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The OXtEGffif STATESSSATf, Saltta, Oanegaa, Saturday Mwaiag. Jung T, f930
Xa Favor Sways Us; N Fear SkaU Aice.
From first Statesman, March 23. 18S1
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The Issue
BISHOP Cannon's walkout on the senate committee pre
cipitates the real issue as to the extent and scope of the
senatorial power.
Does it possess plenary powers of inquisition? Is it a
national grand jury whose deliberations are staged like a
great spectacle? We raise these questions with no purpose
""to defend Bi&hop Cannon, whom we are quite willing to have through the third degree by any properly authorzied
body, nor to express sympathy with Harry Sinclair who suf
f ored a jail terra for refusal to answer questions propounded
t him. These questions concern the functioning of the sen
ace as a branch of government and the reliance of the indi
vidual upon the constitutional guarantees involved in the
bill of rights.
Where & person is suspected of violating a law he is sub
ject to citation before a grand jury where he may be exam
ined ; but even there he has the right to refuse with no pen
alty attached for such refusal The blackest criminal has
that right and the courts protect him in it.
The country acquiesced in the sentence of Harry Sin
clair because the country put him down as a bribe-giver and
had no mercy on him. Even the court approved the sentence
which was imposed. But that opinion and precedent may rise
to plague us. In this instance the senate committee consti
tuted to investigate lobbying goes far out of its way to in
vestigate the activities of the bishop in the 192S campaign
and wanted even to investigate his purely private financial
speculations. Senator Walsh declares as the bishop walks out
that he shows contempt of the senate. Indeed he does, but
bo does the senate committee show contempt for the bishop's
constitutional rights and contempt for the rational limits of
it? inquisitorial authority.
The senate has no authority to make investigations re
garding elections to the senate ; it has authority to carry on
investigations on subjects which it is legislative upon. But
it should have no more authority to subject individuals to
general inquisition than the executive or judicial branches of
government. The senatorial committees have performed good
service in exposing rottenness and corruption; but their in
quiries ought to be conducted without infringement on the
constitutional rights of individuals.
Bishop Cannon is wrong in claiming that what he did
with campaign funds was purely his private business. He
didn't use his own money; he headed active organizations.
His own moral sense ought to lead him to make public a full
report of the way he handled the Jameson money. Reform
ers ought to be the first to publish their financial reports.
The bishop discredits his own cause by standing on narrow
legal grounds. Let him give his report to the press in the
form of an affidavit; or better still, permit a firm of certi
fied accountants to prepare and publish such a report. Then,
his defiance of the senate committee would not react against
Toefay Talk
By BlS
Summer la usually av tiring
time for that baby. Hot, weather 1.
bard enough, for the grown ups.
but for the frail
baby it ia hard.
The dar
nroihars fcs.e
their hands fU
keening, them
selves well and,
looltng after
the nttfe ones.
They mast not
forget how ee
ential It is that
they rhoaU
Ksve good
health. po&e
and plenty of
rest. They must
keep fit.
Every mother
should take the very best care, of
herself. It possible she should
nurse her child during the sum
mer months. If the mother loses,
her appetite and gets too little
sleep, her child is liable to grow
restless and Irritable. Before lon
the baby eats less, and then coma
along indigestion, diarrhea and
Prepare Food Carefully
If. for; any reason, the mother
cannot nurse her baby, and eaw's
milk muBt be substituted, new
problems appear. The first re
lates to getting good milk. Sha
must be sure that the milk comet
from a well-known and approval
Tb feeding should bet prepared
with the greatest of care. The milk
should be kept at all times at a
low temperature. By this I mean
that It should be submitted to a
refrigerating temperature of 5
degrees Fahrenheit or less. This is
vital so that the milk bacteria
shall be kept at the lowest possi
ble number. It is imperative that
the milk be protected In this way
if your baby is to be kept well.
The baby needs regular hours
for feeding, bathing and sleeping.
