The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 05, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Generally (air; moderate north
westerly winds.
Caughill First to Get Decision Husky Young Islander Yields
imiui nnen tie Trips on Mat Heavyweights Vie for
Wrestling Honors and Turrtblers Put on Interlude
Eight Storm - Tossed Years
In the Presidency Ended;
Spirits Are Dampened! By
1 Reference to Treaty.
Hundreds Gather at New
Home to Greet Ex
1 i President
' Eicbt storm-tossed years In the
presidency, filled with moments
and scenes that will life forever
Salem high athletics accredited
themselves well in the "smokeless
smoker' staged last night by the
high school Mat Club In the school
gymnasium. The contests, which
lasted for the greater part or
three hours, gave evidence of
careful training and practice.
In the boxing bouts John
Caughill was first to win a de
cision, claiming bis victory over
William Frazier. The bouts be
tween Rex Adolph and Winston
Hurris, Wilbur Dailey and Rex
Gibson. Roy Glover and Don War
den, Austin Frazier and Homer
Richardson, all resulted in draws
Adolph and Dailey both did splen-j Leonzo Perry and Arthur Mont-
Gapuz staged a match, illustrat
ing Filipino wrestling in which
G"pJfa Mrrie,,,., I Usual Flurry Attendant Upon
Much of the interest center2d j
arouna me matcn or Kent more
Haggot and Ellis White, content--ing
for heavy weight honors. Tho
match resulted in a draw, each
man getting one tall. Those win
ning their matches were: Mervin
Stoltzheise over Alvin Lotion,
Howard Post over Albert Blenken
ship and William Wright over
Harold Mclntyre. E. Jones and
N'oeskc and Ellis White and Hag
got drew for honors. The last
contest, a boxing match between
Inauguration Is Absent;
New Senate Convenes
Revives Precedent of Con
ferring With Senate In
Executive Session; Hangs
Up Hat and Goes to Work
did work in their contests.
Boxer Unfortunate
1 In a bout between Ringle and
Mayo, a Filipino. Mayo, tripped
upon a corner of the mat and fell,
striking his head against the
floor and was forced to yield the
bout. Previous to the incident
he gave a strong defense against
the fierce attack of Ringle and
la hnman history, ended todajrj landed general straight blows
for Woodrow Wilson, "Just plain from tne -houlder.
Between the boxing and wres-
as he
Woodrow Wilson now,'
smlllngb asserted. -
Under his own root again as- a
private citizen, he rested tonight
with his burden! of state trans
ferred to other shoulders, . and
the shouting and tumult of pub
lic placed behind him. And
through' a day that had taxed his
broken physical powers greatly,
he came smilingly with no hint
at regret! in his retirement.
; There; was but one incident
when that cheerful mood seemed
to fall. 1 1 Mr. Wilson had been
telling ! ! Senator Knox that he
would not witness the inaugura
tlon of! Vice President Coolidge,
as he doubted his ability to ne
gotiate the few steps be must
climb, i
"The senate) has thrown me
down,! he said to the Pennsyl
vania senator. In reference to bat
tles of the past, and the peace
treaty, "but I am not going to
fall down." T.
A moment later some one call
cd his attention to the fact that
Senator Lodge had arrived as
head of the joint committee to
Inform the president that tire 66th
congress stood ready for adjourn
ment. !:
Mr. VIlson turned toward the
' man who led the fight against the
treaty. His face lost its smile as
he listened to the senator's formal
report: and there was In his tone
a touch of cool formality as he
said: ! r ;
"I have no further communi
cation to make. . I appreciate your
courtesy. Good morning.
Yield to Physician.
: Mr. 'Wilson's share In the cere
monies-remained in doubt to thai
last. It was not until he had fin
ished the business that called him
to the capitol that he made known
his yielding to ths entreaties of
his physician and Mrs. Wilson to
spare himself the ordeal his phys
ical condition would make of ad-
- berence to precedent.
; From the moment he emerged
from the White House to enter
the automobile that carried them
to the capitol, Mr. Wilson was
. . shown 1 utmost courtesy "by Mr.
