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SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 16, 1927
THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM, OREGON
The Oregon Statesman
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April 1, 1927 !'
i In the end of the sabbath as it began to dawn toward tho first day
of the wwk, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary see the
sepalchre. And behold there was a great earthquake: for
of the Lord j descended from Heaven and came and rolled
stone from the door, and sat upon it. St. Mathew 28: 1-2
God and You
'. j A LENTEN MEDITATION j
; ' . By the Rev, Charles Stelzle j
God has glorified the Cross.
It once stood for the utmost disgrace.
It waj a "stumbling block." and "foolishness" to many nations.
They could not understand how such an instrument could become
an emblem of royalty.
The deepest meaning of the Cross finds its expression in unselfish
devotion to all the needs of men.
";' "In the Cross of Christ I glory. I
, .Towering .o'er the wrecks of time:
All the light' of sacred story.
Gathers ronnd its head sublime."
THE DIFFICULT CHINESE SITUATION
Eugene Chen, graduate of Harvard university, master of
modern languages, polished Oriental scholar, foreign
of the Nationalist government backed by the southern forces
organized by the Cantonese, sends under Thursday's date
from Hankow the following appeal to the American; people:
"The Nationalist government did not expecc to see America so
recklessly burning behind her the bridges which might Ijave led to
peaceful cooperation between reborn Nationalist China land demo
cratic America, the defender of liberty.
"The Chinese people believe the American people aie not aware of
the crimes (their government is committing. So the Chinese people
appeal to all citliens of America. We ask you:
"Is it trjue that America's economic and political interests in China
necessitate (this catastrophic change in America's policy toward China?
"We arjs sore and we know also that not one American,' citizen nor
one American cent would have been endangered by the success of the
Nationalist! revolution in China. We know, further, that this same j
assurance rould have been given by the leaders of American foreign
policy if during the past few weeks in the White House new decis-
Ions had not been adopted which have changed radically the old policy
In China if it had hot been decided that the time was at hand to
I plunge int a new world war to 'solve all Japanese, British and Ameri
I can difficulties in the Pacific and so to make the world safe for trade
"Only iby such a change in policy could the aggressive actions,
threats, suggestions, the rash steps taken recently by American diplo
mats and pailitarists in China ha explained.
"But, fio the American people know and concur in thls policy?
Are the American people willing that their policy of friendshipfnoward
China ahouG be abandoned; that their country should continue with
the other Western powers in a war in the Far East? If the American
people approve such a war. then the Nanking bombardment, the con
centration of naval forces at Shanghai, the evacuation of all American
citizens from Hankow and the tenor of certain articles in American
newspapers in China are seasonable and well timed.
"But, it the American people do not know what is portending, if
they do not desire to have their sons and brothers the victims of
another gteat world catastrophe and one in which the friendship built
np over a palf a century would be irretrievably lost, then the American
people sheuld be on their guard. !
l"We Cjalnese people, therefore, desire to tell the people of America
that their government Is leading them to a new bloody massacre in
our land, ia massacre in comparison with what the World war would
be a mere ripple on the sea.
"In tils massacre , countless people, young and old. would be
murdered, killed, drowned, blown up or poisofted by gas; Untold
treasures' and cultSfral achievements of priceless value would perish."
What a pity the Chinese people could not hare followed
and trusted Sun Yat Sen, their George Washington, while he
lived, rather than worship him dead. .
For the month of March 118 car load of eggs were ship
ped east from western Washington. That state will soon be
as great a producer of poultry products as California, with
Oregon third in the race. But Oregon is making headway
and gathering momentum. There is a 25 per cent increase
going on this year in the poultry industry of the Salem dis
trict, with greater speed ahead.
1TE5TW I S
GET PRIZES TODAY
Twelve Best Bird House
Builders Are Announced;
Woodburn Boy First
Prizes for winners of the an
nual bird house contest sponsored
by the YMCA and the Salem Na
ture club will be awarded today,
it was announced by Loyal War-1
ner, wno is in cnarge. rne prizes
which number twelve have been
donated by local businessmen.
Neal Butterfield, of Woodburn
constructed the best birdhouse, the
judges agreed. His entry was a
hollowed out tree portion which
measured up especially well on
adaptibility and durability. Others
points used in grading were beau
ty and workmanship.
Paul Brown, a member of the
Penn Pioneer club, Salem, took
second prize with his creation.
