The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 01, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Suggestion From Enrorrmt
Officers Awaited to Make
Law Bullet -proof
Senator Underwood Vigor
ously Denounces Cloture
Proposal as Gagging and
Throttling senate
Measure Will Probably Be
Laid To One Side
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.; Sen
Its Republican leaders,' in ac
cordance .with their program for
nroccdare witb the Fordney era
ertency tariff bill, - today asked
nnanlmoiu consent' for a vote
February 15 and, on objection,
presented their j petition for clo
ture. . f;-!
Senator 'Pomerene, Democrat
OLio, objected to the proposal for
a rote February 15, denouncing
the bill as "taxing about every
thing that goes on the breakfast
table of the worklngman." ;
Pearo Presents. Cloture.
The cloture petition presented
by Senator Penrose, in charge of
the bill, bore names of 34 Re
publicans, and will be voted on
at 1 o'clock Wednesday, it re
quires a two-thirds vote for adop
. tion and its defeat was conceded
by both Republican and Demo
crats. ' i ,
Bcnator McCumber, North Da
kota and Senator Borah. Idaho,
Republicans, served notice they
would - attempt to hold the bill
before the senate to get - a vote.
This notice was regarded as like
ly to change plans tor laying aside
the bill in event of failure of clo
ture. It was said that Instead of
sidetracking the bill formally, it
probably would be laid aside.
temporarily" from day to day
to . give consideration, to appro
priation bills. Private predict
ions were general, however, that
. there was little prospect ot en
actment. - . , . ' : '.'
Senator Simmons ot North. Car
olina, senior Democrat: of the fin
ance committee, announced Jhis
support of the proposal to vote
Ftbruary 15 and Senator Under
,vood of Alabama, minority lead
er, offered no objection. The lat
ter, however, denounced , vigor
ously the proposal for cloture, de
claring it contemplated "gagging
and throttling" the senate.
i "It is the first time," said Mr.
Underwood, "that the Republican
leadership has faced the country
'With theidlrect proposal to erect
a tariff wall, not for revenue, but
to establish an embargo in time
of peace,"
The sugar tariff,' Senator Un
derwood asserted, would cost
consumers - about J400.000.000
;nd would Increase retail prices
from 1? to 13 cents a pound.
Duties on wool, which were
considered today by the house
' ways and means committee fram-
Ing permanent tariff legislation,
also canned a lively senate tilt.
Senator Borah said it was a "mys
tery" how it could help wool
growers when two years supply
oi wool now are on hand. Sena
tor Bmoot. Republican. Utah, how
:evir,i contended that - passage
would raise this price of raw wool.
WASHINGTON. Jan 21 red
hibition leaders in congress are
hoping to tighten up the Volstead
They are nlanninr
lation to provide a flat jail sen
tence for the first offense of
selling liquor without giving the
court tn& optional right of im
posing a fine.
OUier changes beins discussed
relate to the search and seizure
clause, so as to reach the home
brew and make more nnroonlhc'
me law nnder vrhlch- a person
Duymsr liquor may be punished
equauy with the person celling
Confiscation of all Honor held
by citizens is also beintr ureetT.
This would legalize seizure of all
private siocks. Objections . to
that, however, has been made by
some ary leaders on the ground
mat little such liquor finds its
way Into the channels of bootleg
trade, and that It won't be lone
before all such liquor will be
s .1 nless a pending bill, which
would permit federal commission
ers to try minor liquor- cases. Is
passed, a proposed amendment to
the Volstead lar would take care
of this. Federal court dockets
are now congested with Volstead
violations and government offic
ials have-reported a change of
proceed are neceessary. The big
fight for amendments will start
with the opening of the new ses
sion In April, according to dry
Meanwhile Chairman Volstead
of the house judiciary committee
awaiting word from prohibition
enforcement officers as to - sag
gestions for making the law bul
let proof. lie has expressed sat
lsfactlon with the law, believing
it was born with teeth, but
talks with members, he has ex
pressed the belief that others
might be added.
Reports showing heavy trans
portation of liquor and wholesale
smuggling, prompted the move
ment to put persons transporting
and selling It in jail.
In the effort to stop home brew
ing and distilling, prohibition
leaders admit they will run Into
a storm ot opposition. .
