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VOLUME XVII. LAS VEGAS, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, SATURDAY, MARCH 5. 1921 ER 19 ANNOUNCE flNDINES IN WHIPPING CASE School Board Gives to the Pub lic the Facts in Regard to Much Exaggerated Case TV) the State Board of Education of the State of Nevada; To the Parents and Ouardiana of the Children of Las Vegas School District No. 12 of Clark county, Nevada; To the Public at Large: In-Re: In the matter of the whip ping of Frank Lee, a member of the Eighth Grade of Las Vegas Grammar School, on the 19th day of January, 1921. Owing to the wide publicity given the case In the public press of the Pacific Coast, tth.e undersgned, the Board of Trustees of said School Dis trict, called for a full investigation of the case to be held on the 19th day of February, 1921, in the court room of the Clark county court house at Laa Vegas, Nevada, at 10 o’clock a. m. of said day, for the purpose of determining the truth or falsity of those public reports. In the dally and weekly press. Those public press dispatches in some instances reported that the principal when whipping the said Frank Lee had struck him continu ously seven hundred blows and left him prostrate on the floor of the eighth grade school room, where the whipping took place. The Board of Trustees decided that the examination of witnesses would be confined largely to those who were present, in the eighth grade room when the whipping took place, and were eye witnesses to the same. That said investigation was made a public meeting, and when the inves tigation was called to order at 10:00 o’clock a. m. every seat in the large court room was occupied and even standing room was at a premium, as the citizens, parents and guardians of children took a deep interest in the case. The Board engaged the services of Margaret Ireland, a short hand re porter for the District court, to take down the testimony an dtranscribe the same into long hand or typewrit ten manuscript, so that it could be read over to the wHnesses.and am op portunity for its correction given, and verified as their true and correct testimony in the case. The following witnesses were ex amined, to-wit: Winifred E. Coen, 8th grade teach er; Phylis Howard, Alice Henderson, Aurelia Tracht, Hazel Klein, Grace Remmington, Donlad Moffatt, Hugh Cross, and Fredrick Lee, members of the 8th grade and eye witnesses. J. N. Stewart, principal who adminis tered the whipping; Dale Howell, Bil lie Boggs, members of the 7th grade and Boy Scouts. Drs. R. W. Martin, and F. R. Mildren, physicians, called by Mrs. Lee to attend Frank. Tes timony of these witnesses on file. Findings of the Board of Trustees: After a full consideration of the evidence aduced from the testimony of ten eye witnesses to the whipping we find that the said Frank Lee at tended school on the day, to-wit: Wednesday. January 19th, 1921, in the eighth grade and on that day vi olated the rules and regulations of the school, until the teacher sent him from the room to the office of the principal. We find that when the said Lee re ported at the office of the principal that he informed the principal that he came to get a whipping. We And that the principal and the the aald Prank Lee went to the 8th grade room, and that the principal asked Winnefred E. Coen if she want ed the said Frank Lee punished for disorderly conduct, and that she an swered yes that he had been annoy ing and dsturbing the school ail day tg> to that hour. We And from the evidence that the Whip the said Frank Lee on his legs, below the knees, with an ordinary razor strap. We And that there was no struggle or Aght of any kind between the principal and the said Frank Lee, during the whipping, or at all. We And from the evidence that the Whipping given the said Frank Lee was not unusual, brutal, or vicious, or harsh. We An dfrom the evidence that the said principal did not exhibit anger, or a vicious intent in any manner; but administered the whipping in a calm and self possessed manner. We And from the evidence that as soon,as the said Frank Lee showed the Arst sign of yielding to the said whipping that the principal ceased to whip him and sent the said Frank Lee to his seat in the school room. That when the said Frank Lee went to his seat he showed no signs of weakness; but rather showed signs of anger because he had been pun ished for disturbing the 8th grade during that day. We And that the said Frank Lee attended school the next day after the whipping was administered, and showed no signs of weakness or suf fering. We And from the evidence that on Thursday evening the day following the whipping that he with other boys, was at a Scout meeting, in the room used by the Scouts at the Methodist church, and played with them a game called “Long Home,’* wfceSeln the boys Jump on each other’s back, to see which boy can sustain the great est load on his back. REGULAR MEETING OF CITY COMMISSIONERS Notices of Licenses Due Will Hereafter Be Mailed Out to Individuals The regular meeting of the C'ty Commissioners v^is held March 2, at which His Honor, the Mayor W. E. Ferron, Commissioners Conklin and Martin. City Clerk Doherty and City Attorney Stevens were present. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, as well as the reports of officers. All claims against the city were allowed as per claim book. After discussion, it was the opin ion of the board that the method now used for collecting fees for licenses (entitling individuals, companies or corporations to conduct business in the City of Las Vegas) unnecessarily wastes the time of the City Clerk and does not encourage promptness in the payment of said licenses, it was ordered that the Clerk, on the 1st of each quarter mail notices of fees due for licenses from various individuals, companies and corporations and that remittances, either by mail or in per son. be made to the City Clerk prom ptly upon receipt of notice. Upon applicatln f James Nimck, City Plumber Inspectr, it was order ed that 250 copies of Ordinance No. 36. knosfrn as the Plumbing Ordi nance, together with amendments, be printed for circulation. The Clerk opened bids for dispos al of garbage in compliance with a notice to bidders published in the Las Vegas Age. Only one bid was submitted, that of R. J. Opperdyke. who agreed to fulfil the provisions of the ordinance for $75 per month for the term of 1. 2, 3, 4 or 5 years. Thereupon the contract for hauling and disposing of garbage under Or dinance No. 80 was granted to R. J. Oppedyk for a term of two years. It was provided that a contract be drawn up and first submitted to the members of the board for approval. The Oity Budget was ordered print ed. The board then took up the matter of tax levy for the city for 1921. Resolved, that an ad valorem tax of ISc cn each ?100 worth of taxable property be levied, including net pro ceeds of mines (except such proper ty as is exempt from taxation) said tax to be known as Las Vegas Sew age Fund. In like manner a 5c tax will be known as Sinking Fund; a 10c tax, the Las Vegas Cemetery Fund; a 17c tax, Las Vegas General Fund; a 10c tax, Street Fund, and a 15c tax. Las Vegas Light Fund. The Clerk was ordered to notify the Board of County Commissioners of the tax rate established. All moneys received from licenses and fines to be apportioned as fol lows: Vi of said licenses and fines placed in the Fire and Police Fund, and the remaining % in the salary fund of said city. Mrs. Wren Burdick arrived Mon day from Los Angeles where she has been visiting her daughter. Henry Rice, Sr., is in town attend ing the regular meeting of the County Commissioners. __ We find from the evidence that on Friday afternoon he said Frank Lee’s mother called in Dr. Martin to visit the said Frank Lee, as the boy was not feeling well; however, not seri ous and was planning for a hunting trip on the following day. From the evidence of Dr. Martin who has prac ticed his profession here for the last sixteen years and who was first call ed In to visit the said Frank Lee, that it seemed impossible for the said whipping of Frank Lee, with a razor strap on the legs, below the knees, could or would cause the affl iction which has visited the said Frnak Lee. We find from the evidence and opinion of Dr. F. R. Midren, who was called in this case by the said Frank Lee’s mother, that the said whipping of Frank Lee on his legs, below the knees, could not have caused the affliction which befell the said Frank Lee. Prom the foregoing evidence we find that the said teacher of the 8th grade Winnefred E. Coen, was fully within her rights, when she sent the said Frank Lee to the principal for correction; for disobeying the rules and order of the school, and we ex onerate from any wrong doing in the case, and find that it is her duty to keep and maintain good order and discipline in her school room at all times. . _ „ We find that the Prnicipal, J. N. Stewart, was within his rights as principal, when he whipped the said Frank Lee at the request of his teacher, who, the evidence clearly shows, he had imposed upon for chastisement, and we exonerate the said principal from any wrong doing in the case. We further find that the said Frank Lee is suffering from an attack of spinal meningitis and that said ail ment was merely co-incident with said whipping. Respectfully submitted, HENRY M. LILLIS, Pres. E. H. HUNTING, Clerk. DAISY NUNGESSER, Membr Board of Trustees of Las Vegas School District No. 12, Clark Coun ty, Nevada. Doctors Order President Wilson To Leave Ceremony. Inau guration Sidelights HARDING POLICIES The policies which will be fol lowed by the new president ere as follows: No direction of world policies. No permanent military alliance, political commitments or econom ic obligations which will subject our decisions to foreign authority. Formulation of an association of nations for conference. Recommendations (looking towt ard approximate disarmament Creation of machinery for medi ation, conciliation and arbitration of international disputes. Clarification of International law. Creation of a world court. Resistance to assaults on civili zation. Promotion of international trade Reduction of abnormal expendi tures. Administration efficiency. Lightened tax burdens, sound commercial practices and ade quate credit