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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
SATURDAY MORNING. MARCH 25, 1927 -
I D E EI G HTS OF " THE
, At Bligh's Capitol theater today
Lerey N.-T. raudeTille comes with
fire rood acts. A rersatlle com
bination of jolly jesters, norelty
gymnasts, harmony singers, nifty
dancers and a trained canine will
Mike, Carmen & Nicky present
a decided canine norelty with the
proper amount of comedy that is
satisfying. Nicky, an educated
dog, has the distinction of being
the best trained canine on the
vaudeville stage- Harris & Harris
are a; pair of- comedy producers
whose every aim In life is to make
people laugh and look ; upon the
pleasant side of life. The Wyom
ing t Trio in "Echoes From the
West", are. ft comedy singing trio
with perfect harmony and tinge of
the far west in costume and scen
ery. They will be one of the fea
ture acts on the current bill.
Herring. & Zen. will appear in a
whirlwind song cycle of comedy
and character, melodies. Their
inimitable style has made them
standard favorites. Ella La Vail, a
I dainty young miss, is a living ex
ample of the fact that the female
of the species is not -the weaker
sex. Her sensational loop the loop
is the last word in daring. On the
screen. Ranger the dog wonder.
appears in a most thrilling picture.
"When a Dog "Loves. "
Viola Vercler Holman and her
Capitol theater orchestra will offer
; a new music hit.
, , -, Elslnore Theater
Little indeed need be said about
; Wallace Beery in "Casey at the
Bat" which opens at the Elslnore
today. Salem remembers his other
big comedies, "Behind the Front"
and "We're in the Navy Now," as
'about the last word in screen
humor. "Casey" is Beery's master
'character interpretation and is
.drawing gales of laughter from
'packed houses at the Liberty thea
.ler, Portland, where It is now
playing an extended run.
It in a hflaAhall rnmfiH v arlttt
, - - J " ai.
Wallace Beery cast as the awk
ward, .22 calibre player who ai
rways argues with the umpire and
disputes anybody on anything. He
is a type that you want to kill but
just can't help laughing heartily
at.- Beery's whimsical facial ex
pressions, his goofy grin and huge
shambling figure make him ideal
for the part.
In real life he Is a cultured gen
tleman, well educated and a deep
reader and student. It is his very
intelligence that enables him to
study out his characters and make
them really lire In all their clown
ish simplicity in a manner that
makes for' irresistible comedy.
"Casey at the Bat" Is the best
Two' Ship Loads to Reach
Shanghai Sunday; Moles
"" WASHINGTON, March 25.
, (AP) Consul General Gauss .re
ported to the state department to
night that the first two ship loads
of refugees from Nanking will ar
rive at Shanghai, March 26
" (Shanghai, time).
. A report from the consul gen
eral at Nanking said that many of
. the refugees were destitute and
would require assistance..
The consul general has received
reports from Hankow and other
cities in the Yangtse valley. Gauss'
message said, that rapid evacua
tion to Shanghai was taking place.
Apparently without disorders.
Radio Reports Come
The grim menace of ready al
lied guns seemed tonight to have
rescued Americans and other for
eigners in Nanking after days and
nights of horror at the mercy of
looting Cantonese soldiery.
As night fell over the ravaged
. river city. Rear Admiral Hough,
American commander, sent flick
ering over the whining radio the
first official word to relive the
forebbodlng of yesterday and lo
i day.-, . .
Other foreigners were beginning
to, come out of Nanking, he said.
and there "was a fair possibility"
that 120. American men, women
children who took refuge in Nan
king university could be evacuated
: to the ships during the night.
". 'Meanwhile In Washington the
official reports telling of the cold
' blooded murder of an American
missionary, teacher by soldiers in
Cantonese uniform, brutal assaults
on American women, fleeing for
their lives, the looting and wanton
.destruction of American schools
and homes of the American consu-
. late itself were studied closely by
President Colidge and his cabinet.
No decision to send troops or ad
ditional nayal forces to China was
reached. . e -: : -
President Colidge feels that the
forces now available to Admiral
Williams. American commander in
chief, or on their way, will be ade
quate to deal with the immediate
. situation., The admiral has made
no request that has not been com
plied with and every, action-he
has taken or authorized Including
the still pending threat- to shell
military points in . Nanking, has
fuH approval bt the Washington
government.; :. ; ' '- v
' VThe , state and nary depart
thing Beery has ever done and
will delight you- ,
Dolores Cdstello, a new film
star who has been coming to the
front rapidly of late, is the star of
the photoplay offering. "The Third
Degree," a big story of mother
love with somewhat the grip of
Stella Dallas. It Is- an evening's
entertainment in itself.
