Medford mail tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, April 09, 1934, Page 1, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    The Weather-
forecast: t'nsettled with rain to
night and Tuesday. -Not much chance
In temperature.
Highest yesterday ?7
Lowest this morning . -
Medford Mail Tribune
1 natch the TRlBUNK'b I MB A
' CLASSIFIED 41)8 . . C?a'2r
Lott of toad bargain. Y p
, tbat nin genuinr
laflngs. mjmjmtwm
Twenty-uinth Year
No. 13.
t M
Fly raul Mnllon
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 9. The
reason behind Huey Long's current
antics la not hard to find.
Mr. Roosevelt decided some time
ago that Huey was a bad man to mix
up with, either as a friend or an
enemy. So he and Postmaster-General
Parley worked things quetly
around, so Senator Pat Harrison would
be their chief consultant on Louis
iana patronage. Harrison is from the
adjoining state of Mississippi.
Nothing was said about the matter,
but Huey began to catch on weeks
ago, hen more and more appoint
ments went against him. One very
Important federal Job went to a Mis
alsslpplan. Long has received noth
ing. There Is a cloakroom understndlng
among senate Democrats now to Ig
nore Huey, no matter what he says
or does.
The agreement Is the result of what
happened to Harrison and Bennett
Clark. The other day they undertook
to chastise Huey and found out what
every burned child already knows.
As one Democratic senator woefully
explained to his colleagues in private:
"The trouble about debating with
Huey la that you cannot call him
anything he has not already been
Huey himself expressed something
of the same Idea when he publicly
told Harrison and Clark not to get
mixed up with porcupines, unless
they wanted some quills In their
hide, other senators used other ani
mals In the same metaphor.
The result Is Huey is going to have
immunity in congressional debate
hereafter. The boys are afraid of
The Inside on the rail strike situa
tion Is that the labor unions are en
gaging In tactical maneuvers.
They are holding out because they
have nothing to lose.
Tt. to months vet before the 10
per cent wage cut agreement expires.
They have all that time In which to
hold out for better terms, without any
serious consequences.
The reason Rail Administrator
Castman threw up the sponge was
that he discovered thst situation and
became disgusted. He had the op
erators fairly well in line, but he
could not budge the unions.
None of the manipulators believes
there Is going to "be a strike. There
cannot be. The law provides many
steps yet before wo even get up clos;
to one.
Tho labor boys are acting as If they
jealy meant It. By threats and grim
acing they may be able to wheed'e
out a. new agreement for, say, a 5
per cent cut. Most observers believe
what is really more Important Is a
better wage for the low-paid em
ployes outside tho union.
What will happen Is this: When
Mr. Roosevelt comes back, he will
Invite the labor boys' In. He will have
a difficult time-with them. A swift
agreement is hardly In prospect. Some
concessions will have to be made by
both sides.
The Republican progressives arc
showing Inner signs of mild discon
tent with the administration.
You can see It backstage In their
senate group.
With the exception of Senator Nor
rls, they generally havo refrained
from publicly Joining the New Deal.
They have played a cagey game, co
operating quietly, but always leaving
the gate open so they could get out
If they wanted to.
Their mall lately has led them to
believe their farm constituents are
doing a lot of heavy thinking. Farm
clubs have been organized In some
districts to resd the Congressional
Record at night. Their business con
stituents are the little fellows, some
of whom hsve been complaining
about the NRA.
They are safe for the present, but
gome moderation of AAA policy may
have been maae to keep them In line.
When Senator Borah leaps to the
attack, you know spring Is nlgh.
Borah keeps his ear to the ground
better than any other congressional
tactician. His criticism of the NRA
esmpsign was the first break twoy
from the New Deal. It led the way
for this current wave of criticism.
The postman says Borah's mall is
running 300 to 300 letters a day.
which is more than he ever before
Congressman Wadeworth's friends
now believe he will not run for gov
ernor of New York, because it I a
needless chance to take, in view of
his prospects for the Republican
presidential nomination.
TV-n-o-rsts here concede privately
that Governor Lehman is not as
etron? a candidate as they would like
to have.
