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THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON
WEDNESDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 7, 1923 '
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LET THEM BUILD, OF COURSE
The senate should kill house
bill 76. The state of Oregon must
not lose its balance. : ?
Thirty-five years ago the total
deposits in United States Jbanks
were $27,000,000,000. Today
they amount tof $38,000,000,000.
The Increase is in spite of the fact
that in the meantime we have had
a war that cost about as much as
the latter figure. Yet some peo
ple think our form of goyernment
Is no good, and are working to
oTerthrow It and substitute some
radical experiment of their own;
' Senate Bill 39 has for its purpose the creating of mu
nicipal 'districts for building transportation lines
Proposing an enabling act authorizing isolated commun
ities desiring transportation to cooperate in providing it
By building railroads of any! kind or description, run by
whatever power they may. find nost practicable.
Such districts would under; this proposed act be allowed
to issue bonds, up to $25,000 a mile of track, after examina
tion and approval by the public service commission.
It would take a 60 per cent vote to organize. The state
I. nUUlU llWfc JJU.AAVw tOAG fcVJ aaj v vuiu a-rv ux vviiva
municipal bonds. It would be presumed that the projects
would pay interest on the bonds with operating revenues;
and finally retire the bonds. i
- - .- The idea is to provide isolated communities .with power
I to build cheap lines to main lines or toirivers, in order to
-reach markets. .
, J. pj Newell, a prominent rcSway engineer of Portland,
f ays an auto rail system with trailers can be constructed in
- Eastern and Central. Oregon for $4,000 or less a mile
About half the "cost of graveling an existing highway
under average conditions.
Wiierexer tnere are isolated communities wnose people
want to avail themselves of such powers, they should be
granted the powers. Why not? They would make feeders
' for main lines. They would build up the country. They
would increase the taxable property.
There can be no valid argument against granting such
powers. Let such communities have the powers. Let them
build, of course, - '.';
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KILL THIS BILL
; House bill No. 76 has the laudable purpose of increasing
the revenues of the state. It seeks to do so by placing cer
tain forms of tax-exempt property on the rolls. The ma as
it yesterday passed the house is so drawn as to include for
future taxation the property of hospitals, Y. M. C. A.V$nde-
penaent colleges, etc r I . -
- AH institutions - which jmake' a charge for service ren
, dered. ' L ,, " ; v" ". ''''
'.This is- a destructive bill. . It fails to recognize that
these institutions are making contribution to citizenship be
yond "money value, and it is short sighted policy on the part
of the state miserly to seek a few dollars at the vast expense
of crippling them.
- fcThe state-is not ready to take over the work now being
done by'such institutions. Should they not continue their
t orki ; Is it not good? Is it not necessary ?, ';. v .
For example, it is a mighty poor return for what Wil
Iamette University has done and is' doing for Oreiron to de
mand that its budget shall annually include a tax payment to
. the state it is serving every year. It costs the state over
300 a yearlfor every student at the tax supported univer
sity and college. Willamette trains equally well over five
hundred ' students, saving the state each year more than
$150,000. All that Oregon has ever done for Willamette U
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o exemnt its property from taxes and to receive the capitol " is. however, twice as appro- taxes
. -- - ;Djxn 1 Iprlate as ever oeiore, wnicu win vv. ,
grounds as a gift from the institution. A- I JL , iOMtt. t tharae me $44 tax on the
i ' l a. i wi n ia si w a nnm r-i riiii ifiri i n s ua vtcub a,uM war . , i '
wxner iiiuihi. on earth old $ 100 Maxwell?
Has the Oregon Legislature lost its balance?
Kill this bill. , .
If any eastern Oregon district,
or any other district in this state.
far from a main line of rollroad
or a river, wants to bond itself
to builcl a railroad to reach the
markets, let it. ' Under proper., re-
strictions, of course as provided
in senate bill 39. The-state jhas
np right to deny such a privilege,
any more than it should deny the
right of a drainage or an irriga
tion or a port district to bond It
Cotton and cotton cloth exports
from the United States for the
month of December. 1922, totaled
$86,000,000 in value, i compared
with $67,000,000 In December.
1921, adding one more argument
contrary to the oft ' repeated as
sertion of the Democrats that a
protective tariff reduces 'exports.
