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Over One Hundred People Now Reported to Be Traveling With Redwood Empire Caravan Wliich Will Be Entertained Here Monday
Weather forecast : Fair; continued mild;
moderate west becoming south wind. Max
imum temperature yesterday 62. minimum
44. river 5.8, rainfall .06, atmosphere
clear, wind west.
SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1928
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Offers Requested by Sub
committee of Commission
QUARTER SECTION IDEAL
landing Areas in All Direct ton
Feet Long With Clear
Approaches Required for
Class A Field
AY bile political battles in which
Pf.tnalities figure. ordinarily
create more prq-election stir, the
question of an airport for Salem
bids fair to steal the spotlight
rrVfvcity, county, state and even
natlonal contests for offices, as
the primary election May 18
v draws near.
The matter of location is the
immediate interest Just now of the
airport commission, which was
organized last week with the avia
tion committees of the city eoun
cil, chamber of commerce and
American Legion included in its
The sub-committee of this com
mission appointed for the purpose
of securing sites has broadcast a
request that all persons having
land which they believe will be
suitable for an airport, commun
icate with the members of this
group, who are George F. Vick.
Carl Nelson and Fred A. Erixon.
either direct or 'hrough the cham
ber of commerce office or Brazier
C Small, secretary of the com
mission. Jtst how much land is to be
purchased cannot be stated defin
itely, because the requirements
for a class A field allow some lat
itude. Large Area Needed
V The department of commerce
,i announces that a class A field
jjmust have 2500 foot landing area
vn all directions, and clear ap
proaches, with landing strips run
ning in eight directions which do
not cross and do not converge at
less than a 45 degree angle.
The amount of land to be pur
chased thus may vary in accord
ance with the manner in which
these details may be worked out,
but it must be, obviously. 5000
feet across In any direction, with
clear approaches. The ideal air
port, according to official infor
mal ior,;iven out. is a quarter sec
tion of land, one-half mile square.
The airport commission will
ho another meeting tomorrow
night, at which further details of
its task of putting the airport is
sue before the voters at the Mav
18 election will be worked out.
CLUBS IN NORTH KM)
COUNTY TO COMPETE
Community Club Talent Programs
Drawing to Close; Interest
Just one more district commun
ity club talent contest at the Klsi
nore theater remains before the
finals, and the next two Friday
nights are expected to draw capa
city audiences, as did the third
contest held last night.
Next Friday night communities
in the north end of the county
will compete. The program has
been announced as follows:
Monitor, Grieg chorus of 35
Mt. Angel, Boys band of 50
Silverton. The Dancing Trip
let. Woodburn. High school glee
club of 30 voices.
Aurora, Sixth graders in pan
tonine. Donald. Miss Jane Yergen.
if Fargo. Filipiuo musicians.
I Gervais, School specialty.
Hubbard. Hubbard band, musi
cians aged 10 to 60, and eight
Two more entries will qualify
at this time for the finals the fol
lowing Friday. Entries so far,
the winners in the three contests
held to date, are:
V Bethel Orville Beardaley.
Roberts. George .". Veall.f
., . Mill City, High school chorus.
Stayton. A- Broms.
Hazel Green, Clifton Clemens
a. KelzerT Trilling Trio. Lucille
: Cumminga, Jewell Gardner and
-vit was announced Friday night
that these entries might change
4eir acts for the finals.
Plans for having -the county
winner appear !n competition with
a Clackamas county representa
tive at the Gladstone chautauqua
this summer, were also an-
. Another event which the Mar
ion County Federated Cluba is an
(7 ticipating Is the big general meet-
ing for all clubs in the county, at
: Aurora, May 2.
Spelling Not Lost Art;
Records Here Excellent
Nearly Half of 298 Pupils in
Papers; Oral Spelldown
School Only one
The Monitor school, a joint district, was the only one to
score two first places in tile annual Marion county spelling
contest for grades three to eight inclusive, held at the high
school building yesterday. The two gold medals, symbolic of
first place, went to Mary Matl as the best seventh grade spell
er and John Lienhart, fifth grader. .
