' - k - i sffc. - 4 - i .. NEW." NUMBEIVV V . For classified, display ad-, : rertising. subscri p tlom, .news information, dial , p - "9101 ! TOE WEATHER Generally fair today and i Saturday, slightly pooler to- day? Blax. Temp. Thursday II). i 1111 II lilt I.I II" ' t , . V oo, a. bo, eioaay, wett wind, river 4.14 feet. FOUNDHD 1831 i EIGHTY-FIRST YEAR Salem, Oreffort, Friday Morning,' April: 17, 1931 lilt J traJJ imiti HQ (wQO fczS . . ,,. - - Ui'LY IILUli HHt LEFT OPPOSK SPffi!'S CHIEFS Republicans Moving toward Stability -V" After two : Days',CeIebration " time bt Election Uncertain But Natioa is Making , ; - Strides to normalcy ;. (Copyrlcbt. 1931, by the Asso ciated Press). r T MADRID. Aprn 1 8 ( AP Harassed only by comraunUt ele ments. Spain's - new republican gorernment labored Tlgoronsly to consolidate 1U position today, af ter J wo days and nights of wild jubiliatlon orer the tall of th monarchy. , : ;. ' '? ' ;'. 'Radical nprlslngs ccorred "at St11I and Barcelona, now under , martial law. -Two persons were known to-have been killed and 23 wonnded in SeTille. Riots were reported .at Bilbao and In several 1 towns In southern Spain. . - r Among 'new decrees anouaced was ono wiping otit th entire pen 'al code, left OTer from the dicta torship of General Prlmo de Rire ra, and returning the country to the crmlnal statutes existing be fore 1923, until a republican code can.be prepared. - - - : Friendship Toward : Americas Voiced i - PrOTisIonal President NIceto Alcala Zamora.and Colonel Fran cisco Macia, prorisional head of the Catalonlan , republic, issued statements through the Associated Press. Benor Alcala conreyed his 'desire for friendsbip with the peo ple of the Americas and Colonel Mada expressed his . cordiality toward the Spanish republic. ; The goTernment " has not yet fixed the dates for. the election designed to form a parliamentary cortes and set up a permanent ministry. Whether it will be held In June or later remains to be de- elded. - : ' Foreign - Minister Alejandro Lerroux announced- that Mexico and Uruguay had recognized the new, republic and that Argentina shortly would de like wJi& Mean while, sererat - Spanish amba&aa-s vdors In foreign capitals, had re signed and their successors were being appointed. ' Marcelino Domingo, new minis ter of education, said that" Span ish universities, closed since the Easter-holidays, because of stu dent disorders, would reopen Mon day. . is - CUliS DIVORCE IS OF Ell - Not the mighty axe of the gOT- ernor, but a suit for dlrorce is re C sponsible . for one plank-walklng in the state departments, accord ing to- answer and cross complaint - filed by Harold G. Sammons to a dlrorce action started by his wife. May Sammons. In - his cross complaint. Sam mons charges that his wife urged him to go to the soldiers' home In Roseburg, and that, he return ed from there to Salem in May. 1930, and secured employment with the state highway commis ' sion until March 31, when notor iety caused by her djrrce suit caused him to lose his position. He says also he. has found her ' at specified times with other men; - that she has shown that she has ' ceased to care for him; and that - she has .neglected the home. He asks that hV be giTesf thi divorce, and says he "will not ob- - Ject to her retaining possession of their common home as long as It is home for two minor, child- - ren, and as long as aha does not remarry. ; . ,. . ' ,"" v They were married In 1907, and hare four children, two of whom are of age. ' ; OX CUTOVKR IiAXDS -, BEND, Ore., April 10(AP) : Central Oregon's first forest ' fire of the year waa burning to- : nigbt la cutover land on the i east bank of the , Deschutes river about mile south of -here. Employe of the " Brooks Scaalon lumber mill and Bend firemen were fighting the blase which was not considered serf ons. '.. . - - - ' .' -- AUTO CRASH FATAL - PORTLAND, Ore,, April 14 (AP) Word was received here today of the death of I. G.'Gur nett, former Qregon resident. In an automobile accident at Port land, Me., Wednesday. Gurnett was identified with the paper Industry while In Oregon. In 1888 he established the1 Wil lamette Pulp and Paper company, now the Crown Willamette plant, at West Linn, and became mana ger of the company." Later he built and operated a mill at Brid al Veil. ' , .. TWELVE ARRESTED ... THE DALLES, Ore., April 1C (AP) Federal, state, county and This Prince Doesn't' Follow, V. Dictate's - . - - - .. .... p 1 . 