111 n TRULY:: A' :HOME ; PAPER Statesman Ads pay for they are read In the "homeby Home People It: Js, truly a Home Newspaper. WHAT ARE YOUR WANTS? Classified Ads' -will be found ci page seven. A page always full of community of ferings and want;. PRICE FIVE CENTS SEVENTY-THIRD YEAR" SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBERS 1923 n n Zl i .J V HITS POLAR FLIGHT PUS IMP HO Exploration Will Be Attempt, ed During Summer Months By Dirigible and Six Air planes ALASKA CITY NAMED , AS BASE OF SUPPLY Object of Expedition to Pi. oneer f Air Routes De clares Sec. Denby WASHINGTON, Dec. 25. Re commendations that the navy's polar exploration flight be at tempted during the coming sum mer with the dirigible Shenandoah and using Nome, Alaska, as the main operating base, are contained In the report of the special board or navai omcers neaaea ay near Admiral William A. MofTett, chief of naral aviation. The report was ' made public today by Secretary Denby, who has approved it, sub ject to possible later modifications. In its study the board empha sized that the mission- of the ex pedition would be "exploration of the north polar regions"" rather than ' dash for the pole. The detailed plan of operation worked out, therefore, contemplates num erous flights " by - the Shenandoah on mapping and chartering cruises to "establish the practicability of a trans-polar air route" from western Europe to Japan over the top of the world Explore Whole Region Recommendation was made that two vessels. Vj preferably tankers equipped with mooring masts six planes -equipped . for landing on ice or water, a permanent moor ing mast at Noma and mooring fa cilities at certain other northern points be employed. "The ships with three planes each will go to Nome and to Spits bergen where preliminary flights for serological observations will be made. the report said. "When all Is ready the Shenandoah jwill fly to Nome via' mooring masts at Fort Worth, San Diego, Puget sound and Nome jbases'. thence nprinwara : lor iue ccuuiiiibu: irient of this mission. The explor atton of the north' polar region DUttll 111 VI UUC Diii'"v " - of the unknown area' north of Al aska. "The board considers that with all the ships the Shenandoah and the planes equipped as recom mended and provided in ample time, the Arctic exploration Is feasible and practical during the summer Jot 1924 without undue risk to personnel or material... Xome Named Base selection oi jue iuuie mo mnrtn because ice conditions make It available to shipping as a role during the first week In June. The distance to z the pole from Nome via Cape ; Prince of Wales Is 1560-:nautlcaliJ miles. 1 At . a Roeed of 35 knots the Shenandoah will have a sae , cruising . capacity of 4iZ0 nautical miles with a IS per cent margin of extra radius. . Plans for using the Shenandoah call for helium gas inflation, re fttor to nrovide liv- Ine snace for : the crew,; use of "water recovery" - to compensate loss J of weight through consump tion of fuel and reduction or bal last by 3300 pounds. Vnmd'i iiroxlmitv to the unex plored area and to American bases was nointed out. : as wen as tne r9t that if l American territory. has some local facilities, and, has (Continued on page 3) THE WEATHER OREGON: Rain or snow Wednesday;- moderate southwest erly gales. LOCAL. WEATHER (Tuesday) j Maximum temperature 44. - Minimum temperature 37. - River, 2.3. ... Rainfall, .15 inch. Atmosphere, cloudy.- MEXICAN MM ffiilEGilS,lIISffiY REPORTS MAtCURATE Revolutionary Forces Have Begun Military Operations and March Upon Mexico City Continued Declares Message 60 Lose . Lives Many are Wounded or Captured. WASHINGTON, Dec. 25. Charges that President Obregon's ministry of war has been publishing inaccurate reports of the situation in Mexico were contained in private telegrams received here today outlining conditions from the standpoint of the Mexican revolutionary forces. Claude E. lngalls Is Sick With Diphtheria , , Claud E. lngalls J CORVAL&IS, Dec. 25. Claude E. lngalls Is not enjoying Christ mas this year. He has been strick en with diptheria and while not in a serious condition he is being carefully I looked after. Mr. lngalls