The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 01, 1922, Page 1, Image 1

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Bill Authorizing Refunding of
'Eleven Billion Dollars in
Period of Not Over 25
iCommittee of Five, Mostly
Appointed by President,
! Provided in Act
.WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 The
bill authorizing the refunding of
the eleven billion dollars foreign
debt, into securities maturing in
not more than 25 years was pass
ed tonight by the senate.
The vote was 39 to 25. Final
enactment of the measure must
await adjustment of differences
between the house and the senate
; - wHhln a waolr or
in riv.;
Thre Republicans, Borah, La
FolletU and Norrls. joined with
thai solid Democratic minority in
' nnnAaln the bill.
Under the bill committee of
nve neaaea oy ma
trAmrnrr. would have author-'
ltr.4 subject? to the approval ui
i nreaident. to refund or con
Tert and to extend time of the
payment of the principal or m
interest or both of the foreign
The date of the maturity of the
, Ahttratinna accented DT tne COB-
miMinn ould not extend beyond
June 15. 1947. and the Interest
T.t should not be less than 4 i-
- r cent. Bonds of one foreign
government could not be accepted
TAP f noiH L . UV1
nnr Prt ot the foreign indebted
ness be cancelled.
President to Appoint
Tne me oi in cuiuiuio-v
would be three years from the
date of approval of the act and
tn members other than -the sec-
. i . 9 tha irMinrv won lfl ue
. appointed by the president subject
to confirmation by the senate.
Thirlnc its lite . the commission
- 1 MunlraX in m nV n-
wunju w i
noa reports to congress at the he-
; ginning oi earn rcguur o""1""
in iMcemoer.
t Otilr. members of the cabinet
ana or conrow wum "Fyu""
ed on the debt commission accord
in- to Senator Watson. Republi
can: Indiana, who told the senate
. i-k,.F. t wi nnt antftOT-
ized br the president to make
such announcement, he neverthe
less knew this was the presiaem s
intention. -l
On9 Change Made
Aside from the section propos
ing that interest on the refunded
debt be not less than 4 1-4 per
cent which was added as an
amendment rom the finance com
mittee the only important change
made in the bU by the senate was
the elimination , of . a provision
which would gite the commission
authority to settle and refund any
claims which the ; United States
, hereafter might have had against
"any foreign government
. ' Efforts to add a soldiers' bonus
provision to the measure: to limit
aumoriiy oi me cum u
f erring interest payments and to
require congressional approval ot
the bond conversion agreements
(Continued on page )
Today Eightieth Anniversary of
Willamette University ; Mission
Meeting of Early Days Recalled
- Eighty years ago today the mis
sionary pioneers ot Oregon met
at the old Mission, on what is
now1 the La Follett farm on the
river a few miles north of Salem
to found Willamette university.
It wasn't really a university
1 at that time, however. The foun
der knew their, limitations. They
hadVt the money, the books, the
pupils, nothing at all but the disposition;-
and that alone doesn't
Kniiii nnlTerstties over night. But
they did found the Oregon Insti
tute by electing a noara oi airec
ters of which Jason Lee was a
member,. and authorised them to
thbose a site, arrange a course
of study, build a building that
was to be a boarding school and
academy to begin with. and. was
to be incorporated into a univer
sity i as soon , as It had . reached
that stage. All this they did at
this first meeting in the old Mis-
sIonr building, February 1, 1842.
When the Willamette pageant
- was put on three- years ago, it
A new prcture of Albert Sar-
raut, minister of colonies in the
new French cabinet, who held the
same -post under Hriand. He is
head of the French delegation
to the arms conference at Wash
Orcutt and Moore go to Pen
. itentiary, But Appeal Is
Likely to be Taken
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 31.
Bert Orcutt and Roy Moore,
convicted in superior court here
of holding up and robbing Sells
Floto xircns here on September
16 last, today were sentenced to
serve from 7 to 15 years in th
state penitentiary at Walla Walla.
