The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, October 17, 1928, Page 1, Image 1

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v Ooudy , and mild today;
'Probable 'rains;. 8 out
wind. Max. temperature
Tuesday 71; Min. SO; Jliver.
8outh winds.
; Ome " of the Statesman's
features Is lite panel
comic, "The Old Home
,Town. Introduce yourself
to It today on page 9.
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'7o Favor Sways Us; No Fear SZwf' iSTit
Salem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning; October 17, 1928
otorious Slayer Issues last
diaiemem in tmmnia
tion of Death
Efforts to Avert Friday's
v Hanging Continued De
spite Poor Success
Oct. 16 (AP) While Thomas
Hickman, the father, met the gov
ernor of California this afternoon
and made an ineffectual plea for
the life of William Edward Hick
man on the ground he waa Insane
when he murdered Marian Parker
In Los Angeles, William Edward
Hickman, the son. met newspaper-
' men n his cell and reiterated his
statement that he is normal men-
g tally.
fe - While plans for his execution
Vi ' Friday went on almost within ear-
w ' shot Hickman issued a prepared
Jf 'statement In which he explained
Jf bis motives for, the murder that
: last December revolted a nation.
A Simultaneously he expressed
fj horror at his deeds, asserted he
Jf ' had not llyed in Tain because, he
j ' said, be furnished a hideous ex
TT ample for American youth.
jfleporters Hear of
TVarped Youthful Ideas
Phattlnr with nnwinaturmtn
he slayer discussed his life and
bis early ambition to become a
Blaming "too much education"
for his decent Into crime, the
youth asserted that lack of spir
itual education in the homes
caused most of the crime in the
He told how his desire to be a
minister deteriorated later Into an
ambition to be what he termed a
"fiend Incarnate," Hying without
consideration or mercy to man
kind. He even planned to lead the
eareer of a super-criminal, mask
ing his activities under the guise
of a minister, he told the news
papermen shamefacedly.
Murder Experiment ,
He Tells Crowd ' - -
Money contributed by : his
church ho planned to divert Into
criminal channels. So warped was
bis mind he added, that Jils de
cision to kill a human being as an
experiment to discover his limlta-i
tlons culminated with the murder
of Marian Parker.
-"2 His execution for the crime, be
,J admitted, will be? a good thing.
It Will not ionlr'mniiMtnta 1im
V junlshmcnt for him as a murderer,
Tbut It will center attention on con
ditions that permitted him to per-
eirate he deed, he added.
Hickman went at length into
the mental and moral readjust
ment that accompanied his at
tempts to become an arch-criminal
and concluded with, a plea to
young people to cling to the Chris
tian faith and perserve in prayers
and bible study.
"I am really sorry that I pleadT
d not guilty by reason of Insan
ity," he declared. "I see now
where It would have been best if
Z bad stood up like a man, plead
eS guilty and made my peace with
Ood the way I should have done
and paid the penalty.
57 New Members
Enrolled By Y
Fifty-seven new members were
enrolled during the first day of
the fall membership campaign of
the Balem Y. M. C. A., It was
announced at the noon luncheon
Tuesday. More than one-sixth of
tba quota of J 00 was subscribed,
leaving lit for the 10 teams to
during the remaining fire
ays of the campaign. Dr. Carl O.
wttoney cave .a short address.
fhtdga Coshow will speak at the
luncheon today,
u Walter Socolofsky had the in
f dividual high score of seven new
members. Second highest enroll-
ment was obtained by E. P. Wood
f with six members. Team scores
ware not tabulated.
I The luncheon was' served by
I Jfrs. F. E. Brown, Mrs. Carle
Abrams, Mrs. C. A. Kells, Mrs. E.
W. Wolfe, and Mrs. R. Lee Wood. death under the heavy car.
Woman Swimmer Hopes
To Equal Zepp' s Record
NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (AP)
jjrs. Lottie Moore echoemmel
broke the monotony of her non
stop float la a hotel swimming
'Dool today long enough to grant
a strange interview In which she I
nficed a new-born ambition.
vtn f nn m Innr an th Rraf
i Ji" -w r
ifcPpeVa did.
