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The Council Applies the Brakes j
INDEFINITE postponement of two franchise proposals be
fore the city council means that the city dads caught their
breath an(j put on the brakes before rushing through with
the substitute measures prepared by the Oregon Stages, Inc.,
for the operation of their lines in Salem. !
To have approved these measures would have been a
plain statement to citizens of Salem who invoked the refer
endum on the first franchise passed by the council that these
people could go hang; the motor bus line was to hav. its
franchise if the council had to declare it an emergency! and
' rush the ordinance through. f
The point of The Stateman's protest has not been to at
tack the rhotorbus company nor to prevent its receiving a
suitable franchise. The point has been that the Southern
Pacific interests prepared a franchise, saw it passed b$ the
council arid then discontented and restless when it met a
i referendum, attempted an ill-advised coup to escape a public
f vote. . " i
l We feel that a fair franchise, guaranteeing the bus com
pany that measure of security necessitated by its investment
' and justified by the service rendered the public, is in; line
' with public interest, i We are sure that such a franchise is
, all the transportation lines desire. j .
For the council to ignore the disapproval expressed by
; one group 'of Salem citizens and to beat the devil around the
bush by the emergency clause would justly arouse suspicion
of the motives both of the council and the transportation
company. If the original franchise passed by the council is
meritorious as The Statesman felt it was, a referendum ivote
preceded by a campaign of public education would doubtless"
mean approval of the measure at the polls. f
I What Goes Down; Comes Up
OLD MAN SUPPLY is doing a fine job which the hew
farm board was expected to have to assume. It is boost
ing the price of wheat once more to profitable levels. Wheat
slumped to below a dollar a bushel in May and deep gloom
settled over the farming belt and deeper gloom over politi
cal offices.! Farm relief legislation was speeded up, and ap
pointments; to the board were rushed so the board might
drive hard to the rescue of the 1929 farmers. Then? the
weather took a hand. The glorious prospect for the sduth
west failed to be realized when the harvest reports came in.
Late damage cut down the yields sharply. -
But the biggest jolt to Surplus Supply came in Canada
with estimates of a yield of from 100, to 150 million bushels
less than last year. The big Canadian crops of late years
viave been what broke the back of the wheat parket. With
Canadian -production 8$ greatly curtailed it is not surprising
that wheat prices have risen 35 cents from the low of IVIay
31. Add to this the report that Argentine acreage will be
cut down about 15 owing to adverse conditions. The world
production j in 1929-1930 promises to be substantially under
the amounts of recent years, so that the big carry-over from
the last crops will be easily absorbed into world consumption.
Nature has a way of doing just that. The weather
swings like a pendulum, now to the extreme of nearly iper
fect conditions and then to the other extreme which may cut
production to the point of a shortage. Supply and demand
continue to be positive forces in the control of such commodi
ties as wheat with world-wide and year-round production.
Better let supply and demand, the great natural forces, con
: tinue to function than to try to interfere with boot-srap laws.
Clearing the Air
C10MEHOW the advent of a-new government in England is
iU serving to clear the air. Not only is there a new toie in
international affairs, but the Britishers themselves are hope-
iful for better days. The immediate program of the labor
government includes a reapproachment with Russia, irfitia:
;tion of steps toward removal of.allied troops from the Rhine-r
I landaccord with the United States in the 'matter of naval
f disarmament. In internal affairs the policy of the MacPon
jald government is the reduction of unemployment, the stim-
ulation of business, and an attempt to solve the coal mining
Commenting on the rather dramatic character of the
premier's speech at Lossiemouth which he called "the begin
ning of negotiations" on the Anglo-American naval Question,
I the Manchester Guardian gives a compact summary oi the
'fresh wind" which has come
"Only in that way. can the'
! quality of the change which has
since the deieat of the Baldwin government. It is a change not only
of this or that item in a complicated programme but in a point of
view. This is much harder to (grasp. For the old sleepy, unenter
prising, unimaginative, self-regarding handling of foreign affairs
Mr. MacDonald has to. substitute a sympathetic alertness which will
make this country foremast in teaching that the future safety of the
world lies not in maintaining a precarious balance of competitive
greeds but in the positive, energetic pursuit of a common wellheing.
