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THE DALLES, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 2, 1921.
if BE SHIPPED
BY WATER ROUTES
REPRESENTATIVES OF GROW
ERS ARE MEETING IN
RAIL RATES STRANGLE
TRADING CORPORATION FOR
THREE STATES IS PRO.
By United Frees
SEATTLE, June 2 Representa
tives of the Pacific Coast Producers
association of Oregon, Washington
and Callforlna, are meeting today.
The association is negotiating with
intercoastal steamship companies for
a rate not exceeding 90 cents a box
for refrigerator space between Pa
cific and Atlantic ports.
C. S. Whltcomb, president, of Los
Angeles, says that lie expects thai
a fair rate will be nssured. The
prime object of the association is
to move the fruit grown In the three
states by water, and this is being
supplemented by step3 taken to form
an export trading corporation, -jnder
the Webb act, and extend western
fruit markets to foreign counllrcs.
High freight rates are strangling
the fruit industry, fruit men claim.
WASHINGTON, Juno 2 Tho na
tions railroads now are in a position
to slash freight rates and institute n
policy of bargain counter bidding for
increased business, officials said hero
Their operating costs, depressed
$400,000,000 a year through the wage
reduction order of the Chicago labor
board, plus $100,000,000 from reduc
tions on coal purchases, the roads
now are face to face with the prob
lem of letting shippers and the gen
eral public in on the easier situ
ation, it was maintained. Rates now
are -70 percent above pre-war levels.
The matter of rate reduction if
wholly up to the roads themselves,
it was pointed out at the Interstate
commerce commission. The roads can
fix new and lower rates and put
them into effect on 20 days' notice
through the simple process of flKng
copies of the schedules with the
New rates can be put into effect
on five days' notice instead of HO,
provided the railroads and the ship
pers get together and agree to re
ductions. In this case the interstate
commerce commission makes special
dispensation and tho rates go Into
effect almost at onco.
MRS. ORTHWEIN RE-INDICTED;
TRIAL STARTS TOMORROW
By United Press
CIirCACJO, June 1. Mrs. Cora Ortli
. jweln was today re-Indicted upon a
,' charge of murdering 'Herbert P. Zelg
n., ler, tire company executive. She will
go on trial tomorrow.
TORNADO SWEEPS OHIO
By Umtea TrcsH
AKRON, Ohio., Juno 2. Hundreds ol
volunteers aro assisting farmers in
the northern part of Washington
county to clear debris left In iiu- path
of a tornado, the first in tho hutory
of the county. Striking lato yesterday,
the storm killed livestock and ilenu!'
ished farm houses.
RELIEF WORKER FROM CZECHO
SLOVAKIA NOW IN THE DALLES
CHARLES LAMB VIS4TS FATHER
ENDEAVOR AMONG PEOPLE
After two intensely interesting
years of service spent iu the heart
of tumultous mlddlo Europe, Charles
Stanley Lamb, son of C. Y. Lamb,
local photographer, arrived in The
Dalles yesterday' to spend several
weeks visiting with his father.
Lamb, after sealng much service
as an enlisted man with the 318th
engineers, attached to the Sixth di
vision during the war, was discharg
ed in France to enter Y. M. C. A
service, and the next two years were
spent In the newly organized re
public of Czechoslovakia.
Conditions in that country, accord
ing to Lamb, were peaceful enough
during his period of service there,
as peace goes in Europe these days,
but it was an uncertain center of
quiet around which the tide of war
surged and receded Incessantly.
Lamb labored among a peoplo who
battled variously for their freedom
during the war; whose men desert
ed the Austro-Hungarlan banner
when tho dual monarchy was still
intact, In order to light with the
Russians and French; and who, nf
ter the Russians fell to p!ece3 In
the Red uprising, crossed the vast
expanse of Russia, lighting as they
POLES ARE GRATEFUL
T. H. WEST RECIPIENT OP
QUAINT LETTER FROM
Prom faraway Poland, an expre3
sion of gratitude to the farmers and
business men of Wasco county for
flour contributed by them In last
winter's drlvo for the relief of the
starving children of Kitiope, was re
ceived today by T. II. West of the
Wasco County bank.
