The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 14, 1928, Page 1, Image 1

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    Salem Is Host Today and Remainder of the Week to 100 Stalwart Athletes, During the State High School Basketball Tournament
Raymond Robins, Spokesman of the Committee of 1000 on La w Observance and Enforcement, Speaks at Capitol Theater Tonight
Remember the old days when a shiek
was a fellow who didn't shave, seldom
bathed and spent most of his time picking
off the sand fleas and currying the camels?
The modern shlek shaves every day. spends
most of his time picking off flappers and
smoking camels.
Weather forecast: Generally cloudy;
normal temperature; gentle variable winds
becoming southerly. Maximum tempera
ture yesterday 51, minimum 40, river 14.8.
rainfall .23, atmosphere part cloudy, wind
west.
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SEVENTY-SEVENTH YEAR
SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, 1928
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One Hundred Athletes, Pick
of Oregon, To Vie At
W.U. Gymnasium
FIRST GAME 7:30 TONIGHT
Drawing Will Be At 1 o'clock This
Afternoon; Teams Evenly
Matched and Exciting
Games Certain
Tonirht at :30 o'clock the
doors of the Willamette university,
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gymnasium Will smug uyeu ir
ninth annual state basketball tour
nament In this city with ten of the
strongest teams In the state to
roniDete for the title. Basketball
authorities and local officials be
lieve that this will be the closest
iand most exciting state tourney
H ever held in Oregon. The first
1 game starts promptly at 7:30
Jo'clock.
i Tpitma have been coming in yes
terday and this morning, and will
draw for their opponents at 1
o'clock this afternoon in the office
of Coach "Spec" Keene at the uni
vcrsity gymnasium.
Every team entered In the com
petition this season has a very
impressive record back of it which
gives each one every reason to be
lieve that it will win the tourna
ment. Each team has dropped
several strong opponents In order
to win the right to participate in
the state tourney. Some come
here with a clean slate, yet to
taste their first defeat, while oth
ers have been defeated once or
twice..
It was at first thought that tick
et tales would be greater this year
than last, but it now looks as
thou&h several hundred seats will
remain unsold. A check --e the
ticket sale yesterday noon showed
that the season ticket sale was
y;re"than 11400 behind the day
r;rre the tourney last year. If
ese tickets remain nnsnlrf Salem
a- lose the biggest athletic event
the state.
"- The Wallowa high school play
Xr ,Vrs. tall, handsome and giving ev
;Ty indication of a winning team.
were first to arrive In Salem to
represent the first district in the
state basketball tournament
this week end. Althourh over 400
miles from home the Wallowa lads
appeared to be in good spirits, not
a bit homesick and rarin to bring
heme the bacon.
The Wallowa quintet reported
at the Willamette gymnasium at
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POLITICS GIVEN
MORE INTEREST
SIXTY CANDIDATES FILED
COMPARED TO 51 IX 1924
pril 18 Laat Date For Filing In
Primaries; Many Of rices
to Fill
Politics is creating more active
Interest In Oregon this presiden
tial year than it did fni.-
I aB. it was revealed Tuesday. Rec-
j n me ornce of the secretary
. i vi siMie snow tnaf thor hir. k...
f t 60, "lings for delegate to the na-
lldnal
conventions and for state
y xuau uiairict orrices as compared
'.! iwith 51 flllnr- at .
r7lme in 1924
r Prospective candidates for nom
I ination by both the republican and
democratic parties at the primary
election May 18 must oualifv on
or before April 13 if their names
are to appear on the official bal-
lot.
This being presidential year,
the voters of the republican and
I democratic parties will express at
sine primary election their choice
for candidates for nomination for
rrr.i!dent and vice president by
Jtfcefr respective national conven
tions, elect delegates to their par
ity national conventions and
jchoose their candidates for elec
tors of president and vice presl
jdent. j
'J. Each party will elect two dele
gate3 from each of the three con
fpressional districts of the state.
