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liJ FALLS CITY
Armory in Spokane Crowded
; With .Thousands Eager to
Hear Address By Nation's
GREAT FUTURE SEEN
FOR INLAND EMPIRE
Court of International Justice
;Again Emphasized By
SPOKANE. July 2. (By The
Associated Press.) - President
: - Harding delivered bis . addres
; here tonight to an audience that
overflowed the state armory, an
. auditorium seating about 3,000
The chief executive was intro
4 duced by Governor Hart-and was
- theered heartily. He began speaks
- tag at 8:40 o'clock by saying that
' ffhila he had received a pleasing
rire"nowhere has the greeting
i- been more wholesome-jaore cour
teons or more kindly than In this
' great far west." ,
Before launching Into his pre
pared address,' the president read
a telegram from Director Lord of
the budget bureau Informing him
. of the surplus of" $309,000,000
over the expenditure for the fis
cal year, which ended last Sat'
nrday. . '
- Remarks Applauded!
The announcement .was loudly
applauded' and v there also was
cheers- when the president com
mented that "the United States
alone of all nations had gotten
back on the track and was living
within its income."
: Concluding his discussion of re
clamation problems, the president
tonight ' again appealed for sen
timent favorable to American ad
hesion to the permanent court of
" -, 1 .Development Argued ,(-,'"
: Gradual development of the na
. tlon's"' natural . resources rather
than preserratiton of them in
their original state was advocated
by President Harding here tonight
as the only conservation policy to
which. America dare commit it-
:seir. . :
The president, speaking on "de
I velopment; reclamation and wa-ter-utillazUon,'
: locking up the public domain "as
J; a treasure house of potentiate
V -wealth," on the grounds that such
action would prevent it from.be
, ing ready for use when needed. He
; made It plain that he stood for
gradual development, such as the
; use of water both for irrigation '
- ; and power and for a policy of re
forestation that preserves the na-
tional Interest jrhile permitting
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ALBANY. Ore., July 2. Rulie Johnson, under indict
ment on a charge of murder for complicity in the slaying of
Sheriff Dunlap here May 21 last, was; still at large tonight
and officers searching for him 5 had no ! tangible clue as to
where jhe had gone following his escape from jail here yester
day with George Parker, who was recaptured almost imme
diately.! Evidence in support of the theory that the two prisoners
had outside help in their preparations for escape was dis
covered today In the form of a package of food lying just out
side the jail near the hole in the wall through which the pair
had made their exit. With it was Johnson's coat in a pocket
of which was a knife which the sheriff said had been left in
an outer corridor of the jail on a shelf. This weapon, he de-
clared, could only have come -into j Johnson's possession
through outside collusionj
Filing upon an available water site along the Santiam
river, in the Santiam national forest, about 40 miles from Sa
lem to provide an adequate supply of clear and cold mountain
water to supply the needs of the city of Salem in the future
will be made Thursday.
This became known last night when the city council in
structed the chairman of the water committee to file on the
aite at the office of the state engineer.
This prelimnary step is occasioned, it ' was said, by the
fact that there 5s some d .satisfaction concerning ihe Salem
Water, Light & Power company's service.
"While it is possible nothing may come of the filing there
is another possibility the project may take form in the next
few months as a municipal enterprise. .
Nothing is known at present concerning costs of the
project, ': but should the proposition become an actuality,
these will be estimated at once; T ? ' t ' ' .
Under present plans the water will be piped to Salem
from the Cascades, a distance of about 40 miles.
Opening of Season Success
ful Life-Saving Class
...More than 300 boys and girls
attended the first day's session of
the free municipal playground, on
Swings,; swimming, baekelball,
volleyball, children's games, and
other sports were presented ; for
their enjoyment, - The life-saving
class held its first session. Swim-
lnlifirtor profit; andsafety; ia X6
be made a specialty,' and every
body, as nearly as they , wish It,
win be given tne chance to learn
life-saving in the water.
Coach Hollis Huntington and
Miss Smith, physical director for
girls, had ; the assistance of R. R.
