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:'l '-J.,.- THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON " WEDNESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 7. 1921
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PROGRAM OF THE
Even' Republicans will admit
that Wilson 1 making an excel
The specter of disunion stalks
In India, adding another crisis to
the long list facing David Lloyd
Bobbed hair is all tbe rage
among a certain class ol young
women. Saw one the other day
who said she intended to wear it
that way until Bryan was elected
Thieves entered the Masonic
Temple, Chicago, and made away
with several hundred thousand
dollars Jn coin of the realm. They
are stealing about everything .In
Chicago but Mayor Thompson.
If President Obregon could be
recognized by the United -States
and at the same time save his
face in his own country he would
no doubt be more in favor of the
Everybody but the Democrats
appears to be satisfied with the
management of the postoffice de
partment by Will II. Flays. Their
only objection bo far is that it
continues to deliver dunning bills
at the beginning or every month.
:. In The Statesman of September 2, 1921, there is an
article by G. X. that I wopld like very much to analyze in de
L i as that would take too much space, I must content
myself with calling attention to tne ruci that your corre
spondent not only has not discussed the issues presented in
the program of the Non-Partisan League of Oregon, but has
V erccteda man of straw upon whom he is wasting energy.
Amist the chaff of words, there is one statement
that shold not be overlooked; "and we can set our own prices
on the farm products 'we sell" This is an assertionthat
some million farmers -would like to'see come to pass. The
fanner, except in rare instances, has never set Ahe prices on
the prodcuts he has had to sell.'and G. X. will have an attent
ive, audience" if he will teU the American farmer how to do
so in a practical way. I
I shall be pleased ifjG. X. will elucidate how "the ave
nues of private enterprise" constitte the balance between
officialdom and private business. ..
If "we would, go and vote intelligently, we would not
need a scrap' of. propaganda; not a scintilla .of organization."
This i3 indeed an "extraordinary statement. It is true that
our ancestors might have acted upon this principle and left
us4 to inhabit caves or dwell in trees. The state of Oregon
should! know of 'the possibilities in this direction and save
the cost of getting, out the pre-election pamphlet, r 4
I G. X. tells us that 'II fear we are being organized by a
bunch'6f malcontents who! have Imported; themselves'' into
Orecron. first for the fat fees that go to the organizers, end
'' then for the follow-up. profits of political dictation after we
V have voted them into power." How remarkable is thisu state
ment! I havme been laboring under the impression that it
is necessary to be a citizen of the state before one could be
voted into power,- I may be wrong, and, if I am, I shall be
glad that G. X. has set us straight.
G. X. tells us. "we I are asked to subscribe to the im
ported, thievish, lying creed brought in by Uiese immigrants."
A most remarkable statement, but is it true? The best way
is to compare the program with this statement of your cor
respondent. I Quote the Oregon program in full as follows:
' -17. -"State or municipal owned terminal elevators, ware
houses, cold storage plants and other sufficient state-owned
public utilities to prevent profiteering." ; :
2. "State owned bank to finance agriculture, cooperat-
. ive associations and the building of homes."
; 3. "State development and distribution of water
power.V - -: ;:iV:
. 4. ! "Enforcement of the grain grading and dockage
laws of this state." U . , " -
V 5. "Exemption of farm improvements from taxation
and city homes to $1000 valuation."
1 ; 1 I " National Demand.
6. "We demand that surpluus wealth 'oc compelled to
; p pay the money costs of the war through i the income and
excess profit tax." fs-.---v y s
I shall be pleased to have G. X. tell us in what part of
the above program we will find thievishncss set forth. Also,
what part of it is to be classed as a "lying creed."
I wonder why" it has not come to G. X; that he "as an
honest man" who needs "to examine the ieague foundations
before ! endorse themT should have made the examination
before he condemned the . League. It can not be that he
was fortifying himself by condemning the League before ex
r amining so as to be able to resist endorsing when the ex
'.: animation should be made. r
he. issues set forth; in the program
The contention that our fore
bears roosted in the tops of tha
cocoanut palms finds fresh sup
port every now and then. The
theory Is not always wholesome
and many people object to it.
When a man has a pedigree going
back to William the Conqueror it
may embarrass him to show that
if he would go still farther back
his most potent ancestor was
seven-eighths gorilla. It would
be very impolite to attempt to
prove to the dainty little girl from
New Orleans that her great-
grandmother was a blue-nosed
mandril. It Is not safe to a
sume that the Gibbon who wrote
so magnificently of ancient Rome
should be the offspring of the
gibbon that roamed so blithely
through the tops of the tamarinds
oi bumaira. uan you imagine a
Daniel Webster or a Lydia Pink
ham in a shimmering line of de
scent from the chimpanzee? Are
the Smiths and the orangoutangs
from the same stock?
