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"No Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Ave."
From First Statesman, March 28. 1SS1
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Editors Meet at Eugene
rE university is host this week to the editors of Oregon,
so if residents in other portions of the state feel a sud
den change in the altitude it probably is because the "heavy
weights" of the state have moved into Eugene and the re
mainder of the state is thrown up in the air for the time be-
ing. We took a day for the editorial conference, and left it
viith reluctance. Editors and publishers from over Oregon
- ere gathered for the annual rehash of editorial and busi
. ness problems. The problems never change a great deal, bat
they afford opportunity for endless debate and discussion.
. John Henry Nash, who wears a doctorate now from the
talked about fine printing. Nash is a master craftsman,
- printer of-beautiful books. He printed one set of books of
250 copies for $37,500 and his other prices are in proportion.
He makes his own paper or rather goes to the paper mill
and personally superintends its manufacture. He has spe
cial fonts of type cast in the foundry for his finest work.
Nash has done some of the very finest printing ever pro-
- duced, probably his finest work being a printing of Dante's
"Divine Comedy." He has executed orders for William Ran
dolph Hearst, YV. A. Clark Jr. and other men with, lots of
money, so muck money in fact that we can scarcely under
stand the language. Art Brock, foreman of the state shop,
was- in Eugene to see Nash. Brock is a lover of fine print-.
. 1110 Atirl it! ahvflva ca cror t- An emorra in. ..tn. t IV.
craft like John Henry Nash.
Nash has a very interesting personality and his running-fire
manner of speaking bristles with native wit. Nash
started out in life as a bicycle rider and won many races in
' the days before automobiles. But his fame as a printer is
The editors were not beset with politicians as might
have been expected. We did not stay for the banquet last
night, and perhaps there was a turiCout of candidates on
that occasion. H. L. Corbett
turned home, and no other gubernatorial candidate had put
in nis appearance up to yesterday afternoon.
C. C. Chapman was there, but he is a regular attendant,
and as editor of the Oregon Voter, one of the eligibles. E.
j-vfvin, iuiiuck;i ucoiguaic x" itimiiu., icii nis euiionai
desk at Oregon City to enjoy the fellowship of the Eugene
meeting. He was the recipient of the hearty congratula-
- ..v.i ui. KuzLuxiaL aowuaica uei uis appointment, jvir.
L'rodie leaves in a few weeks for Washington f or a confer-
F i-)S isri f K 4-Vk r A si wewt A 4-. A. 3 A1 Ml 1 m
x w- mu vu HU -4Aa AI V1U
New York probably about the first of April.
, If there were few candidates on exhibition there was
plenty of discussion of politics among the editors. Neuner's
entrance or threatened entrance provides something of an
enigma, the editors thought. Some thought Neuner would
get good support among the members of the grange, and
with a consolidation of "dry" support and the German vote
which he has a claim on as a native of Bavaria, it was sug
gested he might be a real contender for hitrh rant rn tha
other hand Gov. Norblad was conceded the Scandanavian
vote -which is estimated to exceed the German vote in this
state. Careful students of the political situation seemed to
put Corbett and Norblad as leaders in the race to date. El
bert Bede'hadn't arrived yet so the latest progress reports
from the Hall camp were not available.
Prof. Spencer of the University of Oregon law school
uiscussea xne law oi UDei ior editors and his paper brought
forth some interesting inquiries. Editors are always inter
- ested in the libel law principally because they do not want
to overstep the law and invite libel suits against themselves.
At a meeting of the Associated Press group the out
; state Editors seemed in favor of making the Salem office of
the AJ P. a full-time bureau. At present the A. P. reporter,
' Steve Stone, shares his time with the Capital Journal. The
importance of Salem as a news center was' recognized and
the editors expressed themselves as favoring having the A.
P. Man devote his full time to servicing the state with news
, from Salem. This might result in getting more Salem news
on the A. P. Wires. .
