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THERE 13 NO SUBSTITUTE FOR CIRCULATION Daily average for November 60S0. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation. Umber Associated Press Full leased wire service. " TT THE WEATHER OREGON: Tonight and Saturday gen erally fair, contlned cold; moderate winds, mostly easterly. -. Local: Snow 5 Inches; max. 26; min. 20; cloudy; north wind; river . feet. 1 Ti vo 1 Jkp SIV ' FORTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 298 TT gtTwt ;': " ; " - ' ' : - ' v .- " bALhM, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1922 pt?tpv twa PTrMTQ ON TRAINS AND NEWS n ff rSSSL n f1 ' PSSa fS p : I ' : nu iWU LINIS stands five cents IgLLEgJgllES CQ11BTTEE: SURflRflOWS m nnTT nftH li ,i i " : : - . mum KLAN DANGER NATION WIDE Governors Are Warned Growth of Organization Means Destruction 0 Present Government. White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Pec. 15. Characterizing the Ku Klui Klan as "one of the greatest menaces ever confronting our na tional or civic life," Governor 01 eott of Oregon, speaking before the governors of the United States Jn annual copference here last night, uttered a warning to other states of the union against the encroachment of this organ Iza tlon which, he declared, has al ready made its presence so strong ly felt in his own state. "Whither are we drifting?" Governor Olcott demanded. "Is the nation to be drawn with the tide into the troublous whirl pools of discontent, buffeted from one rock to another, swirled in the eddies of fate? Or can It bach water and face about up stream, to regain that solid and firm an ehorage which will keep it secure igalnst the stress and storms of time and eternity? Oregon Good Example "In Oregon we have had an ex ample or what may become a na tional crisis. We have seen the In junctions of our forefathers dis obeyed; we have seen class array- id against class; neighbor against neighbor; we have seen families divided; communities split; we have seen cities where for years nothing but peace and amity had Misted between neighbor and neighbor torn into contending fa.; tlona, where men went armed with guns where deeds of violence were perpetrated under the guise of law enforcement, and where all had once been peace, harmony and (Continued on Page Ten.) m Carolina GOVERNORRISES TO DEFEND KLAN White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Dec. 15. State executives nttnA- jlng the fourteenth annual confer pace of governors here turned I from their conference discussions today to an inspection of coal pines near Beckley after engaging .ft midnight in the first flurry of 4UC18 which has marked the 1 sessions. J Prohibition and the Ku Klu J were tbe two questions phich brought a clash of views j"en the meeting was thrown Hea 10 debate shortly before mid slight after an addrs hv p.Ar. for Olcott of Oregon in which he ,ieQ the klan as a national iuicuace. 4 n I "uvernor Morrison of North j ne opposed .Introduction in inference of either the klan Prohibition questions, which ?M previously been brought up y Governor Parker of Louisiana VrM, , , ess in whicn he declared Inhibition was a farce and that 7? Rl should be federal legislation. Ularly did he obJect. Mr. prison said, to Governor Park- - i ine comerence $l,000 Forfeit qtnfi8-61"3 ite.The, CaPital Journal that the 5pJ hTrhorf fT? t0 tae,aya.y advertising now car ried by Ihe Capital Journal claiming the largest circula tion m the field. The Capital Journal has no quarrel with the States man and does not believe in newspaper squabbles. It believes m a live and let live policy. It does not seek statesman business. It believes in newspaper competi tion in all fields and believes that a morning newspaper is a community asset for Salem. . The Capital Journal however, has no intention of losing any of its business on false pretenses. It has now and has had for years by far the largest paid circulation in balem and vicinity, an authenticated audited and proven paid in advance circulation. . The Capital Journal has deposited $1,000 in Ladd & Bush bank to be forfeited to the new Salem hospital if an audit of the circulations of both The Capital Journal and the; daily Statesman, conducted by the Audit Bureau of Circ? ... is. whose auditor is now in Slfm show t,' .? le Capital Journal has at least. 