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SALEM OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORN7NG, AUGUST 22, 192G
' PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Eldoh Fox, Mary Galey, Adena Joy, John Fleming
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" Learn 1;o Light 32ioi3
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Joel Chandler Harris' Poem oY Foolish Old I.IuJ Turtb and
. Turkey Buzzard Likened : to PrcLIcms in
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: Go for Week s Vacation at rateiEake Today
r Theatres, which originally made the otherwist orao street
WViof if l Viavpdrnrinpd tn spvpnt.h in' thA rlassification of
tj users Of signs; with about 700 displays.' Restaurants lead
too with 1100. i -.--.;.. . ,
In the most desirable spaces, the roofs of the buildings
often bring a higher rental than offices. One four story
uilding, only eight feet deep, erected solely for sign displays,
brings an annual rental of $90,000. 1 t ; s V
The largest sign in the world recently was demolished
when the building holding it was wrecked, rlt contained 21
miles of wiring, was 200 feet long and was as high as a five
story building., , . , ; ' , - ; "j .
Since its destruction, assign atop the United States Rub-
i i . ber company builamg, advertising the company ana its tires,
y I is numbered among the largest.' Facing north and south, the
. : double display is set' in a frame 88 feet wide arid 53 feet high,
Its illumination is estimated at 250,000 candle power.
A sign adverting "The Big Parade" .upholds ..the the
atre's visual prestige with 200,000 candle power' of illum-
ri'ationf whilejthe Chevrolet automobile sign, covered entire
wth bulbs over, an area 50xG4 feet, casts '175,00 "candle
'riSwnr " .r. - -i...--, , ;-
,: . - rTwo other signs, both of great size, stand high iri'the sky,
" one of them being that of Jthe Fisk Tire company a doUlale
'display 354 feet above the street." Nearby is the1 Gotham
. Bank sign,'an 80 ton structure resting on the steel, columns
: of the building.34 feet above the street. i k . . -
. A "color animation - sign, considered a radical innovation
in display, made its: appearance ih advertising he, motion
picture "Don Juan This new sign,, employing;' the colors
red and blue, makes., it possible to create the "illusion, of 14
-' Z different motions by. figures' oh it, " : ' -" .
V . -; The Great White Way is not only for the benefit of vis
LJ L itors to New York, but has a peculiar place In the heart' of the
i lcity.v When the -signs were dimmed during, the .war in .the
. interest of conservation, such,.'a protest' was raised, that they
; ; Barbara TitcliiGTiftefrid
. f : L.ives uespite Hostilities
Name Emblazoned on Filling Station, Chocolate Shop, Saus
. , age Stand; Yet History Shows Jackson Did Not ; ;
v' Take Men Through Frederick - - ,
FREDERICK, Md.Even though controversy may rage
over John Green leaf Whittier's poetic account of her, deeds,
Barbara Fritchie's personality left an imprint on this histor
ic town as no other ever did. ' ' ' ; r . ! ,
From the idealism of the massively simple granite monu
ment, which marks her grave in Mount Olivet cemetery; to
the, plate bolted to the rail of the West Patrick street bridge
over the fcown'creek, her name descends. triumphant into the
everyday walks of life. , , " " : - "I - . r.
It is emblazoned on a gasoline filling station. A choco
late shop also bears" it. So does a soft drinW and a sausage
standi. , i .. . r ,.
' r Yet doubt of her. authenticity, which has split Frederick-
'ftown into two well defined camps, upon occasion has' made,
(itseiffeit: . , ;
.' Several years ago, with the construction ?of a! new com
munity hotel, suggestion that it carry her name was met with
unveiled hostility. Her legend .was branded a fraud. In
compromise, the ranks of the illustrious of a later generation
were scanned, and Francis Scott Key filled the breach, 7
Some, historians generally have been prone; to consider the
Barbara Fritchie tale as chiefly a figment of Whittier's ima
gination, albeit most deftly contrived. ' ;
History' does not confirm .that. Jackson :ledl his troops
through Frederick. He did, however, pay a visit to the Pres
byterian manse'on West Second street. He and his party
then went down Bentz street to Patrick street', and hence out
f , ff town past Barbara V house, it is true but seemingly
V r rr,2 difttanee behind the' main body of his Irotips, ackson
i w ) f eppears to have been in Frederick four tlays preceding
! 'Jliiiarriag incident. . - . ' .
? i . - On the morning of September 10 the Confederates broke
; . camp, and moved westward,' going out West Patrick street
past the Fritchie house, ; . ;
A version of the story, said to have been told by Barbara
herself . to her niece, Miss Caroline Ebert none of Barbara's
; 'relatives , witnessed the flag incidentsets forth that Mrs.
