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THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM, OREGON
SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1921
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Tssnad Daily Except Monday by ; t
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aewa dispatches credited to it ar not otherwise credited, is thie paper add also tha
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BUSINESS OFFICE i
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Entered at tha Poitoffica ia Salem,
- i BIBLE THOUGHT AND PRAYER
f Prepared by Radio BIBLE SERVICE Bureau, Cincinnati. Ohio.
If rarents irill have their children, memoriz I he daily Bihtesclections,
t will prove a priceless heritage to them in after yearn .
j . August 24, 1924 " j .
BELIEVE AND LIVE: Jesus said unto her. I am the resurrec
tion and tftUfe; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet
hall he life; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never
die. John! 11:25. M
PRAYER: We thank Thee, 0 God, that Thou art alive forever
"more, and jthat Thou art the God not of the dead but or the living.
'.' i l ' -T"- ' '
(Los Angeles Times.) j
4 'Descendants of Col. Thomas
lack of foresight indicated by their ancestor. He had a farm
of sixty acres on Broadway in New York City and in 1723
itraded it f or 100 acres across the river in New Jersey. He got
more land and he found himself farther removed from the
'growing noises of a town. These seemed to he distinct advan
tages at the time and he was pleased with the deal. Today the
New Jersey farm is, worth possibly &M),000, but the Broadway
, acres woild bring something like $1,000,000,000. The great
-inoney ihthe world has been made in the increase in value of
business property in the large cities. More wealth has been
found in Los Angeles than in all the diamond mines of Africa
and the gold hoardings of the Klondike combined."
.-;, '' j - -v
T The Los Angeles Times puts the matter rather strong in
the above : " "; " -
But Ihe principle holds' good in any growing city. It will
hold good in Salem, and increasingly so in the business district
from now on, with the possibility of the doubling of the popula
tion here! within a few years; within ten years, if the industrial
growth is as great as present prospects indicate
And then only a fair start will have been made.
. Take the paper mill in Salem, It emplo3-s directly about
550 people; but these represent with their families about 1750
people, and they must patronize, the butcher,! baker and candle
stick maker; they need the services of doctors and dentists and
lawyers and preachers and teachers. A couple of additional
jostoffice employees are necessary because of the presence of the
'nriginal 350 here. I This may lie drawn out almost indefinitely.
Thev must'have raw materials in the shape of wood and logs.
toavinsr out many thousands of
employing many people in the woods and on the farms, and in
hauline and trucking. All this additional activity would rer
. uire a town of 3000 to. 4000
ivould double the copulation of
I Two! or three linen mills
iirectly.l and in themselves make necessary the doubling of
, Salem's bresent population. And we may have, will no doubt
have, in time, sugar factories
- many otners. i ' ! ;
When we get 100,000 people in Salem, we will be going still
I stronger! towards 200,000. The linen industry alone, developed
': as it should be, would give Salem a half million people.
"The big money V is just as certain in Salem, in well located
real estate,' as it is in Los Angeles; and without anything re
i fcembling boom conditions but just the necessary growth con
! sequent upon the development of our resources ; just hooking up
i our workers on the land to our workers in the city, manufac
, turing and marketing what the land may produce.
"FINISHING FLAX HARVEST"
"h (Portland Commerce of yesterday.)
"The flax harvesting season in the Willamette valley is
nearly over for 1924, and most of it will be pulled by the end of
the current week. Through use of the pulling machines which
the Chamber of Commerce and the state enabled the farmers
to get this year, remarkable progress has been made in the
harvesting work. In one instance one machine pulled 29 acres
in 32 actual op'erating hours. Five to eight acres have been
pulled in one day by one machine, thus doing the work of
approximately 40 hand laborers. Costs in operating the mach
ines have also fallen appreciably below the figures estimated at
the beginning of the year, so that there has been an excellent
all-around showing made with the new mechanical equipment.