Two school districts, Mill City and Aumsville, had each a
gold and silver medal pupil, for first and second placements.
Slurely Horner of Mill City was the best sixth grade speller
PIONEERS TO BE
) CHAMBER INVITES THOSE
HF.HF. 70 YEARS OR MORE
Annual Cliampoeg Day Program
Announced; Judge D'Arcy
Thirty five persons, residents
of Salem and vicinity for 70 years
or more, are the special Invited
guests of the Salem Chamber of
Commerce for Monday's luncheon,
the annual Champoeg Day lunch
eon held on the Monday before
the observance of Founder day
at Champoeg. which this year
will be next Saturday, May 5.
Judge Peter H. D'Arcy, born
here in 1854. will be the master
of ceremonies, and will introduce
the pioneers who will be guests,
and will talk briefly on early
times in Salem. Those who at
tended a year ago will recall that
Judge D'Arcy developed excellent
terminal facilities, stopping
promptly with the 1 o'clock whis
tle. Percons who are eligible to be
the chamber of commerce's guests
J. C. Fmith and Abner Lewis,
whose fathers were among the
102 persons present at Champoeg,
when the historic vote to claim
allegiance to the United States
was taken 85. years ago.
Mrs- Eleanor Harding, who will
probably he the oldest person
present, having just celebrated
her 90th birthday.
Mrs. Katherlne Pugh, oldest
member of the chamber of com
Mrs. J. H. Haas. Mrs. Ida M.
Babeock. A. N. Moores. Peter H.
D'Arcv, M. L. Jonefi. Mrs. E. M.
Vandevort. Mrs. M. C. Burd. Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Harriett. Mrs. Ab
ner Lewis. Mrs. E. C. Small. J. N.
Sharp. Mrs. Vioieua Johnson,
Mrs. Melinda Wade. J. A. Baker,
J B. Skaife. Mrs. Mary Pruitt.
Mrs. E R. Macy. Lemuel Hob
son, Ben C.esner. Mrs. A. 11. Far
rar, Mrs. S. A. Smith. Sara R.
Rodgrs. Mrs. Lizzie Smith., Mrs.
Sarah E. Woodington. W. T. Rig
don Mrs. Ardellia Ringo. Mrs.
Helen Hayes. Mrs. M. E. Herren.
Morace E. Herren. Mrs. Selvma A.
Herren. Mrs. Ruth E. Sayre. Mre.
W R Anderson. Mrs. A. N. Gil
bert. H. W. Smith. Mrs. Margaret
Folsom. John W. Jory and Mrs.
AVIATORS MAY FLY BACK
Menders of Bremen Crew Consid
ering Return by Air
NEW YORK. Apr. 28 (AP
The first men to fly the north
Atlantic from east to west may at
tempt to add a round trip across
the ocean to their laurels they an
nounced tonight shortly after
their arrival from Washington to
receive the official welcome of the
objective city of their western
A return flight from Mitcnei .
field to Baltlounel r;eld. in Ire
land, from where they hopped off
is contemplated by the crew of
Koehl said tonight.
The three fliers, he said, hoped
the monoplane Brenen. Captain
to return to Greenly Island where
they left the Bremen and fly it
to New York, in two weeks.
After the ship has been brought
to Mitchel field, and additional
instruments including a sextant
j installed the return flight is a
possibility, Koehl said.
SNOWS HIT EAST COAST
Cold Weather and High Winds
Follow Severe Storms
ATLANTA. Ga.. Apr. 28. (AP)
After spreading destruction by
rain, flood and storm in the low
lands, the elements turned their
fury today to the southern hills
and highlands where record low
temperatures and heavy snowfalls
followed In the wake or n i g n
The Cumberland and Shenan
itnih vaUev In Marvland and Vir
ginia were drifted with snow, crys
tals of which contrasted strangely
with the pink of appia Bioisomi
while Asheville, N. C. with the
mercury at 29. wore a snow blan
ket and was the coldest city in the
With weather bureau forecasts
for frost in the whole region as far
south as central Florida, grave
tears were held tonight for fralt
orchards, tender growing crops and
County Contest Turn in Perfect
Decides Winns; Monitor
Taking Two I ...ts
in the oral spell-down and Jennie
Kazda of the fifth grade gave sec
ond honors to t:at school.
