The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 22, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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The Statesman recelTet th leiaed
wiire report of i the Associated
Fjress, the greatest and most r
lijahle press association v la ta
florid. . .',.1 - ':.s .'Sf';'
Fair; warmer except near th1;
5 coast; gentle winds mostly west-
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Testimony Valuable to Low
er' Rate Petitioners Given
1 By Former Operators Of
telephone Company.
First Clash of Day Results
In Williams Overruling
; Utility Counsel
A captivating young matron ot
. Portland, Mrs. Agnea Johnson,
for 12 years In the employ of the
Pacific Telephone , & Telegraph
company, ( first witness for the
city of Portland In the telephone
Tate rehearing, helped the pe
titioners for lower telephone rates
to chalk up several, credits in the
afternoon session yesterday, and
did It so gracefully that the polite
j Mr.-Shaw, attorney for the phone
.company, did as well as any
Ihlvalrous man could do to draw
Conflicting testimony from the
witness. -1" ! - ; , I .
Mrs. Johnson, however, eould
not be trapped into making, any
concessions that were damaging
to the 'petitioners. She bad as an
offering In the Investigation the
i tabulated results jf a telephone
test made In Portland during June
and July under the direction ' of
the city attorneys office, and
which showed that' complaints at
the phone service and at the high
rates are the usual order in Port
land.: -,
l ' Annoyances Are Numerous.
Whiiw engaged In the test Mrs.
Johnson made a total ot 339 calls.
; asking each person called a series
of Questions relating to the tele
phone service. She said that some
ot the operators knew her voice,
and recognizing her as a former
operator, doubtless gave her bet
ter ' service than Is accorded the
average person. Of the 329 per
sons called, 141 complained that
they were often compelled to
-wait an' unusual long -time for
central to answer when they
wished to place a call. About an
equal number complained of un
usual annoyance In being given
5 the . wrong number. Complaint
was registered by 131 persons
that they were compelled -to wait
an unduly long time. for reports
; from the operators , when they
failed to get the numbers called.
Called to the phone when their
number was not the one wanted
was the plaint of 196 persons,
and 169 declared they were cut
off far more than the normal
'number of times' while convers
ing over the telephone. .
$ Pew Obtain Relief.
; The trouble was reported to the
"company by over 100 persons and
C6 declared the company never
; had done anything to relieve it.
Sixty-nine patrons declared they
had - suffered Inconvenience or
I loss by the poor service.
Of the calls made, 282 were
manual calls and the remainder
automatic. Mrs. Johnson used a
aton watch while. makintr the calls
' and, observed that an average of
5.5 i seconds elapsed before the
operator answered when the man
nal system was used and 12 sec
.t (Continued on page, 3)
Degree Peddlers Get Set-Back in
Letter From Olcott Who Refuses
; i to Give $25 tor Pretty Diploma
Peddling degrees of a nnyer
i slty, at $25 each, much in the
I same manner as a merchant would
dispose of his wares, does not
meet with the approval of Gover
; ; nor Olcott v i
J This was made plain in a let
, ter .prepared by Governor Olcott
: yesterday in responso to infor
mation received from the Cen
' tennlal State -university at Den
ver, Colo., to the effect that ha
had been voted an honorary de
gree 'of doctor of laws, and that
. ho would receive an attractive
diploma upon' remitting the sum
of tZ to the trustees of the in
stitution. '!
Personally." tatd "the gover
nor (n bis letter, "I have always
. considered an element of sanc
tity. should hedge about issuance
'hi degrees, and in 'the main I
McMinnville Man, Who Ex
plored With Stefansson,
Greets Him at Dallas !
DALLAS. Or., July 21. (Spe
cial to The Statesman) Yester
day was ono of the biggest days of
the Polk County Chautauqua
which is in session in Dallas this
week. The afternoon's program
was given by the Roach -Freeman
Duo and was greatly appreciated.
The evening's program was en
tirely taken up by Vilhjalinar
Stefansson la recounting "His
Five years in the Arctic." The
lecture was interesting to Dallas
people on acount of the fact that
a young man of McMinnville, Lor
en Knight, also well known in
this city was one of the party
with Mr. Stefansson on his last
trip lb the polar regions. Mr.
