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SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1922
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President Tells Lincoln Day
Audience He Craves Re
' turn of Intelligent Con-
IS HELD INFERIOR
Women Participate jn Meet
t ing Similar Events On
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.
President , Harding in a Lincoln
Aaj address before the League of
Republican Stat clubs of the Dis
trict of Columbia,' tonight said lie
eraved "the return of intelligent
conventions in the Republic."
"X had rather hare men appeal
for popular support on the pro
nouncements of party conventions,
uttering their convictions," the
president said, "than to have the
appeal of the Individual for his
"I would rather trust tne decla
ration of a party in national con
vention expressing; the conscience
of Its membership in representa
tive convention, looking forward
to a successful appeal to the con
science anad convictions of the
country," he added, "than I would
to the ephemeral passing whims of
public life. , .
v r Lincoln Called .Partisan -i
"I believe In political parties.
Ours , is , tb representative popular-government,
parties, and if I could express one
outstanding wltsh tonight,' I
would rather have a little more of
the party spirit of Lincoln's time
than some I knQw" of nowadays.
, "-Lincoln was the great partisan.
No" greater or better Republican
ever lived. And he believed as I
know Ton 'believe, that the great
cat possibilities of service are in
fh party." ft.
Senator Shortridge of Califor
nia, - Representative Beedey of
Maine, Colonel Edward James Cat
tell of hiladelpbla, Mrs. Harriet
Taylor Upton, vice chairman or
the' executive committee of the
Republican National committee,
and Mrs. Virginia White Speel ef
Jthis city, also spoke. All eulogized
'Abraham Lincoln and appealed for
A continuance of his spirit within
ghe party while the women paid
(Continued on page C)
L from one of the martyred
EUGENE MAN IS
TO ENTER RACE
PORTLAND, Or., Feb. 11.
Louis E. Bean of Eugene,
speaker of the lower house of
the legislature, today formally
announced his candidacy for
the Republican nomination for
Mr. Bonn is the second per
son to announce his candidacy.
The first was J. D. Lee of
Portland, member of the Mult
nomah delegation in the legis
lature, who announced several
week ago. Bean's plans have
been uncertain since the spe
cial legislative session.
Judge Stephen A. Lowell of
Pendleton, tentatively an
nounced, during the last week.
George L. Baker of Port
land withdrew from the race
some time ago.
Ben W. Olcott, incumbent,
is expected to announce his
candidacy in a few days.
Charles Hall of Marshfield
is not expected to run.
. Senator I. L. Patterson's in
tentions are not known gen
erally. Seymour Jones of Salem
may be a candidate.
Mrs. Maud Smith Left' for
Visit in Portland, But Did
Not Reach Destination
Where is Mrs. Maud Smith?
This is the question put up to
Salem police by 3. W. Smith of
670 North Summer street. His
wife left for Portland, February
S, where she was to have visited a
sister-in-law, Mrs Dan Maxfield.
Mr. Smith stated.
Mrs. Smith has failed to arrive
in Portland and Mrs. Maxfield 1b
In this city, aiding in the search
for the missing woman. All ef
forts to find her have been unsuc
cessful. There have been no do
mestic troubles of any nature, Mr.
Mrs. Smith is 21 years old, is
five feet, nine Inches in height,
weighs 131 pounds and Is of light
president's last photographs
Harding Accused of Violat
ing Civil Service Law in
Appointing Postmaster at
SYSTEM IN DANGER,
Speaker Charges Extrava
gance in Attack on Las
ker of Shipping Board
WASHINGTON. reb. Un
charges of violating the civil ser
vice . laws were made againet
President Harding today in the
senate bp Benal r Harrison, Demo
crat, Mississippi, in an attack on
Republican management of gov
In appointing French Crow as
postmaster of Marion, Ohio; his
home city, by executive order. Sen
ator Harrison sa!d Mr. Hardtng
had "stamped" the law under
foot. The appointment, which
Senator Harrison announced he
would oppose and urge to be dis
cussed in the senate, was. he de
clared, "the moat glaring incident
in the history of civil service in
the United States."
