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The Fifteenth Annual Celebration of Blossom Day for Salem Will Be Observed Today, Brinsins Crowds from All Over Oregon
City Council Tomorrow Will Consider Matter of Placing on May Ballot Question of Adopting Council -Manager Form of Control
Weather forecast: Generally cloud;
moderate temperature; moderate west
'wind on the coast. Maximum tempera
ture 68. minimum 43, river 6.7, rainfall
trace,' atmosphere cloudy, wind couth.
SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 16, 1928
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Panic Reigns Throughout
Country, Refugees Near
FOR FIRST TIME
Latest Information Not Cen-
sored -By -Officials
Fascists Terrorize Entire Pop
r ulace; Recent Assassination
Plot Against King Een
!'. Laid To Mussolini
AGRAM, Austria. April H..
(AP). Newspaper dispatches
from Rakek, Italy, on the Italian
Jugo Slav frontier, quote travelers
as saying that panic and chaos
reign throughout Italy. The po
lice aided by fascist militia, are
caid to hare inaugurated a reign
of terror In an effort to get even
with "enemies of fascism."
Hundreds of persons suspected
of being anti-fascist, are being. ar
rested daily in almost Xftfj9f(a
of Italy and thrown Into Hff&'
One traveler brought a report
that the bomb outrage at Milan
was the work of extremist fascists
themselves who were trying to set
tle their account with the reign
ing dynasty. This report had it
!hit Mussolini had withheld from
! Victor Emmanuel until tne
laet minute his decision. noto
V01?;!. allege that Mus-
r Fiu completely terrorised
rfct or Emmanuel and is only
iidiittng for proposals from his
otrn black shirt followers to as
X sume kingly powere himself.
ARREST 100 MEN
AT WHITE HOUSE
PICKETING BROKEN UP BY
QtOerly" Parade Marches to City
" Jail After Being Deprived
of Its Posters
WASHINGTON. Apr. 14 (AP
One hundred arrests broke up a
demonstration against the adn iln-
istration powcy m ;
held today before the White House
' by the anti-imperialistic league of
I -Ajnerica. . ,
The demonstrants gathered in
J Washington from New York
L- Philadelphia, Camden. N J., and
tf Wilmington, Del., to picket the
Vxecutlve mansion despite repor-
r' ted action against such activities
by their attorney here. The lat
ter had been informed by White
House police yesterday that pick
eting would be contrary to local
. regulations forbidding display of
unauthorized posters on all
grounds under jurisdiction of 1he
park commission. Under this re
gulation the demonstrants were
taken to the police station and
released under $2 5 bond.
The pickets walking two
abreast and each carrying a pos
ter, encircled the grounds in
perfect order, watched by a large
crowd gathered for the dally re
ception by the president.
Among the inscriptions on the
t -posters were:
-We do not appeal to the White
i House, but to the masses against
the White House;" "Millions of
unemployed while we squander
t ""the treasury on conquest;" "Wall
street not Sandino is the real
..T bandit in Nicaragua:" "We are
for Sandino and not against him."
- A. large numbet of the posters
"We demand the immediate
withdrawal of marines from Nica
ragua." .Precautionary measures had
been taken by the police upon ad
vices earlier in the day that the
demonstration might occur. Ten
city and six park poUcemen in ad
dition to six plain clothes detec
tives were placed in reserve to
aid the" regular White House Po
. lice force. When the demonstra
tion actually occurred additional
forces arrived .In police' wagons.
.- The arrest, like the demonstra
tion, took place with a minimum
of disturbance. The police der
3 prlved the pickets, including most!
