The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 17, 1932, Page 2, Image 2

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    The OHEGON STATESUAli; galea, Oresoa, Tuesday Honda, May 17, 1822
tia 'i tU
Carson Makes Statement on
McMahan Charges and
. Gets new" Answer
. ' (Continued Cram P&" 1)
eonvlctlos and before Ids sentence
a. minister of the J gospel and a
business man, 1.M formerly
a lawyier. become Interested In
this case and concluded that they
should kelp him. It possible. They
went ta-McMahaa and discussed
the- matter .with hlm4 McMahan
adTlaed them to discharge the at
torney who acted for the catena
ant at trial and hare th defend
ant annlr for a" parole at the time
of sentence, and that he (McMa
han) weald parole .him.
Promise1 of Parole
Declared Broke .
: Acting on MeMahan's adrlce
they had the attorney discharged
and when time for sentence. ar
rlyed they appeared with the de
fendant In open court in me mt
- confidence r that a Judge woold
keep -hi word This Judge, how
erer. was different. - McMahan
from his seat of Justice, looked
down oia tbaedefendant, who was
At. him merer, sentenced him to
the penitentiary and denied him
t-Mrol In direct violation of his
word. Those Interested may apply
tA te conntr cieva 10 aee
. court file la the case bearing reg
itar number 213 IT tor a com
plete record of this occurrence.
This ! glTes a faint picture of
the man who Is eemplalnlng.abont
. otheraJ With -this background
Ukes brass" to break into print
as McMahan has done. With sucn
a record, andHhat Is only part of
It, ha now essays to be political
boss of the county.
To attain this end he has de
liberately lied to the people In
his public statements about my
office and my duties. McMahan
who did not eyen know the law
pertaining to the opening of
term of court (tho first thing
Judge must know), now pretends
to be all wise In other people's
affalrsrHe has stated that I per
aonkllr I received $8600 of the
ionWa: money ' to which I was
not legally entitled and" that the
deputy district attorney has re
ceived from the prohibition fund
th and of S 4800 Illegally. The
statement is maliciously and de-
Published without charge by The Statesman with the view of af
fording Toters more Information before the primary, Friday, May a 9
Brief Statements oo
Their Training and
Their Platforms
i Howard M. Perry
Candidate for Treosarer,
Salem . .
Howard M. Perry, candidate tor
city treasurer, was born in Du
buque, Iowa, and was raised lu
Minneapolis, Minn. " Later he at
tended the University of Minne
sota." Then he worked for the
Standard Oil company In the
firm's general' office in Fargo,
North Dakota, and ,1a. Minneapo
lis, Minn.. For three and, one
half years Perry managed a lum
ber yard Ja Montana, Then he
served as deputy county treas
urer, ran tor the office of county
auditor of Valley county, Mon
tana, and was -elected. later he
became manager of a lumber yard
for ' the Boise Payette Lumber
company In Idaho. For the fast
eight years he has been city sales
man for Cobbs and Mitchell, lum
ber retailers.. , V
Perry .believes In ' cooperation
with other city v officials in the
performance of the duties of the
treasurer's office. He believes in
courteous service to tho public at
all times since he is the people's
representative la the office. "If
elected to the office of city treas
urer, it will be my determination
to run it efficiently and economi
cally, Perry states.
Joe Williams
Candidate for Republican Nom
ination for Sheriff
'Joe Williams, candidate for the
republican nomination as sheriff.
was born in Seligman, Missouri,
July 9, 1890. He moved to Kan
sas wnen 15 years of age, then to
Washington and Oregon in 1907.
Mr; Williams located In Salem,
January 1, 1923.
