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"The OREGON STATESMAN. Salem, Oregon, Saturday Morning, August 22. 1931
Abject. Desolation Prevails
In Region, Thousands
" (Continued from pace 1)
against the merciless rays of the
aun with temperatures apsreacn-
nr 1 A A derreea. Fahrenheit dally.
Those remaining alt apathetic and
stunned, awaiting they know not
tirpnatltinn. which holds many
thousands in ita grip, has pre
sented a serioos element in aeiay
ing recsue efforts. Refugees are
convinced that Hankw Is doom
ed nd refuse to help themselves
or receive help, hut merely sit atop
roofs awaiting the Inevitable
withnai immadtaU relief many
thousands more are doomed. Med
ical authorities believe mat wnen
the floods subside, probably sev
eral weeks hence, serious epidem
ics must rage.
Need Cannet be -
The stupendous needs tor
relief are beyond the
capacity of local authorities.. Be
nevolent societies ana we
bers of commerce are supplying
small amounts of foodstuffs. The
water works staff Is using junks,
with filled water tubs, cruising
the. water streets and serving
thousands of roof sitters and pre
vent them from, drinking the fil
thv flood waters. '
But such services touch only
the fringe of the problems. Na-
tional flood relief commission of
ficials state that the Wuhan ci
ties have less than three weeks
supply of cereals, little meat and
' no vegetables.
(Continued from pass I)
because the bed was more con
venient. , ,
Building Is Total
Loss, rart Insured
Mrs. Tennant and the other
children are In California where
she was called by the illness of
her mother. They are expected
to be back in Salem next week.
. Th building, a total Joss, was
located about a mile and a half
r t... ruV f rnm 1 the river
road and was owned by the Ladd
and Bush bank. It was valued at
about $4000 and the loss was
partly covered by insurance.
Fire fighting equipment from
Salem arrived In time to protect
adjacent buildings. The origin
of the fire is undetermined.
Holdup Story is
False; Lad Again
1 Is State's Ward
. Carroll Harvey, Vancouver,
Wash!, youth, yesterday was back
In the Oregon state feeble mind
ed school- from which he was pa
roled to: his uncle near Vancouver
a few years ago. after he finally
admitted to ofticera that his story
of being held up on Portland
-road was false. Ha was afraid
of what his uncle would say when
he learned that he had taken his
automobile or a Joy ride up the
Willamette valley Instead of
merely going into Vancouver
from their country residence, as
he had been directed.
When the boy reached Vancou
ver he decided to take a drive on
south. He ran out of gas three
miles north of Salem and his
atory of being held up resulted in
the call to Salem police head
quarters. Trading Wheat
To Brazil For
Coffee is Plan
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (AP)
Two nations appreised by ex
cessive agricultural production to
day sought a partial solution of a
mutual problem by the simple ex
pedient of exchanging portions of
th ci f surplus crops. . "
- An agreement was signed under
which 25.000,000 bus? els of farm
board wheat will be bartered for
1.05000 bags of coffee held by
the- Brazilian government.
Simultaneously President Hoov
er announced that the farm board ;
would not limit the amount of
wheat which would be sold to
China for flood sufferers if sat
isfactory arrangements can be
reached. The Chinese govern
ment had asked for 15.000,000
ushels on long term credits. -
Group to Meet
The Woman's Greater Oregon
association meets next Monday
. night at the chamber of commerce
rooms here, Mrs. W. Carlton
Smith, president of the group, an
nounced yesterday. Mrs. Arthur
Raha will be la charge of the
meeting and Mr. Clifford will be
Mrs. Ell Wilson, secretary of
the state fair, has announced that
ahe is holding a booth for the as
sociation in the exhibit building.
The booth Is next to the one
which the Oregon Association of
Manufacturers will use.
To Connect With
: Vacation Tasks
re summer of 1S1 has been
tfea most distressing In recent
years for students wishing to se
cure work in order to return to
the unlTsrsitrln the fall, Presi-
A fantastic scene made during the recent Rhon v wings, rest on a knoll for their turn to take to the
flidinr meet held at the Wasserkuppe is pictured I air while another one disports itself in the heavens,
ere as several of the huge gliders, with their great 1 They look as weird as early-day airplanes did.
dent Carl G. Doney of Willamette
university stated yesteraay. ur.
