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Tfce New 03EG0N STATESMAN, Saksy Oregon, Tuesday Morning, March 5, 1929
REVISION OP LAWS
Tufly Says Legalizing Low
Standards Improper .
DEBATE HERE MARCH 6
Minister Champions Highes
Ideals for Home t '
" , That there should be no "down
ward revision M of laws which re
late to personal and pablle mor-
ala, Is the' opinion of Dr. Norman
K. Tally as expressed Monday in
. si pnbUc statement on the subject
of "Companionate, Marriage, on
which ' he will engage in debate
with Jndce Ben Ltndser here
Wednesday. Z Dr. Tally said:
nf It is true that .'Companion
ate Marriage would be only the
legal recognition' of what we aJ-
ready ".have, then we wonld hare
"the approval of society for low
: erlng standards rather than rais
ins: Individualism. This has re-
. leased an orgy of sex looseness
and marital infidelity. To recog
nise It legally and approve it so-
rlally wonld no more make it
right than a law of the legislature
declaring the contents of the gar
bage can good food would make
them wholesome, for the law to
declare that low ideals of sex re
lationship and marriage are high
toss not make them so.
Society Wot (Static -
There is -. always desirability
for revising our moral code, and
It is to plead for upward revision
as against downward revision that
I enter this debate. No one be
lieves in a static state of society.
Mankind Is either climbing up
ward or sinking downward in his
morals and customs. At no point
does growth or decay in civilize
tlon become more evident, than in
the' relationship between the sexes.
Every decadent civilisation of
shich history tells has been un
dermined by the evils incident to
the lowering of the standards of
sex and the loosening of the -morals
"The exigencies of the hour call
upon all of us to champion the
highest Ideals of marriage and
family life. We should make these
Ideals our supreme enthusiasm
and.be willing to sacrifice imme
diate pleasure for future' happl
nees and Integrity. There is no
Brocress in going back to the
thoughtless animal level In the in
timate relationship between men
and women, nor any health in re
volting against the tried and ac
cepted sex standards of society.
Law Observance is Held
Great Need by President
, Observance of law, more strict enforcement of the 18th
amendment, a plea for world peace and for the entrance of
the United States into the world Court these were out
standing among the points urged by President Hoover in his
inauguration address. Highlights in the address follow: .
Legion Men Plan
. Stunt for Day at
Members of the committee ar
ranging for Salem legionnaires'
part in the "Whoopee" one day
convention In Portland March. IS
In connection with the dedication
of the veterans hospital, are plan
ning to outline a unique stunt for
the occasion but are not vet ready
to announce what it wilfbe.
The purpose of I Salem's show,
ing at this event will - primarily
that- of arousing interest in the
rtate convention to be held here
In August, and the "whoopee"
committee will cooperate with the
. committee on publicity lor the
convention, which meets t tonight
at room 105. First National bank
building. . .v
Meeting is Held
GKRVAIS, Mar. 4. (Special)
The executive committee of the
Missionary society of the Presby
terian church met at the home of
. Mrs. Scott Jones Wednesday after
noon,: Reports of the past '- year
" were read and plans were made
for a program to be given in the
' near future. In the group were
Mrs. H. I. Qrafflous, Mrs. A. R.
Rlegmund, Mrs. Virginia Booster,
Mrs. Summer Stevens. Mrs. O. J.
Molaan, Mm. B. O. Brown, Mrs,
Dale Cntafortn. and Mrs. Scott
This occasion is not alone the
administration of the most sacred
oath .which can be assumed by an
American citizen. It is a dedica
tion and consecration under God
to the highest office In service of
our people. I assume this trust
In the humility of knowledge that
only through the guidance of al
mighty, providence can I hope to
discharge its ever Increasing burdens.-
. ; .
What America has' done - has
given renewed hope and courage
to all who have faith in govern
ment by the people. In the large
view, we have reached a higher
degree of comfort and security
than ever existed,: before In the
history of the world. Through
liberation from wide-spread pov
erty we have reached a higher de
gree of Individual freedom than
ever before. The devotion of and
concern for, our Institutions are
deep and sincere. We are steadily
building a new race a new civil
isation great In Its own - attain
menu. : Thb influence anjl high
purpose of our nation are respect
ed among the peoples of - the
IAW VIOLATION GROWS
The most, malign of all these
dangers : today Is disregard, and
disobedience of law. Crime Is in
creasing.. Confidence in rigid and
speedy Justice is decreasing. I am
not prepared to believe that this
indicates any decay in the moral
fibre of the American people.
am not prepared to believe that
it Indicates an Impotence of the
federal government to 'enforce Its
It Is only In part due to the
additional burdens Imposed upon
our judicial system by the 18th
amendment. The problem Is much
wider than that Many influences
had increasingly complicated and
weakened our law enforcement
organization long before the adop
tion of the 18th amendment.
