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: THE WEATHER ...
Showers, today, Saturday
' generally fair bnt becoming
unsettled; Jblax. temperature
.Thursday B7, Mln. 44, rain
.18 Inch, river 6.8 feet.
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Salem, Oregon, Friday Blorrtin, March 20, 1931
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ADDS SOQQO TO
Such Is Tentative Figure
Computed by SupL Hug;
ST.50 Each Pypil
1 : Amount. Will not go far in
Upper Grades; Plan Be
Ing Worked out
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According: to tentative figures
prepared by Supt. George Has,
the free textbook bill enacted by
the last legislature will add
$5,000 to the expenditure side
of the Salem school district bad
get for next year and succeeding
years nntil all books are provid
ed. This figure is based on ex-
penditure of $1.50 each, for the
3200 grade school children.-;
Mr. Hug" has. not definitely fig
ured what books will be pur-
, - chased this first year. but Is
waiting on the -recommendation
of the state superintendent, who
Is working out a suggested ex
penditure. Sam VIII not go
Far at First
The law as now construed
calls for expenditure of 11.50
; per pupil per year until - all
books are. supplied. . This , ap
plies only to- the grade schools.
Even on this - basis It Is going
to be no small matter .to. work
out what will be an -equitable
' dlTlsion of the money. Mr. Hug
says, . for while . the 11.50 ; will
buy most of the books for pupils
in the first, second and possibly
the third grades, it will not go
far in grades beyond, that. In
fact the sum will hardly pur
chase the geography books for
the upper grades, v
While the state superintendent
has not yet made a final-recommendation
on the distribution of
the money for free textbooks, it
Is expected that he will suggest
that primary reader, fourth and
sixth grade geography and the
"seventh and eighth grade readers
be purchased for this fall." These
books will be new to the schools,
being adoptions . of - the state
textbook commission last JNovem
ber ; '"I.1 ' 'v " ''.'', "
May ask Pupil
To Donate Books "7 "
'It Is probable the school dis
trict . will ask that students &o-
nate all their books ; used this
year to the school system for use
- next year. This will materially
help .the burden that comes on
' the district, until the books are
I all supplied.
The $5,000 cost for the first
year will be Included In the reg
: ular budget and will not, stretch
the budget beyond the six per
cent prorided the district . cuts
, down on other expenditures, the
FOR DGEiirj CRUISE
U. S. S. I ARIZONA, March If.
(AP) Herbert Hoorer became
a seagoing president today, with
rest uppermost In his mind until
port Is reached Monday.
Informality . prevailed aboard
the warship as soon as the cap
tain had greeted the president, the
gun salute had been fired, the
flag hoisted and the national an'
them sung. As the ship headed
oceanward the president and Sec
retary of .War Hurley strolled
along the rear deck tor a while.
Secretary iWilbur Joined them a
The three watched with Interest
as the ship abandonment drill was
begun, with bluejackets and mar
ines scurrying, and reporters am
bling more slowly to the positions
assigned them in cases of emer
gency. . i V;' " - -
For the first time In many
months the president was able to
: take a nap before luncheon.
' VANCOUVER, p. C. March IS
v TAP) Stanley Plnta, Kw
,r York heavyweight,, defeated .Al
Karaslck, Russian strong- man. In
a .feature wrestling bout here to
night with two -' straight falls.
. Plnta -pinned . Karasick's shoul
' ders in I the second and fifth
' rounds, both falls coming . from
" body slams. . S -.: ' -v-V? .
Robin Reed. Oregon, took a one
fall Tictory from Toby Wallace
of Kentucky la the semi-wlndup
while Jack McLaughlin, Vancou
. Ter, took a two. fall decision from
Charlie Coggins, Portland In the
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SPOKANE, March 19
(AP) Don Fraaer, Spokane
welterweight, gave a six round
boxing lesson to Jjfce Roberta,
Spokane, a willing but less ex
perienced scrapper, - la their
- head line bout tonight. .
