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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, N6VEMBER 22, 192T
Eight y Four "Applications
First Wight; Two Teams
The selective membership ef
fort by Salens Lodge,; B. P2 O. E.
x j No. 236 netted a total of eighty
four applications tor membership
the first night. The purpose is to
- , increase the membership approxi
mately two hundred.
T It Is estimated that the palatial
Vnew building located at State and
cottage , streets with It s commo
dious: quarters will easily justify
this increase. : j "-
A portion of equipment consists
of a large lodge room, an auditor
ium with stage and scenic equip-
in en, -a radio and music room,
dining room, ladies', waiting and
rest room, billiard and pool room,
card room, committee room, read
ing room, writing and checker
room, lobby, cloak room and sec
retary's :. heaquarters. vv ' , -: -:':.'
The contemplated Increase - in
membership has taken on the, as
pect of a membership contest com
posed of two competiting teams
as follows: ,
Personnel of Teuns
Regulars: R. ' N. McDonald,
Captain; O. I McDonald, .Harold
Eakin, William Paaius, : Fred
Paulus, Ted Paulus, Jake Pahrer,
E..G. Burrell, A. E. "Woodward,
Phil Holmes, Roy Bohannoti, O.
L. Fisher, Warren A. Jones, Aug
ust : Huckesteln, Sr.. R. H. (Rob
ertson, Harry Young, Leo Childs,
Leo Page, Albert Ramseyer. W. H.
Mills', Ernest Bonesteele, B e n
Drager, Robert Cole, Merrltt Dav
is, Ralph. Colley, Elmer Savage,
Bill Himes, Vie McKenzie, Walter
Smith, Otto Ammon.
Irregulars: Oscar B. Ging-
V rich, Captain; William Evans, Ro-
Y'OC meo Couley, F. E. DeLano, Arthur
Brock, Frank Durbin, Jr., William
Haberly, Julias Aim, George Wei-
'f gle. Oliver Meyers, Charles Know-
1 land, MelTln Shepard. Keith. Har-
? rla, Walter ZoseL Ted Irvln, How
ard Hulsey, Robin D. Day, Jack
Cherrtngton, " Charles Goodwin,
George MHler. . Grant Day, Frank
Schaap, Biddy Bishop, Tracy
- Poorman, Ross Nelson, Fred Vies-
" ko. It. S. Geer, Henry Keene, Bar
ney Wright, WarTen Edwards. ;
Rules For Membership Contest
1. All applications on hand at
the close of the regular session No
7vember 17, 1927, shall be equal
ly divided between the two com
i 2. All applications demit, re
instatement or regular-shall be
counted for the side JjprOeurlng
' 3. All neutral applications not
received by either team shall be
equally divided between the two
4. A proposer not on either
team shall have the privilege o:
designating the team he desires
to have credit.
' B. Penalty, for the team losing
the contest to be in strict accord
ance with the challenge made part
of the minutes of the regular ses-
skm November 17, 1927.
7. A; copy of therules, person,
nel of teams and challenge to .be
provided to each team and to the
committee" of judges, and a copy
to be spread npon the lawn for the
observation of Brother Bill Paul
. 8. There are to be three judges
of the contest consisting of the
Exalted Ruler. Secretary of the
I.odsre and the chairman of the
9. All matters not specifically
covered In the rules shall be sub
t mitted to the committee of Judges
for their final decision.
10. There shall be no appeal
from the decision of the judges.
; The penalty for the losing the
contest Is to be as follows :
a. Cart the winning team around
a full city block In wheelbarrows
with the Elk's band leading; the
: procession playing the tune of On
Vard Christian Soldiers. '.- -".
b. Furnish and serve ft banquet
In costume. k 1
The record for theast-thirty
years shows a steady andhealthy
1897 " 4
". ' 1917 -739
' 1927 . - 1584
The above figures Indicate that
the membership of the Lodge has
more than doubled itself every ten
years: With the anticipated In
crease the membership will ftp
ttrozimate 1800 before the first
f the year. v
NON-SUIT RULING HELD
r( Continued from Page One) '
though be was to all appearance,
in the most -rtbust health. The
adjournment ( was granted over
our protest and our ' subsequent
demand that a juror be withdrawn
and a mistrial ordered, was re
fused. - i -
Charges Sharp Practices
"I now charge that since : that
time the defendant Dempsey has
been traveling: - about the sjtate
trumping up public sentiment for
himself. He . has appeared at po
litical meetings and has "talked
over the air. I charge his attor
aer with most unethical action In
arranging this postponement. I
charge i' his ! spiritual . advisor.
