The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 29, 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.

Telephone - your Want A'd
for Sunday's Statesman early
Your order will be given the
same attention as though you
had called.
Groceries,- meats and food
products which are advertised
in the Statesman will be found
of the best quality,
T . . . ' " i"-
One MemDer Ot UeSperaie
GanO That ESCaDed" ICS-
rroi Cniranrlaic Theft
iu uaj viui i wiiuwi oy iiiwii
of .Saw' Admitted"
Fuaitives Commandeer Au-
tomobile Alter LeapFrom
iii.ii -r . .
Wdll ell lOWCr f
Pursued! by guards within a f ew 1
minutes alter they naa maae a
daring ' daylight escape from the
state prison at 8:50 o'clock Friday
I . 1
morning, six convicts eluded, cap
tore by posses who searched the
timber and ' brush about six miles
sontheast of Salem In the vicinity
of Turner, and. Aumsyllle during
the day.-V-'';';::--' f" -''f -After
forcing a lock on a door
leading from the day room on the
main floor of the penitentiary Into
the basement," - the men sawed
away the bars of a small window
at the south end of " the main
building:, Climbing through this
and running across the lawn, they
climbed the steps leading to No.
7 tower. Jumped over the wall, ran
behind the guard's quarters and
down Mill creek to the Turner
Toad, where they commandeered a
passing automobile and then drove
south. - , -
? i All Serious Offenders
Those f who made their escape
were Ellsworth Kelly, Bert (Ore
gon) Jones, William Johnson, Tom
'Murray, Joe Jackson ana vve.
Weekly. . Johnwo. gave himseit op
i at a ranch house owned by a man
named Smith In the Aumsvtlle di- new cabinet to take the place of
' trict about 5 o'clock la the after- that which resigned last Wednes
noon. He admitted ta prison of- day after vote of-lack of confl-
fleers that he had stolen the hack
saw which was used in sawing the
: ban and that the escape had been
Tilanned ? about a "week ago. - He
confirmed general belief that the
convlcts had separated. Johnson J
waa tired upon twice by .' Deputy J
Warden J. W. Llllle, one ouneiicnarge or ine snip or. sj$ie.
grazing his leg and the other miss-
ine his head by Inches ne.iom
This served to influence his action.
he admitted. -
Familiar with routine, the eon-
vlcts had cleverly timed their dar-
lnz escape so that when a South
ern Pacific switch engine pushed
a rounla of nox can Into the pri
son yard. Guard lohn Durham, on
avLtr at tower o. ,
th "bull pen' waa out of the tow
er and farther south on top of the
west wall, v The guard on. duty at
this tower must leave the tower in
order to watca. we gau wno i
engine Is passing m or out oi xn
grounds. He failed to see the con
vlcts drop" from the wall, however,
Circumstance Aid Con vie, t
Fortune smiled upon the con-1
victs. for" as they reached the
ed highway, a Dodge automobile,
driven by Charles SpurlinJ 'sales-1
man for the ; Gideon Stolz elder
works,' was driving by. He was
dazed by a blow and r the men, I "Thank God," exclaimed the de
wlth Oregon Jones' at the wheel, Ifendant with upraised hands when
drove east of the prison, turning
to the south at the Intersection
about a mile away, i Whether or
not the convicts were armed was
not known by Spurlin, who said
one ot them kept something that
felt like a gun pressed, against his
When the escape became known,
Denutr Warden Ltllle,' without
stopping to get any of the guards
oh duty at night" whoVwere, asleep,
in their quarters, or to arm him -
self with a rltle; ran to me prison
garage, obtained the fast prison
automobile and. gave pursuit ' He
was, alie to overtake the fleeing
men, and when they. saw. he was
gaining upon them, they turned
eaBt on a dirt road, where,, they
abandoned thed machine. Spurlin
was taken Into the brush with tne
men out reieasea aner aim cig
arettes had .been appropriated.
Deputy Warden Llllie was dose
, ' (Continued on page )
1 1 .
rktprrxT. Dai.. flat.
urday; fresh westerly .winds.
