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THE BANNER-COURIER, OREGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1922.
mer and the Oregon City Courier, Consolidated
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"Flag of the free heart's hope and
By Angels' hands to valor given;
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome,
And all thy hues were born in
Forever float that standard shet!
Where breathes the foe but falls be
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet.
And Freedom's banner streaming
o'er us." t '
Bible Thoughts memorised. viH prove
priceless heritage in alter years.
PEACE AND TRUTH: Thus saith
the Lord, Call unto me, and I will an
swer thee, and shew thee great and
miehtv things which thou knoweet not
Behold, I will bring it health
and cure, and I will cure them, and will
reveal unto them the abundance of
peace and truth. Jeremiah 33: 2, 3, 6.
us a year hence? These are questions serious and disquieting.
We have blundered, doubtless. We have left undone or have done things
which we would blot from the book of life as we stand on this New Year's
We are inclined to make light of "New Year Resolutions," as they are so
often made and so soon broken. But these same resolutions ARE a REAL
HELP, if we make them with the firm determination ta keep and live them.
To exercise the will against the" pleas of opposing desires or habits is to con
quer, to add power for winning other victories.
Among the resolves sure to result in larger usefulness to ourselves and
others, sure to yield joy and satisfaction, is to apply the principle of the
Golden, Rule, living thus, we shall love our neighbor as we love ourselves;
we will not say bitter words which sting him; we will forgive him as we would
want him to forgive us; we will respect his weakness, his prejudice; help him
in ways which will not humble.
Let us be kind, reverent and of good cheer, and the New Year next year
will bring to us joys abundantly. . . -
SOMETHING WORTH WHILE.
TO M. D. LATOURETTE, chairman, and other members of the committee
on arrangements for the dedication of the new bridge, more than usual
credit for such service is due. And this in no degree detracts from the excel
lent work done by all others who in any way contributed to the success of this
great event. "Well done," should be the unanimous expression.
GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATORS.
THE Banner-Courier does not share with her contempararies the expressed
belief that the legislature, about to convene, will oppose the governor
elect in obtaining the reforms he advocates. Walter M. Pierce was the choice
of the voters of Oregon for the high office of governor at the recent election.
Hence, he is the governor of all the people of all parties and avocations. His
duty is" to serve the whole state and the same duty devolves upon every mem
fcer of the senate and house of representatives. Partisanship should be second
ary and service to the state, whether proposed by Republicans, Democrats or
other partisans, is first.
And this is the expression of legislators generally to co-operate with the
governor in every effort tending to benefit the state. May his attitude and acts
transcend partisanship, and special favor in the interest of progress and unusual
accomplishments during his term of service as chief executive of Oregon.
THAT Governor-elect Pierce will strive to consolidate the multitude of com
missions now acting in disconnected haphazard ways, is endorsed by the
rank and file of the citizens of the state. That the new governor will, how
ever, be able to carry out extensive consolidation plans without stubborn re
sistance is not likely. Every one of the eighty-odd boards and commissions is
composed of officeholders enjoying either money compensation, or feel well
paid by the pride aoW honor of the service. Some will be willing to sacrifice
their positions on these boards and commissions to a conscientious effort to
better co-orainate departments of the state and to obtain greater efficiency,
with a reduction of taxes. There are others, whose attitude, no doubt, will be a
repetition of what has always been when similar attempts have been made to
reduce by combination and abolition, boards and commissions in the interest of
simpler, better government. And every opposing member of these boards and
commissions has an army of political friends, who will get busy in opposition
to the changes. .
The situation will call for courage, diplomacy and real struggle on the part
of the governor and those who will co-operate with him, if the reduction of the
number of boards and commissions shall be large enough to be of real value to
The combinations and eliminations should not be confined, when under
aken, to a measly few, for political or partisan purposes. This Jrind of a propo
sition will die "a bornin," as it deserves. There should be a genuine, com
monwealth-size plan launched and accomplished for a state government operat
ing under not more than a dozen departments. Then there may be obtained co
ordination and the placement of official responsibility, which shold result in
better government and lower taxes. . '
Here's to the next Governor of Oregon for such plan!
PART I. Newcomer In a small town,
a young newspaper man, who tells the
story, is amazed by the unaccountable
actions of a man who, from the window
of a fine house, apparently has converse
with invisible personages, particularly
mentioning one "Slmpledoria." The youth
goes to his boarding house, the home of
Mrs. Apperthwaite, next door to the scene
of the strange proceedings, bewildered.
