The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 05, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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.WEATHER FORECAST: Fair, but fog
near the coast; rising temperature in the
interior; ? moderate west and northwest
winds; maximum temperature yesterday
SI; minimum 54; rivr .2; atmosphere
clear; t wind southwesV
; I
Blaze Starts When Explo
sives With Lighted Fuse
Thrown Nearby
Three Persons Charged With
Driving While Intoxicated ;
' Transporting Liquor Is
Also Alleged
Fire thought to have been
started by firecrackers ' thrown
down beside the building yester
day noon caused over $2500 in
damages to the building and stock
of a grocery and confectionery
store; at 525 S. Winter street, run
(: by F. R.' Bailey.
' Starting on the outside, the fire
ate its way through the wall be
fore it was noticed and an alarm
sent In. -Inside the wall, the fire
reached a SO-gallon tank of kero
sene afid caused an explosion
which sent flames throughout the
nfllrnlnff rnnm nni tin intn ttlf
space beneath the roof.
Stock Damaged
room of the grocery, but the stock
In this room was considerably
damaged by water and smoke,
Most of the damage was done in
the jroom to the rear, used as a
stock room. Living quarters
which are built onto the rear of
the Store, and where the Bailey
family lived, "vere badly' damaged
by water also. Most of the furni-
t ii re was removed.
Damage to the building, which
belongs to George Patterson, 495
S. Winter, had not yet been fully
J'WjMiined last night, but will run
ipttjth excess of -the 120O insur-
IMr. -Patterson" stated."' Bai-
ley's loss in stock and personal
equipment will amount to about
$1000. he said.
; Grass Fire Checked
Firemen also responded to a call
from Mill and S. Summer streets
last night at 9:45, but found only
a grass fire, presumably started by
firecrackers. No damage was
done. 1
Two ' fires Sunday evening
caused the almost total loss of the
home ol Claude Wilson, at 1739
Center treet, and the partial de-
, . t (Continued n P 5.)
Hummer White House Resembles
' "Wild W'A Ranch on - t
Cal's' Birthday
RAPID CITY, S. D., July 4-
(AP)-r-President . Coolidge Was
given a'complete cowboy outfit: to
day on his fifty-fiffh birthday and
he brought delight to his guests
and BaVijfroata. who nresenterl t ho
outfit; by appearing on the front
lawn of the state eame lodre in
the full regalia of a western horse
man. SAN FRANCISCO. July 4.
.The hills surrounding the lodge (AP) John Drew, 73, noted ac
resounded with cheers as the tor, who has been ill in a hospital.
president returned from the house
4? In Ida mlrillo t His K(rtti4ar nor-
niy, wearing a bright red shirt,
blue kerchief, chaps, boots, spurs
and "ten-gallon" hat. 1
. Even Get Snnrs
Mrs. Coolidge appeared snrprls
J m 1. V. 1 1
ea, uui nuer r wcuienuar,
- er oi me cowDoy Dana oi lerry.
Mont., who presented the chaps
and helped the president from
New England into his cowboy out
fit. let loose a "yip" as be walked
down the steps with Mr. Coolidge
The guests took up the yell as the
president made his way slowly to
protect the new spurs he had don
Smilingly, enjoying the party,
the president turned himself into
the jf-rnds of his guests, cheering
co7 d irom Terry, and a nappy
tri4rC'4 Boy Scouts from Custer,
S- D. They asked for picture In
every pose, and he did everything
but ride the frisky bay mate given
; him by the Scouts. , -
Birthday Horse Startled
Photographers had a field day,
as they caught the president In
his strange .attire and there were
y cries ror more films, as be aia one
uBciiievtcu uiut Bi.i.o
Mrs. Coolidge finally came to tne
rescue, and loaned her hand mo-
tion picture machine, which she
had been using . freely, to James
Provide! Fun
Concerts Are Provinn More Pooular Thnn Fver Before: Another One at Willson
One Collision Caused By Effort
to Dodge Dog Crossing
Street, Report
;Auto accidents, so common on
a holiday week end, when every
one is going somewhere, were un
usually few over Sunday and Mon
day, as far as could be determined
at a late hour last night.
J. Quisenberry, route 9, box 27.
killed the motor of his car when
coming into the Pacific highway
from the Chemawa road, and was
struck by John G. Reese. K2fi Ker
by street, Portland. No serious
damage was done to either, ac
cording to reports.
Three men were Injured slight
ly when a car driven by Wesley
Hyatt, of Venice, Cal., was forced
off the road on the highway a
mile south of Hubbard, Sunday
morning about 10: 30 by a car
driven by W. L. Page, of Portland.
