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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem. Oregon. Sunday Morning, May 19, 1929
Three Organizations Formed
Recently, District Su
U Sacred Heart academy of Salem
lips just organized three new
clubs, making its fifth club for
ipe year, with a combined mem
bership of 75 members, reports
"Vf. W. Fox, rural supervisor and
Irfadpr of cluh work. If each of
tie new clubs finishes its project
&! itunarea per cent, wmcu is ex
pected, Sacred Heart academy will
ll&ve the largest enrollment and
perfect completloa of any school
in the county, Mr. Fox says,
'i Sister M. Loretta Ann is leader
of the three new club3. which are
tip Hnlv An eels Handwork, the
St. Vincent DePaul sewing and the
Ho:e Mane sewing cluD. Hoiy ah
gils handwork officers are: Grace
Tracy, president; Margaret liois-
aii. vice president: Mary Van
Cjleef, secretary. Theresa Moisan
Is president of the St. Vincent De
laul sewing gToup. Vivian Hen
dricks is vice nresident and Fran
ce.; Huber is secretary. Hazel
Hendricks is president of the Hose
Marie sewing club. Elsie Woods
4 vice president and Juliana
-4tUaibach is secretary.
Fox says that t-lowly but snrely
each club in the counting Is
mountng to the goal set fo- this
year hundred per cent comple
tions for all. All hom-5 economics
cluba are reminded that reports
atid final work should be compiled
Wlisn school closes or shortly
: Charter for the Willow Brooks
pig club of the Fairfield school
tips just been received and will
b sent out the first cf the week.
Tl A. Dltmars is lader of the pig
cYib. the first formed in the coun
ty. Five members are enrolled.
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tendent of industries at the pri-,
,cn. show up fine. In some fields.
t. fi ! nn 5uveral inches nign.;
The present prospects are for the!
highest per acre tonnage yet pro-j
duced: running largely to hishj
Quality: tall; for line, or ion
4T Flax Tulling
Machines Are Vtsed
s; There will be 4T. flax pulling
machines in the fields this sum
mer, all own?u by individual
faiiuera or groups of farmers.
Thi-re are 15 of these machine
"on the floor" now, of the 1929
rsodel, in course of construction,
fins 'model has most of the fea
tures of the 1928 machine; but
there are some raaicai nui"""
The 1930 model is being built,
too. One sample machine. In
this machine there are still more
departures that will make for both
efficiency and economy. It is ex
pected that a better machine will
be turned out than has so far been
produced, and one that may be
sold to farmers at a still lower
price. Those are two of the ob
jects of making the pulling ma
.iine at the nrison. The idea is
to make it possible for growers
to produce good flax at a proiu,
in order to keep tne nax anu mm
industries growing on a stable
Money Given Fanners
JJpu'n Product Delivered
The farmers growing the flax
. ... . . t n . V. t
this year wm oe auic iu s
money on delivery, though the leg
islature at the last session was
not asked for an appropriation
the first omission of the kind
since the industry was started at
the prison. In 1915.
:; There is.now on hand in the re
TOlving fund in cash and bills re
ceivable $117,000, and over $200,--000
worth of products on hand
will be ready for marketing before
t" list of the 1929 crop comes
f isom the farms.
Press dispatches announce a
Ccnadian invention for separating
the fiber from the flax straw by a
mechanical process, that promises
to do away with retting. This
m.y be so. It will happen some
day. :But it has not happened in
the 6000 years since the begin
nings of the flax industry, though
thousands of people have worked
o: the problem. Sidney Starling,
well known in Salem, har just
built a machine (or plant) for the
Vancouver, Wash., linen mill. He
says it will work. Maybe it will.
Dut, so far, all fiber produced
' without retting, and drying in the
sun, has lacked what linen mill
people call "life." That is resil
iency, or spinability. And that is
important, it is in fact neces
sary, for spinning a high class
product for weaving and making
twine and thread and the hun
dreds of other commercial articles
that are made from flax fiber. m
Hike In Country
An old copper mine, a lake with
out visible source -of outlet and
vean of low grade coal are on
the route of the hike of the Che
meketans today la the neighbor
hood of Holmes Gap. The group
will leave the T. M. a A. at 9
o'clock thia morning.
