Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1921)
i t :
Issued Dally Except Monday by -THE
STAT hMMAX PUBLISHING COMPANY
216 8. Commercial St., Salem. Oregon
(Portland Office, 627 Board of Trade Building. . Phono Aatomatle
U UMBER OF THK ASSOCIATED PRESS
' The Associated' Press la exclusively entitled to the use for repub
lication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited
to this paper ad also the local news published herein.
R. J, Hendricks ...... .Manage!
biepben A. Stone ....... i ......... i .......... . Managing . Editor
DAILY -STATESMAN, served by carrier In Salem and suburbs. It
cents a week,-(S cents a month. . -
DAILY STATESMAN, by mail. In advance, fl a jer, ft for sb
-v months, $1.60 for three months. SO cents a month. In Martot
and Polk counties; outside of thes counties. 17 a year,
for tlx months, 1.75 for three months, Q cents a month. When
not paid In adfsnce. ! CO cenU a year additional.
TXXX PACIFIC HOMESTEAD, the great western wekly farm paper
j will be sent a year to anyone paying T advance to
pally Statesman. ' M ! ' .. .
6TJNDAY STATESMAN, fi.60 a yean 75 cents foi -six months, 44
cents for three months; 25 cents for 2 months; 1 cents toi
" one month. I " I- : "- !" ' .
V7EEKLT STATESMAN, Issned la two six-page sections, Tuesday
.and Fridays, $1 a year (If not paid In advance, 11.25); 60
cents for sis months: 25 cent for three months.
? Business Office, 21.
Circulation Department, 611
Job Department, 5S1
Soeiet Cdltor, 106
Entered at the Postoffice In Salem,
;TO FIGHT THE NON-PARTISAN LEAGUE IS A
! ;;V PATRIOTIC DUTY
Editor Statesman :
j am rather surprised that you devoted so touch of the
editorial space of tpdayfs Statesman to purported discussion
of the Non Partisan League more than five times as much
space to that subject as! is devoted to all other subjects com
bined; but I am more surprised at the content of your effort
to discredit the Non Partisan League. Instead of engaging
in the calling of namesjwhy not take up the program of the
League and discuss it intelligently? , ;
t If there is a need for the N. P. t., no amount of abuse
will kill it or prevent it 'from coming into Oregon. Ideas can
not be killed by persecution, and a mistaken idea may be kept
alive by such treatment. False ideas and theories can not
long survive the light of truth when applied to them. Then
why not tell the truth about any and all things that demand
public attention, and allow the people to arrive at their own
conclusions. . j ' - v :'. :. , . .
I know that this is! not the usual way, but I also know
that it is the only honest way. Distorting the facts so as
to give a wrong impression whether it be about the "nation
alization of the women! of Russia," or about Socialism, or
about the Non Partisan League,.must in the end react against
those who indulge in such distortion.. ' ;
As to whether, the League will come to Oregon or hot re
mains to be seen. As to whether the veiled threat of The
Statesman, by which it looks as though violence is advocated,
will be carried out, and the League organizers prevented from
peaceably organizing the Oregon farmer, also remains to be
seen." If this it not what is meant by, vThe Non Partisan
League organizers, if they are allowed to work at all in Ore
eon what is meant? Very sincerely.
i 'r:ur,,-:: 'J..vt4Mvr, A. SLAUGHTER,
Salem,' Augusts, 1921.
" Reference is made ini
torial page of The Statesman
No one need be surprised
i ! For The Statesman's editor believes that it is the duty
3f every patriotic citizen, as-well as of every loyal newspaper,
; to expose the workings of the Non Partisan League, for the
protection, as far as possible, of the dupes whose hard earned
money its leaders are after, and for the preservation of the
free institutions of this country v 7
:. For the Non Partisan League is merely one branch of
Socialism, as Bolshevism is another branch, as the I. W. W.
is another, and as there are many others ' i
. But every one of them' against the United States gov-
; ernment and the political doctrines upon which It is founded,
i Why should not an American with any red blood in his
veins oppose the spread of this
the life of all he holds sacred 7
i If these men had the power,
expression ,of opinion in this country. Why, then, should
they themselves complainf at the treatment they received at
the; hands of the American Legion m Kansas
I This is the program, as
) v We do not need hysterical
lar march of the iron battalions
And the men working under Lenine's direction in the
United States declare: : ...
