OCR Interpretation


The Daily Alaska empire. [volume] (Juneau, Alaska) 1926-1964, December 09, 1926, Image 1

Image and text provided by Alaska State Library Historical Collections

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045499/1926-12-09/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

THE DAILY ALASKA EMPIRE
“ALL THE A Elf S ALL THE TIME”
VOL. XXIX., NO. 4347. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1926. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS~
OIL MAGNATE ON
WITNESS STAND
IN OWN DEFENSE
E. L. Doheny Discusses Loan
to Fall—Knows Noth
ing of Oil Leases.
Washington, nee. 9.—Defense
witnesses today in ilie Government’?
case aaginst E. I,. Doheny and for
mer Secretary of Interior A. B. Full,
including Doheny, his wife, his son
Edward Jr., Rear Admiral Cole,
former Assistant Chief of Navy Op
eration, and Admiral Coontz.
Mrs. Doheny calmly testilied she
and her husband tore the signature
from the note signed by Fall bo
the latter would not be embarrassed
If Mr. Doheny died. The note and
signature, pieced together, was pass
ed around the court.
Edward Doheny, Jr., testified bis
father did not have the money so
he lent it to him and gave his
father the note.
Rear Admiral Cole testified tiie
Navy regarded the Hawaiian Islands
vital for defense and the Pearl Har
bor oil supply was of paramount
Importance.
Admiral Coontz testilied the Navy
General Board agreed to all oil
storage plans and all naval bases
In 1920.
Loan Evidence
Doheny testified that lie loaned
Fall $100,000 to help out an old
and very dear personal friend. More
than three years afterwards. Fall
gave him as security a bfbek of
ranch stock twice the value of the
debt principal.
Donheny talked in a quiet even
voice. Doheny said he and Fall
had organized a new county in
New Mexico. Fall said he was try
ing to get money from McLean,
Washington, I). C., publiser and
Anally telephoned to Doheny in
* New York saying he failed to get
tiie money from othpr sources.
Leasing Negotiations
Doheny said: ' I do not know the
details of the Pan-American leasing
negotiations. The president of the
company, Mr. Anderson, had direct
charge of that business and I did
not discuss the negotiations with
him cs they developed.”
Yesterday. Admiral Robison quot
ed repeatedly from Dohen’s test
imony before the Senate Committee
showing Denby did not know the
details of the Teapot Dome least
until the lease was approved.
Doheny said: "I think $100,000,
000 is u conservative estimate of
proht if there are that many bar
rels there to lie produced” in Elk
Hills in 25 or 40 years.
Cross examination began s'ter
Dcheny had testitieil lor fojr hours.
THOUSANDS ARE
ARRESTED OVER
LIQUOR ISSUES
WASHINGTON, Dec 9.—Prohibl
.lon Enforcement partially paid its
way last year through collection of
more than $5,000,000 in fines and
forfeitures Commissioner Blair has
reported. There were 74,000 per
sons arrested for violation of the
dry law, 6.000 automobiles and 678
boats were seized.
The Federal courts handled 53,
000 cases convicting 41,000 and
13,000 were jailed. There was also
a decrease of 22 2 persons on the
Prohibition payroll.
Alleged “Strangler”
Arrested, San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. ft.—George
Hutchings, lumberjack, has been ar
rested on suspicion he is the strang
ler of San Francisco, Seattle and
Portland women. He came here from
Portland.
1 -'.~-t
| *200,000 /or
j Work, Wrangell
I Narrows
I -
| WASHINGTON, Dec. ft—The
j War Department has allotted
| $200,006 for improvement of J
' Wrangell Narrows, Alaska.
.-k
■— ---—I
; Good Prospects
i For Auto Road
McKinley Park
SEATTLE. Dec. 9.—Super
temlent Karstens of Mount Me- j
Kinley Park, Alaska, enroule
north from Washington, I). ('.,
after a conference of Park Sup- ;
erintendents, declared the pros- :
pects were good for a Con
gressional appropriation for an
automobile road to Mount Mc
Kinley Park from the Copper
River. The cost of the exteu
, sion he said was estimated at
$550,000. |
■-—-—■
TWO COUNTRIES
ARE DIVIDED IN
NICARAGUA CASE
Mexico Recognizes One Fac
tion, U. S. Supports Rival
—Complications.
