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Mew State Office Building
Schools arid Build Up a
Teach Agriculture arid More Trades in Our Public
WEATHER FORECAST: Generally fair;
f rusts over east portion; moderate north
and northwest winds on the. coast. Maxi
mum temperature yesterday, 56;' minimum,
35; river 4.8 stationary; no rainfall; at
mosphere, cloudy; wind, northwest. -
Dr. Kellogg says that the tarrn;of'the
future will contain no livestock only nuts
and beans. This is going to be line tor
the squirrels. ' ,
The Architect Msg Been Empl
... . .. .
Changed Attitude of Canton
ese Gives Hope of Safety
120 Missionaries Reach War Ves
sels After Two Days and a
Night of Terror; Shell
SHANGHAI, March 26, (Satur
day.) (By AP.) A check-up
from all accounts which Md reach
ed Shanghai up to 10 o'clock this
morning Indicated that 30 Ameri
cans were still unaccounted (or at
Nanking. It was impossible to tell
their fate. Hopes of ultimate res
cue of those alive, however, were
brighter as the Cantonese leader
had changed his attitude under the
threat of another Anglo-American
Reassuring messages received
from Nanking this morning indi
cate that the Americans still
ashore after Thursday's anti-foreign
outbreaks are now reaching
the protection of the United States
warships in the Tangtse river.
The calatary effect of the "final
warnings" of Rear . Admiral H. H.
Hough, which was tantamount to
an ultimatum that the Cantcnese
positions in the city would be bom
barded unless the foreigners were
escorted td safety, became appar
ent last night' when 120 jaisslon
aries, besieged for two days and
a night of terror in the compound
of Nanking university, began to
reach the war Tesaejst.-.
They had traversed the six miles
ptweea the university and the
"docks through a hostili population
without military protection and
were not molested.
Believed on Ships
It is confidently hoped that all
this group have been taken safely
aboard the ships, bnt no definite
news as to this had been received
early this morning.
SHANGHAI, March 25. ( AP.)
The vigorous threat by the Am
erican and British naval command
that Cantonese positions at' Nan
king would be bombarded unless
foreigners stlM beleaguered in the
city were escorted to safety, to
night was followed by the safe ap
pearance of the first of the Ameri
cans on the waterfront.
The vanguard of the 120 Amer
icans, who had taken refuge in
(Cotimu4 oa pmg 4.)
IN DANGER ZONE
THREE FROM PORTLAND LIST
ED AS NEAR NANKING
. S. Hicks Of Independence At
Shanghai; Home Anxiety
PORTLAND, March 25. (AP)
The names of three more Ore
goniaiis who are in the lot and
strife torn Nanking district were
added today to the list previously
reported. These were Dr. Mary
F. Brenton, formerly of Eugene,1
and well known in Methodist
church circles here; her daughter,
Dr. Helen Brenton Pryor, and tfie
daughter's husband, Roy J. Pryor.
Dr. Mary Brenton and her daugh
tcrare medical missionaries, and
Pryor is principal of a mission
school in Nanking. '
Other Oregon persons known to
be in the Shanghai and Nanking
war area are: - '
U. S. Harkson. son" of Henry
Harkson, Danish consul in Port
land, manager of the Shanghai
branch of the Ilenningsen Broth
ers' produce company; Mrs. U. S.
Harkson, daughter of A. P, Hen
ningsen. Portland; Arthur Hen-
?ingsen. son of A". Pi ilenningsen
nd assistant manager of the
tAanghai branch; r Mrs. -Arthur
Mecnlngsen; W. S. Hicks, Inde
pendence; William P. Merrick;
Tortland. manager of iHe Shang
hai building corporation and rep
resentative of the company in
Shanghai ; Mrs. Edna . Whipple
Oish, missionary lii Nanking,' bt
Portland; Miss Maude Whipple,
Portland, missionary at Nanking
and Calvin Hirsch, Portland,
newspaperman. "i ,"'
No immediate alarm is felt fof
Jhe &afety of these Oregonians ex
aept.for those in the Nanking
Jiclnlty. about '-"whom there is
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DE AUTREMONT ON WAY TO
OREGON WITH SHERIFF
Shows No Emotion When Indict
ment Read; Mother Comes
on Same Train
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25.
