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Generally cloudy sad coal
today; Variable winds. Max.
temperature Wednesday S;
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ARE you fortified against
rain with an nmbrelU m
Are you familiar with the
"point system to which Salem
high school students are giv
ing much thought and discus
sion? These and an hsterestlng
variety of- other topics are pre
sented today In Tabloid Inter
views as small part of the
Thanksgiving day mean pre
pared for Statesman readers by
' LOUIS BURG ESS." night "po
lice officer, said: "One of the
lads who came in tonight to ac
cept a free bed at the city Jail,
had a ppy of the 'Rubalyat of
Omar Khayham' with him."
' CLAUDE WADE, of the Roth
grocery, said: "Just look at
tbese walnuts we have received
from Louis Lachmund's com
pany. Did you ever see anything
finer In your life?. Light colored
shells even If they haven't been
artificially bleached, thin-shelled,
too; and heavy, full nut
meats. They're big, and what's
more, they are uniform size.
They grow some mighty fine
nuts here in this Willamette
valley.' "I know they do," the
reporter agreed. "Just look at
. B. E. SISSON. manager of
Miller's said: 'The employees
of the store are very much in
terested in the program of sing
ing Christmas carols each morn
ing from 8:45 to 9 o'clock In
the store building. The doors
of the store wlir be' fipened at
8:45 and the usual business will
be carried on after 9 o'clock. I
believe this Is the first time
such a project has been attempt
ed on the' "Pacific coast, al
though it has proved very pop
ular in New York city. Miller's
extends a cordial Invitation to
the general public to attend the
chorus program which will be
held each morning in December,
from Saturday the first to the
day before Christmas. And we
have got some fine singers in
the group, too."
bookkeeper at a local feed com
pany, said: "No, the sudden
drop of foyr cents in wheat
quotations is not due to condi
tions in Chicago; It Is purely
a local condition, a small flur
ry being caused In Portland
when shippers there held for
prices. The Chicago grain mar
ket has held fairly even lately."
RICHARD BAKER, president
of the Junior class of the sen
ior high school, said: "The
high school students are dis
cussing the proposed point sys
tem quite a bit, and-there is
plenty of opinion pro and ctm.
Personally, .! don't mind which
way it goesfor I can see the
faculty, point of view in propos
ing it: It will give more stu
dents a chance to enter into
student activities. On the other
hand, it wilrmean that the
bright and popular student will
likely have too much time on
Lis hands; further, It will prob
ably keep men off the school
teams that would otherwise be
good players." It is, however,
largely a faculty proposition."
WALTER B. MIN1ER. vice
president of the Salem Abstract
company, said: "I always car
ry my umbrella with me these
days no matter what the weath
er looks like. It might look fine
when a person starts out some
where and then be raining in
half an hour, or vice versa."
CONNELL C. WARD, deputy
county clerk, said: "Records,
have been kept here for so many
years thai there Isn't any room
left in the vault. We're taking
a lot" of papers that probably
will never be referred to again,
up in the attic."
Northcott oh Way South
Passes Through This City
Accompanied by Officials
Gordon Stewart Northeott,
charged with the gruesome
"chicken ranch" murders in Cali
fornia, passed through Salem- on
a Southern Pacific train at 7:30
o'clock Wednesday night. The
event caused no stir here, as the
tlrAr of his arrival was not an
nounced beforehand, and nobody
made a special trip to the station
to gaze at the slayer suspect
W. N. Coffee, pastor of the Free
Methodist church of Salem, who
was on his way home from Seattle,
rode In the same car with North,
cott and his guards. He said that
Northeott was a neat appearing
yonng.man, who would Hardly be
suspected of such a crime, except
that his face gave an Impression
of a cold-blooded attitude toward
his fellow men.
ABOARD SPECIAL CAR EN
ROUTE TO LOS ANGELES. Nov.
28. (AP) After three hours of
sustained questioning, . four Cali
fornia police officers were . still
closeted with Gordon Stewart
Northeott at 10 o'clock .tonight as
they left Eugene, Ore., for . the
south. The questioning of the
youth was done behind closed
doors of a compartment of the
special train car carrying the pris
oner to Los Angeles from Seattle.
