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Told by; State Legion Commander McAlexander Talks; , Japan -: Power in Orient Topic -: Of Creed Hammond ' The four-point veterans legis lative program now before eonr Kress was outlined to delegates and local citizens at the mass meeting at the high school last night by Harold Warner, depart ment commander of the American Legion, in conjanction with the district conference concluded last night. j - The program, he stated, nrges that, (1) no war veteran dis abled In the line of duty shall suffer any reduction of benefits as in effect lrlor to March 20, 1931; (2) that veterans' hospi tals shall be opened np to those veterans who can not themselves pay for hospitalization;, (3) that benefits be restored to ' veterans who, have disabilities that may be presumed to have been due to war service; (4) that benefits for dependants of veterans shall be restored and maintained and "in no event shall widows and chil dren of deceased war veterans go without governmental care. General U. G. McAlexander concluded the speaking program with a description of the famed battle that earned him the title, "Rock of the Marne." "All we had to do," he said, "was to build up our morale and transfer the shakes that were In our knees to the knees of the fellows (Ger mans) across the river." Legion leaders Joined in de claring the conference an inspira tion. General legion problems wero discussed at afternoon con ference sessions. Students at Wil lamette university, the senior and two Junior high schools were ad dressed in the forenoon by, mem bers of the tour. A representattTe group visited the Part-Time Con tinuation school in the afternoon. Japan, is the power to reckon with in the east and the Paclfie area is to be the battleground of the future. Major - General Creed C. Hammond told the gath ering In the principal address at the luncheon. With low wages, cheap water power and great skill at imitating and appropriating the mechanical developments of. the white race, Japan is waging a successful economic war in the near east, the speaker declared. The rising population of Japan, her great need of raw materials and her ability to organize pro vinces like Manchakno more suc cessful than the Chinese, force Japan into an aggressive, terri torial acquiring policy, Hammond asserted. He said he thought Ja (Tarn to page 2, col. 1) ' WASHINGTON, Feb. The person charged with violating the' federal prohibition-law and ' sot yet tried, or one who has been convinced and has an appeal pend ing in a higher court, will go free. - The supreme court so ruled to day in a unanimous decision hand? ed down by Chief Justice Hughes. ' : Justice department officials said it affected more than 9000 cases involving some 13,000 per sons. , . Under the decision, eases pend ing against persons charged with violating' federal prohibition will be Quashed. Those who have been convicted and hate appeals pend ing will be set free. The ruling, of course, does not affect persons convicted of violating state pro hibition laws. Nor, the court explained, will it affect those convicted before re peal of the federal' prohibition amendment who are now serving sentences.. Attorney General Cum ' mings declined to comment on this phase of the decision until he had time to read It. v ELEVEN HELD IN BREMER KIDNAP . CASE RELEASED - ST. PAUL, Peb. K.-fP)-Eleven men; arrested at Owatonna, Minn., tonight as suspects in the .kidnaping of Edward a' Bremer, were absolved on any connection with the abduction by Chief Of Police .- Thomas Dahlll " after a .lengthy grilling. ' Five of "the band, seized with 14,000 cash and an automatic pistol in . their possession at an Owatonna apartment house were brought here by St, Paul police. The other: iter were to be taken here later tonight. Chief DahiH aid, and would be Questioned about a recent series of bank rob beries and liquor law violations, particularly the 333,584 theft of 5.512 gallons of denatured alco hol from the La Salle Products company here yesterday.. ; ' .Bremer was-kidnaped Jan. IT. PROIITKIB Will NOT BE TRIED President Takes Over Destiny of Dollar "This is the nicest birthday present I ever bad, re marks President Roosevelt as he signs the gold, bill, that gives him power to devalue the dollar, on his 52nd anniversary. Left to right at ceremony are: Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthan, Jr.; Eugene R. Black Governor of the Federal Reserve Board; George L. Harrison, bead of If. Y. Federal Reserve; Profs. Rogers and Warren, monetary advisors. World News at a Glance (By the Associated Domestic: Press) NEW YORK Stocks