The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, August 05, 1928, Page 4, Image 4

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    Al Is For It and Against It
''A SSOCIATED Press dispatch of yester
jCX day-says Al Smith faced a dozen or more
inquiring newspaper men in his suite on the
fourteenth floor of the high-toned Biltmore
hotel in New York; rC'lll. f ' $
And ti -weather was hot. ,-4 : . ; .
The newspaper - boys wanted to know,
among other things;-how, Al stands on the
farm relief issue. They found out. He stands
both ways. 1 ir : r,.
TT tnld them he is asrainst the "equaliza
tion fee provision of the vetoed McNary
wirlwi farm relief bill." and that "as far
as he is concerned it can stay in the scrap
heap for good : :i.'iH
Rut the newsDaDer boys also fouhd out
tht Al "recfwrnizes and feels that his party
by its platform is committed to control of
nst home bv the'cTOUO benefitted ,
: Ad that isf exactlv what the McNary-
Hauehen bill proposed.. That is the principle
. Kill T ta tlio rhief nrmwnle Of it
Vi uw in r"
t So Al is both for it and against It.
He is more for it than his party platform
v ifemands. for the dank touchine farm relief
does not come out as plainly as Al does for
the "mat home hv the firrouD benefitted, it
attemDts to straddle. Al comes out plainly
He nrobablv aimed to straddle, but did hot
know how. His hoop-snake circle way df ex--plaining
his position leaves him both coming
and going.; moving arouna ana aromicuunu
rettincr nowhere.
.Now, there is another. school of farm relief
people who believe , in- the same Kina 01 a
bAL. that the McNary-Haughen people drew
un: but thev arrive at the "cost borne" idea
pf it in another way. They say the govern
tnent should stand for the cost-
1 It is the Jardine plan, and Secretary of
Agriculture Jardine says that in a series of
years the government would not be out of
pocket at all; reasoning that some years in
some major crops the" government would
make a profit on the exportable, surpluses to
be sold-abroad. It might come out that way.
The writer does not' believe it would.- Sen
ator Chas. L. McNary fears it would not;
and that it would then amount to a govern
ment subsidy. The McNary-Haughen bill
would leave the "cost to be borne by the
group benefitted," according to what Al says
hi nartv's nlatform favors.
The whole conclusion is that Al does not
know anything about farm relief, and he
will not or cannot learn
Ana ne aoes not want to Know or learn,
excepting to get a way to straddle the ques
tion. His statement to the New York news
paper men on that hot evening in his hotel
suite will make him the laughing stock of
every -farmer in the United States who un
derstands the McNary-Haughen idea and the
Jardine plan.
Judge .Would Parole Two-Thirds
A WELX knoixw Oregon circuit judge told
JtX a friend of the writer a few days ago
that, if he had his way, two-thirds of the
men convicted, of crime in Oregon would be
paroled from the bench-
That" two-thirds are not criminals J. they
are law violators. "They are men who have
made mistakes which they would not repeat
in like manner or in kind if given a chance
to work out their futures
Saving themselves and their families the
disgrace of penal servitude and an tne nor
ors.and losses entailed. -
This circuit judge says the public would
not stand for this ; that most men would hold
up their hands in holy protest against such
a proposition :
That the public demands conviction, in its
present attitude; somebody must be convict
ed, and it does not matter mucn wno.
The name of the friend and of the judge
is withheld. But every reading person in
Oregon knows both of them.
Here is a question presented that Is worth
discussing ; worth thinking through. it i may
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seem a strange tnmg ior a circuit - j uugc
with a great deal of criminal business before
him to say. But he said it. And he is not a
Salem man, either. '
"And he meant it. and could write a book
con taininer his reasons for his conclusions
after a long career on the bench.
There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a
Hughes at the Hague
A USTRIA has joined f ourteen . sister na
XjL tions in naming Charles Evans Hughes
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as its iirBt cnoice ior eiecuon to tne ueucn
of the permanent court of international jus
tice. His record of large accomplishment in
many fields of public service including posts
as removed as secretary of state and member
of the supreme court has won for him high
rank as a world statesman. The general
European demand for his service on the
world bench has been heartily, seconded by
Latin America, a region where ex-secretaries
of state usually have no excess popularity.
