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TIIE OKECOX STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, 1921
issued Daily Except Monday by
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coming season. That makes It
about' fifty-fifty with the sports
who hope to be able to invest in
The Montenegrins and the Ser
bians are again at each other's
ttroats. If ever peace catue to
the Halkaus. life would be lone
some and flat and htale there.
"Them were the good old days,";
they would be " gayir-g when
every one was . out to elit the
goozle fctring of his neighbor.
mix bit d.n;ki:oi's.
Business Office, 23.
Circulation Department, 683.
Job Department, 683.
Society, Editor 106.
The Japanese sentry -who shot
the American officer at Vladivos
tok l. described as "very ignor
ant" --by his superiors. That's the
trouble. The more ignorant they
are the more they' shoot. What
they need is a college-bred army
and a debating team .
STABILITY OF FRANCE.
Entered at the Postofflce In Salem. Oregon, as second class matter.
'ONE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
I "AH a man has to do to make a real success
m life is to spend twenty-five or thirty years learn
to do some simple thing better than anybody else
can do it and then twenty-five or thirty more doing
it every day, so as to give people a chance to find
out about it." Ohio State Journal.
That recipe for success is being followed here in the Sa
lem district on a community scale.
And it is a recipe that is sure of getting results.
There is no chance of failure. ,
For instance, our people are raising more and more lo
ganberries, because this is the loganberry land; more prunes,
because this is the Mistland prune land, and the Pheasant
brand brune land. Droducinsr prunes of quality: and more
cows, because this is the cow country -
And more flax, because this is the only fiber flax dis
trict in the United States
AnA iviAfA -fSlVwavfo Kronen h?a i tho nnl V wtifin in f Via i
United States where filberts . are grwn on a commercial " XAJ
nr rn rw n rnwn. pvcentmo- in western Washinrton lthorOUShl rehable old or.
. I At tho firct ctnol r f cfAimv
mm, vauta u a, O h W 1 J-la
weather this crafty and cautious
fellow goes into hiding and stocks
fall and interest rises. When the
skies are clear and the political
billows have ceased to roll he
comt-3 back ' again and ilk-ports
himself in'' his accustomed trays
As long as the bourse remains
calm there is no occasion for ex
citement about the government
It Is with a French ministry
as it is with leve," wrote Heinricb
Heine in his Paris correspondence
in 1842. No man can say with
any certainty what its strength
or how long it will endure. One
day we deem that it Is rooted
deep; and on the next, there it
lies, overthrown by some light
One hundred years of repre
sentative government have not
served to give stability to the
French parliament. ' Ministries
rise and fall for reascs that are
unfathomable outside of France,
that are but Imperfectly under
stood even by Frenchmen them
selves. The chamber of deputies
is as much of a coquette as a fa
vorite t;t the haut monde. It Is
as Tickte with Its minlstcries a
a grisetts with her lovers.
-But a turbulent parliamen
dees fi'ot necessarily mean a dis
contented or revolting country
There Is a much better barometet
ci conditions in France than the
and northern California
And more walnuts, because we can produce the best
. Franquette and Mayette walnuts grown ;
And more strawberries, because our strawberries excel;
' and more Ortley apples, because we can top the markets with
our Ortleys ; and more Munger black raspberries, because we
have what amounts to a franchise on this wanted variety
I h And we have a mint boom, because we "can produce the
White Michem variety, with the highest menthol content,
the finest quality of peppermint oil, and the largest produc
tion to the acre 1
. , And nearly all the Evergreen blackberries in Oregon, be
cause this is the great pie berry country; and more cherries,
because this is where the best cherries int the world were
born : ' - -' r .
'And more Bosc and Bartlett and Gairgeau pears, be
cause with these we can top the markets and get the highest
And so on down the list of the "things that we can do
better than anybody else can do them."
" And the beauty of it all is that, even in doing the things
that we can do better than anybody else can do them, there
is a wide diversity
A wider diversity than in any other city of Salem's size
orf'this coast or in this country or in the world.