—— |
MEXICO CITY, Doc. !».—Mexico
announces recognition of the Ni
caraguan Liberal Government and
the inauguration of Dr. Juan Sacasa.
Revolutionist, as President.
The United States has recognized
the rival government headed by Gen.
Diaz.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Dec. 9.—
Guatemala has offered to mediate
between Sacasa and Diaz. It is re
ported the Diaz Government con
sidered it a challenge to the United
States prestige.
American companies on the east
coast have complained the revolu
tionists have interrupted operations
and they hnve been taxed twice of
what the t.ix was formerly.
The United States gunboat Tulsa,
with Marines, is at Puerto Abezas.
Sacasa has seized American build
ings for Presidential offices.
BEN R. LABAREE !
AMONG MISSING
Former Seward Mining Man
Disappears — Wife and
Children Are 111.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. The
disappearance of Pen It. Labaree.
forme rSeward, Alaska, mining man.
was revealed here today when De
puty Sherifs said they have been
searching for him since last Monday
night.
Labaree drove into Spokane from
his country home Monday morning
and left his automobile in a garage
here saying he was “going away for
a few days.”
Mrs. Labaree is ill at home with
the influenza and the two children
are now reported ill.
Mrs. Labaree said that when her
husband left home he was contem
plating buying cattle. She asserted
he had not been feeling well.
MANY MINERS
ARE ENTOMBED
BULLETIN — PRINCETON.
Dec. 9.—Dr. Miller, of the res
cue crew, estimated that 34
men were killed outright. He
predicted that many who have
been burned will die.
PRINCETON, Ind.. Der. 9.—Reven
men have been killed in a mine ex
plosion here. Two bodies have been
brought to the surface. About half
of fi8 men working are entombed,
Rome of the men had just gone to
work on the first morning shift. The
colliery employs 300 men.
This afternoon rescue rrows pre
dicted that the dead will reach 20
men at least.
i _> 0 »__
Thurston L Daniels
Dies in California
LOR ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 9.—
Thur3ton L Daniels, aged 58, Presi
dent of the California Pacific Oil
Company, has passed away here.
Daniels was a former Lieutenant
Governor of the State of Wash
ington.
§
'APPROPRIATION
j BILLS FOR TWO
DEPT. REPORTED
I
-,—
House Committee Makes
Recommendation for
Treasury, P.O. Depts.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. — The
House Apropriations committee lias
leported the Treasury and Post Of
fice annual supply hill. $753,813,300
for the Postal Service and $137,371
000 for the Treasury, including $11.
000,000 for Prohibition Knforceinent,
and $15,349,000 for nitti-liquor smug
gling. The Treasury is $12,000,000
below the current funds and the
Post Office Department $14,500,000
above. Both are below the Budge!
figures.
The House is considering, at Gen. |
Andrews request, doubling of 250,000 |
prohibition secret operatives.
SKINNER TELLS
OF CAPTURE OF
BOAT AND CREW
President of Sunny Point
Pkg. Co., First Witness
in Trap Robbery Case
Testifying today in t lie so-called
"fish piracy” trial In the I’. 8. Dis
trict Court, Gilbert Skinner. presi
dent of the Sunny Point Packing Co.
declared that Olfa Olsen. Captain of
tile seine ima1 Mildred, had admitted
to him and Supt. A. N. Minard, of j
the Kake cannery, that be and his j
companions hud taken about 1,500
salmon from one of tile company's
traps in Seymour Canal. Mr. Skin
tier was on the stand virtually all
morning.
('apt. Olsen. Andrew Halborsen.j
John Jorgensen and Haakon Thomp
son, are Jointly charged with larceny.
A jury was secured this morning 1
composed of: Mrs. W. S. George, Be- j
Hoy Vestal. Krnest Berggren. B. K.
Benson, John Morrison, George J.
Getchell, M. Ilaltn. J. P. Morgan, B.
Muellenberg. N. (). Hardy, Mrs. J.
