The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 28, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Controversy Springing Out
Of Washington Confer
ence May Lead to Anoth
er Parley of Nations.
i Four-Power -Treaty Thrust
'RnrV Anain Into t)e-
WASHINGTON. 'Oec. 27. (By
The Associated Press) The sub-,
marine controversy ha, revealed
bo wide a difference of opinion
among tbe owers that the arms
fcortnflalr dlsCUSSlag
a plan to leave the question ot
- auxiliary warship tonnage! to a j
later International l
... consideration of tho pro
ject baa been Informal with con
1 ' laaAcr 'outwardly ex-i
1 negotiation may yev ".--;
anbmarine problem to ln'
,ln many quarters, noweyer there
ere growing eigns of discourage-
ment over the
eccompanylng tendency to xaM
, ine carefilly : possibilities of the
. vostponement plan. ,
Harding Sanctions Idea ;
In highest American official cir
cles. It was said today that a con
cUm Proposal :;E
; lerence might be laid, before the
arms' delegates ';;wUWn JJ
days. President Harding
to feel such a conference -would be
a. logical development of his poi
fcyor InternaUoiieK consultation
and lt Vas indicated that he had
tomtnnnlcated his desires to the
American delegation. ;
. Tonight the : submarine tangle
apparently was ap far . as ever
' from aaettlement, aepe
- ences ' between American dele
gates and these-of -Japan and
France, -the two powers who ate
holding oat against the American
compromise 'proposal. f .
, , The naval : committee, which
baa not met since Saturday, will
resume tomorrow. ' but neither
the French nor Japanese expect
to be in a position to modify their
objections to the American plan.
' . 'nope3ofCone ... -
Negotiations over. Shantung al
' 60 took 6h a more serious aspect
itoday when the Japanese, after
receipt of fresh Instructions from
.Tokio, let If be known that, they
srere,'riot prepared to tnake any
" 'further concessions in.VthcJr exchange-with
the Chinese over
'return of the Tsing-Tao-Tslnanf u
'railroad. The Chinese already
'have declared they can go' no far-
'ther-toward - compromise but; In
'!ome conference circles there is
' atll hope that the two groups may
Ya hroncht together.
- Meantime the new 4 four-power
Facmc treaty, ureauy wruwi j
'!the United States, Greatt Brttaln,.
: (France and Japan, gotbaek Into
' 'conference dlscuse'ona through a
suggestion from Japanesa head-
! inn.rtn tbt ' thO fOUr ' POWM9
f agree not to apply the ternu of
Jftbe pact; to the principal island
''of the Japanese empire. In view
n of difference of view developing
.4 h TTnited States and Japan as
to the meaning of the treaty, the
'. 'Japanese were said to De consia
ering the suggestion of auch an
' interpretative agreement.
Tntrimtfl Situation Possibly
, An Interpretation not applying
the treaty to the major Japanese
Islands would - be a reversal of
Mthe understanding said to have
' existed amour delegations wnen
tithe treaty was signed. It would
be adverse also to the interpret
'!tlon announced by the American
J 'delegation, but In harmony with
that TOiced by President Harding
Should Tokio decide formally. to
1 ! suggest an '-agreement, -the- more
1 'might precipitate' an lnt-icate sit
nation In the conference.
' ; rAnothr -suggsstlon involving;
' : interesting political considera-j
I ttans came from French crclesi
It " was alilnt'a dranced Informal-
ilr -w-hilA the delegation waited
fer news of the decisions of the
' 'cabinet 'tn -Parts, that ; "Franca
Imiaht be wilUng to agree to a
I status quo limitation of snbma-t
TJne strength' irthe Other powers
would Join with! her in a treaty
deslrned ta preserve P'fac a In
fiimllar Treatr PwvmihI
I A tentatively outlined, such a
! treaty "would be similar "In ""p ur-
icose to that lust concluded to
i cover the Pacific." and world
'have 'as ' its slgnat6ries " France,
' Great Britain, Italy and Germany.
