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f September 21, 1927
' My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall Into diverse tempta
tion;,, knowing this, that the trying of your faltl worketh patience.
Under the above heading, the Portland Telegram of last
night in its leading editorial says: "The Telegram hopes that
the state board of control will approve and the legislature
enact whatever legislation may be necessary to carry into
effect Governor Patterson's plan with reference to the Oregon
state training school for boys. Briefly the plan contem
plates: , First Inauguration of a parole system where the
new buildings at Woodburn will. t5e sufficient. Second Con
Version of the old building at Salem into a reformatory for;
yirst' offender. -jit is jestimated that the, saying that will be
made by eliminating the double organization that has been
necessary to operate both schools; will ; amount to more than
$25,000 annaally. That is $50,000 or more for the biennium
and that alone ought to be sufficient to commend the plan to
the board of contrblT "
"But there is a more important reason why the plan should
be adopted, and that is the parole system which contemplates
;tjie placing of a boy in a gopd home as soon as eligible. That
means salvaging the boys and making useful citizens of them.
H was for this very purpose that the institution was founded
y the people of Oregon, but unfortunately that aspect has
not been sufficiently emphasized. Governor Patterson is on
Jtne right track. If he can save the boys and at the same
time make money for the state, he is deserving of the hearty
cooperation of all its citizens. The second feature of the
executive's plan the conversion pf the old training school
JbliHding for first offenders at the state prison is also meri
rious. Owing to the congested conditions at the peniten
tiary, it is now and has been impossible for years to segre
gate the first offenders from the hardened criminals. The
i&sult is that the Oregon state penitentiary is in a large sense
o the word a school for crime and vice It is a problem
Bt.T which past executives have wrestled unsuccessfully on
f($cour.t of the lack of funds with which to erect a re-
formatoryT W!tn"theId Traming' school building released
ifom' further use as a school, it can with slight remodeling
be converted into a reformatory. It would seem that Gov
ernor Patterson has found, both a feasible and economical
riolutfon for the deplorable condition."
The, Telegram is on the right track. The plant of the
5jate training school six miles south of Salem (the old plant)
can be made fit for an intermediate reformatory for. older
;tioys and young men and first offenders with very Utile
ecpenjje. In its closing hours, the legislature of .1925 gave
the governor the proper authority for transfers from one
Institution to another,'but made no appropriation to back up
As. to the paroles from the juvenile reformatory (state
training school), what the Telegram writer says ought to be
.done ha3 always been and is now being done. Paroles are made
asastasboys are eligible, and proper homes can be found
Ifat them. They are Tnade almost daily. It is not as'easy as
il sounds to find the- proper homes, but it is much easier
than many people imagine. 1 1 I
: j There is no doubt the program of Governor Patterson and
ftf the Telegram will be adopted. It is the obvious thing to
tfo.' It is called fTiby the cciditTortstha 'exist, and by the
ustice and wisdom'of the case. " '
SACAJAWEA TO HAVE A MONUMENT
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Editor Statesman :
1 We are indebted to Mr. Leon
'fiorfefent, f 6rva report of the obsequies of tnelndian woman,
Sacajawqa; who guided Lewis
try in icuo. r
This woman was a member
hich roamed over the Laramie country. After her return
om me service of Lewis and
ller tribe for assisting the white man to gain a knowledge of
the Indian's natural, inheritance, as even in that day the
Upd man was very suspicious
iconsemtently Sacajawea, in her
beted, However, shortly before her death which occured in
1384; at . upwards of one hundred years of age, her tribe be
came reconciled to the Americans and allowed her remains
(q have Christian sepulture under-the auspices of the.Epis-
opal church. Mr. Davis says : "To Rev. John Roberts, Epis
copal missionary; goes the credit of saving the remains jpf
Sacaiawea from the barbaric burial among the crags and
j Ravines, of th mountains. Hers was the first Christian burial
accorded an Indian of that tribe, and a lonely grave on a
i Sagebrush hill. -Rev. Mr. Roberts dedicated this spot as an
.Indian cemeterywhere now all members of the tribe seek
burial attfie end of their days. . .
I '"Time has made something
' Sacajawea, and each year hundreds of tourists wander among
I tne graves on tne niiiajut;.
lias built a concrete marker for
in a bronze tablet giving the facts of he? life ;-but in time the
; j;ianeers"oTtheegionMeclare there 1s;o tagfartite shaft
; r f nretentions nroDortioils' Irccted" to replace i the concrete
illock On-tfie other hand, toowe:mustnot forget that-there
iiVRcv. Roberts; graduate. fford unyersy, who canfe
': ;to the wildreness in time to save the body of this famoUs
a e 1 iii a-'W
Ralph H. Klatsiag - AdwtlaUg Manager
Geo. E. Martin - Snpt. Mechanical Dept.