Doner said manv renorts had
come to him from students who
had made a diligent canvass for
some work; in the fields, on road
Jobs, In ; canneries or wherever
possible but without success.
He said the outlook in numbers
nf annllrants for enrollment next
month was high but indicated the
need of i Jobs lor students nere
in the city was greater than ever
if sufficient funds were to be pro
vided to 'enable them - to go
through the university.
Shots at Witch
Cause Linn Man
To be Confined
A .witch ! keot oourinjr insects
on him while he slept. W. H. GU-
lard. 84. told County Judge Wood
worth at Albanv vesterdav after
authorities had taken Giliard into
custody. I Early Friday morning
he discharged a gun over a neigh
bor's house to "let the witch
know that ; he was after her."
Judge Woodworth adjudged Gil-
lard a victim' of senile degenera
tion and committed him to the
state hospital here where he was
brought late yesterday by Sheriff
Shelton of Una county.
The aged man was born in Eng
land. Last September he made
a visit to his native land. For
halt a century he was a railroad
construction worker and saved
suf fcient money to cre for him in
his old age.
Lead to Finding
BERLIN, Augl 21 -(AP) The
newspaper Kokal Anzetger today
printed a dispatch from Lelpslc
saying - the sharp-edged blotch
which appears on a photograph
taken by Prof. Paal Moltachanov
while the Graf Zeppelin passed
over - Nova jZembla en her artlc
journey recently, had been identi
fied as one wing of a seaplane.
Those who have seen the snap
shot have been trying to decide
whether the blotch is the plane In
which Roald Amundsen, noted
arctic explorer, was lost in 1928
while seeking the survivors of the
Italia disaster. i
( Group to Gather
- , i i -.
Bakery engineers from various
parts of Oregon are to be in ses
sion here today when problems
connected with the Industry will
be discussed. In addition to the
business session which takes up
the morning hours, a golf tourna
ment will be held at 1 p. m., at
the Salem Golf, club. At night at
6:30 o'clock a banquet will be
held at the Marion hotel. C. L.
Moore of Portland, head of - the
bakery department of the Soerry
Flour eomnanr. has charge of the
arrangements for the meeting, -
Members of the Chemeketans
party which has been at ML Rainier-national
park the past two
weeks on the hikers' annual out
ing are expected to return to Sa
lem tomorrow evening. 'Flora
Turnbull, a member of the publi
cations committee, said last night
that as far as she knew, the camp
would be broken Sunday and the
party drive to Salem that day.
anpositircly read yowtsisnta, vktws
and faults fca the drawioo, words east
what aots that yws scribble vhea fTost
lathovght. - . -.
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FANTASTIC FLIERS OF THE
By OLIVE M. DOAK
Today- - Richard Dix In
"The Public Defender."
Today Lew Ayres
The Big Trail."
A special show this Saturday at
10 a. m. for all Mickey Mice.
Last Saturday the Star Bottling
works donated j ice
cold soda pop1 to
a a e h and every
Mickey Mouse mem
ber, and oh, boy!
ras it good! We all
awe a lot of thanks
to Mr. Ramage, the manager of
this company. That's what we
call a real friend. . j .
The airplane donated by the
Hamilton Furniture company was
won by one of our young mem
bers. Last week, we were delightful
ly entertained by the following
talented members: Betty Brandt,
Leone Goff. Virginia Bean and
The star of the stage show was
none other than' Marcelle Her te
ster, and oh. boy! Wasn't she
wonderful? She has promised to
entertain us again real soon.
New ft iceri elected Saturday
were Davey. Smith, color bearer,
and "Virginia Mason. ! Minnie
Mouse. This Saturday we will
elect the song an yell leaders.
Get your pet all groomed up
for the big pet parade. ; If you
haven't a pet, borrow one. More
about this later. Lots of prises.
This week yon will see chapter
seven of the "Mystery Trooper."
This serial js getting real excit
ing. ' If you can guess who the
Mystery Trooper is, there's a nice
present waiting for you. Just
write a letter, addressing it to the
Mickey Mouse club, Warner Bros.
