The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 18, 1932, Page 9, Image 9

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Hie OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, December 18, 1932
Resignation Accepted With
Regret Says Director;
M. D. Career Reason
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 17
(AP) Mai Stevens submitted
his resignation today as head
football coach at Tale, a post he
has held for fire years, with the
explanation that he desired to
"devote more time and energy
to the field of medicine."
In accepting the resignation,
Malcolm Farmer, chairman of
the board of control and direc
tor of athletics said Stevens, a
physician, "has been facing the
decision for two years as between
continued coaching or going
abead with his medical career."
Farmer gave no indication as
to Stevens' probable successor,
saying that the 1933 coaching
staff will not be announced "un
til a later date."
Stevens' resignation carce at
the conclusion of one of the
poorest seasons In the history of
football at Yale. The Elis de
feated Harvard and Dartmouth,
but were beaten by Brown and
Army, and held to a tie by Bates,
Chicago and Princeton.
Stevens was appointed head
coach In 1928 after serving as
assistant coach for four years
under Tad Jones, his predecessor.
Farmer said of the Yale men
tor, a star halfback during his
undergraduate days at the uni
versity: "He has done a great deal for
Yale athletics during his regime
and we regret that he has
found it necessary to discontinue
his work as varsity coach.
"No announcement of the
personnel of the 1933 football
coaching staff will be made un
til a later date, of course."
(Continued from pag 1)
tax and they holler; and you can't
absorb It theEe days."
Department store "I'll not op
pose the sales tax but when we
have It we fhould put it on the
sales slip, for the protection of
the public against unscrupulous
merchants who would raise prices
above the tax with the tax for an
excuse. It could be a 50-50 propo
sition, the merchant absorbing the
tax on sales below .50 cents. In
Mississippi, the merchants after
60 days of the sales tax all decided
on listing the tax at the bottom of
the sales slip. That should be re
quired. I think the income tax
would be better."
Shoe Dealer "Of course, no
merchant wants a sales tax. It's
too much trouble and grief. The
thing to do Is cut down overhead.
We had a sales tax during the
war. There is no such emergency
Jeweler ' Ko! No sales tax.
It's th rottenest thing that ever
happened, ruina business. Espe
cially in Canada where they start
ed with a manufacturers' sales tar
and on down the line until the tax
was 2 5 per cent of the article's
price. It taxes the poor man. Ev
ery tar is an added tax. We should
cut down salaries."
Automobile Parts "We make
only 10 per cent on a lot of our
products. We couldn't pay two
per cent out of that. 'We're taxed
too much already."
Xen'i clothing Every mer
cl'ant I've talked to isn't in favor
of it. It's the little stuff, the ar
ticle for a quarter that you
couldn't add a tax to and still sell
it. Cut down expenses. Let the
state deficit ride two or three
years till business is better."
Electrical Supplies "If they
put more tax on realty they're not
going to get It. No, I'm not In fa
vor of a sales tax but I'd rather
ee it than a tar on property. I
have an 80-acre farm. My share
of the wheat is 180 bushels, which
is still In tha bins. The Ur on It
U $118. Selling my wheat at 31
cents, HI have only $58."
Drnggte "I'm not In favor of
It. It is impossible to pass it on;
consequently, we have to pay
where we shouldn't. We already
pay the federal government! 10
cents on cosmetics and sir cents a
gallon on coca colas."
Sporting poods "The poor peo
ple are taxed to death npw. The
tax Is sir cents on cigarettes new.
If von can afford to pay $3 tar on
a $20 suit, I'll go in with yon."
Grocer "I think It a good tar
if foodstuffs are eliminated."
Name are not mentioned be
cause of merchants' dislike for be
ing quoted.
Gold Coming Out
Of Hiding; Some
Goes to Pay Fee
Two piece of gold were
brought to the county clerk's of
fice In payment of fees In as many
days, which leadt Deputy Clerk
Hugh Ward to remark that the
precious metal may be coming out
of its hiding.
A $20 gold piece was given yes
terday; and the previous day a $5
piece was tendered in payment on
-a marriage license.
"That's the first gold we've seen
come over the counter in many,
many months," Ward remarked. .