(AP) Hugh De Autremont,
charged with murder in connec
tion with the Siskiyou train rob
bery of 1923, left San Francisco
tonight for Medford, Ore., in cus
tody of Sheriff G. Jennings of
Jackson county, Oregon.
With the arrival earlier in the
day of Sheriff Jennings. De Autre
mont was released to civil authori
ties, taken from Alcatraz army
prison and was sent on his way
to face trial for the murder of
four trainmen in the desperate
holdup attempt of nearly four
On the same train, but in a dif
ferent car. was his mother. Mrs.
Belie be Autremont. who came
here several days ago from her
home in New Mexico.
Although the charge against
him means the gallows if proved,
De Autremont, though slight of
figure, only smiled when Sheriff
Jennings formally read the ac
cusation against him. There was
not even a suggestion of flinch
ing. De Autremont has been Ques
tioned daily since his return from
Manila a week ago, but it is un
derstood that he has consistently
declined to give any information
concerning the train robbery or
the whereabouts of his two ac
cused brdthers, Roy and Ray.
LONG RESIDENT SUICIDES
Anderson Came To Salem From
Iowa When Four Years Old
Swallowing two ounces of car
bolic acid caused the death of
George Anderson, 59, at his home
here early yesterday morning.
Anderson Wai7dhg time reef
dent of the city, coming here from
Iowa in 1871. For the past few
months he had not enjoyed good
health and his act 1s attributed to
despondency over such a condi
tion. According to Mrs. Anderson,
her husband swallowed the poison
while she was attempting to call
his brother. She immediately cal
led a physician, but death resulted
in a few minutes.
Besides his wife, Anderson is
survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Dewey Allen of Salem; three
sisters, Mrs. W. L. Simeral of Sa
lem; Mrs. F. S. 'Bowers of Silver
ton, and Mrs. Robert Flohrer of
Burlington, Iowa; and one broth
er, Sol F. of Salem.
Funeral services will be held
from Weob's funeral parlors Mon
day afternoon at 1:30 with Rev.
E. H. Shanks officiating. Inter
ment will be in the Mount Hope
SCOTCH LORE FEATURED
Over 330 People Attend YMCA
Lobby Program Last Night
Attracting 350 people, the larg
est crowd ever assembled in the
lobby, a program featuring local
people in Scotch songs, centered
around a historical theme present
ed by William McGilchrist. was
eiven last night at the YMCA. So
los by Mrs. Harry Harms were par
ticularly applauded by the audi
The next lobby program will be
given Wednesday evening instead
of" Friday, and will feature ad
vanced pupils of Miss Beatrice
Shelton in a piano music concert.
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NAM PA WOMAN KILLED
Mrs. Emery Meets Instant Death
When Auto Capsizes
ONTARIO, Or;. March 25.
(AP) Mrs." Martha C. Emery,
29, of Nampa, Idaho, was instant
ly killed this morning nine miles
south of Ontario on the John Day
highway when ' the. car tn which
she was riding turned completely
The car was traveling at a high
rate of speed when it passed a
load of hay a ehort distance from
the spot from where it over
turned. - t ' " ' ' '
PORTLAND HAS MEASLES
Epidemic In Mild Form Reported;
, Over 40O Canes Listed
PORTLAND. March 25. (AP)
An epidemic bf measles' has broken
out here between 400 and 500
cases ' of the disease - have r been
reported to the city health officer.
Seventy-five cases have" been "re
ported in the past three days. '2r
today. 31 yesterday and .22 Wed
nesday. ' ? ......... ...' . .