His entry which was cleverely con
structed to imitate a regular hum
an dwelling with yard inclosure,
radio, and mail box, was consid
ered the most beautiful of all.
Other winners of prizes id order
William Mosier, Salem; Lowell
Knight, Turner; Ned Hale, Salem;
Oscar Klrkpatrick, Salem; Her
bert Walker, Salem; Phil Brow
nell, Salem; Fred Golden, Turner:
Burton Walker, Salem; Sam
Hayes, Salem; and Paul Silke,
Fifty-five bird houses were en
tered in the contest. The prize
winners are being displayed in
windows of the United States Na
tional bank, and Andersons sport
ing goods store.
Bits For Breakfast
Some surprises ahead
If you think Salem has
For you -will find that Salem
has just been gathering ability to
make real growth.
pecially if you leave it in the bot
tle. S -a
Americanism: Violating the J
statutes and accepting unwritten)
law as sacVed. I
S "a mm
If one borrows money it is bet
ter to be a nation than an indivi
dual. A nation is gfven more time
in which to pay.
Personal liberty takes its half
of the road out of the center.
It is about time for something
worse to take the place of jazz.
The Charleston was succeeded by
the Blackbottom in due time!
As to the much-praised ant, he
doesn't produce. Anybody could
enjoy industry if it consisted in
After all, the majority gets the
responsibility and the minority
has the fun.
Giant and DuPont explosives
(fuse blasting caps). Lumber
and all building materials. Gab
riel Powder & Supply Co., 610 NT.
Capitol. Tel. 2248. ()
Parker & Co., 44 4 S. Commer
cial. Don't fail to see Parker
about repairing your car. Expert
mechanics at your service. All
work guaranteed ()
for-years; they have grown to
gether in spirit, and they sing as
one great, sweet organ or aeolian
harp, or "whatever one idealizes
ux pure melody. The singers are
Eleanor Moore. Jean Pearey, Hilda
Amsler, Dorothy Brant, Grace
Fawk. Arbutus Rndy. Elaine Cha
pin. Myra Gleason and Ruth
Smart. They make Old Mai Schu
pert prouder than ever.
Miss Mary MeKee of Willam
ette university gave a difficult,
dramatic reading, "The Melting
Pot." It was notxactly beauti
ful; no tragic piece is, but it was
powerful. The break-up of racial
hates, the adjustment of souls that
have long fed on hate, is not
"beauty." But it is Life, and Miss
McKee portrayed it well.
Earl and Erwln Potter appear
ed in two vocal duets. The boys
are stars of the boys' chorus. They
sing like larks high and clear,
and joyously. It's music with a
lilting air when the Potters sing.
Woodry brothers were adjudg
ed the winners in the stunt pro
gram, with Governor Patterson,
Supreme Judge Coshow and Supt.
E. E. Gilbert ' as judges. The
Woodrys are vaudeville perform
ers and whoever , hasn't heard
tltese little lads won't believe the
finish of their music. Little Har
old Stout and Adelbcrt Hender
son were second, with a charming
little Japanese love song. Browu
brothers were a close third, with
an Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty
mouth organ stunt that brought
down the house. They can make
a mouth organ saw wood, mind
the baby, chase the cat off the
back fence, and even study books
and write themes. LitUe Ray
mond Jones, 6 years old, was the
lone hero of the evening. He ap
peared alone at the piano, and
played his way into the judges'
hearts for a fourth prize.
The whole evening was a suc
cess. Whoever missed it missed
a treat. f
PRISON GUARD RELIEVED
DavklHon, Alleged Killer of Bert
Oreea Jones, Onsted
.Eugene Chen makes a powerful appeal, and one in which
thereis large measure of justice on the side of the Chinese
But does he"not assume too much in favor of the ability of
the Nationalist government for which he speaks ; in favor of
Its ability to protect the lives of American nationals in that
In favor of the ability of that government to restrain the
red and unruly and grossly ignorant elements of that
countryj?; ; . .
