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THURSDAY MORNING. JULY 21, 1921
Salemj Most Beautiful I City in the West, Must Grow Each Year Still More
Beautiful, and this Can Be Accomplished Easily by a Spirit of Co-operation
THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON
the era OF SUMMER in :
: HER FACE. BUT HER IITE MB HAS TIE GYPSY
r STAIH OF THE LOGANBERRY WRITES ill. C. DIBBLE
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' And Salem Is Robed in Purple as Becomes Her Rank, but! the Shade Is That of
"j the Italian Prune-And Salem Was Born in Peace, But Goes Marching as to
War; Her Bannered Shoulder Bears the Glowing Spike of the Gladiolus And
V , Her; Strength Is. as the Strength of the Eternal Hills. I 5ES!
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There Is an Indian legend (and
it la as good a legend as any
one's and a little truer), that be-
iore The Statesman was, or Ladd
b Bush's bank, or the pictures
que first stores on Commercial
street, that on the bit of level
beach where North Mill creek
jneets the Willamette, the Indi
ans once held a council. What
question was there composed,
whether the difference was be
tween the warriors ot one tribe,
or of many. Is not to our purpose.
Put of this we , may be sure:
gravely the pipe' went round, the
blue smoke ascending lazily. One
attar another with rrnat . defer
ence to convention, the leading
men aroBe, and, 'speaking; with de
.1 Deration, sat slowly down. The
tranquil waters: of the Wlllam
ette passed before the Lodge on
; tneir way 10 me great sail iaae
The place ol this meeting was
Vailed Chemeketa. or Place of
That which, was begun in quiet
ness was carried on. One of the
Reading streets of the young city
wassailed Chemeketa. Later it
was" a hotel that was so named.
'The founders, too, left In the cen
ter an ample space ot ground,
whera the people might hold coun-
'y ael. Trees, too, were left In abun
dance, and more planted. The
v early yards were large and open.
) The very same Salem, means City
'of Peace. . .. - . .
Go now any summer's day to
Willson square. Seat yourself
under, say, the broad leaves of
! .the tulip tree. Soon now will the
' five blocks of ordered serenity
steal In upon you. What soft.
'vagrant winds there are that
come and go! Tnat views mere
of the postoffice building what
l . siuaieav resuui iui mu
Xboy. with la book 4h, yes, Wil-
., Jcmette pampas, . .- r ol
i LDoets dead! and rone." Is that the
! electric depot? what ants . they
i! are. and how they hurry. Those
! "white fleets from the Pacific;
: ther nass slowly to far unchart
ed seas.' The fountain near plays
' with Its waters and there Is the
-rt of fall In sr rain, quick splash
I es, and, long, soft gurgles, and
- the unheard melody of dying
; sonnd. And. friend, this is Sa
lem, built on the site of Chemeke
ta.' City ot Peace. ,
It Is the summer of 1921, and.
,you are going down the paved
streets of a most modern paved
- city. They are 100 feet wide and
'the Oregon maple lines them to
your comfort and to mine. Ride
or: walk, these broad streets in-
;tlte to leisure and the long, long
.thoughts of youth. That spacious
house with the children looks out
on no narrow prisoned lane. Note
"the next car turn there's your
curve of beauty. But see them
wlth banners to the length and
'breadth of them; the rise and
'fail, the rhythmic flow. Then
off with your -Jrat' us . the' Queen
.nausea, but not al? tor the Queen.
' To be . a boy again and see the
llephant as he goes by really
him: And the hills rise in
' generics view at' the ends, the
pniv hills and the Liberty hills
'and the mysterious blue hills
hr hrln the Cascades. Those
cluster lights, how soft and yel-
low; how soft and rich and regu
lar at night. This city.
