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Meachem Retains Doubtful
Hoiw With 28 Below;
Coos Bay Fringed
(CmUnu! from pac 1)
10 abort, JutUaJ I abort,
JacksonTllle It abora.
Tha Pacitls algkway orar the
Siskiyou mountains waa sheeted
with lea and motorlata were
warned to aae chains.
Ronebarg had tfc lowaat tem
perature la St yeara above.
Marahfleld reported a tempera
tara of IT abora, and lee fringed
Eogene anffered a cold re
lapse, tha mercury dropped to t
Nor will tha weather man let
-lip. Hla prognostication li con
tinued coM and clear, and a new
low tor tha season around IS
abore 1 predicted for Portland
8AM FRANCISCO. Dec.
(AP) Residents of Pacific coast
regions accustomed to mild wea
ther eren in winter shivered with
their neighbors of less protected
regions tonight as a snow-laden
biui ui sweyi hsiuc iimjiilic uai-
riers in its reckless antics.
San Francisco, visited during
the late afternoon by an hour's
steady fall of fluffy snow, set
tled down for a cold night. The
temperature dip was so sharp au
tomobile owners feared radiators
Similar near-freezing condi
tions were reported from the
state's inland valley:, even In
the south, where coli snaps are
Alaska, far to the north, where
snow and lee are traditional, was
an exception as the weather in
another freakish mood brought
a warm rain which melted the
snow cover at some places and
broke the grip of ice on streams.
Southern California, at the
other extreme of the accepted
weather standard, sent in re
ports which included such words
as bliszards, sliding tevj ma
tures and raw wind?.
'. Continued fnira pn;. I
every address except that from
his Fchool. Coaches were Herbert
E. Kahe, Willamette; Dr. Earl
Wells, Oregon State college; Dr.
John "asteel, University of Ore
gon; Carlyn Winger, Pacific uni
versity; Chase Conover, Pacific
college: L. W. Sawtell. Linfield;
Miss M. Kendall, Albany college.
Rudin, who is a graduate of
Salem high school, won the state
extemporaneous speaking contest
two years ago, as a freshman at
Willamette. Last year he was a
member of the debate team
which traveled north into Cana
da. He Is on the squad again this
year. History Is his major study.
His victory last night brings
him a $20 prize. Second prize
was $10 and third, honorable
mention. After the contest, Ru
dia and Professor Rahe spoke
over a Portland radio station.
Attending the contest. In ad
dition to Rudln and Rahe. were
Virginia Durkee, Geneviewe
Margaret Leitch. Wilamet'e stu
Group Will Meet
Of particular Interest to pdrent
who live In rural districts and
have children going to city
schools, should be the meeting of
the high school Parent-Teacher-Student
association at 8 o'clock
Wednesday night. December 14.
in the high school assembly. At
this time State Superintendent C.
A. Howard will give an address on
"Transportation and Tuition."
As added Incentive to atlerd
the meeting one of the dramatic
classes under Miss Burroughs will
present the play, "Beau of Bath",
by Mackey. Musical numbers will
be furnished by students from
that department under the direc
tion of Lena Belle Tartar.
Circuit is Broken
Up sl3 Resign
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.. Dec. 9
(AP) The long rumored break
within the southern conference
cama tonight aa thirteen insti.'u
tlons officially presented their
resignations and announced the
formation of a new group to be
known as the southeastern con
Tha teams which withdrew from
the parent conference were: Ala
bama, Auburn, Tennessee. Se
wanee. Vanderbilt. Kentucky.
Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisiana
State, Tnlane, Mississippi and Mis
By R. D, Paris
As predicted by Tlie States-'
man's Stayton representative earl-'
ler thin week. R. D. Paris of Sa
lem yesterday announced he has
taken over the Stayton Woolen
Mills and will start operation,
probably early in February.
