3ulWteglts:(?ojmm DD.IU The Nbrth Padlilt PruHe ExdHange Hbs Sold I; All ,1926 .Gftjp; Looking fop Biggcp Ycoi drative ! WEATHER -FORECAST: -Fair,, except,. ( northwest portion, and cloudy of foggy near . I mast: Koroewhat cooler In interior; hu- One reason more young: people don't tay '4 homA nlrhts is because they're afraid to be J f uiidity Iw-Iow normal lt rUing in. interior; t moderate jorthwet and wwt winds. Maxt- rn ii m tempera nre yesterday, 80 ; -mlaUnujn. alone la the house. -Philadelphia Inquirer. owadays. due tV the shortness of skirt. hard to tell a gdod looking school miRtreNS ! ! 4S; river. 3.; atmospnere, e.earr wina, northwest. 1 " , ' " r r, f , . "1 . '- ' ' - . ! from from -soma of her DUDIIs. SEVENTY-SEVENTH YEAR OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL" '26, 1927 PRICE FIVE CENTS " - 1,1 . t , -. - . Help;in Good (91 I wmm PRUNES SOLD; ittesiio North Pacific Cooperative prune Exchange Meeting With Success 1 ' 13,000,000 POUNDS SOLD CitgxuiMUit After Xnr Memler; Hi. l-:pr!sejd o Jlandfw Twenty MiUhin PoniMt of JlttT OHI ' (The following summary of A d-iiulMl report', of the manager of i he North I a c if I c cooperative prune exchange makes very in i-estiiig reading at thia time:) Keport April 25. 1927. To hold the quality of our pack 1o Iih jiresent high standard mast be the aim to, work lo.among the membership of the North Pacific Cooperative Prune exchange, ac cording to the manager who has just returned from a nine weeks' trade visit including every im- nortant prune . market In this country and Canada. ? In a detailed report to the di rectors of the North Pacific Co operative Prune, exchange held in Portland recently, the manager stressed the need lor quality of larger sizes rather than quantity made-trp of small sizes and doubt ful quality. For that reason, he Is urging every grower member of the prune exchange to give the utmost care to drying and to avoid beat variation that will lead to scorching .and - the destruction of flavor of the fruit. This haa always been necessary buii with the development of the chain store, it now becomes absolutely (i pwatiTe. IndiffereatJality Ja immediate y reflected rnrougn teiepnone tjompiaiois the store .manager and, through him to the buying center of the thain system. v5 WI ' . A Wonderful Showing Growers are, further, urged to allow their prunes to mature and thereby secure as high sugar con- tfut as possible. The 1926 crop ripened fully and it has made a wonderful, impression , upon the trade. Everywhere compliments were forthcoming upon tthe fine flavor of the Oregon prune. There is a genuine and real liking on the part of the consumer for that d-!rtab1 blend of fruit add And siii?ar found only tn a fully m turr-d Oregon prune, but there i an ei)iially great dislike for an Oregon prune that has the fruit 'Continued Ait Page 5.) 4 " FACULTY SELECTS REPRESENTATIVE KDITIf STARR KTT EI.ECTEp BV fiass ix)r VAWnncTfMtY" Mildred Miller nt llcjen IlUn . jinlMHi Tied for HcIioIam tlc Honors Uobert Alexander was named by the Hatem high sehnol faculty yesterday afternoon o Its choice of graduating class representative on. the commencement program. Alexander is and accomnlished atlist and art mtntt Grit s Tjiut ,ar he! acted on hfs own initiative in V entfrfnR the state piano playing I cutest for , students at Forest oroye where he placed third. He give a piano number at the graduating exercises. J-"' In the elections held yesterday mornrng by the senior class, Edith Starrett, prominent debater and a represenutlve of tbe state of Ore Konat" the Philadelphia sesqul , f;a,trnnial last year., was elected l.gie the valedictory , address. Otlicf candidates for,1 the plaee , were Jack namage r and Edward When - Miss fitarrett was - a freshman at Roseburg high school vtn counties in that district at -V-ate speaking contest on the V'Mitaiion at. Eugene. She took 4. wma lace, being bested only by .'3orrrcCrokey.'the Salem high jesentatlv.';: Her , election yes-'?R.tbe-flrat time S girl ( y Hi -Booi to give the valedictory f V V'ide Mr. Alexander and lilss .,-'"T-tt,--there will be two other v(.vnts.iTi- the, commencement f,7''.' '1- -v are IMIldred MU- r" ."Mt.