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Medford Mail Tribune The Weather Forecast: Tonight and Sunday (air; cooler tonight. Temperature: Highest yesterday 70 Lowest this morning 43 To Subscribers If your Mall Tribune Is not dellv-ered to you promptly, Telephone 75. Office open until 7 every evening. Please call ui before that time and a copy will be delivered to your home. Twenty-Sixth Year MEDFORD, ' OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1931. No. 206. Comment on the ' Day's News By FRANK JENKINS JAPAN and China are making faces at each other, and the league of nations la telling them that they MUSTN'T fight. If, with world conditions as they an and with the Kellogg anti-war treaties behind It, the league can't prevent Japan and China from going to war in this particular year It might as well fold up Its papers and quit. - t fkVER in Idano, they are talking of merging a large number of email counties Into a smaller number of large counties and thus saving a lot of needless public expense and so In time reducing taxes by the simple and sensible process of SPENDING LESS. Idaho has done a lot of smart things in recent years, and apparently is in the mood to go on and do more. fJERE In Oregon, a couple of decades ago, we developed a mania for cutting up big counties and making small counties out of them. With one possible exception, no good has ever come of this process, whereas plenty of barm has resulted from It. 1 If we had now no more counties In Oregon than we had a half century ago, our costs of government would be smaller and the efficiency of our government would be at least as great. M npHE possible exception to this rule Is Deschutes county, which, along with Jefferson, was carved out of mighty Crook. The great growth of the lumber Industry at Bend has probably Justified the creation of a new county. Jefferson, however, would be better off if It were back with Orook. Lincoln county, pried loose from Benton years ago, is another Instance of a new county that would be better off If It had remained under the old family roof. HERE Is an Interesting statement made by a housewife of this community tba other day: "Tou can't go wrong on any good standard article In these days whether It Is an electrlo range, an lceless refrigerator or an automobile. If they're standard, well-established products, they're all good and "will give satisfactory service." THAT Is true. And you can THANK ADVERTISING for It. Advertising has given such tremendous value to established trade names that the manufacturers of the articles that bear thee names can not afford, under any circumstances, to trifle with the QUALITY of their products. That Is why you can always buy an advertised article with entire assurance that it will give satisfaction. F' YOU read the' duller news In the papers, along with the sprlghtller atones, such as the doings of colorful characters like Scarf ace Al Capone, you have noted that since the beginning of Its fiscal year which means money year on July 1, the government of the United States has gone Into the red to the extent of a half billion dollars. This Is partly due to the fact that Its Income has fallen off and ALSO due to the fact that It has spent too much. Governments, you see, are just like private Individuals. AST year, the government of this " great country ran behind In Its accounts a little less than a billion dollars. In the first three and a bait months of the present fiscal year, It bas run up a debt of approximately a half billion. So far, this Isn't serious, because in this great and rich and STILL GROWING country the addition of a billion and a half dollars to the public debt Isn't anything to worry about. But the process WILL BE SERIOUS It it Isn't checked. ALL the serious financial difficulties of Europe, and they have been numerous, as everyone knows, started with the spending by governments of more money than these governments were taking In, That la exactly what wa are doing In this country, and If we KEEP IT UP long enough even we will get Into serious trouble, great and rich as we are. ftNK reassuring' thing about us 1 that down at the bottom, under all the fluff and the feathers, we are iCopUaujaJ SB JoJ HARVARD TRIMS