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Large Scale "Public Exhibit
Scheduled April 18 and
19 in Local Garage -
Entries Invited in Varied
Classification List, An
Members of the Salem Garden
club me this year for the first
time expanded the early spring
showing of blossoms from an in
timate show in the club rooms at
the chamber of commerce to a
public flower show planned on a
large scale to, be held April 18
and 19 in tho show rooms of the
Valley Motor company at the cor
ner of Center and Liberty street.
The show rooms will be open
to the public at 1 o'clock Satur
day afternoon : and will close at
nine o'clock Sunday night.
Flowers to be exhibited mast
do grown by the person exhibit
ing; one entry In each class is al
lowed each exhibitor; all .entries
are to be carefully labeled, and
registered when entered and this
mast be done- by 10 o'clock Sat
urday morning. 11 exhibitors are
to furnish their own containers.
Classifications ..J-l .. .
List la Lengthy
Only Judges will be present
when the judging is In progress.
The placing and changing of any
entry on the tables must be done
subject to the approval of the
staging committee. .
-Mrs. W. H. Smith Is chairman
of the committee on arrange
ments, and assisting her are Mrs.
j. B. Van Cleve. Mrs. Marion Van
Eaton, Ernest " Infer, W. C.
Following are the -classiflca-tlons:
' V '
CLASS I, TULIPS
Best three of one named rarie
ty: a Early single tulips.
b Early double tulips.
e Darwin tulips. .
e Cottage and late tulips.
f Broken tulips, to Include all
Blzarres, , Byblooms and Rem
a Best artistic arrangement of
. . .
lunps in TWi
b Best artistic arrangement of
tulips in basket.
e Best arrangement with other
CLASS II NARCISSI
Best three of one named varie
a Yellow trumpets.
b White trumpets,
e Barrii. ,
g Jonaulla and campernelle.
. I Poeticus. .
j Double. 5 ..
k Miniature and special daffo
dils. , .
a Best artistic arrangement of
daffodils in yase. '.
b Best artistic arrangement
of daffodils In basket.
c Best artistic arrangement
ment of daffodils with other
spring flower ' -.'
CLASS HI .
Cut Anemone Flowers
a Container of best double St.
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MAY CHANGE RULES
PORTLAND, Ore., March 80
-(AP) Thirty fruit growers
from Wenatchee, Yakima, Med
ford and Hood River met here
today to discuss proposed
changes In Washington and
Oregon apple nd pear grading T
rules. ' t r . '.
Tentative grades were drawn
np and will be submitted to
associations in the growing
districts. If approved, - the pro
posals w ill be submitted to the r
Oregon and Washington hor
ticulture boards for formal ad
option. TWO COMING HERE
BAKER, Ore., March JO
(AP) -Robert E. Stevens, San
Francisco, and Dewey Marquette,
a transient who said he was from
Michigan, waived grand Jury in
dictment, pleaded guilty to for
gery charges and were sentenced
to two years each in the state
penitentiary here today.
Stevens was sentenced within
Jive boure of his arrest.
BUILD TO BIEBER
- KLAMATH FALLS. Ore.. March
30 (AP) Construction crews
were sent out on the survey south
of Klamath Falls todar to begin
work on the 28 miles of new rail
road the Great Northern will
build to connect with its road
now pushing northward from the
Junction with the Western Pacif
ic at Bieber, Calif, i
Two steant shovels were put to
work in the vicinity of Merrill,
hlie another was sent to Malln.
About Co men are employed now
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Salute Lieut. Colonel Priest;
i Youngest Officer in the World
By Tirtne of "his rbmmlssloa promulgated by the governor of Idaho,
who; reposes "special confidence In his integrity, diligence and dis
cretlon," Paul lnibert Priest (above) four month old, of Bronx-
TilIe, N. Is a lieutenant-colonel, entitled to carry ml sword and
rating a salute from majors down to the lowliest bock private in
. ; kitchen police. ' : . u -; ' : ! :;:"
STATE BESTS CASE
No Attempt Made to Show
Motive, nor Revelation
Of Gang Activities
CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING.