Maximum temperature, 49.
Minimum temperature,' 40. '
River, 1.8 feet; stationary.
Rainfall, .IS Ineh.
Atmosphere, eloudrl
Vrlnd, Bouthwest, ' .
Daugherty Expresses Hope
That "Now I'll Be Let
Alone for a While"
28. Besieged toy newspapermen
ever since his arrival here at 5:40
torney General Harry M. Daugh
erly decided to Issue a formal
statement in connection , with his
resignation. As he handed a sheet
of hotel stationery upon which he
had scrawled a few lines' to a
group of insistent reporters he
said: "Well, boys, I hope I'll toe
let alone now."
The statement follows:
"I know nothing further to say
at this time or while here, as1 far
1 know- except to take advant
lies told by irresponsible so-called
: '
witnesses as to Immoral conduct,
I HlafriAAfiil 3rln m onjl Imnrnna, nu
sociation or. my part will ' not be
1.1! J
j "They are Just plain lies pro
cured to be told to create per
jury. Considering that the com
mittee is without legal authority
to" make1 Inquiry into any' such
subjects, prosecution for perjury
would fail. My friends know full
well the kind of lite I have al
ways lived."
Ten New Members With Two.
From Former Group Form ,
, rremiers Advisers
PARIS, March 28. -(By tha As-
lsociate4 Press.) The French min-
isfejlaj crisli came to an end this
evening with the formation of a
dence In the chamber of deputies,
Raymond, Poincare, who headed
the old. cabinet and who accepted
the task ot forming a new one,
called on President Millerand to-
night and submitted to him the
names ot the men who will take
-i yt
Grandfather of Girl Chief
Witness Against His Son
During Murder Trial
BRIDGETON, N. J., March 28
Thompson Dickson, 63, tonight
was acquitted on a charge of mar-
derlng his 1 5-year-old daughter,
pav-jEmma, last September in the year
of their Bricksboro home. The
jury-brought In the verdict for ac-
1 quittal after a two hour session
Only one ballot was necessary.
I he heard the Jury foreman mum
I ble the. words, "Not guilty,
cjiku iiktu iev
I' DICKNSON, N. D.. March 29.
I The girl who leaped through
I Pullman car window of Northern
I Pacific train No. 2 bound for Seat-
tie to Minneapolis two daynago
least of Gladstone, was identified
today as Hattle. Merxitt, daughter
lot Lonnie Merritt ot Falmouth,
Teachers for , the Salem city
school system for the year. 1924-
25 were chosen last night by the
school board at ' the adjourned
meeting. The. resignations of 13
teachers were accepted and upon
the recommendation ot Superinten
dent Hug more than .140 teachers
were . reelected for the coming
year.. , ... - '
Miss Alms Polhe; mathmatlcs
teacher at Washington junior, high
school was granted a year's leave
of absence. She has been a part
of the school system for more than
10 years, and special note of her
long service was.; taken " by -r the
lnon;n'nn A,J,W D
iiiopiiiiiy nuuico axivcii oi
PranK MOran On European
Ynilth TnlPranro Plea
fc- . I vivi Ml IVV I WV4 I
Convention Will Continue To
day, and Sunday Riechel
Is President
Exactly 100 boys registered for
the Salem-Marion County Older
Boys' conference, which. : opened
here yesterday afternoon, and 125
were present at the banquet last
outside of Salem Is front Wood-
burn. '' ' '
Tne ioiiowios orncers were
elected: President, Darell RIech
el, Woodburn; vice president, Al-
son Bristol, SJlverton; secretary,
Earl. Pemberton, Salem; sergeant-
at-arms, Ben Molsan, Gervais.
