fL ft THE WK.ITIIKU: mm The Statesman receives tbe leased wire report of the Associated Press, the greatest and moat re liable press association la the world. Friday: Cleariug we?t;r rain or now ft portion; fresh southwesterly winds. SEVENTIETH YKAtt' SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1921 PRJCE: FIVE CENTS mm - - """" Sluinis given support Senator Borah Declares the II L I fM-1 people 01 unnea aiaies, Great Britain and Japan Favor Reduced Navies. SENATOR KING URGES MODERN NAVAL UNITS MYSTERY EXPLOSION KILLS MRS, CASTNER SOX IS KOl'XH 20 FKKT FROM SCENE OF TRAGEDY. Whole. Southern Portion of Tac oina Kliaken by Force of I'nknoun Explosion NATIONS ARE PUZZLED OVER Capital Ships Have Lost in ( : Value is Belief of I Hiah Officers TACOMA. I Wash., Jan. 27. Mrs. Cora K.' Castner, widow, years old, la dead and her son. Hlvin Sastner. 26. ia dying as the result of an explosion of unknown cause which demolished the Cast tier home here tonight. Mrs. Ca3lner was found with her cloth ins on fire and lying near the kitchen stove. She is known to have been calling during the af ternoon and to have Just returned to her home a few minutes prior to the explosion. She died a few minutes after the arrival of the first of the neighbors, i Melvin Castner was found a1out j f z leei irom me scene 01 nis mother's death and was clear of the debris from the house. His right leg was broken, in two places, according to those who assisted in the rescue, and his h?ad , was badly cut, indicating a fracture of the skull. Castner is an electrician's helper. The whole southern portion of GERMAN DEBT TIME CREDIT BILL FOR . CONVICTS IS PASSED WIFE OF WITHERALL IS HELD FOR RANSOM POKTIfcXI lOKT QUESTION OX MOXlAY CALENDAR Former Friend or Acquaintance lirblge Oyer Columbia ' lllOlM4l I WASHINGTOX, Jan. 27". By partisan support for the naval dis armament movement was given in the city was shaken by the force the senate today during discussion !of the explosion and dishes and jot Senator Borahs disarmament I windows 12 blocks from the seen i . .. were DroKen. it was nrsi tnougni Senator Hare's measure ex tending to inmates of the penU teutiary ihe privilege of a five- day time credit monthly for the tirst year of sentence and 10 days monthly after the first year fur good behavior, was passed by ihe e;iate. Under the pronent lav the allowance is five days, n gardl rss of the leiifrlli of time Ihe prisoner has served. The bill has the approval of Wuideii Comp ton of the prison and of the state parole board. Upon motion of Senator Joseph, seconded by Senator Moser, the port of Portland consolidation Lilis vfre yesterday made a spe cial order of . business for ,11 o'clock next Monday. Too senate yesterday passed a bill of the Washington county ' ty court of that county to com PARlS, Jan. 27. The question ! pensate Frances WiUard Taylor of German reparations is ugaiu for Injuries received while In the in ihe bauds oi committee of . ex.- county employ. .He is to be paid Committee of Experts Again Consider Question of the German Reparation and Its Collection. DOUMER DEMANDS ARE , ABSURD SAYS PREMIER . f . . : Germany Must Pay Indemn ity, But How .faxes Statesmen NOTE DEMANDS ."UUHM CASH FOR RELEASE IX Former Friend r Acquaintance Relieved to lie Instrumental In Disapprarance ; resolutions. I ! Senator' Borah's plan for an of-1 t i t lnntn Af Mia fntlira licim ar in uniuiiiuii vs. imc uu v value of big ships in the American naval program was. endorsed. Sen ator Borah spoke in behalf of his project. The' disarmament discussion was Interjected in the tariff de bate. Tbe house naval committee today postponed Indefinitely the hearl&e of General Pershing on disarmament scheduled for tomor- f - . . 1 1 11 k An i. 9 row. Decs use ui iuo uiuc v Chairman Butler. Senator Borah declared that if the DeoDle of the United States. ureal urnam ana japan tuum voice their opinions, he felt "Con fident, they would sneak' for an agreement to reduce naval build ing. i "There are two ways to de feat disarmament," he declared One is to oDoose it conscientious It. Another is that adopted by others in public life who are will Inc to rive liD service to disarms ment but conjure up all conceiT able methods to secure delay." He said his other resolution, calling, on the senate naval com mittee lor - an, opinion as to whether the American naval build ing program could be suspended for six months until the value of capital ships had been determined, was designed to evelop "as defi nitely as can be known what will bring us an efficient navy." Many