The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 06, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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HARA S DEATH
Dead Premier's VVork For
Disarment Conference' Is
Held of Benefit, and Pol
icy Hot to Change.
ASSASSIN, MAY BE
SOfi OF SAMUBAI
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Romantic. History.; Back- of
Itinerant Idlers and Pol
. ;0 itidal J Claw t,
WASHINGTON, Not.' 6, (By
' ne ABsocuted Press) Assassin
ation of Premier Hara will result
in no change in JapanY attitnaB
toward the Washington confer
ence. Baron Bhldehara, Japanese
ambassador, said today. n
ln' a statement, be declared
Ilara'a -work In shapinr Japan's
attltade toward . the' conf erenceH
was deslned to prove of great ben
efit to mankind. A great and good
wan has been taken -from Japan
at a time when he could least be
spared, he said, adding -that v to
carry forward the Pacaflc policy
to ' which "the premier had been
committed would be a Just and
worthy tribute to his memory.
Senate Expresses Sorrow
A resolution expressing ; regTet
OTer the death of the premier wag
adopted today by the senate.
; ' The fact that the assassin was
one of their own people has tend
ed to confirm. In the opinion ot
-Japanese here, apprehension of
the existence of political and o
; cial unrest ot which the attack
- appears to hare been an expres
' cion. : . '
Information from Toklo that
. the assassin la the son of a former
Samurai, recalls to Japanese one
of the most romantic and dramat
ic epochs of history. In the an-
rient feudal days the Samurai
'Ttwo-sworded warriors." "were
r powerful throughout the empire,
ind showed a tttriking simiianiy
', to the European nobility and cen
. try during the middle ages Obed
ience to their feudal superiors
-even onto death was their watch
, worcf. "It wai birth and "brtfsdlnK
that countea. - . '. .
. " Social 6tatas Gone '
The Samurai lived n the castle
of their Dalmyo and received from
: him rations for themselves ana
families. ' Gradually with the dis
appearance ot chivalry tire Sam-
ural were dismissed by their lorus
. and they became itinerant idlers.
Therefore, they became known as
people. . Their descendants .re
tained their pride in their ances
tors but they have no privileged
social status In Japan. .-
' Chinese Trouble . Worries
: Many 'have fallen lnta great
mUrr- and ther have Inherited
wandering-unrest. . Many of the
(Continued on page 2)
ARMISTICE
EABB1JMU mom AIMS
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. A proclamation setting aside Nov
ember 11 as a legal holiday, as a mark of respect to the memory
of those who gave their lives in the world -war, as typified by
the unknown and unidentified American soldier who is to be
buried in Arlington National cemetery on that day," was issued
tonight by President Harding. It follows": : 1 t ,
The Proclamation
' "By the president of the United
States, proclamation:.
"Whereas a Joint resolution of
congress, 'approved November 4,
1921, 'to declare November 11,
1321, a legal public holiday,' pro
Tides as -followr""-"-v
' 'Whereas Armistice Day, No
vember 11, 1921, has been desig
nated a the appropriate time for
the ceremonies incident to"' the
burial of the unknown and' uni
dentified American soldier In the
Arlington National -cemetery, and
. 'Whereas this unknown sol
dier represents ; the manhood of
America who gave their lives to
defend its integrity, honor, and
tranquility against an enemy; and
- " Whereas, the nations of the
earth are on that date joining
with the United States in paying
respect and homage to this un
known soldier; ' thererore ne h
- 'PABolrnd bv the senate and
the house that-the president is
hereby authorized to issue proc-
1 ? reatlon declaricj, November. llt
IS FEATURE i
At SiLVERtON
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Pprmission Obtained to Make
Believe Battle Part of Pro
gram Nov. 11 '
SILVERTON, Or., Nov.! 5.-
( Special to The Statesman.)-!
