The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 25, 1920, Section One, Image 1

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Eight Sections
Kntered at Portland Oregon )
Postofflce Hi Second-Claps Matter
Fate of Shipping Hangs
on Choice of Board.
Determined Effort Is Being
Made to Direct Selection.
Portland Among Those Who Fight
lor iocal Encouragement and
' ".Retention of U. S. Vessels.
Washington, July 24. A determined
contest Is being waged for control
It the new shipping board. It is to
consist of seven men with a salary
of $12,000 each.
Two of these .men are to come from
the Pacific coast, two from the Atlan
tic seaboard, one from the gulf states,
one from the Great Lakes section and
one from the interior.
While it is true that the men soon
to be named will not be confirmed
by the senate it is equally true that
these seven men in the next few
months will make or wreck the mer
chant marine of the United States.
Regardless of whether they are con
firmed or not under the law they
may remain in office with full power
until the end of the next session of
Fate Will Be Sealed Soon.
Their confirmation by the senate
then being refused, the offices become
vacant and new appointments must
be made. By that time all of the
biggest work for the preservation
and development of the merchant
marine or its throttling will have
been accomplished and the future
work of the shipping board will be
largely the administration of a going
By the time a new president has
opportunity to name a new shipping
board all the damage or all the good
will have been accomplished in the
fixing of the permanent policy of the
shipping board and for this reason
two determined sets of men are bat
tling for victory in the naming of the
men who will determine whether the
United States is to be a, powerful
indeer the controlling factor In
transportation on the oceans of the
If one set of men wins the drastic
pri visions of the new Jones bill, by
which the American merchant marine
la sought to be created and fostered.
will be made a dead letter, and the
real dominance in commercial ship
ping will remain in foreign hands in
a few ports of the United States, like
New York and San Francisco.
Porta Would Boy Craft.
If the other men win, the porta of
the entire United States will be en
couraged to organize their own ship
ping concerns and buy gradually
from the United States on easy terms
the, merchant ships built in the war
emergency and which are now being
allocated and operated by private en
terprise on charter from the shipping
To secure such a policy, ports like
I Boston, New Orleans, south Atlantic
ports, such as Baltimore, Charleston
and Jacksonville, and Pacific ports,
hike Los Angeles and Portland, are
Ictriving to have men named who will
I fight to the last ditch for the decen-
Itralizing of the shipping business and
the development of ocean shipping at
I all the ports capable of handling In
ternational shipments. To avoid rail
land ocean congestion, to balance
Ifreight movements and prevent what
may some day result in real famine
I through artificial congestion at a few
ports is the object of the men back
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150 Girls Take Part Several Po
licemen and Troopers Injured
in Quelling Disturbance.
BEDFORD, N. Y.. July 24. Inmates
of the state reformatory for women
engaged In a serious race riot today,
which started in the laundry and
quickly spread to all cottages at the
Hot flatirons used by the negro
girls during the fight in the laundry
forced their opponents to flee, but
the battle was renewed on the lawn
when scores of white inmates joined
the fray. The laundry was wrecked.
ABout 160 girl3 took part. The
negroes were outnumbered five to
one, but they held off their opponents
with knives and flatirons.
The disturbance was quelled by
state troopers and the Bedford police.
Three girls escaped from the re
formatory tonight. A fourth, who
escaped during the riot, was caught
and brought back.
Several policemen and troopers
were injured slightly while quelling
the disturbance. One was bitten by
a girl. About a dozen girls were cut
and bruised. The ringleaders of the
riot and about 70 participants were
locked in. the prison building, where
they continued screaming and shout
ing for some time.
Miss Florence Jones, superintend
ent, resigned tonight as a result of
the trouble. Rev. Thomas Kelley,
former chaplain, assisted the police
in quieting the rioters.
"Some of the girls got the Impres
sion they could do Just as they
pleased," said Rev. Mr. Kelley. "One
girl said they could get away with
Work of Forest Patrol at Eugene
Said to Be Interfered Witli.
EUGENE, Or.. July 24. (Special.)
