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THE OREGON STATESMAN," SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1928
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I February 3, 1928
l men snail tne King say unto them on his right hand, come, ye
jb-'ewed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from
tAe foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave
me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger,
and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothefl me: I was sick, and ye
visited me: I was in prisfn, and ye came unto me. Matthew 25:34
LINCOLN ON WASHINGTON
: This is the 110th anniversary of the birthday of Wash
ington. We are met to celebrate this dav. Washington is
the mightiest name on earth long since mightiest in the
cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation.
On that name an eulogy is expected. It cannot be. To ad
brightness to the sun or glory to the name of Washington
is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awi
fronounce the name and in its naked, deathless splendor
leave it shining on."
:v Thus spoke young Abraham Lincoln at Springfield, Ills.,
on February 22, 1842.
This tribute was buried in the files of a newspaper, the
Sangamon Journal, published at Springfield, for 78 years,
till it was found in the library of congress by Lucien Hugh
Alexander, who then (Feb. 21, 1920), gave it to the Asso
ciated Press. Alexander was a student of the life of Lin-
j coin,' and he came upon the speech while doing research work.
The tribute deserves to be quoted on every occasion of the
Celebration of the birthday of George Washington.
MORE THAN THAT AND MORE THAN THAT
clear the Paulding and the coast
guard ressel's failure to sight and
recognize the submersible and
The late Lieutenant Commander
R. K. Jones commanded the sub
marine when she cut across the
bow of the Paulding off Province
town, Mass.. Dec. 17, as she was
emerging from a standardization
trial. Lieutenant Commander John
H. Bayles was In command of the
"Serious blame was incurred by
them" the court sail In fixing the
With reference to Rear Admiral
Brumby, the court included the
following paragraph in Its find
ings: Rear Admiral Frank H. Brum
by, USX, has been in command of
the control force, including all
submarines In the Atlantic, s'ince
August 1, 1927 and was In com
mand of the forces employed in
rescue operations on the S-4 from
December 18. 127, until such op
erations were discontinued. Rear
Admiral Frank H. Brumby's tes
tlmony before this court showed
that he had not the familiarity
with tlve essential details of con
uructton of submarines and the
knowledge of rescue vessels, and
he knowledge of the actual work
being carried on by his subordin
ates necessary to direct intelligent
iy tne important operations of
which he was in charge. While the
plans he approved, conceived by
in expert staff of which Captain
4;ng was the senior, were logical
intelligent and were diligently ex
ecuted with good judgment and
ni greatest possible expedition
yet Rear Admiral Brumby failed
o contribute that superior and in-
elllgent guidance, force and sound
judgment expected from an officer
of his length of service, experience
ind position, The court therefore
.econimends that Rear Admiral
Frank H. Brumby. USN. be detach
ed from the command of the con
The OUTER GATE
By OCTAVUS ROY COHEN
CUT-XT, PUSS AM, Xa.
IK IT TRIAL
Col. Carle Abrams, secretary of the state board of control,
tells the members of the Eugene Kiwanis club that in 1927
the penitentiary flax plant sold approximately $170,000
worth of flax fiber, and could have made additional sales
of at least $100,000 if it had had the flax.
But that is only a part of the story. The demand for this
additional $100,000 worth of Oregon flax came largely from
Europe. Selling Oregon flax to Europe is equivalent to
selling Oregon" automobiles to Detroit.
The activities of the penitentiary flax plant will probably
result in bringing to Oregon a great new payroll industry
and another profitable crop for the farmer. But that is not
alL It is furnishing employment for prisoners.
That, in itself, is well worth while. ' When society crowds
hundreds of convicted criminals together ii idleness, it is
itself committing a crime. Men who are kept in confine
ment, as a punishment, should also be kept at work.
Widow of Slain Druggist
Points Accusing Finger
Nor is that all, the Eugene Register might have added.
It is bringing the institution to the point of self support,
which it will reach in time soon if the funds are forthcom
ing to handle the crop of 8000 acres olMtex. Later, if the
industry must of itself eajrn its own way tohat point. And
a big sum will be required to handle that acreage, in money
for the farmers for the flax and in funds to provide the
additional labor and equipment
And more than that. It is reformative. Productive labor
is reformative. And, in Oregon, prison confinement must
be reformative in order to obey the mandate of our funda
mental law. It is in our Constitution
t And more than that. It provides means of support foi
dependents on the outside; the innocent victims of crime,
who are the most deserving of pity and help.
