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In this paper and also the local news published herein. ,
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Job DOrtment, 68 S
Society Editor, 106
" Entered at the Poetof f Ice In Salem. Oregon, as second class matter
? c ? DEVELOP THE SANTtAM COUNTRY; v
- The contention by Col. E. Hofer that the construction
of a line by the Oregon Electric into the Santiam country
. and the full development of that country, would rejuvenate
that property is sound reasoning. j
With all the available water for irrigation flowing in the
Santiam put to use on the land, the tonnage in freight from
jthat region-would be immensely; increased. ! There would be
supplies for dozen more canneries and dehydration plants
. and other fruit and vegetable manufacturing concerns in
; Salem. ' -'- r--r. x- ' . -, ' - - - ' :
5 1 There would be the raw materials for -a sugar factory
here ; and this, would be important in many Ways.
1 Lumber and cord wood and pulp wood supplies would
-. be made available in immense quantities ; and raw supplies for
furniture factories and other wood working plants. i
" The .extension of the line far enough to tap the mineral
. resources of the Santiam country would result in developing
. tonnage that alone would justify its construction.
-This construction would lead to the development of the
'V- water powers of the Santiam and the little North Fork and
T the South Fork of the Santiam and of such powers as that of
Marion Lake something over 100,000 potential'horse power,
most of it easily and cheaply developed, now running to waste.
j ? : The full development of the Santiam region would alone
( -double the population of Salem I v.
And lead to other developments that would double it
again, and more than double and then double again the total
business of this city. I ! V
v" There would be at least two more paper mills in Salem.
The Oregon Electric Extension into .the Santiam country
"would itself pay; more than this, it would make the whole
property of the Oregon Electric
" " v K Is better late than never, but for 60 years the Cincin
nati Fire Underwriters' Association has been in existence, de
veloping into a powerful factor in the insurance community,
but, while it performed useful service and has to its credit
a splendid) record of accomplishment, it Iwent its way so
unobstrusively that the general public had no conception of
its activities and importance in the life of the city. ' ,
. Now, according to. Printer's Ink, it proposes to change
its method-and to make a campaign in the local daily news
papers for" the purpose of making the character and extent of
its - work known. Members of the association, in their in
dividual capacity, are well aware of the value of advertising
and some of them are preparing to tie up the association's
advertising with ieir own, which is entirely legitimate, and
brings a cumulative force to bear, upon newspaper readers,
beneficial to the association and to its advertising members.
Day by day the potency of newspaper advertising is recog
injzed more and more, Its use is the convincing test.. T
r - i A " W 4 t a m
i : a naic in tne state :nignway construction jwouia oe a
i. ofpat mistake- Bv all means, work should cro on. at least to
'brCTr? . Kn v I it!
ropyrlshV 1023, Associated Edit
t NEW KITES FOR WINDY DAYS
- How tA Tin lid a Drasron Kite'
' Boys who like the unusual will
find' what they want in the drag
1 on kite. The Chinese boys were
the first to see the possibilities
v-'--'of this type of kite. On warm
'Summer evenings the young or
l ,- lentals : cover ithe dragon's t,body
with luminous paint. When seen
in the sky the effect is sUrtllng,
"? for there is a ; grinning .. dragon
' peering oat of the' darkness. "
c To make this kite begin with
v . the - wooden framework.' . Do not
. . at. 4 m Vlf . An1f ! tlAI
f r hard to build. - f. r
'f "I h All the dimensions given with
'r-the plan may. of ' course, ' be var-
1 ' tki- Yon mnv mitlrn thA kite
' '"' larger or smaller, although it is
' a r nA Tilan in trr ilia first bite
s ! with' the sizes given.; Bamboo.
i wnica is merely , tisn-poie wooa.
jneaea, toe resi oi tae irsme-
work" being of circular construc
tion. Here is a hint for the ma.
e ; Ing of. bamboo c'rcles. Secure ,a
piece Jof ordinary stove pipearid
dent baa in, so that it will b
a l'ttle smaller : than the rest.