A stay of execution for two weeks
wag granted by the court, pend
ing an appeal to the supreme
court. A motion that the county
pay the expense of making the
transcript of appeal was filed and
taken under advisement by the
Shocks of Earthquake
Are Felt at Eugene
EUGENE. Or., Jan. 31. Two
distinct earthquake shocks were
felt in Eugene between 5:20 and
5:25 o'clock this morning. Esti
mates an to the duration of the
shocks vary from 10 to 30 secondj
and in some cections of the city
one of them was severe, awaken
nlng hundreds ot people. Houses
seemed to be swaying from side
to side, and windows and crockery
rattled but there are no reports
of damage In this section of the
state. : Other towns in lno coun
ty report similar shocks. This
was the first earthquake shock
felt In Eugene for 25 years.
Dupont Files Suit to
Enjoin Federal Official
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 31.
Alfred I. Dupont has filed suit in
the federal court here aeekinr to
enjoin Collector of Internal Rev
enue Graham of Wilmington from
collecting $1,575,105 income tax
on his stock holdings for 1915.
He claims that on June 30, 1916.
he paid all of the tax for which
he was liable and asserts the de
mand for additional tax is illega
and also that it is outlawed by
was announced as celebrating tho
75th anniversary of the unlvers
ity. This, however, was not tell
ing the whole truth, for while it
marked the 75th anniversary of
the actual opening of the school,
building and all, the legal begin
ning was properly that of the or
ganization meeting, more than
two years earlier the date cele
brated in this, the 80th birthday
of the famous old school.
Much of' the data concerning
the early school has been pub
lished in the memoirs of Rev.
Gustavus Hines, who wrote his
history in the 60s, partly from
notes, partly from memory. The
original records so far as known
are lost, but the Hines history is
regarded as authentic. It is
learned that the curriculum in
the beginning was about that of
the grammar school of today, the
rudiments of a general education
reading, writing, arithmetic.
spelling, geography and a little
(Continued on page $)
w . "
Quake Felt All Over Contin
ent Yesterday Attributed
to Disturbances on Paci
fic Coast.
rnurcouno uULan
Whether Displacements Are
Horizontal or Vertical
Is Question
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. The
earth, tin its whirl through space,
sot off center a few moments to
day and shifted its "poles'' or
axis to fit the new center of ro
tation. Then, that it might not be
traveling on a "flat wheel," so
to speak, a few million tons of
solid rock, somewhere off the
western coast of the United States
in the bed of the Pacific ocean,
"slipped" 100 feet or so to even
things up. The seismograph rec
ord showed a deviation of a mil
limeter and a half.
Observers here said they could
not be certain whether the dis
placements . were horizontal or
vertical. In the great San Fran
cisco shock of 1906 the horizon
tal displacement amounted to
about 20 feet.
,Irofe88or Oonunent
This is the manner in which
professors of geology and seismo
graphic observers account for the
slight earth vibrations which de
moralize instruments in observa
tories today. Thus far the exact
location of the hugh "slip" has
not been determined, although ob
servers from Washington, D. C,
to Berkeley, Cal., agree it prob
ably was a few hundred miles off
the mouth of the Columbia river.
Absence of a disruption of the
visible surface of the earth or
of the huge tadal waves which
usually radiate from the scene of
an earthquake, lead observers to
believe that the "slip" occurred
miles below the bed of the ocean.
Strong Machine Moves
Its violence was attested by the
quivering sesimographs which, in
some instances, were thrown from
the recording rolls, while a
"strong machine" at Berkeley was
set in motion for the first time
in many years.
"No doubt the earth was re
adjusting itself," said Prof. J. T.
Lynch, seismographic observer at
Fordham university here.
' About every so often the earth
becomes upset, goes off center,
changes Its axis and usually about
the same time there is a violent
earthquake, a slipping of miles
of strata, and we go merrily along
again, r
Rocks Frequently Slip
The : Andes, along the Pacific
coast in South America, and the
chain of rocky deformation which
join the two continents, disap
pearing into the sea off southern
California, are continually lifting,
falling and "slipping," according
to the sei8mogolists and the geo
logists. Many of these disturbances take
place in mid-ocean, the only visi
ble levidence being tN3 zig-zag
lines trailed by a seismograph
hundreds of' miles distant. Ons
of the most notable examples of
such a paroxysm took place in
December, 1920, and scientists
still are cudgeling their brains
to account for the "lost" earth
quake. Its source of origin nver
has been definitely established,
although it was of such propor
tions as to shatter instruments
thousands of miles away, and to
send a tidal wave circling the
earth. A few days later came
naws or an earthquake in Kan
Zu province. China, in which
2000 persons perished. Scientists
asserted there probably had been
two distinct upheavals, probably
on opposite sides of the globe.