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v HO LINE, 111.. March 19(AP)
7 Young Jack Thompson of Los
, Angeles warmed op for the cham
pionship fight with Tommy Free-
man next month by knocking out
Larry Kid Kaufman or Louisville.
'. Kt- 1i the third round tonight.
Boulder Dam Project Tinder Way
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The greatest engineering feat ever undertaken In the United States, ranklna: second la magnitude only
to the Panama. Canal, is the Boulder Dana project. The contract for harnessing the giant Colorado
M river has been awarded to Six Companies, Inc and the work will be nn'der the supervision of WU
; llam II.' WaUL-, president of the company (left inset). The machinery of this giant project haa been
set In motion by Secretary f the Interior Kay Lyman Wilbur ; (right), pictured with Dr. . Elwood
Mead, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, as the contract calling for eonstrnction waa of
ficially signed. (Upper) An artist's drawing showing bow Boulder Dam will look when completed.
Hendrieiand Greig Winners
In Final Matches of ; :
: : - - Olympic Tryouts' '
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PORTLAND, Ore., March
(AP) Amateur wrestling cham
pionships of the Pacific northwest
were decided in eight divisions
-, The results:
- 115 poands C. E. Greig, Sa
lem T. M. C. A., defeated John
Moor, Portland, Y. M. C. A., fall
la 1:29. ';;: . .-:-vv
! 125 pounds Don Hendrle. Sa
lem T. M. C. A., defeated George
Pepion, Chemawa. Draw In nine
minutes fall in 1:29 of first over
time end decision in second over
time.: . ; j . ;i - , - .
135 pounds E. R. Bieberdorf,
Portland Y. M. C. A., defeated
Ben Stark. Benson Tech. Portland,
decision, t . " ; . : -t: '
145 pounds Louis Bollam,
Multnomah club. decislonqA Herb
Bu'rgeson,' Multnomah club.
155 pounds Chester. Newton,
Multnomah club, defeated Dom
inie McCluskeyChemawa, fall (.
1S pounds victory Palm-
roese, O. S. C-, defeated Harold
Johnson, Reedsport Athletic club,
175 pounds Glenn Savage.
Multnomah club, defeated - Jtel
Stevens, Benson, Portland, fall,
2:03.' ' t :
Multnomah club,' defeated Ken
neth Mason, Oregon State Normal
school, Monmouth, fall, 2:29. , ; ;
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Three : Italian :
Dead in Crash
PISA, Italy, March 19 (AP)
Three heroes of Italian avia
tion, who would have taken part
this summer in a projected group
flight from Orbetello, Italy, to
New York, plunged to their death
ioday In the sea near here.
The dead are: ;
" ' Colonel Umberto Maddelena,
who is 1923 first sighted General
Mobile and the stranded crew of
the dirigible Italia.
Captain Fausto Cecconl, . for
mer co-holder with Maddalenabf
the world records for non-refueling
endurance and distance
flights.) ji. --; ' "
Second Lieutenant Giuseppe
Damonte, comrade "and Madda-
lena and Cecconl on the recent It
alian air squadron flight across
the South Atlantic to Brazil. . ,
Placed Against ; I
Man at Astoria
' ASTORIA, Ore.. March 19
(AP) First ' degree murder
charges were filed in justice .court
here today by District Attorney
Frank Leinenweber against Otto
Lahtinen tor the killing of Henry
Kangas here Monday night, Kan-
gas was stabbed;-; .. i
. Justice Cannon, bound the ac
cused man over to the grand jury
which will convene Tuesday morn
ing. . .. .1 , . . .., v .
The killing allegedly followed a
drinking : party at the Lahtinen
home. ! .
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Gandhi Asserts r
Government Ts )'
NEW DELHI. India, March
19. (AP) Mahatma Gandhi
today cmplalned to Viceroy Lord
Irwin that the government .was
falling to carry ' out ' fully ; the
terms of their recent agreement
which was aimed at restoring po
litical peace in India. ; .