Mr. Williams has ,A daughter,
21, and a son, 11. He is a mem
ber of Elks lodge 336 and won
national attention for his sales
service in 1931 with the Wlllard
battery company. Williams serv
ed for one and one-half years in
the sheriff's office in Pacific
county, Wash., during the world
war period. In his Judgment, tho
use of good common sense is the
Important thins; in handling any
business, with a close watch being
kept regularly . oyer all depart
ments and plenty ot hard work
used. '' '
Williams, while a member 'ot
the school board -of the Liberty
district, has succeeded in reduc
ing the. tax levy 25 per cent each
year. he was on tho board. The
board and the faculty, neverthe
less, have raised the standard efl
the school from thirteenth in the
county to third. Williams consid
ers himself an economist in public
affairs, efficiency considered.
His statement on several moot
ed questions Is: ' ,v
"As to the question that has
been asked regarding prohibition.
or the 12th amendment. I do not
feel .that that is a matter for me
to answer, as well as J would like
to, that Is a question squarely up
to the people. . As long as the law
appears on the statute books It
must be enforced as all other
laws, and is not for me, to say
whether It is good or bad. as I do
not know and could have little to.
do with making a change If I did
know just what was best. I voted
for the law as we now have it, but
do not know what I would do In
case It should come up for a rote
again. I would nave to consider
the method proposed. I hare al
ways been a law abiding' citizen
and believe In all things that, are
good and nothing bad. I have a
family and believe" In building
men and women up In character
Instead of down. To my belief
the man that answers the church
questions, as the church would
have them answered is doing an
injustice td the cause In question.
as I do not believe any one Is In a
position to know Just what Is best
at this time anent this question of
prohibition. We have laws gov
erning the subject which should
be considered sufficient to cope
with the situation."
I when he should have been read
ing the law books. Not having
the industry to state the- reasons
liberately false. In support ot his for his decision or the intestines
statement ne cues iub vmi i io inooaoce uecisiuu ui cj
ease of Hum is ton vs. Schaffer, 145
To snow
PjlI. lffi f?8 Pae. 651)
the utter dishonesty of his attack
I recommend that those interest
ed read that case. The opinion of
the court there is based on a
statute different tTom the Oregon
law and has no application what
ever to !tbe-matter here, as Mc
Mahan irell knows.
Declare McMahan
Knows He's Wrong
"McMahan further knows; aa
everyone else knows, that I never
personally received one eent of
the money he- speaks about. When
Mr. Oehlhar was TMstrlct attorney
and when J. O. Heltzel was dis
trict attorney, the county court
paid their stenographers $50 a
month; One of our stenographers
has received 850 a month from
the county since I have been dis
trict attorney. This amount Is only
nart of the salary paid this sten
ographer. These payments have
been authorised by Judges Bush
ey, Downing, Hunt and Sleg
mund. every one of whom has
been an honest, able and honor
able eounty Judge and whose good
name cannot be besmirched by
''He also has accused me ot
permitting the calling ot witness
ea for a defendant before the
grand Jury in a certain case. Ap
parently, his conception of justice
and th duty of a grand jury is to
Indict whether it is Justifiable or
not. Next we will hear that peo
ple he Is out to hook" shall not
have any, standing In court what
ever. If he looked up the law.
(and this law Is not silly), be
would find that It is proper for a
grand jury to hear evidence In be
half ot the defendant. In the case
he mentions, which was the case
ef the state of Oregon against the
Oregon Pulp A Paper company, he
forced I the matter, before the
grand Jury at the taxpayers ex
pense, when the- difficulty had
been almost remedied, and after
an Indictment' was found, on his
own motion dismissed the case
without . trial,, a most unusual
thing for a court to do. The net
result Was loss of public money
"One of tho most recent dem
onstrations of McMahan politics.
and his disposition to shirk the
responsibilities of his office. Is his
shifting of tho tax 'tuition case
from his own shoulders to those
of Judge Lewelllng. It was sug
gested i that for reasons of pro
priety McMahan should not pass
upon that particular case Inas
much as he had given an uncon
eidered 'curbstone' opinion on the
question before It was presented
to hinU Since then, I am reliably
Informed, he has expressed an op
posite opinion. That was the po
litical thing to do.) Undaunted,
however, McMahn Insisted upon
the opportunity to sit as judge
la the case. Accordingly, the case
came before him. I prepared and
submitted a brief the day follow
ing and and it has been in his
bands for almost three weeks.
