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Mrs. Sterling Smith entertained
Saturday with a one o'clock lunch
eon honoring Miss Dorothea Steus
loff who Is to leave this Sunday
with her father for a tour of Cen
tral America. ( . i
.:: The luncheon . table was - eeir-
f which were tall yellow taper.
TtaffodiU afid vellow tanors' were
arranged effectively about" the
guest rooms. Following luncheon
bridge was' in play during the att- i
ernoon. High score was won by
Miss Mild ren Creut, and the guest
prise went to the honor guest,
Miss Dorothea Steusloff. ."-'
Out-of-town guests for the
luncheon were Miss Mildred and
Miss Nell Crout of Portland, and
In the afternoon Mrs. Wallacr.
Kadderly and Mus Rachel Chain-!
bers of - Portland came - In - for
cards. City guests were the lien
or guest. Miss Dorothea Steuslorf.
Mrs. Leland Smith.Mrs. Douglas
McKay, Mrs. Robert Shinn. Misa
Mamie Victor, and Mrs: G. P.
A number of other affairs are
be'ng planned for Miss Steusloff
before she leaves.
Caft-Do Class Honors
. Mr. and Mrs. Will
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' Mr. and Mrs. Clark Will were
honored at a party given In the
W. J. Llnfoot home Wednesday
Wvenfhg by the members of the
Can-Do elas. of the LBlie Meth
'odist church, " More ' .than' 75
friends gathered , to honor the
young people who were but re
The evening was made quite
Jolly with a mock wedding cere
mony at which Mrs. Mason Bish
op sang "I Lore , You Truly" and
Mrs. Iran Corner played the
wedding march. The bride came
in on the arm of her uncle, L. C.
McShane; she was attended by
Miss Bessie Tucker. The groom
was attended by Wilford Vlnfcot
A. C Bornstead performed the
After an interesting program of
accordion and harmonica nuni
bers by Robert Brown, readlnjs
by Mrs. Clyde French, clarinet
,01 by Clark Will, readings
by Ormal Trick, and a skit by
sit couples, a wagon-load of
presents was. drawn up to the
front door by a Shetland pony
driven by little Henry Ross Lin
foot Following the opening of
the "presents a buffet lunch was
served from a serving table cen
tered with an elaborate wedding
cake which was cut by the rbide.
Bridge Tea Benefit
For Legion Auxiliary
Mrs. Paul Burria has been
made chairman of the committee
appointed by the American Le
gion Auxiliary for miking prep
arations for a bridge tea benefit
which will be given at the Elk's
club April 3.
The benefit is to go to hos
pital rehabilitation and child
welfare fwd of the auxiliary.
Early reservations may bemade
with Mrs. Burrls.
U S. Grant Grcle
Flans Special rarry
The U. S. Grant circle, Ladies
of the Grand Ar&y of the Repub
lic are to meet with Mrs. K. J.
Willard; 1S6 North 4th street,
Thursday afternoon. A potlucts
lunch will be served.
All members of this circle are
urged to be present because the
meeting is planned as a surprise
on Mrs. Mary Kox. mother of Mrs.
Knight Memorial .
Social Circle to Meet
' Th? women oLthe Social Circle
of the Knight Memorial church
will meet for. an all-day. meeting
in the church annex todaySewing
will b the main project of the
The baaaar committee will have
eharce t the sewing. Each guest,
le to b?tng .Tier own luncn- iw
, community Junch at noon. v ") ;
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OLD" TIME Dane 5
Old-Time Dance ;
Planned by Pythians
I The Knights of Pythias and the
Pythian Sisters are planning an
out-of-tbe-ordinary evening for
themselves and their friends far
the evening of March 19, at the
At this time they will entertain
. irlta an old-time dance, and all
the fun that accompanies a return
to the old style.
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-The Salvation -Army shamrock
mm whirh wa hld SaturdaT
a success accordlns to reports
from the Salvation Army ueca
quartert. Eighty dollara.was
cleartdTwhich showed an Increase
over jast year by .$.- . A . real
"Thank you. Salem" was ex
pressed over this return. Perhaps
Salem should thank them for car
rying on the good work which
they do. ;- ' i';; .