"The Chamber officials believe that this is proving perhaps
the most important step that has yet been taken to put on a
sound commercial basis the great flax industry that all believe
possible in Oregon. The mechanical pullers bring the harvesting
work" down to a cost that is of the highest importance in the
ultimate results, and also make the matter of production of given
.quality a certainty, which could not be attained through hand
pulling methods. ... - ! - ! .' .
Flax Pulling' in Movies
"Included in the Pathe Weekly shown at. the Peoples
Theater this weeki, is a picture of the flax pulling machines
recently purchased through the aid of the state of Oregon and
the Oregon Development Fund. The operation of the machines
is clearly shown with close-ups whieh enable one to see.the'exact
operation by which the flax is pulled. As a finale, in order
to indicate the improvement brought about by use of these
machines, the old method of hand pulling is showii." ; .
"Portland Commerce is the weekly magazine of the Port
land Chamber of Commerce. The flax pulling machines may
be made to take the place of 80 people, running from daylight
to dark; and it might be equipped with lights and run at night
and take the place of 160 hand laborers; f
The Pathe films of the operations of the flax pulling
machine will be in Salem soon, and their coming will be an
nounced in The Statesman. ' - , - -; i . :
Wonderful things are being done with cellulose at the Salem
-paper mill, including the nialcing of "bond papers;" the kind
you use " in writing' letters 'to your Jfriends and to keep books
' with. More wonderful things will be done in the future. Ask
r the librarian to let you have a work on chemistry, written' in
popular form, and read "up on cellulose, You will i find it in
' tensely interesting and highly instructive. The World war was
fought with cellulose; without it there would be no high ex
3 plosives. And that is only a mere hint of its many uses.
RIVERS AND HARBORS .
The Oregon Statesman has re
Pat4lly entered Its.protest aeainst
wB-tlng money4 on the rivers of
thi3 country.- We spent millions
" . . sfaar
VaiCr J Dopl
Oregon, aa aecond-elaaa matter. .
DeKay are 'grieving over the
dollars monthly for these, and
people. A few such institutions
may employ 4000 to 5000 people
and potato starch factories, and
on the Columbia
Portlana and not
rirer east of
a vessel plies
there now. We spent a lot of
money on the Willamette river
and not a vessel Is golST. Jt is
alt well enough to talk about
forcing 'this, but the center we
will have to buck is too strong.
The Mississippi river, upon
which more money has been spent
than any other river In the world,
is scarcely used for transportation
at all. All over the country mon
ey has been dumped into the riv
ers and; it has all been graft, pork
barrel waste. ' ' '"-": "K
Senator Gooding of Idaho fig
ures that we have spent $1,200,
000,000. In the last 22 years we
have spent $750,000,000 on our
rivers and harbors.
Senator Gooding defined his
national policy when he added:
I want to continue to vote for
appropriations for rivers and har
bors for I do not believe I this
country can reach its fullest great
ness as a nation without the de
velopment of water transporta
tion upon our rivers and in our
coastwise shipping. But it seems
to me t is a waste of money to
continue appropriating hundreds
of millions of dollars for the im
provement of our rivers with a
governmental policy that makes it
impossible to develop wafer trans
portation upon our inland water
ways. (For capital will never In
vest in river boats as long as there
is the (slightest danger that the
investment may be destroyed by
permitting the railroads to charge
less for the longer haul than for
the shorter haul. I want to say.
Mr. President, that, as far as I
am concerned, if it is going to be
the policy of this government to
permit violations of the fourth
section; to destroy water transpor
tation upon our rivers and water
transportation through the Pana
ma canal, then I have cast "my
last vote for appropriations for
rivers and harbors." ? f
The rivers can not compete with
the railroads, and now we have
added i highways. With our im
mense, trucks it is still more im
possible than ever to use the riv
ers. The harbors we can use be
cause of our foreign trade, but
coastwise trade is gone forever.
When , the Roosevelt highway is
completed in western Oregon the
last vestige of coastwise trade will
disappear in this state.
