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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1925
PRICE FIVE CENTS
2 oif. win
FORTUNE IN JEWELS IS
CONSUL IS NABBED WITH
DEATH TOLL FROM SHIP:
HUGE FOREST BLAZE; IS
ENDANGERING PAS Ab EN A
14IM MEN WORKING! FRANTI
CALLY TO CONTROL" FIRE .
TAKEN BY FOUR BANDITS
CASES OF BEST LIQUORS
EXPLOSION IS MOUNTING
. IS OPEIluG BIDS
CEJK WORTH $200,000 STOLEN
HONORARY DIPLOMAT FINED
TOTAL NUMBER OF DEAD 1$
LV DARING ROBBERY
9120O FOR WKT GOODS ;
EXPECTED TO BE FD7TY ;
! i !
. Two' Crack Trains' Pile Up. in
Canyon When Signals Are.
! Misinterpreted .
BOTH - ENGINEERS "JUMP
Pilots of Train IP rrom Gab
When Crash Impends; Several
n w. . '
w-Auvit,, uoio., zing;- 2u. I
y Bsuciaiea rress. iwo lire-
men were kuied,.i passengers half!ahd hour in their task of sbrt
are known to hate been seriously J - mnflt .ai,,9hi iwlrv
ujiireu; uu a mners receive?
iHiuui ,iniiis m ii iieauiiu cuuigiuuwjjg j floor. -Two ot the robbers I
liweeq toe ranormie . specials
on the ,f Denver and Rio Grande I
'""" iHrutta iu utJuiiB;u.1Iw) ! the - fonrth remain ed In i.n
yon, ten miles west of Buena Vis-
in iuic luii uueruuuu,
The dead: Fireman . W. Taugh
pnbaunv of train Noj 7, and C. E,
Phelan .of train No. 8, both of
Salida, Colo. r i
Only the names of two of the
injured, both of them the ;- en-
gineers of the two trains 'whoj
saTed ; pemsehres ) by Jumping
when the crash occurred, were
available late today.
: They were G. Johnston of train
No. .7, and Ed Claire of train" No.
S, . Glalre la said to have a-frac
Failure on the part of a.tele-
Kraph operator at Tennessee Pass
to transmit orders to train No. 3
was reported to ' have been re
sponsible for the collision.
. Train No, 7 left Denrer at -4:15
o'clock .this morning. Train No.
8 left Salt Lake City, Utah, at 6
o'clock last night.
were heavily loaded with east and
wesi oouna passengers, ine ma-
jority of piem were tourists.
The trains crashed together at
Curve, in Gran I ttj Canyon and the
engine -and two coaches or tram
No. 8 were derailed and tossed
against the, canyon walls, near the!
banks of the Arkansas river which
Tt?ns through the canyon. ? '
trains to. meL-aranite, Jjnt
f-pin. r.w -. . h.f
iiiaiUH w di ui urrru in iukke h. i
r, u.-.Atun.jkrtii.: 1
ductor of train No. 8 to receive!
m lattiir in MrmAtn hA w
responsible for the crash. .
i Both trains were crack specials!
of. the D fc RG and" rate as the
fastest i hd most completely
equipped pn-the line. ' ' '
Bothr were pullman trains. No.
B carrying six passenger cars, and!
. ..- ,;
(continata a pace )
WOMAN SAID. SWINDLER
Search : extexdixo fkoc
COAST TO COAST ENDED
SEATTLE, Aug. 20. (By the
Associated Press.) After a three
year search from coast 'to coast,
local authorities announced today
that they had located In Detroit
Iarv K. Griffin -wanted here in
tniinfHMt ! with frauds onrrerat
fene j is wanted, for jumping
51500 bail here in October, 19 22,1
while . awaiting ' prosecution on
grand larceny charges for defraud
ing S. L. Lewis of $6700 on what
officials claim were forged ex
press, receipts for corset ship
ments. ; She is also wanted for a
similar: case of 12500. and it is
Raid that she defrauded other Se
attle people of more than $20,
- One complaint concerning $2,-
r00, asserted that Mrs. Griffin
borrowed money by giving a lien
on goods that were supposed to be
in storage but had no- existence.
