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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 14, 1924.
PRICE FIVE CS2JT3
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Coolidge Addresses Agricul
tural Association in First
Public Speech Since Elec
Organization, and More Efficient
Methods in Production Are
U Also Urged
WASHINGTON, Not. 13Pres
Ident Coolidge declared in an ad
dress tonight before ! the annual
meeting of the association of land
; grant colleges that the govern
ment would omit no effort, to pre
vent a repetition of recent mis
fortunes involving agriculture but
asserted' that the farmer also must
readjust fa i3. methods of production
and marketing "uhtilhej comes
within sight of the new day." T'lU
It was The first public address
Mr. Coolidge "has made since the
election' and was devoted tojassoci
ation of agriculture which' is the
principal subject' 1ef ore the col
lege representatives at j their con
ference. ! ' . ,- . :
The president expects to Outline
his - views on - farming conditions
more extensively next Monday In
opening : the conference of the
agricultural commission which he
recently appointed to formulate,
recommendations for the perma
nent stabilization of the Industry.
- The immediate problem, the
president said in his address to-,
night, is to bridge over the diffi
culties resulting from abnormal
and ; war-stimulated . surpluses
while,' he said, preparation must
be made also for the time fast ap
proaching when "we are likely to
be one of the greatest of the ag
riculture buying nations' I '
j The hope; lies, he declared,' In
organizations and methods which
;look to economies-and efficiencies
la producing and distributing. 1
' Advocates Course '
I The president urged that mean
while the educators and farm
leaders turn their attention f o
scientific "marketing. The agri
tulture problem of today, he in
sisted, Is not on the side of pro
duction bnt on the side pf distri
bution. Too little thought has
been given to this phase, he added.
"Up to the present time," Mr.
Coolidge continued,' the main em
phasis of our agricultural educa
tion has been placed upon; produc
tion. I , believe that was right,
because unless there is economy
and. efficiency in production there
Is no need for thought in any other
direction.: But our experience of
the last few years has demonstrat
ed that it is by no means enough.
The farmer Is not only a produc
er, he is likewise a merchant. . It
does him no good to get Quantity
production; In fact it may ! do him
harm, unless he can likewise have
scientlficmarketlng. I want 'to
see coarses In cooperative 'market
ing and farm economics alongside
of soil chemistry and animal hus
bandry. I want -to see a" good far
mer and a good farm raise a good
crop and -secure a -good prce." -
; v The farmers, must face he prob
lem of the future,, coming possibly
In a generation, -Mr. Coolidge1 de
clared, when ' this nation ' will " b
preponderantly commercial and In-
dustriaL : ' '- I
v "In a rery few years," he said,
'the natural increase or popula
tion and the inevitable tendency
to' Industrialization, will place us
among -the -nations producing) a de
ficit rather than a surplus of j agri
cultural staples. 1 We were jf airly
on the Terge of that condition
when the World war gave a tem
porary and artificial stimulation
to i agriculture "which 8 nltinsately
brotrght 'disastrous consequences.
. "Finally Z you will remember
that America has but one great
staple product. We till the soil,
we operate our industries, we
develop" transportation, we engage
In commerce, we encourage) the
arts and. sciences,- 1ut these! are
only -means to an end. They are
all carried on in order that Am
erica may. produce men and Wom
en worthy of our standards of cit
izenship, t We want ; to see them
endowed with ability and charac
ter, with patriotism and religious
devotion We want "to see them
truly American.1 while ready and
eager to contribute a - generous
share to wotid welfare. W want
to ' see .them honest, 'industrious
and independent, possessed of ! all
those virtues which arise from
an adequate moral and Intellectual
training Joined to .. experiences
which come from the open coun
try.' -"-'j- m : A- V
In his address Mr. Coolidge paid
tribute to the services of the tate
Secretary .Wallace of the depart
ment - of agriculture, -whom I he
characterized as fan' ideal public
servant, who met the difficulties
that came to him-day by, day, and
through his- Industry and Justice
found for them wise solutlons.'j
KIIjUS four axu ki
J.IEMPHIS. Nor. 13. .Four per-
fers were shot and killed hero to-
ti'. .: t by -Henry Weber. barter,
- ! o thca ccrirjitted suicide, i
TVTASTER ' FORGER
1VA HELD IfJ SOUTH
s ON JAIL BREAK
"No Jnil Can Hold Mc," Is Boast
of ICxpertman. ,MI Ai
vrajs ct Out." ,
MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 13. Wil
Ham Hagan Harkins, known in
national banking circles as the
"master forger" and whose boast
is that no Jafl can hold him. filed
habeas corpus proceedings late
today in the Dade county circuit
court. j " ,
Police ' authorities In several
widely scattered cities in ' the
United States ' t o d a y requested
that Harkins be held for them on
From Nashville came a wire
that Harkins was wanted there
f or , grand larceny and forgery;
Charleston, ;W. Va., asked that he
be held on; a charge of, breaking
Jail,; while serving a sentence for
felony; Salt Lake City and a city
in California also have wired tpr
Harkins Is bping held In a
double-locked ceR in the city Jail.
