The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, October 17, 1933, Page 1, Image 1

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Two More Criminal Insane
Descriptbn5 Indicates They
. Are Hen Seen Recently
: In Hubbard Region
Pair: Worked Northward by
Slow i Degrees, Hiding t
By'Day, They Aver "
Alrln Carter and Dean Welch
sat behind the bara of the crim
inal insane ward at the state hos
pital here last night after slightly
less than, a week and a day of 11b-
erty. They were apprehended a
few hours earlier by State Police
man Ed Snow a mile south of Ore
gon City on the railroad tracks
that parallel the Pacific highway.
Capture of the pair leaves at
large only William O. Bowen out
of the six who escaped the crim
inal Insane ward Sunday night,
- October 8, after cutting cell bars,
slugging Charles C. Williams, at
tendant, and taking his keys.
.. Snow, The Statesman was ad
vised by the .Associated Press,
; satd Carter and Welch readily ad
mitted . their Identity. ' They had
spent the entire tTreek"; of their
' freedom working northward from
Salem, traveling at night, Snow
said they told him,', '
-. Belt red Jtfen Seen . ' ' ' , ,
1 In Hnbharrt . Vicinity i .
That they J probably were the
two men reported to hare appear-
ed last week, feet wrapped In rags
and paper, at farmhouses between
Hubbard .and Aurora and asked
for food, .was evidenced by the
' fact that they had discarded their
leather ward slippers. Welch when
- caught was wearing leather boots
and Carter work shoes. ' : i
- State . hospiUtF officials said
Carter andWelch would be lnter
rogated - today. ".The J two . were
' Quoted by thQ state policeman as
-saying they did v not know the
whereabouts' of Bowen, who is
credited with being the leader of
" the break. : - ' '
The two ' menT were walking
along the railroad track that par
allels the highway when, Snow
came along. The two told Snow,
he said, that they had slept be-
. neath a warehouse In Pulp Center,
a mile south of Oregon City, and
had talked but a few feet when
apprehended. ',"2- -f;
"I was alert, Snow said, 'be
. cause we had . received reports
these two men had, been seen near
Aurora and, Canby. When I saw
them on the railroad track I was
' Instantly suspicious. ' .' ... "
Deny Identity When ' f
First Questioned i -
"I went np to them and saw
; that one had had no strings in his
shoes. I knew the men had no
shoes when they escaped. The oth
. er man had an Impediment In his
- eye;' That made me sure he was
Carter. -
"The men gave me no trouble
when X questioned them. They said -they
were from Missouri.; I .hand--cuffed
them and took them In to
Oregon City, where they admitted
- . their Identity, v.
'They said, they -had had noth
ing ' to eat for three, days They
.bad a few potatoes In a sack and
a few nuta in their pockets."
State police hare expressed the
v opinion that Bowen, whom they
consider the most desperate of the
escaped men,? and s who "engin
eered the break from the crim
lnal Insane- ward took the other
: five Into his plan in order to make
more effective his own escape.
They said he apparently wanted
the. others to break out. with him
so tli search would be divided.
No tangible , trace of the" pur-
ported leader has been found since
he escaped. ' Carter and Welch,
like the other three who were cap
tured, said hey had not seen
Bowen since shortly -. after the
break, and had no Idea where he
had gone.
Elmer Becker was caught near
Gervais the night after, his escape
when he appeared at the Christian
Schlndler tana home to use the
telephone." " The occupants of the
-home recognlxed his name when
he phoned his alater, and detained
him by Inviting him in for a bite
to eat, while they phoned state
police, - . " , ,
Two more, Adolps Bauier and
George Farren, were captured be
tween Wheatland ferry and Fair
view. -
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' ROSEBUlia, Ore' Oct. It. (ff)
The F. W Woolworth store
here was a complete lot as the
result of a blaze which last right
eecasioael ' losses estimated '-- at
Great Britain and United States
Parley Settlement of War Debt
The "big three" of the new war debts negotiations are shown during
first conference In Washington. Left to right, Sir Frederick Leith
Itoss, spokesman for the British delegation. Dean Acheson, under
secretary of the U. S. Treasury and spokesman for the United
States, and Sir Ronald Lindsay, British ambassador to Washington.
