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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1921
issued Daily Except Monday by ' .
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PROTESTING AGAINST PROPOSED BOX FACTORY
The International Timber Workers' Union and the Loyal
Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen are protesting against a
proposed box factory at the penitentiary
Because it would employ convict labor in competition
with free labor. J
It would. - '
TVftco wnrVincr mrn have a richt to protest.
5 But, in the opinion of The Statesman, this protest is
scarcely necessary, for the members of the Legislature, when
look into he proposition , will find that it is
fantastic, in sav the least. To build a box factory at the pen
itentiary, to take care of the manufacturing of boxes from
the log to the finished article; which is the proposal, the
walls of the prison would have to be vastly extended, and
very expensive machinery would have to be installed, and
new buildings constructed j
At a total expense of many thousands of dollars.
Then the securing of the timber would have to be looked
after, and the logging of it. 1
A half million dollars would not be too. much.
And then the operation of the factory would have to be
looked after and there is no one who can say with assur
ance that it would be well looked after, or that the factory
would be successful, under state direction.
So there is little likelihood that the Oregon Legislature
will rush into such a fantastic undertaking
There was little likelihood.' ven before the making of
this protest, by the working people, - 4 w -.,i'i&&'f.uimx&-
cident with this declining cost for money has been a distinct
gain in the values of bonds, both those 01 the government
issues and of the- stronger private issues. Secretary Hous
ton's offering of $250,000,000 of Treasury certificates was
oversubscribed more than twice, the outcome showing the ex
istence of a substantial volume of fluid funds which can be
reached when an offer is sufficiently attractive. Encouraged
by this relatively better supply of cash considerable new fi
nancing is now understood to be m prospect and may De put
into effect at an early date."
Mr. Clews concludes his weekly letter with the following,
referring to the stock market: "While it is quite. possible
that the 'present dullness will continue for some time longer,
no apprehension exists that prices will fall for any great
extent, for the reason that liquidation has been so drastic
there is no fear of it being renewed on an extended scale;
as a matter of fact the floating supply is exceedingly small."
A friend of ours who voted for
Cox Is growing tide whiskers so
as to conceal his identity. fcx-cliangc.
President-elect Haiding has
probably pone to Florida to Ret
acquainted with the sharks, just
a If his experience since the elec
tion had not been sufficient.
In view of the fact that Her
bert Hoover has accomplished so
much in relieving the hunger of
the stricken in Europe, why not
make him recretary of the inter
ior?, suggests a friend at the
The result of that Cuban elec
tion U still undetermined. Col.
Kryan ought to have Leen one of
the candidates then it wouldn't
have been at all close.. The other
tellow would have bad a landslide.
The eastern press is discussing
the question whether Abraham
Lincoln was a member of the
J.ethodist church. The next thin;
will be a dissertation on the point
whether Noah was the original
J Especially Is this true, wheq members of the Legislature
upon investigation will find,' if any of them is not. already
aware of the fact, that there is at 1 the penitentiary now a
flax plant,' which! runs the whole year : through, on the in
side of the walls; that it is equipped with ample buildings for
the' present ; that it Is successful ; that it wdrks- continually
at; a profit; that, without the appropriation of a dollar, it is
capable of installing spinning machines -for the making of
fishermen's seine twines and other twines from flax fiber
. And that this work can be extended to hemp fiber, for
the making of s3Ck twine and other twines
: That, with additions paid for from the money made by
the plant itself, it can be extended, so as to do artificial
That in the doing of all this great industries will be built
up, distributing vast sums to the farmers for their flax and
' And that, in due course, the business will become large
enough to employ all the convict( labor, and sufficiently prof
itable to pay the whole of the runningexpenses of the pen
itentiary. The sensible thing to do, the statesman-like thing, is to
provide for the extension 6f the flaxindustry at the peni
tentiary, and to add hemp: and, if it may seem best to reach
quickly some of the ends aimed at, to provide some new mon
ey for additional machinery and equipment and facilities
v Though these can all be paid for out of the profits of the
industry itself, if it is given the right management and en
couragement and a few years of time.
