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- - . t.-r TH1BGQKSlXATES?JAN.:SAIjE1I0REGQN, - - . .. .. . , , , : t.- -r, SUNDAY MORNING; UARCIL21. 1926
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Sir 4 Walter.; Raleigh's j Six-
;; . teenth Century Search,
t r: Still Pursued, r I i
, American capital Is rushing to-.yard-
the legendary EI Dorado
irlilch the Spanian' gallanls and
Sir Walter Raleigh sought In the
Ctxteenth century In South Ameri
ca and has a" far better chance of
reaping fortunes than did the ad
ten turers of the 15008. The geo
graphical El Dorado was in what
Is now the-Outch colony - of Suri
nam, on the north coast of: South
America, and to. that less roman
tic land "American capital rushes
' now to mine gold and . bauxite and
to develop large areas for j the
growth of . sugar cane and sea is
land cotton." ' ' -; ' ' if "
. 'SurihamT sometimes called
Dutch Guiana, "has Vr Oman tic his
tory.:,: The Dutch hsm beeit prais
ed for their sagacity f or" cehturtes
because -they; ' bought Manhattan
Island from the Indians': tor about
$25, but it Is a, little remembered
historical - tact that ; they 'turned
around in 1 6 J 7 and . traded off
Manhattan Island for- Surinam,
thea: a somewhat more - Obscure
colony than" I t;Ia today, f Its area
is 54,000 square miles of tropical
JongWand 1U population' Is hard
ly1 more than 100.000 of? whom
only-a' few hundred' are white. "
"i In " the days when the f Dutch
made their great mistake In deal
ing in real estate -somewhat un
der "pressure by England," It must
be admitted Surinam was known
as a golden land of dreams, where
eTen the Indians were said to wear
armor of solid gold ' when ; they
went to battle. - For centuries ; a
-moderately large amount of gold
has been mlnel erery ear ?n Sor-
inam", but the- work has been car
ried on by Individuals end not by
any large groups of capital Now
the Dutch there talk ot the possi
bllity of a "Klondike, in the trop
ical Jutigles to which gold seekers
shall rush" from the ends of the
earth, and of ''thlsr possibility " a
traveler. ' 'John : Wv Vandercook.
writes in the March issue Of the
"World's '"Work magazine " tinder
the tide A Klondike In the Tro-
PlCS i f,
: Looking for the Mother Lode.
"Promoter : are dreaming" riow
ot finding some mother lode back
in lthev Impenetrable jungle!
writes Mr. Vandercook, "and re-
- cently a geologist spent six months
in' the interior hunting' tor tnat
mother lode which Is expected will
be the 'mountain1 of gold' of the
legend. - 'Ithas; been, suggested
that .this legendary lode, it found,
might be reached - by airplanes
from Paramaribo: it is assumed
that the m6Untain',is about three
. hundred miles airaj. to the Tumn-
cumaque Mountainsr on the border
- between Surinam "and "Brazil. )
The authorities rand the few
white residents ot Surinam, are ot
two minds in their opinion of this
' visionary project ? for the;exp!od
Jng'or.. the- proving of the legend
wlUch has. beset' this, El Dorado
for centuries., I The. Compagnle
des Mines d'Or de la Guyana Hol
landaTse "has ; sought Surinam's
gold, for years, but with ever-lessening
ardor. . and , the 'possibility
of the arrival ot new capital : is
considered with mingled emotions
fn 'Surinam. The' residents 'are
' "-' quietly but ' enormously" xcited,
but, being cautious Hollanders,
they are" equally alarmed by the
thought : that "Surinanl 1 might be
the tramping ground ; of another
gold rush,' one of those vast ad
Teittures ; which destroys ? as
creates. . -"-"!' -. -i
v-A' rush to a ' tropical Klondike
would be1 filled with suffering and
death'! Hhe trackless jungles' are
full of malaria and x disease; and
let " the 'imagination picture the
- scenes- that- might5- beJenacted
around the1 treacherous' and' bars
on the Jungle Tlrera1 when' hordes
of men, tar from the restraints ot