-tUee- la scholarship RECORD WARMTH riw tit nccAM n A v I VOIlKlX PKOPLE THOUGHT HIOXD.tV WAS HOTTER Shirtsleeves Prevail on Stiwta; Moderation Today Forrrat . Possibly because they had to work Instead of finding a cool, shady place, Salem people were convinced that Monday was the hottest dajV of the year; but the official government- thermometer said "it - was ! two degrees cooler than Sunday, when the year's high mark was reached, 82 de grees.. . PORTLAND, April 25. (AP) The prediction that there would be "no summer in ; 1927" today was relegated to the general clas sification of "base canards." It waa " the second consecutive day that the thermometer had record ed near June temperatures. The weather man said it was 11 degrees, and next to Sunday, the warmest day of the year. The weather man, however, found those who would take issue with him upon this point, and while they were not upheld by the offi clal instruments, some were found who were willing to back their judgment that today was "the hot test yet." Men's shirting was flung to the breeze as backs were bared of coats. Here and there a straw hat gleamed self-consciously in the crowds, worn by some male less timide than his fellows. A refreshing breeze from the northwest blew during the day to relieve any serious discomfort from the; warmth. The weather bureau predicted that; it would continue fair tomorrow and would probably be a trifle cooler. EUGENE, April 25. (AP- The maximum temperature today was 82 degrees, one of the hottest April day on. record at the local weather office, but it waa seven degrees lower than the hottest day of April, 1926. ASTORIA, April 25. (API- Yesterday wa the warmest day Astoria ha experienced - this year, with the thermometer rising to 66 degrees at noon, but today, cooled rby a northwest wind, It rose no farther than 63 degrees at mid dav. and the weather became somewhat cooler, before evening L0NGVIEW MAN TO HANG Xeicro Sentenced Monday Fol lour ing 'Ruling by Sopreroe urt LuNGviEW, wasn., April z. (AP) -AI Williams 30, a negro. 'was today sentenced to bo hanged on May 27 for the murder of Min hio- Scolt, negress, in Longvlew, December 23, 192',. Williams con fessed the crime. Sentence was passed by Judge Homer T. Klrby. The .execution will take place at Walla Walla. ' Williams has been confined in the county jail at Kelso, awaiting the result of his appeal from Judgment of the superior court. which was affirmed by the state, supreme courtt last week. - BRITISH SCHOONER SUNK IWalmed Vessel Struck; Crw and PoMtengorg Saved HAVANA, Cuba, April 25. CAP.) The United Fruit steamer Heredia, on arriving at Havana today,: reported that she sank the British schooner iVetaLrfJuise 130 miles from Havana Sunday .night. The crew and ; passengers of the eta Louise were rescued. Information given ; to the port captain was that the schooner was bound from Guanaja, Honduras, for , Tampa, Florida, with, several passengers and a cargo of bananas. The vessel was becalmed and light signals failed to warn the steamer. The Veta Louise 'was struck amid ships and sank almost Immedi ately, the i passengers taking to lifeboats and jthe crew plunging Itvto the sea. . j , : , v CHERRY PRICE FORECAST Aalcm Hujer 'at Eugene Prerlicfs ; 13 to SO (VntM m Pound EUGENE. April 25. (AP.) First intimation of what the price of cherrlea ; would be' this year was given today by C. H. McDon ough,. cherry buyer from Salem, who la in the city to esubllsh a purchasing office'.' When - asked i what the cherry price is i to be, he stated, that - he could not, tell definitely, but sug gested, that it might be ns high as to bo from 15 to 20 cents a pound. GOBSfOOi 1 U. S. and Otfier Foreign,Ves sels Fired Upon in'YangfseV Says Report ; MAKES 47 SUCH ATTACKS In Hankow, In- (-hiding OM ' Ameriranx, Ite- rie?ed in Aerloii titiiig' er; Attack ForecasC Sff AXCitAT, April 26. (AP) The Lrnited States auxiliary ves sel Penguin was fired on heavily yesterday in the . Yangtse river with rifles, machine guns and field pieces. Several of the Penguin's men were injured, one of them badry. SHANGHAI, April 