,. ?v-; vTrVrf'".-l-:i."'' The Boys'- Ch orus Big Meeting at Ghamp Saturday to "Discuss the Proposed Relief Highway to Join Salem and Portlqca WEATHER FORECAST: Occasional rains and cooler Wednesday; Thareday unset tled; moderate south to west winds on'the coast. Maximum temperature yesterday, ,77; minimum. 59; T&er 3.6; atmosphere cloudy; wind southeast. There seems 16 Be" B general Impression that An drew W. Mellon measures up pretty t well when put" alongside Alexander Ilamll , ton. Providence Journal. V r SEVENTY-SEVENTH YEAH SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1927 ... PRICE FIVE CENTS ' s . i tf ... .... Pi 1 p. COOPERATION. nrniin nniinnn Ur luvUDUHnuD Governor Urges Confining of Competition of scnoois to . Athletics JOINT ORGANIZATION AIM Statement Calls Attention to Pledge. That Tollcy Here after Calls for Working More Closely The establishment of closer co operation and harmony between, the University of Oregon and the OreRon Agricultural college, and the elimination of as much rivalry as possible except In athletic cir cles, were the main points pledged in a resolution adopted by the boards of regents of the two edu cational institutions at a meeting held here yesterday. - The meeting was called by Gov ernor Patterson and none of the regents had any information as to the purpose of the session until they arrived at the capitol. All of the regents, with one or two exceptions, were in attendance. Confine Competition "Competition between the col lege and the university,'" said Gov ernor Patterson, in addressing the regents, "should be confined strict ly to athletic events. In all other matters the best interests of the student, the state as a whole, and the taxpayer should be considered first. "By adopting a policy of cooper ation and mutual ood will we can hope to elevate the standards of education, produce a better type of citizen through our courses at the schools, and promote a feeling of better sportsmanship and more thorough understanding between the regents, the faculties, the stu- c.ont bodied and the alumni "Rivalry betwaa- those two jjthools has been,, known to exist, And while the -presidents and the hoards of regents, are perhaps not fosterfng, and encouraging it, no definite. steps have heretofore been taken witfh the object in view of eliminating it." . Plan CloHer Cooperation Regents of the two Institutions, in a statement pfepafed at the close of the meeting, declared - it would hereafter b the policy of the schools to work more closely in matters relating to the stud ents' welfare. ' "Each school will aid the other with publicity,"- read" the state ment, "and will endeavor to see that the requirements of a student are best served at the institution he seeks to enter before he is permitted to matriculate. Stud ents showing inclinations toward courses that are given by one col IKe will not be encouraged to go Into other subjects merely be- ( Con tinned on Psga 4.) COOLIDGE URGES TRIBUTE TO FLAG PRESIDENT DESIGNATES JUNE 14 ANNUAL FLAG DAY People SItould Cherish Flag Their Hearts 8 Nation's Head In WASHINGTON, June 7. (AP) It is as necessary to cherish the unseen things' the American flag stands for as to respect the na tional emblem Itself. PrMpn h Coolidge said today in calling upon !' public to observe next Tues day, June 14, as Flag Day. "Liberty and Union," he said in proclamation.' "freedom of thought and speech under the rule or reason and righteousness as ex pressed in our constitution and laws, the protection of life and Property, the continuation of jus ce in our domestic and foreign relations these are among the high ideals of which our flag is the visible symbol." The text of the proclamation iollows; "My fellow Americans: "fK ny on June 14 will mark c 1 50th anniversary of the adop ter, by congress of the Stars and stripes as the emblem of our na it is fitting that we should reVll all that nnr - f t,.v u represents to our citizens Jjrf to tne nationg of the" earth. v '-o auuuiu oe no more ap P;oD"ate tlme to give thanks for the blessings that have descend pi upon oar