The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 14, 1928, Page 1, Image 1

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w Salem; Oregon, Wednesday Morning, November 14, 1928
SCHOOL 6UDGE.T oov to Make Goodwill Tour of SouthA
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Proposed 1929 Expenditure
$397,082; Committee Fin
ishes Labors
, Increase Principally" in Per-
sonal Service; Five More
Cost of operating ttaft SaleDn
school system for 1929 will be just
. , 22,08S.50 more than for the year
according to the budget approved
last night at the annual budget
'meeting. Total expenditure la
$397,082. The budget will be sub
mitted to the taxpayers shortly.
Members of the citizens' budget
committee were David .Eyre, chair
man. W. II. Dancy, William
Gahlsdorf, A. G. Haag and J. F.
Hughes. School Clerk W. HBurg-
hardt acted as secretary.
The greatest increase in any one
item, $13,000, is for personal ser
vice, including all instructors, the
tecretaries, Janitors and health of
flciats. Three new teachers in t!.o
high school and one each on the
- Junior high and grade payroll, and
a slm for the school dentist am
responsible for bringing the 13 2 J
tntal nil to 1277.874.50 for Der-
sonal' service.
Material and supplies will cost
approximately $24,000, an in-
crease of $2,000, $500 of which Is
for furniture, $500 for education
al supplies, $200 for water and
phones, $$00 for fuel, coal and
wood and $500 for the library.
Increased Insurance
Protection Planned
Maintenance and repair of
school grounds and property re
mains the same as last year, at
$6,000, but distributed different
ly, the chief difference being in
but a $300 allotment for Wash
ington aa against $2,800 last year
when the building was recondi
tioned for use. Just $1,700 is al
loted for maintenance of the ath
letic grounds and Leslie grounds.
School property' will, be insured
at $500 increase in cost under the
new budget, and interest on war
rants is estimated at $1000 more
than the previous year.
Win Return Bonds
Faster Than Before .
The new budget will carry an
increased amount for retiring in
debtedness of , $5,585 or a total cf
$81,582. This item provides for an
.j:tia.t in nnn v... nm
auumuuu f li,vuv icucuiyuvu ui
the old 1910 bonds, leaving a to--tajof
$34,6i0 to be 'paid In suc
ceeding years, and interest on this
of $1,732; redemption by $10,
000 of the 1924 high school addi
tion bonds, the remaining bonds
from this series totaling half the
original, $50,000; redemption and
interest on Parrish bonds and also
Leslie and high school alteration
Street assessment for paving i.;
estimated at $7,800.
Estimated receipts include
$315,500 divided as follows: state
Echool fund, $9,500; county
school fund, $62,000; elementary
school funds, $34,000; high
school tuition, $37,000; other
sources, $4,753.
The district tax was estimated
by the county assessor at $168,
427, covering the six per cent lim
itation, this figure coming in for
some comment by the school
board and budget group as pos
sibly a false basis in event that
the results of controversies ' over
'assessing bank and similar capital
should , lower the district funds.
District tax for redemption and
interest on bonds will swell the
receipts by $81,582.00.
Kf fk-iency Praised
By Committee Member
At the close of the budget
meeting, W. H. Dancy told the
board and special committee hi
believed the schools were carefully
conducted and that the city was
getting "a whole lot for its mon-
Following the budget meeting,
the school board held its reguia
session, the most important bus.
lness being a report of difficul
ties encountered in obtaining t a
clear title to the 21st street prop
erty which- the board recently
voted to sell in small pieces. Fol
lowing a report on investigation
of L Donald Mars, engineer, the
board ordered the clerk to take
steps to have Ihe city streets in
the addition vacated.
Barney-Cameron, high school
student body president, appeared
before the board to ask that a
caretaker be secured for the new
high school field and grandstand,
the board voting to place the mat
ter in the hands of Superintendent
George W. Hug and G. W. Smal-
ley, head janitor.
Protests Fifed
Against Utility
1928 Valuations
Protests filed by a number of
public utility corporations against
their 1928 valuations were heard
by the state board of canalization
here Tuesday. The 1929 tax will
be levied on the 1928 'valuations.
Utilities filing protests with the
state board of equalisation ' here
Tuesday Included the Mountain
States Power company, California.
Oregon Power company, "Knappa
Bwenson of Astoria, and the Port
land Electric company.