Supreme Court Decides To
Grant Socialist Editor and
Accomplices New Trials
After Investigating Affi
McReyonlds Says Intense
Dislike Docs Not In
capacitate Judge
Trial Attiucts Attention Because
of Effects of Outcome
On City
G. N. AND S. P. S. TO
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. Relatives Lure Mrs. Wither-
f all Away and Hold "
For Ransom .
Ellis Would Extend Power of
Intervention to Third
; U)S ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 31
Arthur W. Carr and Floyd U
. varr, cousins, confessed kidnap
pers of Mrs. Gladys Wltherell.
lte of O. Wltherell. Invest
ment company president, pleaded
rultty to a charge of kidnapping
the superior court today. Sen
tence waa deferred until next
Wednesday morning. I
.! A plan to have the men sen
tenced at once was abandoned
ben the prisoners asked for
.tonnseL saying they wished to
V"uce evidence. In "mitigation"
i "their offense.
i Carr made a .confession
t today, according to. the police
' which he said he planned the
; Wdnapping and lured Mm With
f0li from her heme last Tuesday
. Uht. i.
Senator Hume's bill extending
to children of a parent killed
while in industrial employ the
right to sue -for damages if the
other parent die before having op
portunity -to bring suit, vas pas
sed in the senate. It is reme
dial legislation, suggested by a
member of the supreme court, and
makes the state law confirm to
too federal '.act. : . .., r"
A bill by Senator Ellis extend
ing to third persons Interested In
litigation further rights to Inter
vene and protect their rights, waa
passed yesterday In the senate.
House bill No. 2 4, providing
that veterans of the world war be
accorded the same privileges of
relief when indigent as are ac
corded the veterans of other ware.
passed the senate pesterday.
Governor Olcott yesterday
signed the following senate bills:
, S. B. 2. Eberhard Extending
to specially appointed district at
torneys a statutory right to re
ceive pay for their services.
S. B. 31, Moser Giving Incor
porated cemetery associations to
nse their Irreducible funds for
S. R. 53. Ellis Relieving cir
cuit Judges, when instructing
grand Juries, of necessity of ex
plaining law relating to prize
fighting is not nvolved In cases
under investigation.
S. B. 54, Ellis Relieving cir
cuit Judges, when Instructing
grand juries, of necessity of ex
plaining criminal libel law when
libel is now Involved in cases un
der investigation.
Pacific Aviation Base
Recommended to Senate
Hume Fails to Get Parole
: Board Bill Reconsidered
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senator Home yesterday moved
' fe:ommndatlon , of his i parole
lj)6ard bill which was defeated In
he senate Friday, but on motion
of Senator Joseph the motion was
tabled. The bill weald prohibit
'awyurs or court officers from
servlng-oa the state parolo board,
Recommendations for extensive
naval development" of the Pacific
coast were presented to the? senate
and house today by the joint com
mittee Investigating naval and air
dofennA of the weet coast. Tne
committee, after an exhaustive
tudr of all existing establish
ments and after personal Inspec
tion, unanimously reported in fav
or Of an aviation base in the Puget
Sound region, to be located at
Sand Point. Wash and not to ex
ceed 11,500.00 In cost; retention
of Ediz Hook. Wash., for -future
development in case of emerg
ency." as an operating station for
a tnnall unit of aircraft, destroy
ers - and submarines; cstablish
mcnt.ot a submarine base not to
cost more than $4,000,000 at San
Pedro, on Los Angeles harbor and
the creation of a lighter than air
naval aviation base at Camp
Kearney, near San Diego,
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. Vic
tor L. Bergcr. socialist editor of
Milwaukee and, four co-defendants
who were sentenced to terms
ransing.frora 10 to 20 years for
violation of the espionage act, will
be given new trials, under a de
cision foday by the supreme court.
' Judge Landis loeligible.
Dividing six to three, the court
held that Judge Land is or Chicago
was ineligible to conduct the trial
and should have retired on the
filing, of an affidavit by the de
fendants charging him with "per
sonal bias and prejudice," because
ot the nativity of certain of them.
