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EIGHTIETH YEAR ; . ;. : ; j Salem, OreceC Thursday Morninz; December 4. 1930 : 1.1 No. 216
Program if Bruening Would
Trim $345,000,000 Each
m mm s
Tear ior renoa
National Socialists Will
Make Fight; Stop Out
go, Premier's cry
BERLIN. Dee. 3 (AP) The
Aelchstagr meeting today for the
first time since last October, lis
tened an hoar while Hermann
Dietrich; finance minister, oat
lined a program of financial re
form whlchjwould cot Germany's
expenditures by 1345,000,000 a
year, then adjourned, postponing:
debate until tomorrow.
Tomorrow's session probably
will be a battle royal. The gor
ernment party Is ready to support
Chancellor Bruening's program.
The national socialists, and the
other opposition blocs are pre-
harfiil til ffvht nrAnnaflli
The social democrats, bystand
ers, probably will get a drubbing
from both sides.
When the general debate be
gins at noon the points at Issue
will be both the 1931 budget and
the opposition demand for revo
cation or Bruening's emergency
decree enacting a series of harsh
financial reforms 'over a period
of three years.
"Some of the communists Inter
rupted Dietrich at several points
In his speech, but on the whole
It was a quiet session.
The new budget, Dietrich said,
has slashed expenses by- about
2C5.190,000, but. Its . measures
can be made to stand up only by
the Bruening decree which cut&4
gorernment salaries -.and appro
priations for the states, places
unemployment . Insurance on a
self-supporting basis and taxes
cigars and cigarettes.
"Even if ' we should hare a
greater Income than we expect In
the- next three years, Dietrich
said, "we shall hare .to .use, any
such excess to. get. ourselves out
of debt.1 Under no circumstances
can we spend more than 10.
C87.000.000 marks (about
458,010,000) a year. Our taxes
hare been pushed up to the very
limit. We can't go farther that
way. We're got to stop spending.
" lie warned - bis countrymen
ther mint make no their minds
rtd lire like Spartans until Ger
many is on her feet again.
"I knew it will be-unpopular
..lUi i& M 'hut
every department Is going to feel
these reductions and they . must
extend ot only throughout the
national gorernment but to every
state government.. '
THIRD MEMBER OF
MILE 10 LI
PORTLAND. Ore., Dec. 3
(AP) Physicians . said today
Jack H. Lorett, 30, Seattle sales
man, will recover from bullet
wounds allegedly inflected by
John M. Llewellyn, Portland busi
ness man, here Tuesday.
" After shooting Lorett, Llewel
lyn, turned his gun on Miss Ida
Hume, 20. and killed her, Lorett
told police. Two hours later
Llewellyn was found dead in his
summer home near Portland. Po
lice said he had shot himself.
The shooting occurred in Miss
Hume's apartment. Police said
Llewellyn forced his way into the
apartment and . shot - during a
jealous rage. Miss Hume's friends
told police Llewellyn frequently
had threatened her life.
Lorett was shot through the
arm and in the back. His back-
dans said, causing it to pass
downward ,lnto his hip. The bul
let was remored today.
38-Day Child is
Out to Win Huge
Damage in Court
SEATTLE, Dec 3 (AP)
Thirty-eight day oia james aer,
believed the youngest piuuuu
ever to appear in superior court
here, today was seeking f 4 0,0 00
damages from Dr. John E. Lydon,
for the loss of his left arm, in
jured at birth. , .
The complaint, filed by Rod
ney Sears, the baby's father,
stated Dr. Lydon wrapped the
child's broken arm too tightly,
preventing circulation. The arm
was amputated at the shoulder
eight days after birth to prevent
blood poisoning, the . complaint
said. .:.: A :.-.',. i,'r-
. Gift Suggestions
' ' Watch for suggestions n
der this heading In The
Statesman , dally, starting
Friday morning. These sug
gestions will appear on the
sport page, opposite the
classified I advertising and
will assist : ron gTeatly la
shoppinav - i
mower saus Tax tJut iJant tu Kunr Htn
To Appropriate Billion is Up
Half of -Funds Asked
For Coast Guard -For
Dry' . Use .
