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American Minister Describes
Position as i'Boxing With
, -i a Ghost"
Jelly to the wall is th simile some
experts on China find to lit the
Job of western diplomats In Pe
king this last decade or so.
American Minister "Jack Mac
Morray, official fcorernment ex
pert on China,' describes it as "box
ing with ghost: now you see a Cen
tral Chinese, gorerament and now
you don't. - - . :
MaM urray knew what to ex
pect when he went out to his Job
in inly, 1925.", He had been there
before, n varioui oapaclties. Also
he had serred' In Tokyo and much
In the - Far 1 Eastern Division In
Washington . KTen the sarants
recognize him. as profoundly
learned in Oriental racial psychol
ogryf t . . - r . - , -
1 He took to Peking with him a
;do it now" complex. So far as
China's bland disregard of the
rains of time will permit, he hus
tles in American fashion. Yet.
probably he sympathises, or at
least' understands, the Chinese
Tiewpoint, for "Jack" MacMurray
was the only state department sub
chief whose proud spirit former
Secretary Rughes could nerer
break to a j clock time schedule in
Washington. '.. ; j: -
Mr. Hughes beliered In starting
the day's business not later than
9:01 a. m. He soon found it use
less to page MacMurray for Far
Eastern consultation before. 11: SO.
That's when ? the MacMurray day
begins by preference, to run along
at his desk until 11:30 p. m. or
later, at need, then a little pleas
ant relaxation until 2 a. m. or so.
the normal MacMurray bed time.
This $575 Style Vose used piano
now priced $235. See this. $5
down; .SS a month. Geo. C. Will
Music House. 432 State St. Est.
18 79.-., -i - ;
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Londoners Still Very Shy
of Installing Telephones
LONDON (AP) Londoners
shy, more or less, at the telephone.
Statistics show that while the
number of! telephone installed in
homes and offices has increased,
within .the j last year or so, the av
erage number of calls made by
subscribers is on the decrease.
This is dne to the fact that new
subscribers have not acquired the
telephone habit and sometimes go
along for imonths without taking
full advantage of the time saving
A campaign to eliminate this
telephone shyness has been inaug
urated by the London telephone
service. Officials say servants, es
pecially maids, have a horror of
the telephone, thinking it eery and
uncanny, and the educational pub
licity is aimed to teach the domes
tics its advantages. The propor
tion of telephones to population In
London at the present time is a
small fraction over one to each 15
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Lift Off-No Pain!
Doesn't hurt one bit! Drop s
little "Freezone" on an aching
corn, instantly that corn stops
hurting, i then shortly you lift it
right off with fingers.
Tour druggist sells a tiny bottle
of Treesone" for a few cents,
sufficient to remove every hard
corn, soft corn, er corn between
the toes, and the foot calluses,
rlthout soreness or irritation.
WILL BE THEATER
Huge Natural Showhouse
Thought to Have Been Used
- by Early Man
PHOENIX, Arte.. (AP) Not to
be outdone by peoples who roam
ed the great southwest in ages
past, modern man plans to use
Echo canyon, a huge natural am
phitheater, as a place of amuse
ment. The canyon at the foot of Camel
Back mountain is being converted
Into a modern show house and
where generations ago camp fires
and torches lighted the night, eleo
trlcity will illuminate the. bowl. '
The amphitheater, which is esti
mated will easily seat 25,000 per
sons. Is a part of Camel Back
mountain that in the rays of the
setting sun resembles a huge pink
camel sleeping on the sands. of a
surrounding desert. The huge
bowl, students of the prehistoric
life in Arizona believe, was used
by . aborigines as a place .of wor
ship. Evidences found in a cave
in one side of the bowl, they say,
show that the place once was need
for tribal sacrifices. -
In this place thousands of peo
ple are thougnt to have gathered
for their ceremonies. Gradually
sloping down from the rim, the
huge bowl provided easy resting
place for the worshippers of a for
mer day. The cactus covered
gravel that forms the flooring of
the bowl has turned up religious
tokens, prayer sticks and short
pieces of bamboo stopped at each
end with mud and which contained
It will be an amusement and en
tertainment arena for residents of
the Salt River Valley, which cen
ters about Phoenix. The moun
tain and canyon are on the fringe
of the valley which is watered by
the huge Roosevelt dam. In this
valley, where a few years ago on
ly a desert greeted th eye, now are
thousands of acres of citrus fruits
The bowl -has perfect acoustic
properties. A person standing in
the center speaking in an ordinary
tone of voice, it is estimated,
could be heard by 2ET.000 persons
seated around the amphitheater.
