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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, MORNING, MARCH 26, 1926
PRICE FIVE CENTS
One KHlerJ,i Eight Injured
When Twsterp Sweeps"
4 Jhroui OItrictr - -
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300 Little Boys I and . Girls Are
'Bravery hd Calmness S
, of Blaster
ORANGE. Texas. March 25-
.IBy AMateduEressO-r-Xen sa U
iweixe ouwejua.were tooced Xrom
coatTol. one 4Ue taken , and eight
. persons., injured- byn a tornado
jihicJiiwcpt suddenly -and without
warning through the Tillage of
Orangefleld and the oil fields seven
miles west here today.! A path
about 'a half mile in width was
Oeared of derricks y the wind,
and when the equipment went, the
' Sowing wells: ran wild, j-
; Glenn Koemin, 24, t drUer's
helper, was killed. ; - , ; v
- Property Joss was estimated at
S 1,0 00.0 00. It was confined prin
cipally to 125 wrecked' oil derricks.
The tornado lasted only a few
seconds, and Was followed by a
heavy rain and strong wind. -The
oil spouting from the uncontrol
led wells was blown long distances
and coated the field. The. path
of the storm was through the cen
ter of the field.
iWreekSe I was piled .Into the
Jhighway and the wire service was
broken for several hours. The
principal -damage to the village of
Orangefleld was in unroofed bqild
ings. ,- J j . ; -K'-. ! '
TheXrangefteld schoolhouse. at
' tended by 8 00 children, .was dam
aeed by one wall being torn loose.
The ..children were in. the auditor
tarn and listened quietly to re
marks by the principal. Pi N. Pow
ell, while the howling wind. tore
at tbfc .brick structure. .None of
tlvJipU was hurt. ! -
'Hi V Jamieson of San .Antonjo,
an Wtov related after the storm'
passed how he raced ahead of the
tornado for 15 miles. He saw it
near- Beaumont jrhile.Jooking.for 1
a landing field. He 'got to the
ground and his passenger, Mrs.
Stella Johnsons had Just stepped
from the machine -when the mrind
picked it up and dashed it to bits.
Neither JamieBOn .nor .Mrs. iJohn
son was hurt.': s'-: !
Communication has been restor
ed to an almost normal basisa gain
tonight and work of renairinr the
damage to oil well equipment was
well under way
A modest, gray haired .school
teacher of yesterday is the hero
of this section of Texas today.
Supt. P. N. J?owuof the oil
field school at', Orangeheld - -had
just lined up his, 3 00 charges. this
morning when "he4 heard the .omi
nous roar and sow the approach
ing funnel-shaped cloud .which;
meant to him a jtorpado. tixhe
children were ready to march into
the building. Quickly the order
went forth that all were to march
,to the auditorium instead of ;to
tneir separate rooms. : -
Patting on their heads the .white
(Contiao4 OS PI fi )
FOREST. FIRE .REPORTED
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JVESTERN DOUGLAS COTTNT.
: BLAZE 3IAKES UIiD WAY
1 lJUGENB, Or.', March 25.--By
'Associated Press.) rA . forest Jire
Is burning, between Elkton , and
Scottsburg, ' in ? western f .Douglas
county, according-, to report re-:
celved at the, office of the Siuslaw
national forest today. 'While the
fire was not 1& the national forest,
word has been sent by Supervisor
Shelley to the neatest natrolmen
requesting him to 'Inquire f into it
ana u ine oiaze ppejars o oe sen
oas. to take, steps to check it. .
The humidity of fhe atmosphere
yesterday w,as not fs lew as it has
been during the wfekthe reading
showing 6jK i pet fept today. It
has been dpwp asiow as 28 during
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SHEEP .'SHEARING BEGINS
CENTRAL' OREGON OUTFITS
ARB TO START MONDAY
BEND, Ka rch 2 5 ( By Associ
ated Press.)- Sheen shearing will
start iMonday In he central Ore-,
ton v intry. according ! to 'L. W.