Mrs. Scboemmel la not at all
' sure she can do it. although su-
continue to support herself in the
tustablaj element- without , touch
ing the sides or bottom of the
pool for a total of three days and
fights. This -would give ber a
jnr world's -record or. 7Z nura.
shattering the mark of 6S hours
bad - two minutes set by a mere
man, Jimmy Cherry, last Sunday
in Los Angeles. .
"How long did the seppelln stay
up?" was one of the young wom-
Girl Flies at Dawn to
Avoid Parental
Exclusive Central Press Dispatch
to The Statesman
A LLIANCE, O., Oct. 16. To
become an airplane pilot at
16, a girl must overcome a number
of obstacles. And not the least
among these is parental opposi
tion. But to Miss Kathryn Fall,' a
high schol student and first girl
pilot of Alliance, parental opposi
tion has been just another one of
those problems which the yonger
generation is so adept at solving.
Kathryn took ber lessons in fly
ing while her parents slept. She
arose' at 4 o'clock in the morning.
slipped out to the airport, and a
few minutes later was soaring
over the roof of the Fall residence.
Five lessons and then a solo
i Now Kathryn nas developed big
ideas about the flying racket. She
expects to have a commercial li
cense before ber seventeenth
birthday. Then she plans an at
tempt for the altitude record for
women, and also.a non-stop flight
across the continent.
All this from a girl whose
: friends spent two years in per
suading her to take an airplane
ride. Yes. the call of the air has
been heard by Kathryn Fall. No
honeymoon but one by plane will
do for her, she declares.
Y eon's Memory
Gets High Honor
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16.
AP)- Flags on bullidngs in the
business district of Portland
floated at, half-mast today as k
token of respect to the memory
of John B. Yeon, capitalist and
patron of good roads, who died
here last night. Messages of re.
gret and eulogy were received
from all parts of the north wet,
as the news of his death became
known.' "
Washington State
Senator Is Killed
COLFAX, Wash., Oct. 16.
fAP) William H. Kirkman "of
Walla Walla, Washington state
senator, was killed today, and five
members of his prty were Injured
when bis automobile left the state
highway near here today and
Iunged down an embankment,
Senator Kirkman was crushed to
an's questions as she came nearer
to the side of the pool after two
days and nights afloat, raised one
side of her bathing cap and dug
the white grease out of her ear.
"One hundred and eleven hours
and 38 minutes," she was told4
"Phew, and the. pleasant face
with Its healthy coloring broke
Into a broad grin. "Wouldn't It
be great if I could stay up that
long!" .
"Sometimes, she went on with
the eagerness for conversation
that comes from being more or
less cut off from the warld, "I
feel as though I could keep on go
ing indefinitely."
"Y. I do get sleepy but of
course there's no chance to sleep. 1
it's the' worst between t and 6
o'clock in. the morning. I yawn
for three ef four hours but fin
ally I fight it off and dont feel It
any more.V . -
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Men Who Brought Zeppelin
Over Atlantic Welcomed
by Crowds
German and American Flags
Flutter From Buildings
Along Route
NEW YORK. Oct. 16. (AP)
Two score of gallant men who bad
shown a new way to the commerce
of the air by their flight in the
Graf Zeppelin from Germany, to
night were the guests of an en
thusiastic city after a tumultuous
welcome In the late afternoon.
The largest city of the land
forgot Its business for a time to
hall the crew of the dirigible, sym
bolic of a new era In transporta
tion of passengers and cargoes.
At 3:50 p. m., the visitors were
landed from the municipal tug
Macom at the Battery, that small
clear space at the tip of Manhat
tan on which the skyscrapers en
croach as close as they can. Pa
tient men and women bad waited
since early morning at the land
ing and a chorus of tenthousand
voices was on band to cheer. A
light sprinkle of rain failed to
diminish the crowds.
Parade Moves Up
Famous Broadway
The grey office buildings bad
blossomed forth with the flags of
the two republics, Germany and
the United States, and from their
upper stories, as the parade form
ed and moved up Broadway, came
that paper storm which office
workers delight to shower on the
heroes who pass below them.
