The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 29, 1922, Page 8, Image 8

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Seventy tight, members and
guests sat down to the Klwanla
club weekly dinner, at the Mar
lon, Tuesday noon. It was an
nounced that the attendance eon
test with the , Rotary club is al
ready , on ; and that the fellows
who stay away and lose the din
ner .for their club - whichever
club It laare the ones who will
hay,e to , pay. Xpr the dinners for
the whole crowd., ; The contest
runs for six more weeks.
Dr. C. W. Sonthworth presented
briefly, the case for the Rasstan
relief ; work a Jjelnk ! carried on
through, the Friend's church,
TheC attendance prizes were
won byi Harwood Ilall, a set of
bronze book, shelres. and a special
Gillette razor outfit, . that gro
tesquely fell to Lee Canfield,
champion barber. Some delight
ful music . was given by an In
strumental (rlo: Dr, Roy Burton,
piano;; Miller Bevier, flute; and
I. VW Writen, violin. It was en
thusiastically! jfcncored.
V Fred Williams, chairman of the
stale pablie service commission,
who recently announced his inten
tion of retiring to private life and
refusing to ask reelection, gave a
thoughtful resume, of tho trans-
portatlon problem that made a j
profound impression. It is here
given In full as masterly study
of the situation that confronts
Oregon : .! "
"I hate great regard for Thom
as Jefferson -even though be was
a. .Democrat and think, be was a
Vitamincs and
Your Blood
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An abundance - of :- vltamlnes. so
necesxary tor the proper nutrition
of the body, results - from taking
Hood's garsaparilla either Just be
fore or after eating.
. Thin medicine -' aids dlKtlon,
promotes assimilation, ' converts
Into blood, bone and tituiue. and is
of great benefit for humor, erup
tions, catarrh, rheumatism. , that
tired feeling and run-down, condl
. tions. It is pleasant to take;
v Re - V1JA - lixes . the Blood
and "bullda tin the whole system.
It ttrae provide an abundance of
vltamlnes. gives the lips and
checks the hut U health, brightens
the ' even, give vljror and' vim.
This i the testimony ov thousands
in letters voluntarily- written.
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wonderful man. His sayings are
not only logical but prophetic, but
I think be was wrong when he
said "When a man dedicates him
self to public office he become
public property," for when a man
takes public office be is a politi
cal football, so to speak, and he
gets kicked, cuffed, batted, fouled
and forward-passed until he
doesn't know whether he is on a
gridiron or on a field of battle.
Situation Confusire.
"I must confess that the ex
perience Is very novel but very
trying at times. In fact, I am so
confused at times that I feel like
an acquaintance I have back in
western Iowa. At times he im
bibed. When he imbibed he
stayed in town late. As a safe
guard for transportation he had
a pair of faithful old mules. It
happened this night it was kind of
minty and cloudy when he started
out. The street which he took
when he went out of town came
to the fork of the road, one road
going southeast and one going
southwest and at the fork of this
road stood one, solitary, lone, old
oak. By this oak ran a sort of
a blind" road leading to the pic
nlc grounds. As the mules came
to the fork of the road they kept
on going towards the oak and fi
nally landed the tongue slam
bang against the tree. The team
backed up and the driver ran up
against the tree the second time;
backed up the third time, urged
his mules to go ahead and the
third time they ran against the
tree with more force than the
time before and on the bottom of
the wagon box he rose to his
knees and in supplication said,
"My Lord, my God, deliver me
safely for I am lost In 'an im
penetrable forest." It was all the
same to him whether it was that
lone tree or whether it was a for
est ana perhaps that is the way
with me. Perhaps I've been but
ting up against the lone tree and
Imagined, in my confusion, that 1
am lost, , . , . 4
, . :, Destruction Is Easy.
'But speaking seriously. It is
always easier to demolish than to
build and what you want to hear
and what interests you is what the
duties of the public service com
mission are. .
