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Oregon's great state and
Salem Is la the heart of It;
you'll be marry if yon don't
realise It every &Y yon IlTe
Generally cloudy today. Mild.
Normal hamldlty. South
Winds. Mar. temperature
Thursday 65; min. 52; Ram
S; Hirer o.7 Wind, west.
"N Favor Sway. Us; No Fear Shdl Atvt" EST SarSsit
SEVENTY-NINTH YEAR, NO. 32
Salem, Oregon, Friday Morning-, May 3, 1929
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Communist Rioters Defy All
Attempts to Restore
Order in City
Armored Cars Fail in Attack
on Barricades Erected
in Berlin Streets .
BERLIN, May 3. (Friday)
(AP) Communist rioters early
this morning held the working
class suburb of Neukoelin, after
seven persons had been killed and
twenty or more injured la police
efforts to clean it out.
When the police realized soon
after midnight that the demon
strators continuing the disorders
which began on the ere of inter
national Labor Day sn My 1.
meant to offer stubborn resistance
and would not.content themselves
with temporary blocking of traf
fic, police chief ordered out rein
forcements. Armored cars carried 300 offi
cers armed with carbines and
hand grenades. All shop keepers
were requested to lower wooden
or metal curtains to protect their
store fronts and the people were
jrie?e4 not to show their faces at
"windows on possible penalty of
The whole district took on the
appearance of a'war zone as nor
mal traffic through, the suburb to
the south of the capital came to a
stop and the opposing fdVces pre
pared for combat.
The rioters demolished all
street lights to prevent the police
from clearing Hermannstrasse,
the principal thoroughfare of the
district, without further loss of
The officials made Tain at
tempts to persuade the commun
ists to abandon the barricades
they had. thrown across the
streets. Finally it was decided to
leave the communists In tempo
rary triumph and to hold off fur
ther efforts to restore order until
Tho same suburb was the scene
of a pitched battle between police
and alleged communists on Wed
nesday night. Seven persons were
killed and'llO injured. Indigna
tion continued high in the city all
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Principal Address Will Be
Delivered by Governor
of State Birthday
PORTLAND. May 2 (AP
Hundreds of Oregonians will jour
ney to Champoeg, governmental
shrine, Saturday to help celebrate
the eighty-sixth anniversary of the
founding of provisional govern
ment In Oregon. Two hundred
Pbrtlanders will attend.
Governor Patterson will give
the principal address, Mrs. Patter
son will lead the flag salute. De-
rendinti of those present at
Champoeg In May, 1843, when the
new government was iormea win
be presented with badges.
The dav'a nroKram is in charge
of Judge P. H. D'Arcy. Salem, rep
resenting, the Oregon Pioneer as
sociation and Jeorge H. Hlmes,
rnrntnr of the Oregon Historical
society. The, first telephone service
connecting Champoeg park with
ia nntftid world will be official
ly opened for use as part of the
The party from Portland will
leave at 7 o'clock eaturaay mora
ti f .Knard the Steamer North
western which has been chartered
Af i tHn The steamboat is ex
pected to arrive In Portland for
the return trip neiweeu 4
o'clock at night.
CU1P0E6 IS GOAL
OF IK CROWDS
HICKS ISSUED PERMIT
New Development Stirs Furor in Council Row
A permit was Issued Thursday
to T. M. Hicks for construction of
a garage building at 435 North
Commercial street, the cost being
estimated at $16,000. A. A. Sie
wert has the contract.
This is the. garage building
which came in for heated discus
sion at the last council meeting,
when amendments to the building
code came up for consideration,
some of them being desired by
Mr Hicks In order that the cost of
this building might not be exces
sive in comparison to all of the
garage buildings already U use.
