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day and Saturday; probably light rains near
coast;' mild temperature; moderate south
to west winds on coast. Maximum tempera
ture yesterday, 77; minimum, 52; river, 3
feet, stationary; rainfall, .02; atmosphere,
part cloudy; ;wind, southwest.
A scientist aars the Bun's light and heat
will-last cmly about 1MOW0.OO0 years
longer, and xhus ls furnlahed another argu
ment for daylight aaTing. Kansas City.
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SALEM, OREGON. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 17. 1927
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Telegram to Portland Police
Officials Indicates Woman
OFFICERS ARE JUBILANT
Fingerprint Obtained From Bed
post Believed to be Link
Connecting Suspect With
WINNIPEG. Man., June 16.
(AP.) A man who claimed to be
Virgil Wilson of Vancouver, B. C,
and later that he was Earl Nelson
of San Francisco, was brought to
this city from Killarney tonight
and identified by nearly a score of
persons as the one who killed two
women last week.
Authorities also are investigat
ing the man's movements in con
nection with the death of women
in several American cities.
Examination of the man's scalp,
police said, revealed scratches
which might have been inflicted by
Mrs. Emily Patterson, the woman
murdered here last Friday. The
other Winnipeg victim was Lolo
Cowan, 14, who was killed a week
The man under arrest here said
he was born in San Francisco in
Identified as Harris
PORTLAND, June 16. (AP)
The strangler suspect who-was ar
rested Wednesday in Winnipeg.
Man., has been identified positive
ly as Adrian Harris, sought in con
nection with the death of Mrs.
Florence Fithian Monks of Seattle
and Mrs. Blanche Myers of Port-
ceived here tonight.
The telegram from Phillip
Stark, acting chief constable at
Winnipeg, to the Portland chief of
police, was as follows:
"Murderer arrested. Identified.
Thanks for cordial cooperation.
Adrian Harris without a doubt."
Portland police officials were
Jubilant when the message was re
reived. If the Winnipeg suspect
las been identified, they pointed
out. it was by a fingerprint, the
only one ever obtained of the arch
si rangier, taken from a bedpost in
(Contiauad on page 4.)
OKED BY GRANGE
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lUiuicr thosettXext Convention
t'ity; tSesstoira dose. Tomor
CORVAL.L1S, June 16. (AP)
The 1928 convention of the Ore-
Kon state grange will be held at
Rainier, It was decided-here to
day in a spirited contest In which
Oregon City and Bend appeared as
the principal contenders for selec-
In the only election of this ses
sion, T. E. Keener of Culver, Jef
ferson county, won a place on the
executive committer, over M. M.
Burtner. Dufur. Kfreney succeeds
the late C. H. Spence.
With only a half dozen of the
7o resolutions acted on, and with
only one more day remaining,
night - business -sessions were in
augurated tonight , with prospects
of a steady grind through to ad
journment lata tomorrow night,
Two resolutions dealing with
highway matters were killed this
afternoon and two others were
adopted. : . .
A resolution approving the na
tional grange debenture plan of
controlling' farm surplus was
passed, following, a speech by
uisJ. Tabor, national master.
' Sensible farmers. Tabor said, do
r.iot' want special favors, but are
merely demanding equality of op
portunity in comparisoa with other
. "The debenture-' idea brings
.tariff benefits tb "the farmer by
providing that when farm products
are shinned abroad unoir i which
: there is a tariff duty, there shall
be issued an . export debenture
... bond of. the value. Indicated by
. tariff lawSi" -Tabor pointed' out:
"This bond -will, be accepted by
- customs officials at par for pay-
(Cyufiaued oa 4.)
RAINBOW TROT TAKKX
IX EARLY MORXIXG
Mrs. Cal Praises President Highly
When Beautiful Fish
RAPID CITY, S. D., June 16.
