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Indianapolis Made Permanent
Headquarters for the.
- By k R. Blanchard
' (United Press Staff Correspondent)
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 11. The American Legion
today chose Cleveland, Ohio, as its meeting place for 1920.
The choice lay between San
Roll call oh the question was in
terrupted at 11 o'clock for a brief ob
servance of tlie hour when hostilities
ceased iu," Europe.
Indianapolis was made the perma
nent headquarters of the American
Legion after a close race with Wash
ing, which kept the delegates voting
for more tKan an hour.
Selection of home and convention
cities was taken seriousiy by the pep
pery ex-soldiers but they had difficul
ty in holding themselves to the semt
routlne when they had fiery resolu
tions ready for introduction. When it
became necessary to adjourn for the
first legion parade, notice was served
that, thesg would be presented at 4
o'clock. Hot denunciation of Victor
.JBerger was contained in one. Several
""touched on. radicalism arid nearly all
were dominated by expressions of the
need of real Americanism. One Com
mittee's report declared for the dis
franchising and deportation of Victor
An impressive ceremony interrupt
ed one roll call fit 11 o'clock, as the
delegates stood in silent prayer, while
a clock struck the hour of eleven. The
Star Spangled Banner began with the
last echo of the bell.
By' Ii. R. Blanchard
(United Press staff correspondent)
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov, 11. The
American Legion one year ago on the
march to-Berlin, marched in Minne
. "Civvies" had replaced uniforms,
pavement had replaced mud and ban
ners had taken the place of guns.
There were cheers instead of bursting
Minneapolis may be permanent
headquarters of the American Legion.
The committee assigned to recom
niend a home chose the city over In
dianapolis and Washington, but the
fight will be carried to the floor.
It was a day of rest for most of
the legionnaires who completed their
organization yesterday. The legion in
tends taking definite action on a num
ber of important matters. It left these
matters today to committe.es. The pro
gram called for presentation of com-
mittee reports Wednesday but there
'twere possibilities some might be call
in at the brief session today.
There are twenty committees charg
ed .with formulating reports on the
convention's attitude toward capital
and labor, radicalism, bolshevism,
military training, care of disabled sol
diers, homesteads, immigration and
numerous other things. These will re
With typical military method the
ex-soldiers systematized thS work tS
be accomplished, allotted the minutes
to each task and prepared to follow
the program to the minute. .
At 11 o'clock there was to be a si
lent moment of thanksgiving for the
truce that came at that hour a year
ago and remembrance for comrades
who could not return from France.
At 1:30 the parade was to start. The
city was swathed in bunting and flags
for the event.
Washington, Nov. 11. President
Wilson was wheeled about in an inva
lid chair for one hour this afternoon.
Dr. Grayson found the president so
materially improved that he gave per
mission for him to leave his bed for
the first time in more than a month.
It was explained that the use of the
wheel chair was necessary because
of the natural weakness of the pres
ident as a convalescent.
The president was wheeled from
the room on the third floor through
corridors of the white house swathed
in blankets to prevent his contract
ing a cold. Wilson's demeanor was
more cheerful after his absence from
the sick bed.
Drumheller Brothers have begun the i
construction of a hollow tile garage at
Sheridan to cost $6000.
Vancisco and Cleveland.
RED CROSS WORKERS
MAKE FINAL EFFORT
TO FILL CITY QUOTA
In-a last desperate effort to fill Sa
lem's quota of the- third Red Cross
roll call, solicitors were "stationed at
all the most frequented" corners down
town today, requesting subscriptions.
A group of Willamette university'
girls, under the leadership . of Miss
Gladys Brodie, bad volunteered their
services for the -day,- and' Harold
Cook, boy scout executive, with fifty
members of the local boy scout troops,
were aiding in the work. ' , v
Yesterdays results were the most
promising of the last few days and
leaders had again taken heart, after
almost despairing of reaching the de
sired quota. Five : hundred fifty two
members enrolled yesterday, bringing
the total In Salem to 2383. As the city
la expected to raise a minimum of at
least $5000, much depends upon to
day's returns. The drive will official
ly close this evening, and the remain
der of the week will be occupied in
receiving and counting the returns
from the other Marion and Polk coun
ty towns that comprise Willamette
chapter. Liberty went over the top
with $110.50 yesterday, . completing
its drive in one day, and more than
filling its quota. A number of Salem
districts have sent in word that no
solicitors had visited their neighbor
hood. In cases of this sort, the person
desiring to subscribe should apply at
headquarters on the second floor of
the jiost office building, or, if unable
to go to ,town, should mail the sub
scription and the receipt and button
will be sent him.
