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Final Practice of Salem's
Hope in National Meet
Set for Tonight- ;
Best Outlook for Victory
; Ever, .Spectators",.; at
; Rehearsals Aver '
Hoars of KTuellins practice
t endd tonight for members of
the American Legion dram" corps
of Capital post No. 9, and tomor
row night Salem's ambassadors of
good-will will entrala . at the
Southern Pacific depot for Detroit.
Mich., and th national conren
tion competition.
- Snnday the corps worked away
at its formations and playing for
seren hoars and last night suc
ceeded in perfecting the last im-f
portant part of Its repertoire, the
fire-minute exhibition it will giTe
in the preliminary ' competition
from which 10 corps will be select
ed from oyer the nation to tight
it oat for the national honors on
Wednesday night, September 2 3.
The last Salem practice will be
held at dinger field tonight at &
Best Outlook Ever
Is Final Verdict
"In better condition than ever
before," is th yerdlct of the corps
and of onlookers who hare watch
ed It perform in other, years, The
corps has new music from the pen
of Rudy Sennits, director; the
newest and hest oneqaipment, and
a determination to bring to Salem
the national honors In what is pre
dicted to become" the keenest of
all .national - Legion drum corps
contests ever held.
Salem will not need to wait un
til the return of the Capital post
No. 9 buglers and drummers to
see them In action. The members
. of the corps will assemble tomor
row night at 7 o'clock at the ar
mory and march to State street,
where they will go on parade, play
ing their entire program; One se
lection will be played at the depot
Jnst before train, time, 8:20'
- o'clock. ' f- "
Thirty-three men will make up
the Salem contingent -to-'the con
vention contest. Their railway ac
commodations; will include a chair
' car, -a combination clnb and bag
gage car, and a pnllman. At Port
land, where the Salem cars will
be connected to one of the 12-car
sections of the Northwest special
to Detroit, at LaGrande and at
other cities along the Union Pa
cific route,- they will detrain for
Ball Fans Will
See Corps Parade
- Througk arrangement made by
Tom Turner, president, of the
Portland baseball club, the Capi
tal post" drum corps' will drill on
the , White Sox diamond In Chi
cago Saturday afternoon before
the Brooklyn RobinsrChlcago Cnbs
game. They will leare the gang
ster city at midnight Saturday and
arriTe in Detroit at 7 o'clock, Sun
day morning,; September 20.
At Detroit the Salem men will
live In their special cars, Monday
and Tuesday will be gWen to par
ading, sightseeing and conrentlon
entertainment. ,
!' The preliminaries to the na
tional competition will start at 7
o'clock Wednesday morning and
probably last until 5 o'clock in
she afternoon: Each of the 10 to
doe corps entered, will b giTe-n
fire minutes" time "on the drill
field. From their ranks, 10 corps
will be selected to Tie Wednesday '
iilght for the title of champion
'American Legion drum corps of the
nation. Each of " the lO -irtll be
allowed 15 minutes time for .their
drill program. . - - -
Will Start Trip V
Home Thursday '
Champions or less, as time will
tell, the Salem corps will entrain
at Detroit for home at 11 :10
o'clock Thursday, September . 24.
They will return orer the Milwau
Ide route to Spokane and Tla the
(Turn to page 2, col. -3)
Famous ' ' Old Scout' ' Will
Reenact 1905 Visit Here
fi.ion will thumb the pages of
Its history books back to 1505
Wednesday when "Old Scout
chugs Into the city, driven again
by the man who drove it to vic
tory in the first .transcontinental
automobile race fever staged, in
""Old Scout is a curved-dash,
tiller-steered, "one-lunger" Olds
mobile runabout, vintage of 1904,
said to be the world's most fam
ous i automobile. The driver Is
Dwight B. Huss of Detroit, Mich.,
a generation ago the nations
outstandingtdriTer. today, a pros
perous retired , automotive engi
neer. . '-- ' ' " .''..
