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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING. MARCH 30. 1922
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2 MORE PACTS
BY BIB VOTES
Naval Limitation Covenant
Has But One, Opposing
Voice and Sub. Agreement
BORAH AND JOHNSON
IN. DUBIOUS MOODS
Poison Gas Article Assailed
by Wadsworth, Who Then
WASHINGTON, March 29.
The two arms conference treaties
limiting the navies of the great
powers and reserictlng the use of
submarines and poison gas were
ratified in a landslide of approba
tion today by the senate.
To the naval imitation cove
nant, declaring a naval building
holiday and fixing the ratio of
capital -ship strength for the
United States. Great Britain, Ja
pan, France and Italy, the senate
gave its final assent by a vote of
7, to 1, and then almost without
debate, It accepted. 71 to 0 the
pact designed to prevent subma
rine operations against merchant
men and to outlaw chemical war
fare' altogether. No amendments
or reservations were proposed to
Senator France Opnwed
The only negative vote was cast
against the naval Imitation treaty
toy Senator France. Republican,
Maryland, who said he regarded
naval reduction as a dangerous
expedient under present world
. Every other member of the "ir
reconcilable" .treaty bloc who was
, present, cast a vote tn the affirm
ative, although - Senator Borah.
Republican, Idaho, told the senate
he regarded the treaty as only a
beginning and Senator Johnson.
Republican, California, C declared
fie accepted the fortications "sta
tus quo'? provisions for nhe Pa
clflc with "grave misgivings."
- J Wadsworth Leaves Chamber
,A speech assailing, the poison
ras articles of the submarine and
: gas treaty was made on the floor
by Senator wadsworth, Kepubii
can. New York, chairman of the
military committee but before the
ratification roll , call he left the
chamber .and did not vote.
The New Tork senator dis
agreed .with the statement, in the
treaty text that use of gas in war
fare had been "justly condemned
by the general "opinion of the civi-
' Hied World. He argued chemical
warfare had not proved actually
more brutal than other accepted
methods of destruction and ex
pressed a fear that the treaty
' pledges would be violated' In any
Far KaHtern Tact Pp
. As soon as the twa pacts had
" been disposed of. 'administration
leaders brought. formally before
the Senate the general Far East
em treaty. Debate on it will be
gin tomorrow with , Indications
nolnting to oppositioii from
small group of senators who be
lieve that China's Interests were
. not sufficiently protected.
- V THE VEATMEU:
Thursday, occasional rain, and
fi&h southwest winds.
HAS WAR TERMS
Definitions of. military and na
val terms, grouped together undr
a single heading, is one of the
special features of The New Unl-
Tersltiea Dictionary now being or
fered to readers of thus paper
" contributing to the splendid suo-
, cesa attending the distribution or
- the book. In reading- about the
war not Infrequently the reports
. contain some "word or expression
with which the average reader "
uhfamilfar. v f
The meaning of such terms can
readily be had by turning to the
' New:' Universities Dictionary, - as
well as that of 'many expressions
-which have come Into more com
mon' usage since the continent of
Europe became one "vast; battle
'ground and the high seas .turned
Into a "danger whe" by the.nar
al-operations of contending pow
ers, .., . -..
' Coupons are being redeemed In
laree Quantities, so enthUBlastical
ly has' the offer, been rece'lred
and.lt Is eTldent that The Nnew
UnlverBitiea ' Dictionary is finding
ita way Into the business office as
well as the home..
WOMAN MAY HAVE CAREER AND
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Dame Clara Butt, famous
women decorated as Dame Commanders of the British Em
pire during the war, says that women can have a career and
also be mothers Dame Clara has three children and manages
to keep a household on one continent and yet be on two other
continents, thousands and thousands of miles away. She
has proved her ability to do this on her recent concert tour
of Australia and the United States, while her three young
sters remained in London She says "Every woman can have
a career and be a mother to her children. If they say that
both can't be done they are trying to find a convenient excuse
for just being lazy." .
LOWEST BIDDER FOR
According to advices received in Salem Wednesday,
Charles H. Bilderback of Eugene, was the lowest bidder on
the Salem postoffice addition. The bids were opened Tiles
day, at Washington, D. C.m in the office of the supervising
architect for the postoffice department.
The addition is to be 32 by 54
feet, to be erected on the' east
side of the present structure. It
Will be constructed of hollow tile
ways, is to be one story in height,
with skylight system for lighting,
and it will bo used for the car
riers, and the general handling of
the mails. The Salef postoffice
has been seriously overcrowded
by the rapidly increasing volume
of busintss. The .added floor
space haa come to be a necessity
for the safe handling. of mails.
