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The Oregon Statesman
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WHY BLAME THE GOVERNOR?
EffnHa eonthme throueh the medium of a portion of the press to
shift upon the shoulders of Governor Withycombe the blame for!
trouble! at the state penitentiary. This portion of the press always
has, does now, and always will attempt to saddle Mich blame uxm the
executive, being actuated by partisan and inspired motives.
As pointed out yesterday, Warden Murphy, whose regime will pass
into history Saturday, was handed on to the Governor from the
ttate board of control when the legislature changed control of that
institution from the board to the executive.
liut the legislature, in changing such control, left in the hands
of the board the right and duty to purchase all supplies for that
institution. How can the Governor logically be charged with the
sole culpability of extravagance in maintenance costs, when all sup
plies fall to the board to purchase!
As has been stated before, no particular blame attaches anywhere.
A por selection was made for a business head. When the selection
was found to be a poor one a change was made. The Governor could
not conscientiously turn Murphy out into the cold because of rising
costs until he had determined to his own satisfaction that Murphy
was to blame for them. Anyone who has paid grocery bills the past
two years knows that it costs 100 per cent more to live now than it
did two years ago. It was the Governor's' duty, and his self-appointed
task,! to determine whether Murphy was responsible for
the extraordinary expenses at the prison, or whether the circum
stances and exigencies of war with attendant high prices, were
responsible for the extra heavy overhead expense. He made the
investigation and the result was a change.
Murphy did his best, but he couldn't cut the mustard. The board
of control thought it picked a good man when it. picked Murphy.
The governor made an investigatibn and decided it hadn't.
The board buys the supplies, and on Murphy's own admission he
had stacked up in tire commissary $30,000 worth of supplies when
he quit, and there were practically none when he started. He pur
chased, evidently, $30,000 worth' of supplies during a period when
prices for supplies were higher than they have been since the Civil
War, and purchased them through the board of control.
Why blame the Governort!i V ; ! V '
Mejrely because those who ire Warning him jvill 'damn nira it he
does and damn him if he donVlf is a partisan, biased'ga'm?, actu
ated by spleen and bora of envy.
y.' , -
' The British fleet was at Elsinore yesterday, on its way to Kiel bay
and the Kiel canal, to attend to the balance of the German fleet.
Since Hamlet was at Elsinore, a good deal of water has run down
the Willamette river, and quite"alot of wetness has washed through
the Skagerrack and lheCattegat. In other words, time flies, and
also times change and men change, with them.
Now, for the berry boom.
i Hop you are still thankful.
Paris expects pease treaty by April
l. Make It April 11.
Poles accused of killing Jews In
Leiubcrg. There must be some pclei
with wooden head.
The end of the war Is bringing
record crowds of eastern visitor to
Los Angeles. This Is the playground
of th world.- Los Angeles Times.
The crnsorrhip veil ha- toVen lift
ed from the shipping news In the
papers. Tim means that the safety
of vessels at sea has been re-established.
It Is now solemnly announced that
food prices will drop as soon as the
demand ceases. In other words. It
will happen when the law of supply
and demand erases to function.
The Jitney republics In South and
Central America may talk and shout
as boisterously as they may. But
thejr would better keep their guns
out of sight. The world has had
LBough un play for a thousand
years, but there is plenty of hemp
for any bumptious fellow In author
ity anywhere who "starts" anything.
or some one of the great cities ho
ha bought the country rklv in his
little home town near Detroit and
will strive to build it up Into a fam
ily paper of national circulation.
Henry rays he has ideas. lie has.
He has built an automobile engine
and he has tstd the gasoline-producing
capacity of two continents:
but whether the same line of cre
ative Ideas ran produce a family
'newspaper, that will arouse three
cheery in every American home is a
matter for the future to decide.
Henry says he is tirod of having his
ifdeas garbled or misinterpreted.
Therefore he will have his own pa
per. If be interviews himself he can
not blame It on the reporter. Wheth
er t'ae people are a. earer for hjs
views as he thinks they are the busi
ness office may be called upon to
decide. He should not be too harsh
a critic of other papers, however.
They have materially assisted his
own efforts and made his name a
household word, without which his
new standing as a world-wide editor
would be Impossible, nut he is not
going to get out the paper all by
himself. Incidentally he has ac
quired the services of a staff of
trained newspaper men and, under
his efficient molding, there m.iy de
velop a public opinion mill that will
work as splendidly as his own mag
nificent buzz-wagon plant. If he
can arrange with his factory to stat
the paper to every Ford owner he
will begin with a subscription list
that would make any publisher
bloom with delight.