"Old Scent and Husa are to
gether again la a good roads tour
along the route they traversed 2
years ago. Despite it age--"01d
Scout" Is 27 years old the an
tique little machine has chugged
every mile of the 3800 from New
Tork City. The two old scouts
f the yesterdays left New Tork
City July 8 and are due fn Port
land September 17. - I "
The victors of - history' first
trans-American motor race are
to receive a semi-clvie reception
German Aviators Set Out Across ' -;
: ; Atlantic For Flight iaNew York
; v., "-?v;
Christian Jobaunra (left) and Will Body, (right) German aviators,
together with Fernando Costa VIcgo started Snnday morning from
Lisbon on a projected flight across the Atlantic to Jfew York. They
were expected to land there early this morning bnt no word had
; been received up to shortly after midnight. -. - , j - -
Largest Class in Years at
.Willamette Forecast;
; Opens Wednesday .
' With more than 250 'applica
tions tor entrance to the freshman
class at Willamette university al
ready approved, and with with
drawals of these applications al
most nil, the school here antici
pates an unusually' large begin-
ningr class. Dean Frank M. Erick
son announced yesterday. The
earliest! arrivals were already on
the campus yesterday, a number
of neophytes are expected today
and the (Opening of "freshman
week" tomorrow will bring the
majority of newcomers to the
campus. ;
Enrolment with the university
registrar Wednesday at 1:20 p.m.
marks the first -step in - tne
week." At 1:30 p.m. greetings
to the newcomers will be extend
ed by hhlversity leaders at a spe
cial chapel servicer The classi
fying English examination will be
held at 2:15 p.m. and at night at
8 o'clock President Carl G. Doney
will speak at chapel service on
'The Spirit of ; Willamette."
Thursday each freshman will
take a eeneral . aputnde test
which gives faculty members a
fair Indication of scholastic abil
ity. 1 Conferences 1 with faculty
members, with the dean of women
and of mn and at night a recep
tion by i the faculty to the fresh
men make up the other events of
the day,t . -
Friday's, program for the In
coming i istudents Includes .a talk
on , "Associated Students' Fi-
. ' (Turn to page 2, col. 1)
Ted Parker Said
Slightly Better
- Hi - "
i Reports from the. Salem Gen
eral hoepltaL yesterday give the
condition of Ted Parker, who Is
suffering from blood - infection
caused by heart trouble, as slight
ly better. His condition for the
past week has been critical and
has necessitated two blood trans
fusions. 'Ted Is the son of Rev. and
Mrs. B. Earle Parker and was
active ! in Willamette university
activities last year.
when they reach Salem on 'Wed
nesday. . At the eity .limits to
ward Albany they will be met by
a ..delegation, of representative
citizens headed by Mayor P. M,
Gregory, and -; Including Chief of
Police Minto. Henry R. Crawford,
president, an4 C. E. Wilson, sec
retary , of the chamber of com
merce; Douglas McKay, secre
tary of the i Salem Automobile
Dealers-i association, and nearly
every - automobile dealer In the
city. With Mayor Gregory -at
the helm of , the little car, "Old
Scout" preceded by a police mo
torcycle escort will be paraded
through the . city and placed on
exhibition In front of the" Marlon
hotel. I in the evening Mr. Huss
will be the honor guest at a din
ner In the hotel, during which he
Is expected to recount some of
the experiences , of his famous
race. Thursday the: little ma
chine will proceed to Portland
where "a pretentious "reception
awaits Mr. Huss.' .
, The race which "Old Scont"
and Huss won was at the epic
event of 28 years .ago. It had
(Turn to page 2, col. 8) '
AT Bin
Monmouth Patrons Called
To Discuss Views on
Normal Program
MONMOUTH. Sept: 14 A spe
cial meeting of patrons Of the
Monmouth school r district " has
been called by representative cit
izens here Tuesday hlghfc to dis
cuss the program of the school
as it is con ducted in con j unction
with the Oregon Normal school at
Monmouth. ? Mayor F. R. t Bower
sox, in announcing the : meeting,
said patrons of the district had
requested it. E. M. Ebbert, chair
man of the school board, will pre
side. The Lewisvllle and Elkins dis
tricts, both of which send stu
dents by bus to Monmouth, have
been Invited to send representa
tives. j , ,
A number of the patrons went
to Salem Thursday, to testify re
garding the activity program be
ing given their children who at
tend the Monmouth schools. The
aim of the meeting Tuesday night
Is to determine more accurately
the exact sentiment of the district
on the matter. .