To re-establish the vigor and
effectiveness of law enforcement
we must critically consider the en
tire federal machinery of Justie,
the redistribution of its functions.
the simplification of Its procedure,
the provision of additional special
tribunals, the. better selection of
Juries, and the more effective or
ganization of our agencies of in
vestigation and prosecution that
justice may be sure and that it
may be swift.
rajaie of 0 A an mat Statamaat f th
SaatiaaX Kr ImruM Conpany of
- SprtatiM. ta Stat of Maaaaeaaaatta
a thirty-fhr aj f Dwwibtf, 192S,
Mil to S JanniM Commission of
tk Stat of Or, nniut to uw:
! Amoii Bl of aapttal (took pM ma, $500,
'oe.ee. . ..
i Wo yrawlaia recataad Sarlaf too yaar,
j - lataraat, Hriie.it aa rant raealra
Isariac too ym: Seo.37S.SJ.
Vmmm mm tar hinm roootroa
1 imrimg to ryoe. B3S1.60.
: Total iawat. MS7.SSS.SS. .
. i . Xa4 laaaoa pais 4 arias too your laelaoV
tmm Mltnaiiil ospoasaa, S1S0.S34.S9.
I DivMaada -pmUi on capital atoek Svrl
I'M TMT. Mia
I .Cammiawoaa 4 alriea pl dnriar
Tax, , Heonsas aad faea paM Carter
-tao yoar. tie.aeo.sa. .
Amaaat of JI otaar arpaiwBtaraa, S2S0.
1 Totol czpaBoltorea.' SSei.eiS.SS. v
.' i .).- A8SKTS :. i
i Tala of "ral tat owb4 (markat
). MM '
Valao of atok aaS boads owao (aur
. U stao), S1.4SS.450.00.
Lmh mrtcaffoa and eallaUral. te
. ak i Vaaks and oa Vaad. SS4.0S9.SS.
i Ptomlt la ooora of oolloetioa writ-
t" ttoao SoBtoatoor SO. 1938. S9.109.0S.
latoraat . sad - raata daa aad a sera ad,
: Otfcor satota, MT.33. ' '
i Tetol sdmittad aet, $l.S7d.TS7.41.
;l 1J ABILITIES
- Oroas : claim for loaaaa aarnaM, S40,-
, AmooM of aaoaraad eramtnma oa'atl
tatoadiaa- riskc S337.384.1S. ' -
r Im o tor , tammlnina aad Arokarac,
; All atoor Has01tiod, fl5.S00.00.
immt i-aoimiaa, fsss.TSTjT. -
; BUSIKfSS IN ORKOOX '
. ' vv rXJH .TAB TIAHx!
St Vwaiams roeoirad" dacttf to yoar.
uoaoa -pa a-arUg to yoar, S4SXS3.
' eotapoay gaatiaol Tir laaar-
; ramf 'roidat Oaorgo O. BalkUy.
- F. Hold. Jr, YwllaaA, "7?.-.
STATES PARTU TO BLAMB
Of the undoubted abuses which
have grown up under the 18 th
amendment, part are due to the
causes I have Just mentioned; but
part are due to the failure of some
states to accept their share of re
sponsibility for concurrent en
forcement and to the failure of
many state and local officials to
accept the obligation under their
oath of office zealously to enforce
The worst evil of disregard for
some law Is. that It destroys. re
spect for all law. For our citizens
to patronize the violation of a par
ticular law, on the ground that
they are opposed to It Is destruc
tive of the very basis of all that
protection of life, of homes and
property which they rightly claim
under other laws. If citizens do
not like a law, their duty as hon
est men and women Is to discour
age Its violation; their right is
openly to work for Its repeal.
o o o
NATIONAL PROBE ASKED
I propose to appoint a national
commission for a searching inves
tigation of the whole structure of
our federal system of jurisprud
ence, to Include the method of en
forcement of the 18 th amendment
and the canses of abuse under it.
