The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 24, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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former Lieutenant of New
. York Policej Department
. Picks Tito Ligi From Six
" t i :
Suicide's Diary Has Confes
sion of Crime and Names
Of Accomplices
SCRANTON. Pa.. April 23.
Positive - Identification of Tito
LlgC-arreted nere last Tuesday
on fusplcion of complicity in the
Wair Street explosion last Sep
. teraber. waa made here today by
. Thomas J. Smith of Brooklyn,
employed In the legal department
of an Insurance company, having
offices In the New York financial
Smith picked out Ligl . from a
line of . aix prison era as the man
' he had seen arguing with the
driver- of the death wagon short
ly, before the explosion, He later
told newspapermen that a few
. moments after the blast he saw
Ligl rnshlng . along Cedar street
near Nassau street and Broadway,
urging, two companions to harry
put of the neighborhood,
f Smith, who formerly was i a
lieutenant in the New. York police
department, assigned to Investi
gate Incendiary fires, said be was
-walking tin Wall street toward
Broadway ; a few minutes before
the explosion. ; : t 1 :
At about 11:55 a. m. he said,
fee waa approaching the banking
; louse of J.. P. Morgan and cora
: pany when be saw a dilapidated
i wtgoit with red and black striped
wheels in front of ' the United
I States assay office. Inside the
I wagonpartly cor? red with -news-.
papers, were two barrels and two
j ' boxes - about two or three feet
. .. square. ,;, ". .J, '',''
Thought wagon Held Jonk
j "l thought-it wai a Junk' wag
', on." he said.; "My attention, wa
first called -to It whett I noticed
r two men standing near, the horse's
) head;., arguing..; I crossed the
street expecting to see a fight.
I Ob of the men was about fire
faaf etlv a1i 11 kU
n-vvt via suvuea ' vmijp itsus
dressed, and of stocky build."
(Continued en page 5.)
If yon think yon know
now to write a good classi
; tied advertisement, here's
-your chance to win one of
the three cash awards the
Statesman wilt give each
j wJt for the best story en
titled "How. to Write a
; Classified Ad."
- The first awards will be
announced In Tuesday' is
sue of each week, the first
'jnnoBncement Tuesday.
April 2. Contestants must
see that 1 their "stories"
reacii the Statesman office
before Monday morning of
each week In order to be
The awards will be as fol
lows: first award. 2.50
second award. $1.60; third
lrd $1.00. ;
: The Statesman wants your
Meat as to how these ads
aotild be written to get the
test results. Tell as what
yea would say In your ad
sad why yea would say it.
Uoa't forget the why. For
"ample, do yon think it
,Boald; contain price of the
article offered for sale, or
tta price you are willing to
l"7 for an article you want
to buy? If you think the ad
bould contain the price, tell
why. if you think it bet
ter to leave the price out of
the ad. tell us why.
Should it contain descrip
tion? why?
Should it contain location?
War?.,, '.
Should It describe quality?
..Tell as about ads for
nelp wanted" and "work
ated". etc., etc. Also
ibant any and all other
V: ), 0f classified ads.
, Wrlt vnnr atnrlea nlain-
ly on one eido ot paper only
3d mall tn. C!laKlflil Ad
T ?a,f. Oregtn Statesman,
: oaiem, Oregon,
j This Week's Award,
i A number of yery Inter
esting "atories" about the
le of gutesman classified
ads, were received last week
the Judges have decided up
; on the following as winners:
1st . award, $2.50, Elva
Landwlng. Scotts MIUs, Or.
l Second. award, Gertrude
pally. Salem,. ...
f Third award. Rose Hus
ton Newport, Or.
i-1 r-' -', -
Seattle Endorsed at Meeting Place of National Encampment
in 192.1, Bonus Hill Endorsed and Campaign Will lie
Made Prior to June Election Salem Man Given Office
At a convention of Veterans of
Foreign warn held here yesterday
resolutions were adopted favoring
Seattle as the seat of the national
encampment In 1923. The mat
ing was' an assembly of the dele
gates of the several Oregon posts
who have been elected to attend
the state encampment In Portland
May 9 and 10. and at the session
here a preliminary state organi
zation was affected. .
