Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, June 30, 1922, Image 1

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OREGON: Tonight and Saturday
fair; moderate westerly winds.
Local: No rainfall; northerly winds;
clear; maximum 8; minimum 6?;
river .6 feet and falling.
jfire service. - ..
HA. . i j i . OiVS REFJSE
i r spaa m
'Union Leaders D
i - ,
m flout
lefusal To Attend Con
ference As Ordered Re
cults In Issuance of
Washington, June 30. De
lation was made in force-
ible language at the White
house today that the railroad
labor board has the full and
omplete backing of the gov
mment. The White House statement
as phrased in the words
that the board is the govern
uent when it peaks."
Chicago, June 24. B. M. Jew
ell, head of the six snop cratts
inion was today subpoenaed. Dy
the United States ' railway labor
loard to appear before the board
lor official investigation into tne
threatened railroad strike of 400
300 shopmen.
Chicago, June 0. Leaders of
the railroad shopmen, whose mem
nnra are on the verge of a nation-
ride strike, today flouted the au
Shortly of the United States rail-
h-nad labor board In a refusal to
,-ith railroad executives.
The board exercised its legal
right and ordered two of the lead-
;rs subpoenaed: B. M. Jewell, head
)f the six shop eraft unions, and
ITlmothy Tealey, head of the sta-
Itionary firemen and oilers.
(The order to produce the two
leaders was issued after the board
Iliad convened its hearings and had
ireceived a long statement from
jJewell denying the" board'! right
fto compel him to be present. Only
; three of the ten union leaders
fs-umomned had responded, but all
the railroad were represented.
With the odds a thousand to
one. Frank Bligh, manager of tne
Bligh theater, has won a $50 prize
from the Universal Film Manufac
turing company of New York, for
one ol the most unique and effec
tive publicity moves for the ex
ploitation 'of "The Adventures of
Robinson Crusoe," a serial in 18
episodes which, through an ar
rangement made with Mr. Bligh,
The Capital Journal has presented
to Sal 9m youngsters at weekly
Publicity offered the picture by
The Journal, in its announcement
of matinees, was held to be ot
treat benefit by Carl Laemmle
president of the Universal com
pany, from whom Mr. Bligh today
received a personal letter of con-
Mr. Bligh, according to Mr.
Laemmle, now has an excellent
chance of winning a capital prize
" 1450 also offered by the com
Twenty-tive dollars reward for
Information leading to the arrest
and conviction of the thief or
thieves who last night stripped a
geranium bed at the Btate fair
grounds was today offered by J
W. Maruny, florist, who is improv
ing the fair grounds under con
tract. Flowers valued at $8.50
were stolen last evening he said.
After the fair, Mr. Maruny said,
the public will be welcome to the
flowers but at the present time
damage caused by flower thefts la
virtually Irreparable.
Matinee Tomorrow,
Seventh Episode of
Journal Film Good
will admit any child of 12 years or under to the Special
Showing Harry J j i in his greatest production
"The Advei
SATUJ 7, JULY 1, 10 A. M.
That the seventh
v de of
wn for
the Bligh
The Adventures
Crusoe," which will 1
Salem youngsters at
theater tomorrow morning under
the auspices of the Capital Jour
nal, Is a real thriller and that It
has kept audiences in various
cities of the country in suspense
throughout its entire showing,
was the word received today by
Frank Bligh, manager of the
The Journal coupon, hereon at
tached, together with live cents,
will admit any youngster under
Declaring that "eight cents is
too much for a five cent ride,"
the Housewives council of Port
land today filed with the public
service commission a demand for
a downward revision in street,
car fares charged by the Portland
Railway, Light and Power com
pany. Te demand is presented in the
shape of a formal complaint
against existing rates in the city
of Portland nd Is signed by Jose
phine Othus as president and Rose
S Young, secretary, of the coun
cil with Edward M. Cousin ap-
noarin? a attorney.
The complaint charges that the
e.le-ht cent fare now exacted irom
t,, nf the Portland street
lines is "unreasonable,
excessive and unjust and there
fore unlawful and that reasonable
and just fares and charges for the
transportation of pas
sengers would not exceed fivi
cents per passenger."
