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THE DALLES, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 29, 1921.
COMMON Tl WORK
PROF. KIRK PROTESTS DRIVES
AND PROGRAMS WHICH DE
TRACT. PUBLIC SCHOOLS. USED
PROPAGANDA OF VARIOUS KINDS
DISTRIBUTED THROUGH 'ED
Charging . that the numerous
"drives" and community activities
which have been conducted in The
Dalles during the last several months,
have seriously interfered with school
work of the children of the city, Su
perintendent of City Schools R. L.
Kirk today raised his voice in pro
test against; the "roping in" of school
children for help in putting over
"Every organization that wants some
thing done always calls upon the
school children for assistance," Kirk
declared. "During the war the people
found out that the quickest and sur
est vway to get .anything before par
ents was to enlist the support of the
school children, and we have, been
pestered to death by this sort of activ
ity every since.
"For instance, a delegation of Port
land people were up to see me sev
eral days ago, asking the assistance
of the public schools in putting over
a drive for funds for the support of
a Portland baby home. A perfectly
laudable campaign I agree, but why
pick on the school children to help
put over the work? These good people
wanted me to select a number of
' - . . .
school girls chaperoned bj; teachers,
to canvass the city and solicit funds
for their baby home. They also want
ed to leave 2000 bulletins, describing
the homo and the work that it is do
ing, for the school children to take
home for perusal by the parents.
"That Isn't all, either. We are asked
for the high school auditorium for the
starting of a Chinese relief fund
drice, and permission to advertise it
in the schools.
"Tonight a number of our students
are devoting a lot of their time to
a Y. W. C. A. circus. Tomorrow the
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WILL DELAY RUHR
MOVE TO MAY 15
FRANCE AWAITS DECISION BY
SUPREME COUNCIL BEFORE
By Ed L. Keen
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
LONDON, April 29 Regardless of
allied action on Germany's repara
tions proposal, an invasion of tho
Ruhr probably will be delayed until
May 15, it was learned here today.
France is prepared for the in
vasion, ready to. act alone if the al
lies will give only their moral sup
port, but Is expected to await a
decision by the supreme councit
which meets tomorrow.
Premier Briand, who was due hora
today for the council Session, left
his ministers prepared to act on
any word from him.
American thought was expected to
dominate the supremo council. It
was believed that the Harding ad
ministration might make " recommen
dations in regard to the German ef
fer which would determine the coun
cil's final action.
Although both F,rance and Great
Britain officially condemned the Ger
man offer as unacceptable, the Brit
ish still clung to the hope that the
United tSates would obtain a better
offer from Berlin.
Reports here and In Paris were
tbat President Harding is endeavor
ing to have Germany submit a pro
posal for a larger Indemnity and to
make tho provisions clearer.
ED NOT GUILTY
BAD BLOOD FLOWS BETWEEN
FISH WARDENS AND COM
By United Press
OREGON CITY, Or., April 29 Bad
blood between state fish wardens
and commercial fishermen of Oregon
City is again in evidence here, with
a repetition of Tuesday's b ttle fear
ed, following a verdict of "not guil
ty" turned in late yesterday by a
jury in the case of Fred Baker,
Four deputy wardens sworo that
they caught Baker in the act of
"snagging" for salmon. Snag and
gaff-hooks were Introduced in Jus
tice Emory J. Noble's court as evi
dence. The jury returned a unanimous
verdict freeing Baker. Albert Fro
mong was acquitted Wednesday on
similar charge. Two more cases will
be heard today.
State officials claim they cannot
secure a conviction here, no matter
what the offense, as sentiment is
very strongly against them.
The trial of 13 fishermen arrested
following the pitched battle earlier
in the week will be heard Monday.
The men are variously accused of re
sisting state officers and of threat
ening to kill.
PEGGY JOYCE, RICH
HUSBArjD HASN'T GIVEN HER
CENT SINCE NOVEMBER,
By United Prers
CHICAGO, April 29. "Peggy'1
Hopkins Joyce, bejeweled and beau
tiful, bared" her life "with" "heF flttfd
millionaire husband In an interview
After a month of silence following
the filing of the suit for annulment
of their marriage, she came to her
husband's home town to carry on
the battle against J. Stanley Joyce,
her third husband, and try to keep
the name of Joyce and the Jewels
Joyce gave her.
