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THE OREGON- STATESMAN 'SALEM, ; OREGON
WEDNESDAY MORNING DECEJIBER 17, 1924
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. December 17, 1924 !
WINNING AN ENEMY: If thine enemy be hungry. give blm
bread to eat; and If he be thirsty, giro him water to drink. Pro
rerbs 25:21., - ?
. PRAYER:- O our God, when we were enemies to Thee -we were
reconciled through the death of Thy Son. Lead us by Thy Spirit that
we also may reconcile our enemies to us and to Thee.
? The Department of the Interior appropriation bill as it
passed the house and as it will "be reported to theSeuate today
contains an item of $208,250 for the Salem United States Indian
Training school at Chemawa, an increase of $9000 over last
year, and the bill provides for 850 pupils, an increase of 50 over
last year1 L . " y ' -: ..'
And this w$r,mean 1000. There are over 000 there now, on
in appropriation for 800; the productive use of the fanning arid
gardening laild 3md economics' of a&atnlstration allowing of
4his greater Wrvieef or the funds provided. J r ;
:"t.t So far so, good Jf Tha, is somethiugHfi , iLi : ,;
yr But it li jipt enoligh. The bill still contains the provision
against the further reception of Alaskan Indian pupils after
January first. ! .1." ,
x This ought tnot to ;be, t The scheme ought not to be allowed
to'be put over, v M:,t ' x -: :-: "
r It has been carried on through false pretenses, as related
in the "article in this corner of The Statesman on Sunday. Those
who are working for the scheme have been saying the climatic
changes here cause the Alaskan Indians to become tubercular.
This is-a lie. Those who use this argument know it is a lie.
They have been saying the students graduated from the Salem
school do not readily go back to the ways of their former life.
Of course they do not. They should not. This ought to be an
argument for the training they receive here. Their former
environments are on-the average beneath all enlightened in
stincts of humanity and morality. r
j V Salem must wake up, and send wires ;and letters to the
members of the Oregon delegation. - The Statesman is making
.this kind of a fight and is doing it gladly ; asa matter of duty
and common decency and common honesty. But this is the fight
of every man and woman in Salem, or in j the whole United
States, as much as it is the fight
The Statesman has been telling of the great importance and
gtovrth and possible, further expansion of our, Latin American
trade, nnder the fostering car of Secretary of Commerce
Herbert Hoover j J
An expansion destined to render our producers of food
stuffs, at least, independent of Europe and finally to change
our country from an exporter to an importer of foodstuffs. '-.
Here are some more specific figures: j ? r
In the first nine months of this year we exported 4,546,000
pounds of butter. Nearly all of it went to the Latin Americas.
Mexico, took 665,000 pounds, and that country buys about 95
per cent of its butter from our producers. And 425,000 pounds
of it went to Peru. So on down the list. !
In the same nine months we exported 2,822,000 pounds of
cheese. Cuba, took 890,000 pounds of it, Mexico 602,000, and
nearly all the rest of it went to the Latin Americas also.
We: exported 22,000,000 dozens of eggs in the same nine
months, and . Cuba took 9,768,000 dozens of them, Mexico
4,393,000 dozens, Panama 702,000 dozens and nearly all the rest
went to Latin America, Argentina took 1,882,000 dozens. -
Again, we should have another Hoover, to conduct a nromo-
tion department, to render the
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The date importers of the United States have an association,
and it is flooding the country with circulars and other forms of
advertising, tcHingf how good and wholesome, and appetizing
and delicious dates are. Yott cannot blame' them. But they arc
taking part ?of th-,trade that.ughttQ.ibclorig to our prune
growers and our producers of various other fruits; including
our loganberry growers. Wj should advertise more. Wc should
tell 'em how much better for the health and for the good of the
whole country are our own home grown fruits.
