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man. March Jt.5U
SEVENTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NO. 306
Sakm, Oregon, Friday Blornln?, March 8, 1929
: ' " ' ' - -rntiLK iivk itmtjx!
Two More Engine Companies
Proposed by Dancy, Com
, mfttee Chairman -
Council Member Outlines
Plans in Speech Before
Realty-Board J "
Addlffon ot two mors engine
eompan!eis.lyHthe end of 1930,. and
Installation of , an - np-to-dte-. fire
alarm, system are essential f ea
tares of the tire protection pro
gram for the city to which the
fire an? water committee of the
city cotincll - Is working, W. H.
Dancy, chairman of that commit
tee. told the Salem Realty hoard
at its "regular weekly luncheon at
the Marlon Thursday noon. ' With
this program realised.-a reduction
of insurance rates will be assured
for the city. ' 1
Adequate Protection '
, Not Yet Achieved - ; -.v
' I Mr.- Dancy pointeft tnt Wat de
spite the inreHtment In equipment
of approximately $80.00(1. the city
has failed to provide funds to pro
tect Itself adequately from fire,
He characterized the-two mill fire
tax voted two years ago as a most
constructive measure, saying how-
erer. that at the end of the three
rear period next year only about
100.000 would have been real
Ized from the tax and that more
expenditure is needed as the city
grows and houses are built closer
together..,. A hundred additional
hydrants are needed Immediately
to properly cover the city.
Fir 1 Underwriters
Mr. Dancy. In giving a brief his
tory of the fire 'department devel
opment In Salem, said that engine
company No. 3 on State and 18th
streets was installed last year at
the request of the state fire un
derwriters to care for the district
beyond the 12th street railroad
tracks. This engine honse Is equip
ped with one 750-gallon pumper
and a 600-galloo reserve. It is the
plan to use the reserve. pump In a
brick engine house at the North
winter Jefferson street and TFsir- j
grounds road triangle: which-the J v
committee plans to nave in ue oj
the end of the present year. The
prcond company now under con
sideration will be located In South
Balem sometime In 1930.. ;
Criticism of Local ti ," Z
The councilman, in referring tol
the need of a new fire alarm sys
tem, said Salem wse one of the
lareest cities in the United States
EOU PUT DF Heads Elks HflflVFfl Rll I !i SflFFTY OFIIICF ScenesWhcre Mexican Revolt Flames i VflfJ
ijra depend solely upon
for turning In alarms. V -
Walter Moffett. special fire In
surance man from Portland and
guest at the meeting, offered as
constructive criticism a statement
that the, Salem fire department
m inefficient In its work and did
not know how to most effectively
use the equipment now- at Ita dis
posal. In explanation he asserted
the firemen were careless In
throwing of water streams and
should learn first to find the seat
of the fire before playing the hose.
In this manner, he - said: more
costly biases be eliminated.
Walter May, city advertising
manager of the Oregonian was the
principal speaker at the meeting
of the advertising clubs of Oregon.
at Corvallis last evening. Mr.
May spoke on Advertising as the
A. A. .Rebentish, past president
of the Portland Ad club acted as
toastmaster and Introduced the
various clubs present. There were
62 present from Portland, 28 from
Albany and 14 from Salem". Those,
attending from Salem were I Dr.
Henry Morris, Mrs. Morris, Hal
Hoss, Stanley Keith, C. S. Reed.
Dean Erickson. Mrs. Erlckson. C
E. Thomas. Mrs. Thomas, Charles
Hagerlund. Ralnh Kletxlng. Leo
Kafoury and Walter Nelson.
The Girls glee club of O. S. C.
entertained with three selections
and Ted Roy sang several nam
hers, Sam Dolan spoke briefly of
the advertising value of a - win
ning football team. He referred
particularly lo the O. S. C. victory
over; New York last fall. He pre
sented some figures which were
furnished by Claude Ingles. '
This Coupon and five cents
will admit say child to See and
Hear the amaslng chapter play,
"TARZAN THE MIGHTY"
Friday and Saturday
I Matinees " r
t From Two Until Five --"
Added Reginald Draiy'i
First Talking Picture
"Red Hot Speed"
Vltaphoae Acts and . ,'
William Panics' named Thursday
night .-m exalted ruler of the Sm.
lent Elks for the coming year.
