The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 26, 1923, Page 7, Image 7

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Forty-Mile Line Over Desert
From Lund to Cedar City
Is Projected
A 40 mile railroad over the desert
between Lund and Cedar City,
rushed to completion in S7 days
at a cost of $1,049,000, was one
of j the incidentals In the recent
reception by the state of Utah to
President Harding. .-'..'...
in April 2, last, the right of
way men, acting for the Union
Pacific railroad, , secured, posses
sion of the needed ground for the
construction of the railway from
the ' Salt Lake route main Tine
at Lund to the entrance of ZIon
National Park, and on the same
' day the first scraperf ul of earth
was turned on the grade.
The contractor strung his men
out in sections and as fact as the
r section was completed, the track
laying crew took possession and
the ties and rails were set in
. place. Crowding upon their heels
was the ballast crew. And so the
work was rushed toward Cedar
City. ; - "'v..
In the r midst of this orgy of
toll came word that the President
of the United States would risk
Zion Park, providing ' the track
was' in shape for his big special
train upon his arrival in the west.
Every man on the system from
the highest executive to the lowli
est Section hajid plunged into the
work with redoubled energy.
' Whereiip there came the an
councement that President Hard
ing's trip to southern Utah had
been cancelled, . and the work
dragged. - :
But again came cheering news,
definite this time., that the pres
ident would come. Ignoring dust
, and desert heat, the men plunged
Into the Job again, determined to
finish the road In time.
Only 48 hours before the arri
val of the president' train the
depot site at Cedar City was
strewn' with foundations and de
. bris left: from the removal of
houses that had been carted
away -or torn down. Ballast trains
brought In clean white gravel. An
approach 20 feet wide for auto
mobile travel was graded and
surfaced and grounds were roped
off. ! - ; A " t -
Twelve hours before the pres
ident's , train was due the elec
tricians were- erecting poles and
.stringing the lights along the
railway track and the station
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The superintendent of the work
rode into Cedar City on a pilot
train, ahead of the presidential
! train and met his yard foreman.
who was just completing his sec
ond continuous 24-hour shift that
week. ; He was covered (with dirt
and grime and a half-Inch growth
of rough beard bristled on his
Kace. I I I The superintendent pre
ailed ; upon him to get cleaned
'up and take a little nap before
the president arrived. The-man
dragged himself into a car within
600 feet of the spot where the
president's special was "parked."
and slept so soundly that he nev
er even saw the highest executive
t During the construction' of the
f new branch, ballast trains bring
ing gravel were given right of
way over every other train on the
Salt Lake route main line. The
biggest day's output was 119 cars.
In the 87 days nearly one-half
million tons of gravel were haul
ed an, average distance of 100
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Radiator Stethoscope
.... Hew Device to Save Coal
CHICAGO, July 25 The leaky
VadJator and the 'radiator ' that
sounds like a strige in a boiler
factory must , go. The research
committee of the National As
sociation of Building Owners and
Managers declares it has discov
ered means of saving thousands
of tons of coal a year by prevent
ing wastage of steam.
The committee has Invented a
stethoscope. It works quite like
the one the doctor uses when he
tests your 21ungs or your heart.
The escape of steam in the radia
tor traps can be gauged the way
the doctor finds out about a mal
functioning heart. The stethos
cope i placed against the radia
tor trap and the operator listens
to the music of the steam. Whe
ther It murmurs, gurgles' or
pounds, the radiator trap doctor
knows Immediately what the mat
ter is by using bis stethoscope.
It is claimed.
The committee In charge of the
; work was headed by Col. Gordon
Strong: of Chicago, assisted by
-professors and ' students otLewis
Institute.' where the actual test-
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XIVESLEY. Or., July 24-
Fred Fltznater of Cal. visited dur
ing the week with his sister, Mrs.
Bud" Stutesman.
Gordon Greenstreet of Portland
is spending his vacation with re
latives and friends at Llvesley.
Fores Edwards and family
spent the week end t the coast,
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Mrs. Jack Edwards returned with
them after about two weeks stay
at the beach. - ;.t' ;
Earl Blankenship has gone to
eastern Oregon to help in the
wheat fields. ,
Miss Alice Wood had the mis
fortune to sprain her ankle the
fore part of the week, but at this
time it is much Improved.
The newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs.
Lyman McDonald, are spending
their honeymoon at Newport and
beaches. j .
Miss Alta Lefley who has been
visiting with her aunt in Albany
"or some time, returned home
during the week. I -
Marie Fitzwater is visiting with
her grandmother In Portland dur
ing the week. 1 ,.
C. D. Query, Floyd and Julia
Query Gordon Greenstreet and
Francis Dressier attended the mu
sician's picnic atiWlllioit Spring
Sunday. All report a good time.
