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THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON. WEDNESDAY MORNING. APRIL 11.
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MIS ST LI
Oliver Crowther, Formerly
of Salem, After Wheeier
Catarad at th J'jt Of i e in Si'ta, Orefon, a -oad elm matter.
April II, 1&5M
When lie was set down on the judgment seal, hi wile sent unto
him, saying, have thou not hint; to do with that just niau; for I have
uttered many thing thin day in a dream becauie of Him. But the
chief priesta and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask
Uarabbas, and destroy Jesus. Matthew 27:l-:o.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
fl The Portland Telegram Said last night in the course of an
editorial article: "Th? fact is that Oregon is now being
if rediscovered. New people are coming to know it and its
I advantages. With new ideas, new capital, new confidence,
1 they are entering the state and everywhere throwing the
gears into high. Industrially, Oregon is today a frontier
! community. It is still possible to 'get in on the ground
J floor A lot of fortunate folk are doing it, and time will
trove how fortunately wise they are. Opportunity used to
be represented by a door, but in these days, opportunity is
up to date and exhibits one of those revolving contraptions
that only admits the man who keeps up wit the procession.
a In Oreeon. that revolving door is speeding up. We may have
I to revise that slogan from 'Let's go ahead, Oregon to 'Let's
ij keep up with Oregon "
! The Telegram is correct. Oregon is a frontier community
IS And this is true of Oregon agriculturally. Considering
$ the potential values of the land in the Willamette valley, we
ii lotirn lm Viannaot atoo in iViic rrttinflV
! the way of fruit and nuts and general crops and live stock
If In flax and walnuts and filberts and the bush fruits, and
II in celery and all the major garden crops
There is land in the Salem district that may be had at
Ij $50 to ?150 an acre, that may be made to produce $3000
f ; crops of celery to the acre annually.
We are not likely to get too many new people with capital
and vision; nor can we too strongly sell our own people
on the potential values of our lands.
PORTLAND MADE MISTAKE
It is evident to an outsider that Portland made a mistake
in voting down the proposed merger of the two electric
companies doing business in that city
Her people depriving themselves of lower rates that would
have saved them $400,000 a year.
With decreased overhead resulting from one operating
organization instead of two, it was explalnea thai the merger
would have enabled economies to be inaugurated justifying
the" promise of the $400,000 saving to the users of lights and
There are tremendous advantages in cheap power, and
cheap lights. Cities that are able to offer Tsuch advantages
have better chances for getting new industries than those
not able to hold out such inducements.
At this distance, it is hard to understand the psychology
of the majority of the people of Portland who voted down
the proposed merger.
The United States supreme court has rendered a decision
declaring hte flexible provisions of the present tariff law
constitutional. This is important. It is gratifying to the
rjgople of this country who are in favor of taking the tariff
question out of politics ; putting it on a business basis, where
it belongs. It ought never to have been a political question.
It was an accident that it became such. The flexible pro
visions of the tariff law provide for an investigation of costs
and other conditions upon petitions for changing the tariff
rates. Upon recommendation of the tariff commission, after
such an investigation, the president may by promulgation
raise of rower a rate as much as 50 per cent. Or he may
refuse to act, as he did in the case of the sugar schedules
That is not enough. But it is something. It is a step towards
jgetting the tariff on a business basis, and a scientific basis,
so that the rates may be changed a schedule or an item at
a time, and not disturb the whole business of the country,
It is not likely that we shall ever depart from this principle.
now that we have started in the right direction. We may
improve the practice of it, as we should.
K. K. Kubll of Portland, mem
ber of the atate legislature for
four terms and speaker of the
house of representatives In 1923,
yesterday filed with the secretary
of state his declaration of candi
dacy for the republican nomination
for state representative from Mult
Other filings received follow:
Wilber Henderson. Sll Guar
anty building. Portland, for the re
publican nomination for represen
tative In the legislature for the
18th representative district, com
prising Multnomah county.
Arden A. Reed, Brogan, for the
democratic nomination for repre
sentative in the legislature for the
17th representative district com
prising Malheur county.
E. V. Hoover, Roseburg, for
election as a delegate to the re
publican naUonal convention from
the state at large.
Robert Tucker. 395 East 16tb
street North, Portland, for the re
publican nomination for circuit
judge form the fourth Judicial dis
trict, Multnomah county, Depart
ment No. 3.
