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1,10 U.094; 1920. 17,679
aHo Count, 1920. .7.177;
Polk county. 14.181
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OREGON: Tonight an Wedr
nesday generally fair) moderate
LOCAL: No rainfall; southerly
winds; olearj maximum 80, min
imum 42, aet 64; river 3 feet and
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Salem, Oregon, Tuesday, May 31, 1921
Price Three Cents J5Fii? ffffi
BOMB EXPLODES IN PLANE: 2 DEAD. 12 HURT
Already Sent Out
Washington, May 31. "Informal feelers" with respect to
already have been put out by the American government, it
XJUQ 3 lfmrriAH trra T in ViinrVi a rim in I ofr-o i-n nnortoro T'ho
purpose, it is understood, was to develop the attitude of Thomas
foreign governments on the question before any formal
negotiations are unaertajcen.
(Hi W a- -
gays Rail Rates To
n Cut to meei com
petition by Water
...w,... Mav 31. Trans-
yvaauiufcw. , ;
tontinenUl railroad treigm
I being altered to meet ocean
tompetition via the Panama canal,
Edward Chambers, vice-president
t the Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe declared today before the sen
,te committee investigating the
"We shall fix tne raies irum
San Francisco to New lorn 10
meet the water carriers," Mr.
Cumbers said, "and then modify
tie interior rates structure so that
Kansas City. Chicago and Cincin
nati for instance, will get the
aerate as that to New York and
producers in all points will be
nlir-wi on a competitive basis."
"What that means," said Chair
man Cummins, "will be that you
will then be carrying freight from
Chicago or KaKnsas City to New
York or vice versa, for nothing."
Senator Pomerene, democrat,
Ohio read into the records a series
ot rates, showing that Interior
cities pay greater freight rates on
I number of commodities than
coast cities pay ror longer hauls
on the same products.
Mr. Chambers discussed Panama
anal competition, declaring that
the water rates should hp reculat-
ed b the interstate commerce com
mls.inn nnH tliit T m ratM ahnulH
be high enough to allow the Pan- definite and uncertain" and the
ima canal to pay interest on the Anti-Saloon league lobby, "per
costs of construction. nicious." -
Attempt to Cut $1 5,000,000
From Navy Building Fund Fails
WaoViincrfnn Mav 31 An effVirr in rnf SI R nflfl 000 from
thof Via SQO Ann nnn nrnddod in rhp naval nnnrnnrifttinn hill
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for continuing the 1916 building program failed today in the
senate. The vote was 35 to 20, ten republicans and ten demo
crats voting to reduce the building fund and seven democrats
voting with the majority of the republicans to stand by the
Mail Privileges Restored
To Newspapers by Postoffice
WocV.iTion Mav 31. The Milwaukee Leader and New
York Call were restored today to the second class mailing
privilege, it was announced by the postoffice department.
Use of the mails were denied those two daily newspapers
by Former Postmaster General Burleson because of the
character of the matter appearing in their columns in rela
tion to American participation in the war.
Madison, Wis., May 31. Gov
ernor Blaine today vetoed the
Matheson prohibition enforcement
act, as in conflict with, the fed
eral Volstead act, terming it "in-
Plunge Into Cold
Water Is Fatal
To Boy's Rescuer
Alliance, Neb., May 31. John
V. Vance, 60, died suddenly yes
terday a few minutes after he
had jumped into a pool ot water
to save a 3 year old "boy from
Arrested When He
Attempted assault Is charged to
Thomas Johnson, 75, a laborer,
who was arrested this morning,
according to the police, whoa in
the act of placing bis hands on
an eight year old Salem gin.
Johnson was arraigned before
Judge Unruh in the justice court
and nleaded not guilty. He will
have his hearing this afternoon.
With the arrest of JohuBon,
Chief of Police Moffitt believes
he has a man for whom he has
sought for seveial days. A num
ber of persons are said to have
complained of a moral pervert
answering the description of John
son, who was taken into custody
by Chief Moffitt when he made
advances to the little girl.
Johnson said this afternoon he
is unmarried and came to Salem
several months ago from Walla
Walla, Wash. He is ot slight build
and is gray haired.