STOLEN AUTO BOBS
UP IN MANY PLACES
AND COPS PUZZLED
What car Is it?
This is the question police here have
been asking themselves for two days.
Early Monday morning two youths
drove a new, high, powered auto
through Salem, stole 30 gallons of gas
oline at a local garage en route, In
quired the way to San Francisco and
Simultaneously a report came from
Portland that an auto answering the
description of this one was stolen.
This morning police here were in
formed by Sheriff Quine at Roseburg
that an auto like this one had been
sen speeding through Canyonvllle, go
ing south. Two youths drove it, the
report said. An effort to stop them
At nine o'clock this morning Turner
authorities reported that a similar auto
had been abandoned near there. Po-
lice Sergpeant Harry Rowe left for Tur-
ner to Investigate,
. And, too, this morning Portland po
lice reported that the auto had been
seen at Chehalis, Wash.
So police here are wondering.
Prince Of Wales Arrives
In National Capital In Rain
By W. R. Hnrgraves
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, N.v. 11. In a pouring
rain, the Prince of Wales arrived in
Washington shortly after noon today.
He was greeted at the railroad sta
tion by Vice-Prefiident Marshallr-Cien-eral
Pershing. General March. Admiral
Grayson, Secretary Baker. Secretary
Daniels and many other officials and
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1919.
Secretary Of Labor Summons
Mine Owners And Men Into
Arbitration Session In
Washington, Nov. 11. (I'nilcd
Press.) Secretary of Labor Wil
son today telegraphed miners and
operators to meet in Washington
next Friday to settle their differ,
emits and negotiate a new wage
Washington, Nov. 11. The cabinet
at its meeting today decided to issue an
immediate call for both sides in the
coal strikelo meet to settle their dif
"I shall immediately call the miners
and operators together," declared Sec.
retary of Labor Wilson as he left the
He declared a wage agrement would
The proposition of arbitration ' in
the strike was the principal topic be
fore the cabinet during,its sessions of
an hour and a half, it was learned.
A tentative proposal(it is understood
will be submitted tq miners and oper
ators, and they will be asked to come
to the meeting ' "without reservation"
i The Vonforence will "In all 'proba
bility be held in Washington within
the next two days.
Attorney General Palmer, whose
department was foremost In bringing
the strike to a conclusion, declared
today that he '.'must admit" ho was
His statement follows:
"My Information is that the. min
ers have submitted to the court the
form of oa order cancelling and with
drawing the strike order.
"The strike order having been with
drawn, therefore the secretary of la
bor will today invite the operators
and miners to meet immediately in
conference to negotiate an adjustment, :
ot their controversy.
"I have at all tmes assumed that
the miners' organization would obey
the law when it was called to their
attention In the manner it has been
and I am glad they justified the as
sumption, "The way is now open to a settle
ment by peaceful processes which
should always be employed In settle
ment of such disputes without in
Jury to the general public."
President WHson is relieved of tak
ing an active part in calling the dis
The method to be employed will
make use of agencies of the depart
ment of labor highly skilled in arbi
tration and mediation.
Senator Kenyon said the end of the
strike meant no immediate efforts
would be made to put through the
program of mediation contained In
the senate labor committee's report
on the steel strike.
Years Old, Dies
Vancouver, B. C, Nor. 11. Char
les LeKoy. aged 104 years and two
months, died today at North Van
couver. He was born in Versailles,
came to New York in 18G7. fought
for the North in the civil war. Join
ed the gold rush to California and
finally reached British Columbia fn
1880. He was a contractor in the con
struction of the Canadian Pacific
railway and at the age of 85 was mar
ried. He retired from active work ten
AID AGENTS CLASH
Chicago, Nov. 11. Department of
justice raids on alleged "red" head
quarters here today resulted in a
pitched battle between radical sym
pathizers and a squad of government
operatives on the northwest. After a
stiff tussle with the mob the raiders
escaped with their prisoners In auto
mobiles. , More than fifty "reds" were re
ported held as a result of raids last
night anl early today. .
to Pass on War
Dry Law Nov. 20
Washington, "Nov. 11. The
fate of war tiling prohibition
,wlll be argued in the supreme
court November 20, Chief Jus-
tice White announced today.