, ' Fritchie, near her C3th birthday, took her silk flag from the
family bible and went to her window to welcome what she
thought were Northern soldiers. An of ficer rode up and asked
that the f lag, be given, him, but she refused, and commented
on his gray uniform.
i . He left; to return with -four officers and men, Barbara
siiil standing her ground. One of the men, it is related
called cut"shoot her hr--l off!" Turning angrily, an officer
Industrial Club Winners land Hosts
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luaDorate" prepara nons
have been made by Richard
W. 1 JPrice, manager of s- the'
Lithia hotel at Ashland; and
Crater Lake 'imv for the fen
tertainment of the two boys
and two girls who won the
high scores in 'all Industrial
club Vork "departments :at the
1925 Oregon state fair.; i , j :
, The boys and'girlswhb Will
make 'the trip as ; guests of
Mr,' Price will spend an 'en
tire week - at Crater ' lake,'
wheref they- will he "entertain
ed at a' number of social func
tions. They are Mary . Galey
and Adena'Joyvof - Ashland,
John Fleming of ' Troiitdale
and Eldon Fox of Silvertom A
Chaperone ;will accompany the
boys and girls on the trip.
The party will leave Salem
today aboard the private car
of: E. -I. King, superintendent
of- Southern Pacific lines -In
Oregon for ' Ashland4 : where,
they will spend the' night. .On
this part of the trip the boys
and girls will be:guests of Mr.'
and Mrs. King. rAt' Ashland
they will stay over-night 'at
the tathia hotel as guests of
Mr.-and Mrs. Price. - " " ;j
Early Monday mornuig the
boys andgirls will start on
their trip to Crater lake in an
automobile to be provided by
Mr! Price.. They are, sched
uled po reach Crater lake inn
at : ntion. They, will remain
there until the following Sat
urday, when they will return
to Ashland as" guests of Mr.
Price. ;V, ; 1 ; ;: V- ;
, In'addition to a free, trip to
Crater lake as guests ol Mr.
and .Mrsr. Price the 'boys aiid
gfrls were recipients Tpt. beautiful-
watches presented' to
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Ruf e White Stiarts Weekly Question and Answer Column
, ACCORDING .
'. TO A NEWS ITEM?. ; ,;V.
'SALEif HAS a- "sinkhig
f und'- f or sewer improvement.
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THOSE WHO LIVE !in
close proximity to the banks
of the Willamette insist that
the letter "t" be added to the
"sinking" part of the fund.
ORCUS DAY next, Wed
nesday and .a lot of grown-ups
will hustle, out at daylight! to
see 'era unload . ', The child:
ren enjoy it so. ' !...
A GARBAGE collector who
has been at it a good tnany
years says that empty! sal
mon cans used to outnumber
other, sorts - but , Nowadays
empty malt syrup. Containers
lead the "field by a wide mar
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ANSWERS TO 'QUESTIONS
r (This department will an
swer questions submitted by
readers. All questions must
be written in English and on
only two sides of the paper.)
' ANXIOUS An "addict" ; is
a person, who still works cross
word puzzles. , v , - ;
DUBIOUS You are quite
right.Breakf ast bacon should
never be eaten for supper.
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SILLY A stool pigeon is a
bird similar to a buzzard . . .
Only more so.
KRA2Y ' KAT A "speakr
easy" is almost any woman.,
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SHIEk4-It , was perfectly
all right to allow your . stenog
rapher friend to pay the din
ner check;; She's working and
you're not. ;- '
LOVESICK Never, never
allow your boy friend to kiss
jrou on 'the front porch. Wait
until you get inside. , 71
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SBIPLE SAL-rYour ques
tion .is ,too silly to warrant an
answer. Be your 'age. . .
BLEAR EYED BILLSend
18,00 (cash) I think I can fix
you. up. Good r stuff 51 too.
(Send $1.60 additional if you
wish dark glasses,' lead pen-r
cils and tincup. , 7
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CHARITYv BEGINS at
home arid most - always ends
' - EPPY TAFFS
Here lies what -was left : ' of
He dropped a match in some
Inder this sod rests Gus Mc
He failed to stop where it
saidt "Thru Street."
O L E OMARG ERINE is
something you, take for but
ter or worse.
,a tmnu of ; mine com
plains that he ' receives so
many circular letters he! gets
dizzy readin 'em: . - r
. J, t" ' v.' Published, ia the Interest of those" seeking f hU' nd accurate murrey pf'the
' ' " ' ' - week local 'deTelopments ' "-',:.