" Jt yonng man and five women. of
.f -their - postern and then wlth
1 out disturbing their formation
. marched them to the nearby police
i headquarters. ' '
a . The' demonstration and Its se-..-Uuel
followed -a similar scene a
few weeks ago at the White House
when a visit by a Hungarian dele
gatlon was seized r.non by oppon
Y"nts of the Horthy regime in that
rountiy to picket the executive
Blossom Day Tour Will
Lure Thousands Today
Route Past Fragrant Blooms Leads to Even More Attractive
Tulip Beds and Other Early Flowers; State
Institutions Invite Visitors
Past orchards fragrant with the odor of cherry, peach
and prune blossoms, and even more beautiful -early floral
displays, thousands of people from, all parts of the central
Willamette valley and many from even farther away, will
drive today in Salem's fifteenth annual Blossom Day cara
van. The "route was marked out yesterday by the Cherrians,
who sponsor this spring event typical of Salem's appeal, as
SERIES OF TRIPS OVER NORTH
General Nobile, Who Accompanied
Amundsen In 1926, Commands
MILAN. April 15. (Sunday)
(AP) The Italian dirigible Italia
left Baggio airdrome at 2 o'clock
this morning for Stolp, Germany,
the first stage of its transpolar
A more ambitious program than
that of the "Norge" in which Gen
eral Nobile went to the north pole
in 1926 has been mapped out for
the present trip. Nobile has made
arrangements to stay in the polar
regions through the remainder of
soring and well into the summer
With a base established at Kings
Bay. Spitsbergen, Nobile plana sev
eral flights, one to ascertain
whether there is more land on ei
ther side Of the route followed by
A party of 200 made up ef
scientists', officers, mechanics and
soldiers will be directed by Nobile
An oaken cross presented Nobile
bv Pope Pius will be carried to
the pole and dropped there from
the dirigilble. 'n.
- - i .
REVIVE MOBSTER FABLE
Fierce Shark Said To Have
tacked Man In Rowboat
VANCOUVER. B. C. April 14
(AP) Stories of Ogopogo, th"
fabulous moustei often reported
seen in Okanogan lake, were re
vived here today when three per
enne rennr led that a shark at
tacked a man 1: a row boat near
here this afternoon.
The monster, about 12 feet
Jong, apparently tried to leap into
-the boat to get its intended prey
witnesses said. The attack was
separately witnesses by the rower
of the boat, whose name was not
learned, and Mr. and Mrs. T. J
Dunstan, who said they witnessed
it from the shore.
Sharks are seldom reported
seen in waters near here.
STEAMER RUNS AGROUND
40O Passengers Aboard Ship Near
SAGAMORE, Mass.. Apr. 14
(AP) The steamer New York of
the Eastern Steamship company,
bound to New York from Boston,
went aground in the Cape Cod
canal Just east of the Sagamore
bTidge tonight. There are 400
passengers aboard, indndtng the
treasurer of the steamship com
pany. Captain Harold L. Colbath, gen
eral manager of the canal, said
tht the 8teamhln was not In the
least danger and that it undoub
tedly would slip off with the high
tide about 2 a. m.
Tow boats are standing by wait
ing to assist. He said that a
strong wind was probablv the
cause of the vessel's grounding.
DUELIST USES HIS TEETH
Bites Opponent Enthusiastically;
Given 6 Months In Jail
BUDAPEST. Apr. 14 (AP)
For bUIng his sdvesarv's nose,
ear end cheek. Belt Frdelvt. Hun
gary's champion duelist who has
fought 26 duels, todar was en
tenced to six months rigorous Irii
nrionment. Erdelvi's antagonist was a for
mer friend. Stephen Klek. and
their sword duel was fought with
unparalleled ferocitr. Durinr the
first, onslaught both wen tumb'ed
to the ground wh grappled
Molentlv with each other.
JOHN GIESY RECOVERING
Former Mayor 8 attain Major Op
. John B. Glesy. former mayor of
this city, who was taken to Port
land the first of last week, suffer
ing from an acute bowl infection,
was operated on in the Portland
Surgical hospital yesterday morn
ing." Although still In a critical
condition, he was late last evening
reported as getting along as well
as could be expected. He. had re
covered consciousness. "
From Salem across the Marion-
Polk county bridge, turning north
on tne Wallace road. Tnere win
be seen the tulip plantings of H.
C. Bateham, W. C. Dibble and W
Return by same route, cross the
bridge to Salem again and drive
south on Commercial street and
the Liberty road to Browning ave
Turn west at sign which has
been placed there, a short distance
to the W. C. Franklin tract. Here
are 12 acres of daffodils and six
acre of tulips. Do not return, on
the same road, but continue south
and thence east to the Liberty
Thence south to Rosedale. turn
ing east at Rosedale. past the
Friends church to the Pacific
highway, and return to Salem.
