Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1921)
THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1921
Salem Merchant Charged
With 'Obtaining Money
By False Pretense
BANK MAKES- COMPLAINT
Three Other Salem Concerns
And One Portland Firm
Also File Claim
C. Durton Durdall, Salem mer
chant, who left here about a week
ago when it is said to have de
veloped that he wa insolvent and
in debt aggregating about $12,000
wan placed under arrest in Rose
burg yesterday upon instructions
from Sheriff O. D. Bower of Mar
lon county. He Is held without
bail and an officer from the sher
c Iffb office left for Koseburg last
night and will" return Durdall to
Salem to answer charges that
have oven made afalnst him here.
The. L'n ted States National
ln.nk oi Salem has filed a rom
pla itt against Durdul! Ihrocgh
Di-tilrt Attorrif John H (':ir-ii.
ttu allKjtioii th.it lM'.nl.iU
obtained money tt.routrh fal-c p-v.
tcn.u-s. Tills i: '.aid to -
ciirro.l Frhruarv 22 v.hcn h.- i
accused ot inducing I li liaiik by
fa!s r'-;rftit:itiotis H loan hi:n
Wl'.en Durdall left SaW;i lw Is
eai' to have had asset amounting
unh fc about $8000 and I ftbili-ti-K
atr.yreKat!ng $2t.''i. 1'uon
his retern to Salem Durdall will
! arraigned before Justice oi th"
Durdall operated stores in Sa
lfm. Silverton anil Independence ;
all ar closed. The Salem store,
located at 27 South Commercial
street. wa knowi: r.a xut Farmers'
Cash, store. Sincr Durdall left here
n-j ler. than five civil suits have
been filed against him to recover
money. Among those making
claims are the Cred.t Service com
pany of Portland. $1 012.87: the
Cherrv City Milling company. Sa
lem. $1182.44: Valley Packine
company, Salem. $446.84. and
Oile Mercantile company, Salem.
Negotiations Announced By
Benson May Avert Gen
eral Tie-up of Ships
STEEL INDUSTRY IS CUT
Typographical Union Leader
Predicts Few Workers)
Will Be Idle
IE TO FIT
Additional Losses Reported
In Middle West and East-
nn n" BO
Son of the Late John Bonny
and just as funny
A Dandy Comedy
Where the Big Pictures Show
: A .... ,
Reports of additional damage
to fruit and lerry crops have been
received by the Oregon Growers'
letters from Idaho Rtate that
! serioua damage has been done by
; frosts to the apricot, cherry and
( jKach crops. Fr6m the southern
Yakima Valley there are reports
of damage within the past few
days to the peach, cherry and
Although former reports to the
association from various sources
in the east and central states told
of damage by cold weather, let
ters received yesterday told of ad
ditional logses from frosts. One
authority in collecting crop re
ports in Missouri writes the asso
ciation that the indications were
that the lightest fruit crop in a
generation would be harvested in
all fruit districts between the
Rock mountains and the Atlantic
H. C. Paulus, general manager
of the Oregon Growers' Cooper
ative association received a tele
gram this morning from the Cal
ifornia Prune and April Growers'
association staating that in a
short campaign for signing mem
bers, 78 percent of the acreage
in the state had been signed up.
In California this association
stands with prune growers similar
to the Oregon Growers' Coopera
tive association in Oregon. As
old contracts had expired, the
California association, within a
hort period, signed 78 percent
of the acreage in the state for a
period of 7 years. The Califor
nia Associated Raisin company re
cently signed up its members for
15 years, with a control of 92
percent of the raisin acreage in
The jay driving of automobiles
ought to be stopped.
WASHINGTON. May 3. Re
opening of negotiations between
the shipping board and steamship
owners and marine workers n an
effort to settle tho wape dispute
which threatens to tie up Ameri
can shipping was indicated today
as probable by Chairman Benson,
who announced a conference
might be held here tomorrow.
Negotiations to draft an agree
ment covering wanes ami working
conditions ended Friday w;th the
refusal of the men to accept a 15
per cent wage cut, later made ef
fective by the board. Tho men
carried their case to President
Harding, who turned the matters
over to Secretaries Davis and
Hoover. The latter have since
held conferences with union lead
ers. IioMful, Says Iieiion.
