The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, August 01, 1924, Page 4, Image 4

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Prepared by Radio BIBLE SERVICE Bureau. Cincinnati, Ohio.
If par-eat will have their children memorize the daily Bible selections.
It will prove a priceless heritage to them in after years.
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SALVATION: If. thou shalt! confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9.
t "Salyation! Oh, the joyful sound,
i.lJ f I Tis music to thine ears, ! I ;
; A sovereign balm to every wound,
A cordial for our dears." j
"Salem wants to be the center of the state ejrpr
laying contest proposed! by the agricultural col-
lege, talent is egjr-centrie in this matter." ;
TheJ above is an editorial paragraph in the Oregonian of
yesterday. !!:.' . I ?
; The ejrg laying contest is not proposed by the agricultural
collepre. And it is not to be a state egpr laying contest.
" ; Otherwise the I Oregonian writer is correct ; Salem is egg-
centriet in, this matter. ! j
Salem wants the contest, or rather the contests, for they
will be continuous. Each one Swill be for a year, and as soon
. iL. . ... LnnltiM luuiiact Ti-ill liaryin i Ami Vlil'il will
as -llic year uj ojvim-t v, i . j ....... ...
come not from Oregon alone, but from any state in the Union,
and any country in the world. There will be pens of hens from
Australia ; England ; France ; Canada ; South Af riea f rom j any
country having breeders wanting to enter their birds.
The owner of each pen will pay a fee. The Oregon Agri
cultural college will furnish an expert to see jthat the birds are
rell eare1 for. ml to see that the eountinsriis nrooerlv done;
the records accurately kept. The Oregon Agricultural college
will pay for the feeding and keeping of the birds, and the
college will get the eggs; or the money from! the sales of the
eggs. The contest will always thus be sell! supporting, or
nearly so. j. ; ; a I ,1 .; ; ,
If Salem shall be successful in getting these contests, the
ryes of all poultrydom the world over will bedirected to Salem.
Reports will be made every month, and sent to all the leading
poultry journals the world over, and many; of these journals
will publish the totals ; : the ! news and particulars in some
cases. .'': r j i :
Why should Salem! not be egg-centric in this particular?
Salem is the center of a district (the egg-centric center) that
has been enjoying an increasingly intense poultry boom, and
this boom is capable of great expansion, for the very good
reason that we have the best poultry district in the world ; the
district that is capable of developing the highest production
layers, and doing it at a comparatively low cost. More than
this. Our district is capable of developing the longest distance
layers; hens that will keep up high production for the longest
time; hens that will live and lay longest. ;
We produced the first 300 egg hen in the world; the first
pen of thirteen 300 egg hens and over in the world; the first
335 egg hen in the world; and have taken a number of world
record prizes in laying contests, held in this and other coun
tries.' a i I -i!: ;;. : Ivr . .J-.I-
There can , be built up in. the Salem district a poultry in
dustry that will rival the Petaluma district in California, which
turns out $18,000,000 and more annually in poultry products.
We can do this, because we have better; poultry conditions
here than are found there; a better mingling of sunshine and
showers and soil advantages for the development of high pro
duction fowls, and with a minimum of cost and a persistence
not attainable elsewhere. ; j i j
i The development of such! an industry here would make a
ready cash market for numerous farm products; would stimu
late activities of many kinds on the land; would assist Salem
materially in her; growth and prosperity ; would give Salem
world" wide ; advertising; would attract a constant stream of
people here. They would come to see and investigate. Many
would remain to praise and stay. j
This egg laying contest enterprise seems to be fairly within
the grasp of Salem, arid there must be no false motions of any
kind. We should get it if we can. '
Salem is a favored location in the minds of many. Our
state institutions are here. This is a central point. People like
to come to Salemi. They will like to come still more, when we
prepare better for them, as we are going to do, in many ways
including- the construction .of an auditorium and convention
hall that will be big enough to accommodate .an immense
crowd, or that may be used for gatherings jof small size. .
Salem is egg-centric. , Eggs-actly. And our people must
concentrate on this egg-centricity.
