The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 02, 1922, Section One, Image 1

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    94 Pages
Nine Sections
Section One
Pages 1 to 18
Entered at Portland 0-ffonj
Postoffice &s Secnpd -class Matter
.Roads Operate Despite
Shopmen's Walkout.
Issue Declared Up to Unions
and Labor Board.
tabor Leaders Say Strike Nearly
100 Per Cent Effective; Gov
ernment Ready to Vct.
CHICAGO, July 1. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) With the country
Wide strike of shopmen declared by
union leaders to -be practically 100
per cent perfect, the nation's great
transportation machine continued
Its work without interruption.
Railway executives were unani
mous in expressing their belief that
the strike would have little effect
on the operation of their roads and
at the same time asserted that any
move toward a settlement would
have to come from the United States
labor board or the employes.
B. M. Jewell, president of the rail
way department of the American
Federation of Labor, who yesterday
refused to appear at a federal in
quiry into the strike call, reiterated
that the only basis for a settlement
was for the roads to agree not to
put into effect wage decreases re
cently ordered for the shop men by
the labor board. .
Ben Wi Hooper, chairman of the
labor board, declared in a formal
atatement that the power of the
government, coupled with public
sentiment, will give every protec
tion to every railway employe who
remains on the job and to all new
men who take the places of the
strikers in the present walkout.
Federal Tribunal Ignored.
Mr. Hooper asserted that the
ctrlke was called against the deci
iomr"of a federal tribunal over
rullngs laid down after careful con
sideration of tie evidence on boti
sides. The men who take the places
of the striking shopmen will render
a public service, he declared, and
should therefore be immune from
the characterization of "scab" or
The walkout began in all sec
tions of the country promptly, at 10
A. M., and in many places took on
the aspect of a . holiday, the men
singing and cheering as they threw
down their tools. As reports came
In to union headquarters during the
day leaders asserted that the ranks
of the strikers would number more
than three-quarters of the 400,000
membership before nightfall. Later
Mr. Jewell said that reports from
128 of the 201 class l roads showed
practically a 100 per cent walkout.
The only display of force reported
during the day was at Beardstown,
111., where several hundred shop
men, after failing to persuade four
companions to join them in the
walkout, picked them up bodily and
carried them put. "We sent them
home," the leader was quoted as
saying, "to avoid trouble." In Chi
cago, the hub of the walkout, where
it fs estimated 100,000 men are af
fected, no disturbances of any kind
were reported and all of the roads
claimed that both passengers and
freight were being handled without
interruption of any kind.
Trains Operate as Usual.
"Train operations are just as usu
al and we are carrying the crowds,
even on the extra sections that have
been attached for the holiday pll
grims," was the word from the gen
eral offices of the Northwestern
"I do not expect the strike to in
terfere with train movements." said
8. M. Felton, president of the Chi
cago, 'Great Western railway and
(Concluded on Paga 4, Column 3.)
ONCiET . UoW U.r.Nft IV
Increase Made From $1,000,000
, to $2,000,000- Surplus Now
Is $400,000 Additional.
Capital stock of the Northwestern
National bank was increased yester
day from "(1,000,000 to J2,00u,000.
thus giving an indication of the
rapid growth that the institution
has made since it first opened its
doors for business, January 2, 1913.
For some time the officers of the
bank have had under consideration
an increase in the capital stock.
Early in the current year the plans
took definite form and the stock
holders voted to double the capital
ization. The new stock was soon
paid in, in cash, and authority for
the increase was asked from the
treasury department. Telegraphic
approval .of the request was received
from Washington, D. C, yesterday
and the announcement was then
madeMo the public
When the Northwestern National
bank first started business it had a
capital stock of $50,000, resources of
(2,500,000 and 2400 depositors. The
growth of the institution was rapid
from the beginning, and in 191S it
was found necessary to increase the
capital stock to $1,000,000.
Since that period the growth has
been steady and the bank now has a
capital and surplus of $2,400,000, re
sources of more than $20,000,000 and
depositors numbering 3,000. It has
attained a place among the strong
est capitalized banks in the north
west. It was during the war period of
from 1914 to 1918 that the North
western National bank's growth was
most rapid. In that four-year period
it led all of the banks of the coun
try in percentage of growth.
