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I GOOD MORNING !
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TWr today, m cIuume la
erlx iwiAds: Max. ' teown.
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"No Favor Saays Us; No Fear Skdl Awe"
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Central Society and Worn-
- en's Union Conventions
to Come to Salem
Executive Board Voices Its
Preference for Oregon
Capital in 1929
ST. CLOUD. Minn., Aug. 29.
JAP) The executire committee
of the Catholic Central society -of
'America today expressed a pref
erenee for Salem, Ore., for the
1929 convention of that organiza-
tlon and the National Catholic
The selection is subject to ap
proval after a survey of eonven-
tion facilities has been made at
Salem, officers said.
Plans for bringing the nation
al conventions of these two great
orders to Salem were launched
here trraeticallv a year ago. at a
meeting resided oyer by the Rev.
Father TAomas Keenan, of St.
VlncenVkcariih. at which time
Rer. ratnoseph Scherbrlng, of
Silverton;was elected delegate to
the Catholic Central society's con
vention in St. Cloud, which took
favorable action Wednesday.
Presumably the selection of Sa
lem for the joint conventions was
largely due to the efforts of rath
er Scherbrlng. President Southell,
elected to the head of the Oregon
State Catholic Society, was elect
ed at the same meeting which
named the delegate to the national
gathering. He is a resident of the
Much Interest Here
Much interest has been felt in
Catholic circles of Oregon over
the matter of selecting the conven
tion city for 1929, as it was
known that there was a strong
probability that it would be held
at some point In the west, possibly
on the Pacific coast.
There are a large number of
persons in the immediate Salem
territory as well as throughout
the state who are directly inter
ested in the coming of the conven
tions to this city and a number of
these, on being informed of the
favorable action of the. national
body, expressed much gratifica
tion. , . . .
.As the names indicate, both the
Catholic Central Society of Amer
ica and the National Catholic
Women's Union are nationwide in
scope, with many thousands of
members, and the convocation of
these bodies in Salem will direct
worldwide attention to Oregon's
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29.
(AP) Two charts, six feet in
height, which represented the
body of Mrs. Myrtle Melius, slain
society .woman, held the center of
the stage in the' first day of testimony-taking
. today in the trial
of Leo P. Kelley for her murder;
Introduction of the charts into
the state's case against the 29-
year-old butcher boy sent him
forward In his chair, clutching
convulsively to control himself.
He blinked frequently as county
autopsy surgeon A. F. Wagner
began numbering, describing, and
stated his opinion of the causes
and effects of the bruises.
A bruise, two Inches in diam
eter, on the back of the woman's
head, was described by Wagner as
the chief cause of death; He tes
tified it could have been caused
by a blow with a weapon or by a
Under cross-examination by the
defense attorney Wagner declar
ed the fatal bruises could not have
been Inflicted more than six
hours before the woman's death
Elk Herd Takes
City oi Astoria
As Crowds Meet
ASTORIA, Ore.. Aug. 29.
(AP) Elks by the hundreds de
scended on Astoria today from all
over Oregon to attend the annual
cessions 'of the state lodge Thurs
day. Friday and Saturday. A mon
ster initiation, preceded by a pa
rade of the candidates through
downtown streets and a band con
cert, were held tonight.
Tomorrow's program includes a
trip to sea on the cutter Algon
quin, sight seeing trips, business
sessions, a boxing card, and other
More Drivers to
Appear In Court
The roundup of drivers operat-
: tng automobiles improperly
, equipped with lights continued
.Tuesday night, the police turning
I in the following names of offend
ers who had been cited t Appear
tn municipal court: Lawrence K.
'Anderson, 129 North 24th street;
Forest Proll,. Shaw; E. :L. Snell,
'Tnn rV HATunTnTf Kalain rant T
'Inttln ' Im 1 9 K VAFth . Iftli
'. street; M. M. Emmons, 82S North
Commercial street; Joel J. Norris.
Turner;- Holton C. Sammons, Sa-
Ja- mntm 9.
Eigh t Nations Request
Right to Sign Antirivar
Treaties With America
Official Responses To Mes
sages Reach Washing
BUCHAREST, Rumania, Aug.
