The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 20, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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    ' Vfoalt' Gallem Do the QomtGB': af n W.emr.
The Statesman receives the leased
wire report - of - tke Associated
Press, the i-reatest and most re
liable press association in the 4
Would Investigate to Ascer
tain If Educational Insti
tutions Foster Spread of
Board of Aircraft Examin
ers Recommended by
'. '10 10 MAKES REPORT
Advise Raic for Foar State Of
fleer; County judges .
Underpaid j
To relitigation .of all Oregon
schools and colleges by a -special
committee of tno lsgfslature to
ascertain if they are mediums for
the spread of radical propaganda
is railed for in a Joint resolution
introduced by Senator Hall ol
Coos and Curry yesterday
'The bill provide that the spe
cial committee havo power to rail
before It any witnesses necessary.!
and that it report to the legisla
tive session of 1923.
.. Thi measure is based on the
helief; that the propaganda of Rol
rhevlstn. I. W. W.lsm. Sovietiam
and other disrupting doctrines is
Ix in spread through many agen
cies, including professor in many
of the state-aided pnblle schools,
and that Its purpose i to npset
the present form of government
in the United States.
Upon reconsideration yenterday
of Senator Upton's resolution
: tailing for the appointment of &
special committee to consider re
disricting measures, the measure
was adopted Monday, it was de
feated by a IS to 13 Tote.
President. Rltner came from
the chair and moved reconsider
ation. 3 Senators Lachmund and
Thomas, who had previously op
posed the measure, said that In
view of a sentiment that the bat
tie of yesterday was a reflection
, on President Ritner. they wished
a reconsideration. ' They second
ed Rltuer's motion. Senator Jo
seph denied any intended reflect
tion on President Ritner. These
senators asked for a unanimous
vote for reconsideration and this
was accorded. Of those who
Toted for the measure Monday
Senator Banks spoke for recon
sideration. Senator Ryan moved
that the resolution be made a
special order for 2:30 o'clock to
day, and this carried.
. Provision for the organization
of an Oregon state board of air
craft examiners, regulating flying
and registering aviators. Is con
tained in a bill introduced yes
' : terday in the house by Korell of
Maltnomah. The bill stipulates
that this board be composed of
five aviators, three of whom have
been commissioned pilots In . the
Unfted States service. U of them
to be appointed by the governor.
A $25 fee is required of each man
who presents himself for exam
ination as a flyer.' A penalty not
to exceed; $200 or 0 days in Jail
or both Is provided for in case
. regulations i In regard to flying
. are not carried out by the avia
t tors. . :
The following bills-were Intro
duced in the senate yesterday."
S. D. 94, Joseph To Increase
salary of Mataomah founty school
superintendent from $2500 to
$100 a year.
8. R. 95. Ryan Changing date
of closed fishing season on Will
amette river and tributaries.
S. B. 9$. Bell Providing that
Journalistic laboratories of the
University of Oregon and Oregon
Agricultural college shall not do
commercial printing.
S. B. 97. Bell To amend act
. Incorporating Eugene City Ma
sonic lodge No. 11. ,
S.B. 5 f. Jones Providing: for
the examination of an adverse
' party to any civil action or suit.
S. B. 99, Jones -To provide for
xelease from the lien of a Judg
ment the real property of appel
. Jant. - . y.
S. B. 100, Hume, Strayer and
Jones1 Providing for pacing
church and hospital vacant prop
erty on assessment rolls.
S. B. 1011 TUfa-1nrntnr an-
Increases in the salaries of the
state superintendent of schools.
the attorney general, the cornor-
r.tiori commissioner, and the ckrfc
of the state land board are re
commended in the report to the
governor and the legislature filed
yesterday by the committee ap
pointed by the legislature of 1911.
It is recommended that th? school
superintendent's salary be in
creased from $3000 to $4000:
the attorney general's salary from
$3600 to $4000. and that the Sal
ary of the clerk of the land board
e raised from $2400 to $3000.
and that of the corporation com
missioner from $3000 to $360'.
The report -was followed - by the
introduction of the necessary bills
by Senator Hell, chairman of the
committee. ; -
These iaro the only increases
tecom mended for state offices ex
cept that in some instances It is
held that the pay or district at- i
torneys in too small. "
As to county offices the com-!
mittee finds county Judges gen
erally underpaid. It is recom
mended that at belter pay the
jndges be required to devote full
time to their offices and bo made
financial ! managers of their coun
ties with authority to investigate
the conduct and expense of all
i other county offices.