Just as Boon as the warm days
come the baby can sleep longer
Have a time in the day whea
the baby may lie, free of clothes,
in the sunshine, in order that he
may kick and exercise his little
limbs. He needs this exercise Just
as much as doe the older child
or the adult.
The baby needs the effects of
sunshine on the skin. Exposure to
sunshine is one of the very best
ways to keep the skin in good con
dition. But this must not be over
done. The tiny baby's skin is very
sensitive. A short period of time
is enough to expose the delicate
skin to the elements.
Keep the skin clean by regular
bathing. The more active the
baby's skin is the less strain will
be thrown on the kidneys. During
the. hot weather free perspiring
helps to eliminate the wastes of
the body. By keeping the baby's
skin clean and in good working
order you are adding to his well-being.
J i. T
V. 8. Marines sajajte the natioBal flag at a tropical outpost tn the West Indies. Insert: Soldiers
of the Sea at Saa JMrgo, Califs during a formal presentation of the Stars and Stripes and their regi
mental colors. The national flag is carried to. the. right ta Uus and ail simuar paraaea or xormauoas.
Highest honors are always accorded "Old Glory by all naval and military forces either at home or
Uncle, Charlie Benson :
V e'
Resomiag the, biographical
aketcb started in. yesterday's is
saa. and still quoting verbatim:
"Unda Charley Benson, the sub
ject of this sketch, was a great
lover of th chase. Hunting with
his hounds, o( which ha always
had a goodly number, was his
chief, delight. He was often heard
to say that no music was so sweet
to him at the baying of his
hounds. It was related ot him
thai, while passing alon the
street in Salem he heard a young
woman, playing on an old fash
ioned melodeon. The business he
was In Salem for could not be
transacted until the next day, so
as. be was fa no particular hurry
ha asked permission to sit on the
porch to listen to the music When
she bad finished, he Jumped to
his feet, id his energetic way, and
said,- 'That beats anything I have
ever heard, except the barking of
my houndst' The young woman
fait much offended at this com
parison, but to Mr. Benson it was
quite a compliment.
"Uncle Charley always had his
ears turned to catch the far off call
of the chase, and In those days this
call was given through the hunt
er's horn, made from tha horn of
a cow. One day coming along fie
road between Suhllmity and Turn
er, he heard a peculiar toot-toot,
not quite like the usual call to
iiounds. but he could think, of
nothing else that it could be. so,
scenting senison for supper, he
&et out with his trusty dogs to
iwad off the prey. In the excite
ment his hounds took him to the
village of Turner, where, to his
great surprise, he found he had
headed off the first steam engine
ever to run on the newly laid
rails of the Southern Pacific rail
road through the town of Turner.
(It was of course the Oregon and
California railroad then.)
The Secret of Eugene's Success
THE city of Eugene has been very successful in the opera
tion of its municipally owned utilities. Back in 1908 after
a bad typhoid epidemic, the city bought the water system. It
started generating power to operate its pumps and from that
went into the power business until it now controls this dis-
. .tribution also and has recently completed a hydro plant on
the McKenzie. In the May number of "The Commonwealth
Review," a publication of the state university, there is a
history and description of Eugene's municipal enterprsies.
In view of Salem's contemplated purchase of the water
system, it is pertinent tr note that the secret attributed to
Eugene's success is the fact that it has expert management
imder a non-political board and the utility enterprise is kept
wholly separate from the rest of the city administration.
Iiere is what the author, F. M. Bennett, has to say respecting
There Is nothing mysterious about the success of municipal ownership at
-no and elsewhere. Neither is there anything- mysterious about the failure
f municipal ownership in many other ctttea. Moreover, It would bo as grossly
-rrunoua to assume that municipal ownership can be effectively substituted
ft r private ownership tn all dtiea as to assume that every man can be a suc-
et-js in Dusiness ior mmseiz.
"In ui;ene the administration of the water and newer ntilltlea la
1 1 rely separate from the other administrative offices. At tbe top ia the Water
fcoard, five men elated by the votcra, not appointed by the mayor or eooncU.
