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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1929)
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xTbeTJew- OREGON; STATESMAN Sateg Ofcgoit; SnndarBlorning Aff 2S 132.
Norman Type Architecture
to Feature Beacon
Air Way Chain
Chrysler Motor Interests Mussolini
Within 90 days a Richfield
beacon light and service station
is to be under construction on
South Commercial Ktreet ac
cording to advance announce
nifnt made by the Richfield
company which several month
as acquired a suitable site lo
cally for its Salem station.
While the oil company will
nut erect hotels it 1 expected to
lease hotel Mtcs at tho locatkm
of its various service stations.
LOS ANGELES April 17.
First announcement that serried
stations of the Richfield' Airway
beacon chain In the northwest will
be of Norman architecture, in
striking contrast to the Spanish
style of the stations In California,
was made in Los Angeles by W. H.
Cotrel, service statlcn manager
for the Richfield Oil company.
The announcement eame as a
surprise in view of previously pub
lished statements that the Ideal
stations of the great Richfield
Neon "Lane of Light' from Mexi
co to Canada would be uniform in
Conform With Nature
The contrasting character of
the natural beauty of the north
west was ascribed by Cotrel for
the decision to vary the type of
design. He showed press repre
sentatives preliminary sketches
showing the purposed stations' de
sign marked by the sharply tower
ing roofs and timbered walls char
acteristic of Norman construction.
"The beauty 4jVashington and
ff.eg'on is a rugged one gigantic
forests, towering hills, mighty
rivers." explained Cotrel. "It is
different from the more langorous
charm of Eouthern California with
its placid sea, palmed hillsides and
Spanish-like atmospher. This dif
ference our artists have caught,
we believe. In the contrasting do-,
sisn for the airway-highway sta
tions south of Ml Shasta, and
those north of that point.
"The low-built, white stucco,
red-tile-roofeddesign of the south
em stations, Spanish-American in
tone, is most suitable to Califor
nio. Just as appropriate equally
as beautiful will be the distlnc
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display at the an anal NtamoUIe aboir recently held in lamii. TIm tVeaaue Mnm Unl ia not re
viewing the black shirt troops of the Fads rgaaiantina, or directing affairs of State of the ItalUsa'
Corernment, bis interests o anally eeatar around merhnieol ochievemonta, porticwlorry automobile.
PhoJ shows "11 Duec" with nrephcra of hi staff rrawhiinf the Chrysler tor, la which bin
interest ia pronounced
tive English-Norman stations
which will line the highways in
Oregon and Washington enroute
to the Canadian line."
Within the next 90 days. It is
announced, beacons and towers
will rise at 11 points in Washing
ton and Oregon while the service
stations will follow these beacon
towers as rapidly as construction
plans will permit.
In this connection, Sfr. Cotrel
took occasion to deny a rumor
that Richfield has been planning
the contraction of hotels t the
beacon sites. He explained:
"Highway Communities, Ine.,
the company working with lis on
the plan for this monster chain of
stations and towers of light, ex
pects to grant leases for various
construction. Hotel leases n o t
Richfield win put up roadside
hostelries, it may be anticipated,
while garages, restaurants, and
other concessions are sure to fol
low. Richfield, however, Is not
in the hotel business we are con
cerned only with aiding aviation
with our beacon chain and sup
plying motorists with convenient
You and every member of your
family between the ages of 15 and
70 years are entitled to make ap
plication for the Travel Accident
Insurance Policy issued to States'
LOCAL LAD WINS PRIZE
Essay Ties for First Place
THIS CITY IS S U B J E C T
PoIIowfar Is the enar writtes hr Kn-
oth Horria. now- atu4at at O. S. C,
which tiad for first hoaora ia tha con
test rarantly aponaorad br tha Xarioa
county federation of eommnnitr rlnbs.
Morria It the ton af Dr. and Ifra. Henry
E. Morria of this city. The other euar
for f irtt award waa written hy Mra. J. Ik
atriciciana of Hubbard. Young Morria'
essay it called "Salem, a Community f
Community Builder" :
Salem, the cherry city, the city
beautiful, looms Into view as the
great Fokker monoplane roars
down the fertile valley of the Wil
lamette. It is an inspiring sight
that one sees. In the center of
the city is the capitol and the su
preme court building, surrounded
by their luxurious grounds.
We circle the city, slowly vola
planing down to Salem's wonder
ful new airport. We land and are
Immediately whisked away to a
fine new hotel. We spend a rest
ful night and awaken the next
morning, feeling happy and . in
perfect physical condition. An ex
cellent meal is set before us, and
before we rise from the table we
hare consumer a meal of excellent
Oregon products. A car from the
chamber of commerce is placed at
our disposal as well as an ener
getic young business man whoJs
to act as our guide.
We leave the chamber of com
mere and drive eastward up
State street. Presently we see to
our left the . state house and the
supreme court building. The state
house grounds contain a wonder
ful botanical garden, having an
excellent collection of the - trees
and shrubs known to North Amer
To our right we see the Wil
lamette "university, an excellent
liberal arts school and the best
law school in Oregon.
