Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 29, 1922, Page 3, Image 3

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here, today were relieved of their
commissions when the former ad
mitted to James Lewis, warden of
the ' institution, that he recently
made a trip to northern California
in search of which Robert H.
LeRoy, a prisoner, said he had
cached in the Siskiyou' mountains.
Warden Lewis said that LeRoy,
who was committed to the peniten
tiary from Malheur county some time
ago to serve a term for assault with
a dangerous weapon, a few weeks
Charge Purchases Balance of Month Will Appear on August Bills
Supplies to Be Controlled on
Priority Basis.
Stolen Goods Are. Identified;
Wife Arrested, Too.
I ago informed L. Chance, another
j prisoner, that he had cached ap
proximately $6500 near Glenns
Ferry, Idaho, and between J2000 and
r3000 in the Siskiyou mountains a
Merit Onljr
short distance south of the Califor
nia line.
Chance, m turn, was alleged
to- have informed Geer and Haiel-
Girls' Sweaters and Jersey Blouses
in Styles That Are New
Ex - Vice - President pt Southern
Ex - Policeman, Reputed Dis
charged for Taking Bootleg
'ger's Bribe, Is Jailed. .
Railway and War Purchasing
Agent Is Appointed.
et "Merchandise of cJ
(By the Associated Tress.) Henry
( B. Spencer, ex-vice-president of the
Southern railway and general pur
chasing agent for the wartime rail
road administration, tonight was ap
pointed federal coal administrator
for the duration of the present
strike emergency by President Har
s Mr. Spencer becomes administra
tive member of the distribution
committee,, which will control dis
tribution of available coal supplies
on a priority basis to essential in
dustries and utilities.
With the announcement of crea
tion of the office of coal adminis
trator, confidence was expressed at
the White House that production of
coal, regardless of rail and mme
strikes, eventually would be In
creased to the point where it would
be adequate for the country s needs.
President Harding felt so assured on
this point, it was said, that he con
templated no further movement in
the coal strike situation.
Advisory Committee Named.
Secretary Hoover, who announced
Mr. Spencer s selection by President
Harding for the vacancy on the cen
tral committee, made public also
names of operators from coal pro
ducing districts so far designated as
members of the advisory committee,
which is a part of the federal or
ganization for maintaining coal
prices and insuring fuel distribution.
They Ore: C. E. Bockus of New York,
chairman, for Virginia; E. L. Doug
las of Cincinnati, for Kentucky;
George S. Francis of Greensburg,
Pa., for Pennsylvania; E. C. Mahon
of Knoxville, for Tennessee; W. J
Magee of Charleston, W. Va., and E.
E. White of Glen White, W. Va., for
West Virginia.
C t:. Tuttle or JMew York- was
named advisor to the committee on
lake and northwest movement and
Le Baron S. Willard of New York,
advisor on bunker and tidewater
23 Governors Give Aid.
The governors of 23 states, Mr.
Hoover announced, have "undertaken
to erect the necessary administra
tion to control profiteering and dis
tribution of coal within their bor
ders. "
States which have reported steps
to set up this machinery, include
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
Wisconsin, North .Dakota, Minne
sota, Maine,. Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Is
land, New York, New Jersey, Mary
land, Pennsylvania, West Virginia,
Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Louisiana.
Photo Copyright by Underwood.
Mary Agnes Vitehestain of Pittsburg. Pa., 14-year-old mixture of Billy
Sunday and the old-time Methodist evangelist, is a buxom miss, as straight
as an arrow and with a keen sense of the dramatic. She took her New
York congregation' by storm last Sunday evening in the Gospel Tabernacle
church when she denounced evolution and the "Higher criticism" in regular
Billy Sunday style. .
- The girl is never- still from the minute she gives her text until the
last "amen," and denounces the evolutionists who teach "bunk."
Man Who Collapsed on Edge of
Cliff and Fell Noted for
, Mountain Scaling.
GLACIER PARK, Mont., July 28.
Recovered late last night on a
rocky ledge , half way up Mount
Siyeh, the body of Dr. Frank B
Wynn of , Indianapolis, killed here
yesterday when he fell from the
" trail during an attempted scaling
of the mountain, has been taken to
Cutbank, Mont., for a coroner's ex
amination. It will be sent from
Cutbank to Indianapolis late today,
The rest of the party of which
Dr. Wynn was the leader are re.
turning to 4he Glacier National
park lentrance, their trip having
been abandoned. Doctor Wynn had
reached almost the 10.000-foot level
when he collapsed, -presumably
from an apopleptic stroke, and
plunged over the edge of the" nar
row cliff wall on which the party
was crossing. . His body dropped
300 feet.