Increases, are reeomm?rded for
county assessors. County treas
urers in a few instance ar found
to bo underpaid. County school
superintendents are" poorly 1 paid,
says the report, and general in
creases are ured. For county
commissioners, actual expense al
lowances in addition to salaries
aro recommended. It is . recom
mended that the. terms of county
recorders be increased to four
Implications Prevent Pres.
r ident-elect From An
nouncing" Personnel of
Important Cabinet Posts
Definite Selections Will Not
be Announced Until Prior
to Inauguration
Kye Wltnc!es Describe Burning
of Publio Ilui'dinis ami
Stores In Cork
Only Way n Fight llolslievikm U
Through Education and R.
ligiou Ifcvlarrw Count
MARION. Ohio. Jan. 19. The
task of selecting a cabinet has
been round so difficult by Presi-dent-elect
Harding that - he has
given up the plan of making
early definite selections for two
or thre of th- more important
Cabinet Places Still in Doubt
Without indicating tiie nature
of the complications, the president-elect
said tonight that after
several weeks' of consultation he
was not disposed to commit him
self in regard to any one cabi
net place until he was ready to
make final selections for all. He
added that be considered his dif
ficulties only normal manifesta
tions on personal and factional
His attitude generally was ac
cented as indicating no definite
'selections will be announced nn-
ca"' v , . , . 1 til prior to his Inauguration.
Sheriffs are believed entitle! -i luid thousht oriclnallv" he
to more! pay than other connty!..i,i .. nr. h-0 ,ak.
more ; pay
nriicets. though Jn some counties
tfcey are found to be overpaid.
County surveyors should le ap
pointed, not elect edjt he report
tays: ; ' " -
Sweeping-Inquiry of Charg
es Made Against Justice
. Agents Proposed v
WASHINGTON,' Janl 1 9. In
sistence of Attorney General Pal
mer that a sweeping congression
al investigation be made of the
charges that department of jus-'
tier agents, in rounding up al
leged radicals last winter, were
abusive -and disregarded the legal
rights of accused, brought assur
ance today from senate Judiciary
sub-committee that it would hear
first-hand both the agents Who
up?rvised the raids and their
critics, j.-' '
The attorney general appeared
before the sub-committee which
was considering the advisability
of granting amnesty to persons
convicted of violating the espion
age act and. other war-time laws-
Mr. Palmer said that amnesty
proclamation would not' affect an
immediate and' wholesale release
of persons confined in prisons for
violations of wartime statutes be
cause each case would havi to
be gone Unto on Its merits. . 1
Mr. . Palmer discussed the
charges made against his depart
ment by the national popular gov
ernment league. Thess charges
were drawn up, he declared, by
attorneys. "many of whom were
counsel for persons arrested ror
deportation on charges of bsing
alien radicals.
He asked that an attempt be
made to ascertain the facts.
"I have nothing to go on but
the reports of department of Jus
tice agents, carefully selected
men," said Mr. Palmer. 'Namr-
ally I believe them."
Inet places in advance to permit
the parties named to taira up in
formally the work. But I have
found it so difficult to. find in an
administrative organization that
? am not disposed to make defi
nite tenders and have men accept
until I have made up. u complete
organisation. : '
Republican Cabinet Wanted
"There is no semblance of any
marked. . drive., .either , for or
against. Ither ita support or in
opposition to any . individual.
There v is the natural current of
both political and -personal re
commendations and the natural
cross currents of . personal, indi
vidual and factional opposition.
It is all' normal and does not keep
me awake nights.
" "I am thinking of getting an
organization best fitted to serve
the country. I am a partisan.
I am going to have a Republican
cabinet. Hut no selection will be
made because of party obligation,
without consideration tor the
best tiervice of the country." '
Th-s emphasis placed by the.
president-elect on his desire ror
a. "Republican cabinet" was taken
to have direct reference to stories
that he would disregard the usual
method of giving cabinet posi
tions to those who had been act
ive Art :' ; party politics,' arid' might
name, a Democrat to one place.
Harding Reftlgns Star leadership
Mr. Harding does not expect
to rvert to the cabinet business
until the end of his two weeks
houseboat trip which begins Sat
urday at St. Angustine, Fla.