The Dorcas club of Bethel mel
wk Ur Jnk Snnnter. Mrs.
rnMru anil Miss Stevens were
Tisitors with the club which spent
pleasant social afternoon, and
n joyed refreshments at ? late
hour. .Mrs. Jiarry Bolfar' will ;.be
IV. - .l.k . In, . Ih inril
. i- .ni lir . Tj C. white have
had as. their recent . house ; guests
; their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
..h ifr v. If. Reckman of Med-
ferd. The Decknuns were In Sa
lem for the .basketball toarta
naent. - - - - -
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A new picture, especially posed by John Coeiidge, sob of the for
mer president, and his fiancee, ML Florence TrumbjtlL
Surprise For Lodge
A number cf the Sons of Union
Veterans and members of their
auxiliary surprised Mr. and Mrj.
G. R. Stover at the Stover home,
355 Bellevue St., Friday evening.
This par-.y cams as an expression
cf appreciation for the tireless ef
forts cf Mr. Stover, commander of
the Sons, in his work in and for
the interests of the organizaUon,
and as a bonse-warmlng for the
remodeling of tho Stover home.
After a happy social evening re
freshments were served at a late
Guests for the evening were Mr.
and Mrs. G. R. Stover, Ira Stover,
Ruth Stover, Irene. Stover, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Fsssenden, Mr.
and Mrs. James Remington, Mr.
and Mr.-. E. L. Buchannon. M".
and Mrs. John Robins. Mrs. Hatt'e
Cameron, Mrs. Lanra Clutter, Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Prescott.
Woman's Union Sevs
For Health Clinic
Members of the Woman's Union
of the First Congregational
church will meet in the church
parlors Wednesday for an all-day
meeting. A covered d'sh lunch will
be rerved at 1 2 o'clock. "
The day wilj be spent In sewing
for the Marion county health dem
onstration clinic. Members are
urged to be present.
By Lulu Hunt Peters MIX
of Drcrand Health mdQkt or Chi
MY father has a small sore on
his right ear. at the tip of
the top side. It started about
a year ago and hasn't gone oft yet.
Sometimes it is sore and some
times he doesn't notice it. He
won t go to a
doctor and I
have done ev
ery thing I
could. II puts
tome . mereujro
chrome oa It
tape. Cold It
be a cancer or
turn into ae? I
about it,-but be
3 - q b, "MISS IL"
r regret to tell yon. Miss H.,
that n sore of that duration, espe
cially around the head of an el
derly person, is most likely a can
cer already Your, father should
go' to a skin specialist of surgeon
immediately for treatment. Of
coarse, he has had this for a long
time and the conditions are not
so favorable as. they would have
besn "had he had it treated the
moment he knew it .wasn't an or
dinary sore (which: he should have
known from the fact that It did
not get well in a reasonable time!.
These skin cancers are very suc
cess folly treated - w ith radium or
X-ray," and sometimes other agen
cies. ,. ." - , .
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r About sJa weeks ago I weighed
235..I am five feet nine Inches, tall,
so you know I was no sylph. I be
gan the liquid diet and on the firtt
aid second day my head ached so
I could not 'eat anything. At the
end of the week, I lost 11 pounds.
I went on 1200 C. for two weeks,
but as I lost three pounds a week.
I ehanged-to.lSvO to 1400 and
hatevbecn f easting on thatnum
berl I weigh 214joWso still have
a long way to go. I feel so much
better! -Our food bills are much
lower1 and everything;. tastes good
to me. Counting calories Is Inter,
esting, I think. I feel to well. I
certainly thank you for the aysr
tern. -"v "MRS. c."
Tour, experience shows maajr of
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With Mrs. Vancleave
The Cradle Roil class of the
First Methodist church met at the
country home of Mrs. R. A. Van
cleave Friday afternoon for a bus
A social time and refreshments
followed the business meeting.
Those present were Mrs. H. F.
Shanks, superintendent of the cra
dle roll; Mrs. Blatchford, Mrs. R.
A. West and. daughter Ruby, Mrs.
A. F. Macklin and son Weldel,
Mrs. J. WMarcroft and children
Gladys and Junior, Mrs. O. E.