; There is no question concerning the good intentions of the
leadersJof China who are on a par with Eugene Chen and the
sons and widow of Sun Yet Sen and Marshal Feng and his
Vuristiaii jorvea - .
i But! are they strong enough and suff iciently " united in
their own policies to keep in bounds the reactionary red
hordes jof their people ? '.:
The people of the United States, along with the men who
sit in the White" House at Washington, are in the main sym
pathetic with the aims of the leaders of the forces for whom
Eugene Chen speaks. He himself knows- that, i He knows,
toothat but for the sympathy of the United States, and for
the return of the Boxer 'indemnity Junds by this country en
abling jthousands of Chinese students to come to American
colleges and universities, and for the unselfish and sacrificial
work of American missionaries ; but.f or all these, there would
not now be the intelligent leadership which seeks to direct
China iowards the ideals of such a democratic form of govern
ment as we have in the Unites? States. . . i
So there is a call for patience on both sides. Our mission
aries are still needed in China. Thejr are a saving force there.
If it is: necessary to employ American navai guns ana Amen
can marines and armed American land forces to protect their
lives i " ' -.t -
. Aye, to keep them there . ,
Time;will ho doubt prove to Eugene Chen and men of his
caliber in China Jthat this provision of .the White House auth
orities 'was wisely made.-!
It. 13 a difficult situation. , Great issues arevbound.up in
Well, the showers will give the
flax a start, any way; and, do you
believe it? 'some farmers were
saying they would have lo have
some rain to give them, a chance
to plow, before the present weepy
spell of weather came.
If you belong to the bunch that
goes to church only once a year,
tomorrow's the day.
Thi strawberry crop in Wash
ington will be a month later than
usual this season, but a normal
crop Is in prospect.
Growth of manners: In 1890
he tied his horse to a hitching post
and walked Into the house to in
vite her to .-take a ride. In 1927
he sits out in front of her home
in a flivver and honks his horn.
Another reason . for road . man
ners is that you "can't. tell tha;sfre
of a man by-the way he looks un
der a steering wheel. .
Jazz music has had a hard time
breaking into any of the old countries.
Nowadays cork makes a better
life-preserver than it used to, es-
COLORS OF USWV CAMP
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hundred. The governor almost
did: he looked as if he'd "give a
farm just to unbend and take one
of the melodious little tykes in
his big arms and hug him tight.
Officially, the Salem Boys' chorus
is "The Governor's Own" from
The chorus sang three numbers,
with encores; each one if possible
a bit better than any other. Mu
sicians say that in all the sur
I.rise holds and rests, there was
rot a slin, not a lap-over, not a
drag or a bobble. They started
and stopped like a good engine.
They sang like musician and gen
tlemen. The war camp is going to
tieat all the lads to a Y swim, to
a feed, and to a show at one of
the best theaters, which they
certainly wouldn't have done for
merely anxious but unmusical performers.
The Willamette male quartet
fiiive two numbers that was a rev
elation in smooth quality. They
always live a good quartet in Wil
lamette; but. never have they had
a better balanced one. Pure sing
ing tone is the finest attribute of
music, and "Where My Caravan
Has Rested," as the boys sang it
last night, was beautiful.
One substitution was found ne
cessary, the high school orchestra
in place of the girls glee club.
The . orchestra, under Miss Tar
tar's direction, play delightfully.
The audience held them for four
pieces before letting them go.
Victor Wolf, ,16 years of age,
who grew up in the boys chorus,
sang "Shipmates o' Mine." The
young man has a thrilling bari
tone that comes only once in a
memory. With, it he could make
Salem famous, and himself cme of
. Wheicthe Schubert octette sang
"Lovely Night" you just knew it
was so. It might rain and hail in
at the windows, but it's a lovely
night w'hereVfer tnese young ladies
sing. They have sung together
THEATER WIAN IMPROVES
Earl CarroU Recovers Periodical
ly From Acute Coma
John Davidson, who was credit
ed with the killing of Bert-(Ore
gon) Jones, convict, during the
sensational break at the Oregon
state penitentiary here in August,
1925, was relieved of his -duties
as a guard at the institution yes
terday. The announcement .was
made by Henry Meyers, superin
tendent of the prison. . ,
Davidson has been employed at
the Oregon, prison for vthe past
seven years. He previously served
in a similar capacity at the Walla
Walla, Wash., penitentiary and at
other penal institutions.
A few years ago Mr. Davidson
shot and. killed James Ogle, con
vict, because he persisted in vio
lating the regulations governing
the prison "bull pen." Ogle was
serving a life term for murder
committed in Multnomah county
and was- considered a dangerous
As a result of this killing Mr.