Chicago, March 30. (AP) The
state rested its murder case
against Leo Brothers today, con
fident it had proved who killed
Jake Lingle,' Tribune crime , re
porter. Prosecutors made no at
tempt to show a motive. ,
With sensational abruptness
States's Attorney Wyland Brooks
announced calmly "The state
rests." None of the startling rev
elations of gangland activities so
confidently expected by many, no
hint of the mysterious, life of the
Tribune reporter, no reason" why
anyone should want to kllMitm;
had been disclosed.
Up Only Five Days
, The prosecution took but five
days to present its case. One wit
ness identified Brothers" as the
man he saw in the Randolph street
pedestrian tunnel when, Lingle
was killed last June 9, and said
Brothers tossed a pistol near the
reporter's body. Six other per
sons saw a man run from the tun
nel. Some chased him a short dis
tance, and Identified Brothers as
"fitting the description," "looking
like the manA or positively being
the same man. " '
The remainder of the state's
case was made up of routine tes
timony, proving Lingle was kill
ed and tracing the bullet and the
plstoL . : ; --
Picking up the state's story
today where the other seven wit
nesses left off. Albert W. Kelf
ktrom, a middle-aged trunk buy
er, said he saw the defendant five
minutes after the assassination.
YOUNG McADOO FIXED
BEVERLY HILLS. CaL. March
JO (AP) William Glbbs-Mc-Adoo,
Jr., son of the former se
cretary of the' treasurery. today
pleaded guilty to a charge of be
ing drunk and paid a. fine of 1 10.
Fruitgrowers Talk Grades
Forger Sentenced Quickly
Railroad Work is Started
Organize State' Sportsmen
and engineers said, the number of
workers probably would reach
100 by the end of the week.
BAKER STARTS MOVE
BAKER Ore., March 80
(AP) The Baker county Rod
and Gun rfnb'a executive com-
- mittee announced today It was
making plans for tho organiz
ation of a state sportsmen's as- -sociatlon.
' " :
The purpose of the associa
tion, which would ba composed
of representatives from the 30
local sportsmen's organizations
In Oregon, would be to corre-
, late the various recommenda
tions made i to the legislature
relative to wild life protection. .
The announcement suggest- '
ed an organization meeting be
held at The Dalles May 15 and
PIN IS DISLODGED
PORTLAND, Ore.. March SO
(AP) Jackie Yeast, three
month's old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray C. Yeast; Portland, awoke on
his hospital cot tonight, yawned
and went bck to sleep,-unaware
of a three-week fight to save his
life. -. ; ' V'v
Three weeks ago the.JSaby
swallowed an open safety pin.
Day by day the movements of the
pin were traced by x-ray photo
graphs. ; 4
Physicians,' fearing the pin
might puncture delicate organs
with fatal results, operated, but
were not able to remove the pin.
Ths operation, however, : ap
peared to dislodge the pin." It
passed normally from the Infant's
body today. ,' -
CUSTOMS 11 IS
Methods of Germany Such
As to ; Arouse General U
j Suspicion, Claim H
LONDON. Mareh 30. (AP)
The methods by which Germany
and Austria announced their pro-t
jected trade union were described
in commons by Foreign Secretary
Arthur Henderson today as calcu
lated to arouse suspicion.
J He said the nature of their ne
gotiations had nullified the ad
vantages of the frank exchange
of ideas afforded by international
meetings at Geneva and $ else
where. . j
' The question will be raised be
fore the next meeting of the coun
cil of the 'League of Nations, he
said. to determine whether the ae
cord violates Austria's treaty -obligations,
particularly the Geneva
protocol of 1922. If the council
so desires; the matter will be re
ferred to the court of international
Justice at The ; Hague for
opinion.; ' i .
BERLIN, March SO. (AP)
Foreign Minister Julius Curtius
will reply in the relchstrat to
morrow to the arguments of For
eign Minister Aristide Brland and
Foreign Secretary Arthur Hender
son against consummation of the
Austro - German customs agree
ment. : ' ; - y
The spirit In which he will
make his addresa can hardly leave
room tor doubt. Official cirdles
here hold that Germany has a
perfect .replyio virtually; all of
Briand's charges. 4
VOU'O IS QUIET.
