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WASHINGTON.! ? April 17.
(AP) Warning went ' forth to
Americans In Nicaragua ' todaj
that this government' would not
undertake their general protec
tion" with , American forces.
Secretary Stimson recommend
ed the withdrawal or at least the
concentration in coast towns of
. those who did not feet safe under
the protection. attofded'vljrthTia
tlTe authorities. - . : - i
Those who remain do so at
their ownr, risk j he- said. 'and
must not.expect American forces
to be sent Inland to their aid." -
Explanation was forthcoming
shortly thereafter that there was
no intention of allowing Ameri
can lives to be jeopardized, but
under the circumstance tho war
ships at coastal points would be
relied -upon. - ;
To Be Withdrawn
Nayal vessels were stationed at
three of the four principal sea
ports on Nicaragua's . eastern
coast. In addition, the cruiser
Rochester was ordered to Blue
fields after fueling in Balboa.
The developments - followed
closely the state department's an-'
ixonncement that regardless of
new depredations in eastern Nic
aragua, the administration was
determined to carry out Its pro
gram for evacuating tho marines
and turning over the task of
maintaining peace to the 'native
national guard. ,
At the department today It was
stated that the - recruiting - and
training of this guard was contin
uing satisfactorily. It totals about
1.400 men, officered by Ameri
can marines and. 500 additional
men' are how . being enrolled to
replace combatant marine - units
which are .to be withdrawn, fromi
Nicaragua by June- 3.
Thereafter about 500 marines
will remain to train the guard.
These are to be withdrawn by
January-1, 1933, and meanwhile
are not to be employed in. com
batant ' duty. - - ; - . ' " i
FOB TAX OODSli
CHICAGO, April 17. (AP)
Sam Gnxik, one of three brothers
In the Capone syndicate, pleaded
guilty to violating the income tax
.laws today and was sentenced to
a year and a day In Leavenworth
federal penitentiary and fined
$2500 by United States District
Judge James IL Wilkerson.
His bro&er Jack, reputed busi
ness manager for the Capone
gambling houses, has an appeal
pending from, an Income tax case
conviction In which he was ten
tenced to a five-year term and
From Greece is
. SEATTLE, Wash., 1 April 17.
(AP) C. D. LIllopoulos, former
consul for Greece, wa found
guilty of grand larceny by a Jury
today after his trial on a charge
of embezzling $5,134 from the
estates of varions Greek heirs. '
Disbarment proceedings based
upon the charges have also been
filed against him In the state su
PORTLAND. Ore., April 17.
(AP)--Word was received here
today Marylhurst college, located
near Oswego, had been rated as
a four-year college by the North
west association of secondary
and higher schools. Tho school
Is operated by the Sisters of the
- Tho college was opened last
September with 105 students. It
courses led to bachelor's degrees
in arts," sciences and music.; ,It
Is the only standard four-year
college in tho Pacific northwest
conducted exclusively for women.
V IX FOOT OP WATER
NEWPORT, Ore., April IT.
(AP) Fraaklla Richard
' Case, one-year-old son of Mr.
. and Mrs. VH. Case, drowned
la a small fish pond . while
playing la a neighbor's yard
yesterday. Tb pond was only
13 lnchea deep.
! COORDINATION NEED
PORTLAND. Ore., April 17.
AP) All child welfare projects
Diplomatic Relations Opened by France, Othcf
Nations; Woman Lawyer to Supervise
: Prison, Institute Reforms i
(By The Associated Press) M
J ian republic will come into the Spanish republican fed
eration and cease to exist as
outstanding1 development in
yesterday, v - - :r '. i ' -.- f -
Other Important developments were: " r
" ' ' ' ' a
Harold Pruitt ; High School
Champion, Billy Mudd
In Primary Group
SILVERTON, April 17 (Sp
eial) Salem entrants won first
places In both divisions of the an
nual Marion county public speak
ing and declamation contest held
here Friday night at the Eugene
Harold - Pruitt of Salem high
school took first in the high
school division, 'while second
places went to Josephine GUstrap
of Turner and Steele Temple of
In the primary ' division, Billy
Mudd of the Grant school at Sa
lem won first place and the gold
medal; second, honors went to
Wllma - Sargent of - McAlpin and
third place was given ' to Janet
Comstock of Willard "school.
