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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1919.
OHDERED LET 0UTs
1 Although charge! of inactivity, fail
' aire to enforce ordinances, and dis
respect to citizens were hurled at him
y Councilman Volk at the council
meeting last night Chief of Police
Percy M. Varney was not removed
The two officer's, Traffic Officer
( V. M. Moffitt and Patrolman J. N.
CUniard, appointed several weeks ago
' by the council after declaring that an
emergency existed and that the men
' were essential to the welfare of the
city, were formally dropped from the
. force. On motion of Councilman Volk
that the "names of Moffitt and Gan
lard be stricken "from the payroll,"
, the vote was as follows, for: Craig,
llager, Johnson, McClelland, Moore,
; Bohunke, Simeral and Volk; and the
. following against removal: Utter,
1 Vandervort, Boott, Halvorsen and
Police Force Reduced
Therefore Salem's police force to
day la seven men and a police ma
tron. Former Traffic Officer Moffitt
',. ald this morning that ha would leave
the city probably Friday to accept a
position with the Portland police de
The police fight did not end with
. tbe removal of Moffitt and Ganlard
.' Councilman Volk introduced an ordl-
,' nance calling for the definition of
the duties of the police department
aimed at removing the right of offi
cers from cautioning violators of or-
finances and granting their release
. without arrest. He said that since the
1 two additional men had been placed
i on tbe force more than "100 persons
-. have been arrested for traffic and
t other violations, and only two have
i been brought before the police Judge
j Accuses Chief Varney
, "I am tired of this chief who is
I chief of police, mayor, council, cltl-
ens and everything else," said Mr.
Volk, "and I am tired of a man who
will hurl a vile epithet at a brother
I councilman (Volk pointed at Coun
licllman Johnson), and who will tell
;: another councilman that he don't give
!' A for the council."
' Volk told how he had reported to
Chief Varney that a man riding a, mo
torcycle had on several mornings
, passed his home at a reckless rate of
v speed "endangering the life and limb
. of our citizens."
"The chief promised to send an of
ficer out the next morning," Mr. Volk
continued, "and he didn't. I watch
ed, and no one came.
Resents the Insult
"Then when I went down to tho
police headquarters and asked Var
ney why he didn't send out a man,
he said that he had misunderstood
the street I named. Then he said he
, would send another man out the next
morning. He did, all right, and Traf
' fia Offloer came three minutes after
I the speeder had passed me, sticking
, his thumb up to his nose at me as he
Ad Councilman Volk insinuated
i that the chief of police had "tipped"
the reckless motorcycle rider.
Henry Vandervort arose: "You
told, mt a different story about this,"
be declared, levelling an accusing
finger at Volk. . j
"I want Chief Varney here to tell
the straight of this," . Vandervort
Chief Varney came In, and listened
an Volk reiterated the story about the
Chief Vamey's Version
Carefully choosing-his words, and
speaking without heat, Chief Varney
"I have always been under the Im
pression since you came Into offiee,
Mr. Volk, that you are too officious.
I apeak frankly when I say that I be
lieve that you have been overstepping
your bounds of authority when you
repeatedly come to my office and la
sue instructions as though you would
"Regarding that speeding motor
cycle man, I did send an officer pa
trolman Morelook out there that
morning, and he returned and re
ported that the man was travelling
20 miles an hour. Then, after you
came to my office again, I sent Traf
fic Officer Moffitt out. He returned
with a similar report He went out
there each morning for several days.
and found no such speeder.
"I can't class a man who drives a
car without a tail light as a criminal.
I dare say that you have driven with
out one, yourself. I contend that we
have a right to eaution a motorist of
tail light violations; and I Will say
that in so doing there have been few
er such violations in this city than
ever before. I don't believe you are
Justified in charging me with falsi
fying and betraying a trust."
you surprise me, Mr. Varney, that
a man of your intelligence will stand
there and say that I as a citizen, let
alone a councilman have no right to
ask you to enforce the law."
Waiting his chance, Councilman
Halvorsen finally came to his feet.
"It seems to me that we have un
due criticism of the police force. I
am sorry that we don't oome out in
the open and make our complaints
If we have any. Personally, I don't
see where the police are open to so
much criticism. On several occasions
I have called the police and they have
always responded liberally and gener
ously." Here, he quoted, the Golden Rule;
and concluded by saying:
"We can't expect good work from
the police department when we are
always fighting it We must get In
and help cooperate and work with
them. If we do that we will get re
sults all the way around."