"V The election is a special one to fill the
vacancy created by the resignation of John
Bassett Moore one of the greatest students
of international law the United States 'has
produced. Professor" Moore has resigned
from the court that he may continue his
scholarly editing of papers pertaining to in
ternational affairs. The election will be by
assembly and council of the League of Na
tions : : ;
tiThe court is now so well established that
any statesman may, feel it a crowning honor
to be called to its bench. For here decisions
are being given in international disputes
which might otherwise have plunged the na
tions into war.
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k Missouri Honors Lewis and Clark
STATUES of Meriwether Lewis and Wil
liam Clark are ready to be placed in the
beautiful new capitol of Missouri. They
are-, the work of Fraser, who created the
loved "End of the Trail." The last, one com
pleted is of Clark, who stands, in f rentier
garb grasping in his hands the maps of the
new lands he opened to civilization. r -
When these two young army officers, and
their men set out for the hard pull up the
turbulent Missouri they quickly passed be
yond the region known-to white men and
marked for them the first trail to the Pa
cific northwest, v - - ' ,
,;Now anyone of the 425,113 Amerjcan cars
manufactured last month can cover the same
9i ot-arita in fanr Amrm an1 ri f mi IJt 1 a a
fort that people do it for a vacation. Thds
in the space of a century and a couple of
decades; has civilization taken unto herself
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the Pacific slopes first made known by these
'explorers. Oregon, at the trail's end, like
Missouri at its beginning would do 'well to
, have splendid bronzes of the men who led
the way..
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, ' Can Suspenders Come Back?
SUSPENDERS are back from distrrace and
iD exile and can be worn in plain sight with-
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out winning . ostracism, do say tne aaver
tisements that: have cost goodly fortune.
The Clothiers have issued their edict they
must do something to have their trade, for
men are discarding an alarmmg number of
things they have been in a habit of wearing,
and so we see, suspenders gay in color and
zanclf ul in appearance in the well dressed
windows of the shops. Once in a while a hicrh
school lad marches up the street with a pair
much Jn evidence. He leoks collegiate after
the manner of College Humor. Perhaps sus-
fit I -1. 1 i. 1 . 1. . mT- - 1? I
ptuuers wui come uacjL, out we nave a xeeung
that they .will mostly be worn by the one
who would jsay, if you chanced to mention the
subject to him : ?By ginger Fd like to know
what vbu meancome backhaven't I al-
Air Mail and Pony Express
A NNOUNCEMENT of lower rates on air
V mail draws attention to the sneeded ser
vice which gives the Pacific northwest still
-nore intimate touch with the eastern coast
and brings to mind the contrast with earlier
days. The late Harvey Scott in writing of
days now seventy years past said r "Latest
news from the east (reaching Oregon) was
from one to six-weeks old. But it was matter
nly of mighty interest that could fix the
lttention of a people so nearly isolated from
the worldjand devoted of -necessity . to the
little life around them. People here hardly
:ared who was elected president in 1856.
Sven such communications were a great ad
vance, for not a decade 'earlier the only, estate
lished post to the east was carried by the
Hudson Bay servantwrfro made the trip by
way of the northern route - whose ; difficult
way was travelled twice each year. : r?
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Our Uncle Samuel, through his department
of agriculture, gives the following pertinent
hint to chefs and-housewives on cooking and
not boiling "boiled" eggs: "Proper cooking of
'boiled' eggs is'a very important considera
tion. Use a double boiler; in the top part put
the eggs with a cupful of boiling water for
each egg to. be cooked. Cover closely and
keep warm over hot water in the lower part
of the double boiler. Leave the eggs in hot
water for six to eight minutes if they are
to be soft cooked, and 30 minutes if they are
to be hard cooked."
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"Dean" Clark- pwy
What is going to happen to the old reform
school plant? It is a big and costly plant.
Much good land. Many expensive buildings.
Well equipped for large activities. Shall it
be an intermediate reformatory for young
men and first offenders? If not that, what
shall it-be? Is the state in condition to as
sume the cost of another separate institu
tion? Now that the question is open, it will
be up for discussion before and during the
coming session of the legislature.
