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A little learning Is a dangeroo thing;
Drink deep, or tt not the Pierlon spring:
These shallow draughts intoxicate the brain.
And drinking largely sobers us again.
1 Oxford Students in Harvest Fields
STRANGE days have fallen upon old Eng
land. Its universities have been its
strongholds of aristocracy. Gentlemen have
gone to them and others have had the good
taste to stay away. England has never felt
the slightest obligation to provide university
halls for any but the select few.
Thousands of students earning their way
through college, as in this country, is un
' known and undesired in England. The Eng-
lish father works his son's way through col
lege. Vacations are long and are used for
travel and study. University life is a well
balanced existence of stiidy, sports, and tea
at five, but it has no time for earning money,
even if that were not beneath the dignity of
a university man.
Now comes revolutionary news that one
hundred Oxford and Cambridge students are
working as harvest hands in the Canadian
wheat fields. Last year such a group came
and found such joy in their hardened muscles
and sunburn that ten per cent of them de
cided to have farms of their own. If other
English students follow to the harvest fields
' . r u T?nvi;v
ana similar summer uctuanvus ure imiuou
university man will be like the American
student, closely in touch with the actual
I problems of economic life, which will be
i Yet if it were to become common enough
io chansre the British university ways it
"would open the question if it were a sign 'of
brogress. Travel, long vacation periods
SDent in self-directed study, and a life free
-from the strenuousness, typical of the Amer
ican college, has produced a remarkable per
centage of scholars and men ready to serve
their nation. Educators have never been
Very clear in explaining why the system has
i worked, but the results are too well known
.The British universities are like the Brit
ish government. We feel they have no right
to produce such fine results in such a thor
oughly un-American way. We would regret
it if they became too much like us.
It Can Be Done ;
REPRESENTATIVES of the Salem serv
ireVJubs aroear to be in favor of a char
ter for a commission form of municipal gov
ernment, with five commissioners elected ax
large. That is the right thing; the, better
way. If it can be carried, fine. The sooner
the better. At the November election, if pos
sible. But every , service club member who
xavors ine iaea oi ciccuuk nwuv.
or vinnri1men at larsre oueht to be required
to get out and help put the thing over at the
election. It can be done, nut win noi uc
easv. And it will fall down unless there is
persistent work, and the intelligent presen
tation of the reasons Dotn ior uie cnangv,
and the form of the change.
i Oregon a Virgin State
FIGURES compiled by R. G. Dun & Co.
show that there were 918 more concerns
doing business in Oregon in July, 1928, than
in July, 1927. In a similar comparison, the
state of Washington shows a gain of 410,
jwhile California registers 'a loss of 2122. The
Startling falling off in California is explain
able in part by the popularity in that state of
,the merger and chain store in merchandis
ing. Undoubtedly many small firms have
been absorbed in such composites, but the
same thing is happening to some degree in
Oregon and Washington as well.
; There is no reason why this proportionate
Showing should not in the 'future be favor
able to Oregon. This state is less developed
than her sisters to the north and south.
Oregon is more nearly virgin territorythan
any other state in the Union, and will vastly
increase her popularity within a compara
tively short time. There is room for ten
million people in the Willamette valley
against her less than half a million now, ex
cluding Multnomah county.
The flax and linen industries alone will in
a few years be supporting, directly and in
directly, a million people in the Willamette
valley. - -
. Ford Builds for the Future
fNE jof the little questions that keep econ-
V omists and business observers speculat
lng is the problem, "what will happen to the
t ord Motor Co. when Henry Ford dies or re
It is beginning to look. now. as thouch
r oro intended that it should go nerht on f unc
jioning. At any rate, his commencement of
operations on his great rubber tract in Bra
zil "seems to point that way.
Ford is preparing to grow rubber on a tre
mendous scale. It will be an exceedingly ex
pensive undertaking, and it will be a good
many years Deiore the tract can begin to
yield a product. It looks as though Ford
were- looking far ahead and building for the
comparatively distant future. His rubber
plantation will not provide any tires for Ford
Cars in much less than a decade.
Ford sees his automobile company as a con
cern tnat is going to stay m business for a
! . The Value of Bicycliner
- NEW ENGLAND man recently returned
XX to his home after a 1200-mile bicycle trip
through New England and Quebec Although
the man is over 60, he made the long trip
wunout auncuiiy, and came Home to report
uc nu a une tune ana improved his
' bicycling was once a craze. Now it has
become a minor utility. Few people consider
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uicycie trips tnrougn tne country any more.
