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Entered at the Postof flee In Salem.
RElD BROODED AMERICANS, LISTEN!
The most significant aftermath of the defeat of the
ship subsidy bill by the senate filibusfer is the comment of
British newspapers. Without t exception, London papers
which editorialized upon the failure of the congres3 to place
the American merchant marine upon a solid permanent basis
were gleeful over the outcome. The London Telegraph states
the result is due to the fact that this country does not under
stand the shipping business. , It makes the additional ob
servatidn that "in any case the American ship building effort,
a splendid vindication of the spirit of the people of the
United States, will never fail to evoke feelings of gratitude
and admiration in this island country." In other words,' this
typically British paper is very grateful that during the war
the United States expended billions in building ships in order
to help England, but it rejoices that in times of peace con
gress refuses to maintain a merchant fleet that will come in
competition with British merchant marine.
; The London Chronicle carried a jubilant story under the
"headline: "America's Dream of Ocean Supremacy Shattered
by Britain." Editorially the paper states that the cause of
the failure of the merchant marine bill was due to the fact
that "America cannot build ships as cheaply as we do or as
well. Neither can it run" them or man them as we do."
Further on in the editorial it likens America's effort to op
erate a merchant marine to the effort of the Bolshevik to op
erate industry. Literally, the editorial stated:
""Washington made the same mistake with shipping that
Moscow made with industries. Thus ends in catastrophe the
vastest -and most - futile attempt in history to create a new
industry. A" new chapter now opens fori the British mer
That Great Britain, However, is not so certain that all
will be easy sailing in the mercantile marine field is evidenced
by a statement of Sir William Hicks, British Secretary of
" Overseas Trade, in a speech made at Southampton, England,
,in which he stated that a threat to British shipping suprem
acy was coming from' Germany. ' He cited the1 fact that
although under the Treaty of Versailles Great Britain wiped
out the German navy and the German merchant marine, that
since the war "Germany had rebuilt - her s merchant marine
to a point where it is 60 per cent as great as it .was prior to
the war. . i i - ' i
""What do you think of that,
r , The statesmen of the early .days of trie Kepuoac knew
' how to build up an American merchant marine that was' the
v pride of the United States and the wonder of the world. ; l
r Let the United States return to that policy; to pref Bren
ts tial tariff duties in favor, of Americans bottoms--v:
Themthe-Britislf will find that the United States can
u. build ships and man" them,' in "competition with any country.
- . It will cost nothing.. It will take merely an exercise of
'horse sense; a law drawn on the same lines as the one in
operation up to the time of the Civil war.' That's all. And
it is inconceivable that the United States will long, rest under
such taunts as are quoted above from the British press.
CcTTrfjat, 1C3, .Associated Edltv
CARTOON RUGIC The Saxophone
YOu're heard of the Pipes of Pan, and of "piping a tune." Here's a
nn that niav a time. also. All you need to do is to add the lines
shown in the series of key pictures
a popular muslqal instrument.
j THE SHORT STORY, JR. I
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Tho Boy Who. Played the Storm
The sea spouted foam . like , a
And some ot the sailors turned
: .v ' pule, : - " "
If... t KiIUa,
. . . .Cashier
........ . .. .Manager Job Dept.
Oregon, as second class matter
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red brooded Americans? J
The Biggest Little
below the big pipe, and you have
i , .
Hot Gsf vm "brare t
In his home on the wave.
Though tho wind blew a terrible
gale. , -
The Lady . ; Lottie ploughed
along peacefully , through ! the
water, across which the setting
sun sent Us last rays. Old. Man
Oleson, strode , down ; the - decK.
: (Copyrighted by the San Jose Mercury)
" OB LE discontent is the path to heaven." These are the
lN inspired words of a distinguished American divine and
author-of the last century, and truer ones were never penned.
The discontent to which the author thus refers is of course
not that discontent that spends itself in helplessly finding
fault with and bemoaning one'3 lot in life; that is envious of
the success and happiness of others; that fails to recognize
that success in any line of human endeavor comes from merit
and effort. It is a discontent that makes one dissatisfied
with himself and hi3 condition arid fills him with a fleiein..
ination to go earnestly and actively about bettering both.
