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TITE SIOltXIXG OKEOOXIAX, MONDAY, NOVE3IBER C, 1922 "
SCHOOL BILL FIGHT
DRAWING TO CLOSE
world has such a measure among
its laws. That government is bol
shevik Russia. Even Emma Gold
man, high priestess of anarchy,
doesn't want to live there. If Ore
gon enacts this compulsory educa
tion law it will take its place along
side of Russia and the two will stand
together in an effort to crush out
freedom of worship, trampling upon
the rights of conscience and invad
ing the rights of the home."
That the law is freakish, is the
contention of Joseph A. Hill, prin
cipal of Hill Military academy and
executive secretary of the non-sectarian
and Protestant committee
for freedom in education.
"If this law is passed, and a par
ent wishes to take a necessary and
desirable trip and takes the child
along with him, he would be guilty
of a misdemeanor." Mr. Hill said.
! is their earnest and sincere desire
tt see this man, 100 per cent for the
people, at Washington, where he
I will wear no man's collar. These
gobs also like his stand on the
i toreador trousers. You can bank on
'Andy getting on the popular side
every time sometimes."
I "By the way," continued the colo-
nel, displaying more temper than
j appeared necessary, "did you see
what the anti-blue law league did
going to the different cigar stores
to vote for himself. And look at
the result Gump isn't even credited
with a single vote. I don't believe
the straw vote was honest so far as
Gump is concerned." '
Colonel Bush received a telegram
from Ontario yesterday reporting
the Gump-for-Congress club- in Mal
heur county is ready for tomorrow.
Judge King is president, W. E. Lees
vice-president, J. T. McNulty is
treasurer and George K. Aiken is
secretary. They asked for money
and buttons. The buttons were sent.
In the colonel's mail came a let
ter from R. A. Walmsley of Kelso,
Wash- saying Kelso feels that
Gump is trying to keep the court
house in Kalama, and that therefore
Kelso is unalterably opposed to
Andy and the whole Gump family.
Another letter . came from Allan
Steele, 170 Second street, city,
predicting that Andy cannot be
elected because he hornswoggled
the Widow Zander out of her
."If every knock is a boost," sage
ly commented Colonel Bush, "Andy
Gump will be elected unanimously."
MURDER JURY OUSTED
PAXEL TRYING HEXRT ITCL
failing to agree "on a verdict in 23
Howard C. Tibbets, foreman, said
that 11 ballot had been taken. The
first, he said, was 7 to 5 for acquit
tal. The remaining ten were 6 to 6.
The court, after Tibbets1 report,
asked opposing counsel if they
wished to have the jury deliberate
further. After a brief argument
both sides agreed that it should be
discharged. The Jurors and specta
tors then left the courtroom and the
defendant wa taken back to the
county jail. The case was 6et for
next Friday to be reset for trial.
The three women on the jury voted
throughout for acquittal.' "We felt
that the prosecution did not prove
its case," Mrs. Kathlyn McKee, one
of the three, explained.
Wilkens expressed his disappoint
ment, but said that he "felt sure"
that the next trial would mean ac
quittal. The killing of three persons who
figured in the investigation of Mrs.
Annie Wilkens' death furnished a
tragic prologue to the trial of Henry
Wilkens. Walter Castor, said by
the prosecution to have conspired
with Wilkens to slay Mrs. Wilkens,
shot and killed his eister-in-law,
Mrs. Robert Castor, who he appar
ently suspected of having betrayed
him, and Timothy J. Bailly, detective
sergeant. Castor then committed
Dr. Manood to Speak.
WHITMAN COLLEGE, Walla
WallaT Wash., Nov. 5. (Special.)
Under the auspices of the Whitman
International Relations club," Dr.
Manood of Armistar. India, presi
dent of the Oxford International as
sembly, will speak in the Whitman
chapel November 16.
Alleged Stayer of Wife Hopes
That Next Trial Will
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5. The
jury trying Henry Wilkens. garage
manager, on a charge" of wife mur
der was called into court and dis
charged at 4:45 P. M. yesterday after
Two Campaign Meetings
Scheduled for Today. '
to us in its straw vote? It abso
lutely refused to show the ballots
for Andy Gump. I know that he
received more than any other can
didate, for I personally devoted two
days to marking the straw ballots
and deposited them in the boxes at
the cigar stores. I must have voted
1000 times myself, and I know that
Andy run up a terrific taxicab bill
Vote for Loiis P. Hewitt for circuit
judge dept. No. 5. Ballot No. 34. Adv.
BOTH SIDES ARE HEARD
Phone your want ads to The
Oreeronian. Main 7070.