Nearly every day the f Armistice!
day entertainment ' committees
are giving out new features of the
program which is to be lield at
Silverton. All ot the business
houses ' Will close : and the two
mills will also set aside work for
the day. t '
Rev. George Henricksen has
returned from Portland with the
promise of Attorney Elmer R.
Lundberg to speak at - Silverton
November 11. The Portland at
torney is a veteran of both the
Spanish-American- and the World
wars. Besides the Portland speak
er there will be 'talks by" promi
nent .'Silverton men. The ; com
munity singing will also be an
important; feature of the pro
gram. 4 ' Rev. George ' If enricksen
and Prof. B. T,.. Yoaeare 'fn
charge of the 'program,4 '.
William Zosel, Carl Moser anJ
William Fluhrer I are In charge
of the parade which is to assem
ble t at the1 school ' house -at" to
o'clock. It is expected , that i if
the Weather permits the parade
win;be a; large one: Mr. 'JSosel
has - been chosen marshal ' ot the
day.. V . ;; '
Permission) has been obtained
from the mayor and the city.eonn
cllmen ' to stage a sham , battle in
the evening.' - f.-
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Colleges Compete In ;
" , Judging of Livestock
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'. PORTLAND. Ore., I Nov, X
Stock Judging competitions among
students of western agricultural
schools was a feature of the open
ing day of the Pacific Internation
al Livestock exposition today.'' '
The teams ' representing the
schools were: K' !' '
.. California Agricultural college
L. A. Pillisier, N. D. Hudson, R.
H. Thomas. I
University of British Columbia
Lu-Bennett, A. Blair, W. J. S.
Pye, ' v:,-:' ' ! ' '
University of Idaho - Earl N.
Wilson, R. S. Bristol; J. I T6ws.
- Oregon Agricultural cololepe
C. E. Taylor, C. B. Brauskaut,; Wil
liam Perry. . - -..
- Washington Agricultural j col
lege R. W. Oatman, C. S. Aider
sonr R. C. - Patrick. - . . 4-1
' The Judges were headed by 1 J.
E. Dorman of the western division
of the United States department
of agriculture and Included 1L M.
King of, the University ot BritisU
Columbiar R. C Jones of Oregon
Agricultural college;- E. G. Wood-
ward, Washington State college;
W. E, Tomson, California Agricul
tural college and F. W. Ackerson,
University of Idaho. 1
PAPERS CONSOLIDATE
ASHLAND. Or.,. No. 5. fThe
Square Deal, an Ashland weekly
newspaper, was consolidated to
day with the Medrord Clarion. L.
A. Whitehead, the publisher, will
return to New York city; ' !
1921, a holiday, as a mark of re
spect to the memory of those who
gave their lives In the world war.
as typified by' the unknown jand
unidentified soldier who Is to1 be
burled In Arlington National cem
etery on that day and the presl?
dent is respectfully requested to
recommend to the governors of
the various states that proclama
tions be Issued by them calling on
thair rMonle to cause in their pur
suits as a mark ot respect on this
solemn occasion. . r
"Now, therefore, I, Warren' O.
Harding, president of the United
States of America, irt pursuance of
the said Joint resolution of con
gress, do hereby declare Novem
w it. 1921. a holiday, as a mark
of respect to the memory of those
who gave their lives in tne late
world war. as typified by the iun
known. unidentified American sol.
14 to be buried in Arling
ton National cemetery on that day
and do hereby recommend to i tne
governors o? : several states
Secretary of War Weeks
Also Comes Under Fire of
Senator Who' Says Men
Were Hanged Untried.
LETTER FROM WOMAN
READ TO SESSION
New Accusation is That
Nurses Were Made Cour
tesans for Officers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. Pre
senting further support for his
charges that American soldiers
were hanged over-seas . without
courtmartial, Senator Watson,
Democrat, Georgia, tonight in the
senate turend his fire, on Secre
tary "Weeks and General Pershing
of the'i'rdenial of his assertions.
