Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 21, 1921, Page 12, Image 12

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Partisan Is Alleged to Have
Menaced Witness.
.Employ of Defendant Is Arrested
on Charjft ol Saying He Would
Throw Man Out Window.
Violent partisanship for the pris
oner at the bar. In one of the most
important raoonshining cases of the
year, caused tbe arrest yesterday of
Hike Basich, an Austrian, who was
laid to have threatened to throw one
of the government's witnesses from
a window of the federal Dunning.
The trial was the Newberg still
case, rn which John Basich, no kins
man of Mike, but a close friend, was
accused of having: engaged in illicit
liquor manufacture on a wholesale
basis. The caso opened before Fed
eral Judge Bean yesterday morning. J
Later it was adjourned until Monday,
oninf to the indisposition of couscl
for the defense, Barnett Goldstein.
Mike IfciMch, frowning heavily,
met Mike .Mikolish. a federal witness,
in the corridor outside the courtroom
and violated the etiquette of courts
and cases by adopting a pugnacious
attitude. He launched at Mikolish a
tirade of abuse, it is said, for daring
to appear against his friend.
Threat Is Alleged.
"I got a good notion to throw you
from this here window," threatened
Basich, according to witnesses. "I
tell you now, Mikolish, for your own
good. If you testify against John this
etate will be too hot to hold you,
Deputy Federal Attorney Flegel
comforted the aggrieved witness and
proceeded to the proper punishnfcnt
of Basich, by causing his arrest on
the charge of attempting to Intimi
date a witness.
A Jury was selected during the
morning session of the moonshine
case, and one witness had been ex
amined when Attorney Goldstein
asked the court for an adjournment,
pleading a throat trouble as the rea
son for delay.
C. R. Stipe, federal prohibition In
spector, testified regarding his visit
to the 'Newberg still, alleged to have
been conducted by John Basich, and
ra'ded on August 4. The structure in
which the still was located was
burned down at the order of Federal
Prohibition Agent Smith.
Seizure Is Described.
Stipe testified that in addition to the
huge copper still, which he identified,
there were SOU gallons of mash in th
thoroughly equipped distillery and ap
proximately 250 gallons of moonshine
whisky. Water had been piped into
the building and all preparations for
an intensive manufacturing campaign
were complete to the last detail.
Deputy Federal Attorney Flegel, In
his opening statement, declared tha
the government would show that Ba
sich leased the nroDerty for no othei
purpose than the manufacture of
liquor, built thereon his distillery, in
stalled the still and delivered hug
Quantities of ingredients and em
pioyed two foreign workmen. Bob
Ugan and Mike Baaich, at monthly sal
aries of J250 to operate the still. Both
employes already have pleaded guilty
to the charge of operating and have
paid fines of 250 each.
"It is not the government's claim
that John Basich did the work," said
Mr. Flegel. "He hired this done, but
he reaped the profits.
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Sceae from Tlie Wfcte Moll." a(arriag Pearl tVhlle, wfclffc comes 1o tbe
Star theater tomorrow. y
Charles J. Siattery. John P. Wade and
-"Heliotrope 'Harry."
Majestic Catherine Calvert, N
"Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Rlvoli Alice Brady, "The Kew
York Idea."
Peoples Man Ion Hamilton,
"Half a Chance."
, Llbert.r William S. Hart, "The
resting uiock.
Star Louise Huff, "What
Women Want."
Circle Dorothy Dalton, "A Ro
mantic Adventuress."
Hippodrome Corlnne Griffith,
"The Whisper Market."
Globe "Parlor, Bedroom and
John Woodford.
Woman Says Husband Chided Her
for Pleasantries In Store.
"Don't be smiling at everyone that
comes Into the store," was the man
ner In which Antone C. Wagner
scolded his wife. Clara L. Wagner,
when she attempted to be pleasant
to customers in their grocery store
at 276 Holladay avenue, Mrs. Wagner
complained in a suit for divorce filed
in the circuit court yesterday.
"It is a necessary element to be
pleasant to trade in any business,'
Khe commented. Alimony of $100 a
month was asked. The Wagners were
married in Seaside In 1918.
