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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1921
GALE SWEEPS GULF x0AST EiMEIG SHIPPING; DRIVING VACATIONISTS HOME
J 1 -
Efforts Are Directed Toward
Finding Supposed Marauder
That Attacked Steamers.
20 SHIPS IN ALL HAVE
. STRANGELY VANISHED
Operations of Raider Have
Covered Several Months;
May Have Operating Base.
WASHINGTON, June 22. (L-. P.)
Effort to solve the mystery of the
"vanishing ships" have centered on
finding the sea marauders who are
believed to have boarded the schooner
Deerlnc. making prisoners of her crew.
A lint of 20 vessels which ha disap
peared during the Inst few months h.m
been tnbuluted by the depnnnient of
commerce. Alrplanea mny be called
upon to solve the ship mystery and pa.
trol the little-frequented stretches of
coast near Cape Hiittcras for some
trace of the merchant vessels which
have mysteriously vanished Ihere.
Const guard vessels are exploring
coves and Inlets In the hope of picking
up a clue. If pirates raided the
ships and murdered or captured the
crews, some trace must have been left,
commerce officials believe. The dis
appearances emend over several
months and the raiding of vessels
must have a base for operations, It is
Five vessels were-near Cpe Hutteras
'len they went down. While the
lumber of vessels disappeared Is not
euusual, the fact that no trace has
been found of them and that so many
were last heard from near the same
spot Is unusual, according to com
merce department officials. If ihey
had blown up. gone aground or even
capslsed, some bit of wreckage float
ing ashore would explain their faie.
The achooner During, which beached
on the diamond shoals with nil sabs
set, has been carefully searched anil
no trace of the missing crew has been
found. Detectives are watching the
old haunts of sailors In I he hope that
pome will come back. The search so
far has been In vain. The Peering In
full of sand and seagulls are using the
rigging aa a roosting plnce.
July wheat closed nt H.2814 today,
the same price as yesterday, while
f-eptrniber wheat closed at Jl.22',4, n
l.nlf a cent lower than yesterday's
Following arc the quotations receiv
ed by Overbcck & Cooke, local hrok-
1.25 Vt 1.22
.64U .64 Mi .63
.fifV. 6S'i .64
W'hent closed nUnractlcnllv the same
prices as yesterday nfter scoring a fair
upturn In early buying Influenced by
additional reports of deterioration In
the northwest, with claims of disap
pointing yields In many sections of
winter wheat belt. The other con
tributing Influence was report receiv
ed vesterduv that Germany was livlhe
market for five million bushels of
wheat on 90 day credit basis, after
advancing on bullish enthusiasm was
asaatiged to large extent by adXices to
the effect that the New York bankers
did not favor the extension of credit to
Germany, and also based on claims of
largely Increased country offerings
from the country. Cnsh prices early
were higher but did not fully follow
the advance In the futures and the tone
...... nnt nnnal.lufarf nlrntllT 4 'fl sh 11111'-
chnses In the country Is helleved to!
exert more or less Influence on prices,
hut nt the same time It seems loRical
to assume that the demand will he
ample, and that, any evidence of furth
er deterioration In spring wheal be't
will stimulate buying power of suffi
cient proportion to Insure a higher
level of prices for the w heat market.
remv, .t . (a. p.) Cen
eral Charles H. Taylor, editor of the
L .tton lilohe, ,tled todity from para
lysis, aged 75 years.
t it 11 Mil : ' i Rf y
Admiral Sims, whose lndon speech on Hie Irish question can.e.l Secre
tary iH-nby to order him h..me. went lo Knalaml lo receive an honorary de
free from Cambridge fniversily. I'kture shows him and the prince .f '
Vales In the lobes of Doctor of l.-iw , urilvcrsily steps.
"WEARIN' 0' TIIE GREEN" GREETS
ADMIRAL SIMS AS HE ARRIVES IN
NEW YORK; DEMONSTRATION FAILS
Recalled Admiral Quietly
Leaves for Washington to
Report to Secretary Denby.
