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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 2, 1922. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
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IEW showing the interior of
ior tne aeaa ana wounaea amia tne aeons oi steei ana concrete, wote in tne center ot tne picture two stretcner bearers carrying out an injured person to a
waiting ambulance in the street. f This picture was , taken early Sunday morning following the disaster. For additional photographs of the Knickerbocker
theatre disaster see page 9.
Report Says at One Time Vote
. Was four for Acquittal and
, ' Eight for Conviction,
San Francisco, Feb. 2 (I. N. a)
Sfvortly before noon today the 11 men
and 1 woman deliberating on a verdict
In the manslaughter ie of lioscoe
-rtty" frbuckl requested that the en
tire transcript of testimony In the case,
covenryt thousands of patcea, be read to
'" them. - 9nch a procedtng wouW have
taken daai '
. Calling" in the attorneys. Judge
. IjOUdeFbiiclc. counsel for state and de
fense agreed that instead of, having the
Wtlmot f read to the Jury ithey should
be allov. d to take the entire typewrit
ten recoid into the jury room to assist
them in their deliberation."
The Jury was reported to stand eight
. to four fpr acquittal at the time the re
Quest was made.' although this was un
confirmed. . ; "It is aly a tecfanlcaiuysthat is caus
ing the delay." Arbuckle's lawyers com
merited. fWa are confident of a verdict
ef aoquittal as soon as the jury has
cleared Up minor Questions."
"Arbuckle U not yet acquitted." the
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Bobbed Hair Fad Hits Co-eds
Craze lilhdignified, Says Critic
Orro Agricultural CoUege. Conrallls.
Feb. The bobbed hair fa4 has hit
the carapua, according to the Barometer,
eolletre newspaper. The announcement
la born out by. the fact that mors girls
passed ot the, walks between classes
rinr their hair bobbed than ever
.before, . . . .. .
Orous of coeds stop and discuss the
question," aajra the Barometer. "Soma
ot them ret excited about It. and long
and serious arguments ensue. -Many
a-irla are tato to class on aooount ot It.
But now that It's her, and though it
almost swept a few good sovls off their
the once beautiful moving picture
Tied Up by
Minneapolis. Mima,, Feb." J L N. S.)
Four states today are in the throes of a
severs snowstorm which is crippling
telegraph and telephone wires, and caus-'
ing delay to railroad transportation.
Between Minneapolis and Duluth all
telephone and telegraph wires are re
ported down, and tn Duluth at sr.owf alf
of 24 inohes was reported as , having
occurred there within 21 hours.
At Mitchell. S. V.. one of the worst
storms since 18S1 held that city in its
grip and loss 'to livestock on ranches in
that vicinity was said to be heavy.
On a branch of. the Soo Line railroad
In North Dakota, a passenger train witji
75 passengers aboard is stuck. In a snow
bank and rescue crews are at work to
day digging them oujt.
Dry Act Is Adjudged
Trenton, N, X. Feb. 2. (L N. S.)
The, court of errors and appeals, highest
court in New Jersey, today declared the
Van Ness state prohibition enforcement
act unconstitutional, reversing a .pre
vious ruling of the state supreme court.
The vote of the court was I to 4.
feet they're getting used to it."'
Indignation at the : spread of the
bottbed hair fad on the campus Is ex
pre d-by Miss Agnes A. Cocks, director
of physical - education for women.
."Bobbed hair should not be' indulged
In by college women." warns Miss-Cocks
JA woman's hair expressc , her Indl
Tiduality and character, nd If she de
prive herself of these two things she
loses the respect of others ,
"No college woman can possibly have
the same grace, dignity and . Influence
sbo formerly posse sstd after hobhinc
house in Washington, D. G., where soldiers, firemen and civilians
18 Unidentified Bodies Recovered
c In Pennsylvania Disaster; Gas
Brownsville. Pa., Feb. 2 (I. N. S.)
Eighteen unidentified men are known to
be dead and eight other miners are un
accounted for,' but believed to be dead as
a result of an explosion in the Gates mine
of the H. C. Frick Coke company, 52
miles up the Monongahela river, "the
explosion is believed . to have' been
caused by gas. The fall of tons of slate
following the explosion: is' believed to
have crushed many1' more miners, acr
cording to company officials' statements
Just before noon.
