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SALM. OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER. 261926
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Salem to Play Hostess to
terenKTeachers for First
:, TirTieiaMaiiy .Yeaxs,
VISITORS! TO, SEE CITY
Obenlas; Sessions in Church To
alght 'With' Prominent I!
Citizens lclcomlns; Gaest
'' ' ' to the City
For the first time In the twenty
one years the Oregon Congress rot
Parents and- Teaeherahas been
organized In the state, Salem will
have the honor of acting as host;
ess city to the visiting delegates!
The opening of a four-day ' con
ference today will bring approxi
mately 400 delegates to the con
Through the courtesy of the
irusiees oi me ueaauiiauLiuu, mi
sessions will be held at the First
Methodist, church. Because of the
vital nature of the subjects an
nounced for consideration the
public will doubtless fill the audi
torium for the meetings, all of
which, the conference hours In
cluded, are open to those in any
wise concerned with the welfare
of the child. Many new tendencies
in both home and school educa
tion will be authoritatively dealt
One of the largest delegations
of prominent club women ever
Bent from Portland to a state Par
ent Teachers' convention,will visit
'-"Nm during this conference.
Jfie state officers are expected
the city by iq o'clock
thin morning to complete all pre
liminary arrangements for the
welcoming of delegates: from 'the
state. The church will be open to
all visitors as fast as they arrive,
though registration will; not take
place until 2 o'clock this after
noon: Mrs. W. W. Gabriel of
Portland is state president.
The parlors of the church have
been equipped with a series of
tables at which the preliminary
details will be disposed of. Mrs.
John T. Hoblett of Silverton will
be in charge at the registration
- table; Mrs. Claude Stevenson will
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QUEEN ENROUTE WEST
ROYALTY DKXY RKPORT8 OK
'CALL FROM RUMAXIA.
ABOARD QUEEN MARIE'S
SPECIAL TRAIN, Syracuse, N. Y..
Oct. 25. (AP) Queen Marie of
Rumania today began her tour of
the United States with Buffalo fix
ed as the destination for her first
day's Journey. The trip will take
the royal party to the west coast,
and back again. Journeying
through Canada o part - of the
western swing and returning to
New York late in November.
The queen set forth from New
York this morning in accord with
her royal family and hosts that the
state of her health is to be the
dominant factor to be considered
throughout the tour.
The announcement from the
royal household preceded another
by a spokesman for the queen in
denial of reports from abroad that
King Ferdinand had requested
Marie to terminate her tour and
return to Bucharest. Reports of
such pressure being exerted from
home,- the spokesman said, were
CONSPIRACY CASE SET
FKBKRAL JURY TO-' HEAR
CASK OF SILVKRTOX MAN
PORTLAND, Ore.; Oct. 25.--
(A. P.) William II. Smith ' of
Silverton will again face a Jury
in the federal district court. Judge
i'Tin today fixing Novomber 16
v-V--the date for the V conspiracy
$ial In which Smith and A. C
Ofrence, owner of the .Star Lum
ber company, which operated "ln
Marion county, will be heard.
According to Millar E. McGll
christ, assistant United States
district attorney, who is handling
the case,' the two , conspired; tp
cut timber oa government land
near SilVertbn after S pence had
endeavored 1 to buy - It i from . . the
government but demurred on the
price asked. . Smith Is now serv
ing Bix months and has been
lined $1,000 tor his" activity In
rotting, timber on r.ubljc. ' lands
Eye Witness Describes
Armenian Earth Shocks
Orphans Shriek in Terror- as Walls Rock and Floors Reel
Vnaer Foot as Series of Violent Tremors and
' Winds Shake. Country
LENINAKAN, Armenia, Oct 25. (AP) Dr. Joseph
Beaph, director . of Near East Relief operations in the Cauca
sus, topight gave the Associated
narrative oi tne catastrophe, which, in the form of a series of
arthquajces Eriday; ijight caused great destruction anid lo?s
of life throughout Armenia.