1.000 mr, ion than the Statesman, the Statesman to 0 to the hospital if it does not have within Subscribers of The Journal's circulation, is made for immediate acceptance. sers should not buy a pig in a poke, but w what they are buying in the number of. a paper has. The Journal's circulation is Audited and its books are open to all. To place flman in the same Diane. The Journal will nv the entire cost of the above audit and of its membership in the Audit Bureau of Circulation. paid ci forfeit -5 1,000 This A' s shou " subs regi?5 theM. Salem, Dec. 14. THE CAPITAL JOURNAL, George Putnam, Publisher. (From the Statesman December 15) The Statesman will not, under any pretext, be drawn into brawls or controversies with its competitors. Thii has been its policy under the present management, and1 , this policy will continue. We believe in the Golden j Rule, in the - newspaper business, as in other callings. We have no quarrel with competitors. The Statesman has the number of actual subscribers published at the head of the paper from day to day, or from time to time. ! They are not all "paid" subscribers, or paid in advance, according to the rules of any auditing concern ; because, for nearly 72 years, The Statesman has given credit to reliable patrons, and it does not wish or expect to depart from this custom. The subscription books of The States man are open to any interested party, to show the truth of its circulation statements. We do not seek to tear . down any legitimate business. We work and hope for, the good and prosperity of all in every line of honorable endeavor, and we expect to adhere to this course and to conduct our business, as in the past, with every regard for the highest good of the country, the state, and the city of Salem and its ever widening patronizing territory. IN OTHER WORDS, THE MORE. PAPERS GIVEN AWAY THE BIGGER THE CIRCULATION. Jesse Webb, Prison Editor, GrantedFidl PardonBy Governor STATE SEEKS TO REGULATE PHONE TRUST Public Service Commis sum Wants Access To Records of Parent Com pany In Probe. In an attempt to force down on the part of the American Telegraph & Telephone company as the real power behind the throne which guides the destinies ana garners the profits of the tele yuoue ousiness In Oregon, the puonc service commission today called upon Attorney General Van Winnie tor an opinion as to wnether the American company is a "public utility" subject to the jurisdiction of the Oregon regula tory Body. Heretofore, the commission points out, efforts at rate regula tion in this state, as in all other states, have been based upon the records of the subsidiary company which, it is intimated, are bled white of any profit by the parent company, the American Telephone & Telegraph company, which through the assessment of rental fees, the sale of equipment and other sources is waxing fat safely beyond the reach of the state regu latory bodies. Control la Sought. It is in an effort to compel the American company to disgorge its records that the actual facts with respect to its profits, the reason ableness of its tolls upon its sub sidiary companies and other facts pertinent to the problem of rate making, may be learned, that the commission desires to bring the parent company upon the carpet as a public utility ' within the meaning ot the law of this state. The Oregon utility act, the com mission points out, describes a S ANTA NEEDS MORE HELP REFUSES T RELIEF FROM COLD IS NOT IN PROSPECT weather Man Sees No Hope of Thaw; Storm General Throughout Country Today. (Continued on Page Seven.) OCAL THEATER MANAGER DEAD curbed by Nopt fions. not be legislated out of ex !v r . coula 08 met effective resolutions on. these ques- JIM n (1 I 'i A u -1 - j lth n """,tu uisagreea in th . 8 Parker and Olcott Wrtti . Poseu methods for k,.M Slne klan- which, he said f'u not I ?3tence but V? by areument. 'n ,Z . . 8 01(1 nt mean to de- S'bl. a a and deplored its pos- Nerl 8 th 8plrit of religious in- nwr m '? racIal feelin Got tJL Wl8on sal1 he euld re iribU(ea.Dy. act" ot benevolence at t!oii the secret organiza- tv.on. Gover irnnr I'Iti . ... itorf i. -'iuy oi Alabama ,Ked how i . ith a yoesiDie to argue ?nn!i ma3ked man. Mr. Morrison kukM u h,ehwaymen were ,d but tht the states knew t0 areue with them. Jesse P. Webb who on August 5, 1911 more than 11 years ago entered the stale prison here under sentence to hang for the murder of .William Johnson in a drunken brawl ln a Portland hotel, today passed out of the prison gates , to freedom, a free man and a full fledged citizen once more. Webb, who was snatched from the gallows through the extension of executive clemency by Gov ernor West who commuted the sentence of death to one of life imprisonment, was granted a fun pardon by Governor Roy W. Rit ner Thursday afternoon. Scene Dramatic One The scene attending the pre sentation of the pardon to Webb wan a most dramatic one. Called into the presence of the governor, the parole board and officials of the prison In the office of Warden Lewis, Webb was confronted by the governor, a total Btranger to the prisoner. "I have here a little document which might be of interest iu you," Governor Hitner told Webb as he handed him the pardon. Opening the document ana re ceiving therefrom the first inti mation of its import, Webb was, for a moment unable to speak. Then. "I don't know how to ex press my appreciation for this,' he atammercd. his face twitching and tears forcing their way into his eyes. To live Gratitude I hope gentlemen," he con tinued when he could