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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
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W. H. Haadaraaa
Ralph H. Klatsiaf
E. A. Kaotaa - -W.
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- Poultry Editor
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aw pukHihad harala.
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JOY FOLLOWS UNDEHSTA NI)IX(t -"And nit the - nrinla urotit
Urelr way to eat. and to drink, and to end portions, and to make
great mirth, because they bad understood the words that were de
clared unto them." Neh. 8:1.
OUR CANNING INDUSTRY
Salem has eight canneries; seven packing fruits and one
putting up beans and pumpkins and salting cucumbers and
' Besides a large vinegar factory and several oackiritr and
barreling plants and a fruit juice factory and cider factory ;
ana several more allied concerns m prospect
And there is going to be vast room for extensions in all
these lines r for more canneries, for grape juice and jam and
jelly plants, etc. Several more canneries for Salem are now
The canning industry of the United States as a whole is a
, huge one, and growing very fast
So that one of the comments which .visitors from other
lands frequently make on the United States is that we use so
large a quantity of canned goods, that we, figuratively, take
our meals out of the can.
- According to recently published figures the approximate
.value of American preserved foods totaled over $500,000,000
last year. Products included vegetables, fruits, sea foods,
pickles, preserves; and milk and meats might appropriately
have been added. Including some 200 canneries in Canada,
which buy most of their supplies in the United States, the
total value of the supplies consumed by canners is estimated
at $100,000,000 yearly. There are 5,000,000,000 cans used,
and about the same number of bottles and jars. Ten billion
labels and 300,000,000 boxes are required. Sugar to the
amount of 6,250 tons was used for sweetening.
Although previously a majority of canneries operated at
only from three to six months, many are operating the entire
year now, and the number of year around canneries is increas
ing as products out oi season are tound to keep the canner s
equipment busy the entire 12 months. A few of the most
common fill-in products arc spaghetti, oysters and baked
beans. While most of the food products sold are put up in
cans, the number of glass receptacles used is growing. Even
now over $150,000,000 worth is preserved in glass.
Exports of canned vegetables in 1925 amounted to $5.
900,000 and fruity $20,800,000. Our canned corn evidently is
liked the best abroad, as some 24,300,000 cases of this product
were exported last year. Tomatoes came second with 19,-
vou.wu cases, peas tnird witn i,uu,ouo cases, and over
14,000,000 cases of baked beans took their places on the
dinner tables of our neighbors across seas. Peaches led the
fruits followed closely by Hawaiian pineapples.
We are far better off than the emperors and kings of the
"a. aaa a -m jm a . a V V.nt Vin Vlr1 1tal HA 1tQn(1 Sfi fol Ifi's I . 1 - J A . I 1 -wll1 1 Sk.Y k
ancients wno, as it win be recalled irom tales in the old iatmi 1,101 UM a nunuwnut -
, . ' . , , . . . , . abduction. It was est a pleasant broken trunk tray and covered
verse when an especially elaborate celebrative meal was
desired. Americans and those who buy American canned
i i At : f ii u i i ii.
, jgooaa nave me aeucacies oi ine worm Hpjeau ueiuie mem in
tins and glass receptacles whenever the appetite calls for
them and with no greater effort than a visit to the corner
store a block or two away.
The increased value of things put up in glass containers
in 1925 in the United States increased in value 40.6 as com-
! aa -vnA tra'4Vt 1001 nnrl i nr o a ca in roliia ff "T rv"vrl Q ir lilatkG TMlf 1111
CftACA VTt,A4 d,kfaA OUU iiiVl V-C?V J all VUfaw V. a
in tin cans grew in the same period from 15 to 29 per cent
And there will be continued steady growth
And Salem ought to be putting up in cans now corn, peas,
tomatoes, asparagus, carrots, beets, and a dozen more vege
tables and fruits not now included in our annual pack, which
is away above a million cases annually, as against only
30,000 cases in 1910
But which ought to be doubled soon, and have a continuous
progressive growth for an indefinite time.
