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"SEVENTIETIITEAR ; , , SALilJ OECON, TUESDAY MQRNINQ, JANUARY 18.-1921 i ' - - ' ppirr? nvp vwix.-'
t m yuiiij
Referendum Measure by
Dennis Would Benefit
Oregon Men of World,
Civil and Spanish Wars
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Will be Referred at Nexl
Election If It Is ;
Approximately $0, 000, 000 Im
mediately and more an the state's
property, valuation should Increase
would be made available as a loan
fuad to r men who iserved in the
United State" army navy or ma
rine corps between pril fi. 1917,
and November 11, 191. also to
all other qualified to be members
of the American legion, to veter
an of the civil war and of the
FpanUh-Amerlcan war, by a refer
endum measare which Senator
Dennis of tnlonouoty will intro
duce toaay. .
This would be known as the
Oregon veteran' loan fund. The
measure 1 in the form of a joint
resolution to refer a proposed
constitutional amendment to the
people for their Judgment at the
next election, whether It be a spe
cial or a general election.
The measure would add article
XI-c to the constitution. Notwith
standing other limitations con
tained in' the constltatlon. it pro
vides that the credit: of the state
may be loaned and -jindebtedness
Incurred to an amount not exceed
ing 3 per cent of the assessed
property valuation of; the state to
create a fund to be loaned to the
beneficiaries under, the act. An
honorable discharge from te ser
vice would be a requirement.
iThe act would authorize the Is
suing of bonds of the state to the
amount of 3 per cent lt the asses
sed property .valuation. The total
assessed property valuation of the
state Is now about ll.OOO.OOO.OOO,
which would make the available
money for loan under the act
about $30,000,000 at the present
The proceed of the; bond sales
would be turned Into: the state
treasury and credited to the. vet
erans loan fund. ' and "adminis
tered by the state land Joard.J
" Beneficiaries i under the act
would be allowed to borrow not to
exceed S500Q at any one time, and
it would be, -required ithhat the
loan b secured by a first mort
gage upon real estate . In an
amount not exceeding 75 per cent
of the assessed value' of the real
estate, but such amount; could be
reduced by statue. Nft person
would be, entitled to make a sec
ond application for a loan with his
first loan unpaid. I: ;
To prepare an argument for the
electioa pahphlet in favor- of the
measure the resolution (calls" for
the appointment of a special com-
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TO, SALEi,! STUDENTS BY;
I EUGEt'S HIGH SCHOOL
Claiming that their time
too much occupied with beginning
me new term to, give attention to
the demand ' or. the Salen hlgfl
school for, an explanation , of the
charges contained in the letter of
the Eugene pttnclE&l,' bat that af
ter their ""regular school duties'?
had been attended . thev 1 :vroul4
oblige the . Salem school with a
"Bhowdowtj,". was a letter signed
hy both G; E. Finnerty, principal
f the Eugene high school, and. El
F. Carleton.Mty superintendent,
and addressed to J. C. Nelson,
principal of, the local fcchool.1 The
reply i brand as insulting? -the
letter of Mr. Nelson. 4 This letter
! another step in the controversy
which followed a letter from the
Kngene principal levering ( rela
tions! with. Salem without giving
what the local school felt was suf
ficient grounds for such action.
The letter whlcSi was reeeived
r..,r' Nelson yterday follows:
. .bT lust rrt your fresh
attack in today'i Oregonlan. In
s this you demand a showdown.
Our new term starts tomorrow,
and we must attend to the tegu-
jar -vnooi anties first. As loon
as tnese auties are attended to
you win nave the 'chntnn'
We will give you for your press
attack! excerpts from a very in
sulting letter you have written us
mis iaji, .
MltlfTLU. i a . a m .
vny ; iry io ooister un your
cause ny these attacks? Or why
not vent some ot roar. Epleen up
on Albany, and The Dalles -and
WHEN BOMB EXPLODES
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HK KR.IL TAXI EMPLOYES
Comitany Kound Romb in Two
Cab Ten . Days Ago Chauf
feur Arc on Strike
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 17. P.
II. Dean and George McKee, in
spectors, were killed tonight when
a bomb exploded in the, garage of
the Quaker City Taxicab company.
