The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 12, 1928, Page 1, Image 1

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Rain .40. '
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trresent Governor of -. State
Has Substantial Edge
on E L- French-
Congressman Albert Johnson
May be Defeated by
Tacomd Lawyer
SEATTLE. Wash.. ScplT 12.
:'AP) With the ppasibility f
Congressman Albert Johnson be
lli defeated for the republican
nomination from the third dis.
trlct an nnforseen upset and a
close fifcbt for the republican
nomination between Governor
Roland H. Hartley and K. L.
French, with the chief xecutire
holding the lead, the Waahington
ftate primary had turned into a
heated battle early today.
Homer T. Bone. Tacoma. law.
yer and former state legislator,
polled a, lead of 728 rotes over
Congressman Johnson, Int 29 com
plete and 20 Incomplete precincts
out or 627 in the htird district.
The vote was Johnson 2425' and
Bone 2898.
Lead Not Commanding
' , Returns from 501 complete and
rS6 Incomplete preclnta out of
t 2561 in the state gave Governor
jpHartley a good lead but not a
positive hold on the nomination.
As returns trickled in during the
night Hartley slowly added to his
total but often slipped a few
notches when French, his chief
opponent collected more votes in
some counties. Hartley bad 38,
C03 votes as against 32644 for
French and 4071 for Claude Ban
nick. A. Scott Bullitt had nearly a
two to one lead over hrs nearest
rival, Stephen J. Chadwick, for
the democratic gubernatorial
nomination. Bullitt had polled
818 rotes compared with 3583
for Chadwick. '
MaKenzi Cotterill Ont
Two other democrats. C. L.
yiarKenzie and George F. Cotter
111. were out of the running.
udge Kenneth Mackintosh re
ceived more than a two to. one
lead over his chief opponent.
Miles Poindexter. for tbe republi
jcan nomniation for United States
Austin E. Griffiths followed
r'rp on the heel3 of the former
rcnator and ambassador to Pern.
In quest of the seat occupied, by
ninr r. rv mil. democrat. The
i6?vrt in 438 complete and 34 In-
fr complete preclncta In the tate. HarVlntosh 28.047: Poindex.
lor 13,364 and Grirntns m me
Democratic race for the senator
ial ration. Dill, the incumbent,
was running away from his only!:
opponent. Cleveland L-ongsireei..
V f Tnooflp Tintf (
Jf3ie 1 UabtTd J, Mliy -
Dirigible About
With Small Harm
DETROIT. Sept. 11. (AP)
The semi-rigid dirgible "Puritan"
' owned by the Goodyear Tire and
Ttuober company of AkronJ' Ohio
was safely moored at the Ford alrr
port here tonight after riding, out
a terrific wind and rain storm
that broke as the ship approached
the city. -
The ship was tossed about by
the wind for 35 minutes, complete
ly turning over once when the
storm suddenly lifted and the Pur
itan was able to make its way to
the airport. ;
Dixon Loses Out
2 To Mike Hector
In Portland Bout
PORTLAND. Ore..-Sept. 11.
AP) Mike Hector. Los Angeles
middleweight, took a 10 round de
cision by a wide margin over
Ceorgie Dixon, Portland here to
night. Hector won eight of the 10
roud: 'i f '
Ray,' McQuillan, Oakland mid
dleweight, won a six round deci
sion over Bill Lang. Tacoma and
'prank Warneke, Portland middle-
weight decisloned Dewey Beachy, vember election, were not opposed
Tacoma in the two preliminaries. (Turn to page 8, please)
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Public Eagerly Awaiting
Window Display tonight
'' ' -i:
Ninety-nine stores will present of the buying public will be at-
special window displays 1 tonight
for the third annual fall opening
fori&e-crowds coming to Salem
fffom the trading area in 'Marlon
S and Polk counties. Six industrial
1 firms are setting up exhibits itiow
I jng products manufactured ; here.
-A treasure hunt and dance bave
- Iteen arranged as amusement. En
tertainment will be supplied by
drills by m the American Legion
drum corp's and the Chemawa In
dian school band.
