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pally average for November 6060.
Audit Bureau ol Circulation.
, OREGON: Tonight raft west, fair
east portion; Saturday rain, west, prob
ably snow east portion.
Local: Rainfall .03 inch; max. 51;
mln. 40; river, 13.8 feet aid 'falling. .
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Louisana Sheriff Says
Evidence Secured And
Warrants Are Being
Monroe, La., Dec. 29. Sheriff
yred Carpenter of Morehouse Par
ish today declared there will be
trrests In the Morehouse kidnap
ing investigations upon the re
turn of the federal investigators
who were in New Orleans yester
day attending a conference with
"I have no warrants aa yet, but
these are to be placed In my
hands within the next few days
as I understand that the chain of
evidence has been completed," the
iherlff said. "I have no reliable
information relative to the al
leged confessions of two persona
Involving .45 citizens."
Friends Aid McKoin
Sheriff Carpenter said ' that
while 45 citizens might be In
volved in the plot, he did not be
lieve this many were actual par
ticipants in the kidnaping of the
Mer Rouge citizens and the
deaths of Watt Daniels and
Friends of Dr. B. M. McKoin
In the fifth congressional district
of Louisiana where a year ago he
was president of the Medical as
sociation continued today to of
fer their assistance with pledges
of financial and moral support.
Although most of the proffers
earns from physicians, it is stat
ed that plans are under way to
raise one hundred thousand dol
lars as a general fund to be used
to provide bail; to aid him In hi.'
fight to prevent extradition and
as a means of defense should he
be brought back to Louisiana to
Dr. McKoin is charged with
murder in connection with the
Friends of Dr. McKoin are con
sidering retaining Clarence Dar
row, of Chlc&go, as an attorney
for his defense.
Some of the best law firms of
the south have been made attract
ive offers and it is predicted the
defense will present a brilliant
rray of talent. Darrow defend
ed "Big Bill" Haywood, and other
! W. V. cases and also the Mc
Namara brothers, convicted of
dynamiting the Los Angeles build
Portland, Or., Dec. 29. A score
f automobile loada of Corvallls
citizens were here today to wel
come, to the state the Scott high
school football team of Toledo,
Ohio, which is to meet the Cor
vallls high school team at Corval
lls New Year's day. After break
fast at a hotel, a parade through
'ae city was , planned.
Corvfltlfa naTt -nnfAl tfcaf
. ... .J Ul. U L V. tliu.
Coach Roy "Spec" Keene, of their
"6 scnooi, naa Been giving nis
team hard workout this week.
Plans for a banquet to both the
teams after the game, tendered by
the Corvallls hleh school alumni
H HIGH TEAM
Butcher, Cleared, Asks
Damages and Inspector
Issues New Complaini
L. S. Leach, deputy state food
'ommlssloner, and Henry Levy and
Levy, Salem meat men, are go
IdS 'round and 'round. The Salem
Justice court is the center of their
A few days ago Commissioner
kach arrested Harry Levy and
barged him with maintaining an
"""sanitary slaughter house. Forth
with. Mr. Levy pleaded not guilty,
!--uianuea a jury trial ana, yes
I'rday afternoon was found inno
t of the charge. '
Immediately Sol Levy filed a
dril suit requesting damages in
Vest Pocket Typewriter
Writing 17 Words Per
Minute Is Perfected
. Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 29.
A typewriter weighing one
ounce and fitting in a vest
pocket was brought by Dr. H.
E. Wetherell of Philadelphia to
the meetings of the American
Association for the advance
ment of Science. He devised it
for his own use.
Held between the fingers and
upon 'the paper, the machine
writes by means of a whee
equipped with rubber letters
which special devices bring In
contact with the paper. Dr.
Wetherell said the operation of
the typewriter was slow in the
hands of a beginner but that
an experienced writer could at
tain a speed of 17 words a min
ute. It is almost noiseless.
