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ll THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON
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FRIDAY i MUKNINti, iVlAi a.
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Stephen A. Stone
Ralph Glorer ..................."..Cashier
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. . . ' . . . . . . Managing Editor
Bnslnesa Office, 23
Circulation Department, ill
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' Society Editor. 10S v
Entered at the Postofflce In ' Salem, Oregon, as second class matter
THE ECONOMIES OP NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS
s CoL E. C. Dentler, United States Army, who has been in
the service of his country for forty-two years, since he en
tered West Point, and who la now instructor of the National
Guard, companies in Oregon, addressed the Salem Rotary
Club at the noon luncheon-on Wednesday, bn the economies
- pi reasonable national preparedness for emergencies.
" It was not a set speech; and the time was short, so that
no printed report can do Col. Dentler's instructive talk justice.
CoL Dentler held and holds that the army provided for
by the present National Defense Act is a democratic army.
It is' organized to support the Constitution of the United
States, which recognizes the principle that all men are cre
ated free and equaL The President of the United Stated
takes ibis, oath it::?"?" "-r- ." ; ;-
:i ."I solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute, the office
of President of the United States, and that I will to the best
of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution
. of. the .United States -. ;v ' : ' . . - - - v .
.'. ..The National Guard officers take this oath: "I do solemn
ly Swear that I . will support andTdef end the Constitution of
the United States and the Constitution of the State of Ore
gon", (or of the other states.) .M.i
, . So the National Guard under the National Defense Act
is the instrument which the President has at his command
- to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States
i ( And when this Act fully, functions he will have 500,000
men for any emergency, at any time or any nlace. who will
- be ready for action on: twenty-four hours notice; and a'mil-
lion men ready and equipped within sixty days
- ' These men instructed by the professional soldiers in the
Regular Army of 150,000 men; sufficient only for this work
'and such other work as they are called to do in the regular
'conduct of the business. of this government at home and
''abroad.'- rc :-:.'lv'V "i--'-: ' V- . . . ... ...... v.
. Cot. Dentler says this is sufficient; that it does not pro
vide for a militaristic system, but that it will be found ade
quate for any emergency that may arise.
" He said the credit i3 due to Elihu Root for framing the
National Defense Act; that he, was inspired to do this by
t reports of army, of fleers which he found in the" archives of
the War Department at Washington, through which he was
fi convinced that if the United States had had in 1912 a well
drilled army of 10,000 men,' Canada would now be a partf
t. theUmted States! and that had the United States possessed
in 1861 a thoroughly equipped and drilled army of 25,000!
c men; there would have been no Ciyil war. ;
I lad our country been prepared in 1914, ! perhaps the
World war would not : have started ; and had we been pre-
pared in 1916 a large part of the 26 billions of dollars our
t participation in that; war cost us would have been saved; to
" ay nothing of many precious lives
s ; 1 And the Interest' we 'annually pay on the excessive cqgt
- would pay ten imes the cost of maintaining the 500,000 men
oi ine National uuara under the National Defense Act.
, i mis iorce costs only one-seventh the cost of a standing
army of the same number of men, and, under the present
I system of training, the National Guard forces are thorough
1 ly efficient. They proved this in the World war; and Oregon
was not only, the first state to report ready for duty,, but;
she sent the best body of men of equal size ever organized
in the world s history. - .? .
CoL Dentler told of many cases where armed forces ready
at instant call have saved vast property wastes and many
precious lives- !.
And we do not know what moment emergencies may,
arise. ; .
Vast quantities of supplies are needed in the infantry,
the cavalry, the air service and other branches, in order to
insure instant preparedness. It is a great deal cheaper to
provide these vast stores in peace times than in the stress
of war. Every consideration of economy, to say nothing of
safety, argues on the side of a reasonable preparedness, with
a democratic army, made up from the body of the people,
and backed by a small but adequate force of Regular Army
officers and men.
Col. Dentler tells of the'Chamber of Commerce of Kansas
City, made up of members employing large numbers of men.
