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SALEM, OREGON. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1921
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
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Counsel in Telephone Rate
Case Declares Pacific
Company Violating Public
: BY MAJOR FULLERTON
Plant Superintendent Says
Device Belongs in Mus
I I eum of Freaks
' That the public service commis
sion, through the attorney gener
al, immediately institute court ac
tion against the Pacific Telephone
& Telegraph company because of
what he declared Is a violation ot
the public utility act, was a de.
mand made by E. M. Cousin yes
Cousin's charge is that at Mll-
. waukle, SUley, Oswego ana cor
"vallis. and at some other points a
. class of service Is furnished tele
phone patrons that Is n6t furn
ished to other communities under
like circumstances. This, he said,
is a violation ot the act which has
a clause to prevent diacrlmlna-
Chairman 1 Williams told Mr.
Cousin -the matter would be re
ferred to the attorney general.
Presumably, Williams' meaning
was that It would be referred to
that official to determine whether
discrimination actually exists and
not with Instructions to start lit-
: igatlon. . ? ,' f ".. . ' v v. ...
Cousin averred that the discrim
ination, was shown by testimony
brought out In the rehearing.
Portland may be the, seat of
further sessions of the .present
telephone rate rehearing, and
these In some of the principal ex
change offices there. At least
this Is the promise made by the
public service commission to Major-:
Garrison Babcock and Attor
ney H., M. Tomlinson In lieu of a
demonstration which Babcock; at
tempted to make before the hear
ing here, but which was 'not ad
mitted on' grounds that it could
not be made successfully without
sn actual switchboard and all op
1 - This was relative to Babcock's
' recent cross-examination of one
of the . Portland girl operators.
: Babcock procured a blackboard
and was going to. have the young
woman chack it for demonstra
tive purposes when the proceed
ing was blocked by objections.
. Babcock agreed to this when told
that later an adjournment could
be taken to J the Portland ex-
' changes. ' ; " !f' .
What the telephone company is
doing and Is planning to do In
. public education regarding, tele
phone operation took up consider
able time yesterday. In reply to
questions by J .P. Newell, C. E.
Hickman, Oregon division . mana
ger ot the company, said that in
vitations have been extended to
business houses, women's clubs,
churches and other organizations
to send employes or committees
to the exchanges to be shown
through the plants, also that lec
tures had been given by jepre-
sentatlvea of the telephone com-,
pany at week-night church meet
ings. Movie Lectures Planned.
A new plan now in process of
being worked out is that of taking
switchboards and operators to
community halls, theaters or
churches and give visual demon-
; (Continued on page 6.)
Odd Fellows Property One Time
; Considered Too Far Out of Town
To Be Valuable; Different Now
i When the trustees of Chemek
eta lodge No. 1, I. a O. F.t de
cided to bay the property on
which the Grand theater Is now
located, there was serious ob
jection, as. it was too far out of
town. In fact, the two lots on
High street and Court were al
most out in the country. ; This
was in 1869.
In those days the town was
along South Commercial street
and Front, extending from Com
mercial 'and State towards the
Southern Pacific depot. This was
the center of town and the prop
erty bought by the Odd Fellows
was too, far-away for business
.purposes. . I i
" First Transfer 1856.
The first transfer ot property
In Salem now owned by the Odd
FOR OREGON NAMED
BY U. S. SENATORS
PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 18. According to special dis
patches from Washington, D. C, today Senators C. L. Mc
Nary and Robert N. Stanfield have recommended the follow
ing named men for appointment to various federal offices in
Collector of internal revenue, Clyde c liuntley, Oregon
Collector of customs, Willamette district, George U. Pi
Customs appraiser, Willamette district, E. N. Wheeler,
United States marshal, Clarence R. Hotchkiss.
Prohibition director, Dr. Joseph A. Mannville, Carlton.
Roseburg land office receiver, Fred W. Haynes, Rose
burg. The Dalles land office, Register, J. W. Donnelly, Arling
ton; receiver, T. C. Queen, Dufur.
Burns land office, receiver, J. J. Donegan, Burns.
' La Grande land office, receiver, J. H. Peare, La Grande ;
register, Carl G. Helm, Stanfield.
Vale land office, receiver, George M. Love, Vale.
Lakeview land office, register, Frank P. Light, Lakeview.
