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The Statesman joins with
" Clootfy today with show-;
. ersj probably rain ; Friday j'
t May. Temp. Wednesday C3,f
Min. 48. rain 1.29 inches,,1
river 3.6 feet, sooth wind, f
, Tf n r. ri v' iL-
f . all Salem In greeting the
district championship bas
ketball teams here for tte
12th state tournament.
Salem, Oregon, Thursday Morning:, MarclT19, 1931
Meets Myrtle Point at 4:30
In Game of Chief Local
Interest to Date
Benson Beats Pleasant Hill
: and Ashland Swamps :
i The Dalles Five
STATE TOURNAMENT ;
0 : SO a. nu -Astoria vs. Mon-
10:SO a. inv Tillamook ts.
3:30 p. ra. Pleasant HOI
ts. The.,. Dalles (consola
tion). :SO p. m. Salem ts. Myr-.
tie Point. ; v
7:SO p. m. Jefferson ts.
8:SO p. nu Benson ts. Asb-
Jeferson 33, Astoria 28.
Baker 30, Monmouth 20. .
Benson 35, Pleasant U1H 10.
Ashland 49, The Dalles 10.
By RALPH CURTIS
, The twelve teams In the cham
pionship flight of the twelfth Ore-
. gon high school basketball . tour
nament had narrowed down to a
symmetrical eight when i the
crowds wended homeward Wed
nesday night, and four previously
hopeful .Quintets had been rele
gated to the Umbo of the .conso
lation series. . '
Local interest today' centers In
the Salem-Myrtle Point game at
4:30 in the afternoon, with Sa
lem's chances slightly dimmed by
word that Kitchen, all-state for
ward, jras running a fever due to
influenza a' I probably wouldn't
be able to play. Even If he re
corers rapidly, he .robably will
not be use 1 today unless he is
badly, needed. -t
Beats Smallest '. -.--V '
The biggest town met the small-:
est in the first night game Wed
nesday, and while Benson defeat
ed Pleasant HI-, 35 to 19, bear
ing out the probabilities In the
case, it Tas by bo means a walk
away. Pleasant Hill made It a
battle ' for two periods and was
behind only one point when the
third was welt along. The half
time score was 13 to 10 for Ben
son. : :
For. another thing, - Pleasant
: Hill appeare t to je off form, one
player, Stutx, mlsslnj enough set
ups gained through clerer pass
ing, to win the game for the "Hill
Billies. Eren so, Stut led his
team with 12 points.
Both teams, used a fast break
ing system and the game was
speedier than either of those in
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KETCHIKAN, Alaska, March
18 (AP) Denied the prlTilege
of playing Fairbanks for the
championship of Alaska because
of an influents epidemic there
and refused a series by the Wash
ington state champions, the
Ketchikan high school basketball
team tonight sent a challenge to
Oregon State winners for a series
here. The local team is undefeat
ed this season. '
PORTLAND, Ore.. March 18.
(AP) - Howard Cantonwine. of
Webster City, Iowa, defeated Bob
Kruse, Portland, two out of three
falls in wrestling bout here to-t
night. They are-heaTyweights.
. i Cantonwine won the first fall
in one minute with a rererse arm
bar and scissors and captured the
third fall In lees than three min
utes when he butted Kruse out of
the ring,. Disabling him. Kruse
took the second in 20 minutes
with " a wristlock. Cantonwine
weighed 220, Kruse 200. : .. .
CHICAGO, 111-, March 18. 5
(AP) Jim Londps, claimant of -the
world's heavyweight- wres
tling - championship, tonight -threw
Kuria Kwarlani, Russian, .
so hard that the challenger was
nnable to continue. Londoe was
awarded the fall In mm hour- 24
minutes and SO seconds.
LOS ANGELES, Cal... March 18.
