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THE OREGON STATESMAN: THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1918
The Oregon Statesman
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" Enteredfth lPot second class matter.
WILL RECEIVE THE
In writing what may be termed his platform, which is published
this morning, and which should interest every loyal Oregon ian, Gov
ernor James Withycombe says :
MJf the people of Oregon are of the opinion that I have served
them faithfully, I should he pleased to receive a vote of confidence
at their hands."
Governor Withycombe will receive this vote of confidence, in
May, and in November. He will receive it, because it is recognized by
all unprejudiced people that he deserves it. He has faithfully per
, formed the duties of his high office during the portion of his first
term that he has served. He has side-steppetj no issue. He has frank
ly and openly taken up every problem as presented, and decided every
question according to his honest judgment. He has not trimmed. He
has not played politics for mere partisan or personal gain.
It is the rule in Oregon that one good term deserves another.
The people generally believe in this rule. It is a fair and just
rule. So the vote of confidence will be given, as it should be.
Today is the Persian New Year, and the counselor of the Persian
legation and Madam Ali Kuli Khan have issued invitations for a din
ner at Washington in observance of the holiday. Persia has observed
March 21 as New Year day, for more than 6,000 years. It is the day
when the ancient Persian astronomers said "the sun enters the zo
diacal sign Axies," the beginning of spring. In Persia this day starts
the season of feasts which continues for thirteen days, and in which
the rich and poor alike participate. New clothes are donned and
everybody keeps open house. Work is put aside and all the people
indulge in social festivities.
La Follette is on the skids.
. Looks like most of the war will be
up in the air by the time all our Lib.
crty flyers are ready, according to
Italy rejected a "temtplng" peace
offer by Germany and Austria. Of
course; Italy has assumed the dig
nity of an independent and self re
Secretary of War Baker saw a lot
of Ohio men. in France. The Duck
eyes are proud to be in the front
ranks, and they are ready to go over
the top at the drop of the hat.
It Is announced from a seemingly
reliable sod rce that the Germans ar-j
about to 'abandon their programme
of trying to scare the Americans to
death. It won't work. Exchange.
Indeed It will not. Our soldier boys
over there have heard hot air artists
all their lives.
Carrying mail by airplane ts a good
experiment, but In a practical aspect
It Is nothing more than a toy. Six
hundred pounds or 30,000 pieces of
first-class mail a day are all It is
proposed i to carry at present, and
that is all there will be any demand
for at 25scents an ounce.
"There is a current rumor In Ger
many that we have recently shot a
woman spy. Where do they get that
stuff? We haven't shot a man spy
yet Exchange. They do not "get"
It from anywhere. They make it up.
It Is "made in Germany," from hot
air and hellish hate.
It is not possible that the world
well go back again to the old waste
ful days-before the war. Conditions
are impressing upon all our people
the lesson that everything created
for the advancement of human suste
nance, comfort or happiness should,
as a matter of right, be put to its full
use. We are learning a national les
son through the crucible of the world
DUTIES OF FARMERS WIVES.
The Spokesman Review of Spo
kane deprecates as unnecessary the
outcry against labor shortage on the
farms. It says: "All that is neces
sary is for the warmer's wife, after
getting the breakfast things out of
the way, attending to the chickens,
sweeping and cleaning, doing a bit
March it. Friday. Me-tlng f banking-
representative of Marion county to
devise ways and mean for w aging
next Liberty loan drive.
March 29. Friday Oregon Hopgrow
era association meets or dissolution.
Jr ,0, SttnrdifFrtihman glee
at Willamette university.
April 6 Saturday. Third Liberty
loan drive begins.
April , Saturday. Third Liberty
loan drive opens. .
Apt-It. fourth week. Marion County
Christian Endeavor convention. Salem.
