The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 17, 1922, Page 1, Image 1

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Christian Endeavor Assemb
ly to Be Increased With
Large Delegation from
Portland Today.
.General Invitation Extended
. to Mass Meeting in Ar
mory Sunday
The state convention of the
Oregon Christian Endeavor soci
ety opened last night at the arm
ory for a four-day session, with
an attendance that promises one
of the most interesting conven
tions held for years, according to
Howard Zinser, presiding officer.
With more than 600 delegates
registered for the first evening's
session, the indications are that
with the Portland and other dele
gations to arrive this morning,
Jthe. registration will exceed 1000.
Governor Welcomes Delegates
Following the song service
opening the first session last
Slight under the direction of Mrs.
W. E. Wright, song leader, an ad
dress of welcome was delivered by
Governor Olcott, with a response
oy LeRoy Robinson. The address
of the evening was delivered by
the Rev. Earle P. Cochran, pastor
of the Alameda, Cal., Presbyterian
Today, Faul Brown will preside
fcnd the princlpaltalk of the after
noon and evening w411 be deliv
ered by Dr.' II. L. Bowman of
With 600 registering the first
day. there were scarcely enough
rooms volunteered to care for the
Visiting d elegates. Unless more
people in the city come to the res
cue to care for visitors, the enter
tainment committee will be seri
ously mbarrasBed when the big
delegation comes from Portland
this morning, to stay until the Sun
day afternoon session, anad many
rinlMfrstM from the more distant
parts of the state. Eugee is
sending an especially large dele
Majw Meeting Sunday
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
there will bo held the big mass
meeting in the armory, to which
every one is Invited. The conven-
turn win cioso duuj -with
the installation of officers.
The urogram, beginning with
this morning's session, for the re
mainder of the convention is as
Friday Morning
Paul Brown; Presiding
J: 00 Bible Study, Rev. Earle P
m? no "Foursquare" and Open
11:00 -Group Conference.
Friday Afternoon
' Paul Brown, Presiding
2:00-3:00 Group Conferences.
3-15 Song Service, led by Mrs
W. E. Wright.
One minute talks, by intermedi
Address "The Mantle of God
Dr. H. I Bowman.
Friday Evening
Tiii Brown. Presiding Qrtnr service, led by Mrs.
w V. Wrieht.
t.ik Selection by Convention
ciaottnn Chemawa Quintet
1 Address "Permanen.ce and
Sat unlay Morning
rn Hnv Ttahtnson. Presiding
9:00 Bible Study, Rev. Earle P
in.An rrenpral Conference. Paul
AViW . -
11:00 Short talks by Union Pres
Saturday Afternoon
Le Roy Robinson. Presiding
-1:00 -Business session.
Convention Picture.
I Christian Endeavor World ball
Bight seeing and visit to lnstltu
5:30 Banquets.
Saturday .Evening
Le, Roy Robinson, Presiding
7:30 Song service, led by Mrs
. W. E. Wright.
-- of officers.
. Budget raising.
, 1925 "Pep" session. .
t Address Mayor Baker
' ' Song.
Sunday Morning
8:15 Quiet talk Paul Brown
10:00 -Sunday school at church
at choice.
2:00 senior rally Le Roy Rob-
(Continued M page 2)
NKW YORK, Feb. 1G. The supreme court rrand jury today'
returned two indictments against (ienrge L. (Tex) Rickard, j
boxing promoter, charging him with rape in the second degree,
assault in tlve second degree and abducting two Ll-vear-obl ,
girls. Alice Ruck and Sarah shoenfeid. " i
Twenty minutes later the man who had staged the Dempsey-j
tjarpentier fight and other oig houts, appeared at the criminal,
courts building with his lawyers and pleaded not guilty. The.
district attorney's office announced that it would be content,
with the $10,000 bail furnished when Rickard was arraigned in(
magistrate s court last Saturday
the Society for t he Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
before leaving the court room Rickard denied reports cur
rent during the day that he had resigned as president f the
Madison Square garden corporation and that John Ringling,
circus man. would succeed him.
