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''Bavins: Gmen and- Mis ' Elying-iMdchin:9: by Rev.. Ernest ff.:Bhaj!c
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CLEAN AND VIGO RO U S
SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER Id,' 1926
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Day by - B Semple McBMfsgn CukmM
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Birds Can Fly So Why
Swimmers, by Drowning and Pneumonia,
Medical Student's Love :
" Ends in Tragic Romance
Can't I", Spurs Study
Search for Evangelist's Body, Tragic Markers
He Jumped From the Roof, Flapped His Wings, Fell Hard and
People Laughed, but Others Took Up the Idea
and Inventions Followed
o By Ernest H Shanks.!
"Birds can 'fly! So why can't I?" So Darius Green set
about to solve the problem of flying a long time ago. Darius
was a real prophet and no mistake. People laughed at him and
called him a simpleton. So were the Wright brothers. So
were Robert Fulton and a lot of otherswho live a long time
ahead of their age.
Now Rartus was a genius even if he was a bit queer, at
least so I .suspect. At the risk of making up some of the
story, I am going to tell it as I learned it when a boy. Darius'
father was a carpenter and had a shop and all sorts of tools.
nanus nicea to timcer wun tne toois ana maKe things, ne
made many queer contraptions. There was an old "loft
over the work shop where Darius used to make his things,
One day Darius was lying under the old apple tree out in
the orchard dreaming day dreams; and he dreamed one that
was sure-to come true. He saw: a robin fly from tree to. tree.
He watched the pretty Redbreast hop about and fly up and
down and across. I-That made Darius think. After a bjt he
said out loud, "Birds can fly. Why can't I ?" Well, of course
birds had wings and Darius did not. ,f He was much larger
than the birds, but larger wings could be built. Birds made
their wings eo up and down when they were flying. He
fcould make his arms go up and down, too.
Some how or others the dream just stuck in Darius' head
i and he thought it over, every day. Then one day he decided
he would make a pair of wings for himself and fly just like a
bird. So with some boards and straps he made a very ingen
ious pairof wings and arranged to fasten them o n his arms.
It took a long-time to get them made up right, ana Darius
worked very hard every day m the od "loft over the carpen
When at last they were completed, Darius asked one of
his neighbor boys to come over and watch him fly. bo Jim
Jones, let us call him that just so he will have a name, came
nvpr to see the flvincr machine that Darius had built. Darius
got out on the shed-roof beside the shop and fastened the
wings on very careiuiiy ana stooa near tne eage oi tne rooi.
. ' - . . - i m 11 A ' 1 ,MJ1.4.
Jimwas aown oeiow, eageny waning Mor wie tnai lugnu
Vhen all was ready, Darius said :
jgfc ''Birds can fly! So why can't I?"
Jim said: -f
"Now you look Dri ! The shed is high,
And you'll be an angel, by and by."
Witb'"aT)iif3'nipriu3 sprang from the rooFahd flapped
his wines. Of course he came down with an awful thump,
and he was pretty badly hurt. Something went wrong and
the flying machine-did not work as he had planned. People
laughed at him and called him names, and his people had to
say that he could never try that again. So his invention fell
thmntrh : Rut the. dream lasted- Others dreamed it after
him, and he' was really a true prophet. ' ;
T nnre knew a bov who tried to make a bicycle. He did not
rail it that: for he had never seen such a thing. But he had
the idea. With two large wheels from an old hay rake which
had broken down and was thrown aside, this boy made a most
wonderful bicycle, a two-wheel machine which he could make
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Jugoslavia Queen, Rich,
Youngest Ruling Woman
At Age of 25. Finds Herself Ruler of 16,000,000 Persons but
: Is Separated From Them by Ignorance of
.' Their Language
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BELGRADE. Queen Marie of Yugo-Slavia, daughter of
Queen Marie Of Roumania and youngest reigning woman sov
ereign in the world, is a-timid and melancholy young woman.
At the age of 25; she finds herself the ruler of 16,000,000
LOS ANGELES, ept. 17. (AP) Chronology of the
Aimeeemple McPherson case follows :
May 14: Kenneth G. Ormiston, former radio operator at
Angelus Temple rents cottage at Carmel, Cal., 300 miles north
May 18: Aimee Semple McPherson disappears at sea
shore, Ocean Park, near here,' her secretary announcing she
was last seen in surf at 2 p. m.
