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SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1922.
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
i KEEPER If
: OUTLAW GANG
Body of -George Erharl Is
Found Sprawled on Roor
I of. His Resort, oh Yakima
EVIDENCE POINTS TO
I DETERMINED BATTLE
White Swan Drug Store Bro
ken Into. Apparently by
YAKIMA, Wash , March 27.
The body of George Erhart, slain
last night fa. a battle with uniden
tified robbers, was found this
morning sprawled on the floor of
the "Country Club," a place con
ducted by him west of the town
of White Swan 1n theYakima In
The room Indicated that Erhart
had pot up si desperate fight.
Gans Found in House'
y A - 4 5-calibre automatic pistol
lay on the floor near the ody. A
rifle shell was found outside the
window and window and doors
were shattered by rifle fire. Er
. hart's shotgun was ' found about
eight rods from the building with
four shells Id It. '
The slayer or slayers had turn
ed' their victim's pockets out in
search for .money and the building-had
been ransacked. They
had placed a towel over Erhart' s
Erhart, a white man, had oper
, ated the pface .. for some time.
Harvey Stnus. Indian.";' reported
the crime to Thomas Whalen, dep
" uty sheriff at White 8wn.
The White Swan Drug store,
operated by C. E. McCloud was
broken into and robbed last night.
Officers of the sheriff's office ex
pressed the belief today that the
job was done hy thi'same party
; slaying .Erhart. t ;f ,t .
CMEIttWA SCHOOL IS
HIGHLY PRAISED BY
A fuir high' school course available for every Indian stu
dent at Chemawa is one of the things asked for in strong
resolutions passed yesterday by the interchurch educational
councillor the Indians, which met in Salem, Sunday and
Monday. . - ; - , ' , , . .
A mling passed last year by the Indian department, that
Chemawa should not even furnish a home for the Indian stu
dents who have finished the 10th grade work of the school
and desire to go further in their education, was the ground
for this resolution. The need of broader education than the
10th grade is so apparent that the council declared strongly
for1 a change of policy that would make it easy and even
tempting for any Indian student to go further, even on thor
ough college, as a good governmental investment.
conmend heartily tha work of Su
perintendent and Mrs. Harwood
Half. In charge at Chemawa, They
find Chemawa at the very top of
all the Indian schools they have
visited and this Is their sixth visl
' jtation. ' . ' -.: -
Others Are visited
They Tislted the school at lw
reuie, Kans., the school in Ok-
' lahoma, . the schools at Phoenix,
; Arlt at Riverside, Cat, and at
Sacramento, and are to be in Se-
:at4 today, to take Invone of the
' schools near there. The Chemawa
9 I school was found to be the leader
, of them all, in educational, as
well as In religious work.
The religious work being car
ried, on at Chemawa under, the
leadership of Miss tJertrude Ea-
Kin t Salem,' wat especially com-
anended. A surrey of the reUgious
P, rnmllMAn. 'W.. mil nf tha DrlmarT
- . duties of the board, but general
3 ntaustriai ana oncuuou ; ouui-
tlons that have a bearing on the
y '. aslrltual are cone over thorough
ly.: JThe visitors expressed them-
selves aa delighted wua every
thing they found, here at Chema-
ws-4-soclally, educationally, relig-
S lously, ; industrially. It is one or
l tW finest s endorsements ever
HUTilAN FOOT IS
YAKIMA. Wash'., March 2?
A smalt doz belonging to N. K.
Lamson of this city horrified Mrs.
LamBon Sunday afternoon by
bringing to the home a human
foot, supposedly that of a woman,
judging from its size and shape.
Mr. Lamson imd lately took i'
to the police station where it is
held as a mystery relic.
It 2s declared to have been d ;ad
only a few' months.
Varlo3 theories have been giv
en, including orta that it had been
dredged froru the river by Mr.
Lamson in a large quantity of
West Salem Water Board
Reorganized and Extens
ion of Servce Planned
The question of a change of
name for West Salem has been
handed to a special committee of
West Salem councilmen. by action
of the council at West Salem last
The committee will ponder up
on the merits of a petition recent
ly" circulated In West Salem for
the adoption of the 'name "King
wood," inlieu of the city's pres
ent label. Members of the com
mittee are Alderman E. R. Miller,
E. R. Woods and Joseph T. Hunt.
Mayor J. R. Bedford has request
ed the committee to report its
recommendations at the regular
council session, Monday, April 3.
