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Salem, Oregon, Frida y Blorning, October 14, 1932
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III THIS STATE
Repeal Movement Branded
As Direct Slap Against
Legal Government ' "
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All Officers of W. C. T. U.
In - Oregon Reelected;;.
For Coming Year; ;
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"A direct slap against lawful
government, the first step yward
anarchy and dissolution- of the
state government," Rev. R. W.
Nelson of McMlnnvllle branded
the more to repeal the Oregon dry
laws, in his address at the W. C.
T. U. convention at the First Pres
byterian church last night. "No
good cltixen will nulliry the Jaws
of the land.
"We atand tonight at the crosB
roads, especially In Oregon. 'We
are facing the possibility of the
return of such conditions as hare
damned souls, blasted homes and
broken Hres. The old conditions
will come back in Oregon if the
state iprohihltion law is repealed.
"The reason there is net an ar
gument for repeal of the state
prohibition law published in the
Toters' pamphlet is because there
is no . constructive, logical argn
ment. Bespeaks Respect
For Peace Officers
In closing. Rev. Nelson pleaded
for recognition of peace officers
as friends and for respect for all
Miss Mabel L. Keech, speaking
on "Slum Work in'Saloon Days,"
pictured rice as she saw it in her
work in Philadelphia slums, de
clared that the traffic in liquor
had then corrupted home, com
munity, political and business life.
"We know some things are not
yet right. It's not because of pro
hibition but in spite of it," she
asserted in conclusion.
Mrs. W. W. Gabriel, state pres
ident of Oregon Association for
Temperance Education, in her af
ternoon address warned her hear
ers, that, workers hare been so
OU8J WOrmiBR ir sua. ..
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"Education must .precede and tol-
low legislation until that time 1
comes when the beet and most
serlons minded individuals will
voluntarily prohibit themselves
the menaces to civilization," said
All Of f cers of
Election of officers occupied a
large part of the morning and
eany anernoon Bcision inuiuj
all. which Include: President, Mrs.
Ada Jolley: vice-president. Mrs.
Rachel Ellis corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. Frances Swope; record
ing secretary, Mrs. D. G. Clark;
treasurer, Mrs. Alice Thomas; T.
P. B. secretary, Mrs. E. B, An
drews; L. T. L. secretary, Mrs.
Prizes in the state wide total
abstinence essay contest conduct
ed under the direction of Mrs.
G. L. Bnland. Portland, state tem
perance instruction chairman,
High school Junior-senior
grades: first, Clarence Rose. Cor
vallis; second, Margaret Wright,
Culver. High school, eophomore-1
freshman grades, Suzanne uurus,
Gresham. Eighth grade, first,
Richard Pedersen, Albany'; see-
ona, Lanias satneriana, uena.
Seventh grade, first, Orba Fay
Hamilton, McBride school, coium -
bla county; secona, lauuo ay-
lor, Park school, Malheuf . Sixth
grade, first, Genevieve Whitmore,
Harding school, Corvallis; second,
Mildred Kaser, Gresham. Fifth
grade, Marian Hansen, Anew
school. Portland: honorable men-
tlon, Elaine Revllle, Pendleton
and June Olson, Gresham. Fourth
grade, Ternka Wada, vale; hon
orable mention, Eugene Ham
street, Sheridan; Ruth Surface,
Redmond; Dorothy Freeman, Mc
Bride school. Third grade, Mar
Jorle King, Metollous.
Prises in the poster contests
were: high school, Archie Thomp
son. Clatskanie; eighth grade,
Lois' Huffman, Bay City; fifth
grade, Agnes Kraft, Canby.
Judges in the contest were B. F.
Mulkey, Judge J. Hunt Hendrlck
son, Dr J. E. Anderson, Miss Eth
el E.- Clarke and -Dr. Jessie - Me -
Gavm. torney, A. J. Moore, has institut-
Convention Closes ed a mandamus actlo'n .in Des-
,Wlth Sessions Today f chntes county circuit court to test
Today will conclude the con- tae, constitutionality of the Ore
clave which has brought well over gon j4w prohibiting a defeated
200; women from all over Oregon primary candidate to file as an in
into Salem. The morning session dependent in the ensuing election.
wlli open at 9 o'clock with devo- Eastes seeks a place on the No
. lions lead by Mrs. A. E. ' Bash. Tember ballot as an independent
Ratification of the T. P. B. and candidate for Justice of the peace.
