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NO. 279..-TEN PAGES.
SALEM, OREGON,TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1919.
By Hugh Balllle
(United Press Staff Correspondent.),
!' Washington, Nov. 25. Republicans
and democrats today began actively or
ganizing for the business of electing a
president of the United States in 1920,
Leaders were on the ground arrang
ing for meetings of the democratic and
republican national committees here
January 8 and December 10, respec
tively, to pick convention cities.
- Press agents representing the can
didates were also beginning to appear,
armed with much literature. Announce
inents of new candidates were expected
to come Uiick and fast from the G. O.
P. ranks within a few days, but the
democrats were holding back.
There were many ideas as to what
the issue would be. Miles Polndexter,
senator from Washington and one of
the first republican aspirants in the
field, declared it would be bolshevlsm
and that he would make his fight on a
platform promising eradication of the
"red" menace. " .
., Senator Lodge's expressed willing-
ness to go to the country with the
peace treaty as an Issue made it appear
that he had presidential aspirations
- Senator Harding, Ohio, also a candi
date, has not yet announced his con-
ception of what the principal point of
contention between the two major
parties will be.
' 8ome Holding Back.
Senator Johnson of California is un
derstood to be planning his race 6n a
"straight American" platform.
Soma of the candidates who loom
.biggest; such as Governor . Loden of
.Illinois and General Wood, have not
. entered the battle of press agents here
as. yet, the inference being they are
holding back until the situation Is a
little more clarified. ' j
. as- ior ine aemocrais, ine iuci iuiu
none has come out for the candidacy
. gav? strength to a report here that
President Wilsonin spite of Informa
tion to the contrary has not yet made
up his mind with regard to making a
third effort. With the treaty out of
the way, there is little doubt that, in
view of his illness and his weariness
of public life, he would be willing to
'Step aside and not even participate ac
tively in the campaign. Bnt if the
treaty; is to -be the issue, the president
may deem it his duty either to' head
the ticket which supports ratification
or take a prominent part in naming
.that .leader and fighting for his elec
McAdoo for Labor. -t
W. G. McAdoo was seen today as a
bidder for labor support if he becomes
a candidate, in view of his telegram
to Fuel Administrator Garfield, vigor- j
out'ly supporting the miners wage de
mands and opposing the ideas of let
ting the public pay the increase. But
McAdoo has not avowed his intentions
and the other democratic possibilities,
including Governor Cox and A. Mitch
ell Palmer, are keeping very quiet.
W. J. Bryan, although he has said
he has no more political ambitions,
is frequently brought into the situation
when the democratic aggregation is
being looked over.
Many cities are bidding for the re
publican national convention. They
Include San Francisco, Chicago, As
bury Park, St. Louis, Kansas City, Mil
waukee and St. Paul and Minneapolis
combined. For the democratic conven
ventlon, Baltimore, Chicago, Indian
apolis and St. Louis are among those
GALLOWS URGED FOR
POR TLAND MURDERER
BY CORONER'S JURY
land, Or., Nov. 23. David
Sin g ' Walter Banaster and ,
Jul j e Ogle, Claremont tavern
toai e js, were Indicted by the
Mi a gmah county grand Jury to- .
da 01 n charges of second degree
m r, the extreme charge un
de Sregon laws.
. j three men confessed par
ti lion in the robbery, but
eij denied firing the shots that
kt gl State Highway Commis
si -r J. N. Burgess and C. E.
F ."inger during the robbery of
the tavern Iriday night.
REPORT HE FAVORED
Portland, Or., Nov. 25. "We recom
mend that David Smith, James Ogle
and Walter Banaster be held for the
willful and deliberate murder of J. N.
Burgess and George E. Perrlnger, and
we further recommend that capita!
punishment be restored in this' state." j
A coroner's Jury which probed the
murders of the prominent Pendleton
citizens at Claremont tavern Friday
night, returned that verdict last night.
"And if we had our way about It,
they'd build a scaffold right here in
the plaza block tonight and carry out
these recommendations," announced
one of the Jurors as the verdict was
handed to the coroner.
