The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 03, 1924, Page 4, Image 4

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    SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1924
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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
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Catered at the Potftofflce in Salem, Oregon, as aeeond-eass matter.
SELLING OREGON. TO OREGONIANS."
T
What could be more timely than the campaign of
the Portland Realty Board to sell Oregon to Oregon-
lansl
"Why I like to live in Oregon," is example of the
kind of discussion now taking place at the board's
weekly luncheons. A series of such addresses is a
tnaono Kv trliiik if ij npnnnooil in cell flrofffin tn it
' j ' board's own members, and through those members to
the Oregon people themselves.
. I I There could be no plan more timely. The endeavor
. i. might well be extended throughout the state. Other
; " business clubs in Portland could effectively join the
r ;; tndvement.
!. I , It is a kind of education that is sorely needed in
this state. We are familiar with what we have, and
Afj ' da hot sense our many advantages in comparison with
X Other states and other peoples. We put too low an ap-
; praisal . on , our privileges, our surroundings and our
comforts because we have never been any wnerc or nave
forgotten the discomforts and disadvantages under
which we struggled when we lived somewhere else. -'
In California, for example, every resident is a
I booster for California, and the most they have to boost
I, is sunshine.1 Every Californian gets up in the morn
j ing and. goes to bed at night with "sun-kissed" or
"sun-mad? on his lips. And with the highest respect
for that splendid state, it may be added that much of '
its "sun-kissed" is barren ' land ind bleak hills,
that an Oregonian wouldn't live on, and a lot . of the
"snn-made" stuff is growing in Oregon and branded
with a California label.
'But the plan works. -California is well sold to
v,faliforniaiTs.-;AndCalifornians'are selling it to the
rest .of the world, and selling it at an immense protit.
- f - -It's the thing? to do in Oregon. The pessimist can
. v be srrovhr things in Oregon that he never heard of, or
V he -nrouldn't be. a pessimist. Tell every Oregonian the
whole of the wonderful sto!ry of what Oregon does for
v, ni .And giveso him, and every Oregonian will be an opt i
; . mist about his state.
And when every Oregonian Incomes a believer in
Oregon, and a spokesman for Oregon, Oregon will go
Y on the map of the United States m brighter and more
. beautiful colors than ever before. The Portland Realty
Board has hit upon a worth-while plan. Don't you
think so!
r- t o
it-
or, and wno honored toe nation.
Partisanship has no place in re
counting hi9 deeds and fixing his
place in history. lie has made
his record and it belongs to his
lory7 li is our judgment that
when values are made Mr. Wilson
will live as one of our outstanding
presidents, liis individuality, his
devotion to the welfare of the
country, his integrity and his al
most ruthless determination to al
ways have his own way made him
a figure upon whicn was centered
all the venom and malice that us
ually is scattered among- many
men. He never ran, away from a
fight, never shifted responsibility,
never hesitated to step in and as
sume the leadership. He was
president in trying times in
times that required just such a
leader. He believed in himself
and never hesitated to impress
his will upon his party in the
country generally.
Mr. Wilson was recognized as a
great democrat, always; but he
j will henceforth receive recogni
tion as an administrator, as a
man of affairs, and as a states
man. He was a consummate poli
tician, but he was also always a
partisan and in every act believed
earnestly that he was doing the
best for his country. Now that
the partisan necessities have pass
ed, we can view the man as he
was, a great figure emerging out
of the school room where his
training fitted him for strenuous
leadership as the head of a nation
that was upset for years and fi
nally embroiled in war. With an
i iron hand Mr. Wilson held his
leadership until his physical pow
ers failed. Then, and only then,
did he loosen his firm grasp on
affairs. The last eighteen months
of his administration was a tra
gedy which will cot be permitted
to dim his fame. The man and
the president had done enough up
to this time to leave his fame se
cure.
Speculation is idle as to what
would have happened had the
! president's health not failed him.
No man can tell. Hut every man
knows that this intrepid fighter
would have come mighty nearly
shaping things his way.
palpably emitted for partisan
ends, there was danger that this
vital point would be obscured.