LOCI ELKS LODGE
Succeeds Frank Durbin, Jr.i
Other1 Officers Are
William H, Paulus was elected
exalted ruler of the Salem Elks
lodge and Frank Durbin, Jr.. re-.
tiring exalted ruler, was chosen
delegate to the grand lodge at the
meeting Thursday night.
Other officers chosen are: How
ard H. Hulsey, leading knight:
Harold 'Eakin, esteemed 'loyal
knight; Leroy Card, esteemed lec
turing knight; Carl Armstrong,
treasurer, and Harry Wiedmer,
secretary, installation ceremon
ies will be held Monday night.
The new exalted ruler-elect was
initiated into the local lodge In
he fall of 1921 and after serving
as assistant, esquire under Exalt-
nA Dulna n Tl " XT .111 n.
ed Ruler C. B. O'Neill became in
turn esquire, lecturing knight.
loyal knight, and at the present
esteemed leading knight. He
has been active in committee
work for the order and is given
much -of the credit for the show
lag Salem made in the? national
convention In Portland In 1926
Paulus is an active member ot
the American Legion and is pres
ident, cf the Salem Ad club: He
is associated with the Bishop
cothlng store as advertising man
Frank Durbin, Jr., retiring ex
alted ruler, went through the lni
tlatlon mysteries in 1919. since
when he has been - one of the
most active members of the lodge
andbas filled the various chairs.
The year, under his rulership has
been most successful.
Other officers who will be suc
ceeded April 1 include: Howard
Hulsey, loyal knight; Harold Ea
kin", lecturing knight; Jacob Fuh-
rer, treasurer; Harry Wiedmer,
EARLY CLOSING IS
Thirty-four business firms - in
Salem have put their name on the
dotted line Indicating their will
lngness to close at c o clock on
every Saturday night of the year
with 'the exception of Saturdays
in September -when stores will be
kept open until 8 o'clock.
.The petition is to be presented
to the business - . men's: league
when work of solicitation is com
pleted. Not all business firms In
the city have been interviewed
and grocery stores have purpose
ly been omitted from the canvass.
Little opposition .has been
found among merchants to the
plan ot early closing the general
statement being, that as much
business would be done in shorter
hours as in longer ones Aaron
Astlll of the A. A. Clothing Co.
has been active in the petition's
CUB IN FAVOR
Toy Que, Aged Chinaman
And Friend of All, Laid
To Rest With High Honor
Que- they - called '- him little
Chinaman for whom funeral serv
ices were held Thursday in Port
land.'. . '
. Despite his Age and his small
suture , and the : length of his
years, two ex-governors stood at
his bier when the last rites were
For years Que lived In Salem
serving as window washer, carpet
cleaner and In other house . work
for various families. here. For a
time be was" janitor at the Ladd
and Bush bank and at one time be
was honse servant . for Ex-Gov
ernor Moody. . i.
, Que had ' lived in Portland for
the last five or six years. He
counted among : his - Ultimate
friends a former governor, Ben W.
Oicott. . - - ' c -
, PORTLAND. Ore.. Mar. 7.
(AP) Old Toy Que, poor la gold
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Congress Summoned Into
Special Session; Farm
:r Relief Considered
Long Anticipated . Move by
New President Assumes
:. Definite Form
WASHINGTON, Mar. 7. (AP)
President Hoover cleared Ahe
way .today tor the solution of two
of the . three most pressing prob
lems before his administration by
calling the 71st congress Into ex
traordinary session on April IS to
consider further farm relief and
limited tariff revision legislation.
He also gave further consider
ation to the appointment of the
national commission which Is to
take up the third, and perhaps
gravest problem general law en
forcement with particular refer
ence to the prohbiitlon amendment
and the abuses which have grown
up around its operation.