ARMY 14 T0 13 BY AIRATTACK Brilliant Work by Captain Wood Gives First Win Since 1910 Buckeys Defeat Michigan, 20-7 WEST POINT, N. Y, Oct. 17 (AP) Harvard, led brilliantly by Captain Barry Wood, beat Army, 14 to 13, today tor the first time since 1910 in a spectacular game before a record West Point crowd of 26,000. Wood's' passing led to two touchdowns by Bernle White after Army ran up all Its points In the first period with Ray Stacker starring. ANN ARBOR, Mich, Oct. 17(AP) Ohio State defeated Michigan, 20 to 7 In their annual football game here today. The Buckeyes rushed the Michigan players off their teet to score two touchdowns In the second half after the teams were even with one touchdown each In the first two periods. STAQG FIELD, Chicago. Oct. 17 (AP) Yale conquered Chicago, 27 to 0, today In Its first football Invasion of the west. The game, played as a tribute to Amos Alonzo Stagg. famous son of Old Ell, for his 40 years of service to Intercollegiate athletics, was a complete rout for the Maroons. They were outplayed and outclassed In everything except courage. Football Scores First Period Oregon, 0; Southern California, 7. .California ?; V. S. C, a Finals Delaware 7; Navy 12. Dickinson 10; Fenn State 6, Oberltn 2; Case 24. Hobart 7; Union 33. Uunlata 6; Gettysburg 0. Allegheny 20; T.htel 0. Princeton 0; Cornell 33. Michigan Reserves 0; Ohio State Reserves 6. - Williams 13; Rochester 6. Westchester Teachers 0; Drexel 12. Lehigh 0; Pennsylvania 32. , Worcester Tech 6; AmheYt 19, Colby 6; Vermont 0. Illinois Wesleyan 6; Michigan State college 34. Rhode Island 0; Bates 3. Western Reserve 0; University of Pittsburgh 3. Wesleyan 7; Bowdoln 0. Conn. Aggies 7; Trinity 0. Simpson 0; Ohio University 22. Ohio State 20; Michigan 7. New Hampshire 13; Maine 7. VUlanova 12; Boston College 6. Massachussets 33; Norwich 6. Manhattan 0; Colgate -83. Duke 0; Davrctbun 0. Georgia 32; North Carolina 7. U. C. L. A. 0; Northwestern 10. At South Bend, Ina, Drake Notre Dame 63. Kansas State, 13; Kansas, 0, Syracuse, 33; Florida, 12. Indiana, 0; Iowa, 0. Holy Cross, fl; Fordham, fl. West Virginia, 10; Washington Lee, 0. Columbia, 10; Dartmouth, 6. 0; !T HIGHV BOOSTERS' HEAD NEWPORT, Ore., Oct. 17- (AP) A. W. Norblad, of Astoria, former governor, was elected president of the Oregon Coast Highway association at the organization of the group here yesterday. The association Is dedicated to work for speedy completion of the grading, surfacing and bridging of the 14-mlle stretch on which work remains to be dor?. G. E. Krelger of Marshfleld was elected vice-president, and E. W. McMindes, Astoria, secretary-treasurer. Of the 396 miles of the coast highway, slightly less than 14 miles remain to be completed. In this distance five ferries operate across bays and waterways.. Concrete bridges will replace these ferries where possible. The association announced plans for a mammoth celebration attending the opening of the highway early next summer. CHICAGO, Oct. 17. (AP) Chicago's sixteenth theatre bomb seriously burned the man, police said, who caused It to explode. Peter Mooney, who was released four years ago from Joliet prison, was Injured about the face. body, and legs when the sulpher machine Ignited beneath his coat during the climax of a motion picture at the Colony theatre, on the southwest side, last night. Police said the bomb was Intended to terrorize tba audience q( fiQO. NORBLAD NAMED COAST HIGHWAY THOUSANDS ATTEND MORROW RITES Associated treat fhoto This picture shows a part of the large crowd that stood at the doors of the First Presbyterian church In Englewood, N. J., to honor the memory of Sen, Dwlght W. Morrow of New Jersey. Thousands attended the simple funeral. MOTHER PISTOLS 4 CHILDREN, SELF WILMINGTON, O., Oct. 17. (AP) Wearied of poverty, a 35-year-old mother last night killed herself and her four children. Using a revolver her husband kept In the home, Mrs. Russell Ward of Reesvllle, near here, one by one shot her three daughters, Arlene, 11, Audrey, 8, and Edith, 7. and her son, Richard. Although Mrs. Ward left no explanation, Coroner C. E. Klnzel said he was convinced she was made desperate by financial difficulties. Ward, who was not at home at the time of the killings, said