In making the announcement of
the increased capitalization Emery
Olmstead, president, said:
"We take this opportunity of
thanking our large family of depos
itors for their loyal support, which
has made it possible to build a great
bank in Portland in less than ten
"We are proud of our record and
are confident of the future, and our
every effort will be directed towards
serving pur depositors in Buch a way
as to merit the confidence that has
been placed in us."
: ',
North Dakota Independents Say
Their Nominees Have Won.
FARGO, N. D.. July 1. (By the
Associated Press.) With the re
publican nomination for United
States senator in possession of Lynn
I. Frazier, recalled" non-partisan
league governor, and Governor A.
Nestos, , independent, renominated,
the republican nominee for governor,
leaguers and independents were
making claims tonight for other
state nominations.
Independents claimed that the
14,251 lead of Governor Nestos would
sweep all their candidates into the
republican nominations, with the
possible exceptions of the candi
dates for state auditor-and com
missioner of insurance.
Divorce Defendant Says She Was
Forced to Move 2 5 Times.
VANCOUVER. Wash., July 1.
(Special.) in the case of Rufus C.
Allyn against his wife, Sarah I.
Allyn, in which he sought to obtain
a divorce, the defendant today filed
an answer to the complaint.
She alleged that her. husband in
the past 25 years has compelled her
to move to 25 different places, not
counting where she now is, and that
as a result they were never In one
place long enough to become per
manent so as to accumulate any
property, and as 9 result they have
always been in straightened circum
Normal Temperature Promised on
Coast This Week.
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 1.
Weather outlook for the week be
ginning Monday:
Pacific states Generally fair and
normal' temperature.
Lenity Is Asked for Pet
Owned by Immigrant.
Pennsylvania Law Gives
Rise to Executive Act.
Descendant of Mastiff and St.
' Bernard Safe in Care of
Lansdale Foundmaster.
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1. The
president of the United States
and Mrs. Harding and Governor
Sproule of Pennsy'vania, i became
known today, interceded for the life
of a dog 'hat was supposed to have
been condemned to death at Lan
caster, Pa., because it was owned
by an alien, contrary to Pennsyl
vania law. The dog's life had been
saved and the alien Jacob Silver
man, a farmer fined $25 before the
presidential appeal reached Justice
of the Peace Boorse. The alien has
taken an appeal from the fine and
"Dick" Silverman, part St. Bernard
and part mastiff, is in the care of
the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals.
The president, in his appeal to
the governor, said:
"I think you will have to count
this letter a personal one rather
than an official communication. I
write It at the suggestion of Mrs.
Harding, though I am happy to do
so, because the appeal, which has
greatly stirred her, touches me no
less forcibly.
President Makes Plea.
"I enclose you the anonymous let
ter and;newspaper clippings, which
came to Mrs. Harding. If the story'
is correct, a Russian immigrant has
a faithful dog, ..which he loves, and
because his possession of the dog in
some way conflicts with the law, the
dog has been sentenced to be shot.
"I Jiave tried to put myself, lov
ing a dog as I do, in the position of
this poor Immigrant, and I know the
perturbation that fills his soul. I
once had to have a dog killed that
I greatly, loved, and I recall it to
this day as the sorest trial of my
"I am not familiar with the law
invoked. According to, the newspa
pers an alien is not permitted to own
a dog. Surely there must be some
way to comply with the spirit of the
law and allow this poor foreigner
to retain his treasured animal friend.
Federal Pardon Barred.
"If it came within, my executive
authority, I would gladly grant a
pardon to the convicted animal. ,1
suppose there is good and ample rea
son for a statute which makes this
dog an unlawful possession, but I
have an abiding faith that the man
who loves his dog to the extent that
he will grieve for him has in him
the qualities which will make a loyal
"Mrs. Harding and I are both
pleased to appeal for some form of
clemency in this case, atjd hope this
note is not too late to enable us to
add our appeal in behalf of both
Silverman arid his dog."
Governor Sproule immediately
telegraphed the justice of the peace
and also telegraphed the president,
assuring him that "Dick" would be
The dog had been given to Silver
man and its illegal ownership was
discovered by a game warden. Sil
verman's lotfe for his dog and the
respect In which his neighbors held
him brought many persons to the
hearing in Lansdale last night on
the report that the dog had been
condemned to death. Today Justice
Boorse said he had never ordered
the dog killed, although the law
provided such a penalty.
