The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 19, 1924, Page 1, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

; Worthy goods are the only
ones that can - successfully
stand trial at the high court of
public opinion. !r ,
' : It's a good habit to read the
advertisements. - It's a profit
able habit, too. :-" .".
f ;
.Mellon and Weeks Sum
moned : to Appear. Before
V Committee Daugherty
: Issues Statement 1 ' 1
Liquor-Latteries and Motion
' Picture Films Thread Way
, f Through Testimony
. WASHINGTON; March 18.
.Threading its war through a be
wildering maze o - charges and
suspicions, , the .genate,. committee
Investigating Attorney General
Daugherty today heard testimony
about deals in liquor lotteries,
and i motion picture films;- sub
; poenaed two : cabinet officers to
appear before It. and was .rebuk
'ed again by Mr. Daugherty for the
; character, of the evidence It has
admitted to its official records.;
The principal witness of the day,
William A. Orr, o( New York In
part confirmed and in part denied
the' story oil 7 previous witnesses
about an arrangement to exhibit
the Dempsey-Carpentier fight pic
tures without prosecution, y. He
then contributed another thrillv
to the committee's long list of sen
sational episodes by admitting
that he had paid at least $6000
collected from various drug com
panies, to Howard Mannington, a
friend of the attorney general for
the purpose of keeping certain fi
quor cases 'out of court."
Secretaries Summoned .
.. .
fU The two cabinet officers sum
moned to testify were Secretaries
Mellon of the treasury and Weeks
of the War Department. , :' They
will be asked about various state
ments made In previous testimony,
but their testimony is expected to
deal largely with liquor permits,
handled through the treasury and
with the Standard Aircraft cascf in
connection with which Gaston B.
Means has testified that he I re
ceived 1100,000 for Jess Smith.
. Along wtlh the two members of
the cabinet, the ' committee I sub
poenaed several other officials and
former officials of high rank.
They Included Prohibition Com
missioner Haynes, . Commissioner
Blair of the Internal revenue
bureau; Elmer Dover, former as
sistant -secretary of the treasury;
Assistant! Attorneys General John
W. H. Crim and HenryjW. Ander
son; H. H. Votaw, prison commis-
, sioner and brother-in-law of the
late President Harding and
James A. Finclu. pardon attorney
in the justice department, n
Tonight committee members
were considering how they, might
be able to bring Mannington be
fore them. ; He is understood to
be in Paris, connected in some
capacity with Charles G. Dawes,
and it Is possible that the state de
partment may he, asked to help in
summoning him to Washington.
A In addition. Secretary Hughes
; and Postmaster, General New, who
have issued statements about their
presence at the' house here of Ed
ward B. McLean when the prize
fight pictures were shown, may
be expected to come before the
( committee to explain .conflicting
stories as to just who made up
the' company that night, ;
Mr. Daugherty's attack on his
accusers tonight took the form of
' long statement in which he re
viewed the activities i of , his do-
partment and declared that noth
ing had been produced so
;, fore the committee bearing on the
department's efficiency, v
"The testimony as revealed : in
the hearings," he said, ''has con
sisted of rumors, gossip and un
reliable hearsay1 evidence emanat
, ing from tainted sources." ;
A friend of Mr., Daugherty of
long standing, Mannington served
' In the campaign headquarters in
. Marion during the 1920 campaign
and after the inauguration in the
following March came to Washing-
... ton. :.yrr'i ,",.:"
OREGON-Unsettled , Wednes
day; probably snow -flurries
and colder east portion, fresh
northwesterly winds.
V. 1 (Tuesday) Jv
Maximum, 60, '
Minimum, 33. "...
River, 1.4, Stationary. y
Rain, None. - - "
' Atmosphere. Clear, .
Wind, South, West,
The house passed the soldier
bonus bill, 355 to 54.
The senate confirmed the nom
ination, of Curtis D. Wilbur to
be secretary of the navy.
The navy department announc
ed a program of strict economy for
future administration of naval oil
Attorney. General. Daugherty
issued another statement summing
up his activities in the department
of justice.
"President Coolidge decided to
ask the agricultural credit corpor
ation to assist northwestern wheat
growers to diversify their crops.
