In-Staging an Easter Egg Hunt for the Children of Salem, the Lions Club Here Is Living Up to Its Principles of Service to All ine manager 1 tan oj mj government is 100 mg an issue 10 vcciae UJJhand; It Cannot Be Discussed Enough in Five Weeks ICrstlipr forrcaM: Fair; rising temper ature but frosts at night over east por tions: moderate, north wind on the coast. Maximum temperature yesterday 0, min imum 34, river 8.4, rainfall none, atmos phere clear, wind northwest. . tJ v mm The Ameer of Afghanistan says that western warfare with its tanks m very un romantlc. It has long been our opinion that very little romantic war has ever ex isted outside the covers of the histories! novels. SEVENTY-EIGHTH YEAR SALEM, OREGON, fflfe SATURDAY MORNING; APRIL 7. 1928 . PR7rP v, 3a'N ! DELAYING VOTE ; MANAGER PUR W: BELIEVED BEST r- re. Sentiment Growing That Charter Change Should Wait Until November TIME HELD INSUFFICIENT 1 .-' I ::, Aside From Legal Aspect, Oppor- tunify For Studying and Pos sibly Amending Provi sions Not Jivm By Ralph Curtis Sentiment appears to be grow ing in Salem that the proposed .charter calling for a council-man ager plan of municipal govern ment should not be placed on the ballot at the May 17 election, and Sethis sentiment seems to be strong est among all but a few of the people who are most actively in favor of the change. The ordinance calling for put ting the charter revision on the ballot will come up for final dispo sition by the council at the meet ing April 16, just one day before it must be filed if it ia to Ix placed on the ballot . Cooncilmen Reticent Councllmen are reticent as tc their attitude, partly because theii general disposition , In such mat ters Is to put any reasonable Is sue up to a vote of the people. But the , charter revision pre sent; an unusual problem. It it without question the most Import ant issue r that the voters havi been called, upou -? to decide in many years, and the feeling Is be coming . dally more prdnounced that there Is not sufficient , time remaining (to consider it adequate ly and to make any changes thaj maybedeemed advisable. ' Townsend Author. . The 'proposed charter as It stands today,, represent, a'. vast mount'cf sto.djr and work! bn this ha beenr.done-piacipa&3&J me ' manCouncilman Watson jjji To wnsend, chairman of the eub V committee of the charter revision ? committee which. Was entrusted 1 with the task of compiling thislm r portant document K I The other members of the main committee are more or less famil ( iar with it, but the'y had little op portunity to deliberate upon the separate provisions; This for the reason that tne charter was re ported back so recently that the committee was able to meet but once to go over the final draft, before submitting it to the mayor in time for the last council meet- lb Ing at which the ordinance calling j, 7 IJI it YUIO TOUIU UB (IICU 111 1 UI1U J " second reading. , , 1 -J 00 Late to Change The council received it at Mon day's meeting, and will have had but two weeks to consider it be fore disposing of the aforesaid or dinance and then there will be absolutely no time for altering the (Continued on pl 3) SOUTHWESTERN DEBATERS WIN TARE TWO TO ONE DECISION OVER WILLAMETTE Witty and Redding Blake Good Showing Despite Late Change In Side The Southwestern university of Los Angeles debate team defeated the -Willamette university speak ers by a two to one vote of the judges in JWaller Hall here last night. One of the largest audi ences ever to attend a debate in this city was present. Robert Witty and Charles Red ding represented Willamette, and gave the visitors what they admit ted to be the strongest opposition they had encountered this season. not being sure of their victory an til the Judges made the aanouace nnf Tha visitinr sneakers were xjjir -Arti.ur Wolpe and Murray Cbot liner. and" investments should be pro tected only by tbe governments of the nations in which the invest ments are made." . The Willam ette team had only two days in which to prepare for this contest, as both teams had previously de bated the negative side, causing them to make the sudden change. In spite of that the Willamette team showed up creditably, and was-not at all ontclassed by the southern attorneys. ; The southern institution is a Jaw school, with an enrollment of about 1200 students, and they specialize in debating, always hav nr nn at the strongest teams In JZ-ik country.. These speakers have lmttt inatitntfnna - on the coast and are now on way to the east where they plan to en-i ter national competition, and are coniiaent tnai iney . wm ; riurn with the trophy this season. , . 