May 19 : Begoggled woman enters cottage at Carmel rented
by Ormiston at 3 :00 a. m. Mrs. Minnie Kennedy, evangelist's
mother, declares she believes daughter drowned. Has search
in surf started,
May 20: Culver City police officer and wfe report having
seen two women in machine, one resembling Mrs. McPherson,
traveling towards Los Angeles two hours after time of dis
appearance. May 18.
May 22: Ormiston visits Los Angeles but departs before
seeing District Attorney Keyes.
May 24 : First of two tragic deaths occurs !n hunt for body
in surf, Robert Browning, swimmer, seeking body, being
May 30 : Mrs. Kennedy expressed belief that her daughter
was in the "arms of Jesus."
May 31 : Second death in sea search, Ed Harrison, father
of two children and professional diver, dies of pneumonia con
tracted while swimming in a search for the body.
June 2: Police detectives begin investigation of several
reports that the evangelist had been seen alive.
June,3: City and county investigators express belief evan
gelist is alive.
June 23 : Evangelist appears tat Agua Preta, Mexico,
across the line from Douglas, Arizona, telling that she had
escaped from three kidnapers, walking 20 miles across the
June 24: Chief of City Detectives Herman Cline and the
deputy district attorney departed for Douglas, Arizona, to
question the evangelist.
June 26: The evangelist tr'umphantly returned to Los An-
June 28 : Deputy District Attorney Ryan declares kidnap
ing story a myth and opens investigation of reports evange
list had been seen at several coast towns with Ormiston.
Emil Balaneseu, Six Years in America, Apparently "Inspired
by a High and Holy Zeal to Administer Treat-;
ments, Death Follows -' -
CLEVELAND, O.-The enthusiasm of a young medical
student for the science of medicinal treatments is believed
to have brought about the death of the girl he loved. " r
Miss Dorothy Kirk was a pretty young Cleveland sten
ographer, 21. Emil Balaneseu,; six years in America after
his education, medical and otherwise, in Paris, js -still study
ing medicine in a Cleveland universitv. His father is em-
ine evangelist ana ner motner return to JLrougias, ployed in a local drug store.
Arizona, to hunt for shack i11 Mexican desert where she had
been held prisoner. Fail to f'nd it. ' J'--
July 8: Investigation taken before county grand jury.
July 15: Three witnesses testify before girand jury, they
saw evangelist alive and in company with, two or three per
sons at the time she asserted she was held prisoner in the
Mexican desert. -
July 20 : District attorney's investfgaUon develops tip that
strange couple occupied Carmel cottage for 1.0 days imme
diately after May 18 disappearance of the evangelist;
July 25; Ryan and Cline visit Carmel cottage, find Bible
and grocery order list which handwriting experts say Is chir-
ography of evangelist.
July 30 : Affidavit prepared by Ormiston in Chicago states
occupant of cottage was not Mrs. McPherson but a "Miss X.M
August 5 : Mrs. Lorraine Wiseman-Sielaf f notifies author
ities it was her sister who occupied Carmel cottage with-Or
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MAY BE ONLY MONDAY
TO MOST FOLKS
BUT, FOR SEVERAL thous-
nad Salem school kids it's blue
ONE OF THE greatest pres-
ent day curiosities is the can
didate who has actually read
ACCORDING to statistics
there are only about a thous
and women engaged in the
mining industry-in this coun
try What about the gold
Ode to a Landlady
Last month's rent.'
IN THESE DAYS of short
skirts, rolled -hose, etc., it is
much more difficult to conceal
the family skeleton. .
MANY A person who boasts
of being open minded is also
empty minded. - -
A HOUSEWIFE'S cooking
ability can generally be judg
ed by the number of empty, tin
cans in the garbage container.
THE TENDENCY of present
day voters to vote for the man
rather than the party has tak
en the "it" out of'vote it
THERE'S ONE thing about a
radio announcer . . . when he
says good night he means it.
AND SPEAKIN' of "radios, its
tough to be in a crowd of radio
fans when you speak only En
glish. , .
IT SEEMS TO ME that folks
lived just as long ln the days
when they didn't know or care
whether or not four out of
five have it.