The mounts of patrolmen ca
vorted ahead of the automobiles
bearing the city's guests and be
hind marched Bmartly picked de
tachments of the army and navy,
The sidewalks were packed from
curb to wall and at street inter
sections extended further back.
The crowd cheered Dr. Hugo
Eckener, the commander, and his
sob who dared the storm to repair
the crippled ship. But it cheered
as heartily the. cook, the steward.
mechanics and all the others of
the little band. The last Germans
whom New York had welcomed so
enthusiastically were- Baron Huen
efeld and Captain Koehl of tue
airplane Bremen, first to cross the
Atlantic from east to west.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. (AP)-r-
Dr. Hugo Eckener expects to start
the Graf Zeppelin on its return
flight to Germany is about ten
"But first," he said today, "we
will fly to Pittsburgh. Akron, De
troit and perhaps Chicago and
some other cities."
in company with Captain Leh-
mann, his first officer, he out
lined the future of the huge Zep
pelin as he neared the reception
New York had prepared.
"The damaged horizontal fin
will be fixed by the end of the
week," he said. "It is only the
cover that is damaged. We will
be ready to go back by the end
of next week."
"With favorable winds be will
probably make the return journey
in three days," . Captain Lehmann
estimated, "but. it Is not safe to
make guesses." ,
Dr. D.V. Poling Is
Picked To Come
To O. A. C. Again
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 16.
(AP) "Dr. D. V. Poling. Albany
minister, and former Y. M. C. A.
secretary -here, will return to Ore
gon State college campus as a
member of the extension service
staff. He will become studio di
rector and chief announcer for
KOAC, college radio station.
Dr. Pollng's appointment will
not become effective until Janu
ary 1, when the new 1000-watt
station will be In operation. The
new station will feature a sched
ule of programs consisting main.
iy ot educational and service ma
terial, supplemented with special
campus musical and athletic
New Hampshire
Feels Distinct
Shake tn Earth
ASHUA. N. H.. Oct. 16. (AP)
A distinct earth tremor, accom
panied by a deep rjimble as
though of thunder, was reported
from several southern New
Hampshire, towns tonight,
. Although In none of the cases
reported was the tremor suffi
ciently severe o canoe damage or
alarm. It was distinct enough to
attract residents ot some of. the
towns effected to the streets to
aeiermrn me cause.
Houses , were made to tremble
lnKilford, Wilton. Amherst and
Mount 4Vernon as well as several
other smaller - villages clustered
close to the southern border of
the state. ', . . .
They think op
Salem's Y. M. C. A.
and Its Value as a
Civic Asset.
rOW that the Salem Y.
l C. A. is conducting
Tnomherehln drive, public at
tention Is centered upon "that
organization. ; In order to find
out what citizens of Oregon's
capital think of that organiza- '
tion and its value to Salem as a
civic asset, the New Oregon
Statesman asked a number of
persons that question Tuesday.
This is how they, replied:
mm worker, I said : i "Salem
ought to be t proud of its . 'T.
I have bee"n around the country
quite a lot and nowhere nave I
seen one that is doing more
real good , among the boys and
young, men. I'm a world war ;
veteran and- I know- bullet:
proof uniforms and all that
and I once had a grouch on all '
Y' workers, ; but that's all
changed. It's a new world and
a new order. Me for the Y'.
MARY HUFF, 446 Oxford
street, said: "I think the Y.
M. C. A. is a decided success.
There's one thing I hope will
be continued and that Is the
Salem Y. M. C. A. as the strong
asset it now is. That Is that it
be kept on its own budget. The
Y. will get-more if it is allowed
to solicit its own funds Instead
of going on a community fund
basis. The Y. M. C. A. invest
ment in the city alone is, worth
quite a bit to the city, let alone
the work that the r does."
prominent member oi the
Salem War Mothers said: "I
think the "Y" is first class.