L. T. L. secreUries, members of Tbe alternaUve writ issued by Clr
board of trustees of Children's cult Judge Duffy sets October IS
Farm Home and department dl- the time hv which nonntv Clerk
; rectors will follow and award of
: further special prises will he
:made. K I the ballot. '
The Invitation fo the next con-1 . s
5 venUon will also come la the I : TAXATION IS ISSUE
I morning session and so will the EUGENE, Oct, 13 (AP) The
election ef delegates to the next League of Oregon Cities opened
! national convention. ' .fits annual session on the Oregon
Directors T of departments will
' report. They include: internatlon
.' al relations, Mrs. Florence Berks -
. lev I legislation, Mrs. G. L. Buland:
v medical temperance, Mrs. Anna I - Taxation, dog license tax, main
Eigineton: motion oictures. Miss I teiance of state highways in cit-
Laella. Baker; narcotics, Mrs; Jen -
$ ale ' Presnall; parliamentary, ns-
... CTurn to page.2, coL 3)
"Sweat Box" Murder Defendants
I:: ; Declare They're Humanitarians
Oil the stand in their own defense
and Captain George Conrson, right,
camp in Florida, asserted that they did aot murder Arthur Maille
fert, young convict, bnt that they had used humanitarian methods
in attempting to dissuade MafUefert from a rebellloja and trouble-making
attitude while under their charge.
USED, BUARDS SAY
Courson and Higginbotham
Take Stand as Last of
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13.
(AP) Two former prison
guards today testified they did
not kilt Arthur Maillefert, young
New Jersey prisoner who died in
a sunbeam camp sweatbox. One
of the former guards wiped tears
tpom - . v- MBdndsd
George W. Conrson. licking his
aa . mnvtkA v.. ,.K
. wltti. rhalr. An&A nm.
into the witness chair, denied pro
secution allegations that brutal
treatment preceded Maillefert's
death at the end of a chain at
tached to rafters in the sweat
box last June 3. Tears came as he
told that he asked the youth if
there was anything he wanted
hg own fjod wUh Wm ,f Jt had
Solomon' Higginbotham denied
...h.tl,t1lT th,t h. vnic1 ..
lefert or made any attempt to do
The defense rested after Hig
ginbotham testified and both sides
prepared for rebuttal testimony
tomorrow. Courts attaches ex
pressed the opinion the case
would reach the Jury Saturday.
Vancouver, Wash., citizens had
i nnblic meetins- last n!ht to eon
Isider municipal ownership of the
j water system there. The present
piant is owned by the Oregon
Washington Water Service corn-
1 paSy which has its regional head-
quarters here. Ralph Clyde, one
Portland's commissioners, ad-
dressed the meeting and Baar Jt
Cunningham, engineers Interested
n the Salem municipal campaign.
Citizens in Hillsborn where the
l local company also operates, re-
cently began a municipal owner
ship drive there.
WANTS BALLOT PLACE
BEND. Oct 13. (AP) J. A.
1 Eastes of Bend, through his-at-
I Davidson must show eause why he
J Bhould not place Eastes name on
I university campus here today. City
- 1 officials from all parts of the state
1 were present when the meeting
1 les hudgeU and city bonds are
1 among the subjects to be discuss-
L - ft
Thursday, Sol Higginbotfcam, left,
officials at the Sunbeam prison
I tir.ii .
L.cyiildlUIC Will IIU4 rclUC
PIP3 fnr PnnHc tn UV
iwu a v wiiww s w ivsMnw
Up Deficit, Stated
A gross profit of fla. 000 from
the Oreemi state fair in 1SSJ I
seems likely. Max Gehlhar. dlre-
tor oi agncuuure, saia yesieraay. i
The exact amount will not t
known until bis final resort is fin-
ished and submitted to the board
of agriculture which meets here
From the gross profit must he
deducted $2610 Interest on out
standing bonds together with
$8000 which Gehlhar holds was
a defjelt he had to assume when
he took charge of the fair In July,
Gehlhar said tbe bond interest.
due October 1, would doubtless be -authorized
Monday. Principal of
$8500 Is also due but funds do
not seem available for paying it.
