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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
.TUESDAY; MORNING; NOVEMBER 20, 1923
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Entered at ue Postofflca in Salem. Oregon, as second-cass matter.
MUST STOP ALIEN ENEMY IMMIGRANTS
V-1 The Statesman of last Tuesday had in this column a state
ment 01 the number of immigrants coming into, the Limed
States each year i - ' 1 f
T l Showing that we are getting about 300,000 new people an
nually in this way; though the number is restricted to 3 per
cent of the number of their nationals or races jwe already have.
V lu this does not tell the whole story j ,
More's the pity ; " ' i
. - For we arc getting, KK),000 additional new people a year,
who are sneaking in; this according to the high authority of
President Coolidge. J
It is' the'duty of every newspaper and citizen to call instant
and const aiitr;-sttentioji., to this great national danger the dan
ger repeat eUly pointert oiif, by President Harding and recently
mentioned bv. President Coolidge-? ,t he-un-Americanized aliens
aniasii-ae 3iiT .. ni!M
t ftJ)ur pvernment bas recognized that danger by the enact
ItfiVul of 4inl iauaigrtttUii3Sitrictioii law which, if fairly - and
effectively enforc, ouJ4 -guard against further inflow of
manifestly aiuF outst'ftmngiy undesirable immigrant ' classes ;
for our laws provide. against the coming into our country' of
.criminals; of diseased persons, of weak minded persons, of de
pendents, and of contract laborers, but it has' become apparent
that those law's are being evaded , i
"c And on a very extensive scale. In his "July 4th speech in
Portland, President Harding said: "( t' t-
f ' Thousands are finding thejr way j across bur .
. r 'borders or, through our ports every-month in de
V, fiance or. evasion of the law because of our "Insuf-
ficient regulations or inadequate provisions for
enforcement of restrictions." I ,
' 1 ' In an earlier address to Congress on December 8, 1922,
President Harding urged the enactment ' of 'bills then-pending
for the registration $f the alien who has come to our shores.
He truly said that: 1 " I -U: H tr .'; :
'Life amid American opportunities is worth the - j
cost of -registration if it is worth the" seeking, and y
the nation has the right to know who ?are citizens '
in ine raaKingor wno live among .us anu snare
: our advantages while seeking to undermine bur
1 cherished institutions!" ": I :
' It needs no argument to establish the fact that a mari who
violates the law in order to, get into t h is : conntry. ggfc. riot be
" triLsteirio-obevTn thrliWrP t& kUrtiori 'AWeriean lost ittr.
' . tious. In - his recent address to' the conference' of " Governors
President Coolidge estimated the number of aliens coming into
- the United States unlawfully, at. 100,000 annually, or a; number
equal to about 30 per cent of those who come lawfully. This,;
as he said, is a serious menace to the success ot our immigration
policy. ; ' , : : ' - .. r '
The smuggling of this number of aliens who are not en
titled to come in accordance with the provisions of law is a
direct challenge to the American government. One hundred
thousand foreigners each year 'defy the laws of the United
States in the manner of their admission. Having come here in
defiance of the government, they live here in equal defiance.
Defying one law of the government, a very considerable pro
portion of the whole number may be presumed to be ready to
defy every other law. Some of them no doubt have in them
the making of good American citizens. Perhaps a way ought
to be provided to allow these people to remain even though
they have sneaked in under the tent or broken in through the
backdoor , '
But-even these people, supposed for the purposes of mercy
to be deserving; even against appearances, should not .object
to a registration of all aliens in this country. ,
- Our xresent immigration law is wrong. It is not right to
admit-mere numbers; a mere percentage. "We should have a
right;' indeed' we should make it a duty, to pick the people
desiring to make up a part of our citizenship, and who will
naturally transmit their qualities to a part of our future citizen
ship. The present'law is only an emergency measure; an emer
gency measure, reenacted for want of an agreement upon a bill
for a wise and just law to take its place :
But whatever disagreement there may be as to the wisdom
of retaining the present emergency law, there can be no question
by anybody anywhere at least by any red blooded American
as-to the vital importance of enforcing that law when its en
forcement is challenged by men outside of the United States
who seek to come here" and live here in defiance of law.
