Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (March 27, 1920)
THE OltECOX STATESMAN: RATl ltKAV, MAWII 27, 1020.
The Oregon Statesman
Issued Dally Except Monday by
THE STATESMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
21S S. Commercial St, Salem, Oregon
Let Us Fit
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for rennblleatlon
of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper
ana aiso tne local newt published herein.
HENRY L MORRIS
305 State Street
IXII I'MAX SOVIKTISM.
R. J. Hendricks.
Btephen A. Stone. ................
Ralph Glover. r. . .
Three years have now elapsed
Managing Editor! since the government of the czars in
.Cashier Russia was overthrown: and for two
...Manager Job Dept.
DAILY STATESMAN, served by carrier in Salem and suburbs, IS cents a
week, BO cents a month. -DAILY
STATESMAN, by mall; f 6 & year; $3 for six months; 60 cents a
month. For three months or more, paid In advance, at rate of $5 year.
CTIIE PACIFIC HOMESTEAD, the great western weekly farm paper, will
be sent a year to any one paying a year in advance to the Dally
SUNDAY STATESMAN, $1 a year? SO cents for six months; 2S cents lor of tne wrlti constitution discloses
j ears the Bolshevik party has been
in power, governing under what Is
known as a soviet constitution. The
Kussian leaders assert that it is a
Republican form of government and
the sovereign power resides In the
whole people. But an examination
WEEKLY STATESMAN, issued In two six-page sections, Tuesdays and
that the Kussian governmental in-
Fridays. $1 a year (It not paid In advance, $1.28); Id cents for six stitutlons are neither Republican
months; 2S cents for three months.
Business" Orf Ice. 23.
Circulation Department, 583.
Job Department, 683.
Entered at the Postoflice in Salem, Oregon, as second class matter.
FRANK DAVEY WANTS TOM KAY TO RUN
nor Democratic In form and those
who exercise the limited suffrage
permitted by the constitution can
not vote for any officer higher than
what is termed, in this country a city
councilman or a county commission
Further, no person in possession
of any form of property or employ
ing others in any capacity is per
mitted to vote at all. If the sdvlet
institutions were applied to thli
country all those persons who pur-
"I have finally decided I shall not te a candidate for the leg
islature this vear." said Frank Davev vesterdav. "but I aui very
thankful to the many friends from all parts of the county who cha8ed llberi bonds would be dis-
h v thA aAvaa T f Antirelv BfltifiAl their 1 rancnisea ior me consxuuuon
exDressions were sincere. Ucon mature consideration, however. I Pecifically provides that every hold
concluded that my private business would not permit me in justice er of "locks or bonds in any form
to myself to eo into tolitics this year. na be disqualified from voting.
"I am greatly pleased, though, to note the possibility that n,T the slackers would be perrait-
Tnos. II. Kay may consent to go to the legislature, lie is of the iea
class of men that should represent Marion county. This county should Under the soviet constitution no
send men who know the state and its needs, who comprehend the! citizen of Russia can own his or her
larger things in state government, who have the ability and the home, and the estate of every de
courage to stand for principles and for business methods. Now, get I ceased person passes to the state
another of the Tom Kay stripe -from Salem, then take a somewhat I There is no incentive for husband
similar man from the north end, one from the eastern part and one I and father to attempt, through in
from the southern part of the county, and you will have a delegation dustry and frugality, to provide
that can accomplish something worth while. Then stand back of I something for his widow and minor
thera, stop throwing bricks at their heads, and give them some pride children after his death. As soon
In their positions. as he has passed the state takes pos
session of his property. His wife
is a pauper and bis children are pub
Such Inhuman legislation is Incon
ceivable to a western intellect, but
it is the letter of the soviet const!
idated mines, and where are their headquarters t Also are the mines authorf h .ammed the soviet move-
pemg worsrea Dy me company, aireci or are tney leaseai
. Are either of the above mines smelting any ore at present?
A. R. V.
Salem, Or-March 25, 1920.
(The information sought for was contained in the Salem Slogan!
issue of The Statesman on Mining ; the issue of March 4. The prin
cipal active mining companies of the Santiam region at present are j
the Lotz-Larsen Mining Co., with headquarters at Gates, Oregon, and
the Silver King' Mining Cd;, with its principal office in the Gerlinger
buildingPortland, but with a Salem representative, C. Chappell, at
Hotel Bligh, and their mine at Elkhorn. Both of these companies are
working rapidly to the point of treating ores and shipping them to
the Tacoma smelter. There are several other Santiam properties
whose owners are likely to be active in the very near future. Ed.)
j ABOUT THE SANTIAM MINES
-',. Some time ago I read quite an interesting artiele in The States
man in regard to the mining industry in the Santiam district. Would
like to know ifyou could give me some information through "The
btatesman " in regard to the same?
