The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 01, 1922, Page 1, Image 1

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Acclaims "One of Greatest
Men That Ever Lived"
Gettysburg Speech Then
Is Shown Through Home of
Famous President Many
Honors Are Accoraea
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Not. 30.
Georges Clemenceau bared bis
' m . a . m
agea neaa ai tne lomo 01 ab
hamj Lincola today and paid trib
ute to him as "one of the great
est men that ever lived."
"After the Terr appropriate and
moving words I hare beard, I
hardly dare say more," he said.
"Don't believe I came here ,tp try
to consecrate such a memory."
I Gettysburg" - Quoted
"""Quoting from Lincoln's Gettys- j
the .words of Lincoln, rather to be
consecrated, that what remained
to him of his life might be de
voted to the service of mankind.
"I came in souvenir of the val
iant! men who fell on the fields
of France In the same cause for
which be was murdered aqd that
we are going to try to go in the
path of freedom he opened,"
Clemenceau continued. "Here i
am a. nrivate citizen, no more
t nun m.ti'v oi.aer .wiia iuh'iiiw.iu
do his duty, hoping to be not
like! Lincoln, but to be as nearly
like him as I can.
Wreath Laid
"Let us say no more. Here be
fore one of the greatest men that
ever lived, all jmy heart goes out
to America, and the great man
she produced. "j
v Before he spoke, bareheaded in
the cold mist beneath the leaden
skies that overhung Oak! Ridge
cemetery, the j Tiger entered the
marbled hall beneath the tall,
plain Lincoln shaft, and laid a
wream on we sarcopnagus u
neath which the martyred Lin
coln lay.
- lie said no word, stood motion,
less! for a momint, laid the wreath
and walked silently out At the
end of his speech Clemenceau was
asked by former United States
Senator Lawrence Sherman, mas
ter of ceremonies, to dedicate an
other, wreath as his tribute to a
dead soldier of the Rainbow dl-
if iOBUU TiwM. ihhw .
I Lincoln Home Visited
"This is my tribute to the Am
erican soldier ,t Clemenceau said,
Placing UIS J11U1U vu tuo n
Mr, Sherman then announced that
it was to be laid on the grave of
Otis Scott Humphrey, son of the
late Federal Judge J. Otis Humph
rey, who died last night; of pneu
monia. Humphrey will be bunea
tomorrow In Oak Ridge In the
shadow of the Lincoln shaft.
The Tieer'a train reached
Springfield from Chicago at 3
o'clock. DesDite the . inclement
weather, a crowd pf several thou
sand persons greeted him at the
He was driven to Lincoln's old
home, where! he was shown
through the house by Mrs. Mary
Edwards BroVn. whose grand-
mother was a sister of Lincoln's
wife. i
She presented him with a pen
. I made f roin wood from the floor
" nf' old home and showed
. him, among other things, the sora
on which Lincoln courted his
wife. '
"'Ha!" exclaljmed the Tiger with
a Bmlle. . j
Taken to Belle Room
Then she showed him a little
(Continued en page I.)
OREGON Friday, probably
rain or snow.
Maximum temperature, 38.
Minimum temperature, 32.
River, 4.10 foot below normal,
level; raising. '
Rainfall,. .18 Inch.;
Atmosphere.! cloudy, v :
Wind, north. I , - -
Freak Accident Occurs When
Ford Crashes Into Rail
ing Nearly Goes Over
Police make a record of luky
accident number 333,4.'G.
An "almost serious" miHhap oc
curred on the mill bridge lfcated
on north Church street in the 700
block last night about 9:15. Two
men, according to witnesses, were
driving north across the bridge
when they skidded and crashed
into the wooden railing on the
left Bide. Tbe stream at this
point is about 10 feet deep. Or
dinarily a wet bath and submerg
ed car would have resulted. But
it was a Ford. The front wheels,
hood and axle crashed through
the railing and hung perilously
close over the water. But tho
railing held and prevented the
light car from trying a high dive.
The names of the men were not
learned. According to police
records the car is registered in
the name of M. C. Pettys, route 1.
Occupants, Uninjured, Are
Pinned Under Car Acci
dent Unavoidable
28 (Special to the Statesman)
A Bulck sport model roadster
bearing license number 115982
and owned by the Drager. Fruit
company of Salem . skidded over
the bank on the Pacific highway
two miles north of this city Tues
day morning about 10 o'clock,
turning completely around and
landing upside down in the ditch
beside the road without injury to
any of the three occupants.