Three Other Features Promised ;
in Course of Week, Including -Gettysburg
Of the four concerts scheduled for
this week as radio entertainment to
be broadcast from The Oregonian
tower, two are entirely instrumental
and the other two consist mostly of
vocal offerings, "with violin and
piano solos. In addition Lincoln's
Gettysburg address will be read
over the radio Tuesday by Frank
McGlynn, celebrated Abraham Lin
coln actor.
In placs of the White Temple
quartet, which was to have given
a concert of sacred music tonight,
but could not on account of the ab
sence of one member, Miss Phyllis
Wolfe has substituted L'AIlegro
quartet, which she also directs. The
quartet is composed of Miss Alice
Johnson, Miss Nina Herman, Miss
Morrita Howard and Mrs. , Arthur
Osborne. Besides the quartet, the
programme inoludes Miss Phyllis
Wolfe, soprano; Miss M4.rie Collins
Madden, soprano; Mrs. L. W. Wal
dorf, violiniste, and Miss Mary Bul
lock, pianist.
The concert to be broadcast fol
lows: Quartet "Greetings to .Spring"
Soprano solo, Miss Marie Collins Mad
den "Sylvia" (Speaks).
Violin solos-. Mrs. L. W. Waldorf "Ro
mance in A" (Leurence) and "Mighty
Lak a Rose" (Nevin).
Voca! solo. Miss Phyllis Wolfe "Ave
Maria" (Gounod).
Piano solos, Miss Mary Bullock
"Tnrklah March," from "The Ruins ot
(Concluded on Page 13, Column 3.)
The Weather.
TODAY'S Fair; continued warm; north
rely winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
89 degrees; minimum temperature, 61
degrees. v
Departments. . .
Editorial. Section 3, page 8.
Dramatic. - Section 4, page 6.
Moving picture news. Section 4, page 1.
Real estate and building news. Section
4, page 9. :- ,
Churches. Section 5, page 2.
Books. Section 5, page 3.
Automobiles. Section 8,
Music. Section 4, page 5.
Garden department. Section 3, page 11.
Radio. Section 5, page 6.
Women's Features. '
Society. Section 3, page 1.
Women's activities. Section 3, page 11.
At the beaches. Section, 3;- page 6.
Fashions. Section 5, pages 1 o 4. ,
Madame RIchet's :column. Section . 6i
page 1. ,
Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page 1.
Auction bridge. Section 15, page 8. -'
Special Features.
New statues cause sensations. . Ma'gazine
section, gage
Floating teas new beach pastime. Maga
zine section, page 2.
"Probability and Error," fiction feature.
Magazine section, page 3. -
Americans jilted for. titles. Magazine
section, page 4.
Evolution and God. Magazine section,
page 5.
News of world as -seen by camera. Maga
zine section, page 6.
Hill's cartoons, "Among Us Mortals."
Magazine section, page T. 1
Hobo lore. Magazine section, page 8.
The web of circumstance. Magazine sec
tion, page 8.
Giants' Jazz band. Section 3, page 5. '
Faling legacy is boon for children's
home. Section 3, page 10,
Gossip of , world capitals. Section 4,
page 8.
Prominent women. Section 5, page 5. -Darling's
cartoons on topics of the day.
Section 5, page 7. m
French to explain delay in payment of
debts. Section 1, page 6.
Germany's murder epidemic goes on un
checked, says Maximilian Harden. Sec
tion 1. page 3.
Irish rebels believed to be planning cap
ture of Cork. Section 1, page 2.
Signs fa Germany point to reaction in
favor of monarchy. Section 1, page 13.
Dublin realizes Four Courts surrender
is only phase of long battle. Section
1, page 13.
National. -
Drive against seniority rule in senate,
likely to bring results, says Sullivan.
Section 1, page 6.
Harding to seize German chemical se
crets. Section 1, page 14. .-
Northwest's men proud of record. Section
1, page 2.,
Coal operators and miners meet. Sec
tion 1, page 14. :
Senate approves tariff of 30 cents per
bushel on wheat. - Section 1, page 14.
Farm bloc ally candidate in Virginia.
Section 1, page 6.
Railways predicted to profit from reduced
r freight rates. Section 1, page 5.
580,000,000 merger of automobile manu
facturers announced. Section 1, page 2.
Railroad , shopmen throughout United
, States respond to walkout order. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
The Oregonian to Find Maid to
Represent Portland at Pag
' eant in Atlantic City.
