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SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1924
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Forest Conflagration Sweeps
Four Million Feet Felled
Logs, Sawmill and Other
FUMES NEAR VIRGIN'
TIMBER LINES HOURLY
Logging Camps Threatened
By Blaze Which Has
Swept 10 Miles
PORTLAND," Or., April 26. A.
swath 10 miles Ions and one mile
wide, including 4.000,000 feet ot
felled logs in Tillamook1 county,
Oregon,' a lair her mill Talued at
$ 1 5 0.0 0 0, several dwellings, a
echoolhbuse and four ranches In
Clarke county, 'Washington, and
at least a score of minor . fires
scattered oyer sereral Oregon and
Washington counties IS the toll
reported this afternoon from early
season forest fires. :
With a strong wind blowing and
the hygrometer at a' record low
level it is feared' by forestry of
ficials that some' of the fires will
reach in virgin timber stands be
fore being checked. .. V
From the Salmonberry river In
Tillamook, county., to. the tops of
. the monntat a end-ahAlf
miles distant, -a fierce fire was this
afternoon reported Sweeping over
brush and. logged-off 'land and
starting to eat Its way into1 dense
timber. The flames traveled 10
miles since they first started Fri
day and were imperilling several
: Every man from' the Gresham
lagging company camp at Belfort
the Brighton mills camp at Rec
tor, and the Clement Logging com
pany camp at Enrlght is out bat
tling the blase, which IS rapidly
circling the camps.;- .
:. Tho Salmonberry fish hatchery,
further up the river Is reported as
being out of danger, but the fire
this. afternoon was entirely out of
control and. additional crews wer
being gathered by lumber compan
ies Interested In. the district. .
SEATTLE, April 2 6f Forest
fires threatening Seattle's high
tension , power lines from Cedar
Lake sent officials, linemen and
fire fighters from the, city light
department to the fire' sone late
today, : , i.-V-....-.:-;,.'' i. ;s .-
. A timber blaze near Trade,
three miles north of Barneston,
was sweeping op a hillside and
drawing near the power lines,, ac
cording to telephone messages re
ceived, by the city, light depart
ment. Another, fire was also re
ported spreading at Molasses creek
near Swan lake, with the high ten
sion line No. 1 in the path of the
approaching flames. .
, Between , Black River Junction
and Steel staon flames swept 800
acres, approachingthd mouth of
the Beacon hill coal mine before
they were finally checked. ; In the
Lake. Burien-Three. Point region,
residents succeeded la saving their
homes after a. hard' tiitt. : ..
Other forest fires were reported
to be raging., in a northeastern
Clarke and southeastern Cowlitz
counties and. th flames were be
ing fanned by a high wind. I A
blare" war still burning at Tale,
southwestern Cowlits county and
where the North Fork Lumber
company plant, schoolhouse and
several residences have been de
stroyed.", THE WEATHER
OREGON: Cloudy "and cooler
Sunday with rain in west por
tion; moderate southwesterly
winds. . . -. ,
; LOCAL WEATHER
Maximum temperature, 83.
Minimum temperature,' 42.
River l.g ; falling.
Atmosphere, clear. . '
PUPPIES DESTROYED ;
IN FIRE SAT1IKDAY
AT FLAKE'S P1ACE
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A distressing loss by fire occurred yesterday afternoon
about 4 o'clock at the E. B. Flake place a mile and a half out
on the Portland road when a large number of thoroughbred
puppies and some of their pothers lost their lives in the
flames and all outbuildings on the place was destroyed. The
buildings were a garage, a wood-shed and the building, that
housed the dogs, a structure about 30 by 65 feet. The resi
dence was saved. Mr. Flake believes the fire started from
the explosion of an oil stove. :
' Mr. Flake is a dealer in birds, thoroughbred dogs and
other tets. and has built up a lucrative business in Salem. He
is unable to estimate the number of dogs that were lost, but
there were several nests of very young puppies and the num
ber will run & score or more. Several of the mothers that
refused to leave their young died in the, fire. r
. The financial loss, Mr. Flake believes, will run about
$1500.': j'lU . ' T . I j.: ..