The disease visited Portland, in
N DIRECT PLOT
Miller, Author of Book About
Editor Cameron Maintains to the
End of Lengthy Stay on Stand
That He Alone Was Re
sponsible for Stories
DETROIT, March 25. (By The
Associated Press.) A new reel in
the long serial "Aaron Sapiro
against Henry Ford for $1,000,
000." was run off in federal court
today and the motor car manufac
turer was represented for the first
time as plotting directly against
Sapiro the individual, internation
ally known Jewish organizer of
farmers cooperative organizations.
To the very last William J.
Cameron, editor of the Ford
owned Dearborn Independent, ve
hicle of the alleged libelous ar
ticles, which Sapiro contends dam
aged his reputation and circum
scribed his activities, maintained
he alone was responsble for the
Independents articles and policy.
Author New Witness
A moment arter Cameron left
the stand, after six days there,
Ford was put in a new light, how
ever, by James Martin Miller, au
thor of an authorized edition of
"The Amazing Story of Henry
"When was the first time you
came to Detroit to interview Mr.
( -. - fCoattnaed oh pftge .
TREASURER SENT CHECK
Outstanding Highway Indebtedness
The state treasurer yesterday
sent to New York City a check in
the amount of $1,5220.127.116.11 cov
ering highway bond principal in
the aggregate of $700,000 and
interest. The payment is due
It was reported by the state
treasurer that the outstanding
highway indebtedness was reduced
by this payment from $36,066,750
Another check in the amount of
$539,279 will be forwarded to
New York City within the next
few days to cover interest pay
ments due April 1 on world war
veterans state aid bonds.
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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY
MEN IN INDUSTRY
IN THREE GROUPS
PLENTY OF ROOM AT TOP
SAYS LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Excellent Program Enjoyed at In
dustrial Management Class
"Men in industry fall naturally
Into three classes namely: those
who need to be told what to do,
how to do it, and to be checked
up afterward; those who need no
checking up; and those who, given
a general policy, are able to fig
ure out their own duties," de
clared A. J. Bales, general man
ager of the Pacific coast biscuit
Co.", in an address before the In
dustrial Management class which
banqueted last night at the YMCA.
"Compensation is meted out in
inverse ratio to a man's ability to
do his own thinking," continued
Mr. Bales. "There Is plenty of
room at the top for a man of in
itiative, and industry is constantly
searching for those who can bear
up under responsibility. The bot
tom is the only place which is
Mr. Bales stated that there are
three "M's" in industry money,
men, and machinery and that all
are necessary elements in any in
dustry, and without industry civi
lization would perish. Hence, he
said, proper correlation of these
factors Is the problem of business
Other features of the program
were piano solos by C. Alexander,
and vocal solos by James Smart.
Professor R. C. Coleman of the
Oregon Agricultural college fac
ulty, who is in charge of the indus
trial management class here, ex
pressed appreciation for the sup
port Riven by the YMCA in spon
soring the class.
VALUABLE CARS BURNED
Lincoln and Packard Belonging to
Hofers Damaged in Fire
Two valuable automobiles, one
a brand new Lincoln belonging to
R. M. Hofer and the other a
Packard owned by Col. E. Hofer,
were practically destroyed in a
fire at the garage used by both at
rear of their homes on Sout'i
Commercial, shortly before 2
o'clock this morning.
The garage was gutted, but the
principal loss was to the cars.
The cause of the fire is un
known. It was reported from the
R. M. Hofer home that no one
had been In the building Friday.
The fire department made a
speedy trip, but the building wa?
a mass of flames before the alarm
was turned in, and there was no
chance to get the cars out until
the blaze was extinguished.
MORNING, MARCH 26, 1927
SEEK NEW LAND
)ETROIT NEWS-WILKINS EX
PEDITION TAKES OFF
Point Barrow First Objective;
Initial Flight to be 600
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, March 25.
(AP.) In three airplanes, the
Detroit News-Wi!kins Arctic ex
pedition today hopped off for Point
Barrow to begin its attempts to
find land in the unexplored area
north of Alaska.
The flrBt plane to leave on the
550-mile journey was the one- ob
tained from the Fairbanks Air
plane corporation when the Alas
kan, one of the expedition's three
planes, broke a landing ski during
a test flight. It left at 10 o'clock
this morning and carried Joe Cros
son. pilot, and A. M. Smith, cor
respondent of the Detroit News.