Purpose or Conference Told
Ronnit M f!rblrfiv of th Salem
hlh school presided as toastmas-
ter at the banquet. The address
of welcome waa riven bv Mark
Waldespel and the response by
Darrell Riechel of Woodburn-. The
latter began his address by thank
ing the Salem Hl-Y and the city
for th a cordial receDtion riven the
visitors, m outunea tnree main
purposes ot the conlerence. He
first, he said, was that the hoys
nf .V MiKirnintt mlrl meftt
eaph community might meet
1 become acquainted with the
rs of ptber communities. The
second was to discuss common
mo" I
problems of the boys of
schol age, so the delegates may be
able to go .back to their own
schools and cbmmuhltles and help
those who are not attending the
conference. The ; third purpose
mentioned was to promote the pro-
rrams of the HI-Y and the Pioneer
clubs," which is designed to
lan character, clean speech, clean
thought, clean athletics, clean
scholarshin and clean living. He
said no more appropriate theme
for the conference could have been
selected than "His New Day." He
spoae oi ine uppnuaiun
stblHtles every poy nas ana averr-
ed that one purpose of the con-
ference was to prepare the boys
iq meet uieui.
Another sneaker was John L.
Brady, who gave one ot his char
acterlstlc addresses.
Moran Tells of Europe
Frank G. Moran, headmaster of
the Moran Boys school, ot Rolling
Haw"' Wnah T)OVa ATI "Ulv, Visit
to the Boys of Europe's War-Strick
en Areas. -. ,- v.. ,5 '
Mr. Moran; was In Europe after
the war studying boy. life In those
countries. Last May he and Tracy
Strong of Seattle were the- Pacific
coast representatives ' in a worm
conierence 01 Doys woraers
Portlatch, Australia.
Mr. Moran described, nis trip
through tne various countries.
First he and .his companions went
to Italy. Before he. went to Italy.
he saidv he had thought of the
Italians W something of a deca-
dent race and the Inferiors ot Am- ty to demonstrate different kinds
ericans, but he declared that hlsjof work and the best methods of
eyes were -opened, "when he saw
the contribution that Italy has
made to tne voria ana to civuiza-
tlon. The next move vas intolsented resolutions, recommending
France, and Mr. ' Moran described
'(Continued on, page 2)
wA In rrwa rytiry ir tVa lflBVA fit flh.
Resignation Accepted
Resignations accepted by thelmous expression was that Salem
board Included, Mable A. Bough-
ey, senior high school; Hazel Bear,
Homer Hulsey. Washington junior
hich: W. D. Vinson, Grant Junior
high: Myrtle Hintzie, and Mildred
Hnlser. McKlnler Junior high;
MarrS. Palmer. Englewood; Flor
ence Retterath. Highland; Jewel
nik. T.lnroln: Eva Mnstoe. Park:
Rose Gibson and Grace . Zosel,
motimond. ' 7
George Hug was reelected super-
MMHMHMMMiMMiior wjtv bi meetings . neia a year
(Continued on page 6). 'ago. . ;v.t - ...
ProprietoVs Wife Struck on
Head When, Outcry Made.
$35 Cash Taken
LEBANON, Ore., March 28. I
Three masked robbers entered!-
the generaf atore of. W.' Hof-j
8e at. waieriop. ore., last nignt,i"
tied Holeate atd his wife andl,ahoma and Texas late today.
took 35 cash from the safe, ac-
cording to word brought here to-l
I day. i
Mr. Holeata wan xtrnrU on the
hed bv one of the rohbera when
she made an outcry and seriously
hurt. Holgate released himself
and then hIs wlfe a,ter the ro1-
uem ubu gune
Telephone wires leading to the
town were
found cut after the
Speaker on Various, Sub-
jects are Heard at iSes-
sion Last Night
With an attendance of 75, rep
resenting 33 of the leading clubs
of the city, the Salem Federation
of clubs, in session last night, at
the Chamber of Commerce, discus-
Bed a wide range of subjectsall
Ending towards thfi betterment o
conaiuons in baienv.
Regarding the1 replacing of the
Breyman statue at Wi'llson park,
facing on Cottage street. Dr. Wil-
tha Tlnu nnrt Drarmnn famlllea
i . : x
- -
. " ,
. . "T: J
a.. Atom, who was insiruciea
. -
' Si!? wDi ;
. , . ... . .
pile reposes sells a little more hay
the junk will be removed.
