The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 19, 1924, Page 4, Image 4

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    THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM, OREGON
FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1021
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BIBLE THOUGHT AND PRAYER
Prepared by Radio BIBLE SERVICE Bareau, Cincinnati. Ohio.
If parents will hare their children memorize the daily Bible selee
tlons, it will prore a priceless hitajt to them In after years.
i ' December 19 '
I 8 HALL NOT W ANT: The Lord is my Shepherd: I shall not
want. . . Surely goodness and mercy shal? follow! me all the days of
my life: and I will dwell In the house or the Lord for ever. Psalm
23:1. 6
PRAYER:
"The King of Love my Shepherd Is.
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever1." j
THE WASTE OF NOT PRODUCING OUR SUGAR
East Grand Forks, Minnesota, across the Red river from
Grand Forks, North Dakota, is erecting a beet sugar factory.
The Red River Sugar company is the corporate name. The first
building will be completed by Jan. 1. The company is contract
ing with the farmers for 12,000 acres of beets, j The Great North
ern is laying tracks for a spur line. ; j
' Ireland is making-arrangements for her first beet sugar
factory, to be erected and operated by a European syndicate.
The world's sugar crop this year is 22,400,000 long tons, an
increase of 2,500,000: long tons over last year; Europe having
made a gain of 33 per cent over 1923. I
The beet sugar crop of the United States for this year is
1,038,000 short tons; an increase over last year of 42,000 long
tons of 2240 pounds. f .
There is a campaign going on all over the; United States for
the making of more sugar, both beet and cane sugar, and for
the construction of more sugar factories. Boys' and girls' cane
clubs are being organized in the Louisiana cane sugar districts.
Unusual inducements are being offered to growers of sugar
beets' by the beet, sugar factories throughout the United States.
The Salem district is permitting a great economic waste by
not producing and manufacturing her own sugar, with so many
thousands of idle or slacker acres here suitable for growing the
beets. . !
Take a- couple of cases, as samples i
A farmer in Utah turned a patch of land cleared of grease
wood by careful cultivation into a state allowing him this year
to take from his fields beets averaging 10.38 tons to the acre
of beets with 16.5 sugar content. Figure that up, and the
writer believes you will find that this man's fields that were a
year or two ago waste land, yielded a product that gave to the
markets 3573.9 pounds to the acre of sugar.
i i Farmers around Eaton, Colorado, averaged the past season
18 ions of sugar beets to the acre. They received $8 a ton for
their beets. Many , of the farmers there, however, had yields
running above 20 tons to the acre; and the final price may be
higher than $8, owing to a cooperative agreement with the
factory managers; depending upon the sales prices for the
sugar. Take a yield of 20 tons on an acre, and call them 16 per
cent sugar beets. That would mean 6400 pounds of sugar to
the acre, would it not! ; ( i ! 1
' "Well, there is land in the "Willamette valley that has pro
duced sugar beets with, 25 per cent of sugar content. ; That
of beets produced to the acre - i 1 I 1
: But cut this in half, and then cut the half in half, and still
the reader will see that we are committing a shameful economic
waste here,- by not growing and making our own sugar
" Especially since we use and must for all time use such great
quantities of sugar in our fruit canneries," and in our future jam
and jelly and specialty plants. , j
; It would pay the state of Oregon to put up a beet sugar
factory, to manufacture the supply" for the state institutions
here and elsewhere in the state. I :
Dairying and live stock breeding follow beet sugar
factories., The by-products are all used; even the tops of the
beets. . ; . , ., . , t i .
. No fertility is taken from the soil by sugar beets. Their
sugar, content comes from the winds that blow from the four
corners of the earth and .the rains that fall from the heavens, a
benediction of blessing and prosperity.
v And the cultivation of sugar beets rotated with other crops
is good for the other crops. - . j
V There is every reason for sugar factories here. Oregon
must have sugar factories, and the first one ought to be con
structed in Salem T i
i For we have the soil conditions that are right, and we are
used to tending and harvesting crops thatUake much and
patient work. We have the labor, and that is one of the most
important or. tne conditions precedent to success.
