1 Fair Grounds Beginning at 3 O'clOdk This AHefhodri Will Bring Large C?o?jB The Auto Racec at the ony Orchestra and Local Talent SI ill RH the Elsinore Theater at 8:30 J oriigtrt IThR Portland Junior S They are now talking about Pullman" air ships and -wo nope they make the berths bo you can't fall out of 'em. '- They used to say that an apple a day kept the doctor away, but that was before germs were discovered, t WEATHER FORECAST: Generally fair with moderate temperature; fresh north winds on the: coast; humidity slightly be low normal. Maximum temperature yester day, 3: minimum, 40; river, 4; rainfall, trace; atmosphere, cloudy; wlad, west. ; EVENTY-SEVENfH YEAR J'. SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING, . MAY 7; 1927 PRICE FIVE CENTS flTIOh RESCUE FORCE WORKS RAPIDLY IN FLOOD AREA Hundreds Trapped "m Homes in Inundated Area; Sal vation Problem MACON RIDGE DOOMED Policy of Watchful 'Waiting Adopted With Regard to Major Danger Fronts; Conscription tTscd NEW ORLEANS, May 6. (By AIM While a thrilling drama of lire-saving was unfolding across inundated northeastern Louisiana today, engineers directing the fcrces combatting the Mississippi flood adopted a policy of watchful waiting along wide fronts where danger is likely to-develop as the crest moves on to the guff. Serious situations were report ed in some of the flooded sections of the huge funnel between the Mississippi and the Ouachita riv ers, but the relief machine was straining every aervfe to prevent any serious loss of life. Many Trapped Iteports received here from many sections of the flood were that hundreds of persons in re mote places were trapped in their homes. The task of searching them out and taking them to safe ty was the one upon which the rescue squadron concentrated. Several thousands are reported on Macon Ridge, which probably soon will be swallowed up by the rushing flood waters, but officials expressed confidence .that all Of fhem could be. removed before Towns Tiu-eateneu With nearly a score of towns already flooded, others were being threatened with serious damage- South of Alexandria, where a threatening situation is being de veloped by the rising tide in the Red river, more than 100 idle nien literally have been conscript ed by the courts for levee work nd plantation owners have been sending large force3 . from their fields to the danger points. Back waters - iroui the La Fourche lowlands still were bat tering the levees at Monroe. a town of 30,000 people, and bad entered the lower sections. MYSTERY BLAST TAKES 7 LIVES 1JI II.IIN; IN XKW YORK CITY CRUMBLES AFTER BLAST i UniH Fall Into Basciuciil ; Res cue Work Handicapped by Water NEW YORK, May 6. (AP) After finding seven bodies among huge concrete blocks of a two story concrete tflullding which, with u mysterious explosion, col lapsed this afternoon, fatigued and drenched workers late tonight decided nothing, more could be done until daylight. Severely handicapped by water which tilled, the. collar from a broken water . main and which could not "be entirely pumped out by fire engines, workers struggled with the wryfckago until long after dark, aided", by powerful search- liKlltS. ; When t be -search was given up for ihe uight, all of ,the 60 occu pants of the building had .been aet-ouuted for. but there remained the possibility that passersby-may have been mutilated or drowned when the walla crumbled and were partly submerged. ... : The dead William E, Kelleher. 32. uttofner Frank Zurhmulcn, attorney: Robert O'Rourke. 25. filing clerk; Charles Malasky. 