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- Eazl C. Brownles
"Sheldon F. Sackett
;. Publishers i
November 15, 1028
; : j. Coolidge s
fUHE Armistice day address
JL may draw'cftlcisms from Europe, contained some just
, reminders of the large part our country took in -the war to
preserve the standards of democracy sending 2,000,000 men
to the battlefields across the seas, where our forces turned
the tide of victory; where they were undefeated and with
- out the driving- power of which Armistice day might have
far different terms
. And having 2,000,000 more
000 besides in reserve. -
"Lest we forget," President Coolidge reminded the world
that the net world war costs of the United States, up to the
present time, have been about $3600,000,000; that to retire
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tne oaiance oi our puoiic aeot win require wui i,v,vwr
ftftft in intArpat that our veterans' bureau and allied expenses
are already running at over
Our solemn duty to the disabled and aepenaeni
' " And that with what has been naid out and what is al
t9lv onTirpnt "it f nrobable
well toward Sl00.0O0.000.000.
the country when we entered
And that we reaped no selfish benefit front the war, and
"no citizen of the United States needs to make any apology to
anybody anywhere for not having done our duty in defense
of -the cause of world liberty."
The president, in his conclusions reminded the nation
and the world that "the whole essence oi war is aesirucuuH,
it is the negation and the antithesis of human progress. No
good thing ever came out of war that could not better have
been secured by reason of conscience-7-
And that "every dictate of humanity constantly cries
aloud that we do not want any more war. . We ought to take
pverv precaution and make
ever great, to prevent it. Still, the first law of progress re
Squires the world to face facts, and it is equally plain that
reason and conscience are as yet by no means supreme in hu
man affairs. The inherited instinct of selfishness is very far
from being eliminated; the
"The eternal questions before the nation are how to pre
vent war and how to defend themselves if it comes. There
are those who see no answer except military, preparation. But
this remedy has never proved sufficient. We do not know of
any nation which has ever been able to provide arms enough
so as always to be at peace, t Fifteen years ago the mostthor-ono-Mv
onninned neonle of EuroDe were Germany and France.
We saw what happened. While Rome maintained a general
peace for many generations, it was not without a running con-
Ilict on the Doraers wnicn imauy enguueu cue vmyu-v.
there is a wide distinction betyjeen absolute prevention and
fromipnt recurrence, and neace is of Jittle value if it is con
stantly accompanied by the
tion of national rights."
It was worth while for President Coolidge at this time
"lest we forget," to remind the people of our country, and
thnsp of all the nations of the world, that our outlay on ac
count of the world conflict, in
were not in the least directly
er than that of any other nation. .
Words well spoken at the opportune time, by the man
best fitted and most fitting to speak them.
Armistice Day, An Appraisal
rpEN years is a long time for the world to retain its present
A confused thinking concerning the significance of Armis
tice day. Yesterday's events were conflicting in emphasis.
There was the confusion in the minds of many between ren
dering deserved honor to those who made the sacrifice de
manded of victims of the Great War and honoring the terri
ble war itself. v
Here and there were romantic youths thinking how won
derful it would be to so win the applause of their fellows.
Voices were raised to declare that preparations should be
speeded so that another war would find the United States
rondv to nlunire in to win fame and fflory. There were many
boasting voices heard concerning how the United States alone
was able to save the cause of democracy. But not all had for
gotten the world hunger for peace experienced in the fearful
hell of war. To such Armistice day was the opportunity to
plead for world peace.
So as yet we do not seem sure, whether the day is dedi
cated to the promotion of peace or war. In our country Me
morial day, which came out of the bitter experience of the.
Civil War, has widened with the years into a day df national
memories of all its service men and should include those of
.the last war rather than having a special day for them alone.
We have no right to set aside a day which glorifies war. If
the day is to become a national day of commemoration it
must widen its scope and become our day dedicated to inter
nationalism. This world will be free from war and the bur
de nof armaments- when its international relations are as
effectively cared for as are the interstate relations in a fed
eral union. '
The League of Nations and the World Court Were born
in the hour When the nations knew that another war would
destroy civilization but were rejected by the United States
in a strange spasm of fear and provincialism. It is no longer
a matter of theory but of fact that relations of nations have
grown so intimate that their essential inter-relations must
have common control and 'direction or there remains a con
stant danger of war, - - .