Pranli .of the Franks brothers
srtari -goutfit. The nrst snear
intfiviU (be $n Crook county and
it pt expected that jshearing win
C9nip'iejunmt least June zo.
Salem flitr Schools
: "r Leta Marshall , -' 1 1 . v
' Leta Marshall, teacher .of the
fourth grade at Grant, elementary
AchooL tTwo years .with, Salem
school system. ! Over nine' Tears
leaching experience. Attended
'four years at Tabor college' of
ya. Etndlad at Peru1 state nor-.
Ll.xJ .ICehraska and at Eor.-a
..fconsj-a of California.- Isrc 't
Tanzer ! Jury Dismissed !:
J r After Six-Hour Debate!
No Conclusion Arrived at in Liquor Trial in Recorder's Court ;
5f City Officials CaUecTto Stand-Tiiae Element Ptoys
v ""'I' J":--'f Important iPart. in 4Case '
-'Alter . having delirated on -the case for over, six, hours,
JuryiDen;in the city .court Thursday decided they could j&ot
agree xn'the case of John.Tanzer, who had received trial on
a charge of driving-while-under the influence of intoxicating
liquor. - 4 1 1 " i . " - . Jc'-?
?When the first ballot .was taken, the vote stood ,three for
conviction and three for acquittal " -pSVhen the last -ballot -was
taken, about 10:45 o'clockv the vote still stood three for con-
jiction and three f or acquittal.
Vnless the case is dismissed or otherwise disposed of, the
: i ' ' I trial will bare to be held orer.
Blark A.' Paulson
Mark A: Paulson, of Silverton,
has filed as a candidate for re-
nublican nomination for state rep
resentative and jis meeting .with
considerable encouragement. Mr.
Paulson is well qualified. .He Is
a graduate with the degree of
master of arts from the Univer
sity of .Qregen end has taught
school several years.' ne nas
Berved two terms as city recorder
at Silverton, "having' practiced law
there for several years.
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BOSSIAfi 'Rt;FUdEE AID
DR. WARNEjR TELLS OPWORJK
Need of Ycnt)latlon and Jresh
Milk tressed in PbyeK
claa's -Tallc Z'
Dr. Estella Ford Warner, con
nected with the .MArJon'.cpunty
child .health demonstration, ad
dressed members ,pf . the , Marion
Polk conntv - realtors' asaocUtlon
at their luncheon Thursday, tell
ing them or cer ; six momns uiv
in 'Archangel, Jtuasia. a lew
months after the armistice had
been signed. ,
Six American women, including
Dr. Warner, were sent to Arch
angel to care for -2000 refugee
girls,., who were corralled in tnat
city. The ety - was rso ongeieq
that the houses were comman
deer ed tor .the Russian goverh-
ment. And families that had .been
used to iivingm seven, ana eigne
rooms' were . crowded -into , one .or
two rooms. ' f : 1 1
As for the refugee girls, they
were divided into groups of four
and five and each group allotted
a single room.
There were jno. libraries Jn. the
city, and no means el entertain
ment for the girls except one
theater, : and that in poor ehape.
So the six American women or
ganlzed a club for the girls. The
thing the girls wanted most was
to nearn, English. . . .
Classes in typing, sewing, mil
linery, first aid, home nursing,
Russian stenography, Russian,
French, and infant care were con
ducted, i It was the first time the
girls had been organized for In
struction. The ! boys had organ
ized Instruction I before that, but
the gins had been neslected.
Later . Dr. -Warner was made
(Cos tinned a par 4.) .." t"
PERVERT IS SENTENCED
COBURG r MAN! 3IUST SERVE
, PRISON TERM OK.IO YEARS
EUClENE, Or.i March 25. (By
Associated -Press. )-r-N.? II. -Fair,
45, "of Coburg was sentenced by
Jude J. W. Hamilton of circuit
court here todays to serve 10 years
in the etate penitentiary, having
been convicted by ajury of crim
inally attacking two young 'girls
of -that place. - 4 f: '-s
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TOUIA BE REPUBLICAN CIIU
,CUIT fJtXURT JUDGE
1; .The: formal declaration of Ros-
wellju Conner or AicMinnviue as
a candidate for the republican
nomination for Judge. of the cir
cuit court for the 12th judicial
district; comprising, Polk andYm--
Litl 'counties, was filed -wUa- bcc
ret-nr? cf tat9 I'o'cr t-c- Tnrrs-
1 v; . .