high naval officers, he ait believe that capital ships here lost their value, because oi the development of submarine and - atrial warfare, but were unable. e said, to state their real opinion. Notice was served by the sena tor that if the naval committee thould not act on his resolution of inquiry he would Introduce an other resolution calling for a thorough Investigation of,thena- val program. that gas had been the cause, but it was later stated that while a gas mairt ran to the house, it was not connected. The police tonight are attempting to learn the true cause. Bill 1 T IS WY0F1UB Two Women Jurors Weep When Verdict Is Submitted SEATTLE. Trash.; Jan. 27 John Scb mitt, alleged bandit, was found guilty of murder In the first degree with a recommendation for hanging, by the jury which neara his trial in superior court here to day on the charge of killing Police Detective James O'Brien In a gun battle last Friday. The jury, in eluding four women, was out 54 minutes. On. hearing the verdict the de fendant smiled and said: "Let go." , Schmitt had pleaded . guilty to the charge of first degree mur der. The trial opened at 9:30 o'clock this morning before Judge v. A. Frater and at 4:0 p. m the case was grven to the jury The. formal sentence that Schmitt be hanged, which is man datory under the jury's verdict was deferred by Judge rater when Schmitfs attorneys, appoint ed by the court, filed motions for a new trial and for arrest of judg ment. Prosecuting Attorney Malcolm and Deputy Prosecutor John D. Carmody urged the death penalty Senator King also urged an "ex-1 In their closing arguments to the haustlve investigation" to deter-"jury, scnmiu. s attorney eu i. mine what units would make a modern navy. He cited that the present building program was adopted five years ago, before the United States entered the war and before the changes wrought by the submarines. DRASTIC CUT III. IY HIGH LI FE I Provisions Made in Army Appropriations For 150,000 life imprisonment for his client Schmitt was impassive during the trial. While awaiting the jury verdict, he remarked: j "OrdinarilyI don't believe In capital punishment but in my case I do. It's the only way out. I'd rather be banged than go to pris on for life. Some people could stand imprisonment, but not I." . Cordons of police kept hundreds from crowding into the courtroom during the trial and when the jury reported its verdict. Scbmitt's speedy trial and ver dict established a record in local coutrs. He was arrested last Fri day after killing Patrolmen Wr. T. Angle and Tsell iicMiman ana in fective James O'Brien in two gun battles, arraigned Monday, when he pleaded guilty and bis trial set for today. Two of the four women Jurors were weeping when the Jury filed into the court room to submit its verdict. Peru, which committee is to con smer cerium details and report to the council betore a final decis ion is taksn. Doumer'n Demands Lmnostdble Tbe discussion on reparations was taken, up in uu atmosphere made unfavorable by a position assumed yesterday by M. Doumer, trench minister or finance, who named 212,00.000.ou gold marks as the total indemnity Germany should pay. M., Douin er's attitude caused embarrass? ment when the subject was re sumed. I Tbe British premier is under stood to have indicated that the radical demands made by M. Doumer were impossible of realization. The committee is -composed of M. LouchQur and Doumer for France: Baron D'Abernon and Sir Laming Worthington-Evans for Great Britain; . Colonel Theunys for Belgium; Signor Gi annini for Italy and Kengo Mori tor Japan. The committee is meeting tonight. Lloyd George took up the question of reparations at the opening session of the council. He declared there was no difference of opinion regarding- the merits of tbe problem. Utmost Indemnity Wanted "Germany must pay to her ut most capacity." he asserted. "To assure this the allies -must stand i together. It is useless to try to get more than Germany can pay, lor her interests are . Identical with tbe interests of the allies. It Is to Great Britain's interest as well as to the interests of Bel gium and France that, Germany pay !o the last farthing. But the question 13 how to get It. "Germany could easily pay tn- side the limits of her own terri tory but ehe cannot export her forests nor her railways. If tbe allies took possession of her rail ways and doubled the passenger and freight rates, they would be paid only in paper marks. It was generally recognized ranee naa sustained the greatest human loss and endured the greatest surfer