H i SUCCESS
" "w"(ByALAN J.GdULD)
NEW YORK, Feb. 12. (AP)
College rowing success, to an ex
tent perhaps greater than in any
other sport is bound up In the
teaching methods and psychology
of its coaches. Of recent years it
has been more especially associat
ed with the disciples of the famous
rowing gospel that the late Hiram
Conibear founded at the Univer
sity of Washington.
Tale, Washington and the Navy,
These Wives of Ours!
E TOOK them from the shelter of their families,
gave them two or three rooms and a share of our
salary -then left them sitting there among the wedding
presents, a it bewildered.
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But they knew how-these wives of ours. They knew
now to make rooms into homes, and how to get more
rnerchandise out of a dollar bill than we ever could. We're
lucky to have wives. ! How do they do it?
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Look through this paper, day after day. You will find'
advertisements covering almost every human need. They
are filled with hints for the household, hints for health,
hints for clothing, hints for keeping ybungl "They are vir
tually little essays on life. No woriderthese wives of ours
follow them so carefully. As one wise wife said: "It isn't
so much that I know housekeeping so well. I know where
to learn it!
Meet advertising is prepared especially f br'womeiu Read
it It form an authoritative textbook
on good housekeeping
whose crews have dominated the
intercollegiate seas since the war.
all face the 192T sason with bright
prospects ' under the tutelage of
disciples of the "Washington sys
tem." There are variations to
this system as practiced by Ed
Leader at Yale, Rusty Callow at
Washington and Bob Butler at
Annapolis, but the results have
"Form" tui displayed by the
oarsmen of these three institu
tions, has been so consistent in
recent years that even while most
of the sween-swlngers were " ding
their stuff indoors it has bcome
apparent they are well-started to
ward another conquering campaign.
The Navy and Washington,
again are picked by observers to
fight it out June 29 in the pictur
esque Poughkeepsie regatta, where
one or the other has triumphed in
six straight years. , Tale, in its
own traditional sphere, has high
hopes of making it seven in a row
over Harvard on the Thames river,
Harvard, shifting coaches again,
may stage a come-back. Pennsyl
vania, Syracuse and Columbia,
evidencing improvement last sea
son, may be even stronger factors,
while Cornell, under Ed Wray,
hopes for a return to some of its
former rowing glories.
Washington captured the
Poughkeepsie classic last June by
an eyelash from the Navy In one
of the most sensational races of
all time, with six other crews of a
record field trailing. It rounded
out an amazing six-year competi
tive record with the Navy and
Washington either first or second
in every start. Each has compet
ed five times in this span and each
has a record of three victories and
two second places.
California was second in 1921
and Wisconsin in 1924 so that it
has been a bleak and cheerless
stretch for the four members of
the Rowing Association Colum
bia, Cornell, Penn.and Syracuse.
NEWS OF THE STAGE AND SCREEN
TRIESTE (AP) The death of
the mad ex-empress of Mexico,
Charlotte, has recalled the trage
dy of her life, but it also has
brought to mind the few happy
years of her life spent at the fam
ous castle of Miramar.
MIramer, one of the most beau
tiful pleasure estates of Europe,
was the home of Charlotte and her
husband, Maximilian, for seven
years after their. marriage. They
came to the shining white castle
which faces the blue Adriatic Sea
near Trieste from Brussels immed
iately after Charlotte, the only
daughter of Leopold I of Belgium,
was married to the Archduke of
Austria, in 1857. It was their
home until 1864, when Maximil
ian left on his ill-fated expedition
The marble castle stands on the
tip of a promontory in the Trieste
bay and its tower arises 100 feet
sheerly by the seaside. Its glow
ing white contrasts vividly rlth
the background of deep bine sea
on one side and, on the other, the
dark green of a virtual forest of
cypresses and firs. The latter
were planted by Austrian land
scape gardeners In 1854, when
Maxmllian was making the castle
ready for his princess.
