Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, October 09, 1922, Image 1

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There is no substitute lor
Dally average for September 6119.
Member Audit Bureau of Circulation.
Member Associated Press Full leased
wire service -' "
OREGON: Tonight and Tuesday fair
east, probably rain west portion Gen-,
tie Variable winds. .
Local: Rainfall, none; max. 76;
min. 61; part cloudy. River 1.6 ft.
i i . :
Indifference and
' Cowardice of Public Press in Refusing to Expose
' Menace of Ku Klux Movement Contribute to
Ignorance Blamed for
Disruption of Civic Accord, Social and Political
Strife and Religious Bigotry Resulting from
Klan Growth In Oregon
iiemn were they aware of its
muster portent.
?he Ku Klux Klan is the great
I menace to the peace, prosper-
freedom and happiness o the
fple of Oregon that the state as
f political, economic, or social
l has ever been called upon to
f (bat. It threatens not only the
j tiamental ideals of a democra-
s' J form of government and the
ift of religious tolerance which
i characterized the co-operative
Jfct9 of Oregonians to develop
i.Jf commonwealth, but it is
fting kin against kin, neighDor
S?nst neighbor and friend
against friend to the utter de
struction of social harmony, civic
accord and political and commer
cial unity. Wherever in Oregon
the klan has recruited any
(Continued on page two)
(Editor's Note Following is the first of a series of
tides dealing with the history and growth of the Ku Klux
Ran in Oregon, written by a member of The Capital
urnal staff from personal observation and investigation
an extended tour of the state. 1 he articles will be a daily
ature of The Capital Journal.)
(By Harry N. Crain.)
If on November 7, the Ku Klux
n succeeds in hoodwinking th
pie of Oregon into passing fay
bly on the governmental con
program it has devised andis
engineering toward a vote, it
f be in spite of Oregon's desire
clean, wholesome governmen
tier than because of it. It will
h victory for intolerance, perse
(Ion and graft and defeat for
in government, constituted au
rity and equality in justice a
ory to be credited to ignorance
a defeat chargable to indif-
Only in an environment where
iple generally are ignorant of
Urue objects and principles, or
indifferent to its menace until
y are personally imposed upon
j the klan prosper. And such is
' condition in Oregon today
i-thirds of the people in the
fe -are wholly ignorant of the
t against their continued
,e, prospertiy and happiness
tained in the klan's growth
: are, therefore, indifferent to a
jyement tiiey would vigorously
Spectators Crowd Into
Dallas Courtroom To
Hear Details of Trail
For Murder.
IS. S T 0,. n
i a . wutcuauu ul umguu
' a,v4 with her husband was
'jMurej Saturday, Septem
t wnen th marhlno In
- mey were riding collided
1: on with another machine as
J(ere attempting to pass a Sa
sruruand auto stage which
J stopped to discharge a pas
er near Gervais, overcame the
S Wat were aeainsf h anil
ffble to return to her home
uormng. Th nwimnnl. ni
her machine were but slicht-
el the couple, both past the
cmury mark, were received
oospital it was doubted if
ould live. Mr. and Mrs,
son were pinned beneath the
Jse ot their own car. Mr.
son suffered it wn thn,,-ht
jM. Internal injuries besides a
p'n of the brain. Mrs.
fon was terribly cut about
Jee. It was also thought that
, ered internal injuries but
m .? ere wronS- H was
nt that infection might pos
set in but here too predic
were wrong.
Sorensou improved 'rapidly
I the n . -
. a- i luiiy. ivirs.
J " car"es with her several
i1 , reauUs f being cut by
eassjrom the windshield.
!Fair Breaks" Records
Vh- ".-The
9 it. ,u'"toa fair which
-n.iuai exhibit t
night broke all
Dallas, Ore., Oct. 9. Indica
tions this morning when the trial
of Phillip Warren, Grande Ronde
Indian indicted for the murder of
Federal Prohibition Agents Glenn
H. Price and Grover C. Todd, was
called, were that all of today, and
possibly the greater part of to
morrow would be taken in secur
ing a jury.