Arriving here today ? from
Bombay the l little : nationalist
leader conferred with Lord Irwin
h for two hours. Clauses oL their
agreement which he said had not
been fully compiled with includ
ed the release of all : political
prisoners abrogation of i punitive
taxation and return of confiscat
ed property. - ' :
PLACED UPOfj SPOT
CHICAGO, March 19 (AP)-
Three shotgun shells removed an
other labor union leader today
William J. "Wild Bill" Rooney,
boss pf the sheet metal workers
union for Is years. ; -
"Hi, BWy." : someone ' called
from an automobile parked In
front of Rooney's home., t :
Rooney, pacing the sidwalk,
turned and advanced. The muz
zle Of a gun was poked from a
rear window, Rooney . stopped,
started to turn and three bursts
of fire came from the'weapon. He
fell dead, his chest torn by slugs.
The assailants drove away. Wit
nesses could not describe them. -
Bitter strife for the domination
of local anions engendered by riv
alry for the profits : of . alleged
racketeering; has been punctuated
by a number of killings over a
period of years. The killing a
month ago of Albert , Courchene,
agent' for $he plumbers' - union,
was the litest of the series.
. CARSON ! CITY. Nev.. ' March
19 (AP) Nevada's licensed
gambling bill and the -six Weeks
divorce hill were sighed this aft
ernoon by Governor F, B. Balzar.
Thurs 10:80 A. M.
Wed 3:30 P. M.
WedL,.4:SO P. M.
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WeiL, 8:80 P. MC
Thurs-, 4 1 SO . M.
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FOR FIFTY YEARS
Persons who can Qualify on
" This Basis Wanted on
Still they come, these men and
women who for more - than 50
years have been constant readers
of The Oregon Statesman!
It will be a roll of honor, In
deed this list of names which on
March 28, will form a part of the
80th anniversary number of this
newspaper! .' .
Yesterday the names of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph A. Baker were added
to those of other Salem residents
who have been continuous readers
of The Statesman for more than
half a century. . Mr. Baker's fath
er. Isaac Baker, subscribed to the
paper In its earliest days and the
son has continued to read the pa
per as did his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Baker reside at 1491 South
Commercial street. He bears the
title- of Salem's oldest citizen. On
July 23 he will be 92 years of
age. . , ' i , ' -
Want Report oa" ' ' s- v
More of Names
The Statesman continues in its
search for subscribers for five de
cades or for men and women who
were born in the Oregon territory
before March 28, 1851; when the
f paper first saw th light of an
Jta ' anniversary number next
week will be replete with news
of those yesterdays and with pic
tures ' illustr atln g significant
events In the 80 -years of history
the paper bas related. ;
Fit Out Liners
PORTLAND, Ore., March 1 9.
(AP) Dan E. Gould, district
passenger representative . of the
American Mall and Dollar, steam
ship lines, said today the Oregon
City i woolen; " mills had,. been
awarded a contract" for 1,000
rugs for ; the new Dollar i liners,
the President Coolldge and Pres
ident Hoover. - 1 v r
Jefferson 88-28 .
Thurs., 7:SO P. II.
Benson 35-19 ;
Thurs 8:30 P. M.
Ashland 49-19 '
VrL8:80 P. M.
Had . all Usual Indications
- Of Suicide Stab Says ; ;
Motion ' Asking a Directed
Acquittal - Verdict " is "
Tentatively Denied y ': '
5 HILLSBORO. Ore., March 19
--(AP)--Dr.-Fraak - C. Menne,
Portland, ; coroner's physician,
first defense witness called in the
Bowles-Loueks murder trial, told
the fury here today evidence gath
ered in an autopsy Indicated to
him Mrs. Leone C Bowles ended
her own life with a knife. -
Nelson C. Bowles and Irma G.
Loaeks, his alleged mistress, are
accused of Mrs. Bowies'" murder
last Not. 12 In -Miss ; Loneks
apartment. --' ''-i - -
- The state rested today after' In
troducing evidence that a v finger
print found on the knife that kill
ed Bowles was made by the little
finger of her ' . husband's right
hand. , -
A defense motion for a direct
ed verdict of acquittal waa over
ruled tetatively to permit . Dr.