"It was formed In 1907 with
Cash Prizes Totalling $300
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1.00 in cash.,.. 20th prize
1.00 in cash . ... 21st prize
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1.00 In cash.... 23rd prize
1.00 in cash.... 24th prize
1.00 In cash. .. .25th prize
1.00 In cash.... 26th prise
1.00 in cash. . . ,27th prize
1.00 In cash. .. .28th prize
T0TAl4 $300.00 CASH
Only" two" annnal subscrip
STEAD are required com
pletely qualify your entry la
the - Puzzle Competition.
the solitary duty of control and
regulation of railroads and rail
road rates. In 1911 it took over
the public utilities and the name
In 1914 changed to public service
commission. This branch has de-
roloped marvelously and to great
and growing extent, vlt includes
light and power, telephones, wa
ter, heating and the street cars.
In this modern day and age a per
son of moderate means may avail
himself of all these utility advan
tages and I daresay there is no?
a person present but that is a pa
tron of at least one of these utili
ties. That being the case, each
one of you is interested in the pub
lic service commission and its du
ties. The public utility is dif
ferent from an industrial or manu
facturing plant. A utility can'l
discontinue service at its own
pleasure and say perhaps tomor
row will bring us better returns
than today but must give you con
tinuous service night and day and
there is no other and better way
of guarding public relations than
regulation, both for the utility
and for the patron.
Railroad Scale Important
"Third. The next part is the
railroad scale department and
while this is not large or ponder
ous, yet now important it is to
us people living on the Pacific
coast that our weight should be
correct and bow much difference
it makes to us when our emu
lations and expenses are based on
a transcontinental haul. For that
reason it is highly important that
the weights be very exact aiH pre
Fouith. The grain and hay
inspection department. We will
probably within the next year
handle between forty and fifty
million bushels of wheat in addi
tion to thousands of tons of hay
and courser grains. Further it is
the duty of the department to su
perintend and to inspect cargoes
of raw products, such as cocoanut
and rubber, coming into this coun
try, and this alone Is a large de
patment. functioning In the mat
ter of sampling, grading, and the
weighing of products of this great
Fifth. The jurisdiction of
grade crossings and the separation
of grade crossings for the pro
tection of the health and safety
of the traveling public. Our jur
isdiction extends to the question
of location of grade crossings and
the apportionment of costs for the
cost of conustuction of-overhead
or undergrade crossings as be
tween the municipal, state and
railroad authorities.
Boom Franchise Loaded On.
'Sixth. Is the log boom fran
chise which goes to the rates, rules
and regulation and franchise
rights for the floating, booming
and rafting of logs In the streams
of Oregon. :
"Sixth and last is to my mind
the most important. I refer to
the motor and truck transporta
tion for compensation on the pub
lic highways. v Cheap, efficient
transportation, goes to the life of
any community, state or munici
pality. This question of highways
and the vast expenditure has not
only been precipitated but mar
velously developed within a space
of the last five, years. It has
grown enormously. We will have
spent, in a short time over forty
million dollars in the construe
tion of payed highways, taking in
that great Pacific highway, run
nine from the Canadian boundrr
line to the Mexican boundary. We
have incidlnetlly and perhaps
through necessity resorted to the
motor truck during that time as
a possible avenue of escape and
relief from conjestlon for the so
lution of the transportation prob
lem, with the resnlt that highways
have been subjected to transpor
tation .grief for which they were
never constructed and which they
never can stand. We are wearing
them out more rapidly than we
can build them ana maintain.
them. The penalty Is bound to be
heavy and it is up to you and me
to protect these highway because
we built and we are partners in
them. You can't destroy my In
terest without destroying your In
terest and eventually the rebuild
tng is going to fall back on the
most numerous individual who is
the . most common, ordinary tax
payer. The question then before
us can be concretely stated in i
few words: 'Can we economical
ly make railways out of our high
ways? It we do, who pays the
Highways Need Protction.
