The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 18, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Following New Charge of
Assault on Girl Mail Rob
ber Entertained at Lead
ing Phoenix Restaurant.
Transfer to Leavenworth is
Deferred to Play Square
, With Inderlid
niOENIX. Ariz., Nov. 17.
J. P. "Dillon, United States mar
nhal, and several other persons
entertained Roy Gardner, escaped
convicted mail robber, at dinner
in one of tbe leading restaurants
Before the dinner Gardner was
taken from the county jail to the
federal building to be questioned.
This led to reports . he had been
spirited away.
'Police and postofflce inspectors
today announced that they had
secured evidence implicating Gar
dner in a mail robbery at Mari
copa, Ariz., November 3.
'The mail that was stolen at
Maricopa was taken from a
locked mail car on the Arizona-
Eastern, which was waiting to be
brought Into Phoenix. The only
(thing df value that was taken,
according to the officers, was a
watch, which they announced they
. had found in a local pawn shop,
and the proprietor of the shop
had' identified Gardner as the
man who pawned it.
Assault Charjre Preferred
A charge of criminally assault
ing a young girl here was pre
ferred against Gardner by state
officials today Just a few minutes
before instructions were received
from the department of justice of
licials at AVashington cancelling
the order received last night for
Gardner's immediate transfer to
the . federal penitentiary at Leav
enworth. Kansas.
No action can be taken on the
state charge against .Gardner un
til' after the federal charge of at
tempting to rob the United States
mails Is disposed of, according to
Thomas Flynn, United States dis
trict attorney here.
Girl Under 10.
In the state charge, Gardner is
accused of assaulting Mafia Mu-
not, a girl under 16 years old, on
Oetober-21. Immediately after
the girl reported the alleged at
tack pa October 21, a "John Doe"
warrant "was issued today, after
ehef I ha ttdetttlfled Gardaer as
her assailant.' His name was put
on the warrant.
"Fair enough. was Gardner's
comment when Sheriff John Mont
gomery read the state warrant to
him. ' Later, ' however, Gardner
denied that he-actually assaulted
the girl.
. Reward in Doubt ..
' The change nvtlie orders from
the state department of justice
was doe to a desire on the part
of the government to play square
with Herman Inderlied of Phoe
nix, the mail clerk who captured
Gardner after a struggle in a mail
car at the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe railway station here on
Tuesdar night, according to an
announcement by District Attor
ney Flynn; .
(Continued on page 2)
DALLAS, Or., Nov. 17. (Special to The Statesman)
At a meeting of the Southern Pacific railroad employes num
bering about 120 at the local car shops in Dallas a committee
was appointed to visit the Dallas business men and ask them
to co-operate in a movement to have the auto truck and jit
ney service between Dallas and Salem and other points served
by the Southern Pacific discontinued.
The committee members in ar
guments declared that the com
pany for which they work has a
monthly payroll In Dallas of
something like $15,280 and J?ay
In to the county annually $43342
an dthat a large amount of these
taxeat Is used to construct hard
surface and other,-roads over
Drastic Action Promised if
Residents Fail to Comply,
Authorities Say
If your house is not numbered.
or if it is numbered incorrectly.
you are an offender against the
peace and dignity of the city of
Kalem, so declared by ordinance
duly made and provided.
There has been complaint from
the postoffice authorities, and
there is to be an attempt on the
part of. the city government to
have all houses numbered, and
numbered correctly. So you would
better take due notice, and act
accordingly, if you happen to be
among the offenders.
You may get your correct num
ber at the office of the city re
It is to be presumed that this
warning, and perhaps other warn
ings of the same kind, may ba
sufficient to bring about a gen
eral movement to have this mat
ter straightened out, as it should
be, for the convenience of many
If nothing short of drastic ac
tion will suffice, then that kind
of action will be resorted to.
L, Ok Loveland Wanted
Fort Benton, Mont, for
Grand Larceny
L. C. Loveland, who has been
living oir a farm near Jefferson,
was arrested yesterday afternoon
by Deputy Sheriffs Smith and
Barber and is being held in the
Marion county jail awaiting fur
ther instructions from officials at
Fort Benton, Mont.
L,eveland was (arrested on fin
strwettone -f rom the- sheriff's of
fice in the Montana city, and is
held under a grand larceny charge
No details were wired from Mon
tana! concerning details of tbe
charge against Loveland.
