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M200,GAZINE SECTION B'REV00'STER HERALI) VOL. 30 BREWSTEIt IiERALD Friday, January 16, 1931 No. 34 OFFERED PRESIDENCY The ground has thawed out in the MARSHAL JOFFRE DEAD , ROADS, PLANTS GIVE WORK TO UNEMPLOYED Millions for Improvements; $8,500,000 R. R. Order Washington.--In spite of tbe handi- cap of snow and ice, highway work Is being expedited all over the country, Chairman Woods of the President's employment committee reported, as a means of bringing Jobs to those out of work. Reports to the committee show that in many states a large amount of preliminary work, such as grading and clearing, is under way, and Indleattons are that much more will be started wltbln the next few weeks. Chicago is planning betterments in its 35,000 acres of forest preserves. San Francisco is considering a $2,- 500,000 bond issue for park and street construction. Cleveland i)lans $200- 000 for improvement of city parks, the work to be given to needy. New York city has put :15,000 men to work in municipal parks three days a week. . Most of the state legislatures are in session and Colonel Woods expects many of them to appropriate funds to meet $80,000,000 of federal aid funds now available. New York.--The delicate needle on tile gauge of national employment' has shot upward nndcr tim pressure of en. ouraging news. The prospect of work for an addi- tional 100,000 men was announced at Washington by Tbomas MacDonald, chief of the bureau of puhlic roads. That many men, he said, will cash In on the increased road construction funds voted by congress. A survey by the Cleveland Cham- ber of Commerce showed 69 concerns there planning to increase their pay rolls this month. One thousand em- ployees already have been recalled by one Clottdng company. The Beech Grove repair shops of the Big Four railroad at Indianapolis reopened Witb "1,910 men having the encouraging prospect of ste'tdy eight- hour-a-day employment five days a week. Six hundred workmen returned to Jobs at the Fm'd plant in Indianap- olis. Tim Pennsylvania railroad an. nounced the placing of orders for 200,. 000 tons of steel rails for the year, tie contracts at present prices totaling $8,500,000. Expenditures for attach- meats--frogs, switches, tie plateswill bring the expenditnre of tbe Pennsyl- vania to more than $15,000.000. Fif- teen per cent of tim rail order is for humediate delivery. Shops of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, which have been shut down several weeks, reopened with more than ],000 skilled workmen re- turning. About 1,500 men went to work in Newark, where steam shovels are being replaced by hand labor to create more Jobs on a city rail/ray project. The RCA-Vlctor company plant at Camden, N. J., reopened after a month's suspension, affecting about 4,000 workers. On the west coast similar optimistic reports were heard. Between .2,000 and 3,000 workers beard the promise of employment soon in the Los An. geles area by reason of the expansion of 14 industrial plants and tbe open. tng of 11 new concerns. Flint, Mich.--Officials of the Buick Motor Car company ordered 1,700 former employees to return to work. his step will place the personnel at 11,775, most of whom have returned to their Jobs. St. Paul, Minn.--ApproximatelY 4,000 shop employees of tbe Great Northern and the Northern Pacific railways are back at work after the usual two weeks' holiday shutdown. Roanoke, Va.--Seven hundred Nor- folk & Western Railway company lnalntenance of way workers who were laid off December 18 will return to ,work In a few days, the company an- aouneed. The number makes a total ,of 3,500 men returninlg to work for the road since January 5. Cleveland, Ohlo.--Approximately 5,- 400 men were placed on full time, when the Sherwln-Wllliams company here announced that their plants bad ,been placed on full thne basis. Scbenectady, N. Y.The Scbenec- tady works of the General Electric company, announced that work would he begun soon on the construction of a power generating development that will cost $4,000,000. Detroit, Mich.--Orders placed during the annual convention of the National .Shoe Retailer's assoclatlou, wblch closed here a few days ago, indicate that shoe dealers throughout the coun- try will purchase 75,000,000 pairs of shoes between now and Easier, ac- eording to Anthony H. Geutlng of Pillladelphla, president of the organi- zation. Tbese orders Gusting pointed ut, will represent a retail value of aore than $400,000,006 Rtcardo J. Alfaro. Panajna Clty.Ricardo J. Alfaro, Panama's minister at Washington. has heen summoned to asstnne tim presI. dency of his country in a cable dis- patched hy the supreme Court of Pan. anla, Tim supreme court's action followed the ousting from office of President FlorencIo Harmodto Arosemena, and the swearing in by the supreme court of tIarmodlo Arias as provlsional president, WANTS 446 MILLION TO MAINTAIN ARMY f No Cut in Measure Reported by House Committee. Washington.