Walter H. Evans. 680 Hancock
street. Portland, for the republi
can nomination for circuit Judge
publican nominaUon for circuit
Multnomah county. Department
B. W. Johnson. Monroe, for the
republican nomination for repre
sentative In the legislature for the
10th representative district, com
prising Benton county.
Homer D. Angell, 794 Upper
Drive, Portland, for the republi
can nomination for representative
in the legislature for the 18th rep
resentative district, comprising
John B. McCourt. 281 Broad
way, Portland, for the republican
domination for representative In
legislature for the 18th represen
tative district, comprising Multno
D. D. Hall. 1077 Sandy Boule
vard, Portland, for the republican
nomination for representative in
he legislature for the 18th rep
resentative . district comprising
Fred T. Merrill, 1104 East
Stark street, Portland, for the re
publican nomination for represen
tative In the legislature for the
18th representative district, com
prising Multnomah county.
Charles W. Robison, 523 Grand
avenue, Astoria, for the republican
nomination for representative In
the legislature for the 18th repre
sentative district, comprising:
Oliver C. Crowther, Fossil, for
the republican nomination for dis
trict attorney of Wheeler county
crowther Is a graduate of the
Willamette law school two years
Carl C. Donaugh. Troutdale.
for the democratic nomination for
J. N. McFadden, Corvallia. for
the democratic nomination for
Marion County Children
Complete Club Projects
Nine girls and si boys Just
completed their projects In the
boys' and girls' club work and
riled their final reports with the
county club leader. William W.
Geneva Harris, of the Silver
Creek rails school, has finished
her work In cooking, division one.
Six boys at the Rickey school
have submitted final reports on
their cookery, first division proj
ect. They are: Ray Crabb. Ray
mond Wallace. Arthur Franke,
Troy Crabb. Clarence Schab and
TiUIe Peake. from the Mc
Laughlin district. It through with
cookery. No. 1.
Seven girls, all from the Sacred
Heart school at Qervais. have com
pleted the work required In the
...in, nrolect. division two
ti... Oenevieve Hauptman.
aA trni Catherine Mutter.
Elisabeth Kuan. Rose Englehardt.
Tvetta Berniag and Florence Fer
sehweller. A number of other students
from the county schools have also
recently completed their club
work six students In the cookery
course, at McLaoghlln school have
reported completion or meir
work Fred Dahl. James Down.
Charles Pak. James and Ralph
Sjovangen and Vergle Stalger..
The advanced, aivision or cook
ery club work was reported fin
ished by the following pupils from
the White school: Vesta Caroth
ers. Doris Stauffer. Mildred Grin.
Irene Miller and Selma Carothers.
ton by Justice Coshow.
Clarence Wilson vs Luckenbach
Steamship company, appellant; ap
peal from Multnomah county:
Judgment of lower court affirmed
and application for appeal dis
missed In opinion by the court.
(Similar order entered in another
case bearing same title.
J. Edward Hunt, plaintiff-respondent,
vs Lila Ring, defendant,
Frank L. Maguire, defendant-appellant,
appeal from Multnomah
county; suit for damages. Opin
ion by Justice Brown. Judge Rob
ert R. Tucker affirmed.
Elisa Jane Falconer vs Portland
Electric Power company, appeal
from Multnomah county, and Baa-
sett ts Willeford, appeal from
Multnomah county, dismissed on
Petition for rehearing denied in
Kleinhammer vs Devlin.
Robert B. Mason of Portland
granted permanent admission to
Men Burned Alive In Texas,
Charge Made At Feder
LIBERTY'S RED HILLS TRANS
FORMED TO WHITE
Wi Received By Principal
r- Nelson Showing
:ess of Both
J. C. Xc'.Eon, principal of the
senior high school, haa recently re
ared, letters from two of bis for
:ner teachers advising him that
they are reaching the advanced
?omona in the teaching profes
sion and which will be of Interest
to Salem folk.
Charles J. Williams, who taught
herefrom 1918 to 1918. haa ap
U1 for the recently created of
fice of Supervisor of Commercial
sdacation of California. While
-.he position haa not yet been
filled, indication that he is in the
ronalnr for the Job shows thai
the former local teacher haa made
a marked success of his work, tht
principal point out. Mr. Wllllami
ts at present bead of a part ttau
high school in San Francisco.
