The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, February 19, 1934, Page 1, Image 1

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KLAMATH FALLS, ORE., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1934
Number 6047
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Editorials
On the
Day's News
I - ......... i,,,,.., TrWUToillltt 1
(ill
lly FtlANK JIC.NK1NM
nnUKBDAY ovonlng at 8 o'clock,
I at tho Pino Troo theatre tlio
Medford (llesmon will ling liuro
In Klamath Fulls,
Tho admission price wl '
acuta (or a concert thut In any
metropolitan oily In tlio country
would ooit from I J to ij ana
would bs worth It.
nrllB Medford Oloomon la an or-
l (anlmllon of 40 business roan
nt our slater elly across tba
mountain.
It la dlrocled by Jamos Star
ns, a nationally known star of
arand opera, whoso Tolco. coupiou
with a moguello personality, wlni
everyone who boara It. Two
years axo. In Portland, tho cities
of Bouthorn Oregon presented a
fioulharn program at tho Port'
land chamber ot commons, and
Mr. Stevens' singing wii tha
foatura of the program. Thoy
Just almply wouldn't lot him quit
ilia numben alone will ho
worth many tlmoa the coat of
admission.
BUT It Isn't tills concert alono
that Inloroata ua bore In
Klamath Falls. It l the spirit
back of It.
LISTEN:
Thoae busy bualneaa men ot
Medford. wboae hobby la singing,
are coming over hore Tuoaday
evening at tholr OWN EXPENSE.
Tby will pay all their own travel
coals and buy all their own food.
Evory cent taken In at Tuoaday
evening's concert, above the small
necessary eoata Involved In the
use ot the thoatre, tho printing ot
programs, tickets, etc., will go
to the Pellrana, to bo used tor
that organisation's flno charity
work.
Could tlioro POSSIBLY be a
finer goituro ot good will and
mutual bolptulnessT
e
MEDFORD and Klamath Falls
are tha two principal cities
ot Southern Oregon. Southern
Oregon Is an orphan community,
forgotton by the rest of the state.
Whatovor It gets, It will have to
GET FOll ITSELF.
If It la going to got anywhere
near as much as It Is going to
want In tho future- Its communi
ties will have to WORK TO
GETHER. Oenorous recognition ot that
fact Is back ot this trip ot tho
Medford Oloomon to Klamath
Falls.
e e e
MEDFORD and Klamath Falls
aro unusually sltuatod ' as
neighboring cities. Thoy aro not
compotltlve In any way. EACH Is
the OTHER'S host customer.
Hore In tho Klamath country,
we buy and consume Rogue Rlvor
vnlloy fruit and produce. Ovor
In the Roguo River valley, thoy
buy and consume Klamath potn-
toos, grain, hay and meat.
Year In and year out, a steady
procosslon of trucks passes back
and forth ovor the mountain, car
rying tho products of one oom-
(Contlntied on Pug" Fouri
Will
ROGERS
SANTA DARDARA, Fob. 19.
Editor Tho Evening Horald:
All this argument ovor who
will carry tho mall, and If you
toro a sack opon horo Is
what you would find: SO per
cent 'would be chain letters.
Mali this to 10 othors, It wMl
bring you good luck." And
wo spend halt a billion a year
on education, 40 por cent will
bo asking' somobody for an
autograph. -
As I said botoro wo spend
a halt billion on oduantlon.
Ton por cent will bo Congros
slonnl Records (and thore Is
not a hoUBO that can't pick up
their own kindling), 10 por
cent Is pamphlets ot so mo
body's schomo ot how to solve
somothlng; 10 por cont la bills
which won't be paid, so thoy'
Just as well not send em 10
per cent Is newspapers being
sont to a plnco whofo there Is
a hotter papor prlnlod, and
thnts what a boy risks his life
with over the mountains every
night. ;
Yours,i
EX-POSTMASTER
I BRANDS
AS
E
Hoover Cabinet Member
Appears Before
Senators.1
PERSONAL DEALS
TOLD AT PROBE
Former Official Tells
Committee Of Contract
Letting.
WASHINGTON, Fob. It. (VP)
Walter F. Drown, postmaster
goneral In tbe Hoover administra
tion, boforo the senate committee
Investigating airmail contracts
today defended bis airmail policy
and personal financial dealings.
its rauoa cancellation ot an
contracts by Postmaster General
Farley a "colossal Injustice."
Immunity Waived
Having waived Immunity from
criminal prosecution, Drown told
how airmail routes were' distrib
uted and that his personal buying
and selling of stock had nothing
to do with that distribution.
