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EIGHTY -FIRST YEAR
Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, April 24, 4932
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MFlKto A ft nn lyrftl
Case Will Reach Jury-Late
Monday; Hayter Depicts "
r, Plan as Legitimate 4.
Goldstein Dwells on ;i Fact
That Money , was Paid in
And Soon 'Grabbed
DALLkAS, April 23 (Special)
Picturing the plan of the origin
ators of the Empire Holding com
pany as A legitimate and meritorious-deal-beyond
but unfortunately launched at a
time of Ion: ebb in business when
"any such: great .adrenture wooid
be attended by great risk." Attor
ney Oscar Hayter of Dallas late
'this afternoon laid the foundation
for the closing defense plea in the
trial ot Frank Keller Jr., one of
fire former directors of the hold
ing company . charged with devis
ing a scheme to defraud the pub
lic. .- ' '-'..T . - -
Striking at a vital spot in the
state's ease, Hayter read irom re
solutions adopted by the directors
November H, 1930, that "promis
sory notes shall be accepted as
payment for not to exceed 20
shares of. stock prior to January
Knew Above Notes
Pointing to this, he told the
Jury It is rank nonsense for any
one to say the corporation com
missioner could be deceived when
this statement is right in the min
utes of the company's books." He
argued that the promissory notes
ot $20,000 each given by the five
directors and exhibited to the cor
poration commissioner December
10, 1930, refuted state's charge
that there was deception in direc
tors' statements, when permit was
sought, that $20,000 cash had
been paid in.
Hayter opened the defense ar
gument to the jury at 4:45
o'clock, after Special Prosecutor
Barnett Goldstein for the state
had spent most of the day in re
viewing plaintiff s case. Defense
will finish its plea Monday morn
ing when court reconvenes at 9: IS
o'clock, and final plea for. Keller
will be made by Attorney Frank
Lonergan. The case is expected
to go to the jury late Monday af
' . Pointing to the defendant Kel
ler not as a "bird of passage" but
as one who came to Portland to
jnake a home and who secured a
contract with the Empire directors
so he would "not be at the whim
of the stockholders' and might es
tablish a permanent home." Hay
ter read from telegram after tele
gram which painted Keller as a
super-stock salesman and organ
iser of the highest type." These
were mostly from Utah, where
Keller allegedly successfully pro
moted stock sales for the Capital
Underwriters. Bringing into play,
the .growing appeal for home pro
duets, - the Dallas lawyer voiced
commendation of the holding com-
. panys idea to keep Oregon insur
ance money in Oregon.'
v He attacked testimony of
George 'Roblson from several an
gles, declaring the witness "not to
be trusted . . . whatever he is, not
a: fool ... but probably one who
knows which side his bread is bat
tered on." He attacked Roblson's
- statements; that: Fetty, Stockman
and Coshow signed contracts Oc
tober 1C and declared these not
signed until nearly a month later.
. Fact that the corporation, com
missioner had the matter Jn hand
a month and then puV bis stamp
of approval-upon it should leave
no feeling that the directors had
devised-e- scheme to defraud, he
. submitted.-1'"" " --wT JT : -i
He Severely criticized . the pros
ent corporation commission-'for
allowing "photostat ' copies of the
-- records to appear in ! the papers
"particularly one Salem r paper"
r criticised the presentation of
-the Empire Holding company's af
fairs ? through this paper . and
avowed that the commissioner bad
jeopardized the interests of 'some
800 I stockholders by. revoking
permit of the eompany and then
giving to the newspapers informa
tion that the permit had been re
, voked. . ' r
1$ Still Existent vJ; - -
Following this line of argument
to take blame tor the let-down "of
the holding eompany from opera
' tton ot the dlrects, Hayter said he
" was surprised the cmpanjr was still
existing : and ' attempting to carry
on, : that there had apparently
been no sales lately and that there
is no known value bfthe stock,
anil that some 800 'people over
the state may stand to lose be
cause of misconstruction ot orig
inal " statements.