She Was taken two years' ago in
Baltimore on the same ; eharges
and Governor Richie of Maryland
BLAZE SWEEPS FOREST
tX)RS OF MILLION DOLLARS
RESULT; OF RAGING FIRE
ULOWINO ROCKr N. C, Aug.
2 0. Grandfather mountain, near
here,, tonight , was a raging mass
of flames which were being spread
by a strong wind. Efforts to check
the firs, made little headway be
cause of the exceedingly dry con
dition of the undergrowth due to
Jthe almost total Jack pt rain In
this section all summer. -; - .
t. Those who have been endeavor
ing to fight the flames tonight
saw little hope of success unless
Tain should come soon. ;
u Estimates place the loss" of tim
ber at more than a million "dollars
?nent property, will destroy ome
of the most picturesque scenery In
'the section. . -
Fonr ; Highwaymen Hold Up -Six
'Employes and Raid Fire
Large Safes "-
CHICAGO, Ang. 20 (By the
Associated Press.) rJewelry valu-
ied at upwards of $200,000, most
i of. it "in diamonds, was ' the Ijoot
of a. robber quartet who late i to-1
day Invaded the seventh floor of-
f jCes! of Lazarus and Well, jewelry
manufacturers onj the fringe j of
the downtown district, held a half
dozent employes of the company! at
bay rand raided five large sales
and jf!ed without; disturbing 130
T1u robhr were en eared for
guttering the ch eap er -gems on
- arted the lewelrV. a third terror-
t.A u, r t, I
&so vliivo tv via fcnv yia uvia 1
ftntnUfthilA , w,th Wrrine
All men were masked, worked burPse 01 coordinating the ef
calmly and leisurely and as they torts-of all concerned in the fight
backed oat of tU office, pressed
the elevator button, whisked the
mask ft from, their faces as thev
nt anna'i in ana at tho hAfAtn ifiar-1
eed tha eleTator ODerat0r and fled
in thelr car officials of the cdm-8as
pan Jafter a cursory examination
ftalrtithA Aot vflD at least IzAO -1
1 ; : - T
000 - and possibly ' much - higher.
Halt of this is covered by insur
KIHG'S LIFE IIN DANGER
ATTEMPT-IS SAID MADE
HENDAYE, France, Aug. 20.
(By t he Associated Press.) A
traveler who. has Just returned
Both trainsUronJ Santander told a cfrcunistan-
"ai .wry toaay -oi an luiegea
of Spain at that 'place Saturday
night.;, j Later, the ; Spanish embas-
T made a fprmal denial, that
inereunaa oeea any suca anempi.
The king's assailant, the; traveler
reiatea,was arresiea as ne -W'Sliiam Hirth of 4he Missouri Farm
jarawwg a revolver irom ms Pock-
et just as tne Kingwas aproacn-
latter ;thearresty rumor were cur-
hnt hf mf.d
n vujuuu lit uta duvu va m. . - auc vv
...... c..l. 1. 1AA Hi.lBUDK, jtllTia. cartel, , was
been Wiled and that the king's
I chauffeur -also was wounded, i
I Aslthe traveler left Madrid it
was reported that a former radical
deputy or Barcelona vbaa oeea
seized "by the authorities. Circles
I in' touch, with the general director-
late of. security do not hide the ex-
lstence of a plot against King Al-
SWIM AGAIN 'ATTEMPTED
I ASIKWCAN GIRti IS NOT DIS
COURAGED BY. FAILURE
BOULOGNE, Aug. 20.-r-tBy
Associated , Press.). Undeterred
by her recent failure to swim the
English channel, Gertrude lEderle
wilt; make another attempt
has, tentatively fixed the date
August 31 or September 1
girl's trainer has given way
oid;"Biir Burgess, one 'of the
merilwho successfully negotiaited
the channel, and who trained Miss
Lillian. Harrison, the girl fromjthe
Argentine. ; During the nextj 12
days br tnore he ; will take ' Miss
Ederle under his guidance in the
full belief that if conditions
favorable she will this time 'Suc
cessfully swim the channel.
