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Mins Frankie Kiolet. (Photo by Price «£• Carter, Star ttaff photographers.)
VOLUME 23 26 BANDITS IN MOTOR FLEET ROB TRAIN! Home Brew Imbm"*!!*!**, with «r wiftwl Mrtiifti, and Imdm noUn, Urn, are getting it wtoe Mo hala- Ma thai in wear the brads, e • • BaQard girl win* the moving pic tan contest. Would you say she's bringing home the bacon, or would you modify It to say that she * bring lag the lard into Ballard? • e e That wm a bit crude, but dont Mama It on the editor of llocne Brew. Wo are worried these day*. We Just jtad the sun'* heat la growing less VtnM day by day. and In 400.700- i«. 000 thousand years IU light will fade. Seattle woman gets divorce be- Muje Friend Huatiand wouldn't give Tier a dim* for a cake of soap Still, meet anybody la likely to slip up oa a cake of soap. e e • Twenty *!* bandits held up one train, say* new* dispatch today. Ckwh! Another profesalon getting overcrowded! Or U It hecause they don't aend out as many trains now as they used to? • e e Ilaa-a-a-a-aCHKW f The coming of spring. The new mown grass. The slight cold In the head. The watery eyes. The Itchy noetrlla. The mighty sneese. The awful headache. The gratuitous advice of frlenda. The atomizer that won t work. The pollen serum shot In the arm. The sore arm. The further advice of friends. The I'lnoleum cure. The Increased headache. The mightier sneeze. The sniffle. The muttered curses. The continued headache. The grouch. The sneeze. « Hay fever! ANOTHER BUCK OF THE OLD HAM fYTneennea, ind., Commercial.) A 11 p«und aon wai born ye*t*r 4ay to Mr. and Mr*. Hemhell Hamn. The mother wa* Mary B. Krund. The father I* a we!! know* meat cutter and ha* a *mile that taken aa he hand* out the clears. Mother and take are doing fine. • • • At thla aeanon of the -year the neighbor*' chicken* are. heartlty In favor of open gardena openly ar rived at. e • e Y. p. A. rail* attention. In hla Ju*t Jy celebrated Conning Tower, to the fact that the fellow who wear* a •yntbetlr porcelain collar uaually haa Mm neck ahaved rough. Which may or may not adhere to facta, but we have noticed that chapa who wear tho*e O-O glaaw* frequent ly part their monicker* on the left aide.. • • • ■h OICH! fte bug house now hold* Mm Pratt, Bbe'* nutty, there'* no doubt; Wie changed her mind *o often that Hbe wore the blame thing out. • • • At' KKWAKf) (lone from thla life I* Ahner Heck. He a«ke<| hla wife To shave hla neck. P Weather Toniyht awl Sunday, fair: moderate westerly wtnd*. Tunpmturv l-a»t !t Hoar* Mutrnnm. M. Minimum. 44. Tnti; noon. I.' WOULDN'T BUY SOAP; ' MMTM k UtVVnUfiirS Husband Balked at Spend ing Dime, Wife Says; Chil dren Go Unwashed Rrfiwu of Clyde Matthews to give hi* wife 10 c*nts to bay a cake of **p with which to mh the chil dren'! faces for school, wrecked hi* home. ilr* Elizabeth Matthews wept bit terly on the witness stand Friday aa she explained to Judge A. W Fra ter th» domestic Clashes which. she said. Increased after the first quar re I had prepared the way. Her story led to a discussion be tween court and witness as to the disposition of her children. "The juvenile department ha* placed them with a public welfare organisation to offer for adoption." she said. The court wa* puzzled. "Did you consent to that?" Judge Prater asked. "No," she replied. Divorce Proctor Eugene Meat-ham Interrupted to make matters clear. "Who was George?" be asked sharply. "That wsa the man." Mrs. Mat thews replied, "that I ran away with." She waa granted a divorce. Loses Proposal, Girl Ends Life NEWARK. N. J., May 21.—Ura. Connelly, 19, committed iul cide In a movie theatre here after Kl. flier L. Broad wen. alao If, refused her proposal of marriage. Struck on Head by Fragment of a Saw Struck on the head by a piece of broken saw, Harold Coon. 21, em ploye of the Bryant Lumber Co.. Is In Lakeside hospital possibly fatally injured. The accident occurred at the com pany's mill In Fremont Friday night Coon Is unmarried and lives at 831» 2«th ave. N. New Shows at the Theatres YOU will find com plete information about the new shows in the advertising columns of The Star today. This is just another instance of the way the ads can he of service to you. Read them con sistently and persist ently. The Seattle Star •at*r*4 u t»*coo« ClaM Matter May I. !»»». »t Ihr Foatofflca »t ftrattl*. Kuh . undT th* Act of Centre** March 1. llTt. r*r Tw, by Mall. |S to |f MORETHAN 100 HEROES ONER JOBS 25 Ex-Scrvice