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VOL. XL I NO. 31 Entered at Portland (Orffon
Postofftce as Second-cTai Matter
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY.SO, 1923
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FLIGHT OVER POLE
HELD UP, IS REPORT
HAS $60,000 FIRE
HUGE FLAMING MASS
PLUNGES INTO OCEAN
PLUMMET THOUGHT METEOR
OR BURNING PLANE. ;
SURE OF ELECTION
NEW LEGION HEAD
FILM NOW SILENT
WILL SPEAK SOON
CAPTAIX . AMUXDSEN QUITS
MAUD FOR schooner!
ART TREASURES DESTROYED
BY BIG BLAZE.
OKLAHOMA. WOMAN PRE"
DICTS LANDSLIDE VOTE.
Senator Puts on Real
Show in Missouri.
SUCCESS HELD DOUBTFUL
Spectacular Fight Ends
. With Primary Tuesday.
WOMEN FORGET NOTHING
Feminine Vote, According to Sul
livan,' May Prove to Be,
by mark Sullivan.
(Copyright by tne New York Evening
Post. Published hv Arrangement.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 29.
(Special.) Among- the three sena
torial primaries that occur next
Tuesday, by far the most interesting'
is the Missouri one, in which Sena
tor Reed has been engaged Jn 10
weeks in an extraordinary personal
attempt to effect a return from
what, as everybody supposed, was
his political grave.
The information that Washington
gets is that Reed has not succeeded
in averting the doom promised when
he incurred the opposition of ex
President Wilson. Not All of Wash
ington, by any means, is glad to
hear this news. The thick and thin
friends of Wilson are as eager to
gee Reed annihilated as Wilson him
seif is; but in the senate, among
many republicans as well as demo
crats, the still lingering hope is that
fate will enable Reed to rebuke the
audacity that tried to read him out
of his party.
The senate, beneath all its fac
tional cleavages and personal
enmities, is at bottom a club, a club
of loyal brothers, and nothing would
please it better than to have the
Missouri primary turn out, not a re
buke to Reed, but a I rebuke to the
ex-president who dared to try to
proscribe a senator. This sentiment
is sharSo""eten by " many senators
who carry wounds incurred in va
rious senatorial frays with Seed.
Reed's Strength Surprise.
Even outside the senate, even, in
deed, in Missouri, Wilson's outlaw
ing of Reed went periously near to
the point where such an action fails
to have the result intended, but
reacts in favor of the victim. It is
said that in addition to those letters
from Wilson which Reed's enemies
have already published, there -are
several others which they have re
tained in their files through a pru
dent estimate of the boomerang pos
sibtlities of this sort of thing. ....
Even though Reed should 'be
beaten, the strength he has been
able to show is a surprise, consider
ing the depth from which he started, j
Even before Wilson denounced him,
as long ago as 1920, Reed seemed to
be as hopelessly an outlaw from. 'his'
party in Missouri as could be. When
he tried to b'e a delegate at the
democratic national convention, two
years ago he succeeded in being
named by his local party organiza
tion in Kansas City. But the demo
cratic state convention turned him
down by a vote of 112 to 2, and Reed
was prevented from carrying out
the Intention he avowed of going to
the national convention to oppose
Wilson and to oppose any platform
or any candidate that Wilson might
be. assumed to favor.
Personality Big Factor.
That Reed should be able to re
cover from this opposition, even to
the extent of making any kind of
fight at all for renomination in his
state, is a tribute to certain remark
able, if not wholly happy, traits of
his personality. On personality
Reed has had the best of this fight.
The newspaper men who were sent
out to follow Reed's tour all report
having had an Interesting and
agreeable time; while some of those
sent out to cover the tour of Reed's
opponent, Breckenridge Long, have
asked their papers to bring them
(Concluded on Page 5. Codumn 3.)
Attempt to Reach Point Barrow
on Power Boat Abandoned
( Also, Says Dispatch.
