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: STRIKES SNUG
Unconstitutional j Asserts
McCari; No Indication
Priest and Financier Back
Gold Policy; Hearings
Sought by G.O.P.
' WASHINGTON. Jan. lSHJPh
Comptroller-General McCari call
ed the Rooserelt housinr plan un
constitutional today and . thereby
brought himself squarely athwart
several phases of the chief execu
tive's emergency program.
This development came as the
Roosevelt monetary program,
hearing all evidences of being the
principal dish for the congres
sional feast, was going through
the preliminary processes of
steaming and basting.
Financier and priest, Frank A.
Vanderlip and the Rev. Charles
E. Coughlin, went before a house
committee to say the Roosevelt
"plan was1 good. Vanderlip sug
gested a federal agency to take
over all currency issued.
"It's .Roosevelt or ruin." said
Secretary Morgenthau put be
fore a senate committee the offi
cial explanation of the plan to
slice some gold out of the dollar
as a preliminary step to the set
ting up of a special corporation
to deal In government securities
and foreign exchange. The re
construction corporation disclosed
It had gone out of the foreign
-gold buying business.
Democratic leaders were ready
to shout a ready "aye" to the
president's appeal, but republi
cans, after a conference, decid
, ed to hang back and ask for
full hearings.-Even they agreed,
however, that there was little
likelihood that the measure would
not go through.
i Meantime, the republicans were
sharpening their axe for a swing
at the economy xnearare DonHa up
in the Independent bftices ' bill.
Increased veterans expenditures
will be the wedge they will seek
td drive home.
- ' The senate listened to Senator
; Sheppard ot Texas, co-author of
- the Eighteenth amendment, in his
annual recital of the virtues of
prohibition. He Bald it would "in-
levitably return." His speech was
made during preparations for tak-
ins pp a bill to regulate tbe sale
- of liquor In the District of Co
- The bouse was striding at a
rapid pace toward passage of the
bill to guarantee principal as well
; as interest on farm loan bonds.
The opinion ot McCari was
given In ruling that the housing
' eorporatiottJcould not buy options
on land on which to build slum
clearance projects. The channel
i which the Roosevelt project
will flow around the comptroller-
general was not made Clear dui
there was no Indication it .had
FAY ASKS LITTLE
OF HER CROONER
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16.-(P)-
Fay Webb bailee, esirangea wiie
of Rudy Vallee. bad on file in
superior court today an Itemised
list of "things she believes the
singer orchestra leader should
. provide for her maintenance in
. the form of alimony.
' Five servants: a butler, cook,
chef, chauffeur and a personal
: maid. ". '
v Five hundred dollars a month
, as salary for these servants.
: Two thousand dollars a month
; One thousand dollars a month
for maintenance of a home, med
ical expenses, recreation, grocer
lea and entertainment.
Two hundred dollars a month
: I for secretary's salary.
. One hundred "fifty dollars a
': month for a masseuse.
: . Cosmetics. Jewelry Insurance.
: J . florist, laundry, gas, water, tele
- phone : and -' automobile upkeep
round out the $7,410 a month
the actress Is asking from her
' Ready in February
' ; Architects are proceeding dili
gently with plans tor the remod
eled Marlon county , courthouse
with the view of. having these
plans ready to submit to CWA au
thorities early in February. Blue
prints being completed call for re
modeling oa two, bases, 4ne with
the present site of the building
continued and the alternate with
the building enlarged to give mora
space In each ot the present re
cesses in the center ot the court-
bouse. The county court hopes to
have the project approved when
CWA funds In Oregon are aug
mented with a new appropriation
from tbe present congress.
HOME STATE FIGHTS ROOSEVELT PLAN
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rrcsident Roosevelt's appeal to the
Canada took conrage, for he knew
mined it should not pass. One of
who objects to Canada deriving
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heaviest part of financial burden. The seaway al so would take a big slice of business from the port
of New York, and this, coupled with the fact that New York Is assessed over 989,000,000 of the cost
irked the senator. Frank R. MeXinch, chairman of the federal power commission, champion of the
seaway, asserted that Jhirty inland American cities would be converted into seaports by the water
way, and that 35 per rent of the
to the Atlantic and Europe.
