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REVENTY.FTRHT YEAR '
; SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1922 : PRICE: FIVE CENTS
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Congress Adjourns After
Brief Meetings and Arms
Conference is Unable to
Carry Out Program.
COMES TO STANDSTILL
Automobiles, Streetcars Are
Employes on Foot
' WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.
More than 24 hours of contin
uous snpw tonight had covered
rthe .middle Atlantic r section
rith Washington as a center to
A depth of from a foot to nearly
30 inches ; caused suspension of
practically; all business ; dis
rupted transportation and shut
most of the population in their
The gtorm, which weather
bureau officials said was one
of the most severe in history
and exceeded in the depth of
inowf alii only by a blizzard of
February-, ! 1899, was moving
ilowly tonight up the coast
from its position during the
' day off Virginia.
Reports to the weather bureau
rhowed that the Carolinas, Vir
ginia, Maryland, Delaware and the
'District of Columbia were bear
ing the brant of the storm.
. Capital Paralyzed
Washington, however, appeared
to be the: center of the heavy fall,
the weather bureau measurements
show ins the depth to be two and
, half feet against the record of
' three feet In 1899. , ,
: The capital was virtually par
alyzed as to activities of all
kinds. ' '
. The city awoke snowed in this
morning and was unable to cope
daring; the day with the rapidly
descending fall. Street cars on
the principal lines managed for
a while early in the day to strug
gle along, but as the day wore op
made almost complete surrender.
' Automobiles and other motor
vehicles likewise were snow
bound, and tonight the streets of
Washiarton were lined wun
abandoned cars. -'
GWcrnnxnt Wheels Stop
The snowfall here practically
halted governmental activities and
caused cancellation of the two
scheduled armament conference
Thousands of government em
. ployes walked to work and many
others living in outlying sections
stayed - home. At noon many
bureaus dismissed their employes
for the day.
' Congress was affected, only 49
' Senators answering to the roll
call, and a hare handful of house
members being present. Both
houses adjourned after brief ses
sions. Train service between Wash
ington and the outside world was
practically suspended from last
midnight until early today. Many
trains, - especially those from the
aouth, were annulled and all of
those arriving were hours late.
. ' Galea Sweep Coast
While Washington was battling
the snow, Norfolk, Newport News
and Portsmouth. Va.. Atlantic
City. N. J., and other coast cities
were being swept by severe gales.
Shipping, was forced to seek shel
ter, and from every port city came
renorta of shiDS In -distress. The
downtown business section of Nor
- folk was flooded by high tides,
and traffic police were compelled
to work In hip boots.
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SO-CENT HAT GOOD ENOUGH
FOR PEARL WHITE, ACTRESS
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TV TISS PEARL WHITE, famous film star, photographed in
AVA her five franc woolen
from style capital.
AS PRICE OF HAY
IS QUIBBLED UPON
PORTLAND. Or., Jan. 28.
vailing on the vast stock ranges of Oregon during the se
vere winter weather recently, made in the interests of the
Oregon Humane society by Mrs. F. W. Swanton, manager,
and State Officer Churchill, shows that ldsses reaching into
millions of dollars! and involving hundreds of thousands of
head of stock will result through the scarcity of feed and
the stringency of the times, according to their report, made
"The conflicting interests of the livestock owners and the
owners of hay," says Mrs. Swanton in her report, "the in
ability to agree on the price of hay, coupled with the in
ability of many stockmen to buy hay at any price on account
of depressed conditions in the cattle and; sheep trade, with
bank credits exhausted, have brought about a condition bound
to result in loss by starvation of thousands of head of stock
within the next few months."
SHOI IN REPORT BY BRISCOE
9alem has more than twice a?
many students in its high school J with the exception of Portland,
in tha Kta:.iG- A. Briscoe of Ashland found
as auj -
with the exception of Portland.
In the four highest grades, or -
dinarily known as high school, 62; Baker i 58; Albany 53; Cor
s.im ha an enrollment of S27. vallis. 52; Pendleton 47; McMinn-
anii then follows Astoria next
highest with 389; Corvallis, S.'.O:
Albany. 332: La Grand. o,
Ashland, 275; McMinnville. 24S;
Rosebnrg. 248; Oregon City. -2 40,
and Dallas ranking 20th on the
list -with 100. No record was ob
tained from Eugene.