"Publlo attention," be aald,
has boon drawn to my Invest
ment In the securities of three
corporations whose business Is
related to transportation ine
International Mercantile Marine
company, the Ponnroad company
and tho Pennsylvania Railroad."
Ho addod that no contract bad
gono to tho International Mer
cantile Mnrlne during his admin
istration and that Ponnroad bad
nothing to do with airmail.
Checks Questioned
Drown was auestlonod about
his financial actlvltlej with the
Into Joseph Bagloy. They bad a
Joint brokerage account, but
Drown testified nis interest was
definitely and Irrevocably clos
ed In October, 1929."
A lll.ooo cnocK' to Brown
from Dagloy dntod March 2, 1920
was Introduced by cnairmnn
Dlack. Drown said It ''was prob
ably profits tor . the previous
your." .
Another check for S45.O0O was
offorcd datod January 80, 1929.
Questioned as to what the pay
(Continued on Page Eight)
CAUSE OF DISPUTE
PORTLAND. Ore.. Feb. 19. (fP)
The Orogon state liquor com
mission know and approved ot
the published liquor price lists
ropudlstod by Administrator
George L. Snmmls, Aaron Holts,
orRanisor tor the liquor stores,
oharged last night. .
'Tho commission and the ad
ministrator knew ten days bo
foro tho prtcos wore ever pub
lished what they were going to
be." Holts said. "Mr. Sammls
hnd one ot tbe price booklots In
his Docket a woek ago Saturday.
That was two days before the
Oregonlan printed them. . Mr.
Sammls made no objection at
that time."
TO FISH REMOVED
PORTLAND, Ore., Fob, 19. (TP)
Fears that tho salmon Industry
of tho Pacific coast might be ser
iously Injurod by construction ot
HonnovlDo dam have boon allay
ed by n monthly bulletin of the
U. S. Bureau ot Fisheries receiv
ed hero,
The bullotln stated thnt ex
periments have showed, fingering
salmon migrating to the sea will
be able to pass through the giant
turbines ot tho dam with little
Injury; This softened the state
ment from Washington, D. 0.,
Saturday that officials said the
dam "constitutes one ot the most
serious menaces to the existence
ot an Important Industry that the
bureau' has discovered,"
mm
Belgian King
King Albert I ot Belgium was
Instantly killed Saturday when
be foil to bis death while moun
tain climbing. Tbe popular,
democratic spirited ruler was tbe
bero ot the early stages of the
World War when bis small na
tion held back the opening ad
vance ot Germany.
'S
Interest Centers Around
Policies Of Heir
To Throne. .
(By tho Associated Preas)
As the world mourned King
Albort today, hope was express
ed in the capitals ot the great
powors that bis death win not
disturb tbe peace of Europe. ,
How the young Crown Prince
Leopold will handle Belgian In
ternal difficulties. Including tne
old radical problems, and how
ho will act toward Europe a po
litical troubles ot the hour, one
ot the chief of which Is Hltlor
tsm, worried tbo statesmen of
many countries today.
France Shocked.
Franco loved King Albort as
dearly as her own World war
horoes for his stand against the
Gormans, and In official circles
hopo was oxprcssod that his son
and successor, Leopold III, will
be as good a friend and ally.
Mombers ot tho Doumergue
government were particularly
shocked by the death of tbe
ruler of the Belgians because ot
the efforts France has been
making to stem the tide ot Hlt
lerlsm in Europe.
. Premlor Gaston Doumorgue
and his two vice premiers, Andre
Tardleu and, Edouard Horrlot,
decided to express the nation's
sorrow by a special visit to
(Continued on Page Eight)
HALL WILL SEEK
E
PORTLAND. Feb. 19. (JPi
Charles Hall, who has twloe pre
viously sought the governorship
of Oregon, has again entered the
gubernatorial race.
He made nis announcement
during the week-end, ..stating he
will seek the republican nomina
tion for governor in the May pri
maries. '
Opposition to the Oregon liquor
control systom will be one ot the
main Issues In the campaign of
the former stato sonntor from
Coos and Curry counties, and he
promised, also, to deal vigorously
with that controversial question
hlghor education. Hall Is op
posed, ho said, to unification ot
state Institutions ot higher learn
ing. ' He will live in Salem, he
said, It elected.
Oregon Highway
Costs Decrease
PORTLAND, Oro.. Feb. 19. m
Cost per mile of maintaining
Oregon's highways dropped from
1798.43 in 1928 to 1399.85 in
1933. during a porlod In which
tho state highway system grew
steadily and travel over highways
increased tremendously, Dr. a. B.
McDanlel, president of the Oregon
State Motor association pointed
out last night In discussing fig-,
ures released by the state high
way department.
