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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM; OREGON T '
SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1922
More Tharv Year Has Rolled
by Without Man Leaving
p State Prison
4 When 3. S. Corbin, serving two
-.- year for larceny from Multno-
Ciah county, escaped Irora the
regon penitentiary September 3.
1921 he had no, idea that he
)vould be tbe lasjt man to leave
the institution ; without permis
, slon tor over a year. But ..such
. jras the ease. '.When September
8, 1922, rolled around there ha 3
ieen no escape during: the pre'
ceding 12 months, probably: taa
longest time tn " the c history ot
he prison without an escape. 'An
examination pi the record lot 10
years back shows . it conclusively
to be the longest record for that
period of time. . r
Kftcape Killed Warden
.During the 10 years post the
longest previous record was three
months And 27 days. This was
the ,tlme intervening between the
escape of Otto Hooker on Sep
tember 27, 1315, and the escape
ot George Clark, n January 24,
1916. Hooker was the, convict
who kJSled former Warden Harry
Jdlntoand in .turn was killed him
sell during the maft hunt follow
ing his escape. Clark. escaped by
cutting out of his cell and climb
ing over a building to effect his
Between November 10, 1918,
and March 5, 1919, there was no
escape, a period of three months
and 25 days elapsing.
. ,. Morale Improved
Frfso4 (of flciala attribute the
?ong record of the past year to
an ever improving morale among
the men at the prison.
"Many of the men could leave
If they wished," said Warden
Lewis yesterday. "Escapes . are
possible, from penitentiary.
This record Is aoje - to" the men
themselves, to a great degree.
Naturally it follows that eondi-
tlona at the .brisotthavela mate
rial influence oyfrViiaJfedr .of
; "Constant emblormen'thiJits
SEAVEY BELL INSURANCE
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412 Oregon .Bhlg., . Salem, Ore.
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Wllllam Bell Sheldon Sackett
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proper . Nt aeld at drag atora.
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effectiaid I: rfmY hapBytct: Way
Lthatthe Jdla , mf tbi1pSepn
e'tcftwUnp-lT TflW nma.j'in
fact, except, tnose in we oeam
cells awaiting execution, and
there are but two of thoee since
the execution of George Howard
"Through the .erfcjrts ot the
men themselves the physical con
ditions at the prison have been
so far improved as to make an
entirely different appearing place,
as well, as a much more liveable
place. Constant . effort by . the
prisoners in Improving the appear
ance of the "buildings and grounds,
in . bringing out st the ground
greater Quantities of produce, and
In making cell life as well as yard
life and shop life more attractive
ill around haore all had their ef
fect on the feeling within the
walls, aa ,well as among the trust
ies without, the walla. . A great
share ,ottheae Improvements have
beeiv.done without any material
cost to the taxpayers, and all have
been accomplished entirely with
prison labor. r
Win addition to that we have
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' ADMINISTRATOR'S '
.v:About six, miles Northwest,otSalera,itad ajut one
mile South of Zcna, in ' Polk County,; Oregon, on
at 10 o'clock a: ihV of said day,- all of -the following de
scribed personal property,: to-wit :.;., , .. ... ' :
A GENERAL FARM SALE OF HORSES, CATTLE
and farm machinery .
l That all of said personal property will be sold with
out reserve, and all sums of $20.00 or less will be paid
in cash, and for all sunu over $20.00 six months credit
will be given' if bankable note and security is furnished.
Sale will begin promptly at 10 o'clock: Free lunch
"will be served at noon,
GEO. SATTERLEE, A. O. CONDIT,
" Auctioneer Administrator of the Estate of
- of William S. Catton, Deceased
. One ot the nymphs in the big Pageant of Fashion at the open air
Theater Louis In a remarkable pose a few inches off the spring
board as she curves gracefully into position for a high dire-
been slowly,, but steadily, develop
ing our various industries, so we
expect, to make them a material
asset, in -cutting down the ex
penses of - prison maintenance.
Congenial work in the shops has
its beneficial influence over the
morale, and a great share of the
men enter , into this work with a
degree of enthusiasm that is sur
"The human equation is the
largest single .factor in the mat
ter of escapes. Credit is primar
ily due to the men themselves.
The main additional factor is
making life decent, for-the men,
while maintaining at all Untea a
prison discipline essential to the
proper internal workings of the
Population Increases- "
, The fact that the average daily
prison population during .the past
22 months was 386.8, as com
pared te an average prison popu
lation of 267.7 for the preceding
biennlum, makes the ,long record
without escapes evenj more ; re
markable. . The prison population
has been, constantly increasing, a
good percentage of the new ar
rivals being, men with long sen
tedoes. wfUhout hope, oif, pairole
privileges. A rmajorlty - of - these
men have thrown themselves, into
prison, life and work, apparently
wth. an Intent to work out for
themselves the full credits per
mitted by the law.
It la only a guess as to how ef
fective have been the present ad
ministration's rules taking from
all escaped prisoners good-time
credits and all parole violators
who commit crimes any chance
for further parole privileges. But
prison officials feel Chat these
rules have been effective in them
selves as indicated 'by a steady
decrease In the number of parole
violators as well as the sudden
cessation. of escapes.