"Peggy" was wearing some of the
jewels over a rich black velvet gown.
A jewelled ankle bracelet showed
above the rhlnestone slipper buckle
of her right foot. Her fingers were
bare of rings with tho exception of
a blaze of small diamonds. About
her neck was a chain of beaten sil
ver and pearls, weighed down by
a scarab charm.
"Peggy", said she was only a rich
"He wanted to show me off and
put me on parade," she said. "He
wanted to make the world his doll
house and I was to bo the doll.
"He was much more liberal wltn
me before we were married than
he was afterward."
Among some of the presents which
Joyce lavished on her, "Peggy" said,
A "marvelous" apartment in New
A Russian sable coat which cost
At least 20 wrist watches, one set
with sapphires and diamonds, cost
A $50,000 diamond tiara.
Two gold mesh bags worth $5,000
Silver buckles "like this," and she
showed what sno meant, "dozens of
pairs of them." ,
Rare silks and imported furs.
A 250,000 home in Miami on which
$150,000 was paid.
"'Peggy,' 1 want you to be the
best dressed woman In New York,
Miami or Paris,' he would Bay," Mrs.
"I had charge account In all places
In New York and Chicago. I was en
couraged to spend as much as $10,
000 a month on my clothes."
"Peggy" Bald her husband hadn't
given her a cent since last Novem
ber. "Jewelry and motors, didn't bring
me any income," Bhe said,
"What money there was in the
bank I used In paying bills which
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POLICE CHIEF IS
KILLED BY MAN
REVOLVER SHOTS ANSWER TO
"WHERE ARE YOU
KILLER ESCAPES IN CAR FAIR
SUSPECTS ARE CAP
TURED. By United Press
CHICAGO, April 29. TWo women
in an automobile answering to the de
scription of the machine in which the
murderer of Police Chief Rehm fled
early today, were arrested at St.
Charles, 111. The women were alone
when taken into custody. The slayer
was not found.
The women arrested are Mrs. Mar
ion Baume, 40, and Miss Elsie Betts,
CHICAGO, A-pril 29. George Rehm,
chief of police of the west Chicago
district, was today shot and killed by
an unidentified man. James Schners,
the chief's companion, was seriously
Rehm and Schners had just directed
two women In an automobile how to.
get o St. Charles, 111.,, and had cross
ed the. street, where he met a strange
"Where are you going?" the chief
Several revolver shots was the an
Investigation showed that the assas
sin escaped In a car with the two
women who were directed by the
chief.- ---.. j-t- , -.-."-,-
The sheriff organized posses of
armed men and rifle squads rushed
from all surrounding towns to aid In
Two theories about the women
have been advanced. One is that they
were the man's companions, in 'West
Chicago to commit a robbery. The
other Is that the man threatened to
kill the women if they did not help
TO JHRT STRIKE
SEAMEN OFFErt TO ABIDE BY
HARDING'S DECISION SHIP
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 29 Marine
workers representatives, breaking
away from the conference with ship
owners and Admiral Benson, today
went directly to the White House
to ask President Harding to Inter
vene and prevent a seamen's strike, j
They want Harding to sot aside
the decision of tho owners of tho
shipping board to reduce wages 15
percent starting May 1.
An offer to let Harding decide tho
whole wage and working conditions
dispute was dramatically made by
Andrew Furuseth, tho seamen's load
er, after one proposition after anoth
er had been rejected by the shipown
ers or by Admiral Benson.
"We offer to put the whole fiues-
tlon unreservedly up to tho presi
dent," declared Furuseth. "Tho ma
rine unions will abide absolutely by
Tho shipowners' spokesman Imme-"
MUST SLASH OPERATING
COSTS TO LOWER RATES
By United rress
CHICAGO, April 29 A 20 percent
reduction in all operating 'expense.!,
Including wages, la necessary to put
the American railroads "on their
feet" and make possible a substan
tial decrease in freight and passen
ger rates, Samuel O. Dunn, editor
of the Railway Age, today Informed
tho United Press'.
