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THE DALLES, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 26, 1921.
III NIGHT FIGHT !
VICIOUS GANG FIGHTS TAKE
PLACE BETWEEN PORTLAND
AND OREGON CITY.
MANY ARE INJURED
FISH COMMISSION MAY ASK FOR
MILITIA TO PATROL STREAM
By United Press
PORTLAND, April 26 Organized
fish pirates yesterday completely
routed a force of game wardens on
the Willamette" river between hero
and Oregon City, in a series of vic
ious gang fights and gun battles.
Many persons were hurt, but none
The wardens, under Roy Brem
mer, are being armed here for a
The state fish commission is con
sidering a call for militia to aid in
policing the Tiver. Ten wardens par
ticipated in battles last night.
GASOLINE DOWN THREE
CENTS IN MIDDLE WES
uy United Press
CHICAGO, April 26. Pilling sta
tion gasoline in the middle west -today
dropped from 26 cents to 22 cents
a gallon, it was announced by the
Standard Oil company of Indiana.
Gasoline at tank wagons is now 20 in
stead of 23 cents.
JUDGE THREATENED IN
BANK FAILURE CASE
TACOMA JURIST DISMISSES IN
DICTMENTS AND AROUSES
IRE OF DEPOSITOR.
By United Press
TACOMA, April 26 A threat to
kill Superior Judge W. D. Askren be
cause of his action in dismissing grand
jury indictments against Ole Larson
and' Charles Drury, president and di
rector of the closed Scandinavian
American bank of Tacoma, was today
received by the Judge in the mail.
The threat was signed "a deposi
tor." "Be careful with your decisions in
the Larson and Drury cases;" it said.
"They should have heavy fines and
prison sentences. Shoot straight or I
NEW LOGS WILL REPLACE WAT-ER-SOAKED
ONES TO SOLI.
Apparatus at the municipal dip is
being rebuilt in preparation for an ac
tive summer swimming season.
The waterlogged timbers under ill"
float are to be replaced with five great
logs, each four feet in diameter and
42 feet long. Dr. Fred Thompson se
cured these logs last week, and they
are now being put together in the un
der structure upon which the diving
apparatus will stand. As soon a3 the
water gets a little higher, these logs
will be towed to where the diving
barge is now grounded, and the su
perstructure will be transferred. j
The present barge is 20 feet by 36
leet in dimensions. The new one will
be 22 feet by &6 feet. Ten dressing
rooms will be built at the upper end
of the new float. The float will hi
moored at the usual place this sun:-'
The municipal dip is a tree enter-
priae, for the enjoyment of all. It is '
MEETING WITH SMOCK AND WA.
MIC FARMERS SCHEDULED
More than 3,000,000 bushels tn
wheat is now lined up in Oregon tor
sale by the Oregon Cooperative Grain
Growers' association, a3 the resulr. of
additional contracts signed up by rep-
j resentatives of the organization late
last week and Monday.
In two meetings in Wallowa coun
ty, 50 contracts were signed aggre
gating 70,000 bushels, and in Gilliam
county last week 120,000 bushels were
sighed. A series of seven meeting's are
being held in Gilliam county this
week, and three more are scheduled
Tonight, in the county court room,
farmers of Hie Wamic and Smock dis
tricts will meet with representative
of the growers' association, A large
number of these farmers are In '.own
today attending the water contest
hearings before the state wate.. board.
George C. Jewctt. general manager
of the Northwest Gialn Growers, As
sociated, who is returning from the
'national meeting in Chicago, wlrr-d
the local office today tnat tne norm
western organization will affiliate
with the United States Grain Growers,
Inc., without changes in the present
'form of contract.
OFFER MAY RECEIVE
GERMAN PROPOSAL NOW BELIEV
ED KEY TO WAR FINANCIAL
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 26. The
complete text of the German repar
ations note has been received, the
state department announced today.
Secretary of State Hughes took the
communication under immediate con
sideration. It is assumed that Hughb
brought the note to the attention of
.President Harding and the cabinet,
which met soon after the receipt of
The note started coming In late
last night in fragments.
