The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 08, 1930, Page 1, Image 1

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Modern Rackets and Older
Wild West Methods '
Well Combined
Workers' pay Checks Held
At Pittsburgh, Ca!.,
When Cash Taken'
OAKLAND. CaL. Not. 7
(AP) With the dispatch of mod
ern racketeering and some of the
llalr of the old west, a band of
outlaws held np a Southern Paci
fic passenger train near Nobel to
day and escaped with loot esti
mated at 155.700 or more.
Passengers were not molested
bat.. were thrown Into a panic
when a transformer on an adjoin
ing electric line blew out. Eye
witnesses a treed but one shot was
fired by the six or seven, armed
and masked men. The escape was
made in a stolen 'motor ear.
The train was number 36 which
mm dally between Oakland and
Tracy, Cat, Wins; Oakland
about T a.m.. authorities believed
two men boarded the, train at
Berkeley as passengers.'
Near Nobel, seren miles from
here, an armed, masked man,. who
had climbed across eoachea and
4nmnat IBtA thi lOeOmO-
. iv n A in - thin, tilth calm voice
commanded the engineer and fire
man to stop the engine. ;
Trainmen Forced
To IJe on Ground
R. e. Lemery, engineer, and S.
E. O'Brien, fireman, were forc
ed to lie face down on the ground.
A Urge sedan was waiting beside
the track with other robbers in
it. Two machine guns were
mounted on the car and each rob
ber was armed with a high power
Tifle except one who had a shot
gun and the man who climbed, in
to the cab with a pistol.
Methodically the robbers enter
ed the baggage car, held np John
McClintoek, baggage man. and
took an undetermined number of
bags of mail Including approxi
mately 55.00V-eonsigned by the
Federal Reserve bank In San
Francisco to the American Trust
company branch at Pittsburg to
be used In cashing payroll checks
for the Columbia Steel Works
company. ' 1 V ? .
Checks Held Up
When Money iGone
The workers were lined , up
ready to receire their checks
when news of the robbery came.
Company officials held np the
checks tentatively. -
The bandits fled in the sedan
and the train pulled on to Stege
where authorities were notified.
Postal inspectors. Federal Re
serve officers, sheriff's deputies
and Southern Pacific police or
ganised a search of northern cen
tral California. AU roads were
ordered blocked for miles around.
The sedan was stolen last night
from an Oakland garage by two.
men who held np an attendant.
The attendant gave police a good
description of the men who were
though to have been members of
the holdup gang.
Passengers expected to be rob
bed. They got their money and
valuables "and had them ready.
But the robbers were after bigger
Stores to Close
Here Armisticb
Day, Announced
Virtually all mercantile estab
lishments In Salem are expected
to be closed on Armistice day, a
check of stores yesterday indicat
ed. Exceptions ' hotels
restaurants and other places of
business which never lose on
holidays. .
A double-header football game
following an extensive v parade
Tuesday morning will be features
In the American Legion's program
for the day. At night the ar
mory will be the scene for the sec
ond evening's entertainment fur
nished br the local post. Various
frames conducted by legionnaires,
as well as a dance will be featur
ed. 1
Druggan is Sought tor
Plot to Murder Capone
, CHICAGO, Nov. 7.(AP)
Terrry Druggan, beer baron and
public energy continued to elude
police tonight, although efforts to
(capture him were redoubled ' fol
lowing the discovery of a letter
which investigators said Implicat
ed nisi in a plot to assassinate
'Searface" Al Capone, czar of
Chicago's gangdom. 1
. This letter, seized by detectives
who raided the wealthy Drug
gan's downtown hotel suit and his
luxurious north side apartment
during the day. contained an of
fer to "take care of the. big f el
low." .. . -
Investigators declared "the big
fellow," could mean no cne but
Capone. - .
Detective j seized many other
letters which Indicated, they said
that Druggan ; ia In closet touch
with criminals in many, other
Not Candidate
For i President
Giving all of Attention to
Governorship Duties,
He Tells Scribes
ALBANY, N. T., Nov. T.
(AP) Any presidential candi
dacy boom launched by admirers
of Governor Franklin D. Roose
velt, will lack the approval or
cooperation of that official.
Prompted by a statement of
James A. Farley, chairman of
the democratic state committee,
that a concerted move to nomi
nate the governor for the presi
dency In 1832 would have its In
ception within the next year.