Ki-t all members are chosen at such election, and terms of offices nrm ar
ranged ao that the board at no time has a majority of now member. Receipts
ni eiirnuiiurvB mi tj lb ma way connected wuu outer receipts Sad expendi
tures of the city. Thus tbe political factor, which baa been the nemesis of so
Many publicly owned projects, Is effectively removed. The arrangement tor
election aivea stability to tbe board and makes for continuity of iuiuim.t
policies. Moreover, by e Derating aa a distinct unit there fm mo temptation no
possibility, in fact to divert the earnings of the tility to the geaeral coffers
f the city. The utilities are a separate business enterprise, operated as such
tn a business basis, paying their own way, and pasatnc en savings in the form
tower rates.
"For the operating? personnel, the Eugene Water board has always fol
lowed a policy ei ecanac tecBnieti aea tiring a tborotiih cngineerinc fi
Ritnciai or auminuurauve training, at a salary commensurate with the wnrk :
men who, with singleness of purpose, will gather tne facts and aswist in the
determination of sound policy based on the facts secured. The Sen-ice of such
men is indi sponsible in guarding, directing and operating tbe publicly owned
vtility. In thla connection, continuity of administration la eeaential. Siwh
continuity can only be achieved by freedom from political domlnaUon In for-
m.i:iin or general policy ana appointment 01 orncials,
"At Eugene the general superintendent, his engineers, and members of the
Iministrative staff, are equal in ability to those found anywhere In utilities
oV comparable size. The wisdom of this policy has been demonstrated over
an1 over again. From an operating and engineering standpoint, the Eugene
utilities are on a par with the best, either private or munlcipffl. Manaeement
Is the key note in the success of any business enterprise, and the municipally
. ...J .,.!!(, I. Mv i r a ...
Exhibit of Industrial Work
A SUBSCRIBER writes to ask why we did not comment on
the fine exhibit of school industrial art work which was
shown in the vacant room in the Johnson building last week,
Unfortunately for us, we didn t get to visit this exhibit
1 hough we passed the room several times, each time the en
try way was occupied by some transient hawker who was
surrounded by a crowd of gaping males. We caught a glimpse
of something in the window but didn't feel like making a
football rush to get through the crowd. Undoubtedly there
were times when the entry was clear but we missed connec
tions and didn t make a special trip to see the work.
We are gla dto quote what our correspondent says, and
to give cordial endorsement of this form of educational in
struction. Our informant writes :
"Just to see the array of drawings, printings, etc, on
the walls was worth the time. Then there were the annual
training work and mechanical drawings. When boys, some o:
them absolute failures at books, can turn out work such as
vas on display last week, they deserve credit and plenty o:
it. All those nice mahogany and walnut tables, lamps, cedar
chests, writnig desks, seats, stools and other incidentals cer-
tamly deserve mention."
From Other Papers
It comes as consilerable nf a
shock to learn that bosses in cer
tain lumber camps of the Pacifie
northwest have taken to lavinc
oat golf courses among the stumps
or me Cut-Over mountalnafdna
where their gangs have been
The resulting picture ia easr to
imagine: the heavy-fisted bull of
the woods, arrayed in golf knick-
rers. checkered socks and a form-
ritting sweater, waggles his golf
clnb in a clearing that only re
cently rang to the sound ot axes.
ana wnscks the elusive ball over
slopes where sweating lnmber-
acks toiled to bring ancient trees
down to the matted sod.
It is all very surprising, and
doubtless it is extremely signif
icant, la one way or another. At all
events. It would seem to Indicate
tnat tne horny-handed rough
necas or tradition are growing
tame at an anprecedented rate.
A lumber-Jack on a golf course!
Well, times do change. But there
are places where this bit of infor
mation ought to be received with
load cries of na belief.
Peddle It through the eld. cat
erer Michigan white pine country.
some aay, ana see wast response
yon get, Michigan knew the lumber-Jack
la tbe day whea he was
a sign and a potent tor the timid;
mm nay van no war aea like n
Trojan all winter long, rod the
logs down foaming rivers la the
springtime at high peril to his
unwashed neck, clung to one shirt
throughout his life" and wound nn
eacn annual drive with a two-fist
ed bartender that Jarred the whole
lower peninsula of the state.