In Bwuririg statistics to com-
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"creation," which she brought
A survey of conditions pre
, pare high schools of the stats
that Salem "has 129 teachers and
Astoria second wtih 97. Then
jth number drops to La Grande
i ville, 36; Sijlverton 28, and Dallas
Ashland (Ih.ms Largo
A'shland teachers have the lars
est classes.; with an average of
31, while Sjialem has an average
of 26 pupils to the teacher. Thera
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Shantung Tie-up and Wash
ington Blizzard Combine
to Block Operation of
TREATY DRAFTING IS
PREVENTED BY STORM
Harding's Compromise Like
ly to Rule in Bringing
Nations Together .
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 28. (By
The Associated Press) The
Shantung tie-up and Washington 3
near blizzard combined to block
again arms conference progress
today, but the delay did not dim
prevailing confidence that all the
conference issues soon would be
carried forward to solution.
So far as Shantung was con
cerned, it was a day of waiting
for the mediatory effort of Presi
dent Harding to have its effect at
Peking and Tokio. All Indications
pointed to a decision early next
week and all delegates appeared
confident that the decision would
be for a settlement along the
lines of the compromise support
ed by the president.
Both meetings planned for to
day were cancelled because of the
storm. One meeting was to have
brought the Japanese and Chinese
delegates together to begin draft
ing a Shantung treaty and the
other was a proposed session ot
the sub-committee considering
the Chinese eastern railway.
The postponed Japanese-Chinese
meeting", it was explained, was
merely to have 'put into treaty
language the agreements already
rached on collateral subjects.
In the Chinese Eastern railway
discussions which are a part of
the Far Eastern committee nego
tiations, differences of view have
developed which seem likely to
delay a decision for several days.
William F. Woodward is
Candidate for Legislature
William F. Woodward of Port
land yesterday filed with the sec
retary of state 4iis candidacy for
the Republican nomination for
representative in the legislature
from the 18th representative dis
Mr. Woodward has no slogan.
In his platform he says he will
"endeavor to perform the duties
connected therewith honestly.
faithfully and efficiently."
Heavy Snowfall Visits
Sections of Polk County
DALLAS. Ore., Jan. 28.
(Special to The Statesman)
Snow fell two successive nights in
Dallas and this morning the
r round is covered with a white
covering. In the mountains west
of this city the snow fall averages
all the way from six inches to
several feet. Rome of the logging
caiaps have had to suspend oper
ations until after the snow melts
wtila others where the snowfall
was not so great "are still coninu
PA INK VAMED
SPOKANE. Wash.. Jan. 2S.
Alan Paine, assistant secretary of
the Spokane Chamber of Com
merce, was today appointed clerk
of the United States district court
by Federal Judge Rankin.. Paine
succeeds Dr. W. H. Hare, ,, who
di-xl in November.
Generally fair, except rain in
southwest portion; moderate
Iwlnda becoming northerly.
WENT TO WAR
L. D. Waring Tells How
Roosevelt Left Him Behind
Because of His Age
"Say. young man. I like your
acts, and your looks, only that
I'm afraid of your age. How old
"Well ain't you enough of a
horseman to te!l age by the teeth.
I'll show you mine and let you ?ce
I'm old enough. I' want to go to
war, and I guess my teeth are old
enough and enough of 'em."
"Yes, I could tell the age of a
horse but how could I tell the
age .of a jackass by his teth? I'm
afraid you weren't born long en
ough ago, milch as I like your
style. I'll just write to your fa
ther and be sure."
That was the interesting but
heart-breaking conversation be
tween L.. D. Waring, now of the
Salem postoffice force, and Theo
dore Roosevelt, when the Rough
Riders swere beln recruited for
the war with Spain.
Young Waring, a Texan from
Fort Worth, was a slender Httle
buckaroo, delivering horsfs at
San Antone for the Rough Riders.
He says that ho rode at least half
of the horses that outfit took
across to Cuba. "Crazy to go"
wasn't half the truth; big men,
rich men, kids, gun-men. chaper
ejocd cowboys, spectacled profes
sors, football men. professional
men from almost every walk ot
life', were clamoring to get into
that unique and warlike organiza
tion and the law put the ban on
the kids who weren't of military
Roose-velt actually did'write, at
once, to the senior Waring, and
he came through with the deadly,
damning calendar. So the lad
didn't break into the war. Just be
cause the toothly Teddy wouldn't
accept another man's teeth as cre
dentials. EflBLV PflDSPECT
Activity Points to Construc
tion of Route from Dallas
DALLAS. Or.. Jan. 28. (Spe
cial to the Statesman) That the
proposed new road to Tillamook
beach resorts trom Dallas to the
Wallace bridge will be a go and
may possibly be in shape for tra
vel beforo the end of the present
year is evidenced by the fact that
surveyors from the state highway
department have been busy during
the past two weeks locating the
site for the nw roadway and ex
pect to begin the actual surveying
within a short time.