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' President-elect Herbert Carl Hoover is to spen d the time before
tour of Latin-American countries, according to an nonncements from
home In Palo Alto, Cal. Top photos
elect for the trip by President Coolidge, with inset of Hoover; below,
Janlero, Brazil, and right, Central
goodwill tour.
Conference Held With Pros
pective Appointee as At
torney General
Associated Press Staff Writer
Calif., Nov. 13. (AP) -Herbert
Hooter busied himself today with
the work of winding ud the many
personal affairs and details of his
good will trip that must be com
pleted before he leaves ms nome
here Snndav for San Pedro to be
gin the voyage to South America.
The President-elect started nis
day with a conference with Wil
liam J. Donovan, assistant Unit
ed States Atorney General, whom
he had summoned here from
Washington. Then he turned to
some of the many personal mat
ters pressing upon him and dur
ing the course of the day visited
San Francisco to do some shop
ping. v
Donovan Is'tfgarded as the out
standing figure of those mention
ed for the posrof attorney general
in the Hoover cabinet, tie reacn
ed here today, after flying from
Chicago t6 Kansas City ana
thence to Los Angeles, completing
bv train from the
Southern California city to Palo
Tha RRta.nt attorney general
has long been a friend of the pres
ident-elect and was one of nis
closest advisers during, the long
campaigns, both for the nomina
tion and election. e h
Hoover in the f6rmulation of his
plans during the heat ofeHie strug
thfc residency and the two
think similarly along many lines.
Their views coincide upon me
u. vio n-ntMration of govern
ment and business which the presi
dent-elect stressed in several
nhM dnrinc the campaign ana
kv. a-o strnnc believers in the
theory of adjusting matters effect
ing business througn conierenccs.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Nov. IS.
api in Marcus. Portlsnd
lightweight, Ucored a ten round
Hiiinn over " Robbv Fernandez,
Los Angeles boxer here - tonight.
Marcus had a slight snaae over
th iittl Mexican fighter who was
outweighed seven pounds. In an
other fight scheduled to go ten
rounds Ray McQuillan, roruana
w.itrwirbt. knocked out Jack
Carr, Los Angelesr in the ninth
round, v , . , '
Eddie Graham, Salem featner
wtrht. took a four round decision
over Johnny Topaz, Manila, Sam
Warren, Portland light heavy
weight, knocked out Steve Ster
lirh Alhanv In the second round.
and Jack Burbank, Portland, won
a four round decision over Johnny
La Rose, Portland lightweight, in
the other boats on the card:'
Weather Better
' Ships Leave Bay
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f API All steamers which had
been held within Coos Bay harbor
hv hai weather, were able to cross
nnt tn ' sea this afternoon as the
weather moderated.
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shows the snper-dreadnanght Maryland assigned to the president-
Plaza in Buenos Aires, Argentine,
They think of-
The Element of
Romance Found in
Modern Aviation
THE somewhat unusual ques
tion propounded to States
nian readers who are quo
ted iere Is Inspired by friends
who are assuming, perhaps, that
their own interest . in aviation
is universal. In the new con
quest of the air these friends
have found a glamor and ro
mance .that beguiles the fancy.
They talk of the air mail ser
vice, the importance of air
planes to the coming scheme
of transportation and of the
pure delight of soaring through
the skies. How does the "ro
mance" of aviation appeal to
others? Here is the answer:
ident of Willamette university,
said: "I am impressed with the
appeal which aviation makes to
young people of vigor and im
agination. The result in large
measure contributes to the pro
gress of aviation. I think that
young people who consider go
ing into aviation ought to be
P. A. EIKER, of the Eiker
auto company, said: "The
growth of aviation is bound to
continue. Perhaps it has lost
much of its romantic thrill, but
it has become an integral part,
of American advancement."
T. M. HICKS, 2146 State
street, said: "I think aviation
is gaining ground am. is one of
the big fields in future develop
ment, especially in transporta
tion and passenger service.
From the standpoint of pure ro
mance, I would say people are
losing , Interest . in -the ocean
flights and other once-Sppe
ing aspects of the-air travel, it
Is more of a business proposi
tion now." - ' ' '
lieutenant, coast artillery. U. S.
A. said: "At West Point all the
cadets are anxious to go up.
Most of them get more thrill
and romance out of the antic
ipation. There will naturally be
a lot of romance until everyone
is accustomed to aviation."
JAMES CLARK, visitor, from
McMinnvllle and student avia
tor, said: "There is all kinds of
romance to aviation. There Is
romance to all new things. The
most romantic thing about a v.
iatlon is that you can't get out
and walk home, in ease of
trouble." e?--....