Mrs. John A. Carson reported
that, the War Mothers had secured
the cooperation of various civic
bodies for securing a fund to be
used in the erection of a suitable
soldiers' monument. It will be
de-l.. . M
Kc ill imih vn nnnniunr i
facing west towards High street.
Dr. E. E. Fisher, reporting for
the Cherrlans, said , his organiza
tion was active in organizing into
one federation all the boosting
clubs ot the state. This Is to in
clude the Cobblers, the baby or-
ganization from
Oakland. Dr.
FlBner alsQ BaJd
the Cherrlans
would atteni the Rose festival In
Portland and that during the sum-
mer the Cherrlans, all dolled up
In their best, would visit surround
ing communities.
Winnie Pettyjohn reported that
the "Better Homes" week, to be
observed in Salem, was meeting
with unanimous approval. Better
Homes week will begin May II
Mrs. Lyda King, Marlon county
health nurse. Bald that the work
of a county health nurse was main
ly in preventing diseases among
children. She said a child is often
I r egariea' aa
I wasj jugt sn
dull, when really it
suffering from some cur-
operation of all mothers in this
work of such benefit to the child
, Fred A. Erixon susreested that
dUrng "Better Homes" week it
would nei wonderfully if carnen-
ers plumbers, bricklayers; and
painters were given an onoortun-
1 building.
. a. C. Bohrnstedt of the Marion
roue Kealtors' association, pre-
I that no general advertising be per
mitted in the auto park
Also that
the Chamber of Commerce and
other civic, bodies cooperate with
the realtors in the building of a
community house at the park. Mr,
Bonrnstedts resolutions were
adopted unanimously.
U. S. Crowder told how he had
looked all over the United States
for a good place to live, and while
he had found lots of them,' Salem
was tne nest ot an, and that he
had invested all his savings in
He commended.! the city
i trw lit nnl.U .
In a discussion of tha needs of
la public auditorium, , the nnanl-
needs such an auditorium, but that
under present conditions ' it was
advisable to postpone the matter
I until early next . year.
seiore closing last evening Dr.
. E. Morris, president, called at
- 1 tentlon to the fact that In the'at-
tendance of 7 5, representatives
were present from the 33. leading
emus or tne. city, i tie compared
the growth; of tho federation with
e aiienaance- ot scarcely a, dozen
Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma
in Path of Middle West
" Tornado
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 28
Loss of life and heavy property
damage were caused by tornadoes
y m n-ansas. uk-
Heavy rainfalls were general
A r&nawnee. Okla., eight per-
duu are &uuu iu uavts ueea .iiieu
. . . , -, ,
an scores Injured. Relief m cas
ure" there ar we ader way
Five persons were reported in-
M" '!n' th v,c,nity of Noble
At Goffs.
Kansas, a boy was
,iuu vaiuagcB coiiuiaicu at
thousands of dollars was done at
Crisfield, ' Kansas, where nearly
every house in the town was re
ported destroyed by the wind. The
Santa Fe station was wrecked and
about 30 box cars lifted from the
Several farm homes and barns
were destroyed near Crisfield. .
At Vernon, Texas, four persons
were . injured and considerable
property damage done by the wind
storm. " -" "!, '
A sand storm swept the Pan
handle section of Texas with heavy
rain from ' Amarillo to Childress.
Wire communication was disrupt
ed tonight in many sections of the
Law Enforcement Exponents
0f Jnree States Will Meet
M' lUI UallU
Governors Hart of Washington
and Moore of Idaho haye been in-
vited bv Governor Pierce to have
,it . .v...
representative clUzens of their
states meet with Oregon citizens
who are Interested in law enforce-
Iment at a northwest citizens' law
enforcement congress in Portland
June 3, 4, and 5.
