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Salem Oregon, Tuesday Morningy November 14, 1933
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;v CHALLENGE ON
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Arthur Henderson to Resign
Ms Parley President if
Deadlock Continues
Vote" of Censure is Snowed
Under Though Labor and
Liberals Combine -
LONDON, Not. 13. (ff) Ar
thur. Henderson .in a personal
message read, to the . House of
Commons tonight threatened to
quit, as president of the "world
disarmament conference unless
governments change their "atti
tude" regarding arms.
The announcement came as a
sensation and as a climax to a
debate on disarmament in which
the British government's policy at
Genera was severely criticized.
Sir Stafford Cripps, labor party
colleague of Henderson, wound
up the debate for the opposition
and read the veteran peace work
er's message.
"I have not decided to resign,"
it said, "but" the present situa
tion is most unsatisfactory.
"Unless there is a change In
the present situation I cannot
continue as president of the con
ference. No results are likely to
be achieved by the attitude adopt
ed by delegations at a recent
meeting, and it is useless for me
to remain here for months unless
the attitude changes."
A vote of censure moved by
the labor party on the grounds
that the government's disarma
ment course did not represent the
will of the people, as expressed
in recent elections, was defeated
409 to 64.
David Lloyd George's indepen
dent liberals voted with the labor
ltes. Samuel's liberals abstained.
The government took the stand
today that it Is up to Germany to
make a move to save the peace
of Europe. . rr.' - -
Prime Minister 'ajgjwx ; Mc
Donald e o n f i x, ni ed before the
House of Commons that Britain
is marking time, but. warned she
is ready to point a finger of
blame at any country responsible
for a breakdown in peace , ef
forts. IS
SOLD MS. If
PORTLAND, Nov. 13. JP)
The sale of 111,000 pounds of
Oregon butter to. the United
States army in Manila was an
nounced here today by the Inter
state Associated creameries. The
association said the sale will re
move one-tenth of the state's but
ter surplus.
The transaction eame as ft cli
max to a straggle launched last
week to prevent the army from
purchasing Australia butter.
G. A. Brown, manager of the
Interstate Associated creameries
appealed to Governor Julius L.
Meier and Congressman. C H.
Martin CD., Ore.) when it -was re
ported 'Australian producers were
low bidders on the contract to
.furnish the army 70,000 pounds of
butter. : ,
Governor Meier and Congress
man Martin wired to the secretary
of war and the quartermaster gen
eral asking that Oregon produc
ers be given the contract, explain
ing the' state was laced with a
surplus" of more than ; 1,000,009
pounds of butter. - ' v
- "Subsequently, the "Australian
bid was rejected and the' con-i
tract, giTen jto the Interstate As
sociated creameries,' was increas
ed from 70.000 to 111,000 pounds;
valued at about $25,000.
- The hatter will be moved - to
Manila - within the next two
months. , ....
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PORTLAND, Ore.. Nor. IS. (ff)
The stand that more tax funds
should be apportioned to the coun
ties was taken again by Oregon
State county Judges and commis
sioners at the opening of their
28th annual convention here to
day. The convention comes to,
close Wednesday. The organisa
tion took a similar stand at last
year's convention.
Attend' the convention are 25
county judges and 55 county com
missioners. . . 1
County clerks and recorders of
Oregon also opened their annual
meeting here today, their 21st. :
One of their objectives, they de
cided" today. will be to have the
new. law regarding chattel mort
gage recording tees amended so
that the counties will receive just
vpay. for their work, . "'..
'The legislative committee,- It
was expected.. will draft a bill to
amend the statute. The committee
consists of TJ. G. Boyer of Sa
lem, A." J. Moore of Corvallls and
W. B. DlHard of Eugene,
cournr officials
:1EIT1P01MID
Education Board Will
Hold Sp
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Marks Indicates Call is Planned but Date Not
' Definite ; Governor Narrows List , of . -,
Pcjejsibilitito Few, Word
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PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13. XAP)A special meeting of
the Oregon state, board of higher education will prob
ably be held within-the next few days, Willard Marks of Al
bany, acting president, disclosed here today. Marks said he
expected there wouW a meeting of the board soon, but
added no formal summons has yet been sent to members
CITY WIBS POINT.
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Demurrer Upheld, Opening
Way for New Appeal to
High State Court
Jndge L. G. Lewelllng late yes
terday sustained a demurrer filed
by the city of Salem to the answer
of the Oregon-Washington Water
Service company in the case in
volving the proposed purchase and
construction of a water system
here.
