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raphic Message Re
ceived By Adjutant Gener
al. White : Tells of Great
Victory Over Forty Other
iaie unus - v
r Unprecedented honors were
srukrd in the fciational rule
competition at Campf perrir
u., yesterday- wnen . tne 14
Then" of the Oregon teamjoja
the national guard trophy in
the national . infantry match
and beat not only .the 40 na
tional guard teams bw the
. navy, marine corpsvand re
serve corns as well.
Telegraphic report of tHiy
vrss Received last night, by
Hrijadier General George Ks
hite, adjutant i general' of
the state, from llajor R. LI;
Weit, captain of the OregDn
At the same time ait - Oregon
man. First - Sergeant '"William Ei
j hstpi nr w n t-t lann wnn ina t a
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mouB Leech trophy from a field bf
909 competitors, which included
the best riflemen of the army,
naryy marine eorpa;Tiational guard
and ciTlllana. The Oregon man
made a perfect score on erery
range including 900 : and 1000
yards. The Leech cup has been
shot for annually since 1875 in the
national rifle competitions and has
usually been held by, the regular
gerYice. U-v"V ;. -!'.:'-Oregon
sent the1 strongest team
ft has had in the national match
es since the war, . according to
General White. They were select
ed at a state competition at Clack
amas last month, all of the rifle
companies of the state entering
their best men in .the state con
test. From these' 'the best shots
were selected. ; r v
First Sergeant Hayes la practi
cally a. new man in the game and
has been dereloped In the past
two years; : The Oregon men left
for Camp Perry the latter part of
August and will return home the
end of this month. ' :'- 4 .'
Members ot the ;: Oregon team
are Major "West, team , captain.
Captain James Q. Adams of Ash
land, team coach; Master Sergeant
Gilbert A. Pickard, Sergeant
Thomas L. Ture, First Sergeant
John KurowskC First , Sergeant
Walter H. Rucker, Second Lieu
tenant Langdon li. Spooner, Staff
Sergeant Jackson F. Jones, Staff
Sergeant- Chester B. McCarty,
First Sergeant - Henry J. Thomas,
First Sergeant William E. Hayes,
Staff Sergeant Robert D. Archer,
all of Portland,1 FirBt Sergeant
William E. Purdy, Salem. First
Lieutenant Leonard L. McQee, Al
bany. . ' ' f
. SE.TTLE IAJf DIES
J SEATTLE, Sept. 12. Charles
D. Fuller, a well known attorney
and prominent in King county and
state politic ror many years, died
at his home here today after sere
ral month Illness.
OREGON: Thursday, generally
Jfatinum temperature, 78.
? ! ! r I r : -i r.i t"perature, 55.
r.I -r. 1.3 f. t.
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on t Jh
Silvertonv Council ' May Not
! Accept ; resignation of
City's, Mayor -
SILVERTOtf, Or., Sept. 12.-
( Special to The Statesman.) The
city of Silrerton is having a try
ing time in securing a new mayr
to ' fill ' the place of Mayor' East
man;' wh6"tendef ed his f resign
on week ato. The resignation
haA not yet beeii' Accepted' V the
council extracted the promise fro ax
remaiiTin Office nntil anothei'mii
couldb' found' to repTaceliTm,' So
far .this other, "man has not yet
The clt council .waited oil IV.
G. : Gnhdexsoti,' casnler', of i ; the
ast he. would like to be-of 'assist-'
ance at i this time, he felt - oblige?
to refuse, as his physical resource
would not permit .him- to do foore
than.he already hid on hahd
At present the cou&cll is" con-
siaenng otner material, but mem
bers state ' that itv seems . Mayor
Eastman may hire to continue ti
the position,- as. there . Is no one
food snom. ship
IKES TO PORT
Boat Bringing Refugees
Prom j Orient Reports4
Supplies are Low
SEATTLE, Sept.' 12. With I'M
food supply running low, the lin-r
President; Jefferson, bringing 400
passengers ; from the Orient,
among them 182 refugees from the
stricken cities of Tokio and' Yoko
hama, .is : racing toward Seattle,
according to wireless advices re
ceived at Admiral Oriental line
offices here tonight.
