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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1929)
Hie OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, May 19, 1929
All Former Records for
April Smashed by
Willys-Overland achieved the
greatest April sales record in its
history with a total sale of 40,
248 Whippets apd Willys-Knights.
This Is marked increase over the
April, 1928, sales which, up to
the present year, held the all
time April record.
A significant fact In the April
business, which will have an in
fluence in profits for the month,
was the greatly increased sale of
the company's higher priced mod
els. Sale of the Willys-Knight "70
B" models and the Whippet Six
line constituted 50 percent of the
total sales, the remainlns 50 per
cent covering the Whippet Four
line. Compared with March of this
year, April Whippet Six sales show
an Increae of 30 percent while
an increase of 11 percent i s
ahown In Willys-Knight sales.
A QUEEN FOR A KNIGHT
SH BEETS HERE
As long as a quarter of a cen
tury ago, experiments were made
in the Salem district in the grow
ing of sugar beets. At that time,
beets were grown in the sandy
bottom land soils of the west
side that went as high as 25 per
cent in sucrose (sugar) content,
which is about as high as has
been reached anywhere in the
world, and is more than 10 pounds
to the hundred higher than the
average even in the best beet
In 1924, thee were nine trial
plats la sugar beets In this dis
trict, and in 1925 there were 17
such plants, and they el showed a
commercially sufficient per acre
tonnage and a large enough suc
rose content to rank them in the
class feasible for sugar factory
supply. The highest sugar con
tent was 18 per cent, and the av
erage around 15 per cent. And
this In face of the fact that both
were dry summers and no irriga
tion was employed, and all types
of our soil were used, over a wide
section of country.
Some High Records
For small parts tof the plats in
1925, there were records of per
acre tonnage as high as 24. and
the average for the two years was
This shows conclusively that
we grow a 15 per cent sugar con
tent beet here, and with quantity
yields of 15 tone to the acre, even
on average and in poor seasons,
and without irrigation.
Under the best conditions, with
cur Lest soil types, and with irri
gation, we can go as high as any
district in the world. j
"So we have a real beet sugar
factory country, without question.
Nature has taken care of thU
necessary end of the coming in
dustry, and has done it to the
point of near perfection.
This all gleans a certainty of
rugar making here. We should
make our own sugar. We are
great consumers of sugar, with
our canning and packing indu
tri 3, that ae always growing
every year, and with our state in
stitutions with their mounting
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Anita Paee. noted movie actress featured in Metro-Gold wyn -Mayer fihna, finds a Knight In this
case, however, the Knight happens to be one of die new Wulys-Knight 70-B" roadster models,
recently introduced by the Wtilys-Overbnd Company, of Toledo. Ohio. Miss Page seems perfectly at
sac pexenet on tne spare woeei wwen a tznaray toagca m a wcu m mc npn lorwara icnoer.
B DEALER MADE
HAPPY BY REPORTS
Reports from The Nash Motors
company covering April shipments
to the Dominion of Canada, show
the month to have been substan
tially the largest in the. history
of the company.' It is also re
ported that April climaxed . an
eight months period of unprece
dented gain in deliveries toihe
company's Canadian distributing
organization. F. U. Pettyjohn, lo
cal dealer is pleased with the re
port. Commenting on this gratifying
record, C. H. Bliss, sales manager,
said: "During the month of April,
-our shipments to Canadian dis
tributors reached a volume un
equalled by any otharr single
month in the history of our com
pany. In addition to this show
ing, we ar ealso able to report
for the eight months' period clos
ing April 30, an increase in ship-,
ments of 167 per cent over the
same period a year ago.
Censorship Threat Held Over
Heads of Free French Group
By JOHN EVAN'S
(Asooriatcd Press Staff Writer)
PARIS. (AP) Censorship of
books, plays and pictorial art
again is up for debate.
Those who "express" themselves
are deemed by many to have gone
too far. Some of the plays, in
numerable books and quite a lot
of pictures cause critics to reach
far afield for vague phrases to in
dicate the subject.
France constantly boasts that
art Is free here but "The Interme
diary." the organ of the book
trade. Inquiries where freedom
ends and license begins. The Idea
of censorship is repellent to artists
and writers but there Is fairly
wide agreement that the situation
Marcel Prevost, of the Academie
Francalse, who won fame by his
analysis of women's souls and very
free treatment of delicate sub
jects, favors a sort of literary
. Damper Down On
WARSAW (AP) So many
Roman Catholics changed their
religion for the evident purpose
of obtaining a dlvoree from the
Protestant-church that, the latter
body here has Introduced a sys
tem providing a preliminary se
a ration period of six years. This
has shut off at least the cases In
which a re-marriage was the mo
tive of the dlvoree suit.
