. Calif.. Oct. 6
(AP) A strict quarantine on ev
ery bird of the parrot family in
California was ordered today by
Dr. Giles S. Porter, director of the
state department of public health.
as a precaution against the spread
of the disease psittacosis which
has resulted in death to several
humans this year.
Dr. Porter ordered state health
officers to isolate every bird of
the parrot family within their re
spective territories and, to prohibit
removal or tne oiras rrom tneir
premises without permission of
state officials. AH such premises
are to be placarded with standard
quarantine signs and violations of
the order will be prosecuted as
misdemeanors. '
This action on the part of the
state follows ordering of an inter
state parrot quarantine by Sur
geon General H. 8. dimming of
the United States health service
"During the past year a consid
erable number of cases of psltta
costs, or parrot lever, has oc
curred among human beings," Dr
Porter said. "Many ef these have
proved fatal. All ot the cases were
contracted through contact with
parrakeets, or other birds of the
parrot family."
lantle seaboard.
Mr. Hoover's campaign mana
gers weeks ago said he would
make three addressee, two in the
west or mid-west and one in
tne east, and neltber they nor
the president have spoken offi
cially of any expansion beyond
these plans.
Tomorrow afternoon (at 3:15
p.m.) Mr. Hoover Is to deliver
a radio address sponsored by the
women's division of the republi
can national committee as part
of a "Hoover day" celebration.
He plans to "speak also before
the opening session of the Am
erican Bar association conven
tion next Wednesday night, and
to participate in the cornerstone
laying of the new United States
supreme court building next
Thursday.
ment said Mrs. insull, sr., re
mained in the apartment with
a maid and with the family lag-
care.
The United States embassy had
not received any request that
Mr. Insull be arrested.
inn
GET CHARITY FUND
VETERANS OPPOSED
TO BONUS MOBILIZE
NEW YORK, Oct. 60 (AP)
World war veterans opposed to
Immediate payment of the bonus
were called upon today to mob
ilise against the American Le
gion stand in favor of the pay
ments.
The veterans committee for
reducing the cost of peace an- were:
nounced it has merged with the
national economy league and in
vited all anti-bonus veterans, in
dividually and in groups, to Join
the fight against immediate pay
ment.
The object of the merger, said
Lincoln C. Andrews, chairman of
the veterans executive commit
tee, is to organise the anti-bonus
veterans so as to solidify and
Representative members of As
soclated Charities, the American
legion and the American legion
auxiliary laid plans Thursday
night at the city hall for a com
munlty-wlde program of meney
raising for charity organizations
which will function In Salem this
winter. The gathering was attend
ed by about 20 men and women.
Considerable protest was voiced
at the meeting at alleged failure
of Community Service last winter
to disburse all Its funds through
these and ether relief organiza
tions. The meeting adjourned to
meet again next Tuesday night
where further plans will be dis
cussed for a money-ralslsg drive
in the city.
Waldo Mills, legion man. pre
sided at last night's meeting. Rep
resentatives named to report back
to their respective organizations
Associated Charities: Fred
In Salem they spot suspected
holdup men before the crime Is
committed. Or so it happened last
night.
At 8:30 p. m.. H. N. "Mickey"
Walker and C. J. RuA, garage
men, watched two men walking
along Trade street whom they
said were "tough" looking. Then
they telephoned police head
quarters about the pair.
Five minutes later, J. S. Alport,
888 Mill street, was confronted by 1
two men, one of them poking a
hard object In his ribs, on 8outh
Winter street between Trade and
Mill streets. The men took his
watch, which was of low value
but bore a keepsake fob, and
money amounting to less than $1.
With the general description
given by Alport and that by the
two garage men. police quickly
arrested two men near the South
ern Pacific depot. The two men,
who gave names, of John H. Rau
tio and William Simons, both of
Seattle, were booked on charges
of Intoxication and for Investigation.