rise In biggest trading day dince late July. CROWN POINT. Ind. Arraign ment of John Dilllnger, gang lead er, on murder charge postponed until Friday. Foreign: PARIS War veterans demon strate against Deladier govern ment ; dispersed by mounted guards. VIENNA Austria plans ap peal to League of Nations for pro tection against "nazl propagan da." THE DALLES, Ore., Feb. 8-(P)-Steam and bricks belched from the fire box of an engine killed two and severely scalded two other trainmen on the Spo kane, Portland & Seattle railroad 11 miles south of Maupin today. Conductor E. Soldberg of Bend and Brakeman F. G. Allen of Van couver, Wash., were killed when a side rod tore loose from the driving wheels and crashed through the tlrebak. The super heated steam realsed also burned Engineer A. P. Bouer and Fire man G. B. Bon of Bend. The com bination passenger and freight train was enroute to Bend. Although seriously scalded, Bon Snd Bouer were expected to re cover, it was learned at the hos pital. . A brick the explosion hurled from the firebox killed Allen. Soldberg, standing, close to him, was scalded to death by the live steam. Higher Court to Hear Knox Case Arguments Today Arguments of attorneys In the suit brought by the city of Klam ath Falls attacking the constitu tionality of the know liquor con trol law enacted at the last spe cial legislative session, will be heard In the state supreme court this morning. Elton Watklns, Portland attorney, will represent thA rltv of Klamath Falls while George Neuner, also of Portland, will appear for the state liquor control commission. The city of Klamath Falls al-ie-ojt the law was discriminatory for the reason that it conflicted with the home rule provision of the state constitution. Till KILLED, EHE UDEHT Speed is Issue in Plans For Work at Courthouse The zero hour for the remodel ing project for the county court house is fast approaching. If the new CWA appropriation passes congress as it Is expected to do, on or about February 15. a flock of new projects from each of the ItC innntie in the state Will be up before 'state CWA headquar ters for approval. Questions about the Marion county courthouse project, al ready tentatively approved by State Director Wilcox, will be these: Can the work be complet ed by May 1 or shortly-thereafter, while CWA funds are avail able? Will the county put up moneys needed for material, pro viding CWA will furnish only one-third the material costs? 'The county's answer to the tint Question is uncertain with much probability that the job could not be completed by May 1. At first three shifts of men were - i ILill LOSES IN E Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Proceedings in Present Form - WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.-V Alabama was refused permission by the supreme court- today to bring suit against Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New York and Pennsyl vania to prevent them enforcing laws prohibiting sale of prison made goods. The court unanimously de clared the proceedings in the form in which Alabama had pre sented them could not be enter tained and decided on their mer its. The opinion analyzed the Im portance to Alabama of an open market for Its prison-made goods, and the extent to which the clos ing of the market in the five states would Teduce Its revenues. Pointing out Alabama had con tended the proceedings It desired to bring would prevent a multi plicity of suits, the opinion said Alabama had failed to convince the court the suit would have that effect or would serve the conven ience of the court. "A state asking leave to sue another to prevent the enforce ment of laws must allege in the complaint, . . ." the ruling held. (Turn to page 2, coL 6) SETTING FIREHERE VANCOUVER, Wash., Feb. 5.- W)-Under continued questioning, Frank Hoyt, 34, today made more confessions, alterations and re tractions to charges of Incendiar ism and train wrecking in Ore gon and Washington. Altering details, Hoyt today clung to his story of yesterday confessing responsibility for the tragic train wreck on the Spo kane, Portland and Seattle line, near Wishram, August 13, 1933. Two were killed and nearly $500,000 damage wrought In the wreck. Late today officers said Hoyt denied previous confessions that he set fires in Portland, Salem or Bend, Ore., late in 1932 and early in 1933. In muttered monotones he told how his latest thrill came from the spectacular fire which de stroyed the machine shop of the big paper plant here early last Thursday morning. Officers said they would per mit Hoyt to rest from this morn ing's grilling before Questioning him further about