George? L. Rlckard, with having
openly boasted that he had the
trial In the bag." i
At this point the court was
thrown Into an uproar when Rick
ard jumped to his feet and shout
ttd: '."You're a contemptible liar."
Rickard was pulled back into. his
chair as Sager continued. .. .;
" ; "Your honor,". Sager said. "I
move for withdrawal of a juror
and declaration of a mistrial." -Kearns
Motives Questioned -Lengthy
argument followed the
making of this motion; counsel for
Dempsey charging that Sager had
made his charges, unsupported by
affidavits, solely for the news
papers, and that Kearns never had
the case brought to trial, but
hoped by keeping it hanging over
Dempsey's head to force him to
make a settlement out of court.
Driscall asserted that Dempsey
never would settle, even If It could
be done for ' one cent. Another
defense lawyer questioned Sager's
remark that . he had 25 .years of
service at the bar and Sager in an
ger, tears glistening on his cheeks
to defend his reputation.
At this juncture Judge Runyon
plainly indicated he Intended to
declare mistrial, not because he
believed there had been any guilt
but because "these charges having
been made, the finger of suspicion
would -r Inevitably be pointed in
some quarters, at the Jury ftnd
even at the court." J
sager- hastened . to assure the
judge he had. not in any way in
tended "to ' convey, the : Impression
he believed the court had connived
with defense attorneys to provide
time for the defendant to influ
ence the verdict. but had aimed
his charges entirely at the de-'
fense. , - - .
Quarantine Ordered Late
Last Night As Epidemic
- Becomes Serious ;
CLATSKANIE, Ore., Nov. 21-
AP Thirty farm homes In the
Midland district, an 'island in the
lower Columbia, near here with a
few scattered residences at Marsh
lands, on the mainland, were un
der quarantine tonight following
an outbreak of smallpox, which
within a week, developed out of
control of health authorities.
The Midland district is 'populat
ed by - nearly 100 families. J A
bridge, situated half way. between
Clatskanie and Marshlands con
nects the Island with the main
land. It is about six miles from
The spread of the disease,
which health officials are Drone to
acknowledge as a- mild epfdesnle. Is
believed to have developed at a
school house social October 28 In
the Midland f district. : A youth
from a certain section of the coun
ty, who bore marks of the' disease,
Is known to have attended the so
cial. ;-r : - '
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Meanwhile, city; school authori
ties here have investigated a com
pulsory vaccination rule for school
children and are forcing parents to
produce certificates of vaccination
of all children. Marshland school
children, also, are being : Investi
gated and vaccinations are '.being
administered. ; ' ? -
v Miss Nina Little,' county Red
Cross nurse, with Dr. W. Wi Ball,
Clatskanie physician, are endea
voring to check the spread of the
disease by all preventatives.
WILLABD WOMEN'S CLUB AF-
FAIR TO BE UNUSUAL
CENTERVIEW, Nov. I j 21
(Special) Mr. and Mrs.: . K. O.
Rue spent a few days last- week
in Woodburn. the guests, of Mrs.
Hue's brother, Adolph ' Nevlson.
While there they attended ; a Lu
The Willard Women's club met
at the home of Mrs Dave Ram
seyer of Willard on Friday ' A
very interesting program was giv
en. Mrs.- Fred Knight gave a pa
per on "School Lunches." "Mrs. A.