These were only a few of many
questions which came before the
chief executive In what proved to
be by far the busiest day he has
had since Inauguration on Mon
day. He was able to keep his first
hour clear for reading his mall
and other work, but after that
there was Just one conference af
There was the usual break at
(Tlim to Pas IS, Column 8.)
Manaaer of Silver Falls
Timber Company Dies
SILVERTON. March" 7. (Spe-
ciall Sidney Ernest Richardson
manager of the Silver Falls Tim-
hr fiomninT'i retail lumner ana
wood yard In Silverton since 1919
former member ot tne ciiy conn
dl and nrominent in all cmc ac
tlvltles, died here suddenly this
morning at 5:30 o'clock following
naralvtlc stroke. He was 60
rears of are.
Mr. Richardson was born in
Ableman. Wis.. October Z3, i7
After graduating from the high
school in Ableman. he was first
emnloved at the Citizens State
bank of Ableman, but after a tew
years became associated with his
father In a lumber-yard ana gram
warehouse business la Baraboo,
In Silverton 20 Tears
He was married In 1903 to Ida
Mabel Key ser, and In 1909 they
moved to Silverton where until
11919 he conducted a farm -lm pie
ments store, leaving that business
to take the position with the Sil
ver Falls Timber company.
He has been in poor health all
winter and recently spent several
weeks In California in the hope of
imnrovinsr. - He had shown some
imnrovement : In the last few
He was active in the work of
the - Silverton chamber of com
merce, in the Methodist church.
and in the Masonic order in which
he held the Scottish Rite degree.
- Son. Widow Survive
" Mr. Richardson Is survived by
his widow and .a son, Philip, 18,
who . Is fai the navy; a brother,
Ted Richardson of Staples, Minn.;
and two sisters, Mrs. Florence
Ballantvne and Miss Rosalia
Richardson of Silverton.
: Funeral arrangements have been
delayed pending the arrival ol
. FIRM'S AFFAIRS PUZZLE
f PORTLAND, Ore., JMar." 7.1
(API Unfolding of the compli
cated affairs of the Fred'Herrick
Lumber company, adjudicated a
bankrupt, began today. : -im
but rich In' friends, reaped the
reward for a- life of -sacrifice to
day. . - - , -: i
Old Toy Que closed age-dimmed
eyes on his world of flowers and
cigarettes ; Sunday and thanked
celestial gods - for 100 years of
meager earnings hut much happi
ness. Then he died.
For old Toy Que. for 20 .years,
tramped the streets of Portland
peddling his flowers and - cigar
ettes and adding a hit of celestial
philosophy to any who would lis
He : became a . familiar figure.
His customers Increased. Dollars
dropped la his hand where before
only pennies clinked-But old Toy
Que remained the same and with
his meager coins purchased trink
ets for sick friends. He scattered
sunshine. -' "X::?t--s
, Today he was rewarded: His
Sailors Escape From Sub
marine S-4 With Latest
. Navy Equipment
Two Men Demonstrate Prac
ticability ; of New Life
ABOARD U. S-.-S. MALLARD
OFF KEY WEST,,FIa.; Mar. 7.
(AP) From a depth of 200 feet.
Lieutenant C. B. Momsen and
Chief Tornedoman Edward Kali-
nowskl successfully escaped from
the submarine S-4 late today. It
was the first time a man has ever
been submerged to that depth out
side a vessel and lived. They es
caped by means of the safety de
vice being tested out in these
Previously during the after
noon tne men naa emergea irom
the S-4 from a depth of 160 feet,
none tne worse ior ineir experi
Then the S-4 was towedVto a
greater depth. A sounding
showed: "by the deep 900."
Strained Silence Marks
Walt Above Sea's Surface
The S-4 crew began to lower
away. Presently a buoy marker
bobbed to the surface. There was
rather strained silence aboard
Five, seven, nine minutes
passed. Then alongside the bob
bing buoy showed a head, ar
rayed In one of the oxygen-lnflat
ed masks that made, the tests
One ot the divers was pulled
aboard a small boat as a cheer
rose over the Gulf stream. Then
in a few more minutes the second
diver poked his head above the
surface. Neither suffered ill ef
Lieutenant-Commander P. H
Dunbar, who has been In charge
of operations during the tests, de
clared that the apparatus was
success. -Today's tests concluded
the experiments in these waters.
