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Crop; Tlie Leading Canners Are Optimistic in This 'Matter
Thousands of Out of Town Peopk
Today, Drawn Here
By Unusual Offerings of Salem's 11th Annual Baigcrin Dcffi
i. Weather forecast! Clondy and unsettled
"wlfS locaTahoWers; moderate temperature;
' -"humidity - above" normal; moderate west
winds on the coast,-. Maximum tempera-
turn. yesterday it. wtniia It, rfcrer -1.2,
rainfall .28,: atmosphere .cloudy, wind
j southwest. A.iv:. ; I
TWO SECTIONS ;
SEVENTY -EIGHTH YEAK
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1928
PRICE FIVE CENTS
IJheSkowiHcwe ScrFarDonaNo Damageto
Numerous Loopholes Left in
: Final Farm Relief Plank
VQuld beJEnforced, Claim
t$r?pUra in Office De
scribed in Strenuous Terms
. At r4
, vf vuuuuBW ran
HOUSTON, Texas. Jnne 21
- (AP) A pledge for an honest en
f foreement of the ltth amendment,
a wide open doori for enactment
. of ledslatlon to aid acrlcaltare
. and a scathing; attack 'upon "re
J pubUcah corruption constitute the
I .major polnu m democracr's 1928
platform declaration on dominant
national Issues approred tonight
by the conrention In Sam Hous
!Throuhout the four thousand;
Arh"d pronouncement the short
i t-C.natloM.1 political platform.' of
I recent rears the republican party
t Is assailed, with especial attention
fflren to Its treatment of acrlcnl-
ture. foreltn policy Ith espe-
j rial reference to dealings with L4
. tin America.' its taxation and tariff
,C?Vtmn and Its failure to- efffbce
SjTomention la made in the piat-V-rm
of either the League of Na
I tlons or the world court, but there
I fi a Strong declaration against en
f tangling political alliances with
. foreign nations. Endorsement of
the 'League led to a bitter fight
four years ago In tie Madison
The tariff pronouncement also
came In for especial attention by
party leaders since it asserted thai
tbe."fefaal difference between the
cost of D rod action at tinm
jjbjcosA- with adequate safeguard
tftthe wage of the American la
' er. must be the extreme meas
: nre of erery tariff rate." '
Dry Plank Short One
The law enforcement plank ot
, the democrats consists of only tea
lines, saying at the outset that the
republican party, after eight years
of control of the gorsrnment, pre
sented the "remarkable spectacle"
feeling compelled to apologize
to the country for Its failure to en
force -the dry laws. Then It adds:
"Speaking for the national
pledges the party and its nominee
to an honest effort to enforce the
ISth : amendment and all other
proTislons of the federal constitu
tion and all laws enacted pursuant
The highlights of the democra-
(Centlnnd d pf I.)
;8HOWERS SOFAR HAVE NOT
, ' - -, INJURED THIS FRUIT i -
Xadinc Canners Think Crop Safe,
'- -j.. - Unless Material Changes
; f: ' -FoUow
rrThe great stream of fruit com
jltfto the canneries and packing
Z hoBses does not- diminish In slaw.
rather J Increases, thoughEh
tonnage, ok straw oerries is shadv
t ing off fast But a lot of straw
. Denies - came , yesteraay; even
- v those of the Msrjhall type; the
carreiin nina.' ., r ;-uJ
.. - i And cherries and ioganherrii
r nd red r and black raspberries
""rfaie In Increased supply -
JJTiherrles that cam yester-
V3ibwd no damage ;trom the
f 1 rait j5 Wednesday and ester
I dayT 1 There may be a different
j-stojey to, tell concerning the cher
TrleV to come today. But some of
Itheftst judges among the ean
f nereaTe not alarmed. They think
I the" ?.chrrle are safe, - unless
weather conditions ; materially
change. :A fe-.-;-. : - -;'S&J. "-'r.i
f vAs to tmgVeherrles.ro;:3ES.