STAYTON. Dec. 17 About 40
local Bersons took the drivers
tests conducted here Friday by the
state traffic division, bt the sec
retary of state's office.
Too Laite to Classify
8tt acartneata S-room ant Very
fsirabl, eiock trom state oiogm.
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You dont have to have a bounding main to sail over these days; all yoi
need is an ice pond. Here is Mrs. Morse Dial, of Bronxville, N. Y.
sailing gaily over Little Gypsy Lake, at Carmel, N. Yn where the Gypsj
Trail Club recently opened the season. Skating and skiing enthusiast!
are already thronging to this center of Winter sportuur activities.
Bear Routs Georgia Tech;
Pushes Over Three Scores
In Second Half; Score 27-6
MEMORIAL STADIUM, Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 17 (AP)
Combinincr crushinjr Dower on the crround with a
smooth-functioning aerial attack, California's Bears over-
niicuucu ucuigia s
unimnressiYe retrular sea?nn
Some 7,000 hardy fans, theO-
smallest post season turnout since
the stadium was built, saw a game
but outclassed eleven from old
Dixie go down to one-sided defeat.
HolcJng their own for the first
half, the southern boys were
swamped under a smashing third
and foarth period attack that saw
the Bears push over three touch
downs. Each reached scoring turf In
the first half, California crossing
over for a touchdown shortly after
the game opened and Tech coming
througa with a late rally in the
second period to pnt the game on
practlcilly even terms. California
completed Its try for point how
ever, to hold a one-tally lead as
the half-time gun sounded.
The Bears came out for the
third period with a rush that net
ted a touchdown Boon after the
kickofl. A 55 yard march con
sisting of plunges at the line end
ed when Schaldach went over for
the second touchdown of the
In the same quarter, the Bears
took possession, of the ball on
Tech's 34 yard line and drove
from that point for another score,
Williams, sub for Schaldach at
left half, going over.
Long Drive Made
For Final Score
Beaten back by the tremendous
power tnrusts or a cauiornia
eleven that rose to its greatest
heights today, the boys from
Georgia were forced to yield an
other touchdown not long after
the opening of the last quarter. It
was mainly an attack from the
ground that netted exactly 67
yards and the fourth score. One
pass from Castro to Carroll Gill
accounted for 17 yards. Fifteen
of the yards gained were those in
flicted for a holding penalty.
Outclassed but not once out-
gamed, the engineers gavo the
chilled spectators a last minute
thrill by careening down the field
48 yards In a thrust that failed to
produce points when McArthur's
pass fell incomplete over Califor
nia's goal line.
Fast and furious was the battle
in the first half, the Bears started
out in whirlwind fashion. Gaining
ground on an exchange of punts,
California went into action on Its
4$ yard mark. Schaldach passed
to Jones for 40 yards, the latter
snagging the ball with a one-handed
catch of the baseball variety.
Schaldach hit the line twice to
put the oval on the one foot line
from where Quisling bucked
through for the first score. Schal
dach added the extra point with a
drop kick.
Neblett Intercepts
and Tecbmen Score
Tech's lone score resulted from
one Incident that marked the spec
tacular play of its captain and
center, Howard Neblett. As great
as any lineman on the field of
battle, Neblett bobbed up to Inter
cept a pass and run five yards be
fore he was downed on Califor
nia's 35 yard mark.
Sid Williams lugged the oval
ten yards on an end around ma
neuver. From the 2S yard line,
McArthur tossed a neat pass to
Hart who ran ten yavds to the
touchdown. Lackey's attempted
place kick on the try for point was
Rains last night left the field
in somewhat soft condition while
the threatening weather kept an
anticipated throng of 20,000 fans
down to about a third of that
The victory gave California the
edge over Its southern rival, with
two games won and one lost.
At Baton Rouge: Oregon It,
Louisiana State 0.
At Berkeley: Georgia Teca I,
California 27.
At Gainesville: U.C.L.A. S,
Florida 11.
Ctk-M, bUUaV IU lAjy Uli. all
with a hrilliant fnfprspptionjil
STAYTON, Dec. 17 (Special)
Funeral services for Roger
Champ, 17, high school senior
who Friday afternoon shot him
self, will be held Sunday after
noon at 2 o'clock at Wed die's
funeral parlors here, Rev. W. H.
