The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 25, 1929, Page 4, Image 4

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    ThNw OREGON STATESMAN. Salem, Orer. Thm-grr Xloenlngi Aprtt 25, 1B
The Human Punching Bag
Ctie (Oregon ibiatesman
"No Faror Sways Us: No Fevr Shall Awe."
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The Joy-Killing Debunkers
SOMEBODY is always taking the joy out of life, breaking our
Idols, smashing our traditions, destroying the beautiful illusions
we long have cherished. .
Now someone is telling us that General Foch never sent that fa
mous dispatch. "My left is giving way and my right is retreating; I
shall attack with my center," that it was the product of the fertile
Imagination of some French Journalist. General Pershing, upon his
arrival in France at the head of the American army, was credited
with saying 'Lafayette, we are here.v as he placed a wreath before
the statute of the Frenchman who helped the colonists win their
freedom. This laconic message caught our imagination but later we
were told that Pershing never uttered those words, that some news
paperman, with a romantic mind, was the author of the story
Well, or course, whether Foch sent that message or not, the fact
remains that he did attack with his center-while his left was broken
and his right in retreat, and, whether Pershing addressed the spirit
of the Lafayette or not, he was instrumental in wiping out the debt
America owed to that immortal Frenchman.
Somehow or other, we wish these nosey, prosaic researchers
would be less eager to tear down all of the pretty traditions with
which we decorate our history. Pretty soon they'll be telling us
that Patrick Henry never did say, "Give me liberty or give me death,"
or that Nathan Hale never said on the scaffold, "I regret that I have
but one life to give for my country." Astoria Budget.
Alas for the Budget editor, his "facts" are somewhat il
lusory too. Foch for instance did not attack with his center.
He pulled his fighting 142nd division off the left front and
moved them back of his line to attack the weak junction
point of two enemy armies. His center had been forced back
along with both his wings.
Now about Patrick Henry, it does seem well authenti
cated that he concluded his speech before the second revolu
tionary convention of Virginia, with the famous words:
"Give me liberty or give me death." But the widely quoted
passage in his speech on resolutions opposing the stamp act
is now in question. We quote from Rupert Hughes' Life of
George Washington:
"Henry shouted part of that oration which every school boy
knows, about Tarquin having his Brutus, Charles his Cromwell, and
let George III beware lest but he did not say the famous line, "If
that be treason make the most of it." As with so many other noble
utterances, tradition was the inventor of this, and it must go by the
board in view of the report recently discovered in the National Ar
chives at Paris."
With reference to Nathan Hale, Rupert Hughes remarks
that he "had reluctantly consented to risk his life as a spy";
and again : "He is one of the nation's sacred figures now, but
his name rested in oblivion until it was rescued in 1799." The
only authority for Hale's words at dying which the Budget
quotes was his army comrade Hull, who received the report
from a British officer who visited the American lines under
the flag of truce after Hale's execution and reported the
eveit to Hull.
Hale of course accomplished nothing for the good of
che patriot army because he got caught. John Honeyman, a
Scotch-Irishman, served as Washington's spy preceding the
battle of Trenton. and gave valuable information that helped
make possible the victory. Hughes says of him:
"A splendid monument glorifies Nathan Hale and his name is a
household word in America, though he failed in his't.hort mission;
but for John Honeyman, who made the first great victory possible,
there is oblivion. Among Washington's other spies was an uncan
nily intelligent idiot boy who did invaluable work. He died of star
vation and his name perished with htm."
mere is no mistake aoout iamous words now, pro
vided they are anticipated. For shorthand captures the
glowing phrase, and the vitaphone records even mistakes of
speech as Chief Justice Taft found in administering the oath
to Mr. Hoover.
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Ete for Breakfast
The Opening of the Senate
WE can just imagiife what a dictaphone would have
picked up if one had been set going when the ladies'
aid society of wives of Washington diplomats discussed the
famous case of Mrs. Gann over their. teacups and carpet rags.
The wives, though defeated and probably discomfited in their
placing of Mrs. Gann in the social scale must have proved
rather unrelenting. When the senate was called to order
by the new vice president last week, Mrs. Gann was there
and she had the best seat but not a single member of the
diplomatic corps appeared in the gallery reserved for them.
The press report said Mrs. Gann "wore an air of triumph"
also a gown of light blue with a hat in a darker shade, nuk
ing a very stunning picture. About her were the wiveslof
senators who had declined to make her president of th"ir
club ; but she had a better seat than any of them.
Another interesting item of news from the opening ses
sion of the senate was the swearing in of the new senator
from Kansas, Henry J. Allen an old-time political foe of Mr.
Curtis. Curtis' hated to see Allen appointed, as his successor,
but he proved a good sport. After Senator Allen had taken
the oath and signed his name at the clerk's desk, the vice
president advanced to meet him, greeting him with out
stretched hand and cordial smile.
