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Th OREGON STATESMAN, Salera, Oregon, Sunday Morning, November 12, 1933 '
Economical Way of Running
Schools Suggested; . is
- Success Where Used
The connty unit school plan, as
- ;- a Qeans of reducing- total school
r ' . costs, eqnaliiing taxaUoo, and in-
. creasing; anTlmprorinr; the facll-
i - ltles, of the. smaller districts, has.
-, ' been suggested bjrniany state of-
-ficials and prominent educators as
, a partial volution of the financial
; difficulties now. confronting -hun-
dreds-of -Oregon's school units.
ETldence that Interest in the
. county unit school plan is Increaa
- lng Is Indicated bi the large nun?
, ber of Queries receded at the state
educational department recently
'. requesting information ' concern
lng the operation of schools under
,. this system; Charles A. Howard,
state superintendent of -public in
instruction, said most of these quer
ies were prompted by the precar-
f4ons condition of school finances
I which has caused groups of tax-
payers to inrestigate methods for
i reducing school costs.
Records of the state education
al department show - that the fi
nances of the three counties now
operating under the school unit
. plan are among the most saUsfac
j tory in the state. These include
Crook, Klamath and Lincoln. Lin
coln: county has reported a de
crease In its school warrant in
debtedness of approximately
$1206 during the past year, while
the warrant indebtedness of Crook
county incr. eased only J 9 4 0.0.
There also was an increase of only
ijf90Q0.fi the school; warrant in-
ide.btednejs8ot Klejmath count,?In
. other: counties the -school warrant
indebtedness increased during the
past year in amounts ranging from
$3000 to $278,000. The increase'
of $3000 was in Linn county.
Crook Leads Way
Crook county which was the
first in Oregon to adopt the coun
ty unit plan of school adminis
tration, has, in the last 10 years'
experience with new systems,
- -' . fully demonstrated its ability to
" - reduce school costs and equalize
the tax burden. Twelve years ago,
, when the old district system of
school operation was in effect in
Crook county, the special tax lev;
ies ranged from nothing in some
districts where no schools were
- maintained to 24.6 mills in the
more Impoverished districts. Last
year the elementary school tax in
. that county was 6.4mllls. This
was uniform over the entire unit.
The secret of Crook Aunty's re
duction in educational costs under
th i county unit plan was its abil
. ity to close small schools when the
, enrollment did not Justify the ex
"pense, quantity buying and appli-
cation of business methods in ad
Lincoln county, io years ago,
was divided into approximately 70
school districts, with the tax in
some districts ranging as high as
' 24.5 mills. There wre 63 one
4 room schools and it was incum-
' bent upon the pupils to provide
their own transportation. Under
the county unit plan there are
only 39 school districts in Lincoln
county operating under a single
board. The records show ithat
school costs in Lincoln county
have declined steadily since 1928
29 when they totaled $100.24 per
pupil. The teaching staff was re
duced from 82 to 79, despite a
healthy increase in the-chool en
rollment i Klamath Has Success
A similar satisfactory showing
has been made in Klamath coun
Ji" ty under the county unit program.
For the year 1921-22, the last un
der1 the old district system, it cost
Klamath county an average of
$90.74 for the schooling of 1306
boys and girls in the grade schools
outside of Klamath Falls. For
1930-31 this per capita cost, with
an enrollment of 1782, was re
duced to $64479. Lastyear the
cost was $65.10, based on an en
rollment of .2816.
In Utah where the county .unit
school plan has been In operation
for several years the average per
capita cost of elementary educa
tion has been reduced more than
83 1-3 per cent. For the year 1932
the cost peT pupil in-Utah was
$71.83,. as against $133.21 for
Wyoming, $131.81 for California,
$110.16 for Colorado, $109,04 for
Montana, $103.31 for Oregon and
$98.66 for Washington.
"From our study we find that
larger school districts have made
Tery substantial savings without
crippling the schools," Howard's
statement read. ....