Though he is reputed to own a
"anch and three automobiles in Call
l'nrnla and to be worth more than
11.1.0(10. Charles Angal failed to sup
jKjrt his wife, asserted Mrs. Lorena
Angal in a divorce action. Alimony
of 7,0 a month is asked.
When Mrs. Helen Safley was 111 her
husband, John C. Safley. threw cold
water over her as she lay in bed
'and when she was well he complained
of his food and threw a cup of hot
tea in her face, she averred in a di
vorce suit filed. They were married
in Vancouver in 191S.
Other divorce suits filed yesterday
were: A. D. Beer, against Anna N.
Beer; Elizabeth E. Roberts against
George W. Roberts; Lura M. Taylor
against Keith S. Taylor.
Moist Weather In Idaho Swells
Hi vers and Lakes Beyond Record.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 28. (Special.)
The moist weather which the arid
section of Idaho has so far experienced
this winter has assured beyond doubt
a great supply of water for Irrlga
tton purposes this year. All lakes
and streams are swollen beyond pre
vious records and the measurements
in the great Arrowrock reservoir and
Jackson lake reservoir surpassing all
former records.
While rain has been almost In
cessant for the last two months, there
is an abundance of snow in the moun
tains. - The winter so far has been
unusually open.
with mind or masde;
needs that sturdy
blend of wheat and
malted barley
Concentrated nour
ishment of pleasing
fiauor at low cost.
T-vEARL WHITE comes to the Star
I', theater tomorrow in "The White
-- Moll." a stirring story of life
in New York's underworld. This is
her first big production she hav
ing heretofore devotedi her screen
work to serials.
The story was written by Frank 1.
Packard, author of "The Miracle
Man," and the scenario is by E. Lloyd
Sheldon. It deals with Rhoda, a girl
crook of the slums, who, having seen
the light in a startling miracle per
formed in St. Agnes' church where
her father is killed trying to rob the
poor box determines to reform and
labor to aid those in the underworld.
As a settlement worker she becomes
known by the crooks and gangsters
as "The White Moll."
Her work has started to bear fruit.
"The Sparrow," a notorious safe bur
glar who has served a long term in
prison, is released. When "The
Dangler," leader of the gang, tempts
the released convict to return to his
unlawful trade, "ThS White Moll,
who has been caring for his aged
mother, steps in and wins the Spar
row's promise to go straight. But she
incurs the enmity of the Dangler,
who determines to "frame" he Spar
row. Then begins a series of thrill
ing experiences which, it Is said,
make the picture one of the most
fascinating and heart-appealing ever
' The story, written In Mr. Packard's
inimitable style, carries an appeal
even stronger than his famous tale,
"The Miracle Man." Supporting Miss
White are Richard C. Travers, who
plays the dual role of "The Pug" and
"The Adventurer"; Walter Lewis, J,
Thornton Baston, Eva Gordon, Will
iam Harvey, George Pauncefort,
Screen Gossip.
Edward Knoblock. the English
playwright, who was recently "Brought
over to write directly forttlie screen,
has completed his first story and
William de Mllle will film it.
"Five Kisses" In which Cecil B. "de
Mille will assemble six of Para
mount's biggest ditars, Is nearly com
pleted. It is a film version of Sennits
ler's brace of plays, "The Affairs of
Billle Burke's stage success;
"Jerry." Is to be filmed with Mary
Miles Minter in the title part.
A new version on an elaborate scale
of Charles Dickens' story "Olive
Twist" is to be made by William Fox
with Harold Goodwin featured.
Lois Weber, well-known woman
producer, is said to be spending half
a million dollars on studio Improve
ments in Hollywood.
Although six months have been con
sumed in work on "The Four Horse
men of the Apocalypse," the picture-'s
cutting has just been completed. It
may not be released for two months.
J. Warren Kerrigan has begun pro
duction on a series of new pictures,
with hirfiself both star and head of
his own company.
In motion picture technical circles
there is unusual interest. in "Scrap
Iron," which Charles Ray has re
cently completed. Ray directed the
picture as well as played its star part,
and Is said to have upset a studio tra
dition that an actor should not at
tempt to do directing by turning out
a corking picture.