29. (AP) Adhesion of Rami,
nla ta th Kellnrc- Part will ha
something more than a mere for.
mality. M. C. Argetoianu. Roman -
Ian foreign minister, told the As
sociated Press today. He explained
that the acceptance would be sent
to Washington probably not later
than Sept. 3.
"My country brings with her
signature whole-hearted support
of the past." said M. Argetoianu.
"Rumania desires to aid effective
ly in maintenance of the treaty,
OSLO. Norway. Aug. 29. (AP)
The press of the Norwegian
capital is rather skeptical abont
the ability of the Kellogg Pact to
fnrther world peace.
Aftenposten thinks that the
gold pen with which the document
wu Blrned will Drove tne mosi
lasting feature of the ceremony.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29.
fAP.: Eight" nations today had
formally communicated to the
TTnited States government their
adherence or intention to adhere
to the Kellogg anti-war treaty in
rennonse to the invitation ex
tended by the United States to 48
countries last Monday immediate
ly after the signing of the com
pact in Paris.
The official adherences came
from Peru and Liberia and the
declarations of Intention to ad
here came from the Dominion Re
public, Denmark, Bolivia, Austria,
Cuba, and Costa Rica. Unofficial
advices also brought information
of the intention to adhere from
Bulgaria. Rumania. Norway, Ar
gentina and Jugo-Slavla.
Favorable replies from the re
maining nations are expected to
reach Washington within a short
time in Tiew of Secretary Kel
logg's pressing invitation point
ing out that "any government ad.
hering promptly will fully share
in the benefits of the treaty at
the very moment it comes into ef
The notices of adherence exe
cuted In proper form and sent to
Washington for deposit in eon-
CHICAGO. Aug. 29 (AP)
Twelve sticks of dynamite were
found tonight in the Parthenon
theatre of suburban Berwyn. A
large audience was in the theatre
when the discovery, was made.
Earlier today a black powder
bomb blasted a hole in the wall
of the theatre. Several months
ago a bomb was exploded in the
The dynamite, found by police
tonight as they investigated the
earlier bombing of the day, was
sufficient, they said, .to 'have
wrecked the entire Berwyn busi
Nine Artists of
Salem Guests at
Nine artists weTe entertained by
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Wade of
this city at a dinner given at their
home last night in honor of Au
drey Vincent-and Warren Graham,
who are visiting here this week
Mr. Vincent is well known here,
having spent many years in Salem.
He is a graduate of Salem high
school and was a member of
Company M, local National Guard
unit, during the World war. Mr.
Graham, who is visiting here with
Mr. Vincent, was a resident of
Cheyenne, Wyoming, before- he
went to Chicago.
Other guests at the dinner were
Monroe Gilbert, Warren Gilbert,
Ralph Gilbert and General George
Mr. Vincent expects to spend a
few days at Neskowln. after which
he will return to Chicago, where
he Is employed as an artist by
Rand, McNally and company.
Shot In Time Is
MARSHFIELD. Ore.. Aug. 29.
(AP) When he heard the bel
lowing of a ball attacking Arthur
Coffin. 24. Arville Baker. Coffin's
employer, shot the bull to death
yesterday, saving the young man's
life. Coffin, who lives at Loon
Lake, was brought to the hospital
here suffering from several brok
en ribs and smashed shoulder.
It was said he win lire. The bull
attacked the man when Coffin
was untying the animal from-a
tree.,. . . ...
Poison Plot : Seen
In Loughlin Death
. RAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 29; -(AP)--T.
A. Loughlfn, prominent
San Francisco shipping : man and
Pacific coast manager for the
Bank steamship line," died at a
hospital, here today after he was
found in his apartment myster.
formity with the terms of the
treaty and as indicated In Mr.
Kelogg's inritation, are consider
ed equlTalent to signature of the
treaty iUelf and will become ef
fective as between the adhering
nations and all other signatory
and adhering nations as soon as
the pact comes into force. Just
when that will be officials are
1 unable to foretell. The United
States senate to whom the d resi
dent will send the treaty as soon f
as it convenes in December will,
it a expected, act as promtly as
possble and the constitutional re
quirements of ratification In other
countries likely will necessitate
And Runs Away
NEW BRITAIN. JConn.. Aug.