Thexourt thus laid the basis
for a new appeal of the case to the
state supreme court. That body,
earlier this year, sustained the
validity of the proposed bond is
sue on the points raised in the
city's appeal. It then remanded
the litigation back to the -court
here to be tried on its full merits.
The water company proceeded
to answer the city's complaint
previously the company had only
demurred to the complaint and
carried its point, thus forcing the
appeal of the city which the latter
won.
It the supreme court now sus
tains the demurrer of the city,
which was yesterday sustained by
Judge Levelling, litigation in the
Oregon courts would be at an end.
It is presumed the water com
pany might seek to revive its
pending case in . federal court.
Usually the federal courts refuse
to take Jurisdiction on a ca3o
which primarily concerns a state
law.
Amateurs Blow
Brewery's Safe
PORTLAND, Nov. 13. (JP)
The safe at the Blitz - Weinhard
brewery here was "blown" today
by what police detectives describ
ed a3 amateur safe crackers. The
intruders used too much explo
sive, the officers said, causing con
siderable damage to the office,
and apparently were so surprised
they fled, leaving behind them
about $3000 in cash. The money
was found under the overturned
safe.
SPOKANE BID LOW
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13. (fPi
Joslin & McAlister of Spokane,
with a bid of ?9,004, were found
to be low when bids were opened
In the Portland district office of
the army engineers today on con
struction of about one mile of
road at the site of the $31,000,
000 power and navigation dam
across the Columbia river at
Bonneville.
INQUEST SET TODAY
PORTLAND. Nov. 13. UP) Fu
neral services fof two of the four
men .who were killed when a
fmnTinrt niana crashed in the
hills near Portland in a densefog
Thursday night were held nere
today. .
nr. Robert C. Coffey of Port
land, widely known for his or
iginal work in surgery, was nunea
t tha same hour that final serv
ices were being held for Alfred W.
Davis of Seattle, airplane puoi
who was at -the controls of the
plane when it crashed.
Services were nem yesteraay ior
Herman Conn of Poruana, ana
Knit of Arthnr A. Tr os tier of
Chicago and New .York was cre
mated ana ine asnee ini "
York for final rites. They were
the other two who met death in
the fallen plane.
An inquest wui oe nem tomor
row to determine the facta in con
nection with the tragedy. Coroner
R. N. Erwin said.
' ' MERCURY HITS TO
nmin XTnr. 13: !P While the
.i.iiihi f afmroaehinff winter
myywiw.. .. wm
r.a Tnanifestlac itself in other
paxia ....
Bend enjoyed its third consecuUre
uaj . vt D a "o " - -
The sun crossed aaobstrueted over
a cloudless Sky. TUO wmperaiun
rose to 70 degrees.: ? : ' -,.:
STORIES HELD FALSE
pnnTT.ANDi Nov. 1$. (JPl Re
ports that the. carcasses of scores
of elk -were left lying in we aium
Af eastern Orecon during the re
cent three-day open season, and
.v. ra wanted, were found
investigation to he greatly . ex
ecial Meeting;
ected
imenitLxp
vuo a aaie nas not seen sec
Dr. W. J. Kerr, state chancel
lor of higher education, is on his
way to Chicago to attend meet
ings of the Association of Land
'Grant Colleges and the Associa
tion of University Presidents. His
resignation was demanded last
week by Dean Wayne L. Morse
of the University of Oregon law
Bchool after Nelson announced his
resignation.
Appointment of a successor to
Roscoe C. Nelson on the board
of higher education appeared
likely within a very short time,
according to advices from the
governor's office here Monday.
While no specific names were
mentioned, Governor Meier let it
be known that he had giTen care
ful consideration to a number of
possible appointees and had nar
rowed the list of men considered
down to a small group.
While the position is reputed
to be a hard, unsatisfactory one,
a number of men in Oregon
would welcome the appointment,
the governor's office stated.
An early meeting of the board
of higher education after the ap
pointment is announced, is looked
for. Willard Marks, vice-chairman
of the board, has conferred with
the governor concerning a new
board member, it became known
Monday.