Its purpose will' be to make such
recommendations for re-organlsa-
tlon of the administration of fed.
eral laws and court procedure as
may be found desirable. In the
meantime it Is essential that a
large part of the enforcement ac
tivities be transferred from the
treasury department to the depart
ment of justice as a berinning of
more effective organization.'
' The larger purpose of our econ
omic thought should be to estab
lish more firmly stability and se
curity of business and employment
and thereby remove poverty still
further from our borders. . Our
people have In recent years de
veloped A new found capacity for
cooperation among themselves to
effect high purposes in public wel
fare. . It is an advance toward the
highest conception of self-govern
Although education is prlmar
URGES WORLD COURT
American statesmen were among
tne nrst to propose and they have
constantly urged upon the world
the establishment of a tribunal for
the settlement of controversies of
a justiciable character. The per-
manent court of international Jus
tice) in its major purpose is thus
peculiarly Identified with Ameri
can ideals and : with American
statesmanship. No more potent
instrumentality for this purpose
nas ever been conceived . and no
other is practicable of establish
fly a responsibility of the states
and local communities, and rightly
so, yet the nation as a whole is
vitally concerned In its develop
ment everywhere to the , highest
standards and to complete univer
sality. Self-government can suc
ceed duly through an instructed
electorate. Our objective is not
simply to overcome illiteracy. The
nation . has marched far beyond
that. The more complex the prob
lems of the nation become. The
greater Is the need for more and
more advanced instruction.
. .... . . ..
The United States fully accepts
the profound truth that our own
progress, prosperity and peace are
interlocked with the progress,
prosperity and peace of all human
ity.; The whole world Is at peace.
The dangers to a continuation of
this peace today are . largely the
fear and suspicion which still
haunt the world. - No suspicion
or fear can be rightly directed
toward our country.
0 0 0
The .idealism of America will
lead It to no narrow or selfish
channel, but Inspire it to do its
fall share as a nation toward the
advancement of civilization. It
will do that not by mere declara
tion but by taking a practical part
In supporting all useful interna
tional undertakings. We not only
desire peace with the world, but
to see peace maintained through
out the world. We wish to ad
vance the reign of justice and
reason toward the extinction of
It-Is impossible, my countrymen.
to speak . of peace without nro-
rouna emotion, in. thousands of
homes in America, in millions of
homes around the world, there are
vacant chairs. It would be
shameful confession of our nn-
worthiness if it should develop
that , we have abandoned the hope
for which all these men died.
Surely civilization is old enough.
surely mankind is mature enough
so that we ought in our own life
time to find a way to permanent
o o o
SPECIAL SESSIOV PLANNED
Action upon sonus . ot the pro
posals upon which jJie republican
party was returned to power, oar-
tlcularly further agricultural re
lief and limited changes in the
tariff, cannot in justice to our
farmers, our labor and our manu
facturers be postponed. I . shall
therefore request a special session
of congress for the consideration
of these two Questions. I shall
deal with each of them upon the
assembly of the congress.
It appears to me that the more
Important further mandates from
the recent election were the main
tenance of the Integrity of the
constitution; the vigorous enforce
ment of the law; the continuance
of economy In public expenditure;
the continued regulation of busi
ness to prevent domination In the
community; the denial of owner
ship of operation of business by
the government in competition
with its citizens; the avoidance of
policies which would Involve usJn
the controversies of foreign na
Srnopaia of tka Aannal Stataat of- to
fw cdckm nn laauraae company 01
PitUfiaid, in tk Stat of Maaaachvaatta,
J New,k!uxeStlvrGtty ; .
augedirecc to San Francisco
ajn. arriving San Francisco "
1:30 pjn. next day. Latest -r
type motor coaches with
high back redimng chairs
insure perfect comfort and
mad to to Inaoranca Commiaaieaar of
Stat of Oregon, pari
Ameaat of capital atoek said p. $300.-
Nat premium reiTed darinr tk year,
Iatoroat. dividend and raata raeaivad
aarinr tne yoar, S5S.904J6.
Income from other aoarcea yeiv4
Saria to year. S 2,413.40.
Total income, 9848,487.90.
Net loasea Mid dnrinr tka veer imlad.
ir adjaatmant ezsonaaa. SllS.TSa.44.
viTNteaaa paid o capital stock during
w rear, son a.