Direct from a successful run at
the Broadway In Portland. George
McMurphey's band Is opening at
the Elslnore today for one day
only In a musical skit they, call
".Kollege Knights." This musical
organization is known all over the
northwest as about the Uvest, most
modern bunch of musical funsters
playing the boards. McMurphey
1.1 a uunnaiij ui uregoD man wno
has specialized in the presentation
or orchestral entertainment and
has been identified with several
big bands that have toured the
west scoring hits everywhere. He
claims that this present organiza
tion is the fastest, cleverest bunch
he has yet taken on the road.
There are eight talented men In
the orchestra who play a score of
instruments In the different ax-
rangements of modern mnairai
hits that he features. s They are
vocalists as well and the act is
filled with campus humor that
puts it over to a veritable knock
out wherever they appear.
KGW, Portland's best known
station, has been featuring them
to the delight of thousands of
radio fans until their work is well
known throughout the west.
You will find that George Mc
Murphey's Kollege Knights are
something different in musical en
Tom Mix, with his usual dash
and pep, is carrying his audiences
away, at the Oregon theater, in
the reckless riding and acrobatic
stunts required of him in the in
terpretation of the leading role in
Zane Grey's big novel. "The Last
Trail." which closes tonight.
Mix has a way with him that
places him head and shoulders
above the average screen cowboy.
He is real. big. powerful and, at
heart, a natural daredevil who en
joys making the rest of the pro
ducing company gasp while they
are filming hia nirtn rug Umi.
tales are told of his stunts "on the
joi mat never reach a screen but
confirm the belief of his more in-
timate friends that Mix knows ab-
solutely no fear.
ine leading role in "The Last
Trail" requires plenty of reckless-
ness all of which Tom puts over
with a grin. His magnificent
black horse, .Tony, seems to enjoy
the rapid action just as well as
his master. :
ments stand squarefy back of Ad
miral Williams and our command
ers in what they have been doing
to protect American lives and
property In China." Secretary Kel
logg) said in a formal statement
after the cabinet meeting.
The question of fixing responsi
bility for the murder of Ameri
cans and destruction of American
property in Nanking has been set
aside 'until the fate of those still
hiding in the city, fearing to at
tempt even the short trip to the
waterfront and safety, was known.
But it will be taken up in due
course with responsible heads of
the Cantonese government.
All through the day President
Coolidge kept closely in toch with
the only official source of news
from Nanking, the naval radio.
It was a dramatic story of
horror and heroism that unfolded
nour ny nour as the stuttering
radio bridged the thousands of
miles from Nanking to Washing
ton to keep the home government
in almost hourly touch with de
Refusal First Reply
Daylight brought word that
Cantonese authorities it Nanking
had declined in Insolent language
to comply with the previous ulti
matum to produce foreign survi
vors at the waterfront under es
cort or take the consequences.
"It may be necessary to fire
upon barracks and on the salient
military points in order to obtain
release of Americans i remaining
alive ashore, approximately 150,"
Hougn said to Williams, 130 miles
away at Shanghai.
His message told also of indi
rect reports that Chang Kai-Shek,
generalissimo of the Cantonese
army, was hastening in person to
Nanking to restore order and ob
tain release of foreigners. Chanr
had requested delay in action by
American and British warships to
give him an opportunity for peace
ful efforts, but Hough and his
British naval colleague thought
only of the terrorized foreign
women and children huddled in in
stant fear of death in the seething
Terse warning had bees served
on the Cantonese commanding
general to send an officer of the
rank of division commander
aboard the warships before noon
to negotiate and arr-fige - for
proper treatment of the wounded
foreigners ashore. 1
v "If this demand is not complied
with, Chang's request cannot be
guaranteed and we shall take such
action -as may be; deemed neces
sary," the warnS. said. K
v. Grants Pass New movie thea
ter Is to ,Te built here by D. S.
Prultt, ; . ,
Informal Exercises Held
for Group of Graduates
OREGON NORMAL SCHOOL.
Monmouth, March 25. (Special.)
Informal exercises were held
Wednesday morning in the nor
mal chapel for the second division
of graduates of the present school
year. President J. S. Landers
gave a splendid address to the
graduating class composed of
forty-three students, their friends
and the student body. Mr. Landers
spoke on the "Aristocracy of Edu
cation." and gave the students go
ing out into the teaching profes
sion some very fine thoughts to
carry with them. Loui.e Wood
rurr. or the music department.
sang a very beautiful solo. Diplo
mas were presented to the grad
uates by Dean J. B. V. Butler.