Lyman officiating. Mrs. Lyman
will sing.
Pallbearers will be Gordon
Shields, Julius Van Driesche, Paul
Dozler, Dale Crabtree, Harold
Pemberton and Max Brown, all
but the latter of whom are class
mates. Burial will be in the Lone
Oak cemetery.
. Deputy Coroner W. A. Weddle
today stated that examination re
vealed that the bump which
young Champ received on his
head Monday when he fell on
the ice was much more severe
than at first thought, and was
likely a skull fracture. Weddle
states that this fall probably
hftlnwl rail mntl rnnrtlHnn
helped cause mental condition
which led to the shooting as
much as brooding over a sus
pension trom school for smoking.
Roger, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harley Chamd, was born In Wal
la Walla, Wash., March 28, 1915.
A Stayton visitor to Salem Sat
urday said there was a report that
Champ took his own life not so
much as result of suspension from
school as from being "turned
down" in his first love affair.
Abandoning serions matters,
members of Capital Post, Ameri
can Legion, and Capital Unit aux
iliary tomorrow night will hold
their annual Joint Christmas party
in Fraternal temple. Committee
men In charge are hoping for a
record turnout and Fred Gahls-
dorf, refreshment chairman, is
planning accordingly. J. T. De
laney Is post chairman for the af
fair. The program will include a
half-honr wrestling match be
tween Prof. Newton of Oregon
City and Tuffy Davis of Portland,
music by the Legion auxiliary's
national champion vocal trio, and
several numbers by the Elks cho
rus directed by Dr. A. B. Schler-
baum of Mt. Angel. After the
program, there will be dancing to
music provided by BUI Braseau.
As many post and auxiliary
members as possible are wanted
at Fraternal temple tomorrow af -
ternoon to bring decorations and
assist in bedeckln the Christmas
Toys will be brought by post
and auxiliary members Monday
night for a shower to be given at
the annual Legion children's party
to be held probably Thursday.
Regular post and auxliary busi
ness meetings will precede the
Carkin to Speak
On Sales Tax at
f f mm
Lttiamber Meeting
An nrAnnH iv nn ttta. aaia.
tax. a problem which la scheduled
to play a big part on the floor of
the legislators' next month, will
feature the Monday noon lunch
eon 01 the chamber or commerce.
John H, Carkitt, a m amber oj ttsl
Everybody Stands: to Lose
Somehow When Colons
Start Their Task
(Continued frooe pas 1)
warrants beyond the Until of actu
ally levied tax due bills, the war
rants would be . Illegal and could
EOt circulate. Less than 60 days
ago Jhe state borrowed $1,024,000
from Portland banks and Thereby
used every cent of available credit.
tori this .was the total amount of
levied and uncollected tares1 for
Pay No Salarlee
Only .Method Ieft
Instead of going on a warrant
basts, all the' state could do when
Its funds ran out, would be te pay
no salaries and pay no bills; the
state could not do as the counties
do and Issue interest-bearing se
curities and mark them not-patd-for-want
of funds.
Some observers think that the
hullabaloo and the Jitters over
Impending- new tares Is altogether
unwarranted. They point out that
$45,000,000 annually is still .lev
led against real property in Ore-
son and for the state now to gath
r $3,&00,000 on other sources
than real property, thereby reduc-
ing the $45,000,000 by the same
OiUUUUh n VU'Vl lv saw ercrsasissv I
whilst ta tai h a at fan I
but a judcious one to redistribute
the burden of government. The
group of northwest state are all
in th RRina heat, these observers
say, and must all adopt one or an-
other system of Indirect taxation.
California years ago used a
sales tax which has worked ex
tremely effectively; so much so
that the expenses of that state
rose in the last fiscal year from
8110,000,000 to $181,000,000
But the California sales tax is a
one item tar and is so guised that
not one person in a thousand
knows of it. It consists of a gross
sales tar on all utility earnings,
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ranroau ercepa. ine cuom
pays inniBner qui emUui
knows he is paying.