Immediately upon the opening
of court today Judge S.. S. Belt
ordered the calling of a special
venire for the trial, due to the
refusal of 39 out of 40 women oh
the regular jury panel to serve in
the Warren ease.
Warren maintained his stoical
demeanor when brought into
court today by Sheriff John W.
Orr, and appeared indifferent to
the proceedings
When court - recessed at noon
nine prospective jurors had been
excused because of admitted
scruples against capital punish
ment, and four had -been tempo
rarily passed for cause. Those ac
cepted were:
Lee Roberts, Dallas route 1:
Henry McElmurray, Independ
jence; J. W. Childers, Salem route
1; J. R. Chapman, Salem route 1
G. F. Brown, Dallas route 1.
Not in years has a trial here at
tracted so much interest. Long
before the opening of court at
10:30 o'clock the court room was
packed with spectators.
t. Spirit of John
jaw's Tossers Puts
r To Rout Sunday
ti Won, 5-3.
1 J: fork, Oct. 9. (By Assoc!
aiea rress.) Just before the
opening of the world's series last
Wednesday John McGraw, some
times called "Little Napoleon.
said the club with the most con
sistent fighters wins the most ball
His statement has been vindi
cated, confirmed and sealed. Hie
Giants rated, even by the most
conservative of experts, to have
nothing more than faint, fighting
unauue oi winning one game, bat-
neu mrougn me nnisnea super
play" of the Yanks, won four
games, tied one, lost none and are
still world's champions.
"Fijrht" Wins Series
Already it seems an old story.
It's been writen every time men
meet in combat. The score ot yes
terday's game, that decided the
series, for the Nationals was 5 to
3, but that's only an incident. Ex
actly how it was done is a matter
of detail. ' The Giants won that
game and all the others they cap
Marks Four for Cent
Lowest Quotation Yet
New York, Oct. 9. German
marks sold here today lor imsa
than four cents a hundred, the
lowest price on record. Open
ing quotations ranged from 3
to 4 cents. ; The pre-war price
was 23.8 cents each.
Appeals Also Refused In
Coronado Coal, Emer
gency Fleet and Old
Federal League Cases
(Continued on Page Sfx.)
h,P" last
A L 1 PTl M i "
-'i Mill., rerer about
. uuuacea today.
The canvassiing teams of the Y,
M. C. A. at their daily meeting
this noon at the "Y" building re
ported that so far in the cam
paign there has been $6216 raised
through subscriptions and new
memberships. Subscrip tions
amounting to $420 were reported
as being raised Saturday after
noon and this morning. The
team headed by William Fleming
headed the list today with 10
subscriptions for a total of $143
being raised.
Owing to the fact that a large
number on the teams are members
of the Kiwanis and Rotarian clubs
it was voted to hold the meetings
on Tuesday and . Wednesday at
6:00 p. m. instead of at noon.
Three days of the week have
elapsed in which it was hoped to
raise the $1200. With a little
over half the amount now in the
teams voted to do their beet to
round up the campaign by Thurs
day night. To do so means that
nhrtnf 9 AAA .J l- It a
raised. .
Washington, Oct. 9. The na
iion's corn crop decreased by 21,-
bOO.OOO bushels during Septem
ber, presumably due to drought;
which prevailed in many of the
corn growing states, according to
the department of agriculture's
forecast of production based on
conditions at the end of the
The department forecasts a crop
ot 2,853,399,000 bushels, in com
parison with the total of 2,875, bushels forecast at he
end of August.
The spring wheat crop was esti
mated by the department at 268,
314,000 bushels, which compared
with the forecast issued a month
ago of a crop amounting to 277,
000,000. Oats, preliminary, 1,229,774,
000; barley, preliminary, 196,
431,000; buckwheat, forecast, 14,-
051,000; - white potatoes, forecast,
433.015,000; sweet potatoes, fore
cast, 105,490,000; flax seed1, fore
cast, 11,725,000; rice, forecast,
29,109,000;- tobacco (pounds),
forecast, 11,355,456,000; peaches,
forecast, 56,125,000; apples, fore
cast, 203,667,000; sugar beets
(tons) forecast, 5,070,000; grain
sorghums, forecast, 95,850,000
peanuts, 674,478,000; beans, pre
linpinary, 13,013,000.
