The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, November 02, 1922, Image 3

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College Heads of National Re
pute Score So-called Edu
cational Measure.
sltlon M
Active steps are being taken by
opponents of the so-called compulsory
fliication bill, which will be on the
November ballot, to inform the voters
their reasons why this proposed law
should not pass. Various Protestant
denominations having' vital interests
,-at stake have established general
headquarters on the fifth floor of the
Consolidated Securities building, Port
land. '
From this office is being diEsem
Inated literature and information con
cerning the bill. The organization is
named Non-Sectarian and Protestant
Schools Committee for Freedom in
Education. W. L. Brewster, ex-city
commissioner, and at present a mem
ber of l he Portland library board, is
the ' .ii.nan. Joseph A. Hill, prill
cii.v.l . f the Hill Military academy,
Portland, an old established non-sectarian
school for boys, is executive
secretary. .
That the proposed bill is causing
widespread interest throughout the
entire United States and that It is
drawing comment from the country's
foremost educators, none of whom,
thus far, has been favorable to its pro
visions, is the declaration of Mr. Hill.
Adverse criticism has been receiv
ed from Nicholas Murray Butler. Dresi-
dent of Columbia university, who con
cluded his letter by saying:
"This bill should be entitled A bill
to make Impossible the American
system of education in Oregon.' It is
fundamentally un-American in its prin
ciple and purpose and Bhould be over
whelmingly defeated."
"The task of educating all the chil
dren of America is great enough td
make right thinking men welcome the
co-operation of every proper private
and public effort to this end," com
ments Robert E. Vinson, president of
the University of Texas.
Harry Pratt Judson, president of
the University of Chicago, says he
believes the -roposed law would "vio
late fundamental rights of American
citizens with regard to the education
of their children."
"It certainly looks like an attempt
to give the majority of the people a
dangerous power to restrict the dif
fusion of truth which it wishes to
suppress," is the way Arthur Had
ley, president of Yale university, sizes
up the bill's provisions.
"These comments are by unpreju
diced men of the highest standing,
who have no interest other than the
public interest," said Mr. Hill. "It
is a good sidelight on the local sit
uation from unbiased sources."
Private Schools Efficient.
Private schools, all of which are
under state supervision anyway, are
standardized, efficient, are NOT a
' menace; they teach American prin
ciples and Ideals. Why close them, as
the so-called compulsory education bill
proposes to doT
Space affords only room for the fol
lowing expressions:
Mrs. Alexander Thompson, Oregon's
. first woman legislator, now president
of the Federated Women's clubs of
Portland The bill Is not American;
quite the reverse. It is paternalism
at its worst. I do not for a moment
believe the generous, fair-minded peo
ple of Oregon will vote In such an
Iniquitous measure; I have too much
faith in them.
Edith Knight Hill, for years a club
worker, editor of the official state fed
eration bulletin With all the em
phasis at my command, I will say that
this proposed bill is unfair, un-American
and unnecessary. It should be
so badly defeated that for all time it
will lie burled deep under the. over
whelming avalanche of an Indignant
electorate's ballots.
Mrs. Norman F. Coleman, widely
known educator and club woman To
my mind, this bill Is repugnant, un
called for, mischievous, harking back
to the dark ages of persecution, big
otry, witchcraft. It should be beaten.
W. L. Brewster, ex-clty commission
er of Portland, leading member of the
Oregon bar, member of the Portland
library board and chairman of the
Non-sectarian and Protestant Commit
tea for Freedom In Education, with
headquarters In the Consolidated
Securities building, Portland I am
devoting most of my time in the ef
fort to defeat the bill. I couldn't af
ford to do that if It were not pernic
ious, vicious and violation of sacred
Judge Stephen A. Lowell, Pendle
ton I cannot too severely condemn
the measure. There is a fair com
pulsory education law on onr statute
books now. Nothing further need b
said, .except to ask all llherty-loving
voters to repudiate by their ballots
this bill.
Louis E. Bean, Eugene I am un
alterably opposed to the bill. It is
useless, a backward movement and en
tlrely out of place In liberty-loving
The Lutheran ministry la general
has condemned the bill; Presbyterian
pastors throughout the state have re
pudiated It; the Episcopalians and Ad
ventlsts, whose schools It would close,
have joined In the outcry against the
The Protestant and Non-sectarian
Committee office has evidence from
all over Oregon that the bill Is In
creasingly unpopular, as people grasp
Its sweeping, unfair provisions.
YOU ARE ASKED to vote November 7 on a constitutional amendment authorizing the city of
Portland to levy within the city a tax of one million dollars a year for three years t3 finance
the proposed 1927 Exposition.
There is evidence that plans and purposes of the 1927 Exposition are not fully under
stood and this message is being published to give a more complete understanding and to gain state
wide approval of the Exposition plans.
It should first of all be made plain that the proposed three million dollar tax to be levied in Port
land is contingent upon the raising of a fund of one million dollars by private subscription the
men who are pioneering the building of the Exposition showing their own faith in a material way.