facilities. Sympathetic 'concern ifjor agri cultural problems. Abolition of government experi ments in business. Industrial peace. At 1:19 P- m. Friday, March 4th, Warren G. Harding of Ohio repeated in a clear Arm voice the oath of of fice as president of the United States. Before the cheering had died away he stepped forward and began his in augural address. Ten feet away, with her eyes on his face stood his wife, while grouped about were the dignitaries of this government, rep resentatives of foreign nations and a vast concourse of plain every-day Americans. The oath was administered by Chief Justice Edward White. Go o tthe White House. Thfe'iuaugural program began whwi the president-elect and Mrs. Harding met the joint inaugural committee at their hotel shortly before 10:30 and left for the White House. They found President and Mrs. Wilson ready and the party immediately started for the capitol. Upon arrival at the capitol Hard ing and Coolidge went to an ante room off the senate chambers. Wil son went to the president’s room nearby to sign or reject last minute legislation. Congress paused; house members marched to the senate chamber where with the diplomats, army and navy officers and the supreme court, they winessed the induction of Cool idge as vice prseldent. Then con gress was declared adjourned and ev erybody went to the east front of the capitol for the inauguration of Hard ing—but Wilson. He was ordered home by his physician. The ceremonies over, the Hard ings went to the White House, where lunchebn was to be served for the Harding family. The Wilsons had planned to go to their new home. Harding Kisses Verse In Bible President Harding introduced an innovation in inaugural ceremonies when he kissed a verse in the Bible selected before hand. The custom has been for the Bible to be opened at random, and for the new president to kiss its pages without knowing what verse his lips touched. Sometime ago, however, Harding made known his desire to have the Bible belonging to George Washing ton used, and selected the eighth verse of the sixth chapter of Micah to kiss. The verse reads: "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord re quire of thee but to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.” Disabled Soldiers present „ Among the throng were many dis abled soldiers. Harding broke the text of his speech to say to them: “I want to stop for a moment to say to these wounded soldiers and sailors I see here that their service to the republic will never be forgot ten and that we hope for a govern ment In the future that will leave no maimed men to take their places at future inaugurations.” Tasker L. Oddle Takes Up*Dutles Thirty-three senators were induct ed Into office as members of the six ty-seventh congress. Ceremonies were simple and brief. They were con ducted under half-masted flags, re minders of the fact that as a new republican administration nook the helm. Champ Clark, a great demo crat, lay dead nearby. ESTABLISH HONOR SYSTEM Principal J. N! Stewart and the Grammar School teachers have adopt ed a very commendable plan of pub lishing the names each week-end of all pupils who have recited good 1*® sons and conducted themselves pro- j perly during that week. This is be ing done in order to encourage good school work and good order. The names were handed In too late for publication last week. JUDGE un 10 BE REMOVED FROM BENCH Virginia City Judge Accused of Neglect of Duties in State Bank Trust Case (8pecial to the Age) CARSON CITY, March .4—As sembly concurrent resolution No. 5 passed both houses directing attorney general to serve, no later than Mon day, complaint for removal from of fioe of Judge Frank P. Langan and offering Langan an opportunity to) be heard in person or by counsel in his defense not later than Thursday of next week. Recommendation by the attorney general several days ago to secure the removal of Frank P. Langan, known nationally as the Judge who gave Mary Pickford her divorce, from his position as judge of the first Ju dicial district, was made to the leg islative committee appointed to in vestigate the affairs of the State Bank and Trust company receivership. The report was approved by all the com mittee and was voted on by both houses Friday. Neglect of the interest of deposi tors of the bank through failure to enforce orders made relative to pro secution on actions, the cause of which arose from the receivership, is attributed to the Judge by the com mittee. He is also charged with oth er offenses, among them the follow ing: Failure to require verified reports from the receiver. Failure to render a decision in ac cordance with law and facts in the matter of fees for the receiver's at torneys. Failure to fix the compensation or the receiver. Failure to require proper filing, en tering and docketing of matters in connection with the receivership. Failure a tany time since the ad option of the concurrent resolution calling for the investigation by the present legislature t ocomply with a request that he take immediate ac tion. Failure for periods of from one month to three years to comply with the spirit of the act requiring judges