The Hyatt ear turned over in the
ditch, slightly injuring, Carl
Mickel, Jake Gimbel. and Wesley
Hyatt, all of Venice, Cal.
When Daniel Weizel signalled
to turn from the highway at
Brooks Sunday afternoon, Samuel
F. Wray. Beaverton, tailed to see
the signal, and ran into him, with
little damage to either car.
A blind corner on the Silver
Creek road caused a collision be
tween Roy Everson, 4 70 Church
R. Heaton, route 1,
box 31. The road is too narrow
on the turn where the accident
happened, the two reported. The
damage was slight,
Yesterday one party of tourists
was involved In- -ig'it itie it
at North Capitol and Market
street, when L.. Baylis, of Port-
land, stopped his car suddenly to
keep from hitting a dog, and was
run into by the second member of
his party, W. Baylis, who could
not stop suddenly enough to avoid
the collision
A narrow bridge was respons-
ible for an accident two miles east
of Turner yesterday afternoon
about 4 o'clock, when a car driven
by C. J. Farmer, of Mill City,
(struck the fender of another driv-
en by Norton Vanderhoof, 14 20
Bellevue street, on a bridge where
two cars barely have room to pass.
Judge Kelly Arrives and Hold
Hearing; for July Court
The followine cases were set by
circuit Judge Kelly for the July
of court starting today.
Judge Kelly
arrived in Salem
Tuesday, July 5 Newfield vs.
Pease; Greenbaum vs. Herrold;
Hendricken vs. Pearson.
Wednesday, July 6 Chricton
Co., vs. Guthri; Taylor vs. Wil
Thursday, July 7. Bradley vs.
Wright; Davenport vs. Schmidt.
Friday, July 8 McLaughlin vs.
Saturday, July 9 Fearey Bros.
vs. Stage Terminal Hotel Co.
Monday, July 11 Lauman vs.
Watt; Triangle Realty Co. vs.
John Drew, Noted Actor, Still III;
Condition Lnenangea
here, since May 31, passed the
fnnrth nf Tlllv (llltetlv With his
condition unchanged. His nephew,
I John Barrymore, and his (daughter
land son-in-law were I his only
1 mmmfmrn n f Al I All I linf
Noted Clubman and Sportsman
Dies at Tigard Country Home
PORTLAND, Or.. July 4.
(AP) Leroy R. Fields, president
of the Fields Motor company,
sportsman, clubman and former
president of the Portland chamber
of commerce, died suddenly at his
(country home near Tigard tonight.
I Death was caused by heart disease
i Fields was 32 years ola
Despondency Over Death of Child
Believed tot foe Motive
ASTORIA, - July 4. CAP) J.
C Cook. 32, committed suicide
here early- Sunday morning by
i aooung uimKii tin uiv uchu
j nistoLi Despondency over the
J death of 4 child is believed to have
I w,n the motive. 1 Cook left a note
I date June 24, announcing his in
tention to take his own life. :
For Young Peopled But lbst W Too (Great: Bet
Chinese Council Member
Warns Naval Parley Not to
Discuss China
.In panose Circles Show Coldness to
Proposal With Idea That
United States Would Dis
approve Agreement
GENEVA. Switzerland. July 4.
(AP) Fourth of July Chinese
frreworks exploded at the tripar
tite naval conference today when
nationalist China issued a solemn
warning that the delegates must
not discuss questions alfec.ting the
interests of the Chinese people.
This warning was communicat
ed to the press by Chu Chao
Hsin, Chinese member of the
council of the League of Nations,
from his lakeside villa. It is be
lieved to be China's answer to the
reports in the P.ritish newspapers
that Great Britain and Japan are
considering the wisdom of renew
ing the Anglo-Japanese alliance,
which died at the Washington
conference, when the four-power
Pacific pact was substituted for it.
Chinese Fear Combine
, Chinese circles see in such re
newal an Anglo-Japanese combine
against China.
"it has been repeatedly reported
in the isress in the Far East." said
Chu in his formal statement, "that
the nayal conference r."w sitting
at Geneva, may also consider
questions relating to China. 1 am
therefore requested by the Chinese
nationalist government to declare
that the government and people of
the republic of China will refuse
to recognize any decisions affect
ing China, which may be arrived
at by the present, or any otTier
conference in which China Is not
represented, and Is not participat-
(Continued on pace 4.)