Ij. Howard declared that while ad
option of the. county unit plan
would not eliminate the need of
state aid for. distressed school dis
tricts at this time, it would soon
iter come the - existing financial
deficiencies and place these school
units on a sound financial basis.
SEATTLE, Not. 11, (De
clining for '.'personal reasons" to
become involved in an investiga
tion of the higher education : tur
moil in Oregon, Harold Shepherd.
dean of the University of Wash,
lngton law school ...has turned
down a request he go to Oregon
and report upon the situation, r
He added that he had wired
Dean Clark, t of., the -Tale ..Law
school, president of the American
Law School association, - asking
that a California representative
V take his place us investigator.
. Later he disclosed-that he an-
v - derstood that a request- had- gone
forward to Dean. O, K. McMurray,
of the University of California law
school, to take the assignment i
Roscoe C. Nelson,- president of
the Oregon state board of, higher
education, submitted his reelgna-
$lon last wek.. - t
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CHARLES S. McELHINNT
I5TH YEAH, MUTUAL
Charles S. McElhinny, Salem
Insurance man, yesterday cele
brated completion of his 15th
year witn ms company, me- ure-
gon Mutual, with the honor of
holdlnjt third place for the en
tire company for volume of busi
ness writtsn so far this year. His
position among the Mutual agents
follows his years of experience
for the firm which .have .included
wo--years' service as associate
general agent. Of late he has
been in personal production.
. While Mr. McElhinny has car
ried on his business vigorously,
he has not shunned civic service.
At present he is chairman of the
education committee of the Ma
rion County Public Health asso
ciation and a member of the Sa
lem Cherrians and Rotary club.
He is a past president of the Sa
lem high school parent-teacher-student
association and of the
Roseburg Rotary club.
Mr. McElhinny was born and
reared in Nebraska. At the time
of the Lewis and Clark exposi
tion at Portland he came west
and located at Roseburg, where
he lived until coming to Salem
Two factors in the Oregon fin
ancial picture must be changed
before World War veterans state
aid bonds will have a more fav
orable reception from eastern buy
ers, Jerrold Owen, secretary of the
commission, declared Friday.
The first of these i3 the restor
ation of an adequate penalty for
tax delinquency, even though this
does not directly affect the pre
ferred position of the state in re
lation to the county in the matter
of tax collections.
The second Is the restoration of
the mlllage tax for the World
War state aid commission. This
tax was eliminated by the state
tax commission for the year 1932.
"Neither in Chicago nor New
York did I find the slightest ap
parent interest in our proposed
$600,000 issue of veterans state
aid bonds advertised for sale on
October 20, 1933, when the sub
ject was first broached, Owen
Owen also recommended the
dissemination of facts concerning
the Oregon financial situation in
an intelligible maner to the lead-
ig bond houses, banks and insur
ance companies in financial cen
ters in the east.
He also woujd eorrect by ac
tual statements the prejudice now
existing against Oregon bond is
sues, "due in- part to nigniy col
ored and pessimistic predictions
and comments from Portland in
vestment and financial Institu
WOODBURN, Not. 11. What
was said by many to be "the best
Armistice day parade to date in
Woodburn'' "was run off like clock
work here this morning in flag
decked, crowd-lined Btreets and
before a reviewing stand where
were seated Mayors Moisan, Webb
and Broyles of Gervals, Mt. Angel
and Woodburn, respectively.
Sponsored by the American Le
gion, the parade was managed by
Dr. J. M. Hanrahan.
The harmonica band was award
ed first prite as the best group or
unit, while the "Pony Express
boys" took second In the division.
Ed Unger, the Judges decided, was
the funnist looking Legionnaire
Anita Hoefer received first
prize in the costume division;
Clarence Fessler and Burgess My
ers received second and third.-
W. W. Stenson, Doris Nally,
Floyd Mattson and-young Hoajh
taling were awarded prizes, in the
order named for pets entered.
Woodburn firemen with a bat
tered and ancient fire-truck won
first prize for their 'float," while
the Oregon state training school
I Sid George, former state' com
mander ef the-American- Legion,
delivered the address of the morn
ing. The football game with Ger
vals high school this afternoon
and the Armistice day dance in
the armory tonight, both events
attended by record crowds, com
pleted the celebration here.