Sheriff Bower received word
that J a Montana officer will soon
arrive In the city for the purpose
of returning Loveland to Fort
Imperial Potentate Cutts
i Will Be Portland Chief
PORTLAND, Nov. 17 Plans have
been completed by Ai Kader tem
ple fir entertainment of Esnest
A. Cutts,' Imperial potentate of
the Mystic ShMne, who is expect
ed to arrive Portland from Se
attle Monday for a two days
The largest delegation, of of
ficials of the Mystic Shrine sine 3
the 1920 convention here is ex
pected 'to accompany Potentate
Cutts on his visit here and tour
of the 'various temples in the
United States,
Portland Laborer Held
To Have Committed Suicide
Portland, , Nov. 17. After in
investigating the death of Swan
Swanson, whose body was found
last night in a lavatory of a ho
tel, police today decided it was
a case of suicide and released
Axel Swanson. a brother, who had
been detained' pending the out
come of the inquiry.
which auto transfer companies
operate without paying anything
for city licenses and" but a small
amount in the automobile license
and gasoline tax.
The matter has been up before
the city council for action and
that body has instructed its ordinance-committee
to present at the
29 MflSTE
National Grange Confers
Degrees on Nearly One
Thousand Applicants
Spirited Debate Expected
When Case of Suspended
Official Comes up
PORTLAND, Or, Nov. 17.
Presentation of reports by mas
ters of 29 state granges, disposal
of routine business of the conven
tion and initiation of applicants
into various degrees occupied to
day's sessions of the National
Grange convention.
In the aiternoon candidates
were shown the mysteries of the
fifth and sixth degrees, and to
night about 1,000 applicants re
ceived the rites of the seventh
degree, i
Bouck Not Debated
Fred Nelson, acting state mas
ter of Washington, who succeed
ed William Bouck after Fne latter
was suspended by National Mas
ter Lowell, made Tiis report, but
no discussion of Mr Bouck's dis
missal followed. It was predict
ed that a spirited debate on the
suspension of the Washington
state master will feature one of
the sessions soon when the matter
comes up for discussion before
the convention.
New York Move Grows
Among the interesting reports
read today was that of the
grangre league federation ex
change of New York. This or
ganization has an authorized cap
ital of $1,000,000 of which about
40.000 farmers have subscribed
1750,000 of the capital stock." Its
business is going at the rate ot
$5,000,000 a year. The feed de
partment for the first nine
months of this year did a business
of $2,639,000. It now has its
own elevator and mills for mixing
balanced rations.
A. B. Cook, state master of
Michigan, made in his report a
suggestion that all state" Krange
sessions be held a short time be
fore the national grange meeting
to facilitate various kinds of
grange work.
Cooperative Move Helps
The growth of the Washington
grange, which has a membership
of 21,021 was attributed for the
most part to the cooperative
movement started ten years ago,
in the report of State Master Nel
son. "
The program of the national
session tomrorow will include a
morning meeting of the seventh
degree, and afternoon and night
business sessions.
Fire Damages Residence
of Mrs. Mary H. Finney
Fire, thought to have been
caused by a defective flue, last
night caused damage estimated at
about $1000 to the residence oc
cupied by Mary H. Finney at 608
North High street.
The department was called out
at 8:40 and found the blaze to
be a stubborn one, the flames
having worked into the walls and
under the floor of the dwelling.
. The building and household
furniture were partially covered
by insurance.
next regular council meeting an
ordinance which will put a license
on these lines ot business and will
also take in traveling orchestras
which have been in the .habit of
coming to this city from other
towns and putting on dances sole
ly for profit.
At a meeting of the Dallas Com.
merdal club last night the action
of the Southern Pacific emplores
was heartily endorsed and a com
mittee appointed consisting of C.
B. Sundberg, W. I. Soehren and
II. G. Campbell also to confer
with theDallas merchants with a
view towards getting them to dis
continue the patronage of the out
side transfer companies..
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. n.Evidence was introduced this
morning in the government's prosecution of John W. Todd, on
the charge of fraudulent use of the mails, as to Todd's ap
parent effort to establish the facts in the minds of Salem
peopie that he did not get $100 for each timber claim con
tract he sold for Carlos L. Byron, jointly indicted with him.
but that "he was to get" this amount when the claim was
finally settled.
This apparent effort to clear
himself of having received any
money in the deals was made by
Todd following the visit in Salem
of a government agent, according
to testimony of several witnesses
throughout the trial.
