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Unsettled today aed Sat
urday, occasional rains, nod.
era te. temperature; Max.
Temp. Thursday 54, Mln. 88,
river 7.8 feet, rain .11 inch.
. Average i," '
Net paid, daily, Sundy,7074
Salem, Oregon, Friday Morning, January 19, 1934
1. 1 '
: Curtailment, Not Spread to
It J " Provide More Jobs, is
. Purpose, Learned
Federal Order Specifies No
t v New Names be Placed on
I - . . Payroll, Says Niles
f The working week, tor all men
- voru ana emi worms service pru
w jects must be .curtailed 20 to 50
per cent and wages cut propor-
. " tionatelv effective today. Glenn C.
r KHes," Marion county admlnistra
tor, was advised last night by a
li " telegram from Harry L. Hopkins,
ton, D. C. Tbia order was promul-
gated for local, state and federal
projects, the telegram stated, be
cause average -weekly wages for
$ ' ( - civil works are exceeding the ori-
t;V ginat estimates. s
?J . Superseding an order made
v earlier In the week, Hopkins' In-
fr- structlona dealt a blow to hopes
I V that reduced hours for CVVA
workers would permit of stagger-
f, tog the work and thereby giving
jobs to approximately -!?00 more
if - men in Marion county alone. The
' new orders also authorized Niles
jf:J to . abandon or suspend certain
R projects where it was deemed de
sirable, "concentrating on inoee
with greatest social and economic
In addition the telegram ruled
-that "no name shall be added to
any payroll except In actual re
placement of a worker fully ter
minated and finally paid off."
Niles was directed to telegraph J
j- Immediately the reduction in dol
lars on the weekly payroll that
would be accomplished through
compliance with the new orders.
He was unprepared to announce
this figure last night.
- Maxim am working hours per
week were set at 24 In cities of
over 2500 population- Salem and
Silverton In Marlon unty-7-and
15 in cities under that figure, and
In the open country. A schedule
of four six-hour days In cities and
three five-hour days per week in
rural communities was suggested.
t All clerical, supervisory and
professional workers under CWA
and CWS are to work only 30
hours a week hereafter, a j-educ-
! . lion of nine hours, the message
v read, bnt administrative workers
in aitmlnintratiTA offices will not
Salaries of CWS teachers .will be
cut in proportion with other pro
Orders given out yesterday by
E. R. Goudy, Oregon administra
tor, forbade the purchase of fur
ther materials and supplies for
projects without specific approval
of his office.
The hour reductions and pur
chasing curtailments will mean
that work in this county will be
concentrated on those projects
that would be of little value if but
partially completed. Among these
are the dinger. Englewood and
Leslie playgrounds in Salem.
Mr.- Niles said he believed It
would be still possible under the
new ruling to finish important
projects involving construction of
ISN'T YET DECIDED
L, t PORTLAND, Jan. 18.-;PH5tate
-J Uquor Administrator George L.
Sammls said managers of the state
liquor stores would probably be
announced within a week or 10
days, but he declined to say what
salaries they will receive. I
"We prefer not to publish the
amounts," be said. The managers
will receive salaries consistent
with the duties they will perform.
They will be comparable with sal-
They will not be excessive.
i f, "Store assistants wlll be paid
aalaries in line with those gener-
. - ally received by other clerks.
R i "We have people now working
$ with us who dou'Uknow yet what
A r" they will receive. It has not been
f decided yet;
?, tr "The district supervisors will
' . 4 not receive tSOOO year." He
' L said he considered the salaries
"a " paid a personal matter, but aseer
j ;talnable from atatehouse records.
I -4"" Campbell is Sued
fefr In Accident Case
V f DALLAS. Jan. 18. (Special)
vtjrl. Frits Paetacb filed & damage
C mnft ir todav aralnst Lowell
D. Campbell and Faith E. Camp
bell In which be seeks damages
as a -result of an auto accident
here November 7, It JS. ear
driven by. the plaintiff's daughter,
was struck by a car driven by
TaJta Campbell at tha. Intersec
tion I of Washington and - Lyia
w muu -3 va, " -
V atreets and the plaintiff alleges
! that the defendant jwas weiess.