GENERAL DEFENDS
KING ALBERT
BELGIUM
DIES IN FALL
Heroic Figure Of World
War Victim Of Moun
tain Mishap. .
PRINCE LEOPOLD
TO TAKE THRONE
Ruler Tumbles To Death
While Climbing
Rugged Cliff. .
BRUSSELS. Feb. 19. VP)
Belgium mourned . today ber
hero-king and prepared for tbe
coronation ot his sorrowing son.
Albert I. king of tbe Belgians
and the commander-in-chief of
their army when, ragged. Ill-fed
and suffering, It stood off the
forces of Kaiser Wllbelm during
the World war, was killed late
Saturday In a fall while moun
tain climbing. :
Death Instantaneous.
It -was his favorite snort.' and
ha was an expert; but a bit tof
frost-bitten rock broke In his
band, and bs plunged 16 feet
to death.
They found blm wbere be bad
fallen, ten hours lator. Death
must have been instantaneous.
At all eventa tho 58-year-old
king did not auffer. . His skull
was fractured.
With all the pomp of royal
ceremony the state fnneral ot
Albert I will be neid Tnursaay.
Within 24 hour ot the obsequies,
Crown Prince Leopold wll be
come, at tbo age of sz, tne
fourth king of the Belgians
Leopold IIL '
Prince In Switzerland.
Prince Leopold and the prin
ces swere vacationing in Adel-
boden, Switzerland, when word
of the king's death reached them.
The prince, tired by a day ot
skiing, was sound asleep when
there came a pounding at the
door, urgently summoning him
to the telephone.
It was thus, a Switzerland,
that the young prince learned
he must propare to be king.
He went at once to tne quar
ters of bis consort, and broke to
her the news. They started tor
(Continued on Page Eight)
THOMAS DELAYS
SALEM.' Feb. 19, (IP) The
continuation of the public utili
ties commissioner's : hearing on
rates and charges of the Callfor-
nla-Orogon Power company, sche
duled for February 20, at Klam
ath Falls will 1 be . postponed.
Commissioner Charles M. Thomas
said today.
Melvln. Van Sooyoo, engineer
tor the commissioner. In charge
of the Investigation ot the com
pany at Medford tor more than
a year, was here today conferring
with Thomas, and a date tor the
hearing will be announced later.
Mayor Willis E. Mahoney had
not been Informed Monday morn
ing that Thomas bad postponed
the hearing hore. Mahoney a
fnw wnnka nan went tn Snlnm tn
ask the commissioner when he
expected to resume the Copco
hearings, and the February ; 20
date was then set. ,.' 1
SLAIN AT BOSTON
BOSTON, Feb; 19. (JP) The
battored body, ot Victoria David,
14, criminally assaulted and then
apparently slain, was found today
in a shallow excavation on the
border of Boston's Chinatown,'
Tho medical examiner said she
had been attacked before being
beaten to doath early today..1
County CWA
Work Resumes
WORKMEN HERE EXPECTED
TO FEEL EFFECTS OF
NEW RCLIXG.
Klamath county's, working
CWA projects were resumed Mon
day after a faro-day lay-off.
It Is expected a number of
CWA workers here will be laid
oft Friday, wben 6000 in the
state must quit work nndcr a
"tapering oft" plan for the CWA.
No word has been received here
of tbe actual number to quit
woric. , .
Instructions : indicate those
"needing work least" must first
be dropped, eliminating first all
workers in whose Immediate fam
ily another member is working,
leaving no more than one per
son gainfully employed In the
family; and then workers who
have another resource, making
sure that needy women receive
equal consideration with needy
men.". .,
Tbe major reductions are to be
made in those districts where sea
sonal opportunities tor re-employ
ment are greatest, or in wblcb
unemployment is less extensive.
C, R. WILLIAMS
ANSWERS RECALL
C6mmissioner Challenges
Irwin To JBring Forth
Accusations.
County Commissioner C. R.
Williams Monday challenged
President John Irwin of the tax
payers' league, head man ot the
recall movement, "to lay his
charges. It be has any, before the
grand Jury."
Williams cited the reference to
malfeasance" In the recall peti
tions, and declared there Is re
course to the courts if such a
charge can be proved. Tbe com
missioner said that if ne belongs
In Jail, he wants "to go there as
soon as possible and get it over
with."
Statement Issued
The statement from Commis
sioner Williams follows:
In looking over the petitions
of President John Irwin ot tbe
Taxpayer's League and his twelve
disciples, which President Irwin
filed with the county clerk, Mae
K. Short, for the recall of the
County Judge, George D. Grtszle,
William F. B. Chase, county
commissioner and myself, I note
that these petitions are appar
ently sponsored by - President
John Irwin of the Tax Payer's
league and that each one is sign
ed by the same twelve ot his
disciples."