The city and the people .here
couldn't do without it. It is
wonderful for what it does for
the boys and for the grown-ups,
too. The War Mothers hold
their monthly business meet
ings in the lecture room at the
"Y" and we're very grateful for
the hospitality and courtesy
which we have always re
TTJLLY, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, said:
'I'm thoroughly In favor of the
Y. M. C. A. I wouldn't care to
live ia a town .that .didn't, have i
a Young Men's Christian as
sociation. Of course, it isn't a'
mother' church nor is It to sup
plant the church, but it ig a
mighty and effective arm of the
church. All Protestant church
es have united In advocating
and working with .this organ
ization. Its four-fold program
for development of the body,
mind, spirit and social life Is
absolutely necessary in this
present civilization."
W. S. LEVENS, local attor
ney and former state prohibi
tion commissioner, said: "I
think the Y. M. C. A Is un
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SALISBURY, N. C, Oct. 16.
(AP) Carrying the nree'dentlil
fight of Herbert, Hoover into the
traditionally democratic state nf
North Carolina, Senator Borah of
Idaho, In a speech here tonight,
called upon the women voters to
prevent the overthrow of prohibi
tion by electing the renubliran
Suddenly chanrinr t.h
of his campaign trip, which fol
lows roughly the line of the recent
tour of Governor Smith, the sena
tor late today accepted an Invita
tion of Salisbury Hoover sunnort-
ers to make a brief speech while
traveling to Charlotte. ' He pre
viously bad planned to make onlv
one address at Charlotte tomor
row night but- after bis arrival
there be motored to Salisbury, 40
miles northeast of Charlotte, tn
deliver tonight's speech.
The senator at the outset con
gratulated the women of the na
tion upon their "activity and their
leadership in this campaign."
"Without the women and their
influence and leadership," he de
clared, "the 18th amendment
would never have been written in
to the constitution and without
the women and their leadership.
u cannot be kept In the constitu
tion and enforced.
Snow Settling
Down On Rocky
Mountain Areas
DENVER, Oct .1C (AP)
Winter made a flying assault on
the - middle and southern . Rocky
Mountain range states today,
spreading a thick mantle of snow
over the area as the; season's first
storm was driven down from the
northern states of Montana and
Wyoming -by rising temperatures
and sunny skies.
Tne greater part of Colorado
was blanketed In white. Moving
swiftly from thee north where .It
left a toll of one dead, and ham
pered air, : rail and motor trans
portation, the storm -belted the
Colorado - mountain and r nlatn
ireas ' and' made Itself felt' ia
northern New Mexico and adjoin
ing states.
G. 0. P. Senator Attacks
Smith on Immigration
and Liquor Policies
Al's Nullification Plans
Flayed tn Speech Before
- Friendly Crowds
Associated Press Staff Writer
RALEIGH. R C Oct. 16.
(AP) Governor Smith was as
sailed In North Carolina and Vir
ginia' today by Senator Curits, re
publican vice-presidential nomi
nee, for his proposal toward mod
ification of the prohibition and
Immigration laws.
The vioe-presidentlal nominee
spoke at Petersburg, Va., this
noon, and at Raleigh tonight. He
said that the democratic presiden
tial nominee had "forced" prohi
bition and immigration as issues,
despite the platform of his party.
Welcomed by friendly crowds
In both cities, Senator Curtis
launched vigorously Into his as
sault Upon Governor Smith. He
said the governor tried to overturn
the platform on which he is nom
inated and disregarded the votes
of his own party In congress In an
effort to put over his own pet
Dry Amendment Is
Defended Vigorously
"The prohibition amendment",
Curtis declared, "Is the result of
nearly 100 years of effort and Is
here to stay. Control of the liq
uor question is a duty which was
expressly delegated to and accept
ed by the federal government by
every state in the union except
two. There should be no attempt
to 'evade that duty so accepted or
to redelegate it to the states.
The senator declared that the
proposal of Governor Smith to
abandon the 1890 census as a ba
sis for, fixing the quota allotments
of restrictive immigration law
would.'-mean the entry into this
country of "thousands more immi
grants than we admit today
Crjowds met the car at Hender-
TCurtw appeared on the back plat-
form and waved a greeting and al
so shook hands with as many as
time would permit.
Reaching Raleigh another
crowd was on hand at the station,
giving the senator a cheer as he
detrained. A band played and an
automobile procession escorted
him through the downtown sec
tion to bis hotel.