Announcement was made to
night .; that the pres-ident-elect
would - return front Florida to
Marion; before the inauguration.
He will spend only one day here,
however, arriving March 2, and
leaving March 3.
Presidentelect Harding resign
ed tonight as president of the
Harding Publishing company, and
thus relinquished the active di
rection he has exercised for SO
fear over the editorial jpolicy
of the Marion Daily Star. H? did
not sever his connection with the
paper,; however,' accepting th?
chairmanship of the board of directors.
LONDON. Jan. 19. What Is
alleged to be the sworn testimony
of some 70 eye-witnesses describ
ing the burning of public build
ings and stores In Cork Decem
ber 11-12 as unprovoked and un
justifiable and the condition of
Ireland lunder British military
rule as one of lawl?R terror-is-m."'
wan LfKiied today by the
Irish l;i')or party and trades union
roiiKr.-s. 1
The document Is In the form of
a report, printed and published
in Dublin. -It was circulated in
London by the. British labor party
without any actual endorsement.
The, report, whifh Is described
by its authors as the result of an
impartial inquiry, contains state
mets made by Sir Green
wood, chief secretary for Irelaud
In the house of commons that the
Sinn Fein were, tin incendiaries
responsible, accuses Hie crown
forces of being solely guilty 'and
challenges ' the government to
publish the. findings of the mili
tary inquiry Instituted by Major
General Strickland in command
or the troops which the report
fayjs the government is afraid to
The third assistant engineer, a
fireman and ltoatswain of the
American steamer West Cannon,
are among those from whose evi
dence excerpts are used. The re
port says it was necessary to con
ceal the identity of the witnesses,
otherwise thy would not have
volunteered the evidence,
i Recalling Sir llaniar' Green
wood'? assertion on December 13
that "it is obviously to the in
terest of the government to find
the perpetrators of this outrage."
the report declares the Investi
gation is to the Interest of the
government, for it certainly found
the perpetrators." "
Contradicting Sir II a m a r
Greenwood's statement that the
fire started in the Patrick street
stores and spread to the other
buildings, among them the city
hall, a considerable distance away
on the opposite side or the river
Lee. the report says:
"It Is a pity the j-fttef secre
tary does not know a little more
about the topograph pf the cotm
tryhe could H inore.", UV n
' A map of Cork is attached with
a . reproduction of one publishe-1
tn a London paper, which, the re
port charges was "faked" to sub
stantiate the official report on
the burning. '
Disputing the suggestion that
the burning partook of the nature
of a reprisal for the. ambushing
of a party of crown forces at
Dillon's Cross, it is declared that
long before the attack it was
known there was eoine to . be
CORVALLI3. Ore.. Jan. 19.
"The only way to fight bclshev
Ism Is through education and re
ligion." is the beher or Count
Ilya Tolstoy, Russian " writer and
sen or the famous Leo Tolstoy,
who addressed a record crowd of
Oregon Agricultural college stu
dents, faculty and townspeople at
convocation assembly today. More
than 4000 person crowded Into
the, building and the opinion is
expressed that Count Tolstoy
ranks among tln most forceful
speakers ever to appear at tho
Count Tolstoy described condi
tions in Russia as he bad recently
seorr mem. lie stated that tho
one great accomplishment cf tho
bolshevik! was that or printing
money, the only limit being a
shortage of paper and printing
presses. Russian laborers who
were paid 50 cents a day before
the. war now receive two or three
thousand dollars per day. In bol-
rnevikl money, rfngar sells for
f 10,000 a pound. The people
earry their money in baskets
People traveling , between Petro
gTad and Moscow often have to
get ont of the train and cut wood
for the locomotive, so great is
the shortage of fuel.
"The ultimate ideal of the bol-
shevlkl Is commendable, but thoir
methods ror attaining it are crim
inal," said the count.
French Ministers Seek Ful
fillment ( of Versailles
Pact Without Recourse
to Violence
Declaration Claims That
Frenchmen May Trade
With Russia
IfetcgatUMi Deal With Ilroad Ak-
perU of Trade 1'iiion
House Amends Bill and
Limits Membership fori
Ten Years to 435
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. -At
the end of the most turbulent ses
sion of the present congress, the
house today adopted the reappor
tionment bill with an amend
ment limiting its membership ror
ten years to the present 435.