CORVALLIS, Ore., March 29
(Special to The Statesman)
Acting on the theory that the peo
ple of Oregon must draft a candi
date to secure just what they
want In the way of a chief execu
tive, a "George A. White for Gov
ernor" club was tonight organ
The meeting, which was of an
organization nature and so not
widely advertised, was well at
tended by bankers, newspapermen,
farmers and business men, all
with the settled determination
that the state needs a heroic
remedy for the intolerable tax
situation now confronting . the
people. Fifty were in attendance,
but the membership petition
shows more than80 names, and a
general clamor for a chance to
make it many times that number.
Officers elected , were: Judge E.
D.Horgan, chairman: P. "W.
Kime. secretary; Mrs. W. W. Hol
The club expects to enter Into
an aggressive campaign, believing
that only by such a move will the
present tax situation be effective
ly remedied. "
r Despite long continued and vio-
lent, pressure. Colonel White has
persistently refused to be, a, self
made candidate. But men from
all over the state who have, be
concert singer, one of the three
No change will be made, for
tho present at least, in the cor
ridor or lobby of the building.
All the windows and lock boxes
will remain as they now are, even
though more room Is rather urg
The contract calls for the com
pletion of the new addition with
in 90 days after the closing of
the contract. The formal papers
in the c;i.se will soon be signed
up, po that the construction can
come acquainted with his organ
izing abilities, his courage, his
breadth of vision, have deter
mined to ignore his personal
wishes, and draft him into the
governorship as the government
drafted soldiers for military ser
vice. The movement, fostered in
part by Judge Grant Dimick of
Oregon City, J. E. Dunne of Port
land. Rev. William S. Gilbert of
Astoria, and others, was put up to
the state in a circular letter, and
It looked so good to the people of
Corvallis that they have formed
the "White for Governor" club
Youthful Bandit Given
Seven to Fifteen Years
TACOMA, March 29. John
O'Keefe, 21. and youngest of the
three men who held up the State
Bank at Eatonville last week, was
sentenced to a term of seven to
15 years in the state prison in su
perior court today. His compan
ions, W. E. Johnson and Michael
Kelly, drew 10-year minimum
sentences. O'Keefe admitted
that his name is assumed but, the
court permitted use of the alias
to. protect the relatives o the
Inquiry Shows That Several
Prospective Jurors Have
Been Tampered With Pri
or to Opening.
IS LAWYER'S THREAT
Parents of Defendant Arrive
from Illinois to Listen "
During Trial .
LOS ANGELKS. Marun 29.
A blanket challntre by the de
fense to the entire jury panel
loornpl as a possibiltiy today in
the trial of Arthur C. Burch,
charKeil with the murder of J.
Helton Kennedy here last Aug
ust. The case for the challenge of
the defense appeared when Miss
Zoe Rutherford, being examined
b Paul Schenck. chief defense
counsel, said she could not be a
"fair juror" due to the fact that
a man claiming to be a repre
sentative of the district attor
ney's office called at her home
with reference to the case.
She said the man talked with
her mother and she overheard
"He asked mother whether I
was opposed to capital punish
ment," Miss Rutherford said,
"and he also told her that Burch
Mr. Schenck then asked per
mission to inquire of all JurorjB
tentatively accepted up to that
time whether they had received
Mrs. Hannah S. G. Reah said
that some one had "telephoned
her home shortly after she was
summoned to serve as a juror
and requested information as to
her religious affiliations.
L. E. Bard wine said that some
one had asked his neighbors as
to what opinions he had expres
sed concerning the case.
Another prospective juror, C. F.
Miller, said that a man repre
senting IrimseJlf as being front
the district attorney's office, had
called during his absence from
homeland talked to Mrs. Miller.
Upon being asked to give the con
versation. Miller said the man
had inquired whether he was a
member of a certain fraternal or
ganization and what business he
was engaged in.
Inquiry to be Made
An. Immediate investigation
will be made by the defense,
Schenck said, and if it discovered
that jurors have been "tampered
with" by representatives of the
district attorney's officehe will
challenge the entire jury panel.
Progress was slow today in
getting a jury. When court ad
journed) only, seven jurors had
bfhn tentatively accepted. In
addition to Miss Rutherford, who
was exctfsed at her own request,
one juror was excused as being
opposed to capital punishment,
and another because of a fixed
opinion as to the case.
Parent at Trial
The defendant's father and
mother. Jtev. pnd Mrs. W A.
