Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, March 22, 1920, Image 1

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Oi-on: Tonight and Tuesday prob
jLly rain, moderate westerly winds.
' jiRainfslI, .1 inch; river, 4
ffft, stationary.
i Hipp YEAR NO YO " " " Lt-gfSr . Associated Pre Full Leased Wire
I Sparicican Movement Sweeping Eni ire GertriQny
1 1
Hefim Liite
Food Scarce
irv ilie Associated Press)
Berlin, Notwithstanding the
return of the Ebert govern
stent to control there, still pre
sents pretty much the aspect of
an armed camp with the food
supply short and sanguinary
fighting occurring at intervals
in the suburbs. There is little
change in the strike situation.
Serious troume occurred in
the Moabit industrial quarter
Sunday night and m one conflict
reported Sunday, twenty Spar
tacans were killed in an engage
ment and twenty four others
who were captured were sum
. marily executed.
In the Ruhr industrial region, im
mediately adjoining the allied zone of
occupation there is veritable civil war
fare, with opposing armies of com
munist and government troops draw
ing up their forces In line for battle.
Government detachments have been
dffeated in some preliminary skirm
- Lelpsic has quieted down after the
government victory there. Among the
agricultural population in some sec
tion of northern Germany there
increasing unrest.
Southern and eastern Germany are
reported fairly quiet. There is
threat, however, of a renewal of the
general strike in Bavaria because of
dissatisfaction over -some of the
terms of settlement
Murder of Cork
Mayor Produces
Stir Over Ireland
Cork, Mark. 22. Thousands of per
sons assembled aLthe city hall today In
preparation for the funeral of Thomas
MacCurtaln, lord mayor of Cork, who
'" mi uouiu oy an unknown
sassin early Saturday mornlnrf ,
Trains brought great crowds to the
clay this morning and the shops were
closed in order to afford the citizens an
opportunity of testifying their respect
me mie lord mayor." , '
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London, Mar. 22.-Dispatches fro
Ireland Dl. - .
,, , muraer of Thomas
MacCurtaln, lord mayor of Cork, to
have produced an. Intense, if subdued
-"u.un tnroughout Ireland. . This
"Keay, says the London Times cor
"""""i in uublin, closed one of
"w.piacKest weeks since the rebel
i is is. He gives a long list of
T varlou Parts of the island
including five murders of policemen
, a others and an attempt to kill Pro
fessor Stockley of Cork. '"
The motive of the murder of the
mayor continues as mysterious
r. Among the theories advanc-
1 one that MacCurtain was mur
red as a warning to otners because
he recently had the courage public
's' to deprecate an attempt to murder
a Policeman in Cork.
. Lo"don newspapers declare Ireland
r the moment is largely under the
aom nation of secret murder societ
In , hi members f which are sworn
J , those whom thfy believe to
"and In their way. '
It is remarked as a phenomenon
"ut murder societies" members after
hlle begin to be suspected of rrnir
lng each other. Existence of these
opposed societies is declared possi
ble owing to the "moral cowardice of
"w Irish republic." The crimes the
ocietles commit are repungent to
better sort of Sinn Feioers, who,
""wever, keep silence, fearing the
2L quence if tney condemn assas
"ations, the papers say.
kVn npOTsnnn... 1 J - 1- A
Fatmo wiucn support
. me rule, while cnndPTYiiifni? what
regard as the present evil sy-;
tern of Irlsh g3vernmentt aso de,
, , e irishmen themselves for con
mng methods which, they say, are
' establishing a condition of an
and terrorism. .
Tne antihome rule Morning Post
gain attacks the government today
d Camp
denounces Field Marshal French 1 charge of perjury in connection with
nd James Ian MacPherson, saving: hef testimony in the trial of her hus
They are bringing about the hide- band, Edgar Woodcock, a San Fran
ks necessity of reconquering Ireland Cisco educator, for murder, was set
by force of arms," and "civil war is for Monday, April 12, by Superior
hin sight." .. Judge Louis H. Ward here today.