"ItW.as-.at dinner, with my American colleagues," he said,
"when, a terrific rumbling, surging noise rent the air ; a thous
and windqws crashed and the building oscillated; awakened
BUILDING ZONES I
Mccncn iixi nrrv
liccvcu Ul 1
mex to rcsrr portjaxit for
WAYS AND BLEAXS
Erection of Business Buildings on
Church Street Under
- - Piaeoasion
Immediate action will be taken
toward preparing building zones
tor Salem,!-according to statement
made ' by ; Louis Camjtbell, chair
man Of the elty, zoning r and plan
ning commission,' following ': a
meeting of the commission last
Several members of the com
mission are planning to visit Port
land in the near future to confer
with Portland's zoning commis
sion as to ways and means of
completing the task, and consid
erable time will be .given to de
veloping the zones.
The commission is continually
faced with the necessity of hav
ing definite zones in which to per
mit erection of various business
buildings for which applications
are presented at each meeting.
The commission last night de
cided to approve the application
of Hansen & Liljequist for erec
tion of; a lumber shed at Church
and Mill streets, across Church
street from the company's present
plant. It was specified, however,
that the building be moved back
10 feet from the property line on
Church street; and that it nave
no openings on that street.
Many complaints have come to
the office of Fred Williams, city
attorney, about the way that por
tion . of Church street is blocked
by business houses, he reported.
It Is used by students of the state
school for the blind in going to
and from the school, so its con
tinual use by trucks and the like
causes a great hazard, he said.
Action on the application of
A. L. Hirshikorn to erect a laun
dry was deferred until notices are
sent out to nearby property own
ers. Mr. Hirshikorn had presented
a previous application that had
been turned down.
Action on the application of
Mr. Guaffroy and August Hil-
ficker to erect store buildings was
also deferred until similar notices
are sent out to property owners.
ROBBERS, BLAST SAFES
ASTORIA AUTHORITIES LACK
CLUES TO IDENTITY
ASTORIA, Ore.. Oct. 25.
(A.P.) Safe blowers opened two
safes in the city early Sunday
morning. The strong box at a
local garage, 344 18th street had
its outer door pried open by the
robbers were evidently frightened
away before they could open the
inner door. Later with tools tak
en from the garage, they drilled
a hole in the door of a safe in the
offices of another company and
neauy jarrea ine aoor on witn a
cnarge oi explosive, rney took a
1100 bill and 81 cents In small
change. No clue as to the identi
ty or whereabouts of the safe
blowers bad, been discovered by
the local authorities.
ASTORIA, PIONEER DIES
MARYi MfKE.VX .CAMB WEST
WITH MERCER PARTY
ASTORIA, Oct. 25. (AP).
Mrs,. Mary J. McKean. 76, a resi
dent of Astoria 'for, the past 60
jars; died here Sunday night.
The ' deceased was born in New
YOrk City irf 185 and came west
with the second Mercer expedi
tion in 1866, as a ward of Asa
Mercer, one of the founders of
Seattle. , She was married in 1868
id S. T. McKean, of this city,-who
died 26 years ago. " r
" The .deceased is survived by five
children : Mrs. A. S. Tee, Mrs.
Winifred Gunn, and Mrs. Harry
Bell, all of, this city; Terry Mo
Kean of San Jose. Cat., and Ar
thur F. McKean of Seattle.
BELL INGHAM. Wash Oct; 25,
lA.r.j a . oirtn coincidence
occurred ! here Sunday when ba
bles were born , to sisters, v Mrs.
Carl Lehmann and Mrs. ' Henry
Ib,raan. f Deer , Harbor - who
Press a graphic eye-witness
"orphans shrieked In terror and
the 'loor reeled nnder my feet.
411 1 lM ,lgnu Iauea
Ipected momentarily the roof to
fall and smother us.
