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TfflRD YEAR. NO. 139.
SALEM, OREGON1, THURSDAY. JUNE 10, 1920.
PRICE TWO CENTS
Delegates Speculate as
To Effect of New Treaty
Planls Upon Candidates
Chicago, June 10. News of the agreement of the resolutions
committee of the convention on a League of Nations plank start
ed lively speculation whether the chances of any presidential can
didate would be aided or injured by the adjustment. The gener
ally expressed first impression was that it would affcet none of
them except perhaps Senator Johnson. He immediately hailed it
as a victory for the principles he had advocated but it was point
ed out that it probably would remove the opportunity which many
delegates thought he wanted for impassioned debate on the sub
ject on the convention tioor,
Lowden, Wood, Butler and Harding
headquarters refused to issue any sta
tement at once on the plank.
Senator Crane withheld comment,
but Ogden Mills of New York who has
forked with him, said Mr. Crane was
Crane Planw Modified.
Senator Borah, a leader of the Irre
concilables, said his side had secured
omission of many provisions in another
text submitted yesterday by Mr. Mills
the Crane plank.
It Is understood there is io specific
mention of the league of nations, but.
there is Infrential reference to It in a
denunciation of the course of fnt.
preside! in the conduct of foreign at
tains, in which he is blamed for failure
to consult the senate. The senate was
commended for its course with refer
, ence to the general subject without
differentiating in regard to the views
o Mlferent groups of senators.
The provision makes specific decla
ration in favor of the support of all
American obligations and announces
the determination of the court which
irould devote Itself to the promotion of
justice among nations wtlhput commlt
. ting the countryto entangling alliances.
Senator Johnson talked with news
papermen while waiting for details of
the reported agreement on a treaty
"plank. He repeated his statement that
as already reported to him the settle
ment was "a tremendous victory for
Americanism, and an overwhelming
defeat for Internationalism and inter
Hnnkdr Control Charged.
"You realize that there are certain
international bankers here determined
not alone to write a platform for the
republican party but also to nominate
Its president," he continued. "They
have been whipped on the first object;
it Is to be hoped they will be defeated
on the second.
"I am told that the matter has been
nettled; that no decision has been
made faovrable to the league of na
tions and that the platform will decare
for American foreign policies In har
mony with those of Washington and
Monroe. I understand there is no men
tion of the league In the plank."
Change In County
Officers' Terms Is
Proposed In Bill
Initiative petitions proposing a
change in the term of county clerks,
sheriffs, coroners and surveys from
two to four years was filed with the
secretary of state's office here this aft
ernoon by Herbert R. Dewart of Port
land and R. J. Greene of La Grande.
The petitions contain more than ten
thousand signatures or approximately
a thousand more than is required to
secure for the measure a place on the
(allot next November.
Salem High Graduates
To Receive Diplomas
At Exercises Tonight
hunflroH iilffhtiMii Dttirianta
- of the .argest classes In the his-
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J "i me wnooi, win graaunre iroin
local high school Thursday cve-
g. Commencement exercises wilt
held at 8 o'clock in ihy armory. J.
Ackerman, president of the ure
n normal school will deliver the sd
. and W. C. Winslow, chairman
the Salem school board, will l'o
nt the diplomas.
Students who will receive ihfir dl-
mnmag this evenin ur-
Wayne George Allen. Kenneth
yAaninwQii t..w n a t n !
f-mlly Elsabeth Auld, Reta Mae Auv I O'Brien. Gladys Evelyn Page Lela
. Ambrle William Bagley, jmu. i tfarle Pettlt. Martha Elizabeth Pov
JJ'lfy Bailey. Ruth Mabel, Barnes. ! ell. Guy Paul Prather. Mabel V, Inlfred
"mie Elizabeth Beecroft! Lionel Rentfro, Zeda Azalea Rhoten. Phniv)
Hhn P-ishop. Zola Mae Blrdwell, Reu- Hamilton RIngle, Eva Pearl Roberts.
