The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, October 16, 1932, Page 1, Image 1

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Salem, Oregon, Sunday- Morning, October 16, 1932
No. 174
Hoover now Toting the Oval
And Making big Gains;
Maybe He'll Score
Demos Rush in Substitutes
When Regulars Fumble
And Battle Turns
C our son Held Guilty
In 'Sweat Box' Case;
Higginbotham Freed
Manslaughter Charge Proven Against one of
Florida Prison Guards as Result of
Maillafert's Torture Death
Election campaigns resemble
football contests in tactics and
The campaign has now entered
the fourth quarter. All this side
contests: state, county, city
matches, are being swallowed up
in the concentrated Interest shown
in the national battle: Hoover
against Roosevelt.
While that big game has seen
the Roosevelt forces carrying the
ball the majority of the time and
the republicans playing defensive-
ly. the tide of battle has definite
ly turned and the only question
remaining is whether the Hoover
offensive can score in the 22 days
For there is no question that
Roosevelt and his followers have
used every play in their repertoire
and have scored all their possible
Hoover is Making
Big Yardage Now
Hoover made yardage heavy
yardage when he took the ball
at Des Moines and plowed right
through the heavy "line" his op
ponents had been nsing. The
crowds roared approval for the
world loves a fighter. "Al" Smith
who had sat sulking on the dem
ocratic bench, was rushed into the
fray, and made a newspaper peace
with the substitute quarter who
had been calling signals. Speaker
Garner whom the democrats had
benched because he so often fum
bled the ball was trotted out on
the sidelines to utter raucous cries
to try to embarrass the Hoover
Meanwhile as the third quarter
ended democrat coaches told the
boys and the fans that the game
was all over and prepared for a
bang-up fourth quarter which
they eared would see a Hoover
comeback and victory. The dem
ocratic press chimed in, and hav
ing added up the score before the
gam was over, told the referees
the show might as well be called
Iff; they knew they had won
isfore the last quarter was played.
No candid person cab deny that
the Hoover campaign is gaining
strength steadily in Oregon. The
' Roosevelt swing around the west
ern end of the country showed the
candidate covering a lot of terri
tory but making little yardage.
People were interested to hear
him bark signals but did not see
much potency in the plays he pro
Old Guard Still
Has Scoring Punch
Now that Hoover has the ball
and Is ripping the democratic line
to shreds, some of the band-wag
on spectators who thought the
Roosevelt forces unbeatable- ad
mit the Old Guard is far stronger
than they thought and the cam
patgn is anyone's to date.
For example, the razzle-dazzle
tariff play of the democrats look'
ed mighty weak. Roosevelt start
ed out by handing the ball to the
"competitive tariff side but the
right and left halves in states like
Washington and Idaho, Arizona
and Iowa, made a howl and
Roosevelt snatched the ball back
and passed it to them insisting
that his tariff play must, do notft
ing to them. " f
Then Roosevelt was told by the
. Bonus fullbaek that he absolutely
must civs him a chance to shine.
Roosevelt is still debating that ta-
- sue. Meanwhile Hoover In this
respect as in the tariff fight has
failed his signals plainly and any
one on the republican team knows
exactly how he proposes tosplay
the game.
Spectators Decide
To Boot for Hoover
All manner of spectators are
turning to Hoover as a strong,
honest, definite leader. They feel
If Hoover wins this game, . the
team's comeback is assured but if
Roosevelt comes off victor, God
alone "knows what will happen
with the genial F. R. trying to
satisfy 11 different players In
cluding Hearst, McAdoo, Garner,
Smith, Farley, et al.
The anti-Hoover cries in Ore
gon com from unyielding demo
. cratie critics who nave fought the
administration in season and out.
or from the vast body of disgrunt
led citizens who express their en
tire thinking by the oft hand re-
nark that conditions couldn't be
worse" and while they think Roose
velt is a weathercock they'll risk
anyone but Hoover. These men.
