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Advance Legion of Daugh
ters of American Revo
lution Arrives For Annual
CAPITOL ADORNED TO
program Replete With Fea
tures Designed to Uplift
National f Spirit
By GERTRUDE ROBISON ROSS
Nearly a hundred delegates
from tiftous parts of the state
arrived yesterday j and the state
contention of Daughters of the
American Revolution wiH open In
Salem today. Mrs. John A. Keat
ing, state regent,! will preside.
More delegates will arrive today.
'As a preliminary the first af
fair on the official program was
the board meeting at the state
house last night, at which all the
state officers, chapter chairmen
and chapter regents were present.
The. meeting was preceded by
dinner at Hotel Marlon, the 30
members of the board attending.
The various resolutions of the
state board were drawn up, and
tne. 'preliminary business dis
cussed, together with the mat
ters to be handled by the conven
tion. Hall Place of Keauty
The regular program will open
this morning aj 9:30, when all
the delegates from the 18 chap
ters will be In their places In the
The house of representatives In
the state capitol where the con
vention la being held, has been so
llEgulsed with plants and flow
ers that It is scarcely recogniza
ble as the same drab place In
rhich the members of the lower
ouse ground out their official
Jutlet as representatives of the
state's taxpayers a tew weeks ago.
On each delegate's desk Is;
mall pot of the dainties" flowers
Imaginable. From each high
chandelier falls a . shower of
vines; and at Intervals about the
room huge jardenlcrea filled with
fern and Oregon grape have been
placed. Before the windows a
lattice work of vines and flowers
gives the feminine touch, and the
numerous flags give proof of the
patriotic nature of the organiza
Historic Touches Added
On a green burlap .screen to
tfca left of the regent's chair in
(be front of the hall, a fac simile
of the original Declaration of In
dependence Is displayed together
with copies of the 18th and nine
teenth amendments and an art
copy. of Lincoln's Gettysburg ad-
v tress. ,
f Beneath the great dome In the
lobby hangs the huge flag of the
old battleship Oregon. The same
decorative scheme of fern and
tlowera Is carried out in the lob
by as well as in the house. Mn
Frances Connell, chairman of the
committee on decorations is
ehiefljr responsible for the beau
tiful effect achieved.
Among the prominent women
no are in Salem is Mrs. W. D.
Held of Boston who will speak
. at the conference. -,
Prominent perron Here
The "blue blood- of the state
of Oregon Is represented by such
omea as Mrs. John Keating.
rs. C. a Jackson, of Portland:
Mrs iaae Lee Patterson, vice
President general; Mrs. E. C. Ap
jerson of McMinnville; Mrs. J. M.
iT.uhtof Portland; Mrs. J. H.
Katchellor.of Corvallls; Mrs. F.
wnuvllie Bogart of Eugene; Mrs.
t "J" Mri- P. Ross, Mrs
J. U. rOTTItwlf Xf I.V. IT
5. Mrs. W. C. Witzel. Mrs. F.
f0 J. Coffin, Mrs. C. E. Wol
(Continued on page 5.1
Women Who Earn Big Wages
HIS POST AS
Man Who Almost Won State
Basketball Title, by Fake
Decides to Pass Up Job
BAKER. Or., March 17 The
resignation was announced today
of C. G. Dewey, coach of the Ba
ker high school basketball team.
minurawai or the Hakor team
from the Oregon basketball tourn
ament at Salem last week was
forced after the team had attain
ed the semi-finals, on the ground
that an ineligible player was a
member of the team.
Dewey said today that he felt
his resignation was In order be
rause of this circumstance and so
had tendered It.
Thq resignation was accepted.