A ,tnn will Iia maila at ttia rWll
Riggs farm on which is located a
gas well. The trip will be made
via private cars to the. Fred 'Den
nett farm at the Crowley station
k ins Polk county. The trail will
lead from there orer the ridge and
'n6rth to the gap. Approximately
' a score had signed np for the hike
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Starring as John filiand in "What Kyory Woman Knows" Bloroid OH
sen returns to Salem this week with the Moroni Olsen Repertory
company. The company is playing Its third engagement in Salem
daring the season. Tho Lions and Kiwanls dabs sponsor the ap
pearances of the company here. The date for this performance si
Monday, May 27 at the Elsinore theatre.-
"WHEN THEY ADDED TO THE HALL AT SALEM HEIGHTS"
When they added to the hall at Salem Heights,
They kept at it morning, noon, and sometimes nights.
All the boys went heartily to with a good boss named Earl Pruitt
When they added to the hall at Salem Heights.
There was this and that and 'tother, and many many things to do.
There was planning and financing to put the proposition through.
There was fussing and some cussing,' and meetings many nights,
but these men are quite determined, who live here at Salem Heights.
There were Polk, and Stiles and Skelton. the Pruitt boys and Ball,
Who contributed the heaviest to the building of the hall,
Thore weie others who gave money, and others who worked nights,
But they all responded nobly for our hall at Salem Heights.
Then came the stape contraptions, the foot lights, screen and such.
If we hadn't gotten good advice, we'd all have got in Dutch.
Curtains, drops, are ticklish things and picture machines are fickle,
But we got the best, and did it right, and the credits due Van Sickle.
There was, saw off this, and nail down that, and John you hang that
It was raise her up a little Bill, it's too close to the floor.
Now, O. K. boys, she's level now all right, kick in the lights,
And the boys worked just like beavers, on our hall at Salem Heights.
And the ladies all were busy, and in manner characteristic.
They took charge of operations, where we needed the artistic.
It was they who made the curtains and hung them on the wall,
And we heard quite confidentially that they didn't quarrel at' all.
Salem Heights is up and doing. She is progressive to the core,
Our modern school and modern hall will bring people to our door.
And apropos of these remarks, a substantial strength is lent.
By a courageous, and a willing and an able president.
Our community of Salem Heights is going to grow, Oh, Boy,
We'll have pictures, shows and music to give the people Joy,
Up and doins; folk will move out here and thereby gain their rights,
To put their shoulders to the wheel, for a Greater Salem Heights.
Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel
Stars in Espionage Story
Hidden factors of the great wars
of Europe, the net of spy systems
which fought silent, but deadly
battles in the supposedly quiet
times of peace form the back
ground for stirring drama in the
new picture at the Elsinore the
atre. "The Mysterious Lady," a
starring vehicle for Greta Garbo.
The plot is. laid in the rival
countries, Russia and Austria, in
the days preceding the World War
and a thrilling romance is. woven
into the gripping drama of nations
warring with the bloodless but
deadly tools of espionage and in
trigue. HIT, U SECTIOII
IS LOWEST LEVY
The Mt. Angel school district
has the lowest census tax per
child for the maintenance of its
school system while the highest
tax per child is at Turner, show
figures for Marion county released
this week in the Oregon Voter.
The levy for the 581 children
included in the district census in
Mt. Angel averages $14.61 per
child while the 108 children at
Turner have an average tax levy
for their school work at 92.37.
Salem ranks well between the
two extremes having a tax levy of
$54.83 for the cost of educating
each of the 6486 children Included
in the district census.
Tho figures for the entire coun
ty are: Aumsville 128. $76.60;
Aurora 133, $57.21: Donald 82,
$49.43; Qerrala 163, $18.60;
Habbard 4, $56.43; Jefferson
214. 137.27; Mt. Angel 581,
$14.61; Salem 6.48$, $54.83;
Scotts Mills 80, $44.95; Stlrertoa
1,38$, $41.55; Stayton 207,
$42.04; SU Paul 132. $38.43;
Sublimity 164, $14.93; Turner
108. $92.37; W. Woodburn C8,
$28.23; Woodburn $1$. $45.82.
C. P. S.Net Men
Tho . Willamette university
men's tennis won all of its match
es in straight sets from College o(
Paget Sound at Tacoma Saturday,
according to word received from
the Willamette players that night.
Here May 27
Greta Garbo, as a beautiful
Russian spy who falls in love with
an Austrian officer whom she has
disgraced, plays with feeling and
distinction, making a true heroine
of a character which in the hands
of a less competent actress might
have been despicable.
In her support, Conrad Nagel
to his difficult part. This is the
gives a splendidly romantic touch
first time Nagel has appeared with
Greta Garbo, and his performance
entirely justifies his recognition
as one of the screen's greatest lov
ers. Fanchon & Marco vaudeville has
one of the best shows seen here.