Ocean Ilrd Changes
"Loaf earthquakes, taking
place in mid-ocean, often cause
vast changes in the appearance
of the -ocean bed which are not
discovered for years.
Such earthquakes are frequent
ly near the West Indies and be
neath the Pacific westward off
the Americas to the chain of
sunken mountains which form the
Japanese archipelago.'
The first major catastrophe by
earthquake or volcanic eruption
which j history records. Was that
at Constantinople in 577. when
10.000 rersons perished. Since
then there have been 20 such dis
asters. The greatsst toll of human life
(Continued on page f )
Top of Rainier is Goal of
Bergues and Landry For
eigners Now at Tacoraa
TACOMA. Wash.. Jan. 331.
Final preparations are being made
here today by Jacques Bergues
and Jean Landry, Swiss mountain
climbers, for the fim attempt to
cltmb -Mount Rainier in midwint-
; er.. The men will leave lor tne
mountain tomorrow and will
start their climb from Paradise
Inn on Thursday.
I The two alpinists will be ac
i companied by Jacques Landry,
' brother of Jean, Captain Louis
C'ansler. chief signal officer of the
Thjrd (livision at Camp is;
H. Peters, superintendent of
Rainier National park and news
The mountain climbers will es
tablish headquarters at Camp
Muir, the last outpost ' on the
climb.' and the army signal corps
will establish telephone commun
ication from there to Paradise i
Evidence Against Officers of
Law Insufficient, Grand
Jury Finds
PENDLETON, Or.. Jan. 31.
The grand jury which has been in
vestigating charges made against
officers of the law In Umatilla
county reported tonight, following
ia week's deliberation, that there
was not sufficient evidence to In
dict District Attorney R. I. Kea
tor, former Special Prohibition
Officer E. B. Ridgway, Deputy
District Attorney C. H. Randall,
Chief of Police W. R. Taylor and
other persons on the charges
made. .
Loose court action on the issu
ance of search warrants on liquor
raids was reported by the grand
jury and recommendation was
made that a careful check be kept
on confiscated liquor. The grand
jury report also stated that it was
not compatible wTfh the best in
terests of the county that Ridgway
be re-employed as officer. The
report followed an examination of
over 125 witnesses.
Logging Train Leaves Track
and Goes Into Ditch on
Nehalem River
PORTLAND, Jan. 31. A log
ging engine pulling a flat car left
the rails on a trestle of the
Francis Weist Logging company's
line near Reliance, over the Ne
halem river, late this afternoon.
The train plunged 15 feet direct
and rollednearly 50 feet further.
Seven 'men were on board, one
being instantly killed and tho
others Injured.
The dead.
Robert D. Parker, camp ma
chinist. The injured:
Francis Weist, president and
hanager Weist Logging company,
one leg and one arm cut off.
John Weist, camp superinten
dent, injuries to head and body,
extent not known; may be injured
Clifford Weist. son of Francis
Weiist, fireman; tuts, bruises and
sca'ds; extent not known.
Al Burkman. engineer, probably
scalded fatally and bruised.
James Thomas, brakeman; se
vere body bruises.
Amos Nelson, married and has
three children, loading foreman;
badly br's?d and scalded. ,
One Crook Gets Riches
By Passing Hat in Cars
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. George
Messervy,; 55. who bought a piano,
an automobile and other luxlries
from funds his agents obtained by
passing the hat before gullible
subway passengers, was sentenced
to the penitentiary today. A Jury
convicted ' him recently of obtain
ing money under false pretenses.
He called his idea the "Timelv
Service Company" but witnesses
faid of the $8000 collected by his
agents last ytear only $1,000 was
used in relief work. The collec
tors retained one-third of their
collections as commissions.