With fully 50 per cent more
Mtruslhess men backing the' event
fvjhan in. former years, the Salem
Ad cluo, wmcn is sponsoring the
opening, predicts the most success-,
f ul display event put on by mer
chants here. -.With the representa
tion of more lines of. business by
special displays, a creator number
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Three Groups
A w a it Starting Signa I
In Race Over Continent
One, Aviator Crashes : With
Serious Injury oh Next
to Last Lap
(AP) Fear that W. D. Morgan.
pilMingr a Martin plane in the In
ternational air derby, may have
t rashed. In tbe hills between Rock
Springs r and this city, was ex
pressed tonight at the Salt Lake
airport when b failed fo reach
here at 7 p. m. He left Rock
Spring early this morning.
The pilot of a Buhl aircraft se
dan, .which arrived here this after
noon, reported -sighting Morgan's
plane about : 45 p. m. in-lhe hills
southwest of Rock Springs. J. L.
Bake,, - the- pilot said Morgan
seemed to be headed this way.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11.
(AP) In a country of mountains
and desert and poor communica
tion but just one day from the Los
AnrrlM' terminus
of tneir long
flights, three groups of air racers
tonieht waited tomorrow s starl
ing signal.
A crash oNone racer with the
serious injury of a passenger,
marked the flight of the Class B
and Class C tram-continental fil
ers to their Yuma. Arizona, over
night stop. At that last might
resting place of the fliers it also
was found that a leader in the
Class B division. E. E. Ballougb
of Chicago, might be forced out
of the contest by a valve that
dropped out of his motor just as
he topped the mountain pass for
the drop into Yuma.
Passenger Injured
R. E. Herron of Milwaukee, a
passenger In the Waco biplane of
Stuart F. Auer of Milwaukee, was
injured when the ship went into a
tail spin and crashed at Wellton,
Ariz., 42 miles east of Yuma. It
was the second ftme. that Auer's
plane had been damaged, the first
having been when caught in a fog
while crossing Pennsylvania. This
time it was put definitely out of
the race.
Ballough. . despite his.
e head I
trouble, reached Yuma at .the head!
of the Class B fliers, at 10:04 a.
m. John II. Wood of Wassau,
Primary Elections Held
Vermont and Numerous
Other States
MONTPELIER. Vt.. Sept. 11.
The. renomination of Gov.
WaoIt renuhlican. in to-
primary appeared assured on
f returns from 178 of the 24 8 cities
!and towns in the state, which gave
jnlin a ,ead of 8500 over Mayor
Edward H. Deavitt tf Montpener.
The vote was Weeks 20,945, Dear
vitt 19,406.
This was the only contest for a
major office in either party.
Colorado Votes
DENVER. Sept. 1U (AP)
Sixty precincts, representing a
scattering of rotes in 16 of the 63 1
counties of Colorado, showed At
torney General W. L. Boat right.
leading Clarence P. Dodge of Col
orado Springs by nearly two to
one in the republican gubernator
ial contest. The vote in the 60 pre
cincts gave Boatrigbt 1434; Dodge
Incumbents Nominated
PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 11.
(AP) Governor G. W. P." Hunt,
seeking nominaUon for his seventh
term on the democratic ticket,
and Senator Henry F. Ashtfrst.
democratic incumbent, took the
lead in the contest at the Arizona
primaries tonight when 23 of the
503 precincts . had reported.
- Ralph R. Cameron and. Judge
John C. Phillips' assumed an ear
ly lead for the republican nomina
tion for Senator and Governor re
spectively. Congressman . W. L. Douglas.
democrat,, seeking re-election and
Guy Axline, republican, seeking
the right to oppose him In tna No-
tract cd to visit the streets
A special dance at the armory
is being put on by the Ad club as
the only paying factor of the fall
opening. The seven piece orches
tra from the Mellow Moon djKnce
hall will play for 9 until 12:0
o'clock. Admission of 50 cents will
be charged the men while the
women will be admitted free. '
With the uneviling of the win
dows at 7:30 o'clock tonight th
treasure hunt will begin. Cards I
the windows of some of the mer
chants . backing the affair will
bear numbers calling for a prize.
The, person having 'a ticket with
the corresponding number will be
given the prise. Approximately
30.000 tickets will be distributed
by merchants to customers for the
treasure hnntf:,' -v----,
of Planes
Wis., ' in a Waco biplane was sec
ond and John Litlngston of Au
rora. I1L, believed to be leading
be race in .elapsed time, was
x Whole Group Safe
All of the thirteen planes re
maining in the "Class B race had
arrived at Yuma tonight. Ray
mond Merritt and Matthews Whit
all, the last to arrive id the class
came In late but safely.