ing, he said, but on the other hand Great Britain -haa oeen $.ooo. Senator Smith's bill No. 150, extending authority tJ localities to develop certain materials for fertilizer purposes, was passed. The senate yesterday passed, without opposition, the Norblad bill calling for a survey and es timate of cost for the proposed construction of an interstate bridge across the Columbia river near the mouth of the river. The hill calls for a survey -by the state highway commission and a report to the legislature of 1923. Yesterday was a desultory day in the state senate. . The. upper body was in session only about 20 minutes in the forenoon and only 1 minutes after noon. IX)3 ANGELES. Cal.. Jan. 27. The disappearance Tuesday of Mrs. Gladys Witherall. wife of O. S. Witherall, president of a loan and investment company, followed by demands for ransom money, was attributed tonight by detec tives, investigating the case to "someone completely familar with the habits of the Witherell house hold." This statement followed a day of clues which led 100 mile outside of Los Angeles. Neighbors of the Witherells re ported Mrs. Witherell left home in an, automobile. Today It was stat ed, a demand for ransom had been made and that Mrs. Witherell had made a personal appeal for suc cor. Later private detectives working on the case said they dis covered a typewritten demand for J 50.000 ransom had been slipped under the door of the Witherell house. At the police detective bureau tonight it was said investigation was beisg made of the possibility ot some former friend or acquain tance, of the Wltherell's having been involved in the disappear ance. The second note slipped under the door read: 'Mr. Witherell your wife Is safe. Don't worry until you hear further from me. Have 150,000 cash ready for me as you will hear from me airain soon. Don't notify police or detectives or all will be lost." The police declined to give de tails of the first communication. vitherell today offered a re ward of 500 for information as to his wife's whereabouts. KUKLUXKLAN ADMINISTERED DATHTD ifl WILSON IS MEASURED BY SERVICE TO WORLD PIIF-SIDEXT XOT HESPOXSIBLK FOIt WASTK Ke. Venuble . ItetUre Wilson's . Figure Will Htand Forth Among Worhrs Create Ceremonial is the Greatest Since Founding of New Organization of Klan and Incorporation in 1915. SELECT FEW PERMITTED TO WITNESS CONCLAVE Imperial Wizard Relates the Purpose and Membership . Of Klan Organization ID BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 27 More than ".00 candidates waded knee-deep in water and slush to- ight into the mystic cave of tbe In CITY CHARTERS Bill Will Empower Municip alities to Build Com munity Houses . DEAL ESTATE : DEALERS LUNCH More Than Thirty Members Hear.H. S. Hudson Speak A bill will be introduced befora the legislature by Senator Hare which in effect would be a sweep ing amendment to all city char tern In the state, not to providing already that the cities would be empowered to build community houses for the benefit of service men without the expense and in convenience of amending tbe charters themselves. It is provided in the proposed bill that any incorporated city or town is authorized to purchase the necessary site within its boun daries and to build a community bousf for the benefit of soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the World war, and for that pur pose to levy taxes or issue bond3 when empowered to do so by the legal! voters at any. general or special election. At such an elec- forced to incur the greatest fl-tion the oters would designate nsncial expenditure. Her naval I the maximum amount of money to oe expenueu tor tne purpose and specify whether the funds be .WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. Pro vision has been made in the annti al army appropriation for an army of only 150.000 at the suggestion of President-elect Harding, Repre sentative Anthony, of Kansas, chairman of the bouse appropri ations iub-committee, said tonight in announcing that the bill was ready to be reported. The proposed army of 150.000 hlch cocrpares with the present army of abort 213,000 and with tne army of lt,000 men fixed in a resolution a4opted by congress, ested by Mr. Harding as proper maximum. Chairman An tony said. Mr. Harding, accord ing to Mr. Anthony, expressed the netlef that an i en nnn in. I. J wlth th reserves, national Irtit and otner forces. , should f..wd "umcient military estab- meni curing peace. army appropriation bllL wniCu BrohaM win v. ..Knliiul io tne house tomorrow, carries ap propriations or $328,000,000 which represent a tiinHn r to nnn . 