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gvSlRD YEAR NO- 174
Elk Herds Gather MiffirflTurd A
First Delegations Arrive
Take Over Tow
- All Oregon moved into Salem today when several thousand
more Elks, leaving nothing but dull care, worry, and the localities
of their home towns behind them, tumbled off packed trains and
o.;0teH in taking over the city for the thrid annual convention.
ah Hav long, mobs have arrived by rail and a steady stream of
u .. .,! ij: a i.v i
automobiles coming uver cvciy iuu reauiug iu tue city nave
added to the hosts.
But little was done when the flrat
session of the lodgemen was held
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Re
ports of the secretary and treasurer
of the state association were heard
and were referred to the committee
In charge. But few of the various
committee chiefs were present at the
" Convention Adjourns Till 2 p. m.
Credentials of the various dele
gates were received by the' creden
tials committee. Carl Y. Lengwald.
of Medford was chosen to act tem
porarily as sergeant at arms. Short-idows state that it Is the "
i.. m n'nlonk the meetlne; ad-I Hotel."
journed until 2 p. m.
No action was taken toward de
ciding where the fourth annual con
vention will be held next summer,
but all Elks appear to be of the opln
Ion that Marshfield will entertain the
lodgemen at thefr next gathering.
Neither was formal mention made nf
likely state presidents, but It la un
derstood That R. Alexander of Pen
dleton, T. O. Russell of Eugene and
Dr. J, R, Rosenberg of Bend . are
among the most prominent who are
being considered. ,
Elks Take Over Town
Elks have taken up the offer of
hotels have been re-named, and the
city Is being run to their liking.
Sombreroed, cow punching Pen
dletonlans, seagoing Astorlans and
Marshflelders, fruit munching Med
fordians, Roseburgers, and hundreds
from Ashland, Eugene, McMinnvlIle,
The Dalles, Bend, and numerous oth
er localities of the state are In charge
Commercial street has been christ
ened "Broadway", State street Is now
known as "Central street," and sev
eral large signs on Marlon hotel win-
Portland Juice Refreshing
A ten gallon keg . of Portland's
most inviting "Bull Run" water,
sparkling, 'and said to be extremely
refreshing, was hauled up and down
"Central" street during! the early
hours of the morning. A small hose
was attached to the keg and "Broth
er Bills" on every side were invited
by Portlanders to partake.
Interest of visitors is at present
centered In tonight's parade which
will start promptly at 7:30. Delega
tions from scores of 'Oregon cities
are to complete lor the numerous
' m Good Republican, fl
Salem Beautiful City
17 Or ...-,:;;;
. .TJ-11 DTTT IH
. prizes offered, and there will be
Mayor Wilson and have taken the scores of decorated automobiles and
town unto themselves. Streets and 'floats In line. 1 .
"HELLO BILL!" .
Railroads Ask Increases
To Meet Higher Wages
Washington, July 22. An increase of 20 percent in passenger
fares and fifty percent in Pullman charges was asked - of Jfce
Interstate Commerce Commission today by the Tailroads, to cover
part of the $600,000,000 wage award of the Railroad Labor Board.
Additional Increases In freight rates
ranging from ten percent in the east
ern territory, t oeight percent in -the
western territory, also were asked.
The executives requested increases In
the freight rates on milk proportion
ate to the increase In the rates on
other commodities made in the road's
first applications for rate advances.
The Increases in passenger, freight
and 'milk tariffs, said Alfred P.!
Thpin, counsel for the executives, will
take cure of the total of $626,000,000,1
which the executives estimate is
added to trunKiinrtni;,. i,,. fv,a
labor board's awards. Mr. Thorn ex
Plained that the additional $26,000,
000 over the board's estimate was ac
counted for bV oertjiin ngsrllniiiU
charges provided for In the award.
To Be Elaborate
ne increases of freight rates,1
asked by the executives today, are in i
addition to those previously asked.
