The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 11, 1920, Section One, Page 14, Image 14

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Alleged Slayer of Dubinsky
:;: Breaks Silence.
Chronological Xarratlve Told to
Kovrspapermen In Effort to
: Get Corroborative Evidence.
In the declared hope that someone
with.: whom he talked or who saw him
the nisht of the murder of Harry
Dubinsky might corroborate his story
and help him establish an alibi for
the slaying with which he is charged
joinly with George Moore, Russell
Brake broke his long silence In the
county jail yesterday to give a chron
ological narrative of what he said
were - his actions Saturday night.
June 12.
No explanation of how he came into
possession of the blood-smeared car,
la which he took a girl friend for a
ride, was made on the advice of his
attorney, Tom Garland, who, with
George Jackson, county jailor, w
present during the talk with news
papermen. Neither would Brake say
anything with regard to his family,
although his people are said to be
Well-to-do easterners and in touch
with his attorney.
The last time Brake saw Moore the
night of the slaying was at 9:30 or
10 o'clock at the comer of Broadway
jand Washington, he declared.
". '. Show Declared Attended.
"He wanted me to go to a dance
with, Jiim, but I never had gone with
Iiim and preferred to go to a show
related Brake. "I think it was the
Liberty I went to. I got out about
11:30 o'clock and decided to walk up
to the Broadway dance hall, where
Moore had gone. I did not see him
there, but looked In the window until
closing time when the janitor asked
me to help him shut the windows,
which I did.
"While waiting outside I talked to a
man who works for the Crown-Wil
lamette mill at Oregon City, but don't
remember his name. As 1 was still
standing at Broadway and Main, I
saw a big gray car there with two
young fellows on the front seat.
About two hours later I saw the same
car go toward the Oregon hotel.
There were two girls In it then.
"After the dance was out I went to
Broadway and Washington again and
fooled around the Owl Drug corner,
where everybody loafs, and I was in
and out of the Imperial hotel lobby.
Then 1 went across the street to a
new restaurant on Broadway, where
I had some doughnuts, left and then
went- hack after some coffee. The
restaurant man might remember me.
Couple in Hotel Watcfced.
"About 2 A. M. I was hanging
around the Imperial lobby reading
and smoking, when a taxi drove up
and a man with a straw hat and
duHter and two girls stepped out.
heard one of the girls say. 'Sis, you re
too young to do this.' I laughed at
the remark and a fellow In dark
-lothes standing near me, who I think
sl house detective, laughed also,
and said, 'They're not going to pull
off anything like that tonight.' The
older girl went up In an, elevator and
ihA vnunar irirl and man stood near
hn - tfienhnne operator's desk for
soma time and then went up In an
AthAr elevator.
"The hotel clerk asked the elevator
operator where the couple naa gone
w aid 'Upstairs,' and the clerk said
Go get 'em down.' And the operator
Mid.-The cigar stand was closed and
I remember asking the hotel clerk
f -nrv Climate' cigars, but he had
- ti nut three boxes of 'Robert
Hums' on the counter and I bought
4 urn rlpars."
ivnf ? -an Brake asserted he ter.
minated his night by going to his
home, 216 Polk street, where he
roomed with Moore. He did not see
Moore until the next morning, he saJd.
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Pioneer Professor at University
Would Xot Change Life if He
Lived It .Again.
When Dean John Straub, newly
elected dean of men at the University
of Oregon, first came' to the uni
versity as a' professor, eggs were
6 cents a dozen and good-sized
chickens only 15 cents each. The
dean had no trouble in supporting
himself and his wife on his salary of
$75 a month. Those good days were
42 years ago in the fall of 187S. when
Dean Strauo came west as plain John
Straub, a graduate of Mercersburg
college, Pennsylvania.
bince that time Dean straub has
been continuously with the university.
He is the only member of the faculty
or board of regents of that period
now living. The only other surviving
man of that time, the late Thomas G.
Hendricks, member of the first board
of regents, died last year.