,The medals for the si winners!
were presented by W. "W. Fox,
rural school supervisor.- Judges
were R. V. Thomas Hardie and
District Attorney Nott, both of
McMinnville. and Mrs. Warren
Crabtree of - Silverton. Miss ' Lu
Ann Chase, Silverton teacher,
was chairman of the events
. The Silverton school orchestra,
directed .by Harold. Campbell and
assisted by' Irene Morley ndj fti
Hendrlcee -of fen a several--nam
bers which ,wero well received.
. Immediately prior to tho con
test the state traffic department
held a light raid in front of the
school auditorium, causing some
little 'commotion and cutting into
the attendance somewhat. How
eve r, there was a fair crowd. " ?
Salem's representative, in the
public . speaking contest turned
on the flip of a coin,' the coach
sending Harold Pruitt and Wil
liam Mosher -wlth a letter of in
troduction 1 telling; the chairman
that a toss of a coin should de
cide which j boy should speak for
Salem. . f -
The subject Pruitt drew to talk
on was "The Us of Public
Funds as a Means to Solving the
Unemployment Problem." "
ROSSI IS KILLED:
REPRISAL FOR JOE
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NEW YORK. April 17 (AP)
Gunmen in ambush killed Er
nest Rossi tonight and police
scanned the underworld to de
termine whether his murder was
gangdom's first act of reprisal for
the killing Wednesday of Joseph
("Joe the Boss") Masseria. Inti
mate of the slain Frankie Tale.
Rossi, slouched over, the steer
ing wheel of an automobile.' ap
parently was shot front the win
dow or roof of a building on 08th
street. Brooklyn, when - the ; car
was almost' opposite tho home of
a police captain. Two men were
In the rear seat and the driver
sat alone in front, observers said.
Police were Informed Rossi was
one-time owner of a speakeasy.
BY SALEM ENTRIES
Marylhurst is Standard
Infant Drowns, Newport
! Child Welfare is Talked
! Fruit ! Growers Benefit
should be coordinated so that a
home could be provided for ev
ery child, Colonel Edwin E. -Hol
lenback, American Legion Na
tional, Child Welfare committee
chairman, told the opening ses
sion of the Western States Child
Welfare conference here today.
. The conference has drawn 245
representatives from llaska. Ari
zona. California. Colorado, Idaho.
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Utah, .Washington and Wyoming.
The conference will end Satur-
FEE INCLUDES SPRAY
MEDFORD. Oww April 17.
' (AP) Med ford froJt grow
ers will be saved about 2500
annually as a result of the ral-
inic of the state board of hortl
culture providing- that the cost
of arsenic spray tests for fruit
will be absorbed in the federal
car inspection fee which .has
been reduced from 93 to' 84.
The ruling will affect all Ore
gon fruit ; districts.
in Barcelona that the Catalon-
a separate republic ?as the
the Spanish political situation
Alfonso and Victoria remained
in seclusion in their "exile hotel
in Paris most of the day, post
poning decision of future plans.
The king visited friends during
the evening but retired early.
Spain was reported tranquil al
though earlier In the day noisy
crowds had released alL prison
ers .ln the Jails of Barcelona. :
. Franco -and several smaller -re
publics recognised the new gov
ernment headed by Nlceto Alcala
Zamora in Madrid.
The . provisional . government
announced it would recognize all
debts of the monarchy. This re
sulted fn strengthening of stocks
and securities on the exchange.
Victoria . Kent. L f 35-year-old
woman lawyer was appointed su
pervisor of prisons and will in
augurate modern systems- in the
Marie, dowager queen of Ru
mania, arrived in Paris to extend
sympathy to the dethroned Span
church sets sum
Evangelical Organiza t i o n
To Seek 1000 Gains in
Conversions by 1934 ;
Goals befitting the 56th anni
versary ' of . organization of the
Oregon 'Evangelical church ln
Corvallls'ln 1884 were. set at the
conference meeting - hero yester-
First, every member to under
take bible study and prayer .life;
second, one thousand souls for
Christ and the" church before the
jubilee In 1934; and third, mem
bers answering the high responsi
bilities .of stewardship of life and
money before. the 1934. session.