Palmateer and sons Robert and
"Wallc-3, Mrs. O. B. Bowers and!
son Donald and Mrs. R. A. Van
cleave. Card Party to be
The Daughters of the Nile are
to sponsor a card party and covered-dish
dinner at the Masonic
temple, March 27.
Mrs. Gretchen Olson is chair,
man of the dinner committee. As
sisting her is Mrs. Adolph Bom
beck, Mrs. Glen Niles, Mrs. W. J.
Llljequist. Mrs. W. H. Brett, Mrs.
Frank Halik. and Mrs. Frank M in
to. Mrs. Lloyd LeGaire, and Mrs.
David Wright will have charge of
the plans for the card party which
will follow the dinner.
the advantages or reducing.
Thanks for letting as know of
them, Mrs. C.
If you go on the three-day liq
uid diet and have a headache the
second day, have a slice of toast
for breakfast. If that doesn't
make It stop, have your 800 or
900 C. in solid foods instead of
liquids. You will get your results
just the same, if you limit your
: The reason yon can fa aye so
many calories. Mrs. .. is that you
are tall.1 A tall person neada-'very
much more food that a short per
son of the same activities, and nat
urally can reduce on a higher num
ber, -v- ' " :
, X Yes; saving on the food bills is
considerable. I have' aTfrJend who
couldn't afford to take a course
in ceramics, but in a. short time
she had saved enough on her food
bills so. that ahe bad the price of
the course. . " '
' The instructions which Mrs. C
is following; . are contained in . a
"pamphlet on the subject, which
can be obtained br following col
umn rules. . ' ,
G. The U. S. public health ser
vice gets out many pamphlets re
lating toVtiealth, sanitation, etc
If you will write to the Superin
tendent of Documents, Washing
ton. D. C, and ask for price list
.No. SI of pamphlets relating
to Health. Disease, Drugs and San
itation, you can hen f send for
those pamphlets that Interest yon.
: Mrs. A-rA'soro mouth can b
due to many causes, such ss spe
cific Infections, excessive smoking
or candy, eating, an unbalanced
diet, especially one deficient in the
anti-scurvy vitamins and too high
In the acid-forming elements, 111
fitting plates, rough teeth, etc
You mustsee your doctor and find
out tbe cause and so get correct
j.' : . : '-:;
.'-'M.-lor'a Kote: PePetPrs cannot -.
diacnoattMtor g1 pronl dc. i
. Your nucstkma, t of srnerat Jntrr
;t. will be nwett' ln the col-
umn. In tura. Requrats for articles .
must k, coonapTlel - by sv fully
rtf-MrsrU. atamped- envelope
'.and 2 wnts in cola for each rtkl".
to coTr rot of printing- and handv
- Hag. rVr the paaipitlrt m adrcr
- irm and Kainins; IS cents la rota,'
wltlt fully rlf-addreaaod. ttimH
, enVctopCi , amwt he cnrloMrd. A
- dmx Or. Fctora, IB) oar of this
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OREGON STATIflSllAN, Salem,
- SOCIAL CALENDAR
P. L. EJ.-a.nd F. clnb meets
in Fraternal hall at 1 o'clock
for pot luck Inncb.
Etokn club at 2:30 o'clock
in honor of Mrs. Eakim on
. Salem' War Mothers , from
2 to S . o'clock . with Mrs.
Lockwood at 368 North Ub
WTC T. U. afternoon pro
gram featuring "Union. Eig
Mrs. Gatke's drama class
with Mrs. J. E. Law on North
. Ever-Ready party. Mrs.
Florence Oderborg, 240 S.
Knights of Pythias and
Pythian sister, old time
dance, Fraternal temple.
Knight Memorial, Ladles'
Social circle, all-day meeting,
church annex. .
- "Writers' section of Salem
Arts league. Miss Edna Gar-1
field, 765 Court street.
.Entre Nous club will meet
at club house.
South, Circle of First
Christian church all day
meeting with Mrs. Otto
Headrick, 1705 South Com
mercial. Woman's Union of First
Congregational church,- all
day meeting, covered-dish
luncheon, 12 o'clock, church
Knight Memorial, regular
church night, 7 o'clock, pot
lack dinner, social evening.
