The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 21, 1922, Page 1, Image 1

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Dignitaries of Church and
State Hasten Completion
of Formalities For Royal
Ecclesiastical, Civil and Tra
ditional Precedents Are
To Be Followed
. LONDON, Feb. 20. (By The
-Associated Pifeas) Officers of the
church and state are hastening to
ward i completion of the mare of
formality and detail -which a royal
-wedding necessitates with only
one week remaing before the nup
tial ceremonies of Princess Mary
and VIscouont l-ascelles in west
minster Abbey. ,
An English church wedding of
which folk of humble station are
the nrincinals involves a formid
able amount of formality, but
'when the bride is a daughter of
the reigning monarch these dif
ferences and infinitely multiplied.
"Whole libraries must be searched
for records of past ceremonials of J
jklmilar nature.
; Possible Blunders Feared
ThoA whose nosltlons in court
society or off Jce entitle them to be
InTited to the wedding: oioers.
members of the house of lords for
Instance; who have an. Inherent
lht to exnect invitations but for
whom ttoa Abbey does noi anora
adequate accommodations, wuroe
riven preference ; in assigniiiK
seats to those who are finally in
Tlted; the drafting of orders ror
Drocesslons at . the Abbey in ac
eordance to fixed rules of prece
dence and the selecting from the
whole military, navai ana air
forces of various, units to compose
the several escorts and guaras
honor are among tne mynaa HK.I-
riAntala -which must receive care-1
tul consideration and tne employ-
ment or mucn iaci
An unintentional blunder In dis
crimination might lead to serious
complications. -
Peers Draw Lota
The peers accepted the situa -
lion in good grace ana arew iois
for seats at -the Abbey, and the
arranagetnent apparently satisfied
all partljes.
When these and other prellmin- ug. mfs Wilson Johnston of
tries are settled, the approval of Portland also attended, represent
church authorities who are $nR tne women's work of the
charged with responsiDimy ior
seeing tnat tne is nu
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-iDcra nave
m me emnouw "--Jl"
mm inn out m3 w5 1
drawn several weeks ago, but the
final Btage obtaining the king's
conclusive assent nas now oeen
reached, and the official program
of the proceedings is expected to
- be available by Wednesaay.
Old Tradition Holrfs
In' addition to those elaborate
elvll and church preparations, an
other br no means" simple raattei
Is the purely legal aspect of the
arrangements, and as fixing the
pre-nuptial settlements as between
bride and bridegroom. An ancient
trltt!m In the English royaJ
family Insists that a royal bride
must not sign her name on her
wedding dav before she does so as
a part of the wedding ceremony.
A princess in 5 Victorian day,
whose signature to an Important
leral document was required on
the morning oi mer weaning. r
fused to comply until after the
ceremony, which kept the lawyers
waiuncr ana BenousiT iBier
with tire day's plan,
Price of Beer Boosted
; In City of Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. The
activity of federal prohibition au
thorities has resulted in the boost
ing ot the prices of beer in Pitts
ourgh according to a report to
Commissioner Haynes today from
Enforcement Chief John Exniclos,
6 t m a1 it : Iaaa A 4A a 4r)A
west couv a-1 ill la . uiiciu u
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WASHINGTON'. Feb. 20. The
senate passed today a. bill which
would reimburse the city of Bal
timore to the amount of $173,000
for expenses contracted ; In ' con
structlng works of defense in and
around the city during tne uviu
war. '
r-pHl3 is tne Interior or Westminster Abey, London, where
the daughter of the King
married, on February 28, to
mony will be performed on the
res.uiar semi-annual convoca-
tlon of th Eplscopal church, cen-
Mtral diocese of Oregon, was held
iQ Sahjm sunday. and Monday.
TIia mttAfin era woro ViaM q t- fit
pau,.a Epf8COpai church, and at
11 m AUibii3 nsiu -4 m a u
the rectorv adloinlnr
Bishop Walter T. Sumner of
Portland was the presiding offi
cer. The convocation was attend
ed also by Archdeacon J. C. Black
0f Portland, and Dean Jennings
1 0f Eugene, otner members wno
I had been expected were kept away
Dy illness, among these being
I Dean E. T. Simpson of Corval
The convocation gan Infor.
mally Sunday morning, with an
address by William Whitefield of
I Portland, a lay member, on "The
Nation-wide Compaign." This he
The city council's proposed jit
ney and truck legislation was tab
led by the councllmen at the reg
ular meeting held in the city hall
last night.
