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SATURDAY JANUARY 1, 1621
THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON. '
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Society Editor 106.
Conjtrwman Ilawley is too
buy to say much these days, but
it goes without, flaying that he 1
.working In the ways and mean-
committee of the house, of which
h is a member, to secure for his
constituents the tariff protection
.they need, including the produc
ers of flax, cherrlies, wooj and
the many other products coming
Into competition wfth the prod
ucts of low, paid foreign labor.
Entered at the. Postof flee In Salem Oregon, as second class matter
A PUBLIC COLD STORAGE fLANT AND WAREHOUSE
r ' As stated in the news colurfans of The Statesman of Wed
nesday. King's Food Products Company is to build this year
V n rnM stnraire rlant in Connection with their Salem factory.
But this cjold storage plant and warehouse is to be for
the use or that company omy; in oraeru conserve me
Bupply of raW materials and extend their season of operations
: on fruits and vegetables needed to fill their orders taken in
advance by their selling departments. '
. This will stabilize theifown business and enable them to
make sure the filling of orders - fc ' ; "
And it will help in taking care of surplus fruit and vege
table crops in the Salem district. .
The same will be true of the proposed cold storage plant
to be erected at some future time at the Hunt cannery in
Salem t-i-V.-" ' ! . ' " '
And of any other private fold storage plant. ... .
But that will not be enough. ; '
It will not take care of such a cherry crop as we had last
...year r..,;Yv- : V'.?. 'i
- Or of the 10 per cent increased crop every year m the
- future. L ! U ;'v : . ! .
And it will not take care of the vegetable crops such .as
the ope that suffered such loss by freezing in December,
1919. ,. ." f ('; '-.f li ,:
'' . Salem should by all means have a public cold-storage
plant and warehouse -! ! v
-Where any one may store his products ; of whatever
kind 'j -''-'') rr i-' ' . -
And wherp he may leave them as long as he pays the
: storage charges ! '" f. . :
. Aril borrow money on the .warehouse receipts for them,
if he may desire to do so -4 ?'
And where he may ' absolutely control his products, and
sell them to any one at any time he may please. I
,y.;t'Y'. v '..- . . , ,.. ,. ; : . y- ir . i T - "
. It is whispered by; some persons who ought' to have
knowledge that it is quite likely that none of the; interim
certificate holders of .'the Morris Bros, bond house will lose
any thing; that assets enough Mil be found to supply them
all with the bonds they bought-f-and that the total loss will
. fail on the buyers of the preferred stock of the wrecked bond
house; if there is any loss if Morris Bros, themselves do not
come to the rescue voluntarily, or cannot be made to ;do' so in
case they fail to act willingly The suggestion makes a
cheering New Year note to a lot of unsecured interim certifi
cate holders, any way.i I i , . f
' r- 'iT- lt - '
f Congressman Joseph, W. Fordney of Michigan, chairman
of the Wavs and Means Committee of the House of ReDresen-
j yatives,- which committee has in charge the proposed new
Vr, tariff hill. i in favor of annlvirfir sncific instpad nfiad val
orem rates of duty wherever practicable. . There is certainly
a great advantage which' specific rates would have oyer ad
valorem .' rates at the present ime, and . that is that the
amount of duties collected would not be affected by the de
preciation in foreign currencies!. When the duty is based
upon quantity, that is so muchfper pound or so much per
yard, it would not matter what njight be the value of the cur
rency of the country of production. Quantity and-American
dollars worth 100 cents only woifld be considered.
you can help the Salem slogan
editor jprove this, for next Thurs
day's Statesman, It is your duty,
tc do so. '
It will hef prosperous. - New
Year t the $xient that all the
worlciofi! force in the (IThlled
States work. And there is ample
work for every worker, with th,e
co-operation of the administra
tion at Washington and all the
i iterests, lare and small, that
phould pull together for the genr
eral good. And there ; will be
complete functioning soon afiei'
March 4ih. if not before. I
RK-P.ISS THE DI.VOXKY "Oil
Happy New Year!
, Really it is but a finall per
ctntage of the people who make
a police department necessary.
And the majority pay the bill.
