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SEVENTY-HRST YEAR SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY MOUNLNt;, MAY 21, H21
n r r r n n n r n nrwTn r . ;
av v y rni mess rr7sn n
QaSem Nigh School
Corvallis and Eugene Teams
Defeated in Finals on
t Question of Government
f ALL POSSIBLE POINTS
Supremacy Established Ov
er Twelve Schools from
All Parts of State
Defeating two formidable op
ponents, Eugene and Corvallis
high schools, Stlem high school
debaters last night carried off the
state high school debate champlon
ihlp In the three-day triangular
' tournament at University of Ore
in and won fof Salem final pos
session of the aJlrer' tup offered
tr the university.
Salem. Corrallls and Eugene re
gained in the contest at the end
of the semi-finals to enter the
f i ' Cup Formally Presented
- t The contest this -year between
Corrallls and Salem was mduku.
ally keen because the two schools
had equal claim on the silrer lor
, ing . cup, . each haring won the
state championship two rears.
Formal presentation of the cup
was maae last nignt.
Salem's affirmative learn went
urougn the entire tournament
with unanimous decisions over
.eacn, or the three schools met.
scoring z 4 out or the possible. 24
points which any team could
" The negative, team won two
unanimous decisions and In the
semi-finals with Corvallis won by
a I to 1 decision,
t The affirmative team debated
Vrtnt Pass, Corvallis and Eugene
etatives. and the negative with
The Dalles and Corrallls affirma
tives, winnings from the latter
team ' by a a to 0 rote in the
fiaals. : ,
: Twelre Teams Compete
Twelve teams from high schools
in vafjoas parts of the state were
the tournament originally but
It the end of the first day half
f these had been eliminated. On
the Second day the number was
lain cut in two, learlng the three
I gftest to compete in the finals,
ail of the debates were, closed to
the pnbllc until those on Friday,
i Although one of the regular
j&en.Ralph Emmons, was sick at
toe time the tournament started,
nd two others. Ward Southworth
"d Robert Littler, had Just re
covered from short sicknesses, the
i entered the tournament with
onsld .Worden as a substitute in
us preliminaries. This gave
orden his. debate letter, the
wer ronx men haring already
' (Continued on page 5.)
I PRESENTED TO
Georges carpentier would
flee 500 miles away from
ze troublesome reporters
Training Is Ze Secret and Newspapermen Never Look at Him
. Wiz Hces Coat Of f He Is Ze Sensitive Fighter French
ttan Trembles Before Bantam With Lead Pencil
. YORK. May 20. Georges
J-tntler may flee ' rive hundred
Kht champion, who is
fcur1'01 nothing in the ring, trem
k,? LM-tt sight or the lightest
sorw e,fcl arrned wllh a re'
moil I?mpa to,,, the newspaper
frMi !" lo,y told them so
rr,t whi,e he "plained the
ftaklB Con''4,Non Ceorges wa
t0.i. wh,n h lwnnilted them
ear!, .i1 m train t his Manhassot
"f f days a week.
"Im Tpn,P r menial h'inhlrr
rUim? gf'at concession," ex
inSiS.th rnn.n. with ap
3 Ei 5,turc- "ia-France
" ' r5,,4 Ceorges. he never
ON MARKET HERE NOW;
Butter is .lower in price now than it has been at any
other time since 191 4'. The regular retail price of the best
local creamery butter which is the best in the world is
only 30 cents, and some that is advertised as the best has
sold for 28 cents a pound.
Butter fat is being bought at 25 cents a pound, and but
termilk is all you can drink for a ruckle, though you have the
thirst of a camel or a sponge.
And cheese is selling at 23 cents a pound!
These facts, however, while
temporarily disquieting to the
cream seller who still has some
of last year's high priced hay ami
grain, and some of last year's
easily acquired debts, are not af
fecting the dairy business of the
Willamette valley as seriously as
the figures might seem to indi
cate. 'Iro Not Disastrous.
It 1s a tremendous drop from
7." cent or SO cent butter; a far
more heart-rending drop to the
milkmaid and the farm owner
than a cut of clothes from $50
a suit down to $20. or ginghams
from 50 rents to 15 cents a yard,
and yet the effect is not as disas
trous as it might seem, say well
informed dairymen who hu(ve
spent years at the game.
