Capital WEATHER FORECAST Tonight fair: Sunday fair, except probably rain northwest; moderate e51:WpUr cloudy; river, X.4 XU, rising. CIRCULATION Avenge tor Quarter Endiaf December tl. Ill 54 5 S Member Audit Bureau of Circulation Associated Press Fail Leaned Wire PRICE 2 CENTS. urn HIRD YEAR NO. 57. SALEM. OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1920. CASE $60,000 Appropriat ion For Air Patrol Favored HEARS GIDPP Committee of Senate DEFENSE'S CASE MiTESAIlO fforls to Impeach Testimony nf Witness Takes up Most of Morning Session; Con spiracy Evidence Lntered The defense In the trial here or II alleged I. W. W. for the mur der of Warren O. Grtanm, Cen tnlla annlstlcc day parade tKj . dm, rested its case today, at the end of the sixth week of th ease. Rebuttal testimony by the " prosecution Is to follow. A motion for a directed ver - diet of not irullty preceded the announcement that the defense rested, court denying the mo tion. Court was to resume at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of listening to mo tions of counsel. - monhsano. Wash., Mar. 6. Last stages of the defense case In the trial . ..n nlleeed I. W. V. here for the murder of Warren O. Grimm. Cen tr&Iia armistice dayv parade victim, .med an uninteresting phase to te, part of the court session being taken up in an effort to impeach the testimony of John W. Patterson, a de fense witness who testified several days ago. . . It was expected the defense would rest its case before noon and that an adjournment of court lor the remain- ' der of the day would follow. Offers to prove an alleged conspi racy to raid the I. W. W. hall in Cen tralia through the testimony of num erous witnesses were made by de fense counsel in the absence of the jury, the offer sWng placed in the record but objection to Introduction of such testimony being sustained. The objections were based on the allegation that no showing had been made which would connect Grimm with such alleged conspiracy. Defense's Offers Many , Defense Counsel Vanderve"er also tnade offers to prove alleged events connected with the lynching of Wes ley Everest the night of the tragedy; an offer to prove an alleged cam- : nairn against the I. W. W. on the part of the-"employer's association of : Washington, which It IS alleged Gov- , enror Hart approved, and an offer to prove that the governor had selected Judge Wilson to try the case; also n offer to prove that Judge Wilson had delivered the eulogy at the Elks club on the occasion of the funerals of : three of the Centralia victims. All were objected to and objections sus tained. Portland, Or., Mar. S. The senate' committee on agriculture at Washln, ton today agreed to recommend appropriation or ito,ooo to the govern ment forest service- for use In connec tion with the air patrol to be operated in the Northwest and Pacific states thia summer according to a telegram received by the Oregon Fire Protection association. The money, "should it be appropri- aiea, uy congress, will be used tar clearing emergency landing fields, for the employment of. forest officers at landing fields, etc. Forest service officials- here have asked that ninety planes be turned over to the northwest airplane patrol by the war department. The action of the senate committee in recommending the appropriation of $60,000 indicates that the war depart ment has agreed, or eventually will agree, to provide the machines. I The senate commute further rec-j ommended that no cut be made in the original Weeks appropriation, which the house recommended be cut f 25, 000. telegram stated. . . . . The Weeks appropriation Is to be dealt out to the various states for co operation In fire prevention work. S DANIELS TO REQUEST BIG M PROVIDED 1 FAILS EASTI1 COAST STORM GRIPPED WLIZZARD Business and Traffic Along New England Shore Line is Almost at Manasnu as Result; Ware Passing DEPENDS ON WILSON VIEW IN WASHINGTON rv i Disappearance of Mrs. Brundage Remains Mystery ! The disappearance of Mrs. Elina Brundage, who left her home and baby here Thursday afternoon, re mained a deep mystery to police Satur day. No trace or clue that cast any IlKht on her whereabouts could be found by authorities, working as they are off the meager information they have at hand. When Mrs. Brundage departed she 'eft a note in the house stating mere ly that she was leaving. It did not say here she was going, or what she In tended to do. First intimation that she was gone as discovered by her husband, Ernest Brundage, when h returned to their home on N. Fourth street from work and found his 3tt year old child there stone. Washington, Mar. 6. While house officials in dlscusing today the move of administration senators to arrange a conference with President Wilson to discuss the peace treaty situation, said the president had told Senator Glass, of Virginia, two weeks ago, what his attitude was toward a compromise on the article ten