Over this you can bend your bam-
, bob circles,' slipping them ' off the
! "narrow end. - Be sum, however,
that all the bamboo strips are of
)tbe same width and thickness.
fit Rolam Drrrnii . ' '
, , Manager
........ . , .Managing Editor
. - . Ctnlilr
. . ... . . .Manager Job Dept.
pay. - i 1
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The Biggeat Little
Ordinary! thread is used for
lashing the two ends of the cir
cle together Make the bindings
neat, then j apply a coat of var
nish. By following these direc
tions yon can easily make any
number of hoops in a short space
Of time. .The large hoop that
makes the; headman be made ot
a barrel hoop. It you do not
think you ) can make the circle
exact enough with bamboo. Be
sure, if , you do use a barrel
hoop, . that, the material is dry.
, Make Special String
A good djbal of string is used
in tying the various tail hoops
together. 'A special string which
you can make yourself should, be
used for this work. Use linen
thread, twisting three or four
strands together. . If cobbler's
wax is put on the string It , will
be stronger, although this last
is not necessary. . , -
Decorations can be appl'ed as
you wish. Remember, however,
that the edges ot the face are
loose. The paper waves In the
wind. Al the tassels and trail
ers are fastened with the inten
tion of balancing the kite. So
if you put a tas3l on one s'de,
be sure you put another fen the
opposite side. Fancy paper-cutouts
make good "decorations for
the face.. 5 . . '., C
The lead strings are shown br
! tht pxtpnfc of ' flnishinor tht
merit money. "A This should be the definite program;, in
definitely. ' ? -.t :".;' : -.
Keep on keeping on. with high
Broccoli men will look for The
Statesman of tomorrow.
The annual development num
ber of The Statesman will be
ready for delivery Friday or Sat
urday forty pages or more.
Senator Pepper : has started a
movement to end filibustering in
the senate. He cannot make It
too strong or hot.
Dr. Flrmin Roe says that
France will pay her debt .to the
United States both principal and
interest. In what year, dock? :
The death of Edward Laut'er
bach in the east, at the age of 78,
recalls the fact that he is the man
who wrote the gold plank of the
Republican national convention in
1896 and presented it to the com
mittee on platform.
The highest record hen in the
world is not far from Salem, and
her eggs have1 been selling at $50
each. The Statesman of . tomor
row will tell about her. How
would you like to own a hen lay
ing eggs worth $50 each? Well,
you may.' No one has a better
opportunity than you have, if you
live in the Salem district, the best
poultry country in the world.
Portland is growing as a ship
ping center. Some ; of ? her for
ward looking people are' becom
ing interested in ship lines in a
large way. reaching i out . to,-, Eur
ope and the Orient, as well , as
American ports on the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts. This sort of
activity will affect beneficially
the vast hinterland tributary to
Portland, including all. of Oregon.
It will put our products in easier
reach of wider markets. ,
I FUTURE DATES I
March 28. Wednesday Presentation of
Th Bat" at Grand theater.
March 28, Wednesday- Frank Ober to
lecture on Asia Minor at Chamber of
Mare 29, Maundy ' Thursday Scottish
Rite Masons' banquet at Hotel Marion
March 81, Saturday State fair board to
' meet. ' ( '4 .
April 7. Saturday -Shrine Vaudeville Ife
Luxe nt Armory. '
April 2 to 9 Musie Week.
April 2, Monday Clarence C. Hamilton.
field secretary United Society of
Christian. EhdeaTor, to apeak in Salem.
April 2, Monday Made-in-Salem week
begin. - .
April S, Tuesday Septic tank and water
bond election at Dallas.
April 4. Wednesday Willamette Tent,
Maccabees' district initiation Pegree
work by Ml, Hood Tent, Portland.
April IS, Friday Willamette Men'a Glee
club eon eert i armory. '
April 19. 20 and 21 Cherrisn Cherriuffo,
April 28, Saturday. Whitney Boys
- chorus at Armory. i ' :l
May 5, Saturday A! Kader temple
Shrina ceremonial in Salem.