It has been reported that many
dairy cows hare been slaughtered
because of the low prices. One
studious creamery authority says
that while the actual number of
cows now being kept on the farms
SCOUTS LEASE 100 ACRES
For the purpose of establishing
a permanent week-end camping
and recreation for lioy Scout?,
Salem council of the Scouts has
secured a 15-year lease on 1""
acres of land in the center of the
Eola hills in Polk county. The
tract has been leased from Mrs.
I. M. White of Salem.
The Salem council yesterday
filed an application with Percy A.
Cupper, state engineer, for au
thority to appropriate water from
tllenn cr?ek. a tributary of Wil
lamette river, for construction of
a swimming pool and for water
for camping purposes. A dam '
feet long is in process of construc
tion to create a reservoir for be
MEET llEflE IN
Approximately 50 dentists from
the Willamette valley, all the way
from Cottage Grove to Portland,
are expected to attend ine con
vention of dentists at the Com
mercial club this aftcrnono.
Eugene will send 17 delegates;
Albany will come with five; two
will be here from CorvalliE, and
tJL least 25 of the 38 Salem den
tists are expected to attend, while
a few others may drift in from
An interesting program has
been prepared, covering a wide
range of dental practice. A com-
show himself when he train,
xe secret. Reporters never
at him wix hex coat off."
"Georges, he Ix xe tempera
mental, He sensitive fighter," he
continued. "How he train with
hundreds watchlnK him? So. we
say, he train secret Tuesday.
Thursday and Saturday.
"Monday. Wednesday and Fri
day he show himself in xe ring,
doing Z blc work for xt news
papers from 3 lo 5 o'clock. More
he will not do."
"We caimo xe l'iK a' to win
r.e hie fight, ("orgep, ho inust
train his own way else we K"
.".f)0 miles away from xe reporters,
like wc do at home.
"Georges, he no rare for ze
(Continued on page 6.)
Wins State Debate
IN SEVEN YEARS
may he lowered, it is the hoard
ers, the loafers, that have gotten
the axe; the best cows have been
retained, ko that whereas many a
farm may have reduced its herd
by one-half, its profits may be
even Increased Uy the removal of
the thieves and loafers that have
stolen the farm revenues by non
produrtion. It requires practi
cally the same amount of food to
maintain the bodily necessities of
the row that doesn't pay a dollar
as of the cow that makes a
world's record. All the food and
care that can be put into the
dairy herd above the mere main
tenance of the body, is so much
clear gain. The weeding out of
the incompetents is held by this
authority to be a preat state re
source. It is bound to force bet
ter dairying in the future, and
when tijnes return to normal the
dairyman who has weathered this
storm will r?ap an iDstant bar-
(Continued on page 5.1
111 EOLA HEIGHTS
tween 30.000 and 40,000 cubic
feet of wat?r.
Another feature of the camp
will he a cabin, soon to be in pro
cess of construction. It will be
2i by 40 feet and will contain a
fire place and other comforts for
winter recreation and diversion.
The cabin will cost $1000.
The camp is located about four
miles from Salem atid the site is
a scenic one. On clear days nine
different towns of the central
Willamette valley can be Been
from the camp.
Oihcr applications filed witn
the state engineer yesterday were:
(Continued on page 5.)
prehensive ' History of Dentistry"'
is to be given by Dr. 9. A. How
man of Salem. Drs. Springer and
Harrick. also of Salem, will con
tribute a joint paper on "Oral
Surgery and Extraction." A table
clinic will be put on by the den
tists of the Marion-Polk-Yamhill
association to demonstrate the
latest practice in inlaying.
Dr. Titue of CottaKe Grove is
to present a paper on "Minor
Oral Surgery,'; and Drs. Graves
and Iee of Eugene are to present
other interesting features of mod
FollowinK the afternoon pro
gram, (he body will adjourn to
the Hotel Marion to put their
dentistry into practice. It is un
derstood that practically every
member of the association will be
there with a full set of his own
teeth, either home-grown or hand
made on his own premises; and
that there will be not a possibil
ity of under-mastication or tooth
ache to spoil the perfect day an I
the more perfect dinner.
No Reports from Ships
Searching for Conestoga
SAN DIEGO. Cal.. May 2 No
reports have bc-n received here
this rvenini? from the fleet of 3
destroyers and three cruisers
which left this port early todav
to begin a senreh for the Paeifie
fleot tujr CoiU'StOKa which left
Mare Island for Samoa late in
March and has not b-en directly
reported since, although n;tval of
ficer have heard that the littlv
vesr"1 was trvinc to ride out a
cale sonn .".Oft miles from llono
lulu on April S. plins n'miotiuce.l
lwfot' the vensels left port made
it plain that a thorough search
was contemplated. The cruisers
and destroyers were to bctT
combing. the ocean east of Cerros
Itiaud at noon tomorrow.