System In Jtanger, Clafrn
"How can, followers of civil
service have any faith or confi
dence?" he asked. "This is the
beginning 5. of th destruction ot
the civil service system."
He also attacked Chairman Las
ker of tbe shipping board, declar
ing be had made statements re
garding its alleged economy of ad.
ministration which had not been
borne out and also criticized an
appropriation bill provision ex
tending the annual 125,000 trav
elling allowance fund of the pres
ident for use lor official entertain
iTUflon Expense Cited
Chairman Warren of the ap
propriations committee, defended
the travel entertainment fund and
called attention to tbe expendit
ures abroad of former President
Senator Warren said that "some
millions of dollars" had been
spent by Mr. Wilson "and no ac-
eonnting made for tt .yet."
That Senator Harrison was
seeking to inject partisan politics
into the discussion was charged
by Senator Warren, while Mr.
Harrison countered with the
statement that Senator Warren
had raised the question of parti
sanship Caraway Joins Attack
"The civil service administra
tion also was attacked again toy
Senator Caraway, Democrat, Ar
kansas and others.
Senator Harrison said it was
"a farce the way postmasters are
appointed." Other appointments,
he added, were subject to the
same indictment. Without Re
publican political influence, he
declared, there was "no chance to
get a job under 'this administra
tion." This condition, be said, in
his opinion, resulted from orders
Lower Price Than at Present
May Prevail in Spring,
Farmers who are holding their
hay for a higher market are likely
to awake early in the Bprinc and
find the price depressed and no
market. This is the opinion of
several dealers who handle hay
The opinion is based on the fact
that while there is a Rood de
mand for hay at present. Linn
county has large quantities and
carload shipments are being made
from the Woodburn district.
Farmers within a radius of s'x
or eight miles have not been in
clined to sell at the present .open
market, and m a result buying is
done in the outside surrounding
There is an abundance of hay,
dealers say, and too much on hand
to clean up before spring grasses
lessen the demand. However.
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TO SELL Iff
MONUMENTS MARK CAREER OF ABRAHAM
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Upper Left Birthplace, near Hodgenville, Ky. Upper Right Me
morial at Washington, D. C Centex Familiar statue by Gutzon Borg
lum, in Newark, N. J. Center Right House in Washington where
Lincoln died after being shot la Ford's Theater, Lower Right Lincoln's
tomb in Springfield, 111.
ARE AFFECTED BY
The future electrical extension policy of the Oregon pub
lic service commission, under the terms of an order issued
yesterday, will require all utilities furnishing electrical ener
gy to expend at least $60 for each and every prospective cus
tomer Within. urban territory, which in all ordinary circum
stances is sufficient to take care of at least a pole and span
expenditure. Under the policy several districts near Salem,
may soon ask for electric extensions.
Three prospective customers, placing of an undue burden upon
under the order, would be entitled the already ex!?tlnK cor-umer.
1Ca or I- May Quirt Difficulty
to an extension costing $180 or, ,.The commhs(on bel1iVes t;iat
lees, while five prospective cupto-, Qrder .n tMs c0VerinK the
mers wouia oe enuueu
lar concession costing $300 or
Ffxcd Policy Lacking
"Probablv no greater source ot
complaint has existed than that
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and fixed policy as regard--tensions:."
pays th order, "'This
order " is he result of an almost
continuous investigation by the
commission extending over a per
iod of two years.
"Heretofore in Oregon there
have been almost as many exten-
gion rules as there were utilities
and each such rule has oeen more
or lesn modif;ed to the particular
extension undr consideration.
'Tnder the'4 commission's poli
cy adopted today the utility will
construct the entire extension with
certain restrictive recitations to
safeguard improvident expendn
tares by requiring th" consumer
to absorb the extra or axcess cos.
This restriction will prevent the
Hazard Only Man in Salem Who
When a Boy Was Patted on Head
by Honest Abe-Tells About It
K. W. Hazard, cashier of the
I'nited States Nntionnl bTnk. "s
the only mfn in the citv who was
patted on the head while a boy
by President Lincoln, and ho does
n't deny it. The Incident happen
ed in tn fojlnwinr manner:
Mr. Hazard's father was a resi
dent tyf (Isleslnirg. 111.', and wa
liiite prom'n?nt in business i:ii
political circles. Hence when it
was announced that L'nco'.n and
Douglas would speak on a certain
day during the summer of ISo.