HIT BY BAD STORMS
CHICAGO. March 7.(AP)
Rldinr on the crest ef a destruc
tive west wind, winter made
brief sortie on the midwest last
night and ' early today, causing
several hundred thousand dollars
of property loss and personal In
juries. Sub-zero temperatures pre
vailed over many sections of the
northwest, but tonight they were
More than 10 persons were in
jured, most of them in Cricago,
while most of the property dam'
age was . caused . at Tomahawk,
Wis., where the wind fanned a
fire through the business section.
causing a loss estimated at 8600,
NEW YORK,' March T. (AP)
A dying winter took on a new
lease of life today and went on
the rampage over some of the
northeastern states and eastern
Canada, causing at least three
deaths, scores of Injuries and seri
ous, damage to property. . ,
A 00 mile gale drove the In
bound Lamport and Holt liner
Van Dyck, sister ship ot the lost
Vestris, aground on Governor1
island 'In upper New -York bay,
but several hours later the vessel
was named on tne mna ny ten
tugs and docked with her 24
passengers from south America
The gale swept throughout New
York Clty, blowing a 15-foot
smoke! stack from the top of the
16-story Claridge hotel la Times
Square, and ripping a section of
sheet iron from the roof ot the
Long Island railroad freight sta
tion In Brooklyn. The falling
metal l fractured one woman's
skull. In the collapse of the hotel
chimney no one was Injured. '
By Service Body
Tariffs providing for an In
crease of '25 per cent in the rates
of -the . Yamhill County Mutual
Telephone company were suspendr
ed by the public service commis
sion today for a, period of six
months. The proposed new rates
were to become effective April 1
of, this year.
The proposed Increase in rates
would affect the town ot Dayton.
The order of the public service
commission - requires officials ot
the telephone company to appear
and show cause why the tempo
rary suspension of the rates
should not be made permanent.
CENSORSHIP LIFTED - -MEXICO
CITY, March 7. r
(AP) The cable . censorship Im
posed by the . federal government
on Sunday alght because of "the
revolution; was - lifted at 6:20
' m., (7:20 eastern , standard
time). ton.lghW .Jif'rJJJ
t. -- r t r
a .V s
i ''4 '
Views -frojn Mexican states, snapped Just before the outbreak of the'Dreaenl: rToIitinn hMvimir wKam
(tie outbreaks are taking place and
Top photo shows a type- of armored
chine guns are mounted in the cupola. Below, a pilot car attached to all flrst-claas trains since the at.
tempt to blow up President Emlllo Portee Gil. On the left is an Aaruascalleutes brewery, net on fire bv
a recent rebel raid and which burned for two days before the stored
HAS REAL SHAKEUP
Childs Chain Sees New Board 1
of Directors; Policies
to be Changed
NEW YORK, Mar. 7. (AP)--
Nine millionaires were elected to
day to dlrept the desttnles of the
Childs restaurants, six members
of the Childs family being re
moved to make way for them.
At the -company's annual meet
ing a long drawn battle over menu
and management policies reached
its climax in a skirmish of proxies
that resulted in severing all con
nectlons between the 115 restau
rants of the Childs system and the
persons whose name that system
There was one chance that to
day's actions might be nullified
font even William Childs himself,
co-founder ' and chairman of the
company, placed little hope in It.
The faction opposed to the
Childs family, headed by William
A. Barber, filed proxies which
they said .accounted for 260,000
shares of the company's 411,000
shares of , voting: stock, and for
the purposes of , the meeting the
Childs taction conceded them a
majority, subject to challenge
when the official count should be
If the Barber proxies-could be
cut down to 205.000, or less than
majority, then no quorum
would have been established and
all today's actions would be void
But only the younger members of
the Childs faction expressed even
slight confidence of reinstate
ment by such means.