29. (AP) Mrs. Katherine Weiss
and Samuel Weiss, her brother-
in-law are being held by police to
night without bond on suspicion
that the two conspired the death
of her husband by putting poison
In home brew beer which also
caused the deaths of two others.
After questioning Samuel Weiss
tonight, detectives admitted no
progress had been made to prove
that traces of the poison found
in John Stehr's stomach was put
into the beer. The third victim
mio me Deer ine inira vicum the Explorers' club of New York. Dnblican vice nresidential nomi
of the deadly brew is John Stein, thus proving that seven were P . a , PWentUl nomi
w. wao anuK a uoiwe 01 wne
contents today "to Bhow that the
deaths of Weiss and Stehr on Sun
day night were not caused from
Records at police Headquarters
revealed that Mrs. Weiss and her
brother-in-law ran away together
on August 1, 1927. and that John
Weiss was arrested that day for
fighting with his brother. Since
that date Weiss complained to po
lice that his brother and his wife
had disappeared on several occa
John Weiss an John Stehr
were buried yesterday and action
by police followed today vhen
John. Stein, brother-in-law of Mrs.
Weiss went to the Weiss cellar
while his wife and Mrs. Weiss
were making wine. Picking up a
bottle of the beer he said he was1
going "to drink It "to prove that
it was foolish to think .that these!
two men died from this beer. I'll
show, you I'm not afraid of it,"
he is reported as having said.
Soon after he was found in the
backyard violently ill and he died
an hour later. Hospital author
ities' pumped a pit of liquor
from his stomach for analysis
which showed a quantity of poison.
Medical examiner Watson Lyon
then began an investigation and
police arrested Mrs. Weiss and
her brother-in-law. It was not
certain tonight whether the two
will be arraigned in court tomorrow.
SAN FRANCISCO. Ang. 29
(AP) The state corporation de
partment office here today made
public details regarding organisa
tion of the Crown Zellerbach cor
poration, recently formed by mer
ger of the Crown Willamette Pa
per company and the Zellerback
- The new corporation .will have
2,000,000 shares of .common
stock, 120,000 shares of convert-
able preferred stock of no par
value, and 200.000 'ghares of $5
divided preferred. The corpora
tion department authorized issue
of 1,000,009 shares or common
stock to common stockholders and
holders of voting trust certificates
representing the common stock of
the Crown Willamette Paper com
pany in exchange for an equal
amount of outstanding common
stock of the Crown, Wilamette Pa
ROMS. Aug. 29. (AP) Tak
ing speedy American divorces as
its theme, Osservatore ! Romano,
the official organ of the Vatican,
today published an article in
which divorce in general was de
nounced, j. '
"It Is not stricter surveillance
that is needed," said the editorial,
"but radical suppression of -the
whole pernicious law of divorce."
The paper charges that "Mason
ry inspired nefarious divorce laws
in all countries," and adds that
such laws serve a diabolical plan
by disorganising the family and
rv. Infest Highway
i Mexico cirrr Aug.5 29.
(AP) A band or. 12 rebels, be
lieved to have " been commanded
y Maxmllano Vlgueras. appeared
today on the highway between
Mexico and Pueblo and robbed the
passengers of at least 12 automo-
biles and motorbusses. t s
Salem;- Oregon, Thursday Morning, August 30, 1928
Corpses Wash Ashore Near
Port Townsend With
Machine Wreckage -
Former Member of Parlia
ment Among Those
Drowned in Sound
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug.
29. (AP) The bodies of two
passengers washed ashore In Dis
covery bay near here, today re
vealed ,the fate of the seven per.
sons aboard the British Columbia
Airways monoplane which plung.
ed into the Strait of Juan De
Fuca In a dense fog Saturday.