, 3l4 Harrison may take
water; along with Miss Ederle
she has made up her mind to have
a fifth .try at. the channel.
Ishka Helmy, the brawny Egyp
tian, will attempt a crossing Sat
urday or Sunday, r i
va - . : ' :. a "
GIRL CRUSHED BY CAR
YOUNG BRIDE MEETS DEATH
ON RAILROAD SPEEDER j
ASTORIA, Ore.j Aug. 2 0. xiar-
ian P. Hendricksop, a bride of two
months, was killed Instantly to
day while riding on a. epeederj on
the Big Creek Logging company's
logging road with her ' husband
an4 3Mrs.Ttoy McCary. ' !
According -to her husband, ithe
speeder struck a derail switch
which had been slightly opened.
Mr.j JlendricksOttjwas thrown for
wafd and off the car. by the slight
jar? and the front wheels; of the
speeder crushed her chest, death
resulting almost instantaneously.
Th body " was i brought" to As
toria .by County Coroner Hughes,
whp tonight declared that he did
notj jbelieve an inquest would be
heid.j - r';.;;. v: 1k
' Mrs. "Hendrlckson. who is the
I Portland, was about 27 years of
I ."' 9 was marrled "en"
-drlcksonyn June 5. , 5
28, Public Service Commis
sions Determine Methods '
to Combat Raise
USE OF WATER URGED
Diversion on Traffic From Rail
To Water and Highway Is
1 Declared : Best Way
ToForc Cat f
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Aug. 20.
(By the Associated Press.)
Methods of combatting the pro
posed increase in freigh rates in
ine esiem c.smci were oiscusa-
eu uere uouay uy ieiiicacuLauica
ot zs state puDUC service ana uui
itv commissions and representative
e oi agncuuurai ana snipping ia
terests. The conference is for th
PlnS agea agamst any increase
Declaring that an increase In
freight rates were unecessary J.
H. Mercer, secretary of the'Kan
Livestock association said the
raIIroaa8 were eneraUy. prosper-
Another note was taken by T.
W. 'Adams, writer on economics
and contributing editor of the
Kansas City Labor News. Adams
declared that "the present trans
portation trend is heading, ys
straight for government owner
ship unless something can be
done to check the tremendous
diversion of traffic from the rail
The diversion of traffic to high
way and river, he added, ' must
hnevUahiv rRnl in hlrher trans.
. An investigation by rate men of
the Tarious 'public service com-
mls6long to determine , the equity
0f freignt rates on agricultural
nrft(wt - Mmmrd with other
L - ommoditles was urged by. Wil-
n au Federation
BOY. KILLED IN FALIi
spokane. Aug. 20-whentis
P10 became . frightened by a Dee
thrown from the animal and euf
lierea "juries wnicn resuuea
ni8 aealft yesieraay ai me nome
y nis Prenis, wr. ana Mrs. ,
I wbs o.
TO AID HAXY IEX
SEATTLE, Aug. 20 (Br the
Associated Press.) The Interna
tional ; Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, which is adjourning to
morrow, here its eighteenth bien
nial convention after session that
opened Monday, decided today' to
intensify efforts, to organize work
ers in American navy yards and
to seek better pay for them.
WHAT'S IN A NAME! j i
1 . ' " . ":" '. L ' ' ' "'. ' ' ... .. " ' ' ' .. " . . Iv ' fyJ'J r i
W i 2- (B) 1 PROTEST 1,-1 ,Z
;.rfiJi wfe lt'i &t
240 Bottle of Champagne Includ
ed iq Varied Assortment
NEW YORK, Aug. 20. (By As
sociated Press.) Eugene Le
Bosse, honorary consul of the re
public of Haiti at Manchester, N.
II.,' arrived today on the steamship
Nlckerie-from Port Au Prince, ac
companied by 26 large andheavy
pieces of baggage.
A, customs agent asked for the
keys to the trunks.