E. A. Miller, principal of a Sa
lem school, this morning testified
that Todd called him by telephone
and warned him that '"a govern
ment agent is in town and will
call on you, so be very careful
what you say."
Victims Testify
Miller, as well as a long list of
other Salem people, paid $500 to
Carlos Byron, now a fugitive from
justice, through efforts of Todd,
as an initial payment for an al
leged highly valuable timber claim
which has never been forthcom
ing. Leading witness for the gov
ernment this morning was W. C.
Winslow, an attorney, who testi
fied that Todd assured him, when
he bought a contract for his wife,
that Byron was a man who had
never been in any trouble with the
Neither side made any concessions and difficulties refused
to be ironed out when the state printing board was called yes
terday by Governor Olcott relative to the printing of a report
of State Treasurer Hoff by the state printer which wa3
charged to the state, resulting in a bill of $44.53 which Olcott
and Kozer refused o approve on grounds the report was not
proper matter to print at state expense.
At the meeting yesterday Secretary Kozer demanded a
retraction by Hoff of statements in a letter sent to the board
in which Hoff said Olcott and Kozer had approved the re
port before it was printed but had reversed themselves after
it was printed. This, Kozer said, was a reflection on himself
and the governor. Hoff vehemently refused to make a retraction.
Olcott and Kozer declared
they had not approved the report,
and had never seen it.
Crawford Called In
Hoff called in his deputy James
Crawford to develop this point
from his side. Crawford conced
ed that neither Olcott nor Kozer
probably had ever seen the copy
but declared the law had been
followed, in transmission of the
report to Secretary W. M. Plimp
ton of the printing board whp had
approved it. This. Crawford
said.-was no departure from the
regular procedure.
"Matters of this kind." said
Crawford, "are handled in tiro
"It's great to read of the won-
derful profits made in growing
hops," declared Frank W. Dur
bin in addressing menfbers of the
Marion County Realtors associa
tion yesterday noon- "But there
are bad years. I have been In
th? hop bus;nes since 1S90- and
have had my ups and down,
mostly downs."
Under normal conditions. Mr.
Durbin declared there is more
money in the hop business than
in any other farminp, but the
trouble is that within a year or
two there are likely to be condi
tion quit? different from normal.
English growers will soon have
planted all the acreage they h3d
before the war, and this with
the increased freight rates and
the cost of exchange, would like
lv threaten the hop industry in
Oregon within two years, he
Fijmres Ar Submitted
For those who were thinking
government, but thai ho was 'in."
with the government to the extent
of having information that would
make possible early entries on
Otfcc-r witnesses have testified
that Todd told them Byron had
been indicted any number of
times through machinations of big
timber interests, but that nothing
had ever been proved against
Todd Is Blamed
Then news of Byron's Port-.
land conviction arrived in Salem,
1t 1 . i mii i . , . !
jVinslow said Todd explained the
matter by saying that Byron's con
viction resulted from using the
mails to return money to people
he had been unable to locate.
"I admit I was a fool in the
transaction," was the substance
of Winslow'g statement. "But I
want to say I would never have
given Carlos L. Byron a penny of
my money but for Todd's state
ments as to his honesty."
(Continued on page 6)
same way the secretary of state's
office handles vouchers. Mr. Ko
zer never sees them. They are
approved by his subordinate."
Kozer Makes Accusation
Olcott and Kozer assumed they
had gained an important point in
Crawford's admission that they
never had seen the copy. but
Crawford refused to admit this
and again cited the customary
method followed by the board.
Hoff declared that If the
board can not rely on its secre
tary it would be better to with
draw his authorit3r.
(Continued on page 6)
of going into the hop business
Mr. Durbin fubmilted the cost of
an 18-acre yard; as follows:
Roots. $48.
. Planting, $54.
Wire, $600.
Poles, $288.
Cost of construction. $216.
Hop house and store room,
Stoves and pipes. 70.
Sacks and baskets, $80.
Baler, $200.
As to the value of the hop crop
to Oregon and esft?ciallv this rart
of the Willamette valley, 1&t.
Durbin said the total estimate for
this year was""10,S 40,000 pounds,
and that the total value of this
cron amounted to $3,523,000.
Of interest to the business in
stitutions of the city was the
statement that Marion and Polk
counties ' grow more than two
thirds of the hon crop o' Oregon.
