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The Statesman Joins with
all Salem In greeting the. .
district championship baa-
' ketball teams here for . the
12th state tournament,
Occasional -rains -today
and Thursday, clearing..
Thursday; . Max. Temp.
Wednesday 7, Mln. 87,
river 8.4 feet, rain .07 Inch.
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Salem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, March 18, 1931
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Local Banker and B. L. Ed
dy of Roseburg Chosen
. By Governor ':
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Will Have Important .Task
In f Connection " With .
' 1 Power Program : !.;
E. P. Slade, president of the
First National bank of Salem,
nd Senator B. Eddy of Rose
burg were named yesterday by
Governor JuUub L. Meier as mem
bers ot the newly created hydro
electric commission, of Oregon.
With State Engineer C. E. Strick
lin they will comprise this board
i . whose functions . begin Immedi
ately since the legislation enacted
' at the 36 th session. . abolishing
the old control of hydro-electric
waters In the state, carried the
emergency clanse. ...
f "With the appointment of Mr.'
Slade. "- Governor Meier made his
" ' second designation within a week
- of a Salem man to a high state
office. Last week he named Sen
1 ator C. K. Spaulding , as state
i highway commission. Both the
Slade ! and Spaulding positions
draw no salary but are generally
considered among the highest po
sitions In importance granted the
governor to- appoint. .
Slade's appointment Is said to
' have been based on his proved
ability! as a business leader, a
characteristic , known . to govern
Mr. Meier In his selection of his
appointees, and also Slade's res
idence ! in Salem which will en
able him to be readily available
for meetings of the hydro-electric
commission. The governor is
thought ' to have named Senator
Eddy due to his able leadership
In' the governor's measures In the
, senate and because of Eddy's-ex-H
- pressed opinion on hydro-electric
In Board's Power
. Under the control of the new
commission will be the granting
of temporary and permanent li
censes for the development of hydro-electric
projects- in 'Oregon as
well as the supervision of their fi
nancing and their construction.
Before ! any bonds or stocks can
be Issued against the develop
ments, ! the commission must ap
prove the issue and its auditors
are required. to check the figures
of the developing company to de-4
(ermine tnat capital outlay Is
within : reason and Is actually
spent In the proposed project.
Under the control of the newly
appointed commission " will come
Salem's pending application for
! water-rights on Marlon lake and
kon the upper Santiam river.
It In formal statement Issued by
4Mr. Slade after the appointment
was announced Tuesday, he said:
"I have accepted the appoint
ment as a member of the hydro
electric power commission, ten
dered me by Governor Meier. The
creation of that commission
perhape one of the - most Impor
tant and far reaching pieces of
legislation enacted at the recent
session; The acts of that eommls
ion will personally affect every
citlxen ot the state. It Is my In
tention to. act as a member of the
commission In such a way that
the program ot Governor Meier
will he rendered wholly effective
M intended by him, and the af
fairs of the commission conduct
ed on a conservative and business
like basis. :
"I desire to express my appre
clatloniof the confidence shown
by Governor Meier in tendering
to m this appointment."
- Slade, president of the
rst Nations.! hanv ..
hla : banking eareer in Canada
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PORTLAND. Ore.. fir, - 1 1
(aP) George Dixon, Port
land negro light heavyweight,
won a technical knockout vic
tory over Romeo Le Mon, Fuller
ton. Callf in the seventh round
of their ten round fight here to
night, i . ...
Dixon opened a cut over t
Mons left eye In the fourth
round with vicious right hand
wing and in the seventh the cut
was bleeding so badly the ref
eree stopped the boat. Le Mon
appeared to be UUle bothered by
the cut. however. anf wsa Ant-
pointing Dixon when the fight
eea. i juixon weighed IC5; Le
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INDIANAPOLIS, March 17.
(AP) -Jim Londos, a claimant
ot the world's heavyweight
wrestling championship, ,won
from i Hans Bauer, German
"strong man,- in two straight
falls here tonight. Both falls
were airplane- spins, the first in
17 minutes, the second in 2 min
SAN; FRANCISCO. March 17.