Grilling Falls To
Break Youth's Story -t
!Northcott Is lying."iThU de
claration was made by Captain
William Bright of Los Angeles af
ter a one-hour grilling of the Can
. adlan youth. T ,
Northeott was told by officers
that his mother faced the same
fate in store for him. The youth
was said by the officials to hare
showed no emotion, leading to the
Delegations Appear Before
Governor With New Leg-
Localization of Previous Ef
fort Decried; General
. A mnmlltftr of
Delegations irum rr. Y
day appeared before Go vernor
Patterson with a request that he
recommend to the next legislature
the enactment of laws which
would prevent the wholesale ap-
propnauou .u - "
rnnnuies to the detriment of lo-
Some of the organisations rep
; j a i, nart in th cam-
resemeu wum. v -- ,, .
paign for the four "fish bills" de-
featea at me rewui c.v. .
Though Bills Defeated
T7.---.t tnhnnon. representing
the Multnomah: county "glers
club, argued that while the bills
providing for the protection of the
DeUhutes, Rogue, McKensie wd
Umpqua rivers were defeated by
a large voie v
tlon. . more ion ,
previously had signed petitions
.innr scrutiny of applica
tions for water permits. He said
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netitions iouicbicu f : ,
ers of the state were interested In
the conservation of Oregon s
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develop power for the develop
ment of California industries,
while power developed on the De
schutes river would be transmit
ted to Nevada. Mr. Johnson
urxed the enactment of a law
. ila Irani.
which wouia preeui i"-
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said such a law Is now operative
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any future legislation dealing with
uiAna in Onrnn
should be extended to Include all
streams and not. be confined to a
tew rivers. He urged a general
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Man Taken 111
Police were called to Investi
gate a case of suspected poison
ing Tuesday night when Ted
Stainke. living on South ZZna
street near Turner Road, was tak
en suddenly ill.
After partly recovering suun
k declared his belief that he had
been poisoned by drinking milk
which had been delivered at us
home that evening. The milk
was supplied by a farmer, not by
a regular dairy.
The physician who attended him,
said Stainke was not seriously ill,
and that he was not sure it was
a case of poisoning. The milk
will be analyzed today.
belief that he was without qualms
as to the fate of Mrs. Northeott,
Indicted for complicity In the
crimes with which her son is
The officers" said the question
ing will be continued at Inter
vals all the way to Los Angeles.
They expect, they said, sufficient
evidence upon which to base the
ground work of the prosecution,
will be obtained by the time they
reach their destination.
The officials doing the question
ing were J. R. Quinn. Albert L.
Kelley, Earle Red wine and Cap
tain William Bright.
Captain Bright Called , '
In After Two Hours
During the first two hours of
grilling Captain .Bright remained
outside the compartment. At 9 p.
m. Quinn opened the . door and
called the Lbs Angeles deputy
Quinn appeared at the door min
us his tie. collar and shoes. The
expression on his face did not in
dicate that he had learned any
thing not already known 'to the
Northeott, shackled to his chair
In a special train coach la which
he Is being rushed to Los Angeles,
chattered incessantly on irrelevant
topics earlier today as his train
was speeding southward, but
guardedly omitted making .any
pertinent mention 'of the four
murders for which he was indict
sd. The indictments charge young
Northeott with having killed four
boys on his Riverside, CaL, ehlck
ea ranchv - . " -v-
, Northeott today plainly began to
break from .his composure ot the
past two months when ho appar-
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Condemned San Quentin Pri
soners Attempt Desperate
Break for Liberty
SAN QUENTIN PRISON, Cal..
Nov. 28 (AP) An attempted
"prison break by four condemned
slayers aided by two long term
convicts was frustrated late today.
by Sergeant Julius Scheppler. The
four killers Implicated were John
Joseph Malone. committed from
Los Angeles; "Edgar La Pierre,
Oakland; Lou S. Lazarus, Oak
land; and Perry Coen, Fresno.
They were alnded by Howard J.