Miss Elsie Babcock, who was a
member of the Burgess-Perringer sup
per party at the Claremont, testified
that ''as near as she could tell," Smith
did the shooting which killed the Pen-
Miss Babcock was very nervous on
the stand and swooned after leaving
the witness chair. -
Washington, Nov. 25. In connection;
with press account sof his annual re
port to the secretary of war. General
March, chief of staff, today issued the
"In the ticwspapere of Sunday! No
vember 23, there appeared a review of
the annual report of General Peyton C.:
March, chief of staff, sent out by the
Associated Press which credltea him
with favoring an army of 260,000 men.
This statement was entirely erroneous.
The report of the chief of staff was a
strong presentation of the necessity
for an army of 600,000 men ana in
eluded with it a copy of the so-called
war department bill, which ia now be
fore congress and which embodies Gen
eral March's ideas as presented in his
annual report This bill specifically
states the number of men recommend
ed an in no place in the report does
there appear anything which suggests
any other than an army of 600,000
men." - -- -
With turkeys selling at 65 cents
wholesale on tho Portland market,
while only bringing 50 cents retail in
Salem, the supply of Thanksgiving
birds in; this city is going to be con
siderable short of the . demand, in the
opinion of market men.
Up to the present time the supply
here has been but little better than
the early orders for the birds and it
is expected that the eleventh hour
rush wilt find the local dealers unable
to supply all their customers. Most
of the turkeys raised in this section
are going to the higher market in
Portland, whera the supply is also re
ported short. .
But scarcity of the birds is not the
only, reason for the fancy, prices they
are bringing, according to growers,
although it ': a: big factor. High pric
es of feeds has made a greater re
turn ' neoessary. and has resulted in
many farmers cutting down their
flocks. Many who have formerly rais
ed turkeys for the markets have eith
er eliminated them from their farms,
or are raising only a few for their own
FAILURE TO APPEAL
IN TIME MEANS TERM
IN PRISON FOR WHITE
SERVE TIME FOR PART
IN FAKE FIGHT GRAFT
IN PETROGRAD FAILS
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 25.--R6llin
H. Eunch, mayor of Muncie, Ind., to
day was sentenced to serve two years
in Atlanta prison and pay a fine of
$1009 for participation in a fake fight
swindle. Prosecuting Attorney Hor
ace G. Murphy, also of Muncie, wa?
given a similar sentence,.
Twenty-one others were given vary
ing prison terms and fines by Federal
Judge A. B. Anderson. The defendants
included well known Muncie men,
members of the police force and asso
ciates from other cities. The charge
was using the mails to defraud.
The gang was alleged to have ob
tained thousands of dollars through
their fake fights, operating on a plan
somethin like the old fake foot races.
After bets had been placed, a fight was
staged in some secluded spot, one of
the fighters would fall, bleeding from
the mouth and there would be flight to
escape arrest', the stakes disappearing
also. A promised settlement when the
excitement died away, never material
'FRISCO POLICE ARE
WORRIED; GET NOTE
FROM BILL CARLISLE
San Francisco, Nov. 25. (United
Press ) Chief of Police White today
received a postcard signed "Bill Car
lisle, S. P.," which read: '
"Just arrived. Riding blind. Will
see how the nicking is here."
The card was dated November 24
and postmarked San Francisco.
The police take the card seriously
and believe the spectacular Wyoming
bandit is in this city.
DEAD RETURNS AND
Because his attornes's failed to file
the appeal In the time prescribed by
law Arthur R. White of McMinnvlllo
convicted of arson in the circuit court
of Yamhill county, must serve the
penitentiary sentence of not to ex
ceed two years imposed by.Judge H.
H. Belt of the lower court. The su
preme court this morning dismissed
the appeal affirming the Judgment of
the Yamhill circuit court. Arthur R.