This victory closes a season of
straight victories in all sports for
Willamette over C. P. S., with the
exception of track. In which the
two schools have no dual meet.
Old Papers Sold
Collection of old papers and
their sale brought children of the
Englewood the sum of $130.50,
the largest part of which has been
used to purchase a projection lan
tern for use in the classroom work
of the school.
According to John Marr, slides
and films, for the lantern hare
been obtained from the University
Films thus far shown Include
"Oregon Birds," 'Airplanes,"
"Homes in Many Lands," "Norway.-
"Forest Fires." etc. Erelyn
Hein. a pupil of the school, in
making the report declared the
found "Oregon Birds" the most
To 78 Saturday
The thermometer went np with
a rush Saturday perhaps as an
accommodation fo the circus visit
ing here with tho result that the
mark of 78 degrees was reached
daring the afternoon. Warm wea
ther continued in the evening, the
mercury acting like th day was a
mid-summer one. instead of mid-
May time. . (
Graf Zeppelin Passes Hours
in Air Beyond Control
of Its Crew
(Continued from Pag 1.)
the troubled western hazy horizon
Friday afternoon. Captain Chris
tian Bisser, official German pas
senger, entered the salon as the
ship was tacking about above
"Ladies and gentlemen. There
is danger. Remove your bags and
remain calm. We are forced to
General silence greeted the an
nouncement, all, or almost ail, of
the passengers made for the cab
ins to get their baggage when one
of the ten men passengers in a
high pitched voice exclaimed:
'What the hell are you talking
In spite of the tension of the
moment, the other passengers who
had understood the grim warning
which had been spoken in Ger
man, broke out into a general roar
It was then explained to the
passenger who understood no Ger
man that' there was trouble ahead
and that the ship, unable to pro
ceed, must land.
"That's all right with me," he
replied. "Now I understand, it is
quite all right."
With parachutes wrapped
around their shoulders, instead of
the usual lifebelts of steamships,
the passengers watched as the
zeppelin manoeuvered above Va
lence and Montelimar from 3:30
p. m., until 6:00 p. m., in the
most unusual "life boat" drill
held in the air.
The Graf Zeppelin by this time
had completely lost all control of
steering and was turned into a
mere balloon, buffetted by the
wind continually and drifting to
ward the Mediterranean in spite of
the one motor that was still
throbbing. Then suddenly this last
motor stopped after several cough
ing spells, sputtered and died.
Ship Pushed Rapidly
The dreaded mistral, blowing
from the northwest, was pushing
the helpless zeppelin towards the
sea at a speed of 40 miles an hour.
The passengers then thoroughly
alarmed delegated one of their
number to go to the navigation
cabin where Dr. Eckner with his
officers were setting quietly in
their seats. The doctor's son, Knud
Eckner, was at the steering wheel.
Dr. Eckener in response to a ques
tion said it was imperative to find
a landing field.
Flying before the wind and
headed straight for the Mediter
ranean with only one motor to aid
in the steering, the Graf Zeppelin
went through the most momen
tous hour of the entire flight. Dr,
Eckner himself directed his son at
the steering wheel and the me
chanics at the various levers, seek
ing to find favorable air currents.
(Continued frqm Pag 1.)
between 16 and 25 years of age,
approximately the figures estimat
ed for the torso.
The discovery was made after
authorities had been attracted to
the spot by the uneveness of the
sands. A small pit was found in
which the head reposed and at
first glance, they said it appeared
the possibly a body had been bur
ied there and washed away by
Police said superficial examina
tion of the head disclosed no evi
dence of skull fracture or bullet
wounds. Previous examination of
the torso also had failed to give
any clue as to the cause of death.
The neck, police said, had been
severed at the fifth vertebrae,
about an inch from the collar
bone, with Indications that the
cutting had not been done hastily.
The teeth were to be examined
and photographed, with riew to
possible tracing of the victim
through dentists. The victim's
hair was blonde, and the skin, the
coroner's chemist said, was unus
ually fair, matching in that re
spect the skin of the torso.
The finding of the head caused
police to rush again a once-abandoned
effort to find the sender of
an anonymous telephone message
to police headquarters in Hunting
ton Park, near the points at which
the torso and the head were
found. Police had combed the sec
tion without avail for a woman
who told headquarters she had
seen a touring car, occupied by a
man and a girl stop at the Flor
ence avenue bridge during a rain
storm on the day the torso was
discovered. The man carried a
large bundle down to the river
bed, she said.
