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SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1921
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
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Harmonic Ringing Devices
In Corvallis Telephone
System Assailed By Pa-
? cifrc Company Witness.
OCCUPIES MUCH TIME
Cousin Quizzes Lowe Oyer
Three Hours Arid Unner
. ves Commissioners .
"The public service commission,
the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph
company and the great body of
Oregon cltlsens who are complain
ts g about high telephone service
rates, each took a new hitch on
the rate rehearing yesterday.
' The. fifth, week of the hearing
opened In Salem. After a session
of two weeks In Portland, which
was preceded by the initial , ses
rion of two weeks in Salem, all
parties now estimate that at least
another week ; will be necessary,
and perhaps a longer period..
Cross Quia is lengthy
f Mnat of the time is Tester day's
session of the telephoneate re
hearing was occupiea-uy r..
rnnin in cross-examination of J
C. Lore, manager of the Conrallis
ha Pacific TeleDhone
Telegraph., company. 3Ir Cou
ln nnizrmt Towe for three hours.
causing Impatience to. be express
ed by the public service commis
sion and attorneys for the tele
phone company and probably -resulting
In a policy to be observed
daring the remainder or the Bear
ing whereby no counsel of either
side will be allowed more than one
cross-examination of a witness. .
McXaiy Objection I'pbeld
Such a policy was: indicated
when Chairman Williams ruled as
a point well taken an objection by
Attorney John n. McNary of the
telephone ' company to , Cousin
cross-examining , Lowe a second
time after Major Garrison Babcock
tad finished, a cross-examination
of the witness. . .-. - ' '
' "I don't think it is necessary to
cross-examine in relays," said Wil
liam. . '-. f-i';'.;: -.-h--;"?.
."We are here to get the facts,
whetker It i In relays or; some
other way, replied Cousin.
. ?. lie was allowed ' to . ask . one
more question. : ; ; ; -
. ' : Coo&ia Called Down
Chairman Williams called down
Cousin rather hard la the early
part of the afternoon when Lowe
bad finished telling Cousin that
when he first went to Conrallis It
was for the purpose of selling
electrical equipment and (bat tele
phone service was a secondary
consideration, and Cousin then
naked If ' Lowe at that time was
working for W. D. De Varney or
for the CorTallls, Independent
Telephone company. v-i
' Chairman Williams Interrupted,
but Cousin did, not stop.
"Mr, Cousin.'f; shouted Wil
liams, : "I 1 am speaking to you.
This is the fourth time the witness
has explained that matter to you,
and It Is the last time while I am
connected with this hearing."
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STOCK OK SHOTGUN
IS IDENTIFIED BY
LOS ANGELES MAW
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 15 R A. Rosenthal, pro
prietor of a local pawn shop, tonight positively identified the
stock of a shotgun found in ocean waters just off Santa Mon
ica beach several days ago, as part of a shotgun which he
sold for $10 to a man who entered his store some time be
t tween July 25 and 28.' 1 v
Attorneys who j have nndertak
v en the beginnings of the legal bat
tle for Mrs. Madalynne Obenchaln,
, accused here of Implication In the
mysterious; murder August 5 of
her former sweetheart, J. Belton
Kennedy, broker, late today went
lato conference to, lay definite
plans for her defense. - V
; At' the meeting of . the young
woman's connsel were present the
' attorney who represented her at
her arraignment todayvand asked
for a week's extenslonof time to
" enter pleas to a charge of mur
. der. and her " divorced husband,'
Ralph R. Obenchaln, a Chicago
attorney, whom she called here
fjo her aid.
Oregon Contracts Wanted at
( 25 Cents-lFusgle Picking
Begins Within Week
The hop .market' Is showing
considerable strength,: according
to general reports from Salem bop
buyers. It to understood that ' Z S
cents has been offered for con
tracts in Oregon and ttoat in Cal
ifornia the figure is 2& cents.
For the 1920 crop (n Oregon,
20 cents a pond i offered for the
remaining crop. This strength in
the market Senator-1ouig Lacb-
mund says, is duo to the fact that
the English crop.' la pne-thlrd less
than one year ajo and the conti
nental' crop 50 per cent less. "
Picking of fuggles Witt begin
within a week in the Salem dis
trict, but regular cluster picking
not uutii about September 5. The
state crop is estimated at between
HO. 000 and 60,000 bales, Mr.
Four, Special Deputies Ne
cessary To Serve, Writs
Against Street Firm
SHERIDAN, Or., Aug. 15.
(Special to The Statesman.) W.