May dates not set State Grange
May 17. Friday.--Trimary nominat
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
oi washing, getting the children
started to school, churning, dispos
ing of the necessary mending, mak
ing up an order of provisions for the
store and getting the foundations of
the noon meal laid these few tasks
accomplished, the farmer's wife
needs but to hop Into her overalls,
get the tractor tuned up and started
and blaze away at the plowing. " As
for the mice In the pantry, the farm
er's wife can follow the example of
her prototype In the nursery bal
lad, and "cut off their tails with a
XICKXAMES OF PRESIDENTS.
Thus far in his presidential career
Wodrow Wilson has escaped bein
given a nickname. A large majority
of the chief executives of the United
States, and virtually all of those who
occupied the chair during the early
history of the nation, were popularly
known by nVk names.
"The Father of His Country" was
the most familiar name applied to
George Washington, though he wai
also called by the classical minded
of his day "America's Fabius," "The
Cinclnnatus of the West" and Savior
of His Country." "Lovely Georgl
u s" was an apellation applied to him
in derisicn by the British soldiery.
President Adams was called "The
Col UBS us of Independence," Thomas
Jefferson was "The Sage of -Monti-cello,"
President Monroe was "Ths
Last Cocked Hat," John Quincy
Adams was "The Old Man Eloquent,'
Andrew Jackson was "Old Hickory"
and "Hero of New Orleans," Martin
Van Buren was "The, Little Wizard"
and "King Martin the First," John
Tyler was "Young Hickory" and
"The Accidental President," Zach
ary Taylor was "Old Rough and
Ready," "Old Zach and "Old Buena
Vista." Millard Fillmore was "The
American Lou U Philippe." and Lin
coln was known to his followers as
Honest Abe." Later presidents up
to 'Teddy" Roosevelt.'- the "Rouh
Rider," seemed to have escaped
nicknames, although Grover Cleve
land, after his first term, was dubbed
by Charles Dana "The Stuffed Pro
phet." THE HLACKSXAKK WHIP. j
By GIDEON HOE
of the Vigilantes.
In slavery days the most brutal
overseers were accustomed to drlv
lazy slaves to work under the lash.
The blacksnake whip came to have
an evil reputation. It was the sym
bol of the cruel side of slavery, lon
since done away with in this country,
Among the Germans the black
snake whips Is still in use, and is
r,ore infamously employed than
ever. Margaret Snodgrass, corres
ponding secretary "of the American
Federation of Teachers, has this to
"I have before me as. I write the
official text of proclamations of th3
German and Austrian military com
mand In the recently occupied dis
tricts of northern Italy. These proc
lamations require the inhabitants of
the re'gion to give up all food sup
plies of every kind. All persons
ever fifteen years of age are sum
moned to work in the fields under
German task masters from 4o'oloci
in the morning until X o'clock inline
'Disobf diem e will b punish
ed in the following manner:
Lazy workmen will be accom
panied in the work and watched
by Germans. After the harvest
they will be imprisoned for six
months and every third day be
given nothing but bread and
water. Lazy women will be
obliged to work and after the
harvest will receive six months'
imprisonment. Lazy children
will be punished by Leating.
The commandant reserves the
right to punish lazy women
with twenty lashes daily."
A careful computation by a writer
in The Atlantic Monthly, November
1917, -gives the number of Belgians,
French. Poles. Serbs. Roumanians
and Russians, reduced to a very
practical slavery as 42,000,000. Hun
dreds of thousands of Italians have
since been added to these slaves of
the unspeakable German.
Meanwhile there are thousands of
fatuous Americans who profess to
think we should make immediate
peace. Do they lor.g for the black
j THE HKI HACItAMKXT. I
By AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR
of the Vigilantes.
A comrade's blood had stained their
ration red; 5
The very wine of life was in their
And yet on that grim sacrament they
And rose up strengthened to fulfil
Thedead man left undone.
O God, we ask
That we by sorrow may be doubly
To fight by war against imperial
Until the Dragon or ourselves -be
f BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Of course you are gardening.
We have the Dutch ehlps now.
Holland said we could not have
them, so we took them.
South Dakota yesterday ratified
the federal dry amendment. That
makes ten states.