Men Find Work Since Friday Thru Star Campaign The century mark was passed la The fttar's campaign to end unem ployment among World War veter ans of Beattle when Missr Laura C- CurwelL, assistant to the adjutant lof Rainier-NoJ>le poet. American , legion, reported Saturday that 2$ I more ea service men had been pro- I Ivlded Jobs since Frtdsy noon. Thl* makes a total of 103 Jobs filled during the week. At the same time Miss Curwell re ported 1» more Veterana listed for work. They are: Norman E Mitchell, fleacon 511. j preswr. tailor shop | Walter Anderson, (11 Third ave W . truck driver. Frank K. MrOlnnls. ISJO Roylston ave., time keeper, stock room clerk. William 11. Mllroy. 1711 Boren ave.. farmer, A. Hounds, 1911 Minor av*.. machinists helper. (I. A. Murphy. SOI Union si. pile 'driver englnetnan. It C. Ctalvert. Yesler hotel, store man. iv*an L. Andrew. 1411 11th are., book binder. Chester H. Burch. 110 Blaine St.. farmer, park helper. E. E. Reynolds. 211" Eighth ave IW . cement or brick work. fieorge W. Brandon. 2HOS Dear born st . brskemsn, togging road. J. V. Unkiliury. 7702 10th ave. 8. W„ auto helper. C. N Webb. 4121 W. Elmgrore St . anything, drives Chevrolet. Roy W. White, Liberty hotel. *alesman. general office typist. Edward Police, 4049 Lucille st-, 'machinery salesman, warehouse and j construction laborer. Win Phillip Dowle. 210 W. Lee St., janitor, warehouseman. Wm M Mahoney, 1110 Ferdinand st.. ezpert pa< ker household goods, truck driver. II E. Ammerman, 762 N. Ilth at., | auto mechanic, truck driver. I<ouls Wnnd, ISIS Boren ave.. store ; clerk With all the work that la coming Into Adjutant Hervey Llndley's of fice. rnmanre refuses to l>e Imrred. "We're Ixromlnit a matrimonial bure.-iu In addition lo several other | things." smiled Llndley as he told ; the story Heven month* ago there were In Seattle a young veteran and his xweet heart. One day the young man moved suddenly, and before he call ed the girl to tell her of the change, she, too. had gone to another Hddress lo live. In the meantime, both lived lln Heat tic. but could not find each other. Then the young woman. In rend lng the ||*ts of unemployed veterans printed In The Htar. came scrone her sweetheart's name. Hhe Immediately went to Adjutant IJndley and was given her flance'a telephone number. Tliey have arranged to meet Hun day. BBRTHOt'D, Colo—Lorln Mead'* only exi u«e fur atealing an nulomo bile wh* that he wanted to *ee If Kherlff Smith would nrre*t him "I voted for Hrnlth and Junt wondafed If he'd do hi* duty," Mead said. Hinllh did. THE WINNER! UNASSUMING LITTLE GIRL WINS GREAT MOVIE PRIZE I I rankle Klolet wlna The Star l?nl veraal Kllin company 11.000 moving picture conical. The girl who goea to Universal City thla aummer to pluy 10 weeka In tha moviea at a weekly aalary of $lOO. la one of a atrugcllng f imlly of eight children, tha daughter of a hard working llallard mllltnan, tha ■later of a valiant overawa* \eleran of the world war. She la a girl Seattle may be proud of without atlnt eweet. lovely, lov abla, demure, petite. Parlaian. «hy. To her the •■onteat hue been a wondroua fairy tale. 1... *t winter, when her father waa out of work. It waa her wagew from the Waahlngton theatre. where ahe waa caahler. that kept tha family going, paid the monthly Inatallmenta on their home at 7339 Hit ave. N. W. the lum. the grocery and butcher bill* Kven when Mr Klolet found work aa a burner tender at the Seattle On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise SEATTLE. WASH., SATURDAY, MAY 21. 1921. Strike While Tax Fire Is Hot! Mr. Home Owner, NOW Is Chance for Square Deal! Beiwre Smoke Screen! The expect edju* happening, ifc -mfjji¥TMr Maf tmpMiy wl «f to yrMttllat mi .jnan wh«t income ran* into thoimndt bat wko (MlpM «D local tutu because Kin wealth is not in real estate or mer chandise. In fear of a special session which would give home and property owner# the same square deal as in New York and California and a score of other states, the deceptive and .wholly unfounded assertion is being repeated that it would 'pass the buck from local officials to our state legislators. NOTHING IS FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH. * The meeting of the state legislature can in no sense in terfere with the reduction of expenses locally. Those who make any statement to the contrary LIE, and they lie de liberately and with malice aforethought. | The tax problem is too important, its solution has too di rect a bearing upon the prosperity of our state and city, to be screened by false and misleading propaganda. Our taxes are high or low because of two facts: 1. The cost of government—the overhead—the operating expenses salaries, rents, improvements, interest on bonds. 