Who are the officers of the Black Eagle and the Copper Consol-
. Another thing, have you ever stopped to think that the debts you
are now piling up to buy stuff worth fifty cents on a dollar will later
on have to be paid with dollars worth just one hundred cents?
They are having quick changes in
Germany. A new cabinet a day now.
Tell the w orld through The States
man what you know about broccoli.
It Is mighty important.
The Turkish press says the allies
must not strip the Turks. That
would afford an opportunity for a
prices.' However, it must be said
to the credit of A. Mitch that he
That unprecedented freeze In In
diana was no doubt caused by the
tumor that Thomas Riley Marshall
expected to make the race tor the
United States senate.
The president of the Chinese re
public has resigned.' He possibly
asked the Chinese to elect a con
gress to his liking and they refused.
It is officially announced that the
slogan of Attorney General A. Mitch
ell Palmer for the presidency will
not be: "He kept us out of high
March ST. Saturday Intercollegiate
debate, Willamette vs. College ox 1'u
March II. Sunday Hayesvllle dis
trict Sunday school convention at Ja
son Lea Methodist church.
March 1. Monday "Save money on
meat week" begins.
March 10. Tuesday Queen of Hearts
musical; benefit hospital. Moose hall,
s b. m
April 1, Thursday Marion County
Veterans' association meets s.i how
A or II 4. Sunday Easter.
- AuHl it. Saturday Debate between
Willamette university and College of
Aorll IS. Friday Debate between
Willamette university and Pacific uni
Aoril 10. TYldar Debate between
Willamette university and McMtnnville
May 14. Friday Debate between
Willamette university and Oregon Ag
April 11. Hunday (Tentative) Bios
lom dav In Salem.
April 11. Sunday Baseball. Salem Sen
tan vs. Mooselaw.
April 30 and May 1 "Awakening of
Rpring" pageant Opera House, hospital
May 11. Tuesday Intercollegiate de-4
Date. Willamette vs. j. a- .
. May 14 and 15 Nineteenth annual
convention of Oregon State Association
Of Master Plumbers, in Salem.
May i. Wednesday William How
' ard Taft speaks at armory.
June 14 to 17 Officers' schools for
Oregon National Guard at Vancouver
and Fort Stevens.
June IS and SO National gypsy
tour motorcycle events in Salem.
July to SO Annual encampment of
Oregon national Guard. Infantry and
engineers at Camp Lewis, artillery at
June SI, SJ and 14 Imperial conclave
of Mystic Shrine In Portland.
June IJ. Wednesday Imperial eon
clave of Mystic Shrine to visit Salem.
'festival. ni ,'PortInI Hose
v.l,2?n ValeS ,4UU Elk' c-
stat. fair, October t-pregon
Remember some years ago when
then Wood row Wilson wrote an ar
ticle in . the Independent emphasis
ing the danger of secrecy in govern
mental affairs He ought to get
together with himself.
The anti-Bryan Democrats of Ne
braska have asked Senator Hitch
cock to make the race for president.
but the Commoner will see to It that
that tire is soon flattened out.
ment up in a single sentence when
he writes that "sovietism is the re
volt of the inefficient." It is the
enemy of Industry and the assassin
of thrift. 6ovietism builds nothing;
It destroys everything. Stewart Ed
ward White, another weir known
author, says: "The exact opposite
of Bolshevism is Americanism. The
two are incapable of occupying the
same place at the same time. Amer-
icansim is a constructive force, and
Bolshevism is a destructive force."
Only a people who are Ignorant
of the very rudiments of free gov
ernment would consent to be en
slaved by such institutions. The old
Anglo-Saxon declaration of rights
which makes every men's house his
castle, is discarded; and in its place
the principle is promulgated that no
man has a right to privacy in any
form. Home life is manifestly Im
possible where there can be no own
ership or permanent occupancy of
a home. But. the Bolshevlkl assert
that home life is a breeder of patri
otism, and that patriotism Is the be
setting sin of the modern world.
How strange that kind of argu
ment sounds to Americaan ears!
But It must be remembered that the
average Russian has no conception
of the term patriotism as it is in
terpreted in America. He has been
enslaved by despotic tyranny for
centuries. He hss had no voice In
the creation of the institutions by
which he has been governed, and
he has no respect for government un
der any form. To get the Russian
point of view one must divest his
mind of all knowledge of govern
mental hIMory since the Magna
Charta was written. Iluxaian civili
zation baa not yet reached that
Such a statement may sound ex
travagant, but the surprise will
quickly pass if one will oevote a few
minutes' thought to the written text
of the soviet constitution. Under
that constitution the Rusnlan people
can take part iu but occ election.