"One 'explanation might be Just
barely possible," I said. "If It Is, it is
the most remarkable case of somnam-
bulism on record. Did you ever hear
of Mr. Beasley's walking In his "
She touched me lightly but peremp
torily on the arm In warning, and I
stopped. On the other side of the
A PERTINENT REQUEST.
THE plea to christen the new bridge with genuine aqua pura from nature's
sacred mountain stream from whence it rushes of its own physical free
' will, bringing joy, strength and life to the valley here below, should not have
been necessary. The suggestion that wine, champagne or any other beverage
than pure water be used should have been promptly smothered in committee,
before permitted to arouse protest outside. ; .
The new bridge stands out clearly as a marvel of mechanical, physical and
mental power and skill. Its dedication marks an achievement unsurpassed in
the builders' art on the North American continent. It is of wonderful artistry
design and a tribute to the state and to the vision and plana of its builders and
officials who sponsored its construction. It will always be the bridge of Clack
amas county, the twin cities at its extremities and to progressive citizens
Any suggestion arousing protest or sorrow, in the heart of even one con
scientious, discriminating sentinel for righteousness ought not to have, arisen
to mar the splendor of the occasion.
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS.
Hubby Makes New Year Resolutions
I will reverence the parlor. Verily,
verily, no cigar stumps nor ashes
shall I leave behind me, nor shall
I lay my head upon the sacred em
I will reform. The socks that are
taken off at night, even so shall they
be picked up by. me and put into the
I will be thankful. For the cut glass
berry bowl and the mahogany sew
ing table, for the synthetic toilet
lotion, for the belligerent cigars; for
these Christmas gifts, will I show
Iwill not answer back. Yea, though
the bills of the New Year morn are
mighty as mountains, and I will
walk in the shadows of bankruptcy,
I will not lift my voice against thee.
I will not complain. No, though gou
lash and croquettes be handed to
me even unto the third evening, I
shall hold my peace, and my desire
for porterhouse shall be no more.
I will not struggle. That good-will
' may abide throughout the comiing
year, I cheerfully resolve to obey all
the rules of . the institution .which
harbors ene. '
than ever before. , Last year the tax
for municipal purposes alone was 33.4
mills. This year it will be 36.4. The
increase will be the result of two mills
additional for schools and one mill ad
ditional for the fire department.
The distribution of the tax is Re
payment portion, $ 275,000; finding
bonds, 7 mills; general city expendi
tures, 7 mills. Repayment portion, $30,-
000, refunding bonds, 1 mills. Lib
rary, 1 mill; school district 13.4 mills;
fire department, 3 mills; special road
tax, 2 mills; city hall bonds, 1 mill.
These levies include neither county
nor state taxes and there is strong
probability that the total, tax here for
all purposes will be close to 70 mills,
or 7 per cent.
The total bonded indebtedness of
the city is $437,000.
EVECY day there may be made new beginnings, but in this thought and ex
perience there is lacking definiteness so essential to ultimate success and
achievement.. But around the New Year of our childhood there revolves the
spirit of change and progress. There is the impulse of forward time and
accomplishment. - It is the mid-period between the days of falling leaves, in
dicative of change in nature's program, and the awakening of another year.
It is natural then for all life, including the human, to turn from the somber
visions of the fleeting past and look forward into the oncoming real and radiant
At this turning point it is but natural that the careless shall pause in
thoughtful resume of the past and take careful invoice of the future hence, the
New Year resolutions. .
The passing year has brought both joy and sorrow. What, for us, may the
- next year have in store? Who of our associates or our loved ones will be with
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Do the dollars just seem to fly out of
your pay envelope when you get it?
If so, clip the wings of some of them by
depositing a part of your earnings each
pay day in a Savings Account at this
It is easy to save once you get started.
We pay 4 per cent Interest to help your
account grow. . .
First National Bank
OF OREGON CITY
512 Main St. Oree-on Citv
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New Year Song
On New Year's Eve in England,
All in the olden day,
The children went a-caroling,
All in the olden way;
And ever as they journeyed on,
This chorus would you hear;
"God send you happy, God send you
Pray God send you a happy New
Across the fields and meadows
And through the frosty light,
While starry eyes and starry skies
Illumed the wintry night,
The children caroled blithely on, -
In chorus sweet and clear:
"God send you happy, God send you
Pray God send you a hayyy New
Year!" " .
