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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON.
SATURDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 20. 1920
l)c gjjfrjeflxrn Statesman
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tries. The campaign. is attracting
wider and wider attention and.
we believe, doing more and more
good. If you are an apple fan.
please make It known by Mon-
day if possible, and not later than
Cox is coon to make a trip east,
but we have it from good author
ity that he will not stop at Ro
chester. N. Y.. to place a flower
on the grave of Susan B. Anth
ony. The campaign Is over.
Business Office, 23.
Circulation Department. 583.
Job Department, 583.
Society Editor 106.
Entered at the Postoffice in Salem, Oregon, as second class matter
Since the recent election all
ports of reasons have been given
for the result. 7 Many things con
tributed, but not the least -of the
reasons was the determination of
the people to get rid of Demo
cratic mismanagement of affairs.
That seemed to be enough.
GENERAL ALVARO OBREGON ON WAR
: 'l ' : y i
f- "War is savagery broken loose, and if civiliza
tion is to endure, it must be eliminated as a meas
, ure for composing international quarrels and har- -monizing
international interests." I
The above are the words of General Alvaro Obregon,
. who ha? been elected President of Mexico, and who is to take
his seat in a few days. j . , j , - .
Tti ho Krht nf thf nasi picrht vears: ves. m the light of
the past 50 years and more, they seem strange words, in the
mouth of a man who has been a reDel general ana sno nas
fnr voars hppn hnnted and has foueht acrainst odds and dan
gers innumerable for a principle; for honesty and decency and
the aauare deal in srovernment 1
Strange words in the mouth of any Mexican, as Mexicans
in general are regarded the world oyer.
. But they are weighty words, spoken by the strongest
man in Mexico, who is now the popular idol in that country.
They are words worthy of the leader of any people, and
as well chosen as the words of the greatest statesmen
And spoken, too, by a man who?has been accused of ex
treme cruelty and the use of the bloodiest and most high
' handed methods; but used in extreme necessity, as it is now
seen, in order to restore and maintain order
Some bad deeds performed in order to accomplish great
and perhaps lasting good, i .
Obregon will be the only honest idealist who has ever
ruled Mexico, excepting Madero, who was murdered by Huer
ta because he was only an idealist. J"
Obregon is both an idealist and a man with a strong will
and a determination to have order, even though harsh meth
ods may be necessary in order to attain that end.
Obregon may not succeed, for Mexico is full of jealous
fnd treacherous leaders, and honeycombed with desperate
outUws without the least spark "of patriotism.
But if he does not succeed, if his so far; charmed life is
spared, no one can succeed in bringing order and justice and
tranquility out of the chaos that has been Mexico.
p If there are any objections to a plan of ai Salem port for
the purpose of securing a great public cold-storage plant, let
us hear it. If not a port, perhaps the city itself may be em
powered by a vote of the people to issue the' bonds and con
struct the plant. This great fruit district is flying in the
face of fate every day that this project is delayed.
Flights across the Atlantic in less than 24 hours "within
the next five or 10 years" are predicted by Anthony H. G.
Fokker, the young Dutch.inventor of Germanjrs famous pur-
i suit plane. Who will have the hardihood to say impossible?
Work, the square deal and in
dustrial peace will bring America
through the period of reconstruc
tion with all flags flying. There
must be a getting back to 'nor
malcy." and the high costs of
government! must be cut to the
standard of efficiency, and s the
profiteers of highland low de
gree must get theirs; but alt this
dees not necessarily mean star
vation prices for the products of
the farm or starvation wages for
the men who do the work of the
country. Getting back to nor
mal does not mean bread lines
and bankruptcy Congress !has
its work cut out for it; and there
should be fast work in some par
ticulars, like the enactment of
a protective tariff law. But there
are no insurmountable obstacles,
with' (the exercise of common
sense according to the rules of
honesty and fairness, in a land
of such abundant Resources as
the United States.
team work and make morevlgor
ous their co-operation, and they
will write a record of progresa
that will be the admiring wonder
of the whole world.
THE CLEVELAND WAY.
There Is an uneasiness In the
swivel chairs at Washington.