Herbert Hoover says our population is not far away from
the time when we will not be able to feed our people from our
land - .
And the Willamette valley should live fully up to her
"opportunities, with not a slacker or an idle acre. Then
10,000,000 of the people of the United States w ill live in this
By Clement C. Moore.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through, the
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds, j
While visions of sugar plums danced through their heads ; j
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, j
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap, j
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, j
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below;
When what to my wandering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer?
With a little old driver, so lively and quick
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name :
4Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Praicer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly.
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So, up to the house top the coursers they flew.
With a sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas, too.
And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot ;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.
His eyes how they twinkled ! His dimples how merry !
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry ;
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
'And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook," when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist, of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings ; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle ;
But I heard.him exclaimere he drove out of sight :
.'Happy Christmas to all, "and to all a goodnight
sorry to have troubled you. Come
on.; CUC We'll go-to Keene."
With that they toot themselves
off,; and Janet ascended again to
the attic. She unlocked a trunk,
from which Celiw thrust a pallid
and perspiring face.
"Have they gone?"
"Aye, the gomerals! Trampin
through the lad's "house wi sairch
warrant! Much they found!
f "Come, lass, ronie back tae yer
(To be continued)
trainmen directing 'jthe vork of
clearing the tracks. , The bodies
ot four children were t$mong those
NATION 'FOOLED' ABOUT
NAVY DECLARES BUTLER
(Continued from page I)
j the back porch and were permit
j ted to go home through the back
i eate. The next time they attend
j the conference they will find not
j only the front gate and the front
! door open, but they will be invited
to sit on the hair covered sofas in
: the front parlor.
"For one. I have come to realise
i that nations, like individua1:?. have
always been governed by force and
will continue to be so governed.
Having succeeded in inducing the
nations to destroy some of their
great ships, I supposed that a
friendly relation had begun and
that when America sank some
SOO.OOO tons of good steel those
other nations would approci.ite the
Kenerosity expressed in our will
ingness to sacrifice.
"But when I learned in the
past week that those other nations
have built more ships than they
sacrificed and that the spirit of
the 5-5-3 treaty was not observed
through the construction of small
er vessels than those limited by
the treaty, I began to conclude
that America had been fooled."
The known injured i
S- J. Keith, engineer
Ponce de Lone. '
R. M. Pierce, road foreman, rid
ing in Keith's cab. '
Mrs. Wi'.'iams 3 nd small
daughter, of l)et -:it. '
All were rerwrted seriously hurt
and Mrs. Williams with (her child
were taken to a hospital s t Cedar
town, Ga. )
One of the physicians "Pt here
on a relief train estimated that
there were a5 or morel injured
The body of the firemat of the
northbound train was pianed to
the cab by wreckage, but reescuers
could not reach it. J
The whole town of Rcfr-kmart
turned out to assist in rednoving
the wreckage from the dead and
Cedartown.' is 17 miles from
Rockmart. ' I
FACTORIES GET SUPPLIES
Despite a slowing dqwn in auto
mobile production, most Michigan
factories - are bringing in larg
amounts of raw materials against
the time -when production will in
crease, according to a survey by
the Pere Marquette railway.