Next to Last Round Tonight
With Interest Gaining
As Climax Nears
Interest will heighten, in The
Statesman contract bridge tour
ney at the Marlon hotel tonight as
the play goes into the seventh and
next to last round and scores count
heavily toward the city champion
ship. Even larger crowds of play
ers will be attracted to the tour
nament room tonight, it is expect
ed, since a number of state legis
lators, filtering in for the special
session next week, have signified
their intention of entering the last
minute competitions.
Under the direction of Mrs. Wil
liam H. Quinn, Culbertson associ
ate, the beginners' class in con
tract will again be held at 2
o'clock and the advanced class at
3:30 at the Marion this afternoon.
As each class is a unit in itself,
opportunity still exists for present
and would-be bridge fans to learn
the rules and ways of the game
from a skilled player and Instruc
tor. Who will win the generous
grand prizes of the tournament is
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BRIDGE TOIIY IS
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Plane Victims Buried
It's Spring at Bend
Elk Slaughter Denied
Church Leaders Sued.
aggerated, state game commission
ers declared at their meeting here
todsy. .'
.Althmirh atnr1fa ttt bow til
slaughtered elk were left lying on
the ground In Union, Wallowa,
Baker and Umatilla counties, were
rfTen to the nress. the commis
sioners said, not one case of wan
ton slaying was reported to the
authorities. '
The commissioners added that
"wild stories regarding the whole
sale slaughter of domestic cattle
Anrinr the onen season are. with
out foundation in fact. A thorough
investigation has failed to reveal
a single case of the killing of do
mestic livestock - during the elk
hunting season.
MEMBER ASKS $30,000
PORTLAND, Nov. 13. (Ja
cob Kreiger, a member of the Ev
angelical Congregational Brethren
church (German) filed an action
In circuit court here today seek
ing $50,000 damages from the
Rev. Conrad J. Wagner, whose re
moval l nastor of tha church is
also being sought in circuit court f
Henry Dillman ana jscod Aiaier,
I Weber and Jacob Behm. t :
Kreiger set forth in hW com
plaint that : tha defendants eon
ntruf ma.Hr Ion aW aeainst him be
cause he believed the pastorate of
. . at .
the Rev. Wagner was nor, 10 tae
best interests of the congregation.
He 'said that on November the
defendants .caused other members
to vote for his ex:communicatlon
without, giving . him. notice and
while he was at home ill. He asked
125,000 damages, to his reputation
and $25oa punitive damages,
RECREATIONAL :
PROGRHIlt
BE URGED HERE
Federal "Funds for Needed
Materials Allowed in
New Setup, Report
Committee to Present Plan
For 12 Tennis Courts, -Two
Pools, Stated
An extensive public recreation
building program for Salem Is to
be ! urged on the Marion county
relief- committee by the Salem
recreational promotion commit
tee. It became known yesterday,
v Included in this program .would
be the construction of six tennis
courts in the south and six ten
nis courts in the north of Salem.
Two swimming pools, one for the
south and one for the north part
of town, are also contemplated.
Funds would be provided by
the newly allotted $400,000,000
emergency works appropriation
which Is to be expended through
out the 48 states in the next
three months. Of this fund, up
to 30 per cent can go for ma
terials. Administration of the
work is to be through the stats
and ccunty relief committees.
When Major George Braden of
Pasadena was here last month be
urged such a program for Salem.
Braden is western representative
of the National Playground as
sociation. He pointed out to -local
recreational leaders that similar
projects were being undertaken
in many cities throughout the
United States. He also showed
how vital recreational' facilities
were in the new scheme of
shorter working days and more
recreational hours.
A group of local people found
merit In ills suggestions but felt
thjere would be difficulty in ef
fectuating them because of lack
of funds for material. Now with
labor and materials both to be
afforded under the winter relief
plan, the recreational program
seems on Its way to being accom
plished.
The local committee, headed by
Dr. B. P. Pound, chairman, will
meet Friday noon to consider the
program it will propose as a Sa
lem relief project. Other mem
bers of the committee are Doug
las McKay, Robert Boardman,
Harold Hauk, Curnee Flesher, T.
M. Hicks, S. B. Laughlin, Jake
Fuhrer and Grace Walgamott.
(MEH, KILLED
PEORIA, 111.. Nov. 13. OP)
Cornered in a barber shop, Rus
sell Hughes, 35, was shot and
killed today by police who sought
to question him about bank rob
beries, counterfeiting, and the
$400,000 kidnaping syndicate,
headed by "Handsome Jack"
Klutas.