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Mr. Vining, president of the State Chamber of Commerce,
is giving the whole people of Oregon the message the Slogan
inan of The Statesman has preached for so many years that he
does not care to say how many that Oregonians must sell
Oregon to themselves. They have the potentially greatest and
.richest and altogether best state in the Union and a whole lot
of them are still either ignorant of this most important fact or
are saying little or nothing about.it. They should know the
truth and tell it all the time and every where,! and the truth will
make them rich. " r
FRUN'CII SPOLIATION CLADIS
The French spoliation claims
are coming in for a1 good deal of
attention just now because Presi
dent. Coolidge has recommended
- the payment of J the . remaining
ones. Four previous appropria
tions r have been' made by acts
passed In 1891, 1899, 1902 and
;i05, but there is still unliquidat
ed 1500 claims. They have re
malned unpaid since the. year
ISOO-j-a century and a quarter.
Thej country is inclined to agree
with the ( president that if these
claims are Just they ought to be
." The history of the origin of
these claims, except as It has been
recalled at intervals since a period
slightly later ' than the Revolu
tionary; war, .Is almost forgotten.
At : the- close of that war. In, re
cognition of , the assistance given
by Lafayette and the French na
tion; the TJnited States pledged it
. self to aid France. In' protecting
Its colonics In the'West Indies In
ta; 3, uf attach ' by .Great Britain.
St, Sal. Orfm
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Orago. aa aaeond-claaa mattar
of The Statesman.
United States a self contained
When, a few years later, this as
sistance was- asked, President
Washington decided that his coun
try was not In a position to ren
der this aid, and the treatyVas
abrogated. As a result, France
adopted a policy of reprisals
against American vessels. Somo
3,000 ships were seized. In 1800
a new convention of peace was
concluded between France and the
United States, under which French
national claims against the United
States were offset by the Individu
al claims of American citizen aris
ing out of seizures under the re
prisal policy. ,
There have been a number of
reports on this. In i 1827 a full
documentary proof of the claims
was supplied by the state depart
ment. Altogether 40 favorable
reports hare been filed and twice
congress voted, relief. One of
these was vetoed by President
Polk and the' other by President
Pierce. In - 1885 the eourt' ol
! claims undertook an investigation
;and 20-". years" later ' reported,
rrcsidcttt TaU tlco recommended
to -congress .that a settlement of
the claims . be made, although
President Cleveland In 189$ had
retoed a relief bill upon the theory
that whatever liability existed
must be assumed by the insurance
companies which had written poli
cies on the vessels. .
There is no assurance that Pres
ident Coolidge's recommendation
will be followed as the claims are
pretty well wrapped up In red
tape anyway, but the country
agrees that now is a good time to
make an equitable adjustment of
our admitted obligations. '
CARING FOR WILD HORSES
The Oregon State Humane so
ciety received a letter by airplane
mail yesterday from President
Wilder of the American Humane
association, head of the national
organization in New. York, saying
they were ready to act upon the
plea of the Oregon State Human?
society for help in dealing with
the wild horse problem in eastern
The Washington State Humane
society has 1 also taken action to
take steps to relieve the starving
horses in the Inland Empire, or
adopt some plan to put them out
of' their misery. The publicity
matter sent out by the Oregon so
ciety has stirred the humanitari
ans all over the nation to come
to the rescue of suffering animals.
With the financial assistance
offered in New York a first class
humane officer will be put in the
field to organize local aid and
visit the owners of the stock and
formulate plans to either feed the
starving' animals Or secure cooper
ation in rounding them up' and
seeing that they are 'humanely ex
terminated, as has been suggested;
Col. Hofer, as president, and
Mrs. Swanton as state - manager,
feel they have made a little prog
ress in the solution of the biggest
domestic animal problem ever
faced by a humane organization.
In the absence of any 'legislation
touching the subject and with no
state appropriation to work with,
they are going to secure action.
Christmas is a time of good
cheer; it Is a time for helpfulness;
it is a time when everybody wants
to do good some more, ; some
less. ; ' "' " . , ;
Listen! Everyone around Sa
lem can do ' this thing. If ; they
know a, family that needs Christ
mas cheer that is hot on the list of
the organizations and they will
send that family's name to
The Statesman, sympathetic hands
will administer neighborly relief.