Let's have suear factories Tt'a lot Vi -ia n i.
, "
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3LKIXG THE MOST
The last week before Christmas
la the Intense week. It is the
week of excitement, of great an
ticipation on the part of the child
ren. Unfortunately it Is the heart
break week of many parents and
people who can not provide the
Christmas they desire.. .
However, the philosophy of ..life
should be studied and followed.
That means to make the best of
everything. Those who have much
have mnch to be thankful for, and
those who have little should teach
themselves ; to be satisfied and
thankful for what - they have.
There Is no condition so bad but
what you can look around and see
some of your neighbors who are
la a worse one. We must learn
the great lesson of contentment,
the great lesson of making the
best of what we .hare. When we
learn this, Christmas Joy will flow
unalloyed. Until we learn this
there will be bitterness in life and
titlernesa does not go with Christ
inas cheer. " ;
Eomo of the happiest homes in
lbs country are homes where prac
i aL'y everything ia made without
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. . Editor
Ifaaarer Jot Dept.
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Place where hey caa .be made
much expense,? and good cheer
abounds without spending money.
After all is said and done, it Is not
the thing itself that is the Joy, it is
the spirit back of it and in it,
and if we have the Christmas
spirit, big or little, the satlsrac
tion Is just the same.
' The Christ whose birthday we
celebrate wa the Christ to all
people. He even said to the rich
young ruler, "Go sell, and give
to the poor." which meant that
there was a common ground be
tween Christ and the poor. It was
true then; it is true now.
At this Christmas time there
will be people: without any ready
money who will have great good
cheer la their homes. There will
be other , people with plenty of
money without- any cheer what
ever. This is a time to think only
of our blessings and put off until
tomorrow worrying over things we
do not hare. Christmas is a time
of forgetfulness, of oblivion to
ward all things that are disagree
ably and sad: ; V - V ; i ; :
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THE DESERVING
i:very once In a while you hear
a man complain that such and
such a person Is not deserving.
that it is his own fault if his fam
ily suffers. This may j be good
talk some times in the year, but
It ia not good talk at Christmas.
No matter why . a man is down
and out on Christmas, the mantle
of1 good cheer, the - mantle of
brotherly love should be extended
to him and he should be fed and
clothed. No matter what he has
done or how undeserving he may
be, if he has children the respon
sibility of giving Christmas to
them lies with his neighbors and
they can not shirk that responsi
bility. This i3 no time to in
quire the why and wherefore of
poverty. This Is the time to ac
cept it as a fact and apply our
selves (to giving immediate re
lief. , I i
CHANGED CONDITIONS
It is well known to the public
that the democratic party was not
able to get a campaign fund in
the presidential election this year
and was seriously handicapped all
tho way through. However, the
public generally does not know
why a fund was hot forthcoming.
There's a reason, as an adver
tising friend of ours says.
Up to this time the South has
been so solid that the politicians'
could go to the big business and
get all the money they wanted.
The last few, years big business
has realized that it is being mulct
ed for the selfish purpose of the
politicians against its own best
interests. Big business and little
business alike in the : South de
clared its independence this year
and hence no campaign fund.
This change accounts In a large
measure for the lack of enthusi
asm for the democratic program
as announced, by platform speak
ers during the last campaign.
There was a widespread feeling
that the Democratic policies, if en
acted into statutory law, would in
jure business generally and south
ern business in particular. .
The solid South voted faithfully
for the democratic ticket, but the
manufacturers and the business
men of the South did little to fill
the party's war chest. When con
tributions were earnestly : sought
by the national committee, the
South responded feebly. ;
Every southern state has the
same vital interest in the tariff
as the northern states and eventu
ally the democratic leaders and
the South will be brought! to their
senses and the South . will quit
voting prejudice and vote princi
ple. Defending our present tariff
law In the recent campaign. Presi
dent Coolldge declared: !