; whether on part-time work in the
. lumber Industry, which 'Is begin
ning to show an upturn or about
to lot their home by mortgage.
r are stopping as never before to
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 15 (AP) George W. Cour
son who testified in the "sweatbox murder trial" that
his attitude toward Arthur Maillefert, young prisoner, was
that of a benign father, was convicted of manslaughter to
day, but the jury accepted Solomon Higgmbotham's story
that he applied the Golden Rule in handling Maillefert and
: o acquitted him.
The two former guards were
McMahan Can't Laugh This
Latter off is Quick
Reply From Carson
Invited Jurist to- Appear
In Case; Says Slap at
Walker Inferred
at Stock
Are Outstanding
Nine out of Marion county's ten
entries in the dairy products show
at the Pacific International stock
show in Portland placed ' in the
contest, results of which were an
nounced Saturday. Salem Sanitary
Milk Co., with its 98.9 percent
perfect entry in the market cream
pasteurized class, received one of
the four gold medals awarded
this year, competing with entries
from Washington, California and
other parts of Oregon.
The only other ribbon taken by
a Marion county entry was that
awarded to Otto Schindler. whose
entry in the goat's milk class, re
ceived second place.
Silver medal diplomas repre
senting a percentage rating be
tween 96 and 9S were awarded
A. C. Spranger, Salem, and Carl
Jordan, Stayton, in the raw mar
ket milk class. Bronze medal di
plomas went to Capital Dairies,
McMillin's, and Creamland Dairy
The bronze medal diploma was
awarded to entries ranking be
tween 94 and 96 percent.
In the market milk pasteurized
class Salem Sanitary Milk Co,
and the Capital Dairies each re
ceived the silver medal diploma.
Marion's representation at the
dairy show was small. According
to J. E. Blinkhorn, county dairy
and food inspector, this was due
to the encroachment of the recent
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harged with first degree murder
for the death of the Westfield, N.
J., youth, strangled to death in a
sweatbox at Sunbeam prison camp
last June 3, his feet in stocks and
hanging by his neck on a chain
locked around a rafter overhead.
The jury deliberated two hours
and 16 minutes.
Counsel for Courson filed no
tice of an application for new
Throughput the trial, in which
most of the testimony was pre
sented by convicts who served
with Maillefert, the defense con
tended the youth, despondent
over repeated failures to escape,
had killed himself.
The state held that he had been
so weakened by torture and short
rations that he was unable to hold
up his own weight in the sweat
box and sagged to his death on
the chain..
The federal power commission
Saturday was requested by
Charles M. Thomas, public util
ity commissioner, to assume
lurisdiction over all stock and
bond issues of the Portland Gen
eral Electric company. Pacific
Mid-West Hears Hoover Message
J ; II : rr
V, - Jr
Alfred Burkhart Stricken
While at Wheel of car;
Accident Results
Alfred Burkhart, 36. command
er of World War Post No. 107,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Port
land, died of heart failure tonight
as he was being rushed to a hos
pital at Salem.
Burkhart eouapsed from a
heart attack three miles north of
Woodburn at 7 p. m. as he was
driving south with hla family and
friends to inaugurate a new veter
ans' post at Independence.
The car went Into the ditch and
overturned but the occupants were
only bruised.
A passing truck picked Burk
hart up and hurried him to Salem
but he died before he reached a
local hospital.
His wife and daughter, Roberta,
were with him. Mrs. Burkhart was
shoeked by the accident and sus
tained slight face cuts.
J. F. Owen, Junior vice-commander
of World War Post, and
his wife were in the car but es
caped uninjured. -
Burkhart was a salesman for
the Stubbs Electric company in
A declaration by Judge L. H
McMahan yesterday that "to a
man with a sense of humor this
case or carson vs. siegmuna is
hilariously funny," met last night
with a sharp retort from District
Attorney John H. Carson that Mc
Mahan is "utterly irresponsible".
"McMahan cannot laugh this
matter off so far as decent people
are concerned," Carson declared.
"In this Instance as in many
others, he abused the high office
with which he has been entrusted
in order to do a malicious injury
to another and he cannot excuse
himself by damning everybody
else as he has always done."
Taxpayers Get Xo
Hearing, ts Claim
McMahan's quoted statement
Saturday was:
"To a man with a sense of hu
mor this case-of Carson vs. Sieg
mund is hilariously funny. "If
the payments are illegal then the
county judges, the two commis
sioners and Mr. Carson are equal
ly liable and equally guilty. Mr.