WASHINGTON'. Dee.. 3(AP)
Ending the formalities of
opening, the house-began
carrying out administration plans
to arold a special assembly today
by plunging into consideration of
the $1,083,553,943 treasury-post-office
supply bill. ,
Debate on the measure carry
ing appropriations for stimulating
the American merchant marine,
public building construction and
air mail development began Im
mediately after President Hoor
er's annual budget message was
read, with a view to passage by
the end of the week. The bill is
$86,906,095 lower than expendi
tures for the curent year year and
320.72S.410 less than Che budget
estimates, the reduction largely
was accounted for In a slash of
$104,000,000 for tax refund, only
$26,000,000 plus the existing sur
plus being allowed for this pur
pose. . Although $61,000,000 was set
aside for publie building construc
tion and Increase of $10,177,220,
as an unemployment relief mea
sure, the bill reflected efforts at
economy by both the administra
tion and the appropriations com
mittee. Xo Prohibition Appropriation'
Is Provided For
No appropriations were made
for the prohibition, bureau, trans
ferred to the Justice department
last July. However, the industrial
alcohol, and the narcotic bureaus
were granted $4,814,420 and $1,
708.928, respectively, a total in
crease of more than a half mil
lion over current expenses.
Nearly 50 per cent of the $32.
897,582 given the coast guard Is
to be spent to prevent smuggling
of liquor: and narcotics, while
sums were alloted for construc
tion of new life saving stations
along the coast and Great Lakes.
Approximately 50 ships under
construction in- American ship
yards are to profit by $36,000,000
allowed for ocean mail contracts.
Of this the American air snail
service in Latin American Is to re
The domestic sir mall was giv
en $20,000,000, an Increase of
$5,000,000, for new routes over
the county that practically com
plete the postofflce department
plans for this development.
The permanent and definite ap
propriations, made automatically,
amount to $1,075,369,339.
No further developments oc
curred yesterdsy in the matter of
mandamus proceedings to force
the governor to call a special elec
tion for a senator. The report was
that the pleadings in the case
would be filed Thursday.
Talk about possible successors
to the late Lloyd T. Reynolds has
subsided until the court proceed
ings are carried through or aban
doned. If an election is held par
ty committees will nominate as
well as Independent assemblies. If
no election is held, then the leg
islature, will determine In the
opening' days some way of filling
the racancy from Marlon county.
INSURANCE DATA UP
PORTLAND. Ore., Dee. 3.
(AP) The final open meeting
of the insurance interim com
mittee of the Oregon legislature
was held here tonight. Adjourn
ment was taken until December
17 when the committee will be
gin to prepare its recommenda
tions to the legislature.
Wilber Henderson Is chairman
of the committee. Other mem
bers are Hsrrey Well and Earl
C. Bronaugh, representing the
house of representatives, and
Gus C. Moser and Milton R.
Klepper, representing the senate.
ARLINGTON, Ore., Dec. 3.
(AP) John Withycombe, presi
dent of the eastern Oregon wheat
league, said today speakers from
seren different states would be
here for the league eonrentlon
December 11, 12 and 13.
The seren states : are Illinois,
Minnesota, Montana, California,
Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
M. L. Wilson of Montana State
college, will discuss Russia and
the future world supply of
wheat. u : ; ;
MONTHLY PAYROLL 2500
MEDFORD, Ore., Dec 3.
(AP) James Reeres, of Eureka,
Calif., has-.asked permission to
build a factory for polished wood
products and rubber goods here.
The factory would haTe a month
ly payroU of $2500.
- K. D.t AGNELL KILLED .
THE DALLES, Ore., Dec. 3.
(AP) E.' D. Agnell, 41. a sales
man, was killed Instantly here
s 1 axyutiuan't be
With Income Less:Bill
Of Russian Men
Behind closed doors. Comrade N.
B. Krylenko (above), chief pro
secuting attorney of the Union
of the Soviet republics. Is fin
ishing a dramatic probe of al
leged espionage activities In
Kussia, to which foreign gov
ernments. Including Great Bri
tain and France, hare been
County Court to Consider,
Later in Week, Demand
For new Routes
Hearings on six road matters
will come before the county
court the latter part of this
The petition of Ed Dunigan.
Jr.. and others for a stub road
off the main road In the Howell
Prairie district will be up again.
This was continued from the No
vember session of court. .
First hearing wlflvbe glren to
the petition of J. H. Prunk and
others for a road near Aums
rille. The court will again take up
the petition of C. A. Pelland and
others for a road in the St. Paul
district, this case having been
continued from the last term
of court. Just before the last
session, a number of names on
remonstrance to the original pe
tition was withdrawn.
Road petition by M. B. Mitch
ell and others for a short road
connecting the Salem-Silvertoil
road with the Pacific highway
from the tracks north of town
will be up for final hearing, fol
lowing farorable rlewers report.