One truck from, the Salem department went to the fire.
Pierce Promises Club Wom
. en Immediate Action on
; Training School ,
That a site will be purchased at
once- and the new state training
school for lioysv blltthis Hammer
was the unqualified statement of
Governor Pierce yesterday in ad
dressing a delegation of 46 Port
land club women, whom the gover
nor met in the offices of the state
board of, control. The i women
urged upon the governor that
there be no delay in constructing
the new school. v j , I C
The women, represented various
organization affiliated with the
Portland Federation of Women's
clubs. They arrived in the city
Saturday morning and spent the
day visiting various state institu
tions. 1 1 The, party was under the
leadership of Mrs. R. . L. Buland,
president of the federation, and
Mrs. R. Bondurant, chairman ot
the. institutional .committee. ' The
slogan, which brought them to Sa
lem to see for; themselves was
"Know Your Institutions." In
addition to the club women, there
were representatives of nearly all
of the social workers' organisa
tions...:; j;!;;..; .. !, .j., 'r ::
.The women . (are not taking
an active' part in the anti-capital
punishment legislation this year,
the newspaperman was , told, but
they are making a concerted move
toward obtaining greater! appro
priations for the deaf school and
are taking a keen interest in the
boys training school controversy.
The party, were taken through the
penitentiary during the afternoon
and were shown the new, flax
plant. They returned to Portland
about 5 o'clock. .
Decision Is 2 to 1 at Warren
ton - McCroskey. and
Tibfaet Speakers V
. Salem high school won the de
bate with Warrenton high school
at Warrenton last night, according
to word received in Salem. - The
debate was the semi-final inter
district contest. The' vote was 2
to 1 for Salem. Members of the
Salem team were Benoit McCroa
ker and Edgar .Tibbets. p. H.
Horning,1 debate coach, accompan
ied the team to Warrenton yester
day. . . - ; ' i' -
SILVERTON. Or.,? April 26. -(Special
to The - Statesman)
The Logging1, camps in ths Meha
ma district opened during the past
week - It is said that this com
pany is In possessions of r some of
the best standing timber- in the
Evangelists Commend Zeal
of Salem rolk Who
"Check your little children at
Chresto han will be one of, the
unoftrcrar Lueiiiasi ixn&rtmxi
tabernacle, beginning with ( the
services this af ternoon. j For with
a crowd of 4 SO 0 people an irri
table child is in a bad place, and
the ' evangelical campaign man
agement has provided a delight
ful spacious play-place and skilled
attendants . to make things right
for the children and relieve the
tired mothers for a . blessed hour
of spiritual rest. Chresto hall is
at the northwest corner of the
A total of approximately 650
days of work has. been used on
the . structure, which was com
pleted at about 11 o'clock last
night. Out of all that volume of
work, only four days' time t was
paid for, and the men i who drew
that pay. first gave as much time
as was paid . for. The value of
the work donated Is close to $3,
000, and much of it 'came from
men who were able to give only
because they felt It a moral duty
to help make the city better. If
those who have money and no
time or skill to spare would only
give money as liberally as the
Workmen have done with their
time and strength, the committee
would have enough money left to
start a bank.
t "It Is the most wonderful out
pouring of fervid seal in a. good
cause that we have ever seen."
said Rev; A G. Wrenn of the Dei
marest party.: "There; was not a
stick ot lumber on the ground, un
til Wednesday morning. Tonight
the structure will be completed.