I "We must : mercilessly destroy all remains of
governmental authority and class domination, lib
erating the prisoners, demolish prisons and police
pfficers, destroy, all legal papers pertaining to pri- ,
Vate ownership of , property, all field fences and
boundaries, and bum all certificates of indebtedness
r in a word, we must take care that everything is
wiped from the earth that is a reminder of the pri
vate ownership of property? to blow up barracks,
j military and police administration, shoot , the most
L promthent miKtary and police of ficers, must be the
1 ; important concern of the revolting working peoples
"We hate religion because it lulls the spirit with
j lying tales, takes away courage and faith in the
. : power .of man, faith in the triumph of justice here
, 1 in the real earth and not in a chimerical heaven
i -4-and we declare war on all gods and religious fa
bles. We are atheists." - 1 v ;
'-. The men committed to the
for whom a hearing is asked
the above corresDondent.
They had their hearing in
ing in North Dakota A
; And a North Dakota man at the Salem automobile camp
grounds told the writer on Saturday that his state will not
for a hundred years recover f mm the blight put upon it by
these same precious Socialists and Bolshevists of the Non
They asked for a hearing
count of the cringing of the politicians seeking office, and
.through the lying propaganda of a prostituted press, largely
bou-ht up with the blood money extracted from the pockets
of the dupes by the men like
county in this state, and Dronosing to cover all of Oregon
They will not get far in Oregon Our people are fore
warned. But thev will collect a eood deal of money among
the farmers of Oregon; who will get nothing but their re
cc:pt3 and a healthy hatred of themselves for being worked
suckers, unless there is a wide warning given by the news
r " rcrs. and the intelligent and patriotic i people of Oregon,
t . r newspapers and our people have a duty to perform which
una oi mem should shirk
Ar.3 the more nrnrrmtlv
iitii -uuLuuibju.uujiuvti . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . - . rrrr. , .
Manager Job Dept
Oregon, as second class matter
theabove communication to the edi-
of last Saturday.
poison calculated to'destroy
they would prevent any free
given out of the mouth of
outbursts, we need the regu
of the proletariat.?
above program are the ones
by such apologists for them as
:?.V'-:,- ; f
Russia. They had their hear
- V V' ''V . --v.
tfiere, and they got it, on ac
those now working. in lamhil
and ihn rnnrp trinrniiffhlv it is' Kavambar it. M a4 3 MarWa em
performed, the less loot these imported uorgmners" will ret,
and the shorter will be the time it will take for this move
ment against our institutions and our very social fabric to run
its course in this state. ,
Japan bags delayed the evaeu-"
atlon of Siberia until order Is re
stored, of which date Japan In,
of course, to be the sole judge.
Salem ought to be a great seed
growing center. Help the slogan
editor to prove it.. Today or to
morrow. 7 '
The criticism of delay in the
distribution and payment of ex
soldiers', claims might be done
away with If IIell-and-Maria"
Dawes were placed in charge of
the work. j
There 1 somej difference of
opinion' as to whether the disarm
tment conference ought to meet
on Armistice day, November 11.
If everybody, was; quite sure that
the outcome would be universal
peace, some one suggests that
Thanksgiving day would be more
Sergt. Alvln York, is about to
.ose his farm down in Tennessee,
being unable to jraise a mortgage
of $12,500. Thei hero of the Ar
gonne expects to be put off the
place this fall, j Alvin ought to
cheer up; tho chances are that
the mortgage company will renew
the loan for three or five years.
The flinty-fisted ; money leaner is
9nly found in the comedies.
