The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 06, 1921, Page 6, Image 6

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Divine Music Comes From Behind r
the Whiskers; Prince of House
of David Band Plays at Prison
What would yon think if.'while
out hunting, a bear trap should
grab your leg and hold It for
- hoars, or for year and then sUd
..iv tbVtiortann. composed of al
falfa shocks, hazel brush, tall
weed patches, f air. y flashings and
miscellaneous natural ambm
cades, should suddenly burst into
the most ravishing harmonies, the
most entrancing measures and
strains of ' splendid, crashing
chords? ' And ' If that harmony
could come down to your bear
traoiied leg like the giant Ursus.
rescuing the beautiful heroine In
Quo Vadis, and'carry your soul
. away to freedom and everlasting
bliss? Wouldn't that be great!
j .- Sta ll WhlKjl'W
The : House of . David band dirt
: just that to the trapped ones in
the Oregon state penitentiary last
night. They boast of their whis
kers and long hair and goatees.
The head David himself said of
their thief trombonist: :
"You can't ever tell Just what
Is hidden behind the brush."
They are traveling representa
tives of a religions and social sect.
with headquarters In Benton Har
bor, Mich. The razor-maker and
t he scissor gTinder woujd starve to
death In their community, for un-
cut' hair in one of their cardinal
virtues. There Isn't bald head
': among their whole 20 players. Na
ture seems to have said, "Aha.
here's. a bunch of birds who be
lieve In hair; I'll give them
- a:plenty!" Such hair! It would
make many a girl take poison
' from sheer.envy. There are some
cute little piratical goatees and
moustaches In the lot, but mostly
it's' straight alfalfa.
" . Hne !? Xo Thanks
"But' that Is. a mere side line.
What they do mostly is, to pay.
And they .do play divinely. .They
never eat' meat. Some of the
players, of near middle age, have
' never tasted even . a mince pie
that Is ' mostly dried apples and
not genuine meat a-tall. The
speaker for the company gave a
brief exposition of their beliefs,
during an Interlude in the pro
gram. They expect never really
to die. f They believe the ' body
ought to go on living to a meat
eating impossibly-old age. then
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Today is the opening Hay of the greatest of our shirt sales. Dozens of original
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Lot 1
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Real fine percales in pleasing col-
ors and stripe effects. Farmer.
prices $1.50 and $2.0(). All sizes
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Lot 3
Very unusual values in a great va
riety of patterns in percales, reps
and mairas. Former prices $2.50
to $3.00. ' "
There is not an undesirable pattern in the whole stock. See them in the windows. Three windows chock
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I fade away like the flowers die
even though there is no frost a
full, ripened, happy life. They
are. non-militarists, and self-eon-
! tained In their industrial habit.
They could cutjoose from all the
rest of the world almost and
go on makng almost everything
humanity can use, right in their
own community.
Listener Still Gucwdnic
But they certainly never made
all that wonderful Jazz music out
of vegetarian whiskers! It is a.
conservative estimate that there
were 50 trombones and a dozen
drums and a whole squad of saxa
phones in some of their Jazziest
creations. Such bursts of sound
never eame from only 20 players;
they must have camouflaged a
relay of noise-makers behind the
rear curtain, or hypnotized their
audience into believing sounds
that were not there. One would
as likely expect a sober elephanr.
or a long-faced grandmother cow.
to do a hootchy-koolchy muscle
dance, as to see those reverend
wilderness men playing a hone
breaking jazz such as they put
on. It is only one more truth that
I stranger and funnier than fic
tion. Prison Hearts Touched
As a band, "the Houho of David
organization Is in a class by itself.
"The Last Rose or Summer," the
beautiful ballad that touches the
heart, fairly lived and breathed
its fragrance through the silver
horns. Most of the program was.
by intent, light and airy, and aim
ed to cheer rather than to be rem
iniscent. Hut when the magnifi
cent chord of the national anthem
pealed out it gripped the hearts
like the hand of a giant, like the
hand of love. The cheering, trans
ported audience rose as one man,
in the finest tribute that can be
paid to any music.