His death marks the end of i
"career filled with dangerous adven
tures on the mountain peafks of
America and Europe. He was
years old and. for 3a years had been
a leader of mountain-climbing ac
tivities. He had placed the em
blem of the American Alpine club,
of which he was president, on ten
of the highest peaks in Glacier park.
and this year had hoped to plant
it on the summit of Mount Siyeh,
which on two previous occasions
he had failed to reach.
Dr. Wynn had rendered invalu
able service to the National Parks
bureau at Washington, providing
them with data on the various
peaks of the country.
(Continued From First Page.)
room in the Federal bulding here
listening to testimony concerning
the night riders who have taken at
least three men into the mountains
and given them a modern touch of
an old-fashioned "lynching bee."
Bootblack Goes Into Hiding;.
Fearful that the same night riders
who took him to a lonely spot on
the crest of the Siskiyous, and thrice
'swung him to the limb of a tree,
might repeat the performance,
Arthur Burr, negro bootblack and
barber shop porter, left a north
bound train somewhere in Califor
nia and went into hiding.
Burr, who was hanged imme
diately following his release from
the Jackson county Jail, on April 19,
was located recently in Modesto,
Cal., and arrangements were per
fected to have him return to Med
ford to appear before the special
grand Jury that is now investigat
ing Ku Klux Klan activities in this
Burr Starts for Medford.
Word was received from the chief
of police that Burr had boarded a
certain northbound train, with a
ticket marked to Medford, after re
ceiving assurance of being met near
the Oregon-California line by offi
cers who would give him safe pas
sage into Medford and protect him
while in this city.
But when the train on which he
was supposed to have arrived
reached the Oregon line. Burr could
not be found. Negro porters who
probably knew Burr gave no infor
mation and officers conducting the
investigation became greatly per
turbed. .
Nightriders Are Feared.
However, late today. Thomas Word,
connected with - the United States
department of justice, who is as
signed to this case, finally learned
Just wRere Burr left the train and
arranged for the completion of his
Journey. Reports received here are
that Burr is in mortal fear of the
nightriders of Jackson county. This
witness, it is said, will have no dif
ficulty in identifying the men who
invited him to ride from the Jack
sonville Jail to Medford and who
turned him over to some 15 men,
robed and masked, who composed
the "necktie party."
It is also believed that he will be
able to tell the grand Jury the
names of some of the men who took
part in the "night ride."
Grand Jnry Adjourns.
. The grand Jury adjourned its ses-"
sion tonight until Monday morning
in deference to the religious beliefs
of Paul Pearce, one of the Jurors,
who belongs, to the Seventh-Day
As a result of this adjournment
it is not probable that all of the
evidence in the case can be laid be
fore the Jury before Tuesday noon.
The Jurors will retire for delibera
tion as soon as the evidence has
been fully presented.
Today but three witnesses were
called into the Jury room. One
was Hank Johnson of Jacksonville,
who is one of the victims of the.
nightriders. The others were Alex
Norris and Thomas A. Goodie, both
of Jacksonville, who took Johnson
to Ashland and who were held up
on their return by masked men who
took Johnson from them.
Two Stories Are Told.
One hears two stories on this
subject, one is that Norris, Janitor
of the : Jacksonville school, and
Goodie, his son-in-law, are innocent
of any wrong doiitg.
Norris sticks to the story that as
they were returning to Jacksonville
a group of masked men stopped
them, poked guns at trim and took
Johnson and E. C. York away from
them. Then they were ordered to
proceed without delay.
But the other side of the story,
already before the grand jury, is
that Norris and Gobdie took John
son to Ashland for no other purpose
than to turn him over to the night-
riders and that the explanation of
the ride was to obtain a gas tank
in Ashland for Goodie's garage at
Two hours were consumed, it is
said, in traveling about Jacksonville
to locate Johnson and have him aid
in bringing the gasoline tank back.
while it id pointed out that there
were many young men who could
have gone on the mission Just as
Versions Are in Conflict.
Ashland was reached during the
afternoonand the tank loaded into
the truck, but instead of coming
back to Jacksonville, it is said, they
waited to have -dinner in Ashland
and then started back.
At Voorhies crossing an automo
bile passed the Goodie 'truck and
then turned back. Norris, at the
time, is said to have explained that
this car probably was following
them because 'the -truck lights had
gone out. What the grand Jury is
attempting to determine is whether
Norris and Goodie really had any
thing to do with the' kidnaping.