Knight was with Mr. Stefansson
last night.
The big Chautauqua tent was
filled to its utmost capacity to
hear the lecture and there were
not enough seats to accommodate
the public many of whom had to
stand during the lecture.
J. W- Kubberness Reports
Butterfat on Upgrade;
Plant is Busy -1
SILVERTON. Or.. July 21.
(Special to The Statesman.) J.
W. Kubberness of the Silverton
creamery said today that cream
ery prospects look good. '
"In fact," he added, "It Is long
since they have looked as good
as they do at present. Butterfat
is steadily gaining In price. There
is little fear that it will soon go
A present the Silverton cream
ery is receiving 400 gallons of
cream a day. It turns out 900
pounds of butter dally.
Silverton alone consumes half
of this. The other half Is ship
ped to Portland.
The creamery also has an out
put of three tons of ice a day. A
large share of this goes to Sil
verton merchants. The remain
der is sold to Mt. Angel, Moni
tor, Marquam and Scotts Mills.
Labor of Love Before
Court of Honor Today
A labor of love is to come be
fore the Court of Honor. Boy
Scouts of America, when the court
convenes this morning to consid
er three cases of heroism on the
part of Salem Scouts who Ihave
distinguished themselves in offer
ing their lives to save others.
The first is that of Arthur
Hamilton, who saved the life of
a companion who was drowning
at camp a year ago. The second
was that of eKlth Draper, who
Just in time pulled a comrade out
of a watery grave, in Mill creek
in Salem a few weeks ago. The
third is that of Beniamin Beall,
who saved the life of a young wo
man at Spong's lanaing last un
The court of honor has these
three cases of bravery to consider.
All the facts have been laid before
the board, and the award or signal
honors for all the young heroes
la considered certain.
believe such to be the case. I
know a number of gentlemen
holding these honorary degrees
who are eminently qualified o
accept them, but I am certain
their qualifications were entered,
Into and deeply considered by the
proper persons before the de
grees were issued.
"In this case ; it seems to be
a mere matter of barter and sale;
a proposal whereby I send you
$25 and In return you send me a
neatly engraved diploma ?which
will convince my posterity that
their forbear, as a doctor of laws,
was. an intellectual giant of great
mental attainments.
"To be frank, i I am rather as
tonished at this proceeding and
must decline to enter into my end
or the agreement.: Such degrees
should not be considered mer
chandise." - !
Walkout Held Only Available
Weapon to Obtain Rights
and Bring Peace to Unset
tled Industry-
Whether General Strike Will
Be Called to Be Announc
ed Saturday
resolution endorsing .the policy
of a general strike of organized
labor in the San Francisca bay
region "as the best available
weapon to obtain bur rights," was
adopted late today by 'a confer
ence of 4 00 building trades work
ers formed to bring peace to the
unsettled building Industry.
Conference Fails.
The resolution was adopted af
ter a special committee reported
that meetings with the builders'
exchange, made up of contractors
and the Chamber of Commerce,
failed to reach any understanding
that would aid in settling differ
ences that have crippled building
activities in the region since May
The chamber, however, in
vited the committee tr) return to
morrow for anothercohference, it j
was announced. r
Many Locals Moot.
Building trades unions meeting
tonight are to be asked to put the
general strike resolution to a re
ferendum vote, and the San Fran
cisco labor council, which meets
tomorrow night, will be asked to
take similar action. '
The newspapers estimated that
the number of workers affected
by a general strike I would total
IlifC Committee i Called.
The conference cpmmittee of
4 00 will meet again Saturday to
hear reports as to how the indi
vidual unions looked on the pro
posal. At that time also, it was
announced, a decision will be
made as to whethejr the generai
strike, if called, will be a protest
against the open shop alone, or
against reduction of wages as well
Street Work Hajted by .
Shortage of Cement
DALLAS, Or., July 21. (Spe
cial to the Statesman) The
hard-surfacing of tl blocks or the
resident section Slreets of this
city has been halted indefinitely
by the inability of the contractors
to; secure cement.! Practically all
the grading in the street has been
finished an 1 the streets are in
condition to have the concrete
pavement laid. The work is sup
posed to be finished by the first
of October but with delays such
as the one now being experienced
by the contractors it will proba
bly be along in the winter before
the job is completed.