1 Mr. Hazard took his bov Edgar
i along in order that he might tec
I'the two great men who were op
' posing each ether politically. 1
9mt 4 p-t iimmmn ill K --.ii?.,-7?Ki x f til ? c ..u ill I u
urban extension is the definite ko-
lution of tne extension problem
which will equitably and reason
ably provide for extension of e!ec-
1 tri(. service in this state.'
1 The extension rules for elctricai
i.tiiities, a aiopted by the com
Rule 1. Applicant defined:
The term "applicant" as used in
thee rules shall be any person
or persons who shall contract to;
use electric service at tariff rates
for a period of at least three years;
j (a urDan
used, shall include all additions
to distribution systems as limited
in rule 3, built primariy to serve
consumers located within the cor-
porate limits of cities or villages
j or other territory which has a
(Continued on page 6)
i Mr. Hazard, who was then a
boy S ur 5 nine years old nter
'ed'into the f-pir.t of the oi-.i-io i
and wb?r. Lincoln and I'cug'is
were beng driven throueh t'ie
'town, followed along shoutMi.
; "Hurrah for Honest Old Abe."
And wh"n Lincoln sliRhterl
from the carriage, ymmg ll.iz'rd
in hip enthusiasm, ran up to the
great man and con tinuod to shotit
! about "Honest Oid Abe."
! , This attracted-Mr. Lincoln's at
tention and he stepped up to the
incited boy. and patting him on
1 the head said:
j "That's right, my boy, keep on
1 shouting for Honest Old Abe
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Though Park Clean-up Im
possible, Boys Clear Snow
from Federal Walks
The unexpected blanket of snow
yesterday lingered just long
enough to interfere with the Sa
lem Boy Scouts city park clean
up campaign. However. Scout
Executive Zinzer directed the sur
plus energy toward a useful ef
fort by ordering a charge against
.the snow-covered walk of the
pJS-toffico grounds. Paths and
crossings were quickiy cleared by
the lads, whose motto is "Lo a
Good Turn Daily."
Saturday was the g;nal day of
national Boy Scout wetk. and
was closed at the Y. M. C. A. cafe
teria last night where the Salem
Scoutmasters' association and the
local scout council entertained
members of the Astoria Scouts'
bugle corps. Harold Cook, scout
executive for Astoria; Scout Com
missioner Walter !)enton. o Sa
lem and Dr. K. E. Fisher gave
short' talks upon matters of con
structive interest in scouting.
While in this rily the Astoria
scouts visit (I stit- institutions,
the capitol. th- stat- n!r.uy. e:
ifntiary and the staf hospital.
The importance or the Hoy
Scout movement will be discussed
from Sa!"!i': nulpitE t"da Sro'its
viU at; !''. ih- r ot r; .h;;;che.4 in
uniluvi'i. if p-if-Mb".
Troop No. 0. of the Salem
scouts, is giving a fine example
of the "Good Turn" motto by ald
int; an agd woman who lives
alone in one section of the city.
Kach patrol is taking . turns in
fhU'Piii- wood for this woman,
who is physirally una!!- to pcr
foi :ii this man s task.
Curl of Albany Becomes
Candidate for Senate
L M Curl of Albany yesterday
filed with the secretary of pate
his formal declaration as a eandi-j
date for the Republican nomina--tion
for state senator from Linn!
county, the second senatorial di?-j
trict. His slogan is "For a con-,
Kervatie business administration'
with due consideration of public
Unsettled, probably rain west
and snow flurries east portions.
Moderate southerly. wiads
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Stiff and Paulus Residences
on Summer Street Ran
sacked Last Night
Two prominent Salem residen
ces were entered by burglars last
night during tho absence of the
owners, according to reports filed
with Night Sergeant Davis at tho
Herbert Stiff, of 109 5" North
Summer street, was the luckier
of the burglar's victims. Mr.
Stiff reported that a quantity of
his favorite brand of cigars was
taken while tho thieves left a $30
liberty bond, a $90 watch and a
necklace untouched upon the floor
after ransacking bureaus and
tables. Entrance was secured
through a front window.
