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,gNTY-S2AHl YEAR SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1926 ' . . 44, ; : -; ,: , ; 1 ' PRICE FIVTS CENTS "
$ Whipping Post for Wifebeaikr, Then Try Ducking-stodl for MMd"
Party Chiefs Plan Campaign Strategy
G. O. P. Leaders
Clear for ction
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These men figure In plant being
laid by national parties to lay the
foundation for the fall campaign.
Seeking to hold and to gain con
trol of congress, no effort la being
spared to strengthen each party'
WASHINGTONj-Congress dismissed, its members have
fled to the corners of the country there to mend fences.
But while the individual fence menders are getting under
way, to too are the party organizations. For next fall come
congressional elections. And if party lines are to be strength
ened, the party machines must function.
Joint headquarters of the Republican senatorial cam
paign committee and the Republican congressional campaign
committee are to be maintained at Chicago. These headquar
ters will be opened about August 15 with Senator Deneen
(Rep., 111.), secretary of the senatorial committee, and Rep
resentative Wood (Rfep., Ind.), chairman of the congressional
committee, in charge. Senator Phipps (Rep., Colo.), chair
man of the senatorial committee, expects to be at headquar
ters part of the time.
The Republican congressional committee also will main
tain an eastern headquarters in New York city with Repre
sentative Tilson (Rep., Conn.), majority leader of the house,
The Democrats" will have their principal headquarters
Senator Gerry (Dem., R. I.,), is chairman of the Demo
cratic senatorial campaign committee, while Representative
Oldfield (Dem., Arki), is chairman of the Democratic con
gressional committee. Senator Gerry and Representative
Oldfield will be in charge of the Washington headquarters of
the two committees, jwhich will be maintained separately but
in close co-operation j Senator Swanson (Dem., Va.), will be
in charge of the speakers' bureau of the senatorial ctynniittee.
The Republican) choice of Chicago as headquarters is
significant in that it indicates the party's desire to get close
to the politically precarious mid west, with its rampant agri
cultural sentiment. ! Party leaders do not attempt to gloss
over the problem which faces them ; the farmers are dissatis
fied with the present administration's agricultural policy and
it is going to take political propagandizing of a high order to
restore anything like enthusiasm for regular Republican men.
The Democrats, on the other hand, feel that Washington
is perfectly safe for them.
Wrecked Houses and Exploded Shells Found Miles Away
fell Story of Explosionys Force; Army. Board to Probe Bltist
ICE CREAM DEAL-
DOCTORS CAN CUT out
almost anything that is the
matter with you nowadays
except your own dinned fool
ishness. You have to cut
that out yourself.
. A MAN of promise is a guy
who borrows money and never
pays it back. j
MY ADVICE to the ambi
tious young college: graduate
who wants to do Something
startling is to go to a ball
room during a dancje on a hot
summer's night And throw
about ten eggs in the electric
INCREASING criminal ac
tivities of youths have short
ened the route, frorji the high
chair to the electrif chair.
I KNOW A merchant who
took down his sign "The Cus
tomer is Always Right" after
one of 'ein came in and called
him a thief and ,a liar.
AN ELECTRICIAN'S .wife
when she heard her husband
sneakihsr upstairs' at 3 a. m.
crrep'ted hini "Watts the
matter? Why are! you insu
late?" MY IDEA of a considerate
vrss ir. one who has the "No
Smoking" sign in j the office
made out of sandpaper.
IF NOBODY dropped out
at the eighth grade! who would
there be to hire the college
Down By De Winegar Woiks
"We are in a pmc, mu
a man in a crowd. !
- "A regular jam,f murmur
ed the nextSnaiu
"Heaven preserve us, ex
claimed a lady. j
. TtTTR WET AND DRY
fight seems to be a case of ar-1
dent souls vs. sraent spinis.
.. "MARRIED MEN are more
successful" says a magazine
article. - Probably for; the
same , reason that j a cat will
swim when you - throw ijt in
the water.: , ; !
America's leading animal
cartoon, drawn by Satur
day .Evening: Post .artist,
will be found on the Editor
ial Page of this section.
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While inTestigation ot the blast at the army ammunition base near Dover, N. J., is under way evi
dences of the explosion, found miles away, are being brought to light as mute proof ot the force of it
The explosion was caused when a single bolt of lightning detonated a navy ammunition magazine; fire
and disaster spread quickly thereafter, bringing death to scores and destruction to many millions of
dollars worth of property. Above is seen a general view of the inferno created by the explosion. Army
I men likened it to ithe western front during the war. Below, left, is a house which was partly de
stroyed even though located four miles from the scene of the explosion. Rlent. feter Sabo, of Mt.
Hope, a village Six! miles away rrom tne arsenals, exhibits two shells which fell nearby.