.The condition of various crops
on October 1 was announced as
follows: Corn 78.46 per cent of a
normal; buckwheat. 83.85; white
potatoes, 77.3; sweet potatoes.
79; flax seed, 82.6; rice, 85.3; to
bacco, 78.9; sugar beets, 85.1;
grain sorghums, 64.
Washington, Oct. 9. The su
preme court today denied a rehear
ing ot the case brought by the
United States in which it directed
the Southern Pacific today to di
vorce itself of ownership and con
trol over the Central Pacific railroad.
Coronado Appeal Denied
A rehearing of the Coronado
coal case was denied by the court.
The Coronado Coal company asked
to have reviewed that part of the
decision which held that the Uni
ted Mine Workers union and cer
tain individuals had not been
guilty of restraint of interstate
The court also denied the peti
tion of the government for a re
hearing of the cases in which the
court, at its last term defined the
suability and status as a federal
agency of the emergercy fleet cor
poration of the United States ship
ping hoard.
Baseball Case Killed.
itenearing was denied of the
case brought by the . Baltimore
club of the defunct Federal league
against organized baseball in
which the court held professional
baseball as played under the pres
ent national agreement does not
possess the attributes of inter
state commerce.
And greeks
defy allies
" . '". X ...v.-
Figure In Mistake Murder
Ottoman Forces Moving
Toward Constantinople
And Greeks Refuse To
Evacuate Thrace.
London, Oct. 9. (By Associat
ed Press.) The Near East situa
tion continued to present disturb
ing potentialities today with the
revolutionary Greek army at
Adriaiople declaring It would not
retire and with the victorious
TurK army concentrating at Brusa
and Ismid, anxious to reach Con
stantinople and protect the Turks
in Thrace.
The uneasiness was- increased
by the fact that the allies are not
generally considered to have suf-
th lent armed forces to control
either the Turks or the Greeks.
Eritish Lose Patience.
WhUe the British are using the
utmost patience to conclude peace,
it is believed the Greeks and
France iave been warned that if
a settlement is not reached, the
British will abandon the whole
peace effort. The brief is that
General Harington has orders not
to risk an act of war, and it ap
pears from the tone of the British
press that no war with the Turks
would receive popular backing.
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: J-S N, ! M ERROR
if 1 $ M : ; Suitor of Girl Who Found
1 1 - . - f 1 Bodies Accused of
3'' v.l hALU ftY mum
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Turks Resume Advance.
Constantinople, Oct. 9. (By
Associated Pres" The Turkish
natiomwlst troops yesterday re
sumed tiieir advance in the Darda
nelles tjrea in the-i direction of
ChanaV the British strongho:
according to a Mudania dispatch
to the local newspapers.
It Was reported that Turkish ir
regulars had appeared yesterday a
(Continued on Page Five.)
Washington, Oct. 9. Massa
chusetts' request for permission to
test the constitutionality of the
federal maternity law was granted
today by the supreme court and
the process ordered returned on
January 2, 1923.
Apparently well and in eood
health in the mornt.ns wu he
arose, C. F. Mumper," 52, living
near Ulagatt, about five miles
north of Salem on route 9, becam
seriously ill with an acute attack
ot pneumonia, was .brought to
local hospital at once and in SDit
ui an iuac Dovsicians rnnlrl jn
died within two hours from the
time of his arrival here.
ine nrsi intimation of Mr,
Mumper s illness was discovered
about 11 o'clock in the morning
wnen he went to a neiguror'
home, about half a mile from hia
place, accepted the invitation to
come in and .have a chair and
when asked how he felt did not
answer. The neighbor then no
ticed that Mr. Mumper was almost
delirous and upon the advice of
his wife sumomned at once Dr.
mcKman rrom Uervais. By the
time the doctor arrived the condi
tion of the man had become so ad
that it was not known whether he
would live until he could be taken
to the hospital.