Burch of Evanston, 111., were in
court this morning. Burch came
into the court room with a smile
and kissed his mother before tak
ing hh seat beside his counsel.
Mrs. Burch was not present at
the afternoon session of court.
The examination of jurors will
be resumed tomorrow morning.
Oregon National Guard
Not to Suffer Reduction
No reduction in the number of
units or withdrawls of federal
allotments for the Oregon nation
al guard will result from the an
nual inspections by the govern
ment, just completed, according
to information received by George
A. White, adjutant general. The
companies in various parts of the
state met all government require
ments and the number of criti
cism were fewer than last year.
The attendance of citizen soldiers
at drills and Inspections were re
ported generally satisfactory. In
some cases reaching 100 per cent
The government, which frunishes
equipment and pays for drills and
camps provided the state soldiers
maintain a certain standard.
sends a corps ot representatives to
Oregon annually to make a mi
nute inspection of the service.
OTTO HANSEN IS KILLED WHEN
PASSENGER TRAIN HITS AUTO
DALLAS. Or.. .March 29;
(Special to The rtatesman.)
1hr.i Dallat; women will have
the honor of beiug the first of
their ser drawn on a Polk county
jury. The panel of jurors for the
April term of circuit court was
drawn Tuesday by County Clerk
Moore and Sheriff John V. Orr
and the first woman drawn from
the list of registered voters was
Mrs. Nellie Ferguson of Salem
rural route No. 2. The second
woman drawn was Reula Holman.
wife of County Assessor Fred J.
Pearl Coleman and Mlrj' Julia
Nunn are the names of the other
Dallas women drawn to serve on
the jury at the April term of
court which convenes April 10.
. The jury panel is as follows:
William Addison, Independence;
A. Aebi. Suver; Fannie H. But
ler, Monmouth; George Clanfield,
route 1. Dallas; Pearl Coleman,
Dallas; C. E. Cooper, route 3.
Dallas; Emma Gertrude Davidson
Independence; Ed C. Dunn, Dal
las; Mrs. O. A. , Edwards. Mon
mouth; Nellie Ferguson. Salem
route 2; Elizabeth Gilliam, route
2. Dallas; V. S. Grant, Dallas;
J. A. Hannum. Airlie; Beulah
Holman. Dallas; Mrs. Emma F.
Loy, Buena Vteta; John Middle
ton, Dallas; Nick Mekkers, Rick
reall: C. R. Nendal. Airlie; Julia
E. Nunn, Dallas; C. W. Osborn,
route 1, Monmouth; T. N. Ottln
ger. Buell; G. A. Peterson. Su
ver; C. C. Ramsdell. Dallas; Har
old Ji. Rich, Dallas; Sidney Read,
Independence; Floyd E. Smith,
Dallas; J. C. Syron, route 1, Sher
idan; C. E. Staats, Dallas; J. E.
; Sinikin. route 1, Salem;
j White, Rickreall, and K. L. Wil
Large Gathering and Initia
tion of Lodgemen Sched
uled for Dallas
DALLAS, Ore.. March 29.
(Special to The Statesman)
Dallas will on Saturday be the
scene of one of the largest meet
ings of the Modern Woodmen of
America seen in this state for
many years when a district con
vention of Willamette Valley
lodges will be held in the hall or
the local lodge. Word has been:
received that representatives'
from Corvallis, Albany, Salem.
Suvur, Falls City, Chemawa, Mc
Mlnnvllle and Silverton will be in
attendance to witness the initia
tion of a class of 100 candidates.
A parade will be held on the
street, of Dallas at 7:30 o'clock
Saturday evening after which the
ceremonies will begin. At mid
night a banquetwill be served by
th-3 Royal Neighbors of America,
the woman's branch of the odern
Among the prominent Wood
men who will be in attendance at
the gathering will be National
Organizer Ralph E. Johnson of
Lincoln, Neb.; Fred B. Curry
state deputy; J. G. Tate, state au
ditor and G. W. Simmons, a for
mer state denjlj, all from Port
Prison Sentences Are
Imposed by Yakima Judge
YAKIMA. Wash., March 29 -
Sentences were imposed by Judge
F. H. Rudkin this afternoon upon
pleas of guilty by defendants in
dieted yesterday as follows: Jo
seph Brown, Frank. Brown and
Thomas Gaffney, violations of the
Harrison drug act, one year and
a day in the Yakima county jail
All were given 20 days to arrange
business matters before begin
C. J. Hampshire, sending ob
scene matter throubh the mails,
30 days in jail and $100 fine.