A supplemental list of food sup
plies needed was wired tonight.
Fresh milk, vegetables, fruit and
meat were mentioned. In previous
dispatches the President Jeffer
son had told of feeding thousands
of refugees,, giving away all the
stores it could spare to the un
fortunates at Yokohama. Officials
of the line have arranged to have
a food supply ready when the ves
sel reaches Victoria. -
Evidence " that - the President
Jefferson is making all possible
speed Is furnished ; by the fact
that it will reach Seattle early on
Saturday afternoon, a day earlier
than had been expected..
Ce61Idger& McClaine bank,' Tues
dayvn6on'. tlr!;Oundersonf how-eTer.-Tetused.
1M.IATES OF PRISON ARE GIVEN4
FIIST OPPORTUNITY IN SALEM -FIIJ.I
STORY, "HUMAN .WRECKAGE
(By the Editor of Lend a Hand)
Mrs. Wallace Reid, in "Human
Wreckage, was shown to the In
mates of the state penitentiary in
the prison auditorium last- night-
It was greeted with a variety of
feelings, due to the fact that it
was the first picture to be shown
since last spring, and, too, the
amount of outside publicity which
has been given to the picture, and
the popularity of the actor to
whom it serves as a monument.
Governor Pierce and family.were
moss those occupying seats -In
It hu lfcn said that truly
ncre ua to ti.3
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The Statesman's peerless"
returns to the public Will again be in operation Friday eten
ing for the heavyweight battle between-Jack Dempsey knd
The Statesman's ! -megaphone service wilt start at
o'clock, and report the preliminary events, attendance, and
hiehliehts of the battle scene as well as' the big fight itself.
Blow by blow, as. rapidly-as
ceived over the wires of the
ringside, it will be iriven ther
The figlit'is'one of the outstanding events in American prize
ring. history and. is being watched the world over.
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0 Hill I lu ulu
AS SCHOOL SITE
Location of - Buildng ' on
v : North Capito! Wbuid Be
V Constahf Danger
The state highway department
calls the attention of the" Salem
school board to a"' possibly dan
gerous" policy' In1 the construction
of a junior high school on North
Capitol street, as la proposed by
the board--: .r-j ..-.,. k; A
1 North .Capitol -street Is the
route of .., the M Pacifie highway
through Salem;, and the -location
of a school, er the highway would
be a constant danger to .children
attending the scool.;. , .
At a special : -meeting j Monday
night with . the ways and means
committee of the Salem city coun
cil, the school board, proposed the
purchase tof a 24-lot .tract on
North Capitol as the location for
a" Junior high school - building to
cost an estimated $200,000. It
would be necessary to have the
approval of the, voters of the dis
trict for a bond Issue with which'
to make the purchase and erect
Members of the board say ' a
special election for the purpose
may be' called in the near future.
SEliS BESEJ '
J RED GROSS
Successor to Be Named 1 at
October Meeting; Mrs.
Benson Quits ;
Resignation of Henry Meyefa'ai
president of Willamette chapter
of the American Red Crow has'
been accepted by. the board, of di
rectors. His successor ,v will be
named at 'the next regular 'meet
ing of the board 'some time early
in October. t . , . . r
Y Mr. Meyers' has been- connected
with the Red Cross in this capac
ity for several years 'and'was vety
active' and instrumental in Its suc
cess during the World wa.