Wanted the prettiest girl in
The Oregonian will undertake the
quest and when Portland's fairest
feminine'flower is found, she will
represent the Rose City at the big
pageant to be held by Atlantic City
September 6, 7 and 8, with all ex
penses of the trip paid.
Seventy-two cities of the United
States and Canada will send their
most beautiful girls to Atlantic City.
Among them all Portland's repre
sentative should rule as a queen in
her own right and it Is the object
of The Oregonian to seek out the
one prettiest girl among all Port
land's handsome queens of maiden
hood, although the undertaking, it
is admitted. Is a monumental one.
The Oregonian believes the object
aimed at would not be attained
through a voting contest, popular
ity balloting, or other means of like
nature. What Is wanted is the most
beautiful girl Portland has and It is
thought the only way to seek her
out successfully is to make the
search widely known and ask that
pretty girls of Portland and their
friends send in photographs of all
who will help us in making the best
selection possible. The pictures sub
mitted should be accompanied by a
letter from the contestant, to the
effect that she is a contender for the
high honor of beauty queen of Port-
(Concluded, on Page 13, Coluirin 1.)
. Domestic.
Harding pleads for dog's life.' Section
1, page 1. . ' i
Pacific Northwest,
Churches of Christ open convention at
Turner Or. Section 1, page 10.
Credit of city used by police captain.
Section 1, page 8.
Test period for telechronometer at Ev
erett,' Wash., continued. Section 1,
page 8. .
Rum runners hunt Monterey "snitch."
Section 1, page X
General White charges discrimination
against Oregon forts. Section 1,
page 7.
Only three of 15 proposed amendments
filed. Section 1, page 6.
Hecker found guilty of first degree mur
der, bection l, page 1.
"Progressive" party is bom in Idaho,
Section 1, page 9.
Chautauqua opens in Gladstone Park.
section 1, page 14. .
V J ; ' Sports.' '
Pjfcjjic Coast league results; At Fort-
A md 4, Los Angeles- 7; at Seattle 3,
jan Francisco 7; at Los Angeles, Ver-
Iiion , salt Iake l; at Oakland 5,
'.Sacramento 1. Section 2, page, 11.
Frfends deplore Griffith's defiance ot
Laadis. Section 2, page 1.
Visiting oarsmen to make strong bid for
northwest title. Section 2, j?age 5.
Army will stage 12 racing events. Sec'
tion 2, page 5.
Circus Solly gets calldown from Chance.
Section 2, page 6.
Recovery of Oregon championship hope
oi veteran tennis stars. Section 2,
page 4. .
Englishmen cheer pugs' work abroad.
Section 2, page 3.
Tualatin club makes bigplans for state
6"" U4iUlUUllips, oectiou
page 3.
Babe's three home runs defeat Athletics
in double bill. Section 2, page 2.
Thlbodaux is victor In L&tonla derby.
section z, page 4,
Evans is champion for seventh time.
Section 2, page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Two-thirds wheat crop indicated in Pa
cific northwest. Section 1, page 16.
Chicago wheat up on poor threshing re
turns, section j, page 16.
Liberty bonds continue to advance. Sec
tion 1, page 17.
Pre-holiday conditions mark New York
stock Exchange session. Section 1,
page 16.
Three wood steamers built here during
war are scrapped. Section if page lo,
Portland and Vicinity.
Quiet celebrations will mark observance
or independence day in Portland.
section i, page 18.
Designation-of major traffic streets on
east side advocated. Section 1, page 12.
Western members of Paint, Oil and Var-
nisn association to meet tn Portland.
Section 1 page 9.
No reply made to Miss Alice Robertson,
Section 1, page 9.
Former residents of Salem hold annual
reunion. Section 1, page 8.
Railroad shop workers of Oregon walk
out. section 1. page 4.
Fire destroys 40 acres of timber on Buck
ley avenue. Section 1, page 3.
The Oregonian to find prettiest girl in
f ortiana. section l, page 1.
Three days of fair weather promised for
Fourth of July celebrators. Section 1,
page 1.
Many important political events sched
' uled for week. Section 1, page 1.
Quartet will sing for radio tonight. Sec
tion 1, page l.
Capital stock of Northwestlrn National
bank is doubled. Section 1, page 1,
Many Important Events
v Are Scheduled.