Paris, who has the Brownsville
woolen mills leased until Febru
ary 1, will employ between 45 and
60 persons at Stayton and will
continue the manufacture of auto
mobile robes and blankets which
,. , has been carried on in small man-
UN WINS STATE
By OLIVE M. DOAR
Today Elks Show.
Saturday Jo B. Browa la
Today Richard JLrlaa la
"Tha All American."
Tonight Prerlew of Maria
Dressier la "Prosperity."
Today Laurel and Hardy-
" la "Pack Ut Tour Tron-
Today Hoot Olbson In "Tha
Tonight Seth Parker as
PORTLAND. Ore., Dec. 9
(AP) Debased foreign curren
cies loom as a bigger issue than
the tariff as far as tba welfare of
American industry la concerned,
Worrell Wilson, president of .tha
Seattle Trust company, told dele
gates to the meeting here today
of the Pacific Northwest railroad
Cur.Nncies of 49 countries, he
said, have depreciated mora than
five per c-iTi, and in many coun
tries the percentage is far higher.
Hecause of such depreciation, ha
declared, it is possible for a coun
try formerly able to manufacture
at 20 per cent less cost than
America ca nnow undersell Amer
ican manufacturers 50 per cent.
He said a concerned effort to get
congressional action to rectify
this condition will be made la the
next few days.
Before adjournment of their
one-day meeting, the delegates re
elected J. A. Swalwell of Seattle
aa chairman of the board. Other
officers chosen were: Paul A.
Scuere of Medford, Ore., vice
chairman; Ernest Dolge of Taco
nia, executive secretary, and R.
K. Clark of Seattle, re-elected sec
retary. MUSICAL PHI
A fair-sized audience attended
the regular Friday lobby program
at the Y. M. C. A. last night,
which was featured by piano and
vocal music and a one-act dia
logue The play was presented by Miss
Genevieve Thayer and Bruce
Ppaulding. vocal numbers were
given by Miss Josephine Albert
and special piano selections were
given by Miss Rosalind Van
Mi3S Albert sang "Ombra Mai
En" from opera "Xerxex" by Han
del; "Come to the Fair", by Mar
tin. . "Ah. Love but a Day". Rob
ert Browning and Mrs. H. H.
Miss Van Winkle played
fleets dans L'eau", Debussy
Tiuffon". David Sequlera,
Channel Winds", by Bergh.
Don Poujade acted as property
manager for the play with Larkln
Williams as assistant. Mrs. C. A.
Senior High Will
Aid Needy Here;
Within a few days a list, will
ported on the bulletin board
at Salon senior hi?h school of
needy families in the city, w-ith
place ot residence, number and
other necessary information.
As has been the practice in
past years high school students
will endeavor to prepare Christ
mas dinners for the poor folk in
Salem who otherwise would
have to do without the all-Important
Christmas day spread.
Each home room except in some
cases where two will work to
gether will take charge of one
family, and since there are more
than 4 0 of these groups In the
school many persons should be
Home of 2."ic Talkies
LAST TIMES TODAY
Special Mickev Mouse
Matinee Today 1 :30 P. M.
Aim Mickey Jiouse jomeay.
News, Comedy A Serial
Harry Carry in
"The Ijst of the Mohicans"
Attend our Nine o'clock
show Saturday Nite and
Remain for our 11:15 Mid
IDOL OF THE RADIO
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Putting River and Harbor
Work Under Interior
Office is Fought
WASHINGTON, Dae. I (AP)
No sooner had President Hoot
er told eoagreaa today how ha
proposed to regroup many gov
ernmental agencies than strong
opposition to soma of his sug
gestions began to grow In tha
In tha aenate, republican and
democratic leaders said thay
thoaght congress would permit
moat of tha things ha proposed
to become effective In CO days
aa tha law provides without In
Bat tha house reaction to tba
idea of putting II agenclea into
new groupings and ellmlnatlag
IB waa considerably different.