Elslnore theatre, and if your guess
is right, you get the prize. Easy,
isn't itr .. I I
A special feature - picture this
week, stage entertainment, car
toon and comedy. Also stage con
tests. ' . " J '
Show starts promptly; at 10
a. m. Saturday. ' Don't forget the
time. Lots of fun.
x By Mrs. J .Davis
Four children have Mr. and
Mrs. John Yernon Davis but mari
tal . woes have arisen .and Mrs.
Davis seeks , release from .the
bonds of matrimony. In her com
plaint filed vesterdav in circuit
rtourt. she says In-August. 1829.
Davis struck her. Subsequently he
Monday and Tuesday
Bardie Albright is
Gx 'jlSreovs-Cents'" i S
accused her of being unfaithful to
She asks 450 a month for mon
ey wtth which to support the four
children, whose ages range from,
seven to 14 years.
Come to Salem
To Live, States
Salem is the city Dr. and Mrs.
Elgin MaWhinney have 'decided
upon as their future home it they
can satisfy themselves In the
choice of a home here and a place
for their son-in-law and daughter.
The MaWhinneys now-reside near
Phoenix, Ariz., where Dr. Ma
Whinney, who practiced 41. years
in Chicago, now has a citrus fruit
"We have been very favorably
impressed by -Salem because It
seems peaceful, without the bustle
and confusion of many cities," the
doctor said yesterday. He added
that it reminded him greatly of
New England cities. He said he
was attracted to the city from the
first because of its wide streets.
Dr. MaWhinney with his son-in-law
have been looking for a week
at certain farms about Salem. A
place suitable for dairying Is de
sired by the young man.
Farm Loans at
The government should take
moneys set up as reserves by
larnp insurance companies and
now loaned to the treasury at -Interest
rates of less than two per
cent, and pass this money along
to farmers at rates which would
permit only "a small brokerage on
the tee paid the company and
the fee paid by the farmer. Such
is the opinion of Walter Russell,
former state representative from
Tamhill county who was a capital
Russell said many farmers in
his county were unable to pay the
interest on their debts this fall.
Some of the best farmers are go
ing to be unalle, he opined, to
meet the cash payments on rented
land out of the entire gross pro
ceeds of the crops taken from the
Hearing on Oil
Will be Sooner
Hearing In connection with the
proposal to reduce freight rates
on the petroleum products ap
proximately 2S per cent, has been
advanced from September 18 to
September 1. according to an or
der Issued by the public utilities
The proposed new tariff au
thorizing the rate reductions was
filed by the Southern Pacific
company and other railroads
operating In Oregon. It was op
posed by the truck lines, which
contend that the low rate would
tend to destroy competition, j
1 Last Times Today
The most important picture ever
made brought back by popular,
M TALKED HERE
. Mrs. . George . Gerllnger, for a
number of years a regent of the
University of Oregon and in re
cent years very active In. com
munity chest work in Portland,
conferred with a number of cotor
munlty leaders .here yesterday re
garding .the formation of a com
munity chest campaign la Salem.
Mrs. i Gerllnger is convinced
front her experience, in Portland
that such a method of organising
to raise social service funds - Is
efficient and the most satisfac
After , conferring with Judge
George ; Rossman, Red Cross
chairman la the city, Mrs. , Ger
llnger aald the judge had con
seated to call a meeting of all
charity or seml-charlty organisa
tions next month, after his vaca
tion, at which time Mrs. Gerllng
er will explain the community
cheat program and ask represen
tatives of . the various . organisa
tions here to determine whether
or not It should be tried in Sa
lem. Higher Postage
Rate to Canada
In Effect Soon
Increases ! postage rates to
Canada which were forecasted In
news dispatches last week will be
put In effect September 1, it was
announced yesterday at the local
After that date all regular let
ters to Canada. Newfoundland
and Labrador will require three
cents postage for each ounce or
fraction thereof and single post
cards, two cents. Airmail letters
to these countries will be carried
at the rate of six ' cents for the
first ounce and 10 cents for each
The raise in rates was ordered
to meet similar increases recent
ly made by the Canadian author
ities and will facilitate striking
postage , balances between the
Work in Salem
After weeks of being in both
an uproar and a continuously
cluttered condition, the postal
building here is emerging1 from
the turmoil, splc and span from
a complete refinlshing of the in
terior. Painters ended their work
Thursday and were yesterday
tearing down scaffolds. Cleaning
up after the decorating and re
pair work should be finished to
day. Monday 'the postoffice will be
in shape to serve Salem for sev
eral years to come. Its capacity
was increased by addition of the
annex two years ago and now
with the first . redecoration and
general scrubbing given it In 25
years, nothing else remains to be
done, side from the regular postal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21
(AP) The Standard Oil com
pany of California today an
nounced that a conference was
under way between executives of
that organization and the 'Stand
ard Oil of New Jersey on a mer
ger of the two companies, which
if consumated, would be the larg
est oil merger la the history of
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. SI.
