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THE SUNDAY OEEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 10, 1922
" DEATH IN ICY WATER
OF RIVER IS DEFIED
VAUDEVILLE MAGICIAN RISKS LIFE IX COLD WATERS OF
WILLAMETTE FOR SAKE OF COMMUNITY CHEST.
Elackstone of Vaudeville
Fame Aids Chest Drive.
SKEPTICS SEE MARVEL
Waring Act Arouses Interest in
City Charities and Adds Sub
: etantial Sum to Fund.
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" Two thousand skeptics iinea tne
bridge, took possession of docks ana
- river DoatB auu iuuui vmmn-u u
; "it couldn't be did."
' "Tin ro o man A ti a.-ilfid 11 T 1T1
MaH Vi-a-nd. anrt f(Vt flJld liV6
und-er water long exiougli. to get
out?" they asked.
; Thoug-h n-heir question wasn t an-
Blackstone, the magician, accom
- nHh tha Impossible. Clad in a
i bathing suit, he permitted himself
" to be bound hand and foot. He was
placed in a box, the cover of which
- was securely nailed on by a delega-
' of concrete were, tied to the cor
ners to insure its sinking. Then
lowered into the river for a min-
... me me coia, iiiuuuy wi,ieia vi tuc
AUG not content wilii Lixia ucihia-
t ra.T mn h nove umier wamr. re
enterea nis dox, was naoiieti uui sum
landed on tne aeca or rae w-eamer
weonah. For fifteen minutes tne
- prominent citizens priea-ana nam-
How it waa done, Blackstone only
J knows but it was done, and the
Blackstone. who is not a Port-
lander, but a vaudeville performer
? "who is spending a week at the
Pantatres. risked his life for Port
ia nu unarmed. -
The tug Weonah was used for the
nfipfonnanffi. On her forward deck
. stood the box, donated by the Meier
.1 & Frank company. Blackstone ap
' riAarftd. the crowd Eave wav while
, General E. C. Sammons tied the ma
" Klcian's hands and feet. Willing
- hands helped him into the box.
' Then Mr. Sammons, James E. Brock -
l way and Police Sergeant John
- ICeegan nailed the top down. Ropes
were tied about the box and made
- fast to the Weonah's derrick. The
And in less than half a minute the
. f r nn ntr lorra or i-4ia.nKsr.one an-
7' "Just to show you folks that 1
: am willing to risk my life for this
L cause," he shouted to the speo
' tators, "I'm going back into the box
while the girls pass among you and
The masrician disappeared, the
- girls worked fast, and after a lapse
ui mice iiiuiuies me uua was puxieu
back to the deck of the steamer.
, After hammering and prying, the
" prominent citizens finally succeeded
' in releasing the intrepid man.
Blackstone's defiance of death
put courage in the ranks of the
"If a total stranger is willing to
: risk his life for charity, why can't
- Portland at least risk its pocket
l book?" they asked.
; The chest campaign is goin g ahead
with renewed vigor. It will be a
still hunt for dollars from now on.
About 85 per cent of the residence
; section has been covered, the diffi
culty being the stiortage of workers.
Minute men wha havp. not hAn
, active nereioiore nave Deen asked to
lenu meir services xor tne wmoup
ueen visited are being asked to send
. i II t h Pi dnn d tlnn to Vtan rlnno xtsKii
in the Honeyman building, Fourth
and Alder streets.
Total of $457,949 Raised.
The system of sending committees
-, of employes from various mercan
;. tile houses and factories of the city,
In SPfl fnr thpmaplvoa tho trsrt Tin-
- ing accomplished in the charitable
- institutions supported by the chest,
: is bringing gratifying results. A
. , delegation from the Ames-Harris-
1 Aevnie company inspected the Boys'
I. and Girls' Aid society, returned to
; conditions and as a result raised
?S72.50 among the workers. The
. largest previous subscription from
the emoloves Of this nlant -araa
I Chest headquarters reported at 5
o'clock last nfo-hf th tnfni
5457,949 had been raised. The cou
r pon, printed on this page, is for the
, benefit of those who desire to sub
. scribe and who have not been ap
: proached, as yet, by chest workers.
. Through the coupon the chest ex
j ecutives expect to be able to reach
- many Portlanderg who have not been
formally invited to do their share
"in the work of supporting the city's
BOND HEARING IS BEGUN
1'acific County Judge Relieved of
Duties by Own Request. -
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 9.
(Special.) Because Judge H. W. B.
Hewen of the Pacifio county supe
rior court is a heavy taxpayer in
South Bend, he did not care to hear
the case of several holders of South
Bend bonds who are suing the city
for a large sura. He asked Judge
Simpson of the superior court of
Clarke county to take the case and
the hearing was held in South
Bend before Judge Simpson. The
bondholders charge the city of South
Bend with unlawfully withholding
payments on the bonds. They did
not file an affidavit of prejudice
against Judge Hewen, who declined
. voluntarily to hear the case.
Judge Simpson is sitting on the
; J-ewis county bench today and will
return here Monday.
Mother and Daughter Sue.
EUGENE, Or., Dec. 9. (Special.)