'Th exaction of a street rail
far of eight cents by the
defendant is a discredit to the city
T,., onii tn the state ot
01 roi niiiiu -- -
no, tfnds to beuuie me
ciency and spirit of its citizens
and prevents the use ana
ment of pupuc iraiwv
unities bv many people as wc
ly as WOUltt DB posaiuio
sonable rate of fare, ' me
plaint sets out
ml. nam n I fl 1 II L uiiai&v3
luo , , iht,
. n,,nla nil lrJUUH-a
defendant corporation are kept in
a misleading manner and show tic
,M,,iti. nd undue financial
l.Z .r. nlaced upon the street
railway lines by reason of the ar
bitrary and unjustuieu VP""-"
9 nvnonRP9 as UeiW ecu
,7us activnies and operations of
the company.
,.ti in. June 30.
. r t ho life of Abraham
ing of an en .,--
. - cHnirfield. at
C,UDS "'TV",. BUDDort. and ar
they pieuscu -
. hiafnrv of the
rangea be
coin relics preserved here may
utilized for the picture.
Washington June m--elioSaB
to the president. ,
Robinson Crusoe."
the age of 13 years to the show.
Another large crowd Is expected
to be at the box office before the
box office opens tomorrow morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
There are 18 episodes of the pic
ture which will be shown for Sa
lem boys and girls by the Jour
The picture, which has received
highly laudatory comment from'
many critics, was filmed on the
northwest coast of South Africa,
just off the mouth of the Orinoc-
co river; in Algiers, Morrocco and
In the Madagascar islands.
John McNary, president of the
Salem Rotary club, Koy bniems,
nresident of the Kiwanis, C. W
Brandt, president of the Salem la
bor council, and J. C. Perry, pres
ident of the Salem Commercial
club, today agreed to serve on
committee which will dispose of
the reward offered by Salem or-
izations and Individuals for
information leading to tne arresi
and conviction of the pervert who
assaulted two little Salem girls
last March 5.
Mrs. LaMoine Clark, president
thA Salem Woman's club, who
also will be requested to serve on
the committee, at present is out of
the city and could not be reached
today. It is believed sbe wui agree
to serve
Tn order to dispose ot the re
ward it is now only necessary for
claimants formally to agree to the
decision of the disinterested com
ml (ton
The heads of the leading civic
bodies in Salem who agreed today
n hnnrtlA the reward declared
l.f tWi- dnrlslnns WOU1Q oe
mart on the face of cold facts pre
ntfl In writing by those who
feel they are entitled to au or
T,nrtlin of the reward.
At a preliminary meeting yes-t.-rtov
nil nersons or organiza.
Hons offering portions of the
Si 200 reward were represented
with the exception oi m "U
Klan. Shortly after the outrage
had been committed the local
klan announced it would pay $200
for information leading to the ar
rest and convlcfion of the per.
C A Sloat, former Oakvllle
school teacher, was recently sen
tenced to "fe 1" the Oregon Pen!
orv after ne k"--
guilty to the assault
o, rnlc, June 30. Quiet
. '.j'in the Colorado coal
"during last night according
tn renorts received uj
? t.H i Press this morning from
c atef, ! Weld. Boulder, Fre-
ln6r ";f..o and Las Animas
comprising the pr.nCpa,
coal mining areas in the state.
Carson " ' ....j.
.i.x sunreme cour.
notltion oi
nere today oeu.u -
-t.l at Minaen to aiu
Sra.nt.ed L ' o.,n Moore, both mo-
ford iro " - - - The 8UPreme
rrtrecenW upheld the divorce.
O'Conner, Mellows And
Entire Garrison Are
Made Prisoners When
Stronghold Falls.
Durblin, June 30. The Four
Courts building in Dublin, strong
hold of the insurgents faction of
the Irish republican army, was
surrendered unconditionally to the
Free State forces at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, it was officially an
nounced by the Free State author
ities. Commandant Rory O'Connor
and Liam Mellows and the entire
garrison, Including all the prlnci.
pal executive officers were made
The surrender was preceded by
hoisting the white flag over the
Building Is Bombed
An explosion which blew up
section ot the building preceded
the surrender by a few hours. It
Is believed a considerable number
of the Insurgents were wounded
by the explosion, ' although they
were not occupying that part of
the structure which was blown up.
When the surrender took place
the Four Courts were still In
flames. There were 130 of the
Irregulars in the party. They
marched out with a priest at the
head of the column. The Free
State commandant had Issued
orders to cease firing.
