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City of Eugene Overspends
THE city of Eugene finds that its warrant debt reached
$80,000 last year, a gain of .some $30,000 over the year
before. It was only a few years before that Eugene funded
a big warrant debt by means of a bond issue. ; The city coun
cil puts forward the lame excuse now that while they lived
within the budget, the expected income was not realized.
That is lame because any governing board knows there will
be shrinkage in receipts from taxationr No tax-roll is ever
collected 100. A city council knows that and should make
-proper, allowances for such delinquency. c
.; The financial record of Oregon governing bodies is ap
palling. From state to town schoolboard it is the same
story. A piling up of deficits or of warrant and bonded debt,
trusting some fairy will come -along .and wave a wand to
wipe out the indebtedness. It is a sorry record, with only
occasional bright spots to relieve the gloom. There is no
justification for it. State and municipal bodies should oper
ate on a strictly cash basis. .There may be times in the long
dry spell between tax-receiving dates when interest-bearing
warrants may need to be issued; but each unit should close
' ' its year free of warrant debt.
- We doubt if such a condition will ever be attained until
the state puts in a thorough-going system of audit, a bureau
'' with authority to audit accounts of all units of government
in the state. Most units have some sort of an audit now, but
it is usually just a checking system to see that' the figures
are correct and that clerks and treasurers haven't stolen any
public money. The audit we propose is one with more power
k in supervision of finances and particularly with the weight
of state authority in proposing sounder methods of public
financing thari are now in practice. With such an auditing
bureau, cities and school districts and counties would be
spared the shock that Eugene now has in waking, up to find
themselves sinking once more in financial quicksands. -
. ' 7i A' 'f
; An Oudet for Surpluses -
A N outlet for huge surpluses of the United States is avail-
Jt. able in Japan if products in kind may be imported to
keep the trade balance fairly even. Clarence W. Noble, .own
er of the famous Skyline orchard, knows his assertion to be
true for only , recently Mr. Noble returned from a very suc
cessful selling trip made in Japan and China.
Mr. Hoover, while secretary of commerce, was quick to
point out this fact to the raisin growers of California. Sam
ples of raisins were introduced 'throughout Japan with the
result that a market .was quickly established for the raisins
which Japan found a delectable addition to its simple rice
fare. True, the raisin industry has not been cured of all its
ills by this surplus shipment but the market of the Orient
provides a way out. Prunes could be introduced with profit
Li Japan, Noble thinks. . . , . f . " r . 7 1 . ; $
Tariff complications provide considerable difficulty in
the way of free interchange of goods. Rayon manufacturers
are urging a barrier against Japanese silk and since 70 per
'cent of Japan's output is exported to the United States, a
high tariff would curtail her silk sales here. Seeking to pro
tect a Siberian syndicate manufacturing lumber, the Japa
nese diet is said to have imposed so heavy a tariff on lumber
as to render shipment from this coast to Japan unprofitable.
The tariff framers must strike a nice balance between
protection for our own manufacturers and sufficient pro
vision for imports to provide a trading balance for our own
ctods. . .
Mr. Noble is hopeful; a population aggressive, widely! Flouring Mills company's water
educated, growing at the rate of 1,000,000 annually, wants "tc& on Front street.
the goods of the United States. ' As the orient develops its
purchases in the United States the Pacific coast will grow
for here is the logical storehouse for Japan and China. '
"Isn't It Adorable?"
Town Talks from The State,
man Oar Father Read
March 29, 1004
C. F.. Royal and Son -were
awarded the contract for construc
tion of a cover over the Salem
Brisbane's Market Report
A RTHUR BRISBANE, who has been a confirmed stock
XX market "bull" for a long time, sets down the recent
shake-out in Wall Street to an effort by the big traders to
fleece the lambs. Brisbane writes:
"Pleasant for those that lend. Not so pleasant for little lambs.
Bat they onght to know that when high finance starts to get them,
discipline them and cure them, it will do all three. . Little people
may as well make up their tuinda that they are to be shaken out, if
they don't get out." .