and Ethel White were convicted in
the lower court on a charge of hav
ing burned a dray and feed stable
with intent to defraud the insurance
company. Ethel White was paroled by
Judge Belt and therefore is not af
fected by the dismissal of the appeal
Other Decisions Made
A. D. Joyner vs Crown Willamette
Paper company, appellant; appeal
from Clackamas county; action for
damages. Opinion by Chief Justice Mc
Bride. Judge Campbell affirmed
Earl F. Cranston and C. W. Mas
ters, ..appellants, vs Caifornla Insur
ance company; appeal rrom waiter
county. Action to collect insurance on
automobile destroyed by fire. Opinion
by Justice ' Burnett; Judge Anderson
affirmed. ' -. ; ,
W. E. Newsom, appellant, vs City
of Rainier, et al, appeal from Colum
bia county; suit for injunction to-re-strain
city officials from interfering
SLAYER OF WIFE AI!D
2 DAUGHTERS FOUlu
HANGING FROM BEAM
President s Advisers Adicura
After Discussing Ccal rrcb
ka Three Hours; Split Ca
By Ralph F, Couch , .,
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, Nov. 25.--Members of
President Wilson's cabinet, meeting to
day to bring about a settlement of th
coal strike, were unable to agree as t
what will be a fair wage Increase to
400,000 miners who are idle, awaiting
the outcome of negotiations here.
After discussing the coal situation
for three hours the cabinet adjourned
at 2 p. m. to meet at 8:30.
Split Over Proposal.
This split was over insistence of
Secretary Wilson that his proposal tot
an increase of approximately 31 per
cent Is necessary to - equalize miners"
wages and living costs.
J Fuel Administrator Garfield an
Bellingham, Wash., Nov. 25.
Hanging from a rafter in a boathous
on Drayton harbor, two miles irom .,, i.in.t memhe omioaed thl
Blaine, with a knife, wound in his
breast, deputy sheriffs from Belling
ham early today found the body of
Otis McOuire, who yesterday mur
dered his wife and two little daugh
ters, Dorothy 12 and Gertrude 8.
McGuire is . premused to have be
come suddenly insane.. After commit
ting the triple murder, leaving the bod
ies of his three victims together on a
bed in the home at Blaine, he wrote a
note saying his body would be found
floating in Drayton harbor -and then
left the house with his dog.
Deputy sheriffs found the dog bark
ing on the shore of the harbor, but
the body of McGuire was not found
until the posse reached the boat house
about 3 o'clock this morning. ; Tho
London, Nov. 25. A widespread
Dlot to overthrow the soviet govern'
ment in Petrograd and cooperate with
Generals Daniken and Yudenvltch has
been discovered, according to an ofH
rial wireless dispatch from Moscow
todav. v- - .:
The revolutionary organization, saia
(6 number nearly 1500, was declared
to have been financed by 'the allies to
the extent of tens of millions of rubles
and to have been headed by Editor
Bakoff. According to the wireless, tne
plotters planned an attack on the red
army In the rear as Yudenvltch near
ed Petrograd In a fresh , offensive.,
Communication was said to have been
established with Denlken by airplane.
Meanwhile, according to Moscow
claims, the bolsheviki continue to aa-
vance on a sijfty mile front from thfe
Gulf of Finland to Churdskoe lake,
Destruction of Kolchak s army
continues and our advance la, uninter
rupted." said the communique, we
ha-e taken 900 addition prisoners,
"We have flung back Denigen in
the Kurshlgotf region and captured
three armored trams.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. . 25. "Enoch
Arden" Is home today tostay. He is,
Richard Sorenson ,who went away to
the war lh France and was reported
killed in action." .
Mrs. ' Beulah f Irene Borerison, his
wife, the mother of a 16-year-old son,
Allen, remarried on June 17, taking G.
C. Jackson as her second husband.
A few days ago Mrs. Jackson re
ceived a telegram from New York. It
was addressed to Mrs. Beulah Soren
son and was signed "Diok."
"Killed in action report false," It
read. "Am coming home."
The two hUBhands of the same wife
faced each otheu'Refcson and fair ilay
triumphed over' the urge to fight it
out They talked it over and left the
choice to her. v !-:
Superior court records, show, that
her choice was "Dick." She has start
ed proceedings to annul her marriage
tot Jackson. - -.-:' :
with laying f water mains. Opinion jrival o( tfc coroner
oy ju OU.I..H, ..UU8 i... McGulre had fastened a rope to a
rafter and standing upon
Grace Simpson, appellant, v. First ' V- -knlft heart and
..... , Js 4., . , swung himself into eternity, :
" ,ri The triple murder wo. discovered by
on promissory note. Opinion by Jus- G. Bartlett, a roomer at the Mc
tice Harris. Opinion of Judge Hamil- jOulre home flight. He found the
ton modified and case remanded to note left, by McGuire and notified the
give plaintiff opportunity to amend , sheriff.
complaint. i . :
Reargument granted In - Smith vs
Barner,. appeal from Yamhill oounty
Case of Isaac Labovitch vs Ida La-
bovltch dismissed on stipulation.
view and Garfield at the second ses
sion late today was to lay new facta
and figures before the cabinet to sup
port his contention.