Bean to be Candidate
Again; Six Others File
Henry J. Bean )..i ,. .v,. n,rnn dsmnrratic candidate for delegate to
uireme court, is the first candidate the national convention from the sec- leaped from the Good Samaritan hos
J formally entor th 6 fac e for nomina-ond congressional district. . pital here some time last night it
""n s a candidate for a place on the J. F. Reddy, Medford, democratic j became known today. Cusack had
wpr-me bench. In his pettiion filed "candiate for delegate to the national j been at the hospital, under guard,
'th the secretary of state's office this convention from the state at large. J.lnCe his arrest here last January for
'"ning Justice Bean who i. a can- Rawies Moore, Medford, candidate , pos8jble deportation, when the local
diftaii. f, i., j ., . .. v ,h- democratic nomination for dis- j headquarters of the communist labor
""ai Justice to all."
Other filing
y'were- "
Jame, H . Uni . n
date7 . 7 U Hooi Riv '
senll n!min!n
district ' n"mlU "
t(J '"car nomination far "district a
fur Deschutes countv. i
'"orge C. Blakealey. The Dalle.
iiu"iui uvnson Jiutnor
Of Anti-English Remark
Sims Informs Probers
Washington, Mar. 22. Rear Ad
miral William S. Benson, then chief
of naval operations, was the official
who told Rear Admiral Sims "not to
let the British pull the wool over your
eyes; we would as soon fight them as
the Germans," Admiral Sims testified
today before the senate committee in
vestigating the navy's conduct of the
Admiral Sims said the remark was
made Just after he had received his
final instructions from Secretary Dan
iels preparatory to his departure for
England cn the eve of the entry of the
United States into the war. He added,
however, that it was not made in the
course of formal instructions, but dur
History and Operation of Salem Gas
Company Shown to
Public utilities of the present dav
are greatly handicapped In their oper
ation because of law imposed restric
tions, making the public service busi
ness vastly different from the private
concern, William M. Hamilton, divis
ion manager for the P. R. L. & P. com
pany, and manager of the Salem Gas
company, asserted at the luncheon this
noon In the Commercial club of busi
ness men. Following the luncheon the
business men visited the gas plant at
the foot of Chemeketa street, and were
schooled in the manufacture of gas
and coke, and In the operation of the
plant. . , i
Mr. Hamilton declared that the pol
icy of public utilities managers are oft
entimes misunderstood and fnlstaken
as arbitrary. This can readily be un
derstood, he said, when it is known
that almost all the activities of such
concerns are governed by laws of the
state, providing penalties for both com
panies and agents for any violation of
conduct. . '
In a pamphlet handed the business
'men the history of the Salem Gas com
pany, showing its marvelous growth
and enterprise as an integral of the
community, is shown.
The Salem Gas company was organ
ized in 1869 by C. E. Burrows,' David
Tuthill and others.
, The franchise Ordinance was passed
by the council of the city of Salem No
vember 22, H6I. -' .
The first customers were connected
September 17, 1870.
The plant has been in continuous
operation since 1870. The P. R. L.
P. company acquired the property, to
gether with the electric light and pow
er and street railway system in 190T.
"When the price pf gas was $2.50
and $3 per thousand cubic feet, ana
coal and labor was cheap, the plant
paid a satisfactory return on the In
vestment, but as has been the common
condition with all small gas plants of
the size of this one during recent years,
the revenues of such plants have but
barely paid the fixed and operating ex
penses and in some Instances have not
even paid this," Mr. Hamilton said.
The owners of such plants look for
ward to the day when the growth of
the' business will reduce the unit cost
of manufacturing the gas to a point
where it can be sold at a reasonable
margin of profit.
The officers of the P, R. L & P.
com Dan v realize that this growth can
nnlv hp hrnii srht nhoiit hv mmnlvlnff 1
good gas at the proper pressure and at j
practically the cost of manufacture
and distribution, and by giving satis-
factory personal service to the patrons
m., . oii
Their policies in the management
of the company are therefore shaped
accordingly, even though it may not
always seem so to some of the com
pany s esteemea patrona
Manufacturing data on the pam
phlet shows:
Used per day 7 tons of coal, 24
tons of coke, 46,000 gallons of water,
5$ K.W.H. of electricity.