Abbey and Roy Cook, long term
The break, scheduled for to
night, had been engineered,
guards determined, by the - four
condemned men who drove tun
nels between two condemned cells
and another cell occupied by Ab
bey and Cook. Bricks from the
tunnels were stuffed Into mat
tresses and entrances to the holes
were hidden by beds.
Six dirks In leather sheaths,
several hammers, a crowbar, files,
saws and two grappling hooks
were found concealed in the pas
sages. Thirty-five feet of rope
for scaling the prison wall was
The - plot was discovered by
Scheppler when he investigated
the source of plaster found on the
floor of one of the condemned
Guards surrounded the cell block
and the prisoners were removed.
Malone, condemned to die Decem
ber 7 for a Los Angeles murder,
was taken to the condemned cell.
The others were - placed in dun.
Warden James B. Holohan said
the probable method planned by
the men included an attack on
guards tonight and an attempt to
scale the walls wherever possible.
Abbey and Cook, who aided the
four killers in their plans te es
cape, were committed . from San
Diego and San Francisco, respect
ively. Both were expiating rob
beries and both have long criminal
Eight More Now
Than Year Ago
Enrollment in -the Salem
schools was eight more on Novem
ber 23 than on the same day a
year ago, according to the second
month's report Issued Wednesday
from the office of the city school
superintendent. This year's .fig.
ure Is 4,848 and represents an in
crease of 105 students In the last
Enrollment by schools at the
end of the period was: Engle-
wood, 821; Garfield, 823; Grant,
290; Highland, 307; Lincoln,
188; McKlnley, 280; Park. 284;
Richmond, 281; Washington,
211; Parrlsh Junior high, 900;.
Leslie, 487; and the senior high,
1,086.- - -.- . -
The high school enrollment Is
14 more than last year and both
Junior highs show an-Increase.
For Five Years
t Eighty hop contracts, aggre
gating 7880 bales valued at $181,
080, ware filed In the county re
corder! office here Wednesday by
T. A. Livesley V company. ; The
tee for filing the ' contracts was
1202.89.' j: .1 :
The hop contrasts eever a per
iod 4t fire years, and all of tham
art at a flat rate of 18 cents per
pound. It was said that the quan
tity of hops Involved in the eon
tract is approximately hall of that
produced by the. various growers.
Salem, Oregon, Thursday Morning, November 29, 1928
(From Governor I. L. Patterson s
At all times and in all
places, men have gathered to
gether at the close of the har
vest to give thanks to the Di
vine Power which has blessed
their labors and made them
prosper. Deep rooted in the
heart of mankind is the in
stinct to make a grateful ack
nowledgment to a guiding
Providence which is above
and beyond the work of hu
man hands ; 4 - . , ?
Let us on this day give
thought to man's fellowship
with nature in achieving the
fruits of the harvest. Let us
confirm and strengthen the
ties of family life and renew
the bond of hearth and home.
Let us express our gratitude
for peace by extending the
spirit of good will to all the
world and for prosperity by
lending generous and kindly
aid to those in sorrow or need.
Let us give thanks for mani
fold material blessings by
turning our minds and hearts
to the things or the spirit.
BRUSSELS, Nov. 28. (AP)
The storm, after a lull, again be
came violent tonight all along the
coast. An enormous breech was
opened In a dike near Breedene
and Kursaal, Mlddelkerqoe, was
threatened with description.
Troops were sent te aid the in
habitants in their desperate bat
tle with the elements. The crisis
in the flood is' expected early to
The floods today were subsid
ing in the valleys of the . Meuse,
Sambre and Ourthe. Queen Wil-
helmina visited the. stricken dis
tricts personally to superintend
the distribution of relief. She had
some . thrilling experiences - while
traveling in a military barge and
at one point she transferred to a
two wheeled cab and was driven
almost two hours through a fierce
squall and driving rain. The wat
er stood 20- Inches deep on the
When her majesty at leneth re
gained the barge,, the ri." -"lid 3
and powerful currents rendered
the ' oarsmen helpless to make
headway and it was dusk when
the queen finally made land.
