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MED FORD, OREGON'. SATURDAY. MARCH 17. 19:28.
PAY n 0 000 1
James E. Hall, Wealthy
Detroit Man, Released
When Friends Pay His
Abductors Large Sum
Officers Case Is
rounded By Mystery,
DETROIT. Mich.. Mar. IT. UP)
James E. Kail, wealthy beverage
establishment owner, kidnaped yes
terday and held for J10.00 ransom,
was released by his abductors to
day upon payment of tho ransom,
ajVi friends announced.
The ransom was reported to have
been turned over to Hall's ubduc
tois at an appointed rendezvous by
Jnmef U ShmnAvny, u close friend
of the abducted man. 1-ntor It was
reported that Hall and his wife,
who were not to be found to be
interviewed, were seen to enter a
hall wbh taken from his home
yesterday by two men who repre
sented themselves as officers.
DKHTKOIT, Mich., Mar. 17. (A)
A $10,000 ransom demanded by
kidnapers for the release of James
E. Hall, beverage establishment op
erator abducted yesterday, has been
raised by his friends and sent to
an appointed rendezvous, his ansa
elates said today.
The messenger with the ransom
money was said to he James L.
Shumway, close friend of Hall's,
who also had been repoited kid
naped but who was declared to be
negotiating with the kidnapers for
payment of the mnsoij
Ltoth Hall and Shumway are re
ported to be wealthy.
WASH1NOTON, liar. 17. VP)
Senatir Ferris of Michigan was
said hy members of his family
today to be n "very sick man i
VFRV CIPK MJN
1 liii uiui mnnj
irllh a fiKhtinR chance for re- announcement should not he c- j the republican party lo Insure suc
covery." cepted as fact until it tins been cess at the polls. Our chosen cm-
The senntor, who -is 75 years i pruted by further tests, lie de-! hlem has therefore, become quite
of ai;e, has been confined to his clared. however, that his dlscov-' appropriate and somethlns of an
room for a week with a severe j er.'e.s are the first Indication that j '.nstitutlon.
cold which has developed into 1 the creative process actually Is "Yes, it in belnK proposed that
pneumonia. coinc on nnd thnt ordinnrv ele-!n'e ditch the Jackass and accept
0 Mrs. Ferris said that the sena
tor had a "very bad night,"' and
that n number of physicians had
been in attendance this morning.
The Michigan senator recently
announced thnt on account of his
age he would not run
ncaln for :
office. lie has not been
on the floor of tho senate
cent months. t
"S. P. FIGHTS BUS
SAI,EM. Ore., Mar, 17. WP)
An effort of the California Tran
sit company to provide Intra-j
state bus service in Oregon Is ,
haln.r nrnfnufoil lit- tFia Snlithftrn
Pacific Transport compnny and i
the Oregon Stages.
The public service commission
nnnoiimur1 thnt the Pnllfortlin
enmnnnt hurt file! n new time:0'' seIf
HehP lni; nrnvlriln for Intrn-stnie !
servi( e and that the Southern
Pacific nnd the Oregon Stages
had filed protests. The. basis;
of the protests Is that the ter-
ritory is already adequately
served by stage service nnd that
the additional competition would
A hearing will be held in Port
and, Wednesday, Mnrch 21.
WITH OIL CASH
WASHINGTON. Mar. 17. (ff) rate 2an fret down Into a motin
A new batch of contribution to: tain lake before they nre com
day rolled Into the offlre of Sena
tor llorah of Idaho, who l con
iluctlnc a camnaicn to "repudiate"
the $160,000 contribution of Harry
F. Sinclair to the republican party.
i up i-uiiiiiMiiiiMii ratio-en iiuni i
to , nut ine ottice lorce oi tne
niiu.u, rt an unr mui-.t i.i;iiiih( dibii -
nl on Its worK of recording to con-
trlbotors to give details or names
or flnnnrn. One New York clerpy- of etton yam. ly whom they
ITtan whose name was not revealed tare employed, the women, mntir
contributed a small num and an- of them youn? too, have sworn
notinced that he would take the'otit of loyalty to their mplnyer.
matter lip with bin congregation to -
Green Shirt, Sings j
Wearing o the Green J
AI.HAXY. X. A'.. Mar. 17. j
P Whistling "The Wearing
of the Clreen." Governor
Smith wont to work this mor
nlng in a costume which be
fitted the time of the song.