.With a Republican majority of
150 members in the house, con
dition there appear to have now
reached a stage of normalcy.
-There is this to be said about
the man who at the steering
wheel of an . automobile tries to
beat a railway train at the cross
ing he usually tries it but once.
may be more equably distributed
and the load lifted a bit. if it is
possible, in view of the misman
agement of the Wilson adminis
Possibly one of the first tasks
of the' new Harding administra
tion, when it comes into power
next March, will be to reform the
tax laws. " This is a thing, very
rear to the heart of the people
of America. They believe some
method ought to be inaugurated
by which the burdens of taxation
Don't get the idea that Salem
has only 52 strings to her bow,
because of the Salem slogan cam
paign of The Statesman devoted
to her 52 most important basic
industries, covering a year, a
week apart. Yesterday, inquiry
was made at this office concern
ing information on the currant
industry. And. chestnut culture
was also up for discussion yes
terday. These will be taken up
in the present campaign, along
with other subjects. Never a day
passes without the sale of a nam
ber of the Salem slogan issues
covering the various basic Indus-
Big Event Is on
of High Grade
The Boston method of handl
ing its banking troubles seems to
be to "let nature take its course."
If a bank or an industry can sur
vive the storm, well and good.
If not "C'est la guerre!"
But in Cleveland they seem to
be getting away from the jungle
habit. This may be a form of
selfishness but it certainly looks
better and works better than the
Boston scheme of "the devil take
the -hindmost." A case in point
is the famous Standard Parts
Recently the company, which
if capitalized at 125.000,000. was
thrown into "the courts and It
seemed that things were shaping
for a grand smash. Bat the court
promptly cut all legal red tape
and appointed a committee of
leading citizens to reorganize the
company, refinance it and save
it to the community.
The creditors of the company
agreed to extend their claims for
a year. .The Cleveland banks.
following the big-minded policy
which has always distinguished
them, came forward with a loan
of $4,000,000. Cleveland invest
ment bankers agreed to under
write an issue of $3,500,000 of
debenture stock. And the 3500
stockholders were asked to take
$4.500.400 of preferred stock.
This means a total new financing
of $12,000,000. which will give
company working capital.
I notice in your Issue of 19th
today) an error so small In it
self as to preclude any possibil
ity of detection except by a per
son fully conversant with the
subject matter, and yet it is an
error that will carry a bad In
fluence wherever .it a read and
not detected. .
In the Associated Press account
of the testimony given before the
committee that is Investigating
the conditions in Ireland, one of
the witnesses is made to testify
that ' the belief that religious
prejudice or differences were In
volved in Ireland was 'unboun
ded,' " when ' it Is very evident
he meant to say and did say "un
founded." I do not pretend to
know where the mistake was
made, but it is one that should
be corrected and even at that the
correction will Sever catch up
with the error.
Such an error, sown broadcast
among a fair-minded people, like
the general American citizenry.
brings grief to a member of the
Irish race who knows the facts
and who sees his people misrep
resented daily by a well-support-tJi.
TO-Rritish propaganda. Such
a person. Knows that in all Ire
land, out Fide of a Email corner
in the northeast, there are prac
tically no political or other dif
ferences on account of religion,
but it is the great aim of the
British governing classes to make
Americans believe that the trou
ble in Ireland Is a religious war
fare and that th strong arm of
Great Britain is necessary in or
der to keep the Catholic majority
from, wiping out the Protestant
minority, hence you can readily
understand the importance at
tach to the word "unbounded"
substituted for the word "unfounded."
FAME OH FOAM.
meet, its present needs and assure
Bully for Cleveland! Iay its
fine example become contagious.
The Cleveland way is also the
Salem way; the constructive way;
the unselfish way.
Our bankers and capitalists and
business men and property own
ers and wage earners generally
nave left the jungle habit far
Ana there is team work here.
for the good of alL
T , .
icaui wora ana tne square
deal will lift any cominunlty or
city with resources out of the
mire and the rut.
They have it in Seattle. There
was never a bank failure in Se
attle; because there has always
been team work there, and the
jungle habit has no place in the
scheme of things.
