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THE OREGOk STATESMAN, SALEM,. OREGON
FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1C, 1923
Issued Dally Except Monday by
THE STATESMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
. 215- 8. Commercial St.. Salem, Oregon
(Portland Office, 627 Board ot Trade Building. Phone Beacon 1193
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cation of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited
In this paper and also the local news published herein.
sidered, in the annals of the state, when there id 'tune I to
make up conclusions and compare notes, the most useful
session of the Oregon Legislature in all the history of this
state. -. '
It now seems that France threw
a douche of cold water on Ger
many from the Ruhr basin.
R. J. Hendricks
Stephen A. Stone
Ralph Glover , .
....... Managing Editor
......... V Cashier
.Manager Job, Dept.
Business Office. 23
Circulation Department. 68S
Job Department, 683
Society Editor, 10f
Entered at the Postofflce in Salem, Oregon, as second class matter
LEGISLATORS, YOUR GOOD .NAME IS AT STAKE
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The Oregon Legislature ought to finish its job
The job for which its members were elected -
The job the people expect, and have a right to expect.
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constructive develojmient of the state cannot be acted upon
by tomorrow night (with the clock stopped), there should
be a day or two or three or; more of next week given to the
work of finishing the tasks.
' Very good work has been done already i -'
Including the scaling; down and lopping off of ijnore than
a half million dollars by the Ways and Means Committee.
But a consolidation bill ought to be passed. The people
voted for it, and it was promised in the campaign.
, . The writer is not in favor of any state income tax bill
at all; not because he is unfavorable to the principle, but
because he thinks the government soaks industries hard en
ough now; too hard, and in many casesimjustly. Neverthe
less the people were promised an income tax law in the cam
, paign, and the Legislature ought , to pa3S one. ? But please
make it so as to not nicrease the amount of money raised by
taxation, but rather to! spread the load, and to put some of
it-onto able shoulders not now bearing any of the load. That
would be honest to the campaign pledges, and it would do
some good, along with the harm it would do, in making too
great a burden upon some enterprises. f ' -
The two bills drawing in a lot of corporations now es
caping taxation, or all but escaping it, while making profits
from the opportunities they enjoy in this state, ought to be
1 Everything advocated by Governor Pierce ought to be
. done; or movements initiated for bringing about their ac
complishment. Mr. Pierce promised these things in hi3
campaign, and the people elected him by an ovewhelming
majority, thus giving their sanction to his program. So it
should be carried out. ' , ! - :
' Governor Pierce is not the representative of the Demo
cratic party in Bhis high office; he is now the Governor for
all the people xf Oregon, There should be no politics played
now,; . j. " j; -I V I ' .-;V--
The bst politics is honest performance ; the best for all;
for the Governor and for the members of the Legislature
? , And their reputation for honesty is at stake ; their good
na,me is at stake.- T I : 'r
L" The bill enablincf the Tenitentiary to get onto a self sup
porting basis ought of course to be passed; no doubt will be,
without a dissenting svote. This will make of the penHen
.tiary a model prison, of which all will be proud; arid it will
lift it forever from the burdened shoulders of the taxpayers
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m ,. The'.writer believes Senate bill 39 ought, to pass; that it
is a necessary piece of legislation, just the same as the laws
for irrigation and drainage and port districts. ..It -involves
the state in no possible loss. It merely gives outlying dis
tricts a chance to help themselves; to get to market, at their
own cost, and under all proper safeguards against making
fools of 'themselves.
v Go down the line. '
Finish the program, . -"
. Redeem the campaigri pledges. ? i r : ,
Give the people what they voted for. I
' There was never assembled an abler Oregon Legislature,
on the whole. Never a more honest one,, either., Nor a
harder working one. v !
