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About Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980 | View Entire Issue (June 4, 1921)
Average for J 920, 5250
population of SaUm 1900, 4258:'
1910, 14,094; 1920, 17,679
Jfarion County 1920, 47,177;
Polk county, 14,181
Member of Audit Bureau of Circu
lation. Associated Press Full
third Year No. 134
OREGON: Tonight and Sunday
fair, moderate westerly winds.
LOCAL: No rainfall; southerly
winds; part cloudy; maximum 80,
minimum 56, set 60; river 3 leet
Salem, Oregon, Saturday, June 4, 1921
Price Three Cents
WE HUNDRED PERISH
Cloudburst Damage In Eastern Colorado Is Estimated at Ten Millions
Grand Jury Exonerates Peace Off icers of County
I an mi
Laws Enforced to Ex
tent of Ability Re
ntal Says; More
Biting charges that county and
city officers are "impotent" and
"doing nothing" which were voci
ferously preferred by county Judge
W. M. Bushey in a communica
tion recently addressed to the mor
ning paper, were rather forcefully
knocked Into the proverbial cocked
kit this morning when the Marion
county grand jury, reporting an
I probe Instigated by Judge Geor
ge C. Bingham, declared that "the
prohibition law is being enforced
ij the peace officers in as effi
cient a manner as the means tit
their command will permit."
In his exhaustive treatise on
the subject of prohibition and his
attack on the peace officers of the
county, Judge Bushey declared
that the peace officers has "surely
pleased the bootleggers and their
customers exceedingly wll." The
grand Jury, investigating thoroug
ly, seemed to have found the facts
to be different. Its report says in
"We examined and inquired in
.to conditions with respect to the
enforcement nf the prohibition law
and from our examinations and
inquisition we find that the prohi
bition law is being enforced by
lie peace officers of the county
in as an efficient manner as the
means at their disposal will per
mit, but owing to the small num
ber of officers available for the
Purpose, the prohibition law is not
being enforced to the degree oi
ffectiveness that it should.
"We therefore, recommnd that
Proper authority Immediately sec
Me the services of two additional
Wty sheriffs to be deleeated
oWy to the enforcement of the
Flood Damage Summarized
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Denver, Colo., June 4. Reports
to the Associated Press at Denver
indicate the following conditions
at outlying towns:
At Lafayette Entire town un
der two feet of water; many resi
dences and business building ruin
ed; damage heavy; communication
At longmont Three feet of
wafer in Main street; communica
tion cut off; breaking of irrigation
ditches principal cause.
At Berthoud Crops damaged
and business section inundated.
At Loveland Two reservoirs,
the South Side and the Ryan
Ryan Gulth, broke this morning.
The Hillsboro dam, five miles east
also broke, the concrete headgates
being washed entirely away. Ten
thousand acres of farm land near
Johnstown are inundated. Dam
age will run into hundreds of
thousands of dollars. Colorado
and Southern railroad tracks
At MBarshall Big Marshall
dam still holding but all residents
in the valley have been ordered to
seek places of safety.
At Superior Colorado and
Southern tracks washed out; citi
zens fled to safety by means of
At Greeley All eastbound
trains on Chicago, Burlington and
Qnincy railroad detoured on ac
count of floods.
At Frederick Town under
three feet of water.
' At Dacona Railroad bridge
At Boulder Interurban car
service to Denver paralyzed. Im
possible to run cars for five or six
days according to C. W. Richards,
general agent for the interunrban
system in Denver.
At Erie, Colo. Thirty houses
washed away. Citizens were given
warning of impending rush of
water but declined to leave. Brid
ges approaching town washed out
and railroad tracks in vicinity des
troyed. At Estes Park. Three major
bridges over Big Thompson river
swept away. Automobile high
way partially ruined.
At Sterling Four drowned and
damage running over $1,000,000.
Floods receding in the district.
At Broomfield Motorists en
route from Denver to oBulder
caught in flood waters and are
camping in machines, over four
hundred In number. Food sup
plies nearly exhausted and no
more can be obtained because of
the barrier of water which rushed
At Frederick Two mines flood
ed. Camp swept by water. Resi
dence fleeing to high ground.
At Loveland. George Arndt,
60 years old, escaped from his
own home when the flood ap
proached. He went to the home
of a friend for safety. As he en
tered he dropped dead from excite
ment. Water soon surrounded
the friend's home and Arndt's
body could not be taken out.
At Denver City ditch rising
from heavy rains of last night.
Platte river in Globeville, a sub
urb, over its banks. Residenas
along the bank of the stream were
obliged to throw up levees and
barricades to prevent flooding of
homes. Cherry creek, Denver
high but within its banks. Robert
Keith, lineman for Denver Gas
and Electric Light company killed
when he came in contact with live
wire in repairing storm damage.