(By the Associated Press)
Activities of the federal hous
ing corporation were halted by an
opinion from Comptroller General
McCari that the organization was
The government filed suit to
stop an alleged code violation by
the Standard Oil Company of New
Federal reserve approtal ot the
nationalization of gold was an
nounced by Governor Eugene
Black of the federal reserve
The Reverend Charles E.
Coughlin. Detroit priest, told the
house coinage conmittee: "It's
Roosevelt or ruin.
Senate republicans agreed to
insist upon "adequate hearings"
for the Roosevelt monetary pro
Senator Reed (R-Penn) pro
posed a veterans relief amend
ment to the administration's In
dependent offices bill.
President Roosevelt arranged
to maintain the civilian conser
vation corps another year at a
cost of 2300,000,000.
Louisiana women contested the
election of Senator Overton, an
ally of Senator Huey Long.
Political conditions In Louisi
ana were called "fraudulent,"
"vicious" and "odious" in the re
port ot a senate Investigating
Twenty - one railroad brother
hoods withdrew opposition to tbe
appointment of Dr. W. M. W.
Splawn to the interstate com
Senator Sheppard (D-Tex) pre
dicted the Eighteenth amendment
"inevitably" would return.
FOOCHOW, China, Jan. 17.-(Wednesday)-fl,)-Nationall8t
ernment military forces from the
Mln river valley region entered
Foochow today, rendering com
plete the occupation of the for
mer rebel capital.
Gruesome Evidence Causes
Dr. Wynekoop to Turn Pale
CRIMINAL COURTS BUILD
ING, Chicago, Jan. 16.-iip)-A
gruesome array ot evidence antique-appearing
blood stained garments, a .32 cal
ibre pistol caused Dr. Alice L.
Wynekoop to. pale and ask for
medical stimulants today at her
trial for murder. ; .
Her "angular face' paled, and
her hands shooiv
Her daughter, I comely young
Dr. Catherine Wynekoop shook
medicine Into a ' glass of' water,
and Dr. Alice drank deeply. A
five minute recess was called.?
The recess was:' taken shortly
after State's Attorney Charles S.
Dougherty bad advanced across
the .courtroom holding aloft a
silk shirt, stained as if by blood,
for a witness, Policeman Arthur
R. Xfareh, to Identify as having
been taken from the body of
Rfceta, the daughter-in-law tbe
Senator Robert "CAgntlr
senate for ratifl cation of the St.
before he made the appeal that a
the leaders of th e opposition is Senator Robert Wagner of New York
equal benefits with the U. S.,
American people would benefit by
TRY IMPEACHMENT '
Governor and Secretary of
State are Accused of
HELENA, Mont., Jan. 16.-P)-
Tbe impeachment of Governor
Frank H. Cooney and Secretary of
State Samuel W. Mitchell was
asked in a motion tiled before
the house of the Montana legis
lature today by Rep. Herbert
Haight of Fergus county, speaker
pro tem of the house.
The Impeachment was filed aft
er the house adopted a special re
port of an investigating commit
tee of seven members which cen
sured the governor and secretary
of state for their activities as
members oi the state board of
examiners, which directs the
state's financial affairs. Consid
eration of the impeachment mo
tion was made a special order ot
business for tomorrow afternoon.
The governor and the secretary
of state were censured in connec
tion with the award of contracts
for foodstuffs without accepting
bids; for awarding contracts for
repairs to the capitol dome with
out calling for bids and for the
award of state tire insurance con
tracts. In addition the governor was
censured for traveling by auto
mobile to San Francisco last si ai
mer to a meeting of governors In
stead of going by train as the law
specifies. He also was accused of
interfering with the prosec4'on
or a Kallspell merchant for .giv
ing short weights.
In Court Action
A verdict for the defendant
was brought in late Tuesday aft
ernoon in circuit court here in
the case of RIenhard Groening,
administrator of the estate of the
late Marjorie Ann Groening,
against O. F. Johnson, local 'mer
chant The verdict was returned
within 30 minutes from the lime
the Jury left the courtrcom.