- The audience was as enthusias
tic as a houseful of children on
Christmas eve. Their speaker
brought many cheers and hand
clappings by his clever presenta
tion of the Davidic creed; and the
music Itself never fell on more
appreciative ears. It was such a
treat as some peoph? never heard
even outside th? grey walhr
Warden Compton was the host
i to the visiting musicians Monday
afternoon, for a tour of all the
state institutions, and for dinner
in the evening. In return, mey
offered to give the concert, whleh
was arranged on the shortest of
notice. The band came here to
4 fulfill an engagement at the
Grand theater, but because of the
(Jarron concert last night, had
to hold over until tonight. They
have made a practice to carry
their gospel of good cheer; in to
hospitals, prisons. every (dace
where there is need for this splen
did comfort, and were g!ad to
serve the silent audie nce in! the
Oregon institution. One might
laugh at some of their notions, at
their incredible whiskers and fer
ocious Captain Kidd mustaehios
but as musicians and as good fel
lows and as men who look as if
they believed what they say and
are going to live the cenlury mark
to scorn, they make a tremen
dous hit.
Very Busy Week is This
At Salem Commercial Club
This Is a busy week at the Sa
leru commercial club. Yesterday
luncheon Was served to So Inen
anil in the evening there was a
meeting if those interested: in
the organization of a central body
lo handle charity for the city
this winter.
This evening dinner will : be
served to the Cherrians, who hold
their annual election. On .Wednes
day the war mothers will meet
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and
in the evening there will be a
rehearsal of the Apollo dub in
one room and a meeting of the
federated clubs in another.
Thursday, from 10 o'clock in
the morning there will be the
groceryiuen's bread coolest and in
the evening at S o'clock a meet
ing of the Business Men's League.
Friday, there is aguin the
grocerymen's bread contest all
day. During the afternoon, be
ginning at 1 o'clock, there will be
held a meeting of the Rosed ale
Cooperative Telephone company,
and in the evening a meeting of
the Marion County federation.
Saturday will close the grocery
men's bread contest . and in the
afternoon the women's clubs will
meet at 2 o'clock.
Soviet Russia offers to pay Po
land In diamonds. Diamonds and
crusts of bread what a combina
tion! -
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.11111. Illinl.illliii
Edward E. Brodie Honored
by Newspapermen at
Banquet Last Night
Envoy Extraordinary to Siam
to Sail Saturday for
Port of Duty
A hi? banquet table
fllll Of
Oregon newspapermen
perrums wno ar; or have
associated with 1 he publishing
business gathered at the Marion
hotel last niulit to lo honor to
Edward K. Brodie of Oregon City,
who will sail Saturday of this
week for Siam to assume tli.- du
ties of envoy extraordinary and
min is'4 r plenipotentiary of the
Coiled States, to which he was
appointed by lr sid.-nt Hardin:'.
Mrs. Hiodie cu'ie in for an equal
share of the honors.
r.i-odie Honored at Home
Mr. Brodie has Ik en signally
honored in his own state and na
t'on, having served for a num
ber of terms as president of the
State Kditorial association, and
now holding the position of Pres
ident of the National Kditorial
association. He is owner and
publisher of (lie Oregon City En
terprise, and during his absence
that publication will be under the
guidance of Hal K. Hoss, one of
the prominent newspapermen of
the s?ate, and who is secretary of
the State Kditorial association.
Jocularity held the reins la.t
night, yet there was a strain of
seriousness as the gTod-byes were
said to the honor guests and nu
merous tributes were paid Mr.
Brodie by the speakers. Elbert
Bede,. who is the only one of his
kind, served as toastmaster. Bed
iHlaiiiii!i:2i,h,!iii!hiiiiliiUwl :::,;! lb
and tasteful patterns shown
reps. Every shirt is: a shirt
gooi-at it ami appea
oe improving.
To.ih4... IUponK' To
uostf wuo responded to toasts
Governor Olcott, CoL George A.
White, adjutant general of Or--Kon;
11. a. Brodie of Eusreue.
brother of Minister Brodie; C K.