21. clerk: Charles J. -Quintan, 65. k head of claim department; Flor- . Mence lavanaagh,, 19, stenographer: Elizabeth Loviuger; 20, ; atenov grapher. , , ' . - , All were employes of the Yellow Taxi company, whoso offices were housed In the East 23 rd street building. Of the 40 injured, none r of the 11 who remained at the Ik'llevuo hospital tonight -was con sidered in a critical condition.. - The bodies of the victims were dug out of the wreckage and water in the basement where the men hud been precipitated when - the nrst floor 'caved fn, HIGHWAY SMASH INVOLVES 4 CARS TWO PERSONS. INJURED IX ACCIDENT NEAR WOODBURX Robert Bradley of Newport Ar rested for Lack of Driv ers License Two persons injured, three badly damaged and disabled cars. a fourth car damaged but able to proceed under its own power, and three drivers badly shaken by the melee was the result of the driv ing of Robert Bradley, 18, of New port, near Woodburn last night. The four-car crash occurred on the Pacific highway, one and a half miles north of Maple Grove when Bradley driving south in a borrowed Ford sedan, crashed in the rear of a Dodge car driven by Miss G. McDaniels of Woodburn. The sedan swerved into the high way and struck a northbound Ford truck driven by Charles Sol omon 'of Portland. The" truck was hit a second time by the Chevrolet of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michler of Hubbard. Mr. Michler had not seen the mix-up and drove into the truck, putting on the brakes too late to avoid trouble. The Michlers were badly shaken up by the crash and sustained minor injuries. They were treated by a physician who was called to the scene of the ac cident and were taken to their home. Bradley, who la said to have had no drivers' license, was arrested by State Traffic Officer G. D. Watkins and brought to Salem where he was held by police on a no drivers' license charge. Wrecking crews removed the three cars from the highway. POW WOW DRAWS MANY Capitol Post Drum Corps and Min- strels Assist in Work SHERIDAN, May 6. (Special) The regular meeting of the Yam hill county Pow Wow of the Am- Igriffrft. ,JUEtftnjWAH,.hfld hexe to night and over ZOO Legionnaires and members of the auxiliary were in attendance. Practically every Legion post . in Yamhill county was represented by a large delegation and many posts from other counties sent representatives. The largest del egation came from Salem Capitol Post No. 9. Over 150 made the trip from that city and th Drum corps r urn is bed considerable en tertainment. An excellent program was one of the outstanding features of the evening. Musical selections, read ings and the minstrel show of the Salem post proved to be very en tertaining. Talks were given by some of the state officers who were present and by other prom inent legion men. Membership was stressed and all posts were urged to push this work at once This was one of the largest meetings of the Pow Wow as it assumed the nature of a district gathering. Among the state le gion officers to be present were Carl R. Moser, state adjutant June Valiant, state service offi cer; Irl S. McSherry, district ex ecutive committee, and Gerald Owens, editor of Pacific Legion YES, WE HAVE NO EXTRA Elderly lint Over-Knergjetlc News boy Circulates Rumors "Extra! Extra! Hugh DeAutrc- mont found guilty!" No. it isn't true, but cries situ ilar to the above have been heard every evening recently on Salem's downtown streets, emanating from the lips of a 50-year-old newsboy who Is looking, too strongly to the main chance. No Oregon paper has gotten out an extra edition for weeks, so far as there is any record here, but The Statesman office is receiving telephone calls every evening ask ing about them, and the rumors have been traced to this news "boy." , ,The untrue rumor about De- Autremont was broadcast Wednes jay nigm, ana mere n as been a different excuse for a fake, ."extra every night since. Last sight Jt was about an ocean wreck. ASHLAND DEBATERS WIN Defeat Warrcnton High Takt . . , Western Division Title WARRENTON. Ore., May C.