The Aumsville gold medal win
ner was Olga Mars, of the fourth
grade, and second honors went to
John Snyder, sixth grader.
Complete list of the winners in
each grade is:
Eighth: Stanley Wolfer. Hub
bard, and Pearl Bailie, Mountain
Seventh: Mary Matl. Monitor,
and Lorraine Beecraft, Keizer.
Sixth: Slurley Horner. Mill City
and John Snyder. Aumsville.
Fifth: John Lienhart. Monitor
and Jennie Kazda, Mill Cit.-.
Fourth: Olga Mars, Aumsville.
andMHdred Coulson. Scotts Mills.
Third: Gail Cutsforth. Gervais,
and Esther Lockren, Silverton.
Nearly 50 per cent of the 298
students who wrote In the annual
county-wide contest spelled cor
rectly every one of the fifty words
given, with the sixth grade having
the most perfect papers, 3 4. Eighth
grade spellers made 2 7 perfect
grades, the sixth third, followed
by the seventh, fifth and third.
The pupils scoring one hundred
per cent in the written tests en
gaged in the oral match to deter
mine the final winners.
Eighth grade pupils scoring per
fect were: Thomas Evans, Au
rora; Hazel Bevier, Gates; Flor
ence DuRette, Fairfield; Anna
Kihs. Roberts. Stella Banyard. El
driedge; Eranell Esson, Parkers
ville; Kenneth Morgan, Auburn;
Stanley Wolfer. Hubbard; Ken
neth Manning, Gervais; Alice Lam
bert, Salem; Sylvia Stupha, Stay
ton; Alvin Garner, Cloverdale;
Virginia Belknap, Sidney; Charlie
A. Treaidder, Woodburn; Virginia
Gehrig. Evergreen; Hilda LaRosa.j
Hazel Green: Margaret Rich. Don
ald; Laura Gerig, Pratum; Frank
Terusaki, Keizer; Leona Orey,
Clear Lake; Marjorie Sumpter.
Mill City; Pearl Bailie. Mountain
View; James Williams, Hayes
ville; Roy Crabb, Rickey; Ger
trude Bartnik. Mt. Angel; and
Viola Schoenecker, Union. j
Seventh graders spelling the fif
ty words correctly were: Sylva
Giesy, Aurora; Gertrude Annen,
Harmony: Thelma Remnison,
Hazel Green; Edna Kinsley, Loo
ney Butte; Lois Seely, Union: Or
pha May Dasch, Liberty; Ruby
Pederson. Roberts: Ruth Brown,
Stayton; Dorothy Beckley, Sunny
side; Dorothy Lee. Donald; Dora
Gerin. Scotta Mills: Clarence
Schjndler. Parkersville; Mary
Matl, Monitor; Melchior Uselman.
Mr. Angel; Anna Splorski. Crook
er Finger; Lorraine Beecroft,
Keizer; Sylvia Farmen. Mill City;
Una Lee. Sliver-.on: Vera Bier.
Porter: Fay Howard. Brooks;
Alice Boyington. Mehama. '
Six grade hundred percenters
were: Mary Bock. Louis Zilinski.
John Snyder. Opal Yates. Delphine
Ebner. Marjorie Wolfer. Robert
Beecroft. Albert Lafky, Catherine
Tomlson. Illago Wiliaras. Vtana
Moberg. Corenne Tverson. Evelyn
Yerger. Carmen Cosey, Marguerite
DuRette. Euphla Mires. George
Ehlen, Jr.. Helen Larson. M'
garet Ayres Clara Hertl. Wayne
Weisner. Loiet Mathews. Tillie
Matl. Eunice Watts, Lenore Sav-
I age, Kiieen uoiDy. vera anon
Mary L.. tung. uoris -niccoisou
Lois Shaw. Maria Troehlieh, Naomi
Tobie. Soollna Morse. Shirley
Pupils who stoocU in the orval
contest for the fifth grade were:
John Doran, Thelma DuRette.