"We have the lowest tariff
which the republican party has
enacted since 1890, and it is even
lower than the democratic tariff of
1894. Nearly 57 per cent of our
imports are on the free list, while
the average duty on all imports
Is less than 15 per cent. Under
it, In spite of prophecies to the
contrary, our foreign trade has
greatly increased. t
"It has been constantly asserted
that what the farmer buys is pro
tected and what he sells is not
protected. Almost everything that
is used in the business of farming,
as a matter of fact, is on the free
list, While almost everything that
the farmer raises is protected,
from the nuts and citrus fruits of
the Pacific coast, through the
sugar, grain and animal products
of the central west to the dairy
and tobacco products of, the east;
Without such protection; many of
these farm products would be de
stroyed by foreign competition."
THE SIXTH C03IMAND3IEXT
William Jennings Bryan Is the
author of a demand before the
National Council of. Presbyterians
that we enforce the sixth com
mandment. The resolution calls
attention to the evil of criminal
violence: in this country and the
lack of sanctity accorded human
life, and urges cooperation with
the church in the effort to check
murder. Mr. Bryan has hit upon
a great need of the country and
appeals to the Christian people
to build up public sentiment there
by raising , the price 1 of human
Ufe.
The church has gone Into many
things and it has never failed to
effect an improvement. It ; has
i
taken up many subjects and we
submit that this one is worthy of
the attention of the ministers who
are doing such great work in up
lifting the world. j';
The ministry, like Martha, la
troubled about many things, but it
has been strangely indifferent, to
the outstanding and overtopping
evil of criminal violence. In spite
of the fact that the taking of
human life has revealed a moral
and social condition of the gravest
significance, we hear almost noth
ing If it from the ministry, al
though we hear much on the
league of nations, the world court,
the evasion of the liquor laws, the
social vices and Irregularities. Yet
the sixth commandment is still in
the decalogue and ought to be at
least as worthy of attention as the
Volstead set. , ...
THE GEItMAX TREATY
The foreign relations committee
of the senate is protesting the
treaty negotiated with Cermany.
It has one clause in it that is a
departure from the American cus
tom. It has always been the
privilege of America and of any
other country for that matter to
especially provide that freight
carried in American bottoms may
have such preferential rates as
congress may admit. This is a
subsidy,, of course, but if there is
to be a discrimination it ought to
be in favor of our ships. Further
more, if America is ever going to
build up a merchant marine that
will dominate the seas it must
have preferential rates.
Incidentally we must remark
that if the Pacific slope is ever
going to be in a position to handle
the crops and business of the inter-mountain
states there must be
preferential1 railroad rates per
mitting a combination- with sea
going vessels.
goixg sorc
The department .of agriculture
in Washington has just valued the
farm crops of the present year at
$9,479,902,000. The crops were
not so big, but the price was high
er. Especially have the spring
and winter wheat, crops , been ex
tremely satisfactory, and that is
where the depression was. It was
the wheat farmers who went the
deepest down into the slough of
despair and despondency. Corn
is still the king of crops although
this year the production was 600,
000,000 bushels less than last
year but its value was $188,000.-
000 more than last year. Cotton
ranks second and hay, which peo
ple do not seem to take very seri
ously, was the third crop in pro
duction.
MORE GULLING
The little old town of New York
is the easiest gulled of any town
in America. uIt is the most un
American town in America. It is
always looking for celebrities, al
ways looking for something to re
lieve its ennui. A man posing as
Colonel Harvey, who has lived in
New York practically all his life.
got away with it and for six weeks
had the entree to all sorts of life
in that big city. There was not a
suspicion of the 'man being, an
imposter. , ;
THItEK-FOUIlTHS JURY VER
DICT There has popped up again the
old proposition to substitute for
a unanimous verdict of the jury,
three-fourths thereof. Some go as
high as to make it 10 to 12. This
agitation has been going on for
many years and; laws have been
passed in a number of states per
mitting a three-fourths verdict in
certain civil cases,, but the move
ment has made little progress.