Let the work in hand.be finished, and this will be con-
The Rhineland boys are again
on American soil and the cannon
captured frdm the British- at
Yorktown thundered them a wel
come at Savannah, Ga. :
.The Portland : Telegram says
Governor Pierce and his friends
are playing ? politics In their ef
forts to redeem '. their campaign
pledges. Then it is mighty good
politics. ' 1 i 1
If the program for , economy, ef
ficiency and constructive i meas
ures cannot be finished by to
morrow night, with the clock
stopped, a part of next J week
should be devoted to the finish
ing work. The people have a
right to expect this.
PROMOTION' FOR HAYS
Motion picture producers hav3
made it clear that Will II. Hays
Isnt a "czar" after all, but rather
a "hired man," employed by them
at a salary of $150,000 a year
(actual) to act as an organizer
and. to forestall a widespread de
mand for other film censorship.
Those who recall what the only
czar on earth got a short while
ago and what this hired man Is
getting vnow will heartily : con
gratulate Mr. Hays on what 'he
. isn't as well as on what he Is. !
PASSIXQ OP BRITISH WAR
' PREMIERS J '
By ' losing their parliamentary
majorities Mr. ,1,1Massey ' in New
Zealand and Mr.4 Hughes in Aus
tralia have shared the fate of
Mr. Lloyd George and , that of
Mr. Meighen, Sir Robert Borden's
successor, in Canada. Of thq.war
premiers, as they may be called.
General Smutz alone remains in
office and Jue is confronted by a
powerful combination that may
bring about his fall before long.
SPEAKING OF MARKS
A German grand opera com
pany just arrived in "this country
on a shipping board liner had to
give a note for $15,000 to cover
the fares of its members. That
shows Uncle am is - both gentle
with Germans and encouraging to
art. Nothing is easier for op ar a
singers to utter,' yet it is perhaps
the highest note they ever reach
ed. : V - r
It needs new industries and new
settlers. These can be had with
renewed activity in transportation
development. No other state has
such a vast empire without trans
portation. It contains much cheap
land and innumerable opportuni
ties. Its development will help
Portland, Salem and every section
of Oregon. Senate biU 39 will
bring 'this about, for no one 1b
more anxious for development
than the local property owners.
Give them a chance to help
themselves. v .
ExpenstVe standard railways
can't be built under this bin.
They will Inot pay In territory of
moderate production like central
Oregon. It is intended only for
low cost steel logging roads or
rubber tired trains on wooden
rails, both of which are practi
cal. Unless the public service
commission finds that such cheap
roads will pay, even these can't
be nuilt. ;
Such wood rail system can be
built and equipped for about half
the cost of graveling an existing
highway in central Oregon, ac
cording to J. P. Newell, a promi
nent railway engineer of Port
land. Cheap maritet roads of X this
character are naeded.where the
community cooperates not only In
the building of the road, but also
in the purchase and operation- of
motor equipment for the benefit
ofhe entire community, instead
of each farmer operating his own
SENATE BILL 39 DOES NOT
GIVE A COMMUNITY DANGER
OUS FREEDOM. , THEY ARE
NOW ABSOLUTELY FREE
WTH THEIR INDIVIDUAL MO
TORS., BUT THE GREAT EX
PENSE OF THIS FREEDOM IN
BOTH ROAD AND EQUIPMENT
EMPHASIZES THE NEED OF
COOPERATION UNDER SOME
LESS EXPENSIVE PLAN. FOR
GETTING THEIR PRODUCE TO
This bill provides one of the
most essential elements in any
cooperative marketing plan.;. It
is a necessary instrument which
the legis'ature should provide at
The Portland Journal supports
Many communities are .now
tied hand and foot without, this
instrument. They should harel!t
now, or some equally effective
measure. ; , . o "
A FUNNY SKJHl (?)
IlLHill : j
Hippodrome . vaudeville,,, and
David Butler In '.'The Milky
Way." ' -
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NO LEGISLATOR SHOULD OP
POSE SENATE BILL 3, UN
LKSS HE CAN THIS SESSION
PROVIDE S O M E BETTER
It Is : merely an enabling act.
Carries no appropriation and does
not obligate the state in any way.
