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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 30, 1928)
Earl C. Brownlee
Sheidon F. Sackett
December 30, 1928
fTTO 0 pictures are orawn by the western editor of the Co-
JL gregaticnahst. Briefly, they are: First, thirty years
ago Anita, young and beautiful, had just become the bride of
WilUam. They lived in one of the show mansions on the
south side of Chicago. They became estranged and Anita
fled to Europe. Ai-ita divorced William and he gave her
Z5U,uuo-anci 500,000 worth. of jewels. For twenty years
Anita exceeded the speed limir in Europe. She attracted a
great many men who gave her hundreds of thousands of
dollars worth of jewels and furs. Such men as Kintr Ed
ward VII, Grand Duke Cyril cf Russia, Prince Paul Ester
hazy and many Americans of wealth followed in her train.
Twenty years of "doing" Europe exhausted her fortune
She met a prominent American at a dinner party and in
quired about her former husband. She confessed, "I am be
ginning to be lonely and realize now the worth of what I left
behind me. I have learned, I think, what it meant to Billy
when I left him so cruelly for a phantom. The American
then told her, "Billy killed himself-six years ago. He left a
message, saying 'Anita broke my heart and ruined my life,
but I have never stopped loving her. I shall die loving her'."
Anita then entered the mad whirl of gambling and all
that wont wit'' it Qlio lnt rwr ipwpl -furs lappa hmisp:
was "stricken with paralysis; became old and wrinkled before
her time. She returned to America; is alone and friendless
in Chicago: is now making her living scrubbing floors. "And
a voice said, 'Cry.' And one said, "What shall I cry?' All
flesh is grass and all the goodliness thereof is as a flower of
the field. The grass withereth. the flower fadeth.
The other picture. Mary Page Wright was a mission
ary. She was for many years in Turkey, serving at Harpoot,
Marsovan and other stations. She came home and served as
field worker and afterwards a secretary in the home office.
She is 81 now. She lives at the old folks' home at Iowa City.
She wrote to a friend recently: "Life seems to grow more
-and more interesting. I am writing this so that you may
cast aside the fear of growing old (if you ever had it)."
We speak of certain folk being the "life of the party."
Mary Page Wright is the life of the old iolks' home where
she lives. She has a rich humor; a fund of good stories. She
lest this creep out in her letter to her friend: "Good stories
do count everywhere, don't they? I do not speak from per
sonal experience, of course, though my Turkish passport did
describe me as tall, fair complexioned, with yellow eyes, and
very handsome (Sic)."
Since Miss Wright was a missionary; she probably is
not rich. But her life illustrates the abiding worth of the
things of the spirit. Her past brings her joy; she delights
in the present, and she can meet the shadowy future with
out fear. The ancient writer had her in mind when he put
on the scroll: "But the past of the righteous is the dawning
light that shmeth more and more to the perfect day.
Hoover's Wise Remark
rpHERE is in a contemporary a statement that it was a
A wise thing that Herbert Hoover told representatives of
the Republic of Salvador on his recent visit to La Union.
"Our international economic relations can have but one
real foundation." he said. "They can grow only out of the
prosperity of each of us. They cannot flourish in the pov
erty or degradation of any of us. Our economic progress is
mutual. It is not competitive."
That remark represents American industrialism at its
best. And, at its best that is, under wise leadership)
American industrialism can prove a tremendous force for
good in the world
And it is encouraging to have Mr. Hoover express him
self in that way. It is like the motto, "service above self,"
in the code of one of the international dinner clubs.
But at its best it is only an ideal. It is like the Sermon
on the Mount; like the golden rule; like hitching your wagon
to a star.
No one has yet followed the golden rule, or lived up to
the Sermon on the Mount, or put Service above self
But tvery one will admit that we would be nearer the
millennium if we all could, or did.
The great lobbies at Washington, for the vast range ot
foreign interests, will not believe America is living up to the
golden rule when they observe the work of lifting the protec
tive rates in the preparation of the new tariff law..
The golden rule is a mark or a measure. It is the per
fect mark and measure. But we can only .approach perfec
tion in this world. We will never reach it this side of the
fields of asphodel beyond the stars.
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It Won't Be Long Now
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Who's Who and Timely Views
Living Standards in City and
Country Declared Incomparable
By DR. C. J. OALPIX
Prlnolpal U. S. Agricultural Economist
(Charles Joslali Galpln was born at
Hamilton. N 1'.. M:m-ti is. lSti4. tn
is a jrraduate of f'oliratc uni iprsit v
and has studied at Harvard and Clark
universities and the University of Wis
consin, from to 1S9I he wa urn.
fessur of history at Kalamazoo col
lege. The following 10 years he was
principal of L'nion academy at Belle
ville. N. r.. and then Bant 1st universitv
rastor at the University of Wisconsin
for six years. He was professor of ag
ricultural economics there from 1S11
to 191 . Since June. 1919 he has been
the economist in charge of the divi
sion of farm population and rural life
in the United States Department of
Agriculture. He has studied rural
problems abroad where he has rpniv.'d
distinguished awards, and lias written
several books- on rural life. His home
is In Falls Church. Va.)