At last night's session, the wa
ter board of West Salem was re
organized and plans for immedi
ate extension of the municipal
water service adopted. Members
Of the board are Mayor Bedford,
W. T. Lewis and Charles Ruge.
4 Rain; strong southeasterly
given to this or any other school.
for it comes unsought, unprepar
ed for and from nationally known
students of education and of In
dian affairs. '
. Association Visited
The visitors spent a good part
of Monday with the ministerial
association of Salem, going over
the local Indian , affairs from a
spiritual standpoint. One of the
vlattnra. E. C. Hlgley, OI ew
York. was In Salem last summer,
one of , the teachers in the rural
nnr snhool at Kimball, in
June and July. The other mem
bers of the party were- R. E. E
Linqulst, and Miss Bertha M. Eck-
Following so closely on the vis
it Of Dr. Samuel Eliot, member of
the national . Indian council, who
also said much the same things
of the conduct of the school, and
urged the extension of the course
so that every Indian student In
Chemawa can go on through high
school or even college with" Che
mawa as a home: this visit may
help to bring to the local. Institu
tion; the i national recognition it
has earned, and make it a college
and a home to put every Indian
boy and girl in the way of an ed
acation second to none. .
HE BE IN
2 SITES ACQUIRED
BY HIGHWAY BOARD
A policj of ' establishing camping parks for automobile
tourists in convenient and scenic parts of the state has been
started by the state highway department with the acquiring
of two attractive parks in Polk county, one by purchase and
the other by donation.
One of the Polk county parks has long been known as lhe
Kola Springs camping site. It has been sold to the state by
Thomas Hoi man for $1000, far less than its value, on condi
tion that it be known as Holman park.
This place is familiar throughout the Willamette valley.
It is on the Salem-Dallas road about three miles from the
west end of the Marion-Polk county bridge, and it is here
that a watering trough and spring for public convenience
have stood for years- The park, a strip about 300 feet wide,
and 500 feet long, about nine acres in area, lies on the north
side of the highway. It is a pleasant spot with a clear view of
the Willamette river-
The other park already acquired is on the Luckiamute
river on the West Side Pacific highway, at the crossing over
the Luckiamute about five miles south of Monmouth. It is
donated to the state by Mrs. Sarah Helmick and will be
known as Sarah Helmick park. Mrs. Helmick is past 90
It is said that donations of other camping parks to the
state are in early prospect.
ODD FELLOWS TO
Annual Meeting of Marion
County Association to Be
Held April 8
Delegates from Odd Fellow
lodges of Marlon county met at
Aumsville Saturday and perfected
plans for the annual meeting o
the Marion County Odd Fellows
association to be held t, Aums
ville on the afternoon and evening
of April 8.
Grandmasters from Marion
county lodges will be in attend
ance, as well as officers and mem
bers. Among the speakers on the
program are C. M. Biggs, of
Prineville, Judge George H. Bur
nett, J. H. Mills, of Salem; Dr.
Andrew Johnson. Portland; J. L.
Adams, of Silverton, and T. W.
Johnson of Aumsville.
A large class of candidates for
first degree initiation will be
shown the mysteries of this de
gree by the prize winning team of
Chemeketa lodge No. 1, Salem.
Questions pertaining to Odd Fel
low law, the Odd Fellows home
at Portland and other items or
interest will be considered.
Officers of the county associa
tion are R. G. Henderson of Che
mawa, secretary and L. C. Mc-
Shane of Hubbard, chairman. G.
C. Patterson, of Salem, and Q. W.
Hewitt, Donald Riches and War
ren Riches of Turner were among
those attending Saturday's con
ference at Aumsville.
Volk Files Candidacy;
Morris is Asked to Run
Gerald Volk, of 1499 Court
street, yesterday filed his declar
ation and petition for nomination
as a candidate for alderman from
the second ward.
Mr. Volk serred a prior term
as alderman. He will be in the
race to replace Dr. F. L. Utter,
who rtcently announced himself
as a candidate for mayor.
Friends of Dr. Henry E. Morris,
asserted yesterday that the Sa
lem optician is being urged to be
come a candidate for councilman
from the second ward. Dr. Mor
ris would not commit himself yes
terday. Poison Administered in
Place of Epsom Salts
PORTLAND, Or., March 27.
