Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, October 10, 1922, Image 1

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Ultimatum Given
Social Life and
Neighborhood Spirit of Co-operation and Frank
ness Resulting from Close Association, and
Old Friendships
Give Way Before Vicious Propaganda of
Religious Bigotry, Suspicion and Hate and are
Killed By Klan Poison
(Editor's Note Following is the second of a series of
articles dealing with the history and growth of the Ku Klux
Klan in Oregon, written by a ' member of The Capital
Journal staff from personal observation and investigation
in an extended tour of the state. The articles will be a daily
feature of The Capital Journal.)
Hu Warrv W. flram. :
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Wherever the Ku Klux Klan
basTnvaded an Oregon commun
ity the community has been the
social, financial and political los
er. Especially does this apply to
the social demoralization.
If there has been one paramount
thing brought home to me by my
investigations of the klan's invas
ion of this state it is the manner
in which the social life of the ku
luxed communities has been in-
Faded and demoralized by these
ireeders of hate, prejudice and
Jiscontent. Whatever else may
lave been the variances in their
tales of disrupted community life.
he sound, substantial, thinking
Itizens of every community were
ft one accord in condemning the
f.Ian as the wrecker of social ties.
Neighborhood Clubs Wrecked.
Everywhere I found tales of
leighborhood clubs, little groups
congenial people who, never
ving a thought to the religious
tiews of the other members, had
iet together in the homes of one
fiember or another at more or less
cEular intervals, for years and
ears ia some cases, in a general
pirit of good-fellowship. Some of
groups included Catholics,
fotestants and just plain Chris-
ans who professed no particular
iith but all were friends, trust
's in their fellow members arid
reeting each other with a hearty
Oregon Trunk to -Abandon
28 Miles
of Deschutes Line
.Washington, Oct. 10. The
Oregon Trunk railway was au
thorized today by the interstate
commerce commission to aban
don 28 miles of line between
South Junction and Metolius in
Oregon. This part of the road's
line, the commission determin
ed, is paralleled by another
railroad and therefore is un
necessary to the. service, of the
population along It.
iry is Sworn in Just Be
fore Noon Adjournment
In Case Against War
ren for Murder.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
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Jruana, Ore., Oct. 10. What
18 lieved to have been an at-
'"w to hold up a Portland bound
la"n Pacific train near Ten
ltarly today was thwarted by
"uera of the train crew,
ad by Conductor E. E. Young
Wding to Young, who was
"ge of the train, two armed
about 27 years of age were
1" wandering about in the
Car aisIe- wltnou- resist--tc
. Pair' accompanied the
. w to the front end of the
:,; where Pullman Conductor
, , ""Bakeman Rube Morri-
.nd ndUctor VounS sr
" the men- One of the men
"Tying two automatic pis-
F'orts of pmj...... ,r
Itte nnrtT-o - e ....
V hold ,r 1 lne vestibule
r Dom the men r,i
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f"t of i lus lne station
h Tenii tempted holdup
bU cord I men PulIed
i ' scaped, carrying
the overcoat of a
All' judges of the Oregon su
preme court with the exception of
Chief Justice Burnett, were pres
ent this noon at the weekly
lunchean of the Kiwanis, club
This is said to be the first time
that the judges of the supreme
court have ever met in a body at
the luncheon of any of the civic
clubs of the city or state.
The principal address was
made by Judge of tfie Supreme
Court Lawrence T. Harris in
wmcn ne gave a very vivid ac
count of the fight in the early
days of the state for the location
of the state government. The
seat of government was changed
no less than four times he said
before Salem bcame the perma
nent capital city. The decision was
reached through the majority
vote of the state, the majority be
ing but 87 votes.
The Lions club of this city,
represented by W. W. Rosebraugh
made an appeal to the Kiwanis
for their support in the coming
drive for the placing of the fi
nances of the local boy scout or
ganization on its feet. Miss Sadie
Pratt, accompanied on the piano
by Miss Helen Mclnturff, sang.