YA1ILL COUNTY GROWERS
DECIDE ON PIER ICES
Wages for prune pickers in the
Carlton, Yamhill and Sheridan
districts were decided on at a
meeting of prune growers at Carl
ton Monday night. George 'Zim
merman, a director of the Oregon
Growers Cooperative association,
presided at the meeting which was
attended largely by association
Prune pickers will be paid on
the basis of 6 cents per b'x wltn
a t cent bonus if they remain till
the end of the season. In or
chards where the prunes are too
scattered for the pickers to work
NO WOMEN TO SERVE ON JURY
IN MARION COUNTY AT NEXT
COURT TERM; WILL IN 1921
List or Veniremen for September Term Drawn New Law
Provides for Females to Serve, but Leaves Matter Op
tional.Required In Trials of Minors
, No women will serve on the
Marlon county circuit court jur
ies this year, as already the list of
jurors has been made out from
which they will be drawn for the
September' term of court.
This information is especially
for those who may have come in
terest in juries this tall and have
had some deep curiosity as to
whether their case would be de
cided partly by women.
But for the January term ot
court, look cut.
tinder the old law, the names
of jurors were taken only from
the tax records and men only
New Law Enacted
But under the new law, the
jnry list w'll be taken not only
from the tax rolls, but also irom
the registration books. Kence,
one does not have to be a tax
naver to get on a. jury. Hereto
fore, only taxpayers were on jur
ies. Now. the law says nothing as to
how many women shaTI serve on
anv Jury, but it is very plain in
one respect. This is, if a case is
to be tried in which either the
plaintiff or the defendent is is
years of age or under, there must
be at least six women on the jury.
Fellows, Is dated February 26,
1856, when William H. Willson
and his wife Cloe A. Willson,
deeded for a consideration of J 620
the corner extending 165 feet on
Court street and 165 feet on
It was bought by, James David
son and described as lots 1 and
2. in block 21 of the original
town of Salem. t
On February 22, 1869, Mr. Da
vidson sold the two lots to Che
meketa lodge No. 1. The con
sideration was $2000. The lodge
gave a mortgage for J 613 on the
lots, but this was paid off in less
than two months. '
Since 1869 the Odd Fellows'
lodge has been -t the sole owner
(Continued on page 6.)
? on th's basi a wage or SO cents
! . j iwx a i
per nour win oe paia. mis is m
bo the wage agreed on for all oth
er labor connected with the har
vest, such as shaking, hauling
and warehouse work. Head drier
men will be raid 5 for a 12-hour
- The Clarke county gTowors ot
Washington .adopted a rimilar
wage scale recently and it is ex
pected that tl.e prices for labor as
decided by the growers will be the
prevailing wages for labor in con
nection with all ot the prnnt har
vesting operations of the Willam
All of which shows that the legls-
I lators felt sure women were the
rifcht ones to decide the tate oi
Service Is Optional
A woman must be 21 years old
or more to serve on the jury.
When the jury list is made fcr the
January term of court, it will be
taken from various parts of the
county, according to population.
The nanves of women will be mix
ed In the box along with men. Or
dinarily, about 300 names are
chosen from which to draw the
The 'law provides that when
woman's name happens to be
drawn on a jury, the officer who
summons her must tell her that
she isn't obliged to serve. If she
doesn't want to. all she does is to
sign a blank presented by the ot
ficer. so stating.
All this is provided by law. She
doesn't have to make-up her mind
when the officer summons her.
She can wait until a few days be
fore court, end then send in her
refusal on the DianK rurniuneu
for th officer.
The law is very plain in that
no woman fieed serve on a Jury
unless she Is so inclined, cut the
low does require at least hair tne
jury to be women when trying the
case of a minor.
Had Feared He Would Slay
Spouse, Kills Self After
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo..
An. 18. David Reese, restarant
man, had a prmonltion a month
ago that he would kill his wile so
he asked the police to lock him up
to protect her life. Four days
later he was released at his wife's
reqeBt. Today he shot her and
threw her body out of a second
story window. He then turned the
wea ponton himself, dying instant
ly. His wife died at a hospital late
today. They had Tire chllden. "
Residents of Hatch, New
Mexico, Escape to Hills
When Cloudburst Inun
NO LIVES ARE LOST
Farmers Guard Flood Gates
With Shotguns, Radio
LAS CRUCES. N. M., Aug. IS.
The town of Hatch. X. M., 38
miles north of here, was destroy
ed today by a flood, following a
clordburst early today, according
to roMr.ble information received
by the chamber of commerce to
day. The 500 residents escaped
to the hills, most of them in their
right clothes. There was no losa
of life reported.
Small Village Hit.
The cloudburst struck Santa
Tereza. a village in the foothills
two miles west af Htach shortly
after 3 o'clock this morning. Only
one dwelling was left at Santa
Two hours later the wall of
water rushed down the arroya
into Hatch, the male residents
assisting women and children to
the hills, many of them forced to
flee in their night clothes, aban
Invalid Is Rescued.