It will not be charity. It will not
be blazoned abroad. It will be
quietly done in the spirit of neigh
borliness. . - -j ; ' . . :
The Statesman Chrtmas fund
Is a messenger of good cheer. That
is the sole purpose for which the
money has been collected, i There
Isn't a cent that has been given
but what could have. been given
to other deserving institutions,
but these gifts 'were made because
the donors felt their money would
be used for neighborly kindness
and help that would not injure the
pride or duplicate I any other
work. . , ; ' . , :
There are a good many people
who will have no Christmas. They
are not'subjects for charity. They
are unfortunate neighbors, lit
matters not at this time why they
are poor. It matters .a great deal
If they are left to suffer because
in this land of abundance certainly
no one wants anyonejn Sajem or
vicinity to go .without jSJjrJsunas.
good cheer.' I
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H,vW 'Stone of thePprttand
YMCA has just returned Yr6m "the
east and finds that j there' J. a
revival of Interest In YMCA work.
That has been apparent in Salem
for some time. In fact there has
been no lagging here. - Both the
city and the county "Y" have met
every challenge and . responded
to every legitimate demand. The
YMCA fills a real need. It is a
work that the churches might have
done had it started 50 years ago
and developed the Institutional
idea, but they did not start, and it
Is too late now. The field belongs
to the YMCA, and it is good news
that everywhere in the country
the usefulness of this splendid .or
ganization is being recognized. 'X
THE RIGHT TONE
Denton G. Burdick. who will be
tho next speaker of the house, has
heard the vagabond j talk 'about
punishing Governor Pierce and
making a martyr of him. , He sees
the folly of it. Mr. Burdick in a
very sensible interview takes the
position that this must be a con
structive legislature and f good
Ideas will be welcomed from any
one.. He declares that service is
going to be recognized as never be
fore, and the republican majority;
will address itself to the needs of
Oregon in a-patriotic rather thin
a partisan spirit1 Included in tho
interview, Mr. llurdick said: '.: k 1
"This talk or taking away ap
pointments from the "governor Is
only talk, as I get the rumors, for
the house members have indicated
no such program against; Mr.
Pierce.' Representatives arfe going
to Salem ' to' work for the "state,
and they are Interested In effici
ency and economy and' are not
actuated by a desire to play petty
politics. Just remember that leg
islators' pay Is $3 a day and that
the house is full of successful men
in many lines who are making a
personal sacrifice in contributing
their services to the common
wealth. Taxpayers want a busi
nesslike session, and the repre
sentatives will try to make good
"And one thing more. I have
not heard a member say he wanted
to put the governor In, a hole, or
punish him. The governor has his
responsibilities and duties as gov- !
ernor; the house has its duties
and responsibilities as the house."
Of course there is a great de
mand for appropriations. Paid
lobbyists will be here presenting
everything under the sun. There
is one institution that must not
be crippled. It must be given
money enough to continue. The
state normal has doubled its at
tendance the last three years. It
is almost in the bread-line so far
as money is concerned, yet it con
tinues to exert every ounce of Its
strength for the betterment of the
Oregon schools. It is very essen
tial to have the schools taught fey
those understanding normal work
and while all the educational in
stitutions of the ."'state, are doing
good work, the Monmouth normal
Is the only one devoted exclusively
to .fthet principle,, of better teach-:
ersf . , r . ,-.
:i If the ways and means' commit
tee of the legislature will take a
trip over to Monmouth, which is
only 1 5 miles ' distant, and will
familiarize itself with tho work
that is being donjs there and pre
sent first-hand the needs' of this
school, there is no question that
it will be permitted to expand as
it should. Those familiar .with
the work being done are all parti
sans of the state normal. ! .
LOOKIN G UP
The trade balance in favor of
the United States for the month
of November was $198,000,000.
Our exports s are getting larger.