( AP) President Coolidge entered
into his summer vacation in the
Black Hills of South Dakota today
with, an enthusiasm which won
him a basketful of rainbow trout
after a morning of rishing. as well
as an acquaintance with his new
Apparently invigorated by the
mountain air at this altitude of
4400 feet, the president was up
by 6:30 o'clock and before break
fast was over he was making plans
for his fishing expedition in the
racing streams which rippled
invitingly about him.
Returning to the state game
lodge from his fishing excursion,
he called to Mrs. Coolidge who was
waiting on the front porch, to
come and see the trout. Nor did
he seem to have any objection to
a squad of photographers nearby
noisly clicking out pitcures of the
"Have you ever seen any rain
bow trout?" The president called
to Mrs. Coolidge.
She hastened down the steps to
permit Mr. Coolidge to display- his
morning's catch and the president
lost no time In picking from the
basket' which he carried the larg
est of the trout. Mrs. Coolidge
"One pound and even eighths,"
he commented as he looked at the
hand scale on which he hung the
"That's wonderful," Mrs. Cool
idge remarked as the president
picked out the other six fish.
The president appeared pleased
with the catch.
Mr. Coolidge had slipped on
some rubber hip-boots for the ex
pedition which smarted at 7:45
a. m., and required three hours."
He was accompanied by Cecil
Gideon, who built the game Jodge.
and CbTonel E. "W. Starling,' secret
Before; the day was over Mr.
Coolidge let it be known that he
had used a hook and worm to
catch the largest of his morning
f Cod tinned on ?:r 9.)
GUARDSMEN IN PARADE
Squad Attack ami Bayonet Combat
Display First Lessons
ASTORIA. June 16. (AP)
Oregon national guardsmen in
camp at Camp Clatsop ended their
first day of actual work tonight
with a retreat ceremony and a
parade. The citizen soldiers went
through a full day of drills,
school, and sports from 5:30
a. m., when reveille was sounded,
The two demonstration compan
ies from the 7th infantry at Van
couver Barracks gave the guards
men their first lesson today with
a display of squad atack and bay
Battery A. 218th field artillery.
Is believed to be the largest unit
in camp;with'.07 men of the or
Sheriff May Start Back to Oregon
With Twins Today
COLUMBUS, OHIO, June 16.
(AP) With the Issuance of ex
tradition papers at the governor's
office today, legal arrangements
were completed for the removal to
Oregon of the DeAutremont broth
ers, Ray and Roy, wanted on mur
der charges growing out of the
holdup of a passenger train in
Oregon in 1923.
The sheriff of Jackson county.
Oregon, and his deputy, who ar
rived here yesterday, probably will
leave for the west about 9 o'clock
tomorrow morning, it was nnder
stood at the governor's office.
The brothers were brought here
for safe-keeping following the ar
rest in Steubenvil'e, Ohio, last
LEGION WANTS MEMBERS
Efforts Being Hade to liaise Capi
tal Post Membership
Raymond Basset t, adjutant of
Capital Post No. 9 of the Ameri
can Legion reported 940 members
yesterday.' Efforts i wilt be made
to raise this to 950 'before the
meeting which will ' be held oh
Monday and as many as possible
bring a new member,. ' V.'
J"The membership'' goal . tpf. the
Salem post has been set at 1 ootl
and every effort Will be made dur
ing the coming week to reach that
Plan for; attending the state
convention In La Grande wilt be
discassed'.a t the meeting and. sev
eral other matters of importance
1Jl;he; considered,, '
Encampment Opens Monday,
2500 Veterans, Auxiliary
BUSY FOUR DAYS AHEAD
Affiliated Orders to Convene Mon
day Jrand Army Not Until
Tuesday; Public Reeep
. tion That Kvciiing
Plans for .he anuual encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the
Republic andits auxiliary organ
izations were completed Thursday
with the arrival of the advance
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guard of the executive staff. The
encampment will open Monday
with meetings of some of the
auxiliary organizations, and con
tinue until Thursday night.