" the commission' grants all of the
nundM, freight rates in the east.
wi" be advanced forty percent andi
those in the west thirty-two percent.!
' ine exact aAvamu i- n.- ,
LI1C HUUlll HUH
lot been computed, but probably will
be around fm-tv
j -1 triii,,
To Be Notified
Saturday Aug.' 7
Columbus. Ohio, July 22. Chair
'" White of the democratic natio.i
M committee, today announced that
as Aug,,st 7 had been chosen
,Cm notifitln of Gov-4-ntii
h s nomination as presi
" '"wi candidate.
hfl id'?'"18 yniay A"u!i
wEVi; the """Nation of
Mh d m,?rseveit' as vice res-
takf rnie3 fr ov"nor Cox will
dIv? at TralI" En'1- home
Uayton, with thos fr h. ..
Line of March for Elks Parade
at 7:30 p. m. Thursday
. Parade forms on north
Commercial streetnorth of
Center, moves south on Com
mercial to State, east on State
to Waverly, north on Wav-
erly to Court, west on Court
to Liberty, north on Liberty
and disbands in front of Elks
The line will commence
moving at 7:30 sharp, offi-
cials in charge declared to-
Today 's Program
HARRY G. ALLEN,
President of Oregon Elks
Marching Elk delegations, Includ
including many uniformed bodies,
from almoat every section of Oregon
will participate in the long parade
Thursday night at 7:30 for which
nearly $300 in cash, two handsome ;Iui city.
trophies, and a large mounted Elk Mr. Allen turned for a moment to
, . , , c ' explain to somebody that he wasn't
will be given In prizes. Scores of.f. ' T ,.,,.. ' , - . ,
Salem citizens ana Dusiness nouses
Salem is one of the most beautiful
cities anywhere and the hospitality
of the, peoplp is wonderful; it's a ten
to one shot the. next annual conven
tion, of Elks will be held In Marsh-
field, and Governor Cox is going to
give his friend the senator by the
name of Harding one of the tough
est little races ever recorded.
So declared Harry G. Allen, king
of all Oregon Elks, as he talked be
tween interviews with a few hundred
Elks who wanted to give him every
thing from a. cigar to the town..
"I'm IJ Imlghty good, republican,
but I think Governor Cox Is going to
show Harding an awfully hard fight'
explained Mr. Allen who is president
of the state association of Elks. "He
defeated Harding for governor of his
own state and " here Mr. alien stop
ped short and offered the smile
which should be worth at least sever
al million dollars to him. "But I'm
a good republican and I think Mr.
Harding will defeat Cox.
Hounded at his room, paged in ho
tel lobbies, trailed to the committees
rooms, followed to geJneral headquar
ters, and finally located at the Elks
club rooms Mr. Allen was prevailed
on to hide for a moment from the
mobs. He is a dynamo a live wire
with an unlimited number of -volts,
and it is a pleasure to converse with
"It Is a pleasure to meet Salem
people they are doing everything in
the world for us," he declared. "And
this morning I had the good fortune
to be a member of a sight seeing par
ty over the town. Salem is a beautl
He finally accepted a cigar,
have agreed to enter elaborately
decorated cars and floats
n me Koosevelt hnmo
York. Mr. Roose-
that if , . Cox id today
Park. PSSlble he-J' eo to Hyde
vernnr ... .
faceTnt Wrk on his 8Ppech
ork con. 81 Dayton' He plans to
be 'he " I?v'. 9 at Dayton he wi"
int" eel! " ? hero at a "home com
ftovl " Julv 30-
hLnfX said he Planned to
Hring Some Time'
Coos Bay Elk Sdys
Thursaav moin, ' "b'e ot Marshfield.
r4itin'io p!a "ln as he stood in line
fc-ado,,, " Wace 's name on .h. r,,t.