?A-t9kleu and negligent to tb op
l - : eration of ber earv He aeeks a
' endaats tor a total of 1 2 S 0.3 1.
- (By the Associated Press)
The treasury asked congress to
authorise $2,500,000,000 of addi
tional treasury notes.
'Democratic leaders decided to
push President Roosevelt's mone
tary legislation through the house
Secretary Wallace predicted a
two billion dollar increase in farm
incomes this year.
Senators Nye,- Borah and Glass
demanded revision of NRA codes
to protect consumers and the
small business man.
Mrs. Margaret Sanger and Fa
ther Charles E. Coughlin argued
the merits of birth control be
fore a house committee.
Senator Robinson (D-Ark) said
some consideration was "being
given to new veterans' legislation.
Senator Robinson (R-Ind)
charged administration critics
were barred from the radio.
The civil works administration
baited purchases of supplies,
pending congressional action on
requests for more funds.
William Sacks, a former repub
lican national committeeman, told
Senator investigators he had talk
ed with former Postmaster Gen
eral Waller F. Brown about air
mail contracts for others.
Not Effective Until About
February 16, Cramer
PORTLAND, Jan. 18.-(P)-The
date on which banking codes may
become effective with NRA spon
sorship I3 definitely postponed un
til after February 16. T. P. Cra
mer, Jr., secretary of the Oregon
Bankers' association, said here
He quoted from a letter from
Frank W. Simmonds, secretary,
ABA banking code committee, as
"So far as the fair trade sched
ules set up under the code are
concerned, we cannot actively pro
ceed until after the public hear
ing on February. 16. I believe
things are being Ironed out so
that shortly after the hearing we
will know just how to proceed."
"Banks continue to have the
right to adopt, change or modify
local rules that do not rely for
their enforcement on the fair trade
practice provision of the code,"
Cramer said, according to corres
pondence exchanged between the
banking code committee and Gen
eral Johnson. i
Is Criticized for
The Oregon state game com
mission was pointedly criticised
by the secretary of state's audit
report of the commission, releas
ed Thursday, for its handling of
traveling expense accounts for
employes and for the practice of
making salary and expense ad
vances to employes of the depart
The audit, prepared by S. W.
Starr, supervisor of the depart
mental auditiing division for the
state, precluded bis summary of
the past year's audit report with
comments bringing to the atten
tion of the commission abuses of
privileges, both authorized and
unauthorized by statutes, in the
matter of expense allowance and
A hundred members of the ;
Dairy co-operative association, the
largest turnout since milk war
days,1 unanimously voted at a
meeting last night at the cham
ber of commerce continuance of
the co-op purchasing feed at
wholesale for members who so de
sire. A rote was asked as result of
criticisms aimed at the recently
established practice by local feed
dealers, but refunds and , lower
costs from the pool buying swept
away the criticism.
R. W. Clarke, manager of the
Salem unit of the co-op, explain
ed the local situation which has
developed following dropping of
a number of producers from in
peetloa because they were oa sur
plus. Clarke reported that ar
rangements have been made so the
loeal milk Inspector may for
awhile devote his whole time to
Inspection in the field. Producers
who have been cut from Inspec
tion will be ealled upon first,
which arrangement was apparent
ly satisfactory to the group.
Four dairy co-op directors at
tended: Martin Etaubert of Ore
gon City and Joe Kendrick of Me
Minnville, both cj whom talked
briefly; and Arthur Ireland, For
est Grove, and J. M. Nichols of
BANKERS' CODE IS
CRITICS HIT BY
Borah and Nye Apparently
Targets of Address;
NRA Oppresses Only Those
Unwilling to Pay Fair .
Wage, Says Leader
NEW YORK, Jan. 18-P)-Hugh
S. Johnson turned tonight on the
congressional critics of the recov
ery administration In lasting de
nunciation,, saying, "The fact is
they do not know what they want
and men in that condition ought
not speak at all."