A. Baker and H. D. Peterman.
Skinner First Witness
Mr. Skinner was the first witness i
called by the Government. He testi j
fled he bad seen a boat lying along- j
side tile trail as be approached it
on July 27, hist, in bis launch Wini
fred II. His attention was called to
the boat by a member of tlie crew
named Westerlund who was at the
wheel at the time. He said he
watched the boat through glasses as
he drew up to tile trap; tlint just be
fore he reached the trap, it drew
away and proceeded across Seymour
Canal about two miles. The Wini
fred II. then took the watchman off
the trap and questioned him. He
said, according to the witness, that
the trap had been robbed while he
was ashore in the woods. Mr. Skin
ner said that it was impossible for
the watchman to have been in the
woods as Ijis clothing was wet and
there were fresh fish scales on bis
back und bat. He also testified that
the log rail of the spiller was cov
ered with wet gurry and fresh scales.
Take Boat to Kake
The witness said the yacht then
crossed the canal to where the Mil
dred was lying at anchor. When it
came up to the seine boat, about half
of its seine was in the water and it
continued to make a set. Capt. Ol
sen, he said, at first denied tuking
fish from the trap but within a few
minutes agreed to go to Kake and
unload at the cannery. Arriving
there with the Winifred II, in convoy,
Mr. Skinner said the captain had
told him and Supt. Minard he had
bought the fish out of tlie trap from
the watchman, giving him $20. He
said he got about 1.500 fish.
After unloading all of the fish on
the Mildred, it was taken in tow by
a cannery tender and brought to Ju
neau by Minard. where the men were
turned over to Federal officials.
Mr. Skinner was crossexamined at
considerable length by Henry Roden,
who, with Grover C. Winn, is repre
senting the defendants. Most of it
was directed at his knowledge of the
cannery and fishing Industry. The
cross examination was completed Rt
noon. This afternoon the Govern
ment expected to put other members
of the crew of the yacht, and Mr.
Minard on tbe stand.
COUNT SHOWS
HE'S NO COUNT
r
NEW YORK. -%ev. !). — Count
I.udwig Salnj 1 jjiogstraeten admit
ted in the J)(Yorde suit here that lie
did not oven ptSjt for the wedding
ring when lie nlnrrtal Millicent Rog
ers, the Standard Oil heiress. lie
testified that he had done no work
since his wife left him in 1924 and
that he had lived on the money she
left him. It also developed that
his wife paid most of the honey
moon hills.
NEW OFFICIALS
OF CHAMBER TO
ASSUME OFFICE
_ j
The newly elected officers of the
('handier of Commerce, II I. Lucas,
President and W. S. Cleorge, Vice
President, will lie installed in office
at the noon luncheon meeting of the
Chamber tomorrow at the Castineau
Cafe annex, it was announced today.
It was expected that a record at
tendance would lie on hand for the
in st a I hi t ion.
Subscriptions to the Chamber's
192(1 Community Chest Fund aggre
gated $4,950.70, us shown by the an
which was approved early this week
liual report of Secretary F. A. Hoyle,
by the Hoard of Directors. Of this
sum actual cash collections were
$4.7111.70. Mr Hoyle will make a de
tailed report tomorrow of the Cham
ber’s activities during the year to
gether with a financial statement
showing the various expenditures,
etc.
Seattle Banks Cannot
Cash R. R. City Warrants
SEATTLE, Dee. 9.—The Washing
ton State Hanking Department an
nounced today that it will not per
mit Seattle banks to (ash street rail
way warrants. The City Council met
and took steps to liorow from the
hydroelectric department funds. Ten
smaller banks have agreed to cash
the warrants anail the Utilities Com
mittee voted to mak e$100.000 avail
able tomorrow for the November
payroll.
r -i
t
COOLIDGE IS
CANDIDATE AT
NEXT ELECTION
Democrats See in His Annual
Message Announcement
of His Plans.
WASHINGTON, Dec. !). — Demo
cratic Senators see in the annual
message of President Coolidge, il ■
livered on Tuesday to Congress, an
announcement of his candidacy for
re-election.
