The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 24, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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SEVENTY-FIKST YEAR
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MONLNG, NOVEMBER 24, 1921
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4-:. I RECESS
FOR HAY
T(iree Central Points, of In
i terest Hang Fire as Con
ference Ends ' Delibera-
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Hions Last Night.
CHINA AND BRITAIN
. CLASH IN OPINIONS
. Briand Pn Farewell Address,
Emphasizes Need of Pro
' tection for France
- "WASHINGTON, Nor. 23. ( By
Th Associated , 'Press l.wnen
the arms delegates quit work for
' the Thanksgiving recess these
. considerations embraced central
; : points ot. Interest In their dlscus-
filons: - '' ..; v ' ,
' Whether tha effort to apply
. generally ; accepted principles - to
specific cases; In : the Far. East
would bring definite accomplish
menu or only lead, to futile
, .bat v ; rwr
Land Armament Issue ague
Whether in view of the position
' irranra nd the . aeneral situa
tion in Europe any serious at-
tempt should be made to agxeo
n limitation of land atmanrent.
Whether a way can be fnnd to
hasten consideration . ot details of
the naval limitation plan; which
Is proceeding smoothly,; but too
slowly to senary some aeieaico
Ttalfiratfli Clash
;. rf theiA Questions, the first
"was brought sharply to the fore
tonight by several direct clashes
of opinion regarding- elements of
the Far Eastern negotiations. At
today's executive session of tho
nine delegations, the right of the
Chinese delegates to speak for an
of China was reported to hava
been questioned by France, and
i.. . Ttrfticih Internretation
1 the general principles adopted
was challeneged by some of the
. Chinese. Earlier in the day the
land armament problem had been
debated behind closed doors by
the delegates of the big five dele
' gallons without other result than
the appointment of a sub-commit-.
tee to. consider collateral tubjects
like use of airplanes and poison
t gases. '
Briand ajs Farewell
Premier Briand ot France.
making hia farewell speech to the
conference, pressed his argument
that his country dared not disarm,
unless she had guarantees f roro
the other powers and although
the general discussion drew re
newed expressions of sympatny
. from every other national poup,
no one proposed any formal joint
declaration ot policy.
. r th tda of the naval reduc-
Hon program developments were
1 : "rw out of the picture
1 .u-t -A HolAiratAa Showed iTOr
patience and pointed
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and oolnted out the pos-
negotiatlons
Si? ; might become j confused Jr to
J hanstive a discussion of totalis.
It Is possible that the naval ex-
prt will be asKea to "
their methods so as to JP;.t-
actions " J,,' .... ,
Parley in Tie Today
. Tomorrow will be a day ot rest
so far as meetings ot th confer
ence and Us subdivisions are con-
cerned. although it may see some
real' progress thronich consulta-
tions among individuals 'n;a
groups.: S
".Western Oregon Homes
;v;Are Washed Into Ocean
NEWPORT, Or Nov. 23. Re
ports were received today from
Millport and Taft. Or., on the
Lower SUeti river and bay, that
15 families are homeless and five
houses containing household goods
and all belongings were washed
down the river and Into the ocean
: h h flood there..
The river rose seven feet in
one hour, giving the owners no
chancs to remove contents ot their
homes. Numbers of ranchers lost
barns filled with hay and grain,
nd one barn was Been afloat "in
the river with two cows tied In
the mangers. ' ' ? -; , ;
. TIIE WEATHEIt
v' Tlaln; strong southerly
interior, strong southerly
coast. . :'. .. ,
winds
gales
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THAMSGIVING FETE
CELEBRATED TODAY
IN NUMEROUS WAYS
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public Thanksgiving services are to be held this
morning at 10 o'clock at the First Congregational church.
No other church services are to be held, it being the intent to
gather all who will, intjo one big, thankful congregation.
Rev. J. J. Evans, palstor of the First Christian church, will
be the presiding officer. The program is here given:
Hymn.