From the state at larre the remib-
lican party will select 6even dele
gates and the democratic oartv
iour delegates
Each party also will nominate
t f candidates for representatives In
r fwrer from the three congres
? .. 4-l districts, secretary of state.
kuiib treasurer, iwo justices oi me
Vjite supreme court, attorney gen
eral, state dairy and food com
jnlssioner, 17 lodges of the elr
cult courts, 80 district attorneys,
together with state senators and
representatives. , '
It The voters la thoae parts - of
Lincoln. Polk. Tillamook " and
I Yamhill counties embraced wlth!n
lth limits of the Salmon River-
lOrande Ronde highway imp-r
Iraent district, will nominate cn
Violates for a board of seven trus
tees to be elected in November,
f As required by statute, the Lec-
rstary of state will, prior to April
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ROBINS SPEAKER
5 TIMES TODAY
PRINCIPAL ADDRESS AT CAP
ITOL THEATER, 7:30
Will Also Appear at High School,
W. V., Rotary aad Church
Meeting
Raymond Robins, widely her
alded speaker who Is to appear at
Bligh's Capitol theater tonight,
will arrive Id Salem at 10:10
o'clock this morning, according to
announcement of his schedule
made last night.
He will be accompanied by Carl
ton Sherwood.
Robin will appear at the local
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high school auditorium first, go
ing there immediately after he ar
rives. He will then go to address
the Willamette university student
body at its regular chapel hour,
which begins at 11:20. He will
be the main speaker before the
Salem Rotary club at its lunch-on
thi3 noon.
In the afternoon Mr. Robins
will speak at a meeting for wom
en only, to be held at the First
Methodist church. ' This meeting
will be held at 3 p. m. Mrs.
George H. Alden will preside and
Mra. W. C. Kantner will give the
invocation. A vocal duet will be
given by Mrs. Harry Harms and
Mrs. Martin Ferrey.
Thia evening's address will fce
gin at 7:30 at the Capitol theater,
W. C. Wlnslow presiding. The
Willamette quartet will sing. The
Invocation will be given by Rev.
W. C. Kantner. Dr. H. C. Epley
will lead some group singing. O.
J. Hull has charge of ushering.
Doors will open at 7 p. m.
STATE WARDS NOW 5148
Number Reaches New High Mark;
Pendleton Biggest CJain
Records in the office Qf the state
board of control show that on
March 1 of this year there were
117 more inmates of the various
state .iaaUtjiiiOus than there were
on the corresponding date in 1927
On March 1. 1917 re were a
total of 5031 state wards as
against 6148 wards on -March 1
of this year.
The largest increase was at the
Eastern Oregon state hospital at
Pendleton, which reported an even
100 more patients on March 1 of
this year than a year ago. This in
crease was said to be due to the
transfer of patients to Pendleton
from the Salem Institution.
The state penitentiary has an In
crease ol 79 inmates wnen com
pared with the registrations a year
ago. Despite the Increase in the
number of patients the per capita
cost of conducting the Eastern
Oregon state hospital was held
down to $15.88. The highest av
erage per capita cost was $47.87
at the state school for the blind in
Salem.
At the state tuberculosis hos
pital the average per capita cost
for the year was $45.93.
START SMITH MOVEMENT
Democrats Meet in Portland to
Sttpport New Yorker
PORTLAND, Mar. 13. (AP)
A movement in support of the
presidential candidacy of Govern
or Alfred E. Smith of New York.
was started here tonight by - a
group of Oregon democrats who
decided to place Smith's name on
the ballot in the May election. It
was the first step toward an at
tempt to deliver Oregon's ten' del
egates at the democratic national
convention at Houston. Texas.
The Smith movement was not
snonsored by Tammany club
which, for months past, has dis
played sympathy with efforts to
secure the governor's nomination.
Some of the active members of
the Tammany club attended to
night's meeting, but the organisa
tion, as such, had no hand In the
program.
