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,MR. MEMBER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
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Let the members of the Oregon Legislatureincluding
the two lady members, each ask himself or herself this ques
tion: ' ' , . . j , :f w
4 j Jf you had a family of over 400 grown children that will
grow gradually larger? a family that will be yours to support,
willy nilly, till your dying day and that will have tcr be sup
ported by your heirs and their heirs, throughout all time
'. : Would you be willing to spend, say $350,000 to" $420,000
every two years in their support, and to bequeath this burden
" to your children and your , children's children, without at
tempting to provide all the" members of yqur growing family
with some productive work to do, in order, that they might
become self-supporting and in some measure self respecting;
it beine considered that they are for the.most part able bbd-
r-4eq andr willing and anxious to work ?t i
Nol matter how rich you plight be, would you not think
:it foolish to burden yourself and your estate with their, ex
pensive support in idleness ? v
9 " i - Well,this is the case of the Oregon penitentiary
" And the burden of the support of that institution, while
' it ha3 to be borne by a large
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i upon some, oi juieni ; upua umuy ux mem, aireaay cnargea
with grievous burdens, - v
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machinery with which 100 of
would lift the burden of their
- people of Oregon , r;:. r ..
. Would make them self supporting r , -
-' ' Would give, each worker at any task in the prison a small
daily wage :'" . i ,: . . ,
' ' " Would allow him te support his family or dependent rel
atives on the outside,; so. that his home might be kept to
gether, and in some cases would support the family, of the
i bread winner whose life, was taken by the prisoner serving
j his sentence for his" crime. I , j I :v
i Perhaps $75,000 will be enough to buy the machinery. 'f
, , remaps $ou,ooo win do it. -i i
- But whatever sum it may take, up to $100,000, thi3
would surely be a good investment it wgUld surely be con
sidered a. good investment in the business world outside the
prison walls. wfi' ".-'i f j r- , Ji
. The Oregonian sald.a fewdays ago that twice, $420,000
expended in - order to smake the penitentiary self supporting
.-would be well, expended i X ti;x,rS
With an original investment of $150,000, the Minnesota
penitentiary at Stillwater was . made, sef supporting, with
porting iuuu prisoners anq giving mem aauy wages ana pay
ing every expense of every kind in and about the prison
And piling up a surplus besides of over $4,000,000 since
1905, which was the last year the Minnesota Legislature
tmade an appropriation of tax money for that prison.
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, However, a Minnesota law allows the prison board arid
the superintendent of ithat prison to borrow at not more than
4 per cent moneyfrom the state treasury' for the revolving
fund, "to buy materials and pay wage3. Under that law, they
may now at any time borrow over $3,000,000 !
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And they did, during the
count of the high prices of raw materials and thecontracts
they had made to sell the manufactured articles at the usual
prices thus operating at a loss for a period. .' t i
But they paid it all back, and interest. ' . j, - '
" - For buying raw materials and paying labor, the Gover-
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THE FCN BOX
always asking questions), "am , I
Imade of dust?" N
;I think not,", replied his Dad,
: MotheTWlse you would dry up once
: in a while:' - -; f '-- -
:; Wanting Knergy
Herbert had spent ' J the' first
. ;t'diB vi ilia iiic iu a uuuoo , -
? twvl. warn Itnlrrinwn K II f tltt .ftaH
i nad experience with motor cars.
' t3o when he was , visiting hi aunt,
and found the family cat dozing
! comfortably In the suhny window,
ho. cried excitedly : "'Aunties come
!qulck! '.Thin tat has gone to sleep
'and left his engine running!'
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I -Farmer; . t'What are you doing
.up that tree, youug relltfw?" r
- Joe: "One of your apples ; tell
; down, mister, and I'm trying to
put H'back i . Vfi ' i :
More Would "l)d
Hobby (aged 6' years): 4rieasc
flveme a nickel, Uncle Jack." .