Boardman, of the Salem Y, that
will in general superviae the whole
playground plan. Mr. Boardman
gave most of his time to the work
last year, and was one of the big
factors in keeping It in so ex
The grounds) are not yet entire
ly cleaned up j but this is being
done rapidly, so that' by the end
of this week practically every ob
struction or annoyance will be re
moved. . The fplay and work , on
Monday, the first day, was suc
cessful from every standpoint.
More apparatus Is being Installed
than there waa last year. A grand
stand is being built' that will ac
commodate a large number of
spectators and the first day's pro
gram worked along almost as
smoothly as ft It were mid-season.
' On ' Friday night the Salem
band Is t'o give its regular concert
at the municipal playground and
park, instead, of at the regular!
place, wlllson park.. It ought to
be a notable musical program. It
is expected lo add some athletic
stun fs," also" ia volleyball game be
tween the Rotary and ' Klwanls
clubs, and a playground ball game
between the Lions and the Kl
wanls. Some life-saving " stunts
in the water,' and footraces and
other sports on land, may be
added. ;' ! I ! ' -
Parents are urged to feel that
their children will . be carefully
chapercmed and looked after.
CLOSES FEW DAYS
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Lay-Off of One Week Devot
ed to Repairing Log
ging Camps Idle ;
Spaulding's Salem mill is closed
down this week, partly for the reg
ular enforced Forth of July vaca
tion, and partly to clean up and
get ready for another steady run
with every detail in perfect con -
anion lor etiicient work. Run
ning two shifts a ! day puts the
whole plant up to Its limit of en
durance, and ah Occasional breath
ing spell and careful inspection is
necessary. The1 mill will reopen
Thursday or Friday.
The Grand Rosde logging camps
are closed down for the full week.
The men all wanted the lay-off.
It is understood that a like vaca
tion is occurring In most ot the
logging camps of the valley.
The two Spaulding mills at New-
berg and Salem are cutting about
50 cars of logs a day. The New-
berg mill is operating only a sin
gle shift; the Salem mill running
double. The company is getting
out some logs from tts Luckiamute
holdings, and is also opening Up
a camp on Mary's river, No com
mercial logs have as yet been cut;
on the Mary's river tract,' but the
place will be opened up so that
steady production could he began
there on a day's notice. - '
Logging wages is good this year.
The average is about $6 a day for
all the men ; employed In, t the
woods.' The track men get $4 a
-day; head hook tenders- draw from
$9 to $ 1 1 throughout the valley,
this being the highest paid job
in the woods.
There has not been a single lire
reported In the woods of the Wil
lamette valley this season, accord
ing to lumber authorities.
Price of $72o",b00 Paid For
Lester Strip Where Riots
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. July 2.
Purchase by the Illinois mine
workers union of the' Lester strip
mine at Herrin, 111., the scene of
the riots a year ago last June was
confirmed tonight by labor union
officials. The purchase price was
Elmer E. Mink, Eugene
Newspaperman; Is Dead
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EUGENE, Or., July 2. Elmer
E. Mink, for 15 years engaged In
the newspaper business here, hav
ing been successively- business
manager and rural circulation
manager of the Eugene Evening
Guard, died' here today after a
long illness at the age of 60 years,
tie is survived by his widow.
Oregon: generally fair Tuesday.
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1923
IS FIRED AT
Rear of Blessing & Orey E
tablishment Closed By Ac
tion of City Council Last
IN LICENSE PAYMENT
Real Estate Dealers Demand
That Summer Street
Carline Remain v
The opening gun of a campaign
against pool halls, proprietors of
i which fail to comply wtth ordi
nances governing their operation.
night when by a vote ot 9 to 4,!in Salfm- as wel1 ,B Washing
Chief of Police Birtctietjt was or
dered to close the - reair of the
Blessing , & Orey establishment.
356 State, which is occupied by
1 pool and billiard tables. f Mr. Orey
waa notmea .snoruy toeiore j.
o'clock of the decision bf the city
council. I - -
According to evidence produced
before the council it appears that
on May 25 George Orey was ar
rested ;by Officer Olson for per
mitting a minor to play pool In
the establishment. Trjial of Orey
was slated for yesterday, pending
the return home of Will Purdy.
a material witness, who has been
with Company F at Clamp Lewis.