Harding. As he started the pain-
" ful descent of the White House
steps, Mr. Wilson was aided by
, secret service men. After he
tank hack into his seat, Mr. Har
ding stepped In and they rode
side by side, neither in courtesy
to the jj other, responding to the
cheers 1 or salutes that greeted
. ; them, : !
1 Enter Capitol 'Alone.
' At the capitol the car drew up
first at the senate wing entrance.
tilng contests, Julian Burroughs
and Howard Post gave a clever ex
hibition of tumbling. During the
latter part of the wrestling match
es Edward Sebato and Alfonzo
gomery resulted in a draw.
Hub Xfw Enterprise
This was the first undertaking
of the mat club which is a new
organization of the high school.
It has as its purpose the introduc
tion of wrestling and boxing into
school activity and the further
ance of knowledge and interest
In mat work. This is probably
one of the enterprises which the
club has planned for this vcar
and its success both as an athletic
event and financial aid insures a
broader Interest in that line ot
Grosvenor refereed the contests
last night.
Substitutions For Defeated
Measures Planned at
Early Date
Services to be Held in House
Chamber This
WASHINGTON. March 4. The
body of Champ Clark lay in state
tonight in the ball of the house
of representatives, guarded by
capitol police. In the chamber
where the late democratic leader
spent the greater part of An act
lve political life, funeral services
cuss Ways of Rehabilitation
PORTLAND. March 4. A call
was issued today from the head
quarters office of the Loyal Le
gion of Loggers and Lumbermen
tor a special session of the board
of directors of that organization
March 14 to consider and discuss
ways and means ot rehabilitating
lie jiuuiicm iii c, iuuci at eci ivca i v a suu uiaua v
will be held tomorrow morning, jthe lumber industry.
Speaker Gillette will preside.
Eulogies will be delivered by
Senator' Reed of MUsourl and
Representative Mann of Illinois.
A special train bearing the
body and the congressional escort
party will leave for Missouri At
3 o'clock. It is due to Arrive in
St. Louis Sunday afternoon and
the body will be taken to the city
hall where it wilt lie in state until
midnight. . Early Monday morn
ing the train will leave tor Bowl
ing Green, Mo., where funeral ser
vices and burial will take place.
(Continued on page 2.)
Roseburg Has Promise
Of Bumper Peach Crop
ROSEBURG, Or., March ' 4.
Peach trees are in full bloom in
this section and there is every
prospect that a bumper crop of
the fruit will be grown here this
year. Weather conditions are
propitious, and according to Fruit
Inspector C. E. Armstrong, who
has just returned to Roseburg
from an Inspection trip through
out the northern part of the
county, there is every indication
of prosperous year for the fruit
Old and neglected orchards
have in a number of instances
been condemned by the inspector
and will be destroyed. in order to
protect the fruit industry of the
WASHINGTON. March 4. The
sixty-sixth congress passed peaces
fully into history today with lit
tle of the flurry usually attend
ant to the hurley burley of an in
Final gavels fell In the house
at tl:."o o'clock and the senate
about 12:30. Immediately the
new jou-ite was called to order
by Vice President Coolidce for
the session requested by President
The final sessions were virtual
ly devoid or lelslat ion. The
principal bills which failed were
the army and navy appropriation
budgets, and the immigration r
seclusion bill. The army and im
migration measnres met a "pock
et" veto by President Wilson,
and tha naval bill failed in the
. . resident wnson, m epnrorm-
L. L. L. L. DireCTOrS TO UIS-iance wl,b etistom. waited upon
congress in us final hour In bis
room off the senate chamber,
signing a few last minute meas
ures. Among these wers the sun
dry civil appropriation bill, and
the Langley bill appropriating
$18,600,000 for hospitalization of
of former service men.
Finale in Tame j
' Republican leaders plan .to
draft substitutes lor the army and
navy bills as soon as the extra
session is convened' by President
xisruing ana rusn mem inrougn.
The immigration restriction mea
sure also will be one of the first
measures considered.