Uuclo Jack: Why. little pal,
1 thoughts ydu were too --big- to
beg tiit a nickel." v" v
rJtuW, r.ohby: "That's ?-o,
TIIE OREGON STATESMAN SALEM, OREGON ' - ' " FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2. 1923 '
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Except Monday by , .
...... .Managing; Editor
......... . .Cashier
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number of people, falls heavily
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91 Art AArt !1fuinJ
A1UU.UUU U1TCSLCU III ft L Jl 11 1 1 1 1 1 If
these 400 men could work
support permanently from the
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war, borrow large sums; on ac-4
' The Biggest Little
Nervous man to boy next t6
him who has' a cold: "Boy, don't
you have a handkerchief?"
- Ypung America: "Yes, but" I
don't lend it to strangers."
, . . ; j Talented - ;
v VI asked you to send me young
lettuce.' j i, ' ' !' v
"Yes, ma'am.,. Wasn't it young
what you cot?" ' ' -
v "Young? It's almost old enough'
to wash and dress ItselL."
N s Seems That War
Mr. Young: What animal
makes the j nearest approach to
Stude: !'The cbotle."
Out of Luck
The prisoner threw the jftaga-
ilne across J his5 cell r In 'disgust.
'Xothing but .continued stories."
he supttered. "and. I am to be
hung nextiTuesday.VJ A
I THE SHORT STORY, JR. I
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among the; fur urobes In the big
limousine. ' The airin the' car was
hoi : and stuf ry,,and"h-gi?was-br.ndled
' nr he could hardly
bicathe. rSy " 'ioal'daV "6 -go
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nor and the superintendent of the Oregon prison7 ought to be
given such authority. They may not have to use it. -They
should nevertheless have the authority; in ordei to provide
the necessary raw materials and pay cash, and discount bills.
With $50,000 or $75,000, or at the most $100,000 for
machinery, which may be provided without any additional
appropriation more than has been expended in running the
penitentiary heretofore V (.
And with the authority to temporarily borrow when or
if needed in the revolving fund to buy materials and pay, for
labor . s ' . . !
With this appropriation and thia authority, Governor
Pierce and Superintendent Smith 1 of the ? penitentiary can
make the penitentiary self supporting and they can likely
accomplish this in two years. They can surely do it in four
years; and they can surely make a big dent in it within two
years. !::.''''' '
They are anxious to try. They will not experiment
They will not spend a cent till they know what they are
doing. ' r' ' ' ' :' ' ' i J"
Give them the appropriation and the authority.
That will be among the most constructive things of thi3
session of the Legislature.' Will it not be the most con
structive of all the things that can be done? v J j
President Harding, like Presi
dent Cleveland, has congress, on
There is at every session talk
of patting the business of the leg.
islatare on a business basis. But
it has never - been done. It can
be done. Will It ever be done?
Europe must feel quite at home
with tne drums beating, flags fly
lng. troop trains running, motor
cycle ' corps flitting about.! air
craft roaming; above and other
signs of . war. It takes all sorts of
people In this world to make tip
the population. J l ;
Oregon never had a more able
or a more earnest body of men
(and women) in her legislature
than she has in the present ses
sion, taken ' as a' ' whole. And
there have been sessions In 1 the
past composed of some of the best
and ablest minds in the common
wealth. The members In some
past sessions followed leaders bet,
ter than the members of this ses
sion are doing; some of them fol
lowed party bosses better. Per
haps this Is a fault of the present
session that there is not enough
following of leadership; provid
ing that it be good and able and
honest leadership, "directed to the
best - interests and highest ' wel
fare of the state. There are a
lot of 'constructive things yet to
be doue at this session that ought
to be done; and 'the ' doing of
which would make this a notable
session, of the Oregon - legislature
in the annals of the state -L' K
There "is not a member of the
Oregon legislature who, givent400
and over men physically fit and
willing to .work, if he or she had
such a force available for a pri
vate enterprise, could not so di
rect them that they could earn
their own keep, with something
over. That is what the state of
Oregon has at the penitentiary!