IEIII Fl Mil
A surtax on incomes, aTeraging
two per cent,- will be proposed at
the special legislative session In
a measure sow being drafted by
a group of house members, as a
means of proTldlng relief for dis
tressed school districts. '
Henry Oleen, representatlTe
from Washington county, recently
held a conference with members
of the state tax commission when
the proposed tax was discussed.
He also was said to have conferred
with Earl Snell, speaker of the
house, and other legislative lead
ers who are members of the in
terim committee on' education.
Oleen will sponsor the hill In con
nection with a number of other
The surtax under consideration
would be in addition to the in
come tax effective this year, and
would provide for lower exemp
tions and a one to three per cent
tax. Adoption of this tax would
mean that approximately 70,000
persons, other than those now pay
ing on incomes, would be required
to file returns. It was estimated
that the new tax would raise in
excess of $1,000,000 a year,
which is the minimum demanded
for the relief of the distressed
school districts. -
The new personal Income , tax
law, enacted by the 1933 legisla
ture, ranges from two to seTen
per cent, with exemptions of mar
ried persons reduced from $2500
to $1500, single persons from
$1500 to $800 and dependents
from $400 to $300. This tax was
expected to hrlng to the state
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Intriguing Story Based on j
Contract Bridge Vogue to
Start in Statesman Soon
Pretty women at the bridge
tables of the fashionable . clubs
losing fortunes, their inheritance,
their stock . winnings, . their ali
mony, going on a double or a
redouble;. . '. Women fighting
to take bridge lessons from ex
perts at a thousand dollars a
course - . . . "Experts" lionised
by society and ballyhooing them
selves to peaks of publicity In
the newspapers, the newsreels.
the radio '. . . The whole coun
try contract-bridge mad!
. The scene is New York, the
time is only last winter, the peak
of the bridge crate. It is all in
Joan Clayton's new novel.
Knave's Girl," which The States
man will run serially ' beginning
Wednesday. But H i s s Clayton's
noTel is not only the picture of
the card-fever that struek New
York society when the change
from auction to contract bridge
multiplied the winnings and the
losses at the game. For against
this background is played an ex
citing love story the romance of
the girl who became the world's
greatest bridge player.
"KnaTe's Girl" is the Btory of
Patricia, a girl who inherited
only one thing from her father,
and that an inheritance of du
bious Talue, skill at cards. Her
father had been a Southern
gentleman and a gambler. She
had been unable to . get a Job
even as a tile clerk when her
proficiency ai bridge suddenly be
came known and she was chosen
as the partner of the country's
greatest bridge player, Julian
Havcrholt, for purposes of pub
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licity, introduced her to society
as .h 1 s "niece." Patricia acqui
esced, bat in ft little while she
found It impossible to explain
her position to the man she lov
ed, Clark' Tracy, the polo player,
considered the greatest "catch"
in society. . ..... ,, .
Like any girl with pride, Pa
tricia did not attempt to explain
the apparent inconsistencies of
the "uncle" and "niece" relation
ship vith the man with , whom
she was seen everywhere, and: in
whose bouse she lived. And when
she finds that three men want
her, Clark Tracy, the polo player,
Julian Haverholt, the bridge ad'
venturer, and the Mike McGee,
a racketeer, her story becomes
the most erziting love story yet
written about these exciting
times when society people, ad
venturers and gangsters all rub
- Don't miss "KnaTe's Girl." It
starts November 15.
New $20000 Bridge
on Capitol Planned
Bids on construction of a new
North . Capitol street .bridge over
North Mill creek here probably
will he called by the state high-,
way commission some time be
tween December 7 and January)
18, according to word obtained
at the highway department. The
structure is estimated to cost $20,.