1 - - - - f v . . , i - -"""" ' ' ' "" ' ' " " " u" ' 1 . . - . i . ' :, . . V i ... : i ..;.;,... ".. , - . ! , , , I " ! j - T 1 I ' ' ' ' , , ' it - t -1. " i ' ? : ,;..:- --- . L.. . v " v.-- - Prince TakamaUa, shown, oa the left looking out npoa Xew York's skytisefr9m a city boat, caused some wonderment yesterday when. : after asceadiac ta the top of the Washington monument in an eie Tater, he elected to walk; the entire distance, about 50 storlea down. He's -having as. bis; time on his first visit to America, He la the . - brother of the emperor.- Left, his bride. They're oa it honeymoon trip. ; ; . . - ' ..." .. - : J BILLY THE KMER' Slain in gun Battle With r Officers; Long Sought for Brother's Death ; BOWLING . GREEN. Ohio. April l (AP) Willis Miller, known as "Billy the killer", 25 year old "bad boy" who has been slipping over penitentiary walls and out of handcuffs since he killed his brother In Pennsylva nia six years ago, stepped Into a gun battle . here today and made good his boast that he couldn't be. captured alive. .; He 'fell- after firing one ' shot from a .41 calibre - revehswJsat twooffieerswho attempted to ar rest him -and three companions as bank robber suspects, and died with a bullet In his abdomen. . ; Another i gunman, v said ' by po lice to be Clarence Saunders of Kansas City, emptied his gun at the policeman, critically wound ing one- of them, and escaped in an automobile. Two girl "companions were cap tured. One of them was picked up near the dead man. A stray shot punctured vher skull but phy sicians said she may recover. She gave her came as Beulah Balrd, 20, of Kansas City. - The other girl was said to be Ruth Saunders, 23, wife of the escaped v bandit, si Gas Dealers in Bread Business ' With Rates Cut V1SAL1AJ Cal.. April 14 (AP) Because bakeries here could net live by bread alone, gasoline sta tions here today sold bread at a cut rate. 1 Independent - gasoline service station dealers went Into the bread business, selling two and ene-halt pound loaves for 15 cents, because a Visalia baker with a gas station as a side- line has been' selling gasoline at a cent under the mar ket. . . ' ', . . . : - 3' DISTRICT JUDGE DIES - L03 ANGELES, CaL, April 16. -CAP) United States District Judge Martin J. Wade of Iowa City, 'Iowa, died at a ' hospital here tonight - where he had been ill since be suffered a cerebral hemorrhage six weeks "ago. MIES T First Forest Fire Burns Paper Mill man is Killed Liquor Raid at The Dalles Rifle Accident is Serious city prohibition officers cooperat ed last nljbt and today In arrest ing ten men and two women as- alleged liquor law violators. Undercover agents had been at work here tor several weeks obtaining evidence, officers said. , : ? MAY LOBE ONE EYE EUGENE, Ore., Aril 1 7 (AP)-The accidental discharge of his rifle today cat off the left hand Index finger of An- ' tone Schuessler, 20, and a piece of bone from the finger pierced -his right eye. Physicians said be may lose the tight of the eye. ' . . , EX-COLLEGIAX HURT EUGENE,' Ore April 14 (AP) Reports received here to night said Joe Campbell, former University of Oregon student, had received serious injuries when a truck he was driving plunged over a 40-foot embankment on the Mc Kensie highway near Waterwille. Campbell was said to be suffer ing from concussion of the brain, a broken arm and broken leg, and internal injuries. The report said he had been thrown clear of the truck and hd landed on rocks at the foot of the embankment. . ... of Staid Advisors PRINCE SHOWS HE'S Walks Down long Stairs of ; Washington Monument To Suit own Whim WASHINGTON. April 18. (AP) With precision and thor oughness. Prince and Princess Takamatsu of Japan today indulg ed every whim and fancy of a tourist in the nation's capitaL Trips to Arlington cemetery and Mount Vernon where tributes and homage were paid the American unknown soldier, and to the tomb bt Washington were followed with respect and interest by the youth ful royal couple. '' A military dhrplay with-a - 1 gun. salute at Fort Myer was cour (Turn to page 2, eoL 2) BLOODY ELECTIOfl .. WALLA WALLA,, Wash., April 14 (AP) In l an election dur ing which a candidate was shot down with blank " cartridges the Whitman . college ' student body today chose Kenneth Nor berg of . Lewiston. Idaho, presi dent. ; r The "shooting" occurred after Linus Walker, Ellensburg. who was reported