1 fm Next Friday night the women's debate team of . Willamette will "y. aeet the Pacific university deba- - tors In Salem, In their last debate V t the season. - , T 7 CHILDREN EAGER FOR EGG SEARCH HONS WILL HIDE 8,700 WILLSOX PAltK" IN UtUe Fork Slay Start Hunting at 2:30 V1m-h Signal tiivfu , With Siren "When will Easter Sunday come Grownups may answer that ques tion calmly, but the answer doesn t Jispel the excitement of antici pation that is causing little hearts to beat faster than usual and mak ing "tomorrow" seem ages away. For tomorrow 3.70U Easter jggs. wrapped in green paper and tidden in tho grass at Willson Park, will be at the disposal of my little children up to 12 years f aee. inclusive, that can una them. It all begins at 2:30 o'clock In the afternoon, and the Lions club is in charge. Here are the instruc tions given out last night by New ell Williams, chairman of the com mittee which has prepared the ivent: Children from one to six years old. inclusive, will gather, accom panied by their parents, on Cottage itreet west of the park, the street being roped off for their safety. Children from 7 to 12 years old vill meet on the west steps of the apitol. At a signal which will probably ;e the sounding of a police siren, che children will be permitted to iwarm out over the lawn-i the younger group west of the walk tear the Waite fountain, and the lder children east of this line, rhey may keep as many eggs as hey can find. Now, some of these packages vill contain, in addition to the ggs, balloons and other presents; tnd some will contain slips wfifch, m being presented at the' band tand, will entitle the finder to mother prize. Harry W. Scott Is n chargeof this feature, and has; obtained many attractive prizes,; tonated by local business men. Every precaution' wjil be taken o prevent any danger to the child ren; city police and state traffic officers will be on hand, and the uions .all wearing badges, will be here to assist; under the direction f. Harry Hudkins, the third mem ber of the exnnmUtee In charge. The Camp. Ft re Oiris and Boy 3ftuts wJH.be, there to hide the cffSf to-seevthat jhobodjrgets onf he grounds to steal any of the ;ggs before the signal Is given, and o police the dividing line so that aone of the larger children get jver Into the wrong part of the park. The boys and girls will also col lect the green wrapping paper aft- ir tne hunt is about finished, and (Continued on pg 3) REARGUE REFUND CASE Matter of Land Grant Share Claimed by State l'p Again Reargu merits of attorneys were heard by the state supreme court Friday In the suit brought by Sam A. Kozer, as secretary of state, to recover from Marion county a part of the money it has received un der, the so-called -Oregon and Call- rornia tana grant tax refund act. , The secretary of state contends that theetate is entitled to receive from the 18 land grant counties sharing in the refund an amount of money equal to the amount It would have received in taxes had not the railroad grant lands re verted to. the government. The land grant counties have received approximately $6,000. 000 under the tax refund act, of which amount the state claims i is entitled to $1,300,000. The suit originally was filed in the Marion county circuit cour, where a decree was handed dowr favorable to Marion county. Th state then appealed. It was sal, that any decision that Is handed down in tbe Marion county case would apply to all land grant counties. Oregon Pioneers First To Apply No Door Was Locked, Travelers Helped Themseives and Didn't Insult Host by Offering Pay; Later "Carpet Bagger" Period Also Described by Speaker When no door in all the north west country was locked, when strangers came, fed their horses and themselves while .the house holder was away, when travelers knew better than to Insult their hosts by offering pay tor a night's lodging, when the stage line that was the only means of public transportation to Sacramento had their stopping place where the Sa-f lem armory now stands And then again, when the Ore gon capitol smelled to high heaven of corrupt politics, when 2000 votes were bought at $2.60 each on the streets of Salem before each election, when there were 70 sa loons in Marion county and party tickets were written in their odor-1 ous back rooms, when office hold ers became wealthy through the fee system These two episodes . of Oregon history .were related and contrast ed by Circuit Judge L. H. McMa- hon In his talk at the Salem Lions elnb luncheon Friday noon, as phases of pioneer life here - tn which he had an active part. BIG BILL' WILL WOT GIUEM JDB Chicago Campaigns Grow More Heated As Election Day Approaches MUD SLINGING GOES ON Mayor Wm. H. Thompson Makes Last Desperate Appeal to Run-Robert K. Crowe In as State's Attorney CHICAGO, April 6. (AP).