The department of agriculture
said the agricultural outlook for
this year" Indicated that farmers
were undertaking a' normal pro
duction program.
Arbitration treaties between the
United States and 16 other Ameri
can nations were favorably report
ed by the senate foreign relations
t The senate approved a consti
tutional amendment which would
have newly elected congressmen
and presidents take office in Janu
ary following their election.
Oil, Daugherty and related sub
jects were debated in a senate
flare-up with Senator Borah, re
publican, Idaho, sounding a warn
ing against abandonment of legis
lative duties for "grand jury" pro
ceedings. The senate oil committee went
into details of transactions In oil
stocks in obtaining from an ex
pert accountant's reports of such
by Attorney General Daugherty
and members of the senate and
house. '
The -Daugherty -committee ex
amined Will A. Orr, former pri
vate secretary to former Governor
Whitman of New York, chiefly in
relation to prize fight films and
whiskey withdrawals; heard Maco
Stewart, a Texas attorney, charge
allure to prosecute lotteries, and
summoned Secretaries Mellon and
Weeks to Inquire Into the machin
ery of .coming, confidential infor
mation between the departments.
ar Runs Into Aged Pioneer
- As She Stands on Down
town Walk
PORTLAND, Or., March 18.
Mrs. Jeanette Goodman, 83, resi
dent of Oregon lor 60 years, was
struck down by an automobile
here today suffering injuries
which it was feared, might proved
fatal. .The drirer of the automo
bile fled after the accident. '
Police were, searching for Rev.
Cassien Kiebauer, pastor of the
German Catholic church here, in
order t6 question him; as witness
es of the accident said that the
car which struck. Mrs. Goodman
bore the license number of a ma
chine registered under his name.
Mrs. Goodman was standing on
the sidewalk in the business dis
trict when the automobile, appar
ently out of control, , leaped the
curb and Btruck her. The driver
swerved back Into the street and
left the scene without stopping.
L Mrs. Goodman is the mother Of
Jules Eckert Goodman, playwright
and Dr. T. Goodman, of New York.
Trial of Scroggin in Federa
Court Nears . tndld .
, Charges Made
PORTLAND. Or., March 18.
The case of S. L. Scroggin, the
Sheridan banker, who has been on
trial In federal court here, was
given to. the jury late-; today,
Scroggin is under two indictments
totaling 18 counts, returned by the
federal grand jury Involving con
duct of the First National bank at
Sheridan and tie returns filed by
this concern with the government.
C The verdict if the Jury agrees,
will not be "returned until court
opens tomorrow morning as; the
court instructed, the jurors that 1
they reached a verdict they' might
return H scaled and bo dismissed.
snni ma s
Three -Round - the - World
Army Airplanes Land at
Lane County City During
Early Afternoon
. 8
Banquet,; Given:: for Army
Fliers Last NigmN-North-ern
Fleet to Be Escort
EUGENE, Or March : 18.
Three of the round-the-world army
airplanes landed atthe Eugene
aviation field this afternoon. No.
1 piloted by Major Frederick L.
Martin, fleet commander, made
the field at 3:57 and No.-2 with
Lieutenant Lowell Smith in com
mand, landed at 4 o'clock. The
third plane In command of Lien
tenant Leigh Wade which made
a forced landing at Cottonwood,
Cal.. early this afternoon, took
the air again and landed at the
Eugene field at 5:23 this after
noon. No word had been receiv
ed from Lieutenant Erik Nelson
who was detained at Santa Mon
ica. The schedule provides ffcr the
planes to hop off lor the north to
morrow morning at 9:30 stopping
at Vancouver Barracks for lunch
at noon..,
Plans Altered
Before the arrival of Lieuten
ant Wade Major Martin stated
that if the third plane did not ar?
rive tonight that other plans might
be considered before starting
again. With the coming of the
third plane the original plan of
hopping off in the morning will
be followed, it was stated. .
Word of the change in plans
whereby the planes would land at
Eugene instead of Portland was
received here this , morning and
immediately a plan of welcome to
the world fliers was started. City
officials and a band were at the
aviation field when the two planes
came in Irom the 650 mile flight
from the south, A banquet for the
army fliers was held this evening
att 6 o'clock. '
Fine weather prevailed on the
flight from Sacramento, although
a rather stiff, north wind was fac
ed on the, latter stages of the trip,
the major said. Gas and oil for
the planes was rushed to the avia
tion Held this morning on the re
ceipt ot the wire that Eugene in
stead pf the army field at Van
couver Barracks, Wash, at the last
minute had been selected as the
stopping place tonight.
