The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 26, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Pi AIZ re and It's All True
THE WKATHER Tonight and Sunday.
fair: light frost Bunday morning.
Maximum temperatures;
Portland . 60 New Orleans ". .. 82
Boise ........... 4 New York 70
Los Angeles .... 72 St, Paul ........ 62
CITY EDITION rib. f Cv .
. . . v Music -
One of th trig features of The Sunday
Journal Is the music page, conducted by
J. L. Wallln. One can keep abreast of the
times by reading The Sunday Journal's
music page. ;
VOL. XX, NO. 16.
Entered Second Claa Uattev '
Ht Potoffiw. Portland. Ontoe
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Fresh Indictments Returned
.Against Bali Players Include 5
' Additional . Defendants Big
Sums Changed Hands in 1919.
'Chicago, Masch 26. (I. N. S.
Scandal j rocked the baseball world
anew this afternoon' following the
revelation of fresh, charges In the
1919 world's series sensation when
. State's Attorney . Robert E. Crowe
disclosed a;' new story upon which
indictments were voted by the grand
jury; against 18 ball players and al
leged gamblers. . ;
The new-evidence puts an altogether
'different aspect upon previous informa
tion concerning the world 'series scan
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.The plot, according to State's Attor
ney " Crowe, was hatched in St. : Louis
instead of New York. There Carl Zork.
; a waist manufacturer, and Ben Frank
lin, a friend of his, are alleged to
have conceived the Idea of buying .the
world's series. They determined. Crowe
alleges, to flx' seven or eight White
Box players. They reached, it ' is al-
'leged, seven regular players and a util
Hy man. '
In the midst of their scheming. Crowe
. alleges, iney , discovered they did not
have enough capital to swing the deal.
They wanted $100,000. In their request
for money, ft is declared, they encoun
tered Ben Levi, Louis Levi and David
Zelser in Des Moines.
The two Levis and Zelser supplied a
good portion of the, capital, Crowe as
serts, and the rest came from the East.
The Eastern financial agent was said
to be Joe Sullivan of Boston, with Abe
Attel, former featherweight champion,
as the "go-between." , ,
. Just before the world's series of 1819,
Zork. Franklin, the - Levis, Zelser and
SttefJ are alleged to have met in a room
in a , Chicago i hotel and to have" made
and Franklin are alleged to have cleaned
up between $70,000 and $80,000 by their
manipulations. .
, Zork, Franklin, the two Levis and
Zelser are the : five new defendants
named In - today's . Indictments.- Kddie
Clcotte. Joe Jackson, Claude Williams,
Buck Weaver, Oscar Felsch, Fred Me
Mullin and Charles Rlsberg, against
.whom previous indictments were , re-
.cently dismissed, were reindicted. Arnold
Gandil, William Burns. Hat Chase. Sul
livan, Attel and Rachel Brown also were
reindicted.--. i v-v
One of the indictments charged a con
spiracy on the part of the accused play-
ers to defraud their fellow players of
the $2000 they might have gained had
the White Sox won the series. -
Each person named In today's indict
ments must answer to 84 accusations.
, Klght Indictments were returned and
each indictment, contains eight counts.
Total ball for all those, indicted will
aggregate $432,000 on a cash basis and
twice that much If property Is listed as
security. . . ;
The bail for each defendant on each
: indictment is $3000, making a total of
$34,000 for each of the 18. Where prop
erty la listed the law requires that it be
valued at double the amount of the face
value of the bond.
Wilson Is Reported
Better; Dr. Grayson
Is Morning 0 a 1 1 e r
.Washington, March 26. U. P.) -Former
President Wilson's condition was re
ported as improved today and his physi
cians expected no permanent ill effects
from- the attack, of indigestion he suf
fered shortly after eating lunch - yes
terday. ;., V
-. At the same time his condition will be
very closely watched. Dr. Cary T, Gray
son was at the Wilson home early today.
Wilson' attack yesterday followed
a restless night. Relatives who remem
bered that indigestion preceded his first
paralytic stroke, became alarmed and
hurriedly called Drs. Grayson and Ster
ling Ruff in.
