Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, January 21, 1920, Image 1

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    LEATHER FORECAST
Oregon: Tonight and Thurs
day fair, continued cold,
moderate northeast winds.
Minimum, 22.
Maximum, 42. .
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yQRTY-THIRD YEAR.-NO. 18.
SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1920
EIGHT PAGES.
PRICE 2 CENTS.
GO VERNOR CONTINUES TO WIELD AXE UPON
MASS OF SPECIAL-SESSION LEGISLATION
Cap
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SOVIET RUSSIA
IS DEFENDED
bvsil:ii LISTS
Aitorney Says Assemblymen
Suspended By New York
Legislators Because Of Af
filiation With Parly. x
Albany, N. T., Jan. 21. A defenst
of soviet Russia was made today on Portland, Or., Jan. 21. Presiding
the floor of the New York assembly JudBe ,.Jonn McCourt of the circuit
' . , , ' court here today uphold the validity
chamber by Seymour Stedman of Chi- ot the Btate dog Ucense law by gua.
, cago, an attorney for the defense in'taintng the demurrer to the suit
' the trial of the five suspended soclat- brought by Walter B. oneyman of
1st assemblymen before the assembly this city, to test the act. Under this
judiciary committee on charges of dls- j decision, sheriffs must shoot all un
loyalty. j leashed dogs not wearing state llcens-
Assertlng in connection with thejes, besides city licenses when these
charge that the socialist party at Its are imposed by the communities. No
convention in Chicago last summer has provision is made for impounding the
upressed solidarity with soviet Rus
sia and that the assembly had con
demned the suspended members be
cause they were members of a party
which expressed such approval, Mr.
Stedman declared that expression of
belief In the soviet system was not ah
offense In England, Germany, Italy or
Norway, where It had become an issue
and that in this country it was not a
crime for which a man could be tried
and sent to the penlteniary nor did it
even afford the basis for a civil libel
Wilt.
Scores Occnpatlim.
"We are not at war with RuSsla,"
he said. "It is true that some of our
troops are over there and some of the
troops of our associates. It was rather
unfortunate for some of our associates'
troops, for the Russians shot some
, Jim Into their regiments." ,.
Mr. Stedman, who said educational
Institutions were being developed in
Russia despite the fighting that was
going on there, asserted feeling toward
that country was changing and cited violations in the city,
dispatches to the effect that the allied I Wednesday morning Officer Moffltt
governments were preparing to resume I began a systematic patrol of the bus
trade relations. This, he claimed, was,1"688 section -of the city on motorcy
commerclal recognition of the Russian c'6' anQ instructions were issued by
Poliical and ecoonmlcal structure.- the atlng chief to all night officers to
Asks SiK't'lfic Charges, ' spare no effort in bringing violators
Arguing a motion to dismiss the of tne flre llmlt Parking ordinance be-
charges because they do not includft
cause for exclusion of the socialist
"'embers, Mr. Stedman declared that
you specify no act which would justl
Mhe exclusion of these men."
'Can you say that If we plead guilty
the first cause (adherence to the
, lcag0 P'at'ornO, It justified our ex
clusion?" he asked.
Business Men's League To
Elect New Director Tonight
A director for the Salem Business
M league is t6 be elected at the
"Wing at eight o'clock
"'.'ht of the
organization at the Com-
""iuiiii CIUD. Th . 1,- , ,
elpMin iu luo annual
mt int Tther that Prevented the
noting in December
Other business will be transacted,
an new mnttera . .. '
StrMo " laming 10 lne
will k events In the city probably
, ' De discussed. AH members of the
BIG BROTHERS MAKE
HIT WITH YOUTHS A T
TRAINING SCHOOL
Gertrude Roblson.
WbaVrf , The ""lest rebel
hal' and L (uhCk of curlV -own
Mhe lni ,W0 the hymn
such , Bllc D5'ish vim. H
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we Weaer,iet,,ont f the auditor!