The conference . voted almost
unanimously to change the title
of the . administrative officers
from presiding elder to district
superintendent. Bishop G. E. Epp
was in the chair during yester
day's sessions. . ,
Young People Have
Charge of Service ; f
The evening session Friday was
given, to young people, who filled
the spacious auditorium. The
theme, "My Task", njas directed
by Rev. iLyle Wlllard of Mon
mouth. Rev. Paul Pettlcord of
Corvallls led the songs. Then fol
lowed a skit, "Story and Song,
given by the youths from Salem,
Monmouth, Dallas . and the La
blsh Mission. An altar- service
concluded the rally.
Societies represented f were:
Albany, Labish Mission, Corval
lls, Dallas, Florence, Jefferson,
Monmouth, Milwaukle, Rlckreall,
Frultland. Salem, Canby and
Liberal. Chehalem. Tlgard and
the following Portland groups:
Lents, East Side, Wltchlta, St.
John's, Willamette Boulevard and
Mission." I . :
First of White
Women at Nome
I Dies, Influenza
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NOME, Alaska. April 17.
(AP) Mrs. Anita '."Mother" TIffr
nay, the first white woman to
land - at Nome during the gold
rush days of 37 and '98, died
yesterday at a hospital. She was
82. . ; - '."--i , ' ;
The -epidemic of mild Influ
enza has caused the deaths of
three other white persons in re
cent days, Hugh O'Farrell, Jr.
Frank Brunnell and Lea Wheeler
and four natives. .-. ' ; t ?
About half of the population
here is still affected by the dis
ease, with similar conditions pre
vailing in outlying towns. -
- Office Quietly
BUENOS AIRES, April 17
(AP) The new Argentine cabin
et was induced Into office lata to
day by President Jose Uriburu to
the accompaniment of. an elabor
ate military review..
The reorganization took, place
after, gome delay In filling the
office of ministry -of agriculture.
Although once designated Eduar-
do Bullrich refused the portfolio
and David Marias was selected to
replace him. . 4 ' i
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KILGORE. Tex., April . 17.
(AP) Four men were in serious
condition in hospitals here and
vicinity tonight as tho result of a
fire: at tho Upchurch and juien
well, f O.eoo-barrel producer,
brought in yesterday.
Announcement Aids Feeling
Of Optimism, Good will
- For new Government"
Disorders Quieting Down,
But Reds Irritated by
MADRID, April 17 (AP)-
Tbo provisional government of
Spain announced tonight It would
recognise all debts of the mon
archy. The Immediate result was
the strengthening of stocks and
securities on the exchange.
Tho announcement - caused - a
feeling of optimism in tho bus
iness and banking worlds -and
stimulated more confidence gen
erally In the economic future of
the country. Most of Spain's out
standing - obligations are domes
tie bond Issues. It is understood
the $$0,000,000 credit issue ar
ranged by the former government
through the J. P. Morgan Inter
ests in New York has not yet
been drawn on.
Every bank In the city was
guarded by several policemen to
dayoutside and Inside but the
precaution was unnecessary.
There have been no bank runs or
anything to suggest a tendency
toward - looting. The people con
tinue calm and restrained and are
attending to the normal affairs.
After Disorders i .
Barcelona was reported to have
quieted; down after short disor
ders this morning In which all
prisoners were- released from
jails. The public was awaiting
the results of negotiations be
tween representatives of the Ma
drid government and tho Cata
lonian republic regarding their
Cabinet members . were dis
counted the possibility of serious
dlsaffections between the two re
publics. The Madrid delegation is
attempting to persuade their con
ferees to accept what amounts to
state authonomy within the Span
ish republic, it was said, at least
nntmtoia gOTnmemg,Ket w
their: feet 'and : show .they can
really function. -
The Spanish ministry so far is
pursuing a careful, policy of pru
dence and trying to tread on as
few toes as possible. This is con
tributing, to .an easier feeling
among the . people and making
some friends for the new order.
However, such a program
serves only to irritate the com
munists, already enemies , of the
republic, and they continually
threaten to start trouble in such
cities as Barcelona, Bilboa and
Seville. , -
TRAIN HITS WOMAN
BUT IMJURY SLIGHT
Mrs. T. A. LIndstrom was
struck by tho northbound Port
land local of the Oregon Electric
line on the crossing at Locust
street In North ' Salem close to
the School for the Deaf Friday
afternoon at 12:50, but was not
Mrs. LIndstrom is & part time
teacher for the School for the
Deaf and was leaving the school
to walk to her home at 205
Cherry avenue. On the way she
had to cross the Oregon Electric
track. . .
