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old; Gentle i north '
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Monday 37; Mia. 13; River
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Salem, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, February 12 1929
PRICE FIVE CENTS
82 But Hard at Work
By 'Ex-Governor in
toe PROBE OF CITY
Six More Persons,. Including
Three Former Deputies,
Ben Getzoff Relates Insjde
Story of "Fixing" in
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 41 (AP)
. District Attorney Buron Fltts
said tonight that Ben Getxoff In
confessing; me pan o piaj
go-between for former district at-1
torney Asaf Keyes and alleged
criminals, had furnished informa
tion upon whlh grand Jury In-'
dictmencs would be asked against
six persons not involved in the!
. bribery trial finished last twtsck
and which concerned .tho seven
original defendants In it. .
"Getzoff is a rery sick man,
Fitts said, "he was only able r to
i hit the high spots today. Most of
i ine Hint us inui iuut
. . : ..i tin.- rAri
concerning the 'fixing' of the Ju
lian Petroleum fraud case, lor
which he, Keyes and . Ed Rosen
berg have been-convicted of bn
bery. He enumerated gifts up to
, 1151,000 glren to Keyes and two
prominent politicians. .
Prominent Lawyer and
Two Politicians Involved
Those involved are three for
de Duties under Keyes, a prom-
inejit attorney and two politicians,
well known in Los Angeles, Fltts
Corroborating evidence Is being
sought.' and I Fltts expects to lay
the whole matter before the strand
jury Friday. Indictments may fol
low Immediately, ne saw.
A. I. Lasker, millionaire, who
was convicted on five counts of
violation of the corporate securl-
tiM act last month, is under, in
dlctment. with "Keyes, .Getxoff,
Charles Belmer and Dave GetxdTf,
for conspiracy'' to iribe.
Threats Made To;
Do Awav With Witness
: "ikiuiii i conieuiun umo uw
been signed as yet. We are.holdlng
him under guard, as threats have
been made against him. A further
statement will be taken," Fltts
aid.' . - . ."- '
Lasker was questioned but Fltts
refused to say what information
he had given. Dave Getioff and
Mrs. Getsoff appeared at the dis
trict attorney's office late In tne
- day. Fitts said that they had de
livered important documentary
. evidence corroborating statements
Getzoff had made. v., t-f'
"No other cases than the Julian
'fixing' and the Lasker case have
heen investigated"' today." - Fltts
Getzoff '8 confession . came vol
untarily after he had been to sup
ply Judge Hartley Shaw's court
with Keyes and Rosenberg for
sentencing this morning,
INDIANAPOLIS,' Ind., Feb.' 11.
( AP ) E. 8. Shumaker, uper
inteudent of the Indiana Antl-Sa-learns,
was 3 taken to the
state penal farm v at Punamvllle,
ind . todav to becln serving a f4
iav untine imnosed upon him
by the Indiana supreme court on
a charge of contempt. ' .:
Shumaker left the city In the
rnatodv of George Winkler. Mar
ion eonntv sheriff and reached the
farm lata today. It was his sec
ond entrance Into the penal insti
tution.- He went there last Octor
ber to begin serving his sentence
'granted a pardon by Ed Jackson,
but on the day of his arrival was
then governor. -He paid ihe fine
nf $2260 which had been Imposed
and - was' released. ' - t:r....-;-"-;-".-
Arthur JU GUllon, former at
torney general who had instituted
the contempt charge immediately
filed a motion with the supreme
court asking that : Shumaker be
recommitted. He contended that
the governor -had no authority to
interfere with the contempt sen
tence which the t supreme court
had imposed. The supreme court
granted this motion and! ordered
Bhnmaker sent back to the farm
A futile appeal was then made to
the : federal district court for a
writ of habeas corpus. : which, if
maked out of the custody of the
granted, would . have taken Shu
state court. , .