The rabid free traders, who made
wen dire predictions as to the
effect of the Pordney-McCumbcr
law. are completely nonplussed
and flabbergasted and knocked
silly at this turn of affairs.
called upon, instead, to pay the
price of . defeat." .
The potentialities of the soviet
government, with its fanatical
ideas of communism, were vividly
suggested when Harbord said:
"Within the last four months two
important cities of the world have
changed hands In obedience to
more or less direct pressure from
the soviet government of Russia,
displacing Great Britain ,in the
one case and Japan in the other.
These cities are Constantinople
and Vladivostok cities at the op
posite ends of the' great continent
of Asia and nearly 8,000 miles
apart. Please consider this change
of sovereignty in connection with
the fact that the red government
of Russia is maintaining today by
tar the. largest army in the world,
If, with all her disorganization
and her status as a virtual out
cast among the nations, her Influ
ence is felt so strongly at such
distances, the world may . well
speculate as to possible combina
tions to which Russia, may be a
party, whife Germany In the bit
terness of defeat and economic
distress is seeking a friend, if not
an ally." .
General Harbord concluded with
his characteristically rugged ora
tory when' he saidc ."Gentlemen,
this matter, of national defense is
I hope our governor
the mistake he madev
Now, here is the kind of change
I would like to see: ;
: First Put a 4-cent tax on gas
oline. That would pay the Inter
est on the bonds and maybe keep
Every day the earnest seekers J up the highway repairs.
after such knowledge discover secona -lieaie me ire3uv
some new way of dying or going Hicenses as they are.
blind as part of the price they ,Third-Por all .licenses coUect.
oar for a drink. When one thinks c,ea
of how long a drink lasts, as com
is a quick and pleasant - deatn.
for so often the resulting demise
Is attended by so much torture
pared, to bow long one stays dead.
it seems a rather high price, but
eager volunteers sua rusn ior-
ward to pay it.
The latest discovery is that
'canned; heat" furnishes a sure
means of death with a sort of
alcoholic taste in one's mouth,.
If taken internally. And prob
ably this discovery will, stimulate
the demand for "canned heat."
The pure-souledlaw breakers who
still make and sell whiskey are
hard pressed to get alcohol, and
welcome any kind they can find
use that money to finish the high
way program. -
Fourth -Leave all license mon-
ey outside the cities to the road
districts where collected.
; More to the point: In our dis
trict we are paying about $803
licenses. Is It honest and iust to
take every cent of that $800 away
from us. leave nus in the mud and
put that' money, in the Joy-ride
boulevard,' when we farmers 15
miles east of Salem have to vote
a 9.2 mills tax to keep out of the
mud? -i :
I would like to ask Governor
Pierce and our legislature to
study my propositions. I have
There are 140 different farm- to say them nay, wnere iney t
lag problems now being studied i
cooperatively by the United States ;
department of agriculture. Tne
farmers of- the Salem district
could give them five times that
many, right out of their heads,
right oft the reel.
A man's standing Us rated by
what he dSoea a woman's -by
where ahe goes.
Some of the isolated communi
ties in eastern and central Oregon
want to bond .themselves' and
build cheap railroads to the main
lines, . to get to markets and . de
velop their V sections. " . Why
shouldn't they? Who has a right
HARBORD OX NATIONAL DEFENSE
In a speech delivered before the
National Republican club of New
York cty recently. Major General
James G. Harbord, who has' just
voluntarily retired after 35 years
secvice in the army, presented
some' views' which gite' eause
tor serious reflection ' and which
suggest the dangers of too much
pacifism in the matter of the na
tional defense. (General Harbord
Is a cousin of Mrs. Dan J. Fry of
Salem, and: he is favorably known
as a brave and big and wise man
to many people of Oregon.) "If
there be any who are inclined to
doubt this," said Citizen Harbord,
In speaking of the necessity of
maintaining our position in the
world, "I invite attention to the
manner in which the people ' of
this country, during the past: three
years have demurred; at paying
the colt of victory, and I ask you
to consider seriously what might
have happened' If they had been
'kick" to beverages, so what do
they care for consequences?