It is believed Great Britain wants to settle for a lump sum.
Nelson and Marks Siicceed
'' Starr and Colt, State
Education Group
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16. (JFl
Governor Meier's two latest ap
pointees to the board of higher
education, Roscoe Nelson of Port
land, and Willard L. Harks of
Albany, were today chosen by the
board as president and secretary
respectively 'of that body In an
election made necessary by the re
cent resignations of the former of
ficers, C. L. Starr and C. C. Colt.
Starr's resignation had been re
quested by the governor.
The action was . by unanimous
vote of the eight members present
and was taken at the regular quar
terly meeting of the board held
at the Benson hotel "this after
noon. E. C. Sammons, the only
other member of the board, was
absent in the east on a business
The meeting this afternoon fol
lowed two informal caucuses of
the board members, one huld last
night and the other this forenoon,
at which time i' evidently thresh
ed out any differences that may
here existed, with the result that
the reorganization went through
without a hitch on a prearranged
A policy of "courageously exe
cuting the sacred trust" given the
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Third Inning Starts Tonight
In Contract Bridge Tourney
Mrs. William H. Quinn,
recognized as an outstand
i j. g Cblbertson associate
teacher" will continue today
her popular contract bridge
classes at the Marion hotel.
Caaseea for beginners will
start C p. m. Advanced :
classes will be at S:30
p. m. While ae classes' have
relationship to the ones
gone before, each class la
complete la itself and play
ers are urged to come, wfceT
ther or not they have at
tended previous classes.
. As a special feature, Mrs.
Quinn will give her popular
lecture, MT he Meaning of
the 15 Cards," Wednesday
BMH-nlng promptly at 10:80
-Sw-m.. t the chamber: f
commerce rooms here.-The
lecture la entirely free. In
other cities where Mrs.
Qonva has given the lecture
large audiences hare come
and there has been general
expression of appreciation.
. Players, s whether- beginners
or advanced students, are
all irelcome to attend and
each class wul benefit. V .
Salem's fir i t contract bridge
tournament gets Into lull swing
tonight ' with the : third evening
eg ylaj starting yromjt a$
Governor Hopes to Stiffen
' Demand; Asks Other
States to Join
BISMARCK, N. D., Oct. 16. (fl5)
Governor William Langer late
today signed a proclamation pro
hibiting shipment of wheat from
North Dakota, effective at mid
night Wednesday and continuing
The chief executive of the na
tion's leadingj wheat producing
state of 1933, acted, he said, in
an effort to "restore to our farm
ers a .buying power with which
to maintain a livelihood, and to
stimulate commerce and trade
among our people."
Prices now being paid farmers
for their wheat "are unconscion
able with the cost of production
. . . and results in an unwar
ranted drain of the natural re
sources of our state," said the
proclamation, which the governor
formally signed at 6:30 p. m.,
after a series of conferences.
Governor Langer took his ac
tion under authority granted him
by the 1933 legislature. Use of
national guardsmen would be per
mitted to enforce the terms of the
embargo If he deems It necessary.
Governor Langer said he will
ask governors of all other spring
wheat producing states to join
him in the embargo plan.
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p. m. at the - Marlon hotel. The
Oregon Statesman and 'Irs. WI1
Ham H. Quinn, tournament -con
ductor, especially stress in an
nounclng tho play tonight that
players who have not participated
to- date are fully as welcome as
those- wh hare played hereto
fore. Only six nights' scores can
be entered tovtrd the'' grand
prizes so players starting tonight
era In equal position tor the pri
see with those who have played
earlier. ,
In addition, each night's play
la complete . in itself and 'eight
valuable awards are made in each
section. The Statesman hopes for
and Is preparing' to receive a
larger attendance tonight than at
any time daring the tournament.
Duplicate boards will be play
ed tonight but as a novelty, hands
will be dealt at the outset by the
players. Instead o " playing pre
viously prepared hands. The in!
tlal ! hands - dealt hy each - table
will, be recorded for , reference in
ease any hands are mixed., Then
the hands will be placed in the
boards and -each pair during the
course of the evening: wul test
Its skill on these hands.
