The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 13, 1918, Page 8, Image 8

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We wish to announce the receipt of a
nice new line, of Silk Petticoats from
which you can certainly supply your
wants. There , is an assortment of pat
ternsa in a variety of beautiful colors for
you to' select from. They are priced at
.$1.93, $2.93, $3.98, $4.93 and $5.90'
jf4 . THE GOLDEN StULC t - J
Public Service Commissioners
Aroused by Bill Now Be
fore Congress
Public, service commissioners of
the country have become aroused by
a bill now pending before the com
mittee on interstate and foreign "com
merce in the United States senate,
which, it is claimed, does not pro
tect the rights of state control of
intrastate rates and service. The
attention of the Oregon public serv
ice commission has , been called to
the bill by Joseph L. Drlstow. chair
man of the Kansas public utility
-commission., who urges that the
members of the" Oregon commission
use" their influence with) the delega
tion in congress to have the bill put
into more ( satisfactory form by
amendment. '" '''). '"'
Commissioner Corey of the Ore
gon commission bas add re wed the
following letter to the -Oregon senators-
fend ;rpresenfatlves in con
gress in compliance with, the Kansas
commissioner's 'request: ? . -f
. Ftower Won With Difficulty.
"Having been informed that there
is ponding before the senate com
mittee on interstate and foreien com
merce, a bill which in its present!
form does not properly preteet the
3 Ibs.'Royal Club CJoffee ;8Sc
2Cc Pcaberry Coffee . ... ,23c
21c Coffee : .. t., . . ... IHc
. Peanut Butter, . . , . ... .. 15c
Creamery Batter, . 55c
1 lolled Oat, bet grade, .
4 lbs "......... t , . 23c
J No. lO Corn Meal 6."5c
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Best Head lUce, per lb. , . 10c
Ppt Totie, pkg. --. v . . . . 10c
Roman Meal, pkg. . . . . . 23c
Cream of Ilarley, pkg. ' 25c
, Potatoes, per sack . "i . .;..f 1.2.V
Large Kreamy Krtep . . $1.45
lO bars Crystal White soap 48c
"3 cans Mboy Milk . . . . . . 25c
2 can Corn . V,i. 23c
: Deviled Meat, U ..'. 5c I
2 cans ' Pea " . V. 25c i
Power Coffee, Ibv . .". . 23c
No. 3 Karo 8yrwp
Xo. 10 Karo Syrup . . f 1.03
Log Cabin Syrup, $1 size. .OOc
Log Cabin Syrup, SOc Rise 45c
Cabin Syrup. 25c size, 22e
Syrup in balk at 209 X,
t x Com! street, lO lbs. 00c;
Cinnamon, Oinger and Alsplce!
2 ox. ... 1 ............ c
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Pepper and Mustard, 2 oz...Cc
'1juw$ box matcbet, per box Sc
;. . $
Bulk Cocoa, the best grade j
pound ........i.... 28c!
rights of state control of intrastate
rates and service, and that an amend
ment is being, urged, 'may I remind
you that the power to regulate the
fates and services of railroads was
accomplished only after long and ag
gressive contests and insistence on
the part of the, states for the now
generally- recognized principle that
the publie has a right to regulate
these public utilities. Between th9
public and the railroads a constant
struggle formerly" took place, the
public demanding a maximum serv
ice at a minimum rate, while the
railroads usually gave the minimum
service. at a maximum rate. Jlluch,
I think, to be preferred by all con
cerned, is our present method of rate
regulation in vogue in forty-seven
states, of our union (that by the peo
ple through their tribunals, the pub
lie service commissions.) 't
; "By this process, rates are now
usually based upon the cost of the
service, including,- of course a rea
sonable return on the investment,
and not as of old when carriers
charged 'all the traffie would? bear
Railroad regulation today ;i la con
ducted on strict business principle
in the interests of all the people an l
without regard to political ; effect.
