The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 11, 1922, Page 1, Image 1

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'Attorney Representing High
, land Bus Attacks Policy
; Proposed for Adoption by
' Council.
Privilege Accorded Oregon
Electric in Taking on
Passengers Assailed
The Highland Jitney occupfed
the limelight at last night's motor
vehicle hearing before a council
' committee la the city council
Aldermen Hal Patton, Jobn
Glesy, A. F. Marcos and Joseph
Baumgartner learned some . new
xnings aDout tne jitney situation
when Attorney W. C. Wlnslow and
Joseph N. Smith of 2 3 61 Hazel
avenue prjeeented pertinent facts
;giKruin tan iiiuhuud.
. Policy Criticised '
"Ton are fundamentally wrong
when you seek to stifle competi
tion," asserted Wlnslow while at-
taffcintr lHa inmmllta'i nlnn tft
compelthe jitney but to operate
over a new route. This route
would be unprofitable, according
to testimony given last night by
the owner of the bus."
You are demanding that this
bus be bonded for $10,000. .
This will cost him 1178 annu
ally," Wlnslow declared. "The
people of Highland avenue , are
satisfied with the present route.
This is proven by the petition
signed by over 200 residents which
has been presented to you. I
doubt if you can secure a like
"The Highland Jitney has filled
Sv need in that locality. Residents
who would be compelled to walk
many blocks are provided with
a. service which eanables them to
reach the Kurts. King's and Hunt
canneries on a route much more
acceptable than' that offered by
the Southern Pacific street car
system xt Salem."
- Aldermen Marcus and Baum
gartner made statements claiming
that the local street railroad lines
would be . put out of business by
the competition of this Jitney.
Attorney Wlnslow evoked a
general laugh-from, councilmen
and spectators when he ridiculed
. . "If Mr. McClean and his poor
little Ford are such & menace to
the street railway concern that
they are being forced to thewall
-by the Joss -of a few dollars each
day, then they had better close
up," asserted wmaiow.
O. E. Privilege Cited
Wlnslow -assailed the proposed
franchise policy which prohibits
stages from taking on passengers
between the Fairgrounds ooun-
dary and the Salem terminal. The
attorney inquired why the Oregon
: Electric was given the privilege of
taking passengers to the O. E. de
pot from theHighland and deaf
, school stations.
"We were not members of the
1 council when that franchise was
given," replied Alderman Baum
' and stage men were also given an
opportunity to express themselves
concerning the proposed reguia
tonr franchises and ordinances
which have recently been devised
' by councilmen. '
During the meeting there were
many expressions of discontent
from the vehicle owners who as
ert that the new bonding, license
and . regulatory -rules issued bp
the public utilities commission are
an fair and oppressive.
Young Woman Interested
in; Dog, Not its Owner
When .paying a dog license at
the office of the county clerk,
there is thrown In free a dog col
lar. And as the dog collars are of
various sixes to lit all kinds 'of
" ' dogs, the young woman especially
In charge of issuing licenses, nat
urally , inquires as to the size of
collar wanted.- ' 1 '
, Yesterday afternoon a prosper
ous looking young farmer ap
pealed at the dog license counter
and laid down the custoranry fee.
After making entry In the book
and writing out receipt the fol
lowing conversation ensued:
Toung Woman -What sized
collar do you wantT ; j
Farmer Who, Me?
r Toung Woman No, the dog.
' VICTORIA, B. C Feb. 10.
The machine shops of the Comox
Logging company, with heaaquar
ra near Courtenar. B. C. were
almost destroyed by fire Wednes
day night, ' according to word
brought , here today. iThe shops
were eaulpped with machinery
valued at about 15 0.0 00.
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MARY MOORE, captivating actress, who suffered a brok
en neck, fractured skull, internal injuries and dislocated
vertebrae when the motor in which she was riding met with
an accident, is now on the road to recovery. Miss Moore's
stamina has baffled every one in the medical profession, who
say that her recovery is a miracle. She was unconscious
and was in a plaster cast for thirty-two days. Miss Moore
is lonesome for the stage ,and is eager to resume work behind
the footlights.