Responsive reading, led by Rev
Jm. lvans.
Prayer, Rev. O. F. Lifcnmg,
German evangelical church.
Special music by choir ofj First
Congregational cnurcn. j
Reading of Thanksgiving proc
lamation, Rev. Ward W. iLong,
First Presbyterian church, j
Scripture Lesson, Rev. Blaine
E. Kirkpatrick. First Methodist
Episcopal church. j.
Offering, for the Near East re
lief, presented by Rev. jW. C.
Kantner, First Congregational
church. ;i
Music. !!
Thanksgiving sermon, by Rev.
T. Milllken, First Baptist
chjurch.
Benediction,
the Rev. W. C.
Kaatner.
Family Reunions Numerous
Most ot the stores and all the
banks of Salem will be closed
tight for the whole day. It is es
sentially a "home" day, and the
family reunions ' that are sched
uled are beyond count. 1
Turkeys, with the price running
to an average of 40 cents a bound,
are likely to live a lot longer than
they would at a ' price j- within
plucking distance of the! average
short-waged buyer. Rut there is a
vast Held of thankfully-priced
other meats and fruits and vege
tables and clothes and firewood,
so that the day promises to be ob
served, in. the true spirit -of Us
original foundation! ii
Poor Families Found " - (
At that, however, there"" are I
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families that have not much other
than appettites to be thankful for.
One case of desperate poverty was
found and relieved yesterday, by
the First Methodist church com
mittee. It is feared jl good many
more such cases are in the city
and country, that need the help of
a kindly hand in this time when
a friend would be worth so much.
t is. suggested that every thank
ful person show his spirit by find-.l
ing some one near him who needs
a little boost ana men doosi io
beat the band. There may never
be another time as good.
i Realtors Forego Meeting
The Realtors will give up their-
regular Thursday dinner at the
Marion, and dine at home today.
Nothing out of the ordinary
will be attempted at ihe Y.M.C.A.
The place will be open all day for
the benefit of the many men ana
boys who may wish to read, or
write, or sing, or swim, but there
Is no special program,
j Thanksgiving day is one of the
national holidays. Everything
that has the United States stamp
on it is vacating today, on earth,
land, in the sky, one does a
lick today, save as it absolutely
has to be done; and whoever does
work; gets credit for a vacation
on! another day to make np for it.
Uncle Sam is mighty particular
about : his Thanksgiving day?.
He's 'going to make . 'em thank
ful, it lie has to do ithy force,
"i Oneral pelivery-One JTour
There 'will be no ppstoffice in
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HALL MIY Rl
FOHKUREB
Opinion Has it That Coos
Bay Man May Have Ar
- rangement With Olcott
Rumor that Senator Charles
Hall of Marshfield may decide to
become a candidate for state
treasurer Instead of governor is
believed to have considerable sub
Stance back of it, and by some
this Is belisved to be the backing
of Governor Olcott and his advis
ors and close friends.
Hall would be a rormidabH? can
didate for governor If given
solid bank and utility support.
but probably would not win. He
would have a chance to win a
three-cornered fight for the treas
urership participated in by him
self, O P. Hoff, incumbent, and
Judge T. F. Ryan of Oregon City.
With only Hoff and Ryan in
the race for treasurer the sti'e
administration would be in the
embarrassing position of being
unfriendly to both candidates.
In the campaign of 1918 Mr.
Olcott and most of those who are
now closest to him as governor
supported Hoff against Ryan in
th3 primaries. In recent months
the state administration has br j
ken with Hoff. Th relationship
with the state treasurer has be
come so strained. In fact, that a
reconciliation is not possible. As
for Judge Ryan, he represented
an element that never has been
friendly to Olcott and probably
never will be. One of the leaders
of this element Is T. B". Kay, for
mer state treasurer, to whom Ry
an is exceedingly close political
ly. Ryan served as deputy state
treasurer under Kay when the
latter was treasurer.