Fortunately, the house naval com
mittee, with a deep understanding
of the situation, decided to exam
ine Secretary Denby and other
naval officials and interior de
partment officials, to determine
whether the Sinclair and Poheny
leases are in the best interests of
the government.
Appearances against ex-Secretary
Fall are dark and damaging.
But that is no reason why the pub
lic should leap to the hasty con
clusion that Secretary Denby has
acted improperly. He should not
be condemned until shown to be
corrupt or incompetent.
A GOOD KKCOMMKXDATIOX
There is nothing like doing a
good job well when you under
take to recommend a man. Here
is one from the Columbus Ohio
Recorder which might be used as
a model for all recommendations
that want to raise the limit to the
sky :
"Professor George W. Tush has
developed into a basso of no mean
ability, and is a valuable acquisi
tion to St. Paul A. M. E. choir,
and the deficit ia the musical ren
dition of the choir is very pro
nounced when his excellent voice
is absent. Tush sings like he
likes to, as though he means it
and with deliberation, and utters
his words so you can understand
about what he is singing. Mr.
Tush is also an instructor or a
whole lot of ability and a number
one stationary engineer;"
FOOl JSH . UON'TFXTIOXS
Now conies Mr. Hoff, state
treasurer, wanting '., still another
site for the boys' iiidustrial school.
This horse play will soon give
rise to a suspicion that for sonic
reason none ot the men want the
site secured. It should be such
an easy matter when there are so
many sites offered, to select one
that would answer ;every purpose.
Governor Pierce has a site that
ought to meet every objection.
Sam Kozer has a sight against
which not a single valid Objection
can be made, an,d Mr. Hoff is just
throwing a monkey wrench into
the machinery. The pity of it.
Things
To 1K
The Boys and Girls Statesman
The Biggest Little Paper nl the World.
Load
of Fun
1 J
Copyright, 1023, Associated KdJtor.
PUTTING IT OVER ON THE GROUNDHOG
A PRUNE MARKET
The prune market is moving
fairly satisfactorily,' but it will not
move entirely so until we major
on markets. There is no question
about the product any more. We
can always produce 'enough. The
question is about finding a mar
ket. It is the selling end that
must cause the- concern from now
on. If we center on markets we
can find a dealer in the United
States alone lor more than double
the prunes we are now producing.
Walla Walla is very much pro
voked because the health commis
sion broadcasted unfavorable con
ditions. It was a mistake to
broadcast it. These things should
be kept at home and told at home.
COMING OF THE KINGDOM
The year-clock began to stir and
buzz with' a jangling sound. The
groundhog turned over in his bed,
muffled the alarm and yawning,
said, "That means it's February.
Time for me to get up." He rub
bed his eyes, sleepily. "Such a
nuisance, this early rising and I
got to bed so late last fall."
Th groundhog washed his face
in cold water, brushed his hair
and went out to look for his sha
dow. "It really isn't time for the sun
to come up yet," he observed. "I
may as well doze a few minutes,"
and was soon in a deep slumber.
When he awoke the sky was
gray and dark. "I don't believe
the sun's; coming out today,"
j mourned the groundhog, "and that
means I've got to stay up for the
summer. I never wanted to crawl
back in my- soft bed so badly in
my life." Just at that moment
a bat. flew along "What are you
doing, flying around in the day
time?" demanded the groundhog.
"It isn't daytime, it's evening,"
replied the bat.
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CASTLE JU'SIXESS
It is amusing in watch the at
tempt of the wets to befog the
prohibition issae in claiming that
if one paragraph in the constitu
tion is violated, the violator is
Immune in another paragraph of
the same law. If a man's castle
contains a still, mash and moon
shine is it his cstle or is it a
distillery Or if the castle con
tains illicit intoxicating liquors is
It his castle, or a store rooni for
contraband goods
The complacency of some prose
cuting officers and some peace of
ficers whose duty it is to detect
and puqish crime is very aston
ishing to the average citizen.
These same officers rear back in
their chairs and say "Bring on
tho nrinnnera I am horp hut he
ages in-many ways. $io. one has to be an optimist to believe very careful you do not in any
this.-' Jle needs to be only a realist. The truth about Oregon is way vloiate any of the inherent
guuu cuuugu. it oerjr vregun man, wuuiaii aim euuu cuuiu uc I rights of the accused.
