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SALEiM. OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1921
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
Bill Introduced by Volstead
To Prohibit Sale of Foamy
, Beverage by Prescription
Method to Sick.
WINE MAY; BE USED
. IN MEDICINAL WAY
father of Act Hopes to Give
Attorney General Hand
i WASHINGTON, April 25. As
the first step of the fight in con
gress to tighten up the Volstead
prohibition enforcement law, a
hill designed to prohibit the sale
of beer to tb.3 sick' on a doctor's
prescription, waa introduced in
the house today by Chairman Vol
stead of the judiciary committee.
1 The measure would not pro
hibit use of wine for medicinal
purposes, but would make more
specific and stringent regulation
en this subject.
Frankly declaring there was no
jeal necessity for beer as a medi
cine, Mr. Volstead announced his
bill would put forward to meet
the situation created by the opin
ion of former Attorney General
Palmer that beer and wine, un
der the Volstead act. could be
prescribed for the ailing.
Arbitrary Limit Fixed.
In tentative - regulations an
nounced last week by Prohibition
Commissioner Kramer, both of
'which must await; approval by
David 1!.' Blair, tJre new commis
sioner of internal revenue, an
arbitrary limit of 4 74 gallons of
leer and three - gallons of wine
was fixed as the maximum that
i might be .prescribed by a phy
sician at any one time. Mr. Pal
liner had ruled. that the law fixed
no IjmiL t -
11' Regardless of what "J Com ml s
I iloner Blair may Tule Mr. Vol
1 stead Indicated that the prohi
'bltioa forces la the house were
I prepared to take the beer boll by
the horns and let the world know
that there wonld be Be beer. The
bill will be referred to Mr. Vol
steads committee forbearing and
report. ,- Members opposed tetany
modification of the dry law gald
onight: it -probably would be re
parted to .the house, substantially
las drawn. There were predic
ts from many dry quarters that
" : (Continued on page 6)
v Three times at the First Methodist church Sunday morn
Z confidence and commendation in the Marion county court
lty officials who have been instrumental in bringing
jew -Marion county outside operatives to assist local officers
wthe enforcement of the prohibition law, were expressed by
vote of large numbers of people determined on respect of ex
rta statutes, ; '
, ?6 Businessmen's Bible class and the entire Sunday
Rnool organization each went on record by adoption of writ
ten resolutions, and Bater the congregation of the church at
ejnorning service: made a similar expression by rising
; . . At Leslie Methodist church in South Salem similar reso
uuona were adopted and signed by 90 citizens and taxpayers
Tin the vote at theu Methodist Sunday school only adult
ore sked to express themselves. These numbered about
Persons and all but one voted favorably. The one was
ympathetic but appeared to favor a different method of ex
pression. The Sunday school has a membership of about 000
W about 500 were present. When the vote was taken at
e morning church service there was one dissenting vote
n one person who did not vote. The church was packed,
"Wading the galleries.
t following resolution was
chorea ' Les,ie MethodNt
Whereas. In our county, city.
rte Qd natin there are-those
ould thwart tho expressed
in! 0f lh" P"P'' by violating our
JnPerance and othrr laws, by
ootlegging and other forma of
w evasion, and
.',?eRS 'hro has (een un
"lHldcDce of this in Salem
nd Marlon county, and
Whereas, oar county court
determined to stamp this out
"a has employed special officers
J. II. Lauterman Comes For
ward With Facts About Cora
plaint Against Gammon
To the Kditor: 1 was very
much surprised last night whon
my attention wa3 called to an ar
ticle with glaring headlines on
the first page of the Capital Jour
nal, which grossly misrepresented
me and which, apparently, was
intended to lend the Salem peo
ple to believe that I stood with
the booze ring and their-con
I am not looking Tor notoriety
but feel that I owe it to myself
to "xplain a few words of the
facts in the case of H. Gammon,
who registered at the Hotel Argo
April .1 and who checked out on
April 9 last.