The more than that recital might go on column after column.
; Through the appointment of William R. Green, chairman
of the ways and means committee, to a federal judicial posi
tion, Congressman Hawley, ranking member, is to become
the chairman. Our fellow townsman thus finally takes his
place as ihe presiding member of the most powerful com
mittee of cpngress. He will not work harder than he has:
been obliged to work as the ranking member. But he will
have more honor and power and influence. All of which i
coming U him both by the rules of priority due to long serv
ice and by the right of ability and fitness. The dispatches
speak of him as one of the best qualified men in congress for
the place he will now occupy. The fact is, he is. the best
qualified, both by native ability and training; not excepting
Washington was the father of his country, and he was
more than this. He was the father of the movement for civil
liberty that will in good time give that liberty to all the
; peoples of the world.
Naval Court of Inquiry
Fixes Blame in S-4 Case
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21.
iAP) A close relative of a kill
er's victim today, for the second
rime in two weeks, pointed an ac
fusing finger at William E. Hick
man in a murder trial courtroom
This time It was Mrs. C. Ivy
Toms, widow of the slain Rosehill
iruggist who Identified Hickman.
Already under sentence of death,
ind his boy crime companion.
Wolby Hunt, as the pair whlcl;
held up Toms' drug store a year
igo Christmas eve. and shot him
Hickman appeared not In the
least perturbed as the widow, her
ayes filled with tears and her
voice shaking with emotion, testi
fied In low tones. Only week be
fore last the youth had faced
Perry M. Parker, father of the
slain school girl Marian, In thf
tame courtroom and heard him-
ielf branded as the killer. He has
been sentenced to die on the gal
lows next April 27 for that killing
Today Hickman, almost Indif
ferently, glanced about and smiled
occasionally as Mrs. Toms testi
fied. With Hunt, however It war
different. The boy, just past 17.
was undergoing his first ordeal ol
the kind and he kept his head
bowed. His eyes apparently were
riveted on the floor. Not for a
moment did he lift them to meet
the gaxe of the witness.
Victor Page, a customer of the
drug store and present during the
fatal shooting of Toms, further
identified Hickman and Hunt In
the courtroom as the two robbers.
Bits For Breakfast
', WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (AP)
Responsibility for the collision
of the submarine S-4 and the
coast guard destroyer Paulding
"was placed Jointly on the com
tnanders of the two vessels by the
aarr court of Inquiry.
. Id its findings, the court rec
ommended the detachment of Rear
Admiral Frank H. Brumby, who
was in charge of the salvage oper
ations over the sunken submarine,
from the command of thexontrol
force, which Includes submarines
in the Atlantic fleet. Brumby fan
ed. the court held, to "contribute
that superior and intelligent guid
ance; force and sound Judgment
expected from an officer of ' his
length of service, : experience and
position," in the rescue work.
. Devoting; much of its report to
a review of tne erzoru to rescue
the crew of the S-4 and to raise
the submersible which have iteea
ts subject of criticism from -one
"no known devices or equipment
not employed in the rescue opera
tions, either in the navy or owned
by commercial organizations, could
have saved the lives of those on
board the S-4."
"The nary department assembl
ed at Provlncetown in the shortest
time possible all officers and men
in -the navy best qualified in deep
sea rescue and salvage operations"
the court reported, adding that the
operations to rescue the S-4's crew
were "logical, sound and the most
promising of early success.
'Everything was done to save
the lives of those on board the S-4
that could have been done under
the weather conditions that exist-
edTlt was added "but rescue. un
der those conditions was beyond
The collision, which resulted in
the death of 40 officers and men
aboard the 8-4 in the court's opin
ion was caused by the submarine's
iu-rlers,- ue court declared" thatTallute to take ';proper action to
How about this
The proposed county
V V S
The county court made an or
der assessing 10 per cent of filing
fees In suits and actions, to create
a iuna to Duy dooks ior a counij
reference law library. This was In
response to the unanimous request
of the bar association.
Now, some criticism having aris
en, the court rescinds tne oraer
and makes return by county war
rants of the $39.85 collected in
the two weeks the order stood. It
would take about $2000 to buy
the books needed.
