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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
r WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1924
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sliL- ; BIBLE THOUGHT AND PRAYER !
Prepared by Radio BIBLE SERVICE Bureau. Cincinnati. Ohio.
It parents will hare their children memorize the dally Bible selec
tlons, it will proTe a priceless heritaca tn them in alter years. :
i i November 19, 1021 . t
THE GOODNESS OP GOD: Oh that men would praise the Lord
for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of
men. -Psalm 10:21. 4 j
PRATER: O -God, there is none like Thee In the heavens above,
or In the earth beneath, for Thy mercy endureth forever. ; j
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The absurdity of yesterday is the practicability of today and the
necessity, of tomorrow,, . i ' . ; ; , . . . ....;.
t The Scientific AlnCrjcani a recognized authority In practical
science, announces its belief In the transmutation of mefals and
that it proposes tp-v finance an attempt to make-gold from mercury.
The proposition Is essentially identical with the long ridiculed ambi
tion of the alchernists ofthe Middle Ages.- Except, of course, that
this Is scientific rr 1 '! I - ? i
i By anfelecrfcaJ.-atctia-J:acking machine the experiments will
seelc to drive a single electron from the eighty in the planetary system
of ihe mercury atomj leaving the group of seventy-nine characteristics
of the ultimate structure of gold. It sounds simple enough. A not
dissimilar result is obtained daily in our oil refineries, where mole
cules of the heavier hydrocarbons are broken up to produce gasoline.
- It looks like! another blow at the Victorian era a time in which
bright, sharp-edged, hard-minted facts such aa that elements ! were
elements and immutable, passed current in scientific circles and it
was the fashion to smile patronizingly at the old alchemists, admit
they had made contributions to knowledge, but declare that what
they were trying to do was foolish and impossible. The Victorian
era also smiled, jit .will be recalled, at the Icarus legend and the
childish Idea of the old Greeks that men might fly. ,
Time has blurred the outlines and made hazy the inscriptions on
many of the facts rthat were : legal "tender even as recently as thirty
years ago. No scientist is quite so sure of -anything" as he was before
tfci Curies in their little French laboratory turned up that wonder
mtftal. radium. Great men of science now speak in sober expectation
or binding virtually Inexhaustible sources of energy which i make
the dream of the! perpetual-motion seekers almost come true. . Most
of . the scientific "impossibilities" of yesterday are no longer in the
realm of impossibility, v. 'I : i : I v t,,,
' It is notquite true that thoughts and ideas run Incifcles. But
thev do seem to take a helical course, not returning to the same stfot,
but to Another point in the same vertical line. iThe modern al
cSm'ists "re no't ?epeating the experiments ol
if iho nrpflpcessors did try to make gold from quicasuver. lansiey
LVd i the P!r7thir. 3d not fasten feathers on their shoulders
t, th wax : in the manner of Icarus. The problem Is approached from
a Sifferent angle; but it Is, the same, problem. j . ,
The ancient philosophers held 'that the elements of the
worM were four. 'The ancient alchemists th thgjJ
oly seven. ' The modern chemists know of 83 ; but they are
l?w&t to be element or elements.
-ow is that fthere are only
two elements; the hydrogen molecule and helium gas; and
that these may possibly be reduced to one element, perhaps
hf Ambook 'on science is out of date by the time it is printed
and the ink dry on its pages. , , 1. . Q ' a fr
( Up to a few days ago, sucrose, the chemical name for
commercial sugar, was j thought to be possible of anuf ac
ture commercially only from cane or sugar beets. But the
UnUed I States Department of Agriculture announcejjn the
XSocLted Pres Newspapers of the
n.nrncess of crvstalizing sugar drawn from artichofces naa
,Lound,WWch would likely revolutionize the sugarnu
&nS of the, world; artichokes bemg . cheaper m produc-
inn than either cane or sugar beets and the sugar arawn
$1 : to say nothing of several-other
a? So tough a lolist. Henry Ford ano! his engineers
xAd chemK things that cannot be done,
1 rnawm happen if mercury an fturnedfto gold?
as a whole. Perhaps: the process ; will be "nf "e
if at it will not lower the price of gold. And if the value 01
gold buiTion should be lowered greatly, ways nU stil be found
to measure values ; for gold is used m money transactions
n?oStya mure of value ; more than as a store of value.