Officials are still searching for
four important witnesses who have
been subpenaid but who cannot be
located for service. Dr. J. A. Brady
is still on a fishing trip in eastern
Oregon, S. B. Standifer is "resting"
in the mountains and Dwight Vi
mont, another important witness,
has not been, located since the issu
ance of the subpena.
One of- Foui? Huge Cables Sup
porting Bridge Out o'f Saddle.
' NEW YORK, July 28. Discovery
that one of the four huge cables
which support ""the famous old
Brooklyn bridge had slipped from
its saddle was the cause for the
issuance of an order last month re
moving motor traffic from the
bridge, Grover A. Whalen, commis
sioner of plants and structures, an
nounced today. In a letter to Mayor
Hylan' the commissioner recom
mended rebuilding the bridge and
the construction of an additional
bridge to care for the growing traf
fic between Manhattan and Long
Island. '
Commissioner Whalen declared
that the old bridge was safe for the
present curtailed traffic.
Frank Melvin,' 39, who claims to
have been a member of the Seattle
police force .from 1901 to 1920, was
arrested late yesterday afternoon by
Inspectors Goltz. Schum and Morak
on a charge of burglary. His wife,
Eunice, 22 years old, was arrested
and Jailed on the same charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin are accused
of -robbing the home of Mrs. W. L.
Bramkamp, 303 Hamilton avenue, on
the morning of July 26. Mrs. Bram
kamp reported the lose of $400 worth
of jewelry, clothing, a rifle and a
kodak, most of which was recovered
yesterday afternoon in ,the rooms of
the ex-policeman and his wife at
145 East Twelfth street.
Entrance was gained by removing
glass from the front door. A park
attendant-furnished the only clew,
reporting that he noticed a man and
a woman about the house Wednes
day morning. Inspectors fastened
upon two families their suspicion. A
determining factor as that Melvin
was in the- employ of a Front street
wholesale grocer, and' the robbery
was committed on the Csay of the i
grocers' picnic when he wosjjd have
oeen at liberty during the oxy.
Stolen Blonse Identified. ,
When the inspectors visited the
Melvin home yesterday afternoon, in'
company with Mrs. Bramkamp, they
asserted that they found Mrs. Mel
vin wearing a blouse that had been
taken in the robbery. Mrs. Bram
kamp identified that garment and
others which lay about the rooms in
plain view. Mrs. Bramkamp was ac
quainted with Mrs. Melvin, police
say, and refused to suspect her of
any part in the burglary until she
recognized her own property on the
person of the young woman.
After Mrs. Melvin had been ar
rested and taken to headquarters
inspectors arrested her husband.
They said he maintained innocence,
refusing to admit guilt even after
Mrs. Bramkamp's identification of
the goods. He asserted that he Jiad
been in possession of the stolen arti
cles "for a long time." .
Melvin Is ex-Officer.'
Melvin told Captain Moore that he
Joined the Seattle police department
in 1901, having the rating of ser
geant when he left the service in
1920. He said that he was accused
by Chief Warren of taking a1 boot-
egger's bribe. The chief suspended
him and was upheld by the civil
service commission. MeJvin said he
was told he could return to work at
the reduced rating of patrolman, but
that he refused to do so, severed his
connection with the department and
came to Portland.
About the time he left the police
department Melvin was married. His
wife isa woman of simple,, prepos
cessing appearance and no one but
a policeman would ever suspect her
of being party to a burglary. Both
are held without bail.
Of the ; goods stolen from Mrs.
Bramkamp, all were recovered in
the Melvin home with the excep
tion of a diamond ring and one or
two less valuable articles of jewelry.
John Melvin, Seattle police ex
sergeant, arrested here for
wood of the caches. Geer declared,
however, that the search was un
successful, it was said that Geer
involved Hazelwood in the plan to
search for the caches.
Horse Falls on Jack Richardson
at Dallas Celebration.
DALLAS, Or., July 28. (Special.)
Jack Richardson, a local xrider,
was hurt seriously today when his
horse fell on him in the opening
of the round-un being held here as
a three-day event. Richardson was
taken to a hospital, where it was
said that he was shaken up badly
and might have internal injuries.1
There were-20 entries for the-13
events on the programme. There
is a prize of $1000 for the winner
of the main event.
There was only a fair crowd.
The programme included he riding
of. wild steers, horses and mules,
besides races and a roping contest.
It's the place for your picnic a
day or week-end outing. Ideal camp
ground at Lake Grove. Round trip
fare 50c, Oswego 40c. "Red", electric
cars provide frequent service at con
venient hours. Inquire at Southern
Pacific ticket office. Fourth street
at Stark. Main 8800. Adv.