Alfred Jenkins, a bystander,
and Police Detective Robert
Moran incurred wounds that phy
sicians said might prove fatal as
Hughes huddled behind a barber
chair and blazed away with pis
tols in both bands until he fell
with seven bullet wounds.
Detective Fred Montgomery
recognized Hughes, long a pal of
Klutas, as he drove past the bar
ber shop in a squad car with. De
tectives Moran and Jay Dusen
berry. Hughes was lounging in
the shop doorway.
Three underlings in Klutas'
band of college bred kidnapers,
described by authorities as the
smartest that ever operated, have
been, arrested, and . charged at
Chicago with twlee kidnaping
James Hackett, wealthy gambler,
who was one of a dozen of the
gang's victims.
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Capital. Post No. t, American
Legion, will have charge of fun
eral services Wednesday, Novem
ber 15, at 2 p. m. at the Clough
Barrick mortuary for James
(Sunny Jim) Medley, 45, who
died ' in the Portland Veterans'
hospital Sunday afternoon. Ten
days previously he had under
gone an - operation and ,. friends
here had been informed that
little hope was held for his re
covery. t - - . -;
Medley, negro connected -with
a shoe shining e o n e e r n here,
transferred his Legion member
ship front a Portland post when
he moved to Salem 10, years ago.
He was property manager, for the
local drum corps and accompan
ied that organisation on its re
cent trip to Chicago. t i
. He is survived, by his mother
and one sister, both Portland
residents. Interment will be in
the 'Legion ; elide, at City Yiew
eem etery. , Zj-'.,! . -,.
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Kidnaped Youth
Widely Sought
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UrutiKC Mart, wealthy Kan
Jose,' Cal., youth, kidnaped
when he went to a darkened
parking lot to get his automo
bile. The kidnaper phoned the
father of the boy, Alex Hart, de
partment store owner, demand
ing 40,000 ransom. Central
Press photo.
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to inns
Parents Issue Request as
Fourth Day Passes With
No Word About Son
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 13. (JP)
An appeal to the kidnapers of
Brooke L. Hart to establish con
tact for negotiations of a ransom
payment was issued by the miss
ing youth's father and mother
from their home here tonight.
The anneal, which followed an
other day of. fruitless search by
police and federal authorities for
young Hart, read:
"To the kidnapers or Brooke u.
Hart, we are anxious for the re
turn of our son, Brooke. We de
sire to negotiate for his return
personally or through the inter
mediary who might be selected.
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VTfift. Rnain. Nov. 13. (JPi
Colonel and Mrs. Charles A- 'Lind
bergh tonight slept aboara tneir
seaplane jnoored in the Minho riv
er not far from the place wnere
they were forced to land by bad
weather conditions on a -flight to
Portugal.
nffiHais of the .nearby town oi
Valencia ; do Minho were their
hpsts at a dinnerearller this even
ing. ' : :
The Americans, who started
fmm Rsntono. Bnain. this morning
and decided to cut short the Jour
ney because of rain and tog, pian
nd to continue to Lisbon early
Tuesday if weather permits.
1 They were escorted to the vai
nrlft da Minho' town hall where
an Impromptu dinner had been
prepared in their honor. A num
ber of officials from the Spanish
town of Calderaa De Tut and of
ficials of the Spanish' and Portu
gese navies also attended.
Late Sports
- PORTLAND, Ore., Not. 1$. (JP)
Bulldog Jackson, 180, of Kiam
ath Falls defeated Rob Roy, 158,
of Jackson, Mich., two. falls out of
three, in the main event on ' to
night's wrestling program .here. '
Jackson took the first fall in
It minutes with a hammerlock.
lost the second to. Roy, who ap
plied a body press in t minutes',
then won the deciding fall in' 10
minutes with an airplane apis.'
r Robin Reed, 157, Reedsport,
Ore., won the semi-windup from
Dorry. Detton, 156, Salt Lake City,
two falls out of, three. .
Mickey McGuIre, 157, West Sa
lem, won. the ' preliminary on a
fonl from Red Fenton, 100, Los
Angeles, after each had taken a
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SEAPLANE
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Government Concentrates
On Getting Money Into
Hands of Jobless
Railroad and Home Loans
Get Attention From
U. S. Agencies .
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.