An official bulletin issued from
the headquarters of the Free State
troops describing the capture of
the greater part of the Four
Courts, says that In the desire to
save the lives of those In the
building, special precautions were
taken and that the casualties to
the irregulars were not heavy was
due to the skill with which the
attacking party conducted the
When the Four Courts was.occu-
pled, 33 Irregulars were made
prisoners. The Free Slate torces
occupied the greater part of the
building, including the central
hall and liberty, and the irregulars
were forced to retire to the rear
of the eastern section, a consider
able portion of which was blown
away by artillery fire.
Thomas Darcy, one of the signa
tories to the irregulars' proclama
tion and chief of staff of the ir
regulars, was made prisoner.
War Area Widened
London. June 30. (By Assoc!.
ated Press.) Irish Free State
troops have attacked strongholds
nf the irreeulars in LetterKenny
Bencrana, and othr centers In
Donegal, says a Central
k.wi dlRnatch from Belfast.
A disnatch to The PreHS Associa
tion received here shortly Deiore
1 p. m. said that the Four courts
wa nn fire and that a great ex
plosion had shaken a large part of
the city a few moments before the
ifanntrh was filed.
Details are lacking, but It is be
n,H th irreeulars left a mine
hehind them and that the build
(rnitd and the mine ex-
1 11 F, "
Dublin. June 30. (By Assocl
(Continued on Page Seven.)
An Item in the London Times,
date of June 7, may be of Interest
fiaRRmates of Frank
r-,inrth Flint class of 113. Sa
lem high school, and Reed college,
class of 1919.
irr Flint Is a Rhodes scholar
for Oregon and U now at Balloll
ii Oxford university, which
'a .i.kui intellectually, of
ib rai-eu fb-"-'
the twenty-one colleges compris-i-
According to the article in the
. runt has won the
"Chancellor's prize" for an Eng
lish essay.
., In all the twenty
, coleres may compete for thU
... it. winning Is, from an Eng
-v'--'. of view, an honor
than which there Is no higher.
Accused Slayer of Bow
ker Admits Killing But
Says Victim Menaced
Him In Quarrel.
Oregon City, Or., June 30 Rus
sell Hecker, on the stand as a wit
ness in his own defense, today ad
mitted that he killed Frank Bow-
ker( Portland musician, declaring
he fired the shot when Bowker
menaced him in a quarrel while
they were on a trip to obtain
Hecker declared the quarrel
started when he refused to fall In
with Bowker's scheme to holdup
the man from whom they were to
buy fifteen cases of whiskey. The
youthful defendant asserted Bow
ker declared Hecker was double
crossing him.
Luntred at Him.
"Then he lunged at me,," said
Hecker. "He was a bigger man
than I am and I grabbed my gun
aftad shot." .
Hecker had told of negotiations
tor the liquor deal, saying he and
Bowker had left jrtland to meet
a man named "Bob." On the way
he said, Bowker proposed that
they hold up the man, and when
Hecker refused to have anything
to do with the holdup Bowker re
proached him, saying: "You are a
fool. It means $1300 apiece for
Alter HecKr swung nls car
back toward Portland and changed
his spotlight from a position In
Which It was to have been a Big
nal, according to the testimony
Bowker charged Hecker with dou
ble crossing him and lunged at
Bowker Shot Twice.
Bowker shot once, too," added
Hecker, after telling of shooting
his companion.
Hecker explained the disposal
ot the body by saying he first had
some idea of returning to Port
land, but .remembered that Albert
Bowker, brother of the dead man
would be waiting for them, turned
again and drove to Oregon City
Finally be put the body in a hop
sack which be said he bad pur
chased to put the liquor in.
The body was dumped into the
Calapoola near Albany.
Traffickers In
Stolen Liberty
Bonds Caught
New York, June 30. The fed
eral dfagnet spread over the coun
try for traffickers in stolen Lib
erty bondst oday had gathered in
five more men as alleged partlcl
pants In the proceeds of the mail
truck robbery in Los Angeles
March 30 and the First National
bank at Claysburg, Pa. All were
charged with possessing liberty
bonds, knowing them to have been
altered, forged or Btolen.
Arraigned before United Mates
rinmmiuioner Hitchcock, one ol
the nrisener. Thomas F. Lamon
who said he was president ot the
Trans-Coast Finance company,
waived examination and was held
In 110,000 ball for the grand
jury. Bail for W. r. i-ierce, wnu
it developed, had been arresiea
previously in a similar connection
and was out on $5000 bond, also
was fixed at S10.000. The others
were Albert Fltiroy, Abraham
Rosenthal and Robert Burns.