"Whose going to be the next pres
ident of Oregon Elks? That's hard to
x, ,. , k nrmltJsay- R. Alexander of Pendleton and
iu v"'"6 ,T 0 Russell of Eugene,' are strong
ted along the line of march, police contend3rs though."
stated today. Pedestrians are to be At this point Mr. Allen was dis
civen an opportunity of viewing the j covered by a mob. He didn't have a
. I chance. Mr. Allen left with the
Nobody is barred from the line, of
ficials have announced, and many
who are not Elks are expected to
compete for the prizes.
C. B. Clancey, well known Salem,
florist, will be among those entering
decorated cars. Mr. Clancey will not
be In competition for a prize. Fol
lowing are the prizes to be given:
Largest uniformed body in line
first prize, mounted Elk head"; sec
Most unique appearing body
lodge jewels and silk altar flag.
Most original comic stunt first
prize $50; second $25.
Lodge coming greatest distance, j
represented by WJt less than 20 mem-j
hers, a trophy, I
Largest lady registration, a tro
phy. Best decorated automobile first
prize $100; second $50.
Bryan I'rged to Accept
Lincoln, Neb., July 22. Several
3 Officers Will
On State Street
3 Loom for Elks
- Chief; Coos Bay
Hard After Meet
Marshfield will have the honor of
being host to Oregon Elks at their
fourth annual convention next year,
if opinions of .prominent lodgemen
from many cities count for aught.
President Harry G, Allen of Port
land, stated Thursday morning chat
he believed it to be a ten to one shot
on the Coos Bay city.
Most prominent of the antlered
lodgemen being considered for the I
presidency are R. Alexander of PSn'
dleton, Tom u. itusseu or uugen
and Dr. J. H. Rosenberg of Bend.
Opinions of Elks varied concerning
which man would be most likely tg
May Come Here
National Exalted Ruler of Elks
William M. Abbott, of San Francisco,
may come to Salem to attend the
third annual convention of Oregon
Elks, it is announced.'
Mr. Abbott was invited to Salem
shortly after he was chosen as chief
of all Elks. Frank Wrightman, well
known Salem clubman who tendered
the invitation In person, states that
Mr. Abbott said he would make every
effort to be present but was unable to
Exalted Ruler Abbott had not ar
rived up to a late hour Thursday:
! Shamrock Goes
Here's the Program
Thursday, July 22 8 p. m.
Parade. Starts promptly, lodg
es forming under general su
pervision of Connell Dyer, di
rector of parade; 9 p. m, band
concert and display of illum
inated fountain in Willaon
park; 9 p m. dance at armory
Friday, July 23 9:30 a. m
Band concerts on street cor
ners; 10 a. m. state conven
tion Elks lodge room; 10 a,
m. sight seeing trips about
city and state institutions;
1:30 p. m. ladies golf tourna
ment, Illihee club; 1:30 p. m.
band concert in Willaon park;
2:30 p. m. baseball, Oxford
park; 8 p. m. "The Awaken
ing of Spring," a beautiful
pageant,- Grand opera house,
admission to ladies, only, up
on presentation of tickets
furnished free by ladies re
ception committee at Elks
building; 8 p. m. boxing con
test In stadium at fair ground
Saturday, July 24 9:30 a.
m, band concerts on street
corners; 1 0a. m. state con
vention Elks lodge room;
10:30 a. m baseball, Oxford
park; 1 p. m. races, sports,
vaudeville, music,' danolng and
eats at state 'fair1 ground);;
1:30 p .m. gents golf tourna
ment, illihee;;clubj 7:30 p, m.
band concert In Willson park
and display of Illuminated
fountain; 9 p. m. dancing at
armory and street dancing;
12 p. m. Finis. '
Sandy Hook, N. J., July 22. The.
cup challenger Shamrock IV was
towed to the Staten Island Ship-'
building company plant early-today
to be drydocked and had her under
body cleanei In preparation for the
fourth race with the American de
The Salem police force is ready tOi fender Resolute tomorrow.
