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SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1921
PRICE:- FIVE CENTS
TO SET PRICE
Failure to Accept Commit
; tee Report on Loganbcr
Vrie Practically Disrupts
MEMBERS CONCEDE THAT
CANNERS HOLD WHIR
Proposal to Appoint Com
V mittee to Confer With
; packers Refused
i following a Tote to reject the
report of the committee on prices,
that they should agree to accept
a price ot 6 cents a pound for lo
ganberries, the Independent
growers' association at its meet
ing Saturday adjourned without
action. Various mem oers expressed
themselves as believing that there
will be no further meetings under
the old call.-
A committee had beenoppoint-
ed at a meeting some weeks ago
to consider the price to be asked
this year. W. U Bentley of Wood
burn and W. H.Pownejr of Salem,
the members, presented a report
st the Saturday meeting, fixing 6
ccma M a yruuauiv yi ivv ivt
yr. The convention voted i
s.alnst to 6 contray to the accep
tance of the report. Some held
openly for 7 cents Many fixed no
pries, but thought that they must
' Ue more. Getting nowhere in
ik . . m i i & a .An .Aniinn
practically agreed ta disagree; and,
simply quit business.
- Hrwbeta Kswpectn Xlgger
e ' ' SS fB assajfa . w,
Afflhov." insisted Frank Hru-
aa niesas in ina r biipb
bets route S Salem. "This meet
ing Is being packed against the
grower." He objected to the 5
. -"Rather than sell at 5 cents,
the grower should leave the ber
ries on' the, vines. was the senti
ment of Fred Wright of Hubbard.
"If I can't get more than 5
cents for ray logans, I'll make 'em
into wine and drink 'en." was
the statement of Senator Alex La
Follett of Salem.
. v aunrr iuih
, ,"We are -In the hands ot the
canners, and will "have to take
what they- offer," was the state
ment of Yf H .Wowney. who fav
ored the 6-cent price if neces
sary. 'The growers need not ex
pect any profit this year."
"This is the buyer'a year," was
the expression of W. l. Bentley.
.The growers had theirs last year.
' One' grower asked of Mr. Bent
ley now it came that ne iarorea i
cents 30 days ago, and had come
aown in & rents as a iair once
now. "If you can get 5 .cents for
, . . . i . ,,,
- juur togana mis ear, juu 11 ire
lucky," continued Bentley. "You
' ftFsa fit at Ait Af IAaIp Ka f n on VAII
"got too much last year." Pressed
ior a statement, the speaker fin
ally agreed that he was buying
? for the Paulhamus Interests, but
offered to cancel any 5-cent con-
tract that he held.
LaFolIett objection to the coa-
Wefelt..- ..I I A U
? v, nhMug ail yiivv vt, a n ,
Mason's products. 4
Five Cents Advised
One big grower advised the ac
ceptance of 5 cents.
"If you will agree to that you
sell all your crop, and the
rrtce is fair and honest," he said.
The original committee report
W' gixed a tentative price of 5
ts for logans, 6 cents for
strawberries, and 8 cents for raup-
-". . iu Toie on rejection
u taken only as to the logans.
To other items were ignored,
j snd should the convention never
assemble, these twrvfruits wiil
fii11 "taring them In the face,
'"homeless ghosts. But the 5
nt loganberry question is ap
... , tt impressive statement was
"de by a delegation visiting
uprnu 4 rr- a i
font giackamas county. Clacka-
growers had had an offer of
-5 a crate for their atrawber.
the crate costing them 17
"nt. leaving $1.08 net for their
Pounds of berries, or 6 cents
Pound which they refused,
gather ' than accept that price,
,i ke tne fruU "P ,nto
joice, they said. But you fellows
"0 organisation, and that is
"ei-gary as the Blngle grower
y Bo ehanre."
! . Not to ,M(Tt Inkers
leS resolutions were of-
lew .Be f thom be,n for tnc
pwataicnt of a committee to go
Pile.' fnnrs, and confer as to
BDon 11 WOre lost- or m,t a(
Oeat! d,cd w,th the adJu"-
vn,y One Contract waa
mZj logans; beyond that.
H?5In.ned on page 2)
WHEN DIKE BREAKS
NEAR WOODLAND, WN.
WOODLAND, Wash., May 30. A dike protecting
a reclaimed farm area of some 12,000 acres near here
broke under pressure of flood waters tonight The
pumping station at Barch Slough went out soon after
the break occurred and indications were that the entire
district would be flooded. Between 400 and 500 per
sons, farmers and their families live in the district.