Hold on, Henry, said Curtis. "You're not going to
get away without shaking the hand of the vice president,"
Allen responded in kind. "I knew you wouldn't forget
the oath," he said. The one-time feudists shook hands
So it may be set down that the Kaw war is all over.
Her Last Assignment
SIX persons were killed at San Diego last Sunday in the
collision of an air liner and an army plane. One of the
victims was Cecelia Kelley, a reporter on the Phoenix Eve
ning Gazette;. With true newspaper instinct she was jotting
down notes for her "story" of the flight. In the wreckage
of the plane her notes were found just catchwords that
would suggest again the panorama and the sensation of the
trip. Here they run :
"Sea gulls white. Gobs. Destroyers. L. A. shops. Other
planes. Fleet. Army plane. Stunting. Near Mexico. Lakes. Red
particles of earth. Shining big sea. Water. Gold path ot after
noon sun. Green smooth place " '
The notes end. They are the crude sketch of her story,
just as an artist might pencil on paper the rough lines he
hoped to translate to enduring canvas. Miss Kelly did not
complete her assignment. Death, an unchosen companion,
rode at her side and numbed her writing fingers. She her
self became the story, not her impressions of a lofty ride
with the sea gulls for comrades.
There is a tragic beauty in those last catch-notes. They
seem almost prophetic The full thrill of the flight, earth
.spread out on a vast scale! Then near the "shining big
sea," in the "gold path of the afternoon sun, loomed a
"green smooth place." Goal of souls of working men as well
as fliers, of laborers as well as poets and dreamers and art
ists, that "green smooth place" .where the final landing may
be made; may we not fittingly leave Miss Kelley there, her
life flight over, her last assignment halted?
Crowded out several days
The following, which is given
space with'due apologies to an in
dulgent public:
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Under the heading, "About Fa
ther Parrish's Hand Ax," directed
to the editor of Bits for Break
fast, Mrs. J. L. Parrish, Salem,
Oregon, widow of Rev. J. L. Par
rish, tinder date of April 17, sends
the following: "There Is nothing
within the limits of the possible,
that would seem too much for me
to do, in furnishing facts for Rob
ert J. Hendricks: because he has
given more time and Intelligent
energy to advertising boosting
the limitless resources ot Oregon,
with rare perspicacity and truth
ftlness, than any other living man
I know; also in trying to preserve
its traditions and history and that
of those who made possible to us
the fruition of their labors. I no.
ticed in The Statesman of yester
day, that Mr. Hendrick3 was won
dering about the hand ax used in
hewing the logs of the house built
by the M. E. missionaries on the
slough of the Willamette river, 10
miles below Salem. I asked rather
Parrish one day if he kept his
hand ax on the kitchen safe be
cause of some special care he
wished to give it. He told me it
was the ax that he and his help
ers had used in hewing the logs
for building the mission house and
other timbers used about the
place. The other ax is here unless
it has been lost in moving. They
had no means of transportation ex
cept Indian canoes or horseback.
Once when theywer going in a
canoe to work, the hand ax fell
into the river and lay on the bot
tom of It for three rears. One day
when the. water was low and clear,
he discovered his hand ax and
fished it out. So, he said, it had
quite a history. Vhen, I told him.
it should be in a safe place; that
it should have its history pasted
on the blade and put a ong the
other souvenirs of the mission
aries in the state house. He agreed
with me. The next time he went
to the the university, I handed the
ax to him and asked him to leave
it at the state house, and he did.
I said to him that some day the
people of Oregon would prize the
history of all these little .angs.
Now, after all these 40 years,
someone wants to know several
have asked me about that same
"Mr. Hendricks has been
laughed at called a dreamer be
cause of his incessant, enthulastlc
optimism about Oregon's resources
and their early development; but
the cold facts have Justified his
Judgment and more. And yet, her
resources are scarcely touched,
much less fully plumbed. It is
doubtful whethen he will ever b3
fully repaid for all the good he
has actually accomplished, unless
it comes from the Joy and satis
faction he experiences from know
ing that he has always done his
level best by his state and the
patrons of his paper."
Please excuse the blushes. The
Bits man craves no greater reward
than the Joy and satisfaction re
ferred to. Nor any higher recom
pense than the privilege of a long
lease of time in active and emer
itus labors to continue industrious
ly to a belated end In the field of
his choice and his love In helping
tfce beautiful city and the fruitful
surrounding country in every pos
sible way towards their destined
great place in this empire state,
the gem of the Pacific's grand
The Parrish ax, used in con
structing the later buildings at the
original station on ILission bottom
and in building the fisrt residence,
saw and grist mill and Indian ma
nual labor school on '"hemeketa
plain (that became Salem) ; the
school becoming the Oregon Instl
tua and then Willamette univers
ity, is not at the state house. It
is in charge of the Oregon Histc -ical
society in. the auditorium in
Portland, belonging, hewever, to
the people of Oregon.