They have signed an agreement to encourage 20 per cent
of their employees to enlist in the National Guard. While on
duty the men shall lose no pay, nor promotion or vacation
privileges; and that enlistment in the National Guard shall
be considered a patriotic representation for the company or
firm in the service of the state and the United States.
The National Defense Act is the best provision ever made
by our country to carry out the idea of President George
Washington, whose first act was to provide for a regular
army for the defense of the liberties and the safety of the
people. All that is needed now is the faithful adherence to
the provisions of the act ; the support of Congress ; the mold
ing of public opinion ; the willing and loyal service of a suf
ficient number of the best young men in all the states td
give it the binding force necessary to make it function fully.
And all this would be absolutely assured if every thinking
person in the united btates could hear UoL Dentler.
The Democratic papers that are making the campaign for
Governor Olcott are saying or leaving the impression that
nothing can be done to decrease expenses and lower taxes in
Oregon. Is there any one in the whole state who really be
lieves this? Or is there any one in the whole state who does
not want efforts to be made to disprove this assumption?
That is; any one outside of a few high salaried officials and
job holders who, want to hold on to their places?
orphanages, much of the clothing
Is. manufactured by the children
themselYes under the direction of
the relief workers, bat the maj
ority of them and almost the
entire population of Armenia will
hare to dress in American second
hand clothes again next year.
Approximately SO per cent of
the hand looms were destroyed
aring the war; famina and inras-
ioa hare scattered the women and
girls who formerly operated them.
And the flocks of sheep which in
former days furnished the wool
hare been killed for food or stol
en by inTaders.
"With the exception of food
there is no greater need than that
of clothing." says J. J. Handsak-
er. state director of Near East
relief, who traveled extensively in
(he Near East last summer.
Therefore I am asking the peo
ple of Oregon to respond to the
appeal for warm clothing and
shoes that comes to us from the
Near East and southeastern Rus
It is planned that the appeal
for spare clothing be spread in
schools, churches, clubs and lod
ges through speakers, illustrated
circulars, motion pictures and the
press, that every organiied group
In the state may have opportuity
to make collection of clothes, and
that it also be presented to cloth
ing concerns whose shelves and
store rooms may be cleared of
shop worn garments that are too
poor or out of date to sell and
too good to throw away.
Another thing Sir Arthur Con
an Doyle has neglected to tell
us whether there are any Dem
ocrats in the spirit world. Los
If the Near East ever gets out
ot the news of the world It will
be a mighty good place to live in.
Somewhere, somehow, there s al
ways fighting to be done there.
The railways are giving large
orders for new cars and other
equipment to handle passengers
and freight. No country ever
went to the dogs when such signs
of business activity are in evidence.
We have overlooked an anni
versary. On May 7, 1792, Captain
Gray, of Boston, In Wa ship, the
Columbia, discovered 'the Colum
bia river.' That' was 130 years
ago last Sunday,
The steel industry is undoubt
edly the most reliable business
barometer. . It is more reliable
than agriculture for the reason
that production and prices In the
sphere of the farm are determined
to a large extent by the bounty
of nature. The figures in the
steel industry are showing a de
cided increase in earnings, an
improvement fixed as high as 40
per cent. This Is proof of a bus
iness awakening after a long
period of self-denial and enforced
retrenchment. It means that ev
erything is on the upgrade.
