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TIIE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEifc OREGON
SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 15, 1027
The Oregon Statesman
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THE STATESMAN PUBUIHIKQ COMPANY
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summation can be vastly, hastened by generous action on the
part of our people now. This is important. It is urgent It
is not a matter that may be put off.
K. J. HeadrKke
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.Because be hath set his loVfe upon me, therefore wtU I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall
rail upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I
Will deliver him and honour him. Psalm 91:14-15.
A BASEBALL DIAMOND
Those who come to know a great many people, intimately
find that there are many heroes and heroines in the world
That nearly every normal man and woman and boy and
girl is a potential hero; as the annual Carnegie medal awards
also amply prove. A very large number of these live quietly,
do their work in obscurity, and are averse to publicity.
J A' motor cab in which a friend of the writer was riding
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easily read what was printed thereon and the heading was,
Heroes at the Wheel. Itseems that several drivers of the
company had risked life to save others, and it was predicted
that the driver of each cab would prove himself a hero if an
emergency should arise .
' : And this is true of most drivers of cabs and of the major
ity of men and women everywhere.
X A good example of this is found in William F. Kirk, a
veteran sports editor, who died recently at Chippewa Falls,
Wis. He was editor of a column in a local paper for many
years. This column carried a good deal of poetry which the
editor wrote, and it was good poetry for the most part. He
knew two years before the end came that it was not far off.
Ju9t before his death he wrote the following, in terms of the
The Ninth Inning
The doctor knows what his trained eyes see,
I- And he says it's the last of the ninth for me.
i One more swing while the clouds loom dark
I s And then I must leave this noisy park.
A ' Twas a glorious game from the opening bell
Good plays, bad plays, and thrills pell-mell.
The speed of it burned my years away,
' But I thank God that he let me play.
4 Apparently Mr. Kirk lived in the spirit of the last line.
STAYING THE HAND OF PROGRESS
!; The timber interests are opposing the formation of the
luper road district that would construct a highway from Falls
City through Valsetz to the Newport road leading to the
Jloosevelt highway - ,
; That would .add a vast undeveloped district to the trade
territory of Salem
' That would lead to the progressive development of a large
section potentially rich.
At the rehearing at Falls City yesterday, a woman testi
fied that she" must deliver cream on horseback for lack of
roads, though her people own a section of land in the district,
and a man showed that he must go outside to work to pay
.taxes on 1000 acres over there, for the want of transportation.
Such a reactionary spirit as the timber interests "are show
ing towards this super road district is natural. A New York
congressman said when the bill to extend territorial protec
tion to the Oregon Country was up in 1825: "No scheme can
appear more visionary than that of internal commerce be
tween the Hudson and the Columbia. The God of nature
has interposed obstacles to this connection which neither the
enterprise nor the science of this or any other age can over
come." p'X! .'- -..'I ni- v "'v'
And the Hudson's Bay company opposed civil government
in the Oregon Country, because that company was making
4,000,000 a year in its fur trade, and wanted to preserve
this region for all time in an unsettled and uncivilized state.
The state highway commission cannot afford to letspecial
interests hold back the development of the vast coast country
west of Salem 1 - : . X'
t And the special interests ought not to ask it. Their pro
tests will seem very foolish and short sighted within a few
.The articles of W. T. Rigdon on the influence of Jason
Lee in saving the Oregon Country to the United States of
America, the first installment of which is printed this morn
ing, are going to prove intensely interesting, j TheyJwiH help
in the movement lor a jason juee memorial 1 ana an annual
pageant commemorating, early pioneer events, i
; The people of Marion and Polk counties who came to the
aid of the Pruriport enterprise when it sorely needed their
help are beginning to'see that they builded wiser than they
knew. By their timely acts, they probably acquired holdings
that will be worth many, many, many times their cost and
started on its successful way an institution destined to have
a large place in stabilizing the prune industry of this district.