Tomorrow sheriff's deputies
were to renew Intensive search of
the river bottom in hope of find
ing the arms and legs.
JONES ON COUNCIL
O. S. C, May It. Ralph Jones
of Salem, junior in pharmacy, has
been elected the eenlor member
of the student council for next
year. The student council Is an
organization formed to dectde
student violations and misconduct.
We honestly believe CRANOLENB
the cranberry cream, will heal
any case of eczema or other skin
trouble. Come in and let ns tell
you. about it. Use one Jar, and it
you are dissatisfied, tout money
will be refunded. Price 81.
PERRY'S DRUG STORE
115 8. Commercial
STORY IS HELD
Capone Makes Desperate Ef
forts to Avoid Sentence
(Continued from Pags 1.)
after they had been commended
by Superintendent of Police Wil
liam B. Mills for their alertness.
Capone Very Displeased
At Being Sentenced
"From the remarks that Capone
made .to me I am sure he was any
thing but pleased in being sent to
jail." said Malone: "Once a gang
leader is put behind bars it ends
bis prestige. He has shown he is
not stronger than the law, and
that endi him. Capone's career as
a gang leader is over."
Malone revealed that two oth
er men were with Capone and
Cline, before they were arrested,
but that these men managed to
get away. The detective denied
that Capone and Cline had offered
bribes to him and Creedon for
their release, and also denied that
he and Creedon had been threat
ened with death by friends of Ca
"Scarfaee Al" today changed
his abode from Moyanesing prison
to the Holmesburg jail. Cline was
also removed, both traveling the
12 miles from south Philadelphia
to the northeastern part of the
city in a prison van, which was
Marion county school districts
will be mailed warrants Monday
for a total of $133,589.25, repre
senting the first half of the an
nual school apportionment com
pleted last week by the county
school superintendent's office.
Of this sum, $49,829.25 Is paid
out of the elementary school fund,
based on the 342.65 teachers in
the county, each of which drew
$145 for their district. .
The county school fund, based
on a flat $5 per pupil for each
district, totaled $83,760. There
are 16,752 pupils attending draw
ing school money.
The Salem school district drew
$32,705 for its 6,541 pupils and
$16,965 for the 117 elementary
teachers. At the corresponding ap
portionment last year, Salem re
ceived $32,430 from the county
fund and $16,659.50 on the elem
Last May the basis of the elem
entary fund was $143, with the
total $133,679.10, $84,530 of
which was for the county fund.
STAGE FIRST CLINIC
The first clinic for Japanese
children of this seetion was held
the latter part of the week at the
Meadowbrook Labish hall, with 27
of the 33 pre-school children of
the Japanese settlement being ex
amined by staff members of the
Marlon county child health dem
onstration which held the examin
ation. According to report from the
health center, the Japanese show
ed great interest in the clinic.
Many of the pre-school children
had brothers and sisters on the
horror roll this year. While the
clinic was the first for Japanese in
this section, it is the second for
the Japanese people, the first hav
ing been held at Tohuto city.
Volunteers who assisted with
the examinations at Labish were:
Mrs. Winifred Coffindoffer. Mrs.
Brazier Small, Mrs. Leah Bailey.
Miss Hazel Nys and Miss Prudence
Gray. Mrs. Ogura of the settle
ment acted as' interpreter for
those who did not speak English.
MEDFORD, Ore., May 18
(AP) The highest temperature
of the year was recorded here to
day when the mercury rose to 89
degrees. Continued warm weath
er is forecast for tomorrow. Or
chardists welcomed the heat after
a spring of exceptionally cold
gram for only CO cents per month.
Best Shows Saem
Till Tuesday Evening. Don't Miss this Major Production
To Capacity Crowds
Shows Start at 2:00 - 4:23 - 7:00 - 0:25
Attend Matinees and avoid the Evening Crowds!
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Ziegfeld Start Singing the Hits from the Musical Comedy.
Guest Tickets and Passes Entirely Suspended during this
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Donglas MacLean who appears
"The Carnation Kid," coming to
Plans Pushed for Opening
Of Williams Self Service
Store in City June First
With the arrival here of J. E.
Hayward. manager of the Wil
liams Self Service stores for Eu
gene and Corvallis, plans for the
opening of the new store here in
the Adolph building on State
street are being hurried to com
pletion. Mr. Hayward, who is to be
in charge of the store here, is
hopeful that the local business can
be opened to the public by June 1.