(AP) Ed "Strangler- Lewis,
one-time claimant to the heary
- weight wrestling championship,
lanched a comeback by defeating
! cverett Marshall, La Junta, Colo..
trappier, in straight falls In an
exhibition here. The main event
"was preceded by a bout In which
j v Joe Satoldl, former . Notre Dame
grid start, made an auspicious lo
cal debut by defeaUng Iran Zi
koff, local behemoth. -
SYRACUSE, N. March 18.
(AP) Two former world's
champions struggled through
2S minutes here tonight before
Dick Shikat, the Ions; German,
secured a fall over Stanislaus
Zbyszko. A double wristlock
turned the trick.
Convicts Set Fire i
To Jo I i e t Pr iso n;
None Make Escape
Riot Holds-Sway for an
Involved in the Destruction Totaling
; $300,000 Three Wounded t
JOLIET, I1L, March 18. (AP) FUming riot held sway
in the new Stateviile penitentiary for one! mad hour to
day. 'J" ' . ' ' : ' : :
A The short-lived mutiny by 1,800 howlinp; convicts, the
volcanic climax, to a week of stifled rebellion, ended with
five buildings prey to fire and three mutineers wounded.
' - o Damage was estimated at 300,-
AT SEDlire: CDUBT
Roy Brady, of Silverton, as
" Silver Palm :
i. A sllTer palm, one of the high
est awards bestowed to Boy
Scouts, was awarded Roy Brady,
scoutmaster of troop. 20 at Sil
Terton, last night at the regular
monthly court of honor, held at
the county court house. . Justice
H. H. Belt presided and Justice!
George Rossman . gave the ad
dress. ) i ,: '. ; "
- The largest group of boys up
this winter eame before the
court, with 32 appearing for
merit awards, tw.o for second
class awards, three for first
class, - two for star and one for
life awards. Commissioners for
the court i were: F, D. Hawler,'
A. E. Paige, William Richardson,
Clyde Gi :s, T. C. Roake. all "of
Salem; Roy Brady of Silrerton
and Dr. A. J. McCannel of Dal
las, i !- ' ' .'
Awards to Boys v : . 1 ' -
Boys receiving ; awards were:
- Second elass -Robert Clark,
Salem, and Raymond Johnston,
Dallas: first class. Marion Palm
er, SilTerton, Charles Fully, Dal
las, and Robert Storgis, Salemr
Star award Gordon Graber,
Salem,, and Theodore Koelfgen,
Dallas? .life award John ' Hay
ward, Salem? silver palm Roy
Brady. U ; :.' ";. -i- - "!---
, Merit ' badges Marlon Kum
ler. Richard Hiday. Robert Law,
Walter Bailey. John. Hayward,
Charles : Roblin. Winston Wil
liams and Phillips Ferris, all of
troop two, Salem; Donald Arm
priest, -Wallace Sprague, troop
nine, Salem; George Harden,
Myron Fouke, Gordon Black,
James Croker, Loren Benjamin.
Harold Duncan, Gordon Graber,
Paul Snapp, Billy Holt, Raymond
Miller, Robert L. Smith, Gerald
Newton and Don Dourls, all of
troop 12. Salem; Marlon Palmer,
Goy HoBaugh, Wesley Williams,
Ralph Langley, Roy Brady and
Phtillip Klmmel, all of troop 20.
Bilverton; Jimmy Allgood, troop
24; Rex Shelton, troop 25; and
Theodore ; Koelfgen, troop 27,
TO ROLL OF HONOR
Membership in The Statesman's
roll of honor club went up by sev
eral names yesterday as men and
women throughout the Salem area
Informed the paper that they had
been Its consistent readers for at
least 50 years. Several others re
ported that they had resided in
the state for at least 80 years ami
deserve honors along with ' The
Statesman which will' become an
octogenarian March 28.
In its special anniversary num
ber ta ba published next week.