The Pacific northwest knew
him In the same incarnation.
Washington and Oregon can re
member when the woodsman's one
great diversion was a semi-annu
al drunk that invariably ended tn
an epie fight a fight In which
steel-spiked shoes descended lusti
ly on brawny bodies, a fight ta
wucn eye-gouging and hitch-klck-
ing were accepted as perfectly
proper methods of offense, a fight
which like as not wolud tear down
a whole building and think noth
ing of it.
That is the lumber c. mp tradi
tion. But now golf courses!
sometmng nas changed, some
Rodyism is mora intimately in
terwoven witn onr past than we
usually think. The lumber-jack
was only one among many; sailor
cowboy, miner, longshoreman
steel worker all or these were
hairy-chested, rough-and-tumble
trades with no niceties or refine
Bat the old order does change,
and the lumber-jack is like the
rest of us. We seem to have lost
the frontier forever, somehow. It
they can build golf courses ad
jacent to lumber camps, onr riot
ons past has been eternally buried
Engine Gnard.
'On Sunday morning Jim came
in an said I had lost my last
chance. 'You've been obstinate
too long,' he said. 'Now take the
consequences. He wasn't ugly in
his manner. Just hard and cold,
like ice. 'I am going away to
day, he said, 'and I am not com
ing back. I shall go where I can
not be found, by detectives or
anybody else. Now here's what I
plan for yon. Von see this safe
There was a small Eafe in the
room, evidently put there to get
it out of the way, as it had noth
ing to do with the baby clothes.
In it I put the key to this room;
have a duplicate.'
"He put a key lu the safe and
then ha fiddled with the combin
ation, 31-17-8.' He showed me
just how to work it. 'But.' he said
as ha finished, 'it is a time lock
and you ean't open it until Wed
nesday that's the day it's set
" 'And I'm to stay here, until
Wedaesdayr I exclaimed, still
more mad than frightened.
'Yes,' he said, 'Rosa will leave
food for you. I'm sorry it must
be mostly eanned goods. But they
are the best quality. They were in
the pantry
'And Rosa brought in a lot of
cans of baked beans and sardines
and chicken and ham, and tins of
crackers and condensed milk and
bottled coffee; you know, that
nice kind that you take on board
steamer. Well. Rosa Diled all
the stuff on a table without a
word and started to leave me. I
grabbed her and offered her
money or anything if she would
iget me out. But she was too loyal
to Jim ana she wouldn't move a
linger to help me. She left two or
three can openers and corkscrews
and went away.
"I only saw Jim onr arW
that, jnst for a few minute ti
said, 'Remember you've brought
tais au on yourseir by being such
an obstinate little piece. You
haren't accomplished anviMne-
for I shall get away all right
"And Jnst then, I heard Rosa
whisper to him. The Double
tot" and he said, 'Yes, shut
Bp!" so I remembered that.
"Then ha said. 'Sorrv but t
have te have the electrlcitv and
the gas turned off. But I'll leave
the water on. I can't let you have
a light, you see. Remember, it's
all your awn fault, that you are
here The he went out of the
room, but h poked his head back
to say, ! hope the time lock works
all right. But it's a bit old and
ruiUy and maybe it won't. If not
"Ha shut the door and foMtml
it. and that's the last I saw or
neard of any human belnz. T
tried to be philosophical, and I
could have nulled through all
right if he hadn't said that about
the time lock being rusted. If that
didn t work. I was shut up there
in a living tomb, where no one
would ever think of looking for
me. I tried to amuse myself with
tne any things and the books
and the papers, but when It mt
dark Sunday night and I had no
light I gave out. I cried myself to
sleep and woke in a pitch-black
room, not knowing the time or
Rodney put bis arm around Em
ily and drew her closer to hint.
She smiled up at him, but said.