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0 F OFFICIALS
Clique is Believed to Be Re
sponsible for Terrorism
That Has Marked Recent
GIVES OFFICERS CLUE
Truck Driver Still in Custody
In Connection With Wall
CHICAGO. May 20. Nine men,
said by one of their number to be
the original clique of expert bom
bers responsible for most of the
terrorism tactics that have marked
recent labor troubles, were , under
A tenth member of the alleged
clique, ornelius (Con) Shea, labor
leader, who headed the 1905 team
sters' strike in Chicago in which
21 men were killed and 415 in
jured abK was being sought.
The arrests resulted from an al
leged confession made by Andrew
Kerr, a member of the stationary
engineers' union. Kerr is said to
have named a dozen men who
have been prominently identified
either as perpetrators or as the
instigators of sluggings and bomb
ings during a strike recently
waged against laundry owners by
the engineers' union.
Those under arrest Include sev
eral officials, and I. W. W. mem
ber, a chauffeur and two men
known to the police as profession
Kerr was inspired to make his"
confession, according to the police,
because or the fact that he was not
paid for several bombings during
the laundry strike.
Truck Driver Still Held.
NEW YORK, May 20. Gius.
eppi De Filipis. a truck driver, be
lieved to have been implicated in
the Wall street explosion. was
held without bail in the Jersey
City jail tonight while operatives
of the department of justice
searched the city for additional
witnesses and evidence to connect
him with the crime. Five persons
are said to have Identified De Fil
ipis as the driver of the wagon
which carted the explosives into
the financial district.
Pending the issuance of a fed
eral warrant charging De Kilipis
with destruction of government
property, no action will bo taken
by city ofriciais to fix responsibil
ity. Assistant District Attorney
Denedict D. Dineen stated.
Tot is Drowned in
River Near Walla Walla
WAM,A. WA-t.LA, Wash.. May
20.- June Williams. 2-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs Mark
Williams of Spokane was .drowned
iii Walla Walla 'river near Iow
den this afternoon. The child
was visiting her aunt and uncle.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Wagner, who
were campfd near the river. She
was out of sight but a few min
utes when missed. The-body was
discovered a short distance helow
the camp several ho'trs later.
New Cuban President
Inducted Into Office
HAVANA. May 2R ( p.y tly
Associated Press -Dr. Alfredo
Zpyar y Alfonso today b'c.im' t'i"
fourth pr"sid"nt of the republic
of Cuba. II - took the oath of of
fice te-ore a brilliant ass'mM; " 1
i"u the national palace. cc -
moiiy marking the end of one oi
tli" most biit'r campaigns in ''i
ha's political history.
Immediately after I h inaugu
ration Mario G. Menocal, retiring
president, boarded a steamer for
Key WVst on his way to Europe
executive power for eight years.
SH0WING AUTHORITIES HAVE
U. S. COMMISSIONER IN BERLIN I
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Ellis Long Dressei is handling the affairs of the United
States government in Berlin, and is also handling America's
correspondence in connection with all official business pass
ing between the United States and Germany. The reparation
correspondence has been in Dressl's hands-
TOWN DRUNKS ARE Fffl OF
Recently Chief of Police Mof
fitt received a letter 7rom Wash
ington, I). ('., requesting him to
forward a report of the number
'of arrests for drunkenness made
through his office during the past
two years, and to state as near
as possible the beverage which had
been used in each case.
After a careful examination of
the records made by Chief Mof
fitt. it was found that during the
period in question, 122 arrests
were made. .Of that number 75
per cent of the drunkeness was at
tributed to extracts, patent medi
etnes. tonics, including liir ton
ics, hitters and bayrtun. the re
maining 25 per cent being caused
by regular grades of intoxicating
The result of the investigation
is rather Ktartlin. In oth"r words
three-fourths of the men under
arrest for drunkenness secured
Proprietor of Nccdlecrnft
Shop Succumbs to Re
cent Paralytic Attack
Mi.-s ('i.ira W.irii'T died la!
