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TjlEANKLY we have never made up our minds about the
J? Mooney-Billings cases because we did not have the ma-
terial in hand for any thorough study of the evidence. That
' ' seems to have been little of an impediment for many people
however. -In most cases the verdict as to guilt or innocence
' ' depended on the bias of the one expressing an opinion. Thus
' the socialist-liberalist group was. sure that Mooney had, bees
railroaded, to prison. On the other hand, the red-chasers
were convinced of his guilt' Columns have been written on
v : both., sides with the prejudice of the writers the principal
3 substance disclosed in the articles.
: The findings of the state supreme court of California
in the Billings case will not satisfy those who think the pair
should be released. It will add more fuel to the flame of
hostility to our courts. The judges will be upbraided as T
" actionariea and tools of the San Francisco group which prose
" ! cuted the cases. But for those who have tried to keep an
open mind of the subject it is going to be hard to get around
:: the cahn and dispassionate review which the supreme court
; 4 has made. The court had every reason for blending mercy
jj with justice. An opinion contrary to the one written would
i have won favor in many quarters; and the outsider cannot
i help but conclude that they arrived at their conclusions after
careful, conscientious study 01 the transcript 01 me uiai as
i well as the affidavits subsequently filed.
We are genuinely sorry that Mooney and Billings were
not found guiltless. We had hoped that their inr.oence might
be established so theycould go free, because one's sympathy
goes out to fellows who have languished in prison for years.
Perhaps their good conduct does entitle them to a pardon;
but the review by the supreme court will satisfy many who
have tried to keep free from prejudice, that the men were not
railroaded to prison, that they had a fair trial and that the
evidence attested their guilt.
Figures on Unemployment
THE first release of data by the census bureau relating to
unemployment shows about 6 unemployed at the time
i the census was taken, in May. This runs a lot less than some
of the estimates which were many ranging from 21 to 15.
; It is always easy to exaggerate figures where immediate and
. exact statistics are not available. Tne xigures wnicn tne
census bureau used were obtained by taking the figures from
756 counties and 75 cities giving a fair cross-section of the
iduntry. The number reported not employed war 2 of the
TuvmiloT wn tat al ttv tfcrtea lefvif jr rWri trM htirpau fioTfTP
would be about of those normally gainfully employed.
; One reason why we think unemployment is greater than
:. it is is because when a hundred men are out of work they
may call at a' dozen places a day asking for jobs. . The total
of the calls would be 1200 and some people would think there
were 1200 men out of work because there were that many
v requests for employment. The actual difference between
1 good times and bad is only .about 10. -In bad times con
sumption may decline about 10. Production may decline
further, until like lumber it runs at less than 60 at present
Bat under-production eventually results in a vacuum of sup
ply and orders roll in calling for immediate delivery. ; Under
: ; production is taking place now in many lines, for actual eon
sumption goes on at about the same rate, though buying may
V - X "1 J.J S TOtto .'...Vi'.- mill.
Wi temporarily eusptruueu iu pox, jlius dhuiiuu nw wui-
a mence to right itself probably by fall.
- - We wonder what Foster and Catchings have to say now
-i a. ii..; u 1 m m t i x Til n ir..i
uu(, meir pretiy iormuia xor me xvuau w x iciitj. iuuoi
. probably they adhere to their theories. The factor which
they leave out of account is mass psychobgy. You can't keep
" hundreds of millions of people in a psychological balance
' v hich is necessary for an industrial balance, Then Ideas
ir.ay help to blunt the edge of depressions and panics, but
business will continue to move in cycles spite of all our efforts
4' at control. . -
A New Board Secretary
IF the state board of education had to have a high-powered
secretary probably their choice of Dr. E. E. Lindsay was as
v good as raight.be made. For, our; part we do not see the
necessity of such an officer. It may complicate rather than
ease the situation in higher education in this state and adds
an expense which seems hardly warranted.
There is need for some business secretary perhaps who
could keep the minutes, collect data desired by the board and
serve purely in a clerical or secretarial capacity. But Dr.