PLAP DISASTER FATAL
Two Aviators Killed When Mach
ine Goes Into Tail Spin
TAMPA, Fl., Mar. 13. (AP)
Two avlaton were killed early
tonight when their airplane went
Into a tall spin at an altitude of
2.000 feet and crashed In a wood
seven miles northwest of here.
Albert P. Burts. II year old
student ariator, who had had less
than two honrs training in the air,
was killed outright J and H. IL
Hammer, ; Instructor, who was at
the controls died shortly after be
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UNITED STATES
Captain Walter Hinchliffe
Wings Way West Over
North Atlantic
WOMAN MAY BE ABOARD
Persistent Reports Link Name of
Elsie Mackay With Veteran
British Pilot Making
Hazardous Trip
NEW YORK, Mar. IS. (AP)
Persons in this country who have
been In close touch with Walter
Hinchliffe while he was planning
his trans-Atlantic flvgnt expressed
strong belief today that when the
plane reaches America the Honor
able Elsie Mackay, daughter of
Lord Inchcape, will be found on
! board.
LONDON, Mar. 13. (AP) A
new attempt to fly the Atlantic
from east to west which was
launched at Cranwell airdrome to
day in unwonted secrecy was still
somewhere over the ocean waters
winging westward.
Captain Walter Hinchliffe. vet
eran British pilot, and a compan
ion hopped at an early hour with
out a word of warning in a Stln-
son monoplane. leaving a message
that they would try the hazardous
flight to America which has al
ready cost the lives of seven per
sons. Watchers at several points-in
southern Ireland caught sight of
an airplane speeding toward the
Atlantic through a snowstorm and
this, although the markings were
not detected, was confidently pre-
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4iiPntinud on par 4.)
ITW0 LOVERS CONVICTED
Walla Walla Jury Returns Verdict
Against Slayers
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Mar.
13. (AP). The shadow of the
noose hung over Preston Clark to
night, and the shadow of barred
gratings over Mrs. Beesle Mae
tsiaweii. me rormer was con
victed today of first degree mur
der, and the latter of second de
gree murder In their trial for the
poisoning of Alpheus Bidwell.
husband of the woman.
Clark may ask for a new trial,
it was Indicated late today, but it
was doubted that his alleged par
amour would battle again with
the law that will sentence her.
from 10 years' to ir ...i-
ment.
After a legal clash in which thr
state attributed the poisoning tr
"money and lust" charging that
Clark, a boarder In the Bidwell
home, and Mrs. Bidwell wanted to
obtain Bidwell's property and con-
tinue their unlawful love affair,
the Jury took the case late yester-
day.
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CHERRIANS PLAN
BLOSSOM EVENT
WEATHER WILL DETERMINE
DATE; ROUTE USUAL
Crack Drill Team Also to be Spon
sored, Frank Dnrbln, Jr.,
at Head
The Cherrians, at their meeting
last evening at the chamber of
commerce, voted unanimously 10
j observe Blossom day. Cards will
ibe printed and distributed with a
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view oi Blossom uay in ids owem
district. The date will be deter
mined by weather conditions. Last
year Blossom Day was April 24.
Arrangements will also be made
by the Cherrians to provide cars
for those who have no means of
transportation. The route will be
the same as for several years past
to the tulip fields on the Wal
lace road, the Franklin tulips and
daffodil tract south of Salem and
the cherry and prune fields In
blossom In the Rosedale district.
Klag BIng Quisenberry will ap
oolnt special committees to handle
all the details of Blossom Day and
to arrange for the transportation
of those without cars.
The Cherrians will have a crack
drill team this year, under the
command of Frank Durbln, Jr. On
motion of Dr. H. H. Ollnger, it
was voted that a special drill team
of 24 be selected by Mr. Durbin.
This team will do the fancy drlll-
Inr. with the usual number of
Cherrians In the march when oc
casion requires.
Announcement was made by P.
D. Quisenberry, King Blng. that
the Cherrians would serve as a re
ception committee when the Santa
Barbara Chamber of Commerce
visits Salem on June 22.