A2 Geer talked' on "Foods ' for
. SILVERTON. ; Nov. xl.Tiie.Cfhildren.-, Plans i were made for
SHverton Women's club wUlJioidUao-bazaar to be sponsored by the
its regular meeting in the 'IibraryTclub"on.' December 3 In the evening
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock; mig to be known as "A 2 Jitney
EDUCATIONAL TOPICS PLAN
FOR SILVERTON GROUP
As the November plan calls f or ,aa'
educational meeting, this session
will be a continuation of that sub-
ect. .4'". r.-v; ;
Col. .E. Mi Horerr of Salem will
speak on "Books." Pr. R. E.
Kleinsorge, a member of the 11-
verton school board, ' will speak
on "Tne iseetis or tne suverton
schools and ; the Coming Boyd Issue."-
-:' " ; "
Rey. ; Martin F. Ferrey of Salem
will review Owen Johnson's
"Children of Divorce
Charity Bazaar."! ; , . :
Further : Interesting announce
ments will be made about this so
cial function, the fine i program
and how to get Into the hall, but
club members wont tell any more
William Shakespeare is credit
ed with having written thirty-four
plays in all,; counting as one Hen
ry rVViWhlcbia In two parts, and
Henry VI, in three, parts, accord
Ine to an answered - question in
Liberty. . . :
Keep on Gizimg
1 1 1 1 m
FOLK COUNTY CORRESPOND
ENTS ATTEND MEETING
- SPRING VALLEY, Not. XI.
(AP) RepresentaUve from near
ly all localities in Polk county
were present at the busi&esa meet
lnjr and banquet given ftt Dallas
by Earle Richardson, editor of
the rltemUer-Obserrer.. "This
meeting was held tor news writ
era and other persona Interested
Professor C. J. Mcintosh of Cor-
allla and Mr. Rlchrdson were
M!3 Grace Chllders, Oregon
Btat4man correspondent ..from
Spring Valley, C. 8. Teepl and
Ur. and : Mrs. John Childera rep-
froiantcd soring Valley ' lit the
txaettng. : . ,
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Just now except 4ta. going to be the
bl event of the winter. -
- Miss Lorraine Fletcher, Harry
RKhes and Ferainand Roe fur
nished music at the basket social
in Pratum last week.
- Mr. ftnd Mrs. John Goodkenecht
and Mr. and Mrs. Edaoa Conestock
were in attendance at' the high
school for parents In Bllverton
lastlweek. . -Jf:
;The school board of the Center
view district held ft meeting Fri
day night- After the meeting Karl
Haberly and K. O. Rue went down
in the Haberly sedan to post no
tices. In turning around . oa the
Constock corner Karl backed
into the ditch.. He was unable to
get out until : he had gone, home
and -brought back his trusty Ford
truck which he fastened on to the
sedan and pulled it out. .
Twelve more progressive-' farm
ers of Evergreen district have
signed up for electricity, in their
homes. They expect to have their
homes lighted - in less . than a
month. -:; :. : ,
Those on this line are: -Clar
ence- Herr, Earl Batcneiior, , Ai
f red Kuexio, Gottlieb Hari. T. A
Relling, George Knenzi, Mrs. Em
ma Klopf enateln, "William Kauf
man, H. H. Kuenn, jonn xianna.
the German Christian Church and
Earl DesanL .
SPRIXQ VALLEY PEOPLE DIS
CUSS MATTER AT MEETING
SPRING VALLEY, Not. 21
(Special) Several patrons of the
the , electric light meeting at the
Lincoln school house . last Tues
Speakers were present who pre
sented their side of the light ques
tion. ; A great many of the people
are anxious-to get, power line
through this section as only ft few
miles lie between the two power
lines running from Balem and
Newberg. , .
Nothing definite has been set
tled as yet. - Probably another
meeting will ho held soon : and
everyone. In this section Is urged
to be present. : . - " ''
Mr. and ' Mrs. Frank Windsor
and family and Mr. and Mrs. John
Childers and daughter Grace at
tended an excellent program given
by the Popcorn Community club
HAVE SUICIDE PACT
Mrs. Marion Johnson Dead
Fmm Drinking Rose
Spray; Man May Live
Galley 1. .. Fillers.... Gibbons
EXCUSES NOT TAKEN -New
Tork Traffic Judges man
age to get at least one good laugh
a 'day from the pleadings of the
erring motorists brought before
them. Judge Carlln P. Smith got
his when Harold van Hercke,-a
farmer, arrested for speeding, ex
cused himself on the ground that
he was hurrying home to milk the
cows because If they are not milk
ed regularly- the milk Is not of a
superior grade. i In spite of the
novel excuse he was fined $48.