Breaking all speed records,,
for court procedure, the court
today stated that the motion
of the government and the II- sH
. quor interests to advance the sk
appeal from the decision of
the federal court -at Louisville
deckling the war time act un- sk
constitutional, had been grant
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18 OCCASION FO
JUBILEE IN CITY
Eleven o'clock was the signal here,
as in all other parts of the United
States, for the Capital City to do just
honors to Its boys who fought for her
and victory gained a year ago today.
In every home, In every office and on
every street corner Salemites tjirned
east in respect to those who had "gone
west" to carry the standard of human
ity. It might have been the rain. It
might have been the silent emotions
of Joy that means so. much to many
happy mothers in .fi,n homes. -that
kept down the enthusiasm that mark
ed the signing of the armistice with the
Hun on Flanders field a year ago.
While young America thronged the
streets and with boisterous voice and
clamor acclaimed the salient occa
sion, those who knew and felt-r-knelt
in greater obeisance to the day at their
.' Everybody Celebrates. .. . .
There were those who had returned
some broken and tired to the
homes from whence, now many
months ago, they had marched proud
ly and valiantly forth. Then, there
were those, for whom only a memory
spoke, that lived again in silence in
many Salem homes. The emotion that
wrung many, hearts here today did
greater tribute to those who had gone
"across" than the din that filled down
town streets. ,
Boy Scouts, high school students,
collegians and plain citizens joined in
the rousing jubilee that began at 11
o'clock, Scheduled tot IB minutes, n
time could siem the ardor that gripped
the city.. For more than an hour tin
cans clanked, h6rns tooted, youngsters
shouted, -pistols and guns barked along
the city's thoroughfares.
Impromptu Parades. '"
No parade was planned. But more
than a score of automobiles formed In
Impromptu procession and moved In
repeated circuit between High and
Commercial streets on State.
In spite of the enthusiasm that ran
high and the recklessness of some
drivers no 'accident occurred.. Traffic
Officer Moffitt continuously patrolled
the streets, and patrolmen aided in
guiding the surging traffic. "
Led by Harold Cook, scout executive,
50 lads, bearing every contrivance
imaginable, to make noise, serpentined
through the streets. They gathered at
intersections and lustily cheered.
Hundreds of persons thronged the
sidewalks and watched the noisy pro
cession. Cutouts were open,, horns
were tied down there was no place on
State street for an autolst who could
not make noise with his car.
The armory wa!s silent. It was not
for the boys in khaki to pay homage to
the day, so they smiled In mute appre
ciation of the celebration of others,
Every mercantile store, shop and
business office remained closed for the
day. The employes at the state and
court house and city hall were freed
from their labors for the day.
Flags draped the downtown streets,
and flaming bunting hung from many
windows In the office buildings. ' ,
' Many youngsters prldnged the cele
bration throughout the afternoon.
With can tied to bicycles and bells and
horns In their hands they hurried
through the streets.
Tonight various organizations will
observe the day In fitting style. Sev
eral dances have been planned, and
some lodges will hold jubilees.
Dance Is Climax
The climax of the Armistice day
celebration will be reached this eve
ning at the American Legion dance
in the armory. The affair is exclus
ively for ex-service men, whether
members of the post, or not, and for
their ladles. The great hall has been
profusely decorated with flags and
banners, and an eight piece orchestra
of selected musicians has been secur
ed to furnish music for the event. The
(Continued on page eight)
FORT- SECOND YEAR
DEf-1 AND TODAY
Representatives Of 200,000
Trainmen Meet Wth Rail
Director Hines To Strive
Ily Ralph F. Couch
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, Nov. 11. Represent
ing approximately 200,000 men, Presi
dents W. G. Lee and L. E. Sheppard
of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train
men and the Order of Railroad Con
ductors, v ere to meet Rail Director
Hines today to hear his decision on
requests for Immediate wage increases.
The trainmen asked raises averag
ing forty per cent and the conductors
thirty, tier cent to make scales com
ply with increased living costs. De
mands of both organizations were
submitted early last summer and ex
amined by the railroad wage adjust
ment board. .
The rank and file of both organiza
tions are threatening strike'unless the
demands are met, it is emphasized.
President Sheppard said that no
matter what Hines'' reply Is, he will
call for a referendum In his organiza
tion. President Lee also is expected to
call for a vote. ." . .