It would be a Aery long story
to write all of the facts in the
case, and I will, therefore, simply
Ray that Mr. Gammon showed his
badge and told both my clerk and
myself that he represented the
state of Oregon. On the night
of the 8th of April tie was drunk;
I might add and disorderly. In
plain English, he was "soused,"
snd I reported it to the Salem
I did not tell Chief Moffitt that
I had determined to ask for the
complaint only after I '"had failed
to get any response from Ronald
C. Glover," nor did I tell him that
I Intended to take the matter up
with Governor Olcott. This was
apparently mad'? up "out of whole
cloth" by the Capital Journal re
porter. I want it known that I stand
for law and order and its enforce
ment, and any one coming to our
hotel will obey the law or get
out, and I will report all viola
tions, regardless of rank or creed.
Trusting this will explain the
incident and my position fully, I
beg to remain.
J. H. LAUTERMAN,
Proprietor of the Argo Hotel.
TOT IS DMMED
Helen Crawford, 4 Years
Old, Dies Helping Cousin
Out of Creek
CONDON'. Or.. April 25 Hel
en Crawford. 4-year-old adopted
daughter of Frank Crawford of
Rock Creek, while endeavoring to
assist her cousin, who had fallen
into the creek.' was dragged in
and drowned today.
Helen, with her cousin, who is
about 12 years old, was crossing
(Continued "on page 6.)
to assist in the work of law en
forcement, therefore be it
"Resolved, that we, a l'dy -f
citizens and taxpayers assembled
a U-slie M. K. church. Sunday
morning. April 2 4. 1!21. hereby
commend our county court, and
all other county, city. Mate and
national officials who an- stand
ing foursquare on the matter of
enforcing our prohibition and
other laws, and be it
"Resolved further, that wc
pledge oar undivided support and
(Continued cn page 5.)
Official of Allied Civic Org
anizations Declare 95 Per
Cent of People Back Law.
LOCAL OFFICERS ASK
Stiffer Penalties Imposed on
Guilty Are Advocated as
en consulted relative to
teiopments during the pst :
hours of the controversy over the
use of funds by the county court
for the suppression of the illicit
l.quor business In Marlon count).
Ronald C. Ulover, chairman of the
steering committee of the alne.t
civic organization of Salem and
vicinity, expressed the opinion
that from what information lie
had, the investment by the coun
ty is receiving more general com
mendation than any investment
along other lines has received for
Clover called attention to the
large number of resolutions
passed by organizations in the
city of Salem yesterday, such or
ganizations representing thous
ands of voters, commending' the
county court for its activity in en
forcing the law, and said that nu
merous calls had been received by
him and other members of the or
ganization expressing deep and
sincere gratification over the re
sults so far attained and urging
that the work be continued.
Buch assurances re-
teiepnone and in per
son were those from the comman
ders of local patriotic organiza
tions, and from leaders in moth
ers' clubs and kindred organiza
tions standing for the protection
of the home and society.
According to Mr. Glover, there
is no intention to lessen activities
against the moonshiner and tho
"We have just started to fight
and are gratified at the interer.t
that is being taken in the fray."
said Mr. Glover, "for now we arc
finding out who these traffickers
in human weaknesses are and who-;
their defenders are and we intend I
t r t ,i m snAtlUkl . A 1 .. f I
truth and publicity directly upon
them and analyze their motives.
A person does not attempt to stir
up dissension among officers ana
persons engaged in the suppres
sion of vice unless he has some
motive for doing so. There is a
rovert and stealthy design to do
this, and we are going to find out
the reason for those 'scare heads',
misleading statements, and grops
exaggerations in the public press.
Court on Right Side
"There is one thing as plain s
day. The county court is on tut
right side of this question and is
seeking to suppress the liquor
traffic in Marion county, and
those attacking the policy of the
county court and attempting to
find some weak places In the or
ganization that is supporting the
law enforcement movement have
for their allies, bootleggers, moor
shiners, weaklings, and all knave.