1190 in Penitentiary.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., July 27.
(Special.) Records at the peni
tentiary showed 1190 convicts on the
rolls, according to Warden Pace to
day. Of these, however, 444 are on
parole, leaving 746 in the institution.
They are segregated as follows:
Shoe factory, 35; farm and., lawns,
70; trusties, 40; license department,
83, steward's department, 63: mis
cellaneous, 455. In the miscellane
ous list are tWe men in the tailor
shop, barber'shop, band and other
departments. .
Farmers at Prescott and 'Dixie
to Try New Grain.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., July 28.
(Special.) Farmers of Prescoti
and Dixie district today ordered
three carloads of certified wheat
seed. Two carloads of turkey red
are for farmers of the Prescott sec
tion and a carload of Jenkins club
is for farmers around Dixie.
All three carloads will be bought
in Umatilla county, Oregon. W. H
Talley. county agent, who has been
urging the purchase of this wheat,
stated that the plan is to investi
gate the soil thoroughly in the va
rious districts and then find the
wheat most suitable for that par
ticular type of soil.
Are Accused of Searching for Con
vict's Reported Cache. '
SALEM. Or., July 28. (Special.)
E. V. Geer and O. E. Hazelwood.
guards at the state penitentiary
. J. F. N. Colburn, Director
6 to 8 and 9:30 to 11:30
1. "Coo Coo," Fox Trot...
. . . Jolson and De Sylva
2. "By the Sapphire Sea,"
; Waltz Ted Snyder
3. "Carmen," Selection
4. "Troubles," Fox Trot. . .
v L. Reynolds
5. "Summer Days," Valse
Lente . . . . H. S. Perkins
6. "Panamericana," Inter-
mezzo. . .Victor Herbert
7. " 'Neath the South Sea
. Moon," Fox Trot "
..Hirsch, Stamper, Buck
8. "Santiago," Spanish
.Waltz A. Corbin
Washington St.
388 Washington Street
Near Tenth
Girls' Slip-On
Sweaters Are $2.95
and $3.95 to $5.95. The styles the
girls areN wearing- round and V-neck,
long sleeves and belts. What girl but will .
want one when she sees these in the new
solid colors, stripes and plaids? They're
for girls of 12 to 16 years.
Girls' Jersey
Blouses Are $2.95
Comfortable, practical, natty these
jersey blouses in the slip-on style. They
have Peter Pan collars of white linen,
turn-back cuffs, pockets and narrow
string belts. Sizes for girls of 1 6 to 20
years. Many of the new shades.
Girls' Apparel Section On the Fourth Florfr Llpman, Wolfe & Co.
5 S
The feature act sawing the beau
tiful French girl, Mile. A. Pierrie
fette, in two. will take place in the
ball park.
, This act is known the world over
as a great mystery box act, and
has taken years to perfect and is
today one of the unsolved mysteries
to the general public who do not
follow this profession. .
The above named act can be seen
at Crystal Lake Park, July 29th, at
the picnic given by Veterans of For
eign Wars to the public holding
tickets. Adv.
Durant Four Star Durant Six
After August 5; 1922, our present offering of
DURANT MOTORS, INC., at $36.00 will be perma
nently withdrawn and no more offering of these
highly desirable shares will be made at any price.
fto less than 5 nor more than 20 shareto any one
person. These are sold on basis of $3.00 per share
per month. T v
Greatest Showing in the West
Lipman, Wolfe & Co. Presents
a Superb Collection of the
Felt Hats
A Huge. Shipment Just Received
from New York Three Marvelous Groups
$5 $7.50 $10
Felt hats are the "rage" from one end of the country to the
other. No woman can consider her present wardrobe complete
without one. How important it is that this store so quickly and
so fully heeds the situation how much more important since ,
the supply of. felt hats cannot even now keep pace with the
Our millinery buyer in New York was wired to buy as many
felt hats as he could at the "right prices." He did not get
enough, but, he secured so many that practically our entire
millinery section will be filled with them today greatest
showing west of Chicago and three prices $5, $7.50 and $10.
See These Hats in Our Window The Sale Today
Millinery Section On the Third Floor Lipman. Wolfe & Co.
735 Northwestern Bank Bldg., Portland, Or.
C. H. McCabe, Mgr. ' v
Please send me full information on Durant Motors, Inc.
Name .
For Shops and Roundhouse
v . 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 70 per hour
Passenger Car Men 70 cents per hour
Freight Car Men 63 cents per hour
Helpers, all classes 47 cents per hour
Mechanics and helpers are allowed time and one-half
' for time worked in excess of eight hours per day.
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