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Early btart on Gaines btreet Drainage Line May Result prom Monday NiVCoM
Weather forecast: Unsettled with rains
or snow squalls; fresh northwest winds on
the coast. Maximum temperature yester
day 50. minimum 38. river 7.1, rajnfall
.37, atmosphere clear, wind southwest.
It Is said, that talking pictnres of the
President and Llndy were shown at the
White House the other craning. It's our
guess that neither one of them talked too
much, even In the pictures.
SALEM. OREGON, SATURDAY MOfcNlNGj JANUARY 14, li28
PRICE FIVE CENTS
V CRFiT uraiRF
a n av iriiminTnu
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Automatic Scutching Ma
chine Works Well, Does
All Expected of It
PAY, FOR ITSELF EARLY
Saving In Fiber Alone Will Be
large; Cow Feed Brings $U25
a Day; Ten Pnlllag Ma
chines to be Bollt
Wonderful progress Is being
made in the Industries at the Ore
gon state penitentiary, and espec
ially in the flax Industry. The
flax industry for this section as a
whole is on the verge of great de
The automatic scutching ma
chine recently, received at the
slate flax plant has been aesem
i.ipd and tried out. and it is found
fr oe as efficient as was suspect-
td. It will pay for itself every lit
tle while in the saving of fiber
alone. That is. It will recover
from the straw more fiber than
ran be recovered by hand scutch
ing, which has been the method of
getting the fiber from the straw
tor 6000 years. That Is. It will
recover more pounds of fiber per
ton of flax straw than has here
tofore ever been recovered or was
possible to recover. And another
thing. It delivers a better quality
of fiber than can be secured by
hand scutching. And still another
thing. It will vastly cheapen the
procepe of scutching. It will make
possible the handling of 8000 acres
of flax at the atate flax plant
the goal to which the authorities
there are working, under the op
erations of the revolving fund law.
h other things that will be pos
43? under Jhat law, that institu
tion wilkthen be self supporting.
scutching machine will do la still
more important."' It will enable
threshing, retting and scutching
plants to be established all over
. i iivil. , ... .tl.M a m rl n rat.
J - ' M 1 L A . fl,Aftl
en w ill iree lauui . ni .
lh. t" win soon be one at Aurora,
:i Mt. Angel, at SU Paul, and at
)i h t points in the valley. - The
MUM r-( res of flax foT the state will
finally run up to 50.000 acres foi
t!iH state and private concerns
combined. Then it will double
il'at number. And so on indef-,..r,-!y.
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A Few High Points
There are some other high
l oans In the progress of the in
dustries at the nenitentiary. Not
the least of them is the manufac
turing of cow feed from the bolls
(Continued on p( 5.)
MADE FOR MEET
; PLANS GO FORWARD FOR BUR
Meeting of Democrats In Washing
ton Conies to End, With
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13 (AP)
Recovering slowly from the sur
prise of. the selection of Houston
as the next convention city and
the strain of the seven and a half
hours' Jackson Day dinner, demo
cratic leaders . moved today to
carry out. the mandate of the na
A committee of 21 was named
to arrange for the convention,
among, them four of the outstand
ing supporters of Governor Al
Smith of New York. Mack of New
York, Hague of New Jersey. Bren
nan of Illinois,. and- Spellaey of
Connecticut. p rr 4' P..;
This . committee .. immediately
named various sub-committees to
look after the manifold details'of
a 'great national party gathering
for selection - of. presidential
nomineerand the writing of a plat
form upon tjch he will go to the
country and ask, for election.
Another early move was the ap
pointment of . Georger. Mara : of
New, York as executive assistant
to Mi'rmjn saaver. ite par-
W. j-.'nrlii fa thai' 1n anil 1124 con-
Yejrtions and will proceed Imme-
icround and begin the task of
transforming the small city audi
torium there into a political con
tention halt -
L Committeemen who will be most
active in the work of arrangement
said the existing hall with accom
modations for about 5,0 06 would
be used although Jess . Jones, a
newspaper publisher, in present
ing Houston's offer veaterdav.
V. ald a new hall would be built if
As the committee members con
tinued to mill about the hotel lob
tbles today speculation continued
' : (Continued on pt(.5.) -" ' -
THK OUTER GATE STARTS IX
Saturday Evening Post Author
l'lepaies Serial For Salcui ;
Beginning tomorrow the Ore
gon Statesman will publish a won
derful love story. "The Outer
Gate" by Octavus Roy Cohen, fa
mous magazine and novel writer.