Ordinances providing, tor these
amendments are due V come up
for f- position next Monday
t H - r v- f:
I'so i D. Wolf, principal of the high
8cho:l at Baker, who was Thurs
day elected principal of the Salem
high school, succeeding J. C. Nel
Crops in South Seriously Re
tarded, Robert Paulus
Says in Speech
Prospects for a generally good
fruit crop are evident for both
growers and canners and have
been enhanced materially by the
recent frosts in California, Robert
C. Paulus, president of the Paulus
Brothers Packing company, told
the Salem Realty Board Thursday
noon in addressing them on
'Prospects for the 1929 Fruit and
Declaring that the recent Cali
fornia freezes had materially al
tered the outlook for everything in
the fruit line, Mr. Paulus pointed
out that the prune crop there is
expected to reach not over 300,-
000,000 pounds, only three-fourths
of that last year, which will give
a good outlet for the Oregon
Freezes In Europe
Just what effect the terrific
freezes in Europe will have on
prune shipments and price la not
yet determined, he said, as many
prunes are thrown on the open
market there and offer bad com
petition, they are sold so cheaply,
despite the fact that the quality is
Packers do not want a big crop
of prunes, Mr. Paulus stated, for
with blossoms nearly a month late
and a short growing season a bigl
crop would mean small sizes. More
money Is to be realized from a
mediom crop, he pointed out, as
a large harvest would run into the
rainy season and a consequent
The prune crop cannot be con
sidered without reckoning the
raisin crop, and if this should be
damaged materially, it would mean
much as a boost to the prune pack.
If the carry-over of raisins can
be unloaded and an advancing
market brought about instead of
a declining one as at present the
situation will be well under con
trol. Peaches Easily Sold
By Canners, Belief.
Canners will be "able to sell all
the peaches they can pack, Mr.
Paulus believes, chiefly because
the freeze cut badly In to the Cal
ifornia production, cutting it from
the 15 million cases of last year
to an estimated nine million this
year. Loganberries present the big
weak spot this year, he said, add
ing that his company did not ex.
pact to make a cent above over
head on berries, buying at four
cents. The gooseberry deal Is
straightening lnself op, with acre
age reduced to half last year.
Growers are being paid three cents
this year, with, packers expecting
to sell all canned; however Mr.
Paulus recommended no heavy in
crease because of the competition
Little hope for an advance In
the blackberry situation this year
is seen, although there is a possi
bility it the pack is held down.
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YET IN AIR
night when the council meets
But meanwhile Earl C. Bush
nell, building inspector, has issued
the permit, so the ordinances are
not so urgent. Mr. Bushnell atat
ed Thursday that the permit was
issued after the points in question
had been submitted to the secre
tary of the Pacific Coast Building
Officials conference, the organ!
satlon which framed the building
code in use here. '
The roof, which was the princi
pal bone of contention, will have
a covering which will provide one
hour fire resistance, but it will be
Just what the original specifica
tions prepared for Mr. Hicks pro
vided, it was reported Thursday.
BOLIST PRICES HERE
iiFRFn wnir IS
Baker Principal is Chosen by
Local School Board to
Flattering Record Cited By
Supporters; Salary to
be $3000 Yearly
Fred D. Wolf, principal of the
Baker high. school, was Thursday
noon elected principal of the Sa
lem high school to succeed J. C.
Nelson, who resigned recently af
ter IB years of service. Mr. Wolf
will begin his services here Aug
ust 1. His salary is the highest
ever paid a principal here, 33,000.
Baker had offered to match that
sum If he eared to remain there
for his second year.
Although but 33 years old and
one of the youngest high school
principals of so large a high
school. Wolf already has a record
for service and has been declared
by H. E. Inlow, superintendent of
the Pendleton schools, to be "a
coming school man of the 'he-man
type'. Mr. Wolf's ea,rly home
was in Monmouth; he attedned
high school at Forest Grove and
'was graduated from Pacific Uni
versity there in 1922, doing an
additional half year's study. He
is taking his master's degree in
education from the University of
Varied Record Of
Mr. Wolf's teaching experience
includes, in order mentioned: 18
months drill Instruction in the
regular army infantry; four and
a half months as science and
mathamatics instructor at Kala
ma. Wash., 18 months as science,
mathamatics and coach at Payette,
Ida., 27 months as principal at
Payette and the present year at
The new principal is six feet
two Inches tall and weighs over
200 pounds. He la married and
has two children.