Carson Is the plaintiff and the
judge and two commissioners are
defendants. Both defendants and
plaintiff wanted the same verdict.
The plaintiff selected his own at
torney and the defendants select
ed their attorney.
"The taxpayers were not repre
sented. The defendants' attorney
was told by me he could have my
brief on the case but did not take
It. He wanted tha same verdict
the plaintiffs attorney wanted.
When stunts of this kind can be
pulled off in courts we need no
longer wonder the courts are in
disrepute with the people."
The case at stake was to de
termine whether the Marion
county court had a legal right
to pay S0 a month from county
funds for a stenographer for the
district attorney's office and to
pay 371 a month from county
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! Opponents' Claim Placing
Depression Blame on
G. 0. P. Refuted
This scene, showing the interior of the Cleveland, Ohio, auditorium during the republican national con
vention of 1024, was duplicated last night when President Hoover (rase) made bis appeal for tne
support of Ohio and its sister states of the middle west for reelection, and incidentally made his
strongest thrusts of the campaign against his democratic opponent.
Shoots Deer But
It's Dead First;
Carrier Hit Too
KETCHIKAN. Alaska. Oct. U
(AP) Mickey Wells, a pros-
Farmers Union Attacks Rate ptor, shot at the moving head Railroads and Lumber Mill
ana necx oi a aeer in ine wooas
Northwest Public Service com-
paafrUnd Portland Traction eomH portiand Be8ides his widow and
pany,. penainK me nmo .""''"i daughter, one son. Roger, sur-
such jurisdiction Is granted the
state utility commission.
It is my understanding.
vlves him.
The body was placed with the
Terwilliger funeral home tonight
8 ALT LAKE CITT, Utah, Oct.
1S-(AP) Vice-President Curtis,
at the close of a day of campaign
ing that Included an automobile
accident in which he received
sprained shoulder, told the audi
ence in the Mormon tabernacle
here this evening that a democra
tic victory next month would re
sult in "years of chaos with
American goods swamped in the
Of pay for Road Work;
Gehlhar Approved
BETHEL, Oct. 15 (Special)
''Four thousand dollars of the
state highway fund Is being spent
on super highway construction in-
declared Charles K. Spanlding
yesterday at the Marion county
convention of the Farmers union
at Central Howell. "This is wrong
and a dangerous precedent. All of
the cities of the state had hereto
fore built their own streets."
The convention went on record
as approving Max Gehlhar's man
agement of the state fair. The
meeting also passed a resolution
against unfair ratio between pay
of men and teams on state road
work, which was ordered by the
stats highway commission
Amount set was 10 cents an hour
for men and IB cents an hour tor
teams. It was the commission's
idea to have one driver work a
team for five hours and for a sec-
or1 driver to take the same team
for another five hours work. The
union held that this was ridicu
lous, since 10 hours is entirely too
long ta work a horse in one day.
and especially so at highway con
struction work, and also that the
shifting of drivers and the using
of inexperienced drivers from the
ranks of the unemployed would
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below him, and his bullet went
through the deer's neck all right.
The deer had already been shot
and killed once, and Clyde Han-
nagen, 33, was carrying the an
imal. Wells reported to authori
ties here today.
His bullet .went through Han-
nagen's arm, and the man was
brought here unconscious, suffer
ing from the loss of blood. Hanne-
gan will recover, physicians said,
but he may suffer a permanent
injury to his arm.
power act provides in effect that
in states where jurisdiction is
not vested in the state utility
commission the federal power
commission may through proper
procedure assume jurisdiction
over stock and bond issues of
state utilities and retain the
same until state jurisdiction , Is
granted." -
Thomas made it plain that his
request was based on certain tes
timony offered at the hearing
now being conducted in Portland
in connection with financial tran
sactions involving the Portland
General Electrio company. Paci
fic Northwest Public Service com
pany and the Portland Traction
L company.
land where funeral arrangements
will be made.
