The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 11, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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SaJem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, September 11, 1929
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Situation in State Results
In Closing All Rational
Forests to Travel
; ' PORTLAND, On.i SepL 10.
(AP) i Residents of . this city
whose knowledge of forest fires
In" Oreron was limited to the
statements of officialdom tonlcbt
the serlonstfess of the situation
. when a 100-scre blase crept wlth-
- In the limits of the Mount Scott
district and reflected doll red
ass Inst the southeastern sky.
County officials, who sent road
crews out. to ugni me re, or
; iffikM . ft "not ftriona." obi
, residents of the district who were
reminded of its presence each
. time tney peered irom ineir win
rwvn TiainiT wonea.
- The fire was reported confined
to underbrush and stnmpage.
AU National Forests
'' Closed to Campers
Confronted br what ther de
scribed - as tba. moat danrerntis
fire situation tn many years," offi
cials of the district forest office
-here announced that all of tha 14
ciosea tomorrow morning, c. M
Granger, district- forester, said
i this is the second time tn history
Mbat all Oregon national reserre
l harer been ordered closed as a
prerentiTe measure against fire.
The closing order. Granger
said, will not affect trarel over
regular highways nor camping at
government supervised ground' in
the forests. "Unless the ban is
lifted before September 15, how
erer. and Granger said he saw no
immediate possibility of such be-
.ing the case, it -will result in a
postponement of the hunting sea
son's opening on that date,
2000 Men Engaged
In Fighting Fire
Gorernment a.nd state officials
c esumatea mere were more than
2000 men on fire fronts in rarious
parts of western Oregon tonight.
Coos and Cnrry counties, on the
coast; continued to bear the brunt
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previous Reports About For
est Blaze Declared
CTTVlTTITnV Cant 1ft -SCrxA-
cial) Fire in the holdings of the
Eilrer Falls Timber company, 30
miles southeast of Silverton, was
reported Tuesday a being under
control, although large crews of
men were still on the scene to pre-
Tent a new outbreak.
The announcement was made by
M. C. Woodard. manager of the
company, who at the same time
gave, out a statement correcting
certain reports published pre-
Tiously. i
"Some of the reports about the
forest fire in the Silver Falls log
done." said Mr. Woodard.
"A few short trestles on spur
tracks were burned out, but the
main Une so far remains intact for
(he entire distance. A tew bunk
- houses were destroyed in Silver
reek basis.' and some, damage
was done to homesteads in the
v 'The forty women brought out
were not 'rescued' as stated, as
ii war nnt tn Attn rpr Thav
were brought down merely as a
precauuouary measure, bo - iui
they might not have to walk the
entire distance, should bridges
burn out between Camp 14. where
they have been living during the
r summer, ana oumiuu.
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"the damage already, done can be
repaired In eight or ten days.
- "Logging operations had ceased
before the fire broke out,.as log
ging is always halted when the
hnmldity ; drops below SO." .
County Has Lia
Crop in History,
'.; By Warehouse Firm Shbw
The largest crop of grain In the
history of Marlon county has been
produced-th -year according xjto
the statement of -; Harry Miller,
manager of the Farmers'- Ware
house company here which is af
filiated with Kerr, Glfford Co.
of Portland.
"According to the fairest report
which I can gather at this season,"
aaid Mr. Miller Tuesday, "the
county has produced 160,000
bushels of wheat this season. This
has a value estimated at $2 87r
100. The yield of oats has been
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Above is seen the boys at chow .
with the dining room in the hack-
aromnd. Upper, center: la rant
West. Jr scoot officer while to
the lower left are -Ma" and HPa
Boyles .who know how to cook
their onions. '
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Leaders Pleased With First
Two Days Response to'
Funds Campaign
"More than satisfied over re
mits of-tlfe first two days of the
drive," late Tuesday declared
declared scout leaders who are
directing the annual finance cam.
palgn to put boy scouting over the
top In Marlon and Polk counties
for another 12 months. Although
first reports On the drive were
made at a luncheon at the Spa
Tuesday noon, no figures are yet
available on the progress. Inas
much as all workers were not
present and any report would not
be complete.
"If persons who are approach
ed today and Thursday are as lib
eral with contributions as. have
been those who gave the first two
days, the complete success of the
campaign is already assured, O.
P. West, scout executive who is
working with Douglas McKay,
campaign chairman, said Tuesday.