Since yesterday. Chairman Ben
son said, the problem has been in
the hands of Secretary Davis. He
added that the situation looked
hopeful. Discussing the possibil
ity of a conference tomorrow, he
said a committee of ship owners
was coming here, hut all the par
ties to such a conference might
not be here by tomorrow.
Reports of the shipping board
today, officials paid, indicated
that as far as ship movement was
concerned, the situation was gen
Tickets in Sew York.
In New York, however, officials
said, some difficulty was being ex
perienced as strikers were plcket
Inp the board's recruiting offices
and in Baltimore the situation
seemed rather unsatisfactory.
In Boston, Norfolk, Savanah
and Charleston', it was said, re
ports indicated there would be no
difficulty in moving vessels. Gal
veston appeared to be tied up, but
in New Orleans the situation wae
On the Pacific coast, officials
said, reports showed no difficul
ties were being experienced at Se
attle, Portland or San Francisco.
ploves numbered 2C70 aggre
On the basis of the reduction,
corporation officials estimated the
average rut In wares at. approxi
mately $1.40 per day per man.
Uoupitly. this wlU affect a reduc
tion in the payroll, calculated on
the present number of employes.
of not less than $150,000,000 an-;
Sonic Product 'lit.
Today's announcement followed
n two-days' conference with exec
ut've heads of the subsidiary
companies of the corporation.
Reduction in the prices of cer
tain products averaging approxi
mately i" a ton were announced
by Mr. Gary on April 12.
The heaviest reductions were
recorded in tinplates; which drop
ped from $140 to $125 a ton,
while the minimum decrease af
fected four by four and heavier
b llets. which declined from
$38.50 to $37 aton.
I'nion Heads Gratified
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. May 3
Optimism over the progress of
strikes to enforce demands for the
44-bour week In job and book
printing offices was expressed by
International Tpyographical union
officials today following compila
tion of reports from subordinate
"We have reports that 240 sub
ordinate unions are signed on the
4 4-hour week basis." said J. W.
Hays, secretary-treasurer. "Those
signed include one-half of our
members who work in the book
and job printing branch of the
Inder 10,004 Idle
Strike reports received from
125 local unions show 4500 men
ire out, Mr. Hays said. Many re-
Steel Workers Reduced.
NEW YORK. Mav 3. A re
duction of about 20 per cent in
wages for day labor, effective Maj
16, and an equitable adjustment
of other rates, including salaries
was announced today by Elbert H
Gray, chairman of the board of di
rectors or the United States Stee'
corporation. It is estimated be
tween 150,000 and 175,000 em
ployes w 11 be affectd.
Mr. Gray also statd that th'
corporation had found no practi
cable basis for the entire aban
donment of the 12-hour day lr
the immediate future. He adde
that the 12-hour shift had beer
eliminated in certain department
anad that efforts would be con
tinued with the expectation of el
minat!ng this feature within th
next year. He expressed the opin
Ion that he did not believe the cor
poration could satisfy the em
ployes with any shorter limit.
AnmuU Redaction Immense.
During 19 20 the average wag
of employes was $6.96 as agalns'
$6.12 in 1919, according to cor
! poration figures. Total salarie
and wages disbursed by the stee
I corporation in 1920 when em
AT LOW PRICES
WITH EXTRA PANTS FREE
By All Means Take Advantage of
This Great Opportunity
To get a spring suit at the low prices we are making
now. The extra pants means you get double wear
Practically you are getting two suits for the price of
one and that price lower than you would have to pay
for mere rcady-mades.
Scores of new fabrics have been received within the
last week, fresh from the best mills patterns you will
not see elsewhere
$30, $35, $40, $45, $50
buys a real tailored suit of all pure wool, made strictly
to your own measure, with the EXTRA PANTS FREE.
Order your suit today
Scotch Woolen Mills
426 State Street
James A. Stillman to Give
All Attention to Divorce
Charge and Counter Charge
Passed Between Million
aire and Wife
NEWf YORK, May 3 On the
eve of resuming the court bat'.le
for divorce, James A. Stillman
today resigned t'.ie presidency ot ,
the National City bank. j
Rumors that he would relin-j
quish this position, which his fa -j
ther held before him, had circi:- j
lated frequently since the banker;
and his wife openly accused each
other of infidelity.
