The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, June 12, 1931, Image 3

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Board of Higher Education
Gets Together on Cutting
Out Duplication Work, f
Portland. Laying aside for the
moment its deliberations on how it
will effect economies to meet the de
mands brought on by referendum of
the $1,181,376 legislative appropria
tion, the state board of higher educa
tion .in session at the University club
Saturday reached a. decision on al
location of functions of the five in
stitutions under its jurisdiction.
It is estimated that under the al
location adopted by the board Satur
day, savings of approximately $700,
000 will be effected.
The board decreed that the univer
sity is to be maintained on a recogn
ized university basis, retaining its
pure sciences and business adminis
tration, its medical school and such
professional schools as are related to
liberal arts.
Oregon State college will continue
to be developed as a great vocational
school and technical institution, re
taining its engineering, domestic arts
and other applied sciences and such
courses is secretarial work and com
mercial methods as are necessary to
vocational work. '
As far as the normal schools are
concerned Southern Oregon normal
at Ashland, Oregon Normal at Mon
mouth and Eastern Oregon normal at
La Grande they will continue as
they have been going in the past ex
cept they will concentrate primarily
on the training of teachers for grade
school work.
The following table of allocations
illustrates the relation of the board's
action to recommendations contained
in the survey report:
Science Pure science in upper and
lower divisions and in research re
mains at university; applied science
remains at college; survey would have
moved all upper division science, pure
and applied, and all research to the
college. :
Business The board makes a ver
tical split; the university retains all
major work in business administra-,
tion as it refers to the. board prin
ciples of economics and world trade;
the college retains degree-granting
courses in secretarial work and busi
ness methods such as typing, stenog
raphy, bookkeeping, the vocational
aspects of business work. . The survey
would have moved all business, both
general and applied, to the Eugene
Journalism The university is re
cognized as the major degree-granting
school, the State college being al
lowed to retain only service courses in
journalism as it relates to technical
work. This follows the survey pre
Arts The university remains the
degree-granting school as suggested
by the survey but the board declines
to move industrial arts from the col
lege. The university keeps architec
ture, the college landscape work.
Music The university remains the
degree-granting school, but the board
declines to reduce music work on the
Corvallis campus as recommended by
the survey because the work is self
financing. Education The University and Ore
gon State will do teacher training on
practically the present basis.each
training in those fields where it is the
major school, but a candidate will be
appointed to work with the presidents
on adjusting details.
Physical Education Not settled,
but under the general agreement on
education, degree granting would be
left on the University campus.
Home Economics On present basis,
with all degree-granting major work
at Corvallis, and only service courses
at Eugene. Teacher training in home
economics to be discontinued at nor
mal schools and moved to Corvallis.
Here are additional recommenda
Student Fees To be uniform in all
Publicity and Catalogues To be is
sued directly through board, as rec
ommended by survey.
High school Recruiting Forbidden
as recommended by survey.
Admission of Out-of-State Students
Marking System Uniform.
Printing Departments at Eugene
and Corvallis Must be self-sustaining.
Woman Convicted of Hus
band's Murder, Is Dead
Funeral services were held at Wal
la Walla Monday morning for Mrs.
Bessie Bidwell. convicted murderess
of her husband, Alpheus Bidwell, in'
December, 1928. Mrs. Bidwell died
Friday at the state insane asylum at
Medical Lake. Mrs. Bidwell and
Preston Rae Clark were convicted of
placing poison in the breakfast dish
of her husband.
Tried jointly with Clark she was
found guilty of second degree mur
der while the man, her acknowledged
paramour, was sentenced to hang.
Both cases were fought through the
supreme court with the high court
upholding the jury's decision. Clark
paid the extreme penalty a year ago,
while Mrs. Bidwell was transferred
from the state prison to the insane
asylum at about the time Clark went
to his death.
Two Killed, While One Is
Badly InjuredTaught
at Walla Walla.
Forshaws to Europe
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Forshaw, Pen
dleton florists, left that city this week
on a trip to Europe. They will be in
Europe for nearly a year. They plan
to spend much time in the European
nurseries and seed-growing establish
Walla Walla. Laura Taggard was
killed and Clara Raskoff and Blanche
Reed, all of Walla Walla, were injur
ed probably fatally when their auto
mobile plunged over, a 250 foot cliff
on the Columbia river highway be
tween The Dalles and Hood River,
Saturday night. -Miss
Raskoff and Miss Reed were
taken to a Hood River hospital.
The automobile in which the three
women were riding failed to make the
turn in the highway as it emerged
from the west end of Mosier tunnel.
Two unidentified men, driving behind
the Walla Walla car, saw the ac
cident and one of them climbed down
the cliff and carried the women back
to the road one by one and took
them to the hospital.