to decide all matters within 90 days after they have been submitted. Failure to preserve the judicial dignity required of all members of the bench by directly causing the In troduction and lobbying for the pas sage of a bill, under the terms of which he would be allowed $2000 per annum for expenses in addition to his regular salary. Failure to submit travel vouchers as required by law. RIVER COMMISSION BILL IS REPORTED FAVORABLE (Special to Age) CARSON CITY, Mar. 5—The legis lature adjourned Friday to Monday. The assembly bill number thirty-nine was tabled. Bill number one fifty eight passed assembly. Bill number one hundred and five killed in sen ate. The absent voters bill passed the assembly. Colorado River Com mission bill carrying five thousand dollars appropriation reported fa vorable out of committee of the whole in senate. A resolution to re move Judge Langan from office be ing pared by the attorney general and he will be tried by the legislature on March tenth. _ MICKIE SAYS > FR1EOD3, VXIUCVJ VOORE tOOVOVOaV (PVL aARfiAWiS, LEt TU' OVE KXAVU) J ORDER. CATALOG UE ’k) PVCK. OP \ -m' WOVAE PAPER. ’VJ VOOK. OJER.-ruM ^ ADS OF OOR WOVAE KAERCUAVUS. C -mWRE OER. FRJktViCSVl UEKsHOOCSA 7"lUCHRE. “VUE aONS VDWO UE\JP [ KAAVCE TVAft A <4000 -XCMJvi 'ki COVJ-) -craqvjve ©jrn -t\vxa -m' ukt \a ( kPASSED 'M <2ARH>7 VA ALOIS VOUEWj \NER WARD OP 'Vi fUUSIRJE ASR\vW \ fsr. noor. atiOEsa Vi tue4re / VgkfflTLED TO ff.aN VAEV.V^y OtfQLBO tibcmobs Joe Keate was in Vegas Thursday from Moapa. Dr. R. W. Martin will leave for Los Angeles tonight on business. W. R. Bracken returned Saturday morning from a trip to Los Angeles. RANGER CALDWELL STOCKHOLDERS WIN No. One Flow So Great That The Pipes Can’t Handle. Two Wells Flowing From telegrams we learn that the Ranger Caldwell Oil & Oas Co., drill ing at Breckenridge, Texas, has brought in at least two big wells. After several months of hard luck and after financing the company the second time, stockholders in Lincoln and Clark counties are at last coming into their own. The No. One well in which the Company has the most in terest came in of its own accord with such a flow that it could not be shot until yest-rday, when the shot was placed. The force of the flow was so great according to Mrs. French’s telegram, that the eight inch casing was broken; it was only with great difficulty that the line was mended. This well is now flowing thousands of barrels daily, the exact amount of which has not yet been determined, as the pipes are too small to accom modate the flow. No Three well is increasing daily now according to latest information and it promises to be a great produc er. This Is the well that was first shot this week and which caused no little speculation in oil stocks in Las Vegas and elsewhere. The other three wells are setting the casing and will probably also be in the producing class within a short time. The stockholders, as well as Mr. and Mrs. French are to be congrat ulated on their stick-to-it-ive-ness. They have been up against many hard problems in the past few months and have overcome all obstacles by hard fighting and a persistant and stubborn desire to make good. NEW AIR ROUTE TO SALT LAKE CITY — - In connection with the proposed new air mall route from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, the Examiner of the latter place had the following to ; say in a recent issue: "Completion of a new flying route from Los Angeles to Salt Lake with markings and fields throughout with the exception of a field at Salt Lake j City was announced at the annual meeting of the Aero Trade Board of the Aero Club of Souliern California at the Hotel Angelus last night. “Dry lakes on the desert are sup-! plemented by regularly laid out fields at Victorville, Las Vegas, Calient and other towns and emergency fields at smaller places. The report was made by Robert Hausler of Las Ve gas, Nevada, field representative of the Aero Club, who has spent several months in laying out the route. “The new route is expected to have an important bearing on the aerial mail routing in accordance with an announcement exclusively published in The Examiner recently of the in tended arrangements of the aerial mail service into Los Angeles. The Army Air Service has notified Mr. Hausler of the intention of army av-, iators to utilize the new air route. At the Aero Trade Board meeting the aviators present voted unanimous ly to recommend to the Aero Club’s board of directors that S. M. Spauld ing be chosen as president of the club for the coming year. A. W. Briggs of Hollywood and G. E. Born hart of Passadena were elected chair man and vice chairman of the Aero Trade Board for next year. The board is a working sub-organization of the Aero Club and has representa tives of forty-eight commercial avia tion organizations in its membership. Bob Hausler returned from Los An geles Wednesday a. m„ where he was in attendance at the annual meeting of the Aero Club. He was appointed director of the Landing Fields be tween Victorville and Salt Lake City and will act as representative of the Aero Club with headquarters in Las Vegas. He reports that Emory H. Rogers of the Pacific