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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1922
PRICE : f , FIVE CHNT3
WIFE OF WALTER S. WARD '
STANDING BY HER 'HUSBAND
ation Tour Farming Dis-
tricts and Find Need of
Further Reclamation. '
SPEECHES ARE MADE
' AT HOTEL GATHERING
Barbecue Dinner at Rickreall
is OffcredijyFlax Grow-"
( ers Today
About 35 drainage Investigators
and experts made up the. Corral-
lis and -oul-of -Salem visitors to ac
cept the dinner invitation -of the
Salem Commercial-club ad : Marion-Polk
-m i Realtor ..association,
Thursday noon; . The number -did
not quite come np to what had
been expected., Two cars, tailed
o ihfwa art A Mnnft.
The Tlsttors planned to visit the a member oftbe i territorial legls
'tjV MW.h drainare .work, and Mature from Yamhill eot&ty where
ret back) to Salem for "an yearly
, dinner. One- of the ditchyeutttng
machines that "they were-o see
.was out' of- commission.- Sam
- Ilrown. - the Inventor, and builder
of these machines, put f hls own
. machine out to demonstrate be
I work tms It had not :been; nsed
for some time and, the power. plant!
- balked.',-' ' s.-; v.i
V V Machine Wortcs liapidly C
t- v ax.j J,it,i-t. t
a line idea oi xne macmne wu- i
is a long, narrow pontoon or barge I
S-1?!-!!?! t3 ' the
Lake Lablsh section. -.The Tisuors i
were delayed 4n retting to their
dinner at. the appoimea wmer
: that a number of local hnslnesi
men. bankers and tbers who be-
.,Her that dralngae is the making
ot-the .WlUamette -valley,?- were
obliged to leae without, meeting
A the ."vtaitoriV zJ i
t At the dinner, several brief ad
' dresses were made on the subject
- ot drainage.. .A. C Bohmstedt,
president of the realtors associa-
tinn. nrtAttr WhOSfl. SUSDiCeS the
" flintier was vg-fven turned 'the
chairmanship orer to ksara BTown,
who has long been. drainage en
thusiast and one of the most sue
cessfal drainers ofthe state.
; 3Iayo Lands Work ..Vr
Mayor George Halvorsen spoke
briefly, welcoming the visitors to
for theimblle gwd. Mn Brown
Mmtoif in. flpceotlnr the chair-
manship, told briefly of Wome otj
1 he legal ana oasiness- oosuaw 1
tbat had been overcome In putting
on the statute hooka what he char.
reStateVV" : "
-r..H k.Ur .roaflnff. vara rlveif
by President J. C. Perry, and Sec-
Commercial clubt by W. E. Wit-
; son. of the Salem :.T11a and. Mer
i cantile company,? an eminent a au
thority on drainage, and by Percy
' Cupper, atate engineer;. whose
.rv brief rreetlaa .elves no indi
cation of the tremendous help'.he
ta. brought to drainage interest.
.' of Oregon
Carle Abrams chairman ot. the
agricultural committee of th
Commercial club, foretold the day
when it he present tne wora
would DO- lncrrascu ijtw s ui .
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times to supply, the need for drain
: - . . . .
would serve tht double purpose
-oi anunmi aau iivu y"
- t J a wuMMK ths aiAll
by aerating the soil ana maaws
avaIlabl4hemoisture that lanowi
locked up in the subsoil.
iiniM Stewart, now o
11. . vufl sif . what nhld
. M f be dralnaee of the
vk -LAbtsh country, character! -
s inc it as an industrial marvel. He
held that drainage on an adequate
scale t a aute or national hi-
are are the state's nrsi aveioir
lie nrpea au urcgon
iana to (wrlta .and support the
Smith-McNanr drainage . bill now
before congress. -
Ontsld Seei Jfeed
'li T. Jessuo. with Hha United
states denartment of agriculture.!