Governor Roosevelt declared to
day he was giving no thought to
anything other than his duty as
The Farley statement, made In
New York last night, was the lat
est of a series of similar views
expressed by persons prominent
in the organization of this and
several other states.
Newspapermen calling on the
governor this afternoon found
him writing longhand on a pad.
silent. After a few moments he
looked np and said:
"Now, ask me anything about
1932 and here's the answer."
One job Enough,
Statement Says
- He tossed across his desk two
sheets of paper containing the
"On several occasions during
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i CORDOBA Spain, Not. 7
(AP) The high chant of the
Moslem religious service rose in
the ancient cathedral of Cordoba
today for the first time in five
hundred yean. , ,
Moorish students, touring the
old province of Andalusia, which
was wrested from their forbears
five centuries ago, halted In a
corridor of the cathedral where
verses of the Koran still decorate
the walls, i .
Oblivious of their whereabouts,
they burst into the chant as a
Catholic mass was being sang In
another part of the . church. The
Catholle clergy, realizing the
students were touring under gov
ernment S auspices, suspended
their mass until the chant ended.
It was probably the first time
in history that services of the two
religions have been performed
simultaneously without restric
tions in the same temple.
Freighter Goes
Ashore in Gale
BIARRITZ. France, Nov. 7.
( AP) The Italian freighter San
ta Rita, 2,250 tons, was. driven
ashore by ; gales a mile, south of
this city today.
The entire crew of 33 was
saved. The ship was broken up by
the waves.
parts of the country. Deeds and
records also were found that in
vestigators said would reveal
Druggan as one of the wealthiest
in Chicago rackets.
Judge John Lyle, "enemy -of
public enemies," announced aft
er examining the letter referring
to the "big fellow" that it indi
cated beyond doubt Druggan plan
ned to have Capone assassinated.
Two days ago Judge Lyle declar
ed Druggan's $10,000 bond on a
vagrancy warrant forfeited. It was
then that, the search for the beer
baron began.
Another letter, the judge said,
referred to the kidnaping of an
unnamed ' - millionaire ; In which
140.000 ransom had been paid. -
Records were found showing a
list of. 792 saloons, resorts and
gambling1 housea and papers re
ferring to properties and mort
gages. :
Inspector Noted Leaks, due
To, bag Rubbing Upon
Wiring Points
. , "1 .
Air Minister' Thomson was
Eager to Start, is
Probe Testimony
LONDON, Nov. 7 (A P)
Three months j before the dirigi
ble R-101 sailed on her last tra
gic voyage, aircraft inspectors
discovered leads In the gas bags
had decreased ; the ship's lifting
power to an alarming extent, it
developed today at the inquiry
Into the loss of the dirigible.
"If it had been left to me."
said F. McWade, chief Of the in
spection department at Cardlng
ton, "I'm afraid the R-101 would
not have received a certificate of
air worthiness."
Under questioning by Sir John
Simon, head of the board of In
quiry, McWade said he had re
ported the leaks last July, the
gas bags were -Tubbing against
wiring points when the ship roll
ed, he said, and the friction was
wearing holes in the containers.
They tried padding the points
of contact, McWade said, but this
was unsatisfactory.
Thomson Anxious
To Start, Word ,
Lord Thomson, the air minis
ter who perished In the crash on
October 5. was eager to get away
on the flight to India. When the
dirigible left, McWade said, she
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Observance :; of Thanksgiving
day by aiding people' wno are in
need and ant ferine from causes
beyond their control was urged
upon the country toaay by pres
ident Hoover.
in - his annual proclamation
designating November 27 as a
day of national Thanksgiving,
the president suggested a "prop
er celebration of the day should
Include that we make sure that
everv nerson ; In the community.
young and old, shall have cause
to give thanks for our institu
tions and fori the neighborly sen
timent of our people."
"Our country has many causes
for thanksrWlnr." Mr. Hoover
said. "We have been blest with
distinctive evidence of divine fa
vors. As a nation we have suffer
ed far less than other people
from the nresent world difficul
ties. We have been free from civ
il and Industrial discord. In a
large view we have made pro
gress nnon the endurinr struc
ture of our institutions, the arts
and sciences that enncn our lives
and enlarge bur control of nature
have made notable advances. Ed
ucation haa been further extend
ed. We have made gains In the
prevention of disease and In the
protection of childhood."