Killers- of Pie
Fined 111 COUrt depression and recon-
sirucuon measures taaen oy
Devoting particular attention
to the tariff in the home state of
Senator Reed Smoot, chairman of
the senate finance committee and
co-author of the Smoot-Hawley I
tariff act, the vice-president dlt-'l
cussed numerous other issues, ln-
Three young men who killed a
pig by . chopping it with an ax
were sentenced today .to two
years each in the state peniten
tiary when they were convicted
of destroying property.
The three are Elmer Williams,
William Campbell and J. 8.
Willamette Shares in
Lee Mission Memoi ial
measures taken by re
publican administration.
The vice-president's day began
at Ogden, where ho spoke last
night, and ld him by automobile
to this city, with several brief
stops, enroute. His sprained shoul
der, which was described as pain
ful but not serious, was Injured
when another machine. In at
tempting to turn from the pave
ment to allow 4ho Curtis party to
pass, struck loose gravel and
swerved Into the path of the vice
president' automobile. Mr. Cur
tis was thrown violently forward,
striking his right shoulder against
the inside of the car.
THE DALLES, Ore., Oct, 15
(AP) The founding of The
Dalles Indian mission of the Meth
odist Episcopal church Is com
memorated in a monument dedi
cated here today at the western
end of the Old Oregon Trail.
The dedicatory ceremony was
sponsored by Willamette univer
sity as part of its program of pre
serving historical places in Ore
gon. . ' ! - '
The program,. arranged by Dr.
George H. Alden, professor of his
tory at the University, was open
ed with selections by the Willam
ette band. Rev. R. A. Hutchinson
pronounced the. invocation and D.
J. Butcher, representing Governor
Julius L. Meier, gave a brief ad
dress. ' - .-
. Robert A. Booth of Eugene, who
crossed the plains with hm par
ents when he was 7. was one of
the speakers. The principal ad
dress was given by Judge Charles
H. Carey of Portland.
Other speakers included Presi
dent Carl Gregg Doney of Willam
ette, Miss - Mylle Lawyer, a Nes
Perce Indian; W. S. Kelson of The
Dalles and Dr. Fred F. Thompson,
mayor here.
German Refusal
Oi Geneva Meet
Deemed AttrOnt concrete bridge abutment.
POCATELLO. Idaho. Oct. 15.
(AP) Two prominent Idaho edu
cators were killed in an automo
bile accident near here today and
another, with his wife. Is In a hos
pital here suffering from serious
The dead are C. E. Bocock, if.
president of the Albion Normal
school, and Miss Retta T. Martin,
St. democratic candidate Tor state
superintendent of public lnstrue-
tlon. The injured are W D. Via-.
cent, state commissioner of edu
cation, and Mrs. "Vincent. '
Dr. J. H. Lyon, the attending
physician, reported tonight they
had a good cnance ior recovery.
although suffering from shock.
ents and bruises, with Internal in
juries, and possible fractures of
the chest and hack.
Mr. Vincent, who was driving
the ear In which the four were
traveling from pocatello to Blaek-
foot to attend district conven
tion of the Idaho Education, asso
ciation, told officers he applied
the brakes when another car turn
ed suddenly in front of him. The
Vincent car swerved and struck a
William L. Flnley, naturalist
author-explorer, who Is to make
his appearance at the senior high
school Monday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock with his motion picture
story, "Alaskan Wild Life and the
Kodlak Bear," will remain long
enough to repeat his showing of
the pictures with the accompany
ing story at 8 o clock Monday
night at the same place. Principal
Fred Wolf of the high school has
announced. A small charge will
be made for admittance.
Mr. Flnley, an Oregonlan, as
well as being a naturalist, author.
and lecturer, has met with con
siderable success as a photograph
er of wild animal life. With his
wife he has just completed an ex
ploring trip to Alaska where for
the' past two years he has worked
hard to obtain the series of pic
tures on wild life In that section
which he will show and explain
to his audiences Monday. It is re
ported that his moving pictures
showing himself In close contact
with the Kodlak bear are particu
larly interesting.