Entertainment was by the Wil
lamette university male quartet.
consisting of R. Craven, W. Robin
son. W. Hathaway and W. Kauf
man, with Miss Lewis at the piano.
HOME ECONOMICS PLAN
Short Course May Be Instituted at
Salem High School
Inaugurating a unit in home ec
onomics in Salem high school was
discussed at a meeting at the
school board last night. Local
high school officials have received
a letter from the state board for
vocational education. In which was
submitted a plan whereby home
economics can be taught in Salem
high without much extra expense.
The course 'will last six weeks,
holding two sessions a week, one
for two hours and the other for
one. During the -two hour period
subjects such as cooking, table
service, and special home problems
will be taught. In the one hour ses
sion bed making, spring house
cleaning, laundry methods, sum
mer care of babies, and personal
hygiene will be emphasized.
The state and government will
finance the instruction cost If the
high school will furnish the equip1
ment and supplies. The board fav
ored the plan and will try to make
arrangements for the short home
ecaaf"vtr unit in the near future.,
It is probuoie ilt"if Sfcm
high teach the course, Ml, NasJi
will be instructor, as she has had
onsiderable experience in that line
of work.
Building equipment and minor
subjects were discussed before the
meeting adjourned. Next year's
teaching staff will be discussed
nd voted on by the board at the
next meeting.
ANOTHER HAMMER MURDER
MELLON RECITES
HIS EXPLANATION
REPEATS FORMER STORY RE
GARDING BOND DEAL
Saw No Reason For Telling Abovt
Transactions, He Asserts
Before Committee
WASHINGTON. Mar. 13. (AP)
A cabinet officer and a past and
a present chairman of the repub
lican national committee were ask
ed today by the senate Teapot
Dome committee to explain their
silence of more than four years
regarding the effort of Will Hays.
party chief in 1920, to dispose of
securities paid Into the republican
treasury by Harry F. Sinclair.
Two of the witnesses. Secretary
Mellon of the treasury department
and William M. Butler, present re
publican national chairman, said
they had not spoken sooner be
cause they had refused in 1923 to
have anything to do with Hays'
plan of bond allotment and saw
no reason why their knowledge of
it would be valuable to the public.
Hays Feels Quito Innocent
The third occupant of the wit
ness stand was Hays himself. Un
der a two hour rain of questions he
maintained that he had done noth
ing improper and argued with
committee members that recent
disclosures did not contradict the
testimony he previously had given
the committee under oath. It was
these disclosures that led Senator
Robinson of Arkansas, the demo
cratic floor leader of the senate,
to declare on the senate floor yes
terday that Hays had "subjected
himself to the possible charge of
perjury."
Hay's proposal for getting some
of the $260,000 in Sinclair bonds
out of the republican party treas
ury, as explained In the testimony,
was to deliver parcels of them to
Secretary Mellon and others, the
recipient in each case to make a
contribution of a like amount to
the republican national committee.
That would make It appear that
the money came from various in
dividual subscribers and not in one
lump from the original donor,
while at the same time the indi
vidual subscriber would be noth
ing out of pocket.
Mellon Has Explanation
Mr. Mellon told the committee
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MILL CITY MAN DROWNS
Logger Dies When Attempting to
Save Brother-In-Law
MILL CITY. Ore., Mar. 13.
( AP) The riotous, turbulent San
tlam river took its first victim of
the year today when George J.
Schumacher, . 25, was' drowned
while trying to save his brother-in-law,
Raymond Minton, from death
by drowning. Schumacher was em
ployed by the Sullivan Logging
company.
The two men had been sent out
to attempt to dislodge a log jam
in the treacherous stream when
suddenly a log turned, throwing
Minton into the water. Schumach
er. minid to his aid. and as he
reached 1 okirM t elt
log, Miatoi lived) af If catch
ing another log.' Schamachlr'ras
unable to swim. His body had not
been recovered at eight o'clock to
night.