The Statesman, will record these
honor members of Its family and
between now ' and the birthday,
the newspaper Is very anxious to
receive the name of every sub
scriber who has been a Statesman
reader for 50 years or who has
lived in this area for at least 80
years.5 - '. -- -'
Many other features will be in
cluded In the number now being
prepared for. the press. Pictures
of yesteryear when streets were
muddy, when the corner stone of
the capitol was ; laid, when the
railroad station was built will be
among the' Interesting details
which will till thi special edition
with unusually interesting - edi
torial material. .
Does Not Hold; z
Parties Yet Wed
While the decision of Judge L.
H. MeMahan was reyersed by the
supreme court in the case of Marie
Amend ts. Theodore C. Amend,
the opinion by Justice Rand
awards the dJTorco to neither
ni-t in thi 'msa. The lower
court gare the diTorce to the de
fendant; and when the word of
the reversal came, the account
was published that a divorce nan
been granted to the plaintiff. A
study of the opinion reveals, how
nTPr. that inch is not the case. -
. The supreme court ruling does
order the defendant to pay iiau
n!t TrionAT. hnt makes BA-ehanre
In the marriage status of the two
parties. : ..
Hour With 1 800 men
' The cowed remainder were! In
their cells when the first com
pany of state militia marched
through the prison gate at 3:20
Surging Into a furious start In
the prison' chair factory,; the re
volt spread until nearly every
convict out of his cell had joined
to widen destruction.
Before 3 p.-nu Warden Henry
C. Hill and prison guards had
subdued the rioters and ty 3:30
firemen from Jollet had curbed
the flames. " y -; t
Outside the walls a cordon of
highway patrolmen and city ; po
lice kept guard against escapes
and a hurried count of prisoners
showed all were safely inside.
The second major uprising - In
a week, amplified duplicate of a
rebellion at the old state, prison
across the town, had Its incep
tion among 180 convicts In the
chair factory. ,
Judge G. F. Skipworth ot the
Lane county ciurcuit court, ves
terday was assigned by Chief Jus
tice Bean of the state supreme
court, to preside at the trial of
Rhea Luper, ex-state engineer,
who Is charged with appropriat
ing to his own use approximately
84008 interest earned on irriga
tion district funds under his Jur
isdiction. The date of the trial
has not yet, been set. s :
""Assignment of Judge Skipworth
to , the ease followed Luper's ac
tion in filing an affidavit of prej
udice against Judge I II McMa
han of the Marlon county circuit
.Judge Hill of the Marlon coun
ty circuit court has been assigned
to the Lincoln - county circuit
court, where he will report April
5. Judge Fred Wilson of Wasco
county has been assigned to hold
court at Condon for Judge Par
QUINCY, CaL, March 18.
(AP) Two bodies, one identified
as that of Arrld Falk. 45, Port
land, Ore., and the other Impos
sible to identify because of Its
mangled condition, were recover
ed from a railroad tunnel care-In
near Keddie, CaL, tonight where
three other men are entombed.
Condition of Falk's and the un
identified man's bodies obliterat
ed hope any of the three others.
would he found alive. Falk Is sur
Tlved by his widow and a 18-year-old
daughter in Portland.
The other workers employed on
the Western Pacific tunnel were
Hokan Anderson, Hugo Johnson.
G us -14 nd of Quincy, .and Aaron
Edmondson, all except Lind being
Itinerant, workmen. Swan Hedin,
Quincy, was Injured slightly near
the mouth of the tunnel. ,
The collapse occurred about
200 feet from the north end of a
tunnel which the railroad is build
ing as a part of the right of way
that is to connect the ' Western
Pacific with the Great Northern
rallrpad between v Keddie , and
Klamath Falls, Ore. Hour rains
were blamed by contractors in
Charge of the work. ? . .
mm TO HEAR
LUPER CASE ARGUED
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Thors., 10:SO A. M.
' T .. . .;
Jefferson 1 s
Wed S:SO P. 1L
Wed 4:80 P. M.
Wed 7:SO P. M.
Pleasant H1U J -
1 ' 4
Ashland r -Wedu,
:30 P. M.