Several other employes were in
Chauffeurs have been on strike
for everal weeks. About ten
days ago bombs were found in
two cab of the company. ; One
cab was: demolished but, no on
was injured. Several cabs have
ben stolen and wrecked.',
The two men were .examining
a car which had Just come in and
Dean picked on; a cylindrical ob
ject. The driver shouted a warn
ing and jumped back in time to
escape injury, as l,t exploded.
' Tlfe 1 polie have arrested 1C
men. - "
East Portico of Capital to
Be Seat of Simple
MARION'. Ohio, Jan. 17. Final
plans for the simple ceremony on
the east portico of the capitol.
which will mark the Inauguration
of W. O. Harding as president,
wer virtually approved today as
the result of conference between
the president-elect and 'Elliott
Woods, superintendent of the cap
itol building and grounds.
Mr, Woods came to tell Mr.
Harding that t h? inaugural com
mittees had acquiesced to hii
proposals that the east steps of
the capitol be made the scene of
the event. He also sought eon
sent to a plan for the erection of
a small platform on the steps
from which the inaugural address
will be delivered. It was agreed
that the platform would be built,
but it would be merely a small
Mr. Harding continued his cao
IneL conferences preparatory to
his departure for Florida.
Among the visitors were Frank
O. Lowden, former governor Of
Illinois." who is reported to be
supporting Charles G. Dawes of
Chicago for secretary, of the
treasury: Will H. Hays, chairman
of the" Republican national com
ciittse. spoken of for pastmaster
ceneral. and Charles 1). Utiles of
New York, mentioned for the sec
retaryship of the treasury. ! .
Neither Mr. Lowden nor Mr.
Hills wooJ!dJ comment " on their
conferences., but. Mr. Hays denied
recent reports that a difference
of opinion on cabinet selections
existed between him and Harry M.
Daugherty of Columbus, regarded
as a likely recipient of the post
of attorney general.
KLAX OFFICRS RFAYARD, .
ATLANTA, Ga.. Jan. 17. A
reward of $100 was offered to
night by Colonel William J. Sim
mons. Imperial wizard of the
Wnights of the Kit Klux Klan, for
the arrest and conviction of "any
person who uses the name ku
itx Klan in an unlawful manner
In connection with any pur
pose or movement not sanctioned
by law." '
'.let i the public know that on ac-
count of your attitude neither of
these schools will have aimeuc
relations with yon?" :
The "attack" which was prim
ed In the Portland Oregonlan was
an extract from the letter sent by
Mr. Nelson asking why it was
that they did not reply to the let
ter of the Salem student council.
after having waitol oyer a week
for nch a renlv. '
Speaking of the letter Mr. Net-
son yesterday said that "he was
urn rifted that a school Which bad
nothing-to be asnamea oi snoum
so resent that another school
wished to have certain facts
brought to light." It also seems
that the Salem school makes a
practice of -turnlns such matien
over 1 3 the student council im
mediately on receipt no matter
what other seems pressinz. The
"insulting lettar" ig understood to
mean a letter written ny air. iei-
sort. who is a member of the sUte
athletic association, asking tnat
In the future when a decision was
wanted from him on a case before
the. members of the state associa
tion, he would require that an
statements ' be made in a slgrcd
letter. ' The cause for the letter
was misunderstanding arising
from , statements made by long
distance br the Engene principal
which, ll later contradicted. The
matter concerned the eligibility of
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oatirui w aa m f
I PROPOSED I
Yamhill Senator's Measure
Would ' Make Board of
Control Budget Commis
sion for State!
ALL ESTIMATES UNDER
- EYE, IS INTENTION
Appropriation Provided in
; Measure, to Carry Act
Following' out a recommenda
tion made by (lovernor Olcotf ln
I.Ih" mofsaX'e to the l-glylatur
Senator W. T. Vinton of Yamhill
will today intrHlMr n bill eon-1
stituting tlw Ktattt toard of con
trol a4 tlm budget com mission of
th Ftate- ' '
Th effect ot th- measure, it
U tirg-d. would lie. to mak th
pr,4-nt m-thoit of'prwnting to
IIir legislature etimt4 'of fin
ancial ncdn of stale nparlniont
and institutions more truly a
budget system. . The estimates for
several Sear have hern placed
fefbre the legislature and th
ways and means committee in
budget form. At present the
board has authority only over tho
estimates, of the 1 0 sfate Insti
tutions.' ' - . . . ; ,-.;" . :-'
The bill would give the board
of control direct supervision of
all matters relating, to the prep
aration of the estimates of all ac-
tivities, both public and private,;
supported wholly or in part by
state' money. The board would
have authority to revise. Increase
or decrease, by majority vote, th
estimates submitted for its per
usal; and make recommendations
to the ensuing session of the legis
lature whatever amounts it may
determine as nec?ssa,ry, for , the
various activities' for the next bi
ennium.. The board would, have
authority to hear, and it would be
its duty to hear, any representa
tives of the several activities cap
able of - furnishing data., . An ex
ecutive officer or statistician
wonld be named by the board and
authority would be 'extended to
employ other clerical or techni
Heads of the several state de
partments would- be required to
submit their estimates to the
board oil or before October 1 of
each even numbered year, togeth
er with estimates of their prob-
alf.e receipts from all . sources.