And, no matter where one buys
his booze, he is not secure
against such concoctions. By use
of such things as electric needles
even "bottled-ln-bond" , goods can
be removed from bottles without
breaking the seal and made-ln-a-
minute goods substituted. The
long list of men who paid high
prices for their drinks, who now
not a Political issue as some are marble comforters. Is evidence of
inclined to make It. It Is not a I - i
. .. . ' it - T A. k k
anywhere. With such useful and stuaiea so xar au m9
hnfii.fa1 thlnim an ftnnrl heat" bills proposed, ana noming vum
Imnart th ravfid paS Wltn my Dill, wnea ucuuh.
to being fair and just, and giving
the farmers a square deal. Very
" - ' -Henry Jaquet
- Route No. S , Silverton. ;
business propositions? ' They i.
asking the legislature to sh
them this ; power. It should'' t
granted, without a diasentic
vote. r "
We hear a great deal about th
immense bonded debts of Oregoe
Is there a single bonded debt 1
Oregon that has ever yet cost tt
people of the etate a cent trot
direct taxation? Is there one tfca
ever will ? I f there Is such i
bonded debt, which one Is it? Th
richest districts in the wide worl
are the ones having tne highes
bonded debts. The test Is. whs
is done or. has been done with tfc
money? :'- Is it well Invested?
hlTS FOR BREAKFAST
malter that the political profi
teer or the synthetic statesman
should be permitted to exploit in
his own selfish interest. It is not
a question of whether this party
or that shall be enabled to !go be
fore the country with a record for
economy falsely made by barter
ing our security. It is wholly a
question of whether or not: this
country, shall be placed in a po
sition to endure, with or without
So the least we can wish our
friends who .will persist In buy
ing unlawful hooch is a quick
death and a jhappy one.'- But the
chances', are heavily against the
'happy" part. -
It is speeding
m V ;
The legislature Is getting - Its
working' clothes on.
i W W
The Turks saw their bluff was
going to be called; and of course
they turned tall and did the Tur- ;
key trot in the other direction in
approved style. - t -- t
THIS PURE CHEAM
IDS H COLDS
James Middleton Cox, the gen
tleman who thought he was run-
nlnr fnr nroolfloTi t In ISffl ita.
lue, urui Wl ine refcl OI ine Clares that if Andrew! Jackson
Apply in Nostrils -It Opens Air
Passages Instantly .
No small part of the "cost of
Cjolds and catarrh yield like
magic to soothing, healing antl-
were alive ., today the ; United
States would be a f ull-fledeed
victory" referred to by the speak- J member of the League of Nations. Ptic cream that penetrates
er arose out of the unprepared-f That Is an easy assertion to make, through every air passage and re-
ness of 1917. the campaign of nor can lt successfully refut- iieTe8 vmUen' . I"... T!
1916 having been waged by the ed. Neither can It be oroved. ;m-n " ,
he kfDt ns out of war" hnat Im. . ' . ClOJgwi nosinw uyeuiyjui ouu
ne aepi us oui or war noax,The same statement has been I . i ,u,-v(n.
which, to render effective, neces- made as to George Washington La mff nr .tn. i Don't stav
stifling anything 'that land is equally important. One atnffi nn and minerable'.
smacked of defensive preparation. I mieht eo still farther. ' If Cbris. I V n small bottle of Ely's
In short, party security cam 'first I topher Columbun. Cant. Kidd and 1 Cream Balm from your druggist.
and national safety was gambled rjd Van Winkle were alive todavlApply a little in the nostrils and
with.l That was a risk which we j
can never again afford to under
more than fifty years. Ad.
- A long. Hie and a merry one.
a quick, death and a happy one"
used to be a favorite toast! back
in pre-VoIstead - days. But i in
these times only;. the latter half
of the sentiment is appropriate.
America would be in, the big 1 et, n8tnt reuei.
ia-TiA tV. ri.m.. A i.franxi I dorse this remedy
wBw m m. m. mwusmiv wav?aovaf .
were In our midst he would be
seated at the 4 world's council ta
ble. If Charlemagne, were alive
our national game would be pino
chle. If not. why .not?
