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TIIE 3rORXIXG OREGOXIAX, SATURDAY, OCTOBER T. 1922
122 WDMEN FIGURE
PIN MURDER CASE
Slain Chicagoan's Associ
ates Are Identified.
BOOTLEGGER IS CHEATED
Officer Expresses Belief That One
of Husbands Is Slayer;
AVives Give Aid.
' Bf EDWARD DOHERTY. ,
I (By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
; LOS AXGELKS, Cal., Oct. 6. F. A.
; Bell, deputy sheriff, left Los An
freles late today, taking with him
' documents signed by women con
fessions that may lead to the mur-
derer of Guy N. Dernier, former Chi
Dernier, once manager of the ship
ping department of Montgomery
Ward & Co., was found strangled
and floating in an irrigation canal
I near Phoenix. Ariz., September 12.
? Investigation showed that 22
' prominent and wealthy women had
' been intimate with him, that some
" or them had given him money, and
" that there were many other women
involved in his affairs. One was a
'r 16-year-old housemaid.
Nome Hunband Suspected.
' Deputy Sheriff Bell obtained state
: menta from nine of the 22 women
21 of whom are wives. He had to
threaten some with prosecution, it
, is said. Others were eager to talk.
" "I can't say yet, of course, what
these women have told .me," Bell
declared before the train pulled out,
. "but they have given me a lot of
There's a bootlegger in this
thing, too, and while he may have
killed Dernier, w'e are inclined to
5 think that one of the 21) husbands i
' did the job. We are almost certain
5 of it.
Bootlegger I Cheated.
"Dernier had cheated this boot
legger out of $1300. We have not
talked to the bootlegger yet. We've
: been too busy checking up on the
"The dead man kept three 'dope
i hooks.' In them he put down the
' names and addresses of his women
t' friends But he was cautious. He
I once told a friend that nobody but
himself could make out his en
2 tries. It has given us a good many
f hours' study, this cautiousness of
' his, but we've got a lot of evidence
out of it.
! "For instance, some of these worn
i en I talked to yesterday and today
! were listed only as addresses. It
I required work to find out their
' names, and get their stories. Some
t of them wept. Some of them
; laughed. One of . them, the only
one of the 22 rich women who is not
i married, was frightened only when
I told her that Dernier was damaged
Women's Names Listed
"Some of the women were listed
1 under street names. Like-this-
Oeorge Adams, 1817 Lillian street.
I The names are fictitious, of course,
s and just by way of illustration. We
i would find that by this was meant
Lillian Adams. 1817 George street
"In other cases he wrote out
i names and addresses, color of hair
and eyes and other details, and such
r- notations as 'Call nights,' 'Husband
' works days.'
"He was a respectable business
man up to 14 months ago, living a
decent, clean life, so far as any-
body knew, anra everybody liked
" him. Then they started the New
t Phoenix Country club and made him
, secretary. They gave him a share
i.f stock for little or nothing. And
his character began to change.
; "There seems to have been plenty
" to drink at the club and Dernier
1 was thrown with drinking women.
He took to drinking heavily him
v self, to going around with other
men's wives, and to borrowing
: money from them.
I Fund Declared Kept.
I "Had he lived he would have been
indicted by the federal government,
1 charged with fraud. The federal
1 people say that Dernier learned
ij what refunds were due to various
persons and that he got these re
; funds and kept them, posing as an
income tax expert.
"He did not confine himself either,
by the way, to the wives of club
home here Sundav night,-' was
years old and a well-known Oregon
educator, having for 20 years oper
ated the Capital Normal school of
Salem. He was. born near Newcas
tle. Morgan county. Ohio. He en
listed in the 77th Ohio volunteers at
the age of 16, was wounded and
captured at Marks Mills. Mr. Kraps
entered Wesleyan university at
Bloomington, 111., and began his life
work teaching there. In 1879 he
married Louisa E. Crumbaugh, who
survives him. He taught his first
school in Oregon at Pratum in 1890.
In 1914 he constructed a school
building in Tew Park, Salem, where
he conducted school until February,
1921, when he retired, having com
pleted 50 years of teaching. Be
sides his widow he is survived by
two sons. Leo J. Kraps of Lon,
Beach, Wash., and Kent S. Kraps
Taylor Sand ford.
Taylor Sandford. former Portland
resident and "press" operator on
The Oregonian In 1917, died Septem
ber 27 in Yakima, Wash. He
the son of Mrs. R. P. . Kinne of
Yakima, Wash., and was born De
cember 29, 1892. ' Of late years he
was in the employ of the Interna
tional News Service and Associated
Press in Chicago. He is survived
by his widow. Interment was at the
Tahomar cemetery at Yakima.
SACRIFICE MM TP ACT
ALICE HILLS PLAYS "HOME
LIEST HJEROIXE" PART.