people in this century and a half, and to rededlcate our- Th?eu to tbe h,h Principles tor which our ensign stands. , Liberty c,i? on-ireedom f thought and righteousness as expressed in 7"rMCOD8titut,on "d laws, the pro tection of Ufe and property, Jhe S5lt,,atl0 of Justice in olr uo! 5SC and toreIga relations these are-amojhe :highj Jdeajs aiiau4 a ? "LINDY VOTED :J HUBBARD MEDAL DARINti AIR PILOT ADMITTED ' TO SELECT CIRCLE Presentation of National Geo graphic Honor to Be Made by Cool id ge WASHINGTON, June 7. (AP) Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, speeding ' home on the cruiser Memphis, to receive the highest honors ever accorded a private cititen in his native land, was ad mitted today to that select circle of explorers of sea and air and land who have been awarded the Hubbard medal of the National Geographiosociety. This medal has been bestowed only seven times, the most recent recipient having been Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd who receiv ed it at the hands of President Coolidge less than a year ago "for his epochal achievement in first reaching the North Pole by air plane." Colonel Lindbergh's citation probably will read for his epochal achievement in first ilying an air plane 1rom New York to Paris. The actual presentation will be some time in the future, and prob ably by President Coolidge, Besides Commander Byrd arid Lindbergh, the only other 'recipi ents of the medal have been Rear Admiral Peary, discoverer 'of the North Pole; Roald Amundsen, Captain Robert A. Bartlett, Grove Carl Gilbert, Sir Ernest H. Shack elton and Vilhjalmar Stefansson. Arriving here at noon Saturday from Cherbourg, Colonel Lind bergh will be greeted at the wharf by the first man to span the At lantic in a plane. Commander A. C. Read, now commandant of the Hampton Roads naval air station, who in '1919, piloted the navy sea plane NC-4 from New Foundland to the Azores and thence to Port ugal and England. Commander Read was invited to attend the navy yard ceremon ies by the semi-official reception committee, which also announced that a special committee of-sen ators and another of the members of the house of representatives also would be at the yard to wel come -the -fliers. -' : QUESTION UP TO COURT 3. ' ' H -L- idricT Company Filed Suit to - Enjoin McMinnville Whether municipally owned utilities operating beyond ' the boundaries of the municipality in which the utility is located is sub ject to regulation by the public service commission and the certi ficate of public convenience and necessity law," Is a matter for the courts' to determine. This was determined by the pub lic service commission here yes terday, when representatives of the Yamhill Electric company at New berg sought the views of the com mission with relation to the action of the City of McMinnville in ex tending its electric lines into terri tory claimed by the Yamhill Electric corporation. - The public service commission declined to assure Juridictlon in the controversy. The Yamhill Electric company sometime ago filed suit In the courts to enjoin the City of Mc Minnville from invading the plain tiff's territory with its electric service. The suit is now pending in the court3. FUNERAL SERVICE TODAY Exercises for Kilpatrick, Former SaJemite, Held in Eugene EUGENE. June 7. (AP) Funeral services , for Eatl Kilpat rick, former dean of the extension division of the University of Ore gon, will be held in the music auditorium on the campus at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon it was announced today. Kilpatrick was killed on Memorial day while flying on a mission of mercy for the Red Cross over the Mississippi flod district between Memphis and New Orleans. The services will be conducted by Colonel William S. Gilbert, member of the university board of regents and Dr.-Wm. G. Eliol, Jr., of Portland. , ; CARROLL ON WAY TO PEN New York Theatrical Producer to SHre' Atlanta' Sentence - GREENVILLE. iS. C, June 8. (AP) Earl Carroll, New York theatrical producer, early today was placed aboard a sleeping car of a train here to be taken to At lanta where he will commence serving a year and a day sentence in the federal penitentiary for perjury in connection With his tath tub" party.