Blames) McMahan
For Recent Delay
' "Instead of giving the matter
his thought and attention, for
which be is paid, he devoted his
time to the furtherance ot the
candidacies ot certain Individuals
for office, and to. thewTlting ot
his recent tirade. In tho mean
time, he was waited upon by one
or two! delegations ot citizens In
terested In receiving a decision, of
the case, one way or another;
These citizens wanted action. Mc
Mahan could not make his usual
excuse that tho delay was caused
bv - too much - court work, be
cause there had not been any,
The facts were too well and gen
orally known in this case of pub
lic Interest. He has spent his
Vmm playing politics and damning
eaTers for mlncondnct in office
Chester A. Page
Candidate for City Councilman,
Ward Two
kind, he did what might be ex
pected of him. He passed the buck.
as usual, to a judge. In tact, he
was so eager to crawl out from
under that he transferred the case
In midstream to Judge Lewelllng,
even before Judge Lewelllng re
ceived his commission to serve as
The example0 of the double-
dealing McMahan is capable of,
his question put to Judge Sleg-
mund as to why he bought a law
library when he had no legal -au
thority so to do, should receive
passing attention. For years Mo
ahau complained about the loss
of time caused by having to go to
the supreme court law library nd
finally the county court was pre
vailed upon to- buy a small work
ing library for the court house.
McMahan wanted that library, he
was the one supposed to be bene
fited by having it, he knew that
the county court was buying It
rid urged It. I have now In my
possession and will show it on re
quest, a list ot law books which
McMahan asked to have in that
library and which books were ac
cordingly bought and the list Is in
his own handwriting. He now
blames the county court for do
ing what he urged and participat
ed in doing himself.
"The question Is should such a
man as McMahan be the political
dictator ot this or any other coun
Chester A. Page, candidate for
the city council, was born in
Whltinsville, Mass., June 30,
1881. He lived in the New Eng
land states until 1919 when he
moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Then he transferred to Columbia
vUle, Mich., in 1921 and stayed
there until 1923. He-was chair
man of the school board during
his residence there. Page lived
In Missouri from 1924 to 1921
coming to Salem, late In 1926.
For the last five years he has
been superintendent' of the Tho
mas Kay -Woolen mills. He Is
firm believer In having the city
own and control its water works
and have a plentiful supply of
pure water. He believes the wa
ter works can be so managed that
they will be a source of revenue
to the city without Increasing the
rates to the users or (axes to the
property owners.
Page declares himself as a man
personally and politically dry. He
believes that It Is possible to have
the laws enforced It an honest
effort Is made to do so. He Is a
Mason and a member ot the Bap
tist church. "For many reasons
I consider Salem the beat place to
live that I know of and I want to
SILVERTON. May 16. Theo
dore P. Cramer, secretary of the
Oregon Bankers' association, will
be the guest speaker at the Su
verton chamber of commerce
meeting to be held Wednesday
night. Mr. Cramer win talk on
matters relative to finance.
number ot political aspirants will
also appear In short talks.
The matter of the state grange
convention plans will al io be dis
cussed. The convention will be
held at Silvetion Juno 14, 15
and 16.
Tho Wednesday night meeting
of the forum will be held at the
Cozy and will. begin at 6:30
SILVERTON. May lfi. Elec
tion of officers ot the .high school
student body at SUverton result
ed In Louise Latham, president;
Pauline Henjum, vice-president;
Dorothy McKensie, secretary; TJna
Lee, treasurer, and Frank' Petty
john, sergeant-at-arms.
Ordinances Anent Ball, Dogs
And Garage Registers :
Passed by Group .
(Cae tinned trom pax. Dj. "
city will cooperate In eliminating
present odors trom the Willamette
slough. V , , .
Incinerator Sit
Will be Fenced Z
Fencing ot the lt-acre inciner
ator alto recently purchased by
the city, was agreed upon by the
council. W. H. Dancr. in noon
ing tho action, pointed out that a
fire - menaoe existed as Ion aa
crash was being burned In the
area which could not bo properly
pairotea zor xacx or an enclosure.
