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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 20, 1920)
OFFICIAL 1'Al'Kn OF
Fourteenth Year No. 3850
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1920
Price, Five Cento
THE NORTH POLE
'Jlcnr-Ailmlrnl IUiIm-H K. l'cary Hue
rumlM After Lingering IIIiuwh;
Achieved (ionl Tlint 70O Prrvlou
KtplortTM Frilled to Attain,
WASHINGTON. Feb 20. Hoar
.Admiral Robert Edwin Peary, rctir
od, Arctic explorer and discoverer of
tho North Pole, died hero today with
anemia attor sovoral years' Illness. Ho
-will be burled with full naval bon
om. Admiral Peary submitted to n
blood transfusion tea days ago,
jtKmhtmttmru f hn,.3GtlL. tranaf union with
1 two yearn. Tho effort to mnl
fiL tain hla stronath was unsuccessful
itf jind ho gradually grow woaVor until
It wan on the afternoon of SptM
1wr 6, 1909 that the following (ew
-worda reported to tho civilized world
for tho flrt time thla crowning a--chlovoment
of three centuries of cf
tort: "Indian Harbor, via Capo liny, N.
TV, September 6 To TIio Associated
Tress, Now York.
'8tars and Stripes Nulled to North
Poary'M actual attainment of the Polo
lad been Jun five months bofore, on
-April C, 1909.
WhoU thla dispatch o.tine, the
-world was, quite unknown to Peary,
.already praising Dr I'rederlck A.
Cook as tho dlscovcror OnIy( four
-days provloiiH to tbu Peary announce
ment, Cook, who was on his w.iy
'hack to Copenhagen on board a Dan
ish steamer, had telegraphed the
claim that lie reached the '-polo on
.April 21, 1908 nearly a year ahead
White Dr. Cook's claim dtuVuot go
.unquestioned from tho first, ho had
four days at least beon widely ac
claimed ns the discoverer of , tho Pole.
"With Peary's mossago there arose
ono of tho greatest controversies of
.all ages over tho liouor of actual first
discovery. There can be no ono who
has forgotten tho dispute. Peary's as
sertions wore not seriously question
ed, but among newspaper ronders
thoro came to be two great camps,
for and against Cook.
Peary with his record of seven sue
ossful trips to tho Arctic, his offlc
lal standing In tho United States
Navy and In scientific circles, easily
held tho rommundlug position In tho
controversy. Hut it was only after tho
-scientific bodies ono by one had sift
d tho ovldonco und pronounced
Cook's claims unfounded that Peary's
tltlo as dlscovorer of tho Polo was
Tho bitterness of this eplsodo Is
only ono Item In tho prlco which
Poary paid tor tho Immortal fnnio
.tlint Is now acknowledged to be his.
Ho spent pnrctlcnlly all ho had in
monoy, gnvo all that was In him for
hard work, and suffered all that tho
human framo could onduro from
hi iiKor. cold and disappointment. He
'' mado eight Journeys Into tho Arctic,
-spont upwards of half a million dol
lars and several times ho barely es-
capod tho death which in various
-forms had been tho fnto of more than
700 explorers before him.
Tho first Btop that lod Peary to-
"ward tho Polo was taken in Wash
ington ono day when ho walked Into
a book store to browso and picked MP
-n fugltlvo account of Greenland. Ho
liocnmo nn Insatiable roador On tho
subjoct of tho Arctic.
Ho was thon 30 joors old. Ho was
1)orn In Cresson, Pa., In 18515. His
fathor died when ho was threo years
old, and his mothor took him to Port
land, Mo., whora ho spent his boy
hood, roaming about Casco Bay. Ho
went to Dowdoln Coltego, won fame
thoro as a runner and jumper, and
stood In tho honor column of scholar
ship. It was a little later that he had
gono Washington to work as a
draugbf'sfhan in the Coast and Geod
etic BUjroy oinces. tie spent um
spare tlmo studying civil engineer
ing and passed In that branch Into tho
naval sorvlce. Ho became Lieutenant
Peary, TJ. B. N,
. His first assignment was to the
tropics. He was a leader of the sur
veying for the Nlcaraguaa , canal
-roiito.. It, was when be returned to
(Continued on Paga Five)
ON INJURED LEG
X Kay examination of the rlclit
leg of II. II Jenkins, grocerymiiu,
who wiih In J ti rod accidentally )uiturf
day when struck by an automobile
that he was displaying to a prospec
tive purchaser, showed that tho bono
had boon badly crushed, necosiltat
Ing an operation.