hla wife had acted strangely recently and complained of feeling 111. The husband, a tool maker who has been dependent on odd jobs recently, found the bodies when ha returned home last night. The three girls were dead In the bedroom, but the boy died In Ward's arms as be frantically tried to revive him. 1 AS OF Cornelius D. (Connie) Clark, 35, former valley resident, was arrested last evening by state police on the Davis cut-off road In the Central Point district, on a warrant Issued In Klamath county, alleging child-stealing. Clark has been in this valley for a week or ten days, and the authorities atate, had eluded capture. When cornered last evening Clark, In an auto, attempted to escape again. Clark bas been sought for several months, and la alleged to have taken his three minor children, Melvln, 11, Thelma, 9 and Bonnie, 6, contrary to court orders Issued in Klamath county, following lengthy divorce proceedings over the custody of the tots. According to a statement made by Clark to the police, the children are not with him now, and he refused to divulge their present whereabouta. The authorltlea say that Clark came here recently from California and was gathering up his personal effects for the final "getaway." He has been In the Talent district during his present visit. Klamath authorities will arrive this afternoon to take Clark to Klamath Falls. He refused to make any detailed statement of his present difficulty. staggTauded at yale club feast CHICAGO, Oct. 17. (AP) Amos Alonzo Stagg scanned '.Is 40 years as a builder of youth at the University of Chicago last night and pronounced the dogma that has won his acclaim: "I've had the chance to touch young men and I've tried to touch them in the right way." "The grand old man1 who faced the climax of his 40th year at Chicago with the Tale game today, was the guest of honor at a banquet of the Yale club of Chicago last night. ' Surrounded by many of his fcrmer Yale classmates, he heard the tributes and cheers of hundreds of sons of Ell, who hailed htm as the "the head of bis profession." Edison Deeper In Clutch of Coma WES!" ORANGE, N. J., Oct. 17. (AP) Dr. Hubert 8. Howe, announced shortly after 2 p. m., that "the depth of Mr. EdlbOn's coma Is Increasing. "Mr. Edison has developed a gradual acceleration of his pulse and rate of reoperation." Dr. Howe aald. WASHINGTON, Oct. l7.-(AP) Harry E. Rowbottom. former member of congress, convicted of accepting bribes in connection with postmaster appointments, was paroled today, effective November 0. Row-bottom a sentence would have " plied, nsxfc Pahnrjr. ft, OF E IS PLEA TO IURY CHICAGO, Oct. 17. (AP) United States District Attorney George E. Q. Johnson pleaded with a federal Jury today to convict Al Capone for evad lng Income taxes and rid the city of his "sinister Influence." "His counsel suggested that this man is a modern Robin Hood," said the. grayhaired prosecutor, speaking slowly and emphatically. "Did this Robin Hood buy thousands of dollars worth of diamond belt buckles for the unemployed? Did this Robin Hood buy thousands of dollars worth of meat to feed the poor and hungry? Were those 927 shirts to pro tect the men who sleep beneath the city's streets?" Johnson said he was "a little be wildered" by the defense's attempt to "place a halo .of mystery and ro- mance" around the head of the gang leader. ALLEGED INJURY After less than an hour's delibe ration, the circuit court jury in the case of Mrs. Nettle Marcho against Dr. B. C. Wilson, county physician, and D. W. (Ike) Dun ford, county Jailer, returned a ver dict this afternoon, denying Mrs. Marcho damages on any of three counts for 113,000. The verdict was signed by all but two of the Jurors Mrs. Cordelia G. Root, housewife and Carl Goetsche, realtor, both of this city. R. E. Sweeney was foreman. WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. (AP) President Hoover will board the warship Arkansas, probably late today, for a 36 -hour cruise designed to reach It-, climax In a ceremonious whirl of activities at the battle of York town celebration. Planning to remain close to his desk at least until It Is cleared of pressing governmental matters, the president purposely left the time of starting Indefinite. Anchor