- Must Register
; Order Declares
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 11 i( AP)
Demand that all Catholic priests
living in Mexico send tothe gov.
ernment within II days their ad.
dresses was made in a public an
nouncement by Acting-Secretary
ef Interior Canales tonight. V
The interior ministry's bulletin
sale-the action was taken 'ln view
of the surverslve conduct on 'the
part of the high Mexican clergy."
and was for "purposes of psblie
Hall - of Representatives Crowded for Hearing
: ,on Portland Home
TNJECTING bitter, stinging
Jl famous "Phone fight," Oswald West, former irovernor o:
Oregon, created a sensation
Dill 378, held before the house judiciary committee Monday
night. " v,r, l:lv:w-:r,--;'..:,: . :..:-;- '
With an audience that packed the lower house hall, with
his victim, Kenneth Harlan,
and with the city council of
: West flayed out right and left, and before he had ended his
Heard at the i hearing on
H. D. -878. the Portland "home
rale", telephone measure.
Ex-governor Oswald West
"Only God Almighty and myself
know the 'whole troth of this
affair. Some of my fast work
ing friends know part of the
troth; but I've got them n
together tonight and I'm going
to 'dynamite ; them. ,
Representative Carkln ."I
' am author of this bill and I an.
baekjng it because I feel that
it fm tor the best Interests of
the people of the state. -,
CoL A. E. Clark "The pub
lic service eommlsston is not'
able to cope with this situation.
The 'home role bill is the only
remedy to the exorbitant phone,
Mayor Baker of Portland
"The city council would , con
sider it" compliment If the
legislature grants it- this power
' of franchise, something which
we feel we shoold have. '
- Omar C. Spencer "This pro- ,
posed in the law Is not Justi
fied., It Is dangerous and the,
state is . risking Its power to
regulate public utilities. - .
HERCULES; Cal., : Feb. 11.
(AP)- Three men lost their lives
here today when a gellathi packer
In the Hercules power plant ex
ploded with a. roar that was beard
for 20 miles. A fourth man was
hurtled-30 feet by the blast but
secaped with minor Injuries.
, Those killed were packing gel
latin into cartridges when the ex
plosion :.: occurred. - They ' were
Amancio Freltas, 31, foreman of
the crew, Andrew B. Christlanson,
28. and Chris Anderson. 44, all of
Hercules. - Emll .Johnson, also of
Hercules, . was cut nd bruuea
when the concussion catapulted
him from his truck, 200 feet away
from. the packing plant.
. The blast came shortly before
noon. ; Windows In Richmond,
Pinole. Antloch. Rodee. Olema
and even in sections of Berkeley
were shattered. while the country
for ' 20 miles around was shaken.
. . Officials of the plant were un
able to determine the cause of the
fatal ' explosion as nothing' but a
few shattered- boards and ' other
wreckage remained of the packing
shed. It was thought, however
that a ease of the explosive slipped
from ' the hands of one of the
workmen and blew up.
200 Men and One -Xostiri
ROSEBTJRO, Ore.. Feb. 11.'
(AP) Two hundred men and an
airplane failed today to-find any
race of Ike Galbremth, World war
veteran, missing since January 21,
la the wilds of Wilson creek when
he left to gather ye wood."
' American : 1 e g ion : members
throughout the, day; continued to
beat the - bush ' tor -.the missing
man, while an airplane overhead
circled overa wide area in an ef.
tort to spot him. The search will
v Real Specialty .
. For California
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.
(AP) California does a
State railroad commission sta
tistics released today reveal that
there are 1.378, 000 telephones in
the state, 23 "to every - hundred
people. Of the 12,000,000: tele
phones in the -country, California
has C.C per cent, the figures show.
'" TTO OilCRTURNS ? t'
ANTWERP, Feb.- II (AP)
One ' of ten tugs attempting , to
float the stranded ' French steam
er Kerguelen in .the Roadstead
here capsized and sank tonight.
Five men were drowned.
