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The Oregon .Statesman
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY M ORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1922
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
LABOR MEET UPSET
WHEN BITTER FIGHT
ARISES OVER BOOZE
I After passing through three days of convention routine
without a hitch delegates to the twentieth annual gathering
j of the Oregon State Federation of Labor yesterday af ter
i noon ran up against a stu,mp in the form of a resolution call
ing for amendment of the Volstead act and stalled.
Following nearly four hours of heated argument replete
t with verbal tilts and exchanges of personalities marking one
, of the bitterest battles of its kind waged in years on the
1 ? convention floor of the labor organization approval of the
resolution was given by the scant majority of eight votes.
, ' When the result was announced President Hartwig wore
down his gavel trying to restore order and prevent renewal
of clashes between the winning and losing factions.
jr Hurtwig's Ire Aroused
"When quiet was restored, Mr.
Hartwig In emphatic terms Hayed
the convention for the bitter man
ner in which the fight for and
against the Issue was conducted.
He' said:.' f The union I represent
went on record favoring modifi
cation of the prohibition law, but
here this afternoon, n protest
agalnBt.the action of my local, I
. toted against the resolution of
1 lered in' this convention.
When we bring up such ques
tions In a gathering of this kind
'I " ire are confusing moral and econ-
omlc issues, we are driving a
wedge Into the - labor movement
to split the splendid organization
we have striven so hard to build
-up and perfect. We are creating
a division of united opinion -among
our ranks , and we are fom
enting a feeling which should not
exist against a brotherwho might
i not be on oar .side of such , an
- argument. . Such .questions never
- should have been- brought (n to
' 1 our convention and for the wel
' fare of us all I hope such an
j ' issue never again shall creep in
upon Bs." '. ' -
- Bitter Fight Waged
l ,. The original resolution offered
by the Soft Drink Union workers
of Portland; called for the approv
al of ah amendment" to the con
i v stitutlon allowing the manufac-
ture and sale of beer' and 'light
wines. ; The committee submitted
an amendment that ' the Oregon
f body should "confirm the action of
the A. F. of L. A motion to table
; the resolution rwith the amend-
ment lost by a vote of 24 to 39
? An' amendment thatJLhe question
be submitted to the membership
tor referendum vote without any
recommendation lost by a vote of
21 to 31.
Proponents "of the bill avered
the return of beer and wine would
do away with moonshine and save
the country thousands of dollars
, now being spent for the enforce-
i ment of the law. Others claimed
the only way to get rid of the
bootlegger was to send a violator
l( to the penitentiary instead of fin-
Opinions Are Divided
If. . Many of the delegates could
- not agreewwhether the dry law
has been a success or a failure
whether conditions were better
before or after "prohibition and
these differences of opinion were
the cause of many of the wordy
battles exchanged during the af
One' delegate who had spoken
In favor of prohibition was asked
I how long it had ; been since he
' , had a drink of intoxicating liquor,
; He repled "Well, only a little
U ; .while ago; but 1 don't want pro
; i hibition for myself, but for my
Alt . n .1 nUnUta In
each industry of the state soon
will be amalgamated under one
international head it action to
. j ward this end approved yesterday
J materializes. Unionism by in-
dustry Instead of by trades aa
is now the case Is a matter that
V long has been indorsed, by the A.
F. of L. annd is in direct opposi
tion of the plan and program sug
X gested and advocated by the I.: W,
W. and the One Big Union.
PROHIBITION IS HELD FARCE
BY CALIFORNIA GRAND JURY
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.
prohibition is "detrimental, op
pressive and nn-democratic," and
the prohibition law "ir a farce,"
the San Francisco county grand
jury held In a final report to
, Judge Franklin Griffin, the pre
; siding Judge of the superior court.