reservation. It was said there had been no de cision as to whether the president would see the senators in response to the request of Senator Hitchcock. Those close to the president, how ever, pointed out that Senator Glass must have Informed his colleagues as to Mr. Wilson's position. - The president's attitude toward fur ther conferences with democratic sen ators as reflected at the White House was learned with manifest disappoint ment by democratic and republican senators who have been working for a compromise. It was said the negotia tions would continue, but many sena tors predicted that If Mr. Wilson de clined to consider further compromise proposals the. hope of ratification would be greatly diminished. Among some of the republicans, how ever, it was predicted that a refusal to see Senntor Simmons would result In further defections from the adminis tration ranks and might lead to break sufficient to secure acceptance of the republican reservations. The compromise proposals Senator Simmons had planned to present to the president were worked out in ne- gotiations between substantial groups of the two parties with Senator Sim mons acting for the democrats and Senator Watson of Indiana for the republicans. ttkh Exchange Rate Is Cause of Much Strife "he high rate of American exchange ""isine; serious strife In Eelulum. re , "Jng belgian finance to one-third of tormr value, according to a letter w Satl"'day by Manager T. E. .roskey. of the Commercial club, rum Philippe Eaut. Mr. Bnut Is a mer nme" the Belgian army. , flmke before the business men at 'unche,n several months ago. This fact will cause a reduction in partv of Belgian who planned to t0 Salem and Marlon county to Wer Into the horticultural business. n Mr. Baut was here he became 7p,y '"rested In both flax and fruit '"'ire. and upon his return to his her land spoke much for this part , Willamette vallev. In his let- Washington, Mar. .6 Secretary Dan iels told the house naval committee to- day he would recommend a naval 4 building program for the next fiscal year larger than that proposed by the general board "if the peace treaty la not ratified at this session of congress.', Withholding final recommendation, however, the secretary added that If this country In the end rejected mem- M bership In the league of nations, he would feel impelled to renew hia rec- ommendation for another three-year program of construction. Reiterating his statement of last year that "we must have a league of nations by which every nation will help preserve the peace of the world without com- petitive naval building, or we must have incomparably the biggest navy in the world," Mr. Daniels declared there was no "middle ground." Board's Figures Increased. The program which the secretary recommended be authorized In the event the treaty is not ratified agreed with the general board's proposal as v. capital ships two battleships and one battle cruiser but added to that pro posal twenty light cruisers and four teen flotilla leaders, or super-destroyers. No light cruisers and only st super-destroyers were , recommended by the board. It had been his intention if the peace treaty were ratified "with the possibil ity of armaments being curtailed and regulated," the secretary declared U recommend definitely only such a moderate building program necessary to round out the fleet." No capital ships would have been included in this program, ne auaea, mil in me unset tled conaiuon oi me worm loaay, ne declared, "The American navy must be prepared for any emergency." "The question for you to decide," the secretary told the committee "is whether the United States in future building shall undertake simply to round out its navy by building units of types in which we are now short, or shall embark on further expansion in addition." Secretary Daniels emphasized the fleet's deficiency in light cruisers and other secondary craft BILLINGS SUITERS Eiltings. Mont., Mar. 5. A drop of II degrees In about 12 hours established a new record for Billings last night. At fix o'clock last evening the ther mometer stood at one below aero and" reached Its lowest point between I and 7 o'clock this morning when St below was registered. The record low marx since the establishment of a govern ment weather station here was 35 below, which was reached late in November, 1918. Have You Done It Washington, Mar. 6. While the storm which swept out of the north west two days ago was passing slow ly out to sea today, high winds con tinued along the Atlantic coast and severely cold weather prevailed over the entire country east of the Rocky Mountains, Weather bureau officials said the cold wave probably would continue for several days. Storm warnings still were displayed along the coast with northwest gales forecast for this afternouu and to night. Some few report of damage to shipipng by the storm had been re celved today and more were expect ed to follow as the