Gehlhar said every premium for
the 1132 fair had been paid in
fall. He said the legislature in
1933 would not he asked, as was
the 1931 legislature, to make np
a deficit which at that time
amounted to $16,000.
The fair director said he was
anxious that some provision he
made for fair premiums in the
1933-34 state budget. Some re
daction In premiums might be
made in accord with the times,
Gehlhar said, but he contended
the total wiping out of any state
provided premiums would make It
Impossible for the fair to func
tion. Medford Man is
Victim of Shot;
On Hunting Trip
MEDFORD, Ore., Oct. 13
(AP) Glen Fabriek. Sr.. Si,
Medford business man, died today
from a gunshot wound suffered
while he was en a hunting trip.
Details of the tragedy were
lacking, and the coroner's offlee
had not yet learned if Fibrick
was mistaken for a deer and ahot
by another hunter or waa killed
by the accidental discharge of his
PROFIT FROM FI
IS ABOUT UO
Primary Law Attacked
Cities League MeetigST
; Mistakes Man for Deer
Hattrem is Coming: Here
William M. M. Briggs of Ash-
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IsVUU Ul Ul val9 1"KUV m
RESULT, ARM LOST
KLAMATH FALLS, Oct. 1$. .
(AP) John Bush of Klamath
took him for
him todsy, police said.
Bush's companion, a man nam
ed McGllvray, hurried for help,
and Bush was rushed to a "hospi
tal here, where an amputation waa
WTLL START SENTENCE
KnntT.ivn r,t (.av
Weber A. Hattrem, president of Sound and California Interests, called by police, directed his soa J. Kowits. county central commit
the Municipal Reserve & Bond a group of Oregon producera and held in Jail until he conld come teeman, and B. W. Macy, secre
company, surrendered today to the Portland- business men plan to after him this morning. -- - Ury, after a tour of the north end
sheriffs office, and is scheduled meet here tomorrow. v ' . of the conn tyt The Hoover awing
to be taken tomorrow to Salem to - .The conference, called , by the ; CORNERSTONE LAID . la ery noticeable, they found, in
begin an eight-year sentence in trade and commerce committee ; WASHINGTON,; Oct, 13 (AP) SUverton, Macleay, the HoweU
the atate penitentiary imposed by of the Portland chamber of com- A chill drisxle peppered aa an- Prairie district and la Woodbarn.
Circuit Judge LMk. . ; meree, will be attended by agri- dience of notables today as jre- Macy said most people iater-
Hattrem was convicted on a cnltaral agents ... from -western sldent Hoover.' laid thai corner- viewed had expressed themselves
charge of larceny by emhexzle- Oregon 1 counUes, secreUries of stone fpr the new home of the as dUappoiated by Roosevelt on
ment. The conviction was affirmed upstate Veharabers of commerce, supreme court the first built this trip west, , "Ills generalities
0n appeal" to-" the 'state "supreme the sUte grange master and the exclusively for the tribunal la its didaV please," p 'Macy reported.
court, - . . x
Striker Killed as Troops
And Unionists Clash;
Detachments Increased as
Tension in mid-Illinois
- Coal Region Grows
TATLORSVILLE, Hla., Oct. 13.
I (AP)-Warranta charging mur-
Mayor Thomas T. Foster of Tovey,
against Col. Robert W. Avis, com
manding the national guard units
I here for the miners' controversy.
uere ior io miners coniroTersy, i
and Captain Carl J. Meachem, his
The warrants charged the offi
cers with the death of Andy Gan-
is, coal miner slain tonight by a
guardsmen In Tovey. Sheriff
Charles Wlenke, said he probably
wouia serve tnem tomorrow.
TAYLORSYILLE, III., Oct, IS.
(AP) Andy Ganis, striking
miner, was snot to oeatn tonignt
in ciasn imiween niuosai
guardsmen and members of the
newly formed progressive union,
climaxing a day of disorders in the
central Illinois coal field.