Who desire to secure protection
from the smoke screen kept up
by these obstructionists. The
policy of the law enforcing forces
is constructive and results of their
efforts arrests, pleas of guilty as
Charged, and fines to defray the
expenses of the campaign; mat of
the opposition is destructive and
the result of its efforts, if success-j
mi. ki e a uin
debauchery and open dliance of
.1.. i..-, i ,... r.., k. . i.ot I
llirj ia n A umt; ill 1 ai isui iiiui- i
fully 95 per cent of the people j
will choose the policy of the;
county court and its fruits, rather j
than that of the obstructionists
and defender of the illicit liquor
Fines Pay KxKnes
"And why all of this excite
ment about the expenditure .f
funds lor the stiDDression f this
kind of vice and violation of thej
law? Do not the jackals that are
making all of the din know th-tt
the fines received from the violat
ors themselves will go a long way
toward defraying the expense, if !
not ent'rely wipe it out ami kIiow j
a surplus? This would undoiibt-j
edly bo the case if the size of the!
fines should be doubled or treb
led in the case of the guilty, and 1
many of us think this should
done. The court is within the law
and is faithful to the duty imposed
on it by the law.
Officer .Wk Outride Aid 1
"The 'much-ado-aboiif-nothiriK' :
concerning failure to consult local j
officers in this campaign is great-;
ly exaggerated. One of those of-;
ficers mentioned specially recoin-,
mended to myself and others of!
the committee that special tigen's
be brought to handle this siluk-j
lion a'ong the very line it w;s 1
handled and stated that local of-,
fleers were so well known by the;
violr-tors that it was practically j
impossible to make successful !
raids. It was this oituation that i
supplied one of the reasons rr
(Continued on page 6)
, , . , , , , ... ., ,,, . , .
i WORLD CHAMPION JERSEY, OWNED BY PERRYDALE MAN, DIED SUfp)AY KM MEASURE
poppy'sdorothea,harvelofdairy world, valued at $is,oop
Was owned by Frank
Lynn, a prominent
dairy cattle breed
er of Perrydale,
Polk county, and
died at the Lynn
farm Sunday night.
She was valued by
her owner at $15,-
is fl!)4 .4 pou n Is of
17. SOI) pounds of
milk in a single
year, and American
experts who tested
her milk a:id but
terfat made the
prediction that she
would soon estab
lish another record
that would mark
her as supreme ov
er Jersey -at Ho of
Dorothea vas of.
unusual size i'ur, a
1,4 00 pounds. Dr.
W. II. Lytic. sa(.
other experts consi
der her loss one of
the most serio'.is f
the year in the Jer
The fame of the noted animal
may be perpetuated because of
Total of 9870 Registered. In
State With Small Ones
A total of 9870 motor trucks
had been registered in Oregon up
to March 15, according to a table
prepared yesterday by Sam A.
Kozer. secretary of state. Mult
nomah county leads the list with
4 461 and Marion county is sec
ond with 601.
The lighter trucks prevail with
those under one ton and from one
to one and one-half ton capacity
leading by many hundreds above
The different classes of trucks
total as follows:
Under one ton, .".905; one to
one and one-half tons, 3S42; one
and one-half to two tons, 966;
two to two and one-half tons.
362; two and one-half to three
tons. 202; three to three and one
half tons. 390; three and one-half
to four tons, f 3 ; four to four
and one-half tons, 3; four and
one-half to five tons, 14 7.
Dy counties the total for all
classes are :
Baker. R4; Ttenton. 148; Clac
kamas. 455; Clatsop, ;:7S; Colum
bia. 102; Coos, 214; Crook. :'.0;
(urry. "2; Deschutes, 144; Doug
las. 229; Gilliam. 32; Grant. 22;
Harney, 32; Hood River. 171;
Jackson. 271; Jefferson. 24;
Josephine. 118; Klamath. 99;
Lake, 24; Lane. 336; Lincoln,
23; Linn, 223; Malheur. 7:
Marion, 601; Morrow. Mult
nomah. 4 161; Polk. 119; Sher
man. 42; Tillamook. 140; l'ma
tilla. 3T.3; Union. Ill; Wallowa.
28; Wasco. 169; Washington.