City Attorney Smith noticed that
both Orey and his attorney wer
vastly sattsnea wiin me seieciiou
of the 'Jury, and proceeded . to
probe behind the scene. '
. Defendants Well Iyrtlf led. ;
Aa a: result of his investigation J
Attorney Smith found that while
the proprietors of the pool hall
had deposited the necessary sum
of money to pay for -si license with
the city recorder, and had obtain
ed a receipt for thisj they had to
date failed to make application for
the license. In addition, neither
the defendant nor I his partner
eould be held to the complaint,
inasmuch aa the transfer from
Joe and Sam Adolphfwas not com
pleted ttntil three days later.
Takine the council as a wnoie.
the war on pool hall proprietors
who violate the ordinances has
been declared, though there are
some of the aldermen who. are op
nosed to hasty and drastic steps."
'Heated discussion; followed the
proposal of closingjj the establish
ment last night. J
. "On after them jail, but don't
tingle out one," declared one al
derman. 1 ' '
"Well, we have to .make a start
somewhere," returned another.
An attempt waeji made tp, pass
the buck to the police department',
by a declaration that it was the
department's place to see that the
ordinance was complied with and
to close , up a place after the li-:
cense . had expired.! It was learned
however, that the police depart
ment had nothing; to go by. The
city treasurer was instructed by
the council to give to the police
department a list of all licenses,
covering every business that op
erated under such, provisions, and
then to keep a ll complete r check
upon the licenses. Both the li
cense committeeand the chief of
police will be plven i a copy of
these. f - JL
Save Carline Urged )
Eight reasons! why the Summer
street carline should not be torn
up were presented in a communi
cation signed bjf D. D. Socoloisky
and 283 others served by that car
line. ' The reasons offered were
that ttie franchise rights called
for service; that the people had
fulfilled' their part of the agtee
menf,that it waa the duty of a
public utility to! give service; that
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WILL PICK UP
President's f Address in Port- i
i land .JtQi ay Be Heard By 1
, Citizens in Salem " i
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Salem Aa' not to Bee: President
Harding, P but he. will be here in
The Salem Electric company Is
installins a special power ampli
fier, and will, also put in two spe
cial loud speakers, one on High
street l and the other ' on State.
When the president r starts his
speech' July 4 at 2 o'clock at Mul
tnomah park In Portland, the Ore
gonian distributing .station will
take it up and relay it out over
the northwest. ' : 5
Anybody who hasn't yet heard
a ' real president, can hear him on
Independence day, without' costing
even the price of a street car fare.
It may be difficult to distinguish
his features or tell who is on the
stage with him or how his wife is
dressed, by radio, but a 1 little
good imagination ought to .sup
ply these . Important details, and'
the lion-lover can hear and gloat
over a real president right here
Lumber Camps Succeed in
Getting Candidate. Across
SILVERTON. Ore:. July 2.
(Special to . The Statesman.)
JAlaa Laura Osterland won in the
Silverton Goddess of Liberty con
test with votes; amounting i to
80,071 against Miss Ruth Greggs
votes numbering1 75,448 Miss
Osterlund was backed by the Lum
ber camps while Miss Gregg was
sponsored by frthe " Silver Falls
Timber company office force. Miss
Osterlund will go to Seaside as
"Miss Silverton" during the Amer
ican Legion, convention in Sep-
Five Army Airplanes
On Way to Portland
, EUGENE, Or.. July 2.-Five
army airplanes 4 that left Crissey
Field, San Francisco, this morn
ing for Portland where they will
participate In the entertainment
of President Harding, July 4, ar
rived here at 4:30 this afternoon
and remained over night. '
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Letters From a
By George H. Graves. ;I
HAPPY'S INN. Mont., June 21
The place where it does not
get dark until' 9: 30; a place where
the lakes : are full of beautifal
troutra place where you get de
licious? mountain .strawberries; a
ploe where the houses are made
of lpgs, the furniture Is hewn
from logs, and the hardware made
from wood, and I am writing this
article with the light of a candle.
, Happy's Inn is 69 miles from
the nearest railroad, ho papers, no
mail, j Located . In; the ,! Rocky
Mountains', In the tall timbers and
surrounded by beautiful lakes,
and I must liot forget to; tell you
that gasoline costs 50 cents a gal
lon, but fortunately I do not have ;
to buy any. .