George Miller, colored, chef on
the steamer Edward Luckenbach,
died from the effects of poison
administered through mistake
here yesterday, according to find
ings made by the coroner late to
day. Miller was taken ill, ac
cording to evidence adduced by
the coroner and asked the stew
ard for epsom salts. -By mistake
the steward got a box of poison
resembling solts and administered
a dose to Miller, who died short
ly afterwards. -
SEED BY COURT
Trial Adjourned -While
tation is Made to Scene
of Famous Party
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27.
The scene of the paVty Roscoe
Arbuckle gave last September, at
which it is charged he inflicted
fatal injury on Miss Virginia
Rappe, was inspected today by the
judge, jury and attorneys partic
ipating in his third trial on a
charge of .manslaughter . arising
from the girl's death.
The bitterest argument of the
trial and the applying of an epi
thet by the prosecution to the
defense aroused the displeasure of
superior Court Judge Harold Lou
derbeck duriny the examination of
Jesse Norgaard, former night i
watchman of a motion picture
studio at Culver City.
The word "syster" was used by
council in referring to the defense
and there was a warm reply.
Thereupon the court declared the
conduct of the attorneys const
tuted an attempt to obstruct the
orderly progress of the trial and
any. further such outbreak will
be treated accordingly. He added
that the names and terms border
ed closely on contempt of court.
Norgaara testinea taat while he
was employed at the studio that
Arbuckle had asked him for the
keys of Miss Rappe's room, say
ing that he wanted to play a joke
-on her. He had refused the re
quest, he said. He was cross-examined
by the defense with refer
ence to a term at the county farm
to which he had been sentenced in
San Diego. He admitted plead
ing guilty to selling liquor to
soldiers, but said that he had done
so through a misapprehension and
had left the county farm five days
afterwards. Subsequently, he had
communicated with the sheriff
and had not returned until after
teetifyiny in the earlier Arbuckle
"The Arbuckle people sent me
here," he declared.
Gqulet Again Candidate
for County Commissioner
That he will be a candidatt for
reelection as commissioner of
Marion county was announced yes
terday by W. H. Goulet, of Wood
burn, who has served for 12 years
as county commissioner, repre
senting the north Marion district.
Other members of the county
court are Judge W. M. Bushey or
Salem, and Commissioner J. T.
Hunt, of - Sublimity and Salem.
Their terms of office ettend until
January 1, 1925.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway, March
27. Compulsory arbitration of
labor disputes is provided In a bll!
adopted today by the Iagt'ng. The
measure is in the same form as
when it passed the odelsting and
it? therefore becomes a law.
Importation of1 Coal from
Europe May Be Stopped
By Seamen to Help Win
BIG WAGE INCREASE
IS INSISTED UPON
Shortage In Four Months is
Probable if Walk-out
Occurs as Slated
NEW YORK, March 27. The
anthracite miners' and operators'
sub-committee on wage contract
negotiations today abandoned
general discussion of the industry
and got down to the 19 demands
of the workers.
Negotiations of the day were
restricted to the second part of
demand No. 1 relating to the es
tablishment of a scale for opera
tors of mechanical loaders, and
demand No. 3, which says:
'In conformity with the
thought expressed in the award
of the United States anthracite
coal commission, we demand that
a uniform wage schedule be es
tablished so that the various occu
pations of like character at the
several collieries shall command
the same wags."
The miners restricted the dis
cussion to presentation of a vast
array of statistics as evidence to
support their demands. James
Gorman, secretary of the board
fftid a non-voting member of the
secret conference, announced at
the close of the session that "the
miners will continue presentation
of their case tomorrow."
The chief demands of the min
ers and the crux of the anthracite
situation the demand for a 2"
per cent increase in watjer
throughout the industry and
ra'se of $1 per shift for day lab
orers will be broached before
tHe committee late tomorrow or
Wednesday, union members of the
Operators refused to comment
on the present status of the ne
gotiations, except to agree with
the miners that negotiation of a
new contract in time to halt sus
pension of work in the anthracite
mines April 1 is not in sight.
laIor Faction Preiarrl
"The data for a complete pre
sentation of our case is in our
hands," said Thomas J. Kenntrty,
labor member of tha committee.
"We are now ready to put it up
to the mine operators."
