The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 07, 1922, Page 1, Image 1

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Case Containing Fortune in
Precious Stones Nabbed
When Left for Moment by
Maid in Rest Room.
Complete Description of Lost
Valuables is Furnished
By Husband
April 6. -Madame Galll-Curcl,
opera linger, was robbed here to
day of Jewell and valuables which
she said were worth $45,000 when
two, girls fled with the Jewel case
which had -been left by the king
er' maid in a cafe , rest room.
The singer and. her party had
stopped at San Joan Capistrano
for lunch.' I i.'"''': :-'- ''r:-:
The linger, her. Ausband, Ho
mer Samuels, and the maid who
had been In charge ot the Jewel
, case, departed at once! for Los
Angeles to aid In the search, for
the rlrls. after first telephoning
the facts to the authorities thereX
and at Ban. Diego. Ban juanap-
Ittrano ls-the usual midway point
for automobile parties bietween
San Diego and Los Angeles
rf Seturch I Dlftlcnlt 5
j The traffic is almost entirely
by automobile and frequently ar
riving and departing stages, . as
well as scores pt private cars,
make It . difficult to determine
which, way. or by what conyey
i ance the girls fled after commit-
tlngthe robbery.
Mr, Samuels telephoned a com
plete description Of the lost Jew
els to the sheriff's office at Santa
Ana and also notified the officers
at San Diego and Los j Angeles.
These three counties Immediately
sent out patrols on all roads and
el watches on .trains along the
coast routes. , .,"
Case Suddenly Disappears
According to Mr. Samuels, he.
Madame Galll-Curcl and; the lat-
ter's maid, Mrs. Mae Hendrickson
were traveling by motor between
I.oa Angeles and San Diego and
stopped here tor lunch. While
trnveiinv thA Jewels were en
trusted to the maid. She stepped
Into the rest room In a cafe here,
.laid the Jewel case down for a
moment and then realizing what
she had done, returned to get It.
It wai' Kone. -v-;, , i . ,:,".,:.
Mrs. Hendrickson said -there
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Inability to choose the rigM
word often Places a speaker in
an embarrassing position. Many
business men lose much raluable
time because they find It difficult
to express what they want to aay
" wpien. they Oictate their orreH
ipondence. i Greater freedom -and
accuracy in , speaking and ."writ
ing can be acquired by ptudylng
a dictionary. A few minutes de
voted to the study of, words and
their meaning; each day j will in
a short time Tesult la great benefit-
to any one who will put that
practice to a test. v f f
The1 New Universities Diction
ary being , offered to readers of
this paper is particularly j adapted
to aid those who wish to, acquire
greater familiarity with the. Eng
lish Uucuage. . It contains all tna
newrwords which have como
commcn and proper use in recen
yean. Its'detinlUons are simple
and accurate, making It possible
to choose words that: wiU best
serve the urpose t of - correct
ppeaklng and "writing. Many of
the new words that have been
lironaht 'into use through each
specialised actuates as war. avi
ation, golf, ; baseball and other
forms of sporU have been con
veniently classified lu supplemeu
iary dictionaries.
Farmers Continue to Oppose it One Thinks It Wonlrf
Give Too Much Time for Joy-Hiding Another Thinks
v Trend of Times is Toward Normalcy
For neltlng docks ahead.
AgaJiiiit . . . . . . . . ......
Out of 14 letters received by
The Statesman, in response to a
call for a vote on daylight saving
by setting the. clocks ahead one
hour during Jhe summer, 12 of
the writers are against it and
two for . It. The five who cast
their votes this morning are all
forninst the scheme."
The Statesman will be glad to
print the expressions of any oth
ers who have convictions on the
subject. : , ' '
Pots Things Oat of Plnmb
; Here are, the latest letters on
the question: '
Frank O. Baye, Salem Com
plying with your request for our
opinion on the daylight saving
scheme: We do not approve of
it. It throws things out of joint,
so to speak. The producer and
the busy housewife are all crowd
ed ' to the limit. Why add any
thing more to the load they carry
No, if anybody wants to save any
thing, go after the profiteers.