Carnation club at 2 o'clock
in Fraternal Temple.
University Guild at 7:30
o'clock In Marlon . hotel.
. U. S.x Grant circle, Mrs. E.
J. Willard, 1560 N. 4th
street. Potluck lunch.
Daughters of - Union Vet
erans, Woman's clubhouse.
"Too Much Married" will
be presented by Hanna Rosa
Woman's club, Board meet
ing 2 o'clock, business 2:30
o'clock and reception at 3
o'clock, Woman'a club house
460 N. Cottage street.
Mrs. Thomas W. Brunk enter
tained with a delightful family
dinner at the Brunk home Friday
evening In honor of Mr. Brunk'a
seventieth birthday. An interest
ing fact in connection with the
dinner and the birthday is that
both were celebrated at Brunk's
corners, the place where Mr.
Brunk was born in 1859, a few
weeks after Oregon became a state
and where he has lived the seventy
years of his life.
Covers for eleven guests', mem
bers of the Immediate family,
were laid at a table attractively
arranged "with a centerpiece of
daffodils and bowls -of violets at
Guests were the honor guest
Thomas W. Brunk, Dr. and Mrs.
Estill L. Brunk. Mr. and Mrs. Ern
est C. Brunk, Earl Brunk. Marie,
Leona and Edith Brunk. Rita Mc.
Elroy and MrsThomas W. Brunk.
Hi La Club
Guest of Mrs. Davis
; The .Hl-Lo card chiV met with
Mrs. Herbert Davis "for the reg
ular meeting of the club this past
week. St Patrick furnished the
motif for decorations. . Luncheon
was served following the two
tables of bridge which oc
cupied the afternoon.
Guests present were Mrs. R.
Rosebanm. who was a special
guest, and Mrs. Earl Kollenborn.
Mrs. John Hunter.- Mrs. A. C
Bishop. Mrs.: N. F. Wicker, Mrs.
John Waters, and Mrs. Dean Ad
ams. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smjth enter
tained with tour tab'es of bridge
Saturday -night at the Lee resi
dence. Mrs. A. L. Tumblesoa won
high score for the women - and
Lester Jones for" the ' men. Mr.
and Mr. Smith entertained again
Monday night-with four tables of
PORTLAND, . Ore. Mar. 18.
(AP) Authorities in virtually
every city In. Oregon, and in Van
couver and Longvlew, Wash., to
night were . asked to assist In ap
prehending the -hit and run
motorist, who late . last night
struck and injured Mrs. Margaret
McGuire, 36, then speeded on
leaving her in a pool of blood,
Her son, 10, witnessed the ecei
dent. - - .
Tonight MrsMeGuire was re
ported, as sjlghtly Improved in a
hospital where she was taken.
She was unconscious -when taken
to tbV hospital last night.. One
leg was 'fractured,, her scalp was
torn, and she Is believed to . have
nffiinul Internal Intiirlna
"'Even -garage men- were aott-
fled to keep .watch for light
brown colored roadster with a
black top. the : automobile be
lieved to hare hit Mrs. MeGttlr.
I Of Swim Sunday
r Swimming with mow banks tow
ering abovo. the. pool appealed la
four of the Salem, sportsmen who
spent tho week end at Swim, Ore-
Oregon, Tuesday Morning,
Tf W IV UA VIC I tUlg AVCCtUJ IvU
Celebrate 1934 Centenary
Time Is Only Four Years Away, and Men and the Events
Merit Monumental Attention. Says a Writer
of Early History
Too much cannot be said for
the early missionaries whom Jas
on Lee brought to the1 Oregon
country for the dual purpose of
carrying the gospel to the Indians
and establishing Christian civil
ization In the great-northwest. It
was the nolicr of the . Hudson
Bay company, to keep the coun
try In a state of wilderness that
a great game preserve might-be
maintained for the benefit of the
nabobs of Europe.
