The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 18, 1925, Page 1, Image 1

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Northern Pacific Passenger
: Tram Piles Up in Ditch
Near Olympia
Keller Train With Doctor and
Nurses Speeds to Been of ,
Crash? Cause of Accident
1 1 Unknown ' v '
TACOMA, Wash.; Nor. 17 (Bjr
Associated Press.) Engineer E.
M. Putnam of Tacoma was killed,
three persons were critically in
jured, and 20 others were slightly
hart rhen "Northern Pacific train
424 Grays Harbor to Tacoma went
Into the ditch two miles east of
Olympia shortly before 7 o'clock
tonight. According to P. X. Simp
son, a " bridge " tender who was
aboard the wrecked train, the lo
comotive was on its side over an
embankment with the baggage
coach piled on top. Simpson, de
. spite' a badly injured arm, ran to
Olympia with news of the accident
and a relief train bearing doctors
and nurses was started "for the
trene. y
A partial list of casualties' given
out by the Northern Pacific dis
patcher here tonight follows:
E. M. Putnam, Tacoma, engineer
R. H. Whitman, Tacoma, fire
wan, badly bruised.
. Baker, messenger, scalded.
George Kephart, brakeman, bad
ly bruised. :." r " '.
r Mrs. Hahn, seriously injured,
in Olympia hospital.
Fifteen other' persons, more r
less injured.
All equipment and man power
available at Northern Pacific
f headquarten In Tacoma was rush
ed to the scene of the wreck. Su
perintendent W. C. Albee was in
charge of operations.
Ayellef train as well as ' the
wrecking train waa hurriedly r-
ganized as soon as the meager de
tails of the accident reached head
quarters here'. - r v ? ,
The train, consisting' of two
passenger cars, a baggage car and
. the locomotive, jumped the track
on a curve and traveled about 75
yards on the . ground before the
engine turned over.
Rescue workers sent out inuned-
' lately after the wreck found the
f engineer pinned under his cab with
only his hand protruding. .
Mrs. tLaura Hahn of Aberdeen
lies in an' Olympia hospital in a
serious condition 'from the injur
ies she suffered in the wreck, but
fate spared her year-old baby who
sat. la her lap when the ( crash
came. Although the mother is
probably the , most seriously in
jured of any of the -victims, the
tiny baby came through without
a scratch. .
: At the-hospital tonight it was
stated" Sirs. Hahn had but a slight
chance ;for recovery!, All of i the
-other injured persons, with the
exception of Mrs.' Joe Ryan, were
removed to hospitals in Tacoma
' Conductor John T. Foster of
Tacoma was in the rear coach
when the crash came. He tens a
graphic story of the disaster, "The
first idea I had or anything wrong
came with a sudden slowing down
of the train,',, he said. T "Then I
heard the engine "wheels bump
ing over the ties and knew she
was off the 'rails. I braced my
self for the shock butwhen it
came I waa powerless to help my-
self. Before I knew it our coach
was hurled over oh its side and
" we ail went down in a confusing
crash and . mixture of seats and
passengers. Then everything went
f black. ; . i -- i
"The shriek of a locomotive
whistle cut through the stupor in
I which I was lying. Although my
head was reeling with pain., that
whistle brought me to my senses-
My immediate thought was that
another train; waa tearing down
on us and would crash into the
wreckage. I fought my way free
of some wreckage and climbed out
a window. The scene was one of
Indescribable confusion. I im
mediately set about to organize
the situation and sent men in both
directions to summon help. It is
remarkable that -more were not
killed. The train .was going. 1
would judge, between SO and 35
miles an hour. There was nothing
to show what made the engine
leave the rails." :
- Fireman; Whitman was found
clear of the -wreck, where It was
-i' believed he had crawled ofter be
ing severely scalded by steam
f N. W. Baker of Seattle who was
employed In the baggage ear, was
found by rescuers in the front of
the car, where he had suffered se
vere bums from steam which had
forced Hs way Into the wrecked
coach. ? -
Application of 74 Roads f or 5 Per
cent Increase Meets With
(By Associated Press.) Livestock
and grain growers from Oregon,
Washington and Idaho, today ad
ded their protests against propos
ed fraight rate increases to those
previously voiced by. California
agricultural Interests at the hear
ing here of the interstate com
merce commission. Documentary
evidence in support of oral argu
ments against any increase in rates
and in favor of freight rate reduc
tions on certain commodities, con
tinued to pile up as the commis
sion completed Its second day of
taking testimony.