The house has passed a bill for
stabilizing the charges for legal
advertising in newspapers in Ore
con. The senate should give this
bill a favorable vote. It will make
little difference in rates, in most
cases, but in sonic counties it will
aid legitimate newspapers in se
curing justice in this respect.
CLEWS REPORTS FURTHER PROGRESS
. Henry Clews, the Wall Street authority, in his current
weekly letter, reports further progress in the general im
provement of the business and financial conditions of the
country. Following are excerpts:
n "Improvement ir business has continued to be in evi
dence as demonstrated by several factors in the current sit
uation. One is the revival of retail buying demand in various
parts of the country, which has resulted in the presence of a
substantial and active body of purchasers of spring goods in
this city during, the past week. Another is the resumption
of activity at still more plants and a consequent increase in
employment in various parts of the country.
"Following closely upon an announcement that the re
prvo ratio of the Federal Reserve System had advanced to
48 per cent, Governor Harding of the Federal Reserve Board
in an address lh this city on tne evening of January 17, made
nn unequivocal statement to the effect that banking condi
tions had now passed the point of greatest strain and were
cidemy well along on the rtfad toward a stable situation.
There has been a marked reduction of inter reserve bank dis-
counts and local conditions generally have improved. Coin-
Next week's Salem slogan sub
ject is spinach. If you have in
formation of value on this head,
please let the slogan editor, know.
The world is using and should
tse a great deal more spinach,
and the Salem district can furnish
't, of the highest quality. 1 and
make a . profjLouUoLJLU ,,,..
an invasion of the yellow race.
The implication is that the history
of the movement in the south
rr.ay L-e repeated in California an 1
Oregon and Washington with
the Japanese as its objects of re
pression. This is a strange movement
for this day and age. We of the
1'nitrd States may not find our
laws perfect or their administra
tion by our courts j Impeccable;
but wcjare a law-abiding people
and w?) have faith in the Justice
and equity of our courts. We
do not need any masked body of
men.' acting fecreily and upon
their own initiative, to administer
cur laws in regard to the Japan
ese or any other race. It is in
conceivable that the citizens of
California, Oregon and Washing
ton would, for one moment, per
mit such bloody and violent ont
rages upon any class of our resi
dents or upon any individual
member of an alien race as were
practiced by the Ku KIux Klan
in th south.. Whatever offenses
against law and order may be
committed in these states are
amply covered by our system of
justice and can safely be left to
its proper administrators. We
have no ned for a Ku Klux Klan
to aid in the settlement of the
Japanese question; we have no
desire to see the fair name of our
states tarnished by lawless secret
organizations. There may be room
for a society to aid in maintain
ing the supremacy of the white
race but it is not through blaz
ing crosses, white-draped and
masked riders and threats of mys
terious reprisals that the suprem
acy of any race can be maintained
courage and. strength to modify
bis own view when a crisis arose
and meet the situation rather
than stand stubbornly on a lost
piinciple. That some sort of a
compromise is essential, is all too
obvious, but a nice adjustment of
judgment is necessary to so tem
per justice atj this time that
mercy does not exceed the bounds
of absolute necessity and victim-)
ize the victors to the triumph of
It was as a Socialist that ISriand
once defeated the excesses of So
cialism in France, when, in the
grave crisis of the ryndicalist rail
road strike nearly 20 years ago.
he never hesitated to call th
strikers to the colors and enforce
military discipline, a masterly act
that effectually handled a very
dangerous situation at that time.
If therefore his mind has not
lest its cunning, he would seem
to be the logical man for the pres
ent stupendous task. He .has the
faculty for parley with friends
and enemies alike, while main
taining a firm stand on any ques
tion he has once definitely de
cided. And he has the faculty
tcr making quick and vital de
cisions and putting them into ac
tion, lie has hhowu himself a
leader who can lead, in the face
of the opposition of his own party.
