The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 16, 1920, Page 1, Image 1

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House Puts Over Road Im
provement Bill With Three
Dissenting Votes Weeks,
k rfnghes and Scheubel
Limitation of Highway Indebt
edness Raised If Senate
I Follows Lower Body
VTh ten million dollar road , hand
! bfU passed the house yesterday with
pnly, three members. Schuebel of
CUckamas, and Weeks and Hughes
of Marlon voting against it. The bill
; U house bill No. 32 and was intro
duced by the, committee, . on r tads
and highways. There was praci
"cally no discussion. '.
. The bill provides that lhe highway
commission shall Issue not to 2xceed
ten ttullon dollars worth or bonds
for road and highway Improvement -
It is specified that 75 per cent of
: the a moon t derived from the sale of
the bonds shall , be spent on hard
' surface paving and the remainder on
improvement and roads to meei rc
' nuirements of the various districts
as the commission shall determine.
I T Itenoiiitkm Adopted
!' House joint resolution No. It, sub
, stlfute5 for house Joint resolution No.
3, introduced by Stewart of Wheeler
L was adopted earlier in the day vitb
. two dissenting votes., . they blimt
those, of Weeks and Hughes ot Mar
lon. The resolution raises the lini
nation,' of indebtedness for road fm
provement from 2 to 4 per ceat of
the assessed valuation of the '.ate.
Tk resolution will make possible
me. operation of the bonding bttV
t.: :
Journal of House Ordered
1 by Resolution Adopted
Journal" of . the house to be pre
pared;, withlri?54ay&. following ad
journment f ;he special session is pro
vided! for in house resolution No. 11
. adopted by the house yesterday.
rM Surely it hai ioccured I to you that the thing most I
I I mmui site iiutig iiuiucti iu get; ion i i nil
, hesitate to purchase these
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1 1 - 1$ 5.25 Hushes, yard $3.90 1
0; I 1,1 ' I I I I I ' 6XK) Plushes, vanl
,t ' 1 ! 1 liftn.00 Plushes, yard... ,...$12.75
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, ; 'Th;se are high grade plushes in j
;t :l - every, respect that can; 1m put to !
e j H grood twe in many ways, Therdis
jjj I a .gootl range of colors in both !
)t , Hi! I laiuamnpvelties. You way want 1
' i these very iiuch. next season, it j
, I , not norr and fhen you will find the prices almost rro-
T ft hihifive- This is the Jast call on these Plushes. ' We are
ir" . !l Pointing you to a stroke of good business.
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Special Session Laws or , , i
1919 Code Is Proposal
Inclusion In the laws passed by the
special session in the 1919 code, now
in process of compilation by Conrad
P. Olson, is provided in house Joint
resolution No. 10 which was adopt
ed by the house yesterday. Commit
tee reported that the code which
originally was to have been ready
about February 1 will be delayed less
than a month if the resolution is
finally adopted by both houses.
Woman Representative Pre
sides in House When Bill
13 Passes
Mrs. Alexander Thompson, repre
sentative from Hood River and Was
coountles, was acting speaker yester
day when house bill No. 13 came up
fori passage. She had been asked At
take the chair by Speaker Jones
while he sat in 'the body of the house
lor a few minutes. -
The bill was introduced by K. K.
Kubli and relates to ownership of
lands by incorporated cities and
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KCP0rt rTOm Liberia Ot Lap-
I nf Admiral I. IViL
LONDON. Jan. 15. The report of
the capture of Admiral Kolchak.
head of the all-Russian government
in Siberia have been confirmed, it is
in a Moscow wire'ess to-
Salem and Eugene High
Loop Teams Meet Tonight
The Salem high, school team win
meet the Eugene high's basketball
team tonight on the hixh school era
.floor at 7:45 o'clock..
.The local team has been practic
ing conscientiously since the game
with MeMlnnville and the five mas
defense will be a deciding factor in
their favor.1 This was used to ad
vantage In the last game.
." The lineup for the-game fs planned
as follows: E. Gill and Schaefer, for
wards; uotse, center, and Gill and
Ashby, guards. The boys will be
warmed up for Eugene b ya prelimi-
nary game with the deaf school.