The California system is not
conducive to lower government
costs or to a fight for lower utii-
Illy lauoo, m ms v"
between the utilities and the state
administration. But It does keep
California from as bad govern
mental Jitters as Oregon, it does
hold its treasury flush and It is
a large factor in keeping real !
property tax delinquency In Cali
fornia this year down to It per
Judge Charlee Thomaa contin
ues his attack on utilities in Ore
gon. During the week he probed
further into the Northwestern sit
uation in Portland, adjourning un
til next month, when he encoun
tered stubborn resistance on offi
cials part to release certain al
legedly valuable and private ma
terial. Thomas Is going to see if
he has legal grounds to demand
the offering of this material.
Meanwhile be is pushing along
in court the 10 per cent rate re
duction ordered of the Northwest
ern, hoping it this can be sustain
ed the Portland General Electric
company must follow suit.
Thomas turned over to Attor
ney-General Van Winkle hs con
clusions on the hearing held two
months ago Involving the Central
Public Service company and its
Oregon subsidiaries. Thomas
thinks Oregon laws have been vio
lated in the C. P. S. stock promo- I
tlons. Van Winkle has made no 1
UtAtnment on what he believes.
meanwhlle pondering the evi-
dence. It Is generally thought that
. r, d a f.
cials comes, a special attorney will
be named, perhaps Barnett H.
Goldstein who assisted Commis
sioner Mott In his one-two-three
attacks on financial "rackets
Whatever developments come
in state government and state
Dolitiea. will not be strange. Dis
tressed business and agricultural
Interests see in government a
monster which sucks out unneed-
ed costs and perhaps the dragon
which if slain, would bring back
prosperity. The Jitters about gov
eminent is not an Oregon proa
net alone; it le in every common
kew Committee
May Eye License
t -
The numerous proposals to
reduce motor vehicle license
fees in Oregon probably will be
placed in the lap of a special
committee of the 19$$ leglsla
ture instead of being referred to
the regular roads and highways
committees of the two houses
that this plan would expedite
KMialderatlAn of tha several ore-
posals and make it possible to
report out a workable bill ear -
ly in the legislative session. The
argument was advanced that the
Joint roads and highways com
mittee of the senate and house
would have many other prob
lems before it for consideration
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Minnesota Home
Word has been received of the
death of James 8wlft, father of
the ReTerend George H. Swift,
rector of St, Paul's Episcopal
church. The funeral will bo held
In Sauk Center, Minn., which has
been the home of the senior Ur.
Swift for $1 years. Ho was 81
years of ago at the time of his
death. He visited his son and fam
ily here about two years ago.
i HOT.' HW1II TOD WBS Called W
the bedside of his aged father a
Rev.- Swift who was called to
I week ago. Is quits ill himself
mere wiw iniinenxB.
I a a . m
state tax commission, wilt be the
Ia addition, the annual election
of offcers and directors of the
chamber will bo. held Monday,
uci aiouw; it is iu wot imwuvii- ... -wealth
in the nation and through- OlTl VV dCOmed 2
out the world. -t
Noses Way Into
Confection Shop
Bounded more like a ll-yars
ago column; a runaway on down
town streets, but there was the
evidence the stage entrance to
the Senator hotel last night, thor
oughly bashed in. the confections
shored out of plumb, the man
ager's desk crushed like a squeez
ed strawberry box.
But It was a 1911 runaway, an
While sitting ia her sedan.
parked In front of the stage en
trance, Mrs. R. L. Galloway, 188
South Church street, unintention
ally stepped on the starter. The
car, la gear, started p, rared
oved the curbing and stopped, its
bent headlight staring into the
candy case. i
Release of the 198S-1934 state
budget by next Wednesday was
promised Saturday by Henry
Hansen, state budcat director.
. ""V ""r ouages was
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JK A pi?8!r it. b , oat by
f??.?! ,a 0rd,6rl to allo,wj
ldI ft i JLZ ea TlT trrn mlcoiAn amnU4
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""" lu lu r uasea
n&nsen saia yesterday ne was
uot recommenaing any cut in
0 4 annual millage voted for
wuuc.uon Dy me people
ui irogua aecaae ago. Me will
not recommend. however, the
$308,000 of continuing appropri
ations heretofore voted by the
state legislature.