Active co-operation and friendship
tition and latent hostility. Mr. MacDonald is not fo be blamed y the
bigness of this new or rather very old -gospel inclines him to an
apparently theatrical manner of
not the first Prime Minister to enter upon disarmament negotiations.
He has to show that he i3 entering upon them in a different spirit to
that of his predecessors, with a
tion of the vital issues at stake. He has taken the best means, by
appealing to the sense of the dramatic, to impress the public with
the conviction that these are no ordinary diplomatic negotiations, bnt
signify a momentous departure
Good News for Oregon j
SECRETARY WILBUR of the department of the interior,
who has just visited Crater Lake, announces that the
government will pave the road around the rim of the lake at
at cost of $1,000,000. This is wonderful news for Oregon,
for Crater Lake is still in Oregon despite the ravages of Cali
fornia press agents. It means that the unique beauty of
Crater Lake will be made more fully accessible to the thou
sands who visit it annually 1
i Crater Lake is not a resort for just an outing, whicli one
I seeks on a camping trip. It is one of nature's curious -phenomena,
a lake on a muntain top. Folk visit it to see its rare
beauty and to appreciate the singular wonder which the
scene arouses. So every facility- for making the lake easily
visible from all parts of the rampart wall should be suppied.
The paved road will entice many tourists to girdle the bow
with its blue contents, and give them it betterpicture to car
jry with them as they drop down into the valley. j
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I Peggy Joyce Is writing a personal acconnt of the "fcstlmate de-
tails of lour trips to the altar.
fitting title. i
No Fear SludfAwe."
into British political power.
public be made to realise the full
taken place in. British foreign policy
must everywhere replace compe
preaching and practising it. He is
bigger aim and with a truer percep
troni the traditional ways and; alms
"Sweethearts on Paradr" would be
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BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS
Have you heard
The story qt the mission rose?
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Rev. John Parsons, former lov
ed and admired Salem pastor (of
the First Methodist church), au
thor of the book, "Beside the
Beautiful Willamette," written in
prose, but smooth and satisfying
enough to pass for poetry, talked
about the mission rose in his re
marks at the Methodist mission
day exercises at old Champoeg on
Thursday, which is now an annu
Mr. Parsons had been substi
tuted for Fred Lockley, who Is
under observation In a Portland
hospital, and could not be present
to take his place on the program.
as he had promised. Which will
give the occasion to every reader
of this paragraph to at least
breathe a wish or a prayer for the
continued health of Mr. Lockley,
so well known for his good
works to most Salemites and
many thousands of other Oregon
lans. Mr. Parsons said Mrs. Alanson
Beers was the originator of the
mission rose. She came to Ore
gon In 1887, one of the second
group of missionaries sent out by
the Methodist church. The party
consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Beers
and three children; Dr. Elijah
White, wife and two children; W.
H. Willson and Lu J. Whltcomb;
Anna Maria Pitman, Susan Down
ing, and Elvira Johnson four.
teen persons. They left New York
in July, 183.6, and arrived at the
"old mission" in May, 1837.
There were five women In the
party,, the first white women to
set foot in the valley of the Wil
lamette. It was a great day in
Oregon history; it signalized the
addition -of family life to the
work3 of "Christian civilization. A
pleasant land met their wonder
ing gaze. Laughing May had
decked with flowers of many hues
the valleys and slopes. Thevived. This is what he said about
Rainier Takes Two Lives
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Forest rangers are eagaged ia final efforts to locate the body of
Forrest Greathon.sc, Inset, Seattlo high school coach and former
teammate of "Red" Orange, who,
, lost their Uvea returning
Rainier, whea their party dropped lata a Mind crevasse on 13.000
feet level.. The pirtnre above was
cident, and shows two mountaineers who made the ascent a one of
them sliped into a slight crevasse, j Wotzers body has been recor-
ereo, dm an eriorts te ma ureaxrionse nave railed.
OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Orw Wednesday Morning, July 17. 1929
mighty Colombia, grim In its sol
itude between dark forests of tall
fir trees, rolled grandly past
them toward the sea. Fair Wil
lamette came softly down to greet
them, robed in its garniture of
spring. The snow clad mountains
put on the gorgeous haes of sum
mer sunsets, and in the Bilver
moonlight the lesser hills gleam
ed out like bannered towers
guarded with watchful sentinel.
The occasion was worthy of the
display. These five were the only
white women within 2 59 miles,
and there were only two others
west of the Rocky mountains;.
What is the story of the mission
rose? Mrs. Beers found after her
arrival In Oregon, among some
mementoes of home, a withered
flower. By carefully nurturing
the germ she coaxed it into life.
From that small beginning has
come forth all this wealth of
What Is the rqse like? Ask any
one In Salem who has a descen
dant of the withered parent spe
cimen brought half around the
world to become the mother flow
er of millions now throughout
the valley and state. "It is a
bush rose, pink in color, and very
fragrant, the flower being two or
more inches in diameter," wrote
a pioneer Oregon woman, Mrs.
Mary A. Gilkey of Dayton, one of
the first graduates of Willamette
university, who said the mission
rose was the only rose bush in
tfcelr old home yard for many
The "old mission" garden was
a choice and famous one in the
old days when that: was the seed
place for Christian civilazation in
the savage wilderness from the
Rockies to the sea,:, from Alaska
to the Mexican (California) line.
Cyftis Shepard, the teacher, was
the chief gardner. H. K. W. Per?
kins, a former worker at the mis
sion, made a pilgrimage in 1844
to that spot. Old memories rc-
with Edwin Wetsei, of Milwaukee,
from the season's first ascent of Mt.
taken three days prior to the ac
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the mission garden: "I stopped
to linger, for a few moments,
around the little enclosure which
contained the old mission garden,
originally planted by Cyrus Shep
ard's own , hand This was the
moat pleasant $lace connected
with the mission. It was well
planted with young trees, and a
great variety of herbs and flow
ers. This was always a place of
first resort for visitors."
The seeds for this garden came
from New England, and had been
carefully carried Over the Rocky
mountains long before wagons
came through; when only pack
animals could come. Seven
months after her husband's death,
Mrs. Shepard wrote: "I am now
sitting opposite the window over,
looking the garden planted by my
dear husband. The flowers bloom
as well as when he was here to
take care of them, but the tender
plants miss his careful hand. Sev.
en months hare passed since he
left me. and I still look for him
in the garden, morning and even
ing, and can hardly persuade my
self I shall not see his straw hat
among the vines."
For' over 90 years, Bince Cyrus
Shepard worked In his garden at
the old mission, there has been a
volunteer crop from the aspara
gus bed he planted ; as if nature
were anxious to keep alive the
memory of the good, man who
was the first Christian teacher of
the wilderness that is now the em
pire of the Pacific northwest.
Wordsworth communed with
the flowers of the field and found
in them thoughts that lie too deep
for tears. Ruskin could not
pluck a flower without pain, so
great was -his love for them.
Tennyson dropped upon his knees
before a bed of flowers, and call
ed to his companions, "Down on
your knees, man. and smell the
violets!" Linnaeus looked upon
a field of mountain gorse in full
bloom, and, in the exquisite
phrase of Mrs. Browning. "He
knelt beside them on the sod. for
their beauty thanking God."
Said the Master: "Consider the
lilies how they grow; they toil
now, -neither do they spin;; and
yet I say unto you, that Solomon
in all his glory was arrayed like
one of these."