ONE VOTE THAT MADE A WAR
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The importance of the individual vote is brought out
rather vividly in a recent article from the pen of a writer
on historical subjects, lie says, that m the fall of 1811 a
Khode Island farmer found one of his porkers entangled in
a stump fence. He fussed half an hour in freeing the hog
and as a result he got to the polls a few minutes too late to
iret in his vote::lHe was a Federalist and as a resultof his
delay a Representative who favored war with Great Britain
was elected to the Legislature by a margin of one vote.. The
Assembly, by a margin of one vote, elected a. United States
Senator who favored the war. Still later Congress, by a
majority of one vote, declared war 1 upon England; That is
how the embroilment of 1812 began. It was a one-vote war
And many good Americans still Chink it might have been
avoided by a higher and wiser form of statesmanship.1 f
But" however this may be, the chain of incidents shows
how much may depend upon a single vote in a republic.
rniuestionably President Cool
i lse was timely ln appointing. his
furm commission. 1, Tpe farmers
are in better condition now, but
that is the best tinie to formulate
a5 policy to prevent a! recurTence
vt depression- It 1i not likely we
will have 0-cent whent next year,
and neither is it probable we will
have fl.50 wheati -The present
prices are the result! of unusual
conditions, both at J home and
abroad -world shortage as a mat
ter of fact. :
The farmers still have confront
ing them a regulation of crop co-
; -"ration. The farmers want to
' to rcgalale. thfy are
, i Henafrr Job Dept.
Oregon, aa aocond-elaaa matter
will plant on present prices, which
are abnormal." . f j ; .
This commission can study farm
ing conditions and prognosticate
them as accurately as the weath
er. For a good many years peo
ple laughed at the weather fore
casts, but now they -know S3. per
cent of it is accurate, and the 1
per cent failure is because of con
ditions changing without notice.
The, same thing can be , done in
marketing with just as much ac
curacy. The distress that came
upon the farmers was largely be
cause of the haphazard nature of
their business, blind planting of
crops, uncertainty of weather.
guelng ori nation and world pro
duction, and "(afcing chances on
scientific way to forecast and to
regulate In such a way that the
severe depression out of which we
are emerging can be prevented
We agree that it Is a big order
and one not easily filled, but men
of great : minds and constructive
purposes are busy centering on
the solution of this difficult prob
lem. It is not unusual to haVe
these market conditions. In the
early Jamestown settlement there
was a flooding of the market, and
finally the surplus was shipped jto
England." We have always been
subject to surpluses, and we prob
ably always will be, but if we
devise a marketing system the
world will readily consume all we
produce. -., -1
True, we must plant scientifical
ly and cultivate according to the
conditions of our land, but we
must also market intelligently. It
Is a fact that the farmers need to
be the best business men in the
country and they are fast realiz
ing this, as well as appreciating
It is regretted that many of
friends of the income tax .are pur
suing the same policy that the re
pealers pursued when Portland
repealed the law. They are, say
ing that the state is ruined Just
as the other fellows talked before
the election'.; "We condemned that
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then; we condemn , the position
now. It Is no, way to build a state.
The only way Oregon will lever
grow and become great is to unite
and boost. We will have these
differences, of course, but Ithey
should be purely domestic and in
ternal and not fed to outsiders or
handed over to jealous rivals to
use the best way they can. There
is no question about tho fact that
Washington state newspapers were
furnished, with derogatory articles
about Oregon to influence our
people before election. It j was
wrong and it is just as wrong now
for the friends of the income tax
to be parading their disappoint
ment and insisting that, the state
is ruined. Oregon - is too big a
state and too great; its- future is
too promising to be ruined Cither
way, but we must appreciate that
boosting Is what pays, and loyalty
Is the first paragraph in our Creed.
The musical program last night
was appreciated by more people
than usual. It is mighty good that
Salem Is being educated up to
these finer things of life. jThere
are really hundreds of people in
this town who would enjoy tine
music with just a little bit of edu
cation or practice. Gradually
these people are being attracted
and the result is we will have a
higher citizenship, a better city,
and a more attractive home life.