Construction of 4." mile-link Rail
way Lino to Be Pushed
PORTLAND. Or.. July 4.
(AP) Construction work on the
remaining 45-mile link of railway
needed to tie Bend to Klamath
Falls, will be pushed on a big
scale, just as soon as men can be
hired and construction equipment
moved into central Oregon, Ralph
Budd, president of the Great
Northern, said today, before leav
ing for Bend.
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Oscar Gingrich, Soloist, Will Ap
pear on Program In Two
Salem people will receive an
other treat tonight when the Sa
lem Cherrian baud gives its third
concert of the year at WMllson
park, starting at 8 o'clock. The
concerts have been attracting in
creasingly large crowds and the
attendance tonight is expected to
break previous records, if the
weather is right.
Oscar Gingrich is on the pro
gram for two vocal numbers.
The entire program follows:
1. Sagamore Maren (Gold
man). 2. -Gems of Stephen Foster
.I. Marguerite Waltz (Gou
nod). 4. Popular numbers.
5. Overture Poet-N-Peasant .
(Suppe, by request).
6. - Vocal solos sung by Oscar
(a) Bells of St. Mary's.
(b Lindbergh, the Eagle of the
T. S. A.
7. The Lutspiel.
8. Selections Amorita (Laur
endeau ).
5). March Wagner (Troutman).
10. Star Spangled Banner.
Now " $7,000,000 Liner to Be Ad
ded to Panama-Pacific Line
NEW YORK. July 4. (AP)
The International Mercantile Ma
rine company announced today the
letting of a contract for another
$7,000,000 liner for its Panama
Pacific line's intercoastal service.
The letting of this contract, to
the Newport News Shipbuilding
Drydock company, is the second
step in the company's $21,000,000
building program of three largest
liners, the" largest ever built in
the United States.
I'nsooii at Mouth of Cannon When
Salute to Union .Fired
FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 4.
(AP) Jack Albean, 25. an en
listed soldier, stationed at Colo
rado Agricultural college, was
fatally wounded today during the
Fourth gun salute to the Union.
After the 22nd gun had been shot,
Albean took a ramrod to the
mouth of the cannon to release
the 23rd which was stuck. Un
seen by his comrades, due to
smoke, which a strong wind sent
back in their eyes, Albean stood
at the cannon's mouth as the shell
was fired.
Prisoners Beseech Guards for Per
mission to Make Rescue;
OSSINING, N. Y., July 4.
(AP) Prison rules today had
dozens of willing rescuers in
check as three young canoeists
drowned in the Hudson near Sing
Sing's gray walls.
The canoeists, whose identity
was not known, and whose bodies
have not been recovered were
thrown into the river when their
canoe, raked by a stiff wind, cap
sized near the Sing Sing wharf.
Sing Sing's 1200 prisoners
watched the three men struggle
to save themselves. Some wept
and others beseeched guards to
allow them to leap over the fence
that protects the dock. The
guards, however, covered the men
with rifles and threatened to shoot
any man who went to the assist
ance of the drowning men.
The wind had blown the canoe
near the wharf and one man was
reported to have drowned about
15 feet from it.
The tragedy upset the prison
ers and some refused to eat an In
dependence day dinner later.
Warden Lawes said that prev
ious faithlessness of prisoners had
actuated the guards, who feared
the prisoners permitted to aid the
drowning men might escape.
Prison officials said that no one
save Warden Lawes is authorized
to release prisoners in such an
emergency, and before the war
den could be reached, the canoe
ists had been lost.
Chamber lin And Levlne Got Souv
enir From ByrdS Plane
PARIS, July 4. (AP) Com
mander Richard E. Byrd today
presented one of the three propel
lers of his trans-Atlantic plane
America to Clarence D. Chamber
lin and Charles A. Levine.
He presented his two collopslble
rubber life-rafts, to one of which
l'e and hfs three companions prob
ably owe their lives, to Maurice
Droaghin, the French aviator, who
is preparing for a flight west
bound to New York.
Others Injured When Automobile
Struck by Train- at Manown
WASHINGTON, Pa., July 4.
(AP) Four persons were killed
and three were seriously injured
when their automobile was struck
by a train at Manown, tonight.
Richard Grace, Attempting
Flight to California, Fails
at Take-off
"I Did My Best," Movie Flier De
clared; Flight to Mainland From
Hawaii Probably Off as Re
i suit Damages
MANA. Island of Kauai, Hawaii.