25. (AP) Foreign warships in Chinese waters hav been fired on again by Chinese troops. Recent statis tics reported that American, ves sels, including warshios in Chi nese waiters had been thus at tacked on 4 5 occasions - since August 16, 19'26.. Tbfia number was Increased whan the United States destroyer Peary was fired on yesterday near Kiukiang, on .the Yangtse, about 125 miles off Hankow. The source of the fir ing was not located and the war ship did not return the fire. Three British warships, the Mantis, Keppel and ' Wolsey, also were fired upon byChiftese bat- (Continued oa Poe 2.) uirr iBirkir- nrnnnTrh JYfcT JNCUMt: fltrUKltU i'fr'r r":", . Amount Reported, for; Year 192 Totaled 31,t23,2Sa The Southern Pacific company had net income of $31,125,226.95 during the year 1926, according to the annual report of the company filed in the offices of the public service commission yesterday. The operating revenues were $226. 641. 68, operating expenses $157,350,084.75 and net revenue $69,115,556.93. Taxes were $17, 678,890.37 and operating income $51,436,666.56. The non-opefat-ing income was $31,323,341.90 and gross income $82,760,098.4 6. Deductions from the gross in come, such as interest, fixed char ges and other similar expense, to taled $51,634,781.51. - - ; " ' " " ' "" lll'I'llH ' III ' jC ? r backed Y ! yv DRIVER , ,W.U. JOURNALISTS WILL EDIT PAPER CARI-SOV SELECTED AS EDI " T6h Ash TO NAME STAFF ' Course Added To Curriculum -At Willamette, This Year At- i "v - tracts Many " The Willamette university journalism class under direction of Professor E. C. Richards will edit the Saturday morning issue pf the Oregon Statesman this week. This is being done to give the news- writing students practical instruc tion in the publication of a regular daily newspaper. V I). Carlson - has been chosen to act as editor for the issue. He will select his staff today, and ap. portion the work among various members of the class. Every de tail of the news end of thfr paper will be handled by the students.' The journalism course was ad ded to the university curriculum this year primarily to improve the quality of the Willamette Colleg ian, weekly college publication. It (Continued on pae 8.) BLOSSOM DAY SUCCESS Thousands Enjoy Enchantment of Wonderful Qrchards Approximately 15,000 people irora outside of Marion county joined in the observance of Blos som day here on Sunday. The weather was ideal, being warm with a beautiful clear sky. The peach, the cherry, the prune and the apple trees were all be decked with snow white and pink tinted blossoms for the grand oc casion. Their beauty was en hanced by the bright green of the new leaves on the trees. Visitors to Salem were greeted by the uniformed Cherrians, who directed them over the two chos en routes, where the blossoms were reported to be the very best. These routes covered about 20 miles and the traffic we.s directed 'vv- - rectiop of T. A. .Raffety,Te cnmber of - commerce remained by state operatives under the di boen during the dav for the con- Aren ience of the visitors. Penitentiary officials reported that approximately 1500 people visited thar institution, while all of the other state institutions were visited by large numbers of peo ple. The state capitol building re mained open during the day and it is reported that over 500 went to the dome and obtained a fine birdseye view of the surrounding country. The best day of the year so far was probably enjoyed on. Sunday by thousands of -Oregonians. ! Spring came Into Its own and everything combined to make Blossom day one that could not be excelled. DROPPING THE PILOT YWC A PLANNING COMMUNITY CAMP FUND nEGUNr WANT ENOUGH MORE TO MAKE IT $ 1 fOOO It u ill mage Sale Scheduled for This Week; Camp to Be -Near 4 r' ' ' lil4iajn 'j rne saiem Y. w. c. iA. owns two acres of land two miles above Mehama, near Taylors grove. This land 'was deeded to the Y. W. by Jos. H. Albert. And the Salem Y- W. has $308.35, the balance of a fund donated by the Salem Lions club. after some surveyingfand other ex penses in connection with the two acres were paid. , And typw the directors of the YW are planning to add to this $308.35 fund. They nope to make it $1000 within the next few weeks, in order that' a building may be, erected. And they plan for a camp house 40 by 50 feet, with a good roof and a good floor, the balance for the present to be open, with pro visions for closing with canvas or other material during stormy weather. " They . hope to add sleeping cabins later. Then the building planned now can be finished for an assembly hall. And some day they hope to have a - big log house and other buildings that will go with a large community camp. But the thing now Is to get the first building up, ready for the summer season that is coming on. As soon as this is ready, the Giese-Powers concern will pre pare a well and .furnish it with a pump. This to be a gift. The women workers of the YW are now preparing to get together (Continued on pace .) TWO CROSSINGS GRANTED Application of Company to Stop River Operations Heard The puonc, service commission e8teriay . iutM'dV-ia'-order-crmBfr. ing Morrow county permission to construct grade crossings over the tracks of the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation company in the town of Lexington and near Judson. An application to estab lish a similar crossing near Irri gon was denied by the commis sion. 1 The commission authorized tbe Southern Pacific company to es tablish an industry Spur track In Hlllsboro, and dismissed an ap plication looking to cancellation of a permit issued, to the MOrrls Lowther truck Jine. Hearing of the application of the Nehalem Driving and Boom company for permission to dlscon- tlnne Its operations on the Neha lem river and its tributaries oc cupied the attention of the com mission most of yesterday. HOPE OF PEACE WITH SECURITY FOREIGN POLICY President Outlines Views on China Mexico and Nica ragua in Talk ADDRESSES NEWS MEN Senate Arbitration Plan Doubted; Considers Cantonese? Reply CbiVciilatory; Friendly Attitude Promised NEW YORK, April 25. (AP) A foreign policy devoted to the protection of American citizens and the maintenance of peace was outlined tonight by President Coolidge as in keeping with the new position in the world In which he pictured the United States. Speaking before the dinner of The United Press association com memorating the twentieth anni versary of that organization. Mr. Coolidge discussed at length the problems involving this" govern ment. In Mexico, Nicaragua and China. The president saw difficulties in carrying into effect the senate proposal for arbitration with Mex ico of the dispute growing out of that nation's oil and -land laws and forecast an amicable adjust ment of this situation on the basis of a recent conference he had witfi the Mexican ambassador. Assurance Given He revealed that Ambassador Tellez recently brought word from Mexico City that American prop erty would not be confiscated by the Mexican government. VI am glad to report," i Mr. Coolidge saidj "that the Mexican ambassador big- recently declared to me that she does not Inteiid to confiscate our property, that she has shown diligence in capturing and punishing those who have murdered our citizens, and Jex- pressea tne wisn, wnicn we so thoroughly entertain, of keeping cordial and friendly relations. "With a strong sentiment of (Continued oa pee 8.) n r PRISONER IDENTIFIED E. G. Cockerane Found to Be E. G. Hyland After Death A case of identification that has puzzled local officials for several days was solved yesterday when Mrs. E. C Hyland of this city de clared the body of E. G. Cockerane to be that of her husband Hyland died -Monday afternoon following five days of intense suf- fering at a local hospital. Physi- clans found his death to be due to I acute diabetes. - After serving only two -days of a Jthree months' sentence, Hyland j had been taken from the county jail to the hospital. He had re cently been convicted on charge of operating a still in the Frultland district. His sentence was in ad dition to a fine of $250. Officer were convinced that the name of Cockerane was an alias and their efforts led to the identi- fication'. The body was viewed-by Mrs. Hyland at the funeral parlors of exnoon ana roooea or uncut a.a Coroner Rigdon: Th Hvlands monds which said were valued were not divorced but had separaul1 JIOO.,000. 