This story has every element of
unforgetable entertainment, dra
ma, romance, action, suspense
that makes it so thrillingly differ
ent from anything The Statesman
Octavus Roy Cohen was born iu
Charleston, S. C, in 1891. of a
family noted for several genera
tions for its lawyers, writers and
newspaper editors. 1 Me studied
civil engineering at college and
pursued that profession for a short
time. Afterwards he worked on
newspapers in Birmingham, Ala
Charleston, S. C, and In Bayonne,
Mr. Cohen returned home to
study law In his father's office,
and in 1913 was admitted to the
bar of South Carolina, He prac
ticed law until his marriage to
Hiss Inex Lopes In 19 IU then he
oegan to devote bis time exclu
sively to writing.
In 1918, he sold to The Satur
day Evening Post, the first of a
jerres of negro short stories which
series has been running in that
magazine up to the present time,
a rather lengthy record.
Mr. Cohen has published a
number- of books and lias dabbled
a trifle with plays. He has written
about 15 motion picture stories.
He is strongly interested in ath
letics, particularly boxing and
football. Incidentally, during the
war he made sixteen formal appli
cations for military service, in ev
ery .branch, all of which were
turned down because -of a bad
knee, a relic of his football: days.
Mr. Cohen has two offices built
as a sort of wing to his home In
Birmingham. He works regularly
on his stories; about three hours
in the, morning and about two
hours every night immediately af
ter dinner. His office Is severely
furnished with ' nothing "arty"
about it. He despises tempera
ment ana authors who nave it.
Mr.- Cohen ia 4c feet inches in
height and weighs 140 pounds. He
is rather inclined to be blonde. He
3ays his ambition is to be, some
day, a good author.
Readers of The Statesman will
injoy his story, "The Outer Gate"
,'or.it is the story of the love of
two beautiful women for a man
who spent three years In" prison
for a crime he did not commit and
jtumbled through the gate leading
:o the outer world with bitterness
ind hatred in his heart.
FUlOPS TO HAVE STORE
D'Arcy Building Ground Floor Be-
innjr Remodeled For Them
Remodeling of the ground
floor of the D'Arcy building at 465
State street, the former location of
the Piggly Wlggly store. Is being
started in preparation for occu
pancy by"Fulop Brothers clothing
store. The remodelling will cost
approximately $3700, and is in
charge of M. Greenberg.
A new front is to be built, the
walls are to be retinted and the
interior remodeled and refur
nished to provide an ' attractive
sales room. - ?
Fulop Brothers now operate a
similar store on Washington street
in Portland. '.
COLUMBIA HIGHWAY OPEN
East of The Dalles; North Bank
Used for Through Trips ,
Members of the state highway
commission Friday received a long
distance telephone call from Roy
Klein, state highway engineer
that the Columbia River highway
is open to travel east of The:
By routing traffic over the
North Bank highway, travel to
The Dalles and eastern Oregon"!
points Is now, open, members-of
the commission said.
BABE'S DEATH AVERTED!
SSOOO Worth of -Oxygen Ceed to
Keep miani aut .
I " ctitPlfin Jn " 13. fAP).
entihd back - from - death 44
riours of efforts ; by city firemen
who used nearly 13000 wortn oi
oxygen. Baby Georgo Smith, 13
days old. was so nearly normal In
condition today that ne was awe
to cry vigorously. ' ., -
Dr. I. A. AM. noted specialist,
directed that application of the ox
ygen and stimulants be discontin
ued. . - -
POLICE'S VICTIM DEAD
Second Striker Passes Following
Wound In Mine War
... a nrntntrnl -' IaIm Ttn .: 1 -
( AP) The deatn ton m yesier
day'a clash between atate police
and striking miners was raised to
two today when SallsMno Marti
net. 20, died - in hospital here
from a bullet wound.- Kiemett
Chaves, another striker wis killed
yesterday. . '
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IF PIPE READY
, -. .1
GAINES PLANS FINISHED
Bids lo be Opened at Monday
Night Meeting of Council;
Cost of First Line Estimat
ed at 933,713
If the .successful bidder on
drain pipe Monday night can make
immediate delivery of properly
dried pipe, and If weather condi
tions continue favorable, work on
the Gaines street storm drain line
may 1 get under way some time
next week. City Engineer Rogers
Efforts to secure enough pipe
from the Oregon Gravel company
to start work immediately failed
when it was found that the grav
el company had only about 75 feet.
not enough to; consider. It was
planned to have the gravel com
pany furnish the pipe, subject to
the lowest bid ' made at the coun
.Will Employ Many
Between 30 and 60. men will be
employed -on the work when it
gets under way.