The supreme court of Oregon in an
opinion said: The infrenuencv of
appeals from orders of the commis
sion indicate that the commission
ers selected by the people of this
state to see tftat the rights of . the
public in matters of transportation
are properly protected have, per
formed that duty fairly and faith
fully. Questions Are Vital
"This commission has long had to
deal with one of the most vital ques
tions that confronts the American
people today. Regulation of railroad
in Oregon by the commission ftas
been eiven a trial sufficient that a
statement of its economic advan
tages or disadvantages is ascertain
able. For . eleven years this com
mission .has administered a string
ent regulatory statute and has pre
scribed rules : of accounting which
have ' worked for the : solution of
these vexing Questions. :
; "It lias been srotected
s 'K bas protect edthe public from
extortionate and discriminatory rates
and ; shielded ipvestors from ruin
through rate wars and Insured jus
tice to all parties. It Jias saved th3
citizens of Oregon hundreds of thou
sands dollars. - It has "practically
banished railroad and other public
utility corporation from politics,
stopped unjust , discriminations In
rates and charres between shipper
and consumers and secured for them
wonderfully.improved service. It has
assisted In securing- a return to the
shippers of this f tate of thousands of
dollars from overcharges on freight
fates alone. Regulation in this state
has proved to be equally beneficial
to the public and jthe carrier.
"Our experience proves that only
at great expense can complaints , be
prosecuted before the Interstate com
merce commission. Hundreds fof
matters of great importance to local
communities would never re&eh the
interstate commerce commission ow
ing to this fact. Amonc suea trV
statfdn building facilities. Including
lighting, heating and watering of
same, farm road crosslns, bulletin
ing of trains, furnishing of cars ' to
thip0e'm. Without constant Inspec-j
tion of stations same would again;
become ' unsariitaj-y and practically" !
unfit for public use. ; '
Utlnttlon Is Reduced, ? i i
I "Hundreds of amicably adjusted !
differences between the public and
the railroads in this state, so we are
advised by members of our courts,
have greatly red uced , litigation ba
fore them and at a saving Inr costs
sufficient to more than covir the
amounts appropriated for the main
tenance, of tils commission. 1 '
- i undertsand that the interstate
commerce commission is not asking
for the contemplated legislation. )n
fact, it has heretofore gone oa record
as being against increased power and
Chinese New Year h Now
On; Celestials Are Merry
" Iite Saturday night Chief of Po
lice Al Foland gave permission to
a committee of representative Chi
ni for the uroDer celebration of
China New Years, which usually lasts
from a week to ten days or about
as lone as those celebrating have
money with which to buy firecrack
ers. ' '
The chief told the committee that
not too much noise must be made,
and all the celebrating is to be done
in the earlier part of Jhe evenings.
Mrs- Alice H. Dodd Is in
Charge of New Class at
Now She Is Strong and Hearty
I The class in home economics held
its first meeting Tuesday afternoon
at Willamette university, tinder the
supervision of lrfc. Alice II. Dodd.
The course has been organized at
the suggestion of Herbert Hoover.
The first lecture was an Im
nromptu talk upon economic condi
tions In general and the part that
girls and women take In home and
social life. '
f Mrs. IfcHid said that "the greatest
weakness in modern education in
Tt eenlng of the home is that the
mothers of, the future housewife do
not give specific recipes forJlhe mix
ing of ingredients of foods. , In
stead of giving a -staple measure, it
Is "a pinch of this and a pinch of
that.'and in after life the problem
of cooking must be solved by the in
dividual. ; Will 'Visit Ralem Homes.
: A number of Salem homes will be
visited by the class and the mistress
of the .homes will give a talk "on the
upkeep of the homo and perhaps
iwlnt nt the minor defects In her
home, if there should be an v. This
will be of an educational advantage
to the members of the class In their
own home building. 1
.In addition to the outside classes,
lectures wil be given as follows:
Two on the art of furnishing a home
a,nd the artistic sense in selectinrg
furniture and hangings; one lecture
on clothes and their proper usage;
two lectures on social observation;
a. lecture !n the homes of others;
social sclenee; selection of books in
the home; foods for sick and well ;
care of the child ' in the heme, and
other selected topics.