Registration will begin Sunday
wtth the first business session;
that of the auxiliary to Sons of
Union Veterans, scheduled for
Governor to Welcome
A reception will be held at the
state Armory Tuesday night with
Governor Patterson, Mayor T. A.
Livesley and C. A, Howard, state
superintendent of schools, giving
the principal address.
The grand parade will be held
Wednesday morning. The parade
will be followed by a barbecue at
the state fair grounds and a carup
fire at night.
Business sessions and election
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SENATOR'S WIFE HURT
Mrs. Stiayer Sufers Sprain When
Mrs. W. II. Strayer. wJfo of
Senator Strayer ff Baker, Oregon
suffered a strained back and a
bad shakeup yesterday morning
when a car driven - by Newton
Sanders, 335 -North Summer
street, slipped on wet pavement
and turned on its side.
Mrs. I. N.- Sanders was. also
hurt, sustaining a severe shoulder
The accident occurred about one
and a half miles north of Hubbard
on the Pacific highway.
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Central Press telenhoto of
C&ares A. Lindbergh, a &e cllmajf and. conclusion of ftinKtoff'rvopuefr
THREE HUNDRED GRADE PU
PILS ALREADY SIGNED UP
Children From Out of Town
Privileged to Attend With
More than 300 children have al
ready registered for the summer
school conducted for grade chil
dren in Salem through the co
operation of local school officials
and the teacher training depart
ment of the Oregon Normal
School at Monmouth, which be
gins next Monday, June 20, and
lasts until July 27.
Classes will be conducted for
students" of all grades.! from first
to eighth, and will also include
instruction for children who ex
pect to enroll in the first grade
next fall. Their work will ' be
made much easier next year,
school officials declare, if they
will take the work offered in the
summer school under; specially
trained and supervised teachers.
Classes will be conducted in
Grant and Park schools for all
grades, and will be held from
S:30 to 12 each school day. While
parents have been encouraged to
register children early, those who
have not vet registered may do so
any time before the actual open
ing of school, those in charge de
clare. There wilfjeno tuition or
fee of any sort charged. Out of
town pupils are welcome to at
Pupils who will take advantage
by attendance at the summer
school include slow or average pu
pils who wish to keep up with their
reerular classes, those who have
lost time on' account of illness or
other causes, and pupils recom
mended by their teachers for
double promotion who need the
extra five weeks credit which is
given for the work.
The work of the summer
school is under the direction of
Professor Thomas H. Gentle, head
of the training department at the
Oregon Normal school, aad will be
supervised by critic teachers
from the Normal. .
Ths is the fifth yearin which
the Oregon Normal School has
conducted one of its practice
teaching schools in Salem. En
rollment each year has ranged
from 250 to 525 pupils, with in
dications of a still larger enroll
ment this year.
Other similar schools are con-
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DECISION DUE THURSDAY
Directors of Oregon Linen Mills,
Inc., Postpone Meeting
Final decision as to the method
of raising the money necessary for
financing further operations at
the Salem Linen mill will not be
made until next Thursday. June
23, according to T.3. Kay. presi
dent of the board of directors of
the linen mill, yesterday. A meet
ing of the board scheduled for yes
terday was postponed until
Whether the board is in favor
of securing a first mortgage upon
the plant in order to secure money
to cover running expenses and
present indebtedness is not
known. The stockholders at a re
cent meeting authorized the board
to raise not over $150,000 in any
way it might see fit to use.
OF LINDBERGH TRIUMPH
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President Coolidge presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Colonel
RICHMOND FOLK CONCERNED
ABOUT BOND ISSUES
City Officials Fail to Present Con
structive Plan, Says Newell
"The Richmond improvement
dub does not necessarily oppose
the ''bond issue to be voted on at
the election June 28, but it is
Jnightily concerned that city offi
cials have no definite program for
expenditure of the money when
raised." declared Newell Williams,
president of the organization last
There is a general feeling, said
Mr. Williams, that club members
fare unalterably opposed to the
neasures in principle with the ex
ception of that for the incinerator.