, Ten thousand members of the
international seamen's union in
the port of New York are await
ing the return of their president,
Andrew Furuseth, from Washing
ton tomorrow, to decide whether
they will interfere' with the pro
posed importation of British min
ed soft coal to help break the
strike of the bituminous miners,
also set for April 1.
Coincidental with the seamen's
preparation for action, John H.
Ryan, vice president of the Inter
national Longshoremen's associa
tion, asserted today that its 7;
000 members intended, to "render
every possible assistance to the
Lnited Mine Workers."
Specful May He Called
Although the next district con
ference of the longshoremen's or
ganizatlon is not scheduled until
April 9, Mr. Ryan declared a spe
cial conference would be held, if
developments- warranted, to for
muiate a program of aid for the
409,000 bituminous men ordered
by their union leaders to halt
work Friday midnight.
A . . .
According to officials of the
seamen's unipn. Mr. Furusath
conrerred at Washington today
with government officials and
chiefs of the American Federation
of Labor, relative to reports that
me government considered impor
tation of British coal in the event
a protracted strike threatened the
nation s fuel supply. In these re
ports, which Mr. Furuseth is in
vesL'gating, it "was said the ad
ministration would permit ship
ping vessels to haul coal from
ureat Britain as ballast. It has
been suggested that a preferen
tial freight rate might be fixed
wnich would permit importation
of the foreign-mined product at a
(Continued on page 2)
PICTURE OF TEX RICKARD
FIRST DAY HE WAS IN COURT
Br -r" y . .
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George L- "Tex" Rickard,
on charges preferred by representatives of the Society of
Prevention of Cruelty to Children, photographed in court on
th first day of his trial.'. Rkuard is being held in the Tombs
in New York city, where he will remain until the jury finds
a verdict. The charges against Rickard are of a serious na
ture and involve four young girls, 11 to 15 years old.
TEX RICKARD AVERS
HE IS INNOCENT OF
NEW YORK, March 27. Tex Rickard denied today be
fore the supreme court jury trying him on a charge of having
assaulted 15-year-old Sarah Schoenfeld that he ever had mis
conducted himself with her.
The stories told about him
chum, Nellie Gasko, the sports
in their entirety.
During a long cross-examination that is to be resumed
tomorrow, Rickard also swore he never had improper rela
tions with women of Alaska or Nevada during the gold
rushes in those sections-
Never Happened, Says Rickard
"It nevsr happened," he said,
when Assistant District Attorney
Pecora asked if lie hadn't lived
with a woman at Nome and then
abandoned her. He made the
same answer whu asked if he
had not tried to induce a lfi-yoar-Dld
blond girl, a cinar store clork,
to go to a room with hi:n at Maw
bide, Nevada, 15 years ago.
"Didn't tne gtri's mother threat
en to shoot you?" Pecora inquired.
"It nevsr happened," said Itic
kard. He also denied that a 14-year-old
girl in Ely, Nev., had once
been wronged by him and thtt
the girl was sent to a hospital
when about to become a mo'i-.er.
her own mothsr had committed
"I never heard of any woman
committing suicide over me,"
Personal History Told
The promoter testified that ho
and Mrs. Rickard were marritd
in Seattle in 1902. He first went
to Alaska in 1896, he sad, and
had divided his time there for
several years between prospect
ing, mining and operating saloons
and gambling houses in the Klon
dike at Dawson City ond Nome.
ACCENTS DECREASED Bf
ACTIVITY OF TRAFFIC
Fine totaling $235, imposed
upon motorists who pleaded gult
y to major violations of city and
state traffic codes; the arrest of
43 violators of traffic laws;
marked a decrease in the number
This, in brief, is a summary of
the result obtained by the placing
of two active officers on traffic
work. Officers Rollan Parrent
and Irwin Abbott were recently
put on duty by Chief Moffitt and
during that time Salem botorists
who ignore traffic codes have re
ceived an unpleasant surprise.
