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t day, little change la tem
perature; Max. Temp. Mon
' day SI. Mln. 86, rlrer -2-fl
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Main Figure in
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fj JUL. BUT
III PAY FAGKJB
r IT ATT
Jen per Cent for Salaries
Over SI 35, and ,5 per j'
Cent" for Others '.
Economy Ordinance WHI be
Voted on Soon; Delay
Over Water Irks
TU ;ity I saaem . mrouga iu
aldermen launched an economy
drive last night when ordinances
cutting the salaries of all officials
were Introduced and passed along
to the ways and means commit
tee. The measures call for a
ten per cent reduction" on salar
ies of more than $135 a month
and a fife per cent out on sal
aries of $135 or less a month.
Alderman . David O'Hara, speak
ing for the measures, pointed
;out that the city's receipts for the
'first six months of the year were
slightly more than 214.090
while, the annual budget for
1932 was $403,000. O'Hara esti
mated the city deficit for the
year at $120,000 unless receipts
4or the last half of 1932 were
markedly ahead of the first six
Under the proposed reductions
which will come up for a final
Tote at the next council meet
ing, September 6, the prevailing
salary schedules would be: city
attorney $180; recorder $180;
police chief $180; treasurer
$125; engineer $182; fire chief,
$180; police matron .$104.60;
bonding inspector' $150." The
council laid on the table a bill
up on third reading which would
hare reduced the salaries of all
firemen to the same scale as Is
now paid the police force.
Hal D. Patton protested de
lay which has occurred In determ
ining the validity of 22,500,000
in water bonds approved by the
voters December 15. 1931. "The
city water is bad. It tastes bad
and smells bad," Patton declared.
"Cltlxens have been-very 'patient
In waiting for the court's decision
on these bonds but we cannot
wait much longer. Business men
are Impatient with this long de
lay." City Attorney Trindle was ask
ed by the aldermen to explain the
. present status of the test case
on the bonds' legality.
The council approved measures
Introduced by Alderman S. A.
Hughes which, if passed by the
voters, will reduce the . overhead
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Damaged by Big
Blaze at Night
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 15.
(AP) Tire believed to have bro
ken out In the Interior of the
' plant caused damage estimated
at 110,000 to the Albina Marine
Iron works here tonight.
Russell E. Devafiey, fireman,
suffered a scalp laceration when
he was struck by some flying ob
ject. Thousands of persons flocked
to the scene of the blaze, hinder
ing firemen in their work, Fire
Chief Edward Grenfell reported. .
Eyed; Plea Will
j Be Self Defense
ST. HELENS,- Ore., Aug. . II
.(AP) Vincent Murphy was in
county Jail here today while Ed
ward Olson, Portland.: was! being
treated at a local hospital for
N. Police . said their Information
. was that Murphy inflicted the
wounds last nlgnt at "the N. V.
Baker home near Warren. Police
said Murphy told them he waa
attacked by. two men . and that
he acted in self defense.
Oyer Big Texan
KANSAS CITY, Aug. ' II
(AP) Paul Jones. 220-pound
Houston. Tex., grappler, met bis
master here tonight in Abe Cole
man, 216, Los Angeles, on an
outdoor mat program. " i -" -After
Jones pinned Coleman's
shoulders to the mat with a
body scissors In eight minutes
and 20 seconds, Coleman resorted
to body slams to take the second
fall in 8:10 and the deciding fall
Gehlhar Asked ;,
- To Start Probe
PENDLETON Ore., Aug. 15
(AP) Max Gehlhar, state agri
cultural director, waa urged today
ia a, telegram sent him by Pendle
uton wheat growers to start an im
mediate investigation into grain
trado .f practices regarding grad
ing,' smutting, and discount. . The
telegram stated that, present ac
tivities of the trade are costing
farmers much. - " '
General Jose bnjurjo, leader of
the monarchist uprising in &e
llle, fled toward tbe border
when his supporters deserted
him, bat was arrested and taken
. to the capital for trial. Treason
is charged but lie may escape
, with lese than the death penal
ty, because of his past record
' of heroism. He was known aa
a friend of the deposed royal
Due to Business Revival;
More Says Report
DURHAM, N. C, Aug. 15.
(AP) The Durham hosiery mills
today- posted notice of blanket
wage Increases of 10 per cent be
cause of improved business. At
Greensboro and Kernersvllle, silk
mills also Increased wages 10 to
12 per cent, stating business book
ed this week will keep the mills
busy , until October 1.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15.