Breyman Boise. Beryl Elvirt Ruth Elizabeth Ross, Charles Albert
Ja. Hazel eVra Bostrack. Gladys Sappingfield. Wallace Aubrey Schel.
flre Brown. Opal Louiw Brown. Turfield Schlndler, Jacobina Amilld
L.T Umont Bullock, Audrey Wll- nova Schmidt. William Earl Shafer.
ha Bunch. Earl Towshey Busselle. ' Mamie Sims, Malcolm Cough Smith,
"iliired Kh o- t. Ivi.ii FiHoh Starr. Louise Marie
Pa V , V U M, III Of CI TV-, 1 . 1 -r J -
mrfiet Emily Coburn. Georgia M ' Stenstrom. Frieda Elizabeth
""Cook. Hcipn n,, ..th.iN'orni Frances Sutherland,
J? Dorothy Crorer. Kenneth William ' Horace Thompson, Gordon Dexter
Jlver, Wilbur Maxwell Darbv. FreThompson, Hilda Cecilia J"11"'
"Dort, Harold Day. Lawrence ; El wood Alfred Towner Sara Rutn
Peon. Elmer Earle Dierks, Wanda ' Hurley, Bertha Pearle Ick Ida Car
'"B. Mabel Leora Dotson, Edward lyle Vogt. Phyllis Walker. Eva Suter
""old Edmundson. Harold EIN.. ! Wallick. Marguerite Lenora Wann.
""fan Margaret Emmons .Alma Ma-' Kenneth Horatio Waters, Crtrude
Knglebart. MarvS-i Dee Fidler. C::rl May Waltzllng, Noma Caw Webb
'u?u.t Fiarh., i.-, tp, i.m-vll Welch. Alma Isabella
r v umnifreJ Elizabeth
r...: Kthryn Louise Gibbard:
UberL Anmn- f : , s. j. ,
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t"T! -Marl Griffith. Fl .rw 'Marie Woodworth. Kenneth Mertin Zell. Al
fly. Mae Hall. Mirjotls Virginia fred Dalton Znller.
-"" James uriEiim. sua
Plan to Ballot
Coliseum, Chicago, June 10. When
the republican convention resumed its
session this afternoon, an agreement
was pending said to have the approval
of the various managers, to dispose of
th9 platform report and then adjourn
until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning with
the understanding that all the nomi
nating speeches and the balloting for
president would be finished before the
convention adjourned again.
There had been a plan to run under
forced draught tonight and besides
disposing of the platform, finish all
the nominating speeches and take one
ballot for president before adjourning
the evening session. Frank H. Hitch
cock, field marshal of the Wood forces
however, objected to that plan be
cause, he snid, he expected General
Wood to poll hla minimum of votes on
the first balolt, and he did not want
the voting stopped at that Juncture.
Four o'clock ,the hour for reconven
ing passed and the conventlpn was not
in order and there was to attempt to
call it to order because word had come
that the resolutions committee was not
ready to report on the platform.
Youth Crushed to
Death by Falling
Beam at New Mill
Frightfully crushed by a falllnf
timber while working at the Oregon
Pulp & Paper company's mill here at
4:30 p. m. Wednesday, William Henry
Woodwortii, age 20, died while be.s
taken to a hospital. The accident oc
eured while Woodworth with othef
workmen, were unloading machinery
from a gondola freight car. The
weight of the machinery caused a
cable to break, releasing a huge beam.
sweeping Wootfworth between it and
the end of the car.
Woodworth was employed as a rig
ger at the mill. During the war h
served with the United States marines
His mother, Mrs. Bertha Wood
worth, and one brother, Edwin Wood
worth, and seven sisters, Iva, Maud,
Delia, Jane. Sarah. Vlda and Arvilla
Woodworth, survive him. They reside
on South Thirteenth street
Members of the American Leglrni ,
will act as pall bearers In the funeral.
Members of the Woodmen of the
World, of which Woolworth was a
member, may also participate.
May James, Mattie Edith Jar-
man. Thelma Jean Johnson, uiga
Orwilda Kirkwood, Olive Kiser.