Aimee Marries
Critics Warned
(AP) Aimee Semple McPhersom,
married a champion and defen
der In 230 pound David H. Hut
tou, New York and Los Angeles
2 Honeymooning today, following
tiielr airplane elopement to Yu
ma; Arizona where : they ; were
married Sunday they paused to
voice their devotion. Neither com
mented upon the omission of the
word "obey', - from r the marriage
ritual which Mrs. f McPberson
wrote herself.
"I've got a smack ion the nose
for those self-appointed critics
who have delighted in , malicious
prosecution of Aimee i by slander
ous demarks In public," said the,
bridegroom. , : J
Funeral Today
For. Child
Died of
Joyce Marion Smltn, 2 year old
daughter . of Mr. and Mrs.; Mike
Smith of Donald, died In a local
hospital yesterday as the result of
burns suffered August 14, when
her dress became : enveloped in
flames. - ; 1-
Surviving are her parents,, two
sisters, Virginia and Clara and a
brother, Richard Smith. '
: Funeral services will be held
from . the ; Methodist church at
Donald today at 2:30 p. m., fol
lowed' by interment In the Butte
ville cemetery. : ) '
PaciSc Highway
Name Change is
; Latest Proposal
MED FORD, Ore Sept, 14
AP) W. - M. i Clemenson, who
has Just returned from a meet
ing of the Inland Empire hotel
association at Sacramento, said
today s the organization, favored
renaming the : Pacifle highway
and calling It the National Parks
highway." The organisation point
ed out nearly all of J the Pacifle
coast national parks are reached
by this highway. . . . ,
Sighted off Newfoundland
Monday Afternoon but;
Not Seen Again J. t ,
New York Airports Lighted
Up in Anticipation df ;
r Arrival at Night ;
: NEW YORK, Sept. 15 Tue-
day) (AP) The location of an
airplane which left Lisbon. Portu
gal, for a non-stop flight to New
Tork,. was. a mystery this morn
ing 46 hours after Its departure.
The three fliers estimated be
fore starting at 4:30 aja,, eastern
standard time Sunday that they
had fuel enough to stay up , 48
hours. : At 2 : 3 0 a.m, eastern
standard tlnie, the plane had been
nnreported - since it wasN sighted
at 1:40 p.m. eastern standard
time Mounday off Cape Race.
Newfoundland. -..
Under normal conditions the
plane might have made the -1,100
or so miles from the Newfound
land position to New , York by 2
a.m. eastern standard time, j -
i NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (AP)
Airports along the eastern sea
board were lighted . tonight for
the benefit of three Lisbon-to-New
York fliers, whose Junkers
plane last was sighted early In
the afternoon southwest of Cape
Race, New Foundland.
At 7:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) the auda
cious trio had been In the air 39
hours. They had expected to
reach New York in 40 to 42 hours
but said heir fuel supply was suf
ficient for 48 hours .aloft. Avia
tion authorities however, were
doubtful whether their gas would
permit flying as long as the lat
ter figure.
The coast in the vicinity of
Halifax was wrapped in fog to
night and the visibility was grow
ing poor farther south. Lacking
definite Information as to where
the fliers might land, all six air
ports in the metropolitan area
and the Boston airport were on
the alert. ,
Nominations for officers of the
American Legion auxiliary for the
coming year" were made at the
business : meeting held last night
at McCornack hall, Mrs. W. p.
Watkins, president,! - presiding.
Other nominations will be receiv
ed at Jhe next meeting, September
21, when the election will be held.
Annual reports of officers and
committees were given last night.
Mrs. M. J. Melchoir reported that
there was a great need tor a cen
trally located store room for the
supplies of the child wejfare com
mittee. It was suggested some
citizen in the community might
have such a store room to offer.
