The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 10, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Cheering Assurances Of
Support by British People
tConv$yer4 to Conference
Preliminary Get-Together, is
Held by American Four
rAnd Advisors
WASHINGTON, Not. 9. -While
delegations of the powers worked
today perfecting pains for the
armament conference, cheering
assurances of support for the pur
poses of the negotiations reached
Washington from two Important
cuarters of the old world.
Premier Lloyd George of Great
Britain, in a message expressing
regret that he could not attend
the opening session. Saturday, de
clared the heart of Great Britain
was "deeply set on the success of
the conference,' and promised the
diligent .efforts, of the United
Kingdom toward; a solution of the
All Contingent Meet
It became known through unof
ticlal channels that Pope Benedict
had. given his approval of the pur
poses set for the conference and
might pronounce the official sane
tion of the holy see at' the 'consis
tory November 21. -He has. pre
pared to i maintain close contact
with, the negotiations.
The certainty of support by two
such powerful forces struck aaote
of .encouragement in all the, dele
gations as they conferred. For
the .most , part these, conferences
produced no surface developments
of ; importance although they
' brought together tor the tint, time
the full membership of the Ameri
can delegation j and Its advisory
Uvea of the other powers a breath
ing; space in which to review their
Conditions Withheld
The meeting of the American
bl g four an dthe advisory commit
tee of 21 was no more than a pre
liminary 4 get-together. The poli
cies to be fostered by this govern
ment were laid before the commit
tee in ehe most general way. con
ditions of the naval reduction
program worked out by the dele
gates being withheld until .a per
manent committee organization is
Former SenatorSutherland of
Utah was chosen chairman of the
advisory; body,,, but, further organ
ization details were left in the
hands of i a special committee of
six. Mr. Sutherland was placed at
! the head, of the special committee,
i whose other members -are, Samuel
Gompers, Rear Admiral W. I
Rodgers.,Wlllard, Saulsbury, Hen
ry .P.. Fletcher and- Mrs. Eleanor
Franklin ; Egan." i
Dead to be Honored
Further, conferences , are , to - be
' held tomorrow byvnearly all for
' eign delegations, although all will
pause to pay homage to the un
known "American soldier dead.
An elaborate tribute is to be be
stowed by the British delegation
which will make a ceremsnlal pil
grimage to the capitol lo lay .a
wreath on the bier. A. J. Balfour,
head of the British delegates,
pending the arrival of Lloyd
George, is expected to arrive in
tme,to take pare in this cere
mony. , Premier's Regrets Received
CPremier Lloyd George, In a
message delivered at the state
department today by Ambassador
Geddes, expressed . regret at his
inability to attend the opening of
the armament conference.
"Will von nlwajta eXDresS tO
President Harding my keen re
gret and disappointment at hav
ing been unable to attend the,
opening of the Washington con
ference," the message said.
lThe discussion to which ho
has invited the powers Is of pro
found Importance to the world.
Nothing but the intensely doli
cate state of the Irish negotia
tions and the obligation which 1
feel to parliament and the coun
try to be present Until those ne
gotiations are completed and the
' government's .unemployment - leg
islation is in - operation would
have prevented my sailing last
Saturday. I must discharge that
obligation before I leave but 1
wUl. Mil i at . the earliest, possible
moment and I hope to be with
. you before the conference reaches
the deciding stage.
Harding's Lead Appreciated
"I need not assure you tou
the heart of Britain is deeply set
. on the success or the conierencrj.
The world has needed such a lead
as. President Harding gave us last
July for many months, it was
the new world's opportunity. To
' hare -grasped-;,lt? 'promptly u
Continued on pas ).
Plans for the erecting jpf a civic auditorium to be built
at a cost of at least $100,000 and to be dedicated to the sol
diers, sailors and marines iho served in the World war, were
launched at the regular ofoen forum meting of the Salem
Commercial club lastsnighf.
The enterprise was presented by the club's commfttee on
community service and -v&s unanimously adopted by the
large assemblage of local business men who were , present.
Prior to being brought befre the Commercial club, the plan
for the building of the memorial had been broached to of
ficials of other Salem clubf and organizations and met with
the emphatic approval of. ill
The .plan is in line wih a recent legislative act which
permits the issuance of bonds, by cities for the purpose of
erecting community auditoriums after such plan has been
approved by, voters at an election.