And he is known to hold the vital
necessity of acting in accord
with Great Britain and the United
States in this controversy. Hut
PET T IS FOB
Voters Ask Removal of ToIk
County Judge, Asa ,
if it rnmpu In an Iwllnn 1 nrnh-
he is of sufficiently strong caliber Liematical. Many of the present
; Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, the
woman suffragist, has settled
with two heirs of Frank Leslie
by giving them $260,000 of the
estate left by the publisher, whos3
entire property was given to Mrs.
Catt to assist in the cause of fe
male suffrage. It is evident that
the heirs stroked the fur the right
Kt KLUX KL.VX.
Propaganda Is appearing In
various papers throughout the
country advocating the revival of
of the Ku KliVx Klan. which was
m outgrowth of reconstruction
conditions in the south after the
Civil war. This "Invisible Km
pire," as It was called, assumed
the prerogatives of law and
courts, administering punish
ments lo both, blacks and whites,
which became so outrageous and
so menacing that the federal gov
ernment was railed upon to sup
press its lawlessness.
The present organization fol
lows in the footsteps of the orig
inal K. K. K. in Its secrecy, its
n: asked members and its purpose,
which is announced as the "fur
therance of everlasting fidelity to
white supremacy and Its mainte
nance in all things." It also pro
poses to follow the methods which
made this body a terror to the
People cf . the south and which
resulted in outrages against all
law and order. -
It Is announced that efforts ar
to be concentrated upon complet
ing a strong organization upon
the Pacific coast, since the west
ern states are threatened with
Music arranger, and played by
f Lillian McElroy Hunt -
on our Hopfrjftnfii organ
With Elliott Dexter, Milton Sills and Mabel Julienne
A big storrthat binds the Great Northwest with
the drawing rooms of London
Louis Clautn in "The Lwpard Woman"
and "Manhattan Trio" Some Singers
Where the Big Shows Play
ArUtide ISriand. one of that co
terie of statesmen whose extreme
Socialistic views became consid
erably modified under the stress
of responsibility of office, is again
at the head or the Frenth govern
ment. He resumes office in a
poignant crisis, more critical than
any he was called upon to weath
er in the France of 20 years ago
when he took so stern a stand
against syndicalism and sabotage.
For today he faces both Inter
nal and external complications at
the height of bitter controversy,
when France sees the fruits of
victory slipping frontier through
(Jermany's economic breakdown.
Poincare is leading the faction
which demands its full pound of
flesh from the beaten foe, even
as that foe demanded it or France
in 1870. I5ut to obtain that full
pound would appear to necessi
tate the killing of the goose that
lays the eggs; and allied states-
to aid Immeasurably In forming
those views, of meeting the states
men of Great Hritain and America
on an equality of judgment. He
has succeeded in uniting feroc
iously opposing factions in the
past on matters cf interna! pol
icy for France and there is every
reason to hope that this attribute
will serve France well In the
But the controversy Is bitter
and complicated, since the argu
ments on both sides have the ear
marks of reason - and justice.
France has suffered cruelly and
is entitled to reparation. Sub
merged, in her own sorrows, it Is
difficult for her peoples to re
gard any necessary relief to Ger
many with equanimity. ' On the
other hand, if the 'exaction of that
reparation is but to prolong the
agony for all concerned, reason
must supersede stern justice and
concessions are inevitable. It is
easier for the other allies to makj
these concessions, especially Brit
ain and the United States, for
they are not surrounded by the
bitter evidence of the bloody con
test on all sides as Is France,
whose soil. is one vast graveyard
and whose devastation is one
huge, ghastly monument to rnth
lessness. Hence, .ttriand's task
is infinitely greater than that of
other allied statesmen who can
meet the questions involved with
a less emotional background.
I BITS FOR BREAKFAST I
Still they come
Orders for Welcome Edition of
The Statesman, to be sent to every
corner of the world.
Men who keep tab on such mat
ters say a good many new people
are In Salem, and more coming
every day. We cannot get too
many of the right kind.