Even at Eugene
THE good woman argued with the gambler's wife that the
business of her husband was a low one, and she ought to
have him give it up.
"But." replied the gambler's wife, "my husband always
, Even up at Eugene, the town of "the old fight," there
are three cheers over the fact that the Corvallis football
bunch brought home the bacon, to the extent of $27,200 as
Its share of the football game in which the C. B. walloped
the everlasting daylights out of the crack eastern teams.
Listen to this from the Eugene Register:
"Besides achieving a notable victory in defeating the
outstanding football team of the east and besides bringing
home $27,200 for the athletic fund, the State College foot
ball team has given the college and the state of Oregon ad
vertising throughout the country which could not have been
obtained in any olher way, no matter at what price. So be
fore the anvil chorus concerning athletic extravagance starts
let the hammer wielders scan the facts."
THERE are now between 30,000 and 40,000 millionaires in
the country, according to a financial sharp, and he gives
as one of the reasons for the great increase the debasement
of our money. A million dollars, which used to be a pluto
cratic accumulation, is now a mere bagatelle. The gigantic
fortune of Henry Ford is not such a colossal pile as it would
have been if measured by the old standards. Notwithstand
ing that there are numerous fortunes of great size, even for
these days, wealth probably is more generally diffused than
it used to be.
But this theorizing is not going to curb the spirit of any
one climbing to the extent of ftis ability to the dizzy heights
of the millionaire club
Every one will stand the debasement.
And straightaway coming up
out of the water, he saw the
heavens opened, and the Spirit
like a dove descending upon him:
And there came a voice from
heaven, saying. Thou art my be
loved Son, in whom I am well
And immediately the spirit
driveth him into the wilderness.
St. Mark. i. 10-12.
TANDARDS of living in th
country and in the city will
never be the same and are
In all controversies over the
farm and city, it is well to get the
JL o understand
the issues in
residence communities for all city
workers would make city life and
labor not only tolerable, but in
large measure save it from its own
There is a distinction between
the population of cities and of
farms by a comparison of the cen
sus figures of 1920 showing divi
sions by age groups. Persons be
tween 20 and 5 4 years of age con
stitute 53.4 per cent of the popula
tion of cities, 46.1 per cent of vil
lages, and 40.9 per cent on farms.
The aged are in about the same
proportion in cities and villages
ana somewhat fewer on farms
Children up to -19 years of aee
socialization o f constitute 35.8 per cent of the pop-
the f a r m i n g ulation in cities. 41.4 percent in
communit y villages, ana on iarms 4S. per
would places cent-
It is plain from this count, that
the outstanding character of the
city population is the predomin
ance of the young adults from 2 5
to 34 years of age, and of the
strong middle-aged adults from 35
to 44 years of age. The child i3
relatively lacking in cities and his
place is occupied by young adults.
farm life in a
position of high
all persons who
love nature, out
door life, and
children. It a
If the cherry tariff rate goes up to six cents, we will get
maraschino factories on this coast some of them in Salem,
where they belong.
Tomorrow, goodbye old 1928 !
lOXDER how many business men are as efficient. In a sensible
Mp- Z'! Hart Ieniine, only woman member of th An.
riatea iTe8, owner and manager of the prosperous Warren Tri
buue, at Warren, Ohio. Mrs. Iteming learned years agohat it isn't
-work which takes np time so much as Interruptions. She therefore
tries to avoid interfering with anyone in her plant who may be bosj
If he has an order for the foreman of the composing room, only a
rod or two from her own office-, she does not call him from his Job
bmt rends a brief note which he may read daring a lull.
When she dictates this note she does not even interrupt her ste
ographer but tells it to a dictaphone. The stenographer can tran
scribe it when she last in the midst of something else. I imagine
that half of all business conferences might be eliminated if men would
nsrely jot down their Ideas on paper to be read when there is nothing!
more important to do. Incidentally, Mrs. Deming applies her expcri-i
pce as a rateful housekeeper to her newspaper plant, which is so
free from scraps of waste paper and other Utter commonly found in
newspaper offices that business managers of other papers hare actual
lr? traveled hundreds of miles to see 1C
History of goicm and fbe
Sfafe of Oregon
THERE is one historical event
each year that is important
in every spot on the globe. And
that is the coming of the new
The new year givies every man
and every woman a new start;
it erases the mistakes, removes
the handicaps of the old year,
and puts us all on an equal foot
ing again. Hail, 1929 ! May you
be a year in which many ambi
tions are realized!
A Sincere Wish
A New Year! May it be, for
all our friends, and all they
hold dear, a prosperous and a
happy year; a year to make
1929 a significant and affeo
tionately regarded date in the
memory, during the years to
CLOUGH- HUSTON C?