That one of them carried In his
right pocket a penknife that might
have been the hard object poked
in Alport's ribs, that they were
seen In the neighborhood of the
holdup and that they agreed with
Alport's general description of his
accofsters, led officers to believe
they might be persons wanted.
They had neither the watch nor
a gun In their possession, how
ever, but said they were beaded
tor San Francisco, the same tale
told to Alport. '
ENDEAVORERS MEET
IN SEN! TONIGHT
W. Jobelman and W. H. Schultz:
Legion: Clifford Moynlhan and
Fred McKinney; Legion auxil
iary: Mrs. J. T. Delaney and Mrs.
Mlnnine Mllchert.
Opening session of the annual
convention of the Marlon county
Christian Endeavor association
rill be held at 7:30 o'clock to
night at the First Presbyterian
church here. The main address,
at l?OK nlnk will Ka Htm Kv
-. m - I .
Rev. Hugh N. McCallum. pastor jSpm? KntialltV
of the Court street Christian K" t-HuculLJ
By ROBERT ST. JOHN
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.
New Tork, Oct. 6. (AP) Sur
rogate John P. O'Brien was nom
inated for mayor ef New Tork by
the democratic city convention to
night after it bad heard a dramat
ic message from James J, Walker,
aboard an ocean liner id xp Id-Atlantic,
removing bis natae'fross
consideration.
I request that my name
withheld from the convention,"
Walker's radiogram said, "and
this decision is based solely on my
willingness to put the interests ef
my party above my personal de
sires." The renomlnatlon of Walk?,
who resigned In the midst of oust
er hearings before Governor
Franklin D. Roosevelt, was vigor
ously opposed by the state's chief
executive, now the -democrat!
presidential candidate, , asd ev
Governor Alfred E. Smith.
Event Is Forecast
Before Withdrawal
Early this afternoon it was au
thoritatively stated la democratic
circles that Walker's name would
not be offered to the convention.
Walker's radiogram came to Josm -F.
Curry, Tammany leader, after
this was made known. O'Brien H
a personal friend of Smith.
The exchange ot radiogram be
tween Walker and Curry disclosed
that the Tammany chief and Je
M. McCooey, Brooklyn leader, bad
offered Walker the mayoral -Ination
in the face of Smftt
Roosevelt opposition.
"I know the people ot my native-
city share your confidence,
because my 23 years in public Cfe
does not record a single Instance -of
disloyalty to my constituents,"
said Walker's message, - which
brought applause from more than
20.000 delegates. 1
"This record was proved after
a searching investigation whkh
amounted to an inquisition. . . .
"Rather than jeopardize the '
hopes of democracy in the nation,
which I feel my candidacy might
do, I request that my name be
withheld from the convention and
this decision is based solely upo
my willingness to put the interests,
of the party above my personal
desires."
An agreement to put O'Brien
up for the remainder of the Wal
ker term, running to the end el .
1133, found all frve city boroigh
leaders in accord.
Edward J. Flynn, leader in the
Bronx, seconded O'Brien's nomin
ation. Flynn is Governor Roose
velt's secretary ot state.
The Bronx is the section of the
city from which comes Joseph' T.
McKee, who succeeded Walker ad
who bad been mentioned as a pos
sible fusion candidate tor. mayor.
Tammany Chief Curry, before
the convention adjourned, offered
a resolution, adopted amid elreers,
callilg for an "overwbermin
vote" for the Roosevelt-Garner
ticket and the state ticket headed,
by Lehman.
WON'T GO TO 8. F.
PORTLAND. Ore., Oct.
(AP) Questioned for nearly a
week concerning his story that he
I believes he played an unwitting
part in the San Francisco Prepar
edness parade bombing of 1919,
Paul M. Callicotte was released on
his own demand from the city jail
here tonight..
