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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SATJEM, OREGON
WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1924.
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I HOW TO TRUST: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and
lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowl
edge Him. and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:: 5, 6. -
- PRAYER: We rejoice, to know that the law of the Lord is
perfect restoring the soul. . f ;
THE STATE SCHOOL FUND LOANS
' (From the Pacific Homestead, Salem.)
i "They have been making an investigation of the farm
loans from the state irreducible school fund of ; Oregon. They
have found that some of -the interest paymeuts are in default.
Of course they are. - They have been that way before. But some
'one has suggested that no more farm loans should be made out of
thai fund, but that bonds should be bought instead. That fellow
ought to have his head examined. There are no better loans in
the world! than Oregon farm "Joans. The elderf Morgan said a
man1 was a fool who was a bear on the United States govern
ment, and proved it. And the man is craxy who is a bear on
Oregon farm loans; bughouse j has. bats in his belfry. Several
years back; a political junta in Oregon raised a hue and cry
about this same thing, and a lot of the loans were foreclosed, and
there was a great panic propaganda set up over the big losses
' the state fund would sustain on the foreclosed farms. But there
was no. loss at all. There was a gain. It would be the same
again. But there is no sense in foreclosing such a loan ; not one
in a thousand. Give the farmer a chance, and he will pull out."
The above from the Pacific Homestead ns timely. And time
will prove it.1 The population of the United States is growing
over 2,000,000 a year ; I
And all our new peoplel must eat; and the great bulk of
what they eat must come from the farms of the United 'States.
The excess of births oyer deaths in the United States last
year was 1,234,000. The immigration in the last six months of
1923 was 505,000. The excess of births over deaths is growing,
thanks partly to better methods of fighting diseases and improv
ing sanitary and other, living conditions. It will not be long
till we will be growing at the rate of 2,000,000 a year, not count
ing immigration; from excess of births over deaths; from what
is sometimes called M indirect immigration." " j
'"We" have about "'one farm animal to every person in the
.country ; one dairy ; cow tor each family of five-a beef animal
for ach'three-personsaAorse or mule for every four -people;
j one hog for every f wo persons, and a sheep or goat for each
three persons. . j
Theratio of cows to persons remains constant; so there
will be more and more cows on the farms especially in Oregon,
the best dairy country on earth. The number of our sheep will
have to be doubled, to make us self sufficient in wool consump
tion. Throughout the whole list the number of live stock will
'grow? '. :- ' . - i'-
And this will mean farm prosperity, arid especially Oregon
farm prosperity, and a rising scale of farm land values
: And we. will have more diversity; linen mills and sugar
factories and potato starch factories, to take care of remuner
ative farm crops. 1 I
To call all farm loans in Oregon that are in default would
be suicidal ; especially on the part of the state government. It
would be worse than foolish. The farmer is on a rising tide
of prosperity. 3He has had hard sledding, on account of low
j prices for farm products; but he is sound at the heart, and his
j industry is sound to the core. i - ; ; i
la 1 the one thav Wall Street-haa
manipulated r prices so that : the
farmers would forget their' griev
ances and vote for one of the old
parties. The fact Is that there is
a shortage of wheat. The Oregon
Statesman hag published these fig
ures a number of times, and all
over the country they have been
published. '.
The agricultural department has
ust issued a bulletin giving the
figures from 21 countries The
falling off in these countries over
last year is 278,000,000 bushels.
The stated of "Kansas this year is
expected to produce 156,000,000
bushels. I Practically ; twice the
amount of wheat raised in the en
tire' state of Kansas la short" In
these 21 countries. These figures
are approximate those given out
recently by the Canadian govern
ment. They are as authentic and
dependable as It is possible ; to
make forecasts of world produc
tion. Wheat buyers throughout
the world believe that they are
approximately correct and, acting
on that belief, have been bidding
up the price of wheat.
Corn prices are up for the same
reason weather damage in the
corn belt and certainty that the
production this year will be be
low normal.