000 front the appropriation for w 7ear and a cut of more than wr in the war department estl fitates of $60.000,000. The drastic nit P1ialrni9ii An. thony said, resulted from the con- icuon ; of committee members v, 5l he rmy h teen living too HOUSE TANGLED I DIPLOMACY Appointment of Ambassador lojtussia is uppuseu By Congressmen WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. The house voted down tonight a pro posal to pave the way for appoint ment of an ambassador to Russia and struck out ot the diplomatic appropriation bill a provision tor raising tne American tegauon i Peklncr to an embassy. Then finding Its feet entangiea in diplomatic problems. It Qait with &n agreement to continue consideration tomorrow. After brief debate the house re jected an amendment by Repre tative Mason. Republican, Illi nois, to set aside $17,500 as the salary of an ambassaaor so mat Mr. Harding as president might be prepared to establish diplomat (Continued on pace 4) effort alone cost ten billions of pounds. Collection Pozt lew. Nations Germany, he continued, can pay only in exports. If she ex ported too much to tne aines. n would mean the ruin of allied in dustries; if she exported too much to the neutrals It would mean tne loss to the allle of the neutral markets. Consequently the ques tion of effectively securing pay ments of reparations . must be taken up with doe account for these facts. He insisted on the necessity oi real progress at the conference. This could be accomplished it France would accept the uoui ogne suggestion as a basis of dis cussion, that is to eay. six billion pounds In SO or 35 annuities, with interest. . Certain things must be Insisted on. he said the determination of Germany's capacity to pay, me renovation of Germany's "fantas tic budget" and the Imposition on her people of taxes as neavy as procured by taxation or tbe issue of bonds. T mm HUP NAMED Redisricting of State to Be Considered by Special Committee Speaker Bean of the house and President Vinton of tbe senate yesterday completed the joint committee on reapportionment which will consider all legislation I intrruliir-orl Infn the legislature those paid by the allied peoples. J dealing with redisricting the Germany must make her people state for representation In the economize as the allies have done. the total or the debt must oe fixed and the mode of payment established. Then, at a meeting similar to that at Spa, the antes should meet Germany and finally discuss a settlement. M. Doumer said Lloyd George s speceh did not change his opinion. Count Sfona. Italian roreign min ister, strongly favored tne expert program or the Belgians. Premier Brian asserted France was not asking ror the impossi ble. French public opinion was readv to accent what might rea- caiioMv ho eollected. but would i . not accept before investigating: a J one-sided theory that Germany is nnable to pay. , Lloyd George Insisted It was essential that something be done now. for neither the allies nor the world generally could bear fur ther delay. legislature. Ritner announced the follow ing senators to serve on the com mittee: Dennis or Union county, StaDles of Multnomah, Patterson of Polk. Hall of Coos, and RoT- edUon of Wheeler. The house members are Bur dick. Carter, Hurd, Gordon and Gallair?rP' Senator Upton, who introduced the resolution providing for the committee, requested that he not be named a member. This was a result of controver sy that arose in the senate early in the session over the proposal to name a ' special committee, some of the senators holding that the standing committee on elec tions and privileges should have the consideration of legislation relative to redisricting. WHITMAN 1 RKATFAY V1LLAGF.S ARK SIIAKKX. MOSCOW, Idaho. Jan. 2T. The University of Idaho won from Whitman college. Walla W'alla. at basket ball here tonight, 23 to 17. GLENS FALLS. N. Y.. Jan. 27. Villages in this section were shaken today for the third time in less than two weeks by what was lvelieved to have been an earthquake. Large carcks appear in the ground at several places. The first weekly noonday luncheon of the Marion County Real Estate association, organized last week, was held yesterday at the Marion hotel. More than 30 prominent real estate dealers, members of the association and several invited guests were in at tendance. H. S. Hndson, president of the United Artisans', representing the Interstate Real Estate association, addressed the gathering. The key note of the address was ror the development ot Oregon's Indus- j tries, the advocacy or keeping within our own country, money available ror loaning purposes and lor an active co-operation among the members or the association. That the people or Oregon advo cate the support or home indus tries, and forget to "carry on." was the firm conviction or Mr. Hudson, and in the course or his remarks he called attention to the immense sale in this state, of Can ad 'an bonds, which go to build up the Canadian industries In place or the industries or our own coun During the year 191. $200,- 000.000 were expended by the state tor outside industries, and $500.0"00 within the state. This would mean that ror every dollar Invested. 