One statement by a company official
said about 100 miners were at work at
the time of the explosion, but that, some
had escaped y use of ropes and cables
by which they clambored up the 250
The entrance to the " mine is a picture
of horror. At the base of the shafts are
the bodies of the dad miners. They
have not been identified. -The bodies of
some of the victims are charred so
badly they probably never will be '-identified.
Sam Brown, former Boston Braves
catcher, is directing - the rescue , work.
His wife is aiding . him. Brown is su
perintendent' of the mine. A body of
state troopers was ' dispatched to the
mine today to aid in . the rescue and
preserve, order. ? .
The mine In whih - the explosion oc
curred . is the largest of the' 63 mtnes of
the H. C. Fries Coke company. .
Doctors and -nurses, with medical sup
plies and blankets, -were sent from
A large crowd of women. and -Children,
families of mine workers, gathered
about the mines ready to identify bodies
of husbands and retail Tea. '
Plant officials-said they had no de
tails of the accident . ; W
The local undertaker received a caC
for 20 "rough boxes."
The United States bureau ot mines
reported the accident was caused - by
n explosion of gam. .Beyond that, the
o'jreau saddit had no further details.
Brer Groundhog grunted to himself In
satisfaction this morning as he' cast a
weather eye at the ground beside him
andvs4w not ' a trace of a shadow, "for
such an. omen meant to him the quick
coming of good weather 'and discon
tinuance of wtnter.-
But the weatherman, who takes no
stock in groundhogs or other superstiti
ous harbingers of good or bad weather,
glanced at .the weather map and saw
the elements conspiring to give Oregon
more rain. -,
That far the weather man and the
groundhog agreed. Still further they
both agreed that there was not a chance
of any shadows being seen today, so the
groundhog ambled off. contented. J
It may be said It was because the ani
mal was doubly assured as to future
weather conditions that- it ambled off be
fore a weather interview could be ob
tained, but. more likely it was because
the groundhog does not make his home
in Oregon. Whether he was here or not,
msde little difference to those who-held
to the old superstition that If the ground
hog saw his shadow it meant six mora
weeks of winter weather.
There was a . flurry, ot snow on the
ground this morning, but - the clouds,
which brought this layer of white, like
wise brought relief from the cold wave,
according to the district weather fore
caster. He said that the clouds kept the
temperature up. and. with the barometer
falling to the north, rain was to be ex
pected tonight and Friday. He also an
ticipated a few flurries of enow during
the day before the temperature started
Its upward march.
, DID3PT SHE SHADOW
Seattle."; Feb. S. (TJ. P".) Groundhog
day dawned with a light snow on the
ground with no hint or sun to east a
shadow for the shunbersome ntTnat. To
day's coldest temperature was Si degrees
compared with Z2 for yesterday.
Bill on Deschutes
BtTREATJ OF" THE -JOURNAL)
The president today approved the ,n
nott bill xW the exchange of land -within
the Deschutes national forest or within
six mOeev which eonsomnmtea a long bat
tle to adjust irrr tmnniUrine.
were all aiding in the search
Enrollment of - 50,000 Givers Is
' 'to Date Is $308,869.
Community Chest quota. . .
Amount to be pledged ' . . ... . .
StAodine of dirisiona:
B needier Genera L Coit 43,'ot!
Brigadier General F-ddy 43,640
Brijaiier Genera'. Sensenltb 40.961
Women's tivfein :
Brigadier .General Mrauell .... 9.25
I torn flying iquadron, unxjgregiLed. . 139,835
In the table above there Is one figure
more significant than all the others. It
read3, "Amount , to bft.pledged.MSOS."
Although the gains of Wednesday
cheered campaign leaders, the amount
yet to be pledged settled them more
firmly in the' harness of strenuous pull
ing. It is always the last thousand dol
lars that come hardest and - here is
nearly half a million dollars yet to be
gained before the Portland Community
Chest can serve fully in relief of need
and. character building.