- ,r. , Monday, August 16 ' . ' '
li: Property owners having parking, restriction signs, on
their curbs will be instructed by the police to remove them as
a result of a motion introduced bv Alderman Ellia
and passed by the city council, Henceorth owners will have
to ask the council : before getting permission to .nufcnrh
signs on their curbs. The motion applies equally to residence
or business property owners,1 - t
Oregon mist "returned to, the valley, ending one. of' the
most protracted droughts in the history of western Oregon,
which began June 1G. ' - .-. "
! t The problem' of )iovr to meet the: ultimatum of lLabor
Commissioner Charles, Gram that;the city council pay its
paving crew double time for, all overtime work done since
July 5 was settled when-ihe council voted to give 'in and pay
the men the! double time demanded, amounting to $180. The
money will be paid out of the street improvement fund., V
. . The-consensus of opinion among eastern. financiers ,is
that western states and 'cities are overbonding and that the
time will come when these bonds7 will be detrimental to the
best interests of the bonding units, according to Thomas B.
Kay, state treasurer, just returned from. two weeks spent in
New York and other financial centers.. . j.-- . , 0
: ".. "It 13 a disgrace to a civilized community to permit such
a condition to exist as now docs at the end of the North Sa
lem sewer on Pine street," AUerman W. H. Dancy 'stated in
council meeting. "We have had a lot of comment during the
last week on the sewer question, but this aspect wa3 not men
tioned." f Tuesday; August' 17 - "
Indecision of. several weclcs standing concerning the lo
cation of the proposed Tuxedo 'Park junior high school was
finely f:ttl;d by tlvj s:z: L . ! if votrd to r-""3 th3
building opposite the. end pf. Cottage- street, t Directors Neer,
McCallister, and Downs voted in favor of the site," Chairman
dinger against it, and Director Simeral was absent.' x -1 ? -
Because the law makes no provision for disposition bf
complaints which may be presented after. 60 days from the
time of-filing of any candidate's statement of expenses, Sam
Kozerr secretary bf state, has forwarded to Frederick Steiwer
ImdJJohn Latourette copies' of the charges brought against
them by W. S. U'Ren, Portland attorney. The charges claim
thaf Steiwer andLatourette, his campaign manager, violated
the corrupt' practice act 'by failing , to include some 'expendi
tures, in their expense account, cr, ,
" Wednesday, August. 18 '
The Hal Hibbard Camp No. 5, Spanish ; War Veterans,
will have a flagto be' proiid of in future parades. It has ar
rived from Portland and; will be presented to thevcamp at its
next meeting, according 'to Col. Carte Abrams, secretary of
the board of control; The'flag is of the best grade blue ban
ner silk, bf standard jsize, knd embroidered with gold; . - j
, . t Five persons were billed and 222 injured in 1719 traffic
accidents . in Oregon during July, according to a report pre
pared by T. A.Ra(fety, chief .inspector for the state 'motor
vehicle division.- A total of 1103 of the accidents were caused
by carelessness on the part of drivers. - . v ' v 5 -
V . ? ' Thursday, August: 19 - 1
I ' The name "City of Salem" borne by two old time Willam
ette river steamers long since worn out by service on the
Portland to Salem.' run, may arain be reerfon the river as a
result of effort by the Sal am Navigation company to have the
name -of: the rNcuthwestern" changed to "City of Salem."
Tho two original' ,team?rs: of "tha tame are .well known to
early day riverrr:c:i cn tha Wiilair.rtte. -' 5 1
Approximately ?1C0,C03 in United States treasury cer-
"Learn how to 'LIGHT before you learn how to Fly !"
. For those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to
look back upon a childhood in which we numbered among are
intimate friends Joel Chandler Harris, this ccption and there
flashes upon bur. mental screen a picture at enca tragic and
humorousa delicious comedy of errors. We r . 2 :
Foolish old Mud Turtle, -vveary of his let, sinin.? and cry
Ing for wingswith which to sail . through tha air, Alon
comes Turkey Buzzard, and Mud Turtle begs him fcr a "lift,"
sure ill his stupid Turtle heart that if only he onca rcr.zl.zs the
heights he can at his ovn. volition, volplane safely Lack to
earth.- . ' : -- ' ti- '-
Sly Turkey Buzzard takes him at'his word, bears Mud
Turtle upon his back into the distant blue, up, up, up and
Mud Turtle slips from-Buzzard's back. Does Mud Turtle
maintain luV lofty position? He does not 4 Down. through
the sky like a plummet drops 4he, . and lands on the ground
with a terrible bang!, : Undeceived, repentant, Mud Turtle
gives a cock-sure world a "bit of advice. This, like other ad
vice proffered after bitter experience, is not so bad.