- The train was due to-depart at li20 a. m, .; PREPARES FOR FLIGHT SAN FRANCISCO. June 7. Lieut. Bert Hall, member of the Lafayette escadrille during, the world war," the chamber of conn mercG .announced .today,, will ar rive at Seattle to arrange for the building of a special type of mono plane; In which he plans to fly dl- ectly from San Francisco to Tokyo on or, before September 1. The distance- is approximately 6(00 KIWtflR: WARNS OF II' TROUBLE Weather Bureau Predicts In undation Conditions to Last Into July PEOPLE BEGIN EXODUS Two Thousand People Will He Driven From St. Francis, Report Shjk; "Sugar Bowl" Empty NEW ORLEANS, June 7. (By AP:) Louisiana's "sugar bowl" may be empty this year. When reports of disaster from new floods in Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois reached Red Crorfs headquarters here today, the weather bureau issued a special, bulletin predict ing that the fresh rise coming down the Mississippi river would prolong flood conditions in Louisi ana until the latter part of July. Prolongation of the inundation in the Tensas and Atchafalaya ba sins will mean that few if any crops will be produced this sea son on thousands of acres of rich alluvial lands, much of which lies in the. famous "sugar bowl" of south central Louisiana. Relief officials said it would impede re habilitation and reconstruction, which was beginning to get under way. Although on a much smaller scale than the floods of April and May, the - new inundations in the upper-valley have started a sec ond exodus of inhabitants of low lands from which recent flood wat ers had drained. The Red Cross was Informed by field workers to day that 2.000 persons will be driven from the St. Francis river basin. v f Red Cross field workers said the new floods were reinundating thousands of acres of lands tilled or planted since. theApril flood receded. More thaft ,1,000 acres of newly planted ' cotton1 were re ported inundated in southeastern Missouri, while telegrams received by the Red Cross headquarters ex- : (Coetiaaed- Paga 4.) OLD INDIAN WOMAN DIES . . y..-. i - i 7. - . . Last Remaining Full Blood in Siuslaw Country Passes MARSHFIELD, Or., June 7. (AP.) Susie Marshall, 104, last remaining full blood Indian wom an of the Siuslaw country, died here today. She was a direct de scendant of the early Siuslaw tribe which was the strongest tribe in this section. Susie Mar shall outlived her four children, the-last daughter having died last year. 3 . i,r-: U ' ' A . too , fJS': :-- "Ts. TENTATIVE JURY FINALLY SEATED SECOND DAY OF D AUTREMOXT TRIAL EXHAUSTS 'VENIRE District Attorney George ,-Neuner Indicates Will Ask Death ' Penalty' " ' ' ; COURTHOUSE, Jacksonville, Ore., June 7. (AP) In. the sec ond day of the trial of Hugh De Autremont, charged with the mur der ' of Charles O. (Coyle) John son, during the holdup of a South ern Pacific train and the killing of three other men in Siskiyou tunnel at noon October 11, 1923; a tentative Jury, subject to the peremptory challenge, was seated. The Jury included: C. N. Wilson, Medford, realtor; J. E. Dennis. Ashland, retired; M. P. Kearney, Central Point, farmer; O. T. Bergner. Ashland, hotel own er; Henry W. Frame. Phoenix, farmer; U. P. Campbell, Ashland, author: Walter Dntilap. Medford, clerk; E. E. Gore, Medford, insur ance agent; W. W. Hittle, Gold Hill, farmer: Jas. B. Saunder. Ash land, barber; Fred P. Dutton, Medford. farmer; Wm. F. Darby, Ashland, laborer. A special venire of 50 more was ordered late this afternoon by Presiding Judge C. M. Thomas. Twentv on the list are from Ash land, the home town of two of the four men slain in the holdup. During the dav 54 veniremen tassed through the jury box. A largo percentage of the - jurors were excused because of preiu dice against the infliction of tho death penalty upon circumstantial evidence. The: first tilt between counsel during the trial came late in the day. after a tentative jury was in the box. The state at the opening of the trial contended that amend ment to section 12R of the civil code for Oregon applied to crimin al cases, and reversed their stand later and were upheld by the court in ?n oral ruling. The defense exercised its first Continued Pri 2.).. MILL HOLDINGS MERGE Consolidation Involves Whitney SOU on Tillamook Bay LOS ANGELES .Juj&eJT.