What has beennie of the
gestion of . Col- DryaP tha
make a present to Ku rope of what
ey? Bryan - fa
nations owe; the
as borrowed hion
a" good, deal like
who favored his
going to war.
SAs the year closes we
jnjnark of Carlyle that
IThe Salem. 'district Is the pear
paladise. We should produce
produce more than one
man. Who is it in the
vef ieties in
. ... - i . ' : : v
If 8 '1
I PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
THREE hundred andj sixty-five nice
new days are ahead! of you to make
or mar prosperity.
Chance will play! a small part, yes acci
dent some, but DETERMINATION,
PERSEVERENCE and 1 GRIT, are the
factors meaning 99 of success;.
If banking will help ypu, the United
States National will be gfad to furnish it.
It will be in' the neighborhood
of a year before the congress can
normally pass an adequate pro
tective tariff act which' will meet
the present needs of the country.
Conditions have changed since
the passage of the Underwood
tariff, the Payne-Aldrich tariff
and the Dingley tariff, but eithei
one of the two latter is by far su
perior to the present free, trade
Underwood tariff, .i Under It w.-
derive an entirely inadequate
amount of revenue ini proportion
toj the imports, whlie.it affords
no protection to domestic produc
tive industry. So far as its pro
active features are concerned. It
might as well provide for free
trade in 'all commodities. Our
imports for the fiscal year 1920
reached the astounding figure of
15,238,000,000, upon which thf
duties collected amounted to only
$322,902,649. or four million dol
lars less than was collected In
1910, under tRV (PayneUldrlch
tariff, when theMniports amount
ed to only $1,547,109,136. '
Since the present tariff; I con
ceded iy a failure from all polnte
of view, and since it will require
nearly a year before a new' tarifl
act can be passed, we recommend
to the congress the repeal of thf
Underwood tariff act and all am
endments thereto, and the le-en-alment
f the Payne-Aldrich or
the Dingley tariff, as' an emerg
ency, measure, pending the enact
nient of an up-to-date, adequate
protective tariff. f
j In this way only can the influx
of foreign products be checked
In this way only can we increase
our revenues to figure commen
surate with the imports. In this
way only can important ' indus
tries be kept in partial operation.
in this way only can many Im
portant, industries survive. By
next spring industries hich weie
afforded, j protection under the
Payne-Aldjrich tariff and the
Dingley tariff, but on which the
duty has been entirely removed
or lowered below the s protective
point, will be entirely wiped out
There s:a, enough Republican
votes in both branches of the con
gress to pass one or the other of
the tariffs, in question and I v do
so at the present session o? con
gress. It should be done 'and the
matter ;u up to the president.
If he shal veto the measure, then
the .congress will hays done it3
1ut in the matter,; while the
president U1 have placed him
self. ,on record as opposing the
will of the people, as plainly ex
pressed at the polls on the 2nd
of November last. We should
fcardlyj think that even a free
trade president woujd ga so far as
to disregard the mandate deliv
ered by a majority of over i,ix
million) voters. He must know
that theie will be tariff revision
on protective lines ani who, can
predict that h$ w"! not havi,
greatness to !ow to the expressed
will of the M-ople and hasten th
relier for which they ha -e asked?
The re-enactment of either one
of the - tariffs mentioned would
stabilize business, ror such re
enactment would carry with It a
tevival of the couit and treasury
decisions heretofore rendere-J
while the law wa Un operation.
The result would be tLe immedi
ate restoration of confidence, the
re-opening of mines and mills
now closed, jhe reemployment of
thousands upon thousands of
workers who are now Idle and
facing the rigors of winter With
hopeless hearU. It I congress
and the president extend the help
ing hand and earn the gratitude
of those who. must otherwise fall
t-y the wayside. ;
stabilizing effect that the re-enactment
of either ot the old prH
tecllve tariff laws named would
brinp; for the new law would
hKVe.to be tested lii the apprais
ing offices; by the general ap
praisers; by the courts, clear up
to the supreme jeourt of the
United States '.
And it would have to go
through Its seasoning period of
promulgations by the United
States treasury departmept -''.