Hayter pointed to the bulk of
testimony of state's witness' as
oral statements, which' had passed
through two or three hands,, and
liktned itt to the children's game
of "telerhone. Iii; which A sen
tence Is whispered through a line
of persons, - with the last la the
Htia tit!nr aloud what - he 'tras
beard often mnea from the otlg
' "What a stock salesman mfeht
say is not binding upon the de
f fendant," Hayter declared at an-
: Determined to Visit RtiickpIVTJhes SCHODLTUITIOW FMpinos
, ; ;-.r: , UtluL I U, ULIIUII , -
: 1. Si -. COURT TIIFfM - ase;
! r v''- f j, X ' 1 Appear, Agreed bn That '
n y ,1 MX'.' ' General Desire
t:i H i t - V S X 1 i II II , - s II lit " 1 - I
:W - I - ii i i ) . . . uriimilii nm a taimirt I
Undaunted by the -warning of Attorney Walter B. Smith, of Bell County, Ky., thai "the Civil liberties
Union will be suppressed In Bell County, Jnst as we would suppress the mad dog," Arthur Garfield
troubled ara to inTesUgate mining activities and to defend the persons arrested ta labor troubles.
The delegation Will b romnosrd
Rev. John Haynes Holmes, New York; Corliss P. Lamont, sou of the
m R.ma. anil If. ITaitrMI Tmrmm 9m A Miukivt tiurtin.
Roger Baldwin, of the American
More men Sent out Though
1 Road Work Loss; Wood
Jobs Afforded 60
Employment took an upward
turn here, last week, while appli
cations Increased but slightly, ac
cording to the report of E. A.
Kenney, manager of the V. ,S.
T. M. C. A. Employment, bureau.
Despite the fact that county. road
jobs were cut in half. 17 more
men were sent to work than dur
ing the: previous week.
; Sixty men were placed at wood
cutting jobs last week, in contrast
with but 19 the week before.
Likewise farm work Increased.
Common labor, however, was less
While but four of the eight
women .applying tor jobs were
placed last week, five out of six
obtained positions during the pre
vious week. Housework was the
only kind of job available.
Men were sent to work as fol
lows: farm 28, common labor 12,
wood cutting 60. painting . three,
county roads 38. The manager
was able to provide men capable
of filling all ot the 145 calls for
help, a situation which previously
had not, prevailed.
Wages for all classes of work
are generally very low; For cut
ting wood, the men are receiving
1. 1 ujn 10 page iz, coi. lj
HONObULU.f April 23 (AP)
- Aga!nt-thedefense -contention
that Lieut, Thomas' H. Massie was
mentally deranged - when he .fired
the shot that killed Joseph Ka
hahawai. the prosecution In the
lynching .case fought its way into
the record today with testimony
of two alienists that the nary of
ficer was sane at the time.
Denied the privilege of examin
ing Massie because of objections
by Clarence Darrow, leader of the
defense. Dr. ' Paul Bowers, Los
Angeles psychiatrist, expressed
his oDinton on the stand after
studying the record in the ease
arid, after " several defense" objec
tions had been Overruled. vfHit,
U Dr. Bowers expressed the belief
that- the .. whole affair had been
premeditated by Massie and the
other defendants, Mrs. Granville
Fortescue, his mother-in-law, Al
bert O. Jones .and Er J. Lord, as
1t turned out.' -t
' RARITY,! OREGON ; ;
: CARLTON, Ore. t April 2 3
AP) Great flocks of . wild
geese, ' northbound,, flew , over
Carlton yesterday. d . - ' ,
f . During the past few years only
scattered flocka hate been seen
and-yesterday'e flight was the
greatest noted since 1921. .
. About one hundred wUd swans,
were seen flying north recently.
I ASSACLT IS CHARGED '
OREGON CITY, Ore., April 22
- ( AP) V. Fisher of Park
Place was arrested today as one
of two alleged poachers who at
tacked Sergeant - H. E. Mead .ot
the state police last Thursday
nlrtit. ' ".J.' .
Fisher was charged with as
sault with intent to nu. t
n.JIV OLSEN HONORED c
: CORVALLIS. Ore., April 2 4
IB E WAS
N , 11 , 7 of Welnacht vs. Oscar D. Bower, lini in n n R P
I X. -l -'m'f rM ULIILIItll L'SSIL'ULII
of flr othi nro mlnent. AmricM.
Civil Liberties Union. The delegation will go to Kentucky this week.
VIEnFORn Ora. Anril IS
(AP) The state fire marshal.
state police, the county sheriff's
office and city authorities have
launched an investigation into the
allegedly incendiary fire which
swept through the Med ford pack
ing plant district early today.