James Mct'arren. of Over-the-Top
post. Portland, was elected
department commander, and other
state ot fleers were elected as tol
fows: Senior vice commander.
Bolton H amble, Salem; junior
vice commander, G. P. Wallace,
Lebanon: Judge advocate. James
S.'Cay, Portland; Burgeon general,
J. C. Booth. Lebanon; chaplain,
Wlllard A. Elklns. Eu gene; coun
cil of administration. II. A. Swaf
ford. Lebanon; F. W.'Cllnp. Cor
vallls: J. C. Walsh. Portland;
George A. White. Portland; Henry
Miller. Salem. Some other offi
cers are to be appointed by the
state commander. The officers
Knox and Porter Resolutions
: Will Come Up This
WASHINGTON. Aprtl 23. -
Plans of republican congressional
leaders for effecting peace by con
gressional resolution were com
pleted at an informal conference.
The Knox resolution to that
end. probably will be reported to
the senate Monday by the foreign
relations committee as revised, in
technical, legal details, by Sen
ator, Knox of Pennsylvania. De
bate in the senate then will bezin
Tuesday or Wednesday and will.
It la believed, be comparatively
short. There is a possibility of
a slight hitch, according to dem
ocratic senators, in delay by the
foreign relations committee.
. As a matter of general party
policy, most of the senate demo
crats are expected to oppose the
Knot resolution, but republican
leaders expect a number ot dem
ocratic YOes.
A ' peace resolution similar to
the Knox measure is to be intro
duced in the house Monday by
Chairman Porter of the foreign
affairs committee. Republican
leaders, however, were said today
to have agreed that the senate
resolution would be awaited be
fore any action should be taken
In the bouse.
The Knox and Porter resolu
tions, it waa indicated.' will ie
considered concurrently in the
Irish Insurgents Burn Train;
Workmen Are Pris
oners DUBLIN, April 23. The police
and military barracks In Kllrush,
county Claire, were attacked last
midnight by a large group of
armed men and a fight ensued
which lasted three hours, in which
one police sergeant was killed
and two soldiers wounded. The
attackers withdrew without cap
turing either barracks.
Two hundred raiders held up
a train today neiween uiastougn
and Monagban, made prisoners
of the trainmen, and s?t fire to
the train. The fireman was then
forced to set the train In motion
and jump. The train, with no
one on it, ran half an hour be
fore stoprlng.
Man Who Had Money to Burn Found
at Last, and His Wife Burns It,
$125 in Perfectly Good Currency
Lano Morley, who operates a
grocery store at Seventeenth and
Center streets, has money to burn
did have.
And he burned it or rather.
his wife did.
One hundred and twenty-five
dollars in perfectly good green
backs. As Morley tells it, this Is the
way it happened:
Before leaving his store Friday
night Morley put the .bills Into a
box and threw waste paper and
onion skins over them. That
would be the last place burglars
the Portland encampment.
Committee Nameil.
Pots represented at the Salem
met ting were: Over-t he-Top, No.
81. Portland; Mar. on post. No.
661, Salem; Whiz Hang post No.
584. Ibanon; Corvallls post No.
640. Corvallis.
The following committee were
Resolution Carle Abrams.
Salem; H. H. Kern. Lebanon; J.
Chamberlain. Corvallls; James
Walsh. Portland: Orvllle Fraxier,
Kugene; the adjntant of Astoria
post, Astoria.
Hy-Law Itichard ivick.
Portland: L. J. Page. Salem; F.
L. Shortridge. Ibanon; J. S.
Proctor, Corvallis; John B. Pat
terson. Eugene.
Campaign Authorised.
The department endorsed the
state bonus measure and Instruct
ed th council of administration
to plan a comprehensive cam
paign In behalf of the measure at
the June flection, and to levy on
(Continned on pare 5.1
National Guard and Organ
ized Reserves Discussed
By Pershing
WASHINGTON, April 23. Or
ganization ot the new war staff
of the army was discussed at a
conference today between Secre
tary Weeks and General Persh
ing. The conference was the first
since the announcement this
week that General Pershing was
to be assigned to the important
duty of building up a general
headquarters designed to take
over In time of war the direction
of the nation's military forces in
the field.