Tho operation was performed tills
morning by Drs. Soulo. Lamb and
Goddard, who mado an Incision ex
posing tho injured bono, which was
then sutured with tendons.
Tho physicians expect that I ho In
Jury will keep Mr. Jenkins confined
to bis bed for some time. It may be
three or four months before bo will
be able to uso the leg to any extent
FATHER OF CITY
Dr. A. A. Boulc, city hoalth offi
cer, today received word of the death
01 nis miner, yinuiuw numc, .
homo at Montague, Cal., nt 3 o'clork
this morning. Dr. Soule left thl-t
afternoon by automobile to attend
the funeral und will bo nbscnt for two
or threo days.
lJesldoB the local phslclan, tho
decedent Is survived by a widow and
threo children, Mrs. D. C. Khrhart of
Ilornbrook, Mrs. George Drown of
Mnntueuo. mid Clarence Soule of
Andrew Soule wnH pnst 88 jonrs
of .iite. He had been fnillng for
some tlmo and his death was not un
expected. He was a native of Now
York stnto and one of tho early Cal
ifornia pioneers, having crosicd the
plains by ox team In 1854, suffering
many hardships by tho way nnd hav
ing many hairbreadth escapes from
the Indlnns. His party was the next
behind a band of Immigrants massa
cred at !loody Point, but the, mili
tary expedition from Yroka hsd
7 V ?.' . ... . ... t .!...
tamed the hostile Modocs and tney
wore not harmed.
Mr. Soule In all tho years since haB
resided In SUklyou county. In the
early days ho mined extensively and
In later ypars devotod his attontion
to stock-raising and farming.
WILL BE MAILED
Ilecauso of tho health board's
order against public gatherings, tho
American Legion will not hold a
meeting, as planned, Sunday for tho
presentation of tho French memorial
certificates of gratitude to tho rela
tives of soldiers who died in tho
IiiBtoml tho memorials will bo
malted today. Eleven certificates
will bo forwnrded. ,, T.ho local .post
lias tho naAies"o'f HinoniyljOj wore
killed or dltd Intthpfsorvlco, hujtho
relatives of 'tlneo of them, If any
survive, are unknown.
Following are tho names of tho
docoased scrvico men and the nemos
and addresses of relatives who will
receive tho certificates: Van A. Corn
ish, Mrs. Clara Davison, 412 N. 11th
St., Klnmnth Falls, Ore.; Frank R.
Tucker, Mrs. Maudo Tuckor, 339
Michigan nnd Monlowny, Klojnath
Falls, Ore.; Ed F. Parker, Mrs. L. A.
Parker, C10 N. 11th St., Klamath
Fulls, Ore.: Albert V. Hamilton, Hul
da Hamilton, 1205 Worden Ave.
Klamath Falls, Ore.; Thomas J. Grif
fin, ,H. V. Griffin, Chtloquln, Ore.;
Raymond I. Tower, CharloUo I. Tow-
or, Worden, Ore.; Don C. Redfiold,
Fannie W. Itodfleld, Klamath Falls,
Ore,; James H. Doggs, T. F. Hoggs,
Lorella, Ore.; James 13. Parazoo, Mrs.
Ellon Asvads, In care of Reservation,
Chlloquln, Ore,; Albert W. Jones,
Mrs. C. W. Kalor, 203 Michigan Avo
Klamath Falls, Ore.; Cecil O. Weeks,
Mr, Honry J. Weeks, Klamath Falls,
WAITER LHFT $35,000
SAN. FRANCISCO, Feb. 20. Tho
$35,000 estate left by Harry Hast
ings, a waiter at tho Elk Club here,
will go to the state because tho. pub
lic administrator has been unable to
locate any relatives. Hastings came
here from tho east 25 years ago.
NO PAPER MONDAY.
For reasons given on Page 4
'4 of this Issue, thore will be no
paper Issued on Monday,
PH SICIIN DEAD
HEED WOMAN ' CUBING ORDER
IS SUilODl U END SUNDAY
Word has been received here of
tbn deuth at tho home of her son
at Gnlt, Cal., of Mrs. Margaret
Itoutloy, affectionately known as
"Grandma" Houtlcy, mother of Mrs.