Hansen said the budget would
largely conform in its reductions
to the various cuts be has here
tofore indicated would be made.
numerous departments and ser-l
I vices of state government wlU
ifhAf h Ahniuv a
the operations of the Port-
Consolidation f
Means of Cutting
Education Costs
Consolidation of many rural
schools would effectively answer
the common complaint that
teacher cost is too high, County
Superintendent Mary L. Fulker-
son stated yesterday in pointing
out that the teacher cost per pu-
pll over the county during the
past year, $39.61, was nearly
4 0 per cent of the total pupil
cost per capita, $91.28. In cludina
all public school expense, the
cost of education in Marlon
county last year was $1,328,-
15 (..
In some of the smaller schools.
tne teacner cost is around $85,
sne said, wniie In 811 vert on grad
scnools, where there are a large
number of pupils,
is only $29.01.
teacher cost
Renewed rumors first heard
"Md"'r"s 18m'mt ?
J? l0 T J
tr being passed about. But
iaii summer, mat saiem mar
last night a halt dosen mea con
tacted by The Statesman and
variously mentioned In connec
tion with the enterprise, denied
any Interest.
At least two rmcant store
buildings "have been considered.
and by different parties, but the
word is that there Is "nothing
doing" right now.
Smaller buildings would cut
the overhead which the theatres
here operate under, and permit
IB-cent show, some business
men believe.
freezing foint
Tm TJnt T?0Z3nhs1
For the first time in a dozen
i uajn, ia earij uiuruiiig louiyerB-
ture here was above the freeslm
I YWtivtt trA m r nAfinfii 4Vm si IK.
kvui sfA v ji'usf, s vim e ey
degree maximum to $$ at I p. m.
the thermometer re-
' & Lf
ture yesterday was 2$.
Little change la temperature
and rain are forecast for today
and tomorrow.
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Christmas Crowd
"People are buying," proclaim
ed happy merchants at the close
of business here last night, after
a day of thronged shops and
streets. Some merchants said the
day's business might exceed that
of the same day last year. Wheth
er or not cash receipts would
come up to those of Christmas
week. 19$ 1, was a matter of some
doubt because this year's lower
prices, but the rolumo of goods
leaving counters wss expected at j
least to compare favorably with
that of last year.
How About That' Cedar
Chest for Christmas?
See our stock of
. Knotty White Cednr
Knotty Red Cedar
Knotty Teaacsseo Cedar
Knotty White Pine
Hansen & Ialjeqmst, Inc.
Dealers tn Lumber and
Balldina- HaterUIs
CharcJi sad MIS XeL tltl
Investors to be Restored
Original Stock, Avers
Franklin Griffith
(Continued from page 1)
H. Pelrce A Co., controllers of
Central Public Service corpora
tion, has been transferred to the
Consolidated Securities company,
an Oregon corporation, which
will soon offer to exchange the
original stock back to the Oregon
investors. Those who paid cash
for C. P. 3. stock Till be offered a
comparable basis of exchange in
the local stock.
There are 196,384 shares of
Prior Preference and First Pre
ferred stocks in the local com
pany outstanding of which 121,
370 scares will now be held In
Griffith said the arrangements
were completed before the Insti
tution of bankrupt proceedings
against the O. P. S. corporation
and that they would not be dis
turbed by those court findings.
The 3288,000 annual manage-
ment fee Imposed on the local
companies ana to wnlen utilities
commissioner Tnomas vigorously
object has been wiped out along
with the eastern control.
... .
TMet nsvoAns hev
v y vi etv u si uai uivugui
suit in Oregon courts to recover
their original Investments from
c. P. 3. These suits, Griffith said.
mint h HNmUsftil hofor th Ht-
igants will be able to make the
conversion back to their original
Dividends on P. N. P. S. com
pany stock have been suspended
pending business revival, Griffith
Attorney General Van Winkle
has so far announced no decision
as to what action he will take In
the recent order of the public
utilities commissioner dealing
lan(J Gener4ll Electric
its parent organization, and sub
sidiary concerns.
