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THE DALLES, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 1921.
Minimum 34 I
VOLUME LXI. d
FLAYED BY GOOD
BIG BUSINESS MEN 8H0ULD PUT
CORPORATION ON ITS
MORE MONEY ASKED
REPRESENTATIVE CAN'T UNDER.
,STAND WHY NO PROFIT IS
S 1 Hi
; By United Prers
, , WASHINGTON, April 23 Tho
W shipping board's affairs are in such
a muddle that President Harding
. should appoint 'the biggest business
; men he can find to put tho board
,L on a profit making basis, Represen-
' tatlve Good, chairman of the house
appropriations committee declared
today. Good sharply attacked the
.board's request for two more big
appropriations, totalling $170,000,000.
"I can't understand how a corpor
ation with assets of moro than
.$2,000,000,000, greater than tho
United States steel corporation, can
not be run at a small margin of
profit at least," said Good. "The
board would have been bankrupt
long ago if it had not been for huge
appropriations from tho treasury."
CAMP LEWIS TO OFFER
FREE MILITARY COURSE
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 23. States
and locations of citizens' military
training camps which will this sum
mer offer free military training for
30 days to civilians between the ages
of 16 and 35, were today announced
by the war department. The list in
cludes Camp Lewis and the San
Francisco presidio, opening July 6.
The training will be for citizens "of
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana,
Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Califor
nia. MESSENGERS SHOT BY
BANDITS, RETAIN "MONEY
By United Press
KANSAS CITY, 'April 23. William
Roer and George Plummer, messen
gers, were shot today when they rw
sisted an attempt to rob them of
19,000, which they were taking from
the Armourdale state bank to meet
the payroll. Tho injured men retained
tho money and fled to safety in an
JOHN P. YOUNG, PROMINENT
COAST EDITOR, DIE8
By United Press
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 John
P. Young, 43 years managing editor
of the San Francisco Chronicle, died
today from paralysis. He had been
111 10 days.
RUSSIAN REPRESENTATIVES IN
VITED I. W. W. LEADER TO
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 23. "Big, Bill"
Haywood, I. W. W." leader under se
tence to 20 years In the Fort Leaven-!
worth penitentiary, Is now propagan-1
da director for the Russian Soviets, 1
District Attorney Clyne today sald.
Clyne, refusing to divulge his source ,
ot information, said that Haywooa
went to Russia at the invitation and
solicitation ot Lenin and Trotsky,1
Russian dictators, ,
Representatives of the Russian rul
ers came to the United States to se
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'pTniroi ripr 10
FEATURED By TWO
KINDS OP CHICKENS
YOUNG WIFE ON STAND DENIES
ALL CHARGES OF IN
FIDELITY. By United News
NEW YORK, April 23. Chicken3
In the fashionable hotel apartments
of W. E. D. Stokes and young wom
en hanging about the hotel Benton do-
ing her violence, were the moving
factors in the final departure of Mr3.
Helen Elwood Stokes from her aged
millionaire husband's board, she de
clared when she finally took the wit
ness stand here Friday to deny his
charges of infidelity on her part.
Sotkes kept 45 chickens in the
apartment, Mrs. Stokes declared and
the resultant barnyard atmosphere
was such that she relished her meals
much more when dining out with
IMartin W. Littleton, Mrs. Stokes'
attorney, said the counter-claim
against Stokes delinquency suit would
include allegations that it was neces
sary for tokes' butler to escort Mrs.
Stokes about the premises to protect
her from a young woman friend of the
aged millionaire who had threatened
to disfigure her.
iStokes admitted his relations with
other women, according to the counter
claim, the charge being made not for
a delinquency but in support of a
"You can slap your wife in the face
with a statement as well as with the
hand," said Littleton, emphasizing the
anguish which he said the young wife
suffered as a result of the husband's
Mrs.. Stokes unqualifiedly'denied im
proper relations with her cousin, Hal
Billig, George Schroter- and Edgar A.
Wahace and denounced as utterly
false the testimony of various ser
vants, witnesses for the husband,
tending to show that there had been
TO ASSIST BAFFLED
By United News .
