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VOL. XL 0. 19
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Postnfflre ay Sroirl-Clasg Matter
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, 3IAY 8, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WILSON NOW IS ABLE
$2,200,000 ROAD BIDS
TO BE READ MAY 27
54 MILES OF STATE HIGHWAY
. WILL BE INCLUDED.
MYSTERY SHIP SENDS
ITS MOTHERS TODAY
TO WALK ON . PORCH
OUT AN S. 0. S. CALL
WHITE CARXATIOXS ARE TO BE
CORESIDENT ADMITS FEW
MESSAGE HEARD, 'BUT SAME
AND POSITION MISSED.
1VOBX BY EVERYBODY.
CALLERS TO HOME.
Girl Declared Stabbed in
Row Over Money.
SKELETON HID UNDER HOUSE
fwo Macedonians. Suspected
of Killing Woman.
POLICE HELD LETHARGIC
ispectors Said to Have Told Rela
tives Case Must Be Dropped
for Want of Evidence. .
After seven years of mystery, the
strange murder ot Manei rnmiin.
Ivoung Portland girl. Is near solution.
Detectives working on the. case were
ailed into conference witn cnier or
IPolice Jenkins yesterday afternoon
I and instructed to use every effort in
running down the murderers of the
The police were declared to have
definite statements to the fact that
iMiss Philips was -murdered by two
Macedonians who hadaccused her of
cheating them out t S300. The pai
vere Baid to have fled from the scene,
leaving the body on the floor of the
house where the crime had been cora-
Imitted. Later, according- to the al
heged statements, the body was buried
lunder the floor by roommates of the
Late in July of 1914 Miss Phillips,
rho was a daughter of . Mrs. Laura
riune of Hawthorne. CaL, disappeared
mysteriously. Murder was suspected
I at the line, but a strange lethargy
seized the police department and
nothing much was done towards un-
Iraveling the mystery.
Two months ago the girl's skele
I ton was found. In making excava
tions at Russell street and Alblna
avenue workmen ran-across the bones,
which recently were identified by
Mrs. Clune, who made a trip from
California for that purpose. Identi
fication was made through a ring
land comb found with the skeleton.
Case Taken Up Again.
Following the Identification detec-
Itlves again were assigned to the case.
Much progress was reported in solving
the case until, a few days ago. the
detectives, according to George B.
Mills, brother-in-law of the girl, told
tiira that unless he and Mrs Clune
jould offer certain testimony there
was no use in investigating the mat
ter further. Mills said that he could
not do this, and according to him, the
inspectors then said that the case
practically was at an end.
In spite of the apparent lack of
Activity in the police department the
probable murderers of the girl were
l-tald to be known, and even the de
tails of the crime, were declared to
liave been related in the underworld
ijf the city.
Money Quarrel Cause.
According to the underground chan
nels the girl was murdered by two
Macedonians in the course of a dis
pute over $300. The whereabouts of
these men Is known. Three other
tne a wno nave ' Knowledge or the
r-rime. It was said, are also known.
Irheae men are now scattered over all
tarts of the world. Three of them
ure in the east; one is in Serbia and
aother is in California.
Miss Phillips, who was about 26
vears old at the time of her disap
pearance and who was fiaid to be ex-
eptionally pretty, was the grand-
Laughter of J. 'C. Bacon, for years
lostmaster at Oregon City.
She was living in Portland on Hoi-
laday avenue near Broadway. She
vas last seen on July 22, 1914, when
he left home, saylnsr that she whs
tCnru'luded on l'axe 4, Column 4.
Churches and Theaters Plan to Ob'
serve Day With Special Mu
sic and Programmes.
The wearing of a white fjawer, pre
ferably a white carnation, is In order
today for this is Mothers' day,.
Portland has made preparations for
the observance of the day In a fitting;
manner. There will be an almos
general observance in the various
churches this morning and the church
services will be followed by a pro
gramme to be given at the Liberty
theater by the Community Service in
co-operation with the theater at 12:30,
The Young Women's and the Young
Men's Christian associations have also
arranged to remember Mothers' day
in a fitting manner.