..,::..iT; ,L ' I
Total losses from the fire were
1150 000 and 1200 000 about
half 'of which was covered by in-
Fire started almost simultan-
eously in the Bardwell Fruit com-
mi .aaa .i..t iw v o i A. i
Vu; ywak miu .u iiv nusuo mici i
Lumber company yard. From
these slants it snread to the
Growers Fruit Exchange and the
Swift Sc Company building. Fire-
hours before controlllnar them.
. " I
The campaign of Milt Scherp-
Ing for state treasurer Is ranldlv
being organized, according to word
received Saturday. Dr. P. 0. Itiley,
editor of the Hubbard Enterprise.
has been named campaign mana
ger and wilt take up his head
quarters in the Scherping office In
Portland. Lee D. Drake, formerly
of Astoria, will be assistant and
A. G. Lambert of Portland treas
Scherping is going to work for
harmony in state administration,
said Doc Riley. He plans if elect
ed to cooperate with Governor
Meier and Secretary Hoss for the
best Interests of the state. His
speaking dates will carry him into
Oregon most of this
. tmm ine aemocrauc national commlt
UeOrge JOnnSOn tee. Fred J. Fisher, W. C. Durant
George Johnson of Brooks lay
In' the eity jail last night, unable
to raise $500 bail "set yesterday
when he pleaded not gouty to a
charge of driving an automobile
while nnder the influence of in-
roxicaung uquor. ,
I 1 Oa-.., Ma.l- .1.,.
a?4 1 1 J ; Oa.ttfUa (UVlUUIftl Vaa0
with Am. Long, route 7, who was
charged with being drunk and in
possession " of wine. Long, "who
also pleaded not guilty when ar
raisrned before Municipal Judge
w.Ii. i uaa v.ii
The trial has been set for Wed
Wild Geese Fly to North -.-Alleged
' : DeMolays Pick Klamath -"
Escaped . Convict Is Held
1 acted today by the order of JDe-
Molay for its 1933 annual con
Two boys from Corvallis and
six from Portland were awarded
-.ttat.An far tn Urion of honor
today. Five adults were given the
.. - a MM . la.l-J.J
prima or nanor. . inn uciuunu
01af01sen. of Salem, and Glen
Fabrkk, of. Medford. r"
' CHARGE PISTOL TOTIXQ
PORTLAND Ore.. April , 23
(AP) Phillip Davis, 27, -who,
police said their records showed.
is an escaped convict from the
Oregon state penitentiary, was
arrested here tonight on a charge
ot carrying a concealed weapon. 1 Smith's lake east o Baker today i to do this; the ordinance provld-1 caUon and training, and the han
He was held under $1000 baiL j and drowned. His companions, un- ed that the vacaUoa should be dicapped delinquent or dependent
Policesaid Davis,? when :arri awe .to puii aim rrom tne water, i consiuerea yoia ana mo nrw. ,uu. a . .i---roBtml
was carrylns a loaded au- came to BakeT for help. Baker I re-dedicated. The club did not clallsta wUl bring the fruits ot
tomaUc pistol. He told police he
was on narole f rdm the state
Thcv . If tn Ho-ht. h!
finonder; Professor Harry El-
a TW-l- t
ThMn ntham IAI I InfiAK I
I III CC UUICId DUIICU UliU&l
Piles of mud, Rescue
Crews Work Hard
M aumet. w. va.. April Z3 I
KAtri ire men were crusnea 10
m a w - .
death, at least three others were
buried beneath tons of earth and
n ,g?rnment dm Prj6Ct
n PrA f Anient
S M CAVES Irl
,ri .-1 .
construction ornciais said it
youia be impossible- to determine
UDiu niTiirni iittk nnmnr nnriM I
- -a-- .
ln Pes of mud, but that they I
were certain three more men
would be round dead. I
There were three malor alM.
a " a.a, I
Roush 18 a workman
tonai r n j v .... i
nuincia KUBueu Lti Limir rp.rim l
v - j a - i
and they were diamine frantically
i w?lZ Jl , i S "&ntlcuJ
In the earth piles when the second
rail occurred, trapping a group ot
A short time after the second
f"7. .1- -Tr,'
7Z7' Ir ' wo
" " I
Cause oi tie cave-In was unde-1
IS SUIT TIER
WASHINGTON. Anril 23
(AP) The object for days of an
unavailing senate search, two nf I
Wall Street's bi bear traders
Thomas E. Bragg and Bernard E. I
BmiLn Caimir Wallcail Intn a nm J
mittee room today and proceeded
to tell a story paeked with start!-1
ing surprises for their eager In-1
JOhn j. iu.kob. chairman otEndeavor Heads
ano w. rf Kenny, they testified.