"We have a wonderful system
of paved highways in the stat
of Oregon and probably as fine
aa any In the 'United States
There are trunk roads and par
allel the transcontinental lines
In each direction. People of the
state of Oregon who voted the
bonds pay for them. We have
made the Investment and it is up
to ns to protect this investment
It is likewise true that we must
protect the means by which we
get our products to the consumf
tng markets of the United States
and the world. I refer, of course;
to the transcontinental - railroad
lines. I say this fairly and par
tially and unmoved by any self
ish interests and as facts with
out an expression of opinion but
upon t which . premises you can
base your own conclusions.
"The interstate commerce
commission and v the supreme
court have said that the railroads
are entitled to fair returns after
deducting- thair operating expen
ses, taxes and depreciation. That
being the case, are we not 'main
taining; competitive meana of
; transportation and tpaying the
expenses ; -and upkeep of bota
methods. We must pay the tax
es and as a matter of course the
railroads must pay for their up
keep. We must pay for the high
ways and maintain their upkeep
and this will increase as ths use
to which the highways are plac
ed, becomes the greater. We do
not mean by thJs that the trucfe
transportation is not a wondertal
means for relieving congestion
and it is not useful and economi
cal to a great extent, but'what '
want to point out is the loss
which may result from an abus2.
CVxts Analyzed.
"The operation of any trans
portation vehicle and its success
or fa'lure depends upon two ele
ments the mileage and the load
factor. Load factor means, or
course, the percentage of which
the actual performance bears to
the possible performance. In
other words the actual number
of ton miles which a truck does
perform in its relation f ,s "
possible number of tori mile
which it could perform. It prob
ably costs in the neighborhood
of 23 cents per ton mile to ope
rate a motor truck. Granting
this is the case, that it costs la
cents per hundred for terminal
expense bf the railroads, then for
each ton you would have $3 for
terminal expense or $6 for both
terminal expenses pr ion and
25 cents per ton mile with no
term'nal expense, would make
he truck carry 24 miles befor-j
th railroad could operate more
economically than the truck then4
it the point of 24 miles the
'ruck would become more expen
ivo and the railroad more eco
nomical. While this is perhaps
rather uncertain yet it is ade
luate enougji for the purposes
mentioned here. Then the
truck is economical from the
standpoint of operating expenses
perhaps for 24 miles, providing
the publ'c or general taxpayer
can keep up and maintain the
"The truck has come to stav
and the truck salesman and tho
truck manufacturer is interested
to see that it maintains its per
manence and does not become
parasitic growth and the truck
manufacturer therefor must stu
dy it from the standpoint of sta
bility and 6ver a period of time
and that means that five or 10
years from now is as Important
to him as the present.
"Truck transportation can ' be
of great assistance to the gener
al public and to the railroad as
It will serve that want of bring
ing products from the farm and
field across the country to the
transcontinental stations and in
that way the railroads and the
trucks will coordinate and be oi
great means of developing the
country but I am not so sure
that there will be any great good
come from competition between
these two forms of transporta
tion when there is such a broad
field for both of them if , they
will only work In coordination
and the public can only cooperate
Tomorrow You Will See With Your Own Eyes
with the icea In view that we
will not .favor one at the expense
of the other.
"So country can ever be
greater ' than its transportation
eficienc-y and economy. Th
must always be borne in mind
and again I must rail your at
tention to that old epigram.
adopted by a man long sine,? j
aeaa, out wno wisely saia. J ones
pays the freight.' We want to
cut the maintenance of our nign
ways as much as possible anti
preserve them for prmanenc?
and in order to do that we have
got to give them the fullest pro
tection without injuring those
who have a vested interested in
them. Of course one way of re
ducing the demand for transpor
tation is by cheaper and more
dispatch by railroad freight
transportation. The solution ot
this problem will be the solution
of our general transportation
Most Costly Play Ever Pro
duced to Be in Salem
For Five Days
Perhaps tho most distinguished
cast ever assembled for any kind
f professional theatrical enter
tainment is that which appears in
"Foolish Wives," the costly pho
todrama which comes to the
Grand theater for five days start
ing April 9. And the wardrobe ex
hibited in the picture is without
doubt the most expensive ever
used in any photoplay.