(AP) A report of the state la
bor commission showed 117 fac
tories employing 133,891 persons
In ' Jury, an increase of 2 per
cent in factory employment over
HAMMOND, Ind., Aug. 15.
(AP) The Universal Atlas Port
land Cement company recalled 100
men because of Increased orders.
The Inland Steel company was re
ported Increasing its finished steel
output by 6000 tons this month.
CHICAGO, Aug. 15. (AP)
Reports of the Newsprint Service
Bureau said newsprint shipments
from Canadian and United States
mills exceeding production in July
for-the second successive month.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 15 (AP)
The Santa Fa railroad, reported
24,810 ears of revenue freight
handled during the week of Aug
ust IS compared with 22,449 cars
the previous week.
NEW YORK, Aug. 15. (AP)
The price of a membership on the
curb sold for $36,000, an increase
of $7500 over the previous sale.
Break Into Star
Burglars again broke into the
plant of the Starr Bottling com
pany, 810 North Liberty street,
sometime Sunday night, the pro
prietors discovered yesterday
morning. The place was burglar
ised, but little of value taken, last
winter. , . - ;
Loot this time consisted of an
adding machine, costing , 1190
when new. Several empty pop bot
tles testified to the burglars hav
ing served - themselves refresh
ments. Police were of the opin
ion; it waa a "kid-, crime.
NEW.BERG, Ore., Aug. 15
(AP) Trustees of Pacific col
lege, Quaker institution ; here,
have authorized the raising of a
special endowment fund of $100,-
000 to be known as the Penn
ington foundation. - '
The fund ' is being raised in
honor of Levi T. Pennington,,
president of the college for more
than 21 years , and $50,000 of
the fund is to be set aside m an
annuity for President Penning
ton and Rebecca Pennington.
The income from this sum is to
be paid to them or to the sur
viving" one aa long as either of
them shall lire.
- i GOOD AT ROUNDUP
PENDLETON, Ore., Aug. 15
(AP) A sack of wheat will be
as good as money in buying a
eat for the Pendleton roundun.
Henry Collins, president of the
event, announced today.
. In deciding to exchange . seats
for' wheat. the round a: board
announced . that ' - any , rancher
bringing a sack of whett will be
' v- ' t
"Bunk" Says his Attorney
When Questioned; Case
Still Being Heard
Officials Must Account for
private Incomes, Says
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1$.
(AP) The Philadelphia Record
says ft learned toaay xrom - re
sponsible sources" that James J.
Walker will resign as mayor of
New York within the next few
days before Governor Roosevelt
can announce his final decision.
ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 15.
fAPl As emnhatle "Bunk" was
the only comment tonight of John
J. Curtin, Mayor Walker's attor
ner. to a Philadelphia report that
the mayor would resign before
Governor Roosevelt eouid give nis
decision on removal demands.
That' all T ha to sav. That's
all it deserres, responded Curtin.
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, Al
bany. N. Y Aug. 15. (AP)
Reiterating his declaration that
public officials must account for
their private Incomes, Governor
Roosevelt today pushed his Inves
tigation of Mayor James J. Wal
ker's fitness to remain in office
Into the charges involving Russell
T. Sherwood, missing accountant
of the law firm of which Walker
was a member, and the "unknown
John J. Curtin, Walker's attor
ney, as. the mayor took the stand,
argued for the striking out of
Walker's relations with Sherwood.
He contended In a loud voice they
were private and had no connec
tion with the mayor's official acts.
Must Show Source
Of Private Income
The governor, reminded Curtin
that In removing Sheriff Thomas
M. Farley, Tammany leader, he
had held officials must show the
source of private incomes.
. . The governor Introduced a sur
prise witness wherf he summoned
Walter, R. Herrick, New York elty
park commissioner, to tell of a
stock transaction to which the
mayor denied being a party. Her
rick testified before the Hofstad
ter committee he bought 300
shares of stock with the under
standing they were tor the mayor:
"So your talk of delivering the
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DES MOINES, la.. Aug. 15.
(AP) Steps to quell threatening
disturbances in the "farmer holi
day" and the Sioux City milk pro
ducers' strike, which focused at
tention on a grave situation in
northwest Iowa, were taken late
today in a conference of 81oux
City peace authorities, business
men and ctvle leaders.