Made per day 80,000 cubic feet of
gas, 3 Mi tons of coke, 2 barrels of tar.
Perjury Trial Of
Mrs. Woodcock Is
Set For April 12
San Francisco, Mar. 22. Trial
Mm Aline Harr s WoodcocK on
f,ir Jackson county. !
Abijah Fail-child, Enterprise, canal- j
date for republican nomination lor j
district attorney for Wallowa county. than a guess tnat ne migni
I climbed down a fire, escape. He was
...nvnewsoaoersaresaidtohaveiin his room at 2 o'clock this morn-
been sorted between !780 and 1785.;ing. it wu ;- .tO.
.....r ithnHM wer first Bel
- v-irvuitt-"
i7tM ln 1759 and in Birmingham
In London in 1 ii ana in m
n:i Th increased so rapia:y mat ,
e wis matt proposed to tax inm. i
VUl K H it UU1 Cjfl iyOVlJLaii JilUil .8458
ing a conversation In the office of
Rear Admiral Palmer, chief of the
bureau of navigation.
The witness told the committee that
Admiral Benson repeated his admon
ition during a conversation the fol
lowing day and that he mude the
same remark six months later in Lon
don. Admiral Sims said he did not pay
particular attention to the statement
at that time, because he believed
Admiral Benson was intensely anti
British. He added that this belief was
entertained generally throughout the
service. The witness was reluctant to
give the name of the officer, but
Chairman Hale Insisted.
Business Men Today
Alaskan Steamer
Floated; Resumes
Northward Voyage
aeattie, waah., Mar. 22. Reports
reaching here today that the Pacific
Coast Steamship company's Alaska
passenger steamer Admiral Evans,
which grounded Saturday near Sey
mour Narrows on the Inside Passage
to Alaska was floated last night and
proceeded on her way northward un
damaged. The Evans In the fog early Satur
day rammed and sent to the bottom
the Seattle tug City of Lund. In try
ing to make shore to survey the dam
age, the steamer ran aground.
Mexican Politics
Wax Warm; Three
Candidates Enter
' Mexico City, Mardh 22. Thousands
thronged the streets yesterday to greet
Ygiiacio Bonlllas, Mexican ambassa
dor to the United 'States, who has an
nounced his willingness to become
the presidential candidate of . the
civilian party in the general elections
July 11. '
Newspaper comment and published
Interviews with other candidates and
government officials Indicate the
president fighlj has narrowed down
to Bonillas and Alvarado Obregon
with partisans of Pablo Gonzales
waging a more or less extensive cam
paign. .
General Obregon has been touring
the country and speaking for more
than four monKhs while Gonzales has
contented himself with the formation
of political clubs and distribution or.
campaign literature.
The candidates all declare lor tne
maintenance of Mexican national
rights, pacification of the country and
other generalities. Platforms, how
ever, are virtually negligible, since
the campaign Is being waged on
personalities. Obreaon's
declare that the Carranza adminlstra-
tion is opposing me imuu. --"
dacy and is using its resuu.. -
cure the election 01 eoiiiua.
Irtiarroa. tceether with intimations
that Bonlllas
is ineligiele tor the
n.iniv. and tnat ne is noi a.
Mexican citizen, have been denied by
civilian party leaders and govern
ment officials. The claim that he is
the candidate of the protestants has
also been met with vehement denials.
General Frederico Monteas, tormer
,vprMr of Guanajuato, who was the
leading spirit in the recent conference Other speakers will be T. E. Mc
firo of sixteen state governors, has Croskey, "What w owe to our dads';
'declared the sole purpose of that c7n-(W.
Iference was to guarantee free and
I oriv elections. '
. , .. . CAB
ranMn Affuiiar. son-in-iaw ui iiM -
Vera Cruz is supporting Bonlllas.
The belief expressed early in the
'campaign that the present adminis
tration would hold over nas virtually
! disappeared, since entire taitn nas
. ..-. i- D.uilanl r,acran7Ji's
oeen piai.-eu in
reiterated declarations that he will
not hold office a single day after the
expiration of his term.
