Medford mail tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, March 06, 1934, Page 2, Image 2

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president of the United States on th
Liberty party ticket In 1032, It 111 ol
erysipelas at his home here. Rj
physicians said his condition la not
dangerous but he "la a sick man."
Coin Harvey 111.
MONTENE. Ark.. March 6. (P)
W. H. (Coin) Harvey. 83-year-old free
sliver advocate and candidate for
Society and Clubs
Edited by Eoa Nealon Hamilton
On Trial For Murder
(Continued from page one)
tertUy'e federal rrve governors'
approval for a capital credit expan
sion plan, on a steady employment
gain In the heavy Industrie as soon
aa the money gets out.
NBA and Its critics botfi agree that
revival In machinery, equipment and
construction lines is the biggest re
covery need at the moment.
flUHlnefts Men Doubtful
The several thousand business men
In the code sewlona carried on their
discussion today. Yesterday they
launched a barrage of arguments
against general hour shortening al
most Immediately after President
Roeevelt declared for shorter hours.
In some spots the business men
critics were aided by men within the
NRA organisation.
Johnson pitched Into the argument
last night at the session on labor
questions, after finding one of his
own economists, A. J. Hettinger, of
Detroit, in the midst of a speech
expressing doubts of the economic
feasibility of bi&nitet hour snorien
ing. The administrator at once started
a give-and-take cross examination.
Hettinger held to his atand as John
ton suggested a flat cut with ex
emptions for Industries unable to
make the grade.
Labor Leader Backs Plan
TAen William Oreen. president of
the American Federation of Labor,
reasserted his belief In shorter hours,
"I challenge the leaders of indus
try to find a better way to put peo
ple back to work."
The long-term credit plan of the
federal reserve will not actually get
moving until after a national survey
of Its possible contribution to re
covery. The survey may be com
pleted by Monday.
Secretary Morgenthau, spurring on
th plan, said Its potentialities for
spreading Jobs would be the yard
stick of Its worth.
The cry for capital goods revival
In the NRA meetings was led off yes
terday by Secretary Perkins herself.
Ralph B. Flanders. New England In
dustrialist and NRA advisor, agreed.
although opposing further hour
shortening. NRA labor spokesmen
voiced no dtasent. Hettinger, the
NRA economist, regarded It as key
stone to recovery. John W. O'Leary,
head of the Machinery and Allied
Products Institute. Joined In, too.
And the applause from the packed
meeting rooms showed that any
number of factory owner wanted to
se their wheels turning faster and
Rolons Favor Chiseling
While Vie labor topic held the
greatest Interest, a flurry was raised
In the assembly dealing with small
business problems whoa 0. C. Shep
pard, Louisiana lumberman, said he
had photostats of letters from mem
bers of congress advising constitu
ents to disregard their codes. With
that sort of thing, he said, "there is
not a oiance for our code to sur
vive." The presiding NRA officials asked
for the copies, but would not make
them public before consulting the
At the session on price control two
leading Industrialists, Geo. H. Mead,
head of a big paper concern, and
Herman Llnd of the machine tool In
dustry, depended open price associa
tions and price uniformity. Both
plans have been much complained
against. Testimony from sellers was
generally for price control, with buy
ers opposed.
Flat disagreement over desirability
of continuing code provisions for cut
ting down production developed in
another session, with Jamea W. Dean
of the fertiliser code authority say
ing allocation of available orders
among the operating mills would
make bulsnesa stagnant to the det
riment of the efficient. Lumbermen
were found to speak both for and
against production control as written
In their code.
Boy Of 10 Admits
Starting Big Fire
Hlrl hilar Dinner
Kient of Monday
Mr. J. W. Pruett entertained Mon
day evening with a 7 o'clock dinner,
honoring her daughter Margaret on
her birthday. Oeorge Washington
decoration made the table rery at
Oamea were enjoyed by those pres
ent, and prlzea were won by Roberta
Heamea, Herbert Oregory and OJIrer
Thoae present were: The Mlaeea Ro
berta Reamea, Bernlce Reamea. Mei!e
Hedgepath. Ruth and Phylll Turpln.
Meora. Herbert Gregory. Melford
Hood. Ir?ln Hall, Marlon Caater, Hairy
Eldon and Oliver Obenchaln. Many
lovely gift were received by the hon
ored gueat.