I BITS FOR BREAKFAST t
This Is the morning after.
Bill Hohenzollern will likely have
to stand trial for his crimes.
Chile and Peru ought to get a
warning from Versailles.
Next week will be conservation
week In the United States.
We are reminded that we must
still save, in order to help feed 300,
000,600 In Europe.
The draft boards are not to aid
In demobilization. They have done
The Mooney case Is postponed, and
It will continue to make trouble.
. S S
Members of the various draft
boards must have accumulated a lot
of Information about their neighbors
What as amount of biographical ma
terial they gathered.
Among the men In thU community
who performed a patriotic and, ' in
some' instances, a thankless service,
were the members of the various lo
cal exemption boards. With their
retirement fiom the stage of action,
this ruuch ought to be said to their
credit. The .government depended
upon them for the execution of the
selective service law, and In no In
stance did they fail to carry out the
high standard of splendid work that
Vic community had a right to expect
of them. They should be gratefully
remembered by the people.
Of course, all restrictions ought! Another Industry which seems to
to be taken off concerning building la ,nc the whistles blew is tliat
wooden ships on foreign account.
And will be. America will need all
the opportunities possible for the
employment of labor. . (
It Is announced that Mrs. Wilson
Is having the cabin of the transport
that Is to carry the president and
herself to Europe suitably decorated.
Someone suggests that In honor of
the ex-kaiser blue, ought to be the
predominating color scheme.
Both England and France are de
manding that William Hohenzollern,
better-known as the ex-kalser, be
extradited from Holland. How would
It do Ho take him out and hang him
and discuss the diplomatic aspect
afterward? That would be the Ger
man way of doing it. Los Angeles
- ' rfTTTKK DATE.
Nov.-21, Thursday -Thanksgvlnr day.
December 1, Sunday -Elks Memorial
protrram at Grand Onera hnuu
.December, data not aet Fifth annual
at nrm i;iunw irrn fhow
December S, TuesdayMemorial i
nonor-'Oi justice tr. A. Moore at su-
pr em. -court nuiiaing.
- December IS Pacific International
ZJveatock show. Portland.
December Z. -Wednesday. Chrlittni
Uecemnr 23 to ZS Christina, holi
days to Salem schools.
of knitting sweaters in public. Do
the knitters knit as of yore? Nit!
Four Thousand. Dollar
Salary Not Retroactive
It was allowable under the law
for the state board of health, oa Oc
tober 17. 1914. to Increase the sal
ary of Dr. It. E. I Holt. Its fccre
tary. and who Is state health officer,
to $4000 a year, bit the board did
not have a right to make the increas
ed salary retractive. . An attempt
was made to make the salary retro
active to Septeraper. 1917, when a
claim for back salary was submitted
to Secretary of State Oleott. Mr.
Olcott referred the claim to the at
torney general, asking if the claim
were valid. Mr. Brown replies In
"The vouebcts on file in the offlc
of the secretary of state." says the
opinion, "show that for the months
of September, October and Novem
ber, .1917, the ralary of Dr. Holt, ai
fixed, approved and certified to the
secretary of state, was $250 per
month. For the period Inclusive
from December 1. 1917 to Septem
ber SO. 1918. the vouchers show the
salary of Dr. Holt, the state health
officer, to have been fixed, approved
ana certmed for the unm of f .100
month. During the period referred
to, the salary of the secretary of Ue
state board of health was annroved
and cettified by the state health
board to the secretary of state, and
duly paid by the stale, which nar-
ment fully satisfied and cancelled the
state s obligation to the secretary. I
find from the minutes of the state
health board that he salarr of he
secretary and state health officer
was, on the 17th of October. 191S.
nxea in tne sum of $4000 per annum
and It was attempted -to make the
salary retroactive. The law author
izes the state board of health to fix
the salary of the secretary, but when
it is once fixed and the salarr h.
been paid, its power Is exhausted."
THK CXHJK LADY.
There were over six thousand lady
cooks and waitresses In the English
army when the whistle blew to quit.
The Introduction of women cooks at
one of the officer's camps reduced
the mess charge from C5 to Z cents
a day and the officers didn't go on
a hunger strike, either.
Possibly, tncle Sam could have
saved a few billion dollars at meal
time if a lot of thrifty French wo
men had been setting- table Instead
of the chef from the Astoria. And
the boys would have liked it, at that
When It comes to plain cooking, a
plain woman is a handy thing to
have around the place.