The largest moonshining plant ever seized in Marion coun
ty was yesterday loaded into a truck and hauled to the jus
tice court offices asa result of a two-week's investigation by
Chief of Police Verden M. Moffitt.
Ed. Barry, said to use the
den, and Frank Peterson is held in the city jail on charges of
manufacture and possession filed by the district attorney's
office. Barry will be arraigned in justice court at 10 a. m.,
today and will probably be transferred to the Marion coun
ty jail unless it transpires
enough to secure his bail from durance vile.
Barry, who claims Minneapolis as his home, is said by
officers to have been involved
two years in Multnomah and
Only a pint of liquor was taken
when, the elaborate 250 gallon
still and complete equipment were
seized yesterday. A portion of
the outfit was hidden in the un
derbrush near Salem while the
remainder was taken from 319
South Eighteenth street. Chief
Moffitt, Inspectors Frank Minto
and W. W. Birtchett an Patrol
man Victor participated in the
Forty Gallons Per Run
The still itself is the largest
"can" ever brought Into the city,
according to county and' city of
ficers who viewed it yesterday.
The big container is said to have
a capacity of 40 gallons of moon
shine at a run. Seven large 50
gallon vats and a high-pressure
kerosene heating equipment were
found. Caramel coloring barrels
of many sizes and other apparatus
were included in the haul.
According to reports circulated
concering this still, its product
was put out under "Scotch" la
bels with fake revenue stamps
attached. It -was reported yester
day that there were -indications
that the labels and stamps bad
been destroyed prior to the raids.
'Pooled Orders Filled
Officers have information that
Barry's method was to cater only
to prominent individuals who
would pool . their ordars. When
these orders totaled 60 to 100
gallons, a "run" would be made
and the liquor delivered at once,
it is claimed. ' The still would be
set Up in rented rooms and would
be moved' after , operating for
about three weeks, this method
eliminating danger of detection
through fumes from the mash.
Officers claim that the equip
ment had been moved to the
SOuth Eighteenth address only a
few days ago. Prior to that time
it was located at 1205 South
Fourteenth street, it to 'reported.
Barry is said to have been so
proud of his still that he "had it
photographed while in operation.
Several prints and an enlargement
were recently made bjra local pho
tographer. -These 'photographs
were Edited during : yesterdays
rilrft Tvgt 'Tnrtnnshlno H rink AM
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aliases of Ben Wheeler, Al Wor-
that he has financial backing
in liquor operations for about
Marion counties.
assert thtat still operators often
photograph their plants and dis
tribute these photos to their cus
tomers as proof of the efficiency
of their equipment.
.Second Case in Week
According to information in the
possession of Chief Moffitt, Barry
was arrested in Portland within
the past two yuars. According to
this information, a similar outfit
was confiscated and Barry com
pelled to serve six months at
Kelly's Butte.
This will be the second moon
shine case to be entered upon
Judge Un run's books within the
past week. William Alf and Ed
Corder of Woodburn were sen
tenced Wednesday to serve sen
tences of nine and eight months
respectively. Fines of $450 were
also imposed upon Alf. Both men
Were convicted of operating a
small washboiler still. They
claimed that they had no money
and will serve their fines out in
the Marion county jail.
Rigid Review is Made
of Department of War
Rigid review by the inspector gen
eral of all war department activ
ities in Washington to determine
how many of approximately 1100
officers on duty here can be made
available for service with troop3
or in establishing the organized
reserve system has been ordered
by Secretary Weeks. With Tari-
Lous post-war agencies completing
their work. It ts believed possible
that from 200 to 300 officers can
be obtained in this way tor service
in 'the corps areas. ,
As the training system for the
new army of the United States,
comprising regulars, national
guard, and organ i a id reserves,
gets under way in its preparation
for-the civUian training camps
this summer, a heavy demand for
Qualified officers has developed
and many already have been de-
tached from service in Washing-
ton "tO this WOrk. I
As Far As Known Imperial
Government Has Taken
No Steps to Liberate Stol
en Ulsterites.