I Brooks found no damageonei to
: t speak of yesterday though he was
so oosfldsnt of what .. today
h bring. Bat the Blng crop Is
vrot large. Perhaps the Lamberts,
" - d a a . .
coming m uiu later wtu escape
REPUBLICAN NOMINEE TAKES
1 UP RELIEF MEASURES
Gorernor j HammiXl ' of Iowa ' Con
. fen With Present Secretary
I of Commerce .
WASHINGTON, June 28;T
(AP) The republican position on
farm relief legislation absorbed
Secretary Hoover's personal at
tention today, although during
most of the day he shunted aside
presidential campaign matters to
plunge Into a whirl of departmen
tal business In order to set his of
fice in-order before his resigna
tion in the, near future.
On the farm relief subject, the
republican nominee had the coun
sel of Governor Hammlll of Iowa.
The governor who was one of the
ebrn belt leaders in the agitation
for farm; marketing legislation
last winter, not only saw the sec-
Ire tary of the commerce depart
ment, but! also went with him la
ter to the Hoover home. ,
Secretary Work, now republi
can national,, chairman, likewise
was engaged chiefly In clearing up
departmental business preparatory
to resigning. But he also went
over the campaign problems, dis
cussing its financing with J. R.
Nutt, the national committee's
treasurer. Mr. Nutt reported thaUJ:30
the committee had a small amount
ot money j on hand to begin Its
work but Chairman Work declar
ed that campaign funds were not
of pressing Importance for the mo
The other leading republican
campaign figure. Senator Curtis
of Kansas,! vice presidential nom
inee, however, left Washington to
day for a brief rest before launch
ing his campaign fight
Senator Watson of Indiana,
Who was a candidate against Hoo
ver for the presidential nomlna
tlon, dropped Into Chairman
Work's office late today for a.
discussion of the campaign sltua-
4LfWe shall carry Indiana for the
republican ticket after a fight."
the, Indiana senator declared. "We
alwaysshave a political fight In
f'l don't believe that the agri
cultural population of the west
will look forward to any adequate
farm relief from the democratic
party, though I am speaking In
(Continue! on pf S.)
CHAS. CURTIS BAPTIZED
Catholic Rite Performed In 1860;
f.Xm M. E. Church Member
ST. MARTS, Kas., June 31.
(AP). The baptismal record of
the .Immaculate Conception Cath
olic church here shows that Sena
tor Charles Curtis of Kansas, , re
publican vice presidential noml-
ie, was baptised In the church
April 16, 1SS0, by father LT- Dn-
mortler. a Jesuit priest '
8enator Curtis now Is a mem
ber of the Methodist Episcopal
church In Topeks, Kansas.
The baptismal record, written
in Latin, says -
"This ISth day ot April. 18(0,
I have solemnly baptized-Charles
Curtis, the legitimate son of Wil
liam Curtis and Ellen Papth, born
on theSth of January, I860,
sponsors, Henry Papln- and Sus
(Signed) "L. Duraortier, S. J."
Kansas historical works give
the name of Senator Curtis' fath
er as Orren- or Orrln A. Curtis, In
stead of William as.in the baptls;
mal record.. ..vv- .',. ' -
HIRE CAR, ITS STOLES
Albany Youth in Embarasslng
Two, Albany youths found them
selves In an embarasstng predica
ment In Salem last night.
".They had obtained a tforhlre;
ear In Albany and driven to Salem
for the evening, parking the ma
chine on Church street near State.
When ready to. drive home, they
found that the car was gone, evi
.-.They hadn't noticed the license
number of the car, so attempts to
report the theft to the police were
futile until they had called up the
owner and obtained it. R. Crooks
was the one who had negotiated
for the hire of the car. It belong
ed : to Mrs. Amanda M. Price. : It
was a Ford touring with license
NORTH DAKOTA YET DRY
Demand for;Repeal of Prohibition
.?".,.Law Falls' to Carry- -
FARGO, N.,D Jnne 2 8. (AP)
-A proposal to repeal the prohi
bition clause of the state constitu
tlon continued to lose ground as
returns came in tonight from
Wednesdays : primary. 4? o pre-
clncts of 2.192 In the state gave
21.729 against repeal and 20.718
aior repeal. 1 .