At the state Inter scholastic bas
ketball tournament hero last week
Dewey played a crack but ineligi
Me basketball, player named
ulakely under the name, of Roy
Stoddard, while Stoddard played
under the name or Luce. This
was against the rules of the State
High School Athletic association
and. caused Baker, which was in
a fair way to win the state cham
pionship, to forfeit all of its vic
tories and be withdrawn from the
The move on the part of Dwey
was suspected by George Mcln
tyre, principal at Baker, who
telegraphed to Salem for a de
scription of the sensational Baker
player. This caused the fake to
111 BE SOLD
State Board Has Authorized
$1,000,000 Issue To
Match Federal Fund
An Issue of $1,000,000 in
state highway bonds to match
federal funds for the construction
of post roads was decided upon
by the state board' of control yes
terday and the bonds will be ad
vertised at once. They will be
four-year bonds, under the act of
the 1921 legislature which auth
orizes the board to issue short-
term bonds. The state highway
department suggested that the
period be four years. The board
fixed the interest rate at fire
and a half percent.
The board of control previously
has issued $3,700,000 in bonds to
match federal money, and the is
sue authorized yelterday will
bring the total up to $4,700,000.
The total in federal aid accruing
to Oregon is $5,567,829.27 which
may be matched under the law.
Balloon Breaks Loose
From Mooring at Havana
HAVANA, Mar. 17. A captiTe
balloon with three men In the bas
ket broke from its moorings today
at the American naval station at
Guantanamo, and sailed away
Among the men aboard was Cap
tain Miller of the medical corps.
Several airplanes went in pursuit
without results. It Is bettered
the men bare been lost.
Wage Rate Decided
For Klamath Falls
KLAMATH PALLS. Or.. Mar. 17
Common labor will be paid
$3.60 a day for public work in
this county, this decision having
been reached by the county com
missioners and officials of the
United States reclamation service
and Irrigation districts who held
a meeting here to discuss means
of keening down the public ex
nense. A man and team will get
$6.50 a day and a man and four
hrrM will eet $9.50. -xne Dasic
iiar will be eight hours. The it
Wage wage for common labor last
rear was $4 a day.
. (.Mrs. Arthur Henry)
Playwright and TUy-Itrokcr Who
Earns Over f-i5,00 a Yvm.
(fly International Xew Service)
A numberof talented women
have won success as playwrights
or in the play-brokerage business.
It is an interesting field tor wo
man's endeavor and to some has
proved not only interesting but
lucrative. Clare Kummer, play
wright and play-broker, has estab
lished an enviable position in that
business. She is among the most
successful and earns over $25,000
a year. In the world of make be
lieve the products of her pen have
commanded unusual recognition.
Pa aI lace.
Mrs. Henry Cantwall Wallace
of Des Moinesi la., wife of the
new secretary of agriculture, who
is. like her husband, a practical
agriculturist. Mrs. Wallace will
be a welcome addition to the cabi
net circlj In Washington.
CUR UPSETS. 3
60 TO HOSPITAL
Salem Women Are Severely
Hurt When Auto Over
turns on Prison Road
Mrs. A. H. Litchfield. Mrs. John
Plank and Mrs. M. W. Hilborn. all
well known women of Salem and
vicinity, were severely injured
when an automobile in which they
were driving with Mr. Litchfield
overturned in a ditch on the paved
road running east from the state
penitentiary late yesterday after
noon. Mrs. Litchfield and Mrs. Hil
born lire on rural route Xo. 5 and
Mrs. Plank lives in Salem.
While the Injuries of all three
of the women are painful and se
vere enough to have caused them
to be taken to the Deaconess hos
pital it is not believed the wounds
are dangerous. AH tnree were
bruised and cut about the head
and body and there is a chance
that some. bones were fractured.
It is believed that Mrs. Plank may
have a fractured leg.
It is said the mishap was caused
by Mrs. Litchfield becoming mo
mentarily frightened and grasping
the arm of Mr. Litchfield who was
driving, causing the car to veer in
to the ditch.
Holds Heavily Armed Posse
At Bay From. Barrica
AMERICAN FALLS. Idaho,
Mar. 17. W. H. Ball. 26. a Paul
ine farmer, after shooting and
slightly wounding F. Biant. an
other farmer on the highway near
Pauline, barricaded himself in his
cabin and shot three other men
of a posse which besieged him.