The irrigation of some of
many ways, nor. the least being the fact that it prolongs the
harvesting season, enahlinsr a flax rmllinir machine to cover a
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larger acreage, with irrigation, iewer maenmes will be neeclert
in taking care of the future orops. This will make for a smaller
cost of nroduction and have a tendency to tive larcrer scoDe
m w, c r-f a
in making profits to the manufacturers, from the retting and
scutching of the flax to the weaving of the fine linens. Every
thing is working together for a great development in this most
promising manufacturing development in the whole state.
The big thing in the prune industry is to niake the growing
of prunes remunerative to the growers,! and to stabilize this
condition. Without this, thre would hot be long any great
tonnage of prunes for any one to worry or quarrel over. The
farmer can do a good many! things besides raise prnqes, if he
finds that there is no hope of making that industry a stable
one. 'j 1 ; - 'J I. ;! :;';!.. in ,
Just now the automobile Indus
try is being shaken to Its founda
tion because of its rapid growth.
In 1923 there were manufactured
4,068,977 automobiles, which rep
resented an Increase of 53 per
cent over the year 1922, and yet
1922 was a 60 per cent increase
over 1921. :.;y fj ;i H;
Of course this growth can not
be kept up. There must be some
eort of a readjustment because the
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Manager Job lept.
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Oregon, aa tecond-elaae matter.
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the flax fields is a good thing in
amazing growth will break down
a good many of the firms, but
there will be a readjustment be
cause the automobile supplies a
real need, and we cannot do busi
ness any more without it. The
present program is doubtless self
doomed because it is growing so
fast that It must fall of Its. own
weight., Of course, automobile
prices may! be cut, but that will
not solve the problem. There must
be a limit to the growth of the
firms-. " ' f- . V
According to figures Henry Ford
is selling his automobiles practi
cally at cost. This is evidenced
by the latest Ford financial state
ment which . indicates whereas In
the year ending February, 1923.
the profits from the sale of new
cars was $5ti,006.000 out of the
total profits of, $ 119,000,000, and
the year ending ; February, 192 4,
the profits on new cars were only
$3,930,000 out of the total profits
of $82,263,000. The ratio of prof
its from new oars dropped from
47 per cent down to less than 5
per cent. (The other large profits
come from the sale of parts, in
terest on securities, bank balances,
freight charges, etc. As Ford
manufactured 1,914,000 cars In
1923 this apparently meant that
his profit per car in 1923 was only
a little over $2. Ford's five-days
a week plan is reducing his labor
cost per. car from $75 to $C3. a
saving of $2. Ills other savings
have made the economies total $S
per car, and thus on a production
of two million cars he is adding
$30,000,000 to his profits and is
stopping the sale of cars at virtu
ally manufacturers' cost.
The automobile business is
highly concentrated right now. In
1923 ten companies manufactured
90 per cent of the automobiles
made. In fact six of them pro
duced 85 per cent, leaving 15 per
cent to be divided between 9 4 or
more manufacturers. To go even
further, Ford and General" Motors
between them last year made
67.5 per cent of all the cars man
ufactured. This means closer com
petition and consolidation. On the
same ratio in 1924 in the produc
tion of 3,500,000 cars 15 per cent
will be 525,000 cars which, ap
portioned among 94 manufactur
ers, will be 585 cars apiece. f j
1 We are motorizing the world.
Cars are no longer a luxury: but
a necessity, and business has been
speeded up to such an extent that
we can not get along without
them. : : . : : -j. j't.
There are j two factors in; the
automobile business which : cause
grave concern. The first Js the
used car situation, and the sepond
is the purchasing power of the
population. The first is more seri
ous than ever. The average life
of an automobile is about six
years That would call fori-one
million cars to be scrapped in
1923. The number of cars car
ried over to 1924 was probably
13,500,000, representing the num
ber built since 1918. This brings
up the old discussion of what hap
pened to all the pins made and
lost. What happened to all the
automobiles? Since 1913 we have
junked -about four million cars.
Some . of them, of course, have
pone to Mexico and South America.
