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"No Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Awe?'
From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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Impartial Observers! at Gastonia Trial
' . " : . . ' is a SSS
school wheraia tha. child may
lira nad ftsTelon as it should. The
need for teachers to create new
vtalo sad liberate the latent la
fhHt, and work toward mora
freedom fa school lift was em
phasised. When every child Is oc
cupied with a pieca of work which
Is developmental and Interesting
to alia, and not detrimental to
others, good order is a natural
PEDE P. T. A. TO
. S. C. EXPEHT
Utilities Change Policy
THE announcement in Seattle that the power interests will
raise no war fund to use in fighting a grange bill to allow
...power districts to take over and operate power plants will
come as something of a shock to those who have observed
Washington politics in the past, or in fact the political activ-1
ities of utilities in any of the states. Just as in 1926 the
Qregon utilities spent a large sum of money defeating the
proposed power bill, so in Washington in 1924, the utilities
had a big war-chest which they used in defeating the Bone
bill which would have promoted public ownership of utilities
there. The new announcement will be a great shock to the
baiters and the come-on boys, the political strap-hangers,
the publicity experts, the "fixers" and the usual retinue of
shadowy flitters about a political headquarters. Perhaps it
will be a shock to the newspapers who have grown fat on
lush advertising of power companies fighting initiatives.
We rather think the utilities have chosen a wiser course
this year. They are calling an end to the bear-baiting. For
years they have been mulched by framers of anti-utility leg
islation. They have been gouged by a horde of retainers and
lobbyists. For a long time we have contended that the bet
ter course for the utilities to follow would be to cut out their
expensive politico-legal departments and publicity bureaus
and "public relations" divisions and walk straight in the fear
of God and without fear of the devils with itching palms.
What arouses suspicion in the public mind is the bobbing up
of power company fixers everywhere. They are ubiquitous,
whether it is an irrigation conference, a legislature, or a
party caucus. True the utilities have been badgered and
baited so long they hardly know which way to turn; but our
private opinion is they would gain in public esteem by turn
ing off the propaganda spigot, firing a lot of ex-officeholders
and party hacks and tending strictly to business.
There is room of course for giving out real news from
big industries, but most of the hand-outs seldom qualify.
The railroads no longer maintain the expensive political
organizations they did prior to 1906, and are all the better
for it- The utilities would thrive as well if they guillotined
many of the admittedly political positions on their payrolls
We can appreciate the attitude of the Washington utilities
. who feel like making no fight;' at any' rate they don't pro
pose to be robbed by the pirate crew of political hi-jackers
from newspapers to ward-heelers who would suck blood for
a dollar. If the pubkc is hell-bent for public ownership,
then it may only be delayed, not stopped by a big war-chest.
Want Through Train Service
WEST side cities from Corvallis to Portland are organiz
ing to demand from the Southern Pacific one of the
California trains to be routed each way over the west side
road. The red electrics which had serviced that portion of
the valley since 1914 were taken off recently owing to heavy
operating losses and replaced by buses and by one slow mail
train from Portland to Corvallis. Railroad officials protest
routing trains that way because it would mean rebuilding
the tracks to carry the weight of the heavy locomotives and
t. Lack of proper rail service will undoubtedly work a
iiaiusiup vu me west biuc uuea, uiu iiiey are xuiiy jusuneu
in waging a battle for their place in the railroad sun. The
main line can easily spare one of the numerous trains now
going over it from Eugene to Portland. There might be
some loss of time, but even that might be made up on some
other portion of the road between Portland and San Fran
There is this argument which the west siders might use;
and that is that improving the west side road bed may sup
ply the S- P. with a "double track" between Portland and
Eugene which would save possible future double-tracking of
the main line, and woflld permit speeding up train service
through having the additional track. Distance and grades
would be a factor; but by a tie-in at Junction City there would
be little difference in mileage.
All of Oregon needs to go ahead. It can't go ahead if an
important section of it is denied proper rail service. The
Southern Pacific which enjoys virtually non-competitive
traffic from those cities on the west side, ought to provide
them with adequate passenger tram service.