For, the .way tariff laws are
i..w framed t which hi', not the
right way but i. ti only way
that may be had now , tliey must
depend largely u,pon promulga
tions for their binding force and
interpretation In the process of
administering them at the ports
For they must be, as made up
now in the ways and moans com
mittee of congress and on the
floor of the two houses, and In
various log-rojling processes
they must be more or less uncer
tain in the meaning of the words
used in them, when applied to
hundreds, of thousands aud mil
lions of shipments of goods from
roreign parts, 'accompanied, by
manifests made out largely by
foreigners in their language and
accompanied with duplicates in
terpreted Into English.
There are always about 3
cases on appeal in the New York
ct fctom house alone; hinging on
disputes about valuations, classi
fications, interpretations, et., etc.
In administering the. ane
Aldrlch tariff law and the Ding
ley tariff law, the most important
questions that cpuld be ried
weije raided -'and ' fought out -to
decisions that became precedent"!
and would again be precedents If
either of the laws were re-enact
ed. ;- i .
However, it would 'be too much
to expert President Wilson to sign
the re-enacted protective tariff
' Though "practically all the mem
bers of his own party are now in
favor of a protective tariff; at
tesst on southern products.!
(The Southern Tariff congress.
which met in October in New Or
ieati, is to meet again, at Atlan
ta. Ga.; January 374 28 and 29,
The call states the object as fol
lows; . ;v '. ' .y.,'
"To recommend to the United
states tariff commission and to
congress, such tariff schedules oh
cu4herri products us will equal
ize the cost of production in this
jonntry and that of foreign coun
tries, so tar as may be consistent
vlth the public welfare. Such
TChedules to be so 'placed as to
fairly distribute the burdens and
benefits among all industries,
without ' discrimination against
any section, class or product, to
the end that there may bo main
tained American standards of liv
ing in every 'line of effort."
Every southern state will be
represented at that meeting. . -
The south "will get nothing from
the United States tariff commis
sion, as at present constituted
for that body Is nothing but a
free trade debating rociety, whose
vaporings amount to just as much
a the Laying of a yellow ldg at
the moon, and no more..
K. Rut the southern brethren
"li . .1' ;i
would no doubt join m helping
to re-enact one of the old pro
tective tariff laws as a temporary
measure, immediately after March
And this should by all neans
be done, if there is at that lime
any prospect at an or aeiay in
getting the p-:iposed tiw tariff
I,aw onto the statute books
And the American Economist
ought to . have a vot.? of thanks
from till the people of the United
States foi makinp the suggestion.
BITS FOR BfLEAKFAlf)
Write It 1921.
y i .
tlwas a pretty goou r.ld
' - fit 1 ..l.AA.
Ihit iyzi win wuprtae
from; present Indications. i
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There will lixeiy ls a gt.at
deal more building. In Salens in
j 2 J for one thing, In numba20j
new constructions and likely so
,tt total cost. v a ,
The local building and loan8--ociation
is supplying funds 6r
new buildings now at the rattof
could be iloubled, and perb,p8
trebled, if enough new sharehd
efs would supply the innds. Ajd
there are indications that tijs
.will b" done in much larger m.
ure than heretofore.
There are number or prospef
ive large constructions iii Salek
tjhouah it will take several
come up to the new paper rn
which must be credited to 193
This is the year when there aft
sure to be substantial develow
A li .1
ments in me naji jmuusiry, anf
ptf riitt'0 iiu unit j 9
the Salem, district, f
It is said that they Rarbaurt,
e twine and thread k(ngs nf the
i-ld, have more wealth thantto
Rockefellers, though they are
vejry quiet about their great hold
ings and profits. Therfe is w
of the finest "tfuality except. , .
; Willamette valley. TheieV
Lantl trouble everyvhere i;,
u-Niriris inui uav sv.
E! ana prorirs. i nere is - i ,,.. ,.' .i ,
, . . . . ... nai i ir r-j & i inrr . mi u. i
iire place in the world tor iur""' . ! : -f-
it interests, and the great lin-Mt have grown the l:em
nterel;ts. to turn for flax flher'tll twines.