Menne to take "the stand Dr.
Menne planned to leave for Eur
ope early Friday. Arguments on
the motion for a directed verdict
probably will be heard Friday
morning. - : i :
Dr. Menne testified the wound
from which Mrs. Bowles died was
horizontal as it nearly always is
the ease when self-inflicted; that
the point of the knife had entered
at the outer edge of the wound
and continued obliquely down
ward In the natural arc of a right
handed person; that the wound
was clean cut; and that so far as
Mrs. Bowles body was concerned
he had not seen any signs of a
straggle. ! - . 1 . '
Glenn Harpis,, fingerprint ex
pert of the Portland police de
partment, was the first witness
called today. He testified a fin
ger print found on the knife was
- Mrs. Bethyl r HarreU, depart
ment head in a Portland store,
testified for the state she had call
ed Mrs.- Bowles early the morning
of November 12 to tell her a 895
pair of lounging pajamas Mrs.
(Turn to page 2, col. 8)
TOBO IS FATAL
TO 3 0U01I
CLINTON, Okla.. March 19.
(AP) Three persons were killed
and about a score, injured, six
severely, by a tornado here late
Striking the west edge of Clin
ton late -today the twister, carved
ont a path three blocks wide and
ten blocks long, demolishing a
grocery and a school annex and
unroofing - at, least . a -tlozen
homes. ; .
The dead: s
, Mrs. Louise Anderson, 81.
. Charles Collins, 2 3 , electrician,
electrocuted while repairing a
A. W. Anderson, 64, son of
Mrs. Anderson. -
- DESDEMONA, Texas,i March
19. (AP) A tornado struck
here late - today, unroofing a
number , of houses and wrecking
the Stanollnd - No. " gasoline
plant. So far as could be learned
immediately no one was injured.
Telegraph and telephone lines
were put out of commission. A
heavy rain accompanied the
, . RIOT OVER POLITICS
f TOKYO, March 19 (AP)
Fierce opposition to the govern
ment of Premier Hamaguchi cul
minated today in street fighting
In which 11 demonstrators and
several policemen were Injured.
4:30 P. M.
Life ferns Faced
By Eiofs Leaders
At Jcllet Prison
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JOLXET, nL, March 10
(AP) Life Imprisonment
tonight menaced every ring
leader in the frenzied riot
at. State villc prison yester
Heavy penalties for oth
ers . who took part in the
pillage and destruction also '
were in view. " . J.
" From Warden' Henry C
Kill came the grim state
ment he plans to ask the
grand jnry for indictments '
charging arson, larceny and
assault against all of the S3 1
convicts Identified as major
participant and as many '
more as. are dlacoTered. ,
DEBATE TEAMS TIE
Local Team Wins 3 to 0 in
1 Clash Here, : Loses in (
Benton Argument -
" Salem and Corvallls are in a tie
for the district debate honors as
result of the . triangle debates,
scheduled to have been the finals,
held yesterday with Alsea as the
third . member. Salem negative
won a S to 0 decision here last
night; Corvallls won a 2 to 1 de
cision from Alsea negative there
yesterday.: afternoon ; - and Corval
lls negative won 2 to 1 from Sa
lem at Corvallls last night
It Is probable Corvallls and Sa
lem will settle the tie next week,
as the season has already been
prolonged because of the tie be
tween Salem and Dallas for. sec
tion honors.- ; . i ,r . ,
In the debate at Corvallls, How
ard Teeple and Harold Prultt
were given the big edge on argu--i
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Illinois 1 man . With Direct
: : Knowledge of Rural ,
. 'Problems Chosen .
WASHINGTON, March 19
(AP) -Sam H. Thompson, who
owns a SOO-acre-fann in Illinois,
today was appointed a member of
the farm board to fill the vacancy
created by the resignation of Al
exander Lerge. .