nd stationed at Yakima, spoke
of the need ot drainage all along
the valley. He had noted the pres
ence of fields of bachelor's but
tons, camaa.and other plants that
' denoted ooorisoll conditio As. In
lands that ought to be producing
.A . ...- VTa
thou dr&inanxConaiuoDi w
j ,n.thiui n Indnatrial
i it Db auu
t - . " ' "
i "hegreat'federal reclama-
tlftn projects, even alter tney gei
thhlgh priced , land and water
rights settled, they face the prob
' lem of getting the people, and that
- is more expensive and sometimes
mnrm dUastrous than any other,
i 1 problem,", he said. , "But here n
S3 tK bSuSiTf wa. then indicated' thr Juror, de
especially uisc . A tft vRar no more witnesses in
i the wuiamewe vcjr, j
have the people and it , cost far
less to drain than it does to irrl-
Thomas A. Roberts, one of tne
(Continued on pae 5). ;.
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W PHRTT A ND
Pioneer "Who Crossed Plains
in 1847, Mother of Mrs. T.
B. 'Kay; Succtimbs
. Mrs. C. A. Wallace, pioneer res
ident of Oregon, died at the home
of her daughter, Mra. J. A. Todd,
in Portland Wednesday evening.
Her son R W.-Wallace, died two
weeks ago,-his son, Gordon Wal
lace,, -having died two weeks ear
lier. It is thought that the dou
ble shock ot her son's and grand-
hie for r.Mrs. . Wallace's sudden
death. . . . .,T
fiMrs. Ellxa Shuck Wallace was
bom in Iqwa 81, years Ago - and
crossed the plains . with her par
ents4a 1847." Her -father. , An
drew Shock; served two terms s
the familymade their home.-, His
daughter.-Mrst Wallace,, married
Ci-A. Wallace 64;years ago ana
until lsrears ago r,.tney. maae
their home ltt"McMinnviIle, Yam
hill county. ? Since then they have
lived in Salem.- . . -. ': ,
' Mr. Wallace is also a member
ot a pioneer family and served .as
an express rider in the.Indian.war
nnder Governor Stevens. ... -' '
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:Mrs.t Wallace's home in saiera i
..-. im Vflrth fiummM Street,
. - iaes nr ". .
J; a. Todd of Portiana, - T2j- w,
hi. wu iw,i.-!. -
was her PJLf0 CiT Wi
, .-v.... r" ,
auernoon ai ociuca. uuia t
don's chapel. ; wt'-t -V , t
Further. Special Clinics at
Commercial Club -tor;
State Health Week '
,Today is Mothers and Babiei
davof the Health. week being neld
by the state board of health. Yes-
teraayt tuberculosis day, was m
ha of Dr. orover C. Bellinger,
. ..i, the iamIna-
numberhf person, were. ev
I mined.- .
jn Bplte of the fact that today.
erals tunics win 09 ,neu
which Is true ot Saturday likewise. I
Examinations lor an sons 01 '
. .. . . .11
menU , will be conducted. Par-1
ent are asked to bring their chti-i
dren for examination for crooked
teeth, malformation of the Ja tws.
aaeno.as. e -
and spinal trouble, etc .
Saturday.-school children a aT.
will close tne weea. tnnoren Ul
the ' Grant -school will -present
1 Mnrner iiodsr narcaui in !
1 '7.. -iv .--,u0.
m we yommerc
1 . . . .1 ii.ii
dren of tne Rlchmond school .win
I . w i , n.. Ai a I
1 be seen n an original srouui.
In t. -Tenlna a. tree health show
M ,n Vh- virt r.onrre -
wllth g'ven inthe Flrst congre -
rational church to which the pub -
lie la invlted.; ,It yrm include
aingln lectures and motion Pl
1 , . Arj eiinics and examinations are
Grand Jury Will Report
' j n: 1.
On ACCU5BU nl Vc
.MONTREAL. June 1
nouatement of the action of; the
king's-hench, grand Jury in the
case of Adelard de Lorme. former
Catholic priest; charged with the
mnrder of his half brotner ttaoui,
on January 7. la expected tomor
rowwhen a series of reports on
the case considered ' will -he pre-
, DetectlvekJeorges La ole, who
worked nn the case against the
former Abbe,. was heard today, it
i the case.