Ident Carranza, who recently re
signed as governor of the state of
Desperate 'Red'
Makes Escape
trOm HOSpital
Portland. Or.. Mar. 22 Frank Cu-j
sack, alien, said by local immigration j
authorities to be one of the most des- j
Derate radicals in ths northwest, es-,
natty were raided.
Hospital authorities were uname
t0 throw any light on Bis escape otn-
up-men nr v
taken in custody were lounu sum;
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Great Effort
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Finish Drive
With- a small select team of
volunteer workers a final and gi
gantic effort was being made
this afternoon, and will be con
tinued Tuesday afternoon, to
complete the $100,000 fund for
the construction of the Salem
General Hospital. .
Fortyifive thousand" dollars
have been raised thus far by,
Li;. i : a : . mi - . i
puuuu suuseripuun, ine county
will give $25,000 when Salem
people have contributed $75,000
This small volunteer army
therefore has to raise more
than $30,000. The drive offi
cially ends Wednesday night.
The volunteers were entered Into the
race for funds at the noon-day lunch
eon of the business men in the Com
mercial club this noon. After a brief
talk by Thomas B. Kay of the necessity
of making a final spurt and effort to
raise the funds, several rose to their
feet and offered their services.
Volunteers Out.
The volunteers are: Oliver Meyers,
Roy Wise, A. C. Boehrnstedt, John
W. Todd; Luther J. Chapln, John F.
Hutchason, William M. Hamilton. Ben
Vielf, D. D. Socolofsky, William Mc-.
Gilchrist Jr., Thomas B. Kay and Wm.
Busick and F. W. Jobleman.
Senator Charles L, McNary has sub
scribed $500 to the fund, Mr. Kay an
nounced at the luncheon.
The campaign has been handicapped
by the lack of workers, Mr. Kay de
clared. Many of the committees have
not yet reported and he urged that
they make speedy accounts of their ac
tivities. '
It was decided at a meeting of the
hospital committee Saturday that the
campaign should end- Wednesday
night. Plans were then discussed to
make this last battle for aid.
Woni'cu Aid Drive.
A women's committee, formed by
Mrs. G. C. Bellinger, Mrs. James Elvin,
Mrs. Dr. E. E. Fisher, Mrs. W. E. An
derson, Mrs. W. II. Hamilton and Miss
Mattie Beatty, joined with the forces
'today and began active solicitation in
the city. Their' work is expected t
bring in big results, it was Stated at
campaign headquarters. i .
Unofficial reports today showed that,
laboring, men of the city had -not for
gotten that the hospital campaign Is
on, and are still working hard to push
the project overthe top. When final
reports of the activities of unions in
the city is made townspeople will be
surprised at the loyalty of Salem's or
ganized labor. It Is said. '
The Salem General HospltaJ founda
tion will be laid about the first of May,
providing tha funds are raised with
which to erect It, according to the ten
tative plans of the hosptial committee.
It has been suggested that a half holi
day In the city mark the-laying of the
cornerstone of the big structure.
Whether this step will be taken has
not been decided definitely upon yet,
it was said.
Lads and Dads to
Feast Tonight at
.Christian Church!
Monday night at 6:30 o'clock, the
"Lads and Dadn" banquet, given by
the Brotherhood of the First Chris
tian church, will be held. Eliju J.
Stivers, of Eugene, will be one of the
principal speakers at the affair, tak
ing as the subject of his discourse
"The importance of church taking
an Interest in the lads.'
P. Walters, county T. M. C. A.
secretary, "Lost A boy;" Reverend
Leland W- Porter, pastor of the First
r',n nt,.,vtl " T r ,1 - I, an ln...
Lads as an Invest
ment;" Reverend R. L. Putnam, pas
tor of the Court street Christian
church, "The Importance of Chris
tian education and Christian col
leges;" J. B Coolly, "Lads an, chums'
More than a hundred plates have
been so far reserced. Reservations
may be made by telephoning to T. E.
MeCroskey, manager of the Commer
cial club, or James Elvin, secretary
of the T. M. C. A.