OUR FOREIGN TRADE
John W. Davis offers as a pana
sea a democratic tariff bill. This
might be all right, but for ! the
unfortunate fact that we have had
several democratic tariff laws and
they have been market killers.
Mr. Davis believes if we would
lower the tariff the foreign coun
tries would more quickly pay the
twelve billion dollars that they
The plain English of this Is to
reduce the tariff so as to enable
their cheap labor to come In here
and American labor can whistle
while the market is being supplied
with cheap goods from abroad:
That may appeal to some people,
but it does not appeal to the man
who is a member of the tin buck
The foreign trade In July this
year f sustained an unfavorable
merchandise balance of $400,000;
imports in July were practically
$4,000,000 greater than In June.
On the other hand exports dur
ing July were $28,000,000 i; less
than in June and $24,000,000 less
than July last year.' It wilt oc
cur to any man who thinks that
if this country needs anything,
it needs to increase the tariff.
With the balance against us it
Is a mighty tough proposition , to
talk pt still lowering the tariff.
The present tariff law is work
ing well. Until recently we have
been; selling ' more abroad than
we have been purchasing. The
huge; unemployment of the coun
try is being I gradually taken up
and prosperity is becoming more
THE GOOD OLD DAYS
It has been a favorite sport for
older people to tantalize the young
by telling them of the good old
days of our daddies. As we grow
older we understand that this is
a figment of the imagination; hat
while today seems hard, yesterday
always seems easier, the day be
fore yesterday was a glorious day
when the sun shone all day. This
is brought to mind by an article
In. the Aumsville Star, under the
above heading. It says: ; ;
"Talking to a pioneer of : this
section recently we said something
about 'the good old days,' and he
smiled and told us a few things
that made us wonder If they were
as good as they were cracked up
to be. He said as late as 1875 a
blacksmith made about $2.30 a
day, a common laborer $1 to $1.25
and; a carpenter, was lucky to get
$2.50. Wheat; sold at $1.75 In
1816 at 99c In 1845 and at 58c
as late as 1894;" 0 ' -'
LOOKING AT MARS
The last few days have been
wonderfully interesting ones' for
astronomers and scientists i who
turned their attention to Mars.
It will be months before the final
conclusions are reached and the
chances are there never will be an
aereement. ' There 'are 'so inariy
' theories advancedlhat' It w ill bo
Soon to be
mpossible ever to reconcile them.
So many of the scientists are see
ing things that they will never
come into accord.'
It will be; a good many years
before Mars ! gets; this close again
but the chances i are that by the
time it Is we will perfect our In
struments to such an extent that
we will, be able to see something
definite. f -
THE THIRD TICKET
The Oregon Statesman does not
believe that La ; Follette would
make a good president. lie is a
man in broken health and (69
years of age. He has had 25
years of strenuous political fight
ing. He has lost his vigor, lost
his punch, lost everything but his
ambition, his will and his hatreds.
If by any mischance the third
ticket should, be elected, the
chances are! largely that La Fol
lett will not live out his term.
That would mean! Burton K.
Wheeler as president of the United
States. Is anything more needed
to cause the people to turn to
old party tickets. If there is a
man in America unfit to be presl-
dent it is
this same Senator
MAKING A PROFIT
There is talk that our roads cost
good deal of money, but there
is one angle on them that we fail
to j see. In addition to being a
great convenience to us as money
savers In the i handling of our
own business, they are paying. a
good dividend put of the profits
of tourist travel. '
Tourists will leave several mil
lion dollars in Oregon this year,
estimated as high as $15,000,000.
and they use the roadsfor which
they pay in this way. ' They pay
a big dividend to the people of
Oregon on the highways they use,
in addition to paying the gasoline
tax for every mile they travel in
the state, it:
IT IS TO LAUGH
John Wj Davig is not a , brave
man. He made a vary brave dec
laration the Other day but -he
showed his anxiety by asking
Coolidge to join in afterwards. Mr.