Well, Park Avenue is much closer to Wall and Broad
Streets than 215 South Commercial, but wc think Brisbane
knows better than to pull this old bromide. The market col-
The waterworks of the Salem
Water company are 'again in nor
mal condition for the first time
since March 9. Since that time the
works have been operated by
The thirty-seventh annual com
mencement exercises of the med
leal department of Willamette
University will be held at the
First M. E. church tonight at
o'clock. The class includes: Aug
ustus Bruce Bailey, Rasmus Pe
ter Mortenson, Leon G. Holland
Elmer R. Todd, Raymond D. Cash-
att, Margaret E. Cornelius Pom
eroy, . Clyde T. Hockett, Richard
DeArmond; and two nurses; Mary
TT1M. UAl..tUM ..a If.
- i i j r j i i i i j 1 i ncicu nuiwoiruiu iuu aiuui ju.m
lapse oi xuonaay ana luesuay naa long oeen loreiuia vy i ne Boehrineer
i . . t i ;i rm. - a. I ...
Damcers, DroKers ana iinanciai writers.; me mystery was
linf if YtnA Kt-on en Inner AeawA ' ., Credit MnAiiirm -nnfriin
the market forced the selling, which was taken advantage of EClltOlS Z
band of big fellows setting out to trim the little fellows.
The Wall Street market operates differently than that.
Big fellows and little fellows are on both sides of the mar
let. The divisions are vertical,' not horizontal. It is our
ABDICATION OF THE TSAR
Two worn men watched the tape
on which a telegraphic conrersa-
tlon was printed in Pskor, Rus-
private opinion that the little fellows were alot better cush- :SSSa i ftTtaV .MiS
mneu iur ine urup inau mauy 01 uie vig pool operai.ur, auu tlon of Tsar Nikolas
the professional players of the market. When the wool is 1 One of them describes the scene
wirhpd in. onr mipsa is that then Will tv a heavier TKitmdace I In an article translated in the enr-
iww ,.,aV.c -. , . rent '.UTlng Age." He is General
is: ":. V,l coury Danilor. who was chief of
t une signuicani inmg is not xne speciacuiar aecune mi gUtf f the Russian armies of the
stock prices : but the fact that large sections oi the list I North, with him was General
showed great resistance to decline. It was. the recent blue
chip favorites which lost the most. sap. : i .
Rousskl, his commander-in-chief.
and Rousskl exchanged messages
with President Rodzlanko of the
Duma in Petrograd
At 10 o'clock In the morning
they brought to the Tsar in hit
prirate train coach the report.
containing . inch sentences k
uese: kv,,. -
"It Is dear that His Majesty
does not understand what is hap
peaing in Petrograd. It Is a real
1 The Legion Corps-A Community Asset
HIGH among the advertising assets of Salem is its Amer
ican legion post. .The fact is as smiting as it is true
that no city in the United States of less than 85,000 popula
tion, has as large a membership enrollment in the American
legion as has Capitol Post No. 9. Of all the cities in the coun
try. large and small, including New York. Chicago and Los I and terrible retention. The troops
Angeles, the membership in Capitol Post No. 9 ranks 22nd completely 'demoralised. They
fa sixeand before the summer is over, mtovt.
bbqw a raaK w low. ; hag reached extreme proportions.
: Legionnaires making such a showing are a civic asset. To aroid bloodshed, it has been
Such membership bespeaks initiative, cooperation, enthu- necessary to arrest ail. the minis.
siastic support of an organization which influences all phases -7" i 5th!
of community life. ! Commander McNutt, I national legion Dvma and th people, and : they
leader, will visit Salem next month. He will be impressed by demand more and more loudly the
the citv'a beautvL he will remark An its fertile back countrv. abdication of the Tsar." ;
h. will know it possesses growing fadustries but we predict 'thmdS
ne wiu carry ,xnrougnoui rne lengtn oi me nation ine xact i th window of the car. and stared
that Salem's legion post is aggressive capable, outstanding, j out. After a few moments of pain
ful suence, the Kmperor turned
and In a relatlTely calm Toice be-
lew IName tor maZOns - y Rodsianko-had presented It that
Sal it ftmlni witfc' a anr Mtii clmK thi tim fmata Mtlar T I Within the " Country, and
turn rlr:on lint ! Znlat," which th 8t adrerfitm nrt ot I hence the possibility Of Continuing
It l ttuMt)il that tha vaatM might fan vfetiM t taa artaatem.