CHICAGO, April 23. If the coppers.
cannot catch 'em, maybe the profes
To this end the bureau of criminal
analysis will shortly file incorpora
tion papers. It was announced here
Friday by Prof. Robert H. Gault, head
of the psychology department of
Northwestern university. Together
with Prof. Gault in this" new crime
bureau which will solve crime waves
and police inefficiency by scientific
application of studies in criminology,
will be H. H. Coodard, Columbia uni
versity, New York, Sanford Bates,
Massachusetts commissioner of cor
rection, August Vollmer, chief of po.
lice of Berkeley, Cal and several
"The bureau will act as an efflclen-j
cy expert in crime," said FredericK 1
B. Crossley, secretary of the Nortn
western university law shcool. "If a
city is suffering from a crime wavt
an inefficient police force, or a lax
Judiciary or all, and wants a cure,
without knowing the exact root nf
the malady, it can apply to us for ut
sistance. The bureau can place at the
city's disposal scientific men with
practical experience In criminology."
VOLUNTEER WHO CLOSED
. GAS TANK LEAK IS DEAD
By United Press
BOUNDBROOK, N. J., April 23.
Earl Fullman, one of the volunteers
who closed the leak in the phosgene (
gas tank, Is dead today from lung con
gestion. Four others are in a serious
condition and scores of residents are
recovering from tbe effects of being
"slightly gassed." '
BIG JEWEL THEFT
PRESENT LURED TO OFFICE BY
ROBBERY PERFECTLY TIMED
MAY BE WORK OF INTER
By United Press
CHICAGO, " April 23 Julius J.
Reingold, owner of the Relngold jew
elry company and his brother, Leo,
are held by the police for question
ing in connection ,wlth the theft of
a wallet containing. $260,000 worth ot
uncut diamonds. The wallet was tjak
en by two bandits from LeRoy Pres
ent, a salesman woh was displaying
his wares in the Reingofd office yes
By James Kilgallen
(Unite Press Staff Correspondent)
CHICAGO, April 23 "J. J. Rein-
gold. Call 9:30.'i
Finding this note in his mail box
at the hotel, Leroy Present, eastern
diamond merchant, made the call.
The moment he laid out his $260,
000 worth of diamonds on the table
before Mr. Relngold, a diamond
broker, two bandits entered the es
tablishment and, at the point of guns,
seized the gems and disappeared.
"Something aueer about this -3ob."
said Chief of Detectives MlcH&'ei
Hughes Friday, night.
"I'm beginning to think I was
'framed,'" said Present, who is jun
ior mejpber of the Rochester, N. Y.,
diamond house of Phillip Present
The perfect timing of tho robbery,
the simplicity with which tho thieves
escaped from the fifteenth floor of
a building in the heart of the down
town district and a number of pe
culiarities in the methods of tho
thieves combined to make the case
one of the most mysterious ever
brought to the attention of the po
Present told the United News he
was mystified at tho summons to
Relngold's establishment as he had
been there 24 hours before and was
unable to effect a Bale.
Reingold denied authorship ot tho
message left at Present's hotel.
The police were puzzled over the
fact that both Reingold and Present
carried money when taken to the
station for questioning. They said
tho bandits did not search their
Both men were detained.
Another mystifying factor was
that Chicago agents of a well known
insurance company said thoy receiv
ed word a few days ago that mem
bers of an international gang of
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APPEALS SENT TO WHOLESALE
HOUSES FOR FOOD MEN,
By United Press
BIRMINGHAM, April 23 Tho situ
ation in the Alabama coul field?,
whore thousr.nds ot strikers and fam
ilies aro destitute, was today char
acterized as "alarming" by Brigadier
Slmonson of the Salvation army.
i Simoneon said that tho coal min
ers are "starving and desperate."
Representatives of half a dozen lo
cal unions of the United Mine Work
ers aro canvassing for food and
money in Birmlngban today.
Joseph Smith, representing the
union at Republic, Ala., 'appealed to I
wholesale bouses for food. "We aro,
in bad need and must have foodj
today," he said.
THREE ARMED MEN
SIX PATIENTS AND SEVERAL
NURSES HELD OFF BY
PARTY IS CAPTURED
NEFF, ALLEGED CROOK, HELP
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 23 Three armed
men today forced their vay into tho
St. James hospital and kidnaped Frod
.Neff, bandit suspect.