-i f AP) Ashland high school's dc bating team won the high school championship, of Western Oregon tonight bydefeating the Warren ton high' school team here.' Atl three judges voted for Ashland. Richard Joy and- Dorothy Joy were the Ashland team. Helen Smith and Dulcie LyUell debated tor Wat-Teuton ' " CHANS DAY 27TH MEETING TO DRAM Historical and Pioneer Asso ciation's Picnic to Be Held Today GOVERNOR WILL ADDRESS Premier Event of Oregon's History to Be Observed Again; Hem inlscciises of Early Times Will He Heard If the" weather is favorable, about three thousand people will gather this afternoon at Cham- poeg to celebrate the historical event of 1842, when the early set tlers decided to recognize allegi ance to the United States instead of to Great Britain. It will be the 27th annual meeting and pic nic of the Oregon Historical so ciety and the Oregon Pioneer asso ciation. Governor I. L. Patterson will be one of the principal speakers. He will discuss the subject: "When Will the Road From the Highway to the Memorial Building Be Paved?" E. C. Elliott, a Walla Walla attorney, will present a pa per on Dr. Robert Newell, one of the important characters of the historical event which occurred May 2, 85 years ago. Judge D'Arcy Chairman Judge Peter H. D'Arcy, Salem, will be chairman of the day. Ho Is a past president of the Oregon Pioneer association. The picnickers will gather for the basket dinner at noon and at 1:30 o'clock, the meeting will be called by Judge D'Arcy. Howard f. Sehoff wfll lead thr -sWging of "America." Invocation will be given by Dr. John Martin Canse, (Continued on Jge 8.) BENEFIT SHOW POPULAR Salvation Army Obtains 3300 to Send for Flood Relief Two hundred eighty children paid .their way to the special liligh's Capitol theater matinee yesterday afternoon at 4:15, the proceeds of which went to swell the Mississippi relief fund of the Salvation Army. Ensign A. Pitt, of the Army, re ports that about $300 has been raised for relief purposes. This money has been sent immediately to the areas where it is to be used. ALSO SEEMS RAISE IT! CONCERT CLIMAX OF MUSIC WEEK PORTLAND JUNIOR SYMPHONY TO PLAY TONIGHT Final Program at Elsinore eludes Numbers By Local Musicians In- The completion of Music Week in Salem will be marked with a concert by the Portland Junior Symphony Orchestra tonight at the Elsinore; numbers by the Sa lem Men's Chorus; numbers by the Schubert Octette; and num bers by the Salem Men's Chorus. Doubtless every seat in the Elsi nore will be sold for this signifi cant closing concert. Jacques Gerschkovitch, conductor of the Junior Symphony Orchestra, has made a brilliant record for" him self and the performance tonight will be nothing if not outstanding. The following is the program: Symphony. No. 1, Op. 21, in C Major, Beethoven. Adagio Molto, Allegro Con Brio Andante, Cantabile con Moto. Menuelto, Allegro molto e Vi vace. Adagio, Allegro molto e Vivace. Symphonic Poem, "Dance Mac abre," Saint-Saens. "At Church," Tschaikowsky. Arranged for strings and wood wind by Jacques Gershkovitch. "The Death ot Kin Sei," Av shalmof f. "Cue Tabatiere a Musique," (Music Box' Liadow. Overture, "La Grande Paque Russe." (The Resurrection) Rim-sky-Korsakoff. It is interesting in connection (Continued on Page 4.) LEHMAN GETS 3 MONTHS Informed on Other Violators, Had Liquor Himself, Report ,. Henry Lehman, convicted in justice court yesterday morning on a charge of illegal possession of -intoxicating- Bquor, was fined' $300 and sentenced to serve three months in the county -jail. The man was unable to pay his fine and until he does will be confined for a period of not to exceed five months longer. Lehman has been reporting other liquor law violators to po lice officers, all the while he has been engaging in the illicit trade himself, according to unofficial statements from officers. The man was arrested on the Silverton highway when 2 gallons of liquor was found in his car. Of ficers had been watching another place near the scene of the arrest where bootlegging operations Were going on. Discovered near the place. Lehman's car was searched and the liquor un covered. TO BE THE FATHER OF ' - $1632 NEW TOTAL OF RELIEF FUND ORIGINAL QUOTA NEARLY MET BUT NEW ONE FAR AWAY Every Penny Needed, Secretary Hoover Declares; 330,000 Need Assistance The Mississippi flood relief fund reached a total of $1632 Friday, according to a1 report from Dr. Henry E. Morris last night. This leaves the fund short $168 of the original quota of $1800, and far away from the quota of $3600 which was set last week when re ports from the inundated