The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 28, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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    Blossoms Were Never More Beautiful and They Are Harbingers of Best Fruit Crop in Four Years
Rain or thine, every Sa
1cm citizen will wut to
make m tonr - of the many
beautlf ul orchard districts ia
this wonderful Talley.
Cloudy today; Normal hu
midity; Moderate northwest
winds. Max. temperature
Saturday 66; Mln. 36; Rain
fall .17; River 5.8.
"No Favor Saays Us: No Fear Shell Aae" T LVtt
Satan, Oregon, Sunday Morning:, April 28, 1929
1 1
Blossom Day Event Expect
ed to Attract Thousands
to View Sights
2 Special Caravans Slated
in Addition to Stream
of Private Cars
"How the universal heart of
man blesses flowers! They are
wreathed round the cradle, the
marriage altar and the tomb . .
Blossoms should deck the brow of
the youthful bride, for they are
in tbemselyes a lovely type of
marriage. They should twine
round the tomb, for their perpet
ually renewed beauty is a symbol
of the resurrection. They should
festoon the altar, for their fra
grance and their beauty ascend
In perpetual worship before the
Most High." u m. Child.
Today has Been set aside by the
Cherrians as Salem's day for re
cognition of the beauty and fra
grance which at this season are
associated with the never prosaic
business of fruit growing.
The appearance of cherry,
prune and other orchard trees in
the Salem district, varies from
buds just beginning lo open, to
others in full bloom and still oth
ers from which the blossoms are
la'Mag but the Blossom Day tour
Is well worth while, and thous
ands will follow the guiding
aigns which the Cherrians have
Transportation Is
Provided For All
Nature lovers who . have their
own automobiles may make the
tour itf any time today, but two
special caravans have been ar
ranged, starting from the cham
ber of commerce headquarters on
North Liberty street at 10 a.m.
and S P.m.. and arrangements
have been made to provide trans
portation for those who wish it.
It has been emphasised by the
Cherrians that the blossoms in
Polk county are better near the
end of the route at Schlndler's
than they are closer to Salem. On
the Rosedale loop, the blossoms
gave every indication Saturday of
being at their maximum display
today. Motorists are advised not
to overlook the opportunity to
view the tulip farms, the most
convenient being that of W. C.
Dibble near the junction of Wal
lace Road and the Dallas high
through the state hospital
grounds, which are now at their
best appearance.
H. D. Hubbard. 116 Marion
street, an attendant at the Oregon
state hospital,- was knocked down
on the street near his home Sat
urday night by an automobile
driven by Dayle W. Jory, 1297
South Cottage. Jory took the in
jured man to the Salem general
hospital where it was reported
that he did not appear to be ser
iously hurt, although no x-ray
pictures had yet been taken.
An accident of 'the "hit-and-run"
variety near Woodburn Sat
urday morning resulted in serious
injuries to Carl Bjork, an itiner
ant laborer who gave his home
address as Seattle. Bjork" suffered
a Iracture of the left knee and
painful lacerations. The car that
hit him apparently had dragged
him for some distance. Bjork was
brought to the Salem general hos
pital by two traveling salesmen
who discovered bim lying beside
the road.
$512 Tax Rebate
Given Court Here
- Marion county will shortly re
ceive $512 as a rebate from the
state for gas taxes paid last year
on gasoline consumed by the
court in construction work and
not for transportation on high
way's of the state, states a letter
received by County Clerk Boyer
Saturday from the office of the
secretary of state.
Work on Marion County's
Road Program Will Start
Tomorrow, Officials Say
Initial , work on Marion coun
ty's 60-mile market road program
for this summer will be begun
Monday when a crew of men be
gin straightening corners on the
road running from Woodburn to
Mt. Angel preparatory to changing
stretches of pavement laid there
many years ago. Four teams and
their drivers as well as four ex
tra workers will be employed on
this project. Deputy Road Super
visor Johnson announced, Satur
day. I Construction work on the Bue
na Vista ferry and the Indepen
dence -r ferry - market roads will
Cross the intercounty
bridge to Polk county and
turn north on the Wallace
Road, stopping at the W. C.
Dibble tnlip farm; continue
out Wallace Road and take
the. second turn to the left,
the Orchard Heights road;
turn around ' at 8chlndlers
and return to Salem.
Drive south on Commer
cial street and out liberty
Road which extends directly
south at the point where the
Pacific highway bends east
ward; follow the Cherrians
markers to Rosedale, then
turn left, go to the Pacific
highway and back to Salem.