The entire order was sent to
Van Winkle Friday, with Instruc
tions to take any steps that he
might consider proper. The order
was written by Charles M. Thom-
i as, publie utilities commissioner.
Thomas indicated that he had
I found that the parent organiia-
tion had taken large amounts of
money from the Portland Electric j
concern, with the result that It
had not been possible to lower
rates or make other substantial
adjustments for the benefit of the
rate payer.
The Question was raised Satur-
dav aa to whether a suit, lf filed.
would be broueht in the name of
the nubile utilities commissioner!
or the state corporation depart-
Texas and California residents
lead the list of Inquiries received
at the chamber of commerce here
in recent days concerning country
and city land for sale or lease
here. These people, taken from a
selected list of the local chamber
and also the Portland chamber,
are really Interested in coming to
Marion county to reside:
O. W. Bruffett. P. O. box 600,
Compton. Cal.. is interested in
land n the Salem district.
John R. Bouldin. 1$4T ISth
street, Douglas, Arts., wants to
purchase a small farm of about
10 or 20 acres around Salem, 311-
verton or Woodburn.
D. G. Wilson. 2251 Webster
avenue. Long Beach. Cal., wish
to rent a farm in the Salem dis
trict, with the option of purchas
ing the farm
Clyde Walter, route r, Kress,
Tex., is interested in buying a
small farm in this district.
R. L. Walker, $00 West Wal
nut street. Springfield. Mo., is
looking for a suburban home or
small farm near Salem.
W. R. Green, box 28$, Waucon-
da. IlL, Is Interested In farming in
thta gallon of the Willamette val-
Harry D. Evans, Jetfers, Mian-.
intends to buy a small country
home in the 8alem district.
Harry 8. Molr, $17 Bridge road.
Saa Leandro, Cal., writes that
there are three parties interested
in buying about 10 to $1 acres of
land ia this district with a view
of retiring from city business life
at a future date.
WHEN you are
think-in of
moving think of oar
telephone n a m b r.
Yon can reach ui in a
hurry and you can be
sure of our rapid re
sponse to your caH
on iuir
t .-
Mm. Xthei F. Urban, ft 14 8outa
Vermont." avenue,' Los Angeles,
has tome Los Angeles city prop
erty to exchange for a farm la the
Salem district.
Byron Warner, 1811 North
Main street, Daytoa, Ore., Is In
terested in farm land in this sec
tion of the Willamette valley.
M. B. Webster, Spring Valley,
CaU wants to buy a farm in eith
er Marion or Una county. Wants
some place with plenty of timber
and a creek or river and does not
have to be close to town or school.
J. L. Meek. Sagle, Idaho, is in
terested in land south and east
of Salem.
Elam R. Smith. Harlingen, Tex.,
writes he is interested in some im
proved land in this dstrict.
Mrs. G. E. Sheldon, 16ft Har
rison, Denver, Colo., writes they
want to buy 10 acres of land in
this district, either all or partly
wooded, with trees large enough
to use for building a log home.
Dr. F. W. Briggs. 110 Pioneer
Block, Havre, Mont., Intends to
visit Salem In the near future and
lf he decides to locate here, he ex
pects to purchase a home and pay
for it in full.
(Continued from pas 1)
m unity Service commit tee women
will start their task of going over
the clothing, mending, sewing
buttons, putting it In usable con
dition. Then It will be sent to the
seven local laundry and cleaning
establishments whose managers
have volunteered to clean it free
of charge.
Cooperating are Kennedy City
Cleaners, Standard Cleaners k.
Dyers, Salem Cleaners, Cherry
City Cleaners, Electric Cleaners,
Salem Laundry company and Cap
ital City Laundry company. As an
additional contribution to char
ity, these concerns are offering to
have their drivers pick up any
clothing local residents desire to
To keep the clothing in condi
tion once it is cleaned, Commun
ity Service will need hundreds of
coat hangers. T. A. Wlndishar,
Service director, yesterday asked
that Salem citizens be asked to
contribute the surplus of hang
ers which are usually to be found
in every closet.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Dec. 17
(AP) J. C. TJlrich of Salem was
elected president of the Oregon
association of real estate boards
at the formation meeting of the
organization here today. Seven of
the state's ten real estate boards
were represented at the confer
Other officers elected were:
Henry E. Reed of Portland, first
vice-president; E. M. Chllcote of
Klamath Falls, second vice-presi
dent; R. H. Parsons of Eugene.
third vice-president; E. C. McGow-
an of Portland, secretary-treasur
er; and R. C. Dales of Klamath
Falls, Sherwood Williams of La
Grande, C. F. Hyde of Eugene, J.