For the 11 months ending with
November the United : States had
a favorable balance-on the basis
of department of commerce figures
of $869,000,000, produced by ex
ports of $4,145,000,000 and' Im
ports Of $3,276.000,00b:'wWe im-
ported gold to the amount of $19,1;
849,000 and silver to the amount
of $6,480,000. Our exports of the
two metals amounted to about
$16,000,000. Grain - exports-conr
tinue to be gratifying which means
that the price will stay up.";'
The talk about the slaughter ef
the , Christmas trees is not war
ranted. The greatest desire of a
tree if it could speak would be to
contribute to human happiness,
and no tree does this quite so
much as the Christmas tree. . A
tree has not lived in vain that
finds its last resting place in a
home on. Christmas eve. '
The modern test of will power
Is to work cross-word puzzles or
let 'em alone.
Attack Upon Woman Is ;
" Vehemently Denied; H ere
SILVERTON, Ore., Dec. 16.
(Special.) Trinity Young Peo
ple's Society held its' annual meet
irig8unday afternoon at Trinity
Social rooms. Lunch1 was served
by Mrs, Tom Hansen Mrs. C. J.
Dahlen and Mrs. Otto Legard.
A. program opened the session
jrith the following numbers: Piano
duet by Miss Ingeborg Soplerud?
and .Miss Agnes' Daheln. reading
Jerdis Kloster, selections by Trin
ity band; selections by a string
quartet composed of Alfred Jen
sen first violin. M. St oo rsti second
violin, Louis Foss viola. Axel Lar
son guitar. Election of , officers
resulted in the following: Pres
ident, Victory Madsen; vice pres
ident. Esther ' Tone; secretary,
Harold Larson; treasurer. Mrs.
Oscar Satern; assistant treasurer,
Jelmer Refsland. ,
T FUTURE DATES l
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Iccrmhor 17, Wednesday Hhondda
Mala chorus. 8 o'clock. Armory. .
VeeemUer 17, Wedneoday Amrriaa
War Mothers' food Mia.-' i Southern I'm
cific city ticket office. I
" December 19, Friday American Wat
Mtbni' Cooked food a!e at tha South
era Pacific city ticket ofdee.
iecembiT 1. Friday Salem OAC club
party at Colonial Dam Tea Sboppe.
- Iecomber SO. Saturday Portland Ki
ranik chorun at armory. , .
December 23, Tuesday Annoal home?
coming, Kaleni hieh acbool. I'roframj
hor and hakctbtH.
December 25, Thursday Chriitmat
tt B. Tneedar Coronat'on of
King Bins of Cherriaaa and installation
o. Uier toittcerm
January IX. Monday rOpeainj of 1923
1crUtnre. .- ' , .
FeVnury 7. Saturday Denate. Willam
etto uBietitj ya. UoivertUy of W'aU Yir
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THE MODEKX LOVEtt
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By DOOR MANGOOD
The fighting instinct of the male
Now centers round a business sale.
And I'm afraid there's not much
That It will bother with romance.
Whate'evr remains of primal
.- ' brute ' - ,
The game of golf will soon np-
root;. ! ..
So, girls, you'll have to change
A he-man lover's hard to find.
A few there are; they'll pass away
At some not very distant day,
For how can they keep strong and
When eating this French pastry
Looking Forward to a Happy New
"Isn't it rather unusual for you
to think of sending your doctor a
"Yes, but I figure if I send him
a subscription to this newspaper
there'll be something up-to-date
to read in his waiting room when
I get there."
What Every Hunband Knaws u
Brown: "It's the woman who
pays." . 1 1
f Green: "Yes, after you've
handed over , the... .money." Ed
mund J. Kiefer. ,..-t ,
. TTi:,v:;iA '
Illustrated,? Proverb. .'t,if
: The minister pocketed the well-;
ding fee. j
"Well,, we must profit by other
people's mistakes," he observed. J
, . J. W. RIDINGS. J
' Everybody has to learn by their
own ixperience. No matter how
meny peeple yon see fall down on
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Out Januay 1, 1925
Send it to your friends
it is The Willamette Valley's greatest advertisement, well calculated
to arouse the interest of the citizen in less fortunate sections and having
aroused it, to implant a longing or a home where Jif c is more worth
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Gentlemen: . , .
