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Entered at the Poatofflce In Salem. Oregon, aa second-class matter
' . t , The members of the Oregon Legislature! do not neel the
following remindersor ought not to need them: 4,1
j If any institution asks foy a hew building or an adtption of
tiny kind that will take money, and that Will "not be the means
. vt bringing, in certain additional revenues- fV '
; V:.:. j Forget it. ' ' : 'J ;" ' ;
i ; i The pledges of the last campaign bind all members' of the
J .'Legislature to this action; jtj l; V V.'v.;:.:. f ;(; '-.fu if. ,,.
- ; If any exception shall be made, it ought to be manifest that
1 ,7 the new, "building or addition is absolutely ; necessary for: fhe
vr publie serviee; that it cannot be put off for two years, or four
, years, without impairing the efficiency of -some part of the
. necessary service of the state! to its people. , j j ,1.1 ; ,
' , lt any new expenditure ia asked for in any direction, that
i is not absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of some
arm of . the service of the state to the people- i
Forget it ; ; h . 'M ; , ' s; " I : I - ;? ' -; . .
lt,t Unless.it be an expenditure that will yield additional rey
- ... enue'j'ancj, there are KCVral jdirections , in Nvhieh there may be
legislation wisely enacted ; to,? serve such. ends.
! And the Oregon Legislature is further .committed, to the
-t-uttihg out of all duplications of work in every department and
direction -. , ' . ; f n - . i f-,-K -h iV ' ".; -;
": And a good many can bo; found, I j J:!
It is committed to the lopping of of every unnecessary
- expense; every fad and foible and folderol drawing money from
- the commonwealth treasury. fj : ' j f Js 3 ; ;
i. This does not mean that there should not be a. business
iuiui4itaii utiuu ui nit- siaic i; iiou a. ; nine, miuuui ur. ' lucre
should not be any denial of ; a cent to keei the stated wards
In comfort; not a. cent that is ; necessary to keep up the property
- of the state; just the same as a prudent business man or well
managed corporation woiddli do. ! V. ,
And soniething has got to be left to the judgment of the
tate i officials. They must) be given a free hand. And the
ciiuoi writerjis confident that they. Wilt make better, showing than
most members of the Legislature ;beUeve;wni.,'b'fftible.'in
most directions, if not all, in the administration pf th'etaffafrs
"of the staleT ; ';. : I j
. . - Hut . another trouble ' about the
ST C !04 jtoreeDf rate the! world jl
-the fact that Jilaho Is not" the cen
! -of llre unTferse. s-Losi Angeles
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...... V,Th ncroldgy ef l2iBhovr9
. -A' '-tmrHshed "names, but
leas aa-50 per cent of famous
nen vd1d -undr happy coiiditions;
. Is fame
worth, the atrnggle?
enatoir-eleft.'Cop'eland of New
- Vorlr im "ananibltloos"" son I.' tile
VI he favors the reduction rof
railway rates to a point where the
common' people can get fruits at a
lowrcoat. .So .we5l al! tlo. bui how
ia the senator going o bring this
about? V'. kiSi k t;.
Copyright, 102. AssocUted Edit
i Johnny's father put him to
.work catching mice while he h!nv
self.wenVto his daily tort. When
he returned home he said, "John
ny, how many I mice have; ; you
caught today?" Johnny looked up
at hla father and quickly ' re
sponded. "When I catch this one
and two more I'll have three."
t 1 1 Hi- Was "Getting On
.,' Grandpa: "Well, Willie.
Ji class are you' in at school?'1;
; Willie: "I've got one more kid
to lick and then H be in a-clasa
1 by ..myself..' . I
- - romlcw In Cfl'ieinistry
Pr- S.;.wyhat;is ice?",
r Student: "A place to
! hockey on."
'Don't get K it halri-ciu
"They teal you 'barber?
. Hy All Means'
Father: :Well . son, how : did
yo get along at school today?"