his statements concerning three more attempts to wreck trains, one of which was accomplished. talked but construction .leaders said not more than two shifts would be feasible dally. The plans now to be - submitted, call for changing of the walls on two sides which will add considerable time to the weeks originally re quired for the structure's remod eling. So the county will have to take a chance, either that CWA will be extended after May 1 or that more moneys are available from CWA this fall. The Utter situation would not be satisfac tory as the county must provide temporary quarters for all Its de partments from the day remodel ing begins. And in event added CWA moneys were not forthcom ing, the county would have to finish the Job. To the second Question the county will make an affirmative answer: it will provide moneys for the materials provided CWA (Turn to page I, coL 1 I1H CONFESSED DENIED The Washington Spotlight (By the Associaated Press) The supreme court ruled that all pending prohibition prosecu tions must be dismissed. Three air maff officials who al legedly hindered investigation of air mail contracts were cited to show why they should not be held in contempt of the senate. President Roosevelt's $950.- 000,000 relief and civil works ap propriation shot through the house 382 to 1. Huey P. Long was denied Im munity from a (500,000 libel suit filed by Samuel T. Ansell, former counsel to a senate committee. From the White House, where Mr. Roosevelt nursed a cold, came word that the president Is taking no part In state or local elections. Legislation to outlaw pool op erations on the stock exchange was promised by Senator Fletcher. Secretary Hull announced this country was ready to negotiate a new commercial treaty with Cuba, Secretary Morgenthan sent treasury agents to New York to get the names of silver stockhold ers. The house authorized 200, 000,000 for payments to cattle and dairy men. Widely varying profits on sales of aviation engines to the navy were studied by a house commit tee. The supreme court held bank rupt tenants do not have to pay damages covering future rentals. CORTLAND, N. Y.T Feb. 5-(ff)-Four dogs, taught by instinct that there is only the law of the fang, will go on trial for their lives in the village hall courtroom at Mc- Graw tomorrow before Justice of the Peace A. P. McGraw. One' of the animals will be represented by an attorney retained by the owners. The defendants are Curley, a shepherd; Pal, a police dog; Jack, a mongrel; and Sport, a bulldog. They are charged with biting six- year-old Joyce Hammond while she was on her way home from school last Wednesday so badly there was danger today of her los ing her right arm. She Is in a hospital. "Arrested" by state police, the dogs were ordered confined by their owners until tomorrow's proceedings. IMS 11 TO PARIS, Feb. S.-dfA challenge to the week-old government of Premier Edouard Daladler in. the form of a demonstration by 1,000 war veterans in front of the pres ident's residence was put -down by mounted republican guards tonight, t That the government feared other disorders was indicated by the mobilization of troops armed with machine guns in the capital as the stern-faced Daladler plung ed grimly into preparations for the fight for bis cabinet's life in the chamber of deputies tomor row. A force of several thousand po lice massed la the neighborhood of the Elysee palace and the near by ministry of the interior -which the crowd also tried to reach blocked the manifestants. members of the Croix de Feu vet erans organization, . DOGS 60 ill FOR BITING CHILD PROTEST DAUB SILVER BACK 1 FURTHER STUDY Speculative Stock Holders Jo be Listed; Meaning Of Move Unknown More Men Said Involved in Airmail. Letter Affair Asked to Appear WASHDJGTON, Feb. 6.-()-A renewed interest in silver was evidenced late today by the ad ministration. What it portends was not made Immediately apparent, but It led to an order by Secretary Morgen than for treasury agents In New York to give him the names of all holders of speculative silver stocks. Under an agreement written in to the new monetary bill, Presi dent Roosevelt has the power to issue silver certificates against the bullion that is being put into the treasury as a result of the coinage of newly mined silver. The development came at the end of a day that had found three more men implicated In the mys tery of the missing airmail pap ers ordered to appear 'before the senate to show why they could not be held in contempt of that legis lative branch. The action brought to four the number that so far has been or dered to appear next Friday. All grew out of the removal from the files of William P. MacCracken, former assistant secretary of com merce for aeronautics, of corres pondence that a senate committee had subpoenaed In its study of airmail contracts let in the Hoov er administration. Elsewhere there was a wide crackle of news developments. high np among them being the de- (Turn to page 2, col. 8) THOMAS SALARY ORDER ENJOINED IN U. COURT PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. K.