Petition ifl Bankruptcy
Filed by CBi Clancey
. C. B. Clancey, Salem florist, has
filed a netitlon -of bankruptcy
the United SUtes district court n
Portland. Liabilities which- he
lists at $14,117.0. consist large
ly of unsecured -claims, t held r hy
165 creditors. IU9 assets are list
ed at $3,577.21 and consist almost
entirely of stock in trade and
store fixtures. t
WASHINGTON, June 1.
Running 45 minutes beyond
the time set for quitting ttie
senate brought its night ses
sion to a close tonight in con
Much of the after dinner
session was devoted to heated
debate on the various phases
of the dye schedule Which as
had been Dredicted. develoDed
intone of the bitterest fights
Un 4;re .,tA.T.
on the tariff -measure .
; The interchange - between
senators holding opposing
views on proposed imports cn
dye3 became more pointed as
the evening session . pro
gressed and in the last min
utes a personal encounter be
tween Senator McCumber, Re
publican, North Dakota, in
charge of the tariff bill,, and
Senator Robmson, Democrat,
Arkansas, was narrowly
averted. . -v ' .
Advancing to -the center
aisle to imeet each other, the
senators found Senator King,
.Democrat, . Utah- standing, be
tween- them. Then Sena
tor Poindexter, - Republican,
Washington, pnoved across the
chamber and took benator mc
Cumber by the . shoulders.
nrt "KT L Tl i. 1.
ine xxorxn Daxoia seuaxur rer;
oil fnw o mnmont hv
iduwu v w
there was a feen
eral liubbub on .the floor,- Fi
nauy an agreeraeni cu rectus
lentil tomorrow- W&S reached,
Senator Robinson agreeing at
Republican, Kansas to ; with-
draw his motion for adjourn-
ment so xnat a reces3 mignti
Recital at Willamette Re
veals Talent On Part off
The senior recital af Waller hall
last niahi waa a distinct success
from the opening number to thelfr,.jt day
dropping ot the curiam on uw
last comedy. About S00 people
. ... nfrarnv "xinia p..
Zl. Wrtman Knnw' consid-
lered tq be the heaviest number or l
ne program. It was a lour-scene
cutting, ot the -four-act play of J
I M. Barrie. Miss Martha wergnson
SVS :IS Laiii
abeta Hunt took tne part of Lady
gybI1 WhHe John Shand was ex-
I rellehtly acted by J. Fred McGrew.
1 The most laugh-producing num.
ber ot the evening was "It's Great
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h. fil,, r l!nM nh-
rT.w w.T.rT a.
1 nararnnn inii ina waviarera ast
iM-,iMth unnt EnU and
I . nftm r-rten
jjigg Ferguson was Grace Ferris
l .1''-. 0- ira.i
I ho was an acquaintance; of hotn
1 Enid and Tom.
!'Tha Twelve-Pound Look", .- a
story by J. M. Barrie, brought to
the fore the ability of Miss Fergu
son. She -held the audience
throughout and too-much credit
cannot be given her for me man -
ner In which she handled the dif -
I ncnit pana.
ln whlch M!ss Ferguson took fhe
1 part 01 tnree characters ana us
1 someimng new ior siuuenn ok i"e
EUbnc sneaking department 01
A Picked-Up Dinner ' was - a
comedr of errors and mhcups. - It
was a laugh provoker and the act
ing was well done.- Miss rergn-
son and Mr. McGrew were Mr. and
Mrs. J. Thompson and Miss Hunt
was the servant. The -name. 01
the blar is derived from the num
ber ot times the dinner is picked
un from the floor where it - has
been dropped by the servant. Un
expected guests also figure in this
play, -. - . ..-(A
Miss Minna L. Harding, head, of
the public speaking department o
Willamette, was director and the
training and rehearsals; have been
under her direction.
-BUCHAREST June 1 The
Russian soviet - government:-. is
withdrawing, its troops from the
Bessarabian (frontier. ,
Friday- fair; cooler,
ARE IN TOILS
Man Arrested at Monmouth,
Other in California, left
.Vjs. Ore Juv fsp-
eIal to The Statesman )-H. D.
rmo. rr,rm.r nrnr i . hir
t Fargo, s. m. which railed about
a year , ago owing, it? is said to
Non-Partisan league management.
left this city last night where he
had been confined in the Polk
county Jail since May 19 when be
was arrested ' at the Monmouth
Normal school by Sheriff John W.