' Should . ther . desire to do - so. it
''was said, the United States and
'.Jr. pan might also participate in
; ' the agreement, aitnougb the ' m
'elusion of the four European pow-
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WHIZ ANG ! . It was a fitting name for a biff-bang-boom
m ... oil town in Oklahoma, whith mushroomed its way in
to existence over night a little less than ten weeks ago. Pros
pectors, when they make rich strikes, are apt to call the
spot the first thing that happens to pop into their heads. But
now it's different. Whiz Bang is seeking dignity. The rough
edges have worn off, and its 2,000 inhabitants want the world
to know it. . They have petitioned Uncle Sam to change its
name to that ! of De Nayo! Margaret De Nayo, after whom
the town is being renamed, is a beautiful Indian maid, with
great starlike' eyes, black as night itself. It is she who owns
the. land uoon which the town stands. She is seen in the pho
tograph above.
SUrerton's national guard com
pany holds firat place for drill at
tendance daring the past month
according to a comparative statement-Issued
by George A. White
adjutant general.
The Albany artillery company
takes second place and the Cor
rallis machine gun company third
All three organizations naa
practically all : of their men at
each ot the six drills held during
the month or November. The ar
tillery companies at Ashland and
Newport are at the foot of the
Oregon continues in first place
' "Will Marion county's remodeled
court house be equipped with an
This Is the question that is de
manding much attention from
County Judge W. M. Bushey and
Commissioners J. T. Hunt and
V. H. Goulet.
There is a brand-new set of
plans in the county court office
and among the many needed
changes 'sketched by Architect
Doyle is a modern elevator. For
years visitors and court house em
ployes have been compelled to
toil np the long flight of stairs
to the various offices.
Now, that the third floor is to
be utilized, an elevaotr Is practi
Bushel of Wheat Will Buy Plug
ot Tobacco; Nine Bushels Good
for Pair oi Shoes for the Wife
If the bushel of wheat was the
medium of currency instead otthe
American dollar, the farmer, in
trading, would find It pretty in
convenient to bring enough bush,
els of wheat, sacked, to pay for
his purchaBes.' ,
For instance, should he ' want
to buy a plug of chewing tobacco,
he would lay almost a bushel of
wheat on the I counter as his
wheat would be worth 90 cents a
bushel and a big plug of chewing,
almost as much.
Or it ha bought a pound and a
for strength and general effi
ciency in ten entire ninth corps
area comprising western and Pa
cific coast states, according to the
comparative statement Issued
each by the federal government
and received at the adjutant gen
eral's office.
Oregon has held first place in
the west for 14 consecutive
months. The Oregon national
guard laso continues in second
place in the entire United States.
Washington, the only other
western state that finished near
the top. holds fifth place. Mon
tana is at the foot of the list
among the 48 states.
cally necessary, according to those
familiar with the building. Mem
bers of the court are Impressed
with the needs of the modern
equipment, but' are hesitating be
cause the innovation would en
tail an expenditure of about $8000
in additi'on to tie $12,000
spent in adding new jury rooms
and enlarging the present dimin
utive court chambers.
Enactment of the woman jury
law made it necessary for the
court to undertake alteration of
the building. Many offices have
been sadly overcrowded for years
and the extended floor space 'will
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half of tea. the payment would be
in one bushel, of . wheat. . Or for
his bushel ot wheat, the grocery
man would sell him seven pounds
of canned tomatoes or 13 pounds
of anear-of twcr and one-half
nounds of coffee, of the average
kind... .. .", - U
If he should go to a store tnd
ask tor some fancy chocolates, his
bushel of wheat' would buy one
pound. Or he could buy a gallon
and a halt of syrup, or 10 pounds
of surar or two and one-half
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Party Enroute to Terre
Haute; Future "Plans of
Late Prisoner 'Not 'Defin
itely Formulated. s
Plain Clothes Man Rebukes
Socialist Leader for His ,
Talk at Station i
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. -Freed
by President Harding from
Atlanta federal penitentiary, Eu
gene V. Debs, Socialist leader,
was reprimanded tonight by Un
ion station police here for making
a speech without a permit before
leaving for Terre Haute, Ind.
