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SALEM, OREGON', SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1921
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Both Sides Use Device to
Bolster Up Arguments
One More Expert Introd
uced by Protestants.
KIRKLAND NOT PUT
Fullerton Has" Double At
Santa Barbara, Says
Attorney J.T. Shaw
The harmonic 13 and the har
monic ain't PontlnupR to bo the
b!g tight in the telephone rate rehearing-.
Attorney Tordlinson or
the city of Portland and Majar
Babcock cont;mue to use the har-
moulc argument to show that tne
Oregon equipment of tho, Paciric
Telephone & Telegraph company
la obsolete and incapable of good
wrvtce. Attorney Shaw for the
telephone company seizes upon
the harmonic device but calls It
a dingbat and introduces evi
ence to show that it never has
vorked welt and and never will.
. Major tti. , '. uuerion, piatui
-superintendent of the Pacific
company, put in much testimony
Thursday to show that the har
monic system and (he party line
system are "the bunk,"-, Yester
day Attorney; TomUnson got per
mission of the commission, over
tho protest, of Attorney Shaw, to
put on the sta'nd A. H. Kirkland,
on on r in oer :fnrmerlv on official
of the Home Tetephone company
and . other companies, and who
has had a' let of experience with
tensfblrV Kirkland wa called to
meet some Of the testimony rela
tive to the Corvmllis exchange that
was introduced Borne days ago by
Manager Lowe of that exchange.
' The Questions asked Kirkland,
however, served mainly In meet
the testimony of Major PuTIerton
of the previous day.
Ulterior Motive Charged
Klrkland's: testimony : had the
' appearance of counteracting tne
Fullerton deposition, and Attor
ney Shaw, left all the tin knowing
ones In a quandary by reiusing to
cross-examine the witness. He
dimply asked him his business
connections, a slde-iBsue of wmcn
is to oversee the installation ot
Kellogg : switchboards, charged
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Frank A. Turner, prominent at
torney and reporter of the Ore
gon supreme court, died at the
family residence. 3.3 S North Capi
tol street, yesterday afternoon
about 1 o'clock. - He was 66 years
Old. " JlV',J ' f'!y.. ,, V-.-j
Mr. Turner was ror 30 years a
prominent citizen of Salem, tak
ing an active part in both its po
11 tidal and social life. Since 1908
he had served in tbe capacity of
supreme court reporter. . Nearly
CO volumes of the supreme court
reports bear his name He was
attorney for the state land board
for many years and for some time
was deputy county clerk of Mar
ion county. 4 ' "
,Mr. Turner came to Salem from
Iowa in 1891 and was at that
time connected with tbe State In-f
saranco company. In - Iowa he
served as !erk of the court for
CBrian county" and for a number
of terms, as mayor of Prlmgbar
la. He was la graduate of, Cor-j
nell, college of Mt. Vernon, lowaj
later graduating from Willamette
university, after which he prac4
t iced law In this city for over 20
years. ' v " ; "..J
' Mr. Turner was past master of
FRANK A. TURNER, SUPREME
COURT REPORTER, IS DEAD
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Million Pounds of Prunes Sold
I in Last Twenty-Four Hours by
- Oregon and Washington Growers
Buyers ar taking hold of the
1921 crop of prunes at the open-
lag- prices announced yesterday
by the Oregon Growers Coopera
tive association, and since the
opening several cars of prunes
have been sold by the association.
, The combined sales of the Ore
gon Growers and the Washington
Growers In the last 24 hour bare
" amounted to Nearly a million
pounds. The: opening prices xi
Three Masked Men Take Over
$900 in Cash From Work
ers Near La Grande
LA GRANDE, Or., Aw?. 19.
Over $000 in cash and rive .-.a
watcheu composed the loot of
thre'u. LiaskHj bandits wTio held
up a crew of workmen cr tho o.
W. It. .'i N. railroad at llilgard.
nine miles west of La Grand? last
r.iKhi. No. trace hr.s been report
ed o the bandits, aiwiough orri
ecr3 in Umatilla aad Union coun
t es arc on tha lookout for tho
The money and the watches
wore taken? from 15 men who
vr. living In ah outfit car on a
Elding near the FlUgard depot.
Th robbery wr.a committed short
ly Insert the train 1M arrived
in Iliigard ami file robberj board
ed the engine of this train ju;it
Ui3 it pulled out.
