The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 14, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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Continued fair today and
propably Sunday; Low ha
midity. Max. trmperatare
Friday SO; Mln. 47; . River
-2.4; Hazy; So rata.
y ' The Statesman la glad to '
lire complete coverage ef
news la Salem churches.
Salem, Oregon, Saturday Morning; September 14, 1929
i .cofifeh is
projected to
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Situation Becomes More and
More Alarming as no
Rain Arrives
bex Anneal li
Sea Plane Kills Bathers at "Coney"
British "Expert
Talked lBy Sh
: t
.General Session of All Big
Powers Considered at
Japan, France and Italy to
Be Among Those Asked
To Meeting
(AP) A general naval confer
ence to consider all elasfes of
fighting craft from the battleship
to the submarine la proposed for
as early In December as possible.
- Th eaiiinar of such a conference
toiaa been ; made possible - byHtn -
agreement In principle Deiween
the United States and Great Brit
ain on parity In cruiser strength,
which has been a stumbling block
to full naral limitation since the
Washington arms conference of
1921. I
Japan, France and Italy, the
other powers signatory to the
Washington treaty, will be. invited
to the conference at which the
American government will pro
pose that the ten-year holiday In
the construction of capital ships
be extended from 1931 to. 193.
Second Meet la
1936 Possible
The view here Is that by 1938.
. . ...
the date of the expiration of the
Washington treaty, there should
be an opportunity for a second
conference, at which It should be
possible to take even greater steps
looking to a reduction of fighting
hips of all categories,' as by that
time the navies of the world
would have been stabilised.
It was made known officially
today that the discussion between
the United States and Great Brit
ain on the cruiser question has
narrowed down to the proposition
of whether some 30,000 tons of
cruisers shall b e embodied i n
three craft carrying 8-inch guns
or four to five smaller ships car
rying 8-lnch guns, the size of wea
pon the British government long
has favored for. practically all
cruisers. ' w
December Confab
To Get Question
This Question probably will be
left for the December conference,
Jt is explained, and there Is no
present thought that President
VTruwnr and Rrnnsav MacDonald
will undertake to settle It during
the forthcoming visit or the Brit
ish premier to Washington.
Obsolence in submarine and
tonnaee Is expected to bring about
enualitv in these categories be
tween the United States and
Great Britain by 193. The Am
erican navy now has a preponder
ance of both of these types of
ships, but several in each class
coon pass out of commission, the
nan department having announ
ro todav that at least 35 of the
present active list destroyers
would be decommissionea ana
eventually disposed oi.
American and British
IWfctrovpr Produced
Th nresent idea Is that by 1936
both the British and American de
atrnvar fleets will have been re
duced to between 125,000 and
150,000 tons. A lesser reduction
in existing submarine tonnage Is
National needs create a more
difficult question in cruisers. The
prittah Ti a widespread islands
end coast lines to .police in peace
.time by. light cruisers, the United
RtatAa reauires cruisers of wide
teaming range because of a lack
of naval bases.
Th national obligations of
Great Britain place their require
ment la the neighborhood of 340,-
.000 tons of cruisers to cover po
lice duty and to balance other na
val equipment, this is 110,090
iinn tiAinw th minimum demand
ed by Great Britain at the tripart-.
tte naval conference at Geneva in
BOULOGNE, Trance, Sept. 14.
a.tnrfavl (A PI After
ewimming IS hours in her attempt
te cross the English channel, Mrs.
Myrtle Huddleston, holder of an
'imarimii tmiiiriBM record, early
today was In good condition and
going strong.
Eight Alleged
Arrested as
. Southern
CHARLOTTE, N. C Sept. 13
rXP) Charged with conspiracy
to revolt against the government
of the state i of North Carolina,
eight men connected with theLefe
ray cotton mill strike In Gaa
tonfa were held late today in the
Mecklenburg county Jail.