. 1 S S 1 1 4k
It was a disappointment to the editors not to get to see
and to meet the new $11,500 coach, Doc Spears. Unfortu
! nately Spears will not arrive on the campus until Feb. 22nd,
when a big banquet will be held. Dean Allenshould have
: held back this conference so the editors could see Spears and
see whether he is sound in wind and limb and worth what
u rxr A. -4- i e
iiic kuutiatt voiia jlui . hc uu
will make as an. Oregon coach, but he will have a hard time
, beating McEwan as an after-dinner speaker. McEwan was
professor of English but that didn't hurt him a bit when it
came to talking. He was clever, full of wit, and put his stuff
over in good shape. Spears of course is a surgeon and sur
geons seldom aspire to fame as banquet speakers.
"What to See in Salem
THE Salem Ad club and the Chamber of Commerce
thought of the same idea at the same time that was the
-the publication of Some folder to hand out to the tourists
who come to Salem which will acquaint them quickly with
things of interest here. Salem is rich in matters of histori
cal interest, has many points which tourists would like to
Bee if they knew how to reach Jthem quickly. The proposed
: folder would contain a map of th city spotting the special
points of attraction, and containing snap-shots of buildings
Vand homes of interest. .
. .' But n-s should be supplemented by the cordial recep
tion of visitors. Folk here should go out of their way to
help tourists f et about, should encourage thejn to stop over
and really see Salem and surrounding country. The spirit
of hospitality will do much to hold visitors here for a few
days who might otherwise rush on after filling the gas
' t SMALIi SOS IS BORN
: BRUSH COLLEGE, Feb. C
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bnell ot
Brush College received word t&ig
week of the arrival of a box. at
tbe home of their son and daugo-.ter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Baellof Olympian Wash., Febru
ary 2. The Uttlo boy has bea
aftsmrd Charles Arthur. . Mother
was there the first day but re
-a - m
uui, auuw uun guuu opccii a
sad son ar doing fin. Arthur
Buell Is weU knoVn la this vicin
ity and In Salem. - - H was tm
ployed in the engineer's offlco of
the stato highway department at
Salem tor : some time. Later ho
worked in th same capacity in
Portland before taovias to Olym
pin where he is draftsman - on
bridge coostructiott work.
Qgi5S.jeg5gg5Sg . O SS, Kia Future nyaairrta, Ine, Craa SHuia Hrkti nnwl
BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS
He will make good:
This prediction refers to Rer.
Thomas V. Keenan. who h re
signed his place as Catholic chap
lain at the Oregon state peniten
tiary and been appointed as a
member of the parole board. He
takes the place of Rev. Norman
K. Tully, resigned. He gives up
a salaried job lor one without
Father Keenan has, to the per
sonal knowledge of the Bits man,
been one of the most efficient
men In the office of chaplain In
the history of the prison. He is
sympathetic without being a sen
timentalist. He Is a student ot
penology and has an understand
ing of the frailties as well as the
nobler qualities of hunran nature.
Though hes a Catholic and loyal
to his own church, he carries no
vestige of - secular prejudice
against any man.
Father Keenan haa hoAn
friend and helper of all the pris
oners with whom he has come in
to contact in his labors behind
the grim walls. Thus he has the
qualities of a model parole offi
He will of course be besieged
now, In his new position, by the
friends and relatives of undeserv
ing men alike. He will not bA car
ried beyond the bounds of reason
oy nis sympathy tor any one in
trouble; nor will he refuse to do
and recommend the utmost In th
way of help towards the rehabil
itation or the unfortunate victim
of environment rfhd temptation
for whom societv haa Htrfct
expect reformation from his In
voluntary confinement. That is
the attitude ot a competent mem
ber oX the parole board, and
Father Keenan is qualified by ex
perience and educational training
to perform such functions for the
goods ot the state and society in
general, as well as to the benefit
of the person In prison who has
qualities deserving of the consid
eration of a parole board. The
other members of the Oregon pa-
roie Doard are Jay L. Lewis of
Corvallls .and Miss Beatrice Wal
ton, private secretary of the-gor-ernor.