A. Street of this city, who doe3
business under the name of the
Yamhill Milling company, Is
threatened with; inroluntarily
bankruptcy as the result of a pe
tition filed In a Portland court
Saturday by W. O. Kims, attor
ney . for the First National bank
here. This step la the latest of
a series of actions recently against
the mill .property,.
. The property was first attached
by a writ issued In the Yamhill
county court by the First Nation
al , bank. This action led Matt
Monss and L. B. Matusch of Sher
idan to order carnishments served
against the book : ; accounts of
Street, Sheriff Ferguson was
compelled to Summon four special
deputies to serre the writs which
numbered about 150. - f
?A a result of the bank's at
tachment proceedings George Gut
brodt, Sheridan farmer; brought
suit against the latter for ' $960.
alleged damages sustained when
bay - he owned was attached in
he mill. This ' suit 1 has been
dropped. . v::rt:- 1
.- Th bankruptcy proceedings, it
ralidated by court ? , action, will
place all creditors under the
bankruptcy act. Liabilities of the
company are estimated at if 45
000 while the assets are said to
be In the neighborhood of - $35,
000. Two Small Boys Drown
Playing Near River
. WARItENTON, Ore., Aug. 15
There was a double drowning in
the Ski panon river in this citv
today the victims being Orville
Allen and Elmer Heckard, about
8 and 5 years old. The boys were
cousins, and fell In the stream
while playing. Their bodies were
. Since the evidence now in the
hands of the prosecution Involves
not only Mrs. Obenchaln, but a
college friend, Arthur C. Burch
of Evanston, 111.; it Is expected the
preliminary plan of defense for
the woman will be coupled short
ly with the defense of the. young
man and the two defended by one
attorney when tried jointly, aa
they were Indicted.
In this case, it is indicated. Mr.
Obenchaln will probably act as
advisory counsel. The status of
the case legally now is one of rest
until Monday when the two must
enter , their pleas to ' charges ot
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Woman Denies She Met
" Hightower and Denies,
Knowledge of Murder
LITTLE HEADWAY MADE
Examination Or Prisoner
Suspected of Killing
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Ang.
15. "Dolly Mason," the woman
William A. Hightower told police
gave him the Information which
led to the recovery of the body
of Rev. Patrick Heslin, murdered
Catholic priest, today flatly de
nied Hightower's assertions. The
woman's real name is Mrs. Doro
thy G If ford. She aaid she had
been also known as Dolly Mason.
Mrs. G if ford said she could not
recollect ever having seen or spo
ken to Hightower. Hightower had
said he talked to her on the
street here and. according to po
lice, identified Mrs. Gif ford's pho
tograph as that of "Dolly Mason"
She declared she never had been
in Salt Lake City, although High
tower said he was there with
Woman Fits Description
Mrs. Gifford fits the descrip
tions of the woman Hightower
asserts told him of obtaining In
formation from a drunken for
eigner which finally led High
tower to search the sands ot bai
ada beach and eventually lead
police to the priest's grave.
Mrs. Gifford Bald she was anx
ious to confront Hightower per
sonally in connection with his as
Efforts of the police to solve
the mystery of the death of the
Rev. Patrick Heslin centered to
day in the search for Dolly Mason
and they were finally rewarded.
Hightower, who la charged
with murder, was lodged today
in the Radwood City Jail after
days of strenuous examination by
the police of San Mateo and San
Francisco counties. His exam
ination will be resumed tomor
row, District Attorney Franklin
Swart of San Mateo said.
A woman who. had been Iden
tified by a San Francisco news
paper as answering the descrip
tion of Dolly Mason, disappeared
today from an Oakland rooming
house where she was known as
Movements Mysterious . . .
Two meA, one of whom sal,' he
was a member of the San Fran
cisco police force, told her to ac
company them as she was under
arrest. They departed in an auto
mobile, according to the landlady
of the rooming house.
Captain of detectives Duncan
Matheson of San Francisco de
nied that his men had made the
Oakland arrest an'd nothing was
known of it at the office of Dis
trict Attorney Swart.
Workmen under the direction
of Constable A. S. Landint of
Colma, late today unearthed a
number of 30-30 calibre rifle
shells on the beach near where
the priest's body was found.
Radio Messages Still
Come from Grounded Ship
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Aug. 15.
Radio advices received here to
rtar from the Pacific Mail liner
ban Jcse, being bartered by the
seas on San Koque isiana wnere
Rhe stranded a week ago. Indi
cate that the craft baa virtually
been abandoned. On Snnday Cap
tain Seastrow of the San Jose
BltnaJled the American freighter
Apns, bound torn wmencK, Ire
land, to San Francisco, to stand
by . and take off the . San Jose's
tiew of 37 and one stowaway.