: i Close attention will be given
tonight to the, heating and ven
tilation of tho playikg rooms and
to the conduct of the tournament
la a quiet, orderly manner eon
patlble with good playing..'
; Many : players who . heretofore
have not won "awards have ex
pressed great d e s 1 r e to score,
holding that their former defeats
were caused bj first tournament
Hopeful Disarmament Cause
Not Totally Lost and 1
Willing to Help
Germany Adamant Against
Proposal; Stand Meets
General Criticism
The Rcosvelt administration late
today decided the Question whe
ther present disarmament efforts
should be continued had become
one for Europe alone to deter
mine. Although hopeful the arms re
duction cause had not been com
pletely lost, and expressing pub
licly a belief disarmament is of
"vital importance" to world
peace, the administration decided
definitely to remain on the side
lines of forthcoming consultations
between European capitals as to
whether conditions were favor
able for continuing.
(By the Associated Press)
With the adjournment Monday
of the world disarmament confer
ence until October 26 world lead
ers pondered the next mo7e to be
made in the muddled arms situa
tion. The plea of Arthur Henderson,
the conference president, that
the strutKle for disarmaments
must go on" was re-echoed in
some world capitals, but others
took a different view of Ger
many's withdrawal from the par
ley and the league of nations.
Geneva Delegates said they
had a two-fold problem: getting
Germany back Into the negotia
tions or drafting an arms con
vention without Germany. In a
note Henderson sent Foreign Min
ister von Neurath of Germany.
the chairman declared he consid
ered invalid the retch's reasons
for withdrawing. The conference
adjourned to give delegates op
portunity to consult their gov
ernments. Many had the convic-
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Undaunted by his 69 years, O.
O. Hughson, organizer for the
Oregon Building congress, made
his annual walk from Portland to
Salem yesterday, arriving at 6:05
a. m. to be greeted by members of
the local congress chapter. For
many years, Hughson has taken
this hike on his birthday to dem
onstrate his physical fitness. .
To proper diet and exercise.
chiefly diet, Hughson attributes
his agility at 69, be told builders
at the congress forum meeting at
the chamber of commerce last
night. When he was 42, he said,
he refused to take his physician
seriously when the medical man
said he was In serious physical
condition, Hughson waged a fight
against his disorder which he
again demonstrated yesterday as
having won, - .
A delay in leaving Portland and
a desire not to keep his Salem
welcomers . waiting led Hughson
yesterday to cut down his walk to
around 40 miles. He rode the first
11 miles. In the past he has been
accustomed to walking the 62
miles In 13 hours. Circumstances
this year prevented his making
the jaunt according to custom on
his birthday, which came late last
month. -
Bassett Hoofs
l It; Car Stolen
TL H. .'Ray'V Bass ett sat
through the Capital Post No. 9,
American Legion, meeting at the
Fraternal! temple last night, ' un
aware that he would hare to walk
home or beg a ride. When he left
the hall, he found his car, a light
coach bearing Oregon license
149-800, had been stolen, he re
ported to city police. "
i NEW YORK." Oct 11. (fl -Claire
Lace, actress, and her so
ciety husband; Clifford Warren
Smith, hate agreed to "disagree"
and as a result the one-time fol
lies girl is scheduled to receive 00 a Tear for the rest of her
Oil, Gasoline
Price Set by
Ickes' Order
In the first government effort
at pegging prices under the NRA
program. Secretary Ickes tonight
ordered minimum levels fixed for
oil and its products, effective as
of December 1, to prevent "com
petitive abuses."
A complicated structure Of pri
ces was established by the order,
which was expected In some oil
sources to force Quotations to
consumers upwards from one to
two cents a gallon for gasoline.
The Pacific coast was allowed
74 cents for tanker gasoline and
7 cents for tank car prices,
while varying schedules were es
tablished for areas in which spe
cial factors such as transporta
tion costs were above or below
the general level.