-=Malntenanee Of the army at the same level as at present Is provided for by the War department annual approprlath)n bill reported to the house by the approprlations com- mittee. The measure carries a total of $446,- 000,000, of which $334,000.000 Is de- voted to the upkeep of the milltary establishment. The military apl,ropr[. atlon is $5,000,000 beh)w the amount voted for the army's expenses during the current year. Although navy enlisted strength has been sharply reduced as an economy move, no reduction'; are rec- ommended for the army. The enlisted personnel will renmin at 118,750 nnd the connnlsslo ed personnel at 11,972. Funds tire provided for tralnlng the same number of National Guard, C. M. T. C. candidales and officers of the reserve corps as last year. The strength of the National Guard is to remain at 190,000. As tile appropriation bill went to the house It provided that the rlollcy of building up the air corps at the expense of the other combat branches will be continued during the next year. The air corps appropriation is slight- ly larger than last year, amounting :o $37,000,000. This fund would give the air corps, the committee said, al- most all of the 1,800 airplanes which the army is scheduled to .have nnder the provisions of tbe five year expan- sion program adopted in 1926. The um of $200,000 Is included for use in experlmeutatlon on metal airship de- velopment. [ WASHINGTON BRIEFS .[ A tax refund of $488,426 has been allowed the Illinois Central raih'oad, the internal revenue bureau an- nounced. War department engineers plan to expe'nd 85,150,000 on the Illtoots river project from .Toilet to the Mississippi river during the next 18 months. The body of Hngh Campbell Wal- lace, former ambassador to France. was taken to Tacoma, Wash., for burial following funeral services here. Preshlent Hoover announced that Ills secretary in charge of public rela- tlons. George Akerson of Minneapolis. had resigned to take a business posl- tion. Presence of the marines In Nicara- gUa and tim recent killing of a num- ber of them there led to the Introduc- tion of two resolutlous In the senate. one (,ailing for hnmedlate withdrawal of the marines from Nicaragua. The ill'st official estimate of the cur- rent Argentine wheat crop is placed at 271.404,(Y00 bushels, compared with 162,576,000 bushels for tbe 1929-30 season, an increase of 66.9 per cent, according to the Department of Ag. rieulture. WASHINGTON NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST Brief Resume of Happenings of the Week Collected for Our Readers. THE MARKETS Portland Wheat -- Big Bend bluestem, 7Oc; soft white, western white, 66c; hard winter, northern spring, western red, 63c. Hay--Buying price, f. o. b. Portland: Alfalfa, $17.50@18; valley timothy, $17.50; eastern Oregon timothy, $19@ $20; clover, 14; oat hay, $14; oats an0 vetch, $13.50@14. Butterfat--22 @25c. Eggs--Raneh, 14@22e. Cattle--Steers, good, $8.75@9.25. Hogs--Good to choice, $9.25@9.50. Lambs--Good to ehoiee, $5.50@6.75. Seattle Wheat--Soft white, western white, 66c; northern spring, hard winter! western red, 64c; bluestem, 68e. Eggs--Ranch, 12@24c, Butterfat29c. Cattle--Choice steers, $7.50@8.50. :Hogs--Good to choice,S9.15@9.25. Lambs--Choiee, $5.50@6.75. Spokane Cattle--Steers, good, $7.50@8.25. Hogs--Good to choice, $8.85. Lambs--Medium to good,S5@6. Puget island will send a delegation to the legislature to boost for good roads. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Smith, residents of Fords Prairie, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently. Chehalis postal receipts for 1930 showed a gain of $429.37 over 1929, according to Postmaster Imus. The annual meeting of the Washing- ton Growers' Packing corporation will be held January 20 in Vancouver. Unknown persons entered the sher. tff's office at Pomeroy and carried off 30 gallons o monshine recently seized. Orders to keep all automobiles still without 1931 licenses off the highways were issued to the highway patrol by William Cole, chief. Tbe annual report of the Centralia police department shows that 992 ar- rests were made during 