night about 1 ' ' l"ck ;it the S;i
lem h.:-p!Uil. M i ' Warm-r was j
the proprb tc.r f Mi" N --1 b-cra ' t
stoic on Court M-.'t. and h.vi (
lived he re for many ':it. Death J
followed a sMi.ke ol paralysis i
about two weeks ago. She w"as 1-;
I.!st ni-hi iiliiiut T o'clock 1
thos- in. alt -iidam r.i ' thai fh- ;
end wav ii'mt A -i . ii r. Mr
.lames lld.erts of I'mti.nd. v.:i.
sent I'M', but M : s Warner died;
before the train as-iived. u s d':.
the sister. 1ti- '.;irii'i 1-mm s a.
brother. Waller Uams' of Port
lnd. ai u n (!frp Grey ' In .
depeTidenee other- distant rcl-l-i
tives and a host of frr-nds f
mourn hc,r drain
Funeral announcements will be j
made later. -The body is at th"
Webb & Clough establishment. j
general writes opinion
Kluil TO USE
OF BOTTLES FOID
their drink from drug stores and
grocery stores. In some cases, it
is said, the men were really -not
drunk, in the ordinary sens of
the term, but simply stupified
through drinking drugs.
lmon extract appears to be a
favorite drink as a substitute for
the real thing. In the rear of a
certain business block in Salem
this week, was found a pile of
from l.r to 20 bottles, apparently
emptied the same day. as the
wrappers were fresh, all labeled
lemon extract, anad bearing th.n
i nanio of a local grocery store.
Other empty bottles were lying
about, the labels of which showed
that they were purchased at drug
and grocery stores. This is but
one of many such places in the
rear of business blocks and along
the alleys of the city. In other in
stances an entirely different brand
(Continued on page 6)
K II GJFFS
Poachers on Clackamas Riv
er Arrested by Wardens
I M HIT LAND. May 2". A fierce
stniL'Lle iri which a n:volver and
fish -ails were i:;-e preceded the
aire. i of two alb-ged salmon
. earlier- in Mie Clackamas river
today, affording to word receiv
eii h.re by Carl D. Shoemaker,
secretary of the stat" fish com-n:is.-.ion.
The battle ended only
wlien one or the deputy fish warden-
tired a .' hot dirictly at one
of the alb'ge'l poachers who it.
vaid wj-j attempting to hit
him it I. a pike pole.
'h.LTli" Straight and William
K'n map wi re arretted while op
"t;''in in I Ho CI.t katna;; livi r hv
Deprty I i-h W.mb tis Johnson
anil Muiphy Tbeir boat, a net
and s-ven ('binook sa'mon were
seized ny the wardens
The two men were charged with
fishing illegally in the Clackamas
river, a closed stream, and With
fishing w ithout a license.
Series of Questions Arising Ont of Recent Liquor Raids
Propounded by Governor Olcott Leeway is Allowed
Officers in Right of Search and Seizure and Warrants
Are Held Unnecessary After Legal Arrest of Suspect,
ed Person is Made by Operatives
The Marion county court has an absolutely . legal right
to employ law enforcement officers from private or inde
pendent agencies to enforce the prohibition law and to pay
them from the county funds. . .. .
This is the interpretation of the law by Attorney General
Van Winkle in an opinion made public yesterday in reply to
a series of six question! propounded by Governor Olcott. The
questions cover thoroughly the subject of . right of search
and seizure by officersof the law and incidentally every an- ,
gle from which the county court was adversely; criticised by
those who have been erideavoring to frustrate the court's ef"
forts to enforce the law in Marion county- It is evident
that the governor asked for the opinion at the request of
some of the few who hive criticised the court most severely,
charging unlawful procedure and wrongful use of funds.1 The
county court is upheld in the reply of the attorney general
to practically every question. While the opinion is general
and makes no specific reference to the Marion county court
it is obvious that the opinion was asked because of "the re
cent campaign of law enforcement in this locality.
ROUTE FOR i
Roosevelt International jtoad
Hits Many Towns Between ,
Spokane and Portland-
WALLA, WALLA, Wash. May
20. The Roosevelt international
highway will be routed from Spo
kane to Portland through Colfax,
Pullman. Lewiston, Pomeroy, Wal
la Walla. Pendleton, Umatilla and
down the Columbia highway, it
was officially announced berg to
night by A. W. Tracy of Duluth,
Minn., general secretary of the as
sociation, who is here oq a trip
through the northwest locating the
highway. A meeting will be held
at Colfax next Friday to forjn a
Tallest Man in World ;
Dies at Age of 24 Years
SJOCX CITY. la.. May; 2t,
Bernard Coyne, said to be the
tallest man in the world, died. to
day at Oto. Ia.. his home. ; &
Coyne was 8 feet, 1 inch tall
He weighed 300 pounds.