The bodies, wrapped in wreck.
age of the plane, were those of
Mrs. Alexander MaeCallum Scott
of London, England, whose hus
band, a former member of Parlia
i a a i . ' xt
tivjm duiciii vi umi. vino,
f .. W LIU UVaTUTO US JUMM ml IHC
Guard Report Given
Tangled In the wreckage of
wicker chairs," an official coast
guard report said, "the bodies of
Mrs. Scott and Floyd Soverel were
found on the beach near Gardiner
on Discovery Bay at noon today
Soverel's Identification was def
inite through membership cards of
the New York Athletic club and!
aboard the nlane when the crash
"Mrs. Scott had both arms and
both legs broken and was found
by Seaman Milton and Roy Sand-
born of Patrol Boat 263, Coast
Guard, one mile east of Gardiner
tVeen Gardn7rnd ftrTfth?
Man's Body Found
"While the "body was being
brought to Gardiner for the Jef-
ferson county coroner by a patrol
boat, the men wandered down the
beach and found Soverel's body
His right arm and leg were brok-
en and his head fractured on the
left side. He had itinerary and
traveller's check for xiOO in his
pocket. The bodies were to be sent
to Port Townsend.
Sorerel was fully dressed and
Yukon Dostcards similar to those
found at lagoon Point were in his
clothes. His address is C94 Spring
dale Avenue, East orange, N.J
Mrs. Scott's clothing was almost
torn away, but remnants of her
street coat remain. The coat was
purchased in London and her slip-1
pers also were from London. The
wicker chair was wrapped closely
about Mrs. Scott's body.
found, was located east of the!
fhrr rh(A Mrnitrr clnb.
rnn imUMtlnn- of the drift. I
Boatswain M. Peterson of Patrol Ito 75 fires, though the forest pa
Boat 264 believes the plane llesjtrol had posted guards to protect
just off Gardiner in from seven to
17 fathoms of water. The searcn
th, Ksarh la in continue, bntlaco. also thought to Defincenuiary
tium win tut Hrarrinr until I
Arimii T.iontanant nommand. I
T. T. Ronnott. in charee of on-
e rations. - j
Arrangements were made today!
by Alex Holden, forest patrol pilot
whose father was aboard the 111-
fated plane, for an aerial survey
by planes from Sand Point field.
Seattle, to locate the craft.
Dragging operations were be
gun by Charles Lake and Frank
Buck, brothers-in-law of Herald
Walker, pilot of the monoplane.
Name of Graham
Going On Ballot
The attorney general's office has
advised the secretary of- state to (r0m the light -witch, causfng an
file the nominating certificate ofLxnioaion which showered the
Loyal Graham of Forest Grove.
wno recently was nominaiea ior
tne omce 01 justice 01 tne fupreme
court by an assembly of 100 vo-
was BUggeetea ny tne awor-i
ney Benrai, buvstw,
1 m. 1L.. -. I
four words. "Favors Ndn-Parti-
Judiciary; , Independent."
whlrh VTr Rr.hini H.ki to have
.Vrt.lV "T. .X" r-t.
amMaav ff-a W. aa n A .-. tha A T I
pie of the assembly and-not that
of Mr. ftraham.
T si, aal1 h,t ia MrrMt1nil
In the original nominating certif-
loat wnnlrf nrmnt Aatahllahins-i
an unwise precedent in connection
with Clings .such as that orierea
by Mr Graham and the assembly
responsible for his nomination.
Beaver Hotel at
U V C ii C
(Special) Fire which original
ed in the rear of the Beaver Hotel
here abont 9:15 tonight was Con-l"B
trolled bv ' ti InHnnifiiMi fir I
denartment artor conaiderahle I
itinu , Tait K.a. aa. ti.. iri I
chen Itself and to the roof ct the
hotel building. The blase was vlr-
taallyeuthy,9:45. No person was
endangered.' v' - :T -
So far Moss Walker, nronrietor I
of the hotel, has been unable to 1
determine the cause of the fire. I
The - Beaver Hotel is a modern I
brick" building' of ? excellent con- I
.struction. Nor estimate of the loss
was available, r - is r j j
Fourteen persons were killed and 09 injured when a subway rar crowded with rush hour pat
tengd a nlnnraH (hmntrh awftrh auI ,MflhH inn a miwwirfinff wall In TlmM finnM .tatlnn hnh
I or ew xortc's nndergroand transit system and perhaps busiest
i nctnn mom wieckmm or tiu
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 29.