As a result of complaints filed
by Vernon Levey. H, who alleged
that he was subjected to brutal
treatment while an Inmate of the
stat training school for boys,
the state board of control has
been requested by Irvine Good
win, Portland attorney, who In
formed the board of control, that
he was in possession of evidence
indicating that certain inmates of
the institution had been mistreat
ed. It Is probable that Goodwin
will appear before the board of
control at a special meeting to be
held late in 'November.
Complaints against the state
tuberculosis i hospital and Ore
gon state hospital were filed by
former patients of the institu
tions. !
More 'Unusual9
Weather Noted
At Los Angeles
(AP) Well, well look at this.
, Los Angeles steps ' forward
with another story of. "unusual
weather" and prepares to dodge
the brickbats which always have
followed such announcements,,
The United States weather bu
reau here said today's maximum
temperature of 88 - degrees
topped off a record for the first
week in November unmatched, in
50 years of recording Every
day of the seven had a maximum
above the 25 degree mark con
sidered the 'early November peak
In the past, and the hottest seat
the mercury to 92. In addition
the average minimum of the
week was 78 degrees, IS points
above normal. '
Six Million Dollar
Noted in Northwest
Construction in October Heavier Than Year
. ago; Big Projects Scheduled for
, Contract Letting Soon
SEATTLE, Nov. 7. (AP) The Pacific Builder and Engi
neer, construction news weekly, today reported it carried
a list of 74 building projects in the Pacific northwest from
October 9 to November 4 which are yet to be let involving
construction of 206 buildings at an estimated cost of $5,
950,000. The total during September for the district was
Route East of Silver-ton is
Established by Court
After Hearing
Three proposed county roads
were ordered viewed and survey
ed; one road was ordered estab
lished; and hearing on two was
continued , as result of the coun
ty court's session yesterday to
act npon road petitions.
Viewing and survey was order
ed aa follows: on road near Sil
verton petitioned for by Andrew
Pedersen i and others; on road
through land of John Van Gor
der on star route from Silverton
toward Sliver Creek petitioned
for "by W. A. Wilcox and others;
and on relocation of road east of
Salem petitioned for by Harry
E. Martin and others.
Dnnlgan Petition
Is Continued
Because there was no suffi
cient evidence of public necessity
for the road, petition of Ed Dun
igan Jr. and others for a stub
road from the Silverton-Salem
highway was continued until the
December term.
Despite withdrawal of 10
names from the remonstrance
against the original petition of
C. A. Pelland and others for a
road in district five through, the
Brentano land, action was con
tinued nntil the December hear
ings. The court ordered established
the road east of Silverton, In
district 14, petitioned for by R.
O. Amort and others. This peti
tion has been under advisement
for several months.
Poultry dealers are asked to
be on the lookout for possibly
stolen Rhode Island Red pullets
and hens today. Twenty pullets
and an unknown number of hens
were stolen from the farm of M.
M. Magee, In the Rickey district,
on Salem route 5, late last night.
Mrs. Magee. a Statesman cor
respondent. Informed this paper
that the hens bore aluminum
bands on their leg. Mr. Magee
was out at the time seeking to
find the chicken thieves, who
have raided the Magee hen
houses i three times within the
last few months.
Identification numbers on the
leg beads were as follows: one
group. B-57 00 to B-5800; second
group. 28,400 to 28.500. Mr.
Magee would be glad to receive
lnquries if local merchants ar
made any suspicious offers. They
may call 22F5. f
It is thought apprehension or
these thieves might solve the
disappearance of
nAfrhborln farms, which have
suffered like depredations
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cMtxTrTPAW Vat. T fAPl
Thomas M. MiWgan, who has
solved dt
leries uwuc, " J " . . ,
tive role In two mall , robberies ot
mlliion-aoiiar prwyw -
became chief Inspector of the pos
tal service. .
To his high office he brought
the picturesque background of 18
years In the inspection service,
the two outstanding events being
the Rondoutr Ills., $2,500,000
mall robbery of 1824 and the 81
000,000 Toledo, Ohio, mail truck
robbery of 1821. ,
MUllgan succeeded the late
William R. Spllman, who died
August 25. He had been serving,
since Spilman's death, as acting
Gdlveston Goes
n Retired List
The TJ. 8. C. Galveston 25-year-old
cruiser of the second line, to
day was stricken from the navy
register and listed for disposal.
-The Teasel was built In 1805. It
was decommissioned September 2,
1880, at Philadelphia,. ;
fill! I
The publication gave four rea-
sons for Its belief that northwest
investors are showing a sus
tained Interest In building con
struction. These were: "During
October, Seattle's permits were
24 per cent ahead. of 1828; Spo
kane's permits were 48 per cent
ahead of October, 1828.