There is nothing so spiritually deadening as to be perfectly
satisfied with one's self. The man who thinks he is a Chris
tian because he has joined some church and that in the great
beyond he is to spend his life in the society of saints and
angels without any further effort at self development or im
provement on his part is about as nea being a spiritual
corpse as one can be and have any spiritual life in him at all.
The first step in the development of a beautiful, Christian
character is to face our sins and shortcomings. It may be a
little hard to see ourselves as others see us and to look with
the same feeling of abhorrence and repulsion upon a sin or
weakness in ourselves that we feel when we see its manifesta
tion in others, but until we strive to do this it is certain that
we shall make little or no effort to resist and overcome the
temptations which appeal to our imperfect and fleshly nature.
Paul evidently had this truth in mmd when, in his epistle to
the Romans, he said, "I say, through the grace given unto
me, to every man that is among you," not to think of himself
more highly than he ought to think; bu,t to think soberly.' i
Many of the greatest men: of 'the world became great be
cause early in life they made a merciless mental examination
of themselves and made an inventory of their most glaring
faults and set them clearly before their mental vision-as
thing3 to be overcome. Washington and Franklin made such
an inventory in writing and kept it where they would fre
quently recur to it and be thus reminded of their faults and
their duty to overcome them.. TKus they kept an account
with their souls, as it were, and each night struck a balance.
How far would a man get in business who went about it
in the haphazard ( way in which most people go. about self
improvement and the building of character? The first step
is to have a definite aim: to realize something of the diffi
culties to be met and the efforts necessary to overcome them.
One of the reasons why so many c of pur, Christians are weak
and namby pamby is that they have been taught that they
have nothing to do except to depend upon Jesus who is to do
everything . for them. The Scriptures teach no. such thing.
They point out very clearly and definitely the straight and
narrow way that we are to take and command us, to walk
therein. ' , . r -. V
' Men have spent untold effort in trying to find some easy
way to escape the consequences of their own evil lives and
conduct.' Millions of volumes
about religion and salvation and the way to reach the far
away heaven. And very much too little, effort has been put
forth to make meji understand that while all. men have the
capacity to develop into angelhood and the way has been
opened for all to reach a state of bliss, yet none can reach the
angelic or heavenly condition without developing that capac
ity, without actually growing
state. The way to salvation from sin is to forsake sin; the
way to heaven is to climb the straight and narrow upward
way that alone leads to it. No
if anything, to us here or anywhere, unless it expresses itself
m life and conduct and character. The -New Testament re
peats these truths and fortifies them with reason and parable
and divine command until there would seem to be no chance
for men with any intelligence
But, says the old theologian,
ward way unaided, they can not forsake their sms without
the help of God, of Christ, of the Holy Spirit, and they can
not reach heaven without faith. This is the plain teaching of
the New Testament." To be sure it is. All the powers of
good will work with him who
ing to overcome himself. But
Holy Spirit nor all the angels ui heaven will save one who is
doing nothing to save himself, who does not even want to be
saved. Although "there is joy among the angels," as we are
told, "ever one sinner that repenteth," who has i turned from
evil and firmly resolved to tread thenceforth the upward way.
Paper la the World
"Where's" Gustaf ? he demanded
of- the first, mate. . t - . ,
"Last I saw of him 1 he was
with the 'cook," replied the -mate.
I "With the cook!" stormed the
captain. , "I'm going to get rid
of .that sneaking fellow first time
we land. Every time I get the
boy set down to studying navii
gatlon he slfps off to that cook
and his fiddle."
The first mate felt rather sor
ry for the blustering captain,
whose great grief was .that none
of his three sons cared for the
sea. Two older boys had run
off and taken Jobs -ashore.
, While the captain stamped
along' the deck, down below Gus
taf was playing the cook's violin.
"You play better'n I do already.
declared the cook. "Your old
man oughta let you take les
sons." "Just as well say he might get
me a sflk hat." laughed Gustaf.
So- Interested was he in the mu
sic that he failed to notice how
the ship was beginning to: toss.
"Wouldn't think a storm could
come up so quick." said the
cook; "Listen to her blow."
Gustaf out down the- violin.
got his oilskras, and went on j
deck. He liked storms. He clung
close to the cabin; his eyes shin
ing watching the streaks of light.
vifig, the swirling clouds, the
heaving water, and the churning
fram. His father, busily shout
ing orders; glanced at his son. ap
provingly. r The storm finally wore itself
out. - When the freighter docked
next morning all was calm aeain.