-(AP) Ed -Don George," claim
ant of the world's heavyweight
wrestling championship, defeat
ed Dr. ; Karl Sarpolos. Cleveland.
In two straight falls in a fast
match here tonight.
Offers Aim Lend '
BOSEBUKG. Ore March
17 -AP)' Upon learning
that the gorcrnment wants
40O acres for the proposed ?
national soldiers home that
la to bet locatedsomewhrQ.'
"In Oregon, "south of port
laml and west of the Cas-
. cades,? anthoritlea here tele
graphed the federal hospital
ization board that Roaeborg
would i donate land saff 1
dent to meet all reqaire-
' nsents. S ; " . .' ..
The government original
ly asked only 2SO acres. .
Reporta from Washington
said Representative Hawley,
"who sponsored the soldiers
home bill in the house, had
been advised by General
Hlaes, chairman of the hos
pitalization board, that an
engineer would be sent to
examine the territory from
Eugene to some point south
of Roseburg and that the
home would be located in
Agreement is Signed as to
Right of way; Detroit
Section is First
Construction on the ' Detroit
Whitewater section of the North
Santiam highway should begin
sometime i between April 1 and
April 10, County Roadmaster
Frank Johnson declared yesterday
following j action of the county
court in signing the right of way
agreement between the court and
the Southern Pacific.
The agreement signed, it is ex
pected to be but a matter of a
few days before the government
road officials In Portland call for
bids on the actual construction.
The matter between the rail
way, company and the eourt over
use of part of the railroad right
ot way at points between Detroit
and Idahna has - been ' the only
thing that has held up the call for
bids this: long, as the court and
the federal forest bureau signed
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CHICAGO, March 17 (AP)
The mayoralty campaign regain
ed attention of Chicago voters to
day with the resignation of Mayor
William Kale Thompson's cabinet.
Accompanied by a pledge of
"loyal support" ; in the April 7
election contest with Anton ... J.
Ceremak, democrat, president of
the Cook county board, the resig
nation's were laid on the Mayor's
desk, effective at his pleasure.
Opponents were prompt to term
it a political gesture to enroll re
publican factional rivals on the
Thompson lists in hope of reward.
Samuel ; Ettleson, corporation
couneil and closest advisor of
Thompson I in his third adminis
tration said the cabinet offered
to step': out to give the mayor a
tree hand In the conduct ot bis
"We felt we should relieve the
mayor of any obligation to con
tinue any! of us in office in his
next administration,' Ettleson
said. "All of us have pledged
ourselves i to work vigorously for
his reelection. -
Declining to discuss what ac
tion he would take on the resigna
tions. Mayor Thompson used St.
Patrick's holiday to make several
appearances. Ceremak, too, was
active. Close followers of the
campaign: have agreed the mayor
faced the hardest fightef a bit
terly fought political eareer. -
A ttack Deputies
ST. LOUIS, March 17 (AP)
-Reverting to the tactics ot In
dians in the covered wagon era.
z automobile loads of men am
bushed six special deputy : sher
iffs near a ferry landing today
and engaged them In a gun bat
tle, slightly " wounding ' four of
the officers. -
The officers ,:" were guarding
non-union Iron and boiler work
ers who! are erecting gasoline
tanks at the eastern terminus of
the Phillips pipe line reaching
from the Texas Panhandle to 8U
Louis. The attack , took place
near the Mississippi river , in St.
Clair county. Ills. . -
Game by Plan$
1 SALT LAKE CITY, March 17.
(AP) Utah- Is to take 4 cen
sus of its hlT ram from an air.
plane, Newell B. Cook, state
game and fish commissioner, an
nounced today.. . . .
Experimental flights over the
Nebo range have demonstrated
that counting the big game ani-
mais rrom me air is entirely fea
sible. Cook said, beinr mora f
Zective and less expensive than a
HIS STORY OF
: BOWLES DEATH
Denies . Flatly Claims he
; Had Revised Original
Sister of Mrs.- Bowles on
p Stand I Tells ; of ?pnt
j Suicide Effort t - v
. HILLSBORO, Ore., March 17
(AP)t Punctuating his testimony
with the words "I don't remem
ber," or "I thinlTso.". Dr. Paul B,
Cooper .today related - from- ,the
witness stand the circumstances
surrounding the fatal stabbing of
Mrs. Leone Bowles, Portland socie
ty matron " . v
Nelson C. Bowles and, Miss-Ir-ma-Loucks,
his secretary, are on
trial for1 her murder. v -
Cooper, called to care for. Mrs.