WOMEN IN AU
COAST GUARD CUTTERS GO TO
RESCUE WRECKING FLEET
RADIO CALLS CEASE
HEAVY SEA, DENSE FOG, HIGH
WIND COMPLICATE MARINE
By United Press
NEWPORT, R. I. April 29. Tho
Nantucket wireless station today lost
contact with the stranded steamer.
Mornvugao. The operator this after
noon reported that he was unable to
get an answer from the vessel, which
had been In constant communication
with the station since she struck, be
Naval officials are inclined to be
lieve that the steamer's power plant
is out of order. The naval station is
planning to send ships to stand by the
Mormugao. The wind is still heavy,
with the sky overcast and fog hanging
BOSTON, April 29. Four-hundred
and f If ty ' passengers were imperilled
today when the steamer Mormugno,
bound from the Azores to New Bed
lord, ran ashore on the southwest' tip
of Block island, according to a wire
less message received here.-
There was a heavy sea running
and the position of the steamer was
I'obscured by a dense fog which shroud-
. ed the Now England coast. ,
j" The coast-gttard' cutters Acuslmef
ana Anaroscroggan were sent to the
'According to tho wireless messngo
the steamer's forwnrd hold was full
The Mormugno is a steel steamer
of 5,235 tons. She was built in 1904
at Hamburg and launched under the
name Kommodore. During the war
she was seized from Germany by the
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UPBRAIDS H U'SBAND FOR GIVING
APARTMENT TO FORMER
By United News
NEW YORK, April 29. Parrying
questions am! roplylng sharply hour
after hour under cross-oxamlnatlon,
Mrs. Helen HI wood Stokes, on trial
for her honor and tho fuuro of hot
two little children, fought through an
other day of tho prolongeusenBntlon
nl trial or tho suit foV divorce
brought by her husband, W. E. I).
Stokes, elderly millionaire, In which
the most sacred family secrets were
ruthlessly dissected before a crowd
ed court room.
The first wife of Stokes, Mrs. Phil
Lydlg, constantly flitted like a phan
tom through the examination.
Before the day was dono, Mrs.
Stores' Jealousy of her husband's for
mer wife was fully revealed. However,
she made the mo3t of tho opportunity
to elicit sympathy for herself as tho
young wife of an elderly millionaire
in constant fear lent lior predecessor
return to lior husband.
One letter from Mth. Stokes to her
husband was read aloud, showing her
concern lest tho former wlfo lay claim
to part or his fortune and thus de
prive her of what she considered tho
rightful inheritance of tho two child
ren she had borne him.
"You gave her an apartment for
a marriage present,'1 the letter said,
"I have given you two children and I
feel hurt that ou have given mo
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Ml IS LURED TO
ATTEMPT MADE TO HIDE CRIME
By United Press
SAN DIEGO, April 29 What Is be
lieved to be a 'murder of tho most
gruesome character, In which the
victim was apparently lured to a
deserted house In Spring Valley,
near here, In tho dead of the night
'and shot to death and tho body
burned In an attempt to conceal the
crime, is today being investigated
by the coroner nnd the police.
The victim was a man of about 30.
The body was saturated with oil
and badly charred.
The man had apparently beon well
dressed. He Is believed to have been
killed by a shotgun, as one shot
was taken from the body.
JURY SELECTED TO TRY
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 29 Tho selection
of a jury to try Willie Dalton, 17,
charged with absconding with $772,
000 in .bonds from the Northern
Trust company here, where ho was
employed, was completed today.
COURSE TO FOLLOW
NO INTIMATION HAS COME AS TO
NEXT REPARATIONS '
By A. L. Bradford
(United Press Staff Correspondent,
WASHINGTON. April 29.-60
tary of State Hughes today may put
into execution a course which ho Is
understood to have decided tentative
ly upon for tho United States to fol
low In tho reparations crisis.
Despite tho secrecy being observed,
tho posslblo courses for 'Hughes to
take now have become fairly well de
fined In tho minds of observers here.