Orr. He left in the custody of C.
C. Wattam, assistant district at
torney of Cass county in that
state. ,The officer and his prison
er were driven to Salem, by Depu
ty Tl' B. Hooker where they .met
Sheiff Kreamer of "Fargo , who
was returning from Los Angeles
with other officialsof the defunct
bank who had been arrested at
that place. '" '; V 7 ,- ,
Local Persons Acquire Maj
w.or Holdings of Stock of
Miss L. m. Marshall, who bad. a
major portion of the stock of the
Falls City Canning company, have
transferred their holdings,
t" Q. A. Griswold, the lumberman,
is one ot the leading .spirits of the
new deal, and other persons will
be Interested. Y '
Mr.- Pugh Is the superintendent
of the newN cannery in Salem be
ing built . and to be conducted un
der the auspices - of the Oregon
Growers Cooperative association.
Mr. Pugh so managed the Falls
City cannery that it paid a 10 per
cent dividend . after the run of
last year, though at the beginning
of the season the outlook was not
bright. He Turns overthe affairs
of the company to the new owners
In ship shape. , The. Falls City
cannery employs ,; about 100 'wo
men, and uses about 20 tons of
Little Damage is Done
They've fixed it now so that it
couldn't, happen again, with less
than a herd of elephants; but the
Y.M.C.A. came neary having a real
accident," Wednesday night, that
only providence kept from being
About 30 girls who had been in
the pool, had come out and were
in the dressing room when the
floor gave way under, them. , They
would, have, been precipitated in
to the cellar, with theheavy steel
lockers. tumbling over them, but
that the falling floor was caught
bya few sticks of cord wood that
by chance had been . stood up
up against the wall , where they
caught the falling floor. Little
actual damage was done to any
one in ..the room. The floor was
hoisted .back into place, yesterday.
and strengthened so that the ac
cident cannot happen again.
i . .
1 naiVUrsen NQl UcUlUIUdlC
: - For .School Board Again
School patrons and' voters of
district 24will on June 19. have
an opportunity to elect a member
ot the school board, there being
only one vacancy, this year. George
E. Halvorsen, whose term expires
this year, - announced yesterday
that he will not be a candidate for
Mr. Halvorsen has presided as
chairman during the past year. He
has served for. three years, r. H.
H. OUneer.. as next in seniority
succeeds Mr. Halvorsen ln .the
E. A Rhoten. Mark McCallister.
Dr W. G.-Morehouse, T. M. Hicks
and Daniel J. Fry have been nam
ed as posisble candidates to suc
ceed Mr. Halvorsen. The office ts
from the city at large.
FIRE DAMAGE LARGE
PRINVEILLE.' Ore June 1.
alf ef -Prineville's business sec
tion : was . wiped out early .today
i by fire which started in a frame
I apartment . house and swept, over
five , blocks, causing a loss estl-
! mated tonight at. $350,000.,. The
, authorities suspect that the blase
1 was of , incendiary origin. -
Jo(Iy-up Day at Salem Indian
School Finds Rivalry for
Honors at Keenest Pitch
Ever Known. -
MISS ROSA GRAY , ..
IS DOUBLE WlfNER
Wallace Morgan, Valedic
torian, Has Coveted Place
Among i Young r Men
"Jolly-up" day. or award day
as it might be called some other
places, was observed at the Salem
Indian school Thursday morning.
A long: list Of scholastic, instita-
tionaland socia awards are made
every year .and the rivalry is ex
ceedingly keen. V
.This year, with the attendance
clear up to the overflow point,
with , no Illness to Interfere with
regular school, work, and a fair
return to normalcy both outside
and. inside Jthe school after the
strain of .the war. the rivalry is t
about the keenest the school has
ever seen. ;,
One ot the young women who
graduates , this year, Miss Rosa
Gray, received two of the high
est prixed trophies,, for the best
honor student among the girls,
and for the first place in declam
atory contest. It Is very seldom
that any one student gains two of
these star honors.
