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Shower today, Monday
probably cloudy, possibly
showers; max. temperature
Saturday 62; mln. 41; south
wind, river 2.8.
Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, November 9, 1930
No. 19S
Exercise at Courthouse to
Feature Noise Making
At "Zero Hour"
.Varied Entertainment. Will
Follow in Afternoon;
, Program Outlined
At 11 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing, 12 years from the time of
the Armistice In Europe, every
whistle In the city will be blown
to mark the anniversary of the
cessation of war. As a signal for
the whistles to blow, the fire siren
at the city hall will be sounded
Just before the hour of 11 comes.
At the same hour at the monu
ment In Marlon square the Star
Spangled banner will be played
by the Salem band while the
American flag is raised from half
to full masf!) , Taps will pfcsound-t
ed by the American' acii4
corps and a volley in Honor of
the dead will be fired by a squad
from B company. Organizations
who desire to do so will place
wreaths at the monument at the
Yesterday Colonel Carle
Abrams, grand marshal of the
Armistice day parade, announced
the details for the march which
will include representatives from
Trf mlnitary, patriotic, fraternal
and religious bodies in Salem who
desire to participate.
Parade Moves at
0:43 wl.w. Promptly
Assembly for the parade will
be hell at Marion square at 9:45
a.m. Tuesday and the march will
begin promptly at 10: IS a.m.
without regard to weather condi
tions. In the reviewing stand to be
located on the north side of State
street midway between High and
Church streets will be Governor
Norblad, Mayor Llvesley and
commanders of each veteran's or
ganization In Salem.
Major General George A. White
will deliver the address of the
aUdress of the day at the court
house grounds In the morning fol
lowing the parade.
The celebration ol Armistice
day will begin here tomorrow
night when the American legion,
sponsors for the observance, will
hold their first performance of
"Behind the Front" to be given
at the armory. Various amuse
ment attractions and free dancing
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The Marlon county court has
granted hearing to the granges'
proposal or a county agent, and
date for the hearing set for
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
In the courtroom of department
two of the circuit court.
The county court's, allowance
of the heating came after a dele
gation of disinterested Silverton
business men appeared before
the court to ask that the grang
es be granted a hearing.
Some granges of the county
have endorsed the move to cre
ate office of a county agent, and
others have not been to heartily
in favor of it. Both sides, and
others Interested, will have an
opportunity to express opinion
next Thursday.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 8.
(AP). The Oregon State build
ing committee, which proposes
to submit a building code to the
1931 legislature, at a meeting
here today , discussed the rela
tionships between municipalities
and state authorities under such
a code.
The group expressed the opin
ion enforcement In unincorporat
ed districts adjacent to munici
palities employing a building In
spector could be done by muni
cipal Inspectors under state au
thority. They would Inspect un
der state regulation only.
Fred A. Williams, Salem, com
mittee chairman, presided at the
MEDFORD, Ore., Not. 8.
(AP) -Edward Corey, Rogue
River, on parole from the
Washington state reformatory,
was convicted by circuit
"court Jury here today of a sta
tutory offense against a 13-year-old
t MEDFORD, Ore Nov. 8
(AP) The two-day Mid-Pacific
Empire Agricultural Economic
conference closed here today.
Jack H. Grafton, of Klaniath
Falls, told tbe conference south
ern Oregon and northern Cali
fornia.! could produce 15,000
cars of potatoes yearly.
Other speakers included Prof.
Business Revival is
Statewide Program
v Launched in Salem
Local Lions Club Plan Supported by Numerous
Civic Organizations in Oregon; Big
Conference Called Here Nov. 17
REPRESENTATIVES of chambers of commerce, wom
en's clubs and service organizations from all parts of
Oregon have been called to meet in the hall of representa-i
txves here Monday, November 17, for the purpose of launch
ing a statewide business revival campaign. I
The campaign is being sponsored by the Salem Lions
Oclnb, and has the support of hun
War Time Chief of Staff is
Victim of Recurring
Ailment at 76
General Tasker H. Bliss, war
time chief of staff, and active in
the army for 56 years, died early
today at Walter Reed hospital. He
was 76 years old.
General Bliss died at 2:36 a. m.
He had been HI for some time,
and recently was stricken with a
recurring intestinal ailment. A
surprising vitality kept him alive
for days after physicians had
abandoned hope for his recovery
His wife, son and daughter were
with him at the end.
Won Higher
One of the most respected of
army chieftains. General Bliss
won during his long career not
only the high decorations of his
own country but also high orders
and crosees of Great Britain.