First hearing will be glren on
the petition of Fred "Weinman
and others for a road leading to
the public school in the Waconda
Petition of T. T. McClellan
and others for a short road In
the West Stayton district will
also be presented for the first
Interim Croup Meets
Wheat League to Meet '
Medford Factory, Plan
Death In Fog's Wake
last night when his car collided
with a truck drlren by William
Masten. according to traffic offi
cers. Dense fog was blamed for
Agnell Is survived by his
widow in Beaverton.
WILDER OUT FOR JOBS
EUGENE, Ore., Dee. 3.
(AP) Mayor II. E. Wilder to
day called a meeting for next
Tuesday to discuss plans for un-,
employment relief. Unemploy-:
ment is most acuteamong lum
ber workers. Nearly 2000 are
said to be out of work In Lane
STEEL REPLACES WOOD
THE DALLES, Ore., Dec. 3. i
(AP) Jack Milne, chairman of
the. city water commission, an
nounced today 12,000 feet of old
wooden mains will be replaced
by steel pipes this wlater at a
cost of $30,000.
The lmprorement will create a
payroll of about $15,000. Only
residents of The Dalles will be
employed for the work and heads
of families will be glren prefer
ence. . 1 -
PATROL SEEKS HUNTERS !
. EUGENE," Ore.. Dec. 3. (AP)
Eight experienced . woodsmen
began a search today tor R. W.
Dimmlch and C L. Nystrom, of
Oakrldge, who are three days
orerdue In returning from ; a
cougar hunt. ' i - ' ; -
The two men left their homes
Friday and said they intended to
return Saturday. Members of
their famines fear they are lost
In the woods or hare met with
THE DAY IN
President sent budget
message to congress.
- Senate receired more than
Senate ' debated Parker
Con zens naotorbos bill.
House tackled treasury
postofflce appropriation bilL
- Senate passed and sent to
president a bill to relieve
Hoover Not Worried
By Deficit; Debt on
Way to Payment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (AP)
A deficit lies ahead and
tax rates must be increased.
President Hoover today told con
gress, but the government's fi
nances are In a thoroughly sound
The deficit' he estimated at
$180,000,000 and he said, in his
annual message transmitting the
budget, that the one per cent in
come tax reduction granted a
year ago could not be continued.
But he submitted a balanced
budget for the fiscal year 1932
and a statement that rigid econ
omy in legislation would give the
nation a surplus of $30,600,000
for that period.
"A heavy decrease In probable
Income and the necessity lo in
crease public works and aid em
ployment," he said, "do not war
rant continuation" of the tax re
duction. The chief executive found no
cause for concern in the impend
ing deficit. It amounts, he said,
to less than tire per cent of the
total gorernment expenditure.
"When we stop to consider
that we are progressirely amor
tizing our public debt, and that a
balanced budget is being present
ed for 1932, even after drastic
writing down of expected rev
enue,' his message ratf, "I beliere
it will be agreed that our govern
ment finances are in a sound
Thinks Drought Situation
Can be Readily Handled
Although asserting appropria
tions to reliere unemployment
and help farmers of the drought
area would tend to Increase the
deficit as estimated, he expressed
the opinion these needs could be
met without undue danger.
The president was emphatic in
warning congress against extra
A total of $3,932,842,000 was
requested to finance the gorern
ment through the fiscal year. He
recommended increases orer cur
rent appropriations of $109,620.
000 for reterans, $51,500,000 for
federal aid roads, $10,330,000 for
public buildings, $2,480,660 for
prohibition enforcement and $35,
000,000 for the shipping board's
construction loan fund.
The decreases were $92,000,
000 for tax refunds, $33,697,000
for national defense and $22,000,
000 for interest on the national
Total receipts for 1932, exclu
sive of postal revenues were es
timated at $4,085,119,000 and to
tal expenditures at $4,054,619,
000. Receipts for the current
year were set at- $3,834,865,000
and expenditures at $4,014,941,
00. Better Legs on
Bull Frogs Late
KINGSVILLE, Ont., Dec. 3.
(AP) Bigger and jucier hind
legs for Canadian bull frogs is
the latest objective of Jack Min
er, widely known naturalist.
Miner Is experimenting at his
game sanctuary to determine
whether Ontario's marshes can
not b eeonrerted from breeding
plaees for toads to froggerles for
raising beauties whose succulent
legs are in demand as table deli
cacies. He has Imported several
thousand pollywogs from Kansas
to wiggle themselres Into matur
ity in the sanctuary pounds.
