The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 15, 1938, Page 1, Image 1

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Election Friday
Mr. Voter, don't forget to
east jour ballot at Friday's
election. And re member to
have a Statesman on your
doorstep Saturday morning
with full election reports.
The leather
Generally fair and mild
today and Monday, light to
moderate north to east wind
off coast ; max. - temp. Sat
urday 76, mln. 43, river 3.1
feet, partly cloudy.
POUNDDO
1651
EIGHTY-EIGHTH YEAR
Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, May 15, 1938
Price 3c; Newsstands 5c
No. 42
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Hess Suffers
Loss of Voice,
Misses Rally
Salem Crowd Hears Sub
Speaker Rap Martin,
Sees Play Again
Governor Is "Rewarded"
for FR Support by
Official Denial
By RALPH C. CURTIS '
Henry Hess lias lost his rolce.
Right at the climax of his par
ticipation as a central figure in
the most heated campaign for
democratic gubernatorial nomin
ation in Oregon, the vocal chords
of the . left wing challenger to
Governor Charles H. Martin's
leadership have failed him, it
was announced to a disappointed
crowd of aproximately 500 which
had gathered to hear Hess at the
old high school auditorium here
Saturday night.
Instead, the crowd listened to
an address by Robert G. Smith
of Portland, who said he had
campaigned for Governor Martin
in 1934 but wouldn't do it again.
Smith scored the governor's ten
dency to use cusswords and his
alleged dilatoriness in attacking
the "goons," and said Oregon
must keep pace with the new
deal and could do so only by nom
inating and electing Henry Hess.
Martin Satire
Iresented Again '
The crowd also remained ,to
see the second presentation in
Salem of that satirical melodra
ma, "I'd Rather Be Wrong," or
'Charlie Iron rants Goes to
Town."
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. There was no direct mention at
this Hess-for-Governor club gath
ering of the left-handed rebuke
handed Governor Martin Satur
day by the Roosevelt administra
tion when Stephen T. Early, sec
retary to the president, said
Roosevelt didn't remember ever
saying to Martin, "You and I
make a good pair." Early remark
ed that It is njot customary for
anyone to quote the president di
rectly. And. that,' it is evident, is
the sum total of the administra
tion's participation la the Ore
gon campaign. - . s ? ' '
The truth is that the Early
statement .has only a rhetorical
effect on the campaign. Re
gardless of what anyone la Wash
ington, D. C, or in Sle says,
the voters all know where Gov
ernor -Martin stands anl have
Judged for themselves w'-tther
that stand squares with the new
deal, and whether it ha any
hearing on their vote anyway.
Assuming that there will be no
more statements from Warning
ton, the greatest significance is
In the fact that the. administra
tion did not really commit it
self. No one said Governor Mar
tin was or was not a new dealer,
and no one mentioned Henry
Hes3.
Administration Actually
Keeping Hands Off
What it means Is that the ad
ministration is not taking any
chances of "losing face" over
the Oregon primary, although
there will be plenty of reople
to proclaim It a new deal triumph
If Hess is nominated, rnd vice!
Yersa.
But it just goes to show what
a well-meaning politician may be
p against. It is-reliably sport
ed, that when Governor Martin
recently broadcast hLs support of
the administration's spending and
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d d i t i c o
... in the Neu$
MILWAUKEE, May 14 JP)r
Chinese of Milwaukee observed a
white flag with a red circle In the
center, flying over the Planklnton
building. They protested today to
Joseph Mallow, building superin
tendent, that" such a display was
uuduly favorable to Japan. "
Mallon explained that the flag,
-which is similar to the "Rising
Eun" of Japan, merely signifies
the Milwaukee brewers are play
ing baseball at home.
The polite Chinee apologized.
SALT LIKE CITY, May 14-(-The
'baby tending" abili
ties of Edward Thomas BIcyer
didn't mean much to Federal
Judge Tillman D. Johnson to
' day. "
I ant informed that Bleyera
proved an excellent baby tend
rr while his wife ws working,"
Asst. U. S. Atty. John 8. Boy
den said In summing up the
character of Meyers who re
cently pleaded guilty to break
ing the seal on a railroad car
and stealing interstate freight.
"WelL we can't keep him
here as a' nursemaid," said
Judge Johnson. "Two years.
LONDON, May 14 -W)- "With
cries of "Onward Spinsters, On
ward." more than 10,000 of Brit
ain's unmarried women marched
on London today with banners
flying for a rally of their Nation
al Spinsters' Pension association.