Fords Responsibility
By Bruce Cat ton J
HENRY FORD has always been a man
with original ideas. He put into effect a
$5-a-day minimum pay scale at a time when
that was a princely wage. He followed that
up by -announcing that the way to make
money was to pay as high wages as possible
and sell as cheaply as possible, thus revers
ing two age-old maxims of the business
world. Then he adopted the five-cay week.
Now he says that the money he made by
selling 15,000,000 Model T Fords wasn't real
ly his money at all but belonged to -the pub
lic. He didn t lose money when he stopped
production to develop a new model, he said;
he simply reinvested a surplus of funds that
he had been holding in trust-' -
'The profits we made on the Model T cars
wasn't our money, he remarks. "The pub
lic paid it to us. Organized as this company
is, we couldn't do anything with it except
use it to make a better automobile."
It is interesting to ponder on the weight
which : success and great wealth give to a
man's words. : Suppose - some down-at-the-heels
agitator, or long-haired scribbler," had
propounded this theory. He would have been
hooted, from one end of ;the country to an
other. But Henry Ford, who is worth one
billion in cash and has two or three hundred
thousand men working for him, says it
and nobody hoots at all. Many question his
statement, of course ; but they do it defer
entially, respectfully.
In that respect, perhaps, more.than in any
other. Ford has a tremendous responsibility.
Beside it the responsibility that comes from
the mere ownership of vast wealth shrinks
to nothing. Fords ideas ideas. that find
expression in such remarks, as those quoted
above-are bound to have a greater influence
than he hiniL can dream. For minions of
men inthis country-accept them as gospeL
Ford Is- the greatest, industrialist of our
time; is it to be wondered that when he talks
about things in his own field, people take
everything he says as true?
It is entirely possible that Henry Ford will
eventually cause a realignment of our entire
business and economic structure. Not only
has he set an example;. he has talked, and
the magic of his name has gained a hearing
for his words that no other man can sreU His
theorizings will be remembered long after he
has gone. Jt may even be that some day his
statements will be battle cries for the world's
radicals.;. ,-Ar ',---V: iyj:
That is the real significance of Ford; Ac
tions-, may speak louder than" .words : yet. .in
this'case it would seem that what F6rd.says
rn have even .more importance than what
SALUTES ! Kind Words of Good Friends
Earl Brownlee, former publish
er of the Forest Grove News-Times
and Sheldon Sackett. former co
publisher of the McMlnnrille Tele
phone Register, make ueir bow to
Salem and Marlon county today as
publishers of the New Salem
Statesman. The Tillamook Herald
extends its greetings to the new
editors of the Statesman, and
wishes them well. . They - are now
guiding- the course of one of Ore
gon's oldest newspapers, steeped
In tradition and Interesting histor
ically.' We know they will do it
well. -Tillamook Herald. ;
With deep' interest' Is received
the .word that the second oldest
newspaper In the northwest, the
Oregon Statesman of Salem, and
the Statesman -Publishing com
pany have been acquired from R.
J. Hendricks and Carle Abrams by
Earl C, Brownlee and Sheldon F.
Sackett, who are widely known as
among Oregon's best newspaper
men. The new owners, who have
retained Mr. Hendricks in an edi
torial capacity, assumed direc
tion this week of the Statesman,
the Pacific Homestead, a monthly
and the Oregon Teachers' Month
ly, all of which are owned by the
publishing company, and of the
commercial printing plant. They
plan to remodel the two-story
building in Salem bousing the con
cern and to seek to add to these
publications' prestige and useful
ness. Portland Spectator.
The Oregon Statesman, pioneer
newspaper of Oregon, published
at Salem, is in new hands after 44
years under the direction of R. J.
Bits for Breakfast
-By R. J. Hendricks
Keep sheep, Mr. Farmer
And your sheep wUl keep-you
Sheep, and the things that gar
with sheep breeding, will bring
back and keep up the fertility of
all our worn out farming lands,
They will eat the weeds and turn
them into cash; even with goats
to help, they will kill out the Can
ada thistle.
' It Is creditable to some of the
biggest and best business men of
Salem that they are fostering the
sheep Industry,
They are point
ing the way to
the complete
stabilisation of
farm values.
Put sheep on
very farm i n
the Willamette
vaney, .and
farm loans will
be nearer ilt
edged net ' ' h
else w L v.. in
this country.