Maurice Mams landed at
12:45:13 p. m. and O. C. Ousick
at 1:05:15 p. m.
- Roburt W. Cantwell of Duncan,
Okla., who landed first of the
Class C fliers at Yuma today also
was believed to be leading in
elapsed tiine. Cape C. B. D. Coll-1
yer of New York and Edward!
Brooks, piloting a Pokker, the
other two contestants of the class
followed him in that order
Difficulties of communication
tonight made it impossible to ver
ify whether Kennedy Whyte's
Motn . piana and Wm. Drury's
Waco, flying in tie international
race from Windsor. Ont.. to Los
Angeles, had reached their des-
xmed night-stop at Las Vegas
ev. They took off from Rock
Springs this morning and made a
oner stop at Salt Lake City. Utah,
oeiore continuing westward.
COP. Victory in
Maine Heaviest
Ever Recorded
PORTLAND. Maine. Sept. 11.
(AP) Scattered returns from
small upstate communities, receiv
ed late today, increased the lead
of William Tudor Gardiner, re-
puoiican gubernatorial candidate,
to 84,891 over E. C. Moran, Jr..
his democratic opponent, in the
Maine state election held Yester
day. The majority is the largest
ever given a rubprna.tnrint anH
date in this state,
Onlv 17 nrHntn k f
633 In the state remained to be
recorded Mr Rrrfin ..r.:
recorded. Mr. Gardiner carried
every city in the state with the
exception of Biddeford and Lewis
ton, both of which are normally
democratic by wide margins.
The senatorial contest between
Frederick Hale, republican and
Herbert E. Holmes, democrat, "re
sulted in a margin of 80,004 for
the republican candidate.
The republican victory of yes
terday swept the last remaining
democrat from the Maine state
senate, according to the figures
compiled thus far, making that
body unanimously republican in
the next legislature. The demo
cratic membership in the house
was reduced from 22 to 16 or 17.
depending upon missing returns
from two Knox county towns.
There will be three women sen
ators, Mrs. Dora B. Pinkman and
Mrs: -Auburn, chosen for the first
time. Mrs. Folsom. Mrs. Maude
Clark Gay and Miss Laughlin,
were re-elected and Mrs. Lena M.
Day ; was elected from Gorman,
Cumberland county.
Contrary lo predictions of a
heavy vote, freely made during
the campaign, the total was about
35.000 less than that cast, for
the last presidential
Four years ago. the Democrats
carried five cities for governor.
Bangor, Biddeford. Lew Is ton. Old
Town , and Waterrille and one
county, Androscoggin. Yesterday
v (Turn to page S; please)
- LOS ANGELES, Sept. - 11
(AP) Charges of. a "frame-upri
by the prosecution were hurled by
Leo P. Kslley from the witness
stand today In the "butcher boy's"
testimony in his own defense at
his murder -triaL
"They are trying to frame me;
they haven't told the truth." de
clared Kelley under cross-examination
after her had told his version
of ' the ' flTo-year TOmance with
Mrs.' Myrtle Melius. Ihis " wealthy
sweetheart whom he is accused of
brutally slaying. 1 "
"Who'do you think hasn't told
the trath?". demanded deputy dis
trict attorney Jas. Costello. .
''Frank Melius (the slain wom
an s husband) nasn t stora tne
and llaggie Ferris and Officer
Arthur Stoll," replied Kelley
sharply. -T
, He said Melius was not frank
about his physical condition of his
wife's . heart and her reported
fainting attacks. The young meat
cutter said "anybody in the court
room" could tell that the testi
mony of Maggie Ferris, the Mel
ius negro . maid, was influenced.
Phi Beta Kappa
Holds 1928 Meet
DELAWARE, Ohio. SepL 11
(AP). Dr. , Clark ; S. Northup.
professor of English at Cornell
university, Ithaca. N. Y Ji today
was elected president of Phi Beta
Kappa at ' the sixteenth national
council of the honorary scholastic
fraternity in session at Ohio Wes
leyan university here. A charter
was granted to the state college
ot ' Washington -.
Salem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, September 12.