"EUGENE MAN POURS IL
LICIT LIQUOR IN SINK,"
says a headline. Possibly that
accounts for this river pollu
tion. TO SOME MEN, their wife's
name in the society columns
is no compensation for a late
THERE'S ONE SUBSTI
TUTE that has never fooled
anyone; and thafs a bald
AND bn second thought there
is another . . . a dyed mous
curealls lived up to their ad
vertising - the undertakers
would starve to death.
1 rirJAKU A LAUi who re
turned her new electric wash-i
er to the dealer complaining
that when she tried to get in
the thing the paddles knocked
her off her feet.
The boy's zeal as a fledgling practitioner of the medical
science and his consideration for the petty physical com
plaints of Miss Kirk prompted him it is believed, to prescribe
cures which, taken mdiscriminately and in too, great quanti
ty, brought about the death of the girl. v-.";-.!::";
This is the only way that Coroner A. P. Hammond, City
Chemist Harold J. Knapp and police, from information so far
available, can explain the peculiar circumstances of the girl's
illness and death. . -
City chemists questioned Balaneseu and said they got
admissions from him -that Miss Kirk had taken a number
of medicines on his advice. ..; - . :
y Balaneseu is a puzzle to all the investigators. The young
medical student, according to Dr. Knappi apparently was "in
spired by a high and holy zeal" to administer medicines.
So far the investigators have no evidence that Miss Kirk
was given any kind of active poison, f Balaneseu admitted,
however, according to police, that he given her a number
of medicines that, while not poisonous in themselves,' were
active therapeutically and, if taken promiscuously, or in too
large quantities would produce illness. 5 u. .
The youth declares. he had no intention or idea of making
Miss Kirk ill, much less causing her death. '
City chemists are working, to J analyze -and isolate the
various medicines, of which traces', were found in tlie girl's
stomach. It may be impossible", however, to determine just
What medicine or drug, was the cause of death. Dr. Knapp
said, and it mav be that death wili be attributed tn tha indis.
criminate conglomeration of medicines. . i .
Some of the pills Miss Kirk had taken were to allay a:
fever,, many were laxatives or -tonies and some were for dys-,
pepsia; All the medicines that the-chemists have identified'
are known as proprietary medicines and can be purchased in
drug stores by .anyone, but generally are purchased only on
a physician's advice. - ! ; :
Balaneseu s knowledge of -medicine, gamed "iir TOdy In v"
Paris before coming to the United States with his family sev- .
eral years 'ago, and since then through" study at a medical
college and through work in several pharmacies, is believed
by police to have heightened his curiosity.
Police expect to detain him until naalysis of. the girls
vital organs and the thirty or forty different varieties oi
medicines found at his home is completed. -
There is a growing tendency to believe there was no cnmV
inal intent involved in the tragedy.
SOME MEN have but one
terest in life The kind
their money brings them.
J 22 Years of Make Believe
Awaiting New Dramas
A REAL MODEL husband is
a working model.
The Busy Reader's Newspaper
Masks, Furniture, Costumes Stowed Away not to Be Used
Again Till Some New Play Requiring Period
Properties Is Found i
Published In. the Interest of those eking fall and accurate surrey of the
week's local developments
Monday, September 13
a z rtisvOT. j..u xi 1 1 .
" uiuw was ueait. me recent anarrmenr nnnsA nnmmn
handed down by Fred A. Williams, citv flttnmw whon Ufavni
uuu f w?ojr; v vc iiieenug oi me ciiy pxannmg ana zoning
KS' SeP-- them b7 her 7eetia?es iSWttlSS
From the time she was 16, her mother trained her in all 7rr " j "If" "f "ie iesai Ve"n:
, j i i ..u 4. t. v. 1 - j I. I ui utvcuixjif iu iiiciuueu apanmeni nouses, ana mat
iiiuuciu uueeuiy uuuca, uui. biic tuum icatii iicr Uduxntci 1 1 , j - . . ..
to overcome the characteristics which now appear to make l lol7ioLvncu ana zomng ss naa no author
w ufli iorti,M . : lty to regulate them.