Nominations made were; Pre
sident, Zola Melchoir, Faye Lleu-
allen; first vice president, Marion
Delaney, Martha Brady; r second
vice president, Mabel Butte, Beryl
Porter; secretary-treasurer. Beryl
DeGuire, Pearl Victory, Frances
Meyer, Faye Lieuallen; chaplain,
Mae Waters, Claire Seeley, Helen
Olson; sergeant-at-arms, Velraa
Bradford, Belle Nadon; members
of executive committee, Jennie
Bartlett, Atls White, Marjorie
Johnson, Hulda Waters, Grace
Germany Given
Moratorium on
; Claim Payment
(AP) Postponement for one year
of payment of $9,700,000 due
Americans by Cfermany under
awards of the mixed claims com
mission for losses suffered in the
Wrld war was announced today
by the state department. .
On the other hand the United
States will pay without delay 818,
000,000 in similar claims which it
owes to German nationals, the
trend of the awards this year hav
ing "been toward Germany,
i State department officials said
the suspension of the sum due
Americans was: the V result " of
French opposition to any pay
ments by Germany in , view of
President Hoover's ; International
debt moratorium plan.
Grand Army of
Republic Opens
i : 65th Gathering
' DES MOINES, la:, Sept.. 14.-
(APIWith an enthusiasm that
would do credit to' an organiza
tion of members one fourth the
average age of Its veterans, . the
Grand army of. the republic today
plunged into the round of activi
ties of Its 85th annual encamp
ment. - ' -:.
-, While the encampment routine
had just started, the 1 2.000 or so
Civil -war -veterans started cam
paign for new officers and the
1932 convention city,
Explosion of
Motor Cause'
Of 2 Deaths
' MOSCOW, ' Sept. 14. (P)-i-Their
plane blown to bits when
the motor , exploded", while ' they
were; high, over a sparsely' settled
section of soviet Russia Saturday
morning the French , aviators Jo
seph Lebrix and . Rene Mesmin
went to their deaths flrhtlnjr to
save themselves. ,
Marcel Doret, their companion.
descended unscathed in a parachute.--
. i .
Details of the disaster reached
Moscow; today from i the Tass
agency correspondent at the scene
about 100 . miles northwest of Ufa.
The airmen were , making an at
tempt to raise the' distance rec
ord, their aim being to fly from
Paris to Tokyo without a stop."
T'Mesmlu, who was at the wheel.
tried to parachute down but be
came entagled witb the wreckage
of the machine,', said Doret.
"Lebrix did not succeed in get
ting1 off in his parachute."
Doret refused to talk about his
experience in the disaster and re
fused also to discuss the cause be
yond g saying It occurred during
rain and fog while the airmen
were completing their- first" full
day in the air,,
Oregon-Washington Firm's
Practices up Before
A hearinr of the charges, ser
vice and methods of operation of
the Oregon-Washington Water
Service company will be held In
Salem September 28, C. M. Thorn-
as, . public utility ' commissioner,
announced Monday. -.47
Investigation of the water com-4
pany was launched by the- public
service commission several years
ago, but was never closed. . . '
Thomas will conduct a hearing
at Eugene today on the applica
tion of the Lane county court tdr
a grade crossing over the South
ern Pacific Hoes. On September
22 hearings on 2 railroad, under-
erossings will "be held at Hilla
boro.: .Tbese - applications were
filed by the n Washington county
court. One crossing involves the
Southern Pacific . tracks and the
other the Oregon Electric tracks.
The hearing involving the pro
test against discontinuance of the
Southern Pacific station at Crab
tree, Linn county,', will be held at
Crabtree, September- 25. "
Hearing on the petroleum tariff
filed by the railroads, against
which the truck companies have.
filed a protest, will be resumed in
Portland Wednesday. ;The heart
ing started , in Salem, but was
transferred to Portland more thane
two weeks ago. ; C 4 ' 7
Commissioner Thomas said this
was one of the most important
hearings on the public utilities
department doeketrr-
Extension Men
Hear Plea For
Marketing Act
CHICAGO, Sept. 14 (AP) A
message to farmers and business
men alike "to understand the ag
ricultural marketing act and the
federal farm board under which
it was created," was brought by
James C. Stone, chairman of the
board, today to the conference of
state ; agricultural extension , di
rectors and . representatives of
farm organisations.
Called by Edward A. O'Neal,
president of the American -farm
bureau federation, the conference
was ! occupied with discussing
means of "effectively organizing
through the true principles-of co
operation and of strengthening
and encouraging support of the
system of county agents.