The fact is, Congress has a inost important duty to per
form in framing -and enacting an immigration law that will
allow our country to pick its new people ; to allow the picked
ones to come in ' ?
And to exclude all others; absolutely.
There is no more important dufy to be considered
joyed special ' privileges so long
that it resents taking Its place
with the other taxpayers of the
state. Every official draws his
salary for the time for which he
is elected and any sane man knowsJ
it. Because a man is elected to
oil ice does not mean he lo&es his
citizenship and can no longer take
interest in public affairs.
The income tax was a part of
Governor Pierce's plan of admin
istration, and he would have been
untrue to the interests of the state
had he failed to champion the
A man named Zangwill is in
sulting America by his strictures'.
He is calling us all sorts of
names and poking all sorts of fun
at us, and we are reading it, pay-
ng for his books and Encouraging
him at that eort of business. In
some ways Americans have no
spunk- They will stand all kind
of abuse and pay for it. It is
time that such people as this
Zangwill were thrown out of the
country. He has no more busi
ness- here than Emma Goldman,
and is no better than she is.
ENFORCING THE LAW
In a speech at Roseburg Gov
ernor Pierce delivered himself
after this fashion:
"County and state officials who
are in sympathy with the wet ele
ments constitute the greatest ob
stacle to the enforcement of the
prohibition laws of Oregon, the
governor continued. .
"A majority of ' the voters of
Oregon are absolutely dry but the
law is flagrantly violated , in
places because those who believe
in strict enforcement are negligent
in their duty and allow men to be
nominated and elected to office
who do not make an honest at
tempt to enforce it.
"The law does not give me the
power, as governor, to remove a
district attorney, but it does give
me the power to appoint a spe
cial prosecuting officer to handle
violations of the prohibition law.
I took advantage of that statute
last winter and I shall continue
to do so a 3 lon as I am governor,
Whenever . a, sufficlenttshowiog Is
made to convince Ine that there is
no sincere action on the part of
the prosecuting attorney; to en-
The boys and
The Biggest little Paper In tho World.
Copyright, 1923, Associated Editors.,
Edited by John M. Miller.
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It took some weeks for a letter to reach home folks when the
Jigedics were traveling in the cold northern regions of Canada and
r' . Alaska, but at last a message came. "We are having a delightful
time," they wrote. "Yesterday we were entertained at the home, of
Santa Claus and rntw U ihendvanrp Ktvlps in Christmas Dresents.
Today we climbed the North Pole and got a bird's-eye view of Europe,
, Asia and America. We discovered .that our route, when marked out,
.j spelled the number of people in our party." . . r
' Draw lines between the following towns and find the answer:
First figure: Circle. Alaska, to Vancourer. Canada. Second Fort
McPberson, Canada to Medicine "Hat, Canada, to Magnetic Pole,
THE FUN BOX
Toot Toot : - 'i
"Well, I'll be switched," de
clared the box car as the engine
chased it up the track.
- lUrt list ones
Sophomore Blarney Stone.
Laugh and the class laughs
with you but stay after school
alone. , 'i -
I Comb Again
Joshia Brush, a traveling man
Who sailed the briny main, '
Was "Mr. Brush" in England. .
And "Senor Brush" in Spain
The Frenchman called him "Mon
But the Germans were his bane
For they always called him "Herr
- Brush", : -' , ' , '
Which filled his soul with pain
I THE SHORT STORY, JR.
THE C1IAIK THAT CItE.KED
1Mtjaniin Kwivfl-Cliair ttqueakia;
Drnjaniln Swivel-Chair creaked;
: Folks ucrves he would wear,
liut little he'd car
v For all of tlic trouble he wreaked.
. groaned Benjamin
as Mr. Harris eat
S 3 N
3 tW' S
? iwn. -filJing the wlio'.c chair, and
' ,!?!r- ov rat ' the:'s!des. - v ;
. - - , S
ed Susan Filing Cabinet. '
"Well, you'd make a noise ' too
If you had to work like this. Ev
ery time he sits down be nearly
breaks my back. Such a life! He
comes down like a ton of bricks.