Attention was called tb the argu
ment of operators that while Wilson
based his figures on wages paid pics;
miners in 1913 about 70 per cent of th
coal now mined in the central competi
tive district is mined by machinery. ...,
Second Meeting Called.
Wilson at the second meeting today
planned to point out that more than
60 per cent of the coal mined through
out the country is taken out with picks.
Garfield was prepared to emphasu
that any wage increase given the min
ers will Increase the price of coal to
the public and he maintains that wage
increases and corresponding increase)
in price should be carefully scrutinise!!
to protect the public.
Miners andoperators postponed all
Joint conferences this afternoon pend
lng result of the cabinet meeting, they
exDected to be called In Joint onier-
ence by Garfield immediately after tb
FIVE MING CLAIMS
IN COUNTY LEASED
CARLISLE ASKS CHANCE TO
REFORM IV LETTER TO WARDEN
ON SILVERTON ROAD
LAST NIGHT, BETTER
Although still unconscious at noon
and suffering intensely, Harry Loy,
workman at the Oregon Packing plant.
and resident of the Auborn district,
who was struck last night by an auto
33 he was riding home on his bicycle,
was reported slightly better at tho
Willamette Sanatorium. Dr. J. Ray
Pemberton, who is attending him, said
that Loy was suffering internal injur
ies that may prove fatal.
Loy was struck by an auto driven by
Ray M. Smith, rural route 8, as he
was traveling along in the dark on the
Silverton road, about two miles east
of Salem. According to Smith's story
to police, neither Loy or himself had
lights. Smith brought Loy to police
headquarters and later took him to t
sanatarlum. He offered to assist In
any way he could. - .
AVIATORS IS KILLED
SAYS TEXAS REPORT
FOR SECOND DAY IS
HEARING REQUEST OF
A deficiency appropriation of Jl,
800 for the maintenance of tho state
grain inspection department is being
sought by the public service depart
ment) before the senate emergency
bond in session today. The appoprla
tion is being strongly, urged by repre
sentatives of the Portland dock com
mlMion and by millers and grain men
from . Portland .while a number of
country millers from Willamette val
ley points were before the board to
The "Standard Group of Claims,"
numbering five in the Gold Creek mln-
leased by their owner, C. G. Bolden
lng district In the county, have been
week, of Portland, to George M. Howa-
ton and John KoberBtein, both of
Clatskanie, Or. The lease was record
ed in the court house here today. It
is for a four year period.
According to the terms of the lease
Howaton and Kobertstein become own
ers of the claim upon the payment of
$20,833, either in royalties or cash, be
fore October 15, 1923. They are
granted the right to take any step in
the development of the properties they
desire.. The "Standard Group of
The second day of the Marion coun
ty Teacher's Institute was opened in
the high school this morning with a
general assembly. A short program
at which Mr. Gillette, a baritone from
Portland, sang a group of songs, ac
companied by Mrs. Carlson, was fol
lowed by a lecture by Dr. H. D. Shel-.
don, of Eugene, who chose as his
subject, "Psychology and Pedagogy of
. Miss Burrows, of Portland, was in
Ahrs-A of the . rjrimarv denartment
during the first part of the morning on the part of the Washington grain
session, and chose as her lecture sub
ject the Natural Metnod Reader. Miss
Boree, during the latter half of the
session spoke on Physical Direction.
Outlines for the teaching of lan
guage occupied the attention of the
teachers in the intermediate room and
was followed by an address by Miss
Willett on "Teaching Poetry." The ad
vanced department specialized in
writing, directed by J. M. Tlce, and
concluded the morning with a study
of technical grammar. '
J. C. Nelson, principle of the Salem
Washington, Nov, 25. President
Wilson's cabinet went into session to
day determined to bring about a set
tlement of the. coal strike which Iaa
kept 400,000 bituminous coal miners
idle since November 1.
Fuel Admialstrator Garfield" attend
ed the meeting. , : ' i " ' '?