''Alluding to a statement made
today by i the war secretary that
no decent man" - would make
charges X with respect to army
nurses such as were made several
days ago In the senate. Senator
Watson while disclaiming any in
tent to attack the nurses as a
whole, said he would leave o any
impartial tribunal to' Judge
whether he or. Mr.' Weeks was the
morevMdecent He said his charge
as originally made was "that offi
cers in too many cases made cour
tesans of the nurses." - -v-
i'k' Says- H- Can 'Prove. It'
"And I can prove It," he exr
claimed?., I. i Vr.''ffr . r :
"'Reading General Pershing's
statement; ; as made, yesterday in
Nashville, Tenn.; that the Watson
charges ot illegal hangings and in
human treatment of privates by
officers, was a "most outrageous
and untrue accusation," the sen
ator declared:
"When the general denounces a
senator -as A liar, he had better
remember that it is witfcin the
power of the senate to bring him
here and a time may come when
we will do that. If he talks that
way about more senators it may
be done. We have as yet.no kai
ser that eaysi 'Me and God'."
Woman's Letter Read
''I am not going1 to lower my
self' the senator 'continued, "to
the level ot either Secretary
Weeks or General Pershing by In
dulging in abuse. I simply content
myself with saying that it was a1
great impropriety; for either of
these gentlemen to publicly con
demn another without the slight
est investigation."
Senator Watson than read a let
ter from an unidentified Rich
mond, Va., svoman who said she
served. 12 , months as an army
nurse. iThe letter j said "officers
made courtesans of the nurses
wherever possible and nurses who
resisted were sub-
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that proclamations be Issued by
them calling on the people ot their
states to pause in their usual pur
suits as a mark of respect on tnis
solemn occasion.
! And. in order that the solem
nity of the occasion may be fur
ther emphasized, I do hereby fur.
ther more recommend 1 that all
public and church bells through
out the United States be tolled at
intervals between 11:45 o'clock
a. m. and 12 o'clock noon of the
feaid day, and from 12 o'clock noon
to two minutes - past that hoar,
Washington time, all devoute and
patriotic ? citizens of the United
Rtates Indulge In a period of silent
thanks to God for these valuable
lives and; of supplication for his
divine mercy and for His blesisng
Upon oir beloved country.
I "In witness - whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and -caused
the scat of the United States to
be affixed," V. : . ? A- ' T "-'
3 "'Done at the city oft Washing
ton this fourth day of November,
in the year of our Lord one thou
sand, nine hundred and twenty
tne and of the." Independence of
the United States of America the
tne hundred and forty-sixth. ..-'
; "WARREN Cf. HARDING,
s ?;: By the president.
V "CHARLES E. HUGHES. V
- Secretary pt state."
BAY IS
BOMB At
CORN SHOW
TO BE HELD
THIS SEASON
Ketail Merchants Associa
tion at Independence to
Sponsor Annual Event
INDEPENDENCE, Or.. Nov. P.
(Special to The Statesman.)
The Independence corn show and
exhibit will be held' again this
year under the supervision 6f the
Retail Merchants association.
At a recent meeting held by
the association definite 'action
was taken when A. ci Moore was
appointed chairman ot a commit
tee to take charge ot the event.
Last year's exhibit' was a decided
success, as the showing of fine
quality corn did much good in
spreading increased acreage in
corn in Polk county, j
A premium list is ; being pre
pared offering cash and merchan
dise premiums : ln the differnt
classes. ' This 'year has" been very
favorable for corn' and it is an
ticipated, that a fine showing will
be made.
The show will be held for two
days - early" in December. The
project will have the enthusiastic
co-operation ot Paul , Carpenter,
county agent, and will have the
hearty support of the business
men generally. '
Man in Hospital After
PAlflAIAM An'UlMlllAtl
OREGON CITY, Or4 Nor. 5.
William ilaxby is in tbo Oregon
City hospital, probabjy with a
fractured skull ' as a result of a
couision between tnis city ana
Aurora tonight in which a wagon,
a Ford automobile that was tow
lng the wagon, andi a Salem
f oitland stage were ! involved.