--JAP Officials of the Hammond Lum ber company here today an nounced the completion of a mer ger of Pacific northwest timber and sawmill holdings of the Whit ney company of Detroit with cer tain Oregon timber properties of the Hammond interests. The merger,- said to involve $6,000,000, represents the consoli dation of the Whitoey mill at Gar ibaldi, on Tillamook bay, Oregon, with 500,000,000 board feet of un cut timber of the Hammond com pany. These properties will be held by a new Hammond subsid iary, the Hammond Tillamook Lumber company with headquart ers at Garibaldi. The Whitney mill has a capacity of 250,000 board feet per eight hour shift. The Hammond com pany still retains Oregon lands with seven billion board feet of un cut timber. MORE TROUBLE AT THE SOURCE . ' 1 1 1 n-lTn '- r- ! 1 1 .Ti2 m'" ' f. "3r' v-- aow-vv 1 -.vri CHAMPOEG PARK MECCA OF MANY MANY PROMINENT - CITIZENS VISIT HISTORIC PLACE Three High Schools Paid Tribute; Special Meeting Planned Saturday A steady stream of cars poured in and out of Champoeg park last Sunday according to reports com ing from there yesterday. The procession began about 6 a. m., by some parties from Port land driving in for ah early break fast. During the day 783 .cars visited the place. The number of people brought in was estimated at over 3000. The ideal weather and the safety of the roads con tributed. There were all day talks and picnics. Mrs. Jacob Kamm, daughter of W. II. Gray, one of those partici pating at Champoeg May 2, 1843, honored the historic spot with her first visit. With her were a niece and a granddaughter of George Abernethy who was the first gov ernor elected under the provision al form of government. There were descendants of the Apple gates, the Iooneys, the Matthieus, the Meeks and others of the for ties. ; Champoeg park is becoming the mecca of those in search of early history. Writers, historians, col lege professors and presidents, high school students and those wishing to refresh their memories upon events of the long ago. They all find something of interest, and advise others to visit -the place. J. B. Patterson, who lived in thi3 vicinity in the long ago, came from California after an absence of 45 years. Mrs. Jacob Kamm, though backward about speaking in public, was urged to speak of her father, W. H. Gray, and the information imparted haa. pever appeared in public print. V Last week the Yamhill high school, the Newberg.high and the Dayton high paid tribute to Cham poeg and the pioneers of the for ties by having picnics there. Next Saturday Butteville grange will be there in force to sponsor the build ing of a bridge at Butteville. A public meeting will be held. There will be, an all day .program. f GROWERS PLAN MEETING Discussion of Matters Pertaining to Hearing Coming Up 5 In connection with the cherry tariff hearing whic"h is to be held in Washington, D. C, before the United States tariff commission June 28. a meeting of the Salem Cherry Growers association will be held at the chamber of commerce rooms Saturday evening, June 11 it was announced Tuesday by Glenn Hogg, secretary. Discussion of matters pertaining to the hear in is the purpose of the meeting. LEAVES FOR MONTANA PORTLAND, June 7. (AP) Federal Judge John McNary will leave Portland -Thursday for Butte, Mont., where he will hear a case scheduled for Friday in the Montana district court. : ; 1 mm. T.'i ' .!.-" - W- mm - - - ... .t w . 7.1 . , nft T . 