When it will be made public offi
cials could not say. ,
By L. C. Bradford
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 26. Ger
many's new reparations offer bids
fair to receive favorable response
from the United States government, it
is understood here.
While state department officials re
frain from formal comment, the belief
is indicated in responsible quarters
here that the German proposal con
tained the key to the flnnl settle
ment of the reparatfbns tangle.
Secretary of State Hughes too
(Continued on Page 6.)
.Wi W. LEADERS ARE
IN FEDERAL PRISON
20 MEN CONVICTED OF ESPION
AGE VIOLATION "CHECK IN"
By United Press
LEAVENWORTH, Kansas, April
26. Twenty of the I. W. W. mem
bers sentenced to serve time in Leav
enworth prison today "checked in."
Twenty-seven others are expected to
arrive within a few hours.
The men were convicted of vlolatbn
of the espionage law by a jury la Fed
eral Judge Landis' court, Chicago.
Most of them are dejected because ot
the desrtion of their leader, "Big
FOB IN EFFORT
PREMIER BRIAND MAKES IMPAS
SIONED DENUNCIATION OF
WILL ENFORCE TREATY
nvvniwc imw nunn onain dt i
AnWAMM! tfcl-r m 1 1 1 n baci&i n w
POILU DIVISIONS FORE
By United Press
PARIS, April 26 France is ready
to strike a blow on May first which
will force the Germans to submit to
the peace treaty, Premier Briand de
clared today before the chamber of
Immediately after the chamber had
voted confidence in his ministry by
a vote of 424 to 29, the premier took
the floor and in nn impassioned
speech reviewed Germany's record
of treaty defaults.
"We have made all preparations
for a move on May first which will
give us means of executing the
treaty," he declared.
By Webb Miller
(United Press StAfT Correspondent)
PARIS, April 26 Two weeks from
today the graveled roads of the
Ruhr will be choked with horizon
blue rivers of French troops, accord
ing to plans of the French war office.
The military plans, devised by
Marshal Foch and his assistants wllli
(Continued on Pago 6.)
Community Service Planning
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MOTHER COUNTY OF THE NORTHWEST
WILL BE PORTRAYED N STRIKING FESTIVAL NEXT
MONTH SITES CONSIDERED.
Initial plans were made for an ex
tensive historical pageant at a lunch
eon in the Y. W. C. A. rooms yester
day. The pageantry committee with
Adah Losh Rose ot Portland, and Mr.
and Mrs. L. S. Pilcher, Community
Service chorus directors, were in at
tendance. J. T. Rorlck gave a cordial
address of welcome.
Adah Losh Rose has written ami di
rected two very successful pageants
staged in Portland. In speaking at the
luncheon Mrs. Rose mentioned hav
ing been a resident of The Dalles a
few years ago, and of the interest she
felt in helping with the proposed pa
geant, which should be planned as nn
annual event developed from the his
torical importance of this location.
Attention was called to the wonder
ful growth of the Pendleton Round
up from tho first one sponsored by
eight Pendleton business men, and
staged in a field with only a baseball
grandstand, to tho well organized
grounds and stadium with a 40,000
seating capacity of the present time.
The committee is hoping to initiate
something as big for The Dalles,
j which, will attract people from all
over the northwest. The historic!
material which centers about the city
is so abundant it would be difficult
to exhaust the supply; and the natural
stage settlnrs are wonderful in tho
possibilities they afford.
The plan 13 to depict to the audi
ence with musical accompaniment,
pantonine and action showing the de
velopment of Oregon history from the
nrehistorln time when there were
perhaps no poople here, to the In I
dlans, the miners, the tradesmen, the
missionaries,-the early settlers on to
J the present stage, of the city's his
tory, with beautilul character and col
A pleasant surprise feature of tho
luncheon was tho unexpected pres
ence of Mr. and Mrs. E. Chaloupke
from the Warm Springs Indian agen
cy, who were lunching at the rooms
at another table and spoke of their
willingness to assist in setting the co.
BY SENATE TODAY
SENATOR LODGE CALLS UP KNOX
KNOX BILL FORMAL STATEMENT
OF PEACE AND IS NOT
By L. C. Martin
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 26. The Ben
ate today tookNup the task of making
peace with Germany and Austria.