Various Salem Plants Using
More Than 200 Tons
of Fruit Daily
Aggregate Payroll Close to
$6,000 Every Day With
3000 at Work
Advantages to Salem in being a
cannerv center are clearly snown
from the pear packing operations
going on here now. Canneries are
nackin? 8.000 to 10.000 cases of
pears a day. It takes about 40
cases for a ton, so that they are
using 200 to 250 tons of pears
Practically all the pears come
from southern and eastern Oregon
and Washington. Salem gets the
Industrial benefit of. this operation
bv having the canneries. The
Salem canneries are perhaps pay
Ing out as much as 16000 a day
in wages in the packing of pears
The canning of prunes is com
ing on in full blast in the local
canneries. This will last about
two weeks. Quite a tonnage of
prunes is coming from nearby and
valley points, and some are being
shipped in from the Milton and
Freewater districts in eastern Ore
gon. The rains or yesterday win
have a tendency to. loosen up the
prunes on the trees ana mate
them easier to pick. There may
follow some injury from cracking.
Is At the Peak
Cannery operations in Salem are
at the peak for the year, with the
possible exception of a few days
in the late strawberry season, with
raspberries, cherries, etc., also go
ing through.
There are more than 3000 per
sons now working in the Salem
canneries. J
Then will come vegetable can
ning at the Paulus plant; carrots
and parsnips, and a few onions.
The beet pack was finished af that
plant some weeks ago. This plant
is using pears days and prunes
nights. -
A lot of apples will be canned
In Salem; local stock, and apples
shipped in from the . east - of the
mountains and. southern Oregon.
The Hunt cannery will he packing
apples until into December. This
plant is running on pears with a
day force and on prunes with a
night force now.
Two Shifts Working
The Oregon Packing company is
running on pears and beans in its
12th and 13th street plants in the
day time, and on prunes in the
12th street plant at night. Beans
will keep coming till frost. Then
pumpkins will be taken on, in the
13th street plant. A frost would
stop bean canning and commerce
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Douglas McKay, prominent in
American Legion work in Oregon
since the first post in this state
was organized and during the war
an officer in the 91st division, was
the only nominee for commander
of Capital Post No. 9 at Tuesday
night's meeting. Nominations for
all offices will be reopened at the
next meeting," September 25, the
election being held on that date.
Walter Zosel and Newell Wil
liams were nominated for vice
commander, Raymond Bassett for
adjutant, the office toe has held
for several years; .Captain Wil
liams, local Salvation Army of fl
eer, for chaplain J L. A. Hamilton
for;historian, Jacob Fuhrer for ft
nance officer, Don Wiggins' for
quartermaster, Lloyd ' Demarest,
Bert Victor and Ernest Bonesteele
for sergeant-at-anns.
For the five members ot.the ex
ecutive committee In addition to
the four highest officers, the foL
lowing were nominated:
Carl , Gabrielson. Paul. Burr Is,
Herman Brown, Don Young. Ted
Irwin. Newell ' Willtems, H. G.
Maison; ? Gall Hathaway, - L. . P.
Campbell,; Lewis Stanley. - Frank
Cain. Frank;1 Moore abd John Rot-
ue. .- .. ,. .- - . .
A committee was -named to in
vestigate .the desirabHity of in
corporating- Capital post, and an
other to frame a resolution urging
air legal Toters In Salem "'to reg
ister before October .
Plans tor ' Armistice- day.- and
for the trip which the' drum corps
will make to San Antonio. Texas.,
for the national convention were
Eugene Has Hard
Rain Yesterday
EUGENE, Ore., SepL 11.
(AP) Eugene experienced its
first heavy rainfall since April 1
today when .66 of an inch of rain
feU between 8 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. A few showers have been "re
corded here since April i; Gerard
Dehroekert, : weather . observer,
pointed out," hut none . kot them
have. , been productive ' of much
precipitation. The rain was gen
eral ln.thjs locality, both Cascade
and Siuslaw - National forcats" re
porting fairly heavy precipitaUon
through their areas.-- .--. -
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1 . . V . - Photo by
Major C. Bolton Hamble's body eseorted to mausoleum bv fellow
downpour of rain which rendered
man was able to obtain the above
in Salem. The photography shows
ing behind the catafalque, moving
Rain Not General Enough to
Warrant Action Yet,
Governor Learns
Rainfall which Tuesday brought
smiles to the faces of local deer
hunters at the prospect of early
withdrawal of the ban on hunting,
has not yet become general over
the state, according to a statement
issued that afternoon from the
executive department and until
Governor Patterson is informed
that the fice danger has ended in
all forest hunting areas, the post
ponement of the season opening
will not be terminated.