Itpbby: - 'Pa - ray physiology
bookt says ! conversation at meals
should be or a pleasant character.
Let's'talk- about something else."
:Z ."' .."; '. So Are Ours
Tpmmy." asked the teacher,
"what can you tell me of Ameri
ca's foreign relations at the p res
eat' time?" ? :
........... . i . - i . . . -. Manager
....... Managing Editor
... . . . . . ....... . .Cashier
............ . . MU1(BI WOO UVyv.
, If the man yon meet on the
street pronounces It facheesty"
right off the reel you may know
that he has either been in Rome
or that he has consulted' the guide
books, 'r' .". r,;..;?..
Georges- Clemenceatt Vays that
his ghost .Will return to Ainerlca:
In those prohibition' - days - we a re
certainly shy on spirits i
' The discussion of "the question
of introducing camels - into this
country as : beasts of harden re
calls' that an' attempt' along that
line was. made in . Texas i " many
years ago and failed, for two reas
ons. One was the inability of an
The Bijcgeai JtUe
"They're all broke." answered
the brightest boy in the class.
;s Rather TbuAy -
One day there was a slight dis
turbance among the smaller pupils
of a . suburban school.' A small
boy had slapped little girl. The
teacher said. "Jacit,' n gentleman
would strike a lady." t
... Jack at once replied, "Well; no
lady! would tickle . a gentleman."
: A Better -One --
Ed: "Once I knew a negro so
black that folks called him 'mld
nighf!" i ? ' ;; ' . . .
Ted: 'Thata nothing. Once I
knew one so black that lightning
bugs followed him around in the
daytime." a ? , .
I THE SHORTt STORY, JR. I
THE FOOLISH" FORD
The Ford took a look in tbe glass.
Said he, "I'm lacking in class;
I know! what I'll do,
' I'll bny something new 5 -,
Then all my relations I'll pass."
z-. "Zowee," groaned Frankle
Ford. "Shiver my oiinders! This
cold weather gets right ; into my
radiator.- What ".r with being a
Ford and freezing to death, what
joy is there i nil ving, I'd like to
know." . ; r--- . j ; , ;
-B-b-bui a-say, I Jiavo an idea!"
Frankle always stuttered when he
American to get along wltn them.
Only an oriental can live and work
with a camel. Anothr reason is
because horaea KSannot endure the
odor of the humble beast. Horses
are afraid of camels, possibly be
cause of the strange, exotic scent
of them. Cyrus, fearing the horse
cavalry of Croesus, put a camel
corps in the Vanguard of hls.army
and routed the horsemen of Croe
su.4 because the horses "became
unmanageable when the camels
were coming. ' . j
: A member of tho Oregon legis.
latiire said yesterday that' he was
afraid the Nax industry at the
penitentiary could not be made a
3iicceH, becanse he thought 1 It
would be difficult to get the far
mers to grow the flax. Will the
flax farmers around Salem please
go and labor with that brother,
or-any other memjber of the leg
islature who may Jharborsuch an
idea. ' This member suggested
that he had 'been told that flax
ruin the land. It does not. The
farmers who raise flax know bet
ter. It , does f not wear out ' tbe
land more than any other com
mon farm or garden crop. All
that is needed ls intelligent : ro
tation. The farmers near enough
to the penitentiary to deliver their,
flax In their own wagons would
raise enough flax to supply
twenty, forty, a hundred times
as much flax as can be worked up
there. If that institution were
ready to contract for it at fair
prices.' In a good crop year,1 300
acres of rich land In this vicinity
will raise enough! flax to produce
100 tons of fiber; and that much
fiber spun into reine twine and
sold at present prices "would sup
port two1 prisons like this one,
and make a large annual surprns
besides. The price of seine twine
Is now $2.75 a pound and up.
That would mean $530,000 a
year, all spent here 4 for" labor;
every cent of it, even for the
seed, after the first year, The
penitentiary can be supported by
spinning fack twine, selling at $1
a pound and up; and the machines
for spinnTng this kind of twine
ould eost very ; little. Part 1 of
the income will come from up
holstering and other tow, ' and
from the , seed f and the chaff.