Also it would require that persons
having claims against the state
file tbem with the board on or
before October 1 of the even
numbered years, and the same re
quirement would be made for all
individuals, corporations or asso
ciations. Including municipal cor
porations.' intending to present
appropriation requests, at the leg
islature. Not later than November 10
of each even-numbered year the
commission would be required to
have its -figures, data and recom
mendations in tabulated form, for
submission to ;the secretary! of
state, who would havq It compiled
and printed i with comparative
data, ready for distribution among
members of the legislature.' "
The recommendations 'of the
budget epmnmion would not be
considered final by the legisla
ture, but merely informative and
advisory. : .
To carry out the provisions of
the act during, the biennial period
embraced between January ; 1.
1921, and December 31, 1922, the
bill would appropriate $6000.
'Sweeps Property Away
HONOLULU. T. II.. Jan. 17.
A cloudburst today in the Palolo
valley back of ITonolalu following
unprecedented rains of the past
few . week eattsed damages es'v
mated by officials at $230,000. A
few small houses in the suburbs
of Honolulu were swept bodily
away. : - '
Four nersonp were drowned sc
cording to ail unverified report.
. Many bridges of the Oahu rail
war were ' demolished. - Rural
highways were blocked bv debrif.
The Royal Grove district of Wa:k
Iki was flooded and when the wa
ter's subsided a coating of mud
several Inches deep was left over
street "and lawns.
F.LF.CTIOX CHAXGH VOTED.
1i LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jan. 17.
-The Arkansas senate today
passed a" bill changing the date ot
the election for state officer from
the date of the general national
election to the second Tuesday 1n
October; The avowed purpose is
to prevent the election of local ne
According to proponents of the
bill, negroes in some sections go
to polls and vote for negro, candi
dates for minor, offices merely be
cause they are interested In the
j presidential race, whereat, if the
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ft i.tif,n were, held ena rate-
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NEW PHEZ MANAGER
ALSO MADE PRESIDENT
C. M, MIA LI. ASKR FOR
, PORT OF. PEOPLE
Officer and Director Chosen to
Head Reorganizat ion of
) . Local Plant
Salem. Ore.. Jan. 17. 1921
To the Editor ef The Oregon
Statesman. Salem, Oregi'n,.' .
Dear Sir: ,
Two weeks ago I was appoint
ed general manager of the Phez
Company, and I hare today been
elected lis president, with a board
of directors representative of the
interests that, in recognition of
the, company's industrial import
ance to the state cf Oregon, have
in the past financed the enter,
prise to an extent far beyond the
limit. justified by any expectation
of individual gain.
These arrangements . have
placed npon my shoulders the re
KponHihility for the continued ex
istence of the company, and that
oee having been rendered pos
sible, the delineation cf plans as
suring its future success.
".May I be permitted to say
to the ; well-wishers of thi valu
able and far reaching enterprise
that, wittx-nt the support and the
frelearancA of all whose inter
est, may le thereby affectel, the
efforts" of uiyself,' f those wrrk
Iok with ine." and those" whom I
have boon selected ! represent,
are entirely foredocmed to failure.
Iet me nay further that whenI
nH-d self-sacrifice here and there
I shall unhesitatingly ask for It,
and, confidently exject to receive
"Intervening lietween the pres
ent situation and the improved
condition of affairs that we hope
at some future, date to have
achieved,, there lie very many ser
ious and complex difficulties. It
is a pleasure, to find myself able
to' state that those difficulties
would have been greater, and our
present hopes of ultimate success
unjustified, had it not. been for
the unselfish and entirely volun
tary action of the men. who, in sc
liberal a measure have poured
their personal fortunes into the
foundations of this enterprise."