REPORT BT RADIO
PORTLAND, Ore., March 3 0.
(AP) The Pavloft voclano on
the mainland of the Alaska pen
insula was quiet tonight, said a
short-wave radio message picked
up here by C H. Watson, ama
teur operator. The message was
signed by Lilly Osterback, radio
amateur at Unga, Alaska, SO miles
from the volcano. ' i ;
"The Pavlof f volcano Is now
quiet after, throwing great clouds
of smoke and flame. said the
message. "It started at 8 p. m..
March 29 and lasted until 8 a. m.
today. Onlookers estimated that
the , smoke and ; flames were
thrown 2000 feet above the top
of the mountain. ? :u
.-The southeast face of Pavloff,
for a space of 12 i tiles wide, is
now black from the peak to the
water. The crater Is filled; with
hot lava." -i
Watson picked up a message
Sunday night from the . same
source which brought; the first
news cf the eruption. j r
" NEW YORK, March SO. (AP)
The federal government today
started suit to dissolve the sugar
Institute, charging It has violated
the Sherman anti-trust law by
maintaining 1 a - comprehensive
scheme to enforce oppressive and
uniform prices. - ?
Members of the Institute, which
Includes the leading sugar pro
ducers, manufacture 8$ per cent
of the product used in this coun
try, obtaining their raw material
at abnormally low prices." the
government charges, from Porto
Rico, Hawaii. Cuba and the Phil
ippines."." ".:' " - '
The American Sugar Refining
company and the National Sugar
Refining company of New Jersey
together produced about 41 per
cent of the sugar made in the
United States, the government
says in Its complaint, and their
profits liava been enormous, :
Clatsop Farmers File Warm
Protest in "t-Audience
- With M&er Here ,
Political Ring Prevails in
i- Coast County, Charge; c
- . Agent Criticized
Thirty-ffve farmers, represent
ing virtually every section of
Clatsop county, appeared before
Governor Meier here Monday and
protested against ' consideration
of A. E. Engebretson, at the head
of the Clatsop county experiment
station, for the office of director
of the new state agricultural de
partment created by an act of the
L. B. Wilson, spokesman for
the group, declared that . Enge
bretson had not given ' satisfac
tory service although he receives
a salary of approximately 85600
a year. Wilson charged that
there is a political ring in Clat
sop county, which has prevented
the farmers from receiving an
adequate voice in the affairs of
Special reference was made-by
Wilson to the alleged action of
the county court In Increasing the
salary of E. A. McMindes, county
agent, after the voters at a bud
get meeting had rejected the pro
Mrs. Rose Johnson charged
that the activIUes of both the. ex
periment station "and county
agent were unsatisfactory, and
that some action should be taken
to curtail the expenses of the two
departments. She suggested that
the county agent's office be abol
ished." Other speakers pointed out
that EngebreUon's time was tak
en up in private affairs, and that
he had not given the experiment
station the attention that it deserved.-
"It would be unfair and unjust
to appoint any man connected
with the Oregon State college to
the office of director of the new
agricultural- department'. de
clared j one of the speakers.
"Ninety per cent of the farmers
are opposed to Engebretson. The
Clatsop county experiment sta
tion is too near the college." .
David Tweedle. owner of a
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WIFE BE TiDt HELD
KLAMATH FALLS. Ore:, March
30 (AP)-While his lips framed
a message of love for his wife,
Joseph Swindler, Chiloquln chief
of police, died in a hospital here
today after declaring the woman
had fired the bullet into his
Mrs. Swindler, was in a Chilo
quln hospital suffering from a
bullet wound in her head, inflict
ed, her husband said, after she
had shot him through the side.
She was under an anesthetic and
police had obtained no statement
I love her as' much as I ever
did." Swindler told hospital at
tendants shortly before he died.
"I dont want her to be locked up
or -anything unpleasant to hap
pen to her."
