The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 27, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    The Best and Bm
Wllwns Mledlm Mllions are Wing M
Weather f oreeaM : Occasional rains; mod
erate temperature; fresh and strong souther
ly winds; .occasional gales on coast. Maxi
mum temperature yesterday 70, minimum 50,
riven minus 1.6, rainfall none, atmosphere
Cloudy, wind southwest.
Two Wyoming farm girls who talked with
President- Coolidge declare that he la a very
sensible man. This confirms an estimate of
him which has been formingin our mind for
some little time. ""
-srm. . r mm
f w
Fourteen Churches have New
Leaders; Rev. s: D. John-
i Gomes to Leslie '
-r -75' .'.:
Conference Membership Increases
By 811, But Collections for
World Service and Wesley
Foundation Drop
Fourteen churches in the Sa
lem district have new pastors as
a result of changes made by Bish
op W. O. Shephard and his dis
trict superintendens. They are
Banks, Bay City, Dallas. Hills
boro, Buena Vista. Carnelius, Sa
lem Leslie Memorial, Dayton, In
dependence, Jefferson, Oak Grove,
Scholls, Tillamook and Willa
mina. Markedly few changes
were made in the larger churches
of the state.
Rev. S. D. Johnson, for the past
seven years pastor of the. Metho
dist church at St. Helens, was as
signed to the .pastorate qt the Sa
lem Leslie Memorial church, suc
ceeding the Jate Jtev J. William
DeYoe. And other Salem Metho
dist pastors were' returned to their
Many Changes Made
Rev. E. B. Lockhart, of Patton
church, Portland, goes to Hills
boro, and Rev. L. C. Poor, of
Hillsboro, takes the Portland Lin
coln pastorate. -Rev. W. J.' Mor
row, of the Tillamook church,
goes to' Bay City, and will be suc
ceeded by Rev. D. L. Fields. Rev.
R. C. Blackwell, pastor of the
Banks church, was retired, and
will be succeeded by. Rev.? J, H.
Ebert. Rev,,;, W. S. , Cordon!;
rfbe Dallas church, wai transfer
al fed to Mt. Tabor church., in Port
land, and will be succeeded by
Rev. Louis C. Kirby, Rv. LeRoy
Walker will succeed , Hy. H- E,
Rarey at Rayton.
The new appointments were an
nounced late yesterday afternoon
after a day of debate on resolu
tions, memorials, an final con
ference claimants. The report by
Rev. Wl J. Morrow, conference
statistician, indicates that pay
ment on conference claimants
(Continued on pair )
Officers Have: Six Men Under
Surveillance; "Inside Job"
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 3,6
(AP) Los Angeles police tonight
were marshalled in battled array
to make war against a wave of
bold robberies which reached a
high point early today with a
573,000 payroll holdup in the
downtown offices of the munici
pal department of water ' and
First described by tjie police as
a "perfect crime" the, officers
later declared that the holdup had
a flaw, a chance slip, that might
result to the capture of six men
-believed to have ; participated in
the robbery.
Impersonated Clerks
Two men "pulled he job" by
posing as clerks in the water and
power office until the moment
after the safe had been opened
when they drew pistols and held
up the cashier and two other em
ployes. Two others waited out
side in an automobile and two,
and possibly more, acted as look
outs. It was not" determined
which of the men kidnaped the
payroll guard on his way to work
previous to the robbery and re
leased him in a suburb.
The men whd kidnaped the pay
Toll guard told him: "They made
bums out of us In Owens valley
S' 're getting even now." Police
Actives however, believe this
s said In an effort to cast sus
picion on city aqueduct opponents
and throw the officers off the
, . Inside" Job
Although Chief of Police James
Dajis blamed "eastern gangsters"
for the robbery, the police also
declared that the men operated
with some "Inside" connectioni
ft i . -,'.." '
Support Asked by Speakers at Sa.
lem Chamber of Commerce
' Lnncheon
Community service for the ben
efit of the general public in Salem,
performed by Capital Poat No. 9,
American Legion service in the
enumeration of which, however, its
speakers were extremely modest
entitles the post to support in its
plan for sending the local bugle
and drum corps, three times state
champion,. to the national conven
tion contest at Saa Antonio next
summer, it was declared at the
weekly luncheon of the Salem
chamber of commerce Monday,
when the program was given over
to. the post and its efforts.
The legion post is planning to
raise part of the necessary funds
for this project on Armistice day,
the speaker announced.
