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THE OREGoN STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1924.
Trinity Choir, Members
. On Picnic fettChamnoea
f SIL.VERTON, Or., Sept. , 2.
(Special to The Statesman).
Trinity choir enjoyed an exception
ally interesting outing In the form
f of a picnic Sunday afternoon when
f-lU members motored, to Champoeg
and spent the day at the historical
site of the old town which -was
r destroyed by fire so many years
f-ago. Following the picnic dinner
the remainder of the afternoon
was spent In swimming and visit-
f Ing the Pioneer Memorial build-
L Ing which Is also the home of an
f old artist. Theodore Gegouz, who
t has some really tine pieces of art
I at the building. For six years Mr.
r Cegoax has spent his time at
! Champoeg, sometimes painting,
r sometimes working with clay, and
sometimes entertaining the few
( visitors who wander In and other
P times just playing on his violin,
la much treasured possession. Mr.
rGegonx is now expecting a son
V4 from New York whom he expects
J perhaps he will make his future
rhomg. -- 1
Those going report that through
M Aurora, although the way is con
j siderably longer, the road is very
t much better than the shorter
4 route through. West Woodburn. r
She is strong for Dessert"
Drawn by C' R. Macauley
P" '. THL child ws shut ih
r : THAT BUR SCOtt. HAP AH -
HOW1 YOURE.. OH LOCATION,
PEGGY VOO DON'T KNOW
; YIHtRL YOU . ARE.
YO u RE LOST, PEGGY! YOU'RE
HUNGRY ON THE GREAT
THAT o WHAT I ALWAYS
WAVE FOR MY DESERT
Prunes Quit Dropping
. And Most Will be Saved
Prunes are not dropping as rap
idly as they were lasfcj week and
growers are confident ' that they
will be able to save the greater
portion of this year's crop. Be
cause of the fruit dropping it was
feared that the driers would be
swamped, and some of the fruit
would be lost. The recent cool
nights have checked the drop of
the fruit. ' ;
Driers were slowed up a little
Tuesday as they have caught up
with the first rush of early fruit.
Here Is Dr. Frank Crane's Opinion of
By RAFAEL SABATINI
Publication of this great romance by "the modern Dumas
begins in The Oregon Statesman ion September 7.
?When a man recommends anything he likes to his friends, he is in
danger of being a nuisance, whether the particular thing is a kind of smok
ing tobacco, a necktie, a brand of religion or a new book. At the same time,
when one strikes something which pleases him immensely, it does not
seem to be quite fair to keep it to himself.
"I read many books, swarms of them, galaxies of them, oodles of them.
I am expected to read them, some because other people are reading them,
seme because I want to find out something in them, and some because I
,like them. The latter, howeyer, arf ew. :To come across a book that takes
one by storm, holds him,' fascinates him and gives him that rare intoxica
tion that meets the inmost passion, is an events
"Recently I went upon a long journey and spent many days upon the
train and steamboat. ,.. Upon this journey I found a book. It was entitled
'Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini. I read it, first languidly, then inter
; estedly, and at last I went at it as a drunkard consumes his liquor or a child
devours sweets. - I
' passed it on to the other members of my family. Each read it and
each was consumed by the same flame that had consumed me.
MI do not hesitate to say that this is the best story I have read since
The Count of Monte Cristo.' ; , - j .
-' "I do not judge of it as literature. All I know of it is that it is good,
swift, clean English. But it is not of its style that I would speak.
" ' ' : ; i ' ; '", '' ' . ".
"It has something more than style, something rare, the rarest thing
indeed I know of in writing. It has creative imagination.
i "A magazine editor once said to me that he wished he could get hold
of a good story every month, something in the best manner of Conan
Doyle. I replied to hint that his wishes-were modest, and that he prob
ably failed, to realize that out of , the j billion or so population of the world
there were probaby not more than three or four individuals who could
create a story, a really fresh, vivid, gripping story.
T i t
"In 'Captain Blood Sabatini has proved that he is one of these few.
"It is a story of bucaneering days in the Spanish main; one of the most
romantic and adventurous epochs of the world. And the reader is taken
into the atmosphere of the time, and is made to realize all its vivid chanr,
yet skillfully kept from being nauseated by its brutality.
"The best thing about it is that it is an imposing tale, a wonderful
yarn. The reader is not interested in its descriptions, in its literary values,
fn its English, in this or that; he is interested in Captain Blood, and before
he gets through he is better acquainted with Captain Blood than -he is
with his neighbor who lives next door: j "
"Whether this is a recently published book or not, I have not taken
the pains to inquire. All I know is that I have just read it and I count it
cne of the great books of the world. ;
"It took me out of myself. It opened a door through which-1 escaped
from all the commonplace things of life. I am a thousand years old more
or less, and it is very rare that one can tell me a story interesting enough to
blot out all of my surroundings."
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but the real rush will get under
way the latter part of the week.
By the end of next week the
krpater portion of the naryest
should be at the driers, ' ' -J.
I GENERAL MARKETS T
PORTLAND, Sept. j 2. Hay:
Buying prices: Valley timothy
$21; ditto eastern Oregon $23 to
$23.50; alfalfa $16 f. o. b.; clo
ver $14 to $15; oat hay $16;
straw $7.50 ton. Selling price $2
ton more. ; -
NEW YORK, Sept. !- 2. Hops:
Steady, state 1923," 33c to 38c;
1922. 18c to 20c; Pacific coast
1923, 23c to 26c; 1922, 20c to
PORTLAND. Sept. 2. Grain
futures r Wheat, hard white, blue-
stem ;and ' Baart, September, Oc
tober $1.40; - soft white Septem
ber, October $1.33; western white
September, October $1.32; hard
winter, September, October $1.24;
northern spring, September $1.23;
October $1.25; western red Sep
tember, October $1.23.