Katiska, in "Take It From 3Ie
at Heilig, Held Obstacle of
Ugliness to Be Hurdled.
Alice Hills, who is the life and
joy of the party in "Take It From
Me" at the- Heiligr, is much of the
same opinion as the prima donnas
who have played Katish-a. "She is
to my way of thinking the homeli
est heroine in opera or drama and
yet I have never known a real
members. We know that h& was in-
, timate with lots of others, house
maids, a little 16-year-old girl.
..working- in the home of one of the
22 wealthy women, was his victim
also. Her parents knew nothing- of
It. either, until the sheriff's office
"1 don't wonder he was killed
2iirtd out there some nine miles
from Phoenix, choked from behind,
stripped of his clothes, flung into
yie ditch. It happened between
noon and 1 o'clock. And apparently
nobody saw it. e have mtorma
tlon. however, that Dernier had re
-reived a messajre from a woman i
short time before he was slain, also
that he had called up a woman.
There is no doubt the trap was
baited with a woman."
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Permission to Copy Local
PUBLICITY DRIVE BEGUN
General Secretary of Highway As
sociation Says That Xorth
tvest Will Benefit.
Alice Hill. plHyiixe
n "'lake It
From Mo' at the HeiliR.
artist who hesitated to play the
role of vatisha simply because she
had to be made up uprly. A real and
abiding love for one's art will
hurdle an obstacle of that sort.
Handsome women sing-ers so on
blacken insr their teeth, screwing
their hair into tight knots, and
making- themselves into Katishas
and all for art's sake. So when the
role of Klla Abbott, homely spinster,
fell to my lot five years ago and
I've been playing- it steadily for five
years, let me add in parenthesis I
put my vanity in the discard. My
own hair I wear bobbed for conven
ience and it's naturally curly, and I
have lots of it. But I screw it all
under a wispy, tight, ratty wig. I
make-lines on my face where Nature
has not yet made any and I shoe
horn myself into a costume that is
fearful and wonderful. I repeat it's
all for art's sake."
iliss Hills is a land owner. Just
an hour's ride out from New York
she owns a farm of 100 acres. mo3t
of it under cultivation. "The rest
woods, great lovely trees and
hilis. My aim is to make my farm
retreat for women and girls who
are in need of rest- I plan to make
it a friendly place, a haven where
my friends in the profession may I
come when they are tired in mind j
or body. My mother, who is the
t of my family besides myself,
shares my vision and is a great in
spiration to me."
Miss Hills is familiar with Port
land and has friends in California,
oo. She played stock engagements
a few seasons ago along- this coast.
It is highly appropriate that at the
end of the Theodore Roosevelt In
ternational highway, in our own fair
city, there should be a fine new
statue of the "Rough Rider" leader,
far whom this highway is also a
memorial, in the opinion of A. W.
Tracy, general secretary of the as
sociation helping establish and ad
vertise this transcontinental thor
oughfare. According to Mr. Traey,
who arrived in Portland yesterday,
several other statues of the late
Colonel Roosevelt are already con
templated at different points along
this Portland, Me., to Portland, Or.,
Portland. Me., Busy.
Agitation of the matter of such a
statue has been started in Portland,
Me. The city of Minot, N. D., has
asked permission of Dr. H. W. Coe
donor of the Roosevelt statue to be
dedicated here on October 27, t
erect an approximate copy of th
Proctor statue at the entrance to it
Now that the Roosevelt highway
is fully mapped and almost com
pletely marked throughout the 401
miles of its lengtn, said secretary
Tracy, the Roosevelt Internationa
Highway association is ready to
launch a campaign of publicity. The
northwest is sure to profit greatly
through the advertising given the
highway and through the establish
ment of many new highway infor
mation bureaus. Of these there are
at present 15, chiefly in eastei n
Park Road Barrier.
The roadway through the Glacier
National park has been a barrier
link jn the Roosevelt highway, Sec
retary Tracy stated. While the
route through the park will not be
ready for use for another year an
excellent detour that runs over into
Canada has been put in shape. With
this accomplished, the association
will begin its drive to have those
traveling on the highway come west
of the Rockies. At present, accord
ing to Mr. Tracy, only a little more
than 25 per cent of eastern tourists
come west of the Rockies, merely-
visiting the national parks and then
turning Jnto Colorado and homeward
Secretary Tracy will today hold
conference with officials of the Ore
gon division of his association. Fred
W. Vogler is president of the Oregon
division f the Theodore Roosevelt
International Highway associatior
and Sydney P. Vincent is secretary.
J. P. Jaeger, H. J. Ottenheimer and
John K. Gratke are directors. Plans
for publfcity will be discussed, along
with other problems, such as mem
bership and information bureaus.