Senator Claude A. Swanson, of'
Virginia, said: "Mis message is j
surely not a farewell message. Iti
has all of the platitudinous de
clarations that a-loi n the dress of a
candidate."
Senator Pat Harrison, of Mis.is-I
sippl, said: The American people
regard the message as a doxology
tint he proclaimed it as an an
nouncement for re-election.”
Senator Henry Ashurst, of Ari
zona. said: “it is an anr.ounci mtint
of his candidacy. He will be nom
inated on the first ballot and he
will he defeated at the tolls."
~
LIQUOR TRADE
WITH U. S. IS
LUCRATIVE ONE
Vancouver Exporters Do
Business Estimated at
Millions Annually.
VANCOlJVr.it, H. ('., Dee. !»
Tlu Consolidated Kxporters officials
testified before the Dominion Com
mission yesterday ‘.hat liquor (raii
sai tions. mostly smuggling into C> ■
United Stales .‘'mounts to $0,2.>i'.
000 annually.
Wiliam .1. I.evin, Secretary, ex
plained that most of tile business
was done from Vancouver amount
ing to 1,000.000 ini iiaily.
I.evin agreed with the Commis
sion that tile United Distillers,
whose liquor Ills company shipped,
was sent as raw whiskey to Scot
land where it was rebottied and
rerhipped to escape taxes.
Inlransit liquor shipments which
are brought into Canada for the
United States would bring a yearly
revenue of $4,XOO.OOO if taxed. Sec
retary Nowell told tlie Commission.
A. ('. Wood, driver of liquor
trucks front Vancouver to file bor
der, said lie had been asked to
bring buck Inachine guns.
CALIFORNIA IS
HIT BY STORMS
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9. -Thunder,
waterspouts, lightning, hail snow anil
heavy rains visited Southern Califor
nia early last niglil.
Quake at Calexico
CALEXICO, Cal., Dec. 9 —Five
earthquakes, two very severe shocks,
shook this place during the night and
elsewhere in the Imperial Valley.
LIGHTNING STRIKES TANK
UREA. Calif., Dec. 9.—-Lightning
last night struck a tank on the farm
of the Union Oil Company for the
second time in nine months und set
fire to a 50,000 barrel tank of gaso
line and fTTreatened a score of simi
lar tanks before extinguished.
JUDGES TO GET
MORE PAY NOW
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9— After
listening to an attack on (thief Just
ice Taft, of the United States Su
preme Court, for receiving au annu
Ity from the Carnegie Trust Fund,
the House packed and sent to the
President the Senate bill carrying
material advance in salary for
Judges.
The salary of the Chief Justice is
increased from $15,000 to $20,500; Su
preme Court Associate Judges from
$14,000 to $20,000; Circuit Court
Judges from $R,500 to $12,500 and
District Court Judges from $7,600 to
$10,000.
I
IMPORTANT MISSING
WITNESS IN CASE OF
MRS. M’PHERSON UNDER
ARREST IN THE EAST
KENNETH G. ORMISTO.:
SENATOR REED
GIVES POSITION
ON PROHIBITION
Declares He Will Vote
Against Present Vicious,
Indefensible Law.
CHICAGO. Dec ‘1- Culled States
Senator .lames A. Heed. and Senator
Meet llawes, of Missonrl, informed
the \V T. I', that they would vote
wet despite the Missouri referendum !
which polled a dry majority.
Senator Heed said: "As long as I j
am in the Senate! I intend to follow
the light of my own reasoning and!
conscience in every vole I cast. I 1
would not vote for a law which 1 ,
believed vicious and indefensible
even if all the people in the world
wanted such a law upon the statute!
books.”
The National headquarters of the j
W. C T. U. declared the referendum ,
should he accepted as mandates upon I
Senators.
___ I
WET BEGINS HIS
FIGHT IN HOUSE
WASHINGTON. Dei. !). Repre
sentative James A. Galllvan, Demo
crat of Massac husetts, nils afternoon
began bis promised House wet at !
lac k against the $ 12,u0fl.iMT<l prohibl >
tlon appropriation in the Treasury.
Department bill.