PUN FOB BUG
NOT YET 1I0ICED
Telephone Company's Latest
Move Indicates Construc
tion in Prospect
Officials of The Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph company have
not yet announced plans for con
struction of new building in
Salem, It was stated Wednesday
afternoon by W. H. Dancy, com
merclal representative of the com
pany here. .
In view of the fact that the
company this week purchased
from Joseph and Margaret Thiel
property on the south side of State
street between Cottage and Win
ter, - that the company has been
known for some time to be con
sidering v. -acquisition of larger
quarters, and that Mr. Dancy was
interested In having that part of
the city changed from zone 2 to
sone three recently, It has been
concluded that the company will
build on its newly acquired site
within a few months.
The site purchased is 70 by 158
feet. Just west of the alley, and Is
now occupied by a frame dwelling
In which Mr. and Mrs. Thiel live.
The price paid was reported to be
426,500. The deed was recorded
Any building that is erected will
have to be set back from the prop
erty line ten feet, this being the
provision included in the ordin
ance changing the zone.
Other improvements which the
telephone company contemplates
In Salem include the removal of
poles over a large area, substi
tuting underground cables.
DEER LODGE, Mont, Nov. 28.
(AP) Further discredit to the
assertion of Elmer Williams, a
negro held at Spokane, that he Is
Omaha's "hatchet man" came
from the sheriffs office here to
night. When authorities declared
that Williams was in' Jail here
from November 18 to 20, or dur
ing the period when Omaha was
Williams was arrested when au
thorities at Avon,' Mont., reported
that he declared he had killed a
man in Arkansas and wanted of
ficers from that state to get him.
A. check with Arkansas authorities
revealed no foundation for Wil
liams' declaration and brought
from him an admission that he
was merely looking for some one
to arrest him so that he would
have a place "to eat and sleep."
Mystery Veils --
Woman's Fate ;
Mint Foid Play
LOTJISVTLLE, Ky., Not. Jt.
(AP) A sift ot ashes taken from
the .; furnace In the apartment
honse In which Mrs. Ella Rogers
lived revealed a piece of bone four
Inches long and a half lneh thick
and what was thought to be a
heel of a woman's shoe, police an
nounced here today as they eon
tinned their - search for the 29-
year old XouisrUle " widow who
disappeared October 7. 1 -V .
. Wallace McDowell ot I Cincin
nati brother ot the missing wom
an, began efforts to , have Mrs.
Rogers -declared dead through of
ficial action.- McDowell, an un
dertaker, sought to have a curator
appointed to handle her estate'.
estimated at xze.ooo,' , . -
- The tact that the disappearance
ot Mrs, Rogers is not the first
that has occurred In the family
was disclosed by MoDowell. He
said ; that Rosooe McDowell; ' a
brother, was last seen .la Cincin
nati two years ago and has not
beenheard from : since, p-'
Savory Turk to Share Day
With Church for Hour
Union Meetings Arranged
In Five Churches; Spe
cial Music Due
Rim will lav aside the flurry
of Thanksgiving and the anticipa
tion of savory dishes lor at leasi
an hour this morning while many
of the townspeople bethina tnem
ttWM of the real spirit of thanks-
ririnr in one of the five churches
that have been designated by thej
Salem Ministerial association ior
the union services honoring that
day of thanks In America's early
history. Others will observe the
day at special services conducted
w rhnrrhes not affiliated in the
union meetings. 1
The churches in which the
nnion services will be held today
tin tn chosen with a view to
maklne it convenient for all
townspeople ifb-Jfattend some ser
mon, with ministers of a different
' hurch assigned to bring the mes-
tarA for tha annual occasion. Ail
union services begin at 10; o'clock
For the union observance, per
rons living in the eastern part of
the city will attend services at the
Knight Memorial Congregational
church, where the Rev. P. W.
Eriksen of the American Lutheran
church will deliver a sermon on
"Reviving Old Customs." Special
music will be Drovided by the
chorns choir of- the Knight Me
For those people living close to
the business center, services will
be held in the Calvary Baptist
church in the old Grand theatre
building on the corner of High
and Court Btreets. The Rev. D.
J. Howe of the First Christian
church will bring the Thanksgiv
ing message here and there will
be aDDronrfate music by the Cal
vary BaDtist chorus choir and a
special solo number.
