Medford mail tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, February 26, 1934, Page 1, Image 1

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Twenty-eighth Year
No. 2S8.
- (Copyright, 1934, by Paul Mallon)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. The sol
dier bonus trouble In the house was
started by a flock of amateur con
gressmen. They did not know what they were
getting Into. Several of them have
come around recently to their lead
ers, bawling that they did not know
the Issue was loaded with such pol
itical dynamite.
Speaker Ralney himself la author
ity for a cloakroom statement that
a number of his thoughtless children
wish they could erase their names
from the bonus petition.
q Sour Plums
The Little Jack Homers thought
they could stick their thumbs into
the bonus issue and pull out a pol
itical plum. They knew the bonus
bill could not be enacted, but they
seized the opportunity for getting
on record as favoring the soldiers
before the coming election.
The leaders paid no attention. They
argued the bonus was a harmless
plaything for the little tots. They did
not Interfere.
Then one day Floor Leader Byrns
came to work with a bad cold and
despondently announced he saw no
way to stop the bonus bill from pass
ing In the house.
The effect on the children was
exactly opposite what he thought It
would be. Those who had NOT then
Joined In the movement figured that
If the bill was going to pass they
had better Join In the fun and get
on the record as the friends of the
The result was they crowded
around the speakers' table to sign
the petition.
Before Mr. Roosevelt" could speak
i sternly to them, they already had
f enough names on the petition to
force a vote.
Then everyone awakened to " the
fnct thct the children had not pull
ed out a plum but had smeared the
pte all over their faces.
It finally dawned on the political
Infants that the only Issue In the
coming congressional elections Is Mr.
All Democratic congressmen must
base their campaigns on their sup
port of the president. Their slogan
la to be: "Uphold the president by
re-electing me."
No one of any importance was
agitating for the bonus. Everyone
knew the president would veto It.
The sensible veterans' lobbies here,
like the American Legion, were try
ing to wedge through a modifica
tion of the economy cuts and forget
the bomia.
It cannot be forgotten now. Each
Democratic congressman must vote
either for the president or for the
bonus. If he votes for the president,
the soldiers will be angry. If he votes
d for the soldiers, the president will
be angry and the congressman's cam
paign slogan will be smirched.
Only one of the real soldier lead
ers (Patman of Texas) was identi
fied, with the movement. His pals
whisper that he figured the bonus
fight would help push the veterans'
economy modification through the
wnate. They say that Is the only
reason he signed the petition.
The Legion exports are doubtful
that the petition has helped them.
They had the senate all lined up to
aecep. three of their four points
n when the house fiasco burst upon
One constructive effect of this
bonus fight will be to spur Mr. Roose.
relt Into getting rid of congress as
soon aa possible.
He relaxed hla pressure for early
adjournment seme weeks 'ago, be
A cause consress waa going along with
hlm In everything. Then within two
days they rebelled on government
wages and on the bonus. If he sub
mits a controversial question like
the tariff now. hla hold on congress
mav be broken.
There Is not much danger of
definite break, but It la obviously
Mr. Roosevelt's strategy now to send
the bovs home before they cause him
more trouble.
There wilt be no rail strike.
The boys are Just Jockeying around
a little for position. In the end they
will renew the 10 per cent wage re
duction, probably for another six
month period.
The railroads wmild like to fix
matters so they can plan on a per
manent wage reduction but they are
wasting their time. On the Inside
they are making no serious prepara
tions to f:ght for their demand or
to face a strike.
Among the Insiders who had a big
hand In writing the stork market
regulation bill are Thomas Corcor
an. Ieeilatlve counsel for the RFC.
and IVn Cohen, attorney and graft
eradtrstor for the PWA.
The president Is now talking about
teoing as far as San Diego on his
pring cruise. Far eas'ern war de
velopment probably wilt influence
h.s ultimate Itinerary .
(Continued on Page Four.)
Country East Of Indiana In
Grip Of Fresh Weather
Upheaval After Sunday
Tornadoes In Deep South.