Mother and daughter- yesterday
filed actions in circuit court here
for divorce. Mrs. Sarah Prine of
Cottage Grove seeks a decree from
Lawrence Prlne and her daughter,
Mrs. Ora May Arnold, of the same
place, sued Clinton Arnold. Both
allege cruel and inhuman treatment
The Prines were married in Albany,
Or., June 23, 1900, says - the com
plaint, and the Arnolds were mar
ried there September 5, 1918. Both
mother and daughter state that
. their respective husbands are cross
and crabbed. Mrs. Arnold alleges
that her husband compelled her to
work hard on the farm and that
lie has beaten her.
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WESTERN ART EXHIBIT
SELECTED PICTUBES TO BE
SEEV AT POKTDAXD MUSEUM.
Collection Comprises Cream of
Work Done In Widely Scp
arted Artistic Centers.
The exhibit of the selected work
of w.estern artists, a traveling col
lection recently on show in Seattle'
and other coast cities, was opened at!
the Portland museum of art yesterr
day. Seventy-seven pictures, repre
senting the work of artists of west
ern art centers from Kansas City
to Seattle, compose this collection,
wrhich is being1 displayed under the
auspices of the Western Association
of Art Museum Directors personally
managed In Portland by Mis A. B.
Crocker, head of the Portland mu
seum of art.
Although disclaiming any preten
tions to being an exhaustive rep
resentation of western art, the ex
hibit comprises very successfully
the cream of the work being done
in such widely separated artistic
centers as Santa Fe, Denver, Los
Angeles, San 'Diego, San Francisco,
Seattle, Kansas City and Portland.
Portland's contribution to the col
lection Is a portrait by Sidney Bell.
The pictures range in style from the
impressionistic landscapes of dis
ciples of Cezanne to colorful Spanish
and Indian character sketches by
Los Angeles and Santa Fe artists.
The Martin P. Kahn prize winner of
1920, "Rugged Slopes and Tamar
ack," the work of Edgar Payne of
Los Angeles, is one of many noted
pictures of the exhibit.
The collection was assembled in
Kansas City, where the first public
exhibition of it was held', and since
then has grown in size and scope,
exhibiting in Los Angeles, San
Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
It will remain in Portland a month.
Work of Blind ot Be Shown.
A sale of handiwork of the blind
of Portland and of the Oregon em
ployment institution for the blind
will be held at Meier & Frank's to
morrow, to' last for a week. The
sale is being conducted by the phi
lanthropic committee of the Port
land Woman's club, of which Mrs.
R. E. . Bondurant is chairman. The
proceeds from the sale will go to the
blind workers themselves, articles
to consist mainly of baskets woven
Above Blackstone, the magician,
being placed in .box In which he
was lowered into the Willamette
at foot of Alder Ntreet yesterday.
Below Triumphant over his
bonds, 'magician emerges from his
by blind women workers and novelty
brooms, the work of sightless men.
TWO TRUE BILLS FOUND
County Grand Jury Indicts for
Burglary and Bad Checks.
True bills were returned by the
county grand jury yesterday against
Clarence Suer and Walter Holman,
who are twice indicted for larceny
in a dwelling, and against Hugh L.
Rosebrook, charged with obtaining
money. under false pretenses.
Suer and Holman, who have just
been placed under arrest in Cali
fornia, are accused of having robbed
the homes of F. J. Cobb and Coleman
H. Wheeler on Portland Heights.
From the Wheeler home valuable
furs, a necklace and other articles
worth $1500 in the aggregate were
taken on the night of September 18
FORM OF COMMUNITY CHEST SUBSCRD7TI0N BLANK.
FILL OUT AND SEND TO HEADQUARTERS,
HONEYMAN BUILDING, CITY.
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. , 1922.
To Portland Community Chest, 516 Oregon Building:
Herewith find my subscription for the work of the beneficiaries
of the Portland Community Chest for the year ending December
31, 1923. I promise either to pay or enclose the sum of $ ..;
cash per month
May we offer our
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3 ATTTJJ - TACOMA - SPOKANB
The Cobb residence was robbed on
September 11, several articles of
value being taken.
The specific charge against Rose
brook is that he passed a worthless
check for 510 upon B. E. Beall, but
he is said to have given several
mercantile firms checks that were
Bail for Suer and Holman was
fixed at $1500 on each of the two in
dictments and at $1000 for Rose-brook.
WATER USERS ORGANIZE
Garibaldi Property Owners Unite
for Their Mutual Benefit.
GARIBALDI, Or., Dee. 9. (Spe
cial.) Home owners and property
lolders in the first and second ad
ditions to Garibaldi have formed a
water users' association, and already
the new organization has a good
sized membership to start out with.
The regular membership fee is
$40, the payment of which into the
treasurer of association entiUes the
rnf.mber to all the water benefits to
be derived from this water users"
The officers selected to serve dur
ing the initial term are Charles De
ceit, president; H. C. Phetteplace,
treasurer, and R, E. Allen, secretary.
Albany Physician Elected.
ALBANY, Or., Dec. 9. (Special.
Dr. W. H. Davis of Albany was'
elected president of the Central
Willamette Medical association at a
meeting held in Eugene Thursday
night Linn county physicians won
all the other offices of the associa
tion, 'Dr. Woods of Lebanon was
elected vice-president. Dr. F. E.
Beauchamp of Albany secretary
treasurer, and Dr. Clarke of Harris
Women's Club Gets Equipment.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Dec. 9. (Spe
cial.) Furnishings for a clubroom
for the Aberdeen Business and Pro
fessional Women's club were as
sured yesterday with receipts for
the dance given Thursday night
amounting to several hundred
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A temporary office has been established , by our Mr. A.
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