-(ffr-Federal Jndge James Alger Fee today granted a temporary re straining order against salary slashes Oregon Utilities Commis sioner C. M. Thomas ordered for officers of the Portland Gas and Coke company. Northwestern Electric company .and the Paci fic Power and Light company. Hearing on complaints on the three companies before a statu tory court of three judges will be set later. In seeking restraining orders the companies allege, among other things, that the salary re ductions were ordered without testimony and without a hearing. Late Sports TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 6.-(ff)-Three five minute overtime per iods were needed tonight for the Whitman college basketball five to pull out a 47 to 45 win over the College of Puget Sound. The game bad ended In a 32-32 tie, with the score also tied at half time, 15-all. Cecil Carpenter, Whitman guard, tossed in the winning goal five seconds before the gun. The teams meet again tomorrow night PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 5.-ff7-Walter TInkit Achlu, 160, Dayton, O., took the last two falls one while the refere-e was out of the ring to win the feature wrestl ing match from Cowboy Henix, 158, Burns, here tonight. Referee Harry Elliott was back ing a wrestler not on the program down the aisle when Achlu took the second fall with a body press in four minutes, . Art Perkins, 166, Detroit, took the .final two falls to win from Noel Franklin, 155, Portland. Jack Curtiss, 158, Jackson, Miss., used an octopus hold, to throw Don Sugai, 161, Salem, In 12 minutes. LA GRANDE, Ore., Feb. B.-iff) -Making their shots count, the College of Idaho basketball team easily defeated La Grande Nor mal, 40 to 21, here tonight. CIVIC AUDITORIUM,' San Fran cisco, Feb. S.-iJ-Yoong Corbett, 3rd, who retired from the ring after,, losing the welterweight championship eight months ago, opened a comeback campaign as a middleweight tonight with a one sided 10-round victory over Babe Mariao of San Francisco. VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 8 (P)After tD Portland Buckaroos had taken a 1 to 0 read in the first period, on an unassisted goal by Lyons, the Vancouver Lions came from behind tonight to win a Northwestern league hockey game, 2 to 1. It was Portland's fifth loss of their present five game invasion of Canada. LINCOLN. Neb- Feb. IXffV- Willlam T. Tilden pulled np to within one match of Ellsworth Vines by winning tonight s test In their Indoor tennis duel. i-1. 6-7. t-1. Bruce Barnes defeated Vin cent Richards, 3-6, -f, a-. Radio Station Slaying Terrifies 150 Women; Broadcast Former Montanan Runs Amuck With Knife; One of Men Who Seek to Control Him Stabbed Fatally ; Another Wounded LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5. (AP) A former Montana wheat field worker, Clarence Walter,- 43, ran amuck with a knife in a radio, station today stabbed to death one man,' wounded another and terrified 150 women who were listening to a domestic science expert explain how to make a caramel raisin pudding. .The dead man was Edwin Wol-O verton, 21, Grand Junction, Colo., a former University of Colorado student on vacation from a Colo rado station. He' died from a knife wound in the bead after grappling with Walter. Warren Fehlman, 40, advertising man ager for the Wall Street Jour nal, suffered a knife gash. Brandishing a heavy pocket knife, Walter, who told authori ties he formerly lived near Hunt ley, Mont., entered the studio and shouted to Miss Grace Kane, sec retary: "I'm going to get a job here. She screamed and from the (Turn to page 2, col. 7) St. Paul Youths Arrested, Allegedly Admit They Took Silverware Albert Meyers, 21, and Euel Rogers, 22, both of St. Paul, Ore gon, today awaited hearing and sentence before Judge L. H. Mc Mahan on the charge of breaking Into and robbing the Blanchett billiard hall at St. Paul early In the morning of January 81. ' Their apprehension and confes sion grew out of an accident Sun day afternoon, on the road one mile west of St. Paul where the car in which Rogers was rid ing, overturned. Certain silver ware which spilled on the road aroused the suspicion of onlook ers who promptly notified the