Before boardine his tran Debs
addressed a crowd of several
nunarea persons In the station,
expressing his gratitude for- his
reception here and closing with a
reiteration of his opposition to
war and belief in the force of
love in the redemption of the
Debs Apoligizcs
No effort was made by u'.nformt
ed police to interfere with the ad
dress, but immediately upon it
conclusion a plain clothes man
rushed up to Debs and demanded
if he had a permit to speak in
the station, and on being inform
ed in the negative declared:
iou have taken a great lib
erty. "
Debs, who had grasped the
plain clothes man by the hand un
der the impression that he was a
well-wisher, apoligized and said
he had not known he was doing
'After rather excited bickering
with reporters, the plain clothes
man declared he was the chief of
police of the Union station. He
said he had had no special orders
but that the regulations of the
station forbid speech-making
without a permit.
Press Men Thanked
'i wish," Debs said in his
speech, "to do myself the justice
to return my grateful thanks for
the kindness shown me here. I
also wish to express my gratitude
to the representatives of the
press whose courtesy, fairness
and kindness has been beyond ex
pression. "Many disagree with me in an
economic and social way but we
are all human and one touch of
nature makes the whole world
Debs said that he left Washing
ton, "without a trace of bitterness
or hatred." adding that "many
hate me," hut that they were en
titled to their feelings and the ex
pression of them.
War Vigorously Opposed
"I believe in free speech," he
said. "In the expression of these
differing opinions we find our
way to higher civilization.
"With every drop of blood in
my veins I am opposed to war.
Human life is too sacred a thing
to be Bpent in bloodshed. Love is
the greatest force in this world.
Love will redeem us, love will
save us and write our names in
the depths of civilization.
Debs and his party are sched
uled to reach Indianapolis at 1:30
p. m. tomorrow and proceed from
there to Terre Haute, planning to
arrive about 7 o'clock tomorrow
night in time for a demonstration
of welcome.
Callers Received
Debs spent the day here seeing
callers, being interviewed and
resting. Among his visitors were
Peter J. MacSwiney. brother of
the late lord mayor of Cork, and
Frank Morrison, secretary of the
American Federation of labor.
Definite plans for the future.
Debs declared, must await his re
turn home and his readjustment
to changed conditions since his
imprisonment which he said,
might necessitate a change of
method, although he was "un
varying" in his principles and
ideals." He would work, he ad
ded, for the freedom of other
prisoners and the abolition of war.
Soviet Sends Bid
Friends declared that an invi
tation from the soviet government
to visit Russia awaited Debs and
that he probably would accept and
he - indicated an intention to go
abroad by announcing his inten
tion to seek a vow from every
man, woman and child in this
country, or a country which he
might visit, to refuse to take up
arms in warfare.
Lips Not Sealed
NEW TORK, Dee. 27. In a
message to Socialists made pub
lic tonight, Eugene V. Debs, de-
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American Movie Fans Con
tribute Upward of Billion
Dollars Annually to Ex
High Duty Held Only Means
of Preventing Ruination
of Industry
WASHINGTON', Dec. 27. The
American people spend from
$750,000,000 to $1.1100.000.040
a year to see motion picture
shows, the senate finance com
mittee was told today in argu
ments for and against a high tar
iff on foreign made pictures. The
investment in the industry total3
about $250,000,060 and. employ
ment is given to about 250,000
Paul M. Turner of New York,
speaking for the Actors' Equity
association, testified the idea that
everybody connected with the in
dustry made "big money" was
erroneous; that 96 per cent of
those engaged in making films
received Only "a living wage."