Guests at Zena
ZENA, July 16 Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Higgins of Zena entertained
Revefend and "Mrs. E. H. Shanks
of Loveland, Colorado, and Rev
erend Charles Rutherford, -missionary
from India, at their fruit
ranch at Zena three days recently.
Reverend and Mrs. Shanks are
well known in Salem church work.
Reverend Shanks being a former
minister of the Baptist church
there. He is now engaged in
evangelistic work' and has -his
headquarters for the summer at
McMinnvilie. They came to Mc-
Minnvllle from Colorado three
weeks ago in order to be at the
wedding of their daughter. Miss
Barbara Shanks who was mar-
married at that time.
Miss Shanks has taught school
in McMinnvilie for two years
Their son Theodore is still in Col
orado. Reverend Charles Rutherford
has been in India as a missionary
for 22 years and he and his fam
ily are on their third furlough to
Race Riot Looms
LINCOLN. Neb., July 16
(AP) Attorney General Soren
soa said tonight he intended to
prosecute every person "no dif
ference who they are," who de-
sorted citizens and tax Payers of
j North Platte; apparently, just be-
J cause their skins were Mack."
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Bartlett Stephens and Frcdi
McKinley Seek to Beat
SAN FRANCISCO, July If
(AP) Bartlett Stephens and
Fred lIcKinley, who are attempt
ing to break the, endurance refuel
ing record of 246 boars, ?3 min
utes, and 48 seconds, in the plane
"Sa nFrancIseo" had been la the
air 31 hours at 5:14 o'clock h is
afternoon. The fliers to' break the
record must remain in thei air
untU 5:47 o'clock July 25.
. The two flyers took off from
Mills Field at 10:14 a. m.. today
and at 12:30 received their first
load of gasoline and oil from the
refueling plane California, mann
ed by Don Templeton, worbl war
flyer, and James Warner, radio
man on the Southern Cross during
Its trans-Pacific flight o Aus
tralia. The endurance .plana .carried 46
gallons of gasoline on Ihe take
off and with necessities or the
crew, including a mattress, water
and a supply of sandwiches and
coffee, weighed 2,400 pounds.
Ninety gallons of gasoline were
transferred from the refueling
plane over Dumbarton bridge.
Templetoa maneuvered over the
San Praniscan and Warner drop
ped the refueling hose, weighted
with a 30-pound sandbag, and in
fire minutes the first contact wae
Salem Campfire girls will hare
a busy but interesting time at
their week's vacation camp, July
17-23, acording to the schedule
wltz, who is in charge of the camp
drawn up by Mrs. W. J. Minkie
this year. A group of 30 Camp
Fire girls leave this morning for
Camp Sahequanna at Mehama to
enjoy the following program of
Six-thirty o'clock, reveille; 7,
setting up exercises, flag raising,
and morning dip; 7:10. breakfast;
7:30, camp duties; 8:20, personal
inspection; 8:30, morning sing; 9,
camp duties; 9:15, classes in first
aid, nature lore, handicraft, camp
craft and sports; 10:15, classes;
11:15, free hour; 12, noon, din--ner;
1, silent hour; 2, free hour;
3, hikes and swimming; 5:45,
supper; 6:45, retreat; 7, sports
find games; 7:45, evening prv
gram; 9:45, taps, i Special pro
grams have been arranged for
each evening of the week and, in
clude fireside legends. Wednes
day evening; a moonlight hike,
Thursday; a nature lore lecture by
Prof. Cecil Monk of Willamette
university, Friday; an impromptu
program, Saturday; musical pan
tomimeand church services at Me
hama; and a masquerade Monday
A council fire and ceremonial
will be a big event of Tuesday
evening. At that time awards will
be made for the past year. Visit
ors day has been set as .Sunday,
July 21, and aU persons interest
ed in such-camps arenvlted for
a general inspection.
; Mrs. Luther Stout and the Miss
es Hazel Duncan, Edith Clement,
and Ruth Clark will assist Mrs.