Several Mentioned Who Pos-j
sibly May Seek to Fill;
Position Now Held by Hal-;
vorsen. !
Lively Sentiment Found Fa
voring Second Term for
Present Executive
Will Salem acquire a new
mayor as a result of balloting at
the coming elections, cr will Ore
gon's capital continue under the
administration of George Halvor
sen, incumbent?
This is the question that Is agi
tating local politicians who have
sundry irons in the fire and
among thos? who would de?ire a
chanse throughout city official
Dame Rumor lias carried much
news lately to the effect that pro
prietors of second rate pool halls,
lodging houses and dance resorts
are dissatisfied with the present
administration's demand for clean
slates in these places. This dis
satisfaction has' been added to
by recent arrests of bootleggers
and booze runners and other law
violators, convictions having been
secured after every arrest. Per
sons who conduct gambling games
have also registered their disap
proval of city officers who de
mand enforcement of city and
state codes against games of
chance. If this element has a
candidate for mayor, he has not
been made known.
Halvorsen Sikmt
At the present time there lias
been no expression from Mayor
Hal vorsen as to whether he will
be a candidate for re-election. He
has made many new friends dur
ing his period of office, and ther?
is a lively sentiment favoring a
second Halvorsen term of service,
these followers holding that the
mayor has demonstrated an abil
ity to curb the radical element in
the council room, as well as side
track proposals that would make
inroads upon the city treasury.
If Mayor Halvorsen be a candi
date for re-election it is certain
that he will be opposed by at
least' one candidate. Who this
candidate will be is yet a prob
lematical matter, as at least two
men regarded as excellent mayor
alty timber declared that thev
will support Halvorsen if the lat
ter Is in the contest.
Hera Are Some of Them
Taken as a group, the following
have been mentioned as possible
aspirants for the position:
Edward Schunke. of the Roth
Grocery company. Mr. Schunke.
who has made an excellent record
as councilman during the present
administration, last night issued
a statement emphatically denying
rumors that he would be a candi
date for the job.
Dr. F. L. Utter, another mem
ber of the council, has attracted
a following since becoming a
member of Sal3m's governing
body, and his admirers express
confidence that he would not side
step a chance to enter the mayor
alty fight.
Alderman Joseph P.aumgartner
is also listed as among those who
might toss his hat into the ring
as a challenger of other possible
Is for Halvorson -
Alderman John B. G'esy. ae
i gressive councilman from the
southeastern district, is consid
ered by many as being one of tho
mest progressive possible candi
dates in the field. Mr. Giesy is
a member of the police comitteo
and is chairman of the commit
tee on streets and sewers.
"That my name has be-?n men
tioned in the mayoralty contest :s
a surprise to me." said Alderman
Giesy yesterday. "The only com
ment that I can make is that I
am hoping that Mayor Halvorsen
will come out for re-election. In
that event I certainly would not
oppose him, as he has given u
a clean-cut., economical adminis
tration and I for ape am con
vinced that Salem would benefit
if Mr. Halvorsen were re-elected."
31. The agricultural bloc was de
feated by Senator W. S. Kenyon.
(n an address before several nun
dred farmers here tonight. The
bloc, he said, was riot a sectional
affair nor an "east or west" proposition.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. The new leader of the agricul
tural bloc may not be designated for several days. Half a
doztn senators have been active in promoting the bloc's pro
gram, among them being Senator Xorris, Nebraska; Mc
Nary, Oregon, and Gooding, Idaho.
Senator Kenyon of Iowa, leader of the agricultural bloc
and chairman of the senate labor committee, was named to
the senate labor committee, was named today by President
Harding to be circuit judge for the eighth district. The sen
ate confirmed the nomination unanimously.
At the White House t was said !
that the president had appointed
Mr. Kenyon to succeed the late
(Judge Walter I. Smith because of
his high regard for the senator's
ability and because of the latter's
known desire to have a place on
the federal Iwnch.
Senator liovc-t
Senator Kenyon, in a statemert
also said the president, when a
member of the senate, knew of
his dislike for politics and his love
for the law.