had been associated with them In
la gigantic $32,000,000 pool en
j Anaconda Copper la 1929. They
In addition, they said Mrs. MI-
ehael J. Meehan. whose husband
i, v p Vfc Mai ,
.Ml aa- . V . . M
ywv. vm al.AV BbW. ill fllQ MIU
1929. A subpoena has been Issued
i tor xeenan.
IMxir Tr fil JTVif
iwv.r mm aaHS a va
MEDFORD. Ore.. April 2$.
(AP) The sUte today filed 14
countre affidavits resisting a mo
tion tor a nsw trial for Albert W.
Reed, of Denver, who Is s erring a
life term In the Oregon state peni
tentiary tor the murder, of Victor
Knott, Ashland policeman. . -
Three Ashland merchants sign
ed aff lvadits saying they . visited
the Ashland police station imme
diately after the shooting last No-
vember hut that they did not see
Reed there. Reed testified at his
trial he went to the station to
learn what had caused the police
I lOTVt ." ' 'frH 1 . "... (: ...
Baker Lad Falls
In Lake, Drowns
-BAKER. Ore April 23. (AP)
Thomas Yeager, 14, of Baker.
fell out ofa home made boat on
firemen - and volunteers went to
the lake to attempt to recover the
Carson and McMahan ISSlie
Ctatomont nprf fe I
Actloa on the long-delayed ease
of Weinacht vs. OBcar D. Bower,
Marion county . sheriff, appears
probable for. this week as counsel
in the litigation and Judge I H,
McMahan, who will hear the ar
guments in jower -court here,
were la agreement Saturday, that
action at ence was imperative.
The suit Involves j the legality of!
high school tultiop. taxation.
Statements and counter-etate-
ments, meanwhile, were being is-
ucu fJ wuuS n. axmu. .uu
that he was willing to try the
mu m nrtfm hlU Harann aaln I
this was new to him since he
thourht McMahan had disanall-
fled - himself by expressing an I
opinion on the matter. Carson
also stated that he wanted to go
into the law in full In the lower
court while McMahan said he ta-
Tronul ahnrt irrnmtnli an9 an Im- I
utcibiuu wa iu uutu
could be rushed to the supreme I
court for a final decision. Taxi
payments are being held up while I
the matter is in court. I
Appear Agreed a I
it appearea certain Saturday
night that the case could be
brought Into court Tuesday. Car-
i iuik u wu wimas i
llFi ? Kfi''!?
I IfaMahavi taM via tvanM ks V a
"- luea aa -ames u. nenzeu
p !"i i" piinuf nu
v --w .ti-a uuca uv wu mur
. . . I
r - 1 opportunity.
i.. iV iu.idi ir- i
... m?u""l jwwuay.
" v-cbwu -"o tao roiuro 1
v w j " " i
-.flat MV1 tA tM i a, aa . . A I
----0 a. vy.uiwu wu i
uu-,7 i.u.u.u wuuiu
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1 m ine c"e ar ine CIr"
eumstances ewen If it were other-
..i.i. ra,n ..m
Knn, ,n mAwmni. I
.. 1 v.
.v. ' J
rlr to "her side to present
the matter to him.
f-t aar Ma. n . laaa Vr.ra1.a.
.uj t j Vi
uat lutuoueuii auu-ii ua ieis 11
is right for him to proceed, so
far as I am concerned he will Im-J
mediately get the opportunity.'
'Pro Formal' Verdict
Nt to his Liking
Tii t.t.m,t f 4,0--. f
th n.nn -.-mHTiii. that tr i
ll ad appeared in court he would
have suggested the entry of a
pro-formal verdict.' whatever
that may be.
"There should be no such a I
thine as a nro formal daer in
this suit Both sides of the litis-.01!.
tlon are In good, faith and mean
hnalnMs TV,- -.,,av.tt. t- I
law and Is highly important, and
(Turn to page 12. col. 4)
tn - v
Are Chosen at
e . . i . i
PORTLAND, Ore., April
(AP) The Oregon Christian En-
deaVor union tonight adopted the
Jrt of t? ioXunVcommft!
tee,- elecUng a new set . of oftJ-
IOT eDSUlDg J'i
Edgar W. Hoover of Portland,
; was advanced to the "Presidency.