They demanded "State pen
sions at 55."
A member of cirllament. MaJ.
H. A. Proctor, drew genteel cheers
-when he declared "I do not think
it inr discredit for a woman to be
a spinster for sometimes it is due
to her superior Juigment,"
California Boy Lost 30 Hours
Found by Father Lying in Miid
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Leon Baumgarten, San Bernardino, Cal., salesman, prayed fervently
before starting on a, final search for his two year old son, David.
The child wandered away from his parents some 30 hours before
Baumgartcn found him lying face
Photo shows the dramatic reunion
Hutching her baby Mrs. Baumgarten was hysterical with Jot.
. Apart from a few scratches, a
chilly night the tot was believed
Economic Knife
Slits
new Deal
Say's Frank! Knox in Reply
to Democrat Position;
Corner not Reached
OSHKOSH. iWis., May 14-Jfy-Col.
Frank Knox. Chicago pub
lisher and republican vice-presidential
candidate in 1936, told
the state convention of young re
publicans , of j Wisconsin tonight
that "the uncompromising Tknlfe
of economic law has whittled
down the new dealers to their
natural size.j ;
Knox, who asserted he was not
a candidate "for anything in the
world." said a great opportunity
"is fairly begging Our party to
take it by the hand."
Knox termed the new dealers
"a noisy, spending crowd of ad
venturers" who have- brought
breadlines, heavy taxes, idle
farms, empty j factories and 12,
000,000 idle men and women.
'The plain truth," he said, "is
that we are not going to get out
of the mess we are in until we
quit worshipping political novel
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The Dalles Gains
- THE DALLES. Ore., May 14.
-(-Possibility of a further de
velopment of f the port of The
Dalles for inland freight ship
ments grew t o d a y in the an
nouncement of the Interstate com
merce commission that three
trucking companies, had been
permits to operate from The
Dalles and Attalia, Wash., to in
land points, j .
, The companies haul oil and, the
action of the ICC will permit them
to take oil . from river steamers
here, which would first transport
the cargo to The Dalles from
Portland, thus eliminating the
dangerous truck run over the Co
lumbia River highway between
here and Portland. '
The Dalles-Portland truck run
has been the scene in recent years
of a number! of spectacular oil
wrecks, the winding highway be
ing especially: difficult for truck
travel In winter.
Developmen
Hope
Mt. Angel Legion Dedicates
Vetera n s ' Mentor ia IBu i Id ing
By LORETTA E. DEHLER
MT. ANGEL, May 14 "Pre
serve the rights and liberties of
the constitution at any cost,"
was the message that Supreme
Judge Hall S. Lusk brought to
the audience which attended the
impressive dedication ceremonies
of the new' American Legi-m Me
morial hall here today
Speaker of the day. Judge LuSffe
commented oa the- coincidence t
the dedication of this building
to the memory of those who died
to preserve the constitution tak
ing place In the same year that
the United States is celebrating
the 150th anniversary -of the
founding of that constitution. He
named the Legion as one of its
staanchest defenders and warned
the audience that "unless we love
liberty and make sacrifices the
constitution will be but a dry
document instead of the living
guarantee against the dark and
terrible theories being taught our
children,"
Judge Lusk was Introduced by
Leon LeFebver who brought
t
v y
down in mud and melting snow.
of the tiny child and his mother.
dirty face and exhaustion from the
none the worse for bis adventure.
League Bloc to
Aid China Forms
France, Britain,
Russia
Indicated as I Backing
Far East Defense I
GENEVA, May 14 -JFl- The
101st session of the League of
Nations council ended tonight
with indications a strong bloc
of France, Great Britain and sov
let Russia had, formed behind Chi
na In the far eastern war. t
Chile .announced her intention
to resign from the league because
the council failed to act on reform
of the organization's covenant.
France's delegate, Foreign Mln
Ister Georges Bonnet, took: the
lead at the end of the day by de
claring in a speech that China had
"shown herself worthy"' of the
world's admiration and moral sup
port. -
Viscount Halifax, British dele
gate and foreign secretary, backed
Bonnet and Jacob Sourits. speak
ing for soviet Russia, said he only
was sorry the resolution did not
go further.
What sent Dr. V. K, Wellington
Koo. the Chinese delegate, out of
the council room with: his face
wreathed with smiles, however,
was, the promises of individual
aid from league members.
Chinese declined to say exact
ly what they obtained i but pre
viously they declared they were
given credits in London to buy
arms and munitions with assur
ances the league powers would
help get the material into China.