Every one was getting ready to
eo ashore. The cook was comb
ing bis hair before a broken
piece of mirror in his kitchen.
Gustaf wandered in wistfully. Ht
picked up the violin. ''Listen be
cried, "I'm plavine; the storm 1'ke
t was last night." . He swept the
bow across the strings, all bis
heart In the music.
Suddenly he looked up and saw
his father in the doorway - with
one of the owners. Gustaf drop
ped the bow and flushed. - -
"You've gov' to: let me take
have been written reasoning
into angelhood and the heavenly
religion will amount to much,
to misunderstand. . . .
'Men can not climb the up
is earnestly and honestly striv
neither God nor Christ nor the
Edited by John H. Millar
that boy. Oleson. and see that
he gets the rigjt sort of train
ing," cried the man., enthusias
tically. "He's great."
"Father! Let me go!" cried
Gustaf.. : v . . '
His father's head' drdbDed.
Then he raised it suddenly. "AH
tight," he saidi "You can go. It
isn't A a thnnrh iYia. urn n Ia..
ing you like the other bovs. If
you can play the storm, like that.
to landsmen, I'll not stand in
your way.", " .
So Old Man Oleson savs he
didn't lose his boy, after all.
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divine wisdom will not take away from any soul the responsi
bility, that belongs to it alone to do its part in working out
its own salvation and without which it would be a mere
nonentity either here on hereafter.
To the man who realizes his own imperfections and the
necessity, for action on his part if he is to make any progress
til cnaracter building or religion, the voice of the. Scripture
speaks in no uncertain words. But there is a voice more per
sonal that will speak to the heart of one who is honestly
striving to be and do and live as God would have him. This
is made clear in the New Testament; but listen also to the
words of the Prophet Isaiah, "And thine ears shall hear a
word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand and when ye turn to the left."
The most important part of this command is the last part,
"Walk ye in it." Unless we walk in the way, to know it and
to know where it leads will get U3 nowhere.
.Last week was prune week in
California. All the weeks '. are
prune weeks up here.
The Vatican at Rome contains
11,000 rooms. Just imagine what
sweeping and dusting day means
there. !-.'. . ,
Bring your propositions to de
velop' the water powers of the
Santiam. That is the biggest
thing in sight for Salem.
jit may be none of our business,
but we think it stometimes
stretches things by referring to
the church attendants as "wor
A New York church announces
a laboratory in which religion will
be scientifically analyzed. We
may be able to weigh the moon
shine, but we shall still be unable
to furnish the formula of the lab
oratory that tells why man has
.'aith in a future world. There is
a higher, chemistry than that
which science knows. It's work
ings comes from the crucible of
the human heart.
i One of the brg cannerymen of
Fresno; Cal., here buying straw
berries year before last, told the
Salem Rotarians that a little wa
ter at the right time would double
the strawberry yield of the Salem
district. 1 And improve the qual
ity materially. This is worth
thinking; about. More than that,
it is worth acting upon. To say
nothing about most of the hush
berries and some of the tree
j If you iad a, strawberry patch
of five acres that would yield 20,-
000 pounds without irrigation,
and that' I would produce 40,000
pounds with a few applications of
water at the right time, and
strawberries were selling at ; say
7 cents a pound, with 2. cents a
pound for picking, and you. could
buy a pump and equipment for
putting on the wate rfor $200 to
$300 or $400- or $500, what
would yo. do? .
SCIENCE AND RELIGION
' Science and religion are twin
sisters. They must pull together
-when thjey pull apart It Is to
the detriment of. both. Human
nature has need of these . two
guides,1 for. the problems . the one
cannot solve , the other 'answers
r-the higher and deeper "things
belong to religion; the things that
teaCh our lives more immediate
ly to science. r
Dr. Robert A. Milliken, one of
the leading scientists of the coun
try, has just made a fervent ap
peal to all , thinking people to
look upon science as the hand
maiden of religion and to combat
the false idea that the two are in
any way antagonistic. He allo
cated to each Its right sphere In a
short, 'clear sentence:
; "The purpose fit science Is to
develop without prejudice or pre
conception of any kind a knowl
edge of the facts, the laws and
the processes of nature. The
purpose of religion on the other
hand, is to develop the conscienc
es, the 'ideals and the aspirations
Of mankind." , I ;
The day when the searcher af
ter scientific truth could attract a
larger hearing by attacking the
tenets of religion has passed away
as surely as those older times
when bigoted spokesmen for re
ligion persecuted the revealer of
new scientific facts. Such great
scientists as Newton, Faraday,
Maxwell, Kelvin, Pasteur and Edi
son were all devout followers of
religion; the exceptions are few.