Successes of Bolsheyiki in
Russia Causes Secret Con
ferences of British Military
and Naval Heads
Poles Expected to be Next Ob
ject of Attack Troops
Have Able Leaders
IXJNDON. Jan. 15. -Before peace
nn uermany is a week old. tiie
Uritish public has been brought up
Bnany against the possibility of an
otner war." Winston Soencer Chur-
enm, secretary for war: Walter"
Hume Long, first lord of the admir
slity; Baron Beatty, commander of
the Grand fleet, and Field Marshal
Sir Henry H. Wilson, thief of the
imperial staff, left London tonight
navtng been hurriedly summoned to
Paris for a consultation with Pre
mier Lloyd George and other British
officials there on important mill
tary and naval matters.
Ilctl Kucrc I CTmirt
This summons is inevitable con
nected In the public mind with the
semi-official statement published to
day called attention threatening sit
uation in the; middle east as a re-
cult of bolfhivik military successes,
which have given the Soviets virtual
mastery of the whole of European
Russia, for. although it is not' yet'
confirmed that they have entered
Odessa, it is believed it cannot be
long before they are in full posses
sion of the coast regions.
By their victories the bolshiviki
have obtained command of enormous
supplies of food, raw material, coal
and rolling 6tock and otht means of
transport.' 1
Speculation i is active in the-European
capitals as to what will be
the - next :ouve of the bolshiviki. It
si regarded as certain that, flushed
with success, they will not be con
tent with their present conquest but
will seek to extend bolshtvism eith
er . eastward or westward. Expert
n.ilitary opinion inclines to the b-
i'ef that their next move will be an
attack ion Poland and the Baltic
states, anl jVars;iw dispatches to
the London papers already indicate
that the Poles are anticipating such
a move.
The Soviets now undoubtedly com
mand formidable forces, but cot suf
ficient to warrant an attempt to ad
vance both east and west. Against
the likelihood of an attack on PoU
.nd, which, it - is said, would be
popular with the red generals, is
the fact that the bolshevik flanks
would be exposed on the north to an
attack by the Ietts and on the south
to an a tack by the Rumanians.
The semiofficial statement issued
at London today seems to indicate
that the Dritih government Is irore
apprehensive of a move eastward,
threatering India. -
Measure Held to Open Way
for Flock of Similar Bills
One More In
House bill No. 4 providing for the
Inclusion in the ftate highway system '
of a road in 'Malheur county from
Nyssa'to Melprmitt by way of Suc
cor creek and Jordan Valley, was
passed by the house yesterday. The
bill was introduced by Gallagher and
on Wednesday was the center of at
tack on the ground that it would es
tablish a precedent for other coun
ties. The minority report favoring
the bill was adopted Wednesday.
No money is to be appropriated by
the state for the road the county hav
ing funds on hand at present for its
construction, according to statement
made by Mr. Gallagher.
House bill No. 70 having similar
provisions appiyin to a road in Sher
man county was introduced yester
day by Mr. Wright.
The AVtlson garage, 388 North' Neighbors hearing nois In tho
Commercial street, owned by Mayor
Otto-Wilsoil. was entered by thieves
about 12:45 o'clock last night but
nothing of value is believed to have
secured. The robbers were pursued
by the police and dropped seven new
automobile tires which they
carrying and escaped in the
LEWISTON, Ida.. aJn. 15.
John H. Brown, well known young
man of Idaho county, ended his
life at 9 o'clock this morning by
leaping from a Camas Prairie
passenger train while crossing the
Lawyer canyon bridge, the hlgtl
est trestle of the entire Northern
Pacific system. Brown was unit
ed in marriage three hours prev
ious at Grangeville to. Miss Leta
Ycvelace. The couple were en
route to Winchester where Brown
wkas employed by the Craig moun
tain Lumber company and Brown
left 'his bride in the day coach
while he went in the .smoking
Brown had been in poor health
for some time and was rejected
for war service on account of poor
ejesight. He was member of the
student army training corps at the
University of Idaho during the
Banquet Is Served to Visitors
During Enthusiastic Con
Co-operation With State
Chamber Expected to Bnng
Big ResuiU
Donald is not a big town but it is
one of the most active burgs on the
Oregon Electric line.