Speaking before the National
Retail Dry Goods association at
the Hotel Pennsylvania, and to a
nation wide radio audience, the
recovery administrator struck out
at Senator Nye and Borah, who
today lambasted NRA codes as
promoters of oppression of small
industries and the consumer.
Their names were not down on
the manuscript from which he
read his speech, but the identity
was clearly shown as he told ol
two who had been invited to sit
in with the administration to cor
rect inequities, and accused them
of preferring to "sit aside and
"So long as they both shall live
they will have to answer as to
why they did not consent," he
said, "that circumstance discount
ed 50 per cent of what they now
"If NRA oppresses anybody It
does not do so by monopolistic
tendency. It may do so for an
other reason. I can tell you the
single reason and then prove it to
the smoking hilt.
"It oppresses people who are
not willing to accord decent wages
and proper hours to human la
bor, and I am willing to take any
man to the hustings on that state
ment including these profession
al dialecticians. But they will not
dare go there with me none of
DALLAS, Jan. 18.-(SpecIal)-
After about four hours delibera
tion, the jury in the civil case of
Seal vs. Lippen brought In a ver
dict favoring the defendant. The
case was started here Tuesday
morning before Judge Arlie G.
This case finished the court
docket for this week and court
will start again next Tuesday when
the case of the state vs. Miles
Russell la re-tried. Russell was
found guilty on a charge of drun
ken driving in justice court at
West Salem and appealed the case
to the circuit court. The first trial
resulted in a hung Jury.
A special venire f 14 jurors
was called today to report for duty
Tuesday morning. The special ven
ire was as follows: Frank C.
Brown, mechanic, Falls City; W.
p. Bullis, conductor. Independ
ence; Kenneth Elliott, farmer,
Dallas route 3; Forrest Fisher,
butcher. Grand Ronde; Robert Le
Fors, clerk, Dallas; Henry L. Ob
erson, clerk. Independence; Grove
A. Peterson, farmer, Independ
ence; John Robison, farmer, Rick
reall; Kenneth Sexton, farmer,
Dallas route 1; Lawrence Tilg
ner, farmer, Dallas route 1: Paul
Vandehay, clerk. Grand Ronde;
Joseph H. Van Well, farmer, Dal
las route 1; Lela Whitney, house
wife, Dallas; Ivan Williams,
truckman, Monmouth route 2.
Here Votes to
Propaganda going out, alleged
ly from feed dealer quarters, that
the co-op Is a useless organization
now that the milk control bill la
a reality was refuted by Clarke.
and at request for a vote, the ma-1
jorlty of members favored con
tinuing the organisation. Clarke
declared the milk control board
would respect organization and
that a central group Is necessary
to look after interests of the
dairymen. Just as of distributors'
Prior ta. the co-op meeting.
E. G. Harlan, chairman of the
milk control board, met with Sa
lem representative producers and
distributors and discussed the lo
cal situations preliminary to call
ing a bearing here, presumably
some time next week. Harlan ex
plained the surplus situation and
bow milk prices bare been estab
lished In other cities. The Salem
milk price, the first set by the
control board, are tentatively
$2.10, which has prevailed for
some time. Portland's price Is
11.95 and Eugene $2. There is
some discussion that Salem milk
may go into the Eugene shed In
stead of Portland; as heretofore.
and this will likely be decided at
the control beard session next
FOB RUSSELL CAS
For Two Days
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International illustrated News
rushed this photo of Carlos
He via to The Statesman Imme
diately upon his acceptance of
the Cuban presidency, bat It ar
rived too late. Hevia took office
late Monday night and was out
again late Wednesday, being
succeeded by Carlos Mendieta.
DITTIES GOES BUCK
TO SERVE OUT TERM
Grand Jury Directed, Check
Premature Release and
Immediately following Instruc
tions to the Marion county grand
ury Thursday by Judge L. H. Mc-
Mahan to investigate the release
from jail January 6 of Everett
Battles after he had served but
136 days of his year's sentence un
der an "hit-and-run" conviction.