Enclosed find ...for which mail The Oregon btatcsuian's splendid i
annual to each of tho abovo addresses. ' j
Sender .V v (1 ; (
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A greeting from tho Willamette Valley that will be appreciated.
slippery payments, the onf sensa
tion you get out of it is plezzure
untill you fall down on one your
self and realize it has a panefill
side to it. After that wen you see
somebody take a flop on the ice
you know enuff to be glad Its not
you. thus adding to the plezzure.
The best way to tell if the wa
ter in the bath tub is hotter than
you think, is by the ixperience of
sticking part of one toe in first,
because if it berns your, toe wat
would it do to the majority of
If you eat pickets and ice cream
and fried tomatoes and get a fierce
stomach ake, the ixperience wijl
teetch you to eat some other mix
ture next time, but on the other
hand if you eat it and nothing
happens you awt to have sents
enuff not to do it agen enyways.
" " Throat Troublo 1
Janet: "Her adenoids seemed to
interfere with her singing so she
Jim: "She should have had het
What has become of the old
fashioned girl who used to cough
when she smoked a 'cigarette?
Jerry: "So you didn't recognize
her at the ball did 8be' wear a
mask?'lssr: --.-v . -
George: "Better than that she
came wlthoat a make-up.'
I 'i'in'f.;- Archie Lor be r.
t To a Baby -
"Your eyes of blue, sweet, ay mine.
Set lovelight dancing free;
The little dimples in your cheeks
. Play hide and seek with me.
You coo and coo, dear little one.
How sweet those sounds to me!
Some WERE ftepared for Ctristmas
Those of you who planned a few months ahead for
the expenses of Christmas feel happy about it now,
and the sacrifices made are forgotten in' the pleasure of
knowing that no debts will confront you after Christ
mas." '."'! ' - ' ' '- :" "
You are to be commended for your foresight but keep
in mind, too, that there are other occasions, and some
of them unexpected, that necessitate ready monej.
Keep building up that bank account of yours all the
time here at the United States National,
215 South Commercial at., balem, Oregon.
You seem just like an angel as
. ' I hold you on my knee. .
A little it of heaven! Aye, V ,
- For you I'd slave for life!
Ill always love you, baby dear
Say, will you be my wife?
Francis J. Roberts.
A Kmart Girl
Eileen: "Frances doesn't seem
to be in-much of a hurry to get rid
of that cold in her nose."
Helen: "No, she says "i it im
proves, her French .accent." ,
The Advanced Age!
I am pastor of a church
Newark, New Jersey. j '
Recently . I called on a young
couple whose name resembled
"Farrar." They have a little girl
a few weeks old The mother
wanted to call her "Betty" the
father decided it should be "Ger
aldine" and Geraldine It is to
be. . ' -
The young wife's mother Is an
elderly German woman who has
difficulty with the English lan
guage. When they told her
about the name she tried to pro
nounce it. But the nearest she
could come to it was "Gelateen."
She repeated it several' times,
and then said with every sign of
disapproval: "When I was young
we used to choose the children's
names from the Bible, but now
they go to the cook book.''
Rev. H. K. P.
Lawyers, because they like go
ing to court. i
Tailors, because they know how
to press a suit.
Confectioners, because they
have1, the sweetest of kisses. -
Calendar printers, because they
are always eager to make dates.
Card players, because they are
very anxious to hold good hands.
Sunday school teachers,' because
they are ' usually waiting at ' the
church. ; ' 1
Sailors, ? because': r they r know
what hugging is from the way
they see the waves hugging the
shore. Kathryn E, Plennert.
Add Fuji Shop Hall of Fame
, i Editor: "What is your claim
Smith: "I am .the man who
caught the fish that got away,"
Light Up Ycjr Tree
Vith Safety Usnj
with large shad
as low as
in all coloring,
See our new
vrr rf"! .
in many designs.
F. S. Barton