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THE DALLES, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1921.
SEA M NEVER
OF LOST SHIPS
SEARCH BY DEPARTMENT OF
TALL YARN" VERIFIED
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ADMIT
By Russell Drowning
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, June 23 The fato
of the "vanishing ships" today
threatened to go down in history as
one of the "unexplained mysteries of
Officials of the department of com
merce admitted that the search for
a twentieth contury pirate, under
taken after all other theories to ex
plain the disappearance of half a
dozen boats off Cap Hattcras failed,
so far had produced no results.
"I've heard many tall yarns of the
sea," said Eugene T. Chamberlain,
commissioner of navigation. "But in
this case the facts are there. The
Carroll A. Decring and the Hewitt
met some strange fate beyond that
of ordinary vessel."
The Deering was the schooner that
sailed on the shoals, abandoned ap
parently in calm seas, and with the
ship and cargo in good condition.
The Hewitt and her crew dropped
completely out of sight about the
( "Of course we don't say flatly that
these ships were victims of piracy,
but we have Investigated and are in
vestigating that angle," Chamberlain
NEW YORK, June 23. If any of
them still live who sailed aboard the
mysterious missing ships for which the
United States government is now
searching, Mrs. Lillian Thomas; -of the
seamen's commerce Institute, Nov.'
York, wilt confidently go about finding
them. She finds hundreds of sailors
in the four copiers of the world and
puts them.back In communication with
their families, some times after years
iShe now has a list of about 400
missing, including quite a few of the
sailors who wore last heard of on
board the shipping board freighter
William O'Brien and the same list is
posted in the seamen's homes and In
the seaports of 27 countries.
Mr?. Thomas, who runs the missing
seamen bureau of the seamen's church
institute, has "found" 635 missing
men since January 1.
CHILD'S CRIE8 LEADS TO
FIND OF DOUBLE TRAGEDY
By United Press
CHICAGO, June 23. Cries of au
eight-year-old girl today attracted the
police to a flat whero they found tho
father and mother of the girl dead.
The child Bald that the father had
shot her mother and then himself
Post- War Military Plan Defined
In Passage of Appropriation Bills
POLICY IS MAINTENANCE OF SMALLEST FORCES CONSISTENT WITH
NATIONAL SAFETY; ARMY STRENGTH 150,000, MEANS CUT
TINO OFF OF 80,000 MEN; NAVY STRENGTH 106,000 MEN.
By John M. Glelssner
(United News Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, June 23. The sen
ate and the house have finally agreed
on the disputed army and navy appro
priation bills, and in so doing have de
fined tho postwar military polioy of
This policy is to be one of lnaUriin
ing the smallest military establish
ments consistent with national safeiy,
with, sympathy toward universal lim
itation of armaments on land and
sea. In fact, the manpower of the
army, and of the navy, as dictated by
congress, is to be less than both the
secretary of war and the cectuiary
of the navy Insisted would enable this
country to keep herself adequately
It is to be presumed that the secre
taries speak for their elflef, the pi ev
ident. Bui' congress, controlling tho
purse strings, baa tho final word.
And congress has ruled that the
army will be 150,000, its pre-war size.
The senate' ended the deadlock on
the appropriation bill by accepting
Wednesday the house amendment, af
ter having held out first for an army
of 170,000, and then for a more grad
ual reduction In strength. The house
amendment will mean that the army
must be cut from its present size,
230,000, by October 1. This will mean
the arbitrary discharge of 80,000 men.
STORES WILL CLOSE
FOR BALL GAME
BUSINESS MEN'S CONTEST EX.
PECTED TO PROVE DRAW
In order that the entire city may
turn out for tho big community base
ball gamo tomorrow afternoon, every
business house In tho city will close
its doors at 5 o'clock, it was announc
ed today by II. W. Arbury, Community
Service director, who is organizing the
teams in an endeavor to form a "twi
light" barcball league in this city.
The game will start shortly after 5
o'clock and will bo played for a full
nino innings. Considerable interest
has been aroused in he game and
members of both teams last night heh'
a work-out on Ainaton field, where
the game will be played tomorrow.
Anothor practice will bo held tonigh.