The proposal will next be pre
sented to the Federated Clubs; of
Salem and it is expected tha it
will be brought before the Salem
city council for the purpose! of
placing the measure on the ballot
at the next general election, j
Speakers Laud Move
Col. "E. Hofer and Judge p.J H.
D'Arcy commented favorably f on
the new enterprise. Colonel ,lo
fer asserted that Salem had, lip
idly outgrown the present facili
ties of meeting places and de
clared that community life would
be stimulated through the pro
vision of such an auditorium.
Colonel ;- Hofer spoke of the suc
cess of the Portland auditorium
and said that it had been a "very
provitable investment ' for, tihat
city. Other enterprises now be
ing planned for Salem's better
ment -would in no way be inter
fered with by the new movement.
, "It -tea splendid undertaking
and, we should all work for any
thing that tends toward public
betterment," i said Mr. D'Arcy.
Text of Report
The report, signed by the five
members of the committee, name
ly R. O. SnelMng, Dr. HenryfE.
Morris, Col. E. Hofer, Otto K.
Paulus and Dr. B. F. Pound, fol
lows: I
.."The .undersigned executive
committee was requested by the
general committee on community
service meeting Tuesday evening,
October 25, to prepare a report on
plans for erectring"a civic auditor
ium as a memorlaj to the soldiers,
sailors and marines. The commun
ity service committee was otgin
ized last January under the civic
department of the Commercial
club and has held several success
ful community gatherings for the
purpose of developing and unify
ing community spirit and to make
Salem a more desirable and ideal
community for homeseekers. g
Need is Demonstrated f
, "These meetings have had the
effect of demonstrating j the need
of a larger community building in
The fifth annual roll call' of
Willamette chapter, American Red
Cross, will be launched Armistice
day, November 11. This chapter
includes Polk and Marion coun
ties. .
As is well known, the Red
Cross has been doing great work
in the. two counties during the
past five years. During the fwar
its activities were towards help
ing families in distress where ithe
son or husband was in the per-
Families Are Helped I
Since the close of the war ,;the
greatest work of the Red Cfoss
has been active in helping i ex
service men and their f amities,
and it Is this work new that is
taking the major time of those
In ; charge : of Red Cross . work.
Dr. D. M. Fields has been
named as general chairman of
this 1; fifth annual roll 'call.
Through his - efforts Interest!4 In
the call has been aroused through
out the two counties. i
As in former years, member
ship in the American Red Cjross
consists in the giving of only St
a year, and it is this small um
that wilt be again asked of the
manv thousands who showed! in
terest in former years.
Rural Meetings Called
will be held in which the gfeat
In the rural districts meetings
work of the Red Cross is doing
will be fully explained. In j Sa
lem and other cities and tajwns
of tho county the work "of secur
ing membership in the roil Icall
will be ih charge of those especi
ally interested in Red Cross wprk.
i In this -work of launching) the
fffth annual roll call, mempcrs
which the better tendencies of
community life can find expres
sion. There is in this city of 20,
000 people, and rapidly growing
larger, no suitable place for hold
ing large conventions, community
gatherings, Indoor sporting events,
art exhibits, community sings and
gatherings in which the commun
ity life can find expression.
"Your committee and the gen
eral committee is composed ol
five members of the Commercial
club, to which have been added
the mayor, the president of the
Commercial club, commander of
the American legion, the presi
dents of three strong women's or
ganisations, to-wit: The Woman's
club, the War Mothers and the
Salem Arts league, to serve as ex
officio members. After full dis
cussion the general committee
unanimously endorsed the propo
sal to build a suitable civic audi
torium, centrally , located, and
large enough to serve the social
life and community needs of this
growing city, but more than all
else to express in the form of a
tine public community center our
appreciation of the services of the
soldiers, sailors and marines not
only in the great World war,
where they went forth to preserve
free institutions and the honor
and flag of our country, but to
defend this government against
all foes within and without, and
in which memorial building they
shall be, provided ..with suitable
Quarters to hold '? their . public
meetings in the , future. They are
today without an official home.