Shortly before the arrival of the
world fliers here a fleet of three
army planes from Vancouver Bar
racks landed at the Eugene field
to greet the north bound planes.
Machines Guarded
The three Douglas planes used
by the air pilots will remain at
the aviation field tonight. Me
chanics are at work inspecting
the ships and making them ready
for the contemplated trip tomor
row. The three planes are parked
In the open and a guard of four
men has been provided by the city
to keep watch on- the ships during
the night.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 18.
On receipt of word here from
Vancouver, Wash., where tho
three world cruisers will stop at
noon after hopping off from Eu
gene early tomorrow morning, an
airplane bearing Lieutenant Theo
dore J. Koenig, commandant of
Sand Point aviation field and coun
ty. commissioner William A.
Gaines, 'will leave for the south to
meet the American around the
world aviators. This plane will
act as part of the aerial escort to
Seattle where the fliers will prob
ably land about 3:30 p. m.
Piano Exhibit Planned
Final plans for an aerial exhi
bition to be held at the stadium
of the University of Washington in
honor of the globe aviators will be
made at a meeting tomorrow.' An
other feature of the program ten
tatively arranged -will be an ex
hibit inside the stadium gates by
students of tho Reserve Officers
training corps, air service unit of
the university; The j exhibit will
Include various types of engines,
airplanes, aerial machine guns and
Prize Fights, Telegrams lt
Cetera Draw Forth Flood
of Oratory '
WASHINGTON, March 18.-
The senate heard another, fanfare
of oratory today, running the
scale of ail the disclosures of its
investigators, and then listened to
a solemn warning that the people
tack home soon may demand that
congress forego its grand , jury
pursuits and address itself to a
program of constructive ; legisla
tion. .. " . f
The Coolidge-McLcan telegrams,
the Dempsey-Carpentier. . fight
films, Roxie Stinson and Secretary
Fall '8 troublesome $100,000 all
played their parts In a renewed dis
cussion ot the oil and Daugherty
inquiries, launched from the Dem
ocratic side of the chamber y
Senators Neely of West Virginia,
Caraway of Arkansas and Hefljn
of Alabama. 1
The warning was sounded by
Senator Borah, Republcian, Idaho.
Addressing not only the Democrats
but the senators on bis own side,
the Idaho leader predicted that
unless the present "objectless pro
gram" gave way to more positive
remedial measures, the session
would end without tax legislation
and with otiier important duties
but half performed.
Commissioner Becomes As
pirant for Office of Mar- I
ion County Judge
J. T. Hunt, now serving his sec
ond term fes county commissioner,
yesterday announced himself as a
candidate for nomination for
county judge in " the - Republican
primary May 16. - ... ,
MrHunt Is the third "to an
nounce himself as a candidate for
the Republican nomination. Frank
T. Wiightman, deputy sher
iff In the tax collection depart
ment of the sheriff's office, and
J. F. Jones, having previously fil
ed their declaration of candidacy.
W. H. Downing, incumbent, ap
pointed by Governor Walter M.
Pierce, to fill the unexpired term
of W. M. Bushey, has filed as a
candidate for the Democratic nom
ination. Mr. Hunt is completing his sec
ond term as county commissioner
having served ; more than seven
rears in that capacity. Part of
the work which has been handled
by the county court during Mr.
Hunt's term of office is the con
struction of the Marion-Polk
county bridge over the Willamette
river. Four years of the five-year
paving program has been complet
ed during Mr. Hunt's term. The
fifth year will see the completion
of more than 25 miles ot paving In
addition to the mileage planned for
when the bonds were voted in the
first place.