kidnaped last night, appeared before the student, as sembly, barefooted, bruised and in torn clothing. Taking the floor. Walker loud ly threatened to expose the gang of kidnapers. Shots rang out In the room- and he dropped, : ap parently fatally wounded. " Walker is a leading t campus dramatist and he admitted later he staged the whole, affair,; In cluding painting the bruises on his body, for effect. He polled a 1 rger rote than was expected but was . defeated ' for - the office of secretary.,; ' C. i -V" : j t Gar Wood Fails By Split Second To Beat Record MIAMI BEACH, Fla April 1. (AP) Gar Wood.: raced his Miss America XI nine times over Indian creek today In an effort to break the world's motor boat speed record of 103.49 miles an hour, but failed by a split sec ond. Wood's best two-way average was 103.069 miles an hour. lUs highest speed for the day was made on his fifth try at 103.249 miles an hour over the measured nautical mile course. Whole Town is. Almost Wiped; i 2 Stores Burn ; REDMOND. Ore.. April 1. (AP) --lrtuaily the entire busi ness district of Terrebonne, near here, was destroyed by fire yester day. -". - ' . - - 'l: . ': ; The Fields general store and the Inks' grocery and confection ery store were burned to : the ground.; "... ' : Group Going to ' Waterway Meet .; , r t ,: Henry Crawford, . president of the local chamber of commerce; C. E. Wilson, manager; W. P. El lis and W. W. Chad wick will rep resent the local group at the meet ing of the Willamette Waterways association In Portland today. Sev eral representatives of the Salem Lions club are also planning to attend, .v ' -.;,.; . HELD AT WHITMAN LADOR LEADER ISfl MacOonald Government has Edge; by 305 to;251 In Commons v Test Comes on S. Baldwin's Motion Holding Pledge :.;: 0t Relief- Unfilled it- LONDON. April 16. (AP) The MaeDonald government was victorious on a rote of confidence in the house of commons tonight. The vote was 305 to 251. - , - It was a good substantial ma jority of .54 votes, considerably more than the government has won in some-of Its previous tight places. ; ; ' . ; . ; ; By that margin the house turn ed down Stanley Baldwin's mo tion to the effect the labor govern ment had not lived np to Its cam paign pledges of relief : for- the hundreds of thousands of unem ployed. - Had he lost, "Mr. - MaeDonald would have recommended to King George that the parliament be dissolved and a general election be called. That was the course he had indicated he would take be fore the vote. Resignation would have Involved a recommendation to the king that Mr. Baldwin, as leader of the conservatives, be asked to form a new government. The first reaction was a general conviction Mr. MacDonald's party sits more firmly in the saddle than at any time since the labor gov ernment took office nearly two years ago. Thirty-three liberals voted with the government In this division, 10 were against it, and five ab stained. - ; ' - PASTORAL TEH HIT IS REMOVED The- Oregon conference of the Evangelical church, , In session here since Tuesday, yesterday took action removing, the time limit In a given field. i , Partial committee reports were heard In the afternoon session. Executive session was held part of the afternoon, to consider some vital Questions regarding finan cial welfare of the work. r Blshon G. E. EPP of St.. PauL Minn.." presided at the sessions, and Dr. E. G. Frye of Cleveland, tditor of the Evangelical Messen ger, led devotions. At the evening service Bishop Epp lectured on his experiences when he was In the Orient a year ago as a member of the commis sion studying the conditions of the denomination missions. The lecture was Illustrated with lan tern slides. Today will be occupied with business and committee work and in the evening the . conference young people's rally will be held. with Rev. Lyle H. Willard in charge. i : Babson Asserts Times Will Get Better Rapidly WASHINGTON, April 16; (AP) Roger W. Babson. busi ness statistician, told President Hoover today he believed business had "turned the corner" and would gradually bat slowly im prove., v - t . Babson said he based his state ment on figures and not on hopes. Car loadings for the past month. he said, have been larger than those of a year ago and employ ment figures from the labor de partment have shown an increase for the. first time since 1928. Amateur Movie May Help Solve . Wedding Thefts MONTCLAIR, N. J., April 16. (AP) At