wh tha sir ha boa vxhaastcd ia this Itaa, rcaaM th chUdraa wUl
H rt'i for argaaiMra mat Ut. By tha haa.tha7 rt all Urwich with
. ' will ha tin t ctsrt twr aal w will hara with a agaia a rv Waa4 af
tha Ka Klox Klaa.. 8a haf .u tha iwlfr Ut hUs at, thera wUl.ha latr el
Its story will be heard throughout the states he visits.
it.vr-. mm mmam vm mmmm vorritiiia uazana 1 - , ,
You see, Mr. Ingalls, the organizers are working in vir-
800 now. v-.;-; 4:- -
the war. would be possible only
at the price of abdication of Em
peror, Nikolas n in faTor of his
son. under the regency of Grand
Duke Michel Alexandroritch.
During the morning a series of
grare communications arrtred atJ
the headquarters.-Finally came a
.tl.l. .f VI V .11
A ixs Angeles juoge. mace a wise ruling tne otner cay. it cry commanders, begging the
He refused to increase the alimony allowed a divorced worn- Tssr to aeed the head of the
an, 'young and sprightly". The jeds caid a yoacj and ac- .ft.moon. the Tsar saw
tive woman should get out and fizd wcrk to support herself. liMnmdSSimSto
That is one of the sensible recommendUcz3 cf. Juf a Lind- su presented the pleas, and added
sey. Alimony has grown to be one' big graft Gold-digging "V? agreed.
females vamp wealthy meii, desigin to get divorce in a theSitT Vhinlt How 'StS thi
short time with a f ine alimony attached. "Peaches Brown- Cossacks react to such a step?"
- ins lost .out in her attempt to hold up her husband in this The Tsam voice shook a little as
fashion, but there are many others who made their million -M it. recalling that the cos-
that way We are glad to Bee cmh jodra who sees' through son. Vrer to e uti7n!
WHcAj Who & Timely Views
Optimism Expressed Over Railroad
Of course, no one can forecast
the future, but from the tenden
cies indicated above, it seems that
By STUlUiBEST STEWAXT
(Ethelbert BMwart waa bora at Chi
cago. J1U AprU 22, 1857. Ha waa ada-
catM ia taa saaue aeaaoia aaa airiki.i.. . : :
aehool ot Illiaala. Ha haeama aifiliatid ca e appreaead-
wita taa uaitea sutea bareaa at labor I c nganunf rauway employment
ia jioot iwr mime una ruuor oi nr u mat It Will eitnpr nnr iluntM
trU aewipapra. ha. .been UHa4 L. -irL'Vr" 15
states rommiiiionar at tabor itatiitica I " ." orj siowiy.
mm rvgaras oout total emslOTes and
"reP pracucauy aU the indl-
HE railroads of the united
States, by the adoption of a
policy of not taking on new
employes except to fill actual
gaps, can sire substantially con
KranarioM of Opinio
SUteainAa Readers axe
Welcomed for Uee la thU
ootnma. All Letter Mae
Bear Writer Ham
Tboach Tb Need N-K be
These are "hunches by any
old head, It doesn't matter which
one: ' -.
With radio all preaching- had
better be confined to half a dosen
oreachers selected on their mer
its as men of Tision, tolerance
and genuine capacity. Let these
ret torether . without denomina
tional restrictions, outline a con
structure program and expound it
to a receptive world uirougn ra
Ain from erery pulpit In the land
Then instead of choosing preach
ers to exnound doctrine from ev
ery shade of personal feeling and
capacity, replace preachers with
men and women who .can lead
their groups to service under the
united. - constructive program
Thus would tha church multiply
its anneal and usefulness with
mighty strides. -
There Is to be found anything
we seek. If we forsee calamity.
ponder it, talk it, fear It, magnify
it we shall surely run headlong
into it. But just as certainly, if we
forsee success, plan for It. talk it,
rejoice la anticipation of it -w
shall realise it. Don't for one min
ute assume that calamity awaits
me because you are so sure it is
eomlnsr to you.
Isn't It pathetic to contemplate
the man. however exalted he
thinks he Is or is thought to be,
who wails and wrings his hands
over the dire fates he thinks he
sees approaching for .everybody 7
What can there possibly be to ter-
rlf K Every conceivable problem Is
Challenge to my energies 'ana
yours and by prompt, happy en
thusiastic acceptance of every one
of them we get the best of what
ever awaits. MoussoUnl rightly
says: "Every liability Is a poten
tial asset. Just so, every obstacle
is an opportunity.