The governor is being advised in
this matter by the state forest of
fice, which has weather reports
from all parts of the Btate avail
able. Central Oregon Dry
Some ; rain fell Tuesday in
southern Oregon, and there was a
light precipitation along the
coast. Some districts in eastern
Oregon reported rain, but central
Oregon is still dry and cloudless,
and the federal forest service has
not withdrawn lis ban on camping
in the national forest areas there.
Guards have been placed at stra
tegic points on the highways run
ning through the Cascade and Des
chutes forests, to enforce this pro
hibition on camping, so that it
would be practically useless to per
mit hunting until this emergency
regulation is withdrawn.
Hunters are Hopeful
Nevertheless hunters who sor
rowfully observed the governor's
proclamation by refraining from
starting their hunting trips Sun
day, were oiling their rifles and
collecting camp outfits Tuesday in
anticipation of an early withdraw
al of the ban.
That a number of hunters did
disregard the proclamation and
warnings which supplemented it,
is attested by the reports of- per.
sons arrested for hunting deer out
of season in many parts, of the
Salem hunters who were ar
rested in Linn county are Curtis
Ferguson and Paul Riffey, accord
ing to reports from Albany. Three
other members of their party also
were arrested.
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EUGENE, Ore., v Sept. 11.
(AP) William i E. Nusbaum.
chief of the Eugene fire, depart
ment and president of atate fire
Chiefs' association, announced to
day that he had called a meeting
of the state association legislative
committee to be held in' the office
of the fire marshal, n Salem, next
Saturday at 2:30 p. m." :
Chief Nusbaum said matters of
legislation.' affecting municipali
ties In Oregon, and which will be
brought; before ,tb state legisla
ture at the next session, would be
discussed at the meeting. These
matters involve the standardiza
tion of, such apparatus and equip
ment as has nofral ready been stan
dardised under the law. and also
uniform training policies.'- t ;,:
. The meeting will precede Nus
baum's departure Oct. 1 for Sac
ra montn tn attend th
Fire Chiefs' association conven
tion, to which he is being sent as
an official, representative .of the
city as j well as the president tf
the state organization. .
Another Bourbon
Supports Hoover
..DENVER Sept,,:lL-(AP)
Former -, Governor William E.
Sweet, democratic. dry announ
ced today that he - will support
Herbert' Hooter' lor president in
the coming election. He intends to
back the rest of the democratic
ticket,: he asserted. .-v v
Military Funeral Held In
photography exceedingly difficult, the New Oregon Statesman staff
remarkable record of the most Impressive military funeral ever held
the field and stiff officers of the Oreeon National Cuud. march.
south on Commercial street juxt
What They
Trolley Cars as
Compared to the
Automobile Bus
VISITORS to Salem persons
who have not been in this
i ii j iwr two or mm j-m,
immediately are struck with
the fact that the trolley-cars
have disappeared and that the
streets no longer arc split in
half by street railway tracks.
Many voire astonishment when
told that motor buses have sup
planted the streetcars and that
they run on regular m had u lea
just as did the trolley-cars.
Some people like the change.
Others do not. Recently a
spirited argument arose among
gentlemen gathered at a lunch
eon, at which time some inter
esting views were voiced. Just
to get a line on what Salem
residents think, the same ques
tion was put to a number of
citizens by the New Oregon
Statoptnan. This is how they
view it:
Juvenile officer, said: "I would
hate to have to tell you what I
think of those buses. Ordin
arily I'm perfectly good natur-.
ed, but when it comee to rid
ing on thoee buses, or even
talking about them, my dispo
sition is ruined."
county commissioner, said:
"Personally, I think that for a
city the size of Salem buses are
far more satisfactory than
street cars. They make less
noise, take up less room, de
velop more speed, and are pre
ferable all around. I would
oay, however, that for a city
the size of Portland, . where
there are long runs through
crowded business districts, it
might be better. from the pas
senger's standpoint tohave the
old fashioned street cars."
dean of the Kimball School of
Theology, said: "The buses are
certainly quiter than the street
cars were. They do not disturb
our classes here as the rattling
cars did.".