Pauline is 35 miles from Amer
ican Falls. Meager details from
the siege are to the effect that
Charley Torrance, Power county
deputy sheriff; John Kajawalis.
farmer, and an unidentified man
A posse, heavily armed, left
American Falls tonight.- Ball shot
Biant. his first victim, on the
highway at 10:30 a.m. today and
immediately piled boxes and
tables about the front of his cab
The posses battled for four
hours and then ran out of am
munition. It is said that after. Deputy
Sheriff Torrance fell wounded
before the cabin. Ball rushed out
and dragged the wounded man
into the cabin with him.
New Immigrants Attack
Anarchist in New York
NKW YORK. March 17. Im
migrants arriving today from El
lis Island attacked a man w-no
exhibited a placard advocating
overthrow of the United Slafa
Police officers arrested ths man
and arrested him on a charge ot
criminal anarchy. He said nil
name was J. G. Greenberg". a na
tive of Rumania.
The placard read: "Down with
the United States government; it
is unfair to the workers."
Prod at High Cost of Travel
ing Taken by Southern Pa
cific Railroad Line
The railroads are giving
Hi Cost a sllshl Jab under
The following dispatch was re
ceived from Portland yesterday:
"According to an announce
ment mad? by the Southern Pa
cific company today, all western
railroad have agreed to a general
induction ia dining car menu
prices ranging from l.". to 2.". per
cen:. As specific instances of the
reduction mad? the Southern Pa
cific gives the following menu
Kggs. 2.' to ZO cents; ham and
ej;e. 70 to fii cents; prape fruit.
HO to 2.", cents: fruit. 2. to ?.
ccntH: steak. $1.40 to $1.2.".; some
ratatws. 20 to 1.". cents."
National Guards of Only
Four Other States Lead
Oregon's national guard is
ahead of the national Kuard or
ganizations of all other states west
of. the Mississippi river, according
to a tabulation of statistics receiv
ed at the office of George A.
White, adjutant general, from the
war department. Further, it is
shown that Oregon stands fifth in
the efficiency or its national
guard organization for the United
The official table shows the
standing of all states !n the work
of reorganizing and rehabilitating
the citizen army following the
The state of Washington also is
in a strong position with eleventh
place while California is sown as
33rd on the list. Indiana brings
up the end of the procession wjth
' n in ist
The total present strength offto be seized from behind by her"
the national guard of the United
States is shown to be 80:323.
while the authorized strength is
Because of a decision of the war
department to have the company
letter designations of D. H. and M
apply to machine gun companies
it may be necessary for the famous
Company M of Salem to- use an
other letter designation. The
state department prefers that the
company do this rather than re
duce its strength to that of a ma
chine gun company. The Salem
company is an infantry unit.
The old Company M led the
state in mobilization at the out
break of the Mexican border trou
ble and also in the mobilization
for duty overseas in the world
Two Soldiers Wounded;
Concealed Riflemen Fire
Kl. PASO. Texas. March 17.
United States Immigration officers
and soldiers of the border patrol
engaged in a long' battle tonight
with Mexicans at a point on the
Rio Grande near-here. Two sol
diers have been wounded and a
bullet crazed the bead of one of
the immigration officers.
The battle was still going on at
12:25 a. m.
The wounded -re Private M. J.
Kotler. Company D, 48th infantry,
shot in the left arm. and scalp
Private Petroskl, shot
through hip, believed serious.
Joseph F. Thomas, immigration
inspector, scalp wound. :
The shooting started about 10
p. m., when three immigration of
ficers discovered three Mexicans in
the act of wading the river, about
50 yards wide at that point. Chal
lenged, the Mexicans opened fire,
which was at once returned by the
immigration officers. Two of the
Mexicans felt but one quickly
aroe and he. with his companion,
carried the third to the Mexican
shore. By this time the firing had
become general, rifle men con
cealed in the bushes on the Mexi
can side joining in the fusillade.
Cashier of Kelso State
Bank Drowns Himself
PORTLAND. Ore., March 17.
Following the closing today by the
Washington state banking depart
ment of the Kelso State bank,
Fred 1 Stewart, its cashier,
leaped overboard from a ferryboat
at Kalama and was drowned to
night, according to advices receiv
ed by Arthur O. Jones, vice-president
o f the First National bank
I S ACQUITED
Jury Returns With Decision
For Exoneration After 40
One Ballot Taken.