After debating several hours
whether recent events warranted
the ealllng out of national guards
men and declaration of martial
law, the group finally voted to
deputise 100 unemployed-in prep
aration for a crisis which appear
Picketing, boycott and threats
were invoked by the farmers in
northwest Iowa to advance the
strike which would withhold" pro
duce from the markets until as
sured that production costs plus a
fair profit will be realised by the
Hundreds of farm men nd
women barricaded roads to pre
vent -produee-laden trucks from
entering Uhat city and a crisis
there waa considered close at
Pennington ia Honored
Wheat Pays for Ticket
County Waives Penalty
Peach Growers Organize
admitted to see the first two days
or the snow.
; ON TAXES, lVs7 BACK
OREGON CITY,. Aug. 15
(AP) The county court . today
ordered that all penalties and
interest on unpaid taxes ' over 8
per cent are levied for 1927 or
previous years be waived pro-
Tided the taxes are paid before
the first of the year. " -
The court has no authority to
waive penalties and interest due
since 1928. vi.-
LA FOLLETT LEADER-
McMINNVILLE. Ore., Aug. II
(AP) The Oregon Peach
Grower association was Incor
porated . here tonight. ,
Clyde LaFollett of Wheatland,
temporary chairman of the group,
signed the papers of incorpora
tion with W. S. Hibbert, Frank
Foster and . George" Hessler, all
of Dayton, and .Morton Tompkin
of Grand Island.' Federal market
ing, agent George .Gatlin - assisted
in the - organization. ... . .
m i she
Being president has some compen
sation at that. Here Is Presi
dent Hoover posing on the
White House lawn with the
birthday eake presented him on
bis fifty-eighth anniversary.
Two in Smashup Near Home
And Five While Driving
In Yamhill County
JEFFERSON, August 15 Five
Jefferson people .were injured in
an automobile accident Sunday
evening 11 miles this side of Mc-
Minnville, and another accident
near here earlier in the day caus
ed injuries to two.
In the accident near McMinn-
ville, the Injured were: Mrs. John
Henderson, fractured hip and bod
ily bruises; John Henderson, in-
urles to right arm; Ray-Hender
son, cut on forehead Elmer Hen
derson, , driver of the ear, scalp
wound - and broken ribs; Helen
Bilyeu. who lives at Klox Butte
near here, lip cut and bruises.
Injured in the accident which
occurred two miles north of here.
at 11 a. m., were Mrs. C. L. Bil
yeu, extent unknown, and her
brother-in-law, a Mr. Bilyeu,
The Hendersons and their sons
Ray and Elmer, the latter driving,
were returning from the coast, a
ear approaching the highway
?rom a side road and driven by
Jacob Daunehauer colliding with
the Henderson ear. The five were
rushed to a McMlnnvllle hospital.
where Mrs. Henderson still is and
where she may be confined indef
initely. The other four were re
leased late Sunday night and re
In the second accident, too
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Won't Say Yes,
Doesn't Say No
HOLLYWOOD, Cal, Aug. 15.
(AP) -Joan Blondell, screen star.
returned, to Hollywnpd today af
ter a two weeks absence, refus
ing to confirm or deny a report
that she waa married recently to
George Barnes, motion picture
camera man. .
A dispatch from . Gold Beaeh,
Ore., said they were fishing there
10 days ago.
"I didn't say I was married.
Miss Blondell declared, "and I
didn't say I wasnt. I'm not say
ing I am and I'm not saying I'm
To Keep Tariff
OTTAWA, Ont. Aug. 15.
(AP) In order that commerce
may be protected from violent
price fluctuations, details of tariff
agreements . between the United
Kingdom and . the dominions rep
resented at the British Imperial
Economic conference probably
will be kept secret tor the present.
It developed- today. ,
It was officially disclosed that
Britain has not yet signed trade
treaties' of any kind with the do
minions, but important differences
standing in the way of an accord
with Canada were understood to
have been eliminated.
Auto Racer Dies -Of
' PAWHUSKA, Okla., Aug." 15
(AP) Fred Wagoner, 27, Okla
homa City automobile race driv
er, died , tonight , of injuries re
ceived when his ear hurtled from
the fairgrounds track: here yester
day. Allan Vandevier, 28, of Chand
ler, died last night of injuries re
ceived in a similar; accident short
ly after Wagoner's car skidded out
of. control through a fence.