'Organization of business men Into
basefall teams has created spirited ar
gument as to the relative merits of
tnc respective teams. In one instance
at least, one of these arguments is
known to have reached the stg3
where offers of betting have bec.i
"Tho old boys aren't as pepless as -lot
of people think according to II. S.
Rice, who Is taking an active interest
In the game and who will be one of
the players. 'Mn fact, most of the
men on both teams were all first
class ball-players in their time, and
a great many of them are yet. I'll but
that we can pick a team made up of
nobody but local business men and
(Continued on Page 2.)
REPORT ON SPEECH
ADMIRAL HAS CHANCE TO PROVE
THAT HE WAS "MISQUOTED"
IN LONDON UTTERANCES.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, June 23 Secretary
of tho Navy Denby today ordered Ad-
.miral Sims to give him a complete
report on his London "jackass"
Any action that Denby may con
template against Sims iwill await his
formal report on the accuracy of
dispatches reporting Sims' remarks
concerning Irish sympathizers in the
Denby's instructions were given
Sims when tho admiral reported to
the secretary in accordance with or
ders cabled him while in Europe.
"Admiral Sims denied the accur
acy of the statements attributed to
him in dispatches reporting his Lon
don speech," Denby said.
"I gave him a written memoran
dum which amounts to an official
order instructing the admiral to in
form me in writing wherein he was
misquoted, and, if he could, to state
just what he did say in that speech.
"I want an early reply to this
Sims was with Denby only a mo
ment. Denby handed him the writ
ten order and Sims left almost im
mediately. Sims then went to call on Admir
al Coontz, chief of naval operations,
refusing to comment on his confer
ence with Denby.
Senator Wadsworth, chairman ot
the military affairs committee, oppos
ed tho drastic cut until the last, and
he llnally yielded so that tho bill
could bo in force by tho beginning of
the fiscal year, July 1. He said that
the amendment constitutes "the crud
est treatment over handed out to tho
United States army."
Tho navy, it was agreed In confer
ence between delegations to the two
committees, will have a strength of
106,000 during the ensuing fiscal year.
Tho senate, supported by Secretary ot
tho Navy Denby, wanted 120,000
whereas tho houso had voted for 100,
000. The confreres agreed on virtually
all questions in dispute in tho appro
priations bill except the Borah dis
armament rider. Tho bill, as npproved
In conference, carries an appropria
tion of 1414,000,000, the house orig
inally appropriated $386,000,000, tho
scnato added J100.000.000 and receded
from most of it at tho Insibtenco of
the house. Another meeting of the con
freres is to bo held, but agreement Is
assured, according to confreres,
The army, according to Secretary ot
Wat Weeks, is preparing for the re
duction it will be required to make
The general staff has been called upon
to decide whether forces shall be
maintained as at the present, but in
skeleton form, or whether certain
branches will be abandoned.
RECEIPTS W RE
U. S. FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS
MAY LIVE WITHIN
PANAMA TOLLS ONE THIRD OF
THOSE YEAR AGO; OTHER
By United PretM
WASHINGTON, Juno 23. More
than $474,000,000 has been collected
In excess profits and income tuxes,
the second installments of which were
payable June 15. Installments will to
tal IGOO.000,000 when all are collected,
iccording to the treasury department
Total collections this year will ex
ceed ?5,000,000,000, treasury officials
believe. Willi expenditures running be
low that figure, the government Is be
ginning to live within its income for
the first time In several years.
Tax collections so far this month,
of all kinds, exceed $r00,0CO,Q00 as
compared to nearly fS0O.O00.O0O in
Customs received total nearly $17,
000,000, 11,000,000 below the samo
month last year.
Importations of merchandise and
farm products from abroad are not
falling off as a result of the enact
ment of tho emergency tariff law.
Panama canal tolls total $250,000,
which is one-third of the total for
June last year. This, is another indi
cation, it is felt, of ho world's stag
nation and depression.
