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 - SKEEN ANSWERS . FATHER'S SUIT Asks Transfer of...
SKEEN ANSWERS . FATHER'S SUIT Asks Transfer of Case From Ogden to . Salt Lake j. r. Skeen, .-who recently was made defendant in a suit filed in the district court by his father, Lyman Skfien, -who sought to collect $6,730.97 and interest alleged to be due on a note executed January 8, 1926, today filed a motion in court asking that the place of trial of the case be changed from Weber to Salt Lake county. . The' defendant contends that Weber county is not the proper county In which such action should be filed. ; " In his affidavit for change of place of trial. J. D. Skeen' sets the details of the case and declares he has a good and meritorious defense to the plaintiff's complaint. Mr. Skeen denies that on January 9, or at any other time the plaintiff gave him the sum of $5,000 or any other sunj for his use. Furthermore, he declares, he did not agree to pay the sum of JS.OOO to the plaintiff. ASKS FOK ADVANCE. The defendant further sets forth that on April 15, 1923. the plaintiff stated to him that he was badly involved, owing approximately $9,300 to the Katlonal Bank of Commerce and requesting 1 him to advance him $7.500 to be applied upon the indebtedness. At the same time, he declares, D. A. Skeen and-May Skeen Kawson conspired and confederated together for the purpose of compelling the defendant by threats of public charges and otherwise to pay to ,Lyma.n Skeen the sum of $7,500. The defendant said he refused to have anything to do with D. A. Skeen or the -woman regarding the ·indebtedness and later Lyman ekeen told him that the demand was wholly improper and wrongful, and that no duty rested upon him to pay any sum. Mr. Skeen said · his father then explained his condition and would appreciate his help. Mr. Skeen said he -would advance $3,000 to his, father if D. A. Skeen and other members of the Lyman Skeen family would advance a like amount in a reasonable length of time. From time to time,' it is forth, he was advised by his father that the members, of the . Lyman Skeen family did not advance , their money and he 'a^ts harassed by the bank and unable to pay the interest at the bjrnk. The son said he then gave his father $187 to pay interest to the bank. Later, he said, his father again told him the Lyman Skeen family members had not paid their amount and he again paid Interest of |187. ASKS FOR ST7M On .March 20, he said, he offered his father $1,000 to reduce h^s indebtedness at the bank upon condition that other members of the Lyman Skeen family pay the same amount. The father did not accept the $1.000, but on the contrary requested' him to. pay him the full sum of $3,000 without any regard for the advancements already made. In May, 1926, Mr. Skeen said his father requested Moroni Skeen, a nephew, to call at his. Salt Lake office and explain the financial distress of his father. He said he then 'offered to make a gift of $1,000 if D. A. Skeen and other members of the family ·would make a gift of a like amount. Ho said that Moroni Skeen made representations .that pending advancements by D. A. Skeen and members of the family he could secure further extensions 'on the indebtedness of Ly- man'Skeen at the bank if accrued interest of J270 was paid. This amount was given, he said, i Later Moroni Skeen called and requested $1,000 as a further gift with the promise that D. A. and family members would advance $1,300 and he gave him $1,000, upon condition that D. A. Skeen pay to Moroni Skeen $1,300. Mr. Skeen charges that he believes that D. A. Skeen and other members of the family had not provided the sums and that it a conspiracy between D. A. Skeen and May Skeen Rawson to compel him to pay the indebtedness. ·· After the suit on the note was filed on August 19 he notified Lyman Skeen in writing that he withdrew his proposed arrangement «r the payment of the indebtedness and that he would make no further advancements of money as long as the proceeding was pending and as long as Lyman Skeen .should be involved in any conspiracy having for its purpose the collection of money for the payment of his debts. --oo

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 31 Aug 1926, Tue,
  3. Page 14

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