Tha principal objections at
first ware to the transfer of riv
ers and harbors and flood con
trol work from tha war to tha
Interior department. Chairman
Mansfield of the house rivers
and harbors committee, who
leads a considerable bloc, termed
the proposal "ridiculous" and
"the worst thing that could hap
pen." Representative Cochran (D.,
Mo.), chairman of the house ex
penditures committee, to "which
tba message was referred, said
hla group would meet early next
week t see what to do about
the proposals. He added that
"We must safe-guard against
politics i rivers and harbors
The president had foreseen ob
jection to his suggestions, for
in his message he said:
"The congress must be warned
that a host of interested persons
inside and outside the govern
ment whose vision is concentrat
ed on some particular function
will a, once protest against these
SPLIT III UlTlEfl'S
(Continued from pas 1)
able to rule the country free of
the constant threat of a legisla
The success of the chancellor
shared Interest with indications
of a split In the high councils of
Adolf Hitler's national socialist
party. Gregor Strasser, known
as the Nazi "crown prince." re
signed as national party organis
er. In the reichstag lobbies one
rumor had ii that chancellor Von
Schleicher had offered a cabinet
pist to Herr Strasser.
Der sriff, a national social
ist newspaper, denied that Herr
S'.rasser had definitely retire 1
from his party posltkn, asserting
hi merely was taking a vacation
for his health. Gottlieb Feder, a
nizl economic expert, asked tor
three weeks leave and this was
irterpreted as a prelude to with
drawal from the party.
ASTORIA. Ore.. Dec. 9 (AP)
Al but three members of the
crew of the wrecked freighter
Sa Thrush received their wages
here today after refusing to ac
cept them for 24 hours.
Members at first refused to
sign the pay release because of
expressed fear such action would
prevent them from suing the
Shepard Line, owners of the
stranded vessel, for loss of cloth
ing and other personal effects
left aboard the ship when she
grounded on Clatsop spit last
Sunday in a heavy fog.
Customs officials said, however
that signing the pay releases
would not prevent such action.
Shepard line officials said tha
company is not obligated to ra
turnt he crew members to New
York, port of discharge.
No effort will be made to sal
vage the Sea Thrust It was be-
lievedt he first rough weather
will crack her in two.
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OREGON STATESMAN, Salem. Oregon, Saturday Morning.
Weird Endings Seen at Y
Tourney; Salem Punchers
Win, Also Indian Matmen
Tha boys tn professional wrest
ling have no monopoly oa weird
endings and spontaneous occur
rences la wrestling matches, tor
soma new onea wera ushered In
by tha aimon-pura Y. M. C. A.
grapplers hara last night.
Tha Salem boxers won thraa of
tha five fights with tha Portland
'Y pugilists, though ona decision
was questionable. Chemawa cop
ped wrestling honors again.
Coach Clyle Orewell'a boxera an
peared for tha first time against
outside competition, and though
thay wera lacky ta gat tha team
win, thay earned their spurs, resla
crowns or whatever amateur fight
ers do earn.
Tha Shewey-Mlller wrestling
match ended with both grapplers
going oat of tha ring, yet taking
most of tha ring with them. Mne-cle-mangling
ed at tha ropes whara tha grap
plers clutched each other franti
cally as their weight carried ropea
and posts to tha gymnasium floor
with them. Tha boat was declared
a draw with the Shewey smile pre
vailing. "Spec" Delaney knocked Wyck
off of Portland down fh the third
to take a four ronnd decision.
Mark Sachtler won on an unpopu
lar foul for rabbit punching by
Culbertson of Portland. Both
scored knockdowns In the first
23 TRAPPED AFTER
(Continued from pac 1)
four bodies, brought from the
mine tonight were identified as
those of Henry Hibbard, and
Tom, Garrett and Esau Messen-
gill, sons of J. M. Messengill, 78,
who said three more of his sons
were in the mine.
Ward said tha blast probably
was a dust explosion, followed by
spread of deadly carbon monox
Rescue attempts wera delayed
by preliminary work In clearing
the debris near tha acene of tha
explosion, which occurred approx
imately a mile and a half from
the mine entrance.
