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Twenty-eighth Year
MEDFORD, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1934.
No. 294.
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NCREASE WAGES
Medford Pick-up Quint to Play Ashland Friday
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By PAVL MALLON.
Copyright, 1934, By Taul Motion.
Abdication.
WASHINGTON, March 5. The
orthodox economist have taken to
the bush again. The current for
eign trade program was too muck
lor them.
When it was announced, they fold
ed up and silently stole away. They
do not care to combat the adminis
tration. But they will drag you be
hind a bush and tell you the Idea
1b probably the last word In ama
teur economics.
Their view Is interesting, if not
convincing.
Workings. .
They say we cannot sell any ap
preciable amount of goods abroad,
especially agricultural goods. Our
prices are generally higher than world
prices. No demand exists. The for
eigners have no money to pay for
anything.
The only way we can sell anything
at all abroad is to take away the
market now held by some other
country. To do that we must offer
something in return. The proposal
Is that we offer specific reductions
In tariff, so a foreign nation can
send us her goods in return.
We cannot permit cheap importa
tions of industrial products, because
that would hurt our industry and
increase unemployment. . We cannot
Import agricultural products, because
we have too much of them now.
In fact, we cannot Import any
thing except goods not now produced
by us. That limits the field to triv
laltles. Soft Pedal
These skeptics believe it Is signi
ficant that the two countries we are
proceeding to promote trade with
first are Russia and Cuba. Neither
of them could buy a dime's worth of
our surplus agricultural products.
Russia has to much of her own farm
goods. now and Cuba does not use
any.
The only way these two countries
can buy even what they need here
Is by having our government finance
their credit. No private banker
would take the risk Involved In (ad
vancing credit to them at this time.
What we will take from them Is not
apparent; probably only their I. O.
U.'s.
Mr. Roosevelt knows all this. They
are good reasons for believing that
the Wallace-Peek-Tugwell foreign
trade promotion plan will be admin
istered on & much smaller scale than
the public announcements now in
dicate. They will get out of It what they
can, . but they do not really expect
as much as they say t.hey do.
Spat.
The army air crops would like to
drop a few bombs on the general
staff.
The first one would be aimed at
Chief of Staff MacArthur. The sec
ond, at War Secretary Dern.
However, instead ox aoing mac
now, the air corps boys are working
with certain congressmen on the In
side to thwart the plans of the big
medal men. If these sub-rosa ma
neuvers fail, the bombs may come
later.
What put the air corps up in the
air was the fact that Secretary Dern
has sided with Gen. MacArthur in
trying to dissuade congress from
giving the air corps 3,000 to 4.000
additional planes and revising 4 the
air promotion system. 'The general
and the secretary contend the planes
are not essential to national defense
and the new promotion system would
give too much advantage to air corps
officers.
The aviators insist Gen. MacAr
thur la sn old-line officer who Is
holding back the development of avi
ation defense. They say he wrote
or at least inspired the statement
Secretary Dern made on the subject:
before
house committee.
Pressure.
The air boys have a secret helper ;
in Chairman McSwaln of th. house j
mllltary affslra committee. He hae
long been against the MacArthur sys
tem of conservative atr defenae. He
la pressing his Investigation of the
procudement activities of the war
department until It hurts. These are
reasons for believing Dern and Mac
Arthur will have a hard time getting
anything out of McSwaln'a commit
tee, unless they give the air corps
Jf the thing goes on. they will ;
probably have to call out the ma. I
v,
It waa more' than' a coincidence
Ih.t the cotton production control !
bill is known as the Bsnkhead-
Bsnkhead bill .
The agriculture department crew
had long Inner debate with Sena
tor Bank head, original author of the
measure. They wanted control by
use of the tax In? power. He wanted
control by licensing. They could not
understand his position until they
discovered that If the taxing system
was used, the measure would become
a tax bill and therefore would hare
to originate In the home. That
would have taken the legislation out
Thf a I
of Senator Bankheada hands
arose the question, what should be
done?