sheriff's office here. Deputies Newell Williams and Bert Smith, responding to the call, found Rogers with the wrecked ear on their arrival. They also found the questionable silverware which Rogers confess ed had been taken from the bil liard hall, allegedly to give to a girl friend. Rogers mentioned the name of Meyers and Sunday night the sheriffs deputies apprehend ed him in St. Paul. He confessed to his part In the larceny. Both young men said they were drunk at the time. Eight cartons of cigarettes, (Turn to page 2, col. 6) VANCOUVER, Wash.. Feb. 5-(JP)-A. committee of citizens and ministers tonight informed the city council that the death knell of dog racing In Clark county has sounded. ; The committee warned It would file complaints if dog racing was resumed at . Bagley park or any place else. As a result plans for a iO, GOO plant at Leverlch park were abandoned. - Before a contract for the pro posed structlure could be intro duced, Dale McMullen, county prosecuting attorney, said he would be forced to take legal steps to prevent violations of the state law against dog racing. Only the poor condition of Clark county finances caused him to permit Bagley park operation last fall so the county could col lect 3 per cent of the wagers, he said. "Well, I guess that settles it, said Mayor John HKIgglns. m CRASH YIELDS nil KOU PUS 1 Oil IDC BICES Creamery Men Hit Back At Gehlhar ior. Attitude Refusal by Max Gehlhar, state director of agriculture, to approve the proposed butter marketing agreement in a form satisfactory to ereamerymen, brought out spoken condemnation here yester day from members of the Oregon Creamery Manufacturers' associa tion. Members of the creamery in dustry, gathered here from all parts of the state, took sharp is sue with Gehlhar, denying that the agreement proposed was to benefit any particular group, par ticularly they attacked Gehlhar's statement of Saturday that the buttermakers agreement was an attempt of private butter inter ests to pat over a "quarter million dollar graft." The buttermakers object to the director's insistence that mini mum . price provisions in the agreement be stricken' and a "cost of distribution minimum be sub stituted, contending that this would place the great majority of Interrupted LIQUOR 1 T ACCEPTJf RULE Commission Seeks no 'Out' Under New Salary Plea Members Declare PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. B.-ff)-The state liquor administration will seek no "new employe" rul ing to exempt Its employes from salary reductions voted by the 1933 legislature.. Attorney General I. H. Van Winkle handed down an opinion at Salem today, which held that state utilities department em ployes administering the truck and bus law would not be subject to those reductions. The law only affects salaries and positions which were in operation at the time of the reduction law, he held. . Salaries for all state liquor ad ministration employes will be sub ject to the reductions, it has been announced. "We wish to conform to the rules which govern employes of other state commissions and de partments," Administrator Sam mis said. We wish to seek no advantage for our employes over any other state employes. "We have assumed that the temporary reductions would apply (Turn to page 2. coL 6) (By the Associated Press) Little Austria was ready Mon day to call upon the League of Nations for help In her tense re lations with Germany. The Austrian cabinet empow ered. Chancellor Engelbert Doll fuss to appeal to the league re garding what It considers the In filtration of nazl terrorism and propaganda from the Reich. Prince von Starhemberg, lead er of the Fascist Heimwehr and a Dollfuss aide, put his men in office in the Tyrol and informed Dollfuss he would have the sup port of the home guard hence forth only If government by po litical parties is suppressed. Government quarters in Berlin said they were not surprised, but reiterated the view that Austro German differences concern only those two countries and are not a matter of international discus sion. CHILD MISTAKEN FOR DOLL IS RUN OVER BY ENGINE SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Cal., Feb. B-PJ-Declaring he mistook 15-months-old Naomi Rollinson for a doll lying on the track, the engineer of a southbound Santa Fe train allowed his train to pass over and kill the child today. The baby had wandered from her home, located a Bhort dis tance from the tracks and four miles south of here. The engineer did not discover his mistake un til he arrived here and found blood on the front of the engine. the industry at the mercy of one or two creameries having unusual ly low