Davis knows no politician would
do this. He simply got scared at
the sound of his own voice.
Adele Garrison's ivevr Phase of
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
Copyright jby Newspaper Feature
THE NEWS' LILLIAN GAVE TO
- 1 MADGE
"Hello, lady! I see you still
have the usual complement : of
arms and j legs. Our respected
mother-in-law didn't quite dis
member you., .
Lillian came into my room with
her usual; breeziness of manner,
and stopped short at the sight of
me. 1 i h t ....
"What's the matter?" she asked
with quick concern. 'You look
as If you'd jUst received a com
munication from one of Flam
marlon's unintelligent spirits."
"Nothing so interesting," I re
turned, forcing a - smile, fearful
that in some manner I would be
tray to her keen eyes the shock I
had received at the sight of the
handkerchief : hearing Grace Dra
per's embj-oidery upon it- "But I
have a miserable headache, and
Mother Graham hasn't been - ex
actly the jbest tonic for it."
Lillian Is! Elated.
I felt as it. I were a particularly
poor specimen of sport as I made
Ihn IlHIa Uiwsnll hut T WantoH In
1 . B, far aa noRRihl, frnTn th
truth, and ' my ; mother-in-law's
reputation for nagging was a con
"I hav a better medicine," she
replied, and I guessed that she
had detected my subterfuge and
would not embarasa me with any
further solicitude. "I have just
come from your ; father's "room,
where be, Allen and I have been
going over that code 'you deciph
ered " ) ;
"The code I deciphered." I re
turned protestingly. "What ut
ter nonsense!, Mr. Drake solved all
of the code except that one -"
."Except that "one necessary In
gredient without which the cake
would" have ; fallen," she flashed
"Nay, nay; niy:dearl Me-
T Upmancc of the Spanishjtfciitt
published in The Oregon
desty is all right, but the truth is
something else again.! Besides,
you are interrupting Ine" this
with an assumption -x.f severity
which I saw was not all mockery.
That she was elated, triumphant
about something, I who know evr
ery line of her features every ex
pression, could tell, although one
less used to her would j have sup
posed her carelessly free from
"I'll be good," I jt promised
laughingly, i j
"You'd better!" she threatened.
"Indeed, i-you really don't deserve
to be told that because of that bit
of work you sat up all night to do
you've given us a' strangle hold on
a dangerous cobra- And it's & ser
pent which otherwise i bade" fair
to plant some mighty effective
venom in the body politic."
,'Oh, Lillian!" My pulses bound
ed with tumultuous pride. "Real
"I Have a Hunch."
"Very much really, also certain
ly,' she returned. "Not that our
journey is over, by any; means. In
deed, there are ' several mighty
bumpy and devious detours along
the route, and the car will proba
bly spend a good many anxious
hours in repair garages, but; we've
got the mainroute maps charted
very well. If anybody should hap
pen to ask you. When those Jeo-
ple back of Joe come out into the
open, and Anton, alias Smith, alias
a string of unpronouncable names,
gives Allen: the opportiifiitr lo put
the fear of wrath-into him we'll
be able to sit back for! awhile and
permit the whole slimy crew to
wind themselves up 1 ready for
hanging in their own ropes,
She was the incarnation of
swift, ruthless, pursuing justice
as she stood erect with brilliantly
glinting eyes, summing up her
case in metallic, closely-clipped,
business-like accents. I reflected,
not for the! first time, that I would
much prefer her as an ally than as
an antagonist. j
'You've heard nothing. ! from!
Katherine?" I asked, With her
reference to the man; Joe in my
mind. ..; : ! , i .
"No, but when we do hear, it
wilt be iri a mighty ! Interesting,
though short session,! I imagine.
However, Joe isn't my chief worry.