NEW YOttK, June 22. ( I. X. S.)--Admlral
Sims reached New York 011
the liner Olympic to the tune of
"Wearing of the ;reen." A the liner
swunR Into the pier, with Sims aboard,
a little steamer slipped past the liners
siern down Into the north river with a
l and lustily glow-iti? tt1P famous lri.h
air. 811ns landed at 10 o'clock ami
started at once for Washington.
The expected Irish sympat hitter's
demonstration showing their disap
proval of S nt's London "Jackass"
ERTLE WILL REFEREE
FIGHT ON JULY 2ND
JERRKY CITY, June 22. (T. N.
S.) Harry Kiile hus been officialy
tippolntetl iy the New Jersey boxing
commission to referee the I lempsoy
REV. G. L CLARK WILL
Rev. a. I.. Clark, pastor of t'io Pres
I ytorlan church, is to tie tho chief
speaker lit the weekly forum luncheon
of the Pendleton Commercial Associa-
lion w hich will be held tomorrow at 12
o'clock sharp at the Jolly Inn.
The topic will be one of Interest to
business men, atid the reputation of
Lev. Clark us a men's, speaker un
doubtedly will attract a large crowd.
The luncheon will begin at 12, and the
r.ession will be concluded at 1:1.V
STOVE IN W A RD"S STUDIO IS
BLOWN UP WHEN FIRE IS STARTED
WITH EXCELSIOR FROM BOXES
y . .
Force of Exnlosion Shattered
pi, ia;:j-w, ., j D' '
UldSS In WinOOW allU bUS OI I
rnn Wptp. Snatfprprt Ahnnt.
Ail experience with shrapnel was tho
lot of F. K. Ward this morning who
had a narrow escape from serious in-
ury wnen an explosion wrecKeo 11 stove
in his photogrnphy studio In the Pen
land building, ubova the Tallman Drug
There arc two mysteries connected
with the accident that Mr. Ward
would like to have explained to him.
One of tlfem Is why excelsior, which
was all there wns In the stove, should
(xplode, and the other is how he ever
escaped being seriously hurt.
The explosion occurred nt S o'clock.
Mr, Ward had started a fire In a stove.
: peet h failed to materialize, partly du
to the presence of loan policemen and
partly the expedition with which the
admirirl was whisked from the dock In
un automobile. Sims was the fiist
passen-rer to land, with Mrs. Sims.
Ili-fore the people on the dock realized
that the admits! had arrived he had
disappeared, s 111.1. attired in civilian
clothes, refused to make any state
ment until after he talked with Secre
tary Denby. He ntade no comment on
his littitou speech.
Wouldn't 1st Cutter
XKW YttltK, June 22. (A. V )
UeftisiiiR to ie taken ashore by u cut
ter. Admiral Sims came up the bay
aboard the liner Olympic to meet his
friends or foes who might await.
Kverv thing was peaceful when he
landed. A thousand policemen were
massed 011 the dock. At the station
there wete a few boos and cheers.
Violators of traffic laws ni ght as
well inttke up their minds not to lie
I caught by the police and taken before
Ithe city court any more, because it
they do. they are likely to receive stif-
fer fines than have been meted out In
I An ultimatum has been Issued by
Magistrate Thomas Fitu Gerald that
. tiie patience of the court is ahont ex
hausted by those who break traffic
I ordinances. This morning I.eo Fix was
nrrested for failing to give the right of
'way to a woman driver on the corner
or Main and Alta streets, ilystanders
said t,hat an accident was aveited only
by the coolness of the woman and the
perfect working condition of her
brakes. The fine was $10. Judge
Fitss Gerald declares that leniency in
sm h cases Is a thlna of the past, nnd
there w-ill be no more minimum fines
lor such offences.
which had come to h'm with photo-
"rnl,n,p supplies was all that he used.
The blare had been going for about
five ni'niites when there wns a roar
The force of the explosion shattered
j the gliiss in ope of the windows, and ,
pnssorsby and men in nearby offices !
rushed up the stairs. W hen the smoke I
j cleiuc-t nwnv they found Mr. Ward!
r.one the worse for the experience. He j
was standing; about five feet in front
of the stove when the rrash came. The
sto e was completely wrecked, a nd
bits of Iron were scattered about the
room. In the corner the paper was
town frcm the wall where the iron had Pear that the Marshall dam at Mar
strut k. isball. 23 miles north of IVnver, would
Members of the firo department Rive way drove hundreds of residents
were on the job. nut no fire started. It lof that town into the hills. The dam
Is believed that the exeels'or smoulder-
ed for several minutes and generated
ens which w;ls ignited Vhen the ma-
KING GEORGE AT
'SHIRT SLEEVE BRIGADE'
ilS NAME OF NEWEST CLUB,
itO BE FORMED IN CITy!