France, Belgium, Japan and
In 1917, while serving as chief
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(AP Pinned by a Jagged rock
to Pescadero reef. 50 miles south
of here, the tanker Tamiahua
was to be abandoned by her crew
of 39 at 3 o'clock tomorrow
A breeches buoy was rig-ged up
today to take off the crew when
repeated efforts of tugs nd a
coast guard cutter had failed to
budge the tanker. The early
morning hour was chosen as the
most expeditious as the tide will
be low and receding, lessening
possibilities of mishap as the
sailors are dragged through the
The crew has remained aboard
the craft ever since she ground
ed on the bleak coast in a dense
fog Thursday night. A jagged
rock which penetrated eight feet
into her hold, leaking tanks and
the continued rocking of ground
swells which setlled the ship,
made efforts to refloat her vir
tually hopeless.
Salvagers were preparing to be
gin an attempt early next week
to save the vessel If she is not
hopelessly battered by the tail
end of a gale which the federal
weather bureau reported was
driving In from the sea.
The Tamiahua was grounded
scarcely 200 feet from shore.
Building Code Talked
Paroled Youth Guilty
Conference Adjourns
Mumps Spreads, Word
G. R. Hyslop, Oregon State col
lege, D. E. Alexander, Klamath
Falls, W. G. Ide. manager of the
Oregon state chamber of com
TOLEDO. Ore., Nov. 8 (AP)
An epidemic o. mumps has hit
tbe Toledo schools and Superin
tendent Winters said today 20
per cent of tbe students of one
school were absent because of
Illness. He urged parents and
school children to cooperate In
quarantine measures to bring tbe
epidemic under control.
ROSEBURG, Ore.. Not. 8
(AP) Raymond Reif, Rote
burg, was the successful appli
cant for a 157 acre homestead
leased here today, officials at
the United States Land office
announced. There were ten
other applicants for the home
8 (AP) A large sum of money
was stolen , from the Martin
Brothers' flour mill here early
today by jobbers who broke in
the rear door, knocked tbe com
bination off the vault and blew
the safe . with nltro-glycerlne.
The robbers went to unnecessary
work in blowing the safe because
It had been left unlocked.
Th amount of money stolen
was announced.
dreds of commercial and civic
organizations in Oregon. Stimu
lation of Christmas buying is
one of the important matters
that will receive consideration.
Governor Norblad ! yesterday
sent letters to virtually all of the
chambers of commerce, women's
clubs and civic organizations in
Oregon urging them to send two
delegates to the meeting. The
speakers will include Irving E.
Vining, ex-president of the Ore
gon state chamber of commerce;
Jack Ferris, district governor of.
the Oregon i district of J Lions
clubs; President Newlands of the
Portland chamber of commerce;
Rev. Feguson of the Astoria
Presbyterian' church; William
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(AP) Spurred on by the cries
of her two Strapped children, a
mother dashed to death in the
flames of het burning home to
day, unwittingly carrying a two
months' old biby with her.
The charred bodies of the four
Mrs. Ella Barnett, 21; Armeta
Barnett. 4; Howard Barnett. 2,
and the baby, Lottie were
found nestled together when the
flames gave way to ashes.
The wife of a fisherman who
was away onia cruise,: Mrs. Bar
nett was alone with her children
In the home; Early today she
awakened to find the house fill
ed with smoke.
Screaming.! she rushed to a
neighbor's bouse carrying the
baby and summoned aid. Re
turning, she Iran into the house
to get the other children with
baby Lottie still in her arms.
All died in the flames. .The
women of this fishing Tillage, all
their menfolk away at sea, stood
by helplesslyj
TO 0. S.
(AP) A total of 9,349 miles
was reported today by the bu
reau of public roads to have
been added to federal-aid high
ways in the1 continental United
States and 1 Hawaii during the
fiscal year 1930.
In addition, at the end of the
year 9,915 miles of road were in
process of Improvement and 3,
489 additional miles were ap
proved for construction.
Government disburse m e n t s
during the iyear on all active
road and bridge projects aggre
gated $75,880,963, a decrease of
$6,200,000 Under the total for
The construction during the
year brought the mileage of the
federal aid system to 193,049.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Nor. 8
(AP) From within the dirt
walls of the! cave-in that threat
ened to entomb him, j G. W. Hi
ram, 22 year old laborer shouted
directions today to fellow work
ers enabling; them to rescue him.