He's only evil, while Smith is dan
gerously near insanity, he has
brooded over his i devilment so
long. Don't think I'm officious;
but I wish! you'd keep close to co
ver for the next few; days. I'm
glad the Dicky-bird is perched In
another forest- Smith owes you
both a distinct grudge for that
Catskill business, and I'm afraid
he'll try to pay it off before Jae
leaves. I shall be mighty glad
when Allen gets through with him.
I have a hunch the gentleman will
be so thoroughly cowed that even
his half-crazed brain I will realize
the necessity of going away from
this vicinity and never, j never
coming back." r !
"You're still planning to let
him go free?" I tried! to keep out
of my voice the fear of the man.
Smith, which is mine, i
! "Not free," she corrected. "He
will always be under surveillance,
but he will not know it. On the
contrary, he will imagine that he
has managed very cleverly to es
cape from Allen's custody, and he
will give' this section a wide
berth. ,' ' :.v
"Yes," she went on In answer
to my unspoken thought, "it is a
risky thing, but he happens to be
the best clue we have to the big
brained,; powerful personality be
hind this whole thing whose lden
tity we have not yet discovered.
So we must play out the line with
this chap and let him run for
awhile. - But he'll be gof fed at the
last, and! the king fish with him
So don't worry. Just be careful.
You'd better lie down if you have
a headache, don't you think? So
long." and she was gone.
(To be continued)
I like my dentist. He's-a friend
, I would not do without.
How quickly he relieves my pain;
He knows what he's about.
H . ' : ;; , v- -
Rfy doctor, too. Is surely good
At curing human ills. .
He always knows just what I need
. Of poultices and pills. f
Their offices they, liave equipped
AVIth upto-date machines;
But tell me why they will display
Such ancient magazines.
' A. D. Ihrie. 1
Blackstone- "What in the world
ever-Induced" you to' go Into the
express bufiiriess? You haven't
any experience in that line, that
I know of!"
Webster (who lives in the su
burbs: "I haven't, eh? Well, if
you carried as many bundles home
from the city for the neighbors as
I have, you'd know the business
from A to Z!" John Golden.
i The Swearway
! "Where did you learn sucb
I Caddy (Innocently): "Out on
the golf cuss."! Frank Allitt
"Eh-yah!" said one of the prom
inent citizens assembled in the
crossroads store- "Pore Ira was
a good feller, but he didn't 'pear
to have no sense that is, no
right down pudgematical sense
His death showed that."
, "What did he die of?" asked
the baking powder salesman.
"He killed himself eating liver
pills on a bet."
"His hats arc all so becoming
"Is he handsome?"
"No; he's bald."
f. . - Calls ' ' V
The mountains call to some of us.
The sea shore claims its share,
But the dinner call 13 always sure
To get the whole gang there.
A Sartorial Record
Phil: "How long have you been
Ben: "Let's see. I bought this
suit I'm wearing four years ago
' Clarke Howell, Jr.
A Time For AH Things '
Dusky Doughboy Overseas (dur
lng late war) : "Buddies, you need
not ax me to roll de Bones wld
y' all- De onliest ivory I shakes
over hear ia dese heah chatterin
tecf." i Martha Young.
THE EDITOR'S OOSSOP SHOP
We have a poem which xa-tly 211
readera have sent in as ORIGINAL!
Fifteen of these readers, on legal
complaint, aaid they -would be willing:
to defend the originality of the poem 1
i, Now let'a be frank the reader who
tends ns old .humor ia wasting his
time, paper and money. In addition,
his reputation isn't enhanced with
We would mnch rather consider an
original contribution if it hadr a mark
of "good" than one aged in the wood
even though it were "excellent.
We want original and unpublished
hnmor. You are the one who can
help u and other readers in anpply
ing that humor. And for profit 1
Make np vonr mind to "make"
THE KCX SHOP.
They Also Serve
''You've got to hand it to a girl
who labored away so unceasingly
at her violin.'till she made good
?'You mean you've got to hand
it to the people who lived with
her-" Gertrude Heller.
A One-Man Job
''I'm going to kiss you, honey.