Representative Galllvan said the
Treasury hail been wide open long
enough and "compared wllh Wheeler.
Captain Kid and the Chicago ma
chine gunners appear honest and
gentlemen ”
Representative Gallivan said that
one hlllion dollars have been spent
for prohibition and money will he
needed shortly for "south of the Rio
Grande where a storm Ih breaking."
VARE-SMITH
FIGHT IS ON
WASHINGTON, Dec. !* I'nited
States Senator C. (’. Dill, De mocrat
of Washington, has introduced a res
olution to reject the credentials of
Senators-elect Smilli. of Illinois and
Vare of Pennsylvania. Senator Dill
declared the Illinois and Pennsyl
vania Republican primaries "were
conducted In a way repugnant to
every idea of our institutions and
more money was spent than neces
sary to elect a President. The cre
dentials of Vare are tainted a’d
^sticky with money.
*
HARRISBURG. Penn . Dee 9.
—Kenneth G. Ormiston. former
radio operator of Angelus Tem
ple, Los Angeles, and who has
been linked in the mysterious
kidnaping and disappearance of
Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson,
Evangelist, was arrested here
last night in a rooming house.
He is today enroute to Chicago
in Custody of two detectives,
who traced him through two
letters.
Ormiston said: "There will
be a long hard fight before I go
back to California. I feel cer
tain that District Attorney Asa
Keyes is not very anxious to
have me go back and stand
trial.”
Ormiston has been writing
for radio magazines and has
sold his articles to appear over
his own signature. He was al
most without money.
"R ally, I can't understand
why it has taken so long for
somebody to find me,” said
Ormiston. "I nude no partic
ulai edict to hide. I have not
used any disguise aside from
assuming a different name. I
have not avoided public places
aud have been occupying my
present apartment for two
months. When the American
Detective Society was in con
vention in the Ambassador Ho
tel in Atlantic City, I used to
stroll through the lobby every
day and mingle with the detec
tives. Not one gave me a second
glance.”
Ormiston said he had had no
communication with Mrs. Mc
Pherson.
Much Wanted Man
Ormlston has been reported In
various parts of the country since
missing in the McPherson case of
last May. He is wanted, according
to Keyes, for explanation of his
movements ami especially at the
Carmel Cot tage-hv-tlie-sea. where it
is alleged lie and Mrs. McPherson
spent several weeks.
NO SIGNIFICANCE
I,OS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 9.—
Mrs. Aimee McPherson declared
"there Is no significance in Mr.
()rmi»ton’s arrest ns far as 1 am
concerned whatsoever. His ease has
no bearing on mine . 1 know noth
ing about him "
t
MINISTER IS ’
UNDER ARREST
Former Pastor of Portland
Church Indicted, Mann
Act Charge.
LOS ANOKLKS. Dec. 9.—Depart
ment of Justice agents have urrested
Rev. Walter (i. Jones, former pastor
of the Third Baptist Church, Port
land, Oregon, on an Indictment for
violation of the Mann act.
The minister is accused of eloping
from Fort Worth, Texas, last Alig
ns (.with Mrs. Pearl Lee, former
treasurer of the church
(iovernment men declared he de
serted l/is wife and daughter.
Mrs. Lee left her hitslmnd and four
small children. **
FUGITIVE FISHERMAN
ARRESTED IN CALIF.,
TO BE BROUGHT BACK
•T. ('. Sauers, Indicted at Ketchikan
Inst f..ll on a charge of robbing a
fist trail, has been apprehended at
Los Angeles, according to official
advice*1 received today by l'. S. At
torney V. t!. Slump. He will be
brou-ht hack fo Ketchikan to stand
trial it was said.
Sauers was indicted with Val
Klemm and Walter McCall for lar
ceny tiy the last graml jury sitting
nr Ketchikan. Klemm and McCall
.ore arrested and tried. Iinth being
convicted and given penal sentences
by Judge Reed. McCall la now in
McNeil Island penitentiary serving
his sentence A stay of execution
was secur' d In the Klemm caae and
i e is out on bond pending the out
come of an appeal to the Circuit
Court of Appeals at San Francisco.
I ' ‘

xml | txt