Wolf Sought By
Local School Board
In choosing Wolf as principal
here, the school hsiarri Tirn4
1 . - 1 , . I
neui out ana picsea us own man,
but two applications having been
received. Peter L. Jensen, so?
perintendent at Junction City, was
second prominent candidate tor
the poet, and J. W. Leon hard t, su
perintendent of Milwaukie schools
had also sought the principalshlp.
That Wolf will have a difficult
situation to cope with in Salem,
it is generally recognized. The
recommendation from Frank Mc-
Collough, clerk of the Baker
shool board, stated the following,
which the board members- found
to be quite true when he visited
here: "He has personality,
physique, cheerfulness and all oth
er elements necessary to make a
successful high school principal.
At Baker School
The clerk wrote further:
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vlC. lt WORK HELD
TO BE Oil BIG SCALE
Educational work of the Salem
T. M. C. A. with adults was cited
by E. J. Gantz of the educational
staff of the national council of the
association, Thursday noon In a
talk to the "Y" directors, as be
ing unusual In its qaallty and
scope. Nineteen groups are con
ducted or backed by the local or
ganisation. Schools conducted under the T.
M. C. A. throughout the country
number S75 and have a total en
rollment of approximately 80,400.
The average age of the students la
z years. More than S00 per
sons are reached by the work of
the local group.
' The difference In the worth of
a trained man and an untrained
one is at least 150,000,' Mr.
Ganti stated. "Everything we
have about us today depends up
on trained men. Edison Is try
ing all the time to find young men
to train to take his place In the
Educational groups sponsored
or aided by the Salem association
and their enrollments follow:
food values. SO; child develop
ment. 42; music. 130 (Boys chor
us); public speaking, men, 15:
salesmanship, 20; naturalization.
50; forum, varied;, publie sneak.
lag, young men, 12; public speak
ing, women, g; group leaders, 12;
ooys leaders, zz. formanshin. II:
bank Institute, 45; camp, educa
tional work, 100: English for for
eignerr, also history and civics.
10; Rabbit club, 40; training
class for committeemen. 20; and
saiem Mature Study club, 50.
Eugene Blaze To
Cost Much Money
EUGENE, Ore., May t (AP)
Fire of undetermined origin to
night destroyed the Domestic
laundry Here entailing a loss of
between $45,000. Insurance of
130,000 was carried.
Miss Bessie Day, owner of the
building, said her loss will be
about 14.000, with 15,000 covered
Appeal Forwarded to United
States Trade Commis
Assistance in Solving War
Situation Also Asked of
Portland, May 2 (AP) Pro
tests of the merchandising meth.
ods of major oil companies operat
ing In this area were forwarded
to the federal trade commission,
Washington. D. C, today by the
Portland Retail Gasoline Dealers
Protective association through A.
T. Kurtx, president.
Copies were also forwarded to
the public service commission of
Oregon and to Governor Patterson
while letters of protest were sept
to head offices of the oil concerns.
In the communication to the
federal trade commission, the as
sociation stated Portland gasoline
retailers were fighting a losing
battle with "their backs to the
wall" and that aid of the commis
sion is necessary.
Practice Opposed '
Protests against the "commer
cial account" practice were made
and the declaration voiced that
present conditions could not be
ironed out so long as fleet owners
and farmers were able to purchase
motor fuel at from three to six
cents below the best contract price
The letter to oil companies
states that the price of 10 cents
a gallon, protected by signed or
ders up to July 1, to anyone with
barrel storage in rural communi
ties has taken almost all the bus
iness away from between-the-towns
and highway dealers result
ing in cut prices in a desperate at
tempt to hold his trade.
"These cut prices," the letter
continues, "soon reflect in the city
and the city dealers are no longer
able to hold the market since they
must pay lCft cents wholsale.
Meanwhile the association mem
bars -were selling gasoline at 20
...ta m baIIam wrttfl.. mi.l
cents a gallon while "lnsurreetos"
displayed signs of 1( cents, the
wholesale price charged stations.
Price on Gas
Marvel of marvels, some citi
zens are actually sorry for the
poor gasoline dealers and are re-
fusing to accept gallonage at 18c.
One prominent downtown dealer
related Thursday afternoon that
no less than two of his customers
had declared themselves opposed
to cut-throat prices, whereupon
they pungled up 23c per gallon
and had their cars filled.