Kcporta Alien
At Supper Meet
At the meeting held laat evening of
the Circle and HI-Trlangle eocletlea
of the Plrat Chrlatlan church report
were given by delegates who attended
the state mlaalonary convention re
cently. Reporta were given by Price
Shafer. Dorotfty Culy and Mra. A. H.
A covered dlah aupper waa enjoyed
by the group.
Pythian Stolen Plan
tard Party for March 14
The Pythian Sisters have announced
plana for a benefit card party to be
held March 14. Pinochle, bridge and
900 will be played and prize awarded
the wlnnera In each.
All membera of the lodge will sell
ticket for the affair.' Mr. Klein, the
general chairman, will be aaalated In
the party plan by Mra. Yarbough
and Mra. Plk.
Pythian Sisters Meet
Wednesday Evening
The Pythian fllatera will meet for a
social evening and Initiation, wed
neaday. March 7. at 8 o'clock. The
early evening will be devoted to the
Initiation and regular lodge aeaalon.
after which a program will be pre
sented and refreshment served.
Mra. Wolf la chairman of the com
mittee for the evening. Other mem
bera are Meadame Walden and Wort
man. Church I-adle
Plan Rummage Sale.'
Ladles of the Bacred Heart Catho
lic church have announced they will
conduct a rummage aale at 135 West
Main atreet Friday and Saturday of
thl week.
pprsnn with contribution are re
quested to telephone either 40S-X or
(iovernment louder,
Subject for Club Session
"New Leader In Government" will
be the subject presented tomorrow
at the meeting of the Wednesday
Study club, by Mra. H. E. flnedlcor.
Mrs. 1. B. Humphrya will review
"Biography of a Leader" at the aame
Mrs. Morrow Hostess
On Wednesday ,
Mra. Harry Morrow will be hostess
at her home, 831 North Bartlett
street, Wednesday afternoon at t:00
o'clock to membera of the auxiliary
to the National Association of Letter
league nf Writers
Schedule Meeting
Oregon League of Western Wrltem
will meet In the parlors of the Hotel
Holland Saturday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock. Roll call will be answered
by the membera, with current event
Thimble rluh
nmlnesa Meeting
Chrysanthemum Thtmbl club will
meet at the home of Mrs. Jonea. 433
King street, on Thursday for a busl
neaa meeting. It waa announced to
day, Mrs, Simmons Quest
From Washington.
Mra. Laura Slmmona of Green Acre.
Washington, Is a guest of her daugh
ter, Mra. J, P. Reynolds, and Mr.
Reynolds, at their home 710 West
Mrs. PeLameter
Leaves Tonight
Mra. B. A. DeLameter, who has
been visiting friends In the valley
for the past week, wilt leave for her
home In Oakland, Cat.t thla evening.
Mrs, Brarklnreed Entertain
Honoring Mrs. Golf
Mrs, Alan Bracklnreed entertained
wltfi an afternoon -tea Monday hon
oring Mrs. Florence Goff, who la
leaving thl evening for Alameda,
Ca). Mrs. Bracklnreed' other guest
were Mesdamea Myron Root, Richard
Wilson, Lillian Lounsbery, T. J. Ama
poker and E. A. DeLameter.
Spanish Veterans"
Auxiliary to Meet
Tomorrow will be meeting day or
membera of the Auxiliary to the U.
8. W. V., No. 13, and a good attend
ance la urged by Mra. Jack Hemstreet
to develop plana for entertainment
of the atate president here March 16.
- -Women
of Rotary
To Meet Tomorrow
The Women of Rotary will meet to
morrow for luncheon at the Hotel
Medford at t o'clock.
Wednesday, March 14, has been ten
tstlvely set for the day of Med ford's
annual spring opening. It was an
nounced by John Moffatt. chairman
of the retail merchants committee of
the Chamber of Commerce this morn
ing. Tomorrow at 4:00 p. m., a meeting
of retail merchants will be held at
the Chamber of Commerce at which
time It Is expected to thoroughly dis
cuss the spring opening end create
the necessary subcommittees Inci
dental to putting It over. All retail
merchants are urged by Mr. Moffatt
to co-operato In the general scheme
to set aside March 14th as the open
ing day, and it is hoped that the
opening will be general throughout
the city.
Many merchants have reported that
the spring opening this year should
be outstanding as the new merchan
dise available will be very attractive.
Complete details regarding the
opening will be announced after the
meeting of merchants tomorrow.