Bids on 4040 feet of 30 inch
sewer pipe and corresponding
joints and elbows were, to have
opened at the I last council meet
ing, but only one bid was submit
ted so the councilmen voted to
postpone awarding the contract.
It is understood that several bids
will be submitted next Monday
night. - 1
. , Plans Completed
'Working plans for the Gaines
street project, first of the , new
storm " drain ahd sewer program.
were f Hed"5 with the-eltyvf ecorder
by the engineers. Cupper.-gimp-son,
and Cooper yesterday.
1 1 Cost of the line is estimated at
$33,716, tabulated as follows:
(CoBtinud on pag 5.)
SEEK BOUNDARY CHANGE
Line Between Woodburn and Hob-
". bard Districts at Issue
An effort will be made on Feb
ruary 3 to convince the Marion
county district boundary board
that the boundary line between
Woodburn and Hubbard school
districts should be moved so as
to bring some $10,000 worth of
property, within the Woodburn
Two petitions, one from each
district and each signed by five
persons, were filed with the coun
ty superintendent of schools yes
terday. . i
Hearing for the case has beer.
set at 1 p. m. on February 3.
STILL' AT LARGE
MURDERER OF - FIVE YEAR
OLD GIRL GOES FREE
Suspects Taken by Police Released
After. Thorough) laveatigatloa
FLINT, Mich., Jan. 13. (APJ
With the slayer of five year old
Dorothy Schneider, still at large,
the search for her assailant to
night spread like' a network over
Michigan and border states. The
unidentified man who kidnaped
the child drove- her to a lonely
spot, killed her and mutilated the
body was nought by the entire law
enforcement body of the state, as
sisted by citizens posses.
The reaction of citizens of
Mount Morris, near here, scene of
the crime, tonight was that of fear
that the man still is in the neigh
borhood. Children were closely
guarded on orders of Chief of Po-
llve Scavarda, In charge of the In
A number of suspects were tak
en Into custody today but in most
Instances were released after
A report that a man who cor
responded to the description given
of the murderer baa been seen
sent every available man scurfy
Ing to a wooded city park on the
outskirts of- Flint. A long line of
officers and ! volunteers combed
the woods without result.
State police arrested a suspect
near Tawas City. He was "rushed
to Bay City. : There his identity
could not be' established. Al
though he was held, Flint offi
cers believed he was not the man.
Another report came from Mar
lette. A man who acted queerly
and who tallied in some details
with the description, drove into
an oil station there. He had not
A man was arrested when found
driving a ear answering the de
scription of the one used by the
slayer. It contained blood stains.
Investigation revealed he was a
farmer who had hauled home a
KILLED BY SWEETHEART
2d Year Old Divorcee Found Dead
In Apartment, Portland
PORTLAND, Jan. IS. (An
Locked in her apartment with her
slayer. Mrs. Alma Matthews, 26,
divorcee and mother of three chil
dren, was shot and killed today by
a former sweetheart. Joe Levis,
44, a logger.
The contents of the magazine of
an automatic pistol, save one bul
let, were poured Into the woman's
body. After the shooting, Levis
ran from the building, leaped In
to hie automobile and drove to po
lice headquarters where he slid
his pistol over the counter, say
ing: "I've Just shot a woman."
Tonight in his cell, Levis had
only one statement to queries. This
he repeated over and over. "I
want to die and I want to die
quick. If she Is dead, I want to
die; if ehe lives I want to die.
Hang me do it quick."
The pair had quarreled fre
quently, neighbors of the woman
Mrs. Matthews' children are
living with relatives near Mau-
pin, Oregon. ' "
THE TORPEDOES GO AHEAD!
"7 - -
MOST OF PROHI
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
,' MAKES LARGE INROAD
Three Quarters of Dry Officers Do
Not Come Up to Standards
By Written Tests
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (AP)
The path cut in the ranks of pro
hibition agents by the civil service
commission became more apparent
today with the announcement that
1500 of the 2.000 men on the
government payroll had "flunked"
in the recent examinations and
were apt! to lose their jobs.
More specific than In the past
as. to the extent of the havoc
wrought ;by civil service require
ments. Prohibition Commissioner
Doran disclosed that 75 per cent of
the federal agents, inspectors and
supervisors had failed to qualify
on the written tests. It something
is not 'done to give the flunkers
another chance, he said, the gov
ernment's! enforcement machine
will be in a bad way.