James P. Feller was foreman.
Groening sought $10,000 dam
ages claiming gross negligence on
physician Is accused ot slaying.
The state won the right to dis
play the undergarments, a slip
and the shirt, after a long argu
ment over their admissablUty as
During the argument Dougher
ty disclosed that the state expects
to prove that Rheta, 23 year old
wife of Dr. Alice's son. Ear le,
died as a result of a bullet wound
in tbe heart Inflicted by ber mo
ther-in-law, and not from the ef
fect of chloroform. k, ;
Shortly after Rhetn'i . death.
Dr. Wynekoop signed an admis
sion that she shot Rheta after
Inadvertently causing death by an
overdose ot chloroform during a
physical examination .She ex
plained firing tbe shot as a desire
to make death appear to bare
been at the hands of a prowler
and thus save her own profession
al reputation .
Lawrence waterway treaty with
powerful senate bloc was deter
although this country would bear
the new road from the middle west
World News at
(By the Associated Press)
MONTPELIER Vermont holds
to G. O. P. tradition; sends repub
lican senators and representatives
HtWTSVILLE Clyde Barrow,
southwest desperado, effects the
escape ot five prisoners in lone
raid on prison farm in Texas.
BERKELEY New ray, more
penetrating than x-ray or radium,
developed at University of Cali
BERLIN Premier Goerlng, of
Prussia, summarily wipes out Ma
sonic lodges. "No further need for
their existence," he says. United
States conBul protests to Prussian
police about brutal beating of for
mer Brooklyn Jew.
GENEVA League of Nations
council publishes charges of "in
sidious boycotting and persecuting
of Jews" by nazls in the Saar
George Arbuckle was elected
by the Salem Shoe Retailers' as
sociation at the Gray Belle last
night as that organization's dele
gate to the Salem Retail Trade
council which will administer the
NRA retail trade code.
The association decided not to
give the ladies' night entertain
ment at the next meeting but to
invite shoe men from Portland,
Eugene, Corvallis and Albany to
visit the local group at that time,
The program last night con
sisted of a talk by Alderman V.
E. Kuhn on the relation ot the
shoe retailing and shoe repair
businesses, and vocal solos by
L. C. Wright
Woman Hurt in
Mrs. Elsie Eberly, 47. of S5S
South 16th street suffered sev
eral broken ribs and possibly oth
er injuries early last night when
a car driven by E. E. Ballinger,
629 Court street in which she
was riding, collided with a ma
chine operated by Dan Moore,
1244 State, at the Intersection
of 12th and Mission streets. At
Deaconess hospital later it was
reported ber condition was not
City police arrested Moore on
a charge of falling to' give right
Neither Moore nor Ballinger
For OHice Files
The first candidate for public
office to file his official declara
tion ot candidacy came to the
courthouse yesterdayT He was Dr.
Paul Fehler of Stayton who seeks
to be elected democratic precinct
committeeman from that territory.
He la now committeeman there.
Geneva, Demands for
Big Army Cited
Daladier Apprehensive of
Barrier's Strength as
PARIS. Jan. 18. - (JP) - German
demands for more guns and, a
standing army of 300.000, three
times the number permitted under
the Versailles treaty, and her
withdrawal from Geneva have
spurred France to fortify herself
against a recurrence of the days
A massive French fortification
system facing the Rhine Is the
major point in the preparations,
and Minister of War Edouard
Daladier is anxiously watching Its
Rumors that some of the con
crete used in the ring of steel and
cement was defective caused him
to send his under - secretary, Guy
La Chambre, on a three-day visit.
which ended today, to supervise
technical tests and to make sure
that every defense there is ade
While France stands pat on
her often - repeated declaration
that any change in Germany's
armed status must come through
the league of nations and that
"peace" is the first word of her
creed, she is welding her alliance
with the little entente, tightening
up her army, and strengthening
the frontier fortifications.