a wedding here, an amateur photographer took mov ing pictures. Now police plan to use them in an attempt to Identify a man accused of stealing Jewels. They are said to show a stranger moving among the guests., The pictures will be shown, po lice said, at the trial of Herbert McClalr, charged with larceny, Walker to Give Reply Saturday NEW YORK. April 14. (AP) Mayor Walker said today he ex pected to have his answer to charges filed against him by the city affaire committee ready by Saturday. - The mayor said he was writing the document between other may oral duties, being .careful not to neglect the latter. : v BANK IS HELD UP CARUTHERS, CaL. April 16. (AP) Two armed robbers held p the First National bank of Caruthers at closing time, today and escaped with between 63000 and 63500 in cash. ars to CojiyeneiHere NSSummer . PORTLAND.' Ore April 16.--(AP) --Concluding the business of the annual session' of the grand ",Z eommandery, ' Knights Templar, ' from 20. commandertes In Oregon adjourned here today to meet. in Salem April IS next year. - ' ' : Norman L. Crout. Portland, .newly installed grand command er, announced the following ap pointments: Olaf Laurgaard, Portland, grand - standard bearer; Edwin O. Potter, Eugene, grand sword bearer; ' : J. Alton - Thompson, Bend, grand warden; Milton H. Sanford, 'Astoria; grand : captain of the Tiardt Dr. . WUllam Wal lace Toungson. 'Portland. rrand prelate; D Bruce Stuart, inspect or general;, and Walter O. Haines, grand reviewer. ; i - Next year's .meeting will be . a oae-day session. .Military and re ligious services wUl be conducted during -the afternoon . session of the grand counciL ,. , ; . , STRATEGY EDABLES TO Undercover Agent In Enemy Camp Gets Back Food After: it's Stolen In spite of reports to the con trary, the Willamette university Junior flunk day was a success, according to the students who at tended. Every student who In tended to go. appeared within an hour and a half at the appointed place of the picnie at the beach. Th food arrived lntaet sav for a small packet of sandwiches and hot dogs. Raiders from other classes cap tured the food truck but in their excitement, they left the key un guarded and one of their number, a Junior in disguise, mounted into the truck and rescued it. Rides to Dallas With the Enemy - Jim Allison, a junior, joined the ranks of the raiders disguised as a senior, and obtained ride to Dallas where the men of " the Junior class - were encamped in a embera- house, and there Joined his own group. .. ,.. .'. The junior class this year work ed to what was conceded as per fect in escape from Salem, Wed nesday afternoon, the day before flunk day. . It was 'only because their destination secret leaked out that about . 30 raiders . gathered at Dallas where the -hoys were located. .. .... " l The junior girls were In homes of two class members In two towns nearby..' When Frank Lock hart and Don Faber, Juniors, took their (Turn to page 2, col. 2) Spanish Royal Family United : In Paris Hotel (Copyright,' 1931, by the Assocl- ated Press) PARIS. April 16. (AP) Spain's royal family, driven from Madrid before the tide of repub licanism, was reunited tonight in a hotel on the Rue Rivoll. Hospitable Paris cheered Alfon so In halt a dozen tongues as he arrived by train from Marseilles and raced by motor to the hotel where his queen awaited him. - Only Juan, their. 17-year-old son, is not .with the family, but he Is to leave Gibraltar soon, to Join, his parents here. , . . ' . r Shouse Arrives r In This State PORTLAND, Ore,. April 1 6. (AP) The American people are tired of - political parties that dodge the major issues - of - the day, Jouett Shouse, chairman of the Democratic National Execu tive committee, ' declared after his arrival in Portland today. . Tempi JUNIORS LU1 Salem High Senior Thespians tit . .. . ',-''''. v'.'":-''V ' ''"i y -''- -4''-v-' : " . '" '"" '' " " ' ' . 4 ..''" "' .h1 1 t .j(hW"","m,","i-,... ' .:'. -. ' ,. . 4' ...i-.v ; - " . .... .... '; ' '; '' " '-. , l; '"' , '" " " ' ' ' f , . .' " : " ' : - ' ! I ' ' ' ' ' . r .. ... ' Cast of mie Show-Off, which will be presented by the senior class row, from the left, Ernest Pearson, Bob Bishop, Cecil Schenerman; Elaine McCarroU, Fern Sheldon, Rath Chapman, Howard Cross. . .. FIGHT REOEl'li EUEOT SAYS BUS' LEADER Patel Charges Terms of the .