V The above is the gospel The Statesman has been preaching
for many, many years, and with especial intensity with its
blogan campaigns for nearly five. years
1 But there is one statement in the above, from the Portland
Journal, that needs correction. It is this: "We arc familiar
yrith what we have." '
t-We are.not. in any degree of thoroughness. The States-
man'is proving this, week after week. New values and added
advantages'by comparison are showing up all the time.
Oregon is a wonder state. It stands out in natural advant-
Jed to learn the truth, and learn it thoroughly, about this land
of diversity, this country of opportunity, we would have no
pessimism
y And we would be as great boosters as the people of Cali
fornia are -,
v And we would have much more to boost
j I" It the Portland Realty Board can put over their idea," and iaw Furthermore, all should see
put it over thoroughly, Oregon will become the most prosperous that their friends and neighbors
state in the Union: with a prosperity built upon the basic indus- do the same, if a man. Dassing
tries' that "will mean Gibralter prosperity; built upon an annual along the street, sees a dog fight
flow of new' wealth every: year from her basic industries that U'e wni inform his friends and
will make her the wonder of the world.
These
words are almost verbatim the
words of the chief of ' police of
Salem, presumably after a confer
ence of the city administrators.
American citizenship is a sac
red trust, and all should obey the
WOODROW WILSOX
Wood row Wilson Is dying,
v The end of a remarkable life
comes peacefully and be' says he
f ident .faith and knows how to
is ready. . He l a man of con
met the Inevitable.
MrWilson. will stand In his
tory as one of the great presl-lenU.-,.lle
.bad . an - outstanding
personality. He had courage to a
marked degree and he believed in
1 himself as few men are able to
do. i He was a great phrasemaker
sad could say In terse language
what the people wanted to hear.
This came because be was per
haps the mpst scholarly man who
eves -'ecett pled the white house.
He -was always a student with a
faculty ' of, 1 making t values in the
abstract but was not always happy
in his Judgment of men. He had
will power that has seldom been
equalled and never surpassed. He
i'ji "(One man president. He had
advisers,, of course, 'all presidents
must have. -but he differed with
everyone,- His cabinet functioned
as ;bls personal secretaries. 1 He
whs- the bead of every portfolio
andl to him was reported every
thing' that was done, lie had a
. character so strong that he' held
. men by his will and his cabinet
held together better than the
average;f-4 ' ' 1
wr. wuson, . oi course, -was
charged with many -thlngsr-and
of one he was always. 'guilty. He
was a . partisan president. 5, He
tried to.be non-partisan Vhen the
war came on ut, made, asorry
figure in such, a rolec-Tbe "jnajt's
r !al was essentially partisan; he
Just naturally saw only one side
and that was his1 side. This did
not interfere with bis administra
tion except when the war came
on. Up to that time his partisan
ship was accepted as usual but
accepted just the same. Being a
war president, fate put him in a
peculiar niche; but it also immor
talized him. IU the conduct of
the war there was. the usual per
sonal scandal, but none of it ever
reached the president. He could
never be charged with dishonesty
or with a lack of patriotic inten
tion. He believed with: all his
heart that everything he did was
best for the country. And Mr,
possibly his family. Also, if he
sees a man stealing chickens from
his neighbor he is horrified, and
immediately reports the act, but
if he sees a boot-legger selling
booze he shuts up like a clam, de
claring it is none of his business
Our citizenship will uphold and
protect our private rights and
should be held sacred. It should
be the duty of any citizen to re
port a violation of any part of the
constitution, as we would a dog
fight or a theft of a chicken.
OIL
The oil scandal has reached its
slimy hands out and made a first
Wilson did think a lot of things class job of besmirching McAdoo.
Jt is considered such a good job
that McAdoo will not be consid
ered much of a presidential can
didate. However, now- that we
are in this terrible mess we must
go to the bottom of it. We must
go to the fundamentals. Were
the leases in the public interest?
through more than any other
president. ,
(Mr. Wilson made one colossal
mistake which has been recog
nized alike by friend and foe. He
went to Paris. From that time
he worked at a disadvantage.