Idaho Senator; f ws To
Obections Oi r dminis
tration Aiv Recalls
Washington, Dec. 29. Advised
by administration leaders that his
naval bill amendment for an eco
nomic conference would be "harm
ful" to the administration's nego
tiations to aid in the European
economic conditions, Senator Bor
ah, republican, Idaho, late today
said in the senate that he would
Senator Watson, republican,
Indiana, told the eenate that the
administration already had "put
out feelers, as it- is called," to
sound out foreign governments re
garding calling of Buch a confer
ence as proposed in the Borah
$300 LEFT TO CHURCH BY
WILL OF JAMES AUSTIN
The First Methodist church of
Woodburn is eiven $300 in the last
will and testament of James A.
Austin who died recently in Wood-
burn. The will is dated Novem
ber 29, 1922. .
To the widow, Jennie M. Austin,
there was willed the home in
Woodburn with lands and appur
tenances pertaining, thereto, ana-
$4000 in cash.
The remainder of the estate is
to be divided share and share alike
among the children, Alpheus E.
Austin of Woodburn, Alice M. Cor
nutt of Portland, Lloyd B. Austin
of Pasadena, Laura F. Austin of
Woodburn and Harold M. Austin
Alpheus E. Austin was named
as executor. The estate is valued
at about $15,000.
PORTLAND BOY'S DEATH .
Portland, Or., Dec. 29. The
coroner's office announced today
that an investigation had shown
that Chauncey Morris, 18, who
-... fnnrt lat.n vesterday shot to
death in a cabin on the outskirts
of the city, had killed mmseu
n.i.. m h had been despond
ent on account of being out of
work. No inquest will be beio.
the sum of $241. As a result of
,rv l.Rvv's arrest, he ailegeu,
much unpleasant notoriety had ap
peared and losses In time anu
wages to employes haa neen mu
ierea. . . .
Then after the Jury had found
Mr. Lev'y not guilty. Commissioner
Leach filed anoiner cuu."
ir. which are the same
H Insists that the
slaughter house in queauuu
.ill ba heard In the
A lie wo M ,
justice court in the near
Mystery Surrounds Death
of St. Louis Brewer In
Office; Sister Also
Took Own Life.
St. Louis, Mo.. Dec. 28. (Bv
Associated Press) William- .1.
Lemp, 54, president of the Will
iam J. Lemp Brewery company,
committed suicide today by shoot
ing himself twice through the
heart in the office of the brew
ery. It" was the third suicide in
the family of famous brewers, his
father and a sister having taken
tneir own lives.
The William J. Lemp Brewine
company Just before the advent
of prohibition was considered one
of the largest brewing companies
in the world. It covered a 14 acre
triangular tract in the southern
section of the city and was val
ued at $7,000,000. It was sold at
auction last June to five differ
ent Interests for a total of $585,-
000. Lemp had been downcast
since, it was said, as he had
hoped to get a much larger price
for the property.
Lemp appeared at his office at
9 a. m. today, as usual, it was
stated, and shortly thereafter
Henry Vohlkamp, vice president,
arrived and greetod Lemp: "Well,
(Continued on Page Nine.)
Portland, Or., Dec. 29. Reduc
tion of expenses of the state high
way commission by $170,000 dur
ing the coming year, due to re
duction in the operating force, was
announced at a meeting of the
commission today b y Highway
Engineer Herbert Nunn. An ad
ditional reduction of $4600 a
month in salaries was recommend
ed by Nunn and was expected to
be provided by the commission.
Commissioners John B. Yeon
and W. B. Barratt, who conducted
today's session in the absence of
Chairman R. A. Booth, confined to
his home at Eugene by illness, said
that the announced reductions
were part of the retrenchment
policy which has been followed
throughout the past year and were
made possible by the completion
of many projects, eliminating sev
eral district engineers.
The "business men of Astoria
have faced forward with an optim
ism that assures a bigger and bet
ter city to rise out of the ruins
following the recent destructive
fire, according to Chris Schmidt,
prominent Astoria canneryman
and member of the state fish com
mission, who is jn Salem today on
business with state officials.