2. The sources of income—the tax system. Our local officials can deal, and MUST, with the firpt. It is their duty to reduce the overhead to the lowest possible i point. The cost of government must be slashed, and slashed .deeply. Taxpayers are in no mood to tolerate ANY extrav agance. That's only part of the tax solution, however. The other part is to see that the overhead is borne by everyone who should bear it—and the legislature alone can remedy the present defects in this respect. • • • THE SECOND PART of the tax problem is the one that certain influences now seek to cover up. They don't want it mentioned. They don't want it discussed. They're afraid of it. And they have a reason to be. For years I hey have looked upon Washington as the easy mark among the states of the I'nion because of its lax taxation system. The man who lives at the Arctic club and receives an income of $50,000 a year from stocks and bonds and bank interest, and mortgage intere.Ht, doesn't pay a nickel of | taxes for local purposes. The man who owns a $4,000 home, tho it may be mortgaged to the hilt, pays $l5O a year. And that is $l5O a year more than the rich slacker. Naturally, the wealthy slacker isn't worried in the least if the tax agitation is confined only to a demand upon local officials to reduce taxes. But when the tax agitation goes farther, when it begins to center attention on a vital sore rpot, when revision of the tax SYSTEM is demanded, when a special session of the legislature is urged, then he l>egins to wince. And he begins to worry. And the shoe begins to pinch. And the smoke screen is erected. It is then you hear this specious, unrighteous, selfish plea: "Never mind tax revision. All that's necessary is to cut local expenses." • • • r'S AN INSULT to your intelligence, Mr. Home Owner. This sort of thing is the same sop that has been thrown nt you year after year. A showing will be made that the tax levy had l>een cut a few mills, and you'll be expected to be satisfied. But you must not be satisfied with it. You must not be satisfied with anything that puts you at a disadvantage with the home owners in New York, and in California, and in Oregon, and in a score of other states. You've been the goat long enough. Whenever tax revis ion was attempted in the legislature, heretofore, it was killed in committee. The real tax slackers were able to do that in REGULAR sessions, when a multitude of other measures served them as smoke screens. In a special ses sion they couldn't get away with it quite that easy, be cause the eyes of the whole state would be upon them. And that's why they arc shaking in their boots at mention of a special best ion. Cedar Mill*. their combined warm nra no mora than aufflelent to keep up ex|>en»ee and drive away waul 'MINT Mlttl'.lt \IIIJv. I'M NO HAl'I'V Ho, when ah* waa told aha had won the contest. thai ahe w-aa aa aurr-d of $1(K) every week for 1# Aeeka and a chance to go on up and up In tha movie* and become a great ■tar ihe great atar. perlmpa—* lump came Into her throat and teara Into her eye* and It waa a long time before aha could apeak and My: "Oh. I am ao happy! I (urna I'm the happleat girl In tha whole world I'm ao happy I'm Juat miserable, I'm ao happy." The Judgea told her aeveral daya ago. Jurt after they hud given The Hlar their ' waled verdict" IhiU «u not to be opened until Saturday, It obvloua at ones that the winner muat be Informed, that plana for her (hopping tour and fare well reception might proceed and ar ningementa be made for her depart ure Houth. Hut the announcement wit* too much for her. Her happlneaa, the ruah Of hualneaa. the glaring llghta at the atudlo where aha worked be fore the camera nearly ail one night, all them thing* played her out. Yeaterday ahe waa unable to leave her bed. Iler ahopplng tour, plan n«d for today, had to be pontponed until Monday, and all her achedule. In like manner, van diarupted. DM'IKION KKMHKI) W KI»NK*I»AV KVKMMI Wednesday evening the Judge* reached their unanimous agreement and gave their verdict. Reluctantly the ne*i day they allowed It to be unwilled on the proralae that It be aprung aa a aurprlas. Accordingly, the conteat conductor Washington