-. Truce .Violated; "Sees Violence Looming . Retiring Viceroy Expresses - Faith in ; Delhi Pact : As Peace Basis L BOMBAY, ,April 16. (AP) uenewal of ..the struggle of the Hindu nationalists against British rule was predicted today by Val labhal Patel, lntransigeant presi dent of the Indian national con-, gress. At the same time Lord Ir win,. retiring British viceroy. Was making a. speech expressing. com plete faith in the Delhi pact as a foundation for. permanent' peace.' ' Declaring that the government had not only failed to fulfill the terms of the truce, but deliberate ly -Incited ) others not to observe it, Patel startled his listeners by saying . that .the future fight of the nationalists : would be of a kind unknown In history, In Its Intensity and results.. Gallows, BoUeta,' ; Fate Predicted : "Those who are afraid of death on the gallows,". Patel shouted, "should migrate to foreign coun tries, and dispose of their proper ty. In the next fight, you will have to face bullets and the gal lows. Tou can win independence only, by giving your lives." It is better for you to remain, naked than to wear foreign - cloth. Tou must not be deceived by the Delhi truce; it. is only temporary and gives -- us the , - possibility ; of strengthening our forces and de termining our future policy." Hearing of Patel's provocativo utterances and Gandhi's continued counsels to members of the con gress not to relax their fight. Lord Irwin, addressing the Bombay Mill Owners association, warned that such a bellicose spirit ; would wreck all chances of peace." TO DETROIT v IWOPEMr i The road to Detroit ; and Niag ara .may be open unday, Frank Johnson,, couty roadmaster, said yesterday. However, in answer to the many Inquiries he has -received the. past few days relative to opening of the road, he has said be would not know definitely un til Saturday. ' Johnson Intends to get in touch with J. F. Bewley, patrolman at Detroit, late tonight or early Sat urday morning to determine for sure if the bridge being recon structed over Whlteman creek can boused Sunday. The bridge over " Whiteman creek went out with the high waters three weeks ago, and no vehicle traffic has been able to get beyond that point since. The Southern Pacific bridge went out at the same time, but train serv ice was resumed the following Monday afternoon. Contract Auto Can9t he Seized Jury Concludes -WENATCHEE. Wash!, April 1 6. ( AP) Farmers seeking re lief got some here today at least from finance companies In volved In purchases of their au tomobiles. . Even - though - your car - Isn't paid for - it belongs to you and not any finance company, a jury decided In convicting A. C. John son and H. E. Kiehl. representa tives of . the - Commercial. Credit company of Maryland of a felony in taking a truck from a public garage. ROAD mm Private Funds y ' Exclusively : is ':: Red Cross Aim r. WASHINGTON. April 16. (AP) The Red Crose closed -its annual - convention today after voting to continue its policy of financing - relief operations .with voluntary private subscriptions exclusive of federal funds. A drive for a minimum of 7,- 000.000 adult members also was approved to -help replenish the organization's cash reserves which were drawn upon heavily In its drought relief program. SEEK TO OCT. TOOZE WITH CASE Ullman-Hines Identity Point t Is Bitterly Fought, in Conspiracy Trial PORTLAND, Ore., April 16. (AP)- Questions relative to con viction of one Clyde Ullman to day precipitated the first major legal battle in the . Tooze-Brown liquor conspiracy case on trial in federal court here. The government, prosecuting 18 defendants indicted In con nection with the allegel conspir acy, had called George H. Marsh. county clerk, and began ques tioning him about . the alleged conviction. . ;y , Defense attorneys leaped to their . feet with objections and Judge Charles C. Cavanah ex cused the jury' during'' the argu ment. . . ' '. : Charles W. Ersklne and LIvy Stlpp, assistant United States dis trict 7 attorneys,-" -declared they wanted to show' that Walter L. Tooze, Portland attorney and one of - the defendants,- represented Ullman in federal court - .ere in December, 1929, and a few days later witnessed, as a notary an affidavit by Art Hines In which Hlnes sought to regain an auto mobile seized when Ullman was arrested. - The government alleged Ull man and. Hlnes are one and the same person. Hlnes la a defen dant In the present trial. . Joseph O. Stear-8. Jr., and William G. Hare, attorneys for (Turn to page 