Aeroplane and Supply Co. will fly from Venice via Yermo to Death Valley with latest photographic outfit. He will probab ly arrive in Las Vegas Tuesday or Wednesday and go on as far as Cali ente and then back to Venice. Anderson Field will be used this summer, Mr. Hausler states, by mail and government planes and also by several aero compani ‘S carrying pas sengers between the east and Los Angeles C. O. Prest and Erb Wilson ar rived in Las Vegas Saturday via air plane and have been busy giving our citizens glimpses of heir home town and surroundings from above. CHRIST CHURCH MISSION Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 6, 1921. t Holy communion, 7:30 a. m. Holy communion and sermon, 10:30 a. m. Evening prayer and sermon, 7:30 p. m. All are invited. PERCIVAL S. SM1THE. Mrs. Alice Oetzler, bookkeeper at the Gunn Supply Co., is spending the week-end with relatives in Riverside. BOOL mis BORAX MINE FOB BO,000 Large Deposit in Clark County Taken Over By Borax Smith For Huge Sum The keenest excitement has pre vailed in Las Vegas the past week over the sale by Clark Co. men of an immense borax deposited. The find Is locat’d between Las Vegas and St. Thomas and Is about s«ven miles from fhe Colorado river. The deposit is said to be an im mense one, it being 1500 feet long, 15 feet wide and, where it drops into a canyon is 150 feet deep. It is esti mated by mining men that there are 300,000 tons in sight. The lucky owners, Peter Buol and three associates, have sold the claim to "Borax” Smith, of Twenty Mule Team fame. It is stated that work will begin immediately on removing the borax and tha shipments will be made from Dyk , Nevada, until a spur line of railroad is built to the property. The deal has been pending for some time and is one of the biggest transactions in mining property to be made in Clark county in recent years. The consideration, it is said, was $250,000, $50,000 of which was paid in cash. SCHOOL TOURNAMENT IN OVERTON WELL ATTENDED The High Schools of Lincoln and Clark Counties held a tournament yesterday at Overton. Our schooll was well represented by all the teach ers and forty-one students. The bask et ball teams went by train, accom pani d by Prof. Raitt. William Bloe del took Misses Kipp, Clough and Potter, and Clarice Keate in his car. Misses Wolf and Norris and Mes dames A. H. Norris and Chas. Ire land rode over with Harold Silk. Prof. J. F. Mayes, with a number of boys w?nt over in a county truck. Judge and Mrs. Orr, Mrs. Schuyler and T. W. Chapman drove over in the Orr car. An account of the tournament will appear in the next issue of the Age. DRESSLER BILL WAS DEFEATED IN SENATE Deputy Superintendents of Public Instruction will be retained, as the Dressier Bill was defeated In the senate Tuesday. This is good news to all interested in school affairs. It is generally believed that the pro gress of our schools would have been hindered hid the measure passed. That friction and jealously would have arisen where the principal of one school supervised principals of other schools employed under other boards in the same county. Also that the proposed plan would have unloaded upon the districts expenses amounting from 12 to 15 thousand dollars more than is allowed as pay ment for the services of the princi pals and teachers. In more than half the counties a separate county su pervisor would have had to be em ployed; hus greatly increasing the cost over the present system. RELATIVE DIES IN LOS ANGELES W. S. Vlley, brother of Mrs. W. S. Park, died at his home in Los An geles Sunday. Feb. 27, of pneumon ia. Deceased leaves a wife and two children. Dr. and Mrs. Park received a tele gram Sunday morning telling of the serious illness of the brother and left immediately for Los Angeles in their car, but found on their arrival that he had passed away. Mr. Vlley will be remembered by many of our residents, he having visited at th; Park Farms several times. The sym pathy of the community is extended the bereaved family. TO MAKE APPRAISEMENT “Jack" Pohe of the tax commis sion’s office left during the day for Las Vegas, driving his machine south. He has been directed to make a reappraisement of that section of Ne vada and the work will take some time. This determination came following the recent meeting of the tax com mission when it was ordered that a raise In valuation be brought In from Clark county.—Carson Appeal. Born—At the Las Vegas hospital Friday. March 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Conklin, a daughter. The little Miss Inez Chloe hurried her ad vent in order to make her debut on Inauguration Day. Both she and her mother are resting comfortably. Mrs. Tom West, who has been ill in a California sanitarium the past year, has recovlered sufficiently to join her husband here in Las Vegas. Her daughter Ruth, who will be re membered by many old time resi dents as Mrs. Fred Warner, has just moved to San Francisco. N. G. Le Compte of Santa Monica, who has been spending some time in and around Las Vegas wil lleave in a few days for his home. Jim Cashman is here from Search light to attend the County Commis sioner's meeting of which he is a member.