Those who have studied the case
say that the criminal lawyers do
not want it. They claim that
when juries are hung they are
hung more often In favor of the
defense than In favor of prosecu
tion, which means that a man will
hang out longer to keep a man
from going to prison than he will
to send him there. All criminal
lawyers understand the psychol
ogy of this and use it to the ut
most. There has been agitation
about taking two-thirds to decide
a constitutional question in the
supreme court. This Is not so bad,
but the recent election put a
quietus on it because the public
said very emphatically they didn't
want any tinkering with the con
stitution. Some time there will
be civil cases provided wherein a
three-fourths jury verdict would
be accepted. Just as now, cases
can be tried with agreement with
less jurors than the law requires,
but courts are great on precedent,
and all reform on procedure moves
very very slowly.
The effort to exterminate our
wild life seems easy for everybody
except the grand jury.
It is estimated that 87 per cent
of those who pity themselves have
but little else to do.
When your back is sore and
lame or lumbago, sciatica or rheu
matism has you stif
fened up, don't suf
fer! Get a 35 cent
bottle of old. honest
St. Jacobs Oil at any
drug store, pour a
7" little in your hand
: J and rub it right on
your aching back,
an d the soreness
and lameness I a
gone.
In use for 65'
years, this soothins,
penetrating oil takes
the pain right out, and ends 'the.
misery. It is absolutely harmless
and doesn't burn -the skin. Ad v.,.
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B LUMBAGO W
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t HELP WANTED
lty Peggy Poo
Brer Rabbit, jes' stop yo projec
tin (
And come heah an listen ter me;
Ah. wants fo' ter make; yo ac-
quainted
WId dat pretty gal. Sue Marie.
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She flirts wid" her eyes mighty
wicked.
Her skirts she can jerk wid a
twirl.
She looks jes lak yams fried in
honey.
Her smile throws mah heart in a
whirl.
She sways to de tune ob de banjo
An seems to be dancin' on air;
Ah'd love ter dance jwid her
; fo-evah, ; .
Mah Sue has sure got me fo fair!
Ternight Ah Is gwoine fo ter tell
' her: i
Ah loves her wid all , of mah
might.
An so won't yo lend me, . Brer
Rabbit,
Yo' let hin foot," Jes, fo, ternight?
Putting Vp a Good T"ront
Mr. Newcomer: "Were you fit
to receive Mrs. Van Style when
she called?" '
Mrs. Newcomer: "Yes, I went
to the. door with my mudpack on
and said" I was not in. Now she
thinks I have a colored maid,"
- One Good Wrinkle Deserves
i Another
What a husband earns by the
sweat of his brow, a wife often
spendsi on the' improvement lot
hers. .
Queer.
North: "People don't j seem to
approve of spooning in automo
biles." !
West: "No; public sentiment is
against public sentiment."
. : E. A.' Kent.
' ,' ' He'll Pay For Them
' Lyons: "Cheer up, old man!
Don't look so down-hearted. With
Christmas i only next week you
ought to feel happy and gay."
Cochrane: "Yes, I pught to.
y .
ft
more
place on many holiday menus
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pork of Frye's
to ihr pound.
tJuy Hams and
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But I caught a glimpse Of tlc list
of presents my wife Is idaking
up." j Chester Seebphm.
Musings of the Returning
Traveler j j j '
The hours I have been away
From Gertrude seem as ytears to
me; i . j
And now 'tis like a dream that we
Will meet ; again this L very day.
I wonder just what we wil say
When, first we meet; if Idr she
Will speak the first word$; If
we'll be 1
Embarrassed, or In spirits gay.
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Down to the front gate wi l she
dart I I
As lightly as a wind-blown:' feath-
' er? i- . r : !
Will we be left alone together
Or will some people, feeling
- smart i 1 i
Stick round, with imp-inspired art
Until I need a first-class t either?