Our days are sadly modern,
Our ways are modern, too;
But hearts still beat as high with love
As once they used to do
So take the old-time message,
Good friends, both far andnear;
"God send you happy, God send you
Pray God send' you a happy, New
Year.! " Exchange.
City's Taxes Increase
Oregon City's, taxpayers will be call
ed upon to pay next year a higher levy
FRUIT MEN OF AMERICA
WATCH OREGON RESEARCH
"You have something in your horti
cultural products investigations no
other institution in the United States
has," writes C. I. Lewis, managing
editor of the "American Fruit Grower",
The Fruit Grower has just published
a three-pagq illustrated article on the
work of the experiment station labor
atory in better canning, drying and
otherwise preserving perishable fruits
and vegetables, including the new re
circulation prune drier. The editor
says this story is very interesting and
readable and will be of interest to
growers all over the country. .
"I believe you would do well to
give a great deal of publicity to this
work because there is tremendous in
terest in it all over , the United
States," the editor writes. "I have
been hoping it will be supported in a
nice way on the experimental side so
you can go ahead and capitalize the
present building for experiments as
well as teaching.'
This new work was started a few
years ago and has already develop
ed many new facts of interest about
Jam, jell and dried products, - and
closer use of culls and waste products
of manufacture. E. H. Viegand is in
A speed of. 1,200 miles an hour will
be entirely possible in aircraft within
the next 25 years, according to Profes
sor F. W. Pawlowski, of the aeronauti
cal engineering department of the Uni
versity of Michigan.
Finger prints are now sent by radio
by means of the Belin system.
A New Year Present
. Worth 50c
Begin the New Year
right. Open a Savings
Bank Account today.
This Coupon and 50c in cash
will open a $1.00 Savings Ac
count with the Clackamas Coun
ty Bank of Sandy. In addition It
will secure the Liberty - Bell
Home Safe shown in the illus
tration. Only 3 Conditions Govern;
(1)$1.00 of each account must
remain on deposit for a period
of one year.
(2) If a second deposit is not made within six months, the 50c
coupon will be deducted when the account is closed, at which time
the Liberty Bell Bank must be returned.
(3) Only one account may be opened by an individual, but ac
counts can be opened by every member of the family. .
With the" coming of the New Year,
there also come to many individuals
" good opportunities to save and in
V vest money.
. Improve every little opportunity
it will lead to a bigger one.
Open an account today with the
Bank of Commerce.
Bank of Commerce
Ore gon, City, Ore.
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Long Distance Hauls
Three Trips Each Day Each Way .
Between Oregon City and Portland
Portland 516 91
Oregon City 501
She Touched Me Lightly but Peremp
torily on the Arm In Warning, and
I Stopped. .
board fence a door opened creaklly,
and there sounded a loud and cheerful
voice that of the gentleman In the
"Here we come!"" it said; "me and
big Bill Hammersley. I want to show
Bill I can. Jump anyways three times
as far as he can I Come on, Bill."
"Is that Mr. Beasley's- voice?"
asked, under my breath.
Miss Apperthwaite nodded in affir
"Could he have heard me?"
;"No," she whispered. "He's . Just
come out 6f the house." And then to
herself, "Who under heaven Is BUI
Hammersley? I never heard of him I"
"Of course, Bill," said the voice be
yond the fence, "if you're afraid Til
beat you too badly, you've still got
time to back out' I did understand
you to kind of hint that you were con
siderable of a Jumper, but If What?
What'd you say, Bill?" -There ensued
a moment's complete silence. "Oh, all '
right," the voice then continued. "You
say you're In this to win, do you?
Well, so'm I, Bill Hammersley; so'm
I. Who'll go first? Me? All right
from the edge of the walk here. Now
then I One two three I Ha I"
A sound came to our ears of some
one landing heavily and at full
length, It seemed on the turf, fol
lowed by a slight, rusty groan In the
same voice. "Ugh! Don't you laugh,
Bill Hammersley I I haven't jumped
as much as I ought to, these last
twenty years y I reckon Tve kind of
lost the hang of It. Aha I" There were
Indications that Mr. Beasley was pick
ing himself up, and brushing his trou
sers with his hands. "Now, It's your
turn. Bill. What say?" Silence again,
followed by, 'Tes, Til make Slmple
doria get out of the way. Come here,
Slmpledoria. Now, Bill, put your heels
together on the edge of the walk.