Less than 1 per cent of the labor
was paid, for. The Salem 'taber
nacle has " had no counterpart in
all our experience, and we. desire
to thank the royal good men and
women who have made this work
possible. . The meetings ought,' to
be marvelously successful with
such' a start." -r - - -. i : '
Lights have been strung along
all the entrances to the campus.
and the whole ground will be vig
llantly patrolled by detailed po
lice. The building. Itself is well
lighted for the night with electric
lights and for the day by -tnusUn-screened
panels around the side-
walls. These panels will also give
perfect ventilation. The building
has several stoves set up inside to
take away the possible chill of the
night atmosphere, though it is not
really "heated to any painful ex
tent. , , v
The whole body of the. united
evangelical campaign : committee
joins In thanks to , the building
committee and A. A, Eiewert, who
laid out and superintended the
work so admirably.. A number of
others joined him in giving their
whole time since the work started
On .Wednesday morning, there" be
ing approximately - 60 men . who
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Thirty-Twoi Women Among
Those Fighting With Force
Defendihg Capital City
SAtf SALVADOR, Republic . of
Salvador, April 26. The. govern
ment buildings at Tegucigalpa, cap
itkl of Honduras, are reported to
be on fire in a dispatch reaching
here from La Union. Thirty-tWo
women are said to be fighting
with the forces of the de facto
government defending the capital-
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; According to these advices,
peace negotiations between the
fighting factions of Honduras have
been started on board the United
States ' cruiser Milwaukee anchor
ed 4 in the bay of, Amapala, ; with
Sumner Welles acting as American
It is expected that there Will be
some difficulty, in arriving at an
agreement because of the absence
of emissaries to represent General
Gregorio Ferrera, who is leading
One group of rebels In the attack
on Teguclpalpa. i '
New Plan for Singers i 7 ,
At Concerts This Yetir
A new. plan regarding singers
tor the silmmer band concerts will
be used this year, according" to
6scar Steelhammer, ' director of
the band for several years.; Dif
ferent soloists will be" used at dif
ferent times, while several times
during the season a quartet will
sing at the evening concert. !
: Other nights no vocal soloist
win be on the program and special
instrumental solo by members of
tha band will be featured.; The
band concerts will begin about the
last of June, U .
Timber Faller Narrowly
Escapes Death at Camj
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SILVERTON, Or., April - 2 6.
(Special to The Statesman)
Bert Neal, taller in the Silver
Falls Timber, company camp, nar
rowly escaped death Wednesday
afternoon. A large limb fell
catching him across the shoulder
and back, breaking the collar
bone and - a rib besides' causing
several bruises. ' Mr. Neal barely
dodged from the path of the limb
in time to avoid more serious in
Raise Fund Quickly
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eu
fcene, April 26. (Special.) The
students at the University of Ore
gon went "over, the top" in their
campaign to raise, $200,000 to
build the student union this eve
ning, pledging 218,750. ;
, The drive sets a new record for
quick campaigning, having oc
cupdied, only three days. Almost
every student' on the campus sub
scribed to the $2000,000 fund,
most of them pledging $100, pay
able oyer a 10-year period. Many
of the living organizations and
clubs suc8cribed 100 per cent.
The campaign to raise $200,
000 among', the students is the first
step In the $5,000,000 gift cam
paign which ' is to be' carried on
throughout the state from May 9
to May 31. The alumni at the
university will conduct' their cam
paign to raise $1,00,000 to pro
vide a library, men's gymnasium
and a war memorial court; in
memory of the 47 University of
Oregon men, - who - died In the
World war. Next fall ,the cam
paign . will ; be - conducted among
the citizens of the state.'
I FINAL FLASHES
LOWELL, Mass., April 27.
Fire early today swept, through
five buildings and threatened a
congested district In the heart of
the , city. Five i firemen -were
trapped in the Associate building
when a wall collapsed. '. I :
, FLORENCE, Arts., April ,26
Frank G. Hutchison, . confessed
slayer' of his wife, Nellie - Hutch
ison, who; was killed recently by
an explosion ot dynamite which
had been . placed ' under her bed,
pleaded guilty in superior court
today, and .was sentenced to .life
Imprisonment in the state peniten
Major; Martin Vili Hop Off
Monday Morning for '
f Dutch Harbor
CHIQNIK, Alaska, April 27.