Lieutenant Brown of Kildare
Shot Dead As Me Returns
To Barracks
LONDON. Feb. 10. (By the
Associated; Press) Late tonight
there was still no news of the lib
eration of the men kidnapped in
Ulster, or any knowledge of their
whereabouts. No furthter kid
nappings bad been reported how
ever. The northern government today
again telegraphed Viceroy Fitzalan
asking what steps had been tak
en in their behalf. Sir Dawson
Bates, home secretary in tho
north Ireland cabinet, declared
that he was not aware that the
Imperial government had takon
any steps to liberate the captured
Early Release Hopd For
On the other hand Sir James
Craig, the Ulster premier, said the
imperial government was hopeful
of the early release of the kid
napped Ulsterites.
A communication issued tonight
from the premier's office sild lhat
Arthur Griffith had another Inter
view today with Premier Lloyd
George and Austen Chamberlain.
lord keeper of the privy seal, who
Impressed upon him the gravity
of the situation and Mr. Griffith
informed the premier that he had
been assured the men would be
safe and that the provisional
government would be able to get
them gradually released."
Mr. Griffith added that he was
going to Dublin tonight and would
do his utmost to hasten the free
dom of the captured man.
Officer Killed
BELFAST. Feb. 10, Lieuten
ant Morgan Brown of Kildare was
shot dead today by two armed yien
as he was returning to the bar
racks at Curraeh with 500 he
had just drawn from the bank.
His assassins escaped with the
Strikers Seize Roads
CORK, Feb. 10. (By the As
sociated Press) An event unpre
cedented in the history of the
Irish railways occurred today
when 800 striking railway work
ers assembled outside strike head
quarters and were ordered to
march to the various railway sta
tions and take possession of them
on behalf of the Railmen's Indus
trial' Operative society.
The railways were seized at
1 o'clock this afternoon with no
disorder. No opposition was en
countered by the strikers, whose
officials installed themselves in
the board room of the stations.
The action of the strikers was
due to the men having refused to
accept the terms of settlement of
the strike arrived at by the Dub
lin conference today. The strikers
are demanding a 70 shillings
weekly pay and a revision of the
hours of work.
No trains were moved over any
of the lines today, but arrange
ments were being made tonight
to start the services tomorrow. It
is expected that the ministry of
labor will intervene.
Palmito De! Verde Club
House Plans Are Made
Fred A. Legge, architect, is
drawing plans for the club house
to be erected on the Mexican is-
land of Palmito Del Verde, where
so many Salem people have in
vested, and where a number have
been spending the winter.
The club house is to be IS by
36 feet, with a porch on each side
and of two stories. It is to be
located about 400 feet from the
shore. The lower story Is to be
of Mexican brick, 8 by 16 inches
and two inches thick. The second
story will be white cement finish
ed in pebble. There, will be a
pergola at each end of the club
house, and the entire lower floor
of the building will be grown
over by native vines. The gen
eral style is that of the Spanish
mission type.
Two Firms Have Chance
At Ventilating System
Theo M. Barr of Salem attd the
firm of Rushlight & Haste rf of
Portland were the lowest bidders
yesterday for the installation of
a ventilating system in the, state
house. The Rushlight & Hastorf
bid was $14,492 and the Barr bid
was $14,718. The two ate un
der consideration. The legisla
ture appropralted $18,000 for the
purpose. -'
Bonus Tax Pi an 5o
A nnounced by Ways
And Hfieans Board
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. This program of soldiers' bo
nus taxes was agreed upon today by a house ways and means
Two and one half per cent on the undivided profits of
corporations, estimated to yield $22,000,000.
On parcel post packages on which the postage amounts
to 25 cents or more, a tax of 1 cent for each 25 cents or frac
tion thereof, $20,000,000,
One cent a gallon on gasoline, $70,000,000.