There Is nothing wasted in flax.
Again, the flax v farmers around
Salem must, go and labor with
the member meniioned abovev
and with , any other' ' doubting
Thomas, ; if there is another one.
In the Oregon. legislature, Tnat
is the most .important .'matter before-
the legislature; as important
as a mi mber of ether matters are.
It means taking, the-entire bur
den 'of Tunning the penitentiary
off. of..tbe.shoniderji .of the tax
payers, within the j two- to four
rearsT and keeping it, bff vfdr all
time. It means a model; prison,
with every inmate who works
drawing a small dally'wage. It
means the beglnnlna of the big
gest Industry, In all Oregon. One
that will last forever. One that
will never wear out, or pinch, out.
One that will finally keep $ 30.
.000,000 a year in the United
Paper in the World
got excited. "I've been ; cutting
down on expenses lately and have
Bared & lot on gas. X guess I can
afford a new coat for the winter."
He buttoned his old rusty black
one tighter around his , radiator
and 'shuffled out - intb the snow.
The cold made 1 blm sputter and
sneeze. . ' . . ' . - :
' Oh shoot this old Ford!" The
girl stamped: on -the starter exas
peratedly., ... T ( ; , . -HI -f
But Frankie Ford only shrug
ged his wheels And rattled his
gears. "Just va it until I get my
new coati he stuttered proudly,
"I'll just saunter down to the ga
rage now and see what they have
on hand in tbj line of coats. . -.;
"Something in tan or grey, he
ordered. ''Mrs.' Longllnes got a
very swanky one In here last win
ter. The same style, please." The
Ford loved the word "swanky."
.He knew It was used in fthe very
nest society., v r; ; ) ;
Very, soon "h'e was air dressed
up In a coat of lovely grey, f My,
how cheap my old wheels look
with this coat," he thought. ; "I
believe I'll economize on gas for
another year and get iolid
wheels." .;. ' i i-i y 1. V . ; j
i'AA big as I can wear,"' he or
dered proudly, "don't stop. at the
cost." He looked at himself in the
plate glass window. My, ! how
beautirul he was! No one would
ever guess that he belonged to the
Ford family. But wait, there was
Still something wrong with him.
A new top! .That was fll he need
ed. : By this time he had the habit.
He might Just as well economize
on gas for the rest of his life and
States that now - goes to foreign
countries. Is not aeb a consum
mation w o r t h' t he iel p f oj r a ' f e w
hours bf the flax farmer. of the
Salem district every mother's
son "of them? .
JIRPIA" TO KEXATOR KDD V
; Senator Eddy is "mighty - right",
about a large per cent of our high i
school, graduates, not being abk
to speak the English language
correctly and "easily,- but I em
phatically disagree with him en
the statement that we need LESS
sociology, and eugenics and MORE
hirtory and constitution tangbt.
In the first place, histories at
best, represent largely. a summary
of personal and press prejudices
of the time in. which they were
written, with too much, space
given to "wars and -minors of
wars.": , Therefore, why spemd
more time than what our state
course of study now requires,
which gives a good general knowl
edge and should be enough to en
able students to link up past mis
takes and evolution of govern
ments with present problems and
future dilemmas? This, after all.
Is the true purpose of history.
-; Senator Eddys : reference to
Americanism leads1 us to-. assume
that, like many of our otators
and editors, he has a definition
of Americanism all his own. By
eliminating about 50 per cent of
our present high school subjects
and supplanting them with more
study of American history and
further detailed analysis ' of our
constitution, the .curriculum
would about mearure up to his
idea - of teahing ' Americanism,
100 per cent.