Bowles after a knife had plough
ed' through her breast, and : de- J
clared by the state . to have told
three conflicting stories of cir
cumstances attending the tragedy,
today . denied he had given offi
cers more than one statement of
events. 1 He said this in spite ot
the fact the state holds transcripts
purporting to be attested state
ments made subsequently to the
He . categorically denied he
made a statement to police on No
vember 19. and said the only
statement, he did make was on
November 12, the date of Mrs.
Eyed by State I I '. V "
His . November; 12 statement
agreed In time element with the
stories of the two defendants, but
contained, officials declared, oth
er glaring discrepancies. ; f .
In a transcript in the hands of
the state, attested by three detec
tives and George Mowry, prosecu
tor, declared to have been made
November 19, Cooper changed his
story. The statement Quoted the
physician as saying at the conclu
sion of the examination: "Boys,
this confession makes, me feel ten
Cooper is a material witness In
the case, held under S2.500 bail,
and in addition, j faces . charges
now pending tor ' having " moved
Mrs. Bowles body from the apart
ment in which she died.: Neither
the police nor the coroner was
notified until the body reached
the mortuary. -
Earlier In the day the defense
scored on the testimony of Mrs.
Emma Glover, Yakima, sister of
Mrs. Bowles, called as a state's
witness. ! Mrs. Glover admitted
that more than a year ago her
sister attempted to stab herself
with a nail file. She Inflicted
only a slight wound, however.
The defense attempted to es
tablish also that Mrs. Bowles had
tried to leap from a hotel win
dow in Seattle last fall. Mrs. Glov
er said she had seen her sister,
hysterical and' sobbing.' trying to
raise a window. She drew her
away and put her to bed, she tes
tified. .s ; :
Lighthouse Man -
With Broken Leg
Is Taken Ashore
PORTLAND. Ore.. March 17
(AP) A. G. Cameroir; assist
ant keeper of the . Tillamook rock
lighthouse who was. injured there
last Satnrdav. was removed earlv
today by a boat crew from the
tenaer Manxanita. Cameron was
struck by a six-inch iron washer
that fell from a derrtrV tiMit nia
right leg was said to, be fractur-
The Point Adams eouit nurd
station Sunday reported high seas
prevented their i lifeboat from
reaching the rock and Monday the
coast guard cutter Redwing said
she was unable to remove the In
jured man. Then R. R. -TInkham,
district lighthouse superinten-
aent, ordered Captain Charles A,
A. Modeer, master of the Man
xanita, to proceed Immediately to
the rock and remove Cameren.
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Wed. 7: SO P. M.
Wed., 8:80 P. MC
TharsM 4:80 P. M.
In Revtevnng Stand '
As 20,000 Parade
'- NEW YORK, March 17-'
(AP) -1. To the skirling pt
pipe 'and the .'blaring of
: brass, 20,000 Irish marched',
up -Fifth avenue today in
ttteir annual St. Patrick's .
In the' reviewing stand a.
64th street - were city and
state ' eminenta Including -
McKee, a Foley, a Dowling,
Leary,' a Mulrooney. .a
Ruddy and Oohalan. Gov .
' ernor Rosevelt was- the only
Dutchman present. f' f :
While the parade Was go-'
tng on. Magistrate Goldstein, :
In Tombs court,' freed Moses
Kanaryk, arrested on a dis
orderly conduct charge for,
sening shamrocks in a sub
way station. .
; TU no day to make an ,
arrest of this kind, said the .
magistrate, r . 7 ' 1 1 , V
Many Qualify for Special
The Statesman's "rollNof hon
or" is on 'the increase. - Since
the announcement last week that
the names of octogenarians" I in
Salem were desired for special
mention in Its anniversary edi
tion March 28, the 'phone and
mails have brought word of peo
ple who lived in Oregon : In days
prior to 1851. "
, Subscribers to The Statesman
for more than 50 years have
been numerous and have includ
ed men ' and women who have
played a r consistently : helpful
part in the development of the
valley. - s j 7 . .