we will remember, was begun
with a great council, and the
name ot the meeting place was
Stroll down- to the Willamette
there is a river among many,
and at your door. Dancing bright
are the waters as they go under
the bridge. Away to the south
is the luring curve of the shore
line; It breaks and anothej be
gins. The rim of trees In Polk
county shows cool waters and the
dusk of leaf-built caverns. The
Polk hills "creep stealthily' to
the river's edge. The hoarse rat
tle of the kingfisher merges
curiously with the slow lap of
the water. Was It here that you
brought the children a few eve-
rings ago. and do their childish
voices still linger In the evening
air? Was it here that you
brought Her many years ago, and
told that age-old story? '
Or another mood is on, and you
go fishing In one of the creeks
that break and Intrigue and
charm the city. You meet a boy
and his baited hook is In! and
out the water. You ask him. If
the fish are biting. , Tie tells
you they are, but biting one an
other. You decide then to sit
down and think it over. Fishing
is without question an ignoble
sport, and not worthy a gentle
man dreamer. Fishing now with
a camera under these thick wil
lows that would be just the
thing. That creek talking away
to Itself, Just listen to it. You
throw some stones in the water,
but now very idly. ThU
is North Mill creek, and you are
near the old meeting ground, of
the Indians Chemeketa the
Place of Peace.
But, friend," make no mistake;
Because Salem is restful and of
fers retreats for the spirit, be
cause she has serenity and beauty
and the great mystery of charm,
do not dig the easy pitfall of
belief that she is weak or sluggish
or has herself no spirit. Always
we may note that where there is
true repose there is strength,
where there Is real silence there
Is power and where there is
beauty there are still and irres
istible forces, and they have been
a long time working.
In those Intimate and well loved
hills. On those level and close in
prairies, down the river on the
rich black bottoms, there is many
and many a loganberry yard
where the green waves are Tun
ning high: 4000 acres which thou
sands of pickers are stripping of
crimson fruit, assembling it in
boxes and crates, tumbling it into
trucks which, roaring, converge
by one stained road after another
at the great Juice, factory, tne jam
and ielly factories, the canneries
the packing plants and driers ot
It may be said again: put your
self in the soft ways of beauty
and you are buoyed and swept on
hv the stream of Dower. You
look at the paper mill at dusk
and that lofty mass is transfigur
fid: it Is the outpost of some eel
estial city. Tomorrow there will
be men at their posts and turning
wheels. Tomorrow there will be
the mingled tumult of all the pro
cesses whereby the fragrant balm
and tall white fir become the fin
est naper. In the morning you
listen to the careless laughter of
Mill creek; and It is good you can;
but there are 10,000 acres of Ital
ian prunes to pick In tne alter
nnnn: an d thp bees will not be
more numerous in the hives man
the pickers on the hills; and the
purple product will pass from tree
to drier, and from drier to pack
ing Bhed. and from the packing
shed smoking engines will toil
without ceasing to put It in the
markets of the east.
You walk our streets today and
it is cool, and the vistas are love
ly; but at the dehydrating plant
there are three shuts of men ana
the dry kilns never lose one de
gree of their fiery heat, i ou take i
off your hat in Willson square
and the blue sky and the green
earth are one; but in the juice fac
tory they are bottlmg Jets or
flame and pushing them out on
trails that lead around the world.
You hear the rustle of the birch
leaves where you sit . but down on
the great mill by the river there
are fleets of brown logs riding at
anchor, and some are being grap
pled and handed over to hungry
saws that tear them into beams
and boards and rafters.
Now take the car to the lai-
grounds. Pauw In the oak grove
at the entrance. Heat your eyas
iu those deep brown shadows.
You might be In some chambered
cave. Or in some recessed glade
of Parrlsh's silent city. But you
tee only the hush before a thun
derous dawn. In September this
will be a campers' city, i and po
liced. To and fro from the gates,
day and night, there will be
thousands of echoing footfalls.
There will be a whir in mach
inery hall, the bellow of cattle,
the sham bark of the sandwich
mab. the rending chant or tne
merry-go-round, the roar of many
tractors, and always the tread of
many feet and the hum of many
voices, all mingling, rising, break
ing and all beginning again, aeu
the State Fair of Oregon will be
on? once more.
Salem walks with the beauty 01
summer in ner iace, dui er
white apron has the gypsy stain
of the loganberry.
Salem is robed in purple as De-
comes her rank, but the shade is
that ot the Italian prune.
Salem was born in peace, but
goes marching as to war her
bannered shoulder bears the glow
ing spike of the gladiolus.
W. C. DIBBLE
Salem, Or., July 19, mi.