Patrol of Forests
PORTLAND, Ore.j Aug. 15,
Airplane patrol of national for
ests of Oregon was resumed today
from the machine base at Eugene,
after & period of several weeks In
which -the patrol was suspended
due to gasoline scarcity. Only one
serious fire occurred in the period
in which Oregon had no patrol,
according to Shirley Buck of the
forest service. This was war
Parkdale, la the Oregon national
forest and covered about:' ISO
acrea before. It coald be brought
under control. Patrol was resumed
with the arrival of a carload of
gasoline from. California. .
Dr. Steiner Wants
fflew Criminal Ward
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Dr. R. E. Lee Steiner, superintendent of the state hos
pital for the insane, will appear before the state board of con
trol in the near future and suggest the erection of a criminal
insane ward within the walls of the Oregon state penitentiary.
Present Method Poor.
Dr. Steiner said today that the
prfsent system of handling the
criminal insane in Oregon is far
from satisfactory from the point
of view ot safety of attendants
and the public. The criminal In
sane ward is now on tb second
floor of the state hpspital, and
lacks a wall or fence enclosure
such as that provided at the pen
itentiary. As a result of lack of
proper safeguard!! these insane
criminals in time past have re
ceived small tools from persons
on the outside.
Clever Schemes Used.
In most instances; the tools
WHIPPLE NOT DEAD,
AT MOTHER'S HOME
LONG BEACH, Cal., Aug. I5.x-J0hn H. Whipple, 28, a
cook, was arrested here today at the home of hismother,
charged with failure to provide for his three children. His
arrest ends a search, which it is Understood, Portland, Or.,
authorities were making: for his body, believed to have been
at the bottom of the Willamette river since the first 'week in
Portland authorities communicated with Long Beach
officers recently that Whipple's hat, coat and a suicide note
had been found on the Hawthorne bridge. The note read :
"Dear Florence: I do not want to do this but you know
how it was. Love Jack."
Whipple, according to admissions fhade to Long Beach
authorities, has been arrested 20 times on charges of failure
to provide. He was divorced from his wife last year.
The man would neither admit nor deny leaving his coat
on the bridge in Portland. f
"You can't tell what I might have done," he said. "It's
my own business, though, if I did."
D. A, White & Son Demand
That City Hold Railway
To 1 Agreement'
Tho city aldermen round a
shock in last night's councilmanic
session when a terse coinmutuca
f rom D. A. White and II. O. White
threatened injunction proceedings
cgainst the city if the Southern
Pacific railway is not forced to
live np to its; franchise agree
ments. . '
Tho communication referred to
the council's action taken abcat
fcix weeks ago when T. L. Billings
ly asked that he be granted per
niissiou to gravel and cinder th
company's freight tracks- on the
cast side of North Front street.
When he tmade this application.
Superintendent Bllllngsly stated
that the Southern Pacific's t;tnda
were low and promised to pave the
track section if the ein.Tir substi
tute did not prove to be satisfac
tory. When referred to the Etatutcs
requiring the railroad to live up'
to the provisions under which its
franchise was granted, thsr? was
a general skirmish to join the "I
voted against it" crowd. Of the
aldermen present it was, found
that Vandervort, Marcus., Wender
oth and Baumgartner had opposed
granting Mr. Billlngsly's request.
At first the aldermen n.ade hur
ried efforts to rescind their action
as a section of the city rdinace
provides that the enfranchised
railroad be required to pave where
the city has . already done so.
Front street is paved in the dis
trict in question.
After being adTised that tod
much tiem has passed to permit
any rescinding of the proposition,
the city attorney was Instructed
to serve notice upon the Southern
Pacific that pavement would, be
required on the Front street side
spur between. Court and State
streets. . . - ..
were tid at the end of strings
lowered from the insane ward by
the patients, and pulled into the
building through small openings
between the iron window bars.
' It is Dr. Steiner's opinion that
the proposed new structure could
be erected for a few thousand
dollars, and could be operated in
connection with the penitentiary.
Attendants In Danger.
Dr. Steiner said there were at
present a number of desperate
criminals housed in the insane
ward of the hospital, and that any
of their number were likely to
kill the attendants should the op
portunity present itself.
Union County Damaged
By Rain and Hail Storm
Some damage was caused by
wind, rain and bail storms in
Union county yesterday. The heavy
winds damaged grain to sonic ex
tent but so far as can be learned,
the loss is not great, ria.il in the
vicinity of Elgin caused slisiit
damage. Reports reaching hore
from Wallowa county indicate
heavier damage in the southern
end of the; county.