Only sixteen girls were admitted
to the class, but other applicants
were numerous. "
Philadelphia. Pa. 'I was over
worked, rua i down, nervous, could
not eat or, sleey. I ifelt like crying
all the time. 1 tried different rem
edies without benefit. The doctor
said it was a wonder 1 was alive
and when Vinol was erlven me I be
gan to improve. I have taken eight
bottles and am now stron and per
fectljr healthy in every respect, and
have rained in weiarht. I can not
praise Vinol enough." Mrs. Sarah
A. Jones. 1025 Nevada St.. Philadel
phia. Pa. J.
We guarantee Vinol to make over
worked, weak women strong or re
turn your money, Formula on every
bottle. This is your protection.
Eniil A. Schaefer, Druggist, Salem.
and at the best druz store in every
town and city in the country.
Eastslder and myself decided that if
we bought a car the cost of gaso
line and repairs would maybe render
It impossible to do oar part in aa
aithig the various war funds, so ac
cordingly, we Invested In a treasvry
certificate and thua loan Uncle Sam
(whom we hold In very high esteem)
a little more cash to help win the
war. Some day when we hope to
have a larger income then we want
to get a car to help the Red Crosa
work with.
Pardon the length of this letter.
but like Mr. Burke to whom we bed
the privilege of listening recently as
he addreased a patriotic .gathering.
we are chuck, full of It."
McBride Agrees With Mc-
Narym Interpretation oi
a - a m m s
prohibition Measure
p ir log oooc
ArriTing every day. Every freight and express I
us new Merchandise.
Our Prices Always the Lowest
Commercial and Court St.,' formerly ChicaVb Z.
Phone 1072 ! 1
Senator McNary's Interpretation of
the national prohibition amendment I Ctrthrdir Fnrttr it
was endorsed bv Chief Justice lie I wwouc rorCer CI
(The Statesman la pleaaed to prin
communication upon topica of Keitfera
n tor -t at uny tune. Ttire is scarcely
any Itmtt to the topics or 'general in
Iciest It lit anked only that corre
ponden ta rtfrtiin from peronaliti.s
and usm care, that nothing be written
f a libelous nature. Letters mum hava
writer's name and addres. though not
iic-CfeKsarily lor publica.Uon.--.lbd.
First lKe of Iapes Cold Compound
f JtellereM All Cirlppo
Misery. 1
, Don't stay stuffed up! ,
Quit blowing and snnfflinn ' : A
dose of "Pape'i Cold Compound
taken every two Jiours ifntil three
doses are taken will end grippe mis
ery and break U9 a seTere cold ei
ther In the head. hest. body or
limbs. J ?
It promptly opens clogged-np nos
trils and air passages; stops nasty
discharge or nose running; relieves
sick headache, dnllness, fererishness.
sore throat. sneezing, soreness and
stiffness. ' ; : ; l: t
"Papej Cold Compound" is the
quickest, surest relief known and
costs only a few cents at drug stores.
It acts without assistance, tastes nice
and causes no inconvenience. Don't
accept substitute.
Editor Statesman:;; . r
Since reading, an article in
Thursday's Capital Journal one man
at least in Salem has done some
pretty hard thinking. In the -article
referred to the, Ed. bewails the fac
that there is said a "chonle
shortage "of help at certain Red
Cross "centers in the capital city. It
seems o the writer that this might
possibly be excusable were it the
first time that notices of this kind
bad been sent out : by our watchful
newspaper men,- but the facts are
that these things have appeared in
print before in both the local papers.
I dare ray the editors are soiry for
them to be compelled to .repeat these
tbiags In 'order that there shall be
a performance of this very neces
sary work. It is possible that with
all the stubborn facts furnished us
We do not realize-the gravity of the
situation yet? Or is it because we
do. not appreciate properly and fully
tho blessings of. ftee government as
we should T Surely not or else no
worthy effort to assist In the wi
program: would languish or, suffer
for lack of support thus early in the
struggle, for the difficulty. It is most
reasonable 'to assume is .because of
indifference and not to be attributed
to Inability to accomplish the object
spoken of.
I dare say that many copies of the
local newspapers go to the boys at
the front. Many of us are not able
to subscribe for papers for the boys
and consequently often clip out in
teresting articles and forward them.