Amateur raJio operators in Eugene,
most of them small boys who have in
stalled apparatus of their own at
their homes, are Interfering with the
forest patrol work, according to W. C.
Boyce, who has charge of the work in
this city for the forest service.
There are so many receiving instru
ments here, says Mr. Boyce, that the
rr.essnges S2nt by the planes as they
cover their "beats" are hard to hear
at the radio station of the forest serv
ice here.
Member of Crew of Historic Craft
Passes in Butte.
BUTTE, Mont., July 24. Adam
Vander-Hayden, a member of the crew
of the Monitor in the historic battle
with the Merrimac, died here today
at the age of 79.
He was born In Amsterdam, Hoi
land, and for 31 years had been i
resident of Montana. During the civi
war he served in the 'United States
Ball Will Be Denied Former Heavy
weight Champion.
CHICAGO, July 24. Jack Johnson
former world's heavyweight cham
pion, will be refused bail and sent to
the county jail when he arrives In
Chicago tomorrow in custody of
United States marshal from Los An
This was announced today by DIs
trict Attorney Clyne.
Occasional Jbight Rains May
Expected, Says Bureau.
WASHINGTON, July 24. Weathe
predictions for the week beginning
Monday are:
Rocky mountain and plateau region
Generally fair, although occasional
scattered showers probable; nearly
normal temperatures.
Pacific states Generally fair ex
cent occasional light rains on the
northern coast.
Police Hope to Identify
Girl's Mutilated Body.
Expressman Believes Victim
Is Patron's Wife.
One of Men Sought Known by Sev
eral Aliases; Both Roomed in
New York Spanish Colony.
NEW YORK. July 24. (Special.)
The police today succeeded in obtain-
ng clews which, it is believed, will
Identify the young woman whose nude
body was found Friday morning in a
trunk in the general storage ware
house of the American Railway Ex
press company, 228 East Forty-fourth
Having read in a morning news
paper that the man who shipped the
body from Detroit June 10 gave his
name and address as A. A. Tatum,
105 Harper street, Detroit, and that a
man named E. Leroy left his apart
ment at that address about the same
date, a day after his wife had mys
teriously disappeared, Andrew J. Bra
nic, proprietor of Branic's New York
and Brooklyn Express company, 212
West Thirty-fifth street, came to the
police today to tell a remarkable story.
- Trunk Not Obtained.
Branic said that on June 11 he re
ceived a letter from Detroit signed
A. A. Tatum" asking the expressman
to get a trunk which Tatum was send
ing prepaid from Detroit and telling
him to hold it until Tatum arrived in
New York. An express company re
ceipt, giving the name of the shipper
as A. A. Tatum and the consignee as
James Douglas, was enclosed in the
letter. Branic called for the trunk
twice but did not get it.
The handwriting in the Tatum let
ter, said Branic, was the same as that
in a letter the expressman received
January 7, O. J. Woods, asking him to
send to Detroit a trunk which had
been left at Branic's place of busi
ness since July 10, 1919. The letter
asked that the trunk be sent to. E.
Branic turned both these letters
and the express company receipt over
to the police who are making a
thorough Investigation along this
Both Believed Same Man.
"There is no doubt that Leroy and
Tatum are the same man," said
Branic. "The handwriting in each of
the letters is the same. But neither
of those names is his correct name.
He had a habit of changing his name
whenever he got into trouble, and he
was known to me by two other names.
O. J. Fernandez and O. J. Woods.
"I have known him since October,
191s. He introduced himself then as
Fernandez, which I believe to be his
real name. He came in here from
Pennsylvania station with a man
named Joseph Yanez. They said they
had just arrived from San Antonio,
Texas, where they had been govern
ment Inspectors of airplanes during
the war. The en-gaged me to get
trunk from Pennsylvania station and
keep it here, which I did.
"Later I came to know Fernandez
and Yanez very well. They took a
room in some place in West Thirty
sixth street and used to come here
often and talk. In November, 1918,
they took the trunk and went to Phil
adelphia to take work in an airplane
factory in or near that city.
Both Are 3Iechanica.