Mosquito Survey
Funds Allocated
WASHINGTON, May 1 4.-(P-Senator
McNary (R-Ore.) was in
formed today the WPA planned
to spend $11,7 S3 to survey and
map mosquito breeding places
along the Columbia and Willam
ette rivers in the vicinity of Port
land, Ore. '
Needy professional, educational
and clerical workers will be em
ployed. f
The WPA, which previously
aided control acUvities, recently
refused to spend $15,000 to kill
mosquito larvae in the area. '
greetings from the Herbert Wor
shom post in Portland.
George Koehn, national com
mitteeman, officiated at. the dedi
cation services and unre!li the
bronze plaque on the building.
He called the building c ma
terial symbol of the four comers
of the Legion program, hospitali
zation, rehabilitation, chil! wel
fare and the preserving of the
constitution.'
Festivities opened with a pa
rade led by the color gurd of
the Salem post and the Junior
Legion band of Sllverton. The
various posts with their colors
followed, the ML Angel post and
band bringing up the rear. The
procession formed at the . city
hall, marched past the reviewing
stand and op College street to
Memorial hall. ?
Dr. A. F. E. Schlerbaum acted
as master of ceremonies.
After a selection by the Sil
verton band, Rev. Basil Barerts
berger. gave the invocation and
Mayor Berchtold gave a welcome
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Warning to US
Seen in Genoa
Talk by Duce
Says Totalitarians Can
Join Forces, Oppose n
"Doctrinal War"
Terms Made With Hitler
Told; Accord With
France Cooled
GENOA, Italy. May 14 -UPi-
Premier Benito Mussolini took
personal note for the first time to
day of American criticism of
fascism, warning that totalitar
ian states "immediately would be
come a bloc and march together"
should the democracies start a
"doctrinal war."
Fascists regard II Duce's words,
delivered before 100,000 cheering
blackshirls in this Mediterranean
port, as aimed directly at United
States Secy, of War Harry H.
Woodriug.
Slap at Wood ring
Seen in Warning -
Woodrlng, in a speech May 5,
warned that provocations of dictator-controlled
states some day
might force democratic nations to
war.
II Duce declared Italy sought to
preserve peace but intended to
arm herself to safeguard it in the
face of "speeches from across the
ocean."
Mussolini reaffirmed Italy's
"loyal friendship" with Germany
and his Intention to "respect" the
April 16 friendship pact with
Great Britain. '
But he also! threw & generous
quantity of cold water on negotia
tions now going- on between Italy
and France if he did not com
pletely drown them.
Puts Question Mark
On French Conversations
"ou will permit me to be cir
cumspect regarding conversations
with France," he said, "because,
even though they are in progress
It is not known whether; they will
reach a conclusion."
American antipathy
towards
fascism, unmistakably hinted at
by Mussolini, was seen in a con
gressional . move to have Italy
named among violators of the
Kdlogg-Briand pact and in state
ments by " Harold Ickes, interior
secretary..,, '-' d :
i The US state department, fas
cists noted also, has not recog
nixed Italy's conquest Of Ethiouia
and that issue has delayed for
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Wealthy Michigan
Politician Shot
Ex-Associate in Oil Deals
1 Admits Firing Bullet;
Attorney Wounded
r
.! CLAIRE, Mich., May l-(JFy-
A bullet fired by an assailant
in a hotel taproom tonight ter
minated the mysterious career
of wealthy Isiah Leebove, Michi
gan oil operator and political
figure.
j Police Chief William Dunlop
said William Livingstone, an oil
man and former associate of Lee
bove, admitted he fired the fatal
shot. I
Byron Geller, a Claire attorney
and an assistant state : attrrney
general under Patrick H. O'Brien,
was wounded. The shooting took
place while Leebove and Geller
were sitting together in a booth
In the taproom of the Doherty
hotel here.. , 1
Leebove was president of the
Mammoth Producing St Ffning
company and Llvington hat been
associated with him. WillUm A.
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Sophomores Win
OSCTug-o-War
CORVALLIS. May 14.-;P)-A
husky sophomore class team won
the annual tug-of-war across the
mill race today as a feature of
the campus weekend celebration.
The defeated freshmen took
their ducking penalty by the hun
dreds and then stormed the soph
omore flag, capturing it from the
top of a greased pole. Varsity O
men conducted the melee so no
injuries resulted.
, An outdoor convocation, cam
pus luncheon, water sports .and
athletic events were staged for
college and visiting high school
students.