Politics in Oregon will likely be
gin to crow somewhat warmer. A
tame campaign, so far.
The Germans have been trying to
do up our Yankee soRlier boys with
mustard gas. But they d'd not cut
- On account of the German troops
moving that way, the Russian capi
tal may be taken from Moscow ped
transferred further east. Might as
well take It on to Japan. whare it
will be safe.
A Blight falling off in submarine
sinkings last week. The Germans
are not getitng anywhere with their
piracy, excepting to pile up more
grief for themselves when the day
of reckoning shall come.
The allies think the latest arivr
tised offensive of the Germans is
Mutton can be eaten on meatless
days until April 15. so rules the food
conservators. But this ruling has
no effect on the canines that chase
the sheep at all times of the year.
V v s
The big tanks on the western front,
will play an important part in the
pending grand assault. There is one
good thing about the tanks it is
rot necessary for them to run over
COUB CAGC THA.
xxrro GRAY nam
Darken Bsautlfully and Re
stores Its Natural Color and
Lustre at Ones.
Common garden sage brewed Into
a heavy tea, with sulphur and alco
hol added, will turn gray, streaked
and faded hair beautifully dark and
luxuriant. Mixing the Sage Tea and
Sulphur recipe at home, though, is
troublesome. An easier way is to
get the ready-to-use preparation,
improved by the addition of other
Ingredients, a large bottle, at little
cost, at drug stores, known as "Wy
eth's Sage Tea and Sulphur Com
pound." thus avoiding a 1 t of muss.
While gray, faded hair is not sin
ful, we all desire to retain our
youthful appearance and attractive
ness. By darkening your hair with
Wyeth's. Sage and Sulphur Com
pound, no one can tell, because It
does it so naturally, so evenly. You
just dampen a sponge or soft brush
with it and draw this through your
hair, taking one small strand at a
time; hy morning all gray hairs
have disappeared. After another ap
plication or two yonr hair becomes
beautifully dark, glossy, floft and
luxuriant, and 5 you appear years
youmster. Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur Compound is a delightful toilet
requisite. It is not intended for the
cure, mitigation or prevention of
l I. ,1 ! . , ' 1
IN A SOCIAL
By Floreace Elisabeth IVIebela
Mr. and Mrs. J. .William Cham
bers are entertaining as their guest.
Miss Agnes Barber of William.sport,
Pa., who is a cousin of her host.
Miss Barber has been passing the
winter in the west and came to Sa
lem from Tacoma.
MisK Anna JioehHnar went to
Woodburn yesterday to be a guest
at a party which was given by Dr.
and Mrs. J. L. Shorey last night.
Mrs. George Kraus and Mrs.
Charles Beck of Aurora have return
ed to their homes after visiting for
a short time with Salem friends.
Mrs. W. C. Kantner returned to
Portland Tuesday following a sev
eral days' stay during the Laymen's
' Mrs. Cordon Metlilehri.st is enter
taining us her guest, Mrs. Harold
Reese of Portland.
Kn route home from a winter in
Calif ornla, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Car
penter and their doughter, Helen,
of Yorkton. Sask., Canada, are visit
ing Mr. Carpenter's sister. Mrs. (I.
A. Wood. The tourists will remain
for the week.
For the pleasure of his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Clancey of Ta
coma, who are visiting in Salem,
Clyde B. Clancey was a host at a
mery little dinner gathering. Tues
day night at his home, 3;9 Nortn
Liberty bfreet. Besides the host and
honored ones, covers were laid for
Mrs. Harold Reese of Portland, Miss
Inez Lacy and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
Mrs. Clifford Brown has returned
from Portland where the was the
guest of. her mother. Mrs. W. W.
Bretherton for several days.
Mrs. R. M. Gilbert has returned
iiom Portland where ehe has been
attending art assemblages. Th?
Portland art association have a spe
cial exhibit this week at the museum.