He wore size 24 shoes. He was
24 years old.
Senators and Arleta
Club to Play Sunday
The baseball team of the Arista
Athletic club of Portland will play
the Salem Senators on the Salem
grounds Sunday, according to an
nouncement of Manager Jack
Hays of the Senators. Salem's
first defeat was the name with Al
bany at the latter place last Sun
day when the Senators lost by a
score of fi to 0. The Albany team
was beaten by Salem three weeks
afco by a score of 10 to 2. g
Repeal of War Excises f
Is Urged by Rothschild
WASHINGTON, May 20.- 116
peal of all war-time excise and
special taxes as "unequal and un
necessary" was advocated before
th"! senate finance committee to
day bv Meyer D. Rothschild 4?
New York on behalf of the Jewel
ry industry. To make good tttje
losses of repealed taxes Mt
Rothschild urged the adoption Ot
a jr-neral sales tax of one P.?
cent which he estimated would
produce approximately three bil
lion dollais annually.
Uniform Plumbing Code f
IsJJrged at Portland
PORTLAND. Ore., May 20. -4
I'niform plumbing codes through:
out the state, promotion of the
;ale and use of plumbing supplies'
and appliances and organization)
of the campaign to bring to Port
land the international convention:
of the Master Plumbers' associa
tion are the principal things under
consideration by the Oregon State'
association of master plumbers,,
which opened its session here today.
, Warrant Not Necessary. ; ;.
. Particularly applicable to' tha
local situation 1 a portion' of the
opinion which holds that after a
lawful arrest persons, vehicles or
premises, may be searched , with
out a search warrant. . In other
words, it state agents see a man
driving his automobile in excess
of the speed limit between Salem
and Gervais, or anywhere else,
they have a legal right, to, arrest
him, particularly when they have
specific Instructions from the sec
retary of state or other authority
having Jurisdiction. And after
the arrest the agents have a legal
right to search the speeder's per
son or his car without a warrant.
The same holds true of the prem
ises of persons lawfully arrested.
Use of Fands LegaL
The question "Hare county
courts the authority to contract
with private law enforcement ag
encies, operating independently
from the r regularly authorised. .
peace officer! of the county for
the enforcement of state prohi
bition laws In the county and ex-
pend county funds In payment for
service rendered under sucb con-:
tracts?" is perhaps the most im
portant question asked by the
governor. The attorney general
answers' the question in the af
firmative. This question Is the
sixth and last in the series asked
by the governor.
Suspicion. Not Sufficient. '
The other five in their order
and their answers are:
1. Does the state prohibition
law provide that officers may .
search automobiles or other ve
hicles on public highways for
liquor without specific search'
warrants for vehicles so searched?
After quoting the law, the opin
ion says in reply to the question .
that such search is lawful If the
officers have personal knowledge
or reasonable Information that
liquors are being carried, but not
lawful merely on suspicion. :
Whether the officer has personal
knowledge, the opinion says, is a
matter for the court to decide.
Wide Power Delegated.
2. Does the state prohibition
law provide that officers may
search persons on public highways
or in public places for liquor with
out specific warrants? -,
Arter quoting the law and cit
ing authorities the opinion says In
reply: - :
"It is the opinion of this office
that peace officers or other per-'
(Continued on page 6.)
SALT LAKE 10. VERHOS i
HALT l.AKK CITY, Mjr 20. Salt
I.nkf won lone, drawn out fm this
afternoon 10 to 9. Th locals uund four
pifhr and tbo Vernon aids three. Tha
viaitor overratne -a aixmn lead of tha
Hee by making aiz in the fifth inning.
Thereafter it wu aee aaw, with winning
run for the Beea forced over bjr Ijove.
in the seventh inning. High hit homo
run. French doubled with the baaes full,
scoring all three.
R. H. E
ernon 9 14 1
Salt Lake. 10 10 ft
Hatterjea Dell, r'romme. Love and
Hannah; Blaehoider, Gould. Bromlar.
Thurston and Byler. '4
All other games postponed rai.
STANDING Or THE CLUBS
W. Ii. p.
I Os Aagetea ..
Fait Lake ....