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I SEVENTY-THIRD YEAR
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1924
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j Everything , at Willamette
Gymnasium Ready for
! Whistle From Referee
PLANNED FOR VISITORS
Only One Entry Is Team That
.- Participated1 in Event
v v0ne Year Ago " 1
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Pranklia Portland) 1921
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t i ; Everything is set fOT the whistle
ot Referee Coleman to open the
. eighth annual basket ball tour na
' ment tonight at 7: 30. on the Wil
i j lamette gymnasium f ldorV The
Initial contest ot the series will be
II played, between Independence and
Pilot Rock, to: eliminate the odd
I team from the. tournament After
j tonight's - game eight teams will
enter the preliminaries on an equal
j footing.. , i'
' " :' f f Campus All Agog - i
' ' The Willamette campus' is ago?
.with excitement in preparation for
thentertainment of the. nine
f teams, .which ;will be. the ; guests
' of the uniyersity- for three days.
1 1 The teams are to be entertained
' at. the fiTelocal fraternity houses.
l . The gymnasium floor, which is one
j ot the; finest, of lt kind In the
northwest, has been put. Into es
ceuent snape ior;.uie strenuous
play of the week, and- alt arranged
inenta baTe,. keen. mad to handle
, the large, crowd which' are ex
i pected to attend the tournament.
The entire north side of .the gym-
accommodation . of season, ticket
f I holders, while the students will
r occupy the bleachers on the south
I side. Special , sections have ajso
, been marked off for the rooters of
J nearby schools which hare . asked
' resenratlona. .
All Kntnrm in
With the selection, of St, Helens
to represent district J and Mc-
Uhm rni Af th nin teams which
ar ta enter the tournament Is
complete. The teams and. the dls-
ivtiviv wm.i. . -r r
District IJLa Grande; district 2.
Pilot Rock: district 3. Bend; dlsr-
A XfmA tnrA rifatrlct 5. NOrth
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7, Independence; district 8; Mc
MinnTille, and district 9, St, Hel
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Coaches and teams from Pilot
Rock, Bend, North Bend and Med-
ford had arrlted in town last nignt
and, will work out on tho Wlllam-
itm rVmniltllTn floor this ' mOIH
ette ermnaaluin floor this morn
IngT The other four teams are ex
pected to put In appearance early
; Jtoty.Three)' Playew Her
Sixty-three players compose the
nine teams that have been selected
to represent their respectiTe dts
tricts. The riTilege of playing in
the; tournament was wpn by-tbe4e
teams in. contests with over 135
hleh nehool teams of the state. tA
'A sigaiflcant,fact is that Medford
. is tjie only team represented whifh
participated 'in the play last year.
' Salem high, iwhich haa had S team
I in the, tournament every year np
to the present, .was eliminated. -by
, 'a technical ruling of -the . sUte
hoard ot control. " y:
The winner in tonignt s game,
together with the other ? seven
teams will be matched in the pre
liminaries which will be played
Ft-lda afternoon and night.. North
Bend will play AlcMinnvtlle, and
Eugene wui, meet di. ";"u
morrow afternoon. Friday night
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OREGON: ? . P a 1 r Thursday,
moderate northwesterly winds.
i r LOCAL WEATHER '
llaxlmum temperature, 64.
Minima nv temperature, it.
Rlrer, 2.1; falling.
Atmosphere, part cloudy, -Wind,
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Practical Steps for Welding of Oregon Fruit
f Interest Into One Cohesive Whole for Pro4
oiaie conference vaatnerea in roruana
PORTLAND, Ore., March 12. Practical steps for weld
ing Oregon, prune interests into one cohesive whole for profit
able marketing of the product and saving of the industry was
taken here today when a conference of growers of the state
gathered arid discussed ways and .means. .
; A motion prevailed that all get behind the reorganization
of : the; Oregon growers' association into the Oregon cooper
ative prune growers association that will handle the crop of
Oregon prune growers and market it to the best advantage.