Couriers were sent in all directions to warn them to flee
to higher ground.
The dike which broke tonight was completed this
year at a cost of about $200,000.
The flood from the Columbia river began to cut into
it last weekf but dredges and crews of men were rushed
to theweakened spots and it was reported later that the
danger seemed to have been averted.
The diked land will be flooded to a depth of from
eight to 12 feet, according to indications tonight.
LOSS MAY REACH $300,000
The pressure of the rising waters tore a hole 60
feet wide in the dike, which is 15 feet high, 70 feet wide
at the base and 20 feet wide at the top. The dike burst
at the mouth cf Burrows creek, two miles south of Mar
tin's Bluff and the waters poured through into the low
lands with terrific force making it appear certain that
frm 5,000. ta 6,000 acres of the 12,000 acres in the
district, which is known as
No. 5 would be inundated, by morning.
Within 30 minutes after the break occurred the
pumping station had been swept away. Observers here
estimated that the loss to farm property would be in
the neighborhood of $300,000.
SETTLERS NOTIFIED HURRIEDLY
When first reports of the break in the dike reached
here tonight farmers residing within the section men
aced by the rising flood were notified by telephone from
here, and those who did not have telephone connec
tions were notified by persons in automobiles des
patched from here. It was believed that every family
in the territory threatened had been notified and had
fled to higher ground. For several days as a precau
tionary measure, farmers have been sending their cattle
out of the lowlands, but it is possible that seme cattle
may be lost, as not all had been removed.
The area embraced in the diking district is approx
imately nine miles long and two to three miles wide. The
Northern Pacific railway tracks parallel the district on
the inside nd the dike protects it from the Columbia on
the outer side.
IN DEATH OE GEORGE KRAUS
LAST TRUSTEE OF HISTORIC
(leorne Kraus iifl at bis home
In Aurorrf, Or., on Sunday rven
ing. May 2 3, I f 2 1 . aped 79 years,
8 months and 2 days.
Thus passed the last surviving
member of the trustees of the
Aurora colony whose charter
dated back to August SO, 184 4,
and the beginnings of which at
Aurora were In June, lS.'.K.
('.force Kraus was anions the
.youngest of th trustees of that
remarkable comjiany of people
who carved homes cnit of a tim
bered wilderness and lived a com
munity .life of exceeding content
ment and prosperity while the
founder. Dr. William Keil. was
alive A.o direct their activities. It
was perhaps the most successful
rxperiiiient of the kind on the
Woodland diking district
American continent, if not in the
world, in most particulars.
;'orK' K rans was born in
Pittsburgh, Pa.. September S.
IS II. He came to Aurora from
Hethfl. Mo. in 1Sf,3, with the
largest of five trains coming to
Oregon from Missouri to take up
colony life at Aurora. In that
train there were in wagons drawn
by ox and mule teams.
George Kraus was married at
Aurora in 1873. to Klixabeth
(Jiesy. daughter of John ;isy, the
chairman of the board of t-ust'-es
of the colony. Uesids hin wife
lie leaves Arthur V. and John It.
Kraus. t-ons. and Orletta and
Georgia, daughters, and one
brother, William, the latter a res
ident pf Aurora. Arthur is a
(Continued on page 6)
Resting Place of Every Am
erican Adorned With Flag
and Poppy-Dotted Wreath
CHATEAU THIERRY !
SILENT IN TRIBUTE!
Token From White House5
Pl?ced on Tomb of First
Slain Doughboy !
PARIS. May r.O ( Hv the As
sociated Press) Little - American
Hags and poppy-cotted wreaths'
marked the graves of every one j
of th forty-odd thousand Amer.-!
can deed soldier remaining In !
France dnd the few hundreds!
scattered throughout the Euro
pean continent. Even to the sin-
gle mound on Gibraltar America
remembered her dead.
The Americans, comparatively
few, shared with the French their !
fsi task of honoring those who '
di?d in the great cause. T The-'
French took part in ever cere-1
mnny and where nerhaos ' there I
was only a single grave and the
American committee was able to
send only one representative,
French patriotic societies organ
v Priet and (liildren Mourn
There were 77 groups of graves
where formal memorial programs
were carr.rd put in France, but
there were others where a French
priest led the school children to
an isolated American j?rave, or
where a village mayor prlded
over the services.