Frederick Christian Klaus, Richard
Meryl Kriesel, Genevieve Logan, Ha
zel Dean Long. Nicol Mltchel JIcGil
christ, Katherlne Marshall, Nina lier
trude Marshall, Willard Charles Mar
shall, Jennette Meredith, Dorothy Es
tella Miller, Hester Ellzaphan More-
land, Rose Antoinette Morgan, ii
Ash-tHaNey Nelson. Leah Maude Nichols.
' . j- Vntann Rnw Clara I
T?rr Parvpr Notson. Rose Clara
w.ii. uhrt Evart W'endland, Ger-
Marvltmde Frances "Vest, James Alden
t-..i. U'nnilirnrth. Mda io!
la Bertha Woodwortn.
epuaiate League of
KANSAS GOVERNOR, WHO WILL PLACE NAME OF LEON
ARD WOOD BEFORE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
FOR NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT.
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Todd of Blame for Frauds
Perpetrated by Byron
Notwithstanding the fact that the
timber location v contracts made by
various Salenl people with Carlos L.
Byron expired May 27, the timber land
has not been delivered, nor has the
money been refunded and there Is lit
tle prospect of the 138 Salem victims
receiving the J60.000 or $70,000 ad
vanced or realizing their dreams of be
coming timber barons. Byron, the
"party of the first part" is serving two
sentences at McNeil's island federal
penitentiary for using the malls to de
fraud and sentence is yet to be im
posed upon a third conviction, while
numerous Indictments are pending on
various counts. Inasmuch as the Sa
lem operations were not negotiated
through the malls, Byron may escape
federal prosecution, though it is re
ported an attorney has been retained
to bring suit to recover the money ad
vanced by certain victims.
There Is Just one chance of thi Sa
lem victims receiving baok something
of their Investment regarded by
many as a hundred to one shot. Byron
has deeded to the committee on re
covery, headed by John W. Todo,
copper mining claim in the Okanogan
country Thlg prospect has been par-
tlally deevloped and there Is a chance
to bond the same. It adjoins a prom
ising mine, and If the latter proves a
profitable property; there will be a
market for the Byron claim. If the
claim Is bonded and theensulng devel
opment proves It a real mine, there If
un excellent chance of recovering the
money advanced Byron. -
At a meeting of the Rotary club yes
terday,. a report was made by a com
mittee which Investigated the transac
tion. The commute was headed by T.
E. McCroskey, who examined the mine
and secured Rn abstract of the proper
ty. Tho report exonerated Mr. Todd,
who proved to have been victimized
along with other investors, but who
has exerted every energy to recover
the money Invested with Byron, whom
he had introduced to Salem, ignorant
of his record, and acting in good faith.
Th oiglnal contracts given by Byron
stipulated definite location of timber
claims, which he represented were
open to entry, the original entries hav
ing been cancelled for fraud. He rep
resented that he had sub-rosa connec
tions with the general land office,
whereby the locations he placed would
be rushed to paent. His location fee
f n)ne c,alml, wa, ,600 a
claim, half down. For the suhwuuent
locations he charged 11000 half being
paid in advance, the balance when
patent was Isnued.
At a meeting of Investors held Jan
uary 2" then contracts which ran a
year, were surrendered to Byron, in
exchange for a four months' contract
expiring May 27. HpMily action was
the bait offered to secure exchange,
though no definite land was stipu
lated, as in the original agreement,
merely a promise to fumUh Informa
tion, under which Itjs hard to se how
recovery of money could be secured or
damages recovered. These contracts
read as follows:
"For and In contidera'.ion of the
turn of tlOOO the receipt of $500 of declaring specifically for enforcement
which l hereby acknowledged, pirtyiof the eighteenth amendment and all
of th first part agrees to furnish ln-jlaws thereunder. It was said that the
'ormation 'hat will enable party of the -committee Inserted a general decla
iweond part to secure from the United j ration fciEuXorcement of all laws.
under the public
land laws ISO acres of government
timber land In the state of Washington
filngto be secured 4 months from
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The Root plank was summar
ized by a member of the sub
committee as follows:
"The plank is a condemna
tion of the action of the presi
dent, both in his negotiation of
the treaty of peace and the
league and in his insistence up
on Its acceptance without
change by the senate.