Doran,; who previously had re
vealed that many of his men. In
cluding some he regards most
highly, had failed to come up to
civil service requirements, reite
rated that he was making every
effort to give those who had failed
a chancej He again sharply criti
cized the form " of the examina
tions, declaring jthat he would
have been unable' to answer some
of the questions himself.
Pending word from the civil ser
vice commission1 whether it would
re-examine the Hunkers. Doran
took steps to prevent their dis
charge from the service by tele
graphing; all prohibition adminis
trators to mak no permanent ap
pointments for the present. He
then wept Into, conference with
members of the civil service com
mission to appeal in person for p
re-examination for all of his men
A clean sweep of the prohibition
force in Carolina territory would
result from the civil service com
mission examinations. Doran ex
plained for of 30 agents now sta
tioned there' only one passed the
examinations and he was not ra
ted by. bis superiors vas .being a
" "(dontinoed on pC 5.)
HILLMAN HEADS FORUM
V. M. C A. Used By Over 1000
As Program in Full Swing
More thafi J. 000 people made
use of the Y. aI. C. A. last-night
in one form or another.
A lobby program, three basket
ball games in the gymnasium, a
swimming party in the pool, and
a meeting of the Y forum were
events which attracted the Y pa
trons. The lobby program was In
charge of Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Pyles.
Otto Hilltnan was elected pres
ident of i the Y forum to succeed
W. E. Hanson. fC. A. Kells was el
Tonight, there will be meetings
of the Salem nature study dub.
and the newly organized citizen
ship class taught by W. E. Han
KJ H ti ( -
OF I. GATHER
Col. Lindbergh Meets Costes
and Lebrix, 2 Daring
Municipal Council of Panama City
Receives International Trio
In Solemn Session; Throngs
PANAMA CITY. Jan. 13. (AP)
Three flying stars of the air
met here today before a crowd of
20,000 that cheered without re
straint, as the fliers, Lindbergh.
Costes and Lebrix shook hands on
the balcony of the municipal build
ing. The airmen waved and smiled
to those below, and Lindbergh
seemed more pleased than at any
time since his arrival here.
It had been expected that this
meeting would take place at Cam
po Lindbergh on the arrival of
the adventurous Frenchmen, who
had flown from Guayaquil, Ecua
dor, nearly 800 miles, speeding
their plane for the purpose of this
very foregathering. They reached
Campo Lindbergh in advance of
the unofficial good will ambassa
Jor of the United States and were
j'n their way to Panama C'itj
when Colonel Lindbergh came
soaring over the field from Col
He came down but did not get
out of his machine, taking the air
again almost immediately and
flying to Albrook field, where he
landed, and was driven to the
municipal building, thus escaping
the crowd at the field.
The French aviators were fooled
by Lindbergh's ruse. They were
leaving the flying field in a cat
with Foreign MlnigteriAlfaro when
they saw a plane 'convhrgdown.
3o they halted, expecting to meet
America's youthful flier, and were
disappointed when they learned
that it was occupied by two army
officers. Then they proceeded tc
the city. But the crowd remained
for a long time, to see the bird
man who holds first place in their
hearta. When he landed, he look
ed the situation over, and after re
maining on the ground about
three minutes, went up in the air
When Costes and Lebrix had
been received in solemn session by
the municipal council. Colonel
(Continued on page 5.)
PAROLE BOARD CAREFUL
Hoss Denies Prisoners Released
Before Minimum Term up
Hal Hoss, chairman of the state
parole board, Friday branded as
false charges made by certain
members of the Oregon district at
torneys' association that the board
had been lax in the consideration
of applications for paroles for
convicts in the state penitentiary.
Mr. Hoss said that all applica
tions for parole were considered
carefully, and that few, if any con
victs, have been released prior tp
serving their minimum terms. The
law provides that convicts are sub
ject to parole after they have ser
ved their minimum sentence.
Mr: Hoss also said that the
sheriffs and district attorneys have
been advised of applications for
paroles pending before 'the state
board. It was made plain by Mr.
Hoss that his statement was a de
fense of the present parole board.
and was not made in connection
with the activities . of , p a r o 1 e
boards serving priOT to the Patter
The district' attorneys associa
tion recent! adopted a resolu
tion .urging abolishment of the
state parole board. C -
FOUND DEAD IN HER BED
Chicago" Police Search " Haunts of
- .Alcohol Peddlers.-" ?
