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THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON
"THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13. 1925
1 TO JURY TODAY
Defense "Arguments to Be
Summed Up; Kidnaping
' i Plot Is Charged
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 12.-(Py
Associated 'Press. )-Judge Victor
McLncas announced here late to-day-liiat
a night -session of court
would be held tonight tolinish de
fen?jp(4argninent9 In behalf of three
men on trial charged with plotting
to kidnap Maiy Pickiord, screen
actress and hold her .for $200,000
ransom. "V The ca.se will be aub-
nil t ted to, the Jury early tomorrow
the attorneys for CAZ. Stephens
litrlmi VUnnA mil ifMaildft Hoi-
comb, the defendants, In argu
ments before the Jury, i" They
branded the alleged Plot a r joke'
and" declared that George ? K
Home, former Los Angelea detec
tive chief, and Harry) Kaymond,
aT private investigator, engineered
the affair "to glorify themselves
by publicity"j as the saviours of
Ma ry" picfordrfrom a "kidnaping
mob." . r;- , ' j j
, The terms "stool pigeon" and
pubftcity '"1plot." thundered
turough the court room as the de
fense counsel warmed to the' con
tention' that Home and Raymond
fostered the alleged plat using
Louis Geek, police informer, and
bis liquor to steer the 'asserted
plot conversations into kidnaping
channels while the two detectives
listened. They termed j this the
talk of "a. bunch of drunks."
To support their charge that the
affair was a publicity stunt, the
attorneys pointed out that Mary
Pickford and her husband, Doug
; las Fairbanks, knew nothing of it
except what Home and; Raymond
told them, and the newspaper men
were apprised, of the forthcoming
arrest by Home live days- before
ihe capture of the trio.J
The defense attorneys told the
Jury that Home, who" never testi
fied was "ashamed io come Into
court," to tell his version. :
IThe- prosecution j argument
branded Stephens as the "brains"
of the alleged plot, who for three
years had considered kidnaping
screen celebrities finally selecting
Mlsa Pk:ord. j
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-foe ls '-.of &FcfrVw-. .1 '
spoOTs dome mom1
A woman's way. , We hear that j League under Devore and gives
expression often. Fates of Jia-1 the ex-Giant credit for teaching
states himest an.d
LEGION NINE LOSE GAME
RAKEM' TEAM DEFEATED IX
KEt OXD GAME; SCOKK 4-3
The Sa!em Legion nine dropped
their second game to the Tlaekart
Contractors of Corvallis last night
by a score df 7 to Z. The first
game, piayea nere, was lost by a
score-of 4 o-3. v;.r- . -S9e"nt
'gbXon-'to fa1 bad start
yesterday, . when Blumenberg
walfeeft'hreSn'enf with the bases
full ln,ther8t Inning. Another
balbreak locicurred I in ' the tirtb
whetr two men were on bases, and !
a third ,wa! walked. With the'
bai.fuli; the batter -hit out a
single which bounced over- the
fielder's head. This error let in
thrtq runs. , .
Proctor starred In the hitting
linfor the Legion nine, netting
three safe hits out of four times
at- bat. v The Legion team was
composed of many picK-ip men,
several of the regular string being
; unab.e to attend the game.
hsfve been settled with this ac
credited ability to work things out
in some mysterious, way.
And now we cite the case of the
Cleveland ball club. :
The clnb.is still1 owned by Mrs.
James C,' Dunn, widow of the man
who jifted the team put of the fi
nancial and playing rut.
The team has been having but
mediocre success the last couple
of seasons. Manager Speaker has
been laboring diligently, enough
but with only fair success in his
efforts to rebuild the team.
1 Of late rumors1 'have sprung up
hinting at a possible change in the
management. '; ), ; .
Now Mrs. Dunn has settled those
rumors.. How?, j . t .
By signing Manager Speaker for
next season" "while tf present one
is little more thaitbalf done. .
Which is hot-'bhly.thd Tnost em
phatic way of halting all . future
rumors bu a concrete way of ex
pressing: her, faith in Speaker.