The Dalles : . ;
Salem 7 Tl
Thurs., 4:&0 X- M. ;
Second Account Claimed by
State jiot - Recalled
: By Physician 0
r ;, - .-
Prosecution to Rest Case
Early Today, 1 Court V;
Is Intormed : ;
HILLSBORO. Ore., March 1 8
(AP) -Haying won , a tempest
uous legal battle giving It the
right to iuse a contradictory
sUtement to "refresh" the wit
ness' memory, the state today re
ceived a setback : In the Bowles-
Loucks murder trial here when
Dr. Paul B. Cooper repudiated
virtually everything in that state
ment. - ' .! '
- Dr. ! Cooper appeared as a
state's witness In the trial of Nel
son C. Bowles, Portland million
aire,, and Irma G. Loucks, his al
leged mistress, charged with the
knife murder of Bowles wife.
The physician, -who Is j related to
Bowles - by . marriage, attended
Mrs. Leone C. Bowles after the
knife had j pierced her breast In
Miss Loucks' apartment.
Second Statement j
Said Now Made
In first statement,! November
12. the day Mrs. Bowles died, Dr.
Cooper said Mrs. Bowles was
alive when he called an ambu
lance hut that she died before It
arrived. In a second : statement,
made November 19, the state con
tends', he said Mrs. Bowles died
at least 20 minutes before he
called an ambulance. At the cor
oner's inquest and again on the
stand here today he repudiated
his second statement and de
clared he called the ambulance
while Mrs.' Bowles still lived.
When the state finally gained
permission today to question Dr.
Cooper about his second state
ment its questions were met by
the laconic reply "I don't remem
ber. . . I ;- m :
State Will Beat '
Its Case Today
Deputy j District- Attorney
George Mowry told the court at
adjournment , today - the state
would rest its ease tomorrow tore
noon, .j- . !j '
. In his ruling on Dr. Cooper's
second statement Circuit 'Judge
George Bagley said he would not
allow the state to contradict Its
witness hut that - it might, ques
tion him -for the purpose of ."re
freshing . his memory." '
Prosecutor Mowry then read
from the statement of November
19.- In answer to questions, each
of which began "for the purpose
of refreshing your memory,". Dr.
Cooper said he did not remember
saying Mrs. Bowles was dead
when he called an ambulance;
that he did not call W. H. Cullers,
Bowles' business partner, before
he called an ambulance.
Is Heaviest of
Rainfall for Salem at Wednes
day's reading was 1.29 Inches,
the heaviest fall of the month.
The reading was taken early In
the morning, and so does not take
in account th intermittent show
ers during the day. ;
Farmers,-; particularly, are ju
bilant at the Increased, number of
raindrops, and will make no ob
jections to an even heavier down
pour before the month is out.
One Honest Man
BEND, Ore., March 18 (AP)
Two weeks agd E. E. Hesse, of
Bend, went to Madras to obtain a
marriage license, while there he
lost his. wallet with $118 fn cash.
. Today it was returned to him
-by the finder.
Jefferson 33-28 .
Thurs 7:80 P. ML,
Than 8:S0 P. IL
Loses Position -As
col! w. b. bartram
WIN FIRST BOUTS
PORTLAND. Ore.. March 18-
(AP)-The Pacific northwest am
ateur wrestling tournament open
ed here - tonight, ' Semi-final and
final bouts will be held tomorrow
Results of the preliminaries In
. 115 pounds- John Moor, Mult
nomah, defeated D. Doran, ' Eu
gene -decision; C. E. Grelg. Sa
lem Y. M. C. A., won fall from
Al Houeland, Benson Tech, Port
125 pounds Don Hendrie, Sa
lem Y. M. C. A bye; George Pep
Ion, Chemawa, won fall from E.
Jones. Benson. Portland.! In 69
seconds, second 3-mInute over
time neriod. V " '
135 pounds Frank Dummont,
Chemawa. fall -over C. Karambel
as. Portland, 4:14; W. Bolland,
Multnomah, decision over R.