Mrs. Arthur Benson, executive
secretary, severed her connections
some time ago with the Red Cros.v
She has been succeeded by Miss
Pettit, - : '
were before. While there is con
siderable room, for argument upon
this subject," there Is no, gainsay
ing the fact that the lives of many
men are used as stepping-stones
for the ad.vancement,of their pos
terity. .Their 'mistakes, when
chronicled, are. known and there
fore avoided ; their virtues emu
lated and their vices forgiven,
though advantageously sidestep
ped. . Wallace Reid was a great man
In the cinema world.- For years
he porirayed the finest and fittest
of American manhood to the
world's public. " And while , his
death drew aside the" cjsftaln,:it
Eirvtf3 all the more ably to edu-
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system of ivin prize -fight
eafch irtove 6t the fighters is? re-.
Associated Press direct from the
public by the megaphone man
Intense ifaterest In; the fight fs
being shown in Salem and nearly
everyone is venturing a guess' on
the outcome, and some are specu
lating1 a bit, perhaps. ;
Al Nye. mailing clerk at the
state house, and Jim Ward, eleva
tor operator at the supreme court
building, have it. doped that ,Flr-
po will win. These two fans In
their time have seen a . lot ; ot
champions come and go, and have
no doubt whatever that the .Ar
gentine will win. Cddke " Patto'a
joins, Jim and Al, but disagrees
with his brother Hal who think
the champ will keep his title. Lou
is Conn of the Ace is sure Firpd
will .bring home the bacon. - ,
. Fracticaiiy everybody else
thinks Dempsey will win, though
a lot of thehi would like to" see
FIrpo the ' victor. Hy Corey,.chai-
man of: the public ' service ' com-'
miS8fon, for example, ' says he is
phlling for Flrpo, but that if he
were betting he ' would bet on
. Here is what some of them say:
- FRANK MYERS, The Spa-t-
Firpo is too new at the game, and
the fight will' probably end ' in a
knockout by the. 10th or 12Xh
round. A year from now well, I
hope that. Firpo will be able to
take the title,' but I am afraid he
won't. ; . ;. .
ED BLESSING, Blessing & Or-
rey Dempsey will win and I am
willing to back my judgment. Fir
po lacks the necessary experience.
HARRY WENDEROTH, I Ladd
& Bush bank I am net well in
formed: on the fight, .but ; from
what I -have heard and read
think Firpo will stay ' over six
round's, all right. :
LEE CANFIELD There will
be nothing to it but t)empsey. Fir
po is an undeveloped youngster in
comparison with the title holder,
My money is on' Dempsey.
; ILO SMITH, Smith's Cigar
Btore Dempsey will! win. Firpo
can hit hard enough but he Is un
able to land. If Willard could not
hit Dempsey, , Firpo can't.
- .PATTON BROTHERS Family
opinios differ. Hal believes
Dempsey will win but hopes Firpo
will knock his bldck off. t Cooke
flatly states Firpo' will win, basing
his decision upon his record dur
ing the' oast 18 months. Cook is
planning to , receive the ringside.
dope 'and preliminaries by radio,
going home early and leaving' Hal
at the' store. ' 1
ZOSEL & COO LEY, The Man's'
Shop We believe, the fight will
be short and snappy and the first
man to connect will win. ;
' LOUIS COHN, The Ace I
think Firpo will whip Dempsey.
He has the punch and will land It.
Champions all have to meet their
Waterloo and this is 'the time. As
to keeping the title in this coun
try, neither are Americans.
OTTO KLETT-Dempsey : will
come out on top. '
,A. L. Nye, postmaster at state
house I think Dempsey is going to
get licked, now take it from me.
: ..i Ward Irvine, secretary to -Governor,
Pierce Dempsey will win
by a knockout In three rounds. 1.
don't think the man lives who can
beat Dempsey. ; f
W. A. Mullen, superintendent of
real estate division in state insur
ance commissioner's office
Dempsey will get Firpo in eight
or nine rounds.
JIM WARD, elevator operator
in supreme court building Firpo
will win by a decision.