The appointment was announc
ed at the White House upon re
ceipt of a telegram of aoceptance.
Thompson's commission was sign
ed by President Hoover before he
left on his Caribbean cruise,
Thompson has been an active
farmer for -years v and has been
identified with organizations seek
ing agricultural legislation.
At the time of his appointment
be was serving his third two-year
term as president of the American
-farm bureau federation. The di
rectors ot that organization, meet
ing today In Chicago, accepted his
resignation to permit him to take
! (Turn to page 2, col. 5)
- CORVALLIS, Ore., March 19i
- (AP) Mrs. Claude VWalker,
28, wife of the assistant prof es-j
sor of agricultural engineering at
Oregon State college, was killed
instantly in an ' automobile ecij
dent near Tlgard today. . "
Mrs. Walker was In an auto
mobile driven by B. T. Simms.
professor of veterinary medloine
at" the college, which collided
with n machine driven by S. H.
Herberg. Los Angeles. Mr.
Simms was not . injured but his
wife, who also was in the car,
was said to have suffered a frac
tured arm. Herberg's left le
was fractured. ' ' '
The Simms automobile was
said to hare skidded as it round
ed a curve. " i
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3 Plane's Out to
f ? h Lost in Yukon
N49 CIRCLE, Alaska, - March
19. (AP) With a comprehensive
plan of ' search outlined, the
three airplanes looking for Fred
M oiler, missing Fairbanks pilot,
prepared- today to cover the
Tanama watershed In the belief
Moller failed to reach, the Yukon
river valley, . where . he : was
headed. - - ; ,
I The three planes were to fly to
the Charley river and pilots Art
Hines and Vic Ross expected to
turn. upstream. o the headwaters
and , search the country beyond.
Crossing the mountains they
plan . to f olow the. seventy mils
river downstream to a trapper's
cabin. ; ' '
Fate of 18 Still Locked in
t Bleak North Atlantic;
' Balchen Seeking
'ST. JOHNS, N. F., . March 19.
(AP) Food came to the Vik
ing survivors today, medical at
tention to the injured but be
hind the hummock of -Ice in the
bleak sea of the northland there
still was sealed, the fate of two
Americans and 18 New Found
land seal hunters. ;k , .
1 The struggle of the crews of
three sealers to drag food and
medical supplies from their ships
to Horse Island, five miles over
slippery, treacherous ice, waa re
warded with success shortly be
fore noon. . . ;
"Doctors ' from the rescue ships
dashed 'immediately to the In
jured, extending first aid. . They
found 118 men who had been
subsisting since Monday on tea
and crackers, crowding for
warmth in the five little homes
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POOTLAfi FI6M TO
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PORTLAND, Ore., March 19. -(AP)
Lured by stories ot fabu
lous wealth locked in the ship's
safes, Curtis Brothers, Portland
and Seattle bouse movers, are pre
paring to salvage the passenger
steamer Islander, which sank in
Stevens passage, Alaska, August
15, 1901, with a loss or 72 lives.
Frank Curtis, one of the broth
ers, was in Portland today to get
figures on machinery and equip
ment. He said- the chief prize
sought was .83.000,000 in gold
dust said to be locked In one of
the ship's safes. Another safe, he
said, was reported to hold 1400,
000 in currency.
Curtis Brothers have contract
ed with C. H. and S. H. Wiley, Se
attle, owners and Inventors of a
diving bell, for an equal division
of all valuables recovered in re
turn' for use ot the belL The dlr-
Ling, bell, t Curtis said, would en
able them to descend to the 355
foot level where the vessel lies.
The bell Was tested on the wreck
last summer, be said, and several
articles were removed . from - the
Ship. " ;- ":" .' ;, :.. ;
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In Plunge Over
ASTORIA. Ore. March 19.