take care of the thousands who are Captain Eurton, .Designer Nichol
lnvadir.g the city. Chief Jack Weisuson an(j Navigator Claude Hickman
announced today. j 0f the Shamrock were especially,'
Police to direct trairic win iiheiy oe pleased wlth wfcat they aeree was a
statlor.ei on State street. High street. . .. f. vesterdav even
commercial uU the challenger lost it on time al-
he stated, during the busv hours of .
the day. Special police will guard the
..ii, nf aninr.mhiles narked
around Marlon s iuare. and othe-n will j Pmfrtpr ReiieWcL
be stationed at the fair grounds where VtUtUtg X VtJIttP WCJU.
scores of motorists are pitching their
caun. i J ;
"No cars shall be parked! cn Com- Belfast. July 22. Rioting was re-I
merical street between Center and, ewed Jn the Faii9 area of West Bel-'
ame on the Elks'
but "! .S1X Wclal
er . ,lr,t Particular
In Belfast Today
hundred telegrams and as mnyre:, Qr on gtate between Commrciar fast auring the mllI dlnner hour here
letters poured into William J. crd.nB,an4 church during th parade Thurs- today The pogt office
office here today urging him to ac- day njght .. ch!ef We,sh haa order. and the p0,jce fired on th(f rioter,
cept the prohibition party nomina
tion for president.
Until tthe car situation Improves
. 1 f . M .1.. UnntVi-
we are lne opnngiieia mm or
. . .. . ' 1 . ' i v i a ivenv Mmnnnr win Haw iuks
U 'o th'Sll p.olnt 1:r- Koble moved four days in the week.
gIsle--- - "Hello Bill:"
Some special police will be attached . several
directly to the force and cmei vveisn an were wounded. .
expects to add more if he fines It nec-, & t of gangulnary f;?ht.
StZ' E'ks who will be sworn In as in between Sinn Fein and rnlontet
special police are to serve tr.ree aays "'"".-""-. "
without pay, it Is stated.
j "Hello Bill!"
To Accept Dry
Lincoln, Neb., July 22. The pro
hibition party today rearranged its
convention schedule pending word
from William Jennings Bryan saying
whether he would accept the party's
nomination, All plans were being
made on the assumption that Mr.
Bryan would accept.
The platform committee, virtually
ready late last night with its tenta
tive draft, went back into executive
session to redraft the platform so
that, as i's members said, "there
could be nothing in It which would
not mot with Mr. Bryan's whole
Chief among the planks being re
drafted were those dealing with the
league of nations, agriculture, prof
iteering and commerce. A plank call
ing for a world tribunal, but not spe
cifically the Versailles league, was
adopted by the committee. Members
reserved the right to offer amend
ments on the convention floor, how
ever and indications are there will
be a fight,
The agriculture plonk pledged the
strongest possible support to farm
ers and that concerning profiteering
was a vigorous denunciation of spec
ulation. "Hello Bill!"
Leaders at Sea
Chicago, July-22. Heads of the
railroad brotherhoods this morning
were divided In opinion on the course
to be pursued as to acceptance or re
jection of the $:00,000,000 wage in
crease granted by the railway labor
At the close of an all night session.
at which no agreement was reached,
six of the brotherhoods, in addition to
the masters, mates and pilots of Amer
ica, had expressed their decision a&
favorable to acceptance of the award
in its entirety; seven Tavored rerjrring
the question to the unions with recom
mendation that it be accepted; two
were undecided and one. the Order of
Railway Teiegraphei-s. had decided to
reject the award and was said to be
preparing for a strike ballot. !
It was pointed out that should no
igreement be reached by the heads of
the brotherhoods, each organization
might take Individual action on the
"Hello Bill:" "
While most of the wheat In Mor
row county is said to be more or less
shriveled it Is believed that practic
ally all the crop will grade No. 1.