"Building construction In the
Pacific northwest for the first
nine months of thlayear Is 78.11
per cent of the 1828 program as
compared with 53.4 per cent for
the rest of the nation.
"Washington's program so far
this year is more than 80 per
cent of the total for the first
ten months of 1828.
"A number of sizeable pro
jects are already scheduled for
award during November and De
cember.' Four residential programs
varying from three to 83 houses
each were listed by the weekly.
Public. building contracts to be
let this month and next, . the
publication said, Include a 8132,
060 nurse's home at Fort Lewis,
to be awarded November 18;
8125,000 warehouse for the Pu
get Sound navy yard at Bremer
ton to be let November 20 and a
3190,000 postoffice at Corvallls,
Ore., to be let December. 12.
GENEVA, Switierland, Nov. 7
(AP) The preparatory dis
armament commission, working
on a formula to cover the meth
od of the limitation of naval personnel.-
tomorrow will take up
the difficult problem of trained
The French spokesman, Rene
Massiglli, today defined his gov
ernment's desire to fix a limit
for the specific category of naval
officers, in addition to a total
limit for all classes of naval per
sonnel. France, he said, desires
to have the treaty specifically
prevent a disproportionate num
ber of officers who might be
used for the hasty expansion of
naval forces.
The American, British. Japan
ese and Italian delegations, how
ever, maintain that i a total lim
itation of personnel was really
all that was necessary.
Maxim Litvlnof f, i the Russian
delegate, and V. H. Rutgers, rep
resenting the Netherlands, sup
ported France. j
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Nor. 7.
(AP) Chief Justice Frank K.
Dunn of the Illinois supreme
court Issued a writ today forbid
ding enforcement of a tempor
ary injunction granted by the cir
cuit court of Washington coun
ty which had prohibited Installa
tion of a new Insurance rate
schedule by the Modern Wood
men of America.
. The ratee had been suspended
by order of Judge Silas Cook of
east St. Louis, sitting In Wash
ington county court.
Justice Dunn's writ rendered
his i Injunction inoperative and
stayed all proceedings in the ease
untn the supreme court hears
the matter on the first day of its
December term of court.
Nicaragua Notes
New Disturbance
Led by Sandino
MANAGUA. Nicaragua, Nor. 7
(AP) Headquarters of the Nl
caraguan national guard an
nounced today its outpost at Mat
lguas, in the department at Mati
galpa , have been beselged on
Wednesday by a band believed to
have been followers of Augusto
Sandino, insurgent leader, and
five guardsmen had keen killed or
, United States marines made an
air reconnalsanc of - the' vicinity
today, reporting the Mitagua
barracks burned to the ground.
Bennet Planes
To Start Soon
MARSHFIELD, Ore., Not.7 7.
(AP) The Bennett Air Tran
sport company will open a Coos
Bay- Corvallls - Portland - Taeoma
air passenger service December
10, : official : announced - today.
Six passenger cabin planes will
be used in the service.
May Hold Balance of Power
If House Deadlocked;
Remains Silent
Leaning Toward Republican
Side, is Indicated by
Early Statement
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Nov. 7. The
shadow of Paul John Kvale, con
gressman from the seventh Mln
sota district loomed large over the
new. house of congress today.
'For should the finai results
show an even division among its
democratic and republican mem
bers after any recounts or con
tests of Tuesday's election' had
been settled, the 34-year-old far-mer-laborite
from Minnesota
would hold the controlling vote.
How he would vote was not de
termined and the man who took
his father's place in congress when
the latter died, was keeping his
own counsel.
"I have no statement to make,"
he said at his home at Benson,
Minn., today and he refused to re
veal ' with whom his sympathies
lay democrat or republican.
Takes Place Held
By His Father
Politics was not new to him
when he Was sworn as a memoer
of congress november 11, 1828.
as before that he had been sec
retary to his father, the late O. J.
Kvale, who also was a farmer-la-borite.
The elder Kvale died In a fire
which destroyed his summer cot
tage In northern Minnesota In
September, 1828, and at the Insist
ence of friends Paul Kvale filed to
succeed his father at a special
election in October, 1828.
He was endorsed unanimously
by the farmer-labor party and at
the election defeated his opponent,
J. C. Morrison, republican, by a
vote of about two to one.