A new organiwitlnn Is being
formed in Pendleton with the re
turn of warm weather. There la
no Initiation fee, and the pass
word In u smile that denotes
freedom from discomforts of too
The organization has been
called the Shirt Sleeve Urigade.
The chief organirer, Mr. Shin
ing Sun, is confining his efforts
altogether to the men who In
greater and greater numbers are
appearing in the office and on
the streets minus a coat.
One wag suggested today that
since it is no longer the stylish
thing for women to wear furs In
summer, the new club should
borrow milady's outfit and so se
cure for itself a certain amount
of "vogue" and "standing" In
the eyes of the public. The sug
gestion met w ith cold disapprov
al from the charter members of
the organization who declare that
nothing shull be introduced to
Interfere with their comfort.
Letter to E. 0. Williams Has
Graphic Account of How
Relatives Escaped Death.
A letter containing some first-hand
Impressions of the recent flood nt
Pueblo has been received here by K.
! O. Williams. 1012 Raley street, from
! Mr. TT'lnr.iMm ' il 1 i u m s u-ife nf 1 ee
Williams, a brother of the local man.
Another brother, Virgil Williams, was
caught with I.ee and a crew of 1? men
In the rush of the waters, and two of
the men were drowned." 'Jhe others
escaped after a night-long struggle in
which they clung to passenger coaches
cn which they were traveling.
The letter is being useo to serve
more than an ordinary purpose. It
was written June 1 and was sent first
to a sister, Mrs. R. C. Rasmussen at
PMnfield, then to the mother, Mrs.
Mary F. Williams at Portland. Vir
gil Williams, the single brother, visit
ed in rendleton last February. A part
of the letter is as follows:
"Just a few lines this morning. Yon
have had a message, of course, Raying
we were all safe hut thought some
word direct frcm us would be good,
"I.ee barely .escaped with his life.
He started on the Missouri-Pacific to
Wichila, Kuns, and the flood hit the
train before they got out of the yards
here. The train turned over, and he
Rot on a 1. & U. O. that was close by,
and It soon turned over, and he hnng
-n top of a conch all n'eht lone. (The
train left nt 8 o'clock that evening.)
"Houses by the dozens were flouting
down the river humping Into the
coach, and cvervthing else seemed to
bump them. They thought even
minute would he their last.
"I.ee had IT men and Virgil (the
other brother) with him. Mr. Wright,
one of his foremen, was drowned, and
another member of the crew lost his
life. Kee was with the conductor nnd
engtneor looking to see If they couldn't
get across the lirida-e. and they all
three ot on the coaches together, and
both the others were drowned, o I
can't tell you how lucky we feel that
he and Virgil both got out safe!
"Itnby Marian is standing it fine. I
was lucky enough to get several bot
tles of Mellon's food, and there is. a
cow in our block, so she will be fine.
No one will want for food for all dav
yestereny airplanes were flying over
I the city. They were government plane."
on the situation. Don't
,..(.,... B,t s. t could write Sao
m, thpn , t(,M n.,f of ,ho r.tl
. lnM1, nh(it tnp situation. Must g;
AS DAM WEAKENS1
I DKNVKP. June 22. '!. N. S.)-
limpounds several hundred million
gallon1. A section became weakened
and Hood warnings were pounded
down the valley.
BELFAST; WOULD VISIT DUBLIN PAR-
IRISH ASKED TO
Ulster Parliament Opened by
King and Queen on First Vis
it by King in 19 Years.
SINN FEIN MEMBERS DID
NOT ATTEND CEREMONIES
Belfast Classed as Armed
Camp on Appearance of
Soverigns at Function.
BELFAST, June 22. (A.
P.) King George and Queen
Mary presided at the state op
ening of Ulster parliament to
day. The ceremony, in the city
hall was a brilliant spectacle.
