The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 21, 1922, Page 1, Image 1

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SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1922
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Louisiana National Guard to
- Seek Bodies in Lakes Near
' ? Mer Rouge 25 Search-
j ers Are Sent. .--
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MOVEMENTS KEPT
SECRET BY OFFICIALS
Victims Who . Return Tell
Horrible Tales Ku
Kluxers Implicated
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"MONROE, La., Dec. 20.- The
purpose of the movement of a
(ftmpany of Louisiana : national
raard Into Morehouse Parish 1y
Governor John 21. Parker yester
Ut afternoon continued to re
main a mystery tonight to all ex.
cept a few official!. Those in a
position to speak would say noth
ing. The governor, attorney
general and others remained in
rigid alienee. - v ,f , .
v , , 23 Depart ';' ,
Late today a detachment of 25
(oeni under the command, of the
company officer, hastily departed
irom the camp,' established In the
feesrt of the little- town- of Mer
Rouge.' The men said they did
sot know where they. Were going.
The officer would not speak.
, Close v ohseryerr, offered .the
opinion the men were en route to
m of the lakes In the vicinity of
tier Rouge, where, it Is believed,
the bodies of two men, weighted
down with two wagon wheels,
victims to hooded men, are rest
ing.: ' Vt ,.' V. ;-V
A In the event the bodies are re-
Vovered, open hearings, discussed
ay; Governor Parker and other
jtate 6fflc!als will probably be in
Ituted at Bastrop, the -parish
Mat. Under this method the state
Proops would hope to obtain evid
ence upon which to convict mem
ers of the band of fifty or more
flooded men, who on horseback
ad in motor cars, swooped down
non a party of flvtf prominent
iaen, Mer Rouge citizens. - 1
; Prominent Mer stonge citizens.
returning from a celebration, car
ried them, Off into a wood and
.verely flogged them. Two of
the victims, v Watt Daniels , and
Thomas Richards, failed to return
their home and In spite of a
Search on the part of officials and
their families, have not ; been lo
cated. Many are -l persistent in
Hbe opinion the two missing men
tre murdered,;
t i v Believed Klansmen
The victims who returned told
.of terrible experiences but p de-
VUred they could not identify any
of the kidnapers,' as they were
flothed in masks and robes. One
fleclared the men 16oked like
wkat we know of the Ku Klux
l- Efforts of local officials to
feara the identity of hooded men
We unsuccessful, and although a
trand Jury was invoked, but little
fildence was submitted, it beinx
tated certain witnesses were b
bg Intimidated. v , .
I; Governor Parker later took on
the burden of the , case and an
leunced the state had set out to
Iteach and prosecute the- guilty.
Detectives have -been , working in
.the Mer Rouge vicinity for several
Months." v4 ?s'.' U; J
A. motive for the kidnaping
Us never been definitely " estab
lished. ' 'A :
THE WEATHER
OREGON Thursday fair, ex-
k; cept rain near the coast.
LiOCAli WKATH1SK
! (Wednesday)
Maximum temperature, 36.
Minimum temperature, J3. :-: :
Kiver, u. i ieei mure uuruisi
'. .level; Rising.
L Rainfall, 191 inch,-- ' - .
Atmospnere, cionay ana ioggy.
Wind, east; ; ; -
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FAST DRIVERS
NOW EXAMINED
FOR INSANITY
21 Persons Chareed With
Speeding Take Special
Tests 3 Get Low Marks
DETROIT, De?. 20. Twenty-
one persons charged with driving
their, automobiles faster than the
law allows and two others charged
with driving through safety sones,
were examined toy Dr. A. L.. Jac-
oby, city psychiatrist today to de
termine their sanity. The exam
inations were ordered by Judge
Charles L. Bartlett in recorders
court, and sentences were with
held until the court had received
the psychiatrist's report. Three
of those examined were pro
nounced inferior in Intelligence
by Dr. Jacoby. They were or
dered to return in one week for
further examination. According
to the physician's report one man
charged with having driven his
car 32- mites an hour, was found
Inferior in intelligence, hard of
hearing and possessed of poor
eyesight.
Willamette University
Faculty Members Marry
A marriage license was Issued
from the county clerk's office yes
terday to Prof. E. T. -Brown and
Prof. Lida M. Fake of Salem.
Both are members of the Willam
ette .university faculty, Profes
sor Brown Is a graduate of the
University of Washington and has
been at -Willamette since 1921 in
charge of the physics department.