Bankers are making life miserable
for Jesse Jones by mall and telephone,
because his Nstlonsl Bank of Com
merce at Houston, Tex.. Is 80 per cent
liquid. It ill! hurt h'.s campaign to
n ;.:: 'S.iMy .; u
condition ay m-iking commercal
(Continued, $4 fs E8W4 . 1
Shutdown Ordered at 1 P. M.
Because of Labor Trouble
in Motor Products Co.
18,000 Workers Are Idle
DETROIT, April 8. (AP) The
Hudson Motor Car company an
nounced a shutdown effective at 1
p. m. today, because of inability to
obtain parts, particularly those man
ufactured by the Motor Products
company, where a strike is in pro
gress. The shutdown was announced by
J. Edward Schipper, public relations
representative of the company, who
said "the plant will remain shut
unjil we get a new source of supply
or the strike at Motor Products is
The shutdown at tha Hudson plant
throws 18,000 employes out of work.
Company officials emphasized
there Is no labor trouble at the Hud
son plant and that the shutdown was
necessitated solely because suppliers
could not furnish material needed to
continue production.
Approximately J000 workers of the
Motor Products company went on
strike last week, their walkout re
sulting In a suspension of work by
about 4600 other employes of the
Edward P. McOrady, assistant to
General Hugh S. Johnson, NRA head,
who Is sitting with the federal auto
mobile labor board here, said today
that the Motor Products strike Is
considered the key problem confront
ing the labor tribunal.
The election committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, announces
that the primary ballots In tbe an
nual election for directors resulted
in the following being nominated:
W. 8. Bolger, J. C. Boyle, Albert Burch,
J. C. Carle, T. E. Daniels, H. S. Deuel,
W. A. Gates, B. B. Harder, Floyd Hart,
B. C. Jerome, K. W. Kendrlck. Ft. R.
Reter, J. Verne Shangle and Eugene
Thorndike. Final balloting on these
names will take place this week and
seven will be elected directors to serve
with the seven holdovers.
The above are listed In alphabeti
cal order.
The new board will meet on Fri
day, March 30, to elect the president,
vice-president, treasurer and manager,
and also to formulate the new pro
gram of work for the ensuing year.
Third Jackson county school for
parents is to be conducted tomorrow
from 10 to 4 in the auditorium of
the First Christian church, under the
direction of Mrs. Mabel C. Mack,
county home demonstration agent.
Mrs. Effle Blrdscye of Rogue River
will preside at the morning session,
and Mrs. Bertha Young will have
charge of the afternoon meeting. Tea
will be served by the county extension
committee at 4 o'clock.
retary Morgenthau wants all holders
of Liberty bonds to dust them off
and see if any have aerial numbers
ending with the digits 9. 0 or 1.
The treasury chief explained that
If any of the figures appear at the
end of the serial number the bonds
are fourth Liberties and can be ex
changed for other government bonds
at "substantial premiums."
BUDAPEST, Hungary. April . 'Ti
Reports which evsded the censorship
and were officially denied said M
bljh, active army officers were r
reeted In Rumania today for plan
ning to assassinate Mm. Lupescu,
Intimate friend of King Csrol.
i One of the officers srrested xt-i
j said to have been one of Cirol'j
Ticnaft who n mwi tir in iu.-
Bishop Cannon Diverted
Twdlve in Butte Falls Dis
trict Improving Today
Exact Poison Cause Is
Still Matter of Doubt
Twelve persons In the Butte Falls
district, suffering from a form of
mushroom poisoning, were this mor
ning reported by Dr. B. O. Wilson to
be Improving satisfactorily, although
their condition the last of the week
was considered serious. Those In the
Prospect section who were also 111
from eating morels were greatly im
proved, according to word from the
Persons In the Butte Falls area
who are ill Includes Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Patton, Harold Patton, Bernlce
Baker, Mrs. Garrett Larson, Mrs. Wal
ter Stone, Mrs. Clem Clark, George
Tranta and four members of the
Nlckcrson family, who reside about
five miles out of Butte Falls.
