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. WEATHER FORECAST:: 'Occasional rains, I
". SHOP EARLY )nly 25 shopping days
remain, before Christmas. Do your : shop-
pins early and avoid the- rush. You- will
: flndj a new delight in this early shopping
and ' also you'll bring -happiness to the
merchants and the Dost office clerks.
cloudy -nd unsettled; moderated tempera-.
ture; southwest, gales on coast., 'Maximum
yesterday, 49:; minimnm. 43: river,' . '
rainfall, .58; atmosphere," cloudy; wind;'
south. - ;'.-' . . ' :
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY. MORNING, NOVEMBER 25, 1926
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FOUWD AT SEA
. ... I - . . .
Gallagher Charges Commis
slon Did Not Give Prop
HUte Superintendent Says Won't
Be a Party. to Oregon School
Children Being Gouged ' -'
In a letter sent; to Milton - A.
Miller, chairman of the state text
book commission, R. R. Turner,
state superintendent of public in
struction said yesterday that he
would refuse , to sign at least ione
of the contracts adopted at the
meeting of the commission. Mr.
Turner called attention to a letter
received from the Seattle super
intendent and said he would not
be a party to school book gouging.
"Sitting on the side lines at the
recent textbook adoption," read
Mr. Turner's' letter, "I made the
assertion that the Southwestern
Publishing company was not of
fering to the Oregon - textbook
commission as favorable terms on
their Twentieth Century book
keeping text as they had given to
Seattle and other Washington
cities. . .-. f.' '
"Mr. II la tt. agent for the Sooth
western company, was called be
fore the commission and he de
nied the correctness of my state
ment and went on to say that the
exchange price offered to Oregon
wss as good as had ever been of
fered anywhere in Washington or
elsewhere. The commission then
adopted the Twentieth Century
bookkeeping .text. The .exchange
price agreed upon gives a value
f)ir 13 cents for the old second
fiand book of the text previously
used, when- offered -Jtt purchase
for the new text. ,
"f enclose herewith cfpy of a
letter that 1 have Just received
from the office ot the superintend
ent of -the: Seattle schools. By
reading this letter you will note
that the publishers allowed the
pupils of Seattle for, their old text
a value equivalent to one-half the
list price -ot . the new . texts. ; In
other words, Seattle pupils were
allowed . 6 -cents for their old
books,, in exchange.. Your com
mission adopted this book in ques
tion on a basis ot 13 cents value
for the old book..
"I decline to be a party to Ore
gon s school children being goug
ed in this way. Therefore, as long
as r am a member of the state
board ot education, I shall decline
to affix my signature to this con
"tract .with the Southwestern Pub
lishing company." v
The letter received by Mr.
Turner from S. E. Fleming, assist-
ant superintendent of schools at
Seattle, raads: -
"Following is the proposition
offered us - by the Southwestern
Publishing company in connection
with our adoption of the Twenti
eth Century Bookkeeping system
in 1925: . ' , . v
"In event that the Seattle Pub
lic schools adopted the Twentieth
Century bookkeeping the Soutb-
(CoaUnu4 from pass S.)
WHERE TO GO TO CHURCH
Not forgetting the true
meaning of Thanksgiving the
churches of Salem have plan
ned union services this morn-
ing. At noon the Salvation
Army will give a tree dinner
to all homeless and in the eve
ning have a ' program for the
public at their headquarters.'.
The services In the city will
be conducted as follows:- First
Baptist church, Rev. E. C,
Whitaker, speaker. Services
at 10:30. down town district.
Leslie M. E. church. Rev. E.
H.-Shanks, speaker Services
at 10:30, South Salem district.
Special music -
Community M. E. church, -Rev.
R. L. Putnam, speaker.
Services at 10: 30, West Salem
district. Special music.
St. Paul's : church, sermon
by: rector, vested choir will
'sing. Eucharistlc service by
Collinswood." Services at 10
Knight Memorial Congrega
tional church, Dr. John Canse,
speaker. . Services ; at c10:'30;
East Salem district. Special
music. - v'" ' "
Highland - Friends church.