Even Huxley, had he lived In this
I FUTURE DATES I
March 87, Tuesday State eonTenf ion of
Benefit Association of Maeabboe. Sen
ate Chamber. State House. . t
March 27, Tuesday Liona Club Min
strels to show at . Tamer.
March 27, Tuesday- Company F. smoker;
Bayes vs. : Archer, main event.
March 28. Wednesday Presentation of
"The Bat" at Grand theater.
March 28, Wednesday Frank Oher to
lecture on Asia Minor at Chamber of
March 29, Msundy Thnriday Scottish
Rita Masons' banquet at Hotel. Marion:
March SI, Saturday State fair board to
i meet. ' '
April 7. Saturday Shrine Vaudcrille De
Luxe t Armory.
April 2 to 9 Mnsie Wee
April 2, Monday Clarence C. Hamilton,
field secretary United Society of
Christian Endeavor, to speak In Salem.
April 2, Monday Made-in-8aletn week
begins. i . :s
April S. Tneday-i Septle tank and water
bond election at Dallas.
April 4. ' Wed nesday-V-Willamette Tent.
Maccabees' district initiation Degree
work by Mt. Hood Tent. Portlsnd.
April 13, Friday Willamette Men's Glee
clnb concert at armory.
April 19, 20 and 21 Cherrian Chen-Intro.
April -28, Saturday. Whitney Boys
c horns t Armory.- , t -
May 5. Saturday-At . Kader temple
Shrine ceremonial in Salem.
May 6V Sunday Bloseotn Day.
May 18, Friday May Festival. Haydn's
ratono, "Tie Fonr Seasons." !
Mav, 28. 29, 80 aad 31 Oreg-oa Jersey
aonee. , .
Ira rf mnrc lihorol tlinnfrlit.
would have expunged the sneers
at religion that mar hisfgreat
All leading churchmen today
are anxious , to keep abreast of
modern scientific invention . and
wherever It is possible to employ
the latest discoveries- to propagate
the truths of religion; the radio
carries sermons and church ser
vices; the motion" picture tells old
biblical stories; we j have already
had a flying parson.
The few minds that still on oc
casions attempt to sow discord be
tween the facts of science and the
faiths of church-goers are. lacking
the sturdy, prose of the one and
the divine poetry of the ' other.
Science and religious work along
parallel straight lines, each to Its
allotted end. , There is no con
flict, no clashing, nothing but a
steady, orderly progress; and,
like parallel lines, science and re
ligior will meet only when ex
tended 4o;infinltywhIch we with
our finite minds can never grasp.
Now if is revealed that there
was a Mongolian civilization in
Mexico more than 20,000 years
ago. Civilizations have their
strata, like : unto the rocks.
There are evidences of five dif
ferent groups or peoples in Mex
ico and the second Mongolian per
iod indicates a rather high type
of . civilization. It has manifested
Itself in art, in pottery and in ar
chitecture. The people did not
have their phonographs or their
Fords, b'ut they made a blooming
fine finger . bowl. Earthquakes,
eruptions, floods, tidal waves and
other tragedies of nature1 in their
turn erased the footprints of hu
manity. The varying civilizations
lie buried one on top Of the other.
mixed in lava, sand and dust
We are now uncovering traces of
them all. They go back to the
days when there was no Pacific
Ocean as a- barrier between Asia
and America. ; At least there. Is
evidence that the same people, who
left their impress on the ancient
pottery oT Mexico had descendants
who built the great wall of China.
There is nothing more fascinating
than opening up the graveyards of
prehistoric life. Next to knowing
show the things in pumps and oxfords.
Every style is exclusive as we do not buy a line
that is sold in Salem, so when you buy a new
shoe from us you can be perfectly sure that it :
willlnot be shown in other stores in' the low
We carry only the better makes and ihese
manufacturers back us up in a positive guaran
tee of a dollar's worth of wear for every dollar
put in our shoes.