Imposing ceremonies were held
at Surenes. with regiments ot
French soldiers and affocting cer
emonies were frequent where
children gathered to carry bou
quets of wild flowers to the grave
of one they knw only as "the
Noted Warrior Sneak
SrilESNES, France. May 30.
(By The Aassociated Press) Full
military and civil honors were
paid American heroes who dted
for their country today through
out France hy their former bro
thers in arms, soldiers of France,
government officials. American,
French and other allied veteran
end patriotic organizations and
French orphans. The principal
ceremony was held In th2 Ameri
can military ceremony her'.
He!' ore American and French
troops drawn up in line in front
of the speakers' stand and huni
rcds of American and French. Am
bassador Hugh (' Wallao and
Major General Henry T. Allen,
commander of the American forc
es oh the Rhine, paid America'?
homage, while Marshal Petain and
ItesMnive OinmI SI rin k
Ambassador Wallace struck a,
responsive chord when he sai;l.
"could I have my way, these
graves would never be disturbed."
Marshal Petain. standing among
his soldiers before the ror.trnm on
which Madame Millerand, wile of
the French president, stool witli
Ambassador and Mrs. Wallace,
echoerl the American ambassador's
expression of infinite regret that
France could not always care for
all those Americans who fell on
'o4Tiiis Are Adorned
ANTWERP. May :h. A de
tachment of American troops from
the American forces at l'ob!fi7.
together with a Helgian battalion
and a group of French sailors, to
day paid tribute to ll'OO Ameri
can dead lying n the dock shi"l
here. AlongEide the dock tlie
American transport Whaton was
tied up in readiness to transport
the caskets to the I'nited States.
Belgian girls gathered around
the American flag in the center
of the building and lat-r placed
Mowers on every flag-covered cof
fin. ;rcliarn (iravo lionon-d.
BATKHLEMONT. France. Mav
3o. President Harding' wreath
symbolizing his tribute to the
American dead in France today
was placed on the grave of Frank
T. Gresham who fell here Novem
ber 1. 1317. the first American
soldier to be killed in France af
ter the I'nited States entered the
Chateau Thierry Silent
CHATEAP THIERRY. Fran'..
May 30. The children who re
garded them as saviors of tln-ii
towns and homes and former
French soldiers who weie their
comrades joined today in honor
ing tho American dead. Chateau
Thierry was beflagged and busi
ness was at a standstill.
(Continued on page 2)
i i IN RONORS TO
! VALIANT OEAO
Nature Breathes Benediction
Upon Salem Ceremonies
In Commemoration of the
Brave Who Are Gone.
BY LEGION MEMBERS
Cemeteries of City, Armory
And River Scenes of
By CHARLES J. LISLE
Nature was never brighter.
more alluring, more fair, than tor
Decoration day, 1021. It was a
day to emphasize the value of
what the soldiers of the nation
have bequeathed to those of to
day. The speaker out at the Jason
Lee memorial services, quoted "a
statement from the Oregon state
university, that nowhere else in
the whole world is there another
section with so many splendid ed
ucational institutions, proportion
ate to the population, as in the
Willamette valley. "Worth fight
ing for. worth dying for." he said.
"They've done both, and the re
ward Is here to say whether it's
worth the price.
First on the day's program was
the memorial service at the coun
ty court house, held by the Am
erican legiou members in the ded
ication of memorial x tablets to
their own comrades who sacrificed
themselves ia the World war.
When the Grand Army1 post
marched up from the armory,
flag flying and grey hair stream
ing, the services began. The band
gave the first number, "Officer of
the Day," a military march. Fol
lowing it was a quartet, Mrs. W.
Carlton Smith, Mrs. Ethel Law.
F. G. Deckebach and William Mc
Gilchrist. with the magnificent
Russian national hymn set to
One could a lost see those under-armed
Russian soldiers of the
early part of the war, sacrificing
themselves in the face of certain
death before the German guns -and
delaying the, war so that,
whatever Russia did In the later
years, she held back the hun from
overrunning the went, and strik
ing America in her days of unpre
paredness. A million homes in
America have kept their loved
ones because of the ragged sol
diers who sang that Russian hymn
in the face ol the German death:
it miuht well enough be a hymn of
praise on any American Memorial
loyalty I'rged hy Sneaker
Rev. Blaine Kirkpatrick was in
troduced by Captain B. F. Pound,
chairman of the meeting, to deliv
er the invocation. Following this,
the chairman Introduced Dr. W.