"My. first thought was our,, nine
thousand orphans. I hurriedly
ordered' lanterns . and candles and
directed the Staff ' to , hasten -to
their posts, which was almost im
possible. in the utter darkness and
Impenetrable dust which engulfed
"Scarcely had we emerged from
the buildings when another and
more violent shock seemed to
cleave the earth asunder, throw
ing everyone to the ground. Here
we remained prostrate and stun
ned, expecting death . at any
"But as I am a religious man,
I verily believed that our small
band of Americans was spared so
that we could rescue the great
legion of helpless orphans, who
regard America as their foster
parent. The terrific seismographic
disturbances ceased temporarily
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HOUDINI HAS OPERATION
CONDITION OF NOTED MAGI
CIAN HELD SERIOUS
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 25.
(AP) Harry Houdini, noted
magician, was operated on here
tonight for acute appendicitis. A
bulletin issued ; by his physician,
Dr. Leo Dretzka. shortly after the
operation, saicj Ilondinl's condition
Houdini collapsed ' during a
vaudeville performance last night.
A bulletin Issued at 10 p. m.
8a id Houdini's condition was un
changed. The magician was still
under the effects of ether, and a
number of specialists called in for
the operation, were at his bedside.
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ICELAND FEELS SHOCK
VIOLENT QUAKE DAMAGES
REYKJAVIK, Iceland. Oct 25.
(AP) A violent earthquake
was felt today in the vicinity of
Cape Reykjanes. The light house
on the cape was damaged and the
light was extinguished by the vi
brations of the quake.
Fifth Batch of Documents
Disappear During Evan
KEYES GOES ON STAND
Douglas Constable Resumes. Story
of Finding Tracks Four Miles
South of Agua. Prieta ia
- LOS ANGELES, Oct; 25. (AP)
Aimee'Semple McPherson, evange
list, on preliminary hearing charg
ed with criminal conspiracy, put a
superior court judge and the dis
trict attorney who is prosecuting
her on the witness stand here to
day in her fight to prove her inno
cence. The judge was Carlos S. Hardy,
admittedly her friend and advisor.
The prosecuting attorney was Asa
Keyes, whom Mrs. McPherson has
charged' over her Angelus Temple
radio with "persecution," not
The appearance of these two,
and the disappearance of the fifth
batch of documents bearing on the
case to be reported lost, strayed
or stolen, were the highlights to
day of the McPherson mystery,
which opened May "18 when the
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MONDAY SIX O'CLOCK CLUB
HEARS LIVELY DEBATE
Col. Carlo Abrams Urged Men to
Support YMCA "Membership
Vigorous denunciation of the
proposed housewives' bill by A. A.
Smith of Baker, and just as vigor
ous approval of the Grange in
come tax bill by Seymour Jones
characterized last night's meeting
of the Monday Six o'Clock club at
the Methodist church. The meet
ing was given over to debates pro
and con on the host of bills to be
voted on by the people at the
Attacking the housewives' mea
sure on the ground that it would
put 53 millions of the people's
money in the hands of a self-per
petuating commission for the ex
ploitation of electric ' power, and
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MORE ROYALTY ON THE WAY
PLAN MASS tMEET
' REPORT GREAT INTEREST
Resolution Honoring: Late Dr.
E. E. FIsbec "Adopted at
' .. The Marion Counter Republican
Central x Committee held a : moot
ing yesterday evening in Salem',
which was attended by nearly.; all
of the precinct committeemen of
the county. The committeemen
reported the enthusiasm greater
in their precincts than ever be
fore and that the interest being
manifested was greater than in
Each committeeman reported
for his precinct and it was the
opinion of all. that I. L. Patterson
would receive the overwhelming
vote. Also they reported that
Mr. Steiwer was leading in favor
and would undoubtedly receive
The county chairman, Paul F.