Afttr deep .bought, one of th. ag-
rlcultur department manipulators i
hsd a brilliant Idea. He receollected
Cvuict oa o-J-
INDUSTRY TOLD
Gathering Of Code Authori
ties Warned Government
Cannot Continue Absorb
Jobless Burden Forever.
WASHINGTON, March 5. (JF)
President Roosevelt asked American
industry today for "immediate co
operation to secure Increase In wages
and shortening of hours.."
"It ' is the immediate task of in
dustry to re-employ more people at
purchasing wages and to do It now,"
he declared.
Speaking to the several thousand
members of KRA's code authorities.
assembled In constitutional hall for
& three-day review of the Industrial
control program, he warned that "the
government cannot forever continue
to absorb the whole burden of un
employment." Small Business Needs Aid.
He called for greater protection of
small business, terming the code au
thority "the keeper of your small in
dustrial brother."
He said the anti-trust laws "must
continue in their major purpose of
retaining competition and preventing
monopoly.
He demanded that "every corpora
tion in the United States give Its
workers free choice to organise them
selrea and emphasised that "those two
words 'free choice' mean Just what
they say.".
Saying he knew Industry with few
exceptions would give wholehearted
compliance, the President warned that
in these exceptions "the' government
itself must and will under the law
move firmly and promptly to prevent
failure."
He contended that Industry must
keep to "the lowest schedule of prices
on which higher wages and increas
ing employment can be maintained"
Old Order Gone Forever,
For the future, he said, "the meth
ods and details of reorganiza
tion may and will change from year
to year, but the reorganization
must be permanent for all the rest
of our lives, in that never again will
we permit the social conditions which
allowed the vast sections of our pop
ulation to exist in an un-American
way, which allowed a maladministra
tion of wealth and power."
So far, he said, "we have been tol
erant of oertain misunderstandings.
even when they resulted in evasions
of the spirit If not the letter or me
law," but "we have arrived at
the time for taking stock for correct-
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PAYS $25 FINE
For falling to give hla name and
address at the scene of an accident.
John Merle rountaln, 44, of HUt, a
mechanic, waa fined 3S and aentenc
ed to 10 days In Jail, when he ap
peared In Justice court thla morning,
rountaln paid the fine and the Jell
sentence waa suspended.
According to state officers who ar
rested Fountain, he struck the auto
mobile belonging to L. C. Taylor of
Central Point, Saturday night, on
Sixth street. He failed to give his
name and address, officers charged.
Fountain waa arrested later In the
evening near 'the Emigrant dam.
ntre n" n"a , . , " . " .
The Watson car, police said, waa oom-
Jnj(
Hamilton, about 40, waa ar-
. . .. ,, s.turd,. . t outv
Shcrlff Phil Stanabury, on charges of
falsely assuming to be a peaoe officer.
Stanabury alleged that Hamilton
claimed to be a deputy United Statea
marshal. In Juatlce court today, he
waa fined 150 and sentenced to three
months in the county Jail. The Jail
sentence waa not Imposed, and Ham
ilton waa paroled to Deputy District
"'"""I .J . .7,,., ...
Robert rarnaworth of
given a MS suspended fine In Justice
court bv Judge W. R. Coleman when
n P"""1 I"11","1 ngllng without
' P" t' ""n-
worth near Butte raj is yesterday.
Mra. E M. "Orandma" Lumsden.
who celehrated her 7th birthday In
the late summer, wsa reported aer-
lously 111 today at th home of her
I aaugnier-in-mw, hh n. u. num.
Iden. 311 North Oakdale.
Lumsden. who ha. been un-
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!" "c.me HI last Tues-
H-r crnfV'o.i. l-.-r-rr. d;d not
tx.o ictiout Ulj jitneraar.
GRANDMA LUMSDEN
IS SERIOUSLY ILL
'FIXED' IS II AS
Drag Nets Set In Half Dozen
States For "Kill-Crazy"
Outlaw Probe of Jail
Break .Now Promised.