Now do we ever select any articles
such as those referred to? nay
verily. Yet it would no doubt be
interesting reading to them If even
it were hot enjoyed.
urs. Eastslder ana myself are
thoroughly convinced that if auto
could be secured to transport work
ers to the places of operation and re
turn them borne again there could
bo secured ! an abundance1 of help.
Of coursed It would be necessary to
have the work organized so as to
meet the' conditions. There no
doubt are women who feel that they
cannot do much to assist in sewing
or rolling bandages but who can run
an, anto to perfection and no doubt
would enjoy the work of transport
ing the workers. Moreover the work
ers are-going to enjoy it too. as
many of them are not fortunate
enough to have the privilege ol such
a treat very often.
, I wish I toad a machine to offeV
for this purpose but I haven't. Mrs.
Steel Ribs of Great Ship Being- Rushed for Victory
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overlfe United Site, tn thCnS f. rtIda,f the any. many ships being built in new ship yard.
Tid and Vauldlv J vimfn JLf,!mim,w ,U? aHies. The steel rib, or this ship are being
aia, ana rapidly the remainder of the work will continue till she wUl be in the water by spring. .
was endorsed by Chief Justice Mc
Bride of the supreme court in a
statement made by the chief Justice
yesterday. Mr. McBride agrees with
Senator McNary that the time limit
attached to the amendment would
not have the effect of invalidating
the measure. The amendment was
recently passed by congress.
Senator McNary in pronouncing
the amendment valid said that it
must be admitted that congress has
the right to pass the resolution of
submission without restriction as to
time of its adoption, and that if It
saw fit to attach a provision limiting
the time in which the resolution must
be adopted by the state legislatures
in order to be effective, the most
serious penalty that the courts could
pronounce upon this character of leg
islation would be to declare the lim
itation mere surplusage for the rea
son that the limitation Is not an In
tegral Part of the amendment," said
Chief Justice McBride.
"All that the constitution requires
Is a submission of the amendment
to the several states for ratification.
continued the chief justice. "The
constitution does not Inhibit congress
from attaching a time limitation in
which the amendment may be rati
fled, and hence it was competent for
eon Kress to prescribe a time limit.
Under the amendment the several
states are yequlred to ratify the
amendment within seven years, and
this provoked a discussion to the ef
feet that the time limit provision
rendered the whole amendment in
valid. !
Hew To Get Relief When Head
and Noae are Stuffed Up.
Count fifty! Tour cold in head or
catarrh disappears. Your clogged nos
trils will clear and you can breathe
freely. No more snuffling or head
ache: no struggling for. breath at
Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream
Balm from your druggist and apply a
little of this fragrant antiseptic
cream in your nostrils. , It
through every air passags Of the
head, soothing and healing the swol
len or inflamed mucous mebrane.
giving you instant relief. Head mid
and catarrh yield like magic. Doa't
stay stuff ed-up and miserable. Re
lief is sure.
Stayton Win High Honor
STAYTON, ' Or., Feb. 1 2. The
Catholic Forrester held an interest
ing meeting in the I. O. O. F. ball
Sunday. An all-day session Was held
with . a basket dinner at noon, for
the r members and their families.
About 300 were present. The celebra
tion was given in honor of the win
ning of the state banner by the
Stayton cotirt. Prominent speakers
were present? from Portland, Salem
Mt Angel "find other points. W. F.
Kiecker acted as toast master. The
Stayton -ro a -t has about the smallest
membership in the state, and feels
complimented, upon I la successes in
gaining-members enough to secure.
the state banner. , . . .
J. W. Mayo went to Portland Sun
day for a brief visit.- . ' ' ?
A. D. Gardner of the Stayton flour
mills returned Friday from a two
days business trip to Portland.
w. E. Thomas of Eatonvllle.
Wash.. TUing a couple of days la-.t
week with relatives in Stayton. .
E. llorton, salesman for the Capi
tal Monumental Weeks of Salem, Was
In Stayton Thursday.
E. C. Titus and Charles Lamoman
made a trip to Mill City Friday,
Mr. ana Mrs. Everett Gardner
visited at the J. w. Thomas home
near Salem several days, returning
home Suhday. .