Another drive is around the
state hospital grounds. AH state
buildings, including the state hos
pital and the penitentiary, will be
open to visitors throughout the
Last year it was estimated that
15,000 persons took the drive
marked out 'toy the Cherrians for
Blossom Day. which was held later
than this year's date, being on
April 24. The ideal time for view
ing Yh bloEeoms varies from year
to year," as may be Judged from
the following resume of dates on
which Blossom Day has been held:
ttttSrt.' March 29.
' 491, wiarcn z.
11S, April 10. .
191 April i
. -,lS20r-April. 23. : -
1921, April A:
1922. May 7.
..1923. May 6.
1924. April 13.
1925. April 13.
192C, March 28.
1927. April 24.
192S. April 15.
CHARTER ORDINANCE UP
Council Will Decide Monday
About Putting on Ballot
The ordinance which if enac
ted will place the proposed coun-
cll-manaeer charter before the
voters for adoption at the May 18
election, will come up for final
consideration before the city coun
cil Monday night.
Such sentiment as has been ex
pressed by councilmen is unfavor
able to presenting the new charter
so soon, as it is believed there has
not been sufficient attention given
to its details, and there will be
no time for doing so after the
meelng. as the Monday night ses
sion comes Just one day before
the final filing date.
There is also a considerable
amount of sentiment in the city
generally against reducing the
number of councilmen to five and
electing them at large instead of
as ward representatives.
200 KILLED IN BLIZZARD
Terrific Storm . Reported in
Interior of Chile
SANTIAGO. Chile. Apr. 14.
(AP) Two hundred persons and
thousands of farm animals are re
ported to have been buried by a
blizzard in the lake Jirones region
of the Cordilleras. Ciudad Talca
and Cajon del Maule are said to
have been especially hard hit by
The meager reports that have
come through from the region say
that the snow covered the dwell
lngs of peasants and buried the
animals in the countryside.
Salvage patrols of workmen and
soldiers have been sent to the res
cue but these patrols must travel
many leagues over very bad roads
to reach the ifected region.
LINDY FLIES IN ARIZONA
Noted Airman Traveling Alone In
New Kyaa Monoplane
GRAND CANYON, Ariz., April
14. (AP) Colonel Cbarles A
Lindbergh flying alone-in his new
Ryan monoplane, tonlgtht dropped
down on the Grand Canyon field
The famous flier's stay at the can
yon will be aa the guest of the
scenic airways. Tonight he was
quartered at a hotel here. , l
Lindbergh flew here from- an '
Improvised - landing field about
eight miles northwest of Williams.
' Lindbergh was to be joined here
late tonight by H. M. Bizby and
H. H. Knight, both of St. Louis,
who had accompanied him to Wil
liams hut who were left behind
when he hopped off for the Grand
Canyon earlier in the evening.
More Than Score of Armies
AH Ready To Take Field
ALL BOAST OF STRENGTH
Cry "On to Peking" Again Raised;
Northern Dictator Chang To
Lln Forced Into Small
Corner of Land
By GLENN BABB
Associated Press Correspondent
PEKING, April 14. (AP)
Spring is urging a score or more
Chinese armies into movement
again sending them afield to bar
vest the 1928 crop from the many
years' sowing of the dragon's
teeth. Winter rumors of peace
have given way to boasts of com
ing victories. The first skirmishes
A cursory glance, at the con
fused map of China gives the im
pression that the battle now brew
ing Is very one-sided. The Sun
flag of'the Kuomintang. the par
ty of the revolution which has
sworn to unify China under its
rule, flies In sixteen of the eigh
teen provinces of China proper.
"On to Peking!" Is the slogan
of foes that threaten the old cap
ital from all sides except the sea
and the north. On the map it ap-
pears that the old ex-bandit. thThis bare hands. Maw
dictator of Peking. Marshal Chang
Tso-lin. has been pressed back
Into a small corner of the coun
try with his back 'to the wall
the great wall of China.