CHICAGO. Mar. 5. (AD Tha
motor car In which John DHItn
ger sped away from Crown Point
Jail has been under surveillance
since Saturday evening on the
northwest side of Chicago, police
admitted today. They left the
car where they found It, hoping
to trap Dllllnger If he returned
to It.
CHICAGO, March 5. (fl) "K1U
crazy" John Dllllnger remained free
today, hunted In half a dozen atates,
while three vigorous Inveetlgationa
got under way to fix responsibility
for hla brazen break last Saturday
from Crown Point; Indiana's "escape
proof- Jail,
The allppery desperado, who aur
prlaed everyone, especially hla woman
custodian Sheriff Lillian Holley by
bluffing hla way to freedom, remain
ed a Jump ahead of the law while a
triple investigation waa underway to
determine how he managed to escape.
Rumors that a "fix" might have
entered Into his sensational get-away
were heard. County Prosecutor Rob
ert G. Estill of Lake county, Indiana,
announced that the results of Inquiry
by him would be turned over to the
grand Jury.
State Probes Break.
A state Investigation; ordered by
Governor Paul MeNutt of Indiana, la
also In progress, with Assistant Attorney-General
Edward O. Baroe and
Roy Hullltt, an investigator, In charge.
Another Inquiry waa undertaken by
Judge William J. Murray before whom
Dllllnger waa to have been tried for
alaylng Policeman Patrick O'Mslley In
an East Chicago, Ind., bank holdup.
The Lake county board of commls
alonera was called to meet In speclsl
session today to oonsider the escape.
Report, v.. re current that Sheriff
Holley'a resignation would be demand
ed. -She has said, however, that she
will not quit.
In Ohio, where Dlllinger's men lib
erated the gang leader from the Lima
Jail laat October, killing Sheriff Jess
Sarber. the Indiana authorities were
taken to task by Ohlo'a Ittorney-gen-eral,
John W. Brlcker. He charged
that "either cowardice, corruption of
public officials or Ignorance permit
ted Dllllnger to escape."
Officers Flayed.
"The Dllllnger escape." he aald. "la
additional evidence of the fact that
It la not more crlmlnsl laws that we
need, but public officials posesaesd of
the courage, character, Intelligence
and ability to enforce the laws."
Stata police hava received Informa
tion here of tha aneat In Chlco. Cal.,
of Mllea Randall, formerly of thla
city, on chargea of forgery. Captain
Lee M. Bown aald today that Rand ill
will be returned to Coqullle. in Coos
county, where his wife Is now under
sentence on a almllar charge.
According to officers, Randall pass
ed several checks In Medford and
Ashland. During hla stsy In Medford
last year, he waa closely connected
with O. H. Ooss. unemployed agi
tator, who waa later Jailed In Salem.
H. V. HInkley. alias Harry Dean Du
Bolse. is being held In Stockton, Cil..
for Oregon police, and according to
Captain Bown. will be returned either
to Medford or Klamath Palls.
HInkley carried on his check work
last fall, oftlcera say. and passed one
large check In Klamath rails. Others
were allegedly passed In Medford and
Ashland.
PHILIPPINE BILL HAS
COMMITTEE APPROVAL
WAflHINOTON, March . (AP)
Unanimous approval tomorrow of
the Tydlngs-McDuffle bill for Phil
ippine Independence by the house
insular affairs committee wsa pre
dicted today by Chairman McDuffie
fD.. Ala.), after an executive session
of the group.
roseburgHuHnthused
as rum store opens
ROSEBURO, Ore.. March $. f AP)
Roseburg a state-owned liquor I
store opened here today with little j
Interest being shown in the event, j
Only eight permits bad been sold
prior to 1 p. m. and two of the pur-
, ri'.ftvni of permits did not buy 11-
RANDALL NABBED
ON CHECK CHARGE
Shown the Door
"1
It tCr 4
ATHENS, March 6, (AP) The
ministry of the Interior announc
ed tonight that Samuel Insull Sr.,
the former Chicago utilities oper
ator, must leave Greece tomor
row. Insull was to be notified of the
expulsion order at once.