gale last night and this morning was directly In the coastal steamer lanes. Business and transportation was al most at a standstill throughout Con necticut and Vermont, as well as the other New England states. With the greatest presldent lat primaries in the history of the country In prospect. Mar ion county voters are reminded that failure to register, on or before April tl will result la loss of ballot right at the spring primaries. -. All cltixens who have not voted during the past two years, or who have changed precincts sines their last valid registration, are required to make the Journey to the coun ty clerk's office It they desirs to place their favorite candi dates in the running. New residents of state or county are also required to make their Initial registration in order to exercise their voting franchise. The registration desk In the county clerk's orflce at the eourt house is open from 8 to 12 o'clock mornings and in the afternoon from 1 to 5 o'clock, any week day. County Clerk U. G. Boyer re ports that registration for this county is much lower than at the same tints during other presidential years. WASTE MID IiIEFFICIBICY PURGED AIRCRAFT PR0GRAI1 OF ALL CIIAnCE OF SUCCESS IIISIAMI SAYS i Colonel Bisque And Spruce Production Div ision Come In For Grilling At Hands Uf Chairman Of House Probe Committee At Hearing On Report" Washington, Mar. 6. All investigations of the management of America's aircraft program during the war have revealed "in efficiency, irresponsibility and enormous waste of money," Rep resentative Frear, republican, Wisconsin, chairman of the house committee that made the latest investigation, declared today in discussing the committee report before the house. He agreed with his republican colleagues on the committee that there was a "no torious failure to provide fighting planes." production," continued, IJ All T ii uiiL-ufli muni SEATTLE-SAN DIEGO Seattle, Wash., Mar. . Major A, D. Smith, United States army aviator, left Camp Lewis, shortly after 5 o'clock this morning in an attempt to fly to San. Diego, Cal., before nightfall. Major Smith expected to make his first stop at Eugene, Or., for break fast, fuel and oil. From Eugene he Intended to go on to Red Bluff, San Francisco, Fresno and San Diego. At Eugene he expected to be Joined by Major T. G. Lanprier, another army flyer, who left Camp Lewis yesterday in a Sopwith plane which Major Smith piloted north from San Diego recently. Major Smith used a DeHaviland plane in today's flight. Philadelphia, Mar. 6. Freezing temperatures, which came on the heels of a raging snow, wind and rain storm, were expected today to check the floods which last night broke over eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, causing heavy damage and driving The battleship 'many persons from their homes. strength, he pointed out, would not be Increased by the ten dreadnaughts now building, "more powerful than any battleships afloat, "in addition to the six battle cruisers under construction, necessitating more auxiliary craft. Destroyers and other anti-submarine craft construction during the war, Mr. Daniels said, has taxed facilities and prevented balanced additions to the fleet, while Great Britain had been able to carry out a well balanced pro gram. He pointed out that the British navy had Increased its light cruisers to seventy-six, against which the Amer ican navy has only three, all of doubt ful value. In additional capital ships, the secretary's contingent program in eludes six scout cruisers, eight mine laying cruisers, six submarines, four airplane carriers and other auxiliary craft. "avs that he. and some friends, flan. , " . p - c"me nere In June, i-rosperity amiieg on th nax ,n(1ug. there now. he writes. Finland Attacked By Soviet Forces lmdon Central "nrtor. March 6 The tmleheviki v l'(Tlin a new attack n n Finlnnd Kews correspondent at reports. After a heavy 5 bombardment Wednesday stacked the -ijerkl Finnish positions at The mr "i-auw. , l lilt- . " " ""tain, n the United Statoa U 1000 Hubbard Girls Are First To Complete State Club Project Oregon Agricultural College, Mar. 6 Tiie White Cooking club of Hubbard Marlon county. Is the first club In the state to finish a project In boys' and girls' club work this year. Final re ports were filed In the office of H. C. Seymour, state club leader, this week. The club has the additional honor of finishing 100 per cent strong. Besides completing the 10 lessons the seven girls who are members of the club served a meal to eight persons. The 10 lessons included making white sauce, potato soup and potato cake, creamed carrots, creamed rice, corn bread, light bread made twice, plain butter cake, baked beans and custard, boiled ham and creamed ham, and meal planning and serving. The number of persons served by the dn ferent club girls ranged from five to eight. The menu of one of the meals served gives ample proof of their