This company knew well that
even a semi-civilization would
eventually drive the. -furbearlng
animals to extinction. Therefore,
it is not strange that strenuous
efforts -were continually made to
cause the outside world to be
lieve that agriculture was an im
possibility beyond the . Rocky
mountains. But independent
trappers whom the Hudson Bay
company had financially mined
by a carefu'lv planned system of
boycotting v-bh their manager
prosecuted vith mer'-iless preci
sion, final! - c-rricrt the truth to
the people er of thn Mississippi.
And.wher the wail from the
Indians for i .ie white man's Book
of Heaven reverberated over the
very dome of the heavens. thg
Methodist church of the United
States tuned in and thereby
caught a vision of the possibilities
of this great expanse of mountain
and plain, a veritable empire,
where even the outward forms of
ChristianHf and civilization were
The whole realm of Methodism
was searched for men of brain
and brawn, spirit, piety and con
secration, willing afld ambitious
tianity with the elements of civil
ization to the poor, ignorant, un
couth and barbarbous inhabitants
of the great American Jungle.
Only four such men with the
necessary qualifications, could be
found in all Methodism, who
were willing to undertake the
gon. The party rented a cabin leav
ing Salem on Saturday afternoon
and returned late Sunday night.
The group was composed of
Chemeketaas who Ibok a trip to
ML Hood in February and these
Chemeketans and their friends re
peated the experience as a private
enterprise. In the party were: Mr.
and Mrs. Richard L. Reimann and
son Lenny; Ivy R. Taylor; Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn Holman; Priscilla
Baumgarten; Sarah E. Ervin;
Augusta Notdurft; Elsa Egans:
Stanley Vail; R. E. Kittredge.
Peter s Adventures
'ALL SAFE" "WITH THE FLOCK
FROM THE FROZEN NORTH
Drake stared up for a moment.
Then he quacked with joy.
"Thank goodness, at last the
folks are coming!" cried he.
"That is the herald that we see,
and look after him are follow
ing the flock just as fast as they
Sure enough, out of the far off
nowhere other specks appeared in
tbe sky. and before long they
turned into great - black birds.
Soon the herald bad come to the
edge of the pond, and what a
noise he was making.
"Whieh. whish; wulsh." "
How did he do it, Peter did not
know perhaps with his wings
but Drake must have recognised
the sound as a signal, for .Tight
away he started to make tbe
same strange noise.
"My family are all safe." cried
Drake in an aside to the boy, in
terpreting what the herala was
"One of tbe children had a bit
of trouble with his wing on tbe
wy but got over it all right! The
northern waters are f reeling! The
flock hare not had a square meal
in a dayl . Food has been scarce
along .the route. My family are
anxtoua to lose no time In getting
to the mussel beds. A storm Is
following close upon their tails!'
But why don't your friend
come down?" interrupted the boy
at last after Drake aad the herald
had spent a; lot of time in wig
wagging. I should think you
could talk thingsrover better face
to face." ' "f f "TT
. rSo we can, answered; Drake,
and that is exactly what we are
going lo do, only I in going up
where- ho. is instead of him com
ing down to mv If. he left the
air tho rest of tbe ' flock, would
think that ham had come to him'
end iwonld fly awajf from this
spot., ' .Y.TVV "'-tC -U- tT-';t i;v
' oisJten Hear herald giving the'
'All SafeV algnaL"-
J'Whlsshl WbUsh! u -
Low .but strong- came the same
soondthat Peter $ had beard be
fore," end e very ini , ftuek In
the floeh-'hnew uite-aawell-
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task nnder such unfavorable con
ditions that were sure to exist In
the. sources of supply, and for a
mere pittance of .the worth for
such . a formidable adventure.
The Om Great Leader
Only one of these? by nature
and . education, was fitted for
leadership In sueh a grand and
laborious enterprise. Two thous
and miles of wilderness was to be
traversed and much of that over
almost Impassable mountains,
swift running rivers to be crossed
without bridges or ferries; every
species of hardships to be en
dured before the base of operation
eduld be reached. But all was
finally overcome, and the banner
of the cross aad the flag of free
dom waved over a vast domain
larger than that of Caesar, Alex
ander or Charlemagne.
That great educator, W'lbur
Fisk. had called for two young
men who possessed the accomp
lishments requisite for leadership
and mentioned Jason Lee, a
former student of his as one such.