Charles W. Bryan Opens Campaign Once More
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LINCOLN, Neb. Charles W. Bryan, brother of the late
William Jennings Bryan and once governor of Nebraska, is
iri the running again for the chief executive'$ office. He is
one of three candidates who have already begun jcampaigning
for the primary elections to be held August lOi i
Bryan is a dmeocrat. The other two men; are Adam Mc
Mullen, republican, and Roy M. Harrop, independent pro
gressive. Political conditions in Nebraska are not exceptional this
year: they are substantially the same as in all other states
west of the Mississippi river. There are two parties, as in
the states of the east and south, but there are two divisions
in one of them the republican party. The democrats,
diminishing element of the electroate, are too weak to be
divided here; the republicans are so strong that they can
split into two factions without peril to the success of either
one from democratic assault.
The two factions of republicans are "standpat" and pro
gressive. In the territory west of the Mississippi the insur
gent republicans are i n the saddle ; the standpatters have
either one foot in the stirrup or are prostrate on the ground
In this state the insurgent faction of republicans is on top,
as it is in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana and Iowa, as
shown in the recent Brookhart-Cummins-Clark senatorial
(Continued on ptt 5.)
The Busy Reader's Newspaper
Published in the interest of those seeking fuU and accurate survey of the
week's local ' developments
TH ANION' you; again for
At the end of another week "Busy Readers" presents a
brief, accurate news summary of all local developments. Five
minutes spent here will put you in touch with all important
Monday, July 12
Thirty acres of wheat and oats were burned in a field fire
about three miles southeast of Salem on the old Turner road
when flames threatened to spread into adjoining grain fields,
dry as tinder from the long drought. About; 80 members of
the city fire force and farmers fought the fire nearly two
hours with wet sacks before it was put out.
Otto Kaderabek, 63, died of a heart attack that seized him
suddenly as he was taking his evening walk Ion South High
street. He died on the way to the hospital. He had no known
Tuesday, July 13
Amendment of the existing state traffic laws to reduce
the annual cost of motor vehicle licenses isiued to persons
who comply strictly with traffic regulations ianjd add to thq
cost of those issued to persons who violate ! traffic laws is
being advocated by P. Ri Harrild, prominent Salem contractor
it was announced., Mr. Harrild prepared a letter in which he
sets forth his reasons for the proposed change.
After debating an hour in secret session, the! school board
decided to ask the two firms of Knighton & Howell and Free
man & Struble to combine in preparing plans j for the new
Tuxedo Park junior high school. In case these firms do not
agree to work together, negotiations for drawing up the plans
will be reopened between the board and various architects. !
: F. J. A. Boehringer was elected president pi the Inter
national Steam and Operating Engineers local Union, and E.
A. Beach waa inade-vied , president ; E. L. Stow, recording
secretary; G. W. King.' financial secretary; C. Prine, con
ductor, and A. C. Harp, guardian.
TTiii lrresAa !n" Oregon 4 exclusive of Portland - during ' the
month of June amounted td $513,690, according to a' report
mrd hv the state fire marshal. There Were a total of
Wednesday, July 14
Two hundred and fifty gallons of loganberry juice, served
from a bathtub, over an old fashioned bar with a shiny brass
rail by the two "most beautiful girls in San Francisco" will
form Oregon's attraction to thirsty delegates at the Inter
national Lions' convention in San Francisco next week, it
was announced by C. F. Giese, in charge of the state booth
Other Oregon attractions will be shown behind the bar and
tub of red liquid.
With every reply received to date indicating distinct
approval of plans to open a public market soon in Salem,
farmers and growers of Marion and Polk counties have
replied to the inquiry made recently by Watson Townsend,
chairman of the city council committee to investigate public
Certain support to the flax industry here was assured by
the delegates from every bank in Salem, all the larger Fort
land banks, the Portland commercial bodies, commercial
groups from Eugene, Dallas, Salem, and other valley cities,
and manv big business concerns of Fortland and aaiem, be
sides prominent local flax growers, all of whom left the
chamber of commerce here at 10 o'clock on a tour of flax
fields and linen plants in Marion county.
Thursday, July 15
With the number of automobile accidents in Salem falling
to new low levels daily, drivers are entering into the safety
camDaifirn launched recently by police of ficers and this paper
through the medium of ''today's reasons; for driving care.-
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The new YMCA swimming pool, formally, opened is draw
ing high praise from all those who have seen it. it is crowd
ed all day with small boys and big boys who come to swim
and learn to swim. Beginners swimming classes are proving
very" popular. ' :'"-' '-vi r -
The state motor vehicle department will move soon into
the buildingr occupied at present b ythe Capital Business Col
lege. The business college will move into new quarters about
Oyez! Sauce for Gander,
Saice for Goose; Oyez!
I Don't Mind Taking My Medicine," Modern Wife r Beater
Tells His Jailers as They Lock His Hands to the Post,
"But Don't Make a Circus' of If .
"Oyez ! Oyez ! Oyez ! A wrongas been done, good folk.
and tomorrow at dawn justice will-be meted out according
to the law. Jonathan Brown did beat his wife, and in punish
ment therefor Jonathan shall receive five lashes upon his
bare back at the whipping post in the public square. Oyez!