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Some day, larger quarters, and
at the capital, ought to be provid
ed. But there will be no adequate
space In the new state office build
ing In Salem. It will not be large
enough to accommodate all the de.
partments and offices that are
scheduled and will demand accom
modations there.
The proper place, in the opin
ion of the Bits man, will be the
prospective museum, In a build
ing of monumental size, on the
campus of Willamette university,
that has long been & dream In the
minds of staunch friends of that
institution. Some day. It will be
built. Who shall say this will not
be soon?
Old Oregon's
Town Talks from The States
man Our Fathers Read
April 25, 1004
East Willamette association of
Congregational churches will hold
its eighth annual meeting with
Central church of this city this
afternoon and 'all day Wednesday.
Probably one of the most
unique things to issue from the
hands of the Inmates of the state
prison is a book of H original
poems, written by the convicts
and signed by their prison num
ber. Composition, printing and
binding were don by a convict.
A local man was placed under
arrest on a charge of disturbing a
religions meeting at the Pentecos
tal Mission on 12 th street.
Bishop H. B. Hartzler of Har
risburg. Pa., bishop of the Evan
gelical church. Is visiting the
churcbea in this section.
Man And Wife
Do Poor Work
- As Spooners
HOLLYWOOD, Cal., April 24
(AP) Tne filming of a movie ex
tra couple, being posed as a pair
of park bench lovers, today was
halted by the barking criticism of
the director, Josef Von Sternberg.
"You two." he complained, "have
the poorest conception ot warm
affection rve ever seen. "She's
your girl." he stormed at the
male extra, "and you're supposed
to be crasy to kiss her."
"Teh?" queried the unsatisfac
tory lover, "She's my wife.-
Some Day Another
will manage
Your Property
7"OUR real estate, stocks, bonds, mortgages
nd other assets may be of sound present
dajQalue. But you realize that in the turn
of industrial and economic conditions, it will
be necessary for you to prune and remodel
your invesment structure from time to time
.to keep it so. ,
As long as you live you will anticipate these
changes, but when your property passes on to
your dependents, it is a matter of grave im
portance how it will be managed then.
This institution can be of substantial service
to your heirs in this connection. It might pay
you to spend an hour in our Trust Depart
ment and learn how thorough going and sys
tematic a service you can bequeath to your
United States National Bank
Where Is Mother's
Pay jEnvelope?
Don't begrudge her the money she
spends on the home! It pays
big dividends in contentment!
Mother's hands are busy from morning until
night, but there is no pay envelope for her
on Saturday, only the satisfaction that she
has in providing her family with a pleasant,
well-ordered home.
Don't begrudge her the money she spends
to make the home attractive. Money so in
vested pays big dividends in contentment.
A Thrifty Way To Show
Your Appreciation
And by the way Mother's Day is only
around the corner and we should really like
to show you the many lovely gift sugges
tions we have prepared. It's one way and
a very thrifty one -to show your apprecia
tion of her services.
For Mothers
i With cob of these attractive
fcmbrcllaa, mother wSI look for
ward to rainy days almost with
pleasure t
These art Gloria covered; 15
tlh frame, fancy self-colof
border, and are only
Hand Bags
Smartly New!
Clever new styles which will
add the final note of smartness
to your Spring; ensemble.
Poaches, envelopes and other
wanted styles. Genuine joat
and shoe leather. Splendid at-
98c to $2.98
A Lovely Complexion
Results Naturally From the Daily Use of "Jaciel"
Cold Cream
2 ounce 23c
4 ounce 39c
Vanishing Cream
2 ounce 23c
4 ounce 39c
Tissue Cream
2 ounce 23c
4 ounce 39c
Jaciel a name that means
loveliness to countless women
. . . the name of an exquisite
line of fine toilet preparations
. . . every need for a complete
skin treatment every day . . .
and at liome ... is included.
Skin Lotion 29c
Talcum 19c
Talcum, glass container. . . 49c
Face Powder, medium or
heavy 39c and 69c
Single Compact 49c
Double Compact 93c
Rouge 49c
Compact and Rouge Refills . 23c
Perfume 49c and 9Sc
Toilet Water 98c
Cleansing Tissues - 23c
Solid Perfume 49c
Fancy Stationery
A Suggestion for Mother
An attractive gift . . . and such a useful one I Fine
paper and envelopes packed in a fancy box . . . in
some of the boxes, the envelopes are lined. Your choice,
23c and 49c
Our Silk Stockings Reach
Two Thirds of the Way to the Pole
Just figure it out for yourself 1 Last year we sold over 7,000,000 pain
of Women's Full Fashioned Silk Hose which would measure more than
32,000,000 feet The distance that Commander Byrd traveled before hi
reached the Pole was roughly over 47,000,000 feet so our Silk Hose i
about two-thirds of the way there.
We didn't count Men's Hose either, or Children's, or perhaps we would
hare been over half the way back by now
. All Full Fashioned
444 98c
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