Mt me go on, I must get It
"Well, then," she said, "the
hard days began. I thought it was
sad enough when Jim and Rosa
were there, but-this awful soli
tude and silence were worse. And
the thought of that rusty time lock
got on ray nerves. Then one night
there was a terrific thunderstorm
and rm tro afraid ot thunder
storms. And once I heard a mouse
nibbling. And I'm terribly afraid
ot mice!"
She shivered all over, but went
bravely en.
"Of eourse, the thing that got
on my nerves worst was the fear
of that time lock. I tried to forget
it but I ooaldn't. Then one night
I ate some tomato soup and it was
spoiled or something, and I had
ptomaine poisoning, or I thougbt
had. Oh, I was so sick! And
that's about all, only the fright
and the Illness from the soup and
the fear of the old rock nearly
drove me insane!"
"They nearly did said Doctor
Eaton, looking very grave.
"And at last Wednesday came.
t thought the day would never
pass. I tried the lock a million
times for I didn't know at what
hour it would be freed. And when
it began to get dark and the safe
wouldn't come open, I fainted and
I dont know how long I lay on
the floor there in front of that
safe. But when I eame to, I tried
the combination once more and it
"I stumbled out of that room
and downstairs, somehow I don't
know how, and their front door
has a Yale lock, so 1 could open
that from the inside. I came out.
closed the door behind me, and I
managed to get over here, and
that's all.
Emily fell back against Rodney,
who, at a nod from the nurse, car
ried her straight back to her room
and laid her on the bed.
"Go away now, darling, Emily
said to .him. "I'll be better tomorrow."
The nurse put her back to bed,
and Aunt Judy came ap and pet
ted .her, and. her mind relieved of
its burden, Emily fell into a nat
ural and refreshing sleep at last.
"Now, for my part In this
drama," Fleming Stone's deep
voice was saying as Aunt Judy re
turned; "You have an heard who
is the man responsible for the
death ef his wife and for the ab
duction ef Miss Dnane. 1 will pro.
dees him snd let him speak for
And, handcuffed between tvo
Stalwart policemen, Jin Penning
ton was led into tbe reoss.
Tve nothing to say." he de
clared Insolently. ''You've got the
goods on me and I cant kelp my
self. But I don't have to talk."
"You don't have to." ssid Jen
nings, "but perhaps you'll tell
why you killed your wife."
"I was sick and tired of her,"
Pennington buret forth. "She was
no sort of wife for me. We were
always incompatible, and after the
death of the baby she was a neu
rotic. I couldn't stand her. And
that day there was such a good
chance, as I thought, I Just put an
tad to my troubles. All would
have gone well if Emily hadn't
happened along Just at that min
ate. But I couldn't have forseen
that, and so I did for ber as best
I could. I wasn't going to be
shown up by that minx, so I Just
shut her up till I could get away.
There was no danger of the time
lock's not working. I said that to
scare her, for she was so cocky
and so obstinate."
"What did you do with Rosa?"
said Jennings.
"I paid her off in New York
and let her go," said Pennington
snllenl. y
"Where were you hldingT
"On a ranch in the West, where
I thought nobody could ever find
me. I don't know yet how anybody
"It was this way," Stone ex
plained, suavely. "Your friend
Rosa let slip a word about Double
ynnt which Miss Duane caught and
remembered. As I happen to know
of tne Double U ranch, a small
ranch owned by one Ulysses Up-
dyke, I thought that's where you
were. I telegraphed the authori
ties near there, and that's how
they knew just where, to find you
and bring you here.
"I was also put on the right
track by Miss Duane'a insistence
in her delirium to 'get pen.' I felt
sure she meant 'get Peon and she
did. She has told me since. Then,
her aversion to the tomato soup
snd also her aversion to the baby
she saw in tbe hospital are ex
plained by her disordered mind's
retaining the memories ot the
soup that made her so m, and arso
the nursery, brought to mind by
the sight of the baby. It's a won
der her mind didn't really give
'way under the strain beoynd re
call." "It's a wonder mine hasn't giv
en way, having to live the life I've
lived," said Pennington, and
forthwith he began a tirade
against Paultne and her short
comings. "I didn't exactly mean
to pin the crime on Emily, but
you see family fought me like a
little tigress when I first tried to
take her to my house. If anyone
bad come along then it would
have been all up with me. But
once I had her under lock and key,
I was safe enough. Then I found
her fur and a bit of her necklace
on our living room floor, as a re
sult of her struggles, and when
I came over here that night later,
I Just pitched them over the
bridge to get rid of them."