A preen shirt, green tie, and
a handkerchief of the name
hue tucked in his breast
pocket left no doubt that the
governor vQ fittingly Ob
's serving the anniversary nf
the day on which St. Patrick
4. nrrived in Ireland.
fr The verdant picture was
completed by a brilliant
t green muffler on n table near j
I his desk tho gift of a worn- .
i nn admirer. 1
Imnnrtant nisnnverv Marin'
' . ,
WORLD IS NOT :
I SCIENCE FINOS!
Bv Dr Millikan Famous 1,l,ilt ,ho immrH of hM1!,lor vuomn
Dy UL IVillllKdU, rdlllUUbj . wnlsli .of Montana, ami Senator
Scientist, Process of Cre
ation Still Going On
Einstein's Theory Is Sus
tained by Experiments.
PASADKNA, On!., Mar. 17 (A1)
Discovery of evidence that the
process of creation now if going
on In tho heavens and that the
earth 1 intend of being
grating world as long lias been I
believed, is a changing, continu
ously evolving one, was nnnounc- 1
ed by Dr. Unhurt A. Millikan. fa
mous scientist, last night at a
meeting of California Institute of
Dr. Mtllfkan'ri . annouiicetOnt
i u. ih iiif.ihiijuii.MUN 01 in-
cosmic rays mntie hy mm wnu n j nr0tid,ide Into the Smith camp, re
havo not yet been concluded. He 1 n(!W6d thp frnv to-inv by iKHuinjr
I declared these lnvestlgatlnPH had
showed that the cosmic ray, ln- naid:
Kteau of being spread widely, con-j -j was long In understanding
sist of definite hands of color, j why tho jackass was chosen as the
They have frequencies Identical Emblem of the democratic party,
with those which result from the j Finally it dawned on me that it
loss of mass in accordance with; was because we, as a party, could
tho equation of Einstein, thus usually be depended upon to make
upholding the hitter's theory.
The scientist warned that his I
mrnrs nre heinir fnrmcH cnntlnn-
Hllv out of electrons.
nr. Millik-.-,n clslfiert .he
mic rVM wlilch hnve hen the!
subject of his measurement?(7)is
'announcements of birth of Til
i" iiiiiiuiiin.uiiiini rviiii ill iiu i;
"Through new and more preclso
measurements on cosmic rays
than those heretofore made, Mil
likan nnd Cameron have Ju.H
succeeded in bringing forth qtian-
titve results that those rays rep
I resent the precise amount of en
l crgy that should, according to
j Klnstein's equation showing the
relation of mass to energy, be
emitted in the Torm or et ner secretary to fiovernor I. L. I'ntter
j waves when the primordal pofl-on. that he would formally enter
live and negative electrons uni the contest next week,
(to crente helium atoms and othV: M. II. Corey, public service corn-
lit-' bt atoms such as oxygen and .
.silicon, magnesium nnd Iron. i
'.'Millikan nnd Cameron have'
investigated these ravs throuch
In high mountain!"- naupp oi Mimmn runs.
lakes both in California and in
Hollvia nnd Millikan and Kowen
have studied them with the alii
sent UP b' Hounding
way to the top of the earth's at-
1 ' ' ' .
" " ,n "nir ine as
' W months constitute the first
1 Indubitable evidence that the co-
mlc rn-v wlth which they have
m-en Mpprim-nung. .nsieau or ne.
ing sPre..u iikc wn.ie ngnt over n
I co n ?ide ra bl e spec t ra 1
slst of bands of definite fre
' quenry, or color, like tho lie tit
, from n neon lamp or from a
j Cooper-Hewitt mercury arc.
"The general spectral region.
however. In which these bands
nre found corresponds to fre
quencies iao billion time grenter
than those emitted by these
lamps. This is why these radia
tions are powerful enough to pen
The Heroic Sox
CHARLOTTE. N. C. Mar.
j fllAni-OTTK. N. r.. Mar. 17.
' To restore old kinij rot -
.i,i m ""inki pin
a neoce 10 tne jnnnstnn
! -Manufncturin? company, makers
; to wear only hose and under
' wear made of cotton.