3 KILLED WHEN BIG
P ACKER BUI S U
Rule Request; City's
to Oswald West
personal charges into the now
at the public hearing on house
Washington rate expert present
Portland intact before him. Mr,
90 minute talk, not even the Mult
nomah delegation had been eparde,
Both opponents and proponents
of H. .B. 378, which proposes
-"home rule" foi Portland in reg
ulatlon of telephone franchises,
had a half' dozen or more cham
plons ready to take up tleattle
Charges and counter charges flew
thick and fast throughout the eve.
nlng with those, backing the bill
charging inefficiency on the part
of the public service commission
and . those opposing the bill at
tacking Mr. Harlan and others
who desired the "home rule.
Work of Commission
The great night opened with a
brief statement by Representative
Burdick, author of the bill. He
talked briefly on the work of the
special commission apnointed at
the last .session of the legislature
to Investigate the telephone util
ities, and pointed out that this
home rule" bill covered ana of
xaeir major recommendations. Full
credit for the work of the com
mission was Klven to. Col. A "K.
Clark of Portland, who acted as
cnairman of the Investicatlns
Briefly, the bill nrovide t hit
the . Portland cltv council ahull
nave power to bargain with the
Pacific Telephone and Telegranh
company over the city franchise.
wmcn inciuaes levying of rates. "A
-w"1 whiub yroviaes inat the
cy can appeal to the public ser
vice commission to uitit in .h.
just mentsir the council ttt
iu explaining why he. a renra-
vovaure oi live Central Oreron
counties, should sponsor the home
rule bill for Portland.
said: he was one of the sponsors
of the telephone resolution of two
fears ago, and iwaaannoint!
the Committee, but resigned beH
cause oi rumors and ananioinn
He ; watched the nroareaa of th
committee and read its report
isuea 0y uiatK and four repre
sentatlves and the -attorney gen-
, -Burdick said he knew when he
n i run need tne bill that confusion
woma result and he tried to antic
ipate the mores of the opopsitldn
Agitation to have the
panies included came as Hnrdioir
expected, he told the audience.
uu nm otner Dlecea of loiBt.
tlon which In his Judgment meant
, tTum to Page J, Column 2.)
r behze. British Honduras,
. (Af) Dropping in on
Belize 24 hours earlier than his
cneauie . called , for. Colonel
wnaries A. Lindbergh, on' his re
urn flight from Panama to' Miami
with the Pan-American- Airways
mall,-j-put'ln the afternoon here
inspecting sites for a nerntannt
airport. He' brought with him
Colohel - John HambledoB wm
president,, of the PajuAmcrtmn
airways, and Lieutenant Christian
Schllt. whq has been given leave
ofabseuce from the "Marine corps
to : become Miami sunerlntendent.
of the air company. -.
The - colonel flew here ' direct
from Manaxua. Nicaragua mik.
ing the trip In six hours' and 67
minutes. An escort plane, piloted
by Raymond J. Merrtttv stopped
en route at Tela, Honduras, r
When Merritt brourht his ma.
chine down here, a few hours aft
er Lindbergh ' had arrived, the
keen eye of the colonel noted a
tire collapsing. Inspection re.
vealed a hall in It which probably
was picked up when Merritt took
off at Tela. .
The plans are to leave here to
morrow, soon after-daybreak, en
rouie lor navana and Miami.'
Power Boat of
i; Found Missing
MARSHFIELD' Ore Feb. ill
(AP)- A report "received here
today , from Gold Beach - said the
power boat owned by John Adams,
who Is now lobbying In 8alem for
a law - seeking; classification of
steelhead - as game fish, 'has dls.
appeared. 4 - ' ;7 . ; ' 4 : .:: .
A Curry county official -was
quoted as having said he believed
the boat. had been riddled with
bullets ; and loaded wjth . stones,
and that it now was at the bottom
of Rogue river.- ? ' ...