Burntll Short and James Dixon of
Klamath Falls, Mrs. Maud McDonald
of fforth Dukota, und John Dixon of
Gait, Cal. ,
Mrs. Houtlcy was past SO year
old. She. was born In Newry, Ire
land, and emigrated to Ontario
Canada, when a small child.. Shu
grew up there and was twice marT'
rlcd. After the death of her hus
band, about 25 years ago, she came
to Oregon and has since made hcrl
home with her daughter and sons
here and In California. Most of the
time was passed with her son and
daughter in Klamath county. She
bad lived here for about 20 years,'
mostly with her daughter, Mrs.
For the past ten years she had
been practically helpless with para
lysis und rheumatism. Her death
was due to the natural dissolution
brought about by ago. Besides her
children she is survived by two
brothorH, who live In Ontario, Can
ada, Two slhtcrs died about a eur
Tho body will arrive hero tonight
and bo taken to tho Durrell Short
homo. The funeral will be held Sun
day afternoon, from the church o'
Mt. Lnkl, and Interment will take
place in the Mt. Lakl cemetery.
HALTS I. W. W. TRIAL
MONTESANO, Feb. 20. The trial
of ten I. W. W. members for the
murder of Warren Grimm was halted
temporarily today by the illness of
Edward' Parr, . Juror. Physicians
sald,4t was unsafe to ask him to at
tend the trial, due to a high fever.
The Judge decided 'to postpone tbo
sessions. Tbo Washington laws prel
vent tho separation of tho Jurors; so
discharge of Parr as a juror and sub
stitution of ono alternate can be
mado only in caso of u probable
lengthy delay In tho trial. Three
alienists are to examine Loren
Roberts, one of tho defendants, In
an effort to determine his sanity. Ho
Is alleged to have made n confession.
The defense claims he Is Insane.
TO ATTEND CONCLAVE
At n meeting of local Masons last
evening urrangomonts were mado for
a special Pullman coach to carry tho
Klamath Falls delegation to the
Pflent reunion of tho Ancient and Ac
cepted Scottish Rites Masons and the
nllgrimago at tho Ashland Shrine, to
be held at Eugene, March 5 and G.
Fifteen local members of tho fra
ternlty havo signified their Intention
of taking the trip and they met last
night, to perfect plans for trnnsporta
tion. Most of tho party wilt tako the
Scottish Rlto and Shrine degrees on
this occasion. A few have already had
Thoso who have signified their in
tention of going nre: George Burton
Jack Kimball, Marion Hanks, Dave
Lennox, Oscar Peyton, Frank Ward,
Merle West, Curt Sctzor, Lloyd
Iirownell, C. J. Ferguson, Glenn Gar
rett, Oliver Splkor, A. B. Epperson,
Emmttt Mngee, and A. J. Voye. Dr.
Truax and W, E. Lamm mny go if
their business pormlts.
Tho pilgrims havo a program ar
ranged that will not fall to nttrnct at
tention of the natives In tho parts to
which they Journey, and both en
route and during tho conclave their
allegiance nnd loyalty to Klamath
Falls will bo plentifully heralded,
Tho spoclal car will leavo hore
March 4, and will return March 7
THR nOV SCOUTS
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 5. (By
Mall.) The Boy Scout movement is
looked upon with favor in Mexico.
Its expansion in the-ropubllc Is to bo
under direct supervision of tho De
partment of War which has recently
appointed a commission to visit tho
United States and Latin-American
countries' with a view to establishing
a close relationship among the var
Regardless of any action the health
hoard may take toward lifting the
ban on public gatherings Sunday, tbo
Presbyterian, Methodist, First Bap
tist and Emmanuel Baptist churches'!
will hold ho meetings, it was an
nounced, by the Rev. E. P. Lawrence
today after a conference, of pastors.
Tbo Christian church may hold
services ,lf the order is lifted. Dr.
bouie latlmatod today that If the
courthouse hospital was pperatlng by
Riindnyj permitting the Isolation of
the cases now s'catfejed throughout
the city in the lodging houses, the
ban on' public gatherings might be
lifted. ;There are about 15 cases re
ported tin various rooming houses
and hotels. ,
, Beds' are 'Instated la the court
house .building and It has been
cleaned, heated and lighted, bnt the
bedding shipped by regional Red
Cross :hcadquarters ialled to arrive
last night. It Is expected tonight.
however. If It comes, the hospital
will be ready at once and the closing
order against public gatherings, un
less there are more developments,
win probably be lifted Sunday.
j , -
Dennis Franklin Lakey, aged ono
yoar ufcd seven months, was burled
this afternoon at the Mt. Lakl ceme
tery with his mother, Mrs. Rebecca
Lakey,; from the Whltlock chapel.
