The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 12, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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The WUUuoette valley
this fall Is fundamentally
prosperous; everywhere axe
evidence of better tines
tham a year ago.
Continued fair todr
High temperature sad low
humidity. Max. temperature
Wednesday 91; Mia. 50;
River -2.4; Part cloady.
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Salem, Oregon, Thursday Morning, September 12, 1929
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No Plot Formed to do Away
With "Court". Sichof
sky, is Claim
More Than 2 Hours Con
sumed Making Decision
To Issue Statement "
CAP) Following a conference
lasting more than two hours Gov
ernor C. C Young, Warden Court
Smith of Folsom- prison - and
Charles Neumlller. president of
the ttate prison board, issued a
statement late today denying
charges that an attempt had been
made in the prison to "do away"
with "Count" Albert Sichofsky
and accounting for his moneys re
ceived and expended by them.
Sichofsky who claims to be a
Polish count, is held at Ellis Isl
and awaiting deportation following-
his release from Folsom pri
son where he served a term on the
charge of buncoing a San Fran
cisco physician.
The count filed with federal of
ficials in Washington a petition
for writ of habeas corpus so that
he might return to California and.
attempt to recover moneys he
claimed mysteriously disappeared
while he was held in the Los An
"geles county Jail and at Folsom.
Prison Officers Are
Called to Conference
In the endeavor to straighten
out the conflicting statements
relative to the case Governor
Young called to his office teday
Warden Smith, Neumlller, Bert
B. Meek, a member of the prison
board at the time Sichofsky was
held in Folsom, and George Jen
nings, Folsom prison record clerk.
Jennings was called Into the
conference to explain his side of
the story related yesterday by J.
J. Smith, former warden of Fol
som prison to the effect that he
discharged Jennings after he
caught the clerk trying to induce
Count Sichofsky to sign a will
leaving $2000 to Jennings and
smaller sums to two prisoners.
Warden Court Smith reemployed
Jennings when he took office.
Jennings Bays Story .--Is
"Diabolical lie"
Jennings today branded J. J.
Smith's story as "a diabolical lie
and bunk." He declared he was
dismissed the day following the
will episode for reasons unknown
to him but stated he had expect
ed for some time to be "let out"
because of "politics" and other,
more personal reasons.
waraen conrt smith issued - a
statement explaining what he
knew of the will incident. The
details of this statement did hot
gibe in a single respect with the
story told by the former warden
but both Court Smith and Jen
nings maintained that their ver
slon was the correct one.
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Changes in gasoline-retail pric
es which may mean the end of the
present phase in the local "gas
war," are scheduled for today,
according to reports current Wed
nesday. The changes probably
will Include revision upward of
the prices ranging down to 18
cents a gallon which have beeen
charged recently by several of the
larger dealers.'
Just what this move signifies,
dealers were hesitant to say Wed
nesday, but it was stated that no
agreement had been reached with
dealers .whose previous price cut
ting resulted in the latest "war.
The change in prices today
probably will mean that for the
n resent, every dealer will be "on
his own and privileged to set any
price he sees fit, with no attempts
being made to reach s uniform
price. -
iWaggoner Has
In His Possession When
Taken in Wyoming Town
NEWCASTLE, Wyo., Sept. 11.
(AP) C D. Waggoner, the
man town banker who Jolted the
financial powers in New York
with execution of his scheme to
; get half a million dollars by faked
telegrams to protect depositors ot
his bank, had just $400 la his
possession when he was arrested
. 'With a warrant from New York
speeding by air mail, charging
him with defrauding six ot the
largest banks of the country by
his manipulation Waggoner wait
ed in the little Jail here today to
begin i a Journey either to New
. New York or Denver in custody of
federal authorities. Waggoner in-
dicated that his - extradition to
New York may be questioned on
the ground that the offense with
which he was charged might le
gally be determined to have been
committed In Denver, whence' tel
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William D. Steaart, Director, of
the Bnreaa of Census la the De
partment of Commerce, has al
ready started plans for taking the
1080 census of the United States.
Special tabulating machinery, has
been installed In the bnreaa -to
enable the workers to make fast
time. :
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Resolution for Revision of
Treaties Rejected by
Geneva Assembly
GENEVA, Sept. 11. (AP)
The Chinese delegation to the
tenth assembly of the league of
nations threatened to withdraw to
night following up rejection by
a committee of a resolution sub
mitted by Dr. C. C. Wu, minister
to Washington and leader of the
delegation here.
