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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON, SATTJKfjAT MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1928
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THE MORNING ARGUMENT
The Oregon Statesman
with a cost of not more than 5 cents a hundred pounds above
what the California shippers pay. That is, when we get
Br Robaurt QsilleB
By ClMde Callaa
Ised Daily Except Uonday ly
THE STATESMAN PU HUSHING COMPANY
J15 Sooth Commercial Street. Salem, Oregon
he factories, plus still water In the Willamette. Both are
J. Hendriek - - - MeaaKtr
1 8. Mc Sinrry - Haaartnx; Editor
jlph 0. Curtis .... City Editor
r tor D. Carlson - Rparu Editor
usella, BDch ... Society Ed. -tor
Lloyd R. Stifflr - Superintendent
W. U. Henderson. Circulation Manager
The state flax plant people are not through with the
I. A. Rhoten - Livestock Editor
W. C. Conner - - Penltry Editor
utilization of by-products of flax. The time is coming when
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the by-products alone will pay a large part of the upkeep
of the institution.
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Entered at the Post Office in Salem. Ortgna. ee ud claaa matter.
February 4, 1928
For as In the days that were before the flood they were eating
; nd drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that
,ioh entered into the ark. And knew not until the flood me, and
ok them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be
IN THE LINE OF DESTINY
The flax growers of the Salem district will this year have
the advantage of the best seed ever furnished them, or any
similar oroun in the history of the industry. And it will
be still better from year to year. There Is a great deal in
good seed, too,, in the success of the industry.
The OUTER GATE
By OCTAVU ROY COHEN
OEJTTBAJL PUSS ASS., Inc.
The city of Salem, which is noted for the intelligent at
tention it is displaying in the development of its industrial
resources, wants a four and a half foot channel in the Wil
lamette river as far up as Salem.
"it would be a barge channel. Barges would be loaded at
Salem and towed to Portland, passing tnrough the locks at
Oregon City. At Portland, the barge cargoes would be
transferred to the holds of oceajj-going vessels. There are
optimistic estimates that such transportation might be pro
vided as low as $1 a ton.
u Chicago, it will be recalled, is similarly interested in a
barge canal by way of the Illinois river to the Mississippi,
and thence to the Gulf of Mexico.
There was a time when the waterways were our inland
carriers. Witness, for example, the Mississippi. Not only
was a vast commerce based upon the Father of Waters
a commerce which built the city of New Orleans but a
fascinatingly interesting literature as well was built upon
the river traffic. It was from his days as a Mississippi
pilot that Samuel Clemens received his pen name of Mark
Then came the day of the railroads, and river rtaffic
declined swiftly. There has been a revival of it, but even
on the Mississippi the river traffic of today is only a ghost
of the old commerce. On the Columbia, at The Dalles, there
are vast and costly locks that lie idle and unused for the
lack of river boats.
Still, there is an insistent clamor for cheap transportation
to the sea. It is this clamor which is back of river improve
ment projects. It remains to be seen whether it will be
sufficient to induce us to give up speed for lower costs.
THEY moved from the restau
rant together. In the street
hts fingers tightened on Tier arm
and they both trembled. And then
suddenly he moved to the curb
and hailed a taxi. She looked at;
him' In amazement.
"A taxi. Bob?"
He did not answer. They en
tered the cab and he gave the ad
dress to the sstonlshed driver,
who was unused to being sum
moned for rides of a meager four
The Bob Terry inside the taxi
cab, however, was not the furtive.
Shannon was released.
Todd was malleable. He was
governed by his emotions wheth
er of temper or affection. The
big. slow-thinking man would be
eager to align himself with Car
mody and Bob Terry in this cam
paign against Borden. He eould
be moved about the board as read
ily as a chessman and with as
little danger of rebellion or argu
ment. . . .
Carmody's problem, then, had
become twofold. The Borden sit
uation was very. much, the same,
but It now appeared to him that
he must not only square accounts
uncertain Bob of the past months, with Borden, but at the same time
trouble rrom wnicn
The above from the Eugene Register is all right ; but that
newspaper should grow enthusiastic. Why? Because a
boating stage on the Willamette river to Salem will 'mean
an extension of a boating stage to Eugene
And that will mean a great deal to Eugene and all the up
The experts at the hearing on Wednesday generally agreed
that a six foot depth will be needed for boats and barges
from Salem to Portland.
