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1 j jfTHERB 18 BSTITUTB FOR I fi A ' ' . ' ' ' ' , TP ! CIRCULATION 1 A ' 0 f ,! ; pally average for November 6080. If f erfr'' S f lOiy II ' m " " ' j Member Audit Bureau of Circulation. I UJ j V f CTjl f,rll(Sli -J- fT1 Tl VO?'Sr T THE WEATHER OREGON: Tonight and Sunday fair, continued cold; fresh easterly winds. ' Local: Rainfall, none; max. 28; mln. 2S; cloudy; north wind; river 1.9 feet. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR NO 299 " r " """" : " " : - " ' - - ' 1 -. - pi r-; SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1922 PRICE TWO CENTS '.Sg : j . w u ualiP: JlIlIjI m i i u uliliJ l i i i. ... ASSISI PSAS ILL I01ER KU KLUXGROWTH CHILD'S FAITH IN SANTA GLAUS AT ST AKE Governor Allen Out lines Methods To Be Used In Ridding State Of Masked Menace. White Sulphur Springs, W, Va Deo 16. Kansas will not drive the Ku Klux Klan from the state by force but will expel It by refus ing to Dermit It to do business within the state's boundaries, Governor Henry J. Allen declared In an address prepared for delivery today before the governors' con ference. A writ being sought In the Kansas supreme court, he said, would make disappear ''the blaz lng cross and the pasture parties where the men mask themselves and put on a fantastic ceremony In the open field. and terrorise an entire neighborhood." Cannot Be Driven , "In Kansas, we are seeking to expel the klan from the state," Governor Allen said. "I note by the press of the country that lome misapprehension exists as to Just what we mean by expelling the order, and the thought has been expressed that It Is the inten tion of the state to drive out of the state the members of the klan. "This Is not at all what the action before the supreme court pre-supposes. Under the laws of Kansas, every organization doing business within the state must be chartered. The Ku Klux Klan has a charter under the laws of Georgia and the action now pend ing in the supreme court of the (Continued on Page Nine.) KELLER WILL i txT niAiifrn nu mm Opposition Seeks to Slieive Ship Subsidy Bill by Postponement Washington, Dec. 16 A mo tlon was made In the senate late today to lay aside the ad ministration shipping bill and take up the Norrls agricultural relief measure. Action on the motion went over -until Monday. SENATE VOTES ASTORIA HE! n McNary Resolution Of $3,000,000 Apr ation Passed An To House. " 1 3 fl aw Washington, Dec. 16. A reso lution by Senator McNary, repub lican, Oregon, for federal relief of Astoria, Or., fire victims, was adopted today by the senate and sent to the house. A proposal for a relief appro priation of $3,000,000 was elim inated by the appropriations com mittee, but provisions authorizing the secretary of war to distribute army supplies among the fire vic tims and also take charge of sani tary conditions were retained. ELECTION OF LODGE TO BE PROTESTED Proceedings Begun In Massachusetts By Op Ponent Are Carried To Senate For Action. Minnesota Congressman Ignores House Commit tee Order To Appear At Hearing Today. Washington, Dec. 16. Repre sentative Keller, republican, Min nesota failed again today to ap pear before the house judiciary committee to give evidence under oath as to the Information on which he based his impeachment charges against Attorney General Daugherty. Keller's counsel, Jackson H. Ralston, announced he had ad vised his client that the commit tee had exceeded Its authority and that he was not required to ap pear in response to the committee summons. Chairman Volstead said that the ubpoena served on Mr. Keller ad been signed by the speaker of 'e nouse and that in ordering the appearance of the Minnesota rep tentative . the committee had acted for the house. He added mat the committee could now re Port Mr. Keller back to the house ur contempt. SIMPSON NEW HEAD OF LOCAL MASONIC LOOGE R- J. Simpson was elected wor 'Piui master of Pacific Lodge "- oo, A. F. & A. M. at the an nual election held last evening in 'he Masonic temple. Other officers elected are: Uaud Steusloff, - senior warden; fjoy Bohannon, junior warden; J. Quaere, treasurer; J. W. Cham "ora jr- Becretary Fred A ErtIon as elected a member of the board of trustees. Officers of Pacific Lodge No. 50 nd Salem Lodge No. 4, just re cently elected will be installed at Joint installation to be held In , 8 Masonic temple on the even ts of December 27. j Highway Aid Likely. The state highway commission is willing to build a highway through the