We enter the capitol building
and take the elevator to the
fourth floor, from which we climb
up steep Iron stairs to the cupola,
Due east we can see the state
penitentiary, which houses 700
prisoners. It Is altogether self
supporting and produces much
lime and flax and other articles
of commerce, due to its skilled
convict labor. Bordering the
state penitentiary and just to the
north lies the Insane asylum. This
houses the more dangerous ' and
criminally insane persons. It has,
Including the asylum farm, nearly
1500 inmates. Then, turning
aside from the state institutions,
we see within our midst fine res
idences. Salem 1 known, aa the .
"city beautiful" and Its Xlne homes
certainly Justify that, appellation.
Finally we leave the state house
and visit -the various Industrial
sites of the city. There are ten
canneries In the city, two of which
are perhaps the largest in Oregon.
One of them, the Hunt Bros, can
aery, nut out a world's record
pack of SI 2,0 00 cans in 24 hours.
These cans, if placed end to end,
would reach from Salem to Al
bany. We visit the Oregon Pulp
Pand Paper company, a thriving
paper concern with an excellent
business future,' It produces linen
cloth equal to the best Irish linen.
Another textile concern is the Kay
Woolen mills whose goods are of
premier quality. And last, but
not least, we visit the gigantic
taw mill, the C. K. Spaulding mill,
which supplies the building ma
terials for. tie larger share of tha
upper Willamette Ttlley.
Time grows short and we must
leave. There are yet many minor
Industries which our lack ot time
will not permit us to view. We
have had time only -to see the
largest concerns. "Sed tempos
fuglt." and we must go.
Again we re whisked "to the
airport. . Another great Fokker
monoplane roars : out ot the sky
to come to a perfeet .three-point
landing before us. ' We climb
aboard and wavt farewell. Our
plane heads Into the wind and we
are circling the city. We look
down and see the city, green with
its tree's and shrubs, colorful with
Its wonderful flowers. We look
aside for a moment We look back
and the city has faded form view.
It has vanished like a dream, but
the memory lingers still.
And my thought turning back
to the fair city I had left, I pon
dered upon the beautiful example
of community spirit It had shown.
The Inhabitants of Salem had,
through brotherly spirit and co
operation, given It great enter
prises, fair homes, and real beauty
thus forming an ideal In eommun
ity and personal relationships of
which the noblest philosophers
would say "Ne plus ultra."
The Travel Accident Insurance
Policy issued to Statesman readers
is written by The North American
Accident Insurance Co.
Safety Island a Mile Long
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DROTIDSNCS, B. L, has built two safety islands, pearly a. mile In
f length, on one of Its many line boulevards. The Islands allow for
street Intersections, of course. . The above photograph, snipped by a
National. Safety Council staff photographer shows how these Islands
have been constructed on either side of the car tracks. ' They not only
glTe better protection to waiting car riders but the also furnish a mid
street sidewalk that can be used when necessary.
HELP IN PORTLAND
PORTLAND, Ore., April 16.
(AP) Oregon State college has
been called upon by the city of
Portland, through II. E. Plummer.
chief of the bureau of buildings, to
assist in working out some plan
which will prevent deaths from
carbon monoxide gas poisoning in
private garages. 1
The problem is to fix a standard
for openings in garagos which will
normally provide a clearing of the
air within the structure if the mo
tor of an automobile is left run
ning while the car Is housed. Mr.
Plummer has ashd the college
how large such openings should
be, how many may be needed Itnd
how they should be placed. Other
information bearing on the sub
ject will be welcome.
When the city gets- a report
from the college on the matter,
regulations covering ventilation of
private garages will be drafted
and turned over to Ibe council to
be enacted as part ot the city
Read the Classified Ads.
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No matter what make of battery you have in your
car, we're glad to give it the service it needs. On
new batteries our suggestion is Willard Thread
Rubber with quality built-in. '
"SERVICE THAT SATISFIES"
Come here for Battery Service
The WiUard Battery Man
Center ft High
rs, VI7THEN a Nash "400" leaves
W the factory it -has beea fur
nished with all items of equip
ment, including chromium-nickeled
bumpers, front and rear,"
hydraulic shock absorbers, tire
lock and tire cover. There is no
extra charge made thereafter (ot
So when you see, ia a motor car
advertisement, a price quoted,
and under it the words "All
prices f.o.b. factory, you should
make a mental note to ask the
salesman for that car how much
extra, over and above the' f. o. b.
price, it will cost you to have a
fully equipped car such as the
Some dealers (not Nash dealers)
t C A O t T
High compression motor
High turbulence .
New doable drop fxaeae
Torsional vibration damper
charge as much as $50 or $60
extra for bumpers alone.
When you look into motor car
prices, you will find cars of com
petitive makes actually costing
considerably more than a Nash
"400" when delivered, fully
equipped, nothing more to buy!
"400" STA1IAR1 SIX
With Flood light
silvered, Fully Equipped,
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H I WOH1 O ;l M
MOT O R .A R' ;V A LU I.
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These great values are bringing thousands of NEW CUSTOMERS
to join the army of Satisfied Customers who are swelling our tire
sales far beyond even last year's huge total. There are just a few
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, Short turning radios
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Exterior metal ware ch rotate
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