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The Salem district wille well represented before the
Ways and Means Committee of the llouse wlien it considers
the flax and hemp schedules next Friday and the two week
days following. And our people representing this district
will be armed with the facts and fieures and samnlp in
sh.ow that we can produce here as fine fiber flax and hemp
as can be grown in the world, and that we can produce these
thjngs in quantities enough to keep all the $30,000,000 and
more at home that has been going annually to foreign coun
tries for tow and twine and linen and the hundreds of other
articles oui 01 wnicn l lax and hemp fibers are made or in
which these fibers form, the most valuable parts. It is en
tirely fair that our district should be so represented, and the
shpwing will be sufficient to secure protective tariff duties
on our flax and hemp, which will make sure of the rapid de
velopment of these industries here. ,
t l IfJheoes a faint nearted brother among us, who imag
ined that Salem's srrowth was not fminv in brort nr lot ViSm
K6ep his eye on the flax and hemp industries. He will be
uue lor some joits that will wake him up.
. And if the members of the Oregon Legislature are
..wise, ana want to ao something really statesman-like and
outstanding for Oreeroim. thpv wrmlrf letter oil ua Gfoom
possible behind the flax industry at the penitentiary, and
auu ucilip lO 11
Y The Welcome Edition of The Statesman will bf issuorl nn
Tuesday. It will be a Dart of -th rpmilnr U
morning, and it will be much the best immigration number
uia newspaper ever printed in Salem best ever issued in
wegon ior sucn a community as Salem.
One of tlhe reasons the Demo
crats eclebjrat' the memory of
Thomas -Jefferson Is the fact that
ho ' Is the only red-headed man
ocr elected to the. presidency. J i
It promises to be a hard win
ter with the profiteers In Wash-
infton. The Jeffersonfan sim
plicity of the Harding inaugural
has made the road a bit rough
for the windy month of March.
iThe custom tailors lrr session In
Ios Angiles lact week decreed
that Waistcoats shifll 1 short the
or the state of the country.
A change in the ministry has
just taken place. Georges Ley-
gncs and hts government have
been overthrown by one of the
heaviest negative votes ever giv
en to a ministry. President Mil
lerand adniiis that ho Is dceyly
pertrubvd over the formation or
a new government; but th; old
louis d'or has not deigned to
even take notice of the occur
rence. Far from going into hid
ing, he is more in evidence than
ever. With ths fall of the Iy
gucs ministry the exchange value
of the French franc rose.
Kadicalistn has been faring
badly in Franco tince the armis
tice. At every election the (radi
cal Socialist group in both cham
bers of parliament grows smaller
and the Conservative majority on
the extreme right is strengthened.
Leon Dourgeois. once., the bet
noire of thej French Socialists,
ras just been elected president
of the senate. The fall of Ley
gues was a victory for the mod
erates; for he owed his place to
There is now a general demand
that Raymond Poincare, former
president of the republic, shall be
the new prime minister, a uosi-
fon which, under the French gov
ernment. Is much more import
ant than the presidency. Poin
care represents what the radical
and Dolsheviki term the military
party in France. He and his fol
lowers insist that the terms of the
Versailles treaty shall be carried
out to the letter. They are op
posed to the hesitating and con
ciliatory policy of the Pritish gov
ernment. They demand that
Germany shall proceed with the
disarmament te which the cledz-
ed herself when he t-igned ithe
f eace treaty, that the tlull either
raise the money to make the first
reparation payments or permit
her finances to be directed by th..
President Millerand favors a
i tore moderate polky. He deire
to maintain the co-operation anl
good will of France's two power
lul allies. Great Pritain and Italy.
He has Intimated that ho will call
upon Poincare to form a miuL-try
only as a last resort. . Dut tho
chamber of deputies possesses the
power to force his hand. It can
compel the naming ct Poincare
by refusing to give a vote of con
fidence to a government formed
by anyone else.