Henry Tandevort brought to th.
attention of the council the fact
that construction ot the North
Winter street bridge has so Im
peded the flow ot water In the Mill
stream that property owned by H.
Lu sun ana others Is being cut
sway.: Tandevort asked tho con
struction of a retainlnr wall to
prevent me washing ot tho stream.
Tne matter was referred to com
mittee and to th city attorney
ana city engineer. -
Alderman Chris Kowits allowe
nia ordinance increasing: the mln
imum fees charged street vendors
to 159 to be referred to commit
tee. Kowltx ordinance gained
general support but Alderman
uancy pointed out a conflict be
tween it and the existing peddler's
Markings placed on street curbs
or pavement by lndividnala to
noid parking strips for ears must
go, the council decided. The mat
ter of special privilege given In
divlduals by the use of these
marks was brought to tho coun
cil's attention by O. A. Olson. Al
derman vandevort suggested that
the parties who did the marking
remove tne spots.
Alderman Watson Townsend
presided In tho absence of Mayor
P, M. Gregory who was unable to
be present due to the death of bis
sister In San Francisco on Mon
day. It was Mayor Gregory's first
aosence irom the council In two
ry OUYJ li. DOAg
" Tho Grand- '' v;
Today Douglas Fairbanks,
Jr. ta TJnloa Depot.' -
Wednesday Janet Gayaor la
. "Daddy Long Legs." '
Friday Tom Keen i la
- "Partners." ; ? .
, The Hollywood
Today Charlotte ! Henry
Wednesday- Sylvia Sidney In
"Ladles ot the Big House."
Friday Charles -Rogers- in
Heckles Age."
Warner Bros. Elslsor
JCoday Warren William
'True Mouthpiece.''
- "Warner Bros.' Capitol
. Today Gloria. Swansoa.
Tonight or Never."
CELEBKi 1611
Will Also Attend at Dally
Lineup Held by Polic
; Jn Hew York City 1 :
(Continued from page 1J-.
of tho gang was acquainted with
Dr. Condon. "' '
"' These bar aneontrorerted facts
still left, open to conjecture the
question of whether the. crimin
als in contact with Dr. Condon
war one. and the same as the
tire man gang with whom John
Hughe Curtis communicated oft
th Atlantic seaboard.
Curtis also Inspected various
rogues galleries during the iiay.
visiting th on at th . Newark
police headquarters before dawn
Authorities . said th - task . would
occupy both 'Curtis and Dr.-Con
don lor several day more.
Dr. Condon momentarily halted
his tour after visiting Chief of
Police Edward Quirk at Tonkers,
N..T. The educator's only com
ment was ' to Quirk to whom he
said publicly: "I may be back to
se you later." ,
. (Contlmnd trom, pas 1)
on a resolution to th Oregon de
partment executive committee ad
vocating that th Legion's nation
al executive committee offer
$10,000 reward in major eases of
racketeering. Th resolution was
first passed by tho Klamath Falls
Following the business meet
ing, the Legionnaires were th
guests of the auxiliary for a mu
sical program and refreshments.
On the program were: rhythmic
orchestra from Mrs. Frank Lil
burn's musical kindergarten, vo
cal solos by Kenneth Fleming, se
lections by Salem high school
girls double octette, numbers by
th auxiliary quartet. Robert
Read accompanied and Miss Lena
Belle Tartar directed the high
school numbers. Grace DeHarp
port accompanied the auxiliary
U show Cosaow bad' ver
hin (a ha Alihaneat r
had a bad reputation. H asked
thai furr to consider th letters
and th testimony as a whole,
not tax aingl statements, as
their meaning would noc d ciear.
Barnett H. Goldstein, prosecu
tor, la rebuttal argument took
up th defense argument and cus
cussed it point tor point. With
respect to Walter Keyes declara
tion that he, Goldstein.-was a
"prrrat prosecutor." Goldstein
stated he was commissioner aa a
dennir attorney- reneral. and It
was la this capacity that h was
prosecuting ta case.