Wheels seem to be used only by children and
i That is a pity. There "is nothing that is
much better for the body than bicycling, in
moderation. It is a fine sport as well. We
would be a good deal better off if the bicycle
cuuia return to some or its old-time
THE shift in American economic and in
dustrial status during the last half cen
tury is strikingly illustrated in the Com
merce Department's report on U. S. imports
and exports for the month of June.
In the old days America was a great ex
plorer of raw materials. Grain, cotton and
lumber went to Europe in vast quantities,
and shipload after shipload of manufactured
articles came backin return. But now the
situation is reversed.
The country exported $380,281,000 worth
of roods in June. Crude materials and iood
stuffs accounted for only 25 per cent of this
hiirp total. Manufacturers accounted ior
over 46 ner cent, with manufactured food
stuffs and semi-manufacturers accounting
for another 28 per cent. And crude mater
ials and foodstuffs accounted for 50 per
cent. And crude materials and foodstuffs
accounted for 50 per cent of our 1315,118,000
of imDorts for the month.
Quite a chance from the day when the
country had nothing to sell but raw mater
Hay Fever Evolution
F you don't think that the American labor
er is a whole lot better off than his buro-
nean contemporaries, glance at these figures
just issued by the Department of Labor.
Bricklayers, for instance, average the ioi-
lowine daily wages: in France, $1.57: in Ger
many, $1.84; in Austria, $1.39; in the United i
States, $12.56. i
Carpenters fare thus: in England, $Z.9b;
in uermanv. si.t: in itaiy. i.ez: in tne
United States. $10.16.
Building trades laborers draw these daily
rates: in Austria, $1.12; in Germany, $1.47;
in Italy, $.80; in the United States, $4.00.
And that difference isn't eaten up by high
m WT . 1 1
er costs oi living, eitner. wages in mis
country now average. 129 per cent higher
than in 1913, while living costs are only 75
per cent higher. In other words, an hour of
work today will enable an American work
man to buy 30 per ent more than it would
buy him before the war.
While the Bend Bulletin indulges in a wild
orgy of words about the ornithorhynchus we
are reminded that we, too, could make big
word sif we wanted to runaktofletters to
gether like that.
Bits for Breakfast
Penalizing Children ;
By Bruce Catton
IHE records of the California health
, ' More Finished Products
FOR the first six months of 1928, lumber
? shipments from Oregon, Washington
and British Columbia totaled 2,901,31,4S0
board feet, an increase of eight per cent over
tne same period for 1927. The gain in shij
uicnta lu me Atlantic coast ports was 13.4
per cent. The thine most needed in rmt- in.
dustries based upon our forest products is a
larger proportion of the finished articles. We
c Bowing in tms respea, especially in
paper manufacturing and the making of
things for which paper is the raw material.
- What a relief it must be to Hoover to real
ly know he has been nominated. "
partment will never again list the word
"illegitimate" after the record of any child s
"All births are legitimate," says a ruling
from the board, "and all children are legiti
This follows a similar remark by Superior
Judge Leon Yankwich of Los Angeles, who
was hearing a suit in which one of the fig
ures was a child born to unmarried parents.
References by the contending lawyers to the
illegitimacy of the child irked the judge, and
at last he burst out :
"There are no illegitimate children only
And the health board issued the following
statement explaining its rule :
"If there is any illegitimacy involved in
the process it pertains to the parents and not
to the children. There may be illegitimate
parents, but it is to be deplored that many
sections of our so-called civilized society still
insist on stigmatizing the children. This is
a relic of the dark ages and should.be abro
gated without further delay from our minds
That's all perfectly true, and we can hope
that other states can follow suit. Penalizing
a child for the misdeeds of its parents is
pretty shoddy stuff.
But the matter of illegitimacy isn't the
only one in which children have to pay for
what their parents have done or have left
Go through any city and make a little tour
of inspection. Visit, first the "better class"
residence districts. You'll see big, roomy
houses, shaded by elms and maples, with
smooth lawns where kids can run and tumble
and play all day long, enjoyinir sunlicrht and
fresh air and good health and safety. These
kids get plenty to eat and have nice cool
places to sleep; when they're sick they, get
the best medical care, and they have lots of
nice shiny toys to play with. Their fathers.
you see, are successful men and have plenty
of money. . .
Then go down to the poorer quarters. You
won't have any trouble finding them, even
in this great and prosperous ; age. There
aren t any smooth lawns or big shade trees
there. The children play in -the hot. dirty
streets, and now and then one or another of
them gets its life crushed out by a truck. In
the summer the kids swelter and fret at
night, maybe sleeping out on fire escapes to
get a little breeze, if they get sick they're
apt to be out of luck; maybe the doctor can't
be called until it a too late, if at alL
What have these children done, that they
should have so much less than the others ?