L. A. TILSON. a daily rider
of buses, said: "The buses get
there faster than the cars and
they are more comfortable to
ride in. . Their schedule is as not more regular."
' " " t
. . ROY GLOVER, .cigar store
operator, said: "The buses do
not tie up traffic on the corner
(Commercial and State street)
as the Old street cars did. Yes.
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Flax Souvenirs
To Be Prepared
For Corps9 Trip
Flax grown in the. Salem vicin
ity and linen manufactured In Sa
lem, were favored by representa
tives, of the city's service elibs
and the " chamber of " commerce
w"ho met Tuesday night with Vie
MacKenzie, .representing Capita
Post No. 9 of the American Leg
ton, as the most - representative
samples of Salem's industries
which the local post's drum corps
could distribute to advertise this
city, when it makes the trip to
San Antonio for' the national leg
ion convention next month-
. It wa; explained that Wag fiber
flax, is the one product grown in
this region which Is not produc
ed' Successfully anywhere -else.
The . plan tentatively approved is
to supply skeins of flax sewed on
linen badges, together with print,
ed Information about Salem and
th is unique in d ustry. v . : '
'"The chamber of commerce and
the service, clubs , will -. . provide
these souvenirs, the legion, post
being unable to do so in 'view of
the heavy. expense of sending -the
sausjcalBS to San Antonio.
. 1
New Statesman Staff Ptwtrnplfr.
imardsmen Turatlm IWnnitu a
in front- of The New Statesman's
City Attorney Says Prison
Yawns for Those Who
Raise Jungles
Adequate provision for enforc
ing the cutting of weeds in Salem
is Included iir: the present day
ordinance, and all that is lacking
is someone who has time to attend
to it, Fred Williams, city attorney,
said Tuesday in " discussing the
proposal of Walter Low, street
commissioner, to amend the ordi
The first two sections alorie pro
vide "teeth" sufficient to bring
about compliance, the attorney
claims. They empower the street
commissioner to swear out war
rants for the arrest of property
owners who fail to cut and remove
the weeds after due notice, and
provide also for fines and impri
sonment as a penalty.
Ordinance Has Teeth
In case the property owner Is
not a resident of Salem, the ordi
nance provides further that the
owner's local agent may be sim
ilarly arrested and either fined or
imprisoned, Mr. Williams points
If there Is a "for ale" sign on
the property bearing the name of
some real estate dealer, that is, in
the city attorney's opinion' suffi
cient evidence that the realtor is
the person in charge of the prop
erty and locally responsible for it.
"Assess a few of those fines and
you will find that the rest of 1 the
property owners and agents will
get busy and comply with the ordi
nance, and there will also be
enough collected in fines to pay
for cutting a lot of weeds where
neither the owner nor the agent
can be found," be declared.
BAKER. Ore., Sept. ll.-r-(AP)
The town of Haines was .threat
ened by fire today when flames in
a sawdust pile spread to the Rtor.
das planing mill and the grain
warehouse of D. W. Hearing. A
high wind made the battle diffi
cult for the flre-flghtera who were
aided by five Baker, firemen who
used 800 feet of boss.
The firemen succeeded in get
ting the blaze under control after
fighting from about, one o'clock
till 2:30 this afternoonToiding
the fire to the area covered by the
planing mill -and the, adjoining
warehouse. The loss was estlmatvi
ed at ' from 825.000 to 835.000.
most of which was In the planing
mill as the warehouse fortunately
was nearly empty. '
Haines, a town of about 450
population 10 miles north of here.
was cut off from the rest of the
world for an hour and a half when
the blaze severed all telegraph and
telephone lines as well as power
distribution. The town is on the
Old Oregon trail and within a few
minutes after the fire blocked the
highway a thousand automobiles
ere blocked in a traffic jab, Sher-
.xr, Mcxinney and, Deputy Sheriff
Llttlefleld relieved the traffic sit.
uatioa by detouring traffic around
the town. .The only loss in addi
tion to the warehouse and th
planing mill was the loss Of one
car of finished lumber and dam.
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11,714 Copies ' This Issue!