- V. TrGOLDEN, of the Golden
Ambulance t Service, said: "Ro
mance in aviation? Off-hand,
I'd say that I dont know that
there Is. To the aviators X sup
pose it's Just hard work like
any other labor. No more ro
maneeio them thah driving to
thevua-4riverv on running a
train to a railroad engineer.".
: : C. N.: 1NM AN, attorney ln'tlie
Breyman building, said r t Av
iation has proven Itself a" prac
tical and valuable addition to
modern -civilisation. Sensation
alism has had little to do wltt-
the real -worth of aeronautics
or with attracting the interest
of the general pubHe. Of course,
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his inauguration on a goodwill
Washington and the Hoover
left,' Central avenue In Rio de
probable ports f call on the
Roosevelt Highway Will Be
Extended on South to
Lane County Line
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov; 13
(AP)- An active and extensive
road building program was out
lined ; by the state highway com
mission here today; the engineer
ing department was directed to
prepare for advertising a number
of projects which will be adver
tised for bids at the December 19
meeting, and other projects were
put on the, list for January let
ting. Highlights of today's meeting
Engineering department ordered
to prepare five- projects for De
cember letting.
Iteauests made bv delegations
for more than two million dollars
of road work.
Commission exnects to order
next month for January letting,
large piece or Roosevelt coast
lug n way work.
Commission will meet with
Washington highway committee
next week for final arrangements
making interstate bridge toll-free.
KooHeveit Highway
T fcjttend On South
Probably one of the most im
posing of the projects contem
plated will be the construction of
a section of the Oregon coast high.
way rrom Seal Rock, south of
Yaquina bay to s Waldport and
thence on to Tachats, all in Lin
coln county. This Will nrrv the,
highway to Cape Perpetua at the
t-ane county line. The commis
sion will meet-with government
representatives next month to dis
cuss this project with the hope
mac u will De advertised at the
January meeting, -t
Central Oregon is tn fare n
according to plans sketched today.
The commission ordered 16 miles
or grading .advertised on the cen
tral Oreron hirhvav frnn TTo-
per foBjtirretl ranch, and will
make a surrey-west of Harper toi
ward Burns in the spring. A del
egation today asked for the "Im
mediate stirrer, location and com
pletion." bf tha eentral frnn
highway. jThis would cost approx
imately 11,000.00. Preliminary
survey will be made.
Road To Florence , ' -
To Be Pushed Through
Work on the Sinslaw hirW
heretofore known as the Willam
ette valley-Florence highway, is to
oe pressea on as rapidly as pos
sible. The ' forest bureau will h
asked to prepare map details and
me commission will . endeavor to
close an agreement with th
Southern Pacific railroad with an
little delay as possible. .
Maureiania Has
Rough Passage
Across Atlantic
..CHERBOURG. Franca. Nov la
(AP) Bandaged - heads and
arms were In evidence today whea
the steamship Mauretania arrived
in tne vneroourg roads from Ply
mouth England, after a stouy
crossing of the Atlantic. Twenty
passengers and members of the
crew ; were more or less slightly
injured, ; . . , ' ;
Several of the passengers were
injured when thrown against waits
when huge waves broke over the
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Drainage Section to Occupy
Center of Stage in
Day's Program
Irrigation and Land Settle
ment Later Topics; Ban
quet on Thursday
Leaders in the struggle which
has endured through three de
cades to reclaim Oregon's ( arid or
marshy lands for agricultural use,
wOl rather in Salem today! for the
18th. annual meeting of the Ore-
ton Reclamation congress. Tne
sessions, held at the Salem cham
ber of commerce rooms, will con
tinue until Friday.
Today's sessions will be i devoted
to drainage problems. The ad
dress of welcome will be fiven by
Percy Cupper, ex-state engineer,
followed by the annual address by
Sam H. Brown, president) of the
Oregon Drainage association. He
will discuss "Drainage Progress
and Needs in Oregon."
Reports and announcements by
the secretary still follow. The
morning session! will close with an
address by Albert B. Ridgway, on
"Needed Drainage Legislation."
W. L. Powers of Oregon agricul
tural college will discuss "Wet
Willamette Soils and Their Im
provement." !
Flood Problems Up
For Discussion Today
The afternoon session will open
with an address by M. R. Lewis,
drainage and irrigation specialist.
on "Drainage by Means of! Wells.'