Berger and his co-defendants
are Adolpho Germcr, national sec
retary ot the socialist party, a na
titve of Prussia; William Kruse,
editor of the Toung Socialist
Magazine, . whose parents w.ere
Germans; J. Louis Engdahl and
Irwin St John Tucker, writers,
and lecturers, natives of the Unit
ed States and claiming to be not
of immediate German descent.
The sole question before the su
preme court was whether Judge
Landis had erred In continuing to
sit in the case after defense coun
sel had filed a properly drawn
affidavit of prejudice. Six mem
bers ot the court, including Chief
Justice White, held he did. Three
other members. Justices Day. Pit
ney and McReynodls, held he did
not. and filed opinions dissenting
from that of the majortiy.
Bergcr Files Affidavits.
' Justice McKenna. departing
from his written opinion, said it
should be of no importance to a
judge whether he sat in any par
tlcular case. ' He added that the
section of the judicial code under
which the affidavit was filed, was
drawn to assure that the court
not only would be impartial hut
could be free from even a sus
picion ot partiality.
"We are of the opinion there
fore," he continued, "that an af
fidavit upon formation and be
lief, satisfies the section and that
upon its filing, if it shows the ob
jectionable inclination ot disposi
tion ot the judge, it is his duty
to 'proceed no further.
"The facts and reasons the af
fidavit states are plot frivolous
and fanciful, but substantial and
formidable and they have relation
to the attitude of Judge Landis'
mind toward the defendants."
The affidavit filed by Berger
and the other defendants set forth
as alleged proof of Judge Landis'
"personal bias and prejudice" re
marks he made In passing sen
tence on August Wcissenel, a Ger
man American on November 1,
1918, Judge Landis was alleged to
have said : j
"One must have a very judicial
mind. Indeed, not to be prejudiced
against the German Americans In
this country. Their hearts are
reeking with disloyalty. This de
fendant is the kind of a man that
spreads this kind ot propaganda
and it had spread until it has af
fected practically all the Germans
in this country."
McHcynolds Give Opinion.
Justice McReynolds In his dis
senting opinion, said ijhat "a pub
lic . officer , who entertained no
aversion towards disloyal German
immigrants was simply unfit for
his place."
"And," he added, "wnue an
'overspeaking judge Is no well-
tnned cymbal neither is an amor
phous dummy unspotted by hu
man emotions a becoming recep
tacle for Judicial power.
"The indicated jrejudice was
toward certain malevolent mn
from Germany, a country then en-
naced In Hunnish warfare, ana
notoriously encouraged by many
of its natives who, unhappily, naa
obtained citizenship here. An in
tense dislike for a class, does not
render a Judgo incapable of ad
ministering complete Justice to
one ot its members."
Protest of Officials nnl Tommcr-
rial Organization
What is known as jthe Minto
island will, become the property
of the Salem Water. Lieht ic
Power company upon the payment
of fls.OOO to D. C. and Jeanette
Minto, and the further sum, of
$ 9"0 attorneys' Tees, according to
the decision rendered yesterday
by the jury; in the case. Tho trial
t ccupied a greater part or three
days in department No. I of the
circuit court, and considerable in
terest has ' been shown by the
people of the city in the outcome,
because of the possible results to
the Salm water supply.
The finding of the jury follows:
Tb" jury impaneled to try Sa
lem Water, Light & Power com
pany vs. D C. Minto and Jeanette
Mmto cause and do assess dam
ages which defendants will bus
lain by reason of the appropri
ation by th-j plaintiff, for the
purpose drsrribd in the com
plaint containing iri.!7 acres of
land, rind the whole or land ne
cessary for use of the plaintiff
in carrying out the purposes and
objects for which it was organ
ised, and it is necessary for th
plaintiff to appropriate ths whole
premises jtd protect the purity of
its wa'tetj supply to public and
private consumers, and to prevent
the same froni becoming impure,
and for the present and future
successful operation and protec
tion of the water pystem and that
the use which plaintiff intends to
niake of said premises is a public
and beneficial use. Damages the
defendant will sustain by reason
ot the appropriation of said lands
including the value thereof and
the erfect of the appropriation of
said lands, upon the value
cf the remainder of defen
dants' lands and th damages of
every kind and character, which
result from the condemnation and
appropriation of said lands and
damage to remainder of defend
ants' lands of every kind in the
sum of $18,000; that defendant
have and recover off from plain
tiff th" sum of $900 attorneys'
fees. Signed by J. M. Watson, L.