Merely On Defensive
This impression Is a superficial
view of the situation. ' True, the
northern- dictator is on the de
fensive. Even his most hopeful
adherents forecast little more than
success In holding his own. at
mast, reclamation of the ground
lost in J927 north of the Yang-
tsiWA yaac ago tne line hetween
north and south was that great
river. Today It Is 300 miler
farther north, roughly by course
of the yellow river.
The hard ridden warlord or i
Manchuria and Peking has many)
advantages however. He has su
perior lines of communication.
(Coatinned on pit 10)
MOTHER SAID KIDNAPER;
Seattle Man Says His Wife Stole
Right Year Old Son
SEATTLE. April 10. (AP).
When eight year old James Scott
disappeared uncxplainedly from
school his mother. Mrs. Hilda V.
Lakin of Oakland, Cat., who had
not seen her son since he was
three years old, was sought to
night on akldnaping charge.
Arthur E. Scott, the boy's fath
er, said that he had learned that
his former wife had come to Seat
tle with the intention of eeeing
her son. Confident that she had
spirited him away to her Califor
nia home, he swore to a kidnap- j
U. S. CANAL ACROSS NICARAGUA URGED IN CONGRESS
With Panama canal traffic constantly increasin g, sentiment for another link between the oceans
Is represented in a bill by Senator McKellar (below) of, Tennee for an American canal through
Nicaragua by way of the San Juan river and Lake Nicaragua. When the navy airplane carrier Sara
to wrnt thronch the Panama canal recently (upper leftr it had dJfficnlty in nlaces. At the right la
mm air view of Gatna Lake near
UNLESS NA1LE ON BOOKS BY
THEJT, CANNOT VOTE
Candidates for City ad Connt)
Offices ilmj File One
Tuesday of this week at 8 p. m.
ia the deadline for registration for
the apring primary election.
Persons not registered by that
time will not be able to vote.
This fact was emphasised yes
terday by U. G. Boyer, Marlon
county clerk, when he sent out
his last urgent call yesterday ask
ing every citizen in the . county
eligible to vote, to register.
Persons who have voted during
the past two years and who have
not moved since they last voted
already have their ntmes on the
roll and do not need to register.
However in case of women who
have been married since they last
voted registration is necessary.
Although Tuesday is the last
possible, day to register, candi
dates for city and county offices
and for offices of other political
divisions within the county, have
one more day after that to file,
according to the digest of the elec
tion laws recently issued by Sec
retary of State Sam A. Kozer. Fil
ings may be completed up to Wed
This is for the reason that the
law relating to registering, sets
the final date as "not less than
30 days before the election." while
the section relating to filing of
candidates says "not lifter than
the 30th Iday before the primary
YOUTH ESCAPES SHARK
10 Tear Old Lad Fi
its With Bare
f AP) Firhfinr off
1 Steele. 19.
escaped from the
w of the
voracious fleh hen
hwam ISO yards to
his flesh stripped fi
om '.ankle to
knee, he was in a
tion in a hospital hi
Index of iTbdays'T
General News 1, 4, 13
Theaters . , . . . ... 2, 3
City News . . . i 7
Society 8, 9
Automotive. 1, 2, 3, 6
Better Homes 4, 5
Sports . 1. 2
Veterans' Column 4
Music Department ....4
Industrial 1. 2, 6. 7, 8
Editorial. Slogan 2
Slogan, Legumes 4-5-
ue Auuut Hae. vl
OF ALL RIVALS
Strength of Republican
Leader Causes Combin
ations Against Him
AL HAS EASY SLEDDING
Battle in Solid South $till Remains
To Be Fought by Tammany
Aspirant to Pre
As presidential polit
the turn of mid-April,
Hoover remain the magic
around which the preponderant
delegate strength or the major
parties, so ar 88 revealed in del
Inite pledges, is rallying.
But tnere is this difference be
Secretary Hoover faces a solid
anti-Hoover field of competitors
including a runner-up. Governor
Lowden. already backed by a for
midable number of delegates and
at least one dark horse in the per
son of Vice President Dawes,
whose , friends confidently predir
that he eventually will be the V
eficiary of v
Govern- - -r.
him no sin gl.
igate strength ;
in a stone's thi r
nor have the ron.-'.!.-ber
of party leader
gainst him ho
of solidarity eithe
eies or Issues.