Yours very truly."
CM. Ml ALL.
The above letter Is given a
prominent place, because, , in the
opinion of the writer, it is deserv
ing '. of ' that consideration. The
objects sought to be worked out
by the reorganization of the Phez
company, including the putting. of
the affairs . of that company in
such shape. that it will again be
tho outstanding factor la the.. sta
bilizing, of, the fruit Industry of
the 'Salem district, is near to the
hearts of all of our people..
A large part of our permanent
and assured; prosperity, depends
upon this. ' . ' .
'The writer thinks he can as
sure to Mr. Mlall, every' possible
co-operation on the part of all the
people of Salem and the Salem
New Board of Directors
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Phez company
held at the office of the company
in their building, at the corner
of Commercial and Trade streets,
yesterday, the following. board of
directors was chosen:
C. M. Miall, general manager
The Phez Company, Salem, i)re
gon. Chas. A. Hart, member of
Carey & Kerr, attorneys rt law.
Prescott W. Cochin ghani. at
torney, for Ladd & Tilton Rank,
C. W. Lamping. Ticepresident
Northwestern National Hank.
John IL MeNary. attorney-:t-
Law, Salem. Oregon.
New Officer Klerted
The following new officers were
elected by the hoard' of directors:
; C M. MialL president; Chas.
A. Hart, vice president; John H.
MeNary. treasurer; lTescctt W.
Cookinghain; C L. Lamping; W.
L. Phillips, secretary.
Commission Meeting Fails
to Disrupt Agreement
Keacnea in rortiana
"With the unaiUmo us endorse
ment of the state, fish and ,game
commission, . three bills to . reor
ganize administration of the fiu
and. game laws, and embodying
agreements reached by conteid!ii;
factions several weeks ago. which
have been Introduced . in the leg
islature ..will go before, the two
houses and. doubtless have a very
decisive approval, In both.
Oua of the bills provides for a
separate fish commission, one a
oenaratn game commission and the
third regulates fishing in Uogu
Approval of the bills was giv?u
at a meeting of th state fish and
tame cjmmiasion in the-office of
Governor Olcott vesterday. Some
detail? will, be arranged at a
meeting of the commission with
the fish and game committee of
the house todav to safeguard the
Interests of both commissions and
settle for all time a question that
has been, up at eery legislative
session for many years.
Ry provision of the bills the
fish commission would have three
riember the game eommlaslon,
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five memDera and DOtn commis
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FARM GIRL BECOMES
iioLDrrs n.iTEi with tfu
. OR .SMILE.
Young Woman Acts as Lore for
Fifty Clilcago' HoldupM (Wur-'
Ins in Sixty Days
CHICAGO. Jan. 17. Mrs. Cleo
patra Hurtzman. 23. who until
two months ago hid spent her lire
mikiag cows, feeding chickens and
helping run a farn near Wichita
Falls. Taxas. toa'ght waa quoted
by the police as confessing hat
she was the woman bandit who
had played the leading part In "
holdups in. 60 days.
'A t,mile or a tear were my
chief weapons." she was qupi!
as saying, "but I also carried a
little pearl-handled revolver."
. Mtk. Hurtzman. said she wa
married to Kurt Hurtzman twe
months ago and then lert the farm
to come up here with him.
"His health failed, he lost his.
Job,' became too fond of whiftkc
and then fell in with thieves."
.he said. "We d ided to become
n acted as a lure. Kurt and I
woum rent: a room In a fashion-
. . t ...
me nisirici. v nen I met a pros
perous looking person. I man
aged to Torce a tear. I told him
1 was lout and wanted to find a
certain address. When be ex
plained that it Vki r.nlr a few
doors difttant. . I smiled, and gen
erally he would volunteer to ac
company, me. ; ;
"When the number was reathel
I either persuaded him to enter
with me or brought.. forth the
pistol. ..In either case. 1 look him
into the room where.Kurt took b!s
money, it was simnJe. . Som.-
mes we held up five or six pr - 4
, . ., 1
son. a day.. It made me. wonder
why I spent 23 years on a farm.
It was so easy."
The Hurtzm'an's evaded arrest
until four det?olve waited ttr
them at a room they had rented.