Alysmay Murray. Helen Dasch,
Claud Gant. Earl Johnson. Harvey
Griffith. Iris Cutsforth. Frances
Tietz, Fern Howard, Pre Ida Mae
Blake. Sylvie Wasek. Jenny Kay
da, ArdlB Eulirch, Elizabeth Case-
( Continued on page 5)
NAME'S ORVILLE, PLEASE
Lad Who Carried Off Honor At
Community Club Contest
The little eight-year-old young
ster who walked off with first
prize for his singing at the third
community club content at the
Elinsore Friday evening was Or
ville Beardsley, and not Or via as
was first announced. The lad. a
third grade pu plight the Bethel
school, which district he repre
sented, is the son of Olive Beard
sleT of Bethel.-
The performance of Orville, who
will be entered with other win
ners in the finals May 1 1, is re
markable as he had. It develops,
only two days notice In which to
prepare his songs and had only
appeared in public twice previ
ous to the contest. . ..
Much credit for his success is
due Miss Roberta Morton, his ac
companist who trained him for
the appearance, his mother insist!.
Orville haB a twelve-year-old
brother Russell who Is a promis
ing piano- student. -
CITY TO GREET
, . f- n
Redwood Empire, Reported
125 Strong, to Arrive
5 P. M.
BANQUET SET FOR 6:45
Governor, Other State Officials
and Civic Organisation Presi
dents Will Speak; Big
Word was received here Satur
day forenoon by the Salem Cham
ber of Commerce that the Red
wood Empire caravan, now re-
ported to be 125 strong due to in -
creases in its personnel as repre
sentatives of cities along the way
have Joined it, will arrive in Sa
lem Monday evening at 5 o'clock.
Cherrians in uniforn and state
traffic officers under Ahe direction
of Chief T. A. Raffeiy, will meet
the caravan at Albany, and will
accompany it to Salem:
Will View Clty
While it is still light the visit
ors will be conducted on tours
about the city and then directed
to the hotels to which they have
The big event of Salem'e wel
come to the caravan will be the
banquet at 6:45 p. m. at the Mar
ion hotel, at which the Cherrians,
the drum and bugle corps of Cap
9 and an orchestra
ltai I'OSl iU. uuu au ui iumi. -,
will demonstrate what Salem can
do in the way of entertainment.
It is expected that many local peo
ple will attend to honor the visit
ors. Governor I. L. Patterson, who
greeted the- caravan at Grants
Pass last week and accompanied
(Centinued on page 5)
BOYD STILL IN DANGER
Has Not Regained Consciousness
Since Accident Friday
Larry Boyd. 25, who was seri
ously injured Friday night when
the motor cycle which he was rid
ing crashed into the rear of a
large sedan on Four corners, a
short distance west of town, is
still in a critical condition at the
Salem general hospital.
He is still unconscious, having
never been conscious once since
the crash. The full extent of his
injuries are not Vet fully known.
although attending doctors believe
that his skull is severely fractur
ed. He has an even break for re
covery. Harold Frink, who was riding on
the same motorcycle at the time,
received comparatively slight in
juries to the face and body, al
though he is said to be in danger
of losing two fingers. Both were
immediately taken to the hospital.
Fiunk being released soon after
his wounds were dressed. Both are
BREMEN CREW REACHES END OF HISTORIC VOYAGE
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ARRIVED NEW YORK
'f April 26
llaron Gaenther von Huenefeld (left), Majo-James Fitzmauriee (right) and Captain Hermaat
Koehl (below) crew of the German Jankers monoplane Bremen, Friday reached the goal of their
;ourney which wan the first westward trans-Allan' Ic voyage In aerial history. After forced landing
t Greenley Island April J 8. they continued In an. titer plane to Xew Tork.