The campaign for the better support and more rapid up
building of Kimball School of Theology will be on in Salem
this week; "a prelude to a campaigner funds all over the
great field which this institution serves. As goes Salem, so
will likely go' the whole northwest- It is therefore Mup to"
Salem to 3o the generous thing; It will pay. It will bring
hrxk in due course dollars and hundreds of dollars for dimes
contributed now, for it is possible to make of Kimball a great
Institution. It should be a great institution. And this con-
The Statesman is pleased to be able to say that the cam
paigns of this newspaper for a Jason Lee memorial and an
annual historic pageant commemorating the brave deeds of
the early pioneers of the Oregon Country and the territory
and state of Oregon, are bearing fruit. At least one person
is now collecting facts for the writing of a play that may be
made the basis of the annual pageant. Others are working
on the Jason Lee memorial idea.: These efforts should finally
result in institutions that will give Salem and Oregon more,
valuable advertising than could be had in any other way.
' i BtTHDIE AND HIS FRIENDS
Following is an extract from an article written by Erwin
Greer, president of the Greer, College of Automotive and
Electrical Trades, Chicago: "Speaking of the variation of
automobile license fees and special taxes on gasoline, it may
be all right for states like Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona,
etc., struggling bravely to build good roads across vast,
sparsely settled districts to collect a modicum of their cost of
maintenance from the tourist who benefits so largely through
them, but it is far from just for the prosperous states to
exact tribute from the "huge numbers of pleasure seekers
flocking within their borders to spend money and further
enrich the coffers of the resort owners. .
"Besides paying more than his share for the roads, is the
automobile owner forever to be the victim and prey of petty,
tribute levying politicians?" ;
The forces of the Y. M. C. A. throughout the Mississippi
flood districts are giving wonderful aid and support to the
Red Cross organization. This was to be expected, as a matter
of course. But it is nevertheless noteworthy.
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07 nfin AMniINT PITY, ldoes not 8hl"re IClthls dlstrrbution
WILL GET FOR ROADS j alt districts, JnWCqg fthe, city of
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1925 legislature. Before that
time, there was a statute which
provided for 70 per cent of the
taxes collected within the city to
be returned, but another statute
also in use had no such provision.
The levy was always made under
the statute which required no re
To assure cities of Oregon of
some of the money whic hit was
paying in taxes for the mainten
ance or us roads, the iy?5 mil.
prepared by J. T. Brandt, city at
torney of Marshfield.' was passed
making it compulsory for the levy
to be made, and 50 per cent to be
expended in the various road dis
tricts in proportion to the amount
of tax paid in each district. The
bill also included a provision re
quiring the returned mosey to be
spent for improvements on a street
connecting with a market road.
May Use Anywhere
Thiar rtov'tefera was eliminated
in an amendment to the bill pass
ed by the recent legislature eman
ating from the house roads and
highways committee of which J. B.
Giesy was then a member. The
returned money may now be spent
on the Improvement of any street
the city sees fit to use U on.
The county makes two road lev
ies, county Judge Hunt explained
last night. One, of 4.6 mills Is lev
ied on all road districts exclusive
Of the citv of Salem
Srtfem. This-levij4 provided $169.
00 In 1926J Fifty per 'cent of
the money paid by residents of Sa
lem into this fund is to be returned.
RtJekTY. f3rOr? VVE GO IN TO THIS.
THAT MRS. 8UDOJJS ,AN O I
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BOSTOH rAMILT , WitU PfCf.DC
TrVCr ifrW LINE To THE. PW -
50CiAL PGECEOeMCE HCAiS 5o it
HERE 1M THE CAP'TAi
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f 'TfMlVRI MR. BUCKV Kgi-LY , ESCORTING, THet . " ., -
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RAILROAD WORK MUST
BEGIN WITHIN 60 DAYS
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the I. C. C. recommending that
stricted permission to build Into
the northern line be given unre
south central Oregon.
"It was believed that with such
permission granted the northern
line would have no difficulty in
negotiating an agreement with the
Southern Pacific for joint use of
trackage. With no alternative
entry into Klamath Falls provid
ed, it was felt the Southern Paci
fic had its northern rival at a
distinct disadvantage in reaching
an agreement on terms that would
be acceptable to the northern
WASHINGTON. May 14.