The motorman stated that on
seeing her he tooted his whistle
and when he saw that Mrs.' LInd
strom did not take notice of it.
he stopped as short as he could.
Mrs. LIndstrom is deaf and could
not hear the - whistle, but no
ticed the train just as it was al
most on ' her and stepped back
enough, that ' she was not - hit
squarely. However it bruised her
shoulder and cat a long gash in
her face. She. rot np herself
and Stephen Hultt, ono of the
students at the school, came to
er a'ssistance to help her walk
to her home which was not dis
tant. ' , - -
After she took a few steps she
fainted and was then placed in
Mr. Llndstrom's car to await the
ambulance which took. her to the
Salem General hospital. Exam
ination revealed that the shoul
der was only badly bruised and
the cut on her face not serious.
Mrs. .LIndstrom ' Is upset more
over forgetting to - look ' for the
train than by the Injuries she
sustained and keeps asking her
self how it happened. Her glass
es were brushed off when she
fell, but were not broken. "
BELLINGHAM. Wash., April
17. (AP) Bellingham and the
vicinity was shaken by a ; slight
earthquago at 7:55 p. m. tonight.
No damage was reported.
The quake was -felt as far east
as Glacier, on the outskirts of
Mount Baker forest, 40 miles from,
Bellingham. . 4 '
JULIUS L. MEIER
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Disgruntled Ex-employes of
AFTER Dim TALK
George Fletcher of 0. S. C.
First, Maurice Dean,
Something new in forensics was
inaugurated. Friday night in Sa
lem under the auspices of Wil
lamette university in the form of
tesL It was sponsored by. the
state Intercollegiate, Forensic as
sociation with the theme:. "Ameri
Contestants " representing five
universities and ' colleges in Ore
gon gathered at the Gray Belle,
not knowing the subject on which
they were to talk. Their subjects
were announced on the program
and during the course of the ban
quet, and they were" then com
pelled to think of what they were
going to say.
Dean Roy R. Hewitt of the col
lege of law at" Willamette was
toastmaster for the evening.
First, place was won by George
Fletcher of Oregon State college,
speaking on "It's Nationally Ad
vertised." Willamette Man
Maurice Dean, representing
Willamette, captured s e e o n d
place with "Don't be a Flat Tire,"
while Robert Oliver of Paeifle uni
versity spoke on "It Just Isn't
Done" and won third.
Other speakers were Wallace J.
Campbell, University of Oregon,
"Baby Must Express Himself."
and Helen Mott, Pacific college,
-What Monkey See, Monkey Do."
Miss Doris Corbin entertained
with a musical number.
. Members of the forensic associ
ation are Southern O. egon Nor
mal school, Eugene Bible univer
sity. Pacific college. Albany col
lege, Linfleld college, Oregon Nor
mal school, -Oregon State college,
Willamette university, University
of Oregon and Pacific university.
Yakima Man to
Face Charge of
YAKIMA, Wash., April 17.
(AP) A first degree murder
charge was filed against Charles
O. Baker today for the alleged
slaying of Frank Smiley, Walla
Walla, In a shack in the Ahtanum
district on December 15. Baker
was ordered held without bail.
Court officers said the trial would
probably be during the May-June
f A woman said to have been liv
ing with Baker as his wife, Mabel
Hopkins, was ordered held as a
material witness unless she posts
$5000 bond for appearance at the
trial. ' - '
GRAIN FIRE COSTLY
FERDINAND, Ida., April 17.
(AP) Fire whipped by a
brisk . west wind, destroyed two
grain elevators,, two warehouses,
much lumber and wheat, and
caused losses estimated by own
ers at $100,-000 hero early today.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April
17. (AP) Jack Reynolds, Cin
cinnati, claimant of the world's
welterweight wrestling champion
ship, tonight defeated ny Shar
man, local favorite, by default
when Sharman knocked, himself
out after winning the first fall.
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in Big Prison
THOMAS B. KAY
Allegations run From Distribution of Turkeys
" Among State Officials to Improper !