, Betterment Fund Grows
The men's work which has
thrown money Into the betterment
fund for the prison has resulted
in an expenditure within the past
two years of about $61)00 forpur-s
chases of .various pieces of equ1s
ment for the prison which other
wise would come from the tax
The annual minstrel show has
provided a good sized amusement
fund -which materially helps to
keep the convicts happy outside
of their work hours. This show
crowded the prison auditorium
for three nights last year' and
probably could have run as many
more nights without a vacant
Men. Kept Busy
The -problem . of keeping the
men busy is being rapidly solved
under the regime of Warden Lew
is. An ' employment slip, ' taken
at random from the daily employ
ment slips at the prison showed
the .date of August 30 with the
foUowing segregation covering all
of the 457 men to the prison on
that date as to their respective
employment. This Slip showed
them working as follows:
Cell house force, 8; barbers, 3;
library, 1; dining room, 16; com
missary, 2; bakery, 1; cooks, 7;
vegetable room, 11; laundry, 23 r
tailor shop, 9; shoe shop, 4i
butcher shop, 2; printing office;
2; hospital patients, 3; hospital
attendants, 2; engineer's depart
ment, 29; bath house, 1; isola
tion cells, 4; correction cells, 5;
sawmill and. . factory industries '
inside. 74;yard force, 135; flax
mill. ; 2 5 ; Idle. 11;. female ward.
5 j turnkey's of nee. 2 officers'
barber shop. 3: officers' dinins
room, 2; officers' kitchen. 3; of
ficers' quarters, 1; warden's cot
tage, 1; parole officer's cottage,
1; saage, 3; flume, 1; outside
under, guard (farm), 19; farm,
27; wood camp. 7 asylum, 1; con
demned cells, 3.
Bull Ring Flower Garden
Those who have watched the
prison during many-, years believe
that the men are now kept less
idle than On an average in the
past, and employment is constant
ly on the increase. -
Added to these conditions is
the wonderfully Improved appear
ance of the grounds. The old
much-hated "bull-ring" is now a
flower garden; bare inside patch
es hve been converted into green
lawns; outside of the buildings
are numerous attractive f flower
gardens and long i stretches of
lawn, all convertediooffof bare
ness by the work of the "men. A
greenhouse han been Added by
prison labor which furnishes
plants for summer use and vege
tables for the winter, and gives
added congenial employment to
many of the men, directly and in
directly .Farm Products Increase
. Farm products are constantly
increasing, and regardless of the
fact thai the prison has the poor
est farm of . aU state institutions,
a farm of small value as indicated
by the fact that its natural soil
furnishes plenty of material for
the operation of the prison brick
plant, yet, nevertheless, constant
labor and effort are continually
placing the prison farm on a bet
ter basis in the production of
, "Our hope is to keep every man
employed at the work he Is best
fitted for," declared Warden
Lewis, "The object is being at
tained as rapidly as conditions
will allow. With, the employment
we hope to cut down prison costs,
and are attaining that end slowly,
but we believe, surely."
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show in the northwest. Splendid machinery and trac
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oi camping and auto parking grounds. Excursion
rates on all railroad lines.
For particulars write
And He Will Have to Do His
Making Up to Miss Ella
Following my "Odds and Ends"
pr rather Joined to them on Fri
day morning were two Items not
of my manufacture One was ex
tremely vulgar and the 6ther
merely Billy That they were
placed there, by the make-up man
to fill' space is, of course, evident
to me. but not to the reading pub
lic, and I can Imagine how tny
friends gasped, when they read
them, la my time I havfc said
and. written many things thai I
regret. Indeed. 1 feel so keenly
on the subject that" for a1 long
time I have written nothing; and
now to come t out, of seclusion
with a bomb like that!
(It should perhaps be explain
ed to any one ncj. acquafnted
with the inside workings of a
newspaper office that the make
up man is the man who puts the
type together in the "forms," to
be "locked up" for the1 press for
printing. The make-up man must
have "fillers" of -various kinds to
complete the columns of type and
make them flush in the ,"iorms.H
The Saturday Evening . Post . uses
pictures ot various 6izes, gener
ally having no relation whatever
to the matter going before, as
most obfiervxng readers have
noted. The Statesman uses pic
tures (cuts) and small miscel
laneous items, gathered from
many sources. Two of these small
items were used as mentioned by
Miss McMunn. The last one might
be considered silly; but the first
one was not vulgar. Medical men
who keep thoroughly up te date
will agree; for the gland theory
is taking a wide range of late
very late. One eminent physician
declares that this field,, with the
use of glands from horses, will
be .used to , prolong human Ufa
almost indefinitely. So this in
ference of vulgarity is not a
"horse on" the fellow who select
ed the "filler" item. He denies
the allegation, though be woud
not presume to defy, the alliga
tor. But Miss McMunn has a case
against the make-up man, if not
on him. (He is a married man,
and a friend of hers.) He hopes
she will not remain In seclusion,
and he promises to be careful in
the future to fence off her mat
ter so it will be distinct; as it
generally is, any way, and de
serves to. be.-r-Ed.).
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