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OREGON STATE UB.&ARX" DEC THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR CIRCULATION pally average for November 6050. -Member Audit Bureau ot Circulation. 9 19' TIIE WEATHER OREGON: Tonight and Tuesday rain west, snow east portion; not so cold to night, moderate to fresh southerly galea, Local: Rainfall .02 Inch; max. 80; mln. 23; cloudy; east wind; river 1.2 ft Member Associated Press run leased wire servtce. SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY DECEMBER 18, 1922 If fi v J rri! I !?ri e in vwv i s. : . , wr i iiAyvi. nrimv TV"TTrT'TT VP AD XT iuuT - - J - . . ", PRICE TWO CENTS . 2 J? w . J OSS ey FI N SALEfVT FOR 1 922 IS LESS Total For Year Is Only $62,696; Firemen Go To 142 Blazes, Report Of Hutton Shows. , Salem's fire loss during th 922 was less than half ot w (as In 1921. This year ttt as $62,696.33, as compai 152,000.73 for 1921 $89,j ss. The two heaviest losses the present year were a Sosebraugh foundry, eatim $ it l 8,000, and the Angora Rug'tv-J any, estimated at $25,000. The figures do not include loss- at the state industrial school r girls or tne nurses nome at (Continued on Page Nine.) Washington, Dec!. 1.-, Plans save been completed by the pro l)ition bureau for a survey of iforcement conditions in the far Western states similar to that Just Impleted by Commissioner feynes in the southern states. f. Haynes, accompanied by sev fal of his bureau chiefs, will go Portland, Or., on January 18, Jil later will visit San Francia i Los Angeles and several cities I Washington. jit was said today the tour was ! nned some time ago and had connection with recent re ts of narcotic dealings In that lion. ISK LAV CHANGE Sarion countv school officers in on last Saturday went on record n favor of a chanirn I union high school law. As the I now stands, where there are fe than four districts in a union f school district, the chairman ich district serves on the union school board. But with elec ts coming on, it often happens I the entire union high school & changes each year, fe school officers went on record P favor of chanfiinir tti low , c 0 "J f 11 tllere are six or more school fcts in the union hih school 'he directors should be elect- p the entire high, school dig r thas would prevent an entire f" any year of the board" hand le union district affairs. lurches Here jetlTnnH Hem c oCoatThieves thefts were reported to the from persons attending two cnurehes vesterdav nnrl nffi- ere informed, on good author- ol several other thefts were ' SimpS011) 2270 Mm street; his overcoat was stolen from fh: futian church. Edwin Socol- ? also of Salem, complained coat had been stolen from etkodut ehurch. I1? the past few weeks several L 8 been reported to the po V Persons who had been in t- 36 at church services. ,.Yrk Miss Alice Robert n. v an adt,r the worn 0l hePed defeat her. CEMENT OF RY LAW HERE TO BE LOOKED INTO CHOOL OF FIE MCOSlo Men Found Frozen To Death-In Open; Tern peraf fe Moderating In Nort rest. Chlca( Graham,' was foi downto zero col The j man, T; way wL ! Dec. 18. Harry T, 60-year-old printer, i irozen to aeatn m a alley in the 3 below arly today. len body of a second ithy Tierney, 65, a rail- timan. was found later near the tracks of the Chicago & western Indiana road. A third victim of the cold weather, police physicians said, was Aug Baske, .30, a teamster who dropped dead today while driving his team. Zero and sub-zero temperatures gripped the central states of the upper Mississippi valley, the lake regions and the northwest today, but the district weather bureau gave promise of moderation with much higher temperatures by Wednesday night and no further cold waves in sight before the i-mu of the week. 50 Below Reported. The weather map today slrowed lowest temperatures of 50 below zero at Whit River, Ont.; 38 below at? Jj'edicine Hat.; '26 below at Havre, Mont; 18 below at ' Du luth, Minn.; 24 below at Mason City, Iowa; 14 below at St. Paul; 20 below at Bismarck, N. D.; 22 below at Charles City, Iowa, Miles City, Mont., and Pierre, S. D.; 14 below at Dausau, Wis; 12 below at aVlentine, Neb.; 19 below at Sault Ste Marie, Mich., 6 below at Des Moines, Iowa, and 3 below at Chicago. Portland, Or., Dec. 18. The cold wave which has gripped Ore gon and Washington is due to be driven away by a southeast etorm which already has reached ' the Oregon coast, according to the weather bureau. A 60-mile south east wind was blowing a the mouth of the Columbia river, driv ing warmer air currents 'over the frost-gripped Pacific northwest. This warmer upper atmospheric strata early this morning dropped rain and sleet, which for a time threatened a dreaded Oregon silver thaw" as it froze on reach ing the ground. According to the weather bureau, however, the storm, which had been caused by a low area central over prince Rimert.