will be dropped off Hamp ton Roads, Va., at 8:30 tomorrow af ternoon. Approximately a half hour later the president will deliver a radio address at Fortless Monroe on unem ployment relief. Fair Weather For Coast Next Week Oregon: Pair interior and cloudy on the coast tonight and Sunday; cooler Interior tonight; gentle changeable winds offshore. Weather outlook for Oct. 10-24, for the far western states: Is for normal temperature and fair weather except for considerable cloudiness and cccaslonal showers on Washington and Oregon coasts. Slap By Swordfish Pats Eltinge In Hospital Bed LOS ANOELES, Oct. 17 (API-Julian Eltinge, famous female Impersonator of stage and screen, ate swordfish In his hospital room with a vengeance today. Eltinge was not eating much fish, however, for he had undergone an abdominal operation as the result of a giant swordfish lashing out Its broad tall against his mid-section. While fishing early this week from the Talayak, formerly the Shamrock III of the late Sir Thomas Lipton'a ownership, the actor and Dr. Earl O'Donnell hooked a giant swordfish. After fighting It more tb4 two hours the, brought It V HOLMAN RULE IN CONTROL BOARD Power One Man to Call Meetings and Transact Business Irks Voting of Meier Proxy Also Irritates SALEM. Oct. 17. (AP) An opinion on the power of one member of the board of control to call meetings, con sider and order matters of business as actions by the board was expected today or tomorrow by Attorney-General I. H. Van Winkle. A ruling on this matter and the power of votes by proxy of absentee members was requested by William Elnzlg, secre tary of the board, at the suggestion of Hal E. Hoss, secretnry of state. Specific meetings referred to by Hoss Included that of September 34 when Rufus O. Holman, state treasurer, called and presided at a meeting of the board, with both Governor Julius L. Meier and Secretary of State Hal E. Hoss absent. Purchased Cars At this meeting the board, by proxy votes of absentee members purchased 25 new cars for the state police. Following this action, the minutes of that meeting reveal, the board also considered and accepted Items Involving the expenditure of state money. These actions, Hoss said, were not by proxy vote but by authorization ot the single memoer present. Action by the board requires vote or approval by two members, he snld. In the other Instance referred to. Hoss pointed to the request for the resignation of W. H. Balllle, superintendent of the state training school for boys, at the meeting last. Tuesday. Hoss was absent and voted against Balllle's removal and the election of Sam Laughlln to succeed him. Holman, alGo present, Introduced the resolution calling for the action, voted for it and cast the vote of Governor Meier as written him by the governor. Bulllle Still on Job The action by the board provided for the removal of Balllle as of October 18. Late yesterday Balllle was still In charge of the training school, as provided by his bond, In lieu ot proper steps taken by officials to relieve him of his office. Laughlln at that time had refused to accept the duties pending an opinion from the attorney-general as to the legality of the move. His bonds, not yet approved, are In the secretary of stato's office, and Balllle remains In charge of the school. The specific requests made by Hoss for opinions were: "In the absence of- two members of the board of control can the one other member call and hold special meetings of the board of control, and have his acts recorded and attested as the official acts of the board? "In the event of the absence of one member of the board, with the remaining two membera taking opposite sides on a question, what Is the status of the said question? "Can one member of the board cast either the telephoned or written proxy vote of. an absent member, and have It recorded and made the official act of the board?" CALIFORNIA GIRL L 8T. LOUI8. Oct. 17 (AP) Miss Mary Pontanna of Caruthers, Colls "America's champion milkmaid" for the next year. Three times winner of the Pacific slope title, she won the national championship, a cup emblematic ot it and 125 In cash at the national dairy show hero last night. With gentle prize-winning cows for her subjects, she drew 