"A short time later Yanez came
back to New York and took a room
in a house in the Spanish colony in
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One Passenger With Four Children
Remains Aboard Until Wild
Ride Over Trestles Ends.
Three women jumped from a run
away Kings Heights streetcar yester
day, and one, Mrs. Theodore Heufert,
610 Leland street, sustained a frac
tured knee-cap'and injuries about the
head. She was taken to St. Vincent's
hospital unconscious, but later re
gained her senses, and was expected
to recover.
The women said that the motor
man, F. Bransetter, 374 Fourteenth
street, lost control of the car. and
that the conductor advised them to
jump. The car was stopped safely
after it had careened wildly over two
trestles, and had traveled about one
fourth of a mile.
Officials of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power company said they
had no report on the accident, but it
was said that there were nir.e pas
sengers on the car. One woman and
her four children remained aboard
until the car stopped. Mrs. Heufert,
her daughter. Miss Catherine Heufert,
ana an uniaentmea woman with a
baby jumped while the car was run
ning at a. high rate of speed. Mrs.
Heufert was the only one injured.
$10,000,000 LOST IN FIRE
2000 Indian Cloth Shops In Heart
of Bombay Destroyed.
BOMBAY, July 23. Two thousand
Indian cloth shops in the heart of
Bombay and the biggest cloth market
in India were destroyed by fire to
The loss is estimated at 30,000,000
rupees (about $10,000,000). No casu
alties are reported.
The Afeatherj
YESTERDAY'? Maximum temperature. 70
degrees; minimum. 54 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair: northwesterly winds.
Editorial. Section S. pase 6.
News of the resorts. Section 3. page 8.
Dramatic. Section 4, page 3.
Moving; pictures. Section 4, page 2.
Music. Section 4, page 7.
Real estate and building news. Section 4
page 8.
Books. Section 5. page 3.
Churches. Section 5. page 6.
Automobile news. Section 0. ,
Women's Features.
Society. Section 3. page -.
Women's activities. Section 4. page 6.
Fashions. Section 5. page 4.
Miss Tingle's column. Section S, page 4.
Auction bridge. Section 5, page 5. . ,
Special Features.
Golden rule in business brings success.
Magazine section, page 1.
More discipline for-women. Magazine sec
tion, page 2.
American athletes on tiptoe for Olympic
games. Magazine section, page 3.
World news by camera. . Magazine section,
page 4.
Admiral Sim's own story. Magazine sec
tion, page 5.
Mary Roberts Rinehart talks of babies.
Magazine section, page 6.
Society girls in business. Magazine sec
tion, page 7.
Hill's cartoons, "Among Us Mortals."
Magazine section, page S.
Addison Bennett tells of Tumalo project.
Section 3, page 7.
Coos river chief feeder to bay. Section
3, page 10.
Chorus girls consider prohibition draw
back. Section 4, page 1.
Bee lire has unsolved mysteries. Section
4, page 4.
French and Americans friendly. Section
4, page 5.
Vacation resorts in Oregon numerous. Sec
tion 5, page 2.
Irish situation assumes ugly aspect. Sec
tion 1, page Id.
World crisis is promoting communist in
. ternationale, says soviet premier. Sec
' tlon 1, page 4.
Grodno evacuated by bolshevik army.
Section 1, page 4.
Merchant marine is stake in fight over
control ot new shipping board. Sec
lion 1, page 1.
Commercial airplanes rapidly coming into
favor. Section 3. page 1. .
Harding favors amnesty for political pris
oners. Section 1. page 1.
Police take up new lead in trunk murder
mystery. Section 1. page 1.
Cox to be notified where largest crowds
may- gather. Section 1. page IS.
High wind postpones deciding yacht race
until Monday. section 1. page J.
I "-yS. '
Government Experiments Result in
Variety That Ripens in Short
Summers ot Alaska.
G. Lansing Hurd has just sold a
flour mill to be installed 175 miles
south of the arctic circle, In Alaska.