districts indicated that more relief would be necessary. No definite time has been set when the quota should be reached, but Dr. Morris is anxious that the contribution be sent in as quickly as possible. "Now is the time the money is needed, and now is the time to raise it," said Dr. Morris. VICKSBURG, Miss., May 6. (AP.) Every penny of the Red Cross fund and as much more as the American public can give will be needed to care for the flood refugees of the Mississippi valley, Secretary Hoover declared tonight in summarizing the situation of the lower valley. Three hundred and thirty thou- (Oontinad on pr 4.1 H0SS TO GREET ENVOY Governor's Secretary Will Meet German Ambassador Hal Hoss, private -secretary to Governor Patterson, will represent the executive department at the various functions arranged in honor of the 'German ambassador to the United States'who is sched uled to arrive in Portland May 12. The entertainment programme includes a drive over the Colum bia River highway, public recep tion, and banquet to be served under the direction of the German consul in Portland and the Port land, chamber .of commerce y Governor Patterson will not be able to welcome the ambassador because of a previous appointment in Eastern Oregon. 1 MAXIM, INVENTOR, DIES Cancer of Stomach and Anemia Fatal to Famous "Silencer" LAKE HOPATCONG, X. J.. May 6. (AP) Hudson Maxim, in ventor, author and explosives ex pert, died at his home at Maxim Park late today of cancer of the stomach and an.emie. He was 74 years old. Mr. Maxim enjoyed good health until two years ago" when he first began to suffer from anemia. He became ill while on a tour of Europe. FREEZE - OUT" GAR PURCHASE MAY LITJK HUGH TO DEATH CASE Movements of Green Auto Will Be Told Today in Jacksonville Trial EXPECT IDENTIFICATION Collision With Steer and Subse quent Actions of Defendant Recalled; Silverton Men to Give Testimony COURTHOUSE. Jacksonville. Ore., May 6. (AP) In the half day session of the court in the trial of Hugh DeAutremont to morrow, special Prosecutor Geo. M. Roberts said this afternoon, that testimony bearing upon the purchase of an automobile from a firm lit Portland would be intro duced. ! The travels in the automobile of the defendant, jointly accused with his fugitive brothers. Ray and Roy, of the murder of Charles O. (Coyle) Johnson, and three other trainmen during the prog ress of the Siskiyou tunnel hold up and killings in October, 1923, will be detailed, it was indicated tonight by George Neuner, Unit ed States district attorney, aiding in the prosecution. Collision- Recalled The part that the automobile a green car played in the crime, and its use Hugh will be told by garagemen of Ashland, to whom the car was brought for repairs after it collided with a red "Steer belonging to William High, Rogue river valley farmer. The steer-died , from injuries and the machine was taken, first to one garage for repairs and la ter to another as the first could not make repairs rapidly enough to suit defendant who became profane at the delay. Garage workers will be called to identify Hugh DeAutremont as the driver of the car the first definite step to connect him with the crime of which he stands ac cused, and it is evident, it- will arouse the defense counsel from its complacency. Worked at Silverton Witnesses have also been called by, the prosecution from Silverton, Ore;, where the defendant and his brothers were employed in a log ging camp, and are alleged to have made their preliminary plans for the holdup. The state expects to close its case late Monday or Tuesday morning, with witnessing giving what the prosecution considers the crucial testimony of the trial with a narrative of Hughs move ments over the country before he joined the army and his purport ed statements to his mother in Alcatraz island prison, after he was returned from the Phillip- pines, when, the state declared in the opening statements, he made damaging admissions of guilt. Both DeAutremont and his moth er deny they even as much as mentioned the crime. Officers Testify In today's