-Sir." said Mr. Le Bosse, I am
diplomat. I claim exemption
from customs examination." .
"Sir,"; replied the agent. "I sus
pect that you have liquor hidden
among -your shirts."
"Certainly," assented the hon
orary consul, "all the ambassadors
bring In liquor."
"But you, sir,' the examiner.
pointed out, "are ot an ambas-
sadv. nor even a minister, but a
consul. 'and an honorary consul
Mr.-Le Bosse bowed to author.-
ity,. , ;i ' I.
"That trunk contains liquor
he said, "and so does' that case
They did hold liquor 240 bot
ties of champagne, vermooth,
whiskey, and a precious morsel.
five-gallon keg of best Haitian
"I abide by the laws," the con
sul protested to Edward Barnes,
assistant solicitor at the customs
house. "1 4 Just brought this in
for some of my friends. ' They did
not give me the money to purchase
it. I thought it was quite regu
lar. Never before, has my bag
gage been searched."
Mr. Barnes fined him $1200,
but offered him Immunity if he
would give the names of his
friends. : ' , ;
"No," said Mr. Le Bosse posi
tively. "It a crime has been com
mitted I alone am guilty and I
alone will pay the penalty." r '
TWO RIDERS AMBUSHED
SHEEP AND STOCK RAISERS
FIGHTING OVER RANGES
YAKIMA, Aug., 20.- Two herd
rJKbBTsrterr -FSifipmen in.the EaSt
Selah distflct, near here, "were
fired upon from ambush today; ac
cording to report received at
the sheriff's office. Glen Haynes
said that one charge - grazed the
inside of his saddle-horn as he was
crossing. a ridge. Both Haynes
and Phil Simons, another rider,
have been targets several times
for men in ambush, they reported.
According to the sheriff's office,
trouble has been brewing for some
time, since the men who have
leased' land In the district for
sheep grazing have concentrated
on driving range horses and stock
off the leased land. After today's
report, deputies Investigated and
found empty shells from a gun but
were unable to find other clues.
All Victims Are Terribly Scalded
By Live Steam From
Bnrsted Boiler -
NEWPORT, R. I., Aug. 20.
(By Associated Press.) The toll
Qf deaths in the Mackinac disaster
siooa ai 4 2 lonignt witn every in
dication that at least eight more
names would be. added to the list
These eight . persons, terribly
scalded when the boilers exploded
on the excursion steamer as she
steamed through Narragansett bay
on Tuesday night have not the
slightest chance to recoter, phy-
sicians asserted. I
Four other persons, reported as
missing, are believed to have
drowned. United States naval
fliers flew over Newport harbor
today In search of bodies. '
Investigation nf th i,,..-
moved swiftly today following the
arrival of. Inspector General
George Uhler, head of the United
States steamboat inspection serv
ice In Providence.
He left Washington to assume
charge of the federal probe on the
orders of Secretary of Commerce
Mr. Uhler Inspected the Macki
nac In Pawtucket, giving the ves
sel's .boiler a minute examination.
He declined to
make a nv at a to-1
Mrs. Francina. Holt of Provi
dence, died late tonight at the
naval hospital, making the 42nd
DRUNKEN DRIVER JOLTED
JOHN nURD IS GIVEN HEAVY
SENTENCE BY POULSEX
Driving an automobile while I
intoxlcated within the city of I
Salem has become a costly prlv-
liege. To this fact John D. Hurd
will testify, for when he appeared
yesterday before Police" Judge
Poulsen on a compound charge of
drunkedness and driving his car
while intoxicated he received a
sentence of tlQ0tiftfLi&uto.ta
the city jail, and revocation of
his drivers' license for 90 days,
indications were that he will not
pay his fine and will elect to lay
out the extra time in jail.
. Hurd was arrested Wednesday
by Traffic Officer Edwards after
an accident in which a car driven
by Hurd struck a machine driven
by Alfred G. Moon. B,y occupa
tion Hurd is a carpenter.