SALEM MS A TE III THE HALL OF HE FOR
TREES Of THE AMERICAN FDBESTBY
This Is the Great Walnut Tree on the R. P. Boise Home Lawn, Court and Church
Streets, and It Was Planted 53 Years Ago by . Mrs. Eugene Bfeyman The
Other Historic Trees in the Hall of Fame for Trees Make Famo
Salem's Splendid Walnut Tree-
Tha Salpm walnut tree in the Hall of Fame for trees, plant-
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ed by Mrs. Eugene Breyman, on tne lawn ol tne tfreyman ViiSOn is in front of the Brooks
The first tree to be nominated
by a United States senator for a
place in the Hall of Fame for trees
with a history; one in honor of
Wood row Wilson and also the
"Old Pine" at Dartmouth Col
lege, were recently announced by
the American Forestry association.
Senator Charles L. McXary of
Oregon nominated a walnut at
Salem. Oregon, planted by Mrs.
Eugene Breyman. a pioneer in
t,he Oregon country 53 years ago.
The tree bears several tons of
nuts annually and has a circum
ference of ten feet eleven inches
where Senator McNary's head
would touch the trunk. The mea
surement was made by Professor
Heed of the United State depart
ment of agriculture.
This now- famous walnut tree,
with a place in the Hall of Fame
for trees, stands In the yard of
the residence of R. P. Boise, at
the corner of Court and Church
streets, Salem. Mrs. Eugene
ureyman, who planted the tree.
was the mother of Mrs. Boise
also of the deceased wife of Sen
The tree in honor or Woodrow
hnmo at Court and Church streets; now the home of Mr.
and Mrs. R. P. Boise. The picture shows Senator McNary
standing by the historic tree. ,
Gertrude Robison Ross
Lilacs in the scented Spring,
Asters in the Fall;
Hollyhocks the summer throiigh
By the garden wall;
And the Will that keeps them so
High above them all!
Little peoples bend their backs
'Neath the victor's rod ;
Hoary nations sick with strife
Crumble in the sod
But the tulips lift their heads
For the love of God.
Men uncover bitter things
Faith and truth to kill,
Shout aloud their infamies :
To the world and still
Roses spread their scented bloom
At their Maker's will.
Kings and kingdoms rear their heads
Kings and kingdoms fall j
Poppies still the summer through
Bloom beside the wall;
Violets in the silver Spring,
Dahlias in the Fall! ,
Memorial Art Gallery in Overton
Park at Memphis, Tenn.
The Old Pine at Dartmouth,
dear to all the old grads, was
nominated by Allan B. Downes
of Lebanon, N.H. On July 29,
IS 87, the Old Pine was struck by
lightning and on June 14. 1892,
the tree was further damaged by
a whirlwind. The last class day
before the tree was taken down
was in June, 1895, for the tree
was taken down in July and a
marker placed near the stump
which has been treated with pre
servatives. Other candidates announced as
having been given a place in the
association's records are:
The Battle Ground Oak mark
ing the Battle of Guilford Court
house, X.C. in the Revolutionary
war. The nomination was made
by Mrs. Dorian H. Blair, histor
ian of the Daughters of the Am
The "G. A. R. Elm." on Belle
Isle, in the Detroit river, nomin
ated by D. S. Kimball of Detroit
and planted by the Fairbanks
post, the largest post in the state
The Sycamore Tree shading the
headquarters of General Wash
ington at White Plains, nomin
ated by Mrs. Jeremiah T. Lock-
The Cornwallis-Aaron Burr Oak
at Charlotte, N.C., nominated by
Miss V. G. Alexander of the North
Carolina society of the Colonial
Dames of America.
The Lewis Cass tree in the city
park of Elyrla, Ohio. The tree
is 250 years old and has a cir
cumference of 14 feet five inches
above the ground
The McDonough Oak at New
Orleans, nominated by Clarence
F. Low. The tree is named for
the man whose fortune helped to
found the public school system of
New Orleans and Baltimore. The
Oak has a circumference of 27
The Crosswicks Oak in New
Jersey, nominated by Mrs. Wil
liam H. Rogers. The tre has a
circumference of 26 M feet and
marks the site of a Revolutionary
war hospital and headquarters of
the Hessian troops on their march
from Philadelphia to Freehold.
The Washington Oak on the
Hampton Plantation. Santee riv
er, S.C.. nominated, by J. Dan
forth Bush of Wilmington. Del.