In the senate Senator Harrison,
Democrat. Mississippi, after con
firmation had been voted, said
that while he was confident that
the appointment of Mr. Kenyon
was. because of the latter's emi
nent qualifications, the question
would arise throughout the agri
cultural sections as to whether
the selection was not intended to
T. E. McCroskey, manager of
the Salem Commercial club, pre
sented his resignation yesterday
at a Joint meeting of the old
board of directors and ot tho new
board which will have charge, of
the Commercial club affairs this
In his written resignation. Sir.
McCroskey stated that he realized
that the board could not very well
pay highar salaries this year, and
that as he had several attractive
offers, he had decided to resign to
tako effect March 1.
Plans Not Divulged
Mr. McCroskey has been ; in
Commercial club work for the
past 12 years and has been mana
ger of the Salem Commercial club
since March ID, 1919. He said
that just at present he was not
ready to divulge the nature of his
Taking up new business, the
new board of directors voted to
take up the matter of a city
owned automobile park, and that
an offer would be made to the
first of its manv funerals for
nigtit when the roof of the
under the weight of snow. Memorial services were an
nounced bv a number of churches and other organizations
Social functions and business
of the dead and the theatres,
meager audiences. A number
vestigations got under way and
Meanwhile l;.te today, another
building, one o: the lqiig sheds:of
Amnn t ,h R,itimir.
luc "c'"1 ' v '""-
fe Ohio railroad, collapsed two
minutes after f ight men who had
been employed there had checked
out. No one. was injured, uam-
age- to the shed and freight it con
tafned. was estimated at $20,000.
The structure, one of the walls ot
which irave way. it is believed due
to the effects oT melting snow on ; building inspector's office. The
the sloping roof. It was built : in i federal gran 1 jury and the coro
1904. Firemen and police tm-'ner's jury vis'.ted the ruins of the
mediately began an investigation- j theater today and it was an
Shaugbnossy Better j nounced would conduct a thor-
Edward H. SLaughnessy, second
assistant postmaster, who was one
of the most critically injured In
the Knickerbocker collapse, was
reported steadily improving to
night. The funerals today included
that of Madame Virginia Ferattd,
sister of Julio Bianchi, Guatamal
an minister, under the Herrera re
gime, in St. Paul's Roman Catljo-,
He church. Her body will be sent
to Ventura, Cal., to rest beside
that of her bnband. -
drive a wedge into, and ultimately
destroy the agricultural bloc. Sen
ator Heflin, Ifmocrat, Alabama,
declared that with the Kenyon
appointment, the drive to break
the agricultural bloc has been
liorah May Ifcud Committee
Senator Kenyon does not plan
to quit the frnate until probably
the middle of February. Hy that
time he experts passage of the
Capper cooperative marketing
bill in which he is vitally Intercut-
ed and with which he has had
much to do aa leader of the agri
cultural bloc.
Senator Horth of Idaho is next
in the Republican line on the la
bor committee and if the senate
rule of seniority Is followed, ho
will head tho committee. The
election of the committee chair
man, jj however, rests with the
comniittee on committees.
city council at the meeting to be
h'3ld next Monday night.
City Ruy Again Vp
If the city council will purchase
from the .Albert estate the auto
camp grounds, the Commercial
club will make a present to the
city of improvements placed In
tb.3 park.
It is estimated that the Com
mercial club spent about $3000 on
buildings, installing plumbing and
the erection ot camp stoves and
other improvements that have
made tha park so desirable to
tourists. These improvements
will be given to the city and the
offer will be made Monday night
the only provision being that the
city take nWr the park ond that
it shall be managed by the city
In. the city budget prepared
last fall. there is an item of
$1500 for maintenance of the
park. A number, of councilmen
havo already expressed them
selves as in favor of the city main-
( Con tinned on page 6)
-Washington today held the
the 97 who perished Saturday
Knickerbocker theatre collapsed
conferences ceased in honor
again in operation, sheltered
of official and unofficial in
others were announced.