Bits For Breakfast
ffrVI MAgSARET CAtAEgQM
On the way to Fitzwilliam Scott
Nixon what he might expect
if it was not clearly demonstrated
l V A good county agent would justify his employment in the
111111 n wiiuin vivi' in nriv iiiik til k.iwjw s. vj ux Jxh. iiiaiui nmuj-
tries on the land in other words, he would be worth about
;40 times his cost.5 ,Wc are not living up to our opportunities,
by several very long shots. 1
"The garret, sir. ,
He mounted, discovering only
cobwebbed beams, an array of
locked and dusty trunks, two or
t.'iree decrepit chairs, a neap
vt Thcrj: must be no thought of slacking up on the campaign
;oftr sugar beet acreage, till the 1500 acre point K reached, and
. Ki ROnO Vr.. rWMn frsr 1 0U '.nrut f nrtOTV vThe Test Will be
. nv v v a v v k a v a - ' a'a ' - af
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valley the sugar bowl of inc. pnftcd StatcC' ;t
: f' (jct a idozcii sugar factories within a radius f 20 miles of
$alem, and there will be number of additional skyscrapers
in Ihteciiy. ; :; ? r K c
Extend the Christmas cheer campaign for six weeks, at
least rtill-field work opcns'-upry--y'U
Arrived tLtre. Kixon learned at
the store that the Smith house lay
down a lonely road at the edge or
the village and was without neigh
bors, but detected no indication
that the menage had dissolved into
thin air over night. Before visit
ing it, Scott insisted upon obtain
ing a search warrant. The sheriff,
amazed, said that there was noth
ing wron with Mrs. Smith; her
shofer had been to see him about
seme business that very morning.
But Scott, arbitrary as usual.
would accept no refusal. He ar
gued that nobody knew anything
about this woman, who had ar
rived only a week before and
might be a clever crook. His
daughter had been kidnaped, and
by this and by that he intended
to investigate every suspicious
house in the state, if necessary.
The sheriff scratched his head, ad
mitting that the lady had been
unable to give any references, and
eventually, not averse to an active
share in the excitement, consented
to accompany them. A few min
utes later the three Ftood on Mrs.
Smith's perch, hammering at the
door until - Janet composedly
."I want to see Mrs. Smith,"
Scott said abruptly.
- "She's not in." Her tone was
serene, her dignity unruffled.
"Where is she?"
"I think she went to Keene.
"Well, I'm going to search this
house.. Thi is the sheriff. A
young lady has disappeared and
I t"Hve she's here.". .
welcome, 3 since ye have t he . la w
with ye. Rut it is u hard way to
treat a lady like her. Ve'H find
obody hern tint, me." x
She flung wide the dHr, ami
the three entered; Nixon and the
fheriff. impressed by the old S-ots
woman's a'ast ere. aggressive xc-;ptH-tabilHy,
. already convinced
that they pursued a wild goose.
Nevertheless, the house was thor
oughly searched. Janet, calm and
disdainful, following' them about.
Scott peered into closets and un
der beds and behind large, niera
of furniture, corning at last to the
door to the attic. : - f-
"Waal's up here? he demsntl-
vith an old carriage rug, and sev
oral rolls of wall paper.
Satisfied that no one could be
strceted in the house, he led his
party to the barn, returning,
baffled, to the kitchen door, where
Janet stood, dour and rigid, fol
lowing their investigations with
visible disapproval. ;
"Where did this Mrs. Smith
come from?" Scott questioned.
"Are ye suspicious that maj-be
he hid the young lady in Se
attle?" was the biting reply, and
i the sheriff lll-advisedly permitted
himself to chuckle, winning a
glare from Scott before that gen
tleman again attempted to bore
through to Janet's soul with his
"How long have you worked
"1 worked for the master many
a year before ever he saw her, and
for his father and mother before
him. Thirty years I've been in
the family, and this is the first
time I've ever seen a house search
ed by a sheriff. Rut then, we've
lived always among gentlefolk."
Even Scott was not armored
against that shaft. His flush deep
ened, and under the old woman's
steady scrutiny he fonnd himself
constrained to a certain explana
"Humph! My daughter was kid
n'aped last night. We're trying
io find her. and something I'd
heard about Mrs. Smith . Well,
Last morning to shop early
a S "a
And you will have to, if
would avoid the rush.
There will be a special Christ
mas prologue with a local cast at
the Elsinore tomorrow, along with
the picture, "The Winning of Bar
bara Wrorth." Some of Salem's
outstanding talent will be in the
It would well pay the people of
Salem to provide the salary and
expenses of a county agent for the
poultry industry alone. A good
man could put Salem on the map
in a few years, as the Petaluma of
Oregon, with an industry bringing
more than 520.000,000 annually
to this city.