Tax Reduction
League Formed
For Multnomah
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 14
(AP) The Multnomah Tax
Economy league, : whose object I
to cut all governmental budgets
in the county so that a 20 per
cent tax reduction may be brought
about, was formed here today.
Elliott R. Corbett was named
president of the league which is a
branch of the state-wide organls-4port
atlon formed at Salem last July,
" Committees were appointed to
'Investigate all budgets, to sugy
gest the utmost, economy and to
propose eliminations where mon
ey can be saved for the taxpayers
and a reduction in ' the - taxes
brought about" i ' '
Jobless Storm "
.... S.F. City Hall
(APX A large crowd of unem
ployed demonstrators, 'led by ad
mitted communists, ' stormed the
San Francisco city hall today and;
after a clash with police, was dis
persed. Twenty-four persons,
three' of them 'women, were art
rested on charges of inciting a
riot and disturbing the peace
Three persons were injured and
received hospital treatment - - f
Big Blow" Moves; Westward
j Over Yucatan, . Will
i , Enter Mexico 1
Conditions at Belize
1 Improved; La Paz Said
Mostly Destroyed I : 1
Mi V'4. i; i
CBy.Th Associated Press);
Definite advices " that' a Inn a
hurricane was , swishlne tbroupK
the Caribbean - with : diminishing
force, served to lessen tension in
central American and Mxirw last
night."- ' . -is
At 9 p. m.. U. S. meteorolorists
said the blow was moving I west-
wara over xucatan peninsula and
that Its center would; likely, pass
near Frontera, Mexico, Tuesday
morning. - .-, , , -j
Belize, Honduras. . sweDt 'hv a
similar'storm : on last Thursday,
with a loss of hundreds of Jives.1
breathed easier as the difficult
task of rehabilitation proceeded. :
U Fax. lover California.' last
night reported another peninsular
city, Santa Rosalia, Tirtuallt de
stroyed Sunday by a storm which
Diewln from the Pacifle. "A-number
of deaths" was reportedJ and
apprehension t was felt i for; Ship-;
ping. Mexico i City meteorologists
said last night this cyclonic; dis
turbance dissolved yesterday '.
9 BELIZE, B. H., Sept, 14 (By
Pan-American airways to its! New
York office and the Associated
Press, wireless) -A tropical storm
of unknown Intensity swept across
the Caribbean and struck jnear
Payo Obispo, Quintana Roo. Mex
ico, today i while terror-stricken
victims Of i Thursday's hurricane
there were fleeing Belize. 4 i
1 Jfayo Obispo, a village or about
1,700 Inhabitants, is in a sparsely
settled section 150 miles north of
tnia city.
s Defense testimony In the fight
being waged in circuit court! here
over the estate of theJate George
J. Moore opened Monday with an
attempt being made to show that
Moore owned considerable prop
ery of his 1 own apart from"! that
inherited from his Wife. As the
day. ended, letters from Moore to
Mrs. Nettie D. v Matlock, one of
his "three nieces suing for the
property, were ; introduced; , to
Show that he had promised her
as far back as 1909 some of his
estate, but property owned In his
own right and apart from that
received from Mrs.. Moore. I j
! The plaintiff ended ' testimony
early In the afternoon after four
days spent In showing letters and
other evidence tending to support
Its contention that Moore had no
right! to leave his property to
anyone - besides his three nieces
who had been agreed upon as
eventual heirs in a joint agree
ment made with Mrs. Moore. '
I Judge Gail S. Hill will resume
the Moore ease Wednesday after
spending today on motions jand
now pending in
Independence of
j Filipinos Asked
1 MANILA, Sept 15, (Tuesday)
(AP) Filipino leaden, includ
ing Senator Sergio Osmena, presi
dent pro tempore of the Insular
senate, and Manuel Roxas, speak
er of the house, revealed plans
today for the sending of an inde
pendence commission to Washing
ton soon after the departure Sep
tember 2 8 of Patrick J. Hurley,
the American secretary of war. i
1 i
Labor's : Chief Problems
Are Outlined in Report
An extensive report : of j the
year's work by the state federa
tion of labor marked the opening
of that group's annual convention
hra vesterdav morninr. The; re
was made by Ben! T. Osborne.
executive secretary.