JJDecision on Election Must
Be Made by July 6.
Tax Clubs to Hold 'State Conven
tion at Salem and RepuMlcan
Committee Will Be Named.
This is to be a somewhat mo
mentous week in politic with much
centering on July 6, next Thursday.
For example:
July 6 is the last day" on which
Charles Hall can apply tor a con
test of the republican primary votes
on governor.
That date Is also the last one on
which initiative petitions shall be
filed with the secretary of state, if
they are Intended for the November
ballot. . The grange income tax
measure will get under the wire on
time and- a second income tax meas
ure, as a proposed amendment to
the state constitution, may also be
filed, and there may be still other
petitions filed.
Tax Clnba to Meet.
Likewise on the date mentioned
the tax reduction clubs plan their
state convention at Salem with the
prospect of bringing out an inde
pendnt candidate for governor and
other state offices.
Sometime during the week Chair
man Walter L. Tooze Jr. may an
nounce the personnel of (the execu
tive committee of the rerpublican
state central committee.
So, all things consiaered, matters
political will be fairly active after
the glorious Fourth.
Legal , advisors of Senator Hall
have assured him that he has until
July 6 in which to file his much
discussed .contest Mr. Hall says
that unless one or two things not
specified occur, he will make a
contest. When the time comes Hall
will issue a statement to the public.
Many Conferences Held.
Since the primaries, when returns
disclosed that Ben W. Olcott had
defeated the state senator from
Coos Bay, there have been innum
erable rumors, regarding Hall's
plans. For weeks Hall has been
engaged in making a personal in
vestigation of election matters and
has visited Pendleton and' other
towns to confer with friends as to
what happened in their respective
section. Agents have been checking
precinct registrations, the vote cast
and other angles, all in the interest
of Hall. A large sum is said to
have been raised among Hall's se
cret society supporters to defray the
cost of the contest. It is said that
irregularities in counting ballot
will be alleged and another com
plaint will be that democrats
changed their registration on elec
tion day and voted the republican
Just what Hall thinks is wrong
will not be made public until he
sees fit to speak. W. S.. U'Ren will
be one of the lawyers engaged by
the Hall forces in the contest. There
is no forecasting how much time
will be consumed in the contest if
the courts allow a contest and It
is possible it will drag its weary
way through the summer so that the
November general election may be
on the horizon before a decision is
reached. , .
Tnro Moves Are Open.
In the event that Hail aoes not
win the nomination in the contest,
then the group backing him is ex
pected either to produce an inde
pendent candidate or swing to the
democratic nominee for governor.
C. E. Gates is supposed to have first
call on 'this vote as an independent
(Concluded on Page 3. Coiumn 1.)
Forecaster Wells Says- There Is
Nothing to, Indicate Any
Change From Present. :
Continuation of fair weather to
day, tomorrow and Tuesday was the
assurance given 'by District Fore
caster Wells to all travelers who
contemplate a three-day trip over
the Fourth of July. The forecaster
was not entirely confident, but he
said late last night that thQre was
nothing to Indicate, a change from
the prevalent fair weather.
Both the maximum temperature
and the jirlnd were higher yesterday
than they have been for several
days. About 4:30 o'clock in the after
noon the thermometer registered 89
degrees, 6 degrees higher than on
Friday, and equal to the highest
temperature of June. The prevail
ing northwest winds were blowing
at .the rate of 12 miles an hour.
While it was generally considered
that June was an extremely hot
month the monthly summary pre
pared by the weather bureau showed
that it broke no weather records.
The mean temperature for . the
month was 65.5 degrees, while the
normal temperature for June is 6X4
degrees, a record made in 1889. The
lowest precipitation recorded in 60
years was .12 inches in mi, while
this month there was .14 inches.
The hottest day of the month waa
June 19, when a high mark of 89 de
grees was reached. On June 16 the
lowest temperature was recorded as
46 degrees.
EUGENE, Or., July 1 (Special.)
For the second time this year the
temperature i$ached 91 degrees to
day, the previous high mark being
on May 30. Everything is dry and
forest fires are breaking out again
but no damage is yet reported here.
Spring sown grain is suffering
severely from the drouth and will be
very short here. Cherries and ber
ries are also being affected by the
heat. '
THE DALLES, Or., July 1. (Spe
cial.) The Dalles sweltered through
the hottest temperature of the year,
today, the mercury climbing to 103
above at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Despite the hot weather, the Co
lumbia is receding rapidly and
swimming at the municipal dip will
be resumed shortly.