Drive out Center street to
the state hospital grounds.
Encouraging Note Sounded
- by Local Man Over Out
look in Valley
"We're more optimltic now ab
out the 1929 fruit crop than we
have been for four years; Salem
seems assured of a good produc
tion and at the present time it
seems that canneries here will be
able to handle all the crop."
With these cheering words Rob
ert C. Paulus of the Paulus Broth
ers Packing Co. set to rest all re
ports that the fruit crop was any
thing but excellent and at the
same time sounded the most en
couraging' note Salem has heard
in some time concerning its fruit
Even the prune, which has been
buffeted about by adverse circum
stances in the last few years, may
stage a comeback this year, Pau
lus believes. The California crop
(Turn to Pas' 8, Column 3.)
Press reports from Baker that
Fred Wolf, principal of the high
school in the eastern Oregon town,
had been elected principal of the
Salem high school were declared
to be without authenticity by
members of the Salem school
board. Board members said they
had not held any meeting since
Mr. Wolf arrived In -town Thurs
day night, although individual re
action of members of the board is
generally favorable to Wolf. One
member said last night he believ
ed Wolf the likely man for the
Job, but considered him pretty
younp. Wolf Is 33 years old.
Mr. Wolf stated Friday that If
offered the position he would ac
cept, as he considered it a big ad
vancement and the Salem system
an excellent one in which to be.
He said, also, that the Baker
school board had promised to
match any salary -offered him by
another school. He was reelected
at Baker at an increase In salary
and next year would be drawing
more there than Principal J. C.
Nelson, resigned, had been receiv
ing here. If the Salem school
board wants Wolf's services, the
matter of a few hundred dollars
in salary will not stand in the way
of his election, it ia authoritative
ly learned.
Mr. Wolf will return to Baker
today, driving from Portland over
the Columbia river highway.
Truck Clambers
Up Lamp Pole As
Glass Splinters
"Wasn't that a marque that I
knocked down?" asked Keith Ber
telson, driver of a Portland-Albany
truck, when something crashed to
the sidewalk with a great splinter
ing of glass. But it was only
lamp standard. The top of the
truck hit the standard when Ber
telson drove in close to the curb
on South Commercial street, the
slope of the pavement causing the
top to project too far over the
also be under way by the middle
of next week and shortly after
the month opens more crews will
be sent out on different projects
the county plans. to complete this
year. From 800 to 400 men will
be employed during the heighth of
the season, said Johnson. Wages
of $3.20 for an eight-hoar day are
paid for common labor .while
teamsters furnishing their own
horses draw $6 a day. -C
The county bridge crew has al
ready begun work, and Is now
working on the repair of a bridge
across Abiqua river at ' the Jay
Morley farm, out . from Sllverton.
Service of Local Company is
to be Sifted at Inquiry
Little Interest Being Shown
Locally In Important
Public Matter
A hearing of vital importance
to all of Salem is to be held be
fore the state public service com
mission Monday forenoon at 10
o'clock, but from all evidence
that can be gathered, little inter
est is being taken by local citi
zens or even by city officials.
The purpose of this hearing Is
an inquiry into the rates, rules
and practices of the Oregon-Wash
ington Water Service company in
Salem. It was announced since
the. last city council meejting was
held, and no instructions have,
been given Fred Williams, city
attorney, as to what attitude the
city should adopt in the matter or
whether it should take any stand
Williams Plana To
Ask Continuance
The city attorney said Saturday
that he would be present at the
hearing and if it appeared that It
would be closed before the city
had an opportunity to participate,
he would move on behalf of the
city that the case be continued. It
was his opinion, however, that it
would be continued without the
necessity for a motion on his part.
J. W. Helwick, vice president
of the water company, said Sat
urday that so far as he was in
formed, the hearing had to do on
ly with the question as to quality
of water being furnished for do
mestic use here, and that he had
been requested to appear before
the commission with copies of the
correspondence between himself
and higher officials of the com
pany with respect to proposed im
Hearing Called On
Commission's Motion
It had previously been stated by ;
members of the public service
commission, that the hearing was
called on their own motion, as
the result of complaints as to the
service, but that these complaints
were not numerous or unusual as
compared to statements that
might be heard from patrons of
any public utility.
The hearing is of particular im
portance to Salem residents for
the reason that official approval
will probably be given to the wa
ter company's clang for a filtra
tion system here, unless some
contrary showing is made.