When Erich von Strohoinj was
filming his famous Monte Carlo
promenade scenes at Del Mnte.
he required some three or four
hundred extras for atmosphere.
The common or garden variety of
extra would not do for these
scenes, and von Strohelm was at
his wits' end until someone was
inspired with the idea of giving
San Francisco society an unusual
outing and at the same timo help
their pet charity at that time
the Children's hospital of San
So negotiations, were opened
whereby Universal presented the
Children's hospital" with a check
for 5000, society had its unusual
outing, and von Stroheim found
the atmosphere for which he had
been so feverishly searching.
The names of these aristocratic
extras are all in the Blue Book
and social register, and their ag
gregated wealth is sufficient to
stagger the average mind. The
clothes, furs and Jewelry worn by
them is not the usual motion pic
ture flimsy, but the very finest
from the choicest marts ot the
Everyone Knows the Business Conditions have beerA
I decidedly unfavorable to Salem merchants due to an I
Our Buyers Have Returned and Are Now
record purchases of spring
the Circular at
Redne, Marion County,
One That Has Recently
Ceased to Operate
As shown by the oficial post
of'ce bulletin, eight postoffices
in Oregon have been discontin
ued. ' One of these is In Clarion
county, the office of Redne. a
timber camp in the foothills,
near Detroit. Hereafter all mail
for that point will stop at De
troit. The other fatalities are:
Dolph and Hemliwk. Tillamook
couijty; Eden, Coos county:
Krall and Peel. Douglas county;
Three Pines, in Josephine coun
ty, and Westland, Umatilla coun
ty. Only four new ofices have
been added to take the place of
these eight dead ones.
The Salem office is believed to
be one of th biggest paying
money order ofilces in the west,
at least, during the tax-paying
and the au'jo-license season. The
state instructions that demand
ral money instead of doubtful
checks for state licenses, nam?
the federal money order as on;
form of money that is practical
ly riskless; bo' the licensers send
in their money orders, by hun
dreds of thousands of dollar?
during the license-buying sea
son. The money is still coming
in steadily, for new car licenses,
St. Jacob's Oil stops any pain,
when your back is sore and
lame, or lumbago, sciatica or
rheumatism has you stiffened
up, don't suffer! Get a sma'l
trial bottle of old. honest St. Ja
cob's Oil at any drug store, pour
a little in your hand, and rub
it right on your aching back;
and by the time you count fifty
the soreness and lameness i3
Don't stay crippled! This
soothing, penetrating oil needs
to be used only once. It takes the
pain right out and ends the mis
ery. It is magical, yet absolute
ly harmless, and doesn't burn
the skin.
Nothing else stops lumbago,
sciatica, backache or rheuma
tism so promptly. It never dis
appoints! Adv.
merchandise from all great
MARCH 29, 1922
for motor cycles, and for chauf-1
feurs and for car transfers. The
armloads of money orders com
ing down from the state house
almost daily, contain the regu
lar stock sizes: The 2 5 -cent
driver's license, the dollar trans
fer fee, the; motorcycle license
of $5, the Ford car for 1 15. and
then on upward for the bigger
cars. Some run as high as 1 5
or $60.
The Salem office might have
been suspected of patting on a
bargain sale of money orders
last week, for the last few or
ders to close out the half-mil-l'onth
order went more than a
day ahead of the time predicted.
Almost 300 have been sold on
the new series, at the rate ot
about 150 a day.
Ladies' Skirt Specials
For Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Artistic plaids and hidden stripes in shades of blue,
brown, black, white, navy, etc Materials are pru
nellas and velours. They are divided in two spe
cial groups for your choosing.
Extra Special $5i88
Extra Special 3-88
Our Prices Always the Lowest
Gale & Co.
Commercial and Court Streets
market centers in the United
. iuuuuuy pains,-
neuralgic, 'I sciatic
pains, hea'dache, backache anil
all other aches . are ' quickly re
lieved byt : t ' n - -
Dr. Miles' Anti-Palnffls
Contain no dangerous, habit
forming drugs. Why don't you
i i
Ask your 'druggist ;li