Mink. Willamette nniversitr.
145 pounds L. Glrod, Wil
lamette university, fall from ir
vine Ott. Multnomah. 8:55. ' -
155 pound P. McClUskey. Che
mawa. brer J. Brown. Oregon
State college, decision over T.
185 pounds H. Johnson,
Reedsportdef eajed D. .SugaJUSa
lem high, decision. . .
MR picks ra
A new public market commit
tee consisting of David1 O'Hara,
chairman, and Chris Kowitx and
Henry Vandevort, was named
yesterday by Mayor P. M. Greg
ory. A motion for him to appoint
the committee prevailed at the
council meeting Monday night.
Gregory said he would not ex
pect the aldermen to submit their
final report until the budget
meeting of the council next fall.
Sdme expenditure would be neces
sary to get the market system op
erative, the mayor anticipates,
and he sees no way this can he
met until another fiscal year.
Meanwhile the - Investigation
committee will be asked to ascer
tain procedure and revenues ob
tainable from public markets In
i m i : ' .
Indict German y
On Charges of
PORTLAND, Ore., March 18
(AP) The Multnomah county
grand Jury today indicted Fred W.
German, chairman ot the Multno
mah county board of county com
missioners, on a charge of invol
The indictment came as the re
sult of the death of Louis Lam
pert, 78, who) was fatally Injured
here' Feb. 18 when he was struck
by an automobile operated by
German. - if.:
i The indictment charged Gerr
man had been driving at a "high,
unreasonable, Imprudent and
dangerous rate of speed." . ,
10:SO A. M.
SO P M.
Thnrs 8:80 P. M.
VrL, 8:80 P. M.
Thnre 4:80 P. M.
FLAT OFFER TO
Mayor Will Invoke "Home
; Rule'-' law if Kowitz
Plan Turned Down - -
Abstract of Appeal Filed
With Supreme Court In
- : V Bond Issue Case i
Providing Alderman Kowitss
resolution nrovidlne- that the eltr
council offer 81,100,000 for the
Oregon.-Washington Water Service
company does not prevail at the
adjourned meeting of the council
neat Monday night; Mayor Greg
ory will probably resubmit his re
solution providing for a public
hearing on water company affairs.
Gregory said he had determined
on - this course after interviewing
many citizens following last Mon
day council meeting.
"I find no one who wants the
council to make a flat offer to
the water company, of 31,100.000.
The people feel that the responsi
bility v for . good water lies with
the water company," said Gregory
yesterday, "if the company does
n't give that service it's up to the
city to compel it, under its home
rule prerogative, to do so."
Appeal Abstract .
Filed With Court
During the day City Attorney
Trlndle filed with the supreme
court an abstract of the pleadings
In the water purchase case In the
cireult court. The next step In
the appeal will; be the filing of
a brief in behalf of the city, ap
pellant In the action. Should the
Kowitz motion prevail Monday,
it would Include a section binding
the city t odiscontinue the appeal
of Its case on the legality ot the
charter amendment of May IS,
19 jp, wherein the purchase of the
water plant nere was authorised.
Late Wednesday afternoon
Mayor Gregory sent, by a special
traffic officer, a letter to the Oregon-Washington
company. - requesting that certain
information be furnished him at
the company's - earliest possible
convenience. The" mayor said he
would like toTiare the data in his
hands by Saturday noon, if pas
slble. " ' i
Wants Data For
The mayor stated In his letter
that he wanted the information
for presentation to the public and
to the council at the meeting next
Information sought by the
mayor from the company is:
(1) A. copy of the inventory
and appraisement prepared by
your company's engineers at the
time the appraisal was being
made by Baar e Cunningham of
(2) Originals or copies of all
quantitative' analyses other than
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IffiilAY BE HEIR
ST. LOUIS. March 18 (AP)
Preliminary to trial of the suit of
Silas A. Lazarus, .51, sprinkling
wagon driver of Corvallis, Ore.,
who seeks a son's share of one
third of the 33,000.000 estate left
by Sam Lazarus, late St. Louis
railroad magnate, voluminous de
positions were , filed - in federal
court here today by both sides.