Two of the bandits, their racer,
masked -.with blue hand karch era.
entered the car and covered tne
men witb revolvers and made a
Btarch of all in the car. The
third bandit remained oq guard
Gallon Rate on Cereal Bev
erages Reduced from Six
To Four Cents
PORTLAND, Aug. 19. The
hop growers of Oregon and the
coast have won a big victory i
the tax bill, the ways and means
committee yielding to the pres
sure from agricultural states and
making, tbe rate on cereal bever
ages 4 cedts Instead of 6 c?nta
a gallon to be paid by the man
ufacturers, says a Washington. D.
C, dispatch to Portland. Oppon
ents of the reduction may fight
the measure on the floor, it is
stated, but congressman McAr
thur and others believe that the
low rate will remain in the bill
as it passes the house.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Aug. 15
Clyde Hotchkiss, 21. a student
ot Vancduver high school, wa?
drowned this afternoon at Sandy
point, in the Columbia river, near
Vancouver. Hotchkiss who went
swemming with, three companions
dived and did not come up. His
body was recovered shortly alter,
Pacific lodge No. 50, A. F. &A.
M.: past eminent commander 'of
DeMolay commandery No. G,
Knights Templar; member of
Multnomah, chapter No. 1, Royal
Arch Masons; member of Hudson
council, No. 1, Royal and Select
Masons; member of AI Kader
temple. Mystic Shrine of Portland
and ot the Eastern Star, Cbadwick
chapter. No. 37.
For two years previous to his
death Mr. Turner was state lectu
rer for the Modern Woodmen of
America and had been clerk of
Oregon Cedar camp No. 5246, M.
W. A. for over 10 years, and was
also a member of the W. O. W.
and the United Artisans.
He U survived by a bou, Rex
A. Turner of Seattle, a daughter,
MIiw Joy Turner of Salem, and a
sister, Mrs. Allie Minor of Long
Beach, Cal. His wife passed away
about two years ago.
funeral services will be held
Monday at 10:30 a. m. at the
Ripdon parlors and will be in
charge of the Masons with Knight
Templar . escort. Interment will
take place In Mount Crest- Abby
both ot the associations on the
new crop were at the same figure.
. Sales, are -being mads on all
sizes and buyers from widely sep
arated markets are purchasing
the new crop.
Activity of the market is Indi
cated when the sales of the first
24 hours amounting to nearly a
million pounds are compared with
the total estimated 1921 crop t
22 million pnnda of prurs m
Dentist Admits Evidence Ag
ainst Him is Convincing,
But Denies Knowledge of
TALKS WITH WIFE AND
PLEADS LOST MEMORY
Doctor Says Mind is Blank
As to Crime Incidents;
No Remorse Felt'
ROSBBUUG, Ore, au?;. 19.
"It is certainly wonderful th- way
nay-friends have Blood by my wife
ana family in spite ot tbe terrible
crime charged against me and
the evidence whicn I must admit
is most convincing," said Dr.
Brumfield, Koseburg dentist,
charged with the murder of Den
nis Russell here July last, in an
interview in the county jail here
today. The accused dentist arived
here last last night from Portland.
- Following a long talk with his
wife. Dr. Brumfield made this
Btatereent to a newspaper man
thanking the people who had be
friended his family during his ab
sence. "I want to see this thing set
tled up," continued the prisoner.
I know that I could not have com
mitted such a deed or I certainly
would feel some remorse and I
feel none. Oh, if I only could re
member, but it is all a blank. I
cannot account tor a thing I did."
Not Stillman's Thug,
Waiter Now Declares
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Aug. 19.
Sam Harris, a restaurant waiter,
who late today signed an affidavit
to the police that he was one of
several gunmen employed by a
wealthy New York man to kill a
"Mrs. Stillman," confessed to
night. Police announced that his
story was fictitious.
Harris was arrested at the of
fice of a local afternoon news
paper which today published hk
story in a copyrighted article.
He told the police that he was
anxious to get' back to New York
and thought his story would be
sufficiently plausible to darrant
his return there by the authori
ties. Hospital Patient Elopes
In Ford, is Not Located
Last night about 7 o'clock, Wil
liam Miller, 35 years old, a pa
tient of the state hospital, while
working near the Reiser school
house, climbed into an automo
bile and started toward Salem.