320; Wheeler, 28; Yamhill, 197;
Aviators Halt at Eugene
On Flight to Camp Lewis
KI'flKNK. Or.. April 25
finny airplanes on the way
Mather field. .Sacramento.
and manned by enlisted men of
;no air service on Ih-ir way to
(';,,,, Lewis, Wash., where they
w.in rne:iJ:,, jn dir. ctitm artillery
fire, arrived in Eugene at ;;.':'
o'clock tonight and remained
over night at the municipal avi
jrtion fild. They will resume
j the flight north tomorrow morn
The party consisted of Sert--ennts
(5. II. Krkersoii, Nelson G
Otis. P. Chidert and F. II. Scliorzs.
Lieut. J. Gardner, on the same
mission and whoso pUsne was dis
abled at Medford Saturday, is
proceeding to Camp Lewi.-, by
Dr. Sisson Resigns As
Montana University Head
MKLKNV Mont .. April ".
Tli ' resiKii.it ion of I r Kdward (
Sisson as president of Montant
Ktnle university at Missoula was
ivru to the state board of edu
cation by lr. Sisson h re tonich'
and wns arrepied by that v
af!'- vai'i effort- bad !' n vi-k'
Jo have' him withdraw it lr. .'.
II. Clapji. president of th- lon
f.nnt school of mins at IliiMe was
named to succeed Dr. Sisson. it
President Sisson's desire to de
ote his time to teachinc was as
signed as the reason for his resignation.
MTie Sin that survives her. She I young bull, her full brother, f roni a cow that will surpass eyen the :
'leaves two daughters and a! which Mr. Lynn hopes to develop j record of the famed Dorothea.
Issue in Portland May Be
Settled at Conference
PORTLAND, Or.. April 2.'..
Whether or not nearly 500 print
ers, pressmen and. bookbinders,
employed in Portland job printing
shops will strike May 1 us the cli
max of a was and working con
ditions dispute is expected to
hinge on a conference tomorrow
night between representatives of
the employing printers and the
local of the International Typo
Accoiding to George 'H. Howeil.
secretary of the local union, tie
mon will fro out unless the 4 1
hour week is adopted. The em
ployers said today that although
they were willing to adopt the
4 4-hour week, tbey proposed to
pay Tor only 4 4 hours' work at
S5 cents an hour. They j:dd.i
however, t!iat they believed the
employes held the belief that th
4 4-hour week was to carry ! S
Retail Price Reductions
Too Slow, Says Hoover
WASHINGTON. Apl. 2 .".--Studies
made by the department of
commerce disclose that reduc
tions in retail prices are not keep
ing pare with those in the wliole
ale trade. Sci"tary Hoover ;ud
1'he inquiry is beini: continued,
lut Mr. Hoover s;iid that so far
as his it pa 1 1 nient was concerned,
there was im apparent remedy for
WDM P.N IMPORTANT
t li :it m.unl j'u
nien haw not
s for which wo
was made by attorney.-- today in
asking that an indictment against
Th'inias licyen auv charged with
lobbery of. $.17. be quashed.
BATTLE WILL BE STAGED ON
ROOMY SITE IN JERSEY CITY
'Uojlf's 30 Acres" Chosen as Place Where Pempsey of Amer
ica and Carpenlier of Fiance Will Cuff Each Other Fistic
Kelt of All Time Foreigner to Train Secretly
SEW YOKK. pnl
definite r-ei( i inn
"Hoylc s .'!' acre'-,"
Montgomery park in J
J... - With
cm v Citv.
as the site of th" arena for the
I leni psey- 'arp n tier hea vy wei i: h t
championship bout July -J. train
i ii u plans for the contestants to-nL-ht
wee beinr; laid according
ly. It is F,. in i .illy understood tha.
th" rh.-i nud'ti will select Atlantic
C;lv, while the Krone h m a tl will
(r;;in on l.utm Island, probably
Tovd;t!u ' present lndic-i-tions.