Is postmaster at Cor- vallls but .in addition to that he is editor of the Gazette-Times 'a strong, paper. lngalls has always been a stalwart in politics, gener ally leaning backward in his de voton to the standpatters but he Is; always a forceful writer, al ways a hater of shams and always for good citizenship. Mrs. Geo. W. Thompson, living south of ; Salem", a sister of Mr. lngalls received a message by tel ephone at 7 o'clock last night stating that Mr. lngalls was much improved. : He is secretary of the Republic can State Central committee. GEORGE FAU( IS IFJ FATAL SPILL Salesman Well Known in Sa lem Dies in Portland FoU ' lowing Accident George L. Falk, 39, well known in Salem, but a salesman employed by Backus & Morris, in Portland, died in St. Vincents hospital yes terday mornine of injuries sus tained when he drove his motor cycle into the auto of Henry Wi nans on Corbett street Monday night at 10 , o'clock, and was thrown to the pavement. Falk's skull was fractnred. - Falk was on his way to Oswego to the home of his father-in-law to spend Christmas. ? Falk lived at 708 East Seventh street. '- FAMOUS KDITOR DEAD BRUNSWICK, Me., Dec. 25. Judge E. Chapman, former editor of the Youth's Companion; died here today. Hp wa3 70 years old. ELS SAY ; 1 "Obregon's minister of war. said a summary, "has nothing to up to date for example, regarding our absolute control of the states of Yacatan, whose ex-governor, Carillo Puerto, is in' prison; Cam peche. Qulntano Roo and Tabasco excepting in the city of, villa Ger mosa, located in the last named state. "General Cavazos and Payana, at the hea dot their cavalry have Incorporated their commands with forces and have already Initiated a campaign against the Imposition government. "The evacuation of Puebla- was ordered simply as strategic mea sure. This evacuation was carried out In good' order. "General Estrada has taken pos session of Yurecuro on the Guada lajara .Mexico .railroad iandcon-1 tlnnes aim advance on the capital. General Romulo Flgueroa with a column of 9,000 men well organ ized, continues his march against Mexico City. The consuls at Bremen, Co logne, Glasgow, Neuremberg, Frankfurt and Copenhagen ;l have communicated their adhesion l to the cause. The consul at Helize, British Honduras, embraced - the revolution three days ago. i Revolutionary forces in f ; Ta- maulpas have begun military oper ations and have cut : communica tions between Laredo and "Tarn- pico. ' General Manuel Chao - in Chihuahua at a point near Psrral, took several railway J trains' and will soon appear at the head of a large force composed of veteran? who formerly served under Gen eral Villa." , MEXICO CITY, Dec. 25. Gen eral Jose Domlnguez, commanding 600 federals has repulsed an at tack upon Santa Lucrecia, accord ing to reports here. Prior to the attack which was led by Genera Adelberto Laguenz, General Do mlnguez refused to join the rebels Of Laguenz 1000 followers 60 were killed and 130 wounded. Nu merous prisoners were taken by the federals. - " ' SAN t ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 25 neral Romuelo Flgueroa, who is marching from the state of Guerrero upon Mexico City, has captured the town of Puente Ixt la and is threatening . to march upon the city of Cuernavaca, cap ital of the state of Morelos, ac cording to Mexico City J press dis patches reaching San Antonio yes terday., " , General Arnuiro Gobez, chief of the military garrison in Mexico City, who left with a strong col umn to check the advance of Flgueroa. has arrived at Cuerna vaca and is preparing to -face the revolutionists. " Railroad traffic is suspended south of Cuernavaca since the tak ing "of Puente Ixtla by rebels. Coincident with the capture of Ixtla . General Flgueroa has ad dressed Governor Neri of Gaerero advising him to resign and, Jeaye the state with the understanding that; facilities woutd be granted him to leave safely,-together with his family and friends, Neri re fused, t Because of Neri's reply. General Flgueroa has announced that he would proceed to send a column to attack the - capital of Guerrero. , ' MEXICO CITY, Dec. .25.