Bar city authorities, completing
today the investigation of the
broken bones and a possible frae- I Portland mountaineer's statement
tured skull, with his face crushed
Promised Rain
Fizzles; Smoke
Prevails Here
As pungent - billows of forest
fire smoke rolled Into Salem yes
terday afternoon; - the predicted
rain failed to materialize although
the temperature .tell to 64 from
Wednesday's maximum of 86. The
heaviest smoke pall of the season
here caused many an eye to mart, I bring about this end and a augges
1 The pew forecast Is for general- I tlon that the reclamation bureau
ly fair weather today and tomor- J be requested to borrow 310.000,-
row with little change in tempera- 1 000 for completion of federal pro-
ture and lowering humidity. Last I Jects were Included hi the reeom
tiight the southwest - winds and I mendatlcms.
cool air continued.. " ' " I Aided' by the representatives' of
tor which they were sent to Port
land, stated that they would not
sign a complaint against Calli
cotte and thereby return him to
San Francisco for further ques
I tioning. . " -
U. & FUNDS SOUGHT
BEND, Ore., Oct. t (AP)
Formal recommendations for the
rehabilitation ' of irrigation dis
tricts were submitted by chairmen
of 11 special .committees at the
opening session of the Oregon re
clamation congress here today.
State and federal legislation to
irrigation districts in Washington
and Idaho, delegates to the con
ference iaunched into the shaping
oi a tangible program that will
have a bear rag in every part of
the state.
USE OF CAB IS CAUSE
EUGENE, Ore., Oct (AP)
A co-ed today was the first Ore
gon university student to feel the
stern enforcement of the state
board of higher education's order
forbidding students, with certain
special exceptions, to drive auto
mobiles on or near the campus.
The registration of Miss Ruth
LlaCkamaS Officer ! expression to their views.
SJSf SSI m aa m I AUU4ni AO SB.OQJO t
Jl&COVerS Malaria "t secretary of the treasury.
l ' Tt KaiTnA Vtaaww stsif T) aKspt
FrOm Polk C0UntVlGcltU hnT nd Anexander
a fwiii vixx rwlUaJljr D b. Pratt have resigned from
the legion in protest against its
Further reason to believe that
malaria-infected mosquitos exist
ed in the vicinity of ' Indepen
dence during the hop picking sea
son came to light here yesterday
Dr. vernon A. Douglas. Marlon
county health officer, received
word , from Dr. A. H. Johnson.
Clackamas county health officer.
that two cases ot the disease dis
covered there were of children
who had worked in the hop yards
near Independence. Three such
cases were discovered near here
early this week.
That he may trace the disease
to its source , it - possible. Dr,
stand on the bonus Issue. Both
men served as aides to major
general George B. Duncan, U. 8.
A., retired, former commander
of the 82nd division, who quit
the legion tor the same reason.
Whitman Eleven
Reaches Albany
ALBANY. Ore.. Oct C. (AP)
The Albany college football
game. with Whitman university
will be played here tomorrow in
stead of Saturday, when it was
originally scheduled, student
Manager Duncan said here today.
The Whitman outfit, 22 strong.
and led by Coach "Nig" Borleske,
arrived here tonight.
church here.
The annual banquet will be
held at the church Saturday night
at 6 o'clock. Saturday morning
will be devoted to reports, quiet
hour, conferences and bible1
study,' the latter led by Dr. G ro
ver C. Birtchet, ot the Presby
terian ehurch.
Saturday afternoon at 2:40
o'clock. W. O. Livingstone will
give an address. "Acting My
Part." and af 8:20 o'clock Sat
urday night Dr. K. W. Petti cord.
Evangelical pastor here, will
speak on "The Spirit ot Joy."
with Installation of officers and
bestowing ot awards to follow.
Builders Scent
Rain, Reroofing
Permits Abound
Thomas io Get Data on
Water Company Monday
Parley Depends
On Two Nations
LONDON, Oct. 6 (AP) The
British government tonight stood
by Its suggestion that a four-pew-er
conference take up the qwe
Uon of Germany's demand tot
arms equality, but It was said ia.
official circles that If either
France or Germany declined be
participate the plan would Tee
dropped.