Burris, was instructed by the com
mittee to arrange for a mass meet
ing at the Salem armory on Sat
urday, October 30. He has ar
rangements . well under way for
this meeting and promises somo
very interesting addresses. Tho
republican State Central commit
tee has been requested to use
their influence in getting Senator
Charles L. McNary back to Ore
gon in time to address the meet
ing. Numerous other items of
business were attended to, all of
which bear on the coming elec
tion. The following resolution was
unanimously adopted by the Mar
ion County Republican Central
committee last evening:
Whereas, Dr. E. E. Fisher, a
member of this committee, and an
active and enthusiastic republi
can, passed from this life last
Whereas, Dr. Fisher was prom
inent and active in civic matters
and was one of our most public
spirited citizens, and was a good
citizen, neighbor and friend, and
will be missed from our councils,
and by the community;
, Therefore be it resolved by
the Marion County Republican
Central Committee, that Salem
and Marion county has lost a pub
lie spirited and progressive citi
zen, and th,is committee has lost
an active and faithful member;
and be it further resolved that we
extend to Mrs. Fisher and her
son, our sincere sympathy, and
Be it resolved that a copy of
this resolution be sent to Mrs.
JsFisher and a copy be furnished
to the press.
AUTO INJURDZS FATAL
CENTRALIA, Wash., Oct. 25.
(A.P.) John Howard Rogers, 74,
was struck yesterday on Jackson
prairie by an automobile driven
by Miss Madge Scanlon of this
city. He died laBt night at a
Van Winkle Willing to Inves
tigate; but Says No Money
on Hand for This
PIERCE WANTS ACTION
Attorney General Awaits Govern
or's Action as Chairman of
Emergency Board Secur
Ing Necessary Money.
I. H-, VanWinkle, attorney, gen
eral, will undertake an investiga
tion of. the rates, rules and practices-of
the Pacific L Telephone &
Telegraph company In event Gov
ernor Pierce will provide the
funds necessary for the probe.
This was the substance of a
letter prepared by the attorney
general here yesterday to a mis
sive received recently from the
governor instructing mm to
launch the investigation out of
funds appropriated for his de
partment by the 1925 legislature.
"You state," read the. attorney
general's letter to the governor,
"that a real emergency exists and
urge the necessity of immediate
action. For the purpose ot secur
ing necessary funds for the prose
cution of this undertaking, you
request that I use whatever money
I may have available from the
appropriation made, by the last
legislature for the expenses of
this office and request a suf f lei
ent appropriation from the emer-
bency board to carry, the investi
gation until the. legislature meets
in January, 1927, at which time
youwill ask the legislature for a
sufficient appropriation to com
plete the work.
"I have to advise that the legis
lative appropriation for the ex
penses of ' this office has been
maining only sufficient therein
for the payment of salaries of per
sons now employed in the work
of the office for ; the remaining
three months, and the necessary
C Continued on paje 3.J,
WHITEMORE HEADS WORK
CHAPTERS OF IZAAK WALTON
LEAGUE TO BE- FORMED
Charles S. Wbltmore of Gold
Beach; Oregon, today .was appoint
ed, a national, field representative
of the. Izaak Walton League of
America, according to Seth E.
Cordon, natlonajt extension, direct
or ot the league.
Having a wide acquaintance, ot
sportsmen throughout the north
west, Mr. Whltmpre will, be in
charge of organization and other
extension work for the state ' of
Oregon. Under the direction of
the new field representative, the
Izaak Walton league hopes to es
tablish a chapter of the leagup in
each city of :tfi6 state. There' arq
at present put two chapters of the
great conservation organization in
the state of Oregon,
Prior to , his appointment as
national field f representative, Mr.
Whitemore had long been engaged
in newspaper and magazine fields.
BRITISH TALK DEFENSE
IMPERIAL CONFERENCE TOLD
OP AIR STRENGTH
LONDON, Oct. 25. (AP).
Linked with discussions of foreign
policy at the Imperial conference
today was consideration of. the
question of defense,' especially in
the air. - .
As a sequel to an.. air .demon
stration of last Saturday, the im
perial : conference will , consider
further schemes for cooperation
between' the royal 4air force and
the air forces, of; the : various do
minlbns. ' ;The.comblp4d 8trengtb,
of, the various . squadrons of the
British air ; force npw.'ampunta to
approximately 730 airplanes for
home defense. 4 -.