Spanish Speaking Delegates
Threaten to Withdraw
' From Federation
MEXICO, CITY, Jan. 17.-Open
threats' of a bolt from the Pan
American Federation of Labor
qonference by .the Spanish speak
ing delegates came today after a
stormy morning resslon. the pos
sible defection hinging on the de
lay of Samuel Gompers, in direct
ing1 a message to President Wil
son concerning the American oc
cupation of Santo Domingo. '
Mr. Gompers' was asked by the
Santo Domingan delegates to an
swer a question whether a tele
gram protesting against the Am
erican occupation and demanding
sn Immediate evacuation, of .the
Island fad been sent in accordance
with the resolution approved' by
the Labor con gresH' Friday. Mr.
Gomner's reply that he desired to
modify the text of the telegram as
the American government had de
clared itself in favor of evacua
tion, started a Seated argument
In which the Latin-American pol
icy of the United State -was bit
terly criticized br the Dominican.
Salvadorean and f Mexican".' dele
gates. - "
; Senor Sol an a of : Salvador de
clared that his delegation would
abandon the congress unles Mr.
Gompers Immediately sent the
teiegTam. The Dominican and
Colombian delegates asserted lat
er that they would act likewise.
Although the trouble originat
ed with the technical refusal' of
Mr. Gompers to abide In detail by
ths resolution paed nnanlmo:s-U-.
It is said that behind ! lies an
effort bv. - the Spanish-speaking
delegate to test 'heir strength
against the American delegation.
Talk of ousting Mr.' Gompers as
president of the Pan-American
federation was prevalent among
the Spanish delegates. '
Would Extend Hunting
Privileges to Boys
P,oy under 14 years old may
be Issued hunting licenses and
LplloVed to shoot' on land oth-r
rhSn that owned by their parent.
relatives or guardians if accom
panied by parent or guardian. If
a' bill Is passed which was intro
duced by Senator Ranks of Mult
nomah yesterday. Under the law
In its ' present form licenses are
not issued to boys under that age
and they are prohibited from
hunting on land not owned by
relatives or guardians.
Proposed, BUI Wftdd
Affect Bond Houses
- To place bond houses under the
jurisdiction of the state corpor
ation commissioner by an amend
ment to the blue sky law, is-the
Purpose of a . bill introduced by
Senator Eddy yesterday. Impor
tant features of the measure are
that It would require the regular
reports and investigations: It also
would require that Interim cer
tificates be adequately secured,
dollar for dollar, and It would re
quire that when interim certlfi-
cates reached as much as $100,-
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- xmuv ouisianainK.-wie ounu uiu.n
OF ROAD TAX
Urges Legislature to With
draw Quarter Mill Ap
propriation and Build
New Training, School '
ACT WOULD NOT HIN.'
DER ROAD PROGRESS
Recommends Cottage Plan
Instead of Present
In a special - message to the
legislature yesterday afternoon
Governor Olcott recommended
that" a law possed a number of
years ago appropriating $529,000
bienially for highway construction
be repealed, and that $300. 0 of
it he utilized in the consi ruction
of ' boys' training school which
would be a credit to the state."
Th- remainder, he suggested, if
not needed for any other pur
pose, "cculd lie left on touched to
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The Governor delivered his
meage at a joint aecxlnn of both
house at the, houe chamber at
2:30 (clock, and in bis opening
remarks expresHed regret that the
publicity given, his annenncement
of a special message had created
the ImprwiMon that there was
"something spectacular on the
i Fond Needed
In making !a request for the
appeal for tha law. the executive
explained at the time of Its en.
actmeot. the state was not com
mitted to any definite highway
financing program, but that since
the people "have given over
whelming sanction to the Oregon
policy o financing good road im
provements through the i.tuance
of bonds which are to be realized
from the automobile license fond'
and that a withdrawal of the ap
propriation would work no hard
ships on the highway program.
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Extracts from the message, fol-
"My proposal to meet and over
come the training school difficul
ty is made possible by the fact
that, the people of the state of
Oregon, have i adopted and have
given overwhelming sanction io
the Oregon-policy of financing
good road improvement through
the isauance of bonds which are
to be retired from automobile li
cense fund. Such a policy I so
meritorious, is so closely wedded
to our plan of financing our
state, highway program, that it
has become the foundation and
the backbone of the financial
structure of such program. That
this 'plan of financing is' a suc
cess and has more than justified
Itself Is 'plainly demonstrated by
the fact that In 1920 the receipts
from automobile license fee and
gasoline tax give a large surplus
over the estimated needs.