(By the Associated Press.)
A blizzard swirling over the United
States from Indiana east to the At
lantic coast today burled almost a
quarter of the country under a blan
ket of snow.
Following yesterday's tornadoes,
which took a toll of 16 lives in the
deep south, the snowstorm raged,
causing new fatalities.
Six -deaths were attributed to the
blizzard, which by noon had added an
average of five Inches to the old snow
In the northeast section, and bade
fair to add two Inches more before
It abates tonight.
In Portland. Me., the mounting
snow blanket reached a depth of two
and a half feet. In the Ohio valley
and the Virginians It averaged, nn
eight-inch depth.
Fatalities from the storm Included
a woman found dead from exposure
in Chicago, and an engineer who died
in a train wrecked by a snowbank in
Mapleton, Me.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. Feb. 36. ; TP)
Tornadoes, striking suddenly on the
Sabbath, left 16 dead In three south
ern states, scores injured and heavy
property loss.
Storms late yesterday extended from
Louisiana to North Carolina, with
Mississippi reporting 10 dead, Ala
bama three, Georgia two and Louisi
ana one. Alabama's toll was placed
at 14 in early reports, but a re-che:k
brought the number to three.
Twin tornadoes swept rural sections
of Lauderdale county, Miss. Two ad
ditional deaths were reported today,
Martin Brown, 45, of Kewanee, and
Harold Harper, 6. of near Medirian,
succumbing to Injuries In a hospital.
More than 80 others were in hos
pitals and several score nursed less
serious hurts at home.
Alabama's deaths were reported In
section 75 miles apart. Two were
dead in Clay county and one at
A man and wife of the Bethel Camp
Ground community near Carrollton,
In west Georgia, were killed when a
tornado blew down their home. Thir
teen persons were reported injured.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. The
Ford Motor company la under Inves
tigation by NRA's national compliance
board in a new outbreak of the feud
between the two.
The board said It had "quite def
inite charges" about violations of a
collective bargaining clause at Ford
assembly plants at Edgewater, N. J.,
and Chester, Pa. It notified Edocl
Ford hat in view of the company's
refusal to send a representative here
It would investigate.
The Ford company submitted a de
tailed answer to the complaints. B it
it refused to be represented at a
secret hearing here last Friday. Wil
liam H. Davia, compliance director,
said that unless there was a change
of attitude he would "proceed."
LORAIN, O., Feb. 26. (AP) Sec
ond Lieut. Albert J. Harmon of the
Michigan National Guard, flying
from Detroit to Cleveland, lata to-.
day plunged to hla death on the j
Ice of Lake Erie, one mile east or
Lieutenant Harmon was Identified
by papers found on his body.
GRANTS PASS, Ore.. Peb. 28.
Cavc-in of a 73-foot bank In the Ed
wards gold min at Aimed i Sunday
afternoon fatally crushed and burled
Oeorge Edwards, about 53, owner,
trapped Prank Leon, helper, without
Injuring him. and only failed by a
matter of Inches of trapping a ooy
working with the two men.
The three had an Instant's warn
ing when the bank let go, accordlnfr
to Leon, snd they dashed for safety
with a (treat wave of earth and
boulders overtaking them. Ed war l
was only three feet behind him whm
hit and knocked down by the slide
which Instantly flowed over him, Leon
aald. Leon was caueht and burled
to the armpits, helpless, as the allde
went past to one side. The boy. mre
n!mUe than tr otV-s. ra-M t!"j
slide 50 feet to .iere it s'opprd. anlj
then ran to the Rand ranger station
i i , . '
Sandino Slain
Gen. Augusto Sandino, Nicarag
ua n rebel chieftain, was shot to
death by members of the national
guard shortly after leaving the
presidential palace at Managua.
Sandino had dropped his outlaw
role. (Associated Press Photo)
Floyd Ross, merchant of Central
Point waa named foreman of the new
grand jury drawn this morning at the
opening session of the February term
of circuit court.