The professor says they are
This particular scientist has dis
turbed' the co-eds of his college
by showing that, aside from men
and women, the apes and baboons
are tbe champion band-holders of
all time. . It is perfectly natural
for monkeys to hold hands and
even the malo and female gorilla
will sit. for hours on the limb of
a boabab tree holding each
other's hand. So it seems that
when, little Lucille and Leander
steal hand in hand through the
gloaming they are merely res
ponding to the .primal urge
Their great-grand ancestors were
a couple of confirmed hand-hold
era "In the forest primeval.
There is really nothing to wor
ry about. They can't help It. It
Is in the simian way and we are
inheritors of the simian blood
That Is what the professor says,
Whereat the co-eds resumed
their hand-holding with fresh
Why not discuss t
quoted above? - ,
- - ycry sincerely yours,
Salem, Or., Sept. 5,! 1921. .
ought to work; so well, indeed.
that the state may want to go
deeply into the home-financing
business. This first experiment
will show the possibilities.
Meanwhile, the rented farm is
serious state problem. The
rented farm seldom prospers at it
should. Maybe the terms are
too rigorous, so that the renter
derives most of his. profit from
his personal freedom or even ir
responsibility, and not from what
money he makes either for him
self or the owner. But certainly
Oregon rented farms are not
generally well or prosperously
farmed, according to high farm
Would the state be ready to
consider a progressive land- hold
ing tax, that like the progressive
income tax aims to eliminate the
menace of excessive land hold
ings especially by non-residents
on the larnisT .Many Oregon
lands are now held at prices far
beyond profitable purchase
Where it happens that these lands
are in large tracts, In settled
communities, this ;s a real state
menace. Especially in well set
tled sections, farm lands ought
to be available for purchase iu
reasonably sized units, so that as
many families as possible can own
their own homes and become defi
nitely fixed parts of the social
A large proportion of tenant
farmers, footloose and scowling
ly dissatisfied with the conditions
that apportion all the land to the
first comers and bar the unfortu
nate later man from either low
prices or settlement by discovery,
and allow exorbitant, unearned-
increment valuations on the land
that they would like to purchase
for homes, constitute a social
menace. It ( is time to consider
a radical change.
The extension of the farm loan
idea, together with some form of
land limitation so that every farm
worker may become a farm
owner, would be a ccntury-in-ad-vance
step for Oregon. Dut there
is no progress without at least
heading in the right direction
and the soldier bonus act that is
already buying thousands of
homes, looks like the clue to the
giat forward movement.
n't operate a corkscrew lor less
than a thousand dollars a day
If the government cannot operate
a handcar without losing six-bits
a second, what sort of a figure
would Tammany cut in running
the street railway systems of
Gotham? It is another example
of seeking to strengthen the Tam
many machine (at public expense.
Los Angeles Times.
The Japanese government gives
the use of one of its ships to an
American college professor to
study and investigate the coral
formation . in connection with
some of the islands of the Pacific.
This would not indicate a very
quarrelsome disposition. As a
matter of fact, the Japs are dis
posed to be very kindly and con
siderate so far as Americans are
trained teacher lesrtil minds In
Oregon. He knew the law and
Low to teach it to others.
The star reporters In Wash
ington ray President Harding is
going to leave the matter of get
ting the United States tack to
work to his engineer. Herbert
Hoover. H that program is fol
lowed to h2 letter, and he Is
given all the backine he shouhi
have, Herbert will set by with
the inb. He has never failed
yet, and he has tackled some of
the biggest jobs the world has
Salem's city marshal is a. go-tto.-
mnA thn cltv dads showed
their appreciation last night of
his efficient Activities, i
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Two Iowa women" Taught over
one man, showing that the cause
cf war way be insignificant and
Some Salem bores talk of giv
ing one a piece of their minds
and they become profligate and
give It all.
Of course, when ; we get right
down to it most cows are pasteur.
Ixed. ' " " '
That depends on the liver.
Dr. Miles' Liver Pills tf
mild, gentle, effective. Use them as an occasional!1
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laxative or lor cnronic constipation. ii ait uiuggisis
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A COlXKIt OF 'WORDS.
The midwestern vernacular
rolls smoothly off the toafiue of
President Harding. He spoke of
Secretary Weeks as a "common-
sensical" man. Immediately there
was a flutter among the word
wizards, and thoughts of "nor
malcy;" and no doubt, the critics
and ''precisians' will burst forth
into lamentations, for one may
search the' dictionaries in vain
for any such word as "senbical."
Mr. Harding, adept in homely
phrases with a punch, has not yet
uttered a word whose intent and
meaning did not instantly flash
to the consciousness of his hear
ers. And what is spoken langu
age but the audible transmission
of thought from one person to
another? Chicago Journal of
THE HRIUIIT SIDK.
With applie pie a la mode back
at the old figure of a dime in
some of our eatatoriums the folks
who assert that the country is
going to the bow-wows must be
The Jher day a Marion citizen,
a semi-ttficial during the famous
'front p.rch campaign," atood iit
a long lUva at the White House
to Bhake iands with the Presi
dent. When he reached the Presi
dent the Marlon man was pulled
out of line and scolded for not
seeking an appointment and wa3
then taken to the White House
for luncheon. Old friends and
neighbors are stUl old friends and
neighbors to th Hardings.