Rev. F. B. 1 Culver, speaker.
Services at .10:30, North Sa
lem district. Special music ,
Center street German Meth-
odist church. Rev. J. J. Lucas
speaker. Services at 10:30.
Germanic group. ; Special mn- -
Bic. ; --7.
First Church ot Christ.
Scientist. Special services at
t UU10. . Liberty and. C&cmck-
, ; ' f American fleritoffe W1
TO AID WOMAN
PHYSICIAN'S MEDICINE BAGS
.EXTKRED AS EXHIBITS
Witness Declares Doctor Admitted
Before, Death of Taking
. "Too Much"
TILLAMOOK, Or., Nov. 24.
(AP) Friends and relatives ral
lied to the aid ot Mrs. Eva N. Mc
Gee as they formed a procession
of witnesses for the defense today
in her trial on a charge of first
degree murder of her husband,
Dr. W. G. McGee. ' .
Evidence which the defense, had
hoped would show that Dr. McGee
had taken poison in the form of
medicine prepared by himself for
week, heart, was offered to off-j
set the prosecution's contention
that Mrs., McGee had given poison
to her husband.
Dr. McGee's medicine bags,
which had been in the possession
of Walter Thompson, - Nehalem
pharmacist, . since the doctor, died
in August, were entered as ex
hibits, and they were shown to
contain tablets of the poison which
the state alleges had been admin
istered. . ' .
Denial : that anything but har
monious relations had existed in
the McGee 1 family was made by
several witnesses, including Mrs.
Catherine Travis of CoquIUe, Or.
She submitted letters written by
Dr. and Mrs. McGee to support
Defense testimony, included the
statements by Mrs. Edna Kiehm
and Mrs. ! Ethel Bales, that they
had overheard Dr. McGee, while
suffering from a convulsion short
ly before his death, exclaim: "I
took too much."
REGENTS READY TO TOUR
TO BE INVESTIGATED
IN MANY TOWNS
Members of the board of re
gents ot the. state normal ' school
will leave . Portland Sunday, De
cember It, for Baker, where they
will spend the following afternoon
inspecting sites for the proposed
new Eastern Oregon '. normal
school authorized by the voters
at the recent general election. '
Other cities and' towns included
in the revised lUperary follow:
Tuesday, at' Elgin and La Grande;
Wednesday MUton, Pendleton ana
Weston: Thursday,4Arlington and
The Dalles ;i Friday, Redmond "and
Bend i Saturday, Prineville, and
Sunday, Hood River.
The bord will return to Salem
early Monday,, when the various
sites will Jbe discussed. '
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SOVIET DIPLOMAT DIES
EFFORTS 6V itIXG'8 PERSON
AD DOCTOR FUTILE
LONDON, Nov. 34. - (AP)
Despite' the heroic efforts of Lord
Dawson, the king's personal phy
sician, to save the life of Leonid
Krassln, the soviet envoy, died to
day in the old - czarist embassy
from pernicious anaemia. In his
death British officials see the
passing of an - able diplomat who.
was expected to! do much toward
re-establishing- the .relations of
Russia with the western nations.
The body will be sent to Mos
cow, where the "economic dictat
or" will be honored with a state
funeral. .. . .
Leonid Krassln was an influen
tial figure wherever he served,
and although, his full ambassador
ial status was not recognized by
the British government, be was
accorded a li the diplomatic cour
JUDGE ADJOURNS MURDER
TRIAL OVER HOLIDAY
Mrs. Hall Expected to Testify
Friday or Saturday in Own
SOMERVILLE. N. J., Nov. 24.
(AP) Clouds of argument bang
ing over the Hall-Mills case dur
ing the afternoon., today came to
a head just before adjournment
and sent the trial into eclipse
over Thanksgiving in. a legal
storm. - -' : I ' ", .
Efforts by .the defense, to use
Henry De La Bruyere Carpender
as a witness to discredit Mrs. Jane
Gibson's story told as a state's
witness, precipitated a clash of
lawyers that was not decided, when
court ' suspended for the holiday.
