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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1924)
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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thing Worth Knowing.
President Coolhlge by proclamation
Tuesday restored the rights of Ameri
can citizenship to all deserters from
Iho urniy and navy during tlio three
year period between the urmistlro and
tho formal ending of tho world war.
Slipping In from tlio high seas un
der cover of a heavy fog, 21 vessels,
headed by tlio lSrltish steam yucht
Istar, Wednesday dropped anchor
ulong rum row in New York, to dis
pose of 100,000 cases of lluuor ?8.
Throe hundred persons were burn
ed to death, suffocated or died In
panics ns a result of a fire which
swept tho Important town of Cliowt
sun, 40 miles east of Tslnan, Shan
tung province, last Friday. Seven
hundred others were Injured.
Those who visit Tliuana, tho Mex
ican resort across tho boundary line,
II miles from Han Diego,- Cal., will
have to return to United Slates soil
before 9 V. M. hereafter or remain In
Mexico overnight, according to an
nouncement niadu at tho American
Hubert C. Shlpman, world war vet
cran and homesteader living two miles
south of (Irants 1'ass, Or., was knock
ed down and killed by a ferocious boar
while feeding his hogs ut noon Wed
nesday. Mr. Bhlpiuaii was bit on the
leg, his femoral artery severed und
death was duo to loss of blood.
John H. Dunbar, attorney-general of
Washington stnto, and T. J. L. Ken
nedy; corporation counsel of Seattle,
will appear In tho United Slates su
premo court April 11 to oppose an
nppeal of the Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph company nnd the Home
Telephone company, It was unneuni'cd
King Ceorge sees In tho good under
standing between Croat llrltalu anil
the United SlateB "tho best gunran
tee for (ho rut ura peace of tho world."
This declaration was sent Wednesday
to President Coollilgu at tlio reipiesl
of Iho king by Sir Ksmo Howard and
marked the presentation of the new
ambassador's credentials to Hie Amer
ican chief executive.
On recommendation ot tho grand
Jury, Judge Wilson In Hood lllver, Or..
Tuesday omitted assessment of a fine
ai'aliisl II. ('. Coodiuan, ex -high sc hool
manual training teacher, who plead
ed guilty to root ilbill log to the lie
liiHinency of Kenneth Convert, a 10
yinr-uld boy, by Inciting him to com
plldly In thefts of automobile ucccs
Hol ies. Judge Wilson sentenced Hood
man to 20 days In Jail.
l'rifldent f'oolidge is In entire nc
cord with the desire to assist the farm
ers of the northwest and those et Hie
country generally through the present
period of depression. It was staled of
flclally Tuesday, but lias arrived at
no decision as to the form such aid
should take. Officials of the depart
nielli of agriculture are expected to
submit receiuuienilattoiiii to the piesi
dent upon the various legislative pro
posals now in. inning shape In con
gress. The Philippines' plea for Immediate
Independence was dc;ilt a slinging
blow Wednesday by President Cool
blge. The president. In n letter to
Manuel lioxes, fi tail of the Philippine
liulepeiideiico mission, declared flat
ly the artniinlstnillon did not believe
, the time had cemo Id grant Independ
ence to the Filipino people ami amort
d that grievance against Governor
lieneral Wood were unjustified and,
like the Independence appeal, were un
supported by a considerable port len of
the island's population.
The tax reduction bill passed by the
house will have to be remodeled to
provide for 1100,000.004 more revenue.
Chairman Kmoot of the somite finance
coiniulttee announced Wednesday
night on the ova of consideration of
the mi usure by that coiniulttee. lias
log his calculations on estimates re
ported this week by the treasury de
partment that th liouso bill would
cut off $116,000,000 In revenue In the
cub mlar year l'J-'.'i, Mr. Smoot said
this would fall by JIOO.OOO.OOO to pro
vide funds for tlio working expenses
of th government alone, exclusive of
n soldier bonus bill or other pending
fxtra appropriation measures.
INCOME TAX CUT DELAYED
First Payment March 15 to He Un
changed - Later Action Expected.
Washington, I). C The movement
to obtain Immediate action on the
proposed 25 per cent reduction In in
come taxes payable this year was re
vived In the hou30 Monday, but us
quickly turned down. Kepubllcan
leaders decided that action could not
be obtained on a resolution before
March 15, when first Installments are
Republican members ot the ways
and moans committee, meeting with
Representative Longworth, party lead
er, agreed, however, that If the rev
enue bill, already passed by the house
and containing this provision, meets
with any delay In enactment, n separ
ate resolution to make the cut ef
fective before JUue 15 would bo press
ed. The action again places in the hands
ot the senate the problem of tax reduc
tion nnd the senate finance commit
tee in Its consideration of the revenue
hill will toko up tho section which
provides for tho cut in 1923 income
Most of the administrative sections
ot tho bill were gone over without
change by the committee. Upon wind
ing up these details of the measure
the various tax schedules wilt bo taken
up. Secretory Mellon will bo asked
lo present estimates on tho amount
of revenue necessary to be raised nnd
his opinion on the rates required to
obtain such revenue. Chairman
Smoot has expressed the opinion that
the bill ns passed by tho house falls
by $100,000,000 ot raising sufficient
revenuo and had declared many of the
tax rates will havo to ho raised.