Will she say, "Isn't it fine Weath
er?" ! '
Or "Dinner's , waiting; let us
start'".
vi'Vv""- : Dis-eracef ul !
My little grand-daughter, Grace
shocked her mother by picking up
her saucer In which she had her
strawberries arid cream and) lick
ing It vigorously with her tongue.
"Why, Grace!" reproved! her
mother, "what disgraceful man
ners! Who have you ' evr 'seen
doing that?" j
"Dogs," replied Grace curtly. I
Mrs. Charles Diehl.
... '.-...... The Last Place j
Diogenes had just returned (from
a long tramp on the city's pave
ments. His shoulders sloulched (a
usual sign of failure with him)
and he hung up his lantern, de
jectedly, i i
"What luck tonight, DiojgeUes?"
they asked him. "Where have you
been searching for 'your! honest
man, now?" j I
"Among the taxi drivers.f the
venerable old gentleman jrrow
fully replied, pulling off his bootJ.
Mrs. H. W. Hopkihs.
Battle Scarred
Smith:
"Wasn't Peckith; ar-
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"Christmas comes but once a year" and thousands
of Northwest housewives makei their plans for the
festive board from their experience
the other twelve months.
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Those who give their families the all-year-round
treat of Frye s "Delicious" riam know that it
never varies in quality and ttey have found its
unusual goodness and delightful mild flavor so ap
petizing that it will surely occupy an
In no May ran you better prepare for the unexpected guest than by baking
a butt of a Fryes "Delieiou Ham jut as jou would 4i freah pork roast,
uiug powdered cinnamon, cloves. muMard and jbrvwn sugar. Use a
covered roaster with enough water; to make; leam. The young, tender
Delieioul, Ham. requires Only fiheen
Bwcon by this Brand Name you
''FVrPVTHlNr. TUP NAMC IMBI irc( ! '
v aw' a a aM m ii a -aiTia siru ; mwm i
rested the other day tor wife beat
ing? i
Brown: ; "Yes, but after seeing
the prisoner the judge decided he
must have won on a foul."
' Lyle Heintz.
A ROMANCE OF TODAY
a
In Words of Or Syllable.
Ry Charles . Shaw.
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"Maude!
Jack!
' Lunch?
, '"' , Sure.
Now?.
. !. ' ' Yes. .
Walk?
' !, Well
Drive?
.; . . XTmmJ -'
- Park?
. ' . , . Yes. ' .
I
What?
Love
Who?
You.
Me?
Yes.
Oh!
Much.
You?
I.
Jack!!
Maude!!!
Kiss. i
(Smack!)
Had His Number
He was an amateur author
very much of an amateur; but he
liked -to throw a bluff.
She was a sweet, young thing,
but wise to the ways of the male
sex. They had just been Intro
duced, i
"Yes," he, boasted, without the
flicker: of an eyelash, i "I write
for the very best magazines."
"How perfectly lovely," 1 she
cooed. "And do they always send
you . sample copies?"
- : Avoiding the Rush
Maxine: "Did Gladys show you
the wonderful engagement ring
she got last night? And to think
she's been keeping company only
two months!" L
( Judith: "That's what I call
doing her Christmas: shopping
early." Hugo Katz.
STATESMAN
WANT ADS
The ahorteat distance between
buyer and seller. .
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fay to
throughout
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important
mluuies baking
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will find them
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TALUADOUT
POPULARITY!
HEATERS
You Are Hot
i Enjoying the
Real Thing
If You Haven't
Yours Yet
aim Uo
(Up
and We l7iII
ESoIixcir fit
IP p onto S
Santa Clausisnot
at all discouragod
by the cold sn:p.
Ho is busior tl:n
ever selecting
IVarmiiig
Pads
Christmas
in
n
And a
UonderM
Assortment
of Gifts
SALEM
ELECTRIC
CO.
F. S. Barton
Prop.
Masonic Temp! o
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