Senator Iiodge, in calling up today
the Knox resolution repealing the
declarations of war upon Germany
and Austria, authorized by congress
m 1917, set that program in motion.
All congress has to do with the pro
gram, for tho present, at least, is to
substitute a technical state of peace
for the technical state of war which
has existed since the armistlco end
ed actual hostilities more than two
. Tho resolution, as reported by the
foreign relations committee, binds the
United States to nothing It ir slmplj
Lodge hopes to pass the resolution
n a day or two. He will be satisfied
to pass it this week. The house, hav
ing a resolution of its own, may take
a week longer.
operation of the Indians in staging
the Indian parts.
H. E. Burdetto, landscape artist and
one of the committee, spoke of his
willingness to, help in arranging 'ho
stage setting for tho pageant. Imme
diately after the luncheon, Mrs. Lu
lu D. Crandall, Lynn Roycroft, Mr.
Burdette and Mrs. Rose went to look
over the possible locations.
The first place investigated was un
immense bowl liko ampltheater above
the cliff from tho O.-W. R. & N. round
house. This place affords a view if
tho Columbia extending 12 miles oast
and west and would accommedu'c
from 15,000 to 25,000 people. Sorosls
Park and Amaton field, back of tho
high school were visited but wore not
considered altogether favorable. Tho
automobile camp ground was then
looked over and called fortli many
enthusiastic comments and sugges
tions. An excellent ampltheater was locat
ed consisting of u grass covered de
pression for the stage, with amplo
room for tho participants, and with
natural screens for tho dressing rooms
in tho rear. Seats could bo arrang-i'.t
in a soml-circular form on tho liqu
or elovatlon bordering tho "stage," tno
low rock wall in fiont making an ideal
sounding board and orchestra pit
Several small lakes encircling a rocky
promontory would afford tho sou in'
fo tho Lewis and Clark party airlvlinj
The convenience of this locality to
the people of the city and tho adver
tising advantage of an immense open
air theater at tho campground were
considered very Important, Mr. Bur
dette expressed his belief that in spile
of the work needed that this place
could be gotten ready for the propos
ed dato during the latter part of Mr.,
in case It cannot be made ready li)'
that time the Union street park wii,
probably be used for this year's p
The pageant will call for about 1000
people as participants In it's produc
tion. Mrs. Lulu D. Crandall will fur
nish the historical material.
WAPIN1TIA CO, WINS
LONG DRAWN BATTLE
IN FEDERAL COURTS
DECISION HANDED DOWN BY
JUDGE WOLiVERTON DIS
One of the most complicated legal
tangles unraveled in recent years was
doclded Monday in the Portlan-i fed
eral court, when Federal Joudgc Wo I
verton handed down a decision involv
ing tho water rights of the Wapinitio
Irrigation company and the foreclo
sure of $200,000 in bonds of the old
Clear Lake Power and Lumber com
pany and the Eastern Irrigation Pow
er and Lumber company. Suit for
foreclosure of the bonds had boon
started by J. Morgan and J. R. Keep.
Litigation was first started in 1901'.
'Monday's decision is regarded as a
complete victory for the Waplnitla Ir
rigation company, the complaint of
Morgan and Keep being dismissed and
the counter claim of the Irrigation
company, in which n permanent in
junction against further interference
with tho irrigation project was asked,
being granted in full.
It is interesting to note that the
decision was handed down at a time
when the White river drainage basin
litigation, now being heard before Su
perintendent George T. Cochran, rep
resenting the state water board and
(Continued on -Pace 6.)
FIRST CLASSES HELD
BY NEW SONG LEADER
PENT-UP MELODY OF VOCAL AS
PIRANTS RELEASED BY MAG
"Song leaders ddvclopod while you
wait," wns tho order of procedure
yesterday ovenlng in an enthusiastic.