Carport jo;-'s traininir will
he romlirVted a Ions; much more
secret lines than Demp'.vy's. and
those in cloee touch with Carpen
tiT's reprr fenlativea In this
country, btate that his manager,
IS MADE TARGET OF
PETITION FROM POLK
Directing the attention of the public service commission
to the dangerous Pinckney grade crossing in Polk county,
just across the river from Salem, 54 citizens of that commu
nity have filed a petition with the commission asking that
the Southern Pacific company be required to establish ai ade
quate warning signal at the crossing. f
It is pointed out that only the
ordinary railroad sign is used at
the crossing, which is extremely
unsafe because the view is ob
structed whether approached
from 'the north or the south.
Further, it is pointed out that
the approach from the south in
volves a grade of considerable
percentage, making it difficult to
negotiate the crossing and at the
same time watch the track lor
approaching trains. The view
from the north is Impaired by
standing cars on the Southern
Pacific sidings. The crossing is
the scene of several accidents.
An electric bell or some other
equally adequate signal device is
Those signing the petition ;re:
W. F. Met nil. Al H. Stuim-r,
Kleanor M. Steiner, Addie M. Pet
toys. Kinilie W. Franklin. Juanitu
L. Mapes. Asa Smith, Lloyd C.
Pttnarcst, Frank II. Kron, (J. Iv
Smith, Mrs W. Winslow, II. M.
Liiell, W. 1. Henry, W. I). Gor
salitie, Mrs. K. K. May, John
Schiii'lUr. Frank A. Winslow, A.
H. K'AiiiK. Ktina Schindler. Kmma
M . McCarter, Kihert K. May. Hurl)
K. Diiver, F. C. Kwing, Kutli York'
Stella .1. Henry. Oliver Whitney, j
Charles McCarter, Charles I)eiu-i
arest. Mrs. H. M. Kwing, Mrs. J. j
L. Oliver, C. L. Hlodgett. Jennie !
K. I tley. Arthur K. Filey. Mary i
Dee Pratt. Mrs. Mary lfortense
Kugel, W. "C. Franklin, Frank M.
Majies, Ed O Pratt, Carrie K.
liuriss. Nina K. Adams, Moses P.
Adams. Nellie Taylor, K. llurgard
Kugel. .lan-es Iiiilah. Mrs James
fmlah. Carrie Chaffee. C. C. Chaf
fee. M. C. Petteys. Kditli Ross,
Mernice L. MIodgett. F. Allen.' Lil
lie li. Allen. T. D. Jav.
I- t a III oi:. I !
scatTir:' pl;:ti.- to have
Hindi tile s.Uue line
adopti d when in Kmc
inr for his biiuts w itli
( 'a r; ( nt ier's t ra i n i n j
pa 1 1 dor
''one in public I la i ly box
el: w itli his sparrinc
til l y a I so be 1 a eed f ' '
:t( bom-lit of the newspaper re
J jiortef- as'-iriied to cover the
'tiaiuuiu of ( '.i t pent ier. but seri
fi:s preparation would b con
i!it(tec b hind clo.-eil doors, if
I present tiians :ir-t followed.
r-o tar as i Known. ikmii'iM'S'
will not follow any such training
campaign. Wherever his camp
is located, the public will b" ad
mitted to witness the training at
a nominal charge, as has always
been his cubtom.
n i is
Lewis Says Greater Part of
Crop Had Already Begun
'Although an investigation of
lthe conditions of the prunq crop
has not been made since the con
tinued rains of the past week, C.
I. Lewis, of the Oregon Growers'
Co operative association, Stated
last niht that he did not believe
the rain had been responsible for
; tly iseat amount of damage,
Practically all of th" fruit in
the lower districts had bein to
set bef ire th" rain begun, accord
ing to Mr. Lewis. He is of the
opinion that a greater part of the
fruit in t he higher section had
also reached such a growth: that
I he rontiiui"d dampness did not
damavr'e it. Only those orchards
on the very tops of hills are feared
Mr. Lewis was optimistic, how
ever, and said that the few hours
of sunshine which interspersed
the showers during the week chad
helned to combat any damage
done bv the moisture.
Idaho Hard Hit 1
POISK. Ida., April 2a.- Heavy j
trr:t thi smornine caused consul-!
