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ONE OF LATEST ENTRANTS IN THE OREGONIAN'S BEAUTY
Prominent Medford Ku Klux
Accused of Kidnaping.
THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1922
TWO MEN , ARE MISSING
Jackson County Grand Jury Said
to Hare Interested Itself in
MEDFORD, Or., July 27. (Spe
cial.) Charges that prominent
members of the Medford realm of
the Ku Klux Klan spirited away
one important -witness, S. B. Standi
fer, Eubpenaed to testify before the
present grand jury, Into the moun
tains, and supplied sufficient pro
Visions to care for him and his fam
ily for a number of weeks will be
presented to the jury before the
present investigation ends, it Is re
ported. Standifer, who has been employed
for some months as a special county
agent to arrest violators of the pro
hibition la$r, according to stories
going the rounds, was a member of
one of the "necktie parties" under
Standifer In Poor Health.
On July 19, when the calling of
the special grand jury to investigate
sight riding in Jackson county, fol
lowed by possible indictment of
prominent klansmen, was the only
talk heard ' In Medford, word was
received by "a number .of Mefford
men that Standifer And his family
were to be taken tjie' following
morning to the mountains by klans
men. In fact. It was reported that
the trip was discussed at a klan
meeting held that night. The Standl
fers would remain In one particular
place for a time, so the story goes,
and then would be moved to- some
other place. '
The duration of his stay, it was
eaid, would depend entirely upon his
physical condition, it having been
reported that Standifer was not
feeling his best. Some say that his
supposed connection with the night
riders had preyed upon his mind to
euch an extent that a long rest was
Family Leaves at Dawn. ;
At all events, the grand jury prob
ably will hear the story of how a ;
large'truck belonging to a Medford
klansman, loaded with four men and
two weeks' provisions, pulled out
from Standlfer's home at 4:05
o'clock the morning of July 20. A
few moments later a touring car,
belonging to a Portland man, whose
identity will be bared to the grand
jury, followed from the Standifer
place with Mr. and Mrs. Standifer
and the latter's daughter.
According to reliable reports, the
grand jurV will be told ' how the
truck and automobile were driven
out of Medford, how certain roads
leading into the seclusion of the
mountains nearby were followed,
an-d finally, when it was believed
that members of the Standifer party
discovered they were being trailed,
the four men on the truck traded
places wlfh the Standifers and made
a hasty retreat in the automobile.
Another Witness Missing. ,
Another witness under subpena,
who cannot "be located, is Dr. Jouet
P. Bray, chiropractor, who is said
to have been called upon to revive
J. F. Hale after the latter had been
hanged from a limb of a tree.
Witnesses who have testified be
fore the grand jury tell the story of
l,ow Dr. Bray is one of the men who
can be identified positively as a
member of this now famous mid
Dr. Bray, according to advices
from his office, Jeft Baker on Tuesr
day for "somewhere" in the interiot.
His purpose, it was explained, is a
fishing expedition, and he time of
his return is speculative.
Witnesses called before the grand
jury today we're quizzed as to their
knowledge of th Hank Johnson
case, it was said. Johnson, who lives
at Jacksonville, according to the
story going the rounds, was indicted
by the klan trial court for having
etolen chickens and for that reason
f-hould 'be punished by the klansmen.
son tells, Alex Norris, janito of the
Jacksonville school, and E. C. York
. came to his home near Jacksonville
and asked him to accompany them
to Ashland, where they planned to
dig a gasoline tank out of the
ground and bring it to Jacksonville.
Instead of following the main
highway, Johnson says, the machine
turned up a side roa4, leading to the
mountains, ana alter some maneu
"nng ine car was held up by a
group of men and Johnson was
taken from the car. placed in sn
other car and later taken to a lonely
spot where a noose was fastened
about his neck.
.Johnson, it is said, was not actu
any iiangea, out ne was given a
warning that unless he mended his
ways he would be sent into eter
nity via the rope route.
According to some of the stories
tdld by witnesses who have been
before the grand jury, chicken steal
ing by Johnson was the principal
topic of discussion at a house
gathering of men and women and it
is reported that Perry Wyncoop,
who was called as a witness before
the jury today,- made notes after
tlie conversation ended.
It is Wyncoop who-is said to have
presented the evidence against John- i
son to the "klan court" j
There are some witnesses who
havte been, or are to be, called be
fore the grand jury who say that
the mask found near the spot where
Johnson was taken was blue and
mp.iches bunting that is known to
huve been in the Jacksonvilleschool.
Rope Destroyed by Fire.
It . is also reported that Norris
jJWoauiy can teii me grana jury, lr
he will, just how the rope used at
the Johnson party was procured and
how the same rope later was de
stroyed by fire.
C. E. ("Pop") Gates, mayor of
Medford, prominently mentioned as
a)ossible Ku Klux candidate for the'
republican nomination for governor
of Oregon, and later regarded as a
possible independent candidate for
i the same office, was a witness be
fore the grand jury today. ,
It is not known just what Mayor
Gates revealed to the jurors, but
it is said in Medford that Mayor
Gates was a klansman some months
before he "joined" the order on .invi
tation of some of the leaders. Just
' as a sidelight, a Medford newspaper
is calling upon Mayor Gates to ex
plain why he is permitting the dis
tribution of affidavits signed by
klansmen supporting D. M. Lowe,
recall candidate for sheriff, against
Sheriff Terrill at the special elec
This newspaper points out that a
city ordinance prohibits the circula-
MISS HELEN BOYD OF ST. HELENS.
tion of dodgers advertising a dance,
but that, nothing has been done to
stop the circulation of the election
. Grand Jnror Witne.