There is no other industry that
would bring more patronage to
all classes of our business men.
Some of the $20,000,000 would
get into every single pocket.
The saving of the lives of chicks
(hat now die needlessly would be
worth several times the salary and
expenses of a county agent.
And this is only one line of de
velopment that is needed here.
The right kind of a county
agent would put over the beet
sugar acreage, and assure the
building of a beet sugar factory,
which industry alone would em
ploy five or six men doing the
work of county agents, in order to
insure profits to the farmers grow
ing sugar beets. And this would
mean rotation and hundreds of
thousands of dollars annually add
ed to the value of other crops that
mesh in with sugar beet growing,
and great increase in the dairying
and other live stock industries.
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BOOK INJUNCTION NOW
Continued on paga B.J
they said they were opposed to
entering into contracts with the
publishers for textbooks adopted
at the annual meeting of the state
textbook commission, and would
welcome a permanent injunction
in the Graham case pending legis
It was said that the resolution
was adopted by the majority mem
bers of the board of education be
cause of criticism leveled at the
adoptions of the state textbook
130 DIE AS FAST CRACK
TRAINS HIT IN GEORGIA
(CuBUnueui from pass 1)
sought to penetrate the wreck
age. Mingled with the screams
of the injured in the debris of the
all-steel cars were the frantic
shouts of those who sought to free
them and the commands of
&iro rtof &Anei Yfr4 Life.-Pseoreef
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HECKE & HENDRICKS
tnaitraite of All Kinds . . Telephone 101
lleilig Theater Lobby. 1S9 North High
FOR A KING!
Mfans vou can M,
See Our Service
You can See Our Service as a matter of omission as
well as commission.
As a matter of omission our drivers omit all damage
to lawns, windows and weather boarding. And as a;
matter of commission they gather up all spilled coal,
clean up the walks and leave your home just as they
As a housewife remarked the other day, "While unable
to be at home tomorrow I know that it is perfectly safe
for your drivers to make delivery during my absence.
You, too, will find that it is not necessary to forego a
visit to friends or a meeting of the club when Hillman
Fuel Company is to make delivery of your fuel.
NILLMAN FUEL CO.
Our Telephone Number is 27 or 1855
T IT 1
JUST RECEIVED LARGE SHIPMENT OF
All the New Colors
WE ARE PLACING. EVERY PAIR ON SALE
Regularly sold at $2.50, $3.00
and $3.50, to close out
65c 95c $1.35
McCALLUM SILK HOSE
Regular $2.00 Values on sale at
3 Pairs for $5.00
500 PAIRS SILK HOSE
Up to ?1.50 per pair all go at
Men's House Slippers
We are finishing up all our men's slippers. Every pair
must go, both leather and felt. Regular price $2.00 to
95c $1.35 $1.95 $2.95
kjxxt enure stock mens women s. dovs
and children's shoes all on sale at ridi
culously low prices.
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NEVER BEFORE ON SALE
Are now going at closing out prices. Any of the above mentioned
articles make very practicable presents.
SF Rubber Heel Day Every Wednesday. We Ik
VWPut Heels On Any Shoe For Half Price.S? (&
. Repair Dep't.
Our shop, is quipped
with all new machin
cry. We use nothing
but thQ very best
grade of leather that
money will buy.
Mr. Jacobson in chargo
of thi department, is
an expert in his line
ha spent years in fac
tories and repair shops '
and will do nothing
but high grade work.
Fm Pimp .
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Do Your Feet Hurt?
removed without pain,
or oreness. ingrown,
nail s removed and
treated. Pains in feet,"
weak foot; flat foot, !
foot strains and fallen
arches adjusted. Do
not suffer.;- I will give
you the best that sci4 1
enco can ' produce in ;
scientific chiropody. .
' V . Consult - -
Dr. 31. D. Vinyard
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