Sheep mean '. lime. They need clo
ver, and dover on worn out soils
needs lime. The whole scheme re
volving around sheep means, com
plete restoration of. soli fertiUty.
The reader has no doubt gath
ered from - the above paragr
that, the Bits man is a sheei
Wen. he " does - not feel - sheepish
about It. for he is in rood com
pany. Ask any successful farmer in
the Salem district.
4 S
What Is the best thine to take
when one is ruir down?" inquire
a friend at the writer's elbow.
Would suggest the number of the
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. "What does your son do?" In
quired the college" student book
seller of the farmer. -He's a boot
black in the dty." Tesited-:the
prospect. Oh, I .see, you make hay
while the son shines," chirped the
ivv;,:.. -.'V.
, Willamette university co-ed told
her. friend that she had Just read
that looks are determined by one's
diet, and she was advised to lay
off on plain food for a while.
Salem traveling man opened the
telegram and read: "Twins arriv
ed tonight, more by mail."
Salem youngster in bus to stran
ger: "Daddy, daddy!" Mother:
"Hush, darling. That isn't daddy.
It's a gentleman."
A Fool there was and he hitched
his star
(Even as you and I)
To a second-hand bus all mud and
We called it a joke that bad gone
too far,
But the Fool he called it his motor
(Even" as you and I).
Hendricks yeteran publisher. Shel
don V. Sackett and Earl C. Brown
lee are the new owners, and both
enter the field at Salem well qual
ified to make a success of the ven
"The New Oregon Statesman"
appears at the masthead or tne
first edition published by the new
owners. The new paper is attrac
tive though conservative in dress,
and filled with well-written local
news and editorial features.
Salem is a good field for an ag
gressive morning daily, and we
predict Immediate success for the
new Statesman under the direc
tion of its new owners. The
His official-title la superintend
ent of buildings and: grounds at
Willamette university, Jiis unoffi
cial designation U "dean." Re
ktrows'every bump and pebble on
the: campus, and' if hia travels
were placed in line and you start
ed at the farther end you'd never
get back. He discovered Willam
ette in 1911 and Willamette has
been, discovering him ever since.
It is to him the president, profes
sors and students go.; The trus
tees consult him and the Salem
business men hope he is in good
A mole on the nose of Cleo
patra would have changed the his
tory -of Europe; a pound of steam
more or a pound less and there is
cmposure or revolution at Wil
lamette. A professor's absence
for the day awakens joy, but for
the "dean" to be away - would
spell calamity. At what hour he
comes in the" one
knows; the earliest riser finds
him there, but one the stroke of
five he utterly vanishes. It is
supper-time, that's al. He may
return later to look at the roses
or his dogwoods, or from force
of habit; or he may take a run in
the Moon to make sure it hasn't
lost its pick-up.
He was born in Geneseo. Em
pire state, and grew up with Sena
tor J. W. Wadsworth, who turned
wet after C. C. left. He fished
and swam in the lakes of central
New York, graduated from the
Geneseo State Normal and took
to pharmacy. Those were, the
days when a drug store wasn't a
lunch counter, when doctors rave
a man a real dose instead of cut
ting something out of him or trot
ting him to the dentist. The fu
ture "dean" had to fill prescrip
tions which started with Aconite
and ended with Zygophyllaceae.
Some folks recovered and are his
friends to this day. He still
knows what sick people need and
will tell 'em if he is sure they
ought to live.
Why he came west he can hot
tell, except that he had themoney
and wanted a long ride. He liked
the looks of Salem left the train
and told the' conductor to keej?
the change. Luckily for Willam
ette, he did not like the appear
ance of the campus; he knew he
could make It a thing of beauty
And is there any man to stand up
and say he hasn't? Is there one
who thinks the roses, shrubs and
lawn have not been touched by
creative talent? A suspicion Is
current that he has other plans in
the incubator.
Of course, his assistants are not
always careful to spy every dust
speck and cobweb in the halls and
class rooms; there may be creaky
salrs and a wobbly chair or two
and possibly window shade that
looks like sin. But there are six
buildings and only one superin
tendent plus trustees who utter
ly detest a debt. As It is he has
the widest skill of any man upon
the campus. He can dissect a
motor, quiet a thumping radiator,
change fir to oak or mahogany
cure a sick patient, make a cab
inet, be invisible to persons he
doesn't care to see, run an engine,
be a philosopher, remain silent,
retain good humor and do a hun
dred other things if he wants to.