testimony. P. C. Mc Carthy of Duusmuir, Cal., train master, festified to bringing the wrecked mail car to Ashland, fol lowing the holdup, and corrobo rated the finding of a shotgun shell near the mouth of the tun nel. The final witnesses of the day were John Apert, former coroner and Charles E. Terrill, former sheriff of Jackson county, who told respectively of receiving of ficially the bodies of the slain men, and the exhibits in the case. ACCIDENTS FATAL TO 4 H33 Industrial Injuries Subject to Compensation Law .There were four fatalities " in Oregon due to industrial accidents during' the, week-ending May 5, according to a report prepared by the state industrial accident com mission. ..... ," ,' - The victims wore Harold F. Thom pfcon . -Porthihd.V, laborer : Fred II. Clous, Portland, machin ist ; . . El raer , $ Watson, J lfolbrOok rigger,: and Carl Weber, Matsh field, "powder man. . Of th . total "number of acci dents reported to- the commission 633 were subject to the workmens' compensation law, , BROWNLEE SANE ALIENISTS FIND SOUND , IN BOTH MlXD AND BODY, REPORT SAYS Investigation Made" After Affida vits Suggest Shell Shock Injuries , Albert Brownlee, who is to be hanged in the state penitentiary here May 17 for murder commit ted in Lane county, is normal, both physically and mentally, ac cording to a report filed with Governor Patterson Friday by a committee of alienists. The- report was signed by Dr. R. E. Lee Steiner, superintendent of the Oregon state hospital; Dr. L. F. Griffth, assistant superin tendent of the institution, and Dr. J. C. Evans, member, of the medi cal staff. The examination was ordered by Governor Patterson following receipt of affidavits from the Am erican Legion, and Brownlee's parents indicating that the mur derer might be insane because of shell shock suffered during the World war. . " - Friends .of Brownlee said re cently that, an effort would be made to have Governor Patterson Kcommute his sentence to life im prisonment. Brownlee was convicted of first degree murder In connection with the robbery of a pool hall at Ven eta and the subsequent slaying of a member of the posse sent in pursuit! of the robber. The. pro prietor of the pool hall was shot and seriously wounded during the robbery. PET IDEAS LAMBASTED Service Club Just Place to Get Contact, Says McCulIough Pinch hitting for a speaker un able to appear at the Lions club luncheon yesterday noon, ' C. B. McCulIough, state bridge engineer picked up many of the pet Ideas associated with service clubs and threw them out the window to be replaced by nine 'don't and do's to be attached to Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis work. "Don't expect the average club to be an uplift society or aclear ing house for propogandists' pet ideas. . Don't believe that every service organization should drop its work to "raise funds for every known charity that possesses a pitiful appeal. No business club can be classed one especially organized for civic," betterment," said the speaker. Contacts made in the .so-called "knife and fork" clubs prove in valuable in establishing confi dence and add the correct atmos phere to business relations in the city. McCulIough stressed the im portance of "giving support to the transitional program advocated for the city this yeaf as a means of helping Salem out of Its ado lescent period. He described the present system of government as a shaky back number and uTged that a progressive stand be taken by all club members for better bivic improvements including the addition of several needed city bridges. 1 VEATCH APPOINTED AGAIN Portland Man Named on Fish Commission; Tried to Resign John C. Veatch of Portland Fri day was reappointed a member of the Oregon state fish commission. He has served on the commission since 1924. Mr. Veatch filed his resignation with Governor Patter son a few weeks ago bnt the gov ernor declined to accept it. He will serve for .a term of four years under his new commission. NICARAGUA WAR HALTS Truce Declared While Liberal; Asked to Lay Down Arms WASHINGTON, May .