Ingalls, editor of the Corvaltis
Gazette-Times: Kric W. Allen,
dean of the (!l,e of journalism
at the I nivtrsity of Oregon: 1!
K. Irvine, editor of the Portland
Journal: Justice Thomas A. M--Bride.
Oregon supreme court;
Mrs. K. K Brodie, Col. Carle .Vn
rams, Pacific Homestead and Or
egon ' Statesman, and Minister
Brndie himself.
Banqueters IiM-d
Those who attended the ban
quet were:
K. B. Kottek. Silverton Triii
unt; John T. Hoblitt. Silverton
Appeal; Kric W. Allen, dean of
school of journalism, I'liiversitv
of Oregon; Col. Carle Abrams ui:d
Mrs. Aams. Pacific llomeste.-nl
j Ralph li. Cronise, Albany Hi-m..-icrat;
R. .1 Hendricks and Mrs.
I Hendricks, " Oregon Statesman:
I .Justice Thomas A. Mi-Bride, Ore
! gon supreme court and asso. ia!--j
editor of Oregon Reports: Cut...
Turnbull. school of journalism,
t University of Oregon: George Put
; nam. Capital Journal; 10. m
j galls and -Mrs. InpalK Coivallis
j GaZette-Times; Col. Georve A.
'White, adjutant general of Os
j gi.n, and Mrs. While, American
! Beglon Weekly; Governor Ben W
Olcott: K. K. Brodie. minister to
i Siam and Mrs. Brodie; Mi s. K. M .
j Havers, sister of Mr, Brodie; KI
j l.ert Bede and Mrs. Bede. Cottage
j Grove Sentinel: Frank W. Beach.
! Pacific Northwest Hotel New--.
Portland, Uol.ert C. Hall. S4-!io.I i
of journalism, t'niversity of Oi. -gon;
W. C. iiePcw. Lebanon Cri
terion; Frank I... Snow. r!"p;:rt
ment of industrial journalism.
Oregon Agricultural college;
Thomas I). Potwin, Albany Her
nld; G. Lansing Hard. Gorvallis
Gaette-Tinies: Stephen A. Stone.
Oregon Statesman and Port land
Telegram; B. V. Irvine and Mrs.
frvine, Portland Journal; R. A.
Brodie and Mrs. Brodie, Brod-e
company, printers, Eugene; u it
E Hoss and Mrs. lloss. Oregon
City Enterprise; Ted Brodie, bro
ther of Minister Brodie. and Mrs.
Read The Classified Ads,
in a wonderful variety
worth having.
is a veteran toastmaster
lercales and madras in designs
that you cannot afford to miss see
ing. Former prices $2 and S2.50.
All sizes. , j
Very fine materials such as reps,
woven madras and Russian cords.
The very finest of workmanship.
Former prices $3.00 lo $4.00.
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, i many recent occurrences vuipua-
S sizing the need of better enforce
W. W. Blrtchett, WOUnded! meat of prohibition laws. While
Subdues Big Logger and
Takes Him to Jail
Wife Who Called for Melo
wwue vnu uaiiey lur r.eifj
Now Refuses to Assist
In Prosecution
Charged with assault with :
!e. ,Hv weapon with iiit-ht to kill
v lliiam Hougers, is in the county
s, is in lite couiiiy
us deTiaii.e of
jail, following
tfoimati ". V. Bir'cle tt and
uhst ijuent sei ioiis wo'indiug of
Birtchett by Kodgefs. Hodgers
was unable to provide $2r.nii bail
set By G. '. Cnruh. justice of the
peace. Tlie formal charge against
ia!!i was tiled by litt i t Attorney
lolin Carson.
Although badly wounded, Birt
chett brought in his prisoner to
the polite station. He did not
collapse hut walked unassisted t I
the office of I r. C."K. CasliattJ
cjty physician, and submitted to!
the removal of the bullet that
came trom Kodgers piin. Tii
missile had
entered l'.n tclieit s
hip and lodp.-d tiear the
j : Dine. lir Casliatt reported la-t
I iiitrlit that his i.iti. nt. w;is. recov
i eriii" raoidlv.