; This is unfounded, he said.
jWhen a constructive plan is pre
sented, the Richmond people will
probably give 100 per cent sup
port, but as matters now stand.
Votes wil.I be cast against the
measures. . "
"City councilmen when ap
proached about the matter can
give no enlightenment a's to how
the money will be used, and
evince an entire lack of interest,"
c6ntinued Mr. Williams.
"It was promised that a repre
sentative of the fire department
would appear before the club and
explain th need for additional fa
cilities. The promise was not
HOOD LOOP TO REOPEN
Snow Plows Irepare Highway for
Traffic, Kays Report
Traffic on the Mount Hood
Loop will be resumed next Sat
urday, according to announcement
made at the offices of the state
highway commission here Thurs
A number of snow plows have
been at work on the road for sev
eral days, with the result that the
highway is now open to the sum
mit. Highway officials predicted
heavy traffic on the road during
the present summer.
FLIERS REACH BREMEN
Chantberlin and Levine Will Meet
Wives Tlds Morning
BREMEN. Germany. June 16.
AP) Continuing their tour of
Germany. Clarence D. Chamberlin
and Charles A. Levine, the Am
erican trans-Atlantic fliers, ar
rived here today from Hanover.
They were immediately escorted
to the North German Lloyd's spe
cial train, which took them to
Bremerhaven. There they will
meet their wives due to arrive
about 6 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing on the steamer Berlin.
SUMMER STUDENTS MANY
I'niverslty of Orejpon liows Heavy
EUGENE. June 16. (AP)
Between S00 and 1000 persons are
expected to register for the annual
University of Oregon session
which opens here Monday, it was
announced at the administration
office 'today. This is from 300 to
500 more than for last year.
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Condition of State's Finan
ces Requires Emergency
TERMS DECLARED FAIR
'Why I Favor the Income Tax"
Title of Statement Issued
Thursday By T. B. Kay;
Two Measures Up
(By TIIOS. B. KAY, State Treasurer.)
, F did not favorJfhe income tax
measures proposed for adoption at
the general election in 1926 be-
Thomas . B. Kay
cause I considered them unfair. and
discriminatory., - - -
I was further opposed to them
then for the reason that I thought
the adoption: by1 tbe state of Ore
gon of an income tax law of the
tenor of the two measures voted
upon would be detrimental to the
interests of the state at large in
that, if they had been adopted,
Oregon would have been the only
western state with an income tax
The adoption of either of the
measures submitted at that time
in my opinion would have had a
(On tinned oa Pmga 4.)
BANDIT LEAVES ESTATE
"Dave Smith's" True Name Eu
gene L. Roesel, Disclosed
Dave Smith, Claremont tavern
bandit, who died . recently in the
state penitentiary here, left an
estate of $1000 in money and a
watch and chain, according to let
ters of probate filed in Salem
Thursday. James W. Lewis, war
den of the prison, was named as
administrator of the estate.
Smith left one heir, V. J. Roesel,
bis father; who lives in New York
City. Smith's real name was Eu
gene L. Roesel, officials said. The
body was sent to New York City
Smith and two other' men com
mitted . a doable murder while
robbing the Ciaremont tavern
seven years ago.- He was serving
a life term for the crime.
FILBERT GROWERS MEET
Members of .Association From All
Over .Northwest; Here
Fllberl growers from all sec
tions of. the northwest aro to meet
here at the chamber of commerce
rooms this morning at 10 o'clock,
in a session called to discuss stan
dardization of grades and cooper
ative marketing.' i ;
The men, numbering about 50.
are members; of the Northwest Nut
Grbwefs association.:". Representa
tives of the Oregon Agricultural
college will be present..
FISHER'S BODY FOUND
Believed to Be Astoria Man Lost
' About Five Weeks Ago V
HOQUIAM. Wash.. June 16.