"It Is a complete ratification
of the action of the republican
senators, without distinguish
ing between either group. It
pledges the country to a con
tinuation of the policies of
Washington, Madison and Mon
roe, and also to a fulfillment of
all its International obligations
by the establishment of Interna
tional courts for the promulga
tion of rules of lnternatiopal
law and conduct, and suggests
that future wars be made im
possible by the establishment of
laws and agreements whereby
all International controversies
may be settled by International
"The plank makes no men
tion of disarmament. The lea
gue of nations Is not specifical
Free Says Borah
Chicago, June fO. The compro
mise plank was described by Senator
nnrnh as establishing these three prht
ciples for which the irreooncilables
Omission of any pledge for ratlfl -
Commendation of the senate for re-
fusing to ratify.
A statement that any future league
must be in. accord with American
Ideals and with the principle of
Chairman Watson said in his opin
ion the treaty plank would not aid
nor Injure any of the candidates.
-The final problem of the sub-committee
was that regarding prohibition
the question being revived.
The Mexican plank, It was stated,
was agreed upon with little difficul
ty. Members of the sub-commlttee
said It was a strong declaration for
protection of American life and prop
erty In Mexico, but more moderate
than the plank proposed by Senator
Fall of New Mexico.
The sub-ocmmittee's action today
regarding prohibition, members said,
was refusal to Incorporate the plank
proposed by William Allen 'White,
Jasper M. Gulliford. a pioneer o
Lane county, ta dead at the age of 7S
years. He settled In the Mohawk val
ley In 152.
Settlement Acceptable to Everybody
Removes Threat of Split; Senate Is
Supported In Anti-Treaty Positio:
Chicago, June 10. A League of Nations plank declared by
leaders to be "acceptable to everybody" was unanimously adopted
today by the republican resolutions sub-committee apparently
ending all threat of a party spli$ over the league issue.
The plank upholds the senate in re
fusing to ratify the treaty of Versailles,
declares that any future International
' Chicago, June 10 The trea
ty plank was adopted by the
resolutions committe with only
one vote against it
peace understanding must square with
American traditions and omits the af
firmation declaration for a league
which had been urged by the mild res
ervatlonlsts. Root Drafted Plunk.
Originally drafted weks ago by Ell
hu Root, the plank was revised at an
all-night series of conferences and was
adopted by the sub-committee after
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, re
publican senate leader, had appeared
In the 'committee room and declared
if the mild reservation proposal were
accepted he would go on the conven
tion floor and fight It.
The plank was said by the sub-committee
members to be wholly accept
able tp former Senator Crane of Mas
sachuetts, loader for the mild reserva
tion group, and Its acceptance remov
ed the only obstacle to speeding to a
conclusion the work of the national
convention. The completed platform
was to be taken to the convention floor
late In the afternoon and It was said a
night session n.tght be called to begin
the hearing of nominating speeches.
Johnson Rr juices.
Shortly before noon the work of the
sub-committee was completed and
members said they thought there
would be no barrier to a prompt ao
ceptance of tls platform draft by the
full resolutions committee.
. Senator Johnson declared today
thnt in the contest over the plntform
section on the lengue of nations the
"first assault of Internationism and In
ternational bankers on the republcan
party had been met ftM defeated." It
t..id been charged by the. Johnson
Borah group that the Crane, plnnk
"had Its birth In Wall street."
Nlirlit Scwdon Llkifly.
There would be a "seoond assault"
by the same forces. Senator Johnson
asserted with the object of nominating
a candidate, which he "hoped would
be met and defeated" but he addeu
! that If the reports on the platform de
cision reaching him were correct It
would not be necessary to take his
league fight to the convention floor.
