Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980 | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1921)
tr 1920. 6250
Sedation of Salem 19004258:
0 14.014; 1920. 17,679
OREGON: Tonight and Tuetday
rain, fresh southerly galea,
County 190. 47,177;
,"' V: ,ntv. 14.181
LOCAL: Rainfall .09; fontheriy
L, nf Audit Bureau of Circu
Son A-oC.ted Pre- FU
winds; rainimr; maximum
minimum 42, set 43; river 7.8
feet and falling.
Salem, Oregon, Monday, April 25, 1921
Price Three Cents gJS?3?1? ,
C apit aisfef ou r nal
ermans Seek to Reduce Reparations Bin
.j Affiliated w-
ELations Set May
" . TtT.,llrrllt.
J JO! "lttV
Anril 25. Andrew
e.k nresident of the
.,.! Seamen 8 uu.
. . .,v 1 nil t o.y. v
,...,.,1 in ni
"ur .meers called earner
j n a. nr MilV 1, ail"
,u";,. hrnken oft
W,.l steamship Owners
, tew minutes
.7 (hat the I
.would oln uie
, in a striKe u b
, . 1 Th; three uni
L 0WJ ' .
, f ri.nicn anu
earn a membership oi upy-"'
ately 175,000 men.
T..apc tn O m f
raining. o ,,
lew 10TK, niii"
ine Engineers Beneficial associa
i ttv iasued a strike procla
....... . niro of fart Mav 1. This
Uliuu v - -
nnminrement was made alter
heir representatives broke off ne-
,i.it ..,(. tii, i Anicrirnn
,i ti,i- knnn licon tinln-
conferences regarding a new
The union leaders asserted that
iu inn iiieiiieu. illicit anu wcv
Milium would suuDor'. the more
I I r ... J ,1..., . 1 bn
it develop Into international
roDuniuuK. as ine iiihimi curi-
m nan npierreu miteuliuliuub
Auril 29 in order to await the out
Voet Alan ITif
VWWl UJBV AUK.
Ban Francisco. Anril 25 Break
ing oft ot wage negotiations be
tween the Marine Engineers Bene
liclal association and ihe Ameri
can Steamsti i !) Ownpra naannlattnn
In New York earrtpfl the nnQathil-
Itv nf a Ha t.n ... n -Jl. .
' - ui i ,it ii n; ew.ljl
iwpplng which will Involve be
tveen 25,000 and 30.000 wnrkpm
It was said today by officials of
tae engineres association. The tie
IP ia scheduled for May 1.
"The proposed 30 per cent cut
Is too drastic and is not justified
' 'ueeiisung conditions." it was
W in a statement from the engl
"era local. "We are awaiting the
Kturn of our representatives from
fcwYork and will take action at
"All marina v.-u. ,
. ""iner.i organiza-
wa ia every city on the coast are
Wected. The present wage ranges
87 50 for chief engiDeen
first class vessels to a figure
n tor "skilled
5 Hurt When
liin P:. .
Austin is in the
Walter Pearmine, Har-
J5?VI? Frank CouIur are
result ot coius-
li t hJoccurre" on the river
artnnh?dly DiSht in which an
M into a wagon drfT.
Wi v,earmine The team of
kor Jked down- one f
k. tirL?rl0vUB' wa8 CDt about
the driv,r. la gaid to
fast When th
Jwthu d' The ""a came
4 of tha Keizer school
-retks Driven Back.
hZLT "-Various .t
k forces holding
iTV th Meander river,
lV" Anatolio. have been
fcU, w7h U TlIrkih "ational
aTL b "Pulsed every
"an an unofficial .f..-
I T1 Greeks have
i w tawl 111
" aa,aUI0,iUon Kint
'Drunk and Disorderly 'Is
ChargePref erred Against
A nti-Saloon League Agen t
"SP00NINO PAKK" TO
BE BUILT IN KANSAS
Kansas City, Kan., April 25
Boy, page Mr. "Cupid."
Louis H. Chapman, water
commissioner, has officially de
creed that Kansas City shall
have a "Cupid's" park. Because
"spooning" Is condemned In
other city parks, his depart
ment will set aside eleven acres
of land to be converted Into 'a
park. In Chapman's park there
will be "nooks," benches and
swings, just comfortable "for
two." Chapman says so him
self. "There is no place where
young couples can go for spoon
ing purposes," Chapman de
clared. "So my department Is
going to give them a park. We
were all young ourselves."