Lindsay is a man of executive parts and his salary indicates
that he is to have executive' duties The danger is that this
f ; may make three "executives" of higher education in the state
. instead of two, the presidents of the university and estate
" college. The off ice of secretary of the board may work into
h a chancellorship of higher education with added expense to
the state and unsatisfactory administrative relations. .
Our hope had been that the board would function through
11 the executives of the individual institutions, giving each
president direct access to the board and direct responsibility
to the board, avoiding the complication and expense of a
: super-president The fact that the board creates the office
and makes the announcement in furtive fashion indicates its
own fear of reaction en- the part of the people.' The board
j has been getting on so well in handling the situation respect
ing higher education iri this state that we regret 4t has bees
talked into creating a new and costly office and inviting as
. we foresee administrative complications.
Eugene Hannsonto Its Power Plant
EUGENE was stirred up this week over- receipt at offers to
buy its electric utility property from some eastern finan
cial house. The offer as outlined csrtd the bzit cf perma
nent low rates and the hrtngisi cf sena big netr indostry
and a rayon plant was mentioned, Euts played safe and
f .: ' Eugene did the right thing because the private owners
t couldn't make the. rates- any lower than they are now ; and if
v ow fates would attract a rayon plant to Eczenei they caa
; etill come Citizens of Eugene think it was just a deal to
- buy hp their successful plant and eventually it would fall into
lap of the Mountain States Power company. The success
; fcf the Eugene enterprise hzslzzz been a tborxvin the dds
f cf the private utilities who docra all rarrwpal ownership to
pulure. The utility at Eugene has had excellent management,
itnd it tzs the kpecM advantsss cf havinjav etrean wealthy
Ta- potential power, right at its doors in the lIcEenzie river.
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By BEN AMES WILLIAMS
Danl looked away.
"Of course, Brander doesn't in-
tad to claim it all."
"Ta think not?" Noll asked
"No." aald Dan'l. "Ha knovs
hf can't It's part of the takings
of the Sally."
Noll wagged his head dolefully.
"Aye. but will the man sea it
-He'U hare to."
The captain looked no at r3aal
"Did you mark the araaS In the
one eye of Mauser whem they
came aboard?" be asked. "Man
ser seta atora by the stuff."
NoU shitted, uneasily In his
"Jnst the same," he . aald.
?Manser holds, a sradxe against
ma. He but awaits his chance
for a knife . In my hack. And
Brander Is hl friend, yonTI
"You're not afraid of the two
ot them. There's no good, ril
undertake to see to that.!.'
You're, a atroag man, Danl,"
said old Noll. A strong, youth
ful man. But I'm getting old. Eh,
Danl" his voice broke with his
ptty of himself -eh Dan'l, I'Te
sailed the sea too long."
7 Danl said, with some scorn In
"Nerertheleas, y o a ' r e not
afraid i." , ,.
. Faith opened the door from the
after cabin Jnst then and Deal
checked his word. Faith looked
from Dan'l to her husband, and
her eyes hardened as she looked
to Danl again. r v
"Tomll not b aaying Koll
Wing Is afraid ef anything.
Dan'l," she said mildly.
'Tm telling him." said Danl.
"that he should not permit Bran
der to claim the ambergris for
- Faith smiled a little.
"Yoa think Brander means to
"He has done It. said Danl
stabbornly. "He claimed it In the
beginning; he speaks of what he
wUl da with it. He speaks br it
THE LUUl'fl f .;r
"Tfc Infinite always Is sOaatt
It la aaly ths Finite isnlri. .
Oar wards ara tha tile wavc-espS .
Oa tha iesp that sever Snaks. '
Ws as ay oaestioa vita aaa at scUaea,
Zxplaia, deeida aad disease;
Bat-aaly la auditatioa
Tas Kjrtsry speaks ta aaT - - '
Some) hare no ears for the De
finite. They hear the Flntte. They
see) dtles and men and houses and
hills and engines They hear
others talking, hear the talkies..
hear the hub-bub of the city, hear
tae wlad and the water. But their
senses ot sight and of sound are
superficial. They are.; shauow.
haras no depth. ' ,: .