While " continuing to hike , the
price of gold in accordance with a
previously announced effort to
raise commodity prices, the ad
ministration today turned inten
sively to an endeavor to pump
money into the hands of the un
employed. In line with the president's
avowed determination to place 2,-
000.000 men now on work relief
on 'regular work at regular
wages" by November 16, with an
other 2,000,000 unemployed to be
absorbed as Boon as possible, ad
ministration officials announced
several new moves.
The bureau of public roads in
vited state highway commissions
to list immediately at least six
projects for each of the 3,000
counties in the country on which
maintenance expenditures of not
more than $5,000 might be made
immediately. The projects would
be financed in the proportion of
65 per cent.rellef funds and 35 per
cent federal aid funds to the
states. It was said that' $90,000,-
000 would be spent for such work.
The Reconstruction corporation
reduced the Interest on loans to
railroads from five per cent to
four per cent for the year that
began November 1, with the un
derstanding that the railroads
would use the saving "plus sub
stantial additional funds" to em
ploy new men during the winter.
There was no official estimate of
the saving by the reduction of in
terest, but unofficial estimated
placed it at a little less than $4,-
000.000.
The newiy reorganized Home
Owners Loan corporation an
nounced plans it said were In
tended to clear up $903,000,000
in mortgages in the closed banks
of 10 states and put cash into the
hands of depositors in the closed
banks. Under the plans, the cor
poration would exchange its bonds
for the mortgages and the former
might be used as collateral for
loans from the R. F. C. At 80 per
cent of their value. Freeing mon
ey for quick payment to deposit
ors was described as the purpose
behind the move.
Few school teachers In Marion
county are experiencing difficulty
in cashing their warrants, the
county school superintendent's of
fice here reports. The majority of
the districts have little or no war
rant debt. Those that do hare
been able to cash their warrants
with banks in the county, provid
ed the banks were satisfied war
rants had not been issued In ex
cess of taxes levied and provid
ed the districts were making rea
sonable efforts to curtail their
costs.
In no instances In this county
are schools. known to be in danger
of closing-because of outstanding,
uneashable warrants.
The annual report of the coun
ty school superintendent, made
as of June 30, 1933, shows that
the total outstanding school war
rant debts has increased only a
small percentage over a year ago.
Federal Road
For Oregon
A complete list of Oregon pro
jects contemplated under the fed
eral work relief program announc
ed in Washington by Thomas H.
MacDonald, chief engineer for the
bureau of public roads, was be
ing prepared Monday by R. H.
Baldock, state highway engineer,
and other state highway depart
ment officials. Baldock said the
proposed program would be com
pleted today.
Baldock estimated that Oregon
might receive as much as $2,000,
000 of the emergency road appro
priation; At -.Washington later
Monday it was Stated that $90,
000,000 would he set aside for
this work. On the basis of popu
lation, Oregon's quota would be
about $800,000. It was understood
by the Washington news releases
that this sum would be in addi
tion to the $400,000,009 civil
works relief program announced
late last week. .
Baldock estimated that 608 men
could he employed In emergency
road work in Marlon county and a
total of 0500 employed In the en
tire state. . - . '
SCHOOL win
uu.
Order!
Willllacli
Nazi Propaganda
Hearing Will be
Launched Today
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.
Preparations for inquiry into al
leged nazl activities m the United
States were completed today by
Chairman Dickstein of the house
immigration committee.
After a conference at the White
House, the New York democrat
told newspapermen that hearings
would be opened tomorrow before
the Immigration committee but
that much of its investigation
would be conducted behind closed
doors.
Aides to the chief execntlre add
ed there was nothing to Indicate
whether Mr. Roosevelt approved
or aisapprovea oi wicusieia
move.
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Ellis and Cooley Find Drive
Getting Results; Urge
Public's Support
The Salem Buy Now campaign,
though still in its infancy, is al
ready developing another strong
right arm for the national move
to recovery through buying now.
Merchants generally reported
an unexpected heavy business Sat
urday, part of which was attrib
uted to the Buy Now endeavor.
One merchant reported a record
on sales. At one clothing store,
three men win bought outfits Sat
urday declared they had not in
tended to buy at this time, but
that they thought they'd "do
their bit to help Buy Now sue
ceed".
And women have a lot of power
in putting the campaign over and
giving Jobs to men and women
both locally and throughout the
nation, William P. Ellis, NRA gen
eral for Salem, declared yester
day. His remarks were heartily
seconded by Ralph Cooley, chair
man for the NRA Buy Now 30-day
campaign.