5M0O CITERS SEEDED
There were 35.000 subscribers to the
Commanity Chest last year. This year.
In order to assure' the added amount re
quired by increase of -destitution and
(CoBcteded on Pass Twenty, Column Tbm)
I OF CRASH
Washington, Feb. 2. OT. P. SecoodJ
Assistant PoBtrnajrter General K. H. S.
Shaognaessy died I early today at ' the
Waiter Reed hospital, a victim of the
Knickerbocker theatre- disaster.
Shaughneasy made a game fight, but
his injuries proved , too severe. - Blood
transfusions taken from sturdy young
soldiers had made him rally for a time.
but , tee fracture of 'the pelvis .was i
critical that -the sacrifices were - vain.
Private Operation Is 32 Per Cent
More Than Under Federal Con
trol, Senate Committee Told;
Says Government Saved Roads.
Washington. Feb. 2. Private opera
tion of the railroads since federal con
trol is costing the people of the United
States 32. per cent more than govern
mental operation did during the war,
William G. McAdoo. former director
general, asserted today before the sen
ate interstate commerce committee.
McAdoo charged that the railroad
executives during the firt six months
after federal control, when the roads
were guaranteed against any losses,
made unprecedented and excessive ex
penditures to improve their property at
the expense of the federal treasury
TOTAL EXPENSES CBOW
The total expenditures for maintenance
of way equipment and maintenance of
way structures for the guaranty period.
McAdoo said, exceeded the same period !
of the previous year by $402,585,163, or
by more than 40 per cent.
The cost of the guaranty td the fed
eral treasury has been estimated at ap
proximately $525,412,125 and McAdoo
said four-fifths of this amount can be
charged jto this unprecedented tynprove
ment of thp railroads at government ex
pense, The former director general presented
a letter written by W. G. Besler. presi
dent of the Central railroad . of New Jer
sey, to his superintendents of motive
power and equipment, urging that the
work on 50 new engines be pushed so
that the bill would be in before the guar
anty period expired.
McAdoo then presented figures to
show that private operation of the roads.
expressed in the actual monetary cost
to the ' American people, is $657,296,772
more per annum than the cost under fed
OVER BIULIO rSCBEASE
Expressed in terms of actual cost of
operations, 'the increased cost of private
operation is 61,167,220,632, he said.
There is no ground for the charge
of railroad -executives that the govern
ment ruined the railroads: The indisput
able fact is that "the government saved
them," said McAdoo.' , , . :r.
1 The former cabinet member ' heartily
praised. -the' work of railroad employes
during" the war. saying they " were
'Underpaid as oompared competitive
industries." V " - ,
Federal control, be summarized, aaa
eliminated7 useless competition at icreat
saving to the public, increased facilities
for the comfort Of the traveling public
decreased : operating costa and improved
efficiency. Without federal control of
the railroads, McAdoo said, the carriers
would have f ailed at the crisis of . the
EWorld war. 1 -l
The former director genera: em-
''(Concluded on Pmt Twenty. Column Vire)
Berlin. Feb. 2. U. P.) A great rail
strike, spreading over the entire coun
try, was in effect on all German rail
way lines today.
The walkout, which was timed for
midnight last night, today was effective
throughout Germany. The strikers have
been orderly everywhere, according to
The wirth government is preparing
and organising an emergency service-
Engineers, firemen, conductors ana
brakemen were, among the categories
called out by a narrow vote of the lead
ers, given out as 20 to 15.
Of Volstead Act
Target on Appeal
Another attempt to prove the Volstead
act unconstitutional and nullify the
eighteenth amendment, will be made
Monday tn ban F rancisco Dei ore me cir
cuit court of appeals by attorneys for
!3ob Lowe of Portland. The government
will be represented by Assistant United
States Attorney FlegeL
Lowe contends in his appeal petition
that the constitutional .amendment only
provides it unlawful to manufacture and
sell liquor, and that the law isn't broad
enough to make mere possession of li
quor unlawful. Lowe contends that the
Volstead act is unconstitutional by pro
viding a penalty for mere possession.