'The branch of the Marion Com
munity Development league at Don
aid entertained delegates last night
from other locals in the county
Those who were so fortunate to have
been served a meal at the bungalow
hotel, managed by Mrs. Mercer, and
by the sood women of Donald with
the good "eats" provided after the
meeting are unanimous In voting
Donald a place at the top of the list
of hospitable hosts. '
Sign Itaardt t'rged
Holiness of importance dloi'ssed
at the meeting was the placing of
signs at important road Intersections
in the county. This work is tobe
completed before the opening cf the
next tourist season.
Bulletins 10.000 or more in num
ber -were ordered to be puMished-
The booklets are to embody 42 pag
es of reading matter descriptive of
the industries, resource and oppor
tunities for home building in Mar
ion county. Each town and commun
ity represented in the league will be
given one page in this bulletin in
which to set forth its claims as a
home building center.
One-fifth of the entire edition will
be distributed by the State Chamber
of Commerce. It is believo-1 that
this method of advertising ibis coun
ty will be far reaching and iroduc-
tlve of great results.
Meetings of farmer will come un
der the supervision of the ;fpectlve
local organization, at which topics of
local interest will be discussed un
der the leadership of experts in farm
Each member was urged by L. .1
C'hapin to use his influence to iake
the corn show at Salem a success
The exhibition will be held from Jan
uary 19 to"24 inclusive. It was an
nounced that lectures and demon
strations in the use of lubrication
and fuel oils and the management of
tractors would be given by authori
ties in those lines during the petiod
of the corn show.
T. K. McOoskev announced that.
dtirinz February, the Development
lea pile would be appealed to for roji
tributions to aid in relief of thf
starving Armenians. hundred of
whom. It is said. arV dying daily
This announcement was greeted with
hearty applause.
The next meeting of th county
organization will be held in SaleM
on February 3 t which time new
and Important business will bs r.on-
i sidered.
The Marion County Development
league, while a new organization
has gotten under good headway. It
ha? within its grasp forces that are
capable of doing untold good in up
building the villages and rural com
munities throughout the country at
was evidenced by the strong spirit
of cooperation uppermost at the
meeting at Donald last night.
I ParaKe wnt 'Parch of an officer
and found Officers W. J. White and
V. Moffitt on the street.' The offi
cers hurried to the garaxe and
caught sfght of the fleeing burglars
The police started In pursuit but
were not close enough to capture the
i fleeing men or to get description ot
- I them. The men dropped the reven
tires as they ran.
Travellng Salesman Tells Sen
ate Committee Southern Na
tion Hotbed of Radicals
From Border to Border
Outrages in Passing of Once
Prosperous Colony Are
SAN ANTONIO. Tex. Jan. 13.
Propagandiste"Tr iSo'.shevism have
spread taelr doctrine of radicalism
from Sonora to the Isthmus of Te
hauntepee within a year, the senate
ub-eommittee investigating ihe Mex
ican situation was told today by an
American traveling sa!esman. Th
witness was heard in executive ten
sion in order that he might b guard
ed to that extent against possible re
prisals by Mexicans. He bagged that
his name not be used becau he ex
pects to return to Mexico.
jMTna Fat or IVKhevik
Carranza. hen forced to choose
between two small armies in the
south, one led by the federal com
mander and the other-known as the
Dolshevik force, declared In favor
of the latter, he assured the commit
tee Striking laboring men in other
districts, he aid. were frank in
their declaration of adherence to toe
radical cause and almost everywhere
he went he found undisguised evi
dence of the success of the extremist
"I have told the American consuls
in Mexico about the conditions," he
testified, "but ! couW always note
that they were averse to hearing the
facts and especially where it reflect
ed unfavorably upon the Mexican
government." i
WiLion 4HypnoUil
After commenting that "Mr. Wil-
win seemed to be hypnotized by MY
Carranza." he added:
If the American government
should cea?e to support Carranza h
would not last 30 days. The mer
chants and the business men of Mex
ico want law and order but they can
not hope for such while the Bolshev
ik gang is upheld by the American
Out races Ilelatrd
Matthew Warner, a veteran of the
Cvil war. of Antonio. saV-? the. his
tory of the Atascador colony whia
he founded during the rule f Por-
firo Diaz near Tampieo. It was pojw
ulated by farmers from Neb.-aska.