CHICAGO. Jan. 13. (AP)--
Police turned to r the hannts of
Alky peddlers today to solve the
murder of a woman known , a
Mrs. Betty Chambers. - - :. :f ;
A maid . found . her ? body late
yesterday in the Chambers apart
ment, resting , beneath - a silken
coverlet and supported by brightly
colored blood-atained pillows. She
was clad only in pajamas.
Death could have come to the
28 year old woman by any one or
all ot three ways. ; Adhesive tape
nau oeen wouna arouna ner neaa,
covering -month and - nose,.' She
had been struck with a blunt In
strument, evidenced from the scar
n the back of her neck.-. A tlght-
drawn electric light cord - was
aslened about her neck.
Police pressed an intensive
tearch for two men, "petty gang
eters,?jthey called them. -
MATE YET ALOFT
FOOD AND COFFEE RUINED;
TWO STILL FLYING
Sickness ami Unfavorable Weather
Fail to' Stop Pair Trying
ROOSEVELT KIKM.n V V tan
! 13. AP) At midnight Clareuce
D. Chamberlain and Roger Q. Wil
liams still were circling the Long
Island flying fields in their at
tempt to establish a new flight en
durance record. Shortly before
that hour they signalled that "ev
erything is going well."
ROOSEVELT FIELD, N. Y..
Jan. 13. (AP). Clarence Cham
berlin, trans-Atlantic flier and Ro
ger Q. Williams, late today were
uattling against hunger, cold, leak
ing fuel tanks, sickness and un
favorable weather in their deter
mination to establish a new
world's record for duration flying.
Their struggle to wrest the pres
ent record of 52 hours 22 minutes
and 31 seconds from Germany en
tailed remaining aloft until at
least one hour after 2:34 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon. They left
the ground here at 10:12 a. in..
It was explained that in order to
establish au official record the
National Aeronautic association
rules require the fliers to better
the previous record by one hour.
From the moment of their take
off the luck that attended Cham
berlin's flight to Germany desert
ed them, Chamberlin revealed in
i pencil written "tale of woe"
i ropped .from the plane today
They discovered an oil leak short
y after commencing their gruel
ing grind in the. air above Long
eland flying fields.
During the night a gasoline tank
xlso sprung a leak and the poison
jus Ethyl gasoline ruined most of
heir supply of food. The coffee
n their vacuum bottles was so
'terrible" that it made them sick.
Left with a diminished food
supply but with plenty of drinking
water, the aviators' troubles were
increased by the breaking of their
exhaust heater which they hfad re
lied upon to keep their cabin
warm. But there was no- hint of
giving up the attempt in messages
rrom.tbem today.,, ; s
Their cockpit windows and fuse
lag- of the- plane waf . spattered
with oil and the dials on their fly
mg instruments were causing
trouble, but Chamberlin wrote
the fliers would see A. R. Martine,
their backer. "In 30 or 35 hours
unless delayed by detours or we
iel too hungry."
MT.ANGEL STORE LOOTED
Burglar- May Be Sartorial Mon
arch; Takes 28 Suits
The store of Klinger and Bau
man at Mt. Angel was broken Into
ind robbed., sometime Thursday
night, according to reports receiv
ed by the county sheriff's office
at Salem yesterday.
Loss, which has been e s t i-
mated at more than $1000, in
cluded the following articles: 28
men's suits, one man's overcoat,
one lady's coat, 20 men's ties, 30
ladies' gloves, and one man's hat
and 110 yards of silk.
Entrance to the store was effec
ted by breaking a back window.
BANDIT GETS N&R $500
S423 In Cash and 855 Watcb
Taken By Robber At Portland
PORTLAND. Jan. 13. (AP)
Robert Levoff, clerk In the Miller
and company jewelry store here
was compelled at the muzzle of a
pistol today to hand $425 and a
$55 watch to a robber.
The thief, described as being 30
to 35 years old. weighing about
180 pounds, dressed in dark
clothes and with several days
growth of beard; entered the store
while it was occupied only by the
clerk and said he wished to pur
chase a watch.
This was soon followed by a
command that the safe be opened.
Levoff. alone and facing the
bandit's pistol, complied.
The man escaped after the hold
up, -p. i
Slayer- of Couple at Sing Sing
. Breaks Down After Deed ,
NEW YORK. Jan. 13, CAP).
--Robert ' Elliott, executioner at
Sing Sing prison, took to his bed
today with. a nervons .breakdown.