Awards for Over
$300,000 Are Out
Award of highway contracts in
Polk county aggregating more
than $300,000 was announced by
the state highway department
here today.. These awards which
are based on bids received by the
commission at its mealing in
Portland May 27 include the com
pletion of the Salem-Dallas high
way which Involves paving of the
road from Brunk's corner to the
Dallas city limits and, the grad
ing of the last remaining gap in
the West Side highway.
The awards as announced fol
low: West Side highway, Holmes
Gap-Rlckreall section, grading.
H. J. Hildeburn, Roseburg, $15,-
o n 9 t c
isterdav at Corvallis the Wil
PMN university tennis team
!ed in waimng away with
P biggest end of the honors in
j of contest between the
and the local men. Moth
's Particularly- snort .r.ii
rred in the .ini v.... Monmouth-Lucklamute
ran for three nets two !8ectlon' jading. W. I. Trent. Mc
f'ni dense contest... until W'il-!MlnnvlIIe' 40'72-
Han. . . I
- aucceeded in capturing
JWU of the afternoon were:
f Willameae defeated
j'0.A.C, 6-0. fi-4; Marak
Vi, ' A- C- aeftated Money of
-3; doubles in
Luckiamute River-Suver section
grading. H. J. Hildeburn, Rose
Salem-Dallas highway, Brunks
corner to Dallas city limits sec
tion. V. R. 'Dennis Construction
company, McMinnville, on bitum
inous pavement, $244,082.50.
Section within city limits of
Dallas referred to Polk county au
thorities for award.
Hard Court Title
St. Cloud, June 4. William T.
Tilden of Philadelphia, the world's
grass court tennis. champion, won
the world's hard court tennis sin
gles championship here today, de
feating Washer of Belgium in the
finals in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
J men were scheduled for a
j""Bugene today with rep
UuTi of the university, but
tnvWt8U wer cancelled, due
some of the Ore-
pth Penalty at
Inland. June 4.
fkZ. T- ntenced to death
1"" Brtial for improperly
at k 7. " having taken
attack upon Dolire at
"tented bv a firinr
Voting Places In Salem
No. 1 United Brethern Churchcorner 17th street and Nebraska
Christian Church, Court and
No. 2 First floor of Bungalow
No. 3 Cameron's Paint Shop, 21st street between Chemeketa
and Center streets.
No. 4 Swedish Tabernacle, corner Mill and 15th streets.
No. 5 Richmond School.
Salem No. 6 Yew Park School."
No. 7 Highland School.
No. 8 Jason Lee Church, corner Jefferson and W inter streets.
No. 9 Baptist Church, corner D and Cottages streets."
No. 10 Garfield School.
No. 11 County Court House in Salem. . . ..
No 12 Real Pruner Factory, corner Trade and Wl.ter street.
No. J 3 E. Sherwood's residence, 787 Cross et
No. 14 Kurtz's Fruit Dryer, North Commercial street
No. 15 Huns Cannery, on Division street
No. 16 City Hall in Salem.
HZZ t r Wa-tiagtoa d -aa-UI St.
Salem Grocer Charged
With Getting Money
by False Tretenses;
3 Returns Secret
On the charge of obtaining
money under false pretenses, in
diciinent was brough against C.
Burton Durdall, former proprietor
Qf the Farmers' Cash grocery store
by the March grand jury which re
ported to Judge Percy R. Kelly
The indictment states that on
February 23, Durdall in order to
obtain a loan of $1500 represent
ed to the United States National
Bank of Salem that he was a uian
of wealth and that he owned prop
erty In Lincoln county to the
amount of $22,000 and that his
assets over and above his total
liabilities were $23,000. It further
states that his property was wjorth
only about $6000.
Testimony in the case was give
by D. W. Eyre, president of the
United States National bank. T.
W. Chambers, Mrs. Hallie Perrish
Hinges and Mrs. C. Burton Dur
dall. Following the failure ot his
business, some weeks ago Durdall
left the city in an automobile
with his wife, but as apprehen
Busher were also indicted by the
ded in southern Oregon ana
trough back here for trial,
jury on the charge of stealing 320
pounds of Clover seed from Wil
liam Mumpers. The cases of E.
R. Chaffer and John Newton as
also the case of Andrew Mace
were dismissed as not being true
Four secret indictments were
also reported by the jury this morn
Run 220 Yards
In 20 Seconds
New York, June 4. Sprinter
Charley Paddock could run 220
yards in twenty seconds if he
trained exclusively for the dis
tance, in the opinion of Boyd
Comstock former trainer of the
Uc'versity of Southern California.