DROWNS AFTER RESCUE
OF THREE CHILDREN
By United Press
PEOItIA, 111., Juno 23 Mrs. Alico
Connolly was. today drowned In a
small Creek, after rescuing three
small children. She was exhausted
following tho rescue of the third
child, fell into the creek and wan
ON FREAK BILLS
LEADERS DECIDE TO CONFINE
ACTION TO STRICTLY IM
y United Presa
WASHINGTON. Juno 23. Republi
can congressional leaders today de
cided to tako a firmer hold on the
iSonrtoni Pentose, Lodo. Smoo',
Watson and others decided to curb
and control groups advocating special
legislation, in order that legislative
problem!! bn limited to mutters of first
Importance; discourage restrict l"e
rogulatory legislation affceHng busi
ness and set anlde freak measures.
(Economy in legislation !3 now cop-
t;idored aw important us economy in
By United News
WASHINGTON, June 23 Work ol
congrona from now on is to bo llmlto''
to legislation considered immediate
ly osscntinl, republican leadora havt
With this In mind, a serins of three.
day rccdsscs is to be taken through
out tho summer, by the senalo uccod-
Ing to Senator Penrose, who announ
ced tho program. The rccosscs are to
begin at an early datn.
The Hotillor bonus bill will be one
of tho measure.) to be taken up at
once, Penrose stated.
LEONARD WOOD'S CAMPAIGN
COSTS BEFORE COURTS
y United Pre
CHICAGO, Juno 23 -Tho suporior
court la now eonsldeiing tho cost
of tho attempt to elect Leonard
Wopd president of the United States.
William C. I'roctor of Cincinnati,
former chairman of the Wood na
tional committee, today 1 1 led suit
to recover $700,000 of $800,00 paid
out by he and 11 associates during
FAKE TICKET AGENTS
FOR FIGHT ARRESTED
lly United Prcsa
NBW YORK, Juno 23. Eight men
wore today arrested In connection
with an alleged plot to manufacture
and sell thousands of dollurx worth
of guprious tickets to tho Dempaey
They are charged with grand lar
ceny, forgery and counterfeiting
COCK ROBIN ON
TRIAL W U, S, AS
Robins, woodpeckers and crows
arc under investigation in Wasco
county' to determine how much dam
age they aro doing to tho fruit and
Numerous complaints from ranch
ers led County Agent Jackman recent
ly lo rcquc.it tho United States bio
logical survey to send an invest igatoi.
In response to this, A Sperry, field
agent, reached The Dalles this morn
ing, and will begin his work at once
Sperry will kill birds at various
places over tho county and examine
the contents of their stomachs, The
biological survey is trying to ascer
tain whether many of the birds now
under such ilgid,piotection aro as val
uable insect consumers as they' have
been reputed to bo.
Thcro is a growing suspicion that
many of the birds who have acquired
wfdo reputations as bus burners have
developed epicurean tastes and would
rather hop on a defenseless strawber
ry than wasto a lot of energy pur
suing a nimble Insect.
The general survey along these
tines will Indicate whether or not
many of the birds aro eating enough
Dugs to justify their existence. The
robin is under especial fiio. Hoic in
Wasco county robins seem to spend
a lot of their time seeing how many
strawberries and cherries they can
A robin redbreast, tho ranchers say,
won't confine his energies to tho cit
ing of one or two or half a dozen
strawberries. Instead he must traipse
down tho whole row, taking a whack
at every berry In slgljt.
In tho southern part of I ho county
woodpeckers aro damaging fruit trees,
it is said, not only by drilling into
the trees, but also pecking the fruit.
Tho crows will also be subjected to
posthumous Inquiry, for they aro ac
cused of making terrific Inroads in
the corn fields. .
WOULD PLACE SHANTUNG
ROAD UNDER JOINT CONTROL
By United Press
TOKIO, Juno 23.--Tho Japanese
Business Men's association toda
presented a memorandum to tho cab
inet that tho Shantung railway by
placed under joint Japancso-Chlnesc
control and that Japanese guards be
withdrawn from the railroad and Jap
aneso troops withdrawn Irom Hankow.
These iiiovch aro designed to Im
prove Chinese-Japanese relations.
CALIFORNIA LANDS HEAVILY IN
APPROPRIATIONS BILL FOR
Hy United Presn
WASHINGTON, June 23 - Confer
ees on the haval appropriation bill
today agreed to tho following Pa
cific coast items:
Purchase of land for a balloon
school at Camp Kearney, Cal., and
a naval air station at Sand Point,
Wash., carrying an appioprlatlon of
Appropriations for tho completion
of tho naval hospital at San Diego.