For three days Chief Moffitt
has made a steady search for a
man who was reported to be ap
proaching little girls with the
request that they accompany ,iim
to his room in
Pilot of Plane
Lost In Storm
Washington, May. 31. Lieut
enant Stanley Ames, pilot of the
army airplane that crashed near
Morgantown, Md., Saturday night
with a loss of seven lives, was ex
onerated of all blame for the ac
cident in the formal report of the
board ot investigation, submitted
today to Major M. F. Scanlon, the
commandant at Boiling field. The
accident, in the opinion of the
board of three army aviator offi
cers, was absolutely unavoidable
and was due entirely to the storm
into which the airplane ran while
returning from Langley field, Va.,
Injuries Perhaps Fatal To
2 Others; Proving Ground
At Aberdeen, Md., Is Scene
Center of Earliest
That the location of Salem was
practically determined by the
existence of Willamette univer
sity here in the early pioneer
days was the statement ot Jrs.
Eva Emery Dye of Oregon City,
writer and authority on Oregon
a lodging house 'spoke at the regular chapel serv-
,.t rV.mmnrial I 1 U7.ll., hall tnflftV Her
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and Ferrv streets. This morning . lecture concerned the connection
Moffitt saw Johnson making am between missionary kiuciuuh
way toward a house, near tne;&nd the education oi me wrai.
Break In Dike Floods 5000
Acres Near Woodland; Crops
nf..ji. . -. .
nuwuauu, wash., May., 31.
Flood waters of the Columbia river
which broke through 75 feet of
sii miles north of here last night,
were spreading today after having
flooded nearly five thousand acres
t0 a deDth (if pieht tn in. foe Nn
loss of life was suffered as warn-
' was given all residents of the
flooded area. Damage was ehief
lr to crops and was estimated at
from 300,000 to $500,000.
Town Not Endangered
it five o clock this morning the
wr oroke through a culvert on
the Northern Pacific railroad fill,
"using further spread of the
nvd. The culvert hart heen
blocked up with s-and bags against
'he rising waters during the
Neither the town of Woodland,
which Is on high ground, nor the
railroad track, appeared in any
ser from the water today.
L"P of wheat, oats and potatoes
ere destroyed and some cattle
Wern An .
The water was expected to
pread today over additional land
All Fight Banned
Cambridge, Mass., May 31.
Harvard heads have put the ban
on the annual tree-tor-all tignt
between the seniors and freshmen
on the steps of Widener Library,
and on the equally celebrated sen
ior pionic down the harbor.
This action was taken because a
vcr sve-o blood-curdling motion
and came to the notice of some of
pictures of the fray were obtained
the university deans.
Chicago, May 31. Wheat for
made a sensational
upward swing in price today as a
high school he followed and made
'They framed on me," Johnson
said this morning. He admitted
that he had taken hold of the lit
tle girl, but insisted that he had
no evil intent.
Johnson says he has been about
Salem all winter, working when
ever the opportunity appeared.
When arrested, he had more than
$120 on his person.
BryantoVote c ,
In Florida Is "
." loaay over additional land ! upwaru ., -
south of this town at the' result demand from shorts w
of the water outside the T"" L, J1jE
-- vaiei ouisiae me
weak still i3 several feet above
Wameil in Tim.
warning was given aH persons
-anger zone in time for
ia in .L. . i . . .
i suoniy alter me
about : o'clock last night
about loou men hurried tc
..u.ug area to render any
r- aw. Hundreds of head of
Wock were rounded up and
the land upon which
, w. . "preaaing. adoui
iTTT ueaa ot cattle still were
today0 frm ,he noodcd dis
Grant Burke, nnn nf i. a
Woneer farmer of Kalama
had a narrow es-
T "TOn wing carried away by
.. "aier when a mtmn 1
"brok ashed away M tne
iTBnrke- wUh his father
lll0, Burte of Oregon City,
eepecting the dike when the
e and was in the pump
JT "trict No. 5, In which
j"aters are spreading, in-
uu to 7000 acres.
.v. k.(r. fnlfllltnr contracts.
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Little was for sale and the marke
ran up U ' IU ' . .
compared with Saturday s finish.
i Mav delivery of
r. x( t'i v i ii 1 1 - .
wheat prices although firm, kept
within moderate limus.
ceipts of all kinds of grain here
today operated as a counterbalance
against the bullish effect of the
unusual upturn in the price of
Mav wheat. About 2,400 carloads
of grain arrived, i -.eluding 4o0
cars of wheat.
New York, May 31. William Meeting
Jennings Bryan will vole in rioi
it, tho future. While here to
day he announced that his actual
residence in that state woum De
come his legal residence. He was
influenced in making the change,
he said, by the state of Mrs.