; "The problem of unemployment
overshadows all other problems at
the present time,'! Osborne's; re
port read. :"It occupies ! the
thoughts of more peopse than per
haps all other problems combined.
We are balancing on the precipice
ot an abyss, the depths of which
imay be greater, than anyone j can
conceive. I am not so pessimisue
as .to predict.; that we must go
over' and down to the depths.; but
there is such a possibility, and we
can be saved from the plunge only
by vigorous and Immediate action.
."Our trouble is that the econ
omic machine -has broken down.
It Is Unequal to present day needs
and' parts of It are out of date.
It Is business, rather than govern
ment that has failed, though there
is a degree of responsibility that
rests upon the government, and
on public officials who have the
power of administration or the
4 r . . i ,n . . I r?
Girl's Injliries
. In Auto's Upset ;
Proving Serious
Abrams. transient boo
picker,- suffered serious Injuries
late Sunday,, when an automobile
In' i which she was riding with
five companions, left the highway
eight - miles north of Salem, and
overturned. She was taken to a
hospital. Sha was, reported last
night to be in a critical, condi
tion. ; i ? t ,' - ? H
Cleo Martin suffered bruises
and lacerations, white Roy . De
Main sustained back injuries. ;.
The automobile; was wrecked.' I
Parents Install Mrs. Frady
Again,. Next ; Move : is
I Up to1 Directors -I .
EUGENE, 'Ore.,? Sept. 14
(AP) The three R's and sup
plementary subjects - were 'ex
pounded again today to 27; pupils
in the district 1 7 school house
west of Junction city by - Mrs.
Maud Frady while : Mrs. 7 Lela
Parks, employed as teacher-by the
board which recently dismissed
Mrs. Frady, had packed up her
things and gone home. i '
Mrs. Frady 1 was" ;! dismissed on
charges of alleged immorality and
intemperance preferred by Mrs.
Ruth; Wright,' chairman of - the
school board,, and Mrs.; Myrta Mc
Fadden, newly elected director.
Parents of children ; attending-the
school assert the charges were
without foundation.' 4 4 J, ,
This mornlag the parents ap
peared at the school together with
their children and Mrs. Frady and
took ' possession . of 1 the school.
Mrs. Parks announced she would
not attempt to continue a teach
er. ! She collected her belongings
and j lef f'J lllpit MWH 4i ' '
Last week I Mrs. Frady conduct
ed school for, her 27 pupijs in a
private- hem;SiJ;i'iil:itjte;:--"' J 4 i.1
The school i board s has not re
vealed what Its next move will be,
if any. 1 I 11 , ; i,Ui f i, - r
Resolutions supporting Build
ing inspector Bushnell in his ef
forts' to enforce the Salem build
ing code were unanimously adopt
ed last night i by the Salens chap
ter of the Oregon Building con
gress which met at the chamber
of .commerce; t I A representative
number of builders were present
An informative address was
given by J, Ej Mackie, structural
engineer of the i National Lumber
men's 'Manufacturers association.
Otto H. Hartwtf, Bales promoter
for the West i Coast Lumbermen's
association, discusses the neces
sity and ,yalue 'of lumber n con
struction work. . .
In the absence of the president,
Fred Erixon presided. ' .
WHEELER, Ore., Sept; 14
(AP) Wild blackberries are
drawing brown . bears close to
ranch houses Id this vicinity and
during the past week four bears
have been killed on the Carl Ha
berlach place ! on the north fork
of the Nehalein riter. ;4
power to crystalize pnblld ! senti
ment 4'"17i' li,.-'- ' i)
"Government can help In this
recovery, and It is the business of
government to provide to the lim
it temporary relief for millions of
suffering citizens and at the same
time to Insist that the business
and financial world busy Itself in
adopting the reforms that will ef
fect a cure while the palliatives
administered by l the ; government
keep the patient alive. .
JThe.- only ' remedy for unem
ployment Is employment Evasions
and excuses should not be coun
tenanced. This Is the time ' to
abandon old practlees which may
have ' served under other I condi
tions. It is time to lay aside the
Incentive to accumulate m vast
wealth by robbing the worker. If
capital stubbornly ref uses to con
sider the welfare of millions of
citizens and persists In Its efforts
to build high temples on the pros
trate forms of ' citizens, then the
responsibility for what may hap
pen is with capital.