Six patients and several nurses
were held at bay at the point of re
volvers. The police re-captured Neff
and his three liberators two hours
Neff is in a helpless condition, hav.
ing been shot through both' legs wnen
a garage was robbed. ,
13 YEARS LONG TIME TO
WAIT FOR KISS, IS VIEW
By United Nows
iNEVV YORK, April 23. The way
Frederick Richardson views the mat
ter, 13 years is a mighty long while
for a bridegroom to wait for a kiss, a
caress or a tender word Indicating af
fection. His wife Florence, whom he
wed in 1908, having failed in those
matters, Richardson avers in a peti
tion for annulment, he veiily believes
she does not love him.
Richardson, -treasurer of a manufac
turing company, complained that
when he tried to kias his bride just
after the ceremony, sho repulsed him,
ordering him not to get mushy. Tho
honeymoon Was klssless and their life
together for the next IS months, pre
ceding their separation was quite as
TO BE WINELESS
RED WINE CAN'T GET FROM
By United News
NEW YORK, April 23. Tho feast
of tho passover, celebrated annually
by 1,500,000 JewlBh residents of New
York with free uso of rod wine, sam.
tioned by civil law and required by
the religious tenotn of tho orthodox
faith, is going to bo a more or less
arid feast this year doBplto tho le
gal protection afforded by tho Vol
Police Commissioner Enrlght was
told to set out and make Now York
bono dry. Ho lins dono it, or is doing
it so thoroughly that the red wlno
cannot get from tho warehouses to
the rabbis or from tho rabbis to the.'r
Wholesalers with permits to sell
Kacramental wine havo refused be
cause their shipments have been
seized regardless of the law. And a
delegation of rabbis who visited po
lice headquarters in protest were told
taut "there Is so much contraband
stuff going out in tho guise of sacra
mental wino that pollcomen must live
up to their ardors to seize every drop
of tho stuff they seo being transport
ed." REHEAR. NG CF COLUMBIA
BASIN CASE, DENIED
By United Press
PORTLAND, April 23. The Inter
slate Commerce Commission' today
threw out petitions for a rehearing
of the famous Columbia basin rate
case, submitted by Seattle, Tacoma,
Everett and Astoria, according to t,
despatch to the Port Commission from
Washington, D. C. Preferential frelgh.
rate from the Inland Empire to Port,
land will remain In effect.
LOWER WAGES AND
RAIL RATES ARE
CUT, NOT LESS THAN '10 PER.
CENT BY THE FIRST OF
(Chronicle's Washington Bureau.;
WASHINGTON, April 23 Lower
wages on nil railroads of the coun
try followed by lowered freight rates
aro now In sight.
The wage reduction will be an
nounced, according to semi-official
information, between now nnd May
1, by the United States railroad labor
board, which Is now hearing the fi
nal arguments of the contentions re
The cut will not be loss than' 10
percent, ahd may be as much as 15
percent, but no more. The length of
time to be consumed In tho argument
may delay the decision a day or two,
but in any event it is expected to be
made In May.
Following this it is expected that
the railroads themselves will volun
tarily ask for reductions on certain
lines of freight with tho belief that
additional traffic will result, and a
greater income will be stimulated for
the railroads, and this with the low.
ered cost of operation will begin the
restoration of normalcy in transpbrta.
ILabor leaders are prepared for this
reduction in wages -and while there
will be vociferous objection, the new
wages will be accepted and tho rail-
roads will make extraordinary ef
forts to stimulate Increased freight
and passenger business to put into
uso the now idle railroad equipment,
which has reached the highest levels
known in the" history of railroading.
It is intimated in official circles
that should- the railroad executives
not apply voluntarily for 'reduced
rates on certain lines of freight and
passenger traffic, step3 will be taken
to havo tho Interstate commerce
commission reduce tho freight unci
passonger rates on Its own motion,
under tho power conferred upon it by
tho Esch-Cummlns law.
AGED MAN HAS TWO WIVES;
NEVER AGAIN, HE SAYS
Bv United Now
NEW YORK, April 23. Spring' Is
horo but Roacoo iRclch, a romantic
youth of 71), positively will not gut.