He told police he reached home
at 5 a. m., and found his young
wife waiting- for him, a revolver
In -her hand, r f.-
"You're smart, aren't you. he
quoted her as saying- as she lift
ed the revolver.
"Don't do that honey!- Swind
ler. shouted. But the weapon dis
charged. A bullet tore through
his left arm, entering . the left
side under the heart, and lodging
near the spine. He- died nine
hOurs later. -. :-
INDIANAPOLIS, March SO
(AP) Drugs producing hypnotic
sleep as a substitute for anaesthe
tics in operations were described
to the American Chemical society
today. The chemists were In
formed, of more than 1,000 suc
cessful operations already per
formed in this sleep. The hyp
nosis still Is quite limited, but
there is hope of a sleep deep
enough for any kind of operation.
The prospect .in this pioneer
field was reported in a paper by
H. A- Shonle of Eli Lilly and Co.,
Indianapolis, . released by the
chemical society as part of its
general scientific program.
The drug now used is a com
bination of acids related to bana
na oil, grain alcohol and barbi
turic acid, a synthetic substance
not translatable into any familiar
terms. .. v-..
FREIGHTER ON BAR
VANCOUVER. B. C. March 30
(AP) The tug Salvage King
of Victoria will attempt to pull the
British freighter, Elmworth oft
the sand bar in the Fraser river,
near Stevenston, at 4 a.m. tomor
row, . .
Red 'Child of Ai
Born Tkile Plait :
Is in Fell Flight
THE PAS. Manitoba,
March SQ. (AP) Master
Miller came down here out
of the sky today, possibly
the first child born unex
pectedly in- an "airplane la
The plane, which takes Its
place with elevators, taxi-
: eaba, steamboats and trains
which hare figured In similar
emergencies, . started here
from Mile 214. Mrs. Alex
Miller was being rushed to a
hospital' by Flight Lieuten
ant A. L. McFbee of the
Royal Canadian air . force.
Fifteen minutes after the
takeoff iter son made his ap-'
pearance in the cabin mono
plane at a height of 4000
Both were reported doing
:WelL-" --I .-..--r v.. . ...
WHISKEY FOR - ALL
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Mayor of Reno Hits Back at
In Race Silent
RENO, Nev., March SO. (AP)
As defender of the fair name of
Reno from attacks of alleged
"long-haired reformers Mayor
E. E. Roberts will have to go It
alone as far as the other two can
didates for mayor, Howard S.
Doyle and Milburn R. Gregory are
concerned, they indicated today.
The mayor opened bis campaign
for reelection in public speeches
replying to a statement given to
the press by Dr. Clarence True
Wilson, national director of the
Methodist board of temperance
and public morals in which the
Methodist minister said Nevada is
a combination of Sodom, Gom
morah and perdition.
Speaking from the pulpit of the
Methodist church last night, the
Reno mayor, who once served In
congress and who is one of the
city's most active divorce lawyers,
declared that Dr. Wilson's views
are all wrong, and based on a mis
conception of the aims of Reno to
alleviate the suffering of many
kinds by dealing in the open with
social problems and evils.
hv Ha'advocatea'the-plaetnr of"
barrel of corn whiskey on every
.corner In the elty with a dipper
attached and a sign directing all
who cared to, to dring as much
as they pleased but not to carry
any away. The liquor, according
to the mayor's plan, would come
from a municipal still operated at
public expense and would be
"good corn whlskey.
The , other two candidates for
mayor have refused to be drawn
in the liquor, gambling and. div
orce law discussions. Doyle, who
is one of the city's most promin
ent business men. says he Intends
to make no public statement of
any character except to state be
will give the city a business ad
ministration If elected.
Gregory says he Is devoting his
campaign activities to pointing
outfit is necessary for Reno to
capitalize its scenic attractions to
make the city a great tourist
Governor Julius L. Meier yes
terday denied the truth of re
ports circulated locally last week
to the : effect that a drastic
shakeup in the personnel of the
board of , higher . education was
Impending. - The report carried
in a locals paper indicated that
the governor was wroth because
the board. had opposed the $500,
000 cut in Its i budget which
Meier made. It indicated that
C L. Starr, E. C. Sammons and
C. C. Colt were- slated for the
scrap heap. '-..'."..I , '-;.