They were held in smaller ball.
demy-wills bout
Albany, N. Y., June 30. Gov
ernor Miller will maintain a
"hands off policy in regard to the
proposed woTld's heavyweight ti
tle battle between Jack Dempsey
nd Harry Wills.
The governor said he had no ob
jection to a negro fighting a whit,
Strike Delayed
Chicago, June 24. (By Associated Press.) A threatened
strike of the nation's 400,000
workers was temporarily forestalled today when E. F. Grable,
hmd of the maintenance brotherhood announced after an
official investigation of the United States Labor Board that
he would hold the impending strike call in abeyance for the
Mr. Grable announced that
council of the maintenance of
called in Chicago July 3.
He made this concession, he
aaid, on the assurance of the
board that present wages would be
increased at any time that in
creased living costs Warranted.
The . announcement comes as
the first definite accomplishment
of the board, which yesterday
stepped Into the threatened rail
way crisis following a strike call
of the 400,000 shop men ot the
country for tomorrow.
By tonight 800,000 pounds ot
Royal Anne cherries, all put Into
barrels, will have been bought
here by the Lyons, Cal., Glazed
Fruit company, and shipped south
to San Francisco, under the direc
tion of A. C. Raas, local manager.
This afternoon 700,000 pounds
had been handled since Monday
and 500,000 pounds of these had
been loaded Into cars since last
night. A crew of 15 men is kept
at work att he company's shipping
room in the Mason-Ehrman build
lng here.
Six hundred tons of cherries
are sought by the company here.
The price Is ranging around nine
Appreciation of the cooperation
shown by local growers was ex-
nressed by Mr. Raas this after.
Two hundred Masons of Phila
delphla, members of a railroad
men's Masonic club, arrived here
today In a special train and were
for several hours the guests of the
About 30 or 40 automobiles
were furnished by Salem citizens
and scores of the visitors were
shown various points ot interest
in Marlon and Polk counties.
Many of the Masons were visitors
at the state Institutions.
Late this afternoon the tourists
will leave for Portland, where
they will be received by Portland
Youngstown, Ohio, June SO.
George L. Oles, elected mayor of
Youngstown on an Independent
ticket last fall, after a sensational
campaign, today resigned from of
fice after six stormy months of
800.000 POUNDS
Federal Finances In
Poor Shape For 1923
Big Deficit Is Likely
Washington, June 30. The
government balanced Its budget
for the fiscal year ending today,
. i . a .1 ..... -1 hv
an accompiiBumrni utr,.
Under Secretary of the Treasury
Gilbert as "no mean tank.' Pro
jects for the fiscal year 1923
"are not good," with a budget de
ficit estimated as high as $485,
000.000, he said.
Final treasury reports for the
closing fiscal year will not be
available for a day or two, but
Mr Gilbert, who has charge of the
government finances declared that
exoendltures for the year would
v- i h.n s 900.000.000. or
$500,000,000 lees than was est!
necessary by the spend
ritmrtmentl at the outset of
h. vr and that there
be a small surplus of ailyti
As to the coming year, the un
railway maintenance of way
a meeting of the executive
way brotherhood would be
Salem baseball tans are prom
lsed a game worth seeing here
Sunday afternoon when the Sena
tors are to meet up with the W
O. W. aggregation ot Portland
The lineup tor Salem was an
nounced this afternoon by Man
ager Harry Wenueroth.
Word received from Portland
says that the W. O. W. team has
won for itself a reputation which
should make any semi-pro. team
approach It with caution-. Salem
fans, however, predicted today
that the locals would stand up
well with the visitors.
Salem's Uareup will be as fol
Adolph, first base; Humphreys
second base; Glrod, third base
Baker, shortstop; Gill, left Held
Teko, center field; Proctor, right
field; Hayes catcher, and Lauter
back, pitcher. - ,
Building Work
Doubled Here,
Figures Show
Mare than 100 per cent more
building construction was put un
der way during the present month
than waB started during June of
last year.
More than twice as many rest
deuces were built. Thirty permits
were Issued this month as agains
21 for the same period last year
Seventy-six thousand eight
hundred twenty dollars was ex
pended for new. structures this
month while but $37,550 was
spent last year. These figures are
found in tho monthly statement
Issued by Mark Poulsen, deputy
city recorder.