He credited 'Marion county with
(Continued on page 6)
Objections of Japs and Great
Britain Delay Arma
ment Discussions
Americans Choose Initial
Policy of Silence on
Far Eastern Phase
(By The Associated Press)
Far Eastern -negotiations await
the reply of Japan to China's dec
laration of rights, and the Ameri
can move for limitation of naval
armament is slowing up because
of objections raised both by Japan
and Great Britain.
Discussion of the Far Eastern
problems were advanced by the
big nine today! to the point of an
agreement that a general ex-
. . e I . fiki
L i i a II ft tJ ui views uu iviuiia 3 pi ir
grara should precede any consider-
ation of specific points. Such a
general presentation of views Ja
pan was unprepared to make and
the big nine adjourned until Sat
urday. I
Japan Asks Modification
Meantime Japan made known
her desire to modify the American
plan of naval limitation to give
her a "slightly greater" relative
strength, and the opposition of the
British to the submarine quota
EUggested by the United States
gave evidence of such determina
tion as to attract attention of all
The day's work seemed to in
dicate that the first impetus of
the conference! was giving way to
a period of more deliberate dis
cussion which inight preclude the
possibility of outstanding develop
ments for the, immediate future.
Plans were made, however, to
tackle the third big job of the con
ference, the limitation of land
armament early next week at an
open session at which Premier
Briand will make a far-reaching
decalration of the views of
Procedure Discussed.
The big nine's session on Far
Eastern questions today was
largely given over tto a discussion
of the method of procedure. The
decision to permit each power to
present a general statement before
attempting to settle specific prob
lems is understood to have had
the endorsement of all heads of
delegations, although Japan made
it plain she accepted the Chinese
plan only "as a basis of discus
sion." It was decided also that
when specific points are erached,
the Chinese "10 points" are to be
interlaced with the -items of the
American agenda in determining
details of procedure.
Shidehara 111
A corroborating factor to the
two days delay was said to be the
illness of Baron Shidehara, Jap
anese ambassador who is in
charge of Far; Eastern problems
for his government. It is under
stood however? that the time re
quired to communicate with Tokio
and the determination of the Ja
panese to give most careful ex
amination to the Chinese propo
sals have combined to make an im
mediate statement of Japan's
views impossible. It is expected
that when this presentation is
ready it will be given to the pub
lic as an evidence of Japan's will
ingness to proceed with the dis
cussion in the open.
U. S. Silent on Far East
The American government
which "has been understood to be
in general accord with the Chin
ese position, continued its silence
on the subject but evidence ot
general approval came from head
quarters from the French dele
gation with indications that Italy
would follow suit.
The French declared their wil
lingness to give up their extr3
territorial privileges and their
lease in Kauang Toheou provided
their government's title to
French Indo-Ghina was unques
tioned. For China's aspirations
they expressed sympathy, but
they also indicated Japan's need
of expansion in Eome quarter
could not be minimized.
Kato Plan Watched
Formal annduncement by Ad
miral Baron Kato that Japan
would ask fori a greater propor
tion of strength than had been
proposed for her in the American
plan became tonight the center
of attention in the naval- arma
ment negotiations
Making the first explanation of
the reservations with which Japan
accepted the plan. Baron Kato
also announced thaT his govern
ment desired the right to possess
at least one ship of the most lor-
(Continued on page 6)
Methodist Leader Decries
New Feminism and Doctrine
of Russian Dancers
DETROIT, Mich.. Nov. 17.
(By the Associated Press.) A
challenge to the church to assume
the leadership in the home and
in various phases of public life,
was sounded by speakers today
at the national conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church.
Declaring that the American
home is disintegrating underln
fluences or "the new feminism,"
Rev. F. W. Adams ot Springfield.
Mass., made a plea for changes
in American home life.
"The new feminism," he said,
"is drawing the. best of our wo
manhood from marriage and
motherhood, while loose ideals on
the permanence of marriage aro
being imported by Russian bare
foot dancers.
"The hand that stops rocking
the cradle begins to rock the boat
of our family life."
Promotion of Dresel by Un
ited States Meet With
Hearty Approval
BERLIN, Nov. 17. (By The
Associated Press) The promo
tion of Ellia Lorlng Dresel to bo
American charge d'affaires here
as announced today in Washing
ton will be answered by the Ger
man government with the ap
pointment of a foreign office offi
cial ot simialr rank at Germany's
temporary representative at
Washington. Baroa Elmund von
Thermann is on his way to tbe
United States, but "he na"a merely
been given instructions to pre
pare the premises of the former
German embassy for occupation.