YMCA Institution in Berlin
Attracts Russians From
:"; Many Countries
BERLIN, July 25. Forty-two
hundred Russian refugees, scat
tered all over the face of the earth
are taking courses in the corres
pondence school which the Amer
ican Y. M. C. A. is conducting in
Berlin. " . . j ; j "
A hotel porter la Cairo is stu
dying bookkeeping. Three Rus
sians who have sought refuge in
Tunis are studying farm organiza
tion. Eight refugees In Turkey
are taking courses fn stenography.
A ; former Russian officer who
found work in France oiling steam
engines Is taking ! a course in
steam engineering, f
Down in the heart of China one
Russian is taking a course in road
building. Six Russians .in Cyprus
are studying radio! telegraphy. A
Russian In Brazil is taking ma
chine drawing, j
Bulgaria has a larger number
of correspondence j students than
any other country 864 In all.
Most of these are studying math
ematics, but there j are also many
there who are taking courses in
farm organizations' and bookkeep
ing, and 127 Russians In that
country are taking electro-tech
Eight Russians
In the United
States are taking courses from
lhe Berlin school.; most of them
mathematical courses. But Bul
garia, Rumania; Jugoslavia, Cze
choslovakia. Poland and uerm
&ny the ; countries where the
greatest number of Russian refu
gees are. lead all others in their
enrollment. Poland Is second
with 810 mall students.
The new Baltic; states, Latvia,
Lithuania and Esthonia. arealso
well represented in the list, hav
in from 150 1 to 400 students
each. Algeria,? Morocco, Syria
and Palestine also are represent
"The 14-year-oid bad man" Is
the latest thing In burglars. But
wait till the "GJyear-old porch
climber" comes along
Interesting Paper Read By
Brigadier-General F. H.
LONDON, July 25. A most in
teresting and - Instructive paper
was read before the International
Air Congress, recently In session
in London, by Brigadier-General
F. H. Williamson, director Of
postal services of the British gov
General WillianfxiD predicted
that the United States, Canada,
the West Indies and other parts
of the North American continent
would soon be linked up by air
with Great Britain. Connecting
air lines would also run to Egypt
India, The Straits Settlements.
Australia, New Zealand, and Af
rica. "It- Is not rash to predict,"
said he, "that the next generation
will 'see its railways and its
steamships supplemented by a
complete system of communica
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General ""Williamson . said the
Cairo - Bagdad air mall service,
now in operation, saved 20 days
over the old land route which ran
via Bombay, Karachi and the Per
sian G'ulf. The mail planes cov
ered the 850 miles in a single
Discussing the future of mail
transport by air, the speaker said
that the conveyance of the whole
of the malls by air was an un
likely development unless and un
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r Is Mrs. Mai lory s reign i as
queen of American tennis about
to end? Close students of the
sport Jwtto think so are basing
their belief on the rapid strides
made by her strongest rival for
the title Miss Helen Wills of
California. This seventeen
year old California girl who, at
; fifteen, beat some of the I top
; ranking stars of the country
and. was rated twelfth natlon-
ally. Is to play her first match
in the East in the Seabrigbt
i tournament, which opens on
July 30. and critics will see for
I themselves just how ' much
i nearer she has moved to the
f top of the tennis -standing.
til there is a very marked change
in the cost of air transport, and
in the financial limitations under
which postal services are compell
ed to work, limitations which re
quire some sort of proportion be
tween the postage charged and
the cost of transport, j :
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"an essential condition of mall
service is regularity under all
conditions, in all weathers, and
at all times of the year. It Is
commonly assumed tnat ir a me
thod of transporting mails can be
devised which is considerably
more rapid, even if more expen-
I sire, than
anything already in
existence, there is an immediate
public demand that it be used for
the carriage of mailsj There Is,
of course, some truth in this; but
the experience that the Import
ance attached to the mere speed
of mail communication can easily
bo exaggerated.
: "It Is probable, therefore, that
for a long time to come air mails
must be limited to urgent corres-
pondence on which a special fee
is charged, and that such corres
pondence will only be a relatively
small fraction of the total mail.
The actual volume of air mall
carried will depend on three fac
tors, regularity, gain In time, and
cost of conveyance; that is, exact
ly the same conditions as those on
which the development of passen
ger and goods traffic will depend,
and to which the technical devel
opment of commercial aviation
must be directed." !
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and smart DDly
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your Business.