Read- The Oregonian classified ads.
"Th nnnishment is at the discre-
tion of the city or county school
superintendent. One can readily
see what would happen if the parr
Friends of Measure Gather at
.Auditorium in Afternoon and
Opponents in Evening'.
ent were in disfavor with the sup
erintendent. Such a law would be
capable t of serious abuse."
With the exception of two meet
ings, to be held today in the Scottish
Kite temple, the compulsory school
hill campaign in Portland closed
yesterday with a gathering of the
"pro" forces at the municipal audi
torium in the afternoon and a simi
lar assembly of those opposed to it
at the same building in the even
ing. The great hall was well filled
for both meetings.
Today's programme calls for a
meeting for women at the Scottish
Kite Temple this afternoon and a
gathering of Masons at the same
building in the evening. William
MacDougall, one of the leading ad
vocates of the measure, will speak
at both meetings. The anti-school
bill element will also have two
meetings. One, at Astoria, will be
for women only and will be ad
dressed by Mrs. Alexander Thomp
son. The other, at The Dalles, will
be addressed by R. W. Montague.
Koth of these meetings are to be
held under the auspices of the non
sectarian and protestant committee
for freedom in education.
Professor Bissett Speakx.
Professor Charles F. Bissett of the
University of Washington was the
chief speaker at the meeting of
anti-compulsory education forces at
the auditorium last night. He held
the proposed measure to be an im
proper one and a danger.
"It is an attack on the fun
damental and basic principles of the
American commonwealth," he de
clared. "The constitution of the
Tnited States guarantees absolute
"Let us throw off the mask. This
is purely an attack on the Koman
Catholic church. I am not a Catho
lic and T have no Catholic antece
dents. This is my country, mine is
a peculiar sense. It is wet with the
blood of my ancestors. My great
grandfather fought at Bunker Jfill;
grandfather in Mexican war; father
fought at Gettesburg; I was a vol
unteer in the Spanish-American war
and my son was on the battlefields
"If the Roman Catholic church
were to attack the public schools of
this country, I have Protestant blond
in me to shed in the defense of the
Much Owed to Catholic.
"I would also be willing to shed
my blood if the Ku Klux Klan at
tempts to subvert the basic prin
ciples of American democracy.
"This republic owes much to the
.influence of the Catholics. This
Oregon owes much to the Catholic.
Long before my ancestors stepped
on the Plymouth rock, the Catholic
missionaries had spied out this land
and its possibilities for settlement.
In the darkest days of the revolu
tion, the friend that came to our
rescue was Catholic France, headed
"The founders of the constitution
realized that to God alone is a man
responsible for his religious views
and practices. The autonomy of the
soul even God recognizes. He re
spects it, not compelling by external
forea, but appealing to reason, con
science and affection.
"Herein is the divine foundation
of religious liberty. Its enactment
is recognized as the law of God,
written in nature, of truth and man.
Such it is to be considered as the
echo of the divine will translated
into our fundamental law. .
Free Religion Demanded.
"Happy the people whose rights
of conscience are never forced.
Happy the peopLe that have never
made an appeal to arms in a re
ligious war. Happy the people that
have not shed others' blood on the
battlefield fighting for creed.
"Conscience, said the great Doctor
Lieber. lies beyond the reach of God.
Thoughts and religious aspirations
and religious teachings must be
free.' That government is the most
despotic which attempts to inter
fere with the. religion of its people."
Another important discussion of
the measure was that held at Chris
tensen's hall last night, at which
Dr. W. F. Martin, associate editor
of the Liberty magazine and secre
tary of the national religious liberty
bureau, denounced the bill.
On account of the regular Sunday
afternoon concert at the auditorium
the mass meeting in favor of the
school bill was not held until 4:30
Stranger Schools Wanted.
Rev. Mr. MacDougall's address in
favor of the bill was a general
summing up of its advantages as
he views the measure, and a refuta
tion of the arguments advanced by
the opposition. The measure, he
contended, had but one object
Americanization; it is not a re
pressive law and Intended only to
strengthen the present public school
system, he said.
Rev. Mr. MacDougall contended
that the bill is not a religious move
ment; that it would not force the
closing of military academies, or
phans' homes or other similar insti
tutions. Children could remain in
euch homes and schools, he claimed,
and still receive instruction in pub
Rev. Mr. MacDougall commended
the Scottish Rite Masons for their
stand on the measure and claimed
that the school bill was being tried
out in Oregon because of the small
foreign element in the state.
Remarks Well Received.
The remarks of the speaker were
well received by the audience.