' He also alleges that the transportation
section of the law isn't meant to cover
an owner of liquor transporting his per
sonal supply, but only for men engaged
in the business commercially. .
Lowe was fined 31000 by the court fol
lowing his conviction by a Jury.
-To Be Held Sunday
For Dr, J. H. Boyd
A memorial service for the late "Dr.
John H. Boyd will be held at the first
Presbyterian church at 3:30 p. m. Sun
day, at which several of his dose friends
are to speak on different phases of bis
personality, and activity. . , ' .
Those who will take part to the service
and their subjects are: Treacher, pas
tor and Teacbr., try Robert' Livteg
etooe; -Co-Presbyter and 'Friend.' by
Dr. K. H. Pence: Tausen and War
Worker.- by B. F. Irvine; -Relation to
College Life and Young People,- by the
Rer. W. H. Boddy of Hood River ; "Foot
steps of a pastor," by Dr. H. L. Bowman.
RAILROAD MEN IN
s Ail friends of Dr.. Boyd are invited..
Is Doubled by
Dayton, Ohio. Feb. 2. (U. P.) Dis
covery of a tellurium gasoline com
pound, which Increases automobile mile
age 100 per '.cent over present gasoline
fuel, was announced at the research
laboratories of the General Motors com
pany here today.
The discovery was made months ago
by Thomas Ridgely and Theodore Bpyd,
two Chemists, but they made no an
nouncement until thoroughly convinced
theirs was an important discovery, fol
lowing a series of crucial . tests which
surpassed their expectations, they said
MELLON URGES '
TAX FOR BONUS
Washington, Feb. 2. Money for a sol
dier bonus can be raised by special taxes
on tobacco, first and second class mail
and documentary stamps. Secretary of
the Treasury Mellon told the house ways
and means committee today.
Trying to use the foreign debt to pay
the bonus is futile, Mellon declared.
Mellon suggested special taxes and
estimated the amount that each would
produce as follows :
Increase of ' one cent on first class
mail matter and on second class mail
matter, which would yield $100,000,000.
Increase in documentary stamp taxes
to yield $40,000,000.
WOULD TAX TOBACCO
Tax of two cents on bank checks.
increase oi cigarette tax 50 cents a
thousand, which would yield $25,000,000.
Increases on smoking tobacco tax 2
cents a pound, which would produce
.License tax on automobile horse
power of 25 cents to yield $50,000,000.
The secretary, estimated the cash cost
of the bonus each year ter the first two
years at $425,000,000 or a total of $850,
000,000. During the next fiscal year, or
in 1923-24, the estimated deficiency in
expenditures over estimated receipts is
"We cannot increase the class of taxes
now In existence," the secretary, areued.
It is necesrary to find some broad class
of commodities upon which some reason.
able percentage of tax can be levied
which win not be too mnch of a burden."
BIO PBOBLEX FACED
Representative Hawlear, Republican of
uregon, . asicea.il an Increase in the cor
poration -tax and the Income normal tax
was practical. ...
It would be harmful to increase
eitter,-8erted Secretary ... Mellon,
would retard revival of industry. These
taxes ar higher now than thejr "should
oe tn normal or peace times.
It is a problem whether the funds can
tc obtained within the time limit to meet
xne oonus payment, it is most uncertain
when we can get ttto money." ;
Hearings to Begin
On Oregon Rivers
Washington, Feb. 2. (V. P.l Revival
of the old-fashioned river and harbor
bill was forecast today when Senator
Jones, Washington, announced begin
ning ot hearings before the senate com
merce committee next ' week on a bill
authorizing several new river and -harbor
Among proposed new projects covered
by the Jones bill are:
Willamette slough, , Oregon. 346,700;
Columbia and Willamette rivers, Oregon
and Washington. 31.759.000: Ciataka.ni
river, Oregon, 34620; Noyo river, Cali
fornia, $13,000: San Diego harbor, Cali-
xornia, szza.vuo. '
Goethals in Spokane
For Project Survey
Spokane. Wash., Feb. 2. (U. P.)
General George GoethaJs arrived in Spo
kane this morning at 19 o'clock to start
survey of the Columbia basin project.