The big play of the "organis
ers" of the Non! Partisan League
branch. of Bolshevism is to con
vince their dupes that .they are
being -persecuted That is the way
the "organizers 'I get their' meal
made it work.
In a small way, in the Unionville,
those first six members are hot
after more converts, like the fox
that got his tail cut off in the trap
trying to prove that it was ths
style for foxes to go without tails.
FOR TUB W1IOLF. RATI!.
Editor Statesman: '
You wIH wonder, why. I am
urging my farmer friends to join
the Non Partisan League, and vol
untarily renounce all title to our
farm lands as the one absolutely
essential public; utility without
which man can not live.
I have my own farm, for which
I have worked as hard, perhaps.
as almost any other farmer. And
yet hard work In .a bad cause
brings one small credit except
the kind of ' credit given to the
devil whom the good "old lady ad
mitted was "sublimely indus
trous," , Jesse James and Nero
and Judas Iscariot also were in
duBtrlous;, but we praise them
none the more for this virtue. It
have worked hard to monopol
ize an essential that the human
race must have, and seek through
this monopoly to demand prices
that they say they can not pay,
but which I can enforce- because
they must have my product, I
fear that I am no whit better
than the railroad land grafter, or
the oil grabber, or the wheat cor.
ner operator on 'change, or the
man who monopolizes , milk and
lets hundreds of helpless little
city babies die of starvation.
It ' ministers to no man's self
respect to feel that he has worked
to support any such monopoly
evea his own. ---The Non Paritsan
League, as It was first constitut
ed, talked honestly in demanding
the return- ot all monopolies ta
the state; but it stopped greedily
short, of the one great monopoly
-4hat of the soil. It left to the
farmer, the right of ownership, of
combination, of price-fixing, of
starving the world into submis
sion - to its own prices and In
tended to gather all legislative
and executive powers Into Its own
hands, to enforce the farmer de
crees, it was a. lop-sided aggre
gation of fanatical, v half-honest
thieves, admired mostly for Its
desire for the justice that it could
see only dimly and, without the
trained conscience or judgment of
experience.. , c I
, We who are seeking to Impress
our"" doctrine on the people of Or
egon, may not be . more honest
than the founders of the League;
Jtut certainly we have a 1 better
vision through their years of ex
perience. We preach the public
control of all monopolies;, to M
honest, now that we recognize
thlilnonopollstic character ot land
ownership, we must go the whole
length of the argument, and sur
render our own personal grafts
along with the oil and Umber and
transportation and banking and
' FUl URE DATES
; Aatvst It to St. r!t4 EDrri;-
nmp Bitin Qaiaabv Park. .
Aimt 17. Wdi4jr - Opa lenai
at CownwrriaJ rhh.
Aarnut ' IS. Tharaaa Wivmih Pu.
ale at fairfraaaiU.
Aagnat, ..SI, Wr4ite4a? Joint plra
" VeliiaaTilla Kstariaaa a
ttemar , ytf to OeUWr I-Onm
8tita Fa'r. - ' -
R)temKr5R. Wednatdav 8taU tat
im' ait rammiulAl ta nm but. m
every other graft that, we bare
Perhaps there is a measure of
canny caution, too. n our pro
posal to make it onanimous right
in the beginning. -The farm vote
never was strong enough to evan
fight the combined urban vot.
If those whom by our own argu
ment we have been tyrannizing
over through monopoly' of a ne
cessary element of life, were
take us at the word of even our
old non-partisan creed, they could
and perhaps would, abrogate
every farm land title in America.