In This Affair
NEW YOSK. Dec. 3. (AP)
Irving P. Coleman's about-face
from the navy to' the army
meant a difference of $4,000 in
bonds for him today.
Coleman, already under $1,
000 bond in removal proceedings
Instituted from Washington
where he Is sought for posing as
a naral captain, was held today
under $5,000 bond for posing as
an army major.. " '
The gorernment charges that
Coleman, in bis - army pose,
passed bogus checks aggregating
$25,000. , , - i
'Educate Slogan -
For Churches to
War on Liquor
WASHINGTON, Dec 3(AP)
An educational campaign to
pronrote prohibition was advoca
ted today in a resolution adopted
by the execuUre committee of
the federal council of churches.
IUI III1IUII I.UIU
15 FIRED. AT;
Ex-Reporter Says Pistol not
Shot to Kill but as Po
Premier Berenguer, Unhurt,
Proceeds Calmly to Take
Place at Cabinet
MADRID, Dec. 3 (AP) A
newspaper reporter resigned his
Job today, and then, armed with a
pistol, went to the office of Pre
mier Berenguer and fired a shot
orer the premier's head.
The reporter, Joaquin Lllzo,
denied be had intended to shoot
the premier, declaring he wanted
only to shoot at him as a protest
against conditions in Spain.
However, his pistol jammed
after th first shot and he was
Berenguer who had been about
to hold a conference with assem
bled newspapermen, walked up to
LUzo with perfect coolness and
said: "Well, why did you do
"I came here, replied Lllzo,
"to make a bloodless but energetic
protest against the social regime
presented by your government."
Berenguer then turned to the
other newspapermen and said: "I
am all right."
The premier then proceeded up
stairs where he presided at a
meeting of his cabinet as if noth
ing had happened.
"Philosophy is Against
Killing" Reporter's Statement
At police headquarters, Lllzo
In a statement to Chief Mola,
"My act' was a protest against
the political and social conditions
which exist at present in Spain
and which If continued will car
ry Spain to chaos, i Everything is
going bad in Spain. I did not
care to kill Berenguer as my
philosophy caused me to oppose
"I also did not care to kill be
cause I entered the building as a
newspaper reporter and would
not want to cast shame upon my
brethren of the press. It was for
the purpose of preventing repor
ters as a class from being sub
jected to humiliation that I re
signed this morning from El Sol,
and thus not a reporter when I
I alone am personally respon
sible with no confidants or ac
Lllzo is about 40 years old,
speaks several languages and Is
regarded as a student of foreign
HUGE Ml GOES
TOWARD GAS VATS
NEW YORK., Dec. 3 (AP) -Fire,
originating In a terrific ex
plosion, swept the Pratt works
of the Standard Oil Co. In Brook
lyn late tonight, bringing all
available land and water appar
atus' to the scene.
A 10,000-gallon tank of crude
oil exploded and caught fire and
the blase quickly spread to seven
or eight more tanks. The flames
followed underground pipes to
the East River waterfront and
Ignited eight turpentine tanks.
The fire threatened 25 more
rats, each holding 10,000 gal
lons of crude oil. Thirty fire
engines and four fire boats were
rushed to the plant from Brook
lyn and Manhattan.
Efforts were being made to
confine the blaze1 to a limited
area and prevent it from reach
ing the nearby plant of the
Brooklyn Union Gas company.
The Standard works are located
between 10th and 12th street near
the East River, and the confla
gration was ' risible from Man
hattan and outlying districts.
Hear! Hear! No
Jobless in Town
NEW HOPE. Pa., Dec. 3.
(AP) Here's a town: There is
no ; unemployment. The JaU is
empty. . The one industry, a paper
mill, is running three shifts a day.
Dr. John A. Flood revealed this
fine state of affairs today. He
ought to know. He's mayor and
chief of police.
75 Per Cent
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3
(AP) An educational revolu
tion of far reaching importance
Is sweeping "America, Prof, E. A.
Rogers, Montesuma Mountain
school president. . said today in,
explaining hereafter - eurrieuiums
should be fitted to the child rath
er than the child to curriculum.
"" Prof. Rogers, who " attended
the White House conference in
child . health- and protection,
Washington, D. C, warned par
ents not to worry if your child
gets poor marks in arlthmeue
and regards the date of the bat
tle of Hastings as unimportant.'