The contract of the Sinclair
Crude Oil - Purchasing company
through which it obtained govern
ment royalty oil worth $33,757,
350 between 1922 and 1928 from
the Salt Creek field In Wyoming
today was held to be invalid by
Attorney 'General , Sargent, who
was Instructed by President Cool
idge to investigate the lease.
The -Interior department an
nounced immediately after receiv
ing the opinion that-lt would take
steps at Once to "carry Into effect
the legal conclusion of the attor
ney general" and prevent the
further sale of the oil to the Sin
clair company, a subsidiary of the
Sinclair Consolidated Oil com
pany. The -lease was negotiated' by Al
bert B. Fall, then secretary of the
interior, and now under indict
ment, on charges, of having con
spired with Harryi P. Sinclair to
defraud the government in the
lease of the Teapot Dome naval
oil reserve.
The ruling by Attorney General
Sargent was based on two points.
He wrote that he bad "come to
the conclusion that the contract
referred to has no binding effect
upon the United States."
The New Statesman
will ten la full detaU the
story of the Statesman's
(Teat cooking school,
which . Is to start next
Monday at the beautiful (
Ehdaore theatre.
Prize List
wW be printed ia full and
- plaa fete the- baking con
test 1 in which valuable
..awards will be made, will -be
reviewed. ; ..- ;,;,-
Rend the Green
VThen ,; ' V
Plan to Attend tne
i Statesman's 'Free h
-i Cookmg School
Cooking School Plans
Promise to Hpld Maj or
Interest for Housewife
President of Woman's Club
Names Committees for
School Period.:
' When: Monday, Tuesday, Wed
nesday and Thursday, October 22,
23, 24 and 25, starting each day
at 2 p. m.
Where: The beautiful, comfort
able and spacious KLsinore thea-
Why: To bring to the attention
of housewives, through the -plan
or Statesman service to its res a
era, the latest approved methods
in household practice nad domes-
tie science. .
What: The New Oregon States
man's great free cooking school
and home economics demonstra
tion. In which the Salem Woman's
clnb Is cooperating.
There, rather graphically pre
sented, are some of the most es
sential .facts In connection with
the great cooking school and home
ecnomlca demonstration, con
ducted under the auspices of the
New Oregon Statesman with the
cooperation of the Salem Wo
man's club.
That the school will hold the
major Interest of housewives for
the greater part of next week is
Indicated by the encouraging re
sponse the school is receiving In
all quarters. Scores of inquiries
are coming to the Statesman of
fice every day regarding plans
that are being completed as rap
idly as possible.
Committees Named
Late Tuesday Mrs. A. L. Wal
lace, president of the Salem Wo
man's club, completed appoint
ment of three committees that
will carry out the plans of the
club for cooperating with the
A committe on hospitality in
cludes Mrs. William F. yargo as
chairman. A -committee oh prizes
includes Mrs. W. D. Clark as
chairman of a committee to con
duct a baked foods sale. Other
members' will be named later for
each committee.
The club will have charge of
the big cake and pie making con
test that will be. an outstanding
feature of the school session.
When Judging of the entries is
completed and prizes are award
ed the pies and cakes will be sold
by the woman s club. All pro
ceeds will go into the club's
building fund.
Prizes Provided
Wordfrom Miss Dorothy Wil
liams," home economics expoert,
who is coming to Salem to con
duct the lecture cuorse and cook
ins: demonstrations, is that she
Is looking forward to the largest'
attendance ever know at an
event of this kind in Salem.
The possibility of entertaining
a large number of housewives is
assured by the fact that the
beautiful Elsinore theatre has
been obtained for the period of
the school. In addition to the
four-day school to be conducted
in the theatre, there will be in
teresting lobby displays and some
In addition to the latest model
Hotpomt electric range which will
be given away free of cost as the
chief prise in the big baking con
test, there will be at least a score
of other interesting prizes, many
are'' being arranged for with ac
tive Salem merchants by the Wo
man's club prize committee.
Graveling on Union Hill on the
Silverton-Silver Creek Falls road,
which has been one of the main
undertakings of the Marion
county road program during the
1928 season, will be completed to
day. F. O. Johnson, deputy roao
master, made this announcement
late Tuesday after a trip over the
"The rains held off Just long
enough." he said. "II they had
started in "earlier we would have
been out of luck."