Delaware To Act
Upon Suffrage
Amendment Soon
Dover, Del., Mar. 22. -The general
assembly of Delaware convened here
In special session at noon today to
consider ratification of the equal suf-
frage amendment to tne leaerat con-
stitution. After organization each
ho'use recessed until this afternoon.
The question wilt not be determin
ed until after contest over' chaiigfs
in the supreme court code is finally
The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
is of pure white Carrara marble in the
Gothic style. Its departure font the
pependicula has been valous Interpret
ed, but there Is little doubt that It
arises fromthe softness of the s ll on
which It stands and which has given
way. uiw.w,...m..B . .........
.rnpf it has now stood for n.orc
than 600 years without rent or decay.
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Shrine Club To
Meet And Shape
Further arrangements for the enter
tainment of the thousands of Shriners
who will visit this ctiy June 23 will
be made at a meeting In the Commer
cial club Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock
of the Shrine club here. Reports from
the various committees that have been
appointed to make arrangements for
the entertainment will be heard, and
other plans formed to make the c?is
tingulshed party's visit in Salem one
of pleasure.
A social time, Including a smoker,
wilt feature the club's meeting. Ar
rangements for the Salem Shriners to
participate in the Imperial session In
Portland In June will also be discuss
ed. All Shriners are urged to attend
this meeting, as well as the others
scheduled tor each week until the time
the Shriners) arrive in Salem.
Officers Come
to Return Auto
Thieves South
J. E. Tancey and A. P. Cochrstn,
deputies from the sheriff's office at
Bakersfield, Cal., are In the city today
conferring with Governor Olcott and
local police arranging for the extradi
tion ol Russell and Raymond Eyerly,
brothers,- who two years ago stole an
auto at Bakersfield. The Eyerly bro
thers were arrested here last Thurs
day, following search throughout Cali
fornia and Montana that has been re
lentless during the past year and a
.Deputies Yancey and Cochran arrived
in Salem Saturday evening. They said
that they expected to leave for Bakes
fleld with their prisoners this evening.
According to the deputies the charge
that faces the brothers Is more seri
ous than first believed by police here.
The pair Is charged with burglary and
grand larceny. The deputies said that
they broke into the garage from which
they stole the machine.
$24,000 Marion's
Share In First
Marlon county's share In thw first
distribution of funds received through
trie registration of motor vehicles,
Just completed by Sam A. Kozer, dep
uty secretary .of state last week,
amounted to $24,819.45. The distri
bution Is made semi-annually on
March 15 and September 15, under the
provisions of the law of 1919 which
requires a division of one-fourth of the
receipts among the various counties of
the state in proportion to the amount
of the fund originating In the various
counties, in lieu of the personal prop
erty tax from which automobiles are
now exempted.
Marion county's automobile owners
have contributed a total of $100,830 toi
the 1920 registration fund up to March
15. Of this amount $3015.19 Is charge
off to administrative expense and of
the remained one-fourth Is returned to
the county for rond purposes, the
other three-fourths going to The credit
of the state highway fund,
According to a summary of the dis
tribution prepared by Kozer the total
receipts for the 1920 registrations ag
gregated $1,573,500. Of this amount
$47,305.37 are deducted for adminis
trative expenses. In the distribution
$381,548.68 Is divided among the coun
ties and $1,144,645.87 is placed to the
credit of the state highway fund.
National Labor
Leaders Confer
With Strikers
San Francisco, Mar. 22 Headed by
its chairman, James O'Connell, the
executive committee of the Metal
Trades department of the American
Federation of Labor is due here to
day to confer with labor leaders In
Pacific coast shipyards In regard to
the strike In the Srin Francisco yards
and other matters vital to the local
organizations. The first conference
will be held tomorrow.
Labor leaders In Los Angeles, Se
attle, Portland and alt other Import
ant shipbuilding centers on the coast
have been asked to meet the commit
tee here. So fir as Is known the com
mittee will not old conferences In
any othr coast city but will return
directly home from here.
O'Connell aided In negotiating a
higher wage agreement the almged
breaching of which by the operators
led to the shipyards strlM which be
gan last October and which has on
tlnued Up to this time. The operators
held the agreement had not been
Buenos Aires, Mar. 2. The former
German steamship Bahla Blanca will
sail for the United States March 31, ac
cording to a semi-official announce
ment here. The vessel, brought by
Argentina from Germany during the
war, has been the subject of diploma
tic exchanges between the Argentine
government and the allies, which have
nevftr-ret-ognized the transfer of flags
on the ship.