Viewed from the distance, the
overthrow of the Leygucs gov
ernment augurs well for the Im
mediate future of France. It
kIiows that rJtli'alism is receding,
that constructive forces are in
control and that the people favor
a strong and conservative" natio
Franc is not dispirited; she' is
iot faint-hearted. She is facing
the future with a resolute counte
nance. She fears neither kaiser
ism nor nojshevism and she re
mand.) that the terms of the iae'j
tieaty Uall 1;e enforced. The
attitude of France, standing firm
as the rock of Gibraltcr, will b"
a powerful aid to stabilizing the
rest of Europe. Her confidence
will awaken hope iu the hearts
of the brave; It will fortify the
courage of the resolute.
As for her frequent changes
af ministry, that is a character
istic French .trait. Her experi
ence with Napoleon and with
Louis Philippe has led her to be
wary of giving too much author
Ity to any- one man. She de
stroyed her leaders during the
evolution because 'the feared
they were becoming too great.
Her tirst disposition toward clem
ency was followed by lue coup
d'etat. It is a maxim of France
that it is not safe Tor my rran
to climb upon ho shoulders of
hi fellows. Clemtnceau was sent
Into retirement a.ter the war was
won. lest hat should become too
great. Foclv'Is a national hero;
but he h?s - not beer, cal'ed to
:ake any ar in the government.
France wants no military heroes
tor presidents or prlnu minis
ters. Meanwhile, under the third re
public, dating from. 1870, France
has been governed well. There
was a time before the late war
when Socialistic influences were
raining control; bat the cxperi
?nce of that terrible conflict
proved the death of French So
cialism.. France has at the pres
ent time tho fitrongebt and th
most co&servptive government in
Europe. Ministries rise end fell,
but ''the stability- cf thi iroverr
men Itself i r.',t affened.
flicta and do away with the ned
for vast expenditures in prepar
ation for war. This desire of the
people Is known to President
elect Harding. It governs in
some measure, the conduct of his
cabinet negotiations at Mariou.
He knows that the United States
shoulid be In a League or Nations
of some kind. If he brings about
a 'world organization that w...
prerent war he will be rrocla'mel
one of the greatest presidents the
United States has ever bad.
cini.vi tiik snow.
tLos Angeles Times.)
Those who atteud the inaugu
ration of d president want to see
a parade and a tbow. The peo
ple at Washington wish to make
a celebralion of the event. Am
ericans who stay at home and
barely read the papers favor slra j
pliclty and economy.
They think It would be fine it
the president would slip Quietlv
Into his office without awakins
the janitor and then take off his
coat and go to work.
Put the folks who want to
make a ceremony out of a change
in administration are willing to
pay for It. The government could
make money out of the Inaugu
ration if it-wanted to. There are
enough exuberant Americans who
would gladlpr pay 20 a head to
cover the Cost of a big show.
Why not let them have it if they
want to? 'The country Isn't go
ing to the dogs simply lecause a
few dollars are being spent on
the welcome of a new president.
It certainly Is hardly worth wran
gling over. Alleged statesmen
jangled over It until the president-elect
in self defense had to
take a hand iu the game and de
clare himself for Spartan sim
plicity. Now there will be no cel
ebration and nobody is really sat
isfied unless it Is Mr. Wilson..
about eight tons of the straw to
make a ton of fiber. That wouia
be $400; minus the sale or the
by-products. These ought to pay
for the processes up to the point
of spinning. Well, common shoe
thread, supposed o be made of
unadulterated flax fiber, " i but
probably mixed with rca islanl
cotton, etc..) la now costing
shoemakers $3.35 a pound. It
wan selling at $1.25 a little while
arc. That Is a! -spread" from
$400 to $6700 a ton. And the
"spread" ror fine linens Is very
much larger. It i said the linen
trust magnates ! ere richer than
Koclefeller or lh Itothschilds.
though they make little ms
about it. One may believe it. And
the Salem district is. going to K t
some or this "spread", from no
on; and more of it as the years
SO on. There's millions on top of
millions In it.
I most go to the kitchen now.'
To tee if dinner is teilh
along properly In the tireless cod
er." "Ask the oaija board." LonU.