Mr. Mumper has been a resident
of Marion county practically all of
his ine. it is understood that he
was born in the county. Besides a
brother, William A., who lived on
the farm near Clagatt. he ia sur
vived by three step-brothers. Rob
ert Painter of Walla Walla, Phil
lip and J. C, Salem, ami two step
sisters, Mrs. J. Nolan of Salem
nd Miss Julia Painter, route 8.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from, the Webb & Clough chapel
with concluding Mrvices at the
Odd Fellows cemetery.
Weight and experience proved too
much for the Willamette football
team Saturday afternoon at Eugen
when the Lemon-Yc!!ow eleven
rimmed the locals to the tune of
37 to 0. The Bearcats, although
forced to defend their own goal
practically all of the time, held
their opponents to one lone touch-
down in the first half. In the sec
ond half the state university team
used a number of plays which seem
ed more than the locals could un
derstand and put over four touch
downs end a kick from placement,
ane of the touchdowns and the place
kick being made in the third quar
ter. Goal was kicked after all but
one of the marches.
The only time that the Bar.lits
were within striking distance was
in the sucond quarter when by a
series of end runs and off-tackle
plays the ball was advanced to Ore
gon's 20 'yard line. Isham tried for
a place kick but the ball went low,
After that the locals were not with
in scoring distance. Tho . Oregon
line was not in the class with the
back field, only occasionally did
they show flushes of charging pow
Both coaihes were forced to Bend
n new men continually, often be
cause of minor injuries. Two of the
Oregon -men had to be carried off
the field. Both teams showed the
lack of condition. With a little
more smoothing off of the rough
spots on the Bearcat eleven a team
which will give a real fight to some
of the real Willamette rival teams
will be had.
The addition of Tinv Shields and
Prink" Okllison, whd entered school
late, to the line will make the Ore-
gvn reanj one 01 toe strongest in
the northwest.
The Willamette line averaged 166
pounds and the backfield 155 pounds
as against the Oregon line averag
ing J ia pounds anil the baekfield
Rochester, N. Y Oct. 9. The
body of a father aftd his three
children today lay side by side in
an undertaking establishmen
here, victims of a tragedy last
night. The children, Etheylin 5
Grace 2, and Russell 6 months,
were drowned in a bath tub at
their home by the father, William
E. Wheeler, who then tired a bul
let into his brain.
Despondency because of in
ability to obtain employment was
responsible for the crime, police
said. Mrs. Wheeler discovered the
bodies after she returned from
church. A note found read in
'Dear Milly: It had to come at
last. I can see no other way out.
Pay up every bill. That's what I
did it for. Irri taking the kiddies
Wth me' so you and no one else
can say that I left them a burden
on you. If I were to hang on
Prevention All Important
Shively Says in Talk
Here; 90 per Cent Of
Blazes Unnecessary.
longer it would only be the sam
old story,"
Carson and Brown, a law firm
existing in Salem for 15 years
has been dissolved, it was learned
today, and the firm of Carson &
Carson has risen in its place.
Allen G. Carson, of Salem, will
be associated, with his brother,
John H. Carson, as the second
member of the firm. Thomas
Brown will in the future main
tain an office at 415 Oregon
building. Mr. Brown was asso
elated with John A. Carson for
nine years and with John H Car
son for six years.
C. C. Hall, today held in jail by
the Salem police pending an in
vestigation of his case, last night
sold a large touring car to a local
man for J5, according to the po
lice. Hall, charged with operat
ing a motor vehicle without a driv
er's license, was fined $20 by Po
lice Judge Earl Race. He was un
able to raise the money.
Hall, the police said bag several
Wednesday night the Salem
uommerciai cluo montbjy onec
forum meeting will be held. The
proposal to amend the club's
charter In order to- change thej
organization's name to "chamber
of commerce" will be considered
and a large attendance la in
A membership campaign, to be
put underway in the near future,
also will be considered. An en
tertainment program is to be
given following the business ses
sion. Manager Bob Duncan said.
The terrible toll of fire the fi
nancial loss, Ihe personal injuries
the charring of human bodies, the
agony the cause and preventio
ot the awful conditions in th
United States these were told to
day by J. H. ShivelyT fire expert
ot the national fire prevention bu
reau, San Francisco, at the noon
luncheon at the Salem Gommer
cial club.