Bryan's health, and in his new
home expected to concern himself
as much as ever with public af
fairs Tie said:
"Mrs Brvan's health is such
that it is necessary for us to live
in the south, and having lived in
Miami for eight years, we have
chosen that city for our parman
i ent home. For some time I have
I been, politically speaking, in a
i .., nf snsDended animation, liv
ing in Florida but voting in Neb
raska. Being as much interested
oa ever in the problems of govern
ment and desiring to make my re
maining vears as valuable to my
country as possible, I have decided
to transfer my citizenship to Flo
rida, and thus make my actual
residence my legal residence also."
Here as elsewhere In the Unlt-
H states, the speaker said, the
first educational institutions were
started by missionaries. The old
er schools of Oregon were denom
inational schools, and they led
In education and set the stand
nf education in the west.
American educational Ideals have
been set largely by the early de
nominational schools that were
organised by the missionaries,
Mrs. Dye emphasized.
The spirit displayed by the
early pioneers In the organization
of their schools, and the hard
ships that they withstood In .heir
attempts, are true expressions of
the Anglo-Saon race, she con
In speaking about local history
.nd rtevelnnment she cited ine
rase of Portland and its remark
able growth. While Oregon City
was then the biggest settlement
it was impossible for the ships to
reach the falls, and the fact that
t. ,i.,,wi wan tn nutstrio It was
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onlv because of her advantage '
Since her arrival In Salem Mrs.
Dye has lectured before two of
a fn- the historv classes ai ine univer-
Salem public schools which calls ,slty on the gathering and assernb
for $125,000 on which to operatejllng of data for historical wrlt
the educational institutions for.lng.
the coming year and which would!
In Paper Mill
Madison, Wis., May 31. Re
quest was made of Governor
niaitiA tndav bv the Bherlff of
Brown county for Immediate dis
patch of troops to Green Bay to
an.ii disturbances which are Bald
to have grown out of a strike In
three paper mills them.
Governor Blaine Bald he woufll
get In touch with Brown county
officials at once and determine It
state action is necessary.
Green Bay, Wis., May 1. All
officials, office employee and
strike breakers employed at tne
Nnrthern Paoer Mills were turn
ed away this morning when they
,irht tn e-ain entrance to tne
mill, by more than 1000 strikers
doing picket duty at the mill, ac
cording to Loiais Allard, local prea
Ident of the paper makers union.
Earlier two men said to be strik
ers were slashed in an affray
with four men declared to be
Car 50 Feet;
Two Women and Girl
of 5 Years Escape
Death In Crash On
Fifty-Pound Bomb Drops From Hanger On
Big Bomber Being Turned Around and
Bursts In Midst of Workers; Both Eyes of
Officer Are Blown Out Says Report
Baltimore, May 31. Two soldiers were killed and twelve,
including three officers were injured, two perhaps fatally
by the explosion of a bomb at the army proving grounds at
Aberdeen, Md., today according to a Dnei oiucim omu-ci....
issued by order- of the commanding officer, late this
Is Held By
Committee of Ten;
Approval Is Given i
Ten Mill Levy
Labor Board Com
pletes Work and Will
Chicago, May SI. The United
States Railroad Labor Board today
completed work on the decision
which It will hand down tomorrow
cutting the wages of employes of
104 railroad. Eventually the new
rates to be established will apply
to every road In the country.
Advance estimate of the slash
to be ordered by the board place
the figure somewhere between ten
and fifteen per cent, with the
general belief that It will be near
er the lower figure than the high
A ten oer cent cut would sub
tract some $300,000,000 from the
nation's railway wage bill.
Tomorrow's decision will he ef
fee live July 1, ust fourteen
months after the $600,000,000 In
crease of last year look effect.
Serve 10 Years
Body of Young
Boy Is Found
necessitate a levy of 1 mills in
excess of the six per cent tax limi
tation law, was this morning for
mally approved by the budget com
mittee composed of members of
the school board and fire Salem
Members of the committee are
H. O. Whiee, Paul Wallace, Dr.
H. H. dinger, W. C! Wtnslow, G.
E. Halvorsen T. M. Hicks, Otto
Hartman, U. G. Shipley, Paul
Hauser and O. E. Price.