SPLINTER CAUSES DEATH
YAKIMA, Aug. 20.Ten days
ar Cecilia Neuve. fi. ran m. snlinJ
ter In her foot while playing. To
day she died from bloodpoisonlng.
The child was removed to a hos
pital yesterday, but efforts to save
her life proved futile.
Chehalis Officials Believe
They Have Clue; All Dep
uties Called Uut
PORTLAND IS DOUBTFUL
Many Wild Rumors Ran Down
Without Result;' Chief fuy
Killers May Still Be
Ia Rose City
CHEHALIS, Wash., AugJ 20.
Three men In an Oregon licensed
automobile who were believed to
be the escaped covicts, from the
penitentiary at Salem," stopped at
Toledo, 20 miles south of here at
10 o'clock tonight. Word was
flashed here- to Bheriri !rani
Robert and tne sheriff and. his
deputies, as well-as the city po
lice, took the field at once, cov
ering all roads in this vicinity.
According to the officers nere
this Is the most reliable clue on
the missing men that has 'devel
oped in southwest YV'.shiagton.
The word came from the .owner
of ,the service station t Toledo
known as the Teapot Dome sta
tion. The car containing the
three men drove up to the station
. . . ..An-
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UU, I'HtU. . I
all the more quickly when he
noted the men all carried rifles.
When the. tank was filled the mo-j
torists told the manto go to
h.iv and soed awav. fiberilf
Roberts at once was notified by
telephone. He called in Deputies
John Shipley. Felix Hereford, Lew
Clampitt. and they wfere Joined by
chief of Police John;Carr and Pa-
trolman George King, P. W.i North
nd Robert FallonT !
These officers deployed along
the high ways- on .both sides of the
city and "a dragnet was thrown
out all over Lewis county points
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug.
Though three days have elapsed
since the trail of Tom Murray,
James (Blackie) WIMos and Ells
worth Kelley, escaped convict
killers was Picked up In Portland,
only to be lost again,' police were
still on the alert tonight for the
Several residents In Portland,
most of thenf in the so called north
end were still under the watchful
eyes of police detectives accord-
lng to Chief Jenkins. Police
heads admit it possible that the
fugitives are still In the city.
"One guess is as good jas an-
other," Captain Moore of the in-
(Coatioaed a pact 4)
FIRE DESTROYS H
. . . . i
NO I.IVES ARE BELIEVED LOST
IN $150,000 BLAZE;
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 20.
-(By Associated -Press.)! The
three-story Land on hotel here was
burned 'to .the'groundjthlsl after
noon causing damage of $150,000
to it and surrounding property,
but na lives are believed to have
been lost. The fire which: burst
j from top to bottom Jf the; build
ing In almost a minute. Is believed
I to have started in a linen room or
in the front of the kitchen. !
WTlth the hotel register de
stroyed.it was Impossible to make
a check of the guests In the hotel.
but hotel officials are of the opin-
I ion that all escaped. .
Mrs...F. -R. Senor -of San An
tonio; E.' L. Davenport, ; hotel
clerk; Louis Schlesslngerj. San
Antonio, and ST S. Harris of Fort
Stockton, had narrow escapes flee
ing from their t rooms. All but
Davenport suffered slight burns.
LUUAL Ur IIDN ORDERED
TOWNS IN BRTTISH COLUMBIA
TO REGULATE' LIQUOR
- VICTORIA, B. C, 'Aug. 20
(Canadian Press.) A provincial
order in council today gave Brit
ish Columbia local option! as to
beer. In parts of the province,
beer is dispensed by the glass and
in other" parta"b the bottle only.
The provincial government is the
only legal seller of alcoholic
drinks. ..." '
The electoral .riding of New
Westminister has been beseeching
.the cabinet to find some way for
disposition of beer there.- The
merchants of New Westminster, a
city twelve miles east of Vancouv
er, complained that be'er drew peo-1
pie to the latter city, and they did
j -u.uS wBy irom nome.