Principal Wolf stated last week
that the proceeds taken in from
the entertainment will be divided
and the share going to the high
school will be used toward the
purchasing of a-new piano for the
Companies to Appear at
Equalization Meet
Material reductions In property
valuations for the year 1932, on
which the 1133 tax levy will be
based, will be urged by several
railroad corporations, lumber and
mill operators, and numerous oth
er Industries when the state board
of equalization opens Its sessions
here tomorrow.
The state equalization board Is
composed of members of the state
tax commission. The law provides
that the board shall continue in
session for 30 dsys.
Reports received here Saturday
indicated that some of the rail
roads would ask a 20 per cent re
duction In their property valua
tions. The request will be based
on reports of their annual earn
ings, loss of revenue because of
truck competition, and the natural
shrinkage in the value of their
lines and equipment due to the
uncertain financial conditions.
Lumber and mill operators who
have been suffering because of the
reduced demand for their prod
ucts also were expected to appear
before the state board of equaliza
tion and demand, lower property
valuations. '
-The labor department today re
ported a gain. of S.C per cent In
employment and an Increase of
2.1 in payrolls during September,
on the basis oi zigures rrom
54,851 reporting establishments.
Rough draft of a resolution to
be presented to the city council
Monday night looking toward cre
ation of a 1100,000 river and ter
minal dock for Salem was yester
day afternoon placed in hands of
City Attorney W. H. Trlndle by
William P. Ellis, local attorney
and member of the chamber of
commerce, which with members
of the city council. Is backing the
municipal proposal.
Ellis stated yesterday the reso
lution presented to -Attorney
Trlndle for his opinion embodied
essentially the plan as outlined in
Satnrday morning's Statesman.
. While the resolution drafted
yesterday was done so only rough
ly due to haste, it is expected a
formal resolution, with any sug
gestions made by the city attor
ney, will be ready for presentation
to the city council Monday night.
Crisis Reached 11 Nations
Before United States, .
Authority Quoted
CLEVELAND, Oct. 15.-r-(Al .
Asserting directly that demo
cratic statements as to the origin
of the depression "can be proved
absolutely u n t r u e," President
Hoover asked for a comparison of
the two major parties based upon
"actual performance not upon
Standing in the same edifice in
which Calvin Coolidge was nomin
ated in 1924, the president time
after time launched out directly
at statements he attributed to "the
democratic candidate. Franklin D.
Roosevelt. j
Then, turning to his own per
sonal. record, he described as "cal
umny" a statement from a "copy
of instructions Issued by the demo
cratic national committee" to its
speakers. He said the statement
Implied he had "engaged in the
slaughter of human beings"
through contracting eheap Chi
nese labor in his early engineering
days. He denied having employed
such labor in the South African
"I happen to have in the files
in Washington, from the man who
first penned those lies," he said.,
"a statement under oath, humbly
and abjectly withdrawing them.
Would Ignore Except
For Source of Story
"Such contemptible statements
In a" political campaign would be
Ignored were It hot that they were
Issued' by the authority of the
democratic national committee,
and they would be of no" interest
to the American people except
that It Is proposed that a politi
cal party shall be placed in power
over one hundred and twenty mil
lions of people on the basis of
votes secured in this manner."
At the outset, the president said
his address would be devoted
largely to employment and wage
questions. He outlined in detail 12
policies and measures which he
described as the record of his ad
ministration on this score.
But before reaching this section
of his speech, he turned directly
to a discussion of causes of world
economic strain.
"Our opponents," he began,
"have been going up and down
the land repeating the statement
that the sole or msjor origins of
this disruption and this world
wide hurricane came from the
United States through the wild
flotation of securities and the
stock market speculation in New
York three years ago together
with the passage of the Smoot
Hawley tariff, which took place
nine months after the storm broke.
Bourbon . Jeremiahs
Conspimoasly Absent
The president said "Our op
ponents demand to know why
government leaders did not fore
see the approach of the disinte
grating forces.
"No one ein foresee the com
ing of fear or panic," he assert
ed. "I did not . notice any demo
cratic Jeremiahs."
Contending the thesis of the
opposition as to the origin of our
troubles is a wonderful explana
tion for political purposes, Mr.