Davidson became known among
the , convicts as "Slaughterhouse
John." - -
Superintendent Meyers refused
to comment on Mr. Davidson's dis
todav bv the unexpected concilia
tory tone of the reply from, Han
kow to the American demands
growing out of the Nanking out
rages, comment as to whether it
would prove acceptable was with
held both at the White House and
.state department. r
Increasing gravity of the "out
look tor Americans end other for
eigners remaining in Hankow" was
reflected in word' from Admiral
Williams Jhat he had ordered ithe
cruiser Cincinnati and two destroy
ers to that port, bringing the total
American naval force at Hankow
to ten vessels.
In the meantime, northern
troops are closing in on the Can
tonese at Nanking, firing across
the river and also 'firing on the
Standard Oil company steamer
The American destroyer Ford
and the British cruiser Emerald
fired on the northerners with ma
chine guns and the Ford later
silenced the Chinese with hran-
nel shells from her four-Inch gun.
Pear Admiral Hough reported!
The Ford was hit many times by
rine outlets - nut mere wre
Cross ; Meat Market. Biggest
busiest and best in Salem. Chut'r
est steaks, bacon, hams, sauna,,
lard, eggs, milk.; Absolutely sani
tary. 370 State St. (j
.'- Canyon City Six veins of coal,
one of them six feet thick, openi
on John Day river.
Exehange a lovely subnrban
home, strictly modern, tor city
property or stock ranch.
CEO. F. PEED
841 State Street
H. L. Stiff Furniture Co., lead
ers in complete home furnishings,
priced to make you the owner;
the store that studies your every
need and is ready to meet it, ab
solutely. - ()
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The Cherry City Baking Co.'s
bread, pies and cakes are of, high
est quality. One of Oregon's most
sanitary bakeries; visit it. Worth
while. A Salem show place. ()
CHEN ATTITUDE PLEASE
Destroyer TFortl Silences Northern
Gang With Shrapnel
WASHINGTON, April A.
(AP.) While Washington offici
als appeared favorably impressed
Notice Is hereby given that the
undersigned was duly appointed
executor of the last will and estate
of Rachel Jenetta Matheson, de
ceased, by order of the County
Court of the State of Oregon, for
the County of Marion, on the 24th
day of March. 1927, and that all
persons having claims against the
said estate are hereby requested to
present their respective claims.
with proper vouchers duly veri
fied, to' the. nndersigned execntor
at-the office of John Payne. 341
State street, Salem, Oregon, wiihin
six months from the date of this
Dated this 26th day of March,
FRANK W. CLARK, ,
Executor of the last will , and
estate of Rachel Jennetta Mat he-
Attorney for executor.
GREENVILLE, S. C, April 15.
(AP) After watching their pa
tient emerge periodically from the
acute coma which seized him Wed
nesday, physicians attending Earl
Carroll, New York theatrical pro
ducer, announced there seemed to
be no reason why the improve
ment should not continue steadily.
Carroll will remain in the city
hospital as a federal prisoner until
his condition warrants his remov
al. Chief Deputy Marshal John
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WOOD BIDS INVITED
In Colors for Every Mood and
.Sizes for Every Head
Hats that are especially striking in their trig
tailored simplicity or daringly youthful in
the smart turn of a brim are interestingly
priced in this pre-Easter selling. Silks, straw
and silk combinations and the popular soft
crushable visca in all smart new Spring
2"0 cord!! more or les
.. 70 V " "
Bids are invited for the furn
ishing of School District No. 24,
Marion County.. Oregon, with
wood for the school year 1927-
1928, the wood to be good grade
of fir slab or big second growth
fir. The estimated amount for
the several schools are as follows:
A certified check of 5 per cent
of the amount of each hid must
accompany such bids, the same
being adrlressed in plain envelopes
marked "Bids for-Wood and ad
dressed to W. H. Burghardt,
Clerk. 371 State Street, Salem.
Oregon. The bids will be opened
at the regular meeting of the.
school board on April ' 26, 1927.
The right, to reject any and all
bids is reserved.
W. H. BURGHARDT, Clerk.
Bedding and Window Box
Are now ready, also fine lined
of shrubs ' and perennials. "
C. F. BRETT HAUPT
Telephone 380 512 State St.
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A lot. of good furniture, Lang range, beds, dressers, rugs, etc.
WaUli the paper for fall display ad
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pleatmgs m the skirt that surprising- tures and novelty ' plaids as well as
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