In addition to the Army and
Immigration bills, President Wil
son pocketed the Watson bill,
amending the war insurance act.
And a private claim bill.
Little, speed marked the day's
final proceeding, and It was a
tame finale In- comparison with
past congresses.
There were many touching In-r
cldents In retirement to private
life of many seasoned veterans.
:I2 Senators Sworn In ,
Swearing in of 32 senators was
the first business of the new sen
ate, which Is expected to continue
Its session through next week and
I II I V-v , I .fill I
M r, T nnw nvnc p hfm T
Executive Mansion is Open
ed To Folks From
Order Issued by Service
Board Yesterday Affects
The Entire State
Governor OIcoll Will Appoint
Layman to Serve in Law
yer's Place on Board
The lumber industry is in a
very critical condition, which re
quires careful attention and Ac
tion," declared the message call
ing the meeting. Freight rates,
market And demand, production
and selling costs, unemployment
and the nceislty of getting mill
and camps started will be the
chief items of discussion.
The call said that approximate
ly the normal production of the
west coast mills is a
week. About 40,000,000 feet Is
being actually produced now. it
Is said, and about 35.C00.000 feet
is being sold.
Drop is From 5 to 15 Per
Cent Below Present
Freight Charges
LJ . . ; 1
r Following Is the complete text
of President Harding's Inaugural
( fonnlrj-men, when oti nrrrv
tl world about him ftrr ihe jrfat 1orm,
the marks of detrurtnn n! yet
trnu-int in the ragged need of the thing
whirh. withitftod it. if he U n American
brtathet the rlarified atmophere with
' ?,' minglinjr of regret and new hope.
iY "n wor'( P'0 aperid ita f ur
'T', t i contemplat our republie. ua
hken td Jtoid oar, rirUizatinn aeiir.
'Mftr Ewithin Ihe law and riviliiatioa
r Uaeparsbla and though lxth were
'"'Meiied wo find them now aeeure. and
laera come to Ameriraat tho profonnd
" that our representative gOTern
M I ?th hVrtie.t exprTaaion and aret
Standing In thin presenee, mimlful of
. anleainitr of thta orea.ion. feeHnff th
otin which no one mar know nnlil
H' tho great weight if reaponiubil
J for kinelf. I must utler my belief in
? '" inapiration of tho founding
' fLi!T, ' Sur3r there ointt he beon
J Intent in the making of thia nw
' World tnl,lij ri( i. i.
t but one ambiguity, and we taw
awj"' in iPl''n fc-rifire and
Vud. With MBMB -m&intAitierf flke MBttAM
J"Wa and ita ron-ord tnaptring: " Wo
ien the world riret it hopefnl ge
T 'ho arreat tmtna on wbirh tho foon
a wrought. We bare aeen eiil. human
ad 'religiona lilterlr verified and rVnri.
III the beginning Ihe old world arof
4 at our eaoeriment. todar nr faunda.
. twaa of political and aorial Wlief stand
, njiea, a prerioua inheritanre to our-
J B inspiring eaamplo -of freedom
d ciTilizatuin to all mankind. Let oa
spre: Renewed and atranglhened dero-
grateful reverence for the immortal
"'(Inaiac, and utter our confidence in the
sprem fulfillment. ,
-. !'?"tr Wtadonu"
TS rocorded progress of ou republic
Willamette Loses Game
With Oregon 25 to 21
EUGENE. Ore., March 4. ITni
rersity of Oregon won from Wil
lamette university basketball play
ers In a ivortnwesi conierence
game here tonight by a score of
25 to 21. Oregon started with a
number of substitutes . but the
score became so close that they
were yanked and regular players
put in.
Astoria Ad Club Sends
Salmon to Harding
ASTORIA, Or., March 4. The
Astoria Ad club today expressed
a case of Columbia river chinook
salmon to President Harding for
use on national canned fish day.
jtnaterUlly and spiritual!? in ,'itself proves
tho wisdom of the Inherited policy oi
non invotvement in Old world affairs
Confident of onr ability to" work" out our
own destiny and jealously guarding our
right to l so. we ask no part in rtirert-
ing the dttinies of the Old World. V
do not mean to lw entangled. We will ar
erpt ho responsibility cxrept as onr own
conscience and judstneat in each instance
may determine.