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held much ..J 8 eomraaes, and
C nUwn a8 thosef
,helilest rebel bmn ended' anJ
'"""n, while nT Wn Wlth the rest
"ieht La h,er Prsram Tues
trty o ,,red by tha' o.t
I'-'erv year ltrKa-nlzat'ons, the
Una ot'l,"- 1 tems, they fin a
er and n, , ;b"es wltb- Angers,
JftatS unL8c,h001 ,or by
""n't sp ndnadulterate1 fn. Why
'r Birl, once n V,h,? trainl"8 Khool
I " the a 1 "ver sinc Adam
k 1 Ct P 6and blamed!ton
mVT" tot Philosophise"
lJM,hthei)"lan',I m rt and
have ,hl u"raBettes: they
"at thei, icks that hav
Illncethe time
HAVE YOU BEEN ENUMERATED?
If not. or If you have any doubt, fill our this coupon and mail to
C. R. CRAWFORD. Supervisor of Census, Federal Building, Salem, Or.
To the best of my knowledge I have not been enumerated.
Name
Street and No...
Between what two cross streets?.
City 1.
Dog License Law
Upheld By Court
WAR ON TRAFFIC 1
VIOLATORS BEGUN i
. BY ACTING CHIEF 1
Rigid enforcement of the city's
traffic laws was the interpretation of
several Wednesday of action being
taken by Acting Chief of Police Harry
A. Rowe. The change of Patrolman
Moffltt from night duty to day Traf
fic officer, and the serving of notice
to -Police Judge Race that all violat
ors, would be hailed before him, was
construed by some as being the fore
runner of a campaign against traffic
,fore th bar oi Justice.
uiieiuiers race wurt
Police Judge Race was informed
by Acting Chief Rowe, that so long as
he headed the police department, all
persons arrested for any violations
would be brought before him for dis
position. Heretofore It has been the
policy of polico, in minor violations,
to warn offenders and release them
without taking them Into municipal
court..
Rowo Slakes no Claims
Acting Chief Rowe would make no
statement of his aims, and the only
intimation of his intentions was deriv
ed from his statement that "this cut
ting of corners, running without
lights, speeding and other traffic vi
olations must stop."
Several changes have been made in
the offices of police. Patrolman A.
Lee Morelock was named day ser
geant by Acting Chief Rowe, Troy
Branson, former policeman, who was
. '
reemployed Tuesday, will patrol at
'n'Sht ln the PIace o( Officer Moffltt,
at day. '
Marshfteld Boy
Outwits Thug,
Striking Hard
Marshfield, Or., Jan. 21. Jack
Harries, a 17 year old school boy, out
witted a highwayman last night af
ter being asked for a match. As
Hames was handing the man the
match he was confronted with an au
tomatic pistol and told to deliver his
valuables. He handed out $2 from one
pocket and proffered 6 he- had in
another.
As the highwayman reached for
the boy's watch, he was off guard
for a moment, and Hames struck him
on the, chin, knocking him into a
ditch. Hames was too frightened to
capture his man and ran to give the
alarm. The robber escaped.
COAL PRODUCTION BOOMS
Washington, Jan. 20. Coal produc
tion was increased so rapidly recent
ly that several mines In the western
and northwestern fields have shut
down for lack of orders, according to a
report of the geological survey for the
week ending January 10, made public
today.
dogs, or for their masters to recover
them by payment of a fee. The law
was passed by the 1919 legislature
About 6000 dogs In Multnomah
county are affected by the decision, it
was stated today. The state law de
mands a license fee of tl for male
and $2 for female -dogs. This must be
paid by January 1, according to the
statute, but owing to the test of the
law, its operation has been held up,
pending decision.