NOME, Alaska, July 29. (By the
Associated Press.) Captain Roald
Amundsen has abandoned his at
tempt to reach Point Barrow in the
gasoline power boat Maud, his ex
ploration ship, and has transferred
to the schooner Holmes, according
to a wireless message received here.
Transferring- to the Holmes with
Captain Amundsen were Lieutenant
G. OmdaL aviator, and one other
man whose name was not given. It
is understood, however, that the
plan to fly across the north pole
has been abandoned until next year.
Captain. Roald Amundsen's ex
ploration ship Maud, with which
the explorer hopes to drift past the
north poie In the Arctic pack, has
left Deerlng, on Kotzebue sound,
bound through Bering strait. The
last faint radio signals from the
Maud carried the message: "We are
leaving for the Arctic."
It is believed here that Captain
Amundsen was not able to land at
Deering the airplane, with which
he expects to attempt a Slight
across the north . pole from Point
Barrow, Alaska, to Grants Land.
The date of his hop off from Point
Barrow Is uncertain.
KILAjJEA CUTS UP AGAIN
Five Flows of Lava With , Plenty
of Explosions Reported.
HONOLULU, T. H., July 21.
(Special Correspondence.) Kllauea
is giving hopes of cutting up
again. After a period of inactivity
during which both fire and lava
left the pit entirely, the big volcano
on the island of Hawaii promises to
resume business at the old stand.
There were five flows of lava last
night, with plenty of fountains of
fire and explosions.
"Madame Pele is back from her
summer vacation," remarked George
Armitage, head of the Hawaii tour
ist bureau the other day, on hearing
FOUR HURT; AUTO UPSETS
North Bend Party Badly Injured
In Accident Near North Bend.
IgOLD HILL, Or., July 29. (Spe
cial.) Dr. H. E. Burmester, his wife
and daughter, and ' Paul Schillers
trom of North Bend. Or., were badly
cut and bruised late today when
their aut'o turned over and pinned
them beneath it in the soft mud -of
the irrigation ditch on the Pacific
highway just south of Gold HilL
The accident occurred just oppo
site' the Gold Hill auto camp. A
number of campers rushed to their
rescue and saved several of the
party from drowning and smother
ing. The doctor was driving the
auto. The steering gear went wrong
and the car turned over three times.
WHOLE FAMILY IN PLANE
Colonel Bingham Takes Wife and
v Six Sons Out Flying.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
- (Hy Chicago Tribune leased wire.)
'. LONDON, July 29. (By wireless.)
One family practically monopo
lized the Paris air service today
when Colonel Hiram G. Bingham of
New Haven, Conn., and his wife and
six'sons "between 11 and 20 years of
age, occupied a five-seater Daimler.
Colonel Bingham, who was a
pilot in . the American army in
France and Intends to tour by air
plane, asserted that British civil
aviation surpasses the Amerfcan.
0BENCHAIN JURY SPLIT
Deadlock Reported Hopeless in
Second Trial for Murder.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. .July 29.
The jury deliberating in-the second
trial of Mrs. Madalynne Obenchaln
for the murder of J. Bolton Ken
nedy reported to Judge John W.
Shenk late today that it was hope
lessly deadlocked and asked "to be
The judge refused the request and
instructed the jury to reach a ver
dict if possible. They returned to
the jury room to resume delibera
f v J v r 7- vf j-T"ZI v-2w WEA CiOlG TO BE- LT &omG To HAVE TvOUYiLE.
Hood River Man Defeats
' George Codding.
F. KIDDLE VICE-COMMANDER
Seaside Is Chosen Site of
DELEGATES START HOME
Resolutions Adopted Praising The
Dalles for Hospitality
THE DALLES, Or., July 29.
(Special.) With the Portland dele
gation swinging its 23 votes to them,
George - R. Wilbur of Hood River
was elected state commander and
Fred Kiddle of Island City, vlce
commanderr at the closing session
of the" fourth annual American
Legion convention here this after
noon. After 89 votes had been cast for
Wilbur, and 50 for George Codding,
Codding moved that the election be
made unanimous, which motion was
Opposed to Kiddle for the position
of vice-commander was Joe Minton
of Salem. Kiddle received 88 votes
to Minton's 42. He also moved that
the nomination be made unanimous,
and it was so ordered.