- President Ob'regon who departed today from Irapuato,' is expected to . reach the advanced positions in the vicinity of Ocotlan, Jenjamo Wednesday. ' - . The seneral federal otfensite against the rebellious force under Generals Enripue Estrad and Man (Continued on page 7) GIFTS STOLEN ; FROM MOTHER ARE REPLACED Charitable Salem v Women : Forestall Bleak Christmas :. for Small , Family A cheerless Christmas would have been the fate of one family of Salem yesterday had it not been for the Christmas spirit which proved itself Indomitable in spite of the workings of a light fingered person who robbed a mother- of her Christmas parcels Saturday while shopping for her little ones' Christmas. According to Miss Marian Wy- man, secretary of thef local YWCA the recent Statesman' story telling of the impending tragedy, waken ed the interest of a number of the women of the city who called the YWCA inquiring if the mother had been able to locate the three packages which ; had so curiously disappeared from the cupboard where she left them Saturday af ternoon for a few minutes while she went about on a few errands, Learning that they had "not been returned, and knowing the futility of such nope, Sunday morning after the" church hour, a small number of women of the First Congregational church contributed to a fund totaling $10 which was given to the mother in order that the gifts might be duplicated. Thanks to the kindness of' the benefactors, Monday saw the mother, radiantly happy, hasten ing through the shops purchasing the articles which made yesterday a real Christmas for her' small family. ' iueEi! Evidences of Xmas Cheer Here Were. Found Even . in '.'China Town" There was no part of Salem In which demonstrations of the Christmas spirit were not in evi dence yesterday. i Palatial homes displayed elab orately, decorated Christmas trees, and little cottages and . drab dwelling places on all the streets and throughout all the suburbs gave out signs of holiday " cheer. If you drove about and kept your eyesjopen, you saw scarcely a habitation in all Salem and throughout .its environs where there was no sign of the glad sea son. ' - , There is not much of a "China town" in Salem these days. There used to be. In the early eighties there were about 6 00 Chinese res idents of Salem, and they were gathered in large part along State street between Liberty and High; mostly on the north side of the street. That was . then called "China town." It was Salem's China town. But there is no section of the city ' now that may be bo termed distinctively for the few Chinese residents here perhaps less than 200 all told are . pretty well scattered over the city. Some of the families are in what are "known as the "best" residence districts; and the ' Chinese boys and girls are In the public schools -not dis tlnguished there from other chil dren." excepting perhaps in being more studious on the average than the others.' . , Cut what is left of the former squalidhess of the vanished China town - clings to some places on Ferry street between Liberty and High, and to High street near Ferry, and on the corner of Lib erty and Ferry, diagonally oppo site the Salem armory, there is a Chinese restaurant s what' Is known as a Chinese "noodle joint," from the fact that Chinese noodles are among the principal piece de resistance attractions. There shone forth in " this noodle - Paee yesterday and ) last night a well-lighted and more or less elaborately decorated Christ mas tree; just like thousands of others throughout the city. And so the patrons of that place enjoyed their noodles surround ed with the trappings, ot the good old Santa Claus time. In fact. there was sifted into their noodles the Christmas spirit as they satis fied ; their gustatry cravings with the : noodles concocted under the deft fingers of the Celestial' chefs. Though it is not- certain that -' Coattaued on page 7) CHRISTMAS TREES OOliS AGGIE ELEVEN DEFEATED BY III TEAM All-Star Aggregation Springs Surprise and Takes Cor vallis Men Into Camp By 14-9 Score SUMMER HEAT RETARDS 0REG0NIANS' PLAYING Visitors Draw First Blood and Cross Goal Early in Second Period (By Ti Associated Pru) . HONOLULU. Dec. 25. The Ha waiian all-stars composed