James Clapp, a businessman,
bed ridden by long illness-, was
carried to the hills by neighbors.
So far as learned there was no
loss of life.
Denn Goddard of the Xew Mex
ico College of Agriculture and
Fine Arts, and Thomas Brown
lee have installed a radio station
to keep the office of the locaf
chamber of commerce advised of
Flood Waters Stand.
Tonight from three io seven
feet of water lies in the stricken
village. Officials of the United
States reclamation service 'and
railroadmen say there i3 no way
to drain the water off except to
dig a deep canal, as the town
lies in a basin below the level
of the arroya.
Farmers Are Obdurate.
One hundred and fifty of the
residents are beinpr cared for with,
supplies sent under charge of re
lief committees from the Las Tru
ces Chamber of Commerce. Far
mers, armed with shotguns are
guarding the bank of the Rio
Grande south of here to prevent
raising of the flood pates. The
farmers insist that raising of the
flood gates will ruin their crops
without being of material bene
fit to the flooded district.
A', telegram from Patrick F.
Campbell, cashier of the bank of
Hatch, telegraphed tonight that
the town and vicinity was com
pletely under water and that
every business and dwelling hoise
was demolished. He said federal
aid was essential.
BUY COAL EARLY
IS ADVICE GIVEN
Telegrams Tell Dealers
Shortage Sure to Come
Because of Strike
Buy your coal early is the ad
vice given by all coal dealers in
Salem. Telegrams were received
yesterday by all dealers telling of
the shortage of cars. sure to come
during September and the neces
sity of putting in wholesale or
ders at once. Some coal mining
companies have already announc
ed an advance of SO cents a ton
Those who buy coa'l will find it
no cheaper this year than last.
There seems to be no chance of a
reduction at the mines as opera
tors are all tied up by long con
tracts with miners' unions, and
there has been no reduction in
freight rates on coal the past
For Utah coal, prospects are
that the-price will be from $17 to
$18 a ton, the same as last year.
For Washington coal, the price
will be $12 or $13 a ton, also the
same as one year ago.
For Coos Bay coal, price will be
about the same as last year when
it was from $12 to $14 a ton.
Samuel Mann, 20, Robs Port
land Woman, Caught Af
ter Hard Run
PORTLAND, Or.. Aus. IS. A
2( -year-old youth, who t.a Ui'
pol'ce his name is Samuel Mann
and said hi home was in Sail
Francisco, giabbed a package. con
tainlug $4,000 in souriti-s from
the hauds of Mrs. C. A. Gunning
as she stepped out of a downtown
bank todav. Mrs. Gunning seized
the lad. but he wriggled mm her
Krasp and riaphd away with his
victim in pursuit.
The youth ran about 1 1 bloc Ics
before l.e sought safety in a pass
ing street car. A nimble pursuer
was taken for the pursued and u
the con 'union the lad almost es-
J caped, but ? patrolman arrived
in time to rapture, the right man.
The package snatcher raid be
was cold and hungry and out t
work so he fell from grncv the
Eastern Firm Says Fruit
From Graves Company
Finest This Season
JSHERIDAX, Ore., Aug. 18.
(Special to The Statesman)
Fruit canning in the three plants
of the Graves Canning company,
which has canneries at Sherwood,
Woodburn and here, is beginning
again this week after a three
weeks lull occasioned by the be
tween season period for fruit In
the first part of August. The
Woodburn cannerv. which com
menced its run Monday, is receiv
ing ou tons of evergreen black-
oerries aauy. tne local plant and
the one at Sherwood commenced
opera tidh today.
A larpe number of pears will
be handled by the Sherwood can
nery this fall. The run will be
gin Saturday, two cars of pears
having been received Tuesday
from Loil Hamstreet, fruit grow
er at Prosser, Wash. A carload
of cherries canned earlier in the
season will be shipped tomorrow.
"The market outlook is good."
said Roy Graves, president of the
company today, "but the price
will be low. We will take all the
fruit we can obtain."
A communication received this
week by the company from an
eastern firm to which some of this
season's pack has ben shipped,
says that the product of the local
cannery was the finest yet pur
chased by the firm.
S. P, & S. FADES
. TO ASM CUT
Steamer and Bus Competi
tion Forces Railroads to
PORTLAND, r., Aug. IS.