Wallace Morgan, valedictorian
of the graduating class, is honor
student -among the boys. The
whole list of prizes follows:
Boy-honor student, Wallace
Morgan, . silver-plated belt and
F-Vjttl 1. - 1.
- uiii uunor siuueui, iioaa urtfi
gold plated Jewel case.
Competitive military drill, Com-
f pany B lrl8, silver trophy.
- captain company Sadie Na
poleon,, silver plated bud vase '
Tjompetltlve military drill. Com
pany A boys, silver trophy.
Captain- Company A, Albert
Spearson, silver v plated shaving
Winners of lnterclass track
meet, class of 1922 silver trophy.
Highest polntswlnner (track
meet) Wilford Evans; silver
jjated cuff Jinks.
-''Second highest point winner.
George Nix. silver plated cut!
links. , -
. First prize declamation contest,
Rosa Gray, silver plated pencil
and ribbon.' 1
Second prize declamation con
test, Rebecca Carpentier, silver
plated pencil and ribbon.
Third prize declamation contest,
Joe Racine, silver plated Ever
. Best consistently kept room,
between Brewer and Mitchell
halls, William Brendible and Mos
es George, of Brewer tall, book
ends. , 0
.Best consistently kept room be
tween McBride and -Winona halls,
Thresa Esholtz and Ida Esholtz,
ot McBride hall, candle sticks.
Best consistently kept - dormi
tory between Brewer, Winona and
Small Boys' home. Small Boys'
home, painting, "End of the
Best kept building in general,
all i things considered. Winona
Ku Kluxer. Found Guilty
of Robbing Taxi Driver
BAKERSFIELD. Cal.. June 1.
William Pickens, a member of
the Ku Klux Klan, was found
guilty -by a superior court Jury
of assaulting and robbing Clyde
Kicaey, a taxi-cab driver.
'The nrosecation contended Pic
kens was one of four masked and
robed men who beat. and robbed
the chauffeur. - -
Ftckens was the first, to be
tried of. five men indicted recent
ly in connection with night rider
Victim of Gun" Wielder t
Has Chance to Recover
" Miss Clara . Gruenfelder, 1,.
who ;waa Wednesday night seri
ously woundetl by her brother-in-law,
John Bangert. 27, who later
committed suicide, was last night
reported to be ".resting quietly
with fair ! prospects for recovery.
according to official of the Will
amette sanitarium. .
. Mlsa Gruenfelder received three
ballet wounds, following a fren
zied effort by Bangert to shoot
the .girl and other members of
bis family. " Incoherent;, assertions
made by: Bangert, prior to his
death are not given credence by
neighbors and friends of the .cou
ple, Bangert is survived by his
wife and a small son, besides rel-
i atl ves at Dayton O. ; :
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THIS is a new photograph of Mrs. Beryl C, Wardt"wife of
Walter. S. Ward, vice-president of the Ward Baking com
pany, of which his father, is president, who insists that the
story told to officials by her husband; self-confessed slayer of
Clarence Petere, alleged blackmailer, is true and that there
are no women Involved in the affair.; Rumors that she is con
templating divorce action has been strongly denied (by her!
Douglas1 County Man in
Pearcy's Place, Latter .
B. Guthrie,, who has been
with the field department of the
Oregon Growers Cooperative as
sociation in Douglas .county for
the past two years, has been
transferred to the Willamette, val
ley with headquarters at Salem.
Mr. Guthrie succeeds Earl Pear
cy, who . has been transferred to
rresh fruits sales department.
Has Field Experience
While In tk Douglas county
district, Mr. ..Guthrie had charge
of the field , work consisting of
crop estimates, . harvesting and
supervising the packing of apples
and pears. In addition to this, be
understands the handling of broc
coli which make his services In
the Willamette valley even more
valuable. The growers , were well
pleased with the services of Mr.
Guthrie and regret to see him
leave. He will take up his work
here June 1.
Strang Well TraJhcd
Fred Strang, who succeeds Mr.
Guthrie in Douglas county, is a
graduate of the horticultural de
partment of O.A.C., class of 1915.