On her eastern front she keeps
her eye on three points: The Bel
gian border across which the Ger
mans poured in 1914; the center
section from Belgium to the
Rhine, and the frontier along
which the Rhine forms; in part.
a natural barrier.
To date she has concentrated
most of her efforts on the cen
ter section, where she has spent
840,000,000 francs (?163,600,000
at par). for iron and steel fortifi
SEATTLE, Jan. l.-Vrhe
big murder mystery blew up to
night. It was big, because the police
department had to Impound a
whole street 'car to survey it It
started this way:
Patrolman C. J. Guette boarded
the car. "There's something fun
ny here, said Motorman Albert
Johnson, dramatically, pointing
to an ominous gob ot red on the
floor, "a young couple left a
suitcase there, and then I no
ticed the pool of blood."
It looked like blood to Guettel
also, so he notified headquarters.
The police department took over
the street car. Chief of Detec
tives Luke S. May, nolsd north
west criminologist, examined the
ominous pool. The detectives
waited tensely. The chief emerged
from his laboratory ot crimin
ology. "Port wine," be said.
BONBON MUST FIGHT
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.-UP)-The
New York state athletic commis
sion today ordered Kid Chocolate
to accept a challenge from Frank le
Klick of San Francisco within 30
days or lose New York state rec
ognition as world's featherweight
McMINNVILLE, Ore., Jan. II
-VP) - The Linfield college Wild
cats ran roughshod over the Al
bany college five here tonight,
winning 56 to 26.
Linfield finished the game with
only four men. Seventeen fouls
were called against each team
Neely was high scorer ' for the
Wildcats with 16 points. George,
Albany guard, led the Pirate
scoring with 14 points.
FOREST GROVE, Ore.. Jan. 16
(fl3) The Union Oil basketball
team of Portland edged out a
34 to 29 victory over Pacific
university here tonight
High scorer ot the game was
Dolp with 11. Mason and Corrl-
gan were Pacific's high scorers
with eight points each.
EUGENE, Ore., Jan. HHV"
The University of Oregon fresh
men 17 of them defeated Uni
versity high's basketball team, 47
to 18, bere tonight.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. ll.-(ff)
-Ernie Cavelli, 14S. Walla Walla,
Wash., won a close six-round de
cision over Johnny Hlgglns, 141,
Salem, Ore., In the mala event
of tonight's fights here.
Bud Z el ley, 165, Vancouver
Barracks, and Nick Wagner, 17S
Seattle, f o a g h t a tour-round
Fear Army -
In Cuba; Bat ista and
Gutter as A
Colonel Who as Sergeant Directed Coup for
San Martin Deemed
. HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. lfl.-OTV-A general strike in Cuba, start
ing tomorrow, was voted tonight
the change in government which
The Impending strike was viewed as an anti-Batista coup plan
ned by followers of Antonio Guiteras, secretary of war and the in
terior in the old Grau San Martin
Fulgencio Batista have reached an
HAVANA, Jan. 16. (AP)
Colonel Fulgencio Batista,
Antonio Guiteras, former minister of war, was precipitated
tonight by yesterday s change
33-year-old Carlos Hevia in the
Reports spread that armed
eign and Cuban residents moved
cautiously along Havana's almost
deserted itr e e t s where small
groups excitedly discussed the
possibility of an outbreak.
In the almost deserted presi
dential palace. Hevia, its fifth oc
cupant in six months, studied pos
sibilities for a new cabinet, and
plans with which he hopes to win
support from various factions and
retain the presidency.
Nervousness in the capital fol
lowed a variety of reports, most
of which proved false. Among
them was one that Batista was
planning a march on Havana and
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Streets are Strewn With
Corpses; 1000 Toll
CALCUTTA. India, Jan. 17.
Wednesday. (ff) Reports reached
here today from Patna saying
hundreds of persona were killed at
Mnsaffarpur in Monday's terrific
earthquake in which the known
death toll previously bad stood at
Dispatches said that streets
were strewn with corpses and the
town was in ruins, with communi
cations cut Off.
Relief was being speeded to
cities which suffered most heavily
from the quake.