One set of depositions seeks to
prore the plaintiff was generally
recognised in Shermanj Texas,
about 50 years ago as the illegiti
mate son of Lasarus. while the
other depositions seek to. prove
Lazarus was not the father of the
chlldW - -.1-- !
- In behalf of the plaintiffs
claim, which Is being opposed by
LazarousV widow, Mrs. Lillie N.
Lazarus, (he, depositions Include
testimony of od Sherman resi
dents, who said they understood
the child, plaintiff In the suit, was
borne by Winona Downs, music
teacher of Sherman, and that Las
arus was the father.
In Debate Here
Two Willamette university
women defeated a Whitman col
lege, Walla Walla, Wash., de
bate squad - at Waller hall last
night by a decision of two to
one on the question, Resolved
that "Gandhi Is beneficial to In
dia. Kathleen Skinner and Doris
i the affirmative .speak
ers, represented Willamette.
Shannon -Jlogue, . Salem high
school debate coach, was critic
judge and Raymond Lafky, chair
man. .- -. .
AT STATE CAPITOL
Lawrence Talked, ' Accident
j To get Efficiency
Governor Julius LI Meier yes
terday confirmed rumors of Im
pending' "house cleaning" by
stating that added resignations to
those already announced from
high state officials were Impend
ing. Meier said the changes would
be made "as soon as I can find
high-class men to take the state
,"I am looking for men who
can come to Salem and take over
the work of these various depart
ments without thought of poli
tics and with the view of giving
Oregon a real business admlnls
t ration, i I don't care a rap about
their politics," emphasized the
Arthur; W. Lawrence, proprietor
of a job printing establishment at
Corvallis, was a visitor 'with the
governor Thursday. Lawrence Is
said to be In line for an appoint
ment as state Industrial accident
commissioner. At least two mem
bers of the "commission are said
to be slated for discard. ' : '
Lawrence Pushed Bf eier's
Utility. Bill in House
Lawrence was a tillicum of the
governor through the legislative
session where he represented
Benton county. His name appear
ed on the public utilities commis
sioner act when It was Introduced
In the ' house. ' '
' Asked for his attitude on the
flax Industry, as it effected the
state penitentiary, Meier declared
the first move he favored " would
be the securing of trained per
sonnel to handle the situation.
"I'm not especially Interested In
resurrecting the past just to bring
skeletons to light," the gorernor
commented. 'What we want now
is efficiency in the future con
duct ot the business."
Meier to See Stock
Of Flax Is Reduced -.. '
Meier said he would urge that
Inventories of tow and flax be
reduced. He said an eastern con
nection ot his store wasameeting
some success In securing'an out
let for the surplus product now
stored at the state plant. 'Meier
added that the production of flax
would he cut In 1931 and manu
facturing methods made more ef
ficient, but all with the view of
developing the flax industry with
in the yaHey. . . ' : '
j Answering a ' question whether
or not he liked the new job the
people had given him. Meier de
clared he did. "I'm here to run
the state's business like one
would run his own," said Meier.
"I'm not - considering . myself : a
leader' but rather an executive."
j Meier vaid he had recently con
ferred with several leaders in
business in the state whom he
was trying to interest in coming
to Salem to take responsible po
sitions in his governmental with
the view of carrying ut his 'pro
gram of business efficiency at
the capital.. . "r-- ' -
i PORTLAND, Ore.; March 18
(AP) An order allowing appeal
ot the Oregon cross-state railroad
case direct to the United States
supreme court was .signed here
today by Federal Judge John H.