99V cents went outside the state, the speaker -said. The result is apparent. To protect home industries, provide tor an ex change in business, and establish a form or ethics should be con sidered by the association or most importance, in the opinion or the speaker. L. A. Hayford. president of the association, named members of the 10 committees provided tor by the constitution: Valuation com mittee, W. H. Liston chairman. W. H. Grabenhorst. H. S. Belle; membership. Charles Nelmeyer chairman. George Hubt? or Sil verton. W. E. Moses or Jefferson; publfcity, E. Grabenhorst chair man. Hugh Magee. jKarl Beck; municipal ordinances, Albert Cop ley chairman. K. Pearcy. W. L. Cummings; legislative. John Scott chairman. W. H. Grabenhorst, Karl Beck; ethics. A. J .Mills chairman. G. Grabenhorst. A. C. Bohmstedt; city planing. Chester L. Smith chairman. M. W. Rowley. Mrs. George Patterson; arbitra tion. G. Grabenhorst chairman. John Scott, H. S. Radclifr; taxa tion. J. M. Rupert, chairman, G. Tr Molsen. Charles Sweegle; legal forms. John Scott chairman, A. C. Bohmstedt. Mr. Wilkinson. The formation of eight new committees to perfect the work of the organization was advised by the president, and appointments made to serve as special commit tees, until such time as they are made permanent. The commit tees include: Industrial. D. D. Socolofsky chairman. Mr. Emmett. Arthur Peterson ; entertainment. Mrs. Winnie Pettyjohn chairman. Mrs. Gertrude Page. W. L. War ing; horticulture. K. Pearcy J chairman. O. K. DeWStte. Albert Copley; agriculture, weorge Swegle chairman. II. -F. Brown. Mr. Compton; timber. Mr. Liston Knights of the Kit Klux Klan and mounted to the heights of super ior knighthood, where they may now it among the gods or the empire Invisible. - Ceremonial I Decribel The ceremonial, described as the greatest since tbe rounding of the new organization of the klan, was held the 54tb anniversary or the taking or the oath as Imper ial wizard by General Bedford Forrest, when the original invisi ble empire or the Ku Klux Klan was founded on January 27, 186 In the bills of Tennessee. Half the Alabama state fair grounds, where the ceremony was held was flooded knee deep in wa ter. The candidates were not per mitted to pick dry spots, but were forced to splash forward to the strains of wierd music. ' The initiates took the oath about the fiery emblem of the or der, on tbe Inside of a great quadrate, formed by hordes of white-robed, hooded rignres. The outer walls or the great square were guarded by Klaniiish horse men, that none might enter but those wbo were conversant with secrets or the order. Wizard Relates Purpose The Klansmen. shrouded in white, formed a living cross in the center or the race track; each held a cross aloft, the standard being white tbe cross-arm red. Two great searchlights played up on them. In front was the throne ot the imperial wizard, surrounded by a thousand Klans men. The Klanamen were marched forward in four, passing the throne and thn cross, and there, in front of the living emblem, the oath was administered. This was the first time in his tory the public has been permit ted to witness tbe conclave. News papermen were permitted to stand on a house-top inside the fair grounds enclosure, with guards on all sides to see that they kept the places assigned to them. W. J. Simons of Atlanta, im-j perlal wizard. In a statement to newspapermen, said the new or der stood for: 1 "One hundred per cent Ameri canism and reconsecratlon to bed rock principles. "White supremacy. "To keep forever separate church and state. "To protect woman's honor and the sanctity oT the home." Mr. Simons cited the followrng f inures on the membership of the Ku Klux Klan: The order has 30.000 members above the Maon ar.d Dixon line: it has 7000 In Chicago. Seven hundred inquiries have been re ceived rrom Los Angeles regard ing the organization or a Klan