But no other was found in all
Methodism. Jason Lee was so
well recommended that he w&s
Immediately appointed by the
Board of Foreign Missions of the
Methodist Episcopal church, and
at his own solicitation.
Lee appointed three Christian
helpers for a mission and one
laborer. As soon as arrangements
could be made and supplies could
be assembled and their shipment
arranged for transportation
around tbe Horn, Lee was off fc."
his new . field of labor under an
experienced gnlde, and with Dan
iel Lee. P. L. Edwards, Cyrw
Sheppard and Courtney Walker,
his associates, he overcame every
hindrance and obstacle reaching
the Willamette in the fall of 1834.
He immediately took up the
labors of his great enterprise.
Lee proved to be the right man
in the right place. Here their
work was carried on vlth a reas
onable degree of success for ten
long, arduous years, until Immi
gration indicated that missions
would not longer be a dire neces
sity in the Oregon country. The
missions, together with further
acquisition and Immigrations,
firmly planted the germs of a
wonderful development which has
Cage of Sad Neglect
Up to tbe present time, the
matter of providing memorials to
the memories of those who laid
the foundations of our great heri
tage, has been sadly neglected.'
Drake just exactly what that sig
It was fun to watch the birds
hurrying up. They pushed and
shoved and bumped into each
othef, and some of those In the
rear rose higher and flew over
those la front of them; every
duck was determined to be the
first to greet Drake now that the
herald had given the safety signal.
CALL FOR HELP
"Say, is there any one home
In Mr. Muskrat'a house?" cal
led Peter, and scarcely had
the words left his mouth when
weak voice answered;
"I am in Mr. Muskrat'a Bouse,
but I am not at home. v I wish I
were," It said. "I. am not sure
how long I shall be here, either,
probably all' winter, unless Mr.
Muskrat comes home and throws
me out. However, what he does
will make no difference to me. I
shall not know It."
Now Peter could not believe his
"How could Mr. Muskrat put
you out of his house and you not
know it!" cried tbe boy. Don't
tell me that you can sleep as
soundly as all that. Who are
you,., anyhow, and what are you
doing In there?"
"I'm doing nothing. I shall be
frozen solid only a few more
minutes in this wretched hole, and
I ahall never again be able - to
move a muscle. I don't know
that it will do- any good-to tell
yon, but since nothing .matters
now you might as well know that
I am a Wild Duck. I dovo into
Mr Mnskrat's home to hide, , but
alas, now that I am'ln I cannot
get put!'' ,
Weaker and' weaker, grew the
voice, and now with a last mourn
ful "quack" it died away alto
gether. - . -
"Here, here, don't give up hope
like that!" cried the boy. "Cheer
up! Maybe I can help you!"
: Not a sound came from the
hole near the bank.. Peter tried
"Duck! Oh, Duck!" he. called.
"Tell 'me what is the matter with
you, so I' will know best what to
do. Are yon wounded? Are you
ill? Or are yon starring? Per
haps if I brought yon something
to eat ypu, would feel better." -
''This time there came a faint
whisper in reply. -
"I am freezing, freeslng!.-'- The
ice has sealed me op alive." ..
"Then it is up to me to break
It and. to Jet yon out. Courage,
old chap! I shall bare you free
in no time."-. - - -v
The boy ..wasted no more time
in talking but set about his work
of rescue in earnest. :
; -Looking about for something to
crack the Ice with Peter spied a
sharp pointed stick lying upon tbe
bank. With a. shout of joy he
ran to pick it up and had all be
could do to carry it, for now that
he. was only as large as a bird bis
strength was not so great as when
be waeboy else.' However, Peter
managed to tug It- down to the
edge of the , pool,"" and then how
be did hammer that WI -It was
much thicker -than he thought, but
he kept at lt giving the glassy
surface blow after" blow, and it
arasn'tlong before tho sharp point
f the stick poked a-bole through
First Woman Air Cop
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The first feminine traffic cop
of the air is believed to be Mrs.
U. S- McQueen, of Beverly Hills.
Cal She has been appointed to
patrol the ether to see that avia
tors flying over the city respect
the law specifying a minimum
altitude of 1,000 feet and do not
stunt their planes.