The scouting program Is so well
and favorably known in the city
that field workers are seldom
called upon to explain the where
for of the drive, and men on the
canvass report very few persons
who have declined to do some
thing for the cause.
The regular rally luncheon will
be held at the Spa this noon, when
every worker is urged to be pres
ent to make report. Nearly 50
men are working the field, but
up to report time yesterday noon
only the surface had been touch
ed. Business and professional
men who are giving of their time
to help make the boy program a
success for another year are de
termined to reach Hhe .6300 goal
set before they call Jt he campaign
ended. ,
-Several additional men had en
listed in the cause yesterday, in
cluding: Bernard Kay. Ted Endi
cott, S. E. Purvine, Ellis Miller,
Walter Minler, Eric Butler and C.
A. Sprague.
John Haines of Salem was
found dead shortly before noon
Tuesday in his bedroom at his
farm home 10 miles northwest of
town on the Wallace read. Neigh
bors first discovered the body.
Death was apparently due to heart
trouble, to which he had been sub
ject, having suffered a particular
ly hard attack about a year ana a
half ago. Haines was last seen
about his farm, shortly after
o'clock Monday night, and was
then doing the evening chores. He
maintained a residence in town
also, his family living in Salem.
Funeral arrangements have not
been made, remains being at the
Rigdon mortuary.
Haines was 9 years old and was
born in Iowa March 4, 1860. He
is survived by his widow. Sine,
and three children, Helen, Ronald
and Mrs. R. H. Stewart, all of
1.000.000 bushels with an esti
mated value of 1500,000.
Miller said yields in many fields
had been unusually hlg hper acre.
One farmer reported oats running
114 bushels to the acre while
somewheat fields threshed Xrom
64 to 68 bushels to the acre ..
Selling of wheat has been com
pleted by 89 per cent of the farm
era , in .the county. Miller said
Tuesday.: Wheat was ouoted here
that day ; at 11.15 a ' bushel tor
number one white and $1.11
bushel for number one red. ,
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Faculty of Salem Schools
Approved at Meeting
v - Of Board Tuesday
1 Faculty of the Salem schools
tor the year 1929-30 was com
pleted with election of six teach
ers at the regular board meeting
held last night in the city superin
tendent's office. Coal bids for Les
lie junior high were opened and
referred to the supplies committee
with power to act; new linoleum
approved for the high school prin-
cipars office; and a swimming
program outlined by Dr. Edward
Lee Russell as other items to come
before the board.
Teachers elected were: Mrs.
Mary Mishler, wife of Superinten
dent "M. J. Mishler, formerly of
Grants Pass, biology and science
in tha senior high school; Helen
Gunn, graduate of O. 8. C, who
will teach home economics at Par-
rish junior high in place of Mrs.
Marlon Glendining, whose resig
nation was submitted and accept
ed last night: Agnes -Louise Nor-
cross, graduate of the University
of California at Los Angeles, who
will teach geography and history
at Leslie; Esther Ferguson of
Washington, art at Parrish; Fran
ces L. Welch, fourth grade at En
glewood; Mrs. Elise S. Humble of
Salem and former teacher at Par
rlsb, sixth grade at Park.
Coal bids were submitted by
Larmer, Hillman and the Capital
City fuel companies of Salem.
Dr. Russell recommended that
to continue an effective swimming
program for boys the board pay
the T. M. C. A. 150 a month for
an Instructor and an additional
dollar be paid by the boys for les
sons once a week for an eight
week period. last year, although
classes were taught, the boys had
no regular Instructor and paid
$3.50 for the swimming class. The
board took no action in the mat
Four Salemites
Return to City
From Long Trip
Pleased with 10 weeks - spent
traveling .through the Orient, but
nappy to be bacK in the good
state of Oregon, four Salem trav
elers arrived home early Tuesday
evening. They were Dr. isorman K.
Tally, pastor, of the Presbyterian
church here, Dean Roy Hewitt, of
Willamette university, and his son.
Ronal. and Professor Roy Locken
our, Willamette university teach
er. The men were members of the
Upton Close group, which left
here late In June.
Crawiofd Named
By Organization
Henry R. CrawfordV of Salem
has been named as Oregon's rep
resentative in , an " organization
formed at Sacramento recently, to
syslenutise the placing nf Pacific
coast exhibit at California state
fa!rtand other expositions. D. M.