They have it in Los Angeles;
and Los Angeles Is now building
more homes than are being built
in the city of New York.
Salem and the Salem district
need only to accentuate their
Milwaukee must be trying to
get back into the United States.
Anyhow, the old town has re
neged on its custom of electing
Victor Berger to congress as an
"indorsement" and has chosen
William II. Stafford. It was the
Republican party that preserved
Milwaukee to the anion. The
Harding vote was so large that
even the Socialist representative
was landslided out.
Berger has not been allowed to
have his seat, but the district per
sisted In returning him.
Now, however. Milwaukee can
actually have a representative on
the floor of congress. Milwaukee
may never be as famous as when
Its foam came to the top, but
it can at least be respectable.
There is such a thing as mistak
ing foam for fame. It Is well for
Milwaukee that Its Victor is a
KITH IS FATE.
to overcome this. One l to pro
vld? better terminal facility.
that vt-Kl may L loaded and
unloaded quickly, keeping then
at work Instead of tied up at
enormous expanse In the ports
Ths other way is for the I'nlted
States at Its custom houses to
give preferential duties to good
carried on American bottoms. W
cannot compete with Japanese
cheap labor on an iual foollnc
And we should not have to. under
a Republican administration.
(Continued rm Page 1)
rate. There are only two ways' ll'hlng a national organization to them to b I d to do so. ai i.
aa m r irarjng nous? lur m-i j tj xniiieaaiag ttaur1
is difficulties of this nature. lih mit values." A
Reports tf working rt.
Among tne what Mr. Carml-
ft a I terras unfair propaganda log tth wage delo4ar
araint m-at. j Utfe mt eaters Mr. Carcij!
aid held tr oalr la mr.
"VejtarUnlim Is making xro
hfadvay la certain -ctloni. Mr
headway la certain stlon-." Mr n' tar nin ,
t armirhiul said, "but a larre part . . "ff fc I
of th- drea:- In meat eatlnj ap- '4f u-
jars doe to the of me.t sub- ,l4, la ,h Uj1 5i.
through to profiteering fares and f ding American vessels in freight to enl!t all Interested Ic etab- Lot we feel it very
poor train service.
Nobody really eierts that their
c mplaints will have the slight
est effect, but they all feel better
when they have got theni off
tl.eir .chests. The companies are
lu receipt of a wealth of sarcam
avid facetiousness. plaintive
poems, mournful parables, caus
tic questions and profound es
says, to say nothing of heartfelt
pleas, ftern threats and solemn
admonitions. In the meantime
they will continue to operate very
much as before, while the public
v'll feel so immeasurably reliev
ed that the service will seem bet
tttote. The have la en
couraged by advertising. V don't
object to popH ulng substitutes
Read iLe Ciaiiified Ak
A service man who had won the
distinguished service medal and
croix de gnerre for taking a Ger
man machine-gun nest and chas
ing a flock of Huns across the
Marne was shot for a rabbit while
cut hunting with some compan
ions the other day. The Germans
couldn't kill him by blowing him
np with high explosives, but a
spoonful' of shot from a friendly
gun wound up his career.
SAME OLD STORY.
"No prospect of a business
panic." says a headline.
Of course not.
The people made sure of that
by electing Harding by a thump
ing majority and giving him
strong backing in the senate and
the house. The skies were be
ginning to blacken somewhat as
Democratic mismanagement of
national and world affairs grew
worse, but they are rapidly clear
ing now that te Republicans
have won so notable a victory.
There may have to be a shorten
ing of sail by some business
houses which have not been as
csutious as others, but as a gen
eral rule readjustment is pro
ceeding successfully. It has, in
fact, been going on steadily for
months without violence. It may
be expected to continue in the
same way, "soberly and advised
ly," as the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States puts it.
Some people complain that
this readjustment has been a long
They fail to take human na
ture into consideration.
After the armistice was signed
the people found themselves sud
denly released from the tension
of a great danger. Most of them
also had money, ha vine been
practically obliged to save by In
vesting in Liberty bonds. For a
time they indulged in an out
burst of overspending, thus hin
dering the Natural adjustment.