Other members of the Inquisitorial
body as drawn were:
O. C. Mauat, farmer, Medford, R. F.
D. 4; w.'H. Wenner. banker, Ashland;
Harry C. Chase, farmer, Centfal Point;
Herbert L. Noblitt, farmer, Medford;
L. C. H1U, Sr., laborer, Talent, and
Eugene Mee, farmer. Provolt.
No member of the body had pre
viously; served aa a grand Juror.
Circuit Judge H. D. Norton. In
lengthy Instructions to the grand
Jury, suggested "never permit delega
tions Interested In this, that or the
other thing, to come before you In a
body and harangue you upon any
given subject In which they, may be
for the moment Interested."
The court stressed the fact that the
grand Jury la a secret body whose
deliberations are secret, and under the
Oregon law "but one person at a time
can appear before It."
The court also warned against "at
taching too much Importance to
neighborhood feuda or "fusses that are
trivial. Frequently entire neighbor
hoods will seek to come before the
grand Jury to give their yiews on one
side or the other of Inconsequential
"Experience has taught us this la
expensive to the taxpayers, and re
sults In much unfavorable public
ity," the court observed.
"In cases where the evidence Jus
tifies. Indictments should be returned,
but care should be exercised that they
are Justified by the law," the court
also instructed.
"The peace of the community
oftimcs rests on the good Judgment
and discretion of the grand Jury,"
the court concluded.
Immediately following the instruc
tion the arand Jury started Us first
session. The district attorney report
ed that three criminal matters we.e
ready for presentation, and would re
quire but a day.
MOSCOW, Feb. 26. (AP) Facing
death from drowning or exposure,
545 fishermen and 330 horses were
drifting helplessly on two separate
Ice floes In the Caspian sea today
while an airplane from Moscow sped
to their assistance.
A sudden rise In temperature yes
terday caused the Ice to break up.
and CCC oamp, more than a mile
away, where he summoned aid.
Two hours later, Edwards' foot was
encountered by one group of diggers
snd his body removed. Just as Head
Ranger L. J. Cooper had completed
rifling the hydraulic giant for an at
tempt to pipe the body out of .ne
mass of debris that overwhelmed It
It was an earlier series of ami)
slides that hid disturbed the giant's
setting that sent the men Into the
hsrnrdous pot where the btg sll.Ie
esuaht them They were engaged in
trying to re-set the giant in an angle
of the 75-foot bank when It began to
crumble. Their dash was made in
the direction the slide took. A f:w
tps in another direction would have
tken all three to safety, according to
O-oner Virgil H;i!l
n;Ativm of Fdward live in Port
land and Nescott Beach, Ore.
I .
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mm, ex-chief
the grim umpire
Little Napoleon Of Baseball
Succumbs After Seven
Day Battle Against Ure
mic Poisoning And Cancer
By Foster Hailfj
Associated Press Sporta Writer.
NEW YORK, Feb. 26. ( AP) John
Joseph McOraw Is dead after 61 full
John J. MclJrnw
years of living and today, wherever
baseball Is loved and its heroes known
his passing Is mourned.
Critically 111 for seven days with
uremic poisoning and a cancer of the
prostate gland, the fiery former lead
er of the New York Giants died In
New Rochelle hospital yesterday at
11:00 a. m. while a group of friends
prayed In the corridor outside.
By his side, holding his hand, was
his wife, and Charles A. Stoncham,
president of the Giants.
(Continued on Page Three)
SALEM, Feb. 26. (P) Elmer 6. Mc
Cormlck of Portland filed his pre
liminary petition with the secretary
of state today as candidate for the
Democratic nomination for superin
tendent of public instruction. J. W.
Leonhardt. a Democrat, had previously
filed for the nomination.
McCormlck la high school principal
at North Powder.
R. S. Anderson of Grants Pass filed
for the non-partisan nomination for
circuit Judce of the first district, in
cluding Jackson and Josephine coun
ties. He has been an attorney In
Grants Pass for six years snd has
practiced law for 26 years.