Dr. Wu asked adoption of a re
solution for revision of treaties,
which have become Inapplicable,
Article 19 of the covenant .of the
league says that the assembly
may from time to time advise re
consideration of such trestles. To
the dynamie ambassador these
treaties are those covering extra
territorial privileges in China to
foreign powers.
By a vote of three to four the
Agenda committee of the assembly
tonight decided it was unable to
tansmit the resolution to the jur
idical committee of the assembly
on the ground that it opened up a
question of too vast an import-
The Chinese representative
thereupon announced that if the
committee did not find a way to
change its decision his delegation
might be "obliged to leave the as
sembly, adherence of the new Na
toinalist China is of importance
to the league and leaders of the
international organization tonight
were seeking to adjust the crisis.
Later it was announced that
the delegates of India, France,
Roumania and Chile, who opposed
the resolution, also did so on the
ground that the covenant article
was sufficiently explicit in ltsself
and required no reinforcement by
assembly action. They argued that
any country already entiled to
bring a treaty to the attnetion of
the assembly and advocate revi
sion on the ground that it is out
of date or holds a menace of war.
Arrest oi Indian
Is Sought by Cops
Complaint was f Hed in the jus
tice conrt on Wednesday tor the
arrest of Jennie Suntustus, father
of June Moody Suntustus, 18-year-old
Indian boy,-who died in
the local hospital Tuesday night
as the result of an automobile
accident on the Pacific highway
on Tuesday morning.
The case in which W. J. Mal
key, state traffic officer, accuses
the defendant with reckless driv
ing will likely be referred to the
grand jury for investigation.
Only $400
egrams were sent Angnst IS di
recting transfer of 9500,900 to
creditor the Bank of Telluride in
the Chase National hank In New
Declaring that he had engi
neered the deal solely, for the
purpose ot protecting the deposit
ors of the 'Bank of Telluride,
Waggoner ' Indicated he, believed
sufficient funds had been deposit
ed to the credit ot the bank to
meet all obligation. The bank
has been placed in the hands of
the Colorado banking commis
sioner since news of Waggoner's
financial deal became public : He
showed little sympathy for the
New York hanks which had pro-
Tided the funds.
Questioned today regarding the
take code -messages seat from
Denver the day before Waggoner
obtained 495,O0O from the
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Eight Local Plants Running
In Bartlett Pears and
Season Expected to be Hea
vier and Continue Long- '
er Next Summer
There are probably over 1000
people now employed in the eight
Salem, canneries, and in the Indus
tries, serving them directly. This
number will be so employed at
least throughout the Bartlett pear
and evergreen blackberry canning
and packing season, and It will
likely be slightly increased during
the prune canning season, which
will begin in a smalt way In the
early part ot next week, and per
haps be general by the last of the
week, and will likely last for about
three weeks longer. In some ot the
plants, pear canning will go on
even after prune eanning is ove$
using pears that are arriving
from southern and eastern Oregon
and eastern Washington In large
quantities and being put in cold
storage In order to prolong the
season or rather enable the put
ting up of a much larger number
of cases than would otherwise be
possible with available facilities.
Also there will follow large oper
ations in pumpkin and apple can
ning In some of the plants, and
in carrot canning in one so that
there will be fair sixed forces em
ployed even up to the Christmas
holidays, or near that time.
Oregon Packing Firm
Employs 900 Persons
The Oregon Packing company.
at its 12th street plant eanning
pears and evergreens and its 13 th
street plant canning beans, ac
counts for about 900 of the people
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DALLAS Sept. 11 J. A. Moore,
clerk for the Shell Oil company of
Dallas, was killed Wednesday af
ternoon, the result of a fracturea
skull, sustained when he was run
down in attempting to crank his
Mr. Moore had been to the
court bouse on business and park
ed his car at the south entrance to
the grounds. Me had evidently
left his car in high gear and his
starter was apparently not wprk
ing. On cranking the car It was
observed by employes of the
court house that he was doubled
over and thrown down, the car
passing over his head and should
ers on the street curbing. The
car kept going until it was sopped
by lnpact with walls of the court
house, a distance of nearly 100
First aid was rendered by Dr.