Higher Duty Urged
He and John Emerson, an In
dependent producer of New York,
speaking for himself and for D.
W. Griffith, urged a duty on im
ported films of from 50 to 60 per
cent ad valorem In place of the
30 per cent in the Fordney bill.
Declaring that 'only a high tar
iff stood between the industry
and extermination, Mr. Turner de
clared that at this time 54 Ger
man made pictures were being ex
hibited in this country and that
four or five had yielded the ex
hibitors J2.500.000.
American producers cannot
compete with the Germans, he
said, adding that pictures that
cost from $200,000 to $300,000
to produce in this country could
be made in Germany for from
$10,000 to $12,000.
Present Rate Supported
S. F. Rogers, New York, speak
ing for the National Association
of Motion Picture Industry, op
posed the duty in the Fordney
bill, urging that the present rate
of 3 cents a foot be retained.
An attack on the Eastman Ko
dak company featured the hear
ings. Mr. Rohers, William A.
De Ford of New York, counsel for
the International Film Service
company. Inc., Frederick R. Cou
dert of New York, counsel for
Pathe exchange, Inc., and other
witnesses charged that this com
pany, through a monopoly ot the
"raw" film product would be able
to control the motion picture in
dustry if imports were slrut out.
They consequently opposed the 20
per cent ad valorem duty on
"raw" films proposed in the
Fordney bill.
Investigation demanded
Mr. De Ford asked the commit
tee to investigate an agreement
which he said he believed the
Eastman comnanv had made with
representatives of the film labo
ratories. He charged that after
the laboratories had opposed the
proposed duty on the imported
films. the Eastman company
bought several laboratories as a
"club" to keep the others hi
line. Threatened with an inva
sion of their field, the witness
said representatives of the labo
ratories entered into a written
agreement among themselves on
September 9 to use only American-made
films. ,
Second Attack Made H
Daniel R. Forbes,' representing
the Seneca Camera company, also
attacked the Eastman company,
charging that it controlled 90 per
cent of the production of rolled
films. He asked that such films
be retained on the free list, but
asked protection for cameras.
Riotous Crowds at-Suez
Make Authorities Worry
CAIRO, Dec. 27.-(by the As
sociated Press) Authorities are
taking severe measures to prevent
congregating of riotous crowds at
Suez, and a notice has been posted
there that if the military air
planes observed an assembly they
will drop smoke bombs and if the
assembly does not disperse ' they
will drop shells and fire machine
The minister of education has
closed all government schools,
and the postal service is restrict
ed to Cairo. The 1 law courts are
beginning to strike and ' many
Egyptian merchants have can
celled orders with British firms.
Ninety-first Natal Anniver
sary of Famous Pioneer Cel
ebrated at Seattle
SEATTLE, Wash.. I?c. 27
Ezra Meeker, who came Into the
Paget Sound country 68 years
ago by way of tha Orepon trail,
was feted today by his friends
and relatives on the occasion ut
his 9Ut birthday.
Two gatherings wer? held -'A
honor of the northwest, pioneer.
The Borrowed Time club, an
organiration of men and women
over 70 years of age and of whic.j
Meeker is a member, met to felic
itate him at a downtown cafeteria
and later a public reception was
Trial of Lebanon Youth,
Doubly Accused of Mur
der, is Completed
ALBANY, Ore., Dec. 27. The
fate of Carson D. Beebe. of Leb
anon, Ore., charged with murder
in the first degree, was with a
circuit court Jury tonight.