Mrs. Walter Strain
Passes Away at Home
Graduate of Normal School;
valid for Several Tears
OREGON. NORMAL SCHOOL,
Monmouth, March 25. (Special.)
Mrs. Walter Strain died at the
ae of 38. years at her home in
Monnaoutn Tuesday morning of
this week. Mrs. Strain has been
a ,nva,id for several years, having
Deen -confined to her bed for th
past year. She was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mulkey of
Monmouth and was born In this
city May 31, 1889. She received
her educan In the public schools
and was a student at the Oreron
normal school previous to her mar
riage to Walter Strain in 1907.
Mrs. Strain Is survived by her
husband, two daughters, Velma.
who Is at the present time attend
ing the normal, and Victory Lor
ram, ner parents, two brothers
and four sisters; the latter are
Hartley Mulkey, Monmouth; Myrle
Mulkey of Adams, Or.; Mrs. M.
M. Mt-Gowan, Buena Vista, and
Mrs. Grace Holman, Chehalis,
Wash., and Mrs. Blanche Sloan
and Mrs. Edna Adams, both of
Mrs. Strain was a member of
the Christian church. Funeral
services will be held in the church
of her faith on Friday afternoon
with Rev. Mr. Morris officiating.
Interment will be in the K. of P.
INTERNAL STRIFE SEEN
Warfare Between Communists
and Military Force Looms
LONDON, March 25. (AP)
A Shanghai dispatch to the Daily
express expresses the fear that
Shanghai soon may become the
cockpit of a bloody political con
flict between the communist wing
of the nationalists and the mili
tary, which has been brewing for
The dispatch says that the so
called "provisional government,"
composed of communists, formed
In Shanghai on instructions from
Hankow, held its first meeting to
day in the Chinese city. It was
decided to call immediately citi
zen's committee which will sub
mit 22 names to Hankow for the
selection of 11 men to form a gov
ernment. The intention of the present
leaders, the dispatch says, is to
take over the foreign settlements
in Shanghai at the earliest mom
ent by mob force.
WILSON RIVER TOLL
HIGHWAY COMING UP
I Coa tinned from pf 1.)
proposes to furnish.
"The hard surface road which
your petitioner proposes to con-
irucc, maintain and operate
would be modern and substantial,
adequate to the needs of the pres
ent and the future.
"The territory and community
which will be served by your peti
tioner's road formerly was served
by a toll road, with 25 to 30 home
owners, several schools and three
oi rour hotels adjacent thereto. A
number of years ago the toll road
was taken over By the county and
permitted to deteriorate and t be
come practically impassable. This
resulted in many settlers and
homeowners being forced to leave
their property and aeek other lo
"There is adjacent to the pro
posed route a large amount of
standing: timber, which is now
bottled up through lack of trans
portation facilities. The road
which your petitioner proposes to
build would open this territory so
that the timberproducts may be
brought to the market."
A hearing on the application for
a certificate of convenience and
necessity probably will be set by
the public service commission
within the next- few days. The
commission then will either ap
prove or reject the application.
The application was filed under
a 1917 law.
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
From 7:30 to 10:30 P. M.
DRRAMLAXD ' RINK
Ladles Admitted Free
r Ceye Gvaraateed -
RILEUMATIS3I RE3DCDT :
Money refunded If It does not'
;.A ; cure your ease., -;-
' IWCGG1STS i
Cor, Court and Liberty TeJ. T
ITE M MS
Students Just Entering to Bei
Required to Take Some
ORECON NORMAL SCHOOL,
Monmouth, March 25. (Special.)
Third quarter, or spring term,' of
the 1926-27 school year at the
Monmouth normal will cperf Mon
day morning at 7:30 o'clock, ac
cording to K. A. Rozeboom. who is
in charge of the registration com
mittee. People falling to schedule
for the work on Monday will be
charged a late registration fee of
S3. With the system now inaugu
rated by Mr. Rozeboom, the work
of registering the thousand and
more students can be accomplish
ed in one day. which work has
"heretofore taken from one to three
Students entering the normal
for the first time will be required
to take the preliminary examin
ations in English, spelling and
arithmetic. People holding nor
mal or college credit in freshman
English or arithmetic and students
holding exemption grades based on
teachers' examinations will not be
required to take these prelimin
ary examinations. Those failing
to pass the entrance examinations
will be given an opportunity to
take the subjects in class without
credit, or to prepare under an ap
proved tutor to take a second ex
UaSe ineU On JOintlSt
AT I MI
ChargeS Goes tO Juryltary certificates are: Georgiana
LONGVIEW, Wash., March 25.