Paul- Hendricks Sees - him
t From Council Table,
Warns Officers "
Alleged Hollywood Theatre
; Bandit Pries Cell bar
I I Climbs Upon Roof '
Probably doe to Alderman Paul
Hendricks liking for .fresh air,
Ray Klser, 21, alleged partici
pant In the' Hollywood 'theatre
holdup of last March, is still in
the city Jail this, morning.
Klser broke out of Jail yester
day, evening but was seen crawl
ing from the window by Hendricks
who was looking out of a council
chamber window. The alderman
rushed downstairs. Informed
Chief of Police Minto of the Jail
break and himself grabbed a
gun and ran toward tbe rear of
the. city halL , . " -
Two firemen, one of them Percy
Clark, also look up the chase, run
ning- flewn the alley so as to head
off3IiCMeantlme they saw the
flames front the Fraternal Temple
fire and gave up the pursuit to
fight fire. .
Drope From Roof
Almost on Chief
Just as Chief Minto arrived in
the alley back of the Model Food
shop, Klser dropped down off the
roof of the place, almost into the
chiefs arms. .At gun point, he
gave up and permitted himself to
Klser's escape from the Jail was
partially due to the .bar-cutting
activities of Harry Erpldlng, alias
Robert Coleman, recently convict
ed murderer, who had spent over
five months in the same large cell.
Coleman had sawed one of the
soft, many-times welded wrought
Iron bar half way- in two with
his knife io that it was an easy
matter for Klser to bend the bars
far enough apart to squeeze
The : prisoner had been very
restless since- early afternoon
when Edna Parks, 27, his alleged
actfompncein- the--robberyy be
came ill and was taken to a hos
But no Fuss
SEATTLE. Aug. 15 (AP)
Tusko. whose elephant escapades
have brought him much notoriety,
broke into the news again today
as he was being brought here to
participate in Seattle's fleet week
celebration, but he did It docilely
As he rode on a huge trailer en
tering the city, Tusko leaned his
19 tons rather heavily to one side
while going around a curve and
the trailer upset, throwing the
huge' animal to the pavement. 1
Other than a few grunts of dis
comfort, Tuska made no protest,
however, as the chains, holding
his feet to the trailer floor, were
He browsed contentedly in
some bushes while the trailer,
which suffered more damage
than Tusko, was being repaired,
and submitted with dignity when
his owner, George Lewis, led him
back onto the vehicle.
The elephant waa being brought
here from eight miles north of Ta
coma where he has been on ex
hibit. No More Bonds;
School Term at
PORTLAND. Aug. II (AP)
The Portland school board tonight
decided definitely not. to place a
second bond issue before the rot
ers after a first bond lasue had
Instead, the board voted to
shorten the next school year to
nine months, reduce teachers' sal
aries 20 per cent, trim 1245,549
from the budget for departments
and activities and go Into debt
101,720. - w " -
School Blaze is
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 15
(AP) Fire bureau investigators
said today-they were convinced
that fire which destroyed the old
if oi uvu DV.iwa uvtsj ea uiaue v mm
of incendiary origin. The investi
tTm tw a V a a1 las aert
gators reported finding a broken
and unlatched basement window
on the south side of the school.
Steamer Loads ' I
; ; Cargo of Grain
THE DALLES, Ore.; Aug.
(AP) A scene of 25 years ago
was reproduced here today when
hundreds i motored to Columbia
beach to greet the steamer We-'
own, loading 175 tons of wheat
for Portland. The craft was ached'
uled to return for a second cargo
From Closets When
Lodge Home Ablaze
Mysterious 'Paraphernalia Brought out Before
Vulg? r i Public Gaze; . Instruments of
Ritual Torture are Revealed 1
BEFORE the merciless onslaught of the fire demon, many
a skeleton, both figurative and real, was dragged from
hiding in Fraternal temple last
9 . - m s a. "
uur, arrange arms ox just any
of the public, fire-chasers, were
secrets of the innermost chambers of eight fraternal orders.
Only Name up so Far; Hill
List Still Open
Undreaming of the fire that was
to drive them out of Fraternal
temple, members of Capital post
No. f , American Legion, proceed
ed with nomination of officers
during their business session last
As predicted, Allan Carson .was
nominated for commander, but
contrary to general expectation no
other names were placed in the
race. Further nominations may be
made, however, at the next meet
ing, September 5. Where the meet-
ng wnrbe held. Commander Iri
S. McSherry was unable to an
nounce last night.
Other nominations were as fol
Vice - commander, Thomas B.
Hill; adjutant, William Bliven, in
cumbent; sergeaht-at-aras, O, E.