How can we become the" know
ing and acting devotees of Ameri
canism if we studyon!y" the con-4
stitution, and leave out the dozen
or more related subjects which
help to make it - usable? ! Our
state course of study already pro
vides .'sufficient time to. become
well acquainted with jit, : To
know the constitution from mem
ory even, and to be able to dis
cuss Its Ideas intelligently, does
not necessarily stimulate one to
be a good cititen.. : Neither does
being a good citizen mean blind
ing our eyes to our nation's weak
nesses and seeing only the worthy
high points. :. "':
How is a knowledge of toclol
ogy, political economy; civic bi
ology, capital, labor and eugenics
(as embracing marriage and; di
vorce) to make us less efficient
fathers, mothers land citizens?
And, since such a small per cent
of pur"y'oung people are ante to
go to College, . these subjects
should most certainly, be taught
in high school more than they ate
now. . They are so fundamental
that I : honestly believe we wfl
come tq see the f Uness of politi
cal economy being taught in sim
pler fxrnn "in 'the grades.
How. can you explain, other
wife, our great mass of. uninter
ested citizens (!) .who. care pot
whom the candidates are or. what
they stand for, and the . other
Edited by John H. Millar
get a new top.
- His rfew top on Frankie Ford
strutted out , of the garage as
proud' as1 a stuffed peacock. Ho
no longer: felt the Cold; and he
was confident that he would fool
every one. They ' would- never
dream but what he belonged to
some family high In society. As
he stepped out into the street' a
blast of cold wind struck him. He
sneezed and coughed until his in
1 "Ho ho," laughed a big car
standing nearby. "Listen to that
Frankie " Ford dropped ; a big
gasoline tear. ''It's no use,"" he
sobbed, "and how I won't even be
able to get anywhere, the way I'll
have to save on gas." ;
I PICTURE PUZZLE . I
WHAT 4 MONTHS ARE
Aaswtr to yesterday" r Afrteju
mass who- 'will -not vote at all?
If good . citizenship, in other
words, Americanism, '; is going to
1 'unoUon In the older folk, it must
be stimnlated in the young ones
through education. V
Furthermore, an nnsatiable de
sire for good, correct English may
be implanted where students are
allowed to become enthUBiastlcal
ly interested in I these live sub
jects, for they want to be under
stood and recognized, then, as in
telligent and forceful parties to
. It must Indeed be embarrassing
to have one's high school daugh
ter start discussions on subjects
In which one's own education is
woefully lacking. The fact that
Igh school students, are discus
sing the relation of marriage to
divorce is certainly encouraging,
as it will' lead them into eugenics
and bring to their observance
some sordid facts about this in-
Ktitution in our civilization. The
appalling increase of propagation
of the feeble minded and spread
of venereal diseases, as shown by
our fifes t statisticians, should make
it imperative to the .. thinking
mind that these subjects must be
taught to onr youth if we would
safeguard bur future civilization.
Since we; are so surely and roon
coming to the place where the fit
of our state and" nation must
spend more time and money :n
supporting the unfit than In edu
cating the fit. haven't our young
people a right to know the social
and industrial causes bf such
As a graduate of an Oregon
high schOol, . university, and as a
teacher in high schools, I know
that I can speak; with some au
thority on -the subject of . your
criticism, and It has been j my
practice to teach good .citizenship
along with my . subjects to mOre
than 300 students I have had the
privilege to teach.
a. (Mrs.) Fern Wells Daugherty
Salem, Or., Jan. 24. 1923. ;
By W. C. Conner,- Editor Nbrth-
. ,1 . west, Poultry Journal, j
Thf request of the ponltrymen
of Oregon for a legislative appro
priation of $5000 to be used in
Investigation and control of poul
try diseases in this state througli
the poultry division of the Oregon
Agricultural college or special ex
perimental station should be
granted. This industry has grown
to great importance in this state
and Is constantly expanding : re
gardless of the handicap in com
bating disease by individual effort
on. the part, of jpoultrymen.