Carlton Smith as the principal
speaker, in substitution for Jamen
Crawford who had been expected
but who was detained from Salem
hy an automobile accident.
Dr. Smith cave a very brief ad
dress, pointing to the fact that
for all that the boys of the last
war had done, there is still war ir?
Silesia, in Erin, in .Mexico.
spoke of the kind of memorial
that would be most appropriate
for the soldier a tree, that draws
Its strength from the land it pre
fects, and bet-omen mightier
slghtlier year hy year, instead of
rcurndinsr as does
stone or bronze.
He exhorted '
"the hoys" to remain true to their
early vows of fidelity to nation,
and closed with the prayer of
"Lord Cod of hosts, be with us
Icst we forpet. lest wo forget."
'cruel cry Services Held
The quartet "anp another beau
tiful selection. For Thee, O Pear,
Pear Country." Two pieces by Un
hand. "Tin- American Patrol" and
(Continued on pace f)
Motion Picture Actor Drowns in
Staging Rescue Scene With Girl
SEATTLE, Wash., May 30. J. A. Clark, motion
picture actor, was drawncd in Green lake here today, in
his attempt to stage a rescue of Isabelle: Carpenter, his
leading lady, as a part of a picture drama being filmed
by the Kolwood Producing company.
The scenario called for the capsizing of the canoe with
the two principals. Miss Carpenter, when she saw
Clark was in difficulty, attempted to rescue him and
narrowly escaped drowning with him.
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Work among tne blind, carried on by the Association for
the Blind through four projects, which during the past yearj,
reached 4000 sightless persons, has attained its present Wide
scope through the vision of one woman, Miss Winifred Holt
a pioneer worker among New York's blind. She has just
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started a $2,00U,000 campaign, neaaea oy rrcsiaeni naming,
to broaden the scope of her work. 2
Standard Oil Team of Port
land Clearly Outplayed
hy H?.ye's Men
BERG PERFORMS WELL
Decoration Day Score 8 to 2
and Sunday Regular
Tho Salem Senators clearly
outplayed the Zerolene Hears, tlie
Sta'idard Oil representatives, of
I Portland in yesterday's am kt
Oxford park, winning hy a scoro
of 8 to 2.
Pert; of Kupene, who pitched
for t lie Senators, performed ably,
allowing only five hits, all of
which wero scattered except two
gleaned in succession by t ho Per
kins hoys in tho second inning.
The locals netted eight safeties
off the delivery of Krause.
Holmes, who is leading Hie Sa
lem cl'ih in batting, scored two
safes yesterday. Two likewise
(Continued on pane 2)
AIR PILOT? THOUGHT
International Significance is
Added to MemoriaFDay
diplomats take part
British Ambassador Places
Wreath From United
Kingdom on Flag :
WASHINGTON, May 30. Tho
national capital's memorial cere
monies for American war dead
weie colored by a new touch of
inteniKtional slenlficanro todayjat
strvi'-es held in Arlington cerfle
tery under the le.ad of President
Sneaking in the Arlington atn-
pitheater to veterans of three
wars and to officials and diplo
matists, the president re-dedicated
th nation to the cause of free
dom and civilization and promised
that ir neei would fail to mess
Ti re ui to v ry demand presented
to it in in halt of civilisation.
I liv striking across tne pea in
the World war, he declared, Ajji
irica had sanctified again h'er
j 'faith in free institutions for po
j i)es everywhere. -
"Wherever men are free," Jie.
said. "th"y are wont to give
thought to our country's services
in freedoin'H cause. Today the
sons and daughters of other lands
are placing with loving hands
their laurels on American grave.
Our memorial day is become n
international occasion." "a
Sir Auckland Ceddcg, Rritth
ambassador, seconded Ihc sent!
inent by placing on the American
Has; ieside the proKident a wreath
of roses presented by the people
of the United Kingdom and her
dominions "In undlmmed mem
ory of the sacrifices America hs
made for Individual liberty.'
Joe Peters Crashed to Earth.
With Plane in Sight of Big
Throng That Witnesses
SANDERSON SAVED BY
LEAPING INTO TREE
Photographer "Jumps From
Cockpit When Ship is 75
Feet from Ground
PORTLAND, Ore., May 30. .