Whether or not Jt new trial is ;to
I be held is not yet -determined.
QiTicer Warren Edwards was the
first f witness called 4byj the city.
He testified that he arrested Tan
ser for speeding. Thenwhen he
had stopped him, and confronted
him, he smeued extract ,ot some
..sort -on his J)rcath. He swpre on
the stand that Tanzer was under
. the influence ' Hf v intoxicating
! VwHe found a bottle of extract in
Taizws pocket, he said. The bot
tle was introduced as evidence at
the trial. Objectinn was voiced
by Don Miles, attorney for the de
fendant, on the grounds that the
bottle was not sealed; that the
bottle was full, and that it is not
unlawful merlly to possess a bot
tle of ordinary extract. ; Finally
the objection was overruled by
Judge Poulsen, whd held that the
members , of the Jury should be
proper Judges as to 4he Import
ance of such evidence. . ,
Pierce Wright, who was serving
as desk sergeant at the, time Tan
zer was brought to the station by
Officer Edwards, was t he next wit
ness called. lie testified that Tau
ter at the t time specified. , was
noticeably -under ; the influence of
1 Testimony,! the officers would
indicate that the arrest was made
not later than ' 10:30 vo'clock 5 on
the evening of Pehruaryilf.iiBttt
Jun Sing, proprietor of the Shang
hai restaurant and first witness for
the defense, declared that Tanzer
had been in his place until about
10:30. He declared that Tanzer
to his knowledge was not drunk
at that time. . i ' .-
Dora How and Edna Nickelson,
waitresses at the Shanghai. also
testified that up to the time Tanzer
had left the restaurant at about
10:30, no liquor could be smelled
OJLjiis breath, Althonih .neither
was clear 4n .explaining ihow- they
happened tp remember it was on
ContiSMd 0Sbs S.)
REGENTS r&lEET DURHAM
: . .
IDAHO PRESIDENT IS NOT YET
MOSCOW, Idaho, March 25.-
4By : Associated JBrese. .com
mittee of the faculty ind regents
of the JtJnivertitr.Pt Oregon was
in conference Jiere .today with Dr.
II. A.,- uonam. Dresident ' oz the'
University of iiahb; i concerning
filling the vacancy, at the head of
the Oregon institution.
Dr. Upham said he had not been
offered the place, but that the
committee Js considering prospects
for the presidency ' ?
. wT in 'II I --mill i I
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'nrrail 'Em to -Salem" Cara-
ivan Will Join in Annual
- 'Spring Festival
ROUTE WILL 8E MARKED
Earliest . Dote $n .History Set for
Inspection -of Flowers i,
Record Crowd Is
f Blossom . day will be
this Sunday. Such was the
aouncement made Thursday.morki-
ing by Harley O. White, King Bif 9
otfihe -Cherrians. 'Decision was
made when - those laminar wptn
thn sitiintlnn . nrndlcted . with cer
tainty that the ' blossoms "In aad i-
about Salem . will be ,in gTeatestl
"Trail 'em lo Salem!"
Once again the familiar cry Ba
sounded, beckoning people from
all over tne state to witness tu
city in its greatest splendor. So
popular has become Blossom day
that each year the number of out
side people coming here for . Its
observance has noticeably increas
: Incidentally, this is the earliest
Blossom day has been held since
the first .time . it was observed.
Mildness of the winter and of the
spring: is said to be the cause of
the .early . blossomings
i Yet , in spite of the early date,
those fWhose opinions, are .consid
ered authoritative, hold that the
blossoms will be out. in greater
abundance than at any. previous
Blossom flay celebration. j
1 Cherrians have had printed sev
eral thousand . cards issuing wl-
j . MIL
come -10 iu xesnyiiK. incise
cards will be sent out this morn
ing and will reach people in ill
parts of the state.