. "1 have never broken Jail and
I never resort to .violence," Har
kins said today. "But how do
you get out," he was asked.
Harkins 'only smiled. r, "1 al
ways, get out," was his comment.
Electric Welded Vessel r
Will Be Launched Today
PROVIDENCE. R: I., Nov. 13.
The first vessel ever built in the
United States by the electric weld
ing method -was ready; today for
launching by a local concern. The
"one piece" vessel is 80 feet long,
with 26-foot beam, and the hull
is 12 feet deep. The tanks in the
hold have a total capacity of 200,
000 gallons. The boat will be used
by the Pennsylvania , Petroleum
Products company in ! its tanker
service. r : -
Quarantine Removed From
Los Angeles District; Di
L.OS ANGELES, Nov. 13.
Quarantine ! regulations, which
were invoked in the Mexican
quarter here as a move against
an epidemic of pneumonic plague
In that district, i were ordered re
moved today by Dr. W. M. Dickie,
secretary of the state board v of
health. . ) r .
In connection with the order,
the health official announced that
the disease has been entirely erad
icated in the formerly quarantin
ed area. " -' :
Five persons are " still under
treatment in the isolation ward of
the general i hospital, but net new
cases In any part of the city have
developed- in more than a week.
Dr. Dickie stated.
- A survey of a quarantined area
in Belvidere, on the outskirts of
the city win be made tomorrow
and removal of the guards there
Is expected to follow.
A rodent 'survey, started more
than a week ago as a precaution
ary measure will be continued in
an effort to eliminate the possibil
ity of another outbreak of the epi
demic, It was announced.
.Laboratory tests definitely J es
tablished that Maria and Marcel
Rodriguez, age 14 months and 9
years respectively' whose deaths
were reported several days ago
had died of, the bubonic form of
the disease, : bringing the total
death list of 33 since the outbreak
of the epidemic, t
Thomas M. Champlin, 84,
-Dies attHome on Smith
Commercial Street L
Thomas M.: Champlin, 84. died
at bis home at 1394 South Com
mercial yesterday. .He was a Civ
il War Teterap and a member Of
Salem Lodge No. 4, AF&AM and
ot the Hemlock, Mich., IOOF. For
several years he had been con
nected with Sedgwiek Post, GAR,
and a member of the Leslie Meth
Mr. Champlin is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Matilda Champlin, a
daughter, Mrs. H. N. Aldrich, of
Salem and a son. Charles' Cham
plin; of Louisiana.
Funeral arrangements have not
yet been completed, but will be in
charge of the Webb Funeral par
lors. : 1
Condition of Mrs. Harding
is Reported as Unchanged
MARION,: Ohio. Nov. 13. The
condition of Mrs. Florence .Kling
Harding, who is critically ill at
White Oaks farm here, was re
ported tonight by her .physician,
Dr. Carl.W. Sawyer, as unchanged.
Her- condition - this morning was
reported as "not so well' follow
ing a "very restless and painful
night." : .
AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS IN READINESS TO
: AGAINST ATTACK BY RIVAL CHINESE
Members of the American Com -
pany, Shanghai v olunteer Corps,
are shown above teady to fall in
Sheridan Posseman Wound
ed When Mistaken for
Burglar During Search
SHERIDAN, Or., Nov. 13. Mis
taken by a member of a civilian
possee for a burglar, William Nel
son, 29, a Sheridan mechanic, was
phot three times by Robert Ivy,
another guard, as . posseemen
sought to capture a burglar who
'had attempted to rob the Miller
Mercantile store early Thursday
morning. Nelson was taken to a
Portland hospital and though his
wounds are serious," are not neces
sarily fatal. : :V ' -
Sheridan has been 'visited - by
several prowlers', in! the last I few
months and several 'of the merch
ants fixed up a burglar alarm sys
tem.. This alarm sounded shortly
after 1 o'clock and residents and
deputy sheriffs rushed, to the Mil
ler store.1 '!,' - " '
According to Ellery Townsend,
city marshal, who was with Nel-
on at the time of 1 the accident,
e and Nelson were. Just-turning
a corner or tne . nuiiding in uie
rear when Ivy called, upon them
to, stop and hold up their hands.
Nelson apparently - became' : con
fused, Townsend said, and raiiea
to heed the command quickly and
the shot followed, j ,: ;
; Ivy is the owner of the Sheri
dan 1 hardware store ' and was
awakened by the alarm in : his
room at the establishment.
; : The only . clue": found was an
abandoned automobile. This was
seized and the ownership is being
traced. : 1
KflME OF FORGER
Officer Olson Takes Day Off
But Nabs 'Paper Hanger'
Down Town .
Dan Custer was arrested by Of
ficer Olsen , Thursday on the
charge of passing; worthless
checks. Custer has been operating
iri Salem and nearby towns since J
October 26 and has issued several
checks under the name of Palmer.
Sometimes he used the. name Lyle
Palmier and at other times J. W.
Palmer, Miss Palmer,' and ' other
aliases, although always using the
name Palmer in the signature.'
Custer operated mostly in eat
ing houses, grocery store's and con
fectioneries. Usually he would
purchase some trinket and offer
his worthless paper, which was
written to cover amounts varying
from $5 to S15.
Some of the checks were issued
inSilverton and in Woodburn and
the police have not collected all
the -hecks floated by the prisoner.
r Yesterday was Officer Oleson's
day off, but he had been follow
ing the bad , check artist closely
and did not 'let this stand in the
way pf securing the suspect. At
first the suspect denied writing
the paper, and when Officer Olsen
prepared to have him Identified
by the victims Custer confessed.
Brookhart Leads Steck
In Close Race in Iowa
i DES MOINES. Iowa. Nov. 13.
(By The Associated Press.) With
reports of th6 canvass of Senator
ial votes outstanding In only sev
en of Iowa's 99 counties, the mar
gin by which Senator Smith W.
Brookhart, republican, led Daniel
F. Steck, democrat tonight' was
643 votes.; The reports of five
con ntles received today had failed
to materially change their unoffi
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ton Shanghai's Bund. Foreign res -
idents of Shanghai are protected
jby this international military unit
TTOUR BOYS MAKE I
1 PUBLIC APOLOGY L
.1. ' " ;
Quartette of High School Youths
Pay For Having Liquor on
Because of their past -record
four youths of the Salem high
school were not expelled following
their actions Armistice day when
they took liquor on the football
excursion to Eugene.
Instead they appeared before
the assembly of the student body
and publicly apologized for their
conduct which has cast reflection
upon their school;
They were Wesley Ellis, captain
elect of the basketball team, who
at the same time presented his
resignation; Selmer Larson. Ken
neth Rich, Kenneth Wachter and
. A demand that they make an
apology before the school was not
protested and the action was per
formed yesterday morning.
; Student officials preceded th
guilty youths on the" platform.' whe
explained the injury that had been
done the school. Their muttered
declarations stated that they were
through with boozing activities.