(AP) The case of Haryr Ren-
aud, H. McKinney and L. Rice,
tried on jointist charges, was
placed in the hands of the jury
late today after two days' testi
mony during which attempts were
made by the state to impeach the
testimony of operatives of the
During the trial alibis were
established by eight witnesses for
the whereabouts of A. K. Whit-
more, deputy sheriff, accused by
the state prosecutor of accompany
ing Renaud to Portland. The de
fense attempted to show that
Howard Lant, chief state witness,
called Renaud by telephone and
asked an appointment with him,
telling him that if he brought
$200, Lant would not appear for
Called to the stand, Lant denied
flatly that such a conversation had
COW SETS NEW RECORD
California Holstcin Produces
Pounds of Butter in Week
BERKELEY, Cal., March 25
(AP) Credited with having pro
duced 50.49 pounds of butter in
seven days, Pansjo Tilly Abbekirk,
five year old Holstein cow owned
by Mrs. Fred Stenzel at San Lor
enzo, was bolder today of the new
world's record. Professor W. M.
Regan, head of the dairy produc
tion department of animal hus
bandry, University of California,
announced the record.
The seven day test was conduct
ed under constant observation of
experts at the university farm at
Davis, Cal., and Charles A.
Hughes, secretary of the Califor
nia department of the Holstein-
Freisin association of America,
breeders of the cow.
ROB LOS ANGELES BANK!
Bandit Force Customers to Lie on
Floor; Get 3,000
LOS ANGELES, March 25.
(AP.) Three customers of the
Merchants Trust & Savings bank
branch on Avalon boulevard here
were forced to lie on the floor and
two employes were held at the
point of pistols by two unmasked
men who robbed the bank of about
13.000 this afternoon. The men
leisurely took cash from the coun
ters and escaped in an automobile.
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asa I (1
Phone A "
, . SERVICE
SHOWING AT THE
Wallace Beery and Poid. Sterling in trio Paramount Picture
tCasey at the Batf A Hector Turnbull Productiorv
Recommendation Made That Cer
tificates Be Granted
OREGON NORMAL SCHOOL,
Monmouth, March 25. (Special.)
Recommendations have been
forwarded by the register to state
superintendent of public instruc
tion. A. C. Howard, that the fol
lowing students have completed
the elementary course offered at
the Oregon Normal School at Mon
mouth and are now entitled to a
certificate to teach. This certifi
cate is renewable at the end of
v. . V. : J ' l 1
i nits years reaeuius lur an auuiiiuu-
al vear Those rereivine elemen-
Briggs. Edna Coulter, Mae Cours-
er, Pauline Diamond, Hattie How
ard, Fosma Kenney, Paul W.
Light. Lucille Dorette, Margaret
R. Maddox, Edith Mikesell. Mrs.
Verda Morrison, Mary Root and
REPORTS FORD IN PLOT
AGAINST SAPIR0 DIRECT
(Continued from page 1.)
Ford?" asked William Henry Gal
lagher, chief of counsel for Sapiro.
"In 1920," replied the Wash
ington newspaperman, adding that
that in 1923 he worked a year for
the Dearborn Independent.
"Did Mr. Ford ever mention
Aaron Sapiro to you?"
"Yes, he asked if I knew Sapiro.
I told him that I did not know
Sapiro, but that I knew about
"What else did Mr. Ford say?"
Sapiro Mentioned ,
"He said 'Well, Sapiro and some
other Jews are organizing the
farmers, and we are going to ex
pose him; I think we can upset
his applecart.' "
Upon cross examination Miller
was asked only one question by
Senator James A. Reed of Mis
souri, chief of the Ford counsel.
"You set up that claim (that
Miller had worked a year for the
Ford organization) at Washing
ton, and lost, didn't you?"
"I lost," Miller replied, in a
very low voice.
"That's all," said Senator Reed
and the new witness was gone aft
er five minutes of new testimony
which lifted the trial from the
depths of monotony into which it
Cameron Leaves Stand
Cameron had been dismissed
from the witness stand after his
long tenure as first and only wit
ness with a string attached to
He was let go only until such
time as the defense could produce
the original copy of apiro s de
mand for a retraction.
Cameron admitted that receipt
of the formal demand for retrac
at your home .
S. II. Logan
On the Opening of Their
tion was made the subject of a
discussion with Ford but that in
the end it resulted only in reiter
ation of the Ford "formula," for
instructions to Cameron:
"You're the editor,"
"What did you say to Mr.
Ford?" Gallagher asked.
Much to Gallagher's chagrin,
Cameron started out with:
"I told him that for the first
time in my life I had been asked
to retract something that I had
The editor continued with the
statement that as usual, the motor
manufacturer dismissed or rather
sought to dismiss the subject with
a wave of his hands, and applica
tion of the "formula."