Paris reoprts received here that
the British ambassador had in
formed France that London has!
decided to postpone the confer
ence were regarded la official cir
cles as a misinterpretation.
ftitnm-lnv in aat uin1 nn.
a ,kM4 imn..iii I vice company's plant here
Ardla Gorrell ot Eugene was can- I Douglas requested that all peivMin. m k,imi., ti in the bands .of the
celled after Special Police Officer I ons suffering from recurring Taterdav took ont nerm its fori rvlce commissioner next Mon-
buu tmci luuiiu (uuiuuur i nMAnii. inatlfiv a total nliuaj, it wmm lauvauim jvmmmmj
Complete data on the valua
tion and the operations ot the
Oregon-Washington Water Ser
fs to
of the public
o-
O. , L. Rhlnesmith reported he
found her leaving the Gorrell fam
ily car In front of the art school.
ILLNESS IS CAUSE
MEDFORD. Ore., Oct. 6 (AP)
Police here said theyTrecelved
word tonight that Ray Toft. SO. a
broker in Medford tor 35 years,
took his own life this afternoon
at Jacksonville. -
County Coroner Conger said he
was told Toft placed a wire about
his neck and Inserted a stick,
using it as a tourniquet to stran
gle himself. Neighbors tiad the
man . had . been ill - tor several
weeks. " . ;t ' -1
cat with him at . once.
Fog Proves Aid
In Stopping Fires
REATTTJE Opt. fjifX
forest fires in Washington were
reported tonight by the Washing
ton Forest Fire association to be
in check, after a blanket of fog
during the morning had aided In
stopping their, progress. A haze of
smoke and fog which had dark
ened Seattle to a twilight. lifted
shortly before noon.' , r
1 11423. One other permit Issued.
for repair of an office building.
brought the day's sum to 11508.
Largest ot the Jobs was for
3900. to reroof a garage at 474
South Commercial street.
, i INSURANCE HEAD DIES
NEW YORK, Oct 6 (AP)
Darwin P. Kingsley, chairman of
the board of the New York Life
Insurance Company, died . at his
home here .tonight -after a long
Illness of heart disease. He was
born at Alburg,-Vermont, May 5,
1357.
at the eapltol. October 10 marks
the date set for the company to
submit Information called for last
summer by Commissioner Thom
as in response to a petition filed
by a group of local citizens re
questing a reduction In water
rates.
' Thomas has ordered officials of
the company to show . In detail
the local plant's valuation, the
appraisal of operating and non-
operating property, a detailed
statement of receipts and . dis
bursements including recital ot
service fees paid, if any, and a
ment of depreciation In the com
pany's accounting.
After Commissioner Thomas
has had sufficient time to go
through the figures, be will make
a determination on the request
for lower rates. -
The loca) company's operations
for 1111, the comiuloner's fig
ures show, were considerably
more profitable than in 1320.
Net Income after taxes and 'de
preciation was 285,760, an fllr
00 cut having been made In op
erating expense and revenue hav
ing shows, a slight gain. The com
pany showed a total fixed, capital
investment of 11.130.243 with a
depreciation reserve eet up
against the local plant at the end
of 1331 of 8 33.060. The net
rate of return on the company's
determination of fixed capital
Carl Johnston,
Prudential Head
Is Found Guilty
Portland', ore.. Oct, 4
(AP) Carl H. Johnston, presi
dent of the Prudential Saving
and Loan association, was convict
ed by a jury la circuit court here
today on a charge ot larceay by
embezzlement ot $5850 of the as
sociation's funds.
The jury deliberated bat tS
minutes. The case had been
trial tor a week. , .
t; - --T.' - "-V ' - 1ST-
detailed-' statement of the treat-Wras J.58 per cent for 1931. .
; three crash, victims
' LEWISTON. Idaho, Oct. ,
(AP) Three men, Jess Bard a.
Emery Burden and Orvtlle Barrfe
were killed aad Ray Peiton -talaed
a fractured skull tonight
when a ear Peltos was drtanf
I left the Greer grade 8
southwest of Oroflno.- "