This would in effect commit the
water company and the city to
continued use of the Willamette
river as Salem's source of water
supply, and would also mean
that if the. city at any time in
the future attempted to purchase
the water system, a step that has
in the past been widely discussed,
the filtration plant would have to
be paid for even though the city
planned to seek another source.
NEW YORK, April 27. (AP)
An airplane crashed into a tree
and burst into flames while land
ing near Curtiss field today.
Judge Hardy Will
Resume His Work
Monday, He Says
LoSaN'GELES, CaL, Apr.
27. (AP) Superior Judge
Carlos 8. Hardy, who was ac
quitted Friday in hie im
peaebment hearing before
the state senate at Sacra
mento, will resume his duties
on the bench here Monday
he announced tonight. "I
feel that it was all brought
put gesture against the
lady whose name waa prom
inently mentioned In my
trialY said Judge Hardy, re
ferring to the charges grow
ing out of his accepting a
92500 "love check" from Ai
mee Semple McPherson. He
added that the actions of "a
noisy minority toward any
thing and anybody who
might turn out a good tar
get ... Is not the best ad
vertisement for Los Ange
les. Mrs. McPherson announc
ed that she plans a series of
special services at Angelas
"All our troubles are over
now until the devil thinks up
something new, she said.
UP. Train
East Now
Is Fastest
PORTLAND, April 27. (AP)
A. S. Edmonds, assistant traffic
manager of the Union Pacific rail,
road, announced tonight that on
June 9 the railroad, in conjunc
tion with the Chicago and North
western railroad, would inaugu
rate a 61 hour train from Portland
to Chicago, eclipsing by two hours
the time planned by any other
road serving the Pacific northwest.
The return trip to Portland will
be made in 62 hours, 45 minutes.
The announcement was made
through Edmonds from Carl R.
Gray, Union Pacific president. '
On March 9 the Great Northern
railroad announced it would re
place the existing 68-hour train
with a 63-hour passenger service
sometime this summer. All other
railroads immediately announced
intention of quickening time from
the east, but the Union Pacific de
cision is the first starting date es
Governor Long
Formally Given
Copy Of Qbarges
BATON ROUGE, La., April 27.
(AP) Governor Huey P. Long
was served formally today with
notice of Impeachment charges
voted against him by the house of
representatives and was directed
to appear before the senate In Its
capacity at noon on May 14, for
The senate sergeant-at-arms
and his assistant called at the ex
ecutive offices in the state house
! and handed the papers to the gov
ernor in person. The governor,
surrounded by a group of friends
glanced hurriedly through the
pages and laughed.
Governor Long immediately be
gan preparations for his defense.
He is expected to appear for trial
with able constitutional lawyers,
who will contest each step of the
case, which probably will run
over several weeks.
of a Typical Scene on Blossom Day!
Solons Closely Divided Over
Legal Right of Mellon
to Retain Office
Warm Discussion Continues
Two Hours; Vote Put Off
Until Tomorrow
(AP) Decision on the report of
Chairman Norria holding that Sec
retary Mellon is illegally holding
office was deferred today by the
senate judiciary committee until
Monday after more than two hours
of warm discussion.
A close division was apparent,
however, after the sharply worded
report of Senator Norria had been
read. The report held that Mr.
Mellon as a stockholder in various
business enterprises was serving
in violation of a 100-year-old sta
tute forbidding the secretary of
the treasury to be interested in
trade or commerce.
Senator Norrls did not go Into
the merits of the old law but he
argued that a stockholder was in
terested in trade and commerce
(Turn to Pag 1 Column 1.)
Art Motif Kept Secret; Skit
Planned Monday Before
Salem Students
The 1929 Clarion, yearbook of
the senior high school, will be
ready for distribution Wednesday,
May 17, reports Edith May Jenks,
editor. Appearance of the annual
will be but a week later than orig
inally scheduled. A skit, the most
pretentious to be given this year,
will be presented before the stud
ent body Monday morning to re
veal the art motif, which has been
carefully guarded. David Eyre,
staff member, wrote the skit.
The book contains 144 pages
this year, a few less than a year
ago, with the six front pages, in
cluding index, dedication and me
moriam, printed In green Ink. Page
headings are in green through
out the book.
One completely new section has
been introduced this year, and ac
cording to the editor will be the
big hit of the annual. This section
has been Btyled "Buried Gold" and
contents will not be known until
the book Is in the hands of stu
dents. All cuts will be here Monday
and all copy must be In by that
time, It is announced. A heavy pa
per cover with cloth reinforcement
will be used and will contain an
effective two-color design.