D. Sears of Salem, Claude Murray
of Albany and R. T. Kaufman of
Marshfleld, member of the board
of directors.
The meeting was called by R.
H. Parsons, president of the Eu
gene real estate board who pre
sided. The next meeting will be
held at Salem during the first
week In January.
MONMOUTH, Dee. 17. A pro
gram at the training school audi
torium featuring numbers from
each of the grades was presented
Friday afternoon and many par
ents ana mends comprised a
large audience. Following this
each room had its own tree and
dispensation of Christmas gifts to
which every child contributed a
The normal and training schools
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Revision of Non-Partisan
Judiciary law Among
Proposed Changes '
Requirements that municipal
Judges shall be lawyers, who
have practiced continuously for
at least three years, together
with provisions that specified
periods of active legal practice
be required for filling various
other Judicial offices in Oregon,
will be Included in a bill which
will be placed before the 193$
session of the legislature, it was
revealed Saturday when copies
of the bill were received here
from Portland.
In the case of district Judges
the tenure of practice is fixed
at five years. Circuit Judges
shall have practiced law for a
period of seven years and their
records must be free from dis
barment attack. No mention of
supreme court Justices is made in
the proposed law. Several provi
sions of the bill were said to
have been copied from a measure
to be introduced at the next ses
sion of the legislature in the
state of California. Two or three
eastern states previously adopted
laws similar to the one now be
ing considered here.
Another bill havine to do with
the operation of the courts would
repeal the grand Jury system now
in operation in this state. Under
the proposed new nractlce. dis
trict attorneys would have auth
ority to file informations against
persons accused of crime, and
thereby expedite the trial pro
cedure. Sponsors of this reform
declared that the present grand
Jury system was cumbersome and
nad proved an unnecessary ex
pense to the taxpayers.
Change of Terms Planned
Still other bills are being pre
pared here which would change
the time for holding terms of
circuit court In several iudlcial
districts. In Marlon county only
four terms of court would ba
held annually, as aralnit fiv
j terms under existing laws:
Kepeai of tne law enacted at
the 1931 legislature allowing
persons accused of crime to
waive Jury trial, also will be
sought at the next legislative
session. The 1921 act. which waa
referred to the voters, was ap
proved at the November election
this year. The argument was
advanced that this law would not
be necessary, provided district at
torneys are allowed to file infor
Reports received at the canitol
also indicated that the non-partisan
Judiciary law approved by
the 1921 legislature, would b
attacked at the 1933 session.
Candidates for Judicial offices
have complained that the new
law is unfair for the reason that
it prevents a person from identi
fying himself on the ballot.
Consolidation Considered
An amendment probably will
be offered which will make It
possible for a Judicial candidate
to designate on the ballot wheth
er he is the Incumbent, and the
place of his official residence.
Such an amendment would re
move confusion dtle to similarity
of names, and dther complica
tions, attorneys declared.
Consolidation of several Iu
dlcial districts also has been pro
posed along with other economy
measures to be offered at the
193S legislature. Sponsors of this
Innovation argued that there are
too many circuit Judges in Ore
gon at the present time, and that
considerable money would be
saved through a merger program.
Other bills and amendments
having to do with the operation
of the courts probably will be
drafted before the legislature
have closed for the holiday vaca
tion. The high school, as usual
will have school an til the Friday
preceding Christmas, then be dis
missed until the Tuesday after
New Tear's day. This program en
ables the high school to close in
the spring a week earlier than the
other schools.
F. M. Roth, high school prin
cipal, was absent two days this
week because of Illness. A mild
form of Influenza is prevalent
about town with many ehildrea
and adults confined to then-homes.