The caadidacy of Senator Hall
for treasurer, as far as tha pres
eat administration is concerned.
would sCrve thdonble nnrpose of
eliminating Hall from fhe guber
natorial race and givinc the ad
ministration a candidate on whom
to throw its support for treasurer
IS 1 DEAD 1
BELFAST TROUBLE
Order Restored After Day of
Fighting on Main
Streets of City
BELFAST, Nov. 2 3. By Tne
Associated Prss Yv'hen dark
ness fell tonight the death roll as
a result of the disorders of the
last few days had reached 18. The
wounded numbered 75.
Five persons were killed today
in sniping and sporadic outbursts
! shooting. Order has been re
stored tonight.
This afternoon a man stindms
in Royal avenue, the city's main
artery, was shot. He was watch
ing shooting in York street. A
woman was killed and two m?n
and two women wounded.
When the disorder broke out in
York street area the streets vera
almost impassable. Two men lay
down on the pavement and began
firing.
Car Thieves Operate in
Salem During Daylight
Daylight car thieves made a
haul in Salem yesterday when
they seized a Ford touring car be
longing to J. A. Hammell, of Re
public, Wash. The car was stolen
from where it had been parked
on the south side of State street
between Commercial and Liberty
streets.
u Mr. Hammell reported the theft
to Sheriff Oscar Bower and to
Chief of Police Verden .Uoffitt.
stating that he had parked the
machine only a brief time before
it disappeared yesterday afternoon-
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The5 car carried Washington li
cense plates, &om' 38,586, and had
the drivers license in a small pan
el in front iOf the driver's seat.
t The englnev'number of th5 ma
chine is 4061086. The car" was
equipped with a foot accelerator
and carried two spare tires cn the
left running board.
Portion of Caravan in
Shelter at Grass Valley
GRASS VALLEY, Ore., Nov. 23.
Seven members of The Dalles
California highway caravan ar
rived here last night after bucking
snow drifts from Shaniko. Tho
snow ranged from six inches to al
most three feet in depth. One au
tomobile had to be abandoned
eight miles out of this town on ac
count of engine trouble.
Chicago Car Fares Are
Are Cut from 8 to 5 Cents
CHICAGO. Nov. 23. The Illi
nois commerce commission to
night issued an order reducing
street car fares in Chicago from
8 to five cents, effective Friday.
The order Js not effective after
July 1, 1922, although the com
mission reserves the right to con
tinue the order after that date.
SEALED VERDICT IS
ORDERED BY JUDGE
IN TRIAL OF TODD
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 23. Despite demands from John
YV. Todd's attorneys that a verdict be returned last nigljt,
prior to the Thanksgiving holidays, the federal jury in Judge
R. S. Bean's court, reported back for further instructions
late last night. After conferring with the jury, Judge Bean
requested them to bring in a sealed verdict which will prob
ably be opened during the day. !
Judas Iscariot. Benedict Arn
old and Cain were all dragged
into federal court at Portland yes
terday and lined up with John YV.
Todd, former superintendent of
Salem schools, by United States
Attorney LestJr Humphreys
whUe concluding argument of
the Todd case which has been un
der way for the past week.
''Judas Iscariot had a good rep
utation before be betrayed his
master with a kiss; Arnold had
a good reputation before ' he be-
Urayed his country; Cain had a
GUILTY VERDICT
ASAINST CASEY
Man Convicted of Killing
Buck Phillips, Former
Guard at Prison
Dan Casey, boxcar bandit, was
condemned this morning by a
jury in Circuit J&dge Kavanaugh's
court to hang for the murder of
J. H. 'Buck" Phillips, railroad
detective. '
The jury returned a verdict of
first degree murder without
recommendation shortly after 1
o'clock. ' -
The verdict automatically car
ries the death penalty.
Casey heard the verdict stoic
ally. As soon as it was over, he
lighted a cigarette.