:j The fight to prevent increase
t4 43 .was won. several hours ear
lier, however, when the house in
committee of the whole, refused
to postpone consideration or re
districting and then voted 198 tr
77 to keep the present maximum.
It was after long parliamentary
wrangling that the bill was
brought before the house itself
for 4 final showdown. The 435
amendment finally was agreed to.
267 to 76 and the measure mads
ready for the senate.
At the start the effort was made
r, k i. 5 s literally to knock the bill in th3
trouble, shooting and quarreling ,., b ,tPivinB. out th enactinr
among the "black and tans," hav
4ng been going on throughout the
"There is evidence that .300
gallons of petrol were taken out
of Victoria barracks that , night."
the report asserts.
! A summary of the testimony
follows, purporting to prove that
the burnings and ar&oti and oth?r
outlawry were carried out by the
Cork crown forces. The report
emphasizes that "it was while
the military had complete charge
and while no civilian.? might he
abroad without a permit that the
head by striking out the enacting
clause. It started a veritable
After deciding to go ahead with
the measure. Representative Bar
bour. Republican. California,
member or the census committee
made himseir heard above the din
rn1 prooosed the 435 maximum
amendrnent. around which the
battle was waged. Other amend
ments were offered, one to cut
h- membership ' to 307 and an
other to raise It to 460. Roth
were voted down.
After the real Tght had been
settled. Representative Tlnkham
PARIS. Jan. 19. The minis
terial declaration in the chamber
cf deputies tomorrow will say
that the government will strive
to obtain execution of the Ver
sailles treaty without recourse
to violence, if Germany is dispos
ed to disarm and pay reparations.
The document will declare that
the financial quest ir-n is dominat
ed, even conditioned, by the chief
problem of reparations due rrcra
Germany. While striving to rea
lise a vast plan of economy and
endeavoring to adjust expenditure
to revenue, the government w!ll
dt'Vcie its efforts to obtaining
rrcm Germany -the execution of
the treaty without violence if
Germany shows itself disposed to
fulfill its engagements. '
Alliance Mut Hold
The. declaration will add that
the maintenance of alliances seal
ed on -the battlefield are essential
both as regards Germany and to
assure continuity of France's for
eign policy, particularly in the
east, where Franre will endeavor
to maintain her acquired' rights.
As regards Russia, the declara
tion will say that the French gov
ernment, while , permitting the
French to trade freely with Rus
sia, will not; resume political re
lations witn tne soviet govern
ment as long as it, abstains from
giving guarantee that it is ready
to respect the free expression of
the will of the Russian people and
international engagements of pre
ceding Russian governments.
The declaration will say that
the government intends to carry
out the program of reduction in
the military i service prepared by
the preceding cabinet in agree
ment with the highest of military
Touching on the domestic pol
icy, the government will declare
that voluntary help by a large
republican majority is indispens
able ir the government is to earry
ont speedily the social reforms
demanded. I -
MEXICO CITY. Jan. 19. Al
though the Pan-American federa
tion of latnr officially closed it
Ellens lat nighr, conferences
Mere held today in tho quarters
occupied l y the United States del
egation which did not leave as was
planned, owing to a change in the
steamship arrangements.
Samuel Gompers met virtually
all tht delegates and discussed
the labor needs peculiar to several
countries an - elaborated on the
extensive trade anion campaign
which the Pan-Americans have
voted to undertake. in Central
America. Mr. Gompers said he be
lieved the most transcendent thing
accomplished was the adoption of
the - resolution proposed by the
United States delegation dealing
wjtb the broad aspects of the trade
union movement. -especially as it
relates to Central and South Am
erica. '
- "I am certain that the conven
tion has done much . to cement
good relations among the Latins,
he said. "I am vain enough to be
lieve that the work accomplished
by the American Federation In
preventing war between the Unit
ed States and Mexico would be re
peated by the Pan-American Fed
eration if ' the occasion ever
arises." " -
Provisional Republic Thru
Consulai- Serrice is De
- veloping Direct Shipping
Serrice With U. S. ;
Destruction Has Amounted
tO'Hundreds'of Millions
in Ireland '
Safe Breaker Evades
Detection Successfully
Burglars succeeded In getting
possession of approximately $600
In silverware. 1100 in cash. $10
in stamps and $10,000 worth cf
citv was burned and looted This . Republican. Massachusetts. camA
alone. It adds, "is enough to de-jnp with a proposal to reduce
cide the authorship of the Hres." ; house seats in the states where
The .report continues: "So far I "Agrees are denied the right or
from firing on or arresting loot- franchise and the battle sianeu
rs and incendiaries, the officers jairesn. ...