If a district desires transporta
tion' and; has the necessary; re
sources, why not make it possible
for them to cooperate to such end.
Oregon needs foreign capital.
It has now been figured : out
that the sun has not cooled five
degrees In 1.000.000.000 vears.
This will be a good thing to re
member back east when the toou
lation begins to simmer and boil
March 1, 2, and 3, Fly-
ing Squadron, in interest of
. Prohibition enforcement.
Afternoon and evening meet-
, ings in Presbyterian chnrch. .
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For Boys and Girls
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1 : Can't Complain
' ' "My business is picking up
murmured ' JoluC the Janitor, as
' he sauntered around the yard.
. School Tell, .
Blue, blue, blue, black; ' ' .
Walla, walla, walla wack j
Who who, j who are we?. :
Teck High, Milwaukee."
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- Miss M : Tell something
concerning the liberty 'bell." V
X Margaret: "It will ring in- twc
minutes. : j ' ' " ;- .-'--..MJ
t'u '-i lo Hop'. vV;-;';V; - '
f Ruth: "Where are you going?"
$ Delmer? "I'm on my way to the
dog show." . 4 . "
i Ruth: Yoo'H " never, take ; a
prize dressed that way."
- - ' , Experienced ( ,
1 Mrs. Page: "Why is it that girls
use better English than boys?" v
Warren: "They talk more."
It Takes Practice ! .
Druggist : j "Did you kill ' the
moths with the moth balls I sold
: Angry Customer; rNo! I sat up
. all night and didn't hit one!"
i " He Tried It Once
y "Why don't you ad vertlse ?M
f . Storekeeper: "No Siree. I did
once and it pretty near ruined
me. . r . v 1
1' "How was that?"
Storekeeper: "Why pedple came
In and bought nearly all the stuff
Bet He's Mad
Cannibal Prince: "Am I
late for dinner?"
Cannibal King: "Yep; every
THE SHORT STORY, JR.
ITS A BARGAIN
It was the rush hour ot the eve-j
ning. Crowds thronged the sta-1
tlon platform waiting for the
northbound trains. As she wait
ed. Miss Jacobs frantically count
ed her charges for the tenth time.
She vowed silently that she would
never; again venture into the city
with twelve lively orphans.
If I ever get them back safely
to the Stanley Jones Orphanage,"
she though grimly", "111 never
take them outside the iron gate
again." She grabbed the hand of
the" tiniest ; orphan and , held it
tight. Just! as he was on the point
ef dashing away into the crowd.
The train j was coming.- Quickly
she counted them' agafn to make
sure. , " ; .
"Twelve." Yes, they -were all
there! 4 The train ' rumbled and
screeched into the station.,. "Coma
on, children. Follow me!" Miss
Jacobs called out above the noise
of the crowd. "Watch where you
step; Don't gel lost. Into the back
car, Ellen Take my other hand,
Jimmy. Oh, dear, the seats are all
taken. . Here, hoold on to me!
David, you can't reach that strap.
Oh, do. look out!" But the warn
ing came too late. With a sudden
jerk the train had started again.
Little David, standing on tip-toe,
straining every muscle to reach
the strap, lost his balance and fell
headlong right Into the lap -of a
jolly looking -man of About forty.
"Well, well, hello," ionny," the
man gasped when he was able to
get his breath and he stooped to
pick up David. But with his hand
on David's arm he stoppd short
and. starred into David's big grey
eyes. Miss Jacobs, watching them,
was surprised to see the nice look
ing man turn pale when David
smiled at ' him. He leaned oyer
and lifted David to his knee.
'"Who are i you?" lie asked.
."What's your name?"
"David Long," the boy ; ans
wered , t . : ; ' .' : . I i ,
"Is that your mother?'", the
man nodded towards Miss Jacobs.
David shook : his head, j "I don't
have any 1 mother," . he said. And
then because he liked the man he
added. "I don't have any father,
either. I'd rather have a mother
and, father than anything in the
world." His Hp trembled. -.