Although the sub-committee also ap
proved today the Mexican and Armen
ian planks, they decided to spend the
day in putting the platform Into final
shape and to submit it to the full com
mittee at 4 p. m. It also was suggest
ed that the convention might hold
night session to approve the platform
and poslbly begin work on nomina
tions. Agreement Sudden
The agreement came as sudder'y
today as .ltd yesterday's crlsU, when
the irreconcilable made an open
threat to leave the party if the plank
offered by Senator Crane indorsing
the league with rjtjrv.itlons were
Mr. 'Mills and Senato HmoJt tmifht
Senator Bonn 1ut us hi was i'.i:r
ing the sub-committee room, ana the
throe mat down on a couch outside
and put their heads together over the
Root proposition. Mr. Mills took the
lead In urging the Idaho senator to
At first Senator Borah was obdur
ate, though he said the principle was
acceptable. Pressed for an accept
ance, he protested that none was
more anxious than he for harmony,
reminding his conferees that an agree
ment would mean as much to him
personally as to any man in the con
vention. Conference Sliort
Encouraged, Senator Bmoot and
Mr. Mills took Senator Borah to a
nearby room where they were Joined
bv Senator Lodge and Senator Mc-
Cormlck of Illinois, another irrecon-
cllable mernber of the suo-commiuee.
In fifteen minutes the agreement had
; been reached within the half hour
the Root plank had been given unan-
; imous approval by the sub-commtttee
It Is understood that in touching Up
the literary polish of the plank, Col
onel Oearge Harvey helped the sub
committee members. Senator Lodge
Mcxkan Plnnk Proposed. -(
Chicago. June 10. When the reso
lutions sub-commlltee went into- ses
sion thl morning with tho league of
tlons plank still threatening a party
split, a tentative foreign relations
plank was under consideration declar
ing opposition to the treaty without
reservations but favoring ratification
with American rights safeguarded.
The tentative draft also condemned
Prenident Wilson's Mexican policy,
declared no Mexican regime should be
recognized until willing and able to
give adequate guarantees for protec
tion of American right and pledged the
renuhllcan party to "a contdstent firm
nnd effective policy towards Mexico
that shall enforce respect for the
American flag" and protect American
citizens and property.
It was Indicated that although ref
erences to the league of nations still
were in a formative stage the sub
committee probably would accept the
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Loss Of Evidence
Chicago, June 10. An elder
ly delegate from Pennsylva
nia laid before the resolutions
committee of the republican
national convention yesterday
a large package which he said
contained matter he desired
"looked Into." When Chairman
Watson opened the bundle, he
found a bottle of whiskey real
Senator Smoot of Utah, a tee
totaler, was designated a com
mittee of one to consider the
subject, but returned U imme
diately without recommenda
tions. Action by the full com
mittee was prevented by dis
appearance of the contents of
the bottle before it could reach
llawky on Way Home.
Washington, June 10.- Representa
live Hawley left Washington Wednes
day for Oregon. He will stop on the
way to attend a meeting in the Yosem
ite National park. Mrs. Ilawluy and
Miss Iras A. Hawley will leave the end
of the week going directly to Oregon.
Mr. Hawley has appointed R. C. Glov.
er of Salem his assistant secretary and
will have offices during tho recess of
congress in the Hubbard building at
Proposal Killed By
Federation of Labor
Local Boy Is Best
Livestock Judge In
O.A .C. Frosh Class
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallls, Or., June 10. Roland Hogg of
Salem is the champion rook stock
Judge of the college, as a result of the
livestock judging contest last week,
Roland Is an ex-plg club member, club
work giving him at least part of his
training In the Judging of stock. He
did not cbmpete in the county and
state club contests because, as his fa
ther Is one of the big livestock breed
ers of the state.
Roland and his father are In part
nership In the raisins; of pure bred
Poland Chinas. He Is a member of the
Four II club an organization of the
ox-club members who are now at
tending O. A. C.
To Close Doors
At Noon Friday
Only one more day!