Labor Head Raps
Herinessy Speech
MARSHFIELD, May - li-JP)-Crltlcism
of , the radio speech
(KOIN) last night in which Jo
seph Hennessy, Coos Bay AFL or
ganizer, ; urged -labor ; to support
Gov, Charles -Martin came today
from H. C. Tripp, chairman of the
southwestern Oregon labor trades
council. I
Tripp asserted Hennessy - de
clared the council was behind
Martin whereas the council has
authorized no om to express its
views. He said the speech had
greatly wronged Ibor J this re
Britain Quits
Mexico, Galls
Minister Home
Answers ? Mexico's Act
Ordering Diplomat
to Leave London
Internal Finances Grow
Grave in Mexico as
Oil Sales Needed
MEXICO CITY, May H(JP)
Owen St. Clair O'Malley, Great
Britain's minister to Mexico, an
nounced tonight he had been re
called by his government, com
pletlng the diplomatic break be
tween Britain and Mexico.
.. Britain's action was in response
to that , ot Mexico last , night In
withdrawing Ptimo Villa Michel
Mexican minister to London, be
cause of Britain's "unfriendly at
titude" ,toward Mexico. '
1 Recall of O'Malley had been ex
pected in Mexican circles as a
consequence of the Mexican step.
Mexico's diplomatic hrefk with
Great Britain apparently afrength
ened , popular supparJOf Pres.
Lazaro M. Cardenas today in his
program of nationalization of foreign-owned
oil properties.'
Mexico's grave oil problem,
which, led to . the recall of the
Mexican minister to London, re
mained unchanged, however.
Administration's Action
Given Support
The press, workers' groups and
others spoke 'in patriotic phrases
endorsing the president's action,
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Roosevelt Sails
With La FoUette
Speculation ;J$, Aroused by
Cruise Down Potomac,
Third Party Man
WASHINGTON, May 1 4.P)
President Roosevelt and Senator
La Follette (Prog.-Wls.) cruised
down the Potomac river today on
a weekend trip that stirred po
litical speculation because of La
Follette's recent espousal of the
new national third party move
ment. ,
In addition to the Wisconsin
senator the president's guests In
cluded Mrs. La Follette, Senator
Green (D-RI), an administration
supporter and Mrs. James Roose
velt, the president's daughter-in-law..
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It was the first cruise "the
black-haired young progressive
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Mayor of Jungle
Injured in Fight
MEDFORD, May 14.-()-Jack
Barnes, 62, known t6 city police
as "the mayor of the Jungles,"
was in a hospital tonight with a
possible fractured skull, and An
ton Szcuka, 52, Seattle, was jailed
in connection with Barnes' In
jury, Deputy Dist. Atty. George
W. Neilson said tonight.,
Neilson said Szcuba told him-
under questioning he interceded
in a jungle fight between Barnes
and another man and was
knocked down by a glancing blow
from an axe. Neilson said Szcuba
then struck Barnes on the head
with a piece of Iron pipe in self
defense.
. Barnes has been here about a
year, Szcuba since' last Wednes
day, police said.,
Martin Says New 1
Deal Entrenched
PORTLAND, Ore., May H.-(JPl
-Governor Charles H.- Martin, ad
dressing the Italian-A m e r 1 e a n
New Deal club here tonight, said
efforts Were being made "to cap
italize on the need for bringing
the new deal to Oregon."
: "The new deal is firmly en
trenched here and Is in full opera
tion," the governor said.
60,000 Auto Drivers
' Added in Pas Year
PORTLAND, May 14-a5)-Sec-retary
of State Earl Snell -said to
day 60,000 more automobile driv
ers were licensed to nse. Oregon
highways this year than last.
On May 1, 1938, the depart
ment had issued 419,572 licenses
since Jane,, when previous opera
tors permits expired. ' '
IEU Protests Cuts 1
PORTLAND, Ore.. May 14.HMP1
-Officials of the Industrial. Em
ployers Union, Inc., protested al
leged sanctioning of wage cuts
by the AFL lumber nnion In a
telegram, to the Oregon-Washing'
ton council of lumber and sawmill
workers at Eugene today.'
Silt
Chinese Push Counter
Attacks to Break up
Noose Around Suchow
Lunghai Railroad Cut, Say Japanese by Heavy Air
Bombardments, Cutting off Defense Supply
' Line; British Subject is Stabbed.