Music is a -great thing, but many
people can not understand it. Yet
an understanding of music Is the
result of practice and if the peo
ple will practice they will come
to enrich their lives at a nominal
cost,. . There is no education as
easy to get as the understanding
of music. We do not mean by
this rendering, but we mean listen
ing to and enjoying. '
Samuel' Gotnpers likes tto light
on his feet. Just before election
he was rampant for. a third party.
Now since he couldn't deliver his
vote he says he never was for a
third party, but always was a
non-partisan. The fact of the case
Is that Gompers got just what was
coming to him, and an interview
shows that he realizes itj
The American laboring people
are too intelligent to be led or
driven by anybody. Theyf do their
own reading and their own think
ing, and reach their owq conclu
sions. Mr. Gompers is presiding
over too' intelligent a crowd of men
to lead them as suits his caprice.
He must give them something sub
stantial and" they will decide for
themselves whether they, think it
good or not. ; , ; l
Congress Is to be asked to pass
a law to have universal draft in
the case of r war.' If this means
drafting of men and property It
is a great thing. Of course there
should be no other jwaij,' and- we
have a pretty good Idea that If the
money Interests of the country felt
that property was going to be
drafted, as well as men it would
be a goodi deal harder to get a
declaration of war. Even ithc
profiteers would hesitate before
becoming active. . I f
. Rev. W. Boyd Moore J pastor of
the Canby Methodist church, was
a visitor in Salem yesterday.
Mrs. F. Freiber and daughter
Erma were visitors from Shaw
Adele Garrison's Kew Phase of
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
Copyright 1921, by Newspaper
Feature Service, Inc.
MY MARRIAGE! PROBLEMS ..
THE SCENE ALLEN DRAKE
CAREFULLY STAGED ;
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Even Allen Drake, with all his'
arrogance, does not dispute Lil
lian when her tone holds the fin
ality which we heard in it as she
asserted that I was going Into the
library with the rest of them. That
he was furious I guessed, but his
answer was icily Indifferent.
"As you wish," he said curtly.
Then he turned and walked down
the stairs without waiting for the
rest of us. My father followed
with a troubled , look at me, and
I knew that he had read a subtle
hint of danger for me in Allen
Drake's demur at my presence.
But Lillian put her lips to my
ear and whispered gleefully: ,
"That's one for mam'a darling
pet. And isn't he biting the at
mosphere?" I could not suppress a chuckle
at the characterization, though I
was panic-stricken for "fear Mr.
Drake had heard It.' Bat if bis
ears had caught - the sound, he
gave '.'no indication, of it." Indeed,
when we entered the library he
seemed to have shed all temper
and pettiness. He was once more
the keen-eyed tracker of criminal
and their deeds, with no apparent
thought for anything else in the
world save the task in hand.
MADGE BRACES HERSELF
The chilled sensation which had
come to me at the sight of Smith's
bound figure shuffling down the
stairs,, returned to me Intensified
as. crossing the threshold of the
library. I found myself directly
facing him. , The secret service
operatives' had placed his bound
figure in a big arm chair, which
1 whether by accident or because
of their sense of the dramatic
was placed in the center of the
I His feet, resting upon the floor,
were strained as far apart as the
bounds which had been loosened
for. walking would . permit, 1 and
there "was the same effect of strug
gle against his shackles in every
line of his limbs and torso. And
in his eyes, blazing with futile
anger, there was such malevolence
that I, encountering them, and
fancying that their expression in
tensified at the sight of me, had
all I could do to keep from turn
ing in utter panic and dashing
from the room.
Pride of Lillian's confidence in
me braced me as effectually, how
ever, as did my fear that Allen
Drake might discover my weak
ness. So I placed a chair in a
corner of the room, managing to
keep out of his angle of vision.
A NONCHALANT QUESTION
; My father followed me closely
and drew a chair near mine, but
Lillian Btopped 1 just inside the
door, where .Allen i Drake -was
standing. I saw clearly that my
fatherland I were to be but super
numeraries in the scene now stag
ing, while Allen, Lillian and Smith
wefe to have the leading roles.