"Do you want me to cry for
"No, thank you, dear I don't
need any." Basdall Gardner.
Many a man has gone with the
discards on account of a pair of
Accusing a man of having bad
manners is equivalent to saying
that he has none at all.
THOUGHTS FOR EVERY DAY
Ry Editor J. 15. Parker of The
ih Conway (Arkansas) News)
f How thoroughly are you "sold?
"Sold" means how really are
you in earnest in what you under
take or have to do.
tAro you "sold" on your-job
Do you give your boss the best
that you are capable of?
Are you doing your dead-level
best to make a success of you
business? Is your heart fully in
it, or. are you merely "playing at
Are vou "sold" on your Chris
tianity? Is it a seven-day-and
nlcht one? Is your faith and
trust planted on the imperisha
ble rock, as it is on driftinis sand
Bwayed by impulse and selfish de
Are you "sold" on your home
la it a place where loe and sacri
fire and service make your hus
band fonder of It than of any oth
er place? . Do you reign in it be
cause it is dear to you. or do you
just maintain it for a show-place
while you cavort around and gos
sip and go home only to dress, eat
and sleep? ;
Are you "sold" on your home
city? Do you spend, your money
there or send it away to help mak
unknown business houses prosper
at the expense of your home-town
merchants? . Is; your civic prid
healthy enough to induce you to
do your share toward bettering
your home city?
Whenever you are .honestly
and sincerely "sold" worthily,
your success and happiness are
assured. - - - '.
Only 50 Per Cent are
Given Work During Week
An even 50 per cent of men and
women applying for work at the
United States employment bureau
at the YMCA during the last week
obtained employment, according to
figures compiled by Sim Phillips,
who has charge of the bureau.
Of the 661 men and women who
registered there were calls for
470, of which 332 reported having
Agricultural workers headed the
list for both the men and women,
there being 471 men and 58 wom
en "seeking work. There were de
mands for 308 men and 61 women
with 298 men and 60 women re
ferred. Of this number 225 men
and 55 women reported as having
accepted positions. "
Forty-seven common - laborers
registered, with demand for 38,
who were referred, with 26 re
ported as placed.. Calls for paper
box workers exceeded the supply,
with 24 registering and 31 wanted.
Only 19 registered as place. Nine
farm hands sought work, with two
in demand, who were placed. Of
the nine woods laborers register
ing, four were in demand and two
were placed. There were no calls
for the. 10 chauffeurs or truck
drivers, or-four watchmen and
janitors. . Ten carpenters regis
tered, with eight In demand and
Ten calls for !cannery workers
found only five women registered
for this work, of which four were
placed. The demand for hotel
housekeepers . or matrons also
doubled the supply with .eight
calls for such and only four regis
trants. Of these three were re
ferred and two reported placed.
To Be Opened Monday
Radio Headquarters "will open
at 291 North Commercial Monday,
itj was announced by A. W. Mollet
and A. L. Baker,: proprietors, upon
their return from San Francisco,
where they attended the large
radio exposition, which had a
daily paid, attendance -of 15,000
people in addition to 5000 com
plimentary tickets. . Prospects are
good, the two men Baid, of having
the radio exposition in Portland
next year. The California show
attracted more I people than. the
auto show, which was held a few
weeks previous, r ' :
1 "Radio Is taking - the world by
storm," fs' the message brought
back to Salem by Mr. Mollet and
Mr. Baker. "It is down on a
staple basis now . and no radical
changes have been made in the
last six months and there is little
prospect of any being made in the
immediate future. The present
trend of both buyer and dealer is
toward better equipment and bet
ter parts. - High grade equipment
is now being demanded both by
the fans and the retailer." .
MRS. MORS IN JEWEL
PLOT, IT IS CLAIMED
j . tContinued from page 1)
apartment a' few moments after
the shot was fired that killed Mrs.