The car was driven by Fred
Drager of Salem, accompanied by
his wife and son. The Dragers
were on their way from Roseburg
to Salem.
Mrs. Drager had a slight cut
above her right eye and the boy
a small cut on one finger, while
the car has a badly smashed top,
broken windshield and broken
radiator cap. The Dragers caught
the next train north at Saginaw
and their car is here in Nelson's
garage being put in repairs.
Eye-witnesses to the accident
said that the Salem car, traveling
not more than 25 miles an hour.
was following the Cottage Grove-
Eugene stage north when the
stage stopped to let some passen
gers off at Saginaw. The driver
of the roadster threw on the
brakes suddenly to avoid running
into the stage and to avert a col
lision with a team coming from
the north. In doing so the sud
den force caused the roadster to
turn across the highway and skid
into the ditch on the east side of
the road. In going over the em
bankment it turned around facing
the south and landed with all four
wheels in the air and the occu
pants pinned underneath. They
were extricated from the wreck
and the car righted by bystanders.
First Flurry of Snow
Seen in Salem Yesterday
Salem and Portland had their
first snow flurries of the season
yesterday, but the ground , was
not whitened here nor elsewhere
In western Oregon. East of the
mountains there was a consider
able mantle on the ground. Far
mers of Umatilla and Union coun
ties were encouraged because of
the prospect of protection the
snow will give their crops already
in the ground.
Charitable Institutions
Observe Thanksgiving Day
PORTLAND, May 30. Thanks
rivinz day was observed here
with services in most churches.
Charitable institutions generally
served their inmates with Turkey
and the things that go with it
A dinner to newsboys was a tea'
ture at a large downtown hotel.
Holiday crowds thronged the
theatres In the afternoon and ev
ening. ' '" I ' - '4 ' .', i '
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 30. (By the Associated Press)
At least four persons were killed and a dozjn injured tonight
when the police used machine guns against a band of demon
strators who attempted to invade the city hall in pro
test against the alleged negligence of the aldermen in con
nection with the water famine in the city.
Two machine gun volleys were fired by the police the
first over the heads of the crowd and the last into it.
The demonstrators, numbering several thousand, first
stormed the municipal building, then attempted to break in
the doors ; whereupon the police fired several volley3, dispers
ing them. The fire department , as usual, aided the police.
All of the stores in the neighborhood of the city hall
were closed thi3 afternoon in anticipation of the demonstra
tions. The newspapers are continuing their attacks on the
aldermen and demanding their resignations.
Salem Distributors Attribute
Raise to Cost of Grain
and Other Feed
Rising costs of grain and hay
are reflected in increased prices
on milk of 1 cent a quart quoted
this morning by Salem milk dis
tributors. Effective December 1 quarts
will retail at 13 cents, pints at 8
cents and gallons at 40 cents in
stead of 35 cents in bulk.
There will a slight in
crease in cream prices, amount
ing to 1 cent per half pint on
table cream and 2 cents for half
pint on whipping cream.
Since last August the price of
dairy feeds has increased from 50
to 75 per cent.
Two Reels of Comedy Film
and Hickman-Bessey
Drama Presented
One might almost rejoice to be
in the penitentiary, under a good
rainproof roof and with a Thanks
giving dinner and a drama and a
moving picture show, on such a
day as yesterday. The 470 in
mates certainly had things
brought to them in an easy-to-en-
joy manner.
Frank Bligh took out two reels
of comedy film, and the Hickman-
Bessey players who have been at
the Bligh part of this week.
They put on "Tbe Girl of the Fly
ing X," a western comedy that
made a tremendous hit with the
audience. The players them
selves are: Guy Hickman, Jack
Bessey, Chancey Southern, Vir
ginia Stanton, Nea Hughes and
Bert Hughes, with Helen Root as
pianist. They have a grand
piano at the auditorium, and they
have real music there.
Following the show, which was
staged in the forenoon, the
guests stayed for dinner with the
prison officials.
The orchestra of eight pieces
played during the dinner, as good
an orchestra as anybody wants to
The Bligh is already looking
for a good comedy film to present
for the Christmas holiday.
Rumor American Troops on
Rhine to Go Home Soon
COBLENZ, Nov. 30. Notwith
standing the fact that no' offi
cial information to the effect has
been received here, a rumor that
tbe American troops on the
Rhine are soon going home was
again circulated today. While
anxiously awaiting definite news,
the soldiers did not allow their
anxiety to Interfere with their
celebration of Thanksgiving.