I Ralph Tarbell and Lea Turner
were elected Tice-presioenis. or-
meny eairy one m"Mtb9'M1- temple last night: The
mm- i ii.iiiw.
n... a V.M.. mT,A
su.w.u vumiu va -a.i.suv
LUV ACT XX. 0. A twiu.a Wav
T TT T im.1.., oa.
named regional vice-presldeats;
pmldt; Vlol one.. Port-
land was re-electd secretary; and
William Maurer waa named
.Officers will be Installed Sun
day. . .
Ball Club Loses
Suit Over Park
.But Will Appeal
PORTLAND. Ore.' April 23 -
(AP) Circuit Judge Hewitt to -
day dismissed an injunction suit
hrnn,h th Portland baseball
elub to prevent .the city of Port-
land from opening, up Wilson
street through . the . duVn r ball
park at 24th and Vaughn streets,
Th eity ordinance yacatlnr
Wilson street provided the ball
V a a a .a a . . .
ClUb Should DUlld U new grana -
staad and make improvements by
May 1, 1931. If the club failed
I make the improvement. ' "
V The' court granted the eluh 0
'days in which to tile aa appeaL
Will Evacuate Banks District by Monday, say
Japanese Employers -owe Them Mpney
And Claim Inability to pay
BANKS, Ore-, April 23-(AP) Ordered out of the
B&nks-Hillsb&d strawberrv district bv a ctoud of white
farmers and laborers, 87 Filipinos tonight telegraphed Gov-
ernor Julius L. Meier askino;
Hii fuu v-AV'A4 Stv-caaA aA v aavaa m vsvum w vvwavvi btiv uiova tv w w j
Fourteen Arrested; Many of
Recent Bank Robberies
Solved say Police
mmm mm 0
Canture of a kidnaping and bank
CHICAGO. Aprtl 23 (AP)
roooeir w5 '" V
. - - mmm aM fB 1 AM
in MCTerai ivaics "
authorities tonight as they ques-
tionea it prisoners nere
Twenty-nine bank robberies, a
dozen kldnapings, and numerous
other crimes were the offenses
with which police charged the tras-
peets who Included two young
wnmn WltnMlM were belnz
n .tatu t
lummvueu "iu uwiu; "-'--
Howard A. Woolverton, weal
thy manufacturer of South Bend,
Ind.. who was kidnaped two
months aro. scrutinised the alleg-
Ad desneradoes at a "show no.'
and said one susnect 'Hooked a
llttl like" one of his abductors.
Ransom of 150.000 was demand-
iea I or wooirenon, dui wneiaerit
1 . .a
. . ... .
unief invesugator pat Kocne or
tns state s attorney's oince, wno
aiiwiia round nn or in nnr.
. " " . T""
isaia ne would take them Monday
to Blackford - county, Indiana.
wner vicums or several robber
lies would view them.
jsmes Barrett, said to be a
oui xoaay oy wmiam fseiaei, po-
a . . . ...
ucb cmei or t-tarrrora i :irT. inn
aa una or inn nanaita wnn nnrairv-
- - -
l.o from the Hartford City
Citizens' state bank last Oct. 7
l-,"ens slate Dnk U8t oct- I-
WASHINGTON, April 23-(AP)
Forces behind Franklin D.
Roosevelt and Alfred E. Smith
will clash Tuesday in Massachus-
setts and Pennsylvania In pri
"iTv 'H1 maT decId
J", lBO UT J" .uo-jTei.
cBdlda?T 5" be checked suffl-
cientiy to block his nomination.
week ,u,t 0Ttr w ,mu
number of delegates selected by
P1ies. Of the 490 demo-
IS Sates chosen to date.
ivwutoiou, MUW uaa jai EINrN
iBd cIaIme1 ,or him, with 8enator
HamUton LewU ot Illinois far
hack n second place with 18.
President Hoover Increased his
total slightly and now has all but
22 of the 44S republican delegates
selected so far either pledged of
Jl . Im mjt Va. VI a.
vj aim wanagvrs. rormer
. l mnce 0t
. aaaaaaa. BIHWW1 "P"
ponent, disputes 07 of his claimed
total of 241.