I Secretary Weeks sent flowers
to the families residing here of
the sevfn war department cm-
plo ves who were killed in the ca
j tasjrophp aml personal letters of
j condolence to those not living in
the city.
InK-Migat ion Continued
The city commission today turn
jed over its investigation of the
; disaster to Colonel Charles Keller
i engineer commission and the
! ough investigation to determine.
if possible the cause of the acci
dent and whether an individual
was to be blsmed.
The Capper resolution propos
ing an inquiry to the disaster was
referred today by the senate to
the District of Columbia commis
sion at the request of its sponsor,
who said the ' committee desired
to make a survey of the inquiries
already ordered and to determ
ine further the scope of the sen
ate investigation.
Organizations of Former
Service Men Urge Com
mittee to Take Immediate
Treasury Secretary Advised
to Seek Out Suitable
Way to Raise Money
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. - Dis
cussion of the long pending sol .
dier bonus bill was renewed to-;
day. f
Before the house way and mean
committee which, by agreement ot
Republican leaders In congress.
reopened bearings, several organ
izations ot former service, men
urged Immediate ; action, on the
bill, and. In reply to questions,
said that the problem of raisins
the necessary funds was one tor
congress to solve. ' ;
In the senate, Republican lead
ers frustrated attempts by the
Democrats to add the bonus bill
to the allied d?bt refunding meas
ure. After brief but heated de
bate, the senate adopted 42. to 2S
a motion by Senator Watson. Re
publican, Indiana, to lay on th
table an amendment offered by
Senator Simmons. v Democrat, of
North Carolina. Incorporating the
"five way" adjusted com Dela
tion plan.
.Amendment Rejected ,
The amendment would Lave
provided that tha paid
out of the Interest on the foreign
debt and that If this should prov
Insufficient, the secretary of th
treasury should issue certificate!
of Indebtedness to be redeemed
out of future Interest payments.
or with the approval of the presi
aeni, to sen so much of the fori
eign bonds as might be necessary.
uaier tne senate rejected 42 to
21, an amendment by Senator
Jones, Democrat, New Mexico,
which carried the "five way" plan
but had no provision for raising
In offering this amendment
Senator Simmons declared that
when he had proposed the bonus
bill as an amendment to tha. tax
revision measure, he had been'
told It was the desire of the ma
jority to act on the bonus in con
nection with the debt refundlnc
bill, but now the Republicans bad
decided that the bonus meainro
should be acted upon separately.
Folttirs Decried
Opposing the amendment,!
Chairman McCumber of the. ft-
nance committee declared It bad
been decided to have .the bonus
bill originate in the house, be
cause It would be a revenue rais
ing measure and that everyona
knew adjusted compensation leg
islation soon ' would be enacted.'
He deprecated what he called the
injection of party politics Into tha
question and said he objected to
adding the bonus to the debt bill;
because the president had declar
ed his opposition' to any bonus
measure that did not provide
funds for immediate payment Of
the former service men. ,- .
Senator Watson of Indiana, cat
the discussion short with, a mo
tion to lay on the table, stating
every one knew a bonus bill soon
would be passed. "
The motion brought protests
from the Democratic slda. Sena
tors Ashurst of Arizona, Pittman
of Nevada and others declaring It
violated the spirit of the unani
mous conseet agreement which
was designed, thtey said, only to
limit debate. ? , -
After further wrangling the
point of order against the motion
was overruled by Vice President
Coolidge. The senate then, adopt
ed the Watson motion with three
Kepubilcans Johnson, La Toi
lette and Norrls voting "against
it and two Democrats King and
Meyers supporting It.
In his statement before the
ways and means commltee, Han
ford MacXider, national comman-
aer oi me American legion, at
tacked Secretary Mellon for op
posing the bonus legislation at
thij time. He declared the "In
stead of opposing this bill by
pointing out tho difficulties of fl
nanclng It. Mr. Mellon would do
betu to find and suggest proper
methods of raising the money "
ST- LOUIS. Jan.. 81Roberl
Chancellor Saunders, former fed
eral district attorney of Seattle,
Wash., from 1917 to 1J21 and
who has been practicing law here,
Jdied tonight after a brief tunes:
at the borne of his brother,