That's right All ready? Now then I
One for the money two for the show
three to make ready and four for
to GOT' Another silence. "By Jingo,
Bill Hammersley, you've beat met
Ha, ha I That was a Jump! What
say?" Silence once more. "You say
you can do even better than that?
Now, Bill, don't brag. Oh I you say
that was up In Scotland, where you
had a spring-board? Ohol All right;
let's see how far you can jump when
you really try. There 1 Heels on the
walk again. That's right ; swing your
arms; One two rthreel There you
got" Another silence. "Zing I Well,
sir, Til be e-tarnally snitched to flin
ders If you didn't do It that time, Bill
Hammersley I I see I never really
saw any Jumping before In all my born
days. It's eleven feet If It's an Inch.
What? You say you " "
I heard no more, for Miss Apper
thwaite, her face flushed and her eyes
shining, beckoned. me Impersonally to
follow her, and departed so hurriedly
that it might be said she ran,
"I don't know," said L keeping at
her elbow, "whether it's more like
'Alice' or the Interlocutor's conversa
tion at a minstrel show."
"Hush !" she warned me, though we
were already at a safe distance, and
did not speak again until we had
reached the front walk. There she
paused, and I noted that she !was
trembling and, , no doubt correctly,
judged her emotion to be that of con
Bt"71Rtf8"was no one there!" she ex
claimed. "He was all by himself 1 It
was Just the same as what you saw
"Did it sound to you" there was
Uttle awed tremor in her voice that
1 found very a regaling "did It sound
to you like a person who'd Ibst his
"I don't know," I said. "I don't
know at all what to make of it"
"He, couldn't have been" her eyes
grew very wide "intoxicated 1"
"No. I'm sure it wasn't that"
"Then I don't know what to make
of it, either; All that wild talk about
'Bill Hammersley' and 'Slmpledoria'
and spring-boards In Scotland and "
"And an eleven-foot Jump," I sug
gested. "Why, there's no more a "Bill Ham
mersley,' " she cried, with a gesture of
excited emphasis, "than there is a
'Slmpledoria' 1" -
"So it appears," I agreed.
"He's lived there all alone," she
said, solemnly, "In that big house, so
long, Just sitting there evening after
evening, all by himself, never going
out never reading anything, not even
thinking; but Just sitting and sitting
and sitting Well," she broke off,
suddenly, shook the frown from her
forehead, and made me the offer of a
dazzling smile, "there's no use both
ering one's own head about It."
"I'm glad to have a fellow-witness?
I said. "It's so eerie I might have
concluded there was something the
matter with me."
"Youlre going to your work?", she
asked, as I turned toward the gate.
"I'm very glad I don't have to go to
"Yours?" I inquired, rather blankly.
T teach algebra and plane geometry
at the High school," said this surpris
ing young woman. "Thank Heaven,
it's Saturday! I'm reading 'Les Mis
erables for the seventh time, and I'm
going to have a real orgy ver Ger
valse and the barricade this after-
I do not know why It should have
astonished me to find' that Miss Ap-.
perthwaite was a teacher of mathev.
matics except that (to my Inexperi
enced eye) she didn't look It. - She
looked more like Charlotte Corday !
I had the pleasure of seeing her op
posite me at lunch the next day (when
Mr, Dowden kept me occupied with
Spencervllle politics, obviously from
fear that I would break out again),
but no stroll In the yard with her re
warded me afterward, as I dimly
hoped, for she disappeared before I
left the table, and I did not see her
again for a fortnight On week-days
she did not return to the house for
lunch, my only meal at Mrs. Apper
thwalte's (I dined at a restaurant near
the Despatch office), and she was out
of town for a little visit her mother
Informed us, over the following Satur
day and Sunday. She was not alto
gether out of my thoughts, howevei-
indeed, she almost divided them with
the Honorable David Beasley. '
A better view which I was afforded
of this gentleman did not lessen my
Interest In him ; Increased it rather ;
It also served to make the extraordi
nary .didoes of which he had been the
virtuoso and I the audience more than
ever profoundly inexplicable. My
glimpse of him 1$ the lighted doorway
had given me the vaguest Impression
of his appearance, but one afternoon
a few days 'after my interview with
Miss Apperthwaite I was starting for
the office and met him full-face-on as
he was turning In at his gate. I took
as careful invoice of him as I could
without conspicuously glaring.
There was something remarkably
"taking." as we say, about, this man
soniethhig easy end genial and quizzi
cal and careless. He was the kind of
(Continued next week.)
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