The rules of the day are:
"The wearing of a white flower,
preferably white carnation, in mem
ory of the mother, living or dead.
"The writing of a letter or send
ing- a telegram or telephone message
to the mother. If living.
"The displaying of the flag in honor
of patriotic! women, especially thoe
mothers whose sons have given serv
ice to the country.
"Remembering the sick or unfor
tunate in hospitals, homes or In
No mother in Portland will be for
gotten in today's ceremonies if the
girls of the Community Service can
prevent it Each girl has pledged
herself" to take "somebody's mother"
to the programme to be held in the
Liberty. They have arranged to take
all of the mothers in the city's old
ioiks Homes to the programme as
their guests. The city's oldest mother
attending the observance will recelvo
a big basket of carnations from the
girls of the community service.
The florist shops experienced a rush
last night and the majority of them
sold out practically all the white
flowers in stock in addition to large
quantities of blooms of other hues.
The prices of carnations in the ma
jority of the shops was higher than
they had been since Christmas.
LIBERTY BONDS YIELD 5.85
Price of Third 4 y Issue Quoted at
80 Per Cent.
SAN FRANCISCO.' May 7. Earnings
of liberty bonds, based on their mar
ket value at he close of business to
day are shown in the following
weekly table issued by the federal re
First 3 14 s, market price 89, approxi
mate yield 4.20; first 4s 87, 4.87
first 4V4s 87, 5.12; second 4s 87,
4.99; eecond 4?is 87H. 6.26; third
4s 90. 6.85; fourth 4s 87,
5.38; victory 4s 97, 5.94; vic
tory 3 97, 4.94..
INDIANS TO BURY LEADER
Last of Sioux Chiefs, Killed in War,
to Be Honored.
BISMARCK, N. D., May 7. Albert
Grass, last hereditary chief of the
Sioux ' Indians, who was killed fn
France in-the war, will be buried
with Intan ceremoniec at Cannon
ball. Sioux county, next week. The
body vas to reach Hoboken today.
The white horse cavaliers, a famous
tr'bal organization, will have charge.
Albert Grass enlisted when in his
teens. He was a grandson of the fa
mous Chief John Grass, who died two
LUSITANIA CLAIMS URGED
State Department and Senate Com
mittee Asked to Act.'
NEW YORK, May 7. Represent
atives of claimants for damages re
suiting from the Lusitania disaster
today named a committee to ask the
state department and the senate for
eign relations committee to arrange
for immediate payment.
Payments asked would be from pro
ceeds from the sale of German ships
or from funds in possession of the
alien property custodian.
Menaced by We.
FRENCH OCCUPATION FEAR
Entente's New Decision Held
AMERICAN AID SUGGESTED
United States Is Said to Occupy
Position From Which She Can
BY MAXIMILIAN HARDEN.
Germany's Foremost Publicist.
(Copyright, 1921. by The Oregonlan.)
BERLIN, May 7. SpecIal cable.)-
The stentorian voices which before
Troy made themselves heard above
the voices of 50 men would not be
loud enough today to cry:
'Not for love of Germany, but for
the sake of European peace, let all
well-meaning men prevent this new
step of the allies the establishment
of military and economic foreign rule
over the industrial districts 'of the
lower Rhine and Ruhr."
We are confronted by the most
fateful decision since Versailles. Once
the armies of France march in and a
new rule is Imposed, upon German in
dustry, the end of the occupation is
incalculable. The proposed payments
are soread over 30 years, and the
creditor is deemed untrustworthy,
there will be always the chance to
say the "pledge" is unrelinqulshable,
Occupation Is Dangerous.
"Permitting one nation to control
most of the valuable possessions of
another, especially when there is
great hatred between them,- exposes
the former to a most dangerous temp
tation. The keeping of the whole of
the west German Industrial district.
the coal, the iron, the steel, the chemi
cals, the textiles and the dyestuffs
under French control would, be .too
enticing to expect a speedy end to
the arrangement. Nor could there be
any hope from an ultimatum present
ed to Germany after the occupation
has begun. It would be like a sur
geon bargaining about his fee After
making the incision. It would be
easy to Imagine what conditions we
would have to meet before the
politico-military occupations would
It would be coWardly, even stupid,
to deny that the German government
and parliament have jnade terrible
blunders in dealing with the repara
Juggling la Confessed.