Loss of the boat is believed an
outgrowth of the fish war on the
Rogue Ttotti-rzHyry: t
Cupper and Simpson Retain
ed by State Board; Report
Due Within 15 Days
Investigation Made at Ser
vice Commissions Volition;
Public Hearing Likely
The public service commission
Monday employed the local , engi
neering firm of Cupper and Simp
son to investigate the condition of
the water furnished by the Oregon-Washington
company to its patrons in Salem.
The engineers hsve been-asked
to file a report with the commis
sion within 15 days.
' Members of the public service
commission said they had under
taken an Investigation of the wat
er here on their' own. motion and
not at the request of anyone.. The
purpose was largely that of de
termining what could be done to
obtain a more satisfactory supply
for general use, but the more ser
ious factor was the. dilemma faced
by local canneries,! Which might
be headquarters In the coming sea
son unless better water could be
It is probable that a public
hearing on the water situation
will be called by the commission
after the engineers' ' report Is
filed. It was stated, although this
will depend on whether the re
port shows such a hearing to be
The i commission had already
made a partial investigation prior
to employing the engineers. ,
ifi ray BUS FELT
Skaters Cross Sea From Den
mark to Sweden; Rhine
Is Bridged by Ice
BERLIN, Feb. 11 (AP) Life
foucht desperately to maintain
Itself in much of Europe today un
der rigors of winter weather which
broke century old records for low
temperatures. ' Many died In the
cities while huge snow drifts In
many sections, prevented knowl
edge of what was going on In the
Five men were drowned at Ant.
werp when a tug capsized. The
channel steamer Vine de Liege
sank- off Dover, England, with
malls and cargo. The passengers
were- carried ashore In lifeboats
Incased In almost solid . Ice by
Transportation of all kinds was
seriously deranged , and : in some
cases resulted in suffering where
ships and trains were lee and snow
bound.' : - -' ' . "'--
The river Rhine presented the
most unusual sight of an ice bridge
from bank to bank at the famous
Lorelei rock. Skaters have -crossed
the frozen sea from .Denmark to
Sweden. The cold was general in
the same extreme degree over all
Europ except the countries in the
DRIVE If! HOME CITY
The Salem campaign Is the cen
ter of activity at thej office for
raising the Willamette university
endowment. Solicitations in ous-
lying parts of the state has largely
been - completed, and - the closing
fdays of February will be devoted
largely to solicitation In Salem
and Portland. The intensive cam
naign in Salem will apen Monday.
Thomas ' B. Kay ' addressed the
chamber of commerce Monday,
stressing the money value of Wil
lamette university to the city of
Salem. On : Sunday special brief
talks, were given In IS churches.
A speaker will present the. needs
of the university at each of the
service clubs this week.
' ,?he- Associated
. The senate debated the Car
away ; bUi , to regulate cotton"
and grain futures trading.
VThe senate ratified a treaty
with China- granting It autono
my in tariff mattery - '- ; :
':V"2 :. : - ri - I
""A resolution asking the fed
eral reserve -'board to propose,
corrective legislation on spee-
: ulatlve . loans was adopted . by -:
the senate. - ' "
' - 't:-:-
' President Coolidge nominated
Arthur Batchelkr and Cyril N.
Jansky, Jr.. ,as members, of the
federal radio commission.
Levies on Tobacco and In-
; tangibIes Also to be Asked
B New Bills :
Revenue to Pay Increasing
Expenses Sought by
.State Legislature 1
Three tax measures, : designed
to raise $1,600,000 annually and
dispose of the state deficit, have
been drafted and will be Intro
duced In the house today. -
The measures arer-
1. Tax on Intangibles.
2. Sales tax on tobacco.
3.. Increasing gross tax on In
Introduction of these three
measures will be the outcome of
the growing demand for some
source of revenue to, lift the de
ficit and will answer the unpop
ularity of the income tax. Senator
Ed Miller is writing the general
sales tax measure.