W. H. Henderao Circulation Manager
K. A. Rhoten - - LWeu.ek Editor
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Oregon, aa seeond-elaia .natter.
S. Davis, a newspaper corres
and CJlark to the Oregon coun-
of the great Shoshone tribe
Clark she was much hated by
of the designs of white men ;
old age, was very much neg
of a shrine of the grave of
hiowhw 'v y-. y ""
the grave and imbedded there
THE METHODIST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
By Louis Albert Banks
The Conference time has come again,
The Methodists are here in mass ;
How gallant look these preacher-men ' ' . f
Mark well their mien and watch them pass.
However hard their station be, -
The glow of face still shows the man;
The head as high, the step as free,
As when his preacher race began.
And hearken now, that hymn of grace,
Ah, hear! "And are we yet alive.
And do we see each other's face ? "
They then tell how their churches thrive.
John Wesley lives in these strong hearts ;
They've weathered storms and seen them through,
Broadcast their seed in many parts,
Have stood the test, are tried ana true.
Some men have found the year most hard ;
Some men have won a great success
For each there is the same regard
A brotherhood that all will bless.
A fellojv feeling makes them kind
The bishop once was pastor, too;
Whichever way they look they find
A kinship that will strength renew.
If one has failed he' starts anew
'Tis patterned on the grace of God;
He'll do his best to find the clue
And make next year the best yet trod.
All hail, you earnest hounds of heaven !
We wish you courage for your work.
And may you prove the gracious leaven
That stirs our hearts to never shirk. ;
Old Salem holds your Mecca grand,
Here lies your hero, Jason Lee,
And all your pioneering bard ;
-We give you welcome glad, and free.
Your circuit rider's one of us
. In stone he rides upon our street ;
And so, all Salem, ever thus
Will rise with joy his sons to greet.
(Louis Albert Banks, author and public speaker, now a resident
of Roseburg. Oregon, at 24 3 Soutli Mam street, ,s a nou,
Dreacher a retired member or tne yvesi kjulu imucu.
a member of the Oregon conference, which Salem is entertaining.
over fifty years ago. Ed.)
ThP readinir of the above
shame, not for what our neighbors have done or what they
are going to do in the future in the memory of the noble
woman who piloted Lewis and Clark to the commence 01 tne
Columbia with the mighty Pacific. No, I would onor these
people of their loyalty to their heroes and heroines of that
great new era in the march of progress.
My chagrin arises from the fact, that, although Jason Lee
is a thousand times greater than Sacajawea, and died forty
years before that Indian died, and up to this time, 1927, not
a speck of granite, not an atom of bronze has decorated the
burial place of Jason Lee to permanently marK tne spot or to
memorialize his inestimable services to mankind,
Shall we continue to sit supinely by and see our north
western neighbors draw tourists from the country at large
to a shrine of so comparatively little importance, while we
have the materials for severai shrines that would draw tour
ists from the uttermost parts of the civilized earth. The
lovers of human progress and the builders of empires would
be delitrhted to kneel at the shrine of this great man and lift
their voices to almighty God in" '
Jason Lee and his associates.
Peonle of Salem, people of
Oreeon. let us embrace the opportunities thrust upon us and
place our beloved state m ner
bors. We are building highways and inviting the world to
come and enjoy our scenery which the great Designer and
Master Builder has provided for us, r.nd shall we not show
our appreciation of the men and devoted women who cleared
the way for us?
Let us buckle on our armor
from the nit of dismal darkness
we are'dbihg hbhbr to whom honWild'ue. w "
First give Jason Lee a beautiful bronze memorial, then let
others follow. i -voli'ii!- . - .- - .i. .
1 Who will start the ball to
j Brethern of the OregofTeonf ernce you should speak first;
then thousands will fall into linev wV
ground berfeath your feet? 'Tis the people's tread you hear,
they are coming without fear, and with every confidence your
early call to meet.
Salem, Ore., Sept. 20, 1927.
The Eugene Register sagely
go the plainer it becomes that
that coming down contains a considerable element of danger."
No one has to ask the Methodist visitors to make them
selves at home in Salem. They are at home here. It has
been so always. They built the first dwelling house in
Salem, still standing. They started' Salem, and have been
taking a large hand in keeping it going all thqse nigh onto
hundred years. ; r . .