The former president was aid to be
able to move about yesterday, but he
will be kept quiet for the next few days.
Easter Parade
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Cigarettes Are
; . By Winifred Van Dozer ' ;
CniTcnal Scrrie 8Uff Corrapoodent .
New York, Marcha 26. The first
dress .rehearsal for Gotham's 1921
Easter, parade was held ' today. " , '
, All of Fifth avenue became a stage
and. bh. the furs and fabrics, the, frills
and furbelows that played their- parts
thereon! ; .
Youth, color, gayety, striking con
trast, easualness, became art ; simplicity
intricate as the fourth dimension.
. Orange - blossoms with little luring
tangerines on taffeta; a great velvet
rose in a gown for a paper doll; .a
chapeau whose lines were filched from
the brain of Bartholdi, who fashioned
our own Miss ' Liberty ; ' a wondrous
scarf of brilliant 'blue, beauty .plucked
from the unbeautiful ostrich to create
more beauty for madame. It is made
Of Course You Will "Have a Heart"
M ISS OLLIE MAE McMINN, queen of the "Have a Heart
Girls, who made their debut as Community. Chest work
ers at an enthusiastic mass meeting at The Auditorium,
Friday night. "These girls will lead in spectacular features of
all kinds while the campaign for funds, opening in earnest Mon
day morning, is under way. . ' - ' ' '
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In' spite of the fact; that.- he got
only a few hours'' sleep last night,
after his long trip from Los Angeles,
Herbert ' Johnstone,: who confessed
that he tried to extort money from
Olympia citizens and . who is ? sus
pected of being: the notorious Port
land S "Shadow,"; faced' "newspaper
men and city detectives this morn
ingr wlth a good natured smile and
ever ready humor. ;
Johnstone talked freely and answered
all questions put to him, just ro long
as his questioners refrained from trying
to , implicate ; him in the v Portlaud
"Shadow" episodes.
When a question which seemed to
imply that he was the man who tried
to -extort money from . Portland business
men was puf to him, ; Johnstone merely
smiled and reiterated that he was not
"Shadow." i .. ..
"I admit ; that I tried to get money
in Olympia,- said ; Johnstone. "When
I get there. ; I will : plead erulltr to the
charges and take my medicine. There's
no use i in : my trying to deny that I
was the man that tried the trick up
there. - -.:"',.-.-.'--; - .-J
? "But I didn't do it' here. ' If I; did. I
would admit it.i I haven't got iany rea
son to lie about t it now. They will
probably send me -'up In ' Olympia, so
there is nothing to gain, by lying about
this Portland business, but--1 .didn't
do it j
"I admit that the circumstantial evi
dence against me here ia. pretty strong.
There is some similarity in the letters
written here jby iShadow and the let
ters written ; In : Olympia, 'but: it is a
faint similarity. Only J a : few ; of : the
characters are something alike, v :
-ifes, i was here during the "Shadow'
business. I read about it in the news
papers, but did not follow it .very close
ly. 1 got my idea from reading the
papers here, t . ;
"After hearing about that , flashlight
(Concluded on Pace Tbrc. Colama Foorl
Is Gorgeous
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There, Too
of plumes, long and short, and they
were the color of electric sparks. The
plumes were made to stand with curl
ing ends against the- chin and 'back of
the bead of the wearer, while long wil
low fronts hung like a capelet over her
shoulders. , .
: Feathers, again, to trim a woman's
throat, but ; gathered from barnyards
from none other than our old friend
chanticleer. $ . . V -
The garment was of black satin, made
on the flowing lines that promise to
lead favor this coming season.
And beginning at the throat and " ex
tending half way down the cape were
flounces half . a dozen deepr of coque
feathers. , all ; TluUering and bristling
with each movement,. of the lovely, lady
who wore It : ,'-:.:-.;;,..",: -...:.;-. . -"-.i
Supplementing the cape-J she wqre the
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$55,000 ALREADY
' "Who said Portland doesn't believe
in the. Community. Chest?' T :
' A total of $55,000 has already
been subacribed toward the $850,000
necessary to fill the chest,' and the
actual beginning of the driva is still'
two days away.. '-,;..' -:A.'. r .: -
The'-' following subscriptions were an
nounced at the big kick-off meeting held
Friday evening at The Auditorium r
Meier & Frank company, $20,000.