Carpender. a New York broker, is
a cousin of the three defendants
on trial and Is under'' Indictment
with them for: the murder ot Mrs.
Eleanor R. Mills. He is awaiting
a separate trial. ' f , j t
The defense plan to place in the
record and before , the jury his
statement that he was not on Phil-
Hps farm or near Derussey's aLne
on the night or September , 14,
1923, when Mrs. Mills and! the
Rev. Edward , W. Hall were slain;
drew. emphatic " protest ' from ; the
state. ; ,t f. A'.?
" Justice Charles W Parker, pre
siding. : took the ; problem of I the
competence ot the testimony away
with him, a decision being expect
ed Friday when court reconvenes.
' f CsatiMad o pan S.) (Coatuit fCi B.) - (Continued oa ps 5.) (CtitUul o m t.)
HREE hundred and five years ago, a little company 01
men and women gathered at Plymouth to give tnanks
to God for a bountiful harvest and for many other
blessings received after they arrived in the new
wriri William Bradford in wrltine aboui this first
"And in May 1621, there commenced a drouth, which lasted until the
middle of July without any rains, and with great heat; in so much as the
corn began to wither away. Upon which they sette aparte a'solemne day
of humiliation to seek the Lord by humble and fervente prayer in this
great distress. And he was pleased to give them a Bpeedy answer both to
their own and the Indians admiration that lived among them. For which
mercie in time convenient, they also sett aparte a day of thanksgiving."
This same religious spirit of dependence upon. God has been
r maintained down through the years in varying forms.
-';'.-T-'.; It's a far cry from 1621 to 1926, yet we haVe more tobe
thankful for than the earliest colonists who settled on the bleak
New England shores. The comforts of that time cannot begin
to compare with those we have today.. , . '
USED TO TRAVEL
GET DAD AND MOTHER INTER
ESTED IN SHOPPING
Don't Walt UntU.; Christ mas. Be
gin Right Now and Make
Some One Happy
, If it shouid rain like this when
Santa Claus comes, what do you
suppose he'd do with his reindeer?
Probably nothing. Not a single
sollary thing. He wouldn't have
to. They were born outdoors, and
have lived outdoors all their Iittl0
lives. They can laugh at cold and
snow and ice; and grow fat on
weather that would make a boy
cur) up into a hoop. Maybe they
wouldn't like the rain,, of course;
they don't get-rain in wintertime,
up where they live. But they'd
They're tough. T-u-f-f. TUFF
They are Santa Claus' deer; used
to traveling all over the world,
north and south, and of course
somewhere In their trips they
strike it hot; or wet. or hail
stormy, or dry, or cold as any
thing. They can stand it all.
J3ut they won't have to. They'll
be in under the shed, or the tent,
or something. Who'd make Santa
Claus and bis faithful steeds stand
out in the rain, for Christmas
time? Who would? Nobody.
Santa Claus is counting on this
being Oregon's merriest Christ
mas. Seems funny to start it so
long before time for Christmas
is just 30 days off, and we can
hardly think that winter is even
on the road. But when you look
at the calendar, you'll find this
, "December 25 Christmas.
Santa Claus comes today. Too
late, to get Christmas presents, too
late for the Christmas spirit;
ought to do that weeks and weeks
ago. Be good and help somebody
else; shop early and avoid the
rush; give all you can, and then
some more; Oregon's Merriest
Christmas if yon will help make
Waiting, till Christmas day to
be .happy or to make someone else
happy, is like going to the table
after the other fellows have eaten
all t he food; or starting to dress
4 and finding that because you were
the last some one has carried off
your ; clothes. . No fun . in that, is
there?- . ; .-
So we won't wait,1 not a minute.
Well v not "-, even wait for Santa
dausrwefc know' that; he'd Ttell us
to?get"at"it right now-and why
wait any .longer? Why, indeed?