The attendance prize, given by
Robert Schunke of the Roth gro
cery company, was won by Lee
a then,
Stel Orders Increased.
T?Ct" ".-Unfilled
oral' nited States Steel
C "SPaber 30 were
u tOnav nn . .
coiapare(, with 5.950 ins
an increase of
Del Monte, Cal., Oct. 10. So-
called brokerage interests that
disposed of 1.000.000 Russian
rubles for $2, when they could be
bought on the open market at
the rate of 4,500,000 for $1. of
fered one of the problems con
fronting th fraudulent advertis
ing committee -of the Investment
Brokers association of America, of
which James C. Fenhagen of Bal
timore Is chairman, according to
the committee's report to the con
vention here today. The report
told of efforts to eliminate fraud
ulent advertising in stocks and
Dallas, Or.. Oct. 10. (Special.)
---THe juFy'Iir The 'trial of Phillip
Warren, Indian, accused of the
murder of John Price and Grover
Todd, federal prohibition enforce
ment officers, at the town of new
Grand Ronde, was completed and
sworn in Just before'Judge Harry
H. Belt adjourned circuit court for
,the noon recess here today.
Four times during the morning
a jury had been temporarily filled,
only to again fall short of the re
quired number of twelve talismen
when one or more of those already
seated were removed by premptory
challenges. In all the defense, ex
ercised four premptory challenges
and the prosecution one.
The jury in whose hands lies the
fate of Warren are: Henry McEl
murry, Independence; J. W. Chil
ders, Salem route 1; G. F. Brown,
Dallas; Gus Lake, Salem route 1;
Harvet Gage, Dallas; W. H. Gor
shine, Salem route 1; A. V. Oliver,
Rickreall; W. L,. Murphy, Beuna
Vista; B. I. Ferguson, Eola; T. J.
Gardner, West Salem; J. P. Hamil
ton, Rickreall; and J. E. Mason,
Both Satisfied.
As the noon recess was neared j
it appeared that the opposing at
torneys were still far from satis
fied with the personnel 'of the
jury, and it looked as though the
jury selection process would last
through the entire day. The three
special venires totaling 100 jury
men drawn for the case had been
nearly exhausted and Judge Belt
had instructed Sheriff John Orr to
prepare 'summons for a fourth ve
nire of 20 men, when the state an
nounced it was satisfied with the
jury as constituted and filled by
the acceptance of Mr. Mason hs
the twelfth juror, and the defense
declared it wished to make no fur
ther challenges.
Twenty-three prospective jury
men were examined this morning
nine being excused for conscienti
ous objections to imposing the
death penalty and four because of
opinions already formed regarding
the case.
Case of Defense.
Throughout the examination of
witnesses Oscar Hayter, attorney
for the defense, has indicated that
the defense is built its case around
the fact that stoolp'igeons, traps
and other unlawful means were
used by the prohibition officers in
enforcing the law in the Grand
Ronde neighborhood, and that the
crime with whicft warren is
charged was the direct result of
these unlawful practices of the of
Warren sat unmoved throughout
the progress of the case this morn
ing, seldom even speaking to his
attorney and scarcely cnanging
his expression. Only when his
wife and two little children, one
of them a babe in arms, entered
the court room and took seats be
side bis father outside the rail im
mediately behind him, did he pay
any attention to anything other
than the examination of the jur
ors. AS mey came m ue lumcu
and smiled at them and playfully
patted the baby.
Genevieve McClellan of Salem
today filed suit for divorce from
k hiKhmii Paul T. McClellan.
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other securities In all parts of the Cruel and inhuman treatment i
country. J charged.
Scandal Mongers
i Break Engagement
Of Coca Cola King
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 10. (By As
sociated Press. ) Mrs. Onezima
DeBouchel of New Orleans, whose
engagement to marry Asa G.
Candler Sr., Atlanta capitalist,
was announced some weeks ago,
made public here today a state
ment asserting that Mr. Candler
broke the engagement because of a
report brought to him reflecting
upon her character.
Mrs. DeBouchel said Mr. Cand
ler had refused and was still re
fusing to furnish the names of
th persons he said accused her.