Ben Selling, $8500. t !
Oregon,' Journal,. . $5000 and an addi
tional' subscription matching every dol
lar contributed, by members of the "Jour
nal " family," which comprises 310 per
sons. -United States Kallonal bank, $5000.
Mr. and Mrs.1 Vfr B, Ayer, $5000. '
Eric V. Hauser.'" $3000, ;.
Kastern . Outfitting company and J.
Shem&nskl, $2500. :
The Telegram.? $2500. :
J. C. Ainsworth. $1500.
M. L. Kline. $1000.
Charles. F., Berg. $1000. i
. A number of additional large subscrip
tions are. being received today and it is
expected 1 that by , evening the total
will, reach $200,040. i
i - A spectacular feature of the Friday
evening -meeting was the unexpected ar
rival of 50 of the "Have a Heart Qlrls."
headed - by t the-- queen. Miss pilie May
McMInn. These girls brought ; to the
stage a miniature Community Chest and
lifted out to the surprised audience the
little mascot of the Community Chest.
Tiny, the wee. girl with the crutch, who
never fails to wiu everyone who glimpses
her; The "Have a Heart Oirls,-, each
wearing a black-heart on her face, will
take a spectacular part in the driver and
(Concluded on Pace Twelva. Column Thro)
Chicago Florists :
Deny, Profiteering
In East e r i Lillies
(By United Nws
Chicago. March 28 "Who's profiteer
ing in Easter lilies?
Thls is the coUctlve reply of Chicago
florists to a, statement - by - J. - Russell
Poole of the city council's high cost of
living . committee that florists were
boosting their prices from 200 to 300
per cent for the holiday.
' "Prices are 50 per sent lower than
they've been during the last two years,"
asserted E. M alii neon, - manager of one
shop. .- . h. : . .
"Utles that sold for $5 before the war
are now selling at $6.' .Other florists ex
pressed themselves similarly, declaring
the flower crop this year Is plentiful.-;
Feminine Mayor of
. Burns Takes Office
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v Burns, March 26. Mrs. James Lamp
shire, f irstsjwoman mayor of Burns, has
been sworn in and officially assumed the
duties of her office J R. Thompson,
Ben Brown. Joe Krumhots and M. H.
Brenton were sworn.. ln; as councilmen.
Mayor Lampshire asked for cooperation
to bring about needed improvements.
Contracts Made and Shipments
in Transit Would Be Affected
by Such Measure; Possible Re
taliation by Other Nations Seen
.Washington, March 26. (I.-N. S.)
After lengthy .discussion, the house
sub-committee . which- is considering
tariff rates on wool, . decided today
to 'establish a duty of 11 cents a
pound on woorin the grease. The
figure is the same as in the Payne
Aldrich bill,, schedule K. No decis
ion was reached on the duties to be
imposed on washed and scoured
wool, except that they would not be
higher than those of the Payne-Al-drich
Washington. March 26. (WASH
NAL) Method of relief for the live
stock and farming Interests of the
West beyond all the wool and sheep
growers. Is - receiving consideration
from many angles, but with no plan
settled on and each plan suggested
seemingly beset by delay and diffi
culty.1 - - v
-A group of Western senators, which
Includes two extensive , sheep growers.
Senators Stanf ield, of Oregon and Good
ing of Idaho, is anxious for the Imme
diate application of an embargo on wool.
At first they supposed that this could
only be applied by action of congress,
but they have been ' advised that the
president probably has authority to stop
importations under some of the left over
war legislation, repeal f which was
so strongly advocated by political ora
tors In the presidential campaign. .