Comstock who Is here on a busi
ness trip, said today that he con
sidered Paddock one of the great
est sprinters in this country.
Is Belief; Lawyers
Say Special Levy To
Be On Ballot
If the school board of the Sa
lem district has complied with the
budget law as enacted by the last
legislature It may proceed with
the election to vote its special tax
levy on the date of the annual
meeting on June 20 regardless of
any "forms" to be issued by- the
state superintendent's office which
are merely incidental and serve
primarily as guides to a correct
compliance with the law.
This is the gist of the best legal
opinion of the city as expressed
today incident to viae question
which has arisen over the opinion
written by Attorney General Van
Winkle for J. A. Churchill, state
superintendent of public instruc
The attorney general today ref
used to discuss the matter further,
other than to declare very em
phatically that he had not pass
ed on the question of "forms" in
his opinion to the state superin
tendent. This opinion he pointed
ouj. merely covered certain ques
tions asked of him by the super
intendent one of which was as to
whether or not the new budged
law applied to district of the first
class to which he had replied in
Superintendent Churbill who
yesterday stated that the forms
required by the new budget law
were now in the hands of the
printer today explained that these
forms were merely incidentaly if
all of the provisions of the law
had been complied with otherwise.
Receding Waters Reveal
Extent of Destruction In
Neighborhood of Pueblo
Hundreds Caught In Onrushing Wall of Water Unable to Escape Be
cause of Short Warning; Property Loss Expected to Exceed Ten
Millions; Pueblo Business Houses Flooded to Depth of Six Feet
and All Wire Communication With Outside Cut Off
Pueblo, Colo., June 4. Estimates at 3:15 o'clock of the dead in the flood here indicated
that the number would not exceed five hundred and might be lower. The property loss
stiM was set at above $10,000,000. Receding Waters disclosed the fact that many persons
believed to have perished had escaped.
Pueblo, Colo., June 4. The loss of life from the great flood which came rushing upon
the city of Pueblo from the overflowing of the Arkansas and Fount unie rivers last night, at
1 :45 o'clock this afternoon was variously estimated between 1,500 and 3,000 persons. The
property loss will exceed $10,000,000 according to estimate made at this hour.
At 4 o'clock this morning the Fountaine river had washed out all the bridges, uprooted
the tracks, railroad and trolley, had made wire communication out of Pueblo impossible.
When the flood began to recede today the great damage was disclosed.
Hundreds of families lost everything they had in their escape from the onrushing
Identification of the dead is a slow process just now.
Water to a depth of six feet flooded practically all of the important business and
financial houses of the city.
At 1 :30 o clock this afternoon the Hood waters were reced
ing fast on Main street.
One grain house here reports a loss of $20,000. The
Armour Packing company's local plant was practically
All of the fires that were burning at daylight have been
The loss of life was due to the fact htat the people did not
Signals were set out at o'clock last night but due to the
fact that the waters came up with such suddenness, it was
imposssible for hundreds to escape.
The flooding of the Fountain river early this morning
made the situation worse as it is supposed to have caused a
still greater loss of life.
Suggestions have come from prominent citizens that the
immediate need of Pueblo are tents, fresh water, food,
bedding and milk for the Babies.
the $23,000 school bond is
sue were brought against those
Kansas City, Mo., June 4
Deneel Chester was acquitted by
a jury here this afternoon of the
murder of Miss Florence Barton.
8he jury was out only twenty
minutes. m i
Judge Latshaw had gone out to
lunch and it took a few minutes
to locate him, when the verdict
was reached. Chester was brought
into the court room and entered
leaning on a cane.
When the verdict had been
icou, punier, SUJlling DrOadlV, I
Willi.,.,! n- ltv nrA- I. 1- . t
. . . auu Bowi nanus
JU" aUU Smiled hiS' ;,,.. f irA whn nnnnee ,h
thanks. .. . . . . . ...
division ui uie kuwi uiBinci
when the matter came up before
the county school boundary board
yesterday in the county court.
Tae board failed to render a
decision yesterday because of a
point ot law, for it was fourd
that some of the citizens who had
signed the petition for the divis
ion of the district had also sign
ed the remonstrance. The oplnton
Tulsa, Okla, June 4. Thirty of the attorney general in this
white men have been arrested i case is, however, that only, the
and are being held in the city hall name on the remonstrance is ral-
for investigation as vandal sua- id. Sixty one people signed the
pects in connection with the petition and 13S the remon-
race riots here. Police Chief Gns- stranoe.
tar son announced this after-) The question oX the Silvtrtoo
noon. Another white man arrest- ' "--ns Valley change ot
ed by state guardsmea oa a cam- Boundary was aot allowed,
plaint of inciting riot is also be- petitions of districts 76.
ing held. n similar oae from dte-
tricta and 18 asking that the
Fishermen at the mouth of allowed to vote oa the
Denver, Colo., June 4. At one
o'clock this afternoon a telegraph
operator at Mineral, Colo, a sub
urb of Pueblo reported to the
Western Union offices here that
loss of life in the flood at Pueblo
had been heavy.