If the exceptionally good weat
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N. T. GANG LEADER PLEADS
FOR WIFE'S RELEASE
NEW YORK. March 25. (By
Associated Press.) Richard
Reese .Whitemore, the "Candy
Kid" who led a million dollar
crime ring of ten men that con
sidered jnurder a part of its rou
tine' work,' today showed first
signs of weakening and offered
to .make a complete confession- if
the police would release his wife,
"The Tiger Girl." She is under
Indictment - for complicity in a
The of fe followed an hour's
nlesdins.by his father, who came
here from Baltimore to offer what
fcep he could to the youthful
criminal and to urge him to give
the police "a true record of his
.-jxne : ;pnresston or Antnony
Paladino, t giving a detailed ac
count -of .operations of the gang
was ;announced by the district at
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Heavy snow .forced use of sleighs in the procession from the Coolidge homestead in
Plymouth, Vt.,,to the last resting place of the president's father in the little hill cemetery
nearby. Inset photo shows President and Mrs. Coolidge as the
tery. Wide World photo, from the Central Press Association.
the Coolidge funeral to-reach Salem.
SPECIAL VOTE OFFER
TO END ON SATURDAY
EI1FORTS EXPENDED NOW TO
BRING GREATEST RESULTS
Competition Increases as Candi
date? See Close of Contest
.HONOR ROLL TppAT
1. -May Ypung.
2 Mrs. H. -B. Havre.
3 E: J. Potts.
By Auto Contest Editor
' ,With but a few -hours in which
to, enter 'subscriptions in the Ore
gon Statesman great automobile
prize campaign and secure the
maximum .votes allowed in this
period, una wun Dut a lew days
- j until tne race nnauy comes to a
close, candidates are straining
every nerve in their final efforts
for supremacy as the end looms in
The beautiful automobiles, fully
equipped and ready to take a de
lightful spin, stand waiting for
1-their owners. If they could talk.
those big cars would undoubtedly
say, "Look at me; am I not a
mighty fine , and costly prize, well
worth every effort it takes to win
A bis $115.00 automobile is
truly a wonderful prize for a few
weeks of hard work, and when
it is taken into consideration that
the value of the three cars, wash
ing machine and other prize to
be awarded is over $3,000.00. it is
not strange that the live ones are
speeding, up their pace and pre-
(oatinnd os pagt .4)
Missing at -Coolidge Funeral
Woman Held as Leader;
Second Suspect, "Under
YREKA, Cal., March 25. (By
Associated Press). With thear
rest of Mrs. E. L. Weston, local
officers believe they have in cus
tody Jthe leaders! a jing. of.AUto;
mobile 'and service stations rob
bers which - operated in ' three
states and. obtained about $100,
000 in loot. .
Another woman suspected as
having been one of the ring lead
ers, Mrs. Faye McCrossin, was
arrested at Klamath Falls, Ore.,
but , later was reported to have
Mrs. Ct E. Weston, another sup
posed member of the gang, is be
ing held at Stockton, and officers
said they expected , the arrest
shortly of her brother-in-law, E.
L. Weston, husband of the woman
held here. . , i
; Authorities declare the women
in the ring posed as motion pic
ture actresses and -the men as
mining promoters to cover' up the
KLAMATH FALLS. Ore., March
25. (By Associated Press).
Escape of Mrs. Faye McCrossin,
alleged bandit band member, from
under the noses of sheriff's depu
ties here, is without explanation.
Charles E. Morrell of the Cali
fornia state department of identi
fication wired here Tuesday night
Informing Sheriff Burt Hawkins
they held ' warrants for Mrs. Mc
Crossin's arrest and asking she be
placed in Jail here.
Instead, Hawkins placed two
deputies over The woman as guard
in the house she was occupying.
Wednesday morning, when Cali
fornia authorities arrived - and
went to the house, they . found
State Prohibition Agents. L. L.