' Some of the president's advisers see
difficulties in the way of an embargo,
assuming that the - president' possesses
the power.' Secretary Hoover of the de
partment of commerce, while declining
to commit .himself finally, thinks it
doubtful thai this will be resorted to by
the. chief executive unless conditions be
come more aggravated.- If an go
on wool or other products were ordered
at once' It could - not afford immediate
relief. It Is pointed out. as goods . In
transit would have to be admitted and
there might be serious ' disturbance ' in
contractural relations. . :: ,'
The attitude of foreign governments
is also to be considered They might
undertake retaliatory measures and the
resumption of normal trade relations
interrupted just at the time when Amer
ica needs to sell and have the good will
of purchasers. a ... : . -- -
Secretary Hoover descrtoes the present
conditions as; a "phenomena." Unusual
importations of wool, animals, grain and
dairy products are coming, commodities
of which the United States already has
a surplus and needs to sell abroad. This
is largely so because of the exchange
situation. ; America is. made the dump
ing; ground largely because it is virtually
the only country that has resources for
extending credit.
The alternative to the embargo.' says
Mr. Hoover, is the tariff. This ia equally
subject to the objection of delay. No
suggested remedy seems to "carry the
promise of immediate relief, in the view
Of Mr. -Hoover, who has the statistics of
commodity : movements - In au eountrlee
at his finger tips, and whose opinion is
regarded as having great weight. -HE
'- 'The house ways and -means committee
is talking over the feasibility of passing
a resolution putting the new tariff rates
into effect as soon as the committee has
prepared the 1 bill, - assuming that ' the
rates fixed In the bin should apply from
date of passage of the resolution. This
is ; said to be constitutional, and , it Is
thought certain .that it could 'be . put
through the house by special rule with
in a few days. How Jong the- senate
might debate, such a resolution Is an
other matter.- . :-.V' .
I Representative Hawley, a member of
ways and means, believes the house Is
likely to try the resolution ' route of
hastening a new tariff, putting responsi
bility on the senate for any delay.
ling Post at
Prison Is Eevived:
Warden Lashes 4
Wilmington, Del March 26.(U. P.)
Four men, all negroes, were publicly
whipped at the Newcastle county work
house, today in the presence of about
125 persons . for crimes committed In
Delaware. . .--- -
Warden M. S. Plummer administered
the punishment. He used the regula
tion whip, about three feet long; Three
of the men flinched under the blows, but
no blood: was drawn. - The fourtb man
"took his medicine". -with , a smile. : - i -
Unusual interest had been aroused In
today's lashings because of the discus
sion - throughout the country of - the
whipping post; as a crime deterrent.
President Harding
Thanks Mayor Baker
For His Invitation
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Mayor Baker today received from
George B. Christian Jr., President Hard
ing's secretary, an acknowledgment of
the invitation of the mayor to the
president. . asking him to visit Portland
on his prospective Western trip.
The reply states that President Hard
ing appreciates the invitation, but that
it is ; impossible at this ? time to make
any. definite plans - for the proposed
trip, but that, if possible, Portland will
be- included in the itinerary, should the
trip be made. .. t '
$5000 Given
To Promote
Oregon Study
A gift of $5000 has i been made
to ' the Oregon Historical society -by
B. B.; Beckman .of; Portland as a
permanent fund, " the Income - from
which' Is to be used for prize 'awards
each year for the four best original
essays written by school children
on some phase of Oregon history
Age limits have been fixed at from
13 to "IS years. The first prise will "be
$60. the - second prise $50, the : third,
prise $40, and the fourth prise $30.
The : Oregon - Historical ! society : will
award medals of hohor each year to the
prizewinners. -
The first -essay contest will be on the
subject, "The Name Oregon : Its Ori
gin and Significance." Essays must be
delivered in mail or In person to George
H. Himes.s assistant secretary of the
Oregon Historical society. The Audito
rium, hot , later than May 81, - 1921.
Awards will be made aa soon after June
5 as circumstances will permit - - -The
Beckman gift -was made for the
purpose of . instilling " a greater love of
study and promoting a wider and more
accurate knowledge of the history of
Oregon- and the . United States among
Oregon boys and girls.