1 i f J1 P If W7 ru Tremendous Ovation Given Chamberlin and Levine When Plane Alights POLICE MAINTAIN ORDER 150,000 People Strive for Close Views of Fliers as Felicitations Extended by Prominent Germans BERLIN, June 7. (AP) Con voyed by 15 German planes, the deafening roar of whose motors could hardly compete with the hoarse "hoos" of the 150,000 en thusiastic spectators gathered in and around Tempelhofer airdrome Clarence fa. Chamberlin and Charles A. Levine finally descend ed upon Berlin in their Bellanca plane Columbia this evening. It was a real welcome Tor the delayed airmen. The fact that the people of Berlin suffered a great disappointment on Monday morning when the plane was ex pected, had nothing to do with the greeting extended to the Ameri cans when they arrived. Crowds many times as large as had made the pilgrimage on the previous day' to the field spent all after noon in picnic fashion and spirit, scanning the sky for a glimpse of the Columbia. The watchers crowded the airdrome to its ca pacity and lined up many rows deep along the fence enclosing the immense field. Yesterday's anxiety gave place to happy confidence, the drowsy lassitude of those who had kept virgil all night turned to Joyous ness, and wan . expressions .- gave way to happy laughing faces. . j Band Plays American Airs A touch of carnival was added when about 5 o'clock a brass band in gaudy flaming red Hussar uni forms, with gilded drapery, march ed onto the ground and played American and German airs alter nately. - As -on the day before, Ber lin's huskiest and smartest police were on duty keeping perfect or der, though in their zealous effi ciency some times causing annoy ance io guests, auch as the staffs of the American embassy and con sulate, foreign diplomats and ROAD MEETING PLANNED Propose to Shorten Route Between . Salem and Portland Governor Patterson and a num ber of other prominent men will give addresses at 'a booster rally to be held at Champoeg PaTk next Saturday for the purpose of dis cussing a proposed relief highway passing the park and crossing the Willamette river at Buttevllla on a direct line to Portland. ., The. proposed road would short en the distance from Oregon capi tal and Portland by about miles.-; - '..- i.' Speakers other than Governor Patterson will 'include ' Ralph ; E. Williams Judge. Peter D'Arcy, Al bert Toxler, Walter C. Wlnslow and Judge Kruzo of Clackamas county.- - ' '"' ' The meeting Is scheduled to be gin at' 1 a. -m. and everyone Js invited to attend and bring their lunches.- Music will be furnished by the Chemawa -Indian School band. 1 VV 'J' ;"..- . ' 1 The affair la sponsored by the Butteville Grange and the Ladd Hill .commercial lubr? . a? 4 PAMPHLET WORK BEGINS , ?--. - ' - ill , 1 V . -. ' 325,000 Copies Needed to Supply Demand in This btato , . . - v r "; - i : Printing of the, off icial pamph lets containing the arguments for and against the 'several constitu- tional amendments and measures to be referred to the voters at the special election June 28, got under way here yesterday. It will re quire approximately 125,000 of these pamphlets to supply the de mand. , ::--r. V': ' " ' s ' 7 I'The law provides that these pamphlets shall? be in the mails 10 days preceeding the election. The pamphlets are printed nnder the direction of the secretary, of state. CATTLE BREEDERS MEET State Guernsey Enthusiasts Gather , tit, Astoria Tomorrow , i ASTORIA, Juno "7. (API Guernsey cattle breeders In, Clat sop county are ' making prepara tions for the .annual Guernsey! Gaieties." or meeting of state Guernsey cattle breeders to be held her; next Thursday, - Friday and Saturday, . -- i -i.' A banquet wjll be held at a lo cal hotel. Thursday night Friday thecattlemea will Innpect' Clatsop county stock ranches and Satur day they will visit farms on the north shore of be Columbiarlver. DC Dl IT! PDfli ULIILIIY UIIUVVU CHEER LOUDLY KIMBALL SCHOOL1 iCi- - HOLDS EXERCISES ... . ' BOARD'. ENDORSES WORK OF PRESIDfeJtT J. M. CAXSE Bishop W. O. Shepard Snoke Con cerning Necd"for-'Meri-"of.