( By Th Associated Press. )- Ma
jor Frederick L. Martin, com
manding " an aerial squadron of
the United States army encircling
the globe, who arrived here yes
terday J after hopping off from
Kanatak in a blinding snow storm",
spent most of the day in preparing
for his trip Monday of 400 miles
to Dutch harbor, Unalaska island,
where he .will join his three com
panibns who landed there April
j Major Martin termed Kanatak
as the "cauldon of winds" and he
resolved yesterday to make the
probable sole . chance of leaving
tnat point for many -months. A
special, raft was constructed to
take the flagplane Seattle, out of
snauow water and enable him to
Start, f Low visibility caused Ma
jor Martin to halt. at Kumlik bay
lor'30 minutes, where he checked
his position before pressing on to
this point. Reports received here
from Dutch Harbor state that the
other three aviators will continue
the globe flight when Major Mar
tin joins them as . the three air
cruisers have been completely
overnanled. The next scheduled
stop from Dutch Harbor is Atka
Island, 30 mites southwest.
66y Scout Leaders Meet
At Dallas to Make Plans
.i Members - of . ther- Willamette
Council of the Boy Scouts which
includes Marion, Folk, Benton and
Linn counties, met last night in
Dallas'. The Scout camn at Fikh
lake will be ; repaired according
to plans made so that it will be
ready f6r the boys Aueust 1. It is
estimated that 120 boys will at
tend camp here in two grouns.
: George Bent, Chemawa, was
named deputy scout master at the
Salem Indian school where there
are now 150 scouts;
Field rallys will be held at Che
mawa; May 28 and at Albany May
31. It was voted to Investigate
the possibility of a Scout camp at
the time of the stae fair in the
fall. : v. '..'.v.:. :
Among those ,attending the
meeting from Salem were Elmo S.
White1, president ot the Marion
county council. K. L. Haga. scout
executive and Howard Zinzer, dep
Stanley Emmel Elected
Student Body President
Stanley s Emmel of Salem was
elected to the presidency of the
Willamette ' - university i '.student
body In the annual election Friday
to' choose officers for the coming
school, year. He was the victor
in a close face with Dwlghf Find-
ley," also of Salem. -
Emmel is a member of Sigma'
Tau frateriilty, a meter : ot the
Websterlan literary society," and Is
this year's manager of the Walln
luh, college year book.
Miss Adelia White of Portland
was the winner in the race for the
office , of vice president. Miss
White Is. a member .of. the Delta
Phi sorority and is a member of
the Philddosian literary , society.
She has been prominently associat
ed with many campus activities. .
Miss Lucia Card. Of Dallas, also
a member of Delta" Phi ' sorbrity,
was chosen secretary for next year.
Richard Briggs qf , Kennewick;
Wash., received election as student
treasurer , without competition.
Miss Juanita Henry of Salem was
also elected without .j competition
as the editor of the Collegian, col
lege : newspaper. Se is a member
of Alpha Phi" Alpha sorority.:
' Members' elected to the athletic
council were Ruth Ross of Salem,
women representative; , Herbert
Booth of Salem, Paul Sherwood of
Salem, and DeLoss Robertson of
Ponland. j ' r
, NEW . AERL4L ERECTED
; SILVERTON, 0rv April 26.
(Special to The 'Statesman'.)
The high Bchool radio club has
erected a new aefial, .133, feet in
length at the. high school. .The
Radio club is planning to have an
outdoor meeting in the near fu
mm MLTlIS iUMf
HABVEV OF EUGENE
Oregon Man Among Those
lestifymg Before ben-
WASHINGTON; April 26.
Conflicting testimony as to the na
ture of the work Senator Wheel
er, democrat, Montana, was to per
fdrm'as counsel for Gordon Camp
bell, Montana oil operator, was
given to the senate committee in
vestigating the indictment of the
senator by a federal grand' jury
in his state. ,i .
