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EARL C. Brownleb
Sheldon A Sackett
Jt is trcll or a man to respect his own vocation what
ever it it, and to think himself bound to uphold it, and to
claim for it the respect it deserves. Dickens.
Fuss and Feathers
THE Quaker tastes of Herbert Hoover are simple. He is
not given to fuss and feathers. Besides, he has had the
engineer's training for directness; for short cuts; for get
ting the thing done. . .
But he bought himself what the loggers in Coos county
used to call a -stovepipe" hat. on a brief , shopping tour m
San Frthcisco just before he departed on his ""P
This is for formal meetings with the highhats of the Latin
American republics, who are nothing unless formal. Also
he carries on the Maryland a diplomat; that no red tape ob
servance may be overlooked. Also, he carries a doctor, to
see that he does not eat shell fish out of season. Of course,
the secret service men are with him. That s the rule and
the law. They are there in the interest of safety first, last
and all the time. The cranks must be kept at a distance.
When President Ayora of Ecuador met (Mr. Hoover ne
gave him the "abrazo," and Mr. Hoover gave Mr. Ayora the
same.; That is the Latin American greeting of everlasting
Prpsirlent Roosevelt might
have called it the "bunny hug." It is like eating at the table
of a Turk, which binds him in rne protection ui juw
AH missionaries in that country know this well. It is like
mingling the salt with a guest at a Hindu meal. The thing
might be extended, in the strange customs of many peoples.
Mr. Hoover is an apt pupil. He has to do as the Romans
do, Quaker or no Quaker. He wants a simple inauguration.
He has ordered it. But official Washington goes ahead with
preparations for an event comparable to the ceremonies of
installing a mikado pn his throne.
Call up the shades of William Penn !
Into the Sunset
-w-' TTTrcrTvm ai. iVta Viilla nnH vnllpva nf life, as it lum-
a l- JTTi 4.1 J trnol loao nrairuu: t hp schooner OI
m -a ueicu in me uoj a via uohiw. - -
Ezra Meeker has crossed the last hill and has disappeared
a . A
into the sunset. .... i-
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Hll.lH aTICCIVCI llcu a lung 1- z ' 1
tt 4 1 u-n.tnrn wilrlprnpijQ a mere bov.
rie came iiilu me uuiiunwi." u ...v -
and he was within a few years of rounding out a century of
. - .... . 1 1 j 4. , .-. rmnlnufa tno
life. A lile ne aevotea to an earnest cnun m t4."
memories and the works of the pioneers.
Yet throughout it all, Meeker was the first to accept the
r.w and the progressive thing. Not for him to rest on the
laurels of a brilliant conquest in which he shared. Not for
him to lament the passing of the old and decry the new, but
to cherish the memory of the one and to erect upon the solid
foundation of the past the new structure of northwestern
civilization. . , A
Ezra Meeker's life may offer a fine example to others
" who are tempted to believe that all the good works have be
done all the rich lives have been lived. Meeker lived through
the day of the prairie schooner to the era of the airplane and
"he made himself equally responsive to both.
Our Rights and Their Rights
DOWN in San Jose, California, the motorists have lined up
against the pedestrians and the walkers are organizing
against the riders
A war cloud is gathering in the sky, and there are
blotches of blood on the moon.
tendinor that life would be much
easier for them if the streets were not cluttered up with!
women who dart out from unexpected points, ana joy men
who do not look and walk right out into the thoroughfares
as if they had a right there, and by jaywalkers of both sexes
and tots running wild. j
On the other hand the walkers say they would have a
much better chance to get through this life whole if all
"these crazy speed fiends" were shut up in jail.
A league for the education of pedestrians is proposed by
the drivers, and another league for their own protection is
broached by the walkers .
And there is no prospect of peace. Here is one field in
which the peace makers can do little or nothing. The war
will go on as long as motor cars are built.
The only possible prospect is that the war jwvill be car
motor travel becomes too slow for the
' speeders. Then the walkers and the jaywalkers of some fu
fn.Q nonoratinn mv hvp thf exclusive use of the streets
and highways ; with only an occasional necessity of dodging
gome one who has talien out 01 a ouzz wagon aioit in tne
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The Hypertipic Heckler
TTE was bound to come the radio heckler; the man who
XI designs to steal "the air" for his own purpose, or to ruin
it for some one else who is paying the radio corporation a
hicrh Drice for a few minutes
And the other day, when Senator Borah was making a
speech a man walked right up, and on the pretense, of ask-
ing the Idaho toga wearer a question graDDea tne micropnone
for himself and made several succinct remancs Deiore attena
ants managed to get it away from him.
The buttmsky of the air has arrived.