People paid he was ambitious and
that rarely fails to prove fatai to Secretary Denby affirms that he
public men.' ' ' became convinced that "the oil
Ir; Wilson did not dominate was being lost to the govern-
the peace table and when he came ment"; that it was being drained
home he was unable to secure a I away or was in danger of being
ratification of his treaty. No drained, from the sinking of wells
good, can come from recounting on lands adjacent to the govern-
tho reasons here, but under simi- ment reserves
lar circumstances Harding ap- Secretary Denby offers the fur
pointed both democrats and re- ther defense that "it would have
publicans, and got away with it. taken at least six months to de
Wilson appointed his personal liver fuel oil to the navy from the
friends 'and Quarreled with them I ground to the coast, and the pur-
wheri the spot lixht centered onpose, of providing for oil storage
them. i He even quarreled with I at, t seaport contemplated, in the
Colonel 'House, his ? Interpretative I leases was that there, might be an
shadow But that-Is. Wstory now.jinBtan
mart the nation deligbfed to bon-l Amid all tbei sound '-and fury,
(Copyright 1024, San Jose Mercury, San Jose, Calif.)
Our lives are what we make them, and the kingdom of heaven,
when we reach it, will be of our own building. For according
to the Master the kingdom is not akin to the kingdoms of this
world that come with outward show of worldly pomp and power,
but is an inward state or c ondition of our souls This kingdom
will be established for us when ou r hearts have been purified
so that our souls are in harmony with the soul of God, so that
we shall always know what His will for us is and have the
ability and power to do it.
If then, we are to believe the words of Jesus instead of the
dogmas of the theologians, we shall reach heaven not by a
miraculous transportation to a locality, but by an inward trans
formation of our own beings. Whether this transformation come
to us instantly, miraculously, or by the orderly and gradual
processes of spiritual growth and development does not so much
matter. The all-important tilings are the order of its coming
and the certainty of our ability to reach it.
The Master does not limit tho coming of this kingdom to
some future state of existence. Although He does not specific
ally state that it may be of this life as well as some other, the
plain inference is that it may be,; that it will have come for us
when God rules our inward lives as He now rules the outward
universe. -
And is this kingdom simply a gift from the Father, or have
we some duty, must we put forth some effort, in order to attain
it? The plain teaching Jesus, as revealed in the Gospels, is
that if the task of bringing this heavenly transformation in us
is not very largely ours, it certainly can not come to us without
our effort; that we can not even make progress toward it! with
out such effort. Moreover, experience and observation should
teach us independently of the Scriptures, that nothing that is
really worth while can be acquired without erfort. tThe things
mat do come to us'witnout mis eriort do not bring to us me
ullness of blessing that these things do for which we have
striven, which we have earned or acquired for ourselves, which
we have merited. Indeed, the principal value of success in our
business is not the wealth it brings, but the development we
get in our efforts to reach it. Education is much more valuable
for tlie mental growth and strength which come as an incident
a.. ii i.i i . i ' - ml.. lit.
to one who laoors, as laoor ne must, ui acquire n. i ue weauu them go on the same as ever and
that may come to us as a gift or an inheritance from another, j we Wjn caVe the movies on the
lacking the development which its acquirement brings, is not front pages of our best papers and
always an unmixed blessing. . everybody can see them free of
charge, and the movie houses will
go broke and our Poor Rich Old
Silly Foolis will all die of broken
"Well, I'll declare! I must havt
slept all day! What sort of wea
ther was it, sunny or gray?"
"Don't ask me," replied the bat.
"You know how blind I am."
"Ha, ha!" laughed a rabbit in
passing. "You slept so soundly
there in the sun, you don't know
what sort of a day it was, do
you?"
"Thank you, brother." smiled
the groundhog, "for telling me the
sun shone. That's what I was try
ing to find out," and he started for
his hole.
"Hold on there," cried the rab
bit. "You didn't see your shadow,
did you?"
"Why, no, not exactly," the
groundhog apologized, "but I
would have if I hadn't gone to
sleep. I can always see my sha
dow when the sun shines."