The hearing is on the applica
tion of 74 western railroads Jor a
five per cent increase on a lengthy
list of produce from points of ori
gin to specified designations, most
ly in the intermountain region.
and the application, of .certain of
the shippers for rate reductions,
principally on California decidu
ous f ruits.
Wheat growers of the north
west were pictured by Fred Ben-
nion of the Oregon wool - growers'
association of Pendleton as facing
a struggle to make ends meet
and in many instances failing in
the attempt. The cattle and sheep
industries he said,' were in better
shape than the wheat growers, but
were not enjoying such prosperity
as would warrant their paying ad
ditionai freight rates.
L. P. Campbell of the Oregon
state .highway commission added
his voice to the volume of protest
ants with the claim that contem
plated highway work in hisrstate
would be curtailed if the proposed
freight rate increases went into ef
fect. He explained that increases
on such commodities as gravel and
surfacing oil would cut down the
mileage of roads which the state
plans to build and for which funds
are limited.
Requesting that the attention of
business men be called to the As
sociated Charities annual member
ship cards, at present on sale at
the Buster Brown Shoe Store, Mrs.
John A. Carson, president of the
organization, last night issued the
following statement:
"Forecasts point to a cold win
ter. . Money with which to buy
food for the poor must be secured.
Our source of income lies in the
sale of these membership cards
which -guarantee no other solici
tation will be made during the
year. Immediate response is need
ed that adequate funds may be on
hand. Food prices are rising, and
the poor have little with which to
buy." ,
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17.
(By Associated Press.) Rollin
Caughey, 74, well known newspa
per editor and one of the first
chalk artists on the Pacific coast.
died here today. Mr. Caughey
was born at Seville, Ohio, Febru
ary 22, 1851. When 13 years old
he ran away from home and en
listed in the federal army as a
drummer boy. He came to the
Pacific coast in August, 1889, was
employed first on San Francisco
newspapers after which for about
nine years he was a staff artist for
the San Jose Mercury. Mr.
Caughey came, to Portland about
25 years ago and became a sketch
artist for Pdrtland Telegram.
He is survived by a widow and
a son, Arlington Rollins Caughey,
an architect in New York City.
ROSEBURG. Ore., Nov. 17.
(By Associated Press). Six gon
dolas and flat cars belonging to
the Southern Pacific;; company
were wrecked today on the spur
track, leading to the lime quarry
above Carnee station. The cars,
which were being switched on a
grade, broke loose from the train
and gathering great momentum in
a long, wild dash down the track,
finally leaped the rails and piled
up in a heap of wreckage. " For
tunately - none of the 'workmen
were on the cars and no one was
Injured.. '-. .' j '.
SEATTLE, Nov. 17. Caught in
a severe storm off Cape Blanco
last night; which disabled her en
gine, the roast guard'eatter Smith
was taken in tow by the steam
ship Celilo.
Son of Aristocracy Confess
es to Swearing to Five
Untrue Statements
Intimate Details Are Laid Bare
Before World in Suit to Annul
Marriage With Young
Negro Wife
WHITE PLAIN'S, N. Y., Nov. 17
(By Associated Press). Com
edy and pathos chased each other
across the stage of the Rhine
lander annulment suit today inter
spersed with moments when the
crowded courtroom gasped at
frank test'jaony on the art of love
It was a day of mental torture
for Leonard Kip Rhinelander. the
younger son of an aristocratic
family, who seeks to win freedom
from his wife, Alice Beatrice
Jones, negro maid servant and
daughter of a hack driver.