?The last , legislature enacted
a law under which any city, can
erect a memorial building in the
iorm of a community houso' and
this committee has secured legal
advice that the city, council can
submit to the people , a proposal
to erect such a memorial build
ing. "Many communities are. pro
ceeding to act under , the ,law,
and your committee recommend!
that this city proceed under this
(Continued on page 4.)
of the American legion through
out the two counties have been
liberal in offering i their co-operation
and active assistance.
Teachers to ftelp
In order that the work of the
Red Cross may be known every
where and what the Red Cross
stands for, teachers throughout
the two counties will; be mailed
literature and other Information.
It is announced that the roll
call this .year will begin next
Friday and continue including
Thanksgiving day, November 24,
As local chairmen in charge of
the roll call, the following have
been appointed: i
Aurora Miss Diana Snyder,
mistress. j
I Chemawa Mrs. J J. New
meyer. : Dallas, with 10 near-by school
districts Dr. A. B. Starbuck.
Falls City Mrs. Ira Mehrling.
Hubbard Mrs. C. W. Mayger.
Jefferson John T. ;Jones.
Liberty R. V. Oh mart.
.J4arion M. A. Barber.
Mt. Angel G. D. Kbner.
jSalera--Brazier Small of the
American legion. !
Salem Heights R. L. Van Ars
daU 1
Scotts MiUs-J. R. Payne.
SUverton Rev. George Hen
ricksen. !
Stayton O. V. White.
Turner Mrs. J. F. Lyle.
West Stayton Et A- Wilson.
AVoodburn Woman's club, Mrs
H.F. Butterfield, president.
Local chairmen for Gervals,
Aumsville, ? Independence, Mon
mouth and several other locali
ties' have not yet been: announced.
Elections Show Substantial
Gains for Democrats in
, Maryland, Kentucky, Vir
ginia, New Yark.
Detroit Reelects Cousens on
Patform of Municipal
Traction Ownership
NEW YORK. Nov. 3. Final
summation tonight of results of
yesterday's elections indicated
substantial gains for the Demo
crats in Maryland, Kentucky, Vir
ginia and New York, while mu
nicipal ballots in many cities re
sulted in changes of party control.
The outstanding case of state
wide Democratic victory was in
Kentucky, where that" party re
gained control of the legislature,
which has been Republican for
two years. .
In Maryland, where the lower
house was elected, with 27 mem
bers of the senate. Democratic
control was increased.
Increase in New York.
In -Virginia the Democratic gu
bernatorial candidate. State . Sen
ator E. L. Trinkle led his Repub
lican opponent by a wide margin,
which extended also to his run
ning mates, including J. . M.
Hooker, the party's candidate for
In the New York assembly, the
Democrats increased their repre
sentation by 23 seats, although
the .Republicans, with 96 assem
blymen, still retained a wide
working margin. Albany will have
a Democratic administration for
the first' time in 12 years. The
Democrats seized every berth in
the city administration balloted
on, including a. large majority of
the 19 aldermanic seats.
City Manager For Cleveland.
Detroit re-elected Mayor James
Cousens, whose campaign was
waged, on a platform calling for
municipal traction ownership,
while Cleveland gave Fred Kohler
a substantial plurality over Mayor
W. s. Fitzgerald, Republican and
voted to change toa city manager
plan in 1924.
Cleveland is said to be tho
largest city which has . adopted
this plan. - Republican mayors
were elected in Indianapolis and
Tammany Celebrates
Tammany chiefs tonight were
celebrating the results of yester
day's election which promised un
challenged control of the city's
governmental machinery after
January 1.
In the f rectest Republican
routo experienced here, Mayor
Hylan vias re-elected as was one
of hip running, mates on the Dem
ocratic ticket. ; He had a. plural
ity of 147.986 over his Coalition
ist opponent, Henry H. Curran.
Ninety-three, percent of, the 1.
268,464 voters registered voted -
a. turnout which observers declar
ed was the heaviest in New York's
Korbdittt Vote Small
Townsend Scudder, Democrat
carried the city by 261,975 over
W. S. Andrews of Syracuse ior
Judge of the court, of . appeals. ,
A feature of the, election was
the small vote of the Socialists.
about 50,000 less than given Mor
Hs Hillquit when he ran for may
or four years ago. Jacob Pankon
the party's candidate, received
$3,309 votes.