John L. Burns, accused as
Casey's partner: in the murder,
will go on trial Immediately. At
torneys B. F. Mulkey and D. C.
Lewis will defend him.
Appeal to thei state supreme
court on the Casey verdict is con
sidered certain.
Sentence will hot b e passed up
on Casey until Saturday morning,
and the notice of appeal will not
be filed by his attorneys until that
time, if they deeiCe to appeal.
Phillips died ! June 15 of tho
wounds received the night before
in a gun fight with boxcar robbers
in Albina yards.
Casey and Bums were arrested
a short time later while Casey
was still suffering from a wound.
He asserted tliat his Injury haid
been received in a quarrel follow
ing a moonshine party . in Van
couver. His defense was an alibi.
KLUX
IS COLLEGE
Texas Institution Has Fife
Loss and Kluxers Put up !
$1000 In Cash
GREENVILLE, Tex., Nov. 23.
A pakage containing $1,000 ad
dressed to the Greenville Banner
was found on the desk of the edi
tor of the paper today, with a lei -ter
written on the official sta
tionery of the Ku Klux Klan di
recting that the money be turned
over to President Winfield of
Wesley college, jfor use in rebuild
ing the administration building pf
the college Whfch was destroyed
by fire last Saturday.
The letter was "signed by the
Klux Klan and; bore the ffoicial
seal "Green vine' KJan No. 144.
Realm of Texas."
SOLDI Kits RI21OtXN
COBLENZ, Nov. 23 Four hun
dred American febldiers will leaVc
the Rhineland Friday and embark
Saturday at Antwerp for New
York. FFive hundred additional
men will leave j within eight days
and om thousand during Decem
ber. good reputation before he slw
his brother, and so did Todd be
fore he helped to rob Salem peo
ple of about $5,000," Prosecutor
Humphreys asserted.
Bible Quoted
Humphreys availed himself lof
Scriptural quotation when he re
ferred to Genesis 3:19, and said:
"Like Adam in the garden of
Eden, afraid of J God because he
had done wronTodd was afraid
of Arundll, a -government agent.
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LEGISLATURE WILL :
BE ASSEMBLED ON
MONDAY, DEC 19
Governor Olcott announced yesterday that he will call a
special session of .the legislature to meet on ; Monday, Decern-
ber 19. The purpose will be mainly to consider legislation;
proposing to refer to the people a special tax. measure to raise' '
$3,000,000 as the quota of the state at. large for financing a
World's fair in 1925 in Portland. The governor's statement i
indicates that other legislation will be recommended. "
The announcement was made by the governor following a
conference with his Salerfl advisors. Presumably the gover
nor has called the session for the last Monday before Christ
mas so that adjournment in a week at the, most will be
forced by the holiday season. j .: . - r
For many weeks, it has been certain that the governor
would call the special session in event thei city of Portland
voted the special tax of $2,000,000 which' its citizens put
through by a four to one vote last Saturday,1 1 : 4 -.
The world fair fund will am
ount to $G.000,000. Of this am
ount the city of Portland has
voted a special tax to raise $2,
000.000 and another million will
ba raised there' by popular sub
scription. If the legislature; re
fers the measure and the people
of the state pass it, the state at
large will produce the remaining
S3.OQ0.00O by special tax levy.
The intention Is that the measure
referred be voted on at the prim
ary election next May. i
Governor Olcott Hs the only
governor who ever has called two
special sessions of The legislature
during a term of, office.' Gover
nor Olcott railed the spec'al ses
sion of 1920 primarily ' for the
purpose of ratifying the national
woman suffrage; amendment. A
large amount cf other legislation
was enacted. ; ' '
"The people of the greatest
county in the state, a county rep
resenting at least one-third of
the population, one third of the
assessable property and which
MANDAMUS SUIT IS
BROUGHT TO TEST
1921 BUDGET LAI
Constitutionality of the 1U21
budget law by which a road dis
trict designated a municipal cor
poration, will be tested in a case
filed yesterday in the ( circuit
court entitled E. Kinsey against
Oscar Steelhammer, as aisseasor
of Marion county.