BU Y CORN
Serious Congestion Part of
Day at Five Downtown In
tersections CARS IN STEADY STREAM
Confusion Prevails, Tie-ups Pre-
qnent and Pedestrians as Well
as Motorists 'Imperiled by
Crowding; of Cars
v: The time Is not far distant. If It
has not already arrived, when Sa-
.,,, . .
less than five ot Its busiest cor
ners at certain hours of the day.
" Traffic congestion Is becoming
a serious problem during the noon
hour and from S to 8:80 o'clock
In the evening on all days except
8unday, and it is equally serious
on Saturdays from 10 a. m. until
Five Corners Worst
The corners where either traffic
officers or a semaphore system are
needed are at Commercial, Liberty
and. High streets on State, and at
Commercial and High, possibly at
Liberty, on Court street.
A' traffic count kept at Com
mercial and State street intersec
tion Thursday evening shortly
after 5 o'clock showed that an
average of 88 vehicles a minute
were 'passing that point. Since
the average vehicle required about
four seconds to pass through the
Intersection, there were ordinar
ily more than two vehicles In the
Intersection at any given moment.
; Confusion Prevails
- tf guresMo not tell the true con
dition-adequately, however. At
one time; and it was not an un
usual, -tastance, eight "cars were'
maVittit within thm niM.bonBdtd'
by the pedestrian aisles. At other!
times traffic was Ued np In two
directions. Confusion was the
rule rather than the exception.
There was not a steady stream
of traffic, but at times for nearly
a minute cars would be coming
from one direction or another, in
a, steady string as close together, ng $225,000 and an Injunction
u ... larainst Interference with his aetn-'
" J1' pli!l -
be said that U Is nsrve-wracklng.
..l i. ,,, iiamtAn.' a a 4
one ot these corners at the busy
period; and It is even more dan-'
geroua for pedestrians to cross at
tha hour.. Person ware BO
tlced Vwhn walked half wav across
h4fV4t mnA w.r nnatiU tn
nroeeed the rest of the wav for
nearha minute i
, Tkin waa anm minor trtffle
Jam, In the short period that the le" than 171,000" for each one. Mimic and the Chateau Madrid. COmpany about two years ago, ao
intATMAtinn wa. htn w.trhrf He avers that be has already been All the clubs are in the heart of -ftPdina- wr Th. mm.
YitCatumea' on p.. .)
- Y intimate ef Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
executive mansion of the New York
Arthur Smith; MaJ. John A. Wapsr.
Hi Mr. . And Mrs. Alfred E. Smith And Their Family
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and. little Mary Adams Warner; Alfred C Smith and Waltsr J. Smith 1
and Mrs. Smith enthejrtspe of their
"COME EARLY" FINAL ADVICE
FOR BARGAIN DAY SHOPPERS
. "Come Early!" That Is the final bit ot advice being addressed
to ont ot town shoppers the thousands who will throng Salem's
business streets to take advantage
available In the city's eleventh and
' The advice Is given for two principal reasons. One Is that with
such large crowds to handle, the merchants are afraid that unless
most of the shoppers are downtown early In the day, there will be
such a crush toward closing time that some will be disappointed.
The other is that annual bargain day does not have for Its prt
mary purpose the making of a
that one day alone. They will
lng of a large quantity of merchandise, even though the msrgin of
profit on each article la very small.
But the real purpose of bargain day Is to Impress upon the pur
chasers the fact that Salem Is the
venient, place to trade for all people living within 20 or SO miles.
To this end, they are anxious
visit as many etores as possible
what they want and that will
isoi omy come eariy. out stay
other bit of advice that is being
gain day; It Is hospitality day, and
people In general, want the shoppers to stay and get acquainted.
There are a number ot Special
which can be gained, as well as
offered, within the pages which
Here Is the list of merchants who are cooperating In the
eleventh annual bargain day:
i xne rnce snoe Co.
The Oregon Shoe Co.
J. C. Penney Co.
C. J. Breier Co.
The Commercial Book Store.
Greenbaum's Dept. Store.
The Men's 8hop.
Emmons, Tailor Furnisher.