2, col. 1) . NOTTS ASSISTANT John R. Callahan, resident of Portland Since .1913, yesterday wal appointed by James Mott, state corporation commissioner, as supervisor of savings and loan associations, under a new law enacted at the 1931 legislative session. . Mr. Callahan was born In Wis consin and Is a graduate of the law schools of the University of Michigan and ' the Unlversity of Minnesota. He was admitted to the Oregon bar in 1914, and for the following three years ' was deputy ' district attorney of Tula mook county. ' ' In 1922 be organized the Fed eral Savings and Loan associa tion In Portland, which after ward took over the Union Sav ings and Loan association. Mr. Callahan has been presi dent of the Oregon League of Savings and' Loan associations for several years. at the high achool tonight. Top bottom row, Menalkaa Selander, CHOSEN IS att ii .-.mi Sound and Fury Likely To Mark Hearing ia ; Senate Chamber i Real Issue is "Whether ;f Governor is a Real " ; Czar in Oregon By SHELDON F. SACKETT . . Capital - punishment today is again the Issue in Oregon. But the motives and the play ers are at variance with custom ary life-taking at the stale pen- -ltentiary. - - - This morning It. will be Gover nor . Julius L. .Meier who eara - the role of penitentiary hangman. The protesting.- . self-defendtnr victim la-Henry Meyers, superin tendent of the institution. - In stead of a bodyguard, designed to help the prisoner up the stairs of the scaffold, there stand two guards. Treasurer Kay and Secre tary of State Hobs, who are fight ing to keep Mr. Meyers political head on his shoulders. So many people waot to wit ness this attempt at Dolitlrai ex ecution that the torture chamber nas Deen removed from the small, tiny board of control rooms at the capitol and the affair will bo staged in the staid chamber of the senate.-The hour for begin ning is 9 a. m. Meier's Designs Long Apparent The governor's designs on his prison superintendent became ev ident several weeks ago wben Colonel W. B. Bertram waa re moved from the management of the flax Industry but Mr. Meier's - (Turn to page 1, col. 1) SITE TS SELECTED ' FOR NEMILDIil The state board of control ves- terday decided upon the ' site rf the new building to be erected at the state tuberculosis hospital five miles east of Salem. The building will cost approximately 675,000. and wllk areommodata more than 50 patients. The structure will- boose the hospital clinic and laboratories. Money for the construction was appropriated by the recent leria- lature. Plans for the builtn are now being prepared. The board also has authorized construction of a new building at the state home for the feeble minded. This structure will cost approximately $40,000. Accom modations will be provided for ' 110 Inmates. , The furnlshlnn will cost an additional 610.000. Purchase of the . Steiner-Jar- man building, now occupied by the state .printing department, also has been approved by the board. - This transaction was di rected under the provisions of a bill passed at the 1931 legisla tive session. The cost waa 68S.OOO. ! ! The second floor of the build ing will be occupied by the new state agricultural department after August 1. The structure has been under lease by the state since its erection three years ago. Kellems? Final Sermon of This Week is Tonight Final sermon for tiits week la the evangelistic campaign at the First Christian church will be preached tonight by Dr. Jesse Kellems, He will show In connec tion with the sermon ' last of a series of pictures on South Alri- f ca. The campaign will continue at least another week, reports, Rev. D. J. Howe, pastor. Already 90 additions to the church have beea received' as result of the revivals. Reno Not Wide Open Town Yet RENO, Nev.. April 16. f API Unless the ctty of Reno passes) a gambling ordinance and Issues city licenses to gambling games now In operation all games la tba city must be closed on April 23 and remain closed until the city does act, District Attorney Melvln Jepson. informed Sheriff E. H. Trathen today and. ordered th sheriff not to iasue more licenses and to be prepared to close ex isting games on April 28. . They Stay Wed And Live Long ROUBAIX.' France, April 16 (AP) Divorce and death deal lightly wltb Inhabitants of this re gion. Two diamond and eight golden weddings end two one hun dredth birthdays were celebrated here this month with ceremonies at the city hall. .