Does the Eugene Register realize this
That we are soon to have major irrigation developmneU;
in the Willamette valley? And this will mean beet sugar
factories all over the valley. A boating and barging stage
of the Willamette will mean that a future sugar factory at
Eugene will land cargoes of its output in Chicago and all
that great territory in the Mississippi valley abaut 5 cents
a hundred pounds cheaper in freight rates than the same
cugar shipment can be transported by rail from Atlantic
seaboard points to thsoe great interior markets. Sugar is
going that way now from the California refineries of cane
sugar and the factories of beet sugar; by way of the Panama
canal and up the Mississippi and its-tributaries on barges.
' Apply the same thing to all shipments of heavy freight
from the Willamette valley. Think of it!
oil tVu'j i rnmincr about
niiu c . ...
. i: t Aanv tVip Willamette river will
it is in me uue ui uwuj.
v jrvmrnvpd soon or late. Let's help to make it soon.
No one can foresee all the things that the future holds in
a.j. r orrtatinn Rut everv one may be certain
that the cheapest of transportation for heavy freight will
always be in water borne vessels of various types
Get the large
FOR A DEEPER WILLAMETTE
Representatives of many industrial interests met the oth
er day in Salem to consider the necessity for better watet
transportation between that city and Portland. . An act- 01
nasspd a vear asro provides for a channel six feet
deep and from 100 to 150 feet wide between Portland and
Oregon City, but promises only a three-ioot aepm ior a
channel clear of snags, from the falls to baiem.
All man's ingenuity pf invention has not been able to
devise any medium of . transportation so-cheap and easy
as thatprovided by a quiet stream that carries on its con
stant current a barge that needs no power and the least
minimum of crew. Since Portland must serve as seaport
the bulk of the Willamette valley traffic goes down with
the stream, and raw or processed materials may properly
follow the river, submitting on the way to manufacture, so
that the finished product reaches the ocean-going ship with
the least expenditure of transportation power.
' Europe is threaded with streams and canals that are
industrial highways. Here in the United States wt have
grown speed mad, .and we waste a lot of time and energy
rushing to arrive too-soon-. Often our purposes would be
ouite as well served if we moved more slowly, and there is
much? bulky freight that might just as well take the leasure-
ly water route. The water highway has this further ad
vantaire. It doesn't wear out. '
We hone that the engineers of the war department will
appreciate the importance of the deeper channel and recom
mend that it be provided. : ,. .. or-
The California refineries of cane, augar and factories of
beet sugar are shipping' their, products by way of the canal
:j . -icfeoTeeinnl rivr fw harce and landinc it at the
inuui, w - .Jere, to execute it. A.d In a few
'mat markets or tne interior w w ccn nunua puumip d - mord thara would an addl
.vfln Van tri rail T&te from the Atlantic seaboard, ba- tionai ally at band when Todd
He had called the taxi for a defi
nite reason. Time was short. His
hand closed over hers. Then it.
set boldly about her shoulders and
he drew her to him with a
strength she had not suspected.
She did not coquet. For an
eternal instant they stared Into
each other's eyes; then their Hps
met hotly and clung.
She dismissed mm at the en
trance of the office building and
her eyes were sparkling as she
watched him swing through the
crowds with a free-hipped stride
3he had never before seen. She
passed into the building and rode
to the floor where the Carmody
suite was housed. Willie Weaver
whispered a greeting through the
open door of his office. Kathleen
seated herself at the machine and
touched the keys. But the sound
f typebars against platin was evl
lently the sound .for which John
Carmody had been waiting. The
door of his office opened and his
slender, frail figure stood beside
the girl's desk.
"What luck, Kathleen?"
His silken voice brought her
back to the present.
"With Bob Terry?"
She looked up into the face of
her employer. Her own was radl
ant with new-found happlness
and it told the story which sne
bad determined not to tell.
"All the luck in the world. Mr.
Carmody; just simply all the luck
In the world."
He understood and Just as the
girl had never suspected that he
coveted her, just so she could not
suspect the wave of black anger
which suffused him now. He
merely bowed and walked rigidly
back into his office.
He stood alone beside his desk;
slim and terrible figure.
John Carmody was master of
his impulses. There were some
who called him fishlike but they
were wrong. The blood which
coursed in his veins was turbulent
and hot. but Carmody, himself,
knew this and forced his Intellect
into control. He was noi impa
tient. All his life he had learned
the virtue of waiting but it
seemed now as though he had
waited too long.