Of the three proposed tills to j
meet the- deficit. In . a period of
two or three years, the tax on to
bacco is estimated to 'raise SI,-;
The tax on . intangibles Is In
reality, an Income tax aimed at
holders of many bonds on which
no tax is paid. In the tentative
draft of the tax on Intangibles.
an exemption of $200 on Income
is allowed. Considering that se.
entitles yield about five per cent.
the $200 would mean' exemption
from income of $4,000 so that
holders of securities in excess of
$4,000 would have to pay the tax.
The present estimate Is that the
intangibles will yield $500,000 a
Regarding the excise tax meas
ure, the state tax commission nas
revised Its first estimate to read
that It will raise approximately
1750.000. The monev from the
excise tax is not a deficlty propo
sition, but is for property relief
and la one of the recommends
tions of the property tax relief
In the excise bill Insurance Is
exempted, but the lawmakers in
searching for means to reduce the
deficit have decided to Increase
the present gross tax on insurance
premiums 2.2 f to v 2. &5 per cent
which will raise $100,000 a year
In the house there Is criticism
of the general sales tax of Sen
ator Miller. This measure -Is to
levy a tax on one mill on whole
sale, two mills on .retail, three
mills on amusements and five
mills on tobacco. . There is to be
a $5,000 exemption.
TWO POLICE SHOT
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11.
(AP) Two bandits held up
branch, office of the Western
Union Telegraph company In the
Mission district here tonight, shot
two police officers who were wait
ing in the place on an advance
tip, took the officers', weapons
from them and escaped. The po
licemen were only slightly wound.
The policemen. George Brown
and Mike Conway.' were In- the
rear of the office when the ban
dlts entered and commanded Miss
Margaret MeNitt. . the .clerk, to
turn over the cash.. Aroused by n
noise from the rear, the Intruders
dashed. back and shot Brown In
the hand and Conway in the leg,
Then 'taking the weapons of. the
Injured policemen they ran to the
curb- without waiting to take the
cash, and escaped In an automo
bile driven by a woman. - .
FORT MYERS. Fla Feb. 11
(AP) Thomas A, Edison, speak
ing over a coast to coast hookup
of It staUons on his 82nd birth
day, made in a brief -radio talk
tonight ' from his winter estate
Mr. Edison said: .
"Ladles and gentlemen:
This Is Thomas A. Edison
speaking from Fort Myers, Fla,
"This has been such an event
ful day with! so : many klner mes
sages from so many friendly peo
ple, that I find it difficult to ex
press my heartiest thanks. I am
still working hard, and I ask 'you
to accept my efforts as proof of
my affection, instead of words.
l wish I could Invite. all.uf
you to ' have some birthday cake.
but unfortunately we can't eat by
radio Just yet. Ill have to work
on that - problem " y 5
TWell, good-ntght, everroody.
Thank you and good luck.' -
The - Edison hour? broadcast
from f WJZ. New York and asso
ciated stations was opened by Mr.
Edison's ion. y Charles Edison,
president, of Thomas. A., Edison,
Inc. . -
BY PI OF 8 ITS
Oil GIVES BIF
SPEECH OVER RADIO
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President.Elect Hoover left
work on airplanes and Henry
Monday to Join with Tbomaa Edison in his 82nd anniversary.
LABEL APPROVED FOR
House Puts Measure to Stamp
Convict made goods shipped in
to Oregon and offered for sale
five years hence, must be labeled
to Indicate that they are so mdae
If the senate and the governor
concur In the house of representa
tives' approval of H. B. 230, by
Anderson and Henderson. Such
goods will also be subject to the
state board of health's regulation
as to fumigation. '
Representative Henderson ex
plained that this bill was Intro
duced following the passage by
congress of permissive legislation,
and was intended to rid Oregon
manufacturers from Ihe necessity
of competing' with contractors of
prison labor who have amassed
great quantities of goods made In
this cheap fashion.
In many states cheap clothing ia
made under this system, whereby
the convict produced $S worth of
goods a' day, the state getting $1.J
60 in return and the convict one
cent and one-half while the con
The federal law does not go Into
effect until January 19, 1934
Goodr made at the Oregon prison
will not be affected.