He reports bodies being trans
ported in wagons through the
streets to the morgues.
Mineral is one mile fro m the
business section of the city.
The Western Union has opened
an office there to handle its bus
iness from the stricken city.
The operator said estimates of
the dead ranged from several uan
dred persons to one thousand.
"We need tents, food anu .a
ter quick," he told the Western
Union officials on the Denver end
of the wire.
Denver, Colo, June 4. Colonel
Patrick H. Hamrock, in command
of the Colorado state rangers, re
ceived a message from Pueblo
this morning urging him to send
every man available to Pueblo to
iit in the rescue work.
The telegram from the com- j southeastern Wyoming bt it had
ma ne officers at Pueblo read: ceaseo in omer pans oi me area.
Denver. June 4
state rangers, under command of
Colonel Pat Hamrock, have taken
charge In Pueblo to prevent loot
ing and to establish as soon as
possible temporary shelters for
the hundreds of homeless people.
The greatest suffering is reported
from the Grove district, in Pueblo,
a section inhabited mostly by for
eigners and steel mill workers.
Wire communication with
Pueblo te being re-establishea
slowly. Thus far the telegraph
and press wire service has been
irregular and most of the traffic
over the big commercial company
lines has consisted of state official
business. Denver officials pre
dict, however, a service close to
normal within 48 hours.
Bain Still Falling
Rain was still falling this
morning in northern Colorado and
The train will leave here In a
few hours and will proceed as
near to Pueblo as possible. Motor
trucks then wIU be used to trans
port the relief supplies into
Pueblo. A force of rangers will
go along to prepare the roads for
the motor transport.
DAMAGE ESTIMATES GROW
HOURLY WITH NEW REPORTS
Denver, Colo., June 4. From
all over that part of Colrado lying
east of the Rocky mountains, but
with the heaviest damage and
probable loss of life reported from
Pueblo where several fires still
were reported burning late last
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Conditions here very bad. Res
cue work goiug on. Send every
Charges of fraud in the voting mn you can Hundreds in dang
For Tulsa Riot
reported at 2.92 inches.
Tonight winds up the campaign I Denver and Rio Grande train
of the American Legion post of j number 3 turned over while
Salem conducted for the passage standing still a few miles outside
of the soldiers loan measure to be of Pueblo, according to a report to
voted on Monday by the voters of the railroad offices here. The ac-
Following the big banquet at
the armory scheduled for six
o'clock tonight, the M. O. K. K.
parade will start at seven accord
ing to the plans, featuring a drill
nn Pfitirt street hv the rtrill team
The precipitation at Pueblo was. tha' AbJM,w.Atel temple ot
After what Is characterized as the
heaviest June rain in this city In
20 years last night Denver today
is going about its business under
murky skies. Weather forecasts
indicate continued showers for
Denver and the eastern slope of
Colorado while unsettled condi
tions are predicted for the west
Sunday speakers on the measure
will be heard In each of the 25
churches of the city. Men who
do not belong to the organisation
have gladly volunteered their ser
vices in this cans.
An open air mass meeting will
be held this evening at the corner
of State and Liberty streets at
eight o'clock aad will be prat sad
ed by a parade aad concert by the
Liberty band of 25 pieces.
This afteraoon was devoted to
general street speaking by me who
have studied the measure.
cident was caused by the under
mining of the roadbed by the
flood. The cars went over slowly
and passengers are all believed to
have escaped, without severe In
Jury. Relief Work Rnthed
Denver, Colorado, June 4. The
state 01 Colorado this afternoon
was hurrying preparations to re
lieve the stricken populace of north to Court
Pueblo. Golonel Patrick J. Ham-'south to. State,
Portland which will represent the
state temple in Atlanta next aug
ust in the national gathering at
the Imperial Palace there.
With the drill team there comes
from Portland the temple's band
which is said to be one of the
best in the state. The tyros, num
bering approximately 5G, will be
lined up for the fun before re
turning to the armory for busi
ness. The parade has been announc
ed to proceed as follows: West
from the armory to Commercial,
east to High,
west to Commer-
roek, in command of the state rial and back to the armory. A
rangers, has chartered a train to street concert will be given by
carry teats, water and food to the band before returning for the
the suffering city. initiation services.