Henry C. Porter of Aumsvllle,
pioneer -and leading cltlxen of
that section, in a letter under the
heading -of "Believe If or Not,"
addressed to the Bits man 11 nAor
date of February 3, sends tbe fol
"When Georze Beab a n a
George Baker were hanged In Sa-
lem in is Bo, tney were not cart
ed from the Jail to the place of
execution on a dray. Beale aa
not read from the scaffold the
97th Psalm, but. holdine a fair
sized Bible in a steady hand, and
in a clear distinct tone, read the
57th Psalm and then threw the
Bible out Into the crowd, saying,
'Take it, I have no more use for
it. Beale had asked of the sheriff
that his body, might drop from
me scaiioia a distance ef 10 feet.
His request was not granted.
Little Billy Barker, who al
ways got his man. was deputy
sheriff at this time. About 100
feet west or northwest nf
scaffold was a merry-go-round. It
was propened ty horse power and
circled to the left. It was not we U
satronlzed. althonrh thr
many people on the grounds hours
oeioro me execution -took place. I
remember, distinctly, seeinr a
man riding on this mrnri.
round while he was reading from
paupjiiei containing the confes
sion of tbe eondemal m )
was . being, eold that day for the
wcusut oi ineir wires, the price
being 50 cents per copy. Beale
wrote hla own eonfasstn. T p..
kr's was written at bis request
wy nu spiritual adviser,
v v s .
"After, reaittnr nf th mh.ik.
ot the Simpson clan that was. held
ANOTHER POSSIBLE OUTRAGE
in Salem last summer, I have as
certained that very few if any of
the younger generation of the
Simpsons were aware ot the fact
that their uncle, David Simpson,
was at one time struck by light
ning and rendered unconscious
for a time. Many years ago, while
on his way from Sublimity to his
home in the Waldo hills, he was
riding a mare with a young colt
following and when near Beaver
creek was struck by lightning.
Whea he regained consciousness
he found the mare on which he
was riding lying dead and the
colt standing near by unhurt. A
neighbor, jokingly, attributed
this casualty to the fact that un
cle David had a short time pre
vious to this voted the democra
tic ticket. Uncle David was a re
publican, but his two brothers
living -near him, James and Bar
net, were democrats. But be this
as it may, when I grew up to
manhood and General Grant was
runninsr for nreftirienr. T vntoA tha
republican ticket, and I am still
keeping it up.
"Some thins: shout sthlotlM
William -Simpson, son of Thomas
SimDson. taught school in th
Aumsvllle district at one time. He
was a cousin of John Ed Buff.
The Buffs were a pioneer family
of the Silverton district Mr.
Simpson said he had timed John
Ed. many times, and that he
conld run 100 vards in eieht
onds. Buff won in a mile race on
the state fair grounds track and
at the same time defeated a fresh
runner on tne last 100 yards.
"Half hammond or hammond
(a hOD. sten and a iumn. or two
hops and a jump), was a favorite
pastime among boys and young
men back in tha sixties. Thlrtv-clx
feet was considered a fair jump;
no ever a few, very few, could
cover 39 or 40 feet. Buffs record
was 44 feet. In 1369, soldiers at
ron itiamatb told the writer they
knew Buff while in the army in
Arizona and that tber saw him
win a foot race there while carry
ing a man on nis back.
"Andy Wvland- at ths
state fair, held at Oregon City,
threw a rock or stons. nTtr sen
yards, and later at the state fair
grounds at saiem, stood between
iwo iau men wno neid a pole on I
the tips of their fingers as hleh I
as they could reach and Wyland
jumped and kicked the pole to the
"Hon W. H. Hobson of Starton
now past four score rears, when
a yonng man, could cover. 110
reet in iw nops. When Abner Fra
rer was exhibiting a stallion at
Sublimitr vears arn Marlnn
Smith won a wager by Jumping
near, over t&e horse ;wlthout
touching him. And these vounr
men had no one to teach them.