All they need is direction and
tools, and ' machinery. They can
sarn their own keep and small
wages besides, ' and a ' surplus
every year. If there Is, after two
years from now, ever again need
ed an appropriation for the sup
port of the Oregon penitentiary.
it will be a disgrace to the pres
ent ? legislature. Tne ' governor
Taper in the World
coasting like the other boys? lie
looked : with envy at the ragged
little urchin they passed 'tugging
his sled up the hill. ' . ;
"Mother," he asked, "why can't
I have a sled and go coasting like
that .boy? '.- i K I - 1 v f h - '.
Mrs. DeBois looked at her son
in astonishmen.' j "Mercy! : Clar
ence," she gasped, : "you know
you're too delicate. Besides you
really wouldn't like to be that lit
tle , rag-armuf f in, wonM ' you ?
Poor boy, how he must envy you
your big limousine.', ; :
The limousine drew up In front
ob a large house and Mrs! DeBois
got out. ''Now, Clarence," : sha
said, "James will drive you all
through the - park for your fresh
air. - Call for me in an hour."
The big car. swung around and
back towards the hill where the
boys were coasting. 'Jamesstop!
Stop a minute," .Clarence called
suddenly. .The chauffeur j'. drew
up to the curb. U It was not , his
place. to !ask. questions, but he
watched with Interest as Clarence
tumbled out of the car and rat
up to Tommy, i. "Say, would you
be willing ; to i go riding In that
limousine for a little while and
let me have your sled?" he pint
"Would I!" i Tommy i gasped.
"He dropped his sled and ran for
the limousine as fast as ever he
could.., There must be some mis
take, but he wasnt going to give
that rich boy time to change his
mind. r y , . j - , .; ' ''
"Drive on!" Tommy ordered,
as he had seen It done In the mo?
ies. - i :- ' I ' :-' : i v . V -
They were back in half an hour
and met 'Clarence at the bottom
of the hfll; cheeks growing;' eyes
shining. "Gosh, ain't it great?
Tormiay 'sfghed as he climbed out
of the car. ' ' , v t":
and the penitentiary managers are
anxious to make the "institution
self supporting. They can do it,
with provision for some machin
ery and tools; and any money
provided now for these can all be
paid back, with Interest, besides
making' the prison self support -ing.
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CALLING KEMAL'S BLVFP
Pouring oil on troubled diplo
matic waters is a r risky experi
ment; for somebody Is always
setting fire to It. ;
Just now tne oil of the Mosul
is spreading in a sticky flood all
over the proposed treaty at Lau
sanne. Lord ' Curzon Insists that
the petroleum-bearing v! territory
sha!l remain under a British man
date. Ismet Pasha has responded
that his government will ' never
Klgn a treaty . containing, such a
clause. : . r -" - , ; - 4 '. .'. . '
Perhaps Ismet v is ; not '.. to be
blamed; for he was notified two
months ago by the Angora gov
ernment that it he so far lost' his
head as to sign such an agree
ment at 'Lausanne he would lose
it a second time when he return
ed home. . " . "
Lord Curzon is in a somewhat
similar position,-' He has- been
instructed by the British govern
ment to retain the Mosul " terri
tory In Irak at all costs. From
presen4ndications a . bit of fight
ing will be necessary before! the
disput Is settled.
Mustapha . Kemal recently
boasted that he is at the head of
the-most powerful army In the
world. His men have grown res-?
live during their period of 1 en
forced inactivity. ? They want ,tp
cross the Straits, to rooceupy
Constantinople and Adrianople,
the holy cities of Islam, and test
their strength with, 'the peoples
of the Balkans.. t
- France has cashed . In . and . re
tired from the Near East game.
She is now devoting her entire
activities to settling her score
with the Germans in the, Khlne
valley. Vi: Her- withdrawal Tias
caused the Greeks ito-'replace on
their shoulder the chip jhat was
knoeked -off so rudely, by the
Turks in Asia Minor 'last Septem
ber ''-V- 1 -.'r:,t:V.-.;!:b.