business section of Astoria, as a state project, if the governor-elect and the incoming legislators will extend the assur ance of their approval of such a measure of relief for the stricken city and pledge themselves to the enactment of a law permitting such an improvement, This decision, arrived at by the commission at their meeting in Portland, Friday, was made public by Roy RA. Klein, secretary to the commisison on his return to Salem this morning. The proposed road which would extend through the entire busi ness district for a distance of ap proximately 2100 feet would be made 80 feet wide and would cost $175,000. Correcting of the east approach to" the city, which would be necessary In connection witn this proposed improvement would cost an additional $75,000, mak ing a toal outlay of $250,000 Klein points out. Would Divert Tax. Tt ia nronosed to divert for a Deriod of one year the quarter mill road tax to this purpose, this tax having been diverted for the past two years toward the oenstruction of the boys' training school, wnicn project has been indefinitely post poned and to the construction of other state buildings. Sentiment among the legislators i said to favor the project and a meeting has been called by Mayor finkpr to be held in Portland, Mon day, at which tUne, an effort will h mads to secure an expiei" from the legislators on the propo sition. TAXES NOT PAID Washington, Dec. 16. The pro ceedings begun in Massachusetts challenging the reelection to the senate of Henry Cabot Lodge, the republican leader, today were transferred to the senate itself. 'A protest and challenge' against the election of Senator Lodge was received by Vice Pres ident Coolidge from Conrad W. Crooker, attorney for John A. Nicholas, defeated candidate and representative of the liberal re publican' league of Massachu setts. "Flagrant irregularities," in the November 7 senatorial elec tion were charged in Mr. Crook er's petition, which declared Sen ator Lodge was '"a minority" winner (had been "repudiated." Mr. Crooker asked for an imme diate hearing. Eeferred to Committee The papers are to be referred to the senate privileges and elec tions committee of which Senator Dillingham, republican, Vermont, is chairman. It is not customary for the committee or the senate to take action on election contests until the convention of the new congress which they affect, and senate leaders indicated today that despite the request for im- Here's Need for Several Santas Here is a bona fide Santa Claus letter received from a little Salem girl yesterday by The Capital Journal. Is 1 there somebody in Salem who, after reading it, is not willing to see that this little girl, or one of her sisters, gets a pres ent? . ':. There are other letters , pub lished elsewhere in this issue. Read this one and then turn to them: "Dear Santa Claus: There are nine in our family. I have six sisters. I am the third one and I am 11 years old. Fapa is a shingler and of course he hasn't got hardly any work now. All of us girls that were big enough picked berries last summer to help out but mama was sick this fall and had to be operated on, so it took even more than the money we had earned. Of course there are a good many things I would like but most of all I want an auto-knitter to knit, stockings that I can sell to the company I buy it from. You know I could make quite a bit of money that way. I am sick and cannot go to school but I could do that anyway, and if we had it wouldn't have to go without shoes and warm clothes. We wanted to get one with the money we earned last summer but when mama was sick it took it all, and I would like to help papa earn money to get us clothes and things to eat. "Good night, dear Santa Claus, I will be watching for you. Lots of love " . , That is one of the letters. Will you help? Journal Radio Set Is Won By Lester Falk; Other A wards Given (Continued on Page Seven.) KILLING OF MAN IS ADMITTED BY Lester Falk, route 3, box 54, Salem, was happiness personified this morning when, at the, Bligh theatre, Frank Bligh, manager, an nounced he was the winner of the Capital Journal radio et, given for the most Intelligent answers of 18 questions having to do with radio. Kaymond Hedlund, 1341 McCoy avenue, won the .second prize a radio crystal set given by the Salem Electric company, and Eonald Mil ler, of route 5, box 33, won the year's subscription to the Radio News, given by the Ace. Due to the fact that snow is on the ground, the crowd at the Bligh