North Salem Desires
The desire of residents of North
Salem of stricter attention by the city
administration that dstrict was
brought to the attention of the coun
cil twice last night. A petition calling
on the city council to instruct the
sewer department to "make connec
tions" with "much needed sewers' in
that district; and demandng that the
city health officer make an inspec
tion as to the 'anitatlon in that dis
trict, was read. This petition has been
endorsed by the North Salem Improve
men association. . '
Another petition asking that a
storm sewer, to drain that property
between Cherry avenue to the river;
Between Highland avenue and Colum
bia street; and to the north city lim
its, signed by many north Salem resi
dents, was submitted and read during
the session. Sewage conditions in that
district, the petition read, "are a dis
grace to a progressive city."
In debate on the ordinance to re
move the street lamp from the cor
ner of 18th and Center streets to 1th
and Center, .Councilman Volk said
that there are more accidents "where
there are street lamps than where It'
Is dark. They blind the drivers' he
A copy of a resolution from the
Richmond Improvement club, asking
that "a portion of 23d street be grav
eled and rolled was ordered given to
the street commissioner.
The Salem public library bureau
also submitted a petition to the coun
cil for an increased appropriation for
1920, to provide for increased sularlos,
greater book costs and fuel that has
advanced in price.
An ordinance, drafted by Council
man Moore, prohibiting autos from
standing in the streets between 12:30
a. m. and 5:30 a. m. was read and
referred to the ordinance committee.
PRINCE OF WALES
TO NEW YORK CITY
New York, Nov. 18. The Prince
of Wales landed a the Battery here
at 11:20 a. m. today amid a tumul
tuous demonstration from , tens of
thousands of persons gathered in the
As the prince stepped ashore from
the battle cruiser . Renown'B barge,
North river from Jersey City, he was
greeted by Viscount Grey, British am
bassador. He then shook hands with
Sir William Terrill of the British em-i
bassy and General Charlton, attache
of the British air ministry and sev
eral American officers. It was no
ticeable that the prince employed his
right, hand in this ceremony, the first
time he had used It for handshaking
since it became crippled from "over
work" in Canada. -
A naval band played "God Save
the King" as the prince and the
crowds stood at attention. Then a
girl's chorus sang "God Bless the
Prince of Wales," after which the
royal visitor and his escort started
up Broadway in automobiles for the
city hall.' As the procession swung
into lower Broadway, the prince wit
nessed for the first time New York'
spectacular "paper barage," from ev
ery window of the tall buildings, bu
shels of paper fluttered and swirled
quickly changing the dun-colored
pavement to a snowy whiteness. s
The cheer which had greeted the
prince at the battery, augmented by
the whistles and sirens of river craft,
was taken up along Broadway by
dense crowds lining that street. At
the city hall the prince was formally
welcomed by Mayor Hylan.
State House Briefs.
Louis Jensen el Portland, who died
.it the state hospital here Sundry night,
came to his death from pneumonia, ao
vrrding to the verdict of the coroner s
juiv this afternoon.. Jensjii was beat
en by Wil iam Harris, an attendant at
the Institution on the night of Novem
ber 8 suffering severe bruiues about
tf-.o face and body and it was "llved
that this assault might have been re
sponlsble for his death, hence the cor
oner's inquest. Jensen's home is at
213 East Eightieth street, Portland,
where his widow and one chl'.d reside.
.Brings The Roses To
Mother: Brew Thin Vegetable Tea at
Home Cood Health to nil the
Crowded by Car
HOUSE TO COMPLETE
ITS SESSION TONIGHT
Washington, Nov. 18. With the
railroad bill sent to the senate, the
hotise expect to end its special sessions
tonight. Formal adjournment will
not come until consent of the senate
Is obtained, probably the latter part
of the week, but already about 200
members are on the way home.
Today the house considered the
resolution to keep out German dyes
until January 15, by which time it is
hoped congress. will have passed a bill
protecting the American Industry
built up during the war.
Senate leaders Insist upon passage
of the resolution on the ground that
with a sudden proclamation of peace
the Germans would flood the coun
try with their products.
