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Uent. indefinable beauty into
faces made of the commonest human clay; the devout
worshiper at any shrine reflects something of its golden
glow, even as the glory of a noble love shines like a sort
of light from a woman's face. Balzac. ,,;y- :
. ... - ' More and More Islilk ' C
FTTHE current Salem chamber of commerce bulletin contains
1 these words: Marion county produce more commer
cial milk than any county in the sta te. U S.
aryvl, 1925, reports; Dairy cowg in Marion county, 3o,
dairy cows in Polk county, 1410 : .
" That is a good comparative shewing, but it is not good
enough ; it is very far from good enough- ,
The present dairy herds do not furnish enough milk to
keep down a constant struggle,, for the supply by the cream
eries and other institution? needing a larger share of it .than
they can have without costly competition in gettmg theirs.
j ai Manv Aittiota for milk nroducts that are not
now represented here and would be with an adequate supply
assured ana 115 conwnuanoe cwuuu.
n. arrpfltrp nf Grimm alfalfa. Hungarian
vetch, the sweet clovers, etc, etc., is helping to keep u the
1-1 in j4o irvin rr tiorA
n.. v tViincr tiaaHm. is creneral irrigation, which
u ;n.Moea .11 rmm tipaHw! to : back ud dairying, ana
would give us beet sugar factories, which would render ttus
the greatest dairying district in the world; meaninguie wu
Why do not all the people who ought to be interested
see this, and combine and concentrate t major mi
projects can be had for the asKing, 11 tne asumg ue fum
ciently urgent and persistent.
mHERE ia much aritation in Great Britain against the
" I Kioono- nt mithvlated jmirita which are being drunk
in increasing quantities in place of the more expensive out
put of the legalized distilleries. Metnyiaiea spiriw arc uu
and the same with wood alcohol which cause blindness, in
sanity and frequently death. We know a lot about wood aj
cohol. They are learning about it over in Great Britain, even
though they have no particularly strict laws regarding its
sale. Anybody over there can buy j so-called "good" whisky,
that is, the regular output of .the breweries and distilleries,
but they are taking' to drinking wood alcohol nevertheless.
The reason is found in the high tax levied against spirits by
the government which, it is being claimed, raises the price
beyond the reach of the average individual who feels that he
must have his daily toddy. It is now up to the British gov
ernment either to go after the wood alcohol bootleggers and
thus put in force a variety of prohibition, or else lower the
tax. It is a dilemma indeed, with interesting aspects, not the
nf which is that even' where liquor may be bought and
sold legally there are bootleggers nevertheless, and people to
drink their stuff . '
And the different provinces of the Dominion of Canada
could give the mother country sdme valuable pointers under
this head , .
For there are more bootleggers among the Canucks
than they had when part of the political divisions had open
aaloons or were dry than there are now,-when the provinces
are in the booze business with their dispensaries.
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Town Talk From Th'SUles
- man Our Fathers Read
Oct. 11, 1903 ;
The 1903 assessment rolls tor
1903 show, a gross Tsluation of
10.047.605, as against 39.281.-
010-a year ago. The increase is
due to the added ralne of mer
chandise, brick blocks and prop
erty of corporations In the county
Dr. J. H.
Barr went to Mount
C. H. Hinges went to San Fran
cisco to buy his stock of winter
and Christmas Jewelry.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W Craig left
for Kansas City where he will ex
hibit goats at a show there.
Scott Boxorth, manager of the
Pacific Homestead, has eone to
Boise. Idaho, to attend the Boise I
City fair. -
The old sawmtn at Sidney is
belnc conrertea u
SousV to supplr independence
and Monmouth ,.fi
lights. " ,
Girl Initiated In
BLOOMINGTON. Ind.. Oct. 10. j
(XP) Miss Margaret Praigg.
18. of St. Petersburg. Fla was
inlUated into the Pi Beta Pht sor
ority at Indiana uniyeraMy x
day night, despite the fact that she
had died. The ceremony was held
at the home or ner grnaire
here, where the body was brought
The official badge of tne- sor
Htv w nlnned on the body, an
arrow fo red carnations was plac
ed on the casket, and the sorority
song was sung.