Although Robert N e e d h a m,
manager, cannot figure his financ
es too closely until the bills are
paid, he reports the Clarion will
yield a tidy profit thsi year. Last
year a profit was made for the
first time in several years.
Near Salem today, hundreds
wealth of spring-time Lipoma.
i c won to
Over Two Million
.Construction in This
$3,000,000 Mark, is Indication After
Survey of Situation is Made
The new building programs for 1929 in Salem will re
quire the expenditure far above $2,000,000. perhaps it will
reach the $3,000,000 mark.
making and not ready to announce, and these will increase
with the fuller development of the opening summer activities.
With no attempt to make the list complete, which would be
impossible now, the following are some of the prospects
sKeucnny given:
Monthly Meet of Farmers
Organization is Staged
Here Saturday
Mrs. Louis C. Wampler was giv-
the first and second degrees
and the third and fourth degrees
were conferred upon Ernest E.
Tripp at theregular .monthly meet
ing of Salem Grange No. 17 held
Saturday at the new meeting place,
McCornack hall over Miller's store.
Two applications for membership
were received and will be voted on
at the next meeting, the fourth
Saturday In May.
Miss Ethel Fletcher, secretary
of the Grange, was elected alter,
nate delegate to the state grange
meeting to be held in Marshfield
June 11 t o 14. Dr. A. Slaughter,
president of the local chapter, will
be official delegate if he can at
tenr. A report from the committee on
cooperation was given at the
morning session but inasmuch as
the report was not complete the
membership took no official action
on recommendations.
Numbers on the afternoon pro
gram were: song, "The Dear Old
Farm." by the grange, reading by
Miss Wyatt, piano solo by
Miss Margaret uBrns. and reading
by Mrs. 8. H. Van Trump.
Visitors present yes.terday in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Lambert
of the Stay ton grange: Mrs. B. F.
Simpson of Ankeny and Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Rogers of Woodburn.
2 Couples Are
Given Licenses
To Marry Here
Two marriage licenses were is
sued from the offices of the coun
ty clerk Saturday, business im
proving somewhat from the lull of
the former days of the week.
John S. Loy, a lumber worker
In the Pedee district received per
mit to wed Elva Ruth Se4tsinger,
also of Pedee. The sermon was
performed by County Judge Sieg-
mund. The groom gave his age as
21 and the bride as 16.
Lawrence Cook of Valsetz and
Nina Porterfield, also of Valsets,
both obtained a license to marry.
Cook Is a mill hand while Miss
Porterfield is a teacher.
1 - r , 4
of orchards are lovely with their
-'5U"S-V. 1 " A
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Section May Approach
There are many projects in the
The state of Oregon will put
over a half million dollars into
the state office building, for which
$600,000 was provided by the
1927 legislature, to be borrowed
from the industrial accident
funds, to be repaid from savings
on rents by the various depart
ments, and in other ways.
The penitentiary improvements
to be made this year, including
the combined garage and dormi
tory building work on which is
proceeding, the new administra
tion and office building about to
be commenced, and minor im
provements at the main institu
tion and the old reform school
farm now being operated by the
prison, will mount np to above
$100,000, not counting capital in
vestments from the revolving fund
(Turn to Page 8, Column 1.)
J. T. Delaney, Vice Presdent
of Company, Will Take
Up Duties Tuesday
J. T. Delaney, who will suc
ceed J. W. Helwick as vice presi
dent of the Oregon-Washington
Water Service company with
headquarters in Salem, arrived in
this city Saturday for a brief vis
it Saturday. He went on to Ho
qulam, Wash., and will return
here Tuesday to take up his new
Mr. Delaney has been division
manager In charge of the north
ern division of the affiliated com
pany in California, with headquar
ters in Chico. He was promoted
to the vice presidency of the
northwest company updn the re
signation of Mr. Helwick, an
nounced recently to take effect
May 1.
Until he becomes better ac
quainted with conditions here, Mr.
ueianey win nave no announce
ment to make with respect to the
company's policies affecting Sa
lem, other than that its previous
ly announced plans- for improving
the local system will be carried
out as rapidly as possible.
Mr. Delaney will make bis
home, for the present at least, at
the Royal Court apartments. His
family will arrive within a short
time from Chico.
Cannibalism Is
Laid To Band Of
Nineteen Gypsies
PRAGUE, Cxecho-Slovakia, Apr.
27. (AP) A case of cannibal-
Ism by 19 Gypsies has been report
ed by the authorities of Ssepsl,
Slovakia, the Gypsies, including
two women, were stated to have
confessed to killing and eating a
dozen persons.