PLANS FOR FUTURE
Condition of Widow Serious;
Will Not be Told Of
ARDMORK, Okla., March 17.
Clara Smith Hamon late today
was acquitted on a charge of hav
ing murdered Jake L. Hamon.
Republican national committee
man from Oklahoma and million
aire railroad and oil promoter.
The jury van given the ca-.- at
4:30 p. m. and returned to the
court room 40 minutes later. H.
V. C. Laughridge. 73 years old.
foreman, said only one ballot was
taken, a secret one, confirmed by
a rising vote.
Clara Hamon obtained the in
formation fully seven minutes bo
fore the verdict was rendered in
open court and sat, surrounded
by her family, half-smiling, half
afraid to believe the nods of as
surance that were bent toward
When JNdge T. W. Champion
mounted the bench and received
an affirmative response to his
question: "Gentlemen, have you
reached a verdict?" her eyes In
tently followed the bailiff as he
received the verdict from Mr.
uaugnnage. ana handed It o
tne cierK. who read it in a ner
vous, falsetto voice.
Surreundetl lly Family
Clara Hamon gasped audibly in
ine tensely silent court room,
drooped forward in her seat, only
younger brother "Jimmy" who
squeezed her violently and kissel
her. Tears came to her eyes and
other members cf her family
cried with her as she, crossed to
the standing jurors aid haltingly
thanked them. y
The defendant cart to the
press room to thank 'newspaper
workers, holding the arms of
Sheriff Buck Garrett and her bro
ther and. with tears streaming
down her face, said:
"I am the happiest woman in
She used a secret passage from
the court room to escape the
crowdg which threatened to over
whelm her and went to a lower
floor of the building, where she ,
Father Seriously III
Tonight her plans for the fu
ture were Incomplete, she and
members of her counsel said. She
is considering a number of busi
ness propositions, according to
Walter Scott of Fort Worth, one
of her counsel.
Her father. J. L. Smith, is ser
iously ill at EI Paso. Texas, and it
was said she might return there
to be with him.
None of the memlers of the
family of Jake L. Hamon .was
present when the erdict was re
turned. Mrs. Hamon. the widow,
and her 19-year-old son Jake L..
Jr., left when the case was
placed in the jury's hands. Mrs.
Hamon then was in tears. Al
though Mrs. Hamon and Clara
Hamon sat opposite each other
only 30 inches aparV not once
during the week's trial did they
appear -to becomo ronscious ot
each other except on the days
Tonight at the home of Mrs.
Jake Hamon it was said that she
would not be told of the verdict
until tomorrow because of her
La Grande Rancher
Burned to Death
LA GRANDE. Or.. Mar. 17.
Daniel Lane, rancher who lived
alone near here, was found burned
to death in his home early today.
The house had been practically
destroyed by the fire. Neighbors
reported that an explosion bad
preceded the fire. Deeds and im
portant papers of Lane's were
found hidden in the barn, ac
cording to the coroner. Lane was
65 years old.
Son Who Shot Mother
Believed to be Insane
PORTLAND. Or.. Mar. 17 Mrs.
Adam ?etera. agel 4&. was
brought from her home at Oregon
City to a hospital here tonight
suffering from three bullet
wounds which surgeons said would
likely prove fatal. Her husband
and a small son told officers that
another son. Adam Setcra, Jr..
aged 17, had shot his mother at
their home. Young Setera was
arrested. Insanity was given as
the only plausible motive for his
FRIEDRICH EKERT, German imperial president who
says Germany is defenceless and not in a position
to use force to oppose the forceful methods of the allies
in occupying additional German territory, but that hU
country protests against what Ebert declares is a viola
tion of the peace treaty.
( .r'K J
Western Congressmen Ap
peal to Harding For
ACTION ASKED AT ONCE
Protection Asked for Pro
ducers of Wool, Hides
WASHINGTON. March 17. An
appeal to President Harding to
place on immediate embargo on
imports of wool.j hides, meats, but
ter, lemons. Cottonseed oil and
cotton, has been made by western
senators and representatives. Sen
ator Cameron, republican. Arizona
announced tonight. The situation
facing producers also had been
laid before Secretaries Wallace.