Community Servlco meeting hold nt
tho Y. W. C. A. rooms, for tho pur-'
pose of giving local men and women j
instruction in song lending. Tho
meeting was under the direction of
L. S. Pilcher of Community Sorvico,
assisted by Mrs. Pilcher on thu
Pilcher was formerly first tenor
In tho Savage Opera company, sing
ing many engagements in "A Bo
homiun Girl." He was also prominent
in the church and concert flold. He
has a vigorous, tompermental per
sonality, which, coupled with an
abundance of personal magnetism, is
tho cause of arousing his audience
to their best offorts in singing. In1
fact, many local citizens who for,
years havo felt a secret longing to
bo song lenders, last night loosed
their pent-up voices in melody. I
Pilcher first took up sons leading
during tho war, when ho became as
sociated with Community Service.
Mrs. Pilcher is also prominent In
musical circles at Hollywood, Cal.
Tho next meeting will bo held
(Continued on Pniro 6.)
PRESIDENT ANO ADVISORS SAID
TO FAVOR CONFER
ENCE. Vy United Pruus
WASHINGTON, April 26. Disarm
anient steps aro undor serious con
sideration by Prenldunt Harding ami
his advisors, it was learned today,
following a cabinet meeting An au
thoritative statement was mado, how
ever, that the administration sees u
way to move at this time.
President Harding and his cabinet
members are understood to bo sympa
thetic toward the suggestion of u dis
armament conference, but tho luteal
review of the situation by thorn dis
closes conditions which they believe
make it Inadvisable to move definite
ly at this time.
ASKS fOii SUPPLY
APPLICATIONS MADE TO STATE
WATER BOARD. REQUESTS
4,000,000 GALLONS DAILY.
SURVEYS NOTYET MADE
SUIT TO FORESTALL CITYS
MOVE ALREADY PLANNED
BY LUMBER COMPANY.
Application for 4.000,000 gallons of
water daily from the east fork of
Hood river to be used in ndding to
tho city's supply has been made by
The Dalles water commission to the
state water board.
Formal roquest in the matter was
made 10 days ago over the signatures or
the water commission, headed b J.
T. Rorlck. Tho application was pre
pared by Attorney W. H. Wilson.
Six second tout (six cubic feet
of water per second, o.hcrwlso uo
scribed as 240 minor's inches) suo
sought. Tho petition did not contain
exact details of whero tho oast fork
of Hood river Is to bo tapped, how
long tho plpo line will be, or where
it will run into Mill creek, as sur
veys must first bo made, and these
are not possible at this time' because
of tho snow in tho mountains.
According to Judge Rorlck, tho com
mission has already been advised
from Salem that the Oregon Lumber
(Continued on Pago 2.)
INQUIRE INTO PAW
HIRAM JOHNSON FAVORS LEGIS
LATION CANCELLING RIGHT8
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 26. 'lnvestt
gatlbn of tho granting to Germans of
201 American patents since July may
be asked in tho senate by Hiram
Johnson, chairman of the patent com
mittee, Inquires are llkoly to result
in legislation cancelling the patents,
it was Indicated.
Senators are deeply aroused by n
letter from Secretary of War Weeks
disclosing the fact that these patents
havo been issued, and that all aro as
slgned to Frederick Krupp, German
ORCHARDISTS TO ASK
FOR LOCAL BRANCH
DELEGATION LEAVES FOR SAL
EM, SEEKING COOPERATIVE
With slightly more than 1000 ncroa
of orchard and produce acreago sign
ed up In Wasco county as a result
of u mouths' solicitation by repre
sentatives of the Oregon Growers
Cooperative association, which Is
seeking to establish a branch oirani
zatlon In this county, a delegation
of local orchardists loft for Sale'.!
yestorday, wiioro tho members will
consult with tho directors of tho
stato association regarding possible
plans of organization.
Tho minimum acreago required by
the statu cooperative r.ssoclatlon be
fore it will establish a branch m
Wasco county 1b 1200 ucros. Tho
Wasco delegation will ask however,
that tho 1000 ucreii now signed up
bo accepted and a branch organiza
tion established here, with the other
200 acres to be secured at a later
date. Along this line, It Is pointed,
out, there aro several hundred acres
of young orchard not yet In bearing,
which will bo eliglblo for inclusion
in tho county organization within a
M, O. Evans, field managor of the
FRubh 0 IN
GRANTS OF GERMANS
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