A. E. Fleming, a member of the
last grand jury, was called into the
grand jury room today, as a wit
ness. It is common report about
town that the last, grand jury seri
ously considered the return of in
dictments against some of the night
riders' and there are some who in
sist that Fleming's persuasive
powers caused them to refrain from
so doing. -
Another witness called today was
O. D. Frazier, reputed to be secre
tary of the Medford klan. It is said
that all of the known members of
the klan called before the grand
jury have been given full oppor
tunity of aiding the state in fixing
the responsibilities for the outrages
that have occurred in Jackson
Whether any of them have availed
themselves of the opportunity, or
BEAUTIES WHL PARADE
MISS PORTLAND TO TAKE
PART IX PAGEANT.
Bathers' Revue to Be Included iu
Tests to Determine Ameri
ca's Prettiest Girl.
Because Oregon girls are, gen
erally speaking, real water nymphs,
Miss Portland, winner of The Ore
gonian beauty contest, whoever she
may be, will be specially pleased
with one of the many bits of en
tertainment offered by the Atlantic
City, N. J., pageant of beauty in
The bathers' revue, that is more
and more a popular feature of the
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Mall at once to Beauty Contest Editor, The Oregonlan, Portland, Or.
have stood upon their constitutional
rights and refused to divulge any
information, Is not known.
Some interesting testimony con
cerning the klan no doubt was laid
before the jury by B. F. .Lindas,
Medford attorney, who is associate
editor of the Pacific Record Herald,
an anti-klan publication.
Mr. Lindas has instituted suit for
$25,000 against the klan for alleged
defamation of character for having
been reported to be a member of
"an organization- so disreputable as
the klan." .
Klan officials announced that Mr.
Lindas had applied for membership
in the organization and has been
"black-balled." Mr. Lindas denies
having ' made application, saying
that he was solicited for member
ship and, being Interested to learn
just what the klan proposed to do
in Jackson county, led the petition
ers to believe for a time that he was
considering the question of joining.
But when they announced that his
membership had been voted upon
with disastrous effect Mr. Lindas
immediately reported to the civil
court to recover damages.
annual pageant, is a big splash into
the Atlantic surf, with places for
everyone to compete for prizes.
Although men, children of all ages,
athletes and comedy entries, with
grotesque costumes, form a large
part of the entries, Misis Portland
will be Interested most of all in the
parade of the beauties from all sec
tions of the United States and Can
ada, to the number of 72, when
these girls, picked from among mil
lions by careful judges, will march
in bathing costumes and be ad
judged for their perfection.
T-h,is parade will help the judges
decide which of all those entered is
th most beautiful'girl in America
and who will be declared queen of
beauty for 1922. It is a high honor,
indeed, and it is believed locally
that there is every reason to be
lieve Oregon's choice may wellbe
adjudged worthy of the laurel
Sacrifice on Men's
When we opened as a Men's Store we resolved
to turn our stocks every season. We are carry
ing out that resolve. We don't care what the
cost may be, we are going to turn our stock
fast and open each season with brand new
stocks. Now, while you, the public, want sea
sonable merchandise, is our time to sell. We
would much rather sell at a drastically reduced
price than to carry the merchandise over.
That's the whole story.
know that our regular prices are low now,
with the prices here advertised, you can figure
for yourself what a great sale this is.
We Are Ready!
Plenty of Salesmen!
Doors Open at 9 A. M. Today
Bank Would Change Name.
THE OREGONIAN NEWS SURE AU,
Washington, D. C, July 27. Appli
cation has been filed by the First
Guaranty . Bank of South Bend,
Wash., to convert to the First Na
tional Bank of South Bend:
Kelso Eagles to Picnic.
KELSO. Wash., July 27. (Spe
cial.) Kelso and Castle Rock aeries
of Eagles will unite in a big picnic
at Tucker between Castla Rock and
Kelso Sunday, August 6. There will
be a dance at the Tucker grange
hall Saturday evening, July 5. This
will be one of the biggest picnics
ever held in southwest Washington,
a number of prominet speakers be
ing on the programme. A barbecue
will be one of the features.
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$6.00 Fine Felt Hats ............ .$4.35
$3.00 Fine Cloth Hats ......... . . .$1.85
$2.50 Fine Cloth-Caps $1.45
. $1.50 New Dress Shirts at 85c
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$3.50 New Dress Shirts.at . . ..... .$2.35
$1.00 Athletic Union Suits 69c
$1.50 Fine Knit Union Suits . . .... . .98c
$1.00 Balbriggan Shirts or Drawers.. 69c
$5.00 Dress Shoes, Fine Qualities. . .$3.40
$7.50 Dress Shoes, Fine Qualities . .$4.95
$10.00 Dress Shoes, Fine Qualities. .$6.80
$5.00 White Canvas Oxfords ...... .$3.20
15c Black or Brown Socks .......... 8c
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75c Silk Mixed Socks . . 48c
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$1.00 Four-in-Hand Ties .69c
$1.50 Four-in-Hand Ties 95c
. FOR OUTING WEAR
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$5.00 Fine Flannel Shirts for .....$3.30
$4.00 Good Pants .............. . . $2.45
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$7.50 Good Pants .$4.95
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No less than 5 nor more than 20 shares to any one
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Machinists ........... .... 70 cents per hour
Blacksmiths ... . . 70 cents per hour
Sheet Metal Workers .......... 70 cents per hour
Electricians 70 cents per houi
Stationary Engineers Various rates
Stationary Firemen Various rates
Boilermakers . . ............ 70c to 702 per hour
Passenger Car Men 70 cents per hour
Freight Car Men 63 cents per hour
Helpers, all classes .' 47 cents per hour i
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