home owners are entitled to a square deal. They wolt't get that square deal on til the tax revision legislature ia called aad acts. The convening of the law makers will not prevent the city council, the county com missioners, the school board, and the port commission from reducing expenses in their various departments. • • • EVERY EFFORT must be exerted to secure every pos sible cut. The Star dedicates itself to this task fully as much as to the convening of a special session. There is no conflict between the two. Costs must be cut—and then levied upon ALL classes of wealth, not merely on homes and personal property. A special session NOW means two years saved—at least. Indeed it means that unless it is called now, there is dan uer of getting no tax revision at all for 10 years or more. Strike, Mr. Home Owner, NOW, while the tax fires are hot! If you delay, you may never get the square deal you are entitled to. , Beware of the smoke-screeners. Don't be sidetracked. You've got to have the special session of the legislature, or you will remain, beyond the peradventure of any doubt, is you have been heretofore— THE TAX GOAT! ENGINEERS TO STUDY TAXES A comprehensive Study of the tax itlon problem will bo undertaken by the Seattle Chapter of the American Association of Knglneers. This wan derided at a meeting held Friday night. The plan contemplates four de partment* research, budget, taxa tion and administration. A central '■ornmlttee of 13 1* to be organised, consisting of men from various walks of life. The committee Is to have an attorney and a business man for treasurer. The aasoclatlon offered to contribute 10 per cent of Its revenues towards this work While the committees to be organ l*ed by the central cinnmlttee will be composed of volunteers, there will be an executive secretary, clerk*, auditors, accountant* and statisti cian* who will be on pay. The woe* of the homeowner were presented at a meeting In the old Rallard city hall Friday evening. A. M. Frit*, executive secretary of the Voters' Information League,,pre sented the general condition*, and ■lame* Stephens, former school archi tect. called attention to the growth of school costa. Tong Men Attack and Fire Building SACRAMENTO, May ll.—Chinese tong war In Northern California took a more serious turn when today more than 60 member* of the Hop Sing tong cornered a group of Ring Kong* In a general merchandise store at Locke, set fire to the store and began shooting into the burning building. Oil Strikf Rumor at Forks Denied Tteport that a tfch oil strike had been made at Forks, Wash., IS miles from Tort Angeles, circulated In Seattle Saturday, was denied by representatives on the spot. As nearly as can be ascertained, the rumor Was started by Seattle person* who were visiting the vicinity of Forks. Kxtemdv* oil prospecting la balng carried on In tlmt district. went Ut the Waahlngton theatre at 717 Klrat ave.. where Frankla waj aented In the ticket window. «al llad and told her the Judge* war and aeveral other gy-la to report at The Hiar at * 30 that arenln*. before I *o.' the Jpdge* and other conteat otth Mt at The Star. ■ At 1.30 ahe came. Hhe came alone, wearing the aim pie little blue dreaa and f|aln blue hat that ahe heraelf had rrwule, the aim* ahe had worn each time ahe had been called for teat film*. She amlled ahyly aa ahe entered and went haxhfully to a chair In a comer. She appeared tired It waa quite plain ahe had not gueeaed. The Judgea and other official* re tired to another room Alonzo Victor !>ewta, the aculptor, who had aerved aa one af the Judge*. waa aaked to make tha announcement when 7F™ LATE EDITION DIDN'T TAKE HARD LIKKER Liquor—whether he drank It or whether he didn't —Is the big ques tion aroand which center* the di vorce cane of Ida C. Carlson and Carl j B. Carlson, being heard bjr John D. Jurey, sitting as special Judge in the superior court. Mr*. Carlson Instituted the action, claiming her husband drank exces sively. flew into violent rages which required men to hold him and that ho has frightened covenants of their house near Fort Lawton as badly as he has scared her. Carlson, In his answering affidavit, sets forth that he Is an exceptionally Industrious and well-behaved man. tie exploits the subject of drinking thus: "I put a little whisky In my coffee on the day before Christmas, when I canv> In from the woods drenched with rain. I have taken a few sips of blackberry wine which my wife made from berries on our premises. I drank It because she was so proud of her product and I wanted to picture her." He asserts that only a small quan tity of whisky Is In the house, and that Is there because a woman friend of Ills wife brought It there, explain ing that a man representing himself as a federal prohibition agent had given it to her after he had arrested loading liquor on a boat. Carlson is a metal trades worker. He and his wife were married in Portland in 191*. They have a 6-' year-old son. Many spectators are i at the hearing. Two More Confess to Bombing Plot CHTCAC.O, May Sl.