Dr. Wilson, who was accompanied
on the calls by Dr. Dwtght Flndley,
said that the patients were no longer
suffering from severe vomiting at
tacks, but were in a weakened condi
tion as the result of the polsonfng.
The Butte Falls people had not
eaten toadstools, but mushrooms, Dr.
Wilson declared, but said that any
of three conditions of the food might
have caused the illness, referred to as
muscarine poisoning.
He said the mushrooms could have
been in a degenerated state, they
might not have been prepared correctly,-
or that - the - damp - weather
could have caused a sort of fungus
to grow on the morels.
Florence Conger of McLeod who
was In the Sacred Heart hospital last
week, supposedly ill from mushroom
poisoning, was taken to her home
CORVALLIff, Ore., April 9. fl)
Soaking mushrooms In salt water as a
preventive for poisoning, while effec
tive In some Instances, was described
as a risky procedure today by author
ities at Oregon State college, In com
menting on tne severe 'illness of sev
eral Jackson county residents who Ate
mushrooms last week.
Reports from Medford indicated the
poisoning might have been caused
by a fungus growth, rather than by
the mushroom Itself, but little Infor
mation could be given here until
specialists learned what type of fun
gus was Involved.
Dr. S. K. Zeller, plant pathologist,
said the fungus in question might be
one of a hundred parasatic fungi.
Sometimes, he said, what appears to
be fungus li In reality part of the
Only those person who are thor
oughly acquainted with mushrooms
should gather them. Dr. Zeller warn
ed, although tt is 'comparatively easy
for the Initiate to determine accur
ately non-poisonous types which
should be ,used to the exclusion of
others less commonly recognized.
Muscarine poison can be extracted
from mushrooms by placing them In
salt water, providing they are soaked
long enough and the water is changed
frequently, It was saia by Dr. F. A.
Gllfillan, Oregon State colleges pro
fessor of pharmacy. He said the
process is slow and, unless complete,
is of course dangerous.
Most of the toxalbumln poisons
present in another class of mush
rooms are destroyed by cooking, Dr.
Gllfillan said. This poison Is not
soluble in water.
MOSCOW, April .(t7P) Despite
IT years of antl-rellgloui propaganda
conducted by the soviet government,
the devout Christians of Moscow
and there are thousands of them
gathered In churches here Saturday
night to celebrate Easter.
True, there were no ceremonial pa
rades as of old to celebrate this moat
Important of church holidays, but
places of worship here were crowded.
Hundreds, unable to enter the pack
ed church buildings, stood In the
streets reverently llntentng, through
open doors, to the services being con
ducted inside.
poaMble homicide mystery confronted
police Isst night with the discovery
of the body of Pearl Kemp. 33, win
some brunette. In her downtown
hotel room.
At first believing the girl suicide
because the gas heater In the room
was turned on but not lighted, offi
cers turned to a homicide theory
then it was found she had received
j fowl)! tnfiWa gf tb ttuii
Giant Youth Dies
In Electric Chair
For Slaying Girl
BELLEFONTB, Pa , April 0
(AP) Richard (Big Slim) Bach,
six foot six Inch youth, died In
the electric chair at Rockvlew
penitentiary today for beating 19
year old Rose McCloskey to death
In Falrmount Park, Philadelphia,
after he had atoned her escort
into unconsciousness.
Miss McCloskey, a five and ten
cent atore clerk, was slain January
8, 1933. Her escort, 30 year old
Dennis Boyle, Buffered a fractured
skull from a stone which was
hurled at his head.
.SALEM, April D. (AP) Unless fur
ther developments occur, no Inquest
will be held into the death of three
persons killed In a collision between
two automobiles at the Intersection of
the Sllverton and Stayton highways
late Saturday night, the county coro
ner's office stated this morning.
The condition of two other occu
pants of the Ill-fated cars, one of
whom, Margaret King, was seriously
injured, and the other, Donald Wlt
zel, received lesser injuries, was re
ported by hospital attendants early
this morning as unchanged.
The dead:
Burl E. Shedeck, 33, Salem, driver
of one machine.