Governor Meier's alleged policy
of wage slashing In : public em-
; . (Turn to page 2, cpl. 5)
Resolution Asluhg 'dry
. Law Repeal one c5
Day's Featurei
Immediate Vote Upcn
Matter Asked but
Sidetracked ,
. "It Is utter fallacy to believe
that wage reduction can be a cure
for depression," Ernie Marsh, past
ptesident'of the Washington State
Federation of Labor, told the Ore
gon Federation yesterday after
noon. Marsh's speech - closed the
last session' of the opening day f
the 29th annual convention of or
ganized labor in Oregon.
The afternoon session was fea
tured by '..introduction of a grlt
or resolutions, 13 sin number,
outstanding of which was one fa--voring
the American Labor Fed
eration's lead for modification of
the Volstead 1 act and seeking
manufacture and sale of 2.75 per
centibeer, ;' y - . 14 ; . ;.;j,;! !
Wet Resolution is
Cause of Flurry ; '
The anti - V olstead resolution
caused; quite a flurry when mo
tion, was made for adoption with-'
out reference, j Three Speakers for
reference were on i their feet in
rapid time, and brief but pointed
pleas brought the vote against im
mediate adoption. The resolutioa
will go to the committee on law
and legislation. , t
Another flurry came when ,
message from Governor Meier
was read by President William
Cooper. Meier's message pointed
to the more than two million dol
lars already set aside for relief of
unemployment through state and
market road construction, declar
ing that this will adequately pro
vide labor for the; state's unem
ployed during the winter. , 1 '
7 The governor askeCAtiat all Join
forces in the crisis, as labor should
be available to every Oregon citi
zen, as well as food and shelter.
Motion to acknowledge the me
sage and table without reference
was voted down; it then being left
to the officers to take care of the
message. ;.-..&
Six-Hour Working 4 4'
Day Has Backing
Several of the " resolutions
touched upon matters which Mr.
Marsh, now with the federal con
ciliation department, recommend
ed that the federation 'give atten
tion, i i 1 ; . 47 ' ' ' '
Mars commended the move of
Portland for; a six-hour working
day. -and declared this to be one
of the finest things started to
"checkmate the propaganda of re
duction ot wage schedules." ,- He
predicted - that it would become
nation-wide.' II .. i!:4'
Marsh attlloned the federation
to subordinate personal ambition
for good of the labor movenrent.
apd declared ! the world is look
ing to the labor movement to
solve; bread and buttter problems.
"Strikes won't solve labor
problems, he said, adding "That
day Is past or nearly so, when
strikes are effect. t. - You mast
know conditions that exist In yeur
industry." '
Change in Federal 4 (
Law Held Needed
He urged that the Oregon grona
go on record to amend the -federal
prevailing wage rate bill to la
clude jettys, harbors, roads and
reclamation projects 4n addition
- (Turn to page 2, col. 1)
Snow Rings on
Hood Concealed
By Latest Fall
THE DALLES, Ore., Sept 14
(AP) Two hundred ten annual
"snow rings' on Eliot glacier on
Mount Hood have been covered
by fresh snow that fell last week
while rain fell In other section
of the state. .' 77 7 f
Mark Weygandt, Veteran guide
at Mount Hood, said the phenom
enon of the snow rlps on 'Mount
Hood had never been, seen before
by this generation and probably
would not be seen again by thoe
now living; The rings are formea
by deposits of dust on each year'a
layer of snow. The dust is cons-
pressed Into the ice strata of tbav
Transport Plane
Falls in Swamp
, Pilot is Killed
CHICAGO, Sept. 14 (AP)
The 1 wreckage of a slx-panseng-er
transport airplane of the Chicago
Detroit airways was ; found late
tonight in a swamp near Lake
Calumet on the southeast side or
Chicago. i . - - " ,
, -The pilot was taken, to n hos
pital. There were no passenger
in the plane,
, The pilot, Albert Malrlck, Cki
cago, was dead when he reached
the hospital.
The plane crashed about p.
m. tonight It was en route from
Detroit to Chicago..
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