Even the last proposals made to
President Harding were not accept
able, first, because they represented
arithmetical juggling (50,000,000,000
marks at 4 per cent would not equal
200,000,000,000 in 50 or even 60 annui
ties), and second, because they , were
linked with conditions demanding at
a most unfavorable moment that the
allies abandon their most important
advantages under the treaty of Ver
sailes. But everybody must admit that the
reparations problem is the most dif
ficult a nation ever faced. A nation?
No, the most difficult a continent
ever faced. Or, perhaps, tne entire
civilized world! - ,
Take a single phase of the problem:
If we offer the manual labor of
thousands of German workmen to re
build northern France, Paris answers.-
. "That would be colonization. And
the inhabitants of the devastated re
gions could not stand the eight of
hordes of ex-invaders living com
fortably in their country." j
If we offer machines and other tech-
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World's Peace Dp
AND INK IMPRESSIONS BY CARTOONIST PERRY ON SOME RECENT
Joseph P. Tumulty and Ray Baker
Consult Democratic ex-Leader
About State Documents.
BY ELIZABETH KING STOKES.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7. (Spe
cial.) Woodnpw Wilson today has
gained so much in health that al
though he is far from strong he is
seeing a few callers, talking over
the events of the day, and watching
with an interest second to none the
progress of national affairs-, accord
ing to friends closest to him.
But what does Woodrow Wilson,
suddenly relieved from the engross
ing responsibility of state affairs, do
with himself all day? Will the coun
try find him restored and active again,
andxhow soon? Woodrow Wilson is
so much better in health that he is
able to walk unaided around his new
home, in his library and out to the
homelike sun porch overlooking his
garden. This is a distinct gain. At
the time of the inauguration it was
difficult for him to get around with
out considerable assistance and the
strain of that week told on his con
dition. He has benefited by the change to
his permanent home, but has passed
through a period of readjustment
which was somewhat hard for him,
ior ne Bad to lit into the new en
vironment mentally, with the added
difficulty of' little physical facility
and a slight setback due to inaugura
Ition exertion'and moving. Moreover
he was suddenly removed from the
executive work and the White House.
and to such mental changes he wan
by nature particularly susceptible,
But he has settled down to the
new routine, and the substantial
house shows completeness and quiet
with Its harmonious rose draperies and
sheltering cream colored net curtains
at every window. The back yard has
screen of tall evergreens on the
Massachusetts avenue side, and from
the rear of the house to the edge of
the precipitous terrace overhanging
the next street is a garden facing the
sun, with a garden gate and steps
leading down to the roadway at the
side. The sun porch faces the garden.
and here Mr. Wilson sits in seclusion.
taking a eun bath, relaxing and fill
lng his lungs with the clear air of
the heights, one of the choice spoti
of the capital, where President Hard
ing had his private home and John
Hays Hammond and others have built
their residences. -
.every oay Mr. wnson takes a
drive the house is near the entrance
to Rock Creek park, with its miles
of wooded roads. He has been out In
rough weather such as has been expe
rienced this week.
Joseph P. Tumulty comes once f
week. Tumulty Is hard at work on
his book, and- his friends say already
has reached discussion of the Mexican
situation and its relation to the Wil
son regime. Thus ' the story of the
Wilson administration is likely to bo
written "around the chief actor rather
than by him.
Ray Stannard Baker is another of
the ex-president's confidants who is
frequently at his homo consulting
him regarding the book he is writing.
based upon Mr. Wilson's personal col
lection of peace conference documents
The numerous official functions to
which he is invited, now at their
eight here, with the president and
Mrs. Harding as the guests of honor
and with the diplomatic corps re
ceiving, are not for him as yet, and
it is said it will be several months
before Washington sees him taking
any part in the social rounds.
So far as any public comment on
the present political drama is con
cerned, Mr. Wilson is determinedly
LOCAL SHOWERS COMING
Cool and Partly Cloudy Weather
) Predicted for Week.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7.