In addition to discussing the
proposed war staff, the war sec
retary and General Pershing were
(understood, to have taken t up
problems relating to the future
administration and training of
the national guard and organized
reserves. General Pershing is
known to favor standardization of
training fer these reserves and
th promotion of the utmost har
mony possible between them and
the regular establishment.
Appeal From Sentences Im
posed by Court Martial
Now Possible
.. PARIS. April 23. (Dy the
Ass'd Presa) After the chamber
of deputies adopted unanimously
today an amendment to the- am
nesty bill, under which an appeal
may be taken "from any and all
sentences imposed by court mar
tjals during the war upon the
request of the soldier affected, if
living or his heirs if dead," the
general amnesty bill was passed
this afternoon. The vote on the
measure, which embraces virtual
ly all offenses against the military
laws, with the exception of high
treason and desertion in the face
of the enemy, was 52S for to 14
axainst it.
Mutineers In the Black Sea
fleet are not included and must
serve their sentence.
OAKLAND, Cal., April 23.
Thomas Foley, last of the four
bandits sought in connection with
the daylight robbery of the Bank
of Alvarado. here last October,
was arrested today in St. Paul.
Minn., according to word received
by county officials.
ejected here 'will be installed
would look for the money, he
But, Morley hadn't figured that
his wife was to open the store
next morning.
The weather was cold yesterday
morning and the fifst thing Mrs.
Morley did upon entering the
store was to build a fire.
The nearest kindling at hand
was the waste paper and the dry
onion skins and Into, the stove
they went, and. the $125 In per
fectly good greenbacks went with
Morley's moral Never let your
wife build the fires.
Information Received b
Oregon Growers Tells of
Tremendous Damage td
Horticultural Crops.
New York, Michigan, Mis
souri, Maryland and
Other States Losers
I " th project of a fine crop o
fruits and berries in the Willam-S
ette valle. conditions appear td
he iuxt the opposite in the, middle
western -states, and the east, in
eluding the New England states,
accord ins to special wire advices
received by the Oregon Growers'
Co-operative association.
A telegram was received yester
day from New York from an au
thority on fruit as follows:
"Damage to blossoms; Cherries
80 per cent r sour cherries; 50 per
cent; peaches 10 per cent; plums
20 per cent; early apples 20 to 401
per cent; late apples 10 to 20 per
cent; pears 30' to 40 per cent. Ex
pect 60 per cent crop of ap
ples. 70. per cent of pears,' 5-0 per
cent of cherries, and a normal
peach crop. Too early for accu
rate estimate of damage to crop
in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but
thought to be 50 per cent. Dam-a
oge to crop in New England states,
Fame as New York."
Michigan Hard Hit.
From Michigan the association
received the following special
"Reports from frui sections in
dicate probable losses of fruits as
lOllows: Southwestern Michigan
suffered most severe losses, grape
loss there being $0 per cent- er
more. Peach loss is 8 5 per cent,
cherry loss 25 per cent, pears 25
Eer cent. Early varieties of plums
11 gone in Michigan. Early ap
ples severely injured, late varie
t es slightly. Little left of small
fruit. In northern Michigan slight
injury to apples and cherries."
The Atlantic states have also
been hit hard by the cold weather.
From New Jersey the association
rereived the following 6peclal re
port: "Frost damage? in New Jersey
varies from 10 to 100 per cent on
apples. Greatest damage on early
varieties. Estimate ."0 per cent
reduction In total apple crop, 90
per cent reduction in peach crop.
95 per cent loss on cherries and
85 per cent loss on pears. Reports
from other Atlantic seaboard
states Indicate even more serious
damage south of New Jersey and
less damage north."
MiHHouri Sends Report.