ON PEKING HALTS
OOXTIM E ADVANCE
Northern Forces Inflict Heavy
Losses On Opponents; For
eign Troops Arrive
SHANGHAI, China, Apr. 28.
(AP) Out of the welter of con-
nicting reports from Shantung
during the Past few weeks now
; appears aennite that the natlon
( alist drive on Peking has been
Raited, at least temporarily, at Tal
: anuf, some fifty miles south of
i Tainan, capital of the province of
Nationalist detachments which
succeeded in reaching Tsinan,
: leading to the reports of its cap
ture, .are being withdrawn owing
I to lack of support. The forces of
General Chiang Kai-Shek, nation
alist generalissimo. Uave suffered
heavy losses on the Tientsin Pu
kow front and have been unable
; to penetrate the reinforced north
j ern line of defense which strad
I dies the railway northward from
In addition three nationalist
armies, enroute from Hankow to
j Weishsien, not only have been im
1 moDilized by the Japanese occu
patlon of the Shantung railway,
but have been unble to reinforce
the southern troops on the Pukow
front for the present.
The thirty-ninth United Sites
destroyer division arrived at Che
foo today to observe developments
in Shangtung although the move
ment was classed as routine sum
mering in northern waters.
One British and two Japanese
destroyers also arrived at Che
foo. HAVING LIQUOR CHARGED
J. A. N)land Arretted: Illinois
. Man Held Tniovtcatcd
Edward Si one, who gave his ad-
j dress as Illinois, was arrefctedla8t
nignt charged with being intoi
cated on what is known as -"can
ned heat" liquor. Cannedheatjs
purchased and the alcohof-rsre-moved
for drinking purposes. He
is being held in the city Jail, cited
to appear in police court Monday
J. A. Nylacd. Salem, also ar
rested late last night charged with
possesion of intoxicating liquor.
He is .bulng -held In the city jail
and is cited to appear in police
Index of Today's
General News 1, 5. 8
Theater . . 1 2, 3
City Newfl 5
Society 6, 7
Automotive. ... 1, 2, 3, A, 5, 6
Real Estate 7, S
Sports 1, 2
Classified . . . 2. 3
Veterans' Column .4
Music Department 4
Industrial . 1, 6, 7, 8
Editorial, Slogan .. 2
Slogan, Grapes 4, 5
IN MEXICO HAS
Ancient Mummified Remains
Discovered by Wandering
More Than lOO Men. Women aixl
Children Placed In Living
Tomb, Perhaps by Span
CHIHUAHUA. Mexico. April 2S
(AP). The mummified bodies
of more than a hundred .men.
women and children discovered in
a mountain cave near San Juan
Nepomueeno bore client witness
to their living incarceration.
The men who braved the foul
air of the cavern declared that
even the bodies of the women and
children showed that their haijds
had been bound together with
strings about their thumbs. The
sharp contraction of the muscles
of 'the face of one body which
was removed to this city seemed
to ehow that death had come only
after intense suffering.
The searchers said they had
glimpsed a second cave leading
out of the first in which they be
lieved there were more bodies
but which they were unable to ex
plore because of lack of oxygen.
Natural Tragedy Precluded
The Hiscoi-erv that some at
4 least of those who died had been
bound quashed a first theory that
the band had been wiped out in
some natural tragedy, such as the
blocking of the cave entrance by'ing.
an earthquake. Instead arose the
speculation as to who in the trou
bled history of Mexico had inflict
ed this barbarous death.
Two young goat herders who
were hunting for wild, honey
stumbled on the mummies. Some
were ranged along the walls, the
majorfty were squatting on the
floor, while others were in more
The youths, frightened, hur
riedly left the cavern and ru6hed
i Continued on pare 5)
STORM SLOWLY ABATES
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and
PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 28.
(AP) Sections of Pennsylvania.
West Virginia and Maryland were
tonizht recovering slowly from
one of the worst April snow
storms on record. The storm at
times a blizzard, set in Friday
afternoon and continued until this
morning. Roads were blocked
wires broken down, and all meth
ods of transportation handicapped
Highways were r being opened
tonight and communication to
some sections had been established
over shaky wires.