Frank Chapman and W. T.
Grier, two Salem business men
were Dallas visitors the first of
the week. j
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Patterson,
Jr., of Corvallis are visiting at
the home of Mrsj Patterson's Bar
ents, Mr. and Ms. Eugene llay
ter on Main street-
Dr. and Mrs. ft. E. Lee Steiner
o Salem were j Dallas visitors
this week with Old friends.
J. C. Hayter who underwent an
operation at the Dallas hospital
two weeks ago Is improving rap
idly. Mrs. George Spere has returned
to her home in Seattle after a vis
it with friends to this city.
Inheritance Tax Fixed
In Mrs. ffughes Estate
. . , i
An order fixing the inheritance
tax at $249 23 wa? issued yester
day by County J)udge W. M. Bush
ey in the estati of Emma P.
Hughes. Estate property is val
ued at $34,723j.ll according to
the report submitted by Lulu H.
Bush and J. Frank Hughes, exe
cutors of tha estate.
The will of Mrs. Hughes made
the following bequests, including
real and personal property at the
values Itemizedj: Lulu II. Bush,
daughter, $3,639.49; J. Frank
Hughes, son, $8,589.49; Gene
vieve Hughes Mackle. $8,416.35.
The will also provided for various
small bequests j to Other persons.
Man Recently Arrested at Cor
vallis Expected to Enter
Plea of Not Guilty
Kichard Burton. 23, recently ar
rested at Corvallis on a statutory
eharge will be1 Riven a preliminary
hearing at 2:30 p. m. today be
fore Justice of the Peace G. E. Un
ruh. Burton was arrested upon com
plaint of District Attorney John
Crrson upon evidence of alleged
impioper relations witn Myrtle
Ennis, 15-year-old Salem girl.
It is reported that Burton will
plead not guilty to the charge
which he faces. In statements lo
his attorney Burton declares that
the whole affair is a mistake an 1
that- he has had no relations with
trie Ennis gal not of honorable
intent. '
The charges against Burton
bave attracted widespread atten
tion and a large audience is ex
pected to attend the hearing.
Two Cases Will Come
Before Unruh Today
Two cases will come up before
Judge Unruh in the justice court
John D. Hafferly who is charged
with attacking Guy 11. Smith with
a dangerous weapon, a knife, wil
be arraigned sometime this morn
ing although no definite time has
been set. The alleged assault oc
curred Wednesday night near
Chemawa. " . "
At 10 o'clock the case of the
state vs Bush will come up before
a jury. Bush Is charged with the
attempted assault and battery of
a neighbor, a Mr. Dingee. Bush
was arraigned several days ago
when he pleaded not guilty. The
alleged assault was the result cf
an argument which occurred near
the farm of the defendant on tie
Garaden toad. i
Variety of Methods is Used
in Preserving Big Valley
Lambert cherries are now com
ing in by truck loads, for treat
ment by all the methods of pres
ervation known to the trade. Some
are being canned, some are be
ing evaporated, some are going
into sugar alter being seeded and
The evaporated product per
haps represents the smallest ini
tial expense, and it makes a fine,
marketable product, though it
has not found quire as large favor
as the canned fruit. The Lam
berts are hardly past the peak of
-their production.
Logans are decidedly past their
biggest production; though large
quantities will be brought in be
tween now and the close of the
season. The hot weather of the
past few days has ripened the ber-
dies rapidly, and it has likewise
brought the vines nearer to :heir
yielding end. .stiffening-up of
prices for these 'later berries is
noticed, and some of the last
ends of the crops have lrou?;n
a decided advance, more than
enough, perhaps, to care for the
higher price demanded for pick
ing after the peak of the crop is
Sugar has taken the expected
raise in price, and has gone "P
55 cents a sack, with the proini.-iJ
of going ' higher. Those who
bought at the cellar price of $6.0
are pattins themselves on th3
back for their Solomonic wisdom.
With the logans demanding more
sugar than any other fruit of the
year, tiie tardy buyers have lost
one good chance to make some
easy money.