If young Smith could have had
some of these high priced coach
es to give him a few pointers, he
might have been a close second
to the cow that jumped over the
(How manv readers will n
look QD the 57th Paalm In tt,...
Bibles? "Be merciful to me, O
oa, oe mercuui to me, are the
opening words, and thr am it
verses. The members of the Simp
son eian, sposen or by Mr. Por
ter, are all relatives of Samuel L.
SimnsOB. Ores-nn nnt Unu..
author of "The Beautiful WlUanv
eiie. uavid Simpson was tar a
long time assessor of Mirimi
county, and be owned' much of
me tana mat is now the part of
Salem from 12th to 24th street
and south for several blocks. His
son, Jack Simpson, was the star
reporter ot ThoStatesman injhe
middle '. slrfiMaV Tha, Cfmnn..
-0 . y auv imu(iuu
home was the tract from 18th
street to Mill creek, north of
State. Fred O. Schwats-s. after
wards Arctic explorer and author
was the man who on the day of
the Baker and Beale hanrinr sold
fessions of the condemned men,
for the benefit of the widows
though they were not widowed
till after the drop was sprung.)
(The famous Bishop Matthew
Simpson may have been related
to the Oregon Simpsons; but the
Bits man, so far, has not been
able to confirm this, though he
has been attempting to do It.)
... Of Old Oregon
Town Talks from Tbe States
. man Our Fathers Bead
February 8, 1905
In the face of nearly 40.000
written remonstrances, the house
of representatives passed the now
famous Jayne's amendment to
the local option law by a vote of
34 to 25. Fight on the measure
was carried to the last ditch", des
pite the final vote.
The present legislature will not
amend the charter of the city of
Salem, it was decided following a
conrerence yesterday when 60
taxpayers and residents of the
city appeared before the house
committee on cities and towns
This delegation was almost unan
imously proposed to the amend
ment. Following their visit the
committee returned an unfavor
able report to the house.
Hon. R. A. Booth of Salem de
livered the address at the eradn
ation exercises at Oregon state
normal school at Monmouth.
Thirteen students received diplo
mas, including the fouowlng from
saiem: j. d. Butler, Fred S
Crowley, and Eva J. Savage.
Valve - -
To the Editor:
Yes. the W. C. T. U. do right
to opnose the nronoBitinn of
To admit beer woald open the
door to all the family wine, gin,
brandr and whisker-. W, wonid
be taken bak to where we were
10 years ago to the oeen saloon.
Respectfully, a paid reader et
nm statesman and a teetotaler for
more than SO years.
- N. Jay Bowers.
If you fall to receive your
Statesman by C:30 a. m., phone
500 and a copy will be sent to
Last Times Today
"HOT FOR "
Bfidaito Preview to
it. Atem4 tbe
o'clock bow aad
ee tbe Preview as
Don't mlM this week's chap
4Tarzan the Tiger"
BOgVs Capitol Theatre
By OLIVE 1L DOAK
Mortk Bit betwa Court sai Stats
Today VL.ucay in ixve. .
8Ut betwB Hiss ss4 CBarcft
Today "Hot for Paris."
Sunday "Disraeli." with
Boat! High bat-sen Suts sad rrry
Tooay Kamon isovarro
in "Devil May Care." and
. Fanchon and Marco.
North C&pitol straet. North Salem
Today Rln Tin Tin ia
"The Million Dollar Collar."