The letter was mailed from War
saw, the capital of Hie newly formed
Polish nation. In the upper lett hand
corner, a luprod Jetton of the Polish
and American Hags, entwined togelh
or, is printed.
The letter reads:
"In the name of a large number of
children taken care of by our insti
tut ion, we express our sincere grati
tude for the kindly offered flour,
which together with other food
stuffs, was used al the so called feed
"The supplementary feeding .ict'on
in Poland gives prompt and consld
erable results. If all of tho donators
supporting this benevolent action
with gifts could personally see the
children who a short time ago were
suffering from rachitis and anemia,
and were threatened with tubercu
losis and other diseases caused bv
insufficient feeding, this would be
for them tho best reward, which can
not be expressed oven with the
"Polish children realize who Is
feeding and saving them- and they
feel a deep gratitude towards their
friends In America."
. The letter is signed by St. Stan
lsowski, president' of the Polish
Amerykanski Komltel Pomocy 13zle
clom. H was mailed from Warsaw
EVADES ARREST BY
- JUMPING IN RIVER
POLICE DRAG FOR BOX CAR
THIEF WHO JUMPED FROM
By United Press
PORTLAND. June2 The police are
dragging the Willamette river here to
recover the body of a man who jump
ed from the dock last night to escape
arrest, following discovery as ho was
attempting to break Into a box car.
A patrolman gave chase and fired Into
the air. At the end of tho dock, the
man threatened the policeman with a
knife, then, as the officer approached,
turned and leaped Into tho river. No
trace of tho man was found.
AGED MAN IS SUICIDE
By United Press
OREGON CITY, Juno 2. DeaWt d
and lonely, Pankratins Marugg, 'S
years old, today shot off the top of
his head with a .30-30 caliber rlliu.
Neighbors, paying tiio old man a visit,
frount tho doors and windows fast
ened. Investigating, thoy found the
body. AND TELLS OF TWO VEARS OF
OF COSMOPOLITAN NATION
went, to assist the allies iu Siberia,
and finally to return to their na
tive country by way of tho United
States, or through the Panama canal.
Mustered out of the United States
army in April, l'Jl'J. Lamb went to
Paris and Joined tho Y. M. C. A.
forces, lie had previously served as
a Y. M. C. A. secretary In Duluth,
Minn. He was given his choice of
service In Poland; In tho new Czech
republic, carved out of Hungary,
or in Turkey. Ho cho.so tho Czechs,
and never, he declares, in th'J months
of work that followed, did ho regret
He found the Czechs a people of
strongly national thoughts and In
tensely patriotic, eager to absorb
tho Instruction which Americans
could give them. He declares they
are moro deserving of sympathy and
support than the Poles, for whom
there has been such a widespread
Lamb was stationed In the historic
old city of Pllsen, "lilnck Pilsen,"
becaiibe of its smoky Industries, and
also tho uaruu sake of a, very popu
lar brew which became extinct In
his country when the war broke
(Continued on I'ugu i )
HERS T R
BRIEF, SKIRMISHES RESULT;
LOSS OF MANY
TANKS USE MACHINEGUN5 ON
MEN SEEKING THEIR
By Carl D. Groat
(United Press .Staff CurrespiimH-nij
OPPULN, Upper Silesia, June 2.--
Starving Polish insurgents have invit
ed on friendly French .soldiery, and
many llvej have been lost in brief
skirmishes, according to reports here
The most serious break occurred
at Kattowitz, where a French supply
train was rushed by a mob of hungry
Poles. Drivers of the lorries were
brushed from their seats while the
attackers looted the supplies.
French guards opened lire The
raiders replied Instantly. Only after
several lives had been losl did the
Oilier encounters wero reported
here, Indicating the plight of ttie in
sut gents and their growing Impa
tience with the French.
Meanwhile the Germans have con
tinued to harass the French.
Front the first thoy have charged
the French wore trying to help Pol
and obtain the major portion of Sile
sia. At Beuthen this Ill-feeling flared
into active fighting.
More than a thousand Germain
there, angered at the supposed fit
vorlsm for the Poles, made a rush foi
tho French garrison. Within a few
moments they had surrounded tho
headquarter.'! and opened a brisk re
volver lire which broke windows, but
did little other damage.