PORTLAND, NOT.-l. (A P)
Still alive, and with a chance of
recovery;' George Oaland, 42, told
police today of a drunken suicide
pact entered into by himself and
Mrs. Marion Johnson, 30 years
old; a pact that was consummat
ed : when both drank from cups
of deadly poison a rose epray-
a draught that proved fatal to the
He had known Mxs.: Johnson for
two years, Osland told police, add
ing that, she was the source of his
not irregular liquor supply. Each
time he visited her apartment, he
said, considerable liquor was con
sumed. And each time they emp
tied, glasses, so he sayathe wom
an became obsessesd with a de
sire to die. But she dreaded death
alone. ' ;'-' . -. .
"Sunday noon I visited her. Li
quor , was ordered we had , sev-l
era! bottles maybe , six or sev-l
en. Sunday night I . , went there
again. Again she urged death-
, Osland cursed," he said; and on
what may be his deathbed, he re
peated the oath. "Well," I told
her, 'Go get It and we'll go."
"She brought a bottle of dark
stuff from the kitchen.
- " 'Split it even and, well each
take , some.'
"Two tumbler full were pour
ed; we drank.
It was the son of the woman
who discovered them a few min
utes later; the mother dead, ly
ing across a table; the man un
conscious on the floor of an ad
An inquest will be held over
the body of the woman.
tlon will he completed ftt tha next
meetlngvjw--f , . -.v
At the meeting of road district
51, at Pringle Saturday night the
people seemed quite enthusiastic
in the matter of better roads.
There were 29 legal voters present
and some visitors. A special four
mill tax was voted.
It was agreed that two mills
should be used on the road south
from Pringle and two mills on
mall rou t No. 4 between Pringle
T. L. Davison was elected road
patrolman for the year. '
H. F, Stewart attended the Sa
lon Grange meeting Saturday. .
The; Sunday school attendance
Sunday was 48. :
A slogan for Pringle has been
suggested: "Pringle. Protection.
Peace and Prosperity. "
PRINGLE COMMTJNITY CLtB TO
The introductory pringle com
munity meeting Friday night was
well attended. A number of cha
rades were presented. The young
ladies had prepared ft-snappy pa
per -which proved very entertain
The people favored a permanent
organization and selected for
president Oscar Sealey, rice presi
dent Frank Clark, secretary Rex
The meetings "will be semi
monthly.- Probably the organiza tnas time
BANKERS.. LIFE OFFICIALS
J CLAIM CHARGE ACCEPTED
f A delegation of so-called assess
ment policy holders ln the Bank
ers Life Insurance company of Des
Moines, Iowa, appeared .before
Clare Lee. - state insurance com
missioner, here Monday and pro
tested against the alleged action
of the company In adopting the
legal reserve system, and refusing
to allow the complainants bene
fit of the old assessment rate.
It was contended " by some of
the assessment policy holders that
the assessments have now in
creased to a point where they can
no longer carry the : protection.
They have asked that they be re
cognised by the company, and that
the rate "be fixed on the old as
'Representatives of the insur
ance company submitted testimony
to show that at the time he legal
reserve system was adopted In
1921 the assessment policy hold
ers were advised of the proposed
action. It was said that most' of
the assessment policy holders took
advantage of the legal reserve
The state Insurance . commdi
loner Indicated that It would be
several days before he will give
WORKERS KILLED AND
OVER 20 nCRT IN FIGHT
uovraor of State - Claims Men!