Alderman Henry Vandervort
last night tossed a lighted bomb
into the midst of the police com-
maton as t0 why Chief of Police
Moffltt had not acted upon the
-----i,.- r,jnn in refusing licen-
ses to the Gem. Eldridge and
Clark hotels and rooming houses.
"These places have not been
closed for one day since the coun
cil acted two weeks ago," declared
I also want to ask Chief of
Police Moffitt if it is not true that
he recommended that the Leonard
hotel be refused a license as well
as the three others."
"I cannot answer that question
right now without consulting my
list." said Chief Moffitt.
"I want to call the council's at
tention to the fact that C. S. Ham-
- i - - . . t aw m
J dally interested In the Leonard
hotel, was present at the meeting
I v ' -I.:- -.! -Van"
wwii i ilia utiivu "m
stated Vandevort.
Alderman George Wenderoth
also added a few questions. Why
had the Gem hotel been permitted
to operate when the owners ot this
place had withdrawn application
ofra license following the coun
cil's action.
Following the storm of ques-
I tions. olice Committeeman Ralph
Thompson offered the esplana
Itlon that he had forgotten to
iffrf "11:
and Queen of England will be
Viscount Lascelles. The cere
raised platform in the center.
illustrated by the use of charts.
Other speakers during the sertes
were Bishop Sumner on "The
Source of Power for the Task Be
fore Us"; Mrs. Johnston. "Wo
man's Part in the Task"; Rev. H.
D. Chambers, rector of. the Sa
lsm church. "The Mission of the
Church and Its Responsibility";
Archdeacon Black, "The Task of
the Church in Church Extension."
and Dean Jennings, "The Organi
zation of the Church for the
A reception was held at the rec
tory Monday afternoon prior to
the leaving of the out-of-town
guests. Dinner and breakfast
was served to all the visitors at
the rectory, the women of the
church joining forces to make
the whole entertainment program
one long to be remembered.
This wag the' first convocation
of the current church year.
speak of the final police action of
the affair during the previous dis
cussion under routing procedure.
"Chief Moffitt explained that
th Gem had changed ownership
and that all of the places in ques
tion had cleaned up and had put
in new registers and had prom
ised to reform," said Mr. Thomp
son. The council voted to give the
places another chance.
In the future, any violations by
these places or by any Salem ho
tel will result in a recommenda
tion for drastic action, according
to Mr. Thompson, who is chair
man of the police committee.
During last night's meeting.
Alderman Utter announced that
in collaboration with Alderman
Patton he was preparing an ordi
nance which would bring about a
1 per cent reductio nin the sal
aries of all city of Salem em
ployes. Alderman Patton also announc
ed that he was working upon an
ordinance which will make the
chief of police an appointee of
the mayor and not responsible
to Salem electorate for his action
as at present. Mr. Utter stated
that he was very much in favor of
the plan, which is in practice In
Portland and Oregon City. There
has been some objection to tit
ter's police proposal, on ground
that there is as much danger of
electing an inefficient mayor as
an unsatisfactory head of the po
lice department.
(Continued on pace I)
Differences Between Repub
licans Aired in Heatfd
Secret Discussion Lasting
Three Hours.
Fordney Still Declares For
eign Valuation Base Will
Be Debarred
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. Dif
ferences between Republicans of
the senate finance committee and
the house ways and means com
mittee over tariff valuation prin
ciples wera aired today at a three
hour secret conference without
any concrete result. Neither side
appeared hopeful tonight of an
early agreement.
The house committeemen. Rep
resentatives Fordniey, Longwoith
and Green, would constitute the
majority conferees for the house
on' any tariff bill proposed by the
senate held out strongly at today's
conference for the American valu
ation principle, who, in undertak
ing to rewrite the house measure
long ago abandoned that princi
ple. Majority Asks Conference
The conference was asked for
by the senate committee majority,
following the declaration Satur
day of Mr. Fordney that if the
senate sent back to the house a
bill carrying a foreign valuation
basis as tentatively agreed upon
by senate committee Republicans,
the ways and means committee
rould rewrite the measure on the
basis of the American valuation
principle and the house would re
turn that to the senate.
Chairman McCumber said it
was desirable to bring about an
agreement between the two com
mittees if possible before the bill
was reported to the senate as time
would probably be saved in that
way. It was explained that any
thfinre in tho principle
underlying the bill would involve
a recasting ot most of the ad val
orem rates or a rewriting of a
groat part of the whoie measure.
I)isruHion Ht'fatri
The discussion beh.nd closed
doors of the senate committer
room was said to hr.vo been heat
ed at times today, but many of
those in attendance thought the
frank discussion would serve to
clear the way for some kind ot a
compromise. Just now. however,
senators and representatives are
so far apart on the question that
a specific compromise has not
been seriously considered.