FOR VOLSTEAD ACT
Hill Wins Suit and Opportu
, nity to Appear Before
BALTIMORE, Md.. Nov. 13.--Representative
John Phillip. Hill
of Baltimore, who today was ac
quitted of charges of violation of
the prohibition law by a Jury In
federal court, declared after the
verdict that the finding gave him
an opportunity to go before con
gress and demand modification of
the Volstead act, and the passage
of his 2.75 per cent beer bill on
the ground the Volsteadact in its
present form discriminates and is
;The indictment agains Hill ac
cused him of 'the illegal manu
facture and possession of wine
and cider, maintaining a nuisance
In his home. The latter charge
was dismissed at the direction of
Judge Morris A. Soper on the
ground of insufficient evidence.
United States Attorney Amos
W. Woodcock,; who conducted the
prosecution refused to comment
on the verdict and said the case
was ended so far as he was con
cerned. Other officials of the dis
trict attorney's office were report
ed as saying that Judge Soper's
ruling on fruit juices did not ap
ply to home brew which is a
product of malt and hops. .
BIB FID IB
Additional Gifts to YMCA
Brings Total Within $20,
000 of Goal v -
Committees: in charge of the
YMCA building campaign are as
enthusiastic today as they were at
any time during the intensive
campaign, taking heart from the
fact that only 320.000 remains to
be raised until the entire fund is
By noon Thursday an additional
S120O had been received. Some
of those donating are doing so for
the third time while others have
already contributed twice.
"Wednesday a total of $5100 was
received, including a 3100 cash
contribution from Portland, the
doner signing himself as "a
friend" who had seen in the Port
land papers that a campaign was
In progress here. From the writ
ing, the contributor was evidently
an elderly man.
' i i-' V ' '--
1 which has been on guard constant-
ly since civil war has been raging
Jin the vicinity Of the city. '
Widow of Late Jurist Suc
coumbs to Long Illness
Funeral Here Saturday
Mrs. George G. Bingham, widow
of Judge Bingham, passed away
at the Portland Medical hospital
shortly : after 5 o'clock Thursday
morning following an Illness of
nearly two years seven months of
which had been spent in confine
ment tb , the hospital. Grief over
the death of her husband, who
died in Portland from a stroke of
paralysis a -few months - ago. is
' Funeral services will be held
from the " Episcopal church' Satur
day afternoon at 2 'o'clock, with
Rev. H. D. Chambers, pastor pf
the church, officiating. He will
be assisted by. Dean H. M. Ram
sey, of Portland. Concluding serv
ices will be held in the Mt. Crest
Abbey mausoleum. . The body will
lie in' state at the , Webb Funeral
parlors until 1 o'clock Saturday
- Mrs. Bingham was an Oregon
pioneer, born near Lafayette, Ore.,
February 22, 1859. - Her parents
were Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Harris.
In December, 1882. she was mar
ried to George Bingham at Mc
Mlnnville, where they resided un
til 1885, when' they moved to Salem.'-
She was a member of Chad
wick ! chapter, Order of Eastern
Star and the 'Episcopal church.
She is survived by her daugh
ter, Mrs. Keith Powell, of Wood
burn; two grandchildren, George
Bingham Powell and Robert Wal
ker Powell, also of Woodburn;
two sisters; Mrs. . Sultana Begun
and Mrs. Mary Haney, both of
Fafayette. Bert Haney. a mem
ber of the United States shipping
board, is a nephew. , . ..
Democratic State Organiza
tion May Question Con
Constitutionality BOSTON, Nov. 13. William M.
Butler, who led President Cool
idge's campaign for nomination
and as chairman of the republi
can national committee, conducted
the party's campaign in the recent
election, will take the seat in the
United States senate made vacant
by the death of Henry Cabot Lodge
but may find it challenged by, the
democratic state organization on a
question, of .the constitutionality
of the act under which Governor
Cox, appointed him today.' i
Filing with an executive clerk
late today . a bill ' which : would
strike out of the statutes the law
enacted two years ago which gives
the governor, power of appointing
a senator to serve until the next
state election, Charles H. McGlue,
chairman of the democratic state
committee, said there was no ob
jection to Mr. .Butler's being
named for a "temporary" period.