Wife falls l or Aid
Mrs. Ttooeers to whose c:ill ror
aid P.irtchett had responded, ha ;
been won ov.-r hy her litisliand's
now tearful pleas that lie resreis
his action in wounding the officer
and his reported abuse of her and
has declined to assist the city in
its case against Hodgers.
Officer Birtchett id one of the
nfl'i'-ers placed on the force at the
beginning of Chief Moffitt's ad
ministration. . With his wife and
small son, Walter W... Jr., he lives
at 09 4 North Commercial street.
Although badly wounded by a
shot fired from the :)2 calibre
automatic in the hands of Hod
gers. giant logger. Patrolman
Birtchett; fought his big assail
ant into a state of submission,
and with the aid of Troy Wood,
local taxi driver, placytl Rodgeis
into a taxjeab ad brought him
to the police station.
Man Iteportetl Drunk
The officer had responded to a
call at 160 Highland avenue,
where it was reported that Hod
gers, intoxicated and brandishing
a gun, had called at the home of
his wife's mother and had threat
eneu trouble. Mrs. Kodecrs. her
brother C. Lee, and her Mother,
Mrs. Millie Lee, were present
whn officer Birtchett entered the
room, he reported later.
According to the report. Hod
gers, who is nearly 6 feet 2 inches
in height and heavily 'imilt, was
seated in a chair.
"I don't want any trouble, but
you'll have to come with me and
we'll talk it over down at the
station," said Officer Birtchett,
who also told Ridgers that he
was not wanted at the Lee home.
The two women and young Lee
are said to have fled from the
room as, Birtchett advanced to
ward Hodgers. At this juncture
Rodgers is said to hate jumped
from his chair and pulled a gun,
firing at Birtehelt and hitting him
in the left side. The officer then
grabbed Hodgers hand just as the
big fellow's gun jammed.
Officers hih Discharged
In the scuffle that followed.
Birtchett drew his own gun for
the first time, hut was unable to
use it as Hodgers had grabbed
the officer's hand and violently
wrenched it, causing Uirtchett's
fingers to contract upon the trig
ger twice. Two shots were fired
during the time the two men were
engaged in a battle for possession
of the weapon. At the same time
Birtchett, ignorant of the fact
that Hodger's gun was useless,
was banging his prisoner's fist on
the floor in an effort to tear the
gun from the big mail's grasp.
Officer Wins Flsht
After h had hammered Rod
ger's hand into such a state of
numbness that the weapon was
dislodged, Birtchett shot a heavy
fist into the man's face and he
sullenly gave in. By this time,
Woods had surmised that Birt
chett might be in trouble and en
tered the room in time to aid in
placing Hodgers in the taxicab.
Upon arriving at the station,
Rodgers is said to have offered
res.stence to Sergeant VAl and
Officer Hayaden who searched the
prisoner and placed htm in the
city jail.
Kodgers is declared to have
been the cause of several com
plaints made to Chief of Police
MofLtt by Mrs. Rodgers. Sunday
night the officers were informed
jja I that Rodogers had burned clotb
Hi 1 ing owned by his wife and had
pi threatened to kill her. Mrs. liod
fij ' gers is now aiding the man whom
HIS i she would secure a divorce from,
she had told officers.
Drinking Admitted
"I had a couple of drinks of
moonshine," Rodgers told Chief
Moffitt. The logger would nt
say where he had secured the
liquor, but indicated that it was
obtainable in the lumber camps
near Silverton where he has been
employed recently.
"This department Willi be crip
pled during the temporary ab
sence of Patrolman Birtchett,"
sa.d Chief Moffitt last' night.
"This Is only another instance
where a moonshine inflamed gun
wielder ha3 brought a citizen and
officer close to death. ; I have
no doubt that Birtchett'sj injuries
wou!d have been even more seri
ous had Rodger's gun not failed
Promotion Recommended
''Birtchett is one of oifr most
courteous and efficient officers,
and in recognition for his fear
less and loyal devotion to duly I
am recommending that he be pro
meted to a seargency and He
placed In ehanre of the street
force at' night after January I,
when four new officers will be
! added.