50" CASES OP SMALLPOX
REPORTED FROM BEND
Bend, Or., Jan. 21. With
the estimated number of
small pox cases in Bend set
by local physicians at more
than 50, drastic measures are .
to be taken by the city govern
ment to prevent the further
spread of the disease. v
In some homes where the
disease has broken out there
are no physicians ln attend
ance, it was learned today
and no quarantine has been
established. -
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POLICE WARN WHEEL
THEFTS MUST STOP
Warning that unless the theft of bi
cycles by boys is halted drastic steps
will be taken to end it, was made Wed
nesday by police. The warning was
made following the report that several
bicycles have been stolen during the
past few days, ridden a short ways
then abandoned only after the bicycles
have been damaged or made useless to
their owners.
Tuesday night Patrolman Branson
recovered two bicycles belonging vo
John George and Dorrel Bradford, that
were recently reported stolen. One of
the bicycles was taken from in front
of the Y. M. C. A. building.
Where heretofore boys caught in pos
session of biycles not their own were
reprimanded and released, charges of
larceny, with trial ln municipal court,
will be the order in further arrests for
bicycle stealing, police said Wednes
day.' . i ;
SEATTLE EDITOR TO
FACE TRIAL FRIDAY
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 21. B. B. Ault
editor of the Seattle Union Record, a
daily newspaper, will be arraigned
Friday on a charge of criminal libel,
Superior Judge Boyd J. Tallman hav
ing overruled Ault's demurrer yester
day. The complaint against Ault is
based on an editorial he wrote ln con
nection with the deaths of four for
mer service men killed by industrial
workers of the world at Centralia
armistice day.
Judge Tallman said he based his
ruling on a recent Tacoma case in
which a man was guilty of libel for
defaming the memory of George
Washington. The Union 'Record Is
published by the Central Labor coun
cil. Federal complaints charging Ault
with seditious conspiracy were dis
missed recently.
Northern And Central
Italy Tied By Rail Strike
Paris, Jan. 21. Northern and cel
tral Italy are in the grip of a general
railway strike but southern Italy Is
not so seriously affected, according to
the Turin correspondent of the Petit
Parisien. The tlallarr government was
able to run a few trains over the prin
cipal lines yesterday, the trains being
heavily guarded by troops armed with
machine guns. X
Martial law is etflorceor In the prin
cipal cities, the streets of which are
patrolled by cavalry and are under the
guns of artillery units. It Is said.
RESOLUTION III
SENATE SCORES
ADMIRAL SIMS
Walsh Proposal Condemns
Nary Officer For Making
Public Confidential Ana Of
ficial Instructions.
Washington, Jan. 21. A resolution
declaring that the action of Rear Ad
miral Sims ln making public "official
instructions of the most confidential
character," affecting international re
lations deserved the condemnation ot
all Americana was introduced In the
senate today by Senator Walsh, demo
crat, Montana, a member of the nav
al committee. His request for Immedi
ate consideration was denied on ob
jection of republican Leader Lodge,
The resolution quoted from the let-,
ter read by Admiral Sims last Satur
day before the senate committee In
vestigating naval decorations in which
the admiral said" that before he left
the United States for Europe in March
1917, he was told by a high naval of
ficial not to "led the British pull the
wool over your eyes; It is none of our
business pulling their chestnuts out
of the fire;' we would as soon fight
the British as the Germans."
"I cannot but believe that whether
the above admonition was or was not
given to Admiral Sims the disclosure
under almost any circumstances must
receive the disapproval of every Am
erican," said Senator. Walsh,
persiSects
Tacoma Wash, Jan, 21. General
John J. Pershing arrived here early
this morning from Seattle, and after ,
meeting a reception committee went to
Camp Lewis at ? o'clock to Inspect hat
cantonment.
' A parade and review of the first and
35th Infantry and the 81st artillery
brigade was held at the camp, and
later Major General and Mrs. J. F.
Morrison gave a reception and lunch
eon to the general.
Tacomans will not see Pershing until
this afternoon. At 3 o'clock he will
come to the city from Camp Lewis and
proceed at once to the stadium, where
thousands of citizens and school chll
dren will welcome him. The general
will make a short address and massed
school choruses will sing.
A public dinner will be given the
general this evening at the commer
cial club, and later he will meet In the
state armory with the local post of the
American Legion.