ot mem bers of Honolulu football ' teams and of National guard players created a ' surprise here today by defeating the football eleven of the Oregon Agricultural college, 14 to 9. The ' heat affected the Oregon Ian8 but the all-stars consistently outplayed the : visitors except in line bucking. The Aggies scored first, making a touchdown In the second period. Gill carrying the ball over. PTice missed goal. The all-stars : rained the lead imme diately afterward, taking the ball down the field with a series of brilliant forward passes. Falk, former Utah Aggie, passed to Rod- ri-gues- for a touchdown. They kicked goal. ' . The Aggies again assumed the lead when Garber drop kicked 25 yards. The third period was scoreless, Oregon having recourse to punting game whenever in dan ger. ; , ' . The all-stars won in the fourth period . when Thompson blocked the Aggies' punt in the shadow of the Aggies goal post, Clarke of the all-stars receiving behind the line. Black converted the goal. The all-stars line, although vul nerable in; mid-field, was y? ada mant near their own; goal,; hold ing the Aggies to downs twice; once in the first period when Ty man of the Aggies intercepted an all-star pass "and raced 6 0 yards to the all-stars two yard line, Here Oregon , attempted to score In four plays, which were unavail ing. The all-star line i repeated this feat near the end of tne game "when the Aggies, fighting furiously ; for a winning score. were held to four downs. Scott, Lyman, Gill, Tebbs, Car penter, Bell and Price starred ior the Aggies. Maguire, Clark ana five members of the St. Marys college of Oakland, 1922 team, Black Murdock, Lane. Kauhane and Hoopi ' featured for the all- stars. .1 : -"' ' GREEK EX-PREMIER GIB TO Venizelos Will Comply; With Demand of People Voiced By Leaders . ; , " i ATHENS. Dec. 25. (By Asso ciated Press )s-Former Premier Eliptherio "Venizelos, in com pliance with the request of the Greek people as voiced by $he leaders of the variouapolitlcal par ties will return to Athena Immed iately.' Informing the government of his decision, Venselos however, clear ly points out that his return will be only temporary for the purpose of acting as a .guide and advisor in regulating the situation that under circumstances wilt he un dertake the formation of a cabi net.' He will take ship at Marseilles December 29, according . to , his nresent plans and he begs that there shall be no public reception The former premier explains that his decision to yield' to Che ap peal for his return to Greece was taken 'after mature reflection and that his only reason for coming for the time being ! to jhelp settle the complicated affairs kit the na tion. He maintains his previous resolve to keep out of the political arena-entirely. .. . v.... WHITE HOUSE VERY QUIETLY President and Mrs. Coolidge Held Typical New England Christmas; Attend Union Services METHODIST BISHOP SCORES C0PJTR0VERSY Alludes to Differences Be. tween Modernists and Fundamentalists WASHINGTON, Dec. 25.- The White House today had one of its most quiet Christmas days despite the presence -within it of two boys the first boys to call the White House their homs since the days of Charles Taf t and the Roose velt. . The president and Mrs. Coolidge and their two sons; John and Cal vin, Jr., who are home for the holi days, observed "a typical New Eng land Christmas. They, with their only guests, Mr. iand Mrs. Frank W. Stearns of BoBton, assembled after breakfast -around ' a small tree in the Blue room -and ex changed gifts in much the saine manner as, the average, American family. Then the family attended union - Christmas "setvice -of , the churches of the city at the First Congregational church where: the Coolidges worship. ' Visits Disabled Vets - -i. - - ! '- . - - Vv :".