Weather predictions for the week be
ginning Monday are:
Rocky mountain and plateau re
gions Fair and cool; frosts probable.
Pacific states Cool, partly cloudy
and local showers.'
Commissioners Say Every Effort
Will Be Made to Get Work
Finished This Year.
SALEM, Or., May 7. (Special.)
Bids for the Improvement and con
struction of approximately 54 miles
of state road, at a dost estimated at
32,200,000 will be opened at a meeting
of the state highway commission to
be held In Portland May 27.
These bids will include contracts
for the Mount Hood loop, a small sec
tion of the Roosevelt highway and
the Agate-Trail section of the Crater
Lake highway. Roy Klein, secretary I
of the highway commission, stated
tnriav fhat varv effort would be
made to complete most of the pro
rinsed imDrovemen ts this year. In
only a few instances, .will the con
tractors be allowed to continue th
work Into next year, he said.
The several projects, for which bid
will be opened May 27, together with
their location,, follow:
Clackamas county Pacific high
way, Aurora-Canby section, 3.75 miles
navine. Mount Hood loop Multno
mah county line to forest (boundary
section, three units, 22.8 miles grad
ing. Coos county Roosevelt high
way, North Bend and Coquille sec
tions, 0.6 miles concrete pavement.
Coos and Douglas counties Rose-
burg-Coos Bay highway, Remote-Ca
mas valley section, 1.4 miles rock sur
facing. Douglas county Pacific high
way. Oakland-South section, 1.16 mile
paving. Gilliam county John Day
River highway, Condon-north section.
6 miles grading and rock surfacing
Jackson county Crater Lake high
way, Agate-Trail section, 14.35 miles
rock or gravel surfacing. Tillamook
county McMinnville-Tillamook high
way, Dolph to Hebo, crushed rock
maintenance surfacing. Union county
LaGrande-Enterprise highway, Wal
lowa-Hill section, 6.48 miles grading
Yamhill county McMinnville-Tilla
mook highway, Sheridan-WUlamina
section, 4.1 miles grading and paving
Sour Grass section 6.8 miles grading
100,000 CAN VOTE HERE
County Clerk Says 10,000 Less Are
Registered Than in. November,
ADDroximately 100.000 residents of
Multnomah county will be eligiuie io
vote at the special election on June 7
at which the chief measure, from the
viewpoint of general interest, will be
th ttc aid bill providing a Donus
or loan for ex-service men, announced
County Clerk Beveridge last night at
the close, of registration books.
This figure is about 10,000 lighter
than the registration for the general
election "last November, the decrease
being due to persons moving and fail
ine to register again or the dropping
of names from the rolls for failure io
vote in the last two election Regis
(ration crowds at the courthouse were
very light during thepastweek.
VOICE REGAINED' IN FLIGHT
Veteran, Unable to Speak Above
Whisper, Talks Freely High Up,
WASHINGTON, May 7. H. A. Renz,
Jr., an overseas veteran who recov
ered his voice during a recent air-
plane flight here, made another flight
today and again regained his voice,
which failed him a second time on
April 25. When Renz reached Boiling
field today he was unable to speak
above a whisper, but after flying half
an hour at an altitude of 12,500 feet,
he could talk freely.
Public health service officials are
not certain that the flights will effect
a permanent cure, but plan to con
tinue the experiments if necessary.
ARMY TO HONOR MOTHERS
Secretary 'Weeks Requests Observ
ance by Every Soldier.
i WASHINGTON, May 7. Observance
of Mothers' day tomorrow by every
officer and enlisted man was re
quested by Secretary Weeks in tele
graphic instructions to the army.
Bar Association Presents
Case to Daugherty.
M'NARY ALSO IS INFORMED
Frierson Accused of Usurping
Duties of Court.
WHOLE ACTION VIEWED
President Piatt, However, Refuses
to Make Public Message
Efforts of the Oregon Bar associa
tion-to bring about a reversal of the
stand of the United States attorney
general and to have the case of Henry
Albers. wealthy Portland miller, con
victed under the espionage act, go be
fore the United States uupreme court.