Two hours later the plane was
reported at Wiseman, nearly half
way between Fairbanks and Point
Barrow. Plans called for it JQ
await the arrival of the others at
Wiseman before continuing to Bar
row. Shortly after noon the other two
planes, the Detroit News No. 1 and
No. 2. hopped off. The Detroit
News No. 1 was piloted by Alger
Graham and carried Howard Ma
son, radio operator, as a passen
ger. Lieutenant Carl B. Eielsen
and Capt. George H. Wilkins,
leader of the expedition, were on
board the third plane.
The voyage to Barrow was ex
pected to take about seven hours.
After leaving Wiseman, the three
planes will cross the Brooks range
of mountains at an altitude of
3,000 to 10,000 feet and then head
across the trackless tundra which
slopes toward the Arctic.
Captain Wilkins announced that
the expedition will stay at Barrow
at least a month before returning
to Fairbanks. He plans to make
the initial flight of 600 miles into
the Arctic as soon as practicable
and then venture even farther to
ward the pole if the first voyage is
FIRE QUICKLY PUT OUT
Oil Flung From Pine Calls for
Prompt Department Work
Fire which broke out near the
furnaces below the boiler house
at the Oregon Pulp & Paper com
pany mill early last night was ex
tinguished quickly by the city fire
department before causing any
Oil flung from a broken fuel
line became enflamed before at
tendants could reach the valves,
necessitating giving the laram.
Work went on in the mill without
interruption and very few em
ployes were aware of any trouble.
Two lines of high pressure hose
were put in place but only one
was put into use. Three trucks
answered the call.
ES TO FORE
Application Filed for Certifi
cate of Necessity and
GOVERNOR VETOES BILL
Hearing To Be Held Soon By
State Highway Commission;
Timber Now Bottled Up
The Wilson River Toll road
came to the front again yesterday
when an application for a certi
ficate of necessity and convenience
for the construction of the high
way was filed in the public service
commission's offices. This peti
tion, which sets forth reasons for
the construction of the proposed.
road, was filed by the -Wilson.
River Toll road company. Harold
Blake is serving as president ot
the company and other incorpora
tors are Jay Bowerman of Port
land, secretary; and W. Carpenter..
At the recent session of the.
legislature a bill was approved
authorizing the state highway
commission to construct and oper
ate the Wilson River toll road,
which was estimated to coat ap
proximately $2,500,000. The bill
later was vetoed by Governor Pat
terson, and the veto was sustained
by the legislature. The bill was
introduced in the legislature by
the Multnomah and Washington
The proposed toll road would
extend from the Glenwood post
office In Washington to a point
within five miles of Tillamook. It
would shorten the distance be
tween Portland and the Tillamook,
beaches approximately 37 miles.
Route Through Mountains
"The route of the .proposed
road," read the application for a
certificate of convenience and nec
essity, "is through the coast
mountains. It would be a scenic
route which would rebound to the
credit of Oregon generally and to
the territory affected particularly.
It would result in tourists and
visitors traversing the said tre
ritory, thereby securing an ap
preciation of the state's resources.
"The last two regular sessions
of the Oregon legislature have by
substantial majorities in practical
effect favorably passed upon the
necessity and convenience of a
hard surface road substantially
the route proposed to be occupied
by the road of your petitioner.
"No railroad or electric line or
other public utility now serves the
same community as would be
served by the road of your peti
tioner, nor is there any reasonable
prospect or understanding that
anyone other than your petitioner
will within a reasonable time ade-
community which your petitioner
( Continued on pare S.V
Operators From Eight Shops Af.
filiated in Organization
Salem cosmeticians have com
pleted their organization plans
under the name of Salem Cosme
ticians association, connected with
the national association of hair
Operators from eight prominent
shops have affiliated, and officers
were elected at the meeting this
week. They are Mrs. Emma Haley
of Miller's, president; H. A. Bovell
of the Model Beauty Shop, vice
president; Mrs. Irene Scott of the
Marinello.' secretary, and Mrs.