Petitions for- the recall of Public
Service Commissioner Fred Williams
were put in circulation' by the Pub
lie Service Recall Committee, Inc..
this morning and, according to
Chairman Robert G. Duncan, are
meeting with, ready signature.
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"I secured 40 signatures In tbe vicinity
of my home before coming to the office
this morning," : Duncan says, "and was
not refused by a single registered voter
I asked. It was 100 per cent perfect.
"'A imeeting of the executive commit
tee of the recall organization was held
this morning and final details for
launching the campaign Were perfected.
According to Chairman : Duncan 25 or
more circulators ywlll be 'put on the
streets of Portland by Monday, while
others petitions, will be scattered broad
cast: in the hands- of the proprietors of
grocery and cigar stores and other . in
stitutiona, titer managers of which have
requested .'1hatlaey.'tM"ave-''petItioiiS
for. circi nation. At the- same -time -additional
petitions are being .mailed out to
various sections of the ; state at large
where organisations and Individuals have
asked for thera. . V .
Wednesday, . April 20, a state-wide
mass meeting will ' be held at The Audi
torium, Duncan announces, at which
representatives from all sections of the
state will meet with those of Portland
Interested in the recall, and at which
time a state-wide campaign organization
will be perfected for the of
the recall, not only of Williams, but of
Fred Buchtel and H. H. Corey, the two
other : members of - the commission, as
well. , ,- - , . . . " .
Sessions of. this gathering will be held
during the day - at which organization
plans will be perfected, and again in the
evening, which will be more in the na
ture of a general public mass meeting
for the purpose of stimulating enthusi
asm ana giving tne main campaign a
momentum that will carry, it past the
date of election on June 7. t -
Indictments Against
21 AUegcd I. W. W.
Dismissed by Court
Indictments against 21 alleged L W.
W. who had been out on $100 ball each
since their arrest during raids more than
a year ago, were dismissed by Acting
Presiding Judge Tucker this morning on
request of Chief Deputy District At
torney Hammersly.. The court was told
the men were arrested at a time when
the syndicalism law had not. been Inter
preted and ' it . was not the intention of
the district attorney's office to prose
cute the cases further. . George F. Vaa
derveer was attorney for the accused
men. i ...
Morrow Is Urged for
Canal Zone Governor
Washington, March 26, (L N. S.)
Secretary of War Weeks Is understood
to have recommended to President Hard
ing that he appoint J. i J. Morrow gov
ernor of the Panama canal zone. Mor
row is engineer in charge of the canal
zone- and is now acting governor. .
The Sunday J ournal r '
First in Quality .
The Journal was the first Port
land newspaper to reproduce
features in color. With the ad
vance in color printing The Jour
nal has developed this process of
pictorial display to a high degree.
Color pages add quality to The
Sunday Journal magazine, comic,
theatre and automotive sections.
Great care is taken in the se
lection of subjects and in 'their
reproduction. " .
In' color printing The Journal
has led its . field just' as it . has
initiated other features . now in
general use, :? Tour attention is
called tea the color work , in the
Easter number of The Sunday
Journal tomorrow;
The Journal Leads
Others Follow -
EDS N 016
Hoover Right in Assuming There
Can Be No Advantage in Trade
: With Soviet, Declares Former
, Governor of Northern Province.
By . Edwin Unllinger - .-'.
,i Paris. March - 26. (U. P.) The
Bolshevik government in Russia is
enjoying a "paper prestige," accord
ing ' to Nicholas Tchaikovsky, ex-,
Russian politician and former resi
dent of Kansas, - ' . .
-Tchaikovsky today declared private
dispatches confirmed Secretary Hoover's
recent assertion that Russia will find it
physically impossible to exchange goods
with other nations and . justified Amer
ica in refusing to trade with the Soviets.
Recent treaty successes, providing . for
resumption of trade, are mere "paper
victories," be declared. , '..;
- Tchaikovsky named the following ob
stacles to Bolshevik trade: 1
No- food surplus. .
Lack of incentive for heavy planting.
Crippling of factories.