The correspondent who; sounds the warning this morn
ing of the :probable waste of
the flood waters of Miil creek speaks not. without authority
The. project calls for superior engineering knowledge. . I
TM6 t?R!VAT3 1LDPG '
tr JOHM CRSIUKO- .
"We shan't quarrel over, your
opinion, Orestes, said Helen.' "It
is essentially my own opinion.
Where I have been, disaster has
always followed. If fit had not
been for me. your fathe. would
not haTefferfdcup hls;awn child,
my shewuld nt haW-e slaia her
husband you? would ot Oi ay
killed your mother, fldf Tyrrhu
fcnd tru vib tultTii't "Iia tauirlad
causes the writer to blush for
thankfulness for .such men a
Marion County, people of
proper ngnt Deiore our neign-
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for those who lifted Oregon
and let the world know that
W. T. RIGDON.
remarks: "The farther we
flying i3 perfectly safe, but
a lot of money in contrrfing
' 'Oh, I should have married Her
mione ' anyway J ' That's not a ca
tastrophe,' and j-ou are In no, way
responsible for it.. I married Iler-
mlone because I love her."
' f "Tkat is usually though to be,
good reason, said Helen.I dajte
say yiinrinnion was foreordained
-ryoujwould have married her tw
iaatte liow'admlrable her mothd
was.' y v,xtfZ.:2-
"Y3 n o ; I -.mean, when -ymi
lore as Hermione ' and 1 do, you
can not help yourself."
"Yotf never mei Paris, did you?
Of course not. He felt- the same
way about it."
"And you didn't agree with him.
"Yes, I did."
"Then you've changed your
"No. I still believe it. That's
why I'm glad to know it was !ovo
that drove you into matrimony. I
was ijfraid it might have been
Hermione. She made no secret of
her Intention to have you."
"You imply that she forced me
to marry her."
"Didn't she? I thought you said
you couldn't help it? Was it her
charm or yours that overwhelmed
"Oh in that sene." 1
"Of course, I'm unfair," Helen
went on. "It was your charm that
"I don't pretend to any charm,"
said Orestes. .
"Well, whatever it was, Parsis
found the'same thing in me. and I
found it in him. Isn't it strange
how love becomes our will! We
couldn't have done otherwise."
"Oh, I beg your pardon! Such
a theory would make your pas
sion for, that Trojan rascal as
sacred as any other love!"
"I didn't mention any theory,"
said Helen. "I was citing a fact.
Why did you call Paris a rascal?
You didn't know him. Our love
was decidedly like any other love;
it seemed to us sacred. If you
prefer, I'll cite a parallel from
Menelaos. When he married me
he too said he couldn't have done
otherwise. Now he thinks he
could, and he wishes he had. But
at the time he was Irlght,"
If you could not have done
wise," said Orestes, "you are
otherwise," said Orestes, "you are
logically not to blame for the
miseries that followed. It's an in
genious point of view, but I
don't think it will hold. Who is
responsible for it all?"
"I've often wondered. said
Helen, "but I still don't know. I
could make an argument to show
it was Menelaos' "fault hut T
have learned to accept a thing
once done, as done; we must
take the consequences. but
there's no sense in debating it as
though it were still to do. and I
am disinclined to pass judgment
on the doer."
"That's a most upsetting doc
trine! That would leave all
wrong-doers unpunished !"
Aever unless yon feel there
is nothing ethical in life itself. 1
still like to believe you can find
out whether an action is right
or wrong by doing it that a
right action has better results."
'"Of course, in general," said
Orestes. "But in the sractical
world, in society, you've got to
distinguish between criminals pnd
"I'd like to." said Helen, "but
I doubt if anyone can that is, not
until you have a long time t o
watch the result of their lives.
Take , yourself, for example: I
don't know whether you are a
murderer or an unusually dutiful
"I tried to do my duty," said
Orestes, "but what I did makes
me fiendishly unhappy."
"Exactly." said Helen. "You are
probably something of both I
meant to say, your deeds were
both bad and good. Yon acted
from the highest motives you had.
but maybe they weren't high en
ough. Your morals are beyond cri
ticism, but perhaps your informa
tion was inadequate. I notice that
most people feel they may safelv
act when they know they are
right. It strikes me; after a few
experiments, that when we are
sure we are right we had better
be careful. We've nrnhahlv
looked something. , You think i
did wrong In. going to Troyt,thp
you understand - I'm grateful to
know, that I couldn't : have, done
otherwise. But I dare say you
think Menela.os was compelled to
bring on a great "war; destrov a
city, take hundreds to their death
all because his wife ran away. You
think I'm) to blame. Well, I don't
see it. U think it was pride and
a lack of imagination. He, not I,
caused all those deaths, though he
acted with a clear conscience and
is rather satisfied with himself,
and I knew I was doing a tragic
thing, though I couldn't help it.