High Water Damage in
Oregon at High Mark
PORTLAND. Or.. July 21
Damage from the recent hiph 'a
trr in the C lumbia and Vilram
ette rivers reacher $275,000. Kd
ward L. Wells. wcath?- forecas
ter, estimated today from reports
of individuals and firms affected.
In Portland the total damage to
property was estimated at SB,"'',
while the loss to business and in
wage's is et at $i90Q. Damage
outside Portland, including prop
erty on both sides of the Colom
bia, -was considerably greater,
Mt. Wells' estimate being 1 37
944, the figures covering loss in
crops, prospective crops, live
stock, business and wages.
Dean Cromwell, Trainer of
World Champion Sprinter,
j Is Spending Summer Herd
SUPERIOR. Wis.. July 21
District .Attorney Kennedy
today ordered police to ar
rest anyone distributing, dis
playing, or having in his
possession, pictures of Ar
thur A.s McDonald, suicide,
hanging n his painted cross.
McDonald hanged himself
Before he died he took
photographs of himself, pos
ing on the cross and sent
them toil. V. W. headquar
ters in hopes, his friends say,
that he might become the
"I. V. W. Christ."
Salem Boy Appears With Big i
Time Company on Brig
ohuse Park Track
Word has been received that
Elmer Xeal, a Salem boy. Is "mak
ing good"! as a rider in some of
the fastest company in America.
A newspaper report tells of his
appearance on the Brlghouse aPrk
track, Ontario, as an apprentice
protege of Les-Galbraiih, a well
known turfman.
Track experts at Brighous rate
Xeal as'one of the most promising
riders who has ever appeared
thgre, and ?he outstanding class
of the new-comers of the saddle
world. They predict that he and
other promising riders on the
Brighouse-track would re making
the top places on the New York
and other famous tracks, within
the next two years. They are
young and unseasoned, but com
ing fast and showing the ability
to reach the top of their profes
sion. Elmer Neal's father. R. E. Xeal,
lives at 1201 North Seventeenth.
Salem. A cister, little Miss Le
ona Xeal. wa? a winner in the re
cent Statesman pony contest. The
love of horses, and the ability to
own and; direct them, seems to
run in the family.
Salem Beautiful is Enhanced
At One of Season's No
table Gatherings
The Salem Floral society staged
last night one t-i :Tie most de
lightful partis T the season at
ihe home of Mrs. W. P. Lord, T'.1
South High'street.
: It's too warm tor indoor galh-
erings, these nights, evrn in Oie
Kon So the party was held out
on the, spacious lawn, which was
iie.auiir.tliy decorated with elec
tric ; c:;ndl'S until it resembled a
lower garden of the gods.
A ptocram wis prsentl.
whi.-h included several numbers
by a mal.? quartet tha- rendered
its selections most acceptably.
Miss Elizabeih Schreiber gave a
series of costume dances. rer'-M-sentins:
the Spanish, the Egyptian
and th' Oyp.-y schools of dancing,
that were received with unal
loyed npp'-( c'ation by fie delight
ed audience.
Mrs. Ed. Paker presided -ver
the coffee urn. assisted by Mrs.
William Lytle. Miss Margf et
Itodjrers and her h use truest. Miss
Brush of Oambr:djre, fass.. had
charce' of the ptinrh owl. Mi.
Knnls Wait, assisted by Mrs.
Tweedale. served the ices. Four
teen young women assisted in the
presentation or the refreshments
and other features of the even
ine's entertainment.
The proceed? of the evenins's
sales It's almost a debacle to
speak of vulgar finance in con
nection With such a delightful so
cial erent will ro into the Flor
al society treasury for Salem
beautification. More than 200
guests were In attendance durinj
th.a evealng.
l'ean Cromwell, trainer of
Charley Paddock and seve
ral other world's lilL hold
ers in the athletic field, be
lieves that Charley Paddock
will bs there with "both
feet' at the Olympic games
to he held in Paris, France,
in 1924. Cromwell is now
in Salem.
"There has been a nation
ally published report that
Charley is going to tie a pink
ribbon about his track shoes
and retire while his title is
safe, said Cromwell yester
day, when asked if Paddock
would stay in the game.