I Seven of them . were arrested
when police and deputy sheriffs,
engaged in an abortive liquor raid
on a rooming house here, found a
r a half dozen shot guns and riot
guns and hundreds of rounds of
ammunition. w
- The eighth "was taken severs
Hours later while driving an ulo4
mobile which was admitted to be-
' Jong to the International labor de
fense, bat which was licensed tn
Sexual Reform Ideas
Flayed by Catho
lic Chief
Cardinal Bourne Says
Birth Prevention
Is Wrong .
LONDON, Sept. 13(AP)
Cardinal Bourne, primate of the
Roman Catholic church In Eng
land, speaking tonight in Albert
Hall at a celebration of the cen
tenary of the Catholic emancipa-
on act, spoke strongly against
so-called sexual reform ideas
which are being discussed here at
length this week hy the third
world congress for sexual reform.
The cardinal called such ideas
"degrading to holy matrimony."
He said that "analysis of all mo
tives set forth by earnest, well
meaning and, I believe, conscien
tious men, of hard cases . which
they quote with a view to exten
sion of facilities for divorce, all
come to the .same thing, a cry of
instinct for self gratification and
the proclaiming of the impossibil
ity of self control.
"So too with the Apostles of
birth prevention in a still more
dangerous degree. How can those
f who deliberately interfere with
the natural processes of life
preach purity to women whom
they have taught to avoid the con
sequences which once reinforced
the hesitating voice of a vacillat
ing conscience?
No silly prating about the ne
cessity of elucidating problems or
that to the pure all things are
pure or that claims of art must
be satisfied, which we frequently
hear, can change the mortal law
or alter the fundamental facts of
human nature."
Besides the cardinal, the- arch
bishops 'of Liverpool, Birming
ham and Cardiff, with 20 bishops,
assembled for the national ca
tholic congress tonight. During
the day the Union Jack and. the
papal colors flew over Westmin
ister cathedral in celebration of
the centenary. "
NEW YORK. Sent. 13. (AP)
For the third time in 24 hours,
police reserves were caiiea to
quell a disturbance. At a com
munist street meeting eight per
sons were arrested, bringing the
total of similar arrests since last
night to 40.
Tonight's clash started when
policemen ordered speakers at a
harlem meeting to move on. The
orators attacked the policemen
and In a few minutes a crowd of
2,000 negroes and whites had ga
thered. Part of the crowd follow
ed the police and their prisoners
to the police station, hurling in
sults. Earlier today soap box speak
ers who took up a position near
the Pennsylvanian station to in
veirla asainst the Mexican gov
ernment gave battle when patrol
men interfered. . Twenty persons
were arrested.
Last night a negro speaker
mounted a soap box at a commun
ist meeting In a Jewish section of
Brooklyn to criticize Jews. Po
lice rescued him and quieted a
crowd after an hour's struggle. A
dozen persons were arrested.
Fire Fighters
Sent Through
Salem Friday
Three stage loads of fire fight
ers went south through Salem to
go Into the forests of southern
Oregon and the coast regions
where uncontrolled biases are rag
ing on ' many fronts. The men
were drafted in Portland. Prac
tically all are experienced loggers
Aftermath of
Textile Strike
the same of Juliette Poyns In
charge of the work of the organi
sation in this section. -; -
Just before the "dead Une". set
by the judge City Detective H. M.
Joynr lined up Lell. Saylor, Taylor
Shytle.- Dewey Martin, John Gib-
ton, Etley Rich, Paul Sheppard
and George Saul and read the war
rant to them. They were remanded
to jail but efforts to gala a bear
ing for them this afternoon before
Judge Shaw started immediately.
The men all have been connect.
ed with the national textile work
ers anion and communis tie activi
ties fa this section, although it was
stated by communist leaders here
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Numerous Clothes Ac-
complish Result
He Avers
Noted Playwright Is
Confident He
LONDON, Sept. 13 (AP)
George Bernard Shaw tonight re
presented himself as an "expert
on. sex appeal", to the third con
gress ef the world league for Sex
ual reform. He said an Important
function of the theatre in society
is to educate people in matters of
"But no one calls in play
wrights as experts in these mat
ters," he went on. "They choose
priests instead, who are celibate
yet claim to be experts.