I am told today is the first day
it has not rained: since the first
of May and you would sure think
so If you could see the condition
of the roads. i . i .; - 7
Here I stayed two nights and a
day, and I really hate , to leave.
The only reason. I would cane, to
get away from ' here is - because'
th.ey serve ice cream ' for desert
three times a day- Figure it out.
They haul in a freezer of ice
cream for the guests, and when
the tourists do hot come fas
enough t they ' use it up on the
regulars. , ' . X j
Two log cabins are In course of
construction. ' Have - watched , the :
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. . . AS IS
CALLED OFF TODAY
Commencing a t ' N o o n
; Youngsters Have 48 flours
j Hours to Do Their Best
. The. ban on firecrackers and
fireworks within the city limits
will be lifted at noon today.
: Young America will be able to
give full vent to his feelings
through an announcement made
last night by Mayor Giesy that
tho ban he had declared upon all
fireworks would be null and void
at soon today. " ;
Furthermore, tne ' ban will be
raised until noon .Thursday.'
This, stated Mayor Giesy,' who
still remembers his boyhood days,
will give-all an opportunity to get
rid ofany firecrackers that hap
pens to Btirvlye the Fourth of
July, i 1 But, he also stated, the
firing must cease after Thursday
noon. - -; '
Only one provision, ore rather
request, is made, by Mayor IGesy.
Bvery person engaged in the time
honored custom of "shooting off"
firecrackers is asked to -exercise
due precaution against doing so
in proximity to buildings.
Safety first is his message. Do
not endanger lives and property
Postoff ice Burglarized
r At Silcott, Washington
LEWISTON, Ida,. July 2.
Burglars entered the Siltcott, Wn
postoffice between .the hours of
nine last night and four this morn
ing, taking $20 in ' -Wb&t office
cash, $55 personal money and
three cartons of cigarettes. As
far as could be learned, no stamps
or checks . were taken.
On discovering the burglary
Postmaster Cliff M. Wilson at
tempted to communicate with the
sheriff at Asotin, but apparently
the wires had been cut. . Post
office inspectors, at Spokane have
Salem Fight Fan
men at work during the day, and
believe now I could build one. All
the tools they seem to need is a
hammer and saw and an axe, and
principally an axe. They cut out
the doors and windows after the
cabin is built. ' .
V June 26. Left Happy's Inn this
morning, a Cadillac roadster with
two girls from Los Angeles going
to' New York, and a travelling man
in a worn out 'Ford, and myself
started ; out at 9 o'clock. The
roads were not as bad as I ex
pected them to 'be, but rough with
a great many deep mud holes. Old
Tootsie went clear to the axle and
dragged many times, but she came
through in excellent shape. The
Cadillac and the Ford both slid
crossways on the road, and had
to be straightened up with a tow
rope. Had sandwiches for lunch
apd pulled Into Kalispell, Mon'. ,
at 3 p. m.
i Away up there -in the moun
tains I met a man on the road,
who asked me if V knew L. H.
McMahan of Salem. His name
was Swarthout, also met Joe
Rhinehart at Spokane., i
' Have travelled 985 miles and
the car has worked perfectly.
V Found Kalispell. Mont., a very
nice , town; visited with friends
there leaving there 9:30 the morn
ing of the 27th. For 75 miles 1
drove around Flat Head lake, a
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f GREAT PALLS, Mont., July 3 (By Associated Pr; ,
The world's heavyweight championship battle tctr
Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons, which has been elf r
on for the past several hoars, waa definitely restored zr.l .
be fought on July 4 as originally scheduled,' accorilirj ta :
announcement at 2:45 o'clock this morning by I.Iajcr J.
Lane, of the promoters, following a lengthy conference v. I.
Jack Kearns, Dempsey's manager.
.: GREAT FALLS, Mont, July 3-By-Assctfcitc J Pr:
At 1:45 o'clock this morning Kearns &ain appeared r.l t '
door of his room and announced that he had offered to 't
a gamble'! with. the gate receipts of the Dcnpssy-Gii:
battle if the promoters would absolutely guarantee the r -ment
of preliminary expenses such as the salary cf tf
referee, the purses for thfe preliminary bouts, etc .