Other persons indicted and in
custody pleaded not guilty, or
asked for further time, and will
be tried at the coming jury ses
sion of court.
Otto H. Hansen, prominent
Salem business man. was in
stantly killed and his body
terribly mangled at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon when the
automobile he was driving
was struck by southbound
Southern Pacific train No. 17.
The accident occurred at
the Tile road intersection of
the Southern Pacific tracks
in North Salem. At this point
there is a spur track which is
east of and parallel to the
main line. Mr. Hansen had
just left his office near the
tracks and was driving west
on the Tile road A switching
crew was working upon, the
spur at the time and the
string of freight cars had been
cut to permit traffic upon the
Mr. Hansen, whose hearing
was impaired, had just driven
over the spur track and past
the standing cars when his
automobile was hit by the
rapidly moving passenger
train. The body was hurled a
distance of about 30 feet while
the Ford auto driven was de
molished. Officials Visit Scene
County Coroner Lloyd T. Rig
don visited the scene of the ac
cident before the body was re
moved and questioned trainmen
The fireman on No. 17 was the
only witness of the crash, it was
reported. There will be no in
quest. Coroner Rigdon announced.
H. H. Corey of the public service
commission also visited the scene
of the tragedy. Mr.-Corey said
last night that the commission's
report on the accident will be an
Mr. Hansen was 61 years old.
He was born in Denmark -bad.
came to the United States when
he was about 20 years old. He
has lived In Salem for 38. years.
being engaged at the trade of car
penter when first he located in
this city. Later he acquired farm
interests and was also interested
in the hop growing industry.
Planing- Mill Operated
In 1S95 Mr. Hansen became
owner of the Brown Planing mill
which was operated at Front
Btreet near Court street. He was
actively interested Tn management
and control of this enterprise for
about 16 years. Three years ago
he purchased an interest In the
Salem Tile and Mercantile com
pany, located near the state fair
grounds and was president of this
concern at the time of his death.
Mrs. J. Wifson is vice president
of the company and W. E. Wilson
Mr. Hansen owned property in
Marion and Polk counties and
was interested in Marion county
He was unmarried. He is sur
vived by two brothers, Peter Han
sen, of Hillsboro, and Chris Han
sen of Corvallis, and a sister who
lives in Denmark. He is also sur
vived by a nephew, Peter Hansen
of Polk county.
Mr. Hansen was a member ot
the Masonic order, Salem lod$e
No. 4, and was one of the oldest
members of the local Elk lodge.
It was announced dlast night
that funeral services will be held
baiuraay afternoon at z p. m. un
der auspiceg of the Masonic or
der. Other funeral arrangements
will be announced later.
DIE AT CHICAGO
Rosa's Death is Followed by
Demise ot Josepha, Op
CHICAGO, March 29 Josefa
and Rosa Blazek, the "Siamese
Twins," dedl at a hospital here
today at 2:37 o'clock. Josefa's
death occurring first and was fol
lowed In a few seconds by the
death of her Bister. Physicians
had declared early In the night
that in the event of the death of
one of the sisters, the other would
die. inasmuch as their brother.
Frank Blazek bad refused to per
mit an operation which . would
separate their bodies.
IN QUEBEC IS
QUEBEC. March 29 The fa
mous North American shriue ot
Ste. Anne de Beau pre today was
destroyed by flames with prop
erty loss of $1200.
Defective wiring Ignited a pile
of crutches cast down by pil
grims who. after kneeling in the
basilica, had arisen announcing
themselves miraculously cured.
Soon the church and the mones
tary of the Rederaporist fathers
were aflame and for a time the
whole village wbj threatened.
With the outbreak of the fire,
an impressive scene was enacted.
Disregarding 4he crackle of the
flames in the sacristy, priests at
tached to the basilica organized a
procession and marched around
the famous status of Ste Anne on
its onyx column, praying that the
edifice might be saved.
Soon, however, the monastary
caught fire, the cathedral was at
tacked and it became apparent
that both were doomed.
Then the priests became fire
fighters. While some combatted
the flames, others entered the
blazing church to save priceless
relics. Many were carried to safe
ty. Among theme were the mira
cle working statue of Ste Anne
and a number of paintings' by old
STRIKE IS AVERTED
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. March 29.
Hope of averting a coal strike
April 1 in Wyoming and elsewhere
has been abandoned, according to
James Morgan secretary-treasur
er of District??; United Mine
Workers of America. Mr. Mor
gan returned to Cheyenne today
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. March 29.
