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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Tuesday Morning. December 23, 1930
University of Virginia Rec
ords Written by Jefferson
, .TLAJTA Ga" Dee. 22.
(AP) Thomas Jefferson's orl
iaal written account of a meet-
l?6 ?.f th board directors ot
tlie literary f and of the Unlver
it' o Virginia In 1824 came to
light here today. . .
The, account was inscribed In
Jefferson's own fine script, made
famous in the Declaration of la
dependence and signed by him
self as "rector.". It Is contained
in an age-yellowed book betong
1ns to John F. Burdlne, Atlanta
Burdlne the other day read an
.Aswciaiea new story from Fhil-
iaeipnia on the purchase there
by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach of a
He remembered that in 1S3S
h had purchased at a small book
shop here a volume containing
considerable Jeffersonlan writ
He carried it to the Atlanta
Journal, which Is printing a
story of the find In its Sunday
Book Contains Isettm
The book contains. In addition
to the University of Virginia
hoard report, a day-by-day ac
count of an early meeting of con
gress, and a cypher letter appar
ently about General Washington
in 1782. 'The congressional ac
count and the code letter appar
ently are in a different handwrit
ing man Jefrerson's.
The rolume also contains let
ters, unsigned, but writing sim
ilar to that of Jefferson, to Ed
mund Randolph, commenting on
I look Now Defaced
One a fine rolume, the book
now is badly defaced. Some for
mer owner used It for a scrap
hook and pasted poems and pic
tures over the fine script. A
number of pages have been clip
ped out and the book had gone
through a fire at some time.
There are many perfect pages,
however, and Burdlne thinks it
possible others may be restored
by removal of the matter pasted
The account of the University
of Virginia board meeting Is in
the most perfect state of preser
vation of any of the signed mat
ter. That section told of some fi
nancial difficulties encountered
by the institution and the inabil
ity of the directors to establish
at once all the departments con
templated by the legislature in
aa act of 1815 establishing the
"A Particular Baby"
Find Madison Autobiography'
WASHINGTON'. Dee, 22.
AP) The unpublished begin
ning of an autobiography of
James Madison, which the auth
or did not finish because he
fjund it too tremendous a task.
J" as come into the possession of
tie library of congress. ,'.
The fifteen-car, work- of the
fourth president, painstakingly J
inueu oy nts secretary and an-
atrUAIiUSI j ll m& TUAT MAN CAN'T C7 ( MISTAKE X NEVER
WEDDING' J?cS&MWa TO m amyY S-yCHiup pewoftc
ViATOV KMl p THAT'S THB WZ,
riK . O I fifl Jr? )VM CAU. IM3lpV,, p r It s'
notated by the hand of his wife,
came to the library through an
auction. Its experts regard the
manuscript as a valuable histor
Popular love of "splrltous li
quors" Madison held responsible
for the only political defeat he
noted In his long public career
for the Virginia legislature In
STAYTON1, Dec. 22. The Cath
olic school held its annuel
Christmas program on Sunday
evening at the school auditorium.
The following program "will ba
given: "Holy Night," chorus:
"Spring's Approach." Rhythmic
orchestra: "Renting the Picka
ninnies,'" dialogue; "There was
Ke Boom at the Inn": "Lore in
the Midnight Came": Santa's
Whiskers: Jolly Old Santa
Clans"; tableau; greeting, tiny
A cordial Invitation to the pub
lic is extended to attend this pro
gram. Stayton has taken on a holiday
spirit these past few days, with
the stores all decorated and many
homes already beautifully lighted,
etc. with more to follow suit
later. Various merchants have of
fered prizes for decorations.
Light, Red Heads
Easiest to Teach
Some good work is being done
for the boys of Salem high school
by the Y. M. C A., according to
Bob Boardman, physical Instruc
tor of the association. Friday saw
fire classes of 161 boys enter the
swimming tank for the second
session et instruction In the arts
of swimming. The object of the
coarse is to teach the mastering
of three swimming strokes and
'Instructors for the course are
Mr. Boardman and Fred Smith,
student of Willamette university.
Of the first term classes num
bering mere than 100 boys, there
were 37 . who could not swim m
stroke when they started in the
course in September. When they
finished all bat twe could swim
60 feet. The average age of the
boys is 16 years.
Mr. Boardman is conducting an
Investigation of the 37 lads to see
the situation from a little more of
a scientific attitude. f Measures
are being taken to compare their
ability to learn scholastic studies
and ability to learn to swim. Orer
80 per cent of the boys are from
rural communities and small
Reasons given br the boys for
their .falling to hare learned to
swim are varied: 22 said they
had no chance to learn:' others
never had the desire; some were
afraid of the water; and still
more were made to stay away
from the water by their parents'
tear ot their getting drowned.
"Light haired boys and 'red
heads' are the easiest to teach."
said Mr. Boardman in a recent
Interview. They try - harder.