Hoover repeated several times
that the leaders of the democra
tic party "appear to be entirely
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Big Bounty Offered tor
Slaying Japanese, Claim
The marker along the Oregon
Trail near The Dalles which was
dedicated by students and friends
of : Willamette university com
memorates the establishment - of
the first branch of the original
Oregon. Indian mission founded by
Jason Lee for the Methodist
church 10 miles, north of Salem.
-. The branch at The Dalles was
in charge of Daniel Lee, nephew
of Jason Lee. and Rev. H. K. W.
Perkins. It was opened in 1338.
The buildings of the mission prob
ably stood on what is now the site
of the high school in The Dalles.
It was called "Wascopan" by the
Indians. . -
Hoover Dry arid
Roosevelt . Wet,
Church Asserts
PITTSBURG. Oct. 15. (AP)
Samuel Harden Church, president
of the Carnegie Institute and a
lifelong republican, announced te-
nlghte will vote for Franklin D.
Roosevelt for president.
Characterizing President Hoov
er as "silently dry." and Vice-
President Curtis as "vociferously
dry." "Church said la a statement
meeting, agreed with the French that his switch to the democratic
ana imusn mat Geneva do tne i party is tased oa nis opposition 10
place for the conference. . 1 national prohibition. ,
PARIS, Oct, 15 (AP)-Char-
aeterixlng Germany's refusal to.
take part in a preliminary four
power arms conference at Geneva
as an affront both to France and
to the League of nations, a gov
ernment spokesman indicated -to
day that France was unlikely to
agree to hold the : meeting . in
any other city.. . -
The selection of Geneva was
made when Premier Bdouard
Herriot saw Prime Minister Ran
say McDonald earlier this week
In London. Italy, the fourth pow
er that would partlcplate In the
MUKDEN, Manchuria, Oct II
(AP) A scale of "bounties"
for the killing or capture of Jap
anese officers, soldiers and civil
ians in Manehuria is set forth in
documents published hero by the
Japanese military authorities. The
Japanese officials declare - the
price scale emanated from - the
Pelplng headquarters of Marshal
Chang Hslho-Liang, the former
warlord of Manchuria whom, the
Japanese ousted.
The price en the head of Gen
eral Nobuyoshl Muto, the emper
ors commaBder-in-cniez ana am
bassador in -Manchuria, It the au
thenticity : of these documents Is
to be accepted. Is 30.000 dollars
Mexican (about U. 8, $1,500).
That sum is promised his assassin.
From this "top" the "bounties
range down to a mere 10 Mexican
dollars . for - the - capture of an
American or European in Man
ehuria which the Japanese assert
their . Chinese - enemies seek to
bring .about to embroil Japan
with other powers.
Any Chinese who; kills ten or
more Japanese will, according to
these - documents, receive $ 1,0 0 0
Mexican cash. For the capture of
a rifle the prize la 1100; for a
machine-gun 3300; for a field
gun, $3,000; for an airplane $5,-
000. All awards are In Mexican..
For ' assassinating a Japanese
full general (General Muto being
the only one in Manchuria) a re
ward of $30,000 Is posted; for a
lieutenant-general $20,000; for a
major-general, $10,000; tor a col
onel, lieutenant-colonel or major
$7,000. -
Systematic preparations for the
extradition from Greece of Sam
uel Insull, -Sr., despite the first
setback, were launched today la U
Washington by two assistant
state's attorneys from. Chicago fn "
cooperation with state department
offleisls. ' - v
Charles A. Bellows and Andrew
Vlaehos. were in conference to-
day with Joseph R. Baker, extra- .
dltion expert on the department, V ;
Afterward, Bellows said he and .
Vlaehos were compelled to abas- ;V
don their plan to sail for Europe
October 19 and will remain here ",v
until they ret additional depot!- .
tlons from witnesses In the Chlca- : j
go proceedings against Insull, so !
to take to Greece. - j - -
State department officials still f
decline to say what . their next
step sDl he,, hat the care with
which the-records are belnr as- v
sembled ' indicates a desire to he
ready to -prove to the satisfaction
ot Greek officials the Indictments
against Insull are for crimes for t;
which refugees may be surrender-.)
ed under the Greek law.