The man's arm tLjhtetJd
around , pajrid's,. shoulder. ), I'd
rather have a little boy like you
than anything in the world," he
said. "I once had one. He was
very, -very much like you."
"Where Is your little boy?
David asked, interested.
"He's in heaven," the man an
swered, his voice husky.
'Why, that's where my father
and mother are," David cried. "1
tell you, you adopt me and then
they will adopt him." David lean
ed back with a sigh. As far as he
and the man were concerned, it
was a bargain..
Editor Statesman: ,
To see a young boy thinly clad
on, State street yesterday in the
cold storm trying to make a.
young cow get up .from the Icy
pacement where; she had fallen.
No one offered any assistance
until it attracted the attention of
a policeman, and at the same
time the manager of the Oregon
State Humane society of Portland,
who was making her inspection of
Salem. These two assisted, the
boy while the street" loafers stood
with their hands in their pockets
and grinned. But a little more
serious look came over their faces
when they learned this boy was
hired to drive two cows 16 milei
on foot to deliver in Salem.
Just a suggestion: Why not put
these street loafers to work and
make them useful as well a3 ornamental?
L. E- R
Salem, Feb. 15.
TODD GETS BACK
D MM I B
Be be Daniels in "The World's
Jane Novak in "The Snow
shoe Trail." ' '
"Kid" Lewis Defeated and Is
Dethroned From Middle
weight Honor, I
Mary Pickford's highly divert
ing re-creation of ,Tcss of the
Storm Country." the first pro
duction ; of Tvhlch. she brought
to the" screen eight "years ago,
and the new production' of which
is coming to the Oregon theatre
tomorrow, offers a most interest
ing .'contrast In . thg lights . and
shades a life as symbolized by
dramatic feeling . visualized before
real'stie settings of - the two. wide
ly different classes; squalid and
Miss Pickford, as the heroine,
Tess, in this picture is an im-
foverished resident of a lowly
ihermen's village and her cabin
is the last word fn crude, humble
appointments. No carpets grace
the floor end all the furnture is
of the tumble-down variety. The
one stove is so dilapidated it
won't even hold . smokeV5 and en
ergcitic efforts, are necessary 16
keep the fire from falling out
of It. Comforts' in this squalid
abode are scarce and it is to the
credit of tho art director that
he succeeded in producing such
convincing effects of poverty, . .
and danceK, have a nuirb?r thatj
contains a "surprisingly great
amount of talent. with some good
singing, artistic dancing and in
strumental numbers. The act is
presented with .special scenery in
an unlimited quantity, being, car
ried to properly depict the scene
of action The company of three
people are most competent, in
their respective roles, with many
pretty kowns and costumes which
make the offering . interesting . as
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wen as emerLaiuiug. ai tue xviiga
theater1 today and. tomorrow. : '
' Mr.' Grieve I remember,
took off that overcoat at t!
trme to enable 'yon to sew on ;
button,- and , it isn't sewn c
yet. ' . - '
LONDON, FeD. 15. (By tha
Associated Press.) Roland Todd
tonight defeated Ted "Kid" Lewi3
on points in a 20-round bout In
Albert haU, thereby regaining the
middleweight championship and
the Lonsdale belt which he lost
to Lewis November 28 last.
Lewis was the - holder of both
the British and .the European
miaaieweignt cnampionsnips. The
betting tonight was mostly in his
; JJp to the tenth round Lewis
was the aggressor, but afterwards
Todd, who has the reputation of
being one of the greatest defen
sive boxers .in England, took the
initiative. Shortly after the 14th
Lewis was badly battered and
fast tiring. In the - last three
rounds Lewis tried to get over
his famous right swing, but was
unable to do so and Todd easily
was a vfctor on points. '
The Lonsdale belt does not go
to, Todd for his. victory, but will
be returned to the National
Sporting club. The manager of
Todd says he will take his pro
tege to the, United States and
challenge Johnny Wilson for the
world's middleweight ' champion
ship. - .