(AP) Senator Curtis, the re-
""c "'"vu uc, LVU.SUI.
lamner wim me county cnairman
j and a reception to party leaders.
Ion his way to Harrisburg where
ne BOeaks tomorrow.
S. Van Brown, chairman of the
county committee, assured the
section. The nominee motored to
Williamsport from Watkins Glen,
N. Y., where he spent the night.
Late tonight he resumed his mo.
tor trip to- Harrisburg where he
will be the guest of Governor
Fisher. Word of his presence
spread about the city and a crowd
was on hand at the Lycoming
Hotel to green the senator as he
I left. He shook bands all around.
ROSEBURG. Ore.. Aug. 29
rAPx i.. rr.w f ftre rht.
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ers 1 controlled today a line
of IncendlarT fires on a three-mile
stretch east of Weaver Creek
about 25 miles southeast of Rose
Firebugs last night set from 50
the timber xrom a possiDie repeu-
lion 01 xoresi nres 01 i
Numerous attempts nave oeen
made every season to hum over
this section to Improve the stoca
range and the fire patrol Is put to
much trouble and expense in pro-
Cause of Double
Things happened all at once
when Al J. Rousseau turned on
the lights at his service station
Center and Church streets, at
dusk Wednesday night.
The gasoline storage tank was
being refilled at the time, and
fumes that had escaped in the
nnwa. were limited bv the spark
Nation proprietor with plaster
from the walls.
. -ii.a.i traaniin
'u under the top of tne fming
onlnHori Hftlntr nn cor
, .v. nwif tnrhea. a
n.lMnn in which ft will remain
, 1M,,M-.. mv nir
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e lire aeparuneni was cancu.
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eitement had all subsided. Slight
damage was done by the double
J?arrnir Tq RnilTld
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While House Set
Afire By Thugs
SANDY. Ore.. Aug. 29. (AP)
Martin Mikkelson. farmer living
two miles from here, was found
this morning fastened to a fence
with baling wire about 309 reel
from the smoking remnants of his
I Durnea nome. iMeignoors wu iuhp
led - to nis Place IO Jieip save mm
i"i7 iwu - r
! Mlakeison B anxies ana vnw
were , lashed with the wire, and
his "ankles " were fastened to one
post, while a wire wrapped about
his neck was tied to another. He
wore only his uiidesclothes. and
beside him was an empty, liniment
He said he had been dragged
from Tilauhed at night by a group
of "men who carried him to the
fene tied him there and made
Khlm drink the liniment, and then
let nre to tne nouse..
SET B UK
Died In Ne w York Subway Crash
Sclent As a Place In
Which to live and
What it Offers
many persons like to live
in Salem, and practically
everyone who does live
here is so enthusiastic abont
the city, that the New Oregon
Statesman decided it might be
well to get some of this city's
residents to tell the world what
they think of Salem and why
they make their homes here.
It Was easy to get almost any
one to talk; the only difficulty
was in stopping them when they
started upon a panegyric of Sa
lem's virtues. Some of the
representative expressions have
been called out and are pre.
OLIVER HUSTON, lawyer,
athlete, singer and prominent
Legionnaire, said: "I like to
live in Salem for many rea
sons. Probably the strongest
of these is because of the peo
plethe finest I know of. Sa
lem has just about everything
desirable for the average Amer
ican, such as ideal climate,
beautiful parks, clean, wide
streets, handsome buildings and
artistic homes. But, more than
all else, it has the finest, most
hospitable, friendliest people of
any place in my acquaintance.
My friends live here lots of
them. And they are worth
more than anything else."
LLOYD AMBROSE, young
Salem boxer, said: "I think Sa
lem is a good city in which to
live and especially do I like the
friendliness of the people, al
though I have only been here
since 1925. I have worked sev
eral places In town and people
have always tried to help me,
both in correcting errors in my
work and encouraging me in
my boxing. Salem's attractions
and schools are of course better
than those in the southern Ore
gon, city from which I came.