Twenty-five cents per horsepower on automobiles, $50,
000,000. Double the present 10 per cent tax on admissions where
the charge exceeds 25 cents, $60,000,000.
Double existing documentary stamp taxes, except in the
case of sales or transfers of capital stock on which the rate
would be increased from 1-50 of 1 per cent to 1-10 of 1 per
cent, $64,000,000.
An increase of 50 cents per thousand in the tax on cig
arettes, $25,000,000.
An increase of 2 cents a pound on smoking and chewing
tobacco, $5,000,000.
This program was later sub
mitted to the majority members
of the senate finance committee
who discussed it with the house
sub-committee members The con
ference will be resumed tomorrow
and after an agreement has been
reached the plan will be presented
to President Harding.
BOl Formulated
Meantime another sub-commit
tee of the house ways and means
committee will continue work on
the bonus bill itself. Chairman
Fordney hoped to have the com
pleted measure with the appended
tax program' ready for the house
Within a week or ten days.
Except for the taxes on undis
tributed profits and on parcel
post packages and the elimination
of the proposal for a tax cn bank
If you are a book agent or have
prospects of becoming one, here is
something being tried in the north77 n. th. Stton
end of the county, especially in
selling books to school teachers.
The agent drives up to a school
house, and in an impressive man
ner, tells the young teacher that
he is an educator and would like
to discuss educational matters.
And in order that the discus
sion may be carried on without
interruption, he orders the young
teacher to send her pupils home.
After a short talk on education
al matters, the book agent springs
the idea that ff the young teacher
keeps up with the times and is
thereby assured of her position,
she should purchase a set of
books. The contract is drawn for
a pretty liberal payment for books
and the agent drives on to the
next district.
Another Idea to interest the un
suspecting school teacher is as fol
lows, and it has also been worked
in this county:
The agent drives up to the
schoolhouse, or place where the
At the February meeting of the
Cherrians. to be held next Tues
day evening at 6:15 o'clock in the
auditorium of the Commercial
club, plans will be discussed and
committees appointed for Ihe ac
tivities of the organization during
the coming spring and summer.
At the last monthly meeting.
E. Cooke Patton, upon being call
ed upon to express an opinion 8
to what should be done by the
organization, expressed the idea
that the time was ripe for a big
entertainment in the way of a
Cherringo, like the famous one
held in the armory eight or nine
years ago.
Blossom Day Boosted
At the meeting a month ago,
others expressed ideas as to what
the Cherrians should do oaring
the spring and summer and it is
probable that some of the sugges
tions may assume a concrete form
at the Tuesday night meetin.
All were agreed that the organ
ization should take an active part
In observing Blossom day, aiding
to make It one of the big annual
events of the year. To take
charge of the Cheriian's part in
the bi$ Tat, King Bins McGlI-
checks, the program as finally
drawn by the sub-committee was
that tentatively agreed upon yes
terday. The total estimate of
revenues is $316,000,000. or $34.-
000. 000 short of the $350,000,000
a year the committee has figured
necessary to cover the cash bonus
payments over the two and one
half years beginning on January
1, 1923.
Real Estate Hit
Among the documentary stamp
taxes doubled are those on real
estate conveyances. The present
rates are 50 cents where the sum
exceeds $100 and does not ex
ceed $500 and 50 cents for each
additional $500. The only ex
ception in the increases in these
taxes, it was said, was made in
the case of playing cards.
teacher boards. By using a direc
tary of teachers in the county, he
I 41 k l..k
by saying that he is looking for
a nelce, who happens to be of the
name of the teacher.
Then after becoming fairly ao
quainted, and not being able to
locate his lost nelce. he springs
his book selling idea and undr
the plea of supposed relationship,
often secures a "liberal contract.
The books sold are in general
of some educational value, but the
prices are exorbitant. Having re
ceived a number of complaints as
to the workings of these enter
prising book agents, Mrs. M. L.
Fulkerson has issued the follow
ing letter:
"Dear Teacher: Book agents
are infesting the county just now.