Brazier Small, ihe first speaker,
brought out the fact that the post
here has 1027 members this year,
a greater number than any other
post in a city of less than 100,000
population. Community service
items that he mentioned included
assistance to the War Mothers in
providing a monument to the ser
vice men who did not return,
$1200 to the Mississippi flood re
lief, and the efforts now under
way to secure an airport worthy
of Salem.
Carl Gabrielson described the
work of the drum corps, detailing
its history from the humble begin
ning in 1924, to the winning of
the first state championship the
following year, and repetitions in
1926 and 1927 at the state con
tests. He referred to the assistance of
the late Clifford Brown, and men
tioned that this assistance took the
form of loans which were always
repaid. ' Brown, the speaker said,
had promised to underwrite the
trip to San Antonio if the corps
won the 1927 contest. ,
This trip will cost at least
$5,000, Gabrielson said, and while
a-part ef this amount is to come
from outside sources, a large part
must be raised, here. Gabrielson
fCnntinaaJ Vf )
Recent Failures o be Subject v of
Investigation Here
Members of the state banking
board will hold a special session in
Salem today for. the purpose of
considering at least two bank fail
ures and outlining the policy to be
followed by the new state super
intendent of banks.
Under an order issued by the
banking board at a previous meet
ing all hank failures will have the
attention of the board and the
liquidation process will be sub
ject to Its approval. It has been
the practice in past years for the
board to approve recommendations
of the superintendent of banks
without first investigating the
causes and conditions surrounding
the bank failures.
A- A. Schramm of Corvallis, who
recently was appointed state su
perintendent of; banks to succeed
Frank Bramwell, will attend to
day's meeting.
PORTLAND, Sept. 26. (AP)
The closing of the Sheridan state
bank and the affairs of that in
stitution will be placed before a
meeting of the state banking
board in Salem tomorrow. The
bank was closed Saturday by or
der of the state banking depart
ment. '
O. A. Carlson, an examiner of
the department, has been placed in
charge of the bank and will con
tinue in that capacity until a
liquidating agent has been select
ed by the board. The choice of
this agent, it was thought, may be
made tomorrow.
Move Hailed as Political Coupe
After Olminal Conviction
(AP) Without explanation May
or John L."DuvalIr6f Indianapolis,
today named hla wife city con
troler, thus paving the way for
keeping the mayoralty toga In the
family should he resign or be re
moved from office as a result of
having been convicted last week
of violating the eorrupt practice
The mayor, however, insisted he
was not going to resign. The office
of city controlex is the second
highest position In the municipal
government and Mrs. Duvall is the
first woman aver to be given it
She automatically would becqme
mayor i tbe office was f tJ,
All Previous Speed Efforts
With Hydroplane Broken
By Britisher
One Lap in Annual Event Covered
at Speed as High ax 289
Miles an Hour; Ital
ians eliminated
VENICE, Sept. 26 (AP) Great
Britain administered a crush
ing defeat to Italy in a dual, bat
tle here today for possession of
the Schneider cup, in which all ex
isting seaplane speed records
were shattered.
Flight Lieutenant S. N. Web
ster, piloting a super-marine Na
pier S-5 machine, won the race
and his team mate, Flight Lieu
tenant O. E. Worsley, in another
super-marine machine, was sec
ond. The third , English entry
and all three Italian entries were
unable to cross the finish line of
the 350 kilometer (217.463 miles)
192R Mark Beaten
Lieutenant Webster covered the
distance in the official time of
4 6 minutes, 20.8 seconds. He av
eraged 4.53,282 kilometers or
281, 48S miles an hour, compared
with the record of 246,496 miles
an hour established by Major
Mario de Bernardi of the Italian
Royal Air Force, who won the
race last year.
Lieutenant Worsley also broke
the previous record, covering the
course in. 47 minutes, 46.75 sec
onds for an average of 439.472
kilometers , or 272,9 12, miles an
hour." "Lieutetfafcrwebster's fast
est lap was clocked at 289.76
miles an Tiour.
t 'Another star speed perform
ance was by -the other British
entry. Lieutenant S. N. Kinkead
In a Gloster speedster who cov
ered one of the laps on the tri
angular course at a speed of 465.
402 kilometers an hour, or 289.
014 miles an hour.
At the first ScTineider cup race
held at Monaco in 1913, Maurice
Prevost of France attained a speed
of 72 miles an hour.
Sofll Students Register at State
University This Fall
Enrollment at the University of
Oregon so far. this year is slightly
in excess of last year at this time,
it was announced today by Earl
M. Pallett, registrar, and indica
tions are that the total will equal
or exceed that of the tall term of
1926. Enrollment figures, com
piled today showed 2561 students
registered as compared to 2455 for
the same period last year. Final
figures will not be available for
two weeks or more.