This will be followed by an ad
dress by W. G. Brown, oiu "Tide
Gate Design." V
Other speakers at the afternoon
session will include Harvey Hale,
Coos county agent, on "The Co
qullle Valley Flood Problem" and
Engineer Canfield, who will dis
cuss "Run-Off Studies in Relation
to Drain Capacities."
Reports of committees and elec
tlon of officers will conclude the
first day's program.
Mayor Will Welcome
Irrigation Section
The irrigation section will meet
Thursday with an address! of wel
come by Mayor T. A. Livesley.
OMn Arnispiger win give the pres
ident's annual Address. Reports
and announcements by the secre
tary and appointment of commit
tees will follow.
James M. Kyle, past president
of the Oregon Reclamation con
gress, wjll discuss "Sidelights on
Congressional Procedure."! There
also will be an address Thursday
morning by W. G. Ide, manager
of the state chamber of commerce,
on "A Program of Settlement for
Reclaimed Lands."
The state district convention
will be held Thursday afternoon,
with an address by Governor Pat
terson on "Reclamation and the
State." Rhea Luper. staite engi
neer, will discuss "Work and the
Progress of the state reclamation
commission." i
H. D. Norton of Grants Pass
will give the report of the iegis-
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Henry W. Meyers,, superinten
dent, of the Oregon state peniten
tiary, recommended in. his annual
report, filed Tuesday with the
state board of control the selec
tion of a' joint committee of the
senate and house of the next Ore
gon legislature to conduct a study
and outline some plan looking to
ward the construction of a new
penitentiary as soon as possible.
. Mr. Meyers requests- the con
struction of a new administration
building during the next bienni
auin at a cost of $5500. j
Other requests filed by Ir.
Meyers include a new power plant
at a cost of $33,000; metal tables
for dining room;, $2000, 1 comple
tion, of garage . started j several
years ago, $6000, improving and
repairing roof, i $3500; painting
$10,000, oven $2500, and. fire
protection $14,500, i - !
Mr. Meyers also has suggested
in 'his report the addition of a
second story to the garage rvhich
would . be arranged to house ap
proximately 100; trusties.) Such
an Improvement would cost ap
proximately $18,000. -1
J. N. Smith, superintendent of
the state ' home for; thef feeble
minded, has requested j a new
school building and hosiptal.
An addition to the chapel with
basement for manual training has
been requested by J.' W. Howard,
superintendent of the ctate school
for the blind. . , ! '
T3r. W. D. Morley, superinten
dent of the eastern Oregon state
hospital, said he would not ask for
any Improvements during the next
blennium because of i the depleted
condition of the state's finances.
Warnings Posted
For Small Craft
ASTORIA. . Orel Nov; 18. -
(AP) Small craft warnings were
xsted here tonight; following a
lay of intermittent rains land cold
gusts of wind from the north.
Smith Urges
To "Carry On" Despite
Overwhelming Defeat
Party of Bryan and Solid
South Stands for Liberal-,
ity, Al Asserts
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (AP)
Governor Alfred E. Smith told the
country over the radio tonight
that the principles of the demo
cratic party were as great in de
feat as they would have been in
victory and that it was the party's
duty "to carry on and vindicate"
the principles for which it had
"Now that the dust and smoke
of battle bars clearedaway."
Smith said, I am grateful for the
privilege extended to me by the
democratic national committee of
speaking to millions of my fellow
citizens and of presenting to them
some reflections of the campaign
just ended. j ;
"The democratic party is the
oldest political organization in the
United States, so well defined are
the doctrines and the principles
upon which it is founded that it
has survived defeat after defeat.
In the 65 years that have passed
since the civil war, only two presi
dents were elected on the demo
cratic ticket. No political organi
zation otherwise founded would
have, been able during all these
years to maintain an appeal to the
peoDlebrpnght to the polls on last
election day, fourteen and a half
millions of voters, subscribers one
more to its platform and renewing
their pledges to the principles
which it has upheld throughout its
long history.
Bourbons Almost Won
Governor Believes
"The verdict of the American
people last Tuesday was not a
crushing defeat of the democratic
party that some of the headlines
in the public press would have us
believe. On the contrary, let us
see what the facts are. Take the
popular votes:
"A change of ten per cent of the
total number of votes cast would
have changed the popular result.