. This, morning's fall opening number of the New Oregon;
Statesman has the widest distribution of any similar newspaper
edition ever circulated in Salem. - ? - ',
- All houses in Salem and 4000 additional homes in the Salem
trade area are reached by today's issue which has a total cir
culation of 11,714 copies. - y yi
- Meanwhile, the circulation increases of the New Oregon'
Statesman continue with the rapidity whclb marked the advances
of August. Yesterday's gain was 61 subscribers while the aver
age number of new subscribers this month has been, mors than'
40 a day.' . ' h . " -- ; . - -' . - '
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Impressive Military Rites
Conducted in Armory
For Salem Officer
City Sees Salem Spectacle;
as Cortege Marches
to Mausoleum
Full military honors with the
largest' formal official attendance
of any funeral-ever held in Ore-"
gon marked. the final rites for Ma
jor Charles Bolton Hamble, audi
tor in the offices of Brigadier
General George A. White here
Tuesday. Major Hamble died
early Sunday morning following
an operation for acute appendici
tis to which he submitted Wed
nesday. Chaplain Gilbert, from Astoria,
long a comrade and friend of the
dead officer conducted the serv
ice. Preceeding the funeral, which
was held In the armory at three
o'clock, the body lay in state from
12 o'clock. Four enlisted men
from the Salem company, Oregon
National Guard, were detailed to
guard the bier. Two other guards
men stood at attention near by.
Flag Drapes Casket
The casket which was placed in
the center front in the armory was
draped with the American flag,
the highest tribute that can be
given to an American citizen. Ma
jor Hamble's cap rceted on the
bier. Entirely across the end of
the armory were hundreds of flor
al pieces banked high. Tall stan
dards and baskets, wreaths and
sprays were sent by many in re
spect to the dead soldier. Oao
noticeable piece was a shield Of
red. white and blue flowers.
The 45 piece ISCth Infantry
band from Portland played two
numbers while the staff and field
officers of the guard took their
places in the center of the arm
ory. Members of the National
Guard and the battalion brought
down from Portland took their
places, all wearing the symbol ot
mourning for their deceased com
rade. Members of the Masonic
order, of which Major Hamble
was a member, came in. Chap
Iain Gilbert and Chaplain Blink
enshop of the 186th Infantry of
Portland took their places on the
Music Marks Service
The six guardsmen on duty at
the bier were relieved by another
detail of six and accompanied by
the 186th Infantry band. Chap
lain Blinkenshop sang a solo.
Chaplain Gilbert readya history
of the life of Major Hamble. Ma
jor Hamble was born in Bolton,
Indiana. 41 years -ago and came
to Eugene at the age of five years.:
He graduated from the Univeraily
of Oregon in 1908. He was a
member of the Oregon National
Guard for 15 years and at the
time of his death was auditor In
the offices of General White.
"Well done thou good and
faithful servant!" was the scrip
ture from which Chaplain Gilbert
took his text. '
A prayer was offered and Chap
lain Gilbert paid tribute to Major
Hamble as a soldier, as a man.
and as a husband, father and son.'
"The love of country is the great
est thlag of a man's life and the
devotion in life of Major Hamble
to his country stands forth in the
minds of everyone present today,"
said Chaplain Gilbert. He com
pared the life and death ot Ma
jor Hamble to the verse "I have
fought a good fight.-
As a soldier Major nam Die
left a record without blemish, he
stood true always and he had
lived and gone through times' in
his life whan characters are test-
ed said Chaplain Gilbert. 1
Salem Masons led; by . Elmer
MeKee. gao their perrice Md
Dr. W. C. Kantner led In prayer. t
The' Infantry band played as
the officers left, followed by the
guardsmen. . The members of the
Masonic order followed anu tne
as tne inraniry dho pju
Nearer, My God to Thee" the pall
fiearers eaiwiod the body of Ma-
Jor Hamble' to the hearse tor e.
taken to the-mausoleum for: its
fina-xesjinirplaee. -
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Power Companies
Inquiry Ordered
In response to a-request- from
the city commissioners, of Port
land the public service commis
sion has agreed to a conference
with the eonncil relative to prob
lems arising out of the investl
cation of the rates snd practles
of the Northwestern Electric com
pany and the " Portland Electric
Power comnanv. The
coniereucw -
will b -held in Portland on Sep
tember 15. ' . t
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