"You really ought to take a few
lessons in being logical," scolded
the rabbit, "because the point
isn't whether the sun shone or not,
but whether you saw your shadow
or not. I admit if the sun hadn't
shone you couldn't have seen your
shadow, but the ridiculous part it,
the sun did shine and still you
didn't see it."
"He's" right," agreed a raccoon
and a fox, who had just joined
the party. "You can't pull any
tricks on us to bring six weeks
more of bad weather." And they
guarded the groundhog's hole to
keep him from crawling back in.
"It does seem to me you're put
ting it over on me, but I'm too
sleepy to start a quarrel," grum
bled the poor old groundhog. "But
if you'll just go away and let me
have my rest, I'll promise six
weeks of good weather," and he
went to sleep again.
Edited by John M. sillier.
THE FUN BOX
Definition
Boy with belt Optimist. ;
Boy with one suspender
Slouch. '
Boy with pair of suspenders
Conservative. f
Boy with belt and suspenders t
Pessimist. -
His View of It
Chinaman: "Tell me where
railroad depot?"
Citizen: "What's the matter,
Kan Lee? Last?"
Chinaman: "So. Me here,
depot lost."
Answer to today's picture puz
zle: Since the strong man is lift
ing 500 pounds, it would take four
strong men to lift! two thousand
pounds or a ton.
f
5!f
An Arithmetic Puzzlo
1 CU J
-m i i
IF THE
WEIGHT OF
THE OBJECTS!
IN THE STRONG
MANS HFT HANO
TIMES THE WfJCKT
RIGHT. HOW
STIJOrjr, MFN
VUDULD 8 NEEDED TO UPf A
TON?
15 499
OF THAT
MANY.
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EDITORIALS,
OF THE
PEOPLE
Albany. Or., Feb. 2, 1924.
Editor Statesman:
Dear Sir: After reading an ar
ticle in your valuable paper under
date February 1, 1 924, and title
'Should be Barred.' I can't keep
myself from adding a few lines.
Your article is very true, sorry to
say, and funny is putting it mild,
but I say let's not bar these silly
love letters written by our rich
old men. Maybe they will read
them again in the papers and get
hep to theirselves, at least we
would think so and you know peo
ple are always wanting something
for nothing, and the Rich Old man
is the most popular now to the
young lady who wishes to get
married and go on living just the
same and rich old hubby will soon
die and leave much money and
"Oh, Bob, what a nice time we will
have you won't even have to
work and we can go to Honolulu
on our honeymoon." Yes, let
Not only is it true that wc shall never come to the kingdom
of heaven by supinely and .lazily waiting for someone, even
Christ or God, to take us to it, but it is also true that it will
never come to us until wc have made the necessary effort to
bring it. We can not even make progress toward it or toward
any degree of spiritual strength without this effort. To believe
otherwise is to shut one s eyes to the plain, unjform, positive
teachings of Jesus. Not all people not even all Christians,
appreciate the supreme importance of attaining this inward
kingdom of heaven. Few have come to know that when we are
only constantly seeking it with singleness Of heart: and earnest
and determined purpose, all other things that are worth while
are added unto us." But nearly all yield unconscious admira
tion to Christian character and would be glad if they had
attained such'development that they could themselves manifest
some of the spiritual, the heavenly graces.
All should, therefore, be interested in the processes of the
coming of this kingdom in us and our part in bringing it. The
first indispensable requisite to its coming is our own attitude
toward it. We must want it. Something more is required, how
ever, than a weak, spasmodic and unfruitful desire for the
things of the spirit since without them we can not escape the
inharmonies, imperfections, .sins and resulting suffering and
unhappiness of the carnal life. Weak desires prompt us to no
effort. The young man would not even start upon the struggle
to attain success in business, to say nothing of making any
progress toward it, .unless his life was filled with the desire and
determination to reach it. The student would never get far in
the acquirmcnt of an education unless his thoughts and ambi
tions" were constantly dominated by his longing for knowledge.
The same is true of the man who would be a Christian, who
would reach this heavenly condition, who would acquire any
degree of spiritual life or strength. He must be ready glad to
make the necessary sacrifices and to put forth tlie labor without
which any degree of attainment is impossible, in his quest
for the things of the spirit he must have something of the
fervor of the Psalmist, "My stful longcth, yea, even fainteth for
the courts of the Lord! my heart and my flesh crieth out for
the living God." 1
e :.