The fourteen railroad unions are
acting in conjunction through the
railway Qeparifneivt f tha.Atnerlcun
Federation of . Labor . according to
Sheppard; Through this department,
500,000 railroad shopmen recently
demanded wage Increases averaging
23 per cent. ' - V.
Hines, at the suggestion of Presi
dent Wilson, offered an Increuse of
three per cent, The shopmen accepted
the offer and called off a strike which
already had been ordered. They serv
ed notice, however, that the strike was
postponed only' to give the govern
ment a reasonable time 'in which to
force decreases In living costs.
INCREASE IN WAGES
San Francisco, Nov. 11. The. Com
mittee representing electrical workers
of the Pacific Telephone alid Tele
graph company on the Pacific coast
and in Nevada today reached an agree
ment with the company whereby spile
ers and head gangmen will receive 25
cents a day increase.
The agreement would lower the
amount charged by the company for
boarding men away from headquar
ters from $1.60 to $1.26 a day.
T. E. Vlckers, representing the men
who negotiated with D. P. Fullerton,
superintendent of plant, said the
agreement would be sent out to the
locals for a referendum vote.
"It was the best we could get," said
Vlckers, "Thy wouldn't give any
Vlckers admitted that many classi
fications of electrical workers get no
increase through the agreement. The
original demand was a flat II a day
Increase for all classifications.
"The company made a counter pro
posal." said Vlckers, "but It contain
ed practically no concessions.
"The 25 cent drop In board will af
fect practically all the men from
time to time." A .
LIFE BY HANGING SELF
Ashland, Or., Nor. 11. Taking Be
chances on failure, Mrs. George Kerby
turned on the gas and then tried hang
lng herself. The latter effort was suc
cessful and the gas was wasted.
Mrs. Kerby left a note stating 111
health during her entire life caused
The husband found the body hang
ing by a rope which had been suspend
ed from the ceiling.
TO.N'G WAR DENIED
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 11. Chinese
leaders here today declared there Is no
danger of a tong war In Los Angeles
despite the fact that police In a raid
on the headquarters of a Chinese fac
tion had seized a quantity of firearms.
Americanism Prevails Over
Labor Ties in All-night
Session of Leaders
By' J. L. O'Sullivan
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 11. The call for the strike of
bituminous coal miners of the nation will be withdrawn.
"We will comply with the mandate of the court. We
do this under protest. We are Americans. We cannot
fight our government.'' '.
. This was the statement issued by Acting President
John L. Lewis at 4:15 today, following an eighteen hour
conference with other union leaders at the Lincoln hotel
here; ' ' r:'. ' ' v-"v '
"There is no question about the ,
strlko of coul miners being end
ed," ono of tho highest officials of
tlio United Mine Workers told tho
United Press. "Wo expect tho men
to obey tho withdrawal order.
All of the power and Influence of
' tho union will bo brought to bear
Immediately to got the men to re
turn to work. We exiect argu
ments in some quarters for a few
days, but wo are confident union
members will look at UUs iu the
same light that we do," ;
In a voice shaken with emotion
Lewis pronounced the words that will
officially end tho strike of 400,000
coal miners started on November 1. .
Lewis plainly showed the strain un
der which ho had been laboring for
the last ten days, his face was lined
and tired, his voice husky and his hair
.Men Tired Out.
When the members of the executive
council, tho scale committee and the
district presidents of the United Mine
Workers of America emerged from the
meeting room they showed the effects
of a hard fight They were sullen
and tired. They went to their rooms
immediately and all refused to add to
Lewis' statement. ; - - ." '
The utmost secrecy was maintained
py 'the conRrees"flurmg the night and
day. The doors leading to the con
ference room were carefully guarded.
The decision to call off the strike was
not reached until after, strenuous op
position had been made by a group of
miners who wished to defy the court
Through tho closed doors of the
meeting hall could be heard the sounds
of heated debate. At times the voices
were load and angry, ,
However, the sentiment of Ameri
into i the t inference room several times
during the 8 hour debate. They
vised i compliance with the judge's rul-
ing. It is known, and lhls advice had
strong Influence on the final decision.
...mum, wr ie meeung Ha- ;
Journed many of those who attended
hurried to catch trains to return to
their local posts. They will direct the
men's action under the strike ordor
Recall Is Bona Fide.