law.- battled lor the- right to pan
the gravel washed down from the
. mountains. j-4--ttx"' r"
," "Gold ' Is one ' feature of '. the
wealth of Surinam.""" But El Dora-
do Ta ?bein'g""sbugnt'f in 'another
way by a 'group of American' busi
ness men headed by 8. "WJ Xock
hart, of New York. ' They have or
ganized a tbmpany In New Tork
and'in -Surinam to exploit a 2,000,
0 0 0-acre ' concession- tor ' the, cultl
vatfon fcf Sea" Island'; cott6n, one
of the rarest crops' In the textile
Industry' ' The 'concern "formed In
America is IcnowA'aa fte;Amer
can- Dutch-Gulaha' Cotton ! Corpo
ration, and the same group has
r incorporated' "under" rthe'lawf' of
Surinam as the 8urinaamsche Ko
toen Landbouw en Handel Maats
cbappli in plain . English, ' the
Surinam Cotton Growing and Tra-
- ding Company." ' ' ,t v
' : r':'"Bem .Island. .; Cotton.
"Sea Island cotton has been de
scribed as the. 'cotton that- slUt
- shirts are made of. It is a long
staple, beautiful plant that -has
for "many -years been considered
the best product of the finest cot
ton plantations. In formar years
the1 southeastern United States
held a practically monopoly on its
production; but the boll weevil
charri all that. Americen fields
land cotton In' 1916 and none In
1924,- though the demand has
steadily - increased. .
!The .Surinam Tfenture is an at
tempt to 'edm'e to the" rescue Er
haUstlve . experiments '' conducted
by the American - concern ' in co
operation with the Dutch govern
ment have - brought out dertaln
truths"- v r'' r"T.
1 "Two crops of the staple can
be reaped' each twelvemonth; the
number of cotton3 bools per plafit
at each reaping 'ire from five to
six times' greater' than .: the' best
yield ever achieved in the United
States;' and;' what Is still more' to
the pointy the' boll kweeHi :is not
indigenous to Surinam, and. even
If it does appear," it can, be extort
mlnated-fmmediately and rheaply
by the simple 'expedient ot flood
ing the cotton fields;. -
f : "Another .'commercial - venture
has latelyTTeen established in Sur
ihg'bf bauxite depoeit-a mineral
in which the land of the colony ap
pears to be singularly Tich. Baux
ite "la the" ore" from which alumi
num Is derived, and, as many peo
ple : know, the- demand ' for-it in
recent-years has grown rapidly. -
New Bauxite- Billies.
ManyearsN ago prospectors
senixut by American" aluminum
interests found the pfnklsh stoAo the scouU Jla, .both,,patrol8 And
In Surinam and proved It -to-be1!. ,Wat, .kf,i-
bauxite of a:-particularly high
grade, but not until 1812 did the j
American company Incorporated
as the Surinaamsche Bauxite
Maatscboppi begin shipments of
the crushed ore to the home""milIs
ih the United States. An incredi
ble amount of labor preceded" the
first boatloads" The regions In
which s the V richest - ore - deposits
bare been found" are, : like every
other location In Surinam, densely
forested, t ' Prospectbrs were sent
duf to ascertain ; If ' the Ore ' caps
vast layers of bauxite that lie Just
below the surface of lbe"earth4
were thick enough and accessible
enough to warrant mining," Tho
work carried them across' nearly
impassable malarial swaps, up rapid-broken,
and -' over sun-echorched stretches
of equatorial prairie. r j-
I "After the extent ot the field
had been determined; the' Ameri
can company" "built a town; popu
lated it with eight hundred engi
neers and laboers, shipped a min
iature railroad and ; mining and
crushing machinery to the spot,
and started j tort5 At ' present
banks of bauxite ore are being at
tacked at the rate of 100,000 Eng
lish long tons j per yearall of
which -is : crushed to small' lumps
and lifted into steamers which
tugs convoy ' toT the. mines more
than a hundred miles up' a deep,
jungle-bordered river that: drains
one of. the least populous and
least known parts of Surinam. ;!