Had the two men not seen the ac
cident the three women might have
laid in the bottom of the ravine for
weeks, traffic officers said. The bot
tom of the ravine cannot be seen from
the' highway. . " ...
Hospital authorities Monday saw
hope for the recovery of Carroll Rask
off, Portland, and Blanche Reed, Wal
la Walla .survivors of the automobile
plunge which took the life of Laura
Taggard, Hampton, Iowa.
They told officers all three were
looking at the scenery when the auto
mobile plunged over the 250-foot
Miss Blanche Reed, one of the ser
iously injured members of the party
is instructor of Latin at Wa-Hi and
has been a member of the faculty for
the past six years. She is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Reed, 264
Marcus street, in this city.
Miss Laura Taggard, who taught
domestic science, was to have been
married this summer. She came to
Walla Walla from Iowa.
Miss Clara Raskoff, biology in
structor, was also planning to be mar
ried this summer. She came from
Miss Taggard and ' Miss Raskoff
were reelected to serve on the Wa
Hi faculty, but later resigned.
Hood River, Miss Blanche Reed,
30, Walla Walla teacher, died in Hood
River hospital Monday afternoon
from injuries suffered in an automo
bile accident Saturday evening, when
her car rolled over a 250 foot bluff
west of Mosier tunnel. One of her
campanions, Miss Taggart, was in
stantly killed. The third, Miss Carol
Raskoff, is recovering.
Magellan's Ship...
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Charles P. Pray, State
Parole Officer, at Head of
New Police Organization
Salem. Charles P, Pray of Oswe
go, state parole officer and former de
partment of justice agent, was named
superintendent of the newly created
state police Saturday by Governor
Meier. The appointment followed
closely the failure of the referendum
on the police act, passed by the legis
lature. . i
Pray has been parole officer since
early in the administration - of Gov
ernor Meier. He has been active in
reorganization of the parole depart
ment since he took it over, there hav
ing been no one in the position in the
last four years.
: The new superintendent has been
active in law enforcement work. He
opened the Portland office of the de
partment of justice and was promin
ent in its activities.
Pray's name had not been prom
inently mentioned as .the likely ap
pointee although several times it
bobbed up in discussion of possible
candidates. I
He will take over his new duties
immediately and begin the task of
organizing his staff. The ground
work already has been laid by the
special committee named by Gover
nor Meier some time ago and by Ma
jor General Smedley D. Butler of the
marine corps, who came here from
Quantico to lend his advice to the or
ganization work.
The governor did not announce
Pray's successor as parole officer, but
because of the vast amount of work
that Pray has done since he first went
into the department it is likely that
someone will be named soon to carry
out his program.
"Pray was not an applicant for the
position," Governor Meier said. "A
high government official who knew of
Pray's organizing ability and splendid
record as an officer first called my at
tention to him. I found that Pray had
a splendid record of service in the de
partment of justice. It was this rec
ord that prompted me to name him
parole officer and which now prompts
me to name him as superintendent of
the . state police." -
In August 1911 Pray was named a
special agent of the department of
justice and sent to Portland. In the
several years he was with that office,
he figured prominently in the many
sensational cases of that period.
Gets the Big Ones
ur Stock Is Complete
Our Prize Rod
Liquor Worth $20,000
Goes to Feed the fish
Portland. Canadian bonded whis
key worth $20,000 went down the
sewer Tuesday direct to where Wil
lamette fish could get full benefit of
The liquor, 374 cases, confiscated
last fall when the rum runner Maine
was caught off Coos bay, was de
stroyed by United States Marshal
John L. Day and three of his deputies,
acting on a court order of Federal
Judge McNary.
Except for the first few cases, none
of the liquor was unsacked. A special
sledge-like affair, invented by Day
was used to break the bottles which
were in regulation liquor sacks. They
were thrown upon a special block,
which was protected with a shield to
keep the liquor from splashing on the
men, and then crunched with the
The sacks full of glass were then
placed in barrels and boxes and tak
en to the city incinerator, where they
were burned. v
Twelve or fourteen different brands
of liquor were in the lot, including
DeWar, Johnny Walker, McCallum's
Perfection and MacDonald's Scotch.
Bottles of various shapes and sizes,
from pints to 40 ounce imperial
quarts were included.
John Olsen, owner and master of
the vessel on which the liquor was
found, is now serving a six months
sentence in the city jail. The vessel
was given to the coast guard service
for chasing other rum runners.