(AP) Two men and two-women
narrowly escaped serious' injury
or death near here today when a
small coupe in which they were
riding' skidded off the highway
and plunged - over a 150-foot
ellfC ' 1 '
Kenneth Keating, " Al : West,
Lita Burns and Aline Greer were
brought J to a local hospital for
treatment. - ' None of them was
injured seriously." The car. was
wrecked.' - '-.":,
The accident happened on a
cut-off from the Lewis and Clark
highway.. , i . r;;
Spring Gardens ;
; Help Arkansas? f
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March
19. - (AP) Early spring gar
dens sprouting from seed distri
buted by the Red Cross, and Im
proved agricultural credit facil
ities have put Arkansas well on
the road to recovery from the
worst drought in history. .
' On April 1, the American, Red
Cross will - withdraw Its relief
workers who. at one time dating
the winter were feeding : more
than a half, million persons.
FOOD BROUGHT TO
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Salem and Pndleicri
Also in Race due t
To Easy Wina
Local Quintet to M eci
-Benson Tonight in
8:30 a.m. Tillamook vs.
- Myrtle Point (console-
- tlon), -
'BtSO a. m. Baker vs. Abh
8:SO p. m. Astoria vs. The
4:30 p. nu Pendleton vs.
semi-final). . 1 7 ' -
7: 80, p. m. Consolation. :
8:30 p. mJ Salem vs. Ben
son (championship semi
final). ' BCORS THURSDAY
Astoria 21, Bionmouth 20
Pendleton 43, Tillamook 14.
The Dalles 81, Pleasant Hill
Salem 31, Myrtle Point 171
Jefferson 31, Baker 21. ,
Benson 24, Ashland 22.
By RALPH CURTIS
Red - hot state tournament
games in which the Benson-Ashland
affair was the most torrid,
narrowed the championship possibilities-down
to four teams
Thursday and set the stage for
the semi-finals. Those still in are
Pendleton, Jefferson, Benson and
Salem, with the first two slated
to play at 4:30 o'clock this after
noon and the latter two at 8:30
tonight. : I
. With the possible' exception of
the Pleasant Hlll-The Dalles con
solation contest in the afternoon. ,
the game in . which Benson tri
umphed over Ashland, 24 to 22,
was the most heart-tearing of the
tournament to date.
Howell and Reeder, previously
singled out as stars of the Ash
land quintet, shone again, but Mc
Lean, Benson flash, was so closely
guarded by Reeder that he con
tributed only three points to M
team's total and' left the burden
of scoring to his team mates. McLean-did,
however, prevent How
ell from performing with quite
his accustomed efficiency under
the basket. t
Until Final Can !
The first half was a see-saw af
fair with Ashland ahead t to f
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BAKER, Ore., March 19 (AP)i
Mrs. Emma Fowler, former La-
Grande city treasurer on trial here
for larceny of public funds, ad
mitted from the witness stand to
day that 8112,202.02'would have
to be produced to make her books
balance. : 4 .
Mrs. Fowler was arrested early
last month when the alleged .
shortage was discovered In her ac
counts after she had turned over
her books to her successor. Her
trial was brought here on defense
motion, 1 ,
Under re 1 direct examination
Mrs. Fowler said she did not mean
there was an actual cash short
age of the amount charged and
and said the 8112,202.02 she had
written on a memorandum slip
the day she left her office "was
merely a working slip and didn't
mean a thing.
Mrs. I Fowler testified under
cross examination that she 1'prot
ably" told Sherwood Williams,
city commissioner, that she had
the money to straighten out the
alleged shortage on deposit In a
Portland . bank. She added, how
ever, she was "so flustered at the
time I didn't know what I we
; Is Now Allowed
PORTLAND, Ore., March 19
(AP) Ralph Budd, president of
the Great Northern railway, learn
ed today, the Interstate commerce
commission had authorized the
Great Northern to relocate its new
line In Klamath county, Oregon,
and Modoc and Lassen counties,
. The , relocation, Budd said,
would avoid diagonal crossings of
farms, offer less interference to
drainage and irrigation systems.
and provide better servicing facil
ities. "That means," ,salj President
Budd, "that we may be able to
operate our trains Into California
by late summer in 1932.