PORTLAND, Ore,, Oct 16. (JP)
The first aet of the Oregon
state committee for the code of
fair competition for the petro
leum Industry, meeting in execu
tive session here today, was to
make it mandatory on all deal
ers to provide a uniform method
of displaying all price signs for
all grades of gasoline.
Major oil company officials
said here tonight they did not
expect any immediate change in
Pacific coast gasoline selling
rates as a result of the price peg
ging order issued by Secretary
Ickes in Washington.
Retention of Uniforms With
That in View Suggested
By Manager Hill
A suggestion that the Salem
drum corps be only temporarily
disbanded, to be revived a year
from now to praetn for partici
pation in the competition at. the
American Legion national conven
tion to be held at Los Angeles in
1935, was made by Manager Tom
Hill at the Capital Post No. 9
meeting at Fraternal temple last,
night. Hill asked that the corps'
equipment be retained, rather
than sold, with this end In view.
On Lehalf of the corps, Hill
presented Allan O. Carson, post
commander the past year, with a
handsome yellow gold signet
ring. Carson was praised and
thanked for 1 . support of the
Profits from the Lenefit dance
given last Friday mounted to
134.25, which will go toward pay
ment for the new uniforms. No
official word has yet been receiv
ed regarding the reported allot
ment or 75'J, equivalent of sec
ond prize in the Chicago compe
tition, to the corps, It was re
ported. The post meeting was followed
by a social session . ith enter
tainment provided by the auxi
liary including music by the
championship trio and quartet,
and Professor F. E. O'Hara, vio
linist, and talk by Mrs. Dorothy
Eakin of Dallas, state auxiliary
president. Mrs. Glenn Seeley was
program chairman.
Request Bids
On Approach
Widening Job
. First work toward widening the
Pacific highway, entrance to Sa
lem via Fairground road and
North V a. ltol street can be got
ten under v ay this winter if
satisfactory bids received at
the state highway commission
meeting at Portland October. 25,
it was reported the highway
department her yesterday." Re
placement -of . the North lull
creek bridge on North Capitol is
not included in this letting.
Provided drainage : problems
not arise, workmen can start as
soon aa . the contract is . let.: on
tearing tap old carting and lay
ing the 8000 linear feet of new
curbing called for in the plans.
The bulk of the ; Job, however,
consisting of laying 19,000 square
yards of asfhaitie concrete and
7000 yards- of Portland cement
concrete pavement, 1 1 S 0 square
yards rof concrete sidewalks and
drivewayg will go over until suit
able weather la the spring. ; '
Specifications submitted to bid
ders eall for a - 6 9-foot roadway
between Madison and Myrtle are
nae and 44-foot . ro '. way ' north
to the city limits. Corners at Mar
ket, Shipping and Center street
: FOR '35 Will
Metal "Buttons" Get Trial
Instead of Painting
Pedestrian Lane
Fire Prevention Ordinance
To Be Revised; Budget
Ready for Action
A variety of miscellaneous
business, most of which deajt
with formal approval of street
Improvement assessments against
real property in the city, passed
the city council '. n Cay night.
The councilmen adopted a new
; olicy regarding street intersec
tions following Alderman V. E.
Kuhn's recommendation that me
tal "buttons be laid in the pave
ment to .ark intersections, in
lieu of te use of painted strips.
Kuhn said a Bet of such buttons
would cost, installed, 964 a sec
tion in comparison t- 912.50 for
painting, the latter being requir
ed twice a year. He declared the
new gytem would save money.
Installation of such markers on
four downtown afreet crossings
was ordered as a start.
Petition fr the placing of a
popcorn wagon on the curb on
North Church street near the
State theatre was referred to a
committee ior consideration. City
Attorney Kowits . aid such a per
mission could come only through
new ordinance, present ordi
nances making such a placing of
popcorn wagon illegal.
The council voted $150 from
Its 'emergency fund to use in
equipping the office and Improv
ing the buildinc to be used by
the federal reemployment service.
Permission was given tne state
convention of Gideons, coming
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Reelecting five former directors
and selecting seven new members
of the Junior board, Junior divi
sion members of the city T. M.