Cause oi Sanity
Test For Driver
Recorder's coart Judf W. McKay
SkUlman has asked a sanity con.
mlsslon report on th- prera en
Sd anions ''Jjrer,
decoraUhg second-hand m
with gaudy palat. of doubt-
ful senUmenl ana ww
The action fonQwedarralgn
menrhere of lon WJsemont
19, charged with apeedlnff In car
Jo ornamented as to cause th ar
resting officer to describe It as
"collegiate." -- . . - .
Judge SkUlman asked the drtr
er what prompted ch dwraUng.
Wlsemont after nesiiaun.
guessed it was -Just to be eraxy.
tj cvnimu mar-
mured, "Just to be craxy. S
sir. lust to be craxy.
Wlsemonth assured Mm.
A Reminiscent Biography
By WILL mWIS
(ExtrMt tram ih fc&ok pnblih4 by Th CtnTy Co.)
The Next War
mHE Enirlish labor leader who warns his party members
JL that Great Britain and the United States are drifting
into the-ame state of suspicion and rivalry that brought
about the World war and aligned Great Britain and Germany
against each other, undoubtedly is seeing much too much. He
thinks this year is comparable to! the year 1906. If this
chronology be correct war between the two. English speaking!
powers can be definitely scheduled in eight years, 1936. ..
There seems little to fear, in the way of a possible armed
struggle between England and America after a peace that
has lasted over a hundred years .
For nothing butthe most insulting and overt act of ag
gression could induce these countries to go to war, and if
either government were firuiltv of such act its people would
not allow it to continue in Dower. Such a war as the labor
leader sees is unthinkable .
But predictions of the kind may serve to cause a little
closer watch to be kept upon diplomats and their engage
ments and contacts, and every other influence in favor of
good will and friendly feeling fostered and encouraged.
' Wireless Tapping
Wire tapping has been going on more or less regularly
ever since there were ny wires to tap, but the feat is not
recognized as .good practice and is in fact decidedly unlawful
But tHDDinsr the wireless is easy for any amateur, with a
radio set, is sometimes very interesting and there is no law
in conflict with the practice. That is one of the worries of
the transatlantic wireless telephone companies. People do
not ordinarily pay the high rates to talk from New York to
Berlin to gossip about their neighbors or to inquire how the
baby is; very commonly the conversation relates to stocks
and bonds,' business and finance. An amateur drifting about
over his dial and tuning on such a conversion may hear
something of interest to himself and more especially inter
esting to the competitors of the conversationalists; he may
in fact for a consideration relate the conversation to the
competitors. That is what happened to a prominent New
York City bank, and now the telephone company is trying to
find a cure for the condition. ;
Working for Hoover
TN his Oklahoma speech, Al Smith read favorable com
X ments made about him by Hughes and Root These were
merely the pleasantries of a polite pair of men on amiable
occasions. But both Root and Hughes are out working for
Hoover; Mr. Hughes having come home from Europe for tha
very purpose. Root is a pronounced wet, but he says: "We
need the very best man available for presisdent, and among
all of them I think Herbert Hoover is BY FAR the most com
petnt. His clearness of thought, his proved deep human
sympathy, his qualities of complete devotion to whatever1
task he undertakes, his long executive training, 'his wide ex
perience in large affairs, his practical knowledge of national
administration, make his election seem to me an exceptional
opportunity for the good of the country. Let Al read tha
to his next audience. .
Indrinr from those "What
Thev Think" intenrlews the 'Toad i
hog" is not particularly popular
Just a day or two ago, a national authority spoke of the
tariff on wheat being increased under the elastic clauses of
the tariff act from 28 to-42 cents a bushel. The law fixed
the charge at SO cents a bushel, and the president made the
advance 40 per cent instead of 50 per cent, as was asked for.
It should have been raised the limit, to 45 cents a usheL 1 -membered by the muy for their
Nearly every speaker in this campaign, democrat or republi
can, has made errors when he has quoted tariff schedules and
figures. There is no good excuse for this. The law is very
plain in all things. -
S soon as Huldah Hoover was
laid beside her hasband in
the Friends cemetery of
West Branch, the HooTers and
Mlnthorns held a family council.