If tho provision to innko tho 2'p
per cent reduction on 1923 tuxes ef
fective is finally agreed to as carried
In the revenue bill, deductions in taxes
duo In the other three installments
will bo allowed to make up for the
full payments made March 15.
House Votes Sale of Plant to
Washington. I). C-Henry Ford's of
for for Muscle Shoals, pending before
congress for more than two years, was
approved Monday by the house.
lly n veto ot 227 to 112 the Me-
Kenzlo bill, which would authorize
acceptance fo Ford's hid, was passed
and sent to tho senate, where there
Is uncertainty ns to what action, II
any, will bo taken on It lit this scs
Continuously before the house for
a week, the McKenzle measure was
approved virtually In the form In
which it was reported by the military
committee, which had been Informed
by Mr. Ford that ho would take over
tho government's nltruto nnd power
project on the Tennessee river undet
the terms embodied In the hill.
To the last, advocates of the Ford
offer resisted attempts to modify the
proposed contract. Amendment after
amendment, aimed at the heart of tin
bill, wan thrown out by decisive vote
and us passed tho measure carried
less than half a dozen changes, nil of
minor Importance which proponents of
(he bill were willing to accept.
Under terms of the bill, Ford w
have the right to lease for 100 years
dai.is 2 and 3 at Muscle Shoals, and
adjacent power stations.
Franc Drops to New Low Level
Paris. -The French franc sank to
a new low level Monday after A torn
i lury sharp Improvement during the
day. attributed to the government's
aiinouiiceiiieut th.it there should be no
further loans or Inflation to Justify
pessimism regarding French finance
Tlie franc was worth 3.51 cents
the dollar being quoted ut JS 1:1 ami
the pound at 119. SO when curb tr.nl
Baby Delieved Tiniest.
Chicago, Henry Oanzo Jr., preb
ahiy Is the tiniest paby In tho world
lie weighs only 12 ounces ami
stretches himself out to u bare eight
Inches. Henry was born Saturday to
Mr ll' iiry dame of Melrose park.
"The boy Is so small ho can resi
ea-ily In a cigar box," Iho father said
The father Is 21 and the mother 20.
Moral Sentiment First.
Science , , , necessitates a faith
, commensurate w ith the grander orbits
and universal laws which It discloses.
Yet it does not surprise the moral sen
timent. That was older, and awaited
expectant these larger Insights.
How Men Judge.
Men usually Judge of the prudence
ot a man by the result, nnd are very
opt to say that the successful man has
had much forethought, nnd the unsuc
cessful has shown treat want ot it.
CUT IN 1924 LEVY
STAYS IN TAX BILL!5
House Leaders Agree Not to
Form Separate Measure.
FEAR COOLIDGE VETO
Democrats Declare Move Is First
Step in Plan for Wreck of
Washington, D. C The provision
for a 25 per cent reduction in income
taxes payable this year will rest on
the fortunes ot the revenue bill, house
leaders reaching a tentative agree
ment Saturday not to remove it from
the revenue measure and seek its im
mediate enactment in a separate reso
lution. Advocates ot tho latter plan, includ
ing Representative Tilson, Connect!
cut, a republican member of the ways
and means committee, admitted it
would he almost impossible to get
such a resolution through by March
15, when tlrst installments on income
tuxes are duo. The treasury depart
ment had asked this in an effort to
avoid the necessity of making refunds
on these payments, and President
Coolidgo indorsed the proposal.
The proposition was opposed by
many members ot both parties, demo
crats declaring it was the first step
by tho administration leading to a
presidential veto ot the revenue bill,
tho new rates ot which will apply first
to taxes payable next year.
Meanwhile the senate finance com
mittee reached tho first important sec
tion In its consideration of the revenue
bill tho estate taxes.
Tho rates ot these taxes wore rais
ed by the house over tho opposition
of republican organization members
and strong sentiment developed in the
finance committee to revise the en
tire section with a view, however, to
raising tho sumo amount of revenue
as provided by tho house
Chairman Smoot said considerable
favor developed toward making the
tax npply to beneficiaries of estates
rather than to the estates of the Me
cedents before division.
This would make it in the form ot
an Inheritance tax and would require
general revision ot the rates.
The 50,000 exemption allowed in
the estate tux necessarily would be
cut down, Mr. Smoot said, and per
haps most of the rates raised.
Pending study ot tho Income tax
sihedules, definite lines on the expect
ed fight over them havo not been
drawn. Senate democrats, however.
have indicated a desire to stand for
the Garner income tax rates, pro
posed by tho house democrats us a
substitute for tho Mellon schedule.
They onco were placed on tho bill In
the house, but tho Longworth com
promise rates later were substituted
likewise, republican organization lead
ers, Including Senator Watson of In
(liana, had said they would seek to
replace tho substitute rates with the
Mellon rates, although admitting slight
possibility of keeping theso schedules
in the bill for a vote In tho senate
Homestead Areas Open.