: Senator Wheeler is charged
with 'accepting a fee to prosecute
land matters' before - the Interior
department for Campbell after he
was. elected, to the senate.
H. E. Glosser, formerly' private
secretary to Campbell, testified
Wheeler "had left the Impression"
upon those attending a conference
in Great Falls that he "would fix
up" one permit, at Washington for
the oil operator.
On the other. hand, E. M. Har
vey of Eugene, Ore., formerly a
trustee of Gordon Campbell Syn
dicate ' No ltoid the committee
that' the trustees had passed . on
the termaof Senator Wheeler's em
ployment and that he was to rep
resent the syndicate only in court
matters.' ' '.;,'
House Approves Proposed
Amendment to Constitu
tion By Big Vote
; WASHINGTON, April 26. A
resolution proposing a child labor
amendment to 'the constitution
was passed late todajr by the
The vote was 257 to 69, or 53
more than the two-thirds required
tor passage. ;
. Every effort - to modify the
measure, which now goes to the
Senate failed." It would empower
iohgress to limit, regulate or pro
hibit the labor of children under
18 years of age. v "
) Opposition was based chiefly on
the ground that the proposed
amendment made necessary if
congress Is to have authority to
deal with the problem, by the ac
tion of the supreme court in twice
declaring federal child labor laws
unconstitutional, would constitute
an invasion of state rights.
5 On the " other" hand proponents
of the resolution contended that a
federal standard might be set up
to bring certain states' which have
been 1 backward in the enactment
of child labor legislation to a more
Classified Ad Rents House
. Advertised in Statesman;
Also Another House
Statesman classified ad rents
house advertised also another
house. f ; r, ,.- -v.-.
Mrs. Sarah Lansfield ot Stay ton,
Oregon had excellent results from
a classified; ad in the Statesman.
Says that she got so many replies
that she could nt handle them all
and rented the house she had. ad
vertised and also another house
that was not advertised. The
house is located at 1562 Mission
street. --The new tenant has al
ready taken possession.
CHILD LIBOR LtlV
U'FIL PL EASFri
WEE W VmML :
Used Frank Sever's Name on Tclcjrci
sive With Salem Date Lin6 Trn-J f
land Telegraph Of fice- Chat crcd to A
of Billiard Supply House Inquiry 1
Federal investigation of fraudulent telegraphic r r r : : I :
the war department were demarided of the government yc
day by Brigadier General George A..White, adjutant r c
of Oregon, it became knowniast night following a ccnic: :
oetween the adjutant general and 'Attorney General V.
SVinkle. , Comrilete documentary evidence of ens ccu::t :;T
telegram bearing the forged signature of a well known
'and man has-been turned over by General White to 1'
government after the telegram had . been thoroughly .tr: r
and the facta: established- by intelligence agents end t"
inspector genera's department of the national gusrd.
Depositors Will Be Paid 85
Cents on the Dollar 95
Cents in Prospect'
; MEDFORD, Or., April 26. An
nouncement was made this, after
noon that the Gold Hill,, bank,
closed last March by the state
banking board," when - an alleged
shortage of approximately J 10,0 00
was discovered' in the' accounts of
the former cashier.' P. H. Bell,
would be reopened May 10, with a
capital stock of $15,000 and re
serve fund of $1500. '
H. Zimmerman, an Idaho bank
er, endorsed , and approved by
State Bank Superintendent Dram
well. Will be in charge, and .has
subscribed 17000 and the balance
was, subscribed by citizens of
Gold Hill. - ;
It is said that the depositors
will receive. 85 cents on the dollar
now, with the probability later of
receiving 95 cents on the dollar
In the reorganization of the in
stitution, . 116,000 in "slow . and
doubtful paper" was culled from
the resources. .
.: The house passed a resolution
tor a child labor constitutional
amendment. . ' .
Senate and house conferees met
on the . immigration bill without
reaching a final decision.
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The McFadden banking bill was
reported ' favorably to the house
without substantial change.
