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The OREGON STATESMAN.' Salem, - Oregon, Friday Moralng.-Novembcrl3.; 193r
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Railroad Employes' Plans
'S Nearing-' ' Completion; 1
- Well Supported
; E- J. Ellin rooa left Salem Wed
nesday for Chicago where he will
be a delegate at the November IS
meeting of the railroad employes
national pension association, in
corporated. Ellingson Is prominent in rail
road brotherhood aetlTities as leg
islative representative for the "Or
der of Railway Conductors in Ore
gon. For the pension association
he is national organiser in charge
of the eleventh district, which In
clude Oregon, Washington and
"Enthusiasm is strong among
railroad workers for the pension
or annuity plan." Ellingson said.
"I have Just returned from Cali
fornia where I organized flourish
ing pension clubs at Dunsmulr.
Sacramento. Tracy. Oakland, San
Francisco, San Jose, San Luis
Obispo, Los Angeles, San Bernar
dino. Needles and San Diego.
' "All the members of these
clubs are members of the stand
ard railroad labor organisations.
Our organization is working
through the respective brother
hoods to place before congress at
the coming session a plan that
when passed will immediately re
lieve unemployment among rail
road workers, it is not a tempor
ary expedient, but will be of per
manent effect. Railroad work
era have faced decreasing employ
ment' for several years.
"The plan which will be given
its final shape at our Chicago
"JONAH' SHIP SUFFERS FATAL BLAST
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The TJ. S. S. Colorado, known as
the "Jonah" ship of the American i
fleet, suffered the second serious
mishap of its career when a five
inch anti-aircraft gun exploded,,
killing four men and seriously in
juring nine others of the crew.
Four years ago the $27,000,004'
super-dreadnought (shown steam-,
ing proudly above) ran aground
on a reef in New York harbor. A
close-up of a similar gun to the
one that exploded is shown (left).
meeting aims to afford an ade
quate annuity for railroad work
ers' declining years. After Id
years service the worker will be
secure In an equity for his'contri
butions, and after 30 years he will
be secure in an annuity of at least
one-half his average monthly
"Thus it will be possible for the
many workers willing to retire at
50, 55 or 60 years of age to do
so with security and make room
for younger men to take their
"The fund is to be administered
by the Interstate commerce com
mission guided by a board on
which will be representatives of
railroad workers, railroad man
agement and the government.
- "Never at any time have rail
road workers considered a plan
which would take money from
the federal treasury. They mere
ly ask the government to handle
their funds. The annuity fund
will be built up from contribu
tions by the railroads equivalent
to one-half the necessary contri
butions, and paid by the railroads
from their operating funds exactly
as their now inadequate individu
al pension funds are maintained.
Added to the railroads' contribu
tions will be contributions by the
employes during the entire time
of their railroad service, and
equal to about one-half the
amount to be paid by the rail
roads." Ellingson is a delegate at Chi
cago for pension clubs at Port
land, Vancouver, Wishram, The
Dalles and Bend. C. L. Towar is
delegate from the Eugene club,
and George H. Hillman from La
IK Kill PAY
513,183 TO SUTE
Great Increase Anticipated
Next Year; Commitments
Reduced, is Report
In the four months' period be
ginning July 1, 1931, the state of
Oregon has received $13,189 from
relatives and estates who are now
required by law to pay $20 a
month for the care of their kin
who are inmates in the Insane,
feeble-minded and tuberculosis
hospitals. The report was filed
here yesterday with the state
board of control by the state pur
The report indicated that there
are 3156 inmates in the various
institutions who are subject to
payment et the statutory fee. In
event all collections are made the
state .should receive a total of
$41,500 this year.
Beginning next year, the report
continued, the state should receive
an additional $312,000, provided
that the support fee for all pa
tients is paid in full. Fees of tu
bercular, feeble minded and
violently insane patients are not
payable by the counties.