Reich, tottering on a cane In Judge
Martin's Kings county court, in a
querulous volco pleaded guilty to mnr
rying ono wife too many, such wn&
his romantic ardor, but promised not
to complicate matters any further t
given another chance.
Wll'o number one was living In Eus
ton, Pa whore Rolch used to bo
county auditor, when ho married Mr3.
Augusta lio'lmund, "At your ago a
man ought to reallzo that one wll'o
is all ono man can care for, at ono
tnno," said' tho Judge. "Your courage
may bo ndmlrablo but I can't say as
much for your common sense."
Sontenco was suspended.
EXCLUDE f S
GOVERNOR DISPATCHES URGENT
REQUEST TO OREGON CON
By United Press
SALEM, April 23 Govornor Ben
W, Olcott today dispatched to tho
Oregon delegation in congress an ur
gent request for enuctmcnt of rigid
Japanese exclusion laws, Tho lcttor
was sent east following receipt of
an appeal from Governor Stophons
"I feel very strongly on tho Jap
aneso question," Olcott said, in part.
"I sincerely hope that tho federal
government will tako a strong po
sition In tho matter and Insist upon
rigid exclusion, which, I believe,
mum eventually bo the only solution
of this blr; problem."
LESS THAN THIRD
OF CflEDITS DUE
NATIONAL FARMERS' UNION DE
NOUNCES RESTRICTIONS TO
TILLERS OF SOIL.
FREIGHT RATE" INCREASE8, MID
Chronicle's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, April 23 In the
report of the committoo on compara
tive credits, adopted today by a mass
meeting of the National Farmers'
union, it is alleged that the farmers
of the country have sustained a loss
of $7,000,000,000 on their products
and have only received $2,000,000,000
in credits from the federal bank sys
tem when they aro entitled to
The chief causes given for the -giant
loss are: unnecessary profiteer
ing of middlemen; arbitrary restric
tion of credit by the federal reserve
bank and unreasonable increases In
railroad frelcht rates.
The report declares that tho total
re-discount of the fcdornl reserve
bank was $14,000,000,000, and of this
total, agriculture received 14 per
cent, manufacturing 21 percont, mer
chandising 2G percont and specula
tion nnd miscellaneous 34 percent.
Of primary deposits of all banks,
agriculture furnished 50 percent, la
bor 20 percent and other business
Tho contention is advanced that K
because of those facts', agriculture
was entitled to $7,000,000,000 Instead
of only $3,000,000,000. Recommenda
tion was made that tho law be so
amended ns to requlro tho. reserve
bank to allot credit in proportion to
the resourcea and deny credit to
speculators. Tho rlso In freight rates
as farm prices tall, was denounced
as a flagrant extortion.
JAPAN WILL MAKE
EVERY NATION INTERESTED IN
REQUEST TO OREGON DEL
EGATION. By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 23. Japan
prepared to multo concessions to tho
United S'atos In Its dispute over Yap
Island, according lo uuthorilalivo opin
ion hero. This will not bo dono for
somo time, however.
Despite Toklo roports that Japan
will remain obdurato In Insisting upon
tho validity of Its mandato aver Yap.
it is learned hero that high Japaneso
aulhoiltlos aro Indued to the view
that every nation Is vitally Interest
ed In tho Yap issue, and that Japan
eventually must mako concesulons.
AVENGER OF DAUGHTER
IS GIVEN $100 PURSE
By United Press
DENVER, April 23 Georgo
K Thompson, avengur of his 15-
year-old daughter, Jessie, was
today tho recipient of a $100
purse, tho gift of Jurors who ro-
H turned a vordlct ot not guilty In
K Thompson's trial for killing his
brother-in-law, Al Reese, who
bousted ot his assault on Thonip-
FARMER ALLEGED TO HAVE
INSULTED GIRLS, RESCUED
By United rr
HARRISBURG, Ore,, April 23 R.
M. Carter, a young farmer was to-
duy rescued by doputy sheriffs from
a mob of 60 meu ,lntent on applying
a coat of tar and foathers. Carter
is alleged to have insulted school
girls. He Is married and bus several