Mickelsonv' IL. C. Maguren, E. E.
Tanner, A; Leikem, Elmer White,
O. L. Martin. R. N. Hoover, Frank
Ricket and Thunton Yergen.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Jan 31
Trains of the Great Northern, and
Spokane. Portland and Seattle
railroads will use permanently
the union station facilities here
as the result of a conference con
cluded today among presidents of
me two systems named and of the
Northern Pacific. Union PacHic
and Southern Pacific companies.
These three roads own the stock
in the North Pacific terminal com
pany which operates the Union"
terminal. Recently it was an
nounced that an arrangement
made during the period of govern
ment operation ot the roads.
whereby the other two roads also
used the Union terminal, would be
terminated January 1. Protest
was made by city orricials and
commercial organizations ito the
interstate commerce commission
which requested that the order be
suspended pending hearing of the 1
case. The companies then called
Atterbury Brings to Focus
What Railroad Executives
Declare is Critical Situa
tion Faced by Roads.
Wilson Askecto Start Rem
edial Legislation by
CHICAGO, Jan. 51. American
a conference of presidents here railroads, through Brigadier Gen
and after five days of deliberation
today a announcement resulted,
Secretary Colby IWlarea That
There In no Secret I venr
Of Department
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Harrison Jones One of Best
Known Of The Early
Residents Passes
Wilson Refuses Appeals Of
The Socialists and
I Unionists
Recommendatiou by the depart
ment or justice that the ten year
sentence of Eugene V. Debs, long
a prominent socialist leader, and
now serving a ten year sentence
at Atlanta for violation of the
war-time espionage laws, be com
muted, effective February 12, waa J
rejecieu louay oj i resuieiu yu
son and commutation refused.
The president's decision came
as no surprise because of his prev
ious refusals to interveno on tho
ground that Debs had sought to
handicap (he government through
opposition to the selective service
act and that the granting of clem
ency might encourage similar
tactics by others In the event of
another war.
The case was reviewed by a
special board and their findings
were endorsed by Attorney Gen
eral Palmer. The findings are
understood to have pointed that
Debs would be eligible for parole
August 11, 1922. and that his
sentence, in case of good lehavior,
would expire December 28, 1925.
The recommendation is under
stood to have suggested that Debs
had been adequately punished. He
was imprisoned June 15. 1919.
Petitions were presented sev-.
eral months aKO by union labor
and socialist leaders asking fer
th? release of the man. now 66
years old. who tour times has
been a candidate for president.
The case has been consistently
and bitterly fought' both in and
out of the courts sever since Debs
was indicted and then convicted
by a federal Jury at Cleveland.
September 12. 1918. The case
was appealed to the supreme court
which sustained the lower court
on March 10. 1919.
Injuries received last Tuesday
when for more than hour be was
pinned under a tree which he had
felled, resulted last night in the
death of Harrison Jones of
Brooks, one of the best known
pioneers of Marion county. Mr.
Jones was 59 years of age.
Mr. Jones is a native ot Marion
county having been born near his
present home. His father S. W.
R. Jones, came to Oregon and
settled near Gervais In 1854.
Harrison Jones was one ot 14
.Lchlldren, seven boys and seven
Surviving Mr. Jones are his
widow. Mrs. Agnes Jones, and the
following children, W. Howard
Ramp, George Ramp, Malcolm S.
J Ramp. Loy A. Jones. Inez J. May.
Earl T. Jones, Wasco, Or.; Ever
ett N. Jones, Ralph R. Jones:
three brothers. M. L. Jones. S. W.
Jones and Scott Jones; and three
Mrs. Emma Simmons. Woodburn.
and Mrs. Sarah Clark. Portland.
Deceased was a member of Fi
delity lodge No. 5 A. F. & A. M..
Gervais. and of AI Kader temple
of Shriners, Portland
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 2 p. in. from the
Pioneer church and interment In
the rioneer cemetery near Brooks.