Miss Take,-graduate of Mllwau-kee-Downer
college, Is professor
of home economics and has been
In charge of the domestic science
department at Willamette univer
sity since 1919.
FAWLEY IS SUICIDE
LA PORTE, Ind., Dec. 20.
Robert Fawley," well known horse
man, committed suicide at his
home here today by drinking
poison. , . .
EDITORIAL
"Endowment campaign ends in victory. At least $4000
more than the required $1,250,000 secured. A greater Wil
lamette forever assured."
That announcement as a bulletin from Willamette head
quarters, at 11 o'clock last night, tells a wonderful story, one
6f the most beautiful stories
northwest.
Jason Lee came here to
in 'what was then a howling
Indians here at that time to
them. Within five years, as
numbers, higher education for their children became the
dream of the pioneer fathers and mothers. The idea of the
Oregon Institute which soon grew into Willamette univer
sity, was crystallized m 1839.
Through every hardship, every distress, every bitter,
weary, penniless year, the, old school and its heroic supporters
have struggled on. Mean, cowardly soub would have quit
generations ago; selfish, shriveled souls would never have
begun. But those who conceived and founded Willamette
and the state of Oregon were neither cowards nor weak
lings nor selfish swine. , The torch that came down to them
through the ages of human progress they would not let die
into darkness. -
- Willamette has lived, haltingly, but always with lion-like
courage, through all these bitter years. There was never a
minute but the gaunt wolf of financial disaster howled
around its door, threatening destruction.
r Now, Willamette can live, gloriously, helpfully, carrying
on the spirit of devotion in which it was conceived. With the
endowment just now assured Willamette will do these
things:.
Pay off every obligation and be free from debt.
Build one of the finest gymnasiums In the northwest, to
make splendid health the foundation of the coming education
for every student.
, Build a central heating plant.
) Provide more professors, at better salaries.
' Increase the curricula in many directions.
At least double the enrollment of students.
Meet the requirements of other friends who are expect
ing to build more and better buildings.
Give twice as manv Oregon young men and women a
Christian and good citizenship education, at the lowest cost
of all colleges, small or great, in the northwest. The records
show that this has been done
makes it possible to continue.
The Greater Willamette is
Merry Christmas to Oregon and to the whole world. For
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what the old Willamette has
new and greater Willamette
SUICIDES IN
AMEfljCA SAID
Accidental Poisoning,
cidental Falls, etc.,
Ac-Be-
coming More Numerous
Doctor Claims.
3 TIMES AS MANY
MEN AS WOMEN DIE
Females Prefer Poison
Males Favor Shooting and
Hanging in Preference
NEW YORK, Dec. 20.-Of the
more than 15,000 persons who
committed suicide in this country
last year, a greater number than
eer before sought to cast mys
tery over the manner of their
going, declared Dr. Frederic L.
Hoffman.n consnltinng statisti
cian of Prudential Life Insurance
company of America In an analy
sis of suicide in 1921, made pub
lic tonight.
Try To Cover.
"To .an Increasing extent,"
said the report, "the facts and
circumstances are deliberately
confused to' make the verdict ot
"death from accident" the only
alternative. In a majority of
cases, however, the surrounding
circumstances are suggestive of
deliberately planned self-murder.
Cases of ' 'accidental poisoning',
'accidental falls', and 'accidental
shootings' are becoming more
prevalent.
Rate Increasing
Dr. Hoffman's report presented
tables, based on statistics from
95 cities, to show that the sul-
(Continued on page 3)
in the history of the great
spread the gospel of education
Wilderness. There were only
be educated; he started with
the whites began to grow in
in the past. This endowment
- . .
now a splendid fact
meant to Deuer cuizensnip, me
will, mean many 'times more,
WOULD EVADE
FORFEITURE,
LAW SAYS NO
Jap Deeds Property to Budd
hist Mission Society
State Holds Still Owner
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 20.
Property occupied by E. Shokuta,
a Japanese, in the city of Pasco,
for laundry purposes, must be for
feited to the state despite the fa;t
Shokuta contended the property
had been deeded to the Buddhist
mission society, according to a de
cision rendered by Superior Judge
Truax of Franklin county, nolice
of which was receive here today
by Attorney General L. L. Thomp
son, who instituted the action.