The directors deposed today
were William Childs, his wife, his
two brothers and his two neph
ews. The new board elected eon-
Meeds, Jr., of the New York bank
ing bouse of Laird, Blasell and
Meeds; Clement R. Ford, of the
Boston and New York banking
houses of Tucker, Anthony .and
Company; LeRoy W. Baldwin.
president of the Empire Trust
company; 8. WIIHard Smith, a
former Childs president recently
deposed- by William' Childs; Au
gustus Nulls, managing director
of the Waldorf Astoria hotel; Ra
mon O. Williams, Richard M. Al
lerton and Cecil F. Gordon.
It ' was announced that Smith
would resume the presidency and
it was intimated that the post of
cnairman, created, tor William
Childs last. year, would be abol
Group to Hold
Me e ting To da y
PORTLAND. Mar. 7.- fAP)
Bias on many road projects will
be opened by the state hichway
commission tomorrow and a dele.
gatlon : probably will appear to
boost the proposed Yellowstone
cutoff, between Lakeviesr and
Burns, via Paisley. ';-
California ?, Is asking that this
road be completed to enable north
bound traffic a shorter route to
Yellowstone park. ' -
It is also expected that requests
will be made to have the commis
sion order a survey between Port
land and the Oregon ' coast high
way on the most logical routed
" Only Criteria
Results are the only true cri
teria of the success of advertising,
Douglas O. McPhee told the Salem
Ad club in substance .Thursday
noon In addressing the group on
"Advertising as Seen from the
Editor's Desk.- j .' .
Mr. MePhee is managing editor
of Western Advertising, Pacific
coast publication devoted to adver.
Using, and from-his experience in
this capacity he was ab!e to give
the ad-men much valuable Infor
mation and Insight Into the buei-
i ' 'II
s- I i
some of the met tods used by the federal government to combat them.
car nsed on tit railroads in the biindlt.infeitd ataf nf Iuim. nr..
Stayton Woman is
In AntO Smashap
With Cult Leader
PALO ALTO, Cel., Mar. l!
(AP) W. E. Riker, foun.
dor of a religious cult with
headquarters at Holy City in
the Santa Cms mountains,
was a principal in an auto,
mobile accident today. Hik
er's car collided with a ma.
chine occupied by Mrs. J. H.
Mlseler of StaytOh, Ore., and
R. D. McElroy of the Aptos
state hospital. Mrs. Mlssler
was thrown out of the ma
chine, receiving lacerations
of the face and legs. She was
treated at a hospital here.
The accident occurred on the
state highway two miles
Math of Palo Alto.
ROUTE IS DIFFICULT
Shall the -main market road be
tween Silverton and Victor Point
extend along the route to the
south and west of Silver Creek, or
shall It be along the so-called Sil
ver Creek canyon route on the
other side of the creek, or shall
both routes be maintained?
Such Is the question, that faces
the Marlon county court, two
lengthy petitions having been filed
with the court Thursday in support
of a previous petition for the high.
er route south and west of the
creek. Each petition claims that
the higher route Is "Better than
the canyon route." One of the pe
titions comes from Silverton, hav
ing been signed by numerous bus
iness men there, and the other
from the vicinity of Victor Point.
Five full sited pages covered
with signatures are contained in
the two petitions.
The county court will begin
looking over the various proposed
roads in the county within the
next few days, it was announced
at. the court Thursday. Unofficial
rumor has It' that nearly all the
market roads for which petitions
are now on file, are destined to
be placed on "the five-year road
building program which the coun
ty is to start thing spring.
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By L. A. Officers
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 7. .AP)
Don Grant, 19, brother of Dick.
e Grant, for whose kidnaping
Henry Palmer Is held In the coun
ty jail here, today was the object
of police- search upon the request
ot the father of the boys, W. J.