Council Will Hold Special Session
for Purchases Amounting to
$36,000 This Afternoon.
The city probably will acquire
ground for three recreation centers
this afternoon, when the city council
will meet in a special session to au
thorize the cljsing of the deals. The
three plots will be purchased at prices
acerreeatinK more than 156.001).
The Laurelhurst playground at
present leased by the city.v probably I
will be bought ' outright irom me
owners, for approximately it,uuu. i
Fourteen acres of land owned by
Willamette university in the Wood
stock section also may be purchased
by the municipality for the price of
113,591. A knotty tangle over who
should pay for sewer improvements
art he Woodstock plot, put in during
negotiations between the city and uni
versity, was finally settled on the
agreement that the university should I
Day one-fourth of tbe cost, 4auu.
The third recreation center, at i
East Twenty-sixth and Powell Valley
road, probably will be purchased trom I
the Portland Railway, Light & Power
company for J26.81Z. The council is
expected to authorize the purchase I
and take the deeds to the property
at th afternoon session. S. C. Pier, I
commissioner of finance, under whose
direction lie the city parka and play
grounds, hopes to have the new
grounds opened to the public in me i
near future.
An ordinance compelling all mo
tion-picture schools lo operate nmlerl
a municipal license also will be Intro
duced this afternoon by Commissioner I
Pier. The ordinance is sponso.-eJ bv
many civic bodies and legitimate mo
tion-picture studios. Other license I
measures will also come up for con
Report has it that a llgal battle may
occur over the firming of the char
acter "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford.'
Frank Borzage, who made "Humor
esque," the most successful 1920 pic
ture, is making a film of the stage
version of Wallingford for Cosmo
politan and Vitagraph is filming a
Waliingfod story by George Ran
dolph Chester, original author of the
Vlilton Sills, who will play a promi
nent part in "What's the Matter with
Marriage?" Joined the producing staff
as a company ' rather than a single
star. For he brought with him his
fqur famous greyhounds, which will
be seen in the forthcoming picture.
w- IKE an oasis in a desert land, a.ver, B. C, who Is the guest of Dr.
cuu wis, xva jr uivxiu CtHLi J.
I garden place wherein grew
' stately palms and other luxuri
ant plants, an enchanted oriental spot
with gay lights shedding an attrac
tive, colorful glow over the scene was I
the Interior of the municipal auai
torlum last night when the Shriners
of Al Ka'der temple entertained at
their annual ball honoring their po
tentate. Noble Frank S. Grant.
DroD curtains and scenes visioie
beyond the palms depicted the desert
with realistic effect, but in tne oasis
there was a great gay throng ol
dancers, the women in lovely evening
gowns and the Shriners in evening
dress. Each noble wore a lez wnicn
added to the color effect.
For those who- did not care to dance
tables were arranged for cards. The
receiving party was headed by the
potentate, Mr. Grant, and In the line
were the past potentates and their
wives. After formally greeting the
honor guest and the distinguished
members of the party the guests
joined in the merry throng of dancers
or in the groups at the card tables.
Mrs. Grant, who was with her hus
band at the head of the receiving line.
was lovely In a gown of pink georg
ette which was beaded and becom
ingly draped about the shoulders with
handsome colonial lace scarf, a
family heirloom. ,
Following were the other patron
esses who included the wives of past
Mesdames Frank S. Grant. X. L, Tern,
H. T. Hutchinson, Ivan Humason, A. M.
Brown Hush J. Boyd. Harvey Wells, Phil
Metschan Jr., Joseph L. Hammersly, Dean
Vincent, Oswald W. Taylor, Walter J.
Bolman, J. G. Mack, Louis G. Clarke,
Archie Thurlow, Harvey Borkwlth, Georre
W. Stapleton. w. E. Grace, James P. Mof-
fett, William Davis, W. J. Hofmann and
H. Lea.
Miss Getta Wasserman returned
yesterday from New York city, where
she has been for the past two months
and a half.
MIs Gladys Dunne, who is visiting
In New York was entertained recently
at a smart gathering at West Point.