May 6, Sondar Blossom Day. i :
May 18. Friday May Festival. Haydn's
" oratorio, "The Four Seasons." .
May 28, 29, SO and 81 Oregon Jersey
Paper la the World
khe dotted lines in , the illustra
tion. ; . i vir
(Next Week: ('How to Make
Circular Kite."). .
1JHE SHORT STORY, JR. j
FAIRY FIDGET SETS TO WORK
'. -.' - ' . ".' . ' - ' ' V A ;''-
When Fldjft Tras doing hla Work,
With a dance and a twist and a
- Qalrk. '" s ; ' .
The pupils would squirm j
And twist like a worm I
Their lessons they'd cheerfully
shirk. . 'i r.f 'rr
: ,-': . ; i
Fairy Fidget crawled out from
behind the schoolroom clock
where he had been taking a nap.
He yawned and looked around
the ' room. The pupils all eat
quietly listening to the teacher's
voice as It ran on and on. j Sue
was reading ' what seemed to
Fairy Fidget a very dry,Btory.
"How tiresome!" Fidget grum
bled. "I should think the teach
er would like a little excitement.
I know I would. No one here
looks like he had ever heard ' of
me before. I'll show them ' who
I am." - He Jumped up on the
clock and danced a lively Jig to
see if he couldn't stir up some
excitement. f '
Two of the students shifted
their positions and looked up at
the clock. Immediately .they be
gan shuffling their feet and mov
ing their hands, unconsciously
keeping time . to ' the ; rhythm of
Fairy Fidget's dance. ' T 1 1
But don't' think for a momen'
that Fairy Fidget was satisfied
with this." He : was a rery spoiled
fairr and. would . not be satisfied
until he had the whole school fol
lowing his every move. He quick
ly hopped down from the clock
and set to work In earnest.' First
he t Jumned up on the teacher's
desk. Risrht under her nose he
did the Highland Fling and then
went through his setting-up exer
cises. , : : i i '.. , .
Then from the desk to desk he
honoed. He stood on his head on
one desk, turned tall sorts of fliD
flops on the next, spun on one toe
on the next, and bounced up and
down on. hhf ; nose after; that.,
There: wasn't anvthing in the
world that Fairy Fidget couldn't
.....,. ........ -
irann anrl mtrriincr trip irnvprn.
Congressman Volstead has been
presented with a gold watch by
the members of the house judic
iary committee. But it. is not
Mkely that the bootleggers con
If the state 'highway work is to
go on, to the extent of finishing
the gaps and matching the gov
ernment money, the one cent ex
tra must be left on the gasoline
tax, and some of the serial bonds
being paid off must be reissued.
Call off' the referendum threat;
and let the constructie program
go on. Oregon Is In no place to
Btop all state highway develop
ment'; or to come any where near
IT'S A WISH CHILD
It costs about 40 per cent more
for the education of a child in
California now than it did five
years ago, but see what a wise
child you are getting! Think how
much more he knows than the
old man? L09 Angeles Times"
THUMBPRINTS BIT WIRELESS
They are not only sending por
traits by wireless, but if has been
found possible to broadcast fin
gerprints by radio. ' This is get
ting down to real cases in the
business of hands across the sea.
A safe burglar will have to step
easy or his Impressions will be
wirelessed over the -country and
his identification be ' made possi
ble at any point.
THE PEOPLE'S PULSE
I ; :-
Former Vice-President Marshall
says that he knew a "statesman"
who served something like twenty
years (n congress and whose proud
boast it was that in all that time
he had never voted for a tax or
against an appropriation. '-H6w
he got away with it or squared his
performance the Indiana philoso
pher does not say. The point
is that' the average voter wants his
representative to' favor most v of
the appropriations that come up,
but when they reach the form of
a tax he seems to have .a kick
ALL THE COMFORTS
The new union station in Chica
go is to have a Jail, a morgue and
a chapel as part of its equipment.
Any sheriff passing through the
village with a prisoner In his en--tourage
can lock his ward up In
a steel cell while he goes tip
town for breakfast or to ask for
mail. . Also, if any man dies .of
old-age' while waiting- for the
9:15 he can be nicely laid out' oh
a stone slab in the morgue until
his friends identify the remains.