Sex Appeal Created
Only by Clothing
"As an expert, I say the only
method of creating sex appeal la
by clothes. Women hare taken a
very large step toward nudity and
sex appeal has vanished. Bring
back clothes and It will be In
creased. The voluptuous woman
of the 19th century was a master
piece of sex appeal, from the
crown of her head to the soles of
her feet. Everything about her,
except her cheeks and nose, was a
guilty secret. Modern women will
probably be shocked by pictures
of those Victorian ladles with ev.
ery contour emphasized and up
holstered. The Victorian age was
an exceedingly Immoral age af
fected with the disease of exhib
itionism. Class Morality Is
Held Oat as Goal
"To the mass of people today
art and beauty are nothing but
debauchery. We must fight for
class morality. There must be a
division of morality for distinct
sections of the community. One
section cannot impose Its Ideas on
the nation."
. The congress for sexual reform
today declared Itself against "all
kinds of censorship on sex sub
jects in literature, scientific pub
lications and pictures." It was
decided that "impropriety Is too
subjective and indefinite to serve
ag the basis for laws. Human be
ings should be so educated as to
be able to meet knowledge and
to decide for themselvs what to
avoid and reject."
Adoption of this resolution fol
lowed an address by Bertrand
Russell, who advocated removal
of all censorship laws.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich., Sept
13 (AP) The fate of the
freighter, Andaste, missing since
it started for Chicago last Mon
day night in the teeth of a Lake
Michigan gale, became known to
night with the arrival here of the
tug Bertha G.. which brought In
part or the wreckage. Captain and
crew of 24 of the Andaste are be
lieved lost.
Captain George Van Hall, mas
ter of the Bertha G., reported he
found wreckage of the Andaste
strewn for several miles about 14
miles out in Lake Michigan and 40
miles south of aere. The Bertha G.
brought In the door of the cabin
occupied by Captain A. L. Ander
son of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., master
of the Andaste. George Evans and
Joe Collins, members of the crew
who remained behind when the
Andaste started on its last voyage.
l dentil led the door and also wood
work from the Interior of Captain
Andersn a cabin.
Captain Van Hall said he saw bo
Immediately after Captain Van
Hall made his report a coast guard
boat put out from here to search
tor bodies of the missing men. The
tugs. Liberty and Freedom of the
Materials Construction company.
owners of the Andaste. were to
loin in the search tomorrow.
The Andaste was 37 years old.
It was a steel semi-whale back of
2 COO tons and was used for
transporting gravel and sand from
Grand Haven to Chicago for the
outer drive which Is being con
structed along the shore of Lake
Michigan. It sister ship, the Cllf
ton, sank la Lake Huron three
years ago.
Thiei Trades
Tires With BUI
Mc Adams Friday
. .' - ..." ;'-
William "Bill McAdams. spe
cial delivery messenger for the lo
cal postofflce Is beginning to be
lieve every wheel oa every ear
ought to have a lock, and he may
be inventing one yet.
Friday he parked his automo
bile near the postofflce on North
Cottage street. When he returned
a short time later to the car, he
found an old, almost useless tire
boldly adorning one of the -front
wheels on which he had left a
perfectly good tire. And now he's
wondering what next, .
Moscow Reports Show Dis
satisfaction With Re
cent Chinese Note
Extensive List of Alleged
Wrongs Compiled by
Soviet Chiefs
MOSCOW, U. S. S. R., Sept.
14. (Saturday) (AP) la a
fresh note remarkable for its brev
ity and negative character, the
Nanking government today virt
ually rejected all amendments re
cently proposed by the Soviet gov
ernment for a projected mutual
agreement to govern the control
and operation of the Chinese East
ern railway in Manchuria.
Although the Nationalist gov
ernment expresses its readiness to
begin negotiations with Moscow
Immediately for settlement ot the
railway dispute, it proposed condi
tions which were declared In re
sponsible governmental quarters
to be impossible of acceptance.