With the delegates rapidly thin
ning out," convention business, was
speeded up, after these twc elec
tions.' Prescott W. Cookingham of
Portland was re-elected state fi
nance officer for the third term.
He was unopposed. In his speech
of acceptance Cookingham explained
that he had been absent from most
of the convention sessions trying
to get some one to run against him.
', Frank James Chaplain,
Walter Gleason of Portland next
nominated Frank James of Dallas
as department chaplain, a position
which he now holds'. He was re
elected without opposition.
Members of the state executive
committee next, came up for con
sideration.' ' C. W. Woodruff of
Prineville was chosen to represent
the first district,. Claud Bristol of
Portland for the second district and
Tracy Savery of Dallas for the third
district. M. Dano of Marshfield was
chosen committeeman at large and
Charles A. Erskine of Bend as na
tional committeeman from Oregjn.
Shortly before convention business
began this afternoon .Governor
Olcott, who had. arrived earlier in
the day, spoke to the convention.
The governor commended The
Dalles post of the,. legion for its
work in putting on the convention
here. He also spoke briefly on the
work accomplished by the legion at
this convention and thanked Hhe
delegates for a resolution passed
earlier In the day commending the
work of the state bonus commission.
Seaside Gets Convention.
The question of what city would
entertain the legion in 1923 was set
tled this morning when M. F. Har-
desty, president of the Seaside Com
mercial club, presented an eloquent
plea for the meeting next year. The
delegates voted unanimously to give
Seaside "the convention, adding that
a few -sea breezes 'would not seem
amiss then, as the thermometer was
flirting with the 100 mark.
Early in the session, a resolution
was passed favoring the opening
up ot lands in Klamath county for
settlement by ex-service men, who,
It was said, were eagerly awaiting
the opportunity to do so.
Maurice E, Crumpaeker, Portland,
chairman of the legislative commit
tee, presented the report of his, body.
The legion, he said, should Interest
itself more actively in legislative
matters.' The committee recommend
ed extension of loan and bonus priv
ileges in Oregon to residents of the
(Concluded on Page 4, Column 4.)
PERRY GLIMPSES THE
2 Buildings Burned Down and
Several Others Damaged 'by
J Wind-Whipped Flames.
EUGENE, Or., July 29. (Special.)
The University of Oregon lost two
buildings and valuable works of art
today in a $60,000 fire'which broke
put on the campus at 4 P. M. Sev
eral other university buildings were
damaged by the flames.
A - large vacant residence two
blocks away from the blaze was
destroyed, having been set . afire
from flying ehlngles, and the resi
dence of Dr. H. J. Sheldon, dean of
the school of education, next to this
house, was damaged. -
The old brick structure originally
built for a men'e gymnasium 30 or
more years ago, later used as a
women's gymnasium and during the
past year .-occupied by the art de
partment, together with the frame
building occupied by the department
of physical education, were totally
destroyed and a frame building used
by the journalism department was
The printing plant adjoining the
Journalism "shack" was saved with
but little loss.
McClure hall was damaged to the
extent of several hundred dollars
and the roofs of the men's gymna
sium, the men's dormitory and Mary
Spiller hall as well as the roofs of
several residences near by were
(Concluded on Page 6, Column 1.)
INDEX OE TODAY'S. NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Highest temperature, 78
degrees; lowest, 56 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwest winds.
- , Departments.
Editorial. Section 3, page 8.
Dramatic. Section 4, page 6.
Moving picture news. Section 4, page 3L
Real estate and building news. Sec
tion 4, page 10.
Churches. Section 5, page 2..
Books. - Section 5, page 3.
Automobiles. Seotion 6. ,
Music Section 4, page 7.
Chess and checkers. Section 4, page 7.