- From the maelstrom of accusa tions, recriminations, mudslinging which the April 10 primary cam paign by two republican factions has become, the statement of Mayor William Hale Thompson that he would resign if Robert E. Crowe, co-leader with him, wae defeated for state's attorney stood out today. ."Yes, I will resign .if Swanson is elected' said Mayor Thompson. "I am tired of fighting." He referred to Judge John A. Swanson who is seeking the nom ination on the Lowden-Deneen ticket From the candidates for the nomination for United States sen ator down to the humblest county office candidate all found the or der of the day to be mud sling ing. Other Fights Overshadowed In Chicago and Cook county the fight between Crowe and Swan son for tbe nomination for state's attorney by far overshadowed even the struggles for United States senator and governor. The reason for the extreme in terest fn the Crowe-Swanson flghl was found by several newspapers In - the : political prestige - that Crowe has built in the seven years he has held - office since - he : left the- 'county bench although one newspaper went a step .further the scenea'Cthere Is a fight. equal ly as desperate between Crowe and Thompson for undisputed control of the republican county central committee. : United States Senator Charier S. Deneen, speaker for the candi dates on the Lowden-Deneen ticket and especially in the Inter est of Judge Swanson, addressed himself to the presence in Chica go of prohibition agents. f Crime Conditions Bared "Every one who has followed the news of the campaign has ob served the frantic efforts of the Crowe-Thompson machine and the (Continued on pass 9) RICKEY DIVISION DENIED School District Will Remain In tact, Boundary Board Rules The Rickey school district will not be divided into th spnanfr 'districts, petition for that move- ment being denied yesterday af ternoon at the meeting of the dis trict boundary board The petition, calling for a sep arate district out of the west end of the present Rickey school dis trict, was presented early last week, shortly, arter sentiment had been expressed for a new two stOry school building to replace the old, inadequate one-story structure. The two-story school building proposed was carried at n election Tuesday evening. : The petitioners sought a change iecause, they set forth, the old school house, while in the center of the district, was not In the cen ter of population, now in the western part of the district. Christianity The pioneer was rugged, or he wouldn't have gotten to Oregon, ana ne was independent and fear less, or he never would have start ed, said "Mac." (He strenuously o ojects to oetng called "Judge." ) Therefore, Oregon had a better type of citizenship then than it has now, he added- Pioneer life as it was lived - in Oregon fur nished the first example the world has ever had : of applied Chris tianity, - - , : If one of the pioneers was 111, his neighbors would come and take care of him, do his work and bring their own grain seed to sow in his fields. -If any man mis treated his neighbor, or prove d dishonesty In any way, ha was preachers In that day did not hes- kltate to excoriate sin because some wealthy sinner might withdraw his support. ri-;yv.i:xi.;-ilv';.;a:.;i ' "Mae" suited the Woodburn Independent In the early part of the period which he described as (Ctia4 m t .) -- I 2 POSTMASTERS ORDERED OUSTED CHARGES OF EXTORTION FLCAG BACK BY ONE ) Repnblican Party, Organization Collects Ten Per Cent of , Salary, AsseHwn WASHINGTON, April . (AP) Postmaster General New today ordered the dismissal of . Alvin Durrance and Leslie D. Roberts, postmasters at Frostproof and Avon Park, Fla., respectively. New said he was advised tbat Durrance had declared he paid $500 to secure the recommenda tion for re-appointment to his of fice, and that Roberts had said he "was willing to pay for a rec ommendation." "This positively will not be tol erated In this department," the postmaster general said. "No man will be appointed who has paid for his endorsement and any man will be summarily dismissed if it de velops that he bought his office." FROSTPROOF, Fla., April 6. (AP). Alvin L. Durrance dis charged as postmaster here today charged that he has paid 10 per cent of his salary into the coffers of the republican party organiza tion of the state since he went in to office in 19 2v. "My dismissal, I think, is the, result of refusal on my part to pay 1190 additional which was de manded of me," Durrance' declar ed today. ! , Durrance said the payments had been made under a rule which he believed to prevail in "at least this section of Florida." "I understand that at least one postmaster, L. D. Roberts of Avon Park, has been similarly notified of his dismissal. Roberts, I un derstand, has