UGLY, ITCHING SKIN
The First Application Makr Skin
Cool and Comfortable.
If you are suffering from ecze
ma or some other torturing, em
barrassing skin - trouble you maj
quickly be rid or it by using Men-tho-S'ilphur,
declares a noted akin
This sulphur preparation, be
cause of its germ destroying prop
erties, seldom falls to quickly sub
due Itching, even of fiery ecema.
The first application makes the
skin cool and comfortable. Rash
and blotches arc healed right up.
Menlho-Sulphur Is appl.ed like
any pleasant cold cream and Is
perfectly harmless. You can ob
tain a small Jar from any good
The Men of Salem
niv taking 'advantage cf tmr wonderful offer of uit at h,
lowest price l-vrt jet offered to have their ckrtbct tailor-mad:
and now getting-
This store has never broken faith
with it customers, so when we
tell you prices are at the lowest
level that can be expected next
season, we speak with all sincerity.
No one aska for more than this
store, with its large volume, short
profit policy gives the public. You
ran get a good reliable suit with
EXTRA PANTS as low al" $03.00.
Come and see them
420 State Street
People can pull off a lot of
things for the aid of devastated
France that they might get
pinched for doing in the name of
TO KXIl WAR.
, ; Piling up of crinameuts will
continue so long as there is not
rult-fledged League of Nations
with power to act. ' Without Am
erica as a member there cu be
no such League. And that means
that this country must be well
armed in order that no nation be
tempted to attack it. It is deplor
able lo have to spend vast sums
on an army and navy t-i;d to be
compelled to build a fl-.-et second
to none in the world. Yt. un-
'c ti.ere be a League or Nations
soiiMactory to. this roi.ntry, suth
a plan will be forced on the
1 Not unnaturally. If we consider
a huge navy ncce:-sary nntir The
circumstances other count ries will
feel that thoy must go on adding
io their warshlp3.
So we will have the same ter
rible policy that prevailed before
tne warnations almost bank
rupting themselves to maintain a
state of armed peace. These are
not conditions that end war. On
the other hand, they help lo brim.
u about because the means of
conflict are at hand and becans
there are influential people who
encourage war for th sake of
gaiq. mere are fewer of this
class in ths United Slates than in
Europe, and.it is 'undoubted that
the majority of Americans wi3h
that,1 war should be ended. They
want this country to join with
other nations in some organiza
ion that will prevent armed con-
j BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Walch Salem grow.
Work will soon te commenced
on the $50,000 Catholic parish
Within 30 days ground will be
broken for the addition to the
dehydration plant. Including th
cold storage building.
In the early spring the flax
plant buildings for the company
headed by Mr. Street vUl be com
Then the stale will no doubt
do some building at the institu
tions perhaps a good deal, and
there will be more -dwellings
built than in 1920. There are a
lot of other big building projects
on the carpet, too.
The Richmond Improvement
association in in competition
against th Salem Heights asso
ciation. The Hit3 for Breakfast
man a few days ago challenged
any other improvement associa
tion to stack up against the Sa
lem Heights bunch of boosters.
and the Richmond Rustlers have
taken the dare. All right. There
cannot be too much competition
or that kind.
Wonder it the average reader
ever figured out the "spread" in
the. flax industry. b?tween the
raw and manufactured product.
Take a ton of flax from the field,
at. say $50 a ton. The seed may
sell for $50. " Then there is the
tow and the upholstering tow and
the chaff, the latter making a
good dairy feed. It will take
t. -. -'--
2 7 9 p. m.
A Comedy-Komancc That Softens Your Heart
and Tickles Your Funny Bone
WILLIAM 8. HART
in "The Testing . Dlock'
is an a-1 comedy
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KEEP URIC ACID
OUT W JOINTS
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Jjnmrr 20 n l 21. Thunday sad Pri
dy Hakkctball, WiUamctU vs. U. of O.
January 2S. Fridar TriaacnUr Utr-M-bfllastip
drlato. Halrm. Stajlon and
Or-cn City high prhoola romiwtiar.