The exact -nature of Haxby's in-
juries' is not yet known, but H
Is be'ieved he will recover.
! 'O Eg Summers, driver of the
stage, reported last night that the
heavy-; road ; wagon had beenj tiedj
by the tongue to the light car and
was weaving from one; Bide of the
road to the other when it hit the
stage. Furniture, which com
prised the wagon's load, was bad
ly scattered as a result of the
crash. , I
The Ford car driven by William
Olson, of Oregon City, was pro
struck the southbound stage. The
wagon did not have a tall light.
Summers stated. i' The injured
man was taken to Oregon City by
Summers. j-
Man, Who is Slugged by
' Robber Gets Compensation
. It a thug cracks a laborer on the
head, disabling him', wtile the la
borer is employed : by- a concern
operating under the j workmen's
compensation act, benefits under
the act are available to the work
er. This is the decision of the
state industrial accident commis
sion in the case ot M. Sullivan of
Oregon City.
Sullivan -was employed by the
Miller-Parker company, garage
operators, and it was his duty to
keep the place open at. night. One
night a robber (invaded the prem
ises and put Sullivan but with a
slingshot. He is temporarily in
capacitated, and while in that
condition-will - receive- from the
acciednt commission fund 137.44
a month. It is the first case of
the kind that ever has come to
the attention of the commission.
Uniform Closing Held
Up
Till First of Year
Owing to the tact that the holi
day season is fast approaching, no
further efforts will be made to
secure uniform closing hours of
retail stores in Salem, according
to P. B. Keaney of the Business
Men's elague.
After January 1, it is thought
that all stores will join in the
movement for 6 o'clock closing,
and this refers especially to Satur
day evenings. The Jewelers espe
cially want to remain open Satur
day evenings until 7 o'clock, but
It is undersood they will fall in
line with the 6 o'clock closing
after January 1.
All grocers and meat markets
have agreed to the 7 o'clock clos
ing Saturday evenings. ' Milliners
are unanimous for 6 o'clock -fclos-
in. ! tJ
. Taking everything into' consid
eration, Mr. Keaney isays mer
chants will all agree to uniform
closing hours after the holiday
season.
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Higher Freight Schedules
1 Are Ordered Suspended
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WASHINGTON. Not. jo Sched
ules proposing to increase freight
rates between California, Oregon
and Washington points by 35 pr
cent on classified shipments via
the "Southern Pacific and tn
Oregon-Washington Railroad &
Navigation company lfnes, werg
suspended today by the Interstale
Commerce commission until the
6th of March- The Increases
would Tiave'gono into effect No
vember 6. I .
TRASH ROBBER
E
IN LONE
Seven Mail Clerks Subdued
With Gun on Atchison,
Topeka.& Santa Fe and
Sacks Emptied.
AMOUNT OF LOOT IS
BELIEVED TO BE BIG
Bandit Spends Leisurely
uoing i.nrougn rags
and Then Escapes
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Nov, 5. -Authorities
announced late to
night they were without definite
clues as to a masked man who
boarded an Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Pe passenger train from
jKans., early today and looted, the
mall car after compelling a mail
clerk to bind six of his fellow
workers.
Eight Sacks Emptied
Contents of eight sacks of mail
weer taken; No estimate of the
value of the haul was available. '
The robbery occurred while the
train had stopped at the Junction
for coal. The man, according to
the clerks, apparently boarded
the train at Quenemo, Kans.
Masked and armed with a revol
ver the bandit directed the six
mail clerks to "put up their hands
Clerks BoiAid With Wire V i
He- took a- revolver from E. E.
Doudna of Kansas City, who was
in charge of the registered mail
.pouches. T hen he compelled Don
dna to tie the others with wire.