The cabled news tell the world
that Greek troops have entered
Edited by John H. UOlar
but they were not talking about
the same thing. , . :.'s ' j
"Why, Clarence, now flushed
you are! You're not well," his
mother said when they called for
her. But Clarence was cot listen
ing. lie was' taking a last Jong
look at Tommy . and his sled. : -
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I PICTURE PUZZLE ;
Aniwrr t, rtcr'aya.'MiIatimiur
?iShl'i Dtrfja," "Twrlfth ishw".
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western Thrace; : and their lead
ers have announced that their ob
jective Is Adrianople.'' " Rumania
and . Jugo-Slavia are :' feverishly
mobilizing their forces to make
common cause' with the Greeks
against the Turks; for none of
the Balkan nations, not even the
Bulgarians, want to see the Turks
regain, control of Thrace. .
As far as 'the British are con
cerned, the situation has cleared
very percepitbly. There are
enough Balkan troops under arms
to repel any Turkish Invasion of
Thrace, to keep them : clear of
Macedonia. It is a characteristic
British policy in Near Eastern
matters to handle the diplomacy
and finances of a campaign and
permit those people who are more
immediately concerned to do the
In the background of the Near
East, however, dark and sinister
as a torna"do . on the horizon,
crouches soviet Russia. The Bol
sheviks covet, like the barbarians
of old, the flesh pots of the warm
countries of southern Europe.
They have stripped their own
country bare and they are ready
to make secret alliances with
either the Germans or the Turks,
of with both, provided an en
trance Is gained through which
the Red legions can pass into the
fertile lands that have .so far
escaped the plague of Commun
ism. . . , ' ' t
Both Germany and Turkey hes
itate, because It is through their
countries that the Reds would
march; first; and they fear, the
looting would begin before the
enemy country was reached.
Three-months ago some Red regi
ments moved to the aid of the
Turks in -Asia Minor; but the ex-j
cesses they committed horrified
even the . callous Moslems, , and
they were sent back to their own
country. One of v the Kemal min
isters was quoted, as saying that
the , Bolsheviks were, even more
dangerous as friends than as en
emies.5 T ' i;
In fct, the Turks themselves
broke with the Bolshevik dele
gation at Lausanne, on whose
presence they had insisted. . Of
Communism ono may say. as of
certain landscapes, "distance lends
enchantment to the view.". The
close-ups are singularly . repul
sive,- ;')!'.". : . '
WIND AND POWER '
'. The ! English people are bar-
-nessing the " winds In order s to
make electricity for 'power and
light.. ; Buildings with J whirring
wings are being erected on vari
ous hilltops and ' the force thus
developed is used to produce cur
rent for the service of the Brit
ish farmer. They have no great
water power possibilities like bur
Columbia or Niagara, and must do
the best they can with nature's
offerings. So they take the wind.
We should learn to use the en
ergy of the Kansas cyclone.1 the
Dakota blizzard, the Oregon legis
lature and - the American senate
to create real power for service.
They might all be tamedexcept
perhaps the senate. ' ii ;
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TOXGCE OR PEN j j
Mussolihi, the new Italian pre
mier, speaks French, German and
English, in addition to his native
tongue. Although he climbs from
the bottom, he is better equipped
as a linguist than any other; of
the European premiers, t He was
professor of French In the uni
versity of Milan and has also been
a newspaper editor. He would be
handy man in. training the
League of Nations to work. He
can use tongue or pen with equal
skill. , K- .
There were nearly 3000 more
failures In England last year
than the year before not includ
ing the one of Lloyd George. The
total liabilities were some $75,
000,000 in excess of those of the
ptevlous year. It Is evident that
a good many business men are
being taxed into bankruptcy under
British schedules. The' decks are
being cleared,, but the procesa Is
a hard and harrowing one. 1
NOXK so niiixo
Accordlnr to th cnnflomon
who garner vital statistics- there
is a lessening of blindness l In
th.i 'country elnce ' people have
taken to wearing glasses and car
Inir for their, eves.- KeverthAlns
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there are over 120.00 blind per
sons In the Unitetf States today
not including those who persist
:n voting for the single-tax idea.!