-' Training . " '. Hearty endorsement of the, work of Dr. J. M. Canse, president, of Kimball School of Theology; was given by the board of trustees of the school at their annual .meeting held yesterday morning, and plans were endorsed - for the coming year. - - . In the afternoon, at 2:30, the graduation exercises of Kimball school were held in Kim bait hall before a large group of stadehts, alnmni, and friends. Theinvoca tion was delivered by Rev. Sydney Hall, of McMinnville, followed, by a solo by William Wright. Prayer was offered by Dr. Carl.G. Doner, and the commencement address Was made by Rev. J. C. Harrison, pastor of the Centenary-Wilbur Methodist church of Portland, Dr. Harrison spoke on "Making Our Best Better," through .the forces of work, play, and Jove. Presentation of prizes by Ed ward Laird Mills, president of the board of trusteesfollowed the ad dress,. Prizes given were the Stone scholarship prize, a gold medal bearing the emblem of Kim ball school, presented by Rev. R. H." Stone, alumnus of ' Kimball; now pastor of . a Methodist church in Baltimore," and received this year by Leroy Walker, member of the graduating class, and the Fish er prize for best work in scripture and hymn reading, first prize of $12 going to1 George Gordon, and second prize of $8 going to Mrs Irene J. Hart. ... Bishop William O. Shepard, of the Portland area spoke to ' the class, pointing out the need for men of training. and. vision' In the church today. ' -,t Diplomas were presented to the class by President Canse. Those receiving diplomas were Henry (Coatinnsd on paxe 6.) - r - - .. . . 1 - - CHORUS PLANS BENEFIT Boys Have Assisted, In Nearly Every Worthy Enterprise ; The final practice of the Salem boys chorus was. held last evening at the YMCA, and, special touches put on the program which- will be given at the Capitol theater on Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock. "hThe! club ?is the best we've had for years'. declared Dr. H. O. Epley, director, after the practice. "One specialty number alone- will be worth the price of admission. We've got some real talent - and want the people of Salem to know what; their boys can 'do." - . f The concert will be the first benefit . which the chorus has ever given for itself, although it has been assisting . in every -worthy community cause ever since It was organized. A chorus fund is 'to be established which will be used for the purchase of new music ana supplies. Over 100 boys are mem bers In the chorus.? -. . : . v Tickets are on sale by member of the chorus, at the YMCA an4 at the Capitol theater. Proceeds of Thursday's program, which alr so includes the regular film show, will be divided with the chorus. lOTtne Doys receiving &o per cent of the ticket sale. ' ;. . I SENIOR .CHAPEL HELD Professor J.. T. - Matthews Gives Address on "Attitudes'"" Senior - chapel at Willamette university yesterday forenoon marked the beginning of the end. with' the closingof regular classes and the beginning of the examin ation schedule today..T ' : ; V ,; . The capped and gowned seniors marched into chapel to a solemn processional march; and. William Walsh, president of tbe class took charge of the exercises. After a brief 'word of farewell' by Presi dent Doney, Professor J. T. Ma ttr hews,! oldest ;- faculty member ' in point of - years at : Willamette, poke to the class on "Attitudes. In; his ! inlmlcable way-he - left; a pasting impression upon' the class, as he has done in similar services for many years past. v H v "Farewell,-Willamette," a song used by "each graduatisg class for many years in senior chapel'serv lces was sung at the close of the service by Joe Nee, member of the class. y- : ! " - J ' ,- " 1 : ; HANGING INVITES OUT John Bntchek of Portland Sched uled to Hang on Friday - - Invitations were sent out yester day , for he ; execution -of John Butchek of Portland, who is sched uled to be hanged in- the Oregon state penitentiary. . here Friday morning. Butchek was convicted Of first degree murder in connec tion with the murder of ;his "Wife. J Elisabeth Butchek in Portland on January 13 of this year.' 5-1 J ; A sanity commission reported to .tho governor . that Batchek wbh insane, but could distinguish right front "wrong at the "time the mur der was committed. n ' : Governor Patterson has indicat ed that he .would not interfere in the seutencv, " 1 SINISTER iTE l BFSOIl! .... .... , .