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GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 3.- (By Associated Pre
The Dempsey-Gibbons battle for; the heavyweight t:::
pionship of the world was definitely called off shortly all
midnight by George H. Stanton, Great Falls banker, cftcr
last minute conference with Jack Kearns, Dempsey mane - . .
Kearns, it was stated, agreed to go on with the fight I
the promoters would pay him $50,000 immediately and perrr.:
him to take the remaining $50,000 of the guarantee out c :
the first gate receipts.
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WILL PASS TODAY
Cabinet Member and Former
Salem Resident Gping.
Through' to Portland
Little Bert. Hoover, who used
to run errands for' the old Oregon
Land company in Salem 30 years
ago,, is coming back through Salem
today. They don't call him 'Lit
tle Bert" any longer. They 'say
Herbert Hoover, and fifty million
people of Europe whom he re
fused to let starve look on his
almost as on a god. He Is really
only a possible Jew jumps from
the presidency he has gone that
far since leaving Salem!
- He is ndt stopping In Salem
today, but he is joining the pres
idential party in Portland. He
has been in Collfornia, while the
president was coming across the
other way. But he isn't coming
just to be near, the president.
He wants to see 'some of his old
Oregon friends, j He has ordered
a royal bouquet prepared at the
Hotel Portland, ' and he has in
vited all his old business asso
ciates of the Oregon Land com
pany he was the office boy and
they were mostly i the "associates"
to come and jdine with him.
Among the number was the late
lamented Dr. H. J. Minthorn Ben
S. Cook, C. B. Moores.- D. v. R.
Reid, and Mrs.'- Louise Hewlett
Bickfordf all of whom are now
living1 in Portland.
Bert Hoover ta; coming back to
his friends; he was ever a friendly
sort. He sent' $250 for the build
ing if und for the new Friend's
church In North Salem, last year-,
the little old church where ' he
used to attend. What he' will do
to and for the old friends whom
he f eeda at the .Hotel Portland
today, ought to be interesting.
Lambs Are Smothered . , - ,
When Bear Appears
YAKIMA, Wrn.. July 2. Fright
ened by the sudden appearance of
bear on the trail, lambs valued
at $5000 Were smothered yester
day, afternoon when the band of
12000 piled up in the canyon on
Toppenish creek. The band which
belonged to J. S. Renhsler, waa
being brought down .from the
mountains to be loaded on a train
for the Chicago market. I ;
and alaawhera Is I
Harioo. and Polk Ooantlat
Kaarly ararybody raada
The Oregon Statesman
THE HOUX XKW?4F3
PRICE FIVE CHI,
GREAT FAULO, Moat., J:
3. (By the Associated Prcs.)
Jack Kearns. Dempsey's mana-j:-,
after conferring with Major J. II.
Lane and Loy Molumby, pronct
ers of the Dempsey-Gibbons fi;.' t,
came to the door of hlg room e : 1
told- newspapermen that he 1
proposed to the promoters tha i
the championship figbfc be pc
poned until either July 20 or
He said the people who bad boutl. .t
tickets were entitled to see tlia
fight and indicated that if arrac la
ments were made the battle might
go on. '
KANE IS REAP
SHELBY, Mont.,-July 3. (IV
the Associated Press.) Edj: :
Kane, manager of Tom Gibbons,
will not listen to proposals for &
postponement of- the Demp!f!7
Gibbons heavyweight title tout
here July 4, he declared early to
day ia response to informal; : ,.
from Great Falls that efforts vrer.
being made to arrange for hull
ing the bout at a later date.
"We will not stand for trr
postponement of the bout," Knr.
said. "Gibbons is here to fi: . 1
Jack Dempsey on July 4. TLs
fight .will be held on that data
only or not at all, under present
arrangements, as far as we are
Haney Is Sworn in
WASHINGTON, July 2. Eert
E. Haney of Portland, Or., w3
sworn in today as a member cf
the shipping board. succeedia
George E. Chamberlain. The new
commissioner will be'in charga cZ
the board's bureau of law and
probably will succeed Mr. Cham
berlain also on the claims board.
STARS AND STRirE3
No family should ta ivi.
out an American FIst.
' ' 'is nearly Lere.
Have you a fcri-tt new ft -to
salute Inderpaf c! r
see flag aw,'olt:,-c.:;:: ...
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