When there is a short crop of
wheat and a short crop of corn.
an increased demand 13 started for
other grains, and when grain
prices are up all along the line an
upward turn invariably is seen in
livestock. f A
These are the facts and that la
the situation. It is just a matter
of demand and supply no more
politics in it than there is in the
transaction when a farmer's wife
takes her eggs and chickens : to
town and exchanges them at the
store for merchandise. -
If the United States government would fire all the vast
army of red tape supernumeraries and go to work on a con
structive development plan, iwith the money: thereby saved
annually, assisting the manufacturing and marketincr of farm
products with linen and sugar and starch factories, and a thous
and and one other factories ; and if the states would follow this
lead : and if the business people of the cities would fall in line
land do team work, there would be brought about such an era
I of prosperity in this country as would lift all pur people to a
j plane of well being on the average as high above the present
as our existing scale is above the range of the people of the
average European nation i
; And there would not be heard again the patronizing talk
; We haveljeen hearing in the past few years from many persons
in this country in supposedly high places. i
: Diversity will kill adversity on the land, and it is the duty
of every one to assist Ruch diversity; for this will contribute
more to the sum of general prosperity and happiness amonsr all
: classes, in the towns and cities as "well as on the land, than any
: oiner one tning. . 1 . : ' ? - 1 - :.
LA FOLLETTE AND LAW
1: There has been some little critl
i dim because General Dawes called
; out La Follette by name to criti
cize his radicalism. We can' not
: understand where the friends of
La Follette have any criticism
" coming.1 These are Dawes words:
"On one side stands President
j Coolldre. on the constitution of
1 the United States and the Ameri
can flag: On the other is danger
pus and untried radicalism,: rep
resented by Robert M. La Follette
under the .red flag.
La Follette has advocated for
years putting congress above the
constitution. That would end free
government. The constitution
would be anything a shifting,
i trading, or even a minority con
" gresa might decree it to be. I The
members of congress trade votes
on all Important questions. ' They
always have and they always will.
-Some-bloc Is mighty apt to get
control and hold up all legislation
until this one proposition Is en
acted Into' law. Once do away
with .this supremacy of the con
stitution and we have an end v to
free speech, free press, religious
liberty, ts tlzt cf assembly, ana
all the bulwark behind which the
people repose, j La Follette , has
run up the red flag and It is red
enough to satisfy Debs, the social
ist party and - other even more
dangerous radicals.
But La Follette can not be
elected, it may be said, and there
fore he is not go much a menace
after all. He can not be elected,
but Is a menace none the less. His
ultimate purpose : is to found
permanent red radical party. His
Immediate purpose is to sabotage
the election machinery of the fed
eral government, by the same tac
tics used to sabotage the last ses
sion of congress.
I He hopes to carry enough states
to ' throw the election Into the
house, and from the house into
the senate, and there to dictate
the terms upon which he will con
sent tor the election of Bryan.
And through It all he is preach
ing the propaganda of class con
sciousness and hatred, of distrust
of the government and its institu
tions. ' 1
TPWARD PRICES
"The silliest statement that has
been made In America In ; years
STICKING TO SECT
A Portland minister blew up
Sunday, declared his Independ
ence, defied his denomination and
henceforth will. work on the idea
that all men are brothers a free
lance. It sounds very pretty, but
there is nothing to it. The man
is wrong, and some of these days
he will find it out.
However, there is one thing
about this to be commended.
older we dislike ;more and . more
to be a member of a -fighting
party. ;-:-'-: " 1
In the first place La Follette
and his followers are John the
Baptists, if anything; they may be
trail-blazers, but they will never
get any further than that. They
do not have a constructive policy
and when it comes to the test the
American people can be depended
upon to vote for constructive poli
cies rather than passions or
whims. They may listen, but they
do not vote vituperation.
TALES Ad Schuster
: A DESPERATE MEASURE
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j Dolly Camlln arranged the
cushions on the front porch and
awaited the scheduled call of Mark
Kimball. As she did so she could
hearVrom a room upstairs Cousin
Theresa singing while she added
the finishing touches to a com
plexion which was the talk of
MInden. Dolly sighed.
Mark had no more than arrived
and finished the customary pre
amble concerning the weather than
the song from above ceased.
Theresa's steps were heard on the
stairs and the picture of surprise
she made in the open doorway was
calculated to captivate and con
vince. .
; "Oh, Mark Kimball!" Theresa
bubbled. "I didn't know you were
here!" She looked questioningly
at Dolly. "I was just coming out
to enjoy the breeze. You don't
mind, do you?" And Theresa pro
ceeded to monopolize .Mark while
Dolly reflected on the burdens of
having for one's guest an attract
ive and undeniably vampish young
woman from the city.'
The worst of it was, Dolly told
herself. ' Mark would be going
away before long. : She had be
lieved that before, he would go he
would say something; they would
make plans, and. perhaps, he
would take her. But with Theresa
determined that the two should
never be alone, with Theresa be
guiling and ogling him shameless
ly, what chance had Mark to pro-;
pose If he wished?
i "Of course not," Dolly answer
ed the auestinn." "Mark wan enine
to occupy pulpits of denominations to te e omethlns; about his
.,:' , . - 'Mans. He is going to move to
when they are entirely Out of sym
pathy with the church. Thls
dishonest. At least this Portland
minister is honest In his decision,
although sadly mistaken J : j j
There must be denominations.