' Superintendents of the institu
tions reported that the new law
had reduced materially the num
ber of commitments. Dr. G. C. Bel
linger, superintendent of the state
tuberculosis hospitals, said his
waiting lists had fallen off ap
proximately 25 per cent. He fur
ther reported that recent condi
tions had reversed the sex of wait
ing patients. Last rear women pa
tients outnumbered men three to
one, while this year men outnunv
bered women two to one. '
Approval of County
Judge la Required
Dr. R. D. Byrd, at the head of
the state home for the feeble mind
ed, reported a similar condition.
He recently sent out admittance
permits for 15 prospective pa
tients, but received no replies.
The board of control adopted a
policy of not allowing any volun
tary commitments without tile
written approval of the county
Judge of the county from which
they have applied. Voluntary com
mitments authorize treatments
covering a 30-day period or long
er. Sam Laughlin, superintendent
of the state training school fo
boys, announced that corporal
punishment at his institution had
been diminished materially since
he assumed control there October
Warden Lewis of the state peni
tentiary reported that the new cell
block, now under construction,
will be ready for occupancy De
cember 1. Work on the cell
fronts has been resumed.
MRS. TONKR VISITS
ZEN A. Nov. 12 Mrs. Flora
Toner of Toledo, who has spent
the past month visiting relatives
in Portland stopped over in Zena
Wednesday enroute to her home.
She will be a guest at the home
of her nephew and niece, Mr.
and Mrs. Jesse Walling, until
ON WEDDING DATE
r.TmeitTT. Nor. It Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Dencer were pleasant
ly snmrlsed Tuesday nignt wnen
a group of . their friends gath
ered to helD celebrate their wed
ding anniversary. : ; Those enjoy-
inr th Tnln( were: Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Barham, Mr. ana
Mrs. M. P. Dennis, Mr., and Mrs.
R. T. Krlesel. Mr. and Mrs. L. A
Williamson. Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Prnit. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan G. Mar
tin, Mr. and Mrs. William Moses
ni vfr and Mrs. Oscar Dencer.
V A. Leek and family, proprle-
tnra nf the Tek Rlue Ribbon Kao-
bitry have moved Into their mod
prn new home.
a v. Kennev arrived Mre
Mnnriav ttvAninz from California.
Mrs. Kennev and son Donald
hn hAAti her for some time.
The Kenneys have purchased
what is known as the Farmsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Balke ana
um Robbv of Florence, and Mrs.
M. Dorman of Salem were guests
Tuesday at the O. L. Dencer
home. Mrs. Balke Is a niece of
terday mornlng.'A eoupo with
three men, who said tney were
from Wisconsin,, crossed to ine
opposite side of the road, plowed
through an approacn ana aiong
the deep ditch beyond. None of
the occupants were hurt although
the car was badly damaged.
The men claimed the driver
had fallen asleep.
MACHINE TO SPEAK
Car Plows Up Ditch
But No One is Hurt
HAYES VILLE, Nov. 12 An
accident, which might easily have
been serious, occurred in front of
the Martin Starr residence yes-
URBANA, Ills-. Not. 12 (AP)
4 to.! which mar speak a
im. inarnarii- each of them
composed from the sounds of
plain Englisn, was owtnueu
the college of engineering of the
TTiVAr.i nt Illinois last niffht by
f uii vi 04i- we.
Serglus P. Grace, assistant vice
president of the Ben laooraiones.
tm anna rat no is a further de
velopment of speech scramblers
now used to renaer lraus-Aiiau-tle
radio telephone conversation
unintelligible to eavesdroppers.
Grace told of Its possibilities for
changing the present Jargon
whenever that becomes desirable.
"It is probable," he said, "that
human speech organs cannot
even Imitate some of the sound
combinations which can be made
easily with this electrical ap
paratus. Only another similar
machine can pick up and reverse
these combinations into human
tones and Intelligible words."
Deer is found in more than (0
counties in Georgia.