The discord which existed be
tween the committee of ten and
the Incoming city administration
for a time has now been complete
ly wiped out and all interests are
working hand in hand for a better
Astoria, Schmidt declares.
Business men who were wiped
out In the conflagration have set
up temporary quarters In such
buildings as were available at the
edge of the burned area and busi
ness is befng carried on In a small
way by most of the stricken inter
ests while planning and building
for the bigger business of the fu
ture Travelling men are said to
be doing a big business, taking or
ders for big stocks in all lines of
Schmidt says that the people of
Astoria are very grateful to the
relief extended to them in the
emergency by other cities with
. ...niioa rolline into the
stricken city almost before the fire
bad burned itself oui.
Pentinent, one who had stolen
and regretted deposited a slip of
paper under the Gale & comDanv
department store door sometime
"I owe you this amount on a
small article stolen. Foreive me.
Get right. Jesus is coming," the
With it was a EO-cent niece.
No name was signed to the note
and Lawrence Gale, manager of
the store, said this morning "the
writer's Identity is entirely un
known to him.
Twenty-Two Inches Snow
Falls in Maine: New
York Streets Covered
With Icy Blanket.
Washington, Dec. 29. The
Btorni sweeping the middle and
north Atlantic coast was reported
today by the weather bureau to be
centered east of Cape Cod and
Heavy snowfall in portions of
New England and New York also
wae reported, 22 Inches of enow
having fallen at Portland, Maine
New York, Dec. 29. Thousands
of volunteer enow handlers were
called to the shovels today to help
New York ctiy out of its first big
storm of the season a blizzard of
snow and sleet, which, starting
yesterday under moderate temper
atures, became over-night an icy
gale which threatened to paralyze
all transportation. .
The storm took its toll of hun
dreds of injured. From early last
night until daybreak hospital am
bulances were bringing in pedes
trians with broken arms, fractured
legs or cracked skulls, who had
fallen on the icy covered streets.
Most hospitals were crowded to ca
pacity. Two persons were report
ed to have been killed In falls.
The wind reached high velocity.
Combined with the unaccustomed
burden of snow itworked havoc
with above ground power and tele
phone lines, street car transmis
sion cables, roofs of buildings and
Stockholders of the Willamette
Vallev Oil & Gas company and
others interested are making a pil
grimage to the well of the com
pany, two and a halt miles soum
f st Paul, this afternoon to wit
ness the uncapping of the well,
which was sealed following a small
flow of oil about two weeks ago.
This afternoon the officials oi
tho rnmnanv exoect that three or
four' barrels of oil should be tak
en from the well, which is now at
the 1000-foot level.
Many people from Salem and
xThorp- am nlannlnft to attend,
and a half holiday has been de
clared In Newberg.
LITTLE PROGRESS HERE
At ho meetlne of the commit-
... Mto,i hv Iniranberry grow
ers to work out plans for the
benefit of the industry, held yes
terday, no definite decisions toc
made. . .
In a general discussion oi mi-
present critical condition in
which loganberry growers find
themselves, it was poinieu u .
tho real salvation was lu
cooperation, not only among lo
ganberry growers, but between
the growers ana oiukf
such as canneries ana iuu
handling dried loganberries.
w. iilso felt the need
lot advertising that would broad
en the present markets oi w
berry, and it was acknowledged
that to advertise properly, there
must be cooperation among at
least 90 per cent of the growers.
Annual Report of Depart
ment of Commerce Says
Conditions Sound And
Washington, Dec. 29. Stock
taking ' of the nation's domestic
business for the past year gives "a
feeling of satisfaction" as to the
progress made, the department of
commerce declared today in an
end-of-the-year statement and,
from this day's position, it added
"there are no serious obstacles' in
sight which should hinder further
advances" in the early new year.