W. E. CREWS, state corporation
commissioner I look for Dempsey
to win. . . -K:V:"
JAT MORTON state corpora-
r ; On decrease
County Has Best Record in
State Polk Also Makes
" Creditable' Showing
r While divorces in other parts ot
the state are on the Increase, Mar
ion county shows ' a decrease, ac
cOrdTrig to a federal census report
jusl received by Vl G. Boyei-, coiin
ty clerk. , - '.
. The report covers the marriage
and divorce records for 1922 and
191 6.' , During 1916 Marlon cou
ty divorces totaled 85, while dur;
ing 1922 only 53 were granted in
this county. ' i . ' :
Marriages during the year 191 6
numbered 356 while during" 192'.
there were 477 marriages. "
Polk county also shows a de
crease In the number of divorces,
according to the report, i Divorces
in' 191 6 numbered 24, while dur
ing 1922 there were only 15
granted. ; POlk' county! marriages
during 1916 numbered 96, while
during 1922 there were 132 con
-Yamhill ' county showa an in
crease of five divorces In 1912
over 1918. Turfhgjl922. .32 were
granted ' and 27 during. 1916.
Clackamas county is the banner
county of the state for those who
would sever the marriage bonds,
according to this' report. , More
divorces 4han marriage licenses
were granted in Oregon City both
during 1922 and- 1916, the only
difference between the two yea
being thr the .proportion of di-
orces-Jnjlf easear , t.:.,,;
-Marriages in Clackamas countv
in 1916 numbered 196, while 212
divorces were granted during the
same time. Marriaees during
1922 numbered 229 and divorces
during the same time numbered
Multnomah county had 904 di
vorces to 2363 marriages during
1922, while there were 786 di
vorces during 1916 to 1733 mar
TO: W& MLll IS
Dedication Speeches1 Heard Last Night From
Mayor tiiesy, Fred Enxon and State High
way Engrineer Klein AH Lots Ate Sold and
Building Goingf Upr-tWsfrict Will Grow.
Dreams of ah adequate ' north
entrance to the city of Salem Were
realized last night when' the High
way addition or the racmc high
way was opened: to traffic. The
barricades were removed at 6:30
o'clock ,and traffic began to flow
along1 the wide hard surface road.
after .appropriate observance: of
the occasion.?, -'
For years Salem has felt ' the
need of such an enrance, one that
would bring the tourist past 'the
chief objects of Interest in ; the
city without ' detracting their at
tention toward negotiating sharp
turns at street intersections. The
highway addition has filled this
want, and also gives direct traffic
to the fair grounds. ' i
Broad pavement, 40 feet ; be
tween curbs, with graceful curves.
now permits a direct " route
through what will be one of the
newest and "most up-to-date addi-
tibns of the city, past the supreme
court; the state capltol building.
fine residences, the post office and
the court house. 1
Glowing tribute to Fred Krlx-
on was paid by" Mayor John B.
Glesy, who told of the obstacles In
the" way; i how: the phojectlhad
been regarded as nearly' Impossi
ble and highly Improbable for a
number of years; the lack of pro
per entrance at the north end of
the city, how gaps ot rough' road
had gradually been eliminated.
The new connection' link In the
Pacific highway, he said,; would
stand as an ererlastlng" momitnent
to'Fred Erixon. Mayor Cieay was
introduced by J, C." Pettry, presi
ir out or
Plan for Welfare of Farmer
, Outlined at Meeting of
' Producers and .Bankers
Here Last Wight . !