Completion of a submarim base
and naval training station at San
Diego, Cal. Siibmailno bases also at
San Pedro, Cal, and Los Angoles
LATE WIRE FLASHES
(My I'nitcd Press)
PORTLAND, June 23 - Governor
Olcott, Secretary of Stale Sam K ox
er, Adjutant General White, Arthur
Spencer of 'Portland and Lyman
Grlco of Pendleton, members of th-.
bonus law commission, aro hero to
conler on tho now bonus law.
LEWISTON, Juno 23--Harry Jacob
sen, 10, and Herman Orvls, 9, were
today drowned. Orvls was In trouble
and Jacobsen went to savo him.
SEASIDE, Ore, Juno 23 --Tho hody
of an unidentified man, roughly
dressed and about CO years old, was
today founil wedged In the locks
near tho south end of the board
walk, Ho had evidently been digging
clams. Ho had been dead for only a
ASTORIA, Juno 23 Jack Hlltonen
ol Hamlet, who committed sulcld'!
today, was tho father of seven chll
dren. Ho also leaves a widow. Hej
had been In poor health for some I
NEW DIRECTOR OF BUDGETS
FOR GOVERNMENT AFTER
ONLY FOUR MEN ALLOWED TO
; ALLOCATE ALL NATIONAL
JJy United Presi
WASHINGTON, June 23 A largo
lorce of the nation's loading busi
ness men should be "conscripted
without vjiay to put the government
on a business b.iis," Charles G.
Dawes of Chicago, new director of
tho budget, said today.
"The pitiful machinery provided
y the budget law makes voluntary
'iclp necessary," ho explained. "Un
der tills law wo aro only allowed
four men. Wo might as well -try to
tunnel Pike's peak with a toothpick.
"I am depending upon tho patriot
Ism of civilian business men and
lureau chiefs lo aid in the work,
just as they aided four years ago
when I ho government needed such
help. The situniion Is otherwise hope
less." Dawes today conferred iwllh tho
president and then announced that
he expects to have (lie budget drawn
by December 1,' 4tiid then return to
RURAL MAIL CARRIERS
TO REPORT FOREST FIRES
PORTLAND. Or.. June 2.1. Ruin!
ami star route mail carriers of tho
post offlco department will hereafter
report forest fires to forest rangers,
according to a copy of an order of
the T'Ostmaster general just received
at the United States Forest Service
Mail carriers often have an oppor
tunity of rendering valuable coopcra
tion in fire protection by early dis
covery of forest fires along their
routes and reporting them to forest
rangers, say forest officials.
A. F. DF I. WILL
. ELECT FRIDAY
JOHN L. LEWIS STILL FAR BE
HIND ON VOTES FOR
By J. L. O'Sulllvan
(United Prcs Stuff Corrcsptrnqt-nu
DENVER Colo, Jim ! 23 Labor
leaders gathered up ho Unso ends
of their annual eon"U .on iivfi to
day preparatory lo tho iiolecljon ol
On the basis ol a eanvnun of I no
delegations loday, John L. LowU,
challenger til Samuel Gompers lor
tho president, of (ho Ameilcan Fed
oration ol Labor, still lacked 6,000
votes of llio number necessary to
One of tins most important actions
of the convention, In tho opinion of
delegates who have been working on
the problem o? unemployment, was
tho declaration against a federal ,iti
employment insurance. The conven
tlon refused to advocate au unem
ployment Insurance under control of
the federal government alter several
speakers pointed out. that such a
policy would placn workers under
complete contiol of Iho government.
DENVER, Juno 23--Th'. American
Federation of Labor today doleated
a icsoltitlon favoring tho taking ol
war-making power from congress.
Delegate Gardner of Texas sub
mitted a pioposal demanding tlm iof
m fjiid nil) vote of all people ol Iho
I 'ill tod States on ho question of a
declaration of war. This proposal
was defeated, alter a hot d"bato.
Several delegates who fought In
tho world war spoke In favor of this
lesolutiou. John L. Lewis, socking
the position of piesldont of tho as
sociation, was one of these speaking
in favor of such a referendum.
Tho voting power of federation
delegates is based on tin union mem
bership of affiliated bodies. Soinuj
delegates cast only ono vote. Others
cast as iilgh as 300 votes.