' Others hear voices, see Tlstoca,
They may bo obUrlous to t!;e rati
world around them.'. Sometimes
they 'are oulte absent-minded
about mundane ; things. Their
mind ranges ta tar spaces; They
are listening to the Mystery,
v Ths' rationalist: may saaks fun
of the snystle. far tho. rationalist
cannot see beyond IhsT immedlato
sad the finite. :i The mystie posH
sens as a different aatnrs; ana ths
cold process is of logic era mean
fngless to him. While there are
these great divergencies ' between
realist snd anystle. ssost folk bars
soma if Us anaUUes sf eadu' la
the hnsy worll ot atdrs tie
ste ongrossod -with reality, they
hart no - time for- f tfturlty. " But
Szys costs trhsa the real pas,
when they want some spiritual re
CEGOJr GtATtSMnzTS, Dreev feriar Hcrcfef.
t think," said Jalth, "thai
something has robbed 70a of dis
cernment, Dah'l. Why do yon
hate Brander? Is he not a good
officer, a man?"
Dan'l might hare spoken, bat
Brander himself dropped down
the ladder from the deck Jnst
then; and Danl stood silently
for a moment, watching.
Brander looked at Faith, and
spoke to her and to the others.
Then he went into the cabin that
he shared with Willis. Cox and
closed th door. They aU knew
the thinness of the eabht walla.
What they might - say Brander
could hear distinctly. Danl
turned without a word and Went
He met Tichel there and told
him what had passed. Tichel
"Aye." aald the old man.
"Brander comes and Jonahs us,
so we sight no whale for a month
on end, and then he's wishful to
held the prize that the Sally's
boat found!" HU teeth set, his
Dan'l nodded his agreement.
"We'll see that he does not,
in the end."
"Aye," said Tichel. "Aye,"
we'll see t that!"
Roy Kilcup was a partisan of
Danl in this as ta aU things,
and Roy alon faced Brander on
the matter. He asked the fourth
"Look here, do yon claim
that ambergris is jours?"
Brander smiled at the hoy.
"Why, youngster? ho asked.
"Because I want to know,"
said Roy. "That's why."
"Well," Brander chuckled,
others want to know. They're
not. sleeping well of nights, for
"Do you or don't you?" Roy
Brander leaned toward him and
"I'll tell yon the day ire touch
at home, ho promised. "Now,
Thus they were- aU perturbed;
hot Noll Wing took the matter
harder than any , because Man
ger, when ho feared, was con
cerned ta ft. Bis worry orer It
gaTe' hint one sleepless night; he
lease and renewal, when they de
sire to meditate and find refresh
ment in their meditation. It Is a
mood perhaps, but a mood whose
eultlTStion brings reward.
' How- much do preachers need
to know that the center of wor
ship is to satisfy this meditative
mood. The churches with "some
thing doing", with brass orches
tras and high-geared machinery
taU because they ignore the soul's
demand for restful worship. One
reason -vhr the' stately Catholle
mass or the Episcopal ritual satis
fy so many Is because they get re
freshment from the ferries. Other
churches ssay fill this need as
wailc Idist Sunday there retired
from iht pastorate el tho Broad
way Tabernacle' ta Ifaw Tork, Dr.
Charles C. Jetlerson who had
erred there tor thirty years. Here
Is his sloslng message, .which it
ran ot nsaalas both te preachers
sad laity: ... .
rasW m Ural en Saadar. Tkey
kava em mqi wkmwm tasvt ika weak.