This will be the first flour mill that
has ever been sent so far north, but
the acreage of wheat is increasing
so rapidly, and the department of
agriculture has been so successful in
developing a hardy wheat which ma
tures in about 90 days, that the
growers have felt the need "of a. mill.
Mr. Hurd Is sending a Twentieth
Century mill, operated by steam. The
plant will be shipped to Seattle,
thence by steamer to St. Michael,
where it will be transferred to boat
and will move up the Yukon 836 miles
to the mouth of the Tanana river and
thence 250 miles to Fairbanks. The
mill has been bought by the Tanana
Valley Agricultural association. The
capacity of the mill Is 25 barrels a
For the past six years wheat has
been experimented with in the Tan
ana valley and while the general sup
position is that the climate is un
favorable for the growing of grain
so close to the Arctic circle, it has
developed into a complete success.
The quality of grain is good and the
yield has been large.
Cook County Seeks to Collect Un
paid Taxes From Hale Tliompson.
CHICAGO, July 24. Cook county to
day filed suit against William Hale
Thompson, mayor of Chicago.
The suit Is to collect $246.05 in un
paid personal taxes for the years of
1S15 and 1916.
Secret Polish pact with United States is
charged. Section 1, page 7.
Farmers to name' committees to devise
plans for general co-operative market
ing of grain and livestock. . Section 1,
page 2.
130 reformatory women engage In race
riot. Section 1. page 1.
Lone highwayman with rifle holds up
four park stages and escapes. Section
1, page 1.
Pacific Northwest.
Ambassador Wallace loses first go In Aus
trian miner's battle for $1,000,000
profits In Alaska- mine. . Section. 1,
. pace 18.
Tales of strange South American tribes
related by Chautauqua speaker. Sec
tion 1, page 8.
Dr. J. H. Rosenberg of Prinevllle elected
president of slate Elks' association.
Section 1, page .
Insane man said to have confessed h
killed wife because she caused his con
finement In asylum. Section 1, page 2.
Pacific coast league results: Portland S.
Sacramento 0: Salt Lake 6-0, Seattle
fi-1; Los Angeles 3-13. Vernon 4-9; San
Francisco 2-3, Oakland 1-7. Section
-'. page 2.
Six athletes from northwest on Olympic
team, section page- 1.
Navy crew to represent U. S. in Olympic
rowing, section 2. page J.
Trls Speaker takes lead In race tor bat
ling championship. Section 2, page 3.
ooirers advised not to be listless. Section
2, page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Good crop of small fruits reported: logan
berries finest in history. Section 1
page 21.
Grain prices at Chicago show downward
trend, section 1. page 21.
Stock market steady; foreign exchange
assumes Better tone. Section 1. page 21.
Portland likely to become distributing
center ior Dulk sulphur. Section 1,
page 20.
Commercial agency in Portland of Philip
pines government contemplated. Sec
tion 1, page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hour mill Is shipped from Portland to
Arctic circle. Section 1, page 1.
School board seeks advice on James John
structure, bectlon 1. page 10.
Gasoline shortage In Portland becomes
worse. Section 1, page 1.
Shrlners' from all parts of country write
letters. lavish in praise of Portland
Section l, page 8.
Millionaire lumber magnate of east praises
umoer or coast, section 1, page 18.
Senate presidency commands attention of
senators. Section 1, page 11.
State republicans to speed up campaign.
section i, page jo.
Legionnaires laud work of Command
William B. Kollett. Section 1. page 1.7
Oregon riflemen to compete In matches in
Ohio camp. Section 1. page 9.
Portland expects fully 2000 buyers from
Pacific northwest August 8-14. Section
1. page 10.
r -c OrtPiii A. WHERE"
TO Wflr'VTE.
Generous Amnesty to
Prisoners Favored.
Senator Refuses to Pass on
Individual Offense.
"Freedom of Thought, Speech and
Press Within Limits That Guar
antee Liberty" Desired.
MARION, O.. July 24. Although de
claring for "generous amnesty for po
litical prisoners," Senator Harding
declined today to express an opinion
regarding the case of Eugene V.