'Believing that the states , ot
Washington, Idaho and Oregon
should lead In a great crusade
against law violation and dishon
esty In every form," says the let
ter, "I have decided to ask you to
join me as governor of Oregon in
a call for a northwest citizens'
law enforcement congress to be
held In the city of Portland June
3,. 4 and 5. I have assurance from
many churches and antt-saioon
leagues of these three northwest
ern states that these organizations
will do every thing in their power
to make such a congress a success
so that the citizenship of the north'
west may be quickened and the
conscience of the people aroused
for the enforcement ot every law.
including the prohibition statutes
Dishonest officials and lax law en
forcement today threatens tha life
of our civilization, the most per
fect man has ever developed. The
people are demanding action and
the time is now ripe for a mighty
movement for vrgoroifs and ef
fective enfprcement of all laws.
"1 suggest you issue a can to
all organizations in your state Ahat
are especially . interesteo in jaw.
enforcement, to send delegations JLo
the proposed congress, lour at
tendance in person would add. ma
terially to the strength of the
movement. It is possible for us
to create such a sentiment in this
great northwest that it will sweep
the nation and drive from office
every official who is not today
doing his full duty."
i. s
Wyoming ; Man Shoots , Gir
After Quarrel I hen lakes
Own Life
CASPER, Wya, March 28. Lee
Mortimer, aged 23, brother of
William Mortimer, president of the
Casper Business college here, shot
and. almost Instantly killed Norma
Ford, aged 20, his sweetheart.
I while walking down a Casper busi
ness street late tnis afternoon ana
then shot himself in the right
temple, dying of the wound about
an hour later,
- Mortimer, who was ar- instruc
or at the - business college had
met Miss Ford in one of his class
es, for. she was a tudent at the
choot A recent quarrel with her
apparently had been patched up
as far as1 Miss Ford knew. But
1 Mortimer, had become jealous of
tome , other suitor for the orettv
girl'a hand and had purchased
IT"?""" mmmmmmmmT mm?Timmmmm
( (Contlaued on page five)
e s hi
Resolution Introduced to In.
iiAnlinniii HRnllNrt'n Anoliti I
vcoiiyaic ivicuuii o uuaiin-
cations Hoover and Wal-
lace Next
OnP AIDCn flM CI flflD v al cuuesueo, mifwuceu reo
DC MlnCU UM rLUUn olntion to InrMtlnta SArrotarv
Sen. Reed, Traditional Ene
my, to Lead Fight on Com
merce Secretary
Haying disposed of Attorney Gene
ral Daugherty as well as Secretary
Denby, the,. coalition '-'senate attack
on the administration today turned
on Secretary Mellon with indica
tions that more cabinet officers
might come under the bombard
No sooner had the attorney gen
eral's resignation been submitted
than Senator McKellar, democrat.
Tennessee, today introduced a res
olution directing the judiciary
committee to investigate whether
Secretary Mellon is holding office
in violation of the law which for
bids the treasury head to be en
gaged in trade or commerce.
Although Senator McKellar had
asked immediate consideration for
his resolution it was objected to
by Senator Wadsworth, republl-1
can,- New York, and under the rule
went over until Monday when it
will be called up for debate and
Plan Made In Cloakroom
Republicans who have been pre
dieting that President Coolidge
'would soon have no cabinet at all
if he yielded to the pressure for
the attorney snerar resignation;
immeaiateiy cnaracterised tne Mc -
Kellar resolution as another of the
concrete developments In a plan
which has been discussed in the
cloakrooms for weeks and which.
the regular republicans say, con
templates going down the line in
the cabinet in an attempt to pick
off the secretaries one by one,
The confidences exchanged in
the sanctity of the cloakrooms.
which often are more indicative of
the real trend of things than the
spoken word on the senate floor
Itself, picture Secretary Wallace of
the department of agriculture and
Secretary Hoover of the depart
ment of commerce as the next
points of attack.