"Doctor, why don't more
people realize that?" f (
. "Because the great majority of them haven't been told" how' "
simple and easy it is to correct tooth trouble if taken hold of ';
at the start. People simply do not know what misery and '
bother they can avoid by going' regularly to a good dst;jt "
at least every six months. Here, let me show yott, paitt!s !
-chart:'.'-' . -j.-.u.i c ;
That black dot lettered A is a speck of decay, the very
start. It's smaller than a pin head. If that person visits his
dentist regularly, the dentist wEH detect this speck cf decay,
remove it and fill the tiny cavity in a few minutes, thus
saving the tooth from further damage.
"Otherwise, that speck of decay will spread until cither it
.-: has mined the tooth or makes necessary a large filling, an
inlay or crown." .' - -.
Dentisu practicing under the E. R. Parker System have
made, good dentistry possible" for everyone at reasonable
prices, because of the experiences and economies resulting
from a large and busy practice. And they have taken the
fear out of dentistry by doing it painlessly.
Yon are cordially invited to call at any Parker System oEce
and look into Parker method. A free examination of your '
teeth is included in this invitation. 1 5 v ' -."i . .' ; " "
Licensed Dentists using the
E. R. PARKER SYSTEM
(PAINLESS PARKER DENTIST)
' fn: 8rnth aai WUlsaatu St. - - -
" - " FortUaSr 880 V Wtnt fit
8lam: StaU snd Idbsny fits. .
CopyrighW 1623, Associated Edit ors
The Biggest Little Paper la the World
Edited by John H. Millar
For Boys and Girls
FIRST STEPS IN ACTING
How to Rehearse a Flay
(M. Frank Craven, who plays
the feadns part in the successful
,.comedy "The First Year," give's
some valuable hints In this article
on bow to - rehearse an amateur
r:jJf you are putting on a play,
the best way to select the actors,
or what is! termed the "cast" for
a play. Is by popular vote, the
. way your father votes lor a new
president. ( 1 ' 1 .
. Have-the boys and girls -who
'are to be the actors and actresses
.read the leading parts aloud in
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front of the, others. Some will, of
, course, be better fitted for the im
portant parts because of size and
general appearance. After' every
.one has had his turn in reading,
the vote Is taken, which gives the
leading parts to the ones decided
bs general popular choice as most
suited The other parts are then
ead and ' assigned in the Same
way." . " ,
:3,Yqu are now ready for rehear
sals. Find out now, as nearly as
you can, the time in the afternoon
tr. early evening, when your
friends can all meet. This will be
rehearsal time. . Ten rehearsals
spread! over three or four weeks
Will, as a rule, be enough to make
your play perfect. , - -
Kead Parts Aload'
t At the first rehearsal each
reads his part, giving also his
idea of the way it should be acted.
At th)n first rehearsal every one
should watch closely how the
words are pronounced, tor if you
begin correctly you will, end that
way. ' Do not fall Into the sing
song habit, and be sure to speak
each word clearly.
The second rehearsal Is much
like the first except that every
one must promise. to have 'his
part "letter-perfect for the third.
That is,' he i must be able to re
peat the lines without looking at
Every one knowing his part.
you are ndw ; ready to begin act
Ing. Whatever properties, such as
chairs, trees, or boxes, yol use in
the play, be sure they are in place
for the rehearsals. As, for ex
ample, if a "chair is supposed to
be In one corner of the stage, be
certain it Is in its same place at
every rehearsal, so that the actor
will not be at a loss when he
comes to the part where he needs
lhat particular ''property. 1
Learn your "cue-lines" care
fully. These are the last word?
spoken by the actor who speaks
Just before you. These "cue
lines' should be written down
when you copy off your part, and
should be learned along with your
speeches. Then you will not have
any doubt as to when it is your
turn to speak. If you get your
cues quickly at your rehearsals,
you won't have any trouble -when
the play comes; off.- '. , -
I THE SHORT STORY, JR.
DUNCAN TRIES SIUUESTIOXS
skating," grumbled Bill.
"Yes, and we'll get back in our
class -work and never be able to
make it up," sighed Jennie..
"And I'll not be able to finish
the season in basketball," 'put In
Duncan. ; -
; "And I'll have tof leave
Fluff," wailed "little Bess, hug
ging her kitten. . . ;
Their, father had - told - them
that morning that (they were all
going south for a month, and the
yOung Brewsters were having a
meeting about it.