-:F Luncheon . . followed church. then a quiet afternoon and early in the evening enristmas dinner, vi ce only departure from the line fol lowed by thousands upon thou j- ands of American families in the celebration of the holidays w as af ter dinner when the eh.'ef cxe n- Hv and Mra. Cooldisre went io Walter Reed; military hospital to! join with disabled. former service! men in a Christmas entertainment. Bishop William F. McDowell of the Methodist , Episcopa 1 ch u : ch , delivered the sermon at the union services attended by the president and took occasion to allude to the controversy . now in progress be tween . the modernists and funda mentalists over matters of relis-1 ious belief, i A few years ago," Bishop Mc Dowell said, "the author of a wide ly read book said these words: 'One of the weaknesses of the church today is bluntly that Christians are not making enough of Jesus Christ,' and that sentence oddly enough is seized eagerly up on by two groups that do not agree with one another at all. The highly conservative group, always sure of its own orthodoxy just because it is conservative heartily approves the statement with many and loud affirmations about Jesus Christ and much assertion of what it thinks about him. Church Said in Hack ' "The other group, weary of re actionary conservation, gratefully accepts this statement as covering its own view of Jesus Christ; and not doctrines about Him that must now be empnasieea. Ana mere, before we know it, the doctrine de bate is pa, the violent phrases are rilling the air, shibboleths are be ing shouted, names are being call ed and men are being tested and classified; while the church wal lows in the ruck pt controversy. "This Christmas day finds us in danger of fighting about Him or about our interpretation of Him rather than 'making enough' . or Him." lt y Senator Watson of Indiana was an occupant of the presidential new. the resident and Mrs. Cool idge having extended an invitation to him to sit with them upon meet tag him at the church 'door., Sev erer cabinet, members who, re mained in Washington for the hol idays and Chief Justice Taf t also were in the congregation. AH In all the day was Jhe most complete Holiday Mr. jCooUdge has had since " he : became president He made only one visit to his office hand that was only for a few ;min utes early In the day before going out tor his customary morning walk, lie held o conference. ILODI BUTCHER DENIED GIFTS IN CALIFORNIA Prison Rule Bars Christmas Presents; Kels Still Hopes for Clemency SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Dec. 25. Hope springs eternal in the hu man breast, but it faded from the heart of Alex Kels, condemned Lodl murderer as the long shad ows of his last Christmas on earth fell across the forbidding walls of Folsom prison this "afternoon. His wife and 9-year-61d daughter spent an hour with him, but ' unlike Christmas day in other years there were no presents, for gifts are de nied condemned prisoners j by the prison rules. - - - Mrs. Kels returned to her home in Lodi late in the afternoon de termined to visit Governor Friend W. Richardson in an effort to ob tain clemency for her husband. The governor was silent, declining to comment on the proposed visit of Mrs. Kels, but , in view of his repeated statements. It Is not be lieved In capitol circles he will alter his position -by extending clemency to the Lodi - butcher. Mrs. H. B. Staples, sister of the condemned - man, ; continued to clin to, the hope that -he can be saved from the gallows. ' ; Mrs. Kells collapsed today after neighbors had brought gifts to her children and she had read a Christmas letter from ; her1 hus band. He is under sentence to hang January 4. s , Mrs. Kels was planning to make an effort to save her husband hy a personal appeal to the governor when she fell in a faint and was ordered removed to bed. r ini BE Playground Commission, Provided in Charter, to Be NamecTfor 1924 - A number of appointments are to be made by the mayor and the city council, or the mayor alone at the beginning ot the new year. One of these will be three mem bers for the children's playground board for which provision w made in the original city charter but which will be used the . com ing year for the first time. An appropriation for the maintenance of the playground is contained In the city budget approved hy ""the county tax supervising and con servation commission. This board will be composed of three members appointed by Mayor Giesy. ' The terms of three members of the library board expire Janu ary 1. They are