Ganis was shot near his home
at Tovey, near here. The wound
ing of a rural mail carrier, named
Butterfleld, was reported from
Langley-Ville as tension increased
during a series of clashes between
" . urucu u
troops, and striking coal diggers.
Aiarmea mi ine Bieaay increase OI
merllla warfare. nfflelnlH tnnicht I
. ' . .7 " , 7
nauonai guara ae-
S?."1.!!0 "7Cn 'SLL00?!
panies, and issued orders
break up all gatherings.
Republican and democratic
headquarters were ordered closed
by troops In the belief that trou-
We was being fomented there by
auoruy aner i
ttayoreas when a group of men
attacked a national guardsman on
duty t the Peabody coal mine,
The gnardman was disarmed and
SAN QUENTIN, CaL, Oct. 18.
-(AP) Freedom and exonera-
' TVJ, , , ' J
convicted San Francisco Prepared
ness day bomber, will be sought
on two fronts, it wai announced
here today after the gray-haired
life-termer had met the newest
n-. .v. ...
s0aw a sv sh as v svaavv hwvu msv
M. Calllcotte, Portland, Ore.,
mountaineer, who says he believes
he unwittingly placed the bomb
which killed 10 persons and in
jured 40 others daring a Pre
paredness day parade in 1916.
Calllcotte's first remark on
meeting Mooney was: "I never
ar vnn hafnM In i Ufa "
WWW VIA WWW .M M M.
"And I never saw yon before In
my life," Mooney replied.
When Calllcotte came from the
conference he-; said: "Mooney
might have Jumped" down my
tnroai xor Keeping him in prison
IS years. by not telling before. But
he Just looked at me and ques-
Guards from the state peniten
tiary here were searching, -without
success np to early this morn
ing, for Frank Butler, 29. con
vict who escaped from, a gun gang
which had been working at the
rock emsher in the vicinity of the
Cottage ' Farm about mid-afternoon
Butler waa sentenced In Ben-
stealing cattle, and had served
I IVVAA VAflN XX m. WAnlrl h t) Via, KUtl I
I aaa w j ve mm mmmm mw wai w - mw
I - a. a. . a a
i released In another year, counting
his allowances for good behavior
up to Thursday. ;
:'. Oregon Theme
r or Conference
pnTJTT.iwn nrm rrt 19
(AP) -With the announced pur
pose of seeing what may he done
to prevent what they describe as
the dumping of farm produce up -
I An f tnrtia.ni! market hv Pnreti
I state agricultural director. ,
WITH TOM NINE!
In- Red Case
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PORTLANTJ. Ore . Ot, lS-r-1
iAf j tien jjowrr, .3 8, .member
the communist nartt. died at
tbe Multnemah county, farm to
day. Death, was pronounced due to
a lung disease..
he serred one year of a ten Tear
sentence for violation of the crim
inal syndicalism law.
He was one of IS alleged com
munists . indicted for relation" of
the syndicalism law, bnt waa the
only one eonTleted. t ,
- ' The ease waa frequently before
the courts, the - state supreme
courk haTlng been asked several
times to intervene, refusing each
time. Ills sentence was commuted
when he was threatened by the
"T. V nea oy
disease that caused his death.
i A request of Dirk de Jonge,
communist candidate for mayor
of Portland, that the city permit
communists to hold a. mass funer-
. . . , . . " I
'orjff WM den!ed 1)7 tne
Morrow dUTiers DrOKen leg
In Accident RaiKPd hv
III HUUUCIIl OdUbCU uy
Downpour of Rain
Ray Morrow, 19, of route sev
en, last night was taken to a local
hospital, suffering from compound
fracture of the right leg. and Vera
Burch, 22, of 173 South Cottage,
w39 tafcen to her borne, surrerlng
from bruises of the face and right
ieg, a9 the result of their motor-
...i. .1.1 j i i I
vjuo inKiuiug uu uirnut bius uu
tbe railroad tracks at High and
Uni.n trets. .