E
TO CUT MIDDLE MAN
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 21. Ji.s
tabllshment ln the principal wool cen
ters of the country of selling agencies
by the wool growers themselves to dis
pose of their products direct to the
manufacturer instead of the present
system by which brokerages and com
mission merchants are placed in the po
sltlon of middle men was advocated
before the National Wool Growers' I
convention here yesterday by Secretary
S. W. McClure. I
Secretary McClure pointed out that
the wool of the country Is controlled by
speculators and declared this was the
only logical solution to the discontinu
ance of the practice
Announcement was made to the
delegates that F. R. Marshall, ln
charge of the sheep Investigation of
the United States Bureau of Animal
Husbandry, will succeed Mr. McClure,
resigned, as secretary. Mr. McClure
will enter private business with a wool
concern at Pendleton, Oregon.
Mr. Marshall, it is believed, will
sever his connection with the govern
ment bureau entirely as his new duties
as secretary of the association will
probably require all his time.
Briton Taken By Mexican
Bandits Reported Rescued
Mexico City. Jan. 20. Alexander
Ross ,a British subject, who was kid
naped Sunday near Orizaba, was res
cued yesterday by government forces,
according to a telegram from authori
ties of the state of VersrCruz to thel
foreign office. No ransom was paid.
32 MEASURES ARE KILLED
BY OLGOTT THRU OFFICIAL
VETO ROUTESINCE MONDAY
Straight Party Ticket, Eleven Local Road Bills, Vista House
Proposal And Score Of Other Non-Emergency Legisla
tion Slaughtered; Further Pruning To Follow Is Promise.
Abuse of the special emergency
session of the state legislature by the
consideration of measures not of an
emergency nature and the radical mis
use of the emergency clause is severely
scored by Governor Olcott ln his mes
sages to the senate and house return
ing 32 measures which had fallen un
der his official veto "up to this morn
ing. Seven of the 32 measures which
have been vetoed thus far bore the
emergency clause. There are yet a
number of bills left for consideration
by the governor and it is expected that
several more measures will be cut
down by the officials axe before the
time limit for executive action has ex
pired. Principal ameng the measures ve
toed to date are the straight party
ticket measure steam rollered through
two houses under chaperonage of
mo icpuuiiuan iimcnine, ana eleven lo
cal road measures through which the
solons played horse with the state
highway map during the closing days
of the session. Senator Moser's Vista
House bill which would have approved
the acts of the Multnomah county
commission ln the construction of the
public comfort station at Crown Point
on the Columbia highway also went
down under the governor's veto.
The other measures vetoed by Gov
ernor Olcott up to this time and the
governor's reasons for affixing his
stamp of disapproval thereto are as
follows:
"Hands Off" Ballot,
Only the people of the state should
be permitted to tamper with the ballot,
according to Governor Olootfs Ynes
sage returning the straight party ticket
bill to the senate with his veto.
"Any such vital changes as this In
the ballot vitally effects every voter in
the state of Oregon," th governor's
message reads. "Such vital changes
which go toward the heart of our form
ot,government should be finally passed
upon by the people alone. As a matter
of principal I would be unalterably op.
posed at any time to allowing such
legislation to be enacted Into a law
t reeoiving u.e sanction
VL l" "oraie.
Road Bills Meet Fate.
The eleven local road measures
which have come under the bane of the
executive office, were steam-rolled
through the two houses Friday and
Saturday in one of the most evident
pieces of horse play ever witnessed ln
the history of the Oregon legislature.
Little or no consideration was given to
any of the measures in either the
house or senate after the passage of
the Gallagher bill designating a road
" the Jordan valley of Malheur coun-
,ty as a part of the state system of high-
rays bad opf ed theJTY t0 the flool
of road legislation which marked the
last two days of the special session.
After the passage of the Gallagher
bill which was only effected over the
strenuous protest of the members of
the legislature who were against open
ing the state road map to any further
additions at this time all local road
the mill with a speed that recognized
none of the usual procedures usually
accompanying the enactment of new
laws.