We can not even have one great
union in labor; we can not have
one organization among farmers;
nor one' organization among the
business men. Men of diversified
Ideas must have diversified chan
nels of . expression. That is tbe
way of the world, and there isl
no chance to re-make the world
now. It Is Impossible to have It
sent back and re-minted. We
must take It as we find It.
AROUND THE WORLD
Around the world fliers are
near enough to their goal to pro
nounce the effort a success. I It
has only been a little while since
the first airship mastered the air.'
The Wright brothers made a num
ber of flights. They were hailed
as great inventors, bringing In a
new era. and it is doubtful If
even they themselves realized the
tremendous ; importance J of their
discovery. An airship now seems
simple, and the principle of it is
accepted everywhere,, but it toojc
a long time for the world to ap
preciate that anything heavier
than air eould float in the air.
The men who have made this
trip around the world are epic-
makers. Others will follow be
fore very long, but the others will
have a path marked out for them.
They will go In much less time,
under much, more comfortable
conditions. The pioneers blazed
their own way, made their own
trails, charted their own ships and
to them the country accords great
honor. K
OUR ARMY OP PICKERS
In our news columns yesterday
tt was stated that about 25,000
people were working in the hop
fields around Salem this week and
next. That is a great army. - We
absolutely have to have them as
seasonal employes, - but we can
not afford to keep them all the
year around. We already have
seasonal employment . lasting ' for
three months. Is there not some
thing else we can do? - ! T j ;
It ia now proposed to establish
the beet sugar industry In Salem.
The land here is splendidly adapt
ed for. this. It we can get this
industry established it will give
these seasonal workers another
opportunity and they will live
with us. . Tbe beet sugar industry
In this respect promises well.
MEANS TO FIGHT
La Follette's latest statement Is
bristling all over with belligef
ency. Of course we have to be
vigilant in order to guard our lib
erties, but some way aa we get
PROBLEMS
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REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
Copy right, by Newspaper Feature
Service
CHAPTER 258
the city, you know."
Theresao beamed. "And you
must tell me all about it. L
me know where you live, look me
up. and all. We will have soma
perfectly splendid times, for I be-?
Uevo 1 will return shortly after
you go." ' i
With the hour for Mark's de
parture .approaching, this scene
had - been lI enacted many times.
Thereso met them on. the street,
dropped Into the Palace of Sweets
where they bad a soda, and made
a third in the party, and, exercis
ing the privileges ot .guest, seldom
let Dolly out of her sight, f 't.!
Mark's last evening; in MInden
arrived and Dolly arranged the
Cushion on the front .porch. Up
stairs Theresa was outdoing her
self In , the s way of preparation.
Dolly smiled as she wondered what
Mark would say if he could see
the city girl now, for Theresa's
face was covered with clay, and
Theresa was planning to emerge
in a half an hour more beautiful
than ever. Dolly dabbed powder
on her freckled nose. If Mark
Kimball was going to propose he
would have to do it this evening,
and If he preferred Theresa, who
was only playing with him, to the
girl he had known all his life. It
was time everyone found It out. ,;.
"i When Mark arrived Dolly was
smiling as sweetly as if Theresa,
her marvelous complexion and city
clothes, were far removed from
her thoughts.
"You are going away tomorrow.
Mark." she said, and so abridged
the usual five minutes of weather
report and prediction.- "We are
all going to miss you.".
Mark looked at the door and
listened for the familiar sound
of Theresa descending the stairs.
"It's kind of good to get a
chance to talk to you." he said,
nervqusly. "Blamed If I didn't
think I would have to write you
or send you a telegram." ,
"Why, Mark, what did you want
to say?" ?
"What do you think, Dolly?
What else, but the only reason I
am going away Is to get a better
job so we can afford to get mar
ried; that Is, if you'll take me."
Again he looked nervously over
his' shoulder at the floor, as if
doubting tbe fortune that had
kept Theresa .away.
'I And so as the evening fell In
MInden the two on the front porch
made their plans and a girl's head
rested on a man's shoulder and
there was no interruption from
Theresa.j Finally Mark departed,;
and Dolly, " happy and a little
frightened, crept to the room of
her guest. There was Theresa,
weeping and angry and grotesque
ly transformed. What little of
the facial clay remained on her
face was caked and as hard as a
stone That which had been re
, moved had left red blotches testi
fying to desperate and painful
measures. Thereso was defeated,
and she knew it.