I "This incident is only one of
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this department hrw made arrests
jand sejrurcd convictions of boot
t Ledgers, moonshiners', booie run-
tiers and intoxicated men, we have
i beeti very much handicapped in
j haUng an inadequate police force.
Force Insufficient
"After January 1 there will be
i a stronger force and with the co
i operation of the public we hope
i to vih more m this work,
Kv(irv Salom cMlt.n should assert
his citizenship and report all
known violations and stand ready
to aid the offirs in all ways,
or this police department, no mat
ter what its strength, will fail.
Unless theie liquor violations
are discouraged thw city or coun-
- u ill li . o .),). nie.l HM)A d:lV !"
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I'.i-j'he death of some courageous of
llioitner at tUe liainls or a oooie-
razed law violator."
(Continued from page I.)
instructed to confer with the local
railroad officials and to request
that the company remedy the con
ditions outlined by the two alder
men. I Residents of North Sixteenth
; street presented a petition asking
that they be permitted to pave
Sixteenth street between Market
and I) streets. The petition was
signed by W. V. Perlioh and many
others and the petitioners were
assured that the world would b o
put through as expeditiously as
K. -W. Cooley of 1260 North
Nineteenth street asked the coun
cil to provide drainage for the
street In front of his property, as
serting that hi3 new sidewalk was
flooded many "times during tha
winter. '
City officers reported that the
condition would be remedied only
when the street was graded and
other property owners line up
with new sidewalks.
Fifteen Persons Were Killed
and Mote Than Score
Are Injured
ditional bodies recovered from the
smouldering debris and deaths of
two of the injured tonight in
creased to 21 the fatalities as a
result of the head-on collision be
tween Philadelphia & Reading
suburban passenger trains today.
Tour of the 25 or more Injured
were in a critical condition. It
was feared other bodies still were
concealed by the hot ashes and
twisted framework of the two
wooden coaches which caught
With few exceptions the recov
ered bodies were burned beyond
recognition. Most of the victims
lived at Southampton- and New
town. Rescuers were obliged to stand
helpless at the top of the cit
while the victims, enmeshed in
the wreckage, shrieked as the
flames tortured thorn.
Swamped by Huge Wae ofi
Yaquina Bay and Sunk
With All on Board
MARSHFIELD, Or., Dec. 5.
The Sea Eagle with the Ecola In
tow, was swamped by a huge
wave, overturned and went down
with all on board on November 20
while running for the Columbia
r-vpr to fscape th storm, accord
ing to the story brought by the
Eeola. There wan no opportunity
to save any member of tbe crew,
owing to the speed with which the
tug sank. All were carried down
w ith her and none was seen afloat.
Owing to the fact that the
Ecola anchored in the bay tonight
at North Bend, only scanty tnfor
mation was shouted ashore by
members of her crew In the dark
ness. The Sea Eagle picked up
the Ecola November 19 off Cape
Blanco, but did not try to get into
Coos hay owing to the rough seas.
Next day the storm -was mu:n
worse, and the tug and schooner
were off Yaquina when the disas
ter occurred.
Following the tug's loss the
Ecola proceeded as best she
could alone. Her sails were
shredded and some were lost, but
beyond this accident occurred dur
ing tbe stormy ensuing two weeks
and the 14 men on board all ar
rived here well. -
OMAHA. Neb.. Dec 5. Harry
Cornell. 25. shot and levied hl3
wife Amelia and then turned the
gun on himself, fatallv shoottn.?
himself through the head at 9
o'clock tonight after they had had
words at their otel. Domestic dif
ficulties were given as the reason
for the act.
Read The Classified Ads.
Discussion of Location for.