An exception to the geieral
Democratic sweep was in the foc-j
ond judicial district where Dis-i
trict Attorney ,11. E. Lewis, Re
publican, was elected as a candi
date for the supreme court bench.
Party Still Militant
sults of yesterday's elections prove
that the spirit of the Democratic
party "is still militant," Chair
man Condcll Hull of the Demo
cratic national committee, said to
day. His statement reads:
"Fighting Democrats who cap
tured numerous Republican out
posts in Tuesday's election have
given evidence that .the spirit of
the party is still militant. A con
servative interpretation of the
elections indicate that the people
are far enough away from : the
mist and contusion of war con
ditions and influences to see the
merits of Democratic administra
tion; to see and become convinc
ed of the increasing demerits of
the Republican administration.
and to realize that the comprehen
sive program of' reconstruction
proposed by the Democratic . ad
ministration. was, obstructed . and
'Continued ontpace f)
NASMUCH as we are about to observe the third
anniversary of the signing of the armistice, and
the burial of car unknown soldier dead, let us,
therefore, as citizens of Salem, do so in a befitting
manner, by showing our true patriotism to our
country, our flag and the brave soldiers who so
nobly fought and died for us and for the cause of
Whereas, the president of our country has de
clared November 11 a legal holiday, it is to be ex
pected that all will observe the day to the fvResi
extent in showing our thanksgiving and gratitude
for again being at peace after war.
President Will Be Asked to
Serve in Tax -Revision
Fight, Prediction
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. Presi
dent Harding may be asked to
act again as mediator in the tax
revision fight.
. This is the view of house Dem
ocratic leaders, who point to the
wide split in the Republican ranks
in congress on the income surtax
Democrats say the majority
leaders are opposed to the senate
amendment with its maximum
rate of 50 per cent, but are faced
with the possibility of its final
enactment through a coalition of
"insurgent" Republicans and the
solid Democratic minorities.
Leaders of the "insurgent" Re
publicans in the house have now
agreed, however, to defer fight
until after the conferees get un
der way their work of re-writing
the tax bill.
Under the agreement as out'
lined by both sides, the bill will
be sent to conference tomorrow
without instructions to the house
managers, but the managers be
fore agreeing with their senate
co-worker3 on tho surtax provis
ion will ask tho house for in
structions. This, it was explain
ed, would open up the fight in
the house, probably next week.
The tax bill as passed by the
senate, was reported back to the
house. Upon examining it mem
bers found that the senate had
added 833 amendments. Despite
this great number of changes.
Chairman Fordney of the house
ways and means committee, said
the bill probably would be in con
ference only a few days.
Bingham Overrules Move
In Brumfield. Murder Case
ROSE BURG, Ore., Nov. 9.
Overruling the motion of the de
fense Jn the Brumfinld murde-
case. Judge George G. Bingham.
in a decision filed with Count
Clerk Riddle today, states that a
transcript of the entire proceed
ings ia not necessary to promote
Immediately following the trial
which ended with the death sen
tence being passed upon the con
vi.'itd murderer, tho doft-nse f ilo J
a motion, asking tl.:it fie canty
pay the expense of a t'jnscript of
the proceedings upoj! which to
base i. bill of- cncepfuBS anri an
appeal tn tho :;tate suommc ecu t
It was claimed that the fuuds oi
the defendant were exhausted and
that h was unable to pay the cost
of this transcript himself.
Asahel Bush and Family
Return Home from Europe
Mr. and Mrs. Asahel Bush and
two sons returned yesterday after
an absence of about three and one
half years pent in Europe.
Mr. Bush served in the capacity
of cashier of the allied reparation
commisison. He was stationed
first at Barcelona, Spain, but the
greater, part of their time abroad
was spent in Paris. They expect
to make their aome la Salem.
Lloyd George Speaks Mind
on Foreign Affairs at
Lord Mayor's Banquet;
LONDON, Nov. 3. The lbrd
mayor's banquet tonight assumed
more than national importance
when the premier, replying to the
mayor's toast to the cabinet min
isters, followed the custom of
such gatherings at the historic
guild hall of speaking his mind
regarding foreign affairs.