Forcing the clerks to lie on the
floor the robber spent almost an
hour ransacking the registered
mail pouches. He leaped from the
train when it reached Holliday,
Oregon Leads West In
National Guard Personnel
In proportion to its population,
the Btate of Oregon ahs a larger
membership in its national guard
than California . or Washington.
This is in accordance with reports
received yesterday at the adjutant
general's office In Salem.
Oregon was one of the first
states in tho west to organize its
rational guard following the war,
and one of the first to show ac
tivity in national guard work. On
September 30, 1920, the total
membership of the national guard
was 1426. On September 30,
1921, this had grown in the one
year to 2052.
On this latter date California
had 2545 in its national guard
and Washington 2639.
Morelock to Remain in
Salem Until December 1
Deputy Sheriff Lee Morelock,
who has accepted a deputyship
under United States Marshal
Clarence R. Hotchkiss, will re
main in Salem until December 1,
at which time he will move to
Portland, assuming his duties
there.
Since 1916 Mr. Morelock had
been employed as an officer in
Salem and vicinity, being em
ployed as a guard at the peni
tentiary during the administra
tion of Charles A. Murphy. In
March, 1919, he resigned his po
sition at the state prison to ac
cept a position as patrolman un
der John T .Welsh, then chief of
police.
In -December, 1920, Morelock
severed his connection with the
Salem police department and ac
cepted 'a position as deputy under
Sherff Oscar D. Bower. lie Is
a veteran ot the . Spanish-America
war, having seen service in
Utie Philippine islands as a mem-
rer or u company, becona ure
gon Infantry.
NEVADA DKFKATS UTAH
RENO. Nev., Nov. 5. Univr
fity of Nevada's football eleven
defeated the University of Utah
eleven here today 27 to 0. The
Salt Lakers line was easily pene
trated by the Nevadans who put
up a strong defense.
COMMISSION NAMED
MOSCOW, Nov. 5. The Rus
sian soviet council of-rommisaars
has appointed a special commis
sion, headed by Maxim Lltvinoff,
chief of the soviet legations
abroad, to consider the question!
relating to Russia's foreign d3ot.
, THE WEATHER.
Sunday:' Partly cloudy east,
unsettled; probably rain west por
tion; light southeasterly winds. .
GETS B
MARION HOTEL WILL HEED'S RIDER
EXPEND $10,000 ON
NEW BANQUET ROOM
Plans were announced yesteday by the Marion hotel for
improvements and changes in the hotel, particularly; for the
building of a modern banquet room, equal in equipment to
any ia the northwest, with a seating capacity of 125 J
The improvement will cost about 810,000 and work will
begin within a few days.
By removing certainrpartitlons,
and extending jthe banquet room
space over certain parts of the in
terior court. the new dining room
will be partly ' in tne shape of an
1j, with one part 41x16 feet and
the other 30x2 feet.
Glob to be' Accommodate!
Thfl pntrani-tt Intn fha now Imn.
quet room will pe Just to the right
of the main djnlng'room of the
hotel. It will be entirely sepa
rate from the present dining room
and used exclusively for lunch
eons given by the Rotary and Kl-
wanis clubs and Marion Count;
Realtors association, and for clubs
that may give dinner dances or
need private dining rooms for spe
cial occasions. By using both the
banquet hall and main dining
room, the Marion hotel can ac
commodate more than 250 plates
after the new room is completed,.
The celling of the new banauet
hall will be in heavy beams, while
the sides to a i height of 10 feet
will be panelled, all in some light
color. To give sufficient light,
there will be three sky lights in
Papers were, signed yesterday
and a trade closed in which Mr.
and Mrs. Frank M. Brown trade
valuable farming property near
Airlie to S. A. Manning for wll
located business property in Salem
on Commercial i street.
Tho business! property taken in
the trade by Mr. and Mrs. Brown
Is the two-story brick building on
South Commercial street. Just
north of the brick building re
cently purchased by T; M. Barr.