The-next step is the organization of the prune growing
district. The first attempt will be made at Yamhill, Ore., to
morrow. - -:
Willamette Co-Eds Success
.fut Both Here and at
- Tacoma Last Night
; ; The Willamette women's debate
teams, scored , decisive victories
over the College, of. Puget Sound
women at both ends of a dual de
bate last night on the question:
"Resolved, That the French forces
of occupation should immediately
evacuate r,the Ruhr valley." Five
out of a possible six judges' deci
sions were secured by the Willa
Elaine Clower and Nadie Stray
er, upholding the affirmative of
the question-were victorious by a
unanimous decision on the home
platform . over i Dorothy Wallace
and Marlon, Gynn on the negative
for the northern school. At the
same time.. -Elaine Oberg and
Esther Moyer upholding the nega
tive for Willamette. won a 2 to 1
verdict over; the, Puget Sound af
firmative at Tacoma; .
On the jocal -platform the battle
was 'waged skillfully by both
teams. M43S Wallace . and. Miss
Gynn were very able speakers and
handled, their material In a clever
fashion. The weight Sf the strong
affirmative constructive case over
threw their contentions in. - the
mtpda. of the Judges, . however.
The affirmative based its case on
three major , points: That, the
French occupation ot the Ruhr
had been a financial failure; , that
France's designs were imperialis
tic rather than to collect repara
tions,, and finally that the Dawes
plan of payment of , reparations
should be substituted for occupa
tion. (Upon the establishment of
the latter polnt.the. debate hinged.
. The-Judges of the local debate
were J. C ; Nelson, principal , of
Salem high school; J. M. Devera,
attorney foe the state highway de
partment, and .Miss Mlrpafc Blair
of the state library. r
; The. Willamette negative team,
which Is now l. In ,, Tacoma, will
make the trip to Vancouver, B. C,
where it Is to meet the women of
the University of British Columbia
in the,' final debate of the,'year.
This debate- is being widely her
alded, at the Canadian university
as the , first local I International
women's debate. A . The . question
will be the. same as that used in
the debates with College ot Puget
Through Train Service Pos
sible Following Knocking
Out of Span
PORTLAND, Ore., March 12.
The Southern Pacific's Coos Bay
branch line, put out of commis
sion ; last Friday- night, 'was Te
opened for through train service
" The ' lumber, : carrying schooner
Martha . Buehner , knocked out a
span next -to -the' draw span and
made it .necessary to build a, tem
porary span on piling until - the
steel structure can be replaced. ,
The break was across an arm
of the' bay between v North Bend
and Marshtield, ' ' :
of Product Taken by
Silverton Pays Lavish Trib
ute to Albert Larson and
Leslie Goodier 4
SILVERTON, Ore., March 12.
Funerals-of-' Albert -Larson and
Leslie Goodierheld here today,
are believed -to have been the
largest ever held in Silverton. The
two young men, 21 and 19 years
old respectively, were instantly
killed when an airplane in which
they were flying crashed to the
earth here yesterday.
All business houses in the city
were closed between 2 and 3:30
o'clock, the period of the funerals.
At 3 o'clock an. airplane from
Portland circled over the city and
dropped three "flOrar vreaths at
the-. Silverton cemetery. ' On these
were inscribed "To a comrade of
the Oregon -Aviators." The air
plane returned to Portland with
, The funeral of Leslie Goodier
was held first, at the Jack & Eck
man chapeL The -chapel was
crowded, and hundreds were turned
away.rf Edwin T. Hamre read the
funeral, service of the Christian
Science church and interment was
In the Silverton cemetery. Goodier
Was a membet; of the Silverton
company of the Oregon national
guard.' and. the company was out
in a. body. Also the members1 of
the, Silverton high school class of
1922 ot which he was a member
attended in a body. He is survived
by, his father. Smith Goodfer, and
bis grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.