1930, of which 83 were on state charges. Work on Yakima county roads will be suspended during January and em. ployes will overhaul equipment. No employes ,ill be laid off. For the first time in more than a year the population of the Washing. ton state prison registered less than 1100 inmates, the total being 1098. Peter Pickton, who was 100 years of age en December 23, died at the Masonic home at Zenith. He was be- lieved to be the oldest Mason in the state. i Yakima business men have been asked to support a new cross-state highway project from Spokane to the coast by way of Lind and the Naches Pass road. Traffic Officer Kenneth Mandley was looking for automobile accessor- ies thieves at Wenatchee. Returning to his car, he found the spotlight had been stolen. It is reported at Centralia that the Carlisle Lumber company, which oper. ates a large mill at Onalaska, in cert. tral Lewis county, will resume opera- tions in its woods at once. Longvtew postoffico receipts for 1930 totaled $50,16Y.12. This figure is approximately $600 less than In 1929. It was the second consecutive )'ear that the total passed $50,000. F. O. Hagie was re-elected unani. mously by the Yakima chamber of commerce directors as secretary for another year. He has held the posi. tion since the spring of 1927. Returns from the Wapato city water system the first 11 months of 1930 were $11,700 and December receipts will raise this to $12,000. The water department is kept on a self-sustain- ing basis. A deep tillage experiment is being made on an 8-aero farm six miles east of Fairfield by Washington' State col. legs. Tbe federal erosion station and a Spokane machinery house are co. operating. More building was done in Walla Waila in 1930 than in any other year except 1928. Building permits num- bered 270, the total value of which was $403,292 as compared with $282,- 741 in 1929. garden districts near Walla Walla and spinach is beginning to move. A ready sale is found for the vegetable on the coast. The movement so far is in limited quantities. High tides and'a flooded condition of the Quinault river caused residents of Taholah, an Indian village on the Quinault reservation, to leave their homes and seek higher ground during the storm on the coast. Two crews of men will be put to work in the Quinault district within the next ten days extending the North Quinault road and building forest trails, H. L. Plumb, Olympic forest su- pervisor, said at Hoquiam. Hero's good news for little Willie Skunk. True, he has bad habits, but he's worth a dozen cats for keeping down mice, rats and ground squirrels, central Salmon creek valley farmers north of Deep River, declare. F. F. Gullet, a Mohitor orchardist, is in the hospital with a paralyzed leg and severe injuries to his back as the result of a fall from a ladder while pruning trees to clear a way for a radio aerial. His pruning shears came in contact with an electric wire. lIre than 5,000,000 pounds of wool were marketed in 1930 at a cost of one-fourth of a cent a pound by the Oregon-Washington Wool Marektin6 association, J. F. Sears, secretary-man- ager, reported at the fifth annual meeting of directors at Yakima. The Columbia County Taxpayers' association will co-operate with Spo- kane, Whitman and Lincoln counties in a program for real estate tax relief. If relief Is not granted at the next ses- sion of the legislature many plan to refuse to pay their taxes in Mareh. According to Senator Wilmer of Rosalfa four major issues are to come before the legislature--taxation, flat rate auto license and increased gasp. line tax, the Showalter school bill, legislative reapportionment. A state income tax may be proposed also, he said. Work has been started on a 30 to 40.mile power line from Aberdeen to Grays harbor's south beach communi- ties. Crews are now slashing right of way for the high-tension line. The line will carry tbe first power into a wide area south of the harbor. Con- tractors expect to complete the line # Job in March. Ten eastern Washington senators who met at Spokane decided that the running expenses of the last legisla- ture were too high and that at the coming session the extravagance should be curbed. There were 88 per. sons on th payroll. It was thought that 33 could have been cut off, with a saving of $11,000. Mrs. Mary Rushford and her chll- dre had.a narrow escape from injury when two large trees about one hun- dred feet in hdight fell without warn- ing on the building housing the Husky care on the Lewis river road below Ariel, operated by Mrs. Rushford, where