on the Pacific coait. A mlddlewest domain orflce ia to be established either at Chicago or Cincinnati. The present organization was Ineornorated In 1915. It Includes in its rank a few survivors of the original Klan. WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. His tory will write the name of Presi dent Wilson among the great men of the country and his figure will .stand forth amone the rreat. Representative Venable, Demo crat. Mississippi, declared in tbe house today in dixenssing achieve ments of eight years of Democrat Ic rule. Ieelaring.he admitted there had been waste and stealing in the big work of conducting the war. Mr. Venable said: "It is the height or Injustice to hold Mr. Wilson responsible for he is -no more at fault than con gress, which made appropriations from which the thieves had chance to steal. Punish the guil ty but don t lose sight of the achievements of the people." Ieclaring that it had been charged that Mr. Wilson was cold and aloof. Mr. Venable said it came as a surprise to those who knew the president. "But what does history care ror that?" he asked. "History will measure him ty his service to the world. - "When bit body and health were broken, when his voice was stilled and be- could not derend himseir. It seemed that the Tlrn lance or attacks waa redoublde, when decency should have de manded human sympathy. I I UNDER FOREIGN RULE 87 Per Cent of 1,000,000 Tons of Shipping Subject To Foreign Requisition in Case of War. WASHINGTON SENATOR UNCOVERS AGREEMENT Franklin, President of Inter national Mercantile Company Explains ISO DELEGATES AHfll VE TODAY Twenty-First Annual Inter- State Y. M; Convention Started About ISO eelegates from all parts of Idaho and Oreron will arrive in the city todav to attend the 21st Interstate convention ot the Young Men's Christian asso ciation which starts today and closes Sunday night. The ses sions will t held in the First Prerbyterlan church, the opening session convening at 10:30 this morning. Rev. James Elvin, sec retary of the local association and bis corps of workers .have been untiring in their efforts to make the convention one ot mutual In spiration and far-reaching bene fit; The program for today follows: 10:30 a. m. Opening song ser vice, Walter Jenkins, executive secretary community service. Portland, leader. - 10: 4i. Devotional period. I'.lalne Kirkpatrick. pastor First Methodist church. Salem. 4 11:10. Organization of conven tion. 11:30. Keynote address. Geo. Irving, secretary religious work department, international com mittee. Nw York. 12:15. Luncheon. - 2 p. m. Song and devotional service, Walter Jenkins and Klaine Kirkpatrick. 2:30. General topic. "The As sociation's Field and Opportunity in Health and Recreation.' Dr. John Frown. Jr.. senior secretary Physical department. Internation al committee. New YoTk. 1. "Survey of Typical Field.' L. - E. Elam. chairman phyaieal committee. Y M. C. A., Boise, and A. R. Hodges, physical direc tor. Y. M. C. A.. Boise. WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. ON ficials 61 the International Mer cantile Marine company, headed by P. A. S. Franklin, president, today gave the shipping board their story of their twenty-year agreement with the British gov ernment stipulating that they "pursue no policy Injurious to the Interests of the British mer cantile marine or of British . trade". The agreement was brought to the notice of the hoard through an address by Sen ator Jones ot Washington. Com pair's History Reviewed President Franklin reviewed the history of his company and defended Its policies, which he characterized as being "100 per cent American at all times." He presented a list of. shareholders to substantiate bis statement that 94 per cent of his company was owned by Americans "ia the Unit ed States.! and offered other pa pers to show "the Americanism" of his managing offlcUU. none of whom he declared was a foreign er. Q sett Ions -developed that S7 per cent of the rcore than 1.000. 