(table damage to the lf'21 Iijaho
fruit crop. The extent of the dam- i
ati' cannot be estimated untjl a:
Mirvey of the southern part of' the
-tale is made but reports from'
some sections are to the effect j
that the entire apricot, cherry and I
prune crops have been damaged
ceverely. Apples alone weathered i
tho cold waic.
that SO per cent
per cent of the
per cent of the
bet n ('est I oveii .
- Km met t . state i
of the poach, i X :
( hen ics and 25 ;
prune crop have
report that praties in the Upis,e
valley worn uninjured.
l"aora!ile weather conditions.!
after the ftost. cloudy and moist!
atmosphere, saved growers thous.
;nns ot dollars. In other sections
the smi! canu: out and the loss was
Oath of OHice is
Given Colonel Harvey
WASHINGTON. April 2T..--Tho
oath office was administered to
Colonel tleorgc Harvey as ambas
sador to Great Britain today at
the state department.
He is expected to leave for his
post next week.
ON VERGE OF
Senate Today Begins For
mal Consideration of the
Peace Resolution, Argu
ment May Hold.
MEET IN CONFERENCE
Reservation of All American
Rights and Privileges
Stays in Text
WASHINGTON, April 25.
Progress on the initial adminis
tration peace policy to end the
state of war by resolution of con
gress was made today In both
branches of congress.
In the senate the Knox peace
resolution, revised in minor de
tail, was reported favorably by
tire foreign relations committee,
and announcement was made by
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
Republican leader, that it would
be called up tomorrow.
Two similar resolutions deal
ing separately with Germany and
Austria, were Introduced In the
house by Chairman Porter of the
foreign affairs committee, whe
announced they would not be
taken up until after - the senate
acts on the Knox meaeure.
Debate Today Uncertain,
Although the senate is to be
gin formal consideration tomor
row of the Knox resolution, it was
not certain tonight that actual
debate would etart before Wed
An informal conference tomor
row between Senator Undrwood .
or Alabama, Democratic leader,
and minority members' of the for
eign relations committee, .with a
few other prominent ' Democratic
senators, was planned to discuss
a course of procedure. . -1
Senator Underwood said he' ex
pected Democratic action - would ,
be similar to that with regard for
the first Knox resolution, which
was vetoed by former President
Wilson. ...... , c
Early Action Indicated. . ,
: That senate debate wonld con
sume only a few-days was pre
dicted by Republican and Demo
cratic leaders. A final vote this
week was regarded possible "
; The final draft or the Knox
resolution reported today differed
little from Senator Knoxa original
measure. It would repeal 'the
jresolutlone declaring a state of
irar with Germany and Austria,
reserve all American rights and
privileges under the treaties of
Versailles and Trianon,- and hold,
subject to future disposition, the
property of enemy- aliens.
A committee rote on reporting
the Knox resolution was 8 to 2.
all Republicans present favoring
and the only two Democrats pres
ent opposing it. Other Demo
cratic committee members - were
given the privilege of recording
Porter Measure Analyzed.
V; As distinguished from the sen
ate' measure, the Porter resolu
tions would declare the state of
frar at an end, but without Te
peal of the war resolutions. Rep-L
rsentatlve Porter explained It
ras "unnecessary and perhaps
unwise" to repeal the war reso-.
lutionn because such action,
"might be construed as a disa
vowal of the war."
Devotion to Art Costs
i California Lad His Life
V SAN FRANCISCO. A aril 25'.
Carl Norlander, 16 years old and
ah orphan, was found asphyxiated
in his room here today. The po
lice version of his death waa that
he literally lost his life through
his devotion to art.
Lacking the prepared charcoal
whlrh artists use for drawings, he
apparently had been charring in a
gas jet splinters of wood to finish
a drawing which was found un
completed in the room, but had re
tired without turning the jet en
3-CENT CUT IN 1
. z CHICAGO, April 25.A re
duction of 3 cents a gallon m
the price of both gasoline and
kerosene was announced to
day by the Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana. .;
The pew prices become ef
The present price of gaso
lihe is 23 cents at the tank
wagon and 25 cents at the fill
ing station. The present price
of. kerosene is 13V& and 10V