(AP) Penniless, old and forgot
ten, Ferris Hartman, tor 40 years
an actor and in his halcyon days
one of San Francisco's favorite
comedians, was found tonight
crumpled on the floor of his. bed
room, so weak from starvation he
fainted when he tried to crawl
to a medicine table.
Last Times .Today
1:30 P. M.
HIS GREATEST ROLE SINCE
"ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
With Robert Armstrong, Jean Harlow and. John Miljan
Also Comedy, News, Cartoon Comedy and Serial,
' "King of the Wihr
Coming Sunday, Monday- and Tuesday
Owinij to tha popularity of this picture we will give
. special matinees Monday and Tuesday
John Boles Generiere Tobln -Lclj Wilson
Raymond Ilackett Zaau Pitta
When Fanny Hurst (above), pop
ular American novelist, was b
Berlin recently, ono of her Ger
man admirers presented her with
two lion cubs. They were playful
Uttle fellows, but Miss Hurst de
cided she couldn't bring them back
to America with her. She has a
pet Peke, who would be a scant
orortel for either of these two cubs
U they all got to fighting.
Killed as Plane
Falls in River
GALVESTON. Tex., Aug. 21.
( AP) Two army aviators were
killed when their plane crashed
into the Brazos river near Free
port early today.
The body of Lieut. Edgar C
Walthall. 27. Atlanta, air corps
reserve pilot, was found in the
plane's forward cockpit after the
ship had struck a power line and
catapulted into the- Brazos river.
The body of Sergeant William
I. Smith, 24, Dayton. O., was
thrown free of the ship and was
not found until this afternoon.
Coaat guardsmen from the Valas
co life saving station recovered it.
Court Martial ,
SEATTLE. Aug. 21 (AP)-
Accused of failing to report the
alleged drunkenness of fellow of
ficers and members of the crew
at a dance In Kodiak, Alaska,
June 19, Lieutenant James A.
Hlrfehtleld. executive officer of
the United States coast guard
cutter Tallapoosa, was acquitted
by a court martial here today.
Liquor There But
DODGE CITY. Kas.. Aug. 21
(AP) It didn't smell like there
was liquor in w. K. Kronemans
house hut officers arrested him
none the less today. They re
ported finding a quantity of li
quorand a skunk In a tank
RETURNS TO EUGEXK
TURNER. Aug. 21 MIsa Hazel
Bones left for Eugene Wednesday
where she will be- general nurse
In the Pacific Christian hospital.
Miss Bones graduated from the
Turner High School three years
ago and immediately entered
nurses training at the Pacific
Christian hospital and graduated
last June, since which time she
has been vacationing at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. Bones. '
SILVERTON. Aug. 21 The
vacation of the Rev. and Mrs. W.
S. i Gordon of the Methodist
church here was cut short due to
the death of M. L. Barnett Mon
day. The Sllverton couple- had
been visiting with their daugh
ters In Portland.
Home of Ml, Talkies
A HOME OWNED THEATRB
Arthur Tucker, the 18 -year old
son of an American missionary
to China, whose arm was serious
ly fractured in an auto wreck at
Labish Thursday, was suffering
greatly from the injary all day
yesterday. Doctors said he would
be forced to remain in the hospi
tal for at least two, weeks. Ritch
ie Davis, 17. his partner, who es
caped being hurt, will not be able
to remain with his friend but wiU
hare to start. nn Mondsv hv train
In order to reach Ohio Wesleyan
university In time to start his
college work on September t.
Tucker's arm Is swollen so bad
ly it cannot be set for several
days. The fact the break is at
the elbow makes his condition
doubly serious. During the two
weeks he Is at the Salem General
hospital, he will be unvlslted un
less Salem folk take it' upon
themselves to see that the lad so
far from home has . callers to
cheer him up.