'"The jury report calls on all
' California's reprecentatlves. in
f congress to eek the repeal of the
Volstead law or to have it amend-
ed so that light wines and beer
1 may be sold. U j
T ' The maintenance cf .prohibition
. is causing an increase in the num
. her of narcotic coses, the sale of
cheap poisonous liquor
''bootleg" variety, tho
A resolution relative , to the
compensation law of the state
was approved unlmimousiy lc
gether with a draft of an amend
ment to be submitted to the next
egtslature for passage. 4 This
proposed amendment would make
it compulsory for all employers
to accept state Insurance which
3 declared more favorable to the
workingmari than insurance off
ered by ldemnity companies and
If the legislature fails to p?.
the amendmqrty tjbei tfwofutlqn
provides that a committee initl
ate the amendment to the peopls
calling for amendment of the con
stitution and making compensa
tion op. ' exclusive function of the
stat-i,. Thi,s it wa.1) expyaiiJjfMj
would in no way interfere with
private atek qr death 'benefits
or' fraternal insurance.
Plan for National Meet
A resolution was adopted to
oppose a proposed amendment
to do away with the direct pri
mary .law for the return of the
old System in political affairs.
The federation voted to confei
with the Cenrtal Labor body at
Cortland, for the receptiono of
the some 30,000 , officers, dele
gates and visitors expected to
come to the Rose City , next fajl
for the annual convention of the
A. F. of L.. It was suggested
that an effort be made to have
the ' da1') of the gathering ad
vanced from the second week in
October to sometime in June,
when the roses would be in bloom
and Oregon dressed in its best.
Some of the delegates declared
that Oregon, the entire year
round was an ideal state for a con
round was an ideal state for a
convention and t his subject was
laid aside definitely.
A resoluton calling for free
(Continued on page 3.)
CB GIVES UP
55010 II) JEWELS
Eight Men Charged With
Stealing Gems from
Trunks in Depot
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Sept. 28.
Three boxes of pearls, dia
monds and other Jewels were un
earthed in the garage of E. J.
Kahler, assistant business man
ager of the Argus Leader this
afternoon and identified as part
of the loot obtained from the rob
bery of rtunks at the St, Paul
depot, for which eight men are
being held here.
It Is thought the jewels were
buried in the Kahler garage by
one of the jnen under arrest or
an accomplice. The gems stolen
were said to be valued at ap
proximately $50,000. Police Cap
tain K. J. Pike was shot and
killed last Saturday night while
attempting to capture one of the
robbery suspects. Portions of in
jewels have been found in other
parts of the city.
CHANGE OF LAW
"bootleg" whiskey which is caus
a nnmhnr of deaths through
out the country an increase in the
number of "gravs crimes accora
in the reoort
Youths who r.rrcr would have
touched liquor before prohibition
OM drinittnir the noxious bever
ages and are becoming habitual
drunkards, the r?port continues
Tho rich are able to purchase good
intoxicat'ng liquor, it said, while
the poor are the victims of the
3Th reoort.on prohbitlon con
i,irioa with the Ftatement that
the '"bootleggers are in favor o
prohibition and are supporting
of1 tho dry cause.'!
One of Happy Trio is J. W.
Miller of Portland Who is
at G. A. R. Meet
DES MOINES. Ta., Sopt. 2R -
In 18 69 two brothers s;oek hanJ-
with their parents, eight other
brothers and five :'isters and went
out from a little f rm in Fovnta?n
county, Ind., each to shi:'. for him
self. J. W. Miller was IT. an! bis
brother. A. H., 21. an ! both hart
foupht through the Civil war.
Yesterday the two togrtfier -lth
A third broth?r Joe, v.-h wad 1!'
when they left tome, met here
at the G. A. R. nati-maj encamp
ment for the first time since that
parting back in 1S1.
Joe lives here but diln't know
his brothers were eominf. A.'V.
now 76 years old. airker: Monday
with a delenation from ParsonJ.
Kans., and the two trot tjjre.her.
Then J. W.. now 7S cam.' ir frim
Portland, Or. A. fl. didn't know
him. But Joe spied him and let
out a whoop beard for blocks. .
Neighbor Says Slain Wom
an Considered Pastor's
Wife a "Devil"
NEW BRU.VSWICK, N. J., Sep.
28. 'Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall,
wife of the Rev. Wheeler Hall,
the slain clergyman, was a "devfl"
in the eyes of Mrs. Eleanor Rein
hardt Mills, his choir leader,
whose body was found beside his
neary two weeks ago.