From Missouri the Oregon
Growers' Co-operative association
received the following night etter:
"Commercially speaking, peach
and pear crop of Missouri destroy
ed by freeze. Plums and cherries
injured. Damage to apples varies
greatly with locality. Injury more
serious in southern Missouri. Some
orchards in southern part of state
damage total loss. Dutches. Mis
souri Pippin and Ben Ifcivis show
greatest loss."
From another authoritative
source In Michigan, the associa
tion received the following tele
gram: , .
"We had four inches of snow on
Apr;! 17. Telegraph wires were
half inch thick with ice. Trees
all out in bloom except apples.
This cleans up everything Except
apples in this state. All peaches,
cherries and small fruit in New
York gone."
From Hagarstown. Md.. the as
sociation has received word there
was hardly enough apple crop in
that state to justify the expense
of spraying and that the disaster
to fruit of all kinds due to the
freeze was the worst In years.
Apple OO Per Cent.
The great apple district of
northwestern Arkansas suffered
more than other apple centers.
From Bentonville. Ark., the center
of this apple district comes word
that there was a loss of 90 per
cent of the apple crop. Late va
rieties of apples are all soneln
that section. So severe was the
damage to fruits In Arkansas,. that
very few apple growers will con
tinue the spray this season.
In cantrast to these unfortunate
fruit condition in the midlle west
ern and far eastern states is the
fact that injthe Willamette valley
fruit prospects at present are bet
ter than they have bf en for years,
dre largely to the invigorated con
dition of trees on account of the
excessive moisture of the past win
ter and the recovery from the win
ter injury of December, 1919.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 23.
The University of Washington won
the second game of its conference
series from the University of
Oregon 17 to 5 here today.
Manager Woodard of Silver
Falls Says Night and Day
Work Starts Tomorrow
SILVERTON, Ore.. April 23.
(Special to The Statesman I In
f recent interview M. C. Wood
ward, manager or the Silver Kails
Timber company, ail that the
mill will begin operations Mon
day, April 25. with both a day and
n I gil t crew.
Men have already gone to the
Ahijua camps to prepare for log
ging operations which will begin
bext week.
The Silverton Lumber company
will becln work around May 10.
The S. L. C. mill has been com
pletely overhauled during the win
ter and much new equipment and
machinery have been Installed.
N. H. Cowden, president of Hie
Silverton Lumler company, has
given out that CO tracer men will
go to work on the M eh a ma log
g ng road May 1.
The Four-L order is still strong
at .Mlverton and its schedule will
be maintained in the Silverton
More Than 4000 Names
Removed For Failure to
Comply With Law
The work , of registering voters
Is very quiet In view of the near
ness to the coming election, ac
cording to information from U. G.
Briyer, -county clerk. Very few
registrations are being made, in
dicating a lack of interest.
In the past new residents of the
state have taken an active inter
est in Btate matters and were reg
istered as soon as they had lived
here the required length of time
to become a legal voter which is
siv months.
The law requires the county
clerk to remove every biennium
from t ho rprialmlinn fllon nil
Tthose who' failed to vote once fri
the two year period. This re
quired the removal ot over 4000
registration cards, the names on
which will not appear onfithe poll
books at the coming election June
T, unless they register with the
county clerk or with the different
registrars throughout the county
on or before May 7.
The apparent tardiness In regis
tration might possibly be due to
people not moving around as much
as usual. To date there have been
only 250 registrations. The law
requires persons who have moved
into a new precinct or failed to
vote In a two-year period or a wo
man who marries to register
The registration closes on May
7 or 30 days before the special
election to he held on June 7.
Senate Military Committee
Approves Nominations
Of Officers
WASHINGTON'. April 23. De
spite some democratic objection
to Urigadier General Clarence R,
Edwards, the senate military
committee today voted to recom
mend confirmation of the 12 maj
or and 14 brigadier generals le
cently nominated by President
Harding for promotion.
General Edwards, who com
manded the Twenty-Sixth, New
England division, overseas until
relieved by General Pershing and
returned home, was the only
nominee on the list under fire.