control nis voice, "that my life iereaftee will prove a vindication of your con fidence in me and that through m ut. I Rhall express the ap preciation for .this chance which I cannot expresn m Webb who is declared by prison officials to have been a People Asked to Feed Birds During Storm Seattle, Wash., Dec. 15. An appeal to feed the birds while the snow Is on the ground baa been Issued here by the Audo bon society. Unable to feed in their usual places, pheasants, bluejays and woodpeckers visit the grounds of city homes for crackers, grain and cheese. Few robins are seen their de parture for warmer regions be ing taken as a sign of a hard winter. prisoner in every respect and an influence for good among his fel low prisoners, was the oldest man in point of continuous service In the Denltentiary, although there are several men In the prison with terms aggregating a greater num ber of years than his. Before his crime Webb was a printer and since his incarceration has published the prison mommy, Lend A Hand." He has also written and published a book on The American Prison system while serving in the penitentiary. Expects To Go East When he left here today Webb expected to spend a few days in Seattle before going east where he hnnes to engage In magazine work. In a statement to the press nnr.rnnr Ritner explained that his pardon was based upon a com plete knowledge of the facts in the case and declared that Webb had paid- the penalty for his crime had evidently effected a complete reform and was entitled to a chance to make good as a free man. Charles O. Knpper, for the past four years manager of the Oregon theatre in this city, died at the Deaconess hospital this morning at 2 o'clock. Death was duo to heart trouble. Mr. Kupper was taken ill early in the fall but was able after a short time to return to work. He soon be came ill again and about three days ago was taken to the hospital. There survive, a widow, Mrs. Francis Kupper, and three children, Oliver, Francis end Parnoll, and two brothers, Frank Kupper, Portland, and Ernest Kupper of St. Louis, Mo., and a step-brother, Geo. Gaun of St. Paul, Minn. Funeral services will be held Mon day, Dec. 18, t 9 o'clock in the morning from the Catholic church. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery. Eigdon and Son, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements. "Fair and continued cold" Is iho weumer prediction for Salem ur,A vicinity tonight and tomorrow. Although the snowfall, which ceaaed yesterday evening, had not rebumen at z o'clook this after noon, there was no indication that that which lay on the'tround might leave. Street car tracks were cleared ot snow yesterday afternoon and cars wera running on schedule today. To steam plant of the Portland Railway, Light & Power comoanv. an auxiliary of the hydro-electric plants, was yet operating. ino accidents of conBeauence. re. suiting from the storm, occurred here. : Tbi minimum temnerature last nigbtVas 20 degrees and the max imum was 26. ; - All Traffic Impaired. Portland, Or., Dec. 15.- Rail road and street car traffic in Port land and the state generally waB kept going today by means of snow plows which were brought Into commission following a general snowstorm over the state yestor- day.The Columbia river highway was practically blocked by the drifts and Ice was running ln the Columbia river. Ashland was the only city to re port Ideal sunny weather, while the eastern part of the state re ported below zero weather. Busi ness at Hood River was paralyzed while The Dalles is having a water shortage, due to a slide in the watershed of the cwek which sup plies the city. Who Will Help Santa Claus Reach Him Is old St. Nick going to miss this little boy ln the stress of his Christmas Eve rush? Or will someone ln Salem volun teer to make sure be finds him and answers the following plea: "Dear Santa Claus "I am writing you to let you know what I would like for Xmas. Anything would be nice, but best ot all, I would like a pair of Bhoes for Sunday so I can go to Sunday school. I am 10 years old." A pair of nice Sunday shoes for a 10-year-old boy left at the Elks temple will find their way to this little boy on Christ mas Eve. . PLEA OF TOTS HEARD; SALEM HEARTTARGET AUTO THOT USED By CLARA PHILLIPS HANK'S ; No Belief in Sight. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 15. No relief from the zero temperatures prevailing over eastern Washing ton was seen today by E. M. Key- ser, local weather bureau man. He (Continued on Page Seven.) FIREMAN KILLED N RAGING BLAZE WAR VETERAN KNOWN HERE DIES IN EAST Word was received hore today of the death on Dec 4 at his home at Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, of Theo dore Hcrrling, a veteran of the civil war who has Visited several times in Salem during the past years with lister, Mrs. Louise Stage, and a brother. Franklin Hcrrling, and while here became acquainted with a number of the Civil war veterans in Marian and Linn counties. Death came after an illness of only a weeki His old age wag a contributing factor in his death. As a member of the army he saw active service throughout the civil war and returned in very poor health. It was not thought at the time that he would live. He recovered gradual ly however and has been one of the most prominent citizens oi the community since. Town clerk, trcas urer of the school district, end member of the county board of the Republican party, were among the offices he held. I Bozeman, Mont., Dec. 13 One member of tlie firo department was killed early this morning and two others overcome with smoke fight ing a Maze in t'ie downtown dis trict which started about two a. m. today and wa9 still spreading at noon. . Fire started in the Club cafe. II. N. Bobcrlson, the fireman killed, was overcome while fighting the flames in the basement of the res taurant. At noon today the cafe wa total loss; two other stores had burned and at least three others are threatened. BAM MESSENGER IS ROBBED OF $20,000 Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 15. Six men In an automobile today held up a bank messenger ln Darby, a suburb, and robbed him of about $20,000 after shooting him In the check. The messenger was taking cash for payroll from the First National bank of Darby to several industrial plants In Philadelphia. Cincinnati, Ohio, Deo. 15 Police authorities of this city have vis ions before them today of the escape from the Los Angeles county jail ten days ago of Mrs. Clara Phillips convicted "hammer murdoress" fol lowing the finding of an abandon ed, mud splattered, touring auto mobile in which was a pool of blood near Lincoln park last night. There were no license tngi on the. car but in the pocket of the machine was found a certificate of registration under tho California regulations is sued to "Walter ThilUps, 1155 Wall street, Los Angeles. There also was a motor vehicle operator's license number 720,033, issued September 21, 1921 to Wal ter Phillips, 648 south Kohlor street Los Angeles. Tho car bore every evidence of having traveled far and hard. Un der the rear seat was a towel, hat chet and hammer, on which were drops of blood. Another Phillips Los Angeles, Cal., Dee. 15 Wraltor Phillips, bricklayer, left horo sev eral months ago with his wife, plan ning to travel by automobile to New Vork, working at his trado en route, lie was the owner of the automobile found in Cincinnati last night, ac cording to records here and neigh bors to the Wall street bungalow whore the Phillips formercly Jived. IRE IS PLEDGED FOR Wl LLAMETTE "If the present drive for Willam ette is successful, and I think It will bo if the peoplo realize what the future of the college is, I ean see 100O students on the university iimpus," said Dr. B. D. Stcevcs to day at the luncheon of the Lions club of Salem and tho captains of tho team captains. "Salem people will also be advertising Salem by saying, 'Salem is the seat of Wil lamntte university.' " Dr. W. T. Millikin, pastor of the First Baptist church hero said, "The smaller school imparts a personal touch that It is impossible for the larger school to give. Some of our greatest men came from the small colleges." This noon the total amount that has been pledged was announced at $1,074,988. Of this amount balem raised a little more than $3,000 dar- ng the past 24 hours. Elks Get Response From Goodfellows But More Christmas Gifts Must Be Had For Poor. baiem has begun to open its heart to Jim and Johnny and Mary and Betty the several hundred local youngsters whose parents will have no influence with Santa Claus this year. At the Elka club, on North Liberty street, packages containing clothes and toys are be ginning to arrivebut a great deal more must be had if the Elks end the Salvation Army, working Jn conjunction with The Capital Journal, are to make Christmas for the poor all that it should be. Salem' is beginning to wake. Money Is being given along with other donations. But, as yet, the supply of gift Is not nearly large enough to cope with the scores of simple requests made by Salem youngsters whose parents are in poor circumstances. There will be no less than five hundred cases warranting the distribution of clothes and food. Information Given. Clothes, candy and toys should be left at the Elks club, while food should be deposited with the Sal vation Army at its headquarters on State streets, at the rear of the United States National bank. It Is the Salvation Army which will take care of the Christmas din ners, while the Elks will endeavor to see that no little boys and girls are completely forgotten by Santa Claus. Packages should be wrapped and, on the outside, should bo marked as to contents so that they may be handled as expendltlously as possible. Persons making do nations are requested to make de liveries if at all possible. When necesBary the Elks will, call for