A full presentation of the stand of
the bar association was set forth in a
letter mailed to Attorney-General
Daugherty yesterday and further de
tails were contained In a letter sent
to Senator McNary.
Text Made Public.
The text of the letter to Mr.
Daugherty was not made public by
Harrison G. PlatC president of the
association, but he declared last night
that it set forth the contention of the
body that the stand taken by Solicitor-
General Frierson is usurpation of the
duties of the supreme court. It also
points out the difference between the
present position of the attorney
general's office as opposed to that of
April 29, when the decision to con
fess error was announced.
The letter to Mr. Daugherty was
spoken of as a "letter from one law
yer to another," and, according to
Mr. Piatt, was a courteous and
friendly statement setting forth the
full grounds of the case as they ap
pear to the local lawyers.
'I consider this ac ase of principle
and position rather than of person
ality now," said Mr. Piatt last night.
In my opinion Mr. Albers holds only
a subordinate position in the question
The letter sent to Senator McNary
on behalf ot the Bar association fol
lows: Difficulty Is Cited.
I note that In your telegram, Mr.
Maher, clerk of the supreme court.
finds some difficulty in a request for
leave to file a brief as amicus curiae
after the case has been decided by
the court." We feel sure that Mr.
Maher overlooked the case of Green
vs. Biddle, 8 Wheat, 1-18; also 6th
Law Ed.. 647-552. In that case
Henry Clay, as amicus curiae, moved
for a rehearing after an opinion had
been handed down, and moved 'that
the certificate to the circuit court
of the opinion of this court upon the
questions stated, should be withheld,
and the case continued to the next
term for argument.' The motion was
In the Northern Security company
case, 191 U. S., 555, 48 LAW fed., 289
the court declared that it was within
its jurisdiction to allow appearance
by amicus curiae in any case when
justified by the circumstances.
It would seem that it would not
need citation of. any authority to sug
gest that the matter is entirely with
in the discretion of the court to per
mit or deny the application as it
deemed the circumstances Justified.
This brings us to consideration of
what the circumstances are as we un-d-erstand
them here. It appears that
n application for a writ of certiorari
was based upon an a'lleged conflict
f decision between the circuit court
appeals for the ninth circuit and
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EVENTS IN THE NEWS.
Cry for nelp Believed to Come
From Some Vessel OTf of
Point Argucllo, Cal.
SAN PEDRO. Cal., May 7. A wire
less call for assistance purporting to
come from a ship in distress was
picked up late today by the United
States naval radio station at San
The message was not completed and
neither the name nor the position of
the sh'p was obtained, it was an
nounced at the station.
The message, It was said, was
picked up while being relayed to the
naval wireless station at Point Argu
ello by a ship off that point. The
name of the relaying ship was not
caught here. The message, as re
ceived by the bamor radio, was
"S. O. S. 61." The f'gures were be
lieved to have been a part of the
SAN FRANCISCO. May 7. Wireless
station "KDNT." operated by a utility
conmanv at Bakerslleld. cal.. mio
today reported to the navy radio sta
tion at Point Argucllo, Cal., that it
had picked up a wireless distress
all from some vessel whose name
was not given. The message was re
laved to the radio station by th
steamer La Placentia, at sea, which
caught it from Bakersfleld. The men
saee follows: "Picked up b.u.s. on
600 meters at 3:52 P. M. Only posi
tion a-lven was 61 when ship stopped
sending without even signing on.
WOMEN'S STORE TO OPEN
Kivteen Company Leases
rv.. cw..t Kivteen romoanv of New
York, operating a chain of cloak and
suit stores for women, iou a.
vj-.terrfav on the three-story Dolph
Kiriie. n ih west side of Broad
way between Alder and Morrison
streets. The lease is to run iur i
vnra and involves tne payment
rentals aggregating .o.v.w-.
. . .i utAAnn
T wo a announced tnat ine new no
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and would overhaul completely the
interior of the building and alter it
for accommodating a high-class mer
chandising establishment. It was es
timated that alterations would cost
The building involved In the lease
la occuDied by the Hudson's Bay Fur
company and the Cat'n Fiddle on the
around iloor. wnne me tw u uve
atories are used for holel purposes.