No - use to wait : we'll start ; in
right ndV to make it - the big
HpLAK BIG MEET
INDEPENDENT , INSTITUTIONS
OF STATE TO CONFER
Educational Problems to Be Dis
cussed During Two Day
.Representatives from eight in
dependent colleges of Oregon will
meet in this city November 26 and
27 for the 21st conference of the
Independent College Presidents'
association of Oregon, to be held
on the Willamette university
campus. L. G. Nichols of the
Oregon Institute of Technology in
Portland, president of the asso
ciation, will have charge.
Each institution in the associa
tion is entitled to send its presi
dent and one other voting dele
gate to.the meeting. Members of
the association, are Reed college,
Pacific university, Linfield college,
Willamette university, Albany, col
lege, Philomath college, Oregon
institute of technology, and Eu
gene Bible university.
- The conference will begin at. 2
o'clock Friday afternoon and end
Saturday noon with a lancbeon
for all deans. 4 Willamette univer
sity will entertain the delegates
with a dinner-.Frida7-even.ing at
6 o'clock in Lausanne hall.' .
The complete program Is as fol
lows: . . : ,
"The- - Small, vs the , Extensive
Curriculum In r. the. College." by
Dean Frank M. 'Erickson of Wil
lamette university. Discussion led
by Dr-. Floyd Perisho of Pacific
college. 2 . o'clock. ; ,
fThe Problem of the Backward
Student," by Professor Edward Q.
Sisson of Reed college. Discus
sion led - by -Edward L, Clark, di
rector of Oregon Institute ot tech
nology. 3 o'clock. . v. , t t , s;
- "Scholastic Standards and Extra-Curricula
Activities' by Dean
Ward W. Sullivan of Albany cot
lege. Disccssipn led by Professor
Frank C Taylor of Pacific university.-
o'clock. ; ' ( --.
Banquet at Lausanne ' hall. -6
i Musical program by Professor
Melton, director . of " plana - and
theory, of Willamette uniTerslty
scnooi oi.mnsic. s o'ewci.-
j Address by Dr. Levi T. Penning
ton, president of Pacific college. -
9 o'clock. . -
v-A A-5b Saturday- 4-i t sl , a
1 "Religious Education Subjects
n "a College Coarse." by Professor
William J. Sly. of Linfield coUege.
The Relation ot Courses in . Re
ligion .to the General Curriculum
In a CclegeJ. by Professor Roy R
Hewitt of OAC. General Discus-
, Disasters in the form of fires,; floods and hurricanes have
taken their toll of lives and damage to property. Through it all
the people have carried on and we have only to compare our lot
with that of citizens in other countries to know that we have
every reason to set aside a day of thanksgiving. , T
The United States has enjoyed a most' successful year. Sub
stantjal progress has been made in all worthy lines of endeavor
The people are faring better than ever before and so remain cheerful and
enthusiastic Our constitution is an American heritage and sets forth our
duty to eur fellow citizens. As citizens of this republic each and everyone
of us baa a bounden duty to perform, one to the other. The least we can
do is to utter a few words of appreciation and thanks on this day .tor the
material and spiritual joys that are ours. Our Thanksgiving Day is like
wise an American heritage. It sets forth our duty tpward God and calls
upon us to thank Him for the blessings bestowed upon us.
We should .be a thanksf ul people on this Thanksgiving Day. One of
the most important reasons for this is because ot the many opportunities
to make others happy by giving some real service.
"It is more blessed to give than to receive.' ' - . .-
C00LIDGETO EAT TURKEY
WORK OX ANNTJAI MESSAGE
TO COXGRESS PLANNED
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.
(AP) Thanksgiving is not ex
pected to be exclusively a holiday
for President Coolidge.
If be follows his custom of past
holidays, ho will go to his office
for a short time in the morning
and it is understood he plana to
spend several hours in the after
noon at work on his annual mes
sage to congress. t
The president and Mrs. Cool
idge. accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Frank-' W. Stearns of Boston, will
attend services at the Metropoli
tan Memorial. Methodist Episcopal
church during the morning. The
four will have Thanksgiving din
ner at the White House in the
evening whed a 24 pound turkey,
presented by Governor Baker of
Missouri, will grace, the table.