In filing his declaration of can
didacy yesterday Mr. Hunt issued
the following statement:
"In filing as candidate for
county Judge in the Republican
primary, I have yielded to the ear
nest solicitation of many friends
in jSalem and throughout the coun
ty. If elected judge of Marion
county I will endeavor to perform
the duties of the office with im
partial justice to all and will try
to give tho same faithful and ef
ficient service as judge as I have
endeavored to give as commis
sioner in the pagt. I atn,deeply in
terested hi good roads and the
welfare of Marion county in gen
eral and if elected judge will era
deavor to give the people t
strict business administration
with fair and impartial treat
ment to all."
01" TO EI
Final Scene in Serro Comedy
to be btaged loday in
Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, March 18 The
final scene In the serro-comedy,
'I don't know and I can't remem
ber" is expected to be played here
tomorrow with the alleged villain
exonerated and the remainder of
the company more or less satisfied
when Horace A. Greer appears on
the charge of having shot Court-
land S. Dines, Denver oil operator.
The curtain first went ttp on
New Year's night, showing a party
in Dines' apartment. . Off stage.
(Continued on page 2
Above, O. P. Hoff, Oregon state
treasurer, who died yesterday, and
below, Jefferson Myers, appointed
to succeed him.
John Porter Announces That
He Will Be Candidate for
John Porter, mayor of Silverton,
will be a candidate for county
commissioner in , the coming
primary, May 16. Mr. Porter has
not yet filed his declaration of
candidacy but said yesterday that
he iiad definitely made un his
mind to seek the nomination.
Ed Jory has already filed his
declaration of candidacy for, the
nomination. The decision of J. T.
Hunt, who is now county commis
sioner, to enter the race for the
Republican nomination for county
judge, is expected to bring out a
number of other candidates for the
commissioner's post.
Rides 155 Winners M New
Orleans Track During
93-Day Season
NEW ORLEANS, March 18.
Ivan Tarke, youthful turf sensa
tion, was en route to his home in
Delco, Idaho, tonight with one
ambition gratified. Before the 93
days of racing began .here Thanks
giving day he expressed a desire
to win the first and last events of
the season's program. Jle did it,
piloting Smart Guy to victory in
the first race and winning tho las
race on Lord Wrack.
The boy rode 155 winners on
the New Orleans tracks this sea
son,' the largest number ever pilot
ed by any jockey at any meeting
in this country. He won the 1923
American riding championship and
since January 1, has been first to
the wire on 105 mounts giving him
a huge advantage over his nearest
rivals for 1924 honors. He now
is headed home to spend two
weeks on his parents' ranch.
No one knows exactly how much
Parke earned 'this winter, but it
is estimated at close to 140,000
A step toward adding another
amendment to the constitution was
taken today when the senate, 6
to 7 adopted a joint resolution to
have the president inaugurated the
third Monday in January and new
congressmen go into office the
first Monday in' January' after
, , .
t itSi
It l VvA
IBM wm
For First -Time fn. History of
State Board of Control
Democratic Majority Rules
Frank Sever Resigns An-
other Election Contest
Looms This Year
O. P. Hoff, state treasurer of
Oregon, died In - Emmanuel hos
pital, Portland, at 7:40 o'clock a
m. yesterday after an illness ot
many months.
Immediately upon information
of Mr. Hoff's death reaching Sa
lem, Governor Pierce announced
the appointment of Jefferson
Myers of Portland as state treas
urer to succeed Mr. Hoff. He will
take charge of the state treasury
today. Cj
Mr. Hoff had been ill for about
two years and had not been at
his office for nearly a year. In
the last four or five months his
illness had become acute and was
pronounced cancer.
Held Labor Office
Mr. Hoff had held office In Ore
gon for 21 years. In 1903 he
was elected state labor commis
sioner and held that office con
tinuously for 15 years by succes
sive elections. In 1918 he was
elected state treasurer and was
re-elected in 1922. He was born
in Norway May 17, 1863, and came
to the United States by way of
Quebec when he was 17 years old
He settled at MHwaukie, Wis., and
attended night school' to learn the
English language. He had read In
Norwegian the life of Lincoln, and
he made this his text-book in his
study of English.
Goes fo Alaska
For a time Mr. Hoff followed
the lumber business. About the
year 1880 he came to the Pacific
coast and later went to Alaska.