His son. G. R. Goethals, who accom
panied him, said he is here "to work,
not to talk." General Goethals de
fined to predict how long it would take
him to make a complete survey of the
proposed irrigation project and refused
a- invitation to make a preliminary sur
veyor the project lands by airplane. -
I JfKJw ing
All Europe is in the throes of rehabil
itation. Every step in the economic
and administrative reconstruction over
seas is of vital interest. : .
The Journal will supplement iti Kfbf-z
the Chicago Daily News' uicWisjhe,
preeminent foreign news service for aft
rno6nnewspersW:p ; "2
. The Chicago Daily News , cables
are a feature of thi iConsotidqearesi
tassociaiiohs daily leased wtreWihai
resources next Monday. ' ' "? V'
IS SHOT DEAD
Assassin Fires Shot While Victim
Is Working at His Desk in Los
Angeles Home; Police Begin
Search' for Former Employe.1
Los Angeles, Feb. 2. Shot down while
writing at a desk, by a mysterious as-c
sassin, William Desmond Taylor, well
known motion picture producer and di
rector, was found dead today in his
bungalow in the Westlake district. Death
was caused by a bullet wound In tne
back, just below the left shoulder, - ac
cording to the police. . :
Mabel Normand, film comedienne, was.
In consultation with William D. Taylor,
motion picture director, a few hours be-
fore he met his death, neighbors told
detectives investigating the tragedy to-,
SAW MAX LKATE '
Taylor accompanied Miss Kormand to
her machine, which was parked at the '
curb, the witnesses said. Miss Normand -
and - Taylor had been chatting about
production of & future photoplay, Harry
Peasy, Taylor's negro valet, told detec
Uvea. ..j..-' ' .
Police believe that when Taylor ac
companied Miss Norniand to her ma
chine, his murderer slipped into' the
house and disappeared.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas MacLean, mo
tlon picture stars, who live next doorf ;
to . Taylor, said they heard a shot fired -at
about 8:30 last night . ;
Mrs. MacLean said she opened the
door and' saw a man leaving Taylor's
residence. She could furnish no de
scription of him. ; .:
- Taylor was about 35 years old and ;:
wealthy, apparently was killed between ::
8 :30 and 9 o'clock last night. The body
was found today by a colored servant
when he reported for duty at the house.
Police detectives who first reached the t
scene said that, death was from natural':!;
causes and It was not until nearly an
hour later, when an undertaker was rer
moving the body, tfeat the bullet wound
was found. . .'
aOBBEBT SOT MOTITE . .
Additional officers were dispatched to
the house and a comprehensive tares U-
gatlon was begun. The bullet wound ,
caused an Internal hemorrhage and Tay
lor evidently died, a few minutes after J
belnir attacked. . 1;
f--etectr?es questioned neighbors; "who
stated they heard what apparently was
the report bt a revolver shortly after 9
o'clock, but at that time believed it
was caused by an automobile. . ;
The police immediately began search ;
for Edward F. Sands, former secretary i
Of Taylor. : Robbery was not the motive;
Conehded on rua Six. Coin five)
London. Feb. 2. (L N. & "Adop
tion of the two treaties in the Washing- o
ton conference limiting navies and re- .
striding the use of new agencies of
warfare la a great i step in world his
tory," was the official comment today
at 10 Downing street, the official resi
dence of Premier Ileyd George. '
The cabinet held a meeting at which
the treaties were discussed. --' - e
Great Britain's disappointment over x
failure to secure the. scrapping of sub- i
marines . was the outstanding note In
The. Times, Chronicle and Westmln-, f
ster Qasette pointed out that the sub' :
marine regulations were inadequate.
Only the scrapping of submarines, they
said, could prevent "hideous warfare :
in the future. , . .
It was " indicated in official circles .
that Premier Lloyd George may hold up . '
the Washington results as a good ex-fri
ample to follow at the international
economic conference' at Genoa, It is, be
lieved the premier will initiate a move.-, .
ment at Genoa for the reduction Of:,
armies "similar to the naval reduction A
progrsnr at - Washing toa--... .-..y ; '