The 151 ts for Breakfast man
DALLAS, Or.. Jan. 2C (Spe
cial to the Statesman) The pe
titions asking for the recall of
County Judge Asa B. Robinson
were filed by the petitioners with
County Clerk Floyd D. Moore.
Monday afternoon. The petitions
contained the names of 88? reg
istered legal voters of. Polk coun
ty. According to the law of Ore
gon, Judge Robinson has until
the end of this week to resign
from the office and have a suc
cessor appointed by the governor,
otherwise the recall election will
The recall petitions have been
circulated through various parts
of the county and from reports
coming to Pallas there are many
residents throughout the county
who are bitterly opposed to the
movement. Th recall was stait
ed because it was alleged that
Judge Robinson has let the roads
of the county go to pieces during
the term of his office, making
travel in some parts of the coun
ty Impossible during the wet sea
son of the year.
Whether the recall will carry
Rheumatism, lumbago, neuri-mtes It
tis, backache, rtlff neck. sore
muscles, strains. . aching jolnu.
When you are suffering so you
can hardly get around. Just try
"Red Pepper Rub"-and yo will
have the quickest relief known.
Nothing bus fcuch concentrated,
penetrating heat as red peppers.
Instant relief. Just as soon as
you, apply Red Pepper" Rub yon
feel tinaling beat. In three min-
warms me fore toot
through and through. Frees lie
blood circulation, breaks up th
congestion and pain Is gone.
Rowles Red Pepper Rub, mad
ftom red Tappers, costs little at
any drug store. Get a jar at
ence. Almost instant relief awaiu
you. Use it for colds in chest.
No matter what you have used for
pain or congestion, don't fail to
try Red Pepper Rub.
county court supporters In both
Independence and Dallas claim
that it cannot and that a big ma
jority of the people who signed
the petitions did so to get rid of
At a meeting held in Dallas in
December by the backers of the
recall movement J. T. Ulrich of
Alrlie was nominated to oppose
Judge Robinson should the recall
be carried through.
Growers Give Spraying.
Fruit men who have spraying
to do this spring, will be Interest
ed in the announcement of the
Oregon Growers' Co-operative as
sociation that a spraying demon
stration will be held Saturday the
29th at the home of G. D. Wilson.
996 Mill street, corner of Capitol.
A representative of the Hardie
sprayer will be In the city and as
sist in the demonstration. And as
spraying Is of special Importance
this season to growers, not only
members of the association are in
vited to be present. , but all men
who are' Interested In various ways
The demonstration will begin at
the home of Mr. WUson, Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
men are vccrlne around in ih
disconcerting fact that justice I
must ! tf-m pored with mercy if I know ot a new arrival who is a
not for the foes' sake, at least I !e mfx,tent, man Jf0 toT
for their own. That mercy must
be conceded at the expense of the
allies, and more particularly of
devastated France, Is becoming
increasingly obvious as the en
deavor to put the Versailles treaty
Into effect progresses. But the
faction led by Poincare will have
none of it. They see only France's
dire need and remember only
Germany's guilt and the misery
and wretchedness engendered by
The choice of Driand at this
stage is significant, for while he
has been closely associated with
Poincare and his unrelenting
views, he has ever shown the
; FUTUItK HATES.
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dlt. s!, huytoa and
Orrti,n t'itjr hirh riwU rnrottia.
January 27. TW,dv Cuild dance.
January 2 to SO ln(ratan conven
tion of VY. M. f. A. in K.l-m
Kebruary a. Thuriar Inro day.
how and V. ut fair ground.
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willairctu va Lnitaraity of Idaho, at
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nriay nasKPii.ai willameu va. Con
sa. al Kponane.
u.".. , Tneiday Ba.kttball.
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tri.u,;. MiiUmet O. A. C, at
Vr?h'Jl' Friday liHaUl
N",",l"r 54. Tkaradar tentative) .
fill. He has had experience In gen
erkl merchandise and other lines.
If some one wants to get In touch
with such a man. the Bits for
Breakfast man -would be glad to
hear from htm.