This is, of course, not at all in harmony with the ideas of
our fathers, who believed that we had nothing to do hut to cast
all our burdens, sorrows and sins upon Jesus, who would not
only bear them for us during our sojourn here, but when this
life ended and the general resurrection came would immediately
transform us into angels and bear us away to the pictured local
heaven where we would foreverVnjoy, uot what we had striven
to make ourselves worthy to enjoy, not what we Iiad merited,
but what He had merited. Such, a belief is utterly destructive of
all spiritual ambition and can produce nothing but religious and
spiritual stagnation.. y Fortunately Jesus taught ho- such thing.
His words as they come to. us in the Gospels are one great clarion
I call to us to watch: Dravandlabbr rwfth6ut eeasiner in the effort
Wkb bring arhTes into hattftOJik with Him sq that we may become li,
hearts unless they get wise.
A READER.
Highland, Feb. 1, 1924.
Editor of Statesman: A few
days ago an article appeared in
your daily paper in relation to the
"first dwelling house built in Sa
lem" and you sent out a "call" for
a person or persons who would
be willing to take the first step
toward turning this historical
building into some permanent po
sition to be kept as a memorial for
the years to come.
I have been thinking since read
ing that article I would glaTy be
the one to make a start and the
more I consider the question the
more I am inclined to offer myself
and undertake the task which pre
sents itself. I have not wealth to
offer but with interest. love
and effort am very sure I could
accomplish just a little as it takes
years to put all things in suitable
shape and as you have given out
this timely call I take this method
of answering through your worthy
paper, hoping this will meet the
approval of every missionary in
Salem and all who wish for the
best interests of our fair city.
A missionary's daughter in gool
faith,
MARY L. WALLER.
I FUTURE DATES T
February 8 to 14 National Doy Scoot
week.
IVIirHary 12. Tuesday Lincoln Day
dinner. Salon Kiwanis club, CrDO o'clock
Hotel Marion.
February 12, Tuesday Annnal Ladief
nijht, iKwania club.
February 16, Saturday Hotel men of
Oreon to meet in Salem.
Feb-.irv ! -7Tn,,1r w AntfU.
day Lions Club Minstrel nbow. Grand
'-krater.
March 13; 14 and 13 Stat Intr
Kholarttie baiketbaU tournament, WU
Umtt fymnaaiwnt
March 14 and IS, Friday and Eatoa
day Marion county Sunday acbool branch
of relirioua education meet at Stayton.
April: 19, Saturdar Dedication of
atatue "Tho. Circuit Eider," ia iUte
house (rounds.
May : 16, Friday Primary alaetiOB U
Gren.
Jan in, Tneaday Republican nation-
nenti owwu ia C1t1b4. .
24, Tuesday Democratic aatkta
i McMAHAN MAY RUN 1
The Oregon Voter contains this
notice of political action that may
be still more interesting reading
later on:
"State Representative L. H.
McMahaJi, of Marion county, is so
positive and emphatic in his dis
gust at Mayor - Potentate - Candi
date Maker's candidacy for Re
publican nomination for senator,
arid his contempt of Speaker
4(ubli is so deep-rooted, that no
one need be surprised if he turns
up at the last minute as an inde
pendent Republican candidate for
United States senator against the
winner of the regular nomination.
McMahan ha3 a vitriolic tongue.
He can lash a man or measure
with a vengeance born of a con
viction that only a social revolu
tion can secure to the common
people" their rights before the
law and society.