Loan for Flax Industry
An array of witnesses, chief among whom' were dis
charged, disgruntled former employes of the state peniten
tiary, kept aa eager audience listening intently for each
new bit of spicy testimony, through Friday as the public
hearing on Superintendent Meyer's conduct of the state
penitentiary proceeded before a board of control very ap
parently divided on the matter O
of the superintendents compe
A variety of attacks. - ranging
from- distribution of 14 choice
turkeys at Thanksgiving:, time to
state officials to an alleged ;lnv
proper and unbusinesslike "loan?
of $100,000 secured in 1929 for
tho state flax Industry threaded
The gist of the statements by
each witness follows:
Walker Starts Testimony
M. B. Walker, the first witness
called by Governor Meier, said he
was employed at the prison from.
October, 1927, to January of this
year, and was listed on the pay
roll as master mechanic.
Walker testified that before
leaving the employ of the prison
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SHOW GRUT DROP
WASHINGTON, April 17-(AP)
A decline of more than one and
one-fourth per cent In wholesale
prices during March -as compared
with the previous month was an
nounced today by the labor de
Tho decline from Jan. l to Feb.
1 was two per cent. Using 1928
prices as 100 the Index numbered
from March was 74.5 and the pur
chasing power of the -192$ dol
lar was $1,312. ,"
Farm .- prices Increased three-
fourths of one per cent from the
February level with wheat, hogs,
poultry, eggs, apples, oranges,
onions, . potatoes and foreign
wools rising : and. corn, oats, rye
and hay declining. : -..?.'...
-Foods were -one-half of one per
cent 'lower than ' the preceding
month with declines : for most
fresh and cured meats, fish, flour,
canned fruits and vegetables,
cheese, coffee and sugar. . In
creases were noted . for butter,
fresh pork, dressed poultry, lard
and corn meal -t r
Tooze Denies he Sold
Liquor; Just Lawyer
PORTLAND, Ore., April 17.
(AP) Walter L. Tooze, Portland
attorney and ono of the defend
ants In the Tooxe-Brown liquor
conspiracy trial In federal court
here, took the stand in his own
defense today and denied prosecu
tion testimony that he had sold
10 gallons of liquor to Roy Sail
ing at Tillamook, Ore., December
11, 1928.- - !
After the rovernment. had rest
ed its case Judge Charles C. Cav
anah heard motions and argu
ments for directed verdicts or dis
missal of indictments with the
result Indictments against M. C
Parahan ad - Palmer Peterson
were dismissed, leaving 1C de
fendants on trial.
Bert J. Marin, government wit
ness, testified he was with saii
Inr at Tillamook "when. Tooze sold
Sailing the 10 gallons of liquor.
HAL E. liOSS
Secretary of State
' SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 17.
(AP) J. F. Wilhlte. S3, guest
at a local hotel, was shot down by
Detective W. T. Swift tonight as
the climax of a rampage with a
shotgun during which tear gas
was used and two officers almost
Police were called to the hotel
by the owner, who said a man was
running amuck in the lobby with
a shotgun. When they arrived
Wilhlte fled to his room, which
overlooked the roof of an adjoin
ing building. Swift was posted on
the roof and tear gas was thrown
into the room. Instead of coming
out the door unarmed Wilhlte
broke through the window onto
the roof and threatened to shoot
Swift. Swift shot first, the bullet
passing through Wilhlte'a abdo
men. Detective Lieutenant A. D. Mc
Donald and Detective J. F. Willis
were almost overcome in attempt
ing to go to Swift's aid.
The hotel ' manager said he
knew nothing of Wllhlte's occu
pation or relatives. .
Two Killed as
' Crashes Wreck
ALTOONA, Pa., April 17.
(AP) Two en gin em en were kill
ed tonight ' when the Panhandle
Limited of the Pennsylvania rail
road westbound crashed into a
freight wreck 15 miles-east of
: The dead:
W. J. Keane. engineer, Harris
burg, and R. E. Loock, fireman.
The freight wreck . occurred
within a minute before the. pas
senger train crashed into it.
He said he went with Sailing.
Tooze and a woman named Elsie
to a roadside cache and obtained
the liquor. .