State officials are looking for
him. He w&b clothed in the regu
lation garb of the institution,
wore new tan shoes, a .black
overcoat and took with him a Col
He pup. At a late hour last night
no trace of the man had iK;en re
ported. R, A. Stockley of Iowa Ap
pears at Local Temple
Masons of Salem and vicinity
will have the opportunity next
Wednesday night. August 24, of
hearing one of the most eloquent
and forceful Masonic orators in
Announcement is made that R.
A. Stockley of the Masonic service
bureau of Iowa will sneak at the
Masonic temple on that night, be
ginning at 8 o clock.
All Masons In Salem and vicin
itr who have advanced as far as
the Master Mason's degree are In
vited to attend the session, tms
applies especially to members of
Masonic bodies in the outlying
districts of the county who sel
dom have opportunity to hear one
of the greatest Masonic orators
in the united States.
Mr. Stockelr. while in the west.
will sneak at only two places in
Oregon, Salem being selected af
ter his Portland address. He has
spoken before every grand lodge
in the country. It is understood
he will bring a special message to
Masons of the northwest. After
his Salem address he will leave
directly (or the east. ,
TO SPEAK D
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C T. M AWES' LAWS LADY, who at midnight became champion butter fat producer of the world lor her
age, and greater than the next higher age class of her breed. In her class she defeats the world champ
ions of all breeds by a handsome margin. Long and patient work by her owner is rewarded by cow's
accomplishment, which represents production of one year. x
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Federal Mediation Body Di
vided in Opinion, Redu
ces Workers' Scale
WHARTON SAYS UNFAIR
One Labor Member Fights
Slash While Two Others
Concur for Reductions
CHICAGO, Aug. 19. Present
ing a divided opinion for the first
time since its formation a year
and a half ago. the I nlted States
railway labor beard today, in a
majority decision, cut the over
time pay of certain classes of shop
crafts workers, while a labor
member, dissenting, declared th.
majority opinion "does not ap
pear eiUier just or reasonable. ''
Six Trafts InvcivttL
The dissenting opinion was by
A. O. Wharton, former incident
of th railway employes' depart
ment, American Federation of La
bor, which with the Fix-federated
shop craft, was involved ii the
Two !aJor members joiner! the
majority m .sitrnnw.c the decision
chanKin?: the ruVs. Those ron
curring in It were Judge R. M.
Harto:;. chairman: G. W. I lancer
ond lion V. ilooier. representing
'he pnt.lic; Albert Thillips nn
Walter L. MrMenimen. members
for the unions, and Horace, lia
ker, J. II. Kllioft and ySamm-l
HiKJ-'ins, railroad representative.
Overt in. Pay Affoetet.
Seven rules nffeetir.s fh" over
time pay of the shop employe- on
137 roads are involved intodav-.
decision. The roads appealed Tf
modification of the national
pgreement rules, entered into dur
ing the war time railroad admin
istration and the majority, whpe
finding the war time rules to b
"just and reasonable," modified
certain ones rx some particulars.
Anions the changes, the major
ity ruled that:
Sunday Tim.? Disallowed.
"Employes recularly called for
Snndpy and holiday work and per
forming tasks absolutely necessary
for continuous operation of th?
roads shall not receive time and
a half, but enly pay on the same
basis as for week work. No work
not absolutely necessary is to be
performed on Sundays.
Employes at the completion of
elcht hours work may be required
to work two hours overtime be
fore being released for meals, in
stead of one hour 23 now pro
vided. Employes called for v--ork and
not working, or called for work
end working two ; hours and 40
minutes or less will be paid for
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LABOR BOARD ,
Tfoss t Burglar Uses
Truck to Haul Off
F arm House Swag
While Mrs. William Patrick, who lives about one-half
mile north of this city, on the Wallace road, was away on a
vacation, someone entered her home and took practically ev
erything that was movable, with the possible exception of
the range and the dining room table.
The work was said to have been done by persons using
a truck with which to cart the goods away.