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One-half of Its authorfzed capi
talization or 150,000, has been
secured by the Willamette Valley
Flax and Hemp association,' and
the corporation is now a legal en
tity, ready to do business.
At the directors meeting yes
terday j action was taken ' to star;
the corporation in active work.
The purchase of the Rickreall
mill, eloator and power site for
$2050 "was authorized, also, the
purchase of the Turner flax plant
for $5,500, after it had originally
cost $9,000. These two plants
are to be put into shape for hand
ling this year's crop. The work is
to te started at once. The adver
tising for hlds on tearing down
the old Rickreall buildings, ready
for the new plant, will appear
Sunday. '
IUg Acreage Contracted x -
The corporation now has con
tracts for 1035 acres of flax for
this year. Most v of these are for
full five years. Seed is in sight
for CO more acres, that some early
comer can get on contract. After
that the prospective grower will
have to find his own seed, v
The ; temporary organization,
that has worked faithfully to pro
mote the enterprise, was made
permanent. -
. , Will the defense introduce new
evidence in the trial of William
Rodgers? Will Mrs. Rodgers take1
the stand and reveal . incidents cul
minating in the crime for which
her husband now faces trial? , - j
Rogers has been held t in the
Marlon 'county jail for, the. past
four: months on a charge ( of as
sault with a deadly weapon. Ho
was indicted by a Marion county ,
grand Jury after he had seriously
wounded Patrolman W. W. Blrt
chett of the loeal police force.
December 4, 1921. ,
. I One Hangs Jury
; At his first trial Rodgers es
caped conviction through the dis
agreement of the jury, one mem
ber standing -for acquittal while
11 voted Preconviction The re
trial was under, way at 2 o'clock
yesterday, when the new Jury was
sworn in. , . ' -
The case has attracted much at
tention because "of reluctance of
the defense to permit the appear
ance of Mrs. Rogers on the wit
ness stand at previous hearings.
According to police officers fam
iliar with the case,. Mrs., Rogers
had appeared at the police station
They are still numerous and Or
egon has her share of them, Sa
lem not excepted.
Idea Hailed Foolish
Mrs. DeForest, Independence
The jdaylight saving plan looks
to me like someone wants more
daylight for himself, and has not
the will power to get up himself,
so he wants the clock put ahead
so everyone will get up'and then
he will have to. It looks like a
foolish Idea. The hour's sleep
in the morning does one more
good than two In. the evening.
Confusion Objected To
D'. M. Calbreath, Monmouth
Daylight saviing by setting the
clocks ahead one hous Is too ab
surd to think of. In the spring
and summer we have from 10 to
1 6 hours of daylight to use as
we please. The farmer as a rule
uses all ot it to good advantage.
Changing the time will cause con
fusion in making connections
with trains, and might cause seri
ous damage. And about the time
we get used to it and the days
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The officers are: George W.
Eyre, president; D. F. Eastman,
of Aumsvllle, vice president; W.
J, Denham of Turner, Charles W.
Eyre of Turner, E. T. Tldd - of
ltickreall, George . M. Hoyser of
Salem and E. T. Porter of Anms
ville, directors.
The directors prevailed upon A.
C. Bohrnstedt of Salem, who has
served as voluntary secretary and
booster, to accept the permanent
appointment as secretary ; and
treasurer.' He will have his of
fice at 407 lasontc temple In Sa
lem. ' 'fv" ' ' '
Will Pay As It Goes ,
While the corporation has se
cured the legally required one
half of its authorized . capital
Btock, and can now do business,
it is planning to proceed on a pay-as-you-go
plan, and will go no
where except as it has the money
in sight. It needs some more cap
ital for a revolving fund, and
plans to sell a little more prefer
red stock to Salem and other busi
nessmen and investors, to pro
vide the working capital. . It is
felt that In view of the importance
of the Industry to Salem, and its
safe . business promise the stoct
must have a larger sale here.