' -The Larson funeral was1 held at
St. Johns church at 3 o'clock, with
Rer. , IL: Rogen of i Monitor con
ducting1 '.the service. It is said
that the floral tributes were more
profuse than ever seen at a funeral
in . Silverton, Albert Larson was
born in . Seattle in 1903 lie .is
survived by two brothers, Eric and
Louis . Larson... and ' three sisters,
Mrs.. Gertrude Calhan of Los An
geles, Mrs- Bertha Andahl of Se
attle and. Miss Ella Larson ot Sil
verton.' Interment was in the
Miller cemetery. , , - . ,
Marion Bankers Postpone
Election Until April 9
- Completing the'. first 12 months
of its organization the "Marion
County Bankers,: association met
last night for the regular meeting
at' the Gray Belle. Dinner, was
followed by a business , meeting
but the election of of fleers, '.which
was scheduled for this meeting,
was 'postponed because . of the
small attendance of member bank
era, T. B. Kay, former state trea
surer and a member of the state
legislature, was a speaker, at the
meeting last night.
i The membership of the associa
tion includes, every one of the 24
banks In Marion county. Joseph
Keber of Mt Angel is president
and Joseph if. Albert or the First
National bank of Salem i Is secre
tary. ''The next: meeting will be
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The senate ordered an Inquiry
into the administration of. the
bureau ot internal revenue.
Former Senator W. S. Kenyon
of Iowa, it was disclosed, is under
consideration for secretary of the
navy, , .
House leaders refused to bring
up the resolution providing for a
25 pr cent cut in taxes .this yer.
The senate paugherty investi
gating committee oipned its bear
ing with Roxie SUnson of Colura-
I bus; Ohio, as the first wllnsa.
The, house ways and means
committee made public Its plans
for insurance policies as a feature
of the bonus bill.
, Secretary Mellon told thp spn
ate finance committee that the
revenue bill pasae"y the nous..
must be revised to prevent trea
The army appropriation bill w.s
reported to the house carrying
1326,224,993 and calling for the
maintenance of the army for an
other year at its present strength,
Congressional investigations of
bribery rumors affecting members
of congress was ordered by the
bouKe, with Representative Bur
ton,, republican, ObJo, as head of
the investigating cHnmittee.
Edward P. McLean told the oil
committee his assertion that he
had loaped Albert IJ. fall $100.
00ft in. casn wfli made at Fall's
request, adding that ho had no
Interest in the Sinclair and Do
heny oil companies.
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Former Senator' From Iowa
! Will Give President
1 Answer Today.
WASHINGTON, March 12.
William S. Kenyon, former sena
tor from Iowa and now a federal
circuit judge, has been offered
the naval secretaryship by Presi
dent Coolidge. He will give his
answer to the president probably
j Considered first for the post of
attorney general In event of re
tirement of Harry M. Daughertyy I
Judge Kenyon. was asked to come
to Washington, and .arriving last
night, went direct - to , the .White
House. During a. two, hour 'con
ference with Mr. Coolidge he was
tendered "the 'navy, appointment
and is. understood ;to have asked
that he be given, until tomorrow
to decide. -j
He refused to discuss the mat
j LONGWIEW, Wash., March 12.
The body of Mrs., Emma Deere
aged r?oman who mysteriously
disappeared last August, was dis
covered today under a pile of logs
about 50 feet .from the road near
I NEW YORK, March 12. Es
tablishment of a banking credit of
not less than $100,000,000 In fa
vor of the Bank of France has
( In answer to an inquiry of the
writer of the Slogan pages of The
Statesman, information was receiv
ed at this office yesterday after
noon that the King's Food Pro
ducts company will be in the mar
ket for strlngless beans this year.
What tonuage is not yet known, as
President Clark of . the company
is in the east, but announcement
as to requirements in the matter
of quality will be given out soon.
, It was. given out at the same
time that the Salem plant, both
canning and dehydrating, will be
fully operated the. coming season
aiK it is to be presumed that
this will be true also of the plant
at The Dalles.
This will be heartening news to
a large number of people, especial
ly to hundreds of men on the land
in the Salem district.
There are rumors that there
will be some enlargements in the
cannery plants In Salem for 1924
run, and, there Is a, prospect that
the West Salem; dryer will have
cannery machinery and equipment
added. v .