As a whole, however, the publie
Thursday was reveling In 18c
gasoline seeming to care but lit
tle that many a dealer was pump
ing out gallon after gallon at a
No signs of a cessation of hos
tilities appeared during the day.
A few scattered dealers kept the
price up, one or two remained at
21c, several held the price at 20c
but the great majority had slash
ed prices to the bone and were re
tailing gasoline to all comers at
The fight is admittedly a dog-
eat-dog affair unless the whole
salers can be Induced to drop their
prices to allow the retailers of
gasoline some margin.
Aid For Farmer
COLUMBUS, O., May 2. (AP)
-A control method signed to en
able beet sugar manufacturers to
realise bigger yields In their "bad
years," perfected a week ago by
Ohio State university ' scientists.
was announced before the Ameri
can chemical roclety today.
Frequent "bad years" continue
one of the principal obstacles In
the beet sugar industry. In these
years sugar yield is low", although
the sugar exists In tho beets. It
it impossible to extract it tally be
cause of the presence of Quanti
ties of "gam." Occasionally the
"gum" reduces to sugar yield of
a batch of beets to sero only mo
lasses being obtained.
1 Previous Mark
Salem postoffice receipts for
April, 1229, were more than 22,-
000 greater than for tho corres
ponding period a year ago. with
112,485.41 checked np on the
books" for the month Just ended
as against $17.11 1.20 In 1928, ac
cording to the monthly report
April receipts were not quite up
to those of the last month, how.
ever. March postal Income was
They'll Rule on Campus Today!
Charming Georgia Fairbanks
this afternoon and her two attractive maids, Jean White, left, and
Everything Is in Readiness
FREDAS, MAY. 8
10 to 12 a. m. Registration
12 noon. Ringing of Victory
1:15 p. sa May court pro
gram. L Coronation of Queen
II. 3f ay dances.
8 p. m. Baseball,
Pacific U. vs. Willamette.
8:15 p. m. Junior Play,
"The Romantic Age.'
SATURDAY, M.iY 4
8 to 10 a. m. May morning
breakfast. , .
0:3O a. m. Tennis match.
Reed CoHege vs. Willam
ette. 11 a. in. Musical concert.
2 p. ni. Track meet.
Linfield vs. Willamette.
4 p. m. Freshman-Sophomore
tog of war.
8 p. m. Men's Glee Concert,
Plans for the 11th annual
American Legion convention of
the department of Oregon, Aug
ust 8, 9, and 10 in galem, and the
cooperation which Salem folk are
asked to extend in welcoming the
guests of Capital Post No. 0, will
be outlined at the luncheon of the
Salem chamber -of commerde next
Monday noon, by members of the
local convention commission.
ThexCeneral.plan will be out
lined by H. O. "rod" Malson, ex
ecutive secretary of the commis
sion, and C. B. MeCulIough. head
of the civic cooperation depart
ment of the commission, will de
scribe what tho convention will
mean to Salem. DouglaS McKay,
commander of the local post, win
preside, and Carl D. Gabrierson,
general chairman, will Introduce
the other members of the com
mission. These Include, in addition to the
speakers, J. J. Elliott, In charge of
housing arraagemeats; Brazier
C. Small, finance; Lewis P. Camp
bell, entertainment; Willis E. Vin
cent, registration; Frank M.
Moore publicity; Walter H. Zosel.
transportation; and H. E. "Dave"
Shade, drum' corps.