Commimionf and lalariee paid darisj-
Taxes, Iiraaaea aad faea paid darinr to
Amout of all otkar aznasditana. SIO -
Total xpeaditar, 9341.S47.S0.
Value f real eatmta m-mA f..w.
Valaef atoek aad koavda nrned (mar
ket ralne). S0S1.S78 00.
Loan o aaartraeaa and oll..1 .
vna mv -
Cask ia banks aad on band. SS0.055.S0.
Preminma iat eoarta of maaeiam wit.
Boptoatoor SO, 192S. (credit)
Interest aad reata daa aad -rat la .
Other aaaata. state iamult. asiwt nn
ToUl admitted arteU 91.297.787.10.
Oroaa elaJama far ...sa in .
Ameaat of aaearaad main, mm .11
oatatandinf risks, 922S.4S0.77. .
i or eommiaaioa krokeragaa.
All ether liakilitiaa. SO vrt nn '
Bsorr fr DiTidends, 97.50o!oO.
BUSINESS IN OREGON
FOB THE TEAK.
Nat ttraaniaau MnJ J i
Losses paid darinr toe rear. Sdsa.ss
iaeamd daring tk year, S487.
Mama of T
... -- m arm
vaamn, nnsftaid. Afaa.
f Praaidont H. Oalria TA
Ham f "wjUij-Oart B. Gale; Kd
wia H. Hildrotk; William A. BckortT
A. w v2Z r,t attoraoy for serric.
Steelhammer Is To Consul
CITY LEVIES ARE OUT
Comparison Made Between
Making o f assessments for
1929 taxes will begin next week
according to Oscar . Steelhammer,
assessor, wbo explained Monday
that he would start his field men
out one at a time after holding a
personal office conference .with
each deputy before the work is
begun. Mr. Steelhammer explained
that this custom called for such a
conference rather than 4 meeting
of all deputies at one time, the
former plan being thought more
tions; the more effective reorgan
isation of the departments of the
federal government; the expan
sion of public works; and the pro-
motion of welfare activities affect
ing education and the home.
AMERICA GREAT COUNTRY
Ours Is a land rich in resources;
stimulating in Its glorious beauty;
filled with mlllons of . TtsTpr-'
homes; blerfsed with comfort-aw
opportunity. In no nation are the
Institutions of progress more ad
vanced. In no nation are the
fruits of accompllshmen more
secure. In no nation Is the gov
ernment more worthy of respect.
No country Is more loved by Its
people. I have an abiding faith
efficient In Ironing out any diffi
culties., . A- .. . .
I Steelhammer . also ... announced
the detailed list of levies oa the
cities of the 'county, making the
comparison between 1927 and
1928. These facta were accompan
ied by a statement of the special
school district levies throughout
the county which are obtainable
from his office in pamphlet form
by any one desiring them. The
city tax levies follow:
' Levies Compared
Cities 1927 Levy 1928 Levy
Aumsville .0CC9 .003
Aurora .0431 .0422
Donald .0465 .0511
Gcrvals .0424 .0477
Hubbard .0521 .0527
Jefferson .0584 .0592
Mt. Angel . .0423 .0425
Salem .0524 .0542
Scotts MUls ' .0561 .0588
Silverton 0644 .0694
Stayton . .0479- .0494
St. Paul .040 .0380
Sublimity .0439 .0454
Turner .0451 .0444
West Wood burn .0289 .0290
Woodburn .0822 .0604
1 Mr. Steelhammer Monday had
not decided upon all of his depu
ties but said the following would
be on .his staff with other selec
tions .to be announced later
James Ogle, Aurora: R. 8. Mc-
Namee. St. Paul; H. W. Hall,
Woodburn; Ray Lick, Salem:
George Haynes, Scotts Mills; Bert
Terry, -Silverton; John Tweed,
Howell Prairie; Arch Geer, Waldo
Hills; . Ernest Denney, .Stayton:
Turner; J. T. Jones, Jefferson ;
Willis Caldwell, Salem, route four.
their capacity, integrity and
high purpose. I have no fears for
the future of our country. It is
bright with hope.
- Requirement which the chil
dren must meet In order to; march
in the annual parade, which this
year will be held the first day ot
the state fair according to present
plans. - include:.;' first, -a physical
condition approved by the Marion
county ' child health demonstra
tion; second,- reasonably coopera
tive In the practice of health hab
its as listed In the first quarterly
outlines mailed to school teachers
last fall; third, satisfactory con.
duct in the school; and fourth, a
general average of B' la regular
school work.. ; v
1 INDIAN WAR VIST DEBS
SACRAMENTO, Mar. 4. (AP
-Friends and' relatives of Har
den Berry, 90, Civil war veteral.