I never realized how easy I had it
when Mr.. Franks was. working' at
this desk. ' lie was a small man
very thin. Why. I hardly realized
I was holding him at all." -
"Tho trouble with you is you
never had a regular job." sniffed
Susan. "You've had it too sort
You'd better knuckle down to
work and hot make. such a fuss
about it." j r r
"I don't intend to stand it," re-
going to, make such a f uss'about
being treated this way that they'll
send ! Mr.rT,rankk'vback,! They'n
see I'm not to be imposed upon
this way." i ; ;; ;-;
With that, Be.njamln Swivel
Chair creaked loudly in ; every
jointr rThe" tta.ian!, whirled
arotf nd,- and Dinjamln squeaked
force ' the law made by the peo
Governor Pierce . has put . his
finger on a large source of
trouble. Officials of the law must
not only respect their oath of of
fice. but must also be In sympathy
with all laws. No man has any
business being a law enforcing of
ficer who does not believe heartily
that every law ought to be en
forced or repealed. When our
law enforcing officers accept this
belief there will be no more
EXPENSES AX1 DEBTS IllSIXG
According to a government re
port, government costs the citi
zens of Oregon 135 per capita.
which is an increase of several
hundred per cent in the last few
years. To be exact, in 1913 the
per capita 'tax was ?o-82, in 1914
it was S6.40, in 1922 it was
(35.31. Of course, our roads and
highways came in for a good part
of this, and we must have fie
roads. However,-we did pot pay
cash for the roads. In 1917 bur
indetbedness was 66 cents per
capita; in 1922 it was $48.12
However, this is not discourag
ing, as we will pull out in a few
years. This showing,- does say.
however, that there is much
ground for the demand of econ
omy in public affairs in Oregon
We cannot continue mounting our
government expenses and . Our
debts so rapidly that there will
soon be a race between the two
We must institute strict economy
in state and government affairs.
A GREAT 2HA" GOXE
Tres . surgery nas been de-
veloped and accepted during; the
lifetime of many, men. how living
In tact, the Inventor of. tree sur
bery has just died. 'John Davey
deserves a place with the great
men of the world. True, it may
seem like a simple thing to doc
tor a tree, but no one did it unti
Davey came. The crossing "of
plants may be a simple thing but
no one did It until Burbank came
along. The flying machine
simple enough ,yet so one flew
until the Wright Brothers came
along. John Davey marked an
area which was important, be
cause from time to time tree dis
eases would have become contin
ually worse. He has saved mil
lions of trees and has. taught the
world to save millions Of others
John Davey 's life was devoted
to the single purpose of tree sur
gery. Gradually we are learning
that men. cannot stretch out too
much, for the jack of all trades is
the master of none. We owe ou
progress in the world to tho spe
cialist. :, f
Hxrril callei to the office boy,
;briute- so&eioil and oil this chair
up good. It's got a-squeak that
gets on my nevres. f
The boy brought the oil and
Benjamin was nearly drowned in
it- "They necdn'Jt think 'that'll
fix me-" snorted Benjamin, and as
soon as the bo had gone he creak
ed' as loudly as ever. , i
All day; he kept it up. When the
office closed. Susan remarked.
"Well, if you're? trying to get .rid
of.that man. you're bound to suc
ceed. Yon just about wrecked his
nerves today." Bcujamin looked
smug, i -r'C"'"- ; u-:
! The " next morning Mr. Harris
came into his office and there vwas
another man with him. , "Yes,
sir."' Mr. Harris was saying. "I
made up my mind yesterday that
It was time we were Junking some
of this old office furniture, be
ginning with that chair -of mine.
I've' ordered soma good-looking
new stuff,. Ought to set hereto-
day. - Might as well turn this over
THAT PIUVATE CAH
There is said to be under con
structioa for Henry Ford the most
palatial private care in the world
Ford has been admired for: his
simplicity, but he is getting just
as bad as the other fellows, i OA
the other hand, it may be that h
is preparing to campaign for the
presidency. For years campaign
crs- used to dress in their old
clothes to address labor meetings
They have quit that. , In respect
for labor they now put. on their
Lest clothes. Americans know
that Ford is the richest man in
the world and possibtfTle thinks
they want- him to live- tho part.