14 State in Plan.
Eaoh of the 14 northern states the
highway traverses has similar or
ganizations and, according to Secre
tary Tracy, all are enthusiastically
working to influence completion of
improvement of the thoroughfare.
Approximately $6,000,000 wag spent
in improving it during 1921 and ex
penditures will probably equal that
sum again this year. The highway
is now marked from Portland, Me
to Dayton, Wash. Eighty-two per
cent of its length is Improved
though the greater part of this is
merely graveled or macadamized as
yet. Travel over this route has In
creased more than 25 per: cent in
both 1921 and 1922, surveys have
another ship near San Pedro, Cal.,
and is now on the drydock. The
statue was not damaged in the col
lision and has been transferred to
Because of the size of the statue
it will be Impossible to unload it at
terminal No. 5, and arrangements
have been made to unload it at the
municipal terminal on the west side
of the river.
The base for the statue is also en
route to Portland and should be here
next week. This base is the largest
piece of granite ever worked out on
the Pacific coast and has been hewn
and made ready by the Blaesing
Granite company of this city, at
qarries in Raymond. Cal.
SUSTAINED RECORD JIM
FLIERS HOPE TO STAY IX AIR
3 6 HOIRS.
Plane Circling Over San
at Night Easily Seen
Light of Full Moon.
Bend Post Votes Confidence.
BEND, Or.. Oct. . (Special.)-,
Percy A. Stevens post. American
Iieion, " voted its confidence here
last night In H. J. Overturf and O.
B. Hardy, dismissed this week as
bonas loan appraisers on charges of
adding valuation of realty offered
s security for loans.
SAN DIEGO. ' Cal., Oct. t. The
huge monoplane T-2. in which Lieu
tenants John a. MacReady and
Oakley J. Kelley started Thursday to
make a new record for sustained
flight after they had been balked,
at least temporarily, in their at,
tempt to fly io New York without a
stop, was still circling over San
Diego at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon.
The aviators had announced that
they would try to remain in the air
until 4 A. M. Friday or later to
beat the sustained record. If they
remain up till then they will have
been flying for 22 hours.
Officers at Rockwell field said
that when the great machine went
into the air at i.Si A. II. Thursday
its total weight was 10,300 pounds.
more than had been carried up be
fore by an aeronautical motor.
At 6:30 P. M. Lieutenants Mac
Ready and' Kelley dropped the fol
lowing note to Captain Robert G-
Erwin, commandant of Rockwell
"Motor is working finely. The
only trouble we have encountered
was at 8 o'clock this morning, when
a wire from the distributor broke
loose. Fixed it up with a string
Kelley will handle wheel from
P. M. until midnight. Maclteady
from midnight until 6 A M. Have
gas enough to last for a 35-hour or
40-hour flight. Will land between 3
and 7 P. M., Friday. Intend to make
second attempt San Diego-New York
flight at full moon period, Novembe
Many watched the T-3 flying over
the city last evening, the machine
being easily seen in the light of tha
BLFHNSEDE BRIDGE URGED
CAMPAIGN OS BOXD ISSl'E TO
Meeting Held In Chamber of
Commerce Favors Irlve tor
Stronir upport for the propound
new Burn side bride waa volct-d at
a meeting lat ninht of the Iturn
side Street asoclatlnn in the Rr-"i
room at the Chamber of Commerce,
and an active campaign will t
launched to win vote for the
$3,000.010 bond Uue on the Novem
er ballot. John H. Hall. pretdnt
of the association, who wa In the
chair last nlaht. will name 4 tronic
committee of ten to carry on the
PrBirint Hal! 1nt nirhf mud
nutrmrnt of condition urromJi n x
the preent brida. ni.r m H
c bMoIote mt.d in hud mntii'inn ar t
thai the county luthnrxiri faca
n-crHi(y of on cl" th itu
turo to traffic to prot-tt hfe r'l
property. Hunt In 1M h'
traffic reiulr-nntn rr iru- '
Urn than it prnt, the bri m
nt 'I to b unequal to the n-'
made by modern condition. M
fa i a I h lew brtd would fic.
tat th widening wf tilr rm ft
both sldea of th rver af.d
rail for tKteneion ft Hurnld tre t
thniUKh to iandy boulevard It
wan pointed out that Hurnti
street forma one of the rr.m,--r
tTAtfc arierlra of th cltv, cmt"
Ing- throuftth larn" mad and i
inistnii tret with pMnt
county and rearhla. through jniv
boulevard, to th Columbia b hr
an-l them to ratftrt iriB,,ti
Othera npaklng in the tl J m- u i" '
favorable to th n-w r il w r i
I'atll Wee in a" r. K. M. ftunemn, i I K
Melnta. Cfori . ileon anj
Henry K H".d
Te-.d The t
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POGO GIRL ASKS DECREE
Court Requested to Annul Mar
riage to California Youth.