the members of the family were asleep. One of the trees split the building in two and the other clipped through the eaves of the structure. Two families united by the mar- riage of five brothers and five sisters ts something unique in marital rela- tions, at least in the Chehalis section. Lawrence Hadaller and Gertrude Kirpes were married at Harmony church, near Silver Creek, recently. This was the fifth brother and fifth ister of the two families to be mar- ried, all 10 living east of Chehalis in the Salkum and Silver Creek district. Crops produced on the Sunnyside irrigation project in 1930 brought a return of $4,638,820, or $58.34 an acre, according to the annual report of Porter J. Preston, district superintend- ent of the reclamation service. The 1929 total was $7,947,511, or $100.51 an acre. Asparagus grown on 441 ecres and cherries on 530 acres gave the hlghest acre return, $331 in both cases. Apple production, greater than in 1929, gave $1,094,000 from 6350 acres, an average of $172 an acre. Pears also exceeded the 1929 record, 2245 acres returning $356,631. A spectacular fire of undetermined origin destroyed a meat market at Salkum, 20 miles southeast of Che- halls. It is thought tbat gas used in connection with the ice machine was the cause of an explosion that started the fire. More than 250 sheepmen from all parts of the state will meet at Yaklma, January 19, for the 35th annual coa. vention of the Washington Wool Grow- ors association. A moving picture showing methods of wool shipping will be' exhibited. Marshal Joffre. Paris.--Death came to Marshal Jot- fro, last of the chief French military readers of the World war, after a fort- night's illness in which it was neces- sary to amputate his left leg. The marshal was seventy-nine years old. His death removes from the world stage all save three of the great mili- tary leaders of the war--Field Mar- shal yon Hindenburg and Gem Erie Ludendorff of Germany and Gen. Johu . Pershing of tile United States. TWO BILLS'TO CURB GRAIN SPECULATION Measures Are IntroJuced in Both House and Senate. Washlngton.--Bllls were introduced simultaneously In t!m senate and house of representatives to curb spec- ulative operations in grain in all American markets and to tlghten gov- ernment regulation of exchanges un- der the grain futurcs act. Tile two bills were introduced In response to a recent request of Alex- ander Legge, clmlrman of the federal farm board, for legislation "with teeth in it" calling for strict govern- ment regulatlon of exchanges dealing In agricultural products, t The proposed program also Is a di- rect result of disclosures late last fall that Soviet agents lind been operat- ing on the Chicago exchange, selling Ilusslan wheat short for the deliber- ate purpose of flu'ther depressing the sagging American markets. The Sovl. et agents, it was charged, sold wheat sbort at a price on which delivery could not have been made. Tim bills are identical, the senate measure being Introduced by Senator Arthur Capper, Republican of Kansas, and the house measure by Represen- tative L. J. Dickinson, Republican of Iowa. They are aimed directly at short selling and at further operations in domestic markets by foreign govern. meats or their representatives. Tim Capper bill seeks to control short selling by Ihnitlng to 2,000,000 bushels a day the future sales by any individual or firm. Brokers also are forbidden to buy or sell grain for a foreign government without first, ob- taining the consent of the secretary of agriculture. Full publicity of such a prospective sale also must be given. Five Italians Killed on Transatlantic Flight Bolama, Portuguese Guinea, Africa. --The glory attained by ten Italian seaplanes in their transatlantic flight to Natal, Brazil, had Its prlee--five aviators were left behind dead and three were Injured. Two of the four- teen planes In the squadron were vh'- tually destroyed. As twelve of the phmes took off, one.of the red group, piloted by Cap- tain Recagno, crashed from a helght of 100 feet. The sergeant mechanic, Luigl Fois, was killed, the two pilots and tbe radio operator were Injured. Ten minutes after the take-off, the second plane of the white group was forced to alight on tbe sea at full speed. It took fire and the four crew members perished. They were Capt. Lu[gl Boer and Lieut. Danllo Bnrbl- cantl, pilots; Sergeant Mechanic Fel- Ice Nensl, and Radio Operator Ercole Imbastarl. Russian Atheists Open Farm for the "Godless" Leningrad.