and soldiers on duty In the cur- After nearly two hours debat.
rew Iorrls encouraged the wprk M,,ai : ";urr ls,":'-
or plunder and destruction." . wa:.K"v!.,?ed- ,a
Aouiucir niauiir ucir.iu
over an amendment hy Represen
tative Harbour to perfect the bill
by providing that the machinery
for redisricting in the 11 states
which will lose seats after Msrcn
Bill for Protection Against
Dishonest Garagemen
: Resented
Proposed legislation that has
been introduced by Senator Haro
of Washington county, which
woald afrord the only protection
the motor vehicle ' owner has
against greedy and dishonest gar
age and automobiie repair shop
operators, is said to have aroused i hh mcnopoly."
provisional Irish republic through
its consular service Is building ap
a large and successful direct
shipping service between Ireland
and other countries, especially
with the United States, the com.
mission of the committee or 19
Investigating the Irish qaestion
was told today by J. L .FawsitU
who said he was the Irish consul
general at New Tortc. ;
Fortalgbtly Service' Operate
A fortnightly service, between
New fork and Cork, he said, is
in operation asd another service
will open soon, between , Boston
and Ireland. -,
England, he said, was making
every etrort to prevent direct
shipping with Ireland.. "On Ac
count cf her ' large debt to the
United States. Great Britain prob
ably wilt not take extreme meas
ures to embarrass American for
eign shipping" he added, although'
it has subjected every- ship to
search and other indignities. No
passenger vessel arc allowed to
land in Ireland direct from Am
erica. he declared, adding that
this was "England's effort to
stifle American passenger service
that would com pet with the Brit-
nual mnmn-iiitiA.:-!. lt..-illffl and (ire insurance policies.
eonhtv Mnarim--. I from the Showalter & Jacobs
. x. iw., uennts - Relating to
circulation of raise statements
aoout savings and loan associa
tions. S. B. Dennis -Providing
I?n.,,nderwr.lUn ritles of
building and loan associations.
v;P:l0,l,ElU,Provid5ne that
nd!f law extend to sheep.
-J?- ?- 10. Washington County
rlJf?nfr;'ldin,t tuBds r
'8. B.-106.Patteren-T
the i dairy and food commissioner
nres weights and meas-
' S. D. 107. Bell -Inpre.
salary of the state superintendent
of schools from S300O to f4onn
8. B. 10?, Bell Increasing the
'-r oi me cierK ot the state
land board from $2400 to $3000 a
year. - - .
S. B. 109. Bell Increasing the
saiary or the state corporation
(Continued on page 4)
wholesale grocery on Front street
Tuesday night; after breaking in
to the wholesale company a sate.
With apparent little effort tne
burglars 4 forced an entrance
through a window in the back of
the building. They chiseled oat
the combination lock to the enter
door of the safe and by the use
Of a Jimmy pried open the doer.
then chiseling the inner comDin
at ion lock again used the Jimmy
to flnlsh'the work or sate oreaa-
Ing. ' "
The work to all appearances is
such as would be expected of a
master at the art of safe-break-
ing. Quietly and systematically
the work was carried out, even to
the removal of all finger prints.
as well as footprints, in order to
ifavn no clue. 'And they seem
to have been very successful n
evading detection, as op ' to the
present nothing has been found
In 1.t 4n th Irion tit V Of . the
i guilty 'persona;
Bill Would Extend
Commercial Fishing Right
The commercial fishing rlstt
would be extended about three
miles rur'her up the Willamette
River towaid Oregon City by a
b'll Introduced yesterday by Sen
ator Ryan or Clackamas county.
I nder present regulations com
mercial robins ceases at Oswego.
Under the Ryan till It would d
extended to the bridge at Oregon
City, or a point about 600 teet be
low the .fish ladder. Also tne
bill changes' the fishing, da'es
from the period between -Marcn
15 and May I to the period be
tween April 1 and May 10. and
from the period between June 15
and November I to the period be
tween June 15 and December 1.
Formerly the 'commercial fish
ing period "extended as far up the
river as 300 feet below the fish
ladder. , i
-. t . ' - i .... ...