W. Ii. Skinner, tra'fic manager oi
the ,Spokane, Portland K- Seattle
railway, today announced that on
Saturday next his company would
reduce its ojie-way fare frrm Port
land to Astoria from $3 to 3
cents, which with war tax, will
make the new fare $1. The slash
in fares. , which also exte.nda to
Seasid-5 and other beach i-ointr,, is
the result ( of rate cutting by
steamers and motor busses whicn
have brought the fare lrora Port
land to Astoria down to $1.
The rate recalls a siratfar con
flict 20 years ago when the fare
to Asor!a was reduced to 2f cnts
by .competing steamship compan
ies. Rival bus companies have cut
the rate from Portland o Salem
from 41 7 fnvrn rt 4 1 nnrl o fnr-
Kther reduction i3 predicted by
several lines engaged on the ba
Jockey Thrown From
Horse, Is Killed
DErrTRAIL. Colo.. Aug. 18.
Before a crowd of 1,500 persons
at a fair here today, Cody Mart n.
3, was killed when he was
thrown from his horse when th"?
animal stumbled and fell daring
a half mile aee. Martin's home
is said to be in Xew Orleans.
ROCKFORD. 111.. Aug. 18.
Freborg, Chicago heaTyweig&t
rannlor AutaatoA Stotra SarnrP
also of Chicago In straight tails. I
British Premier Makes Re
markable Address Before
Commons, Asserts Alli
ance Must Stand.
BRITAIN, JAPAN AND
U. S. PEACE PARTNERS
With China These Nations
Could Guarantee Peace
For the World
IXJNDOX. Aug. IS. "If the
alliance with Japan could be
merged into a greaier understand
ing with Japan and the United
Stales on all problems of the Pa
cific, that would be a great event,
and it would be a guarantee for
the peace oi the world."
Thus spoke David Lloyd George.
tle Pritish prime minister, be
fore the house of commons to
day, in outlining the work of (he
recent conference of the imperial
Japan Held Loyal.
The premier was dealing specifi
cally with the Anglo-Japanese al-
(Continued on page 6.)
BIG FARE CUT TO
BY RAILROAD LINE
The Oregon public service commission, in a verbal order
yesterday, granted the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railroad
company permission to reduce its rates between Portland
and Astoria from $3.89 to 93 cents. Under the new rates the
one-way fare from Portland to beach points will be $1.48, in
stead of $4.59 as under the present schedule. War tax added
will make the fare between Portland and Astoria $1 and be
tween Portland and beach points $1.60. The new fares be
tween Portland and Astoria will be the maximum charge be
tween any two points on the line, and will mean a saving to
persons travelingfrom Portland to any point west of St.
It was announced by the public service commission that
the formal written order would be issued sometime this week.
The new rates become effective Saturday.
GIVEN SIX MONTHS
AND FINE OF $500
DALLAS, Or., Aug. 18.. (Special to The Statesman)
Six months in jail and a fine of $500 was the penalty imposed
by R. W. Baker, justice of the peace at Independence, late to
day, upon B. F. Mills, notorious moonshiner of Independence,
who again is in the grasp of the law in Polk county. On the
charge for which he was sentenced he was arrested' at 1:30
o'clock this morning. He was arrested a few months ago by
Sheriff Orr and Deputies French and Chase after a running
fight in which firearms were discharged at several moon
.Mills was arrested at 1:S'J
o'clock. thi3 morning as drore
up to his Independence home with
an automobile load of fresh-made
tooze. He admitted to Sheriff
Orr that he was caught in thr act
but afterwards stated that the li
quor was not his own but that he
was haul n-; it for another per
son. Stoi-y Not 'rditexl
Sheriff Orr places little confi
dence in his story but thin!:? that
he is thf ringleader of the gang
that ha3 ber;n operating about In
dependence for some time. In
the au4omob71e which was the
property o? Milis the officers
found two 10-eallon feegs or
moonshine. Both liquor and ma
chine were brought to Dallas and
Mills was placed in the Polls
countv jail to await hearing.
Mills had been warned when
arrested before that hs would get
caught and the Polk county offi
cers have been watching his place
for the past five nights, knowing
that; be was engaged, in the II-
Cost of Traveling .From Salem
to Portland by Auto Dusses
Set Up to $1.50
hollowing a rate war which
btart 'd nearly a month aaro. th
Portland-Halt ni automobile stage
line today will increase ita one
way fare between the two citiw
from $1.10, including war tax.Ho
$1.50. It was announced by the
management of the stage Hue that
upon adopt tig the new fare sched
ule, reservations would have con
During the rate war no seats
were rerved. The drastic re
dnction in the rates was Brought
4tMiut by tli" operation of a rive.
stage line, whirh cut the-original
one-way fare from $1.75 to
REDWOOD LS RlRM:i)
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Aug. 18.