Tho mother died Wednesday, leaving
a Husband, Levl'Lakey, and the
child. The Infant passed away last
night from pneumonia, the same dls
ea3V,tbat caused the mother.'s death.
jiuau "f! ufAi'
CharleetSt. Peters, aged 64 years.
died Ibis morning at the county in
firmary. Death 'resulted from in
firmities attendant upon his age. As
far as is known, he is without rela
tives. ' . It
SIERJULL WOMAN VICTIM
Mrs. Lydla Todd of Merrill died
last night from pneumonia, accord
ing to a message received by Earl
Whitlock, funeral director. She
leaves a son In Portland, who has
been notified of her death. Funeral
arrangements are awaiting the son's
ON O. A. C. ANNUAL
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Feb. 20. Mildred L.
Thrasher of Klamath Falls received
montion in tho Barometer, official
publication of the student body, for
work done on the Beaver annual, the
"Students of tho art department,"
says the item, "with tho help of F.
D. McClouth, professor of art, are
working hard on Illustrations for tho
"Only thoso connected with tho
work can realize tho effort and tlmo
required for these illustrations.
Some students are employing every
vacant hour in the school week, and
Saturdays and Sundays also, to finish
tho work, as the time is short.
"Tho work being done by the
students Is of high quality and all
are willing and axiaus to help. They
are determined to make this year's
Beaver the best possible, The work
In illustration of this group of
students not only adds to tho interest
of the annual, but the experience
gained Is of value to thoso Intending
to continue tho study of art."
WITHIN DAY OF KACH OTHER
ews nas been recelvod here of
tho death at Beatty, February 17. of
Mrs. Delia Hutchinson, wife of John
Hutchinson, an.d tho death of their
son,' Rudolph Hutchinson, on the fol
lowing day. Death of both, mother
and son is attributed to pneumonia.
COALS TO NEWCASTLE
EUREKA. Cal., Feb. 20. Hum
boldt county, Cat., Swiss cheese has
been skipped Q Switzerland where it
Is having a ready sale, accerding: to
tbe Central California creameries,
nkw york o. o. v. is tor
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. Im
mediate ratification of the
peace treaty with the Senato
ratifications retaining for the
United States Its right to with
draw from the league of nations
on proper notice, and the dec
laration against Article Ten In
it present form, was advocated
In a platform adopted today by
the New York State Republican
'Emphasis Is laid on the de-
mand. for protection by the
treaty'for the Monroe doctrine,
both "In letter and in spirit."
Arthur B. Clark of Spokane,
Wash-, has purchased 1400 acres of
tule land near Midland from L.
Jacobs and plans to plant it (bis
spring. Mr. Clark has been here for
the past three weeks looking the tule
land possibilities over. The deal
with Mr. Jacobs was closed today.
Mr. Clark has bad a great deal of
experience with Washington swamp
lands and is said to be one of the
largest operators In reclaimed land
in the state. He has been operating
in this class of farming for the last
He is leaving at once for Spokane
but plans to return here next month
with tractors and fanning outfit to
put the land in shape for planting
this season. He is well pleased with
bis purchase and sees big possiblll
ties in its development for the
growing of potatoes, onions and
other vegetables, although he will
probably start with grain and alfalfa
;jHy, Is leaving with the intention
of interesting friends in Klamath?
county tule lands and when he re
turns expects to bring some of 'them
back with him to purchase more
acreage In this tract.
WANTS TO MEET THE
O. A. C. ALUMNI TONIGHT.
W. L. Kadderly, a representative of
the Alumni association of the O. A. C.
is in the city and wishes to meet all
the alumni and ex-students of the
O. A. C. at tho County Agents office
in the Swanson building this evening
at eight o'clock.
Farm Bureau Items
L. A. West, chairman of the live
stock committee of the county farm
bureau, as a representative of the
committee has left for northern Ore
gon and Washington to select the
carload of pureblooded Shorthorn
heifers., which the livestock commit
teo will bring into Klamath county
for auction. The sale will be held
sometime in March.