Attorney General , Palmer, strongly
endorsing the statement of princi
ples made by Garfield to miners tnd
operators late yesterday declared vox
arrivinir at a settlement or minersi
wages was "wholly ft matter of arith
metic now,'' ,- ; -' -
Secretary of Labor WiHon saia
"tho atmosphere needs cle'.rinjf" and
intimated that toda,"? meeting would
bring about such clarification. '
Shortage is Acuta - '
' The middle west was on tho veige
of a serious Industrial tie up today,
due to the coal shortage, according to
reports reoelved here todav. llunoreas)
of plants were running far below nor
mal in the Chicago district. Raili!
oppose the appropriation declaring .schedules nas oeen cnuupca u..w.
the department to be highly ineftl- I ly the most necessary trains were on
clent as well as unjust to country leratlng. . .
shippers. . Indianapolis has instituted mary
ototnmonta hrouEht . f Ul Saving measure!!, suuu am
out at the session the present defi
ciency is the result of a "double cross"
inspection department which, after
agreeing to with the Oregon commis
sion to a schedule of fees adequate
to cover the expenses of the depart
ment secured a state appropriation
to meet overhead expenses and reduc
ed inspection fees necessitating a sim
ilar reduction in fees on the part of
the Oregon department.
Claims' 'are regarded as some of tho High school presided over the high
richest in that vicinity.
Marfa, Texas, Nov. 25. (United
p,.csa.) Jesus Rantaria, famous kid
naper of two American airmen several I
months ago, was reportert tociay to
have been shot to death at Carrizozo
Spring, Mexico. The report stated one
of his own band killed the Mexican
bandit leader during a quarrel over
the remainder of the $15,000 ransom
from the United
VILLA LEADER REALIZES HE v
FACES SENTENCE OF DEATH
Denver, Colo., Nov.. 25. (United
Press.) William L. Carlisle wants to
reform. The nortorius Wyoming train
robber wrote Warden Brine of Raw
lings penitentiary (rom Denver on Sat
urday, denying he held up the Los
Angeles Limited, following his escape
from prison and that he is trying to
"be good." The writer asked the pris
on officials, to "give me a chance."
The penmanship was Carlisle's, War
den Brine stated emphatically after
comparing the letter with the convict's
writing at the prison. Further com
parison Will be made by handwriting
experts, officials believing the letter
the best clue to Carlisle's whereabouts
since his escape ten days ago. . '
Hoaxes in the form of letters and
telegrams are reported from Atlanta,
Erie, Des Moines and other cities.
LOGANBERRY CASE TO
CONTINUE TWO DAYS
Nogales, Ariz., Nov. 25. General
Felips Angeles, Villa's military leader,
now believed to be on trial before a
summary court-martial at Chihuahua
Cltv, realizes that execution is to be
his fate, according to delayed advices
reaching here from Chihuahua City.
Some reports, not generally credited
because of the lack of official word
are that Angeles already has been exe
Dispatches describe Angeles e
seren at times and at other times no
is spiritless, revealing that he knows
execution will be his fate."
These same dispatches claimed Villa
himself is again in imminent danger of
A. D. Becktei of Polk county, yes
terday sold his well Improved twelve
acre farm across the river, to an east
ern Oregon party, who will take pos
session in the near future.
Because of the great bulk of testi
mony introduced in the trial of the
Phez company against the Salem Fruit
Union, and 88 Marion county logan
berry growers, the court today ordered
it transcribed. This step is seldom tak
en In any lower court, except when
evidence is gathered for appeal to a
higher court, and Is indicative of the
importance of the case.
Th attorneys for the Phez company
completed their case late yesterday aft
ernoon and the defendants immediate
ly commenced their case. The trial was
expected to end today, but this after
oon it appeared likely that it would
rontinue until over Wednesday.
At the regular monthly meeting of
Chemeketa chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, held Saturday
afternoon, the discussion of teaching
patriotism in the public schools cul-
mlnuted in a resolution favoring the
increase of salaries for Salem teachers.
The citizens of tomorrow are being
trained in the schools of today and to
preserve the ideals of Americanization
necessitates the employing of weV
trained teachers In the public schools.