Irene Beugll, 33, Salem.
Mrs, Donald (VJra). Wltzel, 33, Sa
lem, driver of the other car.
The injured,
Margaret King, Salem, cuts and In
Jury to back.
Police said the car driven by Mrs.
Wltzel t apparently struck Shedcck's
car broadside, shunting both cars up
a nearby bank.
PORTLAND, April 9. (AP) Her
bert Giesllch, Jr., 11, was fatally In
jured and four other persons were
huit Sunday when a car driven by
the youth's father, Herbert C. Gies
llch, left the highway and struck a
tree two mites south of Oregon City.
The boy died three hours after the
accident from a broken back and a
fractured skull.
SAN PEDRO. April 9 (AP) Bound
for Panama on a 3900-mile flight to
participate in fleet maneuvers, 15
navy patrol planes took off from here
today. The last plane left the waters
of San Diego bay at 7:09 a. m. Al
though skies were overcast the cell
ing was not low for the takeoff, and
visibility, was good. The 78 officers
and men making the flight, expect to
spend tonight at La Paz, Baja, Cali
fornia, 600 miles south of here.
The first hop was expected to take
about 10 hours. Commander H. R.
Bogusch, whose plane was the last to
leave, is in command of the flight.
A remodeling program Is underway
at the Medford Ice and Storage plant
on South nr In anticipation of a
big aummer season. A building per
mit, calling for work, estimated at
5000, waa lsued to the company bj
the city today.
John.on Joins F. R.
Hugh 8. Johnson was en route to
Florida this afternoon to Join Presi
dent Roosevelt's yachting party.
CHICAGO. April 8. (AP) Illonols
will have a primary election tomor
row, but Joseph Tlerno, politician In
Chlcagoa "bloody twentieth" ward,
will take no part In It.
They found his body in the street
yesterday, with bullets In his bade.
He waa a precinct captain In a ward
where there Is bitter strife for control
of the Democratic organlratlon, but
he waa also seen walking with a young
woman ahortly before his death. Po
lice are uncertain whether politics or
Jealousy actuated the slayer.
T ey will keep their eye on the
, t.',-ntic'.h tomorrow, ncvertheleM, for
it Is a ward with a history of blood
Used, Is Mi duriBf CORK be
Senate Committee Votes for
Amendment Creating New
Commission to Curb Stock
Pits Upsets Plans
Associated Press Staff Writer. .
The New York stock exchange scored
a smashing victory in the senate
banking committee today by a 10 to
8 vote to create a new commission to
regulate the exchanges instead of giv
ing Jurisdiction to the federal re
serve board and the federal trade
The committee adopted an amend
ment to the stock market bill offered
by Senator Glass (D., Va.), upsetting
plans of the bill's authors and Presi
dent Roosevelt to have the exchanges
regulated by the two existing govern
mental agencies.
As It now stands, a commission of
three members appointed by the
president and confirmed by the sen
ate, would be set up to exercise all
the powers the bill originally proposed
to turn over to the reserve board and
the trade commission.
Friends of the original legislation
planned to carry their fight .to the
senate floor, and with President
Roosevelt's epressed support, were
hopeful of final victory,
Opponents of the bill as originally
drafted also scored an Important vic
tory by the same margin in adopting
a motion by Senator Adams (D Colo.)
to eliminate the vital introductory
section of the bill outlining its pur
poses for constitutional reasons.
Grand Jury Indictments against three
former Klamath Falls police officers
were squashed In, circuit court this
morning. The men were charged with
using charity funds to further the
governorship campaign of Willis E
Mahoney, mayor.
The move followed arguments of
James Hayes1 attorney that tbe de
fendant had been called before the
Jury to testify against himself. The
appeal was allowed and Theodore
GUlenwaters, district attorney, Im
mediately suggested the court's order
in killing the indictment also be ap
plied to James R. Shaw, former chief,
and Carl Cook, former officer, both
charged similarly with Hayes.
The case will be resubmitted to the
grand Jury.
BRUSSELS. April 9. (AP) One
person was slain and more than a
score were Injured in a week -end of
violent political clashes which threat
ened to break out anew In and near
Brussels today.