McBrlde and W. Bennett seated
in the TTont room, .acting as
Mrs. McCrossin was not in the
house and neither McBrlde: nor
Bennett could say how she es
caped. : - ; . V . -
A side window jn the .woman's
bedroom was found partly open.
Sheriff Hawkins declines to state
why he did not arrest- Mrs. Mc
Crossin and put ; her in jail as
THREE HURT ; IN 4JELEE
FRACAS -IN GHETTO PARTICI
PATED IN BY STRIKERS
NEW? i OkIC March r 25. (By
Associated press.) -Three men
were stabbed and four shots were
fired in a . general fight -la the
Ghetto today when 15 striking fur
workers raided the home of WU
liam Levy, 55; who they charged
was secretly doing., his work ,at
home Instead of cooperating with
CLOUD OF INSECTS STORMING
PALO ALTO, Cal., March 25.!
ly Associated Press.) A cloud i
of butterflies, tinseled like a bank
of sunset mist, Is moving north
ward over the peninsula in a flut
tering -migration to no one knows
whererr Nothing, like It has been
seen la .this region before. I
Automobile windshields are be
ln? l icared by the tiny travelers,
f'l r'whrtTri Fon.to t3,c tb?
procession reached the ceme
This is the first picture of
IN MYSTERY DEATH CASE
GRAND JURY MAY BE CALLED
IN TAYLOR MURDER .
Either Return Indictments or Pat
Stop to Repeated Ques
tionings, Plea ;
LOS ANGELES, March 5.
(By Associated Press.) The Los
Angeles Times says that District
Attorney Asa Keyes on his return
to Los Angeles, faces an explana
tion to the county grand Jury of
his trip east on what was pur
ported to have been a new In
vestigation?-into the- murder here
for years ago of William Desmond
Taylor, noted film director.'
If the trip seems to have been
justified, .the newspaper 1 con
tinues, .the grand Jury - will re
view new evidence obtained by
Keyes with a view of bringing in
dictments or ending once .and for
all the .investigation which -has
bobbed up continually .for a period
of four years. . r
The Times says that demands
have been . made from a number
of sources for a "showdown" to
put a stop to the repeated ques
tioning ot prominent witnesses jn
ine unsolved case. -...' -;
Buron Fitts, chief .deputy dis
trict - attorney, who announced
yesterday ; that two entirely new
witnesses had been -questioned as
a result of information gathered
by Keyes in the east said today
that the investigation locally had
"I . .have gone Into several
phases of the case and .will turn
Lover what I have obtained to Mr.
Keyes when he gets back, " he
said. . , i.
Keyes is expected to - return
some time next week. .
LUMBER MILL IS BURNED
FIRE LOSS IN' TACOMA ' COM.
, PANY PLACED AT.S50.00O
TACOMA. Wash., March. 25.
(By Associated Press. ) Damajre
estimated at $50,000 resulted to
night from a fire' in the mill of
the .Dempsey Lumber company
here. A large sorting shed and
500,000 feet of lumber were de
stroyed. s -(i.;.-
r- -jut available apparatus . was
called out to - fight the "flames,
wnicn threatened other industrial
plants.for a,time.' ;:
OREGON PIONEER PASSES
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MRS. MARY E. VINCENT FOR3I-
ERLY.LTV'ED IN ALBANY
SPOKANE, Wash., March 25.
(By Associated - Press.) Mrs
Mary . E. : Vincent who came west
oy ox team in 1814, died at her
home, here today aged 83.
She had resided in Albany, Ore.,
and Waltsburg, Wash.,1 before
coming to Spokane. .
PASS SAND ISLAND BILL
SENATE ' COMMITTEE FAVORS
WASHINGTON,. March 25.