Considering it, from the viewpoint
of our electoral college system, a
change of less than 500,000 votes
spread around the country would
have altered the result. We have,
therefore, the assurance from the
election returns that the demo
cratic party is a live, a vigorous
and a forceful one. Existence of
such a party is necessary under
our system of government. The
people rule negatively as well as
affirmatively, and a vigorous and
intelllgnt minority is a necessary
check upon the tyranny of the ma
jority. Experience has always
shown even in our small political
subdivisions that when the min
ority party is weak and hopeless,
grave abuses creep into the struc
ture of government and th ad
ministration of Its affairs.
Two Party Government
Is Declared Best
When the majority party be
lieves that it has everything its
own way, it loses its fear of re
prisals at the polls for misman-
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CANTANIA, Sicily, Nov. 13.
CAP) Scientists and non-Mnrt
observers agreed todav that th
demon of Mount Etna probably
uaa wrougni its worst from the
present 12-day eruption of the
volcano. They found, moreover,
that th loss probably would ag
gregate-about 118,500,000.
The work of reconstruction has
already been planned, chiefly in
the way of mapping out new
transportation routes around the
fresh lava deposits.
The Italian engineer corns.
which has been busy for ten days
found Itself confronted with an.
other task this afternoon. The lava
reached the road over which pass
engers had been ferriLJn auto
mobiles to trains on the other side
of the main lava stream. This s!rut
off that route of communication
between Messina and Catania. The
engineers started construction, of
a new road 150 feet below the de
molished one. The route is essen
tial for maintenance of the econ
omic life of Sicilys four million
In reaching the total damage
figures, nearly $8,500,000 were
allowed for devastation of forests,
about $3,000,000 for destruction
of agricultural lands and more
than $2,500,000 for Interruption
of traffic and consequent loss of
commerce. Destruction of build
ings, roads,- bridges, railways and
wire lines made up the balance.
Springtime Beats
Vernal Solstice,
Commission Hears
PORTLAND, Ore., Nor.
13.T (AP) A delegation
'from the open spaces of
, Harney county today met
; with' the .. Oregon -State
H 1 g h w a y Commission
- and presented : a petition
- for immediate survey of a
section of highway.
. "W8 will , do It after
'. the vernal solstice," ob
served Commissioner Saw
' yer, , who runs a . news-
- paper.' " "r
"What's that?" One of ;
his ' hearers demanded.
"What's . thejnatter with
doing it in the spring?"
Leon Toral and Mother.
Conception, Convicted
For the Death of Mexi
can Ruler
The climax of Mexico's most
sensational murder trial has been
reached with the conviction of
Ijeon Toral, young artist, and con'
fessed slayer of Preskleat-eleet
Obregon, together with Mother
Superior Maria Concepcion, who
was charged with being the "in.
tellectual author" of the crime,
Above shows Toral and the moth
er superior in the courtroom dur
ing the trial. The verdict may be
Favorable Outlook Seen;
Plants Here Still Busy on
Pack of Apples
Reports current in West Salem
Tuesday that the transfer of the
West Salem cannery to Reid Mur-
dock and company of Chicago had
been ;completed, were denied by
George F. Vick, an official of Uic
Pacific Fruit Canning and Pack
ing company, present owners.
Recent correspondence has indi
cated that the Chicago firm will
take over the plant and make
the improvements planned, but
final action will not be taken un
til J. H. Madden, Seattle represen
tative of the company, visits the
Chicago office. He is believed oh
his way there this week.
Three of the canneries of Salem
are still running on apples, and
at least one of them if not all
three will be going on this fruit
up to Christmas.
The apple pack of the Salem
canneries for this year will with
out doubt be the largest in the
history of the canning industry
here. For any one of 'he three it
is every few days as large as the
whole cannery pack in 1910,
which was. 80,000 cases.
The Hunt cannery is going on
apples, and will be operating on
this fruit for at least a month
The West Salem cannery is be
ing operated by the Northwest
cannery people on apples. :
The Starr cannery is running
two shifts on apples, and this
plant has steady going mapped out
for six weeks yet up to Christ
mas time; maybe longer.
The canned apples are taken by
me oaiery ana hotel ana res
taurant trades all over the United
States, and some are exported, go
ing mostly to England, where they
eater the same, trade. Prices to
the trade vary, according to Tart
The apples msed In the SalenTr
canneries come In car lot ship
ments, mostly i from the Med ford
and North Yakima districts; some
from local and other points. '
Apple canning, when completed,
will finish the long canning sea
son here, beginning away back in
May on gooseberries; unless there
shall be some small runs on vege
tables at the Paulus plant.