RETURN TO N. Y.
TRKMENDOI S OVATION TO BE
City Prepare Welcome For Intre
pid Trio Following Trip to
NEW YORK. Apr. 2S. (AP)
The German-Irish crew of the
transatlantic monoplane Bremen
came to New York for teh second
time today and prepared to rest
up oer Sunday for their official
A crowd of hundreds watched
the foreign fliers as they stepped
from a train at the Pennsylvania
station late this afternoon but it
was an orderly crowd compared
with the one that met them yes
terday. Police quickly escorted
them to automobiles in which they
rode to the Hitz Carlton hotel.
They were met in the train shed
by Mayor Walker and his recep
tion committee. Bernt Balchen,
who commanded the relief plane
after Floyd Bennett was stricken:
Commander Richard E. Byrd and
Clarence D. Chamberlin.
The mayor made a brief address
of welcome and Commander Byrd
who was Bennett's closes friend
and flying companion, greeted
them with evident feeling.
On Monday the first to cross the
north Atlantic in an airplane from
east to west will be taken down
the bay on the city tug Macom and
officially will arrive at the battery
to be given the welcome of the
At their rooms in the Ritz Carl
ton, a microphone has been in-
stalled and the three fliers made
brief talks over the radio. All com
mented on the enthusiastic wel
come accorded them yesterday and
Baron Von Huenefeld expressed
the sorrow felt by his companions
and himself over the death of
A transatlantic telephone con
versation between Captain Koehl
and his mother in Germany, was
inadvertently included in the pro
gram when Koehl stood too close
to the microphone while convers-
Clarence Chamberlin introduced
the fliers and Mayor Walker fol
lowed with a brief expression of
the hope that Monday's reception
would be an enthusiastic one.
POLISH FLYERS DESCEND
Two Aviators Still lreparing For
ABBEVILLE. Franw, Apr. 28.
After hopping off from Lebour
get early this morning on a flight
which led to some belief that they
might have started across the At
lantic Major Louis Idsikowskl and
Major Casimir Kubala. Polish avi
ators now preparing for a hop to
New York by way of the Azores,
landed here at 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon. The flight, described as a final
test for the transatlantic venture,
ended in a forced landing at For
est Montiers near Rue in the
Somme department about 15 miles
from Abbesville and 100 miles
north of Paris.
This afternoon they sent word
a faulty water pipe radiator had
forced them down. In landing a,
tire burst, but the machine was
otnerwise undamaged and will
be flown to the Vllla-Coublay fly
ing field near Paris tomorrow.
There mechanics will put the mo
tor into condition on Monday.
I he reputation of the airmen.
both of whom made names for
themselves in the Polish-Russian
war of 1920. and the suddoH
which they are receiving from the
I'ollsh government have caused
their attempt to be regarded as
among the most serious of the
present transatlantic flirht exDe-
JUDGE J. B. MOORE QUITS
Member of Permanent Court of
GENEVA, Switzerland, Aprii 28
(AP). After seven years of
service as a judge on the perma
nent court of International jus
tice. John Bassett Moore, noted
American authority on Interna
tional law has resigned.
The resignation forwarded to
the secretary of the Leayue of Na
tions explains that Mr. Moore will
devote his entire time to complet-
inv a huae treatise nn inlorratlnn.
year of labor. The treatise,
which will comprise 75 volumes,
deals with the history of arbitra
tion and conciliation since the
STORM HITS SO
Belated Winter Rli
By The Associated Pres -Eastern
Mason-Dixon line states
were dlrainr out from a belated
winter blizzard today which de-f
sceuded upon fruit trees in full
bloom, wrove plowmen from their
fields, blocked railways ana1 high
ways, and tore down telephone
and telegraph wires.
. In the far south the flood tnen
ace continued with the apprehen
sion that the storms to the north
would dangerously swell the riv
In parts of f Pennsylvania 14
Inches of snow fell and the gale
swept it into drifts six feet deep.