SHANGHAI, May 15 (Sunday) (AP) Chinese to
day pressed desperate counter attacks to break the lines of
Japanese columns steadily tightening a noose of China's cen
tral front for ah assault on the key city of Suchow.
Concerted Chinese attacks south of the vital east-west
Lunghai railroad, which a Japanese communique said had
. ; r-
German Net Star
S e nt to Prison
Baron. Gottfried Von Cramm,
world's number two amateur
; tennis nlaver. who was convic-
: ted of a morals charge in a se
cret, three-hour trial in Herlin
yesterday and sentenced to one
i year In prison. He a e n l e a
knowing the 18-year old Jew
with whom he was alleged to
have been involved. German
sport jelrclea saw complete ruin
of their 28-year-oia ace-a ca
reer.
Pension Strategy
Program Mapped
CORVALLIS, May
Townsend organization state offi
cers discussed a strategy of public
education at a meeting here today.:'-
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The following resolution 1 was
adopted:
"We, the Townsend National
Recovery Plan, Inc., of Oregon
go on record that we will edu
cate the general public and work
for a suitable old age pension
law for the state of Oregon that
does pot' require a pauper's oath
until the principles and philoso
phy as contained in the general
welfare act of 1937, HB 4199
known as the Townsend plan, has
been enacted into law."
Dental Essays Win
PORTLAND, May 14-A?)-Dls-trict
winners In an essay contest
conducted by the Oregon state
dental society included Dona Marie
Allison and Virginia Waggner of
Eugene and Betty Thurlow of
Mabel.
Contenders to
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For 20-30 Air Circus Today
Preparation " for handling a
crowd of several thousand persons
at today's big air circus at the
Salem airport have been made by
members of the local 20-30 club,
sponsors for the affair. . .
"With planes expected from air
ports hundreds of miles away, and
with several spectacular events
and surprises on the program, we
have worked'., hard on' field ar
rangements and can assure every
body a good view of the flying,
plenty ot free parking space, con
cession wagons for hungry and
thirsty visitors and a full day of
Qrst-class entertainment." C. S.
"Emmons, general chairman, said
last night..
Bis Planes . ' ; '
Be on Display
. Several big planes not taking
part in the events will be taxied
onto the hangar ramp where visi
tors may view them, Emmons
said.' -' ' : -i r"?
The day will start when dozen
or more ships flown by members
of the Sportsmen Pilots of Ore
gon descend on the airport be
tween 9:30 and 10 a. m. The
Sportsmen Pilots make a practice
MC
been cut, were directed particu-
larly against
Mengcheng in
Yungcheng and
northern Anbwei
province.-
The Lunghai was severed, Jap
anese said, by heavy aerial bom
bardments that prevented move
ments of supplies to China's huge
central army. Japanese army
spokesmen declared 400,000 Chi-,
nese troops had been blocked off
from retreat and faced surrender
or annihilation.
Two hundred Japanese' war-planes
supported the forces aimed
from north and south at several
points along the LunghaL
Repeated raids were made on
Suchow, causing heavy casualties
and serious damages to Chinese
defenses and war stores in the
juncUon city.
Dispatches from Hankow, tem
porary seat of the Chinese gov
ernment, said transports from
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Senate Split on
Relief Bill Looms
Committee Swings to View
of Letting Roosevelt
Have Full Control
ASinGTON, May -lip)-
Strong sentiment developed In the
senate appropriations committee
to give President Roosevelt un
restricted control over the $3,
164,000,000 relief public works
program.
As passed by the house, the
measure would appropriate funds
directly to lending and spending
agencies instead of to the presi
dent Mr. Roosevelt would retain
authority to approve or veto proj
ects, however.
Chairman Adams (D-Colo.), of
a senate subcommittee handling
the bill, said he favored making
the appropriations to the chief
executive, as has been done In
the -past. '
Under . this system, the presi
dent would have authority to al
locate funds to various agencies
as he saw fit.
Senator Byrd (D-Va.),' leading
a coalition of republicans and con
servative democrats seeking
changes in the lendlng-spending
program, said he thought appro
priations should be made directly
to the agencies and that the presi
dent's power to approve or veto
projects should be eliminated.
, Byrd and his. associates hope
to strike public works or "pump
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First Woods Fire
Put out in South
MEDFORD, May 14-;p-The
first forest fire of the year in
southern Oregon was ''mopped
up" today, by the forest service.
The fire burned over ten acres of
brush in the middle fork of the
Applegate district near the Cali
fornia state line. Forest Ranger
Lee Port said the fire was caused
by lightning.