There appeared to be no question
that the union officials intended their
action to be a bona fide ending of the
"Our greatest fear is that the men
will think we are merely taking tbls
action to comply with the court's or
der and not with the Intention ot end
ing the strike," said one high official.
"We are not withdrawing the strike
order with a wink of an eye. We are
going to use everything In our power
to Induce the men to return to work."
The withdrawal order was drafted
early toduy. It will be submitted to
the court and must have the judge's
approval before It can be placed in the
mulls. It must be in the malls at 6
p. m. today.
No Vote Taken.
No vote wafetaken at the conclusion
of the debate, It was understood. All
of the 106 men In the conference room
who wished to state their views were
given an opportunity to do so.
"Lewis merey listened," one official
The deciding power was In Lewis'
hands. After he heard the expressions
of the other union officials, he ruled
that the sentiment was undoubtedly In
favor of compliance with the court or
"We were placed In the situation ot
being called 'yellow' by the miners If
we rescind the strike order," said one
"If we defied the court we would be
anarchists. We are Americans first
and we placed our country before our
Most of the speeches centered on the
question of Americanism, it was learn
ed. Court Is Satisfied.
Many of the men, born in fore
countries, declared they could not go
against the government of their adop
tion, although they believed their cause
The miners' strike was orderd In a
call sent out on October 16. The na
tional officers were authorized by a
national convention held In Cleveland
In July to call the strike If their de
mands were not met by mine opera
Warrum told the Judge that every
effort would be made to get the state
ment In the malls by t p. m, today, as
provided by the Judge's orders.
Anderson Says Mine Workers
Have Complied With A'J Re
quirements Of Injunctica
"In Good Faith."
- Indianapolis, Ind, Nov. 11. Th
United Mine Workers of America have
compiled" with the "order" demanding
recall of strike "in good faith," in the
opinion of Judge A. B. Anderson. .
' The recall order was submitted to
the Judse shortly before 10 o'clock bv
attorneys for (he minors After look
ing over 'the order the judge said:'
"I thjnk this Is proper and 1 think:
this is a good faith compliance with
the order." . , ,, ..
"That was the intention of the union
officials," said Henry Warrum. coun
sel for the miners.
The order follows:
. Text of Order.
"To the officers and members of the
United Mine Workers of America:
"Dear Sirs and Brothers: In obe
dience to the mandate of November
1... th. XrltnA Sta.-a M.UI
district of Indiana,' Judge Albert B.
Anderson presiding, the undersigned
ad-;h6rei,v advi8e you that the ordor of
October 15 directing a cessation of
mtnlng operations in tho bituminous)
CORl fleld8 of our jurl9dlcton , with
drawn nd cancelled. .
"WILLIAM O. GREEN, Secretary.
"JNO. LEWIS, Acting President."
FINDS 10 WARS YET
RAGING IN EUROPE
By J. W. T. Mimoii
(Written for the United Press)
New York, Nov. 11. The first an
niversary of Armistice Day finds ten
wars Or veiled states of hostility con- .
tinuing in Europe, while the supreme
council has lost control of the near-,
eastern situation and Is unable to de
vise any ac ive methods for ending
the D'Annunzio rebellion in Flume.
Tho conditions of belllgmency Bttll ,
existing are the bolshcvjki against
K'olchak; Deneklne against the llh- -(
rainlans; the Rumanians against tho
Ukrainians; the Rumanians aguinut
the bolshevik!; the Poles against-the-Ukrainians;
the Poles against the bol- .
sheviki; the Poles against the Czecho
slovaks; the Poles against the Ger
mans tind the Germans against toe
An eleventh armistice war. which
has just ended, was Ruumania's in
vasion of Hungary and the occupation
of Budapest. This was the most sue
cesful of all.-Against the orders of tho
supreme council in Paris, the Ruman
ian army has spent the armistice year
in stripping Hungary of its machinery,
railway equipment and other .mater
ials for reconstruction. The inability
of the Bela Kun government and iu
more moderate socialistic successors to
obtain effective aid against Rumania
from Paris has started a powerful agi
tation in Hungary for the restoration
of the monarchist form of govern
ment. Syndicate To Open Up Rich
Iron Mines In California
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 11. A syndi
cate of Los Angeles and New York can
ltalists has secured an iron mining
concession in Lower California, It wasj
announced today, and proposes to be
gin mining operations soon. Valuable
Iron deposits are said to exist In Low