The reference county law library
is not sorely needed by the young
lawyers or students, or even the
old lawyers; but it is needed by
the judges; the circuit and county
It costs a lot of money to run
the courts. It costs about $100 a
day to conduct a jury trial. The
general taxpayers have to stand
this expense. The litigants put up
only a few dollars for filing fees.
If a Judge makes a wrong ruling
on account of the absence of a
reference library, there may be a
second trial in any particular case,
costing the taxpayers hundreds of
In the light of these facts, a
county reference law library would
be a great economy. And it would
be provided at the slight expense
of litigants, and not by the tax
payers.' The cost to the litigants
would not be great. It would be
only, slight, from 50 cents up to
$1 or more, for the litigants. This
would not last long, till the mon
ey was provided for the necessary
reference books. A year or two.
CARMODY drew an alluring
picture. And such an exqui
site revenge a punishment
identical with his. The most glor
ious part of it- was that Borden
was innocent. Just as he bad
been Innocent. He essayed a pal
"How am I to get into the
carmody tossed nira a paper
"There's the combination."
"Of Borden's safe?"
"How did you get it?"
"That is the combination. Ton
needn't worry about how I got it
It may Interest you, though, to
know that I've had it for some
time. There's very little about
Borden I dou't know. And now
Bob hesitated. "If I do this '
"Yes. I have been in prison
once. It isn't human not to be
afraid of it."
Carmody laughed lightly. "Do
you suppose for a minute I have
n't thought of that? I will tell
you Just what to do. They'll nev-
jr suspect you. But even if they
do, they'll never be able to prove
it. You'll be safe, even if they
should know you were guilty. It
it one thing to know a person has
committed a crime and quite an
other thing to prove it. Surely
you have been in this office long
enough to understand that.
"You guarantee my safety?'
"Ou my word of honor!"
Bob Terry looked In Carmody's
eyes. His trust was pathetic. The
ntan had hypnotised him. He was
no longer able to think for hlmq
"I believe I'll do It." he said
Carmody's fists clenched.
"If your conscience troubles
"I have no conscience!'
mapped Terry. "I left it all in
the penitentiary. Tell me what
On Monday morning the tele
phone rang In Kathleen Shannon'.6
boarding house. The portly
noon-faced landlady stood at the
foot of the steps and shrilled for
Kathleen descended to the first
floor. There were little lines of
deep worry at the corners of her
yes, but her step was quick. Per
haps it was Bob. She spoke soft
ly into the transmitter.
A clear, cool voice a woman'e
voice came back to her.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 21 i AP)
Protection of union workmen from
oppressive Injunction processe of
federal courts-was urged today
before a senate Judiciary sub-com
mittee by A. J. Crosscheck, for
mer governor of Michigan, who
waa counsel for the workers in the
recent Indianapolis street-railway
strike injunction "proceaIags:," ;
"Yes Kathleen experienced
momentary depression. Then
sheer surprise caused her figure
"This is Lois Borden."
A brief silence.
"Yes, Miss Borden?"
"Have you an engagement for
"I thought on account of ii
being a holiday I wonder if I
might see you for a few minutes?
It is quite important."
"Good. Suppose I jump In the
?ar and come down there imme
"I'll wait." - ss
Kathleen felt a queer exhilara
tion as she moved upstairs to her
room. Lois Borden coming to see
her. She groped for an explana
tion and the figure of Bob Terry
swayed before her mind's eye.
She believed she had detected an
undercurrent of worry in Lois'
voice. Could It be
Lois arrived less than a half
hour later. She was met at the
ioor by Kathleen, and the two
girls went to the latter's room.
There, without formality. Lois
seated herself and came straight
o the point.
"I must ask you a question.
Miss Shannon; one that I feel is
of interest to both of us." She
leaned forward. "When did you
last see Bob?"
namieen raised startled eyes.
"Saturday afternoon. Why?"
"Not since then?"
"Has that seemed peculiar to
you: that you should not see him
in all that time?"
'Yes. Tell me why you ask
to you this way if I hadn't been
very much worried." She crump
led a filmy handkerchief, but
spoke bravely. "Bob remained
home Saturday evening. Father
was at the office, but came in late
He was working. A few minutes
later the telephone rang a man
calling Bob. He immediately took
nis nat and left said It was
something Important. Pardon me
for be 'is personal but I an
swere.1 ' - phone originally, and
I kne' it the call was from
neither nor your uncle.