Every industry operating in the territory served ; by
porta Tthis btsiness. - fr : .
oi seasonal aecunes wnicn may aiiecx one or vwo unes.oi inaustry.
- your"mvestmentwiththis Company .'is 'as 'secure as the safety of all the
' industries comme . . i - -; ' :J ' . v j V'
Its earning power is actually based on the "law. of averages v
' As, the prosperity of Portland and more than 50 other communities in our
territory increases, your investment's value increases, too. -
SCOUTS PLAN OVER f
: NIGHT MOUrJTAlU TRlP
4(CoBtina4 trm pace .)' .
per cent attendance of' thetroo p..
The Scout executive will accom-
panjf the "party. '(PJ- SLHe.'rlil
drive the TtrVck.)' V j
j The ; annual vf ield ; meet " which
will be , held at COrVallis - ott the
Z2nd of May will test every troop".'
Every Salem troop should make It'
a point to 'be presentral -CorralllR'
so . that his troop may report flOOt
per cent attendance 'and ItiTs only
by doing this that your troop will
make a good ; showing The5 Cor-
vallis troops are hot after the cup.:
and If ' the cup ts to remain T ln
Salem the capltarcity scouts win
have to! strut.'their : atutf,; The
program will be printed vand di-!
tributea as' ; soott ; as f, possible.1
However, it isnow announced
that there will be simalllng. knot
tying, first aid; fire by- frictlonv
water boiling contests, wall" stal
ing, etc.k Your troop -will -do well
by I starting: to work on1 some . of
these; things at once. .1 ';''..' .' ". :";
s Here's a slick game for, an, odd
five ' minutes ; ife' any troop meet
ing. Let Boms" patrol-challenge
another' patrol to an ,"Eagle Eye"
contest. , Then' draw a large chalk
lead them nil into the circle. thor
rbnghly. Take one member of each
patrol' and send both of -( these
scouts out' of the room! then have
all remaining in the circle remove
tltieir blind folds. The scout; who
,9, 'AT(Jontino4 t
assisted by the prison of ficials i and some Salem business men.
Morethan'fpur hour jwiBre'' spent in the inspection, visitors
leaving with enthusiastic predictions ioi the future.
!- Repeal of. the motor vehidlejcertif ieate of title law enacted
at the 1925 session of the leslatdre. will, be sought at .the
general election lrt November throngh art Initiative measure
filed in the offices of the secretary" of state. " ' :
- ; , Fridar, lHarch, 19
Questions of dirt fills in certaiH "parts of the city came into
state prominence Friday nighti at' arf Informal 'meeting of the
council! Particularly was. consternation' voiced by 'the mayor,
obuncilmen, street commissioner and city y engineer ' against
"the proniiscous dumping of dirt'Lnear.the south end of the
$outh High"street bridge, dntie west side. t'An injunction,
it was intimated, would be sought t6 halt additional dumping
as a slide had threatenedto' dam the Mill stream: ' '" '
At a meeting of the Salem. Council of organizations of . the
Marion county child health' demonstration, 18 organizations
in the city were represented ahd reports were made bjr a 'num
ber of .chairmen. Fred D. Thielseri, president of the council,
presided.- Progress In child health education was reported. '
s : Eastern parties are Iodkirig jo the Salem district' for. the
flax waste that comes from the scutehing plant, it was learn
ed, with "the thought that the by-product coiild be used in the
manufacture of paper string.: FoDowing- the revelation inves
tigation has been-started to detenriine the practicability tof
the penitentiary adding this process which Would aid addition
ally iri making the prison-self-supporting. " " 4
ict ieroes nVht 'on" usinsr electric h'ght
Write or call for information' about i our,
'?-"'. ' , " " 1 .