High Pressure Pete
Bits if or Breakfast
Sure it will
U - S
The Cherry city of the world
will be the cheery city -of the
If that six cent tariff duty is
slapped on. Then the maraschino
makers will hare to dance to the
fiddling of oar growers and our
Royal Ann people will be sitting
on the world, like a player with
a royal flush and high stakes up
with the sky limit. (Maybe the
simile is detrop. How about it,
you card sharps?) Any way, the
idea is all right, and it is time
our growers had a chance to call
If we get the new idea of the
astronomers, limitless space is
somewhat limited. But we still
have nough for comfortable el
The algae are a kind of moss.
But no moss will be found on the
backs of the voters of Salem if
they are given a chance to vote
on the question of city ownership
of the water works, under a plan
that will hold water.v Yes, with
out any algae in it.
Cherries are one of our franch
ise crops. It's the soil, sunshine
and showers. And the honey bees
and the know how. If the tariff
makers will do the handsome and
proper thing, our growers will
cash in on our franchise. It's their
turn. This is their .year. It was the
other year that was the one when
the maraschino hombres had the
New hello girl in the Salem
phone office, was told
by the veteran "thank you"
lassie on the next chair:
"That young fellow oyfer there Is
a wiry little chap," fdijcjtlng a
youthful person of the male gen-
The aged are indoors, quiet on
doorsteps In summer. Children
are a reduced quantity in the
streets, houses, yards and parks.
Adults fill the picture in the work
ing day time and in the rush hours
when work is over or changes:
and in the leisure evening in
streets, and in show houses.
The farm is not the place of ad
ults, but it 13 the place of children.
The place of aduUs on farms is
taken by childre-Cln cities the
place of children is-taTiqhy ad
ults. In 1920 there were on the
farms of the United States 4,000,
000 more children than in any
equivalent city population, an ex
cess large enough to make a small
nation like Switzerland, or Norway
By R. J. Hendricks
der at the back of the room. "He
doesn't look it. what does he do?"
from the new hello hand. "Con
nects telephones," gurgled the
other girl. That's a mild way the
fresh (men) girls are hazed over
Let's not quarrel over the ultl.
mate source of supply of the
Salem water system. Take over
the present system, then leave the
matter of the best and cheapest
supply to the engineers, and fu
ture votes of the people.
Salem Y employment office bad
65 men and 21 women applying
for work last week, and secured
Jobs for on!y IS of the men and
five of the women. Low tide.
Probably the lowest of the year.
It was of course a mean Salem
man who, asked if he was in
favor of women taking part in
public affairs', answered, "It's all
right If you really want the af
"m 'm V
A fresh frosh up at Willamette
gives as an example of wasted
energy; tellin-g a hair-raising
story to a bald-headed man.
Man up on Piety hill asked
what makes his daughter so talk
ative cynically wheezed: "I think
she and her mother were both
vaccinated with a phonograph
needle." The brute!
Teacher out at Engelwood
school 'asked her pupils to give a
sentence containing the word
fundamental. Ikey answered:
"My sister went out horseback
ridin' and when she comes home
to lunch she has to take her eats
New maid from down Hubbard
way answered the phone up in a
home on Fairmount. "What
number is this?" came over the
line. "You ought to know; you
called It," answered the new
Two drummers over at the
Marion hotel were sizing up the
Dec. SO, 1928
What is the capital of Venezu
Where was the U. S. secretary
of labor, James J. Davis, born?
How old must a person be be
fore he can attain a seat In the
house of representatives?
"So the last shall be first, and
the first last: for many be called,
but few chosen." Where is this
passage found in the Bible?
Today in the Past
In 1775. on this day, the Amer
icans, under Montgomery and Ar
nold, failed to capture Quebec.
Persons born on this day ar
apt to be close In money matters
They lave many friends and ar
sought after. They are thought
ful of others and thoroughly
A Daily Thought
"The Worst kind of shame u
being ashamed of frugality or
Answers to Foregoing Question
director of the bureau of investi
gation of the department of jus.
5. St. Matthew, xx. 16.
Town Talks from The State,
man Oar Fathers Read
Dec.' 80, 1003
A fierce chimney fire thread
ed to destroy the house owned l.y
Mrs. Peter Willard at 17th aul
Asylum streets, and would have
done bo but for the quick run of
the fire department.
W. W. Johns, proprietor of the
Harness shop at 96 State street, is
business of their firms. "My firm confined to his home with illness
has just engaged 10 men to do
nothing but pump water to damp
en stamps, our business is " so
large," said one. "That'3 nothing.
Our business is so huge that the
headbookkeeper has to go by car
from debit to credit in his cash
book," said the other drummer.
Is clam-digging fishing or agri
culture? Is a person who attneds
a talkie an auditor or a spectator?
New York World.
The new Edison theatre will op
en Monday afternoon.
One of the rural free delivery
carts collided with a truck in
front of the Marion hotel yester
day. The horse ran to the post of
fice. No one was hurt.
Registration of voters, as pro
vided by the 1S99 legislative act,
will begin in the county Monday
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Consult our Trust Officers on how to get it.
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