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WEATHER FORECAST: - Fair; high
temperatures "In the5 interior; humidity; near
or slightly- below1 normal; moderate west
and northwest' winds on the coast; maxl--mum
temperature 90; minimum 55; river
minus 1.2; atmosphere clear; wind northr
west,:: v' v 7- vv:'l?-:
- A ' writer ii : the NeW ToTT ..Times pro- ,
poses Newton D. . Baker tor the democratic '
nomination tor president.' Well, every fel- i
low has his friends. Vi' ;:
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SALEM, OBEGONfTlESDAY'MORNINQ,rJULYr2a llii
PRICE Fi'E CENTS
I.I I I 1 1 II
if 1ESE SEEK
U. S: AS FRIEND
, Q. J. FRY FINDS
Oriental Nation Progressive
But Still "Hard Up" After
' , . : Earthquake
China "Series of Barbed Wire
Barricade, Reports Ixcal
Bank President; Interest
Jng Places Viewed
The Japanese, people are most
cordial and friendly, and harbor
no unfriendly feeling toward
Americans, - declared ; Daniel J.
Fry 'St., president of the First
National bank of Salem, who with
airs.;, Fry . returned 8unday eve-
nlng from a six, months tour
around the world.
During an interview with a
Statesman reporter. Mr. Fry told
of the itinerary of the Journey,
and of his impressions of the
"Japan. In common with all the
oriental countries," he said, "is
hard up. and wants to borrow
money.- Business conditions, there
- J vBhow a progressive spirit, with, llt
yf tie evidence of tha recent bank
y failures. Much work I yet to be
i" done, however, toward "" the ra
il building of Yokohama, which was
nearly destroyed by the' 1924
earthquake " ' "
- "Japan seems to hart light
onakes often, for one occurred
while were were In. the "bar bor of
Kobe. One of our party was
killed when the gang plank part
ed and dropped her to the dock
"We left Los Angeles on Feb-
Jj rnarv 5tb. making our. first stop
Vi an the Hawaiian Islands. ! where
rt ? Jk visited the TOlcano of KUauea.
j ,tour stop In Japan we visited
' - anendlnc 17 days In the island
' ' empire. One of the unusual sights
vlattAA was the DlAbutaui-the
lareest bronze statue in existence.
which is fifty feet in height and
In B feet around the base.
"In China we stopped In the
harbors of Shanghai and Hong
Konr. but had little opportunity
to -visit the country because of .the
-Internal disturbances there
Shanghai is just a series of barbed
T 1 .
'(Continfc on. pft 5.) .
CAMPS IX EAST HAVE UNLIM
ITED FUNDS. REPORTS
Bat Organization Here Doing More
Work For Its Slse Than
YMCA camps in the east seem
to have almost unlimited funds
for operation. --according to Bob
Boardman. who returned Sunday
nlffhtvfrom a month's trip east.
during "which he attended a two
-weeks session of a physical direc
tors conference at Lake Geneva.
.Wls. and the rest of his time at
his old home in Delaware, Ohto
Roardman tells of two' camps.
one the Illinois state YMCA camp
and .the other the camp - or the
Coin mbus, Ohio, Y. The first re-
cently received 20.000 or new
J Tonildlnes and an athletic field
.ff Th TirflBprit aiiinment and site
am worth over SS0.u00. - Over
f igo boys can oe isaen car-
one time in this camp.
'The Columbus camo has '360
eves; with "a S4O.00O athletic
f laid Just completed. ; It can care
for about 400 boys at a time. The
property; value is close to $200.-
000. inciuaea -in mo v
a 40 acre lake. ' '
, ..-Boardman reports tnat ie sa
B lea TMCA Is doing more tor Its
J - .t than anv other T he visited
on his trip.' The amount of out
alde work done here Is nnusual.
. ' Building programs In all the
large cities are- continuing, he
' says. and general conditions seem
y , jtle In Chicago Boardman vis
Ite.f he Rotary, club headquar
i teTs.wheris he attended a banquet
given In honor ' of Arthur Sa pp.
iTtArnntlnnal nresldent. Board-
man a talk on Oregon at this
ban a net. " ' - J-
-i?f Boardman, Is leaving In a, few,
Jays tor- the Elk tAKe: camo or
. the local TMCA., where about 0
toyswl be encamped for two
Weeks., He Is to have charge of
tbs physical work at the camp.