Debs, the socialist nominee for presi
dent, serving in the Atlanta peniten
tiary on conviction of attempting to
obstruct the draft.
The republican nominee outlined his
position In a reply to P. P. Christen-
sen, presidential candidate of the
farmer-labor party, who recently tel
egraphed Senator Harding and Gov
ernor Cox asking that they .use their
Influence to obtain executive clem
ency for Debs.
Telesrram Sent In Iteply,
"I have your telegram relating to
the release from prison of Eugene V.
Debs," Senator Harding telegraphed
T believe as heartily as you do in
freedom of thought atid speech and
press within the limitations which
guarantee our liberties and I can well
believe we differ little about the
abuses of that freedom when the re
public is in peril.
I believe in generous amnesty for
political prisoners, but this " broad
policy does not justify a hasty dis
position of any case before it is con
sidered on its merits. It Is not for
me now to review a particular case,
and it is impossible to utter an
opinion without such review."
Pleasure Is Expressed.
He declared himself well pleased
by the response given bis acceptance
speech throughout the country, mak
ing particular mention of the state
ment by Senator Johnson of Call
"I am gratified," said Senator Hard
ing, "over the many expressions or.
approval which have been spoken. It
is very pleasing to be assured that
I have correctly spoken the republican
interpretatioivof the platform.
Of course, it is good to be as
sured of Senator Johnson's cordial ap
proval. There never was any doubt
n my own mind about the ultimate
committal of progressive republicans
to the republican cause this year.
High CltlxenMhlp Level U'rged.
'Under the committal to party gov
ernment it is our special business to
make the republican party expressive
of the best thought of the American
citizenship which composes it."
Among the few callers was ex-Senator
Young, publisher of the Des
Moines Capital, who Issued a state
ment afterward declaring that if the
republican party could not elect
Harding "it could not elect anyone."
"I am greatly pleased with Senator
Harding's speech of acceptance," said
the statement. "Being a newspaper
man he had the Intuition as regards
what the public had In mind. Nobody
but a newspaper man could have
thought of making that summary of
his creed. This was bold and manly.
He met every issue face to face."
Permits Run Into Thousands.
EL, PASO, Tex., July 24. Nearly
half a million border permits and
identity cards, entitling holders to
cross to Mexico, were issued during
the first year or prohibition in the
United States, it was announced today
OH! how can
cov so
Only Commercial Cars to Re Sup
plied Of her Companies
Stores Are Drained. !
The gasoline situation in Portland
took another turn for the worse yes
terday, when the Union Oil company
supply became so short that orders
were given out allowing the fuel to
be purchased by cars for commercial
purposes only, and Standard, Shell
and Associated stations reported
heavy purchasing, which seriously
drained their supplies.
The Union will continue to supply
commercial cars only for today also,
it was announced, except at two of
its stations, where the usual policy
of 20 per cent tank capacity for pleas
ure cars and 75 per cent for commer
cial cars will be followed. As these
stations will have only the usual sup
ply of 500 gallons each for the day. It
is expected both will' be exhausted
There will be no change in the regu
lations governing distribution of
gasoline by the other companies, It
was stated. The Shell and Associated
companies will continue distribution
on the usual 20 per cent. 75 per cent
basis which it has been following.
Yesterday's supplies at the various
stations did not last through the day
in many instances, and by late after-
oon practically every Standard sta
tion was out. The distribution for
today's consumption was made at a
late hour last night, and a. line of
waiting automobiles was expected
this morning before the various sta
tions when they opened.
A rise in the price of gasoline went
into effect yesterday by the Shell
company from 27 to 30 cents a gallon.
The Standard and the Union continued
to charge 25V4 cents, while the Asso
ciated is charging 27 cents. No im
mediate increase in the price of gas
Is In prospect, so far as the Stand
ard Is concerned, according to J. E.
BaLsley last night, in spite of the
Shell's action.
SPOKANE, Wash.. July 2 4. The
price of gasoline was advanced by
local stations of a large oil company
from 3014c to 32 c a gallon today.
Other companies had not received
notice of an increase.
Naval Governor of Island Holds
Xolse Is Unnecessary.