Judge Robert Tucker filed for the
nomination for circuit Judge of the
fourth district, Multnomah county
department three, to succeed himself.
JOMET, Til.. Peb. 26. (IP, It took
convict James Allman just three min
utes and 40 seconds today to open
Warden Prank D. Whlpp'a safe In the
state penitentiary.
It being Allman's first professional
venture in several years, the opening
required longer than If he were in
condition, the convict said.
Whlpp and members of his staff
had struggled -with the safe ror sev
eral days, but had been unable to
open It.
SAM PRANC1SCO. Peb 26. fly
The body of John Hsloran, 70. hud
company on Its death ride to the
cemetery today. William Blrnbaum,
50. driver of the hearse, died at the
Tne hearse got out of control and
crashed Into an automobile. Blrn
baum was found dMd. and phyirtma
expresvd belief he had d:ed of heart
disease before the co.luion.
Creation Of Commission Is
Urged Message To Con
gress Vote On Water
way Looms In Senate.
WASHINGTON, Peb. 26. ( AP)
Another legislative chore wna given
congress today by President Roosevelt
creation of a federal commission to
regulate communication systems.
In a special message, the chief ex
ecutive asked that regulatory power
over wires, cables and radio be trans
ferred to the proposed governmental
The message arrived while the sen
ate waa debating whether to Increase
veterans allowances and the house
was considering the agriculture de
partment appropriations bill.
Snow In Capital
Committee members waded snow
drifts to the capltoT earlier to study a
variety of legislation. Many arrived
late, their faces red from the wintry
Before the senate banking commit
tee. George U. Harris denied that the
New York stock exchange waa at
tempting to organize opposition to
the Fletcher-Rayburn bill for federal
control of the exchange. He la a
member of its governing committee.
The Bankhead bill for compulsory
cotton control waa amended by the
house agriculture committee to pro
vide that 10.000,000 Instead of 9,600.
000 bales might be sold tax-free from
the current crop.
Air Profit Explained
A house naval sub -committee
heard from Edward P. Warner, former
assistant secretary of the navy, that
steady increases In commercial busi
ness were responsible In large mea
sure for huge navy airplane engine
profits from 1026 to. 1920.
Indications that a senate vote
might be reached soon on the St.
Lawrence water way treaty were seen
by observers In a statement by Sena
tor LaFollette (R.-Wle.). thst he wss
ready for a roll call and was "very
hopeful of a favorable outcome." He
so told President Roosevelt.
A federal trade commission report
on salaries and bonuses of officers of
several hundred large corporations
for the past six years waa scanned
with Interest.
Senate administration forces fur
ther liberalized their compromise
proposal on veterans' benefits by
broadening it to Include Spanish war
Rr Admiral Richard E. Byrd iind
"Little America" may again be the
chilly aubject of an exchange of
notes between Great Britain and the
United Stalea.
Great Britain waa reported today In
unofficial but iwually reliable quar
ters to be thinking. of "reminding"
the United States again that King
George haa claimed three large aec
tora around the south pole. Including
the Ice and snow of "Little America."
BAKER, Peb. 26. AP) One hun
dred of the 200 men to be given
employment on the Baker municipal
airport improvement project under
the Civil Works administration pro
gram started work this morning. The
improvement project, Including the
graveling of rynways and digging of
drainage ditches around the field,
will cost approximately 915,000
WAfilirvOTON. Peb 26 Sec
retary Wall are aald today the process
ing tax on hogs mould be Increased
from 11.50 per hundredweight to
12 25 at midnight Wednesday.