The democratic party does feel, be
said, that an appointment extend
ing over two years passes the
period that might be considered
"temporary" and violates the fed
eral constitutional amendment pro
viding for direct election of United
States senators. '. .
RETURNS TO SLAVERY
DES MOINES. Nov. 13. Green
Hutchinson. 9 1-year old negro, ..a.
former slave in Kentucky and
Missouri, today offeredhimself to
the highest bidder who will fur
nish him a home as weil as work.
DEATH CALLS !
Chase Carroll Held by Au
thorities Following Alleg
ed Admission of Shooting
Two Years Ago ,
POLICE RELEASE OTHER
SUSPECT AFTER QUIZ
No Charge Placed Against
roll, Pending Further
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 Chase
Carroll, Los Angeles barber, taken
into custody last night in connec
tion with the murder of Harry I.
Katz, musician and diamond brok
er, and later released after orief
questioning, was again detained ny
authorities later today after he
is alleged to have admitted to dis
trict attorney's investigators that
he had shot a. man in Bakersfield
two years ago.
The Bakersfield shooting. Car
roll is quoted as saying, occurred
at a drinking party and grew out
of a dispute over another man's
behavior toward Carroll's wife,
Dorothy Carroll, who now is suing
him for divorce.
The weapon which figured in
the Bakersfield affair was a .32
caliber pistol: ' the bullet ' which
ended the life of Katz here last
Monday night came from a .32-caI-iber
pistoL ' i
Further investigation f 'mn
Carroll's divorce suft revealed that
sne cnarged her husband with ex
cessive jealousy and alleged he
"u attuiinaiiy carried a pistol and
repeatedly threatened ttr Hf
Mrs. Carroll has told police she
spent ConsidernhlA ma with
Katz, and was with him on two
oeuias immeaiareiy preceding
nis muroer.- j , x,i.l
No Char sre had Wln ' n!in4
against Carroll tonight, pending
her parents and the outcome of an
Investigation : into the present
whereabouts of the pistol he said
he used in the Bakersfield shoot
ing and afterwards sold.
During the day three safe de
posit boxes in Los Angeles banks
were opened revealing a few of the
least valuable of Katz reputed
"king's ransom" collection - of
precious stones and various papers
which police pronounced of no
value to their investigation.
The district attorney's office
aiso re-questioned Hal Hail, Santa
Monica real estate hrotor vhnu
arrest on suspicion of murder yes
terday was followed in a few hours
by his release and interrogated
several other associates and other
mends of the slain man.
Draughts Brings Forest
Fires to Loursana State
ALEXANDRIA, La.. Nov. 13.-
A million acres of cut-over land
have been swept by forest fires In
central and "north Louisiana, as a
result of the long drought, with
a tremendous loss to seedlings and
small trees. One of the foremost
leaders in conservation "work in
Louisiana estimates the loss at
several million dollars.
.. Thousands of mature pines and
nardwood trees In all parts of the
state have died from lack of
moisture and thousands of feet of
logs cut for the various mills have
been destroyed In the fires, a ret
ter from a lumberman at Urania,
Operations in the Urania oil
and gas fields, where a score 'or
more wells are being drilled, have
been, suspended for the past 90
days due to the drouth. , ,
TWO-CENT CIGARETTE TAX
HELD SUFFICIENT TO GIVE
OREGON 5500,000 REVENUE
: In this weeks's issue, the Ore
gon Voter says:
"A two-cent stamp on each
package of cigarettes sold in Ore
gon would Talse $500,000 possi
bly $600,000 of revenue annual
ly. By raising this amount of taxes
from this source the necessity for
increasing property tax could be
avoided to that extent. 1
"Such a tax could not be col
lected from the source, as the
gasoline tax is collected, thanks
to the manner In which the big
oil companies have cooperated by
collecting the gasoline tax entire
ly, at their own expense. The
cigarette manufacturers will: not
cooperate; the Oregon wholesaler
of cigarettes would rather aband
on the business than be burdened
with any more expense connected
therewith, and the outside whole
saler is entirely beyond Oregon
control., 5 1 ;
'Upon the retailer would rest
the burden of collecting the the
tax. He would have to bay. the
Kfamtis ?rd- affix , tfni to the
-ackago before displaying ' them
for sale. Naturally the retailer
cannot be expected to enthuse
over the Idea. It Is hard to see
how else . the tax could -le col
lected. ; , ':,':':-
T2ABY ELEPHANTS; '
AJ niiiti orcinCIIPC -
Theatrical Owner ot Three Pachy
derms Forced to Pay 300
f For- Damages
PHILADELPHIA, N o v. 3.