AG AN A. Guam, July 24. Whistling
is prohibited in the city of Agana un
der penalty of $5 fi:ie Dy order ol
Captain Gilmer, governor of Guam
and commandant of the United States
naval station hare. His order reads:
I'The practice of" whistling is an en
tirely unnecss'sary and irritating noise
which must be discontinued.
"It is therefore ordered and decreed no person shall whisile within
the limits of the city of Agana.
"The penalty for a violation of this
order shall be an executive fine not
i to exceed five ($5) dollars.
"Governor of Guam."
Captain Gilmer has absolute au
thority in-making the laws of Guam,
thu perhaps being the only United
States possession where one man has
this power.
Five Cities of Country Set Lively
, Clip in Census Race.
WASHINGTON, July 24. Censu.3 re
turns announced here today were as
Clatsop county, Oregon, 23,030; in
crease, 6924, or 43 per cent.
Boone, la., 12,451; increase 2104 or
20.3 per cent.
Ciyahoga Falls. O.. 10,200; increase
6180 or 153.7 uer cent.
Kingston, N. Y. (revised figures),
26.688; Increase 780 or 3 per cent, pre
viously announced as 25,884.
Savannah, Ga. (revised figures), 83.
252; increase 13,188 or 28 per cent.
Previously annou-iccd as 82,667.
Populations to be announced Mon
day at 10:30 A. M. include Marsh
field. Or.
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Tourists Drop $350 in
Hat Passed Around.
Highwayman With
Sweeps Road.
Tourist Is Required to Take Vp
Collection "While Robher Keeps
Others Under Rifle.
FRESNO. Cal.. July 24 Four auto
mobile stages en route to the Yo-
semite valley filled with passengers
were held up and the passengers in
two of them were robbed of money
by & lone outlaw this afternoon about
1 o'clock at a point on the mountain
highway about a mile and a half from
Miami lodge in Mariposa county. As
near as could be estimated, the robber
obtained about $350. The robber es
caped in the -brush and tonight a
posse under Sheriff Al Turner of
Mariposa county was searching the
mountain country.
The robber had thrown a log across
the road and when the first stare
reached it he suddenly appeared from
the underbrush on the mountain side
above the road and commanded the
passengers to remain in their seats.
He was armed with a rifle and had a
flour sack over his head.
Scouts ot Molested.
The first car had six boy scouts
from New York under the leadership
of J. E. Matthes. The robber would
take no money from them or from the
The second and third cars were im
mediately behind. When all three had
been stopped the robber commanded
C. M. Marcusson of Detroit, a passen
ger In the third car, to get down and
pass the hat to the passengers of the
second and third cars. t
The passengers in the second car
were Henry J. Young, wife and two
children of New York. Young threw
a wallet containing $300 to Andy
Davidson, driver of the car, and put
some small change into the hat.
Kaslerners In Car.
The passengers in the third car
were Mrs. S. ACostello and two chil
dren of San Francisco. Mrs. C. C.
Hammond of Mexico, Mo.; J. F. Thayer
and brother of New York and Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Marcusson of Detroit.
As the robbery of the two stages
was completed, about 15 minutes after
the first stage had been stopped, a
fourth stage appeared. .This also con
tained boy scouts from New York and
was allowed to go unmolested.
A small machine coming in the op
posite direction from Miami was
turned back by the robber. The driver
of this car went back to Miami and
reported the holdup.
Robber Works Ruse That Keeps
Tourists in Subjection.
CAMP CURRY. Yosemite, Cal., July
24. The description of the lone rob
ber who today held up passengers In
four automobile stages en route from
Merced to Yosemite valley about a
mile and a half south of Miami lodge
tallies with that of the one who held
up a stage near the same point in
1916. according to information tele
phoned here from Miami lodge.
Sheriff Turner of Mariposa county
was in Yosemite park when news of
the holdup reached here and de
parted at once to take up the chase
of the robber.
Advices from near the scene of the
holdup were to the effect that the
sheriff had organized a posse of
(Concluded on Pase 2, Column 2.)