Nothing: they-just happen to have fathers
who don't earn as much' money as the other
children's fathers. They're being penalized,
in a dreaoiui way, lor the shortcomings or
hard luck of their parents. - . .
Don't ask us what the solution is. We
don't know. And don't get to thinkincr about
it too much, or you may get some notions
that are too radical for a contented and
wealthy nation like ours.
OM Oregon's Yesterdays
Town Talk From the Statesman Our Fathers Read
August 17, 1003
Mrs. J. L. Card, an elderly lady,
was struck toy a bicyclist on South
Commercial and knocked down,
the wheel passed orer her right
band, cutting a deep gash In it
Patrick Henry ScuUin of Port
land, author of the bill which
would provide that all labor diffi
culties be adjusted6y a board of
arbitration, is in Salem in the in
terest of the bill.
Clyde Townsend, planer In the
Brown and Lehman's sash and
door factory, had his middle finger
and thumb badly managled when
he caught bis right hand in Che
George E. Waters, Frank
Hughes and S. W. Thompson have
gone to Astoria to join Admiral
Smith's staff as "commanders"
during the regatta.
Dr. Thomas Smith, n. D. Gil
bert and H. R. Burke bare also
been chosen regatta commandeis
Mrs. Sarah Brown-Savage has
been elected dean of the college
of oratory at Willamette univer
sity for the ensuing year, to fill
the vacancy of Miss Mable L. Car
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Col beck of
Chicago are in Salem to make
their home here.
Lloyd T. Reynolds returned
home last night from Seaside,
where he spent a 10 days' outing.
Solid carbon dioxide is now used
for cold storage purposes.
Annie Oakley was the greatest
woman rifle shot the world has
Movies by radio can be enjoyed
at home in the near future, says
a Westinghouse expert. At last
somebody has found the solution
for the man who reads the sub
titles ou( toud.
They're playing golf at night In
Florida now. You have to be
links eyed to do that.
.(Copyright, 1928, NBA Service,
Eastern man was arrested for
arson. But tne police exonerates
him, of course, when they found
only an automatic cigar lighter
in his pockets.
President Calles of Mexico has
isued a decree forbidding moth
ers from taking children under
two years of age into movie
houses on the grounds that It in
terferes with their sleep. Presi
dent Calles, obviously, doesn't
know what an excellent soporific
some movies can ba.
New shed for flax
A bir one at the state
And a new building for sorting
and warehousing the finished fiber
at the same plant
And a new warehouse for cur
lng the fiber and storing the- fin
ished product at the Miles linen
This will go on continually. It
is a large part of the progress of
the flax and linen industries. Flax
from the fields runs Into large ton
nage. And It must be kept In the
dry, from the bundles on up to
the fiber and the yarn. Kept in
the dry, it will last indefinitely
and even improve, in the flax con
tent of the straw, and the resil
iency of the fiber for spinning, by
being held over a year or several
So the big investment in the in
dependent scutching mills that
must be scattered over the valley
will be in warehouse room. Two to
four or more tons to the acre,
when the acres run up into the
hundreds and thousands, will
mean large buildings in which to
store it, and many of them as the
The people who are preparing to
take care of the coming walnut
crop wiu have to be up on their
toes, to provide warehouse room
But this product can be shipped
out to the markets of the country
rather, expeditiously, after curing
and sorUng and marking and
packing and in some eases
It is now finally and officially
announced that Gene Tunney is
going to get married. And yet,
comma, he himself stated a few
days ago that he was "thru fight
It Is really amazing the small
amount of work which will keep a
man in coadiUon if properly ar
ranged. Gene Tunney.
Jail: A place where they keep
the victims of unjust discrimina
Fame: The brief publicity en
joyed by one who makes a record
somebody will break tomorrow.
S m S
In the case of war, European
planes might bomb any Americans
who happen to be in the Azores.
"Imaginative women weep more
than others." It takes a lot of im
agination to think up anything
else to cry for.
How large a mole on a wife's
cheek looks after a two-hour los
ing streak at bridge with her as
Until the artist labels it. you
can't (ell whether it is a political
cartoon or an Illustration for an
Few of the big jobs are held by
men who were taught as toys" to
Bj R. J. Hendricks
tear the opinions of the neigh
If experience proves anything,
it la that you can't uplift the
world permanently by applying a
barrel stave to the under side.
This Date in-
175 Treaty of peace with the
Indians made at Detroit.
1848 Fire at Albany, N. Y.. did
a million dollars damage.
. and another a year later to
the day, did 3.000,A00.
1912 Clarence S. Darrow, attor
ney for the McNamara broth
ers In their dynamite case at
Los Angeles, acquitted of a
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