Two Positions Abandoned
Mr. Stillman sought to resign I
several weeks ago, after his wife j
had charged him with being the:
father of the son of a former!
chorus girl. The director re
fused the resignation. Today
when he again sought to leave J.he
zed at Jio.ooo.ooo five years'
it'n to make and handle corporate
i investments for the batik. He isi
a director in several corporations
;md a member of tle M'lionolt-;
tan. Hankers and Country cinbs . i
i Mr. Swenson has Ixeii a director
(if both the Nathnal City bank
and the National CMy company
! More Charlie May Follow-
Tomorrow Mr. Stillman will
; a. thely take up his fight for di
vorce at the second pcrie;. of hear
ings before Referee I ) I. Gleason.
i Evidence to "lie iHtsfittd against
Mrs. Stillman through testimony
will reo u ire at leat three days
the banker's attorneys announce'.!.
Some will include testimony tenn
tng to support Mr. Ptillman's
contention that his wife is the mo
ther of a boy by their former In
dian sorvant and guide. KreI
.Many Witnesses Called
It was learned additional
charges of alleged misconduct will
ho Indeed airalnst Mrs. tSlllman
' at the new hearings which will bo
Among witnesses gathered for
i the hearings were several French
i Canadians from Three Rivers.
- Quebec, site of the Stillman sum
i mer camp.
j Witnesses summoned by Mrs.
j Stillman's counsel following hr
counter charges against the bank
er will not be heard until later.
ONE DAY, THUR.
MAY 5 M
ports are yet to be received, he j office, his resignation was arcep
sail. The whole number affected ted and Charles Edwin Mitchell.
b the strike will be a few less president of the National Cit
than 10,000. he predicted. He al
so estimated that the number of
men idle was less than two-thirds
company, was elected. Mr. mui
man also gave up his title as
chairman of the board, E. 1.
If there were more folks en
gaged in producing other things
besides trouble In this country
things might get on better.
BARNUM F TRfM ALL
PREEHTED Bf A COMPANY
OF PICKED ARTISTS
COLORED JUBILEE SINGERS
VriJ-rrlffi.W'"-1--- - - ,
- , j
A WANT AD. IN THE STATESMAN WILL URINQ RESUtt'
of the number of men that union i Swenson being his successor
officials expected would b,i out.
Total Value $130,036,11,
According to Report
Made to Court .
A report of the appraisal of
the estate of John H. Albert, late
Salem banker, was filed with the
countv court yesterday and shows
a valuation of $180,036.11, of
-hich $91,330.11 is in personal
property and $88,700 in real
No will was left by Mr. Albert
ind the county court has not yet
ordered a division of the proper
ty. The heirs are his widow,
Elizabeth McNary Albert; hi
wns. Joseph H. Albert 'of Salm
md Harry E. Albert of Portland
ind his daughters. Myra W. lllg
?Ins of Toppenish. Wash., and
Blanche Rodgers of Saleni,
The appraisers ate Paul D.
Wallace, E. M. Croisan and W. I.
Seedham. C. A. Park is admin
strator. According to the report of the
xppraisers the real property it
Tinging a rental of lsss than
2000 a year.
Score R. H. E.
Boston 2 3 2
New York 7 9 8
Watson, Oeschgsr and O'Neill;
?enton and Snyder.
Pittsburgh-Chicago game post
oned; cold. No other games
R. H. E.
Aashington .... 4 10 1
'hlladelphia 2 10 3
Zachary and Gharrity; Moore,
eefe and Terklns.
goore R. H. E.
S'ew York 2 9 0
Hoston 0 10 0
Piercey and Schang; Pennock.
Russ?!! and Uuel.
R. H. K.
1 9 3
13 14 1
Wilkinson and Bchalk, Yaryan;
Leonard and Rassler.
Retention of Nurse
Meets With Approval
A resolution and endorsement
favoring the retention of the
county nursing service was passed
by the county meeting of the Parent-Teacher
association in Salem
the first of the week. Delegates
wer present from all over the
-ounty. In addition to this action
delegates were elected to be pres
ent at the court hearing on the
measure which will be callei
A community meeting was held
at Marion yesterday, at which the
sentiment was unanimously in fa
vor of the continuation of the
nursing service in the county.