'r - I - ed several years ago. - Burial ; will ' be held this after- nOOn, : I BOY; BAT; DARKNESS Feat of Strength Causes Circuit to Burn. Out; Lad Unhurt ' i When a small boy desirous of revealing .his physical prowess threw a baseball bat with a rope tied to the end of it. high in the air at Hoed "and Commercial .streets Monday evening, he threw the entire -north end into total darkness and' himself ; barely; es caped eletrocution. : -'r"..:: 'V For. the bat sailed tip above the Portlands ; Electric Power:, com pany's -wires,' carrying 11,000 vblts, and some came down on the other side -The roDe had enourh t conducting efficiency to short the entire Circuit and cause one of the wires to burn in two. and the i-e- salt was t that residents In the north end were withoul lights for over ah hoar. Representatives of - the" power company stated that It was sur- prising Uhat the ? boy was not killed. He let go of the rona when the arc began to form. It was reported -that his name was Cecil Evans. ' - $700 COLLECTED ON RELIEF FUND FIRST 500 WIRED IN TO HEADQUARTERS LAST NIGHT Money Needed Badly Now ; Over 150,000. Reported to Be : Homeless So Far Only about $700 of the 12000 quota wHlch the 7 Willamette dis trlet Is to raise for "people in the devastated areas of the Mississippi and Arkansas flood region had been turned In to the Red Cross headquarters" last night; accord Ing to Dr. Henry Morris who is In ch"e he driye- me ursi cuninuuuun, $500. was wired yesterday afternoon by Dr. Morris to Wm. Carl Hunt, di rector of the drive for the Pacific division, at San Francisco. Just as soon as more can' be collected, It will be sent forward promptly, Now is tbe time the supplies are needed, and there must be no de lay In providing the mbney to buy them. Dr. Morris stated.- Something, like $200 was raised In local, churches after an appeal last Sunday, and Boy Scouts ac cumulated $60 In the tag sale. Included In tut, outside' donations were $117.61 from Monmouth and $4 2 from Stayton. The Bap tist church took up a collection of $44 exceeding the contribution from any other church, and last night the deacons of fthe Baptist church voted to give $2 5V - Drive officials believe that peo pie in Salem will respond to the relief Of the needy people in the flood districts if they can only be made to see that quick action is reauired. The quota should be obtained within two or three days now. Dr. Morris believes," but it will be necessary for people to mail their checks to the ' Red Cross drive offices at 303 First National Bank buildingt as it will be impossible ' for canvassers to cover every part of the city. Reports from the- flooded dig- tilcts last night indicated that the homeless , now- number more than 150,000, and the damage result ing. probably exceeding a half bil lion dollars. i WARDENS TO CONVENE New Forestry Legislation to Be ' Discussed at Conference 1 Supervising Wardens in charge of districts patrolled under the administration of the state fores ter's department, will hold a con ference in Saletn,: May 2 and 3, according to announcement made by F. . A. Elliott, state forester. yesterday. ; - Invitations have been extended to field operatives and represents Uvea. of timber -owners to attend the sessions. The principal phases of forest protection will be dis cussed.. V : ' Governor ' Patterson will give tbe principal address on the open- ing day of . the conference The afternoon of the last day will be given over to a discussion of new forestry legislation enact- ed at the last legislative assembly. BANDIT GETS DIAMONDS Broker Held Xp; Robber. Cripples Man Who Would Halt Him LOS ANGELES, April 25. (By AP.)A. JeddisVa San Francisco diamond broker, was held. up. in the lobby of the Loew'a State building in the center of the Los Angeles business district this af- jeaaa iota tne ponce ne was TOB"onia as ne passea inrougn u a tuau wm inrust a pistoi at mm and broker carried the diamonds . As the holdup- man fled, 'a by i tanderToft.':yiTn ot Walnut Park, attempted to intercept him. Tbe bandit tripped ; Virgin, " who fell down a stairway, breaking his back.. ' '. ; . . ' - ' . SMITH. COOLIDGE SHAKE Governor Tells President to Be ' Careful He Isn't Caught NEW YORK. April 25.