Freight reductions that do not
reduce in any Important way as
far as the northwest is concerned
is the accusation hurled at the
railroads in a letter sent out Sat
urday by Fred A. Williams, chair
man of the public service com
mission. Williams refers to the
announcement of the carriers as
"legerdemain publicity."
Williams points out that com
modities in which northwest ship
pers are mainly interested are
scarcely affected by the proposed
reductions, and particular men
tion is made of livestock. He de
mands that the roads make a gen
eral horizontal reduction just as
they made a horizontal increase
affecting all kinds of freight, as
a means of combatting war con
ditions. Tactics Questioned
"It Is plainly apparent to any
TO SCORE IN
In a game repletewith star
plays in which the air route was
the main channel of advancement
the Salem high warriors yester
day held the gridiron agregation
of the Corvallis high school to a
0 toO score when the two teams
met on the Aggie field. The bril
liant playing on the part of tbe
Salem men has painted the pros
pects for the remainder of the
Beason much brighter and is' look
ed upon by many as the much
hoped for turning-point in the
season's success; -
Seventeen punts, , seven at
tempted place kicks, two attempt
ed drop kicks and nine passes
made by the combined teams tell
the story of most of the play, Sa
lem punted whenever in the least
danger and attempted either place
or drop kicks whenever they came
within the 40-yard line , of the
coveted goal. I !
Adolph and Post played stellar
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LETTER TO RAILROAD LUES
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1
art glass, in addition to three win
dows on tbe south side- ottbe haU.
FiirnlslUngH Ffnt Clwr
The general f nrnishtngs of the
room will be high class and artis
tic fn every way, in order that tbe
hall may compare favorably with
any In the northwest. ! ' ' " ;
The Marion hotel, under the
management ot A. N. Pierce has
been making great strides in the
favorable opinion of residents In
Salem and the traveling public.
The Kiwanls club with its 85
members holds its weekly lunch
eon at the hotel on Tuesdays. The
Rotary club with its 70 members
takes luncheon at the hotel Wed
nesday noons and the, Marlon
County Realtors association,' with
its 50 members, on Thursday
noons.
Need is Apparent. 1
Hence with the increasing need
for a larger banquet hall. Manager
Pierce and the hotel management
solved the problem by deciding
to change the interior of the hotel
and provide' for a banquet - hall
with, a seating capacity of 125.
, . ,! J' 1 II II IN. .1 I
It has a, frontage of 44 feet on
Commercial street, and is now oc
cupied by Lee L. Gilbert with his
Elgin automobile agency, the Pa
cific Tire A. Supply company and
the Elgin Six garage. ;
The farm taken by Mr. Manning
in exchange consists of 325 acres
of some of the finest farming land
north of Airlie on the Coast road.
It is understood that Mr Man
ning will go extensively into farm
ing with his new possessions.' '
who would ee," says the Wil
liams letter, "that the carriers are
resorting to tactics of 'much ado
about nothing,' without real in
tentions as to uniform reductions
after tho 'manner in' which the
advances were heretofore made,
and that no real effort Is being
made to see that such reductions
as granted are consistently and
equitably distributed, but instead
are subject to manipulation at the
expense of those that can least
afford to suffer."
Discrimination against Oregon
and in favor of California also is
seen by Mr. Williams In i the re
adjustment as proposed.
AM Roads Receive Letter
The letters is addressed to A.
S. Edmonds, assistant freight
traffic manager of the Union Pa-
( Continued on page 2)
FOOTBALL GA1E
roles for the Salem team. Adolph s
remarkable punting and. Post's
ability to; dodge interference
proved invaluable to the locals.
Lynn Jones and Lillcgren also
showed t'p ; well.
In the opening of the first half
Corvallis 30-yard kick off wai
received by Post, who returned it
for five yards. Failing to- make
yardage in two line bucks, Adolph
sent Salem's first punt for a neat
31 yards. Corvallis fumbled tbe
receipt of it and a Salem man fell
on the ball. Again .unable to
make yardage. Adolph attempted
a place kick but it was blocked.