EXTENSION OF HICKORY
SEWER VOTED BY CITY
BULL IS LATEST
Drunken Animal Betrays Il
legal Outfit, Moonshine
OOD RIVER, Ore., Aug. 15.
A bull's overindulgence in the con
tents ot a mash barrel, according
to stories " of orchardists of the
Underwood,' Wash., district 'led to
the discovery by officers of two
stills near Stevenson.
- Toper's Course Dizzy
The bull.L attracting attention
by big drunken stagger and his
bellowed maundering, evidently
was pleased with the effects of the
moonshine makings. Officers fol
lowed his as he pursued an er
ratic course, through the under
brush. The goal of the bovine
toper was a, barrel half full of
fermenting mash. In a hidden
cabin, about 100 yards away, was
discovered the still. The Skamania
county sheriff Is holding the prop
erty at the county jail. ;
Educator From University (3f
J. H. Ackerman
SALARY IS MADE $5,000
Positions Formerly Held At
Eugene And In Middle
Dr. Fred C. Ayer. rrom the year
1912 to 1916 professor of educa
tion in the University of Oregon,
last night was elected president
of the Oregon state normal school
to succeed the late J. 1. Acker
man. The election of Dr. Ayer
followed: an all day - meeting, ot
the board of regents of the insti
tution, during which 23 applica
tions were given careful consider
ation. Although some members of the
board originally favored other ap
plicants for the position Dr. Ayer's
selection . had the unanimous sup
port of the regents.
Important Position Held
Dr. Ayer served as principal in
the Wancoma, la. high school in
the 'year 190T. The following
year he was an instructor in the
normal school of that state. In
the year 1904 he was professor
ot education In the South Dakota
normal school, while from 1965
to 1910 he served in a similar ca
pacity in the Arizona state normal
Dr. Ayer then came to Oregon
where , he took up his duties as
professor of education in the uni
versity. He continued in this ca
pacity until 1916 when he re
turned to Iowa and accepted a po
sition as professor of education in
the university of that state. In
1918 Dr. Ayer was elected pro
fessor of education in tho Univer
sity of Washington, a position
which he has held for three years.
Salary is $5000
Dr. Ayer will receive $5000 a
year as head of the Oregon state
normal, and his election covers a
period of three years. He received
hit degrees in the Upper Iowa
university, Georgetown university
and Chicago university.
Regents attending today's ses
sion were Governor Olcott, Sam A.
Kozer, secretary of state; J., A.
Churchill, state school superinten
dent; W. C. Bryant of Moro. K.
B. Bragg of La Grande; Leonard
Starr of Portland; Cornelia Mar
vin, state librarian and Frank
Miller of Albany.
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BUKXOS AIRES, Auk. 15.
Laurence Ginnell, who recently
arrived here as "envoy of the
Irish repnblic," has cabled Eam
onn De Valera that "Argentina is
practically unanimous for Irish
independence and will support
Pool Hall, Recently Ordered Closed, to be Reopened
Licenses Issued to Arlington and Gem Hotels Alder
man Patton Makes Touching Appeal for Mrs. Johnson
Bible His Authority Vendervort Protests
Approval of an emergency measure providing for the im
mediate extension at a cost of $2400 of the Hickory street
terminal of the north Salem sewer to a point below the level
of the Willamette river at Hickory and Water street was the
major action taken by the Salem city council last night. :
The motion as introduced by Alderman Baumgartner is
in response to a demand by citizens living in the vicinity of
the north terminal of the sewer. At the present time the
sewer terminus is above water-level and a very- unsanitary
condition is reported. ,
The action was taken in the face of a very heavily over
irawn street department budget; members who opposed the
sewer extension on the grounds that the treasury items are
jadly deflated finally yielded to arguments tending to show
that the sewer improvement was an absolute necessity, i ;
Upon motion of- Alderman
George Wenderoth of the license
committee, the council voted to
grant the following licenses:
Pool hall at 178 South Commer
cial street, Barney Perlman, pro
prietor. Arlington -hotel. 462 State
RICE GO ON
Members of State Bonus Com
mission to Study Conditions
in Eastern Omjoa
George A. White, adjutant gen
eral ot the' state, and Lynta& U.
Rice of Pendleton, ; representing
the state bouus commission,' left
yesterday for eastern and central
Oregon for th purpoee of study
ing conditions in connection with
the farni and home loans.
They will also meet with ex
service and business men in thepe
parta of the state and explain the
operation of the boiinn law. Both
will complete the trip In time for
the scheduled , meeting 'of the
state commission at Salem next
Hood Iliver. The Dalles: Waseo.