The castle's interior is disap
pointing at first. Its entrance
floor is narrow, and lacking in
decorations Teutonic in its au
sterity but on the upper floors
there are the business quarters of
royalty including Charlotte's
sumptuous bedroom with windows
of tinted blue and rose-colored
glass overlooking the sea. The
furnishings were removed by the
Austrians when they evacuated
Trieste during the World war.
Dorothy MackaiU and Jack Mnl
hall, two of First National's most
prominent young featured players,
had a terrible squabble recently.
It happened right out In the street,
too.i and passersby prepared to
send in a. rail for the riot squad.
However, it was all smothered out
and the young pair are now good
Director Al Santell was the
peacemaker. You see, it was all
part of a motion picture, of course.
This pair, with Charles Murray,
are featured in "Subway Sadie,"
which is the current attraction at
the Elsinore theater today, Feb
ruary 13 and Tuesday, February
Dorothy and 'Jack became en
gaged, according to the story, and
went window shopping in an effort
to line up some necessary furni
ture. They stopped in front of a
furniture store and gazed at a bed
room suite. It was of satinwood,
and Dorothy decided she- wanted
it. Jack, being a bit old fashioned,
figured on a brass bed because
that was what his mother started
And the row was on. It was a
good one while it lasted, but Di
rector Santell called a halt after
enough footage had been shot. It
Is one of the real laughs of the pic
ture, which, by the way, i3 filled
with sparkling comedy. .
Today the special attraction at
the Elsinore theater will be the
Fanchon and Marco vaudeville.
This marks the third performance
in Salem and with each perform
ance a greater appreciation is be
ing manifested by the patrons of
the theater. Their acts are lively,
filled with a variety of amusing
and entertaining features.
If you like to cry "The Strong
man will Btop your breath with a
hoarse catch, will send the tears
rolling doW .'your cheeks, (and
quicken your pulse- with pathetic
sympathy iar the wistful, moon
faced, loneisome boy who strolls
across the Screen in the appealing
personality) of Harry Langdon.
Peculiar this comedy is. If it
had been an actor who considers
himself an emotional dramatist
playing the role of the ex-Belgian
soldier searenms iui -.
guardian aneeL "The Strong Man"
would have been bailed as one of
the moBt poignant and heart-catcn
in. -if (hn Wear's films.
As it i$. with the inimitable
Harry Langdon in the title roie,
curious, yet remarkably
attractive mixture of the shrillest
laughter and the, softest sobDing.
Chaplin has a rival at last for
Some of the high spots of the
picture were the scenes with Ger
trude Astor in her, apartment,
when he looked like a scared little
boy entrapped by a wicked woman
Another, and orobably the most
worthy of; remembrance, was the
scene in which Harry discovers
that the Mary Brown he Is looking
for Is right In front of him. In ten
seconds Of pantomime in this
scene. Harry told a story which
might easily require a reel with a
less giftedi artist.
fund that had . been raised previ
ously. Also. $25.00 , previously
voted "by -the .school board' was
added. : 1
Mrs. Nellie Hammer is principal
of the school and was manager of
the eyings entertainment. A
community pie sold for $13.25.
The evening's receipts wiped out
the total indebtedness.
On Monday evening the Port
land Symphony orchestra will give
a concert at the Elsinore theater.
There will be 70 musicians in this
orchestra and this will no doubt
be one of the biggest attractions
of the season in Salem. The Port
land Oregonian of December 7,
1926. carried the following article
concerning the orchestra.
"At the close of what was in
every respect the most Impressive
as well as the longest symphony
program of the season to date, the
audience which packed the public
auditorium to hear William van
Hoogstraten lead the Portland
Symphony Orchestra in its fourth
concert paid an enthusiastic trib
uteto the illustrious conductor and
his excellent group of musicians.
After the brilliant coda to Tschai
kowskys "March Slave," which
brought the big concert to a dram
atic close, the audience literally
rose !n acclaim. Shouts of
"bravo" were heard from all parts
of the hall. It was the most en
thusiastic demonstration given at.
any large musical event i this sea
son .... Despite the genuine inter
est manifested in the Strauss tone
poem, there could be no question
that the Marche Slave was the sen
sation of the evening."