Judge Webster Holmes of Til
lamook, candidate for the nomin
ation for governor on the Demo
cratic ticket, was a Salem bay and
young man, and he belongs to
pioneer Oregon family. If his pol
itical star should lead him Into the
office of chief executive, ' he
would give a good account of him
May 24th will be bundle day
for Near East relief throughout
the United States. Last year
America sent 1000 tons of. clathr
lag to the Near East.- President
Maesanagian of the 'Armenian
republic says that one-fifth of the
present population of that section
have been clothed In cast off Am
rerican garments during the year,
New clothing wears out fast
enough, the supply of half worn
garments is now completely ex
hausted. Numberless men, worn
en and children are destitute of
clothing and thousands have no
covering whatever save the thin
nest rags. . . V
Inside the Near East relief
to various nations
Is not doing the permanent
good ot which she Is cap
able. It would be better for
the country to preserve her re
sources to make a more important
and more lasting contribution
when conditions are ripe. Amer
ica can require Europe or each
nation thereof to put its house
in prder. That should be Ameri
ca's accomplishment. We - must
attain and hold the international
America ! of Wlnslow. IlC announces that
she wfll Bold court in the parlor
of her home. Will the witnesses
be allowed to look over the in
ily album while they waltt
BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Ballots going out
Got tine all set for election a
fweek from today.
There are many reports or
damage to fruit from freezing
throughout the country. The
white spot seems to be the Salem
district, and it i to be hoped that
fortune will follow our growers
throughout the season. -,
Sugar Is now made from'coxD.
the first shipment having jju t
been made ytrom Cedar
' June brides
a lot "of shop-
Oregon does not want a gov
ernor, and Salem does not want
a mayor representing any Klux,
clan, class, cult, creed, color, com
bination or company. We want
cooperation, coordination, con
structive work, not "division into
warring camps and factions. Ev
ery man in Oregon has a right to
life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness, and the further we can
get away and - stay away from
class consciousness of any kind,
the better it will be for the great
majority of our people. We should
be a harmonious whole as a peo
ple, and not a set of warring fac
tions,, playing dog-in-the-manger.
are already doing
Up in Umatilla county they
think the fight is between Hall
Mother's day Sunday. Father's
day in many, homes is Saturday
night, with the pay check.
V s s
But pity the poor mother whe
is remembered only one day in
m , ,
Riding two horses going in op
posite directions does not seem to
be as successful as It used to be
in Oregon politics.
'Margot Asquith says that Am
erican men want to kiss every
pretty woman they meet. Is thU.
the reason Margot has been im
The woman police magistrate
WILLIAM FOX mufliu
"Wll ITIHt WIKM OVKN. TNI Mil
$ Copyright, 1922, Associated Editor
The Biggest Little Paper la the World
Edited by Joha H. Millar.
' " THE' SflLESTONK ,
. . The road through' studyland Is
the scene of this Playlet" Half way
downj the jrqad lis aflnger. post
with a alga: "One Mile to Exami
nation Moountaln." . Beside , the
post there Is a large stone: Down
the road comes The Shirker, walk
ing along with. 1 his eyes " on: the
ground 'and lobklhgv BuUen.' He
stops' and frowns at the sign post.
j THE SHIRKER: V Well here It
Is along Jhe last of May Another
milestone ; passed .upon the way;
Examination Mountain lies ahead.
That means a climb, you bet your
life s I dread.; I wish I hadnt
fooled along '; the way. They I
wouldn't feel so shaky-like today.
Gee.whlilJ'H "'. hardly .catch my
' breath before - the climb. I guest
I'm scared to death, (The Shirker
Walks On, slowly and hesitatingly.
as though "he wanted Jto turn back.
Then .The Dullard enters. She is
carrying a big book under each
arm and is mumbling to herself.)
THE DULLARD: In Argentine
is Buenos Aires, I know. In Chile
i-Oh. I'knew a little; while ago,
(She stops and looks at the sign
poet and then sits down wearily
on the atone.) r " f -
THE ! DULLARD: I'm sick of
study,. study. all the time.. ..The
way they pile up lessons is
crime. " And what's? the use, for
when we have review II have to
ham' the stuff all ever. .too. And
now - Examination Mountain's
. near;' 1 never shall get over it, 1
i tear.- You have to have a lot of
! grit to stand ,a Journey on the
road through Studyland." (She
sighs, gets up. and plods on.;Then
' The Player enters. She Is an over
dressed girl who trips along care
' THE PLAYER:. Ho. bum! An
other mile, I see, to go. I never
1tnew the time to be ma slow. And
c Examination - ; Mountain too
' rn 1 v t- mcs tefcro Tin really
through. Well worry makea the
wrinkles,, so they say; I think that
I'll get" over anyway. I've managed
to get by somehow, air right.' And
now, thank goodness, time to loaf
Is In sight. (The Player, walks
carelessly off. The the Regular
Boy enters, hands in his pockets.
whistling a little. He looks up at
the sign post. and then sits down
and looks ahead musingly.)