"That boy has the fastest
pair of lees in the world and
nothing can curb his whole
hearted interest in clean
Charley Paddock, wonder sprin
ter who at the ace of 19 years
took the world's title at th
Olympic games at Antwerp in
1919; Earl Thompson, who took
the high hurdles record in 1916;
Howard Drw. colored sprinter,
whose 100-yard sprint on, the
Berkeley oval, took the title in
1914, and Fred W. Kelly, who in
1912 put Pacific coast on the
athletic map by taking the 120-
Jail sentences totaling about a
year and fines aggregating near
ly $150 a have been the results ot
the campaign of prohibition en
forcement instituted two months
ago when County Judge W. I.
Bushey Issued his edict that boore
operators in Marion county would
have troublous times and defend
ed the work accomplished by anti-saloon
league agents who had
brought in stills and liqmr oper
ators in county-wide raids.
That the ant'-saloon league law
enforcement men are on the job
is shown by Tecords cf arrests and
seizures related by court records
and the collection of stills and il
Last-word reports from all over
the county, indicate lhat at least
50 per cent of the almost 10U,
Sunday schools of Marion county
will take part in the bi Sunday
school picnic at the state fair
grounds Saturday.
The committee in chrifRe of the
parade urj;es that all delegations
lie in their aissiKtied places adja
cent to the line of march; not later
than !:1j or at the latest It: 30
o'clock Saturday morning, so
that, the parade can stit prompt
ly at 10 o'clock.
Pur-ado Formation Shown.
For tho convenience of those
who may not be quite certain
where they should take their
A meeting of the executive
council. Hoy Scouts of America,
held at the Scout chambers last
night, was productive of an ex
ceptional lot of important camp
One matter was the formal an
nouncement of the sinple instead
of the divided camp for this sum
mer. I5ecaus? of so many boys I
bcinc busy picking berries or do- i
ins; otner necossar wom u,r mis
season, the attendance win not be
quite what had at first been antij
cipated. It will be posioie to care
for a!! the boys in one group in
Cherry Street Macadam
Is Ordered at Dallas
DALLAS. Or.. July 21 (Spe-j gathering of . Jersey breeders
rial to The Statesman ) The ap-jof Lnne anri Linn counties, was
portioning t.f costs for the pro- ,,rk a(. nelTl .near Albany. Thurs
posed improvement of Cherry,, - several h-ndred Jersey pno-
nircn aim irajifi mj.vis in m
S in til
weRt'-rn prur o
f Dallas wa mirle
at this week's council meeting. It
is proposed to make an lR-foot
improvement of macadam and the
balance of the street will be grad
ed. Tbe contract for tha work
will be let soon.
w )
yard hurdles tn 15 seconds at thd
Stockholm Olympic meet. .
These iim nves of holders and, for 4
mt-r holders of world records ata
Known to all followers of ath-
letics and behind them is the;
personality of the man who put;
them in the running for these
achict emenls.
IMH-trrs An . Avoided.
This iii an' is Dean 15. Cromwell,
(Continued on page 6)
licit booze wv in the hands of
'Kiu-nty officers.-
On . Saturday 'deckct iu depart
ment Xo. 1, of circuit court, the
following rases are docketed
througb the :of fice of District At
torney John Carson. Ray Clark,
'charged with selling liquor and
John Doe 'Christian son violation
of prohibition statutes.
At l':::o. this afternoon, John
aKysrr, Pratum farmer, and Arn
old Weidormau,, Scotts Mills farm
or,' will appear beforo County
Judge, llu'slwsy On charge of vio
lation of stPte prohibition stat-
(Continued on page fi)
places, the assignment of space is
here given..
Salem district will assemble on
North Commercial from Center
Donald and Hayesville district,
form on Center, from North Com
mercial, east.
Jefietvon and Red Hill, form
on Marion, from North Commer
cial, east.
Santiam district, form on Front
street, from Marlon to State.
Silverton and Wood burn dis
trict form on Cnion, from North
Commercial, east.
The parade Marls at 10 a. m..