Deady hall was not completed when
Dean Straub came to the campus. It
was finished in sections when money
to pay the laborers was furnished by
the sale of crops or livestock fur
nished by farmers of the adjacent
districts. Only about forty regular
college students were enrolled at that
time. Professor Straub gave instruc
tion in Latin, Greek, German, French,
rhetoric, algebra, business arithmetic,
geometry and elocution.
He has been dean of men since the
time he came to the university, al
though that position was not named
officially until the last meeting of
the board of regents, at which time
Dean Straub was chosen for the post.
He has the distinction also of being
the only man who has held the posi-
ters have been working for some
days erecting numerous concessions,
games and attractions which will
furnish part of the entertainment.
According to Joe Brennflock, a
member of the committee, several
little surprises are in store for those
who attend the outing. "It is up to
some of the herd to keep their eyes
and ears open," said Mr. Brennflock
yesterday, "because I have many sur
prises "up my sleeve" which will not
be programmed."
Picnickers wil see the new ' Elk a'
doll on display at the picnic. The
doll. originated by the Portland
lodge, will make its first apearance
on the picnic day.
The Elks' special train will leave
the union station at 8:45 A. M.. arriv
ing at Bonneville at 10:15 A. M.
Apple Eater Visions Pool of
t; Oil at Hood River.
Snltzenharc Tnted br Eipert mt Pm
f dcna in-dared to B Ueeu Grown
on Mineral Land.
HOOD RIVER. Or., July 10 (Spe
cial.) The Hood River Valley
lias over a pool of oiL At least such
1" the declaration of an oil erpert
who recently ate a Spltaenburg grown
on the East Side ranch of L. E. Ire
land, and says he detected traces of
the oil in the fruit-
;Mr. Ireland is a shipper as well as
apple grower. He sells fruit ex
tensively in southern California and
his family spends the winters in
Pasadena. A letter from Mrs. Ireland
followed him closely on his return
here from the south. The next day
after his departure, according to the
letter, a Pasadena newspaper reporter
called at the Ireland home in excite
ment. On learning that Mr. Ireland
had left the reporter told his story
to Mrs. Ireland and asked her to com
municate with the grower at once.
It appears that the reporter pre
sented apples purchased from a Pasa
dena fruit stand to an oil expert. No
sooner had the expert begun to pare
the fruit than he was attracted by
certain conditions of the peel and
pulp. He inquired where the fruit
hod been grown, and the reporter re
turning to the news stand found the
name of Mr. Ireland on the box. He
bought the box and the expert, after
Klvlng the fruit certain scientific
tests, declared that the apple had cer
tainly been grown on oil producing
. Mr. Ireland, however, has faint
hopes for a local delivery from the
Pacific coast gasoline shortage. He
wonders If the traces of an oil spray,
applied in the early spring by grow
ers for control of coddling moth, may
have aroused the interest of the oil
n- - -jwriniiin-niMtfnrMyifitfr'- . . .
Dean John Stranb. for 42 Tears
ait University of Oregon.
Vocational Subjects Designed to
Give Knowledge to Be Put to
Use Immediately Given.
Vocational subjects, such as -are
designed to give the former service
men knowledge and ability which can
be put immediately to productive use
predominate at the free evening
school maintained here exclusively for
the ex-soldiers, sailors and marines
by the Knights of Columbus commit
tee on war activities. . .
The school Is located at 290 Grand
avenue North, and from the time of
the opening of the Echool in January
to date there have been more than 800
students registered.
J. P. O'Hara, principal of the school.
is at a conference in Chicago at the
present time, meeting with the na
tional directors and the principals of
ilk nchoola throughout the country
at which plans are being made for
oneninc- the schools, the one in tnis
citv as well as the ones in the other
parts of the country, in the tall on a
bieeer basis.
The vocational classes, such as au
tomobile mechanics, bookkeeping, ac
couft'tancy. typewriting, radio teleg
raphy, show-card writing, commer
cial law and salesmanship, are being
Lintained at the local school this
month, but during August the school
will have a vacation. Opening again
immediately after Labor day.
Police on Lookout for Gang Rob-
i bing Motor Cars.