"Being curious to see whether
Mr. Irwin . and his cohorts had
put Into writing any ot their
whispering campaigns ot the last
three months, I examined these
petitions carefully and found that
the only allegation In each of
these petitions which would con
stitute legal grounds for tiling a
(Continued on Page Eight)
SIXTEEN KILLED
IN TRAIN CRASH
riOMBINO, Italy, Feb. 19. (JP)
A special, train, loaded with
sightseers returning from a fiesta
hero, ran into another train yes
terday, killing 16' persons and In
juring 11, belated official dis
patches revealed today.
The trains mot hend-on near
the village of Populonla.
. Costano Clano, minister of
communications and father-ln-
lnw ot Countess Galezzo Clano, Is
hastening to the scene for an In
vestigation. Girls Injured
in Auto Smash
. SALEM, Feb. ' 19, (P) As the
result ot an automobile, accident
near Hubbard on the Pacific
highway yesterday, Kathryn Olm-
steadr 16 of Portland, Is in a
Salem hospital and little hope Is
held tor her recovery, hospital
attendants Btated this morning.
Another occupant ot the same
car, Dorothy Smith ot Portland,
was aUo reported to be In a seri
ous condition, but was expected
to recover.
SALE OF BEER
E
Hundreds Of Dispensor-
ies In State Present
y Big Problem.
TEMPERANCE AIM
OF COMMISSION
Administrator Sam mis
Reports On Activities
At Salem. t -
SALEM. Feb. 19, UP) The
greatest problem confronting tbe
atate liquor commission in its re
sponsibility for the high standard
of operation will be tbe licensed
beer and wine dlspensories, and
not tbe state liquor stores,
George Sammls. administrator of
tbe commission, said in an ad
dress here- todaybefore the Sa
lem chamber ot commerce,
"The moral obligation for the
enforcement of the' act rests with
the commission, as well as pro
moting temperance." Sammls
said. "The state liquor stores
will not prove a problem in this
respect as they will be situated
in keeping with temperance, will
be operated as dignified as a
bank and no loitering will be
permitted. It will be the licens
ed beer places which will furnish
a problem."
. Many Will Lose
Portland alone has 1330 li
censed beer parlors now, but
many of these will be eliminated
under the state control, Sammls
continued. He stated licenses
would be issued the latter part
ot this week, and establishments
now operating under city licenses
will be under state supervision
by March 1. .
"This is tbe sixth week we
have been working to establish
the state-wide set-up," the ad
ministrator said, "and wo are
now ready to open stores over
the state after learning consider
able in the operation ot the tour
storfs In Portland since last
Thursday."
Forbearance TJrgcd
Ninety-nine communities in
Oregon would be served by the
liquor commission with 24 stores
. (Continued on Page Eight)
The benefit concert to be given
by tbe Medford Qleemen, under
the auspices ot the Pelicans, for
the under-privileged children of
Klamath Falls, at tho Pine Tree
theatre Tuesday night, bids fair
to be a "sell-out performance.
Tickets may be had of any Pel
lean about town.
The Medford Gloemen are glr
ing their services absolutely with
out one cent of expense to Klam
ath Falls citizens. It is the Med
ford chamber ot commerce that
is paying all the expenses of
sending the Oleemen over to
Klamath Falls and return, simply
(Continued on Page Eight)
E
SALEM, Feb. 19. (VP) Plans to
comply with federal provisions
before money already authorized
by the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation can be appropriated
and used for the various Irriga
tion and drainage districts In the
state must be completed by June
1, C. E. Strlcklln, secretary of
the State Reclamation commis
sion, announced today.
Strlcklln was in conference
over the week end with Frank J.
Keenan, financial advisor of the
division of Irrigation and drain
age tor tha corporation, and dis
cussed tbe plans. Keenan made
the statement all proposals must
be completed by the June date.
GIF ISSN
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AN
MAY
WEDNESDAY MORNING
Judge Duncan Calls Grand Jury at Request
of District Attorney's Office;
Preliminary Hearing Set
Indicating the prosecution's determination to press
for early disposal of the first degree murder case against
Horace M. Manning, the Klamath county grand jury was
called for Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock py Circuit
Judge W. M. Duncan Monday. The order was given
at the request of Deputy District Attorney D. E. Van
Vactor.
Preliminary hearing for the 55-year-old trial attorney,
charged with the .murder of Ralph W. Horan, has been
set for Wednesdayafternoon at 2 o'clock in justice court.