Ward said an accurate list of
the men in the mine would be un
available until tomorrow when
company officials checked their
Following a brief illness, M. D.
Keeney of 1210 Garnet street died
at the Willamette sanitarium at
2: SO o'clock Friday afternoon. He
was taken ill Monday with bron
Keeney had been a resident of
Salem for 11 years, 10 of which
he worked as an employe of the
Reid-Murdock Packing company.
His widow, Mrs. Minnie E. Kee
ney, is just recovering from injur
ies received in in an automobile
wreck two months ago.
Besides the widow he is sur
vived by daughters, Grace Sehoa
of Salem, Mable Barton of Wiley,
Colo.. Mrs. Goldle Stout or Sh el
ton. Wash.; sons, W. R. or Salem,
Denvll or Seattle. Warren of Sa
lem; brothers', Ned of Huntington,
W. Va., George of Onaga, Kan.,
Jade or Onaga; sisters, Mrs. Millie
Bonjour or Onaga, Sallie Mouton
ot Onaga; eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
from the chapel of W. T. Rlgdon
tt Son Monday, at 11 a. m., with
Rev. H. G. Humphrey officiating.
Interment will tollow in Belcrest
Funeral services have not yet
been arranged for Harry Clay
Hanson, who shot himself acci
dentally while hunting Thursday.
Announcements will be made
later by Rigdon's. Surviving la
hla widow, Alta Hanson; daugh
ter, Gladys; sons, Kenneth. Har
old and Dwight.
EXPLOSION III If (
M DONALD KEEHEY
DIES BE FRIDAY
i ADMIT ONE when pre-
i seated with one 25c paid .
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! GRAND THEATRE !
round and tha protest waa prob
ably at seeing a good fight
Henry Newman brought Salem
its other fight victory with a de
cision over Tony Baters of Port
land, which looked entirely differ
ent from tha press box. Newman
made a great fourth round rally,
but Baters weathered it and fin
ished by landing a galaxy of lights
to tha chin.
Robert Qaiseaberry of Portland
won a decision over Logan and ols
brother, C. Qulsenberry, punched
ont a decision orer Bob Hastings,
who looked good, thongh handi
capped greatly In reach.
speedy curtain raiser between
Jones and Landall, local 100
pound lads, ended in a draw.
Courtney or Chemawa took a
fall from Phil Bell of Salem In tha
first ronnd of a speedy grappling
go. Max Bigby of Salem and Da
mont of Chemawa wrestled to a
draw. Don Baker of Salem was
forced to default hla wrestling
match to Wbitefeather when ha
pulled a tendon. Pepion of Che
mawa and Osllnd of Salem drew.
A feature wrestling match be
tween Lloyd Miller and Stan
Price, both of Salem, ended in a
draw. Weights are withheld oa
this bout, though they were only
slightly less than a quarter of a
CHICAGO. Dec. (AP)
King Levlnsky tried desperately
to blow up tha man-mountain
from Italy, Primo Camera, to
night and finished loser of a alosa
decision but a hero to the 13,500
The fight was so even ona of
tha Judges cast hla vote for Le
vlnsky, with Referee Ed Pnrdy
and the other judge declaring for
the huge Italian. The verdict was
greeted with boos. -
It was Camera's second tri
umph over Levlnsky he out
pointed the Chlcagoan here a year
The ex-fisb peddler, trying des
perately ror a knockout, exploded
his dynamite In tha first round
when he clipped Camera with a
right to his chin, making his knees
buckle. Before the round ended
he nailed Camera with another
savage right, but was unable to
Camera, using his tremendous
height, weight and- reach with ad
vantage, outflnlshed the tiring
Levinsky to win the verdict.
Levlnsky was outweighed 04
pounds, scaling 197 pounds to 211
ror the ambling alp. Camera tow
ered 10 inches above his opponent
and had a reach advantage or IT
inches. But despite these handi
caps, Levinsky kept tearing in
with bulldog tenacity to win the
plaudits or the crowd.