Earlier In the day the foreign
ministry notified the American
legation that the expulsion had
been decided upon. . .
VALLEY FRUIT NOT
BANNED BY EDICT
The order of the French govern
ment barring fruit not wrapped In
wrappers bearing the words "Import
ed from the United States," will not
affect to any great extent the fruit
of this valley, Raynru nd R. Reter of
the Pinnacle Packing company, said
today.
"A large msjorlty of the fruit
shipped from this section has wrap
pers that comply with the French
law, said Mr. Reter, "The wrappera
were printed to avoid Just such an
emergency as now arises."
Mr. Reter said this valley would
Join with other nortlvwest sections
In asking the state department to
take action and have the French re
scind their present order, which
works a hardship on the apple dis
tricts in particular.
"The order la unfair and a viola
tion of an agreement reached with
French Importers last January." said
Mr. Reter.
INQUEST SLATED
An Inquest Into the desth Satur
day of Mrs. Jessie M. Cook of Beagle,
will be held at the Perl funeral home
this afternoon at four o'clock, an
nouncement by Coroner Frank Perl
states. Members selected for the Jury
are Dsrrel Huson, Oeorge Robertson,
Tom Oinn. Mose Bnrkdull, Ted Oe
Bsuer and Dr. E. R. Durno.
Mrs. Cook was found shortly be
fore noon Ssturdsy by W. D. Wert,
a farm hand. She had apparently
hanged herself. State police, officers
yesterdsy furthered the Investigation
at the Cook home.
ICE CASTAWAYS SAVED
BY RUSSIAN AIRPLANES
ASTRAKHAN, tj. S. 8. R . March 6.1
(AP) Airplanes and ice-breakers 1
have rescued all but 84 of 645 fisher-
on breaking Ice floes, rescue workers
announced today. '
The remainder of the marooned I
men were expected to be carried to
aafety soon. It was said they were
tn no immediate danger.
The 645 fishermen, with 310 nor
drifted helplessly on Ice floes after
they were awept out to sea February
35.
A sudden rise tn temperature caused
the Ice to break up. Four hundred
men and 190 horses were caught In
the vicinity of Dolgly Inland and 146
men and 145 horses nesr Kulsi I
FOR POLITICIANS
State House Observers Div
ided On Question Of Aim
In Recital Achievements
Second Term- Hinted.
By CLAYTON V. HKRNAItl)
(Associated Presa Staff Writer.)
SALEM. March 5 (P) Political ob
servers at the atate capltol were di
vided between three points of specu
lation on a 'possible Meier campaign
for re-election aa a result of the gov
ernor's address delivered Saturday
night. The address waa the first of
two which the executive Is delivering,
showing the achievements of three
years' administration.
Those who would have the gov
ernor seek another term were cheered
by the emphasis the executive placed
upon carrying out every pledge made
In his campaign aa well aa additional
accomplishments of the administra
tion and his long discourse upon car
rying out the late Qeorge W. Joseph
platform. Hla numerous achievements
were also a matter of gratification to
those who have stated the governor
would seek a second term.
Martin Ignored.
Additional Indications of probable
groundwork for a campaign were seen
In the discussion by the governor of
the Bonneville dam project, In which
he gave much credit to Senator Char
les L. McNary, but failed to mention
Representative Charles H. Martin, who
likewise was active In that work, but
who alnce haa announced himself aa
Democratic candidate for goveoaor..
On the other hand, those who have
declsred the governor would not again
enter the gubernatorial campaign and
who might wish him to remain out of
the race, were consoled by the execu
tive's opening remarks and later In
the address. The executive stated
"the purpose of this address and Its
sole and only purpose Is to give you
an accounting of my stewardship
governor of the atate of Oregon."