Of course I .live here with my
folks, but aside from that I find
Salem a good city from the
standpoint of helping a young
V. SEAMSTER, who has
driven busses for the Southern
Pacific motor transport com.
pany in Salem for several
years likes Salem' very much
and eaye: "It's a dandy place to
live. People yon meet all treat
you fine, and everybody lets
you mind your own business.
I like Salem."
MISS ANQNA WELCH, who
keeps the Salem justice court
records and acts as general sec
retary of the court, said: "I
like Salem because it's easy to
leave and go to a lot of nice
places.- I like to live in Salem
just about all year. Then when
yon want to take a little vaca
tion for a few days or a couple
of weeks . in the summer you're
right handy to the coast or the
mountains or a lot of places."
H. G. COURSEY, pioneer
Salem barber, said: "I live in
Salem because while there may
be a better place to live, I
haven't found It. The climate
is one of the biggest eonsidefa
tions. Then again, conditions
- in my business may . be better
elsewhere Just at present, but
' from year to year, general busi
ness conditions will average up
better here than in most places.
X have sever knocked the corn
inanity In which I lived: If I
didn't like It I moved. Living
: in Salem as long as I have; the
logical conclusion is that Z like
; It here.- .
German Vessel -
Guided By Radio
7- y r-v.'
Aug. 29w (AP)--Comprehensive jaty Sheriff Senter as witness. Af
demonstratloas : of the radio ship ter the wedding. Mars returned
"Sebringer" . were given today,
transportation center in the world.
T LONDON 1
LONDON. Aug. 29. (AP)
Gene Tunney met the titled heads
of the British sport and journal
1st world this evening at a dinner
given by Harry Preston, noted
British sportsman and friend of
the Prince of Wales.
Among the 35 guests were Lord
Decies, Lord Plunkett, Lord Dal
ziel, the Marquis of Clydesdale,
Sir Henry Curtis-Bennett. Lord
Castelross, as well as Arnold Ben
nett, the novelist.
The former champion wore a
dress suit which his tailors rush
ed to a finish although he was
measured for it the first time yes
terday morning. After the dinner
the guests were spectators of a
cabaret show.- "
Tunney spent a quiet day, the
only break in it being a luncheon
with Hugh Walpole, the novelist.
The afternoon was spent in cas
ual down-town sightseeing and in
a visit to a private Bond street art
gallery for a view -of -maritime
paintings in which Tunney was
During the morning Tunney
and Thornton Wilder, the Ameri
can writer, discussed their pro
posed walking trip on the conti
nent which will be in the Tyrol.
He will go to Paris on Monday
for several days.
In Liquor Trial
The second Jury that tried
Jewell Chambers on a charge of
possession of a still was less len
ient than the first, and Cham
bers was found guilty after the
jury had deliberated less than an
hour. The trial was held in Jus
tice Small's court Wednesday af
Chambers was sentenced to
serve six months in the county
jail and pay a fine of $500.
The jury that tried the case on
the previous day had disagreed
and was discharged by Justice
The still which Chambers op
erated was situated in the Silver
Creek Falls district.
Officers to Hold
Members of the Oregon Reserve
Officers' association will meet in
annual convention in Astoria Sat
urday. .The sessions of the organ
ization will be held on board a
steamer which will cross over the
bar and proceed on a cruise which
will extend beyond the 12-mile
limit, it was said.
Returning later in the day the
delegates will hold their annual
banquet at Gearhart, at which
time Secretary of State Kozer and
State Treasurer Kay will be
guests of honor.
Col. Carl Abrams and Frank
Durbin will attend as delegates
from Salem. There will be a num
ber of other reserve officers, go
from here, it is expected.
Thief Taken On
Way to Wedding
DALLAS, Ore. An r. 29. (AP)
While Benjamin F. Morse, 22.
of Junction City, waited . at 4hr i
county clerk's omce for a mar-
rlage license today, he was sr.
rested on a larceny charge In con
section with alleged theft of
. Shortly after his arrest, Morse
returned,' was. Issued a license, and
with the consent of Mrs. Ida Dunn,
mother of the bride-elect, married
Berates E. Dunn, 17 of Falls City.