parcels. Addresses may be tele phoned to the Elks lodge. Women to Investigate Tomorrow morning a trained Inveetlga'tor a woman will be furnished Information concerning those needy families which hate- come- to the attention of workers and each of the ensos will be In vestigated. AH information is to be treated in the strictest confi dence. Persons acquainted with conditions at home in need of at tentlon should write to the Christ mas Relief, In care of The Capi tal Journal. Thee letters will be seen by none except those official ly connected with tho movement "Salem Is Just beginning to see Its responsibility, but I am sure there are enough good fellows in the city to take car of the Christ mas needs ot all the youngsters who would be forgotten," one of the workers declared today. Candy. Nuts, Needed. A large quantity ot candy and nuts is needed by the Salvation Army for its Christmas tree at the Salem armory on the Saturday night before Christmas. Between 200 and 300 children are expected to be present. HEED CALL TO APPEAR Refusal To Participate In Impeachment O f Daugherty Further In dicated By Action. Washington, Dec. 15. Repre sentative Keller, republican, of Minnesota, tailed to appear today before the bouse Judiciary com mittee ln response to & formal Bummons. At his office it was stated that be had decided defi nitely not tcr respond to the sub poena served on him late yesterday after he had dramatically ' an nounced hi withdrawal from fur ther participation before this committee in the presentation ot his impeachment charges agalnet Attorney General Daugherty. Whether the committee will un dertake to compel his appearance or to hail htm before the bar ot the house for contempt will not be decided before tomorrow, post ponement 'of further proceedings until that time having been taken at the request of Attorney Jack son H. Kaleton, who stated ln a letter to Chairman Vols'tead that he was representing the Minne sota member. Immediately there was Inquiry as to whether Mr. Keller would appear tomorrow. James H. Vabey, an attorney of Boston who pre sented Mr. Ralston'a letter, said he was unable to answer that question, that Mr. Keller would act on advice of counsel. SEVEN CASES OF DYPHTHERIA IN CITY: BOY DEAD This coupon and five cents will admit any child of 12 years or under to the Special Capital Journal Matinee Roy Stewart in The Radio King at the Bligh Theatre, Saturday December 16 at 10 a. m. CHEMEKETA CHAPTER OF DE MOUY INSTALLS Chemcketa Chapter, ordifr of Do Molay, held its first meeting last evening at the Masonic TenipU., with the installation of officers. Sixty members of the chapter, who wnre initiated last Saturday eve ning at tho Sunnyside chapter in Portland, attended the session and took part in the evening's program. Officers instulled last evening are as follows: Herbert Socolofsky, mas ter councilor; Merle Petram, senior councilor; Frederick Arpke, junior councilor; Harold Socolufsky, sen ior deacon; Lpwis West, junior dea con; Desmond Daue, senior steward Francis Fletcher, junior steward; Keith Brown, scribe; Alvia Lennon, treasurer; David Adolph, sentinal; Dwight Mulkcy, chaplain; Verne Mathis, marshal; John Katon, stand ard bearer; Christopher Busch, al moner; Harold Mero, orator and Boy Okerberg, organist. Although one school boy, Jack Barker, six years old died of dyph- theria this morning, and there are approximately seven other cases of dyphtheria affecting Balem school children, school officials, at a con ference held this afternoon, reach ed the conclusion that it would be best not to close any of the local Institutions. Every precaution will be taken to curb the spread of the disease and another nurse, to assist Mise Grace Taylor, will be employed if one is available, City Superintend ent George Hug stated. According to Dr. J. O. Matthis, school physician, the state board of health advises that the schools be kept open. The theory is that the-chlldren, If In school, will be In better care than if they were allowed to go where they choose. Children, it they wish, may be Immunized by their physicians. Dr. Matthis said. That, he said, is the only guarantee against the disease. The lad who died this morning Is the son of John Barker, Jr., who Is employed by a local florist. HOPE OF FINDING AVIATORS GON E Nogales, Ariz., Dec. 15. Vir tually all hope of finding Colonel Francis C. Marshall and Lieuten ant C. h. Webber, missing avia tors, or their bodies has been abandoned, It was stated today by officers at Camp Stephen D. Lit tle, from which place the search for more than a week has been conducted. Arrangements were mnde today to have two planes re-enter Mexi co to Investigate a report that the lost aviators had been seen several days ago flying over Point Li- bertut. Speeder Is Arrested. Stanley Handford of 'Sllverton was arrested here this, morning and charged with speeding. He will be arraigned In the police court before Judge Earl Race.