The home which Washington vis
ited and which thar tree now
shades was built by Daniel Horry,
a French Huguenot, In 1750.
The Wallis Elm. named for the
one-time land king of Pennsyl
vania, was nominated by Bruce A.
Hunt, of wnilamsport. The lm
is at Hall's station. The tree was
planted in 1770 by Lydta llol-
lingsworth of Philadelphia, who
became Mrs. Wallis. Were the
timber standing today that Wal
lis once owned, it is 'estimated
his fortune would equal that of
the world's 10 richest men. The
tree has a girth of 15 feet four
js Company for
The Live Ofak at Pomona, Calif.
marking the spot where in 1837
the first whi e settlers camped In,
Pomona Valjey. nominated by .
Mrs. Stephen Alden, chairman ol
the Old Trails committee of thl
Daughters ot the American Revo
The Whitf Oak that mark tha
site of the battles on Kelth'a Hill
in King Phillip's wars and "Haa-
sanimiftco," jnow Grafton,, Mass.,
nominated jby Georgiana Keith ,
The Washington Willow at Con-
stantine. Mich., nominated by Tanl
R. Westervjlle. The parent wil
low over Washington's tomb fur
nished In 87 shoots for this
tree. ' ,
The Richard R. Reed Elm on
Lincoln Highway one mile west ot
Van Wert, phlo. Long known aa
the Fostnaught Elm, this tree,, hat
been named for aviator Reed, who
lost hSS life in the wat and waa
nominated py William Fostnaught,
The elm H ten feet eight inchea
Nominations of trees with, a'
history forj the Hall ot Fame are
made to the American Forestry
Association at Washington, by
historical Organisations. ' - .
Additional Slogan Matter on Pages
1 and 4 of this sort Jon.
DATES OF SLOGANS IN DAILY STATESMAN
f (In Twice-a-Wek Statesman Following Day)
Loganberries. Oct 7.
Prunes, Oct. 14.
Dairying, Oct II.
Flax Oct. 28.
Filberts, Not. 4.
Walnuts, Nor. 11.
Strawberries, Not. 18.
' Apples, Not. S.
Raspberries, Dec X.
Mint, Dec. 9.
Great cows, Deo. 1.
Blackberries. Dec. 21.
Cherries. Dec 10.
Pears, Jan. 6, 1821. '
Gooseberries and Currants, Jn.
Corn. Jan. 20.
Celery, Jan. 27. 7 -
Spinach, Feb. 1.
Onions, Feb. 10.
Potatoes, Feb. 17.
Dees, Feb. 24.
Mining, March 2. v '-v
Goata, March 10.
Beans, March 17.
Paved highways, March 24.
Broccoli, Marcr 21.
Legumes, April 14. "
Asparagus. April 21.
nni, Anrli t
Drug garden, May 5.
Sugar beets. May 12.
Sorghum, May 19.
Cabbage, May 26.
Poultry nd Pet Stock,
Land. June 9.
Dehydration, Jane 18.
Umm. June 23.
Wholesale and Jobbing, June
Cucumbers, July 7.
Hogs, July 14.
City Beautiful, flowers
bulbs, July 21.
Schools, July Z8.
Sheen Aur. 4.
National Advertising, Aug. 11.
Seeds. Aug. 18.
Livestock, Aug. 25.
Antrtmntive Industry, Sept. l.
fiin and Grain Products.
vt .nnfartnrtne. Sept. 16.
Woodworking and other things.
Paper Mill, Sept 29.
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Seven Year Old Barcelona Filbert Tree at the&bz-McNary
Farm Near Salem. (Walter T. Stolz ! in the foreground.)
Tcrhaps you may yet remember
The Tulips in Bloom
over at our place, Well, there are none in bloom now,
but nevertheless you are cordially invited to
From the Tulip Farm of "Dibble & Franklin, Salem
Visit The Tulip Farm x '.
where we are beginning to dig the bulbs preparatory to
summer curing. You may there find answer to some of
your questions relating to size,! grading, rate of try
crease, etc. Do not forget also that there will be
Gladioli in Bloom , .,
Our tulip and narcissus price list will be.
out now in about three weeks.
from the Polk end of the bridgei
Farm one half mile
DIBBLE &' FRANKLIN
- Salem, Oregon
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