He asked thlurr to bring u
a fair rerdlct which, a saia, a
was certain would bo ysnntr :,
knowSalenf is
Slogan Today at
Kiwams Session
A ."Know Tour salem? pro
gram is to bo gtvea this noon at
th Salem Klwanis dub. four lo
cal members sharing th tlm
with five-minute talks. Douglas
McKay will speak on "History of
the Capital City." William ThO
Ups. president-elect ot th Rotary,
tions and Trips About Salem."
Ted , Endlcott, another Bo tartan,,
will- discuss "What is to bo Seea
ta th Grounds of th Stat Hos-f
pltal and CapJtoL" Thw conclud
ing talk, will be by Tom Delanen ,
manager ot the Oregon-Washing- v
ton Water company, who will dis
cuss "Salem's Industries." It Is
planned by th Kiwaal club that -
on some later date, a program
win be exchanged with th Rotary
Club. ' ' - : t" -v "-
in hps of jury
(Continued from page 1)
fairs ot the corporation. Clancy,
he averred, had started collecting
proxies for his election as presi
dent early in September, 19 SI,
three months before the election;
and that while Clancy said he had
learned ot the faulty manage
ment ot the firm early in May,
19X1. he continued enthusiastic
about tho company, telling people
how good It was, until the fight
among the officers brok up Its
In conclusion, Hayter said the
defense had tried to show all the
facts, to lay the cards on the
table for a showdown; that the
state did not bring a single wit-
Uccd Cairo
JTcr Oalo
hare opened ta
- locatkm at
240 North Liberty St.,"
opposite the Electric
Light Co.
have now tho following list
1027 Packard Sedan
1938 WClys Knight Sedaa
1028 Chevrolet Bedaa
1925 Jewett Touring
192 Olds Coach -1020
Whippet Coupe
1028 Chevrolet Cabriolet
1027 Chrysler Sedaa
1024 Dodge Touring
1027 Pontine Coupo
1027 Ford Roadster
1022 Dodge Track
1027 Olds Roadster
1024 Oakland Coupo
-1928 Essex Coach
All these cars are to be sold
at new low prices
See Mr. Stewart
la charge of lot
Cars Bought and Sold
All Day Session of
Home Ec Club to
. Be Held Tuesday
MACLEAT, May 16 Th Home
Economics club will meet In an
all day session Tuesday, May IT
to quilt. Th men of th grange
and anyone Interested Is Invited
to come and help shingle tho halL
There will bo a potluek dinner at
noon. A short program will be
put on la the afternoon with Mrs.
H. B. Martin and Mrs. A. H.
Fuestmau In charge.
Two Churches Plan
Norwegian Holiday
Silverton churches will observe
the Norwegian National holiday.
May 17. At immanuel church a
Norwegian supper will be served
beginning at o'clock. This will
b followed by a program at which
th Grieg Male chorus of Monitor
will be featured.
At Trinity church a program
will bo given beginning at I
o'clock, followed by a package
sale and refreshments. On tho
program will be given some num
bers la the Norwegian costume.
"ctiLTC&'S 3tt
U this suinni innieir
SO. Day
Ceaeli Intermediate
Om.Wiy Ona-Way
' Fare Farea
see it remain
this week.
so," Page stated
George W. Averett
Candidate for City Council,.
Ward Four
George W. Averett, candidate
for election as Salem councilman,
was raised on a ranch In northern
Wyoming whers b attended
grade and high schools. At the
outbreak of th world war, Arer
ett, then living in La Grande, en
listed and was assigned to Troop
H ot the 12th TJ. S. Cavalry. The
last 14 months of his service was
spent la drilling recruits. Aver
ett was a sergeant,
Averett cam to Salem, eight
years ago. At present he Is cred
it manager for the Charles K.
Spauldine Logging Co. and presi
dent of the Salem Retail Credit
association. He Is a member ot
the American Legion and the Elks
lodge. Averett Is married,' has
two children, owns his own home.
