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THE OSEGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON 7
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, - v SUNDAY MORNING,
AT TOE THEATRES
OregoTn " Colleen Mobre" in
"Irene" Vith Lloyd Hughes; Ea
Norak, Charles Murray, 'Kate
Price, from the big musical com
HEILIG Matt Moore In ""The
First Year." .
Bligh 5 acts Taudeyllle and
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WAS CHAPMAN SENT
TO DEATH INNOCENT?
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meals with toe on the nights In
Investigation of the statements
by Dayton newspaper men make it
appear they are offered in the best
But so far as local police are
concerned, the Chapman case is
Chapman May Xot . Hare Been
3Inrderrr, Correspondent's View
By W. Y. FERROU
, ; Central Press Correspondent
; HARTFORD, Conn., April 17.
NO tears need Ije.shed for "George
, Charters, alias Gerald Chapman,
h.e jwas a hardened and con
Ilrniod. criminal jiut there Is rea-
Bon to believe that by an irony
of. fate he died for a crime of
.which he was not guilty.
This statement is not intended
to be a criticism of the humans
who found him? guilty and the
others who confirmed thd verdict,
but merely Is an expression of
opinion. Officials connected with
the case, but In positions such that
their influence could not have
forced a retrial, are of the same
mind. It was the .doUbt in their
minds that Gerald Chapman was
guilty of murder that paused them
to make the execution as simple
an affair as possible),? that Chap
man might die as nearly like a
gentleman as the circumstances
permitted. It was wfly the affair
was carried out withjikgnified dis
patch, and the numbejr of specta
tors limited to the merest mini
mum. ! j
What blocked a possibly fairer
consideration of Chapman's dec
laration of innocence was the prej
udice stirred up against him before
and during the trial. Officials were
forced by public pressure to go
the limit to put Chapman in a
death cell. Such was the temper of
the public mind that only the most
positive proof of his Innocence
could have been expected to cause
the governor to issue another re
prieve, such was the political re
Men who went into the roonj
where the pardon board heard Ger
ald Chapman's last" plea came out
declaring him innocent of this par
ticular crime. When he remark
ably calm, looked at them through
his. "blue eyes b and said, "I didn't
appear here for mercy. I have
done nothing for which .1 need to
ask .mercy,", they were willing to
Frederick J. Groehl, Chapman's
faithful attorney, does not believe
that his clieBt was guilty of the
crime for which he was excuted.
"He was bad but he did not do
Local attorneys Interested In the
legal aspects of the case say that
the trial Is one more demonstra
tion of the need for reform of the
American judicial system. Trial of
Chapman on his record rather than
on the evidence in the case at hand
would not have happened in
France or England, they say. But
then, in France or England, a con
firmed criminal like Chapman
probably would not have been at
large after committing so many of
fenses against society.
The Chapman case is not closed.
Criminals will be caught who will
know thinga about the matter that
only the underworld can reveal
now. Sharper distinctions will be
drawn between evidence of guilt
But, as has been said, no tears
need be shed for George Charters,
alias Gerald Chapman. For, as
one plain cop here said, "He may
not have deserved the rope this
time, but he would have SOME
LOWER TRAFFIC DEATH
TOLL BY LAW IS PLEA
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enty of these cases are now pend
ing in the courts.
Fines- imposed for traffic viola
tions during the month totalled
$3,469.5H while fines assessed for
other offenses aggregated $385.
Delinquent fees in the amount of
$9525 were collected .y the state
traffic officers. Stolen motor ve
hicles havine a resale value of
$6375 were recovered.
Gross receipts from the motor
vehicle fuel tax since the inception
of the law aggregate $11,237,
810,21, accofcling to a report pre
pared here Saturday by the secre
tary of state.
Refunds totalled $408,125.95,
while the administration expense
was $24,037.S2. The net amount
of motor vehicle fuel tax trans
ferred to the state highway fund
SALEM HIGH NINE
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LOSES TO III1S
Score Stands 3 to 2 Favor
ing Chemawa, Play Wood
Chemawa Indians took the long
end of a 3-2 score' over Salem high
school's nine Saturday afternoon.'
The game was played at Chemawa.
Although Salem played a much
stronger game than she- played
against Lincoln, she could' not suc
cessfully stay the Indian on
slaught. The Chemawa boys, ac
cording to report brought back to
Salem, appear to make up one of
the strongest baseball aggrega
tions the school has produced.
Salem's shortcoming was a mat
ter of omission than commission.
Failure to observe some of the
tricks of the game is thought to
have been responsible for the low
score to which the Indians held the
For instance, Kelly slapped out
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three nice hits and died three
times' trying to get away; with exi
tra bases. .Kelly and J. Drager
did most of the bitting for Salem,
Drager adding two hits to Kelly's
Fabry, although he did not show
np with his usual force at the bat.
pitched a great game. He held
the Chemawa boys to few hits, and
most of them scattered at that.
In spite of the fact that scoring
was low on both, sides, the Salem
outfit showed decided Improve
ment over the stuff shown in the
last week's' practice. Y
' The boys will be kept out on the
lot Monday afternoon for a stiff
Workout in preparation for the
game" against ' Woodburn, to be
played at Oxford park Tuesday
afternoon at 3:30 e'clock.
Reports emanating from the
Woodburn camp indicate that the
school has one of the strongest
teams in Its history. Coach Hunt
ington is doubtful if his boys will
be able to pull .out with the vic
tory remaining in this city, but
believes, the score will be close.
As for the Indians, Saturday's
battle was but the beginning. Sa
lem will have a chance for revenge
later in the' season, when she will
meet Chemawa at Oxford park.
BEXD MAN NAMED
OLYMPIA; April 16.--Return-ing
to the Olympic national for
est after an absence of 11 years,
H. L. Plumb will become super
visor of the -forest. Mr. Plumb
comes here from Bend, Ore.
Fifteen Oregon and Washington
towns form Lower Columbia Com
Baker $500,000 Balm Creek
Copper Co. will work property
near Mother Lode mines.
A Class of Thirty-nine Wom
en in Wicker. Basket and
L. D. Dunsmoor of the Salem
Wicker Furniture Manufacturing
company, 2218 State street, now
has a class of 39 women taking
lessons in wicker basket and furn
iture making; some of them
among Salem's most prominent
ladies. The classes meet three
nights a week, Tuesdays, Wed
nesdays and Thursdays. The
teaching is being done under the
rules and direction of the state vo
These classes are attracting state
wide attention, and inquiries are
coming from Washington.
This factory is kept very busy,
with full forces, making up wick
er furniture on orders and for
stock in the store. A very fine
sample of recent work turned out
is the wicker furniture in the new
store of Mack's Millinery, at 295
North High street. Tnis furniture
has been admired by many callers;
also the decorating, which was
done by Dunsmoor Bros., brothers
of L. D. Dunsmoor. The wicker
furniture allows a fine opportun
ity for the display of the millinery
and ready to wear stock of the
DOLLAR "MODEL" DD3S
PHILADELPHIA, April 17.
(AP.) Miss Anna W. Williams,
retired public school teacher,
whose profile as the "Goddess of
Liberty" is stamped on the silver
dollar, died at her home today.
She was 68.
The Musical comedy triumph brought to tho screen more fas
cinating more scintillating dozens of Hollywood's glorified
txautiH hundreds of gorgeous gowns but it's Colleen Moore
who docs It. She's Irene, and, remember the world been in loye
with Irene for two whole years.
At the Organ
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