See Retirement.
Later In his accounting, the execu
tive referred to his administration In
the following terms: "Now that my
administration la rapidly drawing to a
close." Speculatora of the aecond
group took this to mean the governor
would not seek to continue In public
otfloe.
The third group Is of the opinion
the executive as yet has not made up
his mind and that the address waa
more of "trial balloon" to bring re
actions from which he could, make a
decision. It waa argued that If he
should run the "accounting" would
be a good foundation, while If he
retired. It would give him a graceful
exit from the executive chambers.
The preponderance of views of the
state capital la that the governor
actually has not made up his mind
whether he would "choose to run."
SLASH ORDERED
Advice was received from headquar
ters today announcing another de
crease in the Jackson county CWA
quota, the local committee announced
this morning.
The general quota will be cut from
430 to 375 for the week commencing
March 0. The additional quota of
95, granted from the state total for
the airport project, however, will be
continued again, bringing the total
state snd county quota in this region
to 440.
The wage scale for common labor
hae been reduced from 50 cents an
hour to 40 cents, and the working
week remains one of 15 hours In the
rural districts, and one of 24 hours
In municipalities of more than 3500
population.
MO0COW, March 8. ( AP) The
- WOmen and two children among
lne ,0. miroonwJ on Bering
'c from n vessel Chel- i
luakln were rescued today by the
.irni.n. Ant- a
They were flown to Cape Wellen.
Their rescue waa reported In a ra- j
dlo message from the castaways ,
camp to the government recue com-
mission here.
The Ant-4 was manned by Pilot
Lepidevsky and Mechanic Tetroff.
They made their hazardous flight
from Cape Wellen In a temperature
of 40 degrees below nero Fahrenheit
lo rear,') a landing spate cleared on
the let b me marooned Russian.
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MAKERS TO PAY
HEAVYDAMAGES
Princess Awarded $125,000
In Suit Against Metro-Goldwy.n-Mayer
Verdict
Reached In Short Study'.
LONDON. March 5. (AP) The
Jury In the libel ault of Princess
Irena Youasoupoff today awarded her
25.000 pounds ($.125,000) against
Metro-Ooldwyn-Mayer. Ltd.. makera
of the film "Rasputin and the Em
press." The award was made after a dra
matic trial In which Prince Youssou
poff testified that he was one of the
group who killed the Mad Monk of
Russia, the slaying pictured In the
film.
Princess Irena testified that the
oharacter . Natasha. In, the picture
was a libel on herself.
Attorneys representing Metro-Ooldwyn-Mayer
contended the character
Natasha waa purely fictional.
In the trial Princess Irena aald
she Intended to sue every Individual
theatre which had shown the picture,
widely lsed throughout the United
States as well aa England.'
The Jury verdict came after only
a short deliberation.
Previously the high powered law
yers engaged by the litigants made
their final arguments.
s
ON JAUNHO CITY
With an escort of Oregon state po
lice, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Lewis, Jr.,
sped Into Medford today in the new
Chrysler Airflow, the Orat of the
smart new models to be delivered In
the west and the first to be licensed
west of the Mississippi river. At the
Medford chamber of commerce, the
Lewis party was met by Mayor E. M.
Wilson, E. C. "Jerry" Jerome, heed of
the Diamond Jubilee and Manager A.
H. Banwell and thanked for their
splendid publicity work In behalf of
the Oregon Diamond Jubilee, to be
atsged here next June. Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis, driving from Detroit In the
new Airflow, spresd the word of the
Jubilee at every point where they
stopped.
Southern Oregon motorists will
welcome H. F. Lange's announcement
that Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chrysler
Airflow will be displayed at Arm
strong Motors, Inc., together with the
new Chrysler six with more conven
tional body lines. Already the Air
flow has attracted wkle attention be
cause of Its advanced body styling,
the latest creation of Walter P.
Chrvsler.