THE REGULAR BOY: Another
mile to go, and then that's all .It
seems it's hardly1 any time since
fall. Examination Mountain isn't
far: Gee! What a lot of stony
paths there are! But I'll feel good
when everything v Is through
Vacation seems more like" you've
earned It, too. For ' past the
mountain lies a little lake, where
leafy trees such funny shadows
make; , where fish just hang
around and seem to wait a chance
to get a-hold of some one's bait
Why, if I listen I am sure I'd hear
the voice of Summer, tor It seems
(Voices are heard ofl-stage,
sounding far away.)
FIRST VOICE: A bite! A bite!
Now watch me pull him tn I
never saw a bigger one. Don't
SECOND, VOICE:. t Corao;help
me fry thl bacon; lend a hand. I
tell you, Jim, this coffee's smell
ing grand. v v
; REGULAR BOY (getting up
and starting off): Another mllo!
I'll get up On my. toes. ; . ; ,.
- And sail.ahead to summer-time.
and canes. And to think I've got
to use one! I'd rather not go back
to school at all."
Oh, very well,; said Mrs.
Stanley, "you can stay home if
you Uke.. But I. thought I heard
you saying v something about a
track meet ' you wanted to see.
And then there s a meeting ot
your club "
Oh, you know I'll go, grum
bled Jack, "even If I have to use
that crutch. Good thing it .isn't
"That's the spirit," said a
hearty voice in the doorway. Dr.
Shultz smiled in at them. "Just
think how you'll have It over the
other fellows, having -three legs,
now. Instead of two;- Of course
one of the three Isn't working
very well,, but It will be In time."
Jack grinned? "It'd be nice to
have three .hads, too, wouldn't
It? Then if I got tired using one
ONE REEL YARNS
, THE' THIRD LEO X'
I -.Jack looked at the shiny crutch
by the side of the big chair, t. I
won't go hobbling around oft that
thing," he said sulkily. 5,"Ive al
ways hated the Vight, of crt tcaes
the packs reduced. However, dur
ing the war when men were fight
lag each other instead of wolves,
the animals began to increase.
Now reports tell of the boldness
of the wolves and the large packs
I they are traveling in. They have
I could give it a rest and use tne attacked many villages. In nura-
other two. 1 bers as large as 50. -In'one place
"Or If you had an extra brain"! In Jugo-Slavia they even attacked
snrreRted Mrs. Stanley. la train '
"That's talking," laughed Jack.
He looked at the crutch with more
It's all in the way of looking
at it," said the doctor. "Just keep
thinking of that crutch, as your
third leg that you're using to give
one of the others a rest for a
while, instead of as a hinderance.
Don't call it your .'crutch' at all,"
" All right,- said Jack, : who
looked upon the big doctor as bis
best pal. "Hand me my third leg
and IH see how It goes.", J
Jack Is back running on ; the
track team again.. Getting his foot
back into snap wasn't ; bait the
trouble he expected. And nailed
up in his room beside the racquets
and bats Is his "third leg." ' ;
i Frank A. Vanderllp, the emin
ent American financier, who has
been an unoffcial observer at
Genoa, states that the wisdom of
America's nonpartlcipatlon in! the
conference is conceded by most
of the delegates, although it is
upon America that the world
must mainly depend' for its fin
ancial rehabilitation. The vari
ous representatives can speak
more freely with America absent
than if Uncle Sam were regularly
represented. But., whether In or
out, America holds the key to
the situation. The gold reserve
in this country is the thing need
ed to stabilize the business of
the world and the point is to
utilize this to the greatest good
of civilization and Industry. The
federal reserve must have world
vision rather than domestic. There
should be ' an international vfew
ih fixing and determining dis
count rates. America is a par
ticipant in every international
conference or convention, willy
nilly. Her unofficial attitude.