The never failing interest pro
voker Is RIn-Tin-Tin, the wonder
dog, whose fame has been shed
down through several genera
tions of dogs bearing the same
name. Today at the Hollywood
there ia a Rin-Tin-Tin who doee
his stuff in such manner as to
win the admiration of his audi
ence. Anmal actors have the de
lightful quality so seldom seen in
people they are natural, doing
their acts without a thought for
the audience. We call them
"dumb animals" bu tthey are not
half so dumb as some of their
screen contemporaries Mary
Brian for instance.
The American Association of
University women are sponsoring
the play that all Salem will want
to see "Disraeli," which begins
Sunday at Bligh's Capitol.,
This organization has tickets
on sale at 10 places of business
in Salem. All the tickets pur
chased either from a member of
the association or from these
places of business will reap a
benefit to the association, which
benefit will be applied on the
scholarship loan fund.
It will be a pleasure to buy
tickets for such a cause and it
will be a double to buy tickets for
such a picture.
Remember how Ramon Novar-
ro sang the Pagan Love Song?
That song is still going and I won
der if we won't be humming it
way off in those years when we
are asked to demonstrate a song
that was popular when we were
young. There is Just no forget
ting the peculiar plaintive quality
that Nbvarrb has in his voice and
the deep beauty of feeling that is
tnere. Personally I think "The
Pagan" was one of the best pic
tures of the past few months It
was a real classic
Now you will have a chanr to
hear Novarro sing and talk In
"The Devil May Care" which
starts at the Fox Elsinore today.
It is a very different picture from
"The Pagan," full of swift mov
ing and impetuous love, and very
From Other Papers
The statistics on bank deposits
In the various cities of Oregon
show Eugene holding third place
again with 37,687,000 at close of
business in 1929. Portland with
3166,000,000, of course, keeps
first place, and Salem, with 311,
000,000 keeps second. Klamath
Falls and Pendleton, both on the
other side of the Cascade range,
hare crept up with more than
36,000,000 deposits each. Med
ford is sixth with close to 36 -000,000.
While it Is possible for the con
dition of various large funds, such
as county or city deposits to make
a big difference on any particu
lar day, the figures are fairly rep
resentative of city development In
Oregon. Taking the state as a
whole, there has been a drop of
close to 38,000,000 in denoslts in
the last year which ia nnl- n,r.
tially explainable by bank consol
idations. Possibly stock specula
tion took out its share. There Is
no overlooking the fact that bus
iness in some lines, particularly
lumbering-, has been a Mt k
low normal. Portland, despite its
oaiancing or divirslfied Industry
to an extent greater than in n-
of the other cities, showed Its pro
portion of the decreases.
Tet business has not hMn k.j
in 1929. Against totals nt
than 3300.000,000 the fluctuation
it very small. What should con
cern us morp than anything else.
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WHEN MIND AND BODY
FAIL TO COORDINATE
It la Imnnriant Ia IfvIon CfMinlirLftlion and PolsC
Particularly in ChiUxren, Nc4 Only for Health
but for Accident Frerezgion
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United States Seaater from New York.
Femer Commissioner ef Health, Vew York CV$.
ACCIDENTS caused by automobiles are facrcaafng rapidly. lev
, bare only to enter a Hospital te find the large nttmberwhs
are there recovering from some aatemoofle casualty. Ererj
newspaper has the sad stories ef accidents, oddest' from many cattses,
1 Wf 1
there are thirty-four non-fatal accidents te every fatal one. We are)
glad it Isn't worse, but this means that out of thirty-four accidents;
many victims will be crippled in some way or ether, and some ef them
in stormy, suppsry weather, tnerey-
are numerous accidents. People so.
with lowered beads, maybe under
umbrellas. They dash around In
front of street ears and automobiles,
without stopping te malta sure ef
On the street, in the store, in the
factory, or right at home any one of
os Is liable to have an accident.
When one is over-tired, or absent
minded. It Is very easy to make a
nisstsp or to do the thing which
wouldn't be done if the mind were
alert to every move.