Races, two football games and
a 'boxing match, 'together with
the usual holiday dinners, fig
ured in the ; day's program,
Over $200 Raised in Salem
Churches at Thanksgiv
ing Services
More than $200 was contrib
uted for charity yesterday at the
Thanksgiving services held by Sa
lem churches.
More than $100 was contribut
ed for the Salem Associated chari
ties at the union services held at
the First Christian church
One hundred and six
was contributed by the German
speaking Protestant churches at
a union service held at the Center
Street Methodist church. This is
to be divided equally between the
Near East relief and aid for Rus
sia. W. F. Wedel of the Salem
Deaconess hospital, talked on con
ditions in Russia, following the
address by Rev. J. J. Lucas.
No services were held at St.
Joseph's Catholic church because
Rev. J. R. Buck, pastor, was
unexpectedly called to Portland by
the serious illness of his brother.
Because the call came so late, he
was unable to arrange for a sub
stitute. He returned to Salem
last night, his brother being con
sidered temporarily out of dan
n sighed
Endowment Workers Must
Continue to Raise About
$22,000 Every Day
A little better than $812,000
had been definitely pledged for
the Willamette endowment and
building campaign up to Thurs
day night. This does not include
anything 3ave the pledges signed
np and in the office of the cam
paign committee. More than
$32,000 was reported in on Wed
nesday. There is still a long way to go,
however. With only 20 days left
for the completion of the pro
gram, which closes December 20,
there is still $438,000 to raise, or
almost $22,000 a day. This is
the busiest season of the cam
paign, it having been planned
from the first to make the last
three weeks the real clean-up
period of the year.
The state has been closely or
ganized for this intensive effort,
In Salem, two teams, with 40
men in all, are to take the field.
under the command of "Generals"
Paul Wallace and Henry E. Mor
ris. These two men have been so
successful in managing such
drives, that they were easily the
choice of the university commit
tee. The committees are to meet
every noon for consultation, be
ginning Monday.
All the subscriptions are being
made contingent to the securing
of the whole endowment. None
is collectable until all the money
is subscribed, and it it fails by
December 20. it fails utterly.
Conference Composed of
Harding, Secretary and
18 Senators to Give Plan
to Congress.
Would Utilize Farm Loan
Board More Liberal
Credits Proposed
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. (By
the Associated Press) The new
administration program for imme
diate financial relief to farmers
was formulated and practically
perfected today at a conference
between President Harding, Sec
retary Wallace and IS Republican
senators headed by Senator Wat
won of Indinaa. It will be put
before congress at once and
pressed with the full force of the
administration. Broadly the
plans bring together in one ad
ministration measure the approv
ed portions of various relief
measures already pending in con
gress and contain also provisions
to make the intended relief avail
able to the small farmer as well
as to the large cattle raisers and
grain growers.
The conference was arranged
by Senator Watson who has been
making an active survey of the
question of relief. It was pre
ceded by a series of conference
between Secretary Wallace and
department of agriculture experts.
Farm Loans Utilized
Today President Harding kept
his Thanksgiving dinner waiting
while he heard the perfected pro
gram outlined and gave his gen
eral approval.
The plan proposes to utilize the
federal farm loan board as the
agency through which relief is to
be given. The details of the fin
ancing have been practically
worked out. The general pur
pose is larger and more liberal
credits and cheaper interest rates.
The opinion of those participating
in the conference was that while
the war finance corporation had
been of great value in alleviating
the distressed condition of agri
culture, its loans, because of cer
tain limitations, did not reach
down to the average small farmer
who raises a few cattle or has
small quantities of grain to market-.
By using the federal farm
loan board as the agency to carry
out the plan of financing, the ad
ministration plans propose to
make the government relief avail
able dijectly to the small farmers
who need it.
Program Approved
The whole subject of farm re
lief work was discussed exhaust
ively but the marketing problem
was touched upon only in a gener
al way. The general opinion at
the conference was that to extend
the program now to include so
complex and much controverted a
subject as cooperative marketing
would only serve to delay the Im
mediate object of relief. The
president was told that the press
ing need was to provide at once
financial aid to the thousand of
farmers who face mortgage fore
closures because they are unable
to dispose of their cattle and
crops without tremendous losses.
All the senators present gave
approval to the program and
pledged their support for its im
mediate consideration in congress.
Sinker Sheik is Pride
of Oregon University
EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 30. The
University of Oregon has its
"Shiek." and is proud of it. How
ever said "Shiek" didn't gain his
popularity by winning the hearts
of the fair co-eds. He gained it
by his culinary art.