Duane Gibson was in charge of the premises during the
absence of Mrs. Patrick and notified the police of the loss.
i. Ai IS. EARL FISHER
SPOIL BURGLAR'S EVENING
A decidedly spooky situation i
was experienced Thursday ni;rht
by Mrs. Karl Kisher at her home
at i::70 State street. Iwiriim the i
night the baby was leHtlesr; and
Mrs. Fisher arose with; it. She
.'-tarted into the hall. -diu ran j
iDto a woiild-bo burglar. Her tor-;
i ilied streams woKc her husband j
who hastened to asrert-ain the)
atise of the trouble. The intritd- j
it v as apparently no less sur- ;
prised than Mrs. Kisher, and did
TUX Hi IS
H 'ii POLK
Levy Exceeded 6 Percent
Limit and SI 0,000
Must Be Given Back
DALLAS, Or.. Aug. 13 (Spe
cial to The States'uau The tax
collecting department of the lo!k
county sherilTs office hs been
busy the past several days getting
the books in readiness for the re
fund n or that portion of t!e
taxes for th's year that went ov?r
the fi per ci:: limitation.
Orders have l.een received from
the state ta commission author
izing the OT ice to mike rebates
on all collected taxes an thoe
not all collected but just the first
half will fc;:ve the amourt due
them taken from this half. The
refunding will mean quitr a lit
tle additional work for Deputy
yhcr'ff Hooker and R'ehter wno
will have charge of the taxes, but
with night work and holidays
they expect to be able to do the
work without any additional ex
p?n"e to the county.
The amoiir.t of the refund is
very small being but 7.8 miiis on
each $100 assessment In the ag
gregate will amount to something
not wait to make a proper exit,
l-ut jumped th'iougb an open win
dow, with Mr. Fisher in hot pur
suit. Garbed in evening apparel
Mr. Fisher limited the rare to a
few yards, and the man-made his
(. scape, though he was without
any f hoes, havi.v takej? them off
in order that his moveiuents about
the rooms misht b'. rarried on
with due regard for il-.c sleepers.
Mr. Fisher is secretary for the
btate tax commission.
jt mm lists
Five Ministers, Two Doctors,
Twelve Town Officials
Among Witnesses j
EV"UKTT. Wash.. Aup. 1.
Wiien tho prosecuting attorney
here today published a list of wit
nesses attached to a complaint
against two men charged with
conducting a "liquor tore." a lo
cal sensation was caused, for the
list contained 2 names, amons
them those of five m tiMtrs, two
physicians and 12 pt)lic otDciais.
Tho namrn '.rere said to "nave
been obtained from a ledger
seized in the raid.
Everett Sheriff Puts
Self in Police Hands
EVERETT. Wash., Aug. 19.
Fheriff V.. W. West, returning
here tonight from a trip to Aber
deen, went to police headquarters
and requested that he be arrested.
A policeman obligingly served on
the sheriff a warrant charging dis
posal of liquor unlawfully. A
complaint had been filed in the
sheriffs absence. He was re
leased on bond of $700.
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"I Will Fight Them All and
Win," Asserts Accused
Murderer of Priest
Landini Admits Possibility
of Coloring Testimony,
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug.
A'ter a brief preliminary hear
ing today, Villiani A. Hightower,
itinerant baker, was hsld to an
swer before .the sutfTior court ot
San Mateo cttiaty on a charge of
murder in connection with the
death of Reverend Patrick Mes
lin, Colma prtest. Hlshtower
was not represented by an attor
ney and offered no evidence in
his own hcliair, but displayed keen
interest a;; interjected several
questions to witnesses.
The hearing, which waa with
out previous announcement, was
held at San Bruno, befor Justice
of the peace Ellison Johnson.
M ightow-er was secretly taken
from the Redwood City jail to
San l'.runo. The prisoner expressed-
confidence today. "I
will lij;ht them all the way
through and f will win." he said.
Lvidenc" as heretofore publish
ed was given at the preliminary
hearing by Marie Wendel, the
priest's housekeeper, Charles Le
Kebr". Karate owner, Doris Whir
ley. Hightower's former compan
ion and Leo Putnam whom she
marr'ed Saturday. The other wit
n (.vises were Captain Duncan
Matheson of the San Fiancisco
police department and Constable
S. A. Landini of Colma.
In testifying about events ot
the night'when JHghtower led of
ficers and newspapermen to the
priest's grav, Landini emphasis
ed that Hightower seemed
strangely familiar with the road,
Hightower interrupted htm af
ter asking permission of the court
to rpcak. "Aren't you giving the
wrong impression?" he asked. "I
don't mean intentionally," be add
ed, "but 1 think you are coloring
it a little b'.t unconsciously.
"Maybe so." said Landini.