Railroads as Scenery
TLWACO and other north beach communities are opposing
X the petition for abandonment of the Megler-Nahcotta line
of railroad. They will be joined in their petition surely by
that great company of beachcombers from the cities who
have derived a real thrill from the toy train on the toy track
that operates just above the high tide mark on the Wash
ington beaches. It is a narrow gauge road, with a tiny en
gine and tiny coaches hitched on behind. Its whistle is a
narrow-gauge whistle, not a deep-throated bass like a main
line limited. -
The road and the train are part of the scenery now.
for buses and trucks have made them unnecessary as a util
ity. But the natives want the train kept on so they will not
feel altogether removed from civilization, and the beach visit
- ors of summer want it kept that they may watch it run when
the tide is full and they can't dig clams. How strange it
would be to go to Seaview and not hear thatshrill whistle
and see -a toy engine pushing back the brush and running up
on two little rails for all the world like the track of an amuse
ment park concession! . .
aimee la now in a squabble orer tha money-bass. .That was the
rock on which Zloa split, Zlon City,, we mean, as promoted by John
iinamiii rtnw nlonMr of tha relitioua mind-wreekera. All coal
well until iharing the proceeds of the buiinau 'disturbs the leaders.
Almee will hare to call oa another lawyer, or peraaps a juae, to
make sure- that she hangs oa to the treasury of the lighthouse Sect.
- The new charges 'wni scarcely bother her. She has manipulated
things before with marked skill.
The Telearam asserts that the longest norel in the world b
R relations ot a Wile." We might concede that that looks liko a
winner, bat wo bet our 1125 straw hat that "Rerelatioas of Another
Man's Wife'! woold bt longer. . ' , '.
. Thi corpse In the hearse the hijackers shot at mast hare heea
aniie oeaa. uiaerwuv Be sinus mi i mm mmm - ww
"Ain't this !".-v.:zi;
The members of the "Labor" Jury, reading the eri
deaee presented at tha trial of the serea men charged
with the murder of Chief of Police O. P. Aderholt.
The avowed purpose of this Jury is to pass upon
whether the regular jury acts justly. Both juries wiu
render Verdict at the end of the trial. Two
negroes are member of this Jury, which waa consti
tuted by the Trade Union Unity Congress at Ctare
land. Left to right, front row Hubert Carroll, Ida
Simons, Daisy MacDonald, XL P. Cash, Was William,
Charles Sumrney. Back row- -Taylor Shytlc, Charles
Frank, Joe Golden,' Sol Harper, Leo HoJTbauer and
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. j. HENDRICKS'
A Jarring note:
There was this kind of a note
creeping into the meeting of the
Salem chamber of commerce at
its noon meeting ot last Monday,
concerning the proposition to be
gin the dotting of the Willamette
valley with flax threshing and
The Idea was advanced that
communities wnere sucn projects
are being thought of s ho aid go
slow; that they should have ex
pert advice. -etc. Of course they
should go slow. They have gone
slow. They have waited for over
50 years after it was known as
fine fibre flax can be grown In
the Willamette valley as can he
produced in any other section of
the world; and a finer Quality
than is possible in any other dis
trict but one, and that the Lys
valley of Belgium.
Now it is a well known fact
that our first quality flax fiber,
being turned oat by the state flax
plant, is the highest quality to be
had in any market. And it is
known by the experts that we can
produce in this valley several
hundred thousand acres of sucn
flax; that It is possible to pro
duce in westera Oregon more flax
fiber than is now used la the en
And some 100 farmers in the
Salem district know this quality
ot flax can be produced, now, at
the present established prices of
the state flax plant at a profit that
is greater on the average than caa
be realised from any otaer neiu
Then why counsel caution? Or
at least why counsel over-caution?