So shocking were the revela
tions that the attorney' general
rejected them as beyond belief,
but soon convinced himself by an
official investigation at the scenes
of the crimes that the statements
were true. t i
Portland Youths
Retained by Cops
John Elligott. 15, and Ted Col
lett, 14, both of Portland and sus
pected by police ot being runa
ways, were found near the South
ern Pacific freight depot here Sat
urday nrght and taken into cus
tody. A report on the two boys
waa forwarded to Portland.
Marion County Girls Are
Better at Spelling Than
Boys, Event Here Shows
Marion county girls can spell
all over the boys. If results of the
annnal Marlon county spelling
contest held here Saturday are in
dicative. Five, girls won first
places and gold medals and five
girls won second places and silver
medals. One boy took a gold
medal and one a silver award. Mt.
Angel walked away with county
honors, taking two first, and two
seconds. . - .. ,: ' -
Tbe best speller 'In each grade
was determined ' to be: Beryl
Fletcher. Sllverton; third 'grade;
Ivo Manman, Mt.-Angel, fourth
grade; Theresa Eberle, MU An
British Foreign Secretary is
on Record for English
Full Accord With American
Ideas Expressed in Open
Air Political Talk
NOSTEL PRIORY, Tork shire,
England, kpril 27. (AP) Ad-
proval of the American disarma
ment proposals made at Geeeva
during the week was voiced here
today by Sir Austen Chamber
lain, the British foreign secretary.
Speaking at an open air meet
ing. Sir Austen announced that
Great Britain was in full accord
with the American pronouncement
in favor of the reduction of arma
ments and expressed satisfaction
in the new position taken by the
United States on the question of
trained reserves.
The declaration by Hugh S.
Gibson, American representative
at the preparatory disarmament
conference, in behalf of naval re
ductions, said Sir Austen, has
paved the way for the desire for
a real advance in the movement
toward disarmament which all the
world needs.
Purpose of Two
Nation II eld Alike
No real difference of purpose
or of principle distinguishes the
policies of the governments ef the
two English-speaking powers
avowed the foreign secretary.
He said that the American po
sition on the question of trained
army reserves was parallel te that '
taken by the British government
a year ago and called Mr. Gibson's
statement of yesterday, announc
ing that the United States, in the
interest of progress, would not in
sist upon trained reserves figur
ing in the draft disarmament trea
ty, a contribution toward solution
of the problem of land armaments
equally remarkable as his earlier
proposal for trimming down naval
Damages of $25 were allowed
Theresa Becky by a circuit court
jury which reported late Saturday
night after having the case ag
ainst Esther Swartz. defendant in
the suit, under advisement since
5:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The
two women were each driving cars
which collided on the Pacific high
way near Woodburn, September,
The accident occurred on the
Pacific highway one and one-half
miles south of Woodburn, Sep- "
tember, 1927. The case was pend
ing in circuit court for more than
a year.
The plaintiff contended in court
that the defendant, Esther Swart i,
was negligent and blame worthy
while the defendant maintained
that there had been contributory
negligence on the part of the
plaintiff who has goods attached
to the suit of her car, maktag it
difficult. It was said, to steer the
High Finance Is
Laid To Check
Maker By Cop&
Opening an account in a local
bank with a worthless check
drawn on a Tillamook bank, and .
subsequently drawing more checks
on the spurious account, are in
cluded in the transactions charged
to Ray Brookshire, who was ar
rested Saturday afternoon when
he appeared at the bank and po
lice were called by a bank tel(er.
The police are attempting to
identify Bsookshlre with other bad
check transactions.
(AP) President and Mrs. Hoover
returned tonight from Chatectia
Furnace, Md., where the execu
tive fished the streams of bis spe
cial preserve.
gel, fifth: Iris Cutsforth, Gervais,
sixth; EveTyn Tergen, Arbor
Grove seventh; Alice Boyington,
Mehama, eighth grade.
Students who placed second in
their respective grades were:
Eunice Wright, - Salem Heights,
third grade; Muriel Beckman,
Hubbard. fourth; Marine LeDve,
Middle Grove, fifth grade;' Mary
Bell, Mt. Angel, sixth; Ursula Xe
ber. Mt.' Angel, seventh; Waiter
Gregory. Mill City, eighth. ,
Nearly 800 -students wrote, in
the contests this year, with 111 of
the entrants making perfect scores
(Turn to Pass t. Column I.)