Themselves to Blame for
DENVER, CoL. Nov. 21 (API
Tne northern ; Colorado coal
strike zone, where four strikers
were kllle dand more- than a score
wounded, early today, was in
charge of military guard troops to
night. For the first time since the
L W. W. strike In the Colorado
coal fields was called five weeks
ago. state police today resorted to
gun fire and 20 officers fired
point blank into an onrushing
crowd of strikers at the Columbine
mine in Weld county.
Within a few hours after the
battle, five companies of infantry.
two troops of cavalry, two armor
ed tanks and a medical detach
ment of the state guard were on
their 'way; to northern Colorado
The guard officers are in complete
charge of the territory and have
the same Jurisdiction as if martial
. . .
law was declared. , in an execu
tive order signed by Governor W.
H, Adams, de declared 'that a state
of riot and insurrection existed
In Boulder and Weld counties and
he gave Adjutant General Paul P.
Newton f nil powers to proceed as
he saw, fit to command the situa
tion. After the fight miners declared
that not a single miner was armed
and that all of them were going to
the postoffico which Is situated on
the Columbine provrty. They
blamed a "fool speed cop ' tor the
i The battle at the Columbine
mine occurred just at dawn today.
During the darkness between 400
and 500 strikers massed near the
gate to the mine property." As
they advanced into the property,
Louis N. Scheerf, chief of the law
enforcement department, and ;: 20
state officers ordered the strikers
to leave the property. They ad
vanced and in a short struggle In
which the police used their guns
for clubs and the strikers used
rocks, sticks and knives, the state
SPRING VALLEY, Nov. 21.
A large crop of turkeys are being
dressed in this community for the
Thanksgiving day trade.
if': Mrs. L. V. Versteeg, Mrs. W. A.
Chute and Mrs. Seymour "Wilson
all have . quite large flocks this
year. Several others have smaller
' Most 'of the turkeys are being
dressed for the Salem and Port
land markets. Some of the birds
are hardly ready for the market
now, but will, be better at Christ-
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officers were overwheltce ....
Scheerf collected his forces an!
drawing them up la a line ahead
of the strikers hs again ordered
them to halt. They kept advanc
ing and Scheerf fired two shots
over their heads. " when they con
tinued to rush toward him Scheerf
ordered hid men to fire and a
sweeping hail of bullets cut down
the strikers.. - i
Twenty of the wounded men
were taken to Longmont hospital
and doctors' said that at least four
of them did-not have a chance to
live. -Two were taken to a hospi
tal at Boulder and other of the
wounded were taken to their
homes. All of the state officers
. Sheriff Ben Robinson of Weld
county 1 and five deputies and a
number of mine guards were sta
tioned at the mine but took no
part In the battle. Thomas A li
near, chairman of the state indus
trial commission; Colonel Paul P.
Newton, adjutant general of the
state; and Sterling B. Lacy, state
budget and efficiency commission
er and personal representative ol
the governor, witnessed the fight
They hurried to Denver and re
ported the situation to th c ''
executive who Immediately at.
orized the calling out ct tbo t
Governor Adams i a'r ? n 4
"statement placing full lilatSTp (
the killings on the striker
selves and stating that ih f''
police were forced tt a- -matter
of pelf proteotioa.
Nazarene Church Rcvivr.l
Draws Big Crowds Sundry
The revival, meting at 'i
Church ' of the - Nazarne,
teenth and Marlon atree-ts. 1 : r
Ksslng nlcelTwo gr i
Ings "ffnday . the f 'PzX pe-r '. &1 :
the one at night. Tt tut: 't
was well filled and the aX&r
crowded with, aeekers with :
happy finders. ;
People are coming frosi dirr- r
ent parts of 1 the 'city and i'
country around, some cctnlrr i
far as 16 miles or more. .
The old fashioned gosptl i- ?
Ing preached In lti fulitie3 .
out anything being added or
from. The pastor, I. D. Sn i
Is the evangelist. '
The home paper is essentia!
It carries events of local ta
. t crest, community items you .
keeps foa in touch with th
. outside world, Portland, t". 9
State, the Nation, poUtk',
finance, education, sports..
special articles by nationally
.; known pens. "
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Detroit H. V. BOOKER. Turner RICHES :;:
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