Rickard appeared free from
worry when he appeared before
Justice Vas3ervogel. He listened
attentively while his counsel ask
ed and obtained a week fn which
to study the papers in the case
and to prepare any motions he
might care to make.
Kirkard in Silent
Rickard declined to discuss the
cape which grew out of alleged at
tacks made on the girls, both i
the famous tower of Madison
Square garden, the home of Stan
ford White's room of mirrors that
figured in the Thaw case, and in
an apartment on West Forty-seventh
street. The case had been
before the grand jury for nearly
a week. In the event of a verdict
of guilty, a sentence of 10 years
could be imposed for any one of
general sales tax, or postpone
Harding's advice today to congress.
Chairman Fordney, of the
and Chairman McCumber of the
they did not think the bonus
silent as to a sales tax.
Leaders of the agricultural
against this tax and threatened
would include reenactment of
come surtaxes and an increase
such taxes.
This plan also was favored
Proponents of a sales tax pro-
fessed to be confident that be
cause of the strong desire In both
the house and senate to put
through the bonus bill at this
session, a majority of the mem
bers would come to accept this
levy rather than see the bonu3
program defeated.
Caution Will Rule
Pending more careful consid
eration of the whole problem and
possible further reaction from
the country, there seemed o be
a disposition on all sides to niovo
slowly. The president s letter,
addressed to Representative Ford
ney, was read at a joint meeting
of the Republican members of the
house and senate committees
deaiing with the bonus question
whoagreed after some discussion
to leave the matter in the hands
of the majority members of the
house committee.
It was announced that those
members would meet tomorrow,
but It was indicated that the tax
question would not be taken ip
immediately. Officers of the Am
erican legion will be called in
first. It was stated, to give 4.heir
views as to Mr. Harding's sug
gestion that instead of extending
the cash payments over two ana
one-half years, payment should be
deferred until ,,the day when we
may safely undertake to pay at
once In full."
o Predictions Made
Leaders generally. Doth Repub
lican and Democratic, said it wa?
too early to undertake any pre
diction as to whether if the issue
finally came down to that, ihe
bonus bill, with a sales tax pro
vision, would be defeated. Some
thought that many of those, now
opposed to a sales tax would ac
cept it rather than vote against
the bill, but asserted that It prob
ably would be several days at
least before there would be a
crystallization of sentiment on
which it would be safe to base
a prediction.
In suggesting a . general sales
tax as "the only commendable
plan" of raising funds, Mr. Hard
ing said he believed the Ameri
can people would accept uco a
on a complaint preferred ov
th three offenses charged.
Hickard is known the world
over. Called the most colorful
promoter in the boxing game, he
har, roamed through Alaska and
the Texas panhandle, the old
world and the new. Part owner of
the world's largest ranch. 4.0U0
000 acres, located in Paraguay, he
has engaged in all kinds of promo
tion enterprises.
Prntnotw A minimis
When he took possession ot
Madiron Square garden in July.
1920, he announced that he plan
ned to make it the "sport center
of the universe."
Besides the Dempsey-Carpentier
scrimmag-e, fights that he has pro
moted include the Dempsey-Wil-lard
bout in Toledo and the Johnson-Jeffries
match in Reno.
Pay the soldiers' bonus with a
the legislation, was President
house ways and means committee
senate finance committee, said
would be postponed, but were
bloc were outspoken, however,
to counter with a program that
the excess proms and higher in
in inheritance and some other
by some Democratic leaders.
levy for this purpose, adding that
it would distribute the cost so
that it would be borne by all of
the people and would not contrib
ute added difficulties to the prob
lems of readjustment.
Economy Necessary
If congress would not adopt
such a tax. the president wrote
that it . would be wise to let the
legislation go over until there
was a situation which would "jus
tify the large outlay," calling at
tention that the administration
"was driving for large econom
ies," pushing the disposition of
surplus war property and has
other transactions under consider
ation "which ought to prove a
great relief to the federal treas
ury." Fill OF LEAD
Astoria Hunter Swallows So
Much Shot With Game
He Becomes III
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. 16. John
H. Bell, noted locally as a hunter
of wiLd fowl and who for a period
of years past has eaten his kills
regularly, was taken seriously ill
a week ago with a mysterious
malady. Examination by X-ray
finally disclosed that his Intes
tines were full of shot and that
lead poisoning had resulted.