A communtst was killed In rioting,
whieh broke out In connection with
the Inauguration of Brussels head
quarters of the nationalist blue shirts.
SALEM, April 9. (AP) Graduates
of the United States naval academy
who had majored In engineering and
followed that work for the required
number of years, were not eligible to
be registered as engineers In the
i state without examination. Attorney
j General t. H. Van Winkle held In an
I opinion today,
tween Alderman John powers and
Antony D'Andrea, aeveral persons were
killed. Later D'Andrea himself was
shot to desth.
A few years later, sfter A1 Capone
rose to power, Octavius Oranady,
negro politician, waa shot dead In a
reign of violence that accompanied
a primary.
The "Cltlsens Committee Working
tor Honest Elections" and tha Public
Affairs committee of the Union
League club charged yesterday that
at least 100.000 persons hare regis
tered fraudulently for tomorrow's
voting. John 8. RusMi. chief clerk
of the election board, called this
charts "tmoiu aema."
Campaign Funds,
; v., j
naaaiaaaiaaiiMKii, n i i iftn iim' tagssai
Herbert Hoover and William Allen White are shown at the noted
editor's home In Emporia, Kaa,, where the former chief executive apent
the night In the course of his automobile trip from California Into tha
midwest. (Associated Prut Photo)
HUGO, Colo., April 9. (AP) -Sheriff
John Johnson said today he and
deputies spent several hours, Just
after noon In a futile chase of a
large black sedan (Packard) believed
to be occupied by John Dil linger,
hunted desperado, a woman and an
other man.
. Sheriff Johnson said the auto was
seen by two Hugo men who said they
noticed machine guns In the ve
hicle. ,
The sheriff said earlier today he
had received a telegram from J. S.
O'Connell, federal officer at Topeka,
Kas., telling him to watch for an
auto believed to have left Topeka,
going west, and supposedly contain
ing Dllllngcr, a woman and another
SALEM, April 0. (AP) The need
of more housing facilities for the In
sane committed to the two state hos
pitals was emphasized at the meeting
of the board of control today, and It
was declared the next legislature
would be faced with authorizing an
appropriation for additional build
ings. The population at tho hospital at
Salem and the one at Pendleton now
approximates 3500, and the number
is increasing, Dr. R. B. Lee Stelner of
the Salem Institution declared. Both
Institutions are being overtaxed.
NEW YORK, April 9. (AP) The
snow of Howsrd Thursday, magician,
went on at a Long Island theatre
notwithstanding the death of his
Word of Mrs. Thurston's deijth from
a heart attack reached the magician
Just as the curtsln went up on his
compsny's show isst night. Thurs
ton and his daughter, Jane, went
ahead with their performance.
WEST POINT, N. Y., April 0. (UP)
Two persons were killed and four
others Injured, two serioucly, late
Sunday when an avalanche of huge
rocks buried two" automobiles on a
highway near here.
The dead:
Mrs. Otto ScJlhelmer, East Pater
son, N. J.
Her son, Otto, Jr., 8.
8HANOHAAprir07uP T. O.
Brltton, wealthy Shanghai resident,
committed sulfide today with a pis
fcol alter worrying over ill health
. PORTLAND, April 0. (P) With an
Initial attendance of around 400, the
northwest regional two-day dairy con
ference to determine the attitude of
the industry toward the proposed
dairy production control program
pened here today. Oregon, Washing'
ton and northern Idaho are In the
area covered by this conference and
delegates attended from all three
Early Indications are that the plan
being proposed by the AAA through
four representatives sent from Wash
ington for this meeting will not moot
with the organized opposition en
countered at somo of the 13 meetings
already held, though many attending
were frankly skeptical while most ap
peared to be open minded on the
plan and prepared to decide on the
basis of the facts brought out at the
- 4
April 0. ( AP) The United States
fleet got under way for the east coast
at 8 o'clock this morning.
Simulating war conditions vessels
of tho train force and minesweepers
led the sortie out of port in clear
ance of theoretical mines. Actual
clearance of the harbor extended
over an hour and a half, the battle
ships being last to weigh anchor at
0:30 a. m.