1 fYou may gaviiow, boys." , Mr.
Drkffiakr abruptly ;toV the. men
who ijiad'. brought;. Smith down-
stajrs.- ftlo ouf'on theeranda '
and imokc - if yqtf likuy I'll call
you when I ..want you;'r-.7.
The men went quietly out of
the room, and Allen Drake closed
the door after them, locked it.
then drew a chair forward for
Lillian. But she shook her bead
J 'rfia ! n MM r
slightly in the negative, and he
did not persist In hie) offer.
I think be knew, as I did, that
Lillian In any tense moment is
always upon her feet. " When she
is thinking out a problem she sits
well forward In her chair, her
elbows upon its arm. her chin
cupped in her palms, but action
brings her upright,' usually sets
her pacing to and fro with short,
swift steps.; ii
She did not walk at this mo
ment, however, instead, she
leaned ever so slightly fprward,
her hands clasped loosely in front
of ; her, and , watched Smith nar
rowly. And while he had regard
ed me. with undisguised malevo
lence, and was palpably enraged at
Alien; Drake, I noticed that he
kept his eyes carefully averted
from Lillian. j
Mr. Drake sauntered lazily to
the mantel: over the fireplace,
from which vantage point he was
enabled to tower over Smith and
look directly down into the man's
face I had a sudden illuminating
notion whose orders were respon
sible for the placing of Smith's
Chair and he rested his elbow
upon the mantel In the nonchal
ant, apparently indolent fashion
which he often affects.
I wondered tensely what would
be the firat words he would uter
to the bound man before hint,
but instead of addressing Smith,
he ; spoke with the courteous j al
most grandiose manner which he
affects: . j
"Do you and Mrs. Graham mind
if I smoke? he asked,-and i his
tone and manner showed no slight
est indication that he ,knew any
one like Smith was within ..a
thousand miles of him. 4 j
. (To be continued) .
Price Cutting in Prunes
71 Stirs Salem Market
A good deal of excitement was
caused in the prune market yes
terday upon the receipt of a dis
patch from H. R. Jones of tho
Dragcr Fruit company, now in
New York, that Mason Khrman,
Gile.and the California Packing
corporation all were cutting the
price by offering 40s at 8 cents
when the market has been holding
firm at 8 H cents with a rise ex
pected. Then came another tele
gram to a local packer from .New
York of the sale of 40s lni two
pound cartons at 10 U cents which
netted 8 cents, indicating! that
prunes are saleable at the' old
price, i w i
The California Packing corpora
tion said it would sell prunes at 8
cents but has now withdrawn
from the market. ' The Jile inter
ests are quoted as saying they of
fered the 40s at 8 cents because
they believed they were following
the' lead ot the California Packing
;1 ;W. F. Drager is very emphatic
In his declaration that this price
is needless and says that the only
warrant for it is inferior goods.
It is believed that the flurry is
over and that the stabled prices
will obtain. I
When Stomach "Rebels"
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j Instantly ! End Indigestion,
Correct your digestion , and quiet
your rebellious stomach by eating
U few tablets of Papo's Diapepsin
rr-anytime! Nothing else known
relieves the distress of Indiges
tion, Gases, Heartburn. Flatutence,
Bloating or Acidity so promptly
besides, the relief is pleasant and
The Highest Measure of
Safety For Your Valuables
Thieves or fire might cause you the loss of
valuable papers and documents that even money
could not replace.
In the great vaults of the United States Na
tional, those valuables are away from both fire
and prying fingers. This safety will cost you less
than a cent a day. Isn't this almost negligible
considering the protection afforded? (
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Maxson Foxhall, Judez,.
THE CRY OF THK CROSS-Wt)RD
PUZZLE ADDICT .
(By George S. Chappell) '
Take that cross-word book4away!
Hide the dictionary, too! ,
Let me, on this new-born daj
Do the things I ought to do.
In some closet dim and dark,
- Closed with padlock, bolt and
Place the lexicon and park
In my paper of today
May the news my mind engage.
Letting now attention stray '
To the luring puzzle-page.
Thus, when comes the peaceful
' Dreamless sleep shall crown my
With no squares ot black and
Dancing wildly round my bed.