Radio department. Section 6, page 6.
Garden. Section 4, page 11.
: Women's Features. "
Society. Section 3, page 1.
Women's activities. Section- 3, page 11.
Fashions. -Section 5, page 4.
Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page 5.
Madame Richet's column. Section 6,
Auction bridge. Section 4, page 9. . 1
Amundsen's trip across pole. Magazine
section, page 1. .
Women still willing ' to die for love.
Magazine section, page 2.
One day In a jazz factory. Magazine
section, page 3.
World watches Portland make fee cream
Magazine section, page 4.
Poverty haunts genius of brush. Maga
zine -section, page 5.
News of the world as seen by camera.
'Magazine section, page 6.
Hill's cartoons "Among Us Mortals."
MagazTne section, page 7.
Trick liquor receptacles now in vogue.
. Magazine section, page 8.
"The Tankerabogus" fiction feature.
Magazine section, page 9.
News of the beaches. Section 3, page 6.
Original of fiction heroine, visits Port
land. Section 3, page 8.
Gossip of world capitals. Section 4,
page 8. " .
Co-operation in Sell wood gets results.
Section 4, page 9.
Famous women. Section 4, page 11.
Darling's cartoons on topics of the day.
Section 5, page 7.
Married life ut Helen ' and Warren.
Section fi, page 7.
Portland gets -birth control convention.
Section 1, page 13.
Divorces in Paris worrying French. Sec
' tion 1, page 7.
Unity in Europe key to credits from
America-. Section 1, page 4.
Fall of Poincare ministry predicted. Sec
tion 1, page 2.
Harding forwards strike peace plan. Sec
tion 1, pago 3.
Farm bloc members find "protection" in
new tariff bill rather costly. Section
, 1, page 3.
Two strikes keep Whit$ House busy. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
Reed's campaign in Missouri diverting
but probably futile, says Sullivan.
Section 1, page 1.
Mid-west states face wet and dry issues.
Section 1, page 5.
Wisconsin now in midst of hot political
campaign. Section 1. page ft.
North Dakotans squelch league. Section
It page 4.
Fate of Kansas industrial count rests
with orders at August 1 primary. Sec
tion 1, page 2. -
Movie screen now silent, wi'l speak soon
declares scientist. Section ln page 1.
Flight over pole held up, is report. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Alice Robertson sure of election. Section
1, page 1.'
Sumner, Wash., in throes of big row
over morality- clean-up. Section 1,
page 8. -
NEWS AND COMMENTS 'PICTORIALLY ON
Object Blazes In Water for .Ten
Minutes or More Before
It Goes Down.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., July 29.
A great flaming object that fell
at a terrific speed from the heavens
either into the ocean off here or on
Santa Cruz Island, 18 miles south of
here, attracted the attention of
scores of persons for miles along
this portion of the coast.
Many believed, it to have been an
aircraft which caught fire at a
great height and fell into the ocean
where it burned for ten minutes
or more before . sinking. Others
were of the opinion that it was a
huge meteor that fell upon Sana
Cruz island where it continued to
burn far a considerable time.
Miss Gertrude Wright-Knox, fos
ter niece of the late Philander C.
Knox, said she and Miss Mabel E.
Ellwyn were, on a ranch ten miles
north )f here about dusk when they
saw. a huge ball of, fire falling at
.terrific speed across the sky and
emitting sparks as it fell.
"At first I thought the moon was
falling," said Miss Knox. "When I
first saw it, it appeared as large or
larger than the moon."
The ball of fire, she added, ap
peared to fall upon Santa Cruz is
land where it appeared to burst into
two fragments which continued to
(Concluded on page 15, column 2.)
Oregon supreme court eettled controversy
over savings 'deposits in aefunct fetate
Bank of Portland. Section 1, pago 12.
Special premiums for thoroughbreds to
be given state fair exhibitors, section
1, page 9.
Washington . investigation committee
makes report. Section 1, page 8. .