. Babe ttuth, betftg still the.home
run king and i beHBreatest.-home
run hitter that ever lived, is qual-J
niea to, laiK b , lew mnuies, ai
least, on the matter of the ball-r-wh
ichi he has au'idercd ;daiiy';tbr
years. i'.; !".-- .' ;'
And Babe, disconnts the genepl
feeling that.tne",bali:.has been made
extremely Iivelyrjof recent yc4fs.
He points out that.the.honxe jrun
craze hds caused tmost baiters who
started out as "Choke" hitteriiQ
By Atioriat4 frtit I
Portland S-S: Oakland 2-2.
Los Angeles 7; Sacramento 4.
San Francisco 17; Salt Lake t.
Vernon 12; Seattle 2.
Philadelphia &: St. Louis 2.
New York 2: Chicago 0.
Boston 7: Detroit 2.
Cleveland - Washington, game
postponed; rain. I
lying clouds, waa suc--ful In d-
closing at Bettstad fjord 100 mllf
fro.u Etah. what appeared to be
suitable location and the- planes
were scheduled to :toye la tnat
point late last night. I .
The necessity for working rap
idly was explained heie as due tc
the lapid approach of colder
weather In the rrgloii where th
planes tre to do their exploring
LItito more than two weeks ;ot
fairly good weather remains ti
I his puriose oefcre winter benius
to tighten Its ftlsid grin on the
Brooklyn 5; Cincinnati 1,
St. Lonls 9-8; Philadelphia 2-4
Oo others scheduled.
will probably favor the policy of
cutting down federal Income taxes
He did not specifically mention
the Mellon plan. j '
PLANE BASE IS FOUND
ARCTIC EXPEDITION DISCOV
ERS LANDING LOCATION'
TAX! SYSTEM ATTACKED
COXC J R ESS3I A N HAWLEY AD
VOCATES FED- SYSTEM
him the rudiments of the game.
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I The New York state
commission, which rules boxing In
New York state with a black snake
whip, two machine ' guns i and a
sawed-off shotgun, has rightfully
been accused at times of handling
things in a high-handed manner.,
Their littto h-thit nf Hf.larinf expenses
.champions In the same manner
that most lodge committees: de
cide on a smoker has been rather
Nevertheless, some of their
moves are highly commendable.
I felt like giving three rousing
cheers fhen I read they had cut
Paul Berlenbach's part of the re
ceipts of his recent song 1 and
dance act with Young Maruljo of
New Orleans. ; : j I
Congressman W. C; Hawley, in
athletic ian address before the notary club
Wednesday noon, attacked the
present taxation system of the
state and included the methods of
expending public funds. He ad
vocated a system similar to that
used j In the handling of federal
" WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. (B
Associated Press.) Covering In
a few hours territory which ex
plorers a few years ago might
have labored over for tmnths the
airpUnes of the MacMillin Arcti
expedition have spotted a likely
loeatieu for an Intermediate bs
between Etah. Greenland, and
Capa Thomas Hubbard.
Two trips over jthe Icy mouu
tains of Ellismere lard in weath
cr that chilled to t:i none, wore
uecetry to find the landing
place. The first of trrj trips
last Saturday, carried the plane
over rugged couMry -ier befori
t rave -red by civill7ed man.
The second Journey yesterdajv.
ali)i.ugh made i difficiU by low
t i:J0 o'clock, i v
Presentation of the medals will
be made by the' Anderson-Brown
FIGHTER IS EX0N0RATED
DFUTH OF RLNO OPPONENT
NOT II LAMED TO UOXEH
PRKSCOTT. Arlt.. Aug. 12.
(By The Associated Press). Man
uel Cota, Prescott . boxer, today
was exonerated' by a coroner's
Jury of all blame in connection
with death of Frank Lewis, a Pa
nama Indian, who boxed under the
name of "Indian Mike." Lewis
died yesterday from an interna
hemorrhage said to have been
caused by a blow in the abdomen
administered by Cota during
boxing match at Jerome lat Sat
BANQUET TO BE GIVEN
LEGION NINE TO RECElVI
TROPHIES FRIDAY NIGHT
The Legion Twilight league
baseball team, city champion
will be the guests of the league
officials at a banquet at the! Spa
on Friday evening, when the
trophiea offered to the members
of the winning team will bejpre-j
rented. The banquet will Mart
fcprting eoods store who offered -the
prizes. Addresses will be
made by league representatives.