When a man has something he thinks is worth saying he
wants a larger audience than his wife.
A HIGH authority proclaims that of course the democratic
party must reorganize ; that if it goes into another elec-
tion with the slightest suspicion of wet control, it will be
"doomed not only to defeat, but worse'
That Mr. Raskob, temporarily democrat, and his asso
ciates had their day. And such a day! Thq least they can
do is to return the party to the control of its three-fourths
That it is a case of dry or die.
The votes of 100,000 democrats in Texas who attempted
to vote for Hoover were thrown out. They have a straight
party ticket there, as some people want in Oregon. .The
, democrats were not used to scratching. It was a new thing
to them. Hence the wrong marking of 100,000 of them; and
: of course the democratic election boards threw them out. But
; Hoover had 23,000 majority, after losing the votes of 100,-
i 000 who were for him and did not know how to scratch ac-
; cording to Hoyle. If Texas keeps on, it will get at the head
! of the roc!-ribbed republican column, above Maine.
J Congressman Hawley" is Johnny on the spot. The hear
' ings on the new tariff bill will proceed, and there will be an
. extra session and farm relief in time for next harvest, and
F not after most farmers die of old age and get beyond the
: . need of it. , .
1 Also Pity The Poor Male Man! I Bits f OF Breakfast Th Grab'
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Mrs tor YmML VaT Tni llfosti5
That of President Cwlidge. It
shows the general state of the
country to be in fine shfrpe and
governmental affairs in ,as good
condition as was claimed, even in
In the domain of farm relief,
thei president suggests several
things, and points to a number of
measures already enacted
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And he says "a revolving loan
fund should be provided for the
necessary financing until these
agencies (farmer owned and con
trolled cooperative concerns)
fin,on. tu,in tl,,.J have said more than 40 years
generally usefully and profitably
spent, for the good of Chose pres
ent and the rest of the commun
ity. Ask any Rotarian. Klwan
ian. Lion, or other service club.
S , A
Here is one for a much abused
class: "His last words, as he
speeded for the crossing, were ad
dressed to the rear seat, 'Shut up!
I know what I'm doing.' "
The doctor says sunshine Is
more invigorating than alcohol.
That leaves the night to moonshine.
regularly constituted credit insti
tutions." Financing for what? For ' or
derly marketing and in handling
surpluses due to weather and sea
How is the revolving loan fund
to revolve? Who will put up the
money to pay back the "provided"
government money? How shall
the money be contributed?
There is only one way, and
that is by an equalization fee as
sessed upon those who receive the
benefits, unless the government
itself is to provide the money
without getting it back.
President Coolidge says his
suggested bill "should carry
authority for raising the money.
by loans or otherwise, necessary
to meet the expense."
But no one in his right mind
would loan the farmer owned and
controlled concerns any monev
without a. provision for paying it
back. Tne "otherwise" can mean
nothing else but the equalization
fee, if it means anything at all.
ago: "When lexas goes Kepuon
oiin hell will go Methodist.' We
haven't seen the 1928 returns
from down there, but we doubt if
Robert was right in his prognosti
Whcs Who and Timely Views
Air Mail Iosses Declared Not
By W. IBVINO GLOVER
Second Assistant Postmaster General
(Warren Irving Olover was Voiu at
Brooklyn, X. Y Oct. 2, 1879. He was
ln rated in' the pnbiic schools of tbat
city and aa a youth entered the employ
f a commission merchant in e lorK.
lie continued as t'.i -itrihutor in the wool
en trade until 190b wtien lie organizes
a real estate concern. MoTing to New
feraey. he was elected a member of the
assembly of that state, serving from
1906 to 1921. beine speaker in 1920. He
was appointed third assistant postmaster
general in 1921 and has been second as
sistant since 1925. His home ia in
Knlewood. 3. JJ-
HAZARD from fire to wnicn
air mail is subjected is no
greaicrr man iuau ancu-
dant upon transportation of mail
by railroad and steamship.
A number of letters have been
received at the postoffice depart
ment urging that steps be taken
to provide . fire safeguards for
mail containing checks, securi
ties, or other valuables, and ex
pressing the rear tuat unless
something is done promptly that
insurance rates on air mail will
soar to such heights as to make
the service too costly for the car
rying of valuable mail.
The fear, as well as the appar
ent propaganda on the subject,
can be ascribed to the 'unusual
amount of publicity received
when Pilot Hopson crashed in
Pennsylvania, on October 17, and
his plane was destroyed by fire.
It so happened that he was car
rying a large shipment of dia
monds, and considerable pub
licity attended the difficulty of
recovering these gems from early
Town Talks from The State,
nun Our Fathers Read
Dec. 3. 1903
J. K. Berry, the bicycle man.
left for Aberdeen, where lie will
go into business.