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several times prior to . the shoot
ing of Birtchett and had asked
Chief Mof f ltt for protection, as
serting, that her f Husband ; .had
threatened her life and had at
tempted to destroy personal prop
erty belonging' to ; her. On the
afternoon of the shooting, Rogers,
while under the influenced liq
uor. Is said to have followed his
wife to the residence of relatives
at 960 . Highland t avenue. .-. Here
he Is said to have created a dis
turbance, which . led to the call
ing of police aid by airs. S. Baker,
a sister.,
. Divorce Threatened
"I found Rogers in the house,"
said Patrolman '. Brrtchett yester
day while on the witness stand'.
"Mrs. Rogers was also in the room
and she said to her husband:,
r I tell you. Bill ; I am. through
with you. ! I don't Intend to live
with you another minute, , and
what's more, I am going down in
the1 morning and sue you for . a
divorce'." : .
i Mrs. Rogers, according to court
room : attendants, - has displayed
much .uneasiness during, the tes-
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Drifts from Tree to Five Feet
Deep Bring Steam Shovels
Into Play in Big Timber
Spauldings Neew Few Days
to Finish Operation in
Black Rrock Camp
Scooping out the snow drifts,
three to five feet deep, with a
steam shovel on the roads, and
then grubbing out each individual
log by hand so that it can be
reached by hauling teams, ie the
unusual April condition ot some
of the principal logging camps in
Marion and Polk counties.
, A,8team shovel Is at work open
ing the way to the logging camp
of the .Willamette Valley Lumber
company on the Lucklamute river.
The snow has been heavy enough
to shut off all log supply, and the
millhas been closed down for
lack of logs. The company's mill
is at Dallas.
Spaulding Camps' Cloflfd t
- Heavy snow has also shut up
the Spaulding Logging company
camp at Black Rock, &n' the. tim
ber tract adjoining. This camp,
however, is now being opened by
one side of about 35 men. They
will have a few days work; to fin
ish the 5000-acre tract, when they
wil move the logging machinery
and outfit to the Grand Ronde, In
Yamhill county, for future use.
The heavy snow caught the outfit
and tied it up for the winter in its
present location.
D'fficulty In getting logs for
the Mill City mills, has led to c
curtailment of production there.
The snow still persists, weeks past
the usual opening of the woods.
A shortage of logs is reported al
so from the Silver Falls Lumber
company, at Siverton, the main
supply coming from the higher
lands where the Bnow still lays
heavily. The company gets It
logs now from the lower lands
around Mebama.
Small Mills Inactive
Almost no activity has bee not
ed in the small mills, that pro
duce railroad ties as .their princi
pa output. It was announced re
cently that one or two of the
mills would reopen7 but some of
them are still under the snow, and
others are still waiting-' for con
tracts that will make their opera
tion' possible.
The Cobb & Mitchell mill at
Valseti is running two shifts, the
only mill In the middle Willam
ette Valley operating that near
capacity. This mill. th Its log
apply, is located at an elevation
of only about 1,000 feet, and has
no snow. The Willamette Valley
and Spaulding holdings, adjoining
and overlooking it, have been
snowed under for months. The
Foster mill has been closed all
winter. It belongs toan eastern
outfit .wiht a chain of retail
yards, that the high freight rates
and the limited eastern demand
could not keep running at thtls
end of the. line. . ,j-
Bnlldifes Situation Good
; The exceptional proportion of
approximately 25 per cent of all
the cut of the Spaulding Logging
company mills, for local consump
tion; still prevails. The local
building situation looks exceeding
ly good, even though not many
large buildings have been as yet
contracted, ; The King's Products
big dehydration plant addition,
for f rulta and vegetables, , is the
biggest contract let up' to the
present time, though the demand
for residence materials continues
unabated. Of average normal
times,, the ; Spaulding company
has expected , that - from 7 to 9
per cent of its cut will be used at
home, but the 25 per cent propor
tion has been maintained here for
a number of months.-
THE DALLES, Or,.' April 6.-t-(
Special to The Statesman )--Robert
L. Kirk's resignation as
superintendent of city . schools
here was asked for and 'accepted
by the school board arch 13,
Reasons for the board's action
were neve given publicity, .al
though there has been friction
between the officials for over a
year. y .:
Kirk never. made a public state
ment about the ' matter, and
effort was made by the board to
smother the whole affair. .'