Although he would say nothing
today as to how ho would vote,
political observers scanned the
statement he Issued when he an
nounced his decision to file to
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Salem residents are warned
against the operations of a young
man who is working In the city
soliciting magazine subscriptions.
He claims that he is securing the
subscriptions to get a scholarship
in some college.
One Salem lady hesitated to
give her subscription and told
him that she did not have the
money at the time. He persuaded
her to sign an "agreement" to pay
In a few days she was notified
by the Cross market that they
were holding an N. S. F. cheek of
hers on the First National bank.
She denied having written such
a check . and came to the store
to discover that the so ealled
agreement" was a blank check
which had been tilled in and
cashed at the store.
The check 'is In the hands of
local police who so far have no
clue to the Identity of the young
MEDFORD, Ore., Nov. 7
(AP) More than one hundred
farmers and dairymen from
southern Oregon and northern
California gathered here today
for the two-day mid-Pacific agri
cultural conference.
. "Dairying in Southern Oregon,"
was the subject of a paper by
Marshall N. Dana, which was read
by County Agent R. G. Fowler.
Dana asserted dairying "stabilises
and perpetuates the prosperity of
a community as nothing else
G. E. Frevert, Crescent City,
Calif., dairyman, told of the
growth of the dairy industry in
Del Norte county. He said since
the decline oi the Lumber indus
try there, dairying has become
one of the principal sources of in
come for the country.
Results Varied
Little as Last
Returns Listed
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PORTLAND, Ore.. Not. 7.
(AP) - Oregon's political com
plexion remained unchanged today
aa virtually complete returns from
Tuesday's election were tabulated.
With only five precincts miss
ing, four from Curry county and
one from Union, Julius L. Meier,
Independent, continued to hold
his tremendous lead over ' his
nearest opponent, Edward F.-Bailey,
democrat. Phil Metschan," re
publican, remained a poor third,
vote: Meier.' 12 5,378; Bailey, 82
IIlj Metsehan. 47,153.
It was "Our Cat"
now mine u artier
Informs Longworth
.(AP) Before the election.
Jack Garner, the minority
leader, called the speaker's
limousine "our car, bat to
day be referred to It as
- The machine la famished
the speaker of the house by
the government and Garner
rode in it frequently an Nich
olas Longworth's gnest. He
referred to It as "oars' and
insisted -Nick" had It only
by sufferance on the part of
the people.
LongwOrth seat him m
telegram today asking
"whose car is Itf
Garner replied: "Think
It's mine. Will be pleased
to let you ride."
If the democrats should
have the necessary majority
of the house members. Gar
ner would become speaker.
School Inmates at Funeral
Service for Former
Parole Officer
Paying tribute Thursday to a
man they respected. Charles J.
Lisle, who passed away Novem
training school for boys came in
training school for bays came In
a body to attend the funeral ser
vices, along with . many other
friends of the well-known man.
Six of the older boys of the in
stitution served as pallbearers.
As a parole officer at the
school, Mr . Lisle came in per
sonal touch with the boys there
and those on parole and left with
many of them an Indelible im
print of his character, a new
Ideal of citizenship and changed
attitude toward living. This op
portunity of thus assisting unfor
tunate boys was, according to his
own statement, what led him to
undertake the work. He gave of
his best efforts, even after being
crippled by the accident which
eventually led to his death.
Lisle led a varied career but
one in which he achieved prom
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PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 7.
(AP) Mike Knllkoff. 18, was
arrested by immigration author
ities at Washington high, school
today and lodged in Jail on a va
grancy charge pending Investiga
tion by the Immigration service.
Knlikof f is said to have been
distributing communistic litera
ture and teaching communistic
doctrines at Bucknian probation
ary school and at Washington
high. School' authorities had
been asked to hold him when he
was next seen, i Today he entered
the high school gymnasium, sat
down at the piano and began to
play and sing communistic songs.
Kulikoff claimed he was If
but school records indicated he
was 18. His driver's license gave
his age as 20. He was born in
Moscow and never has been na
turalized, authorities said.