The Rev. A. P. Layton of the
First Evangelical church will lead
the people of West Salem in
thankfulness, with a sermon in
the spirit of the day. Special mu
sic for the hour has been arranged
by the. members of the Ford Me
morial community church where
the services will be held.
The Jason Lee Memorial church
will be the meeting place for the
north side residents, with W. Earl
Cochran of the Calvary Baptist
to occupy the pulpit. Mr. Cochran
will speak upon a general Thanks
giving theme and special musical
numbers will be given by the Ja
son JL-ee choir, witn Mrs. sneidon
The sermon at the fifth church
will be preached by the Rev. Har
ry E. Gardner of the Jason Lee
church upon "The Spirit of
Thanksgiving." The south side
group will meet in the South Sa
lem Friends church. Special mu
sic will also feature the devotion
Thanksgiving evening services
at the Salvation Army, 241 State
street, will consist of stereopticon
pictures of the Hawaiian islands,
showing especially the activities
of the Army on the islands, ac
cording to an announcement made
by -Captain Earl M. Williams, of
ficer lq charge of the local corps.
The pictures and lecture are to be
put on by Captain Harold Boyd,
Salvation Army officer in charge
of the corps at Eugene.
Rafs Leap Will
Be Measured By
AMES. Iowa. Nov. 28. (AP)
How quick can a rat jump?
This is a question which when
answered, may lead to Improved
diets for human beings.
Martin Frits, instructor In psy
chology at Iowa State college, said
today that by testing the response
of rats to sudden noises, he hopes
to ascertain the effect of certain
foods on the human nervous sys
tem. The rats are fed a variety of
For working out his problem.
Frits -has been obliged to find
a method of measuring extremely
short lengths of time. By means of
an electrically controlled machine,
he has succeeded In measuring the
length of time between the noise
and the response of the rats.
Most rats, when normal, respond
In about two one-hundredths of a
second. ' .
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With Own Hands
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Nor.
28. (AP) Harrison H. Ran
dolph. 24, arraated near Fresno,
last night for the murder of lira.
Pearl Bnnnlcuf V of . Bakers
fleld mad it complete confession
to District Attorney Ray - Bailey
and sheriffs officers tonight. Mrs.
Hunnicutt was criminally attacked
and strangled to death with a
wire Mon&j,''-.. m"f
I ! don't know what made me
do it, but I did it" stuttered Ran
dolph tonight after mora than sev
en hours of grilling. - .
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HARTFORD, Conn., Nov
(AP) Coincident with
celebration of their 25th wedding
anniversary. Governor and Mrs.
John H. Trumbell tonight form
ally announced, the engagement of
their eldest daughter, Florence, to
John Coolidge, son of President
and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge.
The announcement was made at
a supper party held after the sil
ver wedding celebration at tne
Farmingtoff Country club.
It was indicated that the mar
riage would not take place before
the summer, thereby eliminating
the possibility of a white house
wedding. The ceremony, in all
probability, will take place at the
Trumbell home in Plalnville,
A reporter who went Into the
main dining room at the Farming
ton Country club after the form
al announcement had been made.
found places for about 2S0 guests.
At each place was a. card on which
were the words "John and Flor
ence ' nothing more tie was toia
that a late dinner was on the pro
gram. Young Coolidge hurried from
his desk in the central offices of
the New Haven road to Farming
ton tonight to be present at the
wedding anniversary of his future
The daughter of the "flying
governor" first met the son of the
president aboard a train on which
the Trumbells were traveling to
Washington to attend the inaugur
ation of President Colidge In
March, 1925. John, then a student
at Amherst, was on the train and
learning that the Connecticut chief
PTPnitiTfi and his family also were
aboard, went forward to pay his
With Mary Pfckford In com
mand as general chairman, the
Los Angeles advertising club has
as its objective a minimum of
25,000 illuminated trees for
Southern California this season.