In most cases their prices are
higher than your salary warrants
an expenditure.
"This is simply a suggestion to
exercise your good Judgment be
fore you invest. Remember we
have a good state library which
serves you free."
cbrist will appoint a special com
mittee. At the last monthly meeting of
the Cherrians every member was
called upon for an expression of
opinion as to the activities of the
organization; and following in line
with a number of the suggestions,
King Bing McGllchrist has assign
ed committees and will begin at
once to organize for work.
Personnel of Committees
Committees appointed and
which will be assigned for active
duty following the meeting next
Tuesday evening are as follows:
Entertainment Carl B. Webb,
chairman; E. Cooke Patton, A. H.
Gille and V. E. Kuhn.
Camp Grounds L. W. Gleason,
chairman; W. J. Kaerth. George
Alderin, J. H. Lauterman, Hariey
o. White and W. H. Parker.
Blossom day Milton L. Meyers
chairman; Grover Hillman. Elmer
Dane. K. 8. Kngel, C. B. Clancey.
Lee L. Gilbert, P. E. Fnllerton
and E. S. Gillingham.
State fair A. N. Pierce, chair
man; George G.'Bro wn. Dr. H,
C. Epley, Lee Unruh, W. I. Staley
(Coa tinned on page 2)
Wife of Man Sentenced to
Hang Asks Olcott for Legal
Dissolution of Marriage
While other persons are trying
to save Elvie D. Kirby. one of the
men Implicated in the slaying of
Sheriff Til Taylor of Pendleton,
from going to his dath on the
jrallowa. Kirby'a wife, Mrs. Jennie
B. Kirby is trying to obtain a dia-
f t t inn Sf ttictl- m niln ita n Mil
she wants Governor Olcott tojtnan tnree DOUrS,
grant her a divorce.
The governor was In receipt of
a letter from Mrs. Kirby yester
day. She is at Paradise, Utah. She
wants to know what was done
with Kirby and requests the gov
ernor to issue a divorce decree
and grant hr custody of their
child. She declares she has am
ple ground for divorce.
The governor has replied to the
effect that he has no authority to
grant her or anyone else a divorce
and suggests that sho take the
matter uj with an attorney. He
informs Mrs. Kirby that the re
prive of Kirby has been extend-sd
to July 7.
Question Taken up With
Governor by Clearing
House Association
Whether Monday will be a legal
holiday in Oregon depends on
action by Governor Olcott after' he
has a formal opinion from the
office of Attorney General I. H.
Van Winkle. The Portland Clear
ing House association has request
ed the governor, since there is
doubt about the status of the
day, to declare it a holiday so
there may be no danger of bus!
ness being transacted on a day
when it cannot legally be trans
acted. Sunday is Lincoln's birthday,
which is recognized in Oregon as
a non-judicial day and also as a
school holiday, but with doubt
existing as to whether it. Is an
absolutely legal holiday. When
the occasion of a holiday falls on
Sunday the holiday Is observed on
the following Monday. Some of
the Portland banks already have
declared their intention to remain
closed Monday and do not want
to discommode business by de
ciding now to remain open.
In telephone conversations with
the Portland men late yesterday
Governor Olcott told them he was
opposed to declaring the day a
legal holiday, but because of the
attitude taken in Portland he
would consider it by consulting
the attorney general. The latter.
in a verbal opinion to the gover
nor, indicated that Lincoln's birth
day really is not a legal holiday
in Oregon, pointing out that the
legislature never has adjourned
on that day.
Th governor had intended to
keep (the executive offices open
Monday, and it Is understood that
most ?of the other offices in the
state house had expected to re
main open for the transaction of
state business.
Captain Lusti Refuses
To Discuss Ship Loss
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. Captain
William Lusti. of the former tran
nort Northern Pacific, destroyed
by fire off Cape May. N. J.. arriv
ed today with the 27 rescued mem
bers of his crew from iewpori
News. Va.. where they were land
ed by rescue ships.