Optimism, born of the accom
plishments of the past months
which many officials of the gov
ernment regard as a remarkable
strengthening of the economic
fabric, is evident throughout the
statistics and details of the state
ment, which noted that the pro
duction of manufactured commodi
ties averaged 60 per cent larger
than in 1921. The farmer received
approximately 17 per-cent more
for his products than In 1921 and
the total volume of agricultural
products was worth a much great
er sum than was that of a year
"The, unsettled conditions in
foreign countries particularly in
Europe, however," the statement
continued, "are depressing our
trade and to some extent have no
doubt, kept the prices of agricul
tural products below the level of
other - commodities. But within
the past two mrfnths, this latter
condition has been relieved to
I Exports Slump.
The review said that American
exports had dropped 16 per cent
as compared with last year, but
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Three Salem men. Ben Rider.
Hnmor Unfit and W. F. Crane, and
nosslhlv several others, will be
among the New Year's motorcycle
run wblcli is Deing neiu on inow
vpnr'a lav hv thfl Kuifene Motor
cycle club under the sanction of
the-Motorcycle & Allied Trades
association, corresponding to the
A. A. A. organization for autoists.
The course is to cover 422.7 miles
and the time set for the final
check In is 18 liours and 84 min
utes from the time of starting to
which are added three one hour
atnnH for meals. About $150 In
cash prizes and merchandise is be
ing (jit-red 88 prices. The prizes
are bflcg given by the various
dealers in the towns through
which the riders will pass.
In all it is expected that there
will be about 20 riders, according
m Hai-rv Scott, local motorcycle
dealer, who is to have charge of
the checking station in West Sa
lom anil Salem. The first rider
will leave Eugene at midnight Just
as the New Year Is coming in, De
cember 31. The rest of the riders
will len't at five minute Intervals.
Tho tmite which the riders will
take and the places where they
must check-in follow:
rrnm Kneene to West Salem,
t ha f i ri. t hfirkina station, via
ir,tinn ritv. Corvallls and Inde
n,.n on to Portland via the
west side for the second check. At
Portland the riders will be allow
rest for breakfast.
From Portland to Salern, where
.k t.t,A ohni-v will be made; on
to Eugene, making Jefferson via
the Ankeny hill road, Amany, un.
.h.n i.lin; a route through Irar
risburgand Coburg. The fourth
Lm ha made at Eugene
There the riders have an hour for
lunch.'; From Eugene the riders
go to Roseburg via the highway
where Uhe fiftn cneca is iuau.
The return to Eugene is made back
.h,nlra r-ottaee Grove, sixth
checking station, taking the Lo
raine detour from Cottage Grovet
CYGLE RIDERS TO
RACE NEW YEARS
Says Retiring Mayor
In the not tar oft future Salem
will be ready for a change from
an aldermanic form of government
to a commission form of govern
ment.' The moment for the change,
however, has not quite arrived, In
the opinion of George E. Halvor
sen, mayor of Salem, who, after
two years' service, will retire at
midnight January SI. , (
Paid Workers Comine.
"I believe in the commission
form as firmly now as I did when
I took office," Mr. Halvorsen said,
"but I believe the city should be
a little larger before the change is
made. I think a paid mayor and
paid commissioners should be em
ployed because, with the great de
mand necessarily made ou a city
officer's time, it is frequently Im
possible to secure the services of
competent men. They cannot af
ford to take time away from their
At present, Mr. Halvorsen be
lieves, the aldermanic form of
government is more economical
for Salem. Ultimately be believes
the commission form would prove
cheaper as a result of the many
savings which would result from a
closer watch on the municipality's
Thanks Fellow Workers.
Mr. Halvorsen, in expressing
thanks to his fellow workers for
their cooperation during his term,
pointed out that the council haB
accomplished considerable during
the last two years. The Portland
road, between the city limit ana
the Fairgrounds road was opened;
Capitol street was opened and,
through the assistance of City At
torney Ray Smith, the. Oaks addi
tion was settled up. Approximate
ly $21,000 worth of lots were sold.