DALLAS. July 16 Mrs. Allie
Lynn of Perrydale was elected
president vf the LaCreole institute
alumni organization at the an
nual reunion held Saturday in this
city. Lynn Oubser of Dayton was
named vice-president and Rev.
Chester Gates of Portland, second
vice-president and Mrs. Alta Cfer-
ny of Dallas, secretary-treasurer.
One hundred and seventy-eight
members of the association sat
down at the picnic table Saturday
for the reunion meeting. Promin
ent speakers included Ralph Wil
liams, acting chairman of the na-1
tlonal republican- comm'itte, Dr.i
Dan Poling of New York City. )
Rev.. Chester Gates of Portland
Arthur Veazie of Portland.
LaCreole subsequently became
Dallas college. This institution
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transactions. We may have jost the form you ar looking for at a big
caring; as compared to naacW to order f orma.
Some of the forms: Contract of Sale, Road Notice, WH! Forms, AssigrK
ment of Uortgage, Slortgage forms, Quit Claim Deeds, Abstract forms.
Bill of Sale, Boilding Contract, Prmmwry Notes, Installment Notes, !
General Lease. Power of Attorney. Prune Books and Pads, Scale Re
ceipts, etc These
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Trip But Prefers
McCOYJ Jul 19 Cadet Ryder
Finn of New York Military acad
emy made a flying trip from Se
attle to the home ot his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Finn of Mc
Coy. Sunday and Monday. r
Cadet Finn graduated from
Amity high school in 1928. He
went east i last fall to attend the
New York military academy of
which his uncle. Gen. Milton ;F.
Davis, Is Superintendent. ' !,
This spflng he secured a posi
tion on txiard the S. S. Alaskan
and worked his war as n ordin
ary seaman, from New York City
down the Atlantic coast through
the Panama Canal and up the Pa
cifci coast ta Seattle, making
stops at Sanl Pedro. San Fran
cisco. Lost Angeles. Taooma and
He secuted shore leave of 36
hours. He bad to report for duty
Tuesday morning. He reports: a
wonderful trip- a he had ncfer
taken an ocean voyage before. The
closed its doors in 1912. The land
is the college is aow occupied by
the new Dallas hih school build
ing and the athletic field where a
new grandstand has recently been
VANCOUVER. B. C. July !
(AP) More than 100 veterinary
doctors from British Columbia,
Washington and Oregon, gathered
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LEG AI EULWK 1IBADQUABIEBS
At Dssiness OTfke, Grocsd Floor .
Visif - From
m "W j ' " .J'
weather was excellent thjroughout
the entire trip and he! was es
pecially interested la thej Panama
Canal and the wonderffil looks
through which they pasted. !
was disappointed in not beir
able to see alligators and moukey,
which are numerous in jfhe canal
zone, because of its being the
rainy season. The many flyink
fish, whale and other se animals
were plentiful and Interesting.
Cadet Finn says there! is noth
ing In the east like th Oregon
scenery, the Oregon fir timber and
nothing like his Oregon home.
John Milton Finn plans to make
the return trip with ' his; brother
and enter New York j Military
academy this fall. John Is 15 years
old .and has attended the Amity
high school for the past two years.
He plans to prepare hirfself for
entrance to the United; States
Navy school at Annapolis. Their
many friends wish luck knd suc
cess to these Oregon boys.
In Fall to Floor
PORTLAND. Ore., July 11
(AP) Leland 'D. Fenton, 26, son
4t Dr. and Mrs.. H. S. Fenton.
Portland, was injured fatally to
day at Gresham, Ore., when;
fell eight feet to the floor
fractured his skuIL Fenton was
trying to lift down a barrel of
strawberries in a cold storage
plant- and was standing on a
stacker about eight feet high. He
apparently lost his balance and
fell on his head.
month we are offering a stSI 1
of aU the stock on hand at both
North Commercial Street
for the court and
16 cents epiece, and