148 pounds and 10 ounces of milk In 30 minutes. Miss Gloria Miller, Pacific, Mo., finished second, only 10 ounces behind the winner. The milkmaid contest, one of the sidelights of the dairy show, was conducted In 3-mlnuto periods twice dally. , . No Bids Received On Pooled Prunes ROSEBURO, Ore. Oct. 17. (AP) As a result of the circumstance that no bids were received on the Douglss County Proune Growers' association prune pool here yesterday, another pool Is to be offered Oct. 28 at "the best obtainable price." gaff. Thinking the fish was dead after It had been brought aboard hip. the fishermen approached their catch. Unexpectedly, the fish lashed out Its tall, catching Eltinge In the abdomen and scratching Dr O'Don-nell's hand. Complications followed In the Injuries to both men, an abdominal operation being necessary for the actor and treatment for blood poisoning resulting for the doctor. Both are In a local nospltal. Both are being fed awordfUh through the courtesy of hospital attendants who permitted them to place their catch Id, (be (Old, ttorag room. ARSON QUARTET TO SERVE LONG PEN SENTENCES Wright Confessed 'Torch,' Gets Ten Years Robbins Draws Five-Year Jolt-Wives Given Two Years Two men and their wives confessed arsonists were sentenced to long terms In the state prison at i Salem this morning, by circuit Judge J. T. Brand of Marshfleld. L. B, Wright, admitted "torch" of the firebug gang, was meted a maximum sentence ot ten years. Ivan Robbins, his partner, received five years, maximum. Mrs. Ann Wright, mother of two boys, and Mrs. Robbins, each received a maximum sentence ot two years at Salem. Truman Robbins, a brother of Ivan, who came here from Coos county to see him, was arrested by state police last night and charged with alleged possession of liquor. Men Take Ulume Wright and Robbins, In pleas be fore the court, asked for leniency for their mates, shouldered all the blame and declared they had only a passive role In the Incendiarism. The two women also asked for mercy, Mrs. Wright on behalf of her two young sons, who will now become wards of the county. The quartet will be taken to state prison Monday. Wright admitted he was the "brains" of the plot, and received the heaviest sentence. He confessed to the state police and sheriff, they say. that he took part In a similar enter prise at Sedro-Wooley, Wnah., hie former home, a year ago. The insur ance was collected, but his accomplice fled with It. Fire Looked Suspicious On September 14, last, the four people set fire to a dwelling in the Buckshot Hill area, after filling It with their own effects and goods purchased on the Installment plan. bc i ore touenmg the match, they re moved ail keepsakes and personal property. They held an Insurance policy for S2000. but confessed that the value of property burned did not exceed 400. Suspicious circumstances were Investigated by the state police and Insurance adjusters, with the result that the four were arrested a week ago and all confessed the plot. The Robbins formerly lived at Empire City, Ore., the Wrights were transients. E READY TO FIGHT FOR FATHERLAND VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 17. AP) Leaders of the Chinese colony hers saia today Chinese nationals through out Canada, numbering some 25,000, are prepared to organize a volun teer battalion of infantry to raise money for an aviation corps should developments In Manchuria Justify It. They said while such centers as Windsor and Toronto, Ont- and some organizations in Vancouver are urging the nationalist government to declare war against Japan, the majority of the colonies are adopting a waiting policy to see If the League of Nations will settle the dispute. i ney said several thousand dol lars have already been subscribed in victoria and that Windsor, Ont Is conducting a campaign to raise $25,000 to equip an air corps. TO REFUND TAXES SALEM, Oct. 17. (AP) Announcement was made today by Rufus Holman, stats treasurer, thst he hss successfully negotiated a loan of 1,000. -000 with which to finance the return bj the ktat of approximately 930,-000 In refunds ot the 1029 atate Intangibles tax declared Invalid In the courts. Work of drawing the warrants for the more than 19.000 Individual refunds