Authorities Start to
Round Up Convicted
Wobblies Who Have
Chicago, April 25. With the
time limit for the surrender of 47
Industrial Workers of the Worla
convicted for obstructing the war
draft expiring at midnight to
night, department of justice offi
cials today were preparing to take
immediate steps to round up any
of the men who do not report
either to the Leavenworth, Kansas,
prison or local federal officers.
No word had been received from
"Big Bill" Haywood, I W. W.
chief, who Is believed to have gone
More than a dozen of the con
victed men had arranged to meet
their attorney, Otto Christensen,
late today andMormally give them
selves up to the federal marshal.
They held a farewell party last
night at L W. W. headquarters at
which plans for a propaganda
campaign for their release were
Vincent St. John of New York,
accompanied by Joseph J. Gordon
and Ralph H. Chaplin of Chicago,
left here last night for Leaven
worth, according to Mr. Christen
sen. Three other men have advised
Mr. Christensen they wqnld sur
render to United States marshals
at different points: OHn B. Ander
son at Rexford, Montana; Stanley
J. Clark at Fort Worth, Texas, and
H. F. Kane at Yuma, Arizona.
Famous Cripple Dead
St. Paul, Minn., April 25.
Michael J. Downing, banker of
Olivia, Minn., famed for his suc
cess In life after losing both legs,
an arm and part of his remaining
hand in his youth, died at a hos
pital here today. He was 55 years
A complaint charging H. Gan
non, then an operative of the Anti
Saloon League of Oregon, with be
ing drunk and disorderly, was
signed this afternoon by Chief of
Police Moffitt at request of J. H.
Lauterman, manager of the Argo
hotel, who claims that Gannon, In
ebriated to such an extent that he
was irresponsible, created a dis
turbance in his hotel on April 8.
Mr. Lauterman explained to
Chief of Police Moffitt this morn
ing that he determined to ask for
the complaint only after he had
failed to get any response to verbal
complaint made to Ronald C. Glov
er," chairman of the "steering com
ever, according to the story, ar
Gannon, police say, was found
lying prone on his. back, amusing
himself by pounding his hefts on
the floor when they found him in
the Argo on April 8. At first he
was not arrested, but was taken
into custody about two hours later
when he was found on a down
town street. At the police station
the Anti-Saloon man was finally
released on his own recognizance
by Desk Sergeant Davis, who says
that Gannon promised faithful I w
to return to the police station on
the folowiing afternoon. The Anti
Saloon League operative, officers
state, has not been in the setatlon
"I withheld action In order te
give Gannon an opportunity to
keep his word, at least after a
fashion," Chief Moffitt stated
this afternoon. "This he has fail
ed to do."
Brought Into the police station
between two officers on the night
ot April 8, Gannon explained to
Desk Sergeant Davis that he was
an "Anti-Saloon League repre
sentative," and displayed his cre
dentials, said to have been signed
by F. W. Snyder, special agent. In
charge of anti-saloon league work
"I'm a 'cover-up' man," Davie
says Gannon told him.
"You're some 'cover-up' man
you are," Davis answered.
According to Sergeant Davis,
Gannon himself to'i how, on the
evening of April 8, he had failed to
mak a "buy" from a bootlegger be
cause of his drunkenness. The
bootlegger, according to the story
told Davis by Gannon, was sup
posed to deliver 20 quarts nl
"booze" to the Anti-Saloon man.
The prospective law-breaker, how
ever, acoordingt o tha story, ar
rived while the two Salem police
men were attending the inert
"Hell I know who you are
now," the booze salesman is said
to have remarked to Gannon. He
Mr. Lauterman, manager of the
Argo, explained to Chief Moffitt
this morning that, having failed
to get any response from Mr.
Glover, he intended to take the
matter up with Governor Olcott.
Mr. Lauterman was dissuaded,
however, when Chief Moffitt of
fered to have the complaint out
Mr. Lauterman told Chief Mof
fitt that Gannon had been drunk
about the hotel for two or three
days, but said that Gannon's act
ions had not been unbearable up
to the night of April 8.
It is understood that Gannon
recently has been dismissed from
the anti-saloon league service.
Is Assured of
Washington, April 26. Former
Senator Chamberlain of Portland,
Or., and Frederick. Thompson of
Mobile, Ala., are ' understood to
have been definitely selected by
President Harding as members or
the shipping board. Both are dem
There. were reports today that
the president had settled finally on
five ot the seven members but
these lacked confirmation at the
White House. This reported slate
included Charles A. Piez of Chica
go as chairman, Meyer Lissner jf
Los Angeles and Rear Admiral
Benson, present chairman.
Grand old Lady
Of Utah Dead
Salt Lake City. Utah, April 25.