"I have never given the . mat
ter any consideration and ,have
no .idea where the report orig
inated,' said Mr. Meier. "Cer
tainly I have no intention to dis
rupt that board or fire anybody
unless I feel that such action Is
absolutely necessary In the inter
est . of. the ' economical and ; efficient-administration
state's business. ; -. i
HOOVER GIVES FEE
RECESS SELECT! I
.WASHINGTON, March 30
(AP) Invigorated by bis Carib
bean vacation. President - Hoover
today plunged into the task of
disposing of problems that, ac
cumulated during .his .absence. :
v The : chief T executive gave re
cess appointments to three feder
al Judges. The White House let
it be known the president felt the
farm board was well able to' de
fine and defend its own policies.
In the face of opposition from
Senator Schall. republican, Minne
sota, the president : appointed
Gunnar H. Nordbye to be Judge of
the United States district court
for that state." Schall announced
he would oppose confirmation.
At the same time Mr. Hoover
appointed James A. Fee to be
United States Judge -for Oregon
and John Knight to be judge of
t the western district of New York
. 09 DOARD DENIED
Avoided Main Thoroughfare
Here or in Eugene is ;
Hiker's Report .
Told Passengers of Driving
Ail day arid Wight From
California -City - -
t . PORTLAND, Ore., March 30.
(AP) Police tonight ' were con
sidering the possibility i that the
slayer of Virginia Brooks, 10-year-old
San Diego schoolgirl,
passed through ; Portland March
10, the day the child's mutilated
body was found on a lonely mesa
near San Diego.. .
A letter "signed by lY J. GUI.
Bunker hotel. Kellogg, Idaho, and '
received by police tonight said
that GUI and another man had
hitch-hiked from Oakland, Cal.,
to Spokane, Wash. March 9 they
were picked up at Redding by a
man who answered the general
description of those sought in con
nection with the Brooks slaying.
The man told Gill and his com
panion he had left San Diego the
day before and that he had driven
all day and all night. The back
of his car, the letter said, was
filled with clothing, grips and
camping outfit. When, passing
through Salem or Eugene, GUI did
not remember which, the man
avoided the main thoroughfare.
The same, was true when they
reached Portland, the letter said.
GIU said he read about the find
ing of the girl's body the next
While detectives here had little
to say about the letter they recall
ed that it was a' somewhat similar
clew that a few years ago led to
the capture in Oregon of William
Edward Hickman, California child
murderer. - -
BIDS CALLED FOR
II. SAHTIi IRK
Will be Opened April ,10 in
i Portland, job to Open
.. Late Same Month T ;
"Members of the county court
and the roadmasters office let
broad grins creep over their faces
yesterday. Nor did they care who
might know the reason: bids for
the first construction on the
North Santlam highway had been
called from the public roads bu
reau in Portland.
The bids will be opened Fri
day, April 10, which means that
work wUl probably be under way
on the construction late in the
month. I The can Is for bids on
10.172 miles, or more than two
mUes longer than anticipated.
The court and "federal road bu
reau had put up 1100.000 each
for. construction for at least the
first eight miles of the highway.
Work will proceed eastward
from Detroit. - v : ; "
Work outlined' In the bids In
cludes clearing 70 acres, grub
bing SS acres,, making 201,500
cubic yards of unclassified exca
ratio n; overhauUng, 110,000
yards; removing : 100 dangerous
trees and as many snags; clean
ing up 26 acres; putting in 110
cubic - yards : of concrete work,
class A; putting in 800 cubic
yards of cement rubble masonry;
building 1830 lineal feet of cul
verts; and laying by hand 300
yards of rip rap..
Time in 3 Years
VANCOUVER, B. C March
30. (AP) The Vancouver Li
ons won their third consecutive
Pacific coast league hockey title
here tonight by beating the Seat
tle Eskimos 1 to 0.
Gandhi Proposals Given
KARACHI. India, March 30.