Kathleen had conveyed her
message as plainly as though she
had spoken it in words. Carmody
merely did not know how, far the
affair had progressed. Frankly.
that seemed a matter of small con
sequence. Kathleen -was obvious
ly in love with Bob Terry or be
lieved she was. Carmody paid her
the compliment of assuming that
Terry could not fall to reciprocate.
There was the situation crys
tal clear and in spite of the rush
of bitterness and disappointment
which swept him, the keen an
alytic brain could not fall to ap
plaud the perfect dovetailing of
Until this moment Carmody had
felt a rather friendly interest in
Bob Terry. Theboy had been
cruelly and unjustly buffeted by
fate; a bitter potion had been
placed to his lips and he had been
compelled to drink. He seemed to
retain no positive impulse. save his
flaming desire for revenge on
There, was the second link In
the perfectly welded chain. Car
mody hate Borden with amasing
ferocity. Borden had frightened
him. It had seemed that Jhe dis
barment proceedings were to be
successful and Carmody had suf
fered for weeks while matters
were in abeyance. He had come
through successfully but with vit
riol in his soul and then Terry s
release from prison, his adoption
into the Borden home and his bit
terness against Borden all con
spired to supply Carmody with the
perfect weapon for which he bad
Here, it seemed, was glitter
ing opportunity to do to Borden
almost anything he wished and
to do It without the slightest risk
His sole task was to concoct the
Idea: Bob Terry waa willing and
Bob Terry would be unable to ex
Carmody knew that Terry must
be removed from the picture. That
he was planning to make wreck
age of a new love anair oia not
bother him. He had no con
science: his eyes were focussed
eternally and clearly on results;
methods were matters of detail
John Carmody wanted Kathleen
for himself. He had wanted her
since before he permitted Todd
Shannon to ko to prison. He had
jr J ; -ikU
WITH THE TWO
First Mate Tom Normore of New York, is going back back to
the sea where once he was shipwrecked and lived for 22 days in a
tiny boat with only two dead men for companions. He now is jani
tor of a New York apartment house. I don't know .wny, saiiora
never do, but I'm going back," he says. "I can't resist the cau.
The only thing I know that
looks more depressin than a skil
let of cold grease is coffee grounds
ttirnwfld nut On the snow In the
(Copyright. 1928. Publishers Syndieste.)
"Our son Joe wants work that'll
keep him In a car. He just waMs
to drive by his job occasic
tCopyright. 192S. Publishers Synar
CHICAGO HOKSfc WIN'S
FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans.
La., Feb. 3. (AP) Justice F .,
owned by William Daniel fo Chi
cago led a field of 16 to win the
$70,000 New Orleans handicap.
receiving the winner's purse or
(50,000 and a gold trophy. The
presentation was made by Mayor
Menus for winter luncheons
should be built around a liot main
dish that is simple but subatan
tial, yet constituting the greater
part of the meal, point out the
dietician, Ethel Somers, in an ar
ticle in Liberty.
?yT- nn nor yViTH Life. P&oTCcr
BECKE & HENDRICKS
180 N. High , .Telephone 161
courted her subtly since the day lft. ... All M . man
sne naa enierea a empiuy Bu Qe fcneW that there wa8 no
stenographer and then as private! . . h llf nd wau8e
secretary. His analysis or conai-i . ... h content to wait
tions had been accurate. free from jeaiou6y eagerly confi-
He knew the girl and realised j,ent Qf the Bucce88lul culmination
that she would not oe easy prey. f h chage
- ILL. enV. twfl mm vVM VkA 11 tf. I
r,T imu''u; .I:V" Now things were changed
.! ,,.n Kathleen, for some Inexplicable
wo!ne-'..!."r; reason, had fallen in love with
cen, con-clou.,, - Try. Carmody's lips curled
t V aemsa au jvv? w v e
The thing which "he desired to
accomplish, then, was to Impress
1 Via .wn .raotn. CO 1 ft
m ;.."b r U-SSiT f bl.U.n.0 : .red l .Sjj. jibs- W
- v -m, sensitive lips. He wanted Terry
There are 1265 patients in
state hospital for insane.
John Simpson will erect a
livery stable on Liberty street
with disgust.- He feared Terry,
and hated himself. But most of
all he feared Terry and a sar
In his office now more than ever
mentality and bis power, wmcn
. 1 J V. ... . f rtrffit ia larlr
WUU1U lUOC l vivv " "" 1 , - , . . VI.