-B. C, will bring rising temueratures. The minimum here early loaay was 22. and at 9:30 tne lempeia turn hfld risen to 32. A minimum of 36 was forecast here tomorrow Corresponding moderation was noted in eastern Oregon ana me Willamette valley today. OILS! ST. PAUL, RE Reports that oil was struck in the well of the Willamette Val , in onH fina company, two ley uii - - ot .nH a half miles south of fa- Paul, in the northern end of the county, at noon Saturday, was brought to Saleifl this morning by C. I. Elliott, a representative of the company. According to Mr. Elliott the flow was struck at the 1000 foot ivi nrllline operations were suspended at once and the casing of the well capped. What Is to be done next will be decided at a special meeting of the board of directors of the company u hold In Portland. Reports from St. Paul say that four or five gallons of high grade oil flowed from the casing before it was capped. Pittsburgh, Pa. Fire, believed to have been started when a still exploded, caused the death of two men at Milltown, near North Be--emer, today. RUCK NEAR PORT Have You Written Santa Claus? neglected to man their notes. Children should understand that, sometimes Santa Claus will be unable to grant their requests. Children should state in their communications whether or not their parents may help them get the present they desire. Only the cases of those who are, plainly, in need of assistance will be investigated with a view to tendering help. All children, whether their parents are rich or poor, are invited to write to Santa Claus, care Journal. The following is a sample of one of many letters received today : "Dear Santa Claus: I want that little book Called twas the night before Christmas. "And a dollbuggy and doll. And a dollbed with covers and pillows. "A stocking of nuts and candy. "I want some bedroom slippers and a kimona. "And a set of dishes. And a game. And a set of dominoes. "And a ironing board and a iron. "Dear Santa Claus. I don't expect all these things. "But give me what you can spare." "Your loving Mildred." FOOD, CLOTHING NEEDED SANTA CLAUS SWAMPED SEND PACKAGES EARLY Christmas morning, while Salem's well-to-do sit snugly by crackling fires, are there to be shacks, where families are not only cold, but hungry? Is Salem to stand Idly by while youngsters, blowing their breath on numbed hands, are writing for shoes and stockings? Is Salem to turn them down ; Big Task Faced A Eteantic job is faced by men and women who are endeavoring to see that no home in the city is entirely cheerless on December 2o. They are working long hours each day, segregating scores ot letters, investigating cases in many homes, traveling to every corner of the city for supplies that have been volunteered. Theirs is a cios- sal task. They must have help. The Salem Elks, working in conjunc tion with the Salvation army and The Capital Journal, are receiving a great many packages, but they must have more. The need for assistance is greater than ever bc-j GliJI Six persons, students at Willam ette university, suffered injuries hnre this week-end when sleds on which they were riding were struck bv automobileB. Zelda Mulkey, of Portland, wbs thrown beneath the wheels of an au tomobile but escaped with a broKen finirer on her left hand, broKen knee cap and bruwes aoout me legs. TTazfll Malmsten, of Veronica; Richard Briggs, of Kennewick; El- worth Anslow, of Port urcnaroj Ester Mover, of Eoseburg and Wil- lard Carey, of Walla Walla, sustain ed minor injuries. The sleds were traued, wimoui liirlitn. hehind automobile. W. A. Sipprell, of route 5, noti fied the police yesterdny his car tad struck and injurea some per- sons, on a sica irvem Dallas road, but, he .aid, he failed to set the names of the persons suf- i 1 1 .11;-rm AM lh fering injuries, me eiea, n? "'" had no lights. washlneton. Dec. 18. Ameri can exports in November reached the highest point or the year, ac cording to official overseas trad tatlstlcs made public looay vj the department oi comment, showing an export business total ling UiS.OOO.OOO. CARS HIT SLEDS URED HERE ...... .. - , . J UmI V . . Uww. . 