"A correspondent describes him
as 'Salem's most picturesque char
acter.' We are not sure about the
use of the superlative degree. But
he is a sinewy reminder of fron
tier days, quick on the trigger in
repartee, a right dangerous ad
versary in debate. He is a former
newspaper man, now a lawyer by
trade. McMahan- does not seek
publicity, but once he gets started
publicity seeks him. He has
fought many public improvements
in Oregon with his nimble pen,
and braved courageously the ig
nominy ot seeing public opinion-
sweep past him. If he runs for
the senate McMahan will get a
lot of votes. He could torpedo
ueorge below .the mayor's bul
warked water-line before Hizzon
er could shirt his course.' Kap
Kubli's K K K platform would be
dipped in corroding acid by Mc
Mahan ere the campaign was un
uer way. And who among the
T . . ...
democratic candiuates, with the
possible exception of Strayer,
could Ions escape unscathed from
the rippinz attack that he could
mane upon their platform as it
bears upon McMahan's conception
of what constitutes social justice
for the farmer, the laborer, and
the alleged victims ot the so-call
ed capitalistic class?"
SALEM WAS PIOUS
The Oregon City Enterprise has
been looking over its files and
finds this published in 1868:
Salem Is Pious Place The
town of Salem is essentially
pious place and the inhabitants
thereof are, generally speaking, a
l.od fearing and law-abiding peo
ple, there are teven -or eight
churches, besides the Methodist
church south, which is out of re
pair and not running any more.
There are few whiskey shops, the
neaner soit being frequented only
by constitutional democrats. To
iMI appearances Salem is a
fctraight-laced, pacitic, orderly,
church-going town, with very lit
tle of ;he humorous in her coin
position. But, when fun has
worked to the surface, it becomes
contagious and iiresistable, Ttnd
lolks laugh with a recklessness
and continuity perfectly dismay
ing to the unhappy victims, says
the Unionist."
Cap'n Zyb
MR. GROUNDHOG SAYS
Somewhere else In this paper
today you will probably see few
remarks about the groundhog--
the old codger who comes out to
see his shadow. If he sees it, the
weather is supposed to be bad for
the next six weeks. Here is the
:
.
absolutely truthless story of how",
this tradition came about.
One. February "Second the
ground-hog came .out from? his
burrow and the sun was shining
brightly (it was midnight.) In
fact, ,the sun shone so brightly
that it Was comparable to moon
shine. This went to the ground
hog's head, giving him a sunstroke.-
He immediately became
dizzy and started spinning on his
tail, as shown above.
I happened to be walking along
near his home about that time,
saw this awful sight of a crazed
groundhog spinniug ori his tail and
administered first aid. The ground
hog was grateful and crawled back
into his hole. . , J
A newspaper reporter also saw
this strange eight, and he is the
person responsible for printing the
story that because the groundhog;
saw its shadow there would be six
weeks of bad weather. As a mat
ter of fact, the groundhog was too
dizzy from spinning on his tall to
see anything.
CAP'N ZYB.
Past Exalted Rulers
WilLReceive Honors
Honor will be paid to the past
exalted rulers of the Salem Elks
meeting. Although the lodged was
organized in 1896 and has 27 past '
rulers, 26 of these are living,1 and 1
a majority are expected to be pres-
ent Thursday night. The late
George Rose, who served as ruler
in 1904-05, passed away last fall.
Names of the past rulers and
their terms of office are as fol
lows: John Knight, 1896-97; W. ,
J. D'Arcy, 1897-98; P. T. Wright
man, 1898-99; P. H. D'Arcy, 1899
1900; W. D. McNary, 1900-01;' F.
W. Durbin, 1901-02; W. H. Byrd,
1902-03; H. H. Olinger. 1903-04; .
George L. Rose, 1904-05; A. II.
Steiner. 1905-06; Charles L. Mc- '
Nary, 1906-07; W. Carlton Smith, '
1908-08; H. E. Albert, 1908-68;
B. O. Schucking, 1909-10; Aj S.
Benson, 1910-11; Charles V. Gal
loway, 1911-12; Roy Buckingham;
1912-13,' Aug. Huckestein, 1913
14; M. L. Meyers, tl 9 14-1 5; A. J.
Anderson, 1915-16; Louis Lach
mund, 1916-17; Walter E. Keyes,
1917-18; H. J. Wenderoth, 1918-
19; Charles R. Archerd, 1919-20;
E. A. Kurtr, 1920-21; Roy D.
Byrd. 1921-22, and D. O. Drager. '
1922-23. . I . .1 ., . - !
It may cost more to drink-your-
iq aeatn now, but it doesn't
nnuoa bmm la Jiw Tore.