He had been married nearly two
years and is survived by his wi
dow and a daughter, six months
old.
GRAPH C STORY
OT FLOOD TOLD
Deeds of Heroic Valor Re
counted By Eye Witnes
ses To Catastrophe
AGED GUARD SAVES 47
Later Found Dead With Gun. Belt
and Jug of Wine Lying by
Side; Waters Devastate
Heart of Valley
NEWHALL, Cal., Mar. 13.
(AP) A sixty-rie mile slash
through the very heart of a beau
tiful valley
Two Associated Press repre
sentatives followed that still
bleeding wound today from the
spot where the torrent spewed its
brownish flood to sully tne wnue
surf of the sea. Thence to where
the water giant burst from its
narrow canyon lair, exulting in us
first gulp of human lives.
They twice staggered and stum-
hld through the rushing waters
of the little Santa Clara river, red
with mud and rainbow tinted witn
its oil coating. They rode the
hlahway natches. walked and ran
through the heavy mud. They
stalked through the slippery
slime.
All for a prize more precious
than a pot of gold.
Locke Greatest of All
For thev found that men could
i.hniriA at their own deeds of
valor, and women could carry on
dry-eyed although hearts were
breaking. They heard the sagas
of a dozen heroes.
And greatest of these was Ed
Locke.
Guard of the Southern Califor
nia Edison company construction
camp at Blue Bend, Ed Locke
saved the lives of at least 47 men
and died with his boots on and
his belt and gun about his waist.
"ficottv" Gordon, wliened and
grey-headed little rancher and a
hero In his own ngni, cnucieu
and laughed as he told of the deed
nf Rd Locke.
"We found Ed Locke with his
gun and belt on where he fell." he
d.m "And ha. ha. ha a
Jug of wine at his side. Someone
had put It there."
AnnrecUtlon Voiced
"And mlxhty good work it did
this dav." said R. A. Newell, spec
ial agent of the Edison camp and
one of those escaped as he clung
t the running board of Bcotty s
little flivver coupe In which the
rancher all day taxied men over
his own little stretch of highway
with never a word or tne rare.
"One hundred and thirty-eight
I counted at the dinner table last
oWM. So'far as I know, only
t .MTVV"t lire Ed Locke
ti ..iost 'tkothf ctts owa akloi
I was- oae of-them UarYouna.t )
At th river crossing at Fill
more, rescue parties poked and
prodded at an eight foot wall of
brush the tangled shreds of
thousands of acres of orchards
reaped by the scythe of the flood.
Worker Laughs
"Clifford Corwln was the lucky
one." laughed one of the band of
workers electricians replacing
Dower lines, pipe fitters mending
it he broken oil pipe lines ana wie
j phone system employes splashing
through the muddy waters. The
I bridge had been washed out with
I some of the huge concrete blocks
! carried a mile downstream.
"He was riding with George Ba
! sola on the highway when the wall
'nf water, thirty feet high came
down. He grabbed the last tree of
the last row of orange trees that
remained standing."
Basola, not so, lueky, lost his
Hf.
Another told how a frienerl
climbed to the roof of his home.
How the house popped up In the
Hood waters, tossing Its human
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NO HELP WANTED
BY NICARAGUANS
BILL DEFEATED PROVIDING
FOR VOTE SUPERVISION
American Plans Given Setback as
House Rejects McCoy Bill
Yesterday
MANAGUA. Mar. 13- (AP)
The Nicaraguan house late today
defeated the McCoy providing for
American supervision at the Octo
ber Dresidsntial elections. The
vote on the measure. General Mc
Coy said ha had made no plans for
the future as yet, and would not
make any formal statement until
he bad consulted tomorrow with
President Diss with regard to
carrying out the provisions of the
bunion agreement..
; The defeat of ths McCoy bill has
come as a distinct surprise hero,
especially since only earlier today
there had been a statement from
President ' Diss ssurlng that It
would be passed.