Future Conference Is
Burden of Proposal
Nanking proposed that the
main points in the dispute between
the two countries be settled at a
future conference In Berlin, ad
ding that if the conference decid
ed in favor of the proposed Soviet
amendments regarding the railway
the Nationalist government would
ffot jobject to them.-
The Chinese note Ignored com
pletely the recent Soviet proposal
to replace the present Chinese
chairman of the board of directors
of the railway, whom Moscow
holds was largely responsible for
the conflict, and said that China
cannot agree to appoint a new
manager and assistant manager
for the railway as a preliminary
to negotiations.
MOSCOW, U. S. S. R., Sept. 13.
(AP)-r-A long list of alleged
outrages committed by Chinese
aa Russian White guards along
the Manchurlan bordfr in the last
six weeks was made public tonight
by Soviet authorities who declared
all the charges were amply corro
borated by official documents and
the testimony of witnesses.
The government earlier had an
nounced that no major engage
ments had occurred on the Man
churlan frontire but that the So
viet border guards had taken re
prisal movements after Chinese
soldiery had violated the peace.
Wild Reports Spread
About Chinese Action
The Soviet indictment of Chin
ese handling of Russian citizens in
Manchuria ranged through almost
every conceivable form of Lard
ship and torture. There were al
ledged to have been many execu
tions and wholesale imprisonment,
with cases where Russians were
driven to suicide or became in
sane. It was said scores of headless
bodies had been found In Harbin
and along the Chinese Eastern
railway disputed administration of
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LOS ANGELES, Sept.- 13.
(AP) Three youths narrowly es
caped suffocation In an asphalt pit
at La Brea oil field tonight, and
three men who attempted a res
cue were entrapped for half an
The boys. Jack Shoehalr, 14,
William Newman, 15, and Wlllard
Marshall, 12, sank In the viscid
mass In a 50 foot wide pit. When
M. P. Duncan. 34. Donald L.
Crandall. 25, and L. O. Ripply,
30, arrived to aid the boys only
their heads could be seen. The
rescuers floundered in the tar, and
began sinking.
Cries of the entrapped persons
attracted a large crowd, and a
fire company was summoned. Fire
Chief G. D. Mansfield directed the
rescue. He waded into the pit and
held the head of one boy above
the slimy surface for several min
The boys said they were sucked
down in the treacherous mass
while chasing a squirrel.
Friday 13th Has
No Terrors for
-President Cahse
Friday, the 13th, holds so illu
sions for John . M. Cause, presU
den of Kimball School of Theol
ogy, and Mrs. Causa. Friday, Sept
ember 13, 22 years ago . they
reached the west eoast and Seattle
from Fort Wayne, Ind.,
t And yesterday. Friday the 13th.
marked their . 22nd year on the
coast; , but no "hoodoo" was ob
served. ?We don't intend to go
back to the east," Cause said yes-,
terday. This is the land of our
adoption; we enjoyed Indiana be
cause it was our birthplace,, but
Oregon, la oars by election? he
added, . " - .
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View of the overturned seaplane on the beach at Craey Islaad, X. Tn after it bad crashed into
crowd of bathers, killing a boy and a girL beet shows Pilot Alexander, who is held by the police.
Later to the day aaother plane owned by the same t ransport company, in attempting to land the
water in a fog, killed two mem in a rowboat in the same locality as the first accident occurred.'
Machine Largest Ever Built
For Service Over Land
Reports State
Sept. 13 (AP) The biggest
land plane ever built, primarily
designed for whisking sleeping
passengers across the night skies
at 150 miles an hour, was offl-H
clally launched today.
It was the first of the Fokker
F-32's equipped to carry 32 pas
sengers in daylight flights and 11
at night and Is destined for early
Installation on th etranscontinen
tal plane-train system of the New
York Central railroad and Univer
sal airlines. Five more are under
construction for Universal and as
soon as they are finished six
more will be begun for Western
Air Express.