Tents and provisions were dis
patched to Jamalpur where 33
were killed and 130 buildings de
stroyed. An agent of the East In
dia railway was making his way
into the city for an Inspection.
The populace in the Patna dis
trict fearing further shocks, were
living in the open. In that region
56 were killed. Mild shocks con
LONDON, Jan. 16--The Lon
don Daily Mail's Calcutta corres
pondent reported today that Cap
tain Dalton and T. Palmer flew
over Muzaffarpur, India, and re-
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Officials Confer .
On City Haltjob
City officials empowered by the
council Monday night with select
ing an architect to prepare plans
for remodeling the city hall under
a proposed CWA allotment are ex
pected to confer with the county
CWA board today regarding the
nature of plans and specifications
that will be required in the city's
application. They will also discuss
with the board how the architect's
services are to be paid for. The
council's order specified that the
architect should be paid only it
such a CWA project Is obtained.
Those who will name the archi
tect are Mayor Douglas McKay,
Building Inspector E. C. Bushnell,
and members of the council's
building committee, which consists
of Aldermen Paul Hendricks, S. A.
Hughes and V. E. Kuhn.
HUNDREDS DEAD III
Fifty Major Flying Fields
In Oregon, New C WA Plan
PORTLAND, Jan. 16.-(ff)-The
airway program now outlined for
Oregon Includes 10 major fields
and landing strips. Improvement
of the present Portland - Medford
air route and establishment of an
other north-south route through
Marshall C. Hoppin. regional
supervisor for CWA Irport work
outlined the plans formulated In
cooperation with the department
Already 16 6 1 men are at work'
oa IS airports in tbe state; more
construction and improvement
projects will be under way next
month, and the entire program
completed perhaps before 1135,
The program for Oregon and
tbe nation la one that means
something to aviation and to the
residents ot the .states,". Hoppin
"It Is sot one', tor throwing
re at Oiits
by leftist labor groups, aroused by
placed 83-year-old Carlos Hevia In
cabinet Guiteras and Colonel
open breach over political differ
A wide open split between
head of the Cuban army, and
in government which placed
conflict was imminent. For
E IS SETTLED
One Passageway of 76-Foot
Width Provided for in
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 16.-)
-Excavation specifications for a
single 76-foot wide lock at the
Bonneville dam of the Columbia
river will be issued here Monday
and bids opened about February
1, Major Charles F. Williams,
United ' States district engineer,
announced here today.
Such authorization from Wash
ington, D. C, appears to have set
tled definitely the type of naviga
tion lock for the dam, Major Wil
Up-river organizations have
campaigned militantly. for locks
there which would accommodate '
sea-going vessels. The contem
plated lock will handle a river
steamer and three barges at one
time, the engineers reported.
Specifications were to have been
issued this week. However dis
covery of a rock base which will
permit a large saving brought a
change in construction plans.
"It has been found feasible
and desirable to construct a single
lift lock at Bonneville Instead of
the two tandem locks formerly
contemplated." Major Williams
said. "The single lock is of moro
simple construction, and its in
itial cost will be materially less
than the tandem locks, and will
operate as efficiently and save
considerable time in lockage."
The lift will be about 62 feet at
ordinary low water and the lock
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.. Jan. 16.
(-Two men, one of them a
former California pugilist, were
arrested today as suspected white
slavers. Assistant United States
District Attorney G. B. Hjelm is
John Trambltos, who appeared
in numerous prize rings in the
state several years ago, and Vin
cent Dodson, a musician, were
arrested on tbe tip of relatives
of Judy Anderson, 18 -year -old
Portland, Ore., girl, that the two
men transported the girl to this
city for the. purpose of placing
her In a house ot prostitution.
Dodson and the girl were ar
rested in a local hotel where they
registered as man and wife.