Subjected to a merciless cross
examination, young Rhinelander
admitted swearing to five false
hoods, admitted that he had been
infatuated with his wife and that
he had taken the initiative in love
Stammering and hesitating, he
waded through a series of inti
mate questions concerning his re
lations with her and his own love
life. Yet when the day had ended
almost his last statement was that
he wanted to go on with the suit.
The comedy note was. struck
this morning when Al Jolson,
blackface comedian, took the stand
to deny that he had ever met Alice
as she had intimated In one of her
letters read several days ago.
Jolson protested that he had
never met her, that his life had
been made miserable since her
letter was published and that his
wife doesn't talk to him because
of it. . "I'm glad this is straight
now," he said. "Maybe I can eat
breakfast at home tomorrow.
Everytlme I walk from my dress-
ing f room, the orchestra plays
Alice. Where Art Thou'?"
It was in the bill af particulars I
that Rhinelander admitted to five
falsehoods, all of them concerned
with the time when he first began
to suspect Alice had negro blood.
At first he said he suspected in
1922, long before the marriage,
then he said it was in March 1925
when he was shown her birth cer
tificate. The latter time he finally ad
mitted was correct. The bill of
particulars, he admitted, was
sworn to by him, although he
knew it was false in several para
graphs. Today marked the beginning of
the introduction of Leonard's love
letters to Alice. -Only nine of
them were read and none con-
f Continued on 8
Local Business Men Ask That This City Enter Growii-In-t lie-Open
Blooms in Portland Display on November 23
"Let Salem help tell if with Roses," an article printed
In yesterday's Statesman has, as an echo, a demand that
Salem actually be represented in the Thanksgiving Rose
Show to be given November 23, in Portland, under the
auspices of the Progressive Business Men's Club.
Among smaller Oregon cities, Albany, Marshfield and
Roseburg last year sent rbses to show that flowers bloom
in November as truly Is in June. Salem, with her
gardens and blossoms, should do no less than send her
late flowers to add to the annual display. Such was the
sentiment expressed by Gideon Stolz, yesterday.
"Anyone having late roses suitable for display need
only phone 380," said C. F: Breithaupt, florist, last night.
"Our wagons will be sent anywhere within the city limits
to collect the flowers which we will see are forwarded,
In good condition to the Portland authorities.
This cooperation makes possible the collection and
forwarding of Salem's roses, that have been spared by
the weather. Hot house flowers are not to be shown.
Real grown-in-the-open beauties are wanted.
American Legion May Use School
. Gymnasium for Basketball
The regular annual advertised
meeting of taxpayers to approve
or disapprove of the school budget
recently passed upon by the school
board and the budget committee
will be held Tuesday eyening, De
cember 8, according to a decision
reached last night by the school
board in special session.
R. K. Bassett, representing tht
American Legion, appeared before
the board and asked that the mat
ter of allowing the Legion's bas
ketball team to use the high
school gymnasium be reconsid
ered. At its last regular meeting
the board decided to bar the gym
from public use because the short
ness of funds for the year requires
economy that will not permit, of
excess costs of lighting and
tor service. Bassett assured the
board that the Legion is willing to
defray the expenses of keeping
open the gym the two nights a
week they would practice, and
further assured them that he
would see to it personally that the
use of tobacco and discarding of
cigarette stubs on the premises
would be prohibited during the
time the Legion should occupy the
building. The matter was referred
to the building committee and the
superintendent with the sugges
tion that a regular rate be charged
for the use of the gym and that
those clubs willing to pay the rate
be permitted the use of the gym
Miners who send messages of
sympathy to a public without fuel
are likely to be requested to kind
ly omit flowers.