With her husband,' King Alexander, son of old King Peter
of Serbia, Mane occupies a $3,000,000 palace ra Belgrade. But
she has extremely simple and democratic tastes, -and her
friends say she would prefer to livein a small cottage in the
country, where she could devote all her time to the care and
rearing of her 3 year old son. Crown Prince Peter IL
Marie finds the business of maintaining a court irksome
and tedious, her friends say, and she therefore seldom enter
tains or gives receptibnos.;' Her one and only interest in life,1
uoMiGf u uci uauj, Ji piiMowiiw, wynHWf BV.--VWJi mtkman W C TTatW nAAnr.BA o.l " 1 i
who has an English nurSe and American picture books and " e" ll i r winrawcr
toys. EngUsh is the only language he knows.. . , i-ZtL: ""rTZJLZ."rZ "."i"-
The nttpon invHtpH ho, mrrpannnrlpnt tn fpo of the Pa are P: c"cu '""" wuaiucsa, auu mis con-
in IWr,a,l ,n,Ho J.'Wm'rfM.nnflff QKiif so anf i i prevail wim au.iuruwr iax reauciions aown to a
a 'ZZl y. ' ' tu I pomt where the Jaw of diminishing returns begins to annlv
Counting all equipment of colleges, academies, nublic
scnoois ana iiDranes, saiem has the best educational nlant in
the state. The city is not too large to have anv detrimental
influences on the attending school population. The auestion
arises, is the city, with an investment of around $3,000,000
in its educational plant, getting the best possible product
irom tne present system ana the money expended on training
ine younger generation r H -
The present question facing the national government is
shall we reduce taxes further in 1927, ' according to Con
when the correspondent entered was anything but regal.. A
dressmaker's papiermache form of a female figure, coveted
with a white bodice, appeared in a corner, several trunks re
mained opened, and personal clothing hung in disarray about
the room. Her Majesty apologized for the appearance of the
rfj'lace, saying she and the king had just returned from a long
'Trip into the interior, I v'-: i ' ,T ; ; ': ! r: - , r
A colored handkerchief was worn' around -her head to
conceal her bobbed hair, which she feels does not quite become
a queen. , . ; ''-. ':.'
The three year old Crown Prince played with a coal
scuttle near the fire, and managed to make, himself look like
a chimney sweep. , .4; - --y -
"He won't even Jook at his regular toys," said the? queen,
"but insists t)n playing with coal, mud;; paint,' and everything
else he ought jiot to play with In that respect I suppose he's
like any ordinary boy? - - ?r:-.
When the correspondent suggested that American readers
would like to know from her how it felt tojrbe queen. Her
Majesty laughingly said: ; ? '-'. I !rf r ' -r, -
"Well, I can tell you there isn't much fdn in it. y lts some
times more difficult to be a good mother than a queen. 1 This
Tuesday, September 14
The "flax prices to the growers will be the same for the
1927 crop as for this year's crop. The state is now readv to
contract with farmers for the 1927 crop. Double the acreage
grown this year will be taken on. The above facts were an
nounced following a meeting of prominent flax growers-from
the Willamette valley, at the state penitent'arv. - ,
The problem of how to take care of . the 30 or 40 hitrh
school students who used the school car on the Oregon Elec-
X ! At A it 1 .
inc railway tnat was taxen on tne run recently, was referred
to George Hug, school superintendent, at the school board
meeting, and he was given authority to take the matter, un
with the public service commission in an effort to solve it.
jviandaraas proceedings .were filed in the state sunreme
court here by, Robert N. Stanfield, independent candidate for
United States; senator, to compel Sara A. Kozersecretary of
state, to place after his name on the ballot the words "Freed
om FromtDictatorshipv The 'writ was made returnable by
the court on September 20.. , - a-1 ' .V-,...-", . .
. .Wednesday, September 15
The tatg: highway. cgrnnussion refuse tq ; approve - the
boundaries of the proposed Falls City-Siletz-Newport road
improvement district. The purpose of the district was to
construct a highway from Falls City -to Newport via Siletz
ana vaisetz. ihe proposed road would shorten materially
the distance between Northern Willamette valley points and
I. L. Patterson has made public an open letter to Governor
waiter m. .fierce, replying to a recent invitation that he enter
a public discussion of election issues. The letter calls par
ticular attention to Patterson's platform, and intimates that
governor Jrierce had not read it.