DurlngCthe yean he wm here
Mr. Williams taught classes 1
commercial arithmetic, and f tograv
pur, bookkeeping and eommorcU'
law. While young, he wa a very
eroeaUlng teacher, says Mr, Net
'" T'i V-.'",:; i
1. O. Schott, who also taught!
here the two years from 1918 to
1 9 IS. la the other teacher Mr. Nel-
on haa received word from.
Schott is being considered fori
principal of a Loa Angeles Junior
jlgh school, a Job of no small pro
Schott was physical director
while with the Salem school and
an Instructor with whom the stu
dents worked admirably well,
Principal Nelson says.
Schott la teaching in Los Ange
lee at the present time. He is the
Kn of Henry Schott, who resides
on E street here.
Former Resident of Zena
Dies In Toledo On Monday
John Walling, a former resident
of Zena. died Monday, April 9, at
the home of his brother-in-law
tnd Bister. Mr. and Mrs. Will Ton
al', in Toledo, Mr. Walling had
been engaged Jn the hop business
n Marlon county ror a numoer or
Ho is survived by a brother. X
D. Walling, and two sons, Alvla
and Tracy Walling, all of the Zena
Funeral arrangement will be
made later. Interment win be in
the Zena country.
MORE MOXXT AftKED
nrieuwnmM i.. a sat
President Coolidc today trans
mitted ta eongraia ft reouMt lot
ttpplesieaUl appropriations to
jdllng $51,817,800, of which f 10.
900.000 would be used to carry
jut tha alien property act.
Opinions Also Handed Down
By Oregon State Body
LIBERTY. April 10. (Special.)
Nature has dipped her pen into
the terra firma bf Liberty's red
hills and painted them white. Thit
community is ready for blossom
Miss Florence Berndt, who is at
tending the Normal school at Mon
oiouthy has been employed to
teach the first four grades in the
Pringle school next year.
E. R. Patterson, wno is here on
an emergency furlough on account
of the illness of his mother, is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Mur
hammer. He is in the navy, and
came from Honolulu.
Mike Karner is improving after
having been confined to his bed
on account of an attack of appen-
Mrs. F. J. Browning returned
home Sunday from Washington,
where she has been visiting rela
Melvin Cleveland, Vincent Wes
tenhouse, Marie Dietzman. Victor
Gibson, and Margaret Copley have
returned to school after being out
on account or having the measles
Mrs. V. L. Shattuc is attending
tne XNormai school at Monmouth
She returns home each week end
Oscar Nelson of Seattle has been
visiting the J. G. Wolfe family re
Miss Opal Davis has gone to
Newport to stay several weeks.
Miss Cecelia Schotthoefer of Os
wego spent Easter here with her
Verla and Belva Hill of Wood
Durn spent the past week with
their grandparents, Mrand Mrs
GOOD TREATMENT OF NEGRO
BASIS OF CRITICISM
The Oregon state supreme court
yesterday placed on file the resolu
Mons of the Multnomah County
Bar association in connection with
he death of W. P. LaRoche. prom
inent Portland attorney who pass
sd away recently. The resolutions
will be placed in the supreme
?ourt Journal, It was Indicated.
The supreme court handed down
12 opinions and dismissed two ac
tions on stipulation of attorneys.
Opinions handed down by the
court today follow:
Bank of Falls City vs Mary A.
Pugh, respondent; Graham A.
Griswold, appellant; Clifford J.
Pugh and C. S. 8mlth. defendants;
appeal from Polk county; suit to
foreclose mortgage. Opinion by
Justice McBride. Jndge W. M.
- Robert M. Menstell. et al. appel
lants, vs. Sarah E. Johnson et al,
respondents; appeal from Multno
mah county; petition for rehearing
denied in opinion by Justice Ross
man. Emma Hunziker vs Claude C.
Hunsiker, appellant; appeal from
Multnomah county; suit for di
vorce; decree of Judge Louis P.
Hewitt modified In opinion by Jus
C. Y. Dean vs Percy Felton, ap
pellant; appeal from Multnomah
county; suit to recover on prom
issory note. Opinion by Justice
Coshow. Judge A. L. Leavltt af-l
James MedUL appellant, vs 01
lie Medill; appeal from Douglas
county; suit for divorce. Opinion
by Justice Coshow. Judge J. W.