Oyez! Oyez!" .
Looking backward, we see a little old street in a Jittle
old town. Tis dusk, and the Town Crier comes clumping
along on his rounds, stirring up the dust in his haste as by.
word of mouth he stridently delivers the latest news the
quaint original of the modern "Extra." j v L-,t
A round hundred and more years later. . Nineteen hun
dred and twenty-six, and the world and its wife have attained
a civilization undreamed of by the good folk of that little,
old-fashioned town. Towering cliff dwellings have replaced
the tiny one-man home of that long ago. To our door, fresh
off the press, comes the news all neatly tabulated. v In glaring
headlines we read : j ,
"Wife Beater Flogged at the Whipping Post Before a
Crowd in Baltimore." , . j .1
"What?" we gasp. "Can such a thing take place in this
enlightened day and generation? Whipping, post, indeed I
Why, we had thought this went out with the pillory and
witches!" . --, , .
No wonder we are dumbfounded. We have been flat
tering ourselves upon making seven-league; boot strideaj to
ward progress in all things intellect, manners, culture-and
something like this happens to cause us to wonder if possibly
we're not traveling in circles instead. . . :
Our highly civilized mind is revolted as we read: .
"Five lashes were laid on the man's bare back, the crowd
looking on with interest." -
We condemn the punishment as barbarous, but read on:
"I don't mind taking my medicine," the modern wife
beater told his jailers as they locked his hands to the post,
"but I don't think you ought tomake a circus of it." "
Here ended the unpleasarif story, and right here began
our thinking. ' - , "
What if the two extremes of life the primitive and the
civilized lie not so far apart aS We-had imagined?.-What if
time does not work such radical changes in human nature as
is commonly supposed? Certainly in a short while, as the
ages are counted, history repeats itself; an antiquated custom
is put into practice. t . ' - ;
Strange! Yet, on second thought, if wife beaters still
there be why shouldn't the whipping post have its consistent
place in the modern scheme? ' ;
Now we come to think about it, we recollect a certain
man we are sure a public flogging would have benefitted
Every so often he made good his claim to lord and master
by blackening his wife's eyes. Fearfully she would threaten
his arrest. Then he'd repent and she'd relent, and all would
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Wise-as-a-serpent Warns "
of Tusk Hunter
'You Wouldn't Like to Know That a Price Was Upon Your
Head, Would You, Boy?" That's the Jungle News
in Today's Juvenile Story
A PRICE ON HIS HEAD
The Great White Elephant wriggled his tail, shook his
huge ears and slowly swayed his trunk. He was in very good
humor, indeed. . k
"Happy the master who has such faithful servants J I
can hear and I can see, and-mx scent is keen, indeed, but little
need have I to use them, with my faithful body guard ever
on the watch. Wise-as-a-serpent, Herald Heron, Monko
the Monkey all are here. . No, they're not, either. Where i3
Run-Fast the Rabbit? Have you seen him, Wise-as-a-serpent?
Or you, Monko?"
The Monkey shook his head, and the snake hissed no, but
Herald Heron, who hadn't been asleep at all, but listening to
everything that had been said, took his head out from undor
his wing and called: , ;' . -. ; ;
"Winging my way to greet you I passed him, speeding
the other way. I called a greeting to' him but he heeded me
not. He was in a great hurry. Perhaps he did not head me."
"More likely he-didn't dare- take time to stop. ; When
Run-Fast tears over the ground like that danger is apt to be
brewing. f Ah, well! No use to trouble trouble till trouble
troubles us ! If there is aught in the wind that threatens U3
ill Run-Fast will come to warn us. Most of the time wonder
ful is the life, but there are days when being a WTiite Ele
phant is no fun I" .v v,':- v.----. --'-v .:-' :
His Mightiest sighed and looked straight at Peter. .. '
"You wouldn't like to know that a price was upon your
head, would you, boy? You wouldn't care to feel that, there
is never a moment, day or ngiht, when hunters are not on
your trail?" " :4 - j . ' ' . - ;; " 1 . , - :
"I should say not!" declared the Boy. Then he stared
at the Mighty Tusker curiously! ; "But why are you hunted?
You are not cruel. ., You do no destruction to the crops ! You
live 'way off in, the jungle I Why should anybody want to
take your life?" ; - ' , -, .
.. "Nobody does! Who'said such a thing?? White Ele
phant trumpeted. - "Far, from wishing to take my life, the 2
who would capture me wish me to live the longer the better.
No, indeed, there is a price Upon my head because I tsn c
White Elephant, and to the Two-Legs, that drags me a cap
tive home to his King goes a large reward: ; My color Ui3 t! .7
thing I am proudest of. -Tis that for which all the beasts r;
me homage. Yet, because I am white I can never knov,'
moment's real peace. Never, by day or by night, am I
w iteh three fif Stf&b were incendiary, ; .