She issued Tier statement following
a final conference between her
and Mr. Candler.
"Mr. Candler ' was very much
broken up," Mrs. DeBouchel said.
"I'm sorry for him. He told me he
still loves me and wants to marry
me, and that he does not believe
this hideous slander which hap
been taken to him and he refused
to give me the name of the man or
men who accused me. I cannot
understand his attitude. He told
me he was wretched and unhappy
and did not care whether he lived
or died. s
"He said he would prefer for
me to go home and wait a while
and announce the breaking of thti
engagement and give as my rea
son anything detrimental "to his
character that I might see fit. Of
course I would not do such a thing
for I know nothing against his
character, although I insist that
hhe owes ti to me to give me the
names of those who accuse me."
Mrs. DeBouchel said her lawyer,
Harry Gamble of New Orleans,
would arrive tomorrow night. She
said she would probably be here
"for some time." She declinea to
state what action she would insti
tute, if any, to force a disclosure
of the identity of those she said
had accused her.
"I have always known that the
Candlers opposed my marriage to
Mr. Candler and he will not deny
that twice after our engagement,
long after, I offered to release
him," Mrs. DeBouchel declared
"He vehemently refused and cried
that I was cruel to suggest it
Who ia cruel now?
"It was never necessary on that
count to put this foul dishonor on
me. But they have blundered
This clumsy conspiracy fixes the
time so fortunately for me that I
can prove my innocence against
all the - perjurers and assassins
they t'un bring." ,
Supreme Court Holds
That Ex-Service Men
Can Spend Loan Se
cured as They Want.
Decisions rendered by the su
preme court today included the
Coast Finance corporation vs
Ira F. Powers Furniture Co., ap
pellant; appeal from Multnomah
county; action to recover money
Opinion by Justice Bean. Judge
H. H. Belt affirmed.
Firm of McCargar, Bates and
Lively vs New Amsterdam Casu
alty company, . appellants; appeal
from Multnomah county; motion
to dismiss appeal allowed in opin
ion by the court.
McKinley Mitchell vs Southern
Pacific company, appellant; ap
peal from Multnomah county;
sit to recover damages. Opinion
by Justice Brown. Judge J. P.
Kavanaugh reversed.
W. F. Parks, appellant, vs. Viola
Keeny; appeal from Lane county;
suit to recover money. Opinion by
Chief Justice Burnett. Judge G.
F. Skipworth affirmed.
G. F. Garber vs Clement Brad
bury, appellant; appeal from Kla
math county; suit for damages.
Opinion by Chief Justice Burnett,
Judge D. V. Kuykendall reversed
and case remanded.
State of Oregon vs C. A. El well.
appellant; appeal from Clackamas
county; appeal from conviction on
charge of arson. Opinion by Jus
tice McCourt. Judge J. U. Camp
bell reversed and case remanded.
State of Oregon ex rel State
Fish and Game commission, vs A.
D. Hawk, et al, defendants, and
S. S. Mohler, et al, defendants;
appeal from Hood River county on
objections to cost bill. Opinion by
Justice Bean. Objections sustain
ed rh pat.
Petition for rehearing denied in
Strong vs Smith, known as Fal
ing will case; and in Runnells vs
A resolution proposing that the
Salem Commercial club in the
future stage a campaign for the
betterment of local school condi
tions was adopted at a meeting
of the board last night. Better
bulidings will be advocated and
an attempt to secure better
equipment and more space will
be made.
The board, it was pointed out,
realizes that the Salem school
board has but little money with
which to work. It was felt that
an educational campaign must
be carried on in the hope of show
ing the voters what conditions
A plan to erect a $210,000
apartment house at the corner of
Court and Capitol streets, sub
mitted by Warren Armington, of
Denver, was endorsed last night.
The building, according to the
plans, would be of four stories
and a basement and its dimen
sions would be 100 feet by 110
feet. Each of the proposed 72
apartments are to have, accord
ing to tie plans, disappearing
beds and an electric stove.