Grant, painting contractor. -
Don Grant disappeared yester
day. The reported cause of his
departure was a series of occur!
rences whclh he blamed upon him
self in a letter left for his par
ents. ... :' " ... -
Dickie Grant, 11. who was tak
en from, his home last December,
was" returned here "a week ago
from Roswell, N. M., where he
was found with Palmer.
OF MA N
Sclidiiled Defeat of M&fe
- Stewart Talces Place ait;
WHITING, Ind.. Mar. 7. (AP)
Colonel Robert W. Stewart lost
his long fought battle today with
John D. Rockefeller; Jr., to re
tain his $126,000 a year position
as "chairman ot. the board of the
SUndard Oil company of Indiana.
Mr. Stewart ' went down to a
defeat even fore deelseve c than
had beenr predicted by the Rocke
feller group, which had demanded
his resignation because ot alleged
"moral unfitness" but he left the
annual stockholders meeting with
the plaudits of the record gather,
ing ringing In his ears. ,r
The position ot chairman, from
which Colonel Stewart was ousted
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liquors were consumed. .
Expediting Decision on $5 a
Day Expense Commit
Mandamus proceedings to com
pel the secretary of Btate and state
treasurer to honor the expense
claims of legislators of $5 per. day
and dismissal of the injunction
suit filed last week seeking to
prevent payment of the claims.
were the proposals made In the
interests of expediting a decision.
Thursday by the legislature's spe
cial committee in charge of this
The resolution authorizing- the
paymenr. or as per day expense
mcney to each of the legislators
in attendance at the IS 29 se&iios
vas p&ei'3 14 the housa -with only
11 dlsseat.ag votes. It then was
ten i to. me senate, wsere it was
approved last Saturday. Before
the resolution .reached- the state
department proceetii&as were filed
In tee circuit court here to enjoin
toe secretary .of etate and state
treasurer from issuing or honor
ing the variants. ,
Appeal Is Certain
The proposal te dismiss the in
junction proceedings and substi
tute the mandamus action was
made by Senator Moser and Rep
resentative Lonergan of Multno
mah county, who were selected to
defend the resolution in the
courts. It was made plain by Sen
ator Moser and Representative
Lon6rgan that the case would be
appealed to the supreme court re-i
gardless of any decision that
might be handed down by Jude
L. H. McMahan. who siened the
'Members ot the legislature do
not want the expense moner if it
Is Illegal," said Moser, "but if it
is legal they feel - that they are
entitled to it."
Custer Ar Ross, attorney tor W.
a. jones who tiled the injunction
proceeding, has taken up the pro
posal oi ue iegisiative commit
tee wun jus client. Mr. Ross said
He informed Senator Moser that
he would not dismiss the Injunc
tion proceeding until the manda
mus action actually was filed : In
the supreme court.
In case the mandamus action Is
filed In: lieu of the Injunction pro
ceeding the attorney general would
defend the secretary of stats and
state treasurer. He is now defend
ing the secretary ot state in the
injunction proceeding. , ; c f
SPOKANE. Mar. 7.-(AP)
Sidney Sloane. whospent 22 years
in the penitentiary and an insane
asylum fojf killing his father with
an ax. was treed, without destruc
tion, by a euperior court jury ; to
night after an hour and ten min
utes of deliberation. He was sent
to prison for life- when a jury
found him not guilty of murder
by reason of Insanity. .
by more than 2.500.000 votes, was
abandoned by the new board of
directors which met Immediately
after being elected. 1
: Edward G. Seubert, president ol
the corporation, was reelected and
made chief executive officer. He
will take over the duties of Col
onel Stewart, whose successor , on
the board is William M. Burton,
former : president of the concern.
The new hoard of 11 has three
additions: " Melvln A. : Trayior,
president of the First National
Bank of Chicago: Gentry Cash,
manager of the Whiting refinery
and Thomas S-' Cooke, former su
perintendent of the Whiting plant.