A Portland paper. tfskV in alt
sincerity if Governor Pierce drew
hl salary Vwhlle campaigning ior
the -income 4tax,! Of.eiurso, jx
did. Theii9fti tihe:sdre
IXSULTIXG AMEBIC A
Why Druggists Recommend
For many years druggists' have
watched with much- interest "the
remarkable record maintained by
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, th
great kidney, liver and bladder
It is a physician's prescription.
Swamp-Root is a strengthening
medicine. It helps the kidneys.
Uver and bladder do the work na
ture intended they should do.
Swamp-Root has stood the test
of years. It is sold by all drug
gists on Its merit and it should
help you." No other kidney medi
cine has so many friends.
Be sure to get Swamp-Root
and start treatment at once. ;
However, if you wish- -first to
test this great preparation send
ten cents - to Dr. Kilmer . tt Co..
Binghampton, N. Y;, for ,.sample
bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper. .
At the father and son banquet
at Stayton the other night xa boy
made a telling speech. He de
clared that the liquor laws were
being violated in Stayton and said
in substance that so long as the
fathers had liquor in their cellars
and winked at the violation of the
law just so long boys would get
the wrong impression for right
living. He charged the conditions
in Stayton directly to the fathers
of the town. Was the boy wrong?
The state of Washington is kept
in a4furore over prohibition be
cause one paper there is attempt
ing to have light beer and wine
restored. The liquor interests Bre
gradually getting more papers.
There is such a tremendous profit
.in the sale of liquor that the in
terest can always make enough to
buy brains. There will be more
wet newspapers rather than
According to recent information
the German mark has flooded the
world and Germany has reaped
the .benefits . Anybody who Kays
the German people are not smart
simply does not know them.
If- ?. j- . . .4 :i t
est private car in the . United
States; railroad, not Ford.
Jimmy Cox says he thinks the
Democrats will win next year. He
evidently does not expect to run
again. . -
It is now claimed that there are
are airplanes that will travel 90
miles on a gallon of gas. Sounds
like the talk of some fellow who
has airplanes to sell.
Eugene Debs is suffering from
an attack of heart trouble. We
can hardly spare 'Gene. He is
needed to run for president on
the Socialist ticket in 1924.
to be heard
The sale of Christmas seals is
now on a most worthy cause in
which every one can help.
I BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Tag day next Saturday
When Marion county people
will put on its way the movement
for a soldier monument on the
court house grounds.
At the dedication of the Yam
hill county Soldiers' monument at
McMinnville a week ago Sunday,
twenty families who lost sons in
the World war-were present and
occupied reserved seats.
Henry Ford is going Into the
breeding of registered dairy cows
on a great scale; Ayrshires. He
will not really hit the high places
till he gets a dairy farm in the
Salem district, where the world
records are garnered. It is our
soil and showers and sunshine
They make up the perfect dairy
country, and the place where the
world records naturally come.
When Greek meets Greek what
they say about Mussolini is some
thing that would not look well,in
Henry Ford is to have the fin-
Would Identify Trees
Editor Statesman: In the beau
tiful grounds surrounding the
state capitol, I have been told that
we have the largest single collec
tinn of trppa and shrubs in the
United States. This is splendid
and we are all proud of our park,
but how fine it would be if we
might know the names of all these
trees and shrubs. -
It has occurred to me many
times, that the identifying and la
beling of these trees would not
only be of value to tree Jovers
but would increase the interest
in and love of nature, of thos
who.daily walk by or through this
park. Not all of us are able to
analyze and identify them for our
selves, yet would be very glad to
have a permanent tag or labergiv
ing the common and scientific
name of each, affixed to each.
I do not know just how this
could be accomplished, nor at
what cost, nor how the r expense
could be borne, but your paper
has fostered so many splendid
movements, that I felt impelled
toicall this to your attention. Such
work is being done In other places
for example, in Chautauqua, New
York, not only the trees in the
parks, but unusual trees in private j
grounds have been so labeled.
Yours very truly,
A NATURE LOVER.