The distinguished assembly re
garded the event as marking an
important event in msh history.
Sinn Fein and nationalist mem-
bers Of parliament did not pal'-
Ciiy An rnM-rt Camp.
BFI FST June (I .V S i
This 'city was an acmed camp when
to participate in thn state opening of J
the new Northern Irish parliament, j
Fur the first time in 19 years Kin;
Cleorge visited Belfast.
The king in his ad Or ess. opening
the rister parliament, made a direct
ftp peal to Irish people to erase their
strife and settle thfir disputes with
good will and forgiveness. The kins
intimated that he might attend the
opening of the now Dublin parliament,
which is controlled by the Sinn Kein
I tcf urn to rji&himl.
BELFAST, June 22. U 1 Fol
lowing the opening of parliament the
king and queen hoarded the royal
yacht to return to England. No unto-
ward incidents having marred the trip,
COLLECTOR, SALT LAKEiE!
J 11 i
. . j to be occupied by banks, which stand
lout in hold contrast to the quiet col
WASHINfiTOX, June 22 (A. P.J oring of the ancient gems of arcbitec
President Harding nominated Mrs. tture.
Jenive P. Musser, customs collector for When the palaces are not torn
Salt Lake Thy. This is the fist nom-jdown, they are modified in such a
ination of a woman for
XKW YORK. June (A. V
Washington li. Yalidot'lip arrived
da;.- from Knropc, saying be had re- j
ceiveil more concessions from the Hus-1
sian soviet government.
OF M REPUBLIC; BEER SALE WANTED
nKNYKU, June 2 2. L L. O'Snlli
van, T". P. staff Correspondent.) Kf
foris of the Irish sympathizers to place
the American KVderatiun of Labor on
record as favoring a bocolt of Brit
ish Roods failed
The convention (Kissed a resolution
uruing coukivss to recognize the re
pnhl'.e of Ireland and expressing la
bor's svmpaihy toward the struggling
Irish people. The convention unnn -monsly
adopted the resolution calling
for an amendment to the Volstead act
permitting the sale of "wholesome
John L .Lewis made a bid for sup
port of his candidacy for president of
i the American Federation of I.lor on
'the floor of the convention. He spoke
favoring the resolution demanding that
definite steps be taken to obtain gov-
iRIDGWAY INVENTS NEW
USE IN FINDING DOPE
It s booze-finders that we have
No, they're not for Just any
Tom. Dick or Harry to carry
iiround with him to locate hard
drinks by the practice of ma sic.
They are two irons, sharpen-
ed to a keen point with a T at
the top w hich w ill permit an op-
erator to pound them. The in-
ventlon has been perfected by K.
II. F. Ridgway, deputy sheriff,
to use in sound out ground sus-
pected to be the hiding place of
Intoxicants. "Red" has been
using an old Irish shovel, and he
declares that this stunt of dig-
ginn several graves every time he
looks for a moonshine still is not
all it might be touted to be by 4
the man on the side lines. The
top of the ground Is always hard
packed, but by driving the
stakes Into the ground, Ridgeway
has it doped that he will be able
to find soft dirt in suspicious
CHICAGO, June 22. (V. P.)
Joseph Griffith, president of the Chl-
i cago board of trade, has started "house
cleaning- m the -pit". He win eiim-
mate; manipulation of the market, up-
!wari and d(iwnward. op.ratior,a hav.
i,,R an undUe influence on prices-.
trading futures for a set period. He
I v i" establish strict censorship of rr.ar-
M and l'uni,h ,h"se circulating
f:llf,e rumors. The Illinois legislature
j ' als0 condemning these practices.
ROME. June 22. Slowly the god of
commerce is grinding away a little ut
a. time the romance and antiquity of
this cradle of civilization.
The Corso, from the time of Roman
emperors the busiest thoroughfare of
the city, is losing its ancient charac
ter. The four huge triumphal arches
'which once spanned the street, were
plestroyed centuries ago. Palaces and
icnurches wore left but the palaces
man of commerce.