Former Governor In Public!
Statement Says He Willi
Stand By Jackass Instead,
Of Tiger Big Battle
Looms Between Smith
McAdoo Factions In
Oregon-'We Are J&k
asses,' Says Os.
PORTLAND. Ore., Mar. 17. P)
! Democrats of Oregon face a three-
cornered fight in Iho May primar
ies on the presidential nomination
Following declaration by sup- t
'porters of Governor Alfred K.
j Smith, of New York, that his name
win he put on the haiint by poti
tlon. assurance has been g
James A. Heed of Missouri also
will be on the ticket in the fight
for Oregon's delegates to the
On the republican side. Herbert
Hoover, who was reared in Oregon
has so far a clear field for the
state's delegation to the Kansas
Ranks of the democrats have
been split by declarations of Os
wald West, former governor, who
is democratic national committee
man, in opposition to Smith and
an onslaught from Oharles II.
'Trency, vice chairman for Oregon j
inn If ha u-nvtmri ulnlAu Smith fnr !
,president association. Trency in aj
hiK used as a "cat's paw for Wil-
! Ham (!. McAdoo in his old feud
,'with Smith." Troacy declared that j
j Walsh had committed political
suicide in. hi Jiwn home stately!
entering the presidential race,
West. (ho a week ago
niU)t1Pr atntompnt , in which he
jnckasses of ourselves at a time
when such nclinn was needed hy
i understand mat me
i battle cry will be Mown with the
fAckass and up with the ttRcr.'
"' for one PPOse to Stand
the jackass. He has been sober
iand honest and faithful these
i many years nnd It would not only
him at this time. I therefore ap
peal to all democrats to rally to
.the defense of the Jackass, lie Is
calling for help. Let Ills friends ort (hp University of California bos- with Salem Thinly night. As
respond." nltnl here in a critical condition. I bad no spii It V. go after tho
Other political developments of
the week were filing of the declar
ation of candldncy of Thomas J.
Hundley, I'ortland attorney, for
secretary of stnte, nnd announce
ment of Hnl lioss, former private
mlssioner from eastern Oregon
formally announced a week ago.
alwi,. tire., .Mar. J 7. n a.
' KOPR on re"ro tor nernen noover
,n tinn vnn ine ""rnry or state
i lay h.te cnd"ln' fr flHf,Kflte to
' in "i'1""1"1 repunncun convention
,. , , ... " ,
I ii unn .canning oi roriiano men
' ' " ' " tn h ,t, '"'
i democratic convention. He de
rhlre himself In favor of AI Smith
. f((p pr,rtPnt
Watpr w RuMeII of McMnn.
: vo fllpd t0ffty R rnnrtlriritu for
j tne rppuMlran nomination for rop
r0ntntiv in the legislature for
RFPOFtTS OK r'INAf- f.AMK
STAUT TOMfilfT AT 8:30
The Mail Tribune loud
speaker nnd radio reports of
last nlcht's basketball victory
of Medford over Halem made
a great hit with locul fans,
nnd a reeord-hrenklng crowd
Is expected tonight when the
returns of the finals with
Washington HI start about
ft:30. The loud-spenker fur
nished by the Southern Ore
gon Klectrle will be plnced on
j the second floor of the Mali
T ,ii,,i,i uiiinnit mis i-ypninu
,t so everyone nn comes enn
it iinu. tins prvict- lias ne.-n T.
; made possible by specini nr-
ranaements with the Western
1'nlon. the Mail Tribune as- 4
timlnc the extra expense, so
that MeiUord people mlcht
net a play-by-play report.
ritrip ri t i nAtf attppkt rAn k r i v II r m f I .rX I
one- o innivmuurw i t utx i i i i n llllll
i frs: i li. o. h bmL!
r 7 K RR IF IP
k smA lo DK Ut Uri
i I " I Phans ln The NuPtiali
i ? mmHli , hfs$$ ' Procession.
I lUf .WWW&tA , S.-ii'tlo. Wash., took nliice lain to-
1 Jf--" the pavilion where the ceremony
Miss Louise Hutcliins, student
Norman, OHla., who was elected
St. Patrick's day festivities. '"
Surgical Operation - After
Heart Had Stopped Saves
Life of Chicago Woman
Who Describes Seeing
the 'Marble Steps.'