(AP) Despite fierce opposition
from the extremist wing, Mahat
ma Gandhi's truce 'with Viceroy
Irwin : was : approved today by
unanimous rote of delegates to
the All-India congress.
After series of fiery speech
es. Gandhi himself took the
stand to support passage of the
resolution. When he finished
the gathering broke Into resound
ing cheers. There was not a
single dissenting rote when Pres
ident Vallabhal' Patel put the
question. ':.: ; .--. -; - '-
"Do not accept: tVs 'truce
merely because ,1 made it,' Gan
dhi said. V Yon are free to re
ject it and appoint another work
ing committee. ; I give you no
promise I will 1 bring back com
plete independence from the sec
ond round table conference but I
do give you my pledge I will not
bring back greater bondage than
exists, & India J.odar."-
Doxies Tried Cost "
Over $50,000 Says:
' ' PORTLAND, Ore., March
SO. (AP) Estimates com
piled by observers here to
day Indicated that the
- Bowles-Loucks trial, which
ended last Saturday at HlUs
boro, cost Blultnomah coun
ty more than $50,000.
County Andltor Sweeney
refused to make an estimate
and said it was not likely
the exact cost of the trial
ever would be known. -
Cost of the court report
ing alone amounted to about
2800. ' Jury pay, it was es
timated, wUl exceed f2OO0
The jurors, 13 of them, drew
96 a day because they were
locked in their quarters. : In
addition to the Jurors pay
the county must pay their,
board bUL , :. - ..;.. ' ,
Grease Boiling Over Cause
Of Costly Blaze; Is
Fought two Hours
EUGENE Ore., March 30
(AP)-Fire believed to have or
iginated from grease boiling over
from a doughnut fryer gutted the
Graham building here 4 today.
Damage, partly covered by insur
ance, was estimated tonight - at
The fire spread to half a dozen
business establishments in the
building and drove tenants 'froni
second-floor apartments. Despite
the 'combined efforts of all avail
able, fire apparatus from Eugene,
augmented by apparatus from
Junction City, Cottage Grove and
Springfield, the fire burned' for
more than two hours.'
Damage to the buUding. owned
by David' M. Graham, was esti
mated at 150,000.
Other losses Included the
George C. Stanley grocery, $20,
C00; Rosebud bakery. 120,000;
Valley Printing company, $25,
000; Burroughs Adding Machine
agency, 32500; Long's Meat mar
ket, $1500; furniture and cloth
ing of apartment tenants, about
Several women In the apart
ments on the second floor escaped
by firemen's ladders.
MICKEY MOUSE OUT
LOS ANGELES, March 30.
(AP) Enter Mickey Mouse into
Mickey, through his produc
tion company, Walt Disney Pro
ductions, Ltd., filed suit against
Pathe Exchange, Inc., and the
Van Beuren corporation, : New
York,; for an Injunction . to pre-'
vent , the defendant companies
from 1 further use of animated
cartoon characters "in any va
riation so nearly . similar as to
be mistaken" for the original
Mickey and his side kick, Minnie.
: Further, the company demand
ed an accounting, damages and
surrender of all profits made on
the alleged imitations.
Mickey contended his alleged
double is doing all sorts of
things he (Mickey) wouldn't
think of doing, and has brought
down on the bewildered creators
of Mickey a flood of irate letters
and complaints. .
Gasoline Price :
With ' a three-cent range in
gasoline prices still " prevailing
yesterday, the company - owned
stations that . were , displaying
18 M -cent signs, were doing little
s Wholesale prices were declared
to be-at the same level as the
middle of last week, and dealers
declare the stations selling for
15 cents are making no profit.
However, rumor of "bootleg" gas
was fairly persistent, hinting that
after all there Is profit to be had
at 15 cents.
The oppositionists declared in
effect that the Delhi pact was in
adequate in that it represented
victory for England rather than
for the nationalists, and that it
was not conformity with the La
hore resolution declaring for out
right independence. '
"Despite the- brave words in
the resolution," one leader said,
"there Is not a ghost of a chance
that the proposals embodied In
the resolution will be accepted
by England. The British' are
made of sterner stuff than this.