A. A. Clothing.
John J. Rottle Shoe Store.
Imperial Furniture Co.
Perry Drug Store.
H. L. Stiff Furniture Co.
Pickens ft Haynes Grocers.
Atlas Book Store.
G. W. Johnson A Co.
Bloch's Golden Rule Store.
Howard Corset Shop.
Hanlger Hat Shop.
Margaret's Baby Specialty Shop
The French Shop.
The La Bette Shop.
SEINING RIGHTS SOUGHT
Fishing Company 8ned by Sonth ' Celebrations in New York Inter
Bend Man in Washington J rnpted as Smith Chosen
SOUTH BEND, Wash., June 28.1
(AP) Seeking damages total-
inir oTxtrationn. H. fi. MrDnwin haa
perlor court against the Bakers
Bay ri8fl company of Ilwaco.
CU9W11 limi In m"u" inrB
Mcuowan ijsis in nis sun mree
"'" , JL . ' ,
which he claims to have held since
ne. 1924. He makes each of the
three locations a separate cause of
action and claims that if he Is n6t
permitted to use them he will be
amafea o me eiwni oi uoi
(Qamagea to me extent or -
K. Smith say that theirs Is an unusually happy and loyal family. AJhe
governor at -Atbany at a recent re unions -Rear-row I - Walter J. Smith.
sen-ln-lsw; Mrs. Alfred C Smith;
Albany rssldsnee, an g below Is ths
of the exceptional offers made
biggest bargain day.
big profit from volume ot sales on
profit, of course, through the mov
economical, as well as the con
that the buyers may have time to
and to shop thoroughly for just
not be possible unless they come
as long as possible; that Is an
broadcast; for this is not only bar
the merchants, as well as Salem
entertainment features, an Idea of
an Idea of the remarkable bargains
Vlbbert ft Todd.
Max O. Buren.
Salem Army Store.
Army ft Outing Store.
Central Shoe Store.
Chambers ft Chambers.
Cooley's Clothes Shop.
Vsnlty Hat Shoppe.
Center Street Valeteria.
Kafateria. Shoe Store.
Eoff Electric Inc.
H. F. Woodry ft Son.
Roth Grocery Stores.
Patton Bros. Book Store.
Steuslofr Tiros. Market.
Better Yet Bakery.
Carl ft Bowersox Grocers.
C. A. Luthy, Jeweler.
Dr. C. A. Eldriedge.
lire Liquidation Co.
F. W. Woolworth.
20th Century Grocery.
Buster Brown Shoe Store.
Elliott's Dollar Store.
10 NIGHT CLUBS RAIDED
NEW YORK, June 29. (AP)
Ten night clubs thronged with
patrons listening to returns from
democratic convention were,
'aided by federal
agents this morning.
Considerable liquor was seised.
nn.r .nt .mninr.,
Owners and employes were ar
Tne raided places were the
Texas Gulnan club, the Jungle,
Helen Morgan's club, the Furnace,
the Beaux Arts, FrlvoMty, the 8il-
tur ouypw, ios wuitm ciuo, me
me aroaaway ineaxncsi oismci.
and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred K. Smith-Jr.
1; Mrs. Arthur W. Smith and Baby
smiling gevsmsr in two Informal pVs.
Former . Mrs. Elmo White of
This City Shoots Self
While in Eugene
TAKEN TO CITY HOSPITAL
Earl Lawton. Young Man Living
1st Small Nearby Town, Be
lieved to Be Canse of Fit
EUGENE, June 28. (AP)
Mrs. Eletha S. White. 40. of Sa
lem, was In a hospital here in a
critical condition, suffering from
a bullet wound which Investigat
ors believe was self Inflicted. The
shooting occurred at the Southern
Pacific depot here shortly before
six o'clock tonight as Mrs. White
was about to say farewell to Earl
Lawton of Cresswell, with whom
she had been keeping company.
Lawton waa about to board a
train for Sacramento, Cel., after
talking with the woman for about
two hours. T. S. Reese of Moro, a
brother In law, was talking with
Lawton, when Mrs. White, who
had been seated in Mr. Reese's
automobile outside, rushed into1
the waiting room at the depot and
"I have something funny to tell
Reaches For Pistol
With that Mr. Reese turned and
asked her to go back to the car.