The railroad bill was passed last
night after It was debated continu
ously at all the sessions of the house
for a week. ,
Democrats surprised the republi
cans by lining up solidly against the
bill on final passage, the vote being
203 to 159.
Years, oh, so many years ago, a
woman phophesied that "carriages
without horses shall go." She might
as well have prophesied that people
without those carriages will, nut go.
For this certainly shows It. ,
Sunday Henry Vandervort, one of
Salem's councllnien, drove his car to
Portland. He said that on the high
way between Portland and Oregon
City he encountered 300 automobiles.
"They were so thick,' 'he said, "that
there was absolutely no chance of
passing them up."
And between Oregon City and Sa
lem, he said, he passed another 300
cars. Besides these, he said, there
were more than 150 benzine buggies
parked along the sides of the high
is what Instant Postum
First, as to flavor pleasing
(Second, as to health its a
great comfort not to have
tany disagreeable after etV
Tor goodness, convenience
The state highway commission Is re
quested in a letter forwarded by Gov
ernor Olcott, Monday, to investigate
charges to the effect that It has In Its
ejnploy men who are not patriotic
Americana Immediate steps toward
the elimination of such employes from
the payroll are suggested In the event
the charges are found to be true,
J. A. Churchill, state superintendent
of instruction, left Monday night for
Jackson and Douglas counties where
he will visit schools which hare ma-le
application tor standardization. These
include the schools at Applegatc. Jack
sonville and Talent In Jackson comity,
and . at Elkton, Camas valley Canyon
vllle, Gardner and Looking Glass In
Douglas county. .
E. S. Carlton, assistant superintend
ent of instruction, will leave later In
the week on a similar mission, visiting
the schools at Parkdale in Hood River
county and at Shaniko and. Antelope in
The Dallas Telephone company Mon
day filed application with the Oregon
public service commission for an in
crease in rates.
Bright Night Skies In England.
The report of the Photographic Sec
tion of the British Astronomical asso
ciation of the year ending September
30, 1918, comments on the unusual
amount of light in the sky during the
nights of that period. It has, says the
leport, been possible to read the face
of a watch at all hours. The contrast
of astronomical negatives has been
much reduced. This iluminatlon was
not due to searchlights, nor did it
seem to auroral; moreover lighting in
towns has been much reduced, under
war regulations, so the cause remains
If You Need A Medicine
You Should Have The Best
J Cloverdale Notes.
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Cloverdale, Or., Nov. 18. Grandpa
Garner returned Saturday from Clear
Lake, where he has been visiting with
his son and family.
F. A. Wood and family, Mr. Hennls
and funily and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
were among the Salem visitors Sunday.
Mrs. Nora Robertson and Walter
Wood of Salem visited their parents,
Mr. land Mrs. F. A. Wood, Friday.
Mr. Hadley and family and Grand
ma Pickett and Mrs. HodHon went to
Salem Saturday to attend the quarter
ly meeting at the Friends church.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Kunke, Mrs.
Clara Massey and Oscar Fifelt left
Saturday morning for Winlock, Wash
tngton, to attend the wedding of their
brother, Victor Fllflet. Victor was
formerly a Cloverdale boy.
Miss Mabel Grabll of Salem for
merly of Cloverdale was married Sat
urday evening to Mr. Comstock of
that city. i
Mrs. George Weatherill fell Satur
day morning when stepping out on the
walk at her home, and broke her leg
Just above the ankle. Dr. Mary Sta
ples was called (tt once, also Dr.
Fisher of Salem, toattend her. She
was resting comfortably at last re
ports. ' , .' (
Have you ever stopped to reason
why it Is that so many products that
are extensively advertised, all at once
drop out of sight and are soon for
gotten? The reason Is plain the ar
ticle did not fulfil the promises of the
manufacturer. This applies more par
ticularly to a medicine. A medicinal
preparation that has real curative
value almost sells itself, as like an end
less chain system the remedy is rec
ommended by those who have been
benefited, to those who are in need
A prominent druggist says "Take
for example Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root
a preparation I have sold for many
years and never hesitate to recom
mend, for in almost every case It
shows excellent results, as many of
my customers testify. No other kid
ney remedy has so large a sale."