They would take xare of .their
own. For the present, .bowerer,
the children must be eeparated.
Uncle Davis, Tolunteed to bring
up Tad; May. still little more than
a babr. - would star with ber
Grandmother Mlnthom. And . his
Uncle Allan Hoorer. who : culti
vated a quarter-section a few
miles from West Branch, would
When Herbert Hoorer left the
little two-story house behind the
maples, he was bidding farewell
to bis Immediate famUy and en
tering the full state of orphan,
hood. He took It hard but with
his mouth shut and grief showing
only In his eyes. Hi Aunt MiUie
was an understanding woman and
Just. For a long time, his elderly
relatives say. she favored him to
external appearances at least-
over her own brood.
A Kindred Spirit ,
Herbert found la, his cousin
Walter a kindred spirit. Together
the boys walked two miles to dis
trict school; or, when winter
made the highways troublesome,
rode' double-mounted on one of
the farm horses. Together they
did the farm choree.
Still, they found time tor plen
ty of play searching the coverts
for quails -nests, climbing trees
for birds eggs, pursuing rabbits
making willow whistles, or just
hopping and whooping , aimlessly
over the rolling hills.
Rabbits were the big game of
their hunting. Once, of a Sunday
afternoon" when meeting. Sunday
school and- dinner were over.
Uncle Denelah permitted the .boys
to take a Sabbath walk, "Bat,"
he commanded. no hunting.
mind!" Soberly they started out.
followed by their, yellow dog.
Suddenly a rabbit started from an
Osage-oranga hedge another
and another. It was alive : with
Religion Fonrettew :
Forgetting their religion, the
boys pursued In every direction
hurling sticks and stones. Tha dog
caught and killed a rib bit. The
boys took the carcass away from
him before be had mutilated It
too much. - Apprehensively, they
carried ' It home and .explained
that they had not bunted the rab
bit: it just happened; and any
how, the dog did it. Without
cross-examination. Uncle Benajah
accepted their testimony. TKeep it
tor one of your barbecues bat
not no this day. And. probably the
corners of bis mouth were twltcht
inr. ;':'-m- -
ra twe episodes of this period.
ed a crosscut saw with many
teeth missing. It resembled the
blade- of the mowing . machine.
And a constructive Idea struck
him. They would make a mowing-
machine of their own.
, It seems miraculous, until you
consider what boys are doing to
day with arts of -deceased Ford
cars; but they produced a play
thing which not only traveled on
wheels, but did in an Intermit
tent and uncertain fashion move
the saw-blade across its bed. That
spring's calving had brought in
to the world a heifer of wnich the
boys made a special pet. She
should provide the motive power
They rigged her a harness out of
old rope-ends and disintegrating
straps, gave her a few lessons In
driving, and then tried ner out en
the machine. It lasted less than a
minute. When the clatter broke
out behind her she gave a fright
ened bleat and bolted, dragging
after her Bert at the end of the
lines, the. machine at the, end of
the traces. After cutting a swatti
across the vegetable garden, she
smashed It against the trunk of a
tree a total wreck.
The boys were constructing
new mowtng-maehtne when
passe clothes-wringer caught
their attention. It embodies the
principle of those sorgham telQs
by which the farmers ground mo
lasses out of cane. That was hint
enough. They managed to set
it upon a base, so to rig It wl(h
wheels and cams salvaged from
the mowing-machine that it wnutd
grind at the propulsion of a long
pole. To that pole, In Imitation Of
the horse which - motivated
'grown-up" sorghum mills. . they
hitched their calf. With one boy
pulUng her from before and an
other pushing or braking from
behind, she worked better. Ac
tually, they succeeded In grinding
out a few spoonfuls of somewhat
tinged aorghum molasses. sweetr
by far than any which Aunt
Millie served them at table.