(Continued on page 6)
stead of two.. This camp is to-be-pin
Aucust S, and will last for
two weeks, instead of the first di
vision starting next week as orig
inally planned. The Scout council
v-iil attend the camp for the last
two days, and will furnish autos to
brins; ail the boys back to their
The resignation of V. W. Craig,
one of th enriy and most enthusi-
fisti. scoutmasters
of the Salem
organization, was received, and
the .council ."parsed, resolutions of
(Continued on page 6)
' Jersey Breeders Have
Big Picnic at Shedd
j , . nttdntanAn t f . .n tl'
. P' "' ' -
n elatjorate picnic cinner, some
good epeaking, sand air the good
things that go with a picnic among
people who are perfectly satisfied
witn their aims in life.
Measure Now Goes. to Sen
ate, Where Alterations
Are Expected for Later
Approval by Lower Body.
i Representative ; Garrett At
tacks Methods and Calls
Act Monstrosity
The Republican protective
tariff bill, estimated by Chair
man rordney to raise around
$500,000,000 in revenue annu
ally was passed tonight by the
house by a vote of 289 to 127.
precisely the vote by which,
the Democratic -motion for
elimination of its American
valuation j provision -was. de
feated. ;: y;. ..
Seven Republicans" ; voted
against the measure, while
the same number of , Demo
crats supported it. Oil, hides,
cotton and asphalt remained
on the free list. The Long
worth dye embargo, backed
by a ilepublicanmajority on
the ways and means commit
tee, was thrown out, 209 to
.Aided by Republicans not
Satisfied with all the bill's!
brovisions, the Democratic
minority made the most of its
:hances, and . the ways and
neans Committee lost out on
hree of the five amendments
aid before the house. " J
There was not much chance
f imposing a duty. on hides
4nd cotton after the kousc,
in committee of the whole,
had defeated amendments
Srrying compensatory rates
their manufactured prod--
ucts. When the oil amend
ment was reached there was .
such a shout of noes that a
(Continued on page 4)
K LA Nil. Joly 2lr Hun Fm
t4k nintir of the wildn of Ku
Kllmon, new I'ertland piu-br, sod wtlkrd
itwfuy with today' gmt again! tha
H'Wtrr'a It to 7. Kllinon "ras nnnaady,
anti Kan Kranruo arerd tout runs in
Oi4 firat inning, two in th
foiir in th tnirrt. Coleman, wba re !
fil. -d Klliaon, allowed bat oa run and
Hue hit in nix plan t innuif,, O'jtauid,
Hu(i Kranriarw moundamah, waa bit freely
nui Bcia un . in tiiti Lunelle.
R. lf K.
Portland .j ' ";p ..' T II 0
hai franciaco .......... 11 1 "0
ISattfTiea Klllnon, Colvman and t'lak-
vri UDool and Tell. i
$ACBAM.ViO, July 2 Marraroent
wu(i a free hit tins rente! from Vernoa
ht-i- today 7 to 5. Hmith and Kyaa bit
hoitie runs.' Ihe pifhinjr-of . Crona, re-
rit wto reiierea Dell, waa las featar
son- mumi. i i
; o r. n. k.
Veinon ft 12 . I
ram-nto m . 7 10 t
Httprit tifll, Croat and, Marphy;
HAI.I LAKE CITV. Jlr 21. Battine
rlli' by the. halt Lake dab in iiie
Kirbth and ninth inninrm. rate tha loraia
ihefr first victory f the aeriea, 10 tn
9. Leverecs wai will and tha Oak'
tall na were largely (Joe to hi lack mf
"otitrer ie aliowina only six h,tm film.
tin Und Hd, fimt two batammi to Imrm
Kriimrr. bit bomera. and Jenkins hit
another in the eighth with t n.
r if jt
Oakland ..... U
l'ke 10 U 3
attrie Krame . Arlett and Atiua:
wcri. tioold and Jenkin. ,
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throw of UrAulf-r'a a in tie waa th
-rror in Ittc axtl-loa Anelea
c t re tcdajr, and it" reunited in th
run whkh sure th Angela tha game,
le the Anrcla played irrnrln. ku
I. .ni
.r enaUlrd to realun mlr ,i,.
nit out of nine hit, tb northcjfei r
ing fout doubl play. ,:
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