Battles appeared at the sheriff's
office and requested he be held In
custody to serve out the remain
der of his sentence or until the
controversy over his release was
Battles was committed to jail
following the accident resulting in
the death of Wah Hong, aged Chi
nese, at Salem. Judge McMahan'ln
his Instructions to the jury stated
that under the sentence Battles
would have to serve 281 days after
legal credits had been allowed be
fore be could be released.
McMahan further charged the
Jury with Investigating the advice
received "by this court that Mr.
Battles had been given rides to
Silverton in a car for his pleasure
and recreation." He further in
structed the Jury to "Investigate
the bills of the sheriff against
Marion county during his term of
Release of Battles-from Jail on
January 6 after 136 days Incar
ceration was not generally learned
until several days afterwards.
Sheriff Burk was on bis way to
Los Angeles after a prisoner and
was not expected back until Sat
urday or Sunday. Deputy "Sheriff
Newell Williams stated that Bat
tles was released on the theory
that he had worked most of the
time as a trusty about the court
house and that the : sheriff had
been advised by Judge McMahan
that a trusty was allowed one day
off for work for the county for
every day of good time allowed or
that he was entitled to double
Judge McMahan later denied
that such advice had been given.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 18.-P)
Thirty-four persons were In
jured, two perhaps fatally. In a
terrific head-on collision between
two street cars at 28 th and Mis
sion streets here today.
Witnesses said a No. 18 car of
the Market Street Railway com
pany, coming down Mission street,
apparently jumped a switch and
crashed into a No. 14 car.
Terrified screams of the In
jured passengers, witnesses said,
were beard two blocks away.
Calls Immediately brought a
fleet of ambulances to the scene
and the Injured were removed
hurriedly to the Mission and Al
emany emergency hospitals.
The most seriously Injured
were Jake Trodgon of Oakdale.
who suffered a fractured' neck
and back, and Bessie Olson, SO, of
San Francisco, whose , neck was
believed to have been fractured.
KILEEN WINS BOUT
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. lS.-flP)
-Jackie Klleen of Independence
landed a solid pnncb to the jaw
which dropped Al Spina of Port
land for a count of nln'e and end
ed, their, main event bout at St.
HAIRY APES ON
ROAD JOBS SET
Shirtless Condition is Found
Mill City -Gates Section of
North Santiam Highway
Is Let to Arcfcz
PORTLAND, Jan. 18.-)-The
state highway commission award
ed $500,000 highway and bridge
contracts at today's meeting bere
and found time to mediate on
whether so-called "hairy-chested
ape men" should be compelled to
wear shirts while at work.
The letter by Mehltable Van
Vuyn of Springfield protesting
shirtless road workers was read.
"They can't afford shirts," sug
gested J. M. Devers, highway de
"The more sunshine the men
get, the better they'll work," ruled
Commission Chairman Leslie M.
Scott. "File the letter."
The commission decided upon
day labor for the Rock Creek-
Philomath section of the Alsea
highway in Benton county after
rejecting E. C. Hall's low bid of
$40,020 for the project.
A 143,000 program for building
divisional maintenance headquar
ters to replace present rented
quarters was presented briefly by
R. H. Baldock, commission engin
eer. More details of the plan will
be presented later, he said. The
largest buildings would be at Eu
gene, Roseburg, Tillamook and
Bend. Ten are contemplated.
State aid in gravel surfacing 2.3
miles of the West Side Pacific
highway was promised provided it
was approved as a CWA project.
Dr. W. S. McMurray headed the
delegation which asked for the aid
on the Bertha-West Portland sec
tion of the road.
Awards made included:
Mill City-Gates section of the
North Santiam secondary to The
odore Arenz. $80,507.50.
The Chehalem creek branch
bridge on the Yamhill-Newberg
secondary to Shatiuck & Neland,
Joseph H. Anderson's low bid
of $17,750.65 on the Mill creek
bridge on the Beaverton-Aurora
secondary was referred to the state
JUSTICE IS SPEEDY
Twenty hours after he held up
Dr. B. R. Wallace in his home at
Albany Wednesday nigbt, William
Poland, who says he Is from Okla
homa, was dressed In at the state
penitentiary here yesterday to be
gin serving a 15-year sentence im
posed for the crime. He was re
ceived at the prison at 2:20 p. m.