A number of French tanks were sta
tioned In lite barracks yard and the
Germnnr, having captured tho (".en
tries, attempted to seine the machines
The tank crews, however, repelled
the attacks with revolvers and r.
thieat to use their machineguns.
The Germans retreated to adjacent
houses whence they continued to di
rect revolver fire on the garrison
The tanks broke ttp the utlack with
machine guns. The Germans left a
number of dead.
SECRETARY HUGHES ENDEAV
ORING TO FREE CITIZENS
HELD IN RUSSIA.
By Unlttd Press
WASHINGTON, Juno 2 -Tho lives
of more than a score of American
citizens Imprisoned in soviet Russia
hinge upon the efforts of Seerotarj
of Slate Hughes to obtain their re
lease, it Is believed hero.
Hughes Is working out plans lc.
gjt the Americans out of the hands
of tho bolshevlst aulhorlti", n'.lve
but he fears that any miscarriage of
state department plans may result
In the death of some of the pi Is
oners. Failure to get them out would i'iie
a blot aganst tho honor of the
United Stales, In the opinion of
Hughes. No official reports or names
are being made public, for fear that
tho Information might prejudice tho
chances of. the Americans being K'S
cued. MRS. NOTT GIVEN
LIFE FOR MURDER
ADMITS ASSISTING PARAMOUR
IN SLAYING OF HUS-
By United Vrvi
BRIDGEPORT. Conn, June 2
.Mrs, Ethel Nott was sentenced to
life Imprisonment today for ass'st
Ing Elwood 15. Wade, l.ero paramour,
In the murder of her husband.
Sentence was pronounced after tho
woman's counsel offered u plea of
guilty to the charge of murder In
the second degree.
Wade was hanged In the state
prison two weeks ago. Sentence of
life Imprisonment was pionojnced
by Judge William M. Multble over
tho protest of State's Attorney Hum
cr H. f'uinmlngH, who was uluetant
to accept the sicoud degree plea.
UP AND DOWN
STATIONARY NOW AT 3C.9 FEET;
SHOWS SYMPTOMS OF
The mighty Columbia appears to
be a river ol many moods these
days, its evinced by the sudden
changes It is coitt.inually undergoing.
Only a few days ago, the flood
waters were coining up by leaps and
bounds, with the more pessimistic
of the amateur fotecasters predict
ing a repetition of the high Witter
And tl.en, after teat hing the hUh
mink : 39.2 feet, and destroying
hundreds of acres of crops planted
upon tho fertile lowlands adjoining
tho river, the waters began to re
cede. Yesterday the river wan down
to 30.9 feet. Here It suddenly stop
ped however, having rested steadily
at that mark for the last 2-1 hours.
This afternoon the f.atige still
showed 3G.9 feet, but the water scent
ed to show uu inclination to start
climbing, being Very close to I he 37
foot marl:. Whether the river will
start coming up again or will con
tinue to subside, depends entirely
upon whether the weather at the
sourco of the Snake river ami oilier
tributaries is cool or hot, it is point
Continued cool weather, which liar,
been tho cause of the river going
down as much as II lias, will soon
see waters back to normal again. A
spell of real hoi weather at th-i
headwaters, however, would cause
(tie stored-up snow lo molt rapidly,
with results that can only lie r.i Til
FIGHTS JURY TRIAL
'COUSIN", OF PRESIDENT PLEADS
GUILTY BEFORE JUDGE
By United Pross
CirfCAOOr JunV 2. Everett (Hard
ing, self-styled cousin or President
Harding, did not want a jury trial be
fore Judge 'Landis.
Everett was charged with passing
himself off as assistant sscretary to
The youth changed his plea of "not
Stiilty" to "guilt" when it wan found
that such a procedure would dispense
with a jury.
Judge Landls said thai he would not
allow the plea lo nITeel the, wolghlng
of the evidence.
iSchulman, a photographer who ac
companied the parly lo Washington,
was the first witness to testify against
Everett. Other witnesses will be ca'l
ed at the resumption of I lie trial to
morrow. HEAVY SELLING IN LIBERTIES
71y United Press
iNEW YORK, Juno 2. Liberty
bonds sold heavily here today. Some
Issues went al record lows. The de
cline followed the announcement !
tho federal reserve board that allot
July 1 Liberty bonds will be valued at
market prices in re-dlscountir col
Heretofore, par value has nee-ii rec
ognized. PREMIER'S GUEST
L. JACKSON AND PRESIDENT
OF UNITED PRESS, HON
ORED IN EUROPE.