. t.Tff.r d"reed that of ne
eight ridings In the province shall
vote on ber whenever 4' per c-t
oi tne reg stered voteii peUtian
for an election. ,
Ovrr 4.000 'Arm Burned Over "by
J j Brush Fire With Six
i f , Mile Front
PASADENA CaU Ag. 20.
(By Associated Press.) Fonrteen
hundred men 'were tonight fight
lag & brash tire In Big TIJunra
canyon region, nine miles north of
here, which was adrancing oo a
six-mile front and in. some place
was within four n lies of -Pasa?
dent. Another fire; 14 miles from
Pasadena, in the -Verdugo hills,
was reported to the fighters l late
today. It is not considered seri
ous.; ; . .. . ;
: The Big Tijunga fire was burn
ing, briskly on north and ' south
fronts, having covered 4,000 acres
since It started last Tuesday, but j log aalt the recent optaloa giT
the fighters announced they had Ira ly Attoriey Central Van
succeeded in checking, temporarily I
at least, the La Crescenta valley I
and lower Arroyo Seco watersheds. I
The pper watersheds are stJtl In j
County authorities' announced
they. were investigating two pri
vate surveying parties which were I
seen in the Big Tijunga ' region I
shortly before the fire atarteJ.
Twenty-fire men who were' be
lieved trapped In .Dark Canyon, ar
rived safely after many. of them
had received slight burns la their
escape from the adrancing flames.
rrn m m -ravrrc nun i h;cum...i .nk , . ..
GEORGE J. PARSOX3 IS SUI
CIDE AT WE-ST SALEM
Despondent over continued ill-1
health, George J. Parsons. 72. re-1
tired farmer living in West Salem.
committed suicide shortly after 7
o'clock yesterday morning. 1 He
had suffered from heart trouble
and high blood pressure for maffy
years and recently had been fre
quently In acute pain.
Mr. Parsons arose at 4i.30 yes
terday morning to build the fire
and do chores In his customary
manner. About 7 o'clock he left
the house and did not return.
The suspicions, of his wife were
aroused by his unusually long, ab
sence and she instigated a search.
His dead body was found in a
woodshed "back of the" house - with
a razor beside It. .
The family moved to . Salem
from Osage. Iowa. In 1905. Their
address in West Salem was 1161
Fourth street. Mr. Parsons wasi, "We find that so contracts ex
a member of the Odd Fellows 1 1st for two thirds of the books arid
lodge and of the Methodist church,
He Is survived by his widow, Sarah
r r-Ch r si,m .nrf n. .A
The remains were brought . to!
Salem to the Terwilliger. funeral
will be made later. .
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COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT
SPECIAL ELECTION L TOPIC!
FOR DISCUSSION "
The special meeting of the city
the! purpose of discussinir infor
mally the proposed measures to be
submitted. to the people of a spe
cial; election rs called In October
and -definite action will' not be
taken on them until the 'next reg
ular session of the council, it was
announced yesterday by Mayor J.
B. Giesy. Consideration of the
proposed ordinance that would call I
the special, election Is also slated
for debate tonight.
Ordinances authorizing the pur-1
chase of new fire equipment and
i an appropriation for street im
provement are the two'-measures
thus tar scheduled for reference to
the voters if a special election is
called. It Is' probable that no other
matters than the special election
questions will be given consider
ation tonight. It was said.
MURDER CASE NEAR END
PT.TTTrtV Tt?T t T. rTPrrmTi I
to GO To jury today
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20.
(By the Associated Press.) The
Dorothy Elllngson, murder case
will j. ,6t reach 'the Jury 'before
some time tomorrow at the ear
liest.. - . , - , .
I With the concluding argument
of Chief Defense Counsel Walter
McGovern still. uncompleted and
the .-closing argument, of Harmon
D. Sklllln. chief counsel S6r the
prosecution, .yet to be -made, the
case was adjourned at four o'slock
this afternoon until 10 o'clock, to
morrow morning. .