(AP) Al.'Smith, democratic governor of New York, paid hi respects to- nlgnt to President Coolidge in his liunnore hotel suite, but whether tte 20 minute conference included a. discussion of the presidential eandidacy-possibilities ot either was apt divulged. ' . Asked what transpired t at. the Tislt, Governor Smith replied:;"I called; of course, to bid him,-welcome to the city. I told him. to do anything he wanted to providing fie didn't get caught at it," - , " When asked what the president said, the governor answered; "He said be would take a hance," OVER 100 DEffo fHTERRIir; More Towns and Farm Lands Inundated; Arkansas City Evacuated, Report DAMAGE NEARLY BILLION Secretary Tfoover Take Charge of Relief Work at Memphis; Preparations for Itcscue, - ' ReliabilitAtion Made t .MEMPHIS Tenn., 'April 25. (AP) Twenty five persons. whites and negroes, were drowned at Heads, a small village, near Leland, yesterday Vhen they. Jnm p- ed into the flood -waters to escape from a burning building, the Mem-. phis Commercial Appeal said to night in a dispatch from a staff correspondent at Leland. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.;. April 25. (AP) Five more deaths by drowning and one from pneumonia growing out of exposure la the Arkansas floods were reported here today.' Twer of the fire drown-: ed were white men, whose names could not be ascertained. A MEMPHIS. Tenn.. April 25. (AP) Swiftly and irresistably. the muddy waters of the 'Mississ ippi ..river..:- and Its - tributaries, rolled across new ground today in three states Arkansas. .Miss issippi and Louisiana inundating additional towns . and thousands of acres of farm lands-. Driving the homeless before it. i the floods claimed new victims here, and there, swallowing op a Mississippi national gnard - tail-' way worker" near Greenville, an Arkansas planter near Pine Bluff and the captain of a government craft assisting in levee strength ening on the .Arkansas river hear Gould. ' Deaths Feared With the known death list past the one hundred mark, estimated of the total fatalities ranged from 300 to 500. Rescue workers In theMlssIsslppl delta feared that many lost their lives today as the flood -waters continue across that region. In the absence of any official estimates, varying calculations of the damage over the 9500 square miles of water covered land were , (Continued on pa 8.)' INADEQUATE FIRE ESCAPES NOTICED MATTER OF IVCMBETt FIHM ' PERMIT UP TO COUNCIL Plato of Turner Road and Hum phreys Addition Accepted by Commission That ,n u m e r o n s apartment houses and other buildings in the city Over two stories in height are not equipped with tire escapes n required by state law and city or dinance was brought to ; the at tention of the city planning and zoning . commission by a number of commissioners last night at the regular semi-monthly-meeting. A motion was passed urging the city council to take some action with a view to correcting this im proper condition, and the city en ginner was Instructed not to grant any more permits for the erection of three story structures tinloss the plans provide for adequate fire escape facilities. ; Even some of . the , apartment houses being constructed are ig noring entirely the provisions for fire escapes, it was stated, air! many of the buildings now occu pied by large numbers of -por.ln are "not, equipped for reatly es.it In case of a blae. The fairjsTouni' . buildings,' particularly 'the bor - show, pavilion and the race"trat k grandstand would be impos-i'.T.t to empty quickly in case of ftrr. It was brought oat. . Hanson and Llljequlst, sash sr; 1 door manufacturers, who. sec'ir ! a permit last October, to co - tr t a lumber warehouse on c -street are not abidl in g I? t terms under which the rrr ' granted, the' corarals-Icr. : ; Accofdinir to the r?rr-:r. t was not to cro;-3 t'.. : the e.3ot end cf CI whereas the cnri 1, - ? for', driveways tt t;, o ; places. ' . - - Tlilj. M-ittrr - t r '