Tne? k4 B tha teifje eat tky
eaea fee. Was tker waa aj tae Lara's
day is amies eeareenetleai vita, aa earaest
atiaaed en Wka te lajtereateA la the kl(k
tklafs at tte apMt sad wka kaewa aew
aa iaierpreft tka wards at iaaaaaaat eaa
airas at the ti " Declaautiea is a aeia,
eraterf te aa .a feaaa. toewerka ef every
aert are aa teaaerttaeaea. ami a teiet talk
a the. der tkfef t 6ed te ahrays
euaaftaeaiaar ea4 aaaliac. A preaeaer
vba te ceoteat te apeak ia aeerydar tea
raaca la Vat Saaday after Saadar
aeon 4eee vma aaa weuaavneauea
C CkrteUaa . Ideas ta their ptrseaal es
aieUaiis-aaa a (a preau t taaif
Seaeistlea, ca -W tateiestlat -aaaV freak
at tae aaa at tairtr yearn," - ..
'rose and iound the whiskey. And
for the first time in all his life,
NoU Wing drank himself into a
Ha- had always been a stegdy
drinker; he had often, been lnJ
flamed with liquor. But his stom
ach was strong; he could carry
it; he had never debauched him
self. This time he became like
a log, and Faith found him
when she woke In tha morning.
sodden and helpless as a snoring
log. He lay thus two days. And
he woke at last with a scream of
fright, and swore that Mauger
was at him with a kntfe, so that
Dan'l and Willis Cox had to hold
the man quiet till tha hallucina
a a ? a
Faith and Brander had not. In
this time, spoken a word alone
together, since they met Mr. Ham
upon the beach after Brander
Joined Faith by the Island pool.
In the beginning Brander was
forward, and a gulf separated
them not to mention 40 feet ot
deck. Faith stayed aft; Brander
stayed forward Afterward, when
Brander came into the cabin,
there was still a gulf. They met
at table; they encountered each
other, now and then, fat ths ca
bin or a deck. Bat Brander had
his work to do, snd did It; and
Faith was much with Noll.
In the bush, by the pool. Faith
had forgotten Noll Wing for a
little space; and In the forgetting,
she and Brander had become
friends rery quickly. His ques
tion, as they reached the beach,
made her remember Noll; and
her answer to that question,
when she told him that she was
Noll's wife, bad reared a waU be
tween them. Brander was a man
too much of a man to forget
that she was Noll's wife. He did
In the Sally, after Brander
came, aft, Faith was toward him
as she was toward ths other
mates, with this difference she
had known them since the begin
nlng of the voyage; she had
known wo of them Danl aad
WIUls Cox-rsinee they were
boys. They wars tuketed la her
thoughts; they were old friends,
but they could sorer bo anything
more. Therefore she talked of
ten with them, as sho did with
Tiehel, and as she had done with
Mr. Ham. she forget they were
men, remembering only that' they
were friends. , -
Brander, on fhs Other hand.
was a newcomer, a stranger,
When a woman meets a strange
man, or when a man meets a
strange woman, there is sn In
stant and UBUAllr 'unconscious
testing nf - fluestioslng. This
more lively la tho woman than in
tho man; sho ts more'spt te- ,pmt
it Into words la fcav thoughts'
more ept to' ait herself: '
"Could I lore himj"
For a man does not ask this
question1 at alLuntn he hss begun
to lore; a womsn, consciously ox,
unconsciously. asks . It at once.
And unm this weetfo 4s answer
edr until the inner thing that la
sex hss made decision a woman
la reticent and slow to seeept the
eommunlon or even casual eon-
versstlQK ' ; ..." :' "
Faith. - almost; aneonsdonsiy.
atpided-rander. Che spoke with
hUs. bat there was a aar ta aer
words. Shs saw- aim. Taut: her
yea put a Wall Tsetwwon them.
Sho thought t hiss, but ako bid
her thoughts 'from herself. Pran
der felt: this, and respected it.
There was between them an ton
spoken agreement that held them
(To be oontlnned) Y-
iOut of l.OflO dy-olJ Chicks,
bought by Clereland Gregory of
Paplno, Ala., sIT were ready to
sell at niarkettnragev ryr.