For a time he was a horticultural
inspector in British Columbia and
then spent two years as county
fruit man for Douglas county. He
then went into the army, and was
made fruit and vegetable supply
sergeant for Camp Dix. in New
Jersey. Following the war, he
managed a big commercial apple
orchard in North Carolina, for
more than a year, returning to
Medford a year ago.
Kleaale or Klan Held
Under Blue Sky Statute
SAN FRANCISCO, June 1.
Dr. John Eckes, dentist and ad
mitted kleagle of the Ku Klux
Klan, was held to airswed today
by Police Judge Sylyester McAtee
on a charge of violating the "blue
sky laws." While the magistrate,
after listening to the testimony.
decided to bind over, the defend
ant to the superior court, he an
nounced that he would not make
the- formal holding ; until tomor
row, in order that Dr. Eckes
might make arrangements for the
furnishing of new . bail.
PREMIER IS HOST
LONDON. June 1. David
Lloyd eGorge, Jthe British Prem
ier, today entertained. William
Randolph Hearst, the American
publisher and Mrs. earst at lunch
eon. ' ;......--",-:-', s:-... . -
CREW , DAXD8
LONDON, June 1. 'Four of
the crew of the British steamer
Wiltshire, ashore v- on the New
Zealand coast, have : been landed
by the life line, according to ad
vices to the. Daily MaU,
emmm ?ar- mi 1 wjBmwW itp trtMf yeg w wy j sjsssssewwissswwyjwa a J l
i f lil' ' aw sn 1 1 sr 1 irtr an iiiisaimsil I
Situation Watched Carefully
to Prevent Destruction
This Season W i
DALLAS, Ore.: Juno" 1. (Spe
clal to The Statesman) W. V.
Fuller.Mistrict , fire warden' for
Polk county, : reports that there
have been a number of small for
est fires burning in 'Pojk. county
timner for the last few days bat
that , most of them have either
been totally extinguished or are
under control of tire fighters, v
. One of the largest fires, so far
this year is .burning in the Grande
Rond country near the .Yamhill
county line, but this fire is being
watched by ajarge force of fight
ers." . , ' - - . v' V .
Warden Stops Fire K-Yv-On
a trip to the Spaulding camp
at the summit west of Falls City
this week, Mr. Fuller extinguished
one small fire that was Just start -fhg
in the brush. A few . miles
farther on he encountered snow
in a shaded portion of the road
and, a roadway had ' to)be ; dug
through the drifts before he could
get to -his destination.,
Woods Drying Rapidly . I
The. woods are fast becoming
dried out. with - the continued
warm weather and it the proper
caution is not given fires by camp
ers there may be serious damage
to timber this summer. s'-.-v'A-';.
Mr. Fuller hat Issued warnings
to all parties going into the. tim
ber to be cautious with fires and
to extinguish all camp fires and
be careful with smoking materials
and matches. :J
Hepairs, Being Made "'-'i
A large force of -men is already
at work in the timber of this
county, clearing trains, repairing
telephone .lines and constructing
camps for fire patrolmen. The
wireless station wilr not be con
ducted en Bald mountain, - the
highest poin in Polk county, this
year, out an u.A.u., staaenr with
a range finder will be established
at the lookout on this point.
. Million Feet Horned
EUGENE, Or.. June 1. -De-
struct'on of over 1,000,060 feet of
cut lumber valued at over $10,
000 is the, result of spread of a
brush ' fire ' in - the forest above
Cottage Grove near: here yester
day. The fire spread to the yards
of the mill of the J. H. Chambers
Lumber company and consumed
a stack of lumber. The mill had
a narrow eseape.- Other small for
est firts are .burning ,ln this ec-
tlon of. the state but no great dam
age has been don to other than
the destruction of this pile of lum
ber. . v.-. ; j
NEW BELFAST OUTRAGES
? LONDON',: June l.r-(By The
Associated Press) Interest In
thelrish situation shifted today to
Ulster, where the borderland dis
turbances and; the- Belfast out
rages are more serious than ever
Deputy Sheriff Tells How He
Saw Star and Latest Wire
Go Driving ,Clad in Pink
BIGAMY CHARGE YET
r IN UNCERTAIN STATE
Mexican Wine Flows Freely
When Wedding Is Held'
, At, Mayor's Horned .