000 tons of shipping operated by the comany was . registered abroad and was subject to requi sition by those foreign , govern- " ments In case of war. Attention also was directed to the clause ot the agreement specifying that a . majority of the directors ef sub sidiary companies -In England mast be British snbjects. Statements made on these points by International Mercan tile 31 a ripe officials caused Chair man Benson to say that although Americans owned the Teasels, ac tual control rested with the for eign directors of the subsidiary companies. Mr. Franklin de clared, however, that the stock was "locked up in New York, owned by Americans." and for eign control could not s fleet op erations of hlps br his company. The next step in tbe Inquiry will be taken by the board in execu tive session after tbe testimony has been digested by the commis sioners. The board will also consider an "Invitation" extended today by Mr. Franklin and his legal advis or, J. Parker Kirlin. to tell the International Mercantile Marine what It can do to "establish the American merchant marine ia the most desirable and effective way." Mr. Franklin described his company as an "outcast", despite the fact, he said, it had attempt ed to sell Us British- tonnage to "get money to boy American ves sels, flying the American flag and would have done so but for the objection of President Wilson. He said that tbe British fleet at first regarded the International z. Symposium on outstanding features of program. Tom Gawley. Marine as an "American trust In I'liJBicm director T . M. fj. A.. I rntl.nil mrtA mm an "Inritlnn nf Portland; E. A. White, nhvaieal I Am-i rnnit- it. rtrituh director, i. m.-u. a.. Astoria: I trad" INSURANCE DILL PASSES Cash Wood, secretary. Y. M. C. A. Jackson county. Med ford. 3.. Address. "Physical Fitness and Character." Dr. John Brown jr. 6 p. m. Dinner. War Workers. utner groups as arranged. R. Song service, Walter Jenkins. Greetings For- the stale. Dr. The feeling in England was so strong, he said, that the British government was compelled to "take measures for self-protect tion. . Reviewing tbe operations of his vessels since tbe agreement was made. Mr. Franklin declared the British had never Invoked any part of it and experience had R. E. Lee Steiner; for the city, I proved that they would not. nn Domestic Companies May Act as Trustees of Proceeds (Continued on page 3) Unexpected controversy arose yesterday afternoon in the lower house over the bill authorizing lire Insurance companies to act as trustees or the proceeds ot certain insurance policies. This measure was one or rour introduced by the committee on insurance. The oth er three were, upon third reading yesterday, reierred to the commit tee to permit of a public hearing and investigation concerning cer tain propaganda raised against the insurance committee. The hear ing has been set tor Monday after noon. Representative Gallagher of Malheur and Harney raised the principal objection to the bill on the point thut upon death ot the holder or tha policy no protection was offered In the bill which In sured the payment or the policy to (Continued on page 4) Dr. V. L. Utter Response: W. J. Kerr, presi dent Oregon Agricultural college Corvallls. Address. "War Time Experien ces and Their Bearing Upon the Present Day Work ot the Y. M. C. A.. Dr. John Brown. Jr.- less another emergency snch as the world war should cause them to requisition ships flying the British flag. He said the agree ment did not aHect the vessels operated by the international mercantile marine under tbe Am erican Dag. OLDEST MAX PASSES. UKJAII. CaL. Jan. 27.- Pat rick Healey. 119 years of age and believed to have been tbe oldest man In California, died here to day after a short illness. Healey. who was born in Ireland March 1. 1802, came to America "in 1840. He resided in California during the past C9 years. Rev. Father Sebastian of this city, on visiting Ireland recently, verified Healeys birth record. Healey boasted of never .having; been sick. His' mind was keen and ac tive until death. DEATH PENALTY PAID. OSSINING, N. Y.. Jan. 27. Augustln L. Sanchez and Henry Garcia. Mexicans, convicted ot murder, were put tn death tonight In the electric chair in Sing Sing prison after an eleventh-hour at tempt to ' gain a reprieve from Gorernor Miller tad failed. President-Elect Avoids . Popular Demonstrations PALM BEACH. Fla.. Jan. 27. President-elect Harding visited tbe tashlonable colony here today. He did not board his houseboat Victoria until late in tbe evening for tbe last lan of his journey to Miami. The Victoria is expected to reach Miami Saturday.. Eluding a crowd at the docks. Mr. Harding went ashore early in the afternoon. After a private luncheon at the cottage of Joseph Rltter he played golf and was a. guest at a dinner at the Ever glades. Plans for an official reception to the president-elect were aban doned when his personal repre sentatives stated be wanted no formalities to attend his visit. A committee from Miami also was told Mr. Harding would pre fer to carry out his vacation pro gram without devoting attention to popular demonitratlona.