Mors and that man was not Mc
Coy, but Mors, f , s
County investigators discount
this evidence with the argument
that Mors has set up an. airtight
alibi for the night of the killing
and that Mrs. Martin must be
mistaken. : '
j Rattle Starts Tomorrow
(The legal -battle s due to open
Monday in ' Judge Charles S.
Crail's court, when McCoy comes
up to plead to the murder charge,
three accusations of assault with
intent to murder and four of rob
bery, growing out of his shooting
orgy in and near the Mors antique
shop the day Mrs- Mors' body was
found in her apartment with a
bullet In the brain. '
j The McCoy, defence announced
today that it intended to make an
important" motion Monday before
the prisoner enters hi plea, and
to"support it has summoned Frank
Heron, acting foreman,: and G.
Witherspoon. secretary of the
grand jury that indicted him. It
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PRESIDENT SILENT ON
ISSUE OF KU KLUX KLAN
(Continued from pg 1)
join "explicit declaration" In eli
minating the klan as a campaign
Issue. Today Mr. Slemp received
word of Mr. Dawes speech and
reported It to the president. Both
messages .were .received without
comment' by the republican nomi
nee. It was said earlier in the after
noon by Mr. Slemp that to his
knowledge the president knew
nothing of the proposed declara
tion by Mr. Dawes on the klan.
The silence of Mr. Coolidge mado
it Impossible to predict, he said,
what course he" would pursue In
regard to Mr." Davis speech.
Meanwhile, Mr. Coolidge, ex
cept for his social visit this after
noon, the first with the townsfolk
since he arrived a week ago on
his 12 day vacation, kept close to
his' .father's home, in company
only with members of his family
BY GYPSY CROWD
. (Continued from paga 1)
the whole flock of other Mitch
ells tagged along. Riding bird on
the crew was no little task for the
traffic man, but he was master of
the occasion. Wails proceeded
when Judge P, J. Kuntx levied a
tine of $10 for speeding. There
was not that much money In the.
entire cowd. Judge Kuntz was in
formed. Believing them not, he
ordered the machine locked up in
the Western garage until payment
of the fine was made.
Mrs. Mitchell and her flocK
parked themselves on the court
house lawn, where the little Mitch
ells amused themselves by playing
In the little piles of newly cut
grass that had been carefully
stacked by Cal Morgan, janitor.
In his wrath be called upon Sher
iff Bower, who attempted to re
monstrate with the tribe. As a
result of his conversation Mrs.
Mitchell and the gang hied them
selves to the Western parage
where they camped in the door
way, remaining until dispersed by
one of the proprietors who started
through the entrance with a big
touring car. . .
In response for a call of help,
City Traffic Officer Cannon herd
ed the entire crowd into the police
station. Mrs. .Mitchell, ignoring
all of the several chairs, calmly
seated herself on the floor, with
her - back against the wall, and
proceeded to enjoy a cigarette
while the little Mitchells strewed
watermelon rinds about and let
the juice trickle on the . floor.,
Finding that the floor covering,
coated with the watermelon juice
made an excellent skating and
sliding place, the Mitchell progeny
started in to enjoy themselves,
much to the dismay of Sergeant
George D. White, who had charge
of the desk. Seeking to rid him
self of the visitors Sergeant White
sent out officers to bring in otheds
of the tribe, but none would pay
the fine levied In justice court.
The police sergeant turned them
back "to the justice . court and
Judge P. J. Kuntz, who was called
a "stuckup and highbrow" by Mr.
Mitchell, and back to the justice
court they went. -Through some
mysterious means the $10 was
produced, the fine paid, the ma
chine released and with a great
sigh of relief the officers watched
the unwelcome visitors leave Sa
Liberty Hill May Become
Good Road, Is Indication
SILVERTON, Ore.. Aug."
(Special to The Statesman.)
Waldo hills residents received a
distinct surprise Thursday of hls
week when they motored to Fil
verton. Liberty hill, which for
some time has been known to
Marion county motorists at the
"bad stretch of road at Silverton, '
was torn up and seemed to give
promise of a future improvement.
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