-(AP.) A truce between liberal and con servative faction in : Nicaragua unfit tomorrow has bpen declared to permit General Mbncada, liberal commander; to persuade his troops to lay down their arms. TELEGRAM TO BE SOLD Decision MaU at Men,ing of Uio Creditors; Early Sale, Ilan PORTLAND. Mayi.(AP.) -Decision to sell the Portland Tele-; gram," an afternoon newspaper and Its property witbin 20 days, was made today at a meeting of credit ors held before A. M. Cannon, fed eral referee la bankruptcy. Sealed bids will be accepted prior to the next meeting of the creditors, set for May 23. WILLAMETTE'S lYFESflL DRAWS GRDIVD Coronation of Queen Mildred and Dances Witnessed " r fay 3000 People ji FINE WEATHER PREVAILS Tennis Tournament, Track Meet, Darning 6t Given Caps and Symphony .Orchestra -Concert on Today Sunny 'skies greeted the open ing yesterday afternoon of the annual Willamette university May day festival when Mildred Tom linson, a Salem girl, was crowned queen of the fete. Nice weather prevailed throughout the day, and every, detail of the program was carried out with success. The May dances, a baseball game in the afternoon, and the junior play at the Capitol theater last night were- the high spots in the day's entertainment. Abo'ut 3,000 peo ple witnessed the coronation. Coronation Impressive The exercises, held on the su preme court grounds, were im pressIveQueen Mildred entered at a littlejgate in .the arena, pre ceded by two flower, girls,, little Emily Bremmer and Joan New combe, the varsity quartet singing "Make Way. for the Queen," her two . attendants Gladys' Flescher and Irene Clark, and the tiny crown bearer, Harriet Vick. Tho queen's two pages, Alfred Nolan, Jr., and Charles Sherman, fol lowed. Directly after the pages came the senior girls, all dressed in white and carrying bouquets of pink and.'White carnations. - ; Upon reaching the platform. Queen Mildred took her place Jn the ' big fan-shaped chair in the center, with her two maids on either side of her, and the senior girls on the steps In front. When the coronation ceremony was com pleted Elizabeth Silver sang a vocal solo, Holiday," by John Prindle Scott. . i Dances Well Received . . . The May dances, - honoring the queen, followed. The theme about which the frolic centered was that of Pied Piper of : Hamelin, and the .dances given were Mouse fiance. Ware dance, Dance of the Council men. Dance of the Child ren, Dance of the" Pygmies, Crys-? tal dance. Cat-tail dance, Ball dance and the May pole dance. The dancers were all attrac tively costumed in keeping with the particular , Idea 'carried out. One of the special features was the pyramid building of the pigmy dancers. Perhaps the most at tractive dancers were' the child ren. Marjorie Miller. Virginia Ed- wards, Florence Power, Margaret Pro, Mary . Klghtlinger, Carolyn Lambrlth and Mary Elizabeth Randolph, These dancers weru ' (Continued on Pgb 8.) , NAMESCHMALLE ' EDUCATION HEAD PORTLAND MAN' TO DIRECT . WORK FOR EVANGELICAL . - . ; , , U. IT. Lieaiog, Jr., CorvalUs, 1 fleet ed lrcsldent of Aid 'Organization , Rev. A. R. Schraalle, Portland, was elected Director of -Religious Education ' ror Evangelical churches in Oregon at yesterday's sessions of the Evangelical con ference which is being held In Sa lem this week. Sunday school and Christian Endeavor activities and religious training come under di rect supervision of the director. The conference on Evangelism yesterday was addressed by Rev. B. R. Wiener of Naperville, Illin ois ;E. , C. Kreitlow of Portland, and F. B. Culver of Salem. Stesw were taken for organization of a commission to outline-a progra, it tor evangelism In Oregon. The -Educational Aid : soot, y elected as officers for the com;' yearr G. F. Lienlng, Jr., Corva I : i President; V. A. Ballantyne. Kin; t Valley, vice-president; L. H. v, ;i lird, Monmouth, t secretary-t rea j urrRev. AVE.' Lehman and D. It.-Kauffman; both mbolo-uriess from China, were receive 1 into the conference and will "be assigned churches.? -tv:: . '.Meetings of the -conference y. Hi continue today.