Mr. Armington is at present
seeking financial support In
Salem. Today he said he hopes
to have the building underway
within 15 days. It is understood
that Mr. Armington expects to in
vest la the Duuaing.
Money secured by ex-service
men through a loan from the state
bonus fund may be used in any
manner the borrower may choose
to use it, according to an opinion
written by Justice Rand and
handed down by the supreme
court this morning in which it is
pointed out that the constitu
tional amendment creating the
state bonus fund does not author
ise the state bonus commission to
limit the use of bonus loans
the purchase of a farm or home
The -opinion is based upon the
appeal of Frank W. Moore from
the judgment of Judge Percy R.
Kelly of the Marion county cir
cuit court in a case involving thj
right of the bonus commission
to reject an application for a loan
upon the ground that the appli
cant will use the money borrowed
for purposes other than to acquire
a farm or a home. The lowei
court had upheld the commission
in its ruling rejecting Moore's
Pamphlet Not Considered
Arguments contained in the of
ficial voters' pamphlet in the in
terest of the bonus amendment to
the effect that the bonus loan was
designed to build up the state by
assisting ex-service men In the
purchase of farms and homes
were not supported by the
language-of the bonus amendment
Itself which, the opinion declares.
is clear and free from ambi
It is possible, and perhaps
probable, that this argument,
appearing at that time in the
voters' pamphlet may have in
duced many persons to vote for
its adoption who otherwise would
have voted for its rejection, but
this affords no sufficient reason
why the plain provisions of the
amendment, that are entirely
free from ambiguity or doubt,
should be construed differently
from tho way they would have
Sheriff Seizes Auto
cf Mrs. Brumfield's
for Relatives' Claim
Roseburg, Ore., Oct. 10.
Sheriff Sam Starmer was today
holding the automobile in
which Mrs. R. M. Brumfleld
and Miss Vernita Ellensburg
arrived here yesterday, the
machine being attached on a
claim filed by a relative of the
Brumfield family, who alleged
that $1,000 had been loaned
for the defense of Dr. Brum
field, who recently ended his
life In the state prison while
awaiting execution for the
murder of Dennis Russell.
by A llies
Allies Await Action by
Angora Government
Upon- Armistice Con
tention; Ready for War
Boy Accused of Killing
By Companion Hotly
Denies Charges Ac
cuser Weak Minded.
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Eeject Texas Nomination.
Austin, Texas, Oct. 10. The
application of Henry C. Young of
Waco, Texas, to have his name
certified as United States senator
ial candidate of the state rights
democratic party, filed with the
secretary of state yesterday will
be rejected. Secretary of State S
L. Staples said today.
M. B. Hughes of Alpin must
continue to operate the water
plant at Alpine. In an order Is
sued by the public service com
mission today it is held that the
Alpine water plant is a public
utility and that there are suffi
cint patrons in the town to jus
tify the operation of the plant at
a rate of $2 per month per cus
tomer. Hughes bad applied for
permission to discontinue opera
tion of the plant as a public util
ity declaring that he had pur
chased the plant for his own use
and that as a public utility it
as not a paying proposition.
Company F, 162nd infantry, of
Salem, wants 30 new recruits and
today launched a six-weeks' cam
paign for its objective. Officers
declared this afternoon that re
cruits will receive many benefits.
The company's club rooms, in
the armory, are at present being
rennovated and the billiard and
pool tables will be at the disposal
of members in the near future.
Superintendent of Schools
Churchill recently has recom
mended high school and uni
versity credit for drill work. A
third feature is the company's
intention to enter the city basket
ball league this fall, and the
fourth is the raise in pay for
guard members.
Several basketball men whose
past records on the floor speak
well, are already in sight for
company F'e quintet, it was said.
German Mark Down Again
London. Oct. 10. (By Associ
ated Press) The German mark
slumped considerably again today
when it opened at 13,450 to the
pound sterling. It recovered later
to 13,000 and then reacted to
Somerville, N. J., Oct. 10
Nineteen-year-old Clifford Hayes
of New Brunswick today pleaded
not guilty of having murdered the
Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall and
Mrs. Eleanor Reinhardt Mills and
was held by Justice of the Teace
Sutphen without ball for grand
jury action.