Our eves never will ! blinded to a
developing menace, oar ear never deaf
to the eH of civilization. e rerognize
Ihe new order in the world with the closer
contacts which progrnut has wrought. We
mum tho feeling of the human heart for
fellowship, fraternity and co-operation.
Ki crave "friendship and harbor no hate.
But America, onr America, tho America
bu ikied on the foundation laid by the in
spired fathers, can bit a party to no per
tnanent military alliance. It can enter in
to no political , commitments, nor assume
any economic obligations or subject our
decisions to any other than our own au
I sin sore oar own people wilt not
misunderstand nor will tho world muton
stme, wo have thought to impede the
patha to eWer relationship. We wish to
promote understanding. We want to do
our part in making offensive warfare so
hateful that governments and peoples who
resort to it must prove the righteonsnrs
of their canse or stand aa outlaw a before
the bar of civilization.
"Association for CoonaeL"
Wo are ready to associate ourselves
with the watmn of the world. Brest, an.l
smalt, for conference, for counsel. t; seek
the espresaed views of world opinion, to
ecommend a way to approximate disarm
anient and relieve tho crushing burden of
military and naval establishments. We
elect - to participate in suggesting plan
for mediation, conciliation and arbitration.
nd. would gladly join in that expressed
The Dalles Farmer Is
Beaten and Robbed
(Continued on mee 2.)
SEATTLE, Wash., March 4.
J. A. Debois. a farmer living near
The Dalles, Ore., was beaten Into
Insensibility and robbed of $4,470
in currency in the east side of the
city early tonight, he told the po
lice, and is in the city hospital in
a serious condition. Debois said
he carried the money in a belt.
Railroads operating in Oregon,
by an order Issued by the public
service commission yesterday,
are given until March 31. to re
duce from 5 to 15 per cent their
freight rates throughout the state
cn all fuel wood, pulp wood, cord
wood and wood bolts. The action
was taken upon th3 initiation of
the commission after an exhaust
ive investigation following com
plaints received relative to rates
charged. A hearing was held on
February 3.
The railroads affected by thi
order are the Croat Northern.
Northern Pacific. Oregon Trunk.
Oregon-Washington Railroad and
Navigation company. Spokane.
Portland & Seattle in Oregon, the
Southern Pacific and the Oregon
I nervate Irrnieri.
Orieinally wood rates had been
subjected to an Increase by the
then adjourn until tho extra nes- director general whil. the roads
sion of the 67th congress Is
called. Only ona senator-elect,
Peter Norbeck of South Dakota,
failed to respond to his name to
day. After the ceremonies attendant
on the inauguration of President
llardinz had ended, the new sen
ate again assembled, received per
sonally from the new chief execu
tive his cabinet appointee and
confirmed thpir nominations. The
greatly increased Republican ma
jority in the new s'-nate compelled
rearrangement of seating. A
dozen Republican, were a?fig-ned
to seats across the aisle in the
Democratic section, there reestab
lishing the old "Cherokee strip."
Meeting early fn their final ses
sions. Iioth senate and house
marked time for the inaugural
ceremonies about noon. Iast
speeches of retiring members and
tributes to them and to senate
and house officers mingled with
transaction ot routine business.
In the house adjournment came
after two hours of speech-making.
Kennnmy Claimed
The resignation of John F. I-
gati from membership on the state
parole board is expected to reaCb
Governor Olcott within a few
days, and the governor doubtless
will immediately appoint his ur
eessor. In a letter to Senator
Hanks of Multnomah county,
which was read lief ore the judi
ciary committee at the legislative
session, Mr. Logan announced his
intention to resign from the board
about March 1.
The letter was written as a re
sult of a bill that was Introduced
by Senatcr Hume, providing that
no lawyer, sheriff, court clerk or
other court offic?r be eligible to
serve on the board. The bill
failed to pas, but it was generally
recognized as having merit in
that it would prevent any person
from serving on the board who
might be personally Interested in
some of the Inmates of the prison.