An evening of dancing and enter
tainment was enjoyed by members
and families of the Medford Volun
teer Fire department aa guesta of
Fire Chief Foy E!!!nt, who played
the part of the perfect host. Fifty
guests attended the party, held at the
fire hall, marking the first evening
of dancing the volunteers had enjoyed
Delicious refreshments were served
following the dsnce at an appro
priately decorated banquet table,
where short speeches of appreciation
were made by the numerous guests.
The gathering waa pronounced a 100
per, cent success, with members of the
fire department looking forward to
another gathering.
(Continued from page one)
h ran ge to Aee Movies At the next
regular meeting of the Phoen'.x
Orange, scheduled for Tuesday, March
13, the lecturer's program will be
presented at 8 o'clock. Motion pic
tures of painting and decorating will
be presented through the courtesy of
Lamport's Hardware store. The pub
lie Is cordially Invited.
carried her Into the house", Wert
said. The scaffold, that had been
used In the butchering of pigs, la
about 83 feet from the house, officers
Artificial respiration was sd minis-
tered by Wert for about a half hour,
after which he went to Oold Hill, and
telephoned Coroner Frank Perl, tee j
testimony showed.
In the course of the questioning, j
It was revealed Wert met Mrs. Cook
In Yuba City. Calif., In the fall of
1932. He also testified that her
health had not been good since he
had known her. but on the morning
of her death, she bad seemed much
Tn Good Health i
'She was feeling good, and waved
good-bye to me when I started to
Wheeler's. X told her X would see her j
In a little while," Wert testified.
Coroner Perl testified at length, a j
to the finding of the rope, which had (
broken In two at the scaffold, and
had apparently been tied In a slip
knot around Mrs. Cook's neck. Wert
had said he returned to the Cook
place about 11:30, and Perl said he
received the telephone .call from Wert
at about 1:15 o'clock.
It was necessary for Perl to walk
Into the Cook place for a distance of
about a mile and a quarter off the
Meadowa road In the Evans creek
country. Perl said Wheeler waa the
nearest neighbor.
Although there were a number of
ropes extending from the scaffold.
Perl testified that It waa easy to
Identify the one from which the piece j
had broken, as the others were of dif
ferent material. The small rope used
in the apparent hanging, was of cot
ton, "but looked strong to me," Perl
Stood on Crate
Much questioning centered about
the wooden crate which stood under
the scaffold, indicating Mrs. Cook had
stood on It before Jumping or falling
to the ground. Although In photos
the box did not appear as substantial,
Coroner Perl testified it was of suf
ficient strength to hold his weight.
Sergeant Clarence C. Williams of
the state police, who visited the scene
of the tragedy on Sunday, testified
as to the measurements made about
the place. He said from information
given him, the head faced In a south
westerly direction, with the feet
about thirty Inches from the bottom
of the scaffold.
Another wltns called was Mrs.
Cooks son-in-law, George Caton of
Redding, who testified that about two
years ago Mrs. Cook attempted to
commit suicide by jumping in the
river. He said she had not been well
for about three years, and at that
time illness waa the rason for the act.
Death by .Strangulation
Clarence Wheeler and Charles Daze,
neighbors of Mrs. Cook, were called
to testify concerning Wert's visit to
their ranches. Saturday morning. Dr.
C. I. Drummond. county phyelclsn,
who conducted the autopsy, testified
that Mrs. Cook's death resulted from
The hearing was conducted by Dis
trict Attorney Oeorge Codding, who
thla morning announced that further
investigation of the case would be
carried on by the sheriff's office and
state police.
"It Is a peculiar case," Codding said
"and the Jury waa not satisfied with
the evidence."
Coroner Per! said this morning.
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Dr. Sarah Ruth Dean Is shown
entering court at Greenwood. Miss.,
during her trial for murder. She it
accused of poisoning Dr. John Pres
ton Kennedy, Greenwood surgeon,
who died last August after a
strange 10-day illness. (Associated
Press Photo.
Big G. 0. P. Majorities May
Be Reduced in Both
Houses Senate Control
Believed Democratic Goal
that from the result of Information
brought out at the Inquest, the bang
ing was reconstructed last night, and
from the lengths of rope found, the
measurement of the box. and the
height of Mrs. Cook, her feet would
have ben twelve inches from the
ground. If she hsd hanged directly
from the scaffold, by the rope.