. Denials of this fact are no more convincing than the of
fer of the old woman to sweep back the in-coming tide with
her broom. Such treaties as the Kellogg Peace Pact are fine,
but largely meaningless in face of international crises unless
the international governmental machinery develops, and
keeps pace with the increased intimacy of present day rela
tions among the nations.
Our Strawberry Cult
SALEM is developing a number of cults; and this is one of
the most encouraging marks of her progress. We hive
the paper making and processing cult, the mint and celery
cults; the nut and hop cults; the flax and prune cultfj and
a number of others ; ,
Including our strawberry cult, in the growing and pro
. cessing of this berry; old as history, but brought to the
greatest near perfection here in the requisite qualities for
the canning and cold pack supplies for tne country s mar
Before' 1926 we were canning here about a third of the
nation's supply of strawberries in this form. That year we
went to four million pounds in production; jumped to twelve
million last year, and exceeded that volume the present
; year -
And we are sending about
bv the cold pack routes.
Who can say how far this
success of the new forms in cartons and cans of Bending our
frozen berries to the consumers for use in the winter and
K el 1 y gram s
KELLYORAM . , EDIT
GOUSINS seem to be much less In evidence than they once were.
r. I can remember when everybody not only had cousins, fca ad
dressed them as "Cousin." It was "Cousin Fred, do have more as
paragus," as "How are Cousin Jim's hives T" Today on seldom hears
a cousin referred to as such. Many thoughtful persons do not even
know who their cousins are. Nor do they care. Sometimes I won
der If the cousin business won't peter out entirely.' The chances ere
that this will be an improvement. Most people get sick and tired
r of having relatives thrust upon them and would like-.their 'coosinat
.fetter just as friends rather than as kinfolk. 1 -i - :
of President Coolidge, while it
men under arms and 6,000,-
$500,000)000 a year in meeting
that our final cost will run
or half the entire wealth of
the conflict" .
every honorable sacrifice, how
forces of evil are exceedingly
threatened or the actual viola
the beginnings of which wej
concerned, will be much great
half our berries to market
may go, with the complete
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Who's Who and Timely Views
By CHARLES M. SCHWAB
Chairman Betblehem Steel Corporation
I Charles AI. Schwab was born rr
18. 1862. at Williamsburg-. Pa. - He was
educated In a village school and St
FrmneU college, at Loretto, Pa., and
holds a number of degrees rrom other
universities. As a boy he drove a
stage from Loretto "to Cresson, Pi.
He entered the Carnegie -company as a
stake-driver, and then served In the
employ of Several steel concrna, be
coming president of the United States
Steel corporation In 1101. He la now
chairman of the board of directors of
the Bethlehem Steel corporation. His
home Is In New York City.
FEEL sometimes that i really
belong to an age-that is pass
ing. No longer is steel-making as
the public aa It
was half a een
tury ago, when
ft held its tas
' dnatlon for
those men who
were the real
pioneers of the
and with whom
I became asso
ciated, We are
doing so much
with the same
- facilities than
was ever possible before.
Society is today improving by
organisation and cooperation
among its members. The greatest
work that Is being done for the
It was in a Vermont town three
dars after the recent flood. ' The
Methodist minister and his family,
whoso homo had been in the path
of the waters, were assembled
around the breakfast table and
about to engage in iamuy wor
ship. The minister took up the
Bible, when! his little four-year-old
daughter exclaimed, "Papa; it's
my turn to read!" Given the Book,
she turned the pages as it to flud
the place, and then, after glanc
ing up to make sure she had the
attention, ot her hearers, with the
appearance ! of -reading words be
fore ner on the priated page, said,
Tain't going to rain no more.
A GREEDY SO Uli
"Tact." skid the lecturer, "is es
sential fb good entertaining. I
once dined at a house where the
hostess had no tact. Opposite me
sat a modest, quiet man,
"Suddenly he turned as red as
a lobster and fell into a fit of con
fusion on hearing the hostess say
to her husband:
" How Inattentive you are,
Charlie. You must look after Mr.
Blank better. He's helping hiin-the
self to everything.'