VALUE OF "VICE" DRIVES
QUESTIONED BY SOCIOLOGIST
fly Unltid Pre
MILWAUKEE, Wis, June 23
Commercialized vlco, removed Irom
segregated districts In American cit
ies, Is now appearing In other forms,
according to Allen T Ilurns. prenl
dent of tho national conference of
social workeis In sebsion here.
Ilurns expresses doubts as lo the
good accomplished by vlco crusades
and resultant legislation.
TWENTY CARS NOV LIMIT OF
SHIPMENTS FOR SEA
SON. Sunshiny days arc causing cherries
of all kinds to ripen rapldS with the
result that the Oregon Growers' asso
ciation was today compelled to turn
over to tho cannery more than half
of the Royal Anno cherries received,
according to J. 11. Frazler, manager of
tho local packing plant.
No inoro Royal Anne cherries will
be shipped east after Saturday, ac
cording to Frnzior. The Oregon Grow-
ern' association lias now dispatched
17 cars of cherries to various east
orn cities and threo more cars which
will Bo out late this afternoon will
bring the total up lo 20. according to
No returns have yet been received
upon Tho Dalles cherries sent to eas-t-ern
markets. Tho first car sent out,
which wont lo Now York, has arrived
at its destination and will bo placed,
on tho auction market tomorrow morn
ing, Frazler said.
Approximately half or tho Wasco
county cherry crop has now been
picked, Frazler estimates. Picking Is
at its height, with cherry growers
demanding help of all kinds.
WATERS RECEDE IN JAP
FLOOD; 300 DROWNED
P.y United Press
TOKIO, Juno 22 (Delayed) More
than 300 persons wore drowned In
floods in the Kyushu district, accord
ing to figures announced here today.
The waters are receding and recon
struction is under way, advlcos said.
93 PETITIONS FORWARDED IN
THREE WEEKS; IRISH RE. '
By United Prcs
WASHINGTON, Juno 23 -"People
back homo" are Hooding f.oncrrss
with disarmament pet, nous to the
extent of 03 during tho last tlucj
weeks. This is far more numerous
than Iho total petitions for all other
legislative questions. '
Indications aro that congress will
meet this demand by parsing tho
Ilorah disarmament amendment to
tho naval appropriation bill.
Sentiment Is growing In tho house
In favor of the Ilorah bill, hh pre
ferable to tho Porter resolution.
Recognition of the Iilsh republic
comes second with 31 petitions.
Greater aid for soldiers is third
with 13 petitions.
ROOSEVELT ESTATE SUED
Hy United rreFB
HILLSDALE, Ind.. Juno 23 Mrs.
Emma Richardson today tiled suit
against tho estato of the late Theo
dore Roosevelt for tho recovery of
nearly $70,000, alleged to havo been
loaned to Roosevelt for his 1912 cam
paign. Mrs. Richardson says that ho "In
vested in Roosevelt" on the advice
of Judge Peyton, a friend.
Belfast Wildly Welcomes King
In Opening of New Parliament
ROYAL HEADS OF BRITISH EMPIRE SPEND FIVE HOURS IN NORTH
ERN IRELAND STRONGHOLD; 1 1,000 TROOPS IN AND AROUND
CITY GUARD AGAINST OUTBREAKS.
Jly United News
III'jLFAST, June 2:i.-Froin a polPI
eal standpoint, as well as from tin1
personal popularity of King Georg
ami Qiionn Mar), the live hoii" lsli
ol their majesties to llotfast to- Ui
opening ol Iho northern parliament
was a tremendous success.
Tho ontliusiium with which the
king and queen were greeted ha nev
er been exceeded in any purl of toe
Iliillsh empire, and the acclaim with
which I he kiiig's speech was greeted
In the city hall, where the ctp'iuoniob
were hold, was in striking couliatL lo
the temper ot reports which had ro
Hulled In the greatest piociullons lin
ing taken to guaid his majesty during
"I speak from a full heart," iho
king declared In his speech, "when I
pray that my coming to Ireland to
day may prove tlm first step inward
Hie end of strlfo among her oooplj. '
Ilolfai.t was gayly decorated for U e
visit ol tho king and qticou. Fati'.oual
defies wore forgotten ami lgantk
crowds thronged tho streots to gieot
tho roval couple. The royal pur. was
greeted with cheers and waving of
flags by iho densely packed thrones.