The Jury, Perl said, was apparently
much Interested In the position of
the body after the rope had appar
ently broken.
Members of the coroner's Jury were
Darrel Huson. George Robertson. Tom
Olnn. Ted OeBauer, J. E. Crawford
and W. H. Burton.
Visitor In Med torn Rvtss Lawson;
flying to Portland from Los Angeles,
was an overnight gueM In Medford.
leaving here yesterday in his Breese
for the north. Lawson la a repre
sentative of the Pllsener Breweries.
To Portland Mr. and Mrs. Glen J.
Blrk a com pan led by Mrs. H. A. Barrls,
are spending today In Portland, hav
ing gone north last night. Today
Mr. Blrk la attending a meeting of
the Metropolitan Life Insurance com
parjy. for which he Is district man
ager with headquarters in Medford.
They plan to return this evening.
SALEM. Ore. (UP political com
plexion of the state legislature may be
changed considerably in the coming
election, reports Indicated today.
Large Republican majorities in both
houses may be reduced. ' Should the
Grand Old Party maintain its con
trol and a Democrat b eelected gov
ernor, the old days of the Walter M.
Pierce regime might return. His term
was marked by frequent clashes with
a Republican legislature.
s 16 Senate Vacancies.
Sixteen senatorial seau will be con
tested during the year's elections, of
this number 14 are held by Repub
licans and two by Democrats. Of the
remaining 14 senators, who serve un
til January 7, 1937, nine are Repub
licans and fie Democrats.
All 60 seats in the house of rep
resentatives win be contested. Mem
bership of the 37th legislative easem.
bly included 42 Republican represent
tatives, 17 Democrats and one Inde
pendent, Henry Semon, Klamath
Democrats are expected to concen
trate on securing a majority of mem
bers In the senate. Control of the
upper house would give the party a
group which would be more easily
united and controlled than a lower
house bloc, where the unexpected
usually happens.
House Hard to Control.
Members of the lower house bolt
more frequently tha nthose of the
senate In most state legislatures.
Senatorlsl seats now held by sev
eral members may be resigned should
they decide to seek other offices.
Following la a list of senatorial
vacancies which will be contested:
Now held by Republicans District
1. Marlon. Sam H. Brown and Charles
K.'Spaulding: District 2. Linn. Clyde
E. WUlaimacm: District 8. Lane. U. C.
Wheeler; District 4. Lane-Unn. Joel
C. Booth; District 6, Jackson, Georre
W. Dunn: District 10, Yamhill. W. E.
Burkel District 11, Washington. Ar
thur Ireland; District 12, Clackamas,
Linn E. Jones: District 13, Mult
nomah. William F. Woodward: Dis
trict 14, Clackamas. Columbia-Multnomah,
Joe E. Dunne: District 15.
Clatsop. F. M. Franciscorlch; District
19. Morrow -Urns til la-Union. Fred E.
Kiddle, and District 20, Umatilla. L.
L. Mann.
Now held by Democrats District 8.
Benton-Polk. J. N. McFadden, and
District 23, Baker, W. H. Strayer.
SALEM. March fl. P The Na
tional Guard headquarters here today
announced the promotion of Philo H.
Anderson of Baker from first ser
geant to first lieutenant In company
F of the 186th Infantry.
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At Shoe Bo Forrest McKay, for
merly associated with the College Boot
shop In Eugene, arrived in Medford
the first of the week to accept a posi
tion as assistant to U. J. Carpenter
In the shoe department of The Band
Box and Shoe Box. j
To T-pnnenee Oeorge Dickey of
this city left yesterday for Harriman. j
Tenn., making the journey by tram.'
Tarnation Club
To Meet Thursday
Mrs. (Catherine Smith will be host
ess Thursday to membera of the Car
nation club, at her home, 707 West
Eleventh street.
Mr. and Mrs. Ken It
Kettirn From East
Mr. and Mrs. F. Corning Kenly
have returned to Medford from sev
eral weeks spent In Chicago snd east
ern cities.
Cecil Klpar, 1tyar4ld boy of
Springfield, III., confeaaad to au
thorltlaa that ho eat tha blai.
which caused S90O.000 lo.a and da
etroyod the Illinois elate ars.nal.
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Lady Lions lo Mr.1 Lsrty Lions
will meet for cot. red dlah luncheon
and bridge tomorrow at the home ol
Mra. H. W. Confer. 11J West Msln
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