And upon the result of this
case, which will probably be ap
pealed to the supreme court for
final-decision, hangs the fate of
special taxes voted In Marlon
county November 3 for ths levy ot
special taxes for road improve
ment the coming year, and similar
elections in other,countIes.
The November 5 election was
held according to the old 1917
law and not the one that became
effective last May. Instead of
proceeding to the new law where
in it is provided that a budget
must be prepared at an advertised
meeting and then later a meeting
called to vote on the budget,
there was just the customary 2U
days notice that there would be
an election for the purpose cf
levying a road tax.
If the supreme court should
declare the November 5 elections
legal, the'n the county assessor
will be ordered to extend the rolls
and road Improvement will a on
as voted. It is thought.
But if the supreme court sus
tains the 1921 law, the effect will
b that all November 5 elections
will; be dclared.jiull and void, as
the Selections were not held ac
cording to the correct methods aa
used in municipal corporations.
In a number of road districts
in Marion county, these special
elections were held according to
the lold form, and about $53,000
voted for road improvement; next
year. :
The suit as filed, which will be
the
test suit Tor the entire state,
es that three free-holdeT in
reel
road district No. 60 Marion coun
ty, petitioned the county court to
call 90 road disiHct meeting for
the
purpose of levying a special
tax
for road purposes and that.
acting upon the petition, the conn-
pays one-third of the entire tax :
of the state has voted by an over
whelming majority In favor of
the state bearing- a share of the .
burden of expense of an Oregon
international exposition in 1925,"
said the governor. ,
"For a long time I' have had
it in my mind that In event the
people of Multnomah county rave f
an affirmative majority to the
proposal that, as a matter of -Jus-,
tlce, Qulty and right, a special'
session should be called la order
that the machinery could be cre
ated to allow the people of the
state- at large .to efcpresi , their
opinion on the subject., : . .
J "The regular caU for the ses
sion will be issued' within a short
time, In order to give the legisla
tors ample opportunity, to arrange'
their affairs at home tor a brief
absence at the rapitol. In the
call I will outline those things,
which I believe the legislator. '
should consider, and the scoe of,
the matters to which I believe if
should confine itself."
ty court ordered an election to be
held November S, posting the us
ual legal notices In due time. '
The complaint then recites the
fact that the election was held in :
Macleay hall, that a chairman and :
a secretary were elected and that
a motion to levy $989.62 road tax
in the district was made. The
motion was put to a vote and ot
the 41 present J 26 voted in favor
of the special levy, and the result
of the electldi was certified tJ
the county clerk. : - , '
Further It Is alleged,; that on
November 18, the county assessor
was ordered to extend the tax
rolls of the district according to
the amount levied, and that , the
assessor refused to make the levy.
The complaint then recites that
unless the tax rolls are so extend
ed the special road tax will nos
be collected, and the' plaintiff
asks for an order of the court for
a writ of mandamus on the asses
sor ordering him to extend the
rolls. -
Acting upon the complaint, the
circuit court has Issued an order
directing the assessor to extend
the rolls as asked ' for or to ap
pear November 26 and show cause
why it should not be done.
Gale of Two Days Has
Become Gentle Breeze
PORTLAND, Nov. 23. The
gale which swept the coast yester
day and the day before slackened
to a breeze today, According' to
reports from North Head. The
wind was blowing, 25 miles an
hour at 8 a. m. ; today. Three
hours earlier it had been only 10
miles. .- - ' -1 .
Rainfall in this : vicinity has
been light in the past 24 hours.
BOOZE BRINGS GRIEF
Emil Schfndler,' of near West
Salem, was arrested last night by
Officer Birtchett on, a charge of
being Intoxicated and was housed
In the city Jail for the night.
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