L. A. Bellman and his ambulance
called. The accident occured
about 2:15 and Mr. Moore died
about 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore and bis
family came here about six
months ago, and have been run
ning a fox farm on their place on
Fairriew avenue. These are four
children in the family, the young,
est about 4 years old.
Gas,Main Being
Finished Rapidly
From Portland
Rapid progress is being made in
laying the six-inch gas main
which will reach from Portland to
Salem and supply the latter city
and Intermediate points with a
greatly Increased amount ot ga
within the next few months.
Two ditch digging machines is
well as several crews of men
have been working out from Sa
lem north during the past month
and ditch has been dug as far as
Gervals. Aurora has been made
the base of supply for pipe line
on the middle section of the road
and -line has been laid but not
welded together or placed in the
ditch, as far north as Woodburn.
The line is placed alongside the
highway under a franchise priv
ilege obtained from the county
and the state.
Electrical War ,
Still in Status
Quo, is Report
All was quiet along the front
lines of the "quiet conflict be
tween electrical shops and work
ers here Wednesday with the de
cision of Saturday to maintain
open shop being adhered to by all
dealers. Several shops : are re
ported to hare employed non-un
ion men,-hat not all the positions
left by the 17 anion men who
walked out a fortnight ago, have
been filled. No overtures were
made: Wednesday by union men
seeking to reach a wage agree
ment with the employers.'
Carter Snake Ha
More He ads Then
Appear Necessary
:, Born i To wakmownt snake
parents, la Salem, a doable
Beaded garter snake, weight
nnknown and sine small.
The snake has two boaest-to-goodness
beads attached
at a T-shaped angle to the
body. Each head Is tally
formed and Is "eomplete"
with normal tongue and
a bright pair of eyes. '
John Hendi-kksoa. who
Uvea at 1540 Sooth Cottage
street caught the snake end
exhibited it to friends Wed
nesday the first of it
kind he bad ever seen.. He
said bis young pet was not
In the beet of health and he
was doubtful if the freak
would survive many move
days of captivity.
Infants of Feminine Gender
Most Numerous During
- Month of August
Girls bom in Marion county
during August greatly outnum
bered boys according to the re
port of the Marion county health
unit given Wednesday noon at" the
Marion hotel, Forty young la
dies made their initial bow dur.
ing the month while only 26 boys
were born. Girls hold the advan
tage in numbers tor the yearly re
port with a total of 294 born in
the county to 248 boys born.
The meeting, which is a regular
monthly affair, was attended by
Judge J. G. Siegmund, chairman,
Ellis Purvlne, Frank Neer, T. M.
Hicks, Dr. Vernon A. Douglas, Dr.
Eltella Ford Warner. Mark McAl
lister, member of the Salem school
board, was a special guest at the
A number of Interest facts were
brought out at the report. Of the
births in the county during the
month, only 25 per cent were in
hospitals. There were no matern
al deaths while infant deaths for
the entire month were only two
for children below the age of one
year. Cancer and heart disease
were the most prevalent causes
of death, 10 people being stricken
by the. former disease and 1 4 by
the latter.
Comparatively "Tew cases ot
contagious disease were reported
in the county. Mumps were most
prevalent with ten cases being
listed and new tuberculosis came
next with eight cases listed. These
included residents of Marion
county In state institutions. Three
deaths resulted from tuberculosis
during August.
There were four cases of
whooping cough, three of chicken-
pox, two of smallpox and two of
reneral disease reported, none of
which were fatal. Total deaths
from contagious disease in the
county this year have been 49.
Willing to
i3e Feted in
City Friday
The first formal honors accord
ed Dr. O. P. Willing upon his re
turn to Oregon after finishing as
runner-up In the national amateur
golf tournament at Pebble Beach,
will be offered In Salem Friday
when Governor Patterson and
Mayor Livesley will greet the not
ed golfer shortly before noon at
the Marion hotel, this to be fol
lowed by a banquet arranged by
the Salem Golf club.
The banquet also will be held
at the hotel at noon, and ail local
golfers, whether members of the
club or not, have been invited to
attend. Tickets-may be purchas
ed at the hotel, or from Ercel Kay
or Graham Sharkey.
Mayor Livesley will deliver a
brief address welcoming Dr. Will
ing, and there will be other talks.