Police have been advised that
gang of youthful thieves who steal
automobile accessories- and articles
found in automobiles are operating
on the east side and a special effort
is being made to apprehend them
T?h thieves are said to use bicycles
In making their escape following
. A traveling bag was filched from
the automobile of C. H. Whitemore
1287 Chemeketa street, Salem, whili
the car was parked at 378 East Fifty
first street, the police were advised
yesterday. The bag was later found
and returned to its owner by Patrol
irien Burtch and Chase. Before being
abandoned the thieves had removed a
leather bill fold, fountain pen, razor
and other personal belongings.
tlon of dean of women at the univer
sity. No dean of women was chosen
until 1907, and since the students had
grown into the habit of going to Dean
Straub with their troubles, for he was
the "friend of the freshmen," it had
become customary for him to act as
dean for both men and women.
Not a tree adorned the campus in
1878, but Dean Straub asked the board
of regents for an appropriation for
trees and ?200 was granted in 1881
The various classes since that time
also started the custom of planting
trees as memorials and the campus is
now well supplied with trees.
Professor btraub was made secre
tary of the faculty in 1878 and dean
of the college of literature, science
and the arts in 1898. His duties now
are centered on the deanship of men
and the teaching of Greek.
Dean Straub is known throughout
the state. There is not a town in
which he does not have friends among
his former students or other friends
of the university. His trips over the
state have enabled him to predict ac
curately the enrollment of the uni
versity for the last 12 years.
Dean Straub thoroughly enjoys
working with young people. "If
were 25 again, and were offered my
choice of a 110.000 position or accept
ing the one which I chose then.
would not hesitate to select the uni
versity work, he said. "I never wish
to give up teaching, for it enables me
to keep in close personal touch with
the students.
Commander of Famous Second Di
vision Now Commandant of
"Soldiers of Uie Sea."
Major-General John Archer Leleune.
united States marine corps, who on
June 30 succeeded Major-General
Lreorge Barnett as commandant of the
corps, was born In Pointe Coupee Par
ian, January 10. 1867.
Tom the time of his entrance to
Annapolis as a plebe in 1884 until he
commanded the famous- 2d or Indian
Head division In the world war. bis
military career has been brilliant
with achievements.
General Lejeune was graduated
from Annapolis in 1888 and was sent
on a two years' cruise as a cadet mid
shipman. In 1S90 he passed his final
examinations and was commissioned
second lieutenant in the marine
corps. After :wo years of service on
the gunboat Bennington he was pro
moted to first lieutenant and took
command of the guard on the Cincin
nati. His ship was attached to the
Atlantic squadron durtnc the Span
ish-American war. He played an ef
lecnve part in the enKacemont with
the shore batteries at Matanzas, Cuba.
in March. 1899, he was promoted to
captain and received his commission
as major in 1903, at which time he
was appointed to command a bat
talion of marines In Panama. In 1908
he was promoted to be a lieutenant
colonel and was sent to the far east.
On May 27. 1918, General Lejeune
sailed for Brest and took command of
the 4th brigvlo of marines. On July
29 he assumed command of the 2d
division and under his brilliant lead
ership the division fought in the St.
Mihlel, Champagne and Argonne sec-
The Forest Children" to Be Given
for Dosch Memorial.
"The Forest Children," an operatic
fantasy, written by Mrs. Mable Holmes
Parsons, will be produced In the gar
den of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wortman's
home, 245 Vista avenue, Tuesday af
ternoon, July 27. The music will be
especially notable since it has been
written especially f,or the occasion by
two Portland men.
Wirt Dennison wrote the musical
score fcr the operetta ana iaroia
Barlow arranged the orchestration,
Barlow, who is a former Reed college
student, has been in New York for
the past five years. He is directing
the production. A 26-piece orchestra
will furnish the music, one of the
largest orchestras ever used in an out
door affair of this kind.
Seventy perse ns will be in the cast.
most of whom will be children. Promi
nent women will be patronesses for
the afternoon's Entertainment.