Hoover and Fall.
Western members of congress
were said to maintain that war
powers still retained by the presi
dent gave him authority to declare
such an em cargo.
The embargo, as spjTIed to wool
would include tops, yarns and
In making his announcement.
Senator Cameron issued a state
"I regard this situation as the
most important question that has
confronted the country iu years.
More than a! hundred m. Hum
pounds of ool have arrived t-inro
November, and in the last 0 days
it has b en coming in at a million
pounds a day. There is now in
bottoms on thd sea en route to
this country a hundred million
pounds more, while today we have
actually on hamt In tne ware-
houses a two years supply. An -
oiner great crop ot wool is now ne
ing sheared. On arrouut of the
costs involved, the congested ware
houses and no market, the wool
Krowers do not; know what to do.
"Growers of other commodities
for which we are asking an em
bargo are facing mum the same
conditions. The bankers of the
west have loaned all the money
they can to the cattle and sheep
men and can ko no further, so
that there is no chance for relief
unless this embargo is immediate
ly put on,- must act now to
conserve and guarantee the con
tinuance tof these industries."
The delegation which presented
the request included, in addition
to Senator Ca meruu. Senators
Poindexter. Washington; Stan-
Held. Oregon; Horah and Gooding,
Idaho; Warren, j Wyoming; Smoot,
Utah and Oddle. .eada. and
Representatives' Frencii and Smith
of Idaho and jllawley, WaKhins-
Snow Feed Wiltamette
Heavy rains continua l over th;
northwest today. Astoria report
ed a gale off the Columbia river
cf a maximum velocity of 50
miles an hour, tut it had subsided
tonfeht. Hood River reported a
rainfall of 2.ir inches in 42
hours. Numerous slides bronchi
down on the Columbia highway
had mostly ben cleared by night.
Chehalis. Wash., reported the
heaviest rainfall in. months, with
storm sewers and street inter
Republicans Stand Pat
NO SIGN OF WEAKENING
Representative Young Ap
peals on Behalf of
People of Vest
WASHINGTON. March 17.
Republican members of the home
ways and meant committee stood
pat today on the proposition that
a permanent tarUf bill 'should
top the legislative program of
the new session of congress.
This view was expressed at a
committee conference, which took
up the question of preparing and
rnshing through the house the
same anti-dumping bill passed
last session, together with an
added American valuation meas
ure. The latter ay be incorpor
ated irf the bill and tha commit
tee adopted a resolution request
ing treasury department officials
to frame up a rough. draft for Its
The president had expected to
see western members of the for
mer committee who have been in
sisient in demanding that the tar
iff be taken up ahead of the rev
eniie revision but the meeting waa
postpone at his request.
Meanwhile thee were other
movements under way whlcn
would have the effect of giving
interests demanding It an emer
gency tariff. There has been
much discussion of the proposal
by Senator Smoot. Republican.
I 'ah. to put an embargo on wool
which was included in the Ford-
ney measure, vetoed by Mr. Wil
son. Congressional and 'admtnls-
i,..,.,. r I r tr. Ha
planning to put an embargo on
other products pow on the free
list. Although they bad been ad
v:sd of such a movement, mem
bers of the ways and meaas com
mittee declared that the question
of preparing an emergency tar
iff had ben abandoned.
AerT-ement was reached today
that the anti-dumping and valua
tion tills should not delay con
sideration of a straight tariff bill.
Answering questions as to wheth
er the committee had changed
front on priority of tariff or rev
enue revision. Chairman Fordney
delared it still was a 13 to 2 vote
for tariff. The west, he said. Is
emphatic in urginr tariff legisla
tion early in the nesvion.
Members said there was no
sign of weakening and that Rep-
N TED Uffl
resentatives Ingworth. Ohio j ', ,nto effect, It would ne
.n'L! ?:hYach; V-J!r''T- T," '"ute about five mile, of new
standing alone for revenue lcgirla-
tion first of all.
Re pre.se nta live Young, Repub
lican, Nth Dakota, a member of
the committee declared the pas
sage of the anti-dumping . bill
would not satisfy the west.