By ttnlttd I'rvni
LONDON, June 2 W. W. Haw
kins, president of I he United Press
and Philip Jackson, publisher of the
Portland Journal, were guests of
Premier Lloyd George at noon here
today, at the premier's residence In
Hawkins was later "tho guest of
honor at a newspaper men's lunch
eon, given by Viscount Ilournhaiii.
owner of the Dally Telegraph. Lend
ing newspa))ii publlshois, Including
I-ord Northcllffe of the London
Times, editors of the principal Urlt
ish newspaper and American news
paper correspondents, wore present
SEATTLE HAS SUICIDE EPIDEMIC
By United Pnn
SEATTLE, June 2. -An epidemic of
suicides Is keeping Ihe police and cor
oner busy here.
Today, four portion are dead. Two
were gassed, one hung and one is
dead from an unknown cause.
All were men over 00 years of age.
James Carter, who hung hluuelf
wa u member of a v c 11 known fam
ISSUE AT TYGH
LARGE DELEGATION FROM HER!
WILL ATTEND CELEBRA.
Instead of talks upon the feeding
and eaie of 'livestock, persons attend
ing the annual picnic of the Wasco
County Stock Growers' association
this year will listen to arguments In
favor of Ihe passage of the propo. "
18(10,000 bond Issue, and the resultant
construction of Tho Dalles-Calll'oitiia
The entire morning bps don of the
stock growers' picnic will- be taken
up by speeches made by lepresenla
lives of The Dalles-Wnsro Coun'y
Chamber of Commerce. The picnic,
whlc.lt Is planned us one of the romlng
good roads meetings which will wind
up lite bond Issue campaign, will be
held In the T.tgh Valley lair grotin.li
all day Friday, June 3.
A considerable delegation of loi'itl
business men will leave iu niiloino
biles Friday morning to 'attend lie
meet ing. All cars will assemble :tl
St o'clock, in front of the Hotel DaUns
Following the speaking, ptcnlr
lunches will be enjoyed. "Free air,
free water and free coffee," are prom
ised by the committee In charge.
In the afternoon, the baseball cham
pionship of 'Wasco county will ho set
tled upon the Tygh Valley fluid, when
teams front Grass Valley and Man
pin clash. The fast 'Mnnpln nine hat
been sweeping everything before II
this j ear, even presuming so far as to
wallop Tito Dalles team.
A big dance in the evening will end
PRETENDER WOULD LIKE TO
HAVE FRENCH "THRONE'
By Unltr-d New.i
PARIS, June 2. Philippe, Duke ol
Orleans, who Is portiaps the most logl
i'.mato pretender to the throne ol
France, is entirely ready to try anu
do a "come back" for French t-jyillv
Sending a message to Parisian toy
alists, celebrating St. Phlllippe's da
and declaring his willingness to us
sumo power whenever the people le
sire, he said:
"History shows It la impossible fo
the government of France to lie with
out a permanent personal chief. Ill
absence is bitterly resented, hut tin
country is returning to the trut'h, The
present regime has proved Its impo
tence. It does not know how to cr
cute the treaty it lns concluded "
NEW SURVEY OF EASTERN
BOUNDARY MAY GO THROUGH
By United Press
SACRAMENTO, J.1110 2 Tho Call
fotnlu map may be changed, follow
Ing an Intended survey of the eastern
boundary of the stale near Gila
Exponents of the Ileal bill, which
Governor Stephens signed, believe
that the proposed check will throw
the line eastward, iiiinoxlng pc
territory up to Ihe main reot ol
Students of old documents believe
that the present line In wrong
MADE BY HARDINC
By Uiilted Pruiw
WASHINGTON, Juno 2.--Presided'
Harding today sent lo the minute the
following nominations: J. Wallace
Harrington of Honolulu, govurnor of
Hawaii; James Thomp.on, Ilallin.
Hawaii. Judge or the clrcull court,
Ihlrd ill M it 1
TRAIN BANDIT IS
GIVEN 25 YEARS
ROY GARDNER PLEADS GUILTY
TO MAIL ROD.