The anti-school bill mass meeting
in the evening w-ns. a general rally
of the forces opposed to the meas
ure. The principal speakers were
Professor Bissett, Mrs. Alexander
Thompson, a leader in local politics
and civic work, and Dudley C.
Wooten, ex-representative in con
gress and at present a resident of
Seattle. Several thousand people
attended this meeting
At Christensen's hall. Dr. Martin
m denouncing the measure declared
that if passed it would make Ore
eon a second. Russia, a modern
Prussia of Wilhelm's day, replica
of pagan Sparta.
"In heathen Sparta," he said, "the
child was considered the ward of
-the state. The sacred rights of
parenthood were not regarded. That
was the doctrine of a heathen na
tion. It is hard to conceive that
Oregon would place itself in such a
"Prior to the world war Prussia
had a law compelling all children
to attend state schools. Now that
it is a republic it welcomes private
and church schools.
"But one government in the
Gump Going Strong on
Eve of General Election.
Colonel Bntk Say Candidate Is
Winning Hands Down.
AT THE Gump-for-Congress club
headquarters last night the
workers were coming , and going in
a continuous throng; the telephone
was ringing incessantly and a flood
of Andy Gump buttons were dis
tributed. It was the busiest po
litical headquarters anywhere. Colo
nel Bush, 'prominent citizen and tax
payer of Bull Run, fairly beamed
as he polluted the atmosphere with
the smoke from his Manila cigars.
As president of the club and man
ager of the Gump campaign, the
colonel was even more busy than
Andrew Gump was locked in the
rear office to protect him from
being importuned by persons who
wanted to meet the free-handed
"We're going to put Gump
across," insisted the colonel with
vigor. "How do I know? Well
just between ourselves I called at
the bank today and inquired the
amount of Andy's balance. The
paying teller informed me how
much Gump has left, and, with the
campaign nearly over and some iron
men still in the bank, I am certain
I'll pull him through.
"I'm having some trouble, how
ever," confessed the colonel. "Down
in Tillamoolfcjeounty, for Instance,
republican voters are being urged
to write in the name of Andrew
Gump for representative in the
legislature against Rollie W. Wat
son. In Yamhill county, . where
Peter Zimmerman, republican can
didate for state senator, is saying
he is a member of the non-partisan
league of the Dakotas, Gump is
being proposed as a candidate
against him. Other persons are
recommending Andy as first, second,
third and last .choice for city com
missioner. My' trouble is trying to
keep the boys lined up and let them
know Andy Gump is not a miscel
laneous candidate. He is a candi
date for congress, nothing else.
"Widow Zander reports that the
women like Andy and his manly
stand on all issues. Min I mean
Mrs. Gump has been attending 4
o'clock teas and little Chester has
been attending a different Sunday
school every week. A delegation
from the cr6w of United States
eagleboat No. 38, in the harbor, has
hern here and assured Andy that it
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EX -ASSISTANT TJ. S.
1 Strict Immigration Laws.
2 Non-Partisan Tariff Com
mission. 3 Merchant Marine without
- subsidies and graft.
4 National Bonus for ex
Service Men, paying for
- same by taxing profiteers
and predatory wealth..
5 Better pay and treatment
for mail carriers and pos
6 Gov't hospital in Portland
for ex-Service Men.
2 Oriental land ownership.
3 Child labor. .
5 Pending ship subsidy bill.
6 The sales tax.
7 Pat McArthur's Do-Nothing
8 Cancelling foreign war
9 Esch-Cummings bill.
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These are the portals of the Nation's future the free public schools
of America. Through them the coming generation of workers,
thinkers, doers and achievers come and go, learning the principles
of democracy the basic things upon which depend the life and
permanency of a nation of free people.
To preserve these free institutions the public schools is the pur
pose of the Compulsory Education Bill, and to broaden and extend
their scope and benefits are the hope and desire of those who con
ceived and initiated this measured
In the final analysis there are only two classes who oppose this
Jefferson bill. These are:
(1.) Those who believe the rights of church should take
precedence over the rights of the state. These elaim
opposition to the bill with the argument that it is
x (2.) Those who believe in class distinction in social
caste who believe their children are too good to be
educated alongside of your children. These so
called blue-bloods oppose the bill with the argument
. that it is an infringement of their personal rights
yEvery argument against the Compulsory Education Bill is based primarily
upon the element of selfishness. Its opponents are not willing that the larger
interests of the nation should take precedence over selfish personal and private
Red-blooded men and women are for the Compulsory Education Bill. They
realize that in it is the guarantee for balanced and even-tempered progress and
that through free public schools and through free public schools alone will
American leadership be maintained and permanency assured.
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