CJ The one purpose of the Exposition i3 the development of Oregon and Oregon resources.
I Oregon, twice the size of the state of New York and one of the richest sections of the world in
natural resources, has less than a million population instead of the four or five millions which the
state can easily support and which in turn would contribute to the support of the state.
Cf Oregon has fewer people than the city of Los Angeles.
CJ Oregon has only eight people to the square mile. California has 22 and Washington 20.
I Oregon is burdened with taxes and the one sure relief to the individual taxpayer is more people to
develop more wealth to share the tax burden.
I Vast areas of Oregon soil, as fertile as the world contains, are untouched by the plow because the
people of the world do not know of their fertility and opportunity.
J But these are facts we all know,
I We arc- all agreed as to the need of development in Oregon ; now let us see what the 1927 Exposi
tion can mean in bringing about that development:
Qlt is proposed that the 1927 Exposition shall be the central feature of a ten-year development plan
for the stale.
J The first essential of this plan is that the people of the East who can better their own conditions by
coming to Oregon be made to know what Oregon can offer, . ,
I It is planned, if the Exposition measure is approved at the polls, to begin, not later than 1924, a
campaign of advertising which shall cover all the rich states to the east of us. This advertising is
to appeal to fanners, stockmen, orchardists, manufacturers and tourists, telling each of these classes
of the opportunities which Oregon offers them and inviting them to come and see for themselves. All
this advertising will lead up to the 1927 Exposition, but it will be intended to attract not alone sight
seers but settlers and investors even before the Exposition,
I It is planned also to continue this development programme after the Exposition is ended and until
J It is proposed that tl-e Exposition shall strongly feature the products and resources of Oregon, so
that visitors will become interested in the state as a place for them, to live and prosper,
I Each section of the stafe will be given an opportunity to benefit both by the preliminary adver
tising and by the Exposition itself.
I Railways will be asked t- sell excursion tickets to the Exposition, which shall give the holder!
without extra cost a trip to other sections of the state which they may desire to visit.
jEach county in the state will be invited to participate in a carefully worked-out plan to direct atten
tion to and create interest in all sections of the state.
f! Those who sponsor the Exposition believe that these plans will insure a speedy and definite devel- '
opment of Oregon's vast resources by bringing together the entire energies of the state and by
focusing attention upon the state.
J The welfare of every man, wonwn and child in Oregon is directly connected with state develop
ment. Adequate state development means increased prosperity, a better social condition, better
markets, more comforts and conveniences, with reduced taxation,
J In the present condition of the United States and of the world at large, Oregon's state developmeait
will not come speedily unless well thought-out and aggressive plans are put into execution,
J The 1927 Exposition as the concentration point of a ten-year development plan is a definite,
tangible movement for state-wide progress, and on this basis you can confidently give yonr approval
to the Exposition measures to be voted on at the polls November 7.
Why the Exposition Has Been Set Fonvard From 1925 to 1927
The change of dale from 1925 to 1927 has been mad: because it has been found im
possible to baild an adequate Exposition and to co-ordinate all its features in a general
plan for Oregon development in the little more than two curs between now and 1925.
Exposition Committee
George L Baker, Vice-Chairman Managing Committee
F. T. Griffith, Chairman
George L. Baker, Vice-Chairman
John F. Daiy
Guy W. Talbot
Ira F. Powers
W. W. Harrah
F. C. Deckabach
William Hanlcy
Emery Olmstcad
Emery Olmstcad. Chairman David M. Dannt
Gay W. Talbot
Ira F. Powers
John F. Daly
J. A. Cranston
R. E. SmfJh
Nathan Strauss
Alvin Philmlee is erecting a
new cellar at their farm on Bake
Mr. and Mrs. George McDonald
have moved into Mrs. H. F.
Woodcock's house on Staats Ave.
Chas. Crofoot was a Maupin
visitor Monday.
The plasterer is busy in Harp-
ham s hotel now.
What the patrons must do
Persons desiring the benifits
of service on a rural delivery
route are required to furnish at
their own costs boxes for the re
ception of mail to be delivered
or collected by the carrier.
More than one family, but not
more than five families, may use
the same box, provided written
notice of such agreement is filed
with the postmaster at the initail
Dost office.
Each box must, if practicable,
be erected on the right-hand Bide
of the road, so that the carrier
can easily have access to it with
out dismounting from his vehicle
Wherever several families re
side in close proximity to each
other and do not care to have
their mail deposited in a common
box, they should group their box
es so that the carrier may serve
all in the group during one stop.
All boxes must comply with
certain specifications fixed by
the Postmaster Ci reral as to size
shape and workmnnshin, and be
approved by the I'rimrtment.
Copies of specifications may be
obtained on application to the
Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General, Division of Equipmtnt
and Supplies.
Each box mustbeequiped with
some kind of signal by which the
carrier may know there is mail
in the box for collection and the
patron may know that mail has
been delivered by the carrier.
A list of approved boxes, with
information as to where they
(next week)