Palmiteer; finance officer; M. C.
Moynlhan and Arthur E. Bates,
Incumbent: historian, Joseph Mar-
croft. Incumbent; chaplain, Rer.
G. W. Rutsch, incumbent; Quar
termaster, George Feller. For ex
ecutive committeemen, of which
fire are to be elected, the follow
ing were nominated: McSherry,
Carl Steiwer, Oliver Huston, R. S.
Keene, Carl Gabrielson and H. R.
An amendment to the post by
laws w as passed, designating Rob
erta rules of order as official for
post procedure and requiring that
questions considered by the chair
to be of major importance shall be
introduced by rear, utlon, present
ed in writing at a regular meet
ing and finally roted on at an en
suing meeting. .
Four visiting Legion officials
spoke: Commander William Zosel
of CoquUle post, former Salem
resident; District Commander
George Duncan of Stayton; Harry
Bailee, formerly of Woodburn.
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Time to Chicago
Salem is already only 14 hours
traveling time from Chicago, and
it may be only 11 hours after C
O. Beardaley and Mr. Piper. Chi
cago aviator, complete- the
round trip on which they are fly
ing this week. They arrived at tbe
airport here. 14 hours after leav
ing Chicago, and were planning to
make the return trip still faster.
They, came In a Xockheed42S
H. P. cabin plane.
Manning Gets ten Years
For Iverson Case Share
Ten years in the state peniten
tiary was the sentence given yes
terday by Judge Fred W. Wilson
of The Dalles to Frank Manning,
who with Robert Ripley and Dup
ree Poe planned a burlary atSil
vertonon May 2, 1121, the night
James Iverson, night policeman,
was ' killed. . i r ,. . . .
The court . permitted .- Manning
to change his plea of second de
gree murder to one of man
slaughter. "It would be judicial
crime to give you the .same pun
ishment as that imposed upon
Poe and Ripley," the Judge said
in accepting Manning's change of
plea. -. .-$ -.'..,.-. -v
The . court held that Manning
was equally guilty with Poe and
Ripley in planning the burglary
but that he did not intend to
kill;' Judge Wilson said other men
in Manning's situation had -been
hanged for their participation in
a crime but declared he was wil
linff to take full responsibility up
on hlmtself for accepting the les
sened plea. ii -
; Manning spent his last night
night and carried .in unfeel-
i m XI !
man or ooy. xo me curious eye
revealed the closely guarded
Down came the skeleton of the
most ancient of the philosophers.
4n his little black box. Dumped he
was, right in the view of man.
woman and child. And along with
him came coffins and what the
uninformed may have taken to be
instruments of torture.
These recruits who carried the
paraphernalia to safety, if not to
seclusion from the common stare,
themselves wore helmets of all
sorts, aprons, belts, and the many
other doodads whose significance
la known only to the initiate.
Many a secret object was sul
lied by the touch of an alien
hand; but better shameful expos
ure, it seemed, than fiery de
struction. So down, they were
brought, to the waiting lodgemen.
skeletons, Instruments whose se
cret purpose could but be guessed
at, uniforms, 'instruments of rit
ual, and record books.
Even the black ball mystery
came to light, as several of the
voting boxes, containing the black
marbles and the white, were car
Fraternal temple was damaged
by fire. Loss was not confined to
the material structure. Many a
secret of the most secret was
Due to Economy Moves, is
Explanation; Cost 40
Cents per Capita
The Marlon county health de
partment's rating on the 1121 ap
praisal, made here this spring by
Dr. Walker of the American Pub
lie Health association, la 710
points, a drop of 122 points from
the 1920 appraisal. Dr. O. A.
Olson, chairman of the county
health department executive com
mittee, is Informed in a letter
from Barry Smith, head of the
Commonwealth Fund of New
"While this figure represents
a drop over the 1120 high mark,
I consider It a fine 'showing, an
exceptionally good one, when the
financial retrenchment ia taken
into consideration and the cut
down in the site of the force con
sidered. Dr. Olson, said in com
menting upon the year's rating.