But she did not know the cause
of the strange behavior of her
adorning clay: Dolly had mixed
cement in the preparation.
(Copyright 1924 by The; Bell
; Syndicate, Inc.)- ;? , '..
THE COMPLAINT HARRY UN
DERWOOD MADE AGAINST
- MADGE J
My: father's request that I drive
Harry Underwood immediately , to
Southampton gave me the sense
of something i going on beneath
the surface of things something
of the utmost importance..
When I had brought out my
car I had intended only getting
him away from Lillian's vicinity,
but it did not; need keen percep
tions j to detect that the 'colloquy
between the men had resulted In
this sudden necessity for the
younger man's, inatant departure.
"Of course,? I returned promp
ly, relieved that I did not have
to suggest the trip . to Mr. Un
derwood. I acquitted him of the
petty, ridiculous vanity which I
had detected In Dr. Pettlt Harry
Underwood's sins and virtures are
all big ones; like ' his physical
make-up but still I did not care
to have htm think that I had
planned his departure with me as
his chauffeur.
Harry Underwood ia Indignant
"But" the! man who had in
explicably fascinated and repelled
me since that long-ago night at
the theatre when, at Dicky's in
troduction, I j had first seen his
brilliant black eyes gazing stead
ily down at me, spoke with depre
cating courtliness "were you not
going on some errand?
. "Nothing of any importance,'
I replied, feeling that I was speak
ing omy me ; trutn. but with a
lively sense of the horror with
which the pompous man inside
the house would regard my. state
ment. "Your portly friend thinka
the nerves of j his family require
the immediate presence of a phys
ician, and he also has several
other messages he wishes relayed
by telephone"
"So he dares to make a mes
senger-boy of you!'
"The Dear, Sweet Things!"
Harry Underwood's eyes flash
ed Indignation, and his whole
manner asserted that the pomp
ous man had committed the an
pardonable sin This was the pro
tective, pose the defylng-the-
wholeworld-manner which I re
membered so well. It was Harry
Underwood's Invariable . attitude
when escorting any woman, and 1
had observed the same manner
in other men of" his type. I had
observed something else also
that tbe type is not the one gen
erally designated as a good hus
band. But few women, especially
youthful onesr, indulge in much
thought concerning men of Har-
iy Underwood's fascinating kind.
And even I, with my long exper
ience of his worthlessness, felt an
involuntary, 'pleased little thrill
at his tribute and the next min
utq scored myself savagely for the
weakness. '
"I probably shall be as snail-
like as the regular article," I re
plied, "but I can attend to all the
messages on our way to South
ampton, so if you have recovered
from your 'heart weakness,
wasn't it? we can start at once.'
I did - not realize that I had
stressed the word "heart" until
after Mr. Underwood had trans
ferred himself to the seat beside
me, and we had bidden my father
good-by and were speeding down
the road. Then he said in his old
mocking drawl:
"You're the same demure, blue-
eyed, mocking little devil you al
ways were. Lady Fair! But why
the stiletto-like stab under the
fifth rib? I must be dense.
thought you wanted me to pull
some spiel so that I could get
away." f
"I did," I returned laconically,
'Then why the cru-el emphasis
upon the 'heart' business? 1
thought that was pretty nifty and
convincing footwork."
"It was," I returned, anxious
to turn the conversation, for I
had no desire to resume . the old
mocking banter into which almost
any conversation with Harry Un
derwood drifts, "and It worked
1 our inenas ininK . tnat I am
rushing you to the nearest physi
cian, who, after giving you some
potent heart tonic, will return
you to them."
'The dear, sweet things!" he
apostrophized, and In the ridicu
lous appellation I recognized all
the boredom his really brilliant
mind and cynical humor had suf
fered at the hands of the Smythe-
Hopkins tribe. "What a three-reel
er I will have to invent for their
benefit in the next hour! For I'm
going away from hyah, pronto
also suddenly, and I don't want
to get in too Dutch with them
for they've been useful, and may
be again. And Helen, the daugh
ter, is an amusing little trick
and awfully good-natured. She's
been like a dear little daughter
to me. I shall miss her dreadful
ly."
(To be continued)
PASTOR RECOVERY DOUBTFUL
For the- fifth time within the
past few months Portland Meth
odist clergymen offered Monday
to give their life blood in an ef
forth to restore one of their
OVER 11,000,000 ACRES IS
I - U. S. FOREST FIRE LOSS .