At the Monday luncheon also,
the May queen ot Willamette uni
versity. Miss Georgia Fairbanks,
and her attendants. Misses Beat
rice Lockhart and Jean White,
will be introduced. ;
Get man Liner Is
Afire For Hours
BAN PEDRO. Cal.. May 2
(AP) Fire, which broke out in
a cargo hold ot the North German
Lloyd freighter Ludwigshafer late
today, was extinguished by two
harbor firehoats before it had
gained great headway. Although
great columns of smoke belched
from, the aklp the damage, princi
pally to the cargo, was estimated
to be not mora than 23,000. The
freighter arrived Wednesday from
(center) who will be named
Day at Willamette
Coronation of Queen Georgia Scheduled for
1:15 O'Clock This Afternoon; Junior
Class Play Presented Tonight
WITH a cloudless sky Thursday night, Willamette univer
sity students were enthusiastic in their final prepara
tions for their annual May Festival, which will be held today
and Saturday. A crew of men students spent the afternoon
erecting the queen's court and setting up bleachers in a huge
V in front of the court. The court platform is situated un
der the large maplovtrees by Waller hall, and the bleachers
extend across the campus m a
The first event on the pro
gram will be distribution of
the 1929 Wallulah at the offices
of the Wallulah in the basement
of Waller hall. The distribution
will begin at 10 o'clock and will
be In charge of Frank Van Dyke,
manager of the publication. Guests
for the fete will register at Chres
to cottage on the campus from 10
till 12. At noon the Victory bell
will be rung.
Student Lunch To
Be Served Under Trees
The student lunch will be
served under the trees at the east
enl of the campus. The student
lunch has been under the manage
ment of Margaret Bolt.
The coronation of Queen
Georgia will take place at 1:15.
Her Majesty will be preceded to
the courtAby the Varsity'quartet
singing "Make way for the Queen,"
the flower girls, Suzanne
Schramm and Barbara RIcketts;
and the crown-bearer, David
Smith, Jr. Following Queen
Georgia will be Rodney Miles and
Clinton Brakeley. The senior
girls will follow, dressed in white,
and bearing arm bouquets of
May Dances Follow
After the formal coronation
by President Carl O. Doney, the
program of May dances will be
given under the direction ot Miss
Alida Gale Curry, director of wom
en s physical education. The
motif for the program of dances
will be "Toyland."
At S o'clock the second con
ference baseball game ot the sea
son wtll be played between Wil
lamette university and Pacific
university on Sweetland field.
The; concluding number on the
program for today will be the
presentation of the Junior class
play, "The Romantic Age." The
play will be presented at 2:15 in
the Grand theatre. Production
has been in charge of Mrs. Gerald
PrescotL Paul Geddes, manager
of the play reported a heavy sale
of seats Thursday, but some will
still be available today.
Many Hop Men
' To Ask Rights
Approximately one-fifth of the
SI 7 bop growers in Oregon have
in five days responded favorably
to the proposal that the growers
and other interested In the Indus
try be organised Into an associa
tion to oppose adverse legislation
and to carry on educational and
research work to promote the In
dustry, according to Prank E.
Needham, who is directing the or
V. S. FLIGHT 800X
May 2 (AP) The dirigible Graf
Zeppelin today made in unfavor
able weather, a flight of . IS
hours to 'Vienna and Qras and
back. This was the last flight
scheduled before tho departure
for tho United States oa May 15,
qneen for Willamette's May Feativa
Beatrice Lockhart, right, I
TO BE ENTERTAINED
Local High School Organiza
tions Plan Big Event in
The Home Economics club and
the Girls' League of the Salem
high school will Jointly sponsor
an entertainment for high school
girls and their mothers to be held
in the school gymnasium at 3:30
o'clock Friday afternoon, May
24. Preliminary plans for the en
tertainment are now being drawn
The Home Economics club will
present a play - or fantastic
"Dreams of the Mode" written
by the girls in the department for
the occasion, following which the
Girls' League will entertain at a
tea. Miss Mabel Robertson, dean
of girls, is advisor to the League
and Mrs. Gladys Jensen and Mrs.
Marjorle " S. Preble, home econ
ies Instructors,' are advisors to
the Home Economics club.
While not definitely decided.it
is possible honor members of the
Home Economics club will be an
nounced at that time and pins
awarded. Pins are worn only by
members who have made a "B"
average In subjects In the depart
ment for a year and a 'C" in all
other studies while in the school,
and also on the basis of club ac
tivity and interest and character.
Selection of tho pin wearers this
ytar will be in tho hands of a se
cret committee, the 1929 winners
to select pin wearers in for next
year and so on.
SUCCOR OR SUCKER?
Question Is Being Raised by Carnival Here
SALEM PEOPLE ASKING
By RALPH CURTIS
How the generous heart of an
Itinerant showman mast ache for
Salem's needy folk who will be
without employment next winter!