He has been on the city council
since 1930. . . '
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Dr. L E. Barrick
- Former Salem Dentist
S -
Republican Catndidati '
i . . , .. . , , -"
Believing that th same man
- . should aot hold this son.
. salaried office Indefinite''
ly, 1 respectfully ask: th
favorable eouslderatloa of
th Republican voters at
th primaries, May 20 th.
Chicago $900
New York 1 35.12
St, Looia 85.60
Washington 130.45
Sal Date Seaeen, May 2S t Sept. SO; SO-Day.
May tz e Oet. If; return limit OeC S1; Ceaeli ano -Intermediate,
May II to Dee. St. (Ceaeli fare good to
ooo Intermediate farea, In tourist 4eepinfl ear.)
O Cast vis to famou Columbia River Seoul Root
f the Spokane, PertUM A Seattl Ry. ea tthr th
V P. ROBERTS, City reor. A Tk AgV, Pfcaoe 71ST
U F. KNOWLTON. Qm. Agt, PortUwf
for Jlfl
S Free Birthday Galies .iil
see cake- on display at your Grocer's mr' 1 1
aw.' ui mti"ir
' .Mad la Salem by
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A Picture That Has EVERYTHING!
Drama - Comedy - Pathos - Story - Cast I
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Tse aest sMAxj ttarjr mf ts UM ever wrtUmmJ
Aline MacMahon
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. News ;
L Carlos
. Meier v .
Only. Wednesday and all dsy Thar.
Theatre Leased Wed. Night
Laugh,' Cheer , and - Thrill
with the Small Town Chump who
. ; became the Big Town Champ!
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Joan Blondell
Last Times Today -
Also Salem's own. sport
reel, showing sports of Wil
lamette Unirersity, Salem
High, Parrish Junior High,
Leslie Junior High and
I Salem Deaf School i
CobbIbs; Wednesday M Tbarsdoy
cr Tria .
' W. A.
Candidate ..for
Primaries, May 20
Bora and raised la Mar
loa county; si years of axe.
He aa Ured oa a farm S
miles northwest ot Sublim
ity and about SO miles east
ot Salem all bis life. H has
been a heary taxpayer sine
he was 21 years ot age. H
has been a sncceas as a
farmer, operating on ot th
largest strawberry farm
la the state, employing- as
high as 300 persons during
th buiy season. It nomi
nated and elected he will do
all in his power to giTO tho
taxpayers an efficient and
economical administration.
A 1 ftlOTMsh. tt A Va a we
well tho harden of th firm-
ers heary taxes. Me of hi
typo aad calibre should bo
the farmers' represeatatiro
la the commissioner's Office.
H takes this, means ot
asking you for your support
and also your rote at tho
primaries. May 20th; and
promises you Insofar aa a
Is abl to reduce the expens
es ot Marloa County.
Tots and elect
58 X W. A. Heater
Paid adr.
100 X Ye
(Aa amendment to tho charter
of Salem providing tor tho fir
department to operate ander
elTil 'aerriee, prorldlng for a
el Til service commission and
establishing rules aud regula
tions for such department)
Th fundamental basis ot com
petitlr clril serrk Is sleo
tloa oa tnorlt without regard
to politics or religion. J . .
Leading business and drl or
ganisations recommend elrll
serrieo tor tho Salem Fir De
partment. ; ,
KaUonal Board of Tiro Under
writers. Salem ; Trad and
Labor Council. Salem Chamber
ot Commerce. South Sid
Community cia. Veterans of
Foreiga Wan. Salem Bualnea
sad Professional Women's
Club. International Association
of Firefighters. Araertcaa Lo
tion, Capitol Post No. i. Salem
Zararaneo Agents TJnloa. Kt
waais Club. RoUry Club. Uons
Club. Zonta Club.
For a Better PIro Department
with Xo Additional Cost to tho
I . Taxpayer ,
' Vote 100 X-Yesjr ,
' Pd. Adr.. by Salem Fire
Fighters.) - ,i
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