1 U -J L-,- From up north has come the word that Santa Claus want3 little boys and girls to write him in care of The Capital Journal. - Scores of letters, asking for everything from ponies to peanuts, already have been received by The Journal, but there are hundreds more Salem youngsters who have fore. Especially Is food and cloth ing needed and these donations should be made as early as pos sible. . Chickens Are Needed Clothing, toys, nuts, candy and other presents should be left at the Elks lodge on north Liberty street and food should be taken to the Salvation army headquarters in the rear of the United States National bank building. Deliv eries should be made wjierever possible and the packages should be marked as to content on the outside. If dellveries cannot be made the parcels will b'e called for if the contributors will telephone thelrnames and address to the Elks lodge. Chickens are among the items most needed by the Salvation Army which plans to place basket of food with every destitute family Christmas morning.. Any other kind of food will be wel comed. This week Is to be a very busy one for all persons connected with (Continued on Page Seven.) The melody minstrels of the Ore gon state penitentiary netted more than $1200 on their five perform ances offered to the public last wejk, prison officials said this aft ernoon. Each nieht the prison auditorium was crowded. It was estimated that more than 600 persons saw the show each evening. On Friday night the attendance was 650. Monday night the performance was for inmates and the remaining five nights the doors were thrown oDen to the public. This year's show was held to be more successful than any given at the institution in the past. All per sons connected with the show, with the exception of the business mana ger, Percy Varney, were inmates of the prison. 27 WRECK VICTIMS SAVED Salt Ste Marie, Mich., Dec. 18. Twenty-three of the 27 persons who have been missing since the tug Reliance struck on the rocks off Llszadr island last Wednesday have been saved, according to re ports from the tug Gray which reached the wreck today. j MINSTRELS NET OVER $1200 32 MILLION AUTHORIZED FOR ROADS Foriest and Rural Post Highway Are Alloted Bik Sum By Federal Agricultural Bill. Washington, Dec. 18. An ap propnatlon of $32,800,000 for construction of forest roads and trails and rural post roads as au thorized under the federal high' way act Is recommended In me agricultural bill for the next fis cal year as reported today to the house ot commons. The bill's total is 868,781,653, or about $21,000,000 more than last year ad $250,000 less than the budget estimate. The increase Is due to the more liberal road fund provision, which last year was $10,000,000. The budget bureau left out the annual Item of $360,000 for free seed distribution by senators and representatives and it was not placed )n the bill by the appropria tions committee. Some of the items in the measure are: For frost warning service, $12, 000; eradicating hog cholera, $181,500; emergencies in fighting forest Insects, $250,000; prevent ing spread ot moths, $351,000; preventing spread of European cormfjorer, $200,000; checking the i)adf of the Mexican bettle $250,000; studying food habits of birds and animals, $502,240; mar ket Inspection of perishable foods, $275,000; extermination ot pota to wart, $5000; and eradication of the nink boll worm of cotton; $411,400. The fund for the corest service was fixed at $6,583,582 which Is $21,000 more than carried in the last bill. "Xo special class should be bur dened with keeping up the public "niotiwnva." declared Fred A. Wil- Hams, former public service com missioner, In an address before the Chamber of Commerce. "The high ways belong to the people nnd should be kept up by the people," Mr. Wil liam now represents the Automobile Carriers association of Oregon. The automobile, trucks and stages were the only means by winch the 16,000,000 acres of uncultivated land in Orfgon could find proper trans portation, Mr. Williams eava, anu for this reason, nothing should be done to hamper the development of atflom and truck companies in the - state. To have stability on the highways, Mr. Williams thought that stages and trucks tbould be given prior rights, as this would also tend to the geaeral safety of the travelling public. The . stage has come to stay, he said, and a great part of the trav elling