See the new suede satin, patent and kid pumps. ; We
want you to especially see the new short tongue pumps
which are the very newest thing. Six different comhina
tions of leather and satin to pick from at
Florsheim and Hananpxfords fdr men in
the new lasts. Be sure and see theselstyles be
fore you buy.
Dr. Williams; expert
foot : specialist. Consul
tation free. Consult him
about your feet. He, re
moves corns treats bun
ions and fits arch sup
ports. All foot troubles
.. ji i t. r. nan tn hl& bank ac-
wnai win "!'"--
count next week man seems most
deeply interested iswui,iuB
thals. Blidskois ana uiuc v.v.
men were doing 9.0Q0.000 years
T .....t.i nil for
ago. it is no n . r
him to get a thrill out of the mum-
Dh.Mnh whn was nieti
away in a marble tomb thirty
. -rM Knoan 1" 11 IT
centuries uerore iu e-
ning for president.
The hardest part of the Bible
for he average man to believe is
. . joniorotinn that it is more
blessed to give than to receive.
BITS FOR BREAKFAST
They are foolish.
a' ,,;:; Hf-iV- t mm ''ty':--
Who are foolish?
The state automotive dealers,
who are proposing to' referend the
one cent gasoline tax bill. - -u
If the paving program Is to be
carried out In Oregon, if even the
government money is to Be
matched in the next five years,
that tax must be let alone. More
than this; some of the serial
bonds will have to be reissued, i
- Do these automotive dealers
want to balk thei state highway
program? It they do balk it, they
will be the 5 greatest sufferers.
Paved highways are the life of
their business. - ,
A. E. Houchin anu D. K. Mc
Donald, who have taken over the
Irrigation project in the West
Stay ton district, propose to plant
900 of their 1000 acres of land to
flax, beans, spinach and; potatoes,
and to irrigate these crops. They
will reconstruct the ditch and
flumes and extend laterals to
cover about 1000 acres of addi
tional land. They are making
an effort to get their land sold
to 'actual settlers' for dairying,
poultry and hog raising, as well
as for the raising of strawberries
filberts and walnuts They are
bringing in men irom the eastern
Washington and Idaho districts,
with their outfits, who know how
to handle irrigation, and the pros
pects are that they will open a
new era in farming in the San
'Easter fashion note 'Women's
headgear is built lower than last
year, but the prices are higher.
Easter "egg styles are, also
changing. Now we get the color
ing matter done up In. a package
in a corner drug store. Onion
skins used to' furnish it.
Being now in Paris Hiram
Johnson' is 'being mentioned in
the foreign dispatches as "refus
ing to talk."' It must. have been
a . terrible trip across the pond
If the California senator has lost
his voice. That was the organ
326 Statea-Kcxttt ltx$s$zx
in . which ne too. - bi
Hiram without a voice would be
like a harp without itrlngs.
Los Angeles Times. '
If every filling station were a
city block how prosperous soma
towns would be: -
Women Need Swzrap-Rcst
Thousands of women'have kid-
ney and bladder trouble and never
suspect it. 1 :
Women's complaints often prove
to be nothing else but kidney
trouble, or the result of kidney or ,
biadder dieease. .
If the kidneys are not in fa
healthy "condition, they may cause
the other organs to become dis- t
Pain in the back, headacne, loss
oV ambition, nervousness,' are f
often times symptoms of kidney
Don't delay starting treatment. -Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, a phy
sician's prescription, obtained at
any .drug tore, may be Just the
remedy meeded to overcome such
Get a medium or large size bot- i
tie Immediately from any drug (
Howver, If you wish first to test
this great preparation send ten
cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Bing
ham ton, N.Y., for a sample bot-V
tie. When writing be sure and
mention this paper. v; Adv.
In life are governed "by
the law . of - compensation.
"Give to the world the best
you have and the be.'st will
come back to you" is no Idle
saying. - -
Young people have . to
make a' decision between
giving the time and -ability
to learning something that
will be worth while later in
life, or running the -chance
of beitig a dependent in old
Which way are you decid
ing? May we help you In
ny way? We are always
glad to talk to you. , ,
; Capital Business
; . College
High & Ferry
, The best repair work
in the city. We have put
in new machinery and
have the' best man in the
cuy. Try us once. If it
i nat tne best