More than 20,000,000 cars have
gone Into use In the same period.
Thus we see five put into use for
every one that Is scrapped, j
Nearly all the buyers today, or
at least a great majority of them.
are men who have sold their old
cars or men who have scrapped
them. Most of them, however, are
sold to dealers for some price, 'r
Good roadU are adding to the
desirability of automobiles, and as
we get good roads we will use
more cars. In the last few years
long distance motoring has in
creased amazingly, and motor
camping is the diversion of the
day. It was. once .only the well-to-do
that could travel. ..' t Today
the wealthy are doing much less,
but the average people with low
priced cars are doing a great deal
of it. Automobiles have enabled
families of ordinary means to
move to Florida or California in
the winter and come to Oregon
or the north in the summer. We
are fast getting to be a gypsy
nation. We are restless. We love
the outdoors, and sight-seeing la
an inborn American characteristic.
The covered wagon of yesterday
is the well strapped and appointed
automobile of today. M l if
Arthur E. Nelson was elected
mayor of St. Paul on a progressive
ticket. From the moment he was
inducted into office he became an
active force in governmental af
fairs. He was smart enough not
to rush ahead and break his neck.
He called in a number of business
men in groups and consulted them
as to the best way to govern the
city. Then he started out on : a
tour to find out how other cities
were doing It. He was in Portland
yesterday where he investigated
the government of that city. What
Mr. Nelson ) is trying to do is to
get the people to cooperate in gpv
ernment. It is working well, f j
The basis for a cooperation such
as that enjoyed at St. Paul under
the Nelson administration can not
be found in fault-finding and sus
picion. The mayor declared that
a standing invitation had been
posted to the effect that any resi
dent who does not believe St. Paul
the finest ' and most progressive
city In the country was urged to
leave. Thus the city, he believes,
makes plain the Intention of Its
citizens to conduct their mutual
interests to the best advantage of
all concerned without respect to
the hamstringing tactics of discon
tented minorities. .
"The protests and walls of those
who are qualified to vote and do
not do so should be entirely dis
regarded," the mayor advised hfa
Spokane audience, -"The person
who does not vote thereby forfeits
all right to criticize." Here is a
gauge of the individual's interest
in his community which no city
cai afford to overlook. When
business people participate in gov
ernment to the extent of full rep
resentation at the polls the hour of
tiiumph for business in govern
ment will be at hand. .
According to the bes informa
tion obtainable the radio craze, as
such it is called, is not abating.
In. fact it is getting more pro
nounced all the time. According
to the best reports obtainable 95
per cent of the sets in use are used
almost daily. A year ago only 45
per cent were used; also bear in
mfnd that several times as many
sets are in use now. than a year
ago. Not only have we learned
to use the sets more intelligently
but it is beginning to affect our
national life. We are taking a
larger view, a more cosmopolitan
view, and the result will be en
larged citizenship.
There is nothing worse for a
community than tp settle down to
complacent isolation. We need to
brush up against, each other. A
hermit neighborhood is mighty lit
tle better than an individual her
mit. !.:-
If there is anything the Ameri
can people do not like, it is to
have the election thrown into the
house. American people want to
choose their own president.' They
have mighty little confidence in
congress in the first place, and
none at all when;! it comes to se
lecting a president.
La Follette is running for pres
ident, and the only hope held out
by any of his campaigners or
friends is that he may throw the
election in the house. This does
not 'mean his election in any event.
It means the election of president
will be taken froifi thepeople and
handed over to the politicians to
dicker and maneuver as it suits
their purposes. kA vote for Xa
Follette Is a vote against the pop
ular election of a president and
for the election by congress.
The country is so infested with'
press agents that we do not won
der that they are trying to change
their names. They now call them
selves publicity engineers. There
are a lot of things they are advo
cating that are valuable and im
portant. The tons of mail that
come to an editor's desk in a year
contain more than a moiety of
good stuff. If we did not have
these publicity agents there are a
lot of things the editor would hot
know. So instead of condemning
them we are rather glad they are
elevating the profession by calling
themselves publicity engineers.