Considerable fire equipment was
akio bought and, during 1922, 37
blocks were paved.
"At no time have I regretted as-.
sumlng the office of mayor of Sa
lem," Mr. Halvorsen declared.
ROAD BONDS SOLD
TO NEV YORK FIRM
After carefully figuring and
considering all bids offered yes
terday for the coming issue of
$150,000 Marlon county market
road bonds, the bid of the Na
tional City Co. of Portland was
accepted by the county court.
When 15 representatives of
bond houses were presenting
their views as to whether the pre
mium of $8934 offered by the
National City Co. was the best
and highest bid, or whether the
proposition suggested by which
the court should reject all bids
and advertise its bonds at 4'i
per cent, the court decided to
consider the matter one week.
Later, when it was considered
that the offer of the Portland
company was figured on a basis
of 4.68 per cent for the bonds,
and with no assurance that bonds
even If advertised to draw i'A
per cent would net the county
larger returns, the county court
decided that the bona fide offer
of par for the bonds, plus the
$8934 premium was more Balls-
factory than taking a chance and
the expense of advertising an
other sale of bonds.
EMERGENCY BOARD PAYS
GUARD DEFICIENCY BILL
The state emergency board in
session here this morning author
ized a deficiency appropriation of
$1500 to cover the expenses in
curred by the Oregon national
guard in connection with relief
work at Astoria following the re
cent fire which wiped out the
business section of that city. The
meeting of the board was called at
the request of Adjutant General
White who explained to the board
this morning that more than 17
fiOO meals have been served from
the two rolling kitchens manned
by members of the guard.
Dublin. Dec. 29 (By Assoc!
ai,i PrMi.l Two men named
Murphy and Whclan were execnt
ed at Kilkenny this morning.
Privy Council Condemns
Policy of Kato Cabinet;
Action Is Unprecedented
Toklo, Dec. 29. (By Asso
ciated Press) The privy coun
ell today passed a resolution
condemning the policy of the
Kato cabinet. Such action is
unprecedented in the history
of Japanese politics. t
Salem to Install Officers
Tuesday National Chief
Comes Friday; Mem
bers Held Big Need.
Subsequent to its annual Instal
lation of officers, January 2, and
its conference with National Com
mander Alvln M. Owsley of Texas,
January 5, Capital Post No. 9,
American Legion, plans for 1923
the most sweeping program in its
History, according to George P.
Next Friday Commander Owaloy
wil arrive in Salem and will be
welcomed by representatives of
the local post. At noon there will
be given In his honor a luncheon
at the Marion hotel, after which
an Informal reception will be held,
i'o these all ex-service men and all
professional and business men of
the community are Invited.
To Install Tuesday.
The installation of officers, next
Tuesday, will be the first under
the new rtiual. The ceremonies
will be held at the Salem armory
at 8 o'clock. Dr. W. Carlton Smith
will serve as installing officer and
he will be assisted by Dr. C, B.
O'Nell. All ex-service men are in
vinted to bo present. Hundreds
of letters have been mailed to all
men whose addresses were known-
Mr. Griffith wtl bo Installed as
commander; Mller McGilchrlBt as
vice-commander; Brazier Small as
adjutant; Jake Fuhrer as finance
officer; Albert J. Anderson as
quartermaster; Irvln I. Lewis, as
chaplain, and Don Wiggins as his
torian. Members Are Wanted.
In the very near future, Mr.
Griffith- announced, a membership
drlv e will be thrown underway
which, he hopes, will result In a
membership of at least 600 men.
Already, he said, a number of re
cruits have been signed.
Plans for the year, he said, in
clude activities with a view to se
curing civic improvements of vari
ous kinds, and the Legion win en
ter into all branches of sport. A
basketball team already is at
work; a basehul team will be put
into the field this spring anu
football team next fall. Teams of
neighboring towns will be met.