237 N. Liberty St., Ealcra
Salem Ore joa City Vcircouvcr, Vyarh.
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first calls out the name of the
missing' one from"1 the other patrol
scores : points for his patrol. .
SEEN BYT REALT WOMAN
V (Coatlnmd from pas X.) f n J',
- -.-. ., . .? m ft --i- 'V
friends. He just spit In my face.
Imagine a father' " doing such a
thing to his owa'girl.-'' I felt terri
ble. and got so' mad I told him he
could just look for a housekeeper.
Do you think I am doing a wise
thing t I am getting to be a mis
erable wretch, thin and pale.
I . r DESPERATE BLUE EYES.
I - Yon must understand, D.'B.'v
E., that your mother's Invalid
Ism has put a strain upon your;
father which-, has ? made bis
'; temper short. However, this Is
not an -excuse for his -gross and.
uncalled for inconslderktlon.
' You are' old ' enough ' to stand
I for yourself,- and I , think you
' should tell him that you do not'
intend to stand to Such treat
;ment I thmk-'you' should try
ltyou can to stay at home and
-. help 'your ' mqther but you
- should also demand the right
- tO!"have yottr 'friends visit you"
; and'td gbut 'dccasionally. - I
. think that when - your father
- sees that he is likely to lose you,;
j he" will mend hisr ways.Tr
E Baker Mother Lode Copper
plans- $500,000' development-pro-grami
" 1 iro -'-y'-i 4 "-' ' 1 t"
i Linn county has assessed valua
tion of 30,O13,06: -:
this Company- rop-
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arid nower remrdless
YOUNG INVENTOR MAY
: PASS;VI2ARD EDISON
plants by selective breeding ; and
erossin?. " By planting "seeds' and
selecting for further breeding the
plants which tend toward the vari
ation he desires, he' has directed
evolution,, bringing -back tend
encies hidden in 'plants for gener
ations. ''. r; .r ;;.-'Ct:'';- '- -.
r His first achievement was the
development of the Burbank pota
to when he was 2 2 years - old in
Lunenburg." Mass.1 ; In 1875 ' he
came to Santa- Rosa. Cal., where
his Important results have been
obtained; :-- ' ' -.
i " ' Some Achievements.
' Among his 'greatest- aehleve- j
ments is the spineless ractus,
whereby : he turned an obnoxious
weed Into M forage plant. 'He gave
perennial growth to' a species of
rhubarb, increasing its stalk from
pencil" size to ' the' thickness ' of a
man's wrist. r. He thickened--'the
skin of California plum's, that they
might beCter stand . shipping. He
developed the stone less plum and
many kinds of grapes, among them
a "'.white, seedless variety. These
improvements have been of ines
timable 'value to those Who have
taken advantage of them. l l
" Prom' the common yellow Calif
ornia poppy he made a flaming
crimson" flower." By" crossing" "two
white varieties he created a red
variety. - He'orlginated the' Shasta
daisy, ' ' '
! "It was Henry Ford who con
vinced him of the wisdom of turn
ing over1 his 'experimental gardens
to science. Thomas A. Edison, in
ventor and likewise an Intimate
of -Burbank. suggested - the same
course." ' ' ' " '"' ,!" : '
SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON
i ,OonlBued from-pa 1.) i
to the tree of life.
2." '" The'Truth 6.
He is not merely the teacher,
but the Truth Incarnate. In his
incarnation the spiritual and ma-
teriarworlds were united. There
fore every line of truth, whether
spiritual or material, converges in
Him. No one can ever1 have the
real truth about anything who
-does not have Christ. In Him
esneclallv we have the truth
about God. - To pretend to know
God, while at the same time re
jecting Jesus Christ Is utter folly.
Only as Christ reveals- God can
man know Him John 1:18.