4 Tommy Freeman of this city
lost a referee's decision in a ten-
round bout here tonight over Jim
my Dunnof, Salt Lake City. This
was Freeman's first defeat since
he entered the professional ranks
two years ago. The men are light
NOW IN RUINS
"Associated Charities: Enclosed find-a small donation:
you are doing a wonderful work, keep it up, we are behind
you 100 per cent. Salem Ku
Thus read a letter which
and brought to the platform of
the intermission in the Associated Charities program.
Eight white-clad members of the klan entered in full re
galia and quietly marched to the platform and Handed the
letter to the one in charge, turning and leaving at once.
The letter was addressed to the chairman and it was read
Ths Cherrlan band opened tno
program with a group of popular
number?, later accompanying Miss
Elizabeth Levy on the violin.
Miss Levy later played the "In
troduction" and "Rondo Caprlc
cioso" (Saint Saens) Spanish
Dance. (Saraste) and "Home
Sweet Home" by request. Thru
was played in the eight different
ways in which this popular song
is played in England, Spa'n, Italy.
Scotland, Hungary, China, ire
land and America. The musical
folk lore and its effect on the dif
ferent versions were in most cas
es especially apparent. The imi
tation of the bagpipes in the Scot
tish version were especially no
ticeable while the full rich tones
of the Italian, Hungarian and
Spanish versions contrasted par
ticularly with the Irish and Eng
Singer Are Heard
Mrs. Goldie Peterson Wessle of
Portland sang two groups ot Eng
lish songs wh'ch were unusually
well received by the audience who
called her back each time for an
other number. C. A. Munaon, lo
cal Tocallst, sang In place of Bid
dy Bishop who was nnable to ap
pear because of illness. Edgar
Air PLAfJ IS
Pershing and Harbord Chag
rined at Passage of Limi
tation Bill in House of
ISLAND POSSESSIONS :
DECLARED IN DANGER
National System of Prepar
edness May Be Under
mined, is Belief .
WASHINGTON. March 2.
Stating the army's case la opposi
tion to further reductions In lta
enlisted and commissioned
strength before Washington news
papermen gamero at me ntuonit
Press club tonight. General Persh
ing, chief ot staff, and Major Gen
eral Harbord, idepufy, chief tot
statr, jointly declared their belief
that the bill passed today by tha
house limiting the army to $115,
000 men and 11.000 officers
would work serious Injury to the
nation's, military policy, and on
dermlne the best system for pre
paredness the nation ever had.
"Further reductioni would "In
troduce an unwarranted' element
of danger in our plan ot national
Vicious Circle, Says Harbord
General Harbord asserted that
a. . - a .
ion tuuuki; iiaiuicu lu litiuui
circle" of unpreparedness and
post-war economy.. Both officers
asserted that 150,000 men and
12.000 officers were absolutely
necessary to the nation's needs at
this time. : i
"A careful conslderaUon ot th
work in hand. If the Initial well
laid scheme la not to be seriously
curtailed and many essential ac
tivities abandoned." General Per
shing said, "leads inevitably to the
conclusion that iSlliSIiStFdblSi--tlon
would be disastrous."
Regarding the proposal to re
duce the overseas garrisons, . h4
said that the "redaction cannot bf
made without violating the sound
est principles of security."
Piece Gerriaotes in Danger ;. ,
"The slse of the peace garrisons
recommended for Hawaii and the
Panama canal zone," f General'
Pershing added, "Is the minimum
with which- their missions can be1
performed. Any material de
crease in their size will make them !
(Continued oa page I) . . .
was accompanied by a $50 bill .
the armory last night during
E. Coursen of Portland was ac
companist for Miss Levy, Mrs.
Wessle and Mr. Munson.
E. Cooke Patton gave a num
ber of new magical demonstra
tions which formed the second
part of the program. During the
intermission between the differ-
Am VlAftn f (lie TtrAtffflm Tf : M-
Woodry auctioned off a number
of plants which had been donated
for the charities and several bas
kets which were made in town;
Harry Levy, president of iha
Associated Charities board, spots
during the evening of the work
accomplished during the last win
ter by the organization. A brief
rpDort of exDenditurea waa elso
made by Mr. Levy.
Receipts Disappointing . , '
The financial receipta from the
benefit were not what had been
hoped for. according to Dr. Hen
ry Morris, secretary of the asso
ciation. With the money contri
buted by the klan and that re
ceived from the sale of baskets
considerable was added to that
plete report of the ticket sale has
which they have not reported bo,
It was announced last night