Indeed, why shonld they not do
so and even go on, as did the
revolutionists against the feudal
tystem of France, and take the
life of every land owner Wen
it not better for us to recognize
ibe spirit of the times, and effect
a bloodless compromise with' this
vast majority that by our own
definition of "monopoly" we have
so grievipusly wronged? This .is
precisely the ' point where the
Oregon League can establish Its
own Integrity. ,
There will be jobs left for every
farmer, on a salary, ihe same as
there will be jobs for every ele
vator man, every bank clerk,
every railroader, every miner, af
ter the state takes over all these
public utilities. Why not start the
ball rolling by listing our farms,
now, in this give-it-back-to-the-people
campaign, and get things
settled? We can not well hope
to beat the other interests for a
long time; on the contrary, they
are far more likely to outnumber
and crush us why not put all
our cards on the table, make it
unanimous,, bring at once every
Interest to the sacrificial altar or
the common good, and let's get
a good start for the millenium
that we could have in a week if
we'd all be honest with ourselves
and our neighbors?
We, the Non Partisan League
can not come like Ananias to the
feet of his Lord and lie to him
by holding back a part of the
truth about monopolistic domina
tion which gives us money and
power and privileged that others
can not have because we tak
away their privileges. We've got
to start clean, ourselves and here
we go for the whole bath.
The best dressed woman at
Newport twbich may easily stand
for America on this point oayt
that no woman need spend more
than 15000 a year to adorn her
self to her full glory. That sum
is ample to dress her for a year.
3he .may spend many times that
amount, but she will not get re
sults either in enhanced, beaut;
or personal satisfaction. Of course,
this does not take stock of jewel
ry and furs. It 'deals mainly with
the seasonal apparel. - To a girl
brought up in a one-piece bathing
suit $0000 would seem like J
large sum, but it isn't so much
when one of the smart set Is doll
ing herself for a hectic season oi
receptions, operas and ' 'dancing
BEYOND THE SKIES.
London has Introduced an aerial
ambulance for regular service and
quick action. It is easy for a
semi-conscious passenger to im
agine he Is on the way to heaven.
ROYALTY WOULD RETURX
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria has
been trying to stage a come-back,
but has not been able to carry it
to a successful conclusion. The
Bulgars are doing as well as could
be expected without him and are
not disposed to lend encourage
ment to his ambitions. A lost
throne is not to be regained by
putting a want ad in the news
paper. OSCULATpX BY WIRE.
Kisses sent over a telephone
furnished the chief grounds for
divorce in a case in Illinois. The
lfe was defendant and her
neighbor in her flat testified that
she paid her coal bills by kissing
the coal merchant over the wire.
She would call him up and when
his ear was properly attuned she
would administer - a kiss that
sounded like tearing shirt
Kisses over a wire seem rather
bleak and inhospitable, but if
they can be used as evidence ir
a divorce case they should pick
up a little In the market.
BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Like fall weather.
: . k . .
Uty paving contractors will
nave to hurry.
, The county Is hurrying, and 'so
is me state.
: W 1. ir,
The Statesman of last Thurs
SIR 'ERNEST SHACKLETON'S SHIP "QUEST.1
II tit A--jffr&i e
-: ' V,-
Sir Ernest Shackleton's new ship, the quest, in which he and a
specially picked crew will sail for the little known islands of the
Pacific, is now nearing completion at Southampton, England. The
special cabin on its deck is now being fixed up and within a few
weeks all will be ready to sail. .
and furniture for a needy family.
It is gratifying to be able to an
nounce that the appeal was heed
ed, and that this family now has
a stove and sufficient furniture
and bedding for comfort. That
is the way of the good people of
Salem. They never have yet fail
ed to respond to such a call.
The Salem city council is kind
to rooming house keepers. They
should all appreciate this kind
ness by conducting orderly places.
S "a f-
Some of the Salem walnut trees
are so heavily loaded with nuts
that the limbs are breaking. Bet
ter prop up the limbs and save the
trees. They are too valuable to
lose. They will be worth $3,000
each, in time, as some of the lar
gest walrfut trees in California
There is a revival throughout
the ' Salem district in walnut
planting. , The bumper crop now
coming on is helping this. it
should "be encouraged in every
And filberts, too. There can
not be tod many of these nut
trees, of the right varieties, set
out in the Salem district- tne
Franquette and Mayette walnuts
and the Barcelona and DuChilly
and , Datidiana qr Clackamas fil
For A Cleaner Salem
I just read G.'s letter about
cleaning up Salem, and I think it
Is a fine thing; just what It needs,
and it looks like a shame for as
large a , place as Salem, and the
capital, of the state, to let it go
the way it does. Some of the
sidewalks equal some in a little
country town. I think we need to
clean up in more ways "than just
cutting the weeds and that
-hat needs to be done all right.