No visible protrayal in -recognition
of their virtues and unselfish
heroism has been provided ex
cept the painting of Lee now in
the house of representatives at
Salem, and the Circuit Rider
monument in Willson park, Ore
gon is not keeping up with the
trend of the times in this partic
ular as are our sister states.
Look at Washington's recogni
tion of the martyr Marcus Whit
man and his associates whose
achievements do not favorably
compare with those of Jason Lee
and his missionaries. Lee gave
his life to tbe work and is as
much a martyr as though -he were
murdered by tbe Indians. Even
our offspring, the Idahoians, have
long since erected a beautiful
shaft to symbolize their love and
affection for their beloved George
L. Snoop, an honored statesman
who did noble work in his
adopted state, but his chief dis
tinction and greatness lies in his
ten years occupancy of a swivel
chair in the senate of the United
States, or in the luxurious apart
ments of the various committee
rooms. No doubt Mr. Shoup was
a valuable acquisition to the state
of Idaho. We would not detract
from the value of Mr. Shoup's
worthy labors for his etate. But
In contrast we do not fail to see
the wonderful diffrence between
the ease in which he performed
his labors and the hard conditions
that confronted Jason Lee in his
work. One builded an empire,
the other helped adjust the law
and machinery of a state.
A Pathfinder of Progress
We see Mr. Lee laying founda
tions with raw materials and un
tried elements, with no pattern
before him, no long established
custom to guide him. He must
virtually make brick without
straw. Again Mr. Lee and his
coadjutors were trying to ameli
orate the condition of the Inditn
and at the same time l-ulld a free
state for the Anglo Saxon. It
takes but a glance to see that
there is no comparison between
the accomplishments of the two
men, yet Mr. Shoup Is emblematic
ally and conspicuously standing
where all the world may see and
ask "Who was George L. Shoup?"
But the far more worthy Jason
Lee rests in an obscure grave.
Even in the hall of fame are
memorials to men whose value to
the world was far less than that
of Jason Lee. Let me run over
a few names whose states have so
honored them and while I do so,
you who are familiar with their
achievements can make the com
parison. I would like to make
lengthy comments, but space for
bids. In the Hall of Fame
Governor Pierpont, the first
governor of West Virginia, held
.that commonwealth in the Union
when Virginia seceeded.That was
a worthy and a loyal act. But
Mr. Lee brought enough territory
into the United States to make a
dozen such states. ' ..General Lew
Wallace has been a; real adjunct
to the world, but who would set
him before Jason Lee? Still he
has one of the most ; beautiful
memorials in the whole country.
John C. Calboun, son of the state
of South Carolina, the groat
southern orator, stands conspicu
ously in the Hall of Fame. But
the world may ask, "Who was
Calhoun?" and few will be able
to give his history.
I find that I shall make this
article far too long it I mention
more names. But let me say
that I have read the encomiums
of a dozen or more men who are
represented in the Hall of Fame,
and am astonished at the merit
ocracy of some of : them when
compared with Jason Lee and
others of the early settlers of
Oregon. Jason Lee and the early
missionaries ' are to be honored,
not ro much for what they aj
eomplished. as for what they
started and left to others to de
velop. ' v ; .
Lee preached the first sermon
west of tho Rocky mountains;
built the first house for worship
and the study and teaching of the
Scriptures; organlzesd the first
church of any denomination; or
ganized the first Sunday, school
for both Indians and whites In
the vast domain; organized the
first temperance society from the
Mississippi to Bering straits; built
the first American flour .mill rnd
the first American saw mill;
made tbe first telling effort to in
duce congress to organize Oregon
into a territory: headed th firt
orgaUzttIcn to Import Seattle to
'anwi -.si. .-m
' If 1
the Oregon country In. order; t-
break (he iron clad monopoly cf
tbe Hndson Bay -company on cat
tle: ' organized the Oregon Insti
tute and - built the first r'
hnnl between Mexico W
They Planted, We RP
These were the people who
planted what we are now reaping.
The embryo of nearly every insti
tution we have today was Incu
bated in th fertile mind of Jason
Lee and his associates, John B.