On our flax, tnipitry. The time
Is approaching when the limit or
fjiev aninhor-of-aerew o fla that
may bo treated st tkL 8tMi ,flW
plant of ths Oregon peaitoatlary
wlll be reaehed. It will WsHgh
y poatponod by tho working au
of the plaa " tor neoersgfaf
growoe ccporatrres, UkeUho ons
Btarilnff tl Ut AnyaJ, whlah wUi
leaTS fho low grsdo.Os- to-bo
thrsshsd aad Jrseessodj la the
communities near horned resort
ing thelgh grids portions to bo
treated at the aUte plant
' Bat It will also be curtailed by
tha fact thai this will gits mere
York in tho machine- shop of the
state flax plant' in making tho
mashuery aad appliances ' thst
will be needed by ths- eoopere
tirea, and the pulling machines
and their parts thst will bo -required
In Jarger output as ths
acreage In flax Increases. It is
coneelrahla thst In time tho ma
chine shops will tsks as many
men as the threshing, . retting,
scutching .snd other operations
necessary tor preparing tho flax
from tho fields for market.
And there is another means ot
limiting the number of inmates
who will bo available for all
kinds of work ia ths future. And
that means is the rerisiaa of our
parole law and tho adoption of
rules mors: la conformity with
the spirit of our constitution;
which ssya there, shall ot bo vin
dictive pnniehmsnt ta Oregon,
And moro in conformity with tho
rules of modern, penology
We have a fair parole law in
Oregon, compared with tho are
rage in this country, and mors
especially with that of any cue of
the backward states, like those la
tbe south. And we hare a fair sot
of statutes governing tho sentencing-
ot convicted saeav to prison
la Oregon, by the same compari
sons. Bat that is sot enough. Wo
need better , laws to govern our
Judges on the bench and to give
directions to the parole board in
performing their duties
And wo need a better spirit ot
cooperation among our various 1
Judges, and a better spirit of co
operation, too, between members
of our parole board and the pris
on executives, in fact, our whole
criminal cods needs going orer;
needs revision in the light of
modern Ideas of penology.
How so? Ws hare a form of
ths Baumes law in Oregon. It is
the Lewis law. It la wrong in
principle, though a resort to it Is
not frequent In our state. No man
and especially no man for com
mitting a petty crime, should
ever be sentenced to prison for
life, without hops of ever getting
a pardon. This is against modern
penology. It la tor men sent up
for petty crimes, a form of Tin
dlctlTe punishment carried to a
degree of arrant folly,
In Oregon, wa hare tha maxi
mum sentence law, under which
the judge may sentence a man to
prison, under certain rules pro
viding maximum snd minimum
terms for different crimes, and
under which s prisoner may,, af
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ter serring- half his sentence, less
allowances ef "WaV
sdrty bthTer apply ts.tti if;.
role hoard for wW7wtii
ocepliont htlsf "if I oat or those
who sra in Dqsoa wuw fvwv
forxths, commission of, He
ihVri t Hatolable, '
All sentences should be mads
namlahla. and thera should PS
nutates giving a greater uniform
ity of sentences By juages. w
ftstsncor sr man should not bo
aoat P fot-l foars iftEak
conaty-for stealing a hors while
a man in Marion county Is alren
So years ee IJoas, or paroled
int tho panch, for the fame of
fense under similar circumstap
es And so on through tho Uat,
Bettor, ,pt CQurse. make all sen
tences absolutely . indeterminate.
But thst is perhaps expecting; toe
much lor the present, or tor sev
eral generations, though no oth
er kind ef a sentence can be Jus
tified in pure, reason or according
to the rules ot modern penology.