Tho procession started lmnidhMlv
upon the arrltul ol the king and ,iiet-n
at 11 o'clock.
Khaki clad uoldleru lined both sides
of tho htreet, their bayonets glisten
ing in tho sun light. Tho ror. cat
rlago was drnwn by four inagulflcjul
. HOOD LOOP
TO BE SURVEYED
FOREST SERVICE WILL BEGIN
PRELIMINARY WORK NEXT
CHAMBER BEHIND MOVE
GOVERNMENT AND STATE MAY
PAY COST THROUGH
Tho United States Forest Service
will next week stnrt survey of a con
necting road between The Dalles and
the Mt. Hood loop road, now being
built, it was announced by T. H.
Khorrard. supervisor of tho Oregon
national forest, following a trip of in
spection made yesterday morning to
tho starting point of tho proposed new
road. B. F. Van Scholck, J. T. R&i Ick.
T. A. Summit! and William Clrclo ac
companied Shcrrard on tho trip.
Request for a survey of the propos
ed roads was made several week ago
by tho chamber ot commerce. Tho
tentative route selected Is over tho
present road ip 'Mill creek and across
Ml. Hood flat to Brooks' Meadows,
whore the now road will start. A fair
road already extends from The Ualloa
to Rrooks' Meadows. From t 111 s point
to tiic Mt. Hood loop road is a ills
tanco of only six miles.
'The construction of this six miles
of road Is tho matter that is now oc
cupying tho attention of directors of
tho chamber. According to Secretary
Van Scholck, Shcrrard definitely
promised that tho government would
pay hnlf of tho cost of construction of
such a road, provided that th-.i state
highway commission can be prevailed
upon to pay tho other half. As son as
possible, this matter will bo taken up
with tho highway commission.
In order that no legal impcdlmcn'.
to tho construction of tho btxmllo
stretch of road through the govern
ment forest may come up after the
survey lins boon made, Shorrard In
sisted upon a wrilton pormit from
Tho Dalles city wator commission
giving right of way for such a road
through tho wator shod. A special
meeting of tho water commission
was hurriedly called yesterday after
noon and the written permit given.
Although tho present road to
Rrooks' meadow Is passable, to in
suro Tho Dalles receiving the lion s
sharo of travel over Iho M. Hood
loop road It will bo necessary to
establish a now grade In some plac33
and widen tho present grade the in'
Along this lino, the chanber of
commerce Is going to mako an ef
fort to havo tho county court nl'ot
at least a part of noxt yon.'V mar
ket road fund for use on the im
provement of tho prosent road to
With tho connecting link complet
ed The Dalles will benefit by thou
sands ol tourists annually, who wilt
(Contlntiod on Page i-)
' ;roy horses. The king, wearing an
idmiral's unlloim, was continually sa
'tiling in response to tho cheering
rrowdr The queen, dressed iu ivory
white illk, smiled and bowed J'er ap
preciation ol tho reception,
It was a da) ot stuingo contrast.
Conleltl was showered upon tho king
and queen between the serrlo.l ranks
of bayonets -- thcro woio 11,000
troops in and around (ho city wM'c
the cheers ot tho ctovd mingled with
the diono of watchful, guarding air
planes overhead. Hundreds of plain
clothes police mingled with the
throngs. A dutaehnient of Royal Hus
Hars preceded and lollowcd tho car
riages in tho procession.
The proceedings In tho senate Inci
dent to the lormal opening of the
new parliament lasted but a brlof half
hour, being modollod after tho "moth
er ol parliaments" In London. No Seln
Fein mouther of parliament was pres
ent among tho 1,500 guests, In the
king's speech from tho throne ho em
phasized his atfectlon tor the Irhh
people, uud declarod that ho came in
pornon as huad of tho umpire to in
augurate parliament because ho could
not allow himself to oxpress to Ire
laud through a doputy, his good wish
es and earnest prayers In tho now era,
which tho coreniony oponed. Tho king
declared it win a grout and critical
occasion In (he history of the north
and also for Ireland.