Of the remaining road program,
the piece of road calling for the
most work Is on the road sme sev
en miles west of Silver Creek
Falls and almosr directly east of
Salem. It is estimated that this
will be completed In about 10
days. Work will be continued
here and elsewhere In the county.
rain or shine.
"Union Hill, four or five miles
out of Silverton, was the only
place where rains would have
stopped us?' said Mr. Johnson.
"Where we're graveling the other
road, we have a strip already put
through, and when we come to
patch roads that are already
graveled, we can do a better Job In
rainy, than In dry weather."
Three Prisoners
Break From Jail
Hunt Being Made
EUGENE. Oct. (AP). A
search was being made here today
tor three prisoners who escaped
last night from the Lane county
Jail. : The men were George Peel,
Floyd 8. Minnlck - and James
Ward,. The break was not dis
covered until this morning.
Two oae-Inca - steel , bars or tne
common cell in which the men
were held, .were cut- through, by
hack saws, and a heavy screen
pried off. A brother of Minnlck,
held ln the Jail, did not attempt
to leave. r - ; - - - . -
Miss Dorothy Williams, widely
known domestic science author
ity, who win direct Statesman's
great cooking school next week.
Economy of G. O. P. Adminis
tration Viewed Skeptical
ly in Address
SEDALIA. Mo., Oct. 16. (AP)
A challenge to republican
claims of economy in administra
tion of the federal government
was issued tonight by Governor
Alfred E. Smith, who declared in
the only formal speech prepared
for delivery before a Missouri
audience that according to his
Idea the Harding and Coolidge
regimes had been as "wasteful as
any the country had ever seen."
"They attempted to give away
our natural resources," he said.
"They have postponed and neg
lected the most pressing nejsds."
The democratic nominee ex
plained there were three pictures
he desired , to place before the
country, one, he said, was that
which the republican party would
liketo have the American peo
ple believe, ras4 'showing great
efficiency and great economy."
Own Claims Held
To Be Real Facts
Tne second, he added, was a
picture "setting up real facts
which shows that the government
is costing more this year than
when President Coolidge took of
fice," while the third he argued
disclosed the "republican lack of
ability, lack of efficiency and lack
of business methods."
The governor contended . that
republicans were "lacking an is
sue, and for that reason had at
tempted to put into the minds of
the people what "they are pleased
to term Coolidge economy" and
declared he regarded this as the
"grossest misrepresentation" so
far made. Further, he said that
Herbert Hoover, the republican
Lstandard bearer, had a "large
share in the painting of this false
picture when, in his speech of ac
ceptance, he said:
Hoover's Statement
Held Misleading
"By rigorous economy federal
expenses have been reduced by
two billion dollars per annum.
Asserting that "no more mis
leading statement could be made
in the campaign," the democratic
nominee added that Mr. Hoover
"knows better, or should know
'He knows, or he should
know," the governor went on,
"that the two billion dollar re
duction is the difference between
the peace-time cost of govern
ment and the war-time cost of
W 1W
Banquet for Drum Corps
Is Brilliant
Members of Salem's American
Legion drum corps learned at first
hand what their state and then
home city think of them from the
mouths of Governor Patterson and
Mayor Livesley Tuesday night ai
the banquet tendered them in the
main dining room of the Marlon
hotel and if their heads are not a
bit swelled today In consequence
it- Is because eloquent braise and
flattering appreciation cannot ac
complish that result.
Probably no more colorful or
brilliant banquet ever was staged
in Oregon's capital than that ar
ranged by Douglas McKay, com
mander of Salem post, for the re
turning drum corps, their wives
and a limited list of dislngulshed
Commander McKay, acting as
master or ceremonies, announced
at the start that there would-be
no ceremony. He added that, due
to the limited time before the re
ception and - dance, only two
speeches would be made and that
these would be limited to - five
minutes each. He then presented
Governor Patterson who, with
voice shaken Jv emotion, wel
comed the . triumphant corps in
me name oi uregon.-
Tdur-' state appreciates: what
yon have done and is proud of
yon," be exclaimed. "Further.
while you have come home with
Triumphant Legionnaires get
Warm Welcome on
Arrival Home
Throngs Cheer as Parade Is
Staged Banquet and
Reception Follow
ii fiaiAm talned In welcoming
home the drum and bugle corn -of
Capital Post No. 9. American Le
gion, Tuesday night. '
rrnm all soDearances the eity
entire population was at the rail
road station to Join In the spon- t
taneous roar of welcome that
greeted the boys' appearance
the train rolled In; practically
neaklnar. there probably waani
room for more than about ,
people to view the event, but
whatever the standing room capa
city was, that many were there.