Indian fighter and pal of Colonel
W, T. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, will
attended his funeral here today.
Copies of certificates recom
mending applicants for the honor
roll and "heralds of health" but
ton for 1928-29 have been mailed
by school teachers of Marlon coun
ty by William W. Fox. rural school
supervisor. Certificates mpst be
returned to the county superin
tendents office before April 10.
fn7TLL they be left in comfortable circurn
r ?V stances ?
When your will is read what will be their feel
Provide wisely, now, for their future by making
us Executor of your will and trustee of a fund
which will not be lost or dissipated, but which will
bring them comfort through the years.
Ladd & Bush Trust Co.
: 'Homo Life
Low fare good only on
All-Coach train. Reclin
ing chairs, ali-day hsxh car,
' alio diner with moderate .
prices. 30 lbs. free baggage.
Lv. Salem 10:25 a. m..
Ar. 8an Francisco 9:60
a. zn., next day.
' For Los Angeles, Coach '
train makes connection at
fon Costa, CaL, with m ,
fast an Joaquin" whkhar
rives Los Angdes evening
wc same uay. uniy 1
ugni on triia, - '
tafftt UftT from fitnstor Botol 9Ug
vfssmujita - svnui BU ZOV niOimsUMMk
f '. v. .-
I y.-y -a :
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9UDG3S BEN LDTDSET '
BIRTH CONTROL AND ;
Debate Jbet ween
... . t Judge "
v- Ben B. Lindsey
Former Denver Juvenile Judge
: ; ' - and -
vi r: Dr. Norman K. Tally :
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Jr Salem Armory
Wed. Et, Blarch 6th
1JW, $1.00 75e" '
r FattoaTs Book Store
VERY business day in
1928, the 26 million
policyholders of the Metro
politan Life Insurance Com
pany, whd are its sole owners,
added a million dollars to the
great reserve fund needed
for their protection against
the hazards of life and bus
iness present and future.
Financial Report to Policyholders
for Year Ending
December 31, 1928
Happily, more and more
persons have a new under
standing of what life insur
ance promises, what it can
do and what it does do.
They are learning that it
does many different things ,
While the original purpose
to take care of the bread
winner's dependents in
event of untimely death
has never been lost sight of,
today life insurance is large-; -ly
and directly concerned
with the business of living, i
Dividends to Policy
holders payable 1929
All other liabilities
, . $2,695,475,965.64
kNE form of life insur-
. - - ,...
ance provides educa
tion for children at the very
time when their education
costs most.. . Another kind
of policy tides oyer enforced
idleness because of accident
or sickness. Another form of
policy, paid for in regular in
stallmentsis a sdund'finan
cial investment, as well as a
-Increase in Assets during 1928 : ,
Income in 1928' ... . . . ,
Gain in income, 1928 . . . . .
Paid -for Life Insurance Issued
. . Increased and Revived in 1928
, Total Bonuses and Dividends to
Policyholders from 1897 to and
including 1929 . . . . . . .
Life Insurance Outstanding
Industrial Insurance (premiums
payable weekly or monthly) .
Group Insurance .. . . . .
Total Insurance Outstanding
Number of Policies in Force
iIclmJif I,JM,Stf Cnmf CtrtJUts)
Employers .and . employees
join together in buying
. another kind of insurance
which provides leisure and
freedom from financial
worry in later years.
Business men build needed
credit for business with life
insurance policies . ; . Final
payments on homes are
made certain by insurance.,
About one; person in every
five in the United States
and Canada shared in the
year of service. - ; :"
Total expenditures for Health and Welfare Work among Policvhold
8 t l rained nursing care for sick Policyholders in 1928
Health pamphlets distributed free in 1928 . a
ers in 1928. $5,95311.12;
. - HAIYFISKE.Fresiden . . IDERICK H. ECKER, Vice-President
: Metropolitan Ufe Insurance Company is a mutual organization. It has
s y . i- stock and no stockholders Its wealth is owned solelyoy its Policyholders i
METROPOLITAN ; LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
e Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance in force. More
'Not best because the biggest, but biggest because the best'
Biggest in the W6rtd,More Ass Insurance earf
v " - aTa-a ,