Turinev has been floored in
. . f J : ' 'J: .;. . .. r ' Z'- Jr1i-:v -i iTTf'
seconds according: to some observers. Referee" Dave Barry
Data to be Collected Having to do
With Markets Throughout '.
PORTLAND. Sept. 26. (AP)
With the purpose of exploiting
Oregon as a stabilized market for
standardized merchandise, news
paper publishers representing
practically every section of the
state met here today In an all-day
session. As a result of this
meeting an organization to be
known as the Oregon Newspaper
Group was formed. The purpose
of the organization to offer to
manufacturers seking a market In
the state a uniform and standard
ized form of merchandising coop
eration m their business transac
tions. It would be a function of the
newspaper organization to act as
a research agency to collect defin
ite data picturing the scope and
character of the various markets
of Oregon. This data, when com
plete, will be compiled in booklet
form for the guidance of manu
facturers, both local and foreign,
who seek to extend their Oregon
Officers of the organization
Frank Jenkins of the Eugene
Register, president; Robert W.
Sawyer. Bend Bulletin; vice presi
dent; Lucien Arant, Baker Her
ald, treasurer; L. D. Gordon.
Southwestern Oregon Daily News,
secretary, and A. W. Stypes. exe
cutive cretary.
The following Oregon newspa-
(Continiied on page 5.)
Oregon Trunk Asks Permission to
Construct Crossings
The public service commission
yesterday held a hearing in con
nection with the application of the
Oregon Trunk railroad for peri
mission to establish a number of
grade crossings in Klamath. an
Deschutes'cbuntles A number of
attorneys appeared before the
commission on behalf of the rail
road corporation.
Rishop Shepard Olives Closing Ad
monition to Pastors
More time spent In administer
ing the needs of persons in sor
row and suffering, and less time
In sermonizing and raising money
was urged by Bishop W. O. Shep
ard to members of the Oregon
annual conference in a closing de
votional message yesterday.
He advised the minister to get
up early In the morning, spend the
waking hours in study, and the
remainder of the day in. seeing
how much good they can do for
underprivileged folk.
"The great pastors of the day
are men who take personal inter
est in the trials and tribulations
of their membership," the Bishop
declared. "There are many lead
ing ministers in Methodism who
can hardly preach a good sermon."
The conference came officially
to a close yesterday afternoon
with the reading of ministerial ap
pointments. It has been in ses
sion here for a week.
- """ -- ,, $ 1
T, , ;. .. ( .r I
""- A . " . , ... "i , .,
the seventh round with body
Water Bursts Through 5000 Foot
I)a?n, Causing Heavy
Loss of Life
INNSBROOK, Austria, Sept.
26 (AP) Lichtenstein. the
smallest principality in the world,
was almost obliterated today by
the mightiest inundation the
country has known since its foun
dation. Unable to withstand the titanic
pressure of the swollen rushing
river Rhine which borders the
tiny principality, a 5,000 foot con
crete dam dividing Lichtensteln
from Switzerland collapsed dur
ing the night, the torrent spread
ing destruction In every direction.
The inhabitants fled in panic
to the housetops and hills, and
although details are lacking con
cerning the loss of life, it is
feared the number of victims will
be great. The government has
sent frantic appeals for help to
the neighboring countries, but
railroads, telegraph and telephonic
communication are crippled.
In the town or SiKan the en
tire brigade was drowned while
attempting to stem the roaring
waters. The property damage
throughout Lichtenstein runs into
millions. Tens of thousands of
cattle were drowned.
To add to the horror. Lake
Constance has risen 15 feet,
threatening to engulf the entire
neighboring territory. The gas
and electric lighting systems are
paralyzed and the terrified people
are attempting vainly to fight the
floods in darkless, at Innsbruck,
where the river has risen ten
feet. Two of the principal bridges
have been washed away. Every
road leading to Innsbruck is
strewn with huge boulders, mak
ing traffic Impossible. Every
bridge from Steinach to Schnitz
is demolished. The town of
Ramsberg is entirely submerged
and the populace has taken refuge
in the hills.
BREGENZ, Austria, Sept. 26
(AP)t-A piteous cry for help has
gone' forth from Lichtenstein; a
little principality bordering on
Switzerland, to the Swiss govern
ment, for the river Rhine has
burst the great common dam, 300
(Continued on page 4)
Thousand Delegates Expected at
"Longview; 500 Expect ed
LONGV1EW, Wash., Sept. 26.