Conditions in East Improve
But Situation Acute
In West
eral W. W. Atterbury, vice presi
dent of the Pennsylvania lines,
before the railroad labor board
today urged immediate abrogation
of the national agreements be
tween the roads and their em
ployes, bringing to a focus what
rail executives declared was a
critical situation threatening ,a
number of roads with bankruptcy.
No wage reductions would be
asked If the agreements were an
nulled, Mr. Atterbury said.
Vigorous lrotest Made.
Vigorous protest, charging the
railroads with violation of the
transportation act. was made by
J. G. Lubrsen. president of the
American Train Dispatchers' as
sociation in n?ply.
Notice that a reply soon would
be forthcoming from the sixteen
brotherhoods was ' also given by
B. M. Jewell, president of the
Railway Employes' department
of the American ; Federation of
Labor. Tonight Mr. Jewell wired
President Wilson protesting
against interruption, ot the board's
General Atterbury declared that
the railroad situation was so urg
env that tie could entertain no
proposal of conferences with em
ployes as they could not agree.
He added that "even a few days
delay" might throw the situation
into chaos and flood the board
with petitions from railroads for
wage reductions.
lUmds Face Bankruptcy.
General Atterbury, who Is
chairman of the American associ
ation of the Railway Executives'
labor commission, declared that
unless operating expenses are im
mediately reduced marry roads
faced bankruptcy.
Suggestions by members ot the
board that further conferences be
held between the roads and em
ployes were rejected by General
Atterbury. Judge R. M. Barton,
chairman ot the board, said that
he considered some basis neces
sary for railroad operation and
questioned the wisdom of wiping
out agreements. Rebuttal by the
employes would be heard immedi
ately, however, he said, and the
n:atter taken up at once.
Unions Ak Investigation. -President
Wilson was asked to-
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. Sen
ator Johnson ot California asked
Secretary Colby today to make
public the negotiations between
the United States and Japan on
the California land question. Mr.
Colby replied that "If Senator
Johnson expects to do a ghost
dance on this subject he's got to
it without me as a partner."
Senator Johnson in a statement
reiterated his declaration that Ro
land S. Morris, ambassador to Ja
pan, and Baron Shidehara. Jap
anese ambassador in the negotia
tions concluded tentatively.
agreed on a treaty "which in ef
fect repealed the California alien
land law." Pointing to Secretary
Colby's reply of Saturday that the
California senator was progress
ing on an erroneous assumption
Senator Johnson asked that the
report of Ambassador Morria be
made public, asserting that "the
people of the west are. en
titled to know what that report
Secretary Colby who replied In
formally today asserted that
"there is no indirection of con
cealment here , (at the state de
partment) and no secret! veness.
The secretary Intimated that the
negotiations would be made public
at "the proper time. .
Bill Would Require Schools
And Municipalities To
Submit Bonds First to the
State Commission.
Norblad of Clatsop Is Out To
Exterminate Seals
And Sealions
Salem Resident Since 1900
Dies After Long
Mrs. Ella Richey Burghardt, 79
years old. died at her home, 629
North Winter street, Sunday after
a long illnesa. Mrs. Burghardt
has been a resident ot Salem for
21 rears. She was born at Cay-
son, 111.. February S 1842. and
was married in Quincy. 111., on
June 15. 1869. to William H
Burghardt. - She came to Oregon
from Lawrence. Kansas, in Ang-
ust, 1893. In 1900 the family
moved to Salem. .
Mrs. Burghardt is survived . by
her husband and one son, W II.
Burghardt Jr., of Salem: one
brother. F. W- Richey of Chicago,
111., and one niece, Mrs. M. J
Flier of Portland, Or. bhe was
a member of the Eastern Star
lodge and of the Congregational
The 'funeral services will be
held this afternoon under the
auspices of Webb & Clough at
the family residence. 629 North
Winter street, at 2:30 o'clock.
Rev. W. C. Kantner and Rev.
James Elvln will officiate. Mrs.
Brady of Oregon City will sing.
The Eastern Star chapter will as
sist In the services. Interment
will be in City . View cemetery.
HAMILTON. Ala., Jan. 31.
The trial of Sergeant Robert L.
Lancaster, held with eight other
national guardsmen of tbis state
on an indictment charging murder
' n, tha lrnrhtn, nf Willi. m Ttalrrf
Kht by representatives of seven . ..