Kirk is. still in The Dalles and
it Is expected that he will go into
business here.
Kirk was formerly principal of
Salem high school. From here
he went to Springfield where he
taught tor a time, and later went
to The Dalles.
Hundreds Cheer When Slay
er of Ohio Attorney is;
1 Acquitted by Jury
, NEW-YORK, April C Miss
Olivia M. P. Stone,. who shot and
killed Ellis G. Klnkead, former
corporation counsel of Cincinnati
August 5, 1921, tonight was ac
quitted of murder by a 3ury in the
Brooklyn supreme court.
Hundreds of men, and women
gathered outside the courtroom
cheered repeatedly when the ver
dict was announced, while those
In the crowded court room ap
plauded. "
, The defendant, In contrast to
her highly nervous condition
throughout thetr'al, received the
verdict calmly.
s "Miss Stone," Justice Aspln
wall said, "twelve reputable citi
zens have said, you are 'not guilty
under, the law, I therefore dis
charge you and you are now a
free woman."
' Miss Stone was led to an ante
room by her attorney and two ma
trons of the Raymond street Jail.
She looked 10 years younger than
she did when she appeared on the
witness stand a few days be fore.
Women spectators in the court
room showered her with flowers.
"I'm the happiest woman now.
I can go where I please. At last
the suspense Is over."
W. G, Evans, Who Came to
Oregon in J857r Dies at
Home of His Son
W. G. Evans, 89 years old,
prominent throughout the state
as ouie of Oregon's early pioneers,
died early last night at the home
of his eon, Dr. John C. Evans of
the state hospital staff. . The
funeral will be held at 2 o'clock
Saturday from the Rlgdon chapel.
He had been 111 about a month.
Mr. Evans was born in Tennes
see January 20,183 J, and moved
with his people to Arkansas when
a child. He crossed the plains
to California with Colonel Cauth
orn during the California gold
ruch. , 'He came north to Oregon
in 1857, and had since lived here.
; Mr. Evans married : Letltla
Savage, member of an Oregon
pioneer family. . She lost her life
in ; a railway accident near Sa
lem a few years ago. i' v
i " Mr1. Evans y was . the father of
seven children, three of whom
survive.. - They., are Dr. John- C.
Evans of Salem, D. H. Evans of
Rosebnrg, and L. P. -Evans of
Portland. ' . ; . -
Mr. Evans had been a member
of the Evangelical church nearly
au his life; ; ; .
II kaflllll WlllaaabU aaaf
Whisky , Bottle, Charges o!
Graft and i Personal En-
r ity i Make Southern Dele
gation Unhappy Family.
Thomas Blanton, Object of
Attack, Not Present
During Fiery Speech
WASHINGTON, April 6.-Fof
the third, tiae; within a year the
house was thrown into an uproar
today, with Representative Blan
ton, Democrat ef Texas, the object
of attack., ; . ' t . .:. -
In. a fiery 10-mlnute' speech.
Representative : Garner, dean ot
the Texas delegation, declared
that Mr. Blanton was as "comropu
a liar as, evr spoke a word of
English In this country." Mr,
Blanton; however, was not there
to hear the characterization as he
left the chamber at the outset of
the verbal attack, after shouting
that he would "hold the gentle
man personally responsible" to me
if be calls mej a liar."
Standing six feet away, Mr.