Peter Died rich attended the auto
mobile show In Portland Vseveral days
last week. V
Mrs. Frank Leslie " hostess at ' the
Stayton hotel, was in Salem on Tuesday;"-
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Leon Runtt and family! have re
turned to Stayton after a years resi
dence In California. Then exnect to
settle near here. v.. i
The Wood burn basketball tear
came over Friday and cleaned un
on the home team with seven scores
in their favor. ; "
The Patriotic league gave another!
of its successful dancing pari
the Trotter' building Friday t "
The members : 'r the f
League gave a chicken surr r
Gardner building Tuesday
which was well attended, acl .
them a neat sum to apply en ;
pairing or tne cnurca builJic
The presiding elder of the"'
dist church, T. B. Ford, m
daughters of . Salem wer :
guests at the home of E. i
who Isa son of the presidir (
Joseph Sestak' transacted' l
4a -Portland Monday aad-Tu-this
Mrs. John Robertson rc
home Saturday from Salpm
she Spent the week visiting L i
Mrs. O. G. Scbfellberg.
A surgical glove has been ;
ed which will enable a mia ,
lost the -tendons in the bac k (
hand to be able to write Just n
as if he had those tenflgsa t'
to helicve CATAxr.::
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. If you have Catarrhal 't '
nMi or head noises to to j
' drursiet.l and ' get 1 ounce
Parmint (double strength).
add to It iot water and Jum r
littl tufir u directed in
paekaire. - Take I Utblespooa. .
four times a day.
. - Thla will often bring q -relief
from the distreaning i
noise. Clofrged nostrils !
open, breathing fcwoma -.
and th mucus atop dror .r
4ato the throat. It la e&cy t
prepare, costs little and
pleasant to take. Any one .
has Catarrhal Eteafnesr or t
.noises should Rive thin pre"
tion a trial. Caaltal IJrag u
can supply you.
The library year began with prep
aration of the annual report. , A com
bination of the statistics to be sub
mitted to the city council and general
Information ef Interest to the public
was published In the cheapest form
for free dlstjibu tion. The Salem
Water Light & Power company kind
ly agreed to distribute these to their
patrons daring the first days of
Febraury when most of their bills
are paid. This Is a most fortunate
opportunity to reach a large per cent
of the homes without expense ol
postage. The cooperation of tLa
Water eompany is sincerely appreciated.
This has been a . busy month in
the routine work. 152 books have
been added to the shelves which raise
the total collection to 13131 books
and pamphlets. A total of 540 books
have been circulated from the desk
for home reading. In addition to this
nnrnber, "the traveling library of
forty volumes which has been locat
ed in the rooms of the Salem Com
mercial club for three months re
ports a circulation of 125. The larg
est circulation from the main iibra-.y
for any one day was 442 books loan
ed on January 19. While the tofe.1
circulation for the month does not
equal that of last January which
broke previous records, yet there
were four days , that show higher
records than any day of that montn.
The library privileges nave been ex
tended to 213 hew patrons and 26
former patrons have renewed their
registration. This gives a net in-
rm a rtt 10 4 and . total rmfi ct ra
tion of 720$ names.
Three numbers of the library lect
ure course occurred during the
month; each has had an attendance
above 300. The library has cause
Tor congratulation In the services
freely given to provide these num
bers. Special appreciation Is due Dr.
Frank Wilbur Chace who gave an
enjoyable lecture and enlisted, the
services of f iveof his students to In
terpret . the Russian . music. Prof.
Dunn's lecture was rendered special
ly effective by the assistance of Mr.
Herman Clark In throwing the pict
ures upon the screen. This Is an In
conspicuous service but most import
ant for enjoyment of all Illustrat
ed lecture. The library accepts these
services in the same - spirit with
which It offers the lecture course.
for the pleasure and benefit of the
public !
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William" Fox
The most compelling love
tory in all history A,
love that wrecked Em
pires and changed the map
of thd world. H :
Direct from eastern trl
nmps at $2.00 prices..
Now breaking All attend
ance record In Portland.
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