TAKEN BY QUEEN
MARIE OCCUPIES IMPERIAL
SUITE ON BERERGARIA .
Lluvr Bearing Hojal Party Dc
Parts- Amk Balnles of
NEW YORK, Nov. 24. (AP)
Qneien Marie, with Prince Nicholas
and Princess Xleana, and the roy
al entourage,, was on her way
back . ta Rumania tonight in the
Imperial suite ot the Berengaria.
After a 10,000 mile,, tour of
America, taking her nto 23 states
and sections of Canada, the English-born
Queen of a Balkan state
sailed today, declaring that '"every
moment of the trip .was a happy
one." and that she only regretted
that the illness of the king. forced
Curtailment of the visit. .
'. On departing the queen seemed
oblivious to the bickerings that
marked the royal train across the
continent, causing the successive
"dropping", of Samuel HU1,. head
of the Maryhill Museum at Mary
hill. Wash.,, of Lois Fuller, the
dancer, friend and mentor of the
queen; May Birk head, her. public
ity agent, and J. A..AyresK Ford
representative. She rebuked - the
press for its emphasis on discord
accompanying her trip," saying "As
to any stories which may have ap
peared saying that I bad made any
criticism ;on ;my reception or, of
America, - they aro ; pure . inven
tion."..., . - .,K. . ,-:-;---i--
'. , The" liner bearing the. royal
party left the harbor amid thu
salutes ' ot '. other - craft, . -.which
seemed to echo these that a month
MEN TAKEN FROM SHAFT ABE
' ALIVE AFTER NINE DAYS
Great Excitement Reigns Through
out Entire Lehigh Valley
HAZLETON, Pa., Nov., 24.
(AP).--Five of the six men en
tombed nine days ago by a flood
in the Tomhicken mine of the Le
high Valley Coal company were
taken out alive tonight and will
Spend Thanksgiving .with their
Xamilles. ,-r -
All except Charles Smith were
rescued He was some distance
below ttie section where they had
been working on the day of the
accident. Whether, he is alive or
dead 'was not determined but it
was -feared that he, was drowned.
The rescued men are:
- Henry. Kirchdoerfer, assistant
,.. John Gondera. '
John Lorincz. ; . - ,
Gondera. was trapped on his
21st birthday anniversary and was
to; have been tendered a party the
night of the accident.:
The imprisoned men were found
at ?:4Q o'clock. The rescue caused
great excitement , in the little Vil
lage and all through the Lehigh
coal field. -- , ' . .
The men were found in an old
breast -oft. the number eight tun
nel, and not number 1$, where,
mey were supposed to nave oeen.
Klrehdoerfer was the life of ; the
party and kep the spirits ot the
men. up until they heard the glad
word of their rescuers. .
-' The first aid corps on the scene
was hurriedly taken-into the mine
and was ready to offer whatever
NEEDY ; RECEIVE CHEER
t'.. :.r., , . 1 . - ' -
LOCAL PEOPLE RESPOND TO
-I- CALL FOR CHARITY u
Many needytarailles in Salem
will be cheered today by the Sal
vation Army, Associated Charities
and , - Independent ' organizations
through' the distribution of dinner
baskets, clothing and other suit
able Thanksgiving remembrances.
The Salvation Armyia giving - a
free dinner .this noon to' all homer
less men in the city, besides car-
uig lor an neeuy la mines possime.
The tall ' made by tho Associr
aled Charities for supplies i was
readily responded to by local peo
ple and they will serve many, fam
ilies in the community with neces
sities and - food to Jend cheer to
the seasonal 1 Thanksgiving.
Air - Craft Reported Safe to
Navy Department After.
1 .14 Anxious Hours , ,; f
PN-10 NO. 2 TO CONTINUE
Distance Flown 28 Miles Short of
Record Established by Com
' xnander John Rodgera
Hawaiian Flight " I f
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (AP)
The pN-10 No. 1, missing navy
seaplane , attempting a non-stop
flight from Norfolk, Va.,to Colon,
Panama, has been found, the navy
department was Informed tonight.