Mrs. Emmeline B. Wells, 93
years old, affectionately known
an 'Aunt Em" and "Utah's grand
old lady" who for many years
was president of the relief soci
ety of the church of Jesus ChriBt
of Latter Day Saints, died today.
Mrs. Wells was born at Peter
sham, Mass. In 1844 she was at
Nauvoo, 111., where she was ac
quainted with Joseph Smith, the
father of Mormonlsm. She arriv
ed at Salt Lake City in 1848.
When the women of Utah were
enfranchised in 1870 she was one
of the first to wield the ballot. In
1874 she was appointed vice pres
ident of the National Women's
Suffrage association. Mrs. Wells,
o friend of Brigham Young,
in attending the National Wo
men's Suffrage association in
Washineton. D. C, in 1879, pre
sented congress with a memorial
asking that the children Dorn in
plural marriage be made legiti
Oldest Poiln Dead.
Paris, April 25. Charles Suru-
gue, the oiaesi pouu in
veteran of both tno rTancu
Priissian and the world war, died
here today aged 82 years.
vmtt mm about Eugene have
begun to note that some damage
has been done by the recent heavy
frosts to the cherry crop.
On Need otAia
a 4ha nrnh i -
Assertions that they had never
been consulted as to the need of
. ui.i , hi tnr stricter en-
forcement of the prohibition laws
. tTT nnti that
in me couniy
.MiAn woe not sougnt
proper enforcement of the prohi-
bition laws in mc
Judge Bushey wis reported by
The Statesman to have declared
that the employment of the Anti
SRloon League agents was the
j. ,ilt of the murder or
by the Anti-Saloon League oper-d rect resua - Woodbunl garage
atives brought in by the county Simon J. Yoder wooo
court to. wage a law -i""' e atbuted the
campaign, were the e, JTf , 0 ! Honor law violators.
mane this morning by Sheriff O. liquor la q
D. Bower, Constaoie - yer cage go tar
Long and Chief of Police Verdenv.dencein tn
M. Moffitt. ! and that it wae
The statements come thelr efforts that the
answer to the allegation attrib- through ineir KooUeggers
ttted to County Judge W "7CTe,opedi these officers were
Bushey in an article in the Oregon a t0 the need of ad
Statesman of Sunday morning neer, to cope with the
the effect that the employment of dit ona, c ,
Anti-Saloon League agents under iquor situate M Jb
secret contract with tb county , heir
court vai necessary to secure ,
To Locate Iron
That there are three attempts
being made by eastern capital to
locate iron in the Willamette and
Columbia river valleys and that its
discovery means a great industrial
development for the state, was the
statement ot W. D. B. Dodson,
manager of the Portland Chamber
of Commerce, in a speech made be
fore Salem business men at their
luncheon in the Commercial club
Mr. Dodson stated that in an in
terview with Henry Ford In an at
tempt to get the location of a trac
tor plant for Oregon, the automo
bile magnate had expressed his ad
miration for the ideal climatic
conditions favorable to the work
ingman, and that the only draw
back to the establishment of such
a plant in Oregon was the lack of
Port development was also dis
cused by Mr. Dodson, who stated
that within the next five or six
years Portland, with the wonder
ful resources of the Willamette
valley and kindred sections behind
her, would develop into the largest
and most important seaport on the
Pacific coast. He further suited
that lumber had now become the
"back bone" cargo of the steam
ships sailing to all parts of the
worlc, that no other western sec
tion had a like commodity to offer
steamship companies in the way of
Announcement was made today
by Adjutant General George A.
White that the Oregon national
guard encampment from June 16
to 30, inclusive, will be held at
Camp Lewis and that he. Colonel
C. E. Dentler and Major Dusen
bury will leave sometimes this
week to make preliminary ar
rangements. The coast artillery will un
doubtedly be sent to the coast fort
ification, according to further in
formation from the adjutant gen
eral's office, and the sen k1 for of
ficers and non-commiss'.oned offi
cers will either be in Vancouver,
Washington, or Clackamas, the ex
act location will be decided liter
by tbe commander of the Ninth
British May Back French
Additional Hun Territory
Lloyd George Says Support Will Be Given If German Reparations
Proposal Is Unsatisfactory; Berlin Offer Cuts $26,000,000,000 Off
Allied Demand Is Unofficial Report; Washington Still waits Ar
rival of Note
London, April 25. Premier Lloyd George stated in the house of commons this after
noon that if the new German reparations proposal, which had not yet been received, proved
unsatisfactory, Great Britain would support France at next Saturday's allied conference in
her proposals for the occupation of the Westphalian coal fields.