. .
Noted Russian Expected to
Come Under Auspices of
Rotary Club
Count Tolstoy, ron of the fam
ous author and philosopher, wltl
doubtless be a speaker in Salem
under the auspices of the Rotary
club, either coming Friday or
Monday night. He spoke lat
night at Corvallis, and the Salem
club is endeavoring to date him
Count Tolstoy's subject is
"The Russia or Today."
- 4 - ; ' sv
Bills Introduced in Senate
by Bell of Lone
Following ! the report ot the
special cemrfllttee or the 1919
legislature to investigate salaries
or itat and county oMcers, riled
yesterday. Senator Pell, chair
man of the committee, introduce!
three salary ;bllls.
One or the bills calls ror an in
crease in the salary, or the state
superintendent ' or schools from
$3000 a year to $4000 a year, an
other an increase in the salary of
4. 1923. The Harbour plan any f t-nnn 't i?ada . v.p and
111UI17 Hiiiisuiuirn iiiiaiijr were uv
As the bill stands, the states
whicrt will IQJg representation
ere; Missouri.' two seats and In
diana, Iowa. Kansas. Kentnckv.
Louisiana Maine. Mississippi, Ne
braska. Rhode " Islmd and Ver-
mrnt. one each. These 12 seats
win be shifted to eight states:
California gets 3: Michigan 2:
Ohio. 2: and Connecticut. New
Jersey. North Carolina. Texas and
Washington one each.
the ire of certain organised automobile-dealers,
who will send a
lobby to Salem to wage war -on'
Mr. Hare's measure.
The Hare- bin is directed at
any person who presents a bill or
other paper known to contain false
statements, regardless of whether
the paper is signed, and. the tlil
would make the bill a false pre
pense nnder the law, and punUh
ible as such. ; ' ,
The measure applies particular
ly to that class of aatomob'le re
pair shop operators who , repair
-ars and then include -in the b.'lH
Items tor work that has not been
lone or attempted to be done. At
present the owner of the automo
bile has no recourse.' - If he refuses
to pay his car Is held until he
does pay. and usually Ire pays
rather than go to the expense of
Many instances are known In
which bills have been presented
by repair - shops Including work
not asked for by the ear owner.
Upon investigation he usually has
round that the statement is a fal
sification. - In the words ot Sen
ator Hare no honest man need
fear the bill he has introduced
and It would be a very serviceable
rlnb.ovre the head of the dis
honest repairman.
Warfare has xbeen vaxed
against Irish shipping by English
seaport towns.-h declared. '
Data and figures Intended U
show the result ot British econ
omic repression in Ireland wen
presented by- Fawlstt, who s a ra
ined tip the Irish Question as a
"Clash between two forms cr civ
ilization, the neutralized, capital
controlled government, represent
ed by Great Britain and a co-operative
community system repre
sented by the Irish republic."
DestrvrtkHi Totals Million
"The -Black and Tans." by the
destruction ot creameries, dairies,
banks and other industries oper
ated by the co-operative effort
and capital cf the Irish farmers
are fighting -the battles of the
British trusts. he declared. :
"Thus destruction has amount
ed to an actual loss ot $5,000,009,
bat by crippling a flourishing and
growing system, it has caused
losses . amounting probably .. to
hundreds ot in ill tens."
The British parliament, he said,
had taken cognizance of the dan
ger to "English, trusts' from the
Irish Co-operative system and had
withheld the Irish development
grants. ' .
(Continued oa page 4)
another increase in the salary of
the state corporation commission
er from $3000 to $3C.0O a year.
Some other salary bills may be
Introduced by the committee. An
increase for; the attorney general
was recommended, from $2600 to
$4000. The members or the com
mittee are I Senators Hell and
Strayer. and Representative Dodd,
Wheeler and Haines. None or the
lower house members are in the
present session or the legislature.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex,, Jan. 19-
A new case or bubonic plague has
been reported from Carrltos. San
Luis Potosl. Mexico, according to
Gasoline Motor Hits Auto,
One KMed, 20 Injured
LOS ANGELES. Cai Jan. 19.
One person was killed an 30 were
Injured when a gasoline motor
passenger coacn or tne southern
Pacific railway crashed into an 1
automobile truck and - trailer at
Huntnigton Park, a suburb, to
night, according to announcement
at the railway offices.