All day today was devoted to
the argument of the case, the in
troduction of evidence having
been completed last Saturday af
ter exactly a week had been de
voted to the trial. In this case
Beebe was eharged with killing
John Painter on the latter's farm
seven miles northeast of Lebanon
on October 20. Another indict
ment charging murder in the first
degree is pending against Beebe,
in which he is accused of kill
ing William Pa:nter, 19 years
old, son of John Painter. The
bodies of the two men were found
in a grave on the Painter farm
November 1
Sharkey," Jaxicab Opera
tor, Held by Police, Booze
Is Taken from Him
R. "Sharkey" Rowland,, local
taxi driver, is being held under
$100 bond and "Hharkey's" big
car was halted in front of the po
lice station last night as the re
sult of a raid in which Chief of
Police Moffit and Deputy Sheriff
Barber participated.
A quantity of booze, represent
ing several quarts of whiskey or
moonshine and several gallons of
blackberry wine, are exhibits
seized at Rowland's residence at
the time of his arrest.
A charge of possession of In
toxicating liquors has been filed
against the taxicab man. This
is the . fourth arrest for liquor
violations made by the local police
during the past month.
Man Who Jumped from
Bridge is Identified
PORTLAND. Ore., Dec. 27.
The identity of the man who com
mitted suicide yesterday morning
by jumping from a bridge was
established today as Nicholas
Meyer, formerly a cattle grower
of Raleigh Station, where his
father and" brother now live. He
was at one time an inmate o. ..ue
state hospital for the insane at
Salem and is thought by his rela
tives to have been demented when
he leaped Into the river.
Meyer was committed to the
state hospital for the insane June
14, 1902 and discharged August 6
1910. He was single and was 41
years old when discharged. A
brother, S. Meyer, lives at Myrtle
Or., according to the records at
the hospital.
WYNNE, Ark., Dec. 27. W. S
Osborne, editor of the Wynne
Progress, died at his desk in the
newspaper office this afternoon.
He had boasted that he "would
die running his paper."
Charles O. Kelso, 50, general
chairman of the SL Louis and
San -Francisco system, division of
the Order ot Railroad Telegraph
erst, died today. He was said to
be the oldest general chairman. in
point of service in the United
Ill 'S MI
Declaring that Senator Upton's senate bill No. 1 of the
special session last week "an Unwarranted reflection on our
ex-serviee men,' Governor Olcott yesterday vetoed . ' that
measure. ' .
The bill v6uld provide that cash bonuses or lands ac
acquired under the bonus and loan act adopted by the people
following the regular session of a year ago should not be ap
plied to debts contracted by the beneficiaries prior' to June
21, 1921, the effective date of the bonus and loan act,
The governor approved house bills 2, 4, 5 and 21;
.The first forestalls a cut in the salaries of deputy, sheriffs
in Multnomah county, v ! t y ; 4 , ; .
The three latter are the highway protective measures
submitted to the legislature by the governor's special com
mittee named prior to the session. . a-:.:: i'V.T;-':-:"
One of these 'places closer restriction on the speed and
weight of trucks, another places authority Over the stato
highways with the state highway commission, but does not
subtract authority from the secretary of state, and the third
places motor bus and. freight lines under the jurisdiction of
the public service com nission.
All of the measures signed yesterday carry the emergency
clause and are immediately effective. . . ...
Herbert Wilson, Who Held
Brownsville Pastorate, Ac-1
cused of Robbery
-Herbert Cox of Loi Angeles and
Herbert Wilson, sakt to have held
a pastorate in Brownsville, Or.,
were arraigned here today before
a federal commissioner on charg
es iof holding up and robbing a
mail truck here March 3, 1921.
Officers .of the eherif t'a said
that the arrests were made in
connection with an investigation
which they said indicated exten
sive operations along the. Pacific
coast and in the east involving
robberies of d-uartment stores In
San Francisco and Los ' Angeles
and. mail robberies by a gang.
Five or six men made up the
gang, it was said by county and
federal officers that Wilson and
Cox were trailed from Chicago,
through Detroit, New York,
Washington and Cincinnati.
where they separated, returning
to San Francisco by separate
routes. '
Cox was arrested here Thurs
day as he stepped from a steam
er from San Francisco. Wilson
was arrested Friday at hlB home.