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Twenty-nine Local Firms Arrange
for Booths in Industrial
Reports from the various com
munities that held individual corn
shows preliminary to the big corn
show to be held in the Armory
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
under the auspices of the Cham
ber of Commerce indicate that the
exhibits for the big show will be
better this year than ever before.
The Salem shoy will open at 10
o'clock Thursday morning, and
will be held each of the three days
from 10 o'clock in the morning to
10 o'clock at night. By noon to
day tne framework will ba erected.
It is reported that the following
will be exhibitors at the annual
jani-iMarion County Corn Show and In
dustrial Exhibit: Valley Packing
company; H. E. Rideout; Capital
City Cooperative creamery; Giese
Powers Furniture company; Salem
Brick and Tile company; Capital
City Bedding company; T. M.
Barr; C. F. Breithaupt; Brink
Brothers; The Spa; F. H. Berger;
Salem Baking company; Marion
Creamery company; Pearcy roth
ers; Cherry Cityi Baking company;
Gunnell & Robb Studio; Cherry
City Milling company; Western
Dairy Products company; Lloyd
Lee; J. W. Maruny; Willamette
Valley Prune association; Salem
Fluff Rug Works; Hull Top Shop;
Oregon Gravel company; Willam
ette Grocery company.. Salem
Wicker Furniture Mfg. company;
H. L. Stiff Furniture company;
Fred Browning, Route No. 3 ;
Middle Grove Nursery.
Complete Exodus Planned
According to Foreign Of
fice Correspondence
Signing of Locarno Treaty Said
to Demonstrate German
Republic Is Willing
to Cooperate
LONDON, Nov. 17. (By Asso
ciated Press.) Important corres
pondence issued by the foreign
office tonight, embodying the
substance of recent conversations
of the ambassador's conference
with Germany shows that It has
been decided not only to complete
the evacuation of Cologne, or the
first zone, by February 20, but
also to reduce the occupying
forces shortly in the second and
third zones to conform with the
pre-war strength of the German
garrisons, to vacate the land and
buildings and abolish many war
ordinances and restore the juris
diction of the German courts, ex
cept in cases of a pronounced
military nature.
The documents emphasize that
the allies in thus showing confi
dence in the good will of the
German, government and people
are anticipating reciprocation of
such confidence and good will.
i ne principal documents are
two notes signed by M. Briand,
French foreign minister in behalf
of the conference dated Novem
ber 14 and November 16. The
former states that the conclusion
of the Locarno agreements test!
tifies to the desire to introduce a
spirit of good will and confidence.
Confident that the German gov
ernment will reciprocate these
sentiments, the note announces
the decision to introduce into the
occupations alleviations compat
ible with the treaty of Versailles
The note, recalling the conces
sions already announced intimates
that the Rhineland commission is
prepared to grant large measures
of amnesty on sufficient' assur
ance being given by Germany
with regard to the position of In
dividuals having relations with
the occupying armies.
The Rhineland commission
furthermore, has a plan of far
reaching importance under agree
ment, having a two fold purpose,
first a considerable reduction in
the number of occupying troops
and second, the taking of all
measures within the frame work
of the Rhineland agreement to
facilitate the free exercise of Ger
man administration in the occu
pied territories.
The note indicates the advant
ages of the foregoing to the Ger
man population and its relations
with the occupying forces that
the reduction in troops to figures
approaching normal will enable
the return of lands and public
buildings heretofore used for bil
leting troops and the suppression
of system delegates entrusted with
liaison duties between the occupy
ing troops and the former authori
ties. "
Arrangements will be made
to bring within the purlieu of
German jurisdiction certain cate
gories of cases which are now
within the competence of military
courts. Finally the ordinances in
force will be revised in the same
spirit of confidence and appease
ment. '
The high commission, it is de
clared, has been authorized to de
fine the views of the interested
governments and take all meas
ures necessary to bring this new
regime into force and it is added
that the German government will
doubtless afford the commission
the fullest cooperation in the ex
ecution of these measures.