Wmld 'Repeat Road Tax Lcry
"We still have on oar statute
books a provision for
levying of a tar or one-fourth
a mill known as the state road
levy. A remnant from the old
system ot state highway financ
ing enacted before the - present
policy was placed in our statutes.
This Is a direct tax against the
property of the people -of the
state. The people have expres
sed their belief that automobile
owners should' pay for the con.
struct Ion of. the state roads
through their license money, and
tho automobile owners are wil
ling and glad to do it In return
for the immense service already
being given hy such roads. Un
der our plan' of financing it will
be very well, If the direct prop
erty tax of one-fourth of a mill
be returned to the general fund
In the future, to come to the re
lief of our I state institutions.
which are sorely pressed fcr ade
. "This one-fourth cf a mill road
levy, according to the estimate
made by tbd State Tax commis
sion, will amount o $260,207 for
the year '1921. For the coming
biennium. on the same basis. ' It
would amount t over $520,000.
iThe few miles or road that sum
would build j I consider of small
Importance compared to the im
mense good jit may now do If
diverted into other channels.
"I recommend the repal of
that road' levy. Ry such repeal
a fund of over half a million of
dollars would be made available
to this legislature tinder the six
per cent limitation amendment to
be used for institutional purposes
Any cf the t amount not needed
cculd be left untouched to lessen
the tax burdens of the people.
"Dy the expenditure of $200.-
000 of thatfund I believe we
could establish a'- Hoys Training
School which would be a credit
to the state and which would, by
reformation of .the boys and the
establishment of good citizenship
in them, yield vast financial re
turns in decreasing the cost "the
state would I otherwise be put to
! In maintaining a large number of
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CREATED IN YIENNA
T 1 1 R FTS OF . WORK1 Xii
CA TSK . COXCKILN
loclatioas of Former Army Of
ficer Xumbcrinfr SO.tMm'Art a
VIENNA. Jan. 17The threat
or the working men to lake things
Into 4heir own hands January 20
haa created a decidedly panicky
situation la Vienna.
- U U reported that there have
been largo withdrawals of money
from the banks and a decided ex
odus tut lho classes or the pop
ulation directly threatened has
TLe recent demonstrations rm..
In out -wr the poftal strike, the
character of the testimony be
fore tle fair price coo termee last
wek. and the steady fall In the
vaiue of the crown all have serv
ed to bring the population to a
high state orvnervoosnesa. The
rrown has fallen I OA points' in
the laU five days. '
Associations of iermrr army of
ficers, numbering about 30,000,
have been mobilized as police aux
iliaries. The. price conference has re
sulted li the wholesalers and
agrarians uniting and declaring
that It la useless to hope for a re
doction la the cost of necessities
under present conditions. . Re
plying to this statement. Herr
Elderfcch. teeond president of the
national assembly, declares that
price must come down, no mat
ter what the result.
"The people are In a state of
tupcfaetion over the cost or llv
Ina." said Herr KJoerscb. "If the
day of Judgment must come, let
It come now. Economic conditions
will lorer us to join Germany."
.imons ineineni tending to In
crease the tension was the seiz
ure today by the workmen's coun
cils of 12C cannon and other mil
Editor of Oregonlan is Lec
turer for Six O'CIock
Citizens of Salem and .'vicinity
re to have the privilege of hear
ing. Edgar II. Piper, editor of The
Oregon.'an. at the First M. E.
chnrcb la this ally , tonight . Mr.