A JITNEY JOURNALIST.
fHenrT Ford havtai'tnafie his mil
lions will spend them after the man
ner of numbers f -the impressiona
ble rich. He will have, a newspaper
of his veriest own. But he Is going
FORINDUSTRY Bond Issues Under $100,000
Not to Be Submitted to
Greater freedom in the Issuance
of securities la allowed by modifi
cations of the policy of the capital
Issues committee, 'Immediately ef.
ftftive. as explained in a statement
sont out by the district committee
on capital Is ties for the twelfth fed
eral reserve district, of which John
Perrin of San Francieco Is chairman.
Greater leeway in construction pro
jects Is allowed rnd Issues of $100,
000 or less are not to be passed on by
either the capital issues committee or
the district committee. A copy of
the statement has been received by
Corpoiation Commissioner II. J.
"In view of the changed conditions
abroad." the statement says, "the
capital lssuei committee has voted
that hereafter, where material and
labor are available. Issues for Im
provements of highways, for build
ing schools, hospitals, water, sewer
are. drainage and irrigation systems
and for Improvement of fire and po
lice protection will receive favorable
consideration to industrial ana pub
lic utility Issues where the Improve
ments contemplated are compatible
w!yi readjustment to a peace basis.
"The cmital Issues comlttee has
also voted that hereafter neither it
uor the dstrlct committee should
coniider or pass upon an Issue of
securities the aggregate value of
which Issue and any other security
issued by the same principal since
April 5 Is not la excess of $100,000.
"This means that the Jurisdiction
of capital Issues will extend over all
Issues of securities of whatever na
ture In excess of $100,000 and not
over Issues of $100,000 or less, ex
cept when such smaller Issues ;u
the securities Issued by the same
principal lnce April Z are In execs
"For examnle .If a new Isue Is
for say $15,000 and previous Issues
since April S were $90,000 the cap
ital issues committee would take Jur
isdiction, the aggregates of the two
amounts being In exen of $103,000
If. on the other hat.1. th previous
Isrues since April S were only $8y.
000 the capital Inane commit
would not take Jurisdiction, the ag
gregate of the two amounts net be
ing In excess of $100,000.
FEW CENTS DESTROYS
YOUR DANDRUFF AND
STOPS FALLING HAIR
Save roar hair! Make It
wavy and beautiful
Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy
nair is mute evidence of a neglected
scalo; of dandruff that awfnl scurf.
There Is nothing so destructive to
the hair as dandruff. It robs the
nair of its luster. Us strength and
Its very life: eventually Droduclnr a
reverisbness and Itching of the scalp,
which If not remedied causes the hair
roots to snrink. loosen and die then
the hair falls out fast. A little Dan-
dertne tonight now any tlm
will surely save your hair.
Get a small bottle or Knowlton'a
Danderine from any drug store or
touet counter, and after the first
application your nair win take on
that life, luster and luxuriance which
is so beautiful. It will become wavy
and fluffy and have the appearance
of abundance, an incomparable gloss
and softness: but what will please
yon most will be after Just a few
use. when you will
at it more sensibly than most of his I w" , ue; w,nen Jou wm actually
- - - - - I Int rt fine Hnrn.
Inetasit n inHiliniT I " " " J UT
b 1 - hair growing all over the scalp
AND POST TIF
Vancouver Barracks Football
Teun Evenly -Matched 'v
The Chemawa Indian school tesm
and the Post hospital team from Van
couver barracks battled to a 0 to C
score yesterday afternoon at Che
mawa. The ground was In fine con
dition for. fast work but the team'
were so evenlv matched that th'
greater part of the game was fouch'
out In the center of the field, neither
side being able to make yardage con
sistently enough to ret within strik
Ing distance. Very little open work
was indulged In. each side romplet
in but one forward pass ip'fe.
Fay Rice, playing tackle for th
post team, hsd his hsnds full takln?
care of the former Carlisle nan
Hauser. but managed to hold hla owr
creditably. Stratton and Urines ton.
'laying left half Srd fii'l back. wer
the greatest ground gnlnrrs fr-r the
visitors, while Mast at quarter pu
up a gritty game, playing to almos
the end. even after In luring fiis knee
The contest was clean from staH
to finish, all penalties being for off
side plays. C. V. Dent acted as ref
eree and Cole aa umpire.
Heavy Gains' Are Shown
By Banks in This State
To.-l resources of all banks and
Bottle for Corns!
There's Only One Genuine "Corn-
I'eeler" That's 'XX-IU"
.Ever Peel a banana? That' the war
Uete-it" peels off corns. Jt's the onl
corn treatment that wllL "Oets-If I
a guarantee that you won't flnall
An International Service Built
on Tiny Profits Per Pound
Some industries have been able to get th step with war demands
more quickly than others.