The property Is owned by Mrs. Elisa
r Dn nh and was itiaca kiww
months ago to Lennon's, Inc.
CANNON 85 YEARS OLD
Uncle Joe" Celebrates Birthday
by Refusing to Adjourn.
WASHINGTON. May 7. "Uncle
Joe" Canhon, holder of the American
record for continuous service l.i con
gress. celebrated his 85th birthday
today by sticking on the Job. The
house was not in session, but the ex-
speaker refused to adjourn" and at
tended a meeting of the appropria
Someone asked him how many
cigars he had consumed since he be
"I don't know, but that reminds
me," he said, as he reached in his
pocket, pulled out a stogie and bor
rowed a match.
BLAST KILLS 2, HURTS 3
Field Worker Arrested on Charge
of Murder After Explosion.
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo May 7. Two
men were killed, three injured, one
seriously, and Burt Lampltt, 60 years
old, oil field worker, was arrested
charged with murder as the result of
an explosion which partly wrecked
the bunkbouse ot the Ohio Oil com-
ipany In the Grass Creek oil field at
1:30 o'clock this morning.
Lampitt was arrested and .brought
here late today.
Falls City Man Dies.
DALLAS, Or., May 7. Ira J. Brad
shaw, aged 47. died May 8 at his home
near Falls City. He is survived by
a widow and six children.
ErH'.V I'? I
Ceremony at University Is
HYGIENE IS EXEMPLIFIED
Fine Building Monument to
People of Oregon.
MANY ATTEND EXERCISES
President or 51111s Col lego Among
Distinguished Speakers Who Ex
tol Physical Education.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
May 7. (Special) As a fitting trlbuie
to the womanhood of Oregon, the
Woman's Memorial hall today was
dedicated at the university, when
hundreds of persons from every part
Of the state gathered to 'ltnes the
event which signified a new epoch
In the education of the young women
of the northwest.
"I am touched with enthusiasm
when I look at the woman's building
and think what it means," said Dr.
Harry B. Torrey, In Introducing Dr.
Aurelia H. Reinhardt. who spoke at
the morning ceremonies. It consti
tutes a fitting memorial to the per
sistent efforts of Mrs. Gerllnger in
raising money for its construction.
"It is not so much a women's build
ing, as it is a part of the whole uni
versity Such a building and equip
ment are really necessary to make up
an all-around institution.
Health Programme Complete.
"The school of physical education
stands for health and the woman's
building, with its fine equipment, cor
rective rooms, open air gymnanlum,
athletic field, rest rooms and places
for social gatherings, affords wonder
ful opportunities for a full health
programme. Education no longer can
be considered Just so much mathe
matics, science and languages, but It
must Include a rational share of rare
and correction of bodily ailments."
Much the same thought was fol
lowed out by Dr. Reinhardt In her
address, the theme of which was "The
Relation of Physical Education and
Health Programme to College Work,'
It Is a privilege to stand In this
noble building, dedicated to the
health of the people of the state of
Oregon." said Dr. Reinhardt. "Ths
world needs not only the old wisdom
of the past, but also the new wisdom
of today," she stated.
(.rreka Larked Wisdom.
In spite of the great wisdom of
the Greek philosophers, they lacked
certain knowledge and tho kingdom
fell. A lack of knowledgo of right
methods ot living has caused a great
deal of unnecessary mortality in the
past and is doing so yet. The goal
of education has changed much In the
last 300 years. Knowledgo at one
time was sought for tho sake ol
knowledge alone, but today Its ap
plication to dally ltfo Is tho thing of
greatest Importance. Modern educa
tion Is more dynamic than ever be
fore, for it has stored up In It such
great amount of public service.
The movement for physical educa
tion Is not purely an educational
movement. It is a movement to Im
prove living for tho mass as well as
for the class.
Health Movement Modrra.
"The public health movement Is
comparatively recent. The men's col
legos were the first to mako provi
sions for the health of their students.
1860 Harvard. Vale and Amherst
built the first gymnasiums, but only
Amherst provided an Instructor In
physical education at that time. Pre
vious to this tlmo there had been
small consciousness of the relation of
health and education. Kvm after a
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