The snow covered most of Penn
sylvania and West Virginia ..and
large sections of Kentucky. Mary
land and 'Virginia.
State Primaries Tuesday Of
fer Hurdle Like Mr. Hoov
er's in Ohio
CAMPAIGN CRISIS FACED
Lit tl Opposition Seen for Com
merce Secretary Thi W.-ek In
Race for Nomination in
WASHINGTON. April 2S -(AP)
The political spotlight h-
shifted from middlewest Ohio to
the Pacific coast where The Cali
fornia primaries of Tuesday will
bring into competition at'the poll
three of the democratic presiden
tial candidates Smith of New
York. Reed of Missouri and Walh
Just as Ohio furnished the firt
definite line of the pre-i'on ventlou
campaign on the running ability
of Herbert Hoover, the voting In
California is looked to as a rl
test for the three democratic con
tenders. There supporters of Smith are
seeking a triumph, contending vic
tory would make tht New York
governor's nomination inevitable.
With Jut as much energy, his po
litical foes are endeavoring to Hop
him. to give the governor, who Is
out far ahead In the number f
convention delegates lhid up to
date a set back that would giv
impetus to the building up of a
block of delegates sufficient In
size to prevent his nomination at
G. O. r. Meet Xean
The passing of April finds th
Kansas City six weeks away with
the Houston meeting tw weefc
further removed, of the 1.089 re
publican delegates 797 have been
choeen while 644 of ""tin? 1.100
; democratic convention votes have
'been entrusted to delegates.
On the basis of actual selec
tions Hoover has 3 67 instructed
and claimed delegates with his op-
nAnanta KovtuMniy Vi 4 a K aM rn 1 fits
of that number. Lowden contin
ues as runner up with 230. f
which hte foes refuse ti concede
Smith Total 4 OR
In the democratic liue up Smith,
who picked up another big batch
of delegates during the past week
has 468 Instructed and claimed
delegates to his credit, with 70
of them under dispute from rival
camps. Reed, the runner-up, ha
his home state delegation of 3
and his managers are claiming an
additional 81 of the delegates al
ready selected, claims that Reed'e
rivals do not hesitate to challenge.
The mark the democrats are
shooting at Is 733V. the number
required for a nomination at
Houston. The total needed at
Kansas City is 545. or half the
convention delegates. Both Ho-
ver and Smith made showlnRs Is
the Ohio primaries that bolstered
the hopes of their supporters.
They also fared well In Massa
chusetts, the Smith managers later
claiming the entire bay state dele
gation of 3 6. with the Hoover 'forc
es predicting the commerce secre
tary would Tiave 37 of the 39 del
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CORVALLIS HIGH WINS FIRHT
PLACE AT CONTEST
Portland School Awarded Second
at Annual Event Held at
FOREST GROVE, ORE.. Ape.
28 (AP) Corvallis high tri
umphed in the fifth annual high
school music tournament wbieft
closed tonight at Pacific univers
sity, and was declared winner f
the, grand sweepstakes of the
tournament. Second place went
to Franklin high. Portland, aad
Salem high took third place. Ore
gon City 'was fourth.
First place for piano was
awarded to Carolyn Haberlack ft
Tillamook. First for violin solo
No. 1 went to Howard Halbert,
Corvallis, and first for violin No.
2 to Eugene high school.
Enlaine Cox. Franklin, won
first for girls high voice. Firet
for boys' high voice was awarded
to Harold Witcraft, Turner high
school. Lucille Cumxniogs, Salem,
received first for girls' low vole,
and Merwln Dant, Benson. (Port
land) first for boys' low voice.
. Sweepstakes in the class A
went to Franklin high of Portland,
and In class B, to Forest Grove.
Turner high won In the class C
In the pianoforte. Tillamook
placed first, with Silverton second
and Salem third.
Franklin was second in vlolis
No. 1, and University high (Bo
In violin No. 2. Corvallis high
was serend and Salem third.