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THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 10&
THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
Wfyt 0ttQpn Statesman
lo! Dally Kieept Monday by
' THE STATESMAN PUBLI8HINO COMTAVY
i 2 IS South t'ouunerrial tit.. SaUin, Oregon
(Port:M Office. 301 Worcester BM, C. F. Williams. Mgr.)
ft. J. HENURICKS
. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED FBZS8
Tb AnoeiataJ Vra la excluily entitled to the u (or publication of all
liin diapatche rredited to it or itot vtberwiaa credited la tLta paper ana alio the
local mwi pnbliahed Herein.
R. J. Hendrirk
John I. Brady
, - BUSINESS OFFICES:
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inr. W. S. Grothwabl, Mgr. .
23 Circulation Office,
33-109 Society Editor
Neva Department -
i " Job Department
Entered at the Poitofflce in Salem,
GREATEST DAIRY DISTRICT, PRODUCER OF GREATEST
COWS IN ALL THE WORLD , 1
Salem is the capital of all Jersydom. By every test, the
Salem district is in the lead throughout the wide earth in the
production of world record and high testing cows of the Jersey
I There are several reasons for this preeminence. Among the
reasons is the fact that this district has dairy brains and dairy
patience; cow men who take pride in their accomplishments.
The big thing, however, is the fact that this is the greatest
dairy Country in the world; has the sunshine and showers and
soil conditions that make it ideal for that industry.
? So it may be expected that henceforth the competition for
championships will be between Salem district dairymen
:'l Afid it may confidently be expected that our dairymen will
not confine their winnings exclusively to the Jersey breed. They
will go out after the high honors of the other dairy breeds, and
win them. . 1
This all faeans great things for the Salem district, and for
Salem. The long prices for the animals of merit will come here.
The high average production will be ours.
The University of Illinois has divided the dairy cattle of
the United States into three classes. The poorest third does
not pay for its keep, the next third pays a very small profit,
and the best third carries the other two thirds on its back ; figur
atively speaking. .
- .The average yearly production of the first third is 134
pounds of butterfat. These impoverish their owners. The next
third produce an average of 198 pounds a year. These do not
pay! their owners enough profit. The production of the third
third is an average 278 pounds of butterfat. These are the
strength of the dairy industry.
' r'But a whole herd of Salem district Jerseys is producing now
at;a7 rate that will average 700 pounds of butterfat per cow,
or over v
. v.: And the 1000 pound cow will soon be common here; the
1100 pound cow has arrived, here, and the 1200 pound cow is
in: the offing, for the Salem district.
: Thinkof it! ' . --ir
' Think of the increase that may be made in the dairy pro
duction that may be expected in due course of time in the Salem
There are golden harvests ahead for the intelligent dairy
men here in the Salem district where- butterfat may be pro
duced at least 7 cents a pound cheaper than east of the Rockies;
taking the average cow, or the- common brindle cow. And
there is a still greater difference in favor of the high production
cow that is being developed here.
"A- If the above facts could be hammered home in every farm
ing district in America there would not be room enough in the
whole Willametf e valley , for the dairymen who would come
here- , '
t'.l :"Would flock to this dairymen's paradise.
? J The cow is the wet nurse of the human race. A virile peo
ple ; cannot be developed or maintained without milk. There
must be more and more milk, if we arc to remain a conquering
people ; a people planning and doing great things. No recently
discovered scientific fact is more important than this. All this
indicates the great future of the dairying industry in the Salem
district. There is nothing more important for our people than
it rapidly increasing number of cows, and the speedy raising of
the standard of production of all our cows.
U"l believe that a future lies ahead of this state such as we
little dreamed of a few years ago," writes J. D. Mickle, Oregon
Dairy and Food Commissioner, in his splendid article in this
iisu . . '
j There is a lot of matter in The Statesman this morning that
tears out the prediction of Mr. Mickle. We have the greatest
dairying country on earth ; and we are just finding it out for
certainty; and getting the fact across to outsiders who will
flock here on account of our preeminence in this field.