After the first burst of gladness
subsided there still remained a
tendency not to produce to the
maximum. This helped keep up
prices. Now, however, the coun
try is gradually returning to the
old order. "We are over the top
and on the down grade in most
phases of industrial and commer
cial life." meaning to say we are
getting back to the proper level.
KTmbr 11 to 25 B4
KoTember 20. StBr4ay FstMI. S
leaa Sik scbMl . EajMM aifh ekaeL
lrm hih school Eafana high -BL
Xorember 22. Honda? - State Ener
It'Tjr board nrrti.
XTnbT 2S.. TbarsJa? IWthaa Wil
lanrfU ti. Whitmaa eotlefe. at Sales.
yovrnber 23. Tharular FaetbaJl. 8a
lett high jfaoot t Tba Dalit high
school, at Tao bsllea.
4wemhtT 25- Tttrs4r--TliBksfiTBf
December 1. Wcdaead'sT Entortsia
ajont by Great Shirley Coacert company
t armory, aadcr aaapiccs f Asjencaa
iVcember 6, Monday Special school
elect iea .
(Ieccrabr 7, Toeaday Jtaoaal slactioa
December 8. Wedneaday Acanal elo
tioa of Commercial rlnb.
December 10. 11 and 12. Wet era
Oresoai Older Boys' conference. Ksietn
December 14. , Tneadav .a.. i ..
tioa Salem Bajibeis Sin's leasva.
LETTI XO OFF STEAM.
The British railroads, which,
like our own. have recently re
turned to their owners with a
long-pent-up public grouch in
herited from government Con
trol, recently invited the public
to let off steam and get said
grouch off their chest. For this
purpose they have printed some
long forms neatly tabulated for
a mnltitude of grievances which
they have promised shall receive
Now. any one who knows th
British weakness for "writing to
the papers" and otherwise voic
ing complaints with prolific ver
bosity will appreciate what a
popular safety valve this Inno
vation will prove.
Rumor hath It that forms poor
In by thousands in everv mn
voicing every kind of complaint
from the ladies' invasion of
smoking carriages, the inferior
quality of tea and lunch baskets,
windows that won't open, guards
that are saucy, ' tiding, clear
Even Iowa is complaining of
a shortage of house?. This seems
odd. as It was supposed that most
lowans had sold out to move to
Salem, and would have to leave
their homes behind. Must be
some strangers moving In from
made Into the arctic before hiv
trip had been Zo miles, and that
his expedition had coverel three
limes that number. Perry, in
outfitting for 500 miles, employed
ISO sled and 13 doc, as corn
pared with Stefansons one sled
and six dogs. Perry 4 new to a
day when he would return; Stef
ansson found it possible to Mop
anywhere, remain as long as he
liked, and return when he willed.
He found it pofsible to live en
tirely on the resources of the
"I think." said he. "that the
north i fully as fruitful a place
as any other, and I so no reaon
why it will not eventually be in
habited a3 well as any other."
'Meat producing Is the coun
try's greatest a?st at present,
tut great promise is made in the
way of mineral, coal and oil re
tources. Reindeer mature more
quickly than beef cattle, and as
it is a great grans country, this
will undoubtedly be th principal
line of produce for a long time.
More meat is productM to the
square mile than in any other
semf-arld ranch land In the
Mr. Stefansson raid that the
majority of folk are laboring un
der a delusion concerning .the dis
covery of Ameilca it really wat
discovered by the Norsemen In
987. he elajms. when they set
tled on the coast of Greenland,
for Greenland geographically is a
part ot America.
When asked how he came to
enter upon exploration work. Mr.
Stefansson said It all came about
through his writing a little his
tory of the north countrr during
his years at Harvard, which was.
later published by the Smlthsoni-I
an institution. He was afterwards
Invited to Joiri a polar expedition I
In 11. and from then on has
dated his active Interest In the!
And. by the way, aprono of ;
nothing In particular. Mr. Stefan-!
sson Is 41. unmarried, with Norse
and Irih ancestry, the latter re
vealed by his almost-red hair, a
Canadian by birth; by residence
an American and better looking
than his pictures.