L(FE SPAN j LEN GBjEN ED
' - MEDICAL SCIENCE
MONTREAL- Quebec, Oct. 25
(A.P.) The T ultra-microscope
bids fair to raise the average span
of man s life to 70 years,5; or
nore, by aiding, science in the
treatment ot 'disease, Dr- William
Jj 'layo, noted surgeon, of Roch
ester j Minn., said today in ah ad
dress before the Canadian, club.
.the 'future of medical 'sci
ence,! be said, "lies In further
Baby;-t Needs Shoes
JUDGE DOESN'T THINK So'
AND REFUSES MONEY.
LOS ANGELES Oct. 25.
(AP) The baby needing too -many
pairs of shoes in. court
'here today cost Mrs. M. Lil
lian St. John, former wife ot .
- ALSt. JohUr the screen come-
. dian, 95 6 a month.
At the time the. two were
divorced, Mrs. St. John'wa:
allowed $150 a month tor
the v support' of their child.
Later when the actor, said ho
, was. out ot employment, this
was , returned to the .original :
figure. The first item on her
list of necessities for the
child waji- two; pair of shoes
a month., costing $$ a pair. , .
"I don't think we, need go
into this any. further,"- ob-
. served the judge hearing the
petition. "WlienM- was tHe
child's age I was lucky, to .
get two pair of shoes a year. '
BILL A MENACE
: - "''
A. A. SMITH ADDRESSES SA
LE3L CHAMBER MONDAY
Claims Present Commission, Ileffp
lates Water and Poirei;
The so-called housewives hydroV
electric bill will create, a board, ot
rive persons, already, named, who
have power to do what, ihey please
with, the water resources of Ore
gon, answerable, to no. one, and
who will- also he able to Issue
bonds totaling 153,000,000, with
out asking, anyone about it, was
the claim made by A. A.' Smith,
Baker attorney,-in an address be
fore the ' Salem chamber, of , com
merce at its' noon luncheon on
On ton of all this, if tha toard
has! such adef i&t 'tbat the. money
on hand' will not pay the principal
or Interest on these, bonds,' it Is
empowered to issue more bonds tq
cover It, he claimed, andraa. go
on "building this house ot cards
The legislature1 has no, power.
over the board, which ia goyerned
solely by Its own discretion in
superintending water, power de-
veiopmeni, accurumg o mr.
Smith, who .also intimated ' that
the members were not quaJitie4.to
take charge of such an irhporti,nt
It is such trick, legislation as
this, that keeps the , population, of
Oregon, owjk i to , efght.t people ". to
the square mpa while Washington
nas. ao ana . waiuornia zd, ur.
of this board, is. ineyitableT he
continued. "These five men know;
nothing of, this business. ' Tbe bil)
glyesi them power, to. increase our
already. large . tax burden ' to, no
one knows where.
The., present federal power, com-?
mission, regulates water and, power
developments on." public lands' in
a satisfactory manner, ne. neia.
and. fixes the rates so. that reshlts
qt any extravagancetor "loss .are
borne by the bondholders or stock
'holders, rather than the public.
The. federal commission also Is
prevented by law from tying up
the resources, he said, and: from
permitting any company to do, so,
BELGIUM HAS NEW CASH
MONETARY STANDARD , NOW
PLACED ON GOLD BASIS
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 25
(A.P.) -Belgium - money will - go
on a new -gold basis tomorrow
with the creation of a new mone
tary ' standard the belga equal
to five paper francs and with
definite gold value of .209211
. The Belgium franc will be sta
bilixed at 174.31 to the - poun
sterling . or about one seventh ' of
its pre-war value, but it will no
longer be quoted . on the foreign
exchange markets of the world;
instead there ' will ; be the belga
for the purposes' of .foreign trade
V The belga Is notvbased on the
British pound -or, the American
dollar but on gold. . - '
HALL'S FATHER PASSES
UNIYJERSITY? PRESIDENT UN-
X. Tl a m mm. m mr
- EUGENE, Ore Oct.' 25. -(AP)
Horatio Hall, father ot Dr
Arnold Bennett Hall) president of
the University: of. Oregon, died at
Franklin. Ind., this morning, ac
cordWgitb word ireceived here
Mr Hall wa 80 , "years old and
until about fifteen years ago was
vice ' president - and ' Instructor of
Greek 'in Franklin College, from
Wilch ' both "Dr., and Mrs. Hall
graduated." Dr. Hall was undecided
tonight whether or not to attend
FOR C If It!