(AP)- Approximately one thou
sand delegates will be here Friday
for the opening of the Washington
state good roads convention, it
was indicated tonight from reports
which continued to flood " the
chamber of commerce office. Plans
had been made for only half that
The executive committee of the
good roads organization will
gather in a pre-convention meet
ing Thursday. This is expected
to be one of the most important
meetings of the convention, fol
lowers of politics pointing out that
caucas will depend largely upon
the Hartley or anti-Hartley com
plexion of recommendations of the
blows.He stayed down for the
is counting. Dempsev waits in
New Airport at Portland Wil
Be Dedicated With Ac
tivities Totfay
Army Pursuit Plane Hurtles Over
Buildings at Speed or ISO
Miles an Hour; People
Stop and Stare
PORTLAND, Sept. 26. (AP)
Thoroughbreds of the air the
picked craft of the nation winged
their way into Portland today on
the swift procession and settled
down on the city's landing field in
preparation for the start tomor
row of the air derby which will of
ficially inaugurate Portland's new
airport on Swan island the port
of Portland airport.
Thrills erowded upon each other
today as the planes which will take
part in the maneuvers arrived. The
most exciting event of the trip
from Spokane befell the huge
army transport Resurgam from
Selfridge field, near Detroit, carry
ing a pilot and seven passengers.
Near , The Dalles-, while the" big
Douglas plane was flying at an al
titude of 1,000 feet, the oil heated
to the danger point, necessitating
(Continued on page 6.)
Sam Starmer Made New Comman
dant at Roscburg Institution .
Sam Starmer, sheriff of Doug
las' county, was elected Monday
by the state board of contra 1 as
commandant of the Old Soldiers
Home at Roseburg, to succeed the
late George W. Riddle, who died
Mr. Starmer has acted as sher
iff of Douglas county for nearly
eight years. .He is a Spanisb-
rtiueruaa war vexeran, ana IS' a
life-long republican. It was said
that he had the indorsement of a
large number; of " Spanish-American
war . veterans from various
sections of the state. Mrs. Starm
er probably will act as matron of
the home. . '
Mr. Starmer previously was a
candidate for state Prohibition
National Boxing Commission to
Stand By Illinois Group
NEW LONDON, Sept. 2.6
(AP) The national boxing, asso
ciation will stand behind the Il
linois boxing commission on the
question of the legality of Gene
Tunneys victory over Jack Demp
sey at Chicago in the opinion ot
Thomas E. Donohue, of this clty
president of the association ind
commissioner of bdxlnfjln Con
Murit Joi nmewhicfitooSr 14
m . ...... i -
corner for Tunney to rise ' but
Nine Events Materialize; Surpris
es Develop in Judging Fav
orites Nine events materialized out of
the ten scheduled for the first.
niglU of the annual horse show
which opened Monday on the
state fairgrounds. A meagre, tbo
demonstrative, crowd found much
Of interest in the first showing of
the season. The audience was
somewhat surprised tp see Shikara
the blue-ribbon favorite for the
last several reasons, suddenly re
duced to 4th place in the fine har
ness, singles, event. A second
surprise came when Ex-Governor
West, whQ. is not exhibiting this
year, was missed" from the saw
dust ring.
The show opened with a com
petition between best pairs, fea
turing draft horses of 1.50ft
pounds or over. McCroskey
Clydesdales carried away the blue
ribbons in this classification.
A Portland entry, Kula Kula.
owned by Mrs. Claude D7 Starr,
won first among the novice hunt
ers showing.
The best fine harness horse in
the ring proved to be W. F. Tur
ner's Robin Hood, another Port
land entry.
Kitty Beloved, of O. L. A. La
uer's Seattle, stables, ranked first
in the novice flve-gaited aadriiA
horse competition.
Natt McDougal of Portland, a
familiar figure to horse-show fans,
won the polo pony match with
Gypsy Queen.
The same McDougall hnraa
Gypsy Queen, nlaceri
the ladies' cup. with Marion Mc-
uougaii up.
In an added eroun. for nnviu
three-gaited saddle horses, H. M,
Kerron. of Garden Home, woi
first with Chester.
Patty Miller of th
Frank stables, took tint mo
among the roadster singles.
Monte Mickel and hl stoc
nor8e, Goldy. won first
turesque equipment number.' -
The keenest competition of the
evenint occurred In u.t
t?v:.W?eR hand3r hunters were ex-
Tiny Timm. the third McDoug
(Continued on pace 6.)