BTRTT S 'CAR STOLEN
Dr. R. D. Byrd. superintendent
or the state Institution for the
i feeble minded, reported to eity
poiice that . ms . automobile ' was
Mfa CotUgtt street . near
I a m la Mr mnni Wnrm. nrn.im
I ' " --- a.a.0a,a.
I llona nlalM 1 A9fl K
I m-mmm, a.- -.
Child Health Parleu to
V'"" "CUHIH UI;(( W
Be Event of May 2jmd 3
Salem will . be host to people
from all parts of the state May j
S and 3, when the state confer
ence on Child Health and; Protec
tion will be held at the statehouse.
This event waa called by the gov
ernor, Julias I Meier, and Is Ore
gon's conference to apply the eon-
1 elusions of the White House eon-
1 Terence held in if 31. , , -
i ,ucu prwpmrsuoa u son uw
I plans tor the conference, accord-
ing to Mrs. Saldie Orr Dunbar,
- .. . , Jait a a a it i
l Tica-caairman, w. imieu oaicui
Friday. The executive committee
iiaeiaaes inose ioremosi ja ue
I woTk of safeguarding the health
j and training ot younx people. The
I ' Jl.l.l.aa a. . V a aa.
1 gesccat-. uivisiuna a iu cwa.Br-
J ence embrace medical service, pub-
lie health and administration, eou
j their sxrrience. v - - -r - v
1 . Monday. May 1, win be devoted
I to meetings by sections. Concrete
him to investigate the situa-
' The telegram to the chief ex
ecutive asked for . an Investlga-
tionvof f the injustice done us.".
Persons connected ' with the
strawberry Industry said the sit
uatlon had been aggravated -by
newspaper, stories quoting, the
Filipinos, as' saying they would
not leave the district.
Johnnie Estlgoy, spokesman
for the Filipinos, said they knew
not what course to pursue. He
said their -Japanese employers
owe them money but claim to be
nnable to pay now. The Filipinos
have no other work In prospect
and had remained here, hoping
that the weather would Improve
so they could obtain work pick
A. B. Chappell.- strawberry
buyer, said that under normal
weather conditions there would
be enough work for both the
Filipinos and white laborers but
that at present there is a surplus
of labor and that the Filipinos
are being forced out for that
The demand that the Filipinos
leave the district was made fol
lowing a mass meeting of whites
last night. They were said to
have told the Filipinos to be
gone by C o'clock tonight but
later agreed to extend the time
Values of Adversity Held
Up to Ught by Noted
MONMOUTH, April 23 (Spe
cial) About 1100 persons . gath
ered here today to make the
sixth annual Education Confer
ence ' sponsored by the Oregon
Normal school an outstanding
success and, the .largest to date.
Dr. Arne S. Jensen of Monmouth
Normal organized the conference.
Dr. Curtis T. Williams of the
University of Washington, main
speaker at both morning and aft
ernoon assembly, followd Presi
dent J. 8. Landers' welcome ad
dress with his serious, timely and
helpful discussion of "The Teach
er In a Aroubled World". He
said In part:
"In a time of bounteous plen
ty, no spiritual, ethical or cul
tural movement grows.. When
material prosperity baa vanished,
at least fo a time, attention to
fundamental values rises.. On ev
ery hand, apparently, we see
want. On every hand we observe
those who see nothing but dark
ness. "Our great spiritual leader
came In a time of terrific depres
sion. His coming was a disap
pointment to many, but his
spiritual message has since led
people out ot many depressions.
"Ont of this welter of uncer
tainty and depression through
which we now are 'groping, the
teachers of 40,000,000 school
children today have a marvlous
opportunity to lead toward the
fundamentals of life and to a
re-evaluation of the true spirit
ual, ethical And cultural con
cents. ' . . -..
; -The1 fundamental, ot' liberty
on .- which- this republic was
founded la liberty that Is earned
and not license," he said, con
tinuing. "The material on which
a child is trained . gives him his
point' of view. So whatever the
child Is able to - conjure up
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problems will be tackled and an
effort made to summarize eon'
elusions. Tuesday there will be the
general conference and this la the
day when the general public will
find the program most Interesting.
"A guest speaker will be George
Aubrey Hastings, extension, direc
tor of the White House confer
ence.' He will address a public
meeting Monday sight.
--A Marlon eounty committee.
headed by Dr. B. F. pound, will
aid. In the local plans and repre
sent this county in the sessions.