July 4. (AP) The stunt flier of
the movies, Richard Grace, of Hol
lywood, Cal., crashed to earth in
his plane here today, shortly after
having taken off for the Califor
nia mainland. Grace and the dog
Richard Grace
which accompanied him. were un
hurt, but the plane was so badly
damaged that the trans-Pacific
flight of more than 24 00 miles,
may be abandoned.
Grace made a good take-off at
5:24 a. m., from the rough and
bumpy barking sands runway,
which had previously punctured
the tires of his plane's wheels,
halting two attempts to fly. He
circled the island of Kauai, testing
his machine before sailing out
across the Pacific.
Plunges to Earth
Trouble developed when the
plane was over the village of Ko
loa. The tail of the monoplane
was seen to flutter, and then the
plane plunged to earth in thorny
bushes at the edge of the flying
field. Grace had flown 51 min
utes when he crashed to land, at
6:15 a. m.
The fuselage and one wing were
wrecked and there was other dam
age, but the propeller and motor
were Intact.
Grace returned heartbroken to
the residence where he had been
a guest. His mechanician. Easton
B. Koger completely broke down
with disappointment" and fin
able to see any otte to explain ?tbe
pat 3.)
Independence Day Is Celebrated
in London and Paris
LONDON, July 4. (AP) Due
to the big; invasion of American
Visitors, student and universities
parties, London celebrated the
Fourth of July to" a more than the
ordinary extent, and with enthusi
asm. The -American society gave
its customary banquet at the Sa
voy hotel, the American ambassa
dor, Alanson B. Houghton, presid
ing. This was the largest gather
ing In the history of the society.
July 4. (AP) All
France knew that today was Am
erican Independence day 'and ' the
holiday was observed with more
ardor and 'pride in Paris and" the
provinces than any Fourth of July
since the war:
Victim of
Thieves Uses Unnraal
Blethod to Retain Emblem
Theft ot two American flags
from in front of his home in re
cent days, prompted Louis j Glclaa
to resort to 'unusual measures to
make sure; that the national em
blem. would be displayed before
bis house on the Fourth.
j uiuu pauiiea , tne ' ijag on , a
large f piece of sheet metal, and
then nailed it on hi home. Above
tacked alcn: !
Try to
take this one.
Plot to Hamper Publication Indi
cated; New Keys Obtained
for Locks
Somebody tried to put The
Oregon Statesman out of business!
For the first time tn at least 43
years, and probably for a consider
able time before that, the States
man office was robbed. Sunday or
early Monday morning, . when
someone, undoubtedly familiar
with printing offices, entered and
took away with him about 100
linotype space bands, removing
them from the battery of machines
in the printing room, and also all
the hand composition "sticks"
used there, except one which a
printer had bidden away. Also, a
pair of spectacles belonging to one
of the linotype operators was
While the articles taken were
valuable in themselves, worth
about $155, the fact that only the
space bands, absolutely necessary
in setting machine type, and the
"sticks," equally essential in .set
ting hand type, were taken, was
believed to indicate that the thief
also had it in his mind to cripple
the newspaper in a vital spot.
However, the loss of the space
bands was discovered early Mon
day, and at the same time that a
new supply was ordered, through
the courtesy of the Capital Jour
nal the deficiency was temporarily
overcome ana The statesman ap
pears as usual this morning.
The Statesman office, it might
be explained, is busy both day and
night, aid someone connected with
the newspaper is on duty at all
hours execept on Sundays and hoi
idays. Therefore it has been the
custom, for the last 43 years,
never to lock any of the doors. I
However, since this theft, a uejr
set of keys has been ordered to re
place those thrown away 43 years
ago, and the doors of each depart
ment will be locked when none cf
the employes is present. , "j
Meanwhile. s word ' has beeh
broadcast "that the space bands
were stolen! In the hope that the
thief may be caught if he attempts
to dispose of them. Similar thefts
were reported last week from Cali
fornia newspaper plants. ' "f-
Murderer of 13-Year-Old Oakland
Girl Traced By Police
OAKLAND, Cal., July '4. (AP)
Oakland and San Francisco po
lice were endeavoring to piece to
gether dark, flitting clews today,
to find a tell-tale guide to the
bloodstained fingers that with
fiendishness beat and stabbed the
life out of 15-year-old Mabel May
er, Oakland school girl, Saturday
Clews characteristic of murder,
foreign appearing men, who are
heard to mumble incoherent
things, automobiles dashing from
the scene of the trlme, youths,
who were friends, of the- victim.
who have not been heard from
since the killing., suspects annre-f
hended, others 'sought; these were
developments, s following the animal-like
Quiet Celebration Staged in Wash
ington W ith Coolidge Gone
The one hundred and fifty-first
anniversary of American inde
pendence was celebrated quietly
today by the national capital, the
occasional bang' of a "bootleg
firecracker, and several neighbor
hood flag ceremonies being the
only Fourth of July reminders
preceding the annual fireworks
display on the Washington monu
ment grounds in the evening.