Notre Dame Man
OTTAWA. Dec. 9 (AP) Alex
Wilson, former middle distance
track star at Notre Dame and a
point winner for Canada in tha
1932 Olympics, today was voted
Canada's outstanding amateur
athlete by the annual convention
of the amateur athletic union or
Wilson rinlahed second to Tom
Hampson, of England, In the 800
meters at Los Angeles and third
to Bill Carr aad Ben Eastman In
the 400 meters.
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December 10, 1932
SALES TAX NEEDED
SAYS El FISHER
Serious Situation of Land
Owners Makes Property
With tax delinquency la tha
atata running from SO to 40 par
cant on real property lerlea mada
In 1931 and daa In 1 It, and with
soma coantlea aa high aa TI par
cent delinquent In tax payments,
reimpoalng a SH-miU property
tax on many districts will ba dis
astrous. Earl Fisher, state tax
commissioner, told tha Salem Ad
club here Friday noon.
To avoid thla tax, mada manda
tory by tha state constltntlon no
matter how great redactions In ex
penses may be, a aalaa tax haa
Fisher aaid this tax or soma
other means of taxation was fav
ored as an offset to a property
tax In all tax conferences held by
the administration In tha last tew
Ha indicated that a special ses
sion of the legislature was prob
able with that body left to deter
mine what means. If any, or tax
readjustment would ba used by
the state in 19SS.
Fisher aaid tha form of a sales
tax being discussed looked toward
the collection of t per cent on the
gross of all retail sales. This tax
would ba paid monthly by the
merchant, who presumably, would
pass it on to consumers.
"Soma revenue must ba had
for the state to prevent the re
turn ot the property tax," Fisher
Ha said expenses in all phasas
of government in Oregon had in
creased from $0,000,000 in 1000
to $60,000,000 In 1120, with
property bearing the large share
of tha cost including debt service
on $190,000,000 outstanding debt.
CHEMAWA, Dec. 9. Chemawa
Indian school defeated Lincoln
high of Portland, runner-up in
the Portland league last year, oa
a Portland basketball floor to
night, Sa to 27. The Indians were
somewhat bothered by the size of
Lincoln's men and were behind In
the first quarter, but pulled ahead
before half time and were leading
thea 11 to 8.
The game was featured by close
guarding and the scores all came
Nitchard 2 F 12 Vlvette
N. Silver 2 F 1 Dogeagle
Wellington 10. C 14 Hatfield
D. Silver 2 G Ameer
Kolberg G 2 Shoulderblade
Breall 11 S 2 Zundl
S 4 Pratt
8 3 Shoulderblade
28 to 21 From
LIBERTY, Dec. 9 The Liberty
grange basketball quintet started
their season's game Wednesday
evening when they won from Hub
bard team here, 28 to 21. The
local organisation has a valuable
addition this season in S. Vlaslck,
who has Utah all-state team
S. Vlaslck IS t E. Oberst T
F. Vlaslck 9 f . .H. Schooler T
Judd 2 c. Hasty 0
Gergerich S g. .L. Schooler 2
Sweet g O. Oberst S
Good toe ws!
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Dec 9.
(AP) Panick St Ford company
today announced It would change
from a two to three-shift basis In
tha manufacturing departments,
adding 128 men aad Increasing
tha wage acala effective January 1.
CHICAOO, Dec 9. (AP)
Sale of I1S.7S1.S00 for tha four
weeks andad December S wara re
ported today by tha Kroger Gro
cery ft Baking company, repre
senting an Increase ot $94.SS7
orar tha preceding four weeks. In
tha face of a customary decline
for tha period.