3. Th Life 6.
( Christ is not merely the giver
: of life,' but He Is the essence of
OvdprrBuy Thip eai?j
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Thousands of people overrbougit
last yearr" Money was. plentiful.
and it was spent
"DONT GO SO
HUNS WILL SfUll IUUK rLIiAOUiui. ,
For a New
. -4 1
the price of a new one thatwiljye
you r practically r the same ; service:
In fact our nearly new Fords are
guaranteed the same as a new one
Here Are a Few, Bargains
192S Roadster :..
1924 Tudor 1.
1924 Coupe ...U.
1 923- Touring...-
192i Qyeriand Rqadstex...::'
State $., Yz
life. Only those , who receive
Christ have life In' the true sense.
jThis Is a truth,' which can not "be
arrived' at-by1 intellectual process
es. rit l a mystery' which can 6n
ly be penetrated by faith nvv ' j
j ; IIL ? AssiiringlThem .That ..His
Work"Wa to Ctonttoe--lt'ti.':
I l"Jes'us';,gbIng;tawa "was not f to
end; the work which He had be
gun. 1 This no . doubt means l that
through the ministry of the spirit
filled disciples the work which He
bad began would assume larger
proportions. After f the Day of
Pentecost the Gospel took a much
Wider range. During his ministry
the message was confined to : the
jews. wh:he!un4er the' 'ministry of
the disciples It a" only limited
by the world itself. " The ? disci
ples' ministry was" ushered in by
the" conversion : of 'three thousand
intone 'day. " ' '
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DEEPLY IN DEBT THAT THE WORRY OE
Car when every car that you see oh the street
Buv a USED
to Choose From'
izzi West Laridsh Danli . :
V I V."? Promises Another Com-
forer--i6.ir. '-' l! r.
The word comforter" means
literally bne called'to the side Of
another to-givehelp," protection
knd' deliverance". 'This comforter
j as the oly Spirit, iesus was the
comforterwhne here" in" the' body;
The Holy Spirit : was to be anoth
er 'comforter. ':- V' . : . -t
y. ' Assuring Them- of ' His Re
turn to Thero-T-1 8-24 V '"' "
f Although Christ went away He
dIdhot leave : His disciple as ' or
phans. He is spiritually present
with r them" always 'The rather
and r the Bon make " their ; abode
wit h, the disciples .who loire ; and
. bber Jesus - Christ.-?; ' -X?
VI. Assuring 'Then That the
Holy' Spirit WouldAid Tem la
Remembering and' Understanding
This the Holy Spirit does.by 11-
i ff' T-
How to Kijl
Diversified farming is 'a
the-weeds on your acreage.
" By rotating" your and
uie uniiea states xttuuuai -kxiwo, hwiumjjvuvuvvu
farmers, that this menace' can be controlled.
Then if good seed is planted, crops will have a chance
to thrive and bring in a bountiful harvest. ' r ?
' L -'inT-T-.i-ir' .h-Ami ni,-' i '
FORD for Abdiit HALF
90: DAYS FREE
: " -anpWhW?vieans '
Ifs within 90 days from the date of sale
any defect either in construction, parts
or 'labor materializes we will replace
same . .
iuminating the minds of the dis
biplesv ' V -'" .:" ' '
j .' TIL ' Giving the Legacy of Ills
reace 27-31 ':,,-
.By'Hls peace is meant the ser
enity, of :soul, which one enjoys
who' knows 'that his sins are for-givenn'r-?'
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Vienna Publjh Hcyses
' Serve 100,000 Every Day
I v VIENNA Twenty-eix public
bath-houses have been built by the
city . government since the war
which,-" with"' the three already
existing, can take care of upwards
of 20.000 people at one time."
' - About 100,000 persons dally
avail 'themselves ot these facilities
at"acostWeach Of the" equivalent
bf five. cents J 4 This" Includes soap
ad towels.- - V . ".'
splendid way to get rid of
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other , cultivated crops, -
-f -as. tas.
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