TOLEDO, Wash., April 0. (AP)
Albert Johnson, 43, well known far
mer of this vicinity and a native of
Kelso, died Sunday morning an hour
After being fatally gored by a bull.
The animal attacked Johnson wlth-
out warning, pinning his body
(against a stump. Mrs, Johnson, his
wife, witnessed the attack from the
farm house. She best off the Infur
iated animal with a club until It
gave up the attack and neighbors
came to her assistance.
Britain Watching
German Arming
LONDON, April 9. T Sir John
Simon, British foreign secretary, told
the houa of commons today that the
British government is giving "very
serlou" consideration to Germany's
contemplated Increased expenditures
of her army, navy and air forces.
Hugh S. Johnson, the recovery ad
ministrator. In a letter to Senator
Wagner (D.. If. Y.). said today In
effect he was opposed to the provls-
n Ik. Ufannae laHnf hrutt-fl hill
I preventing employers from "intt lat
in " company unions.
Government to Show Con
siderable Part of Funds
Given to Fight Al Smith
Used by Cleric Is Claim
John J. Wilson, assistant federal dis
trict attorney, said today in criminal
court that the government "will show
that Bishop James Cannon, Jr., con
verted and appropriated to his own
use a considerable part" of a contri
bution by E. C. Jameson of New York
for use against Alfred E. Smith in
the 1028 presidential campaign.
Bishop James Cannon, Jr., and Miss
Ada L, Burroughs today pleaded "not
guilty" In criminal court to a charge
that they conspired to violate the cor
rupt practices act by failure to report
all the antl-Smlth presidential cam
patgn contributions they received In
Miss Burroughs answered first In
a quiet voice. Cannon, speaking loud
enough to be heard throughout tha
court room, then said "not guilty."
Indications that Issues that played
a large part In the Hoover-Smith
campaign more than five years ago
would enter into the trial proceedings
came when the court and counsel
framed a question to test the Jurors
on their religious, prohibition and
political views.
Twelve persons were called to tha
Jury box after the arraignment.
SALEM, AprU S. (AP) The de
mand of the Macleay grange in Mar
lon county that Rufus O. Holmaa,
atate treasurer, resign, his office im
mediately alnco he Is a candidate for
the republican nomination for gover
nor brought only the remark "I don't
see any reason why I should resign,"
when the matter was brought to the
candidate's attention.
Holman did not Indicate he would
resign if he were nominated or
whether or not he would resign his
office at all.
KANSAS CITY, April 0. (AP)
Renewed threats on the lire of City
Manager Henry P. McElroy, political
storm center, stirred Kansas City to-
day on the eve of the inauguration
of officials chosen at the recent tur
bulent city election.
Twice within less than 24. hours
the McElroy home was molested
first by a sniper's bullet, and sec
ondly, by a mysterious telephone
threat, "we never miss twice." Several
weeks ago McElroy'e life was threat-
ened In an extortion note.
Very good reports were received
today from LaJolla, Cat., regarding the
condition of Dr, J. J. Emmens, who
is a patient at the Scrlpps Memorial
hospital there.
He Is gradually Improving eaeh
day, the report stated, and Is expect
ed to return to his home here within
a short period.
PORTLAND. April 0.Pj Mid-Columbia
asparagus was the cause of a
near riot of buyers during the Mon
day session of the East Side Farm
ers' wholesale market when a Wash
ington grower offered supplies at
least 20o pyramid below the market.
There was a rush to buy at 2.25
pyramid when everyone else was get
ting at least 2.50 and even Cali
fornia was as high as $3 36.
ROSEBURCJ, Ore., April 0. (AP)
W. F. Thomas, Bo, former treasurer
of the city ot Roseburg, list night
suffered injuries, expected to prow
fatal, when he was struck by an auto
driven by C. P. Krogel of DUonTllle.
Investigating officers report that
Thomas, who was q-.iito fecblo, stepped
from behind a parsed car directly 1
(too the path of the auto. u