Oppanents of the measure de
clared It was directed personally
at Mr. Logan, but thl Senator
Hume ' emphatically denied
though he stoutlv affirmed that
no attorney should be a m?mber
of the board. Governor Olcott.
when apprised that Mr. Logan in
tended to resign from the board,
said he would appoint a layman,
and if he adheres to the state
ment the policy will serve tempo
rarily the purpose of the Hume
Will Answer Arguments
Used by Uoyd George
In Ultimatum
Believe New Propositions
Will Be Laid Before
irterv jcovei
is xthfr
Numerous xthfr cbanprs wero
made from time to time, the re
sult of which was the cancellation
oT specific commodity ratcH and
the establishment by th- railroad
companies of higher distnc
scales. Proposed advances wen?
suspended by the commission.
Exhibits of the carriers showed
that th-y were contemplating fur
ther increases ranging from 3 to
IT. per cent. In its order lb
commission not only denies these
increases, but reduces existing
dates from ." to 15 pr cent.
In its preliminary statement the
commission said:
WASHINGTON. March 4. The
reins of presidential authority
patsved from Woodrow Wilson to
Warren G. Harding today In an
inaugural ceremony At once the
simplest And most dramatic of a
The drama centered About the
retirement of Woodrow WlUon.
Insistent to the last that be would
carry out a retiring president's
customary part in the ceremonies.
Mr. Wilson finally yielded to the
warning of his physician that he
might endanger his life. And only
Accompanied his successor to the
capitol. i
As he descended from the
White House portico to enter the
waiting automobile, secret service
men placed his feet on each de
scending step; when ha left the
car to enter the capitol he was
practically lifted np a short flight
of steps by An attendant.
After a few moments At the
capitol Mr. Wilson west to his
private home to become "plain
Woodrow Wilson now, as he ex
pressed It.
Nominations Submitted.
Before Mr. Harding had been
president An hour he had revUed
a precedent set by George Wash
ington by conferring with the sen
ate In executive session;, submit
ting in person ' the nominations
of his ten cabinet officers. Alt
were immediately confirmed.
Within Another honr he had goo
to the White House to f hang uj
his hat and go to work., as hi
often had said. And unlocked th
White House gates, for four years
closed to the public. The pablic
celebrated by Actually! overrun
ning the grounds and peeping
LONDON. March 4. Awaiting
advices from Berlin as to whether
new proposals are to b submitted
to the allies on Monday, Dr. Si
mons. German .foreign secretary,
and the German experts ire busy
preparing a reply to some Argu
ments nsed by Premier Lloyd
George In delivering the Allied
ultimatum yesterday. The Ger
mans strongly object to the yer
dict of the allies that they were
entirely responsible 'or .the war
and the premier's argument that
if they taxed themselves as France j through the windows to see the
County Court is Soon To
i Controversy I
Mount Angel
ihn vririratifa riivtrirt (ro in at
-The issues herein presented t.mlam,e, urRinK respective
involve increased revenue meas- ,
A total appropriation during j tation.
nres under the guise of uniform
ity and which of necessity resolve
themselves into the question of
a . proper rate basis in thr Matf
of Oregon for ilie commodities af
lected. Fuel wood '-iny a life
necessity, practically everybody as
a consumer is interested in the
rates applicable to its transpor-
0. A. C. Loses in Game
With Washington
SEATTLE. Wash.. March 4
University of Washington defeated
the Oregon Agricultural collece
basketball team by a score of 29
to 24 in one of the most closely
contested games of the conference
series on the varsity floor here to
night. The Washington quintet
did not have the game safely won
until the final whistle sounded.
Seilk of Washington and Stinson
of O. A. C. were the stars of the
MISSOULA. Mont., March 4.
University of Idaho defeated the
Montana State university basket
hall team here tonight. 42 to 22.
riay wa3 all In Idaho's favor.
the congress of about IS. 210.000
000 was shown of which $3.rO0.