The Salem advertising club.
with such an examnle to nattern
after, has no hopes f equalling in
number such an array, but the
Salem club is striving to make the
local movement-equally as impres
sive based on the number of pos-
siDie competitors in the outdoor
Letters are being mailed this
PRESIDENTS SON IS
ENGAGED TO MARRY
RuUs and Entry Blanks Prepared for Christmas
Oatdoor Nomination Contest
TREES, shrubs or the hoase may compose the decoraUv
objects, elaborateness Is not a Judging feature.
Awards will be made on the following basis t '
The most artistic expression of the Christmas spirit,
60 points. .'" " :-J 'W' 4:
IllnminatioB, 40 points. "
Decorations should be set at least a week before Christ-
Judging wfll be done Sunday night, pecesuber 28.
Grand Prize for the entire elty, S50 rash.
Three prizes of $15, f 10, and $5 merchandise certifi
cates will be given in each of the four districts.
District 1 ; North of Court and west of Capitol) District
2; North of Court and east of Capitol; District 8; South,
North of court And east of Caiptol; District 8; South of
of Court and west of. 12th street; District 4; south ot
' Court and east of 12th street.
. Court and east of 12th street,
Only residents may compete, although business firms,'
fctate Institutions and service clubs are urged to decor
: . ate an outside tree. ";'.' :
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
IS CRY I
United States Good Will Par
ty Pays Last Call iin
Battleship Maryland Pushes
on South After Warm
By CLARENCE DUBOepB
Associated Frees Staff Wrhrr .
SAN JOSE. Costa Rica, Nov.
28. (AP) Herbert Hoover '
brought bis good will visits to :
Central American to a triumph- -ant
close tonight and moved on -toward
South ' America- H4 had :
received a reception here such as
had been accorded previously te
only one person native or for- -eigner
Colonel Charles A. Lind
bergh. This was the first capital vis
ited by the president-elect, bat .
yesterday he had been acclaimed '
at Corinto, Nicaragua, and on
Monday was the guest of La Un
ion, Salvador, and Amapala.j Hon
duras. He Is due at Guayaquil,
Ecuador, on Sunday, for the first
of his South American visits.
10,000 Roar Greetings
U Railway Station
When Mr. Hoover arrived here
from the Pacific port of Punta
Arenas, he ' found a cheering
throng of 10,000 gathered about
the railroad station. He drove to
the United States legation Where
another crowd of 5,000 assembled.
They shouted "Viva Hoover! viva
Senora Hoover!" until Mr. and
Mrs. Hoover responded by appear
ing on the balcony to smile and
wae an acknowledgment to the
tribute from the clamoring crowd.
A national holiday had: been
proclaimed and all government of
fices and schools were closed.
Cheering crowds had assembled at
every little station along the rail
road, for the passage of the ape- .
cial train which carried Mr. Hoo- -ver
in the private car of the pros- v
ldent over the picturesque route j
from the coast. The train climbed
upward 4,000 feet to the pretty'
and progressive capital.
Political Factions . - ? .
Forget Rivalries . ; '
More than 100 prominent Tnew,r
members of the cabinet, political
and industrial leaders, bad 'met
Mr. Hoover at the port where be
landed from the Battleship Mary
land, and President Gonzales Vt--
quez paid the guest of the nation
the compliment of returning with
him on the train to bid him fare--'
well just before he re-embarked.
The most cordial sentiments to
ward the United i States were ex
pressed by both officials and the.
people. It brought to a climax
good will in Central America, af
ter unprecedented stiuatlona fer
the past two days when rival po
litical factions met, as never be- '
tore In history. In friendly fash
ion with the president-elect.
Peace Note Sounded
By Foreign Minister
Foreign minister Rafael Cayro
Quesada tonight said:
"Costa Rica is especially proud
and thinks It particularly signif
icant that there was no military
here in connection with '
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week end to 500 home-owners,
who are prospective decorators'
and each advertising club member '
"has been urged to ask bis neigh
bors and friends to see that their
homes are decorated. . ,
Rules for the contest are simple
the judging being based on adapt
billty of decorations to the Christ,
mas Idea and the effectiveness of
the -illumination used.
The advertising club here is
hopeful that the response to the .
outdoor Illumination contest: will
be so generous that the custom 4f
outdoor illumination will become
a yearly affair, i I