Oats, No. 2 white : feed, Sep
tember, October $32.50; No. 2
gray September, October $36.50.
Barley, No. 2, 46 pounds Sep
tember; October $37.50; No. 2.
44 pounds, September, October
$'37.' ; ;fj "
Corn, No. 2 eastern yellow
shipment, September, October
$46; No. 3 ditto September, Oc
Coolidge Does Not Belong
to Klan, Secretary Says
NEW; YORK. Sept. 2. Presi
dent Coolidse is not a member of
the Ku Klux Klan and is hot In
sympathy with the organization,
his t secretary, C." Bascom Slemp,
stated in a letter to Joseph Bran
in, editor of a newspaper syndi-,
cate, and ; made ) public today by
Mr. Branin. ? . !
The letter from Mr. Slemp was
in answer to one by Mr. Branio.
"Concerning the iCu Klux Klan,
wrote the secretary! "the presi
dent has repeatedly stated that he
is not a member of the order and
is not in sympathy with its aims
and purposes." .
Red Cross Will Ship
WASHINGTON, I Sept. 2. Im
mediate shipment of clothing and
hospital garments for v more than
2,000 Yictims' of the Virgin Isl
ands hurricane, last week was an
nounced today, by Red Cross
headquarters. President Coolidge
had sent a message of sympathy
to the stricken1 islandere earlier
in the day. ':-
."More than 100 casualties and
increasing - medical problems
among the Jtelanders evicted from
their homes by the hurricane are
calling for Increased relief from
the American Red Cross," the an
Approximately 300 houses of
the poorer- people were destroyed
in' the, islands of the St. Thomas
and St. John it was added, point
ing out that the United States
navy administration is co-operat
ing in. the relief work and is
making a surrey of the rebuild
ing' problem. Material for recon
struction must be shipped from
the United States, It says.
Divorced Husband Held
On Suspicion of Murder
ANACORTES, Wash:, Sept. 2.
Paul Isberto, divorced husband of
Irene Isberto whose ' body . was
found June 24, floating ifl,A skiff
in Rosario street 10 miles west
of here was arrested by Sheriff
C. R. Conn today and taken to
Mount Vernon for examination on
suspicion of slaying his wife.
Isberto said he returned today
from an Alaska cannery where he
had been working since leaving
Seattle April 22, and that he did
not know anything of his wife's
WINS OX FOLX.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2.- Bert
Colima. claimant of the Pacific
coast middleweight championship
lost to Bob Sage on a foul In the
first round of a echedufed four
round main event at Vernon are
na tonight. 4They were mixing
at close quarters about the middle
of' the round when Colima sudden
ly whipped over a right which
the referee said caught the De
troit attorney below the belt.
Saee was carried to his corner
Princess is Better
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3. An
operation today reduced the spread
of the blood poisoning disease of
the bride o -rince iSrJK of Den
mark, the former Miss Frances
Lois Booth of Otawa. and the
princess is resting comfortably in
a local Hospital, it was announced
this evening by her physicians.
IMAGES OF OLD
WORSHIP FOUND HERE
(Oontiaaed from pg 1)
then due to two causes, nature in
the first case and man In the see
ond. Man took advantage of the
natural form of these rocks; to.
shape them to his needs, thereby
finishing the' process begun by na
"Their shape is a 'crude repre
sentation of the phallus which
was at one time utilized as an ob
ject of worship by various races
over the world. '
"To the primitive mind there
was nothing debasing or salacious
in this worship. It was a natural
reverence for the organs of reproduction,-
by which the race was
perpetuated.; Symbols represent
ing the sex organs were erected in
fields to insure pood crops, and
modified forms of these symbols
appear in our modern religion. v
"In viewing these monoliths they
should be regarded in ' the same
light as -they were by the people
who constructed them. i. e., awe
and reverence . for the reproduc
tive processes of the race," without
which we would not be here to en
Joy the blessings of life in the
20th century in America. Unfor
tunately our attitude, toward sex
matters is in certain respects so
far below that of the men who
shaped these rocks, that they
would. If publicly exhibited, create
an unwholesome and morbid cur
iosity,",' . .
- A LoDC.Sweep
In connection with the study of
this ancient shrine of phallic wor
ship on the Cunningham farm, let
it be noted that prior to the com
ing of the Christian reigion the na
tives were relglous. There were
at least four forms of worship
practiced throughout the .Pacific
northwest by the ancient Oregon-
ians. Phallic . worship was the
first. It wast frtllnwful hv nun wnr.
ship which among the more intel
ligent natives probably included
veneration for the moon and stars.
There were also fire worship and
aform of totemlsm closely akin
to the worship of stone images of
animals and human beings.
It was therefore a long sweep
from the worship at the pagan al
tar ..of the Cunningham Skyline
farm to the building of the Christ
ian altar at Jason Lee Mission legs
than 20 miles, away, where "The
White Man's Book of Heaven" was
read to the untutored Indian. But
it, was a long, continuous upward
trend; it was a beginning which
evidently satisfied the cravings of
a primitive people for a religion
in their aspiration to appear bet
ter, to be better and to be might
ier in battle.
Tnasmnrh Da this rpli?irmn
growth i was evidently very grad
ual,, a careful study of the Cun
ningham Skyline shrine where an
other race worshiped and may
have tilled the soil, leads us to In
fer that the Creator has been lead
ing the children of. the. western
forests slowly and steadily upward
through the maze of ages unnum
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