Fifth and Taylor streets.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson motor
ed to Portlanyesterday for a brief
A clam Bupper followed by an eve
ning of games was the delightful di
version extended to the camp flr
girls of the Ah Mul Low camp who
met recently with Miss Blanche Gib
son at the home of the latter's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Gibson of th
Wallace road... .Those present weie
Miss Marie Rriggs. Miss Mary Sun.
Miss Bessie Sun, Miss Ruby Welch,
Miss Mildred Imlah. Mias Jessie Tay
lor, Miss Pansy Willard, Miss Grace
Welborn. Miss Mabel Canfield, Miss
Elma Canfield. Miss Mirian Steiwer.
Miss Esther Da vies and the guard
ian, Mrs. A. A. Davidson.
VOICES FROM TUB KKONT
Oh army of voice whose swelling tide
Sweep out from the trencheV gn.n
By rig-tat gained through inhuman tao
Command and the world that moain
Mtiat halt and heed at your rtern de-
So opeak, ye trenchea! Attend ye lanu.
"Oh world a remote from the firing
That moan at echo of ahot and minr
And liftrna and pales, with baud
To whmpera of wound, of torture and
Ve speak while ahella and bullets call
And c itnradci crumple. tleed and fall."
And this H the message their dying
Itepeat as their hands releaxe their
On war's savage engineers of dcaHi
And they must the mustered out call
Oh never, never, never again
Must war rule hearts and Uvea of
And they, the unnumbered, forgotten
Whone bleaching bones all stark and
Are resurrected by shot and shell
Their marshalled hosts the message
That "never, never, never again
Must war such tribute take rrom men.
"And these our comrades in the
Through heat and cold and storms tht
Our comrades in the slime and mire.
Our comrades under gas and fire.
Their shattered forms beneath our
That never, never more repeat.
"And we whose misery makes plain
That any death would be our gain.
We pris'nera of vermine, disease and
That breed and swarm the narrow
We voice the words of armies dead
That never more must war be bred.
"We strike the god of war to kill
That heathen god who eats his fill
Of human blood and brains and hones
Who crunches the flesh and laughs at
As he grinds to dust between his
Our men. Oh Ood. but endless peace
"Oh glad our sacrifice of life
If this shall be the worlds last strife.
But write this message from the
So true the future's thirst 'twill qunec.h
For wsr. And then earth's millions
Will not in vain have fought and bled.
"Ves all th tragedy reveal.
Forget no horro. nor conceal
One item of the ghastly scene.
Tt earth review her judgrnent screen
That so mankind may be redeemed
And bring that peace by prophets
Mrs. F. T. Torter.
Henry Darling St. Helen died at
12:30 a. m. March 18 at the Salem
hospital. Five- hours previously he
had been operated on for perforation
of the Intestines. He was Bufferlne
from peritonitis as a result of bowel
trouble and his condition was virt
ually hopeless at the outset. His
sudden death after a brief Illness is
a great shock to his friends who are
legion. He was born at CIncinnattI,
Stockton s Big Closing Out Sale
Do you realize that most of the goods we are offering you, are LESS THAN PRESENT
WHOLESALE PRICES; even without our RADIANT REDUCTIONS, We are GIVING
YOU REDUCTIONS FROM THE OLD PRI CES, NOT REDUCTIONS FROM THE NEV
PRESENT HIGH PRICES. ' j. ' '
TOY NOW, BUY HERE AND SAVE MONEY
$1.75 value $1.49
We understand that
$1.75 is now less than
wholesale cost on
CLOSING OUT SALE OF
Net and Scrim
$6.00 CURTAINS . . . . . $3.75
$4,00 CURTAINS ... . . . $2.69
$2.00 CURTAINS . . . . . $1.69
$1.75 CURTAINS. .... .$1.39
Ohio, on April 11, 1860. His father
Edward St. Helen, fought bravely
throughout the Civil War," being in
the gieat battles ofShilo and Gettes
burg. His mother Christie Darling
St. Helen died when the father had
returned home on a brief furlough
and at that hour a tragedy of wa
came as the children Koger Henry
Darling and William were assigned
to sepaiate homes In the state Iht:
father not discovering them until
many long years after the war wax
over. On August 28, 1889 he wed
ded Elizabeth Irene Somervile at
Sclo, Ohio, and at once came west
living at Salem practlcaly all of these
succeeding yeaiy. For years he has
Cocoanut Oil Fine
For Washing Hair
If you want to keep your hair In
good condition, be careful what you
wash it with.