WOULD REDUCE WHEAT
AND BERRY ACREAGE
Local Banker Says Program
Means Much Financially
in Marion County
. , A Marlon county farmer-banker
meeting was held at the Grajr
Belle last night. A marketing
production program worked out
by t the extension department. of
Oregon Agricultural college and
endorsed by the Oregon. Bankers
association. was' presented by Paul
V. Maris, director of the extension
i Plan Is Outlined
The condensed program, which
it is hoped may eventually' relieve
the agricultural situation, pro
vides, first for a' 25 per cent re
duction In the wheat acreage, con
centrating, on three varieties of
winter, wheat .and . one spring yar-
ietyr second, - devoting the land
vacated by the ' wheat' to forage
crops for dairy cattle with a cor
responding Increase In dairy cat
tle; third, " bring about a reduc
tion in the loganberry acreage.
taking out the low-bearing patch
es first, with nothing kept which
produces less -' than two tons to
the acre, encourage the logan
berry growers to Join in a state-
(Continued on page 2)
dent of the Chamber of Commerce
Traffic is Growing
Prediction tnat within two
years 3000 automobiles would
daily pass over the new highway
was made by Roy Klein, state
highway engineer. . Count of traf
fic on the Pacific highway at Au
rora this summer, gave 2000 ma
chines daily, . while Oregon City
had a total of. 3000. These fig
ures, he said, included local cars,
while his prediction was" for tour
ist - traffic chiefly. That Salem
now has one of the finest entranc
es of all cities 'along the Pacific
highway was asserted by ; Mr.
Klein. Oregon now has 350 miles
of this highway, with about the
same number-in Washington. Cal
ifornia has the remainder of the
1700. miles that marks the longest
single highway west of the Missis
sippi river. The' opening of this
link,' he said in closing, is a big
thing for Salem. .
Erixon Tells Story
Some idea as to the difficulties
encountered by the committee in
obtaining a right of way were told
by -..Fred Erixon. More than two
years ago he and W. B.A Wilson
were appointed as a committee to
investigate the project; by the
Chamber of Commerce. The sin
gle word "can't" met them upon
every hand, he said. The city
council at that time bestowed on
them its best wishes, but could not
give any assistance. . Bonding was
suggested and discarded. Finally
they hit upon the plan of obtain
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Eighteen Trusties Ambnjj Poisci Scrclur t C:
; Man Who GoV Away in Trixc!il6ad c 11 -dust
FutfveTGofia to Heme cf E.' T. 11:
- Near Clastar Station Last Niht.
Twelve hours of freedom proved-sufficient fcr HI
wortrr Kelly, convict who escaped, from the ,state rri
Wednesday morning, and after having time to think tl.L
over, reported to a farrnhduse owned by E. T, llzll, r
Claxtar station on the Oregon Electric about 8:40 test ni:
Prison authorities were notified and Ihe speedy xriicn c
was dispatched with Warden Johnson Smith and a v. -others
who returned him to the penitentiary. - '
Upon his return to the prison Kelly said that hr
sorry that his conduct had resulted in tha xczirlL
Joe Wdolery, guard, and that he had not treated the v.. .
in the proper manner. - ; . ;
Amono; the posses pursuing Jtelly were i8Jtnuty c
victs who were determined to bring Kelly back. Tlicy
not armed. All reported' back to the guards as sec. .
Kelly's capture was known
' T ml " " '' Kelly said he did not know 1
Further Funds Must Be Gdl
- lected Locally, Says ;
,' Captain Holbrbok -
The need for money; for Japan
ese relief is becoming greater all
the time, especially now. that sick
ness is so prevalent in the devas
tated districts. Captain Hoi brook
of the Salvation army received a
telegram urging him to bend
every effort to get as much t
gether as quickly as possible. The
message told him that the Salta
tion Army headquarters building
in Japan was burned and that a
number of. Salvation Army offi
cers had lost their lives in the
The total amount collected ; in
Salem to date is $117, and $100
of this money, has already been
sent. - . , '1 . ;
' A number ot people have asked
that the collecting kettles be put
on tne principal corners 6ib
Saturday for the purpose of giv
ing a number of people a chance
to help this worthy cause. Cao
tain Holbrook says that he fully
appreciates the sacrifice that it
has meant to a number who de
posited their bit in the kettles lavt
Saturday,; and while some gave
what they could, yet there is a
chance for any who will, or desire
to do so, to send in their check j
or leave It at Kafoury Brotnem
for Allen Kafoury, who is treasu
rer of the fund. .This fund must
me positively, closed by Saturday,
a the tlans for the . Salvation
Armv are many and Captain Hol
brook is making every errort ior
the needs of our. own confmunf.y
this coming winter.