SAX FRANCISCO, Mar. 17. (Pi
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The Examiner today reported the.
case of a woman being "brought SAI,KM. Ore.. M:ir. 17. Pi Sift
back to life" hy a surgical operating through the A.stoiln defense
tlon after her heart, pulse and res-, with ease. Salem high school used
plratory organs had stopped fun?- a short passing attack and defeat
tioning, for five minutes. ed the fishermen 4S to 20 Ibis
The patient. Mrs. 1. S. Well, wife; morning In a semi-final consola
of a -Chico merchant, described j tlon match of the Oregon state
"briefly her Impression of "being1 high school basketball tournament
dead." She said: 1 at Willamette university.
"Jt was n feeling like rising! Tonight at 7:.'t0 o'clock. Salem
through the air. I seemed to see faces Tillamook ln the final con
marble steps. Then I fell upon ' sola tlon match to determine the
my head. Next I heard a nurse third best team. At 8 : 3d, Wash
say, 'Are you back, Mrs. Weil V " ( Ingtun and Medford meet In the
Mrs. Well had been critically ill championship battle,
for months from a tumor at thc After two strenuou games yes
bfis of the brain. Sim had enter-1 teidii y and the torrid encounter
being fed only through tubes. I Ked and Mark quintet. The As
Dr. Howard Naffsiger. brain ' torlnns' shots were wild and their
specialist, was at her side when ! passes inaccurate. Only In the
she apparently became llfeleKMe
rushed her to the operating room!any extent,
nnd removed the tumor.
expected to recover completely.
NEW YORK, Mar. 1 7. (P A
statement from the office nf Flor
enz Zfegfeld today said that he had
collapsed under the strain of stag
ing bis musical production and had
one to his camp ln Canada. l
While there be will' not be per
mitted to do any work of any sort,
nor to receive lelcpuone cnllH, ca
bles or telegrams, the statement
Ho was accompanied by Dr. Je
The last thirteen months have
been the busiest In his career, with
live productions to his credit, the
latest of which opened Tuesdav
tST PATRiCKSffilS.HAWLEY BREAKFASTS
HELD NEW YORK
iQNKW VORK. Mnr. 17. At
I Twenty-five thousand wearers of
ithe Rreen. parading up Fifth
, venue was the hK feature of New I
Vnrk N Ht
Included in the 25,000 weie
representative of the police, fire
men arnl K.Sth Infantry (the old
fiovernor Hmith. lilshon .lobn J.
Ilunn and nlh.r- members of the
clerny planned to be In the review
QUEEN FOR A DAY
at the University of Oklahoma, at
queen of the engineering cullcgc's
A st o r i a Slaughtered By
S Salem High This Morning
-. ... , . 1 ... . T 1 . ' j ,
! tries. Cars laden Wlth holiday
Interest IntCnSe In The 'crowds, men, women and children
poured Into the town alt night. Mu
MedfOrd Washington ' Hlria'li1 dancers and picturesque
: performers added to the festive
Game Tonight Portland
ers Given A Slight Edge.
! fourth quarter did they
iNjdurlng that period.
The score at half time was 17 to
for the locals.
fienrge Iteecbler. center anil
Itobert Kellcy, guard, were the
outstanding players for Salem.
These two boys have steadily Im
proved and rank now among the
best players In the tourney.
Arvoln, Astoria forward, ncored
ten points of his tennis' 20.
Conch Anderson let his first
string players rest at Intervals o
as lb oe in condition for the finals
The b est gn n i e f the whole
tournament Is booked for k : 30
o'clock when Washington high I
lines up against Medford in the
ichamplonshlp fray. Predictions as
j to the outcome are useless for the
; records Indicate usually even
j matching. . The Colonials have n
i better scoring aggregation than
I Medford. but hick strength on de
i fense. They probably will need to
rely on long shots. Kd IsCwIh,
' Colonial center, will ;et the tli
, orf without dii'.icuity. and this ad
' vantage may mean victory for the
I'ortlanders. He out-lops Philips,
! Med ford center, by five Inches.