however, places her in a position
pregnant with possible good,
America is in a position to exact
political security from the nations
of Europe and this would mean
hjgher standards of civilization
and a more substantial govern
ment. England may embark on
friendly commercial relations
with the Russian soviet, but un
less Russia shows a capacity for
intelligent and ( just government
that commands the confidence of
America there can be no definite
progress. Mr. Vanderllp thinks
that by making moderate loans
". The Wolf at the Door " ' ;
The . growing ' danger , from
wolves , In, Europe is one of the
strange results of the war. Wolves
hare always been more or less
trouble In Eastern Europe, but
the people have managed to 'keep
uange uiiicer: uonf you
know any better than td point an
empty gun at me?"
Rookie: "But it Isn't empty,' sir.
; How, Why, and What
Do turtles have teeth? "
- Turtles have no teeth? but they
dont miss not having- any.' They
have horny jaws wth stuft a sharp
cutting edge that they can snap
off a man's finger ?.
Alice: "All good looking 'girls
Beatrice: ' "Oh, I, don't know,
., TODAY! PUZZLE
I am an animal; change my
head once and 1 am to plant seed;
change it again and I am to cut
grass. . . "
Answer to yesterday's: Nip, pin
Nab, b?n. - -'
May 12. Friday Concert by
Schalts, Tiolinitt. Grand tfcaatr,.
May 13, Saturday. Senator Ckarle
Hall (Deaka at Armory 8 i ni
May 13, Saturday Hospital ba&qutt
at Marion boteu evening.
If ay IS, Saturday JsaiM waak-aai
antertamsent ai O. A. O.
May 14, Sunday Mothert day.
" M ay 14, . Sunday Hoipiul 8unday
kirk-off of koipitat food eanpatrn.
, May IS to 21 Elks' Prosperity weak.
May IS and 17. Tuesday and Wed
Spuds r Apollo clab concerts.
May 19. . Friday Bpodial recall slee-
tions against public servieo commission.
May 19, Friday Primary toeuaa.
May iv . rriday bsiaai city primary
May. 19, rriday Opa hoaso, aoisacs
:psrtmrBi or bicb seaooi.
May 20, Saturday Xoa-eonfereact
eolleze traclr meet, Sweetland field.
May 30, Saturlsy Marion Coaaty
seaooi ataietea meet.
, May J6 sad ST. rriday aad gatarday
May roatlTal. Oratorio Oroatbta rriday
in armory ; liviag ptetaroa Batarday miguK.
Juno 8, Satarday Automobila race
t stata (air ground .
Jaas 5. lloaday Track nset, WUlam
oito aad Pacific Uarwraity at rorsst
June 6, 7. S aad Oreson State
Graaga convention at McMinnTille.
Jaaa 14. Wodaoadao rug Uay.
Jaas II, rriday Higk tdtoal grsdaa
Uoa. Jiaa 19 S. JIy 1 Oonsaatina of
fraa rira Ckiafs' aaaacUtioa at Marak-
Jaly t aad 4 Monday aad Taoaday
BUto eoaatioa af Artiaaas at Waadbarm
Bsptoaiber 3. S aad 4 Laker mw
Roaad-vp, Lakeiesr, On -v . t. .
Septaaibor IS, 1 Wedaesday Orgss
Metbodart rearVreare aseata a 8alem. v
eWtoaikar SL S9 aad tt Paadlotra
Sevtnabtt IS ta SS taahilrs Amm.
Stata -.'Fair. 1M -,s.ff .:-.. i
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Every one a real $25 and $30 value, now
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11 Men's Clothing event
Once You See These Values
At Nearly V2 Their
' No Charge tor Alterations
These suits have never before
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They are brand new and you'll
be glad to see them.
for men and young
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consist of blue, gray
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ing stripes, checks;
You will be actually startled at the