Lowe, who was tn charge of Ore
gon's exhibit this year Is president
of the organisation. .
Hop Season Found Quiet '
From Selling Standpoint
LOCAL hop dealers are experiencing; the quietest season
i from selling standpoint known here in several seasons,
with buyers making themselves
samples of the crop.
The mold which is preva-
lent in a . number of the yards I
here has played, havcxr with f
both picking and selling, to a cer
tain extent. When reports of
mold first went oat, the mold was
rated .worse than it actually is,
according to one prominent grow
er, and as a consequence pickers
were discouraged from coming.
Most yards are working short of
pickers, with the big Lakebrook
yard of T.XA. Livesley probably
hoidlnr th hirhoftt nnni. n rom-
narison with recent rears. The
amusements and general care for
weirare oi pickers m tnts yara is
probably a main factor in keeping
the picking crew up to' almost
normal. More than 500 Dickers
are engaged there, only some 50
or 75 short of the usual number.
xaras at inaepenaence are
quite short of pickers, so is the
Horst yard and a number of the
smaller yards about here.
(Tura to Pas 10, Column 1.)
A boost for western stock and
good news for breeders in' the
Oregon section is contained in
nviu wui lire c.ov iui iw
en n mine
and G. H. Thompson flock otlPVhQra HriflaQ
place in the fair at Syracuse, N,
T. . Thompsons are from the Ma
cleay district. Word of their win
nings was received by F. A. Doerf-
ler, farm advisor with the First
National bank.
Thompson Brothers took four
firsts from the eastern exhibits.
taking first and-champion aged
ram, first yearling ewe, first ewe
lamb and first on flock. They
also took a number of seconds, in-
cluding yearling ram, ram lamb,
ewe lamb, pen of four lambs. They
naa ix heaa on this circuit and
also, nave a nock in Canada and!
one in California. t
This is the first year Thomp -
sons have exhibited In the east,
me - Doerfler- flock, which took
high awards last year, remaining
at home this year in def ference to
me uocnv from Macleay.
Dr. Willing to
Be Entertained
In-Salem Soon
Plant of the. Salem Golf clnh
to entertain Dr. O. T. Willing.
Portland dentist, who was runner-
up in the national amateur golf
tournament at Pebble Beach last
week, will be completed today fol
lowing ai conference between Ereel
Kay, president of .the local, club.
and Jimmy Richardson, of the
Multnomah club, who la arranging
the Portland reception. s
Dr. Willing will arrive in Salem
at 11 o'clock Friday forenoon ac
cording to present Indications, and
will . be tendered - a - reception by
Governor Patterson In the excutlve
department at the state house. The
golf club's luncheon for the noted
golfer and ' others from Oregon,
who played ln'th national -teona-
ment, will pobably follow.
scarce while waiting to see
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Offices of
Textile Mfen
MARION, N. C. Sept. 10.
(AP) The strike at the Marlon
Manufacturing company and the
-ncnneitt cotton Mills here was
called off tonight by the United
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strikers, at a meeting held in the
DnBUC sciwoinouse ai jiiaai jwar
low woviea 10 return to work.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, Sept 10
(AP) One man kidnapped and
flogged, two others kidnaped and
a quantity of communistic litera-
ture destroyed was the net result
of a parade of Gastonlans start
ing out as a patriotic demonstra
tion and winding up In raids on
National Textile Workers' union
headquarters In Gastonia and Bes
semer City and the International
Labor Defense headquarters in
Tho kidnaped men were dump
ed beside a county road 50 miles
from the place where they were
seiaed last night and made their
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Held in Danger
Oi Brush Blaze
I A tire which has burned over
100 acres of logged off land has
1 been threatening the inter-county
bridge over. the Willamette river
near Newberg. J. L. Cook, road
patrolman of the district; has sta-
tioned guards night and day late-
ly to protect the structure. The
bridge was built several years
I ago; at a cost of $32,000. .The
danger from fire Is not great
1 during the nights and mornings.
1 but afternoon winds stir un the
flames and necessitate careful
wtch at all hours.
Believe It or Not
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Salem is the hop center of
the world. That is, in
the Salem district about SO
per cent of all hops grown
in Oregon are produced and
Oregon -grows more hops
than California or New
York. -.--A . 4.-
.Out of the 16,000 acres of
hops , in Oregon, more than
13,000 acres are within the
Salem trading area; Of the
85,000 bales produced in
1928,'more than 60;o.00 were
grown in Marion and Folk
counties.' , : . . .