The protestant church organis
ation la Vilna, however, has not
adopted the restrictions. It de
cided that it was better to legal
ise many relations and therefor
It has been lenient In accepting
w members. If both parties
agree to a dlvoree there la little
difficulty lm getting a decree la
- CFflna. '
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It will plow disc harrow plant haul
spread manure dig potatoes grade roads
It will do the work in 50 per cent of the time
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EVERY TRUCK GARDENER
Should own a
Because it is easy to handle. .
Because it pulls the implements right up to the corner in
small plots and turns quickly, thus covering soil
without any loss of time for turning.
Because it does not pack the1 soil doesn't damage the well
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Because it labors faithfully, steadily, economically, unmind
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Because it has proven itself a richly profitable investment.
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group empowered to discipline of
"People get the kind of litera
ture they deserve," says Baron thelr house ln order tor them
Ernest Seilliere, member of the they fall to do it themselves.
STRIKES IN FOREST
Sturdy Oaks, Once Planted
for British Navy,
BRISTOL, England (A P)
What might have been a great
British navy is dying north of
here of a mysterious malady.
It la the famous Forest of Dean
planted shortly after the Napol
eonic wars to provide oak for a
greater fleet than the England of
Nelson's time had seen. Now
thousands of the great trees are
shriveling, their trunks covered
with moss and fungi.
Foresight Not Good
r The planting seemed a splendid
bit of foresight but by the time
the oaks were grown the armored
fighting ship was beginning to
crowd the frigate off the seas.
Meant to resist the pounding of
waves and battle the oaks of Dean
have been transformed instead in
to wagon scantlings. As they ma
tured they were cut down about
300 acres a year and more of them
planted to make more wagons.
Perhaps It la of disappointment
and, wounded pride that the For
est of Dean is dying. Experts ad
mit they are Ignorant of the ex
act nature of the ailment; but
they have advanced several theor
ies. One is that the conversion of
parts of the forest Into coal and
iron mining districts has caused
atmospheric pollution harmful to
the trees. Another la that a hith
erto unclassified fungus causes
The pistons used to develop the
smooth, powerful and speedy per
formance of De Soto Six cars are
the famous Chrysler-designed Iso
therm, Invar-strut type, the result
of extensive research by Chrysler
engineers. They are light in
weight and have a high rate of
heat conductivity, which Insure
a smooth and even flow of power.
NEW LINES SMART
The De Soto Six is equipped
with the low type of Chrysler
wheels which confomr with the
low-swung, smart and graceful
lines of the rest of the car. A
greater air-cushion contact is giv
en by the larger balloon tire. This
adds to, and explains to a great
extent, tthe easy riding qualities
of this car.
GANDHI BLAMES SELF
Disciples Lapses Are Shared by Leader
S A Y S HE'S IMPERFECT
BOMBAY (AP) Mahatma
Gandhi, the Indian mystic and
Home Ruler leader, reveals that
worldlinesa has Invaded his own
lnstiution at Ahmedabad where
his disciples practice -extreme as
ceticism and "non co-operation."
But he adds that through these
experiences h e hopes t o gain
greater control of himseelf.
The lapses reported by the pro
phet involve even his own family.
Gandhi takes upon his own shoul
ders the blame for these faults
ln a signed article published in
his weekly newspaper, "Navon Ji
van." Gandhi cites three cases ln his
story. The first is that of his own
cousin 'who committeed petty lar
cenies from time to time until he
was discovered by chance. The
offender had left the institution.
The second case concerns the
property, Gandhi says, his wife has
twice been discovered ln posses
sion of small sums of money for
her own use.
The third case Gandhi cites is
that of a young man who disre
garded his vow of celibacy.
"I hold these manifestations of
corruption in the Institution to be
merely a reflection"' of something
wrong in myself, Gandhi contin
ues. "I hate nener 'claimed per
fection for myself. Who knows
how my aberrations ln the realm
of thought have reacted on the en
vironment around me?
"The epithet 'Mahatma' (Grea
Soul) has always galled me am
now it almost sounds to me like
a term of abuse.
"This institution Is hjr best
creation. I hope to see God
through its aid. Such revelations
as these put me on my guard.
They make me search within
own wife. eDspite her They humble me but they Co no
renunciation of private , shake my. faith."
Academy of Moral and Political j
Sciences. , j
Censorship Proposed !
Pierre Mille and Jose Germain, j
the first a critic and the second a 1
novelist, propose a srrt of citizens' j
committee of censorship.
Extreme, modernists like Cai
buccia and Jean Cocteau natural
ly oppose any censorship. Car
buccia says: "We have freedom in
France; let's keep it."
However, it is precisely to keep
freedom that the book trade and
much of the art world is con
cerned over what they consider
abuse of freedom. They fear the
government or the peple may put
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