"There goes a man who speaks
. "Yes, sir, and his wife gets
more use out of one language
than he does out of the whole
seven." W. W. Schaffer.
. Tli Merr--Cio-RounI
Father:. "What . makes .you so
giddy?" , V
5 His Flapper. Daughter:'. "The
whirl of society. .-
Anne: "Was it a case of love at
first sight?" '
Catherine: "Yes the first timo
I saw him in his new car." ;
.. Emma Hooks.
A Gridiron Note
The football team of Yarvard
Once played a ladies' team.
The guards and tackles made 'em
The center was a dream.
And lo. the ladies beat them
By twenty-four to nine. '
For Yarvard lost two hundred
For holding in the line.
"Speaking of home and mother
songs " - ,
"Yes?" -. j '
"It's a wonder somebody
wouldn't write a song about a
real estate man. I've provided
enough homes, and on easy pay.
mentsJ too" William S. Adkins
"It's awful how he drinks!"
"It's awful WHAT he drinks."
."Oh this parting is bitter bit
ter," she moaned, as the quinine
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Gas, Heartburn, Acfdity
Millions know the magic of
"Pape's Diapepsin" and : always
keep it handy to reinforce tho di
gestion, should they cat t.oo much
or eat something which does not
agree with theni. 60 cent pack
ages guaranteed by druggists
everywhere. Adv. . .
capsule came apart just as she
No Way To Square The Circular
"This circular says that if I in
vest In this oil stock now it will
double in value in SO days."
"Yes, but What you see in a cir
cular ia never on the square-."
C. L. Edson.
Bobbed hair isn't always a short
cut 'to beauty.
Unnecessary Information :
Lucille and Evelyn were "two
small sisters Just starting in
school. Evelyn,, proud of her
learning, was reproving Lucille for
drinking coffee. ,
"You ought not to drink cof
fee. It will make you weak."
"I i know it." replied Lucille
haughtily, "I've studied history."
WALLY THE MYSTIC
He'll Answer Your Questions,
As long as life remains in us
Some things will make us fume
and fuss; '
But If you'll let him. Wally will
Give mystic help and send no bill.
. - True Friends' . -. : , , ' '
Neighbors have told me
My beau is fickle as can be;
He swears that to me he is true.
Shall I believe him?
- Troubled Sue. '
Dear ' Troubled Sue;
It's mighty queer the things that
I neighbors see and hear; .
So if they've started in to pan him
The best thing you can, do is can
him. .. -
Hearken to my squeak. .
My beau calls on mo twice a week,
And twice a week upon my chum.
What shall we do? Yours truly,
You girls should keep In mind -
This wise old saying of mankind:
.AND . V " '"I - - I: A
How They Are
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.We have arranged "an
educational display in our
.window of actual materi
als which go into a WILt
TON RUG. V hen you
buy a rug. you buy it for
years of service thafs
.why wo feature only rugs
or the quality) that will
give our customers added
cause for- satisfaction us
the-years go by.
Silk and Cotton Madras
36 inches to 50 inches wide, values
to $3.00 per yard..
SPECIAL PRICE 98c
36 inches wide, Values, to $1.50
: per yard
SPECIAL PRICE $1.00
Cretonnes and Chintz
36 inches wide, values to $1.00.
IN LOTS OF 25c 33c 30c
NETS SPECIAL OFF
Net 43 inches In. rose and orange.
Value $1.75. ,
- SPECIAL AT 51-00
. Special prices on fringe, rilgingi,
tTt. Itcnuiuuts at prices below cost.
A half a man. though he be gall,
Is better than no man at all.
Tenant: "You've got to make
the woman in the flat above stop
singing or reduce my rent."
Landlord: "I'll fix it up all
right. I'll raise the rent on her
so that she won't feel like sing
ing." Not Over-Optimistic
Jordon: "Do you believe skirts
are shorter this fall?"
Playboy: , "Humph, we shall see
what we shall see." '
Native: "How do you find tho
girls in this town?"
Visitor: "Oh. mostly In automo
biles." Mrs. Louis Abel.
It was a mournful turkey;
I heard him thus repine:
"The days are growing shorter.
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