The pair were riding through
the downpourlng rain. Miss Burch
on the motorcycle seat. Morrow
slttlng-Jn her lap and steering the
machine, when tt Btrurlr th ulln-
nsr tmrVa nniie ai Tm t- I
tr j sr v --" i
cie came to a stop 50 feet from
wnere Morrow lay.
Waldo C. Miller. 20. of route
six. renorted to eitv nollM that ha
was the driver f the roadster
that struck the. parked coupe of
L. K. Pike, route five. In front of
Pi wed in
Salem General hMpttarBeT-Ttfan4 , Xentral PubUe Serviee
was parked Wednesday night. He
said ne nan driven away hurried-
iy 10 iaae veima Armstrong IS,
oi rouie six, o ner noma xor
treatment of a cut above her right
eye, caused by glass flying from
the windshield. He claimed the I
Plke ear had no tail light burn
ing. Vada Griffith, maid at Salem
General hospital. Informed police
last night that her automobile
tire blew out. She reported no in
juries received by occupants of
R. M. Hoover, BiS Cottage 1
l., . ' " nuinn
street, reported a minor collision
between hi. automobile and one
r.V ' " r ' 1" , " T
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residents a gentle introduction to
i fan nreelnltatlon. the rainmaaer
I last night up-ended his water
I tanks and proudly gave them a
sample of Just what he canld de.
Streets streamed with rainwater
. rt A- V. w..1l
of leaf-doggedentorm sewers.
The man, or woman, on the
street seamed along, with um
brella lowered protectlngly or
raineeat wound tightly about.
And the rainmaker is hound to
catch those persons who stayed
Indoors last night, unsettled
weather and more rains are pre
dicted for today.
Total precipitation for October
. , 1 . C
Ut. ihAvtrt hewever. were eas -
T sufficient to put the figure for
the past tew days well above one
RUn AwaV 2 Held
m .. mm
v sjpawia m mmm
&y JrOllCe Here
s ntv4i itM t m mrm mrm mmsm mm seven
i m. 14. and 0. a. .wahi. is.
were found at the southern ra-
I elfle station where they said they
- 1 intended to catch a freight train
I tor Ban Francisco. ugn naa
I cents in his pocket. Wahl
1 money. . .
.The father of the High lad,
. 143 years of existence.
0 G H OU
FIRM OBJECTOR vffiE
TO SUES PLAN
Salem - Division Manager of
Utility was Spied on,
Could Have Been Fired, is
Local Man's Admission
! At C. P. S. Hearing s
PORTLAND, Ore.; Oct. It
(AP) Admission that an offi
cial of Albert E. Peirce ft Co..
Chicago ' brokers, might have
been able to "take- his Job was
made bv W. M. Hamilton, man
ager of the Salem division of the
ager OI ine oaiem umoiuu vl mo i
Pacific Northwest Public Service
company. In nis appearance 10-
day at the hearing State uuuty
Commissioner Charles M. Thom
as Is conducting Into the finan
cial relations of the Portland
utility and Its Chicago parent.
the Central Public Service eor-
Millions of dollars were in-1
: vested by Oregon residents in the
Chicago corporation's stock
through an intensive selling cam-
paign in which the commissioner
enarg;ea the enure personnel or
tbe Portland utility and Its sub-
sldiaries -weTe required to partici-
"I have learned a lot here
today." Hamilton observed as re-
born resistance to being Initiated
mto the selling campaign.
peirce Men Spying
on Him. AMerted
it Bejems perfectly clear."
tommiMlonr i nomas remamea.
"that the Peirce men were spying
on you and reporting to the Chi-
earn office reanestine pressure
from that end which would driye
loai heads into action."
An excerpt of a report to the
rvi.... v- h.v.H
a t ik.
i ir in w SB.H lULiuuuteu. lb ucotiiucu i
Hamilton as "leaning over back-
wards" in his attitude toward the
m. nMiinn tn
a letter from Albert K. Peirce,
h.i f futh the hrokerar firm
corporation, congratulated Hamil-
tnn a hi efforts and nrred far-
Conld Have Taken
Hla Job, Admitted
"That was another eaae of a
Dat on the back and a kick In
(Turn to page 2, coL 1)
KLAMATH FALL8; Ore., Oct
"7 Vh, Tnartial nluiae of
Vn- 1 T.or5er luruuKU "7"
iirni DruiiKDi umvuiui cvuiar
ion to a chamber of commerce for-
nm luncheon here this noon.