By United PrHi
KAN FRANCISCO, Cal., June 2
On the fifth anniversary of his wed
ding. Roy G. Gardner, iralu buudlt.
pleaded guilty In federal court to
lobbing the mull Lib In near I tone
ville, Calif., on May 20. and wurt
sentenced to n 2f. year term at Mc
Neil's Inland penitentiary. He was pi
ready sentenced to u similar term
for, a mall robbery In San Diego
i in 1019 At ilia 1 lime, however, the
I escape.) from tho officers fuklni4
I him to the penitentiary. Outline i'
prott wife was in the court 100111
when In- wai -entine-ed late yestei
BOND GOVERNOR ORDERS
INVESTIGATE TULSA RIOT; LOSS OF
LIFE NOW ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 100
ATTORNEY GENERAL. FREELING TO CONDUCT INQUISITION tNTO
RACE WAR WHICH HAS RF. NDERED HOMELESS 3,000
NEGROES, 5.0C0 WHTES.
FANATICAL FURY GONE;
ENTIRE BLACK POPULATION OF OKLAHOMA CITY GUARDED IN DE
TENTION CAMPS; MARTIAL LAW PUTS SITUATION UN.
Dy United Press.
TULSA, Okln., Juno 2. Grand Jury Fanners lounded up many fleeing
Investigation Into Wednesday's race negroes and brought them lo the de
rlols here was ordered toilitv by Gov- tontion camps.
ornor .1. It. A. Robertson.
Prince Freellng, attorney-general,
will be In charge of the. investigation
o fix blame for I lie actual killing of
die 10(1 persons who lo,t their lives
and the arson which brought desola
tion to S.O0O blacks and fi.OOil whiles.
Race hatred, which flared up tor
21 hours, costing nearly 100 lives and
$l,f00,000 property damage, was burn
ed out today.
Whiles, who fought a furious bat
lie with practically the entire male
black population, centoted their ef
forts on finding shelter ror the 10,000
negroes whoso homes were destroyed
when the torch was applied.
Although minora flooded the city
throughout the night of negroes con
gregating In the outskirts to make
a massed drive to liberate their pris
oners. Investigation by state troops
proved Ihe roporls unrounded.
Negroes who lied the city when the
rioting began Tuesday night, drift"'!
back Into town today with pitiful
stories of how they stayed hidden In
'he woods northeast of the city with
nit food or water for nearly two day.
OISTISTILLATE IS ON
LOCAL MARKET AG1
LOW GRADE FUEL FOR .TRAC
TORS WILL SELL AT 20J
Distillate, suitable for umi in Ir.ie
tors, motor boats and all Intel nil
combustion engines of similar type, Is
igalu 011 the fhcal market, aftc an 11b.
lonco of about a year, A. R. Rankli.,
special agent for Ihe Standard Oil
company In The Dalles, announced
Prior to being withdrawn from hi"
market, distillate proved to if ipilto
-mlisluclory for use iu Iruetoi'-t and
rJallonary engines In tills cniinly, and
wan used extensively. Last, year, uu
able lo purchase his fuel lit The
Dalles, County Agent K It. Jnckman.
purchased a shipment of -10,000 gal
lons from the Shell company of Call
foi nla. 'Jarkmnu had already com
nleleil plans for purchasing dlsllllitl )
from the California company again
tills year, but when the local plant an
nounced that II will handle ih! lit I.
Uicho plaits were dropped.
DlHllllato will sell Iu The Dalles for
2fl. ci ills a gallon, according '0 Rankin.
POLICE DERELICT AT PSYCHOLOGICAL
TIME; RESOLTSJHOLSA RACE RIOT
IF LAW FORCES HAD GRABBED N ECHOES WHO MADE FIRST DEM
ONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF CITY JAIL, HOLOCAUST
WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED.
By Richard Lloyd Jones
(Former editor of Collier's Weekh
mil publisher ot the Tulsa, Okla., Til
buiie. Wiltlt'ii lor tint Hulled NtM.s.)
tM O Mtt,. limit . It Iu tilt i:!ll
slory over attain, ancient its time ruce
A negro assaults a while gi. J'hls
occiiried In a department .-d'tre ele
vator. Hut the where and when due
not enter into ttie case.