Oregon's "Sinker Shiek," some
times known as Roland Arne of
Portland, last year conceived the
idea of earning his way through
the university by frying dough
nuts. , Between January 1 and
June 16 last year, Arne fried
60,000 doughnuts and sold them
to University of Oregon students
and other Eugene residents. He
found the business so successful
that he resumed it again this year
when he returned to the univer
sity to continue his studies.
Thanksgiving Day Rather
Tiresome One for Mr. and
Mrs. George Wilkins
A balky Ford and an absent
minded wife almost made Thanks
giving a very "thankless occas
ion for George Wilkins of 674
North Church street yesterday.
Wilkins. who had been tinker
ing with a stubborn Ford car
during the early part of the morn
ing, sent Mi s. Wilkins to a nearby
filling station with instructions to
return a quart measure. Mrs.
Wilkins, however, who is a new
arrival here and vho had joined
her husband in the city only a
short time before, forgot to make
a note of the house number and
cross street. As the minutes
ticked into hours and still no wife
reappeared Wilkins began to get
anxious. Finally in desperation
he called the police station.The
police knew nothing and bad
heard nothing concerning the
whereabouts of Mrs. Wilkins. So
Wilkins put on his hiking shoes
and started on a pedestrlal tour
of the city in quest of her.
Meanwhile Mrs. Wilkins had
been taking an involuntary three
hour stroll arouud the city. She
had seen every place of interest
but her own family doorstep.
About 1:30 in the afternoon, by
patient and diligent inquiry 3he
managed to get back to "home
sweet home" ahead of her hus
band who was still looking the
city over.
Wilkins is glad enough to get
his wife back but henceforth he
avows she must at least learn the
way to the police station.
AT 1 M. C. A.
Hundreds Gather for Athlet
ic Demonstrations and
Musical Program
An "Open house" program was
given at the Y. M. C. A. Thanks
giving night, attended by hund
reds of boys and scores of par
ents. And there wore scores of
girls, too. It was a family affair
for everybody interested in boys.
The Mothers' club received the
guests at 7:30 in the lobby. At
8 o'clock the athletics began up
in the gymnasium, with R. R.
Boardman putting the boys
through a number of class exer
cises and games. One of these
games was "cage ball," for which
he chose 25 boys from the audi
ence for each team, and showed
how large numbers can play in
single game3 if properly directed.
Lion Tamers Win
Two interesting basketball
games followed. In the first, Du
ane Kirk's Lion Tamers tamed
Ivan Kafoury's Thunderbolts 8
to 4 in a spirited contest. The
Night Juniors, runder the com
mand of Stuart Kibbe, won a
hair-line victory over Jerome
Hansen's Day Juniors with a
score of 15 to 14. They were tied
at the end of the regular play
ing period and agreed to an extra
five minutes, during which the
Nights secured the one needed
In the girls' swimming races,
which followed the gymnasium
games, eight races were put on
with a number of very creditable
performances. During the pastf
year -a large number of Salem
girls have learned to swim in the
Y pool and at the summer play
ground, and they put on an ex
hibition of skill and endurance
that would please any audience.
Swimming Tricks Shown
A good exhibition of towing and
of all the holds and methods used
in life saving was put on by Miss
Fay Handricksen of the state
house, assisted by Miss Dill of
the Y. W. C. A.
After the games were over the
program in the lobby was begun.
Otto Paulus was the director, with
Edwin Socolofsky as the song
leader. A piano solo by Paul Lee,
and some songs by Kenneth Allen,
the phenomenal boy singer of
Salem, were much appreciated by
the audience.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Representative Jarhe3 R.
Mann, of Illinois, died at his home here tonight after a brief
illness. , ' - ..
Mr. Mann, who has served for a quarter pf a century as
a member of the house, was stricken a week ago. Pneumonb
developed, his condition became desperate and the end came
at 11:15 o'clock. He was C5 years old.
With him at the end were Mrs. Mann and the physicians.