Illinois. Iowa and Texas. A German
and one American family remain on
the property. His account included
reference to the murder of A. Hurt,
and the serious injury of his father
by Mexicans. He said it was that
property that the daughters of Mat
thew Gourd were attacked by Mexi
cans, who first roped their father i3
men a position
their acts.
ne mignt wimcfa
; ' .
Senate Resolution on Capital
Punishment Adopted by
Capital punishment will be refer-
red to the vote of the people at the
general election as result of the nans-
age by the house yesterday of senate
joint resolution No. 2. The house
passed the resolution without record
KULfc IMfcAllU
KA1.KM-S rorri..Tiox TEX.
For 1H
White . .
Olher races .
White, native
13. s
parentage 9.." 17
White, foreign parent
age White, foreign born ...
Females . . . ,
Moles of voting age. .. .
Hliteratce over 10 ....
'Number whool ag.
2." 01
I. Ml
.1.1S& t
2.J7 i
There are several interesting
things about the population of Sa
lem ten years ago. according to the
above census figure.
Settling of Klamath Land
by Service Men Favored
Settlement of Klamath county rc-
tarnation lands by service men instea
or tieing them up, in a contract with
an eastern Crporation. Is favored in
house joint memorial No. 7 which
was adopted by the house yesterday.
The memorial if adopted by the sen
ate will be sent to congress.
Resolution on Amending Con-
stitution Battle Ground of
The two Smiths of the house tan
gled again yesterday ver bouse Joint
resolution No. 9 which would put be
fore the vote of the people the bill
providing that the constitution shall
not be amended except by majority
of all registered voter whether they
cast ballot or not. Smith of Baker
and Bean of Lane maintained that
the proposal if passed by the people
would be a safeguard to the constitu
tion and save it from unnecessary
Smith pf Mnltnomah declared tbat';
the resolution put a premium on
shirking responsibility of the tote,
that the citizen who "stayed at home
and neglected his duty would be, Tot
ing against the voters who were tak
ing their part In the responsibility of
The resolution was referred back
to the committee.
Measure Has Been Before
Congress in Some Form for
vote of nearly three. to one, the sen
ate today passed the water power
development bill, different In eme
respects from the measure adopted
by the house in July,' but following
in a general way the same Hit that
has been before congress in one form
or another for. the last decade. .
Resolution in House Provides
for Committee to Prepare
Mixing of the legislature In direct
Ing vote of the peple was frequently
charged by members of the house,
among tlin being Eugene Smith of
.Mutiuuiuau. wnen nouse joint resoiu
tion No's.! 4 came up for action. The
resolution provided that the leglsla
lure snau appoint a committee to
prepare for use in the general elec
tinn pamphlet an argument against
J the bill which is to be initiated pro
viding ior a minimum wage or 94 a
day for all male workers.
Arguments against the proposed
measure, mhicb. it is said, la being
prepared in Portland, were numerous
Smith of Baker spoke against the
measure and in favor of adopting the
resolution. Smith f Multnomah said
that he did not approve of the meaa-
I 11 TP hilt nifhr riirf h a nrtrnr. nf IK.
, - - - - - - - - -" . " w v. i
,?KifIalure In ne Initiative
t nnt or otlzens. -He suggested tha
! " the people did not want the bll
some one would prepare an argument
against It.
The motion to adopt, the resolu
tion carried 40 to 12.
For instance, there were then 115S
more males than females In Salem.
Are there that many more now?
Hut the important rcatier in. ne
there more 'than I4.'.l jNnple in
Salem now? Ha Stilei.i grown La
population in ten yearn?
If so, how much?
The census for 192') Is about fin
ished now.
Have all the iop!e locn counted?
As Tne statesman ua said a num
ber of limes, the tet is this:
You live where yon sleep.
Have all the sleeping placet lieen
The Cherrians are aou to make
a search on Monday for any who
may not have n cnun'ed In SaKra
It Is Important that -3alein should
show a sabMantial growth.
Many advantages will accrue too
numerous to mention.
And the figures will stand for ten
more years.