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V mt tWMrkakl facts tkMi Salaa, I
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Port to Port Tariffs Held
Too Advantageous for
Large Cities
The fourth section, case which
concerns class ana commoauy
rates on freight heween ports and
intermediate points along the Pa
cific coast, will come up for hear
ing September 26 before the in
terstate commerce commission at
Washington. D. C, according to
William P. Ellis, rate expert, who
will represent the cities of west
ern Oregon in an appeal to place
interior freight rates on a parity
with the port to port tariffs.
"The. layman often does not re
alize what this petition means,"
said Ellis Tuesday in discussing
the pending hearings. "Let me
give an example. The freight rate
on sugar from San Francisco to
Medford Is 80 cents for 100
pounds. The rate from San Francisco-to
Portland on sugar is 24
cents for 100 pounds.
"This' means that a shipper
could send sugar' from San Fran
cisco to Portland and back to the
Bay City and back again to Port
land for less cost than from San
Francisco to Medford. The inter
ior cities maintain' that such a
schedule is unjust, unfair and de
structive to the development of
Interior western cities."
The specific case on which Mr.
Ellis will appear is in opposition
to a request from the Southern
Pacific which requests lower rates
between the ports to meet water
schedules now prevailing. Here
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Jews Seeking to
Raise Funds for
-Palestine Relief
Jewish folk In Salem have or
ganised a society to raise funds
for Palestine disaster relief, these
funds to be administered jointly
by the Zionist society and the Jew
ish Relief -Corps. Anyone wishing
to contribute may send their
checks by mail or . take them to
the Ladd and Bush . bank, desig
nating that they are to be depos
ited in the national Jewish relief
fund- . .
The Zionist society and the Jew
ish Relief Corps are working to
gether from headquarters in New
York City, to distribute the col
lected money for the aid of the
Jews In Palestine who have lo.t
all their belongings in the latest
massacre. ,
Stage Workers
Renew Contract "
With Elsinore
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- Renewal of the contract - h
tween the Elsinore theater and Its
stage workers as well as the oper
ators et Its machines has been
made for another, -:
Operators are granted a day off
each week with a relief operator
taking their, place during this re
spite from - work. A year ago a
dispute over working regulations
and wages resulted In a strike.
Fanchon Marco, being strongly
unionised; was required to - leave
the Elsinore of the schedule un
til the matter was adjusted. : -.
. - Above is s groip ef ctuunp
swimmers in the pool at the Me
hanta camp; lower center la tent
ready for inspection; to the left
m n groan of scout executives.
This picture donated by Salem
Engraving company.
Charge Advanced by James
J. Smith, Former Warden
, Of Penitentiary
(AP) An alleged plot to kill AI
bert Sichofsky, Polish count, In
Folsom prison for his money was
related here today by James J.
Smith, former warden of the pri
son, as the newest angle of the
count's Involved, startling asser
tions that 835,000 belonging to
him disappeared after he was ar
rested in California on bunco
Smith's story smacked of deep
intrigue and involved a prison
record clerk who allegedly endea
vored to have the count sign a
wUl leaving him large sums of
money, then Smith backed his
statements by saying that "all
these things were made a matter
of record when I reported them to
the state prison board."
Smith s story, in effect, was as
Count Transferred
To Inside Position
Sichofsky had been employed in
the prison quarry but was found
'too light" for the work so was
transferred to inside offices and
made an assistant to George Jen
nings, free record clerk; in other
words, he was not a convict. This
was during the latter pat of 1926.
Shortly after the transfer was
made the warden found on his
desk an anonymous letter advis
ing him that Sichofsky was in the
prison hospital and that he, the
warden, should "see if he is all
This letter, Smith said, stated
that Jennings would see Sichofsky
in the hospital that night and have
him sign a will.
Smith said that he- went to the
hospital as directed and secreted
himself behind a screen. He said
that Jennings appeared with
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Lindbergh and
Wife Return to
Roosevelt Field
Sept. 10. (AP) CoL Charles A.
Lindbergh landed here at 6:05 p.
m., today after a flight from St
He was accompanied by Mrs.