Since Oherlin college. Oberlin.
O., which Tucker was planning to
enter this tall, does not begin its
classes nntil September 16, the
lad will not lose out there, pro
vided he. recovers from his injury
in good time.
RICKEY, Aug. 21 The picnic
of the Munkers clan at Hager's
grove Sunday was of more than
ordinary interest to this com
munity as the Hager farm Is part
of the. Riley Munkers donation
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Munkers
who later owned the part of the
donation claim that is now the
Hager farm will be well remem
bered by many in this commun
ity and also, in Salem. They -were
very generous and no one la need
was ever turned away from the
Munkers. home. -
J. M. Munkers was a son of
Mrs. E. Estes, a daughter of
Riley Munkers, who lived on
what is now the T. FiUpatrick
farm and also part of the Munk
ers donation . claim, - was also
much loved but was unable for
many years before her death to
take an active part in community
, Mrs. Munkers, was the daugh
ter of Ruben and Mary. Gesner.
pioneers of 1845. She was the
sister of B. B. Gesner, the old
est member of this community.
Safe is Carted
Away in Truck
PORTLAND. Ore.. Aug. 21.
(AP) A 300-pound safe was
stolen from, the Grenfell grocery
store here last night, hauled away
in one of .the store's delivery
trucks and opened In a vacant lot.
The robbers' haul amounted to
$250, "mostly in checks.
WE MAKE MORTGAGE LOANS
No Commission i.
Ladd & Bush Trust Company
TODAY! Matinee, Helping Hand Gala
Show, 2 P. M., and
RICHARD DIX in "Public Defender?
Vv I ' '!nJ r
PLEASANT VIEW, Aug7 21.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer RnMii
Walter Piper of Chicago, 111., Tj3-
ea at me w. w, Beardsley farm
Wednesday. The party made the
trip la their private airplane, first
going to Klamath FaUs to visit
Mr Beardsley's parents.
Mr. Beardslev and Mr. . pLr
are owners of a large foundry.
Tuesday the Beardsley famllr
enjoyed a dinner at Keiror
parental home place, which is now
operatea Dy Arthur Beardley.
Those present were: the honor .
guests Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Beardsley and Walter Piper, Mrs.
Tom Morgan and daughter Pearl
Ostermao. Salem, Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Poole and son Warren, Mr.
and Mrs. Carrol Poole and baby,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beardsley.
Keizer, Mr. and Ms. W. W.
Beadsley and two sons Kenneth
and Alvln, and daughter Mabla
and Mr and Mrs. George Wool
and baby from Pleasant View.
MBS. JOHil SPENCER
FUNERAL IS HELD
MISSION BOTTOM, Aug. 21
Funeral services-Were held In Sa
lem Thursday afternoon for Mrs.
John Spencer, 72. Interment was
In the Cltyview cemetery. ;
For the past 13 yars Mrs.
Spencer has made her home with
her daughter, Mrs. Van O. Kelley
of Mission Bottom. Mrs. Spencer
was" removed to a Salem hospital
for medical attention two months
ago. Her condition seemed to be
improving until Tuesday. She
passed away that evening.
Vanle Porter was born at
Spranton, Pea.. June 25, 1859.
She went to Valleplaine. Wise
where she was united in mar
riage to John Spencer. To this
union three children were bora
of whom two survive her. One
son, John Spencer, is deceased.
In 1903 the family moved to
Spokane where they made their
home until 1923. when, they
came to Oregon. For the past 13
years Mr. and Mrs. Spencer hare
resided here with their daughter.
Besides the widower and th
daughter, Mrs. Kelley, she leaves
a son, Ray Spencer of Seattle.
DQ-X to Arrive
At Miami Today
ANTILLX, Cuba., Aug. 21.
(AP)- The municipality declared
a holiday today, in honor of the
flying boat DO-X which landed on
the bay; at noon from Ban Juan,
Porto Rico. ,
The ship will proceed to Miami
tomorrow, on its way from South
America to New York.
JOSEPH ESTATE LARGE
The total estate left by the late
George W. Joseph, Sr., amounts to
1309,394, according to a tran
script, filed in Marion county,
where Joseph owned some property.
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