. The work of locating the new
(roadway has been under thf di
rection of William Harcom of Wil-
lamina, an employe of the state
highway department. Mr. Har
com states that after thorough
investigation of the route over
which tha new road wm be built
that it can be constructed with
not more than a 6 per cent grade (
at any point, from the bridge'
over Salt creek near the ranch of
County Commissioner Ezra Hart j
to the Wallace bridge over the ;
Dallas and Salem people are j
pleased with the prospect of get- i
ting this now road to TillamooS i
as it means a saving of about one '
hour's time in driving to the j
beaches during the summer j
Klamath Falls Bank is
Again in Bad Condition
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Jan.
28. The Fir3t State bank of
Klamath Fall failed to open to
day and a fctt bank examiner
The bank closed its doors
about a year aro but reopened af
ter 90 days and was said to be In
sound financi.l condition.
The bank examiner said lack
of ready cash bad caused the sec
BENEATH RUINS OF PLAYHOUSE,
IN HEART OF WASHINGTON D. C.
WASHINGTON, Jan 29. -Revised figures of the casualties in the Knicker
bocker theatre disaster at 4 a. tn. today were 21 identified dead; three unidentified
dead, and 55 inured. Many others were in the ruins.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 -Edward Shaughenessy, second assistant postmaster
or general was listed as missing early today after the Knickerbocker theatre dis
aster. He was understood to have attended the performance when the fatal
crash came, and efforts to locate him later were without avail At that time many
were still working in the ruins, and in case he was pinned beneath the wreckage
it was hoped he was still alive.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--Bodies of 12 dead from the ruins of the Knicker
bocker theatre collapse had been gathered late tonight in the First Church
Scientist, near the theatre. These, added to police reports of others brought the
death tell to 17, but many dead or alive, no one knew, were still beneath the
fallen roof. ' v
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. Fifteen persons at least are believed to have been
killed and scores injured tonight in the collapse under the .weight of two feet. of
snow of the roof of the Knickerbocker theatre, a motion picture house, located in
the heart of Washington's fashionable northwest section. ......
Two hours and a half after the crash, which occurred about 9 o'clock, definite
information as to the number of the dead and injured was wholly lacking as well
as estimates of the number of those in the theatre at the time estimates ranging
from 150 to 300. although the theatre is one of finest motion picture houses in
the city and had accommodations for more than 2000 spectators.
KU KLliX KLAN HAS
CHARITY AT HEART
The Ku Klux Klan of Sa
lem has donated $10 to
Yesterday afternoon Dr.
H. K. Morris, secretary of the
Associated Charities, recelv
a $10 bill with the notation:
"For the Associated
Charities, with the cordial
wishes of the Ku Klux
It is thought that the do
nation was on the basis of
10 cents a member, the am
ount assessed by the Asso
ciated Charities on organiza
tions In the city, to aid the
needy this winter.
BISBEE. Ariz.. Jan. 2S The
Calumet and Arizona Coppr
mines here and the company's
smelter at Douglas, Ariz., will re
sume operationr February 1. ac
cording to an announcf mont to- j
night by Colonel John C. Green-1 n, r,uK
way. general manager of the com- Nesbit. son of ashington corre
na " 6 snondent of tlie Kansa City Star;
CLEVELAND, O.. Jan. 2S.
Representative? of the National
Window Glass Workers' assocla-
j tjon and the National Association
of Windmv Glass Manutacturers'
tonight sipned an agreement car
rying a . ner cent wage Reduc
tion for window glass workers.
HOOVER COMES WEST
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 28. Her
bert Hoover, secretary of com
merce, will visit LOs Angeles Feb
ruary. 22, acceptance having been
received from him today here to
an invitation tc address the Cham
ber of Commerce on that date.
LA GRANDE. Or.. Jan. 28.