, . - - . .. . .u ! coai miner, utar .lupcr, un wu
Woman is Burned When Oil
Used as Kindling Explodes
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PORTLAND. Or.. Jan. 31.
Mrs. Myra Hollisler is in a local
hospital tonight in critical condi
tion as the result of the explos
ion of a mixture of oil and gaso
line which sho used to kindle a
fire at her home this morning.
After the explosion the woman
ran screaming to the porch of her
home, and Mrs. F. Orthchild. who
lives on the second floor of the
hoase. went to her rescue. She
tore the clothing rrrom Mrs. Hol
Uster'ii body, but not until after
the flames had burned deep Into
the l5?n-
Mayor Baker Again Takes
Up Duties at City Hall
PORTLAND. Or., Jan. .31v
Mayor George L. Baker was back
at the city hall today arter three
weeks time devoted to the police
situation. Outlining the future
policy of the administration to
ward the police department the
mayor said:
"From now on. the police de
partment ! going to stand abso
lutely on its own feet, without
outside aid or Interference.
"When certain members of tho
department fail to mako good
they will be replaced. When nth
er members rilslinguiHh them
selves, they will be promoted
But the department from now on
rill be sufficient to Itself, di
vorced entirely from political ar
Washington. Jan. 31. in
dustrial operations have not in
creased sufficiently to effect a
material reduction in the wide
spread unemployment prevalent
a month ago, according to the re
view for January, issued tonight
by the federal reserve board.
A slight increase in the activity
of leading New England indus
tries probably has brought some
relief then, the review said", but
In the south and west the situation
has become more acute. In the
San Krancisco district, previously
affected, the board reported un
employment to bo abnormally
Wage reductions have contin
ued, the board said, and the cur
tailment has spread to sections
where wage rates have been main
tained at high levels.
Prices of certain staples, nota
bly grains, cotton and other agri
cultural products rose early In
January, the board reported, but
later declined. Other leading
commodities, howeyer., such as
crude and refined oils and bitum
inous coal not greatly affected in
earlier months were increasingly
weak and iron and cteel continued
to decline.
Portland unemployment was
twice the normal figure and in
Sookane. nearly twice the normal.
Wage reductions from 10, to 2"
per cent have occurred In various
parts of the district, the board
Seme litcreas in the demand
for labor in Massachusetts was
noted in January, but the Boston
employment office Informed the
hoard that the number of appli
cants was the greatest on record
durinr the first days of the
Unemployment in the New York
district Increased by about 4 per
cent in January, the review said
In the Philadelphia district
unemployment Is prevalent, the
filiations at the -city, hall. board reported.
statement or Brig. Gen. W. W.
Atterbury of the Pennsylvania
lines that the roads must have
wage readjustments or be in dan
ger of bankruptcy, and if the
btatement were found true, to
place the matter before congress
and ask that body to enact reme
dial legislation immediately.
The union leaders, however. In
a message to the president, de
clared they did. not believe the
road.i to be In the financial con
dition outlined by General Atter
bury. They rharced that he had,
by deliveriiiK what they termed
"an ultimatum" to the labor
board, "violaled all lcrnt proper
ties, disregarded the transporta
tion act and flouted existing 8Rfn
cies such as the interstate com
merce commission and even con
gress Itself." '
General Atterbury obvlons
policy, the telegram said, was "to.
disrupt labor unions, turn public
opinion against the employes and
place wages on' a pre-war basis
so that railway profits may be
enhanced when prosperity re
turned." The shipper would have
to pay increased rates and the
laborer would M exploited, if
General Atterbury had his way,
the union men declared.
The message was'figned bv It.
M. Jewell, president of Ih? Rail
way Tmpioyes' department of the
American Federation of Labor;
J. J. Hine, international presi
dent of the Amalgamated Sheet
M?tal Workers" International Al
liance: M. F. Ryan, general pres
ident or the BrotherhM4 of Rail
way Carmen of: America; d. P.
Noonan. International president
of the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers; J. W.
Kline, prrsid-nt of the Interna
tional Brotherhood of Black
smiths. rp Forcors and Help
ers of America; J. A. Franklin,
f resident of the International
Urotherhood ot Boilermakers.
Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers of
America, and J. F. Anderson, vice
i president of the International As
sociation st Machinists.
uary 13. was postponed today
Several Important bills were
Included among the 13 Introduced
In the senate yesterday.
Senators Ryan and Edwards in
troduced a measure to create a
state bond commission, differing 0
from another bill now pending to
create a commission to supervise '
the selling of the state's securi
ties. The Ryan-Edwards bill
would have the commission com
posed ot the governor, state treas
urer, attorney general and super
intendent of banks. The other
measure, introduced br Senator
Joseph, would make the same of
ficials except the attorney general
the members of .the commission.
The Ryan-Edwards measure
goes further in that it require
cute, county, municipality and
school district officer having
bonds for , sale to offer them
first to the state bond commis
sion. The commission would be
required within 10 days either to
agree to the parr base ot all or a
part of the issue at par and ac
crued Interest, or at the market
value or to reject them.
Banklag Bills Introdaceo!
Senator Hare submitted ' a
measure to amend the law against
secreting the will of any de
ceased person by making it 'un
lawful for "any person In posses
sion or control ot any record, file
or paper containing Information
relating to the estate of a de
ceased person or any any interest
therein and who falls, neglects or
refuses to exhibit the same upon
the request of the state treasurer
or his representative."
The capital requirement of
banks in cities of 20.000 or mort
would be increased to a minimum
of J250.000. Instead of 8100,000,
by a measure introduced by Sen
ator Hall. It would not apply to
Incorporated state banks now ex
isting. An exception Is that la cit
ies having a population of 50.000
or more may be organited with a
minimum capital of $50,000 if
the bank Is located at least two
miles from the central postofflce.
Another bill by Hall provides the
same requirements for trust com
panies. Trt Companies Curbed .
Hall has another measure pro
viding that trust companies doing
a commercial banking business
may not loan to exceed 25 per
cent of their capital, surplus and
commercial deposits upon notes
secured by mortgages or other
forms of real estate security.
This is an amendment substitut
ing 25 per cent for the &0 per
cent allowed by the present law.
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y. W. C. A; IS
There are folk who look npon
the Y. W. C. A. as a sort of place
where a high-brow type of young
business woman makes her head
quarters; - thepe are others to
whom the association means noth
ing more than a place to get a
cafeteria lunch, or catch a mo
ments rest during an arduous
shopping tour. Others. know it for
something nearer what it is. but
few there are who realize the big
vital part that it plays as a clear
ing bouse for the troubles ot
women and Klrls, who. more often
than flot, are strangers in the city.
Talk fifteen minutes with the
matron and you will learn some
thing of this work. She will tell
yon that hardly a week passes but
that some girl, st randed In the
city without friends, relatives or
fundi. Is brought to, or Is directed
to the Y. W. C. A. for temporary
help. Very frequently these girls
are deserving and self respecting,
accepting aid only until they are
located in some good home need
ing competent- help or In a busi
ness position. Uut oitentlmes
cases upon investigation are
shown to be otherwise, but in all
instances those-etitioning assist
ance are treated kindly, consider
ately, girls and young women be
ing made to feci that the associa
tion is at all times a big sister,
anxious to play a big sister part.
Last July three small mother'
less children were brought to the
association by an officer, who
stated that the little group had
alighted from an evening train ex
pecting to meet the father, who.
for some reason or another had
failed to rill his part. The child
ren were kept at. the Y. W. for
seveil days, the endeavor to get
In touch with the parent proving
successful at the end ot that time.
Sometimes a widowed mother,
making a losing fight to keep her
children together, looks for temp
orary help from the association
help that Is not denied her. In
this way children have been kept
amid proper, wholesome sur
roundings during a period that
had It not been for the Y. W.
would have been far btberwise.
There Is an almost constant
coming and going ot similar cases,
many ot the folk so aided.' carry
ing through life a grateful place
in their hearts for the organiza
tion that stretched, forth a help
ing hand when ' 'a helping hand
was most needed.
Salem women will be out this
week on a campaign to rais
money to carry on the association
for another year. When they come
to yoa. before yon open your
mouth to make excuse, think of
the young girls and Instances like
the above, who by support such as
yoa can give are enabled to bo
kept self respecting, and with,
faith unshaken in their fellow;
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