been a lifelong re publican." Durrance Is a democrat. He oaid payments were made to Eu gene Oberdorfer, Atlanta, treasur er of the Florida republican com mittee by . order of , George W. Bean, national republican com mitteeman for that state LINDBERGH IN SECLUSION Hero of Air Has Hard Time Keep ing Away From Crowds- - SANTA BARBARA. Cal., Apr. 6. (AP) Colonel Charles Lindbergh returned la Santa Barbara ;aifd jr IusUh -today-after m atngtwo itops enroute 'from, San Diego in 'lis new four passenger cabin mon oplane. After leaving the south ern city at 11:16 this morning he topped at Santa Ana to spend lalf an hour inspecting the giant nonoplane Albatross and, landing U Vail field. Los Angeles, at 1:30 3'clock, irritatedly dodged news paper men and photographers for twenty minutes before .taking the lir for another unannounced des tination. He landed a few min utes before three o'clock at Car pinteria. 15 miles south of here and motored here to escape the public gaze in a private automo bile. Lindbergh very apparently wa annoyed at the surprise reception riven him by a battery of news ameras at Los Angeles. His fa nous smile failed to make its ap- pearance during his 20 minute ;top at Vail field. One cameraman who ventured to Lindbergh's idling propeller was called to the door of the plane cabin -for a warning against the practice. Lindbergh was heard to mention that you fellows make it awful hard for me. - . ; CONVERTED, CONFESSES Thad Hansen Admits Recent Rob bery at Silverton A sudden religious conversion and subsequent confession to rob bery of Mack's pool hall at Silver ton three weeks ago, was the cause of Thad Hansen's presence In the Marion county jail here last night. . Such, was the account given by officers, Hansen being brought from Portland late yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Sam Burkhart of this county. The pool hall robbery netted the Silverton youth some $5.10. it was stated. Making his way to Portland, Hansen recently came under the influence of re ligious enthusiasts with the result that he appeared yesterday at po lice headquarters there and made his confession. A year ago Hansen, who lives most of the time with foster par ents near Silverton, was declared to have stolen an auto belonging to Julius Aim of that city. DISTINCTION SOLEMN ONE Difference Between Scientist and Philosopher Told PORTLAND, April t.- (AP) Dr. Robert E. Swain of Stanford university, attending the north west regional meeting here of the American Chemical society, makes a solemn distinction between the scientist and the philosopher. . In a bantering mood. Dr. Swain explained his distinction: "Some ; people regard the first as one -who knows a - great deal about a very little, and who keeps on knowing more and more about lessvand less until he knows every thing about nothing. Then he is a scientist. - ; i "Then there is another speci men who knows a little about very much, and he continues to know less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything Then he Is a philosopher." , PACIFIC PLANES TO TOUR VALLEY OIL COMPANY SPONSORS 7 THREE SHIPS', FLIGHT Demonstration of Practical Use of Aviation one Purpose, An nounced The day of the airplane appears to be at hand and this morning at II o'clock three and possibly four planes of the Pacific Airplane com pany will take off from a Salem jfleld on a tour of valley towns. The tour is being sponsored by the Shell Co. of California orsraniz ation In Salem and each plane will be decorated with Shell insignia. Some time will be spent over this city and then the group wUl go to uaiias, Monmouth and Indepen dence for exhibition nurnoses After leavinr Indenendence ther plan to circle Gresham and then head for Oregon City where a landing will be made. While In the latter place the planes will be re fueled and oiled with Shell pro ducts. . From Oregon City the tour will take the planes to Silverton where stents will be performed and a landing made for the amusement of the crowds in that locality at tending the proposed shooting of the Silver Creek Falls by the same man who made the drop over the Oregon City falls. From Silverton the return trip will be made to Salem. Several out of town managers for the Shell stations have been Invited to make the trip. Those, who will be in the planes, are E. H. Hlbbard and Richard Christopher of Dallas, William Leonard of Silverton, C. J. Gray, Jack Beck and John Bol- lter of Salem This tour of the valley tow'ns has been planned and Is being car rled to a succesful culmination by the Shell Co. of California. Salem organization. It is a unique affair inasmuch as it demonstrates the tendency oi companies to use planes more in their business and It likewise calls the attention of the public to the fact that the air plane is here to stay and Salem does need badly an adequate land ing field. A special feature has been ar ranged for the flight which calls for the dropping of imitation cans of Shell motor oil, said cans being filled -with candy and in some of them may be found an order for Some oil or gat,- -: i !