Thfr truck and trailer, it was
stated, were loaded with gasoline,
which exploded when the vehicles
came together on a grade cross-
ling. The coach toppled over in a
Oregon History May Be
Taught in Public Schools
For the purpose of arranging
details providing a means for the
teaching of Oregon historv in th
nub'le schools of ' this state. Dr.
R. C. Clark, h-d of the historv
department at University of Ore
gon and a reoresentative or a
committee from the history
teachers section ot the Oregon
State Teachers' association, and
H: O. Starkweather, of Clacka
mas county, representative ot the
committee from the Sons and
Daughters of-- Oregon Pioneer,
were at the state bouse yseterdav.
The two men met with J. A.
ChunhNl, state superintendent
ot public Instruction, and J. H.
Ackerman. president ot the Ore
gon state normal school.
'A meeting of the Joint commit
tees which Dr Clark and Mr.
Strakweather reoresent will ba
Protection Extended
to Surety Companies
Senate bill No. .22. Introduced
at the special session of 1920. ex
tending further protection to
surety companies and to persons
Interested In estates, was yester
day passed unanimously over the
veto of Governor Olcott. It had
the unanimous endorsement oi
the committee on revision of laws.
a disnatch from Mexico. Vigorous
efforts are beine made by the city .mass of blazing oil. but all the
health department to prevent the passengers escaped alive exceptbM in Portland on' Saturday to
spread ot the disease, the dls-j Mrs. Willis Faust of Anaheim.! farther details for presenting such
patch said. I wife of the engineer. . a bill
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Jan. 19.
Henry A. Brown, negro, who. ac
cording to detectives, confessed
today to the murder ot Miss Har
riet Kavanaugh. f naval academy
nurse, is. a ! prisoner nnder heavy
isguard in the brig of the naval
training ship Cumberland. The
nurse was gilled Friday night, her
skull .. being fractured in three
places With a lead pipe.
That robbery was the only mo
tive for the crime is the belief of
the Investigators.
Recommendation that the mat
ter be referred- to arv. impartial
tribunal is contained in a formal
Itatement made by J C. Nelson,
principal of the Salem high fcchool
yesterday, with reference to his
position in the controversy which
aros between the,' Eugene and
Salem high schools relative to the
severing of relation without giv
ing sufiirient cause.
In a meeting or the Salem stu
dent council Monday morning the
entire action or both schools was
reviewed and resolutions were
passed approving the action taken
by Principal Nelson.
The statement, which Is signed
by Mr. Nelson, follows:
Although the latest communi
cation from the Eugene high
srhdqj is still lacking in the de
sired, clearness as to the reason
Tor breaking ott relations -with
Salem, it is possible to draw the
inference that the reason which
they intend to forward is the al
leged 'insultlnc leur written by
me in regard to the -Equals case
Last fall. It was necessary for me
at that time as a member of the
state board -of control to express
mysilf with some pofitiveness in
retard to the case, and some
body's feelings appear to have
been deeply lacerated thereby.
"Snee th Enpene authorities
Intimate that they Intend to make
this letter public, it will be well
considering whether a private dif-
fcrenceor opinion between two
school men furnishes a valid rea
son ror so momentous a step as
a breech ot relations. Must the
friendly relations that should ex
ist between the papils of these
schools be Interrupted and a
spirit of hostility aroused merely
because someone's feelings have
been hurt? The schools exist for
the pupils, not for the principals:
and if . the latter put their own
iicimuii ierjiD(i uciore me in
terests of the pupils, wc win have
a strange inversion of the true
telations that should exist.
"I misht add that anything
which I wrote to Eugene was in
pursuance of my duty as a mem
ber of the state athletic associa
tion. I am therefore responsible
to them for my official actions;
and if these .actions were offen
sive to any mb-r, the proper
nrorednr trould hir hn tnall
me to account before the annual
meeting of. the association. Tet
at the meeting .which took place
on December 31. although repre
sentatives from Eucene were
present, not a word of complaint
or protest was tattered and. the
resolution- ot approval ot the pol
icy of the board ot control was
pasd unanimously.
"The policy at Eugene se-?ms to
be to make this so far as -pos
sible a Private matter., and keen
1. .ii .i. j .- i. i . -
l" luc. the public In the dark as to the
the TMihlle form its own eonelu
sion. In the mentlme It Is worth)
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