Two huge old raaces occupying a
site half-way up the Torso have al
ready gone down before the commer-
ial onslaught. Jn their places have
been reared two big, gaudy structures
way. that the interior decoration.
some of which has stood the test of
centuries, is effaced and sometimes
plastered. Numerous al t era t ions are
uiade to suit the necessities of busi
ness. In the quarter where the church of
St. John Lateral! is located, a new
amusement company has taken pos
se?sion of n large square of vacant
! ground and has erected carrousels,
'roller-coasters, fen ls-w heels and side
shows. The romance and beauty ol
ithe spot has vanished.
riatinum is nearly four times dearer
eminent ownership of railroads and
other basic Industrie. HSs address fa
vored the starul of the railroad unions,
whose support he is aitt-mpting to oh
fhristian Madsen of Chicago, open
ta n in his campa gn.
ed the Irish debut hy mining an ap
peal from the chair on the ruling of
gontpers that his amendment for boy
cott was not proper. Considerable
cheermg followed -Madsen's address.
.1 K t.KAN'T MKS
ASTOKIA. June 22. ( A. P.) Jack
dram widely known sportsman and
boxing referee, died lure today.
MAHKKT STIvlY TOOAY.
1 POKTLAN'I. June 22. (A. P.)
Livestock is steadv; Kggs and hitler
are steady und unetutnyed.
TEXAS SHORE HIT
BY STOIC GALE
AND HIGH TIDES
Water at Brownsville is up
Six Feet but City Regarded
as Safe From Inundation.
75 MILE WIND UPROOTS
TREES, PROPERTY DAMAGED
Oil Tanker Doheney Sent Call
for Aid When Propeller is
Lost in' Storm Off Coast.
HOUSTON, Tel., June 22. L P.)
Kaglng winds and sheets of rain are
sweeping over the gulf coast, tearing
trees from their roots and doing ex
tensive property damage. The gale.
with a velocity estimated at 75 milea
an hour, is sweeping northwest from
the mouth of the Ilio Grande. Island
vacationists are being driven to the
mainland by the high winds and
A rise of six feet in the tide Is re
ported at Brownsville, a city nine feet
above low Lde level, so no fear Is yet
telt that a water wave will Inundate.
If rain falls heavily it is feared manr ,
ships off the gulf coast will be at the
mercy of the winds.
0 Mile C.mU
The tornado will have a velocity of
90 milea an hour when It hits Galves
ton late today, the weather bureau an
nounced: Inhabitants of the coast,
cities are seeking safety in their cel
lars. .. .
Tanker In Distress. "
GALVESTON, Tex., Jun 22. (IT.
P.) The oil tanker, William Doheney,
is at the mercy of the heavy gale with
her propeller lost 94 miles west of Gal
veston, according to a naval radio.
They sent an S. O. S. message saying
that the vessel was drifting in a htavy
sea and needed help immediately. The
ship is a thousand tonner.
Terr.fic winds and rising tides are
reported all along the Texas gulf coast.
Tides are rising and the heavy seas are
sweeping landward. The storm Is
coming from the northeast. .The gov
ernment weather station at Washing
ton reports the storm will not abate
for 24 hours.
Gulvcston Keels Safe.
GALVESTON, June 22 (A P) Spray
beating over the seawall is no reason
for alarm, according to weather ob
servers. The wall, li feet high run
ning along the gulf side of Galveston
island is able to check any danger of
fi(-od. Inhabitants are told not to be
alarmed, putting their fears at rest
that the flood would sweep the city.
Some lowland streets might be flooded,
the weather bureau said, but there Is
no danger to the city proper. The tele
phone company announces that the
gale is moving -. eastward with di
. Warn nv Are I'n.
HOI'STON, Tex., June 22 (I N.
S. ) Apparently centering east of
Corpus fhristi a tropical storm threat
ened th'e gulf coast from Port Arthur
to Matagorda hay. Hurricane warnings
over this section have been hoisted.
VA.WOrVKH. Wash.. June
(I". p.) George Kenton. 7 years of
age. Is held us a material witness In
the murder of lien Mich at Kblgefleld
on June 5th. He may be able ot fur
nish evidence leading to the arrest of
the murderer. I 'colon Is not suspect
ed of complicity in the crime.
Reported by Major MonrhmiN,