The commissioner today fixed
bail for Cox at $50,000 and tor
Wilson at $100,000.
Woman Says Husband Tried
to Smirch Her Character
Maud Moore Stubbs, acquitted re
cently of the murder LeRoy
Harth, an automobile dealer, and
who brought about the arrest of
her husband, William Stubs, Ta
coma hotel proprietor yesterday
on a white slavery charge, is In
Seattle under the protection of
Sheriff Matt Starwich, the King
county official declared tonight.
Mrs. Stubbs claimed that her hus
band attempted to force her to
lead a life of shame and beat her
when she refused to comply with
his wishes.
Heavy Sentence Imposed
on Woman by Seattle Judge
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 27.
What is said to be the heaviest
sentence yet pronounced on a wo
man in federal court for violation
of the Harrison drug act today
sent Mia. Kate Vietheer to the
King county jail - for one year.
Sentence was imposed by Judge
jeremian ieterer, wno denied a
motion for a new trial.
In future the Oregon Statesman carriers will collect
all the subscription accounts-
Your newspaper boy is just starting in business for
himself. This is his first effort to, learn. business and'
'Jbis success or failure depends to a considerable extent on
your good will and co-operation. A pleasatt smile and
a cheery word will encourage 'your boy and help him.,
make a success of this,' his first venture In business life.
He will appreciate it and show his good will in any way
he can. '
In his veto, message on the Up
ton bill the" governor, says;
. BUI Ixraeely Drawn
I herewith return senate oil!
Xo. 1 with 7 ray disapproval. As
near as can be determined frora
the- reading of thia tery loosely
drawn bill It has for ttsfporpose
the exemption of ex-service , men
from payment of debts eontracted
prior .to receipt by them .of their
loan or cash payment under the
veterana aid act. ..
"I consider this piece ;ot legis
lation an unwarranted reflection
on our ex-service men. ,1 nave
only the highest faith in the in
tegrity: and : hcrfio'r of those men
who entered their country's ser
vice. I am certain they have n
wish or desire to be placed' in f
class where they would, be ex.
empt from the payment of any
portion of their honest debts. I
am reluctant to believe that a sol
itary ex-service-man would wel
come, or even desire, the passage
of 'such legislation." u -Multnomah
Case Explained '
RelaUve to the Kubll house
bill No. 2, r the governor issued
the following 'statement:
"This bill is for the purpose of
correcting: a condition In the law
which affects 'one office alone In
Multnomah county. If the bill were
not enacted it would result In
crippling the sheriff's office of
that county, the bill being for the
purpose merely, of keeping salar
ies or deputies in that county at
weir present standard.
"In this connection this office
Is in receipt of letter from T. T7.
Mulkey, chairman of the tax con
servation commission of Multno-'
mah county, stating that 'in my
Judgment the statute provides too
small &. compensation and the
legislature should make a read
justment orthe matter - ;
Crime Wate Rampant
"I sign this bill with pleasure.
At " this time, above all others
when a crime wave Is rampant and
respectable citizens are depending
upon the officers of the law to
protect their lives and property,
it would b peculiarly unfortunate
to permit the official functions
of an important lawenfdrcemest
office like that of the sheriff of
Multnomah county to have its ef
ficiency Impaired because of a
comparatively small amount-'of
money. . . ' - ....
"But another feature appeals
to me even more deeply. Looking
back over the record of the depu
ties In that office I remember that
the Phillips brothers, 'Bob and
Buck were shot to death, as well
as Deputy Sheriff Twembly, who
met hlg death while on duty. Not
long ago DepBty Sheriff Roy Ken
dall was wounded by a? hold-ftp
thug and for days lay at "the
point of - death. Deputy Sheriff
Harvey Taylor was wounded in a
gun fight with - an Insane man
while ; protecting the people of
Multnomah county.
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States or Canada.