It i3 not expected he will be
promoted to charge d'affaires
while on his way, since he is a
comparative newcomer in the
German diplomatic service. At the
foreign office today it was stated
that the man to be sent to Wash
ington would be selected from the
staff of routine diplomatic off!
cials. His appointment will be an
nounced this week.
Tho appointment of Mr. Dresel
meets with the hearty approval of
the German foreign office which
considers him well qualified for
that post.
Non-Partisan League
Repudiated by Farmers
THE DALLES, Or., Nov. 17.
Repudiation of the activities and
principles of the Non-Partisan
league and the condemnation of
the plan to t ax the -etate for the
purpose of raising money for the
1925 world s exposition at Port
land, were voted late yesterday
by Wasco county farmers assem
bled at Wapinitia Plains in
meeting of the couuty farmers
union. More than 100 farmers
representine all of the local far
tiiers' unions in the county, at
tended the meeting.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Mrs.
Mark Hanna. widow of the former
senator, died tonight at her resi
dence here.
Salem followers of the boxing
game are manifesting much inter
est in the return of "Dubs" Mul
key to Salem for the match with
Sailor Brady at the armory to
night. Mulkey, a former University of
Oregon aYhletic star,' boxed in
this city a year ago and at that
time won the admiration of fight
fans by his plucky scrap against
"Battler" Hill, in which event he
obtained a clear decision - over
Hill.. Mulkey's home is at Mon
mouth, and the Oregon man Is
reputed to be an "on the level"
exponent of the boxing game.
Brady, whose home is at Seat
tle, comes to Salem with the rec
ord of having handled his man in
recent contests In which he ha
appeared. While the bout will
be conducted in accordance with
boxing commission rules, each
man has expressed a determina
tion to outpoint or outclass his
The bout between Johnson and
Idea of Conference for Lim
itation of Armament Con
ceived by President on
Autumn Cruise.
Hughes Proposal for Slash-
mg Navies Also Emanat
ed from Executive '
(By The Associated Press)
Who formulated and executed
the call for the armampnt orm.
ference? : v. - .
Who evolved the4 American
proposals for naval limita
tion? .-V . n .
m The country has been ask
ing these questions and has
been hearincr nunv Dnnri.
The best "inside story" here
toaay nas all the earmarks of
being the correct answer.
President Harding, on &
week-end cruise down the Pot- -omac
this autumn, so . the
story runs, locked.himself In'
stateroom one eveninc and
left word that he did not wish
to be disturbed. " A little later
he called to his room, one by
One. some of the rln friend f
in public life who had accoxn
pained i. him and laid befor
them sheets o paper on which. .
he had written with lead pen-'
cil, and with corrections and
interlineations, some thing
which they all read with'
It was the Invitation to the
arms conference.
After some conference it .wai
decided to forward the text to
Secretary Hughes, and the Yacht
Mayflower butted off from her
wireless that night tha mr&
which later were to ring around
the world.
Still Another Story
Of course the preliminary dip
lomatic feelinr was transmitted
to the natiens concerned, but it is
said that the text of the forma '
invitation was substantially the
same as President Harding had
conceived It that night on the
Mayflower. . - ,
The evolution of the concrete
American proposals for naval lim
itation Secretary Hughes' bomb
shell is still another story, y
them to Secretary Hughes alone,
while other persona have declared
they were the composite effort
of the four Amcrncan delegate
of whom Mr. t Hughes is one. !
Everybody seenu agreed that they
were not drafted by naval offici
als, but almost everybody bad left
out President Harding, until to
day's "inside story" began to cir
culate, r
Balfour Mention Secret
The great secret, to which A.
J. Balfour referred to in hi d
dress Tuesday, must Indeed have
(Continued on page 6)
Boatwrjght, although given sec
ond place "with tonight headlin
es, is expected to furnish as
much excitement as the Mulkey
Brady event, a both men r
near the middleweight class and
have been hammering their box
ing partners into despair during
the preliminary training period.
"Art" McCIaln. a Salem man
and a graduate of Oregon Agri
cultural college, is known as one
of the Zest wrestlers In his class
on tbe Pacific coast and Is expect
ed to be called upon for his best
stuff when he meets big "Soldier"
Lambert at tonight' smoker.
In addition to the main events
there will be three other boxing
bout and an extra wrestling go
One of the preliminary bouts la
between ! "Battling Dutchman
Severs and Clyde Mays. !
The smoker is managed by two
local men. Armory Sergeant Har-
Some admirers have : ascribed .
(Continued on page 6)