- . j f .; J DEATH BLflH .4 .--i?t j . Assassination of- Minister a( .Warsaw Viewed as Part . of Campaign f-".y j MAY - PRECIPITATE WAR Russian People Assert Future Ren latlons Depend .Upon Po . " land's' Attitude; Cite ' ' War. 'Analogy ' " - ) MOSCOW, Jane 7.(AP) The assassination at Warsaw today of M. YoikofT, soviet minister to Po land, is regarded here as a sin ister affair, closely linked with re cent anti-soviet activities of Great Britain. The? Russian authorities appear to be convinced that It is part of a definite campaign car ried on by capitalistic countries against the soviet union. In some quarters It is even re garded as "the first gun" In" a war, which they profess to believe tho enemies of the soviet are attempt ing to foist on Russia. 'The kill ing of M. Volkoff , It is pointed out, is reminiscent of the opening act of the world war -the assassina tion of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarayev and bears out Rus sia's' contention that recent events constitute a menace to European peace. ' ' '; ",.""""' , ; .Upon Poland's attitude, it i declared in unofficial circles, - de pends future relations between tha two countries, in the present tem per or the Russian . people, who assert ihey have been goaded by GreaBrlUin and the Chinese, tho latter supposedly under British guidance,,;, : )r. .. ' ; - Killing Causes. Consternation, ; j , WARSAW, Poland, - June' 7. -(AP). Consternation has been caused throughout Poland by tho asgasBination of Peter Voikoff, the 6viet' minister to ' Poland, rTjy young Russian student today. Tho minister was shot as he was walk ing tip and down the ! platform of the central -railway "fetation in the company of A.' P. Rbsengolz, for mer soviet ' charge r d'affaires -at London; who 'was awaiting, for a traia to fake him to Moscow. 1 ' Suddenly a young stranger a&i preached Volkoff - and Rosengola and without warning whipped out a-revolver and fired at close range. Volkoff was hit by several bullets but drew his own revolver and at tempted to defend -himself, almost .(Continued on Paga 4.) 1NEAR TORRENT , t HITS PORTLAND IXCH OP RAIN ' FALLS I?f FOR ' TY-F1VE SlIXUTE r ' w n. i f. . . t - . . -s . ." ' Automobiles Stalled aad Base : mcnts Flooded in Sudden ' WaiorOnrusU - ' '7 ri "About half an Inch 0 rain fell In Salem yesterday evening, between 6 and, 7 o'clock, accord ing '."to - John 1 Russell, . local weather observer.' The temper '; ature fell from the bigh. place it lias 'occupied tlie last few days to 63, although it Was fair, ly cool all day, the highest tem perature registered being 77.? -PORTLAND, June 7. (AP) An unusually . severe electrical storm accompanied by a rain- storm reaching cloudburst propor tions; bit Portland shortly after 6 o'clock' tonight. One inch of rain fell in the 4 S minute period between 6 o'clock and 6:45, the' weather office re ported. - and-5 the ' thermometer 'dropped, during the same period . from 80 degrees to 59 degrees. : -i . Three automobiles-were utalled at Twenty-fourth ! and Couch streets with -water running over their running boards." Base-, menta were flooded in the district. I Other water logged - machlnrs were stalled . at 37th and Sandy Boulevard where two feet of water covered some 'of the streets ad jacent to the viaduct. -Other cars were reported to have been stalled on -the approach of the T?nrnside bridge and on East 7th street. -Sandy Boulevard, from 24th street to the river was a vcri: ' . creek, reorts said. Streets: ' were - quickly f i with water, ln'many places 1 . ( the curbs. Early tonight th 1 in charge of the civic auditoria-i re ported the sewer had. balk c-i an i that water was hackle-: I-to tl building. , ' .' . ; i -.The. slorm. -brought 1 to a-- abrupt end the warm weather : c r the: past three days and came sftr - a day or high humidity. Althou -the mercury failed by four d - . grees, established Sunday tr Mondayr? the cf tyi ?rvi ' f.., ; slight relief today.-'! Tfca r.uxfnnr temperature w-as 1 derr-s t humidity- however ren-,i i t1 hlRhe-t. point that it ha ! thl3 year.