This information, with its bear
ing on a possible jealousy motive
for the double slaying, was "given
detectives today by Miss Millie
Ople, a neighbor of the Mills fam
ily. MLs Opie earlier had told
of frequent telephone conversa
tions between Mr. Ilall and Mrs.
Mills, and of many Visits made
by the slain rector to the Mills'
Calls Woman "Devil"
The, "devil" incident she re
called today grew out of a pleas
ure trip to Point Peasant, a Jer
sey coast resort. The party con
sisted of Mr. and Mrs. Hall and
Mrs. Mills. After the outintr.
Miss Opie said ,Mrs. Mills told her
that Mrs. Half was a "devil."
William Stevens, brother of
Mrs. Hall,, was questioned again
nt length today, bringing to the
court house with him the clothing
he wore the night of the double
slaying. He was examined at
length about spots said by a
cleaarf" to have been on one of
hte'vests, sent out for dry clean
ing since Mr. Hall and Mra. Mills
Emerging from the court house
Stevens faced a group of report
ers belligerently, and said:
"I want you fellows to stop
railing me "Willie." Call me
William Stevens or Mr. Stevens.
I want you to distinctly under
stand that I am not feeble minded
and I am not a sissy.
The boajrd of freeholders of
Middlesex county on thfe recom
mendation of Prosecutor Strieker
today adopted a resolution offer
ing a reward of $1000 for the
detention, apprehension and con
viction of the slayer.
A coup of the reoutlon was
sent to the board of freeholder
of Somerset county which Is con
tiguous to Middlesex, with the
renuest that a Fimllar reward do
offered in that county.
Hairs Withdrawal is
Filed With Mr. Kpzer
Charles Hall yesterday filed
with Secretary f State Korer
his withdrawal as an independ
ent candidate for governor, giv
ing as his reason "that other
candidates for the office of gov
ernor are advocating principles
which I wish to have clearly pres
ented to the electorate."
SEEK PORTLA'I JOBS
PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 28.
Five candidates filed today for
the office of City Commissioner
of Portland. Two are to be elect
ed. The city electiono is to be
held simultaneously with the gen
rral election in November. This
was the first day for filings under
the charter. Those who filed
were: vWl P. Wagnon. sawfiler;
George B." Thomas, school direct
or; S. S. Pier, salesman; O. D
Drain, fireman and Alva Lee
Stephens, coal dealer.
READY TO SET
N NEAR EAST
Turks Virtually Invest British
Lines in Occupying En
tnre Neutral Zone of the
CRISIS IS AT HAND
Unforeseen Incident is Like
ly at Any Moment to Pro
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 27.
(Ry the Associated Press.)
Events are surely approaching a
climax. The Turks have occupied
the entire neutral zone on the
Asiatic side of the Dardanelles,
with the exception of the Chanak
area, around which they have es
tablished infantry units in a
semi-circle, virtually investing the
The Turkish cavalry squadrons
are retiring and the British troops
who are in strong force at Chan-
(Continued cn page 6).
Big Boost for Boys and Girls
Club Building Given by
The annual banquet of the
Oregon Purebred Livestock asso
ciation, always a history making
event, waa held on the fair found
last night, with O. M. Plummer of
Portland in the position of toast'
The program varied from a
flood of oratory by some of the
visiting stockmen, anecdotes by
the governor, and reminiscences
by others of past events In the
life of the association and the
annual meetings at the Oregon
state fair that have written them
selves into history of the state.
Club Building Urged
The matter went on record for
progress in the training of future
citizenship, and the upbuilding of
a greater Oregon Btate fair, by the
enthusiastic adoption of a reso
lution calling upon the state fair
board and the legislature to erect
a great boys' and girls' club build
ing on the fair grounds to serve
as a borne for the clubs and their
activities during the fair and to
house their exhibits of livestock,
thus releasing for the other live
stock exhibits two entire barns
now used by club exhibits. It is
expected to ask for an appropria
tion of 100,000 for this purpose.