New stocks are already arriving
and are being unpacked and made
ready for display, with F. L. Odom
virtually done with remodeling of
fthe interior of the store, new
shelving is being placed to accom
modate the stocks.
Besides an addition built to the
rear of the Adolph room, a base
ment extending for half the length
of the store has been completed
affording the store a large selling
June 11 has been set as the
tentative date for the visit here of
Harry Gowman, district governor
of the Kiwanls clubs of the north
west, who will be a guest in Salem
of the local club according to
Ralph Cooley, president of the or
ganization. Cy Pruner and William Dunlop,
both members of the Portland
club, were here this week making
pre-convention arrangements with
Cooley, U. S. Page and J. N.
When the district governor vis
its here officers and delegates
from Kiwanls clubs in Salem, Dal
las, Albany, Corvallis, McMlnn
ville, Tillamook and Oregon City
will be summoned here for a
meeting with Mr. GOwman and a
banquet to be given in his honor.
Two wedding licenses were is
sued Saturday by County Clerk
Walter C. Humphreys, 35, of
Los Angeles, Calif., applied for
and received a permit to wed Mrs.
All is Martin, 36, also of Los An
geles. Humphreys gives his oc
cupation as a performer and Mrs.
Martin as a singer. The wedding
performed by a justice of the
peace is the second for Humph
reys and the third for Mrs. Mar
tin. Ernest W. Redding. 22, of
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in his first all-talking production,
the Elsinore Tuesday.
Mr. Hayward says that the Idea
of self-service has resulted in
marked economies for the custom
er. Clerk expenditure has been cut
in half. All goods are placed on
shelves or counters readily avail
able to public inspection.
While the Williams' stores have
been operating for scores of years,
the self-service feature is a com
paratively recent development. It
has proved very popular in other
cities where the stores operate.
There are Williams' firms in Bend.
Eugene, Corvallis, The Dalles with
Salem being the f if th -eity to be
entered by the chain.
Mr. Hayward is optimistic about
the business outlook here. He says
his organization picked Salem as
a good business center three years
ago but since that time the diffi
culty has been to secure a suitable
Portland, sought for an obtained
a license to wed Edith G. rjuncan,
18, of Gervals.
The Elks Cubs bowling team
won the" Club league champion
ship by defeating the Western
Auto Supply company team by a
margin of 13. pins in the playoff.
The Elks Cubs won the first half
title and Western Auto the second
An interesting doubles match Is
slated for Monday, Wednesday
and Friday nights of this week,
when Kay and Stoliker will bowl
against Kantoia and S. Steinbock,
six games each night for. an 18
game match, total pins.
INDEPENDENCE, May 18.
G. G. Stevens, resident of Inde
pendence for many years, has
traded his building on C street
for an 11-acre tract of land In
Falls City owned by Mrs. MIna
Hubbard. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens
expect to go to Falls City to live.
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USES ARE SET
N COURT H
Monday, June 3, is Fixed as
Opening Date for Next
Term in County
Judge Percy Kelly, took time by
the forelock Saturday and giving
the old fellow a husky twist. Bet
cases for the June session of court
Which will begin here Monday,
Blair ts. the State Iudiutrir.1
Accident commission in which a
retrial of a case heard before on
which the jury disagreed. Las
been set for two days of court
Wednesday, June 5. the case of
Richter vs. Derby will corr.t :-p
for hearing. During the rema n
der of the month of June Jmiue
Kelly "will conduct court in Al
The July term of court will
start July 1 when the case of ti e
Cherry City Baking company vs.
the Harris Ice Machine company
will be heard. Damages" of mora
than $70,01)0 are sought by the
plaintiff which claims that worf
m?n of the Ice Machine company
were negligent in their duties and
thus brought about very disas
trous fire which the baking com
The case of Ben F. West vs. The
statesman publishing Co , has
been set for Tuesday aftrnoon,
July 2. West allege sthat a con
tract said -to have been made with
the defendant has not been knf
STORE OPENING IS
Formal Opening of the Metro
politan Chain Stores, Inc. iu their
new honiejon North Liberty street
was well attended Saturday,
crowds gathering in the store
through the .entire day to see and
purchase .iffm the largo stocks
which have been assembled here
since the first of the year.
Friday night from 7 to 9
o'clock the store was open fur
public inspection without any pur
chasing being done but Sat'uraav
business began in earnest. A
large number of local young wo
men were called to the store as
extra salespeople for the opening
Read the Classified Ads.
It's No Secret!
Find out for yourself
Monday, May 27th
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