It was said that although he had recently passed two restless
nights, his condition did not definitely develop for worse until
1 o'clock this afternoon. He rallied slightly at 6 o'clock, but
again suffered a relapse and sank rapidly. The end was
Attorney for Murderer Would
Sell Post Intelligencer
Mr. Coyle said that Warden
J.- W. Pace o( the state peniten
tiary at Walla Walla where Ma-
honey is to be banged at day
break, had reported to him over
the telephone that Mahoney had
made a real confession of the
Would Sell Confcwsion
The statement or Mrs. John-
sen, purporting to confess made
in an effort to save her brother's
life was handfed to the acting
governor this afternoon as he
left the University ef Washing
ton stadium after watching a
football game between the Uni
versity of Washington and Ore
gon. Lee Johnston, atorney for Ma
heney, tonight made a vain ef
fort to sell to the Seattle Post
Intelligencer (for $2,000 a manu
script that he said was a con
fession by his client. This is
believed to be the confession on
which Mr. Pace based his report
to Mr. Coyle. - Mr. Pace told
Mr. Coyle, said the acting gov
ernor,, that he had read the
letter guoted
After considering the state
ments, Acting Governor Coyle
"It is at a time like this when
a man's strength is tested. 1 am
doing what I believe is right."
"Whether the manuscript of
fered by Johnston contained a
direct confession of the killing
cannot b stated," said the Post-
Intelligencer after the negotia
tions with Johnston. Johnston
according to the newspaper, made
his offer in the following form:
"If Mahoney has written di
rect admission that he killed
Kate Mahoney, and tells exactly
what happened during the forty
eight hours before and after her
death, would such a confession
be worth $2,000?"
Man Taken by Police is Be
lieved One of Gang Who
Killed Policeman
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 30.
A man giving the name at Frank
W. Willis, 28, said to be the
fourth member of the gang which
early Tuesday, shot two police
men, one fatally in Columbus,
was captured by Cleveland po
lice today and charged with first
degree murder. Willis denies he
was In Columbus or that he was
implicated in the shootings.
Jewish Convention is
Assembled in Portland
PORTLAND, Nov. 30. The
annual far western conference of
the Menorah association opened
here today with representatives
present from eight colleges and
universities.. . The organization is
Jewish. - Following the -opening
exercises the session was adjourn
ed until -tomorrow. :
No plans were made, for the
funeral tonight. Mr.. Mann Is sur
vived only by the widow. Tit
veteran legislator, an ardent ad
vocate of the shipping bill, tent
word to house leaders early ta thi
week and again yesterday that
while he was ill he would go tc
the capital and help in the ffght
If needed. He was urged to stay
at home .though none of nig
friends realized that his condition
was serious. One.'of his col
leagues. Representative" Sabalh.
Democrat, Illinois. against th
bill, was paired with him, and so
Mr. Mann was recorded in the
vote. ' -
' . Health was Good
Only last week, Mr. Mann an
nounced he would not be a can
didate for speaker. In the next
congress in answer to repo.ta that
his selection for the office woult'
be urged by several members. IJ
was then apparently In excellent
health, He war the leader of tut
Republican as the minority party
ia tb bouse ' from the C 2nd t
5th congretKet. " ' v
Relative of Millionaire 0i!
Magnate Is Strickerr v
by Pneumonia
NEW YORK, Nor. JO.wil-
liam Goodsel Rockefeller, spa of
the late William Rockefeller a fid
nephew ol John D. Rockefeller,
died of pneumonia at his New
York home today. He was iTfor.
mer treasurer o,f the Standard
Oil company of New York.
That Mr. Rockefeller had been
seriously ill was not. .generally
known. He was stricken last
Monday afternoon after he bad
gone from his offices, complain
ing that he felt slightly 111.
He was born in New York in
1870, was graduated from Yale
and in 1892 was married to Elsie
Stillman, daughter of . the late
capitalist. i
In 189$, Mr. Rockefeller be
came treasurer of the Standard
Oil company of New York which
office be resigned in 1911 to en
gage In banking and other finan
cial enterprises.
State Institutions: Serve
Fine Thanksgiving Dinners
' i .I -
Prisoners at the state peniten
tiary and inmates of the state hos
pital for the Insane enjoyed their
annual Thanksgiving ' programs
and dinners. At the prison a
theatrical entertainment was
given, yesterday forenoon by
Frank Bligh last night . and a
musical program was given at the
Tbe dinntr menu at th state
prison was: ;r
Chicken, 350 pounds; dressing,
80 pounds; mashed potatoes, 20 C
pounds; sweet potatoes,: 20 C
pounds; cranberries, 80 poanda ;
celery, 100 bunches;, soup, 0 gal
lons; cake, 100 pounds; 12'
pumpkin pies; salad, 100 pounds;
sweet corn, 25 gallons; pickles
10 gallons; peach sauce. 2 5 gal
lons; cofree, 43 gallons; ', bread
200 pounds. - J'0 "
At the state hospital 20CC
pounds of chicken was 'served
and an elaborate menu of plur.
pudding,! mince pies, squash pk
and other 'delicacies, that;; pica,
the insane wards of the state.