One resolution asked that the
paying of bounty for the killing
of predatory animals be discon
tinue! and the money expended
irt cooperation with the United
States government by employing
competent hunters and engagiug
in an intensive state-wide cam
paign against predatory animals
with the object of freeing the
entire state from their ravages.
Emergency Fund Needed i
A resolution indorsed the re-
quest of the state livestock an-
tary hoard to the emergency
board for an appropriation of
$10,000 to pay indemnities for
the Iofs of cattle condemned by
the state inspectors because of
infecton with tuberculosis. This
amount is now due" breeders of
The state fair board was asked
to adopt a rule requiring all en
tries of livestock for the fair to
be made at least five days prev
ious to the opening day.
Other resoutions favored a law
making testing of cattle for tu
berculosis compulsory in counties
where accredited area work is
started, regretted that Professor
Fitts, dairy speciaist of Oregon
Agricultural college, had gone to
a similar position in Pennsylvan
ia, and Indorsed a resolution by
the Oregon Holstein cattle club
asking that two barns be set aside
for the exclusive housing of Hol-
steins at the fair.
List of Speakers
Speakers of the evening were
E. E. Faville, Portland; William
Bishop. Chimacum, Wash., Gov
ernor Olcott. A. C. Newell, Eug
ene; C. L. Hawley. Portland; Mrs.
F. E. Lynn, Perrydale William
Michigan Convention Not
.Ready to Name 1924 Pres
BAY CITYj Mich.. Sept. 28.
(By the Ass6ciated Press) A
movement to endorse Henry Ford
as a presidential candidate in
1924 failed at the Democratic
state convention here todays-ben
the resolutions committee decided
such action would be "premature
an dtoo far in advance of the
The proposal, sponsored by the
delegation from Adrian, which
included S. W. Raymond, a
brother-in-law of the DetroU.
manufacturer, precipitated a fight
in the rasolutions committee.
STATE FAIR PROGRAM
G. A. It., M I LLA.M KTTK VALLEY
WOMEN'S AXD LOCiAX DAY.
8 a. m, Gates open.
9. a. m. Judging of livestock
continued in stadium. '
9:30 a. m. Open-air concert.!
by Veteran's Fife and Drum corpr.
10 a. m. Canning dmonstra
tion by Clackmas' county clnb
in Educational building.
10:15 a. to. Concert by H, N.
Stoudenmeyer's official state fair
band in the new band stand,
10:30 a. m. Viewing of -exhibits
in all departments.
11 a. m. Open air conceit by
G. A. Ic. Veterans Fife and "Drum
11:30 a. m. Carnival along
12:30 p. m. Concert by Mt.
Angel band In new band stand.
1 p. m. Concert by Chemawa
Indian school band in Education
1:30 p. m. Members of the G.
A. R. and auxiliary organizations
assemble at G. A. R. headquarters
north of main ntrance, and march
in body to main pavilion.
1:30 p. m. Racing program on
"Lone Oak" track, featuring
2:10! pace, three heats, purse
(600; 2:14 trot, three heats,
purse $600; two runs, overnight
1:30 p. m. Add res sby Judge
John Logan, of Oakland, Cal.,
originator of the loganberry.
2 p. m. Comrade John Stevens
of Portland gives address to
members of G. A. R., in main
auditorium. Special musical pro
gram, including selections by G.
A. R. Veterans' Fife and Drum
2 p. m. Miss La Vera John
stone, "Straight Jacket Queen,"
in stunts In front of grandstand.
2:15 p. m. Concert by H. N.
Stoudenmeyer's official state fair
band in front of grandstand.
2:15 p. m. Informal talk in
art department by Mrs. R. Bruce
Ilorsfall. assistant superintendent,
on Metropolitan loan exhibit.
2:13 p. m. Open air concert
by Mt. Anget band.
2:15 p. m. Canning demon
stration by Umatilla county in
booth in Educational building.
2:30 p. m. Program by state
Parent-Teacher association In
2:35 p. m. Radio concert
3 p. m. Informal conference
in Parent-Teacher booth on child
3 p. m. Meeting of W. C. T. U.
in main auditorium. Addresses
by state officials of organizaton.