Ihe most Important man in
Salem?" Mr. Shively asked. "No
he s not the governor. He's not
your leading financier. He's not
probably the man you might name
first. He's your fire chief. On
mm resis more responsiDUity than
on any other individual in Salem.
For goodness sake, back him in all
all his work. He's a good man
and, of all officials, is entitled to
your support."
Most Fires Preventable.
Ninety per cent of the fire loss
in Salem last year waa prevent
able, Mr. Shively said. "Sixty-five
per cent of the fires," be explain
ed, "are in the home and it is the
women and children who suffer
most from carelessness, from your
neglect to provide. If you haven't
cleaned your flue in th last year,
if you have au electric drop cord
not properly installed in your
home, you are at this moment in
danger of fire."
Last year 789 women were
burned to death in the United
States. They were using gasoline I
to clean gloves, dreesen and other
articles, Mr. Shively explained
Fifty-thouand fires, caused
from electricity, occurred in this
county last night," he said. Fit
ty thousand persons last year were
burned and 23,000 were maimed
in the United States during the
Smokers Are Careless.
During the last six years Cali
fornia has lost annually, through
carelessness of smokers, $888,000,
Mr. Shively declared. He ex
plain eu that he, himself, is a
smoker, and that he does not seek
to prohibit smoking, but he added
that the careless user of the weed
should be dealt with severely.
The crowd at the luncheon to-
ay was not large, but it appear
ed to be converted to a man to the
caue of fire prevention. -
Rev. Hall and Mrs. Mills
Mistaken For Sweet
heart and Her Step-father
by Clifford Hayes..
New Brunswick, N. j., Oct. 9.
Clifford Hayes, 19 year old
admirer ot Pearl Bahmer, who
found the bodies of the Rev, Ed
ward Wheeler Hall and Mrs.
Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, choir
singer, was arrested today and
formally charged with first de
gree murder for the sayings.
Raymond Schneider, who was
with the Bahmer girl when the
bodies were found, was held as a
material . witness. Prosecutors
Beekman and Strlckler of Middle
sex and Somerset counties say
Schneider signed a 300 word
statement accusing Hayes of the
Fired Without looking
According tq Schneider's state
ment, the double slaying was the
result of mistaken identity. He"
had gone out with Hayes on the"
night of the murders, he said,
trailing a man who accompanied
the Bahmer girl. Seeing a couple
beneath a crab apple tree, h said.
Hayes opened fire. Formal an
nouncement of the arrests, was 11:45 a. m. by Prosecutor
Hayes when confronted with
Schneider as the latter re-told his
story, exclaimed: .
"He is a liar!"
According to Schneider, who
admits he is in love with the
(Continued on page five)
One Union Idea Heard
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 9. Pos
sible consideration of the "one
big union" was indicated today
by D. W. Helt grand president of
the Brotherhood ot Railway
Signal Men of America in con
vention here, when he responded
to an address of welcome by
Mayor George P. Carroll. i
Adrianople, Oct. 8v (By Asso
ciated Press.) General Anatasios
LeonardopoKlos, new Greek com
mander in eastern Thrace, was
leeted by the populace and sol
diery as "the liberator of Andrl
anople" upon his arrival here
The title "liberator" arises
from the fact that he waa the
first Greek to enter Adrianople
after the Bulgarians and Turks
were driven from the city in 1918.
He now has returned in the midst
of the extensive preparations be
ing made to resist the Turkish
Although General Leonard
opoulos today is one of the fore
most military leaders in Greece,
he travels from Athens in an
ordinary railway coach. In spite
of his effort to avoid attention,
however, he found delegations
awaiting him at virtually every
station along the route across
At this moment it Is evident
that the army has little intention
of evacuating Thrace without a
struggle, whatever the orders
from Athens may be.
Immediately after General
Leonardopoulos had passed
through the cheering column of
troops in the Rue Karagatch to
the new headquarters in the Greek
palace, be received the Associated
Press correspondent, with whom
he freely discussed the situation.