Physicians removed more than
200 of the shot, but a new X-ray
examination today showed more
than 100 shot still in the diges
tive canal.
Preparations were under, way
for a second operation for re
moval of the shot, which the doc
tors sajd .Bell undoubtedly had
sv&llotfed la eating wad low.
IFSpsti TSSti an
inspected nr
n ,
beventeen Members to LOOK
Personally At Lands
Sought in Offer Made to
Government by Mr. Ford.
Guaranteed Production of
Fertilizer at Given Fig
ure is Demanded
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16 First
consideration by th? senate agri
culture committee of the Ford of
fer for purchase and lease of the
government's properties at Mus-;
cle Shoals, Ala., resulted today j
in th presentation to the senate
of a resolution asking authority
for the 17 committeemen to in-
spect personally the projects in ,
Alabama. I
A suggestion by Representative i
M'.ller, Republican, of Washing
ton, that the house military com
mitteemen who are investigating
the offer also visit the properties,
was tentatively considered by that I
body but no rormal action was
Immediate Action Not Askel
The senate resolution was re
ferred to the auditing committee
with the explanation by Senator
Norris, Republican of Nebraska,
chairman of the agriculture com
mittee, that it was not his inten
tion to request immediate action.
Members of both the senate and
house committees believe that a
visit to Muscle Shoals would en
able them to better comprehend
the question and work out more
intelligently its solution.
Appropriations would be neces
sary to meet the expenses of the
two groups and it was said to be
principally because of that fact
that the house committee reserv
ed decision on Mr. Miller's sug
gestion. Chairman Kahn said he
believed it would be posslb'e fcr
members of the house and of the
senate to visualize Muscle Shoals
by use of motion pictures.
Morie Show Offered
He accordingly arranged to give
a movie show in the house cf
fice building caucus room and in
vite all who were interested.
J. W. Worthington, chairmm
of the executive committee of the
Tennessee River Improvement as
sociation and adviser to Mr. Ford
on the Muscle Shoals transaction,
was the only witness heari to
day by the military committee.
He offered the use of a film
which, h said, depicted the de
velopment of Muscle Shoals, and
showing the various plants and
power projects at the present
time. The offer was accepted.
The counter offer of the Ala
bama Power company for purch
ase and lase of the properties
yesterday received general atten
tion at the cap'tol today, although
it was not; officially before the
legislators. It was transmitted,
however, from the war depart
ment to Secretary Weeks" resi
dence, so that it might be stud
ied by the war secretary during
the time he is confined by th?
slight attack of cold which has
troubled him since yesterday.
James' Suggestion' Accept 1
Mr. Worthington agreed at the
suggestion of Representative W
F. James, Republican of Michi
sran. to put a statement in the
committee's record which would
show the number of minimum
tons of finished fertilizer which
could be produced annually by
Mr. Ford would agree definitely
to produce a fixed amount f fer
t'.lizer in their completed forms
and were informed by the wit
nesses that he believed that im
Members who pressed the
question said th?y wanted a
clause written into the offer
which would guarantee produc
tion of fertilizer at a given f is
ure as a substitute for th ex
isttng language which they as
serted promised only the produc
tion of nitrogen and fertilizer
It was intimated that such
provision would be recommended
by the committee when it finally
reported the offer to the house
lor a vote in acceptance or re
jection of the Ford plan.
: 4 "
i Princess -&y
N Mart andS$ ' ,t -r f B
'-pHE wedding of Princess Mary, only daughter of Queen Mary and King George of Great
Britain, to Lord Lascelles, heir to the Earl of Harcwood, is taken with much interest
by the English people, who are
been identified in the hiorhest
worthiness. He is a erneat leader in tho finanrinl World a
and is connected with many English athletic societies. Besides being the sole heir to the
Earl of Harewood, he is very wealthy in his own right. It is said that he may be ap
pointed Governor-General of Ireland. Princess Mary, on the other hand, is one of the most
liked of all European Princesses and has long been identified and connected with the work
of charitable organizations.