The Statesman is, anxious that
its roll be as complete as possi
ble when it passes its 80th birth
day mark next week. It wants
names ot people;
1. Were born in Oregon terri
tory on or before March 28,
2. Any couples who have been
married 80 years or over.' !
3. The names of all who hare
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By JAMES A. MILLS -
BOMBAY, India, March 17.
(AP) Two American women,
Mrs. Hattie Bellie Johnston, of
New York and Mrs. R. A. C.
Clark of Lockport, N. Y., saw
Mahatma Gandhi return to Bom
bay today, an almost deified idol
before an audience estimated at
250,000 , people.
Come from bis triumphant
peace conference with Lord Ir
win, India viceroy, it was half
an hour before the famous lead
er of India was able to speak
above the terrific din and con
fusion, j .
Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. Clark
occupied - places, as ' guests ot
Mrs. Gandhi, on the huge ros
trum In the middle ot the vast
concourse of spectators. Mrs.
Gandhi asked the : American
women many Questions about the
emancipation of women j In, the
When the Mahatma was final
ly able to make his voice heard
he admonished the people to
keep the terms -of the truce. .
"You must observe the terms
of the truce scrupulously, loyally
and fully," he said, "but at the
same time you must not abandon
for a single moment that spirit
of . struggle, suffering and ; sacri
fice which : are greater weapons
in securing India's independence
than rifles or swords. 7:7 j
"If the second round 1 table
conference 4 tails," he continued,
"to grant our demand for a com
plete' independence, then ; it is
written In heaven that our strug
gle shall ! be" renewed until In
dia's . inarticulate millions are
given a voice in their own af
fairs." - 7 - -r .
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WedL, 7:SO P. M.
Thnrs., 8:30 P. If.
WedL, 8:80 P.
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Survivors on Hors? Island
; Nov Total J 08,; More . ;
:;.v0n Board .Vessel; :
Ten are Sighted Adrift . on
Ice and in Small Boat; v
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ST. JOHNS, N. F., March 17
(AP) Captain : Carter, . ot- the
steamer Beothle reported , tonight
he had sighted 10 men, fire on an
ice floe and five in a dory, about
10 miles away from his ship. He
said he was making every effort
to : rescue . them - but .' feared he
would be unable to reach them
before daybreak. 7, . 7 .
(Copyright -1931, by. the Asso
- elated. Press)
HORSE ISLAND. N. F.. March
17 (AP) A new picture of the
Viking ; disaster 108 "survivors
ashore here, three aboard the
steamer Sagona, .ten adrift in the
ice and more than a score unac
counted for was ''reconstructed
The steamer Beothie reported
sighting five men on an ice floe
and five in a dory. The Beothle
feared It would be unable to
reach them before daybreak.
The Sagona rescued Harry Sar
gent, Boston motion picture mani
and two crewmen from a frag
ment of the Viking. The where
abouts of Sargent's i associates,
Varick Frissell and A. G. Penrod
remained a mystery. - 7 . .
v.. The actual number of missing
was clouded in doubt.: Allowing
for the ten sighted by the Beothle-
the government figures listed
2l as-unaccounted for.
. The plight of the survivors,
who reached here after a hazard
ous eight mile ice trek from the
scene of the Viking explosion,
still was precarious. None of -the
rescue ships, had been able to
make a contact with Horse Island
to deliver badly needed food and
medical supplies. Their landing
had been awaited for several
hours. ' . .
The lights of one rescue vessqj,
presumably the Foundation
Franklin, were visible from here,
but it was believed a boat could
not be landed until daybreak.
The survivors here, many .of
them seriously injurbd, have set
tled down to another night ot
waiting for the food and medical
supplies dispatched ; from St.
Johns yesterday.-. i .
Walker Goes on
Trial as Second
PORTLAND, Ore., March 17.