COMES TO CLOSE
INTEREST AND ATTENDANCE
SET NEW RECORD
'Applesauce," Pleasing Play of
Every Day Life, Final At
traction After a week of successful pro
grams, excellent attendance and
good general interest, the Ellison-
White Chautauqua system closed
one of the most successful weeks
in its history in Salem last night
when the big play of the week,
Applesauce" presented by the
Scotts from the Santa Fe Artists
colony and their company of stars
was given before a tent that was
more than filled.
The play came as a fitting cli
max to a week of fine entertain
ment, .and the Chautauqua was
voted by the large crowd by their
attendance and comment as the
Last night the play proved not
only interesting, extremely human,
but also very delightful. From
the opening of the first act until
the end of the last there was ex
The true artistry 6f the com
pany was shown in the depicting
of difficult characters and in the
portrayal of scenes that were so
realistic that one forgot the warm
weather and was carried from
dreamland, into fantasy, and then
back' to a realization of how true
the whole panorama was.
The play, a picture of every day
American home life of course
not in every home but giving in
general an Idea of the trials, trib-
( Continued ob pat 4)
MAY EXTEND ZONE THREE
Business District to Be Built East
If the recommendation of the
zoning commission, made at its
meeting last night, is carried out
by the council, i Salem's business
district will be allowed to extend
further east nad north from 'its
The most important changes in
volve the running of the line of
the business ' zone north from
Court street up the alley between
Church and ' Cottage ' streets to
Marion Btreet, and ; from there
north In the alley between High
and Church to the boundary of
the -old donation claim.
" The business zone now extend
ing along Fairground Road was
also recommended to be extended
sonth to meet the main zone.
An application for a curb gaso
line pump to be installed on Chem-
eketa street between Commercial
and Front streets, which had been
referred to the zoning commission
by the city council, was returned
to the council without recommen
dation. YMCA BOYS FIGHT FIRE
Members of Advance Pacty on
Way to Camp "Drafted"
Members of the advance party
of the YMCA camp had an experi
ence 'hot on the program Sunday,
.when they were drafted into serv
ice to fight forest fires started by
lightning Saturday night.
Those In the party, pwlght Ad
ams, BUI East, i Howard Adams,
and Phil Bell, left, the Salem Y
Saturday , night to take a truck
load of camp material to Detroit,
from where it was to be packed
Into Elk Lake Monday 'morning.
While camped at Detroit Sun
day, morning, . forest i rangers re
ceived word of several ' fires, and
started .'drafting all available men
to fight them.' The boys had to
hike in for about twelve miles In
the opposite direction of Elk Lake,
and put In nearly a day of -hard
fire fighting before being allowed
to return, when the fires were
out, ';., .'--";
Monday morning 18 pack-horsed
carried In part of the YMCA
camp material, with an estimated
20 loads yet to go. i ' '
PLAN LANDING CHAIN
Route ' Hydro-lrplane Fields
From Portland to Seattle
i- PORTLAND, July 2S. -(AP)
Plans for a northwestern chain of
landing, grounds for- hydro-airplanes
were being worked out
here today by J. H. Polhemus. gen
eral manager of the port of Port
land, and W. H.j Peters, manager
ot the port of Grays HaTbor. Wash.
,Th route would Include Port
land Astoria, Grays Harbor and
Seattle.:'-' ,.. ,,;.; hc--;vs
Sand kPdint naval baie near Se
attle and the f new Swan island
field here are the ' only suitable
landing: places for naval planes In
the northwest now, said Polhemus,
TO STOP WASTE
Resources Will Be Exhausted
in 7 Years as Now Used
FUTURE SAFETY DEPENDS
Air Forees Important Defense Ele
ment, Cannot Be Operated
Without Oil; Cities Would
RAPID CITY, S. D., July 25.
(AP) Government regulation of
the petroleum industry to conserve
what was described as the nation's
rapidly tliminishing ' oil supply,
was urged upon president ,Cool
idge today py .Ralph Arnold, oil
prospector and: geologist of Los
Arnold, who, has brought in
three new fields in Montana re
cently, said he was convinced of
the accuracy of the federal til
conservation board's belief that
the country's oil supply would,
under present processes, be ex
hausted within seven years.'
Must Protect Nation f
He told the president that the
government should take every
step necessary to "protect our
country from future foes" through
the conservation of oil.