Arrive Early
of taking weekly "breakfast
hops," and today they have chos
en Salem as the spot for their
Sunday morning meal, according
to officers of the association.
At 10 a. m.. members of the
Leslie junior high school model
airplane club, and other boys and
girls Interested In model planes.
will gather at the hangar for com
petition In the flying and non-
flying model classifications. As IS
boys from the Leslie school dub
have entered planes, competition
will be keen. Lloyd Swanson Is
adviser for the club.
Again at noon the sky will be
filled with, planes as the cross
country - race from Swan Island
airport to Salem ends at the local
airfield. It Is expected that more
than a score of ships will get the
-go signal from Art Whitaker
at Swan Island. This event, like
the other competitive features of
the program, will be divided into
four classifications on the basis
of the ships horsepower.
At 2 p. m. the regularly sched
uled events will start. Pilots will
vie in spot landings, ISO-degree
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Portland C-C
Says Industry
Unable to Pay
Proposal Is 32 Per Cent
Above Expectation,
Chamber Declares
McNary Asked to Gain
Delay in Hearings
for Objections
PORTLAND, May 14-(V-Prt-
land chamber of commerce offi
cials declared today switchboard
rates for Bonneville dam power
as recommended by administrator
JD. Ross were about 32 per cent
higher than expected;
They asked Sen. Charles Mc
Nary in a telegram to request the
federal power commission to ex
tend for one week, until June 3, .
the time. for filing objections to,
the" proposed schedules.
1.23, "not 1.65 Mills - M
Expected, Says Scott
Leslie M. Scott, president of the
chamber, said the proposed
switchboard rate of $14.50 Per
kilowatt year amounted to 1.65
mills per kilowatt hour for pri
mary power, whereas a rate of
1.25 mills had been expected oa -tho
basis of previous estimates by
army engineers. ?
"The proposed rate is too high
to attract big Industries to com-
pete with those in low rate areas
in Canada, Europe and Japan,"
Scott said. -
He added that it had been
proved by TVA that low rates
could not be given to domestic
users unless industrial users. with
high load factors were attracted.
Chamber-officials said the final
report of the army engineers
recommended an Industrial rate
for primary power of 1.6 mills
per kilowatt hour, bused on an
allotment or $50,000,000 ot the
project's cost to power and a 4
per cent interest rate.
QaJcIf Abuorhtionf- - .
Figured On by Hon
They said the power commis
sion reduced the cost allotment
to. 142,000,000 and the Interest
rate to 3 per- cent, and that
Administrator Ross had Indicated
he was figuring on a five-year
period for the absorbtion of the
total power output whereas the
engineers based their estimate on
a 15-year absorbtion period,
i Chamber officials contended
these factors would offset a re
duction, in the project amortiza-
tion period from 50 to 4 0 years
and justify scaling the engineers!
rate estimate from 1.5 to 1.25
mills.
They added that the estimate
of $165,000 annually for the ad
ministrative cost of selling the
power was "much higher" than
expected. j -r
Santiam Clearing
To Begin Monday
BEND, May 14-;p)-State high
way department crews will leave
here Monday on their annual job
of opening la road across the
snow-blockaded Cascade moun
tains between central and western
Oregon. Work will start west of
Suttle lake and engineers said
they expected little difficulty in
opening the North Santiam route.
- Reports that the department
would not undertake an early,
opening of the McKenzle route
was criticized by Don H. Peoples, .
chamber of commetce secretary,
who said the North Santiam route
would not -serve Bend and Eu
gene fully. He asserted that the
Willamette national forest offici
als appeared uninterested In
opening the t lear lake cut-off.
which would make the McKenzle
available.
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Carson Asks Part
Of Ship Buildiiig
WASHINGTON, May 14.-n-Mgyor
Joseph Carson completed
conferences today with naval and
relief officials, seeking a' share ot
a projected government shifv -building
program for Portland,
and s way out of the stalemate
oyer Portland's $3,000,000 nn
completed airport.
The mayor said federal officials
told, him they would give the city
all aid possible under relief rules
on the airport project but pointed
out that cities with similar, works
were paying part of the cost. The
WPA , recently notified the city
it would have to put up a share
of the expense.
Adult .Education Study
Committee Authorized
PORTLANp. May U-i-Tinj
Oregon educational leaders, meet
ing here today, voted to empower
State Superintendent Rex Putnam
to appoint a permanent adult edu
cation committee of five to stud;
methods of broadening forum pro
gress in the state. '
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