By S. W. Straus; President American Society for Thrift
With the development of good
rWl$ and the- increasing popu
larity of the automobile, people
everywhere are spending more
time ! in woodland retreats, and
it is! a matter of public educa
tion that lemons in forest preser-
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given more wide- ,
spread attention.
Last year 11.- .
500,000 acres of
forest lands in
A m e r i c a were
burned with a fi-...
nancial loss in ex- ;
cess of $10,500,000,
according to data
-compiled by the-
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.National uoara ot
Firej Underwriters.
The! area of de
stroyed forests
during last year alone was eighth
times the acreage of the French
forests destroyed or damaged
throughout the World War. -The
total number of fires was in ex
cess; of 50,000.
It is said that between 80 and
90 per cent of forest fires are
caused by human carelessness.
About 20 per cent result from
carelessness in handling cigaret
butts. The negligent methods
of campers in cooking also con
stitutes one of the great causes
of woodland conflagrations. ' .
: The forests of America origi
nally totaling 822,000,000 acres
have today dwindled to 138, ,
000,000 acres of
, virgin timber. Not
only do forest fires,
as reflected in these
statistics, involve a .
great loss of hu-
man life and prop
erty, but this waii-
ton destruction
" means also de-
priving our wild
life of food and
shelter, despoiling
our public play- k
g r o u n d s , re
languishing control
of the distribution of moisture
and curtailing the supply cf
chemicals and other by-products
of our vcods.
. The destruction of American
forests affects each of us, and
each of us should assume an edu-
cational responsibility in seeking r
to prevent the progress of these
despoiling forces.
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brother clergymen, tne Rev. Al
fred! Bates,, to health.
In! response to the appeal for
three volunteers, the Rev. F. R.
Sibley of Lincoln Methodist church
the jRev. Charles E. Gibson of
Central Methodist church and the
Revj U. G. Smothers of Woodlawn
Methodist church went to Emanuel
hospital Monday, where the Rev.
Mr. j Bates is confined. After an
examination the Rev., Mr. Sibley
was j selected. He gave a pint of
blood to Bates, his condition being
perfect enough to permit direct
transfusion, but the "patient has
shown so little improvement, since
the last operation, it is probable
thatj more volunteers will have to
be called for at a later date. The
physicians have not been able to
diagnose the case. " . At first Bates
was thought to be suffering from
chronic anemia, but now he ap
pears to have developed a malaria
condition.
Cergymen who previously gave
blood to Bates are: . The Rev. C.
B. jlarrison of Epworth church,
the iRev: W. E. Kloster of Pioneer
Methodist church, the Rev. E. B.
Lockhardt of Patton Methodist
church .and the Rev.. Chas. P.
Johnson of Montevilla church.
Rev. Mr. Bates has been Pastor
In the Oregon and in the Puget
Sound Methodist Episcopal Con
ferences for the past nineteen
years, and the 'annual conference
to be held at Medford this month
will be the first Conference Mr.
Bates has missed in nineteen
years.--
CANOE UPSETS
TACOMA, Sept. 1. Frank
Grassini, 24, of Tacoma, one of a
crowd of 10,000 attending a Labor
day picnic and political gathering
at Spanaway lake near here, lost
his life today when the canoe In
which he was paddling with John
Gosentino upset. Gosentino was
rescued and police were tonight
dragging the lake for Grassinl's
body.
T FUTURE DATES T
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Augtut 28-31 Pacific Onnan annual
conference. Center Street Methodist
church.
September 3, Wednesday, Labor day.
September 12, 1'riday National Ie
fense day.
September- 15, Monday, Willamette n si
ersity opens- .. . "
September. 22-27, Oreron State fair.
September IT - Wednesday Cavita
tion day. . a .
September 29, Monday Salem public
schools start.
November 11, Tuesday Armistice day.
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Making Fire
T was only seventy-f ive' years ago that a woman of the
Middle West wrote to her cousin in New. York:
"Last winter I was told of a curious new device
' for making fire. It consisted of small splinters
of wood with tips of some substance that bursts
into flame when rubbed on a rough surface. If
you can procure some of them for me I shall be
grateful
Matches were in general use in Europe for years before
they were seen in this country, j There was no means for
spreading such" news rapidly.
Today, the new invention that contributes to comfort or
convenience is quickly known the country over. Adver
tising conveys the information!. The farmer's wife nv
Texas or Idaho is as well posted on these things as the city
woman of the East. 1
Don't overlook the advertisements . in these columns.
They are heralds of progress, with real news for you and
your family. They save your j time, lighten your work
and enable you to obtain the i utmost in value for the
money you spend. j
Time given to reading the advertisements
is well spent
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