The committee vote on his name
today was reported to have been
12 to 3. Those said to have op
posed General Edwards include I
Senators Hitchcock. Nebraska and
McKcllar, Tennessee. Senators
Robinson of Ankansas and Myers
of Montana, democrats, were re
ported to have Joined the repub
lican committee members in tup
porting him.
Democratic opponents of Gen
eral Edwards whose name leaded
the list for major general, inti
mated they would carry tlu-ir
fight to the senate floor. Ko
filibuster sit was said. vouM be
waged. Bat a record vote-at ka.t.
it was declared-, would be deman
ded. Republicans predicted that
the entire list of general officers
would be ratified, thereby paving
the way for many other promo
tions down through the whole
service and for selection of a chif
of staff.
Members of the senate express
ed the belief that General Ed
wards would not be chosen chief
of staff, after today's meeting at
which Secretary Weeks was called
in again for further discussion of
General Edward's record. Major
General Harbord, according to op
inion of prominent republicans
senators, will be selected chief of
staff to succeed Major General
Peyton C. March.
Judje Bushey Defends Action of County Officials Against Attack pi Newspaper
Which Attempts to Discredit Program of Law Enforcement No Apologits
Are Made for Expenditures of Money for Welfare of Commanity-:ourt De
clares People Must Act If They Would Prevent Illicit Booze Traders From
Overrunning Country Forty Organizations Rise in' Repudiation of 'Policy
Adopted by Capital Journal and Throw Down Gauntlet tn Invitation to Fight
To The Editor:
The undersigned has
vicinity to discredit the excellent work of the law enforcement officers of the federal
government, of the state of Oregon, of the Anti-Saloon league of Oregon, and other
good citizens in breaking up the rxot legging clique that has teen operating in Mar
ion county. and vicinity with impunity and unhindefed for some months. 4
And I am not the only person watching these efforts, and myself' and .others
have a very strong suspicion of what interests are inspiring such efforts. , - And I
desire to say rfeht here that if the bootlegger and' his ilk and defender wan! a
fight-to the finish along, this line, they want just what they are going to get, .for
the better element in this community is thoroughly Organized and proposes to! go
to the limit of the law in securing more wholesome ; conditions and in writing the
doom of illicit use of liquors, gambling and the selling of cigarettes to minors.
We have more than 40 organizations banded together for this purpose and repre
sent thousands of persons in our county and propose to back, ouf county court and
faithful and courageous officials of our government, state, county and city to the full
est extent in the execution of their sworn duty to enforce the laws; and we commend
most unreservedly the very satisfactory work already accomplished. Truly yours, . .
Chairman Steering Committee.
The foul murder of Simon
J. Yoder, Woodburn garage
operator, a few weeks ago,
was the climax that caused
the Marion county court to
enter into a contract with law
enforcement officers of the
Anti-Saloon league to assist
local officers in the enforce
ment of the prohibition laws.
In the opinion of the people
of the Gervais and Woodburn
vicinities there is no doubt
that Yoder was boldly slain
by moonshiners or other deal
ers in the illicit liquor traffic
whose bidding he refused to
do when lured away from
Woodburn at midnight- by a
This is the assertion of
County Judge W. M. Bushey,
who says that much more is
known about the Yoder mur
der than has ever reached the ,
Judge Bushey spoke yester
day in justification of the
court's action and in defense
against an attack on the court
and the operatives by the Cap
ital Journal in an effort to dis
credit the law enforcement
program which has as its pur
pose the defeat of "wide open"
prostitution of the laws which
the booze dealers and their
friends hope to thrust upon
the community. Judge Bush
ey concedes, as do most citi
zens, that it is better to leave
enforcement of the laws in the
hands of the regular local of
ficers, but the judge explains
that the time came when it
was necessary to bring in helo
and the court acted accord
ingly. "It costs some money,"
said Judge Bushey, "but the
court is willing to spend the
public funds for law enforce
ment if It is necessary. It
will cost more of the public
money if the law is not en
forced. The county is out a
lot of money in the Yoder case
in sendine officers over Ore
gon and Washington, and the
county will be out a lot more
monev if this illicit liquor
traffic is not stopped. Sortie
of the citizens of this commu
nity are spending their good
monev now in sanitariums
outside the state where they
have gone with ruined health
from drinking moonshine.