Conditions Faced by Ebert
Goverment Growing More
Serious Hourly is Report
Berlin, March 2& Conditions in Germany were described
by .the minister of defense this morning as extremely seriooa. -"You
can't paint the situation throughout Germany too
black," an official at the ministry declared to the correspond
ent after a survey of the reports that had. come in during;
the night. v
The situaation in Berlin itself ;
was characterized as "bad." In . '
one case a company of volun-
teers had been overpowered by
Snartacan forces, its officer
killed and their bodies mutilated.
The southern and eastern
parts of Germany are reported
To the north of the Spree In the Be
lln district, the outposts of the regulars
have been withdrawn, leaving: detach
ments to guard the stockyards and
railway station.
Marines Leave Berlin.
The marine brigade and the Baltic
Paris, March 22. (Havas)
Eight thousand- persons
have .been killed since the
German revolt broke out on
Maroh 13, according to ad
vices received here. Of this
number 850 were killed In
Berlin alone. '
troops, which occupied Berlin during
the Kapp regime, have been cleared
out from Charlottenburgr and have
Joined the other military units at the
Doeherlts camp, where all are refit
ting. These troops, It was stated, will
be counted as the chief protectors of
Berlin. Neuokolln and Tempelhof, the
worklngmen's residence quarters In
the suburbs, where disorders occurred
Saturday, have- been quieted by gov
ernment troops nativities.
Kpurtucan Force Biff.
Tarls, Mar, 22. Spartacan forces In
the Ruhr valley of Germany number
at least twenty thousand, and some es
timate them at forty thousand, accord
ing to latest advices received at the
f&relgn office here. They are well or
ganized, being composed of old shock
troops and veterans, supplied with ar
tillery, machine guns and mine throw
ers and having batteries of 77 cent!
mer field gun with plenty of ammuni
tion. '
William Major Beerfeld, a, relative
of Maximilian Hardin la commander
of these troops. He was prominent in
the Spartaclst troubles at the time of
the armistice and also In January,
Ebert government authorities are
concentrating troops and planning to
surround the Ruhr valley and force
the Bpartaclsts to capitulate. These
men, however, are younger and less
trained than the reds.
Treaty Violated.
The occupation of the Ruhr district
by German troops is in direct viola
tion of articles 42 and 48 of the treaty
of Versailles, it was pointed out at the
foreign office which added the com
ment that this was the first act com
mitted by Germany In violation of th
treaty, the other violations being those
of omission.
Two German officers have been sent
by the Ebert government to acquaint
the French authorities with the situa
tion In the Ruhr district. These offi
cers are expected to reach Paris tMs
The foreign office advices regarding
the composition of the red army In
the Ruhr region are that It was ra
cruited for the most part among the
Iron workers,
A general strike has been called In
Munich, and It Is expected the move
ment will extend throughout Bavaria
unless It Is stopped as a result of the
negotiations now In progress to settle
the demands of the worklngmea to pay
during the period they were on strike
against the Kapp regime. Meetings
are to be held In the Wurttemburg
factories by the councils of workmen
to consider If similar action should be
taken throughout Wurttemburg.
Reports received here from Nurem
berg suld that city was quiet on Sun
day, following some disorders the pre
vious night.
Red KuiwrfuM-n Spread,
Berlin, Mart 21. The ministry of
defense Informed the correspondent
this morning that the conditions In tne
Ruhr district were becoming worse.
The towns of Oelde, Ahlen nd Dren
stelnfurt. In Westphalia southeast ot
Muonster, had been taken by the com
munists, it was stated, and the move
neni was spreading north and east,
Pitched battles hud been fought the
ministry's information showed, and
'wo crack regiments of government
troops had been foreed to fall back on
th fortress of Wesel, on the right bank
of the Rhine, twenty two miles north
west of Essen, after heavy losses had
been sustained on both sides. Ten of
fleers In one n-glment were killed.