The Oregon Statesman Is not
blood-thirsty but it does believe
in the law. It believes a moral
pervert is worse than a mad dog.
You can shun a' md dog. as it
never looks to the- right or left.
and you have to get squarely in
its path to be bitten. A pervert
creeps up behind and grabs his
victim. It ought to be a capital
offence; certainly it should at
least be sterilization. i
We must devote more attention
to perverts than we have been do
ing. They are becoming bolder
and they must be properly pun
It has been discovered that Ore
gon is the only state requiring
automobile lights to be dimmed.
According to the arguments of the
anti-income men, this law should
be repealed. It Is unfair to our
own people to have any law that
the other states haven't got ahead
of us. According to these men
Oregon must not lead in anything.
It must follow, and follow a long
ways off. Oregon should follow
even to being behind any other
state in progress. '
A Norwegian ' now traveling in
this country claims to have evi
dence that Oregon was entered by
his countrymen in the year 1010.
It is a great pity that they didn't
stay.' because "Norwegians every
where are progressive, and had
they remained here the Garden of
Eden would have had nothing on
us today. i -
Angnat 1 to 10. atatevide American
legion drive for new- membera.
Angoart 1 o 18. . Boy Scout ommel
en!. CNaeadin. , . -.
September 3. Wtdted ay, Labor Da v.
September 15, Monday, Willamette
nn'reraity opena.
September 22-27, Oregon State fair.
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You mean thing.
You're a "fibber.
Go to thunder. !
Pay up. ; ,
Your cooking's awful.
Don't be a clam.
Stop talking.
Get out of the room.
, You're never right.
The puzzle is to find out by
whom the cross words have been
uttered. ; John Philip Sousa.
'H' i Hare - .
Magazine Editor: "There's no
sex appeal in this story."
Author: "Put you told me you
wanted something new, original.
different." Robert Hage.
1 i ; Hide and Sneak
Outside the boys are gathered
Excitement's high, you bet, '
Wlille Johnny hides from Mother,
' And smokes his cigarette.
Inside the women gather ; j'
Excitement's higher yet, j
While Mother hides from Johnny
And smokes her cigarette, j
i - Peter Pung.
Mary Had a Litthi
Mary's mother came suddenly
into the room and found her lit
tle four-year old daughter, vigor
ously slapping her mouth.
"Why Mary what's the matter!"
asked her mother. "Why are you
slapphig your mouth so?"
'Darn thing won't whistle!" an
swered Mary. Ruth) Pinkham.
"Brother Washington Lincoln
Johnson," said' Parson! Williams,
"kain't ye' all donate some small
contribution f- de fund fo' fencin'
in our cemetery?" '
"I dunno as I kain, Pahson I
don' see no use in a fence arqun
no ceinetary. Them what's in
cahn't git out, an' them what's out
doan want to git in." 1
George F. Paul
Personal Traits Explained
A telling personality the vil
lage gossip. r V
A personality that counts ;the
bank teller.
Engaging manners the kind
that lead to engagements.
Earmarks of a lady her dia
mond earrings. .
IJ1 at ease comfortably sick
and reclining in, bed. , . .. ,."w
A disagreeable personality One
who happens to differ with you.
The stamp of a gentleman
when he puts his foot 'down.
A maid of winsome ways the
ways to win some man.
George W. Lyon.
Cafeteria Style
"Bredderh and.sistern." said the
pastor sadly, .surveying his dark
flock with a face full of woe,
"when I done took this congrega
tion, I was promised a salary. This
salary was to be paid In chickens.
Now I has been expoundin'" de
scriptures for two months, and
now I wishes to ax-WHAR is dem
There was a long silence.
Then a gaunt deacon arose, and
said;, "Rev'rend Jones, we is mos'
heartily sorry dat yp' has been de
victim of a mistakenship, but yo
has misunderstood de method ob
which our pastors is paid. We
provide. you w-id de lantern and
Says Former, Sickly House-
. wife Praising Korex.