Scutching Buildings to
Be Taken up
At a meeting eld yesterday ot
officers and directors ot : the re-,
cently organised iWllamette Val
ley Flax & Hemp Cooperative jivs-
sociation. Robert Crawford wa
elected manager. 1
In a discussion as to proper,
sites for the first skntchlng- build
ings, there was much sentiment
expressed for having them ' built
at Salem. However, there waa no
definite action taken and the toat
ter of buildings will come up at
tha next meeting of director.
It was 'decided, that the next
step In the. flat industry would be
to secure pledges of acreage and
within a fchort time flax, growers
and those interested will be all-
ed upon. In the meantime,
growers who wish to sign up fort
acreage may do so at the office of
A. C. I'.ohrnstedt, n7 Masonict
Principles; of Order Lauded
at Annual Lodo-of Sor- t
row Sunday ;
In dcllve'rfn;? the memorial ad
dress "of the alem Elks lodge
Sunday afternoon at the Grand
theater, Justlce Ueorge M. Brown
said::. . t-r?-:' .
"The mission of the Elka Is, to
Instil the sentiment ot the Golden
Rule into the minds of all Its
members. And it Is this sentiment
that will shine out aa a banner of
light among members of the lodge."
"When the Golden Rule pre
vails, our navy can fade away and
our arras may be made, into the
implements o peace. The prinei-
pies of the Elks have shown
through the ages, since the mors-
ins stars shown In Bethlehem. .
'Every Elk represents every
other religion. He Is broad of
Vision and has good will toward
every faith that has helped man
kind. ...-.....:.? .
"We preach the religion - of
brotherly love aud the gospel of
humanity. We teach that our flag
typifies Americanism. "We believe.
It Tepresents charity, justice ani
brotherly love. ;
"It is strange that man has been
man's worst enemy. The missioi,
of the Elks is to make man to
best friend of man.. ,. ,
Charles R. Archerd. delivered
the eulogy.. He spoke touching?
of the six members of the lodg
who had passed away in the U't
Hose qf Ennmclaw,
.Undent t WillamettA
Wash . a
university, is a house member of
the Phi Kappa Pi fraternity ac
cording to the anonnncemfnf is-'
sued br Bernard Ramsay. trai-
dent of thf fraternity. Mr. Rose
Him mei wua a iew , discourage
meats since coming to the univer.
sity. He, had the misfortune to bo
quarantined for about fire weeks
wnicn oas Kept him from classes.
ISy close anniication he n-mecta tn
bo able to catch up with all back
woric ana pass the 8emastcra
exams with flying colors. ...
Moonshine Still is in ' .
Possession of Sheriff
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An ownerless stilt la iicM h-
Sheriff Oscar Bower as the result ,
of a raid staged Monday morning
by Deputy Sheriffs Bert Smlth and
Wnlr,M 1awW. l . . . .
"wuiret iuu vionsiaDie wai
ter ieixmg.
The Etillof 25 gallon capaeltty '
and four overturned ' barret of
mash were found on property lo-
cated near the M. L. Jones hop
yard in Mislson Bottom. It - Is
thought the outfit haa been oper
ated recently. Efforts to locate
the owner were unavailing. ;
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Big Timberland Deal
. Completed in Clackamas '
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PORTLAND. Dec. 5. Approx
imately 46.000,000 board feet of
timber on Oregon-California grant
land in Clackamas county was to-
day sold at auction . to , the Union
Lumber company of New Orleans
by the government acting through
the local land, offices. ; The total
consideration was in excess of
$93,000. : . ' ' V f
The tract is composed largely
of fir. with a considerable amount
of hemlock and cedar Included.
The Imlklies in township 4 south,
5 east, a . Ehort distance from
Cazadero. x
Ex-Kaiser Denies r
Report of Betrothal .
LONDON, Dec. 5. Denial was t
given today at the home of former
Emperor William at Doom, Hoi-.- ,
land, of the report of his betrothal -says
a dispatch to theIly Mail.,; .
DETROIT, Mlch Dec. 5-
Stansialaus 1 7hvVA , -
champion wrestler,
vanl Maizan, Italian champion, in
oiraigni iaus tonight. The first
fall came in 21 minutes on a
headlock and bodv uinr and
the second In seven miutes with a
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