Kenneth Brown Is manager oi
the basketball team anu wu
vn.,nir t nrtln as coach. Ma
terial which will insure a promis
ing quintet is already woruing
"I cannot emphasize too strong
ly the necessity for cooperation ot
all RY-servlce men, Mr. oiiusiu
declared. "W xpcct to do things
next year ot be a real factor in
accomplishing good for the com
munity and the Mrger our mem
bership the better are our chances
for making good."
rn to today noon, the following
eases have beeu set for t-ial in
Judge Percy R- Kelly's court, de
partment No. 1. for the January
term of the circuit court.,
v,inp. Hav. Jan. 4: F.llenger
ys Pogr.e, Willamette Grocery Co.
vs Skiff et al.
Thursday, Ja. 6: Lubowitz v
Silverton Food Co., Jleadrick ts
Wright et al.
Friday, January C: Stanfield
Attorneys were arguing tnis
afternoon before Judfe Kelly In
regard to time of Betting certain
uses and these will perhaps be
assigned a date this afternoon.
FOR BIG M
15 Indictments Returned
By Marion Panel Today
Dimmick And Crabtree
Crimes of varying degrees ot
gravity, crimes of many types r
charged with the IS true bills re
turned by the Marlon county
grand jury this afternoon. Among
the indictments brought were two
against Wayne A. DJmmlck and
Ernest Crabtree, sons of pioneer
Oregon families, who are charg
ed with assault and robbery
while armed with dangerous weap
ons. Specifically Dimmick and
Crabtree are accused of holding
up Charles E. Miller, a Salem
street car conductor, on the night
of October 18. They are accused
of various other crimes.
Three Are Freed
Three not true bills wers re
turned and in each ot these cas
es the defendant will be dismissed
Among those who will be releas
ed is Fred Larkln who was accus
ed of stealing a woman's coat
from Valium's store. The other
two dismissed are James Taylor,
charged with forgery and Arthur
Zlelke, accused of contributing to
the delinquency of a minor child.
Fred Bartow was indicted on
charge of burglarizing the Schel
clothing store and B. A. Cain for
Other indictments were as fol
lows: Clarence Clement, charged with
larceny of three overcoats, Decem
Sam Witty, charged with ob
taining money by false pretenses
from V. A. Oglethorpe.
Alfred II. Berg, charged with
unlawful connecting pipe to a gas
main April 1.
William L, Bryant, charged with
Indecent exposure July 10.
Paul Schlndler, charged with
wanton damage to milk owned by
W. D. Clark.
Martin Dletrlck, charged with
rape September 21.
Louis Hollweg, charged with
polygamy or marrying one Mary
Black while the husband ot Ger
William P. demons, charged
with forgery on September 28.
Lewis Mathews, charged with
larceny at the home ot Mrs. Paul
M. N. Crow, charged with as
sault with a dangerous weapon on
Roy Rowland, Salem taxi driver.
James W. Rozell, charged with
larceny of a saw November 11.
Washington, Dec. 29. Exten
sion of credits to Germany up to
a maximum of a billion dollars
for use In buying foodstuffs In
tho United States is proposed in
a bill introduced today by Sena
tor flurbum, republican, New
Mexico, and referred to the fi
The bill, whleh Senator Bur
sum Slid was framed "on sound
1-uslnesH Unci" would authorize
the secretary of the treasury to
pay American producers of food
stuffs for tbelr commodities pur
chased by the German govern
ment and alio to pay for the
transportation of such prodtictn.
(icrmany In return would place
as security, bonds secured by In
dustrial obligations and repay th
amount loaned wltliln ten years
and In the meantime pay Inter
est at 5 per cent.
LORD CUHZON TO CONFER
WITH PRIME MINISTER
Lausanne. Dec. 29. (By Asso
ciated Press) Muruia Curzon, the
British foreign secretary and head
of tho British delegation to the
Near East peace conference, plans
to leave Sunday for Paris, where
he will remain until Tuesday for
the purpose f conferring with
rrlme Minister Bonar Law In re
gard to the Near East situation.