Harry Langdon's latest laugh
riot, i'The Strong Man," is a hit
the whole family will like. The
picture will be shown at the Ore
gon theater today, February 13.
11 you like to laugh "The
Strong Man" will knock you for
a joyful Joop, give you a ticklish
somersault, and catch you with a
chest-gurgle on the rebound.
Movement to Prevent All
Duplication of Presents
LONDON (AP) Lady Bingham
received 26 portable electric
lamps with shades among 500 wed
ding gifts which inspired her to
start a movement In England to
prevent duplication of presents for
the brides of tile future. Anoth
er recent bride was the recipient
of 38 handbags, a whole table full
of cut glass flower holders, and
about 50 ornamental boxes in
gold. Ivory and shagreen, the uses
of which have not yet been deter
mined. , Lady Barbara, in the interest of
prospective brides has suggested
that the idea of an "inspection
tea" long popular in (he United
States, be "adopted here, so as -to
give the bride's friends a' chance
to meet at the bride's homeland
consult with her. In an off-hand
sort of way, and what she needs
and desires, and then, among
themselves decide, upon what each
one should give. r ' C
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Auburn School Pie Social
Wipes Out Indebtedness!
The Auburn school held a pie
social last evening to raise the
balance of indebtedness on the
piano, which will be the property
of the entire community.
Mr. Woodrv and family dedi
cated the entire evening progfam
and his services as auctioneer.
The amount raised was $68.00, to
which was added si 9.00 Dy tne
Sunday school piano community
Money refunded if it does not
i cure your case
NELSON & IJUNT
Cor. Court and Liberty Tel. 7
Monday is Valentine Day
Monday Night the
And Herbert Wither
spoon are here
say I wish I had
Be a Booster for Better
Entertainment and say
! I was there.
Make reservations now
- "It Is my greatest wish that the
party shall bans together,9, said
the man on the platform.'
STHear, hear! came a voice
from the back seat.
i "1 don't mean In the sense In
which the Idle ' scoffer back there
would have you understand,, went
on the speaker with dignity, "but
that they may hang . together' In
concord and accord.
; ?1 don't care what kind of a
cord it Is, came the voice again,
"as long as' it is a strong cord.
ORANGE GROVE TRIO
JEANNE DAHL AND COMPANY
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Chfldren 25c Balcony 50c . : Floor
I'll give one of you boys six
pence to carry my hag to
said .the cross-eyed man D
before, three boys corainrl l?1
school. ' . 5 "oai
''Which one, mister?" pipd
boyss in chorus.
-'You," said the cross-py
There was a pause. aa-
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' TODAY S ,
F'.oor , .
THE OREGON "
V. van Hoogstraten
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Unfinished Symphony Schubert
Tannhauser Overture : Wagner
Evening; Star Wagner (from "Tannhauser")
Night 'on Bald Mountain...-1 ..Moussorgsky
Valse Triste Sibelius
Flight of the Bumble-bee Rimsky-Korsakoff
"Marche; Slave Tschaikowsky
Prices $1.50, 2.00, $2.50
Sunday, Feb. 20
r2:30 Matinee Night 8:10
The Most Powerful Film of the Year
, "BEAU GESTE,"' the story of the strangest and
most mysterious adventure human souls ever knew, will
grip you .with its tense drama until you fairly want to
"should with anxiety. '
And RONALD COLMAN as "BEAU" his greatest
role will live in your heart as a symbol of nobility.
Names You Will Never Forget
Besides COLMAN you will see NOAH BEERY,
ALICE JOYCE, NELL HAMILTON, WILLIAM POW
ELL, MARY BRIAN, RALPH FORBES, and scores
more, all lending thefr finest effort toward this master
story of French Foreign Legion.
The Year's Greatest Melodrama
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; A PARAMOUNT PICTURE
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20 PIECE ORCHESTRA
Prices: Matinee 50c, 75c, $1.10 Nights, 50c, 75c,
J . ' $1.10, S1.65