I am sure the city would be more
beautiful and smell lots better if
the people would all connect their
toilets with the sewer. There are
a teW houses on East State street
LOOK T vie AIKE
MY FEET5 TiREP
on wvjit For. "Trie
r-r -1 I M 1 M I .bbl JB ' CaT ' IB II " -'i, t
2- fa jSteJjl ' STANDA COMPANY
: - ' : ..' '- f ' i "J '-k. a - , : .-J; ,-J-, 5 , ; ;' " . Y ; - . - H ;'. . . . ,- - ',; - v ., ... . .... ;. . ... , . ,;i . ... . : i -. "'- " '
'I - i ' ' ".: , ;. ... ; I" ' . . 'J -' -i ' ",V .' ' f i V- . -' .... ' ; . , . " ' ' . . ' .. . . - .,,--. " : J . ' ' "-. .-' f f T
' " ' " " 'I i -'
T TI T KiHA Y AiORNING..
. i i Jl v - " t . . -1
I - x i t J
- - .
and some on South Twenty-fifth
street and East Oak that have
very unsanitary out door closets
which should be compelled to con
nect with the sewer. .Yours for a
more beautiful city and a cleaner
SHERIDAN, Ore., Aug. 15.
(Special to The Statesman)
Fred Thomas and family and Ken
neth Banister and family, left Sat
urday morning for Salmon river
where they plan to take a short
outing . They are maxlng the trip
A. M. Fanning of Salem, newly
chosen president of the corpora
tion organized to settle with cred
itors of the defunct Morris
Brothers, Inc., was in Sheridan
What Is considered as very un
usual in the case of baby judgin
was announced today when Mrs.
Wilton Alexander of Mill Creek
exhibited a score card of 100 per
cent for her two-year old son, Em
met Webb Alexander. The judg
ing was rectntly conducted in
Portland" by the Better Babies bu
reau. Alexander Ziegele is here from
Portland, helping on the farm ot
his brother, Fred Ziegele.
L. H. Compton of Salem was
registered at the hoteL Sheridan
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. White and
WUiam Smith, all of Oregon City
were Thursday guests at the
George Finney farm, one mile
east of here. They were returning
from a short vacation spent at
Netarts. They are former-friends
of the Finneys when the latter
were Cervais residents.
Richard Shorv.was here Satur
day irom Portland to visit tor a
chort time with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Short.
Mr. and Mrs. R. II. Stone and
daughter Helen spent the week
end visiting at the home of Mrs.
Stone's father, J. P. Shelhamer
Mrs. G. T. Heider, mother of
Mrs. Otis Heider of this city, re
turned yesterday to her home at
Eugene. She has been visiting her
daughter here since Thursday.
Mrs. Otto Heider will have as
her guests, tomorrow and for a few
days this week. Miss Grace Hen
derson and Miss Carlotta Cowley
of McMinnville. The latter will
teach in primary grades of the Se
attle schools during the coming
school year while Miss Henderson
will be a school supervisor in the
ILai ' .m ... aa-paa--
jSMhSSSHMMBBSsm . ;; Ma0w.-M
Sir - Wm0 '
AUGUST J6. 1921
h : i Mnnii r-n -rni inn i
Native of Hawaiian Islands
Says Re Has Had No
Tire Trouble So Far
INDEPENDENCE. Or . Aug. 15.
(Special to The Statesman.)-
T. L. Crotier, a young man ouu
20 years old, who lives in Hono
lulu, was registered ats the citj
camp grounds Thursday evening.