He knows arid is known by
-" iuiDiiB Binaems man
any man on the planet. With a
host, there is friendship, deep and
lasting, rooted In respect ad grati
tude. He may never have told it,'
but he has a passion for students
and a , canny knowledge of their
ways. Talking to them in the
halls or under the trees, he has
given counsel which steered them
away from failure and folly. A
lot of thinking goes on in his head
and the grey eyes see with under
standing. Back in New York he married
Miss L. La Moine Raymond, who
now is principal of Leslie high
school. They have a son in busi
ness after two years in college,
and a daughter who is a college
graduate and a teacher in lrm
Everyone' calls him "dean." The
freshman' 'wonders why and at
first takes to the name gingerly.
But he finds that it has gatherejj
a tender meaning and In his sen
ior year he speaks It with affec
tion. Scattered over - the world
are men and women who think of
Dean" Clark first "and then of
Willamette. When they return to
the campus, their visit la unfin
ished until they see the man who
with uncovered head and a proud
heart has watched seventeen
classes march In procession to
their 'graduation.
This Date in
August 6
1492 The "Pinta," one of Co
lumbus' ships, lost her rud
der at sea.
1787 First draft of federal con
stitution reported to conven
tion. 1890 First electric execution in
New York.
1912 Senate empowered the
president to appoint a gover
nor of the Panama Canal
C(ouqhHu8ffon G
HWfory of Salem and tt)C
fetate of Oregon
Senator Tom Walsh, fishing in
a Montana stream, got two fishn
the same line the other day. When
he put them in his net, it is said.
both of them claimed the trans
action was just a loan from one
old prospector to another.
New Yorkers have learned that
AJ Smith, when a legislator, intro
duced a bill to prohibit the man
ufacture, sale or use of clgarets.
Now v Tammany doesn't know
whether to boast of it or try to
hush It up. -
A Cleveland man pawned his
wooden' leg tor 112.50. Sounds
like one step towards getting
something to eat.
' Numerous young couples lave
journeyed to Canada this year to
eat, drink and be married. -
t Fast and Farioas
Blonde: Do you know that gen
tleman you saw me having dinner
with Monday nlM?
Brunette: Yeah, I married him
Wednesday night. Life. .-
S we saw last week, the con
vention of 1818 fixed the
boundary between the U. S. and
Canada at the line of the 49th de
gree North, from the Lake of the
Woods to the Rocky Mountains,
and the territory from there west
was to be open to enther country.
By the convention of 1827, rati
fied in "1828, joint occupation was
continued indefinitely. The Oregon
question occupied the attention of
Congress also in 1820 and 1824.
are sometimes most in
teresting. This is as true
in business as it is in
The facts regarding
CloughTHuston's superior
service would prove in
teresting to many.
Suocttori to
! VEirilMWMUt
'jismcicmieyi Service
Old Oregon's Yesterdays
Town Talk From the Statesman Our Fathers Read
Sam Morris, Raglan pitcher, has
gone to roruana to aon the uni
form of the Portland Browns and
will face the Sacramento today.
Several union barbers have lest
their cards for refusing to charge
the recently authorised additional
five cents for a neck, shave. The
old price was 1$ . centa.
Ex-Governor T. T. Ceer has re.
turned from a trip to Eastern
Oregon. '
8. FFriedman has returned to
Salem from The Dalles and is
putting hi a stock of goods at the
Schreiber building at 149 State
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There Is only one vacant store
room In Salem in the Y. M. C. A.
buildisf "at 'the corner of Com-
Hon. T. B. Kay left on the over-i mereial and 'Chemeketa.
land train last , night ror an e-j " .. v - . - , .
tended business visit to. San Fran. I Governor Chamberlain- is tn
claco and New. York. Portland on- business.
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Ncvciritheicsai ploaGQ note tffaatt
during ttEic crcmodcBanc oG oar
Commercial PruntSnc D cporttacntt
and ttE:o"addatt2cn.o5 New Typo Faces
and Nov Equipment vMcEi vSll
place uo fto cervo yqu wSttEa a better
Cosxaerclal Prlatls Departraeat
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