Garner had held up his hand dur
ing the confusion asking for or
der and requesting Mr. Blanton
not to leave.--"
.But, responding to a clash of
the speaker's, gavel, the sergeant-at-arms
rushed In to prevent what
appeared td be an open break,
when Representative Summers, al
so of Texas', sitting on the front
row, Btarted. toward Mr. Blanton,
shouting "You know you are a
liar." 'H- '-4-: ' '
f The trouble started while Mr.
Blanton, In denouncing a newspa
per report ot a speech he had
made recently In Texas, declared
that members could not I defend
"these measley itemB of petty
gTaft," referring to mileage and
funds allotted each session to
members for stationery and -supplies.
Mr. Blanton reiterated
what he had said in the house in
January, when, armed with a bag
of articles from the stationery
store, he produced a ! whiskey
flask. Mr. Garner, objecting to
this line oB argument, insisted
the impression Mr. Blanton In
tended to construe was that mem
bers got these things at taxpay
ers expense. '
Rules Too Restrictive
SUrting out with the stat3
ment that the world Is full of
"all kinds of liars, the artistic
liar,, the iaartistlc liar and the
common ordinary liar," Garner,
his face flushed, declared that the
man he had in mind "would de
stroy his only family In order to
accumulate wealth or to place
himself forward irom a political
standpoint" :
And then speaking, as he said,
for , the Texas delegation, he
shouted that "we hang our heads
in shame and humiliation when
Blanton of Texas is referred to as
our colleague.'' He spqke, too,
he added, for the entire Democrat
ic party" when he declared that
"we look upon him as a liability
and a distinct injury to our par
ty.". '
"It. I could only suspend tbe
rules of the house," Mr. Garner
said, "I would say what is In your
hearts, if the rules did not pre
vent, I would say what 431 mem
bers believe at this moment that
Thomas Blanton of Texas, is a
disgrace to the house of ; repre
sentatives and ought to be kicked
out." . ;V.V';. -;
'. Blanton Returns .
.'After Representative ' Mondell,
of Wyoming, the Republican lead-1
er, had made a general reply to
Blanton's charges as ;"ton petty
graft" with the declaration that
he could epnnt one finger of one
hand'' the, number ot house mem
bers who' would stoop to graft,
petty or otherwise." the , excitement-subsided.
A moment later Mr. Blanton re
turned to his seat, and within 10
minutes was making points of or-
i . . - .(Continued on page f ).
Official Accepts Presidency of Narcotic Instituts Xn'll
Headquarters in Seattle Recent Improvements zt
; Oregon Penitentiary Are Attributed by Goveracr 01
cbtt to Retiring Head
Nearly $900,000Taxes :
; Received at Court House
'. i' ". 11 . f; j i'"..' n.. -''
Marlon county taxpayers . have
contributed close to $500,000 In
cash as their' first half 1922 pay
ment on taxes. :f The whole coun
ty tax roll for the 1921 taxes, due
or payable on April 5, is $1,685.
93S.92. Last year, a little more
than one-half, of, the total amount
due, was paid by the due date,
April 5. One-half of this year's
toUl would be $842,968.48. It is
believed that the .checks still in
the mails, or in the tax collectors'
hands, in letters as yet unopened,
will bring the total receipts up to
the full $900,000.-
Out of all this sum. only $130
in gold was rtceived.
"BELPASTj, April C.A 9-year-old
child was killed tonight In
the. New, Lodge road.' A swarm
of children j were playing in the
street when; a riHe shot rang out
and the child; fell dead. There
la no clew to the assassin,
Will Give Exercise to Brain
and Help Pay off HorV
gage at Samd Time
Want "to be a regular fel
low, a convincing talker, a
peppy salesman, a memory
marvel a social success, or .
any of the other things that
the correspondence schools
declare to be the last word
in living? ? .r Tv
, ; Well here's your chancel
. - And ia addition you make
so much money that the '
chap In the magazine ads,
who thumps the table, looks
you in the eye'j and says
critically -Ninety-five dol
lars an hour," win be noth
ing but a' poor plodding pi
ker! -
Here's the secret: .