Berlin, April 25. The payment by Germany of two hundred billion gold marks for
reparations is, roughly, the proposal submitted by Germany for transmission to the allies,
according to sources close to the government. The payment will be spread over a period of
from 30 to 42 years, or less, according to Germany's economic recovery.
Economic pledges In the way ot
War Council Meets
Paris, April 25. The French
supreme war council, comprising
Marshals Foch, Joffre and Petain,
and Generals Buat, Weygand and
Degoutte will meet this afternoon
In the Elysee palace under the
chairmanship of President Miller
ami. All the cabinet members will
meet at tbe Elysee palace tonight (
German Note Not
Yet Received By
Washington, April 25. There has been an unexplained
delay in the transmission from Berlin of the German counter
proposals on reparations. State department officers when
they reached their offices today found that the document had
not reached the department.
The German memorandum was understood to be a lengthy
one and if such was the case it probably was not put on the
cables until very late last night as considerable time would
have been required for coding it.
Berlin, April 25. The German
Allies Demand Gold.
Paris, April 25. The al
lied reparations commission
today sent a note to the Ger
man war burdens commission
demanding that one billion
gold marks be deposited In
the Bank of France on or be
fore April 30.
Reported In; May
Rome, April 25. A dispatch to
the Idea Nazionale from Sebeneco
says the passing of the Dalmatian
islands into Jugo-Slav control mat
week provoked many heartrending
scenes, especially at Cittavecchla,
Many of the people, tbe dispatch
said, decided to leave rather than
live under the rule of their here
ditary foes. They carried with
them even the coffins containing
their dead and tbe tombstones.
The newspaper Mensaggero to
day complains ot lack ot inclina
tion on the part of the Jugo-SUv
government to re-establish amic
able relations with Italy.
Tin Mill to Beonen.
Wheltng, W. Va.. April 25. Of
ficials of the Wheeling Steel cor
poration announced that their tin
plate mills at Beech tx Horn and
Yorkville, W. Va., employing 1 001
persons, would resume next Monday.
Dublin, April 25. Thomas
Traynor was executed at Mount
Joy prison this morning for the
murder of Cadet Parrell, who was
killed when ambushed here March
14. Traynor's wife and ten chil
dren stood in the crowd outside
Dublin, April 25. Police and
military who were searching for a
kidnaped constable near Fiddown.
County Kilkenny, were ambushed
today from a farm on which the
constable was being held. One
soldier and several members at
the ambushing party were wound
ed It is believed some of the at
tackers were killed. The constable
escaped during the batt'e.
Washington, Aprrt 25. The
Knox peace resolution was report
ed favorably today by thd senate
foreign relations committee. A
few of the democratic committee
members voted in opposi'.io'i and
Indicated that they woi W cu-ry
their fight to the senate floor.
Although the committee maJe
no decision as to the time for
bringing the resolution before the
senate for debate, Chairman Lo Ire
said he planned to call it up to
morrow. The vote on the measure was 9
to 2, all the republicans support
ing It and the two democrats pres
ent Pomerene, Ohio, and Plt'.
man, Nevada voted In ouposltlon.
The principal change -A-aa to am
plify the section to end the stete
of war with the Imperial Austrian
government, making It similar to
the prevision to end the status of
war with the German Imperial
Washington, AJril 25. Actlvl-
- . i flhl.ln.
ties Of lierman cnicu " "
ins paienis inrai
2 Insane Men
Victor Carlson, and Lawrence
Thibdeaux, Inmates of the state
hospital for tha insane, made their
escape from the asylnm Saturday
Carlson, who is a Swede, tl
years of age, ia thought to be
harmless. Thibdeaux is a negro.
government embodying many of! 1Tn
the nrinciples of American railway Tjl. eMiey
Portland, Or., April 25 Dr.
ri 1 1 Icrv an A other ordnance led
Secretary Weeks to ask congress
today for legislation limiting the
granting of patents to foreigners.
The war secretary sam ivi uru
Robert C. Yenney. former lieuten
ant colonel, who commanded base
m.-j .u.i.i hrrtntal 4 overseas, died here ud
ranee oaienis uau ' - ...
Sere by German cltisens since Ust denly last night of heart dtae-e.
V .I V.-a -ii ,n.f.rred to Fred- Base hospital 4 was composed of
erick Krupp, the great ordnance
manufacturer at Essen.