WASIII.VOTON. Mar. 17. IIP) j The dispatch said that after
President foolidire entertained at her wedtllnte to TukoJI lino, the
breakfast tills ncirninK a roup j former mnharapah of Indore. to
ut republican nnd denim intli ibiy. the couple will said for Kn-li-aili
r In lioth lioues of con-1 rope nn soon as possible for Ihe
The Kuests Included Kcnnlor
Junes of Washington; Khortrldue
nf Cnllfornlu and I'lltinnn of Nev-j ABIIINfiTON, Mar. 16. lP) ony f'nnr.iinerl. world1 fenther
:idn. Knbinsun of Arkansas, dem-jTlie nomination of John J. Ksch welicht champion, was convales
ocrais. ins a nw;nber of the Interstn'e enm-.cing In n private hospital here
The hoiipe members Invited n- merce commlsslnn for iinoih-r term todny after nn operation for the
tltidrd lluwlcy of Oregon. ' " r'leeted todny by the tenate,' removal of tonslla,
I !9 to 29.
i Rare Scenes Of Oriental
Splendor Mark Marriage
Of Nancy Ann Miller Of
Seattle And The Former
Ruler Of Indore Ele-
It A RWAilA. India. Mar. 17
' Amid scenes of Oriental splendor.
the lAriiiKi' ceremony proper of (
! TukojVnlnii, former niaharajah of
Indole and Nancy Ann Miller of j
1 Sear tie. Wash., took place late to
! The bride and bridegroom set
; forth In separate prot
(the pavilion where the ceremony
was held, the former ruler in run
state dress and wearing bla'lng
Jewels and the bride wearing the
dress nf a maharatla princess.
The only Kuropean touch was
an engagement ring with a mag
The procession which Included
elephants, traversed the densely
! crowded streets to the pavilion
where an enormous crowd had
gathered. A hnnouet nt which
1 a.oan guests were expected, was
scheduled to follow.
HAliWAHA, India, .Mar. 17.
1 Attired In costly Milks and with the
highest vedle riles, Nancy Ann Mil
ler of Seattle. W,.l... entered ;l''lho ,, kl,1(.rt To ma, the druBKit.
the final ceremonies today whlrhQln wait tpd al)
nniko her the Hindu bride of To-, ... , , , ,..lh
. kojl Itao. former Maharajah of In-
The preliminary ceremonies he
pnn hero this niornliiK amid scenes
1 of tho greatest splentlor.
Itarwaha was transformed hy
I multi-colored hunting and festoons
adorniuK the roadsides. The pul-j
ace grounds were abloKe with olec-i
! trie liubts. Two pavilions had been
j erected,, one-. for tho Pf-rfomtaneoj
! of the marrlaue coremonleH. theirrom l,os Antroles nnd entered the
uihcr for the reception of the; prison nt S:14'a. m. Hunt, who Is
' Puesls. j to serve tl life term for his part In
i Moth were huiiK with rich tapes -
t While the ceremonies were In
progress, the former muharajah's
tall, spare form moved among the
hosts In the pavilion as he greeted
b u ud reds of h Is former su bjects,
especially children whom he smil
ingly patted on the bend.
iIIm rnlfl rnservn thmveri tn thp
I course nf a chat with newspaper
men and he said that he expected
to proceed with Miss Miller to In
dore on Monday to stay there a
few days and then to leave for
Knropo at an early date in order
to enable Miss Miller to undergo
an operation for appendicitis.
IIAIIWAHA, India. Mar. 17. (JP)
Miss Nancy Ann Miller of Seattle,
Wiish., today was admitted to the
Dhangnr caste at a ceremony pre
liminary to her wedding to Tnkojl
Itao, former Maharajah of Indore.
who Is a member of that caste.
.Known under the name of Shar
na. the American girl sat down
to a meal with the women of the
caste after accepting food of which
the bridegroom previously had par
taken. This ceremony made shar-
mlsta n "maratha" as well
Overnight Parwaha had been
converted Into a dream city of ro
mance nnd splendor for the mar
riage. Miss Miller wore a brilliant ma
genta sari and her head was cov
ered with n cloth nf gold.
Later In the morning she wnsln
aoopien imo u. noinar mniiiy wn8 haiiPM. je wore a red and
with all religious rites. During the,,,,(.(,k rhprUed slln-nn -weniee
ritual she sat on a sliver cushion.