Strength Ha lifie a
. All along the line the republi
cans are being asked to align
themselves for Hoover or against
him.-On the other hand the fol
lowers of Smith and those of Sen
ator Reed ' actually combined in
Oklahoma to control the state con
vention against any possible third
candidate, and there have been
suggestions that something of the
ame kind has happened id Iowa.
There is this further differ
ence: Hoover needs but a major
ity of the republican convention
to nominate him while Smith
(Continued on page 10)
WILL ISSUE PAMPHLETS
Bulkiest Political Literature In
Years Predicted Here
Printing of the voters pamph
lets for the primary election will
get under way here tomororw. ac
cording to announcement made by
the secretary of stale. It was in
dicated that the republican
pamphlet would be one of the
largest ever issued by the state
The law provides that these
namphlets shall be in the mails
10 days prior to the primary elec
tion. The secretary of state said
it would require approximately
360,000 pamphlets to meet the de
mands of the votere.
ENGLISH DIRIGIBLE FIRST TO
Moet Perfect Trip Yet Performed
Made by Charles Lindbergh,
X. Y. to Paris
(By the Associated Press)
Man has flown across the north
Atlantic 11 times, four) wee
passages, including tbqftfght of
the Bremen, and serafTeastward.
DirigiblejS"3 4. Eugla
York and return, Jnly.
East to west:
Dirigible ZR-3, German to
Lakeburst. N. J.f October,1924.
Three airplanes. Ireland, Green
land to NewfohndlajrfJ. 1924, U
Bremen. iHiblifl to Labrador
April. 1928, Gefnan and Irish.
weet to e
NCV4, Newfoundland to Lisbon
via Azoref May, 1919. U. S. navy.
VlckeVVimy biplane. New
foundland to Ireland. Captain
John Alcock and Lieutenant A.
W.yBrown. June. 1919. British.
rit of St. Louis. New York to
ris, Charles A. Lindbergh. May
, 1927, American.
Columbia, New York to Kott
bus. Germany, Clarence Chamber-
lin and Charles A. Levine, June 4.
America, New York to France,
Commander E.. Byrd and three
companions, June 29, 1927.
Pride of Detroit. Newfoundland
to England, Edward F. Schlee and
William S. Brock, August. 1927.
'h Atlantic ocean has
1 from east to west in
kar, Senegal. Africa,
tal. Brazil, with stop
rde islands, Comman-
co de Pinedo, Febru
:talian. olama, Portugal, to
, Brazil, with stop on
'ernande de Noronha.
ti jaento Belres, March.
S Z , . tuguese.
From St. Louis, Senegal, to
Port Natal. Brazil, Dieudonne Cos
tes and Lieutenant Joseph Lebrlz,
October 14, 1927, French, non
stop. HARRY HILL CLAIMED ILL
Weakened by Imprisonment; May
Not Live Longer; .Word -
OTTAWAMILL, Apr. 4. (AP)
Harry Hill, Streator youth,
charged with murdering his moth
er and burying her body in the
basement of her home is so weak
ened by imprisonment he may not
survive a second trial, his counsel
! contended in a bail petition today.
Hill has been in jail seven
months. One jury failed to agree
on a verdict after deliberating for
more than 60 hours.
Three physicians asserted in af
fidavits which the defense filed
with Judge Joe Davis of circuit
court that Hill's health had been
undermined by his confinement;
that he is anemic, and that his
lungs and intestines are weaken
ed. The bail hearing was carried
over until April 17 to permit the
state to prepare its reply.
YOUNG VISCOUNT PASSES
Heir to Karl or Athlone Dies After
BELLEVILLE - S U R - SAON.
France. Apr. 15 (AP) Viscount
Trematon, only son and heir of
the Earl of Athlone, governor gen
eral of South Africa and a nephew
of Queen Mar, died earlj today
in a hospital here as the result of
injuries he suffered in a motor ac
cident April 2. He was 21 years
(The viscount was driving the
car accompanied by two fellow
students of Cambridge university.
The car crashed into a tree kill
ing Kenneth Maocke one of the
students, while John Couran es
caped with scratches.)