costs because of favorable locations. Such a change, they assert, would permit each manufacturer and distributor to set bis own minimum Instead of stabilizing prices at a level which would per mit reasonable returns to the op erator of average efficiency and to his producers. They claim that Gehlhar proposes to remove from the agreement the provisions which would be of most benefit to producers as well as to the manufacturers and distributors." Speakers at the meeting stated that the substantial men in the industry deeply, resent the ex treme charges released to the press. They declare Gehlhar is at tempting to cover his ' action on the code by .biding behind the skirts of producers despite the fact that a large number of pro (Turn to page 2, coL 1) AUSTRIA WILL ASK AID FROM LEAGUE putundeSi Hours 1 to 6; Emergency is Declared as Result of Reported Disorder Street Vacations to Help Playground Projects ; Voted by Council The City of Salem moved swift ly last night to check early morn ing sales of alcoholic beverages by passing through its council an ordinance making it illegal either to buy or to consume, in public, any liquors of alcoholic content between the hours of 1 and 4 a. m. The aldermen suspended the rules and passed the measure through all three readings. The measure, containing emergency clause, was signed at once by Mayor Douglas McKay and ts now effective. It Is similar to one re cently adopted in Portland and was brought up last night by the police committee of the council to stop alleged disorders whicn have occurred when no ban on sales was operative , at these hours. With similar speed the council last night passed two vacation measures granting the local school district permanent use of streets in the city for playground purposes, one of the ordinances having been amended to meet ob jections of property owners In the affected district. Under one or dinance North 13th street from the north bank of Mill creek to the north line of A street is per manently vacated to the school board along with the permanent vacation of a portion of the North 13 th street Intersection. Under the other ordinance a portion of Tuxedo park and of Meteor street is vacated. The school board will use the property in conjunction with a CWA playground project now under way. The council, only nine of Its 14 members present, harried through Its schedule for an early adjournment. It granted a three-year lease to the Salem Navigation company to use riverfront property belonging to the city as a landing place for steamers. The annual rental will be 275 for the city, the property heretofore being nse by the com pany without any pament. Alderman S. A. Hughes was authorized to hare temporary re pairs made on the incinerator and meanwhile to see If CWA funds could be obtained for more permanent improvements to the incinerator plant. Alderman David O'Hara, chair man of the ways and means com mittee, reported to the council that Incomes from miscellaneous (Turn to page 2, coL i) T PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. t.-iJS -Yesterday's fistic melee at the Evangelical Congregational Brethren church will be supplant ed tomorrow by a court battle, al leged participants promise. Seven members of the so-called anti-pastor faction are scheduled to - answer assault and battery charges in circuit court here to morrow. Their attorney Elton Watkins announced today that counter-accusations would be filed. Bruises and cuts which bearers said they received yesterday from the flailing fists, umbrellas and boots were paraded before police today. Phillip Kreiger asked, per mission to sign a complaint In be half of his brother John who it seemed was fouled struck below the belt and was unable to ap pear. Sunday's outbreak started, ac- , cording to the pro-pastor group members, when a former member; recently excommunicated for his part In the fight to oust the. Rev. Conrad J. Wagner, was nomin ated to lead the afternoon prayer. Those arrested today-were: Phillip Lehl Sr., Phillip Lehl Jr., John Trout Jr., Henry Walk er, William Bur back, Katherlne Schults and Elizabeth Krieger. EX-CALIFORNIA SOLON IS HELD FOR CWA FRAUD OAKLAND. Cat, Feb. S.rtff) Accused of fraudulently obtaining and distributing civil works as signment earns, waiter m. rm ley, former California assembly- ; man, appeared before United; States Commissioner Frank O. Nebeker here today and was re- ! leased on $2500 bafl. Feeley and Emile Dewey Rais in, both former CWA office em ployes, .are accused of passing out the assignment cards to workers in return tor ""money or polltlcaj favors " :T BATTLE N CHURCH SEQUEL V -i '