The men were settling back to
hear the oratory of two democrat-1
lc candidates when a tinkling
erasn iocusea ineir auenuon up-
on the center of the dining room Keyeg contends that the. city re
ceiling. There, suspended head corier mUgt prepare special bal
flrst. was the worker, his body int. foP the election but holds
swinging like a pendulum. His 1 tnat theae ballots must he dlstrib
knees were eusved over the win-1 td. administered and . counted
fow hars, peeping him from fall -
i . .... .
Business of the forum waa sus
pended while several members !
grouped beneath the man, ton;.t. If...).,
break his fall if he slipped. Oth- DlrCuS 111 early
I M "w tuu ut-
ceeded in dragging him, mnhmrt.
to safety. He had slipped while at
tempting to open the skylight.
Over Virtues at
f- . mm ,
t ratemiS Meet
I In a snlrit of fun. Fraternls
CJ a a wa av--t m
fieaied trraramli aver the ttlat -
fnrmi ef the ttolitlcal nartles.
with nhannon Horn nreaidlnr.
rfnrii renrekeeted the
democrats, Ralph Emmons the re -
publicans. Cecil Edwards, discard -
Ins- his personal political beliefs
Mh a . m. m aw.
I TOP TT1B ITJOlTldlllEU TtOKsa TOT LIia ID
I AiUIUVUS) Wf SS41 VIWVCU VMa. j
ot the cl.p. .
Voters Flock to Hoover
Many voters who have been sit-
J ting on the fence deciding what
h w oo t janwa su "u
nolare lining np aqaarely tehlnd
liloover. This is the report brought
I back to saiem yesteraay py torn
iwe iouna men urougno.t m
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Not-True Bill Returned by
; Case Thoroughly Sifted; Touching Scene Enacted si
Mother Learns of Decision and Again 'When she and
Exonerated Youth Meet in Sheriff's4 Office
JurOrS Make 110 Comment
Homicide is Recalled; Youth Promises HeU Cause
No one to Regret Outcome; aid of Local men to be
Forthcoming for Family, is Understanding
MELVIN R. SORELL, 19,
father, Leon D. Sorell on
a youth free tOmake the best
for a short half hour before a
. A v v xr
. , ' , , m . ,
In the courtroom when the seven members of the grand
jury filed in to hand their report to Circuit Judge L. H. Mo
Mahan, sat as the only spectator
D. Sorell. The j .ige made
the bill, then passed it to the
It was not until a member
DECISION ON ITER
REPEAL DUE TODAY
Fate 01 tllOrt 10 put
Ballot Will be Decided
By Judge McMahan
Another 24 hours went by yes-
terday with decision in the man-
damus actions which, if approved
In circuit court here and not re
versed in an appeal to the state
supreme court, would compel the
submission to the voters Novem
ber 8 of a repeal proposal to the
water purchase charter amend
ment. City Attorney Trindle filed an
swer to the alternative writ of
mandamus yesterday and Jndge
L. H. McMahan allowed Walter
E. Keyes, counsel for plaintiffs,
24 hours in which to reply. The
Judge Is expected to hand down
his opinion in court this after
noon. Each side has announced it
would appeal Co the state supreme
Mnrf 1 9 m in flM-iRion roes
.verse to their position.
Trindle contended yesterday
that the petitions for the repeal
w-rft rneii too late for anDearanee
on tna general election and that
i there was no regular city election.
lbr tbe pejuUr iectim personnel
lot me county.
In Last Month
Last month there were 66
births and but 88 deaths la Mar
lon county. Dr. Vernon A- Doug-
. . i . . IV .
I las yesteraay reporcea w w
health department executive com
mlttee. Up to October l. birtns
I namDer in aa against i in
I - ae a a a
1 this Tear.