Thirty-five hundred and sixty-seven
children who, for the past nine
months have arduously labored thru
their studies In city schools In Salem,
echoed this Thursday with a Joy un
bounded. For all city schools In Salem
will close their doors on Friday noon
for the summer vacation.
In the morning the children will
return to the schools for their cards
and certificates of promotion and
this will end the "golden (7) school
days" once more until October 4.
when the knell of (he bells from the
towers shall again beckon them from
their play and homes to pursue the
gospel of education.
The staff of teachers. 11 T In all who
taught during the term Just closing,
will remain about Intcat next term,
City Superintendent John W. Todd
Actual studies In city schools ceas
ed with the end of classes Wednes
day, Thursday was being devoted to
compiling reports preparatory to as
signing children when they return
Friday morning for their cards.
Lane Road Bond
It cost the I-ane county good roads
aiclation 12758.21 to put over the
12,000.000 road bond issue In Lane
county at the special election May 21.
according to the financial statement
filed with the secretary of state's of-fi-
ere Wednesday by Fred F:l,
president of the association.
Coliseum, Chicago, June 10. Wblla
awaiting the repoil of the platform
committee the republican national con
vention held a brief session this morn
ing and much to the disappointment of
the galleries took a recess until 4
o'clock this afternoon. When the con
vention assembled the platform com
mute was engaged-In the struggle over
the plank on the peace treaty and it
looked as If much time might be lost.
There was a consideration of plana
to go ahead wtlh nominating speeches
while awaiting the platform report but
there was objection to that and it waa
While the convention managers
were debating what to do the wortl
came from downtown that the plat
form sub-committee had agreed on
report and a few minutes later Senav
tor McCormlck-of lllliiott, one of th
sub-committee members appeared on
ihe speaker's platform and announced
that an unanimous agreement had
been reachod by the sub-committee
which promised union of the party and
victory In November.
Mr. McCnrmlck presented a motion
for ft recess until 4 o'olnok but thr
was a roar of ayes and noes from tho
delegates and galleries and Chairman
Lodge was compelled to call for a
standing vote on which he decided that
the majority wanted the recess.
Montreal, June 10. The American
Federation of Labor In annual con
vention here today rejected a propo
sal to croate a permanent educational
department to distribute propaganda
urging support of the federation's pol
icy of non-partteanshlp In politics.
The delegates unanimously adopted!
a report of the committee on organisa
tion which recommended that this step
not be taken, at this time because It
was unnecessary and would entail un
justified expense. The proposal In
cluded provision for a large campaign
The organization committee refunedl
to concur on a resolution presented by
the Chicago Federation of Labor whU:h
urged the executive council to appoint
a special committee to Investigate th
feasibility of combining all workers In
the food and catering industry of
America into a food producing and
The convention authorized the ex
ecutive council of the federation to
charter an International policemen'
union as soon as the membership of
local policemen's unions totals s000.
Government ownership of railroads
Is urged in a Joint resolution present
ed by seven International unions to tho
convention today. The resolution de
clares government ownership Is neces
sary to provide more adequate nI
cheaper transportation and to elimi
nate the "sinister Influence of rallrosui
corporations from our national life."
Military training la the schools and
the establishment of compulsory mil
itary service or training are condemn
ed In a resolution proposed by the
American Federation of Teachers.
Seven International unions demand
ed repeal of the espionage act.
Bills Must Be
Signed at Once
Washington, Juns 10. Attorney
General Palmer has made an Informal
ruling, which has been communicate
to President Wilson that the" ohlef ex
ecutive has ten days after the adjourn
ment of congress in which to sign bills
This rule nay change the status of
number of bills which the president
killed by a "pocket to" explaining;
that he had not had sufficient time In
which to consider them. These meas
ures include the water power bill and
the resolution repealing most of the
spevial war time legislation.
Under the attorney gHneral's.rulinjc
the president would have until mid
night tomorrow to sign the w.f
power bill and until midnight June 17
to sign the other measures It was said,
at the Whit House.
The owners of land In the Umatilla,
drainage district have elected three su
pervisors, in order to get a centralist
body that can perfect the Ira'iuge ys-
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