"No. didn't 'phone.
"He went out and I don't know
when he returned. But yesterday
morning, I saw him for only
moment. He did not seem to be
himself. There were dark rings
under his eyes and something in
his manner which I couldn't un
derstand and didn't like. He
looked more as be did when he
first came out of prison. Last
night he came in very late. I had
made an excuse to stay down
stairs. He tried to Walk past me
without saying anything, -but
stopped him. He had nothing to
say. I asked him if he was well
and he said Yes. But his manner
waa gruff rude almost. Miss
Shannon there Is something
wrong, something very terribly
wrong with Bob."
The girls did not spar with each
"I haven't seen him at all. Mlsf
Borden. I had the idea that he
has been avoiding me. I have
been worried, too. And afraid
though God knows why. I know
even less than you do?"
"You believe something U
"Yes. I have no specific reason
for thinking so. But I can't help
believing it isn't natural for Bob
not to see me for this length of
"I think that's why I've wor
ried. He has been with Uncle
Todd constantly. That is. I'm
pretty sure he has. I asked Uncle
Todd and got no answer. He
doesn't dissemble very well, you
know, and It was patent that they
have been discussing something
hlch they don't want me to
know. Uncle Todd has been se
cretive and embarrassed. He
didn't deny being with Bob, but
he told me not to worry and that
was witnout any nint tnat l was
orrylng. It told me plainly that
mere was sometmng to worry
"God knows, Miss Borden. And
it comes just when I thought
hings .were going so well. I'm
Why?" I'm frightened too,
but I cannot understand my own
"eelings. It is so good to have
you to talk to to understand me.
You you think that perhaps
"Yes." Kathleen met the other's
yes levelly. "We mustn't for
get, Miss Borden, that Bob Terry
does not think as other men do
For three years he lived in the
penitentiary. I'm terribly afraid
that be has done something "
Oh! It is rotten of me tr
think that, but I can't help It. I
wouldn't blame him if he did. But
I'd be sorry"
Lois rose impulsively and
dropped her hand on the other's
"Why?" she asked simply.
Kathleen looked up with eye?
which were misted.
"Don't you know. Hasn't Bob
"What?" Her voice was little
more than a whisper.
"Bob and I are engaged!"
For an instant Lois closed her
eyes. The room swam she felt
dizzy. .Then she smiled gamely.
"I thought you were. I am so
glad. Miss Shannon so -very
glad, for Bob's -sake and for
And then she did a very queer
thing. She seated herself sud
denly because it seemed that her
knee-, would not support her. And
despite her heroic efforts, the
tears streamed down her cheeks.
Kathleen sat on the arm of her
chair. She pressed her face
against Lois' slender shoulder
and Kathleen, too, was crying.
"Oh! Lois," she said. "I'm sor
ry so sorry about this. And
don t know about Bob. Or about
myself or you. But right now
wrong and we've cot to pull to
gether." But Lois did not answer. For
once she was merely a woman
deeply in love, keenly hurt, utter
And there, in the clean, simple
room, two women, who frankly
and unashamedly loved the same
man, clung to each other.
(To be Continued.)
THE MORNING ARGUMENT
BY Itobawt Qmilleaa
Makes PrunJu Shipment To
London; Business Out
look for 1928 Good
A considerable, number of peo
ple of Salem and vicinity, who are
stockholders of the Major Fruit
Products company, will be pleased
to learn of the progress of that
concern. Its office and factory
are at present at 703 Jefferson
street. Vancouver. Wash., but it is
hoped to have them finally in Sa
lem. The company makes these
prune products: PrunPort,
FrunAIe PrunKre3t. PrunPulp
PrunJu, and PrunO-Marmalade.
Order From London
The company on last Friday re
ceived a. cable from Henderson &
Turnbull, Ltd.. of London. Eng
land, for a sample fifty gallon
barrel of PrunJu. PrunJu is the
concentrated Juice of dried prunes
without sugar. It is believed this
is the entering wedge to a large
market for Italian prunes abroad
This shipment left on the steam
ship Montgomeryshire for London
on Saturday, February 18, the day
following receipt of the order.