"It is probably true, as ha
often been stated, that women
control or influence between 80
and 85 per cent of all buying,"
said Cooley. "Just at, present, the
most important duty before the
people of this country is to step
up the retail business. And It is
being stepped up. A sustained, in
tensive buying effort between now
and the end of the year, will do
more to put people to work and
keep them there than anything
else I can think of.".
"Men and women farsighted
enough to lay money ahead when
the depression started are the
ones who can help most in this
campaign," Mr. Ellis declared.
"If such persons will take their
savings or part of them and boy
wisely something 1 they need in
their home or business, they will
contribute a vital bit to making
Buy Now achieve Its goal," Mr.
Ellis continued.
WOOL GROWERS MEET
LAKEVIEW, Ore., Nov. 13.
The Oregon Wool Growers' as
sociation opened its 37th annual
convention here today with about
100 delegates present from all
parts of the state. F. A. Phillips of
Baker, . president of the associa-
tlon, presided.
Work Plan
is Prepared
The program will include grad
ing and surfacing .of streets and
roads by hand methods, widening
curves, laying drain tile in gut
ters, fencing right-of-ways, sur
facing and resurfacing highways
with local materials, eliminating
brush and trees along the road
sides and construction of foot
paths.' .Baldock telegraphed federal of
ficials Monday that ' actual con
struction operations in Oregon
could begin shortly after Novem
ber 20, provided definite alloca
tion, of funds was announced by
thatxtime. Ha further stressed the
fact that the Oregon highway
commission was . familiar with
hand work methods of road con
struction, and that any work un
dertaken here would be pushed to
speeay completion. .
.The federal program provides
that construction operations . in
Oregon shall he under the super
vision of the state highway com
mission.
The list of 'Oregon projects
wui be sent . to MacDonald im
mediately upon completion, Bal
dock declared. v
BUY NOW 3
BOOSTING BUSINESS
ermits Dallas
CourtSooi
Lumber Firm Doein't
Attack Code. Asks
Interpretation
Officials Assert NRA
Not Aimed to Put
Men Off Jobs
PORTLAND, Nov. 13. ()
Interpretations of the NRA lum
ber code by the West Coast Lum
bermen's association as tbe ad
ministrative agency will be test
ed in federal court here In an ac
tion filed by the Willamette Val
ley Lumber company of Dallas,
Ore., which demands an injunc
tion prohibiting- the administra
tion from imposing a working
limitation of 120 hours a month.
The company was granted a
temporary restraining order en
abling it to Continue operating
pending settlement of the suit.
Hearing on the action is expected
to start next Monday afternoon as
code cases have precedence over
others In federal court.
The suit was directed at mem
bers of the committee on produc
tion of the West Coast Logging
& Lumber industry, members of
the board of trustees of the West
Coast Lumbermen's association,
and Carl C. Donaugh, as United
State3 attorney.
The complaint argued that the
national industrial recovery aet
and the lumber code "do not em
power the defendants to restrict
the operation of said plaintiff's
sawmill in such a way as to de
prive said plaintiff of the value
of his plant . . or to require
said plantiff to operate ... In an
uneconomic manner."
The brief requested that United
States Attorney DOnaugh 1 re
strained from instituting, action
against the Willamette Valley
Lumber company.
The lumber company since Feb
ruary, 1931, has operated on two
4 8-hour-weck shifts, employing
about 350 men. Under the code
the lumber administration cut
hours of operation to 120 hours.
The company filed the action
through W. Lair Thompson, Port
land attorney. Thompson said tbe
company "in instituting the pres
ent suit, is in no way attacking
the lumber code which has al
ways had its strong support. 'The
suit is entirely based on inter
pretations of the several sections
of the code made by the West
Coast Lumbermen's association aa
the administrative agency.
"The primary position of the
Willamette Valley Lumber com
pany, a denial of which bca
forced them to court, is that tbe
national recovery act was enact
ed by congress to increase em
ployment and not to put people
out of work. . . . The immediate
result of the order of the ad
ministrator will be to put upward,
of 400 men on the idle list, and
the permanent result will be to
put upward of 250 men out of
employment."
The chamber of commerce at
Dallas, It was learned, has urged
business firms of the town to re
move their , blue ; eagles in silent
protest should court action and
an appeal to President Roosevelt
fall.
The complaint explained that
the lumber company has a con
tract with the, M0untain', States
Power company Jt or .delivery of
nogged. fuel and pulp and chips.
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