A 8XAPPY CITY
i? Since the remarkable address
delivered at the Chamber of Com
merce by Prof. Arthur L. Peck,
"landscape specialist of OAC, there
has followed a very -acute revival
In 'favor of a, snappy appearance
lor Salem. Up to this time the
only concrete result has been a
jplan to take Summer street and
beautify it. There will be other
plana In addition to beautifying by
the planting of trees. We need to
pay considerable attention to the
leading personal things of the
town', j ; -
i-The Chamber of Commerce of
the United States Is coming out
With a campaign against careless
ness. It remarks with perfect
frankness that the way Americans
throw paper in the streets. Utter
parks and countryside with refuse
and -fail to tidy up their towns is
only a public indication of a fun
damental weakness in character.
It' is hoped to Inculcate, through
education, a respeetTor the" feel
ings and rights of others, and
pride in the appearance and
achievements of one's own com
munity. 'When this becomes an accom
plished fact the national organiza
tion1 believes we shall have attain
ed' better disposition toward our
state and country. We shall
damn the powers that shall be less
and ourselves more, the result be
ing !a new dignity and national
- calm. '
Perhaps there if, a psychologi
cal link between vacant lots over
grown with weeds;" filthy streets,
t ?ather-stained business Mocks
J. U BKAOT
Manager Job Uept.
Oregon, aa aorond eaaa matter.
all admit that the path to munici
pal achievement , and prosperity
leads through civic tidiness and
A SENSIBLE PROPOSITION
Some way we never could warm
up over the eat more of this, that
and the other. We have always
been told we eat too much. We
have had campaigns to eat more
potatoes, eat more bread, eat
more meat, eat more evrything.
but doctors have told us we eat
too much, and they are right
The prune plan is to let the oth
er fellow do the eating. We have
the prunes here and it would be
unwise to undertake to eat them
all Ourselves. r But in sending
them to our friends in the east we
are providing a market for' our
crops and at the same time are do
ing a favor. We have done a real
service, as we have started the
prunes in the eastern markets and
have furnished a real treat for
our eastern friends.
fIt is a mistake for Senator
Cummins to try to be president
Pro tern of the senate and chair
man of an important committee at
the same time. It is no argument
to say he held his position in the
last senate. There was a vice
president then and the president
pro tem was simply an honorary
position.; It is a real position now
and the senator who r holds it
should hAld no other position. It
Senator Cummins prefers- to hold
right to do so, but the regulars
make a mistake if they rebuff Sen
ator LaFollette when he holds the
key to the situation. We do liot
like Senator LaFollette, but he is
ranking member of that commit
tee and he Is strong enough to pun
ish h's enemies.
ONE (H"T. ONE IN
The retirement of Judge I-. T.
Harris takes a great jurist from
the bench, a man who knows law,
and administered it fairly. So
well has he filled the position that
in two election he was the choice
of both parties. For reasons of
his own he. retired, but the Ore
gon Statesman feels that there is
a loss of strength in the supreme
court. Judge Harris has the well
wishes of the state wherever he
goes and whatever he does.
Judge O. P. Coshow is a new
man, but he has a large reputation
as a lawyer and when he gets in
the harness will doubtless make a
strong and fair-minded judge. He
was a schoolmate of the president
of the Statesman Publishing com
pany, who speaks most highly of
him and predicts that he will be
a worthy successor of Judge Har
The Oregon Statesman is in
hearty accord with practically ev
erything in the president's mes
sage, but does not follow him de
manding new submarines at this
time. That national defense is
necessary will be admitted, but
the world is in such a deplorable
condition that there is no danger
of any formidable foe attacking us.
The suggestion of more aero
planes is a wholesome one, be
cause the entire defense of the
world -is coming to hinge upon
aeroplanes as its main arm.
CUTTING TO THE HONE
Wherever the county budget has
been cut there is much complaint.
We all want taxes reduced but we
want economy to be practiced 'by
the other fellow. We are willing
for the most drastic cut to be
made so long as it is made over in
Our taxes are outrageously
high and the only plan of honest
reduction is to reduce all along
the line. There will be some in
convenience to the county, of
course, but for a -good while there
has been considerable inconven
ience in the homes of the county
in paying the taxes. The best
place for tax reduction to start is
at home, in our own counties.
The adminisrtation has found a
way for Americans to sit in on the
reparations deliberations. This is
mighty good news. American sen
timent is against foreign interfer
ence, but every interest America
has demands American helpfulness
wherever it can be applied. Our
representatives may be only ob
servers but they will get the first
hand information there on the
reparations and advise. American
interests will dominate. That is
We are making expensive mis
takes every day. About once a
week we make a drastic one, yet
the man who mourns over his mis
takes never gets anywhere. A
mistake should be used as an ob
ject lesson, telling us what to
avoid in the future.
