Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Dalles daily chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1948 | View Entire Issue (April 20, 1921)
THE DALLES, OREGON, WEDNESD AY EVENING, APRIL 20, 1921.
sssl it, lit ii i r
MAN AND WIFE
SHOT It IILTEO
SUITOR, MAY DIE
BODY FOUND IN WILLAMETTE
THOUGHT THAT OF JEALOUS
By United Press
PORTLAND, April 20. The body
of an unidentified man was today
taken from the Willamette river by
members of the crew of the fireboat
George H. Williams. The police think
that the -body may be that of George
Boydson, a Jealous suitor who last
night shot Mrs. Thomas 'Baker, 19,
and her husband and then disappear
ed. The girl is thought to be dying. '
PORTLAND, April 20. Mrs. Thom
as Baker, 19, is fighting for her life
a1( Sellwood hospital here today
while her husband lies dangerously
wounded at Good Samaritan hospital!
The Bakers were shot by Jess Boyd
Bon of Vancouver, a disappointed suit
or for the girl's hand, according to
the story told detectives by Baker as
he lay on his cot in the west side hos
pital. The shooting occurred last
night, when Boydson stalked into the
Baker home, revolver drawn, and
opened fire on Baker and ( his young
wife, the wounded man said.
Police are searching for Boydson,
who has disappeared.
CARPENTIER WILL BEAT
DEMPSEY, 8AY8 BRADY
By United Press
.NEW YORK, April 20. William. A.
Brady, former boxing manager, the
atrical producer, and erstwhile part
ner of Tex Rickard:
"Carpentier. will win in three or
four rounds. Dempsey was slow
against Bill Brennan and isn't the
fighter he used to be. Carpentier is
the greatest boxer since Jim Corbett,
a powerful hitter and the quickest
tninker in the ring today. Dempsey
has never defeated a first class man
and he'll find Carpentier the best. '
WHITE RIVER WATER
PACIFIC POWER COMPANY AND
WAPINITIA IRRIGATION COM
Hearing of claims to water rights
on White River, involving approxi'
mately 140 contests, was started to
day before George T. Cochran, repre
senting the state water board, in
the local circuit court. The court
room was filled with farmers who
will be affected by the water board's
final decision In the matter.
The important claimants for White
river's water supply are the Pacific
Power and Light company and the
Wapinitia Plains Irrigation company,
according to Cochran. The power and
light company Is laying claim to 250
second feet of water and the Wap
initia irrigation company to 44 sec
ond feet of water according to Coch
ran. Upon completion of presentation of
evidence in the present hearing,
Cochran will return to Salem where
he will take up the matter with mem
bers of. the water board, which will
then go Into the case and give de
cision as to the legality of the yar
ious claims for water.
Following the decision of the state
water board, any pereon or corpor
ations dissatisfied with the rulings
piay appeal their cases to the cir
cuit court. This Is the situation now
in effect in the local circuit court,
in which Circuit Judge Fred W. Wil
son Is adjudicating Hood Rlrer val
ley water claims, appealed from the
findings of the state water board.
It Is expected that today's hear
lngs are merely the first of a series
which will eveaUally definitely es
tablish all 'of the major water right
dispute in Wasco couaty.
CLAIMS OF SERVICE
LEGION MEN HEAR BONUS DIS
A good-sized handful of ex-service
men turned out last night for the
meeting called by The Dalles- post of
the American Legion for the purpose
of meeting the workers sent out from
state legion headquarters to adjudi
cate claims of the veterans against
(Here was the chance for all ex
ddughboys, gobs and leather-necks
who have been harboring grouches, to
get some action on them, for this was
' one of those meetings where there
was more business than talk.
Edward J. Elvers, state adjutant nf
the American Legion, Clifford Wood,
of the bureau of war risk insurance,
I Frank J. Eivers, department service
I officer of the legion, and G. L. Breeso,
,'army field clerk, were in the pari v.
Eivers explained the terms of the
state bonus and loan bill, which
j 'comes up; for referendum vote in
June, in a way it has not been ex-
. plained here before.
Breese brought along the Victory
, medals issued by the United States,
government, and every man who pro
duced his service record was given
one, without the slightest red tape in
Frank Elvers listened to every
claim presented by those who had
them, and promised, immediate ac
tion. If men failed to get their gas
masks and helmets when discharged,
if they were given only one suit of
underwear when they were entitled
to two, Eivers noted the grievance
and assured the petitioners that the
claims would be adjusted immediate
' Wood likewise straightened up war
risk insurance matters in a' highly
It was pretty good news to Francis
'(Continued on Pare 6.)