Although the message which
was received at 11:10 p. m. to
night by the navy, did not men
tion the fact, all four members of
her crew are believed safe.. ,
The cruiser - Cincinnati found
the machine with a connecting rod
broken on her starboard engine at!
9:35 p. m., on the Caribbean seaj
213 miles south, of the Isle of
Pines, between the Isle and Old,
Providence Island, the next to the!
last leg mapped out for the flight J
" The exact position of the plane
was given as latitude 17:54 and
On board the plane are Lleti-f
tenants Byron J. Connell a&d Law-I
rence W. Curtin, pilots: Skiles R
Pope, aviation pilot, and John RJ
Roe, radio man. : -
Admiral - Edward W, EberleJ
chief of naval operations', Imme-j
diately upon receiving word that!
the PN-1 0 No. 1 was safe. 1
hours and a half after her last po-l
sit ion report, was -picked up, ad
vised the commander of the air
craft squadron ot the acoutini
fleet aboard the USS Sandpiperi
and the cruiser Raleigh, guard
ships; to authorize Lieutenant
Commander H. T. Bartlett, flight
commander, to proceed, with - ,hts.
flight in the PN-1 0 No. -2.
: Bartlett had been forced dowr
earlier with an exhausted oil sup
ply at Nueva Gerona, Isle ot Pines
and he proceeded to Siguana Ba;
on the isle to await tor oil.
The message authorized him tv
continue his flight when ready n
after I the guardshtps; which ha
been searching for the No. 1, ha
returned to their positions.
Late unofficial computations b
naval officials placed the dlstanc
travelled by the PN-10 No. :i a
about 1440 miles, although ear He
tabulations on the basis of a 160
nop irom Norloia to the isle o
Pines would have given her a noiJ
stop flight of approximately 181
miles, 247 short ot the 200 lai
out for the complete journeyman
28 shy of the record of late Con
mander John Rodgers.
The plane, was picked up 2
mllna wwt - nf . fhA linn rtf fllrh
originally laid - out and. After j
... am - " f
sweeping searcn naa oeen oraere;
several hours earlier by the, nav
department. ; : ' - v ' -. '
EARTH TREMOR FELT
ST. STEPHEN, Neb., Nov. 24.
(AP) Every building Mn tow
was jarred by an earth tremor ; i
2:30 p. m. today, i There was c!
FIRE DESTROYS' HOTEL
, - vit :
ABERDEEN.. S. D., Nov. 2 4
(AP) Loss estimated at $300
000 was caused here today by fir
which destroyed the Ward hot j
and the Bouchard ' departme:
store, and damaged three oth
business, establishments. 5
; rt'Your tin rnlnr fn ialra mir:
, Bonny?" - . -.. .-4,-.; j
It was a little girl speaking,;
. but behind her were three
brothers, all smaller. County
Clerk U. G. Boyer - looked
down at them from across
- bis counter and beheld f n 'the
arms of the girl a woOly bra wr
cocker spaaiel. . i
- Dog, kids and everything
i seemed to, bo ahAut:" on . ih
rocks. Thanksgivlsg had. eoaif
and Instead of .happiness then
was a grim realization thrust
pott ? a' struggling family j
1 Bonny" would have to- hav
a license ; or go, the way o :
' other QBlicensed. dogs. - . !
, "Just one mlnute.'l said Mr
s Boyer and be leftj the room
, He was gone some time an'
the middle sized boy bear:
restless and asked, "V.'l - r
dkl he go?" and the bisges
boy said, "He ain't genua
Bonny is he?" and meanwh;!
Bojny" made the rounds r
!friendshtp of tho clerk's c
tice, i :, j : 2 f - . ,
- In- fame. Mr. Boyer. X'V t
you are kids -a,idolLr fr .
license and-fifty; cents to r
-some candy - and .. nuts to
-Thanksgiving tke men dow:
there in . the sheriffs err:
want you t hare a swell tan
i eta streets. .
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