Without attempting- to make any
yardage, 'Corvallis punted and
once again the red and black men
were unable to cover tb. yard
age - requirement. A piss " was
blocked and Salem was forced to
Continued pn pas fi t
IN TJI BILL
Vote Taken at Midnight Af
ter Long and Fiery Battle
Between Senators on Op
posing Sides. t ' ' ;
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ADMINISTRATION IS
I Clayed by Stanley,
i - .
Watson of, Indiana Defends
resident La Follette r
. ' ." Raps Mellon
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5..
By
a vote of 38,'to 28 the sen
re jeciccl the Reed amend
ate
ment to the tax bill proposing
to enact the soldier, bonus bill
and retain Hhe excess profits
as a y means I of financing "ad
justed compensations for for
met service roen.;.: , i-y y J
: 'FJive. republicans, Capper,
Johnson, Kenyon, . L&dd and
LuFollette supported the am
endment and two Democrats
Glafss'f'and, :.31eye';.,vo"te.d.'' K
ainit ,iC'VV "iK ; '-.v;
Senator Walsh, Democrat,
Montana," voted Jor the amend
ment. . -.
Republicans against includ
ed Itorah,: Idaho,- McNary Or
egon, Gooding,' Idaho, Sraoot,
TJtah, Poindexter, Washington
andi Shortridge, California.
' It was midnight when ' tha
vote was taken and the amend
ments by Senator Simmons.
Democrat, North Carolina, and
MdjjCetiar, Democrat, Tcnnes
sep.j proposing; to , finance the
adjusted " compensation1 out ot
interest on the money owed tho
United States by. foreign gov-
ernments went over until llon
day' " r';A::' ' ; ;
The bonus debate developed
toward the end into a hot poli
tical fight in' the course ' of
which Senator, Stanley, Demo
crat!, Kentucky, assailed Presi
dent Harding for asking ' the
senate to recomit the bonus .
bill last July and Senator Wat
son,! Republican, Indiana ' de
fended the presidents course.
Senator Stanley declared .that
there was only one power cn 1
earth that . could have made .the
president turn bis back on the
fourjmillion former service men.
That! power," he said, was "the
silent, insidious and, pitiless pow
er o Mammpn, that, knew what
it could do, that understood Its
authority.', ';Va ;..
None of the crowned heads of
Europe would have dared to do
whatj the president did. Senator
Stanley said, adding that the
event would go dowa as'a "blot
on history." ' . ' : .
iUpublk-ans Challenged J
'"rtis. senator from Missouri,
(Mr. f Reed,)" the spoaker con
tinued, "hag given you (the Ite
publirant) an opportunity to show
whetper you represent your: con
stituencies or whether you repre
sent Wall Street by the proxy of,
Mellon and the president; is giv
ing ' rou an opportunity to say
whether you live up to the proud
traditions of the Republican party
that haf always beerl the "friend,
of the , soldier; or. ' whether you
live fp t the plane of the pres
ent organization that Is the most
6uperiservlceable slave that Mam
mon jever had since' the' children
of Israel broke that frolic around
the gfld calf In the neighborhood
of SiSai." -Wjnehon
Defends1 Presldrnt '
Senator Watson; Uepubtlc, In
diana) replying,' said the move
ment ! to recommit the bonus bill
was nbt Initiated by the president,
that tbe president acted only after
he had been urged to do m by
senators who pointed out the fed- -eral
financial situation to him. He
said nearly one-third of the Demo
cratic) , senators either voted or
were paired to recommit the bill
and that in' the face of this they
were bow charging the Republi- r
cans ij with .being "tools of Wall
ttreeti" a .r:- - . , -.
Tbd first proposal taken up
tonight was that by Senator Reed,
Democrat, Missouri, to continue
the excess profits tax as a means
of financing the ''five way" ad,
justaed compensation plan. Should
.(Continued oa p& 2.).
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