000.000 was made during the last
session. In the house wrangle
over money records, the Republi
cans claimed great economies
a saving of three billions, accord
ing to Representative Mondell.
Republican floor leader but the
Democrats asserted no real econ
omy had been achieved.
Prominent amonc the measures
which died were the Knox peace
resolution, the soldiers' bonus
bill, tho Calder coal reeulation
bill, and the packer control bill.
The bill for government regula
tion of coal storage also died in
the house.
Other imnorlant measures
which failed inc. tided those pro
viding for establishment of a bud
get system: for reapportionment
of congress: for leorganization of
the patent office; for co-operative
marketing; by farmers: for an ap-
Again. under the title "Unifor-
mitv.' the commission's, order
Fr Uniform Rates
"From the trend of carrier tes
timony submitted in these pro
ceedings, the thoucht apparently
never occurred, nor has been stu
diously avoided, that adjustments
involving cancellation after can
cellation of commodity rates
might properly be equalized
through lowering the distance
, scales substituted cor respond in ?r-
ly. It is in this way that original
basin rates established for the
fostering of industries are Ig
nored. The idea of supplying
rate that will freely move the
traffic seems to have grown an
tiquated and obsolete.
"The word 'uniformity" has tie
come generally reropnied as the
signal f,r advances The tariffs
bear abundant evidence of tlK
and England had done they would
be able to pay what Is demanded
o( them.
With regard to the question of
responsibility for the war. the
Germans maintain the European
powers were equally at fault And
rit a recent speech by Mr. Lloyd
George in which he is quoted as
raying that the world drifted Into
the war.
"It I- hard to make a man who
believes he Is innocent say he is
Ftiiity." said a delegate today.
"As for tiivfelf, I would rather
toiiiinit suicide than admit Ger-
pttli Hnntrnvprsv From I ,nany aIonr wai responsible. Any
ieuit ivunuuvei5y riui.i j M) mhlch ma9 MCll aB
admission would promptly be over
It is the opinion of Germans
here that new propositions will
lie laid befor" the supreme coun
cil but they have no hope they
will satisfy the allies. They now
fear Premier Lloyd George, con
sidering that he committed him
self so far to the French rlew
in his speech yesterday that It is
impossible for him to recede.
Ilsides. they hold the firm at
litiide displayed In yesterday's
speech was met with uch appro-
tal In Britain that the pre
iii'cr must realize he fallowed the
popular view. i ney believe ap
proval was particularly noticeable
respecting the decision to occupy
Dnisbiirg. Ruhrort and Dness?!
dorf. which was taken. It Is tin
derstood. with the Idea of bring
ing pressure on the big Industrial
The spokesman for the German
delegation declared this evening
that no reply was expected from
ti.-it a -
neriin oeiore uniay night, as
the cabinet would take all the
time possible to consider the sit
uation arising from th allied ultimatum.
Yesterday was the day set for
the bearing of school boundary
cases in the county court, and
three petitions were presented.
Iarge delegations of patrons from
The boundary line dispute re
lating to the Mt. Angel school
district, which came liefore the
county court at a former hearing,
was again presented. Those in
terested in changing the present
school district boundary who
were present were Father Dom
inick. George May. Fred Schwab.
Henry Saifeld. Joseph J. Keber.
Fred Kline and John Windisher.
The case was taken under advise
ment and it is thought a decision
will lie rendered in a day or two.
The petition for a change in
the boundary lines of the Scotts
.Mills school district was thrown
nit by the court owing to a defect
in the petition. Floyd Davenport.
C. D. Hartmann. Elija Smith and
Joseph Zimmerman of Silverton
and Charles Heinz and J. N.
Amundson of Scotts Mills were
present at the hearing.
A third case brought to the at
tention of the court was that of
the Stayton districts and was tak
en under advisement until March
1. By taking a slice off tjic
Stayton. West Slayton. Sublimity
and Aiimsvllle districts, the peti
tion as presented proposed the
creation of a new school district.