: Hiram, who came here recent
ly from Reseda, Calif., was im
prisoned when a wall of a pit be
and others j were digging col
lapsed. His shouts enabled the other
laborers to find him and he was
taken out and removed to a hos
pital suffering a broken arm and
probable Internal Injuries.
Catholic, Jew
And Protestant
In Joint
Ignoring ! credal differences,
the Protestant, Catholic and
Jewish churches In America are
planning' a common effort to as
sist in the drive against unem
ployment, j J 1
Representatives of the three
branches of religion, combining a
membership I of some 40.000,000
persons, made known today that
a preliminary conference had
been held at which ft was decid
ed to call a general meeting In
Washington I January 1 I and 27
to formulate plans.
Appropriation Sought When
Congress Meets, Speed
Up Construction
Seed Loan for Victims of
Drought Another Plan
Told by President
(AP) President Hoover plans
to ask congress for emergency
appropriations to furnish em
ployment and assist drought suf
ferers. The one will go toward speed
ing up the government's build
ing program and the other will
take the form of a seed loan.
A statement outlining the
plan came from the White House
late today after the war depart
ment and his emergency employ
ment 'committee, had separately
made . known ; further phases i of
their own relief programs.
The statement follows:
"The president announced to
day that the administration had
decided to recommend to con
gress a special emergency appro
priation to be applied to the fur
ther intensification of public
works, public buildings and oth
er forms of federal construction
which are already authorized by
congress but for which no ap
propriations would normally be
made until later periods; and
further to recommend the pro
vision of a 'seed loan' assistant
to farmers in the drought areas.
Government Jobs
To be Undertaken
"It will be remembered that
the appropriations for federal
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MASSILLON, Ohio. Nov. 8.
(AP)-MWe than"" 2D0 Inmates
and attendants at the Massillon
state hospital for the Insane were
forced to flee from three build
ings early tonight when fire de
stroyed McKinley ball, dormitory
and auditorium building, and
threatened several others.
Officials of the Massillon fire
department expressed belief that
the fire was of incendiary origin.
Tbe flames started in tbe base
ment Bhortly before six p. m., and
an hour later had virtually de
stroyed McKinley hall. The loss
was fixed by Superintendent Arth
ur G. Hyde at $125,000.
The entire Massillon fire force
and one company from Canton
battled the flames and succeeded
In limiting them to the one build
ing, though they threatened at
times to spread to the dining hall
adjoining, and two large cottages
from which 200 patients had been
removed for safety. Many of the
100 attendants who lived In Mc
Kinley hall were forced to flee
when smoke warned them of im
pending danger.
PARIS. Nov. 8 (AP) Flood
waters from the swollen Seine
were reported seeping Into the
underground tracks at both the
Orsay and Invalldes railway sta
tions tonight and the perfect of
the department of the Seine is
sued instructions that police and
firemen were to take all precau
tionary measures enacted after
the disastrous floods of 1910 and
All traffic on the river has
been stopped, wharves are under
water on both sides of the stream
and at some points pumping sta
tions began to operate this after
noon. -
Chases Pigskin
Among Electric
Wires; May Die
SPOKANE, Nov. 8 (AP)
Ralph Hanson. 11, followed a
kicked football Into a high toI
tage electric substation enclosure
today and was so badly burned he
may die. I
A playmate kicked the ball In
to the enclosure and Ralph climb
ed a high fence to get it. He
touched a wire and was thrown
from the fence, fracturing his
skull. HU head, left arm. shoul
der and hel were burned. He is
the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph
8ILVERTON, Not. 8. Del Bar
ber, who has been absent from his
work as manager of the Hubbs
Planing -Mill for the past week,
hopes that he will be sufficiently
recovered by the first of the week
to return. Mr. aBrber has been
suffering from a number of car
buncles on his right hand.
They're Sure Experiment Success
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fi&WIm , J OF CRffl
. 1 M" ' s 'ill M DOWN bhitm f'X
Formal Announcement Made
By Secretary Stimson
Following Report
(AP) Announcement was
made tonight that Geat Bri
tain has 1 recognized the pro
visional gorernment set up
following the recent revolt in
First of the major world
powers to recognize the new pro
visional government of Brazil,
the United States formally ac
knowledged today the adminis
tration of provisional President
Gutelio Vargas to be the con
trolling political factor in that
Recognition by the United
States of the new Brazilian re
gime was announced by Secre
tary Stimson after a conference
with President Hoover and upon
receiving from Ambassador Mor
gan at Rio de Jeneiro a report
upon the entire question of rec
ognition. In addition the Brazil
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The assertion that unless the
Volstead act was modified within
the next two years, President
Hoover and the republican party
would meet defeat at tbe next pre
sidential election was made today
by Representative Britten, repub
lican, Illinois, an opponent of pro
hibition. "President Hoover," the Illinois
member said, "would please the
country at large and do much to
bring back prosperity to the farm
ers If he wolud see to it that the
Wiekersham law enforcement com
mission reported favorably for
modification of the Volstead act
to permit the manufacture and
sale of beer. He should take a
firm stand for modification."