Shokuta attempted to evade the
forfeiture by producing an unre
corded deed from .himself and a
partner passing title to the soci
ety. The state argued that Shok
uta was still the owner of the land
and by provisions of the state
constitution in regard to aliens
holding land it should encheat to
the state. The action was begun
before the 1921 alien land law1 be
came effective.
IS THRILLER
Man, Tied to Track, Frees
Himself Just as Train
Makes Appearance
ALVARO, Okla Dec. 20.
Chief of Police Grant Farris left
here at noon today to investi
gate the scene of an alleged at
tempt to wreck a fast passenger
train on the Atchinson, opeka
& Santa Fe railroad, the account
of which rivalled the wildest
movie thriller, in which three
bandets angered at the interfer
ence of a wayfarer, were de
clared to have bound the inter
loper to the rails and left him
to die.
Car Stalls
The story was told the chiel
by C. B. Todd, a local carpen
ter who arrived on the train
which it was believed the ban
dit were attempting to wreck.
Chief Ferris quoted Todd as
saying that when his motorcar
stalled near the track last night,
he went to sleep in the rear seat
(Continued on page 6)
VETEDAHS ELECT
e.
Choice Unanimous Some
Other Offices Develop
Torrid Contests
At the Armory last night tho
members of Post No. 61, Veter
ans of Foreign Wars, held their
annual election. There were
some hot contests, five ballots
being required tc elect a trustee.
Allan O. Carson, local attorney,
was unanimously , elected com
mander for 1923. William Wal
lace Smith was elected senior vice-
commander; Chris. J. Kowitz,
junior vice-commander; Harold
B. Garver. chaplain; Dr. W. Carle-
ton Smith, surgeon; George J.
Willett. officer of the day: and
Bryan Conley,- trustee. Jay
Coulter was reelected quartermas
ter, nd Edgar M. Ttowland was
elected trustee to fill unexpired
term of Allan Carson, resigned.
The retiring officers are: Com
mander, Henry O. Miller; senior
vice-commander, Allan Jones;
junior vice-commander. Rex Stew,
art; adjutant. Chris J. Kowitz;
assistant adjutant, Lyle J. Page.
' The commanderelect announc
ed that he would appoint Allan
Jones adjutant.
( The post was favored with
some worthy remarks by Comrade
Marvin Cohn, a member of Theo
dore Roosevelt post of Seattle
DEATH
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DEADLOCK
IS
TIGHTENED ON
SHIPPING BILL
Fight Between Factions to
Keep Bill, Before Senate
and to Displace Grows
More Intense.
PESSIMISM REIGNS,
EARLY VOTE DOUBTED
Many Efforts Made to Lay
Measure Aside Debate
Runs Far Afield
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Five
hours of debate and parlimen
tary maneuvering in the senate
today served only to tighten
the deadlock which has existed
for three days between two od-
posing and almost equal groups,
oq righting to keep the admin
istration shipping bill before the
senate and the other to dds-
place that measure.
THtbato Rambles
Three sepa'ate and distinct
efforts were made during the
day to break the deadlock
through an unanimous consent
agreement to vote at a designated
time upon the pending motion to
lay aside the shipping bill and
take up the Norris agricultural
financing' measure, but each
tme an objection nullified the at
tempt. After these efforts, the
debate ran far afield, ranging
from a discussion of the disposi
tion of Muscle Shoals to changes
that Ambassador Harvey at Lon
don, through his recent state
ment cn the European situation
ad o.'.iceavored to affect the
'.::tf.on er-d grain maritca in the
United States.
Leaders Pessimistic
Shipping and agricultural re
lief legislation were discussed at
lesser length and when the sen
ate adjourned, administration
leaders were frankly pessimistic
over th yosribility cf a vote
i'lr.n several weetts upon ilio
ship bill. General belief was ex-
prrrsed that the Christmas recess
would come and go without a
break in the struggle for dom
inance between those trying to
keep the ship bill before the
senate until the rural credits
leeislation can be reported from
the banking and currency com
mittee and those members of the
alliance formed between foes or
the shop bill and advocates of
the JCorrls agricultural bill.
IS
Morris Stone Taken Near
Aumsville May Be Im
plicated in Burglary
Following close upon the swift
round-up yesterday afternoon, of
Salem's alleged "boy burglar"
ring by the Salem police came the
news late last night that Chief
Moffitt had apprehended Morris
Stone, suspected burglar of the
Man's Shop and Gwynn's barber
stoop on the night ot November 17.