With 13 persons aboard the gi
ant plane, which has a wing
spread of 99 feet and is nearly 70
feet long, took off today after a
run along Fokker field of less
than 20 seconds. It climbed steep
ly, banked and swung in wide
circles under low clouds. First
the rear of th efour engines were
Idled then the front without loss
of altitude, th espeed was pushed
up to 150 miles an hour, lowered
to less than 100, the plane dipped
and swooped and banked to dem
onstrate its stability in 'all posi
tions, and then it dropped gently
back to the muddy field.
The passengers sit four abreast
with a wide aisle running down
the middle. The cabin is so high
that even tal passengers cannot
touch the ceiling when standing
up. There is a kitchen and two
LEWISTON, Ida., Sept. 13.
(AP) H. F. Brown, deputy sher
iff of Lewis county, who felled a
robber suspect with six bullets af
ter he had been shot in the abdo
men by the suspect, was near
death in a hospital here tonight.
An operation revealed that the
bullet, first thought to have fol
lowed a rib and emerged from his
back near the spine, had punc
tured the Intestinal wall in two
places. A surgeon's statement said
that Brown's condition was "crit
ical, with little hope of recovery.
The deputy was shot as he ae
eosted a man wanted for the rob
bery of a Winchester pool hall.
Before drawing, his gun he com
manded the man to halt, and as
he advanced toward him he stum
bled over a rock. The suspect
quickly pulled a pistol from a con
cealed holster and fired. From a
kneeling position Brown emptied
his pistol into the body of the sus
pect, killing him at once. An au
topsy revealed that each of the
six bullets entered the man s body
Officers tonight said they be
lieved the man was Paul Karick,
former inmate of a Boise Jail. The
body was said to be without means
of Identification, but was recog
nized by an officer. A money belt
strapped around the waist was
filled with cartridges for the pis-
told he carried.
Believe It or Not
- - - About Salem
SINCE June 1, 1827,
Marion county has
not had a single case of
diphtheria, a period of
. more than two years.
In 1923, there were 20
cases in the county; in
1924, 17 cases ; in 1925,
19 cases; in 1926, the
? number was cut to three
and in 1927 to one.'
porkers of the Marion
county health unit have
brought : about this re
znarkable improvement.
" Th BUUtatsa win welcome m
tribaiiaa froa Its radri f eta-
i r nurttbl lMt abemft
District Attorney
Diet at Hand of
Unidentified Man
BORGER. Tex., Sept. "lS
(AP) District Attorney
Voha A. Holmes, 37, waa
shot and killed toaight by
an unide titled assailant
who fiied from ambush as
Holmes prepared to close the
garage door at his home.
Holmes wife and moth-er-ia-Iaw,
Sin. Donna B.
Greene, Just were entering
the home and the district at
torney, having pat up tlie
family automobile for the
night, turned to follow them
whea three ballets felled
him.' The women tamed at
the door of the house to see
Holmes fall dying.
Neighbors, aroused by the
shots, saw a man flee down
a nearby alley. The murder
er had hidden in the corner
of a vacant house not 60
feet from Holmes garage.
Authorities, who organiz
ed the biggest posse in this
tumultuous mushroom oil
town's history, had no the
ories as to the cause of the
WASHINGTON, D C, Sept. 13.
(AP) Because boilers and en
gines of 57 destroyers now on ac
tive service are unsatisfactory and
Bhow signs of wearing out, the
navy department announced today
that at least 30 and possibly all
of these ships would be recom
missioned with a view to eventual
These destroyers are 57 of the
Fore river-type, a group of war
built ships which Admiral Hughes,
chief of operations,, said had al
ways been troublesome and would
be expensive to refit the navy s
active destroyer force will not be
reduced, however, as each destroy
er taken out of line will be re
placed from 159 which are now
tied up in reserve at Philadelphia
and San Diego.
Should all 67 of the unsatisfac
tory ships be disposed of, the
great preponderance of destroyers
which this country has held over
Great Britain would; be greatly re
duced, the department said.