. "The roses are back in my
cheeks for the first time in four
years," says Mrs. Bertha Kahn of
Gadsden, Alabama. ''When I com
menced taking korex a week ago
Ii couldn't sweep a floor. Last
Monday I helped with my moving.
handling things like a man. When
Ii see women with that worn-out
look,' I want to say, 'Take korex
and get full of pep. Korex makes
the world look " brighter." : .
i Thousands are now using korex
compound the world over for
weakness alter tne nu, lessenea
vigor, rapid decline, premature old
age, aching muscles, ) stiff joints
and; poor circulation,' and many
are the reports made of speedy
satisfaction even in cases where
Other treatments had failed.'
j - Those seeking similar relief will
be interested in learning that the
American distributors of korex
compound, tba Melton Laborator
ies, at 546 Melton building. Kan
sas City, Mo., have arranged for
korex to be sold in Capital Prug
Store at 4 OS State street, Salem,
Or. Just ask! the clerk for korex
compound. J- f
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nMaWW, . 71
in Arwiifflmi! mi!
two gunny sacks, and den yo cel
ecks dat salary yo'self." -' . ',
Paul Simpson.
Circulating Library 1
Kriss (being shown through the
house): "What's happened to
your library?"
' Kross: "It's circulating among
my friends." ,
i K. A. Bisbee
The Seven Age of Names
Ah Applied to Man:
At 5 years Johnnie.
At 15 years Jack Brown.
At 20 years- J. Dillingham
At 30 years John Dillingham
. At 4 0 years John D. Brown.
At 60 years J. D. Brown.
At 75 years Old Man Brown.
. Lewis H. Kilpatrick.
, One of the inmates of a Louis
iana asylum planned a long time
to escape. He finally got a chance
to scale the walls when a painter
left a ladder resting against the
locked gate. . "
He leaped, landed on his feet,
and then went to the front door
and rang the bell. ; When the su
perintendent opened, the door the
patienc said, smiling;: "Doggone it.
I forgot my hat!" .
Calvert G. Smith.
The man who slips on a banana
peel is like the man who buys
wildcat stock the drop is unex
; The Carrot-Topped Girl
I got: red hair, I hate the stuff!
My sister's is a yellow fluff.
Ugh what luck! I've freckles,, too
Do I Ipve pink? I guess I do!
And always have to just wear blue
Or lavender or sickly green.
I want a cape of scarlet,, too,
Just like belongs to sister Prue,
It would look rare with flame-red
hair. ' U
I got red hair and I'm a girl,
It's stringy straight, it just won't
Now is that fair when I'm a girl?
And "Carrot-Top!" My Cousin Jim
Says that old name's as bad for
He can't know how It hurts a girl.
Sometimes folks say they love red
It's wonderful and they'd not care
If it was theirs. What a' whopper!
Those folks I hope don't mean a
- .lie, :
But you can guess with just one
' try ' ; '
From what' they've said, their
hair's not red! :
Anne Zuker.
Too Proper
Miss Sweet: . -'Are you familiar
with Mark Twain, dearie?"
Miss Highbrow:? "Why, (he
Help keep the
idea! I am never familiar with
anybody!" j 1
j E. II. Droschnack.
t Truthfully Tohl
"1 11 tell
the! world my wife Is
"Absolutely. -, The minister's
wife called! on her one afternoon
while I was in the attic" experi
menting .with a new recipe, and
she said to my wife that she hoped
that I wasn't One of the godless
sort who'dtryjto get around the
dry laws,' In any way, and my wife
promptly assured her that 'I was
AIIOVE doing such a thing!" :
Louis Schneider.
j A "BiiiikerV" Privilege
Mrs. Brown: "Your husband
goes swimming pretty often,
doesn't he?" , ' !;
Mrs. Jones: ; "Oh, yes! You can
find him tn a pool room almost
every day.',
Robert Bellet.
Painting things red at night
develops the blues next
Trader T requested to eontribute.