: The appeal Is to be taken from
the decision made last' January
by the i district court of . Oregon
which awarded the Oregon-Washington
Railway and Navigation
company an injunctidn enjoining
the Interstate commerce commis
sion from enforcing Its order re
quiring the 'railroad to build a
180-mile line across central Ore
gon from Crane, Harney county,
to Crescent, Klamath county.
! The district court held the
commission had exceeded its con
stitutional power in Issuing the
Vote 2 to 1 With lZzyt
. Lined up Alongside
-' - ft
Move Effective May, 1
With no Successor
"T ' Yet Indicated
Colonel W. B. Bartram, losjr
the center of controversy as head
of the state flax industry, was re
moved from his position yester
day by a two to one vote of the ;
board of control. I ' '
Governor Meier, putting the
motion for Bartram's removal,
urged that he be released April' '
1, but State- Treasurer, Kay ;
amended the motion to relieve
Bartram of his duties May 1. ,
Meier and' Kay voted for his re- ;
moval; Secretary of State Hens ;
and third member ot the board of
control, dissented. U
The board acted in opposition
to the recommendations of Henry
Meyersv superintendent of the
penitentiary. He appeared before
the boardrto declare that aa tar
as he knew there was no other
man of Bartram's qualification
available for the su peri n tendency
of the flax Industry at this time.
Meyers declared that the situa
tion was critical due to preaoet
Industrial disturbances 'and un
certain market conditions.
Meyers Refuses to j
After the meeting Meyers wa
asked for a statement but had
none to make. Rumors were cur
rent at the capitol that the.
board's failure to sustain Super
intendent Meyers in request that
Bartram be retained would lead ;
to Meyer's resignation. He re
fused to confirm or deny an al- :
leged statement made since- the i
legislature began investigating j
the flax industry, that If Bartram
went he also would resign.
Governor Meier commented aft-:
er the meeting that tthe first
thing be knew to do In 'regard-to i
the muddled flax situation waa to i
Change 'personnel and for this.
reason he thought Colonel Bar-'
tram's .removal imperative.
Hoss, at the close of the meet
ing. Issued the following state
"In view of the strong lhdorse
meat of Colonel , Bertram by
Henry Meyers, superintendent of
the penitentiary, and his state
ment-that the Industry is now at
a very critical stage and abso
lutely, dependent upon the servi
ces of the manager of the indus
trial department, I .voted with
the penitentiary management and.
against the dismissal ot Coleael
Industry "In Red" '
Audits Disclose ,
Audits filed i with - GoTeraor
Meier during the recent legisla
tive , session indicated tbat the
state flax industry had lost ap
proximately 3300,000 since tta
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UMLOYEO KEI! :
L Fourteen men will be working
on the job' of cutting wood at
the Associated .Charities tract
northwest of RIckreall today, it
was -reported af the regular
meeting of the Charities execu
tive board held at the headqoart-j
erg. 218 High street, last night.
Effort is being made to secure
more tools for the men now on
the job, and, as soon as trans
portation means can be arranged
more men wtll be given the op
portunity to work for food, wood
and a small cash stipend.
Urgent call is sent 1 out for
shoes for children in two fami
lies, one in which a boy of six
and a girl five years old are go
ing barefoot, and another in,
which : three children are rolnr
about in the rain with paste
board soles in their shoes. There
Is also need. for a mattress and
bedding to fit up quarters for a
sick ' person.
Ircn Bars, Prison :
XcSh, Ccn't Keep
Alimony Lien Away!
f The. warden of the state
penitentiary has no author
ity to prevent the service of
summons upon convicts in
civil suits or divorce actions
where alimony or mowry
coaslderalosi is involved, ac
cording to aa opinion hand
ed down by Attorney Gest
1 Whether the convict doe
or does not defend suits
brought against htm Is not ,
a matter of concern to peni
tentiary officials, the alter
ney general held.
Tlie opinion was request
ed 1 j Henry Meyers, super
intemlcnt of the state penitentiary.