France, where sh2 tended to the wants of wounded soldiers. She is a leader in social cir
cles and is a head in Great Britain's Girl Scouts. These pictures of Princess Mary and the
Earl are two of the best thus far to be published.
Employe of Mabel Normand
Quizzed at Prosecutor's
Office Two Hours
William Davis, chauffeur for
Mabel Normand, film actress, was
subjected to another quizzing to
day by officials who are search
ing for a clew to the murderer
of William Desmond Taylor, mo
tion picture director.
Davis was summoned to the of
fice of the district attorney where
William C. Doran, chief deputy.
questioned him. The session
lasted for two hours, with a court
stenographer all of the time.
Deputy sheriffs and an investi
gator for the district attorney al
so were present part of the time.
At rhe conclusion It was stated
Davis had re-told his original
story, corroborating that of Miss
Normand one of the last persons
to see Taylor aliv? that the di
rector accompanied her to her
automobile when she left his
apartment a short time before he
was murdered.
The officials were said to have
received some information from
Hartford. Conn., today, relative
to Edward V. Sands, the missing
former butler-secretary to Tay
lor. This was understood to in
clude the statement that for some
months prior to the latter part
of 1919 Sands was known among
the navv sailors there and at New
London as "Chief" Snyder.
McNary Not Anxious to
Head Agricultural Bloc
16. The
senate aericultural bloc, its
here HorlnroH tnrinv would fontin
ue in more or Inactive form de -
spite the resignation from the
nt. f it, reanizer and offi -
p'ai hairmin pnatnr ICenvon ot
Indications poiut
Capper. Republican. Kansas. as
the successor of Senator Kenyon
as bloc chairman.
The bloc is bi-partisan. accorrt
tr some si-nafors. nas losrmii iu lui-'im-iB oi me stiw a
some active Republican adherents
since some of its roemners criti
cised President Harding, Secretary
Weeks and other Republican lead
ers. Senator McNary. Republican,
Oregon, has been under discussion
as a candidate for chairman but
was said to have indicated that
he had no desire to head the bloc,
although he would continue as a
Treatises U
inclined to fav or the match.
of Great. Britain's ex-elusive
During the war she was a Red
Patients Now Far Above Leg
islative Estimate, but De
ficit is not Expected
The population of the state
hospital for the insane here has
reached the highest point in its
history, but notwithstanding the
unexpected increase, Dr. R. E. L.
Steiner believes he will be able
to finish the biennium on th-2
appropriation allowed by the last
regular session of the state legis
lature. The population of patients yes
terday was 1870, and attendants
of the institution were in vari
ous parts of the state to bring in
eight more who had been commit
ted. Counting employes of the
hospital the population now will
be 209$. The legislative appro
priation was made on a basis of
an estimated 1X00 patients.
Marshfield Man Announces
Himself Principles to
Be Set Forth Later
In telegrams sent to the morn
ing newspapers of the state, last
night. Charles Hall of Marshfield
announced himself as a candidate
' for the Republican nomination for
governor or the state.
Hall's formal announcement oi
! candidacy has been expected since
i he received the endorsement last
1 Saturday night in Portland of the
' so-called
lederated societies.
which has a strong organization In
j Portland. All of the organiza
tions represented in the organiza
tion are non-Catholic.
In his telegram Mr. Hall said
- J mat wunin iu aays ne win suo-
summary of the principles on
which his candidacy is based.
Previous announcements for
this nomination have been made
by State Representative Louis E-
Bean of Eugene, and J
D. kee of
Friday, rain;
strong southerly
Viscount Lascellea has long
rirrles a man nf rpnnt nH
lpndmor fioniro in tnrf firloa
Cross worker and went to
Witnesses Have influenza
Others Offer Some Dam
aging Evidence
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16. The
trial ot Mrs. Madalynne Oben
chain, charged with the murder
of J. Helton Kennedy, was brought
to a halt by illness late today. Ad
journment was taken until next
Monday morning in the hope that
witnesses reported to be suffering
from influenza would be able to
appear then.
Slow progress was made in the
trial touay because of the diffi
culty in locating witnesses. j
R. .1. Sanderson, a Pullman
porter, testified that Burch had a
shotgun among his baggage when
he arrived here from Chicago on
July 24.