Gongh said, "If yon "wish to suc
ceed in this world yon must mfce ..
your opportunities as you go. The .
man who. wait for the seventh
wave tp tosabjaj, on the dry land
will find tbe: wave a long time,
in coming It, was not oppor
tunlty tkni.Lee. was hunting. No,
It was makinr ooDortunities f or -
himself and others to take up.
and dfeviophe needs of oucom.
ing generations."1' He was not a
voice crying .in ' the. wilderness.
He was nslng the ax, the hammer
and the saw to clear away ti.e
wilderness; that the sunshine, of
heaven and the beneficence uSr"
kind Providence might fruct
the flowers of civilization int
veruaoie.paxaaise tor ine nui
The missionaries were not re
mnstrurtnin. an wern those of a
later date. They .were construct
ors, making foundations for the
superstructures to be built upon.
It was given to them to read the
future and lay the foundatious
accordingly. The counsel of their
leader, Jason Lee, was never for
anything less than tho most ag
gressive action. His very na
ture was against halfway mea
sures or dilatory actions. When
reason led him to a conclusion
which was paramount la his mind,
naught but long contemplation
and correlation of facts coull ef
fect a change. For years, Lee
led in keeping up a continual agi
tation for government, proving
himself a thorough statesman,
and one of the most self sacri
ficing, statesmanlike, heroic men
who ever undertook to put over
such a gigantic job in the interest,
of mankind. Ten strenuous years
were given to this work, while
enduring all as a good soldier.
A Sense of Shame
The stranger who reads Ore-
gon history and discovers tha'JLl
eranite or bronzA memorial, hawr i
been erected; to the memories r f
the pioaeera.- whose labors ar0 I
sacrifices, were, so abundant a'''"
Invaluable, wjll stand fn awe and
admiration of- their wonderful
personalities, and at the same
time feel a sense of chagrin that
Oregon has not built a memorial
shrine where the hero loving
peupie oi an countries may come
for a season of meditation and
contemplation. . Such wou'd be
an hour of inspiration, uplifting,
spiritualizing. enernUing, and
would Inculcate In tbe visitor, a
better appreciation of Oregon and
her people. A loftier pen than
mine has, written, "The immortal
dead who live again In mindo
made better by their presence,
live in pulses stirred to generos
ity; in thoughts . sublime that
pierce the night 11 k stars, and
with persistence urge man's
search to vaster things."
People of the Methodist
church, people of the Oregon
country! 1934 is almost here, the
centennial year of the founding
of the church In all Oregon and
making the handfull for tbe
future states of Oregon. Wash
ington, Idaho and much of Mon
tana and Wyoming. Now va.
should begin. Ther is no tfWrJ
A . m . i mm . - a2
io do iosr, ir we are to keep eoinTv
pany with those who honor th ll
great men. No state In thej'
Ion is more replete with the nec-
sary materials for a noble shrine
than Is Oregon.
The last territory on tbe con
tinent to be won from barbarism,
and that through the arts of
peace and not otwjL What will
our centennial sIgniFyNrrout a
shrine of some bind around whfpft '
we can gather and to which c
can point with pride. Now let
us rise an .one man and rpderm
our grand, commonwealth from
the Ignoray, of .unwarranted
lassitude in- thiSv Tery Important
matter. ABdiznay future genera
tions. rise. np and' honor us
Appeal to Methodism
Methodist people! You ' mi i
wake up to this proposition. Klne-ty-flve
years ago our fathers set
ifp the tabernacle In the wilder
ness. It has been sustained and
amplified for near a century. Wf
are about to pass the centennial
mark. Methodism was one hun
dred years old when our fathers
planted the gospel and. the tree of
liberty- on these western shores.
Now another century is paasing.
Shall we let it glide by without
setting up some permanent land.
marks to snow our love an
f ert Ion for thm fAunAaM
- - ,W ti
ui priority you are enuued to t
leadership. . Will yon accei
honor which Is yours, or win von
let the honor pas to others? The
answer should be - made v today.
What will It be?
------ W.-T. RlgdOtt;
Salem. Ore., March -1 , lSIf. -
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