(AP) Fred Walker, 25,
northwest organizer for the
Young communist league, on
trial here on a charge ot crim
inal syndicalism was -described
today in opening statements by
his attorney, Irvin Goodman, as
a man who had "dedicated . his
life to the Interests of the work
Walter is the second of 13 al
leged communists' arrested here
to be brought to trial. Ben Bo
loff, 27, was convicted recently
of criminal syndicalism and sen
tenced to ten years in prison.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.,
March 17. (AP) The Missouri
house of representatives late to
day Impeached Larry: Brunk,
state treasurer, by a vote of 118
The house adopted the Clay
resolution for impeachment. ; car
rying with it all the nine formal
articles of 'Impeachment to be
transmitted ot the senate for ac
tion. :--..-' i v -J-..
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fhuran 8:80 P, M.
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Thurs-, 4:80 P. MC
Welcomes Hoopers to Twelfth : ;
f ; 5 i State; Basketball To urham e'nt
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Roy S. "Spec" Kecne, athletic director at Willamette university, who
is directing the state high school basketball tournament for his
fifth, successive and successful year. He's a busy man tournament
week but has time to act as chief greeter to nearly, 10O athletes
from widely separated sections of Oregon.
JOLIET. 111.. March 17.
CAP) Stifled rebellion at the
two Illinois penitentiaries' here
surged to a new anti-climax Lto
day. It began with a fight
among 2 0 convicts at the new
Stateville prison. Five weTe
j It penetrated to the an let
room where a: coroner's Jury ab
solved prison ! officials of blame
for the deaths of two convicts In
a riot Saturday, and there a sis
ter of one slain man attacked
the guard who shot her brother,
j But it petered out in the din
ing room of the -old prison as
three mutineers attempted to? re
hew hostilities but were hustled
away before they could arouse
their fellows. 7 f
j An impromptu Insurrection
began . In a practice session of
the Stateville penitentiary V band.
Someone suggested a 'riof!, in
the absence of guards and the 17
players . fought over the Idea
with their instruments as weap
ons. Five were treated in the
j At the end of a day of sullen
hess and recurring disturbances
the coroner's inquest determined
the convicts slain Saturday
"came to their , death while as
saulting guards during a. riot,"
The Jury, exonerated Guard
Frank Cutchin, who testified he
fired the only two shots sent
from the walls into the milling
mass of men in tne yara.
Blossom Day to
Be Later, Seen
: Blossom Day which was to have
been en April B, will probably be
delayed, due to the eold weather
and rain of the past few days.
The date will depend entirely
upon the weather during the next
two weeks and If the present cold
continues Blossom Day will be at
least on" week later. !!;..
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BOLT, OUT C01II
NEW YORK. March 17 (AP)
The Bolt, Nut and Rivet Manu
facturers association doing a 875,-
000,000 business, annually and
controlling 85 per cent of the In
dustry was ordered dissolved to
day by Federal Officer Frank J.
The action was taken under the
Sherman anti-trust act. The' as
sociation, comprising 50 manufac
turers Including Bethlehem steel
and Republic steel, was accused
by the goverment of having "con
certedly fixed and maintained en
hanced, uniform and. noncompeti
tive selling prices and uniform
and arbitrary charges on account
of the! cost of transportation, re
gardless of the points of origin ot
The court's decree was 'made
with the consent of the associa
tion. Charles J. Graham, ot Pitts
burgh, president, explained that
association counsel had been con
ferring with the department of
Justice for s? year. The rullng, he
said, would avert "the expense
and annoyance of long litigation."
He announced a new association
would be formed "which will op
erate so as to be free from any
criticism on the part of "the gov
ernment." , -7
Status Quo of
- Water Question
Fails to Budge
No developments occurred yes
terday in the city council's extend
ed ' consideration ot the purchase
of the. Oregon-Washington Water
Service company. F, E. Elliott,
president of the company, and J.
T. Delaney. northwest manager,
were out ot the city- on business
affecting . the , other - properties
owned by the corporation.
Counellmen L talked informally,
in different groups throughout
the day. ' Mayor Gregory- indicat
ed no further conferences between
the -counellmen and the water
company, officials would .be held
until after the special called meet
ing next Monday night.