abil-j ity as cooks chicken, buttered pota toes, gravy, pickles, loganberry pie, coffee, beans, creamed fruit, salad, bread and milk. The reports filed by each menber of the club give a complete record of each lesson including the name of the dish prepared, cost of labor at 10 cents an hour, the number of servings, end the cost of materials. The report is certified to by the ciub member an two disinterested persons who are not relatives of the girl. The members of the club are Violet Sanders, president; Verna Smith, vice president: Vpal Smith, secretary; Esther Diikson. Mildred Morgan. Mil dred Sanber and Vlrlgina Clukis. Miss Florence Bierdsley acted as advisor te the club. Shriners From Silverton and Salem Go South Several Salem and Silverton Shrin ers mounted the "Shrine Special" here at the Southern Pacific depot at 10:05 Saturday morning and Journeyed to Eugene, where, in the afternoon they aided In putting on a ceremonial for a new tent in the college town, and this evening will aid the Ashland Shriners in the final initiation of the Al Kader men. The Shrine special was laden with the Shrine band of Portland and nu merous members of the Al Kader Tem ple of that city. The band was Joined here by Oscar Steelhammer, Suiem mand leader. Several musical selec tions 'were rendered on the train plat form at the depot. Following the ceremonial at Eugene, the Shriners will return to Salem and Silverton, arriving Sunday morning. The storm, which raged from o'clock last night until shortly before daylight was one of the most severe of the winter. Snow piled up and trol ley service was at a standstill. Virtually every Iritream near here overflowed its banks and ice gorges swept away bridges and railroad tracks. Scores of houses along the banks of the swollen stream were washed away and many mills and fac tories had to shut down because of flooded boiler rooms. Men, women and children, marooned in their homes, were rescued in boats, some of them heine taken from second story win dows. Power Is Shut Off. Towns along the Schuylkill and Sus quehanna rivers appeared to be the heaviest sufferers. Reading, Lancas ter. Harrisburg, Willlamsport and Wilkesbarre reported heavy damage. Parts of these towns were Inundated and much of the surrounding lowland was under water. All Industries In Reading using elec trie power, closed down. Bridges and houses were swept away at Lancaster. All streams in the Wyoming valley overflowed and low lying sections 'of Wilkesbarre and suburban towns were under water. At South Wilkesbarre alt traffic except by boats was sus pended and scores of families were marooned in their homes. The pump Ing station at Allentown was flooded and the city was without water for several hours. The Lehigh river was packed with ice and the bridges at Bethlehem were closed throughout the night. Refugees spent the night at tflre houses and police stations in Wilming ton, Northwest Mills Again Operating At Normal Mark Sn Stop at Eugene Eugene, Or., March . Major A. D. Smith, United States army aviuior, who left Camp Lewis this morning on a daylight flight to Ban Diego, Cai., believed to have passed over Eugene at seven forty-five this morning. This region or the Willamette valley was still enveloped In a dense fog at 10 o'clock, but citizens who claim to have heard the hum of an airplane engine shortly before eight o'clock believe Major Smith slowed down here but flew on when he found lamllng was impossible. Medfoitl Passed. Medford, Or., Mar. 6. A plane, sup posed to be driven by Major A. D. Smith, U. 8. A. aviator. ' passed over Medford at 11:15 at an altitude of 5000 feet. ' No Stop VVtr Lunch. Red Bluff Cal., Mar. , Major A. D. Smith, army aviator, who Is at tempting a one-day flight from Camp Lewis, Wash., to San Diego, Cal., landed at Red Bluff shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon. He had Intended to land at Eu gene, Or., Major Smith said, but be came lost In a fog and circled around, finally landing at Albany, Or. Thus an hour was lost, he said. In order to make this up, Major Smith declined to take time for lunch at Red Bluff as had been planned. He said he expect ed still to make San Diego before nightfall. Commercial Club At Dallas Seeks Better Quarters Portland, Or.. Mar. . Lumber mills In western Oregon and western Washington are running practically t normal again, according to the New York Hard Hit. New York, Mar. 6. The storm king paid another unwelcome visit to New York today Just as the city was com mencing to recover from the effects of the (5,000.000 blizzard of a month ago and within 1! hours the metropo lis struggled with a pelting rain, a, driving sleet storm and a biting snow squall. In the early morning the wind had reached an unofficial velocity of 60 miles an hour, which bodes 111 lor shipping off the coast. The comparatively warm rain was at first welcomed by the street depart ment as the fall washed some of