Kenton club will hold a dance Wed
nesday in the clubhouse at Fenwick
and Greenwich streets. The dances
at the clubhouse are well attended
this season and so far have been so-
oially successful.
Miss Gertrude Wilson will enter-
tain this evening for Mr. ana Mrs.
Gordon B. Raymond of Detroit. Danc
ing will be the feature. About 40
guests will attend the festivity at the
T. Wilson nome ai wum laoor.
The Daughters of Isabella will give
card party tonight in Cathedral
hall. Hoetessis will be Mrs. M. Kelly,
Mrs. Charles Rellly and Mrs. J. Burke.
Mrs. J. T. Wilson will entertain on
Thursday of next week at a tea for
Mrs. Charles Rosebrotigh of Vancou-
Mrs. Marcus Fleischner and Mrs
Henry William Metzger, with the lat
ter a young son, John Fleischner
Metzger, have gone to southern Cali
fornia ror an extended visit.
The regular fortnightly meeting of
i. iu imega Aiumnae will be held at
tne nome or Miss Florence Holmes,
' marsnau street, tomorrow after
noon. '
12 Nationalities- Blended
American by Conrt.
Because they served with the
United States army during the world
war and comported themselves ' as
excellent soldiers, eight applicants
for admission as citizens found their
pathways smoothed when they ap
peared before Federal Judge Wolver
ten in naturalization proceedings
yesterday. They were among the 42
wno Decame citizens at the session.
The eight ex-soldiers and the lands
of their birth are as follows: Pas
quale Rastelllno, Philip Caterina,
Felice Palumbo, Salvatore Micele and
SalvatoTe Cotone, Italy; Ray Irving
rioinnger ana Herman Bouchet,
Canada, and Hubert James Brown,
Several applicants were tempo
rarily denied cltlzenshin bv tha court.
who required them to return to their
studies before reappearing as ap
plicants. - Nationalities which gave
way to Americanization at the. hear
ing were 'Russian. English. Swedish.
Norwegian, Danish, Grecian. Canadian,
fccottisn, Belgian, uerman, Hungarian
and Polish.
Railway Representatives- and City
; Discuss Crossing Repairs. ,
Track, and pavement repair of rail
road grade crossings at important
street intersections will start at once,
it was announced yesterday follow
ing a conference between represent
atives of the various railroads, A. L.
Barbur, commissioner of public
works, and other department offi
cials. The intersections affected are East
Front and Madison streets. East
First and Madison streets. East First
street and Hawthorne avenue, -East
Second street and Hawthorne avenue,
on the east side; Tenth and Taylor
streets and Tenth and Salmon streets
on the west side, and others.
The railroads are to raise the
tracks at the intersections to the
level of the . pavement, to establish
correct grades .and to replace the
tracks where necessary. ,
Centenarj of Red 3Ian to Bo Held
With Oregon Co-operation.
Jamea L. HImrod, representative of
the extension department of the Chi
cago Art Institute, spent yesterday in
Portland making arrangements for
local renresentation at the proposed
American Indian centenary to be held I
at Prairie du Cbien, Wis., August l
to SeDtember 10.
The centenary will Include histori
cal pageants, Indian opera, wild west
features and exhibits of Indian worK.
An attempt will be made to reproduce
the old Indian tribal customs.
Mr. Himrod conferred with Georgo
Himes, i curator of the Oregon His
torical society, on arrangements for
this state's, participation in the cen
tenary. One day of the exposition
probably will be set aside as "Old
Oregon day."
The site of the proposed centenary
exposition is at the junction of the
Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers. This
region'was the 6cene of many impor
tant Indian pow-wows in the early
days. a
Mr. Himrod left last night for the
Chemawa Indian school, where he will
speak on plans for the event.
Theodore Eliot, Biologist, to Join
University of Kansas Staff.
Theodore Eliot, president of House
I and of the Reed College chorus, will
leave next week for the University of
Kansas, where he has accepted a
teaching position on the staff of that
institution. Mr. Eliot is a major in
the biology department of Reed, hav
ing been a student assistant iivthat
department for the last year.