Custom Left Ileblnd
The tradition has been that the
premier must touch only on for
eign policies, but in response to
the lord mayor's suggestion that
the guests anxiously awaited news
of the Irish conference, Mr. Lloyd
George expanded the statement.
made early in his speech that the
Washington conference is like a
rainbow in the sky" and then
passed to Ireland.
Results Not Divulged
He declared there was a better
prospect of Great Britain's pro
posals to Ireland being heeded to
day and of Ireland accepting the
invitation to enter the British
commonwealth as an equal than
fo ryears, but the conference was
still in a critical stage.
Beyond this he refrained from
divulging the results or the possi
bilities of the conferences.
Labor Situation Clearing
In his opening remarks, the
premier alluded to the economic
trouble afflicting the world, sdeh
as followed the Napoleonic wars.
He expressed the conviction that
the force of the cyclone was al
ready spent and followed with a
recital of numerous symptoms in
dicating a revival was coming;
particularly the fact that '"in
cvety land tho slackness that
seemed to overcome labor is
passing away."
Bower and Boyer Will ;
Attend Portland Session
PORTLAND, Ore., Nev. 9.
Sheriffs and county clerks from
every section of Oregon will meet
in annual convention here tomor
row and will be the guests of
Sheriff Hurlburt at a lunch td be
served in tho corridora of the
county jail..
Law enforcing officers of the
city and government have been: in
vited to address the meeting; of
sheriffs by Sheriff Hurlburt i of
Multnomah county, and president
of the Sheriff's Association of
Oregon, i
Oscar Bower, sheriff, and Ui G.
Boyer, clerk of Marion county said
last night -that tbey expected! to
attend the convention in Portland
Butter County Fires
Die Out in Missouri
9. Forest: fires in Butter county
died out in certain sections last
night, having burned to the limit
of the f Greeted area, while in
other sections rain stopped them.
Damage to timber and grating
lands in this county is estimated
as ranging from $75,000 to $100,
000. . -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. (By The Associated Press) A
plain soldier, unknown but weighted with honors a& perhaps
no American before him because he died for the flajr in
France, lay tonight in a place where only martyred Presi
dents Lincoln, Garfield and McKihley have slept.
He kept lonely vigil lying in state under the vast, shadowy
dome of the capitol. " Only the motionless figures of the
five armed comrades, one at the head and one facing inward
at each corner of the bier, kept watch .with hirn. I
But far above, towering from the great bulk of the dome,
the brooding figure of Freedom watched tod; as though it
said "well done" to the servant, faithful unto death, asleep
there in the vast, dim chamber below. j i
America's unknown dead is home from France, and the
nation has no honor too great for j him. In him, it prays its'
unstinted tribute of pride and glory to all those sleeping in
France. It was their home coming today; their day of days
in the heart of the nation. j I . f I
Sodden skies and a chilling rain seemed to mark the
mourning of America at the bier of this unknown hero. But
from the highest officials to the last soldier or marine or
bluejacket rain and cold meant nothing beside the desire to
do honor to the hero soldier, j I -. t ' j ' ' j
The ceremonies were brief. They began when the boom
of saluting cannon down the river signalled the coming of
the great groy cruiser Olympia. H
Slowly the ship swung into tier dock. Along her rails
stood her crew, at attention and jwith a solemn expression.
Astern, under the long, grey muzzle of a gun that echoed its
way into history more than 20 years ago in Manila bay, lay
the flag-draped casket. Above a tented awning held off the
rain, the inner side of the canvas lined with great1 American
nags. At attention stood five
of honor.
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Woman Accused of Killing
Husbands Arrives at
Idaho State Prison
BOISE, Ida., Nov. 9, Anxious
to begin serving her prison sen
tence of from 10 years to life, Mrs.
Lyda Southard, convicted of kill.
ing her fourth husband, Edward
F. Meyer, arrived at the Idaho
Etate penitentiary late today from
Twin Falls. Sheriff Sherman of
Twin Falls drove the convicted
woman and a Mexican prisoner to
lioise by automobile.