C. A. completed their annual bal
loting last night.
Bill Shlnn and Joe Law were
selected as grammar school mem
bers of the boys' board. Douglas
Chambers, Charles Wiper, George
Arbuekle, Douglas McKay Jr., and
Tom Roen will represent Junior
high school boys on the board,
with Chambers, Wiper and Ar
buekle serving their second terms.
Phil Brownell and David Comp-
ton were -reelected as high school
representatives. Serving with
them from their age-group will be
Gordon Black, Dayton Robertson
and Pete Gelser, newly elected. -
The Junior board of directors
works with Gus Moore, boys' work
secretary and Dwight Adams, phy
sical director.
Murder Definitely Shown
In Death of
Doubt about the manner In
which Matt H. Hage, CO, Silverton,
met his death sometime after mid
night Saturday no longer exists,
Deputy Sheriff Newell Williams
declared upon return to Salem last
night after spending the day at
Silverton - making investigations.
Williams says there Is no doubt
bat that Hage was murdered.
State Police Officer Mulkey also
spent some time at the scene of
the tragedy yesterday, afternoon.
ThisoDlnlon is also held by Dis
trict-Attorney W. H. Trindle. who
spent most all of Saturday and
Sunday and several hours Monday
on the case., . ."..) ...
The killing was a local Job
there. In opinion of Williams. Sup
posedly, money which. Hage Is said
to have flashed was tne mouve.
Williams said he yesterday found
at the . Hage home papers- which
Hage was reported to have taken
from, his safety box. at the bank
Friday. A careful -. examination
showed ail the papers to be intact.
According to what Deputy W Li
lian) S learned, Hage, boastful when
he had? imbibed' of liquor, told
about . town that he . had taken
some papers from: the safety de
posit box aad that the papers used
to be" worth a great deal more than
they were now worth.'
Hage, when found "about T
o'clock CaturCaj. porslsf Ja tie
Relief Fund
Control Chief Agenda
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Mrs. Kelly and
Mother Headed
Toward Prison
The federal government re
moved Kathryn Kelly, wife of
George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and
her mother, Mrs. R. G. Shannon,
both under, life sentences for the
Charles F. Urschel kidnaping,
from the county jail today and
hustled them toward prison
aboard a Rock Island train due
in Memphis at 6:45 a. m. tomor
row. Tickets for the two women and
their four guards were forwarded
here from Washington and their
destination could not be ascer
tained. However, it was expected
Mrs. Shannon would be taken to
the Shelby county workhouse,
leased by the government, about
10 miles from Memphis. Kathryn
probably will be taken to the fed
eral prison at Cincinnati.
Traditional Tail Man and
Short Man Get $2200,
Miss Equal Amount
WALLOWA, Ore.. Oct. 16. (ff)
Two men who addressed each
other as "Shorty" and "Slim" held
up five persons, one a woman, in
the Stockgrowers National . bank
here shortly after noon today and
escaped In a light' green roadster
with 12,200 In cash and an unde
termined amount of bonds and
ether papers.
Police who investigated ex
pressed the belief that the robbers
either left town on a ; little-used
road in a northeasterly direction
toward Flora, near the Washing
ton state-Wallowa county line, or
headed in the direction of Lewis-
ton, Idaho.
Florence M6ffitt, clerk, and
three patrons, D. A. Scott, C. L.
Bales and Marion McCrae, were
lined up and forced into a room
at the rear while the cashier, C.
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Dawes vs. Allen
Suit Opens Here
Trial of the suit brought by Joe
Dawes, guardian of Lucy Dawes,
to recover 975,000 from Dr. Wil
liam W. Allen, Mill City physician,
opened in the circuit court Sat
urday. The plaintiff alleged Incompe
tency snd neglect on the part of
the physician. This was denied by
the defendant.
Matt H. Hage
railroad yards in Silverton, bad
91.29 In' small change on his per
son. Friday he is known to have
had 118, presumably three five-
dollar bills and small change. Dis
trict Attorney Trindle in his
checkup found , that Hage had
spent for liquor and groceries
enough to account tor a $5 bill
he is known to hare broken and
the $2 in change. It is presumed
that when he was killed, the as
sailant got only 910.