--The local society of mllltant atheists has organized Rus- 'sia's first completely "Godless" col- lective farms in the village of Plash v[tsl. The farm, wldeh is named "Tim Atheist," enlists non.believers only and so far Ires some 500 mere. bets, LEO BROTHERS HELD AS LINGLE'S SLAYER St. Louis Man Identified by Witnesses to Murder. Chicago.--Leo Brothers will go tO the electric ehalr for the murder of Llngle, It was declared by Pat Roche, chief investigator for tbe state's at- torney's office. "Thl nan will sit In the electric clmlr for the Lingle mur- der, I'll stake my officlal reputation on that," said Roche. "If he Is not the killer, then Llngle still is alive." Chicago.--Thls city's most Intensive murder investigation, the seareh for the slayer of Alfred ("Jake') Llngle, Tribune underworld reporter, killed last June 9 in the subway to the Ran- dolph street station of the Illinois Central railroad, has brought the au- nouncement that Leo B. Brothers, alias Louis V. Bader, a St. Louis gunman, has been positively ldentlflcd as LIn- gle's murderer. lie was arrested December 21 and since that time had been a secret pris- oner, closely guarded In a Chicago he. tel room. No formal charge has been placed against hhn. No indictment proceedings have been started.  The names of the witnesses who were reported to bare positively iden- tified him were wRhbeld, and Broth- ers has not retained a lawyer, per- baps because be has not yet had the opportunity. The charge and the defense have not been revealed. No confesshm has been announced. Seldom in the annals of Chicago , crime has the city been stirred by a more sensational nmrder case or by a more dramatic .climax to its subse- quent Invstigatlou. The accused murderer, although un- known to Chtcago police and having" no previous reeord of gang affiliations here, Is far fl'om being a stranger to the pollee of St. l,ouls. Its is at pres. ent a fugltlve from a gnng murder charge tbere and has been arrested more tlmn sixty thnes in that clty. Brotbers has blue eyes, blond wavy hair, and at the time of his arrest was well and expensively dressed. Cldef Investigator Pat Roche of the state's attorney's nfllce aud Iris staff of detective assistants, and the other members of the so-called "l)oard of strategy" appointed to investigate the LIngle murder, Clmrles F. Rathbun and James E. McShane, special assist- ant state's attorneys, and all amn- tuer detective, Samuel Lederer, store equipment nalnufactnrer, announced the capture and were given full credit for the intricate and tireless detective work which led to Brothers' capture. Ills whereabouts In Chicago were found and a net of watcbers wus thrown about his every* movement. When first located here, Brothers was living at Riviera hotel, 4900 Black- stone avenue. Two month s ago lie moved to the Lake Crest apartments, 4S27 Lake Park avenue, taking a sin- gle room. Clad tn trousers and shirt, hastily put on over hls pajamas, Brothers stepped into tbe hotel hall to answer a prearranged telephone call. The de- teetlves grabbed him and pinioned his arms. Roche pushed illm into the room he had Just left. A hurried search of the room revealed a revolver, fully loaded and cocked, ready for instant service, on the dressers. Brotbers was then commanded to dress and pack a bag, He was taken to the downtowu hotel, where he has since been held a closely guarded, secret prisoner. An immediate trim for Brothers, on the charge that he is the murderer of Alfred Llngle, will be asked by the state. Tbe state will ask the Jury to send him to the electric chair. A woman, sald to be a former sweet- heart of Brothers named Margaret Farmer, who Is also known by tlie names of Welsh and Clark, was ar- rested by the St. Louis police. Congress Draws Teeth From Jones 5-10 Law Washington.--A ntl-prohlbltlon forces in congress scored their biggest vlc- torylin tim eleven years of Volstead- ism When the house passed the Stohbs bill modifying the drnstic Jones "five und ten" law. The bill was sent t, Prehlent Hoo- ver for his signature, as the senate previously had acted on It. Liheral members of congress balled the passage ,' of this bill, drawing "teeth" from the Jones law, as the first step toward a return to reason In prohibition leglslatlon. Under tim Stohbs blll, Judges will be unable to send hill flask toters and other petty offenders to prison at hard labor for as long as five years. The brand of felon Is lifted from the minor offender. The Jones law provide d a maximum penalty of five years In prison at hard labor or $10,000 fine, or both, i'or any violation of the federal prohibition laws.