Which of us is really responsible
for the suf ferine that fnllnweri t
think a decent man could lose his
wire without bringing on a war."
"Don't you think a wife should
be punished for deserting her, hus
"It depends upon the wife and
the husband,"-said Helen.
should have to know the special
case You refer to. . ... i
"I was thinking- of you skid
-Orestes. . . f ...
"Perhaps I should be Dunlshed
perhaps I am punished, but not
py Menelaos. He got his friends
to destry Troy and let themselv
es be killed, but here he and f are
Back again. I know he feels he nc
complished something, and I think
it best not to ask him what."
' "For tho' same. reason that
should not ask yon what vow e.
complished when you1 nunishod
your mother.-or what he accom
plished when she killed your fa-
mer. u s kind to k people only
their ; In ten f ions: if n,.
true meaning; of ..what we have
uoae. pernaps we couldn't sut
vive." - - i
a You confuse me terrlbly-L-you
can't. know how terribly ! 1
did' it deliberately. You came here
thinking;- rn-bad' "Wfirian, and
yourself sSuifctlniof'aartyr tci
duty. You were right about .your
self; you are a martyr to what
you thought was your duty So
was your mother. .But after what
I have said, you are not so sure.
You probably continue to think
me bad, but you see that it might
not be so easy to prove. If we
came to an argument about ft.
About my own conduct, Orestes. I
have loug been confused. But I
won't ' hang my head over any
thing I've done. I'll take what
retribution life has for ine; if it
ha.3 none. I'll be thankful that
what 1 did isn't so bad as I fear
"That's a terribly dangerous
doctoxine." said Orestes.
"I'm not trying to convert you
to it." said Helen. "I merely want
ed .to explain myself, and perhaps
to comfort you a little. Some of
the wrong we do is crime, and
some error; our mistakes ought
to be less tragic than our sins, but
it often turns out the other way.
You. I think, have made some ter
rible mistakes, but that won't in
terfere with our friendship. Of
course, I do hope you won't re
"What you say sounds kind and
I'm grateful for it. but it still
seems immoral," said Orestes.
'Perhaps it is," said Helen.
"It's the best I can do. At any
rate, there are no hard feelings
between us? But tell me, do you
think you and Hermione can get
along, after all this excitement
has died down?"
"Of course we can the excite
ment, as you call It, has been no
aid to our love."
"Oh, don't you think so?" said
Helen. "Hermione wants to help
you. You've got to keep on need
"I think you misunderstand our
relations," said Orestes. "We are
born companions. I was glad to
"Poor boy, was that all?"
"I mean, I hoped we could mar
ry soon, but I saw no prospect of
giving her the home she deserves
they won't let me go back to my
father's estate. After thst ghastly
quarrel with Pyrrhus, I realized
at once that Hermione would be
compromised In the scandal if she
were not my wife. In fact, it was
heroisual good sense that saw the
point first, but as 'soon as she urg
ed it, I knew she was right., and
I was glad for her sake to marry
without delay though, of course.
It wasn't the moment you'd choose
for a wedding."
"She's very much like Clyte-m-
nestra." said Helen.
"You don't know how I hate to
hear you say that!" said Orestes.
"I beg your pardon!" said Hel
en. "It was worse than tactless."
"The trouble is, said Orestes,
I've noticed the resemblance
myself, and at a most unfortunate
moment. When I struck Pyrrhus
down she was glad. I never saw
such a look on another face but
one. It has haunted me to so
painful a degree that I wonder
whether my mind has not been
ruined by what I've gone through.
And I can't talk to Hermione
about it. because It concerns her.
and besides, she wouldn't entirely
understand; she doesn't seem to
have any misgivings about what
she does. You're the one nprsnn
to whom I've spoken, and when I
came I had no idea of -confidlnc?
such a thing to you."
I am glad you did, Orestes
proud to have your confidence. If
it is a sign of a ruined mind to see
a resemblance to Clytemnestra In
Hermione, my mind has been ruin-
ea ror a long time. She has her
aunt's positive feeling on anv sub
ject she notices at all; there's no
light and shade, to Hermione. I
can think of her as. marrying a
man or murdering him. but
nothing In between. You are right
in thinking she H like your moth
er. T never cnnM that ..