NEW YORK, Oct. 6. Geneva Sav
ngre. formerly Geneva Mitcnell, a
'pogro grirl" in the Follies, today
brought suit in the supreme court
for annulment of her marriage.
March 3, to Robert Savagre of La
Jo 11a. Cal.. who wag then preparing
to enter Yale university.
- Mrs. Savage, who is 17, seeks the
annulment on the grounds that the
ceremony was performed upon mis
representations and that she was
net old enough to marry, as she
fciaims to have done, without her
RAIL SHOPMEN GET AID
'Civil Liberties Vnion Proceeds to
LAND BILLS ARE BACKED
Fur in Bureau Federation Voices
Indorsement In T'tali.
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 6. Karl. v
passage of the Smith-McXary and
Borah reclamation policies, amor
tization of the payment of delin
quent charges on waterusers under
the federal irrigation projects and
the extension of "the time limit on
maintenance and construction pay
ments as provided for in the recla
mation extension act were recom
mended at a njeeting here today of
the representatives of the American
Farm Bureau federation of the
western states. The meeting also in
dorsed the general national policy of
the reclamation service and urged
ih furtherance and completion of
the Muscle Shoals. American Falls,
Idaho, and Colorado river projects.
Nebraska, Oregon, Wyoming, Ne
vada, Idaho, Arizona and Utah were"
ROOSEVELT STATUE IS DIE
Cnveiling Will Be Part of Armi
The unveiling of the Roosevelt
equestrian statue, donated to the
city of Portland by Dr. Henry Waldo
Coe, will be made a part of th
Armistice day observance in Port
land, it was announced yesterday.
Mayor Baker has appointed City
Commissioner Pier chairman of both
the Armistice day celebration com
mittee and of the .Roosevelt statue
committee. Mr. Pier will select fel
low committeemen to serve with
The Roosevelt statue will arrive in
Portland next Friday. The steamer
on which it was shipped from New
York, the Floridian, collided with
NAVAL CRUISES PLANNED
, . V
cair Civil Liberties union announced
l.iday that it had sent out an ap-
1-eai to 800 lawyers associated with
ihe organization, to take, free of
charge, any or all cases arising un
Vltr the clauses of the injunction of
f the railway shopmen.
The union already hag offered aid
directly to persons so far arrested
under the injunction and has an--
nounced its intention of supplying
X and defense funds wherever
Joseph, J. Kraps.
SALKM. Or.. Oct. "(Special.)
Joseph J. Kraps, who died at his
Eagle Boat Xo. 88 to lie Vsed by
At the naval reserve officers' din
ner, held last night at the American
Ijegrion hall. Commander Duncan M.
Wood, assistant-commandant of the
13th naval district, gave out plana
for the immediate future of the or
ganization, which include the re
sumption of week end cruises in
eagle boat No. 3S. Commander V.
B. Allison, U. S. N. R. N., in inspect
ing: the boat yesterday, pronounced
it entirely fit for regular service.
It was announced that Lieutenant
Commander Beckwith, who presided
ever the meeting, has been asked
by the Pacific Coast naval board to
submit sites for a new drill hall to
be erected in the near future.
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And Blotches. Lost Rest.
" I was trembled with pimplee and
blotches on my face. The pimples
were hard and red and quite large.
They were scattered over my face and
itched and burned so that I scratched
and rubbed them. At night I lost
my rest on account of the irritation.
" I began using Cuticura Soap and
Ointment and in a short time could
see an improvement. I purchased
more, which completely healed me
in about a month." (Signed) Miss
Rachael Riley, Kendriclt, Idaho, Feb.
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rations and watch your skin improve.
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ON OUR MIGHTY WURLITZER
SUNDAY AT 12:30
Selection, "A Prince for Tonig-ht" Howard
"In the Garden of My Heart," by request. .Ball
"Glow Worm" Lincke
Keates Contest, up-to-date song-s Arranged
"Down Old Virginia Way". .Olman and Gillette
"Keates Contest Review, a chance for everybody
FIVE POPULAR SONGS
FIVE CASH PRIZES
A WHIZ-BANG OF FUN
A TON OF HARMONY (?)
$25.00 IN PRIZES
THE MOTION PICTURE STARS
and OHie Kirby in Person
Presenting their world-famous dances in their
ONLY public appearance before leaving Port
land. You will see the widely discussed
"ARGENTINE TANGO" the craie of the age,
"ECCENTRIC FOX TROT"and the incom
parable "PARISIAN L'APACHE."
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Owing to the lengh of these three dances they will
be presented as follows: Saturday and Sunday,
"ARGENTINE TANGO"; Monday and Tuesday, "THE
ECCENTRIC FOX TROT"; Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, "THE PARISIAN L'APACHE."