This Is the last of the progressive
Incresiies planned when the tax was
placed in effect. Receipts finance the
corn-hog production control cam
NORFOLK. Neb., Feb. 26. (yp)
It waa 24 degrees below nero, offic
ially, at Valentine today and the rest
of Nebraska ejperlenced the winter's
moat bitterly cold weather. The tem
perature here wan 22 below at 7 a m
Tne cold ansp fol.oaed a general
Publisher Foils Kidnapers
g! jj
Fred Mnrn (upper left) killed him
self hi a Chicago police station eel
13 hours after he had allegedly con
fessed a attempt to kidnap E. r,
Adler (upper right), Iowa newspaper
publisher, In a Chicago hotel. Al
though Injured by blows on the head,
Adler summoned help. Jack Lacy
(right) confessed he had participated
In the plot.
NEW YORK. Peb. 26. (A) Gov
ernor Glfford Plnchot of Pennsyl
vania today announced his candidacy
for the United States senate on a Tie
publican "support Roosevelt" plan-
term. ;
The governor, a patient In the
roy sanitarium, issued the following
"t am a candidate against David A.
Reed for the United States senate.
Reed as senator has run the errands
and taken the orders of Mellon, the
International bankers and the steel
Interests long enough. He should be
replaced by a man who will take nis
orders only from the people.
"In this crisis, Republican Pen nay'
van la requires and deserves in Reed's
place a Republican senator who will
work with the President to restore
prosperity, instead of snapping and
snarling at his heels."
Aside from the statement, the gov
ernor had no commrnf, to make on
hla decision to run. For the past few
months he has 'been suffering from
shingles, but a week ago was re
covered sufficiently to leave the hos
pital for abort walks.
Reed announced his candidacy for
renomlnatlon several weeks ago.
Rv the Associated Trent.
"Dirty" weather, almost as danger
ous, and wider-spread, than that
which attended the army'a mall fly
ing debut a week ago. again ham
pered government aviators today.
Sleet, snow and freezing tempera
tures over the eastern section of the
United States kept most of the planes
on the ground and Interrupted the
schedules of others.
All flights from the eastern base
at Newark were cancelled, the last
regular trip having ended yesterday
afternoon. The same forced Inactiv
ity prevailed at Baltimore.
HANOVER, N. H.( Feb. 26. fp) A
furnace tended by sn unskilled hand
was blamed today for the death of
nine students, the worst tragedy in
the hlAtory of Dartmouth college.
They were killed by carbon mon
oxide gas aa they slept early yester
day In the Theta Chi fraternity house.
An explosion apparently had discon
nected a chimney pipe and the deadly
fumes crept through the lfl-room
President Ernest Martin Hopkins
asked the grief-stricken undergradu
ates today to "carry on" their activi
ties In order t.ot to heighten the ef
fect of the accident. He Issued a
statement saying "the whole collet with the parents of those
who died."
A statement luiied by Dr. R. B.
Miller, medical referee, said:
"The position of the shaker erm
and of the check draft laver Indicated
that the rurnace had been fixed the
night before by someone who was not
entirely familiar with the furnace."
The dad were:
William S. Putietron, 30, Clevt-j
si m
In a burglary, with all the ear
marks of an amateur Job, a safe,
containing more than 200, was stol
en from the Huson Whatnot on Sixth
atreet early this morning between
the houra of midnight and seven
o'clock, city police reported thla
morning. About 15 waa also stolen
from the rash register and a watch
taken from the kitchen. The burg
lars, who forced entrance through the
back door opening onto Ivy atreet,
hauled their loot away In a car. be
longing to L. J. Adams, which they
stole from 1000 West Eleventh street,
offlcera stated.
The car was found on Thirteenth
street, bearing the miTTdngs of the
safe, and was otherwise badly dam
aged. A hammer, a hatchet and
shears were In the car. Another
hatchet was- found near the door
of the Whatnot, where It had ob
viously been used to break the glass
In the door and chop away the lock
An attempt had f!rnt been made
to Jimmy the lock, but when the
attempt failed the burglars almply
cut the lock away, leaving the door
badly splintered and the glass pane
The persons taking the safe, Mrs.
tna Huson stated this morning, wero
well acquainted with the arrange
ment of the store, as It was In a
very Inconspicuous place. It was slso
necessary for them to remove numer
ous things about the store before
1 getting to the safe.
land Heights, Ohio.