000. Bide on widening the north
Pacific highway entrance to Sa
lem, with which the bridge pro
ject is connected, will be opened
af - , c, u ,r -Four of
The Talk That's
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Considerable trade and public
.interest attaches to the statement,
made today by K. T. Keller, presi
dent of Dodge Brothers corpora
tion, that production of Dodge
passenger cars tnd tracks is the
highest, for, this season .of the
year, since the fall of 1928. ,
"Naturally, this eon tinned de
mand for bur product Is a very,
gratifying feature of the situa
tion," explained Mr, Keller; "hut
it is. not the only, circumstance to
make us happy; another import
ant factor is the continued em
ployment .of. men in our plants
that Is made possible by it. That
means a lot to us.
"At, the beginning of the year
we planned the production of 75,-.
000 , Dodge sixes" and . 20.000
trucks. But as we went through
the summer it became increasing
ly evident that a greater produc
tion than that would be required
to keep onr dealers supplied with
cars throughout the full season.
Therefore we increased our orders
for materials and planned substan
tial production throughout Octo
ber, NoTember and December. Al
ready our Dodge passenger car
and truck shipments total 114,123
units, 105,689 of which were- for
sale in the United States. Orders
continue to come in from all parts
of the country in substantial vol
ume from Texas, California,
Georgia, Massachusetts from eT
erywhere, including the foreign
by the commission next Wednes
day in Portland.
CSISAWO -X GUESS VOU FEEI.
MOWHAVIKl' A SWELL HOUSE.
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- Following closely upon the
heels of a nation-wide campaign
of press criticism at the lowering
of the maximum age limit from. 50
to 40 years for entry Into certain
branches of the civil service came
an announcement yesterday of the
temporary rescinding of the order
in rerard to the stenographer-
typist examination and the exten
sion of. the closing date lor. tnat
Instructions received here yes
terday by the local ciril service
examiner place the closing date,
formerly set as November 7,' at
November 30, and says that "ap
plications will until that date be
received- from those who have
reached their 40th birthday but
not their 63d. Those under 40
had an opportunity to file under
the . original announcement and
their applications cannot now be
considered under the amended an
nouncement if they failed to file
under the original." -
Persons Interested in applying
for stenographer-typist work In
the federal civil service may ob
tain further information at the
money order window of the local
To Close Friday
With but a few days to go be
fore the final1 day for voting on
the Gilmore $1000 -for -charity
contest, Oregon charitable insti
tutions are sending out their last
call for support of their friends.
November 17 is the time sched
IS TO TRY TO EE.
HOOFER PLAYS IN
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uled for closing the 5 coast-wide
polls, and reports to date 'shonr.
interest is increasing daily. - A
soon as the time limit is up the
ballots will be sent to Los An
geles Sot counting under fjie , su
perTision of Spencer Tracy, film
star, who will announce the win
ner as soon as possible, j.
At ih next Salara rranxe No.
lJJmeailngj December , Dr.. Al
bert .Slaughters will terminate
seveo':7eax service as'- president
of that organization. Stating he
believed guidance of the grange
should now go to someone else,
he declined renomlaation-at -yesterday's
homecoming meeting held
here. . - . v -
. Miss Ethel M. Fletcher, secre
tary the past year, was elected
master te succeed Dr. Slaughter,
other new officers to be Installed
fnext month are: H. C. LeaTen-
worth, oTerseer; Mrs. Arthur
Rrowir. lecturer: Henrr 8. Peck.
steward; Zero i Polaire. assistant
steward: - Mrs. ; Clara J. snieids,
chaplain; Norman Fletcher, secretary-treasurer;
S. H. Van
Trunin, ratekeeoer: Mrs. F. F.
Townsend, Ceres; Mrs. Marie Rob
ertson, Pomona: Mrs. J. J. Mc
Donald, Flora: Mrs. Margaret Po
laire, lady assistant steward, and
Mrs. S. H. Van Trump, chorister.
Yesterday's program consisted
of a talk by R. A. Harri3 on "Prac
tical Relief Measures," music by .
Mitchell's orchestra and a piano
solo by Miss Marian Mitchell. The
grange charter was draped in
memory of the late. Mrs. Bessie m.
Slaughter, member of Salem No.
17, who died recently In Florida.
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