Thepublic Is Invited to attend. A
regstratlon fee of SOe will be
charged which will admit one to
all sessions and obtain for the per
son a copy ot the conference find
ings. No charge, however, will be
made for the Hastings lecture of
A general meeting' of the execu
tive board and committees ef the
Marlon eounty publid health asso
ciation win follow the afternoon
session la the hall ot representa
CCPDCT PI IIDC- f
Informal Meeting Is Held
With Findings if any "V;
Not yet Revealed
Legalizing Societies' is one
Seeking to determine a course
of action4 toward remedy of the '
recurring evils resulting from se
cret societies In Salem high school.
the .fire members of the school
board me Informally In a down- ' . ;
town office last night. Only the ;
directors attended the meeting.
Whether or not they decided
what should be that course, they -did
not choose to reveal, but sUt-
ed that the matter would be ban
died publicly at the regular meet- -Ing
at the high school Tuesday
Bight At that time. Superintend
ent George W. Hug will recom
mend that the seven boys defin
itely involved in the kidnaping and
alleged mistreatment of Victor
DeJardln last Tuesday, be expelled
from school for the remainder of
the semester. If this action is
taken, the boys will automatically
lose their credits. It is under
stood. Full Cooperation
The board members deny the
charges that they have not cooper
ated with Principal. Fred D. Wolf
in driving out the secret societies.
Wolf was hired three years ago
for the express purpose of remedy
ing the secret society trouble.
Much of the blame for the ex
istence and escapades of the so
cieties lies on the heads of the
parents and alumni members, it
was declared after the meetlivg
last night The directors voiced
their need of the public's coapera- '
tlon In meeting the situation. , 1
Barring secret society members
from participation in student
body affairs. Including athletics,
will not by Itself solve the prob-
lem.lt was averred. Students pre
ferring school athletic activities to
secret society membership may
hereafter refrain from the secret
affiliations. It was argued,, but
there will remain the larger per-
centage of students with the fra
ternal inclination who wHl con
tinue to maintain the Illegal or
ganizations unless more drastic
action be taken.
One half-way course has been
suggested, that of legalizing the
societies by providing them with .
a faculty advisor and requiring
them to submit to school authori
ties their charters and member
ship lists. This scheme, however, -has
been tried and found unsu'e-
eessful, it was pointed eut Four
years ago this plan was Instituted
but later abandoned as unsatis
factory. Former .members of the socie
ties last week spoke of this course
in derision. The club meetings
with the advisors were mere
shams, they said. Meetings ef the
organizations continued to be held
With only the Julius Caesar or--. .
ganixatlon Involved In the present '.
trouble, members ot the other .
three secret societies are com
plaining that the former group by
its misbehavior will bring penal
ties upon all. They plead their in
nocence 6f notoreus escapades
even while admitting their or
ganizations are Illegal. ,
Has; oa Warpath
. Superintendent Hug last week
declared himself on the warpath
against, the secret societies. Tol
eration of the societies existence r .
has reached its limit, with their V
unwholesome influence on stu- ,'
dent morale, he Intimated. - v r
As for the legal side of the'
J. C group's actions last .Tuesday,-7
the school directors say they will "'
hare no part In It The crime an
gle ot the affair Is tor the courts
to decide, in their estimation.
A definite date for preliminary :
hearngs toy the seven boys who -have
pleaded not guilty to the as
sault and battery charge has not
been set Although Judge John C ',
Siegmund certified the fire boys :'
under 18 years ot age back from u
juvenile court to Justice court it -was
understood yesterday - that . .
Justice of , the Peace . Miller B. ,
Hayden did not approve of, this Vi
Arrangements for the hearings .
will be made Monday, It la ex-.
pected." -r.-V-i - - - '
if; Gather Monday
6alem members of the Oregon j
Retail Jewelers association win -go
to 'Portland . tomorrow- to at-;
tend the annual convention ot the.
organization, to be held at the
Multnomah hotel. A. . A. . Keene,
of Pomeroy and . Keene, elected
secretary of the ergan tzatton at
the convention - here last year.
will speak at the : afternoon ses
sion..: : a '. " '-. .
Mr. Keene prepared the attract-
Ive 23-page convention program,
which was printed. hy The States- v
man.-....-.".. " a, - .
.v ether point. 7 - '
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