Hamilton affirmed. Isaac Staples
vs H. D. Butler, et al. appellants;
W. P. Reed, defendant and res
pondent, appeal from Douglas
county; suit to foreclose sheriffs
deed as a mortgage. Opinion by
Jasnca Bean. Judge J. W. Hamil
8. J. Beraeehe vs Alex Hesa and
the United States Fidelity and
Guaraaty company, appellants; ap
peal worn uuunoman county; ac
tion for damagea. Opinion br Jus
tice) Brown. Jndge T. E. F, Duf
fXx" the matter of the determiaa-
..fen of relative water rights of
ine Owyhee rive? and Its tribu
taries William F. SUne and oth-h-s,
appellants, a J. b, McCain
nd ethers; appeal front Malhaui
3onntn aaaAdate recalled i s9ja.
WASHINGTON, April 10.
(APj. Reading Into the record
today a newspaper story which
appeared several days ago that
Secretary Hoover had ordered ne
gro clerks in the census bureau to
be located on the floor with white
persons. Senator Blease of South
Carolina declared such action
would foreclose any hope of the
republicans breaking the "solid
south" at the next election.
The article appeared In the
Washington Pest and was said to
day at the department that at the
time a statement was issued ex
plaining that a small census bur
eau divisional organization made
up of negroes had been broken up
in the bureau because racial se
gregation is forbidden.
Senator Blease had read a let
ter from a "white woman" whose
name was not revealed comnlaln-
ing of the action and terming the
negroes in the bureau In which
she worked as "Hoover chocol
"This is exactly what brourht
the republican party into disre
pute in the south." Blease said,
"and made Its name a stench in
the nostrils of ail white people.
"In the south we believe the
white race superior to the negro
race, and we never expect to per
mit a social equality between the
Salem Student Editor
0SC TeohnicaJ Record
OREGON STATE COLLEGK
Corvallia, April 10. (Special.)
Ezra C. Dleffenbach. Salem, has
been appointed editor of the Ore-
son state Technical Record by the
executive board of the Associated
engineers, and Edward Hope
The Technical Record has , re
cently been admitted to Engineer
Fag College Magaslnes associated,
an engineering publication group
composed of the major technical
schools of the United States.
UPOKANB. Wash.. Apr. 10.
CAP) Headquarters of the postal
'nspeetion service for the Pacirir
Aorihwost are to be moved from
fpekane to 1081110, effective July
I, it was announced dhere by
Jhartes HMauera, inspector in
PITTSBURGH. April 10 (AP)
Stories of the burning alive of
seven or Lght men In Texas by
Ku Klux Klansmen. rioting in
Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the
organisation in the latter state of
the "night riders ' who were given
orders to burn churches and carry
out bombing and assassinations
were told by witnesses in the klan
Injunction suits In federal court
High klan oinciais were ac
cused by witnesses of Instigating
and ordering killings. Inspiring
riots and causing a bomb to be set
off in the klan hall at Dayton,
Ohio, as a means of increasing in
terest and bringing new members
into the order.
Aa the stories were told, John
H. Connaughton of Washington,
D. C, chief klan counsel, fought
every Btep of the way, objecting
time and again as Van A. Barrick
man, himself a defendant and
counsel for five banished mem
bers, drew the testimony from the
The most dramatic story of the
day was brought from Clarence W.
Ludlow of Pittsburgh, who said'ae
a member of Dallas, Texas, lodge
number 56, he witnessed the burn
ing alive of seven or eight men,
one at Terrell, Texas, where he
said a white man was convicted
by a "kangaroo court," taken to
an isolated spot, tarred and oiled,
and then set afire as some 300 or
400 hooded klansmen looked on.
In another instance he said, a man
named Smith was tried, convicted
of faUfng to support his family
and, under direction of Imperial
Wizard Hiram Evans was tarred
The organization of a band of
""night riders" also known as the
"battalion of death," to conduct a
reign of terror in Ohio was told
of by J. R. Ramsey of Dayton who
said he was a former member of
He said the night riders had
bombed their own temple in Day
ton in an effort to gain sympathy
for the klan and to stir up the
klansmen against their oppon
ents. He told of orders coming
from a klan chief to kill certain
persons. In one instance he said,
he and other night riders were
ordered to take a man for a ride
to Bellaire. He took the "offend
ing citizen" for the ride he said,
but refused to kill him.