She opened the door and on the
outside, clutched at something In
There was a shot. Reese, think
ing that perhaps the woman was
shooting at Lawton. told him to
get out ot the place through the
north door. Reese then went to
the other side and saw Mrs. White
lying on the sidewalk.
According to witnesses who
were nearby, Mrs. White said: "I
wish I could see his features be
fore I go."
Wound Held Serious
She was taken to the Pacific
hospital where D r.
George I. Hurley examined the
I wound, and stated that he believ-
64 the bullet Dd Penetrated some
iui m iuioiuubs uu may uave
perforated the abdominal wall
and the spleen. The surgeon add
ed that the woman was in a dan
Mrs. White obtained a divorce
from Elmo S. White, president of
tne American Fidelity Investment
(Contiimed on pf. 8.)
upper right Is the group at the
Mrs. Catherine Smith Qullllnan:
Front rewl Mrs. John A. Warner,
Arthur E. Smith, At the left are Mr.
' . ,
SCORN CITY LAW
BARELY AVOID ARREST FOR
Mass Meeting Held In Celebration
of Alfred E. Smith's
Al Smith democrats In Salem
lost no time, following their fav
orite's nomination last night, in
proving that they are "scofflaws."
disregarding other laws as well
as opposing the 18th amendment.
Democrats in Salem lay claim
to having held the first open air
mass meeting celebrating Smith's
nomination, anywhere in the
United States. Fred W. Jobel-
man. who lived within a block or
so of Smith's home as a boy and
sold papers on a nearby corner to
that where Al followed the same
occupation, addressed the meet
ing and assisted in framing a res
olution which was later in the
evening wired to the nominee,
congratulating him and pledging
But, sad to say, the Smith back
ers in their enthuslsem forgot
about Salem's new ordinance pro
hibiting the holding of meetings
on the streets within the fire lim
its. They were congregated on
High street Just south of Stste.
A complaint was telephoned to
the police station end an officer
was sent out to investigate. When
he arrived, however, the demo
crats were leaving, and no action
was taken by the police.
Mr. Jobelman was the spokes
man for interests opposing the an-ti-speaklng
ordinance when It
came up before the city council
several weeks ago. "
For violation of the same city
law, one speaker was ordered off
the streets earlier the same eve
DAVIS PLEDGES SUPPORT
Nominee Defeated Four Tears Ago
Offers to Help Smith
HOUSTON. Texas, June 2.
(AP) John W. Davis, retiring
titular head of the democratic
party by virtue of his nomination
in 1924 has sent a message of
congratulation to his successor.
Governor Alfred E. Smith, pledg
ing his -personal support.
Mr. Davis, who is a delegate at
large from New York, reauestedi
the Associated Press to deliver hismark that sUte after stste broke
message to the governor at Al- waT fronfhe favorite sons they
bany, the message said In part: nd supporting and voiced
"Your character as a man and a In a noisy band wagon rush to be
citizen, is warrant to the country tn first to lay 'their support at
that you will more than meet this
"For any service I can render
your campaign I am at your com
mand. V -JOHN W. DAVIS."
VETERANS' SONS ELECT
Charles FeeseBden of Salem Picked
for Department Council
ROSEBURG, June 28. (AP) '
H. L. Howe of Hood River was to
day elected department command
er of Sons ot Veterans', assembled
In convention here In connection
with the annual sessions of the
Grand Army of the Republic and
Other officers are:- J. F. Burk
hart, Marshfield, senior vice com
mander; E. W. Madison, Grants
Pass, junior vice commander; C.
B. Zeek, Bandon, department
counsellor; C. A. Howard. Marsh
field, department patriotic in
structor; Rev. C. S. Tator, Port
land, department chaplain; W. L.
Clark, Hood River, . secretary
treasurer; members of depart-
ment council, c. E. Foster. Port-
land. 8. P. Olln. Portland, and
Charles Fessenden. Salem.