The present destroyer force is
262, compared with 184 for the
British fleet. Admiral Hughes
said this reduction of destroyers
did not figure In recent arms lim
itation discussions with the Brit
ish government, although it was
kept In mind by American experts
during exchanges. '
Decommissioning Is to be ac
complished gradually, as funds ap
propriated for modernization of
old ships become available for
work the crew of each destroyer
will lay up the ship it is leaving,
and will place ' its successor in
commission, as this method is
found the most economical.
For river-type destroyers were
known to be unsatisfactory at the
time 153 were laid up, and the
navy deliberately chose to wear
them out In service, keeping Its
superior ships in reserve. Admiral
Hughes said.
Former Bearcat
Coach Passes on
At Moline, 111.
Cyrus E. Diets, athletle coach
at Willamette university -about
1904, died at Hollne, I1L, Friday
as the result of injuries suffered
when he fell from a horse. He
was f C years of age, and wag jus
tice of the Illinois supreme court
at the time of his death.
Attempts to identify Mr. Diets
with the -history et Willamette
sports were unsuccessful until Asa
Fisher, detective sergeant with the
local police department, noticed
the report of the Justice's death.
Fisher played football under
Diets, who coached here his first
year after graduating from col.
lege. He later coached at Kansas
State Agricultural College, before
beglnnnig his career at the bar.
, F. W. Cleat, 11 10 E street, as
arrested lata Friday night on a
charge of falling to stop at - a
through street. He 1s to appear In
pUca court today.;
Plea Supported by Youthful
Husband Who Leads
13. (AP)' Harsh treatment he
was forced to undergo at the
hands of his wife, Mrs. -Rebecca
Bradley Rogers, has convinced
her husband, Otis Rogers, that she
was insane when she robbed the
Farmers' National bank at Buda,
Texas, in 1926.
Rogers, chief of defense coun
sel for the defendant, took the
stand at his wife's fourth trial
here today and said he believed
her still mentally unbalanced.
After others who had come In
close contact with the defendant
throughout her life, including two
years at the University of Texas,
had expressed the opinion she was
not sane, the youthful attorney
told his and "Becky's" romance,
their secret marriage and the
hardships they have suffered Bince
his wife robbed the bank.
Rogers said he met his wife
while they were students at the
university. He testified that
shortly before they were married
Mrs. Rogers would sometimes meet
him on the street and not speak.
At other times he said she would
only greet him casually.
In 1926 he was graduated from
the university, Rogers related.
and shortly afterward decided to
go to Amarillo, Texas, to practice
law, leaving his wife in Austin
until he was able to send for her.
He testified his wife accompan
ied him to the train seeming un
usually happy. Here he told of
his wife always being happy when
he thought she should have been
sad and very sad when she should
have, been happy.
In the summer of 1927. Rogers
testified, his wife visited him in
Amarillo and he asked her what
she thought of him. She replied:
iou are all right but you don't
seem to have any sense."
The attorney then related how
be had read of his wife's connec
tion with the bant robbery, how
he left a sick bed to be with her
and how be was stricken with tu
berculosis and forced to go to west
Texas for his health.
While he was recovering from
this sickness he said he attempted
to get out of bed and in so doing
found he had overtaxed his
strength and fell to the floor. He
testified his wife came Into the
room but insisted he was not sick
and made him crawl back to bed
without assistance.
Another incident that made him
think his wife was insane was the
renting of a hotel room at SI a
day so that she might take a bath,
Rogers testified. He said that at
that time she was employed as a
waitress at f 2 a day.
Sanitary Survey 1
Of Schools Here
Started Friday
Sanitary survey of the Salem
schools was started Friday by Dr.
Vernon A. Douglas, county health
officer. H. C. Sinks, county sani
tary officer, and Dr. Edward Lee
Russell. The men visited the
senior high and Garfield buildings
yesterday and plan to have in
spected each of the 13 school
houses by the middle of next
week, following which recommen
dations for changes will he made
to the school board. : .