In submitting the budget, which
will be adopted or cut down, ac
cording to. the vote of the people
on June 20 the budget committee
save out the following statement
"T-ast vear the levy was 13.3
mills. This budget will only re
quire a 10 mill levy. This Is the
lowest school levy In Oregon In a
district or ine ursi ciass rn.ua ia - .!,..
necessary In order to retain man- ed bv omer cormuuu.n
'"alalTing and domestic aclene. the labor emeot jvas an Impo
tan i laciui. ivc6aiu.B
teles, should he be elected
Containing the signatures of
250 citizens ot Salem, J. L. Simer
al president of the Central Ubor
council has filed his petition with.
the school clerk as a candidate for
one of the two vacancies of tha
Salem school board.
Mr. Simeral stated this morn
ing that he felt that the interestt
,hirh he renresents as president
of the Central Labor Council were
entitled to representation on the
school board of the city and that
almilar policies were being adopt
The body of an unidentified
boy has been found on the banks
of the Santiam riveT about one
and one-balf miles from Stayton,
.. , investieation is being con-
. .j . i- k fnrnnpr Riedon.
. i Mav 31 Mrs. auciea iuuj -j -
Los Angeles. May 31; , ; AccordmK to the report received
nf Clarence Hogan. salesmen -,.Iy Between i e - -
Simeral, stated that he had made
no definite pledges as yet.
Oakland. Cal . at Pasadena ia.
New Years eve, was sentenced to
, term of from one to ten years
imprisonment In San Quentln pen
itentiary in the Los Angeles sup-
4. eleven mil inn, nri
j"" fourths ot a mile Inland ! erior cowrt today.
aaaks ot the Columbia
first r s
t wnnld take twenty and one
rn i. nan h.if dollar bills to weigh prac-
Population of 4,000.o00 Oeally the same as a silver dollar
and had been dead at least two
Nothing definite has been decid
ed regarding the identification
but it is thought that the body
U possibly one of the two lads
that recently escaped from the
feeble minded school here.
In the junior high schools-, the
school librarian, school nurse and
doctor, and to take care of the
natural increase In next year's attendance.
"The amount wnlcb could . f
raised without exceeding the six kiwf f CVfC9X
n-r cent 'limitation law would be 1 U Ol VVIIVV1 t.
$107,000. The amount raised by
direct tax on thU budget it $1JS,
000. The difference Is practical
ly what the voters gave the teach-
re two wears ago to the nature
nf a bonus which has been retain
er! in the salary schedule. Even
this dves Salem a lower salary
schedule than snot other
,iui districts in Oregon."
The $187,000 which the board
i. sunn red. regardless of the elec
tion In June, Is raised by an 8
mill tax levy.
The first band concert of the
aeries to be given throughout the
summer, will be given tonight In
Wlllson Park, according to an
nouncement made this morning by
nvir Rteelhammer, leader of the
1.-.. 1 The funds for these con
certs are provided for through
funds appropriated by city couu-eiL
Mrs. S. E. Drew, of Silver Lake,
Wash., her mother Mrs. E. L.
Drew, of Castle Rock, Wash, and
her daughter, Dorothy, five years
old narrowly escaped death yes
terday afternoon when the auto
mobile in which they were riding
was struck by a freight train at
m.r nf CaDltol anu union
streets. None of three was Injur
ed. Their automobile, in which
they were dragged for a atsiance
of 50 feet, was badly aamageu.
Mrs. Drew was driving north of
Capitol street and failed to hear
. l. .i.ii.i' train. As she
int. i'i 1 "
neared the track and saw the loco
motive she essayed to turn Bnarpiy
but the attempt proved unsucceiw
fi Tm wheels torn from, the
automobile and the tonneau was
Another accident yesterday In
which a woman driver figured oc-
a nr, ih. Turner road. An
automobile piloted by Mrs. F. Hal
, nf Ahnrdeen. Wash., was
struck by a machine driven by
vi, .,,r TaereKsell. according to the
police report. Slight damage re
Mrs. Haiberman tola ouicern
the accident occurred when Mr.
Taggessell essayed to turn his car
about in the road.
"Rnnk Store Host
To Business Men
Business men of Salem are en
titled to tickets t the Liberty
theatre either tomorrow or Thurs
m .1.1,1 am ihj rnmnliments of
U4J Ul "
h'. Commercial Book store.
Tickets have been passed out over
the city In the business section,
md all business men who have not
received two tickets, the regular
allotment, are asked by those in
charge of the entertainment to
call at the store and get tnem.