Here we have the touching spec
tacle ot a big carnival operating
full blast except for the .games
that the police ordered stopped
all to provide funds for the relief
of those needy ones.
The carnival management has
an agreement with the Associated
Charities whereby, the latter
praiseworthy institution is to re
ceive $10 per carnival attraction
for the week, plus a certain per
centage of receipts from the merry-go-round
and other rides.
But tho earnlval, operating un
der the sponsorship of the charit
able organisation, escapes paying
a city license; furthermore It oc
cupies a prominent street for an
entire block rent free. "
40 Die As
Devastation Lies irr Wake of
Terrific Storm in South
Middle West Also Struck by
Fierce Tornado; 200
By the Associated Press
Approximately two score per
sons were killed by storms which
swept through the south and mid
dle west .yesterday.
Accompanied by tornadic blasts
which caused widespread damage
to buildings and crops, storms
swept scattered points in eleven
states Missouri, Illinois. India
na, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia.
Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia. Flo
rida and Arkansas. Cpwardsof
200 persons were reported injured.
A schoolhouse at Rye Cove. Va..
was demolished, killing 19 chil
dren, injuring seven others er
iou$ly, and nearly 100 leis ser
A cell block in the city jail at
Columbus, O., was demolished;
two prisoners were killed and
High School Structure
Blown Completely Over
The high school building at
Woodvllle. Va., was blown down
and one boy was killed. An un
determined number was injured.
Two persons were killed and
more than ten injured in a wind
storm which struck the outskirts
of Jacksonville, Fla.
Between 30 and 40 houses were
destroyed at Morgantown. W. Va..
and fifty persons injured.
Crops were damaged and wires
blown down in Missouri and Ha
nds, where the storm was accom
panied by sleet and snow. . The
storm caused the death of five
persons In Arkansas; two in Ten
nessee, and one in Alabama, with
more than a score Injured.
Into Lake Michigan
An airplane was forced down in
a storm in Lake Michigan near In
diana Harbor, Ind., and its two
occupants were ' reported to have
Heavy rain and gales prevailed
in the east and south and the wea
ther bureau at Washington issued
a storm warning for most of the
Atlantic coast from Florida to Vir
ginia. RICHMOND, Va., May 2 f AP)
Unverified reports received hero
late today said fifty persons were
killed and a number injured when
a tornado blew down the Rye Cove
school, fifteen miles northwest of
Gate City. A meOge to the Asso
ciated Press from J. B. Richmond,
a resident of Gate City, said that
every available ambulance and
doctor had been rushed ' to the
MORGANTOWN. W. Va. May
2. (AP) Between 20 and 40
houses were wrecked and about 50
persons injured, 15 seriously by
a high wind which struck Morgan
town early tonight.
No deaths were reported.
COLUMBUS. Ohio, May 2.
(AP) Two prisoners were know
to have been killed and a score
or more Injured when a windstorm
wrecked a new cell block at the
city prison today.
William ueverre, me oniy man
killed to be identified had been in
the prison only about two hours
when the gale struck It. He waa
arrested on a charge of Intoxica
tion. More than 150 prisoners quar
tered la the cell block in an U
section of the jail were thrown
into confusion and a near riot re
sulted as the walls gave way with
a ripping sound, then crashed
dpwn on the imprisoned men.
Now the city ordinance on Use
subject Is one which was adopted
many years ago when Salem was
smaller and a carnival couldn't ho
expected to derive as much income
in Salem as it does now that Sa-
lent is a growing metropolis. Nevertheless,-
the license provided un
der this ordinance, which under
present conditions is quite chari
table In itself, Is $3 a day or $15
a week for each attraction ac
cording to the Interpretation of
City Treasurer C. O. Rice.-
So. It isn't any wonder that the
carnival fajk are so solicitous for
Salem's destitute and unemployed
residents if they can pay $ 10 to
a charity fund and avoid paying
$1S to the city coffers. . ; v .
That doesn't take into consider
ation that the Street la used rent
tree, nor the further fact that tha
carnival couldn't get such a good
location at any price, except la
ine name ox enarny.