Edward P. and Alfred H. Mol
denke, brothers. New York City.
William M. Smith, Jr.. 21, Man
hasaet, N. Y.
Edward M. Wentworth, Jr., 31, of
Mt. Dora, Kla.
Amerlco 8. DeMnal, 31, Little
Nerk. N. Y.
Harold B. Watson. 21, Wilton. Me.
Wllmot H. Schooler, 31, Middle
ton. N. Y.
John J. Orifrin, 10. Wslllngford.
The fact that It was a week-end
probably saved the lives of eight fra
ternity brothers who ordinarily oc
cupy the houe.
An incompleted Investigation Indi
cated that the students died as they
slept. Alt were marked by the pink
discoloration characteristic of carbon
monoxide poisoning.
The coat gas explosion apparently
blew open the furnace doors and dis
connected a chimney pipe Someone
heard the rumble. It wns believed, and
closed the furnace door without no
ticing the disconnected pipe.
Ship Missing Since Friday
After Take-off From Salt
Lake, Is Located By
Searching Party In Snow.
6 ALT LAKE CITY. Peb. 26. (AP)
The wrecking of a giant United Air
line transport last Friday was so awlft
and sudden, line officials said today,
that the eight persons who died never
knew what happened.
The plune fell vertically, like
great ball of steel, and struck the
ground with such force that the
engine waa Imbedded in the ground
up to the cabin.
leath Instantaneous
"All tne bodlea were pushed for
ward," said Leon Cuddeback. assis
tant to Chief Pilot H. T. Lewis of
United Air Lines. "The ship did not
move after it struck the ground.
There was no evidence of fire. Death
must have been Instantaneous to all.'
The dead:
Miss Mary Carter, stewardess,
formerly of Omaha and Chatta
noogSi Tenn.
Lloyd Anderson. Choycnne, pilot
Eric Q. Danlelson, Cheyenne,
J. J. Sterling, mayor of Benton
Harbor, Mich.
Marcellus Zlnsmaster, Des
Moines, Iowa.
Evald W. Bcrglund, Boone, I ft.
Bert McLaughlin. Perry, la.
E. L. Walker, Rock Springs,
Missing since last Friday, shortly
(Continued on Page Three)
Horace M. Manning, leasing hla cell
In the county Jail for the first time In
two weeks, was arraigned In circuit
court th! morning for the murder
of State Representative Ralph W,
April 16 was agreed upon as the
time for the trial.
Judge William M. Duncan Indicat
ed he would hear the case himself. It
had been believed he would dliquall
fy himself for reasons of personal
friendship with both Manning and
Manning waa accompanied Into
court by his son James of Sllverton
and by David Vandenberg and George
Roberts, hla attorneys.
He wJU be permitted to enter ft
plea tomorrow afternoon.
YRRKA, Calif., Feb. 36. (AP)
One man was dead and two others
were recovering today from Injuries
suffered when their automobile
plunged Into a ditch in Shasta can
yon after a tiro blew out. Paul Tur
reo was killed almost Instantly and
Jack Dalrell and Dorln Strud were
severely Injured. The accident occur
red Sunday afternoon.
NKW YORK, Feb. 24. Just
flew up from Washington.
Senate or the house neither one
wns operating. Shows you what
(.'ivintf 'em a raise does, but
they whs awful busy investigate
I run into my old friends, Tat
Harrison and' Bob LaFollette,
and they was invostipatinjr
sugar. We have more argu
ments over sugar than we do
over nil the things combined
that sugar goes on, or in. Tat
was kinder protecting Missis
sippi. They got a kind of kaffir
corn that' renders out a thing
they think is sorter sweet.
In another room they was in
vestigating Wall street. That
was a real sugar investigation.
Corporations loaned -0 billions
to Wall street in 2!., so Mr.
liooscvelt didn't invent th
word billion.
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