Authorities, who announced
with a show of confidence upon
Hayes arrest yesterday, that the
Hall -Mills' mystery had been
solved, evidenced less satisfaction
with their case today.
One of the investigators said
another lead was being worked
upon, which if verified would
change the entire complexion of
the case."
New Motive Indicated.
This lead, he added, Vpointed
away from Young Hayes and ap
peared to provide a motive that
would explain the mad slashing of
Mrs. Mills throat in addition to
her bullet wounds.
Raymond Schneider, upon whose
accusation Hayes was arrested
still was held today as a material
witness and was being questioned
from time to time in an effort to
clear up discrepancies in his story.
Schneider said Hayes had shot
the minister and the choir singer,
under the apple tree on the old
Phillips farm, thinking the pair to
be Pearl Bahmer, 15, and her step
father, Nicholas Bahmer.
Hayes denied the story.
London, Oct. 10, (By Asso
ciated Press) When the British
cabinet council adjourned at
6:30 this evening, the government
was still without news as to
whether the Turkish nationalist
authorities at Angora had ac
cepted the armistice convention
presented . by the allies at
Constantinople, Oct. 10. (Br
Associated Press.) The signing
of the protocol armistice at Mu
dania is expected to take place at
5 o'clock this afternoon, according
to an announcement by the Havas
Agency, the Bemi-official French
news organization.
Lieutenant General Harington
and his staff, who arrived here on
the Iron Duke at 1:45 this morn
ing, expect to return to Mudania
at 3 p. m. Met at the p.'er on his
arrival by the correspondent, Gen
eral Harington eaid;
"The convention we subm tied
to the nationalists last evening is
Great Britain's last word. It now
rests with Angora whether ma
world shall have peace or war."
"We have gone to the extremity
in concessions," declared General
Harington. "The revised armistice
convention is a gratifying mani
festation of allied solidarity in
war or peace. It Is my earnest
hope that the Turks will appre
ciate the liberality of our terms.
If they reject them, we are pre
pared for all eventualities."
London, Oct. 10. (By Associ
ated Press.) The question .of
peace in the Near East now rests
with the Turkish nationalist as
sembly at Angora, which has be
fore it the armistice conditions
laid down by the allied powers.
Meanwhile ta Mudania con
ference has been adjourned and
the allied generals have returned
to their headquarters Ui Constan
tinople to await the Turkish de
The allied terms include with
drawal of the Turkish troops from
the neutral zones of the Darda
nelles and Bosphorus, limitation
of the number of Turkish gend
armes to be allowed in ea teru
Thrace and non-occupation of that
province by the Turk'sh army un
til after a peace treaty is signed.
Journal to Give Free
Matinee for Children,
Radio Set to Be Prize
The Capital Journal is to be
host at a matinee for Salem chil
dren, under 13 years of age, at the
Bligh theater next Saturday morn
ing at 10 o'clock. Not a cent will
be required from the small specta
The occasion is the opening of
the 10-installment serial motion
picture, "The Radio King," star
ring Roy Stewart.
An unusually attractive feature
of the new series of Capital Jour
nal matinee will be the awarding
at the conclusion of the series oi
a radio set to the boy or girl an
swering most satisfactorily 18
questions having to do with radio.
The answers will be Judged by a
committee of three disinterested
Children who wish to attend
next Saturday's Journal matinee
free of charge should be in front
of The Capital Journal office at
9:45 o'clock. Tickets will be dis
tributed and the crowd will move
to the Bligh where a few minutes
after 10, the new serial will be put
"The new setial probably com
bines more worthy features thaa
any we have ever shown," Man
ager. Frank Bligh said this after
noon. "Not only does it have
thrills, but its theme is of an
educational natur. Parents need
have no hesitation in allowing
their children to follow the pic
ture." Besides the radio set, one or two
other prizes of lesser value may be
offered. "