The attitude of the Silverton
district was soUndcd yesterday
and such representative citizens
as Oeorge Keech. A. D. Gardner
and J. W. Mayo, expressed their
approval for retaining the nurse
after the seven months demon
stration of her work just competed.
Discoverer of Comets
Dies at Geneva, N.Y.
Th- retiring financier wps
born t"i years ago. His family
counted its wealth in millions.
When death removed his lather,
.lames .Stillman, from the presi
dency of the bank in March, 1MN,
a J40.000.OiM) fortune was le'ti
for division among five children.
YuimIc: llp'M Place Taken
On June .3. 1J19. .lames A. j
Stillman was elevated to the I
presidency of the bank, succeed
ing Frank A. Vtuiderlip, who re
signed. Mr. Stillman is still a director
of several other powerful corpo
ations, and is a member of several
wealthy clubs. Mr. Mitchell wiil
continue to hold his position as
the head of the National City
company', a corporation capital-
LOSS OF APPETITE
Pimples, Boils, Eruptions, etc. j
Mental and Physical Weakness, j
Are all very prevalent Just now, '
and are positive proof that the i
blood is wanting in she posvor to j
defend the body against coniaious
and Infectious diseases. They show
conclusively that the blood needs
thorough cleansing, enriching and
Do not put off giving attention to 1
these dangcrouj symptoms. ,
Get Hoods Rarsap.irilla todar
and beprin takin-Rr it at once.
. Rsmcmtipr, this meriicino has!
given satisfaction to threo c-cnern-tions,
as a treatment "for the blood, i
stomich. liver and k'dneys. and for !
catarrh. rheumatism and other !
comhvon diseases. It builds ur the i
system, makes food taste good, and '
helps' you to cat and sleep well. j
For a gentle laxative or nn active
cathartic, take Hood's Pill You !
will like them.
Guaranteed Not to Rust, Break or Tear
The confidence that women have had in War
ner's Rust-Proof Corsets for nearly fifty years
is the reason that they select a Warner's for
And a Warner's Rust
Proof always justifies
that confidence by be
ing a healthful, com
fortable, sensible corset.
In either back-lace or
front-lace, it will sup-
!- : ' , - r
1" -A;.: A
port the youthful figure pfoperly arid give it trim, grace
f ul contours. v
We make a specialty of selecting misses' corsets ith
more than usual care. Bring your daughter in tomorrow
and let us advise her about her corset. f '
$1.50, $2.00, $250, and up to $6.00
GALE? & CO.
Commercial and Court Streets
Let the first corset be a WARNER'S
NOW IN FULL
EVERY j ;
The Rainbow Brings Bigger Valuef
Come to Salem's Big Store Today and Take Your Full Opportunity to Save on Your Daily Neces
sities for the Table or Wardrobe
i Have you seen our millinery department? We
j have absolutely the most original display of La-
dies' Hats in Salem. Just arrived a new lot of
i sport hats. We strongly advise you to see them.
Are you still paying to $50.00 for a suit? If you
are, let us show you our new spring models in ex
cellent woolens and of fine workmanship at "
BIG STOCK OF GROCERIES BOUGHT AT OUR OWN PRICE
Through M. Glickman and Summer, Portland Jobbers, we p- D"irI7 DTT ri7r A Trr a r? APT
purchased a large stock of canned goods owned bv the flwLCiSI7 UCjfAKl mtiVi i,
Tri-State Wholesale Company of Portland
THESE WILL BE SOLD AT
GENEVA. N. Y.. May 3 Dr.
William R. Brooks, professor of
astronomy at Hohart college since
1900 and recognized as th? disi
covertr of more comets than any
livinR astronomer, died tonight.
He was born at Maudstone, Kent,
England, in 1844.
We have very reliable information that sug
ar is due for a further decline. We there
fore advise all to buy small quantities from
121-2 lbs. Sugar $1.00
121., lbs. Cane Sdgar ...$1.00
6i2 lbs. Pure Lard in Dulk $1-00
9 lbs.. Shortening!, $1.00
6 lbs. Strained Honey n $1.00
1 sack Hard Wheat Flour '. $1-93
II 1 , , . . : I
. V j. ' ...... .w . . , ..V. I g,; .