Matrimonial Agent This! Is thef I
only other lady I can offer .yon. '
But I must , tell i fen thatshej
squints aud limps and has falsi? '
teeth. i . ' ' k
Client-Fatse teeth! ' Are they
gold? Yes? I'll take her! -1
This is our 8th anniversary of successful manuring of flour cerezU
and mill feed in SaJcn s ... v "'.
We wish to thank the people of Salem and surrc:rding country for their
liberal patroiiaje. Wishing you health, weal.!, ,nd happiness for
CHERRY CITY WIILLUG CO.
r 1000 YEARS IN NO MAN'S LAND '
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Tomorrow Evening 7.30 . , ? ' j
union" hall, court street, near high
j ; A Happy New Year to our friends
r . i' . i
C. A. j
d Prl j
The abova from th American
Economist Is splendid Advice.
If It were concelvablethat ,(
new tariffs law cowldl be framed
and enacted so as to come into
immediate force, it would not and
could not have the Immediate
January 1. 2 nd 3 Lclurim in SoJmh
nd at slate iiutilut ion by Dr. John
Jannarr . Tu?dlT Coronation of
Kin j Bind, armory. ,
January 12. WrdnnulaT- Onin Forum
mrrtinc of Cjinmrciat rlub.
January 14. Friday BaahrtbalL VVU-
timrtte ti. O. A. O. at Salem.
January 19 and SO, Wednesday and I
nt i . : , - . ...
January SO and 21. Thursday aad
day Basketball. WillametU vs. -V
Janaary 28. Friday. Triangular inter
rbolaktie debate, Malem. btayton and
Oregon City hih arvooli rompetirffe. '
January 28 to :;0 Interstate tonren
Hon of r. M. C. A. in Salem. ( f
February 3. Thursday Duroe day,
show aod aale. state fair grounds.
February 12, Saturday Lincoln's
February 14, Moodar RaiVetball.
Willamette ts fpireraity of lifibtt, at
Morow. . ' "., -
-vFebrnary ;15 and IB. ..Tuesday and
Wedueadar Basketball.' Willamette .
Whitman, at Walls Walla.
February 17, Thursda 1 Basketball,
Willamette Walla Walta Y. II. C. A,
at Walla Walla. VI
February IS and Iff. (Friday and Sat-
urday Ranketball, Willamette vs. Con-
zaca. at Sponsne.
February Tuesday : Basketball.
Willamette ya. Idaho, at Hatern. '
February 2i. Tuesday -f- Waah'incton'a
birthday. i ' .
rebruary 24 and 35. Thuraday and FVi-
day Basketball, Willamette va. Whitman
ai Kal. m.
Mar,h 4 and S. Friday and Saturday
Basketball. Willamette vs. V. sf 0 at
April ir,, FndaT Baseball. Willamette
s. U. of O, at Salem. .
April 1ft. Saturday Baseball, WlHam-
ette a. V. of U at Fucene.
) May 2ti. 27 and 2 Baseball. Willam-
etle vs. Whitman, at Walla Walla
Oetober 1. Haturday ftehtatiyeV
Football. Willamette . 4). A. O, at
November 11, .Friday tentative)
Football. Willamette va. Whitman, at
Walla Walla. .
' November 24. Tbnrad. liMininl i
Thanksgiving day football. WiIlaiSuT
fC S. HAR11LT0N, HOUSE FIRNISHER, wishes to thank you
for your generoos patronage, as wj find at the close of our 26th
year in brines! in Salem, that thisyear sKows an increase of 30
s pe cent over any previous year. iis is due to the fact that our
customers have found our business nethodi, quality of Merchandise
IS : . - - i " I ? '
ana prices right :
I For some turie past we have betn reducing prices all over the
itore from to 15 lo!25 per cent, shall continue to do so as fast
is the market conditions willpemifl The discounU we will offer
toil on our entire stock beginninf Janiary 3, 1921, are much greater
I. ' ' ..I '. t .-:- . T1 1 wTei
than we could let from our taci3c at ims time. inamviuS
support and wising (you, the compliments, of the
C. S-IHN 1 JLTOW
r s r
A HOUSE FUKNI
vs. MaltDomaa, at Salem.