Washington, 1). C. Opening to
homestead entry ot ,123.000 acres in
five western states the largest area
to he set nsldo tor that purpose in
a year-was announced Saturday by
the interior department. Hates for fil
ings will bo announced later. The
areas Include 110.70 acres In Carbon
and Phillips counties, Mont,; CO.eOO
acres in l.andar nnd Pershing coun
ties Nov.; 30,9.'i0 acres In Lake coun
Senator Greene Better.
Washington, 1). C Senator Ore ne
of Vermont, who was shot In the
head several weeks ago during an
encounter between a prohibition e
forcement party and suspected boot
leggers, was able Sunday to leave his
bed for the first time. Paralysis,
which developed In his left Bide, it
is said, has steadily subsided.
Baby Boy Found Slain,
Seattle, Wash. The body of a baby
bey was found Saturday on a munici
pal bathing beach of this city. Pehco
expressed belief that the baby lud
been murdered. Deputy coroner Harry
W. Johnson declared that the body
had been in the water several d .ys
and that the child had been between
two aud twelve weeks old.
White Salmon. A colony of beavers
is creating havoc among the trees lu
tho Columbia river district at Illngcn.
causing damage to property by felled
IN BRIEF. I
Pendleton. Coyotes are so numer
ous in the vicinity of Combs canyon.
that It is necessary to drive all Bheep,
both young and old, into sheds at
night, according to Earl Tulloch.
Salem. The state irrigation securi
ties commission, at a meeting held
here Monday, will pass on the Jordan
valley irrigation district, which has
filed application for approval of a con
tract entered Into between the district
and the proposed builders of the pro
Salem. Mrs. Walter Pierce, wife of
Oregon's executive, was reported in a
serious condition Saturday by physi
cians. Mrs. Pierce has been suffer
ing from an ailment for several years
and recently has spent much time in
a Portland hospital under the care of
a specialist. She is now at home here.
Salem. Welder Brothers, owners of
two laundries in Salem, have an
nounced their Intention to establish
another laundry here at a cost of ap
proximately $72,000. Work on the now
plant will start within the next month.
The lot on which the laundry will he
established was purchased at a cost
linker. Mrs. Homer Carnes fell un
conscious Friday while driving her
automobile after bringing the car to
a complete stop and died several hours
later in a local hospital. Mrs. Carnes
was found by her husband, a breeder
of thoroughbred Jersey cattle of this
district, who was following her, driv
ing a hay wagon.
Seaside. Plans for a novel llfesav
Ing method to provide for the rescue
of bathers In danger in the surf oft the
local bathing beach have been pre
sented to the city council and local
business men during the past week by
representatives of J. H. Rankin, Port
land aviator, and the 1 1 It t Fireworks
ronipany of Seattle.
Salem. A breakfast honoring secre
taries and advisers and a sermon by
Rev. Wurd Willis Long, pastor of the
local Presbyterian church, featured
the final session ot the annual stati
convention of high school girls re
serves which closed here Sunday.
More than ISO girls from various sec
tions of Oregon and Washington at
tended the convention.
Salem. Fresh fruit growers ot the
Salem district who are members of
tho Oregon Growers' Co-operative as
sociation, voted to remain in the as
sociation. The action was taken at a
meeting attended by more than 125
ot the growers. Independent growers
wero given permission to handle their
own produce under certain conditions
outlined by the management.
Salem. Governor Pierce, who two
weeks ago underwent nn operation at
a local hospital, left the institution
Sunday. Physicians said his recovery
had been rapid and that his present
condition is very satisfactory. The
governor announced today that he will
spend most of tomorrow In his office
attending a meeting of the state bonus
commission nnd tho state securities
Seaside. Paving contracts for the
covering of portions of tho Seaside
Cannon Ileach road wero let Saturday
by the Clatsop county commissioners
to J. II. Tillman, contractor of this
city. The first award covers the pav
ing of the stretch on this route from
Uroadway to tho city limits, and the
second contract the paving of the
stretch between Elk Creek brldgo and
the Ecola stores.
Salem. Petitions have been filed
with tho county school superintendent
hero asking for the formation of a
union high school district at Wood
burn to Include 14 smaller school dis
tricts of northern Marlon county and
southern Clackamas county. This
high school district previously was or
ganized more than two years ago, but
the proceedings were subsequently de
clared to be Illegal by the courts. j
Salem. During the rust week the
Oregon Growers' Co-operative asso
ciation has sold approximately 13 car
loads of prunes, according to an
nouncement made here Sunday. In
cluded in theso sales were 25.000 boxes
of prunes weighing 25 pounds each to
a chain-store syndicate in the east.
There remains to be sold approximate
ly 1.250.000 pounds of prunes of the
1921 crop, the association reported.
Madras. The county court at Its
session Friday offered a reward of
$200 for the arrest and detention of
H. C. Topping, formerly sheriff of
Jefferson county, who has defaulted
In the amount of $2016.95. Topping de
parted from Madras for Portland De
cember It) and his not been In this
county since. At the same session the
county court made claim upon the
American Surety company of New
York for the amount of $2016 95. This
is the total ot the amount believed to
be Topping's shortage, according to
GEO. W. RITCHIE, Prop.
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