"Our future safety" he added
"depends on our air forces. They
can't be operated without oil. A
nation whose oil supply is exhaust
ed will be at the mercy of any ag
gressor. If transportation fails,
(Continued on pare 2.)
AUTO BURNS, 3 INJURED
Steering Gear Goes Wrong. Car
Upsets and Catches Fire
Four persons were hurt, none
seriously, over the week end. in
auto accidents which involves the
complete destruction of an auto by
J. H. Sheridan, sailor on fur
lough from the U. S. S. Colorado,
was . driving a car belonging to
Nels Blixseth. of Brooks avenue,
on the highway three quarters of
a mile this side of Aumsville.
when the steering gear broke and
sent the car into the ditch, where
it turned over, caught fire, and
was completely destroyed. The
accident happened late Saturday
Those injured were Geneva Mc
cleary, 1147 Oak street, who re
ceived cuts about the fce: Nels
Blixseth. whose face was also cut.
and J. H. Sheridan, whose hands
In another accident reported by
T. A. McLeod. 2604 Hazel avenue,
Dorothy McEimurry, 2161 Front
street, received cuts. about, the.eye.
The accident occurred fat Colum
bia and 4th streets, at 8;30 Sun
day evening. '
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referee, 'Jack O'Sullivair.'wblla.,
FERDINAND PLACED IN UivAVK
Gust of Wind Blows King's Mantle
BUCHAREST, Rumania,' July
25. (AP) King Ferdinand now
rests under te'SOll' aiCurtea'de
Arges, beside? his ancestors.- The
body of the monarch was lowered
into the grave1 today.'" ' ' ' 1 '
Despite the factvthat 'the body
of the late sovereign' was emaciat
ed from his ;long illness and he
had lost mu"chr; weighty lt,:iwaa
noticed that 'the four "pallbearers
found the bufolen too heavy. They
staggered suddenly and,' ' whether
by his own instinct 'or because 'of
prompting by'Cueen Marie, Prince
Nicolas rnshed forward and placed
his shoulder under ' his' ' father's
coffin. 'v' f -; v''f':';
Scarcely had the "prince done
this when a guest of wind blew
the cover frota' the king's mantle
on to the ytAing prince's ' head,'
Many Rumanians, who have a
fatalistic supeirstltltion immediate
ly interpreted' the ' incident as an
omen that some day Nicolas would
wear his father's crown. ' :
GARY GETTING BETTER
Eighty-Year-Old Steel Magnate
Reported "On the Mend"
NEW YORK, July 25. (AP)
After about a week of Illness at
his Fifth avenue home in New
York. Elbert H. Gary, chairman
of the United States Steel corpora
tion today was reported "on the
mend." While it was said at his
office that Mr. Gary would not
likely be able to attend tomor
row's director's meeting, as he de
sired, he was expected to return
to his office within a few days.
Although reports In the finan
cial district attributed the illness
to ptomaine poisoning, Mr.. Gary's
secretary declared that he doubt
ed their truth, and added that the
chairman's condition was not at
all serious. ',.,.,,
Mr. Gary, who is past 80 years
old. celebrated his 24th annivers
ary as chairman of the steel cor
poration last year. For one of his
advanced years, he has enjoyed
remarkably good health.
DEATH HEARING TODAY
Mrs. Ruth Lockwood to Fnce
CI large in Justice Court
Preliminary hearing of Mrs.
Ruth Lockwood, who is under ar
rest charged with manslaughter
in connection with Tunning down
and killing Maynard Sawyer, Sa
lem druggist, will be held in" the
Justice court here today.
Mrs. Lockwood told the officers
that she had no knowledge of the
Mr. Sawyer was struck by an
automobile by Mrs. Lockwood as
he was crossing , State street at
Church last Tuesday night. Phys
icians who examined Mrs.1 Lock
wood reported that she was
drunk. Two pinf bottles of al
leged whiskey were found in her
car at the time of her arrest..