This condition cannot be obtained un
less the teachers are paid a living
wage. It is earnestly hoped by the
members of the Daughters of the
American Revolution that all voters
will do .their patriotic duty by the com
ing generation when the polls aren
for the decision of this important ques
Men Wanted On Kidnaooinj;
Charge Cart At Ashland
Redding, Cal., Nov. 25. D. M
Churchill and John McBride, captur
ed at Ashland. Or., when they asked
aid from the Red Cross, are wanted
In Fresno, Cal., and are the men who
kidnaped Jack Dunning at Marysville
according to a dispatch received here
The dispatch said the men were ar
rested when they asked aid from the
! Red Cross. They wore service uni
I forms. -
Detectives Hot On Trail Of
Abscoimding Bank Official
Chicago. Nov. 25. James M. Miles,
vice-president of the Standard Trust
& Savings bank, accused of misappro
priating about $200,000, was making a
wild dash for freedom today. ,
Detectives tracked Miles to Chilllco-
the. III., and were only a few hours
behind the fleeing banker.
When the detectives reached Chilli
cothe at an early hour today.' they
were informed a man answering Miles'
description had left an automobile
there and boarded a train for Gales-burg.
school section. Dr. H. D. Sheldon dean
of the school of education at the Uni
versity .of Oregon, addressed the meet
ing on "The Work of the Peace Con
ference." In the Rural Department
Mr. Arnold, rural supervisor,- had
charge of the second meeting. Matters
pertaining to school room decoration,
cleanliness of grounds and discipline
were discussed. The teachers of the
Home Economics department were ad
dressed by Bertha Davis, head of the
Home Economics Education at O. A.
C. Troubles prevalent in this branch
of teaching were given a thorough
diagnosis and remedies 'perscribed for
Yesterday afternoon, matters of im
portance in each department were
studied and discussed. The session
opened with singing led by John W,
Todd, followed by a lecture by H. D.
Sheldon on "Marshal Foch and Scien
tific Imagination." Phonetics were
studied by the primary teachers, and a
general study of 7th grade problems
was gone Into by the advanced depart
ment, followed by a study of advanced
history. J. M. Tice, Palmer represen
tative from Portland, addressed both
the intermediate and rural divisions.
Dr. Sheldon chose as his topis for tHe
high school afternoon sessions, "Or
ganization of High School Tteachers"
and "Function of Teacher in After
War Period." The afternoon session of
the Vocational Department was de
voted to a study of the Smith-Hughes
Act as conducted in the State of Oregon.
VALLEY MOTOR BUYS
HALF BLOCK; LARGE
GARAGE IS PLANNED
elevator and car service. All business
is suspended after 4 p. m.
Supplies of coal to non-essential In
dustries has been cut off in St. Louis.
The release of hundreds of car
loads of eastern coal has relieved the
situation in Iowa, according to reports
from Des Moines.
The situation throughout Kansas
and Nebraska is serious but not yet
acute, though the cold weather is
rapidly diminishing the reserve coai
Balance In Jail
Tho growth of their business de
manding some provision to accommo
date it, the Valley. Motor company has
bought the corner at High and Cheme
keta streets, 82 H feet on High and
165 feet on Chemeketa from Vlck
Brothers, and intend to build there as
soon as arrangements can be made.
There are four dwellings on the corner.
These will be removed and a large,
modern garage erected. Consideration
in the deal was not made known.
Tillamook county is 99 per
cent American and the other
1 per ce'nt Is In Jail, according
to a letter received Monday
by Governor Olcott t rom Sher-
iff W. L. Campbell. The letter
was in response to a circular
sent out by Governor Olcott
last week urging rigid enforce
ment of the state laws with a
view to ridding Oregon of the
"red" menaoe. '
Worker Injured In Rioting
When Big Shipyards Re-Open
Sa,n Francisco, Nov. 25, Benjamin
Green, shipyard worker, was seriously
hurt in a small riot which occurred at
the Moore Shipbuilding plant In Oak
land today. The outbreak Is said to be
the first violence since the yards re
fy-(i Desiring to learn the opinion of its
I readers regarding its new head- ;
r A ing and make-up, The ' Capital
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the subject, $3 for the second best letter, and $2 for
the third best letter.
Letters must not exceed 300 words in length, must
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December 1. Prize winning letters and the best of
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If you do not like the Capital Journal heading, and
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