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and estimates given
Adele Garrison' -w Phase of
As Dr. 'Pettft drove his car ud
bealde burs. I noticed through my
U?rrur,.. us if one, part of iuy brain
were working .-mechanically, 'that
e threw the gear into tirst im
mediately upon stopping, evident-
r with the lash of hurry in get
ng away spurring hitn on. Al-
mp3tV without my own volition I
put my own gear in equal readi
ness for starting oft at once,1 lis
tened tensely to his reDlv to
Dicky's queiy as to what had hap
pened. (
"I don't know," he replied
"Jerry Ticer telephoned me to
come to the larm at once, and said
f I saw you to tell you to hurry,
fhero had been an accident.
Jood-bye." ,
At the last, word he released
his . clutch and the car shot for
ward. For a second the sky and
earth seemed to merge and re
volve around my bead, and I
heard Dicky's voice, strained, wild
with anxiety, gasp:,
"Shall I drive?" j-
But I had pullea myself to
gether and sent the car forward
'Keep Quiet !"
"No, It would take too much
time changing seats. I'm all right
now." I heard my voice utter the
words, end it sounded like that
of some stranger, it was so .hoarse
and creaky. !
I had delayed but a second or
or two, yet Dr. Pettit's car was
already far down, the road. With
the thought that my baby might
be dead or dying at the end of
my journey for like all mothers,
my fears flew first to my child
I was sending the car madly
along, forcing it to its utmost
speed, when Dicky spoke again.
."You can't catch Pettit, Madge,
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He has a powerful car and the
start. And this road isn't very
good, especially that turn." ;
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ed. It I had been myself I should
have realized that he was crush
ing down his emotions, was watch
ful of every complication, and
that he feared my hatse might
result in some accident which
would delay our arrival. But to
my overstrained nerves his words
simply meant that' he was being
over-cautious, and that the im
pulse to criticize anything I did
was stronger than his anxiety for
Junior. I turned my'head Toward
him and, fairly screamed at him:
"Keep quiet and let me get to
my baby!"
. , As If the car' were a sentient
thing, and knew that the j brain
directing it hud baen drawn aside
for an instant; it skidded, rocked,
swayed and for a sickening, heart
stopping flash of time I thought we
were going to topple over into the
ditch at the side of tha road for
which i" seemed headed. How, I
ever managed- to get it under
control and started in the right
direction again I don't know, but
In some manner I accomplished
ihe feat, and, 'white and subdued,
slowed my speed down a trifle.
Anxious Moments.
"Sorry. Sweetheart," Dicky's
voice, tender, apologatic, sounded
In my ears. "Steady, now, we're
nearly there."
He must have realized that I
needed just the soothing j words
lie gave me, and a dim, remorse
ful realization' swept across me
of the double, burden he must be
carrying, that of his own wild an
xiety and the necessity for help
ing me. But remorse, tenderness,
every other emotion was swept
out of my mind as we neared the
driveway, and I saw a group in
the Ticer front yard. It seemed
to me that all living within a mile
were gathered there, and I knew
that something most unusual had
summoned them.
Dr. Pettit's runabout stood in
the driveway, and he was no
where, to- be seen, neither was
any member of our family nor the
Ticers, save only the lad, Jerry,
who stood on the porch, his face
white beneath his freckles.
'My baby!" I gasped, clutching
Jerry's arms as we reached the
steps. "Is he dead?"
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He Bhook his bead dumbly, and
I saw the tears in his honest eyes.
"No, Mis' Graham, but "
Dicky's arm was around me,
and he hurried me onward
through the open door into, the
room which Mrs. Ticer had given
us for a sitting room. My child
whimpering cries of pain came .to
my ears as I ran into the room
iud saw him in his grandmother's
arms with his head wrapped in a
blood-stained bandage, one little
arm hanging limply by hi:-, side.
"Oh Baby Darling!" I cried,
breathlessly, as 1 reah Hi -..'his?'
side. "What has happened to
you? Givii him to me!"h
I held "out nry arms, hut my
mother-in-law looked at me with
such awe and grief In 3ier eyes
that I was hushed ior the second
int-. silence. .. , ,j " '
"Hush, child," she said. "Your
baby isn't dangerously hurt ad
you aro needed yonder.".
I looked in the direction he
indicated, saw Dr. Pettft bendinV
over an inert little heap on the
couch,, while Lillian knelt at. the
side, her face gray with terror,
her eyes fixed searchlnyly upon
the physician's face os if .she.
would tear the verdict from it.
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Civilian Fliers Will
Race to Big Air Meet
ST. LOUIS, July 23. Elabor
ate plans to stimulate commercial
aviation among civilians, are be
ing made by the St. Louis Air
Board and Flying club, in conneci
tion with the international afr
races to be held here October 1,
2 and 3.
Three of the events will be
open to civilians only, although
they may enter two of the others;
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the list, of events. The MulvihiU
trophy and $300 in prizes are of
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Flyinfg league whose home made
airplane model fjie.s the farthest
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