I 5
Red Cross Chapter to
Be Reorganized Here
Plans for the Immediate reor
ganization of a Marlon county
chapter of the American Red
Cross were formulated at a
luncheon held yesterday noon
which was attended by over 20
representative citizens of 8alemf
Miss Mar Jorie D. Jones, field rep
resentatlve of the Red Cross!
from San Francisco, who has
been Investigating the local field
for several days, and R. E. Arne,
assistant manager of the Pacific
branch, also of San - Francisco,
were in attendance on the lunch
eon. f - '
The response to the suggestion
that the chapter should bo re
created was hearty In favor of
the move. The following commit
tee was appointed to effect the
organization: Judge George Ross
man, Got. A. W. Norblad, Har
old E. Eakln, C. S. Hamilton.
John Carson, Dr. E. B. Parker,
unn Smith, Mrs, Daisy Mcln-
tyre. - -
The Red Cross ehapter was
active dnring and after the war
but tor ' tome years It has not
functioned. Salem, being the cap
ital cityand the second largest
ation Toward
Likely Congress Lead
IWillnotbe Used
: for Revenge .
Statement Signed by
Leaders; G. O. P.
Margin Slight
Leaders of the republican au
democratic parties pledged them
selves to cooperation In the na
tion's Interests yesterday as Tues
day's biennial congressional elee
tion ended In a virtual deadjoch
that threatened legislative chaea,
Still confident and fighting, t
overtake an apparent majority et
one for the republicans in house,
seven national democratic leaders
tonight issued a Joint statement
declaring. In part:
I "The democratic party faces Its
duty with a firm determination te
permit no thought of political ad
vantage to swerve it from the
course that Is best for the coun
try. It has neither the time ner
the desire to punish anybody or
to exalt itself.
"To the extent of its ability It
will steer the legislation of the
nation In a straight line toward
the goal of prosperity, nor permit
Itself to be diverted either by pe- .
lltlcal expediency or a desire to
show that it now dominates the
enacting' branch of the govern
ment. Former Candidates
For Presidency 8ign
I 'Thls statement was signed' by
the democratic leaders in con
gress,! Senator Robinson, of I Ar
kansas, and Representative Gar
ner, of Texas; by the democratic
presidential nominees in J920,
1924. and 1928 James M. Cox.
of Ohio: John W. Davis, of New
York; and Alfred E. Smith, of
New York, respectively; by i John
J.. Raskob, chairman of the de
mocratic national committee; rnd
by Jouett Shonse, chairman of the
democratic national executive com
mittee. I At the same time. President
Hoover in his first conference
with newspaper men since the elec
tion which carried the democrat
to the threshold of power In con
gress said simply the task ahead
of the nation now is to "concen
trate on measures of cooperation
for ecencmy recovery." Senator
Watson of Indiana, the republican
leader, likewise pleaded that
"whoever controls the next con
gress, let ns all Join together in
a spirit of cooperation to bring
back prosperity to the nation."
Final but unofficial returns
from . Tuesday's election tonight
showed the following results:
House: Republicans 218; demo
crats 218;-farmer-labor 1.
Senate: Republicans 48; demo
crats 47: farmer-labor 1.
But the republican majority of
one In the house Included victories
In Indiana of two republicans by '
narrow margins. Representative
Vestal's nine votes lead In the
eighth Indiana district was imme
diately challenged by the demo
crats. Representative Purnell'a
margin of 305 votes In the ninth
Indiana district also was under at
tack. ,
Senator Brookhart, republican,
of Iowa threatened the republi
can plurality in the senate with a
statement asserting he would Join
the democrats for organization of
that body if they would support a
program he outlined, Including the
export debenture, principle - of
farm, relief;
Thus, ft Is obvious that until the
next congress actually convenes,
it probably will not be certain
whether the republicans or the
democrats will organize either the
senate or the house. Deaths, resig
nations and contests in the mean
time, may constantly vary the
city in the state, was felt an important-
point which ought to or
ganize for support of the Red
Cross program of relief. The Red .
Cross serves in peace as in war,
though in peace time of eourso
Its work- is greatly restricted. It
administers first aid and general
relief work In times of calamity
such as fire, famine, flood er
other great disaster. - -
This Is the season of the year
for the annual Red Cross roll call
where people become members
of 'the Red Cross by paying the
annual membership fee of one
dollar. This is the only call for
money which the Red Cross
makes, unless there is some ex
traordinary emergency such as
the Mississippi floods of 1827.
The drive -for members in Sa
lem will be put on November 17
to 22. This will give the week of
Armistice day which Is the usual
starting day, for preliminary or
ganization work and education
of the public to the fact that the
local ehapter Is being - started
again. Miss Jones and Mr. Arne
will assist with the work or reor
ganizing the unit and putting on
Its' membership campaign. -