The man who does not make
mistakes is too good for this earth,
but the man who does not profit by
his mistakes is a fool.
The great trouble with handling
our products in politics is that we
are putting the government in
business. The government is just
an agency and does certain things,
and we add to its duties when we
contract operations outside its le
gitimate functions. What , we
need in America is more self-reliance,
more self-help, more deter
mination to fight it through our
selves, less government interfer
ence. That is the spirit that wins.
Governor Pierce wants a more
drastic anti-cigarette law. He is
mostly right in this. Cigarettes
never should be sold to minors,
but it would be unwise to attempt
to prohibit the sale of cigarettes
entirely at this time. What Is
wanted is to enforce the law that
we now have and not sell to min
ors. Governor Pierce; the other
night, advocated the farmers join
ing the American federation of la
bor. It is like mixing oil and wa
ter. The labor man wants just as
cheap things as he : can get, and
the-farmers' want jusi.-aa. ex pen-
Ive-'c rci 0 r'cari raised f ;
Adele Garrison's New Phase of
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
Copyright 1921. by Newspaper
Feature Service. Inc.
WHY IS SMITH SO EAGER?
The motor car of Dr. Moss did
not fulfill his prediction of mak
ing trouble, and it was but a few
minutes before we were back in
front of the inn where the wound
ed trooper lay.
But the grounds presented a far
different appearance than when
we left. A number of saddled
horses were tied to the trees in
the yard, and a trooper was pa
trolling in front of the inn, while
his comrades were gathered
around tbe tables upon which the
wounded boy had been laid.
The ssene revealed by the win
dows was so dramatic, so cinema-
like, thad almost pinched myself
to be sure that I was not dream
ing my own part in the affair. As
the physician's motor and our car
turned into the driveway the pa
trol dashed to the door, and
shouted something, evidently an
announcement of the physician's
coming, and the men around the
table came towards us.
The tall figure of the man
Smith was in the lead with a
trooper who evidently was an of
ficer of the detachment, and he
was talking earnestly to him.
Suddenly I felt that I must ftear
what he was saying, and I slipped
my motor key into my pocket,
felt of the precious little badge
Lillian had given me, and spoke
crisply to Bess Dean.
"Please let me pass you, Bess."
"Why! Are you going in there?"
she asked, but she obeyed me,
nevertheless, and walked by my
side as I went up the path. Dicky
was close behind us, and I heard
a singl? word from his lips, mut
tering in sc low a tone that I al
most missed it:
"You want to be careful of this
physician," I heard Smith mutter,
as I came past him. "lie is not a
surgeon, while the man from
Kingston is. Better wait, I
"That Proves Nothing."
"He will be dead by the time
the Kingston man gets here," the
officer returned obstinately. "And
Dr. Moss is very good, everybody
says. We'll see what he thinks.
By the way, those folks came
back. I told you they would."
There was triumph in the
young officer's voice, and I rea
lized that while he might agree
with Smith that appearances were
against us, he was not apt to
adopt the implacable prejudice
which the tall man of mystery
was palpably cherishing. I have
seen Smith's type in action many
times let a man of that sort get
an idea or a prejudice into his
mind and he is as tenacious of it
as a bulldog is of a good neck
grip. He appears to count it a
virtue never to change his mind
or to be affected by argument.
"That proves nothing," Smith
replied, and then he saw me for
the first time. Taking advantage
of his conversation with the young
officer I had moved swiftly and
noiselessly to a spot within a foot
He gave me a start as he sw
me, a very slight movement, i is
true, but unmistakably a start,
drew hU heavy eyebrows together
in a portentious frown as he fol
lowed the young officer to the
table where Dr. Moss was bending
over the trooper. The room was
suddenly and abnormally quiet.
Everything in it was under the
spell of madical authority.
Dr. Moss Decides.
The face of the physician was.
of courje, unreadable, but I gath
ered something of the exigency of
the moment from the haste with
which he bared the young troop
er's arm, bathed it with an anti
septic solution, and gave him a
hypodermic. Theie was not a
sound save tense, hurried breath
ing in the room as the physician
waited with his hand upon the
pulse of the youth, his eyes upon
the paliid fate, for the result.