According to sworn statements and
verified testimony of thousands who
have used the preparation, the suc
cess of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is
due to the fact, so many people olaim,
that it fulfils almost every wish In
overcoming kidney, liver and bladder
ailments, corrects urinary troubles
and neutralizes the urio acid which
You may receive a sample bottle of
Swamp-Root by parcel post. Address
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. T.
and enclose ten cents; also mention
the Salem dally Capital Journal. Large
and medium size bottles for sale at
all drug stores. . (Adv)
To drive out of the system impuri
ties that keep you feeling miserable
is good advice, and people who want
better blood and keener enjoyment of
life should not neglect taking at least
a two weeks' treatment of gentle
health building K & B Tea.
Druggists will tell you that scores
of people enjoy a cup at bedtime be
cause it keeps liver and bowels In
proper condition and ends bilious at
tacks and sick headache.
Give it to the children when peev
ish. They like it, and it acts very
gently on their little bowels. Be sure
you get Dr. Carter's K & B Tea.
GOODYEAR DIVIDENDS BIG
Akror-, Ohio, Nov. 18. The Good
year The & Rubber company stock
holders voted an increase, of $100,000,
000 in capital stock today to take care
of increased business.
RODMAN WOVLB JOIN .
Los Angeles, C&l., Nov: 18. Admiral
Hugh Rodman, commander of the
Pacific fleet has made application f o
membership In the Los Angeles post
of tho American Legion.
In Hair Dressing, Manicuring, Shampooing,
Scalp Treatments, Etc. We solicit the patronage of
Salem ladies who desire the services of experienced
SANITARY BEAUTY PARLORS
Under New Management
202-203 Salem Bank of Commerce Bldg.
Few Drops of "Freasone," Then Lift
Corn Right Off
A tiny bottle of "Freesone" costs
so little at any drug store; apply a
few drops upon any corn or callus.
Instantly it stops hunting, then short
ly you lift that bothersome corn or
callus right -off with yotrr ' fingers.
Truly! No humbug! (Adv)
A constitutional remedy that removes the cause by
building up the system, will stop a cough and break
up a cold. These elements contained in Vinol
Beef and Cod Liver Peptones, Wild Cherry, Iron and
IIypophosphitessoon create an energy that
throws off the cold and prevents its reoccurrence.
Here U Proof that Vinol i a Great Remedy for Coushi ana Colds
Columbia, s. u"I contracted
cold and hard cough so I could notaleep
nights and soon found I was in a weak,
run-down condition and could hardly
keep around. Vinol built me up and
my cough disappeared after, other
medicines had failed to help me."
Mm Ellen Collins.
rot all vna-dowa, Mratn, atuMinle ... wafc wna, Mrworke I
feeble aU puofkm ami UaMa child ma, Mmi im m maedy ilk Vinol.
Tour monty mill bm rtttummd if Vimnl fallm
Manistec'Mich. " I was in a weak.
run-down condition as the result of a
chronic cough and cold, ao that 1 of tea
had to stay at home from work.
Vinol stopped the cough and cold and
built me up after other medicines had
failed." Margarst Dalk.
AN EXTRAORDINARY SELLING OF
ashionable Fall Coats
Some are fur trimmed, some self trimmed, some are -recent arrivals in our
ready-to-wear department, but all are extraordinary values and include the
cream of the season's most liked styles. You will make no mistake in select
ing your coat now for the scarcity of good wear is becoming more acute. Our
showing is exceptional for this time of year and should be seen to be appre
ciated. . ,
Special Prices Prevail on Suits, Dresses ?
Coats from $16.48
Suits from $19.75
Dresses from $ 1 6.48
WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE ,
WE WILL HAVE THE
In Our History
STRIKING REDUCTIONS IN EVERY "DEPARTMENT---A VERITABLE
CARNIVAL OF BARGAINS
This will be an exceptional
opportunity to lay in your
Thanksgiving supplies. Posi
tively at a great saving to
DEMONSTRATION: Attend the biggest demonstration of SMOKED
MEATS, LARD, CANNED MEATS and CANNED GOODS we have ever held.
ALL DAY SATURDAY
MAIL ORDERS On December 1 we will start our mail order department. Or
ders received on or before Tuesday from out of town people will be given the
reduced prices of the preceding Saturday.
j Dry Good 0 ThefrenfJWStore, " HatsShoes
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