this morning was smaller than LAD FOUND On Oct. 5, tax delinquencies for Marion county amounted to $144,- 000, ecording to tne rwwu, tax collectors office, but since that date, fully half of the delinquent taxes have been collected. This would leave about $72,000 of uncollected taxes, assessed in 1921 and pavable in 1922. On a bas.s of a tax roll of $1,694,000, the records show that fully 95 per cent of taxes to be paid in 1922, have already been received by the county irau.. All of which is regarded as a . . . V,., thn tax eol- saUsI.ieiory suu"5 -j ector's offiee. Hillsboro, Or., Dec. 16. Frank Vanderzanden, 17, yesterday con fessed that he killed Jacob Dahin- don, aged recluse, in his cabin five miles from Banks Nov. 23 last, according to the sheriff and district attorney. His motive was robbery, he declared, but he said he lost his nerve and went away without entering the cabin. He was charged with murder. Vanderzanden was found in Sa lem and returned here. Washington county officials ap parently threw a veil of secrecy over their actions in reclaiming the boy. Sheriff Oscar Bower's in formation was only of a hearsay nature. It is understood that, short time after the crime, Van derzanden ran away and secured a position near Salem where he was working until his father call ed for him yesterday. (Continued on page four) RY GROW ERS HEAR SPEAKERS FINAL SHOW CF PRISON MINSTRELS ON TONIGHT The last performance of the npnitdntiarv melody minstrels will be given this evening at the npnitentiarv auditorium. Ttoe show has been attracting large crowds and the proceeds will go into the recreation fund. The "King of Harmonica" witn Ma nln nn the mouthorgan are one of the attractions and is the equal of any of the professionals of the stage. To hear him imitate the Shasta limited from Portland to Salem is alone worth the price of admission. Many of the Jokes originated within the prison, es pecially those dispensed by Fred Taylor, colored comedian. The chorus singing is especially good this year. The male quartet ha taken so well that it has bad to respond to encore after encore. Woodburn, Dec. 16. The two day session of the Berry Growers' institute opened yesterday at the armory, John P. Hunt presiding. About two 'hundred berry grow ers were in attendance and this number was augmented today, many coming from quite a dis tance. The program consisted "of addresses by experts and promi nent men in the berry industry. Those who touched on prices advised their hearers not to de mand too high figures for their products as it would not bo to the interest of the growers, who should have prices established within reason and kept there. Yesterday morning the logan berry king, Senator Sam If. Brown of Gervais, gave an addresi on "Loganberries," and R. S. Besse, O. A. C. specialist on coop erative marketing addressed the assemblage on that eubjsct In the afternoon Bert Fanning, sales manager of the Products Cannery company, Salem, ably handled the subject, "Development of the Blr ry Industry as Related to the Canneryman." He was followed by Gordon Brown, Hood River, on "Growing Strawberries in Hood River Valley;" John Dlnwoodie, Woodburn, on "Roots." This morning "The Future of Loganberry Juice Industry" was the subject of a splendid address by H. S. Glle of the Phez company, Salem. Other speakers were Pro fessor A. L. Lovett, ethnology de partment, Oregon Agricultural college, on "Diseases"; J. C. Owre McKee, on "Gooseberries"; F. J. Nlblcr, Woodburn, on "Gooseber riee and Filbert," Justice Pitney Sends , Harding Resignation Washington, Dec. 16. As sociate Justice Pitney of the supreme court today sent hi.i resignation to President Hard ing, id t,ake effect January 1. CORN SHOW WILL BE CLOSED WITH IM I. L, Patterson of Polk county, Elmo White uml George P. Griffith are on tie program for five minute talks at the Chamber of Commerce this evening, for the closing exer cises of the Marion-Polk county corn show. The program will begin about 8:30 o'clock. In addition to several short talks, there will be a community Sing, which will include such old timers as Battle Hymn of the Republic, but with modernized words, about Oregon, and a local song to the music of Liza Jane. Edwin Socolof sky will lead, with Miss Flora Fletcher at the piano. An invitation is extended by the Chamber of Commerce to all, not only those who are Interested in corn, bBt in the general community exhibit as Bhown by Salem Heights Bruh College and