Dr. Morton Hertz.-- his Physician.
said : he had been "pretty badly
shken7,.by - thai task of. sending
Ruth Snyder and Henry Judd Gray
lo their deaths last night. .The
idea of executing a woman. , he
said, had preyed on tbe execution
er mind. . ; p . , : -
Supply Stock at ' ; .
$25 a Share
p A' mistake was made fa tbe
page advertisement of yester
day morning, when the stock
being offered by the Willam
ette Auto Supply Co.' was given
at $2 60 a share, s- It Is 1 2 5 a
share. . P-pprp ii&p,;-vj;;.. y
TO LEAVE 0. 5.
Train Carrying President
and Party Speeds id
Key West, Florida .
Lit Includes Many Prominent--
orriHals Who Will Participate
In 6th Annual PansAineri
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. (AP
Carrying a message of friendly
feeling to the nations of the west
ern hemisphere. President Cool
!dge was traveling southward to
night toward Key West. There h
will embark for Havana. Cuba, t ;
jpeak Monday before the sixth an
nual Pan-American congress.
Mr. Coolidge is making not oclj
bis first trip into southern state
lince he became president, but al
so his first to a foreign land, add
ing himself to the list of three
predecessors who left the coun
try while in the White House.
With the president and Mr.
Coolidge as t be y Journeyed .
through Virginia into the Caro!W
nas toward Georgia and Florida,
was a party of well known Amer
icans including Secretaries Kel
logg and Wilbur and Charles Ev
ans Hughes, all of them accom
panied by their wives. Hughes
heads the American delegation to
the congress, several other mem
bers of which are traveling to Cu
ba with the president.
The long special train with S
passengers aboard left Washing
ton at 2 p. m. At -Jacksonville- .
where an operating stop will be-,
made tomorrow morning, Secre-
tary Davis of the labor depart-,
aient, who has business ia Florida,
.vtll leave the - train. 4 r.At M ia jn it,
Mr. Coolidge will detrain for ua .. ,
hour's tour ' of the city late to- -norrow.
The president's special was as
isual the last word In safety and
omfort. The last car an ob
ervation coach was for Mr. and
Mrs. Coolidge. Thero were two
lining cars, necessary to accom
modate the large party. Two mo
tion picture machines were taken
llong to help wtrTfe away fhe time .
y the showing of latest feature.
The schedule calls for the presi
Jent's arrival iu Key West tomor
row night. Hhere the special will
:e shunted to a quiet area and on
Sunday morning after breakfast
Mr. Coolidge and his party will
board tenders and will be taken
3ut to the battleship Texas for the
crossing to Havana. Inasmuch as
the Texas cannot come into the
harbor at Key West, the plan is to
take the party to Havana on the
-ruiser Memphis which can dock
In case the ocean is too rough to
permit an easy transfer to the
PUBLIC SAFETY ;
REFORMATIOX OF CRIMINAL.
Seattle District Attorney Declares)
Society's Protection Most
PORTLAND, Jan. 13-(AP) -Greater
effort should be made for '
the protection of society than in.
the reformation , of the criminal. P
was the view, expressed today , by
Edwin P. Colvin of Seattle, prose
cuting attorney of King county.
Wash., in 'addressing the joint as
sembly of Oregon sheriffs and dis
trict attorneys in session here.
Colvin visited jthe joint meeting -when
discussions had reached a
peak on proposals for amending -laws
to make punishment of crim
inals more drastic. . - j t
Laws providing - for, suspended
sentences should be abolished. Col
vin urged." and if enforcement, of .
criminal law was as dtstia in this
oenntry as- In Canada .the United
States would not . be termed the
most . "lawless", nation .!n . ibe
world.?- the. speaker, said he be
.The sheriffs and district alter .
neys were engaged today 'in . die-P
cussing ' plans for more stringent'
lawn leading to greater results in
uppressing of crime. -.
Luke S. May of Seattle." north
west criminologist urged that pab
1U. sentiment be aroused in. favor '
j of., the habitual p; criminal p act
which he said had caused a redac
tion In the number of holdups and
robberies in' New .York.-:."Ppi : -
The sheriffs went on record
favor of -amending law when by .
it should Jbe mandatory . for h the
sheriffs to - fingerprint criminals,
Thia Is optional at present. P,
Tbe'propesal carried wth It that
of establishing ' centralfted bu
reau ia Portland. J p i -
- This was endorsed br Way ana