Why wait? Within the past five
weeks the state flax plant has
been obliged to refuse proffered
orders for orer 100,000 worth of
flax fiber, because the volume ot
their output is not large enough
to take tin more contracts than
are on hand lor tuture aeuvery.
and It would require 40,000 acrea
ot land to iroduce the fiber that
is now imported by American
"Up to now," it would not have
been possible for any Willamette
valley community to undertake
fth establishing of flax threshing.
retting and scutching plants with
a certainty of success, even with
But it is now possible. In the
first place, American men and
women will not puU flax by hand,
in large quanUUes. This work is
now done with cheap machines,
at about a sixth the cost of hand
polling, and it is done better. Ret
ting time has been reduced since
the World war from six weeks or
tfo to three or four days; and the
retted product under new methods
Is better than under the old. Now,
with a machine, scutching can be
done by seven men that took, up
to two-years ago, the work of 18v
men and it la done better; more
high quality fiber recovered; and
mere pounds ef fiber to the-tea of
There are short cuts in handling
spinning tow, in threshing in ev
ery, dhectlon with, the exception
ot the single one ot sua drying.
There has been an but a complete
revolution la the processing of
flax straw. The best and most up
to date operation of the kind in
the entire world la at the state
flax plant. And the largest. And
experts, taking educated young
men, are being developed there;
for the very emergency of their
services being needed in local
plants throughout the vaUey.
Why wait? Oregon City does not
propose to wait. Neither does Eu
gene. Neither unght Co rvams,' Al
bany, Dallas, McMlnnrille, Hills-
bero and other cities and towns.
Ia such a community as that made
up of ML Angel and her surround
ing territory there could bo estab
lished a flax plant, with the use
bt federal farm aid money, under
the new law a cooperaUre asso
ciation, ana u would pay back tae
federal money long before it was
all due, and still leave to tha
growers more money than they
caa realise at tho present prices
from tha state flax plant. And tha
effort tnight lead to a spinning
and possibly a weaving miU. to say
nothing ot the "making otby-pre-
dacti and specialties. Is not that
worth eonaiderthgT ,
Xa such a community as M t, Aa-geL-thers
would bo practically no
I risk. OalT expert superintendence
would be needed. That may be de
veloped at the state flax plant.
Do not get the Idea that CoL
W. B. Bertram, superintendent of
the state flax plant and managing
director of the Oregon Linen
Mills. Inc., Is looking for a pro
motion job. He has enough work
for two or three men now. He
seeks no more. But he is a suf
ficiently loyal Oregonian to desire
to help his state ia a field In
which e clearly sees a great fu
ture. He is planning to this end, in
his public service at Jthe state flax
There Is no carl for pussyfoot
ing in this field. There is no room
for the cries, of men with the in
feriority eomplex, with the spirit
ot the outdated mossbacklsm that
cursed this state and this valley
and this city tor so long.
tt is high time that our peo
ple stepped out of this spirit of
cynicism, this realm of do-so th
ingism. There is a great future for
the Willamette valley. One of its
outstanding coming Industries will
bo that concerned with the grow
ing and processing of flax, and
the spinning ot flax fiber, and the
weaving ot flax yarn, and the
making of specialties from flax
yara and cloth, and ia the manu
facturing ot things that may be
made from the by-products ot
There la room for a vast amount
of- capital. Or the farmers ot the
Taller, with the federal aid they
may now have, caa take the mat
ter up, and soon be in position to
spuply an, the capital seeded la
every branch of the Industry
without the help of any, big money
promoters. They have the possi
bilities la their own hands.
If tt is treason to tell them so.
then this writer Is willing to bear
me accusation ot it. Ana so. no
doubt, is Col. Bertram. The trea
son will ia due time turn to the
highest glory that Is attained in
this life, la tha helping ot one's
land recently purchased. The
tract is located two miles south of
Independence along: the Willam
ette river. They intend to saw
000.000 feet ot lumber to bo
used in many different buildings
necessary to operate the tow-acre
MONMOUTH. Oct. IB. (Spe
cial) Miss Helen Heffernan,
chief ot the division ot rural edu
cation in California, addressed
the student body and faculty of
the noarml school at convocation
Friday morning on the topic,
"Progressive Trends In Educa
tion." The child. Its worth, beau
ty and importancewere stressed.
and the consequent need for
Towa Talks from The States
man Oar Fathers Read
October 1. 1004
The city council has given per
mission to the city school beard to
meet la the room in the city hail
used as a police court.