"Just in time." he commented
at last, stepping back. "But he
must bxi removed to a hospital at
I think mine were the only eyes
in the room that were not watch
ing the physician's. The same
subconscious repulsion against the
man named Smith, which I had
felt froiii the moment I saw him,
now kept my eyes fixed upon his
face, And I wondered if my ima
gination were playin r.icks with
me I fancied that in his face
alone of all the room there was
not relief at the physician's an
nouncement that he had been in
time, that, instead, disappoint
ment, distinct, unmistakable.
Clashed for rn instant into his
coldly brilliant eyes.
I must hive been mistaken. I
told myself, tor the next instant
his face was all eager solicitude.
"My car is right here," he said.
"I'll take him down."
"How can you?" the young of
ficer demanded. "Yours is only
hold him with the other if neces
sary," Smith said boastfully.
"But one of you fellows could sit
on the running board and hold
him in. And 1 can get hini there
faster than anybody else.-'
"And li wouldn't need any
thing but the coroner when you
arrived."' lr. Moss said dryly. "I
will permit no such transporta
tion." (To be continued
BITS FOR BREAKFAST
The cow is queen here.
Dairying is in the period of its
solidest development in the Salem
Quality from now on going with
quantity; and a little bit ahead.
All our increase must be mark
eted away from home, in compe
tition with the product of other
sections, and we must not only
strive to please, but strive to ex
cel; and actually excel.
It is to be hoped that every
one who heard Frank " Branch
Riley last night caught the full
spirit of the greatness and glory
Cannot Exist in the Human Body
if You Will Use Trunk's
It in preposterous; In fart it is a sham
to suffer with inflammatory, muscular,
sciatic or any form of Kheumatism.
This prescription does not rum tne
stomach, it does not depress the heart.
Eat all the meat and good food you wish
while taking Trunk's Prescription. Con
tains no mercury, salicylate soda, oil win-terfrre-n
or narcotics, but positively over
comes any kind of rheumatism or sotit
on earth. What more do ou. want! There
is nothing just as good, and it is impos
Bible to get something better. The great
est uric acid solvent known and also a
superior liver medicine.
Trunk's Prescription sells for or
3 for only $5.00 at Perry's Drug Store,
115 Commercial St.. Salem. Ore.
December 13, Thursday All day ba
xanr. United Artisans. Odd Fellows hall.
December 15. Saturday Marion Coun
ty Principals' association meets at high
December 15. Saturday Marion Coun
ty school directors association. Chamber
of Commerce, morning and afternoon ses
sion. December 14, Friday Annual election
of officers for the Chamber of Commerce.
December 14, Friday 40 & 8 Cere
monial at Silverton.
December 15. Saturday Organization
of .eserve officers association, armory.
December 25, Tuesday Christmas day.
December U7, Thursday Annual elec
tion of officers Business Mens' League.
January 1, Tuesday Xew Tear day.
January 8. Tuesday Installation of of
ficera, Capitol Post No. 9, American Le
gion. January 6-13 International -week of
January 10. 11 and 12. County judeea
and cttmuiasioner of Oregon to meet 9
t January 12, Saturday Mascoriat cer
emonial at AlbanT.
February 23, Saturday Dedication ot
statu "The Circuit Rider." in atat
'- house cronnda.
January 17 24 National Thrift Week,
January 1, Tuesday Annual open
December 21. Friday Holiday vaca
tion begins in Salem schools.
January 2, Wednesday Holiday va
cation ends in Salom schools.
December 18, Tuesday Boxing at ar
mory. JVcemtier IS. Tuesday City Federation
of clubs to elect officers.
.December 1", Monday Women's club
chorus concert at First Baptist church for
benefit Old Peoples home.
January S and 9 Benefit show at
Grand theater for Albertina Kerr Ilaby
Like kites? Here's a novel
idea for a kite pen-wiper that is
as attractive as it is useful and
will make a good Christmas pres
ent. Cut three or four pieces of
chamois, about three by three and
a half inches, into the typical kite
how to Make a
cut chamois in kite
shape, as indicated in the illustra
tion. Arrange them evenly on
top of each other and midway be
tween A and M insert a brass pa
per fastener to hold the separate
pieces together. To make the
tail of the kite use either ribbon
or colored cord. One piece three
and a half inches long is looped
on at C and D and a second piece,
seven inches long, fastened on at
E. If ribbon is used stitch the
loop ends on the upper side of the
lowest layer of the kite. When
using cord allow an inch or more
extra knotting and draw the ends
through little holes made a short
distance in from C and D on the
bottom piece and tie them there.