Stuttgart, March 22. (By The As
sociated Press.) Troops from Silesia
are officially reported to have arrived
In the Ruhr district,- and fighting with
the Spartacan army there Is expected
tomorrow. It Is officially stated here
that the estimates placing the size of
th red forces In the Ruhr region at
seventy thousand are exaggerated.
The first coffee house established In
London was 1652. Coffe was heard of
In France was lr.S and bcame fash
j !, inutile In Purls in 1669.
Average tor Quarter Eodlcf
December 11.
Aiifn ic I hf AWT1
125 Feet When it
; Strikes Another
; A serious collision. In which an auto
belonging to E. L. Williams. 672
Lambert street, Portland, was thrown
125 feet across the curb, sidewalk
and Into a tulip bed on the lawn of
the Gerald Volk residence, corner
Capitol and Market streets, occurred
at 4:30 p. m. Sunday. Five occupants
In the Williams car, and W. B. Emery
of the Mapleton Stock Farm, Macleay
driver of the other auto, escaped with
out Injury.
A front wheel of the Williams tar
was torn oft, and both autos sustained
other serious damage. Williams re
ported to police and deposited $5 bond
to appear In court March 27.
The collision occurred while Wil
liams was driving north on Capital
street, and Emery was entering Cap
ital street from Garden road. Williams)
Is said to have been driving at a high
rate of speed. He was ordered to ta
port to police by Mr. Volk, a council
man. Deals Totaling
High Negotiated
By Byron Here
That Carlos L. Byron, convicted In
Seattle ot using the malls with Intent
to defraud and now serving a 15-
months' sentence at McNeils island
following the withdrawal pf a stay of
execution, numbed amer; his pa-,
trons about 40 '"prominent merchants,
professional men, school teachers and
others In Salem Is revealed upon the
return-from McNeils Island of a rep
resentative of the Salem people who
had dealings with Byron,
Byron's operations were those o(
promising to locate people on govern
ment timber claims for the payment of
a sum of $1000, su oi wnicn w
paid at the time of making the co
tract, with the provision that this mon
ey be returned If the location was not
made, and the balanoe when the pro
pect was located 'pit the claim. He
first came to Halem in August, 191J.
and was a frequent vlistor here up to
as late as December.
Suspicions Roused.
All of his deals were negotiated with
persons with whom he came In per
sonal contact socially and no suspi
cions that the deals were anything oth
er than strictly legitimate were held
by any of the local people until the
news of his committment to prison
reached the city.
Early this wek the local peopte who
contracted with Byron for location
sent a representative to Interview him
at McNeils Island regarding. what n
intended to do toward maklfig good
the money they had paid to him. The
report ot this representative upon ht
return Is as follows; i
That the money paid to Byron by
Balem people Is still Intact and secured
by property holdings of Byron worth
many times the amount of. the claim
held against him.
Protection Claimed,
i That Byron has made satisfactory
provision for the return of the full
amounts paid to him by Salem people
as soon as he Is free to make a settle
ment. That Byron was convicted of oslnsj
the malls "with Intent to defraud,"
and that In the 20 years he has beeit
operating In locating people on gov
ernment lands not one person with
whom he has had dealings has lost
any money.
The total amount of money Involved
In Byron's Salem deals totals from
$40,000 to $65,000 according to various
Reds To Be Shipped
On Relief Vessels
New York, Mar.-22 Relief ships to
be sent by the United States wlthia
the next month with flour for needy
countries of Europe also are going to
be soviet arks, accordingto Information
1 obtained from Immigration official
I here today. More than four hundred
Russians, Finns and Poles from all
! parts of the country will be shipped
ion them in groups.
I The deportees will Include many
I who were arrested In raids on mem
bers of the communist party In Janu
Tacoma, Wah., Mr. 23. Fire of
unknown origin this morning destin
ed the grandstand of the Tacoma speed
way, causing a loss according to offi
cials of the speedway association of
$150,000. The stieedway is eutaide tha
-it,, limits fir snnaratus from the
! nearest stations were s-nt to the seen
jbut fought a losing fight because or
i lack of wo.lor.