Twenty-two residences were
built this month at a cost of $71
020. The most expensive one call
ed for an expenditure ot $6,270
During June of last year there
were but nine houaea put under
way at a total cost of $22,800
the most expensive being $3,000
Last year there were 11 repal
Jobs while this month there were
but seven.
Joseph Koch, who was arrest
ed yesterday on a speeding charge
by Motorcycle Patrolman Tarrent
Dleaded guilty when he was ar
ralgned before- Police Judge Earl
Race and was sentenced to pay
a fine of $10.
der-secretary pointed to the pos
nihility of a deficit greater than
already estimated as, he contend
ed, appropriations for next year
have not yet been passed by
Th. total gross debt of th
United States was about $22,950,
000,000, a total reduction of over
$3,600,000,000 since Its peak on
August 81, 1919. he explained.
For the future, he asserted,
liquidation of the public debt will
have to be accomplished chiefly
from surplus revenue receipts.
Enough has been accomplished,
Mr. Gilbert stated to assure the
surcens of the treasury's plans for
refunding the $7,500,000,000
short dated debt, consisting of
victory notes maturing in May,
1923, treasury certificates of in-
I u eumu " 11
- tlficates.
Shop Craft Officials De
clare Walkout Will Not
Be Delayed by Propos
ed Conference.
Chicago, June 80. (By Asso-
iated Press.) Leaders ot the
allroad shop crafts whose nation
wide walkout la set for 10 a. m.
tomorrow, today notified the Uni
ted States railroad labor board
that the shopmen refused to delay
their strike pending negotiations
oegun by the board which were to
have started at a conference at the
hoard's headquarters at 2 o'clock
this afternoon.
If the telegram ot the railroad
labor board ot June 29 (summon-
ng the shop men's leaders to the
conference) means that the board
Issuing an order to the shop
men that the situation remains In
status quo until a settlement Is
cached," said the letter of B. M.
Jewell, shop men's leader, to the
labor board, "then the shopmen
regard It as void, because it forces
them into non-acceptable employ
ment." "Decisions Not Binding.
The letter referred to the Uni
ted States circuit court ruling In
the Pennsylvania railroad case
holding that the decisions ot the
allroad board are only advisory.
"Being an administrative arm
jf the government," the letter
jald, "the board cannot coerce
railroad employes luto unaccept
able employment. The transporta
tion act did not and cannot grant
the labor board authority to
coerce railroad employes Into un
acceptable terms."
Five minutes before the hear
ing was to convene, only one un
ion head had appeared, although
here was a strong representation
ot railway men.
The lone union man to show up
was K. H. f uzgeraia, presiaeni oi
the clerks, freight handlers and
station employes.
Hope of recalling the shopmen's
strike sanction waned rapidly as
time passed and the chairs of the
union leaders remained vacant,
only two members of the board,
A. O. Wharton and Albert Phil
lips, both of the labor group, mere
on the bench at 2:20 o'clock.
Chairman Hooper was In con
ference with other members of the
board and B. F. Grable, head of
the maintenance of way brother
Omaha, Neb., June 30. A
charge ot assault with intent to
commit murder has been filed
against Fred Brown, Benson
"chain man," according to coun
ty Attorney Sbotwell here today.
Brown Is charged with having
assaulted H. E. Boyd, whom he is
alleged to have held up at the
point of a reovlver and made a
chained prisoner at his shack la
Benson, a suburb. May 27, when
Boyd attempted to rescue two
women who were being held cap
tive there.
Brown is to be brought here
from Lincoln next week. He Is re
ported nearly recovered from the
effects of a bullet wound that re
sulted In his capture by a Wyom
ing posse north of Medicine Bow
two weeks ago.
Chautauqua. N. Y., June SO.
Announcement of the re-election
of Mrs. Thomas O. Winter of Min
neapolis as president of the Gen
eral Federation of Women's clubs
was made today. Others elected
First vice-president, Mrs. W. 8.
Jennings, Jacksonville, Fla.; sec
ond vice-president. Mrs. Wallace
T. Perbam, Olendlve, Mont.; re
cording secretary, Mrs. James E.
Hays, Montesuma, Oi.; treasurer,
Mrs. Florence Moore, Cleburne,