3:30 p. m. Viewing of general
4 p. m. Auto polo in front of
5 p. m. Carnival along Mid
5:30 p. m. Open-air concert
by G. A. R. Veterans' Fife and
7 p. m. Parade of prize-win
ning livestock in stadium.
7:30 p. m. Concert by H. N
Stoudenmeyer's official state fair
band in stadium.
7:45 p. m. Horse show In sta
dium, featuring hunter classes.
7:45 p. m. Style show in audi
torium of main pavilion, under
directioon of Miss Helen McFaul,
of O. A. C.
7:45 p. m. Concert by Mt
Angel band in new band stand.
8 p. m. Banquet by loganberry
growers, honoring Judge John
Logan of Oakland, Cal., in Christ
ian church restaurant.
8 p. m.--Parade by campers on
9 p. m. Concert by Salem
Symphony orchestra in auditor
ium of main pavilion. Dr. John
R, Sites drrectng.
9:30 p. m. Carnival along
ST. LOUIS MYSTERY
IS SAID TO RIVAL
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 28. (By The Associated Press) Po
lice authorities of St. Louis and St. Louis county today re
doubled their efforts to find Harry Brenn, 27 years old, who
has been missing since his garage at Oakville, Mo., was de
stroyed by fire last Tuesday morning and who is sought in
connection with what the police term one of the most grew
some mysteries in local police history.
The police announced they had established that a charred
torso, at first believed that of Brenn which was found in
thedfbm of the fire was that of Miss Celeste Schneider,
18, whose" corpse was stolen from, its grave Monday night.
Steadfastly maintaining that
she believed her husband who. it
was learned, carried a total of
$V,000 1 i f c insurance, died in
the garage blaze, Mrs. Hrenn. 22.
a German war bride with an 11
months old infant in her arms,
denied, Recording to the police,
tSiat she had conspired with her
husband in a plot to collect 1hi
Mrs. Brenn and August Schnei
der, the dead girl's father, are
held in jail at Clayton, Mo.
Schneider also maintains ne has
no knowledge of the grave rob
bery and the fire.
Dressed in mourning, Mrs.
Brenn said the last she had seen
of her hufibind was;Monday night
before he left home in answer
to a telephone call for road ser
vice. Brenn's garage burned to
the sround early Tuesday morn
ing, seven hours after he left
Cremation Planned '
'i Mrs. Brenn . said she had
planned to have the charred body
Air Mail Service invites Miss
Gatlin for Transcontin
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 28.
Miss Lillian Gatlin, San Trancisco,
an organizer of the aviation gold
star mothers' organization in the
United States, has accepted an In
vitation to make s. trans-conti
nental flight as the guest of the
air mall service and will hop off
from here at 9 a. m. Thursday,
October 5, officials of the service
So far as is kiio-vn she will Je
the first woman to make such a
The trip hr planned as a cere
monial in honor of "the spirit of
the gold star mothers, the service
announced. Mis3 Gatlin is known
in San Francisco as an aviation
expert and has made several
flights. She is a graduate of the
University of Mirnigan and the
first and only woma l member of
the national aeronautical associa
Peter Mannng, Driven by
Tommy Murphy, Does
Trick at Columbus
COLUMBUS. O.. Sept. 28.
(By the Associated Press) Peter
Manning, driven by Tommy Mur
phy, today not only lowered his
record of 1:57 3-4 in a trial
agaihst time, but also broke the
world's trotting record. His time
for the mile was 1:57. The for
mer world's record held by Peter
Manning was 1:57 3-4.
The record performance of the
trotter was practically the only
feature of today's circuit races.
In addition to driving the fastest
mile on record, Murphy waa be
hind two winners in two other
ervenas. He drove Margaret Dil
lon to a straight heat victory in
the William $3,000 stake for 2:03
Plain Mac, second choice In the
first division of the 2:18 trot,
was driven by Murphy to another
ttraight heat victory, nosing out
Binque the favorite in each mile.