Madras. Prinevllle and Rend are
the principal points in their iti
nerary and they plan .to spend
several, hours in each ; place. ; It
is expected that they will reach
Hood River late today, spending
Tuesday at The Daties. Wednes
day ht Wasco and Madras, Thurs
day at Prlnevllle and Friday at
Bend, returning: by way 6f Eu
gene. ? -
Publication of the rules and
. regulations for the distribution
of the bonus will occur this week
and then all forms and instruc
tions will be ready for the attor
neys and appraisers .who,. It ' was
said today, by Secretary Bram
baugh, may be ' appointed next
week for the entire state.
Job of Postmaster Attracts
Many, Including Incum
With the job of postmaster at
Stayton soon to be passed out,
following a civil service examina
tion to be held in Salem, Septem
ber 10, several active candidates
have announced themselves.
One of the candidates Is the
present postmaster, E. D. Alexan
der, a Democrat, Who according
to. all reports has been very effi
cient. He will take the examina
tion. . -. .
William Smith, It Is also an
nounced will go after the Job and
will appear September 10 to
show the civil service examiners
his special qualifications for the
Edgar Waters, son of Captain
Waters, who was Stayton'i post
master several years ago, g an
active applicant and will be on
hand for the civil service examin
-At one time Harry Humphreys
was in the race but among Stay
ton folk there is an Impression
that he is not actively after the
job and has tot as yet announced
whether he will take the examln
Incidentally, it might be an
nounced that in the examination,
busineps qualifications and ex
perience count strong. The off ice
is supposed to pay 11700 a year.
street. Jack Maddox. proprietor.
Gem hotel. Ferry at Sotnh Com
mercial streets, Mrs, Lucy John
sou. - proprietress. s' vw' i. " ; ;'(;
The question of Issuing; thes?
licenses caused many Inquiries
from' members ot the council who
recalled much trouble experlenc-
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Plantj for Generation of
100Q Additional Horse
power Will Be Erected in
4 North Part of City. '
REPRESENTED IN MOVE
Ditch Extending from Salem
to Stayton to Be Diked
I; And. Dredged 1 '
Improvements in Salem that
will call for an investment of
about! 1100,000 were voted
Monday afternoon at a meet
ing of directors of the Oregon
Pulp & Paper company.
Valuable water power cf
North Mill creek that has been
running to waste the past 20
years, will be harnessed and
put tp work for the Salem pa
per mill, according to E. T.
Barnes, general manager.
To i conserve water of tbs
ditch and North Mill creek,
the . directors voted for the
construction of a dam acros3
the creek between Church and
High! : streets. At first, the
work; will be merely tempor
ary, , in order that engineers
may estimate the flow and the
general character of dam to be
bui&r . ' -
With the dam completed, there
will he erected a power bouse on
the exact spot formerly occupied
by the flour mill on North. Front
street.! Engineers of the papef
mill estimate that at Front street
the fall of water will be 86 feet,
and it Is at this point that th
turbine , wheel will be placed.
Lrce Power Powtible.
Electricity generated by the
wheel 1 will be carried from the
North! Mill creek power house to
the paper mill at Commercial and
Trade streets. . Engineers esti
mate! that the dam causing a fall
of 3C feet at Front street will gen-
erate (1000 horsepower. Power
from! the- South - Mill creek flow
generates only 350 horsepower.
In addition to constructing the
dam i and the power house, the
Oregon Pulp Sc. Paper company
directors yesterday afternoon de
cided! to dike and dredge what Is
knowtt as "the ditch" from Salem
to Stayton. It will be deepened
and broadened and given a capac
ity for a. much greater flow than
for the past 20 years.
l! Winter Work Planned.
The work ot Improving the
ditch wilt go on all winter.
The North Mill creek property
was purchased about one year ko
by jibe paper mill from the LadJ
estate for. $100,000. The pur
chase1 included valuable property
on North Front street, and all
water rights to the mill race,
. Incidentally, It may be said
that -the water power of Mill
creek In North Salem was the
prime factor In giving Salem Its
present location. v
I JaMon Lew Selects Spot. '
In ; the early days Jason.. Lee
and his missionaries selected a
point eight mile north of alem
for the future metropolis. Bat
on account of the water fall of
North Mill creek, the grist mill
waif , located about ".where Liberty
street' merges into North Broad
way.' With the grist mill located
there and also the right location
forja sawmill, the Methodist pio
neers decided to locate their' city
nearer the grist mill.
th TiKr walked away with the ront-t
tad: i Utile. It , w Bhcllonbarh'a
(Tm fratn tba atart. H allowed - Lot
aageles only four aita.
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inbaca. and Uaaaak,
K other game scheduled. -Portland
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