The fatal wound on the back of
Hage's head showed no outward
signs of bruises or swelling, and
tor this reason ft was first taken
tor granted that the man . feH,
striking himself on the head, with
death resulting. Closer examina
tion Indicated that a "sap" or sim
ilar Instrument had done the
workvv".'-- H--' Jff' - :-. .
This Is borne out In the au
topsy.5 Dr. L. E. Barrick, county
coroner, said last night that it is
the general opinion of all physi
cians and surgeons whox nave naa
any contact with : the case that
findings point away from the or
irinal idea of an aecldenL
No inquest has been held, and
whether one will be held will not
be definitely determined until this
morning when the district attor
ney, officers and Barrick have
further consultation - upon ,.. the
matter, .
to latch
Decision is Reached
After Final Word
From Hopkins
Truck Legislation to
Come Up, and Also
Schools' Needs
Oregon's P90- legislators will
gather, for 'the third official time
this year, at the statehouse here
Monday, November 20, at 11 p.
m., it was made certain yester
day when Governor Meier reveal
ed that he had definitely 'deter
mined to convene the legislature
and had selected that date. He
said the formal proclamation ,
would be issued, within the next
few days.
Governor Meier made his an
nouncement following riecelpt of
a letter from Harry L. Hopkins,
federal relief administrator and
a long-distance telephone confer
ence with Raymond Wilcox, chair
man of the state relief commit
tee. Governor Meier declared that
the speci: 1 legislative assembly
was . imperative because "of the
demand for relief funds. which can
be provided by the .federal gov-t'
ernment only on a match basis.
Statement Points
Need of Conclave -,
A statement issued by Governor
Meier In connection with the call
"In order that funds may be
made available for the state to
cooperate with the federal gov
ernment In affording -relief te ap
proximately one hundred thous- f
and .persons in destitute clrcura- '
stances because of unemployment,
and In order also that legislation'
may. be enacted regulating the
manufacture ' and sale of Intoxi
cating liquors I have decided ts
convene the legislature in extra
ordinary session on November 2t, r
"Although the federal govern
ment has heretofore allocated
funds for the care of the desti-.
tute without requiring the state
to cooperate, the federal relief ad
ministrator, Harry L. Hopkins, re
cently announced that In the fa
ture it would be necessary for
the state to match federal funds
on a two to one basis, and be has
this day formally notified the ex
ecutlve department that federal
contributions for relief in Oregon
will not be continued beyond the
middle of December except on a
cooperative basis. .
'In view of this policy of the
federal government with respect
to future relief funds, and in view
of the further fact that the vari
ous counties and cities are finan
cially unable to carry on any fur
ther relief work, there Is no alter
native left but special session te
provide ways and means for meet
ing the demands of the federal re
lief administration."
SUte To Be Without
Liquor Control Lw
"With respect to the need of
legislation ' governing alcoholic
beverages, it la sufficent to state
Sat when' the prohibition amend
ent of the federal constitution ts
repealed a few weeks hence. Ore
gon will be without any regale- :
tory legislation on this Important
subject. We must meet the sltoa '
Uon promptly if the evils attend
ant upon the? old saloon regha
are to be avoided. , ohj "-t,
"The special session will aks4
afford an opportunity to consider
legislation for the relief of finan
cially distressed school districts,
remedial legislation connected
with bus and track regulation, -and
certain other emergency mat
ters which have arisen since the .
regular legislative session." '
: The amount of money necessary
to care for relief needs in Oregon
tor the . last month in 1 9 3 3 and
1934 and how the money shall be -raised
already has been recom
mended by GoVernor Meier's com
mittee of 32' members appointed ,
to investigate and determine the
necessity of a special legislative,!
session. A majority report ; ef a
sub-committee declared that $1?- -000,000
would be required walls
the minority report recommended
$8.O0a,00O as the maximum ate
ount that would be necessary- The ;
minority report was signed by
Raymond. Wilcox and two others
members of. the sub-committee,
and later was adopted by the cos
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