Analysis of the voting after
wards tonight showed that while
the liberals Toted solidly tor Its
passage soma of the conservatives
who bad promised their support
changed their minds before voting.
BY OBSERVERS
CAPITAL POST'S
RECORD BROKEN
MEMBERSHIP NOW 10A1, HIGH
EST IN HISTORY
Junior Baseball Team to be Spon-
sored; Public Initiation
March 27
Membership in Capital Post No.
9. American Legion, reached its
highest mark in history, 1051, last
night, going "over the top" for the
year -and also putting district No.
2 of the Oregon department over
the top ahead of all other dis
tricts for the second consecutive
year. Some members even paid
their dues for 19 39, this being a
new plan just started.
All this was announced at the
3olnt meeting of the legion post
and the American Legion auxil
iary, the first of a perles of such
meetings planned Tor t:ie year.
Commander H. G. Maison of the
legion post presided.
Capital Post will sponsor the
local team In the Legion Junior
National Baseball competition, and
Leo Edwards will be in charge of
organizing the team, having been
appointed chairman here. Ed
wards explained the plan at this
meeting. A department or in
other words state championship
series is to be played, and the win
ner will compete in the regional
tournament, which will be fol
lowed by a national tournament of
regional champions.
Claude Foulare. past vice-commander
of the Illinois department,
was introduced, and made a talk
on the value of the auxiliary to
the legion, and on membership,
especially on the importance of
displaying the legion button.
Announcement was made of the
public initiation program which
will be staged at the armory
March 27.
The meeting was followed by a
program and dance.
THOUSANDS SEE DISPLAY
Spring Opening Great Success De
spite Threatening Sky
The spring window display
which opened with last night's ex
tensive program was a success. The
people were there, though not in
such great numbers as had been
anticipated, due to the playful an
tics of Mr. Juplter'PIuvIus. The
sidewalks were jammed with peo
ple, even at that.
The thousands who were on the
streets for the opening had a time
keeping up with everything offer
ed, with nearly a hundred stores
presenting in elaborate and artis
tic settings the new modes in men's
and women's apparel, stationery,
foods, household furniture, pic
tures and photographs. Even such
homely, everyday affair as meat
was displayed to attract the eye of
the sight-seeing public.
The auto show on Court street
saw some 40 models bespeaking
some of the niftiest lines and col
ors ever gathered here In. one col
lection. An Oldsmobile, relic of
the days of '97, was placed in con
trast among the new cars and in
this case the old drew as much at
tention as the pew.
.JI.svttenMa, admiration, and
crowded cor'LZTl wherever
ttey;. played, re any Indications,
tie appearances of the American
Legion drum corps and the 15
piece band were huge successes.
Likewise, the public showed its
appreciation of the Ad men's en
tertainment by thoroughly enjoy
ing Itself at the big free dance at
the armory.
Especially large gatherings con
gregated at those stores where
live models showed the latest de
crees of Dame Fashion, and where
unique mechanical apparatus could
be seen in motion. In one store
window a typing contest by the
senior high school comemrcial de-
uispiays win remain in win
dows throughout the present week.
FLAY HOOVER IN HOUSE
Representative Brand Launches
Attack On Candidate
WASHINGTON. March 13
(AP) The presidential primary
fight among Ohio republicans was
carrier today to the floor of the
House. One representative from
the Buckeye state unleashed a. bit
ter attack on Secretary Hoover;
another as vigorously defended
him.
Incidentally, Hoover's assailant,
Brand, lined up with the Willls-for-president
movement in Ohio.
called for the Immediate resigna
tion or tne commerce secretary on
the ground that he is using pub
lic funds and official powers to
further his candidacy.
In reply, that old Ohio war
horse of national politics Bur
ton, who once sat in the senate
summarized the Brand argument
as containing "all the material,
slanderous or otherwise, collected
by snoopers who hare scoured the
world to find something in the
record of Mr. Hoover."