"There Is no better gift to a boy
than to show him that he can
swim when he's learned to think
in the terms of not being able to
swim. There is no toy that a boy
likes better than to try out some
Ot the entire group of 17 non
swimmers, six of them had had
drowning experiences end had
been saved from the water by
some swimmer who knew life saving.
Of Linda Baer
JJnda Baer, whose father re
cently sought to have removed
from the state "girls industrial
school on habeas corpus action,
was legally sent to the school on
commitment issued out of the
Polk county court, declares Clara
Patterson, superintendent of the
school, in emended return to the
writ, filed yesterday.
The child la delinquent, ana
should remain in the homo, the
amended return states, asking
that the writ ot habeas corpus be
Case of a Marlon county family
existing in a state of abject des
titution was brought to the atten
tion of The Statesman by Mrs.
Florence Matthes. Route 9, Box
CI last week. Hermann Rape
and family consisting of a young
mother end tire small children,
she said, are llring In the Lake
Labtsh district near her home la
an old house which had been
boarded up at the windows and
made to serve as storage room for
t The mother yesterday told Mrs.
Matthes, I have no light from
the boarded up windows. I must
keep onr oil lamp burning in the
daytime to see, for there is no
glass la the windows, and it I
took off the boards, my two-year
old baby would die of the cold. In
the cold and dark it is such hard
work to care for my hungry chil
dren." The father is said to hare walk
ed to Portland to seek work and
only to have to walk back again
without having obtained it. He
had not heard of the jobs open on
county road work, according to
Mrs. Matthes, "because he was
too poor to take The Statesman,
where he would have learned of
this work available."
Food and clothing of any kind
will be accepted with joy, she
said. The mother recently had
to make the fonr boys, aged 12.
10, 8 and 7. clothes out of the
The case is being referred to
local charitable organizations.
But anyone wishing to Investi
gate can get In touch with the
case through Mrs. Matthes, by
60 ON VACATIONS
TURNER, Dec. 22 The Turn
er teachers will be scattered dur
ing the vacation season. Prof.
and Mrs. J. R. Cox will visit Mr.
Hoi'i narooti near Jefferson and
will also Tislt relatives at Port
land and Oregon City. Kenneth
Hickok droro to his home in Port
land Friday evening after the
high school basketball games. He
Is planning a trip to Mt. Hood.
Mrs. Earl Pearcy with Mr. Pear
cy and son Atlee will spend a few
days at the home ot her brother.
Wlllard Mclntruff of Marshfield.
Mrs. Iran Hadley and family will
take a trip to Longriew, Wash.
to Tislt Mr. Hadley's brother,
Clifford Hadley and family. Mrs.
father. W. H. Carrlgan, at Hood
River. Mrs. C. W. Sloan will
spend a few days at her homo at
Kings Valley after which she will
-visit her daughter. Miss Gladys
Morgan, at Eugene.
Jlr. and Mrs. C. A. Bear were
happily surprised Saturday morn
ing when their only daughter.
Mrs. R. S. Stewart, and young
son Quintan arrived from Spring
Valley, Minn., to spend the hol
iday season. They made a quick
trip, leaving Rochester, Minn..
Wednesday evening. Mrs. Stewart
fa well known and has many
friends in -Marion county where
she finished her education and
taught school for several years.
Mr. and Mrs. t, H. Small are
entertaining three of their child
ren and their families oa Christ
mas day. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
Small and daughters Ella May
and Jacqueline ot Eugene; Judge
and Mrs. B. C Small and daught
er Suzanne -of Salem; Mr. and
Mrs. L. D. Roberts and children.
Dean, Barbara and Alice of Tur
ner. , ,
STAYTON-, Dee. 22. -Hen. W.
H. Hobson and Mrs. Hobson quiet
ly celebrated their SSth wedding
anniversary on Friday. Nearly all
ot their 'married life has been
spent In Stayton Mr. Hobson hav
ing been a pioneer merchant here.
- INDEPENDENCE, Dec. 22.
The pupils ot Independence train
ing school gave a Christmas pro
gram Friday. An operetta with
the birth of the Christ child as
the theme was presented. Seventh
and eighth grade girls formed the
chorus and sang several Christ
mas songs. Students acted pan
tomime depicting scenes ot the
Other numbers included: Dia
logue, wicked prince, seventh and
eighth grade; musical selections,
fifth grade; toy orchestra; second
grade; songs, eighth grade.
After the program the different
grades went to their rooms and
enjoyed a Christmas treat pre
sented by the teachers. The pu
pils decorated a tree for the
"White Christmas." Donations ot
toys, foodstuffs. -canned fruit and
clothes for needy people were oa
Tho "White Christmas" has
been an Institution here for sev
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Ladies' Slippers, Mules
Our entire stock of leather and quilted Satin Slippers,
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up to $15.00 go at two prices
$3.95 and $4.95
Ladies' Leather Bags
Including our Complete Stock with a large sample
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Big line traveling men's samples7
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