We - can achieve our - demands
only by fighting."-
Under the terms of the truce,
the nationalists definitely com
mit themselves to the Idea of a
federated India; . Indian -responsi
bility with reservations or safe
guards for problems of defense,
finance and foreign affairs; pro
tection of minorities and dis
charge of the.country'a financial
iinTrn nnn r
City Gains Some Points in
Negotiations to buy
' Company's Plant
,11 . r
Matter due to Come Before
Council Next Week if
Data all Ready '
Salem advanced one step on ' ,
Its tig-zag path towards' munici
pal ownership of its water 'sys
tem when representatives of the
city ' council and of the Oregon-
Washington Water Service com- '
pany came to a virtual meeting
of the minds on a contract be
tween these two parties.. v '
As a result E. C. Elliott, com- .
pany president, took the train
Sunday night for San Francisco
to go over details in the agree
ment with his engineers while
another copy was left with the
public utilities committee of the
council and Cltv Attornev Tria
ble and ' Consulting1 Engineer
Baar for their additional study.
May be Before
Council In Week
If necessary engineering data
to be included In the contract
can be obtained this week, the
bargain . will be laid before tb
copncil at Its meeting next Mon
day and providing the group ef
eight which voted to offer the
water company $1,100,000 eight
days ago, can be held together, .
the1 agreement is slated for ap
proval. The gist of the contract coin
cides with the resolution pasned
by the council March 23. The
city agrees to drop its appeal to
the supreme court on the May
16. 1930, charter amendment.'
The company agrees to proceed'
at i once to complete its filter
plant. The company agrees that
all of its additional expenditures ,
on the filter plant shall be sub
ject to scrutiny and approval of j
City Gains Some
Points In Parley . . ,
The actual purchase price of
the plant, exclusive of accounts
receivable, materials and sup
plies on hand, is to be il.ioe,
000 as of February 1. 1931, this
figure and method of financing
the plant's purchase to be. sub
mitted to the people at a regular
or special election.
The city's conferees gained
several points in their negotia
tions over the weekend. The
water company officials conceded
that the ' price of February 1.
1931, should be subject to depre
ciation, making the figure de
crease each month the city' did
not exercise Its option. The scale
of -depreciation is as yet unde
cided upon, conferees for the dry
preferring to leave this to the
council, f -Engineer Baar has
asked that the figure stand at A
one. per cent' on the depreciable e
property for one year after the
completion of the filter plant
and at two per cent for. the fol
The company also consented
to provide exilicltly In the eon-
tract that it would assume full
liability that the. filter plant
would furnish potable water free
from any bad odor or taste.
Prior, to the commencement of
work on the fUter plant the com
pany agrees to furnish the city's
engineer with plans for the work
and an estimate of cost. When
the work is done, if the filter
plant Is unsatisfactory, the water
company agrees o make it sat
isfactory, and to bear ths addi
The company ; also agreed te
include in the contract a state
ment on the annual operating ex
pense for. the filter plant, co
venanting that the charges
would not exceed that each year.
Deemed Likely ' J
Considerable dissatlsfa c 1 1 o n
was expressed about town yes
terday by citizens. One group is
said to have approached Fred -Williams,
attorney, and to have
asked him to enjoin the consum
mation of a contract between
the council and the water company.-.
WilUams said last night
that he had not yet . been re
tained for such an action. He
said he would not start suit on
his own account but admitted
that a number of citizens bad
talked to him protesting against
the; "deal" with the company;
One group of objectors are
those who believe the establish
ment of a price of $1,100,009
for the ' water company's . plant
here is excessive.' These men
claim the pending suit in the su- .
preme court should be complet
ed, and It the charter amend
ment is found valid, condemna
tion proceedings should be be-
Another group of residents
hold that mountain water Is the
source of supply needed for F-a v
lem. They claim that for net
more than $600,000 than the .
present plant, which a filter sys
tem will cost, mountain water
could be brought 34 miles froca
the North Santlam river, at th
same time making it unnecessary
to- spend virtually $40,000 an
nuaUy on the pumping systert
now required land to be required
when the new' filter plant is cper