KENYON IS OFFER
Divorced Wife of Attorney
General's Confidante, J.
W. Smith, Tells of Sup
posed Intrigues.; .
PRIZE FIGHT PICTURES
REPUTED MONEY MAKER
Roxie Stinson . Gives Story
Composed of Inferences
WASHINGTON. March 12.--Vith
an amazing tale, replete with
insinuations, inferences and char
ges, the senate committee investi
gation of Attorney General Daugh
erty got under way today.
Roxie Stinson of Columbus,
Ohio, divorced wife of Jesse W.
Smith of Washington courthouse,
confidante of the attorney general
who committed suicide in the lat
ter's apartments her a year ago
was the only witness., . . .
Motion Picture involved
From ljebjind the crumpled, folds
of a tear soaked handkerchief she
told a sensational story that rang
ed from stock transactions to mo
tion pictures ot tbe Carpentier
Dempsey fight, all of which she
insisted were connected with prof
Its for her late husband and the
Specifically, Miss Stinson testi
fied thau Smith had given her 25
shares of White Motors stock,
which was a part of what "they"
had obtained without any cost;
that.. Smithtold her we" looked
forward, to profits approximating
$130,000 if it could be arranged
to- exhibit the motion pictures of
the Carpentier-Dempsey : fight;
Rhat .Smith had eoute into jpoeses
I sum oi. an. amuum oi me block
of the Pure Oil company of Ohio
and that Smith, proprietor of a
small town, store in. Ohio, worth
approximately $175,000 when he
came, to, Washington in 1921, soon
increased his fortune to approxi
mately $250,000. . .
"We", and f.Tiey" Did. It
-' All this. Miss Stinson said was
done by "we'!, and 'they and she
persisted that, the second man ot
tha.combinatlon always was Attor
ney General, Daugher ty, because,
she declared, la all their confi
dences Smith never A meant any
body elan, and that furthermore
when , he did, he mentioned the
person specifically by name.
Having .gone two nights with
out sleep. she said she had exacted
a promise from Senator, Wheeler,
democrat, .Montana, , the commit
tee's, prosecutor, to keep her on
the stand only, an hour today. She
will return and finish her story
if . possible , tomorrow. She was
just getting down to questioning
about 'a mysterious green house
on K street," when the committee
let her off.
Senator Wheeler had a row with
Paul Hpwland, Mr. Daugherty's
chief counsel; sparks flew from
both sides of the. table, and Sen
ator Wheeler launched into a fus
illade of questioning in which the
questions and answers flew so fast
and covered so wide a ground, that
a roomful of veteran newspaper
correspondents couldn't keep up
with tbe proceedings.
To Have Papers Today
Smith told her, Miss Stinson said
of many transactions in which Mr.
Daugherty's nawie was not men
tioned specifically. She profe3sed
inability to state from whom or I
tor what service stock, was receiv
ed, but promised tomorrow upon
arrival of papers from Ohio, to
support her testimony with docu
mentary evidence. The committee
also subpoenaed Columbus stock
brokers' records and teiegranjs to
and from Smith. , !
When Mr. Howland sought to
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M. R. Mathews, has been
running a small want ad. in
' the Statesman for . the last
four .days and during this
time he has secured 3. Jobs
directly through this adver
tising, one for $37, one for
$75 and one for $35, making
a total $147. He states that
' b "Is "now : thoroughly con-f
vlnced that Statesman ads.
bring big returns and is go
ing to use them all the time.
This Is only one ot the
many reports that come to
1 the attention of the States-
man ' daily of results ob-
tained through advertising.
MAYOR BAKER MUNCHES!
CAMPAIGN FOR SENATOR a!
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Eldon Hutchinson Gives Self
Up to Authorities in
PENDLETON. Or. March 12
Eldon HuVjhinson. altered slaver
Of his wife, Olive Hutchinson, at
their home in Kelso, Wash., on
the morning of February 4, whose
arrest was caused today when he
was caught on the ranch of his
father, E. E. Hutchinson, near
Pilot Rock, Or., spent the day in
the county jail here waiting for
Officers from Kelso to rorne for
, He admitted to T. S. Buffing
ton, deputy sheriff, and Price Re-
cob, federal officer, that he killed
bis wife and claims that he was
nnder the influence of a "spell"
at the time that caused him to be
only partly cognizant of what he
was doing, Jthe officers declared.