Iteslde her sat 1 he senior maha
ranee, two mothers-in-law and the
senior members of the caste.
The blessings of the Hindu god!jUn nim
tiilnntl were Invoked upon the
function hy the priests. The mem
bers of the llolknr family then
wnrmly received the new member.
After her ndnptlon Into the llol
kcr family the American Klrl
emerped from the mnrnuee where
the elaborate ceremonies had taken
place wllh the title nf Qr hlixh
ness the Maharanee Hharmista llol-
knr. which tn Indians is nn awe
i Inspiring chaime from plnln Nancy
! The entire proceeding were cen
1 entity regarded as an event unpar-lalh-lcd
In the Mnruthl history.
LONDON, Knu., Mar. 1 7. IPl
An KxcharKe TcleKniph dls
liuli b froiii Itiimbay today sold
Mil's Nancy Ann Miller is to un
derso an operation fur nppendl-
I'lilloneri Ulreratcil Oil
Kninlins Itcjiit Kcli.
Federal Probe of 7 j
St. Francis Disasterl
Mar. i. t! lr. Klwood
Mead, head of the I'niled
fr Slates rei-laination depart-
mt-nt, who has been ordered 1
to conduct the federal in-
vestlgation of tho collapse
of the St, Kranein dam in '
Oalifornia. will leave for the
West tonight and will start j
he Investigation Wednesday, 8 i
he said here today. 1
CLEARS HIS PAL
i Boy Fiend Dressed In As
Convict At Convict At
San Quentin Makes
Clears Boy Sentenced For
SAN QUENTIN, Mnr. 17. P
llickmnn'H KiinrtlH after he wax
Kitfe in pi'lHon tnritiy Haiti the Hlayer
of Marian l'arkpr nlno confeHsed
on the trip from .oh AhReleft that
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SAN QI1RNT1N. fill., Mnr. 17.
(P) The Rates of the penitentiary
closed on Vtlllnm Kdward lllck-
1 man here today and. tho slayer of
Marian Parker became convict No.
-14,049 to await his execution on
i April 27. Hickman nnd his part-
ner In crhue, Welhy Hunt, arrived
- me slaylnit of a I.os AnR-clcs drUR
gist during a holdup, was shackled
They posed for photographs In
front of the prison gale. On board
tho ferryboat enroute to the prison
Hickman hail a large order of ham
and eggs for breakfast nnd ate
with relish. When he and Hunt,
accompanied hy heavily nrmed of
fice and a number of other
prisoners, arrived In Richmond
they were met by a curious crowd
of about 200 persons.
Most of tho spectators were girls
and ono young girl climbed on the
running board of tho automobile
carrying Hlckmnn and rode for
some distance before the officers
made her get off.
Hickman was assigned to coll
No. 20 In tho condemned rojy be
tween cells occupied by JVfn J.
Malone, Los Angeles wife slayer,
and ICdgar LaPlerro, who killed n
policeman In Oakland.
Ln Pierre also is sentenced to
bang on April 27.
Warden James It, Holohan per
sonally met Hickman and Hunt at
the prison gate. U was an unus
ually foggy morning and extra
guards were detailed to prevent
any attempt to escape or any
demonstrations. sOclal riflemen
stood behind the prison gate.
Many convicts gazed curiously
at Hickman ns he entered, but
there was no demonstration.
A change of attitude suddenly
came over Hickman and Hunt and
tho two youths seemed plunged to
the depths of dospnir as tlrn cold
walls of the perltenttary enfolded
Hick ma n appeared very pale
and Hunt s face was sober. Nelth-
blue serge trousers and a soft
white shirt, open at tho throat.
Hunt was given No. 44,044. He
will be assigned to work In the
The ynunjr convicts went thru
the rcKlilnr routine of enterlnK the
prison. FlnKcr prints nnd measure
ments were tnlien nnd they were
photoKtnphi'd In front nnd side
views. Then they were escorted to
the stock room where they dis
carded all clothing nnd were Issued
new prison apparel. KnteriiiK the
prison tailor shop they were mea
sured for urey pilson clothes.
l:y noon they had entered their
cells. HIckmnn'M cell la locnted In
a section called the "stonea" by
the convict. That particular part
of the prison was constructed ln
IKfill and formed the nucleus for
-the other bulidiliKS.