BOY BANDIT TELLS
OF WILD ESCAPE
TWO WHO LEAPED FROM TRAIN
NAKED AND MANACLED, RE
CAPTURED. By United Press
, PORTLAND; April 20 ''Harry only
,had on his birthday clothes. I had on
a suit of B, V. Ds, but there wasn't
much left of them when I hit the
track and skidded a ways."
Thus Jimmy Milner, 16, alleged au.
to bandit and jailbreaker, explained
the latest sensational escape of him
self and his pal, Harry Hoffee.
The boys, handcuffed and leg-ironed,
escaped from the United States
marshal by jumping from the train
in the Siskiyou mountains early yes
terday. They were recaptured and
i brought to Portland today.
"We sneaked out to the vestibule
while the marshal was asleep ana
threw his pants and coat .off. The
train was going pretty faSt and it
! was a scary proposition to jump, be
1 ing hooked, up like we were. We
' couldn't both jump at the same time
so I went first. Harry didn't jump
' soon enough and I hurt my leg."
The two boys are from Seattle.
PORTLAND, April 20. James Mil-
'ner and Harry Hoffee, youthful des
peradoes, who, naked, handcuffed and
ankle-ironed together, escaped from a
U. S. marshal on a northbound South
ern Pacific train in the Siskiyou
mountains yeBterday, were brought
! into Portland today, again in irons.
They were recaptured last night
when they took refuge in a track ca
bin on the Southern Pacific right-of-way,
after 10 hours of wandering m
the rough mountain district. The
crew of a passing train saw the boys
near the cabin, and reported to the
agent at Siskiyou, who In turn tele
graphed Sheriff Calkins of Siskiyou
The pair, both of whom are 16
years old, are again in custody of Mar
shal Donald 8. Bassett of Los Angeles.
PLAN TO MAKE RATIFIED PACT
By Unites Press
WASHINGTON, April 20 Facing
defeat in their efforts to prevent
the ratification of the Colombian'
treaty, senators opposing it today
began a vigorous campaign to secure
amendments that would make It un
acceptable to Colombia.
Acting tor this group. Senator
Poindexter of Washington today of
fered three amendments. The first
would , reduce from $25,000,000 to
$15,000,000 the sum to be paid Co
lombia by the United States. The
second amendment eliminates the
provision giving Colombia the right
to transport troops, munitions ana
warships through the Panama canal
and over the railroad, free of charge.
The third amendment provided that
Colombia should be on equality
with other nations using the canal
as to tolls and charges but not on
an equality with the United States,
as the treaty now provides.
By L. C. Martin
WASHINGTON, April 20 The
senate is expected to ratify the Co
lombian treaty late today.
By a vote which, indications are,
will be well over the required two
thirds, the senate will thus dispose
of a controversy which has been
waged with the South American re
public ever Blnce the department of
Panama revolted in 1903, and the
administration of Theodore Roose
velt got from 'Panama the canal site.
Colombia- charged that the Unltea
States incited ' the revolution and
then grabbed the canal site. j
The treaty to be approved today,
pays Colombia $25,000,000 In annual
installments of $5,000,000, gives herj
special rights and privileges In the
Panama canal zone and paves the
way for the recognition of .Panaman
independence by Colombia for the
fixing of the Panama-Colombia boun
dary. OREGONIAN HELD NOT
GUILTY IN LIBEL SUIT
By United Press
PORTLAND, April 20. A Jury in
the circuit 'court late yesterdav io
turned an instructed verdict of not
guilty in the $150,000 libel action of
LeRoy B. Keely, attorney; against
the Oregonian Publishing company.
Keely, formerly of California, en
tered suit against the newspaper for
an alleged attack upon his character
wherein, according to the complaint,
he was classed with dangerous radl
BOOZE BULGES IN
ONE MILLION QUARTS OF LIQ
UOR FOR SALE FEW
By Ralph F. Couch
(United Press Stan Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 20 Nearly
one million quarts of Imported wills
key, gin and fancy brandies purity
certified by the government now Is
begging for legal purchasers at one
dollar a gallon, Chief Ashworth of
the United States customs service
said here today.
The whiskey Is for sale by tho
customs service which seized It from
border rum runners. Before offering
it for sale, the customs service had
it tested and none is offered which
Is less than eighty proof which
means that it contains about forty
percent alcohol. This Is fully up to
pre-war liquor standard.
"Customs houses all over the coun
try are overflowing with this selzod
liquor," said Ashworth. "Unless wo
find purchasers we shall have to de
utroy it. It is accumulating faster
SDSPECT IS HELD
MAN THOUGHT TO KNOW DE
TAILS OF WALL STREET
By United Press
SCRANTON, Pa., April 20 Mys
tery surrounds the holding of a
young man, whose name is withheld,
on j suspicion' of complicity in the
Wall street bomb explosion,.