It is presumed the district attorney will submit the Man
ning case to the jury immediately when it goes . into
session Wednesday morning. .
Deputy District Attorney Van Vactor, who is acting
under instructions of District Attorney T. R. Gillenwaters
during the latter's absence from the city, said there is
nothing irregular about submitting the case before the
preliminary hearing is held. It is understood the arraign
ment is scheduled to precede immediately the preliminary
ALL STATE PI
Depletion of Funds Ends
Services Of Regional
Boards.,"
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. (JP)
Cut of funds, the public works
administration has terminated
the services of all members ot
state advisory boards.
It was estimated that the
PWA had already allocated all
of its first S3, 300,000,000 and
that it has applications for 13,
500,000,000 from states and oth
er political divisions on tile.
Appropriation Sought.
Lewis Douglas, director of the
budget, . was reported to be
drawing up a request for be
tween $750,000,00 and $1,500,
000.000 more tor the PWA. It
would be sent to the capitol In
the next few days.
In some congressional quarters
efforts are being made to have
the larger amount appropriated.
Marshall N. Dana is the Pa
cific northwest PWA regional
advisor. The state advisory
board for Oregon consists ot C.
C. Hockley, engineer, and Bert
E. Haney of Portland, Robert N.
Stantield ot ' Baker, and Dr.
James Gilbert of Eugene.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 19. (P) Pub
lic works officials ' from the
fourth region, comprising six
northwest states, were here today
for a conference with Colonel
H. M. Walte, PWA deputy ad
ministrator. Public -works projects, author
ized, underway and pending in
the district, were before the
meeting for a review by state
advisory boards and state PWA
engineers from Minnesota, Iowa,
(Continued on Page Eight)
LATE
SALEM, Feb. id. (AP) Knth
ryn Olmstcad, 10, of Portland,
died at a local hospital here
early this afternoon, as result of
Injuries received in a bead-on
collision between two automo
biles near- Hubbard early Sun
day morning. Another occupant
of the car In wblcb Miss Olm
stead wns riding, Dorothy Smith
of Portland, was seriously In
jured and taken to tho hospital
here, ' . ,
PORTLAND, Feb. 10. (AP)
Concentration of the Portland of
fice and warehouse activities of
the Oregon liquor control com.
mission will be effected tomor
row when the board moves from
its present downtown office to
the oast side where offices, a
warehousa and a retail store will
POLICY
DEATH CASE
BE PRESENTED
hearing. ,
So far as is known now,
the preliminary hearing will
be held as scheduled. If the
grand jury should report be
fore the hour of the hearing,
the latter presumably would
not be necessary.
While there are a number
of other cases pending which
may be presented to the
grand jury by the district
attorney, there is no ques
tion that the Manning case
is due for first consideration.
Before leaving Saturday
night for Portland; Gillen
waters told newspaper men
that he had conferred with
Judge Duncan about an
early meeting of the grand
jury and that the state will
probably press for an early
trial of Manning.
Calling of the grand Jury at
the early date is seen as an Indi
cation i the - state's investigators
believe' they have the case well
In hand. , From the time Man
ning called the county Jail Mon
day night to report the shoot
ing, the district attorney and his
assistants, have'.rushed an inten
sive study ot the circumstances
ot the death interview between
the two ex-law partners. '.
Case Prepared
It is understood the state is
proceeding on the belief that
Manning fired all tour shots that
supposedly brought an end to tho
Interview. Manning, wben he
called officers, said that "Horan
took a couple of shots at me
and I guess I got him." .
It Is not expected that' E. O.
Heinrlch, the Berkeley criminolo
gist called In by the state,, will
come north, to appear before tha
grand jury. If Manning Is in
dicted and tried, Heinrlch Will
be a prosecution witness.
Setting ot the actual date of
trial will be the duty of the
court It and when Manning Is
indicted. Van Vactor said the
state will be ready whenever the
(Continued on Page Eight)
NEWS
be established in a large build
ing. The commission now has
Its liquor stored In several warehouses.-
'.- ,, J v. -.! ;'. :
PORTLAND, Fob. 10. (AP)'
O. O. Hockloy, state PWA enip
necr, said today he had received
no notification of dismissal of
himself or any ot bis staff. Word
from Washington, I). - C, how
ever, said PWA staffs In each
state had been ordered discon
tinued, and Hockley said he
probably will be advised tomor
row. 1 . : , ,- -i ."..'
WASHINGTON, Feb, It. (AP)
Tho senate today aiasatd StM
$W,OOO,0OO treaaury-poatoinc
appropriation bill and ratarard
It to the boa fie for actios oa
sanata ameadmenta.