public is travelling by stage in ordr to better see the scenery, and especially to get in and out of citie by the finest residence dis tricts, instead of through, "back al leys and back ways, as travelled by the railroads. As to safety, Mr. Williams said the public was in gencril rather misinformed. The facts are, he said that more than 1,000,000 passengers were earried by stages the paxt year with not one serious accident. GREEK STEAMER DISABLED WHILE IN MiD OCEAN Boston, Oct. 18. Radio mes sages - received today saia me Greek steamer Melpo, bound for this fort from Immlgham, was In need of assistance, with ber steer ing gear disabled. The message came from me siearner ueorge Washington, which was in com munication with the ship. Her position was given as about 1200 miles east of Bt. Johns, N. F. STAGE AND TRUCK LINES DEEENDED 1 I " Vladivostok Soviet Orders Consulates of 11 Countries Closed Vladivostok, Dec. IS. (By Associated Press) The soviet government of Vladivostok which recently took over the administration of the city and surrounding territory known as the Primorla, today order ed the consuls ot France and ten other countries, to close their consulates and leave the Primorla within a week. The consulates ordered clos ed are those of France, Bel gium, Holland, Denmark, Swe den, Finland, Esthonla, Pol and, Latvia, Czechoslovakia and Georgia. Campaigners for Willam ette Endowment Fund Report $142,685 Must Yet Be Raised. "The time has come when we must see every last person," de clared Dr. D. M. DRrrell, a mem ber of the Methodist board of ed ucation whe Is in Salem assisting in the Willamette forward move ment campaign ut the luncheon today of tire canvassing teams. "There is a large amount yet to be ruised and we cannot pass any one thinking that they would not give had they been solicited." There wwas reported a total of $17,727 at the meeting as being raised In Salem since Saturday noon. A little more than $12,000 wasplcdfied at church services yes terday. The total amounts which have been reported to the head quarters so far are $1,107,315 which leaves a total of $142,685 yet to be raised. With a Mttle more than $7000 being reported by telephone from Portland the amount left to raise Is about $135,000. Of this amount Sulem still has a little more than $46,- 000 yet to raise of the $250,000 quota. L Unless the Scott high school foot ball team of Toledo, Ohio, now tour ing the west, will take upon itself the responsibility of selecting the Oregon high school squad against which it desires to play on New 5fears day, the prospects are that no Oregon team will be permitted to go up against the invaders from the east. Itivalry between Corvullis and Mcdford has become so bitter for the chance to meet the easterners on the gridiron two weck from to day that officials of the state ath letic association who have been ap pealed to for decision between the rivals are loth to interfere. J. A. Churchill, state superintendent of schools, who was appealed -to by W. J. Mishler, superintendent of schools at Grants Pa! ss secretary of the board of control of the state high school athletic association, has suggested that the choice of compet itors be left with the visitors. Both teams, it is understood here, have complied with the financial requirements for the match which covered the raising of a fund of $4000. Corvallis, however, it is said best the southern Oregon team to the tape with its fund and, it is understood that the Ohiotns have agreed to take on the team from the college town. Medford, oa the other hand, is counting strong on meeting the invaders and has em ployed Coach Shy Huntington of the University of Oregon to prepare the squad for the New Year's game. Atlanta, Ga. Hamilton Doug las, Sr., 64, dean of the Atlanta law school, Is dead. DRIVE GOAL YETflOFF MUST PICK TEAM TO AVOID FIGHT TAKE $200,000 FROM FEOERALBANKTRUCK AT DEPOSITORY DOOR Bandits Operate From Automobile, Seizing Sacks of Currency Under Cover of Pistol Fire; and Escape; One Guard Shot, Perhaps Fatally; One of Trio Believed Wounded ; Police Close Escape Avenues. Denver, Colo., Dec. 18. Leaping from an automobile which had drawn up alongside of a federal reserve delivery wagon at the main entrance of the Denver mint, and shooting toward four federal reserve guards who were emerging from the building carrying $200,000 in $5 bills, two bandits at 10:40 this morning shot and probably fatally Injured Charles Linton, one of the guards, seized