If it should be necessary to have
a funeral there is the chapel with
Its pews and hymn books and its
preacher Just around the corner.
The- railways are now building
Edited by John H. Millar
do. He was never still a minute.
Now," after "Fairy " Fidget . had
danced all over the room there
wasn't a boy or girl who was sit
ting still. Such a racket as
there was in that . schoolroom !
Even the teacher' could scarcely
hear iherself read.
Fairy Fidget chuckled to him
elf. "This is more like it," he
laughed. "I surely do like excite
ment." r ,
At last the teacher closed her
book with a sigh. "My, but you
children do have the fidgets badly
today." she said.
Fairy Fidget did a fancy "dive
behind the clock; His work was
ione in that room; he'd move on
o the next one.
Answer to yesterday's: Down, Ohio,
wina, nose. . 1
theif terminals with all the com
forts of home.
THK NEW CHLVA
A distinguished authority in
Uncle Sam's consular service de
clares that our Pacific coast
should be able to take command
of the foreign trade of China and
that this commerce should be a
wonderful thing. ! The buying
power of this vast oriental repub
lie can only be vaguely guessed
The authority tells that China has
great natural resources. It also
has its hundreds of millions of
population, yet is sparsely settled.
Six-sevenths of the inhab
itants dwell ' in j leis ' than
one-third of the area. , There are
vast sections that must be opened
by railroads. There are nat
ural stores of iron, coal, zinc,
lead and other minerals and the
lands are rich for agriculture. All
the possibilities of cUmate - are
furnished. Its ranee is virtually
equal to that of the United States.
It is a great .field for the invest
ment of American capital. It
would take billions1 to give the
new republic the j railways it so
badly needs, but these lines
would show ah early profit and
they would create a new and ex
pansive market for almost ev
erything that America makes. The
opportunity offered our; coast goes
up like a mighty cry. j.We are
nearer to China than any other
port of the English-speaking rac
es. There are marvelous possi
bilities for the mere grasping.
MEXICO'S; UNIQUE POET
Senor J. J. R. Nino of Guada
lajara has just issued; a book of
poems and a small ; volume of
short essays and aphorisms of suf
ficient natural merit to attract all
those interested in Spanish liter
ature or susceptible to the soft
cadences of that dulcet tongue.
If' one' says that Senbr Nino
will number among his readers
those chiefly Interested, in himself
and his story, it is withoot reflect
ing at all on the value of his
work. Because, while many oth
ers under normal . circumstances
might have produced equally as
good verse and equally good phil
osophy, no other poet fn the world
ever wrote anything good, bad or
indifferent under the terrible
handicap from which Senor Nino
suffered. l ;
On the 16th of May 1904. in a
small Guatemalan village four or
five bandits attacked the Senor
in his bed, and as he. was in the
act of - lighting a cigarette, and
with a shotgun blew off both his
arms. At 30 years ot age he was
thus left permanently disabled.
The tenacity and : perseverance
inherent in some natures, how
ever, actually turned this terrible
mutilation to ultimate' gain. Senor
Nino taught himself to handle a
pen in his mouth-and by this novel
feat started on a literary career.
His two books, "Cadencias" and
"Ninadas," are both reproduced
in the original script,' as he wrote
It with his mouth and the hand
writing is attractive to look upon
and clear to decipher.
Senor J. J.tR? Nino was fortu
nate in attracting the attention of
President - Obregon who, it Is
well known, lost an farm in bat
tleand who was moved to sym
pathy af the more serious loss
suffered by his fellow-countryman.
Impressed by the pluck and skill
of this sadly handicapped writer,
the president of Mexico has in
dorsed his work. for him and is
doing all he .legitimately can to
make the books a success.