Colonel Lamping enters race for senate.
Section 1, page 9.
Primary is issue in Idaho politics. Sec
tion 1, page 8.
Natural mother of Madame Claudia
Wlndson Tartoue pleased daughter has
title. Section 1. page 8.
Conservative majority of Seattle city
council favor radical street car fare
- reduction. Section 1, page 6
Market road fund kept from state. Sec
tion 1. sage 6. '
Negro returns to testify at Medford klan
. probe. Section 1, page 5.
University of Oregon has $60,000 fire.
- Section 1, page 1.
George- Wilbur new head of legion in
state. Section 1, page 1.
Trial' on recount opens tomorrow. Section
1, page lfl.
- L Sports.
New nine-hole course will be sportiest
of city. Section 2, page 5. :
Three-ring water circus held at the Oaks.
Section 2, page 4.
Rich purses to be offered tor horse races
at state fair. Section 2, page 4.
Best horse racers of northwest to vie
at Gresham fair. Section 2, page 4. 1
University of California expects strong
eleven. Section 2, page 2.
Fans say Leonard is losing steam. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
Pittsburg hurls back Giants, 8-3. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
Pacific Coast , league ' results: At Port
land 2-2, Seattle 6-1: at Bos Angeles,
VeVnon 1-8, San Francisco 4-4; at
Oakland S, Los Angeles 2: at Salt
Lake 2, Sacramento 12. Section 2,'
page 1. , .
Commercial and Marine.
Euronean buyers not interested in Pa
cific coast wheat. Section 1, page 18.
Chicago market weaker on prospect of
strike settlement. Section 1, page 18.
High-class rails- strong feature of, bond
market.. Section 1. page 19. -Wheat
market somewhat nervous and
, trade on -limited scale. Section 1,
page 19. .
Unique steamboat hull designed. Section
. 1, page 17. . '
Canadian craft, caught m Morm. libeled;
whisky seized. Section 1. page 17.
Portland and Vicinity.
Quality of Oregon moonshine liquor de
clared to be improving. Section 1,
Buyers will join in lively funfest. Sec
tion 1, page 14. , ; ,
War to be waged on initiative evils. Sec
tion 1, page 13. - . . , -
Mayor Baker says birth control conven
tion will not be welcome here. Sec
tion 1, page 13.
Race for speakership of Oregon house'
three-cornered event. Section - 1,
'page 10. (
Couple married in mid-air by radio-conducted
ceremony. Section 1, page 10.
Laurence Endicott, head of local busi
ness house, commits suicide. Section
1, page 10.
Transfer of United States engineers to
I . Seattle fought. Section 1, page 11.
Pacific spruce corporation begins active
operations. Section 1, page 11.
Myers faction uncertain quantity in Wal
ter M. Pierce's race for governor.
Section 1, page 11. .
Three concerts will be broadcast this
week by The Oregonian. Section 1,
page 9. '
Picketing of rail shops begin by women.
Section 1, page 7.
Democrats waste steaming oratory. Sec
. tion 1, page 15.
Chaos-in Europe held harming commerce.
Section 1, page 16.
Camera - Gets Voice as
Well as Action.
NEW INVENTION MARVELOUS
Talking, Laughing, Singing
Movie Held Assured.
NEW WONDER UNFOLDING
- - v
Basic Principles ,of Vocal Repro
duction on Film Is Estab
lished, Declares Scientist.
(Copyright by the New Tork World. Pub-
llshed by Arrangement.)
CHAMPAIGN, 111.. July 29. (Spe
clal.) Thesound recording camera,
an invention that synchronizes .the
human voice with human expression
and actions. Is apparently a fact.
Demonstrations are being given
here in the physics building of the
University of Illinois.
"It Is no longer an experiment,
declared its Inventor. "The success
ful basic principles of the invention
have been establi-hed." "
This camera, that records the
voice and all sounds on a film such
as is used in the moving picture
business, is Indorsed by members
of1 the faculty in touch with the
work. Joseph T. Tykociner, an as
sistant professor of research in the
engineering experimental station, is
the inventor. ' .