Thirty or forty Portland residents
will attend, coming to Salem on
two special Oregon Electric
coaches. Dr. Willing, who is mo
toring home from California, will
be escorted from Albany by T. A.
Raftety, state traffic chief.
In addition to the high nation
al ranking which he won in the
recent tournament. Dr. Willing Is
'amateur and open champion of
Oregon, and formerly held the
Portland championship and the
northwest amateur "and open ti
tles. Bids Are to be
Opened Shortly
For Building
Bids on construction ot the pro
posed new building to be erected
by Dr. B. L. Steeves on Court
street between Commercial and
Liberty for occupancy by the Eoff
Electric company, were open
ed Wednesday; and a contract
may be awarded today. The cost
is expected to be In the neighbor
hood of ts.000.
: The plans call for tearing down
the old Stewart banding and erec
tion of a two story , fireproof
structure with stucco front varied
by a hollow tile coping. The en
tire building will be occupied by
the Eoff company, a ten year lease
having been agreed apon.
Bootlegger's Confession In
volves Another Offfi- '
cer in L. A.
Grand Jury is Delving Into
Corruption Charges
Against Cops
LOS - ANGELES, Sept. 11
(AP) Thomas B. Washburn, a
patrolman attached to the police
department's vice squad, was ar
rested tonight on a warrant issued
after the grand jury had returned
secret Indictments charging brib
ery against six officers and three
John Does. The indictments fol
lowed an Investigation of a story
of police corruption told by J. B.
Westmaa, confessed bootlegger.
Shortly after Washburn was
booked at the county jail. Ser
geant Harry M. Hill and Sergeant
Leonard 8. Sale, ot the vice squad,
were arrested and placed in cells.
Immediately after the arrests, a
special armed guard of deputy
sheriffs was placed about West
man's home. Two deputies al
ready were guarding the man in
the county jail. The guard ov
er his home was ordered when
Dewar received information that
three men in a touring car with
two machine guns, were seen go
ing tow ard it tonight.
Dewar said the three officers
still at liberty, whose names be
did notwliTulge, were preparing
to surrender to deputy sheriffs to
morrow, after they had arranged
for bond.
Washburn was released on j
$10,000 bond after he had spent i
a short time in a cell.
Westman, alias Harris D. Mc- ,
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Naval Committee Will Begin
Investigation of Ac
tivities Today
(AP) Investigation of activities
of American shipbuilding corp
orations at the unsuccessful Ge
neva naval limitations conference
of 1927 was ordere today by the
senate and will started tomorrow
by its naval committee.
An executive session will be
held in the morning to determine
the witnesses to be called and the
procedure to be followed. Open
hearings are expected and William
B. Shearer, who has sued three
shipbuilding corporations for
money alleged to be due him 'for
his services in their behalf at Ge
nera, is elated to be the first wit
ness. No voice was raised against the
Investigation in the senate today
as the resolution of Senator Borah,
republican, Idaho, was adopted
without even a roll call. Senator
Blaine, republican, Wisconsin,
asked if the resolution were broad
enough to permit investigation of
American naval officers who have
been "reported" to have been in
touch with Shearer. Senator Bo
rah said he believed the resolution
was broad enough to permit that.
Senator McKellar. democrat.
Tennessee, expressed hope that
later an Inquiry would be made
into all manner of naval propa
ganda Including that issued by
"the other side." Senator Robin
son, of Arkansas, the democratic
leader, insisted, however, that this
particular inquiry be limited to
this specific case which he con
tended "involves Interference in
what Is essentially the foreign re
lations of the United States.'
Senator Borah has suggested
that the director of the shipbuild
ing corporations being sued by
Shearer be called for examination
and there is no doubt that this
course will be pursued.
Believe It or Not
A 1
- - - About Salem
Near Salem is the largest
Franquette walnut or
chard in the United States.
It la owned by Clarence W.
Noble, now living in Salem,
and is known as the Sky
Line orchard.
There are 212 acres in the
orchard. It is located a
few miles southwest of Sal
em. To go there, you drive
south to Liberty thence
southwest and keep on go
ing until you get there. 4:
Bumor says that a few
years ago Mr. Noble , was
offered S125.00O for his
Sky-line orchard.' He still
owns the 6rchard and it
isn't for sale.
Tk StaiMmaa wVH wliwi son- ,
, tribmtioat front its rattan f th-
v -er raaarkabis facts abmt tll .