Oregon Boys Enter Meet
Warren DeMaris, Bend high school,
and Fred Nowland of La Grande high
school, will be allowed to participate
in the national high school track and
field championship meet at Chicago,
Saturday. J. L. Gary, secretary of
the Oregon High School Athletic as
sociation, certified to entry of the two
athletes after receiving word from
Chicago that the National Athletic
Federation is sponsoring the meet.
For Selling Poppies
The trial of Cicero Hogan, state
commander of the World War Vet
erans, who was charged with peddling
without a license, was postponed in
definitely by stipulation of City, At
torney Mclnturff and Hogan's coun
sel. Hogan sold poppies at Marsh
field on the date of the American Le
gion sale and was arretted following
an altercation with a local objector.
Multnomah's Insane
' Multnomah county's insane here
after will be committed to the East
ern Oregon State hospital at Pendle
ton rather than to the Salem institu
tion, under an order of the board of
control This action was taken to re
lieve congestion at the Salem hospit
al, which, with a population in excess
of 2100 at this time, is overcrowded.
Mrs. Laura Gray
Mrs. Laura Gray, 83, pioneer of this
state, died at Pendleton Sunday at
the home of a daughter, Mrs. George
Hartman. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs,
J. C. Bell, crossed the plains in 1852,
She wai buried Tuesday at Astoria, '
Rogers Goodman
. (A Mercantile Trust)
Southern Branch Quits
Decision of the Methodist Episcopal
church, South, to discontinue its com
petitive activity in' Portland and co
operate with the Northern branch of
Methodism by transferring to it the
entire membership of the Portland
South church, was announced by
Bishop Arthur J. Moore, general su
perintendent of the 14th Episcopal
district of that denomination. Bishop
Moore paid tribute to the work
Dr. H. S. Shangle had done and-described
the membership as "a sacri
ficing and fine people."
Storms Ignite Timber Fires
Twenty-four fires were started by
lightning in the dry Deschutes forests
by an electrical storm which passed
over interior Oregon late Sunday and
Monday. All fires were reported
under control, but lookouts reported
another thunderstorm approaching
from the south, hurling bolts of light
ning into areas where the Fort Rock
timber merges into the high desert.
Suit in Hands of Judge
A motion to set aside $10,000 fed
eral court judgment against Los
Angeles awarded to Tom Gurdane and
Buck Lieuallen, Pendleton officers for
the arrest of William Edward Hick
man was taken under advisement by
Federal Judge W. P. James at Los
Los Angeles. Judge James had order
ed the city to pay the reward to the
Pendleton officers who apprehended
Hickman, slayer of Marion Parker.
Hickman was caught near Pendleton.
Oregon's Loan Is Cut
Oregon's $2,000,000 loan with the
Chase National bank of New York
has been reduced to $1,000,000. A
payment of $200,000 was made by the
state treasury Monday. The loan -was
made to tide over the state's financial
problems pending receipt of the first
half taxes tor 1931.
Cashier Suicides
The office of the state superintend
ent of banks said that the resignation
of C. E. Kenyon, cashier of the Com
mercial state bank at Springfield, was
requested by the department Satur
day. Kenyon's body, his throat cut,
was found Sunday. A. A. Schramm,
state bank superintendent, said the
bank was taken over by the state last
Saturday after the examiner had
found alleged irregularities in Ken
yon's accounts.
' Stats Tax Commissioner
R. O. Hawks, county assessor, in
forms The Press that Chas. V. Gal
loway, state tax commissioner, will
be at the court house in Pendleton to
morrow, for one day only, accompan
ied by an auditor, for the purpose of
explaining intangible and income tax
laws and advise on returns by .tax
Bingham Springs Notes
Bingham Springs Items
Thirty-eight members of the Whit
man college senior class held a ban
quet picnic dinner at Bingham
Springs, Tuesday.
Walla Walla visitors at the Springs
Sunday, numbered eight, and those
from Pendleton totaled over fifty.
Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Ingram and son
Jack spent the week-end at their
summer home.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett King and Mr,
and Mrs. Jake Posiger spent the
week-end at the F. E. King cottage.
John Winn and daughter Lucille of
Adams and Miss Helen Hansell of
Athena spent Sunday at the Winn
summer cottage.
Boy Scouts Register
Robert H. Hayes, scout executive, of
Walla Walla, has already received 20
registrations for the four periods at
summer camp which will start in the
near future at Camp Rotary on the
Walla Walla river. More are expect
ed immediately "as parents have to
sign the applications before they are
accepted. Five Eagle scouts have
been appointed to office as junior of
ficers with one younger officer yet to
be chosen, it is said.
Cut Interest Rate
Jackson and Josephine county banks
have announced a reduction of in
terest rates paid by them to their de
positors, which takes effect July l.The
reduction will be from 4 per cent to
3 per cent.
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