List Is Lenglliy.
In addition to the Gallagher bill
which was known as house bill No. 4,
the list of vetoed road bills includes
the following:
S. B. 62, by Ira S. Smith Designat
ing certain roads In Coos county, as
part of the state system of highways.
S. B. 63, by Thjmas Creating a
post road in Jackson county.
8. B. 65, by Eddy Creating a post
road in Douglas county.
S. B. 66, by Patterson Creating a
Post road in Polk county.
S. B. 67, by Baldwin Creating a
Pot road In Klamath county.
8. B. 68, by committee on roads ane?
highways Designating, certain roads
'n Clatsop and Tillamook counties as
part of the state system of highways.
8. B. 69, by Patterson Creating post
roads in Polk and Yamhill countieB.
S. B. 60, by Lachmund Designating
certain roads ln Marion county as part
of the state highway system.
S .B. 61, by Banks Creating a post
road In Columbia county.
H. B. 70, by Wright Creating a post
road In Sherman county.
In his message to the house and era
ate returning the eleven road bills Gov
ernor Olcott declares that "former leg
islatures have provided by law for a
state highway commission."
"This commission," he continues,
"Is armed with machinery to properly
investigate and determine where state
highways should be located, without
regard to the merits of the various bills
in question I deem the method of de
termining the location of state high
ways as followed ln these bills is ill
advised and founded on wrong princi
ple.
S. B. 22, by Howell Relating to the
release of sureties on bonda
"This is
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FLO CASES DEVELOP
50 TO EACH HOUR IN
CHICAGO IS REPORT
Chicago, Jan. 21. More than six
thousand persons in Chicago today are
111 from Influenza and reports were
that the contagion had appeared In
cities and towns throughout the middle
west. Pneumonia also was reportea
epidemic, and proportionately had
caused a large number of deaths.
During the last 24 hours new cases
of Influenza were reported at the rate
of fifty an hour. Of these three hun
drew could not be given even tempo
rary supervision by trained nurses.
Fifteen hundred additional nurses are
urgently needed at once, the health
commissioner announced
Deaths from Influenza ln Chicago
during the last 24 hours numbered 36,
as against 214 during the day the great
est number of cases was reported ln
last year's epidemic
TROOPS FROM SIBERIA
Toklo, Jan. 20. Japan's object In
agreeing to co-operate With the United
Qtalafl In mnnn.llnff ranhnJII nifitV
trnnTI, i HihH h. hmn nttninrt nrt
the withdrawal of Japanese troops
from Siberia will follow, it was decid
ed at a meeting of the advisory diplo
matic council yesterday, according to
newspapers here.
It was asserted at the meeting, It Is
said, that Japan has no territorial am
bitions ln Siberia and that troops now
being sent to that country are merely
to replace losses. It was declared that
fundamental pollcies.will not be af
fected by this step.
NORSHiP RACE
LOUISIANA CLOSE
New Orleans, La., Jan. 21. Com
plete returns were awaited today to
determine whether John M. Parker of
New Orleans, progressive nominee for
vice president ln 1916, or Colonel
Frank P. Stubbs of Monroe was nomi
nated as the democratic candidate for
governor ln yosterday's primaries.
Early unofficial returns from ap
proximately half of the state, exclus-
I of New 0r)ean8i Rave 1a;kor
290 and Stubbs 20,382. The city vote
complete gave Parker 21,232 and
Stubbs 25,256. The nomination is
equivalent to election.
COYER
FRUIT EXPERTS DENY
REPORTS OF RUINED
CROPS AFTER SUR VEY
Prize Poultry
Provides Feed
For Stray Cat
New Tork, Jan. 21. A stray torn
cat projected himself Into the annual
poultry show ln progrcsatoda yln Madi
son Square Garden and had a $100
breakfast on two carrier pigeons u
exhibition by a Baltimore fancier. The
homeless feline squeezed Into the gar
den in some unknown way and feasted
h(s eyes on the 14,000 birds, finally
tearing the muslin slips of the crate
hpuslng the pigeons. Only a few feath
ers were left to tell the tale. The cat
escaped.