Is now going forward In the office of the secretary of stats under the authority of an act of the 1931 legislature. RAIL RATE RAISE DECISION DELAYED WASHINGTON. Oct. 17. (AP) The interstate commerce commission let It be known at noon that Its decision on the railroads petition for a 15 per cent Increase in freight rates would not be handed down today. There was; no official Information whether the commission has formulated Its opinion. In commission quarters It was regarded as likely ttoa a decision had beta rsachsd, Traditic Is Trample ' n By Mrs. ' ver . (AP) 3f which Ite proud WASHINGTON, J Another old precr the American navy Is at the edge of ' v Custodians of nnV lore can not recall that any officer's wife bas ever been given official permission to sail aboard a battleship. One did take such a trip some years ago and an admiral was put ashore without command as a result. But Mrs. Hoover has Invited the wife of Admiral William V. Pratt, ohlef of naval operations, to accompany the presidential party to Yorktown on the battleship Arkansas. JAPAN UNDECIDED EOF Ruling That Troops Must Evacuate Zone Would Place Administration in Bad Predicament, View GENEVA, Oct. 17 (AP) Prentiss 11. Gilbert, American representative, and 12 members of the League of Nations council agreed tonight that their governments should send a note to Japan and China, now in conflict In Manchuria, calling attention to the engagements of the two nations under the ' Kellogg-Brland pact. TOKYO, Oct. 17.-(AP) Japan was undecided today as to whether It would defy the League of Nations In the event the latter refuses to reconsider Tokyo's contentions on questions of legality Involving the league council's discussion of the Slno- Japanese dispute over Manchuria. If the league doclded unconditionally that Japanese troops must evac uate Manchurlan territory outside the Japanese controlled South Man churlan railway zone, the Tokyo administration likely will have to face a very serious' situation to say the least, In the fact of the army's stand opposing the Interference of any outside agency In adjustment of the main problem. Question Decision A spokesman for the foreign offloe said: "Tokyo still has very grave doubts as to the propriety or strict correctness of the league's decision that is, the question of whether the American observer, rightly or wrongly Is entitled to sit In the council sessions. Therefore the government has every hope that some sensible way will bs found eventually to satisfy all parties." As v'owed In government circles, Japan will continue to adhere to Its contention that the Kellogg pact was not violated when Japan occupied certain Chinese territory "In self defense." INTANGIBLES TAX SALEM, Oct. 17. (AP) Circuit Judge Hill heard arguments today of attorneys for Oeorge W. Hobson, Multnomah county, and E. 8. Porter, Marlon county, In which they are seeking to allow their client to Intervene as real property taxpayers In the case of Maude B. Oreene against the state tax commission. The case Is one brought to attack the validity of the Intangibles tax law of 1031. The argument for taxpayers who would Intervene In the . suit was to the effect If the Intangibles tax law were Invalidated their taxes on resl property would be Increased, that levies made under the 6 per cent limitation amendment were In part purely guesswork and that plaintiffs In the suit attacking constitutionality of ' the Intangibles law were simply attempting to evade payment of any taxes at all AT CHURCH MEET ATLANTA, Oa., Oct. 17, (AP) Ths Rev. C. Ryder Smith, president of the Wesleyan Methodist church of Great Britain, told the sixth ecumenical conference of Methodism that the Individual's loyalty "is to Ood. and for the glory of Ood nations may need to deny themselves. Bishop James Cannon, Jr., who was Indicted yesterday by a federal grand Jury for violations of ths ocrrupt practices set, was given an ovation as hs entered the church to attend the first session. 