Poland, prowling about the
Wallace house when the doctor
came home shortly after 6 p. m.
Wednesday, confronted the doctor
with a gun and demanded his
money. Dr. Wallace gave Poland
$10 from his wallet, not disclos
ing that there was $300 more in
it. In addition to the money Po
land obtained a revolver and two
watches that he had found In the
State police captured Poland by
awaiting his return at 11:15 p. m.
to an Albany rooming house where
he was registered. He admitted
the robbery but claimed be had
no previous criminal record, po
Dr. Wallace recovered all of the
loot with the exception of a small
sum of money Poland spent for
his supper and admission to a
State Will Buy
Cars for Game
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 18.-UP)
-State cars will be purchased for
E. H. Crockett and R. H. Oow
gill of the state game commission
as soon as fisances will permit,
Commissioner Chairman M. F.
Corrigan said today. "The delay
will be very short."
Corrigan said be Instigated
most of the comments made by
State Auditor Sam W. Starr to
help clear up the situation and
allow the commission, to make
Immediate correction. "We dis
cussed state cars at the last meet
ing," .the chairman said.
Logger is Killed
By Falling Limb
DALLAS. Jan. 18 (Special)
Andrew Bolobonoff, 45, a taller
at the Willamette VaUey Lumber
company camp above Black Rock,
was killed at the camp early this
morning when struck by a falling
limb. lie was from Portland and
reports bere were that he bad
wife In Portland. The body was
brought to the Henkle and Thom
as funeral borne bere and Jater
'sent to Portland
CWA Setup in Polk
Draws Criticism as .
Democrats H old Meet
Too Many Republicans in Administrative Jobs
Is Declaration; Resolution of Protest
Sent to State Committee Head
DALLAS, Jan. 18 (Special) Criticism at the manner in
which the CWA is being administered in Oregon and
particularly in Polk county was voiced in a resolution passed
here tonight at a meeting of the Polk democratic central
committee. The resolution, directed to Carl Donaugh, state
democratic central chairman, says:
World News at
(By the Associated Press)
ST. PAUL, Minn. Edward G.
Bremer, bank president, held Dy
kidnap gang for $200,000 ransom.
TULSA, Okla. Harry F. Sin
clair and 24 others charged with
embezzling $23,968 from bank.
CHICAGO Statement in which
Dr. Alice Wynekoop admitted
shooting daughter-in-law present
ed in murder trial.
NEW YORK NRA Adminis
trator Johnson assails administra
tion critics in congress as men
who "do not know what they
TUCKER PRISON FARM, Ark.
O u a r d s "kill three convicts,
wound two others in attempted
NEW YORK British pound
slumps & cents in relation - to
dollar; depreciation "war" ru
mored. Foreign :
HAVANA Throngs celebrate
assumption of Carlos Mendieta to
presidency: general strike im
pends. VIENNA Chancellor Dollfuss
warns Germany "not entirely
safe" to threaten Austria's inde
PARIS French government
urges American declaration end
ing traditional neutrality policy.
LITTLE AMERICA. Antarctica
R ear Admiral Byrd returns
"home" with second expedition.
Sales Tax Gains
Favor Among Polk
A growing support for the state
sales tax is to be found in Polk
county, Dean H. Walker, repre
sentative from Independence, ob
served yesterday while at the
statehouse on business. He said
the Dallas meet! 93 last week was
well attended and indicated farm
ers were getting behind the tax
after finding out how much It
would relieve real property.
Walker said he was busy su
pervising the cutting of 1200
cords of wood for his hop drying
needs next fall. The price for
second growth fir runs about
$3.50 a cord, 50 cents higher than
a year ago. Walker predicted
some hop activity In the summer
and tall with lower prices prob
ably prevailing a year from now
because of the great new acreage
now being planted to hops.