I Tne lniant awn raie bh ib
I creased this year through a de-
I crease in number of births. Ac-
1 taal number of Infant deaths to
1 October I waa 26. 18 less than in
1 1931. Two infants In the county
I Jt m.M S ll.mVa
I U1DU AH DVUlCUl WVI
Males were higher last month
W tit KM)ii my, A ilth- with 19
m wmi a-av - -- p
bora ana is aytng.
county commenting ' he was 'all
things to all meal' -
One prominent farmer in the
North HoweU area said that after
he. had heard Rooseveltn speech
on the farm situation he was con
vinced he would vote for Hoover.
"We farmers d oat seed to know
what's wrong: what we need is a
remedy. he observed. "The long
er-Roosevelt keepa on talking the
more votes he ll lose." , ,
Kowits and Macy arranged for
a republican rally at Silverton Oc
tober 27 when Senator Fred Stei-
wer will speak. The next night,
Friday. October 18, the senator
win address -a republican rally la
. Salem, probably tn the armory.
Grand Jury Thursday Aftsr
, . . , .... . .
but EVldenCC Of Justifiable
facing a charge of killin bis
the night of September 2, last.
of the privileges of society
not true bffl in the case against
- t a , ,
the bojrs mother, Mrs. Leon
no comment as he glanced at
clerk of the court.
of the grand jury stepped back
to Mrs. Sorell and told her the
content of the bill that the moth
er knew the outcome of the jury's
action on what members of the
Jury are said to have termed the
hardest case to come before them.
The grand jury which refused te
indict Sorell on the murder
charge has been sitting here jmu
a year, and in that period baa
handled nearly 100 eases? ameg
them the Silverton murder tu
and the Harry Erpelding murder :
Joy at Outcome
Mrs. Sorell's Joy, though re
strained, was Immediately evident
as she was told that Melvin wa
to go free.
"I am so happy, eo happy. &v
bless yon, everyone. I'm haptitr
than I've been for a long, leag
time. I'm sure you'll never re
gret it", she told three mem and
four women composing the Jary.
As she shook hands with eat
member of the Jury, there was a
noticeable effort at eomnpsare
More touching stCl was the
scene in Sheriff Oscar Bower
office 20 minutes later, Yhe
Melvin was released from Jail
and he and his mother mtC
Turning from affectionate greet
ing of his mother, Melvin thank
ed Sheriff Bower for good treat
ment he was given while tn JaD.
and Bower la turn remarked that
the youth had been a fine prte-j
Then addressing himself te
two or three members of they
grand Jury present, M atria
thanked them for their actio,
and declared, "Ton will never
"have cause to regret what yea
have done." and added that he
would make good. The yewac
man and bis mother also exnr
ed great appreciation for the
support given him by R. J. Hen
dricks, who with Walter Keye
took over his case without re
muneration, and of other hnei
ness men here who interested
themselves In the prisoner and
Family to Receive
Then he returned home with
his mother to greet his twe sla
ters, for whom he Is the bread
winner. It is said prominent m
cal men have offered their aan-
port in finding and giving)
ployment to the youth.. The fa
ily intends to continue llvtaft
here, the mother stated.
It la understood that the
grand Jury spent virtually all 'of
two full days hearing test! meaty
on this case, and that another
fall day waa given over to waig-h-
ing of the evidence and arriving;
at a decision.
The Jury offered no coat meet
in returning the not true bra tn
conrt yesterday, but from sour
ces closely connected with tie
entire case, it Is said the great -balk
of testimony before - that
body pointed to Justifiable hem
icide, with the life of on per- .
son weighed against lives of taw
Intimations from sources cTeae
to the grand Jury are that tee .
tlmony of neighbors, former em
ployee of . the dead man and
even of his owa sister, more than
substantiated , the unbelievable
facta which led to the shoetla.
Leon D. Sorell, 48, wss wound
ed by pistol shots fired try hi
son the night' of September S, ha
front" of the family residence, en
Union street, and died the. next
day at a local hospital, despite -blood
transfusion ia an effort te
proton g - or save - his - life. B?o4
for this was given by the am
Melvin. Melvin was taken Into
custody the: night of the aboet
tag, and has ainee been ta Jait.
' It is said "evidence before tea
grand Jury submitted, by the dee
tor who attended the elder See
ell showed thrt.the father atattdl
the boy's action was deserved an
that tbe father forgave him.