On Wednesday the theatre win
show "The Green Cabinet ana
uii.ir HentT". the oleture that
has been running for several days.
On Thursday the bill Is scneauiea:
Notorious Miss Lisle" and "Blue
The following list of casualties
was Included in the statement:
The dead. Privates A. W. Sher
man and E. H. Grimmer, both of .
the Fourteenth bombing squadron
Probably fatally Injured: Cap
tain Joseph E. Hall air service;
Private Samuel Welnstock, 34th
Those injured less seriously:
First Lieutenant Charles C. Ella
son, air service of Hagerstown,
Md., First Lieutenant L. R. C.
Reeoe; Corporal R. F. Cohle, 34th
ordnatve company; Private F. C.
Naabe, 47th ordnance company;
Private L. F. Hite, Fourteenth
bombing squadron; Private L. J.
Bigelow, S4th ordnance company;
Private E. W. Hall, Fourteenth
bombing squadron; Private . J.
O'Neil, 34th ardnance company;
Private M. D. Blevins, Fourteenth
bombing squadron, Robert M. Herr
Haltlmore. a civilian emnluye.
Unofficial advices said that Cap
tain Hall had buth eyes blown out
and that Mr. Herr had his left
leg blown off.
The official report stated that
three bombs weighing 100 pounds
each and one weighing fifty
pounds had been loaded upon an
airplane for tests. As the plane
was about to start its flight Is
was decided to turn it around and
all the injured and dead were
about the big plane helping In the
As the plane turned the fifty
pound bomb rolled off and an In
stant later It was struck by the
rudder of the machine as It swung
around. ThU caused the ex
plosion in the very midst of the
men about the machine.
Cj. J I- n
Trial loday Debate Bobs Up
naas 1 ,1 1 v . wo., may o i . i
In Road Fight
Kan Cltv. Mo.. May 31. The
defense developed an alibi today
in the trial of Densel Chester,
accused of the murder ol Miss
Florence Barton near here the
nlrht of October 2 last, with testi
mony that Chester was seen on
a downtown street corner at about
the time the state alleges Miss
Barton was fatally wounded.
William Neville, who testified
he waaan automobile mechanic at
the municipal garage and a friend
ot the defendant, said he saw
Chester on Grand avenue at 18th
street at about two minutes be
fore midnight, October Jnd.
Kansas City, Mo.. May It,
Densel Chester, charged with the
murder of Miss Florence Barton,
who was shot to death, supposedly
by a highwayman the night of
October 1 rest, while motoring
near the city with Howard Winter
ber fiance, came Into court today
prepared to testify in his own be
half at his trial which has been
In progress the last week.
The first lodge of Odd Fellows
In the 11. S. was established at
Baltimore, Md., In 1819, to work
according tc the "Manchester
Washington, May 31. The
Issue of the rights ot the states
as opposed to those of the federal
government Is threatening to be
come the subject of debate in con
gress on the subject of highways.
The Issue thus far has reached
the stage of discussion only In the
senate postoffices and post roads
committee at hearing soon to be
completed on the Townsend bill
to establish an interstate high
way system and to create a federal
highway commission. Members
of the committee from the south
ern states have indicated, however
that the question uf authority as
between the states and the federal
government will be raised when
the Townsend bill reaches thut
Provisions ot the Townsend bill
give the proposed highway com
mission of five members authority
to pass finally on the roads to be
constructed with the $100,000,000
federal aid appropriation.
Of the 75.862 American sol
diers dead overseas only 1240 re
Shopmen Laid Off
Topeka Kan., May Ap
proximately 60 men will be laid
oft at the Santa Fe shops tn Top
bm .nd a eorresnondtng reduction
in forces will be made at various
other points, A. O. Wells, of Chic
ago, vice-president of the road, an
nounced here today.
Attacked; 4 Dead,
nwr TnOonH Mav 31 Fnur aokiiers were killed, two
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mortally and twelve slightly wounded when they were at-
. . . ... av si M . HT 4. 1 ft
tacked this morning while marcfting from tne xougnai amr
racka to the rifle rang.
Near the golf links the road had been mined and an intense
fire was opened on the soldiers. Bombs also were uad. Tha
uninjured soldiers replied to the fire of the attacking party.
A curate who was driving to celebrate fass got into the Mne
of fire and was wounded. His driver was killed.