(By Associated Press.) Among
measures favorably reported today
by the senate public lands; com
mittee was a senate bill to recon
vey to the Stats of Oregon title to
Sand Island, near the mouth of the
Columbia river, with the right re-
rved to, the government to use
tLe Iand fo' nxUItary purposes. ;
SAN FRANCISCO, March S.-
Elton Gray and Edward Taylor,
both 19, were arrested on a ranch
near -Rewdood-i City, San Mateo
county,' Col.,' today on. .a! warrant
frov r v or.. cv
Of $40,000 Asked at Elec
tion, Only $3,000 to go
for Salaries .:
$10,000 FOR REPAIRS
Maintenance Demands Funds; Fa
vorable Action Would Raise
13,4 Mill Present Tax - 1 '
. . .to 15J Mills- t . ''. '
With no contradiction of the
fact that Oregon pays its teachers
less than any other important
state of the union, and that teach
ers, on the average,, ere paid Jess
in Salem than teachers in any
city of size ,in the state, voters,
next Monday, will have opportun
ity to grant 0,000 for use of
the city public sqhool system.
Thirty thousand dollars will be
used, if granted, to provide " an
approximate Increase of 10 per
cent in the salaries of teachers.
principals, supervisors. Janitors
and other employes of the system.
Ten thousand dollars, if grant
ed, will be used for maintenance
of present school equipment, item
ized as follows: for material and
supplies, $2,400; for maintenance
and repairs, $5,600; for Insurance
and Interest on warrants, $2,000.
This Item has nothing to do .with
increased salaries for teachers and
merely provides money needed to
get maximum returns from in
vestments already made. -
If the $40,000 asked at the
coming election is granted, Just
how much will the tax paid by the
individual citizen be Increased?
In the year 1 9 25-19 2 S tax mill-
age for the district was 50.6, .in
cluding state, county, city, city
school, county school and library
fund. In this 50.6 mlllage, ,13.4
mills were, included for support
of the . city schools. .
.Jf the proposal to gTant $40,000
for use of Salem schools is carried
at the polls, approximately . 2H
mills will be added to the district
school taxi-;, For the Yea"r132C
1927, 15.9 . mills would be set
aside for. city school use.
Your city school tax is now 13.4
mills. It would then be 15.9
mills. - Elementary mathematics
will .show you that the increase
resulting ,,Xrom Monday's election
would 'be only slishtly less ;than
18 per Cent. .......
That 18 ,per cent Is not an in
crease in your total tax, but an 18
per cent Increase in the 13.4 mills
assessed for school purposes. ,
what.aoea.that mean In dollars
and cents? ' .
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DAR SESSION CONVEf.'SS,
MRS. SEYJIOUR JONES, SALE3I,
PORTLAND, Or., March 25.
(By Associated Press.) The an
nual convention of the Oregon
Daughters of the Revolution was
opened here today with approx
imately 80 delegates present. The
session was presided ovex ,uy Mrt.
Semour Jones of Salenv Etate
regent..''"'; ' V.:..;-.. r-Mw ;f -
The election of officers,; will be
held on Saturday, the last day of
the convention, after the nominat
ing committee makes its rerort.
Mrs. J. A. Buchanan of Astoria, is
chairman of the nominating com
mittee. ; , V . ; "
In -her 'message ;as head of the
jBtate". organization, Mrs. Jones
urged the daughters to be as rood
Americans as they ask aliens to"
be. She urged the need cf a
'spirit of service as well as era c
respect for, the Ideals of the an
cestors who fought In the Arr-ri-can
revolution.- . :W "S
: The senate took op the Ital
settlement. . i "
Deportation hills were taken
by the house immigration conr
' Income tax -collections for
first quarter were .estimate I
The bouse commerce cor.
slon decided to begin coal Icz
Uon -hearings Tuesday.
The corn belt sar; ; crc-
was again urged beft-.o tLa i
' Senator Borah declared fc
the war claims of Anc:; f
zens against Great Drilali
France would be paid.
The senate elections c:r:
voted 10 to 1 for the rr : :i:
Senator Erookhart, rc4l
Articles of Iinreachr: 1 r
Tedcral Judje CcDrr"1 ' .
were reported to tta l:z
i''Th 'senate s f,:-: I t. .
rn-'t -cf '