None of thos3 Interested was
prepared to say how long inter
committee conferences would de
lav the completion of the tariff.
but it was practically certain that
the measure would not be ready
for the senate before next month.
There already has been talk of
two or three months debate in
the senate and after a final vote
there the bill would have to go to
Emergency Officers May
Get Disabled Benefits
vote in the senate tomorrow on
the Bursura bill, giving disabled
emergency officers of the A. E F.
the same retirement benefits a3
regular army officers, was be
lieved assured as a result of an
agreement entered into late to
day. Under the agreement de
bate will proceed at 1 o'clock to
morrow under the five-minute
rule, and a vote soon afterward
is expected.
Actress Turned Down by
New York Supreme Court
NEW YORK. Feb. 20. Su
preme Court-Justice Mullan today
denied application of Edith Kelly
Gould, for an order vacating the
divorce decre? obtained in Paris
by Frank J. Gould.
In dismussing the action with
$10 costs the court set forth that
the action had not been brought in
good faith by the actress and that
the limit of her hope is to coerce
the defendant.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. Indict
ments were returned today charg
ing Leslie Harrington and 27
others with operating confidence
games through which several
thousand persons were swindled.
Big Convention Slated by
Knigths to Take Place in
Salem Coming Month
DALLAS, Or., Feb. 20 (Spe
cial to The Statesman.) Plans
are Ueing made by the Knights of
Pythias lodges of this district to
hold a big convention in Salem
on Tuesday. March 14. at the hall
of Central lodge of that city. The
plans are in the hands of Floyd
D. Mooro, district deputy grand
chancellor, and nothing will be
left undone by Mr. Moore to make
this meeting one of the biggest
successes in lodgedom ever held
in Salem.
Large delegations of Pythians
from Dallas. Falls City. Indepen
dence, Hi'.bbard and Sllverton
have signified their intentions of
attending the meeting. Several
officers of the Oregon grand lodge
will also be present, among them
Grand Chancellor Lief S. Finseth.
Salem being more centrally lo
cated in the district has been se
lected as the meeting place, and
word has been sent to all the
lodges of the district notifying
them of the big meeting.
Women Announce They Will
Drop Peaceful Methods
and Take up Cudgel
EVANSTON, 111.. Feb. 20. The
Woman's Christian Temperance
union "has fire in its eye" and is
going to drop its peaceful meth
ods and fight to a finish to elect
dry nominees in the fall elections.
the organization announced to
day in making public an editorial
entitled "The Terrible Meek."
which will appear in the union's
Ftate papers, appearing between
March 9 and May 15.
After declaring that peace has
always been the watchword of
the W. C. T. U. and that "gentle
ness, forebearance and everlast
ing perseverance have won its
victories heretofore," the editorial
"Next November there will be
a new congress and new state
legislatures are to be elected
Those legislatures and congress
must be dry.
The W. C. T..U. has always
stood for peace to be gained
through peaceful means. It still
stands for peace,' but seeing and
understanding the subtle propa
ganda of the wet interests, it is
going to fight that propaganda
with truth."
Further on, the editorial says:
"Of course we expect the liquor
interests to keep right on fight
ing under the cloak of a personal
liberty plea. They have labored
for greed and opposed all right
thinking and action. We are now
ready to fight propaganda with
absolute facts. We are not going
to sit back calmly and let them
fill the minds of readers with un
truths." Old Type of Walks Soon
Eliminated at Dallas
DALLAS, Ore., Feb. 20.
(Special to The Statesman.)
The city of Dallas intends to build
several miles of cement side
walks during the coming summer
and plans are now being made ny
the city council towards their con
struction. With this additional
cement sidewalk area practically
every old wooden walk in Dallas
will be discarded and as a city or
dinance forbids the construction
of wooden walks the old walks
of this type will soon be a thiug
of the past. Two years ago the
city voted to extend tne cement
sidewalk district to take in the
entire town and since that time
more han 10 miles of walks have
been laid of cement or concrete.
A new ordinance will undoubted
ly be passed before the walks arc
begun this year changing th 3 type
of walk from a two-piece concrete
to a solid concrete construction
This makes a far better type of
sidewalk than the old typ? and
will eliminate the crumblin ot
the top surface as sometimfs
takes place in the two-piece
CHICAGO, Feb. 20 Unan-
lmous support of a new move-
ment to Install men and wo
men of the working class in
the nation's legislative halls
was pledged by farmers,
members of the Socialist and
Farmer-Labor parties, labor
union leaders and clergymen
in a conference today, called
by a group of railroad union
men, headed by William H.