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, The senate continued; consider
ation. ot the revenue bill and acted
on. a number of . minor amend
nients. - , '.. r:'
The senate adopted a resolution
citing M. S. Dangherty, brother ot
the former attorney general for
contempt. .v .
Selection of representative Bur
ton, Ohio, as temporary chairman
of the republican national conven
tion was indicated.
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H. .E. Glosser and other Mon
tana witnesses testified before the
senate'! committee inquiring into
the indictment' of Senator
4 Enforcement of Section 28." of
the merchant marine act would be
deferred until May 1, 1925, under
a resolution reported by the house
merchant marine committee. r , :.
- James R. Garfield, former sec-'
retary of the interior told the sen
ate agriculture committee the
Ford Muscle Shoals hid was con
trary" to the" spirit of the federal
water power act. . t . ,. ,
VI J ' J I 4 H h
i TnA Yin 711 'fclea-ro ri V i'
series making violent attac!.. u.
General White In an er it
head off. h la possible tr an sa
line, command end the er'i.i:
ment of an infantry brigade,!
quarters in Oregon, has tec a t
ed to the charge account cl
North Portland business firri, -the
identity of, those rcrc -for
sending It is being ests.'.::
The name of Captain Frari La
former deputy state treasurer,
forged to. the telegram.
' Will Slake it E.rcr; '-- j
Sweeping " investlg-atlc i cf
telegrams nd "letters, t: .A '1
been sent; to the war dez&it..
and to sUte officials rill f '
the case of fraud already c ..I ......
ed. General Vlte Bald.
. ."Both fraud and slander &ra 1
volved In these cases end we i
going to go to the Lottor.i
them," he stated. "I have T
the victim, along with otLcrs, t
every sort of slander and i.i': r
presentation that can be dev'
by responsible and uhscrujpul
political gangste'rs who hay a f j.
themselves unable to bend i.. j t
their will and. I have not fcerct
tore dignified the situatl:.i
the slightest attention. i:;t rc
that signatures of reputable t...
tens are being forged to bcsi
messages to the 'war dopartr
Iam compelled to pay atteat:
to the situation. In a l...
way, those interested In this cr
are among those who atterjp..
to embarrass the national f
tn the last legislature, and v
that came to nothing, tie met!
Of misrepresentation iued we
disgrace to the state. V.'hea t
grand jury In . Portia r i r
through with the bridges, I l
lieve it can find afertl!a I
among some of the rotten i
cal rookeries of , the metre; :
which specialize . in undergro
intrigue,; slander sni - i-'
spreading against tho?3 when t:
cannot control." -
; Sever'f Name Tor--
j The counterfeit telesrsn I
ing the bogus signature cf C:;
Sever was sent to the secretary '
war, April 14 and contains a vl
lent attack on the adjutant z"
eral. The; original ttl:z:-. '
dated Apr" 13. the eTi!c
shows' and this was marked c
and the date April 14 written c .
It. Although It was' st-t'-ty t
fcortb Portland branch cf t'3 I.
tal Telegraph" company. It was d;t
d "Salem' ty the operator,, T'
notation tbtt the - telegram t
charged to tLe account' cf a i
land business firm deal!- ii L
llard arid pool tables ii la c .'
handwriting,- which has t : : i :
tially identitied, the met- y'.
being typed. I The 'signature !
out the. middle Initial cf C
Sever, but identifies ti i vl". :
tltlo foltowfig h!3 nans:"
assistant treasurer, lata c : ; '
. , Detection Acci 'tx f 1
Only-; by the merest cti"--j .
the' fraud come ta l!;lt. C
Sever, a fef days ago, it i t
received a brief form 1:"
the secretary of war.s'
ing receipt d Ca;Ula -..r'j t
egram from-Salcn dated
concerning ,the transfer cf (.
White. ' Captain a er v .
closa j ?rscnal friond c .
surprise and enclos.'-.j
.(Ccitlauel ca ;:;