, The movement for a cold stor
age plant in Salem has reached
the stage where the firms who
build such plants are making esti
mates. All the leading firms in
this line have been asked to fur
nish figures, and most of tbem
have agreed to do so. and ''are
working on the tentative plans.
There are at least five prospec
tive private cold storage plants
for Salem, Including the one to be
built this year at the dehydration
plant. But all of them, and a
municipal plant besides, will have
all tho business they can handle,
within a few years likely long
before they are all built. This is a
development ot this, great fruit
district that must come soon; and
the fact Is that , it should have
been begun two or three years
ago. There are prospects of much
wasfe the coming season, and this
must be avoided to the greatest
possible extent In the future. If
Salem Is to function as a fruit
center as It should as It must.
Hope a Reality
Lyko brings a new view of life
to the weak and debilitated. Hope
springs again in the onco discour
aged mind. Strength and courage
reappear and the man once more
takes his place among those who
enjoy vibrant health and enerjy.
PILES AT ONCE
Almost Inslxnt Relief and 'at Very
The moment you apply a littlo
Mentho-Suliihur the itching, irri
tation and bleeding stops. Don't
continue to suffer because quick
relief awaits you. 4
Any drug-gist win supply yon
wJlX.. 11 Jar of Mentho-Sul-Phur.
This seems o soothe, heal
and dry ud the trouhto nnuvr
Tlx Orcal General Ten
tends to put the "human machine"
tn perfect working order by help
ing 10 restore tbe
bodily functions to
their normal activity.
It regulates the
Bowel, prrreata cawatl na
tion, increojen the appetila.
thnulatee attest ion and
tone ap Ik arete ia
Lyka is sana'ae tared
M the moat mod era Ub
ratorieeandortbMnaet nyienic condltione.
An4 rry bottle ia
teetod ae te tnotfcera
Pute value of the
The phyawina-ieai effort
of ita componrata ie
roroaniaoa by --ti'
Ask Your Druggist
Make the Uat today of Lylo If yon nerd
a laaauvo tooie. for youraeU how earn
'rw doece wiU relieve jmo. Sold only in
KTial packacoaat all leadias draft-atom.
LYKO MEDICINE COMPANY
Now York IT a 1 Cat
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For sale by all druggists. Al
ways in stock at Perry's Drug
100 Clothes Satisfaction
ThU 1 Just what you get in your suit made to your tneauure
Tie- well dreMMtl, order your salt
now, the extra pant 'double tbe
life of your mil.
And. too, the new low price oa
woolens makr It Knaiblo for us
to aril you a ault aad extra paats 1
aa low aa
Make tho beat "clothe IaYrst
ment of your life by ordering
your suit today .
WOOLEN H1LS STORE
420 State Street Satan. Oregon
Throughout the Store
Down come prices, regardless of our loss. .
Several lines we are completely closing out
others we have in but a few broken styles "
and sizes. You must see to appreciate the
real value of these bargains.
Salem Variety Store
152 N. Commercial SL
E. L. King and Dorsey D. Smith, experienced automobile
and transportation men, under the incorporated firm name el
bare established a permanent high-class suto has lice betveea
SALEM and PORTLAND
on the. following temporary schedule, which will be Increased
just as soon as other equipment Is finished la about ten days:
Lr. Salem 8:20 a.m.
Lr." Portland. 11:00 a. m.
Lv. Salem 2:00 p. m.
Lv. Portland 5:00 p.m.
Ar. rortland 10:45 a.m.
Ar. Salem l:lSp. m.
Ar. rortland 4:15 p. m.
Ar. Salem 7:15 p.m.
Hlgh-claEs service will be maintained with special twelve
pattrr.grr Cadillac. Cars are heated and have the rear seat
partitioned ofr ror the benefit or smokers.
Start from Hotel Marlon; arrive and leave Portland from
Tho Journal building.
-Rates: $1.75 Each Way
For Information and seat reservation, telephone the Tele
phone Operator at Hotel Marion. 2010.
V.'e guarantee high-class service JLo the ladles.
(See special aI. in this paper for name for this New
Auto Bus Line)
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