CLUB MEET DELAYED
CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 18. The
meeting of the community club
originally scheduled for Friday,
January 19, has been postponed to
January 26, It was announced
Batter makers, IceCream
Manafactarers Talk Code
Hearing on the first proposed
code under the agricultural ad
justment act whereby the state of
Oregon would cooperate with the
federal government In the promo
tion of the rehabilitation of agri
culture was held bere yesterday.
More than two hundred butter
makers and ice cream manufac
turers from over the state were In
session with the state department
of agriculture to perfect a code
for the state.
The purpose of the code, as pre
sented for approval of Max Gehl-
har. director of agriculture as pro
vided In the law passed by the
special session of the legislature,
was for decreasing operating op
erating costs between the produc
ers and the consumers, out ueni
har stated, it does not authorise
the gouging of either the producer
or the consumer.
The agreement must be ap
proved by the director of agricul
ture and shall constitute standards
of fair competition and fair trade
practices. Salient' points of the
code considered by the buttermak
ers and Ice cream manufacturers
Include four situations as follows:
Making It unlawful to pay prices
for butterfat not warranted by
market or trade conditions, or to
pay different prices to shippers In
the same class at the same time.
'except differences occasioned by
"Be It resolved that we, dem-
ocratic central committeemen of
Polk county, do hereby respect
fully request and urge that com
plete reorganization of the admin
istration of the CWA program in
the state of Oregon and partic
ularly in Polk county be made at
once. The resolution will be
signed by all central committee
men. Criticism which prompted the
resolution relative to the CWA
was reported to revolve princi
pally about the assertion that
most of the supervisors were re
publicans, only one or two being
Ten precinct committeemen at
tended the meeting, with the to
tal attendance 25 persons. R. W.
Baker of Independence, vice
chairman presided. A. H. Craven
of Monmojith is county commit
Another meeting of the Polk
county democratic central com
mittee will be held at Indepen
dence Thursday, February 8,
starting at 8 o'clock. All precinct
committeemen, county officers
and other democrats will be in
vited to attend.
CASE H FEARED
Father of Edward Bremer
Asks Police to Make
No Present Move
ST. PAUL, Jan. 1 8. - (jp) - Con
fronted with kidnapers' threats to
kill his eldest son, Adolph Brem
er, personal friend of President
Roosevelt, tonight begged law en
forcement agencies to cease their
efforts to free the 37 -year -old
scion of the wealthy brewer's fam
ily. The son, Edward G. Bremer,
37-year-old president and owner
of a St. Paul bank, was abducted
yesterday morning for $200,000
"Wait, don't make a move that
will endanger Eddie's safety," be
seeched Adolph Bremer, promin
ent democrat, friend of the presi
dent and of Governor Floyd B.
Olson and chief owner of the
Jacob Schmidt Brewing company.
Chief of Police Thomas Dahill,
speaking for city authorities,
agreed to abide by the father's
request. Federal authorities re
mained silent regarding the elder
To Travel South
TARRYTOWN. N. Y.. Jan. 18.
-iPJ-John D. Rockefeller, who
has .been ill at his Pocantico es
tate, will not visit Florida this
winter, friends close to the fam
ily said today.
It was said that, although Mr.
Rockefeller had almost complete
ly recovered from the attack of
grippe he suffered in November,
his physicians have decided It
would be unwise for him to take
bis annual southern trip.
freight rates or Quality of butter-
fat, or made in good faith to meet
competition, as distinguished from
price discriminations Intended to.
or having the effect of destroying
or appropriating the patronage of
another manufacturer. ,
Making it unlawful to sell 92-
score butter to the retail trade
anywhere In Oregon at a price less
than three cents above curb price
for 92-score butter; 0 and Si-
score, one cent below 92-seore
price; cartons, one cent above
parchment wrapped; maximum
discount for quantity purchases,
one-half cent per pound.