Mrs. Southard still has confi
dence that the appeal her attor
neys are making to the supreme
court will free her.
"Oh, I feel fine now," she
smiled as she was greeted by War
den Cuddy at tho prison gates. I
know you and I are going to get
along great together."
On being conducted to the wo
men's ward, she exclaimed:
"Gracious, how neat It is, and
I won't have to be cooped up in
one little cell all the time."
There are two other women
prisoners in the ward, both serv
ing time for murder.
On her arrival at the peniten
tiary Mrs. Southard was designat
ed as prisoner 3052.
Fair; light variable winds.
Appeal For Red Cross Is Made In
Statement by President Harding
Addressed to People of America
WASHINGTON', Nov. 9. Pres
ident Harding asked th Ameri
can peoplo tonight to give their
liberal support to the annual
campaign of the Red Cross for
relief contributions which begin
Armistice day and continues two
The call of the Red CroKS, ha
raid in a statement, "should
be .regarded as the call of coun
try and humanity."
Text of Statement
Mr. Harding's statement fol
lows: To the American People:
"As president of the United
States and as president of the
American Red Cross, I announce
that the Red Cross annual roll
call will begin Armistice day, No
vember 11, and continue through
Thanksgiving day, November 24
and I designate November 13 as
Red, Cross Sunday. '
"I recommend ministers and
priests to stress the gospel of ser
vice November 13 and 1 invite and
urge my fellow citizens to accept
the period of the roll call as an
occasion for rededication of them
selves to the principles and prac
.Uce ol service. The Amcricaa Red
sailors and marines as guards
I ; . i j - I s.... v;
Below I on the old dock at
Washington navy yard, a regiment
of cavalry waited, sabers at "pre.
sent" at the black .draped gun
calson and with its six horses to
carry the casket to the capitol.
The; troopers, faced toward the
ship as she awung broadside to
ber place and the gangway was
lifted to her quarterdeck. To their
right a mounted! band stilled Its
restless horses. , '
Atarines at Attention
On the ship, the files of her
marine guard stood at attention.
Rear Admiral L. II. Chandler,
who escorted this dead pr(vat
soldier across the Atlantic, was,
garbed in the full, formal naval
dress as were officers of his staff.
As the ship's bell clanged out
"8 bells," 4 o'clock, and the hour
set for arrival the bugles gia
and the crew again lifted the rails,
The marine guard filed down thi
gangwray to face the trooper,
across the dock, the ship's t band
came down and j formed beyond
the marines. On deck at the gang-,
way head, four sides-boys took
ebeir places on . each side, the
boatswain waiting behind them to
pipe a dead comrade over the aids
with honors accorded only to full
admirals. j
DigniUris Meet Ship
Cars bearing Secretaries Weeks
and Denby, Assistant Secretary
Wain wright, : General Pershing.
Major General Harbord. Admiral
Coontz and Major ' General JLe
jeune, the marine commandant,
and ' their aides rolled up. These
highest officers, of the army and
navy formed in line facing the
open space between the troops and
marines. t- j '
On deck bugles called attention.
Petty officers stepped, forward to
raise the casket. Forward a gun
crashed tho first roHj of the min
ute guns of sorrow. Tho Olyrapia's
band sounded tropin's funeral
march and eo the slow halt step
and carried high on the shoulders
(Continued on page 5)
Cross is both the volunteer and
semi-official medium - through
which our people may appropri
ately express their patriotic. and
humane desires to render; practi-.
cal assistance to' their soldiers and
sailors, to their fellow citizens in '
civilian life and jto those peoples
of other lands who have a human
claim on the sympathetic coaccra
o our own people. s "
i Faith Maintained
"This American Red Cross has
kept faith with i the principles
which, gave it birth and with tho
obligations laid upon dt by con
gressional charter--.'to act In mat
tcra of voluntary relief and in ac
cord with the military and naval
authorities as a medium of com
munication between tho people ot
tho jUnited States and their army
and; navy. After a notable war
service, it, in conjunction with
tho yeteran's bureau and other ac
tivities, stands by our veterans
andi their families in a period of
painful reconstruction, in which
as too many of ns have been prono
to forget,, thousands are in press
ing needs not only of governmen-
; .(CoaUauel pa page 2