(Secretary Wallace, senators were
telling one another today, is to
come in for a grilling because of
his action in withholding federal
aid for road building in Arkansas,
where he. declined to permit large
federaj 'payments until cetraln lo
cal situations were straightened
out. Senator Robinson, the demo-
pratic leader, and Senator Caraway
both of Arkansas, the Current story
Is, are to lead tne attack. The at
tack on Secretary Hoover, accord
ing to the same story, is to be led
by Senator Reed,' democrat, Mis
souri, Mr. Hoover's traditional
Mellon Attacked Before
An -attack on Secretary Mellon
somewhat similar to that by Sena
tor McKellar was launched in the
senate two years ago by the late
Senator Watson, democrat, Geor
gia, who called attention to the
provisions of law applying to treas
ury secretaries and demanded that
Mr. Mellon retire. The demand
received little support from any
quarter, but It was apparent to
night that Senator McKellar's pro
posal, coming at a time when the
senate is deeply immersed in the
whirlpool ofvlnvestigation, probab
ly would lead to a bitter fight.
The resolution introduced to
day which recapitulates the evi
dence laid before the revenue bu
reau committee was brought to
the senate floor in the midst of
another debate over the retire
ment of Attorney General Daugh
erty, one of the bitterest of Mr.
erty. In this discussion Senator
Caraway, democrat, Arkansas,
one of the bitterest ot Mr.
Daugherty's senate foes in the
past, assumed the role of his "de
fender" against what he declared
was summary and unbecoming
treatment at the hands of Presi
dent Coolidge.
The only extended reply to the
Arkansas senator was delivered by
Senator Pepper, republican, Penn
sylvania', who said' the president
had acted "none too soon" In re
moving Mr. Daugherty from an
office which shonld be filled by a
-'man. capable. In every way of com
manding public confidence.
Attorney General Daugherty re
signed by request of the president.
Harry F. Sinclair contempt case
was presented to a federal grand
John Walsh, brother of Senator
VT. .
, . . . . ,. .
ana aemea lnieresu m ou in wyo-
m,ng or an other northwestern
8 . ... .
The senate debated the resigna
tion of Attorney General Daugher-
ty. and Senator McKellar demo-
Mellon's business connections.
- . . . ;
Representative Langley, republi
can, Kentucky, indicted. by a grand
Jury in connection, with liquor
cases, made a bond, and appeared
before the house investigating
committee at an executive session
The railroad labor board was
defended before the senate inter-
coramerre commission by
Hale Holden, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee of the Associa-
tion of Railway Executives, and
I Daniel Wlllard, president of the
Baltimore & Ohio.
. ' ' .
The Daugherty investigating
committee delved into life In the
Daugherty-Jess Smith apartments,
questioning the former attorney
general's former negro valet. A
subpoena -was Issued f or W. J.
Burns to testify about files relat
ing to Mexican revolutionary en
terprises.' , -
Debate Team From Lansing
Will Be in Salem for Con-.
test Next Thursday
Anticipating stiff '.competition
when they meet Michigan Agricul
tural college on the local ' nlat
f6rm "here next Thursdayt ithe WTP
jiamette university . 'varsity debet-
erg are spending their week ' of
spring vacation In careful prepar
ation. Three men will represent
the local Institution and will up
hold the affirmative of the ques
tion, "Resolved: That the United
States should enter the ' World
Willamette will have one of the
strongest teams, in its history . In
the contest with the Michigan Ag
gies. Robert Not son, leader ot the
very successful team of last year,
will again be -leading the trio.
Ward Southworth, his colleague of
last year, will give the first speech
for the locals, and Ralph Emmons,
will be the third speaker.
The local orators are looking
forward to the meet Thursday
as the biggest debate ot the year
The Michigan wranglers are ac
credited as 'being among the best
in the middle west and are bring
ing three experienced speakers to
represent them. The team will be
composed of George J. Dobben, ot
Newaygo, E..R. Briston of Almont,
and H. F. Hollenpach of Saginaw,
The MAC team will have X de
bates en their trip before meeting
the Willamette men. In these de
bates they will argue on the World
court and League of Nations ques
tions in all of them upholding the
negative side. Prior to their local
appearance they will meet ' Mill!