the Icy, muddy relics of February's blix- sewers were clogged, marA Tint HOOn cellars were flooded, small streams in j meeting to De neia Dallas, Mar. t. At the regular meeting of the Dallas commercial club held Wednesday night that body commended the efforts of the board of directors In their endeavor to se cure new quarters and passed favor ably on a room In the Imperial hotel building on Mill street which the di rectors have under consideration The move into the new quarter will probably be made the first of next week. The new room makes an Ideal home for the commercial club as the kitchen in the rear of the building can be used to serve the weekly luncheons which the ciub is planning to hold each week in the near ftutre for its members. There Is also a prob ability that the new agricultural agent for Polk county will have his office in connection with the com mercial club In the building. This will be decided on at a meeting of the Polk county farm bureau at a in Dallas next "In spruce Mr. Frear, "Secretary Baker Ignored all the loggers and lumbermen on the coast and selected Colonel Dlsque, a warden of the Michigan penitentiary and former captain In the army, who knew nothing about lumbering. Col onel Disque tried to learn the business and surorunded himself with 20,000 soldiers who were largely clerks, law yers, doctors, farmed out on cost plus contractors logging railroads In Wash ington and Oregon. Contractors Inefficient. "Four cost plus contractors were se lected by Disque to get out lumber, and this of these, who got $55,000,000 in contracts knew nothing about lum bering. The only contractor with any experience swore he had been inter fered with by under officers sent him by Dlsque so that three months were lost and 20,000 feet of logs prevented from reaching the market." t Others In churge of the air program Including John D. Ryan, Colonel Deeds and W. C. Potter were complained of by Mr. Frear for lack of experience In lumbering operations, which he charg ed resulted in waste of much money. Representative Magee, republican, New York, a member of the commit tee, told the house that not one Amui- lean-built battle plane or purely bomb ing plane was produced during the War from the expenditure of more than a billion dollars for aircraft. "The liberty motor, he said, "was the only achievement of merit of the American air service la the united States." The 231 Amelcan-bulU DeHaviland pianos sent to Francs, he said, "might be used for light day bombing" He said these planes were "awkward and dangerous" in service. Criticism of the airplane lumber pro ductlon in the Puolftc northwest was also made by Mr. Magee, who argued that if experienced lumbermen of that locality had been organised, all the lumber needed "would have been pro duced at moderate cost," Lea Churges Partisanship "Those who are responsible for this unlawful expenditure," he added, "should be held strictly accountable therefor. The Siems-Carey-Kerbaugh corporation was actually paid by the war department a seven per cent com mission on civilian wages paid to sol diers working for sub-contractors in the construction of the Lake Crescent railroad, in excess of the compensation fixed by the congress." Representative Lea, democrat, Cali fornia, discussing the report that the crltcisms made by republican commit tcemen were "absurd contentions and groundless conclusions." Answering Representative Magee of New York, as to the net reaults of America's effort in aviation during the war, he declared that the republican member's state ment of planes sent to the front wa but a fraction of the truth. "The 213 machines at the front de clared by the mujorlty report to -represent the American production," de clared Mr. Lea, "represent only one seventy-ninth part of the number of machines owned by Americans during the war. Many Planes Built. "America had HIS American-built planes on the front the day of the ar mistice but they were only part of (28 American built planes available at the front on that day. She had 1620 serv ice planes available for use at the front when the armistice was signed. Four hundred mid seventeen American built planes went over the German battle lines." "This Is the first Investigation turn found nothing but fault,' G0fEOIITE0;;3 EXPERT KIDNAPPED BEUEFOFOFHCIALS Chicago, Mar. 6. AngelusJ. Caste. director of experimental chemistry fsr the International Harvester company and inventor of a chemical propulsive) agent for depth bomb charges used by the government in the war against submarines, Is believed to have been kidnaped In Detroit and held for raa- soai, Caston leu Chicago Wednesday morning for Washington to oollect royalties for the use of his Invention. Thursday afternoon Miss Mabek Nielsen, Caaten'i fiancee, received a telegram from Detroit saying his body had been found there, explaining he had been run over by a train. Tha telegram was signed "The Identifica