Thousands Applauded
Victorious Corps
Every Inch of space for a quar
ter of a mile along the tracks and
back as far as Twelfth street was
occupied: and more crowds lined .
Twelfth street down to State, and
State street from Twelfth en
down to the business district, to
view the gala procession from the
train to the armory. More than
10,000 persons applauded, the
drum corps sometime between th
time that it debarked from the
train and the time that It dis
persed to prepare for the banquet
given in its honor at the Mario
The train was late, but that was '
all because Oregon people every- -
where along the route north from
California line wanted to honor
the Salem drum corps, adjudged
second best in the United State;
they insisted on the -corps parad
ing at every stop the train made;
and the waiting crowds here, In
formed of the reason for the de
lay, didn't mind it.
Portland Corps
Sirens Farewell
Oregon's weather did its part to
make the boys feel at home; a
light "mist" began falling Jus at
the train pulled In; not enough
to put a damper on the welcome,
but Just enough to let them know
(hey bad arrived. If the cheering,
CTpwdi wexent .enough rjr,,' . "u -'"
. As the parade which' forme at
the station proceeded d o w sr
Twelfth street the American Le
gion special train passed it. tbf
sirens of the Portland drum eorpf
sounding final felicitations te tae
successful corp.
Chenians Participate
In Parade
The parade was headed by m
police escort and the boy scout
color bearers, who were followed
by the Spanish war veterans, the
Salem municipal band, the boy
scouts In marching order, twe
automobiles carrying state, city .
and legion officials, a detachment
of Cherrlans, the drum corps, an
other detachment .of Cherrlaas,
and the cars carrying the families
of the drum corps members.
The banquet In honorof the
drum corps was held at the Mar
ion hotel at 8 o'clock. j
Keception at Elks
Temple Final Event
The final numbers on the wel
coming program to -.the dress
corps were the reception and
dance given' in the Elks tempi.
Officers of the Elks formed tbe
Informal receiving line.
The Elks orchestra played con
cert music, for the reception ia the
main parlors, and dance music
for the big ballroom on the sec
ond floor was furnished by Russel
neu tier's Troubadors. Both the
Elks orchestra and the Troubadors
gave their services gratuitously.
The ballroom and the parlors
were decked with large art bas
kets of yellow chrysanthemums.
and the ballroom was lighted with
shaded red and blue lamps.
and Colorful
second honors this time I predict
now thattyou will place first la
Louisville, Kentucky, next year."
Mayor Livesley was presented
and voiced, In feeling language,
the gratitude of Salem for tbe
honors won for this city through
the drum corps' victory. Ten
have placed this city on Amer
ica's map permanently," he said,
"and we a re 'for you every man,
woman and child in your home
Commander McKay then Intro
duced Secretary of State Hoss and
Mrs. Hoss, Brigadier General and
Mfs. White, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs.
Livesley. State . Treasurer and
Mrs. Kay, Budget Director and
Mrs. Sam A. Kozer.-heads of the
service clubs, Kudle Scholz. musi
cal director of the corps, Captain
Paul Burrls, df ill Instructor,
"Mutt"; Williamson, drum major
and "Rufe" White. The latter was
called upon .for a speech and re
sponded in such an outburst ef
eloquence as -seldom made the
Marlon's rafter's ring, r Hie
speech in full follows: -
"We thank you.- We are glad te .
get' home home to Oregon, the
finest country on God's green
earth.f,.. . , : s-i-:.i?'i.r
' Dram Major Williamson, in re
sponse - to . loud demands. speke
briefly of the trip and the won-.
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