William C. Pilger, employed at
an automobile rental park, testi
fied Hurch rented a car from him
on July 26, and returned it a
week later. He said Burch gave
his name as "M. C. Obenchain"
and his address as the hotel at
which Mrs. Obenchain was then
Lynn Keith, manager of anoth
er automobile rental establish
ment, testified that Burch hired a
car from him on the night W
August 4. and., according to a hub
attachment on the car for regis
tering mileage, drove 45 miles.
The night of August 5. he said,
Burch rented the same car and
drove 4 4 mile?. The car was tak
en out at 7:30 p. m. and returned
at 11:03. Keith said his records
showed. The time of the shoot
ing of Kennedy had been fixed as
shortly after 9 o'clock that night.
Kith said Burch signed the
name of J. L. Jones to rental slips
when he took the car out.
RIDGEFIELD, N. J., Feb. 16.
John Canova. a West HOboken
saloon keeper, was held without
bail today on a manslaughter
charge growing out of one of six
deaths reported by medical au
thorities to have resulted from
the drinking of poisonous liquor.
Tho Kentnckv house of represen
tatives today voted to submit to
the voters at the November elec
tion a bond issue of $10,000,000
to provide adjusted compensation
for the 99,000 Kentucky soldiers
who served in the World war.
Result is Request for Presid
ent Harding to Furnish
Fuii Information on Nego
tiations. '
Hitchcock, Johnson and Oth
ers Insistent Upon. Fur
ther Explanation
Senate debate on the four-pow
er Pacific treaty began today
with a preliminary tilt result
ing in a request to President
Harding for all available infof.
mation as to how the treaty wasv
negotiated. ,
An hour of general discus
sion which brought to the sur.
face various cross currentt'of
senate opinion but failed to de
velop definitely the relative
strength of supporters and op
ponents of the treaty, preceded
auopuon of the formal request
mr lmormaiion. too resolu
tion on the request had the sup
port of Republican and Dem
ocratic leaders alike and wai
approved without a record
While it awaited the presv
dent's reply, the foreign rsla,
tions committee decided to gl
ahead with other treaties re
suiting from the arms negotia--tions
in the hope that all of
them might be pressed to rati
fication without considerable
delay. At a meeting late in the
day, the committee completed
its reading of the naval limi
tation and submarine treaties
without bringing to light any
indication of opposition. To
morrow it will read through
the general Par Eastern and
Chinese tariff pacts.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
ranking Democratic member ot
the committee, and leader of ths
unsuccessful fight for ratification
of the treaty of Versailles present
ed the resolution requesting fall
information from the president.
With some minor changes In
phraseology. It promptly waa ac
cepted by Senators Lodge of
Massachusetts and Underwood of
Alabama, Republican and Demo
cratic senate leaders, respectively,
and both members of the Ameri
can deelgation to the arras, con-
ference. although each declared he
knew of no information regarding
the four-power negotiations that
was not already berore the sen-1
Underwood Explain
Senator Underwood explaining
at length why no record of the ne
gotiations was kept, declared the
discussions could not be carried
on in a public way because they
concerned principally the abroga
tion of the Anglo-Japanese alll
anace, a subject on which the Am
erican delegation could speak only
bv private suggestion. -'
"The heads of delegations."
Mr. Underwood added, "condaet
ed directly most of the interna
tional exchanges leading up tO th
treaty. .M
Declaring himself amazed
that no minutes ot the present
vession had been sept. Senator
Hitchcock replied that his resolfl
tlon at least might result in some
light being thrown on certain
questions raised in regard to' In
terpretation of the treaty terms.
Senator Johnson. Republican, Cal
ifornia, also declared a further
explanation was duo the senate
and the American people since the
900-pag? book of data submitted
with the treaties contained 'scarce
ly a reference to the four-power
Reply Pt Uncertain '
Wh?n President Harding will
reply to the resolution was uncer
tain tonight in view of the absence
of Secretary Hughes, who hat
gone to Bermuda.
It was indicated However, that
action would be taken as Quickly
as possible because of the presi
dent's desire to have ratification
of the treaties completed wlthoti!
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