Retailers shall be required to
sell butter at a margin of .not less
than two cents above cost and
sales In combination with other
merchandise Is prohibited. ' '
Making it unlawful to furnish
freeeans to producers of butter
fat; to give rebates or premiums;
to make any advertising or brokerage-
allowance; and to protect
purchasers against rise or fall of
" The time of the bearing Thurs
day was taken up by proponents
of the proposed code. Including
mostly creamery operators. Oppo
sition testimony was also to ba
taken i by Gehlhar, this to come
from chain store operators ana
other groups.' mostly retailers, it
LI IS TRIED
Judge Hearing Nazi Action
Of All in Court
Friedman Trial, Featuring
Mae West, Also Marked
By Dark Threats ?
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 18.-f.SV
Revealing that anonymous threaf
had been made against him, Sa
perior Judge G. F. Bush took dras
tic action today in the litigatieif
arising from charges that nail in-
.fluenco dominated the Gern ma-
Prefacing his order with te
statement that "this is a serioue
matter," the jurist ordered hi
courtroom doors locked and every
person in the room was compelled
to pose for a group photograph to
be used, he said, in an Investiga
"This," Judge Bush said as he
ordered plaintiffs, defendants, 01
posing counsel, witnesses and
spectators to submit to being pho
tographed, "is a serious matter. I
want for the records the likeness i
of every person in this room.
"The threat?, insinuating that I
would meet with harm if I did not
decide this case in a certain way."
he concluded, "were made over
the telephone to a friend of mine."
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 18.--Warned
through anonymous tele
phone threats that "there may be
violence," Superior Judge H. F.
Sewell ordered tonight additional
guards thrown about his court
room where the blonde film
actress, Mae West, has been tes
tifying in a robbery trial.
While Judge Sewell denied that
the warning messages were direct
ed at him perKoually, two district
attorney Investigators. Jack Christ
and Jack Southard, disclosed .they
were tracing the calls with the
understanding the anonymous in
formants had advised, the jurist of
the "easiest way out."
The "easiest way out," the in
vestigators said, was Interpreted
to mean that the Jurist should in
struct the Jury to acquit Edward
Friedman, on trial on charges of
having robbed Miss West of about
$20,000 In Jewels and money in
a holdup 16 months ago.
Although the jurist declared he
was of the opinion the telephone
messages came from "cranks," tie
glamorous movie actress was un
der heavy guard even when she
rested on a spacious couch tn the
grand Jury room.
HORSES KILLED III
PRATUM. Jan. 1 8. -(Special )
Three horses being driven by a
hired man from' the Pooler farm
were killed tonight when tby
were struck by a heavily loaded
wood truck on the road between
the old Willard church and Silver
ton road. The Pooler employe,
whose name could not be learned,
was not Injured. He attempted to
drive bis wagon off the road to
avoid the crash, It was reported.
Owen Gilstorp, route 2, was the
driver of the truck that struck It
horses, It was reported at Salem
Deaconess hospital where he was
brought for treatment of minor in
juries. Perry Hoke, 49S SoutS
17th street, who was ridinr wtta
Gilstorp, was in the same hospital
being examined for possible inter
nal Injuries and fractures.
Of Salem Send
Plea for Work
Nearly 100 local unemployel
women, meeting last night at tie
home, of Mrs. J. W. Butler, 21
North Liberty street, on call et
Mrs. T. M. Smith, voted to sent
the following telegram of pTotnafc
to President Roosevelt:
"Unemployed self supporting
women and girls of Salem .
with ail due respect, why they
hare been omitted from reeori
struction plan. As local America a
citisens, we request work wiUk
living wages. We do not want to
accept charity. A word of nppre
elation for the consideration wo
are- expecting from you."
Ella C. Spriggs,
Dies at Age 86
; Mrs. Ella C. Spriggs, 8 , Ore
gon pioneer, died at the home' of
her daughter. Mrs., Frank DurMn,
hero Thursday. For the past ftvt
years she had lived in Salem, but
for 25 years prior to that time
she llvfed In Portland. , '
Mrs. Spriggs was born la Holt
county, Missouri, and crossed ther
plaina with her father. Robert Hi
cord, at the age of three years.
The family settled In Bon to