- isit ?Ti'&irehmpaar';boMone of the most" systematic and effi cient organizations of its kind in the country.-These facts, coupled s ' -i. (Continued on page 3) FOREST FLAMES RAGING lOOO Men in West Virginia Called To Fight 160 Fires CHARLESTON, W. Va., April 6 -(AP) Approximately 160 for est fires were raging over West Virginia tonight said reports made (o P. M.. Browning, chief fire war den of the game and fish commis sion. Browning estimated nearly 1,000 men in addition to many Boy Scouts had been called upon for assistance in fighting thf flames. Many mines. Browning declar ed were ejntirely closed down so that employes might assist on the fire lines. Fully two thirds of the fires, were said to be below the Kanawha river. Snow which fell only a few days ago in the north ern portion of the state, kept down the number of fires in that dis trict, although several have been reported from the eastern pan handle and north central sections. The extent of the fires could not be estimated by Browning who ex pressed the belief that most of the fires were the result of the dry, hot weather followed by brush burning and careless handling of matches. GIESY ISN'T CANDIDATE Announces Definitely He Will Not rermit Name on Ballot John B. Giesy, former mayor of Salem, quieted rumors that he would be a candidate for city re corder, last night with a definite announcement that he wouW not permit his name to be placed on the ballot. This leaves the field so far to Mark Poulsen. the incumbent, and O. J. Hull, who filed his petition early this week. Other city political events of the day included the filing of Henry Vandevort's petition for council man in the first ward, and of Mayor T. A. Livesley's petition placing his name on the ballot for a second term. Mr. Vandevort's sloran reads "I will lend onr-experience to the completion of the Livesley sewer and bridge program." He will op-! pose PhU Eiker for the seati Mr. Vandecort was formerly a member or me council. - - . COLUMBIA GETS VICTIM Ten Fear Old Lad Drowns Near , ; ,; , liOagview Yesterday LONG VIEW. Waab4 April (AP). j Robert Miller. 10. of Kal- ama, drowned in the Columbia river latetoday when he and his brotner fell from a raft on which they had been playing. The broth er, Kenneth. $ jrears' old, was resusclated by Kalama firemen af ter his body had been ' recovered oy a fisherman A pulmotor was used on Robert without results. ; 5 0FEK01ICT Young Neighbor Boy De scribes Man Believed To Be Member of Gang WALTER STILL MISSING Los Angeles Police Search in Vain for 9 Year Old Collins Iul Said to Hare Been Taken In Revenge LOS ANGELES, Apr. 6. (AP) The description of a "short, dirty, whiskered man" believed by the police to be a convict recent ly released from Folsom prison who probably knows considerable about the supposed kidnaping March 10 of 9 year old Walter Collins, was given them today by x boy neighbor of young Collins. The boy, 12 years old, Lloyd Turor, declared the man ap proached him near his home or March 9, asking for the locatior of the Collins home and saying he was "after young Colllnsi hide." "He drove up to me where I was standing," the Turor boy told the officers, "in a Dodge touring car He asked me if I knew whert Walter lived and I told him 'Yes.' and said 'Do you want me to give him a message' and he said 'No I want to give it to him myself. I'm after bis hide.' Then he drovt off in the direction of the Collins' bouse."" Description Broadcast The description of the man who is believed to be one of two con victs for whom the police were searching, was broadcast through 3Ut the Pacific coast. The men were reported to ths- police to be degenerates and members of a gang of eight former Folsom pris oners. A blanket charge of kid naping and murder was directed against them yesterday in a lettet written to police by Walter J. S Collins, the boy's father who if serving a five year robbery sen tence at Folsom. He wrote of a feud that arose in Folsom and which resulted in one or more oi tbe men making threats against his family. He explained that the trouble arose over a report he. as "checker" over the prison mess help, made against the eignt con cerning an infraction of the rules. MISS CRITES MAY QUEEN Will Be Crowned at W. U. Fcstiv. Ities to be Held May 4, 5 Miss Virginia Merle Crites of Spokane, Washington, was elected May Queen to reign during the May day festival. May 4 and 5 