Three baby elephantB, part of a
vaudeville act at a local theater
today scored such a. smashing hit
In private life that . their owner.
Don Darran of New X or was
held in $300 bail pending repairs
to certain parts of the northeast
section of Philadelphia. The trio,
confined : at night in a garage.
took offense early today at sounds
from . a galky motor, car." They
snapped their chains: and skilled
forth with the car owner leading
the procession at a. hot pace. -
.Fragrant . whiffs of breakfast
being prepared by Mrs.; Anna
Dammore in ner kitchen.- halted
the elephant section of the parade
and one of the trio uprooted the
Dammore -fence. Mrs. -Dammore
glanced "oat her window and then
with three y o u n g Dammore's
sought .the roof." f '
The elephants entered through
the back door, taking it with
them. J . - -
"Babe," one' of; the runaways,
burned his trunk on the stove.
seized .that article by Its under-'
pinning and upset it. The other
elephants wrecked the ice box and
splintered the furniture. "Babe"
then headed an exodus from the
Three Hundred Reported
Dead and Hundreds Miss
ing; Towns Destroyed
BATAVIA, Java. Not. 13. (By
the AP.) -The island of Java has
been severely . 'shaken by earth
quakes. Already 300 persons are
reported killed and countless num
bers are missing.
- The 'earth , shocks extended over
Wednesday and part of today.
district, a central residence of Java
have been destroyed by landslides.
One village disappeared into the
river. ;- ;
, Theshock centered around the
health"resort or Wonosobo, where
all the' buildings collapsed.
Java, in the Malay archipelago.
Is the seat of government for the
Dutch feast Indies. Created by
violent convulsions, it is subjected
from year to year by similar dis
turbances, less,.: violent, but suf
ficient in times past to have de
stroyed much life and property.
Iir -.119, the volcano of Kalut
erupted and caused many deaths,
variously estimated-at from 15,
000 to 50,000. Besides Kalut
there are many active volcanoes
in the Island with 'its 48.000
equare miles. Some of these
seismic disturbances have been ac
companied by heavy floods and
landslides. . t
State Granges Favor
l Daylight Savings Plan
ATLANTIC CITY. Nov. 13. A
rising tide of opposition to day
light savings was Indicated in the
report from masters4 of" several
state granges' at this afternoon's
session-of the national grange.
The opposition Is in such states as
still continue 'the measure by lo
cal ordinance in certain cities and
-.; The truth In fabric's bill pend
ing in 'congress will be vigorously
Pushed by the grange legislative
department and hthe present" ses
sion will go. unqualifiedly on rec
ord in support of it, it was said
:.?St far as the ; consumer is
concerned, he (or she) will pay
the two cents per package with
"Some retailers are favorable
to the cigarette tax Ideas.' in spite
of 'the expense and nuisance in
volved to them as dealers. The
way they figure it. there is al
ways danger of an anti-cigarette
law being enacted. If the cigarette
could, contribute heavily to state
revenues, the property .taxpayers
of the state would oppose an anti
cigarette law. A, contribution of
$500,000 or more a year to state
revenues would-not be Ignored by
property, taxpayers, who other
wise would have to pay that much
more taxes themselves-.
"Opposition to a cigarette tax
will come, from sthe cigarette
manufacturers, as they habitual
ly oppose anything that adds to
the retail price of their product.
The manufacturers ..will do their
utmost to arouse the retail deal
ers into active opposition to a cig
areiti us. Very little opposition
will come from any other source.