Lindbergh and flew Captain Frank
Hawks' plane, in which he went
to New Mexico to aid in search Jor
the Transoontinetal Air Transport
plane. City of San Francisco.
The colonel said T. A. T. would
resume its regular schedules as
soon as the planes which were util
ized in the search for the missing
plane are ready probably within
a very short time.
He asserted that "every safety
device which could possibly be
used" was utilized In the Trans
continental Air Transport system.
Opposing Forces Disrupt
All Communication Along
Russia-Mahchurian Front
- LONDON, Sept 10. (AP)
Complete disruption of telephonic!
and telegraphic communication
with Progranlchanaya from Har
bin tonight hid from the world
any developments In the struggle
tor - possession of that eastern
terminus of - the Chinese eastern
railway. - ' ". i ;?-.jrp?
The Manchuria government of
ficially announced that both tele
graph and radio stations at Prog
ranlchanaya as well as the railway
station had been destroyed In the
almost continues fighting between
Russian and Chinese troops over
the weekend. The government sol
diers and 10 railway employes.
were - continued today west - oi
C Chinese officials asserted that
Nominations Made at Har
monious fleeting of Cap
ital Post Tuesday
Rumors of "Factional Dif
ferences" Completely -Inaccurate
No' Indications of any "faction
al differences", within Capital
Post No. , American Legion,
were In evidence at Tuesdays
night's meeting, when nomina
tions were made for tilling the veV
rious. off ices for the coming year.
In nearly every case there was
only one name advanced, and It
was apparent that no pre-arranged
"tickets" were in the field.
Herman Brown, who has held,
the offices of chaplain, vice com- '
mander and member of the execu
tive committee and has been active
in the work oTthe initiation team
during the past year, was the only
nominee for commander to suc
ceed Douglas McKay. The name
of Newell Williams had been
prominently: mentioned, but be
was not nominated. An additional
opportunity for nominations will
be given at the-jjext meeting Sep
tember 24, but friends of Mr. Wil
liams would not say whether he
would be nominated at that time
or not
Full List of -
Nominees Given
Other nominations were:
For vice commander, Lewis P.
Campbell. Mr. Campbell said af
ter the meeting that he would de
cline the nomination, and was
sending a letter to Commander -
McKay to that effect
For finance officer, Frits Slade
and Roy Simmons. Jake Fuhrer
was nominated, but declined, men
tioning that he had held the office
for nine years and wished to be
For chaplain. Captain Earl Wil
liams, Incumbent. .
For adjutant. Raymond H. Bas-
sett incumbent
For sergeant at arms, Frank
For quartermaster, Don Wig-
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Salem High School Adopts
New System Involving
Advisory Method
Pupil guidance or advisory
movement will be adopted In the
Salem high school this fall for thes, .
first time, thus giving Salem high
school its place with leading east
ern schools and progressive
schools of the coast In fitting the
school to the pupils rather than
the pupils to the school. First
plans of the new program were
outlined by R. W. Tavenner, sec
ondary school supervisor, at a
meeting of the senior high seaaul
department heads held Tuesday
afternoon at the senior high
school. "
The guidance plan will, he
worked out through a "heme
room advisory scheme, with- the
1.000 or more pupils divided Into
40 groups and each group assigned ,
to one teacher, in whose .room
they wUl assemble the first It
minutes of school for roll call, and
again at the 40 minute period fan- .
mediately after lunch. The teacher
in charge of the. room will be ad
visor to this group of pupils, will
help with changes of program, will
watch failures and attempt to find
out the why of such and help with
improvement, will advise concern-,,
tng courses In the future, AH pro
from changes, from the very first
day of school, will he mads with
the advisory teacher. Students will ,
be assigned to their "home rooms'
as soon as school opens. -Tavenner
told the heads of de
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as tha result of the aerial bomb
ardments the eastern boarder vil
lai bo
lages had been reduced to a state
of anarchy of which the ever pre .
ent bandits took quick advantage
to pillage unprotected homes and
shops freely. .''--"':
It was understood the toYtet
government had - appropriated ;
150,000 more for the relief , et
Russian citizens In China. Tho
fund will be administered through
the German consul at Harbin. Sev
eral hundred Russians, arrested on
charges of subversive propogaada
or of obstructing operations of the
railway, are held, la detention:
camps near that city. Russia has
claimed that these are mistreated
and . Ill-ted which China has de
nied,, ,