Tooze testified he had repre
sented Martin when the latter
was arrested for manufacture of
liquor and that Martin had plead
ed guilty upon his recommenda
tion. He testified further he had
done considerable law business
for Joseph and William Brown,
two of tho defendants lu tho con
spiracy trial. Joseph Brown, the
government charged, was the lead
er of an organization for manu
facture and distribution of liquor
In tho Pacific northwest.
The government called nearly a
dozen witnesses today, including
several prohibition agents and
automobile dealers, who told of
the alleged operations of the de
fendants or of automobiles sold
to and used by them.
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TURN OUT FOil
Hearing Will Take 2 More
Days Indicated; on at "
9:30 This Morning-
Initial Tilt I Over Status
. Of Governor as Both
; I Prosecutor, Juror .
Governor Julius L. Meier
launched a bitter, biting attack
on Penitentiary Superintendent
Henry Meyers yesterday before
hundreds of people who crowded
the hall of the house of repreeen
tatlres and listened avidity as the
governor pressed his case for the
superintendent's removal before
the other two members of the
state , board of control. State
Treasurer Kay and Secretary of
State Hoss. j .
From shortly after 9 o'clock In
the morning when the crowd of
onlookers forced the board of con
trol to seek larger quarters for
Its hearing until nearly 5 o'clock
the fight was on, with every pros-,
pect when the meeting adjourned
last night that two more days
would be taken for giving testl-j
mony. Resumption of the bearing1
Beeking the superintendent's re
moval will be at 9:30 a.m. today..,
Acting as accuser, prosecutor
and one member of the board of
three which later will decide
whether or not Meyers' political
head shall reside longer atop his
shoulders. Governor Meier attack
ed bluntly, at times savagely, as
ho alternately' disagreed with tbe
rest of the board of control, prob
ed a witness or engaged In a bit
ing round of... reparatee. wjtb 1
Meyers -or his counsel.: .
Most Of Crowd "f -; - ir
Backing Governor " - ?
. The crowd was obviously back
of the governor as he struck out
for Meyer's scalp. Time after
time 'a quip of tbe chief executive
or some bit of surprise testimony
brought a chorus of "ooh's" from
the crowd, followed by applause.
The audience was out to see a
show and went home last night
well-satisfied with the perform
ance. Spectators were at tne
capitol at 7:30 o'clock yesterday
morning to get choice seats and
throughout the day the audience
pressed nearer and nearer to the
press seats which cut off the wit
ness stand, and the chairs of tbe
board of control rrom the hun
dreds of people grouped about the
The entire day. apart from the
time spent in Meier's. Kay's and
Hoss s opening statements, was
consumed In taking testimony
from a series of witnesses put on
the stand by Governor Meier with
the purpose 'of showing reasons
for Meyer's removal. John C
Veatch of Portland, and George
W. Joseph. Jr.. both attorneys,
assisted Meier in questioning the
witnesses while Allan Carson, Sa
lem attorney, acted as counsel for
Superintendent Meyers and asked
cross-questions In his behalf as
the hearing continued.
Meier indicated at tbe close of
the hearing yesterday that less
than half of the witnesses on kis
side had been called.
To be Investigated
The governor also refused to
deny ' prevalent- rumors that his
attack on Meyers would be follow
ed by a similar investigation of
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MOUNT VERNON. Wash.,
April 17. (AP) Herbert Smith.
25, and Glenn TIadall. 27, arrest
ed early today in Everett and
brought here, are not believed by
Sheriff Charles Fleming to be tbe
two bandits who robbed the Con
crete state bank at Concrete of
$4700 and kidnaped two men ant
a woman there. Fleming said to
night he expected to turn then
over to Bellingham police who are
reported to want them in connec
tion with another robbery.
" George Campbell, president ef
the Concrete bank and one of the
three persons kidnaped and -released
three miles out of Concrete,
picked tbe two men out of a police
lineup this morning in Everett but
after conversing with tfffem, ex
pressed doubt they were the ban
dits. The men were arrested on
information from Bellingham po
lice that they answered the de
scription of the bandits, particu
larly Smith because one of bis
eyes is discolored.
Miss Add 8eabury, bookkeeper
at the bank, and George Hartman.
a depositor, the other two kid
naped, were expected here tonight
from Concrete to ascertain def
initely whether Smith and TlsdaTl
are the men sought.
MEN HELD DEEMED
HOT BANK DOITS
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