17 WITNESSES VANIS ONE OF LATEST ENTRANTS IN THE OREGONIAN'S BEAUTY CONTEST. id Prominent Medford Ku Klux Accused of Kidnaping. THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1922 O PROBE if TWO MEN , ARE MISSING Jackson County Grand Jury Said to Hare Interested Itself in Alleged Interference. 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 investigation. , 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 essential. 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 night es-eapade. 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. Chicken-Stealing Figures. 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 tion Saturday. 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 leaflets. . 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 county. . 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 early September. The bathers' revue, that is more and more a popular feature of the BEAUTY TOURNAMENT NOMINATION THE OREGONIAN ATLANTIC CITY CONTEST Name .' . Residence Name of Parents When was picture taken ? INSTRUCTIONS: Fill in with pencil and paste coupon on back of picture. We are not responsible for loss of photograph or damage. 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 crown. - A Marvelous Sacrifice on Men's Seasonable Merchandise The Reason! 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. 250,000 Portland People 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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