, Through' the Oregon Agricultu
ral college poultry division warn
ings are issued to poultrymen to
be on the alert for threatened dis
ease developments in their flocks.
but this Is about as far as the col
lege poultry, department is i able
to goj with the limited funds at
hand. ! With the appropriation
asked 1 for, vaccination and many
othef highly recommended expert
ments' for arresting and stamping
out disease in poultry flocks could
be . conducted, which would not
only mean. a great saving' to indi
vldual poultrymen, but also pro
tect r and preserve a great and
growing -state Industry. . Oregon
dairymen and livestock breeders
are provided j with protection in
combating disease in their herds
by state . provisions, and why not
the ponltrymen, who represent, an
Industry : greater than . the ' dairy
industry ln'thls state?- Washing
ton state has made such provision
for the .protection of its great
poultry industry, through a com
petent poultry veterinarian at the
Puyallup experiment station, and
it is false economy on the part
of this 'state to longer withhold
this aid and protection for Ore
THE QUALITY OF MERCY
We are wont to admire English
justice intensely, with its speedy
punishment for offenders. Un
doubtedly, it is administered more
rationally in that country than in
our own. with the result that
crime is curbed to a considerable
extent. - But when one reads the
repellant details of the hanging
there of a man and woman for
the murder of the latter's hus
band, one is a bit grateful that
mercy so frequently seasons Jus
tice in our own sentimental land
rj There is something peculiarly
barbaric in the thought that an
unfortunate woman, so abject in
aer fear that she was dragged
forth to have tbe noose slipped
ound her neck while she was un
conscious, was shot into eternity
tn sueh a harsh fashion a few
brief weeks' before she would
have become a mother.' It re
veals the growth of humanitarian
opinion In England that It took
several ; trucks to convey the sig
natures to petitions of clemency
for the wretched-woman to their
destination.' ! And assuredly the
taking of one human life should
not have been punished by killing
When one reads ot ' lynchlngs
and other outrages and the fright
ful crimes -.-that ... dally, 4 obtrude
themselves into the public news
one feels that humanity isr sink
ing lower and lowerIJut . the
ready reaction of the mass of the
people, as in this case tn England,
to what, they consider a wrong,
rhowa that slowly we are stumbl
ing a little aheal on the . road to
sympathy and cpmpassipq for our
fellow-man. - It - Is a1 bad --world.
but gradually, day by day, It Is
getting a little better.!
Depot Robber Caught in
Albany Railroad Yards
DAUAS,.Or., Jan. j 2 3. (Spe
cial to The- Statesman.) James
Clark, a youth arrested In Albany
Tuesday by Detective P.: Kelley
of the Southern i Pacific Railway
com pany. charged" with having
broken Into the Dallas depot Sat
urday night was brought to Dal
las today and, gveh ahearing be
fore Justice of the peace Ed F.
Coad. where he was .bound over
to the grand jury. - i - '
It was considered merely a case
of accident that Clark: was caught
by Kelley. He was noticed loaf-
IF KIOHS AGJ
BAD TIE SALTS
Says Backache Often gleans Yoo
Have Not Bt Drinlclng
Enough Water -
When you waVe up with back
ache and dnll misery in the kid
ney 'region it may mean you have
been1 eating foods which -create
acids, says, a well-known author
ity. An excess of such acids over
works jtho kidneys in their efforts
to. filter it; from the' blood and
they become sort ot paralyzed and
loggy. When-.- your kidneys get
sluggish and cleg you ; must re
lieve them, like, you relieve your
bowels, : removing all the body's
urinous " waste, ' else " j'ou have
backache, sick" headache, dizzy
spells; n. your stomach sours,
tongue is ; coated, and when the
weather Is bad you have 1 rheu
matic .twinges'.. The . urine . is
cloudy, full of sediment channels
often get sore, water scalds and
you are obliged to seek relief two
or three times-during the night.
Either consult ; good,, reliable
physician at once pr get from your
pharmacist": about four ounces of
Jad Salts; take a tablespoonful in
a glass of water before breakfast
for a few days and your kidney3
may " then act fine. ; This famous
salts is made - from the - acid of
grapes and-lemon Juice, combined
with lithia, and has been used for
years to help clean and stimulate
sluggish kidneys,, also to neutral
ize acidssTin" the system";. So they
no Jonger . irritate, thus .often re
lieving bladder weakness.