"Parents of sueh children
First Lady Opens
: 4 Charity in
Mrs. Hoover cuts the birthday, cake at the second anniversary cele
bration of the' Thrift Shop, in Washington, where a group of well
known women in society and in diplomatic circles are conducting
a philanthropic sale during the pre-holiday season. Proceeds go to
the Children's hospital, the Children's Country Home, the Child
Welfare society, and the Prenatal Clinic of the Columbia hospital.
u 1 on
REBELS IN SOVIET
Some Hope Held That Trial
May end in Long Term
MOSCOW, Dec. 3. (AP)
Eight Russian engineers accused
of plotting overthrow of the so
viet government may know before
the week end whether they must
pay with their Ures for their acts
of treason. .
It was generally admitted that
Prosecutor N. B. Krilenko will de
mand the death penalty in his
summation tomorrow night, -but
some doubt existed- whether the
extreme penalty would be exacted
.from all the defendants.
There was a strong belief1 the
death sentence would be Imposed
on all eight, but later would be
commuted In the cases of some of
the defendants to 10 years im
prisonment. This Is considered a
long prison term in soviet Russia.
Hundreds of Other "
Conspirators Rounded Up
In rlew of the fact most of the
defendants hare bared complete
details of the plot for foreign In
tervention and hare aided the
gorernment In rounding up hun
dreds of others as conspirators it
is thought probable some degree
of leniency might be shown.
None of the defendants seemed
apprehensive over their fate to
day. Prof. Leonid Ramsin, the
leader of the conspiracy, placidly
smoked cigarettes, smiled occa
slonally and studied documents
relating to the case. The others
listened Imperturbably to the
court proceedings, more like cas
ual spectators than defendants.
The greater part of the day was
occupied by a closed session at
which activities of two agents at
tached to a "certain French Inst!
tutlon in Moscow" were gone into
in greater detail than permitted
by the court at open sessions.
BE MOST POPULAR
WASHINGTON. . Dec. .
(AP) More and more persons
are sticking to the old car or
buying a used one.
Figures on Installment financ
ing issued today by the com
merce department showed new
cars purchased on the install
ment nlan exceeded used cars so
sold in only three of the first
nine months this year.
In September new car Install
ment sales dropped to 92,248
while used cars purchased the
same way totaled 120,875.
For the first nine months l.
144,973 new automobiles were
purchased on the installment
plan and 1,237,304 used cars
changed hands In the same way.
During the corresponding per
iod of 1020. 1.517,520 new cars
and 1.213,703 used automobiles
were sold on installments. ,
should be glad.' the educator
said, "they are ia step with the
most . progressive theories of
"Seren ty fire per cent of the
educational material children re
eelre Is useless and they forget
about 10 per cent of what they
learn. Prof. Rogers said.
-; "Memorising Latin or study
ing foreign languages does not
make a child a better ' thinker,"
he said. "Neither does study of
algebra, and geometry broaden
or strengthen the unwilling pu
; He suggested specialization.
ODCR M TO
Washington, D. C
Heralded by the tinkling bells
which annually tell the world the
Salvation Army Christmas Good
will campaign is on,, a number of
army kettles sponsored by sol
diers of the Organization, : made
their appearance on downtown
streets this morning.
Each day unfil Christmas, Sun
days excepted, the Goodwill
campaign of the army will be on,
with 1930 requirements making
necessary 1 even larger donations
than In previous years.
"We have had more requests
for help this year than In any
season since I've been In Salem,"
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2, col. 2)
Doctor, Testifying in Case
Of Bowies Says Strain
Caused new Version
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 3
(AP) From the I witness stand
at the coroner's inquest Into the
death of Mrs. Leone Bowles, 33,
Portland society matron, Dr. Paul
B. Cooper today
seren days after
said he made
Mrs. Bowles died from a knife
wound November 12 in the apart
ment of Mrs. Irma Locks Paris,
28. Mrs. Paris and Nejson C.
Bowles, 34, Portland capitalist
and widower of the dead woman,
are charged with Mrs. Bowles'
murder, i They told police they
were in the Parlf apartment at
the time of Mrs. ! Bowles' death
and that she stabbed herself. -Facta
in Doubt About
Time Woman Lived
Dr. Copper, whe was called to
attend Mrs. Bowles, told police
Mrs. Bowles lived i about 20 min
utes after he arrived and that he
called an ambulance prior to her
death. Seven days later he ad
mitted, police said, his story had
been false and tht Mrs. Bowles
lived only two or j three minutes
after his arrival, that she was
dead about. 2 5 minutes before he
called the ambulance and that he
called W H. Cullers, Bowies'
business associate before he call
ed the ambulance to remove the
body. j; .