Joe Peters, probably ,ms fa
tally injured lata today when
his airplane crashed at the
Rose Qity speedway during
the motorcycle races. i
Gile E. Sanderson, a photog
rapher, and Joe Reeves were
in the plane at the time and
were slightly hurt. Peters was
bleeding internally, when ex
tricated from the wreck. The
party had been taking moving
pictures of the races.
Plane in Nose Dive.
The crash came just after
the plane had taken off from
the center, of the big oval
within the mile speedway and
apparently was due to lack qf
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SALT LAKE S-. POBTXJUTO 4-S
SALT LAKE CITY. Mr SO--Pw
Und nd Halt Lake . i( divided
double header today, the borne - rial
winning the firat.game bf a arore ot t
to 4 and the vieitora the eerond t U 1
In the tint fame the Bees ataged a bat
ting rally in the eighth, which gare them
fire runa. The aeeond game vac bat
tle between Pillette and Bromley. An
error gave the Beareri what turned out
to he the winning ran. Lynn knocked the '
ball over the fence in the aeeond Inning
for the Been only two tallies. Is the
fiint game Hale, Johnson and Kmg tat
Portland and Siglin for Salt Lake hit
homers. The Beavers won five of the
nine games of lb.e series.
Keennd game-'- K. H. t.
Porttsnd . , S S 0
Bait La' u . S
Batteries Pillette and Fiaher; Breov
ley and Lynn. -
SACRAMENTO. May SOSaorameata
defeated I Angelea in both games of
a doable header here today, taking the
morning contest by a score of ft. to 0
snd shotting tho Angels oat sgsia ia
jne afternoon Vf the 6 to O aeore.
The feature of the morning came was
the pitching of Penner, who held Loe
Angelea to one hit. The Hrnators drove
( randsll from tha mound in tha aarantb
iHmovleh. who reliered Hashes ia tha
first inning of tho afteraooa ' gama
proved effertrra and held tha hama taaai
io one ran. The visitors eon Id not
sol the offering of P.roagh,. hewaven '
and tha toeala won handily.
Kirst gams R. It. E
I-o Angeles , , 0 t O
Harramento .. . S 2
Butler lea Crandalt and Baldwin:
IVnner and Cook.. -
tlmii m.tm. B IT
t-00 Angeles fl 0 D
Battarija - Hoghes, DumoTich god
Ilsldwin; Trough snd Cook.
SEATTLE 12-1, VERKOV 8-2
I-OH AJJOKLEH, Majr SO. Seala and
ernon divided the riouMa h..jM
tlr. the Tigers tsking tha moraine
gnwe 2 to 1 and the Riwashes tha
afternoon 12 to 2. Heattla k.
aeries. 5 to 4. Vernon clinched tha
firnt game in the aerenth inning, aeor
ing the winninr ran an w..v.i.
ingle and a aarrifira. The TUitors
turned the afternoon contest into a hit
frst. knocking twa Tiger pitchers oat of
the bos. In tha sixth Bates hit a homer
with nobody on.
Kirst game r, Hv E -
r""'e 1 a n
mon 2 j
f FUtterie tiejr, Daily and Adam;,
I-ll and Hannah. '
Jl wnd game R. H. JB
I5eattla .. . 1, u .
ernon 3 10 '
Prhorr. W. Mitrhell R.h.-;jl-
raisco 9-20, oakuutd s-4 ;
.SAX KRA N CISCO, W.y SO. -f g,
rnri.ro won thin morning from Oak'
UikI and gin this afternoon ia gamoa-
on idrd tbrr waa-little appar
aoro of any tonlmt Th mornin arora
5 In the afternoon Kame, whra
i- Seals had tired of rimling the bases,
ttir srore had marked for them 20 rana
to the Oak.' 4. Kach Seal N?
Vnaid made at M-ast one ran and Schick '
OmriV foor. :
Kim ao- R. H. R
Oakland 6 10 a
San Francisco g 15 i
Hatterte Krause, Kramer, Biebol4
b4 Mitie, Kohler; Lewis, Couch and
Oakland .. 4 ,0 4
Ran rranosco .... 20 2S 6
Itslteriea Alten. Winm Fait. Bhaltla
wad Korhler; Mcgoaid and Yalta... ,
BTAHDIHO OF THE CLUBS
ffn rranruH-o 87. JS
Sarrameata , , SS m
Ternon . S SS
os Angelea 27 25
Seattle 27 27
Oakland - -r- .i,. 21 2S
fait Lakt 17 S2
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