Robert Paulus. a neighbor of
Mr. Stiff, reported that his resi
dence at 1153 North Summer
street had been explored toy
prowlers who .secured a diamond
layalier, IZ in currency, bank
vouchers and statements, a foun
tain pen and a pair of cuff links.
A front window had been "jim
m'ed." The burglaries were reported
between 10 and 11:40 last night
and the police patrol car was
us"d in scouring (he neichborhood
but without success. It is be
lieved that th'- burglar.-; are using
a car in making their get-away.
alein, being favorably situated
011 the Southern Pacific railway,
and therefore on the line of travel
for important personages, has
been visited by many a notable.
A few residents may possibly
remember as far bark as 18 CI
when the city was visited by the
hiost prominent Unitarian minif
ter of war times, the Rev., Thomas
Starr KinR. His talks were along
patriotic lines and he was consid
ered one of the Krcatest orators
ever speaking in Salem.
Schuyler Colfax, speaker of the
house of representatives at Wash
ington, accompanied by such
prominent men as Governor Bross
of Illinois. Albert D. Richardson
of the New York Tribune, and
Samuel Bowles, editor of the
Springfield, Mass., Republican,
stopped orcr In Salem in July, of
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I DO YOU REMEMBER?
SHEEN GUILD !
' DENIES IE
Chaplin. Ray, Jalmadge
Uiirls, Anita Stewart and
' Others Sign Statement
to American Public
HAPPY WEDLOCK SAID
TO EXCEED DIVORCES
Recent Unsavory Publicity
Declared to Be Without
LOS ANELES, Feb.
Thirty members of the Inde
pendent Screen Artists guild
met here today and issued a
statement asking fair play
from the public in its consid
eration of conditions in the
motion picture, industry and
especially in the lives of the
motion picture people.
The statement follows:
"We do not ask for special
favors, but only for the Amer
ican principle upon which this
democracy was founded one
of fair play.
"The recent unsavory pub-i
licity that has followed the
wake of the demise of the
late William Taylor has re
suited in our industry being
maligned, mere rumor accepted-
as factr "end idle gossip
magnified into reality.
"Billy Taylor, needs no eu
logy. The life he led, was but
an indication of the true char
acter of the man who wal
struck down by an assassin'!
"The police have given as a
theory that revenge accentu-
ated the -crime that resulted
in William Taylor's death, ex
oenrating the motion picture
industry or any of its persons
as being implicated.
"We are not rampant with
XormaJ Beings, Claim
"The American public didn't at
tack all governors because of a
charge filed against certain
"The American public did not
attack all ministers because ot a
wanton crime, charged to a
preacher of the gospel.
"AH we ask Is that the publlo
bear with this industry and not
accept rumor aa fact.
"We are just normal beings.
We are not ethereal, and do not
want to be regarded as such.
"Our happy marriages far ex
ceed those of divorce, our church
going populace is equally as much
as that of any other profession.
"We are law abiding citizens,
and we rear families.
"And yet William Taylor'p
death has resulted In aspersions
being cast upon this industry and.
upon us for we ate striving to
make the world a better place to
lire in through the screen.
"And we who have accepted
that responsibility placed upon US
by the public through their pat
ronage, feel it a personal affront
to assume through innuendo that
we are not worthy of that honor.
"We have striven hard, and we
believe succeeded in giving Joy to
millions, in return It is only fair
that we expect support at least
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1865. Schuyler Colfax delivered
the address from the old Bennett
house on the present location of
the Masonic temple. He also vis
ited Salem again when vice presi
dent in 1869. .
W. H. Seward, the secretary of
state who purchased Alaska front
Russia for ST, 200,000 and who
was roundly abused for .buying
what was termed an iceberg, was
in Salem in 1869, on his return
from Alaska. He spoke in the old
Wigwam. located at Commercial
and Center. While here, Mr. Sew
ard vis'.ted Senator J. W. Nesmlth
in Polk county. George 1 Wooda
was governor at that time.
George Francis Train, well
known to the past generation, was
in Salem in -1869, speaking at the
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