The captain and several mem
bers of the crew immediately went
before the United States steam
boat inspectors to tell what they
knew about the origin of the fire
Captain Lusti said:
"I have lust gone through -
trying time and do not care to
discuss the matter. You must go
to the shipping board to get yonr
information. I would be glad to
discuss the details but I have been
requested to not to."
FORT MADISON, la.. Feb. 10
Declaring he had been comman
ded by strange voices in a dream
to kill his father, Clark Huff, 23
arose daring the night and shot
to death his lather, John Huff,
Comedienne Declares Sbs
Can Offer No SchSica
Whatever to Mysteriocj
Killing of Fika Director
"Sands is the man we must
find," declared Thomas Lee
Wollwine, district attorney at
midnight after a nighFof in
vestigation into the murder of
William Desmond Taylor, film
director, . that included the
questioning of Mabel Nor
mand, screen star, for more
FRESNOCaL' Feb. 10-A
man believed to be Edward F.
Sands, wanted in Los Angeles
n connection with the murder
of his former employer, Wil-
lam Desmond Taylor, slam
motion picture director, 'will
be arrested early tomorrow,
Sheriff W. F. Jones said to
Mabel Normand, famous film
comedienne, issued a state
ment tonight through her
manager in which she de
clared she could "not offer
any solution whatever" for
the mysterious slaying of Wil
liam Desmond Taylor, motion
picture director. Miss Nor
mand, who was among .the
last persons to see Willumi
Desmond Taylor, alive, ar
rived at the district attorney's
office at 8 0 clock tonight In
response to a summons from
that official. : K
With Miss Normand was
William Davis, her, chauffeur
who drove the actress to thf
Taylor home the night the di
rector was murdered and whs
previously, in statements ta '
the police corroborated her
declaration that Taylor ac
companied her to her automo
bile when she departed.
The statement follows:
"No one wUl ever know how X
regret the terrible tragedy. I have
told truthfully everything I know
and am very sorry Indeed I can
not offer any. solution whatever
as to the motive' which prompted
the terrible deed. I. have satis
fied the Lot Angeles Authorities.
both police attd .district attorney's
office, that I know nothing anoui
the murder ana have offered ray
services or a statement at any
time I may be called to help ap
prehend the assassin.
Lingrrta Unclaimed
The handkerchief and gown
found in Mr. Taylor! apartment
have been Identified ; as . other
than mine. It has been establish
ed that I was not in love with Mr.
Taylor; that he escorted me to
my car that evening and chatted
until I drove away when wo wav
ed goodbye to each other.
"Please tell the public that 1
know absolutely nothing about
this terrible happening .and that
Mr. Taylor and I did not quarreL"
The manager, A. McArthur,
said Miss Normand was ready to
"do her utmost" to solve the mys
tery. At 10:43 p. m. Mr.,Woolwine
emerged from his office and an
nounced he had nearly .finished
questioning Miss Normand and
had obtained frAn her "nothing
that would throw any further light
on the case."
Mr. Wool wine stated that when
he had finished with Miss Nor
mand, he would summon her
chanffeur. Davit, but expected to
question no further witnesses to
night. Sands Gallt Doubted
'I believe Miss Normand has
told me practically everything she
knows about the ease," laid Mr.
"This included nothing that
would further connect Edward
Sands, the missing butler, with
the sin ring. Sands occupies the
same position he baa from the be
ginning. I have learned nothing
tonight to make me believe be is
the guilty party any more than 1
have learned from the police evi
dence already submitted to me."
"The case is at baffling as ev
er," said Mc. Woolwlne,
Before Miss Normand emerged
from the district attorney's cham
bers. Davis was called In.
Newspaper men were not 'In
formed as to whether Davit vras
to be questioned in Mist Nor
mand't presence, but it was be
lieved he would not be. and that
the actress wat in another of the
private rooms.
Investigation into the circum
stances surrounding the shooting
here last week of William Des
mond Taylor, film director, pro-
continued on page 2)