Liberty. BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM i TO REGULATE MOTORS Traffic over the Canyonville Oalcsvilie section of the Pacific high war through Douglas county will be required to observe the block system until the concrete pave ment which has just been completed has bad a chance to cure, it was an nounced at the highway department today whm the completion of this pavemsnt was made known. Southbound traffic will be permit ted to leave Canyonville on the even hours and and northbound traffic will leave Flagstaff on the odd hour. - This system 'is necessary as only one half of 'he road ia available for traffic and only traffic going in one direction ean be ccommodat "d at one time. ST. NICK MAY NOT APPEAR, BILL LEARNS Parents' Warning Scouted By 8-Year-OldLadWho Writes Capital Journal; Says He's Been Good. Bill 8 mother and father have the funniest ideas you ever heard about. The Capital Journal lust learned about them today. Bill confided in a letter, the decipher ing of which demanded the serv ices of three persons more or less experienced In digesting illegible hieroglyphics. Bill's father and mother Bill is somewhat appalled by their ignorance of Santa Claus" philan thropy told him that St. Nick might not come to their house this year. This, Bill thinks, is something of a Joke on them. They explained that the big fellow with the, white beard might lose their address, or something, this Christ mas. Been Good, Bill Says. Bill didn't say much, but he's laughing up his Hleeve. He told The Capital Journal, In rather simple terms, that he's been on his best behavior for several weeks and that several of the fellows naa assured him that Santa Claus didn't forget boys If they were good. So Bill Is standing by hiding his superior wisdom from Is father and mother and wait ing for the morning of December 5. In all probability it will be a slow grin that spreads over Bill's face Christmas morning one of those twisters that has its origin n the neareast corner of the oral cavity and travels due east and south with unusual rupidity. For Hill who is eight years old, is go ing to retain his illusion if three volunteer Santa Causes have their way about It, and when Bill sur veys his sox December 25 he's go ing to find them bulging. But the Other Bills. But there are other Bills more than the layman realizes. There are scores of youngsters In Salem who, unless Salem keeps up its ood work, are going to be dis appointed. Each mall delivered at the office of The Journal finds many letters from youngsters whose outlook for Christmas Isn't particularly encouraging. Usual ly their requests are simple and they can be filled if the people of Salem continue making donations. Daily supplies are arriving at the Salem Elks lodge and the Sal vation Army. Toys, clothes, pres- nts of all kinds should be left at the lodge while food and candy hould be left at the army head quarters on State street. Puckages should be marked us to contents that they may be handled as speed ily as possible. Free Show Promised. Frank Bligh, manager of tbe Bligh theater, announced today he will furnish a free show to all poor children of the ctly on the afternoon of Christmas day. Tick ets are being printed by the Elks nd these will be distributed at the, Salvation Army Christmas tree at the armory next baturoay ight. Monday can be used handily by tbe Elks committee, of which Fred Erixon Is chairman. Persons who have gifts which they fan deliver should phone the Elks lodge and leave their addresses. Auto Now Needed. From now until Christmas the use of automobiles will be appre ciated and those who can donate them, even for a short period each afternoon, should communicate with the Elks. They will be used for gathering up ackages. Today a woman investigator was busy looking into tbe various needy cases which have been call ed to the attention of The Capital Journal. I America Willing to Consider Method of ... Untangling Europe Paris, Dec. 18. (By Asso ciated Press) Premier Poin care it is understood has re ceived an Informal intimation from the state department in Washington that the Unlte.l States 1b willing to consider a plan whereby she may aid in the settlement of the repara tions Question In the interest of the general economic situa tion In Europe. SALEM STILL IN ICE W No More Snow Falls But Continued Cold Is Due Says Forecaster; Other Towns Are Hit. Warm Weather Forecast Washington, Dec. 16. Weather outlook tor the week beginning Monday: Pacific states: Considerablo cloudiness with