The model camera and reproduc-
ing projector are solidly constructed
and evidently the cumulative result
of patient research. The camera not
only registers sounds but takes a
moving picture of the environment
of the sounds. The recordtng of
the voice or any sound is simul
taneous with the registering of the
picture. T,he film is developed,
placed in a reproducing machine
connected up with loud speaking
telephones, the voices projected with
the pictures, and all in unison.
Improvement Is Assured.
The improvements' in the loud
speaking telephone, the inventor
says, would materially increase the
volume of the voice. , : ;
This all .means that no longer is
there to be a silent Screen. It is to
be a talking, laughing, singing and
weeping screen. Instead of register
ing silent contempt toward a. cer
tain personage the heroine will bawl,
"You villain!" her voice audible all
over the theater and projected sim
uJtane,ousiy with the action on the
The distribution of the voice in an
auditorium is to be done by the loud
speaking telephones placed so that
the punch of the spoken , drama is
given to the picture drama.
Professor Tykociner is enthusiastic
on the reproduction of opera. "Mu
sic," said he, "can be more easily
recorded by the camera than the
speaking voice. '
"The voices in an opera, the music,
the orchestra, the dialogue can be
recorded and reproduced. Many noted
plays, comedies and farces that are
not adapted to the screen because of
the wit and humor of the dialogue,
the personality of the actors, may
now be revived and find new favor.
I have great hopes that it will cause
a revival of the masterpieces of dra
Better Bnglisu Possible.
" The invention likewise means a
new school of moving picture actors
and actresses, if the revolution
which it suggests comes to pass.
This school must develop a capacity
for using English correctly and act
ing intelligently. It has been said
of many of the present-day starn of
the screen that "if they spoke lines
they would lose their jobs." The
new order means something besides
silently registering emotions and
displaying a little of the art of pan
tomime. Professor Tykociner's laboratory
consists of two rooms in the elec
trical research department of the
(Continued on Page 2. Column 1.)
SOME THINGS HE FINDS THEREIN.
Representative Expects to Beat
Oil Man and 'Defeat Any
MUSKOGEE, Okla, July 29. C3y
the Associated Press.) Two years
ago on an afternoon just before the
national election Misf Alice M.
Robertson, gray haired, past 60, sat
at a -table in her cafeteria here and
across a bowl of coup she told a
friend: " ' ;
"I am going to congress."
She was elected and became the
only woman in the present congress.
It was eald of her and she resented
it that he "rode to congress on a
seat of soup."
This afternoon Miss Alice, her
hair a little grayer, her stout figure
as matronly, her sharp eyes no dim
mer, sat in her hotel headquarters
here, handed a friend a. huge red
and yellow peach and said:
"I shall serve another term in
"I shall be given a landslide vote
over my opponent Guts Tinch, oil
man and I shcfl defeat Whichever
of the democrat fs nominated Tues
day." C00LIDGE STARTS WEST
Vice-President Leaves AVashinjT'
ton on Way to Pacific Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 29.
Vice-President Coolidge left Wash
ington tonight for Boston, starting
a trip that will occupy, two or three
weeks and take him to the Pacific
The Vice-President plans to leave
August 4 for San Francisco, where
he will address the American Bar
association convention August 10.
The present itinerary' of Mr. Coo
lidge calls for a visit to Port
RUSSIA SAVES, PLATINUM
Plan Is to Establish Coinage to
Replace Gold Standard.
PARIS, July 29. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The Russian soviet
government is declared in a dis
patch from Vienna to have been for
some time accumulating a platinum
reserve with the 'purpose of es
tablishing a coinage which will re
place the gold standard. The mes
sage does not give the authority for
It says the preparations for the
move are expected to be completed
within three months.
ALLIED SANCTION WAITED
Greeks Do Not Intend to March
on Constantinople, Otherwise.