—Two new confessions frorrf men accused In connection with the bombing and slugging plots In Chicago's labor troubles, were announced by police today. James Sweeney, leader of the ding which bombed scores of build ings here, and Andrew llartlett, ac cused of being the chief bomber, confessed, Chief of I*olice Charles FiUmorrta announced. i Fraokle «u hroujfht In. "Mr In my throat," ha aald, "bat 111 do it." t Ha #nd (he contest conductor wilt * out to where the winner. parentis * *lfr«j. jut t che haul dona vnnaj \ unif* durlnr the onnteat i>renioUstJr. » HAUNT KXI'KfTKD SHK WOI'IJ) WIN At do um« had sbe axpeeted «h« I would win. "Where are the other gtrliT" ab« »«kM "Home of them usually ret here l»fore I do." "They'll tie alone." the roc doctor lied axuln. "We'll have to so ahead without them," liewl* ndded. "If you'll juat step In, Mlaa Klolet." The conductor opened the door Into the JudreH* room. The girl «im<* forward, hesitated, puled a llt fT urn to I'ag* 4, Column !) TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE SIX TRUCKS HAUL LOOT FROM SCH Cars of Merchandise Are Robbed in Organized At tack on N. Y. Central NORTH TONA WANDA. Jf. T, May 21—Bandits today stopped t westbound fast freight on the Nnr York Central railroad on the San born branch near here, held the fir*-, man and engineer at bay with re volvers, robbed ears of merchandlM valued at IM.OOO and escaped. About !• bandits took part ta tba holdup and six motor trucks «*n used to haul away the loot. The train was stopped as It was rolng up a heavy grade. The It ban dits were all armed and the crew wa« easily overpowered. The robbers stopped the train (tor fully 45 minutes to remove the loot Seventeen can were broken opea, and when the train reached Look* port later, it was described by rail road men as "half empty." The holdup was well planned, de tectives said. Scores of detectives and puts are scouring the country hereabouts, but no doe to the robbers was obtained. ■ • • Lone Robber Holds Up Overland Mail SACRAMENTO, May 21 Postal authorities and sheriffs and police posses today were engaged In a wide spread investigation of the robbery of the mallear of the Southern Pa cific Overland Limited near New castle last night. More than 200 men in sheriffs and polios posses are searching for the robber, who overpowered Mall Clerk Ralph Decker, sorted over the It hags of first-class mall carried, and escaped with seven bags filled with mall after forcing Decker to stop the train. Postal Inspector Lewis of San Francisco has been going over the list of mall said to be in the car at the time of the robber}-. "If the bandit got anything vat liable from the car It was purely ty accident," stated King. Currency or checks might hav* been sent in the mall without tj»# letter having been registered and it was only on this possibility that the holdup would have netted the bandit anything. King believes. The robber boarded the train either at Rosevllle or Sacramento. As the train sped east, he entered the mall coach thru the end door. Mall Clerk Decker says he was sort ing mall at the time, when he waa struck on the head with a blackjack, bound and gagged and rolled on th« floor. Helpless, Decker watched the ban dit lock both end doors of the mall car, then quickly go thru 21 sacks of mall, picking out letters and pack ages that seemed to contain valu ables. He made this selection with in 10 minutes. Decker said, and put his selections In seven mail sacks. Suddenly looking at his watch, the bandit ordered Decker to arlsO and pull the emergency cord. The train groa ned to a stop a mile east of Newcastle, 2S miles from Sac ramento. An automobile was wait ing at the side of the mall car when the bandit threw the car door open. By the light shed from the interior of the car he had Just robbed, the bandit tossed the seven mall sacks Into the automobile and it* &il»eg aped away.