Britten said Tuesday's election
Increased tbe "number of wets In
the house by 40."
The referenda In Illinois, Rhode
Island and Massachusetts. Britten
said, "clearly demonstrates the
people are tired of this noble ex
periment." Enthusiasm For
Grid Game Puts
84 Behind Bars
In the language f the grid
Iron, student enthusiasm ran out
of bounds today before and after
the annual city championship
clash between the football forces
of Carnegie Tech and the Uni
versity of Pittsburgh, resulting in
84 arrests. The score remained 8
to 0 tonight in faTor of tbe po
lice with the number still in cus
tody on charges of disorderly con
duct. The other It 39 Tech enthus
iasts and -37 of Pitt were re
leased either because police
could not definitely identify
them as perpetrators over a per
iod of 24 hours of brick and milk
bottle throwing, automobile
burnlna and reckless parading4
or because a forgiving higher po
lice officer requested that they be
freed. - .
Pittsburgh Gets
1 Point Victory
. '
The University of Pittsburgh
defended its city football cham
pionship at the stadium this af
ternoon by defeatiBg Carnegie
Tech 7 to I before 50,000 fans.
The contest was stubbornly
fought from start to finish with
the Skibo carrying the fight to
the Panther much of the way.
Above are the 20 boys and girls of the Falrvlew school, conducted
this year as one of two experimental schools in the one-room rural
school group. Although the year is yet early, they are having great
fun with tbe new methods adopted for their education. Mrs. Grace
Sehon is teacher. Below are four persons who constitute the entire
membership of the Taylor school, tucked away in the Marion
county hills. Except the teacher, Hilda Kranta who Is standing in
the rear, they are all members of the same family. , From left:
John, Norma and Ira Short.
Project Method for
One Room School is
Proven Practicable
Experiment in Marion County Reveals Pupils
Take to "Program " Classwork and
Also Minimize Waste Time
THERE may not be a half pint golf course across the
way, but even at that the boys and girls out at the
Fairview rural school aren't taking their hats off to any of
the city schools these days. For these children, exactly 20
of them, are carrying on classroom studied to a large extent
through the project method, so stressed today in the larger
A movement to recapture pi
oneer relics of the Oregon terri
torial and pre-territorial days for
a permanent, fire-proof museum
at Willamette university has been
agreed-upon locally by friends of
the university.
Their plan Is to urge the trus
tees to provide adequate quarters
for the' housing of mementoes of
the great days of yesterday, a
time in which Willamette univer
sity played a signal part In the
securing of the Oregon territory
tor the United states domain.
Thousands of such relics have
been sent to other places, some
have gone to other states and ev
en ' other countries, say people
who are Interested - in Oregon's
history. These folks feel that the
relics should have been kept in
Salem and ask that no more of
them be sent away but rather be
kept for posterity in a Willamette
university museum.
Birthday Plane
Kills Recipient
WARWOOD, W. Va., Nov. 8.
(AP) Alfred Hundt, It, of War-
wood, crashed to his death tonight
in an airplane that was given to
him as a birthday present six
weeks ago.
Tbe youth was seeking hours
of night firing looking to a posi
tion as an air mall pilot.
DeMolays Will
Shorten Dances
Seeking to relieve parental
anxiety, the order or ueMoiay
tonight announced the beginning
of a nation wide movement ad
vocating the ending at midnight
of all dances hereafter sponsored
by Its chapters and other organi
zations of youth.
Cfcity schools.
In fact, the Fairview school
has been turned into one of the
two experimental schools estab
lished In Marlon county through
the efforts of Mrs. Mary L. Ful
kergon, county school superin
tendent. The other school fs at McKee,
in the north end of the county
and of which Lillian Shaner is
teacher. The Fairview school,
south on the Liberty road, Is
taught by Mrs. Grace Sehon.