Mr. West will bo Jointed at Corval
lls by an expert from the animal hus
bandry department of the Oregon
Agricultural college, who will accom
pany him and lend his aid and advice
in the selection of the Shorthorns.
Tho livestock committee s repre
sentatives will also choose some 20 or
25 Shorthorn calves for distribution
among the members of tho county
boys' and girls' Industrial club.
These calves will bo raised by tho
young folk for exhibition at the coun
ty fair, at which time prizes will bo
awarded. Tho stock will then De
auctioned. Tho young people who
raise them will have the privilege of
The livestock committee has been
working on tbl3 plan for Improving
tho county's livestock ever since tho
organization of the farm bureau and
has the detatls well worked out. The
community will watch with Interest
The carload of sulphur recently or
dered 'Is here, announces County
Agent Thomas, and 1500 pounds of
alfalfa seed has also arrived. Both
are at the O. K. Transfer company's
warehouse for distribution.
W, L. Kadderly of the Oregon Ag
ricultural college, leader of the coun
ty agricultural agents of the state, Is
hero conferring with E. H. Thomas,
county agent, on the progress of agri
cultural work in Klaniath county.
President's Communication to Euro
pean Powers Said to Offer Gromd
for Adjudication of Adriatic HltB
tfen; Tone Is Firm.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Th
position of the American govern
ment on tho Adriatic settlement has
been made so plain in President Wil
son's reply to the Allied note that it
is believed that the answer from th
European powers will provide tho
basis for a final settlement rn." tho
The President is understood to
have made it perfectly clear that to
United 8tates cannot accept the set
tlement reached by the Allied,
premiers, as concurred in by Italy
and made the subject of the ultima
tum to Jugo-Slavla last month. It
is also made clear that the enforce
ment in the Adriatic of the terms of
the secret treaty of London, mada
before the United States entered th
war, would be wholly unacceptable)
to this country.
GOES TO CONFERENCE
Rev, W. B. Stewart, who is state
supply pastor for the Baptist con
vention board and who has been,
supplying for the Emmanuel Baptist?
church in this city for a month, re
turned to McMlnnville Saturday.
From there he will go to Portland to
attend the state pastors' training
conference to be held in the First
Baptist church in that city, March.
3 to 5.
Rev. Mr. Stewart is doing splea-
dld work in Oregon, supplyiac
churches (bat. are pastorless aair
placln'gf pastor in 'sucir-churches as
soon as "possible. He hopes to plaoa
a pastor in this field 'soon.
I. W. 'IV. CONVICTED
MONTESANO, Feb. 20. Elevea
alleged I. W. W. members, charged
with criminal syndicalism under th
statutes1 of Washington, were found,
guilty in the court of Superior Judge
Von Sbeeko. Thirteen originally
were charged, one being dismissed!
for lack of evidence, another because
of illness preventing him from at
tending the trial. All the defendants
were arrested in southern Washing
ton, shortly after the CentraUa
Armistice day shootings. The trial
was held across the' hall from Judge
Wilson's court, where , ten alleged
I. W. W. are being tried for murder.
The trials have been running con
currently. O O
Telegraph Tabloids I
o : o
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Tho
principle of universal military train
ing as part of the nation's future
military policy was approved by tho
House Military Committee today by a
vote of 11 to 9.
LONDON, Fob. 20. Bolshevlkl
forces havo captured Archangel on,
the White Sea, according to a wire
less from Moscow. The "Whites"
have abandoned the town and their
troops have Joined the Bolshevlkl,
the message said. Bolshevlkl posses
sion of the city would mean a mater
ial weakening of the Dvlna line. On
February 18th, the Bolshevlkl were
reported by the British war office to
be seventy miles south of Archangel.
THE HAGUE, Feb. 20. Before,
answering the last Allied note rela
tive to the extradition of the former
German Emperor, the Dutch govern
ment is expected to assure Itself that
the erstwhile Monarch is willing to
settle down for life at Doom, and.
not disturb the world's peace further.
It Is understood .he is willing to ac-
cepUDoorn as a haven.
NW YORK, Feb. 20. Wllsoa
Welsh Adams, American Mine Super
intendent, has been released by MexU,
cambandlts and arrived safely at SaU
tlllo, a telegram received today says.
It s unknown whether a ransom was
paid or whether troops made tat
rescue. t . ..