Y. M. Offering.
AH Facilities '
To Hoop Teams
Claude Kells, secretary of the
Salem Y, M. C. A. and Bob Board
man, physical director, announce
that the Y. M. C. A. will be open
in all physical education depart
ments to the teams entered in the
state basketball tournament.
. Also the visitors may feel free
to vlsiti the reading rooms and
lobbies oMhe local "Y" and make
general use of the building. The
large and small gymnasiums, the
swimming pools, handball courts,
dressing rooms and all of the reg
ular gymnasium equipment will
be at their disposal.
1 WASHINGTON. March 17.
(AP) Formal protest against
the firing on and seizure of the
Canadian rum runner Josephine
K. was made to the state depart
ment today by the Canadian government.
Players1 of Baker, Astoria
and Ashland first Ifcrcj
For Twelfth Tourney cl
State High Schools ,
Hostilities Scheduled to
Start at 3:30 Today With
Jefferson Fishermen ta
Take the Floor
8:30 pirn. Jefferson vs.
4:80 p. mv Monmouth vs.
7:30 p. m. Benson vs.
i Pleasant HUL
8:30 p. m. Ashland vs.
By JIM NUTTER;
; Eight teams, each thinking it
"the" team of the lot, will play
today in the state basketball tour
nament at Willamette university..
Four of these will drop to the
consolation series, while the win-!
ners march to the second round
of the tournament.
I The opening game at 3:39 srill
feature the present champions de
fending their title against Jeffer
son, considered one of the strong
est entries. Astoria has but one
man back from the squad of race
horses which made a clean swetp
last year, but the crew on hand
now is Just as fast and has Just
as much endurance as the other
one had. Palmberg is the veteran
of the squad and -play forward.
Barker and Monmouth wilt take
the floor at 4:30 as Jefferson and
Astoria cease hostilities, with the
eastern Oregon lads using only
two of last year's players. MeKfm
and Eddy form the nucleus for
George Scott's 1931 team, McKim
being a high scorer last year. -
Smallest Town 1
Benson and Pleasant Hill will
represent teams from the largest
and smallest towns sending teams.
Benson is held by some to be Just
as tough" an opponent as Jeffer
son, losing the last game to the
Democrats because their center
left the game on fouls In the
third quarter. Pleasant Hill is one
ot the most talked-of teams in the
tournament and is bound to at
tract the under-dog rooters. Neith
er team has been here in any pre
The Dalles and Ashland will
furnish a fitting close to the day'u
program. With Howell, glant cen
ter tor the Ashland. Llthlans. be
lng the first all-state man from
last year to go Into action. How
ell placed on thesiecond team last
year and led the southern Oregon
la.ds in scoring during the 1930
tournament. Gill, Keeoer ana
Carter are the other Ashland play
ers who performed here last year.
The Dalles is here for the sixth
time, though not here last year.
Salem is Idle
Until Thursday "
Tillamook and Salem are the
returning, 'teams which are not
playing! until Thursday. Mahan
Naegeli. Bunn and Schoppert are
the veteran players for the
Cheesemakers, with Mahan being
one of the prominent scorers last
season. Salem holds the record
with seven returning men. Kitch
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BAKER.' Ore., Marclw 17.
(AP) Attorneys for Mrs. Emma
Fowler, former La Grande city
treasurer on trial here for lar
ceny of public fundi, today drew
from J, K. Stearns, La Grsna
recorder-treasurer ; and state's
witness, the admission be 'had
discovered - no irregularities in
Mrs. Fowler's accounts In his
regular monthly ' check of" re
ceipts and disbursements.
1 Mrs. t Fowler's accounts alleg
edly were short about 3112.0 v
when she turned over her books
to the j new administration last
month.! Her trial was brought
here on a defense motion for a
change of venue.
Stearns J. testified, however,
that while he had access to the
warrant records,, which he sa(l
checked, he did not have acce
to the cash accounts and knew
nothing about them
' Three La Grande bank cash
iers, called by the state, testified
the city's balances last month
when Mrs, Fowler was removed
were less than the balances as
ot December 31. 1928. The al
leged shortage is sali to iave
developed! between those dates:
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