at Willamette university. The elec tion was held at the university yesterday afternoon with three candidates competing, they being Miss Genevieve Junk of Salem, Miss Phoebe Smith of Vancouver, Wash., and Miss Crites. All three candidates are seniors and popu lar in campus activities. Miss Crites, majoring in. history at the university will graduate in June, She is president of Delta Phi sorority, of which she , Is a member. She is also much inter ested in college dramatics, having participated in many of the plays while attending school. Miss Junk and Miss Smith will act as attendants to Queen Vir-i glnia. The election was hotly contested, many votes being cast tor each candidate. TRACE ACTION N i PLOT Omaha Crippled; News Service Uses Wireless Terrific Snowstorm Breaks Down Telephone and Telegraph Lines and Interrupts Train Schedules; Dakotas and Minnesota Also Suffer Severely; Forecast Colder OMAHA. Nebr., Apr. . (AP) Omaha and eastern Nebraska were brought back in tonch with the outside world tonight when telegraph and telephone commun ication Was restored after a oay or dlrrins out of the heaviest April snow on record m mis vicinuy. Radio was the only means of reaching outside points since early this morning. CHICAGO. April . r(AP) Omaha, with Its telephone and Telegraph lines broken by a severe snowstorm, remained in communi cation with ontsids points today arrely by radio. ' . 1 Transportation systems reach ing the city were crippled and there was apprehension of a milk shortage. Omaha was the center of an nnnsnal disturbance extend ing from Des: Moines to Lincoln, ind north to the Canadian border. Snow fell ,in Minnesota North ind South Dakota but not with as equally a destructive effect. Fur ther Incapacitation of wire and COOLIDGE VETO AGAIN LOOMS UP PRESIDENT EXPECTED KILL FARM AID BILL TO McXary-Haugrn Measure Declared Due for Official . V.'ord Given Out WASHINGTON, April fi.(AP) While democrats were block ing an attempt today to set Tues day for a final vote on the Mc- Nary-Heugen farm relief bill it developed that President Coolldge regard the revised measure as still objectionable to a degree. Mr: Coolidge has tot made up his mind about the new bill rel ative to its signature or veto and it is not now clear just what fea ture is not satisfactory. He vetoed last gear's McNary-Haugen- bill largely because of Its equalization fee which Attorney General Sarg ent declared unconstitutional and chat feature is one of several now oeing studied by the president and .lis advisers. In this year's model of the bill the equalization fee is placed as an alternative to other machinery toi care for crop surpluses but it still has the hearty support of its spon 3ors. The maneuvering of senate democrats to block the netting of Tuesday for a final vote on the measure, served to delay its prog ress, the minority members de claring they wished more time in which to draft amendments. These changes, not expected to be radical, have been under consid eration ,y cotton state senators for two days but did not come to ight until Senator McNary of Oregon, republican, co-author oi .he measure, proposed the closing hour of Tuesday for the final de cision. ALBANY DEBATERS WIN Milwaukie High Defeated for Low er Willamette Title PORTLAND, Apr. . (AP) Albany high school won a decision over Milwaukie Union high school hefe tonight in a debate to deter mine the lower Willamette cham pionship. Each had won the cham pionship in its section. -The question-"was i" "Resolved that section II, article II of the state of Oregon constitution, known as the six per cent limita tion, should be repealed." The Albany team, composed of Arthur Potwin and Karl Gihert upheld the affirmative. The Mil waukie team, Jean Lennard and Willet Bowernian, debated the neg ative side. PATRONS MAY BENEFIT Merger May Result In Better Eleo trie Rates for Salem The proposed merger of the properties of the Portland Electric Power company and the North western Electric company may prove beneficial to the patrons of the two corporations in Salem, Woodburn, Silverton, Forest Grove, Oregon City, Hillsboro, Beaverton and other cities, ac cording to announcement made at the offices of the public service commission Friday. The commission has launched an investigation to determine what effect the merger will have upon the rates in the territory now served by the two companies out side of Salem. MRS. GOODHUE IMPROVES Mother of Mrs. Coolidge Spends Comfortable Night NORTHAMPTON, Mass., April 6. (AP) Mrs. Lemira Goodhue. mother of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, who is ill at the Dickinson hospital here, spent a comfortable day. hospital attaches said tonight. rail lines in the Omaha region was expected as government forecast ers predicted a zero temperature. 