The man Is being Interrogated by
department of justice agents with
regard to his alleged connection with
a gang of Italian dynamiters. He is
(Continued on Page 6.)
SHIP'S BOILER EXPLODES;
FIVE PER30NS KILLED
By United News
TOKIO, April 20 Five persons
were today killed in a boiler explos
ion aboard the cruiser Katorl. The
warship was taking the Japanese
crown prince to Europe for a formal
GRIEF OVER WIFE'S .DEATH
CAUSES MAN TO KILL SELF
By United News
NEW YORK, April 20. Grief over
the death of his wife, who died last
January after their twenty-seventh
wedding anniversary, is believed by
friends of Colonel Mauerice W. K02
minski, millionaire shipping magnate,
to have caused him to end his life in
his apartments In the Plaza hotel
where . the body was found hanging
by the cord of a bathrobe, Tuesday.
Colonel Kosmlnski was director gen
eral of passenger traffic for the
Fr&fch i -steamship line.'
DRINK CANNOT BE CHANGED
TO DOSE, SAYS BRYAN
T3v TTnttnri TsJawH
WASHINGTON, April 20.
word "drink" cannot be changed to
dose," says Williaru Jennings Bryin,
turning thumbs down on beer as med
icine. ' 1
Speaking at the Mount Pleasant
Congregational church here Tuesday
night, Bryan also suggested putting
prohibitionists in charge of enforcing
the Volstead law. ,
Bryan expressed the hope that con.
gress would "correct" tho Palmer
ruling permitting of beer for medical
"I have no doubt," he said, "that tho
evil Influence oxortcd by this order
will be short lived. Knowing the pto
hibition sentiment in the country, wo
can assume that tho order wilt h?
rescinded by tire new attorney gener
al, or that it will be overcome by act
of congress. Bryan predicted that 11
licit liquor trade from border coun
tries and islands will soon nucomu
an international matter.
BEST IN WORLD
BUS4N ESS MEN BUY HEAVILY
f DECLARES FOREIGN TRADE
i By United Press
I CHICAGO, April 20 Revolution
torn Mexico's credit is bettor than
that of any other foreign nation.
This was tho opinion today of
Paul W. Running, foreign trade ox
port and adviser of the Chicago As
sociation of Commerce. Kunnin,; bus
ed his information on Investigation!!
of credit men of commercial and In
dustrial institutions of tho mid-west.
"Mexico is In a better position to
pay than any other country," said
Kunnlng. "Mexican business men aro
buying heavly. Textiles, mining and
railroad machinery uro tho principal
articles desired. The food drying in
dustry is being rapidly developed In
Development of tho railroad fncll
Hies is bringing about better mar
keting conditions, Kunnlng said.
South America Is dead commercial
ly and ber docks swamped with ma
terials, the association found.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO WORK
FOR $800,000 BOND IS
SUE. Putting over of the $800,000 road
bond issue, the staging of a credit
able county fair this year tind the
getting out of a booklet, advertising
the merits of 'The Dalles and Wnsco
counjty, were emphasized last night as
the main work of 'The Dalles-Wasco
County Chamber of Commerce during
1921, at a meeting of the chamber
board of directors.
The most important of these, and
the most pressing at the present time
is the putting over of the road bond
issue, it was decided. The entire
board of directors will serve as a com
mittee to work for the passage ol
the bond Issue.
IN. G. iHedln, director from Wapini
tia, asked what the boards plans were
for the staging of a county fair in
The Dalles this year, explaining thai.
he wished to be able to urge Wtiplui-
lia farmers to cultivate fruits and
vege.ubles for a fine exhibit if there
was going to be a creditable fair in
The Dalles this fall. All directots
agreed that there-must be a fair hero
this year. It was decided to call a
meeting of the county fair board for
today, in which tentative plans lor
putting on the fair will be formulated.
E. F .Van Scholck, N. G. Hedln and
J.C Johnson comprise the member
ship of the fair board.
That only about 60 percent of the
residents of The Dalles were solicit ort
tor membership and budget contribu
tions in tho recent campaign, wan thu
statment of Secretary Vun Scholcu.
'He asked that the drive be completed.
The matter was referred to the cham
ber membership committee, with in-
(Continued on Paso C.)
JAPAN HOPES TO
BARGAIN ON YAP
: "I .Hi
PROPOSES TO GAIN OTHER CON
CESSIONS, SHOULD SHE
By Ralph H. Turner
(United News Start Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 20. The con
troversy over tho island of Yap, which
not only has strained .American
Japanese rotations but has involved
America's relations with the other al
lied powers, may drag In many other
angles of tho world situation before
a settlement Is reached.