"The man on the verge of
bankruptcy ,wantj somethinr to
tie to." he said. "The west is up
asainst It hard and to my mind
will insist r.n having the tariff
taken up ahead of all other legis
lation. Chairman Fordney Intimated
that the committee which will
meet again tomorrow, might be
gin work on the tariff bill.
M'MUKK SII1P.MKXTH GROW
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. March
17. Lumber shipments from
mills north of this place have in
creased 200 per cent since Janu-
LOOP. SYSTEM ,
OF CAR LINES
Scheme to Provfde More
Adequate Trolly Car Serr
vice Presented at Session
. Of Realty Association.
FOUR SECTIONS OF
CITY ARE OUTLINED
Niemeyer Heads Committee
Jo Offer Proposal to
A plan to change the Salem
street railway lnt a loop system
was brought before the Marion
County Itealty association by
Charlea W. Nelmeyer at Its reg
lar Thursday lancheon at the
Marion hotel yesterday. Though
the proposition came aa a sarprta
to the association It was eagerly
received by the members and
brought forth expressions ot ap
proval ar1 endorsement. .
With the aid cf a map of the
city, outlining the proposed
change. Mr. Niemeyer explained
what to all appearance la a feasi
ble plan for the. Improvement or
the street car system from a fi
nancial standpoint of view as well
aa that ot rendering more effi
Three Loops Proposed
.The tentative plan as oatUned
by Mr. Nierfer would divide tha
street ear systfm Into a three
loop division, for convenience call
ing them the north, central and
so st hern loops.
The north loo? under the pro
posed plan would continue north .
oa Commercial to Hood street.
thence north oa Liberty to Pine,
thence east on Pine to Cherry
avenue. - south to Highland ave
nue, thence to the fairgrounds
road and south to Summer where
it would connect up with the
preeeat Snromer -street . track.
running back along Summer to
connect with the ChemckeU
street track and back to the ter
minal. This would elimlnata
tracks on Hood street and about
six block oa the fairgrounds
Woald Eliminate Tratkag
Tha central loop would extend
east on State and Liberty to Sev
enteenth street, then south en '
Seventeenth tr Oak. east to Twen
ty-1 Hi r a. continue north on .Twenty-third,
picking up the prevent
track on Twenty-first a tree t.
thence to North Fourteenth,
thence south connecting with the
existng track on Center street and
back te Liberty iloor Chemeketa.
This system would eliminate tour
blocks on State street between
Seventeenth and Twenty-first and
about seven blocks on Center be
tween Fourteenth and Twenty
first streets and also abolish en
tirely the Seventeenth' street ear.
. The south loop or Commercial
and the depot line would te
merged into one running' south
on Commercial to the Salem
Heights store, thence east to
Mornlngside. which would then
connect p the line with the pres
ent South Twelfth street service,
or It might be deemed best to
join the Commercial atreet line
with South Twelfth atreet along;
Convenience Is Object
Almost without exception thl
proposed service would bring no
part of the city farther than four
blocks from a street car tins.
There would not be a singt case
where a atreet car line would pass
a school, but a car would run
within- two blocks of all schools
In the city.
In discussion of the street car
service in North Salem. It was a
matter of general opinion on the
part of the association that some
thing should be done to give that
part of the city in particular
street car service. The fact was
brought out that It la exceedingly
difficult to sell houses In that sec
tion because of the distance to
street car lines, many homes be
ing from 13 to 16 blocks from a
More Cars UanereKry
During fair time the value of
the loop system can readily be
seen, it was urged, in avoiding
congested condition of previous-
rears. Should the proposed clan
track being built, at least' one
half or which would be taken
from other points. It has been
estimated that the proposed sys
tem would give an eight-minute
service and at the same time the
street car company would not
have any more rolling stock than
Mr. Niemeyer has been working
on the proposed plan for weeks,
with the hope of devising a tneani
whereby the largest number ot
the citixens or the city might be
given the most efficient service.
This plan would absorb three ser
vices. Ch'tneketa, State and Sev
enteenth and t the same time
open np more territory.
Committee To Act
. L. G. Hayferd, president ot the
realty association, appelnted Mr.
Niemeyer at chairman ot a com
(Continued on par 5.)