Theodore Zimmerman was killed
in a logging comp near Pa'mer
Junction. 25 miles from here to
day. Details of the accident were
lacking. He has a brother in Se
attle. XEW SCALE AIK)PTET
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 28. Coal
operators of Southern Ohio today
adopted a new wage scale to sup
plant that expiring April 1, pro
viding for redactions averaging
from 31 per eento more than
4 6 2-3 per cent, he check-off sys
tem also Is abolished.
The names of the dead had been ascertained by the po
lice only in a few instances and these follow: ,
J Mrs. B. H. Covell; Miss Costley; William Tracy, a mem
ber of the orchestra; F. H. Earnest and two unidentified;'
Douglas Hillyer; Mrs. Marie Russell; W. S. Scofield of Dan
vfllo. Va., and G. S. Freeman, musician. ,;
Mrs. Correlle, D. F. O'Donnell and Mildred Walford, all
of Washington; Mrs. Tracey, William Crocker of Congress
Hall hotel; T. A. Bourne and Jacob Erdell.
The body of Chauncey C. Brainerd, Washington corres
pondent of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and a member of the
Grid Iron club, was recovered from the ruins of the Knick
erbocker theatre early today. The body of L.-L. Lehler,
Washington representative of the Indiana Flooring company,
was also recovered. --(
Among the injured was Representative Smithwick of
Florida, who was painfully cut about the head and chest,' but
not seriously hurt. Another injured was Noble Tomassq'
Asserto, third secretary of the Italian embassy. . f
Li.vt of Injured Bernard Breslau, both shonlderi
Among the injured according broken; Elliott Braumbauih,
to reports received at hospitals
were: Mrs. R. J. Brown, Walter
I'rd Say. M. E. Castney, Mrs.
Henry S. Howell, Henry T. Lacey,
fractured ribs: J. L. Durland cuts
and bruises; Mrs. J. L. Durland,
cuts and bruises; It. J. Bowen, in-
iuries serious: Mrs. R. J. Bowen.
ci.; . oiiiiuiiu , Deri wuwamH; 1 1 .
Pi Robertson, Joseph Klemk
Mertie. arm crushed off at shoul
der; G. Caplin, M. Gold, Hugh
Glenn, Dr. Curtis Le Hall, frac
tured arm, and his wife, dislocat
ed shoulder, fractured arm and
cuts about head; Miss Margaret
Cole, Florence Longi Mrs. Ger
trude Kyler. Miss Helen Hopkins,
S; M. Lee. Miss MacLean White,
broken leg; J. B. G. Curtis, Mrs.
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DO YOU REMEMBER?
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' In the early days Oregon hops
bad the same trouble that Ore
gon's choicest fruits are having.
They were shipped under false la
bels. ! Do you remember when all the
hops grown in the rpplon tribu
tary to Salem, were bought by Ez
ra Meeker and were shipped to
London labelled. Washington
i And do you know that the
"Washington hops" label was
4one away with by an article In
the Statesman which was mailed
tio the Mark Lane Express of Lon
don, which gave the Londoners
fcbe knowledge that some of the
finest hops In the world were
grown in the Willamette valley?
j: Do you remember when old
man Robertson disappeared from
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bruises; N. I. Urdong; Gertroda
Taylor, internal injuries; Vincent
Danber, condition serious; Johtt
Nesbit and his sister. KAtherine,
adopted children of Major Joba
Scott, slightly injured; N. Wes
son, slightly Injured: Mrs. Mc
Kinney, unconsciona, broken leg.
and other Injuries; Mrs. Haadea
P. Buchler, tlightly injured.
William Roberts. both lega
broken; Miss Mary Forsythe;
John T. McEverly; John Martert;
Dr. E. E. Hayden. Mrs. Harden
and their two children; Alice
Pasquale; Miss Virginia Poole;
Mrs. Joseph Younger, Warren
Helpens, H. B. Moses; Herbert
Nash and Marie Nash; E. Taylor,
Mrs. Mary Young; Joseph '' C
Bruce; Miss Inez Woodruff, -
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his lodgings In the old court
house when it stood on the nortb.
side of Court street and that he
has never been found or account
Do you remember a time when
Byron Herrick did not run fer
surveyor, or when A. M. Clong
did not run for coroner? : v ?
Do you remember when Dan J
Fry made his big: success by ad
vertising the famous "squirrel
poison"? Or when S. Friedman,
put up a little clothing store on
the corner of Commercial and
Ferry streets and when I. Green
baum was with lm?
Do yon remember when Pete
Graber first landed in Balem and
led up to his prosperous plumbing'
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