During his career at Reed he has
shown considerable ability in biologi
cal and medical lines. During the war
he was medical assistant in the local
Unit of the student army training
corps, where he repeatedly demon
strated his ability in the handling
of cases of influenza. During the last
year he has had charge of the campus
fish hatchery and at present he hasa
few thousand young salmon success
fully started on their life's career.
His work at the University of
Kansas will be -in the department of
biology. Aside from his duties -of in
trusion he will continue his. studies
in preparation for his doctor's degree.
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"Liberals" of Prosser Council Hold
Up All Appointments.
prcnRSKR. Wash.. Jan. 20 (Special.)
At the first meeting of the city
council under Prosser's -reiorm
mayor, E. W. Fry, he submitted the
following appointments.
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uregon msnmen ueciae to iveep eineeY, E. H. Stradling; police judge,
C. G. Baker; neaitn oiiicer, ur. xi
vnnh nark board. W. C. Sommers,
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, T. E. Brockhausen and A. tr. Mcrseu,
.Jan. 20. (Special.) So much adverse library board. P. A, wrignt.
-criticism was directed at the fresh- Much to the surprise of the mayor's
man class when it decided that $350 friends, the council immediately voted
was not enough money to give the unanimously to postpone conflrma-
annual freshman glee that the class tion until the next meeting, two weeks
changed its plans and now intends hence. There was no Intimation that
to keep the'expense well under 5300. the council would decline to contirra
The Oregon Dally Emerald conducted the appointments, though there had
a strong campaign against the high been a -Jet of politics under cover
cost of dancing, and this, combined preceding the council meeting,
with student sentiment, forced the Those opposing any radical reforms
first-year class to lower .its dance appeared to dominate me
This dance is one of the largest of
the year and a very popular event
The sophomore dance,, which is just
as big an affair, cost under $200
Dean Straub, class adviser, assisted
in the revision of the dance budget.
Xorth Bend Organization Elects
and Discusses Problems.
wnnTW BEND. Or.. Jan. 2d. (Spe-
COUNTY COURT IS SCORED ciau-or. p. j 7" chc0osmn
I president or the cnamuer or com-
Unfairness in Dividing Road Funds ;redent. and C. A. Smith, tern-
Charged Against Lano Jndse. porary secretary-treasurer, ine cnm-
ber, aside from noiamg its annual
EUGENE, Or.. Jan. 20. (Special.) I election, discussed problems confront
The Lane county court was unfair! jng the body in 1921 and decided to
ana siappea tne taxpayers in tne i forwirl nearby road, projects,
face" by the road budget for 1921,1 other members of the board of di
when it was adopted a few days ago, I .nra of the chamber than the of
according to a resolution adopted by(icerg are: George Hazeer, C. L.
the Sluslaw .chamber of commerce, I Brown H E Burmester, J. H. Greves,
representing the several towns in theJ T.nire-le. E. C. Mather. P. a
western part of the county. The reso- -woia, Archie Philip, C. S. Flitcroft,
iuuuu taucu lur a. ra i y -w rat i R jj McLaughlin, W. a. fainter,
taxpayers' meeting at an early date
to request the court to revise its
The resolution stated that the county
court had again, unfairly insisted upon
using much less money on the roads
in the western and northern ends of
the county than their fair share, and
had defied the taxpayers, ignoring
their recommendations and refusing
to be guided by their suggestions.
Henry Kern. C. G. Bock, C. K. Hud
son, AT- T. Lagerstrom, Emil Nelson,
Robert Banks, Mrs. M. Smith. -N
Thousands of Unemployed Men Re
ported in Distress.
TOLEDO, O., Jan. 20. .-Preparations
for the installation of a soup kitchen
where thousands of Toledo unem-f
ployed may be fed were made today
and may have to be put Into use al
most immediately, it was announced
by John R. Cowell, emergency labor
Today at the social service feder
ation nearly 2000 men without break
fast pleaded for Immediate work.
Some had as many as 11 children at
home unable to contribute to their
own support, it was said. Some came
with worn-out shoes and clothing so
ragged as to expose them, to the cold.
The council recently appropriated
Row Over Road Work End9 In Trial
In Justice Court.