On Mission of Peace
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The German cruiser "Erodes, first war Teasel of the German
Republic to visit our shores since the world conflict, is seen as she
entered the harbor of San Diego, California, on a good will mission
around the world. The German ship carries 400 officers and men as
well as a number of naval cadets, and toured the South Seas before it
reached the West Coast.
Chemist Believes
Wars Impossible
Millions Offered President Hoover For Use in
Discovering Possibilities of Science
As Agent of Peace
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 11. (AP) War has been
made impossible by chemistry and airplanes, Francis
P. Garvan of New York told the American chemical society
tonight in a written communication.
As president of the chemical foundation he formally of
fered President Hoover the use of millions of dollars to in
vpstifffltA t.hp "vast Ttossihili-
ties of chemistry as an agent
of peace."
Ill in New York he sent his
communication to be read at the
presentation by the chemical so
ciety of the Priestly medal, the
highest honor of chemistry, given
him as' America's most distin
guished "lay chemist"
Chemist Held Able to .
Protect Public Health
Garvan also sketched the chem
ist's power to protect public
health, and D. Irving Langmuir,
president ot the American Chem
ical society, announced a new re
search sponsored by the society to
search for the cause and cure of
"Can the development of Amer-
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CANORA, Sask, Sept. 11.
(AP) With 59 of their adult
members sentenced to serve six
months In the 'Prince Albert Jail
as the outcome of a nude parade
near Mikado today, 96 members
of the Sons of Freedom, a Douk-
hobor sect, were sleeping under1
honor sect, were sleeping under
guard here tonight. The boys and
girls in the group will be handed
over to the child werfare bureau
at Prince Albert
The women and chUdren were
guarded in a house obtained by
the Boyal Canadian mounted po
lice, 'while the men were held in
the police quarters.
All those in custody here are
members of the Doukhobor party
which stormed the bridge at Kam
sack last Friday, only to be dis
persed by. mounted police. . Since
then they have been wandering
along the highways, sleeping out
at night by the roads.
The disrobing today near Mi
kado was the first occur ranee of
its kind since the nude parade at
Slocan, B. C, more than two
weeks ago. Today's remonstrance
followed the arrest ot eight Douk
hobor leaders. Women and chil
dren appeared- without clothing
but men who attempted to dis-
iooe were restrained.
The 96 Jailed tonight Is the
remnant of 250 Doukhobors who
were halted at Kamsack five days
Bollier Puts up
Fine and Clears
Out ot Bastille
After staying In Jail only a few
hours. Cliff Bollier decided to
raise $10 fine assessed against
him Wednesday when he appear
ed m police court to answer
charges of speeding and driving
with five persons in the driver's
Bollier had first elected to serve
out the tine at the rate of Sz a
day.- Be was arrested Tuesday
night. Bollier is now a resident
of 'Long Beach, Cal having mov
ed ' there . from, Salem . a few
months ago.
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JERUSALEM, Sept. 11 (AP)
Quietness in Palestine where
Jewish-Moslem disturbances have
continued for almost - a month,
has resulted in the withdrawal of
detachments of British troops
from areas where normalcy has
been restored. An official bulle
tin today said that apart from in.
cidents the situation has consid
erably Improved during the past
A system of mobile patrols will
be maintained in districts where
detachments have been with
drawn. The number ot troops at
present in Palestine are consider
ed fully" adequate to deal with any
disturbances which might arise.
The British police force is being
augmented. The first group of
newly recruited constables from
England being due here soon.
Hearings and investigations of
charges arising from the recent
troubles are proceeding in all
parts of the country.
Woman Suffers
y D. rr MJM
SILVERTON, Sept 11 Mrs. J,
N. Case Of Monitor today was
ibrought to the local hospital
where she is being treated for
barns.. She was badly burned on
one hand and received some minor
burns on other parts of the body
when a boiler that she was re
moving from the stove slipped
from her hands.