The workmen in the cities and the
peasants in the country are permit
ted to vote by craft tor a soviet com
mittee. That committee adminis
ters the local municipal or county
government and elects deputies to
a provincial soviet similar to our
state. That soviet governs the prov
ince and elects delegates to a re
gional soviet, which means a group
of states. The regional soviet elects
delegates to the national soviet or
assembly, something similar to our
congress. The national soviet elects
a committee of 200 to select the pre
mier or chief ruler of the country
State and federal elections are un
Can you imagine a people possess
ing even the rudiments of knowledge
of free government establishing in
stitutions in which the elector is so
many times removed from the su
preme power? And keep in mind
that no one possessing property or
employing assistants in any business
is permitted to vote at all. Within
the last ten years the American peo
ple amended the federal constitu
tion cutting out the restriction that
prevented them from voting directly
for United states senators. Imagine
a government under which tne mn
nicipal or county election is the only
one in which the people are permit
ted to participate and you have
glimpse of what soviet government
means. Only a people who have
never before voted would consent to
such limited franchise.
Naive in the extreme is the Rus
sian argument for disfranchising all
persons who possess property or em
ploy help in any form. They argue
that a property owner Is prejudiced
and that he will not cast a disinter
ested vote. Only those who possess
nothing are disinterested. So they
alone should be Intrusted with the
If one will turn back to the his
tory of forms of government pro
posed before the Msgna Charta they
will find instances of similar stu
pidity and ignorance among llliter
Socrates was compelled to com
bat like follies proposed by the an
dent Greek sophists.
But education swept tbem away
from the peoples of western Europe
more than TOO years ago; and the
early settlers of this country were
sufficiently enlightened that such
fallacies were never voiced here-
until the Bolshevlkl came with their
attempt to turn back the wheels of
progress 2C00 years.
In the soviet constitution there is
a perceptible mingling of ignorance
and guile. The soviet government
idea originated In the cities. The
constitution provides that there shall
be one member of the all-Rnsslan
congress of Soviets for each 25,000
voters In a municipality, and for
each 125.000 voters In the country
The electors cannot vote for them
directly, but that is the bssis of
representation. If the peasants had
been permitted to vote on the adop
tion of the constitution, and its
meaning had been explained to them.
it would, of course, not have been
adopted. But the constitution wss
promulgated by soviet decree, not
sccepted b popular vote.
CHOPPING OFF ANOTHER CHUNK
ill In lliA01 V f' '
The vagaries of our foreign ex
change are Illustrated by the asser
tion that It is possible to take f 400
In Americsn gold, exchange It for
French francs snd then carry It
over the line Into Germany and bay
a 4 0.000-niark automoLlle. Until
everybody goes to work and starts
debt-psylng. Europesn flnsnce will
need a staballzer.
WORKERS TO WORK.
The Russian government what
there is of it is arranging a con
scription plan for workers by which
men will be enrolled as In the army
and then be assigned to work where
they are moil needed.
They are expected to put In 10 or
12 hours a dsy, at that. How would
the sovieters like that In America?
of her future mother-in-law for 20
days grinding meal, very much after
the fashion that Jacob of old served
1 4 years for Rachel. The poor youth
In the meanwhile does not sit Idly
by. but weaves her wedding gar
ments. National Geographic Soci
BITS FOR BREAKFAST j
Jimham Lewis has just concluded
a tour of the country and has ex
pressed the opinion that by the time
June rolls around almost everybody
In the United States will be a candi
date for the presidency. But Lewis
has been mistaken on so many occa
UFT OFF CORNS!
Drop Freexona on touchy
corn, then lift that corn
off with fingers
Homer S. Cummings. chairman of 1
the Democratic national committee.
is glllivanting around the country
trying to pump air into the cold
corpse of Democracy. At Louisville.
Ky., he made the statement that the
war was the cleanest ever fought In
the history of civilization. It is evi
dent that this Connecticut Yankee
is not a close reader of the papers.
He ought to know better everybody i
A hot time in old Dover town, the
capital of Delaware. The suffrage
forces have filled every vacant space
and are bearing down on the legis
lature with a demand that that body
put the final touch to equal suffrage
in this country by making the Dia
mond state the 36th to ratify. They
are calling the antis the red-noses.
Both party organizations have en
dorsed their demand; but the Dem
ocrats in the legislature are so tar
all against the amendment.