H. G. Spong arrived here from
Coeur d Alene city. He is a
brother of Captain A. J. Spoag Of
tae Pomona. i
Prof. W. P. Drew will speak
this afternoon at the W. O. T
Krebs Brothers, hop merchants.
are arranging for erection of
sawmill oa their S3-acro tract of
.Held by 7hite Slayers
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captive by he East
white slave ring, from
lice seek tntonaatJostta the kin
tag of tb racketeer Reiasteta to
a Boston hotel. She had previous
ly Sold detective that her. life had
bora threatened f she gave testt
Current Radio Pro
:ll to S a. m. Deretlonal service
to t a, m. Entertainment.
to f:10 a. m. News.
:I0 to 9:SS a. m. Cooking1 school.
:s to i:l a. . Town Crier.
!:! to 11:3 a. m. NBC
to 1:1 P. m. U. B. maxkt report.
IS to Ml p. m Organ recital
S p. IB. Mi
1:11 to S p. ra. Musical entertain
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St to l:3 NBC
10 to 11 p. m. Concert orchestra from
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It to 12 mldnifht Dane band.
T to I a. m. Health exerclsea, by Hugh
Barrett TMbbs ana William H. Ban-cock.
:19 to 1ft a. m. -Dobbete's Dally
lft to 10: JO a. so. Helpful Hints for
lt:3 to 11 a. m. NBC.
to l :i p. m.--ieripture roaning;
It to 1 :t0 o. m. Jerry Jermalno.
1 :Sft to p. m. Ann Warner's horns
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S to p. m. Children's Hour.
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39 to 8 :3ft p. m. NBC.
t:39 to 10 p. m. Studio orerram.
10 to 11 p. m. Jesse Stafford's fal-
Houl Danes orchestra.
11 to IS midnight NBC
PEDEE, October 15. Prof.
Florence .Blailer of the Oregon
State Agricultural college will
apeak on "Vocational Education
in the High School." at the next
Paxent-Teacher association held
ia the Pedee high school build
lag. ifiss Blasier is an interesting
speaker and her visit is being
Election of officers will also bo
held st this meeting, and refresh
George TJpthegrove. general
sale manager of tho Prudential
Savings and Ixaa association, so
Yamhill street, Portland, Oregon,
waa in Salem Tuesday looking
after the interest of the associa
tion. Mr. TJpthegrove reports
that doe to their lncressed busi
ness they have been forced to en
large their mala offices at see
He also states that the Pruden
tial Savings and Loan association
Is the fastest growing savings and
loan association In Oregon, having
incresed their assets 70 per cent
during the past year.
The assets of the association
are now in an excess ot 1,400,000.
Is Honored at
OREGON STATE COLLEGE,
Corvallis, Oct 16. (Special)
Charlotte Martin, Salem, a senior
in the. pharmacy school, hag Just
been elected vice president of the
Pharmaceutical association of
Oregon State college, an organ
isation composed of all students
The demand for pharmacy grad
uates as drug store clerks is
greater than at any time daring
the past 10 years, according to a
report given at the last meeting ot
the association. At the present
time there are It positions on tile
In the office of the dean ot phar
macy, which have not been filled.
To Canada by
Living in Shed
If ALONE, N. Y., Oct. 15.
(AP) Arthur Plants, a Canadian
who had resided Id the United
States for nearly SO years. Is pre
paring to spend the winter in his
woodshed because that part of the
residence just north of Malone.
which he purchased recently, is
The dwelling, attached to the
woodshed is la United States ter
ritory and Plants is prevented by limits.