Less Than-Full Regiment
Of G.A.R. Vets Make Way
Before Reviewing Stand
PORTLAND, Maine. Sept-11-
(AP) Nine hundred
Boys In
Blue," their faltering footsteps
stirred by martial airs which they
followed into battle more than 10
years ago, strode for a mile to
day in - the . parade opening the
CSrd National Encampment of Uie
Grand Army of the Republic -
The less than a regiment of vet
erans was but a remnant of the
host that rallied to Its country's
defense in the ' O's. Besides the
marchers, SO 0 others enfeebled by
the passing of time, rode in auto
mobiles.' -' - J ' -
Only one ot the marchers was
forced to give up. He wearied and
was assisted Into an automobile.
The rest stepped sturdily on, some
on canes, some on crutches and
some on the arms ot younger per
sons. Two refused to give up until
they had passed the reviewing
stand and then were taken In am
bulances to emergency hospitals.
Although many appeared weary
and tired as they neaxed the end
of the inarch they all drew erect
and snapped to salute to their com
350 Men Fight Conflagration
Upon One Three Mile
Front Near Coast
All 11 National Forests ere
In Grave Danger Says
Federal Officer
SILVERTON, Sept. 11. Noth
ing new was reported in the taw
conditions in the Silver Falls Tim
ber company holdings 'Wednesday.
The tires, while apparently under :
control, are still burning in the
slashings and are still being close
ly guarded. The women have not'
returned to camp and will not do
so for the present.
Stlverton itself is covered with
a mantle of smoke.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Sept 11.
(AP) Unleashed Monday by n
incendiary's torch. Coos county's
worst fire, in the .Rough creek sec
tion of Camas valley, raged on
into valuable stands of fir and
Port Orford cedar today. On one
three-mile front a force ot 85t
men was being steadily push?
back while the blaze swept for
ward on the wings of a stiff north
west wind.
' Near Powers in the same dis
trict another dangerous fire broke
out late yesterday and today had
resisted a force of 30 men to
spread over more than 100 acres
of green timber. The Cows Bay
Lumber company faced another
outbreak of the firewhich swept
over its holdings Monday, destroy
ing logging equipment and bucked
logs and for a time threatened
the town of Powers.
The Sixes river tire was still
out "of control today and dosens
ot new fires were repBrted in
Coos and Curry counties.
Forest Reserves Are
In Grave Danger
Major John D. Guthrie, of the
district forest office here describ
ed the fire situation in national
reserves as "alarming."
"Not one of the 14 national for
ests in the state escaped this
year," he said, adding that the
Sluslaw probably has been hardest
The Triangle lake fire in the
Sluslaw national forest today had
leaped a ridge between Deadveod
and Greenleaf creeks and was
sweeping toward a highway, where
fighters hoped to halt it. Fifty
men were sent from the district
office to assist in fighting a 1, tee
acre fire in the Waldport district
of the same forest Two other
large fires were reported consum
ing green timber.
Four dangerous incediary fires
were said to have been started in
the Umpqua national forest Su
pervisors reported the fires had
gained considerable - headway be
fore being discovered because of
poor visibility.
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Indian Brave
Tries Cave Man
Courting Ideas
Back to the care days of clubs,
cudgels, and hand-axes as a
means of wooing! Will the mod.
ern miss be wooed with a gun?
Apparently not
Al Gowdy, 21, the three-qaar.
ten-Indian, wishes to marry Eve
lyn Stryker, an 18 year old white
girl; and when Evelyn's parents ,
object he resorts to threats and
carrying a gun. Now according to -Oregon
law , an Indian cannot
marry a white minor-without the
consent of her parents, and Eve
lyn's mother is outraged to the ex
tent that she has sworn out a war
rant charging the Didian brave
with carrying a concealed weapon.
mander la chief. John Reese ' of
Broken Bow, Neb. '
Massachusetts had the largest
contingent, 132, while Idaho had
a lone representative carrying the
(department flag. Oregon and Geor- .
gia eaca naa only two men In line -and
they staggered amewhat to
ward the end as the weight ct the
large American and department :
flags began to tell on them."
The proposed reunion of the
soldiers of the North with these
who fought for the Confederacy
probably will come beforejhe del
egates i tomorrow. Commander
Reese today said that he. a an
individual favored it Richard A.
Sneed, commander In chief ot the
veterans of., the confederacy, by
telegraph last night, voiced his ap
proval of the move, but a number
of the delegates hare said they ob
jected. ' Touching briefly on the fast di
minishing ranks of the G.- A. R
Commander Reese In his address,
said that the present death rate
of veterans and their widows is
about 125 each day, or one-every
12 minutes.