the entire consignment of money, jumped into their car and escaped. The third member of the bandit group remained at the wiicci 01 biic mainline, viic ui Lite vauuno la uciicvcu iu uavw been shot while getting away. . Linton died at 1:10 o'clock this afternoon. So quickly did the bandits workf ' that persons In the immediate vl- clnity were unaware of what had happened until guards from with in the mint rushed to the windows, and out of the main entrance fir ing at the escaping highwaymen. - Guard Is Shot; Llnten, who was usslstlng In guarding the currency, fell' at the first shot from the bandits' guns. The bandits, described by guards at the mint who saw them, were apparently about 28 years of age. Linton hud been employed by the federal reserve bank for mauy years as a guard, All policemen In Denver have been 'aimed with riot guns and an intensive seurch of the hospitals of Denver and suburbs now la un der way In an effort to locate the bandits who Is believed to have been shot as he was entering the waiting automobile to make his es cape. Gte License Number. All roads out of Denver are be ing guarded and word of the hold up has been sent to all outside counties. The car bore a Colorado llcenne, No. 18001. While the robbery was going on, according it witnesses, a sec ond automobile touring car load ed with masked men, armed with shotguns and rifles, stood 20 feet (Continued on Page Seven.) Washington, Dec. 18 Proponents of the administration shipping bill won the first victory In the jockey ing in the senate today over the move of opponents to displace the bill with the Norris agriculture fin ancing measure. When the senate met it had pend ing before it the motion to displace the one bill with the other which was made Saturday by Chairman Norris of the agricultural committee. While supporters of the Norris mo tion were attempting to get the floor Senator Eansilell of loulsiana, a democratic supporter of the ship measure, claimed recognition in ac eordance with a notice given last week and launched into a speech la behalf of the bill. RECKLESS DRIVING IS CHARGED TO TV0 HERE Two motorcyclists were arretted here yesterday by Motoieyele Patrol as Sheltoo and charged with reck less driving. They are James Kvans and George Raster. The two motorcycles were held in lien of $10 bail, and the men will be arraigned before Police Judge Earl Baee. They were driving their machines in circles about the streets according to Patrolman Sheltou. SHIPPING BILL DELAY BLOCKED NIANTHOUGHT DEAD TO TALK s ' ' " Supposed Hcrrin Mas sacre Victim to Tell Story of Mine Field out rage on Witness Stand. Marion, 111., Dec, 18. (By As sociated Press) Shot down and left to die on a lonely roadsldo, Dan OTtourke returned today to tell bis story at the trial of five men charged with murder In con nection with the Horrln mlna slaylngs. That O'ltourke, who still bears the scars left by his Injuries, had come back from the very shadow of the grave to tes tify for the prosecution was an nounced by counsel for the state at the opening of court today, "O'ltourke was one ot the six men whom other witnesses have testified were shot down before the Herrin city cemetery after they had been marched through the towwn by a singing, Jeering mob. One witness has told of seeing the six dead and badly wounded men in the road, three of them still breathing and all bound to gether by a rope about their necks. Another testified of trying to take a drink of water to two ot the sufferers and ot being or dered away by one of the defend ants. According to prosecution attor neys, one of these men was O'Kourke and the other one was Howard Hoffman, who died two days later In a hospital. O'Rourke was left here today under heavy guard. SALEM MAN BORN IN 1829 CALLED BY DEATH The death la Salem a few days ago of Henry C. Qrabenhorsl, at the age of 93 years, calls attention to the fact that at the timo of hi birth In 18i, a number of Revo lutionary heroes were still living. John Adams and Thomas Jeffer son had been dead only four years when Mr. Grabenhorst was bora, and Aaron Burr was still living in pov erty in New York City. And Abra ham Lincoln was a rail splitting youth in Kentucky, 20 years old when Mr. Grabenhorst was born. Henry B. Grabenhorst who died a few days ago, was active In his farm work until about a week be fore his death. His father Henry O. Grabenhorst, and grandfather of W. H. Grubenhorst, died at the age ct 100 yars sad three months.