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In Ticket Just
As-Run is Done
MARIETTA, Ohio. Dee.' 3.
(AP) ;As the St. Louis-New
York Express of the Baltimore ft
Ohio railroad sped across the
Ohio river bridge into Parkers
burg, W. Va., today. Engineer
Wallace Williams; (5, Chilli
cothe, Ohio, died at the throttle.
Denver ' Conner ef Chlllicothe,
fireman, saw . WllUams collapse
as the train approached the Par
kersburg. yards and holding the
dying engineer with one arm,
brought the train to a stop with
the other. " , j ' .
Trio Men Not
To Seek Rights
" Of Extradition
TACOMA. Dee. 3 (AP)
With Sheriff R. Jennings enroute
to Tacoma from - Medford. X)re.,
to return George J. Bennett. 39:
A. J. Bennett, 19 and C. B. Smith
23, to that city for an alleged
burglary, the three tonight vol
untarily signed extradition walr-
crs. - -; ; . ,
IIP FOB ITER.
Norblad Says He'll Vote to
Deny Power Group Per
mit: City Presents Case
No Action From Hearing Be
fore Reclamation Board
..." . Here Wednesday
The application of the North
west Power Company for permis
sion to appropriate the waters of
the North Santlam river and Mar
ion lake was taken under advise
ment by the uate reclamation
commission i late yesterdsy after
additional testimony on the mat
ter was offered at a meeting held
in the state capital. The hearing
concluded one begun in Septem
ber, 1929. the matter having been
carried along since that time at
several other meetings.
Governor Norblad announced
Informally, ; as a member of the
commission, that he would rote
against granting of the applica
tion but State Treasurer Kay and
Secretary of State Hoss, both
members of the commission, said
they would like time to consider
Early in the bearinjr the com
mission made it plain that the
only matter before it was wheth
er or not the application of the
North west- Power company
should be granted. The applica
tion of the city of Salem, made
at a later date, was considered an
Irrelevant matter by the com
mission although City Attorney
Trindle and Engineer J. C. Baar,
both appearing to urge that the
power company's proposal be re
jected, made It plain that the
moment the slate was clean, Sa
lem would press for favorable
action on its filings.
Kay Bays Repeatedly He ;
Wants to Delay Artion
State Treasurer Kay repeated
ly told the commission and the
witnesses and auditors at the
meeting that he would oppose
any grant of water rights by the
reclamation commission until
the 1831 session of the legisla
ture was concluded. Kay. indica
ted that considerable legislation
was impending regarding the disposition-
of water and power
rights and said he thought the
commission could beat .wait until
these laws were made before dis
posing of any additional sights.
In presenting the objections of
Salem to the grant of power and
water rights to the Northwest
company. Engineer Baar said the
North Santlam and Marlon lake
offered the sole supply of water
for Salem apart -from the Wil
lamette river. Baar said that
pumping and filtration costs, in
creasing as the city increased in
water needs and as the river be-
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Man Who Killed
Sit in Hot Chair
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Dec. 3.
(AP) A member of a Jury try
ing Robert Lee Bennett. 27, on a
charge of slaying his grandmoth
er, Mrs. Rosa Bennett, 69, report
ed to county officials late today
that a man had appeared at tEe
window of the jury room and
menaced him with a pistol.
Officers found a ladder lead
ing to the window. The Juror said
he bettered another man with
the Intruder. '
A few minutes later the jury
returned a rerdict conrlctlng Ben
nett of first degree murder and
sentencing him toi die in the elec
tric chair. Bennett was Sentenced
to death at two previous trials
but had been granted new trials
by the appelate court.
Campaign to Bring
Early Shopping is
. Producing Results
TINSEL in the windows
and red bells, and green
wreaths, and. stores fuU
of toys and trinkets and oth
er things fell the story of
the beginning of Christmas
shopping. Crowds of hurry
ing shoppers are further ev
idence that the . campaign
sponsored by the Salem Li
ens club for "Buy Now"
stimulation is gaining head
way. Members of the com
mittee which is headed by
Harold Eakln held a meet
ing at The Hps yesterday,
checking results of the cam
paign and planning to give
it a push in the remaining
days of the week.
Shoppers are urged by the
Lions to make note of the
special features and to be
sure to get tickets with their
So far no general decora
tions have appeared on tlte
streets. Individual stores
hare their own decorations,
but the streets lack their
customary CTergrccns and
cedar ropes. These are ex
pected to be up in a few
days, and 'Will serve to give
the city more of a Christmas