Piper will speak tinder the ana-'
rices of the Salem Six O 'Clock
Club and the club extends a cor
tlal invitation to 'members of th
Oregon legislature and the public
penerally to be present and hear
Mr. Piper. - -
The Salem Six O'Clock clnb I
brotherhood organization hav
ing among its members. Individ
uals of all denominations and ot
no denomination, and has .fort
nightly meetings during the fall,
winter and spring in the Interest
of rood fellowship and comrade
ship. A supper Is served at a
nominal price, to which all pert-cms
are welcome whether mem
bers ot the clnb or not, beginning
shortly after 6 o'clock, and after
supper those present are enter
tained by eminent educators,
statemen, publicists aad others
This evening Editor Piper will
address his auditors upon some
h. ni ' rrsrnal Impressions of two na
!!.,J?h f tlonal convent'oaa. Mr. Piper at-e-tourtn
oi iotn the Republican con
vection In Chicago which nomin
ated President-elect Harding and
the Democratic convention at Saa
Franciaco shortly thereafter. Ry
training and experience he la well
qualified to discusa these conven
tions and what he has to say con
cerning then cannot fail to In
terest and Instruct citizens an
xious to possess knowledge alonz
political lines that thev ma
faithfully and efficiently dis
charge their duties and obliga
Preparations are being made
br the club to serve at least 120
person, at supper and ir aaci-raid $30,342.13 and Bancroft act
tional guests arrive they can pro-
perly be accoramodatel. (Continued on page C)
PAPER MILL PROBE
BY SENATOR DENIS
Immediate invest iffation
Oregon by the federal trades
joint memorial which wfll be
today by Senator Bruce Dennis of Union county. - The me-,
monal was adopted at the Oregon newspaper conference at
Eugene January 151 '
The memorial points out that every user, of paper mill
products is suffering from what is apparently an unjust and
abnormal price, of paper, and that paper, mill products are
produced in Oregon and on the Pacific coast, in very Urge
quantities. It Ls believed the investigation demanded may
result for the consumers and that the product may be sold
at; a price that will, net the mill operators V fair rather than
an exorbitant profit." - ' T - . t ' .
A copy of the memorial, if adopted; will be sent to the
federal trades commission
Opposition to Additional
' Members of Force Strong.
Motion to Boy Motor,
Cycle and Side Car Passes
SALARY OF POLICE
Mrs. F. H. Spears and Hen
ry Myers New Members
of library Board
The second meeting of the 1121
city council was held last' Bight,
and a number of problems laid
over from the former meeting
were given consideration, chief
among which were the election of
members to the fire and police de
partment. In his letter of rec
ommendations. Chief of Police
Verdun Moffitt requested that aa
additional man be added to the
polie force. Strong opposition
to the added expense of tha aev
enth police official was expressed
by a number of the members of
the council aad the matter waa
deferred until another meeting. A
motion for the eity to purchase
a motor cycle and aide car, was
finally passed after a rather heat
ed discussion aa to the advisabil
ity of the expenditure- Several
of the aldermen being strongly In
favor of keeping, as they aald,
within the budget limitation, and
fearing the heavy outlay at the be
ginning, opposed both the pur
chase of the motor cycle and In
creased police force.
The unanimous election of O. T.
Victor. Elmer AVhite. William Por-'
ter. Clvde Ellis and Ralph Davia as
patrolmen and ot Miller Haden as
tram officer; took place.
The regular firemen elected for
the year were W. IL Phlllio. Wil
liam Iwan, F. Frlebert, C. Thrapp. "
B. Taught. B. MJlla, C. Savage, R,
Cesner. W. Eberhard. II. Savage,
Roy. Knrshton and W. Edwards.
The eall men elected were C Jor
gensen. O. Durgess aad F, Raggett'
-Three ordinances were present
ed to the council. last, night hy
Alderman Edward Schonke, all of
which were declared emergency
caaes and passed at the third read
ing. The first fixed the salary of
the secretary of the board of
health. The former salary belnr
at $900 a year is now $750. The
salary of the sanitary and plumb
ing Inspector was decreased from
$1200 to $1100, and the police
matron received an increase ot
from $1020 a year to $1200.
The motion of Alderman J. B.
Clesy that the city fulfill their ob
ligations of last year ra hauling
gravel to grade .streets where the
money haa already been provided
oy me owners or property on such
streets, was passed.
The resignation of Alice, IL
Page aa a member of the library
board wi received aad accepted.
Mayor Halvorsen appointed Mrs.
F. II. Spears to fill the vacancy
and Henry Myers was appointed to
take the plaee of Paul Wallace as
a member of the board.
The annual report of Health Of
ficer Dr. R. E. Pomeroy waa sub
mitted aad accepted. Dr. Pom
eroy reported 20X deaths la Sa
lem during the year Just past aad
Annual report' of City Treas
urer Rice and City Recorder Race
were submitted to the council and
referred to the way and means
The report of the city recorder
shown the municipal bond paid
and cancelled during the year
1920 were - $59,050.00: charter
act bonds issued $47. C7 7.10:. un-
of all paper mill operating in
commission is demanded in a
introduced in the state senate ;
and to each member of congress