McGovern said he could cot
complete, his argument before. 11
o'clock tomorrow. "Sklliln's argn-
ment is expected !to consume be
tween two and three hours. The
court's -Instructions "to the
prohably wi re(JuIre 80mh!ng
len thaa one hoor if-tne fore
going problematical schedule is
bio, out hy developments, the
case should be in the bands of tte
jnry 0f seven women and five men
I late '. tomorrow afUraoon. . . .
Van -Winkle ignored-by
"State Commission: :'
MAY TAKE JOOKS TODAY
Situation Different From Others
Declare Miller; Many Book -A
'Agrnt tlovevTag A boat
" State' TJouse
- Acting -upon the -advice of
Elton Watkins and Johnston WU-
Ison,' Portland attorneys,-and go-
Winkle, the Oregon state textbook
commission organised Thursday
and -proceeded to T 6pen "bids for
textbooks to 'be adopted for 'the
next two years. The 'Portland
opinion declared that aa 'emer
gency exists and that the commit
sion should meet and proceed as
In regular session and enter con
tracts for one-third Aaplrias'JuaA.
1927, and one-third ezpLzicg Jane,
1929. .. . . ,
No adoptions were .made and
owing to -the great number of
bids, there being nearly 20 repre
sentatrres . of publishing .houses
II I- J . V . .
will not complete its work, until
Saturday. Discussion centered
laround-whlch. books ahoaI4"be se-
lected for two and which for tour
years. Prices received indicate
that the. new contracts will - be
higher than previous ones.
"We are confronted at present
with it 'situation., that is different
to a certain extent than the prev
ious textbook adoption for two
outstanding reasons," Milton ' A.
Miller, chairman, said In opening
the meeting. "The first ct these
is that the contracts on two-thirds
of the books have expired and the
other that the publishers re ruse to
extend contracts at the former
price. The legislature of. 1923
passed a law that one-inird of vhe
books should bv adopted every"
two, years. . which, changed the
original law that provided for the
I "option of the entire list for a '
1 period of six years.
j the publishers refuse to continue
1 the books at the same trice.
I .t th
I m.vu. v . -
I JTv 7." ' ,
iao rB4ia ol auorney gen
I eral, under which J. A. Churcnlll
Is toidsthat the adop
tion ot-textsooks at thU Hoe Is
that. no books can be
I sdopted nUl November; 19 2 f.
FPWP'R TARn?: RmPlVPn
INCREASE; IN RATES REDUCE
RADIO APPLAUSE CARDS
.' CHICAGO, Aug. 20. (By the
Associated ' Press.i Applause ' is
wori one cent but not two. Sen
ator Kenneth D. McKell'ar of Ten
nessee . deducted from ' testimony
today . before the joint congres
sional committee on postal rates.
"Before the postage on privately
Issued postcards went up from one
Cent .each to two cents." Lw L.
Hunter, secretary of Henry Field
Seed company of Shenandoah, Ia..:
had testifUd. "we received 5 ;o 00
radio applause" cards a Week. Since
the new. rates went Into effect the
applause cards have dropped out
of sight.?;. ... ... '
Mr.. Hunter , was pae of t'nno
ber of witnesses representing bus-
shrinkage in the use of postcards.
"That testimony about the
worth of applause," opined Sena
tor. McKellar, "ought to interest
politicians, slr.7 . . ; . -
"We still get a number of np
plaute letters," Mr. Hunter hast
ened to add,
"Ah, I. see," .said Senator Jfe
Kellar. "There are both ene "cnt
ana iwo cent appiauaers. t
GIANT PLANE IS READY
NAVY IOPEL TO Vf.Y TO HA S .
' SEATTLE, Aug. '20. R; An
sociafed Press.) The giant all-
metal plane PB-1 built here for
the navy's California-Hawaii
flight. Is to leave for a non-sK-p
- n,nl 10 SiB Trafccl.iro-Sjtur.tay
morning. It was announced I ere
Jury! tonight as the blj plane was L-ing
put in reaainets ror Ibe long Lop.
A new coat of paint wi!l be ar
plled and minor s.djustir."f ntj r... :
tomorrow. .The 'last tst fi 1 t
was held Wednesday wtea a t ; : :
of 125 miles per hour was i
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