HELEN GETS IMPATIENT
Queen of Tennis World Reaches
X. Y. on Way to Europe
NEW YORK. Apr. 14. (AP)
Miss Helen Wills, queen of the
tennis domjaln. Is awaiting Im
patiently the start of the 1928
campaign. Arriving In the metrop
olis today, Miss Wills immediately
went into a conference with offi
cials of the United States Lawn
Tennis association discussing her
"I'm anxious to begin paying,"
Miss Wills said. "I have not yet
decided what exhibition matches
I will play abroad but it is def
initely settled that I will appear
In the French championships, at
Wimbledon and in the Wightman
VESSEL HEADS TO ISLE
Canadian Government Steamer
C"- Moving .Toward Airplane
HALIFAX, N. S., Apr. 14.
(AP) The Canadian government
steamer Montcalm tonight was
making 12 H miles an hour in her
fight to reach Greenly Island
where the transatlantic: plane Bra-
Is virtually ahaadon.
CREW OF 3
Meanvvnile Preparations Go
orward for Rousing
Welcome At N. Y.
TO BE DELAYED
Takeoff Difficult Even If All
PLANE UPON LAKE
Scarcity of Fuel and Injury te
Propeller Render Resump
tion of Flight In Near Fo
(By the Associated Press.)
The first men ever to iiuike a
nonstop westward airplane flight
across the north Atlantic are
marooned on a tinv icehound
island, far from the millions wait
ing te welcome them.
More than a dav and a half in
the air, and four hours of blindly
wandering through an imnetrahle
fog, the Junkers monoplane
Bremen landed Frldav on C.reenl
Island in the strait of Belle Ile
Newfoundland and Labrador, and
it seemed unlikely that the Jour
ney could be continued for sev
Messages relayed to th nutir
world by dog sled, radio and tele
graph bore assurance that though
the plane was damaged the three
flyera. Baron Ebrenfrled Huene
feld. Captain Hermann Koehl and
Captain James Fitrmaurlce. were
uninjured and beina- well cared far
by the little Island's 14 inhabi
tants.-, v . :
. . .Handicaps Xniuerons '
"Three raetorsrcombfned to pre
vent Immediate Cohtinudtinn off
the Bremen fltrhf from Tr-lnt
to Nenr York. For one thUtg the
fuel tanks were empty when the
Bremen landed on a little lake on
the mile square Island and the
nearest eupply is across the ice
pack on the mainland. The mes
sages from the aviators reported
that the propeller was broken.
And lastly It was believed that tbe
plane might have great difficulty
in erecting a take orf rrom the
'Continued on pit 11
EFFORT TO D1VIOE DISTRICT
STILL CARRIED r.
Will Be Taken to State Superiu
tendent; New Building .
An effort to have altered tbe
recent decision of the county boun
dary board denying a petition of
residents of the Rickey district for
division of that district. No. 8,
into two separate district, was inf
lated yesterday when notice of ap
peal of the question to the state
superintenden was filed with tbe
members of the boundary board.
The appellant are J. A Crabb.
A. Franke and F. C. Schumacher.
The original petition, filed with
the boundary board shortly after
an open meeting had disclosed
unanimous sentiment for a new
two-story school in the district and
denied by that body April , wa
signed by A. E. LaBranche. A
Franke. A; A.- Hager and others.
The request for division of
Rickey into separate districts was
made upon the grounds that tbe
present school house is situated
far from the center of population
and therefore Inconvenient for tbe
greatest number of pupils. Popu
lation center Is said to be fn the
west end. The school i in tbe
center of the district, as are rural
schools required to be.
On April 3, shortly before tb
boundary board made its decision,
the new two-story structure was
voted, but no effort w3 made to
change the location at rhe elec
SALEM MAN BADLY HURT
Hugh Wiikerson of This Pity May
Die Following Crash
OREGON CITY, April 14
CAP). Hugh Wiikerson. 24. c.f
Salem, was injured, perhaps'fatal
ly. In an auto accident near here
tonight. ' He suffered a fractured
Gordon Thompson, 23. was
bruiaed and shocked. Mia Ber
nea Grimes and another girl from
Salem whose name was not learn
ed were badly hurt. '
The sedan was crowded off the
highway and plunged down a 10
foot embankment. The accident
occurred at Caaemah, near here.