Mary Hill of the Elite parlors,
The organization plans to coop
erate in producing a better quality
service at regulated prices and to
make- it possible for outside In
struction to be Placed available for
TWO FATALLY INJURED
Commission - Receive Report on
I 547 Accidents During Week
There;' were, two fatalities doe
to industrial accidents in Oregon
during the week ending March 24,
according to a - report prepared
here yesterday-by the state Indus
trial accident commission:
The vlctira Were! Parul Johnson,
Portland; taller; and Miles ' Lip
pert; Klamath falls," lineman." ? ;
There were 547' accidents re
ported to1 the commlsslon 'during
th week, all of which -were sub
ject to the provisions of the work
men8c6mpensatioii law, ' "mm.
DIED LAST NIGHT
"W. E. WILSON, HEAD OF SA
! LEM BRICK & TIIE COMPANY
Popular Business Man Came to
This City In 1909; III
Wm. E. Wilson, well known and
popular Salem business man and
citizen, head of the Salem Brick
& Tile company, passed away at
8:30 last evening at. the Salem
general hospital, where he was
subjected to an operation last Sat
urday. Mr. Wilson had been con
fined to his home at 1237 Court
street for the past year, a good
deal of the time bedfast, and but
at intervals his condition showing
hopeful signs of improvement.
Mr. Wilson was 64 years of age.
He was born November 8, 1862,
id Michigan. His early life was
spent in Iowa, where he was a
traveling .man, out of Des Moines.
He was afterwards in the drug
business in Ruthvern, Iowa. He
then went to Boulder, Colorado,
where he was engaged in mining.
He came to Oregon in 1909. In
January, 1910, he bought an inter
est in what became the Salem
Brick & Tile company, being at
first associated with Otto Hansen
and Clias. Constable. After the
death ol Mr. Hansen, Mr. Wilson
bought out most ot the other in
terests in the concern, which has
since been under his management,
in association with F. E. Neer, his
At Des Moines, Iowa, 89 years
ago, he married Miss Jessie M c
Grew, who survives him. There
.are three children, Mrs. F. E.
Neer of Salem, Mrs. J. C. Leedy,
now of Roseburg, where Mr. Leedy
is county agent of Douglas coun
ty, and Ensign Ralph E. Wilson,
United States navy, now stationed
at New London, Conn. There are
three sisters and one brother in
Mr. Wilson was a Mason, an
C00LIDGE KEEPS WATCH
Officer Surprised to Hear Presi
dent's Voice on Phone
WASHINGTON, March 25.
(AP) President Coolidge, mani
festing deep concern over the
safety of American lives In China,
tonight personally talked over the
telephone with the watch officer
at the navy department's com
munication center and inquired if
any late dispatches had been re
ceived. Informed that nothing had been
received, the president requested
that any despatches received from
American naval commanders in
Chinese water be transmitted at
once to the White House.
The watch officer, whose name
the navy refuses to give out, in
answering one of the many calls
at the department, first recog
nized Secretary Wilbur's voice
over the wire. The secretary
asked if any word had been re-
reiverl and whan tnld fhr YtuA
Deen none, requested that the wire
be held a moment.
Then to the surprise Of the of
ficer, President Coolidge talked
with him in person.
COUNTER CLAIM FILED
Wldtney Says Wbman Married at
Time Mentionel in Suit
NEW YORK, March 25. (AP)
Evan Burroughs Fontaine, dancer,
today was directed by the appehi
late division of the state supreme
court -to answer affirmative de
fenses set up by Cornelius Van-
derbllt Whitney against her suit
for $1,000,000 damages based Ott
the alleged breach of a marriage
promise and to establish the pa
ternity of her child. -
The defense contentions by
Whitney are that Miss -Fontaine
was married lat the time of the al
leged promise of marriage and
thkt a prior action brought by hef
in the California courts was dis
missed on its merits.' ' . '. 1 "
In the California action "Whit
ney contended that1 Miss Fontaine
was the wife of Sterling L. Adair
at" the time shef alleged he pro
posed marriage to her.