Hundreds of persons were fight
ing a forest fire raging tonight in
the (ilenwood sction, near Santa
Cruz. Many redwood tree and a
large amount of milled redwood
is reported to have - burned. A
call for volunteers to help con
trol the-f re was sounded here
XO XOMIXATIO.V MADE
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Aug,
18. The Democratic Btate con
vention called to name a candi
date for the unexpired term ot
Secretary of the Interior A. B.
Fall Jn the United States senate
to be voted on at a special elec
tion to be held on September 20,
adjourned today until tomorrow
without making a nomination.
fl'.ior making business and expect
ing him to t ring- the liquor to In
dependence where it could easily
be disposed of during the hop
picking season which will begin
in the big yards of that v?clnlty
in the near futur.
Fov fVlievetl "Goat"
Jesse Fox, taken at the time ot
Mills' former arrest, was the only
one of the crowd found guilty in
the previous case and it Is now
believed by the officers that he
really was made the "goat for
the entire rrowd. During his im
prisonment in the county jail he
stated that he was hired by Mills
und that Mills himself was tT3
ringleader of the gang. Fox was
released thi3 week on a perdon
ranted hv the governor and it is
believed that he had something to
do with Mills' downfall as the
gang failed to come to his rescue
with a $250 fine after. he had
served his jail sentence. . Mills
was taken to Independence lite
today. " - : :.
District Attorney of Douglas
County Here to Investi-j
gate Reports Relating tc
Alleged Affinity. I
PRISONER TAKEN TO
ROSEBURG LAST NIGHT
Mystery Package Thought
to Indicate Feminine Ac- i
complice In Crime
U there a second woman in
tery ? Did that woman live
in Salem prior to the comtnis-
SlOn of thft rrima of Paoa.
burg? These questions held
by many to be keys to the en-
iema sealfvl hofciml fh 1
of the Roseburp; dentist ac
count in part for the presence
of Prosecutor George Neuner,
in Salem.1 ; Neuner ? arrived
last niirht and will ho "h fir A f fY-
day! . .'. -
When R. M. Brumfield, ac
cused of the murder of Dennis
Rudsel, passed through Salem
at G :30 VPStPrrla V avaninn
party in charge of; the accused
slayer lost a member, Prose
"JtOr Neuner dropping from
nie, onasia limited at this
aref all certain that I am on
mV? WAV in PntAKn.r J 7
V fin nfuMnAA . .
1 . . v iu uii prceeuci
in Salerri tho Rn,.K.i.. .
RftE? :?5t,.lle Intenel to tld
V&Ief Of PoIipA Mrtfff In nA.ii.
gattng concerning the presence
in Salem of the woman who Tlslt
ea Jiosebnrg on the dar of the
murder and hn nnnh.j .....
cleg of women's clothing later re-
nnrt.il n i n- i . . .
" .1.7 1 rumneia g posseuion.
IWe know." mm v.,n-
tne ! D&CKfi.fl'A ovft no .u. j v... 1 1 ....
: . VJ vowu UI AJ.U1U
tte from Myrtle Point contained''
articles procured by a woman who
wa not known in Roseburg.
The mystery package of cloth
ing l was expressed to Seattle from
Myrtle Creek on the day of the
mujder, Dr.. lirumfield motorlnz
rt 4 1. 1 tali . ... m ..
iu ue nuie cuy wnich is about
20 miles from Rosebure. s.
TV - -.a
f- yacag was addressed to
(Continued ob um k
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cWb. ,t.r 8.. FrsAerfcwiSI-
and iO CoDBell. who bolk homi
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couth. LWWt iirt,, yelJ;
wi I 0kUnd her. todr fw two a.y"
andi iha ramc w tied in lh ninth and
a the l.Ht frm, Crawford for iLT
fell, droppfd Rog-. fly, niknring Wi-
.h.,POr ,h winning nn,
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Hatirirs Krauie, Winn. Alt. K. '
HALT UKK CITY. An. is. fUlt
I.k im fe.u4 Portland thU nftJt!
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bi j for Jh Ba. the oilr BwVl.lTf
b. dn. to . horn, run ario bV Krn
in ith f,r,t innins. Error. g?
fonr mna U tho liftfc.
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rce.to mad. ,x homo rnna in tbo and
7 i a LH liM h lint 5 f
. M takiujr the terond 9 t 5. Kor.n
lefts fielder for tho lo.l ,d, gjj
four-ply .wat. ia threo tiie, " Vat
Saflraroento i . . S S O
Saeramento 1 LLI!1' ' i
h. Koli and Elliott.
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