The Woodmen of the World
have inaugurated a campaign to
Increase the membership in the
visitors at the scene of the wreck.
The recent sinking of the Ves
tris, in which 1,097 sacks of
mall were lost, can be cited as an
amount far larger, than the total
of all mail destroyed by fire dur
ing the ten years of operation of
the air mail service.
I might point out that in one
fire just outside of New York
less than a year ago. a mail car
was destroyed in which was being
carried a far greater amount of
mail than has been lost in a sim
ilar manner during the entire op
eration of the air mail. There
are a number of like incidents.
In response to the "suggestion;
for providing fireproof compart-1
ments for valuable mail, I have
replied that several years ago tho
department conducted an exhaus
tive research into the subject and
that the conclusion was devel
oped that no asbestos or chemical
ly treated substance was avail
able which would withstand the
terrific heat of a gasoline and oil
fire sufficiently to protect the con
tents from destruction.
OFT in the after days, when
thou and I
Have fallen from the scope of
When, both together, under the
We sleep beneath the daisies
and the dew,
Men will recall thy gracious pres
Conning the pictured sweetness
of thy- face ;
Will pore o'er paintings by the
And vaunt thy skill and tell thy
- deeds of grace.
Oh, may they, theft, who crown
thee with true bays,
Saying, "What love unto her
son she bore!"
Make this addition to thy perfect
Line, Is Arrested H
December 5, 192$
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Who am I? Whose secretary
ml? Who will be the next pcr-
Frank Ritchie, 1720 South Win-; son to fill my post?
street. local delivery
What is the section of New
York where popular songs are
car driver was fined $5 in
municipal court Tuesday on
a charge of cutting in on a fun- i published called?
eral procession. Trafic officers
report violation of the ordinance
which seeks to encourage respect
for funeral corteges is more or
less common, and they have de
cided to convoy these processioos
more regularly in the future and
arrest all violators.
CHAMPS HAVE SO.V
STAYTON, Ore.. Dec. 4. (Spe
cial) Mr. and Mrs. R. ChaTnp
are the parents of a ten and one
half , pound son. This is their
What was the nickname
General Henry Lee during
Did former Kaiser Wilbelm
abdicate before or after the arm
istice was signed?
"Vanity of vanities, salth the
preacher; all is vanity." Where
is this passage found in the
"Long, long ago 'lunch" was
something in a box or basket to
?at and not an excuse to kill two
hours." says an exchange
Mr. and Mrs. George
amd daughter. Miss Helen Aniund-
son of Portland and Miss Beatrice
Amundson of Stayton visited their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. X. Am
undson over Thanksgiving.
Miss Doris Hogg of Salem vis
ited her parents here over the
Quite a number of people from
this vicinity attended the W. P.
Hicks sale on the Abiqua Tues
Ray Telfer visited friewds at
HKXKFIT PARTY rtlVKX
STAYTON. Ore., Dec. 4 (Spe
cial) The Woman's Community
club gave a benefit bridge party
at the clubhouse this afternoon.
In Sa-iT,he affair was in charge of Mrs.
cuara j . Ben. Mrs. c. H. Brew-
Krause er and Mrs- c- p- Libert.
MISS HI XTLKV ILL
STAYTON. Ore.. Dec. 4 (Spe
cial) Miss Estella Huntley, who
owns and operates Stayton's only
beauty shop, has been confined
to her home for several davs by
tTC ALL ftlitT, r-OPl-t WON'T
OCT DlfiTY t'r-V WALKIN1
The Willamette girls basket
ball team defeated McMinnville
college 2 to 11 at the Willamette
gymnasium last night.
E bsulBem mem owe much to hobbles of oar employea, said
a nuuivfactsirer wbe has several hundred on his payroll. "It
Is possible te get a ugher grade, of service rrom a asaa tr ne has a
hobby than If his only iatcrest Is his job. What I meaa is this: Sap
pose a r"a Is a failure as a salesmsa or at some other high-salaried
liae of work and is compelled to take a routine Job, sach as accouat
aat, minor executive work or evea a clerkship. He is too totelUgeat
to be pleased with his Job, bat nevertheless does it well and sticks
at it year alter year. Sow. this woaldnt be possible for him. if he
dldnt eteatniea and satisfaction ot of something else than
JUs job. His interest In raising dogs or cWCliens or pntterlag at
mairsr aracairi am m mmwvra p.w J "
E. W. Fuller, well-known Dal
las liveryman. Is in the city on
E. T. Barnes has purchased
from a New York firm a minute
piece of the new metal, radium. It
is quite probable this is .the only
piece of the metal in Oregon.