In many cases mighty plants have sprung up but at a prodig
The packing industry was able to adapt itself to unheard of
demands more quickly, perhaps, than any other industry. And this
was because the vast equipment of packing- plants, refrigerator cars,
branch houses, etc., had been gradually developed to its present state of
efficiency, so that in the crucial hour It became a mighty international
system for war service.
And how had this development taken place ? .
Not by making vast inroads into the capital wealth of the country,
but largely by using, from year to year, a portion of the profits, to pro
vide for expansion.
Swift & Company's profits have always been so tiny, compared
with sales, that they have had practically no effect on the price of
meat, (amounting to only a fraction of a cent per pound).
And yet the owners of the business have been content with
reasonable returns on their capital, and have been able, year after year,
to put part of the profits back into the business to provide for its
These tractions of tiny profits have been repaid to the public many
fold in the form of better service, and better and cheaper meat, and
made it possible for Swift & Company to meet, undaunted; the sud
den cry for meat for overseas.
Could any other method of financing a vital industry involve less
hardship to the people of the country ? Could there be a better imtanra
of true "profit-sharing than this return In added usefulness and in
Keep Your Pledge
Make Good for Oar
Swift & Company,
U.S. A. .
Wa Mot. Cmm tm Cera at Crr ataa fWw I
have to sou-, pick. Jerk or eut out
your eorna. If jou want th. pw-aur.
of setting rid of a rorn. be aur. to
Ket "tleta It." It la Ita wonderful for
mula that haa mad. "iets-It the enrtt
marvel that it la. ued by mora mil
lion, than any other corn treatment
on earth. A few dropa on any eorn or
rallua. that a all. It can't atlck. It
la painlesa. earea pain. You can kick
your "corny" feet around, even in
tlrht ahoa. and your corna won't cru
cify you. Tou can r ahead and work,
dance, litre, love and laugh aa thouch
"ieta-It. tb. g-uaranteed. monr).
back corn-remover, th. only sur. -way.
coata but a trifl. at any druc etor.
MTd by E. Lawrence Co, Chicago.
Ill, and aold In Raiem and recommend
ed aa the world heat corn remedy by
i. C. Terry. D. J. fry.
ruit companies In Oregon show an
Increase of H0.10.7I7.7i tot.i
poaits sn Incresse of t27.422.92S. 04
ana unoii oepotlta sn Increase of
$3,047,613.57 for the last 12 montha.
ccordInj; to a statement lamed by
Will II. Dennett, state superlnten
lent of banks, on a ha.la f ik. -.n
of November 1 and raourcei totaled
Fuel Administration Did Not
Authorize Refusal to
Sell to Dealers
Portland. Or- Not. 2. That oil
-ompanlee were not Justified lo their
recent action of refaalnx to sell gas
oline and distillate to garage unless
the dealer agreed not to fell from
p. m. to C s. m. and on Sundays,
claiming authority from the fuel ad
ministration for so doinc. Is the de
cision rendered by the oil division
of the United States fuel administra
tors to which Fuel Administrator
Fred J. Holmes submitted the mat
ter N. n. Heecher. council for the oil
division said In a letter to Mr
Holmes, dated November 21:
"We think yoa position Is entirely
vrrect. that In view of the fact that
no order with respect to closing haa
been Issued by the fuel administra
tion, distributors were free to eom-
.7 ,w,th th rnt of the federsl
oil director for the Pcifle coast, the
Paclfio Coast Petroleum War service
committee and the Oregon state
council ef national defense, or not.
as they saw fit and that the oil com
panies were not Jutlfled In refusing
to aell to those who failed to comply
with the request upon the repreaen-
ation that they were acting tinder
air directions of the fuel administra
tion or the Pacific coas; petroleum
war service committee.
SALTlXa TIIE COWS.
Each dairy cow should have one
ounce of salt every day. It should be
furnished her by means of rock salt
Placed la a box In the barn yard or
elsewhere about the pasture, so that
he can help herself at any time,
riaclnc salt la her feed Is wrong.
STATESMAN CLASSIFIED ADS-ONE CENT A W0R3
THE SAW OF THE SHIRT
A aaw-rnlcrcJ collar or ruff or a M-n'nVl.! .v ..!
t Y rn mUch. K.1 tnt. hut if. juat enough
to ruffle man', disposition-ami att off the fire
GET PERFECT LAUNDERING
.leHn ?UWeri rile mK f your ban
nering u done here.
err?.n1Ur hP'r' nw,k l'nJ ironer ml other tnoJ
V?lMtct lnur I'! work-they also VnUng
KALL OUR CAR
Salem Laundry Co.
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