The Motorist's Boy -
, We remarked j the other day
that even' the children are keep
ing Jheir metaphores up to date
and gave an illustration. Apropos
this has been sent to us: Seeing
a dachshund for the first time a
little, fellow cried out: "Oh, look.
ma! Look at the long wheel-base
that dog has has." Boston Tran
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U6LY. ITCHING SKIN
The First Application Makes Skin
Cool and Comfortable" i
If you "are suffering from ec
zema or some other torturing;
embarrassing skin trouble you
may quickly be rid of it by using
Mentho-Sulphur, declares a noted
This sulphur preparation, be
cause of its germ' destroying prop
erties, seldom falls to quickly sub
due itching, even of fiery eczema.
The first application makes the
skin cool and comfortable. Rash
and blotches are healed right up.
Rowles Mentho-Sulphur is ap
plied like any pleasant cold cream
and is perfectly harmless. You
can obtain a small jar from any
Spilled off their horses back
into a surging. Ice-jammed' river
in the. m'dst c! a blinding snow
storm; their exhausted bodies
i-umb from Uie biting cold; hope
almost abandoned as they - were
swept by the merciless, flow .to
ward the falls where certain
death lurked on the rocks below,
Jane Novak" and Roy Stewart
risked their lives In one of the
most thrilling scenes ever flung
upon the screen In Miss Novak's
latest melodrama of the north
lands ; "The- Snow-Shoe Trail,"
showing for the last times today
at the Liberty.- ;: .'..". ; .
Miss Novak and Mr. Stewart
were . warned ' before -x they under
took to film the scenes In ? the
lee-clogged riyer. that they would
endanger their lives. " They were
warned furthermore, of the dan
gers ifroin - eposure - in , th . snow
storm. But, . true to? their art,
they both agreed to take the haz
artf and the results of their dar
ing are shown in "Tho Snow
DeLoacb and Corbin hava a
fast ' offering 'spiced with itfty
talking and, dancing vOf real cali
ber and some -sweet .singing by
a. young lady partner of Mr. De-Loach.'-
Their , offering is far
above the average and gives both
splendid opportunities, for a dis
play of their wonderful ability as
singers and. dancers and they" go
through the various steps with
an. ease and grace that betokens
them as possesing a'n unusual
knowledge, of. the art of terpsi
chore. At the Bligh theater.; to
day and tomorrow..
Mrs.' Grieve Tobias, I .found
this letter. I gave to post a month
ago . in your brownf . overcoat
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rtSS 0? TH2 STORM. COUNTRY
The final showings, of 'The
World's Applause," featuring
Bebe Daniels and Lewis Stone,
will take place today at the Ore
gon theatre Tho play has at
tained wide ; popularity and its
success has been merited. The
supporting cast is ecellent.
.The Tropical V Trio, who bill
their offering with native songs
ment fbrmnlct T
liked his new job better than clerking. You'll like Sherlock, too,
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BEBE as Broadway's
most dazzling star. Dar-
P ing gowns, tense climaxes
' and something to think
Starting Tomorrow .
1 PICTURE PUZZLE
WHAT 5 WORDS BEGINNING
WITH "SUN'ARE. THESE ? '
Answer to yMlerdy': Rasp are red.
violeta r bla. ' : '
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They Are Still Talking About Last Week's
Show- WAIT 'TlLIf YOU SKE THIS ONE,
- TODAY TOMORROW .
Native Songs' and Dances
DE LOACH & CORBIN
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"THE MILKY WAY"
DAYS OF BUFFALO BILL
Wheve You Get the Most lor Your Money
'less of the Storm Conntry"
An entirely new pibtiire as new as.it is
beautiful so gripping that.it hurts so
superb that it awes. The crowning -achievement
of Mary Pickford s career.
, Saturday All Afternoon
Children 10c : Adults 25c
Nights and Sundays 20c and 50c
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