Johnston, president of the In
ternational Association of
Declared by Morris Hillquit
of New York, to be "the most
significant event that has tak
en place in the American la
bor movement for a genera
tion," the conference brought
together leaders high in labor
and minor political party cir
cles. Although Chairman
Johnston declared in his open
ing address that the time was
not yet ripe for formation of
a new party, today's meeting
was expected to develop the
germ of a new political organ
ization which some delegates
said would be functioning by
Non-Partisan political ac
tion in the 1922 elections was
the keynote of the meeting.
A dozen speakers pledged
their support of a program to
endorse candidates favorable
to the working class. Com
mittees on program and or
ganization will report to the
convention tomorrow when
definite plans are expected tp
be adopted.
By combining their efforts,
workers of every class could
build a political machine
which would elect to office
"men and women truly repre
sentative of the people of the
United States," E. J. Manion,
of the Order of Railway Te
legraphers, told the delegates,
and both he and Thomas Van
Lear, former mayor of Minne
apolis, pledged their support
to such a movement.
Morris Hiilquist of the Social
ist party declared he was not at
the meeting to make "political
capital" and did not seek office
for Socialist candidates there.
Sictalixt Aid Offered
''We -are willing to give every
thing we have as a party and as
a movement toward the common
f-aiiso " Ytr Hillnillt rtolnrpd
1 '"This is the first time that tha
progressive elements of all di
vergent factions have botten to
gether in one common action. I
believe it is the most significant
event that has taken place in the
American labor movement for a
Rev. Herbert Blgelow of Cin
cinnati made a plea to capture
the primaries in the established
parties by electing men represen
tative of the workers' interests.
and H. F. Samuels, a farmer ot
Idaho, urged the unity of all
classes In achieving that end. He
declared he had "looked and
hoped for 30 years to be in such
a convention as this."
Tide of Insurgency Skcn
Another clergyman. Rev. Rich
ard Hogue of Philadelphia, execu
tive secretary of the Church
League for Industrial Democracy,
pointed ont the opportunity to
gather support from the public.
"A tide of insurgency only
lacking direction," he said, was
sweeping the schools and semin
aries of the country and its sup
port could be gained by supplying
The organized farmers' attitude
was presented by A. F. Long of
the United Society of Agriculture,
who emphasized the necessity for
obtaining the actual facts on the
value of their production and de
manding their share of produe-
Fa rm cr- Labori tea Eager
The Farmer-Labor party, rep
resented by J. G. Brown, national
secretary, was friendly to the
new movement, asserted Mr.
Brown, who pledged his support
"in any liberal plan of coalition."
"We must depend on ourselves
and not on our political 'friends,
he declared. "We must develop
leadership within our own ranks."
The same Id?a was expressed
by James H. Maurer of the Na
tional Executive council of the
Socialist party and president of
(Continued on page 2).
Checks From Government for
Attendance at Drill Are
Distributed Today
In this mornipg's mal. members!
of Salem Company F, 162nd In
fantry, will receive checks from !
the treasury of the United States,
in payment of their attendance at
company drills for the six months
ending December 31, 1921.
The pay for-company drills Is
figured on the attendance of each
member of the company and in
order to draw pay. the member
must attend at least 0 per cent
of the drills. The pay for each
drill is equivalent to the pay for
one day in the regular army of
the same rank.
Members of Company F will re
ceive a total of $1561.9. Among
the non-commissioned offers and
privates, the following stood high
in attendance and received the
following amounts:
First Sergeant Ernest A. Rob
bins, $44.17.
Sergeants: Forest E. Wilborn,
$33.50; Bert L. Ford, $35.50;
Hyatt J. Maynard, $37.50; Harry
Plant, $31.83.
Corporals: Raymond W.
Brunkall. $29.06; George R.
Welch. $29.06; Harold W. McKin
ney. $30.83.
Privates First Class: Ray W.
Remmington, $22.50; Charles E.
Anderson, $22.17; William W.
Craig, $22.17; Harold L. Larson,
Privates Harry E. Geisson,
$20; Harold B. Millard, 18; Louis
A. Burgess $16" and Albert W.
Blankenship, $16.
Members of company L of Dal
las, also of the 162nd infantry,
will receive their treasury checks
for attendance between July 1
and December 31, 1921. This
company will receive 4n 73 checke
a total of $1475.02. The non
commissioned officers and pri
vates who stood high In attend
ance will receive checks as fol
lows: First Sergeant Clifford P. Hel
gerson, $38.87.
Sergeants: Edward L. Pres
ton. $33; Ross Fletcher, $32.29;
Alvln Rabb, $25.60.