Most soaps and prepared shampoos
contain too much alkali. This dries
the scalp, makes the,hair brittle, and
is very harmful. Just plain mulsi
f led, cocoanut oil (which Is pure and
KreaSeless), is much better than the
most expensive soapor anything else
you can use for shirmpooine, as this
can't possibly injure the hair.
Simply, moisten our hair with
water and. rub it in. On or two
teaspoiVils will make an abun-j
dance of rich, creamy lather, and
cleanses the hair and scalp thor
oughly. The lather rinses out eas
ily, and removes every particle of
dust., dirt, dandruff and excessive
oil. The hair dries quickly and
evenly. t and it leaves it fine and
silky, 'bright, fluffy and easy to
You can get mnlsified cocoanut oil
at most any drug store. It is very
cheap, and a few ounces is enough
to last everyone in the family for
for Spring and
The slender Silhouette
still dominates but this is
sometimes relieved by
pleasing effects of sash
and girdle together with
tunics pleated or gather
ed, long or short, occa-
25c and up
been associated with William Chcr
rington of this city under the fitm
name of Cherrington & St. Helen
Piano Co., He is survived by bis
wife and one brother, Roger, and
numerous relations, who mourn, his
Handicapped from early growth by
defective eyesight and a frail phy
sical constitution motherless and
fatherless he fought life's battles
bravely and his friends who saw him
meet grim death with a smile on bit
lips know him as the bravest of men.
Not wealthy in this world goods but
rich In sterling unyielding honesty
and loyal friendship his life record
may wel be emulated by all men.
Born at the hour when the clouds
of war were darkest over his beloved
country his father a heroic and gal
lant defender of the nation he in
herited the very essence and spilt
of loyalty and love for the flag and
every hour preceding his untimely
death. Our present great struggle
for. liberty and justice was his con
stant theme. His mind and resour
ces1, were devoted to the winning of
the war. His loyalty and devotion to
the President and to his nation had
no limit. His one hope His one
ambition, peace with honor.- The
funeral services were held at Kig
don's Undertaking Parlors at 2 p. m.
yesterday and were largely attended.
Kev. FY T. Porter of the Christian
church officiated delivering an ad
dress of unusual merit 'and power.
The Christian church quartet sang
"Lead Me. Oh My Savior. Lead Mo"
and "Neaier My God To Thee." The
Artisan team performed the ceremon
ies at the grave and were present
in uniform during the ceremonies at
Rigdons Undertaking Parlors.
He rests at City View cemetery
and his good deeds and life record
will forever be remembered by we
who knew him best.
One way to assure no quarter to
the ka'.ser is to inve in thi ift
AN ECONOMICAL, DELIOHTfUL, LIGHT PLACE TO
SEND tSt)T3AUILOKi;nS-HI PAYPOSTACf
4t& State st
$1.49 and 59c
CORNER COURT AND
COM'L STREET, SALEM
Newport Citizens Want
Railroad Tracks Extended
The Newport Commercial club has
filed with the public service com
mission a complaint against the
Southern Pacific company, asking
that tha enmnanr lm ran til rod tn t. !
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tend its line from Yaquina' to New
port. The claim Is made that tie
extension Is necessary in the ship
ment of spruce airplane timber, for
other freight and for the conveni
ence of passengers. At present it ii
necessary for passengers to Newport
to transfer to boats St Yaquina.
sionally displaying the
use of sidedrapes.
): Materials favored are
Taffetas, Foulards, Serg
es, Garbardines, in Tan,
Gray, Blue and other
Spring shades. 1
j Goes Further
IJ Delicious Flavor Jj
Vacuurn PacJzed II