A netiro assaults 11 white sill. That
U the cuse. A white man assaults a
white girl aud the crime of rape luUot
Its course 01 luw. A black man us
Duults u white girl uml the governor
of Georgia hn? described the degt-i
erney of the liiob rule that resulls,
I'JIihor u fool or an enemy of law
unjd order upruuda tho story that u
mob Is ipilng to got tho negro out it-
,1 . I.. II u.,,1 li nnli 1,1,1, QllfOl
ine i nuui juii Bun j ni.ii ,,,.
I a slory spreads tauter than a dry
trui.H tire A mob, more curious Ihnn
resolute, a mob which wus on the
wljoh- K"-d naiiired, gathers about
iu'r-fniu i,uu-e to ;iv wha' there m.t
be lo iicv
WHITES AID VICTIMS
Practically the entire negro popul
ation spent tlte night under guard.
Men, women and children were herd
ed together iu public buildings and
grounds. Four thousand blacks spent
Ihe nigtt at the fair grounds.
The success of military law in end
ing Ihe outbreak was marked. With
in a very short time after ninrtlul law
was declared the situation -wan undsr
Throughout the uigtit big motor
ttucks, 011 which wero mounte I dan
gerous looking guns, patrolled- the
empty streets. Tho streets wero or
dered cleared of civilians at 9 p. in.
A campaign to raise monoy for re
lief of Ihe derelict negroes was under
way today. Several thousand dollars
had already ,been subscribed.
Tho lire which destroyed tho
"black belt" playod no favorites and
also swept tho homes of whites In
its path. In addition to tho 8,000 ne
groes mado homeless by the blaze, ap
proximately 5,000 whites lost every
thing they owned.
The two principals In the start of
the riot wero in hiding today.
Dick Rowland, tho negro whose nl
logod mistreatment of Mrs. Sarilt
Pago led to rumors or un attempted
lynching, wits smtigglod from the ctv
soon after tho fighting started. Tho
ncsi'tfes made-'iti-iJye on the.'iajl, tc
release Rowland when the reports of
whites gathering to lynch him spread
through the black belt.
'Sainh could not. bo found. Neigh
bora, however, who said they . had
seen her, dnlared there wore bruises
on Ik r avim and other parts, of .her
TULSA, Okla., June 2 The sham
bles of Tulsa town had becomo a
place of subsiding fears Wednesday
night, but citizens, stlrrod lo the vory
depls In tho fight of 2,000 whites and
blacks In tho morning hours, still
shook a bit at tho sudden sounds of
tho night. Martial law, spoken by
Governor .1. 11. Robertson In person,
and backed by M0 guardsmen, seemed
lo have (itiletcd tho worst race riot
that 'lias over visited tho southwest.
Adjutant General Charles F. Bar
rett, In command of troops on tho
ground, estimated tho dead at 77
bluck'i and 9 whiten, bused on reports
front Sheriff McCullough and Chief of
Police .1. A Gustafson.
Seven thousand negroes were home
less In care of tho cltlzons' commit
tee. Colonel It, F. Markhnm, command
lug a detachment of guards patrol-
(Continued on Vago 0.)
A low nlKUer In prtftiv low. In a'l
tho iiHgro sections of all our cities we
find iiegrooa who are good, bud and
'udllTercul. The good are respected.
They are kind and courteous. They
are lu'lptul ami the southerner has an
affect Inn for them. Tho Indifferent' a:e
In llio iwlllaht zone, and the whlto
people) are Ittdll ft'l 'III lo them.
Hut there Is a bud black man who
Is a In list. This Is a physical ract
which tho tntdltlonul Now Kuglander,
for lui-tiiiiiie. (loot not know and can
not comprehend. Tho bad black man
In a bad man. He drinks tho cheapest
uml tuo vilest whiskey, ho breaks
ever law to net It, be Is u dopo fiend,
he I10I1U life lightly. He is a bully and
Anil a ilonen of such collect at the
TuUa count)' court houso with f lie
arms when thy hour tho lynch ru
mor. Ah U 100 often the raao lit Just such
situations, tho pullco are derolictor
duty at the psychological moment
when they had the power to prevent
V hnon thu s-tnall lend of armed
(iviilinueil on Pages 3.)