25 MEXICAN SOLDIERS SLAIN BY REBEL BAND MEXICO CITY, Oct. 17. (API Twenty-five federal soldier were killed or wounded near Ixhautlan, state of Vera Crus. In an engagement with an unidentified rebel band, a dispatch to Excelsior said .today. Navy IIS MAIN SHOTFOR DEER OCAL Body Discovered On Trail, Umpqua Divide, Identified as Well Known Mountaineer Seek Clues The body of Lor is Martin, 03, a mountaineer, well known throughout Jackson county, waa found yesterday afternoon by Joe Roe. on a lonely trail. In the Umpqua divide country, 14 miles from Trail. Positive Identification waa delayed until the arrival of Sheriff Ralph Jennings and Deputy Coroner Walker, near dusk yesterday. The Mall Tribune yesterday published the news ot the finding of the unidentified body at press time. Death, probably Instantaneous, was caused by a rifle bullet, fired by unknown hands, which entered Mar tin's body, Just below the heart and passed out the right aide. He was found lying face down ana had evi dently crawled for a short distance on his hands and knees before ex piring. The tragedy occurred within a mile ot the spot where 10 years ago, dame warden Arthur Hubbard or Ashland was ahot and killed, following a dispute over game law Infractions. In one of ths most sen sational trials in the history of Jackson county, Martin was acquitted on a plea of self-defense. Slain by Hunter, meory. The authorities hold strongly to the theory that Martin waa acci dentally slain for a deer by an unknown hunter, though the trail was open and a person was visible for a distance of 200 yards. Sheriff Jennings, Deputy Coroner Joy Walker, Assistant District Attorney Oeorge Nellson and Harry Skyrman. attorney, and nephew of Martin left this morning to search for clues by daylight and to unravel evidence that might Indicate foul play. Martin's rifle, without which he never ventured Into the hills, and his hat are missing. Sheriff Jennings thinks that a woodchuok carried off the head gear, but la unable to explain the absence of . the weapon, except that the slayer aocldently or purposely removed It to destroy evidence. Planned Trap Line. Martin lived In a cabin six mile up Trail creek, and from telephonlo Information waa planning on setting out a trap line. An aged man and neighbor of Martin's had a long conversation with him Monday or Tuesday, be does not remember which, He visited Martln'a cabin yesterday and found a pot of cold beans on the stove, and a pall of water with a light scum. It Is thought Martin had been absent from home two or three days. Condition of the body Indicated that he had been dead from 36 to 80 hours. Martin waa an experienced woodsman and knew every foot of the rough section In which he waa killed. He was a trapper In winter and in the summer tolled as a farmhand, miner or laborer. He was an expert powderman. He was a bachelor and led a lonely life. He was a friend of Ed Foetor, prospector, mysteriously killed, while hunting near Jacksonville, six weeks ago. The two worked In the Pennsylvania mine. In the Blue Ledge district two yesrs ago. Had No Enemies. Martin had no known enemies. He was of a quiet disposition, a crack ahot, with a rugged sense of honesty. He wss widely known throughout the northeast section of the county, where he had lived practically all his life. Martin's last visit to this city was about a month ago. He was employed on a surveying crew near Prospect the past summer. Roe found th. body of Martin while walking down th. Trail shortly before noon yesterday. Horror- stricken, he rushed to a forest service station and phoned to the coroners office. A guard was established. (Story On continued on Page Two) FAST EXPRESS TO E BOSTON, Oct. 17. (AP) Th Bos. ton Transcript today say paper have been drawn and will be filed at th atate house next week for th Incorporation of a company to acquire the navy's two great airplane carriers for use as exoreM steamers between this port and Europe. Tne acquisition, me wanscnp. says, will be contingent upon approval of President Hoover and th navy department. The carriers are the Saratoga and the Lexington, Three of the railroads entering Boston, the New Haven, th Boston Ac Main and ths Bo. ton as Albany, together with th Pennsylvania, have urn- tn endorse the financing and n Mtnnl Lh. mRIUWmtDL Th First National Bank of Boston and th banking house of Higglneon m company will raise funds up to for the Initial financing. the newspaper saje.

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