Mrs. John W. Harbison, W. H. Burghardt and Dr. Roy Byrd. ; Those whose terms will not expire until January 1 1925, are D. W. Eyre, president of the board; A. A. Lee, and a H. Ohllnger. The three members arDointed last year whose term will expire January 1, 1926, are Henry Meyers. Mrs. Frank Spears and Dr. F. L. Utter. John J. Roberts Is chairman of the nark board and , he was ; not reappointed for the position the firat of last year . and has . been serving a hold-over appointment Miss Edith Haxard was appointed to succeed Mrs. a. uusn o the board, and her term will ex pire this year. Homer Braitn is the third member . ot the park board and his term of office ex pires January 1, 1925. , J Nehraska Minister Called To Methodist Church EUGENE, Or., Dee. 25. Dr. J S. Haas has been appointed pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church here, according to word re celved by Dr. S. A. Danford, su perintendent of the southern Ore gon district, from W. O. Shepard, Portland. : " - - Dr. Haas has been pastor of the Beatrice, Neb., church for the past six years. He Is a graduate of Ne braska Wesleyan and the Boston Theological seminary His church at Beatrice has a membership of over 1300. He is expected to ar rive la Eugene early; igr January. EES BHL APPOIED PACIFIC GIF VISITS CO.. 1C1S L. Six Lives Lost end Two V sels Sunk; Dam Roughly Estimated $200,000 in ficrthv.;:! TWO MEN ARE KILLED BY ELECTRIC V.;;. Fallen Power Linca A ' Toll Taken By High V.i. in Vashingtcn fiPlTTT.P TCnih Tien 2." Six lives . were r taken and dai roughly estimated tonight at 1 2 000 done - by "a ' tempest t hroiiffht Chrlatraaa dav 13 North Pacific ocean and VLz : of Washington and British Cc' bla adjacent to Puget Sound . Grays Harbor. A tug and a steamer figure the marine loss, while two cc miner craft were in deadly r from which one escaped anl f which the other seemed toni.:.l ,t be gaining its way, . .Many t boats ' - were ' blown about wrecked. The wind reached 80 ml" hour on Grays Hirbor, 45 n" Port Angeles on the soutli then strait" of Juan de Fl.c , miles at Tacoma and 66 nil Seattle.1 At Seattle and T; these velocities broke the i. kept by the United States ment. . The dead: - Michael Grozuoff, 13, ci cuted near here by fallen : wire. -.-: . - - - Gus , Quarnstrom, Aber J Wash., killed by current from f en electric power wire. Windows Broken Four unnamed members of Crew of the Canadian tuz 1 which was swept upon the roc! Pedder bay. near Victoria. B. on the north side of the strait. The other vessel wreckei , pounded to pieces and sunk s.1 dock near Lake Washington 1 When her crew apneared to t her out on the passenger ti! th fant RiflA of thfl la If ft tr -1 been her daily -task tor ten y they saw nothing but the flc:: . wreckage. - rupted but was generally rest: aunnK ine aiy.- rum every came reports of plate glass dows shattered, signs blown (! nd electric wires broken. I such a tragedy as that at Abcr. and Seattle, authorities, t i til i - iiannaa iikh iivnrninc sar - rM kp over the city, turned off the it lights In the dark hours just fore dawn; The storm on C Harbor 'was accompanied by L ning declared almost unprece J ed in that, region. Houses Smashed that owing to breakage In po lines the Chicago, Milwaukee Paul railway was forced to t plant its electric locomotives steam engines to keep traffic i ing. Two houses were wrecl. Steilacoom near Tacoma by fa' treem hnt tin nn war hurt. T wood driven by waves Era: two houses on the beach li city. The home of one fami'y 1 was unroofed, and as they i . bled out of it, one person was I by a falling rafter. ! Lightiii the building afire but the f: were soon put out. Operat: the Seattle-Tacoma interu. and of five street car lines in city were halted. The steamship Author wag r ing on to the rocks on the r. -locean when she managed to r her engines. At the laet ' from her she was making t miles an hour and was work!: shore. - - - Schooner Jfakcs Tc t The schooner Thistle Irt ; Angeles Jast night in tow cf steamer Jacox. The line r The Thistle spread her fl atter a slow fight of hours tr. back In Port Angeles Lartor t having spurned the ai 1 c ; . 'I 6ent to her assistanca.