The worst thinkable e ren
death Is now happily realised as
beneficent solution of earthly
perplexities- a benign adjuster of
mundane complexes ana conun
drums. There is simply no Intel
ligent place for worrying and
wailiny even though we all do It
to onr shame.
Its effect Is wholly deterrent,
its justification entirely nil. The
only thinkable attitude is that of
Jubilant, enthusiastic faith and
the hearty will to tackle any prob-
em with the perfect understand
ing that we can master it. Then,
no matter how far we eet, we win.
This is success and there Is noth
ing else for a thinking man..
Bits for, Brealrd? ast
Bj IL J. Headrieks-T
CredlC It to a worn
Ellav 8. Wilson, ecretary
fiat at tat fair board, who Is
sponsible tor adding f UO.000 to
th malar knlldinc program of
this year. - -'
I i S
Under her direction, she saved
enough money from the net earn
ings of the state fair to ouua iu
fine automobile buuaing; con
atruetlnr it so that there may be
an. extension, or extensions, when
funds for the purpose are avall-
She showed to the joint , ways
and mean committee of the leg
islature at its recent session the
need of a new grand stand. She
demonstrated that, if $150,000
should be provided for the pur
pose, this money could be paid
back out of the net earnings of
the fair within the next ten years
Result, the legislature provided
an advance of $100,000, on condl
tlon that $50,000 has been se
cured, from a bonding company,
So work will proceed on the new
grand stand.' and It will - be o
constructed as to house the ex
hibits of the "old pavilion." and
in much better shape than they
have been accommodated in that
moribund . relic of the past that
has been an eyesore. The space it
has taken will be put into lawn
and otherwise beautified, adding.1
Immensely to the symmetry , and
beauty of the fair grounds..
The new grand stand will be
made a monumental structure; in
beauty, strength -and utility. It
will be buUt largely with concrete
and steel; permanent; to stand
for generations. It will be located
so as to begin near the stadium;
fitted to plans that call for con
venience and order of grouping.
Visitors to the state fair this
year wUl have a chance to see tho
blossoming of plans conceived in
the mind of this woman, compe
tent manager and director of this
great enterprise of the state, Mrs.
Plan to Compete
Motorcycle riders from all parts
of the state will enter the races to
be held Sunday at the Greaham
fairgrounds. The Salem Motorcycle
club Is to play the Portland club
a game et polo as one ot the fea
tures of the afternoon. At. least
four riders from here plan to en
ter the 4 matches. They Include
Cody Evans, Glenn Hice, Tony
Jaeger and R. Jorgensen.
' That the will make good In tho
program tor the absorption win,
the net profits of the fair of th?
$160,000 cost goes without sav
ing; And In that ten years si;.
will show other touches of beav
ty, utility and symmetry of group
ing that will add to the prido
all the people of the state w ;
own ' the state fair and benefit
from Its competitive exhibits.
-How. many readers noted f!
statement made about a week ;u0
br Congressman Hawley, predict
ing that the new tariff law shou! i
be effective by July 6? Especial
the statement that "the reqm
of"forelgn governments to ! i
heard on the subject were d :.
led by the (ways and means) cor,,,
m it tee, because the tariff wa- A
d omestlc question ; the co m n i . ;
tee sought Information, and t i.
resentations made through the .1. -partment
of state were receiv. ,t
as such." That was entirely pro;,,
er. Our. tariff rates are our or. n
business. If the ways and means
committee had given foreign pn
ernments time in the hearing,
action would, have been defem-il
Indeflnlterinrdugh discussions r
matters that concern our own peo
ple exclusively." But every avenue
of Information was of course pur
sued by members of the ways and
means committee and In fact the
United . States,,'' government has
sources of first hand knowledge
through our consular department.
covering every civilised land, that
are ot more use la framing a new
tariff law thafc "would be a room
full of books tif arguments mado
up by foreign governments.
The present year will be a good
one in new building In Salem. But
1930 will be a much better one, if
.'f the big things Industrially
now on tbe tapis come to the point
Buy Trees Now
Planting season will soon end
Grafted Walnuts Z5c to 1.75
. . . i Filberts '25c to 60c
Mazzard Cherries 8c, 10c, 12c
S ia 1 cherry trees ( varieties
, to the tree) f 1.25
Limb grafted Royal Ann Cher
ries large trees
Grapes Blackcaps, Strawberry
j, plants . .