Mineral resources inaccessible because
of transportation failure.
The Sged statesman showed a keen In
terest in American affairs and evidenced
familiarity with events there.
His eyes brightened when he learned
that I was from KanaA.
"Would you happen to know anything
about my old farm near Independence?"
he asked.
I told what I could of conditions In
that state. -
"We'd be millionaires now if we had
stayed there." he 'declared with a smile,
"There's a rich oil well Tight in tbe front
Tchaikovsky told of his life on the
farm, of the hardships he had endured
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-; Aroused, from her, bed at 2:16 this
morning by smoke and flames seeth
ing through her room, Mrs. Theodore
E. Herlihy, 1590 jCorbett street, who
was sleeping in the house alone dur
ing the absence of her husband, was
forced to Jump ' from a first : story
window and escape from the ; burn
ing home, dressed o'nly hi her night
clothing. ' , .' -. r;... -:
Her screams awakened T. H. Rupert,
1594. Front street, a neighbor, who saw
the flames shooting from the roof and
called the fire department.: On their
way to the fire the engines were forced
to travel over a bad stretch-of unpaved
street, where they stuck up to the hubs
in the mud. ', X , . :,.-'
Their late arrival -allowed the- fire to
gain such headway - it could not be
checked by the firemen. ; The house was
almost completely , demolished. Captain
Roberts of the fire marshal's office es
timates the loss to the building and con
tents at $5000. It is, covered by msur
ance. , ,: . , . . . i. ... .- '
The origin of the fire has not yet been
determined, but Roberta is conducting an
investigation today in order to find out
the cause. The house was so badly
burned the first investigation failed to
show anything. Battalion Chief Gren
f ell was in charge of . the .fire, which
was fought by engines 10, 5 and 4.
96-Mile Gale Off
.: Point Eeyes Makes
Ships Seek. Cover
San Francisco," March 26. (L N". S.)
A 96-mile gale off Point Reyes coming
from the northwest raised one of the
roughest seas off the bar last night and
early today that mariners have . en
countered for ' some years. No damage
to shipping as a result of the storm had
been reported today, however.' : -
Shipping was delayed by the storm,
many vessels remaining In the harbor
and others making for sea rather than
attempt : to cross the bar during the
Paymasters Bobbed
Of $13,000by Bandits
Chicago, March 26. (L N. S.) Four
armed men today held up the taxicab
in which J. Edgar and H. B. Meacham,
employes- of the Dwight P. Robinson
company," contractors, were riding, and
escaped with $13,000 in cash. Edgar and
Meacham had drawn : the money . from
a. bank - this morning and were pro
ceeding to tbe new Union depot to pay
off men employed in construction work
there.; ,;;-w o.r :.' . -
Association to Get
Tund KiUed by Hart
Seattle," March 26. (U. P.) Handi
capped by" Governor Hart's veto of the
appropriation to encourage tourist travel
here, the Pacific Northwest Tourists' as
sociation decided this afternoon that the
money must be raised by popular sub
scription throughout the state. . Oregon
has appropriated $37,500 for .the work
and British. Columbia has contributed a
snore.- - - . . . f
Fair Weather
Predicted f
; Sunday morning Easter egs Jn
Portland, the ? more abundant be
cause of their.' unusually low price,"
will be boiled, fried or 'poached in a
frost-laden- atmosphere; the weather
man " promises, that will precede the
advent of a day as fair as the most
ardent celebrant could wish for, and
by, church time there may even be
sunshine. i ' :- '.;: ;; . r'S
Forecaster" E.; X Wells declares that,
while his gracious prbmlsea cannot offi
cially include sunshine, the rain lias
been - shelved for the first holiday of
spring, at least, and that tonight and
Easter Sunday will bo marked by fair
weather, with, some frost in the morn
ing and winds mostly westerly.
Meanwhile - clouds' that f: have been
playing havoc with hopes of a bright
day are breaking and tbe sun is strug
gling to -man if est itself in a. deluge
over, the crocus beds and leafing shrubs.