Secret Session ,
Held in School
.Two bills that Involve the pos
sible future of the principal edu
cational Institutions of the state
were taken up by the senate edu
cational committee in ; executive
session Monday night, ' They are
Senator Schulmeiich's bin provid
ing the creation of a board of re
gents ' to have ' full Control and
management of. the University of
Oregon and Oregon State college.
and Senator Bell's bill tor merg
ing the two schools Into one big
institution. r - ; r '
It was not learned definitely
what the ' committee's - recom
mendations on the two bills will,
be but It was intimated that a
new measure is under considers
tlon that will De
offered as a
Youth Kills His
Mother Wiih Ake
BOSTON, Feb. 11. (AP)"
James F. Doyle, ; 2 S, today killed
his mother, Mrs. Mary Doyle, 73,
with an axe in their Dorchester
home. To police, summoned by
neighbors, he said:
Banks To Be
Branch r banks would be estab.
llshed. under certain restrictions.
ir a bill Introduced Monday by
Senator ' Schulmerlch ' should be
come a lv.. The bill 'provides
that no bank or trust firm may
operate a' branch establishment
outside - the county in. which the
main office of the firm Is situat
ed, except in immediately adjoin
ing counties. ' -.fc.-v.;.,-.
No bank or trust company shall
establish any branch in any town
or. city' which! Is outside of .the
county where the main office of
such bank , Is located unless ' the
population of "; the town f or . city
where the branch Is to be located
less than 3000.
No bank of trust company sow
existing shall establish any branch
until. It has filed supplemental ar
ticles or incorporation authorising
of f fishing. Henry Ford dropped bis
Firestone tabooed the tire-business'
White Haired Inventive Gen
ius Celebrates Day with
FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 11.
(AP) Thomas Alva Edison,
snowy haired creative genius who
turned night into day, became 82
years old today, and received con
gratulations from President-Elect
Herbert Hoover, who' made a 48
hour Journey by automobile and
boat to bring his personal greet,
Henry Ford, and Harvey Fire
stone, old cronies of Mr" Edison,
Joined In paying tribute to their
famous friend ofnearly 40 years.
In high spirits, the octogenar
ian, who walks with a firm tread
and maintains S keen sense of humor-
despite the weight of his
years, went through an elaborate
program In celebration , of his
Arising shortly after, daybreaks
as is his custom, he faced a squad
of writers and cameramen for his
annual interview in the morning
and then at noon took the next
president, Ford and Firestone, on
a motor tour of this city. During
the automobile trip, covering five
miles, Mr. Edison and Mr. Hoover
received the acclaim of some 20,
000 persons who lined the streets.
To Tell Kiwanians
Of Lincoln9 s Life
Abraham Lincoln will be the
snbiect for the talk of the Rev
David Ferguson of Astoria, who
ill sneak at the Kiwanls eluo
luncheon today noon. Senator
Norblad c will Introduce the
Several Kiwanians from Astoria
will be guests of the local club at
the luncheon. The Rer. Fergu.
son is recognised as an outstand.
Ins sneaker, and will present new
lnternretatlons ot tne story oi
Lincoln's life, y O
Hicks Will Erect,
New Store Rooms
Construction of a one story con
erete building 52 by 89 feet in dl
menslons, to bouse two stores." at
44S to 4S5 Chemeketa street. 13
planned by T. M. Hicks, who Mon
day took out a permit' for . this
building. H. G. Carl has the cos
tract. The B. and ' W. parts store
will occupy one of the rooms. . Mr,
Hicks has. not yet rented he oth
er. Construction win be compie
ted by March 15. he estimates.
sueh bank or trust company to es
tablish' branches and accepting all
of the provisions of the . constitu
tion and laws of the state which
now exist or may hereafter . be
enacted;"'.' --'r.,i ; v
Permission of lUaks ';
v Before any-branch bank Is cms.
tabllshed the board of dtrectors
of such bank or trust company
shall make application to the su
perintendent of banks for permis
sion to establish such branch, and
such appUoation , shall be' filed
and published, and shall, be in
vestigated and approved or disap
proved-, by the superintendent of
banks, and shall be subject to ap
peal to the state basking board.