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taAlarfcnockout ? i JackVpharkiy, thi flEosXonAbJy ithaoraer
,lh jtheHventh'nroutvd'of fthe1rjsehHaldi nheen-Qu"Bd. battle at
'harkeTvis jeen prbne on the, matr'belng'tQunted'out bvthe
FLIER SEEKS ALTITUDE JIEC
Cylinder Heads In Motor Blow
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.WASHINGTON. July 25. (AP)
Seeking ( . tq f shatter . the .air
plane altitude' 'record,; Lieutenant
Carleton C- Champion Jr.of the
neVy, had a spectacular battle for
life high above ' Washington' tq
day as he brought his' plane' down
with a disintegrated and ' flaming
engine. , , t; , ,
. "Champion," who 'holds the alti
tude record tor seaplanes, report
ed to "the' navy that his 'altimeter
showed 47,000 feet, 1ut'a prclfni
inary reading' 'of ' the,' machine's
damaged bardgraph at the bureau
of standards led officials there' to
say' that this ' highest; mark they
had 'found' Indicated an altiiude
of 39,000 feet. It was emphasized
however, ' that this , reading 'was
by no means ' final ' and that a defi
nite announcement must he with
held for 36 hours. ' '' f "'
; The recognized . world's record
for airplane altitude is held by a
French aviator, Calllzo, who
climbed to 40,820 feet last Aug
Taking off from the Anacostla
naval air station near here In the
early morning, Champion had
climbed with his plane for forty
minutes when two of the cylinder
heads of his wasp aircooled motor;
blew out. Apparently one of the
flying pieces knocked the oxygen
tube from Champion's mouth as
ne saia that he became uncon
scious. What happened to the
plane he is unable to say, but
when he regained consciousness he
was lying on his back with the
oxygen tube Just abdve him. He
placed it in his mouth and' then
got his plane under control.
Meantime, the engine caught
on tire, but a violent sideslip fol
lowed by a dive was sucCessfull in
blowing the fire out. ,At that time
the altimeter indicated a height
of 36,000 feet. The engine con
tinted to disintegrate .and, caught
on fire three additional times be
fore, the plane, a Wright ' Apache,
finally was brought down in a
cornfield near the Anacostla sta
tion. MAN KILLED IN WRECK
Two Pinned Beneath Automobile t
One Escapes Death
PORTLAND, July 25. (AP)
Douglas Mahoney, 41, was killed
today when his automobile over
turned and pinned him under
neath. The car rested across his
neck and for a' short time he was
able to converse with his com
panion, Frank Spooner, who was
also imprisoned beneath the ma
chine. "I can't stand this much long
er, Frank," be said. "This thing
is on my neck and it's choking
me." He is believed to have died
a few minutes later.
. Spooner, who suffered injuries
of - only a minor nature, was re
leased by other motorists after he
had been under the car for mora
than half an , hour. '
Kll Ui lvUULb.
Long Period of Illness Ends
LIVED HERE SINCE 1859
Educated at Willamette Univer-
, jrs tElecfcedctof , Lower .
yionae-fin .'and to
. r-Alex M. LaFollett who as sen
ator from dlstrictlNo. 2, Marlon
conntyi was honored' in recent ses
sions prior to the, last one as the
oldest' jnember of, the state legisla
ture' both asto, ase and .length of
'service, died at!hl$ home here late
Monday afternoon;': after ! a pro
tracted. Illness.",. He wasi'8 years
. Tnjneral services will be held
from ' the, Rigdon mortuary, at 2
p. m., Wednesday, with interment
in the family plot in Claggett
Mr. LaFollett was a native of
Indiana, having been born at
Crawfordsville, December 19,
1844.- He accompanied his par
ents to Nevada in the year 1852
and :a year later, located In Cali
fornia. To Oregon in 1859
The family moved to Oregon In
1859. They first located at Dal
las, Polk county, where they lived
for a year. The family then
moved, to Salem and later to the
Mission Bottom district where
they acquired a large tract of j
Mr. LaFollett pursued. .his early
educalion; in the. public schools, of
California and later attended Wil
lamette university in Salem,
' Started a Farmer
On starting, out in, life Indepen
dently he took up. the occupation.
(Continued oa je 3.)
MUST NOTIFY TAXPAYERS
Attorney General' Rules in Doug
las Courthouse Matter
Before the county court of
Douglas county can proceed with
the construction of a new court'
house with funds obtained
through the Oregon & California
land grant tax refund, it must
post a notice giving the taxpayers
60 days in which to offer protest.
This was the substance of a
lengthy legal opinion prepared
here Monday by Attorney General
VanWinkle. The opinion was re
quested by Guy Gordon, district
attorney, of Douglas county.
HIGHER RATE REQUESTED!
State' 'Asked "to- Put Into Effect
Recent Court' Ruling ?'