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 29. (By
the Associated Press.) The Greek
government has informed the allied
commission that it does not intend
marching on Constantinople without
the permission of the allies, it was
The military movement in Thrace
was explained as a reorganization
of the positions of the army in the
event that the allies authorize ac
tion against Constantinople.
ARTIST, 77, IS MARRIED
Widow of Famous Artist Is Wed
by General Kneeland.
D ANBURY, Conn., July 29. Gen
eral Stillman F. Kneeland of New
York lawyer and artist, 77 years
old, and Mrs. Eastman Johnson, 75
widow of a famous artist, were mar
ried in this city today and left for
their new home in Pittsfield, Mass.
The ceremony was at St. James
Episcopal church. After the cere
mony General Kneeland recited
some poems of his own composi
tion. G0MPERS HERE 59 YEARS
Labor Leader Celebrates Entry as
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 29.
Samuel Gompers, who has been
J called the grand old? man of Ameri
can labor, by virtue of his long ten-
ure of office, as president of the
American Federation of Labor, ob
served today the fifty-ninth anni
versary of what he considers one of
the biggest events of his life his
landing in the United States as an
Victory for Sheriff Terrill
CAMPAIGN IS BITTER ONE
Heavy Vote Cast Except in
FIGHT LOST BY KLAN
Several Encounters Are Reported,
but No Serious Disorder
Occurs In Election.
MEDFORD, Or., July 29. 'Forty
one precincts complete out of 56 in
the county gave Sheriff C E. Ter
rill 2593 and D. M. Lowe 222-5 in
the Jackson county sheriff recall
election. The precincts reporting in- '
eluded Mtedford and Ashland with
only scattered rural districts missing.
MEDFORD, Or., July 29. (Spe
cial.) C. E.- Terrill, sheriff, has
been retained in office by the voters
of Jackson county, who, in the. r
call election held today, gave4he
incumbent a majority of about 400
votes over his opponent, D. M. Lowe.
In many of the precincts through
out the county the vote was ex
tremely close. Sheriff Terrill led in
Medford by about 250 votes and also
obtained a large vote in Jackson
ville. The recall candidate won in
Ashland, one of his strongholds, by
421 votes and also led the sheriff
by a substantial majority in Cen
tral Point. '
At a late hour returns had been
received from a majority of pre
cincts throughout the county, leav
ing, no doubt as to the defeat of the
, Klan Forces Defeated.'
Retention of Sheriff Terrill in of
fice is a defeat of the Ku, Klux
Klan forces in Jackson county, for
this organization, with the support
of some ministers in several cities
as well as a portion of the Women's
Christian Temperance union units
throughout the county, have ex
pended every possible energy to de
feat the sheriff.
The vote was heavy, although in
some precincts it was lighter than
expected. It is certain that no elec
tion in the history of Jackson coun
ty has been contested as bitterly as
Home Precinct Is Won,
In his home precinct in Jackson
ville the sheriff has received a large
Estimates were that 65 per cent
of the normal vote had been cast in
one of the bitterest and hardest
fought contests in the history of
D. M. Lowe, farmer and candidate
against Terrill, was accused by
three former Klansmen of being a
member of the Ku Klux Klan, in
print and from the platform, and
the issue was klan and anti-klan,
with both sides polling strong.
Lowe was backed by the minis
terial association and the W. C. T.
U., and Terrill by the Citizens'
league. A record vote was polled
in the country precincts, where Ter
rill was well known, but the storm
centers of the fight were in this city
Klan Domination Issue.
With the domination of the Ku Klux
Klan in Jackson county politics as
the dominant issue, intense interest
was shown in the campaign. At
least half of the offices held by pro
fessional men in Medford were closed
for the day,, while the occupants
were out in the field aiding in get- :
ting voters to the polls.
While the interest was intense,
there was no disorder of any kind
reported. On the streets of Medford
and Ashland there were a few argu
ments, but none got beyond the
Inasmuch as the recall of the
sheriff is the only issue before the
electorate it is expected that an
early count will settle the issue.