Desolte the fact that Mr. and Mra. I
Lewie traveled through the middle
statea at the time of the severe storm,
the trip was made without mishap
and both of the owners are enthusi
astic over the smooth performance
of the remarkable new car. Oratlfy
Ing mileage was also secured and Mr.
Lewis and H. P. Lange are now com
piling the statistics on the trip which
will prove Interesting to the public
j here.
In bringing the first Chrysler to
Medford, this city and Armstrong
Motors scored a real "coup" Insofar
as this la the first Airflow off the
Chrysler line at the Detroit plant.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were photograph
ed In the east receiving the new car
r uipq iot mru i ura ia tn a nog ua
River valley through the unique pub
Uclty plan worked out by Mr. Lange
of Armstrong Motors.
"I expected a wonderful ear when I
arranged to receive delivery of the
new Chrysler Airflow at Detroit" Mr.
Lewis aald upon arriving In Medford
today. The car that 1 received far
exceeds my anticipation, however,
and I waa certainly an Airflow boost
er from the moment I started west In
the new car. Everywhere stopped,
a crowd Immediately assembled to see
the first Airflow to appear In the
territory through which we passed.
On all aides there wu an enthusiastic
c;
acceptance or the remarkable new
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis' Chrysler Air-
flow be shown at Armstrong Mo-
"lc- IOT v ya ano a cor-
dial Invitation has been extended to
I the public to view the new model.
After this showing, Mr. and Mrs.
Lewi will use the new car in south-
ern Oregon.
D ALL A 8, Ore., March 5. (AP
Mrs. Anna. Flnseth, mother of Lief 8.
Plnseth, mayor of Dallas and mem
ber of the stats board of higher edu
cation, and wife of P. A. Plnseth,
Dallas nierrhant, dltd here Sunday
Tut funeral will be &e.4 WfliQrrow.
Detachable Legs
On Drunk Indian
Give Cop Jitters
PORTLAND, March 6. ( AP)
Patrolman Tommy Chllcote had
the Jitters with a large "J" to
day. He arrested an Indian for
drunkeness on a downtown street
Sunday night and asked a passer
by to sld him In transferring his
prisoner to the nearest call box.
After taking several steps, they
were startled to see the Indian's
left leg drop off. Patrolman Tom
my picked up the artificial limb
and went ahead. Presently the
Indian and his leg were safely
stowed In the patrol wagon.
At- the police station, the In
dian firmly refused to leave the
wagon. Officer John Hatch, to aid
him, firmly grasped hla remaining
leg and pulled. It came off In his
hands.
Jail" attendants reported the In
dian too drunk to -need either
leg.
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BY STATES GIVEN
WASHINGTON, March 8. (AP)
In a decision having an Important
bearing on the validity of recovery
legislation, the supreme court today
upheld the right of a state to fix a
minimum price for milk.
It sustained the New York milk
control law under which the mini
mum price was set at nine cents a
quart In an effort to promote the
return of prosperity. Justice Owen J.
Roberta delivered the opinion.
Administration leaders received the
decision with Jubilance following
their encouragement by the recent
action of the high court In uphold
ing the Minnesota mortgage mora
torium act. '
The Minnesota decision held that
the government could suspend the
provisions of a contract In an emer
gency. It granted an extension of
time to redeem Minnesota property
which had been seized under fore
closure proceedings.
The milk decision was 6 to 4.
Justice Roberts reviewed the de
cline In milk prices below production
cost.
T
WILL TALK CODE
Jlmmfe Valentine, chairman for this
district of the Oregon State Restaur
ant association, has received an
nouncement of a meeting tomorrow
evening of all restaurant operators, at
the Commercial club in Salem, at 8
o'clock.
Mr. Valentine plana to attend the
gathering, snd stated today that any
other restaurant proprietors In this
city, interested In attending, are to
get in touch with him this evening,
as he plans to leave in the mornln?.
The meeting Is being called as the
result of the signing by the President
of the national restaurant code, snd
It is the purpose of those In charge
to acquaint sit the state restaurant
ownera with the provisions of the
code.