Turn to the page with the
picture and tackle The '
Statesman's prize picture
puzzle. Climb on the men
tal trapeze; take a work
out In , the - mental gymnas
ium. ..
.Exercising the old. hobbl
ing brain, this will do It
more good thaji a new gland'
grafted on the comatose.
. Crippled cerebrum!
It will brighten the per
sonality, give wit to the con
versation, put enthusiasm
H nto 'your buslnes weep
the cobwebs 'out of the brain
cells and inoeulate you with -k
the germ ef social grace. 7
'a In ' addition you - have a
f chance to swell the savings'
bank account or " make the
next payment on' the mbrt
' gage with prises offered to
.the puzzle winners.
' Hop to It, and hop fast.
. Louis IL.Cornpton, warden
of the state penitentiary, yes
terday submitted to Governor
Olcott his resignation.' to be
come effective May 1. ZIr.
Compton resigns to becoraa
president, of the Hamilton
Narcotic institute, with head
quarters in Seattle. ;
Governor Olcott announced
that J. W. Lewis, present dep
uty warden, wilt be appointed
warden and that Eugene C
Halley, now principal keeper,
will be the new deputy. Comp
ton; in his letter of resigna
tion to the governor, recom
mended that Mr. Lewis be his
successor. ' v. , v .
Mr.1 Compton was formerly
affiliated officially with tha .
Salem , Y. M. C. A., first as
physical director and then as
general secretary. He left this
post for war service in Franco
where he held the rank of
first lieutenant. He was
wounded and gassed in action.
After his return to Salem ha
took up anew, his work at the
Y. M. C. A., but on July 1,
1919,-was appointed by Gov
ernor Olcott as state parcb
officer. This position he he! J
during the time that Dr. R. ,
E. Lee Stelner was temporary '
ncu ui me pnson. ompxon
became warden - February 1,
1920.- ' r:
; Governor Olcott expressed re
gret at losing the 'services ol
waraen compton,, and attribute
many improvements at the prison
te his ability as an ofttcial.
V Promising Field Ahead
? i "I deeply regret severlnr my
connection with the state peni
tentiary and the present adminis
tration,? said Warden Compton
In making known his resignation.
4'1 also deeply regret leaving tie
state of Oregon. . For some time
f have had under consideration
this new connection- Iil Seattle
with the Hamilton Narcotic Insti
tute, a $600,000 corporation, or
ganized for tbe purpose of 'the
treatment and cure ot narcotic
addicts. '
"I became particularly interest
ed in this work when Governor
Olcott inaugurated his campaign
in the; Pacific northwest against
the use and sale of narcotics and
have followed Its development
very closely. . I believe. In my
new field, a great work can be
done along this line, and It is on
ly for the reason that I feel great,
er accomplishments can ' bo
brought about in this new field
that I finally determined to leave
my present position. For tho
past week I have been in Seattle
perfecting improvements in con
nection with the new institute and
will devote my entire time to that
work. The new corporation has
exclusive control of the. handling
of what we believe is a definite
cure s for the narcotic evil and I
am satisfied it will work marvel
lous results."
XGovernor Makrs Statement . :
(Governor Olcott expressed keen
regret at Warden Compton de
cision to lesve the prison. ,
"He has effected some wonder
ful improvements at the Institu
tion,' said the governor. "The
physical plant and the morale of
the men both have been developed
to a great degree under bis' man
agement and I am deeply sorry to
see him leave. Mr. Lewis Informs
me that the ssme . organization
and policies maintained nnder
Warden Compton will be contin
ued under the new management.
The prison management, both as'
to its Internal workings and the
mall number of escapes during
Mr. Compton's handling has been
exceptionally good and s deserves
warm commendation."
Friday, fair; 2 moderate west