(To be continued) t
One man's wife vigorously protested and fcecame vio
lently hysterical when her husband was nominated for pres
ident The incident occurred in Dallas, Tex., when the Ha-'
tionai jewelers association was selecting its officers. Nei
ther MrsT Smith nor Mrs. Hoover meted that way whentheir
husbands were xrornlnated Tor president.
If you think food is more important than a drink, vote
forHooverV - . -
comic quality, the ' biographer
traces the first impulse ; of . his
natural beat In Herbert Hoover
Uncle Allan : had - a new mowing
machine. Herbert and Walter were
fascinated with Its clean slice Into
the growing timothy, its rhythmic
music, and especially its Ingenious
mechanism for transforming the
rotation at its wheels Inte the
thrust e Itsp blade. About the
Typewriter Chatter, More or
Less Frivolous, of Men.
Women and Events
Money not only
mare go dui aiso
Oreron Pythian Knights had a
rood time at their convention
Governor Young says he can
not nardon Hickman. 1 Neither
can the rest of the world.
Mrs.' Fulkerson says the Mar
ion county teachers' Institute just
ended was a success. It the
teachers learned how to teach
better than before this paper
agrees with her.
A motor stage sleeping car is I
due here today. More evidence
of world progress.
If the designer of the motor-
sleeping car has devised a berth
In which a man can remove his
pants without spilling all his
small change out of the pockets,!
he has accomplished a miracle.
The garage mechanic who re-1
paired a flat tire and left his
pliers Inside the casing missed his j
calling. He ought to have been
A safe way to vote on Kovem-I
ber will be to vote "No" on all
the proposed measures on the
"Babe Ruth broke up the final
game of. the big series with three
home run. New York can ex-1
case him a lot for that. -
They are picking
in the Zena section.
And this is
Mexico nas lined tne nan on
kissing In public All aboard!
- After all. the real Issue seems
to be whether. Haover or Smith
best Is qualified for president of
the United States. .
The world wishes Commander
Bvrd good luck on his venture
some voyage. ' ;
Al Smith apparently wants the '
prohibition laws amended to suit
the bootleggers and moonsninera.
Bits for Breakfast
Comfort for both sides
In the pre-election predictions.
If you hav enough bias, to a
can figure out a landslide for
Hoover, with Al Smith" carrying
no electroal votes outside of those
of a tew southern states; or even a
goose egg licking tor the Tam
many contender -
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Or 'you . cast figure Al carrying
the seven "doubtful" ' eastern
states with, tot electoral votes.
the 1 southern states with 114
electoral votes and Wisconsin.
Minnesota. North Dakota aad
Montana with 34 electoral votes.
That would give Smith 4SV He
would still need IS to make up
the necessary 2tt The IS' could
be supplied by Missouri -m
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'There you are: the chances are
largely In favor oc uoover. u
By R. J. Hendricks
har otm thft trash-nil behind it
lay that baadoaed Jaak eaaamoaltosea an tne aouta ana au me
to any t loag-lahahited r tarmj-doubtfal- stafcea,. Smith wOi be
warned and broken wheels, nieces! the next president. If Hoover car-
of iHnaianTled saachiaery. rusty Jriea all the republican states aet
belts., ants and screws. - Soma- considered douotrat. ana oi
where In this saesw pert discover-. the doubtful states east or
or one southern state, he will be
the next president.
The Slogan columns of the Sun
day Statesman will review the
Industry for this district. If yon
have anything to offer rfor the
good of the irder.M please speak
up. It is Important. We have the
prune orchards. For the most part,
we will continue - to hare them.
Few of them, compared - to- - the
whole number, will be grubbed
up. Some of them will be grafted
over, and -perhaps ought to be.
What do you suggest? ; f
A stabilized prune industry In
the Salem district would be a very
great asset. And such a thing Is
possibtie. Is It probable? What
Idea have you about th!-T:,v
-v. - i jl vi;-
: About the Y free" employment
office. It -must have a new loca.
tlon. it It is to continue. It Tinds
Seoe to lu.eto job a year for
the Jewess- It furnishes many
w&b needed-help, wttbeat which
Industries here ia the city aad on
f the land would b crippled. What
k m aaoai, au-tnu?
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