Inquiries from all parts of the
United States for their products
are coming in constantly. They
have already received orders from
California for both PrunJu and
PrunPort fountain syrup. They
anticipate a considerable volume
of business on their entire line of
prune products for the year 1928
By Claade Callaa
"I reckon one reason why a
woman likes to kiss a child on the
"Betty got to mockin' Ma'i sU-
Narrow Road Disapproved;
One Near Hubbard Gets OK
oacx or tne necK 13 because tnatsjter yesterday an' it wasn't funnv
the only place that's cleanjto Ma like it Is m-hen mhm mo k
enough." mY people."
(Copyrlfht. 19ZS. rtMlrtfri SyndieaU.; I ; rP,.f&t. 128. Pu blither. Sradieata.)
through Sholl Acres into the Pacif
ic highway. It will be 3 0 feet in
The county court received a pe
tition from John Werner and oth
ers for a road 40 feet in width
nar west Woodburn. Action on
the petition is expected to be taken
by the court some time in April.
UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO
PAY TRIBUTE TODAY
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.
(AP) Decks cleared, congress
was ready tonight for the tradi
tional tribute to the father of his
country which will be the only
business before either house to
morrow. Again Washington's
farewell address will be read, just
to make sure, presumably, tha
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
(From columns or The Statesman,
Feb. 22, UMS.)
An epidemic of murders was
reported In the pres yesterday.
Shootings occurred In four cities.
It is announced that George
Moore, the novelist, who has been
a leader in reviving the ancient
language of Ireland, has gone
back to the use of English.
Willie Hayes, who eloped from
the Cbemawa Indian school, fell
under the wheels of a train on
which he was "bumming" and was
Governor Chamberlin vetoed a
bill providing for a summer nor
mal school at Newport.
no new member goes unadvised as POSTPONE ARRAIGNMENT
to what the first president had to
Road viewers yesterday submit
ted to the Marlon county court
reports disapproving one proposed
road in the county and approving
A road which had been asked
adjoining the extension of South
12th street at Salem, a short dis
tance outside the city limits, was
disapproved as not being of public
benefit and only half wide enough
for a county road that close to Sa-
'em. The road as petitioned for by
T. L. Davidson and others would 'lizing
I -l II J . .Wa
ast side of the road which ex-
ends ou south from 12th street.
t would have been but 30 feet
The road viewers returned are-
port in favor of a new county road
asked for by H. H. Uppendahl and
others in Road District No. 2, near
By way of preparation the
house lumbered along today with
general debate on the District of
Columbia appropriation bill
while the senate struck a two hour
snag on agreeing to the confer
ence report of the $272,000,000
Interior depatment . supply bill.
Once his was out of the way, it
went into the long defered Muscle
Shoals debate, revolving today
around the Norris resolution for
On the house side the naval
committee attacked for the first
time the task of trying to agree
on a building program after weeks
of open hearings while adminis
tration wheel horses began mobi-
support for the engineer
corps flood control plan endorsed
by President Coolidge. A counter
mobilization by Mississippi water
head representatives, including re
publicans and democrats, to op
pose the administration scheme
also got going. The day was en
livened by seemingly well found
ed reports that a new administra-
Hubbard. The road will pass tion proposal was in the making.
Thursday Set as Date for Charg'a
Aguinst Firm's Head
PORTLAND, Feb. 21 (AP
Arraignment of James P. Cooke,
Charles R. Goodwin and Howard
F. Philpott on charges preferred
by the county grand jury as th
result of the collapse of the Over
beck and Cooke brokerage bouse
was postponed today in the circuit
court and he three defendants
will no.t be required to appear for
arraignment until Thursday.
In the meanwhile, A. M. Can
non, referee In bankruptcy in the
federal court, has set March 10
as a date for a meeting of th4
creditors of the bankrupt com
pany to elect a permanent trustae
to carry on the settling of the af
fairs of the company.
SKI RACE WOX
LAKE PLACID. N. Y.. Feb. 21
(AP) Magnus Satre of Norway
today outdistanced a field of 27
of the best skiers of the United
States and Canada in the 10 miles
race here and annexed the east
ern cross country ski champion
"Certainly. You have a right we've got to keep our courage.
to Know, i wouldn't have come We've got to find out what is
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