The performance is a benefit to
erect a tablet in . the University of
Oregon woman's building in memory
of the late Miss Camille Dosch, and
her little nephew, Fleurot.
His Hearing Restored.
The Invisible antiseptic ear drum
invented by Mr. A. O. Leonard, which
is in reality a miniature megaphona,
fitting inside the ear and entirely
out of sight, is restoring the hearing
of literally hundreds of people in
New York city. Mr. Leonard invented
this remarkable drum to relieve him
self of -deafness and head noises, an
it does this eo successfully that n
one coald tell that he is a deaf man
This ear drum is effective when
deafness is caused by catarrh or by
perforated, partially or wholy de
stroyed natural drums. A request fo
information addressed to A. O. Leon
ards, suite 113, 70 Fifth avenue. New
York city, will be given a prompt
reply. Adv.
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Oregon's Transportation
The industrial and commercial development of Ore
gon Is dependent upon adequate transportation facili
ties. And Oregon is fortunate In having waterways
and valleys that give natural pathways for steam
and electric lines.
' An ever-Increasing nrmrber of ocean-going vessels
are entering Oregon's ports, the navigability of the
Columbia and Willamette giving water transporta
tion to over 100 miles of the interior of the state.
Hallway mileage, according to the latest statistics,
Steam lines . ,
Electric linea
r. .
. . . . 306T miles
. . . . W2 miles
. . . .374 miles
This total averages but S.21 miles of trackage per
100 square miles of territory.
These 'steam lines include the only water level
entrance to the Pacific Ocean that cuts through the
various mountain ranges stretching from the Cana
dian line to Los Angeles. This line has its termini at
Portland and Astoria, and gives a big advantage to
these two cities In the long haul of freight, by the
fact that the rise in altitude from Portland east to
Spokane averages only 5.34 feet per mile over the
entire distance of 370. miles. Freight from the east
practically coasts from the Inland Empire to the Sea.
The enormous increase In manufacturing and agri
cultural activities of Oregon, along with the large
increase in exports and imports during the past two
years, has taxed the present transportation facilities
until Immediate need for improvement is evident.
Important work has already been begun In the
central section of the state, where a rectangle more
than 200 miles square is almost entirely without
railroad facilities at present. The proposed Oregon.
California and Eastern Railroad (familiarly known'
as the "Strahorn Project") Is designed to open this
vast and rich territory by pushing south from Bend
in the shape of an inverted "Y," connecting with the
Southern Pacific at Klamath Falls and with the
Nevada. California and Oregon Railway at Lake View.
It is also proposed to build this line east-f rom Bend
through Burns and Crane, connecting with the Union
Pacific at the latter pclnt.
' During the Great War practically all railroad con
struction work was halted, the increased mileage in
Oregon during 1919 amounting to only El. 9 miles,
while the increase for 1918 amounted to only 8.94
miles' the lowest since the Civil War.
With the return of normal peace conditions, the
great railroads will keep pace with the other de
velopment of the country. As Oregon is served by
four great railway systems, an expansion in our
transportation facilities may be expected in the fu
ture which will have a great bearing on the
development of unopened territory, and prove
vital to the industrial and commercial growth
of tb state.
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Major-General Jokn A. Lejenne,
new commandant of the U. S.
tors, and marched to the Rhine after
the signing of the armistice. The
division was cited by the French for
its action at Blanc Mont ridge and
the plan of attack, which was pre
pared by General Lejeune.
General Lojeune personally received
the decoration of Commander of the
Legion of Honor, the distinguished
service medal and the croix de guerre.
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collect notes aggregating $63,950 were Ithe opportunity to visit the shaded
taken by attorneys of the bank who j parks during the hot sunfmer months
were not aware that negotiations be
tween the company and J. C. Ains
worth, president of the bank, were
under way.
At a conference between Mr. Ains
worth and attorneys for the company.
It was said, arrangements were made
by the company's representatives to
take care of the balance due.
Royal Rosarian Band to Appear at
Washington at 3 P. M.