ken university, Decatur, 111.; Iowa
State college, Ames, la.; Yankton
college, Yankton, S. D.; North Da
kota Agricultural college, Fargo,
N. D.; Kansas State Agricultural
college, Manhattan, Kan.; Univer
sity of Denver, Denver, Colo.; Col
orado Agricultural college, Fort
Collins, Colo.; Utah Agricultural
college, Logan, Utah; College of
Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash. Lat
er they will meet the College of
the Pacific, San Jose, Cal.; and
Pasadena university, Pasadena,
Last year the Michigan Aggie
debaters made a trip east going as
far as the New England states and
lost but one ot their, contests,
The Statesman carriers will call -to make their
monthly collections today. ; - .-
. Your newspaper boy is just starting: in business
for himself . This is his first effort to learn business and
his success or, failure depends to a considerable extent
on your good will and co-operation. A pleasant Bmile
and a cheery word will encourage your boy and help
him make a success of this, his first venture in business
life. He will appreciate it and show his good will in any
way hecan, ' -, - , .
If your subscription is already paid,' ignore this no
tice and accept our thanks. : ' '
oolidge - Demands Retire
ment Expressing -doubt
iThat Disinterested AMok
Could Be Given
Attacks on Cabinet Members
Should - Not - Disqualify
' Them for Service
WASHINGTON, , Mareh 28.-
Harry M. Daugherty passed out
of public life today in a tempest
that terminated befittingly his
three stormy ; years as ; attorney
general, - - - " . ,
His appointment to the- cabinet
by President Harding was the sub
Ject of criticism and his resigna
tion came at the virtual, demand
of President Coolidge and in the.
midst of a- sensation producing
senate investigation of his official
acts. " : - ' -'t . ' -".
President Coolidge asked tor the
resignation because ' be felt he
could not depend on Mr.' Daugher
ty for disinterested advice and be
cause - he believed ' ' the 3 attorney
general could not perform satis
factorily the duties of his office
under the conditions resulting
from the senate inquiry. '
Attack Denounced ' ) 1
Mr.- Daugherty tendered, his res
ignation solely out of deference to
the president's request and asked
that it be effective at once. Then
as a private citizen he addressed
an- open letter to ; the ' president.
scathingly" denouncing those who
had advocated his retirement and
declaring Mr. Coolldge's atated"
reasons tor' asking his resignation
were t "hardly ' warranted .by the
taets,L,'v ; t'--t:-v.-'
The letter bristled 'with declara
tions that the president's suggest
ion that an attack upon a eabinet
officer disqualifies him tor fur
ther, service is a dangerous 1 doc
trine,'? and "that "cowardice and
surrender of principle are neve!
expedient."- ':;.;;-' ,
Before this letter was received,
at the White House, Mr. Daugher
ty cleared his desk, left the de
partment of Justice and soon wat
aboard a train en. route to Atlanta
City. He plans to return to Wash
ington next week for thQ purpose
only of closing up his private at-.
fairs. . .... ; ; : .
By reason of Mr. . Daugherty's,
retirement President Coolidge, for
the second time within si weeks
Is ' faced with selection of a new
cabinet officer. fV
Snccessor In iponbt. ?
Immediately! 'Mrl Jb'a'ugherty'a
resignation became' known ' there
arose a discussion of manj; items.
Some were eliminated as mention-'
ed for reason and bthers were
dropped during the day,. with tha,
result that the list ot those being
mentioned tonight included Chief;'
Justice Arthur; E. Rqgg'of the
Massachusetts supreme Judicial
court; Harlan F. ; Stone,';1 dean of
the Columbia university . school ojt
law;; Governor Alexander J. Oroes-t
beck ot Michigan; Wflliam 3 Ken
yon, former senator from Iowa andV
now judge ot1 the .'.federal circuit
court of ; appeals, eighth' district,
and Secretary of State Hughes." '
' The president has given no. con
sideration as yet to' any particular
person, but has decided that the
man he selects as attorney general
must have, a knowledge of law and
must possess administrative capac-
it. ol'vv:;1'" " :
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Marcli 25.
T. B. Roberta of Pierre, state man-'
ager ot President Coolidge s cam
paign in Tuesday's hta.te-wJde re
publican presidential primary, to
night refused to concede victory feJ
Senator Hiram Johnson,