Mrs. Pantages' Attorney
Starts Strong Attack on
Charges of Prosecution
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (AP)
The defense of Mrs. Lola Pan
tages, wife of the vaudeville mag
nate,' on trial of a second degree
murder charge, today launched a
bitter . attack: upon , state' con
tention she was intoxicated and
drove into the automobile of and
fatally injured Juro Rokumoto, a
Japanese. June Iff, during. wild
drive down Sunset Boulevard.
Physicians and surgeons testi
fied Mrs. Pantages dazed condi
tion was caused i by Injuries she
received in the , collision and did
not Indicate intoxication, and one
witness of the crash said the Jap
anese turned his automobile di
rectly In front Of the woman's ear
Scores of Blazes Spring Up
.While Old Ones Rage
EUGENE Ore.. Sept. 13 .
S PI A lvin PAnnlaa It AmA m
his"' home here tonight as a result
of injuries suffered yesterday
when a tree fell upon a group, ef
men of which he was a member
while fighting a forest fire near
Mabel. J. H. McCublns was kiUe
in the same accident yesterday.
Three others were injured.
The exact nature of the injuries
which caused Peoples' death had
not been determined. Member
of his family did not know he was
home until his mother found aim
Peoples waa said to have driven
his motorcycle from Bael to this
city today.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Sept. 13.
(AP) With at least a dozen
larre fires In western Oresron still
burning uncontrolled, scores of
smaller blazes growing and new
fires continuing to Spring up for
est officials here tonight saw no
immediate prospect of relief.
A heavy blankest of smoke ex
tended over the entire western
half of this state and nart of
Washington and was so thick here
it resemDiea a neavy xox. visi
bility was limited to less than a
quarter of a mile.
Power, telephone and telegraph
lines fell before a fire in Douglas
county. The California-Oregon
power line between Proenect and
Springfield was broken three times
oy tailing trees. A crew of 29
men were reported stringing a
new line in an effort to re-establish
Lines Are Burned Out
South of Roseburg
Telephone and telegraph lines
south of Roseburg went' out to
day, affecting all main toll lines
and radio network service between
Portland and San Franeiscn.
Workmen toiled for three hours
before service was restored.
Major John D. Guthrie of the
district forest office said incen
diary torches had been at work la
the Umpqua National forest.
Three new tires, man made. crew.
until they bad merged into one
large blaze before being discov
ered today, he declared. He s&ld
fighters held little hope of check
ing the fire before It Joint another
started Wednesday when fncen.
dfarists fired the forest at five
separate points.
More than 100 men were sent
Fighting Forces
Found Inadequate
Although classed as a 100-man"
fire. 3000 acre Elk river blaze
had less than SO men to
night. New fires were renortAd
in the Agness and Chetko dis
tricts. The Eden vallev fir in si.n.
you National forest jwas said te
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Prunes, the first of the season,
started coming Into Salem Friday
with the Oregon Packing company
at 12th street, Del Monte coneera,
receiving the first of the lt?f
How the prunes are to be ran
ned Is a problem for the crew
working on pears Is taking up a
large amount of the canning space
In the plant. The canning or
Bartlett pears Is to continue for
six weeks. Night forces may be
needed to handle the prunes.
Canning of beans at the 11th
street plant of the Oregon Pack--lng
company Is slowing down al
though it will continue for two
weeks. Pumpkins will then be
handled by that plan. Changes of
equipment to make ready for
pumpkin canning is already being
made. The full supply of pump
kins will begin about October 1.
without signaling.
Two other . witnesses of" the
crash declared a second automo
bile, speeding on a course parallel
to that of Mrs. Pantages forced
her to the left side of the street
where the collision occurred. Pro
secution witnesses testified ao
automobiles were near the wom
an's ear when she swerved to the
wrong side of the street, - v
' Philip Esterly, a chauffeur em
ployed by A. E. Christie, film pr
ducer, caused a sensation with hit
testimony that the Japanese turn
ed in front of Mrs. Pantage's car.
He also mentioned a car driving
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