It is best to make a knot at the
very end (F) to prevent the cord
At even intervals on the long
straight part of the tail tie into
place three new pens. This gives
the effect of a full-sized kite with
its usual irregular rag-knotted
tail and makes a very popular nov
elty- or liUlO-gift --
use cord 7 -fir? I
.Tin. ontai I fjki'M
of Oregon, and the wonderful pos
sibilities here. That alone would
make Salem a city of 100,000 peo
ple if it "caught" in a suffici
ently virulent form, and made us
all "bugs" with the abounding and
quenchless enthusiasm of Riley
The annual Slogan number of
last year spoke of the coming of
the 1100 pound cow to the Salem
district. She has come. Now for
the 1200 pound cow. She is com
ing, in the Salem district. Will it
be in time for the 1924 Slogan
number on the same subject?
The beauty of the dairying in
dustry is that it helps every other
single Industry in the land; hence
aids every single interest in the
cities and towns.
"1 believe that a future lies
ahead of this state such as we
little dreamed of a few years ago,"
says J. D. Mickle, Oregon dairy
and food commissioner. He means
through the development of the
dairying industry as our chief ag
ricultural interest; the mother of
A Wide Variety
Chokers and neck pieces, well
selected, offered at a saving d'tr
:ng our removal sale. We.t Fur
Co., 521 Court. dl3
So fill it up with good "warm-blooded"
Zerolene a "cold-test" oil that flows freely
in zero weather and watch the result
Your motor will give perfect winter service easier
starting, full power and maximum fuel mileage. And
you'll avoid the troubles that usually result from the
use of a poor
The Zerolene Correct Lubrication Chart wherever
Zerolene is sold contains our recommendation of
the proper "grade of Zerolene for. the winter lubrica
tion of your car. '
STANDARD OIL COMPANY )
THIS LETTER. WON RRSt'
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"1 Si-EAK YOUR LANGUAGE" IS A VOCARirr arv r amp
D GIRLS Xewspap, KZ ? V.rl.,U"LAR GAME
THE BOYS AND G1RL.S Xewspap
When days are too cold for out
door play, you may wih you knew
an indoor game to while away the
time. "I speak your language" is
a game that will test your wits.
To play it, one of the group
thinks of a word with two mean
ings. Without telling what it is,
he begins to describe the word,
first for one meaning, then for
the other-ad back - to the" first
'II - ;
Novelty (auntlet Chamoisettes
$1-75 to $2'48
There isn't much romance in
business now that the drummer
has stopped swinging aboard, the
la.st coach as the train -pulls out.
The man avIio knows he is just
as good as any man living never
thinks it necessary to say so.
cold-test" oil worn bearings, scored
prematurely diluted crankcase oiL
SURE PROTf.CriON AGAINST WINTER'S COLD
animals: ready to wear -
suppose he says.-VI am think
ing of a word that is a-small -section
of ground, it is: What detec
tives try to solve; it is something
that thickens; it is what gardens
are made in ; it is . found, in a
story." When some one In the
group realizes that the word de
scribed is the word "plot' he does
not tell, but crying "I speak your
language," assists the deacrlber
with hints of bis own.
H The others In the ranm they
Why allow snuffles" and taffy,
wheezy breathing to torment your
Babies when quick relief follows
the use of
Zerolene No. 1, No. II
3 and No. 5 are all II
good' aald-test'oils. I J
if you have trouble 1 1
shifting gears, use J I
Zerolene Transmia- if
V slon Lubricant "B" 1 1
1 I at low tempera-
t I tures and permits 1 1
I . ready shifting of . J I
I I gears. J J
I GAITFDS ' ,
guess do the same thing until the
last one- grasps the meaning of
the-word. Then the one who dis
covered the meaning first may be
"it" tor the next round of guess
Some good ones to describe are
pain and pane; hair and bare;
plain and plane; chest as part ' oC
the body and as a container lor,
valuable , things, such as piratft