(AP) Another attempt was
made today by the interstate com
merce commission to settle the
tangled controversy among rail
roads over the right to construct
new lines in the Klamath Basin
territory of Oregon.
- The Oregon Trunk railroad,
which originally proposed to build
southward from Bend to Klamath
Falls in OrWon but later with-
This : levy drew its aDDlication when the corn-
raised $138,000 in, 19 2 6 ' fl 1 m ' misainn anne-Yir in wont Ira it etn
utilize tracks of the Southern Pa
cific under joint contract, was
given permission to proceed with
its construction, provided only
that it begin immediately.
At the same time, the commis
sion granted permission to the
Oregon, California, and Eastern,
which is controlled by the South
ern Pacific, to proceed with con
struction projects which it has
contemplated in the same general
territory. Neither of the two rail
roads will be required to extend
joint use of their facilities to the
Bits For Breakfast
Bringing on the berries
That is what this fine weather
is doing, and gooseberry and
strawberry canning will be under
way,, perhaps, within a couple of
The Salem Y ' free employment
bureau5 had 185 applicants for
work the past week, and sent 91
to jobs. The picking and can
ning season will take up all the
hiatus, and farmers and canners
will be crying" for help.
..j The War Mothers are going to
pack jellies and jams and cakes
and cookies 'on Thursday, at the
armory, to send to the veteran's
hospital at Portland. The plan
Is to do the packing Thursday
forenoon, and send down the sup
plies Thursday afternoon. The
War Mothers Want contributions
to help in making; the gift a cred
State meeting' of Grand Army
and kindred organizations here
June 20 to 24 will bring great
crowds, and Salem must get ready
to do the handsome thing.
No man is worth more than his
Many persons jump at conclu-
Oisions and call the convictions.
l A lot of men never get any
where in life because they have no
destination in view.
Beauty shop: ' A place that la
bors to erase the work done by
We are so busy listening for
brass bahds and circus parades in
all the doings of life that we affcen
pass up the still small voice.
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mmm mmwi co:,
James Varney, recreation ex
pert: "The young girl of today de
pends too much on her body and
to little upon her mind for her
attraction. The average chap likes
a girl who does something besides
move her body to the jungle cry
of a jazs band."
High Street Apartment
Property Sold Saturday
The purchase, of ' the", Clyde J.
Boise property on vIIgh street, in
the block north bf .Center street,
by Ethel Folger. was announced
yesterday by W. H. . Grabenhorst
& Co., realtors.
The property has a High street
frontage of 64 feet and 1 165
feet deepv It is now. occupied by
an apartment house of frame con
struction. .. The price was an
nounced at $14,000.' - -
on Nehalem highway. '
- Fro ma married woman .comes
"I have found marriage a mon
otonous and dreary affair. Long
ago I discovered that romance and
a wedding ring are .incompatible.
n ib piace oi ; ine puss i nad
looked forward to I substituted
endurance. But even" that is fail.
Ihg me. I must 'stick it out a
long as" I can. I suppose, but I am
tempted to defy conventions and
seek the love I have not had with
in the law, without It."
Here is a near-tragedy of a dif
ferent kind. Flaming youth, with
its Hustons sure to be dispelled.
Is pathetic enough. But matur
ity to who experience has taught
no lesson is more pitiful still.
But need the woman in the case
so definitely make up her mind
that because she has Buffered din-
appointment in her marriage all
hope of another happy moment is
gone r Maybe things are not as
awful as they seem. Mr. Burnet
"There" Is always uncertainty
and a possibility of joy in all hu
man relationships, and noe great
er than In the close relationship
"When young folks marry with
reason as a basis instead of bjind
Instinct they will stay married."
declare. the radical minded. "And
let marriage be. given the status
of.any Jegal partnership, with the
usual penalties if It is broken."
Are, these the means that will
make (he -world safe for matri
mony? What do you think about
... . DAYTON REAPPOINTED
Dr. Floyd B. Dayton of , Port
land Saturday was reappointed a
member of the Oregon state board
of examiners in optometry for a
term of i three' years. Dr. Dayton
has been secretary of the board
for several years. The appoint
ment was announced by Governor
Patterson. ' ;
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