- w.w L u u OUC ft O
V "Not In. the slightest!" said
''She does resemble her father
in some ways." Helen went on.
"and I hope you will do what you
can to bring those two together
again. Menelaos is devoted to her.
Since you have won her, you can
afford to" be generous and recon
cile them." i i
"I shall want to do whatever is
right." gaid Orestes, -but I must
ay the things Menelaos chose to
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THE MORNING ARGUMENT
By Robert QuMnen
"I seen that quarter on the
sidewalk before Sarah stooped to
pick it up, but I wouldn't let folks
hear me grunt for no quarter."
( Copyright, 1927, Publiihen Syndicate)
slander me with are not easy to
forget. I don't see at the mom
ent what I can do.. If Menelaos
Is in the wrong, he ought to make
the first advances. I certainly
can't apologize for the unpleasant
remarks he made at my expense."
"Perhaps the situation is impos
sible," said Helen. "Forgive me
for mentioning it. But you may
be able to approach Menelaos or
Hermione, whichever you think
best and effect an understand
ing. If you can't do it, nobody can.
I have faith In your wisdom.
"It Is difficultas you say, but
of course I'll do my best," said
(To be continued) -Copywright.
1925, by the'Bobbs
O ' - --g
I Bits For Breakfast I
O ' ; ; 1- - . O
Hops about all harvested
And Salem warehouses are full
and redolent of them.' and one on
the highways meets many truck
loads of bales of hops' being deliv
ered. , - '
, The window display week, op
ening Friday, is going to be a big
and splendid showing by Salem
merchants. It will attract thous
ands of state fair visitors.
Tex Rickard should be investi
gated by the peace officers. He Is
always starting a fight wherever
A writer suggests thirteen ways
for a wife to lose her husband,
but she might succeed without
having to avail herself of all of
Not so much the first cost as
the accessories dent the ""pocket
A man in love will do anything,
bat he usually does nothing.
That flagpole sitter should
have stuck it out a few weeks
longer on top of a Chicago hotel.
Now, the chances are. he'll have
to pay $40 to see Dempsey and
A. Chicago woman iot a divorce
because her husband told her
everything even lies.
Politeness costs nothing, but
Is worth more.
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23 TEACHERS EMPLOYED IV
SALEM SCHOOLS 10 YEARS
Twenty-three teachers out of
the 190 new; employed in Salem
public schools have taught in Sal
em more than 10 years, according
to a check-up made in the super-''
intendent's office yesterday.
Margaret J Cosper,- principal at
Englewood school, has given in
struction to Salem children a total
of 43 years and is thedean of Sal
Others In the order of their ser
vice ranking are: Anna Fischer,
Richmond, 30 years; Ermine B.
Fawk, Richmond, 26 years; Ellen
Currin, Grant. -21 years; E. A.
Miller, Grant, 20 years; Amy Mar
tin. Park, 15 years; Principal U.
S. Dotson, Park, 18 years; Prin
cipal H. F. Durham, parrish, Car
rie Martin, Englewood, Greta Hi
alt, Englewood. all 17 years; Ma
bel Robertson, senior high, Mer
ritt Davis, senior high, LaMoine
R. Clark, McKinley, and Adonna
Cochrane, Richmond, all 1G
years; Mabel Temple. Highland.
15 years; Marie VonEschen. seni
or high, 14 years; Principal J. C
Nelson, senior high, and Adell
Chapler, Richmpnd5 13 years; Ma
ry L. Ranch. Parrish, 12 years
and Etta White. Parrish, Orph
Bell Mitchell. Englewood, and L
na Heist, a senior high, and Ber.
tha Allen, Highland, 11 years.
Father of Mrs. Boardman
. Die? at Burlington, lowa
Mrs. R.;R. Boardman. whose ,
husband Is physical director at the
Y. M.-C. A., was saddened yester '..
day by a message announcing th
sudden death of her father, th
Rev. Thomas Bovell, pastor ol
the First Baptist chtirch at Bur
lington, Iowa. Mr, Bovell had
been in splendid health and at
tending. to his regular work rislit
up to the time of his death, ac
cording to Mrs. Bpardman. The
message did not give details, but
it is presumed he died of an at
tack of heart failure.
Mrs. Boardman will not make
the trip to Iowa for Iter father's
funeral. She has one other sister
living in Chicago, formerly an in
structor in a missionary school in