Parted in Paris
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Doris Stevens, noted feminist, has
obtained a divorce in Paris from
Dudley Field Malone. Mrs. Malone
filed her suit several months ago,
charging desertion. The marriage
was on December 5, 192L - Malone
gained international renown as s
confidant of the late President
Woedrow Wilson. During the Wil
son regime, he was Collector of the
Port of New York.
United Statea immigration auth
orlties from again entering this
Plante Is now busy making the
woodshed weatherproof tor the
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9 :4S a. nx Health oxerctaos.
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11:30 a. m. Studio program.
IS noon Orchestra; Rhena. Marshall
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S:o p. m. to l:Sft p. m. NBC.
S:4S p. m. ."A Half Hour with tho
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S to ftp. m. The C&bta Door.
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S. to S:Sft p. m. Agricultaral pro-
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44ft to S:Ift p. pi- Coaoart orchestra.
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Notice to Subscribers:
The Special Bargain offer to Mail
Subscribers of the Oregon States
man for $3.0 per year by mall
la not good within Salem City
Recently Acquired Oil Leas
es in District Arouse In
terest of Group
KINGS VALLEY, Oct. 15.
Kings alley grange met In reg
ular session Friday evening with
a good attendance of members,
and four visitors from Mountain
View grange. Mr. and Mrs. Blake
and Mr. and Mrs. Pope.
An interesting talk on "Oil Pos
sibilities in Oregon and Formation
of Soil" was given by Wilson
Bump. This discussion was ot spe
cial 'interest to the members of
the community as oil leases had
recently been circulated by a Mr.
Grsham of Eugene to secure the
rights for bortug for oil.
Under the head of "good ot
tho order." a Eugcestlon was made
that a "whits clepliant sale be
held to secure funds for the lec
turer's work. The suggestion was
accepted and It was decided to
hold the sale at the next meet
ing. Each member is to bring an ar
ticle of discarded clothln? wrap
ped in a bundle. The bundle will
then be acutioned off, tho price
not to be less than six cents, nor
more than -15 cents.
The person bidding the bundle
ia will immediately open tho
bundle, put on the article of cloth
ing, and wear it the rest of the
evening. Much fun Is anticipated
for tha evening.
After the dose of the lecturer's
hoar, the home economics com
mittee served coffee and cake.
Dave Drager was appointed ad
ministrator of the estate of Elis
abeth Collard In place of W. D.
Matthews, resigned. A petition
was tiled seeking license to sell
real property. The inventory ap
praisal ot the estate was S1000.
The final account of f. K. uo Io
nian, administrator of the estate
of Ellas Burger, was approved and
Quickly Relieved by this
Here's a doctor's prescription
that is reaUy throat insurance
Sore or irritated throats ra i
lieved and soothed almost Instant
ly with the very first- swallow.
Aboat t0 of allJ?oughs are
caused by an lrriaited throat;
consequently for jsvost coughs toe
there Is nothineHtter than thla
famous prescription It goes di
rect to the infernal cause. It is
put up under the name Thoxine
and is guarsrnteed to stop coughs
and relieve sore throats in IS
minutes or your money will be re
funded. Singers and speakers
find Thoxine very valuable.
The remarkable thing about
Thoxine Is that while it relieves
almost instantly. It contains noth
ing harmful, la pleasant tasting
and sate for the whole .family.
Ask for Thoxine 35c. SOc, ant
$LO0 bottles. Sold by Perry's
Why count your pennies if
you throw them away?
Could I have bought the same article else
where for less?.
Won't some other make prove more satisfac
tory? Isn't there some other product that will suit
Unless you can say "No" to these questions,
about every purchase you make, there's a good
chance that you are not getting the most for
To get the most from every dollar of the
farnily income for food, clothing, furnishings
and the rest you must know what you want
before you go to buy. 1
Read advertisements. They will keep you
from throwing away your pennies and your
dollars. They will help you to live better and
dress better at less cost;
Advertisements are the latest news of what
-the manufacturers and merchants are doing for
you. They are interesting and instructive. The
advertisements in this newspaper are the daily,
records of business progress.
point the wa v to