He was taken at a late hour last
night one mile east of Aumsville.
Information which the chief had
received from reliable sources led
him to believe that Stone was the
man who had committed the dou
ble burglary in Salem November
17, which netted a total of 240
from the two places.
Captured at Dinner
Last night journey was made
to Aunisville by the poliee which
resulted in Stone's arrest at a
little house one mile east of that
city where he , had been living.
He was taken at dinner and al-
(Continued on page 3)
SUSPECT
HELD
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY FUND
OF $1,250,000 ALL PLEDGED
WITH SMALL MARGIN TO SPARE
E
IS IN TIN
Governor-Elect Visits De
partmentsTakes Din
ner at Penitentiary
"I consider the mechanism ot
a state too delicate, too import
ant, for any rash or ill-thought
action," is the statement of Governor-elect
Walter M. Pierce, who
came to Salem Wednesday for a
two-dayB stay.
"I believe in making haste
slowly in getting into state af
fairs," continued the governor-to-
be. "The state has many impor
tant problems to face, and nobody
wants to make any mistake. I
am a good forgetter; the cam
paign violences are dead and bur
ied. What we all want now la
the very bet government that Or
egon can possibly have. There's
a chance for everybody to help.
If we'll all do our best, we shall
make the state government some
thing fine."
Invited to Sit In
Acting Governor Roy Ritner In
vited Mr. Pierce to "sit in" at all
the budget meetings and commit
tees that he could attend while
in Salem this week. On Wednes
day h visited several of the Btate
departments, and in the evening
he took dinner out at the peni
tentiary, with Governor Ritner,
Secretary Don Upjohn and the
prison officials'. Mr. Upjohn, who
was the Oregonian correspondent
before his appointment as Gover
nor Olcott's secretary, is by virtue
of his office a member of the
state parole board, and so is one
of the most Important of the
prison officials. He is to go back
into newspaper-work during the
legislature, while Ward Irvine of
Portland succeeds him as Gover
nor Pierce's confidential agent.
Irvine is also In the city, for seve
ral days, to work with Secretary
Upjohn and pick up the routine
of the office.
Will Visit Lebanon
Mr. Pierce is to be In Salem to
day and tonight. On Friday he
is to go to Lebanon for a Farm
ers' union meeting, which is to
have some of the biggest cooper
ative organizers in the United
States as its speakers. The na
tional president and the presi
dents of the Oregon and Wash
ington State Farmers' unions are
among the important visitors. Mr.
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Labor Statistics Show 31
Industries Increase, 21 Are
Credited to Decline
WASHINGTON'. Dec. 20. Em
ployment increased in 31 indus
tries and decreased in 12 during
November, the bureau of labor
statistics of the department or
labor announced today in making
public its monthly survel of con
ditions in 3,233 representative
establishments in 43 manufac
turing industries. Payroll in
creases for the month also were
shown in 31 industries, but in
four cases these were not iden
tical with those in when em
ployment gained. The report
coverered 1,556,537 employes,
whose wages during the payroll
periods considered amountedd to
148.961,271,
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EMPLOYMENT IS
NOW Oil INCREASE
The Willamette million - and
a majjnificent fact.
At 11:55 last nighc, the
ties in the Salem factories began
werent mad they were glad as glad as a boy in spring:.
The drive was over, the notes were Mgned land counted." 'and
the famous old school is this morning setting out on its riew
We.- -llv:;:-:'- '
As early at 11 o'clock, it was assured tnat the campalgn
had been successful, and that the goal had been reached. The
announcement was sent out to the Associated Press, saying
that there was an estimated $4,000 above jthe requirement.
This, however, was not published in Salem, as the figures
had not been definitely checked. But by 1 11:55, the cam
paigners knew for certain that the earlier estimates had been
correct, and that they could show the figures to prove it.
The students and hundreds of other friends gathered at
the university to celebrate. It doesn't really pay many bills .
to yell and sing song3 but it brought teara( to many an eye.
Some of the students may have a sordid eye on the splendid '
new $70,000 gymnasium that is to be one of the first tangible -results
of the campaign. Some, perhaps, think of the better
equipment, the brighter paint, the bigger enrollment; some
may have thought of the better salaries that the heroic pro
fessors who have stayed so royally by the I old school in its :
days of adversity may now be able to receive.. . And maybe
some yelled and sang merely because they are young, and
splendidly alive and why not yell when therei is even a alender
excuse"
ARBUCKLE W
TRY COMEBACK
Hays Sees no Reason Why
Once Famous Actor Should
Not Redeem Self
L.OS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 20.