Mother and Five .Children Di
When Automobile - gfrnck
4. ( AP) -A ' mother and five of
her children were killed "and two
other members of the family wer
injured tonight, when a passenger
train struck their automobile at
a grade crossing In Echota, a suhr
ttrb of Niagara Falls. .
The flagman at v the crossing
said Pawloff disregarded his sig
nal to stop.
GILROY, Cat, July 4.--(AP)
naraWelky, aged" J, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Welkyv of Gilroy.
died , today, as a result of - fire
cracker burros, z
Tne rarmer gets nia sxtrs nour or aay
light in the summer not by moving the
clock forward but by setting his alarm for
an hour earlier in the morning. J
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Racing Automobile Leaves
Fairgrounds Track and
Piles Up in Ditch
Chicago Man Driving Car Which
Won Indianapolis Race in 1023
Nearly Equals Record
, on Salem Speedway fJ2
Phil ' Churchill, North Bend.
Oregon, narrowly averted death
yesterday before a crowd of near
ly 5000 persons gathered at the
state fairgrounds track,' for the
auto races, when his car plunged
through the outer fence on the
north curve in the first lap of the '
20-mile event for class A cars. He
was thrown clear, receiving only '
minor scratches about the face,
when the machine piled up in a
Jack Ross of Chicago, driving the
Miller straight 8 with which Frank
Lockhart won the Indianapolis
sweepstakes in 1925, took first
money in the 50-mile Multnomah
Hotel sweepstakes, setting a rec
ord on the Salem track both for
distance and time. He finished
in 4 5 minutes, 41 seconds, although
ha fouled plug held him out for 1
lap. Ross came within a second
and two-fifths of tying the course
record for one mile, making it in
4 7 2-5 seconds. He also receied
$25 for holding the lead over the
entire field for, the first 2 5 laps.
Other Places Disputed , '
There was some dispute over
second and third places, and place
money Was withheld- by "North
west Auto racing officials pending
a decision, although the judges
decision at first favored entry No.
26, the Frontenac special" driven
by Gus Duray of Seattle, ;fdr sec
ond place, and entry No. 6, a
Stutx special .driven by . "Swede"
Smith of Salem. . - v
Following a check-up , with th
lap-by-lap record kept " by the
Statesman representative, race of
ficials stated that the official rec
ords were- probably correct, al
though no official decision would
be made until all Interested parties
could be met In conference;' f' -,
Also Takes 20-Mile Race
Ross also placed first in the 20
mile event for Class A. cars, with
Guy Duelin, Denver, in a Fronte
nac special, second, and Duray,
taker of second -' money in ' the
Multnomah. sweepstakes, third
(Continued on pa (a 4) ' ; .'
'Xo Doubt of France's High Re
gard for America, Says
Noted Airman
PARIS, July 4 (AP) The
peak of Commanoty Byrd's Paris
triumph was ' reached tonight,
when Marshal Foch, Ex-President
Millerand, General Gouraud, M.
BokanowskI, M. Doumer, minister
of public works; M. Franchet; and
a hundred other notable French
men, joined with' . Americans in
cheering him, and Clarence D.
Chamberlin and their flying com
rades, at the American chamber of
commerce dinner. It was more a
manifestation for - the American
aviators than a celebration of In
dependence day.
"While i I have to receive this
wonderful 'reception from you to-i
night,- said -Commander Byrd, ."I
hare known that I have not de
served It alone. -I stand here in
the name of my three shipmates,
Acosta, Novillo and BaJchen, for
If . I deserve your applause, they
deserve it more than I.
1. "I want to say-to America that"
If "any I American has doubt of
France's high regard, let him or
her make a non-stop flight from
America to France. ! I believe it Is
not; so - much . the flier that the
great people, of France acclaim
with J their i; extremely; generous,
wholehearted; enthflsiasm--It la
the flay those Oiers carry, the! em-,
blem of America. If you could
hear TfVe L'AinerIq.ue as I have
heard it since my arrival, I think'
jrot would know that there ; ara
still millions of French like La
fayette left in France." 4 ."
; 5 , . . .:-
(Continatd oa-Jaf )
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