Some persons seem to stumble
sore easily than others. How can
we develop our power ef co-ordination?
It is well that children when
they are young have gymnastic ex
ercises, some form of asmes or danc
ing, some form of exercise that will
train body and brain, to work to
gether. What we call "poise" of tbe
body U developed In this manner.
These things Influence the good
health of the child. Perhaps fewer
accidents would happen if all could
be taught poise, alertness and the
Import an os of what wo can "safety
Answers to Health Queries!
M. K. a Q. What Is the cans
ef excessive perspiration under ths
in the figures, is that they do not
show definite progress, particu
larly in Eugene. It is hardly
enough merely to "hold our own."
Our situation is rather In con
trast with that of Klamath and
Salem, which more than any, oth
er cities in Oregon have been
forging ahead. Both of them, de
spite general conditions have
made considerable development
industrially. In both cases the de
velopments have been due largely
to two factors, energy and trans
The Klamath basin is rich in
timber and rich in agricultural
resources, but its tremendous im
pulse has come from the succes
sive development of three big rail
road lines the Southern Pacific's
Cascade division, the Great North
ern's Central Oregon line and the
Southern Pacific's Alturas line.
Its progress will probably be ac
celerated still more if the Rreat
Northern Is permitted to make its
through California connection.
Klamath Is speeding, not because
it Is richer than many cities. In
possibilities, but because it Is be
coming one of the most accessible
places in Oregon.
And of the Willamette valley
cities. Salem is second only to
Portland because It has both rail
and water transportation. Salem
is in fact a part of the Industrial
area that is being developed
around the hub of Portland. It is
not merely Salem but a whole
district that has gone ahead In
dustrially because it enjoys vir
tually the same advantages as
Portland. Perhaps the chief problem-in
stimulating indastry here
is to work out Hinsportatlon
rates and services which will pat
us on something approaching a
parity with Portland.
Bank deposits are notfce only
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une auxnenty tens us tnat taere are swice me
many children ef school age killed in accidents as
die of any one disease. This is reafly appalling I
What can be done te lessen this harrest of HP e
We tee "Safety-Krst" signs ererywfeere.
They are ptit up by the health aatheritiee ia every
great city. They are teen la street ears, 'sub
ways and in busesf The Bed Cress and the State
do much in this line. Attempts are made te
educate the people se that they will exercise
every care te avoid accidents.
St. Louis has introduced tato Its schools a
system ef safety education for bey and girls.
The result has been that 75 per cent ef the usual
number of accidents to children hare been pre
vented. Every efty .should follow this noble
According to the National Safety CoasdL
J. What la tbe remedy for
A. Usually doe to a nerve disturb
anc. Try ushag bet -aster com.
presses under the arms for fcatf hour
daily to check the symptom. Improve
the health end tbe serves will bene
fit S. Since the trouble IS usually due
to some gaatro-lntesfinal disorder,
correct tbe diet first of all. Also be
sure te keep tbe Intestinal tract
MRS. J. F. a Q. Is dandruff
A. While not exactly contagious,!
care should be exercised. Never use
another's brush or comb. Keep tbe
hair and scalp Immaculately clean br
careful shampooing and rinsing, and
use a good hair tenie occasionally, i
J. H. Q. What should a young
man of 1J, S ft. I in. tall, weigh?
2. How can X Increase my weight?
A. He should weigh about 14S
2. Build up your health and you
will increase in weight as weU as
benefit generally. i
CMntaH. US. NmpaiMr rattan Santoa. tea. '
Index to prosperity and growth
nor are they an infallible index oi
conditions. But our figure hat
hoyered just a bit too long around
37,000,000. The paper mills pro
ject Is a healthy indication of new
effort coming. But we need Inten
sive work on transportation rates
and transportation problems.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7. (AP)
Rear-Admiral Richard E. Byrd
has been awarded the gold medal
of the Geographic Society of Chi
cago. GRAND THEATRE
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