. Barry Smith's letter- advised
that Dr. Walker win shortly com
plete his report to the Common
wealth '.Fund on the health de
partment here, and that the com
plete report will be forwarded here
within a short time. The Common
wealth Fund is the foster parent
of the Marion county health unit,
now known as the county depart
ment of health. . - " . '
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in the county Jail here Monday
before being. taken to-the state
penitentiary. The Judge said it
would be wise for penitentiary of
ficials to keep . Poo and Ripley
away, from Manning. It was tbe
utters . testimony which allowed
the state to present a convincing
ease against the other men, who
were found guilty of first-degree
murder. , v ";'.-'-'-a ? '-'' -1
Emerson U. Sims, -counsel for
Manning, told the court of his
visit to-Manning's mother la Cali
fornia who was unable to contrib
ute . funds to her son's defense.
She had told: her attorney that
she prayed that Justice and mercy
would be- rendered her son.
The sentence of Manning end
ed tbe trial and sentencing of all
three, men connected with the
murder of Officer Iverson. Ripley's
ta!kto a Silrerton friend later
led .to: Ripley's apprehension' in
Washington. Manning's arrest fol
lowed.' Poe was accidentally pick
ed up in Seattle . where officers
held him under "Suspicion for car
rying blow torch.
Loss Roughly Estimated zl
$5000 up; Most Caused
By Dripping Water ;
Veterans Retire Colors and
Leave In Good Order
Fire routed several dozen le
gionnaires of Capital Pest No.
0 out of their meeting in Fra
ternal temple last night and &S
they marched hurriedly from the
building to the music of the 1J
ior legion band, the flames roar
ed in the attic overhead and
through the roof skyward. Fire
men had Just arrived on tbo
scene when Commander Irl R.
McSherry and others of the vet .
erans noticed smoke and sparks
pouring from celling ventilator
in the meeting halL
When firemen arrived, tbe .
large attic was a red hot fur
nace full of writhing flames.
Pouring water on the fire- ,
through the roof above and tbe
ceiling below, they soon gained"
control of the flames and in a
short- time subdued them. The
building was running with wa
ter from top to bottom and ,
quantities of lodge parapherna
lia were drenched and smoked.
Accwrate Check on ,
Loss was roughly estimated at.
from 25000 to 110,000. No ac
curate eheck on damages waa
possible. A ; considerable amount
of insurance was carried, accord
ing to L. A. Scheelar. a direc
tor in the Fraternal Tempi as
sociation. Employes of Loder
Bros., automobile dealers, wbo
ocupy the ground floor, said
several ears were badly damaged .
by water, as well as miscellan
eous supplies, all partially ov-.
eral by Insurance.
The fire practically destroyed-
one or more of the trusses oef
the main fraternal hall, charred;
the Inter r of the :tie. ate into .
several lockers and rendered tbe
roof roer the north half of tbo
building probably unfit for far
ther use. The dining hall and
kitchen on the third floor were
blackened by smoke.
No lodge records were destroy. -
ed, as far as could be determined.
Several old books stored la sv
ehest in the attic, next t tbe
hottest part of the fire, were)
somewhat charred and water
soaked. Assistant Fire Chief WilHean
Iwan said he believed the 'firo
originated In a boarded oft cup
board in the southwest corner x
the attic How it started neither
he aor E. . C Bushneli, city
balding inspector, were able ts
say. Bushneli said no wiring mm.
In the Immediate vicinity aca.
pointed to the fact that the betid
ing lights did not go smt, s .
proof that the fire did not -start
from a short circuit.
Fireman Sees Blase
While o Hanhnnt '
Alarm of the fire was tamed
in by Fireman Percy Clark, -wca
with another fireman, waa at ,
ia the alley by central station. '
assisting Chief of Police Mint
In running down Ray Klser. al
leged Hollywood theatre hn&mn
man. who had just broke .out
of city JaiL
This was u second, xxs aa
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32: BELIEF 5TOI5
HOUSTON, -Tex Aug. IS.
(AP) The list of those sis 4i-4
la the hurricane over southern
eoastal Tsxas lengthened ianight
to 22 as a widespread program t
relief got well under way.
The injured . throughont .- tbe
storm area, most of whom wer
persons requiring -only tlrsc i
treatment, were estimated by per
sons working st relief stations-
number from 200 up. Loss ta cat
ton and rice crops alone was pine- ;
ed at $2,000,000. "' - -
Trucks of food and tank ears
of water were dispatched tress
Houston to the three devastated
towns which felt the worst of lb
storm Saturday night.. Freeport,
Angleton and West Columbia. Tlie
Freeport water system, however, :
was reported repaired late
day."'"" - - - "' - '
- A string of freight - cars -sent
into Angleton and West tycU
umbla to aid in housing the ttcsae.
less. " f - " 1 ' '
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