occasional rains, temperature near normal. ENDS TWO DAYS RU M. Narutowicz Killed By Artist; Elected As First Executive Only Week Ago. Its collar pulled high, its nose somewhat reddened by gusts of cold wind and its heavy hosiery on, Salem today had failed to free itself from the icey grip in which it has been held tor three days. Although the prediction tor the week-end Is "continued cold, those who like warmer weather took heart this afternoon when it was learned that "normal temper atures," are predicted for next week. Coasting parties have been in order during the last two nights and sleighs were soon on the streets today.. The minimum temperature last night was 23 degrees and the maximum was 28. . Portland Has Sunshine. Tortland, Or., Dec. 16. Bright sunshine with little wind gave Portland a fine crisp winter day and the weather bureau promised another such tomorrow. Mini mum temperature hore was 20 above this morning and the fore cast was for about the same tomorrow. 15 Below at Spokane. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 18. We low zero temperatures, with no immediate prospect of any mater ial change, were reported from eastern Washington points again today. The thermometer stood at 15 degree below here this morning and the same temperature was re ported from Yakima. Wenalchee reported a minimum of 12 below, with 4 below at 7 a. m. At Walla Walla the mercury was at zero. Warsaw, Dec. 16. (By Associ ated Press.) Gabriel Narutowlci, flret president of Poland, was as sassinated today. M. Narutowicz was killed while visiting an art exhibition. The assassination occurred ex actly at noon. The president wa shot, dying a few moments later. M. Narutowica was killed by an artist named Ntewadomskl, who fired three shots.- Every shot took effect. Fired Point Blank. President Narutowica had juBt concluded an address formally opening the picture exhibition when Niewadoin stepped up to the pla'tform In the line of people shaking the president's hand and fired three shots from his revolver at the executive at close range. The president dropped, fatally wounded, while the cab of horri fied spectators after the first ln- iContlnued on page four) POLICE SEEK mm, BIG SUM NEEDED FOR WI LLAMETTE With practically all of tbe larg er subscriptions naving uroi pledged by workers in the Wil lamette university forward move ment campaign, money is coming in slowly and with only four more days in which successfully to complete the campaign there must be raised $160,137. The to al figures reported today noon at the luncheon of the captains of the campaign In Salem wa U, 086, 863. This Included a re port of $7260 which was tele phoned from Portland. At today's meeting a nuraoer of Willamette students were pres ent and made short talks on what Willamette meant to them. , Burton Stanford, Once Employed As Supreme Court Secretary Here, Gone; Books Short. Portland, Ore., Doc. 16.- Bur ton L. Stanford, former teller of the United Btates national bank here, was being sought today by authorities after a report brought here by his wife, who said he had disappeared November 23, at Rochester, N. Y. Bank offlcera said an investigation of his books showed that at l?ust 10,000 was unaccounted tor. Stanford left here with bis wife for an eastern trip after resigning from the bank October 16. Mm. Stanford said he vanished at Rochester after cashing a $500 bond, and she feared that be bad met with foul play. When she reported her husband had disappeared tbe bank checked up Stanford's records and discov ered the shortage, according to announcement by officers. Stanford is about 85 years old and ig admitted to the Oregon bar. Before entering the employ of the bank ten years ago he was employed as secretary to one of the justices of the Oregon supreme court at paVm, Ore., and at all times during the employment In the bank, Is said to have enjoyed the fullest confidence of the officials. SALEM HAS BURGLARY; SECOND ISATTEff TEO Burglars entered one Salem home early this morning and attempted, apparently, to enter a second. Police were notified at 1:50 o'clock that a burglnr was Jn the home of A. Sewert, 88S north Win ter street. Officers who investigat ed found that the man had escaped before they arrived. An overcoat made np his loot. The attemted burglary wag at the home of Mrs. L. A. Hewlett, 755 north Summer street. A window was railed bat apparently the man did not gain entrance. Footprints were found la the mow but nothing was reported missing .