TYPING SCORES LACKING
Results of Salem-Eagen High
School Contest in Doubt a.
EUGENE, March 25 .(AP.3
Salem and Eugene high school typ
ing students met here this after
noon in a typing contest prelimin
ary to the state contest to be held
at Corvallis latcr , - i"
Scores were not available today
as papers have not -yet been cor
rected. Salem team members Were
late in arriving Id Edgsne and tBe
contest was Hoi started until-late
this afternoon. -
PRICE FIVE CENTS:
IRK ON STATE
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W. C. Knighton. Selected as
Architect by State Board
COST TO BE $600,000
Patterson Requests ' losing - of
Wnverly; Kay Waats New
Structure N. or Supreme
The state board of control yes
terday employed W. C. Knighton,
a Portland architect, to draw
plans and specifications for the
new state office building. This
structure is to be erected in Sa
lem during the present year and
will cost about 600,000.
The funds needed for the con
struction of the building were ap
propriated by the last legislature
under a plan which eventually will
defray the cost of the project
without expense to the taxpayers.
Under this plan the state will bor
row $600,000 from the industrial
accident fund which vlll draw in
terest at the rate bt 4 Vi per cent. .
Rentals assessed against the state
departments and commissions oo
cupying space in the new "building
will take care of tho interest on
the investment and eventually re
tire the principal. J
The initial step In the construe
tioh program was to instruct the
architect" to make a study.oftb
capital grounds in connection with:
the erection of the office strue-'
ture andjjfuAure expansion. . It
was suggested that the new build
ing be located between the' pre-,
ent capital structure and the
supreme court unit but this was
opposed by T. B. Kay irtate treas
urer. He skid thirir thfrfblan
was adopted it would be necessary
to flo away with many? of 'the
trees and much of the shrubbery'
on the capital groands. It-Mves
Mr. Kays contention that the new
building should be located on the
vacant property adjoining the bu-
preme court building. "'"'
Sam . A. ' Koter, secretary of .
state, Btreased the cbhtention that
in erecting the new office build
ing the officials should not lose;
sight of future development,
Rough sketches of the proposed
new office building will be pre
pared by Mr. Knighton within the
(Continued on ptf 8.) .
SEEKING STUDY. i:
NELSON BELIEVES COUltSK
WOULD BE THEORETICAL
Meeting Held At JJberty gcttob'I J
For Discussion Question; .
No Action -1
"The inauguration of an' agHi :
cultural course In Salem high
school would be impracticable," .
Professor J. C. Nelsbn, principal
stated yesterday, la commenting
upon a discussion t; Liberty
school house Thursday nigHt la
which such an addition to the cur''1
riculum was recommended.
order properly to teach sucb' a
course, acreage of land would be '
required for demonstration pur
poses, else, the instruction would
be purely theoretical and of little1-'
value to the student. This we do
not have." : - v
At the Liberty meetlhg'it'was
stated that fidt only fn The' Liberty
district but In various farming d,is-
tHcts siirrdunainr tie city; there .
la a demand for some Instruction1
in the high school which Will bene-
fit the boys and girls who plan to
Btay With farming when Ibey
graduate; General policies wilctt'
may be put Into practice oh ihV
farms from where 'the students3
come is what is desired. It was'
said.-' '- " - - ' . J i .
The ' meeting' at1 Liberty schoolv !
was called for rthe purpose of dis-5'
cussing the possible establishment1
ot a fotir year high school in that ;
section. ' County superintendent
Fulkerson was at the meeting and
gate data on the question of oper
ation costs." taxes',- and ' general ,
facts on both Sides of the question.
No" definite expression one way oeS
the other was given. - V, " '""J: U
: The 1 matter , ot tfansportatlon '
trtct td Salem was discussed, but
fcbtnirix- definite was " developed. ?
It Is possible that some workable';
plan will be pat into effect before