Veto by Governor Olcott Is
Now Only Hope to Rescue
Department From Dire Ma
chinations of Politicians
Vote on Measure Preceded by
Hard Figtt and Margin Is
Only the veto of Governor Olcott
Can nOW save Orron ' f ih and nmm
1 frnm Ida amnttl
- - - hVn7 depmae;t ot iZ
state government has been subjected
la Oregon history.
If tha governor bucks up. If he
screw up his political courage to
the point of slapping executive dis
approval through the veto power on -the
Infamous Korblad-Handley-Beaa
bill. Introduced In the house, and
which passed the senate yesterday, he
doubtless will yet be able to save
fish and game affairs la the fature
from the dire machinations which
have secured passage of that bill
through the legislature.
The salmon monopoly, urged and .
aided by representatives ot the pav
ing trust, who are working: shoulder
to shoulder with the taonopolixed
fishing interests In this special ses
sion of the legislature, was able to
win is fight In the senate as It did
in the house, though It took a hard
er battle, and the Norblad-Handley- .
Bean bill was passed by a vote of Is
to 11. with 2t senators voting. la
brief .the bill creates a state board
of fish and game commissioners of
nine members, five composing a
game commission, three a fish com
mission, all elected by the legislature
and a ninth member not affiliated
with either branch, who shall be
elected tha nlhr rm rm I tilnfi.!.
and serve as ' chairman. Provision
of the bill thai the members be elect
ed by the legislature made the Issue
on which the figat was made. '
It Is the brazenly, admitted Inten
tion ol the proponents of the bUl to
elect all of the present fish and game
commissioners as members of the
new commission. This will throw fish
and game back Into the constant con
dition ot bickering and wranrlinr
and political scheming from which '
Governor Olcott- has said he would
deliver it by oustinr the present
members of the commission and sup
planting them with an entire new
personnel. Only the veto is left as
possibility to lrinr back that au
thority to the executive office.
The action that has been taken bv
the legislature, over the-protest .of
sportsmen of the state. loses to the
sate the services of William X Ha
ley, nationally known scientist and
student of animal and bird life.
bill has been Introduced In tha let
Ulatnre creating the post of state hi-
ologist for Mr. Flnley. but word
comes that because of what has been
done, ao post In the-power. ot the
state to offer.- win be accepted by
him. The Intention of the legislator!
who steam-rolled the Norblad-Hand-ley-Bean
bill through the house and
secured its passage In the senate ob
viously is to fill the post with one
of their own political henchmen. The
office of biologist, of coarse, will be
political football at every sessJoa
of the legislature henceforth If tha
bill passed. yesterday becomes a law.
The word has gone about that Gov
ernor Olcott. has promised that he
will not veto the bill. This, after
his apparent determination expressed
la his later- published statements,
came as blow to the members who
came to Salem to help the governor
put over what he said was his rec
ommendation and served as a dis
couracement in the last hours before
the voting. The result was that la
the senate debate yesterday all aides
excoriated the governor. -
Senator Banks, who voted for the
bill and who a year aro reneatedlr
In speeches on the floor of the senate
spoke in Olcott's behalf, aaid yes
terday: What we need Is more of the Gib
raltar and less of the Jelly-fish, more
of the executive and less of the
ouii tuwi. m ii u tiMi igim low
the bill, asserted In directing re
marks to the opponents ot the bill,
that "if you are going to follow the
governor' program yon will have te
step to the liveliest Jazz music that
any public official ever danced to." '
In a seething characterization of
the governor's lack of decision Sena
tor Thomas referred to him as one
entitled to wear the crown as klnc
of passers of the buck.
The vote on the bill was as fol
For Danks. Bell. Eberhard.Tar
relL Handler. Huston. Hurler. Jon
Moser. Nockelsen. Norblad. Orton.
I'atterson. Kltner, Shanks. Smith of
Josephine. Wood.
Asalnst Baldwin.' Eddy. Ci!l.
lcbmund. LaFollett. Pierce. Torter.
Smith ot Coos ' and Curry. St rarer,
Thomas. Vinton.
Absent Howell.
House bill. No. 31. the Norblad-Handley-Bean
measure for the cre
ation of a fish and gams commis
sion of nine members, eight to be
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