ALL LEATHER, MOST ALL
SIZES TO CHOOSE FROM
SELECTED FROM OUR REGULAR LINE,
ALL TO BE PLACED ON SALE
Friday and Saturday
$10 $12 - SOME $15 VALUES!
ALL GO AT ONE PRICE
Boy Scout Shoes, close-out . . . ,
Girl Scout Shoes, all styles, all sizes .
(Bie Girl Size 22 to 10, All Widths)
TT . r i a . . . .
.c v.reac value .n menc. AU New Styles - A Good Value at $5)5, Som.
as High as $10, Go at
Come Early and Get One of These Wonderful Bargain!
Lnctfeim IFoflTic, IKIej?e'
o TTIhe Good NevG I
The sale that arouses public interest to a fever heat, with all its sensa
tional features, its super-values, super-savings, and the eager partici
pation of the whole Breier organization.
Needless te sa, this announcement will
be eagerly weleemed again, for it has
come te be ncognaud as THE erent ef
the season. We need hardly urge yea e
act NOW. Ton can't afford te do ether-wise.
AT 9 A. M.
Breier Days gire II te 24 more power to
your dollar ... power te purchase sea
sonable, wanted merchandise ef known
t aloes, at prices that are the lowest for
an already notoriously lew year.
It Has Been Verified by Experts that the Values
Here Represent Are The Best Of The Year
Values to $1.08,
Men's WORK SHOES
A clean-up of shoes, values
Boys' School SHOES
Well made for lots
One-third off the Reg. price
$11.25 to $18.50
Girls' School SHOES
All leather hi-top df OQ
hoes. 12.49 yahie..
Girls' Wool DRESSES
good garment for QQa
winter wear 0i
Low and medium heels, leath-
Zm $1.87 $2.48
Ladies' Winter COATS
Some priced as QQ
high as $19 75, nowilrlwO
Men's Yellow SLICKERS
l"uH length water-g2
Ladies' RAIN COATS
Tbey win keep yon rTQ
dry for only I Si
Children's Wool HOSE
Full length, nearly no
all sizes, pair OC
Women's Outing Gowns
Good weight outing, rrrT
long sleeves I C
DO YOU KNOW
Thai Breier Days were inaugurated by the C. J. Breier Co.
some years back, to shew the pablk in a Tery substantial
way, our appreciation for the confidence and patronage af
forded as- by the city. This erent has been carefully timed
to be. ef the greatest advantage to enr customers
Boys' All Wool Unions
Long sleeves and legs
A real buy
Children's Fleece Lined
Men's Flannel SHIRTS
Sizes 14 to IT. This one is a
Men's Part Wool Unions
Long legs and long qq
or short sleeves OC
Men's Heavy RUBBERS
Just the thing for (r
outdoor wear, pairdX.lU
MEN'S DRESS PANTS
Taken from our regular stock.
Value to $4.98 J2 gy
Oood weight glove
with knit cuff, pah-
Men's Cotton Worjc SOX
Made extra strong-Pair
Made of fast color prints in
our own r7r7 n
factory 4 iC
(The price isn't a mis
81 inches wide. This famous
brand only, O"!
A regular 25o Talue 1
now only, yard ;
141 North Commercial St.
Stamped Pillow Cases
Peppereil brand stamped and
hemstitched j rt
Boys' Chambray Shirts
Sizes 6 to 14 now Crr
MEN'S DRESS HATS
A good hat at a -f qq
low price dl0
Fancy patterns and Jn
bright colors, pair....J7C
One big group of dresses, val-
Men's 8-Inch SHOES
Heavy uppers and
That are warm at greatly re
duced prices. BUY NOW!
Good fast colored fift,,
prints for school wear 0C
The Betty Bates brand is the
best, Assorted - qq
11 m box-Only
Heavy weight, an aq qq
wool, large collars 2)0.Cr
Boys' Outing NIGHT
SHIRTS or PAJAMAS