THE BLUE FRONT
liberty' and Ferry ,
CAR PUMPING OIL?
Our New McQuay N orris Ventilated Oil Kin?
is guaranteed to stop oil pumping
SMUH & WATKINS
COURT AT HIGH STREET
BEAVERS GET PLAYER
NEW OCTFIKLDER WILL RE-
I PORT FOR SUNDAY'S GAME
The fight was halted ; In, the
ninth round when the feeling had
become general that Berlenbach,
newly crowned light heavyweight
champion, was making a farce out
of it instead of giving the public
. Chief boxing ' inspector Piatt
Adam's report that, in his opinion.
neither ighter was trying to do
his best, aided, the:: commission in
their action. ;J " ' '
The only criticism that might be
attached to the move waa'in the
size 'bf the cut: "The' commission
withheld a third of the purse due
Berlenbacb." " He ought to have re
ceived nothing. :' ! ," '
!: I am firmly convinced that the
only way the necessity of fighting
"If; a 2 per cent tax eventually
takes more money out of my
pocket than a 4 per cent tax. then
the 2 per cent tax is the higher,"
he said. "I believe that the taxes
in this state are higher than Is
justified by the business. .
Hawley indicated that present
exnntiltures should be cut down,
and that taxes should be adjusted
so that a certain proportion would
be raised by each of the methods
used, "The trouble with the In?
come tax the way, this state had.
It." he said, "it just gave them
that much more money to spend
He stated that he would favor, an
income tax under the right con
Mr. Hawley indicated that he
change to ' lone handle" bitters to! can be Impressed upon most box- S
ers is through their pocketbooKs. i
PORTLAND. Aug.1 12. (By As
sociated" Press. J Lyman Lamb,
outfielder, purchased by the Port
land club or the Pacific coast
If ague' from the Tulsa, Ok!a., club
of the western league today noti
fied President Thomas L. Turner
that he had accepted terms and
would arrive in Portland in time
to' play Sunday.' r'."f "
get distance into their drive: '
; That players now prefer to be
come swatters rather than 'place
hitters is indicated1 by the fact
that there UTe no really good place
hitters In the game outside of
possibly 'Buch men as Cobb, Speak-;
er and Horn sby. These men can
drop their hits with precision.
Some thonght regarVdirig Ruth':
views makes one feel -that has at
least hit on one of. the main rea
sons for the, plague of hitting. !
Josh Devcrc,. old G!ant star, is
given- credit for starting. Sam
Wernke, stxr pitcher of thre Michigan-Ontario
League who ha? been
purchased for future delivery by
the Yankees on bis road to fame.
Wernke got his start -with the
Grand Rapfds teftrt of. the 'Central
To facilitate handling spark
plugs a wrench with a swivel han
dle has been Invented.
WERE THE FOLKS WHO
PUT THE ACTION
in the latest Oldsmobile
which splendidly reflects
Oldsmobile's policy of con
. ' stant progress. See next .
, Sunday's papers. ,
OX DS MOB It E
to take those
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There are so many places you and the
family have planned to visit some day.
Don't put it off any longer.
The stages are waiting to take you when
and where you wish. You have nothing
j to think of but to be at the depot on time.
i Make this outdoor travel a pleasure.
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Oregon Pulp & Paper Co.
i Sab-m. Oregoa x jr,
Sulphite and Manila "Wrappings, also Butchers, Wrap-,
pings, Adding Machine Paper, Greaseproof, Glassine,
Drug Bond, Tissue, Screenings and Specialties. 1 V
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One Overland Sells AnotKer !
With sales doubled and production costs reduced, Overland
prices are noy scaled down for you; TKese impressive new
low prices effective August IO.' j ! J.
Here Are Overland's New: Low, Prices:
Sedan iAu steel) $695
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Sedan . , . $645
. . $625
. . $495
i - ' r World's Lowest Priced"Cars
! rf.With Sliding Gear Transmission'.
; . : . 'Ail Prices f . o. b. Toledo
Now you can Have thVcar y 6u paymentland 78 week's for the
v wan? at the price you want iojh balance. Your present car ap-
rjay. Easy terms. Small downl plie'd .toward. purcHasc? price:-
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High Street at Trade
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