High pressure Pete
UttCM -PeTt-l OVtflHCftrTO WHAT
5KWK 5M SttftfTDAY, TRfff HE Wfl
JUT WOtmiNGi HtHt !fftOSE. HE
TO BC CttftR .WLLf-TM ONLY
He oooo eo 15 behind thv
The Star Boarder
lmprorement of Industry is in the
laboratory of -the research work
er. The most active of our mod
ern Industries are those which are
founded on recent scientific re
search. Industries, themselves,
organize research on a large scale.
The essential point os that in
the future pioneering will be done
by great groups of trained men,
utilizing - each other's scientific
knowledge, rather than so much
by the individual as has been the
case in the past, when so often
an invention was the result of a
lucky chance or a happy idea.
There can be no doubt that
whereas there has oeen extraor
dinary development la the produc
tion and distribution of goods.
By Lulu Hunt Peters MD.
flutfior oDierand HeollhWDfcr or Chi Id rcrsZ
4TLEASE advise through your
column just wnaf you would
do If you had contracted tabercu
losis and had no funds to place
yourself in a healthful climate or
to go to a sanitarium, but had to
stay on the Job and work, for your
subsistence and thereby neglect
doing, the things that, should be
done to bring about an arrest of
the disease. The jrr Iter would like
to go to a high and dry climate
where there Is lots of sunshine
and a chance to rest, out cannot
see a way to do so.
Tou must get In touch with
some anti-tuberculosis society and
they will certainly see that you
are taken care of. Bookkeeper. If
you do not know of any of these
societies in your state, write to the
National Tuberculosis Association.
370 Seventh avenue. New York
While it is undoubtedly better
for a tuberculosis patient to be in
a dry climate, many do recover
rrom tuberculosis in their own vi
cinities we might say In their
own back yards for part of the
treatment of tuberculosis is living
out of doors most of the time.
We have an article on t. b. you
may have by observing the column
Mrs. K. There certain tu
mor of the uterus known as fi
broid tumor which Is very common
arouna middle age very com
mon in the prostrate gland of men
around middle age. Unless these
tumors grow rapidly and cause
pressure .symptoms, or are near
lining so that they cause hem-
orrhage. or cause symptoms
I WfViT Vox) TO HELP Pit fTON
03 LLtCT StU- HELP UlTrf
ru. VoOR, -JWJvRV To
ini-1 I - 1 m i III Pf m AS aiflv v sow wmr l . II I
my ''-'1',.'v- ' :;Tricj-Gral; ;
conveniences and material j Ideas,
we have not yet made the same
progress in human engineering.
Here, again, it is doubtful If any
one Individual will be the future
pioneer In this great' field. The
laboratory studies of psychology,
researches into industrial j rela
tions being carried on at innum
erable points, the scientifically re
corded experiences of our great
Industries, are placing at the dis
posal of all of as . information
which constitutes a new basis up
on which we may move forward.
And the happiest feature of this
situation is the cooperation which
exists in .this country today be
tween the leaders of industry and
the leaders of labor. i
other ways, they are not consider-
ed dangerous. They almost, always
disappear after the menopause.
Treatments with radium or X
ray will bring on the menopause
and cause the tumors to shrink.
See your doctor about, yours, and
if you are sure he is a competent
physician, abide by his decision as
to what you should do.
Mrs. C. I don't know the sanl.
torla in your locality. But no sah
toria in yoar locality. But no
sanitarium will take your own
diagnosis as to what you need,
Mrs. C, whether it was In the line
or a fast or anything else. You
would : have to be -examined by
their physicians and abide by what
they believed to be the best treat
ment. ; :
A 30 or 40 day fast Is an ex
tremely long fast and In some
cases is very dangerous. I As far
as fasting for your nasal catarrh
Is cohcrened. It Is extremely
doubtful If it will help. The mu
cous membranes are markedly af
fected! by deficiencies In the diet
and certainly on a fast you would
have a; total deficiency. . '
Even though you are over
weight, I would not advise you to
go on j such a long fast. A semi
fast for two or three days only,
taking! nothing but fruit Juices or
skim milk, or a combination of
these, totaling not more than 600
to800 C. a day. Is very beneficial.