4 - v
famous sport3 promoter, held
by Sarah and her 12-year-old
promoter contradicted almost
Airs. Rickard came to the de
fense of her husband, testifying
that he was dining in their apart
ment and visiting beside her sick
bed there during the hours of the
night of last November 12, when
Rickard. was alleged to have as
saulted the Schoenfeld girl. Uther
witnesses said Rickard was at
Madison Square Garden after
having his home that night.
iirl Horn at I'ool
Rickard admitted having seen
Alice Ruck. Anna Hess and Nellie
Gasko, complainants against him
in three pending indictments,
around the garden swimming pool
last summer. He said he had
talked to and knew hundreds of
the little girls who swam in the
He might have given them mon
ey to buy lunches, he asserted,
bat denied ever having presented
to Sarah and Nellie the sums of
$10 to $25 which they said the
promoter gave them on several
He recalled having seen the
Schoenfeld girl four times, each
occasion, he said, in connection
with her mother's efforts to g3t
RIckard's aid in trying to have
her son released from a Wisconsin
"The great number of accidents
reported within the past six neeks
made drastic action necessary,"
stated Chief of Police Moffitt,
last night. "It has ben very dif
ficult to find traffic men who
would take the night and day
tours of duty and bring in viola
tors who were taking advantage
of the fact that this department
has had no night traffic man."
"That the public is co-operating
with our efforts is shown by
the decreased number of accidents
(Continued on page 2)
Two Supplementary Agree
ments Are Joined 'and
Ratified by Unanimous
DOMESTIC ISSUES ARE
NOT FOR CONFERENCE
Attempts to Attach Other
Reservations Killed by
WASHINGTON. March 27.
The senate finally untangled it
parliamentary difficulties over the
four-power treaty supplement to
day by joining the two supplemen
tary agreements and then ratify
ing them by unanimous rote.
One of the supplement iUielf.
in the form of a treaty, defines
the geographical scope of the
four-power pact to as not to In
clude the Japanese borne land.
The other, attached to the first by
todays action In the form of a
"reservation." stipulates that is
sues which are purely of domes
tic character cannot be brought
before the four-power "confer
ence." , (
IJnevp Still Holds -The
Tote on the double-barrel
ed ratification resolution was ?3
to 0, Opponents of the four-powef
plans joining In giving approval
to the, supplements because the)
interpreted the two arreementi
as limiting and curtailing the opV
eraiion-ot - principal treaty.
Several attempts to .attach othei
reservations which had 11 W
when the four-power treaty Itself
was under consideration, were de
feated by the usual pro-treaty and "
As noon as the vote had been
completed. Senator Lodge of Mass
achusetts, the Republican leader,
called up , the . naval limitation
treaty, establishing a five-five-three
capital ship ratio for the 1
United States, Great Britain and
Japan. Debate on it Is to begin
tomorrow and the administration
managers expect to see It ratified
by an almost unanimous vote by
the end of the week -
Hitchcock Sprak Oat
The plan of combining action
on the two foilr-power treaty sup-'
plements was proposed by Senator
Lodge after he had decided It was
unnecessary to present, two sepa
rate ratifications resolution. The
treaty opponents, holding that the
domestic questions supplement
(Continued on page 2)
HALF MILLION WORDS
ARE NOW BEING USED
"The English vocabulary has
grown to great siie," says Prof.
Clark S. Northrup, of Cornell unl- ,
versity, one of the contributors to
The New Universities dictionary
now bfing distributed by this pa
per exclusively to its readers;
"the number of words found' In
the old English literature does
not . exceed thirty thousand; re
cent dictionaries have listed more
than four hundred thousand,
mostly of foreign origin. Tet
most writers use mainly English
"Shakespcar used 90 per cent
of English words; the English Bi
ble contains 94 per cent; Addison .
82 per cent; Tennyson SS per
cent. Most of our shortest and .
simplest words are of native ori
gin." Floods of coupons continue
pouring in for The New Univer
sities Dictionary. The distribut
ing clerks are kept busy. The.
publishers have been ordered -to
keep a big supply bound and rea
dy for emergency calls. It looks ,
as though the raid on the supply
would soon make a replenishment
necessary. Such a rush was not
expected, but this paper is great-
ly pleased to se readers taking
such an nthusiatt'c advantage of
its educational offer.
All day Saturday and Monday,'
a steady stream of people called
at the Statesman office, produced r
three coupons and 98 cents each,
secured the dictionary, examined
it, and with pleasant smile car
ried the dictionary away. Doctors, ,
lawyers, bankers, clergymen, uni
versity men, busfness men. moth
ers, fathers, boys and girls, all
keen after this wonderful diction
ary mingled, in the crowd. Ev
erybody seemed to be anxious to
secure the dictionary bargain.