tion Company of America," Investigation proved there was no such concern in Detroit. Late last night Miss Niolson received, a postal card from Cnsten dated in Deirott Wednesday pight, after the telegram announcing his death had been sent. This led to the kidnaping theory, Ca ten wrote he was leaving Detroit. Until Casten formula was delivered In Washington last July two secret iervice men guarded him constantly. Fair Weather Is Coast Prediction March . Weather the week beginning Washington, . predictions for Monday are: Paciflo StatesGenerally fair ex cept In Washington and Oregon and extreme northern Callfornla-where oc casional rains are probable; poaslbty snow over the Interior districts; nearly normal temperature, , Recruiting Officer -To Address Club The great part of the American navy played In the war by transporting troops across the sea; his thrilling ex periences as an executive offices1 aboard the Leviathan, America's great est trasport, and the benefit America's) young manhood derives from training In Uncle Sam's navy, will be told th business men of the city when they gather Monday noon for their regular weekly luncheon at the Commercial club, when Commander J. H. Black burn, first assistant recruiting inspec tor for the western division, will ad dress them. Commander Blackburn Is from Ban Francisco. Prior to the war he was in charge of recruiting for the thir teenth district which comprises parts) of Oregon and Washington. Perhaps) no other man who served In the navy during the war was in closer touch with the truthlessness of the Hun sub marine warfare, and his talk is expect ed to be very Interesting. ISU.r.M GIRL AtTIVi: WORKER ON ANNUAL O. A. C. BOOK Oregon Agricultural College, Mar. Grace Presley of Salem, sophomor in home economics, Is taking an active continued Part ln assisting the staff of the Beaver Mr. Lea, referring to various Inquiries Into the aircraft program conducted during and since the war. "The Amer ican aircraft effort made possible the maintenance of allied aircraft af. the front, and finally led to allied pre dominance by over 100 per cent." annual, the college year-book. Must Presley 'is using her talent In design ing title pages, page-headings and oth er special Illustrations. She is minor ing in art In addition to her regular de gree course. She spent her freshma year at Willamette university. weekly report of the Wert Coast i tne outlying secuuns . ...-ul -. .,.,.ii,.n nnhlined; banks, roads were washed out and h- i,iv. The outout last week of high tides contributed to damage along 122 mills contributing to the repon was 86.370 474 feet. The normal out put would have been 83.808.000 feet. Actual production was thus within 4,432.526 feet or 85.06 percenj-of nor mal. The only unfavorable element In . -.. a... ,h lumber situation, the report con- The Standard oil company - - -- continued shortage filed with the public service .. e.i..m.t fnr the week werelpled. eion an application for permission iO;i unshipped orders! The telephone and telegraph corn- construct an ini across the Turner roa ... tion out Saturday. The need for better roads In Polk county was taken up and the roads and highway committee Instructed to confer with the county court to see if something can be done to pre serve what road we have In the county and save them from inevit able ruin which will happen If they Service on nearly all the re neglected this summer aa they Manhattan and on i were saia to nave oeen negieciea uur- Ing the last year. the waterfront. Thousand of emer gency calls were received by the water department. Traffic Tied Up. The'sleet and drifting snow made successful attacks on the transporta tion system, trolley lines ln some of the elevated lines was cry- Reindeers use their antler for re lation ior pcni" - h m.MttntA orders The telephone and teiegrapn con,- mmirr,. v, ,......- . .. , industry -Pur at Hne mlli. ! p.nie. reported that wire communlc moving the snow covering of lichen. Turner rosd and Leslie , remain ng on i crltpe(L jon which they feed. DEMOCRATS ASKED TO SIGN HOOVER NOMINATING PETITIONS Petitions have been sent to the Cap'ital Journal office and can be signed there to place Herbert Hoover's name upon the primary ballot as a democratic candidate for president. The fact that Hoover has refused to state his party alleg iance does not prevent the people of either or both parties from nominating him against the wishes of the politicians, and hia own wishes. It is a case of the job seeking the man. Only registered democrats are eligible to sign these petitions, but if any republican will get out similar petitions to nominate Hoover, the Capital Journal will render similar aid in securing signatures. It is up to the people to beat the politicians to it and name the next president. If you are a democrat, sign this petition. If you are a republican, get out a petition of your own. I j street ln th city of Salem.