T' - .:.'
Pearcy Bros. Salesyard
"-. ..At 240 X. Liberty
Between Court and Chcmekrtit
y y, - a
ment to all old
prevent tbe oc
currence of the
problem of dis
To carry out
the policy in an
ner, I should
observance . of
two principles: .
First, there r
should be no f
arbitrary age T"
limit. . t .
Second, railroad employment
must be stabilized throughout the
country . much . more effectively
man ii nas oeen.
The real problem Is not so much
the making provision . tor dis
placed workers as It Is not tak
ing on new employes unless they
are absolutely needed.
During the past several years
the average number ot railroad
employes of au classes has re
mained fairly constant, the total
being somewhat 'larger In 1928!
than in 192$ and somewhat
smaller in 192$ than In 1924.
This was also the general situ
ation as regards most of the oc
cupations, although a few, such
as carmen and telegraphers, have
shown such a steady decline of re
cent Tears as to indicate that this
may be a permanent movement,
and . others. ? such as eleetrleal
workers and malatenanee-of-way
employes, nave shown a definite
the derby, the smart hat for
formal business wear,- Is
constantly growing In pop
ularity and promises to be
worn well into late spring
; Oiia DQQQnp?G "
"Ml W II r
the snap brim, an Informal
felt Is no longer . relegated
to the links or country wear
but now holds its own with
the welt edge for informal
town use. $5.00 to f 15.00.
Then the, others present, ravel
their opinion. Theyv were nnant
mous. :. ,-- .
"Overcome, we.fell silent. The
Emperor walked back toward the
table. Several times, probably I
witnout reaiutar it. fa inoh-Ait Mt
of the window of the car.TIIs face.
orainaniy impassive, twitched In
spite ot himself. He pressed - his
lips together In a way I-had never
seen him do before ...
"Suddenly, with a rapid move-1
ment, the Tsar turned toward us
and said steadily, 'My mind Is
made up. I have decided to abdi
cate in favor of my son Alexis.
He crossed himself solemnly, and I
we did likewise."
Telegraphic notice of his. Inten'-l
tlon was sent out, and the officials J
who would witness the formal re
nunciation hurried to Pskov. .
The Tsar Informed them he had
changed his mind he wanted to
keep his son with him. and would
abdicate In favor ot his brother.
The papers were drawn, no. and 1
the Tsar signed.' - "-' -
in this small space it is hardly possible
to present a complete spring. wardrobe,
: but , there are - some interesting style
; ideas which we wish to stress and
rightly so, because it is to our uncanny
faculty for hitting the newer notes in
; men's wear that we owe our fame.
. , . to mention just a few numbers in .
spring shirts for informal wear . , ; im
ported russian cord in plain tan. irreen.
l lorvblue: woven, madras! and bird's eve
oxford in lavender Mes tailored care- xjuauSS .315:
as .4i.- ,-vy i-'- - natives. .:SXOO. "
a handful of satisfae-;
tlon are these glove ;
. . made fronts the
4toutghS lUdes ot wlldl
tierce pigs captured ln
fully by Manhattan and iGrdyco, will be
much in evidence on the Jbetter dressed
men. . " ', V '
continuing in the formal trend, jackets
have changed but slightly, the; shoul-
ders being wjder, and the tattersal vest
being much in vogue . r. this fashion is
I best - exemplified by Kuppenheimer's
Brentwood, Society Brand's Regent, and
Hickey-Freeman's Basque these mod
els are in our stocks now from $50.00
and forward. ' ?
; these ties have - In them all
the captured hues of spring,
some are In limited edi
tions ... the blocks from
which they are printed are
destroyed after - printing.
flJW to S5.O0
socks, not just provincial
footwear but socks that ar
distinguished additions to a
man's wardrobe, ot either
silk or fine lisle, with clocks
or - conservative patterns.
-"W te $2.oo
h sweaters, soft and comfortable, yet
:. long wearing -despite their -jsof t-
i . . .
; neas, aim, in an tne. new suoaued
plain colors that i
son. $5.00 to $15.00
best this sea-
hollis w. huntxnstca