"In this manner," the note con
tinues, "the governments partici
pating in the occupation demon
strate their desire to follow very
liberal policy in the Rhineland
territories. - They rely on the good
will and collaboration of the Ger
man- authorities and population to
facilitate the task of the occupy
ing authorities as regards public
order, security and the needs of
the army and confidently rely on
the belief ' that this cooperation
will not be lacking."
OLYMPIA. Nov. 17. -(By Asso
ciated Press). The state highway
commission today announced for
mal approval . of the construction
of a toll bridge across the Colum
bia river between Longvlew,
Washv and Rainier, Ore, Cost Of
construction is estimated at 3,
17. Ground -will , be broken to
morrow'' for the new Walla Walla
general hospital, which is esti
mated to cost $200,000. ' 1 '
Notices Mailed by W. W. Fox,
Rural Supervisor ; Entire
Membership Wanted.
A meeting at which the school
principals of Marion county : will
adopt the new constitution of the
association, and also elect: a dele
gate to the Oregon State Teachers
association convention iff Port
land, will be held in the Salem
public library on Saturday, Nov.
21, at 2 o'clock. Notices were
mailed yesterday to all principals
of the county by W W, Fox, rural
school supervisor and secretary of
the association. ' . -
The meeting promises to be one
of the most important ever held.
and a one hundred per cent at
tendance is expected. There are
67 principals in the county,
air. amun. assistant state scnooi
n . t . . . 1 . I
Biinerlntonriant will gMrau
association, and other sneakers
have also been secured for the
day. A special musieal program
i t i a I .
nas ueea oominea oy viuya ".
miner, principal ui me .niuuie i
Much has been done by the
principals' association in promot-l"
ing inter-relationship between the I
schools or the county ana tnis nas
Wn rtpmnnstratpri hv dnrlamatorv I
contests and various athletic
ovont. At the mtine on Satnr-
At the meeting Ob Satur
day steps will be taken to encour
age social activities between the
schools. ' -
W. A. Davenport, principal of
the Lincoln school in Salem, is
president of the association.
PLYMOUTH, Vt., Nov. 17. (By
Associated Press.) The condition
of Colonel John Coolidge, father
of the president, has taken a turn
for the worse, and is now serious,
his physician, Dr. A. M. Cram of
Bridsrewater. said today. The
heart block" from which he.has
suffered, became more pronounced
yesterday -and today and he has
been ordered , to abstain from,, 5U
unnecessary, activity. '
Dr. Cram said that Colonel
Coolidge, although not In a crit-
ical state was less well than lie
has been at any time since last
summer. The physician is making
two calls daily to the Coolidge
home and will go there again to
morrow morning
Dr. Cram has as yet taken no
steps to cair in the advisers who
were in consultation with him last
spring, including the president s
physician, Major James F, Coupal.
"I don't think it is serious
enough yet," he said. "I have The Lenape was reported head
ordered him to take a complete ed toward Delaware breakwater in
rest for the past few days because a race for life and half a dozen
he has not -been in the best of ships within, the radius of 100
health. His old trouble seems to miles were converging toward her
have returned but although there in a concerted effort to prevent a
is no way of forecasting what turn recurrence of the fire a montv ago
it may take, I do not believe there
are as yet any critical develop
ments in sight."
The Aumsville Community club
is to be organized this evening at
Aumsville. Prof. H. R. Hyslop of
OAC will attend and will take up
the matter of selecting acreage for
a demonstration station for flax
Prof. Hyslop and Prof. ' Jardine
met two weeks ago, and the meet
ing tonight is the result of that
meeting.. All the flax growers in
the southern part of the county
are Invited to attend the meeting
this evening. The selection of
Aumsville as the demonstration
site is fortunate for that commun
ity as the demonstration will be
conducted by OAC in an endeavor
lo nd; besrmeodsraisl
ing flax.