After this semi-fast, ! the j proper
course; Is to limit -your calories
and Increase your exercises If no
reasonj exists why you should not
exercise- so that you' wilt lose, at
the rate of about one and a bait to
two pounds a week. j
We have a pamphlet on over-
weight,; and an article
on , colds
C MOM. DOU-S
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NoTember 13, 192S
Who am I? What is my present
position? What post did I resign
to take it?
Where did Barbara Frltehie de
fy the "rebel host?"
Where Is Christopher Columbus
Who was the last queen
"Whoso dlgceth a pit shall fall
therein: and he that rolleth a
tone It will return unto him
Where is this passage found in the
1'M MAO AT CdVwfM-O
HI MOM "OOisfT OtVS US
Arty mors: coortes
Today in the Past
On this day, in 1927, Leon
Trotsky and Zlnovieff were ex
pelled from the Communist party
Persons born on this day are in
ventive and full of fun. They have
fine mental ability.
' A Daily Thought
"The whirligig of time brings In
his revenges." Shakespeare.
Answers to Foregoing Questions
1. Dr. Hubert Work: chairman
of the Republican national com
'.mittee: secretaryship of the in
2. Frederick, Md.
S. In Seville cathedral, Spain.
. 4. Lilluokalant.
5. Proverbs, xxvi. 17.
andveatarrh which you may have,
Mrs. M. Nightmares to the ex
tent that your daughter has them
may indicate some physical
trouble or possibly a mental wor.
ry. Have her go to- a reliable
physician for a thorough check
up and tell him about this condi
Editor's Note: Dr. Peters can
not diagnose, nor give personal
advice. Your questions, if of gen
eral Interest, will be answered la
the column. In turn. Request for
articles must be accompanied by a
fully self-addressed, stamped en
velope and a 2 cents In coin for
each article, to cover cost of print
ing and handling. For the pam
phlet on reducing and gaining. 10
cents in coin, with fully self-ad
dressed, stamped envelope, must
be enclosed. Address Dr. Peters,
in care of this paper.
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OXE MINUTE PULPIT
Incline not my heart to any evil
thing, to practice wicked works
with men that work iniquity; and
let me not eat of their dainties.
Let the righteous smle me; it
shall be a kindness: and let him
reprove me; it shall be an excel
lent oil, which shall not break my
head: for yet my prayer also shall
be in their calamities. Psalm
cxll. 4. 5.
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Bits for 'Breakfast
By R. J.
It as very fine ,
Salem's Armistice day parade
And the American Legion and
the other civic organisations and
the business concerns that helped
are deserving of a vote of thanks.
Oregonlan editorial paragraph
inquires If this Is any "week."
indeed. It is. Father and son
week, and incidentally mother and
daughter week, so we are au con
cerned. May be there are others,.
Every week is a "week," unless
some one has overlooked some
One authority says the crime
wave Is due to the fact ihat crim
inals can carry weapons with im
punity, A friend of the Bits man
thinks we 6hould have laws for
bidding the manufacture of any
weapons-with impunit; that that
would meet the situation,
Mr. Hoover will return from his
visit to the Latin-American' re
publics with facts that will be
worth to the American people in
Increase of trade annually ten
thousand times the extra cost to
the government of "his accommo
dations da the flagship Maryland
of the Pacific battle fleet. United
States navy, to say nothing of the
good feeling between neighbors
that will be fostered. The extra
cost will be Insignificant, because
the expenses of the Maryland
would be maintained, in whatever;
waters it floated. The cost of the
services to the American people
on this trip will be nothing. Can
you think of the services of any
other person in the world that in
such a voyage would likely be
wortb a tithe or a fraction aa
As to precedent, who expects to
have Mr. Hoover follow prece
dents? When he took over tne
office of secretary of commerce.
he did not follow precedents. He
made that department one ot the
most useful of all in building up
trade both at home and abroad
to the extent of many hundreds
of millions of dollars a year,
counting savings and ' volume
This was done with what was be
fore one of the most Insignificant
of the cabinet posts.