"Say, I have an Idea.'V: said
Duncan, i "You remember that
story about how some students
made a profe-or think ho was
sick 'Just i Iwauo they All told
h ia Low bad hv Hooked.' lUh tiy
II on Dad, a.n-1 get him out ol the
noilon of travei'.ir. It's ca.'. 3d the
powr of suggeion. Our teacher
was teHing us about it in school
the other day, and It works, too."
"Weli.Mt won't hurt to try,"
urged Bill, who thought anything
his older brother auggested was
just about risht. . .. . . ..
That evening when their' fath
er came home the children all
looked serious.- Each one. had
been Instructed Just what to do
and say by1 Duncan. "Say, Dad
yon don't look well Duncan. cx
claimed In concern." "What's the
"Nonsense, never felt better. in
my life," retorted his father. .
1 "But do you think you are well
enough to go on such a long
trip?" asked Bill.
"Yes, yes," his father exclaimed
Impatiently. 'I'm all right, but I
am awfully tired. I guess we'd
better start sooner. Can you kids
be .ready day, after tomorrow? I
never knew I was so tired and
run down until you noticed it: I
guess it's about time I called a
halt." ' .'!:: J' " .
Duncan and Bill sighed. ."Shall
we tell him.-It's a joke?? they
whispered to Jennie.
"No, wo shan't." replied Jennie.
"He does need a vacation, and
we've just boon too elfish to see
it." Aloud she said "We can be
ready Ho go tomorrow, if you
want us to." 5 . '.
"Could you really?" asked her
father. "Well, that's a good sug
gestion." ' ' . !
I PICTURE PUZZLE I
WHAT2 BOOKS h UXJ5A KALC0TT
ARE HERE PICTURED ?
"We'll miss all the bobsled rides
and. all the good - coasting and
. Just then Jennie came - in.
"Why, Daddyhow pale you are!!
she: cried. "Aren't you feeling
well?" . . , . i .
- Her father' looked at his ruddy
face in the glass. "I gues you're
right. ,1 am pale.' 'But I'll be all
right when 1 get to' Florida."
, Auvcr in yesterdajr : 1.- MMtrttI, 2
WiaaipFg, Z. KdmuatuB, 4. Victoria.
In one of the last Capital Jour-'
nals I notice where Governor
Pierce made (he remark: 'l
should rather see . the legislature
double the license fee onautomo
biles," he declared, "than to put
a property tax upon them."
The governor said he would not
be surprised if the license fee on
light cars is placed ot $30 In
stead of the present $15, and fees
on the heavier1 cars ralsejd pro
portionately. I J
I am living In road district Na.
o3. near Victor Point. t It. Is a
fine farming . country, about 1 5
miles east of Salem, For the
last 10 years we have been voting
a special road tax in order to get
out of the mud. Last year It was
9.2 mills. At the last road meet
ing the .question came up, how
many mills are we going to Vote?
I. made the . motion, 10 mills.
Some ot the farmers who have the
road graveled to their front gates
said It was 'abput time to cut the
taxes down. Finally we persuad
ed them that it was nothing but
fair and just to help us who are
in the mud yet. The vote was 27
in favor ot a 10 mill tax and only
two against. ' ;
: If the present legislature at Sa
lem would have the same spirit as
those ' farmers of Victor Point
had they surely would accomplish
something to relieve the burdens
of the farmers. . ' ;
; Governor .Pierce said he favor
ed doubling the tax on automo
bile's rather than to put a prop
erty tax on them.' .During the last
campaign I heard Governor Pierce
make J the remark that lie has
made mistakes like : the rest ot
lis. Now. if Mr. Pierce ever made
a mistake it was surely when he,
was talking about doubling the
taxes on an old Maxwell like
mine. ; This Is the sixth year that
my car is in use. . It I would try
to sell the old Maxwell. $100 i
all I could get. I jurt paid a $22
license. In 1903 the taxes on ray
stock , ranch was $24.76. Just
$2.76 more than the-tax on the
old $100 Maxwell. Today the
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There's no end of comfort for
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Dark and Light
$19.75 and $24.75
Really good looking dresses,
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