LOS ANGELlCS,- June 1 Ro
dolfo Valentino, screen actor, did
not learn today whether he must
face a Jury Jury on a charge ot
bigamy. His preliminary hearing
was begun, but was continued un
til tomorrow or possibly Saturday
89 some missing witnesses might"
A desert, foreign customes and
a lot ox flowing robes in surDle
and other eye filling colors were
the somewhat appropriate set
tings and features that surround-.
ed the marriage of Rodolfo Yen-
entino Gugllelml, better known
as Valentino. saissV, Miss Winifred.
de Wolf, also known as Miss Win
nifred Sbaunessy-Hudnut; and as '
Natacha Rabbova. . r.
. IVeddlng Details Told ,
The colorful tale of a Mexican
marriage was repeated .with em
bellishments today In the court of
J. Walter Hanby Justic, of the
peace, where Valentino had been
haled to answer; to the complaint ;
charging- him with bigamy.
' The complaint was based on
records here and at' Mexican.
Those here showed that Valentino
divorced Miss Jean Acker ln Jan
uary. Those at ' Mexican showed
be wed Miss de Wolfe-Shaunessy- .
Hudnut-Rambova there on May
13. The authorities here held the
Mexican marriage, was bigamous
because Valentino had only an in
terloeutory decree In his dlvorci
case which will not become f insj
until next ' January - and hence,
they explained, he was still man
ried to Miss Acker. ;
Flapper Flock; Around. ,
Whethervhls marriage was big
amous or not, Valentino contin
ued to draw crowds today. The
courtroom of Justice Hanby was
ammed by flappers and feminity.
and scores of eager eyes centered
on me iau young actor as ne sat
somewhat slumped in an arm
chalf and worriedly gnawed a ner
vous finger while he soberly lis
tened to the evidence, i
The prosecution's first witness
was Miss Acker, who answered to
the bailiff's call of "Mrs. Jean
Acker Valentino." When the clerk
requested her to state her name.
She turned to ber attorney and
asked "What is my name?" The
court record was made to show
that her name was Mrs. Jean Ack
er ; Valentino Gugllelml. i
She told of meeting ; Valentino
three years ago, and of their mar
riage November, fi, ,1119. ; The
marriage has never been annulled
she .'said. --r. :. ivS. , -
Married at Mayor's Home "
A deputy county clerk had read
the pleadings in ,the Valentino
Acker divorce case, a certified
copy" of Valnttno-de Wolfe mar
riage record at Mextcail was in
troduced In evidence over the de
fense's objection. This showed
thai Rodolfo V. Gugllelml. 26,
and.MIM Winifred de Wolf. were
married May, 13 at the home of
Otto Moller,: mayor of Mexican.
The record also recited that the
bride was the daughter ot the late
Michael Shaunessy of Salt Lake
Uy, and Winifred Shaunessy, the
latter now being Mrs. Richard
Hadnut ft "New York. . ValenUno's
father, according to the record,
was Dr. Geo van! Gugllelml. v
: r Wine Flowed Freely ,
In contrast with the legal reel- ,
tal of the marriage as'shown by
tbe record, was the testimony; ot
Willlam'Clay Silver, a newspaper
man, of Calexlco, the California
town across the border from Mex
ican, who told of the wedding
ceremony and , party, at the 'may
or's borne. It . was . attended by
more than 15, persons, including
several Mexican officials and was -followed
ty. a banquet given by
the mayor. The mayor's, ice box,
was full of wine which was freely
distributed to the gnests. Silver
testified, and tbat .officials- hired
an eight-piece, orchestra In Addi
tion to calling out the government
band. Mexican' efflclals unable to
attend sent their regrets. '.: .
Some Couldn't Come
Just prior to the wedding the
bride showed some , reluctance in
going- ahead with - the weddiifg,
Silver testified, and asked the
witness If he thought - Valentino
was violating the laws of Califor
nia. The ceremony was .flr.Uy
performed after Silver andVaen-
tino had assured her .. that V,
marriage 'was perfectly valid, the
witness said. : .
; The prosecution' tan call-1
several witnesses wiii " testir: - 1
. ' (Continued on page 6)