DUMMY - MARBLE
They ruake millions of buttons
from clam and mussel shells tak
en from the Mississippi river and
now they' are making snytnetic
marble from the waste- of the but
ton factories.1 - It la a Tine thing
when a manf.canrear" his tomb
stone , from hi exti;a" pants but
tons. " " .'"" ;
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BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Groundhog' day ' " .
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And ft is a groundhog case
of hurry with the legislature.
The days are fleeting.
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The danger of a tight as to
whose name the proposed con
solidation measure shall carry
is that no bill at all accomplish
ing the objects ' aimed ' at -way
be passed at this session.. This
would please - some people, . 'hnt
it would diappoint a great many,
v-The Oregon ' penitentiary : Is
without a female prisoner. The
beauty of. the thing Is that there
are very few women in thl state
who ought io be thera .'' -
The flax growers are satisfy
lng everybody that they can fur
nish all the flax the penitentiary
plant can use. - The fact is, they
cculd furn'sh all 100 institutions
o! that size could use, and they
would be glad to make contracts
to do this very thing. The pro
ducing end of the game is rock
ribbed. . The !" problem is with
the manufacturing' end.
.The freezing weather of the
past few days and nights has
ptobably not injured serionnly
any fot tbe $500,000 worth, of
broccoli that; will soon be ready
to harvest In . the- Salem district:
If nothing happens to destroy
the -crop. But freezing weather,
with dry 'winds, would gire th3
growers sleepless nights and gray
- Most of the paving of streets
in Salem this year- will be with
concrete. - Thftre ' will be some
blocks 'of the' bitulithic type,
however, and the Marion coun
ty outfits wilt apply - the "hot
stuff" In (finishing these.
: President Wojclechowskl of Po
land started, life as a trinter.
But, as his predecessor In the of
offlce, Narutowicz, was assassinated,-
he hopes to escape ' any of
this "leaded matter." r
Instantly Din Evwj Air
Passage--Clear8 : TInt .
If your nostrils are clogged
and your had Is stuff ou because
ot nasty catarrh or a cold, apply
a little' pur; antisepi cr -arj
into your nostrils'. " It penetrates
through every, air. pavsaj,- sootu
'ar and hI'r'S swollyn.inriatn
;d. membraues and. you cst ' In
slart relief..' v" ?-,,. U: ) ; '
' Try thla.c'Oet... a fttt" bothe
of Ely's .Ti earn Balm atf any
vJrjg stored Your closg'Sd J no3
fcrilA open, lgbt 'up; yo'ir." head
is clear; no more, niwklng or
sc if fling: - Count fifty. All the
stlfiness, dryness, struggling for
breath is gone. You feel fine.
Adv. i c - ' j .
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rEfrHr apllS? W
. Want Ada are tireless tenraats. They arc. always on the job
- " for you . . -
: You can sell your used car, old books, pictures,' furniture. eto
: -.--V- r .with their help- :
. You can get roomers to add to your monthly income
Want Ads will help you land a good Job or get competent
; : - : ' ' help for you ' ' ' ' '
Just telephone 23 and a pleasantrYoiced itd-taker will help you
. ; " A Passing Spirit ; '
- Wednesday : afternoon sevetal
score of the mos$ :.respected resi
dents of v Salem attended the fun
eral services of . Mrs. -. Caroline
White. " - ;
In terms of the goods of this
world, .Mrs. White was not
wealthy. 1 .' . -'
,r An ex-governor of Oregon and
several of Salem's most Influential
citizens attended Mrs. White's
funeral. ' Why? Why had this
plain little woman , attracted so
many friends and so many friend
ly ' thoughts' toward her , at her
little;.' home on North r. Cottage
street? , . : ! '.
There is an answer. , .
An unselfish, sacrificing exam
ple of true Christian woman hood.