Then our parole board should
operate under different rules. It
now is made to assume that it Is
a sort of court, or a court of re
view, examining cases of men pe
titioning for parole according to
the degree of their offending in
the first place, rather than ac
cording to their conduct and re
actions since beginning to serve
their time. Thst is wrong. is
against the spirit ot modern pen
ology. a j i
The only question, or almost
th.e only question, before the pa
role board should bo . concerning
the , competency :and! disposition ot
t,he man. asking the favor of pa
role to besome a law abiding aad
self- supporting member ot socie
ty on the outside. If such com
petency, and disposition can be
shown to ths utisiaetlon of the
parole, board, ths man should be
given -a trial, a ohanc to make
good on the outside, no matter
what ths original offense, and re
gardless of the time served in
prison. ' It It cannot be 'shown
that- be will likely become a law
abiding and self supporting mem
ber of society, he should not be
reieasea wnen tn tune comes
that aU sentences ' will , be inde
terminate, he should not ho re
leased at all; or never unless hy
further test or his competency It
can be shown that he has been sa
reformed or rehabilitated or
trained as to ho a likely useful
and law abiding- member ot so
ciety. w V
Every prison should have a
corps of experts la psychological
aad psychiatric work. Prisoners
should ail be employed and each
one should bo paid a daily wage
for hie work, and tho combined
labor of tho men in every prison
should make the institution self
supporting. And all prisoners
should bo given such work, aa will
most likely aid in their reforma
tion and rehabilitation, and tend
to qualify them for citlsenshlp
on the outside. Then,, tho parol
board sh-ould rely almost entirely
upon the word of the prison offi
cials, under proper rules, for ths
eligibility of men for release,
This presupposes a trained
corps Of prison officials, and hlgh-
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Once ajzun we remind you
Bene things ere Wpossiblev
fc others .
tterx Irapossible, lut axe net,
-. t for instance
TVe Cell Quality- lerehandlss
Doubt it if yon care to,
Bot come In and we wia
Demonstrate to yotri satkfactlca
i1TTaTrtnr va .mim"
er institutions of learning must
aid in providing such men) by
matntaintJJgelectlro courses in
nenology. and ertmlnology. When
ill these things arf naauy ejun,
we will have in this country a be
mnme of "the curbing of., our?
capita population ct pur prisons.
- We can see a beginning of this
now. in the MlnnoeoU statf Ph-
SS.IM.aa.S.aaBBMS . St W III 1WB rSSV WBT II If" II .
r. - . m m a - - . a. t -
ILCiiujurs v sat, a?kMnv4 ---
comes nearer to the shove tdealf
than any prison in this conntry.
and where, tho past twa years,
there has beea a lessening of ths
prison ' populstion,. in " a state
whoso wholo- population, has had
rapid growth. Aad this is tho
only 'marked : ease of snch dlm
iaution in any lgrgo general pris-.
on ta this -country, v.- .
Tbe Ught of modern penology
has been a loss time breaking, In
tho darkness of the past -and pre-coneatved-
-i tgnoraAeu eoncorning
tho treatment of men convicted
of crime. The Hood light la tor
tho far distant future, perhaps.
itnt. the fefaakina? llrht is encour
aging. It is one ot the most weR
com signs ut our s-cauea cit-
iUiaUon, far the cost or, crune u
our greatest needless expense,
and far and away the cause of
m. o-raatftat hearl-break. where
tha, InnoMint aaffor with the STUil-
t-m ..ji Aitn ta a rraktar extant
usn suuty, t . . . t
i Another dar will be required
to finish this series.) '. .
Town Talks ' from Bter States
man Oar Fathers Read '
As a result of an hutomobBe ac
cident' abqnt a ; t ourpr-mtrjr from
the Popt county end- of tho steel
htA: af ra. J. IT. "Albert snffered
mlnQr injuries, which, ifhile not
serious, will keen her la bed for
several weeks.' " rf
The ' council committee ' on
streets reported on the ' petition
presented .by the Tsxpsyers
league with reference to street im
provement at last night's. council
meeting. The committee recom
mended that action by the council
be deterred. Parts of Commercial.
State, Court, Liberty, and" High
streets would be improved If the
petition if followed.
Work of putting in the under
greund cables for the telephone
company began 'yesterday under
direction ot M. J. Duffy or Port
land. : Surveyor 'Winiaut Biishey went
to Mehama yesterday
For Ycu For Today
host in crossing a river 494
yards wide, landed at a, point on
the opposite side 194 yards, be
low the place from which it
started. How. .many, years - did it
go in a straight line?
Answer to fiatordaj's Problem
ft feet. Explanation divide 4 1
and 4 by (number of feet in 1
yard.) Take ths product of
these results and divide into SS0.
Multiply by I,
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