Forest Fire Menace in f
Polk County is at tna
DALLES, Ore.. Sept. 12.-
(Special to The statesman;.
The menace of forest iires ior
this season is expected to be a
thing of the past owing to the
heavy fogs of the past several days
which has dampened the timber
in the western par- of Polav
county.' The smair slashing fires
which have , been burning for a
few days about the logging camps
west of here have about all been
extinguished and no new out
breaks are expected by the fire
wardens ' in. various' parts of the
county. Nearly - all the Eolk
county fire patrolmen have been
called in owing to the dampness
of the timber. ' . , 1?
WHEN YOU THINK
of used furniture, turn your thoughts .to StatCCTtaa 7ant I.
Thre you will find the best 1 at the lowest cost. And
member yog can get great deal of service from used fu
ture, the same as from a used car.
READ AND SE
' Tina uosNixa
i mm mmt -Mi. i m-t
-George Jackson, another c
who escaped with him, mat
to dig out of the truck-Ic
sawdust, as he had. great i ....
culty in getting out and ha -only
covered by about two :
of the sawdust and Jackson
nearly at the bottom of the !
Advantaso Cecily Til
-The .escape was not rrt
afed, Kelly said, but when 1
Jackson ' noticed the - guard
not - looking. . for . a few i . I
they , took advantage of tLa
sion. - .-V ; '
;JeitSejf"'.IIeIl,'nor Jac'l' . : .
a trusty. Kelly isone-cl tl
who sawed out of their ccllj
In the year, but, were car- : :
fore ; they, could . seal 3 tl
He was a sent ..up , from J; '
county for aiding prisoners Ca f
cape, - and ; was sentenced U t . ;
not more than 20 years.
Jackson was conricted la L
couhty for assault, and roll
and was sentenced to serve z.
more than '12 years.
The truck on which Kelly t .
Jackson escaped was haul
sawdust to the state fair rou: :
Jackson apparently got eff V
truck'before it -reached tie f
grounds and was caught, ' v. it
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xveuy is ueuBTeu to cave i..
vehicle after it reach I
grounds. It' Is reported tl :t
man chased Kellr and V a r
vict drew a knife on hlri.. 1
pu'rsuer was not armed,
f Jackson5 . escaped ia a t'., ;
way on' a' flax truck 11 zy 2S t.
was caught the following day.
r -xveByuusioiuiy tor iue esoar
the two men in the truckloai t :
sawdust was assumed ty J.
Woolery,. the guard who wta c ;
duty at that part of the yard s.
Wooleryj Immediately went to tl 3
office of the warden and resor t 1
It was entirely my fault," till
Woolery. "and I paid the pentltr.
Warden Smith is my friend and I
don't want him to get the tl . . - .
I was watching the truck c!r : -Aj
but did not see the men go izis
11. .-, . . .
: Woolery hasjbeen a guard ct
the prison for about three a r. 1 a
half months, but once tcCor?
served five years as a guard.
Hop Picking Ikzrs End
In Yards of Pclk Ccunly
DALLAS, Ore., Sept, 12.
(Special- to The Statesman).
Hop picking' in this sectioa cl
Polk county is about over fcr tt'.i
year, but few yards remain!. . ta
be finished up. The quail.;'
the hops that were left until r!,
is of the finest and are ex?:' etc. 1
to bring a fancy price. whera ret
contracted. A number cf'tlts
growers' contracted for ia.I
prices but those who held out n
expecting to receive a good iilzi
for .their .crops. . ,
WAST AT3 1