All humor,,, pigrama ' f er liumoroua mot
toea). inkes. anecdotes, noetry. bur-
lfsiie. satires and hriirht Haying of
children, niiiKi be original and . unpub
lished. Accepted: material will be paid
for at Regular priced. All manuscripta
must be written on one aide of the
paper only,s i should ' bear name of thia
newspaper and ahoiild be addreased to
the K u n -8 h o p Editor, The Oregon
Statesman, j . -
August days of August
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The royal (month "named for
Augustus Caesar, as July was
named for Julius Caesar. They
were known at first as Fifth and
Sixth, ruiining from March, the
beginning of the year ccording to
the ancient Roman way.
There are old timers In Salem
who can rememberiWhen Oregon
was called the Webfoot state: a
d.-y joke to them these days.
' We are not going to crow If
we get the egg-laying contests In
Salem; but we will ask to be ex
citEed for ia wee bit of cackling.
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After reading the sheep Slogan
articles, the Salem district farmer
withbut sheep ought to vote him
self a muttonhead and a scrub at
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Yes, Mr. Jones, the Willamette
valley farmer without sheep can
not pass the buck. ;
The flax pullers have a great
pull with! the women folks of the
growers. 1 Save them a lot of wor
ries over the men, women and
children they used to. have in the
hand pulling days. -
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Now they have regular book
stores on jthe big ocean liners with
a full line of literature for all
Salem to the
ed a few nights ago at a special meet
ing of the Salem Business Men's League
as a result of an elaborate retail shopping
survey of Salem made by the First Na
tional Bank. I
The survey clearly showed that Salem
should inaugurate an aggressive : and
persistent program to build up the shop
ping trade which properly belongs to
I -. - ".
A committee of five businessmen was
created to outline and put into action a
far-reaching and vigorous campaign to
put Salem business to the fore. r
Let every loyal citizen, in business and
out, give the fullest support to this com
mittee in order that Salem may take her
proper place as the shopping center of
the Willamette Valley.
sale in S&lem.
First National Bank
Salem, Oregon
comers. The best sailors mix with
the best sellers. ,
They are paying as high as $400 ,
and, $500 an acre for grapes in the
vineyard. Growers who were go- '
Ing bankrupt when prohibition hit ,
them are surely going down with "
flying colors. Los Angeles Times, i
William Oibbs McAdoo excuses '
John W Davis' Wall street associ- .
ations by the statement that a
lawyer is not to be measured by'
his clients any more than a doctor ,
would be by his patients. That
may be true, but there are a lot of
fashionable and. high priced spec-v
ialists in the medical profession '
to whom the average man in the ,
streets would hate to carry his
bellyache. ; t
A woman explorer who but re- '
cently: returned from the wilds,
says that the modern city girl is
merely a dancing doll. She Is a -
creature of the bright lights and
she knows more of the night life'
than of the day. She may have
vitality, but it is stimulated and
not real. If the future of the race
were dependent upon such we
would soon" become decadent.
That's what the lady lion-tamer i
says. (It is tough when women
begin showing one another up.
Woman Found Dead in
Gas Filled Kitchenette ,
DENVER, Colo., July rj. Mrs.
Gertrude O'Reilly-Ramsey Cooper, '.
who was found , in the gas-filled
kitchenette of her, fashionable ;
Capitol Hill apartment here Tues-
day morning, tonight lingered be
tween life and death in a Denver?
hospital;, .
Efforts to solve the mystery
of her condition have been un-
availing. ! " - .
Mrs. Margaret O'Reilly Casey;
of Edgewater, a Denver suburb,
maintained her belief that (her,
daughter bad not attempted to
end her life and Patrick Casey.
her stepfather, was equally firm
In his belief that Mrs. Cooper wasv
the victim of foul play. '
RIVERSIDE, jCal., July SO.
Fire which broke out in the San
Jacinto mountains, poufheast of
here last Saturday had burned
oyer, approximately 7,000 acres
tonight, and was still taxing the
efforts of a large force of fire
fighters, but rangers predicted
that the blaze would be practical
ly under control tomorrow.
Major ZannI, Argentine aviato-,"'
arrived, here today from Salonlki,
Greece, on his attempt at a flighty
around the world. The aviatori,
remained here; only an hour,,
starting at nqon for Aleppo, Syrhi.