Januarr 24 to SO Intrmiata canTea
lion of V. M. C. A. in Salem
February Tburadar Iuroe day,
anew 'and al. Half lair eround.
r-;mary 12. t-arily Uncvla'a
February 1. Monday BaiietbaU,
Willantftt a Uaitaraily of Idaho, at
fVbruary 15 and 1. Tvraday and
flndir UaUetb.H, M ilUanatta .
Whitman, at Walt Walla.
?hruaTr .n. TNordy RaskrtUH.
WiHawtl, WaiU Walla T. M. C. A
at Walla Walla.,
Mmarr 1 and 1?. Fridar and Rat-
r.lar t!a,kril,,ll, WlUaaala Ood
ia:a. at SMHiane.
n-Krhraary Taday Ka krll.all.
wttlamrti . 1,1 alio, at Halrvt
February 1, Tuesday W.aVinston'i
Febntary 21 an.! 2.".. Tloira.! and Fri
day llasketball, WillanirtU . Whilinaa
Mar. li i and .'. t rid , and Paftrdar
n.krt.al. . WillauiotU . U. f , U. at
Ait-Il 1. Fridar IUrl,aIl. Wili.wrtl
It. nt at halrm.
April IH, Smrd-Ita-wball, Wi!)aa
. I", fl H., S( Kuc-m.
..Mr "Cl-J21 ""' r'-It Winam-
tl n. Vibilinan. at W!la Walla
(kr-t.) . Satunlay (f-i.ttiv)
rt&a!i. ViiliaHHrtta . . A. V
,Trtalr 1 1. Friday
.Tinhr 21. .Tuiu-nJar MrntatWr)
rh.krlii.s day fnoiUll. Willaajetla
a. ilaltaoatab. at Salaaa.
Tell KlieumatUm Sufferers
Fit I-es Meat and Take
a. nkilaaaa. al
Rheumatism Is easier lo avoid
than to cure. Mates a well known
authority. V are advised to
dress warmly; keep the fect-flry:
avoid exposur?; eat less meat,
t-ut drink plenty or good, water.
, Rheumatism is a direct result
of eating too much meat and
ether rich roods that produce uric
acid which is absorbed into thn
blood. It is the function of the
kidneys to filter thh acid from
tlt blood and ca it ont in kbr
urine: the pores of the skis are
also a means of freezing the
blood or this iuipuri'. In damp
and chilly cold wcalnrr the. skin
pores ara clorl thus forcing th
kidneys to do double work. ihry
b"Coni: weak and -lurpi-ti and
fail to fliir.inatc 'no url-! nid
wnicn keeps accuuiiiIatinK ami !
circulatiuc through the tyutcm.
evrntnally tiettlinc li the joiius
and ninsclc. canir.t stilfnoKti.
-oreness and 'rain raltrd rluuni
utisni. At tin riiht twiriRf of rlicurra
tism Pt from muy rh.irniary ahtvit
f'ir oanrrs of J.t.l Sj.lt.s; .t a
tablespoon till in a kI.is or walr
ind drink lM?r.rr lrrkr.iit etch
niorninr tor a wt-.-k. This K stld
t-lhninatf uric acid ly .llinn-1-ititiR
tho kidn'-y to novniil ar
t Imi. thus ridding tho blootl of
Jad Salts in irexpi-nnivi. barm
ir. and Is made rrom the aril
of. grapes and lemon Juirr. ro-.n-bined
with lithla nd H usd with
ucellcnt results by thousand of
folks who are subject to rheum
Children's Play Suits
Heavy Denim, values " AQ
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niul (rep! tie Cliinp;
rrgiilar altict f-"J.r'l.
7" W M T af
Boys' Suits and
Made from the best of wool fabrics, in' the classy
styles appreciated by boys who care. The suits are
in two lots ;
Values to $15.00
LOT 2 :
Values to $25.00
Ages: 5 to 16 years
We have just 20 in stock; values
to.$20l Your choice -
1 Cood Goods.