Barrickman .brought a heated
objection from Connaughton when
he asked Ramsey' If he had
knowledge of Evans ' sending
klansmen to Mexico In an effort to
foment trouble between the Unit
ed States and that nation. Judge
W. H. S. Thomson sustained the
Harry E. A. MacNeal, ex-klea-
gle and exalted cyclops of klan
lodges in Armstrong county,
Pennsylvania, told how a cross
was fired and a bomb Bet off in
front of St. Mary's Catholic
church at Kittaning, Pa., at the
direction of Sam D. Rich, former
grand dragon of Pennsylvania. He
testified Rich said this was done
to throw the fear of God into
youa sett at ounce
We are overstocked on Briquets
and in order to reduce our stock,
will sell the famous
FOR A FEW DAYS AT A REDUCED PRICE
A IS R3 E m
the lookout for these agents.
The fake salesmen were said to
have operated most extensively in
Polk, Marlon and Linn counties.
From a Polk county resident one
of the salesmen was said to have
obtained 36400 worth of stock in
a reputable automobile concern.
The bonds were obtained by the
salesman under the pretense that
he would dispose of them at a pro
fit and return the money to the
owner of the securities. Officials
said this agent has left the country.
A Gervals man was said to have
lost several hundred dollars in a
similar transaction, while two
Linn county citizens reported the
loss of approximately 34000.
In a number of cases the fake
salesmen Induced their victims to
trade good bonds for worthless se
Mr. McCalllster said the fake
agents have a list of persons who
invest in bonds, and usually ply
their trade among older citizens
who are not engaged in active
A warrant of arrest has been is
sued for one fake bond salesman,,
and other complaints probably
will be filed.
THE MORNING ARGUMENT
By Robert Quillen
By Claude Callau
FAKE AGENTS HIT
BY M CALLISTER
High Powered Salesmen
Warned Against By Cor
Fradulent operations of nigh
powered bond salesmen in various
parts of the state yesterday caus
ed Mark McCalllster, state corpor
ation commissioner, to Issue a
warning for bond holders to be on
Auction Sale Held Yesterday
By D, W. Hepler Near
City of Aurora
"A man gets tired of a purty
fool, an' even if you've got sense
enough to brag on him he gets to
feelln' superior an loses Interest,
but he don't never grow weary of
(Caprrffbt, 1028. PablltWt Syndicate.)
"Betty's beau took another girl
to a dance this week an' Ma juat
keeps Bayin' that it's human-rial
to her what he does."
(Copyright, 1028, Publisht-ri Srndirata.)
wood. E. S. Krause. Sherwood,
Charles Rider. Oregon City, Hugo
Schnuelle. Mt. Angel, Lewis C.
Brandt. Silrerton, Mrs. Jessie
Thomas. Hood River. Mrs. E.
Fenne. Portland. R. E. Edwards.
Oregon City, L. A. Schnacht. Bar
low, Herman Harms, Aurora, W.
R. Boules. Portland, Mrs. Ray
Fish. Aurora. L. I. Snyder. Aurora,
L. R. Linn. Silrerton. M. Weln-
acht. Wood burn, and Iness Crib
NEW TRIAL LOOMS
MARSHFIELD, Ore . Apr. 10.
(AP) Robert Green, convicted
Catching Inlet slayer will be
brought to Coquille from the
state's prison Saturday for hear
ing of a motion for a new trial.
RUTHIN, Wales, April 10.
(AP). Stanley John Weyman,
novelist, died at his home here today.
An auction sale of the Jersey
herd owned by D. W. Helper, Aur
ora. Oregon was held yestsrday on
the farm near Aurora. The salal
was well attended and the prices
received were satisfactory. The
buyers were largely local, howev
er H. Hooper, Midvale, Idaho, was
represented with mall bids and
purchased two of the offering.
There were approximately SO
head sold, many being calves. The
18 head that were six months or
more of age sold for aa average of
$154.17. They were all registered
jerseys. The sale was under the
maoakement of E. A. Rhoten, Sa
Among the buyers are H. W
Waldron, Forest Grove. R. W. Sch-
meer. Portland. Elmer Deetz, Sher-
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