LEAP YEAR IX HOI'I LAXD.
The women of no race possess
more freedom in the choice of their
husbands than the Hop! Indians of
Arizona. A maiden does not woo
the man of her choice, but simply
and forcibly states her proposition
to his mother without any encour
agement on his part. Her only pre
liminary proceeding Is to do her hair
in two gigantic whorls, one over
each ear. This Is her announce
ment that sbe Is going a-coartlng
These peculiar knots are Intended U
represent the blossoms of a squash
vine, symbol of virginity, bat to
those untutored in their meaning
they resemble huge doer knobs set
at a rather violent angle. When
some debutantes thus announce that
they are "out on the trail" It Is said
that as many as six or eight of the
eligible young men of the tribe liter
slly take to the woods.
After this aggressive young lsdy
has selected her victim and his
mother has agreed that he shall be
sacrificed, she serves la the hou
Wood earriea New Mexico.
if this thing keeps up. he will ere
long be out of the woods.
Readers of The Statesman will re
member the showing of the re mark s
bl growth that Is taking ptare in
this eountfy la the milk goat Indus
try. In the Salem slogan Issue n
Well, a member of The Statesman
force waa on the rails City train
one day this week, and be noticed a
crate containing two milk goats.
shipped by Albert Teal of Falls City,
who Is the largest breeder In this
section of milk grtats of the Tog feu-
burg type. The Statesman man was
Interested, and he read the shipping
tag. and found that the aaaales were
being taken to a Portland million
aire, who name Is well knows to
all people ef Oregon sko tee4 ew
Goats milk as was related la t
Issue mentioned above. Is seHisg st
le cents a quart ta Portland. as4
ther Is not eaosca to ty tie
demand from hospitals and fsavCie
who have yoesg children.
There are a few tklsgs that na
ture and the hot water la I'.ot
ftprlac rant da. Dt they ran stale
a red-headed woman out of a Was
llfsl blonde bertly after the heac
tlful blonde geta married.
Dr. Ed wards' Olire Tablets Get
at lias C3use and fesTxyrti:
Vr. LVS-ardi' Xv Taints. C
scbMituxe trr aimti, art rnt?T co li
bowels arvj rosjtivviy to the sverfc.
Ptcrie f.rterl t3 hrraih tsti
Crack rrLrf Ihrovrh talrrj iML
I. E4nrii' Olrre 7attv are a
vrsrtabse ccnvcagj mi ml with ee-re
ciL Thryart gesxir tvt trsiyoaOe
bowtii aad trvrr. stmulitsx thro O
xatsral action drcre C tyr. aad
Pxtfyc5 12 entire rjitm. Thry d
that hih calnrrxl for. wJaxtt y ex
tre tad after effects. Talc cm or two
retry eight kx m wrk rr3 uxm Mm
tCttx. 13c asd ZJc a boa
The UuTtTii Electric
Will llfht all your troOllcc
eliminate all dacftr of fire
and pives yem tsort Ug-t
right where yoa want it, fcp-erate-s
an eleetrie iron, waii
tng machine, ptxsp, ete.
20-light Plant tmCD
Wlight riant $477.50
T. C WOOD, Deiler
1C2 No. Commercial Stmt
Doesn't hurt n.bitr Drop a little
Freezone on an aching corn. Instant
ly that corn stops hurting, then you
lift It right out. Yes, magic! So
A tiny bottle of Freezone costs
but a few cents at any drug) store.
out is surricient to remove every
bard corn, soft corn, or corn be
tween the toes, and the calluses, I
without soreness or irritation.
Freezone is the sentational dis
covery of a Cincinnati genius, it Is
THE UNITED STATES IN PROPHECY
na i i iii in mi i n 1 1 waMamcnmammiamiMKaBMBnmmamammmmimmBmmmammaaamBCBK0i
The Rise, Progress and Destiny of Our Own Nation Revealed in the Bible
As Ood hag dealt with the Great World Empire Babylon, Meda-Percia, Grvcia, aad Ernf,
making them tubject of Bible Prophecy, to aviso fcxa He dealt with our Co us try. Ill bia
ning and the time of it, and the peculiar manner In which this cation began iu eireer, asi
the two Great Fundamental Principle Civil and Eeliioua Liberty which have been it
very Life and Greatness, together with Its Fnture Destiny, axe clearly set forth la ore of ti
Bible's wonderful prophecies.
Another Great Sermon Study
Evangelist A. R. Bell
Tomorrow Ereninj 7:30
S. D. A. Church, N. 5th St and Gaines Ave.
Come and Bring a Friend Take North Commercial Car
r , " t