8nowfaIl In northern and central Kansas damaged wires and isolat ed several towns. Soon after the day staffs of Omaha newspapers went to work today all telegraph and telephone wires went down. The Associated Press was without a wire Into tbe city. -: Contact was first established by radio station WDAF, operated by the Kansas City Star, broadcasting news dispatches to WOW, the Woodmen of the World station at Omaha. Later WHO, the Bankers Life r station : at Des ; Moines; "talked" with Omaha, The Chi cago of flee of the Associated Press dispatched news' to Omaha by wireless, using a United States army station here. " - v Railroads ' suffered chiefly be cause the dispatching of trains was crippled. All of the 20 toll (0atiaad on pf S) . , MANY FLIGHTS HEADING WEST OVER ATLANTIC Four Expeditions Planner from France In Addition To Bremen Trip LINDY'S FRIEND LISTEt Lieutenant Michael de Trojat. Who Met Yaiikc Ace at 1a' Bourget, Hope to be F.rM to Take off LE BOURGET. France. April I. (AP) The trana-Atlantic avia tion season in France is getting under way in earnest with the ap proach of spring weather. Today there were two- planer with trans-oceanic ambitions in the air, while at lease two other expeditions are understood in pre paration including one by tbe air wing of the French navy. Lieutenant Michael de Troyat. a noted French pilot, who hepw to be first to get away on a Paria New York flight this year, took a 700 mile test flight, leaving fcr at 4:30 a. m. today and turning Op at Dijon nine hours later. H made a circuit that carried him the Mediterranean at Marseii'ev and then swung northward apaic touching Lyons and landing at Di jon, about 170 niilen outheafet of Paris. ; Plane Ike Lindbergh's ' De Troyat was a sergeant in aviation regiment stationed at Lr Bourget last year when Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh made hi historic flight to the French tap ital. He helped get the Amerl. an airman out of the wild crush on the field after the landing sud then later escorted him in a litlle flight over Parla during which :he two men did atnnts that de lighted the military flyers " who watched them He and Lindbergh became great frfenda. I v f " Little is known of De Troy at s plane except that it is all metal and is similar to the "Spirit of Kt. Louis," having the same typ of wing structure and motors. It has an estimated flying radius of 3,500 miles. The approach of the Atlantic aviation season was '"emphasised today by arrival here unheralded of the "Oiseau Rouge" (the red bird) piloted by Sergeant Major Antoine Paillard. a noted war fly er. His monoplane is iren irom the builders and ran carry tine for a flight of 46 hours. It has a 600 horsepower motor and the general expression at Le Bour get was that it was the best prf- pect that has yet p'lt in an appear ance. It is understood the air wing force of the French navy shortly will send a monoplane over the Atlantic with New York as its goal, rne piane win aiop m m Azores and fly past Bermuda- bat will not halt at the fatter place unless necessary. Spare parts and gasoline already have been for warded to the Azores. There Is mystery attached to (Continued on p .) SAYl)LD woman POISONED WELL MRS. NANCY "LYNN, 70, AR RESTED WITH BROTHER Authorities Hold Arkansas Pairn Charge off Assault With In tent to Kill FOUKE, Ark., Apr. . (API Charged with having placed poi son In the community well whwe rendered 111 nearly every one of tb inhabitants of the J. R. Goldmas saw mill- camp near nere, :rm. Nancy Lynn, 70, was arrested bei today with her brother. Robert Morris. They were held on charges f assault with intent to kill after authorities had reported that tM well water gave indications that arsenic bad been placed in it. Further investigation they said. revealed that Mrs. Lynn had ob tained a quantity-of the pohos. from a drug store and her arrt followed. Every member of firs families was ill today and physi cians said that at least one ni ens be r of every family In the casae was affected. Children were sf- te ::g most, it was said, and al though physicians said none wer in a critical condition, consldei- able apprehension was felt. The camp has about 20 famines. The aged woman, authority said was suffering from an hallu cination that her children were seji. tng her birthright and that Ler remaining years would be spest in poverty. Her children told -fleers she probably believed sale of timber she thought her, could be prevented if the lumbering crew at Foulke was removed. 'When arrested end brought bers the aged woman refused to make a statement and bar brother, sev eral years her Junior, was likewise silent. They will be arraigned to morrow morning.