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Oregonian Demands Imme-
BOOKS.: O.PEU F.0R ER03E
Stanfield. Entry in Senate Raw
jiiUveM Controversy - Be 1
tween Portland. Papee .
suid.Ex-Senatoc . '
SEATTLE, Waslu, - Oct. i.25.
(AP). United 'States Senator,
Charles L. McNary, ot r Oregon,
conducting an Investigation here-
into senatorial campaign expendi
tures in Washington, announced
tonight that.he will' go to Port
land Wednesday to start a similar
hearing into expenses pt Oregon
candidates. - " ' "
Senator - McNary .announced
that' the investigation here must
be concluded, by tomorrow, night.
ini order that he may, get to Port
land by ; Wednesday, morning tq
start the, probe there.
y txo was xvcetps ibw
cnim from Ednr B- Finer, editoc
ot the Portland Oregonian. which,
after, referring to the charges that
the paper had received 35,00a
for ita political Influence, contin-
ned: - . - ' ,'- -
"We. demand a tummary inves
tigation and Insist that it be held
before, election day. Our boolss.
records bank .accounts and cor
respondence .are subject tQ youi;
Inspection and all our. executive.
are ready, glTe. Immediate ;te.
"Aa the ; charge Is made , thai,
part k of; this sum was sent from.
Philadelphia .-wearerrwiriag en
ator Reed demanding that otheC,
membera of . the committee make
an. Immediate Investigation in that;
city.- rv.-U '.... ;, ':,.
V PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 25.
(AP) Oregon today Jumped Into
the list ot states figuring in sena
torial 1 investigation' ot campaign,
expenditures. News, that 'Senator;
Reed, chairman bt the campaign
fund committee, had designated,
Senators McNary, republican
Oregon - and; King, democrat,
Utah, to. look into -the. Oregon sit
uation, brought demand from, in
terests affected, here that the
hearing be' started "as quickly as?
possible. T ; -- ' ' '" , .
. The investigation .was 'precipi-'
tatedr by a request frbm . George
Putnam, publisher of-the Saleni.
Capital Journal, that the commit
tee - investigate a report , that
3 35,000 had been. paid the Morn
ing, Oregonian? by Franklin. T.
Priffltb, of the PorUand Electric
Power company, for. theOregon-
Jan's opposition to Senator Rob
ert K.tjsuafiewv : in;;!';:
. This,, charge, was fUttly. denied
by Edgar B.' Piper, editor of the
(Cootinaed tt pace 2.)
MARION' HONEY. bjSpLAY
SALEM CHAMBER SECURE3
SOME FOR PORTLAND SHOW
f Marlon county will be represented-
at wthe 'Pacific International
Livestock exposition ; in ; Portland
this' fall by two and perhaps three
displays of honey grown in the"
county: ' The exhibits were obtain
ed through the efforts of the Sa
lem chamber of commerce. This
is the first time the county has
been so represented. ;
"V The displays consist of. Btralned
honey, only. Harry1 Knaut of Sil
verton has a display of 24. pounds
ot tire weed honey, and Hans Rebb
or Salem, route has entered & '
display; also ot 24 pounds.
, The displays have been received '
at the chamber of commerce of
fices here, and are boxed, ready
for shipping to Portland:
STELCA' ' 7
TODAY' ';r-'r 5v
ANt ; r:r
j - At ; the Ellnore, . Eb
! gest screen play of its
i : 'kind.qt th year. Asl;
!. . ' any. one who- has seen
j " -it:U,yie'd to. V
! t- Opuses.. yesterday..
Investigation g 42 : Burs- iT2-
ii Mi will up it n gi my n ti ti r r 1 1 r - -'-