BEND, dr., March 12. In his
flight from the law, Eldon Hutch
inBon, alleged slayer of hiH wife
at Kelso, Wash., performed a feat
believed to never have been equal
led before when he crossed the
McKenzie pass of the Cascade
mountains from Eugene in a sin
gle day in the dead of winter.
Giving the name of Allen Carl
ton, the same as that under which
he secured employment with R. C.
Andru8, Deschutes county rancher,
Hutchinson reached Bend on Feb
ruary 15. He said that he was
from California and that he was in
search of a brother whom he be
lieved to be somewhere in central
Today's developments at Pilot
Rock and information secured
from Andrus established clearly
the identity of the mountaineer as
that of the alleged murderer.
Eldon Hutchinson, or Allen
Carlton as he called himself while
in Deschutes county, was employ
ed by R. . C. Andrus on his ranch
near Redmond for about 20 days,
leaving Monday of this week for
A short time after he went to
work he began telling Andrus
about something that was troubl
ing him, and hinting that he had
committed some desperate act. He
Spent much of his spare time read
ing the Bible and talked about re
ligion. Finally Hutchinson said he.
j-ould have to go to Pendleton on
business. Andrus needed him on
the, ranch and tried- to persuade
him to stay until he could get an
other man, but Hutchinson left on
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17 YEflB OLD BOY
IS FOUND GUILTY
Jury in.Lane County Returns
EUGENE. Ore., March 12
The circuit court jury tonight at
ten o'clock returned a verdict of
manslaughter in the trial of James
Palmer, 17, of Cottage Grove, In
dicted on a charge of murder in
the second degree, in slaying
Ralph Lammers, 20, also of that
place, on the night of January 10.
Lammers was Ktabbed to death
by Palmer after a quarrel between
the two. Palmer had called Lam
mers a vile name, according to the
testimony, and Lammers chal
lenged him to fight but he re
fused. Later, as Palmer was
walking to his home south of
Cottage Grove. Lammers and a
companion overtook him in an
automobile, it was stated by wit
nesses, and Lammers attacked
him. Palmer defended himself
with a pocket knife and stabbed
his assailant several times in tbe
breast. Lammers died several
hours later. Self defense was
Palmer's plea at tbe trial.
Salem and West Side Firms
Consolidate Imlah and
Consolidation of the West Side
Gravel company and- the Salem
Sand & Gravel company is under
way.' There will be no changes, in
the policies", of either company,
the only difference in the opera
tion of either to be the retirement
of James Imlah and David Pugh.
of the West Side Gravel company.
Offices will be. retained on, the
west side and the plant operated
as in the past; "All employes will
Though the merger is effected
it will not mean that the Salem
Sand & Gravel company will have
a monopoly upon the business, for
the Oregon Gravel company, will
remain a competitor.
Owners of . the Salem Sand &
Gravel company are the Spanlding
interests, Joseph - H. Albert , and
Paul B.: Wallace, i The consolida
tion deal is heing handled by W.
H. Orabenhorst ic Co., Salem real
estate 'firm, t
SID ID GOMEL
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ffeed Seen for Legislation to?
i Develop Oreoon Stand
' Taken for Law Enforce.
ment, Restricted Jmmisra; i
tion and Soldier,: Welfare j
Mayor George Xf Baker of
Portland' launched his active'
carhpaign as i& .cOndidate for ;
the Republican nomination! for ;
the Unitpd States senate in an
address at the Grand theatre!