He carries his pack on ns oac
and says that although he has
been on the road more than two
months, he has not experienced
.,.. i. ' . ..ill..
any great aiiiicuuy u
over the rountry and is not com-
celled to make any detours. De-
sides has had no breakdowns ot
any tire trouble, and has not spent
cent for gasoline.
Mr. Croxier is a native of the
Hawaiian Islands and came to
he states at the beginning of tho
World war. enlisting in the serv
ice of Uncle Sam in the hope that
he night see service overseas, but
as he was under the age limit
at that "time, was not accepted.
He later entered the Benson Poly
technic school, but on account of
111 health hkd to abandon his
studies, and at the advice or
physician is tramping and livins
out in the open ahr for a year or
until he regains his health.
He is on his way to Old Mexico
where he will spend the winter,
coming back north again next,
year to resume his studies at Ben
son if his health will permit.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hadley
pent Sunday in Marion with
Last Monday evening Mr. and
Mrs. James Craig and family were
most agreeably surprised when all
the neighborhood, old and young.
gathered there to bid them fare
well before they left for Salem
Mrs. Carl vvcod of Salem spent
a few days of her vacation here
with Mrs. F. A. Wood last week.
M. Fliflet was - reported - quite
sick last week. '
Miss Mildred Norris has return
ed from a three weeks sojourn at
the coast. . ; :
Mr. and Mrs. George Jones of
Holly, Ore., have been visiting the
F. A. Wood family the past: few
days and incidentally looking for
a place to rent. t -
Ford Agency Changes :
Hands At Independence
INDEPENDENCE, Ore.; Aug.
15. (Special to The Statesman)
The Stewart Motor company,
with F. S. Stewart as manager
who acquired the Ford agency last
spring from F. S. McLain, has sold
his Interests to E. P. Thom of
Portland, who has ' assumed
charge of the business, -Mr. Thorn
Is an experienced Ford man. Mr.
Stewart also sold his residence
property in North Independence to
Mr. Thom., Mr, Stewart and wife
left Saturday to : spend a few
weeks In Canada, and later will go
to Portland to take up the sales
end of a large automobile com
pany. ' . - ' .
Quality is the genius of production;
and the dominant characteristic of Red
Crown gasoline is quality. - j
One cannot experience the results of
quality unless quality is in the product.
"Red Crown" is an all-refinery gaso
line; a product of quality a perfect
stream of power that makes it pos
sible for you to enjoy the maximum !
power and the maximum speed your
engine was aesignea to develop.
Look for Standard Oil Service Stations
and for the Red Crown sign at garages,
service stations, and other dealers.There
you will be able to get good service with
ixea crown gasoline;
"I ley. Rodney,-look 'here! -wigh
three pounds more . than'
V.w. g'win. y're cheatln. Skin
ny! Yousa; got yr hands In y'r
pocketsT" American Boy.
- - ...
. - - K - :- '
Today Tomorrow v
Watch for "SnoWblind"
.-. ... - j' - ; ;
The deepest! darkness '-of
tne night cannot shake
your confidence, In the
fact , that daylight . will
co'me..''. l.' "vf" "-j rOV'
It is hard for anyone with
vision to .picture tbem-
selves without it. puch is
' the confidence Inspired by
your ever faithful serv
ants your ;eyes. ,
As you lookf forward each
day to each.day'a rise and
set of sun, so you uncon
sciously look forward to
each day's promise of con
tinued vision;. ; .
Vision Is . a I vOnce Given
Giff!" Guard lt;r care tor
it and it will last you a
lifetime. If you have nev
er, had your eyes exam
ined, do so now. it is a
safeguard ypu owe your
self. - - j ' ;
P. S. For Invalids or for
. people unable to leave their
homes we will ' make ar
rangements for someone. to
pall at their homes if they
will call us by telephone,
OPTICAL cp. . .
204-211. Salem Bank of
Commerce Building . .
Oregon's Largest I Optical r
In ' :
-- - - ------ J-" o jj x
day made an appeal tor a atove