,. Jad Salts." ia ineVpensive, cannot
injure and makes a delightful, ef
fervescent, 1 Hthla-water l" drink.
Drink lots of soft water.' By all
means ; have your physician ex
amine onrikidneys at least twice
a year. Adv.'
W ; '"' '"""''
Ing aroundf the yards at Albany,
and bummed Kelley for the -price
of a meal. ; Suspecting him of he-
ing a suspicious character, Kelley
took him: to the police headquar
ters In - Albany where a search
revealed a number of ' skeleton
keys and a flashlight. The flash
light was brought to this ' city
where" it was identified by Claud
Lynch as the one stolen from his
blacksmith shop Saturday night,
together with a. number of tools
which were used for entering-the
depot. ' : ;
It is supposed that the burglar
was frightened away : from the
building before he , had h chance
to-bf eakl open the safe,' as nothing
of importance has been missed.
He is being held in the' Polk coun
ty jail awaiting the convening of
the new grand Jurs. .
f ; The'Waldo Hill Telephone com
pany held a meeting at' Macleay
January -8 . for the; pufpose of
electing new- officers.'-H. Taylor
Wars '.chosen' president & A. Xfc
Calrfster "vice president; and C. T.
Gilbert director. Mr. McCallister
has-just -finished putting the line
in order. '. : ' '-' ' ' '
' Mr. and Mrs.' J; F. 'Yung; -entertained
the Friday 'Night Card
club on January 19. Everyone
- - ; H
Want Ads are tireless servants. They, are always on the job
. - . '- ' ' for you "p n .r '
You can sell your used ear, old books, pictures, furniture, etc"
with their help v , .
- You can get roomers to add to your monthly income " '
Want Ads will help you land a good job' or get competent'
, 1 help for you - - ;
Just telephone 23 and a pleasant-voiced ad-taker will help you
ffljt Oregon tat?rtriau
is the pap er ' of interested read ers 7
FIRST AMBASSADOR TO CUBA.
Major-General Crowder." Judge ,Advocate-General"of the U- S.
army. He will be the first Ambassador from the" United1 States
to Cuba. ,? v n ; :v.i..-. jc ; .Vucj; ,r-,,-I - ?
had - a -good ' tirae .JLiicch, w:
served at the usual-hDBT' v
J. j Mjss Ruth and ' . Miss ; Care
Chamberlain-' are ill. '-
'Mr. and - Mrs. F. Fieber " a
daughters Irma and Lena, a!,
J. W. Fieber drove to Salem Frl
day. - ' ," ' "' '
Mrs. W. Howell entertained tl :
Lawies Aid Jahnary 18.
' Miss Amanda Matthews is vL
iting friends in Salem for a few
days. ' " H
Mr. -and ilrs. C. A. McCalliste:
and C. A; Fieber drove to Sale
Wednesday. ' ' '
Mrs. W. Elliot spent Sunday 1
the home off Mrs. 12. T. Chamber
lain. " ' :
-- Mrs. 3? F.I 'Yung ' and Mrs. Z!
Larsen were Salem-visitors Tue.
day. ' : "v;i.; ' . ' -
f Frances" Hoffman' spent a fe
days visitin g!,Mr; "and Mrs. V. ."
McCallister ;nesr-f Salem. H
J. W. Fieber' and E. Scho;
made a trip to Salem Tuesday.
Angeline Fieber,. who. was s!
with bronchitis,' is reported be:
- - - i w t
Mr. and Mjs.Y.
and family vislredat the home c!
their parents,. Mr.' and Mrs. C." A.
McCallister, Tuesday. '- J
- B.' D.T Wells '.was a .Salem vis;
U F. F'eber-'W&s ill for a whi!;
but Is reported better, j i - -,- -