The apples go in large cans;
four times the family site,' or
cans to the case.
Explosion Fatal .
To Two Men WJio
Light Cigarettes
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IIARSHFIELD, Ore.;" Nov. lSk
(AP)- Michael Sumerlin, 66,
of! Bakers Creek; near. Myrtle
Pointy and J. J.- Landry.' of
Portland, were . killed yesterday
when dynamite caps exploded, set
ting off a box of explosive.
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206 of Ship's 328 Passen
gers and Crew Picked up
By Rescue Craft
Searchlights Seek in Vain
For Remaining Survivors
On Life Raft
By the Associated Press
The second night after the 3t
passengers and crew abandoned
the Lamport and Holt liner Ves-
tris in a sinking condition, .found
200 persons aboard rescue craft.
some of which were steaming to
ward port; 122 were still unac
counted for in an official conipiT-y
ation made by the owners of the
A lone life raft from the ill-
fated steamer Vestris and bits of
wreckage that might support oth.
er survivors on the wind tossed
seas off the Virginia capes were
being sought out by the search
lights of rescue waft last night.
Dispatches that filtered through
the ether from rescue ships said
that lifeboats had been found, and
in bne of them was the crew from
a seventh lifeboat which capsized.
The battleship Wyoming, which
had picked up some of the survi
vors, reported through a wreck
ing tug that all the life boats that
were launched by the Vestris had
been accounted for, and a message
from four destroyers that also
were continuing the search, an
nounced that one life raft still was
Terse Message Radioed by Captain
dimming to Shore Station
NEW YORK. Nov. 13. (AP)
A terse description of the rescue
work performed by the S. S.
American shipper at the scene of
the sinking of the liner Vestris
was radioed -tonight by Captain
Cummings of the rescue ship.
In his message picked up by
the radio marine! station of (be
Western Union Telegraph com
pany at Chatham, Mass., Captain
Cummings paid tribute to '.he
pluck of a man and woman who
were rescued after floating in the
rough sea for 18 j hours.
The text of the; message was:
"Arrived radio position Vestris
at 10:30 p. m., started search.
Cruised about until 3:40 a. m.,
when first flare, sighted 4:06 a.
m., first boat alongside. Rescued
five boat 8, all aboard, at 7:30
steamer through wreckage, found
man and woman In water.
Launched boat and picked up two
pluckiest people i ever met.
Eighteen hours in water. Steamed
through and through wreckage.
seeking further survivors, until
noon. Proceeded New York, leav-
ng several naval vessels at scene
of disaster.
(Signed) "Cummings."
Shipping Board Adopts Resolution
Commending Skipper
WASHNQTON, Nov. 13. rAP)
- The Shipping Board adopted a
resolution today expressing appre
ciation and pride In the courage
and skill displayed by Captain
Schuyler F. Cummings, and the
officers and crew of the American
shipper, in the rescue of 123 per
sons from the,-wrecked steamer
Vestris off the Virginia capes.
The life saving feat of Captain
Cummings whose vessel was the
first to reach the stricken Vestris,
however; was not his first rescue
at sea for which he received com
mendation. In 1925 he performed
a rescue for which he was cited
last year in a congressional report
by the house committee on com
J. Benner Buys
16 Acre Tract
East of Salem
Joseph Benner. general delivery
clerk at the SalemY posiofflce, has
just closed a deaKfdr a 10-acre
suburban Bocie site adjacent lo
the fairgrounds and.' between the
Garden - road and Sllverton higa-way.-2c
IThe ' purchase was made
through' Carey Martin, local at-
'Uorney, actln for Walter Baraga
wptriivoa &it vm., vu.
a Mr. Benner has oougni tne
prdtrtT as an investment and be
cause he has faith- in the future
expansion of Salem. He believes
the time is not far distant when
he can put into execution his plan
to divide it into city lots. Mr.
Benner has other holdings in the
city, Including a. 75-foot frontage
on South Commercial street which
he bought a short time ago.
Wottld-Be Slayer
Of Toral Suicides
. MEXICO CITT, Nov. 13.
p) Foiled in an -attempt to
kill Jose de Leon Toral in revenge,
for the assassination of his uncle.
Captain Jesus Obregon tonight re
turned to his home here and com
mitted suicide. He had been dis
armed when he drew a pistol at
the door of the cell In which the
convicted slayer of General Al
varo Obregon, president-elect of
Mexico is confined. ' "