All branch banks shall have an
(Turn to Pm !, Oilumn i t
Governor Appears Before
Ways arid Means Com-
mitte of Legislature
Representative Kublr Would
Combine with Purchas- :
There is need in Oregon's rov-'
ernmental system for both estate
budget director and a state pur
chasing agent, Governor Pattei
son declared when he appeared be
fore the Joint ways and means
committee of the legislature Mon
day night to answer the attack of
Representative K. K. Kubii on-
the maintenance of these two sep
arate agencies. . ,
"The state purchasing axent."
said the governor, supervises all
state expenditures, subject to the
approval of the state board of
control. As a result of the activ
ities of this denartment hi-
have been material savin rs and
the per capita cosl of conducting
Oregon's institutions is less than
that of most other similar institu
tions in the United States.
Director Win Have
Big Task. Claimed
"There Is no doubt in mv min.i
that the budget director wilt be
busy, and two years from now he
will place before you a statement
showing how every cent appropri
ated oy mis legislature has been
Governor Patterson told the
ways and means committee that
because of good business methods
and economical practice' the per
capita cost of conducting the state
prison bad been reduced 12. a 4
during the past blennlum, and
that, the executive deoartmnr
had expended approximately $7,
000 less during the past two years
than during the previous blennl
um. He also spoke of the parole
system adopted at the boys train
ing scnooi which made It possible
to return to the general fund of
the state -on January 1 approxi
mately $48,000." f
The governor said that central
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WELL TEST DEPORTS
New, FHteration System Also
Under Consideration Says
Water. Company Head
Operations '- toward obtaining a
more suitable water supply for "
Salem are under war with a well
digger working In the neighbor
Qooa or Seventeenth and Madison
streets. Reports on the ennnlv of
well water will be ready about the : "
middle of March at the latest ae
cording to J. W. He! wick of the
Oregon-Washington Water Ser
"Tests of wells in several coni-O
munitles were made before the .
drilling began." Mr. Helwlcle said.
"The water received at the Ore- .
gon Linen mill well was the meet
promising for a city supply.: Of
course we may strike a different
strata and not get a suitable re
suit. Every feature will have to
be entirely satisfactory." -
Freezing weather has slowed
up the drilling work since It . is
possible ,to work ; only after the
bole -has thawed. The surface soil -M
the location of the drilllne la "-
gravelly - and contains a large
number of atones. , v . V
A filtration plant is belna- m.
sidered by the water company of- .
flcials as an alternative for tfe
well supply. The. Installation '
would take considerably -loner
than the wells and would be mere
expensive with little better r. "
suits than will be obtained front
good Fells, as shown by the in
vestigations of the company, i
! Weekly reports in letters to
Mayor Llvesley and the local press
are planned as soon as the mro-
gress on the wells becomes more
rapid. Results are expected by
the foreman on the digger wtfhia
20 to'40 days.' -
J . Swartz'Dies
At Age 39; of
James Swartx, St, member of
an ; old - pioneer ' Marion ' coanty
family, died In Portland, where
he-had -resided for a number -ef
years, Sunday: He was the son
of Mr. and : Mrs. Rlchsrd L.
Swartx, bota of 'whom died In
The family resided for years o
a farm five miles east of Saiem
In the French Prairie district. Mi"
Swartx is survived-by his. widow.
Mrs.TMa M. flwarU and the fol
lowing brothers and sisters: Miss
Esther Swartx and Ralph 8 warts,
both of Salem, and Simon S warts. .
Mrs., Grace O'Neill and Mrs. Belle
Goodrich, all of Portland. v.
Funeral services will be. held is
Salem Wednesday afternoon ;. at '
1:30 o'clock at the Rlgdon mor-
tuary under auspices of ths Elks
lodge. - . , , v