. WASHINGTON, Dee. I. (AP)
Tha department af eommerca in
Its monthlv review todar mmt forth
that larger payroll disbursement!
ana increased employment bright
ened tha business situation in the
United 8tatee during October. The
department reported that general
business activity remained at tha
level reached daring the Septem
PITTSBURGH. Dec. 9 (AP)
Pointing to a decline In business
tatlnrea during tha last two
months, a condition ha said gen
erally presaged the definite end
of business depressions, Henry H.
Heimann of Cincinnati, executive
manager ot the National Associa
tion of Credltmen, today said he
expected "tha definite beginning
next fall ot a general business- re
covery." MADISON 8QUARE GARDEN,
New York. Dec 9 (AP) The
gleaming Cuban bon bon, slender
"Keed" Chocolate, beat fr the 15
round challenge or chunky Fidel
LaBarba tonight to retain his
claim to the featherweight cham
pionship, but only after as close
and bitter a battle as the big Gar
den pit has seen this season.
Shaded off a trifle from the
spectacular form he has shown in
three years ot battling topnoteh
feathers and lightweights as fast
as they could be thrown against
him. Chocolate bad Just enough
extra sparkle to catch the eyes of
the two Judges. Sam Austin and
Eddie Farrell. while the referee,
Willie Lewis, voted the slam bsng
er a draw at the close of the fif
The two little gamecocks, as far
apart In style as they were In the
tints of their skins, slugged along
at such an even pace that the As
sociated Press score sheet chalked
up six rounds tor each with three
Dalles Huff, aged 13. of Mills
City, died Friday, December 9. in
a local hospital. She Is. survived
by her mother, Mrs. Mary Gough
of Mills City, and her father. E.
M. Huff of Portland. Funeral ar
rangements In charge or'Clough
Barrick funeral home.
LABARei FAILS TO
tacle Ever Filmed
Glorious Romantic Action
JAMES GLEASON . ANDY DEYINE ana
DalrympU Yarr Carioto Saunders
Barragar Muon Cagle Qwetsa Oral
IU bat thraa days, paal MartU
Hand, 37, supernumerary for Cap
ital post No. 9, American Legion,
drum corps hara. died at Salem
Deaconess hospital at 8 o'clock
yesterday morning from pneu
monia. Tha evening before, tha
attending physician had noted na
change tor tha worse la tha pa
Hand daring tha world war wa
a United State naval filer. At tha
end of hia naval service, he be
came an inspector of aviation la
Colorado aad ona ot tha first
members at the United States air
He came to Salem IS years ago
aad a tew yeara later took over
the Capaltol Second Hand store,
263 Chemeketa street.
Surviving are the widow, Maude
Stenstrom Hand; sons, Delmar
Paul and James Arthur; sisters.
Mrs. Roy Stltea of Portland and
Mrs. c. E. Reagan of Monterey.
Cal., and half-brothers, Pearl Da
vis and Harry Davis of Dean, la.
Hand was a member or the Ma.
sons. Eagles, Odd Fellows and
Funeral services will be held
at the Rlgdon chapel at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning with Rev. H.
C. Stover officiating. Graveside
services will be la charge of Pa
cific lodge No. 50, A. F. A. M.
Will Meet Soph
Next Monday at the senior high
school members of the senior class
debate team will meet the sopho
more class team for the lnter-class
chimpionshlp. The seniors to data
have won six of the arguments
and the sophomores five.
Friday noon the Junior affirm
ative team composed of Wallace
Sprague and Parnell Kupper de
feated the sophomore negative
team of Naomi Allsop and Ted
Smith by a Judges' decision of
2 to 1. Judges were William Mos It
er. Waldo Mills and Charles Wet,
with Robert Read, chairman.
SCOUTS PLAN SHOOT
FALLS CITY. Dec. 8. At the
Boy Scout meeting Monday night,
led by Paul Herritage. assistant
scoutmaster, plans were mada for
a rifle match to be held soon at
the scout bungalow.
MICKEY MOUSE CLUB
Meets Today at 12:43
"ELMER" and "GEORGE"
will be there in
LOADS OF FUN
TODAY p 1
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p past year or bo.