Corporals: Joseph Glatch
$25.90; Elwyn Craven, $24.33;
Ray Smith, $20.60.
Privates First Class: Peter A.
Friesen. $25.17; Dudley Getchel,
$25.67; Lester Willis. $23.33.
Privates: Virgil Brook. $22;
John Cole. $22 and George A.
Mather, $22.
Death of Frances Lischter
Takes Place at Local
Hospital Sunday .
Today at the closed office of
the Dayton, Ore., .Tribune, there
is a chair turned against the lino
type machine which Frances
Lischter was wont to operate.
For Frances has answered the
call of "30." , Sunday afternoon
Bhe passed away at a Salem hos
pital after an unequal fight
against the effects of arsenic
which she had taken when she
was betrayed, as she said.
through an unfortunate love af
, When Frances died she had not
given up hope that David Rob
inson, also of Dayton, would keep
his oft-broken promise to marry
her.. But David did not keep
his promise to Salem and Marlon
tcounty authorities that she would
return and make her his lawful
wife even though death was near.
To District Attorney John Car
son and Chief of Police Verden
Moffitt, Robinson admitted the
truth of the girl's story of their
Frances and her drab Jltfle
tragedy will soon be forgotten.
Already Robinson's friends in
Dayton are Intimating that the
girl was making a false charge
against the Dayton youth. Their
Intimations are not credited by
those who witnessed the last
scenes of the tragedy In Salem.
The funeral services and Inter
ment of Frances Lischter. will be
held at the I. O. O. T. cemetery
at Dayton af 2 p. m., today.
Missives That Deluge Presi
dent t Are Suspiciously
Similar and Lack Force
for That Reason.
Whether Sales Tax Will Be
Embodied in Initial Meas
ure is Doubtful ;j
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -The
question of financing the
soldiers' bonus was referred
back today to the special tax
subcommittee by the major
ity members of the house
ways ami means, commutes
anc it was announced that
the sub-committee would at
tack the problem ; again late
The trend of thought in
cloak rooms and corridors was.
that some sort of manufac
turers or wholesalers plan
would be drafted fa accord
ance with President Hard
ing's suggestion that financ
ing be done by a sales tax
Whether approval . of such & 1
tax by the entire committee.
Republicans and Democrats,
could be obtained, appeared
to be a moot question.
xu nil enurt w utocit ? ui
sales tax within the commit
tee, 22 Republican opponent!
of this kind of levy met and
framed petitions which werd
freely circulated and signed
before the house adjourned
for the day. Representative
Dickinson of Iowa who called
the meeting, said it was the
hope to obtain sufficient sig
natures to convince the ma
jority committee members
that it would be impossible
to put a sales tax provision
through the house.
The petition declared In favor
ot adjusted compensation but In
opposition to the financing of ft
by a sales or manufacturers' tax
and sets for its signers, uwlU op
pose any rule for the adjusted
compensation that does not per
mit a separate vote on any sale
or manufacturers' tax prorlsioe
therein." . 4
President Is Deluged : 7 1
While the way and means com
mittee was discussinr tha bonni
question, it Was made known at
the White House that President
Harding had received many com
munications opposing enactment
of the bonus legislation for the
present. At the tame time the
American legion's legislative
committee made public a telegram
from Hanf ord MacNlder," the le
gion's national commander, oppos
ing any further delay in the bonus
legislation. -
It was said that the communica
tions reaching Mr. Harding in op
position to immediate enactment
of the bonus outnumbered those
favoring action at this time, bat
It was added that many ot those
opposing the bill showed a sim
ilarity. . -is
Sales Tax Knotty Issna ,
Much of informal bonva dis
cussion at the capltol today cen
tered around the question of
wnvuiei m - -
could be voted . ont ot the ways
and means committee. Represen
tative Garner of Texas, the rank
ing Democrat on the committee
ia n.mAfri(l minority
B41U uiD Av. w-
members would vote solidly
against such i tar. On thUaeis.
tti Republican, votes would oe-
. .V Krnnnul and it WSJ UB-
derstood that present estimates
were that four of the 17 Republi
.AgM be aralnst It. with two
others probably doubtful. .
Repttesentative Dickinson reiter
ated that If the agriculturarbloe
was unsuccessful in its efforts to
block the sales tax in committee.
It would make a determined stand
in the Republican conference
which is to b8 called to consider
the bill. H seemed confident of
S; TIClor y inn. mi, .y w -
tb)e sales tax believed that they
could win In the conference and
were understood to be counting
on administration influence, an
embodied In President Harding's
(Continued oa ptgt 2).