I BITS FOR BREAKFAST I
Almost, but not quite
There will be two unpaved
blocks for fair visitors.
Let us all hope that all the
mud holes on the Pacific high
way. In Marion county, and to
the- state fair grounds, may be
eliminated by next year, any way.
"Sam" Richardson passed out
without warning, giving a pain
ful shock to all who knew him
in life. He had one of the best
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Paderewski. f '
Hear these artists' marvelous reproduction on the Steck Duo
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man, Krakauer, Brambach, Wheelock, and others. j ! "
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THK SOLDIER BONUS ACT.
There is nothing elucidating in the Su3t-throwing'in the
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: words of the numbered paragraphs. It is evidently tne pres
cnt platform of the Non-Partisan League as it is being or
ganized in Oregon :
; And it is actually being, organized ; at least the organ
izers are at work.
U The Non-Partisan League bunch of Socialists who are
in the background pulling the strings evidently have decided
to "slip up on the farmers of Oregon
;:" Have evidently decided to give them small doses of So
cialism at first "
f Like a "state owned bank to finance agriculture, coop
v c'ratve associations and the building of homes, and state
or municipal owned terimnal elevatoi, warehouses, and
' other sufficient state owned public utilities to prevent prof
iteering." etc. I v
i rrhc program is catching some farmers, and it will catch
more, and it would no doubt catch a great many more, were
it not for., the fact thap the same program, partially carried
. out m North Dakota, has bustea mat state, and placed a bur
' den upon the people H)f that state from which they will not
be free for a hundred years. ;; : y ; 1 1
. The farmers of Oregon will surely be lmost a unit
against the irisinuations of the Nonpartisan League; they
should be absolutely solid against it.
Dallying with' the, thing means nothing but grief and
ruin and trouble piled on trouble. There is nothing good in
itv as directed by the camorra of Socialists behind it pulling
That every farmer should own
his own farm, and that as far as
possible the boarding of vast
areas of land in single ownership
should be discouraged, are rudi
mentary principles of roost politi
cal economies. Land to live on
I an absolute monopoly, that can
logically be held only in trust for
the benefit of the whole race. A
fair development of all natural
resources, however, under tho
private ownership plan, may give
to every man. in every line of
human activity, the chance to be
his own master, and in normal
tunes competition wiil regulate
prices so that no extortion can be
practiced In any line of produc
tlon. It may be as safe to trust
a Umited land monopoly, as other
According to the testimony ot
returned travelers, notably of
Washington Vanderlip, Russia
still has immense wealth in the
form of diamonds, jewels, gold
and precious - stones that were
once the property of the nobility
and ruling classes. Much of this.
is in the possession of the Lenin
government and is hidden away
i secret vaults. This wealth la
variously estimated at from one
to three billions in American
loney. When the final crash
comes Lenin and Trotzky will
still have a treasury worth loot
ing-. At present some people are
unable to swap diamonds for ham
and eggs. According to the word
Uof Mr. Vanderlip the Russian
government seriously contem
plated placing the currency of the
government on a diamond basis.
They had more diamonds than
anything else and needed some
thing as a background for their
WONT (JIVE 11 THE SHIP.
It is going to bo difficult to
convince the great steel and ship
ping companies and armor plate
makers that flying machines are
a menace to the battleship. Build-
in St navioi i a yia . x
trades, professions, resources, to cm . t
. . ... ... . side line of the steel companies.
private ownership. Private land
ownership has been the goal ot
Lu inanity from arboreal days:
though equal to it is every other
claim for ownership of every
other resource or opportunity,
mere is too large a propor
tion of Oregon farm lands In the
hands of non-resident owners. It
militates against production, a
gainst orderly development.
Nor will navy men wish to "give
up tne ship." What would
navy man do without aaship?
A KKGI'LIR CUT-UP.
A Massachusetts man cele
brated his 100th birthdav br
chopping wood for nine hours.
Hut it was more of a program
than a celebration bocaise lie bad
TAMM4XY IX THE H.1)LE
against law. Maybe the state is been doing much the same thing
uoi yei -reaay to turn' banker to every day.
buy these non-resident farms and
sell them 1 to the bow migratory
tenants. But the soldiers bonrts
ii s a greai experiment in state i wi-rar companies in
financing of farms and homes, it I New York have gone broke on a
S-cent fare and receiverships are
demanded. Mow Tammany want?
to get hold of the systems. The
politicians are promising a con
tinuance of the 5-cent fare unjer
municipal ownership , and Tm
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on account of its fl&yor-
others for its appetizing aroma, many be
cause of the zest it adds to any meal; but
all will agree that coffee is liked because it
is an enjoyable drink. To make it a perfect
one, care must be used in preparation, and
the coffee must be of the highest grade..
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