Some, I understand, have al
most lost their eyesight as a
of sin
; '
been notirtx the. numerous effnrta
result I don't think the av
erage citizen will censure the
court for the money paid out
to the agents of the law." ;
Judge Bushey deplores the
light penalties imposed on the
"Some of them have been
fined $125 each," he said. "If
a man kills a deer out of sea
son he is fined $250 or $500,
and a violation of the prohibi
tion law as we have it here is
an offense three times as bad.
"Many people had been im
ploring the court to get help
to enforce the law. We, held
off. Then came the Oder mur
der and we decided it was time
to act. Unless the people of the
community take thi3 matter
up the liquor traffic will be
come general all over the
country. I don't believe , in
bringing in outside officers
unless there is an absolute ne
cessity for it. I believe the
local officers have to act for
A radio message received last
night by Clive Scott of Salem
from Herb Welch of Keizer bot
tom, told of the collision of an
automobile with a farm wagon
in which Miss Rita Austin was
severely injured, others less seri
ously hurt, the wagon and auto
mobile demolished and a team of
horses knocked down in the road.
Inquiry by telephone broufiht fur
ther details.
Miss Austin is in the Deaconess
hospital with injuries about the
face and chest and other bruises.
A heavy automobile owned by
Lafo Townsend of Mission bot
torn, 12 miles north of Saleni,
was traveling to Salem. In the
car were Paul -Townwnd, Glenn
Townsend, Frank Coulter. Harry
Hockee and Miss Austin.
Vehicle Are HnnclKvl.
Going to his home, also travel
inp toward Salem, Walter Pear
mine was driving a team of horses
auacueu iu a wuruii un wmcn was i
a hayrack loaded with farm im-
piements and wood.
In the opposite direction came
C. K. Hannagan of Gervais. in an
automobile, and with him were.
W. H. Mills. Ralph South wick,
Martha Swart and Mrs. Earl
Headrick. All are mi'ficlans who
were going to a dance at Fair
field. At a point near the Kurtz fruit
farm, about three miles north of
the Salem city limits, the auto
mobiles were about to meet. Both
drivers claim they had dimmed
nf a r nin nanav In.lhla
the best results. Ifr morfr fo
calofficers are needed all the
people have to do is ask for
them.- If the people want the
law enforced it is up to them."11
Explaining why the con
tract entered into with the
Anti-Saloon league operatives
was not placed on the public
record, J udge Bushey said the
utmost secrecy was necessary.
It seems there is a spy in the
community. r , - ' , ; .
"Someone on the inside "
said he judge, "has been tip -ping
off the moonshiners td
all information he could get;
I don't know who he Is, but
he is not an official. And I
do not refer to the Journal's
allegation that officers of the ;
law tipped newspapers prior
to the recent raid." h
moderate northwesterly
their lights. Apparently each
driver was watching the other's
liphts and the Townsend youth
who was driving, apparently did
not see the wagon ahead ot him;
Also the windshield was wet and
Townsend is said to have - been
driving rapidly. According to at
witness, Townsend said he waa
going about 40 miles an hour.
Pearmine said that when he
saw he was going to be hh by the
tar behind him, he Jumped. Ho
did not clear the wagon entirely,
however, and received an injured
arm and leg and a badly cot
Girl Unconscious.
The impact, which larided the
front wheels of the automobile
cn top of the rear wheels of the
wagon, crushed the windshield
rnd front parts of thfl automobile
back against the front seat In
which AIIss Austin rode with the
driver. Miss Austin was uncon
scious when nicked tin and waa
piacea into tne Hannagan auto
mobile and brought to Salem
where medical attention was
given her, and later she was tak
en to th hospital where reports
last night were favorable. Coul
ter was cut abont the face and V
Bockes slightly Injured. The s
Townsend boys were not hurt. "
Both horses were knocked down .
and one lay stunned for several
minutes. The other skidded on
his side In the road for about 73 '
feet, according to a witness. '
Pearmfne's wagon was badly;;