GOLDENDALE, Wash., Jan. 20.
Special.) Lincoln Huot, arrested on
an assault charge last week upon
complaint of Fred Burgen, was found
not guilty by a jury in the Justice
court at Goldendale yesterday. Both
men are well-known farmers in the
Chamberlain flat section in Klicki
tat county.
The arrest of Huot followed a fist
fight in which Burgen was badly
beaten. The trouble, which took
place while the pair were working on
the county roads, started ovel the
manner in which the work was being j
done. ' As a aeiense iuot ciaimea
that Burgen called him a vil name
and then knocked him down.
Tacoma Mills Inspected.
to the American Wood Preservers' as
sociation and the National Tie Pro
ducers' union, on their way to the an
nual convention of the two bodies in
San Francisco,
Women's Activities
THE literature department of the
Portland Woman's club will meet
today at 2:30 o'clock at the home of
Mrs. S. A. Murhard, 775 Weiaier street.
Dr. Mae Cardwell will speak on. "A
Trip to Japan."
"Father Times" will be given tonight
at the auditorium of the Lincoln high
school with a number of prominent
Portland persons and children taking
part. The play, will be presented un
der the auspices of the Portland Wo
man's club to raise funds for the
woman s building. TicKets may oe
purchased Jit Sherman, Clay company
or at the auditorium.
Holman Parent-Teacher association
will entertain with a community dan
cing party tonight in the school assembly.
A meeting of the Portland Kinder
garten council will be held today at
3 p. m. at the Albina Homestead
The annual election of officers of
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 20. Lumber
men from all parts of the United
States inspected some of --the large
J25.00O to furnish work for idle men. J mills here today. They were delegates
secret of
the wondrous flavor
1,800,000 Caps W.ere Served
nt the
PANAMA-PACIFIC International
the Women's Advertising club will be
held at the luncheon meeting today
in the Tyrolean room of the Hotol
A community dance for married
folk only will be given tonight at
8 o'clock in the auditorium of the
Glencoe school. There will be no ad
mlsslon charge. The regular party
will be given as usual tomorrow
Miss Dorothy Reed will continue
her gymnasium class for girls this
term, meeting at 9:30. Straight floor
work and folk dances will be given.
Registrations have already begun
for the younger children's aesthetic
dancing class which has been ar
ranged by Miss Georgia Wey, physi
cal director of the T. W. C. A. This
class is for the benefit of the small
children and will meet on Saturday
mornings at 11:30. Miss Wey has
planned an interesting scries of les
sons to continue throughout the term I
of 15 weeks. The present beginners'
class will meet next term at 10:39
under Miss Wey, doing more advanced
SEASIDE, Or., Jan. 19 (Special.) t
Monday evening. January 17, at the
Knights of Pythias hall, the Seaside
Women's club gave a benefit card
party, the proceeds to go toward a
scholarship loan fund. More than 100
were entertained. Members of the
committee were Mesrtames Donner
berg, Montag. Miller, Eichorn, Roglea
and Jackson.
The annual election of officers at
the Tatton home board of managers
will be held at the home today at 2
o'clock.' Alt members of the associa
tion are requested to attend.
Donations for the rummage sale to'
he conducted by the Parent-Teacher
associations of the city will be re
ceived Monday and Tuesday at 2IS
Second street, where the sale is to be
held. Further announcements or
plans will be made later by Mrs.
eorge L. Williams, ctiairman.
New, Lower Prices Now On
Girls' and Boys' Wear
Every article in our stock which we own at the PEAK price has
been lowered 20 to 30 per cent
Hundreds of items we own and are pricing on a LOWEH MARKET
due to our forehandednesa in buying. Your dollars will reach
as far or farther here than in any Portland store.
New Wash Dresses for Girls
2 to 14 Years
A fresh, crisp express shipment of newest styled, fine Gingham
and Chambray Dresses fast colors and excellent in style ..and
Now on Display $3 to $7.50
Boys' Wash Suits Reduced
Were $3.50 to $7.50 Now 2.50 to $5.50
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Shoes rOtufitter-Fft'- Children year Alder
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