She mUStDelore' whuiom iuo ;
heir ana can: ne waniea io d
of physical strength.
not look upon him as a physical
weakling, but as a mental giant
the master of a city a county
almost of a state. He wished her
to see the wheels revolving, to
watch the nulllnir of strings, to
hear the dictated orders and to
see their execution. He wanted
ready to seize the opportunity of
the moment. He wanted to dls-
inisfi tn Kathleen the vivid con
trast between his own dominance
and power and Bob Terry's grop
He Dressed the desk buzzer
Vr,, him in nil hia pinrv I three times. A few seconds ana
a a master of human destinies the door opened to admit the her
and then when she had been I culean figure of Whispering Willie
dazzled by this vast power and Weaver, with his gleaming, Daia
had become forretful of his ouny head, his massive spread or snoui-
Dhysiaue then would be time der, Ms gooa-naiurea grin
enough to let her know that he
coveted her with a blind passion;
a passion so pervading that he
took no step at all, in terror of
making a false one.
He had watched the working of
his scheme. The girl first under
stood, then admired. He realized
long ago that she was impressed
by the power he wielded. Then
he faced the blank wall of imper
sonality. His plan succeeded so
well that she regarded him as a
Has Face Lifted
ier alone naa carmouy a
Bits For Breakfast
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7 - U '
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
From Colnmns of The Statesman,
February 6, 1003
No snow was recorded here in
January. The minimum tempera
ture was 29.
FREE VOTING BALLOT
This ballot is good for 2Q0 votes for the candidate in
The Oregon Statesman Subscription Campaign, whose
name is written on it. Do not fold. Trim.
Address - -
VOID AFTER MARCH 10TH, 1928
ANYONE CAN VOTE FOR FRIENDS
Watch community clubs
They are going to work Marion
county over, Dringing up t.ne
slacker and idle acres to full
And when that is fully accomp
lished. this will be the richest sec
tton on all the green footstool
Harbingers of spring: Paving
plans are being forwarded. The
men in charge of this service of
the city government hope to
catch up with the demand this
year; with about the same num
ber of new blocks as made up' last
year's record. But it is predicted
that as many will be ready for
1929. or more.
Another harbinger: Already
farmers with flax contracts ar
preparing their land,for this year's
crop. There will be flax planted
this month in some fields; earlier
than ever before. And a lot of it
in March and April; most of it.
James E. Bartruff. Route 8. a
half mile north of Chemawa.
brought two volunteer turnips to
the Statesman office yesterday
that are certainly whoppers. One
weighs six and a half pounds, and
the other six and three-quarters.
There are many in the field that
weigh four pounds just ordinary
garden variety of turnips. " And
sound and delicious., too. ' Mr.
Bartruff has 10 acres down there;
mostly devoted to berries. Who
can beat this turnip record? .
Oi and ii
To Ambitious People
First Grand Prize Oakland Sport Six Sedan Value
$1343.00. Second Grand Prize Chrya.er
Coach Value $970.00
DISTRICT NO. 1 WITHIN THE COR
PORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY
First Prize Ford Phaeton, Value $500
2nd Prize Trego Radio, complete
with table, wires, battery,
ete value - ..$200
3rd prize N e w Easy Electric
Washer, value . $185
4th Prize Royal Correspondence
Shorthand Course, value .,..$100
5th Prize Diamond Ring, value $75
DISTRICT NO. 2 OUTSIDE CITY OF
SALEM INCLUDING SALEM R.
First Prize Ford" Phaeton, Value $50
2nd Prize TreRadio, complete
with table, f -wires battery,
etc, value O0
3rd prize Wilson Electric Washer,
4th Prize Royal Correspondence
Shorthand Coarse, value .-.$10ft
5th Prizes Diamond Ring, value $7'
30 Gold Prizes 20 to Non-Prize Winners
The Old Man of the Mountains
has Just had his face lifted. 'And
New England rejoices. The "Old
Han" has traced, for vnteld cen
turies, th faincd Franconia
notch In tho Whito raotmtainj.
The ifting consisted ef rexnov
ing several rocks thai marred the
"Old Man's features, and resUr
ing a pari ef his fvrehesd.
Junior At Salem High
Dies of Spinal Ailment
Edwin HIrech, Junior in the Sa
Ism senior high schooi, died yes
terday morning of spinal meningi
tis. He had been out of school
since January 6.
Edwin, who was 17 January 20,
was the son of Mrs. Reglna Cao
fleld, ' Z6S North Commercial.
Death" occurred at the family
home. He was enrolled In the col
lege preparatory course at- high
He Is the second high school stu
dent to die within a short time.
(Harold Nickell having passed
J away in the last week. '
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