11U M ""
Separate Peace Formed;
Nations League Rejected
By Candidate Harding
Marion, Ohio, July 22. Rejecting President Wilson's League
of Nations, Senator Warren G. Harding, declared in accepting thje
republican presidential nomination today, that if elected he would
stand for establishment of peace by a resolution of congress and
then propose an international "understanding" to promote world
narmony without impairing American sovereignty.
j. um uui uirecuy aavocaie or oppose ratification of the
treaty with reservations, and declared it useless "to discuss in
detail the league covenant, which was conceived for world suner-
ffAVammAnt finJ .aa4-?mJ 1 ......
w,u ucguuaieu in misunaerstanaing.
He welcomed a popular referendum
on the league of nations, advocated in
creased production to cut the high cost
of living,, pleaded for obliteration of
sectional and class conflict, and de
clared for industrial peace "not forced
but Inspired by the common weal."
Prohibition he gave only a passing
notice, saying that despite . divided
opinion regarding the eighteenth
amendment and the statutes enacted
to make it operative, there must be no
evasion in their enforcement. He de
clared it his 'sincere desire' that rattfi
cation of the suffrage amendment be
complete to permit women to vote this
fall in every state.
' . Reviews Platform. ',.
Reviewing the commending briefly
many other planks of the party plat
form, the candidate declares for col
lective bargaining for farmers, re
pression of the disloyal, "generous fed
eral cooperation in rehabitatlng the
railroads, intelligent deflation of the
currency, enlargement of government
aid In reclamation, a genuine expres
sion of gratitude to veterans of the
world war and maintenance of an am
ple navy and a "small army but the
best In the world." In his promise of
a "party ; government" Senator Hard
ing reiterated his belief that the vice
president should have a part in the af
fairs of the chief executive's official
family and declared there also should
be a "cordial understanding and co
ordinated activities" between ,the ex
ecutive and congress.
"No man," he said, is big enough
to run this republic. "Our commltal
Is the restoration- 'of representative
popular .government, under the con
stitution, through the agency of the
republican party." ' . . " '
. Promises Peace... j
Promising restoration of peace ftftj
soon as a republican congress should
send a peace declaration to a repub
lican president for his signature, the
candidate assailed the league cove
nant as brought home by President
Wilson but declared the war's eacri
flees would be "in vain, if we cannot
acclaim a new order, with added se
curity to civilization and peace main
"We republicans of the senate," he
continued, "when we saw the structure
of a world super-government taking
visionary form, Joined In a becoming
warning of our devotion to this re
public. The republicans of the senate
halted the barter of Independent
American eminence and influehce
"We do not mean to hold aloof. We
do not mean to shun a single responsi
bility of this republic. We were re
solved then even as we are today, and
will be tomorrow to preserve this free
and Independent republic. Let those
now responsible, or seeking responsi
bility, propose the surrender, whether
with interpretations, apologies, or reluctant-reservations,
from which our
rights nret o be omitted. We wel
come the referendum to the American
people on the preservation of Amer
ica. Foreign Policy.
"With a senate advising as. the con
stitution contemplates, I would hope-
fullv approach the nations of Europe
and of the earth, proposing that un
derstanding which makes us a willing
participant in the consecration of na
tions to a new leadership, to commit
the moral forces of the world, America
icluded, to peace and , international
justice, still leaving America Tree, in
dependent and self reliant, but offer
ing friendship to all the world."
Declaring railway employes ougnt 10
be the best paid in the world, the can
didate emphasized the responsioiiuy
of such service and added:
The eovernment might well
stamp railway employment wun me.
sanctity of public service and guaran
tee to the railway employes mm jus
tice which voices the American con
ception of righteousness on the one
hand and assures continuity of service
on the other."
In his reference to pronipmon ana
law enforcement he said:
"People ever will differ about the
...lurinm nt the enactment of a law-
there Is divided opinion regarding the
eighteenth amendment and the laws
enacted to make it operative but
there can be no difference of opinion
.hA.it hnnKst law enforcement.