And the lawn mower is attuned to its
task; ready for Its first onslaught, while
the man of the house threatens to let
Sunday fires die down before noon and
warm his marrow in a glow of spring
sun as he makes garden.
.Washington, March 26. (I. N, S.) It
may or It may not rain on tomorrow's
Kaster finery, but Uncle Sam's official
forecaster ' today gave warning - that
everyone from the Atlantic to the paci
fic and from Canada to the Uulf better
be prepared for showers.
In the East, he predicts, the weather
will be unsettled and wamer,, with
probable showers.
For the Middle West, Great Lakes and
Mississippi valley regions he thinks it
will be cooler, with occasional showers.
In the Rocky mountain regions a storm
is gathering which is moving eastward.
Pensacola, Fla March 26.(I.'N.
S.) ---According.' to' art unconfirmed
rumor! here today, two members of
the crew .-of th missing naval bal
loon which left the Pensacola air sta
tion Tuesday night, have been picked
up by a, merchant vessel bound for
New. Orleans. The others, according
to this rumori were lost In the" Gulf.
That the balloon which- has bean miss
ing from the naval air station here since
last Tuesday may have drifted to land
and" that the five men in It-may have
been ; killed . or- badly - Injured and : are
now wandering about in ..the forests
along the Calhoun or Bay county coast,
was the theory 'advanced by Lieutenant
Reed, instructor in meterology at thu
station . today.- : , J. " "
This conclusion Is reached by a study
of weather conditions on Tuesday. Lieu
tenant Reed 'plotted the course of the
balloonists and does' not understand how
they could have gone to sea in the teeth
of fresh southerly.' winds. which, were
prevailing on Thursday along the Flor
ida coast. Vr.-: i : , .
' Further opinion is advanced that the
balloonists, finding that the bag was los
ing its buoyancy, cut away the basket
as It touched the surface of the water
and took refuge In the rigging. , This
would cause the balloon to again ascend,
the weather students assert, and might
enable the crew to reach the land.
With theue theories In mind, the Pen-
: (Concluded on Pa Tw1t, Column t'oort
Increase in
Acreage Reclaimed
Under Oregon Plan
Washington March 26. (WASHING
Preliminary figures of irrigation devel
opment in Oregon were announced to
day by - the census - bureau, showing
2,527,208 -acres . Included In Irrigation
projects in 1910, compared with 1,738,971
In 1920. The acreage irrigated has in
created from 686,129 to 926.197.
, Baker county, with 171.380 acres under
irrigation and 284,637 acres embraced
within irrigation projects, leads in both
classifications. In acres irrigated Har
ney county comes next with 118,179, and
Malheur - is third with 106,388. Lake
follows closely with over 99,000 acres,
and ISamath has over 90,000. Jackson
leads -easily -in Western Oregon with
.23.917 acres under Irrigation.'
It Is reported that established enter
prises were able to irrigate 1,202,866
acres : In 1920, compared with 810,526
acres 19 -years earlier, a gain of 44.8
per cent. . ., , . . . - - ,
Greek Soldiers
Continue Advance;
200 Turks Taken
. Athens, March 26-(L N. 8.) Greek
troops, who , launched an ; offensive
against the Turks Wednesday, are con
tinuing ' their advance all along the
line, it was officially announced , today.
The .Greek - forces now occupy a line
extended from Akardar to Touloukunar.
The war office announcement stated
that the Greek losses have been slight,
while 200 Turks were captured.
Shrine Chief Pays
Visit to Lewis ton
Lewlston." Idaho. March ' 26. Imperial
Potentate E. L. Garretson of the Mystic
Shrine paid a visit to Lewlston Friday,
arriving by special car. He. was met at
the station by a large patrol from Calam
temple. A ceremonial, a dinner, a parade
and a ball were given in his honor. A
hundred Shrlners were present from Spo
kane and 200 from Northern Idaho.
Easter Finery
2 Gangs, Using Similarly Clever
Methods; Operate Successfully;
Door of One Safe Is Blown
Many Feet; Blasts Are Muffled
,Two Portland business houses
were visited last night by what po
lice officials name as a new and one
of the cleverest gangs of safe break
ers that has ever been in the city.