Fortify the system against
Colds, Grip and Influenza
About $850 Raised Fop
Red Cross, Says Harris
Approximately S850 has, been
subscribed in Salem for the annual
roll call of the American Red
Cross, accordins to an announce
ment made Monday by R. A. Har
ris, director for the drive. This
amount is $150 short of the de
"There should be 1000 sub
scribers in Salem .alone," Mr. Har
ris said. "Undoubtedly there are
many who have not been solicited
individually who wish to contrib
ute. These and the people who
wish to make donations are re
quested to send in their contribu
tions by mail."
Though the drive officially
closed in' Salem Sunday night, ev
ery effort will be made to see that
the quota is subscribed. No re
ports as to progress throughout
the county have been received, but
the work will continue until De
cember 1, Mr. Harris said-
which destroy germs, act as a
tonic laxative, and keep the sys
tem In condition to throw off
aU attacks of Colds, Grip and
Influenza, r.v'v ,
The box bears tltis'slgnattiro
FUTURE DATES I
Xoembr 11 to 29 Seventh annua!
lied Creaa roll call.
. Kovrmbrr 18-34 Father and Son week.
November '1,- Thursday- Salem Elks
to entertain for . America Ltegioners.
Autaiuucr 22, za anu S4 -Ooru aaow
and indaatrial exhibit at armory undo
aiiapirea Chamber Corotncrea,
N(inIHT S3, fruity FoovbaUV Willa
liiette ys. Tacit i at ' Salcra.
.NvtetuOer xd, ttifttj football, Salem
fcirH and Aihany hich. at AlhaajR 1
'November 23, Friday 4,'loainz Proffram
Daily Bible K-hooL.
November 23 and 24. Friday and Rat
vrday Annual home-coming and Oregon
OAO football Kama at Univeraity ot Ore
November 24, Saturday WRO all day
baiaar and conked food aale.
November 2, Sunday Oregon Trial
Club Shooting Dog Lake, Lebanon;
November 33, Tbnraday Football, Sa
lem hiffk abt Corvallia high, at Corvallia
November 28 Thursday Football. Nil
' inlloa-e f Tdh. at Boiaw.
November 30, Friday Benefit dance by
members of Co. F, ONG, Armory.
November 30-Ieeember 1 and 2,: Frl
day. Saturday and Sunday 'Willamette
alley Older Boya Conference. Portland.
Ieremher 4. Tuesday, election ot of
ficers, 'American Legion.
lccember 5 and 6. Wednesday ' and
Thursday WesWn Walnut Growers meet
at Chamber of Commerce.
reeemler 1 2, Wednesday Annual . Ra
t aria a ladma' aifrbt..
.December ; 13, Thursday- United Artt-
b taiaar in Odd Fellowa halL
February. 23, Saturday Dedicatioa f
statue "The Circuit Bider." ia staU
January 4. 5. and 6 County udge
aijrl roanuiaitfr of Oregon to meet r
January 13. Paturdayinicv!r k'T-
Music Lovers will have a
chance to hear thej finest
talent that the broadcast
ing stations of the country
4? . 1.v"r -Tr.'rfi,
V'O'I !f.f lafV'WHt
This will be National Radio Week cni:
no pains will be spared to put on1 the fine:',
entertainments that can be obtained. .
.--' '.-' .-. .,
A million homes are ready for this ever !
Main Events in Salem
1 . Broadcasting from KFCD every
night including: religious services cn
Sunday. .Watch paper for program. "
2. Prize for the best distance on crys
tal set during week. -
3. Prize for distance on tube set. l'ii
4. Display of latest radio sets, in all
of our windows during week.
5. Display; on Saturday,--Dec. 1: '-of-:
home made sets. TTiese s,ets should1
be brought in with tultteriesnd
phones tagged with the owner? name
and address. They will be tiisplayed
all day in our windows and a prize
v awarded for the best set.
Watch for further announcements. Get
your "RADIOL A" now so you can enjo;:
these unusual concerts from alL over
country. No home is complete without a
"If it's Electric come to ua"
SALEM ELECTRIC CO.
F. S. Barton, Proprietor
Masonic Temple . :
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