Peck Direct, favorite in the
2:13 pace, broke soon after the
word was given in the first heat
and was distanced. The event
went to Peter Daphne, winner
of the last two heats. The first
went to Lady Todd. Valentine
drove Peck Direct in the first heat
and Peter Daphne in the last two
found in (he fire ruins, cremated
as that of her husband, but the
cremation was held up, after
bounty autopsy authflivities dis
covered the body was that of a
The police asserted that further
investigation revealed that Brenn
and his wife were planning goin?
to Germany to live as soon as they
accumulated necessary funds.
That Mrs. Brenn had told her
sister-in-law she would return
to Germany where she married
Brenn while he was in the Ameri
can army of occupation as soon
as the claims from life insurance
That the undertaker who had
charge of Miss Schneider's fune
ral identified a piece of cloth,
which was found on the charred
body, as similar to the material
he used In the girl's shroud.
Incisions made, In the girl'a
body for embalming purposo
were found in the burned torso.
PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 28.-
F. L. Touvello of Jacksonville, han
been nominated by the Democratic
state central committee as Demo
cratic candidate tor rtate treasur
er, according to announcement to
day by Dr. Charles J. Smith,
chairman. Touvelle, who takes
the place on the ticket madjs va
cant by thefSfesigiiation of Milton
A. Miller was county Judge of
Jackson county from 1913 to
1919. v '
CHAMP AWARDS ! ILL
BE MADE AT HORSE
SHOW FINAL NIGHT
Dorris Oxley McCieaverone of'prominent and. popular,
figures at state fair Horse sKow , . 1 1 . ,
By M. F. PATTISON
The fourth night of the horse
show was the best attended of the
week so far although Wednesdaj
night the seat w.-re taken and
many people nad to content them
selves with stand'ng room.
Manager II. C. Hrcwne has so
many good .entries this year and
the programs are so lull of in
terest that this snow bids fair to
break all records for attendance
and is said to bs by far the best
horse show Salem has ever held.
Tonight's events end the success
ful week and as it is "Champion
ship Niht" tha night when all
the winners meet for the final test
it is sure to be the very best card
of the . whole week. So come out
early and get'jour sect and listen
to the band until the show begins.
Parade Precedes Show
The parade of livestock is set
for 7:45 sharp and. the horse, show
Attendance at State Expos
ition Yesterday Estimated
at 15,000, Half of Whom
STOCK CONTESTS ARE
NEARLY ALL FINISHED
Rosarians, Prunarians and
Other Visitors Contribute
to Spirit of Day
Attendance at the state
fair yesterday was estimated
at 1 5.000 paid admiaslona.
about 3000 short of the day
previous, and shorter by at
least half the attendance- on
Portland day a year ago.
Rain was a handicap dur
ing the day. Although the
general attendance waa
smaller than on Wednesday,
the attendance at the races
was larger. About 7000 per
sons witnessed the race track
Five wonderful animals were
shown in the sweepstakes class at'
the state fair, a milking Short- -horn
weighing 1840 poanda;
Holstein only a little smaller, an
Ayrshire, a Guernsey and a Jer
sey. The judge picked the one
that he wanted the Jersey.
Mot of the stock contests had
been finished op before the Thurs
day rain, so not much stock had
to be dragged from the barn to
the stadium. Practlcaly alt the
Judging is done In every depart
ment, both indoors and 6ut; and
mcot of the totala and the awards
have " been " iinade public. The
clerical, department of .the fall
has been exceptionally well han
died In this regard. The public
ity bureau, under the guidance of
(Continued on page 7)
proper, begins promptly J at
o'clock. ; ' ' - : ? - . , .
The roadsters in j airs : was the
first to claim attention and -two
nice pairs responded to the bugle,
call. This event was won by II.
M. Kerron. This beautiful hitch
was clearly the ctass of the ring
and won the blue tie in short or
der with Mr. Wiiaon driving Fine
Lad and .Mate. v
The sporting tandems . was a
pleasing entry and much enjoyed
by the large audience In attend
ance. This sporty class was won
by Moderation and General Byng.
well shown by Dorris Oxley Mc
Cleave, second be'ng placed upon
Daisy Dean and Fanwood, shown
by H. M ' Kerron.
The gentlemen's three-galted
saddle horses over 152 was a nice
class and an evenly balanced field.
(Contlangd. pn page, jj,