The regular Sunday afternoon con
cert will be given at Washington
park this afternoon, the Royal Rosar
ian band having prepared an unusual
ly well balanced programme. Ac
cording to the city park bureau many
persons are availing themselves of
Adjustment Made in Action Brought
by Cnlted States Bank.
Action begun by the United States
National bank to collect notes held
against T. M. - Stevens & Co., has
been dismissed and adjustment satis
factory to all parties effected, it has
been announced. Steps to foreclose
collateral- held by the bank against
indebtedness of the company and to
Committee Goes to Bonneville to
Make Final Arangements.
After their return from Bonneville
yesterday members of the Elks en
tertainment committee, headed by
Joe Riesch, in charge of the staging
of the annual Elks' picnic which takes
place at the picnic grounds Bonne
ville next Sunday, wer .ianimous
in declaring that tha rfair will be
the biggest thing of its kind ever
attempt by Oregon Elks. Carpen-i
Here's a real bargain
yours for
$175 DOWN
Split balance ten times
-i'a easy and the total
Price Only $400
See Mr. Fernqniat at
DR. C.
F. CLEFTOX, Pres.,-presents
Rev. W. W. Aber
The Noted Psychic,
rill lecture and give spirit
messages to the public at the
Church of Modern
Pacific States Bids;.,
4o9 Alder Street, corner
at 3:00 P. M. and 7:45 P. M.
At the evening service '
Stanley Hicks, tenor, will sins;.
as well as seaside and river bathing
resorts. The programme to be
given at 3. o'clock this afternoon at
Washington park follows:
Overture. VPique Dame." flute duo;
selection from "Carmen;" Moorish
suite, the "Courts of Granada;" inter
mission; Hungarian "Rhapsody" from
Liszt; invitation ' "A La Valse;"
"Spring Song" of Mendelssohn; "Glow
Worm Idyll" of Llncke with duo obll
gato; grand American "Fantasia"
with incidental solos and the "Star
Spangled Banner."
Read The Oregonlan classified ads.
74550 Good-bye (Tosti)
By Evan Williams
4874 Drink to Me Only With Thine
Eyes By Fionzaley Quartet
64858 Los Ojos Negros!
By Renato Zanelli
74610 Nocturne in E Flat :
......By Mischa Elman
64863 Duna..By Reinald Werrenrath
87303 Sun of My Soul
. By Schumann-Heink
18672 The Moon Shines on the Moon
shine By Sidney Phillips
-- 6o Long! Oo-Ix)ng!
By Victor Roberts
18671 Who'll Take the Place of Mary?
By Crescent Trio
Marion, You'll Soon Be Mar
ryin' Me. By Grant and Murray
18658 Hand in Hand Again
By Campbell and Burr
All That I Want Is Tou. . .
By Charles Hart
18668 When the Harvest Moon Is
Shining... By Hart and James
Mothers Hands. By Henry Burr
18653 Let1 Me Dream
By Sterling Trio
Buddha... By Peerless Quartet
G-F. Johnson Piano Co.
Mail Orders Given Good Attention.
j ' 149 Sixth St, bet. Morrison and Alder.
"Gas Co., Portland.
- "Will be with you
Monday, July 12, to
show the charming
women of the Rose
City what all they can
do with the Chambers
Fireless Gas Range."
The lady referred to,
Mrs. Knobloch, has a sur
prise in store.
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For more than 30 years
we have been making
in Portland,' and for
years and years for
some of the same old
patrons. WHY?
It pays to have your
shirts made, to your
measure, satisfactory
fit, workmanship and
at least 40 more
Raleigh Bldg.,
327 Washington Street
Since "Heck" was a pup.
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Bring them to see:
Bear Pigeons
Ducks Monkeys
Snakes Peacocks
Rabbits Squirrels
African Geese
For the grown-ups there
will be
this afternoon and even
ing. Rides
in our seagull, on the
hydro - merries, in . the
Donna N., the new sea
sled, on the miniature
railway and the merry-go-round.
in the clean Columbia at
Portland's popular bath
ing beach.
Our bathhouse will ac
commodate 5000 persons.