In both cases were tho Jobs done
Identically and with a neatnens that
indicates expert professionalism.
The first firm reporting of their ac
tivity was the Henderson & Broi k com
pany, soft drink dlBpeners. with of
fices at 20 Grand avenue. Here tho
r gang Jimmied a rear window, knocked
orr the door knob of the safe, planted
"soup." and then piled over a inincellaiie
ous collection of clothes, covering over
all with a carrfet.
; Apparently no one heard the resutttnar
explosion, and the safe crackers tot
away with at least $1000 worth of casll
and Liberty bonds. How much more
was obtained has not been determined,
as police orders were to touch nothing
until after James Hunter, hesdrjuurters
finger print expert.,, could get to the
scene and look for possible clues.
The second "job" reported was handled
in essentially the. same manner, except
that the yeggs miscalculated and umc1
more "noup" than was necessary, ami
blew th safe door nearly acrons the
room. At this place, the Portland Fur
niture Manufacturing company, 1249
Macadam street, the spoils were not no
good, as there was practically no casii
in the safe. Liberty bonds and papr
of unknown value were gone, but tho
loss is not believed to be great. All the
drawers of the office deuks had appar
ently been searched.
rollce detectives report that ech was
an excellent Job and evidently the work
of experts. Finger print evidence prob
ably will be scarce, aa yeggs of tills
Character are known to rarely work with
out wearing white gloves to hide the
possibility, of fingerprint evidence.
Henderson and Brock announced this
morning that the burglars got $1000 in
.currency and Liberty bonds from their
safe. The robbers left $100 in sliver,
which they were unable to get out of
the safe. After the outer door had been
blown away they tried to Jimmy tho
Inner door, but broke their ' Jimmy,
only succeeding In bending down one
corner of the sheet, Iron door.
A.;for'it with prongs bent down Into
the shape of a rake was ued to drug
the currency from the small hole left
by the bent down corner, which was
not large enough for' them to insert an
From the Portland Furniture company
tho burglars got $3 and Liberty bond,".
. Police Inspectors who examined tho
safes this morning state that it in ap
parent that the Henderson Sc. Jirock
safe was blown about 3:15 this 'morn.
Ing, and the Portland Furniture Manu
facturing company's pafe about 2:4
this morning. The Portland Furniture)
Manufacturing company - Is In Fulton,
at least three miles from the soft drink
establishment, the police point out. For
this reason It Is almost impossible for
tho 'same men to have done botli
"Jobs," they say. . However, they claim,
it is quite likely that they are all mem
bers of the same gang, since the meth
ods used in both cases were Just about
tho same.
Washington. March 26 (I. N. S.)
James C. Davis of Iowa, at pres
ent general counsel of tho railroad
administration, will be named' by
President Harding as director gen
eral of railroads, it was learned this
afternoon. "
The president has appointed former
Vice President Thomas It. Marshall and
former Senator Nathan Scott of West
Virginia to the Lincoln Memorial com
mission. Deputy Treasurer
To Be Named for
Municipal Court
In conformity with the provisions of
house bill No. 109,. by Representative
Franklin K. Korell, relating to the va
of Liberty bonds and certified checks
In lieu of cash for deposit as bail, the
city council will have before It next w-:k
an ordinance providing for the appoint
ment of a deputy city treasurer as an
attache of the municipal court to handln
such cases. Nick Buetgen Is to be named
such deputy. The new state law, will
go into effect May 26.
American Given 20
Years by Bolsheviki
Mobile, Ala., March 26. (I. N.' 8.1
Dr. G. C. Kilpatrlck of Mobile was noti
fied by American Red Crons forces to
day that his brother, Wlmmet Kil
patrlck of Unlontown, Ala., has been
sentenced to 20 years In prison at Mos
cow, Russia, by the Botuhevlst authori
ties. Kilpatrlck, who was a Red Crt
worker, was charged with aid in t an
enemy of the Bolshevist government.