MILL CITV VETS DEFEAT BOO
IN KKTl'K.Y GAME 18 TO 13
Mill City, Jan. 21. Mill City Legion
team defeated Sclo by a score of 18
to 13 In a game marked by roughness'
Saturday night Sclo battled all the
way but was unable to cope with tho
team work of Mill City.
A game with Albany Is scheduled
for Saturday, January 24.
REORGANIZING
PUU ARMY
GETS APPROVAL
Secretary Baker Endorses
Bill Drafted By Military
Subcommittee Of Senate.
As Workable Proposal
Washington, Jan. 21 The army re
organisation bill drafted by ths senate
military sub-committee was endorsed
today by Secretary Baker, who appear
ed before the full committee.
'This Is the most statesmanlike at
tempt to reorganize the army ever
made ln any country and is an exceed
ingly able and effective piece of leg
islation," he said.
The measure provides for compul
sory military training and the forma
tion of one big army to be divided in
to a citizens reserve army, the regu
lar army consisting of 280,000 men.
and the national guard. '
While disclaiming any "personal
Interest or almost none" In. the mat
ter,' Secretary Baker opposed provis
ions which would make General Per
shing chief of staff. These provisions)
would ln effect abolish the war de
partment as long as General Pershing
was on thetactlve list, the secretary
said, adding that the president or th
secretary of war should be permitted
to name the chief of staff ln view ot
the fact that he is the military ad
viser and the man upon whom both
depend for carrying out the military
policy.
Senator Frellnghuysen, republican.
New Jersey, suggested that the pur
pose was to provide a place for Gen
eral Pershing, ;
"We can't afford to make a military
autocracy ln America ln order to find
a place for an officer," the secretary
said. "I think when you place a mil
itary man In a place oreated by law
and you carl't replace Htm, you'r do
ing something that I believe the con
stitution prohibits. It Is impolitic and
constitutionally Infirm."
Declaring he had discussed the)
matter with Oeneral Pershing, Mr.
Baker said he did not think the gen
eral would care to have the place.
General Pershing's future relations
to the army reorganization form a
problem, Secretary Baker said.
LIFTING OF BLOCKADE
TO RELEASE SUPPLIES
Washington, Jan. 21. Four hund
red million pounds of sugar, 20,000.
000 bushels of wheat and large quan
tities of hides and other materials
stored in the Ukraine will be made
available for the markets of the world
when the general blockade of Russia
is lifted, according to an announce
ment here today by the Ukrainian
mission ln America.
Ukraine needs medicines, - surgical
goods, cloth, clothing, shoes and agri
cultural machinery, according to the
mission, which said the lack of med- '
Iclnes and clothing alone had reduc
ed to misery great areas of the
Ukraine,
First reports of "heavy damages"
and "90 par cent loss" due to the late
December frost, are being rapidly un
dermined by the passing of time and
more leisurely Investigation In all
Willamette valley orchards. Owners
of pear, prune, cherry and peach
tracts on the lowlands near Balem are
reversing their first radical state
ment of total losses and, as weather
conditions become more favorable,
there Is lack of confirmation of early
fears, aggravated by the heavy snow
fall and the zero weather. Grower"
have found that the thick snow
blanket was a blessing, not only being
"poor man's fertilizer," but protect
ing tender vlnds and exposed tree
roots. '
As the Capital Journal at first stat
ed, the only notlcable loss will be
found ln the lower situated districts.
When consideration Is given the fact
that fully 75 par cent of Willamette
valley fruit is located on the hill lands
the first reports of total disaster are
shown to be without foundation, as
hill orchardlsts ln this section, report
little, If any loss.
Lcwhi Completes Survey
C. I. Lewis, of the Oregon Growers
association has been making paint
taking Investigations 4 the frost re
sults and finds absolute confirmation
of his first findings of small losses In
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