last : night. ; ' The mayor.-ex I
plained that he chose , Salem
as 'the place to fire his open-
; ing guns because it is the cap-
itai of the; fap$z.L::Zr't
The -lower floor and balcony of
i the theater were practically filled
by -theaudlenee thar;heard"Ur;4
t crowded, and ome were eated li
; the gallery. , To Judge from the
applause accorded the speaker, it
. was np a Baker audience. While
mayor;a address dealt, mainly ,
; with .the heed lot' Oregon, in the
I way of national legislation, he was '
' flren.v applause that, . really; ; ap-'
i proached enrhus'iasm'when'be an-
nounced- his stand on the auhjects
I of xninnigratlon; and care of ex-V
Mayor Baker made no personal
'. references -to hU opponents. "' Jfe .
f did this ImpUedly however In'
i branding some of the present ac
tivity at Washington' as ?'pre-elec-f
tion flurry." II contrasted Ore
, goa with .Idaho, f Washington! aa'd .
. California which, he averred, had .
far outstripped Oregon inpfocur-.-
ing needed legislation. ' ; t " '
t iWhlle discusslnaf. Oreton devel-
i opn.nt Mr. Baker; mentioned - at :
some length the flax Industry de-
daring- that instead of 4000 acres
Marion. epunty. should! yield-150.-
000j acres ot .flax,uaJ)et m :the -r
world, which, he eald. -woniA
make the population of the connty
nw.er wjnntwav.or aii thtf mt
of the . state, (combinL l? r
. j vo tuujwii oi stale oe..
, veflopment,' Mr. .- Baker dwelt ai
dme: length oa lawfenforcament
declaring . himself . tfmnri i. ..
vor of prohibition. Questions nolA
touched upon in, hia address, hi
promised to, take up na tholcnnf.
paign progresses. ; He f said he t
would, discuss. ; jhe creatlonrf .
federal departmnt of education to 1
assist- "Jn the great task of Am
organizing our great alien ponn. -laWon
the qnesUon. of creating-'
a department of mines mA mt I
ils, and the adontinn -nr is
for protection., of Oregon Indus- '
tries and products,,; ,
Prior to ,the, address the Royal 5
ROBarian flnartef of Portland sang 1
several selection and wa 5vigor- ,
ously applauded. ' J -
Mayor Baker's adtrooa' VAifs:
la full: v . r-f r-i--tv v..-.f v -'
In opening' my Campaign' for
the republican, norainaton, - for
tnited states senator from Oregon
I wish to. lay before the good peo
ple assembled here tonight' a gen
eral outline of my plans, .purposes
and bellers.' It win W Impossible
to deal fully witi,1 eVery. subject
and Issue that, wU.be a part of the
.-..(,U.ul uunng.ine .course
of the next itwo . months, subjects I
which majr be somewhat slighted .
tonight wli he gone into; fnny.?
My purpose in the, campaign. Ja f
not tdmake any Statement orVn i
i promise that I do not believe can - i
be fulfilled or accomplished,,; Idle! f
promises for . the purpose ;of oh-
talning votes is one "of ; the curses
of our present political system and ;
the candidate who deliberately
makes promises he knows he can- t
not fulfill or whomakei etate--ments
that do ' not 'coincide wlth, '
his attitude and his' actions in the .
past, should be eliminated befora
he starts. And the man who! fails
to fulfill his pledges to the. public
after election should be recalled. ;.
Idle ; promlsei'l or Inslncer; aUte
ments are;-the "most abominable
sort "of hypocracy. " "s '
The foundation of wtny platform,
is to be the upbuilding ot Oregon. '
I : believe: in Oregon . and I ;know;
Oregon,' and .... tan' tea the Jposak '
bilities, and I can see the past ne
gleet With the United States sen
atorf from Oregon . rests j great
deal as far as state, developments
Is concerned, I shall contend and
shall endeavor to prove during the
course of this campaign that Ore- w
gan haa no$ received ' "what has ,
been due Oregon front the federal,
government, .due to the fact that
Oregon has not fonght for herself.,
at the proper tlnre and In the prop
er place and . !n:: tha proper njanl4'"
ner.. - A--- ,:t:- r -
'.v I. shall contend that while Idaho "
and California! and Washington .
and our other sister states-hava'-been'
forging ahead, obtaining con'
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