l)e Dalles rotiick THE WEATHER Maximum 68 Minimum 40 THE "FORECAST Rain, Colder VOLUME LXf. THE DALLES, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 29, 1921. No. 101. COMMON Tl WORK INTERFERES WITH PUPILS' DUTIES PROF. KIRK PROTESTS DRIVES AND PROGRAMS WHICH DE TRACT. PUBLIC SCHOOLS. USED PROPAGANDA OF VARIOUS KINDS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH 'ED UCATIONAL SYSTEM. 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 these projects. "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 (Continued on Page 8.) WILL DELAY RUHR MOVE TO MAY 15 FRANCE AWAITS DECISION BY SUPREME COUNCIL BEFORE ACTING. 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. ALLEGED POACHER ED NOT GUILTY BAD BLOOD FLOWS BETWEEN FISH WARDENS AND COM MERCIAL FISHERMEN. 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 'S HUSBArjD HASN'T GIVEN HER CENT SINCE NOVEMBER, SHE SAYS. 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 iiere today. 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 man's darling. "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 MAN DARLING Joyce lavished on her, "Peggy" said, were : A "marvelous" apartment in New York. A Russian sable coat which cost $40,000. At least 20 wrist watches, one set with sapphires and diamonds, cost ing $35,000. A $50,000 diamond tiara. Two gold mesh bags worth $5,000 apiece. 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. Joyce continued, "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 (Continued on Pure I,) POLICE CHIEF IS KILLED BY MAN HE QUESTIONS REVOLVER SHOTS ANSWER TO "WHERE ARE YOU GOING?" TO FIGURE 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, 35.' " 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 wounded. 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 man. "Where are you going?" the chief asked. Several revolver shots was the an swer. 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 the capture. 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 him escape. TO JHRT STRIKE SEAMEN OFFErt TO ABIDE BY HARDING'S DECISION SHIP OWNERS OBJECT. 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 his decision." Tho shipowners' spokesman Imme-" dlately objected. 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 PRESIDENT ASKED 450 PASSENGERS IMPERILED SHIP NITS COAST GUARD CUTTERS GO TO RESCUE WRECKING FLEET RUSHED. RADIO CALLS CEASE HEAVY SEA, DENSE FOG, HIGH WIND COMPLICATE MARINE DISASTER. 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 fore daybreak. 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 low. 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 rescue. 'According to tho wireless messngo the steamer's forwnrd hold was full of water. 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 (Continued on Page 8.) MRS. STOKES UPBRAIDS H U'SBAND FOR GIVING APARTMENT TO FORMER WIFE. 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 WHEN S SHOWS (ConUnuod on Page 8.) Ml IS LURED TO HOUSE M ATTEMPT MADE TO HIDE CRIME BY BURNING BODY. 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 YOUTHFUL ABSCONDER 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 ' MOVE. 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 take are: I. A note to all tho principal allied powers urging negotiations bo opened at once In a final effort to settle the reparations problem. 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 lied council. 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. DISARMAMENT FIGHT 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 ate. This bill, which passed tho houso yesterday, will be boforo the senate as soon as tho emergency tariff has ' ocn cleared away. HUGHES CONSIDERS FIVE MEN LOST AT SEA IK SMALL BOAT, UNLOCATED LIGHT SHIP SEAMEN IN ROW BOAT BUFFETED BY 40-MILE GALE. HOPE IS ABANDONED COAST GUARD CUTTER SEARCH ES ANGRY WATERS ALL NIGHT. 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 all night. 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 the night. Tho coast guard cutter proceeded" in to Puget Sound this morning. NON-PARTISAN LEAGUE 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- lino county. Townley's caso probably will bo appealed. PANAMA TOLD TO ACCEPT DECISION UNITED STATES SENDS FINAL NOTE ON WHITE BOUNDARY AWARD. 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 lorco. 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 er. 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.