Trambitos was captured by the
Stockton police after he fled
The girl was taken before
United States District Attorney
Hjelm today. She told a story of
intimate relations with both the
men and of being brought here
by them from the Oregon city.
away money, but It has definite
"Encouragement of private
flying by additional airports, es
tablishment of alternate air routes
for air transport operations, giv
ing major cities and population
centers useful airports,- facilita
tion of forest patrol work with
properlyplaeed fields, and
strengthening the national de
fense plans with a well-located
system of airports are some ot the
objectives. .... , . . ;
"This opening up ot recreation
al centers for airplane traffic, as
well as the scenic spots in Ore
gon, la in line with the program
ot the department Of commerce
and the CWA. It Is part of the
general objective ot Increasing
An alternate route which could
be used If the present route Is
fogged will . be established by a
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AS WHITE U
Southwest Killer in Daring
Delivery Plot Obtains
Freedom for Pal
2 Guards Wounded; Cache
Of Pistols on Prison
Farm Aids Plan
HUNTSVILLE, Tex., Jan. 16.-()-Clyde
Barrow, southwest kill
er and robber, swooped down on
the Eastern state prison fans to
day and with a withering blast of
machine gun fire effected the es
cape of Raymond Hamilton, his
former partner in crime and four
other convicts one of whom shot
and wounded two guards.
The spectacular delivery was
so perfectly executed that tbe
fugitives were lost quickly in a
heavy fog as they sped away in
two motor cars.
Lee Simmons, general manager
of the state's prison system, said
the break evidently was planned
to free Hamilton, recently sen
tenced to 263 years for murder
' "Three pistols had been planted
in a brush pile where the convicts
were clearing some timber," Sim
mons said. 'They knew where to
look for them and one of them,
Joe Palmer, dived into a pile of
brush and came out with a .45
automatic pistol in his hand. He
let go with it right away."
Two other-convicts also went
into the brush and came back
with pistols. Palmer shot Olaa
Bozeman, one of the guards,
through the hip. Bozeman re
turned the fire and Palmer shot
Major Crowson, the other guard.
"About that time," Simmons
said, "the weeds at the edge of
a drainage ditch nearby moved
and two men rose, one with a
machine gun in his hand and tbe
other with an automatic plstpl.
They opened fire. Then Palmer
and four others in the squad mad
a dash tor the ditch, crawled up
on the other side and ran teward
a car back of the farm. The me a
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PORTLAND, Jan. 16.-(ffV-The
prominent business and political
career of Russell Hawkins of
Portland was ended by death to
day in Washington, D. C.
Hawkins was chairman of tbe
Oregon delegation to the republi
can convention in June, 1932. He
took an active part in the party's
afralrs both in Oregon and in na
tional circles, where he "had many
Business duties tor the Dia
mond Match company took him
to many foreign countries. In De
cember, 1907, Hawkins commenc
ed timber operations in Tillamook
county. He operated the mill at
Garibaldi and for many years was
a member of the Tillamook port
He also was interested in the
Simpson Lumber company in the
Coos Bay country and several
other companies of that region,
during the years he engaged In
the lumber business. For 20 years
he made his home in Portland.
Civil War Vet is
Called to Rest;
Clark Bundy, one of the "boys"
who answered Lincoln's call to
arms, died yesterday at tbe home
of his daughter, Mrs. Roxy B.
Coulsen on route 6, at the age of
91 years. Mr. Bundy, who main
tained to the time of his death
his membership in the Chester-
hill. Ohio, poet of the G. A. R.
and the Masonic order, came to
Oregon six years ago.
Besides Mrs. Coulsen be Is sur
vived by a daughter. Mrs. Lacy
Rowland of Tillamook, one eon,
Carl Bundy, of Chesterhill, Ohio,
and 17 grandchildren. Funeral
services will be held Thursday,
January IS, at 1:30 p. m. from
tbe chapel of Salem mortuary and
the body will be forwarded to
Chesterhill, Ohio, for Interment.
On River Fall;
V Rain Predicted
Last night's heavy downpour
was expected to check the Wil
lamette river's tall, which daring
Tuesday amounted to e.S foot bere
after ft bad reached the nine-foot
level during Monday night Far
ther rain la predicted tor today by
the weather bureau.
At Eugene yesterday morning
the river had dropped l.S feet bat
had risen slightly at Albany. -