The Idaho Power company has
requested the pn bile '-service com
mission to put into effect in the'
state r of Oregtfdcertain rates tor
power service upheld 'recently fey
the United States supreme courts
It was said: that the: rates affirm
ed .by.: the court are slightly in ex
cess of those now in effect in. the
state of Oregon. .
The . Idaho. Power .company op
erates. ..extensively in eastern Ore
gon. . . , . '. v
CHILD, 2, DIES OFBURNS
Crib Of Little Astoria Tot Ignited
By ' Pneumonia Tnhalator r . '
ASTORIA July ' 2 5. (AP)
Shirley Smkh;l two, was ;' fatally
burned' early Sunday morning
when- - a pneumonia inhalator J
standing beside her crib r over
turned; igniting the bed clothes. S
The child's father; E. 'K. Smith
of this city, was sleeping.; In "the
same room. - Awakened by ' the
child's screams, he snatched her
up and' carried her from the bias
ing crib. The7 child died soon after
at a local hospitaL , t'. '
LOG FALLS 'ACROSS BODY
Astoria Lumber Backers Killed at
; Tidewater Timber . Canip ; .
ASTORIA, V July 25! (AP)
Stere Northrup. ;,og hucker at the
TldeWaterTlmher, company camp
nearjhere.vas killed Sujiday when
a log Ten : across, the lower, part of
his; body5. Ke ; died before , medi
cal aid could reach hinij jOrfklala
arej trying ' to communicate with
relatives', said tof Jive. .nearlVan-
i.. a i - m
OF WET LEADERS
"WEED OUT THE MOIST PRE
CINCTS' APPEALS DIRECTOR
Anti-Saloon Head Declare
marks Xot Directed at
EUGENE, July 25. (AP)
"Get rid of wet leadership In your
state,"- was the appeal of Rev. R.
E. Close, director of the Anti-Saloon
league of Oregon In an ad
dress before the Presbyterian
synod here today.
"Even in dry states, where you
have officials' who are possibly
dry you often find a strong or
dominant wet Influence. in the
party machine behind them, an
influence which they may not al
ways heed but one who they must
nevertheless reckon with con
stantly." . '
Rev.- Mr. Close urged the Pres
byterian leaders In their drv en
forcement, work to get Into the
wards and precincts and weed out
wet precincts and ward leaders
regardless of party and to build
up a dry control from the bottom.
Discussing his speech after the
meeting Rev. Mr. close said his
remarks were not directed at Gov
ernor Patterson or at any particu
lar members of the present state
administration, pointing out that
Governor Patterson has had and
still enjoys dry support.
He explained it was - the situa
tion whieh hewas aiming at and
declared it is common not only to
Oregon but to even the driest
states throughout the country.
WOMEN HURT IN CRASH
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Occupant of Car. Under "the Ia
fluence," Sheriff Told
Two Portland women whose
names were not learned were. In
jured In an accident which occur
red; on the pacific highway be
tween Hubbard and Aurora at.
12:30 a. '-in. Sunday morning, it
was reported at the. office of the
Marion eounty sheriff yesterday.
,'Tf. J. MeFSrlaad,' driver of the
car ! In : which the ' two Injured
women,' another woman -and three
mei were -riding," hired the car
in; Portland. ' for S Jwlld party.'
Frank Aim of Longvlew,. Washing
ton! jreported, here; ; arid the six
persons were -said- to . have i been
under the Influence of liquor.
t Aim was driving south at a rate
xf $6 miles per hour, he said,
rwJien the Mclarland j car: ajs
proiching from the opposite di
rection, crowded him off " the
pavement and crashed into him,
tearing off the rear wheel and
fender.- Aim was unhurt, and the
condition of those in the other ear
it was believed to be not serious.
SUM LANDS IN CONCORD
Thousands Greet -Flier On Official
, New Hampshire Visit
' CONCORD, N". H.. July" 25.
(AP) Colonel Charles A. Lind
bergh paid his official visit -to Con
cord; today and was heartily greet
ed by thousands. In contrast to
the tog in which he flew on Sat
urday and Sunday he had perfect
weather for his, return flight from
Portland, Maine.; ,s . . .
j When Jthe f among i flier tried
to reach Portland from Boston
last Saturday the, fog made it lm-
poslble for him,' to locate a safe
landing placeo lie. turned Inland
and came to the Concerd airport.