The most drastic course is to make
representations to France against tho
proposed occupation of tho iRuhr, with
tho Implied threat that American for
ces on the Rhine would bo withdrawn
if tho French armies advanced. Other
courses that this government may
I. A note to all tho principal allied
powers urging negotiations bo opened
at once In a final effort to settle the
2 A reply to Germany on that
country's now proposals stating this
government had brought tho propos
als to the attention of the allied pow
is who had rejected tho proffer.
3. Immediate resumption of Amer
ican representation in the supreme al
4. An aloof attitude by this gov
ernment in which -no positive action
of any kind would be taken.
ELEPHANT FLICKS' TAIL;
OLD DOBBIN DROPS DEAD
By United Presn
CHICAGO, April 29 A circus pa
rade was passing. The olephunts up
pioa'ched. One flicked his tall, and
a horse belonging to T. 13. Rockets
dropped dead on tho spot.
Animal psychologists aro now try
ing to decide whether jealousy, fright
or old ago was tho causo.
CONTINUES IN CONGRESS
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 29 The
fight for disarmament today contln
atoned In congrosH, dvxplto Its defeat
in tho house yesterday.
Senator Borah of Idaho, author of
n resolution proposing a trl-partlte
conference to discuss tho reduction
of naval armaments, between tho
United States, Great Britain and Ja
pan, today declared that ho would
get a record vote on the propsal
when tho monBure Is boforo tho sen
This bill, which passed tho houso
yesterday, will be boforo the senate
as soon as tho emergency tariff has
' ocn cleared away.
FIVE MEN LOST
AT SEA IK SMALL
LIGHT SHIP SEAMEN IN ROW
BOAT BUFFETED BY
HOPE IS ABANDONED
COAST GUARD CUTTER SEARCH
ES ANGRY WATERS ALL
By United Press
PORT ANGELES, Wash., April 29
Five members of the crew of the
lightship relief, anchored off Cape
Flattery, were lost late yesterday
and had not been found this morn
ing, after an all-night search. The
men were in a small boat to get a
sack of green vegetables which had.
been dropped for them by itbe steam
er Queen, bound for Puget Sound.
A 40-mlle gale would not allow
the rowboat to return to tho light
ship. A coast guard cutter searched
Tho missing men aro: Robert Nel
son, E. Antonson, V. Helklo, J. Ol
son and Jens Munson.
Hope for the men was virtually
abandoned this morning, as high
seas had been running all during
Tho coast guard cutter proceeded"
in to Puget Sound this morning.
HEADS' CONVICTION UPHELD
I By United Press.
. ST. PAUL, Minn., April 29
The state, supremo court today
-upheld the -Jackson county court
in the conviction of A. u. Town-
ley, president, and Joseph Gil-
bort, former organizer of the
National Non-Partisan league.
They wero charged with con-
spirncy to dlscourago enlist-
ment during tho war, found
guilty and sentenced to servo
ninety dnys each In tho county
jnll. Tho case was appealed.
Meantime Gilbert was convict-
ed and Is serving a sontonce In
state penitentiary from Good-
Townley's caso probably will
PANAMA TOLD TO
UNITED STATES SENDS FINAL
NOTE ON WHITE BOUNDARY
ily United Presn
WASHINGTON, April 29. iSecre
tary of State Hughes today sent an
other noto to Panama on that coun
try's refusal to accept tho award or
Chlof Justice White on the boundary
dispute with Cost ltlca. it was an
nounced by tho state department.
Tho present Hughes nolo Is tinder
stood to state finally tho United
States' unequivocal position that Pan
a1nn must accept the White decision,
and that this government will stand
back of tho award with all nuccBsary
AUTO PLUNGES INTO RIVER;
k MAN SWIMS OUT UNHURT
By United Prcrs
OREGON CITY, Ore, April 29.
Dr. G. F. Anderson of Gladstone nar
rowly escaped death late last night
when his machine, going at the rote of
20 miles an hour, hurtled over n 35.
foot bluff and into tho Clackamas riv
Dr. Anderson managed to free him
self of the wreck and swim ashore. He
suffered only minor bruises.
A defect In the steering gear la
held responsible for the accident. The
machine, located today under 10 feat
of water, Is said to be a total loss.