Roscoo Arbuckle, motion picture
comedian, has a job in the pic
tures and he may work at it.
Whether he comes back to the
place he once occupied is now dis
tinctly up to Arbuckle and to the
American people. This was the
gist of a series of statements
given out here today by Will
Hays, chief of the motion picture
industry; Jesse L. Lasky of tbe
company that formerly distribut
ed tbe Arbuckle comedies; Joseph
Schenck, producer who will em
ploy Arbuckle, and the comedian
himself.
Hays Approves
Mr. Hays requested the pro
ducers to withdraw the Arbuckle
films and to make no more of
them last April. He took that
action after Arbuckle had been
thrice tried on a charge of man
slaughter arising from the death
in San Francisco of Miss Virginia
Rappe, an actress. Since then
Arbuckle has lived quietly taking
an occasional trip away but keep
ing oat of the public eye.
Today Mr. Hays announced that
he saw no reason why Arbuckle
should not be permitted to go
back to work if he wished to do
fo. Mr. Hays said Arbuckle had
ben tried and acquitted; that he
believed every man was entitled
to a chance to redeem himself
and that he did not wish to stand
in Arbuckles way. He made it
plain that he neither sponsored
Arbuckle's future nor his films
but that he was simply putting
things into trim so the actor
could work out his own future,
unhampered.
Arbuckle Accept Chance
Mr. Arbuckle declined to com
ment on the new conditions other
than say he would accept the
chance to try to improve it. Nei
ther would his employer, Mr.
Schenck, comment on their plana.
Tbe only definite annoucement in
the matter other than that of Mr.
Lasky who said his firm had no
intention of putting existing Ar
buckle films on the market now.
Mr. Hays left late today to
spend Christmas with his family
at Sullivan. Indiana,
. Women Against Pictures
After Mr. Hays ruling on Ar-
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Mil
- and - a -
ter endowment is
Spauldinflr mil
and, others rvhis-
to blow likie mad. ? But they i
Then thy marched down town
a delirious, Ted-flre-burnlng, Jap
not!
Students Give over $50,000
The students themselves had
subscribed more than 150,000, for
the fund, and they were proud of
their school. .Bough and paid lor
but wooed like; a ' lover, and a '
thing of pride and joy forever,
their Willamette Is one of the
great things 14 their lives. H is
their time to yell. ' - i '"' ''
The exact figures ot the cam-.
palgn were aot compiled at the
time of going io press. . They
could not be, exactly, as there are
reports yet to come In from many
scattered sources all over the
state. There can be no large
items anywhere, and some of the
estimates are, made on telephone
or telegraphic reports, without th '
actual notes being in at head-,
quarters for checking.- . It. Is -not
at present of especial importance
to know the exact amount, Jtst
so it goes over the required .mil- .
lion and a quarter and the while
subscription Is vaUdated accord
ing to contract none of It wu
to be collectible it the amount
was not reached. . . ',.
Drive Strenuous One
It has beeni hard, desperately
hard work. If ever there was
tired, dejected group ot com
manders, It was the general cam
paign board, as late as Tuesday
night. The field workers, espec
ially In Salem kept up courage.
but the responsible officers were
for a time almost In despair. ,They
had nothing in reserve, and the
dally receipts were. not meeting
the needs. . Onily the rally of tbe
last twe days saved the situation.'
Salem workers have performed
the impossible in their campaign
work. Many business men have '
given practically their whole, time
for weeks to the unselfish -work.
It would be a; pleasure to single
out a few ot the more active '
workers for especial commenda
tion. But tn the big result, where
service and not the actual dollars
received was the measure of value
there Is glory; for all. Almost
everybody in Salem knows . 'who
were the faithfal workers.
It was a reat fight, and it's
won, and all over. -If only old
Jason Lee and j'Papa" Waller and
the long string; of early men and
women- somej In buckskin, gar
ments, or pioner beards, because
they didn't get salary enou gh, ; to
buy razors could see the Wil
lamette of today, with that million-dollar
endowment and the
quarter-million doUar ; working
and building fund, a It, stands
this morning after the big fight
Is over! - -' '- ' :
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