LADD BUSH BANKERS
General XUxridng Buxizea
Office Honrs frcxa 10 a. tau to 3 p. a.
THE LAIY OOP.
The municipal administration
in Boston has placed eight women
on the police force and they will
be especially charged with the
task of clearing the commons of
mashers. Whether the lady cops
will use themselves for bait Is not
made known. It Is hard to ipi
tgine 'a Boston feminine blue-
coat doing vampire stuff.
I BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Some water In the Willamette
But not high enough to do
And. by the same sign, the
chances of very high water this
season are reduced, for the warm
rains have taken the snow out of
the foothills, thus Increasing th
Jlkelihood of a mild winted in the
valley, with little or no snow.
We will never have a great
flood in the Willamette without
a deep snow in the valley, taken
off with heavv. warm rains. That
was what made the famous floods
of 1860 and 1890.
American bankers are partici
pating In a consortium, loanina
China large sums for railroads
and other development facilities:
and thus helping that country on
the way to becoming the great
power of the Orient; her mani
fest and sure destiny.
Jananese ships are underbid-
8 large cans of Shad.. $1.00
S large cans Pink Sal
Potatoes, per 100 lbs. $1.50
Baldwin Apples, fancy per
Cape Cod Cranberries,
No. 1 Sort Shell Walnuts,
j pounds SI.OO
Wedding Breakfast Syrup.
Uncle John Syrup, Qt.i.G'Jc
Sunmald Raisins. 15 ox.
Mince Meat, 8 oz Sue
Bread, per loaf. . lOc and l.V
Ice Cream packed and de
livered to any place In the
1801 Center SL Phone 14)2
CHICAGO. Nov. 17 Something
has reduced the per capita con
sumption of meat in this country
the past year. W. J. Carmlchael.
secretary of the National Swine
Growers association said hre. dis
cussing the "Eat More Meat-
movement h is endeavoring to
set underway. He has called a
meeting of livestock producers,
livestock exchanges and packers
for Chicago. Dec. 2. i
At this conference he proposes I
On Sale Today
Here Are Some Qirntma Selections
TJ J73 Holy Nl;ht, peaceful Night. Jeanne Gordon
C1C9 Naxartth Oscar Seagle and Quartette
The Voice ot the Chimes
Oscar Seagle and Quartette
112 Te Olden Ynletlde Hymns Part '
Ye Olden Yuletide Hymns Part 2
25 Children's Toy March . .Princes Orchestra
Children's Symphony. .. Princes Orchestra
New. I - Records ,
2998 Fair One. Fox Trot.. Ted Lewis Jits Bifid
Cypsy Moon. Fox Trot
Ted Lewis Jaxx Band
2999 That Moaning Melody
Rose of Babylon
CMS Hawaiian Twilight Waits
- Columbia Orchestra
On PensacoU Bay Walts
2203 I Want to Know Where T&sli Went When
He Said Good Bye
2202 Drifting Along on a Blue Lagoon
Campbell and Barr
' - - Oa Miami Shore Campbell asd Barr
Have YOU teen NEW Prices oa our Underwear for Men and Boys? Of
course, tney are all standard brands, snch as Carter's Close-Weare and Coo
per's Closed Crotch. Tbe NEW PRICES are Below Present Factory Costs
and are truly values.
Carter's reirubr $txS0 Reduced price $U3
Carter's regular $3.00 Reduced price $1.43
Carter's rejjular $3J0 Reduced price 1133
And a good Heary regular $3 Union Suit, now
Also a lot of $4 Union Suits to close out at
" Carter's regular $X93 Reduced to $23
$3.00 regular reduced to
52.30 regular, reduced to
$1.30 regular, reduced to
SALEM SCHOOL COLORS for Roys and 3len
All-Wool Ruff neck $15.00, now $1X50
AII-Wool Ruff neck $1130, now $9.93 '
$3.13 regular, now $4,-H
$2.93 regular, now $1.93
$2.75 regular, now $13
Also a complete run of sizes In Sleeveless Sweaters to close out Regular
$2.50 and $3.50, now 95c
ALL LINES of Standard Merchandise GREATLY REDUCED