. . . . : r- -o
A smoking match twirled tww
u came IO rest In a nlla n
straw.' It came from the band of
a norse tender seated on a box in
the horse show pavilion. Fortu
nately, no blase resulted, but one
wonaers why the manniremoi.
does not guard mom popafnlf
"iSWIISl SUCn IellOWH. On oni-a-
iessiy riung match, or one lighted
cigarette misrht
ov v A a V
oi mousanas of spectators, and
nunareds of blooded horse in tha
pavilion, the ffre
waicn are wholly inadequate.
itfeuieu lue iaces of a
score or more eirls and w
when they were treated to a fre
ride on the "Merry Mr Up" yes-
ieraay morning by. the manage
ment of Brownhg amusement
company. ? r.
. we Bon't know where ma Is,
but we've got pop on ice" Is but a
IVainple. of the slogans over stands
along "bot dog" row at the fair
grounds. Rows of buns stacked
beside quantities of hamburger.
wienies, onions, pickles, and mus
tard sauce, tempting passers by to
part with their dimes and nickles.
are a common sight.
For ten years, the Jason 'Lee
Memorial church has maintained a
cafeteria at the fairgrounds, dur
ing the big annual show. An
average of $1,000 has been the
profit each year. "-Food which la
served Is purchased, but all ser
vices are donated 6y ' the church,
folk. ' Rev." Thomas Acheson spent
yesterday with a megaphone tell
ing people where to eat. ' : t
The Sheridan American Legion
band, now ranking as ,one of the
few good bands in the- state. la the
official concert organization at the
fair this year. The "buddies" de
lighted an early morning audience
with a performance at 10 o'clock
in front of the gates, and a still
larger - crowd in the afternoon.
During the races they gave snap
py numbers between heats The
band la anniented bit bv b!it.
era from the - lks , band at Me
MlnnvUIe. v . '
During the race between.: Vic
Rankin in his biplane and an ante
racing "car. piloted' by Roy Ketch
am, 'Morgan, Park, m.,t speedster,"
a spectator was heard to remark:
In the air, going that alqw."
Receipts Aso Pass Last
Year's Mark; All Display.
Space Filled
Marion bounty's Agricultural Pos
sibilities "Well Demonstrated;
Club Work Center of First
Day Interest '
Fair Program Today
9:00 a. m. Judging in all de
partments. 9:30 a. m. Band concert.
10:00 a. ;m. Demonstrations
, and judging by boys and
girls clubs. ' r
11:30 a. m. Free attractions In
front of agricultural building.
1:30 p. m. Harness andh running
races on new half mile track.
2:00 p. m. Competitive events
In educational building,"
3:00 p. m. Demonstrations,
boys and girls club work.
7:30 p. m. Night horse show In
pavilion; carnival attractions
on white way.
Breaking all previous records
for first day attendance, about
o.uoo people entered the gates at
the' Oregon state fairgrounds yes
terday, 1,300 more than the total
for Monday last year.
Receipts which amounted to
$2682.2$ established a gain of
$815.50 over last year. Pair of
ficials are earnestly" hoping that
good weather will prevail through
out the week. In spite of a predic
tion by the weather bureau that
showers might be expected. Un
precedented crowds should attend
the fair on the Salem and Port
land days if the weatheris not ad
verse. , " -. , "
Races Att'ract Sfany
The automobile races on Lont
(Cob tinned on par 5.)
19 Counties Represented; Pollc
Honey Included Among
' Notable Ones
The boys' and girls, club of
Oregon are showing over 1500 ex
hibits of sewing, cookery, home
making, canning, potatoes, corn.
and garden products' In addition
to over 500 purebred animals and
a large poultry exhibit at the state
fair .which opened yesterday. Thia
wonderful exhibition shows an In
crease' of over. 50 ; per cent from
last year.
Under the direction of J. C.
Calavan; H. C. Seymour. L. J. Al
lan, and Miss Cowgill practically
all of the exhibits were m place
for the opening yesterday morn
ing. ' " '
In the large pavilion 19 coun
ties have special booths. Every
booth is very attractive in decora
tion and arangement of the ex
hibits. They show a Jtreat sim
ilarity and those in charge say
that only the very best bag been
bought to Salem from the various
county farms. . .
The following counties have
booths: Umatilla. Josephine, Clat
sop, Sherman, Douglas. Multno
mah, Washington, Pollc, Clacka
mas, Klamath, Tillamook, Jack-
(Contlnu! on pt 5.)
Horse Will Race
Against Airplane
f Ai feature event in connec
tion with today's racing card St
the state fair will be a race be
tween a running horse, travel
ing a half mile on the half mile
track, : and ? aa airplane; travel
ing above' the mile track. This
is the first time that a race of
thia kind has been attempted on
the Oregog state fair grounds.
A, purse ot ,$100 has been
posted by the state fair board
for fbe winner of ' the event.
The board will select the best
running horse on the grounds
to make the race against the
airplane, -'-' t .
'J '"i.