However, after ihe hearing yes
terday it was thought that by rut-
cnell;itioi during recent years , Mnc U,M1 lR,. M,Undary line-? de-
propriatlon of fino.nou.oon for of hundreds of commodity rates ; rrn-d in the petition th- ne
federal good roads aid: to stop
loans to allies: to prohibit future
trading in foodstuffs: to prohibit
strikes on railroads and other
enirnr carriers; for civil ser
vice reform; for creation of de
ejirtnien of etiuoiion: for infant
and maternity aid: for action on
the Impeachment proceedings of
Representative Welty, Democrat.
Ohio, against Federal Judgr Lan
dis: for punishment of criminal
with higher class anrt instance f!j , ,;.. M-onie a nart of
scales substituted therefor. I" the Stayton district, provided that
tne cancellation or siecmc com
modity rates, under the euis o
uniformity schedules of Insuffic
ient flexibility properlv care fr
the traffic tinder the various con
dition by which frequently sur
rounded, often resuTt and so-called
uniformity has brought timely
protest in these cases, supported
by the records as to the move-
"ja means transportation for the!
ipnpils is provided by the Stayton
(Continuod oa page 2.)
(Continued on page 2r)
district. George Keefh. a prom
inent business man of Stayton
w as the chief spokesman in favor j
of a change in the boundary lim
itations. The next regular date for the
hearing of school boundary line
cases by the county court, is set
fur April 3.
Harding Receives
Boots From 70 Shoe
Factory Employes
BROCKTON. Ma-s.. March
I. "Did he wear Vm?"
S-vnty employes of a
h? Factory hre today eag
eily canned newspaper ac
counts of the inaugural cer
emonies at Washington to
find an answer to that ques
tion They were solicitous about
the fate of a p air of fine
dree iMMit. size 10-D. with
cloth tops and aeven fancy
buttons each, which they
had presented to Warren G.
Harding to be worn at his
new president. i
Mr. Harding took the oath of
office at 1:18 p. m.. exactly eight
years to the minute from the
time Mr. Wilson took' his first
oath. The Inaugural ceremonies
were kept free from almost every
show of the romp And cirmm-
stance that usually surround the
incoming of a chief j exective..
Thousands witnessed the oath
and cheered the old and new pres
idents but the crowd was only a
fraction of the customary throngs.
Return to Normalcy. Aim.
On the Bible nsed by George
Washington At his first Induction
Into office, sad on a' verse of
scripture extolling the 'virtues ot
an humble faith In God, Mr. Har
ding plighted bis best! Ability to
the presidency. In his inaugural
address he reaffirmed his rever
ence for the traditions -of the
fathers and reiterated j his belief
that the supreme task Ahead was
to bring thi country once more
to normalcy.
The inauguration cert mouy took
place as usual on s stand erected
Above the east steps or the capi
tol. but in marked contrast to
previous Inaugurations. when
thousands of rats were provided,
the company had to remain stand
ing. Even the Inaugural stand
was much smaller, and was erect
ed to accommodate a; telephonic
apparatus which carried Mr.
Harding's voice so that for the
first time thousands htard An in
augural address. ;
About the only features famil
iar to inaugurals were the patri
otic decorations that fluttered un
der a bright sun Along renntyl-
vania avenue and the usual escort
ot cavalry acting as a presidential
guard ot honor In the ride to and
from the capitol. The only sem
blance of a parade was presented
by the llttl group of official mo
tor car and the hollow square
of troopers. J
Before his own Inauguration
began Mr. Harding attended that
of his vice president. Calvin Cool
idge. in the senate chamber.
Apf.Ua4 l rievjue tt
It was an hour past noon when
the first of the Inaugural com
pany began to file out on the plat
form facing the east placa, mem
bers of the senate and house
reining first, followed ty the for
eign diplomats in drees uniform
and last of all by the! Justices of
the supreme court and the president-elect.
Chief Justice White
end Mr. Harding walked to the
front of the platform together,
as th marine band played the
national anthem. Then the oath
was administered and tho new
president began his Inaugural Ad
dress, reading from manuscript,
i ' ' i
I Continued on pace S)