D 0 IS
ir of Stockholders
U. S. Troops Line Bonier -
Near Jaurez as Mexican
Handful of Loyal Federals
Await Attack of Strong
EL PASO, March 7. (AP)- ' '
reporter for the El Paso TinWe .
learned tonight from Miguel Vatter
revolutionists leader, that the at
tack on Juares would probably be '
made tomorrow after the arrival
of rebel reinforcements from Caea
Grande. Rebel forces have with
drawn several miles from town
and are encamped. In Juares fed
eral troops will be atatlonAa at
their posts to prevent a snrorlee
EL PASO. Mar. T. lAPi
United States troops were called
out -tonight and stationed alaaa-
the border, prepared for any even
tuality which might arise from
the situation in Juares.
JUAREZ. Mex.. Mar. 7. I API
Apparently determined to battk '
to the last and with all possIMU.
-ies or retreat cut off. General U.
Ramos, eommandine the federal .
troops with SO of his men, awaited
ue expecieq auacK ot tne revolu
tionists on the top of Hotel Rio
General Ramos and his n.
rith machine guns, rifles, and am
munition, mounted the only stair,
way leading to the ton of the
building. Then at the general's
"rder, railway ties and adehe
bricks were piled into the stairway
in an almost Inextricable maws.
Thousands of rounds of ammuni
tion and a large number of rifles
were bought In El Paso today
by the federal authorities for dis
tribution to loyal civilian vokm
Reaches Hih Pitch
Extltxneat -was at the fever pitch"
'enfght as the city awaited an at.
ach by revolutionists, who weee"'
reported on the outskirts of the
town. Revolutionary forces have
peen within attacking distance ef
Ms.-iur i.uum, out ine acraai
attacY has not yet been launched,
though it Is momentarily expected.
EL PASO, Mar. 7, (AP)
General Mlicuel Valla Mmmui.
Ing the revolutionary forces of the
General Marcelo Caraveo faction '
told two El Continental newspa
per reporters this afternoon that
fhey will attack Juares tonight.
General Valla Informed the re.
(Turn to Pag 1J, Column 1.)
MEXICO CITY,, Mar. 7. fAP)
The federal government, victor
ious over two of the three largest
bodies of Insurgents, tonlrht laid -
plans for a counter offensive a '
alnst the third snd last. -
Guadalajara has . been selected -
as headquarters for the campaign
against , the Socora rebels who
have been advancing southward '
through Sinaloa. General Lasar
Cardenas has been appointed an-
preme commander of all federal
forcea In the - states - of i Jalisco, ?
Guanajuato and Mlchoacan.Theae r'
troops were being concentrated at i
Guadalajara. - ; ' , a-
As in a game of checkers. See-.
retary ; Calles has been moving "
various federal troops about and "
eo adroit and rapid have been his
actions'' that the rebels have net
had time to concentrate anywhere '
except In the extreme northwest. r
When the rebellion In the state of
Vera Crux appeared In the ' most -seriods
phase several days ago, he ,
hurled2 the bulk of his loyal troops '
Into-that region. ; t:
Offensive Offsets ' -? --t . ' .
Fall of Monterey -. "
Meanwhile ; Monterey , fell, but .
within 2 4. hours a federal column ,
had covered most of the distance
from Tamplco and another strong v
column of, federal troops. was" al--
ready en route north .of Mexico r
CItyv The rebellion In Vera Cm
showed signs of collapse and part '
of the federal forces were wtth- "
drawn for service In the north.
Rather than he canght In an en- ;r
circling movement ot those .'and
other federals advancing from Pie. j.
drad Negras and Matamoros, Gen- t .
eral Gonsalo Escobar abandoned r
Monterey which' he had held for -
only .two days. - - ;yty
His precipitate withdrawal.
which the government says -.hasi.
not stopped, and may not ji atil
he finds safety at the border, left ;
the federals free to concentrate en
the Sonora InsurgenU. who const!- t '
tute the sole remaining threat. -gome
Claimed hy Federals
Even there the government re- .
ports some strength. It announced
that; Generals Armenta and Rey-
nea of the federal forces In Son- ;
ora had refused to Join the . rebel
movement and were making thir '
way over the mountains tor the
clty-ot Montezuma. t ".-. .
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