MEET PUTS CAL ASLEEP
CooMdge Does Not Remain Awake
While Smith Nominated
SUPERIOR. Wis.. June 28.
(AP) President Coolidge was
asleep tonight when Governor
Smith obtained - the democratic
nomination for president at theinot com P for review, but the
Houston convention, and the news!
was kept to be conveyed to him
The chief .executive retired at
his usual early hour, after keeping
his radio set at Cedar Island lodge
on throughout the democratic con
clave. ...... .
PLACE SOUGHT BY REED
Indications Are Missouri Senator
-- Wants Vice Presidesacy :. J;,'
l HOUSTON Texas, June St-(AP)-WhUe
were wildly parading around the
hall In a veritable bedlam, friends
of Senator Reed ot Missouri, aaid
he was on the way to the conven
tion ball to address the delegates
maa ieit utem uu ' uear aeroon
Tnad made - Governor
Reinforcements Rushed in
by Ohio Delegation to Turn
TOTAL OF 849 2-3
Swing Over Found Neoes
sary to Clinch Nomination
REED GETS BUT 52
Opposition to New York Uu
Scattered Out Among: Total
of Thirteen Candidate
Many of Them Little Known
THE OFFICIAL VOTE
George 62. Woollen 7. Ayren
3, Reed 62. Hitchcock 2. Hall
60 6-e, Pomerene S. Jones 42,
Thompson 2, Smith 849 2-3,
Donahey 6. Harrison 8H,
Watts, South Carolina 18, Bil
bo, Mississippi 1.
Bj BTROX PRICE
Associated Press Staff Writer
SAM HOUSTON HALL, HOUS- yJ
TON, Texas, June 28. (AP).;
Alfred E. Smith, four times gov
ernor of New York and long the
favorite son of the Empire state
democracy, was nominated for the
presidency tonight by the demo
cratic natioaa&-coavtationy"w 1 1
A single-ballot was sufficient to
break through the last resistance
of the group of candidates oppos
ing him. Although at the cos-"
elusion of the roll call of the
states he was a handful of votes
short of the two thirds needed to
nominate, he was so near the
Al Has Safe Margin
The official tabulation after all
changes of votes In fsvor of the
(Con tinned on p( 4)
TO SELECT MATE.
AL ALSO MUM OX QUESTIONS
REGARDING PLATFORM '
Jnst Aaybody Declared to be
Satisfactory Konainee For
By BRYAX BELL
Associated Press Staff Write
HOUSTON, Texas, June 2V
(AP) Governor Smith has been
as silent on the question of a dem
ocratic vice presidential nominee)
as he was on the platform and
other affairs of the current dem
ocratic convention, his represen
tatives said today., " 7, - V ,
Asked if the New Yorkgor
ernor preferred anyone ot the des
en or more candidates being men-
tioned at Houston for Second
place on the ticket. George R. Van
Namee, his manager, said, "If the
governor has a choice he has not
expressed It to me. I am sure be '
has not told anyone '-what be
thinks of the second place on the
ticket. If. indeed, be has given it
any thought", v? -j;:;
The leaders in the governor's
convention campaign for the nom
ination continued to stress theft
open mind on the subject.; They
would not say that the matter will
nomination for president has oc-
cupled the consideration of the
leading spirits of the Empire)
state delegation to the exclusion
of . all else. " ,? I . -; ' r A ,
It seemed evident as ths eav '
vention reached a stage where th -
office of rice president would be , :.;
moved over to the center' of the : "
platform stage that the New York-' V'
era would, make no effort to dona- , ; ..
Inate the selection. Asked as" te t.
the position of Governor Smith! :
friends on eertain candidates. te ; ; ;..
reply was the asms as eacbtmaa r
waa named, 'Hs's aU rlgbt And J
at the end -"they're all aU rtghi.
It Was expected, fcowever; that ' '
a meeting of mlnda ot tne gor- i
emor's boms folk would taksi v
place before.the ballotiag sta
and that New York's 90 Cvottj .
would be cast for the man -in.: : i:1
cated at the lastj moment as l'4-
most general choice of the eca-