High Pressure Pete
'Nor ever yet was mother
, worshiped more!"
So shall I live with Thee, and thy
.Shall link my love unto thine
Julian Fane (i27-ltio
SCOTTS MILLS, Ore.. Dec. 4
(Special) Thanksgiving day
and the holiday week-end were the
occasions for a number of special
dinners and social events here.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Elmer and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Moser,
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hicks and
Mike Landwing had Thanksgiving
dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wellman and
family of Mt. Angel visited Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Wellman at
Mrs. Bert Scott returned home
from Portland Friday, where she
had been visiting her parents, Mr
ind Mrs. S. D. Adkins, who have
Mr. and Mrs. Lem Talbot and
daughter and Mrs. Talbot's moth
er of Sllverton were dinner guests
at the W. A. Saueressig home on
Mr. and Mrs. John Saueressig
visited Mr. and Mrs. George Gro
vhong on Thanksgiving day.
Mrs. Lena Bellinger is visiting
relatives in Portland before leav
ing for Los Angeles, where she ex
pects to spend the winter.
Mrs. E. R. Lawrence left the
first of the week for Oak 'Grove
where she will visit her daughter.
Mrs. John Kellis of Salem had
Thanksgiving dinner with her son,
Levi Kellis, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben De Jardin
visited relatives in Mt. Angel
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schmaltz and
family spent Thanksgiving day at
St. Helens with Mrs. Schmaltz's
daughter, Mrs. Denny Woodford.
Mr. and Mrs. Woddford accompan
ied them home for a visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Smith vis
ited relatives in Mt. Angel Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Korb and
daughter Leona spent Thanksgiv
ing with friends In Salem.
Mrs. Thressie Davidson of Oak
Grove visited her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Lawrence, Thanksgiv
Mrs. Ed Green and small daugh
ter were in Portland visiting over
the Thanksgiving holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. J. o. Dixon and
family and H. S-. Dixon visited
their parents at Battle Ground.
Wash., Thanksgiving day.
Mrs. Monroe Groshong Is vis
iting her brother and family at
STAYTON. Ore., Dec. 4. (Spe
cial) Saturday evening about 20
Stayton friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Miller motored to their
home near Turner, where they
thoroughly surprised them.
Bridge was enjoyed and at a late
hour a splendid luncheon was
J. R. GARDNER ILL
STAYTON, Ore.. Dec. 4 (Spe.
cial) J. R. Gardner has been
confined to his bed for several
days by illness and his condition
is reported as quite serious. Mr.
Gardner has had one or two at
tacks of heart trouble previous to
his present illness.
ON fcTltTS j
STAYTON, Ore.. Dec. 4 (Spe
cial) Mr. and Mrs. Courtney are
new residents of Stayton, having
come here from Casper, Wyo..
where Mr. Courtney was employed
by the Mountain States Power
company. He will be salesman
for the same company here. The
Courtneys will occupy the Mielke
house recently vacated by J. I.
i) feS SON
Today ia the Past
Martin Van Buren, eighth
president of the United States,
was born on this day, in 1782.
Persons born on this day are
slow to make friends and cautious
in all they do. They are general
ly very obliging, but sometimes
exacting in their demands.
A Daily Thought
"He who sings frightens away
his ills." Cervantes.
Answers to Foregoing Question
1. Everett Sanders; Calvin
Coolidge's; George Akerson. sec
retary to President-elect Hoover.
2. Tin Pan Alley.
"Light Horse Harry."
Ecclesiastes, xli, S.
STAYTON, Ore., Dec. 4 Spe
ial) Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hum
phrey of McMinnville have been
guests for the past several, days
at the Ilarry Humphrey home
Members of the La Grande
council of parents and teachers
have received an award for hav
ing' the largest membership in
j proportion to the school enroll
ment of any council in the state.
About 40 head of horses raised
in the neighborhood of North
Powder were recently sold to the
I'nlted States government for ar
tillery and cavalry work at prices
satisfactory to the owners.
OK,CAD ib says here, thab an aefcor on
-thisbac talrCcd for Bvchourawthoub5boppn$f
Anticipating a business of $1.
000,000 during the coming year a
new unit to cost $40,000 is being
added to the $100,000 commercial
creamery at Baker, the contract
having been awarded to Ernest
Thieves in Clatsop county are
said to be making a regular prac
tice of butchering young stock in
pastures and selling the meat in
M. Fickle. 70. one of the best
known of Roseburg's residents,
died last week. He served as
manager of the Postal Telegraph
company office at Roseburg for
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