Thursday, September 16
With an expected registration of between 500 and 600 in
the college of liberal arts, Willamette university will open for
the tail season Monday morning. Registration will last three
days Monday, Tuesday, and , Wednesday and classes will j
Court street between High and Commercial will be ilium-?
mated for annual fall window display week until it looks like
Broadway in NewTork, it was announced following a meeting
of the Salem Ad club in the Hotel Marion. The PEP com
pany is cooperating with lhe club m installing 16,600-watt
lights along the two blocks. ' ;
Lightning instantly killed Edith Pokorney, 15, and her
aunt, steiia .FoKorney, as, of vvoodburn, at 2 :30 o clock in the
NEW YORK. Aug. 28. The relics of 22f vears of maTce.
believe lie in a large building in West Thirty-ninth street,
awaiting the plays which will call them forth again as staire
The building, the largest of its kind, contains the nroner-
ties from Shubert shows estimated to total between 600 and
800. There are rusted oinards and masks, dusty furniture
and countless odd pieces mingled in orderly confusion.
The furniture is unusually complete, comprising beds of all ;
kinds and periods, antique and modern chairs and tables and "
even half a do2en bath-tubs. The last named, however.-ran
provide only an effect and not a bath, as they are made of ;
The recent series of costume pieces and period plays also
is evidenced by an abundance of gilded Louis XV chairs and
consoles. Antedating these are much carved samples of the
Renaisance period. - ' . ' ; . . . s ..
No pretensions as to their genuineness is made. but the
correctness is impeccable, most of the pieces having been
made in the company's shops after originals;
The top; floor contains innumerable odds and ends, from "
dishes to spears and swords, and from flowered watering Dots
to busts of famous persons, Hanging from the ceiling is a
mouse's head large enough to fit a man's, which 18 years ago
topped the make-up of De Wolf Hopper in "Mr. Pickwick."
Many famous shows of by-gone days, together with soma "
stars, are recalled in this assemblage. .;. ,
"La Belle Paree," which opened the Winter Garden a trifle
over 15 years ago is there, as is "The Revue of Revues" which
followed it. The objects of art which John Emerson, as auc
afternoon aa ihev stonH hndpr n?frA in nn attpmnt tr trin
shelter from a storm that suddenly swept' through the valley, tioneer, sold in 1 'The 'Blue Mouse," are- mingled with the
Vt A .-Am Mm- m . mv 'I " v - . - " i " - " . - -
lsie KnKornpv. I4wa.4 tflk-pn tn a lnral hnsnifai fliiffprintr i tutiua.
from burns on both legs and from shock: i Antoinette Pokor-
ney, 11, knocked unconscious, was burned on one leg. A dog;
with the party was instantly killed; :
Friday, September 17?, s
Names of 31 veniremen for the October term, of Marion
county circuit court were publicly drawn from the jury panel
by u. U. Boyer, county clerk, and wereannounced by; O. U.
Bower, sheriff, at the court house. . r i " . :
t . Marshall Peters, 9, son of Mr. and MrsJ R.F. Peters, 1191
North! Capitalstreeti suffered a fractured skull and minor
bruises when struck by. a car driven by C." A. Sharp of Port
land. He was picked up by Sharp and rushed 1 to a local hos-
lilanon county, will receive approximately ?I19,0Q0 under
A" portion of , a locomotive and at least three yachts, more
or less complete, also are thereV The locomotive was used in
"The Honeymoon Express," in which Gabys Delys starred, in
a scene where an automobile raced a train. This setting still r
remains a sone of the outstanding achievements of stagecraft. .
The vessels date from "The Merry Whirl, in the Winters
Garden in 1914, from "Billy," and the "Iron Master," in which'
Laurette Taylor made her New York debut. ' v --r.
A large collection of German guns also Is kept intact, since .
they were used in Taps,' a play translated from the German. v
- "Old Heidelberg, on which "The Student Prince".musiMl
show was based, is also recalled by the settings among which
Mansfield walked when he played in the first production of -
the pie&;-':'iity "-X-, v )
Sentiment plays a part m the preservation of memenfocs
the terms of the Hayley-Sinnott bill whfch provides I for'the nW for The Relle f New YnrV" rptips, rn wt,,.
return to 18 Oregon counties of federal funds cequal to the Ipiece, are kept especially aside. ; M ; ? -
amount-tnaiL.wouia 4iave oeen xeauzea.ny.tneconuiies irop - The Winter Garden floor also contains several Rom
taxes had not the Oregon and Calif orma Railroad land grants 1 chariots and nearby them is one of the few genuine pieces"
reverted tQ the government,- ;. -. L I . ' . icwuwu u