From Alaska he returned south to
California and worked for a time
as a carpenter in San Francisco
and for about a year as a prospec
tor. Later he came to Oregon, and
settled at Eugene, where, in 1888,
he was married to Miss Alice Par
sons, daughter of Ellis' C. Parsons,
a pioneer merchant. During his
early days in Oregon he worked
on a farm and then for some years
was in the employ of the Southern
Pacific company.
Wife and Son Left
Mr. Hoff is survived by his
widow .. and one son, Norlyn P
Hoff. A daughter died at the age
of 5 years. Funeral arrangements
have not been completed, and yes
terday there was uncertainty
whether the interment would be
in Portland, or in Eugene where
the child was buried.
Mr. Myers, who was appointed
successor to Mr. Hoff, was sworn
in at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon in the office of Governor
Pierce, Justice George H. Burnett
of the supreme court, a friend of
many years, administering the
oath of office. Mr. Myers imme
diately set about making arrange
ments tp file his bond, which will
be in the amount of $350,000
and under the law could not open
the treasurer's office for business
until this was1 done. It could not
be completed in time to open the
office yesterdays but presumably
the office will be open early today
at the usual hour.
Sever Resigns Post.
Frank Sever, who has been dep
uty Btate treasurer under Mr. Hoff
handed his resignation to Mr
Myers1. This was not for political
reasons but due to the fact that
Mr. Sever has been desirous of
quitting the office for many
months, but did not do bo because
of the illness of Mr. Hoff. State
Treasurer Myers said yesterday
that he had no one in mind to
succeed Sever.
Myers, widely known because of
his association with large finan
cial institutions in Portland and
prolonged activity In public life, is
a native of Oregon, born in August
1863, at Scio, Linn county. His
father, David Myers, a Hollander,
was a California pioneer of 184
and his mother, May McDonald
Myers, seoicn ny oirtn, came
across the plains to Oregon
1846 when she was 12 years old
Willamette Graduate
Jefferson Myers was graduated
from .Willamette university with
the degree of B. A., and practiced
(Continued go. page if j
larly Returns Giving President Two to One
Advantage Cut Down When Rural Precincts
Report Hiram Johnson Second With Sen
ator LaFollette Thirid
FARGO, N. D., March
President Coolidge was leading
the republican presidential endorsement in returns available
early today from the statewide primary in North Dakota
yesterday. 7
The president s early lead
Senator Hiram Johnson of California, had been cut down
somewhat as rural precincts began reporting, and Senator
Robert M. Lafollette likewise registered slight gains.
Cherrians Invite All Clubs to
Convention to Meet in
Calls for a meeting of repre
sentatives of all booster clubs in
the. northwest are being sent, out
by j.he Salem Cherrians,, who are
sponsoring the movement, for ;a
convention to be held in Roseburg,
April 28, it waa announced at a
meeting of the Nobles of the. Cher
rian council who met with King
Bing Al Pierce at the Marion ho
tel last night.. The council .mem
bers were guests of King- Pierce
at dinner. ;.. While . the Cherrians
will have full ; charge tf the con
vention, the entertainment Is be
ing taken care pf by the Umpqia
Chiefs' of Roseburg. The Umpqua
Country club has opened the club
house and grounds for the visitor
The convention was conceived In
order better to develop the boost
ing of Oregon. , ; i ,
Included In the program is the
dedication of the recently com
pleted bridge on the Pacific high
way over the Umpqua river at
Winchester on Sunday, April 27.
The convention will open Monday
morning and the business session
attended by five credentlaled del
egates from each club. Visitors
and their ladies will be guests at
dinner In the evening provided by
Roseburg people, with a grand
ball in their honor at night.
Booster clubs which will be rep
resented at the convention are the
Cherrians, Salem; Royal Rosar-
ians, Portland; Berrians, Newberg;
Pheasants Albany; Radiators, Eu
gene; Umpqua Chiefs, Roseburg;
Cave Men, Grants Pass; Coos Bay
Pirates, Marshf ield and North
Bend; Craters, Medford; Lithlans,
Ashland; Pelicans, Klamath Tails
and the Prunarlans, of Vancouver,
Wash. '
Third Time in Four Years
boldiers Bill Given Con-
gressional OK
The house today for the third time
in four years passed a soldier bon
us bill. The vote was 355 to 54,
and was taken after 40 minutes
Twenty speakers took the floor
during the brief period, however.
advocates of a full cash payment
option assailing the " rule under
which the bill was taken up. which
limited debate an I prevented the
offering of amendments.. "D te
hards" of both parties declared
against the measure 'on principles.
while proponents argued it was a
measure which could become law.