"A cigarette tax. If levied by
the legislature, would be Tefer
ended to the people. The act
Japanese Assumes Rc'3 c
Champion and Dsfcn.:
of China in Fight to Curb
DRUG PRODUCTION 13
Control Difficult Became t
Large Quantities Hiacl.:
GENEVA, Nov. 13. (Ty t
Associated Press)," Come d y tr I
tragedy moved with melodrar- 3
swiftness at the international t
ium conference today when, : ,
the culmination of hours cf t -ing
debate, ,tne conferenca d -ed
to adopt no resolutions ! -soever
concerning the ojiuri 1
l Dominating the entire ci
Bion was the dramatic manrrr ;
whlcn Japan posed as the c!
pion of China. Following ij
pro-Chinese stand Pt . Vise:. 1
Ishii, manifest during the re :
sessions of the assembly cf t'
league of nations. Mr. Sugi: . .
the. chief Japanese delegate, tc
presented a resolution voic i - :
confidence that China loj---.'
would endeavor to stairp
opium cultivation. The re:..: . -lion
also placed the powers ti
record as determined to live up t
the principle of non-interver.
In Chinese internal affairs.
After astonishment - had t : i
expressed by other delegates ovcr
the introduction of a pcliti: 1
question into the opium coa lic
ence.' Japan,, withdrew the pel::' I
part ot the, resolution, but v
none the less vigorous in fight:
for China when John Car.::
an Englishman, who ia rerr
Ing India at the conference, i
duced an amendment, which :..:.
ally condemned China's tasc
01 the opiun evil. Tf 9 t
menrsaId"'tri(ST conference "" . ,. . , ..
with regret that enormous III
production and use of cpijri
China and the fact that 1.- r
quantities of opium were reach
ing --other' countries in the f;r
east, thereby making control ovef
opium difficult and in some cn - r
even imperilling all control.
Mr. Suglmura Insisted tl.:
through the league of cat:
there already had been too 1.. .. . ..
criticism of China a powerful
nation which he declared oce t?.y
would play a great role in inter
No nation having a sense c'
honor or dignity, Mr. Suginrara
asserted, could accept the .Camp
bell .amendment. . He appealed to
western christian civilization to
see to it that China should cot t
asked to accept such an undigni
After an Impressive silence t!
president of the conference a:-'.. !
Japan to withdraw her oris! -3 1
resolution voicing confidence in
China to overcome the opium evil,
japan agreed to do this, and t:J?
action caused the objection ;:
Campbell amendment to fail. V.
China emerged from the day's
session neither mildly approve !
nor seriously condemned.
MCA ML ELECT
OFFICERS FOH V.
Twenty-One Are Candidate:
.With Eight To Be Select
ed; All Can Vote
Organization of the year's work
of the YWCA is underway at pres
ent and the first step will be tti
election of the board for the cord
ing year. Of the 21 candidates ur
for election eight are to be select
ed.. Usually, seven are select"',
but owing to the illness of I,Ir.
Paul Wallace, eight will be chos: .
1 Every member of the YWCA i
entitled to vote, both the member
who have - paid memberships an '
those having active .membership-.
Elections are to be held tou.v .
Saturday, and Monday, at tL :
YMCA headauarters In Salem.
The following candidates are
Mesdames W, E. Kirk. J. II.
Fairchlld. George O. Bain, an !
Frank Zinh. who are up for re
election; Miss Nina McNary, ar. '
Mesdames J. Ray Pemberton, A. C.
Perry, Mason Bishop, E. H. lie
nedy, -W. D. Clarke. Eric Butl-?r.
Lloyd Lee T. S. Anunson. T.
Erickson, Max O. Buren, O. J.
Hull, and Jack Curry.
TO INTRODUCE EILL
KEATTLE, Nov. 23. A j::
resolution, proposing rat il 1. 3 ! '
by the state of Washington of
child labor amendr:;rt is to t ? !
troduced the fir.t r -
legislature mr- t-j :. ..i-
landon, I:? pr; ' : ;- -