Paul. F. nrria, first lieutenant
of Compa 162nd infantry, has
been elects japtain of the organ -
ization to sncceed Capt. Paul Hen- The flames originated In a
dricks," who recently was placed building where a. .quantity of ma
upon the reserve list at his own terial and' machinery need in dock
request, following active command
during the past three years. .; ;
Captain Burris has been with
the Salem - military organization
for the last 'four-Tears, He served
with old M company on the bor -
der and is a veteran of the World
war.-, '
PITTSBURGH, Not. 17. Norman
A. Ross, the well known swimmer
of the Detroit Athletic club, wfll
attempt to swim the English chan
nel next Jtur,;'; , . -
Si I E
Passenger Liner Is f Ablate
From Stem to Stern; Lives .
of .200 Are Imperiled;
Panic . Reigns as Ship
Dashes for. Shore
Crazed -Passengers JninD Into
Water as Furnace Heat Be
come Unbearable; 'Dark- ' .
ncss Hampers Rescue ',
LEWES, DeL, Nov. : 18. (By
Associated Press.) The Clvde
UnM. TjMiniv. hnjl vf n
. i - w
aa,n 3:J o'clock itMa mom-
n1 passengers were report-
fed by shore observers to be hann
UK over the sides and puttlnir
rr ",,' . .
off in several small boats. Three
Doais PPwUr Ufe coats from
liner, were la the water be
ing filled.
The nnot hoat Phiiuiu
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th Veue Kickipoo
was standing; fcy , taking passen
gers aboard. Other life boats from
the Lenape were going Into the
The liner was In flames from
stem to stern. '
The wind is blowing from the
stern of the ship, streaming the
The ' liner appeared . half con-
stuned. Her stacks and her maat
had fallen. Filled rescue boats
were heading for Queen Anne pier
here. It appeared from shore
that many passengers had slipped
into the water. Whether they
were being picked np could not be
determined pending the. arrival of
boats at the pier.
At 4 as a, ra- the ship was a
mass of flamesaBdV tromthe
coast ruard station no.Um.r
wer nV ionrr
8ides No boats had yet come in.
All appeared W be cruising about
the burning shin '
NEWyYORK,'Jov. 17. (By As
sociated Press). Headed" toward
land and safety with about 200
passengers aboard. the 'steel
steamer Lenape, fifth of the Clyde
I liners to he menaced by' fire with-
in recent years, was ablaze tonixht
eight miles southeast of Fire
Fathom light.
In which; the .Comanche, another
Clyde, liner, r was burned to ' the
water line.
Early reports told that at the
time the Lenase sent en t Its RCWt
calls the Old Dominion liner Ham
1 ilt&n was only -14 miles from the
sone of the fire.
At 1:30 a. m. the firt was be
lieved to be under controL 'At
j that hour the Lenape was 14 miles
from the Delaware breakwater.
Wireless reports said that she had
declined assistance offered by a
numoer. or snips which were
standing by.
NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 17.-
Associated Press). - Spreading
with unusual rapidity, fire break-
tb l
uockb lomgm cansea aamage esti
mated at more than"! 2,000,000 be-
fnro it, van luKniil 4a V a w vl
bghtrcoor -
Famed; by 'high windsr the
flames threatened millions' ol doJV
Iars in coffer and other merchan
dise stored i temporarily on the
docks. . The. great -wholesale and
business district 'ef the city ; was
1 for a time threatened " '
I repairs . and replacements ' were'
stored, and 'within ten- minutes-
j had -spread -rapidly tvera ;fivei
block section of the waterfront ;
j A network - of railroad tracks.
i lying between the -business section
proper and the docks, hampered
fire -department apparatus, from
reaching, the scene .which permit
ted the fire te sain added head
way. , - . - - '
One ship, a . freighter, .Was
moored r- at the s dock where the.
flames - were first "discovered - butt
was saved by being cut loose and
towed down the river. -