Japan, it is learned, hopes either to
etfect n compromise with tho Unlto'l
States on the Yap dispute or gain
'other concessions in tho Pacific which
would compensate her for relinquish
ing her hold on Yap.
'Reports indlcato that tho contro
versy has attracted wide attention in
Japan and that tho Toklo government
would be weakened greatly at lioino
if It receded- completely from tli
stand it has taken In tho past.
It is suggested In Japanese quar
ters horo that thu Japanese may In
stitute u process of "bargaining"
whereby they will liopo to gain In
other quarters for whai I hoy lose In
The most Important suggestion for
a "quid pro quo" Is that Japan, it'
she ngreo3 to an "open door" polio
In Yap, iiiHist that she receive equal
rights in thu other mandate Islands
of tho Pacific, This, however, might
mean Japaneso assertion for equality
In Hi former German Islands south of
the equator awarded to Australia and
New Zealand and would cause heavy
opposition from tho British dominion
was the opinion here. Assuming tho
mandate for the south Pucific Islands
awarded to them, Australia and New
Zealand Imposed their national laws
on the exclusion of Asiatic Immigra
tion and also their restrictions on
land holding aliens.
Great Brituln, already In an em
barrassing position through her hh
sociation with Japan on the munduto
question, would find her difficulty
heightened by dominion opposition to
Japanese claims of equality south of
OVER WAGE CUTS
ABOUT 110,000 MARINE WORKERS
WON'T ACCEPT BIG RE.
By United Press
NEW YORK, April 20. With op
erators and employes apparently
deadlocked on the question of a wage
cut, the prospect of a great shipping
strike May 1, loomed today.
' The American Steamship Owners'
association unnounced that a wage
reduction of 20 to 30 percent will be
put into effect on that date, when
the present agreement expires. Va-
'rious branches ,ot the International
Seamen's union already have official
ly informed the operators that they
will not accept the cut and have pre
sented counter demands. Andrew
Furuseth, president of the union, 'said
the other organizations would take
the same stand.
There aro about 110,000 marine
workers on both coasts and the great
takes. Seventy thousand of these are
JILTED SWAIN UNABLE
TO RECOVER JEWELRY
By United News
NEW YORK, April 20. When ro
mance goes on the rocks and is wreck
ed the fiance might as well write the
whole craft down as a total loss with
out salvage. ,
Joseph H. Nesson, a Harvard stu
dent was turned down by Justice
Dunne in Brooklyn, in his suit against
19-year-old Frances Ludwig, to recov
er the value of an engagement ring,
one string of imitation pearls, one
fountain pen, a. frat pin, a Harvard
'ring and a $2.50 gold piece given to
her under the Impression that Bhe in
tended giving herself to him, Tho
Items and tho value of each were re
corded In Joseph's little note book,
the total being $369,50.
Tho loarueu bench held that Fran
cos was a minor when she became
'engaged and that therefore the meth-.
odical Harvard man wns out of pock
et as well as out of luck.
TO STAGE PAGEANT
PERMANENT COMMUNITY 8ER
VICE COUNCIL ORGANIZED
J. T. RORICK PRE8IDENT.
Tho entire Community Scrvlco .
council were prosent at the organi
zation mooting, at tho library last
night. The temporary chairman, J. T.
Iloiick was unanimously elected
president of tho council, Mrs. Lulu
D Crnndall was elected vice-president
and Carlton Pepper, secretary
and treasurer. Besides theso, the
executive commltteo as elected con
sists of Mrs. Carlton P. Williams,
E. C. Malloy, Charles Roth, Mrs. Jo
soph Stadelman, The Rov. John L.
riogue, Fred Cyphers, Mrs. D. M. t
French und .Mrs. Charles Ilurchtnrf
J. T. Horick and H. W. Arbuey
gave short talks on thu possibilities
of Community Service In The Dalles.
Tho quostlou of tho production of
an historical pageant was raised and
after an enthusiastic discussion, it
wns voted to stage such a pageant
on or about May 20. Tho text will
be written by local people. A com
mittee consisting of Mrs. Lulu 1).
Crandall, B. C. Mulloy, Lynn Roy
croft, Miss Helen Fair and Mrs.
Charles Ilurchtorf was appointed to'
tuko charge, The secretary was in
structed to securo thu services of
Ada Losh Rose of Portland, who
wroto and Btnged tho Portland his
torical pageant in 1919.
Tho members of tho council vol
unteered to advance $5 to $10 per
sonally, subject to thu need, in order
that there may bo no delay In. , fi
nancing the needs of the Community
Service work. This money wll bo
refunded to tho Individuals us soon
as money Is available in tho treas
ury of tho council. ,