(AP) Belief that a body found at
Kalalock. SO miles north of here,
Ta that of one of twd Astoria, Ore..
fishermen who were; lost more
than month ago, was expressed
by Earl ; Coleman, Grays Harbor
Undertaker.-" ;.- 1
'The fishermen were lost when
their ; boat foundered near De
struction Island fire, weeks ago.
The ; Island Is '-. ear Kalalock. , an
almost Inaccessible snot ' on' the
. Olympic peninsula,
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ST. LOUIS WAITS
TO GREET LINDY
FERVENT THREE-DAY CELE
Airman Will Arrive at 3:30 Today
Escorted by 28 Govern
NEW YORK, June 16V (By
AP.) Col. Charles A. Lind
berg tonight received a check
from the hand of Raymond Or
tclg, representing the f25,000
prize which he won by making
the first non-stop flight from
New York to Paris.
ST. LOUIS, June 16. (AP)
St. Louis was in holidaay attire of
flags and bunting tonight, await
ing the return tomorrow of vthe
city's hero of the air, Col. Charles
Plans were complete to give
the flyer the greatest homecoming
welcome ever accorded a St.
Members of the reception com
mittee believed the three-day cele
bration arranged in Colonel Lind
bergh's honor would equal or ex
ceed in fervency, if not la magni
tude, the unprecedented demon
strations in New York and Wash
ington. About 3:30 p. m. tomorrow Is
the time set for Colonel Lind
bergh's arrival from New York in
his monoplane. Spirit of St. Louis,
escorted by 28 government planes.
After crossing the Mississippi
river, where he will dip his plane
to the colors of the naval reserves,
Lindbergh is to wing westward
over the city at a low altitude and
land at Lambert-St, Louis field,
from which he has made many
flights in the air mail service.
Lindbergh will be greeted at
the field by Mayor Victor Miller,
Edward Hidden, chairman of the
welcome committee, and three
backers of his New York to Paris
flight. Major Albert Bond Lam
bort. Harry P. Knight and Harold
M. Bixhy, president of the cham
ber "of jcommerce.
After the brief and Informal
welcome Is completed, Lindbergh
will be taken to Knight's home
in St. Louis county, where the
flier's mother, Mrs. Evangeline
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Sheffield Reaches Capitol and
Confers With Kellogg
WASHINGTON. June 16.
(AP) Ambassador Sheffield
reached Washington today from
Mexico City and conferred at
length with Secretary Kelloeg.
Before he left Mexico hrlnelner
with him all his hsuse furnishings
and other personal property, ru
mors were revived that he was to
Mr. Sheffield today sent on
word'from Secretary Keliogg's of
fice that he would not discuss pub
licly any . Mexican questions or
other matters affecting bis post,
DISPATCH SECOND NOTE
Action Prompted By Failure of
Mexico to Catch Murderers
WASHINGTON, June 16.
(AP) Failure of local authori
ties at Guadalajara. Mexico, to ap
prehend the murderers of Arthur
Brewer, an American citizen
prompted the delivery today of a
second, note Ho the Mexican gov
ernment by the American embas
sy. The note sent at the direc
tion of Secretary Kellogg urged
that the government take vigorous
action to capture and punish the
slayer whose name was given as
INSANE MAPI KILLS SELF
Multnomah- CVranty Jail ' Inmate
Uses Suspenders for Noose'
PORTLAND,"' i Jane, ; 1 6 AP)
Matt Juna, 45 insane, commit
ted suicide in th6 Multnomah
county jail today. Juna was
brought here from Astoria by a
state traveling agent, who was en
route to the state hospital at Sa
lem. , . - , r .. ' -.