That seemed to satisfy Cameron
as covering the conversation but
"And then what did Mr. Ford
say?" he asked. j
"He said: On What?' "
" 'On the Sapiro articles ' I re
- Cameron said that Mr. Ford ap
peared not to understand just
what he meant, and that he ex
plained more fully.
"And thpn what, riifl h aav?"
"He said 'If you are wrong
take it back; if you are right.
stand by it,' and passed it off with
a wave of his hand.".
Cameron testified that receipt
of Sapiro's demand for a retrac
tion did not cause any change in
the editorial policy of the weekly
ATTACK CORN BORER
KANKAKEE, 111., March 25
(AP) Two oil burning machines
spouting sheets of flame 20 feet
wide swept across the Frank Lgve
farm near here today opening the j
Illinois offensive against the corn
borer. The little brown worm ad
vancing westward devastating corn
fields, was first found in Illinois
on the Love farm three months
.and TDKX.thcitorukr hoist in
Community Club Met
With Mrs. B. F. Ramp
Many From Brooks Attend Feder
ation of Clubs Meeting
BROOKS, March 25 (Special)
The Brooks Community club
met with Mrs. B. F. Ramp on
Thursday afternoon, March 24. A
large crowd was present and a
very enjoyable afternoon was
passed in piecing and quilting.
A short business session was
held after which all enjoyed, the
social hour with several readings.
Delicious refreshments were served
by Mrs. Howard Ramp and Mrs.
George Ramp. Mrs. Ballard of
Iona. the house guest of Mrs.
George Campbell, was a guest of
Mrs. Cecil Ashbaugh, Mrs. Ar
thur Bailey. Mrs. Virgil Loomis,
Mrs. Harry Graves, Mrs. WiUard
Ramp, Mrs. Al Ward and Mrs.
Ralph Sturgis attended the meet
ing of the county federation of
clubs at Hubbard on Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sturgis
have been enjoying a visit of their
son, Francis E. Sturgis, who is a
student at the University of
Mrs. Frank Wheeler, formerly
of Banks, who is living in Salem
now, was a welcome visitor at the
club meeting recently.
S0L0NS TAKEN TO TASK
Failure To Pass Law Making
Moonshinning Felony Criticized
SEATTLE. March 25. (AP)
R. N. Hicks, state superintendent.
of the Anti-Saloon leaerue of
Washington, in a statement here
tonight, took the last legislature
to task for failing to pass a pro
posed bill which would have made
the manufacture of liquor for sale
a felony, and declared that "it is
our purpose in 1928 not only to
elect a dry legislature but also a
dry governor and a dry lieutenant
Asserting that he is "speaking
for more than 100.000 dry voting
men and women in the state,"
Hicks charged that "the ma-
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Big Double Bill
in "California, or Bust" and
"Sante Fe Pete"
Always 25c Children 10c
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chinery of both political partly ja
Washington is honeycombed
wet influence and this sarn in.
fluence was In evidence in til9
organization of both houses of ,j,9
last legislature.' all of whirh ac
counts for the failure of th ieR.
islature to enact amenanienrs 0
our 'dry law."
GRAIN INVESTIGATION ON
Armour Company Ordeml to lrt
duce 11123 Klevator Itecor,s
CHICAGO. March 25. ( . t
Subpoenas directing t he Ariimur
uratn company, which was h-ij
responsible for the fS.Oon.m.,)
failure of the grain marketing
corporation of 124, to pro.lu,.
its 1923 elevator records for ex
amination were ordered issu.j
late today by the Illinois lKisla.
.tive investigating committee. f0i.
lowing the first day's public h.-ar.
This action followed testimony
of Harry C. Mallory. former le
vator weighman for the Armour
Grain company. He told of alli
ed under-coyer paper transaction
in grain, the raising of grades nf
grain, by which, he said, the com.
pany profited several cents a busr
el, the burning of records at "ele
vator C" at which he was employ,
ed, -and of his accosting General
Superintendent George Thompson,
with charges of "gyping the pul
3 Shows, 2-7-9
LEVEY N. Y.
Harris & Harris
The Wyoming Trio
"Echoes From the West"
Herring: & Leh
Ella La Vail
OX THE SCREE.V
'When a Dog Loves
Viol Vercler Holman
"Behind the Front"
We're in the Navy
Same Star in
One Is .
As a TUg
8 Lire Wire' Entertainers from the U.
of O. Campus now touring the west
with a KNOCKOUT BAND, direct from
a big week at Portland's New Broadway