The other day the reporter
made a visit to the teacher and
20 boys and girls at the Falrvlew
school, and . what fun they were
having with their socialised Eng
lish period, which is held each
Wednesday morning. :
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Period of Conscription
Service to be Limited
GENEVA, Nov. 8. (AP)
Count von Bernstorf t's proposal
to limit tbe numer of army con
scripts called to the colors each
year by parties to the League of
Nations' preparatory disarmament
conference was rejected by the
commission today. Approval, bow
ever, was voted an alternative
principle for limitation of the peri
od of conscript service. .
Only five nations supported the
German recommendation Russia,
China, Sweden, Norway and Hol
land. The United States, Great
Britain and Canada, while not vot
ing, were understood to approve
the proposal in substance although
they believed it useless to attempt
to force such limitation on states
which rely upon conscription for
their military defense forces.
France, Italy, Japan, Po'jand,
Jugo Slavla, Czecho Slovakia, Bel
gium, Rumania, and other . states
adhering to the conscript system
stood solidly against von Berns
torff's proposal. The German dele
gate took his defeat philosophic
ally, contending himself with re
serving Germany's right to renew
its efforts toward conscript limi
tation when a general conference
is caUed.
There was a general agreement
on the need for limiting the period
of conscript service, but- there
arose some difference of opinion
Brooklyn, Steam Schooner
Sinks as Gigantic Waves
Strike . Vessel When it
Leaves Eureka Harbor
Thrown on Side and Broken
in two : Within a Brief
Space of Time; Warning
Had Been Issued i
f (EUREKA, ;jat.' Nv- sfkr),
Daring a gale, 18 on board
the i steam lumber schoonrr
Brooklyn went to their deaths
when they tried to steam out of
Humboldt harbor late today.
The little schooner was bowled
over and sunk by two mountain
ous) waves which struck her sim
ultaneously while crossing Hum
holijlt bar at the entrance of the
harbor. i
The craft w4 thrown on her
ide apd broken In two by the
Riant swells. Captain Ahlin of the
ftteamer Washington, reported.
The Washington was following a
quarter mile behind the Brook
lyn, but turned back.
Coast guardsmen who witness
ed the tragedy, said the Brooklyn
blew her whistle frantlcallv as
the waves capsized her. Within
five minutes she had sunk.
No trace of the bodies had been
found late tonight by coast guard
boats or shore patrols wiheh be
gan their search immediately af
ter the lumber ship went down.
Troller Itonain
OutMlde Harbor "
Afraid of the mammoth waves
breaking over the bar, five Ran
Francisco trollers rode out the
storm outside the harbor. While
admitting the fishermen were ia
a precarious position, coast
guardsmen added, "they're used
to It."
The guard, however, Issued
warnings to ships not to, try . to
cross the bar. The weather,
guardsmen taid. Is the roughest
seen here In years.
While searchers sought bodies
of the crew, the lone survivor,
who missed the boat, retold stor
ies of seaman who had said "The
Brooklyn will be the next to go."
. The survivor, Nels Chrlstea
sen, seaman, missed the boat
when he. tarried too long purch
asing clgarets and tobacco for the
The Brooklyn, a 218 ton craft
operated by the Bayside Steasu--hip
company of Eureka and San
Francisco, was captained by T.
Tuszesson, Berkeley, a veteran of
the north' California coast.
Former Sheridan
Publisher Dies
At McMinnville
O. D. Hamstreet, publisher for
many years of the Sheridan Sua
at Sheridan, Yamhill eouaty,
died early this morning at a hos
pital in McMinnville, according to
word received in Salem.
Mr. Hamstreet had disposed of
his publication business ever a
year ago.
as to the methods by which this
could1 be achieved.
Great Britain and Poland pro
posed that the limit should be the
same for all parties to the confer
ence. The French delegate, how
ever, feared such a system might
conflict with economic, social and
political conditions in some tates
Most of the others favored a cosa
mon maximum, but the issue was
under discussion when today's ses
sion adjourned. .1
Matim Lltvlnoff, the Russian
delegate, continued to fling satir
ical jibes at the commission to
day, apologizing at one point for
having mentioned disarmament
a word, he Intimated, which was
inappropriate to tbe work sad
alms of the commission's mem
bers. .
A sub-committee has not settled
the question of whether the cate
gory of naval officers should be
limited, as it Is desired by France,
and today's' meeting failed te dis
pose of the article dealing with
trained reserves.
When this Issue is settled, prob
ably next week, the commission
will move on to articles dealisg
with limitation of war material,
first on land, then at sea aad fi
nally in the air. The second point
wnuld hrtnr before the conferees
the results of the London naval
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