Juna hung himself with his sus
penders which , he had tied
knots, The coroner tock charge
of the body. ; - s ; -
MAN KILLED AT C00LEE
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ABteTnoblle- IMnsgri Throagh Bail
,i ing; Several Others Hurt
?. it OREGON" CITY. Junelfl.-(AP)--N.;
lOHTettl of Eureka,
Cal.. was killed near Coolee' early
today when his automobile crashed
Into1 a; truck ; and then plunged
through the railing on the Pacific
hlgnway and down. steep bank.
Sereral others' In the car were in-
Pospector Says. Hugh , Held
Him Up Day After Siski
you Dynamiting "
TENSE MOMENT FOLLOWS
Defense Knters Objections to State)
Exhibits ami Indicate Will
Ask for Verdict of
Acquittal Today : '
Ore., June 16.- (AP) G. J. Par
ker, a prospector for 56 years, this
afternoon In the trial of Hugh
DeAutremont, charged with the
murder of Charles, ,p. "Jphnson of ,
Ashland, Ore., during the Siskiyou
tunnel holdup and slaying of, four
men on October 11, 1923, positive-'
ly identified the defendant as the
youth who on October 12, 1923;
compelled him at the point of a
rifle to show him the trail that
led to the summit of the Siskiyou
The incident happened late in
the afternoon, Parker testified. '
Parker Accuses Defendant
Parker walked from the witness
chair to in front of the table be
hind-which sat DeAutremont be
tween his mother and father, and .
pointing his - finger, almost
"That's the man who held me
DeAutremont ; sat motionless
dnring the most dramatic moment
of the trial,' and looked his ac
cuser straight in the eye unflinch
ingly. The . placer mine on Elliott
ereek -where Parker-was working ;
Is about 13 miles from the Siski
you tunnel,' scene of the holdup.
The grizzled and deaf miner, a
surprise witness for the state, fur
ther declared In his Identification r
"I know him by. the glint In his
eye." ..' ;: .
The state rested its idireet case
with the testimony of Parker and
the defense then filed a lone list'
of objections to state exhibits-.
The first defense witness will
be called In the morning. . '
.The words of DeAutremont,
when confined on Alcatras Island
after his capture In the Philippine
Islands and return for trial, were
testified to by C. B. RlddifoTd of
Snokane. chief nonfat Insnectnr-i
C. Jefferson of Sponkane, postal,
luoiroiiur aug a. j. mctvenna, sau
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SCHOOL SPELLING 1
MEDIAN RISES FROM 83.63 TO
88.60 SIXCB JANCAKY ;
Health VVprk Outstanding Fea-r
ture of Year, Saj-s KLecaen- .
tary Snpenrlsor jj J
The spelling of Salem grade
school pupils Improred decidedly
daring the last half year, ' says
Miss Carlotta Crowley, supervisor
of elementary schools, in her an
nual reportj to - Superintendent
Geo., W. flu g. t -
The. median grade la January
for Salem pupils was 82.65. and
in May this was-raised to 88.60.
The" standard ' normal grade - for,
the test giren is 70, indicating that
Salem' children are considerably
a bore the average in spelling. -
Health work was the outstanding-
feature of the grade school
work this year. Miss Crowley
states, due to the cooperation of
the Marion county health demon
stration bfifce. Correlation of
health work with the teaching ot
other subjects is fceing acorapllsh-
ed by nearly all of the teachers in
the grades, .'.
Several worth while projects
were carried out by teachers. and
the results published in the educa
tional Journals of the northwest.
Classification tests were given
to all children entering the first
grade, and also to those entering
Junior high school. Two nw
courses of , study were prepared
during the year. In fourth an J
fifth grade geography.
.' Free books were supplied to 61
Indigent pupils, the report show?.
Some-of thesewere able to saf ;?r
part , bf their jpwn books.
Sixty-six teachers taught a to r
of 2633 pupils, includinsr 12f-,
boys; and rl3?7 girLi. ThU ia s,u
average of 42.46 pnpils for ca f i
teacher, which Mis Crowley i -lieves
is too large, for the r t
efflci?n( teachinj irvice,
IN STATE'S C