The measure provides for paid up
20-year endowment life insurance
policies and cash payments to vet
erans entitled to not more than
150 In adjusted service credit.
Provisions of tho bid bill for yo
cational training and " farm or
horn aid are eliminated, , ,v
-The' insurance' provisions 'ire
somewhat- different from the de
ferred payment certificate pro
posed in the old bill and because
of these changes the measure faces
an invorvea situation in me sen
ate. - Members of that body have
askeel time Jo. study; the. nj bHL
19.(By Associated Press.)
in the three-cornered race for
.. - . . J
of more than two to one over
. These rural returns .prompted
the prediction from Johnson men
at his state headquarters here,
that'more complete returns would
show a rising tide in his favor and
culminate y in his ' endorsement,
hblding that his greatest strength
is In the unreported precincts.
' Coolidge leaders however, did
not recede from " their prediction
of victory for the president and
expressed confidence that later re
turns would show a plurality for
him, although In diminished ra
tio . . ,.7; -
When 203 of the state's 2058
precincts had reported, represent
lng scattered' returns from .35 of
the S3 counties the count stood:
Coolidge 11,746: Johmson ; 5.
985 and La Follette 3,617.
; FARGO, N. D.V March l8w-(By
The Associated Press) - President
Coolidge took the lead In the con
test for the republican presidential
endorsement in first scattering re
turns' from today's state. Vide prK
mary in North Dakota.:, These re
turns all, were from .cities. j
When 32 precincts in Bismacck,
Mlnot, Grand Forks and Fargo had
reported, the- Coolidge vote1 was
2920 as compared" with 1324 for
Senator Hiram Johnson, and' 49 3
tor Senator Robert M. La Follette.
There are 2058 precincts in the
Btate. 1 A few. ; rural; jreclncti
among the early reports also wert
favorable to Coolidge, except on'
In Griggs county which gave Cool
idge 8, Johnson 16 and La Fol
lette .38. ' :r f . ' .'" '
William G. McAdoo was unop
posed on the democratic ballot and
the democratic rote was unusually
small. . . -
Forty precincts scattered
throughout ."11" of the state's 53
counties showed Coolidge ..main
taining hi&two to one lead over
Johnson, the count standing: Cool
idge 3507; Johnson 1564; La Fol
lette. 465. ' ":0: .ii-f.
iThese returns ;were principally
from the larger cities, where John
son supporters have conceded Cool
idge's superior strength, contend
ing that It is in the smaller cities
and rural precincts that the Caii
fornlan's power lie. : y :
Bismarck, the capital, gave the
president a plurality of nearly 2
to 1 oyer Senator "Johnson, who
in' tarn had a corresponding mar
gin orer La Follette. ' r
The vote In that city, all pre
cincts reported. gave Coolidge
971; Johnson 498 and La Follette
236. '
; In 94 of the state's 2058 pre
cincts, the rote was: y : "
Coolidge 6908; Johnson 3314;
La Follette 1437. -
! Additional returns from Cool
idge strongholds threw the ratio
again in the president's favor and
when, 243 precincts had reported
the vote was: " J v1
Coolidge 14.271; Johnson 6088
and La Follette 4276.
Hill hlkiJ
Jury Disagrees After 15
; Hours'- Deliberation-
Venire Exhausted .
THEJ DALLES, Or., March 18.
A he trial -"will be given Ted
Mandronas, alleged participant in
the Mosler ralley . tank robbery,
over whose gt lit a jury disagreed
after having been out 15 hours,
last Sunday" and" was discharged
It was' aandunced today by dis
trict attorney- Galloway. A. --.'.
De to. the, fact that lt of the
present venire was' exhausted in
drawing Jurors 'for the triatthe
new trial probabfy will not be held
until the May, term of -court, when
a new venire wfllTiave been drawn
Mr. Galloway said. "' --
Mandronas is at liberty on.
Iglii kail, m ". ' ' - -
iifinnn nmmTV