John McNamnra who was sen
itenced to prison for his part In the
! dynamiting of tho lia Amtelea
Times building, is In charge of the
condemned row colls.
IJiirlng encll day lllckman will
be permitted lo exercise hy wa'k
Ing for nn hour and a half in front
of his cell under the watchful eyes
NKW VOItK. Mar. 17. UP)
Southern City Refuses All
Outside Aid And Declares
Losses Will Be Paid And
Suffering Relieved Res
cue Airplane Crashes
Death Total &3.
. I.OS ANOKI.ES, Mar. 17. UP)-
The Job of repairing the havoc
spread hy the breaking of tho St.
Francis dnm todny had been hoist
ed by the city of ' Los Angelea
unofficially at least onto Its own
Mayor Cleorge Cryer. acknow
ledging the city's "moral responsi
bility," tod n conference of city
counclmen nnd officials:
"We cannot restore the lives
that hnvo been lost, hut we can
and will make nmenda for tho pro
perty dniungo that has been
The mnyor nnd city offlclala
turned down the suggestion of Ited
Cross representatives that n na
tional nppenl be mnde fdr funds
for the flood torn San Frunciaiiuito
canyon nnd Santa Clara river val
ley. "f feel." the mayor said, "that
Los Angctea is perfectly capable of
handling the situation. Certainly
we can devise ways and means of
providing the necessary funds."
An nlmost mtlitnry organization
with tractors and steam ahovels
acting na the tanks nnd heavy ar
tillery and a thousand volunteer
searchers na the army has contin
ued looking for bodies of flood
victims. . . . .
The latest check of all sources
by newspapers last night showed
43 bodies recovered, 200 of thesu
having been identified nnd S un
identified. ; :.- ;V ;
At Hanta Paula propnrntionn are",
under way for a public funeral
.Monday for the flood victims. In
other communitlcH. Fillmore, Ox
nard, Mourpark, I'lru and Ven
tura, plans are being made for
An indirect victim this one of
the air wim added to the toll of
the broken dam yesterday when
wreckage of an nlrplano missing
since Tuesday when It took off on
a survey of the flood area was
found. The plane was sighted on
tho highest penk of Olive View,
ten miles from Newhall hy one of
the searching plnnoH. A rescue
party dispatched to the scene
found the pilot, c. W. English, nf
Hantn Monica dead ln the wrecked
plnne. The passenger, Bert Bnugh
had a broken leg and was carried
to a hospital.
SAN FRANCIHCO, Mar. 17. (JP)
Clovernor C. C. Young todny ap
pointed a committee to Investigate
on behalf of the stnte the causes
which led to the collapse of the
Ht. Francis dam of the Lo An
gelea munltlpal Water system.'
Those named were: A. J. Wiley,
engineer of Boise, Ida.: H. T. Cory,
engineer of Jiedondo Beach; Fred
erick H. Fowler, consulting engl
nerr of San Francisco; Frank Bon
ney, California, representative of
tho federal power commission nnd
district oiijneor of the I'niled
Stntes for" service.
Tho fifth member of the com
mittee will bo a geologist to he
selected during the next S4 hours
from the stnff of one of the uni
versities of the stnte.
m MILLION WAR
PASSED BY HOUSE
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17. )
The S274.000.000 new warship
construction program was approv
ed today by the house and sent tn
the senate. Tho vote was 287 to
, In passing the flutter bill, the
house voted for the construction
of fifteen cruisers of 10,000 tons
displacement each and one air
craft carrier of 13,800 tons.
The measure carries a provision
requesting the president tn urge
: the "necessity" of nnother Interna
tional conference for the limita
tion of naval armaments and gives
him authority to suspend the pro
posed construction either In whole
nr In pnrt In the event, of a limita
In addition the bill would pro
vide thnt eight of the new ships
must bit hullt In navy yards.
M re Chief Meeting
HAL KM, Ore., Mar. IL MP)
The annual convention of the
Oregon State Fire Chief' asso
ciation will be held at Mnrsh
field Juno 7. 8 nnd 0. The time
and place were fixed at a meet
ing of a vpeclal committee nt
the office of Htnte Fire Marshal
Clare A. Leo., yesterdr.y.