' 'Come to think 'about; it, success sometimes acts surpris
ingly like old Turkey Buzzard.' It occasionally carries us to
our heart's desire, then slides" from under. . Upon our pro
ficiency in the art of alighting depends the force of tha crash.
Usually'it H the art that we know least about.' Why, indeed,
should we?;: ; ; .;,'. 'v' ,; ;
C We centeV our thought, concentrate our energy train our
bodies for the ascent.
, ,u Going up" becomes our password. Fame and fortune are
our 'goal. '-' ' -
Family; friends the pleasures' that mean 'so much to us,
even as did Turkey Buzard we forsake them, forget them,
leave them behind us in our soaring. -';
But success that so readily allows us to mqunt juit as
easily unseats us and thenwell, our catch-cry changes. Now
'tis "Going down!" The flight up may .have been fast, but
the descent: is apt'to be breath-taking swift, and the end, un
less we liave learned to alight, smashingly sudden."
If we have been canny enough,' even in our good fortune,
to remember "the lawof gravity; if we have given a thought
to.the possible . ending of a light among, the winds of chance,
we ate in', a, measure prepeard for a all should it come.
;'. Humor 1 'Possessed of that,: we use it as a shock absorb
er and it very considerably lessens the bump. .
Courage 1 Prostrate on the ground though we may be,
we look into the heavens and make our plans to try our luck
again.' '- . . - -. -t ',
; Faith! - Having fallen once' we 'have .experienced 'thj
worst and have no fear now of the unknown. . We renew our
trust in ourselves and in our ambitions, realizing our failure
was due partly to fickle fate, partly to lack of proper training
on our own part. . . , ' - -
t Love! It is by bur side 'to comfort us if .we have not
scorned it. ' ' . . : , , t - ;
Friendship! It but waits' to help us again. V
It 'is good for us to seek. the heights. Only, the worthless
keeps his eyes fixed on the ground, refuses to leave the safety
of dead level. 1 - .-' ; '. 4 . ;- ;
(Coatlaoed a pax SO ' .
Raviria, Outdoor Opera
. Center, Now" Ranks High
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Chicago Surburban Center Dares-to Present 10 "Weeks ' and
Three Days of Grand Opera by Artists Chosen
. From Greatest. Schools
RAVINIA, 111. Bayreuth, Obermmergau, Ravinia !
Fifteen years devotion to a high purpose has added to th2
other two this name of "the opera house iii the wood3," now a
recognized world center of . art. . . ". ! " - ; .
;Here:from every, state in tthe union : and from foreign
countries- music lovers gather. ,Here night after niht
throughout the-summerrhen musical activity elsewhcro ex
cept in South America and.Covent Garden, London, ii ;.t a
standstill, are presented a galaxy of the most widely novn
of the world's singer-actors in major grand. opera.
'.f. It is a daring institution, for season after sczrz. it has
dared to present ten weeks and three days of grand crra by
artists chosen from the greatest winter opera houirj. It Is.r,
dared to make its home in a beautiful suburb .end invito iu
patrons to take a journey of -more than 20 miles, frcm Cl.'ca--go,
to hear its performances. .
Ravihia is an expression of the belief of Leah Eel::.1. -:n,
who-made it, possible, that "every man, reanlls cf i.:.
born of humdrum, has a thirst for finer and letter t!::
For .several years it was better known . in . Eurcr 2 i:
America because its fame was carried there by tha r
and patrons. : ,
- ; Ravinia, Mr. Eckstein believes, may ba ccrr.: .rr :
Bayreuth and to Oberammergau but in. the finr.l I:
stands alone as the exponent of musical educnticn. It
the test that is to be had in. opera within the rench c: .
people. " . ". ': '
'. :Its setting is unique. It is nestled away "ar-- r. ; '
trees and flowers, a brief distance " from 'tl. 2 . ' c:
Michigan., There is nothing. artificial -a!; t it. V:
its'surroundings is adding yearly to.it.? pc; .:I:.;y c ;
tion place, where vacation and muLc may L 1 -; f - ;l
Otto IL Kahn of New York, chairman cf th? ) -!
reaof the,Mc'tropolitan Opera company, .' j :
trip here for the opening .night this ;. j:;.
other. of Ravinia's extraordinary fcatur. 1 .
tic' properties result-J, from an a:t cf r.-'". ,
phO'sical .rzzt that 'could .net I2 tluj'I-r;.;. 1 c.
wcal'-h of Crc2-v - -
"This opera 1. rare."-Mr. Ilahn fa! "1- 1. , .
Stradivariun virh'n which n
lva anything if ,2 ecahl li
with f.ccourtics ruch as tl ,. hat it c .