"That's all " Hightower saioV
Woman Makes Denial
Doris Shirley reiterated her de
nial that she had ever been to
Salada Peach with Hightower in
an automobile. -' - -
"Don't you remember the trou
ble we had with the Ford when
we went to Salada BeachT" In
quired Hightower. - . . ; t .
"No, I don't."
: "Ypnr nrsmory lg awfully short,
little girl," said Hightower sadly.
OF ALL BREEDS
St. Mayves'j Lad's Lady Now
Attraction of Entire Dairy
worm Alter KemarKaDie
Year of Production.
OVER 820 POUNDS IS -
j MARK ESTABLISHED
Test Conducted Under Reg
ulations of American Jer
sey Cattle Club
St. jMawea Lad's Lady, the
Jerse Jleifer owned by Harry
D. Ilif, Independence. Ore., is
now the world's champion se
nior yearling. ':Zl
The official test was com
pleted at midnight last night,
showing that she produced ap
proximately 828 pounds of
butted fat in one year.. In the
official testinjr, the cattle are
divided as to ages, the . term
"senior : yearling", indicating
that, she freshetied at less
than wo years of age. : ii ,
AU Breeds lleaten.
Thi above figures are only
appro'jdmate,4 as ' the official
figure! has ' not been an
nounced, bnt it will not tary
far from the 828 pounds of
buterat stated above, i
This is a higher record for
age than any other cow of any
breed.! The former record
was also held by ari Oregon
cow, Lulu Alphea of-Ashburn,
with a record of 80Q.08 pounds
of butter fat. , j
Not only does this record
displace the former world'4
record for age, but it is high
er than the! record in the next
class qlderi the junior 2 yeai
old fox Jerseys. This has al.
so bedn held by , an Oregon
cow, Pearl Exile of St. Lam
bert, with la record of 816.10
pounds of butterfat 1
Ham ItlRhJ of IferlUiffw
Like begeta like or the likeness
of an ncMtftr" i m ia ...iw.
and. largely rue. The aclneerof
iifesiocit oreeaing has made treat
progresi. . j . . , , ' -.
The niraple croslng' of great
animals: doe not necessarily pro
duce grpat anlmala, as there may
fContittwed on pare l
tmsoo 4. rzxvoir i
SAV JKANUIJMO, Aait. 19. Tb
San Vnirimrm ,tm bkttnl ilm war to
a 4 to 1, Tlrtorr otm- Vcrnoa tmlar.
making th utit two sad ta. - Kallf
aroivd Cavrncy ia tb oith with
ingle and Vmer in tara brought i
nl KiUf.raM tw tM tit
in the fifth, vaiio O'Coaaol ict tn hall
over th right I fieli (aaea la U x(
itininf. I ..
rnona Iom ran waa tit tha xhiti
oft doabln by Aieock aad Chadbnani.
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Han rriif iar j .. 4 13 0
Battria fcaellfnbkek and Hannah;
Couch and .Telia.
OAKLAND 6, AWOEUI 0
1.08 ASOLLKH. Auf. 1.Tw watki
nd a rflttipla ft inlr a(art4 Oakland
nt ricbti ia ita first ianui with lm
today and tba foar-ran r& rap
tured injitha tint frame helped difeit
erena h: aeriea, each taata haiaf taken
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Oakland i! ! a m V
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Loa Anirelea i . 0 6 X
Retteries Ar1ll .nA U . .IT. u-t.v...
Bona and Baldvm.
EEATTXE a. SACnAliXSTO j
tl tied ;ha aeriea with 8arramnt hf
wiu.iihk otft ne rteaator n 1 todar.
the Tlctorr for the Indiana, when rWra-
-. . u miu m mngn ID. atleriBfa Ct
Brentoa, irh oiiMd tha Siwaahe yea
terdar. 8 j
s. n. t.
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Oardner, Ilrtmtoa and
ProtfKh and tlliott.
SAXT EaKlS 14. POBTUUTD
I.ake Clr to k;.J -:k. i
, , . t " ..fiai irwm
Prtl"d tda, 14 t 9. Beth aide hit
tho ball hard and of tea. IffT I. ma
hit a triple, three doablea and ainicln
hi fi.a timet .k Jlal. Kmfc'OeBia and
Brawn knocked ho tne rana. There aill
bo doobla header Uaterraw.
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Battenea Plnramer, -EJIinoti. PaJima.
?emjn Fiber Ooald. Kallio and
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.-tan i ranrtaro 1 ,
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Ixn Angalea f-i