BATTLES IN THE AIR
A crashing conflict of electric
waves rages daily In the heavens
oyer central and western Europe
and reaches even to! the blue era-
jpyrean above Moscow' and, the
It is caused by the latest form
of warfare carried on between the
fiery Frank and the indignant
Teuton. While at; present It
threatens no physical harm to
either contestant', it, opens pros
pects for more vexatious issues for
international diplomacy in days to
Germany may be -losing in the
Ruhr valley, but ' in' this latest
scrap she seems to be gaining the
upper hand r rather the upper
air. For the battle Is being wag
ed by radio between the Ebers
walde plant in Berlin and the
Eiffel Tower in Paris, and, as Ber
lin has the more powerful broad
casting machine, she can effectu-
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.. Any breaking out' or skin Irri
tation on face, neck or bodv is
overcome quickly by applying
Mentho-Sulphur.J eays ' a noted
skin specialist. Because of its
germ destroying properties, noth
ing has ever been found to take
the place of .this sulphur prepar
ation that instantly brings ease
from the itching, burning and ir
Mentho-Sulphur heals eczema
right up, leaving the skin clear
and smooth. It seldom fails to
relieve-the torment or disfigure
ment. ; A - little Jar of - Rowles
Mentho-Sulphur may be obtained
at any, drug store. It is used like
cold cream. Adv.' -
SULPHUR S BEST
ally Jam the Paris air control.
The fight, though bloodless, is
To the Frenchman, too, the re
sult is extremely annoying. When
ever the Eiffel Tower flings
"The Marseillaise" to the breeze,
the Eberswalde plant blares in
with "Deutschland Uber Alles" or
scrambles up the sweet strains of
"Partant pour La Syrie" with a
raucous rendition of "Let Us, De
So, while France is determined
that Germany shall face the mu
sic, Germany retaliates by broad
casting the only kind of music
she Is willing to face.
This novel conflict' is not par
ticularly edifying to the Jfteners
in and, since it covers Norway,
Sweden and Holland, might pre
sumably be called encroaching-on
the rights of neutrals. The use
of the radio as a pleasure device
is spreading rapidly In westerr
and northern Europe and It does
n't seem fair that: a science with
so many pleasant social angles
should be set back in this part of
the world by so discordant a duel
of national spitfires. j
Something more serious, too,
than a cluttering of the either
with patriotic medleys' may re
sult if the people of Europe can
devise no international adjust
ment of radio rights. Here is one
question that cannot be settled by
force, but must be arranged by
agreement. Otherwise Europe
will practically be denied alto
gether the use and pleasure of
the radio. J 7
Moreover,! if Berlin and' Paris
would listen to reason their big
transmission plant's could do so
much to reconcile the ancient ene
mies. How much kindlier it
would be if the Eberswalde plant
greeted France as the shades of
evening fell from the. wings ' of
night with the sweet, low twitter
ings of innumerable canaries and
If the Eiffel- Tower- responded
with a bedside poem for the
sleepy little children of Berlin
that would be a peace propaganda
of the right sort. v
But', If the use of the radio in
Europe is to fall into the chaos
suggested by the present battling
for the air waves, then the people
are doomed to suffer another -deprivation
'of wholesome pleasure
through the national animosities
of their rulers.
Trip to Kansas City ,
Causes Divorce Action
A trip to Kansas City Mo
caused the break-up in the". Mc-.
Farlane family, according to Wil
liam A. McFarlane, who filed an
answer to his wife's complaint
for divorce in the circuit court
According to the answer they
lived as happily as could be ex
pected for 19 years. In the spring
of 1920, McFarlane asserts, he
took a trip to Kansas City. Dur
ing his absence, . he states, his
wife became enamored with an
other man and upon his return
told him that she. did not love
him any more but desired to mar
ry the other man, who was ' al
ready, married. This difficulty in
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their domestic affarrs 'was' sue
cessfully patched up, the answer
states, but continued misconduct
on his wife's part led to actlvi
sion of their property a short time
later. Their home was sold for
$2,300 of . which $1,150 in cash
was given to his wife, the husband
claims. He aska that the suit be
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2. Sickness: RcguL payment.
, every week,
4. Old Age: An assured income
5. Death: All benefits of reg'
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