A nature .which . recognized -the
needy and those who were In such
straits that a true friend was re
quired. v- ' -;,f- .'.'''?'- K':-- '
Only those1 who were personally
acquainted with Mrs. White can
vouch tor : the facts Indicated in
this halting testimonial, which by
the way, Is written by a young
man whose own life has been ' far
from the precepts lived out , by
the subject of this article. : .
fThe Xapts pf Mrs., White's life
can be briefed. Widowed and liv
ing beyond the line; of four core
years,; sne;.hadj:'lung!to the" old
home in Salem. 3 Her lltvlng child
ren had offered her homes with
them at. various" times, but Mrs.
White preferred to end her life
In .this, city where she could be
near her many friends. ' ; '
In her later years Mrs. . White
was afflicted Jwlth a transitory
cancerous! condition. . This result
ed " in a minor ' facial disfigure
ment. Yet disease -could not mar
the life, of this ' woman. , . During
the, i world war, despite her lim
ited means, there is actual record
that she .aided several f amilies. In
Red. Cross, and -othei'- work she
was always, a willing. r worker.- So
faras was .possible, and she al
ways found -a vway,lvMrs. i White
never, failed to help in substan
tial man neKVft ; l- : 7
The writer Is one who but held
the belief, that the true things
should be said to' the living rather
than1 of those' who have been'
called by .death. ' The funeral pf
Mrs.: White was a reminder -. that
here was' a task' left s undone. ' It
is "written; now: only 'tin- the hbpe,
that If may call attention to .the
beau tif pi though isolated lives of
many whom we know who ? will
never be"hefalded by tame and yet
whose lives are living testimonial
to 41 God whose pretence points
to better things for mankind., '
: - -,"'v By Will , Carver.' ; '
v The one man we "know of who
thinks he ; is about' the best ; that
ever came down the' pike is the
average father-in-law. Exchange
ALIEN H DILL
IS STEPPED ii
Fdrm Element Opposed t:
.. Measure pt to Increase
Within 15 minutes ' after the
house had passed' the anti-Japanese
land bill yesterday afternoon,
that body killed a " bill requiring
that only citizens or aliens who
had filed their Intention papers
at least six" months previously
could be employed on public
works within the state.
The hill. Introduced by Repre
sentative Hurlburt as part of the
100 per cent American program,
drew the fire of the farm element
which saw; In It danger of . rais
ing the cost of construction work
throughout the state,- since aliens
will work for- lesy than American
citizens on low. class unskilled
Representative Schulmerlch of
Washington county, in his maiden
speech; for the session, ' drew a ,
round of applause from 'the mem.
hers ahd the gallery when he cited
an instance in his own hometown
as an argument Against - the pas
sage of the bill.
HiUsboro, he said, one time
incorporated such- a provision in
an ordinance for the construction
of sewers. American cltlzen-
were employed, and after dlgzic
a lot. of holes. that prevented traf
fle-on jtnosV.pt. the city's streets
the Aricans etruck v
"We had to Import a bunch c
Dagoes to finish the job and v.
us bur 1 the mud,'; cWicludt
Bchulmerich, amid roars vof.la.Ligi
ter front the house.
v. - ;
spoke .against the measure, 'i
Supervisor at State
' Hospital Succumbs l!:r
:. W. J. Irwin.t for many jes:
6iteTvlsorr-ai-the Oregon tta.
hospiUl,died; last night at 11:1
from an "organic illness, that ha
troubled himfor.sv long time. II
was with, the Hawthorne instltut
In .Portland .' before -the prese:
state, hospital was built; then 1
came here and fs one of the c!
est of all'7 the- officers. '.lie 'wi
well past' 60 years ot'age1 at ti
time' ofhlsdeath; The fun in
services have not.1 yet" been ai
ranged, though the body is t
Rigdon'a.-:!:'v':v' ' I .
Mr. Irwin leaves a widow, wt
has been for year in charge t.
the . women's receiving ' ward at
th hfipitai; , They have no chil
dren Mr. Irwin was a menbel
of the'Elks lodge and is v e'.l
known in and around Salem.
II 1. aboald not b "do' V Tti