MRS. LANDES DEFEATED
Frank Edwards Wins Seattle Elec
tion By Easy Margin -,
SEATTLE, If area 11. (AP)
Frank Edwards, a new figure In
Seattle politics, decisively defeat
ed Mrs. Bertha K. Land es, first
woman mayor ef a metropolitan
city, when complete unofficial re
turns were counted tonight In Se
attle's mayoralty electlonl Final
figures of 1 1,1 S3 the largest rots
in a manlclpal election ia Seattle,
gave Edwards a majority of mora
than 11,0 eO.
DAI BREAK
FATALITIES
NEAR 1 000
Total of 274 Bodies Recov
ered; Between 300 and
600 More Missed
HINT DEFECTIVE
CONCRETE WORK
Sample Crumbles When Ex
amined By Official
MONEY LOSS HIGH
Damage Estimated At Any
where from 15 to Thirty
Million as Count Made in
Wake of Terrible Flood
NEWHALL. Cal. Mar. 13..
(AP) The list of knowu dead as
the result of the St. Francis dam
disaster stood at 274, with tfc
number of missing estimated ut
from 300 to 600 when rescue
crews ceased work in the stricken
area tonight. All the missing
were presumed to have perished.
The estimates of damage ranged
from 115,000,000 to $30,000,000.
What caused ths big dam to
give way and pour its waters upon
the canyon settlements below re
mained undetermined with son.e
city officials still insisting that it
was the result of an earth move
ment. Motorists were quoted us
believing seepage around the but
tresses caused the break.
Night forced the suspension i f
rescue work. There were no
power lines available to furnish
lighting current and little possi
bility of extracting more bodies
from the huge yellow graveyard
remained before daylight.
When the 185 foot dam. barely
two years old, gave way in tb
darkness of the earlv morn in r un
der the pressure of 33,000 acre
reel or water behind it. it did w
without warning and loosed on th
ranches and camps In tha canyon
below it a 71 toot high avalanche
of liquid death.
Power Line Snaps
Two great flashes as the flood
snapped the power line were the
only notes of warning that catas
trophe was hurtling down the can
yon. Homes were crumpled under
the great wave, families were
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URGES TEACHING
DEAN U. O. DUBACH ADDRESS
ES TEACHER MEKTl.NU
Project Method in L'se Her
Praised as Aid to Individual
Initiative .
Asserting that genuine leader
ship today of all days comes from
nowhere but the school. Dr. U. C
Dubach, dean of men at OSC.
Tuesday afternoon addressed tbe
annual general meeting of tbe Sa
lem Teachers' association cn
"What I Want the School to Give
My Child," carefully selecting his
main points not from a hodge
podge of generalities but from the
"viewpoint of the parent of a very
Important child."
Dean Dubach pointed out that
out of every hundred college stu
dents, at the age of 60 only one
or two are outstanding successes,
and only 10 or 15 can be rated
above dependence on others. Prom
this seemingly startling statement,
which figures-of a New York life
insurance company show to be
conservative, the Corvallls speak
er adduced the fact that it was
the school teacher from whom the
man of tomorrow must today get
the solid grounding for future
success. "We behave ourselves in
life pretty much as in school," he
has observed throughout his con
tact with youth.
Sine the school has practically
replaced the home as a moulder
of the child's future, the teacher
must give more than book learn
ing. Dean Dubach would require
that the teacher equip the pupil
to discover in himself what he can
do, or in bther words, teach tbe
pupil to help himself.
The teacher of the grades and
high school for by college days
character has been formed and the
future potentially provided f or -should,
from the standpoint of the
parent, "teach the pupil what It's
all about. to give youngsters
purpose In life and halp them tiid
their niche. j :. . -
As a third objective of t he
school, the dean of . men ,woM
hare the school help the student
to unloose any ability; "te teach
them hew to do the things they
think."
In this connection, the visiter
landed the. project work ..which la
being carried on In eeroral of the)
Salem achooLi and declared ' it ia
... i .. .-.'
(Oorm a pr .)
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