The ceremony - was performed la
the office of Justice of the Peace
I Gregory with Mrs. Dunn and Dep-
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Double Shifts Planned Fcr
Handling Pears In
Number of Workers Expect
ed to Pass 3,000 Mark
in Another Week -
Salem canneries - are rushing
pear packing, with prune harvest -
and canning coming on next week.
Several Salem canneries are plan
ning to pack pears with their stay
shifts and prunes with night
forces. This will send the anas
ber employed away - above tssflt
The Paulus plant Is now
ning pears in the day time
evergreen blackberlres at night.
This plant will be on evergreen
blackberries for at - least two
weeks yet, and is now in the nan,
ket for more evergreens.
The local supply of pears la
shading off. The Producers Co
operative cannery is using local
grown pears only, from the grww-er-owners,
and will likely famish
up next week. They are working
now;' about 275 women and 4
Markets Are Good
Robert Paulus said Wednesday
that most of the Salem canneries
are well sold out on all lines, satth
the exception of loganbeqfla. sssd
he expects to see all tits manna
logans disposed of before the
coming on of the 1929 crop.
He said pear canning will con
tinue here for 40 to 60 days yet.
because large supples of pears are
going into cold storage, for can
ning later in the season, in Yaki
ma, Salem and Portland cold stor
Mr. paulus reported an advance
yesterday of three-quarters of a
cent a pound on California drted
prunes, in the 30-40 and 4-&
sizes. This will affect the assail'
Oregon crop beneficially, though
in the' vicinity of Salem perhaps
only three or four prune dryers
will operate. They are the Wal
ter Pemberton dryer In the Snas
nyside, district, the Rollin Jery
dryer at Liberty, the Stol dryer
near the Kaiser school, .and- xhe
one belonging to Max Gehlhar la
West Salem. There will be soase
Italian prunes, but the main "ap
ply will come from the petite and
the new variety trees.
Beginning next week, there
will be a big rush in prune can
ning. All the Salem plants win
can prunes. The Paulus people
already hare bought 15.000 bash
els of prunes, mostly In the val
ley. They will come from as far
away as Sheridan. Newberg and
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NEW YORK. Aug.
The Cnrtiss Falcon
NEW YORK AIRPORT
.lIGEfl IS KILLED
which Mabel M. Merrill and Ed
win Ronne disappeared .. Monday
night while on a flight from Buf
falo to Curtiss Field. N. Y.. was
found wrecked late today at a
thickly wooded hill near Port Jer.
vis, N. Y.
The wreckage was located by
J. Nelson Kelly, a Faircbild pilot
and one of scores of aviators who
participated in a systematic search
for the missing fliers.
Merrill and Ronne were veser.
an army pilots. Merrill learned to
fly in Texas during the World war,
was commissioned a first lieuten
ant and assigned as instructor to
student army pilots. After the war
he went on a barnstorming ten.
through the southwest, where he
met and married Miss Nellie Far
mer. She and a five-year-old sea
Raises Dust But
Does No Damage
A crash that was heard far
blocks, an automobile that seese-
ingly leaped high la the air And
then settled down, ah enveloping
pall of dust and residents in taw
vicinity of Columbia and North
Fourth street telephoned tne -
lice that a serious accident M
occurred and several persons' snnat
be fcadly injured.
-The police made a hurried trip
to the scene, but found the teaal
damage " two crumpled fenders.
The accident appeared spectacular
as one of the cars had climb a
pile of loose dirt about three fees
high. The police' didn't get the
names of the parcitipants.
P)crnrVA: ff PTt
ir OSZOlIlCe ElCTC
i To Get No Annex
Bids for construction of aa jus-.
aex to the Salem postof flee were
returned here Wednesday freaa .
Washington unopened. A letter to
John Farrar. postmaster, explain-,
ed that the federal buildings land
had been exhausted, and that ;
money would . be available until
after the next session of congress. ;
The cost - of the proposed
estimated at szs.ooe.