Modification or repeal is the right of
a free people, whenever the deliberate
and intelligent public sentiment com
mands, but pervorsion and evasionl
mark the paths to the faiure of gov
Census Wrong; Now
Is Being ReTaken
"Medford's census? It was the bunk.;
They missed lots of people. We're
having it re-taken now," declare
i. ... 1 i.lblno a rrnnn nf his Wn ohlnErton. D. C. JUlV Z. JOltt.
home town visitors at the Elks' club Grant and Josephine counties of Ore-
TV,rflv ' I iron have lost population sinm m.
"That's right," two or three other1 according to figures for 1920 announ
Medford lodgemen Joined In. "Theyced by the census bureau today, in
overlooked a lot of citizens, t was figures follow: -
one of em." - Grant county. 54969: decrease from
Mr. Young stated that this is his' 1910 of 111. or 2 per cent,
first visit to Salem. He admires thej Josephine county, 765 5; decrease
town very much, he says. j from 1910 of 1912. or 20 per cent, r
Under Full Sail
Marlon, Ohio., July 22. The r
publican campaign attained full speed
today with the formal notification
here today of Warren G. Harding, the
party's nominee for the president.
The 'notification ceremonies, which
brought to Marion most of the big
leaders of the party and many thous
ands of Harding enthusiasts, included!
an acceptance speech by Senator
Harding interpreting the Chicago plat
form and declaring the principles on
which he expects the campaign to too
fought out. . -i V v i .,-
The acceptance speech came at th
end of a long program In which high
pitched enthusiasm ruled the day as
t.Vln vtnHinn. ci alpffn t fnnn mnrrhnil nn lha
Harding residence in unbroken suc
cession to be received by the candidate
and to pay their respects in the coin
of tumultous political emotionalism.
A feature of the day was a luncheon
given by Dr. E. C. Sawyer at 'his farm
on the outskiiits of Marlon, to the
members of the republican national
committee and of the notification com
mittee appointed by the "Chicago con-'
Will Hays Presides.
Will H. Hays, the national chairman
was the presiding offiper at. the notifi
cation, for which the city had refitted
its Chautauqua pavilion. The program
Included ah invocation by Bishop Wm.
F. Oldham of the Methodist Episcopal
church, the formal notification speech
by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts;
Senator Harding's response and a be
nediction by' Father Joseph M. Denn
ing, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic
church here. A glee club came from
Columbus to lead the assemblage to
singing The Star Spangled Banner an
Members of the Hamilton club of
Chicago came up "Singing Good Morn
ing, Mr. Harding," fashioned after th
army marching song "Good Morning
Mr. Zip," and presented the candidate,
with a resolution giving him honorary
membership in the club. In response
he declared there ought to be a simtlar
republican organization In every great
Urge More Interest.
"We do not give enough attention
to our politics," he added, "for goo
government ought to be the first busi
ness of every citizen. And I think we
do not pay enough attention to party;
in this coutry we have had too much
of the rule of the individual and not
enough of the rule of the great mass
es I am especially proud to be a
member of your club because it bears
the name of the man who to my mina
was the greatest constructive Ameri
can statesman that etver lived." -"Hello
Prohis Turn To
Lincoln, Neb., July 22. With the
nomination of its presidential candi
At -nmnletad. the prohibtlon nation
al convention today turned its atten
tion towartV selection of a vice-presidential
candidate, the adoption ot a.
platform and election of a new nation
al committee. Adjournment tonight
was cosidered possible. . ,...,
The convention nominated William
J. Bryan for tis presidential candidate,
over a protest made by Charles Bryan,
his brother, through New York dele
gates. Early today no word had beee.
,eceived from Mr. Bryan concern,
his attitude on the nomination. Score,
of messages were handled by a tele
graph company last night directea to
Mr. Bryan at Pony - and Bozeman.
Mont., where his brother saia ne w--scheduled
to deliver chautauqua ad
dresses. Reports 'm Croksto
Minn., however, insisted that
there taking a brief rest after a lecture
As a running mate for vWHiam J
Bryan, the name of Miss Marie Brehm
of Los Angeles stood out In discussions
among the delegates.