Mr. Hoover Is different. He will
not follow precedents in the white
house. He will map out new
courses in his own way in work
lng to fulfill his promises and to
justify the confidence of the
American people that he would
strive to do that very thing
There are hints that there are
things in the back of Mr, Hoover's
mind that will surprise the reac
tionaries among our people. If
that thing shall happen, it mar
be confidently predicted that Mr.
Hoover will work along lines thai:
he has thought out In mature
form, . with conclusions that he
will be able-to back up In sincere!
hope of accomplishing better
ments for the great mass ot the
people; working towards "equal
ity ot opportunity" and the aboli
tion of poverty.
The greatest fields for expan
sion of American trade are the
undeveloped ones. In their ex-
SWEET day, so cool, so calm,
- so bright!
The bridal of the earth and sky
The dew shall weep thy fall to
night; For thou must die.
Sweet rose, whose hue angry and
- brave '
Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye.
Thy root is ever in its grave,
And thou must die.
Sweet spring, full of sweet days
A box where sweets compacted
My music .shows ye have your
And all must die.
Only a sweet and virtuous soul.
Like - seasoned timber, never
But though the whole world turn
Then chiefly lives.
-Georoe llerhert (IS93-M33)
t'f- OtTTiMCx j4o Pi
panslon, the United State? ,
work with the least lnj -
cvupfuuua wiiu iu emu;.. a..
.. .fit. .l.L
nations In their marketing
lems. and with the expectation
the greatest net profits to our
nationals engaged In industry
the land and In our citi.s
The average American '
$40.48 on October 31, which do. .,
not sound like prosperity. Hut
had a car in his garage, a a : '
and a radio inehis living ro v,.
plenty of books on his library u.
ble, good clothes on his back an i
his children in school wt'j, j,
does. In these days you run r
Judge a man by the money he has
in his pocket. Most Amerun
seem to prefer what money buv
food deal more than the mere pos
session ox a lewxoia, nard, round
By GROVE PATTERSON
THROUGH THE SKY
Many fascinating changes a: 4
ahead. One of them is teaching
by radio. Broadcasting of lessons
to school children has one weak
ness. Knowledge cannot be pump
ed into anyone. Education cannot
be acquired like taking on ten gal
Ions of gasoline at a filling sta
tion. The best education system
is the one which gives preparation
for life by contact with life.
European visitors to this coun
try comment on the number of
automobile accidents. At home,
they say, conditions are different.
There the careless motorist who
causes death In an automobile ac
cident can himself be put to death -Thja
guilty motorist also is force. 1
to pay all of the expenses of the
Injured growing out of the acci
dent; including funeral and burial
services. The careless motorists
who cause accidents seldom can
avoid prison sentences there.
TAmerlca has too many traffic
crashes. We would do well to
consider the way of our European
The English scientists who wor
ry over what Is going to happen
o the moon a million years from
low are silly. They are on a par
with the American professors who
nend many hours daily playing
Much more sensible Is the sci
entific conference on coal to be
held in Pittsburgh. November 19.
The list of ways In which coal ran
oe utilised to make man haey
continues to grow.
Italy, without capital punish
ment for forty years, decides It Is
necessary and condemns the s'ay
9r of two humble fascist! to death
That contrasts with the life sen
tence given this killer of King
Humbert, and the pardon granted
by King Victor Emmanuel to the
man who attempted to assassinate
him. Pampering of gunmen Is
SOMETHING TO DO
One of the really big problems
facing the world today arises from
the Increasing number of mental
degenerates. England and Wales
are estimated to have 20.000 uu
confined lunatics and near-Iuna-tlcs.
Marriage between mentally
deficient persons Is making th
problem worse. The problem
challenges the attention of think
ing people. '
Town Talks from The State.
Oar Fathers Read
. STov. 19, 1903
Pacific university and Willam
ette university played a scoreless
football game on the field here
The district convention of the
Ladies of the Degree of Honor. A.
O. U. W., will close here this af
ternoon. Mrs. Susie Parmenter of
this city Is the district president
and Mrs. Minnie Utter the secre
Firemen were called to extin
guish a blaae at the Dr. L. W.
Brown residence. 107 West Sixth,
occupied by Professor and Mrs. It.
The Rev. Davis Errett, new pas
tor of the Christian church here,
was. a Portland visitor.
V4 iT frOSt.