University ot Oregon doctors,
nnrses and enlisted personnel. The
national Elks order appropriated
A number ot wonniese -
been scattered over uaiias' xihimu.
r past week b, a pair f Dr. Jeoey Is survived by broth
ers allbeing drawn on the ers aad sisters who live at Walla
s city bank. I Walla, Waah.
government Is refraining from
making public today Its note to
the United States on reparations
In order to give President Harding,
it is explained, an opportunity to
consider and make Inquiries con
cerning it if he desires, before for
warding it to the allies.
The relchstag will not be given
the text ot the communication un
Foreign Minister Simons an
nounced today that be Would
merely present to the" relchstag
this afternoon "the status of Ger
many's foreign relations" not di
vulging the new counter proposals
Prompt Perusal Assured.
Washington, April 25. Presi
dent Harding and Secretary Hugh
es were expected to give Immedi
ate consideration to Germany's
counter proposals regarding repar
ations which were dispatched from
Berlin last night. The communica
tion, embodying them was forward
ed by Lorlng Dresel, American
commissioner at Berlin :.nd was
understood to be quite lengthy.
Any action the American gov
eminent may see fit to take in the
matter of transmitting the propos
als to the allied powers, It Is un
derstood, will be determined only
after conferences between Secre
tary Hughes and the allied diplo
matic representatives here.
Washington, April 25. An ar
bitrary limit of 4 gallons of beei
and three gallons of wine as the
maximum a physician may pro
scribe at any one time has been set
in new prohibition regulations
which await the approval ot David
H. Blair the newcomer ot internal
In making this announcement.
Prohibition Commissioner Kramer
said that while under Attorney
General Palmer's recent opinion
the amount of beer or wine pre
scribed by a physician over a given
period could not be limited it was
believed that the amount of indi
vidual prescriptions could be lim
ited to a reasonable maximum.
It would not be practicable, he
said, to require a patient for whom
two or three bottles ot beer a day
might be prescribed, to obtain a
prescription for each day.
Issuance of beer and wine regu
lation Mr. Kramer emphasised,
will depend entirely upon the de
cision ot the new internal revenue
The deepest ore mine In tha
world, 34 feet, is at Norro Vel
goods and participation in German
industries are offered as guaran
tees, it 1b stated.
Tbe offer, it Is indicated. In
clines more toward the terms for
mulated by the allies at the Paris
conference last winter than to
ward the offer made by Germany
at the London conference, which
the allies summarily rejected.
The allies, under the decision
reached at Paris in January, de
manded that Germany pay 226,
000,000,000 gold marks, or ap
proximately $56,600,000,000, tha
payments to be spread over a per
iod of 42 years. Germany's ex
ports, in addition, would bear an
export duty of 12 per cent.to go to
the allies for an Identical period.
Compromise Held liberal.
London, April 25. Official ad
vices from Berlin declare Germany
has offered a "liberal compromise"
between the allied reparation de
mands and tbe German counter
proposals of March.
The German government was to
submit the text of Its note to the
foreign relations committee of tha
relchstag today and later perhaps
demand a vote of confidence.
Discussing the situation editor
ially today, the Morning Post re
joiced in the failure of what It
called "Germany's intrigue te get
the United States committed to
its viewpoint on the Ruhr ques
tion." "President Harding-is too good
an American to embro'.l himself In
the European situation," the
Council to Meet.
Lympne, April 25. Final ar
rangements for the meeting of tha
supreme allied council to be held
next Saturday were made by Pre- '
mlers Lloyd-George ' and Briand
before they separated this morn
ing, following their conference
relative to German reparations. It
was Indicated the meeting would
be held in London.
Should the report ot the allied
commission which exercised con
trol over the plebiscite in Upper
Silesia, be received in time, the
future status of that district would
be before the supreme council.
Premier Briand left Lympne
during the forenoon, before leav
ing he expressed satisfaction over
his consultations with Mr. Lloyd
George. He expects to return to
England for the supreme council
Price of Crude
Oil Is Boosted
.Pittsburgh, Pa., April 25. Thai
price of Pennsylvania and other
grades of crude oil was advanced
from 10 to 25 cents a barrel, it wasj
announced here today.
The new prices are:
Pennsylvania crude $3 50, aqj
Increase ot 25 cents a barrel.
Cabell $2.16, an increase of 20
cents a barrel.
Somerset $1.95, an increase ot
20 cents a barrel.
Somerset light $2.20, an In
crease of 20 cents a ban el.
Ragland $1.25, an increase ot
ten cents a barrel.
French Prices Fall.
Paris, April 25 Steady declines
in the cost of living in France are
shown tn figures made public here
today. They were prepared by tha
French general statistical bureau.
A fall of 32 per cent from the max
imum in September, 1920, was re
corded In wholesale prices. Retail
pieed dropped only about IS per.