FOR EST' Fl R ES CO M M EN C E
Foufftsen -. Reported in J Jackson
r Conntyf Smali Damage Done
Fonrteen small timber fires In
state , patrolled, area in Jackson
county were. reported at (the of-
f ices of the state . forester here
Monday.".'" V i .
The fires were said to . have
been Ignited during . . an . electric
storm late Saturday night. A 50-
acre tire was , reported in Union
.eouatr.-v Fires which have; been
yaglag ' ' In, ' rfbrthern ' , Tillamook
county for the past few days were
saldito be under cbntrol., '
None of the fires was jiaid to be
,ot a serions : nature. ,' :' :.
REtURflS FROM SOUTH
H. VEU- Corey A ttieada Hearing of
:': i .Interstate: CommisHion
H. H. , Corey; member ' of ; the
public se'rylce commission has re
turn ed . here .from . Los Angeles
where he attended , a Ji ear lag con
ducted :hy ; the -interstate, com
merce commission with relation to
rates on ,livestccki, . The petition
of the rallroada for. higher rates
On livestock; l3i being. Opposed by
various livestock organ I jatlons on
the Pacific coast.. A. similar hear
ing was held In .Portland a few
weeks ago. - r .
Governor Sees Heavy Ex
pense in Naming Crum
packer's Successor i
Would Select Person To Protect
Oregon's Interests At Capitol
Without Vote Pending j
Calling oT . a special election la
Multnomah county to select a suc
cessor to Maurice E. Crumpacker,
representative in congress for the
third congressional district, will
bo deferred by Governor Patterson
until he has conferred with party
leaders there. This was announced
by Governor Patterson yesterday."
Election Held Costly -'
"There Is a possibility," said
Governor Patterson, " "that the
voters of Multnomah county may
desire to avoid the expense , of ; a
special, election and leave the of
fice, vacant pending the next geh
eral election in November,' 1928.
This could be ' brought 5 about
through the selection of a person
to go to Washington and protect
the interests of the. district until
the vacancy., is filled. The person
selected could attend committee
meetings, offer suggestions , an d
participate in other matters af
tectina; the state of Oregon in
which ' he was not required to
: ft ' r t
i ,WflJ. Lef Vetera Decide "
. Governor. Patterson.. 4made , it
plain that he' would be guided In
any action he may" take ' by, the
voters.of Multnomah county. ."It
the voters desire a special elec- .
tion," said GoTernor Patterson, "It
will ) be called'by executive
department." v,; v .'.';
, The attorney general has held .
that j under the federal -constitu
tion . a tacancy .In the office of
representative in congress shall bf
filled at a general or special eleor
(n. A law enacted at the 1921
session of 'the legislature author,
izing the governor to till vacancies
in certain state, district and county
offices does not apply to the of
fice of representative in congress.
Officials here expressed the opin
ion that 'the voters of Multnomah,
county : would demand a special
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TEACHER SLIPPED, FELL INTO
i LAKE. JURY FINDS .
Four Members Of Wild Party Re-
leased On Ball; Sensation r
1 -it promised - '
; ; SEATTLE, July 25.(AP) ;
After t i deliberating . nearly . two s
hours,7 the coroner's Jury here to
night investigating the mysterious
death :of Miss Violet Payne, music
teacher, returned a report express- ,
ing the belief that her death was
accidental. ; The finding ended a .
day of intense criminal; investiga- .
tion. Tonight's session of the in
quest closed .after 'three of four
persons -who had been held in the !
case-testified that the 34 year old .
music teacher met death when she
slipped and fell Into Lake Union,
here while attending a yacht party.
Officials identified . with; "the
case said .the closing of the In
quest was .only a preliminary step :
ln: the - investigation' of Miss
Payne's death. - , '
- Three of the': four persons held -in
connection with the case were
"temporarily": released without
bail after having been held incom-r .
municado' for 4 hours. - Release
of t the fourth F. Crelgh Nelson,,
wealthy broker and clubman -as
a material witness under $20,000
bail ; was ordered on
writ i of
Nelson and the " " three others
were present at the yacht party
which preceded the .strange disap
pearance and death Of the music
ian. Llttle.'ef fort was made, to
rescue , the woman, today's testl
monyjshowed and the affair was
hushed up" and .reported a
disappearance "to avoid .unfavor
able publicity. .
The'mala members of the party
were declare by . the .corone r 'a
jury to" b4, "cowards "and morally
respasible" for',thetglrrs death;
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