Mr. Valentine we named to the
executive body of the association at
a meeting conducted In Salem last
month. Word received today from
Orover A. Reubentlsch of Portland re
quests Mr. Valentine, and as many
other operators as possible, to attend
tomorrow's meeting.
KEITH-WfLL-TRIAL
ENTERSJ3TH WEEK
LOS ANOBLES, March 8 (API
The trial of the contest of the will
of the late Margaret A. Keith, wealthy
spinster who ended her life Isst
April, entered Its thirteenth week
today.
Attorney Lasher B. Gallagher, rep
resenting Albert C. Allen Jr., young
Oregon rancher, who was made the
principal beneficiary of Miss Keith's
will, argued that Miss Keith waa
sane when she made the will. Using
a blackboard and chalk, Oallsfther
drew In graphic form "the chart of
life" of Miss Keith. Jotting down
the high points tn the life of the
wealthy rectuae.
The will is being contested by ft
brother, s sister snd ft niece of Miss
Keith, all of whom alleged she was
of unsound mind at the Urns tne
will was drawn.
Indications were that the argu
ment would continue for another
two 4ft .
EIRST STRINGERS
BARRED BY STATE
Fl
Decision To Play Final
Game Rather Than Can
cel Reached Today Fans
For Amicable Settlement.
Medford high school's basketball
team will play Ashland high school
here next Friday night at the high
school gym. In the final game of
the Southern Oregon conference.
This decision was reached this morn
ing, following consideration of s plan
to cancel the game. Medford will
present ft make-shift squad as only
two of Its first-string players are
eligible. The state athletic board
rendered a decision yesterday barring
eight youths all but one a basket
ball plsyer from further participa
tion this season In athletic compe
tition.
The board's action followed Ash
land high's filing of a protest against
the painting of Med ford's school tet
ters on the roof of a barn adjacent
to the school. It was a technical pro
test. The youths apologlud to the
Ashland school and Superintendent
B. C, Foray the, and removed the paint
from the barn.
Pans Frown on Action '
An effort was made yesterday by
Ashland fans and school authorities
to have the matter "settled out of
court," The Medford school authori
ties could do nothing as the protest
was In the hands of the state board.
Ashland and Medford fans alike
frowned on the hasty action of the
Ashland schools, Ashland fans held
they wanted no district title "won
on a fluke."
The marauders, some of them said,
painted the barn as a protest against
the refusal of Ashland to accept ft
referee, and play the game last Fri
day night here, when It was orig
inally scheduled. They claimed that
with three of their players Injured
or sick, the non-acceptance of any
referee suggested, "was a stalt for
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WASHINGTON, March 8. (AP)
Evidence that J. P. Morgan, head of
the big banking house bearing his
iiame. sold ft block of 4500 shares
of United Arcraft stock wthn two
weeks before government cancella
tion of the airmail contracts, wsa
presented today to the senste bank
ing committee.
WILL-
ROGERS
OMAHA. Neb., March 3.
The army is handling the mil
vcrv genstblv now. I left Now
York at 2 p. in., arrived Chica
go at 6 a. m. Weather in and
around Chicago was bad. They
held us there till noon. No mail
in or out. You seo both army
and commereinl are very care
ful.
Talked to fieneral Yestovcr,
in charge of all army fliers, and
Colonel Hickam of Chicago
area. They said they wero tak
ing no chances. (Some banker
mnv lose a dnv's interest on lii
checks, but that tho worst can
happen.) And what about the
fliers and the old buck pri
vates, some of which draw only-
til a month and have been
moved awny off up here from
their poslst They want some
money. They are eating and
sleeping on credit and living
off the generosity of the towns
(hey aro in.
So hurry up ai.d get busy,
congress and straighten the
whole thing out. All of you say
you want to. Well, then, do it.
Salt Lake at midnight, Bev
erly for brenkfas'
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