ALBANY, Or., July 1. (Special.)
An unusually warm day inaugur
ated July in this section of the
state. . The maximum temperature
was 94. Though this is one degree
less than the highest temperature
recorded here this summer, the day
was very sultry.
French Troops and German Civil
ians Clash in Silesia.
BERLIN, July 1. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Advices from Glei
witz, Silesia, report 15 killed and
25 wounded in a collision between
German civilians and a detachment
of French troops this morning.
A state jof siege has been pro
claimed. French armored cars are
patrolling the streets and rifle fir
ing was in progress in some of the
streets tonight.
One Man Killed, Two Injured in
Mishap Near lone.
IONE, Or., July 1. (Special.) Bob
Sperry was killed and Wayne Sperry
and Oscar Bergstrom were injured
seriously in an automobile accident
three mifes from lone, on the Oregon-Washington
highway, at 8
o'clock tonight.
Details of the accident had not
been received here at a late hour.
Senator Stanfield Advises His
Colleague He Will Return.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 1. Sen
ator Stanfield, who has been absent
from Washington since April 1,
telegraphed Senator McNary today
that he would leave for here on
July 5 to resume his duties in the
THE 5-00O
AoYe.vs of
Slayer .of Frank Bowker
Scheduled to Hang.
Mother and Sweetheart'CoI
lapse rUnder Shock.
Judge Campbell to Pronounce
Sentence on Prisoner Wednes
day; Death Penalty Certain.
OREGON CJTY. Or., July 1. (Spe
cial.) "Guilty of murder in the first
degree" was the verdict brought
against Russell Hecker here today.
After' deliberating for 59 minutes
the jury which was trying him for
the slaying of Frank Bowker. Port
land musician, returned a verdict
upholding the indictment for the
crime committed at Clackamas sta
tion Easter Sunday.
Under the verdict Hecker must be
sentenced to hang.
Hecker, standing before the bench
to hear the verdict, sank into a
chair. For a moment he sat as if
stunned, then slowly let his head
sink into his hands. But he did net
cry. Downstairs his mother, whose
face had grown more haggard as
the trial progressed, went into
hysterics. Her shrieks, which filled
the courthouse, did not stop until a
physician was called. Almost un
conscious, the woman was removed,
to a hotel room, where she received
immediate medical attention.
Sweetheart Is Overcome.
Nellie Lainhart, Hecker's sweet
heart, shrieked with grief upon
being infomed of the verdict. Later,
in the sheriff's office, she lay de
spondent in the arms of the 24-year-old
youth who next Wednesday will
hear from Trial Judge Campbell
the sentence for his crime for which
he was convicted by the jury with
out recommendation.
Hecker's father, who had sat at
the boy's side during the entire
trial, was stunned by the verdict.
For an instant his face blanched,
but with a set expression he turned
and laid his hand upon his son's
The defense immediately will
move for a new trial, Thomas Ryan,
one of the attorneys stated. A two
week Interval for the perfection of
the necessary legal detail has been
allowed by Judge Campbell.
The case was sent to thejury at
3:37 o'clock this afternoon. The
arguments of the attorneys, limited
to two hours on a side, consumed the
morning and part of the afternoon
session. Judge Campbell's instruc
tions to the jury were brief, out
lining the general terms of the law
and the constitution of the four ver
dicts which co;-.ld be returned, from
first degree murder to manslaughter.
First Degree Verdict Asked.
The opening argument for the
prosecution was made by George
Mowry, deputy district attorney of
Multnomah county. A plea for either
a first degree verdict or an exonera
tion was made by the state in sup
port of the contention that the
crime was premeditated and com
mitted in cold blood.
The position of the bullet wound
in the back of the head, the removal
of all of the marks of identifica
tion on the body, the sinking of the
corpse in the Calapooia, the bor
rowing of a pistol, and the purchase
of a hop sack were dwelt on by the
attorney as evidence of murderous
intent. The fact that Hecker's com
mission on the bootleg deal was to
be small, and his taking of the
money from Bowker's pockets also
were pointed out.
Livy Stipp, district attorney in
charge of the' prosecution, made the
closing argument for the prosecu
tion. He covered the entire ground
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