"Then you were in at Wallace's
just as you said?"
"Of course, I was. And when I
was there, I had no intention of
committing a crime. But when 1
joined Polly on the bridge and she
began to rag me about Rosa
which was too silly; I detest Rosa
I just acted on impulse, hom
icidal mania I suppose it might be
called. And it Emily hadn't hap
pened along "
"Yon said that before." Jen
nings Interrupted him. "Come
along, Mrs. Pennington. I dont be
lieve these people want to see you
any more out I know some people
who do."
And still with a nonchalant, al
most jaunty air. Jim Pennington
was led away on the route that
has wo return.
"What gove you your first hint
of Penn's guilt f asked Pete of
Fleming Stone, who seemed in a
talkative mood.
"The use of that word, 'gul-
lery " Stone replied. "It's such
an unusual word, yet I knew I'd
heard It. Then I remembered It
was in one af Pennington's ear
ner plays. So that started me off.
Miss Wolcott has a complete set
ef his plays, and I verified it when
I was there. I felt sure that hoax
letter was merely to divert atten
teion from the real abductor, and
so it was. Pennington was very
clever, but when I went down to
New York snd fund he had gone
away without telling his bank his
address, and he had taken a lot
of money with him, I began te
think where he could have gone.
He didn't get a passport, so I
knew he was still In this coun
try, and I thought of a ranch as a
fine hiding place. Then when I
heard Miss Duane had mentioned
the Double TJ, I knew just where
to put my hand on him, and did,
through the medium of Uncle
Sam's troopers and police, forces.
"If there's nothing more yon
want to know. let's leave it till to
morrow. I'd rather celebrate to
8o they celebrated, for none ot
them had any very deep sympa
thy for Jim Pennington; they had
only room hi their breasts for
gUdness at Emily's return and re
And so therapeutic is happi
ness that before tbe evening was
i fast, Emily waa back again on
"As has been written before,
Uncle Charley never wore a coat.
He also said that as a boy in
Virginia he was nine years old
before he ever had any clothing
but a tow shirt. He believed
light weight clothing was con
ducive to good health and longev
ity. His ripe old age of 87 speaks
louder than words in his defense.
"Mr. Benson was lucky in the
selection of his donation land
claim, and as the years went by
he prospered. After many years,
when steel rails united the east
with the west and traveling waa a
pleasure compared to the way he
had come out west, he made a
trip back to his old home in Illi
nois. Clad ia a new blue drilling
shirt and a pair of trousers made
Of good strong material, bought
far the occasion, and with his re
turn ticket and $700 tucked away
In a pocket on the inside of his
shirt, he set out. Being a very
sociable man, it was not long un
til lie made friends with the con
ductor and brakeman as well as
tbe passengers in his car. His
wife had provided him with a gen
erous lunch box, but after this
became depleted he had to look
about for something to eat. This
was in the 'good old days' ot the
eating bouses along the route, in
stead ot the palatial dining cars
that followed later oh. Evn in
those days some lunchroom pro
prietors were a little careful as
to the habits of their patrons, and
when Untie Charley presented
himself in all the glory of his new
shirt, but coatless,, the proprietor
barred the door with his srm,
saying he could not enter his din-1
& - ill. . . . e
tug room wiiuoui cui.
"Uncle Charley was nonplussed
This was something new te him.
Never before had he been refused
a meal anywhere he had applied.
He argued that he did not have
a coat, but was no tramp. He
even showed his precious seven
hundred; but the restaurant man
was obdurate and Uncle Charley
went back to his day coach, a
wiser and a madder man. By
that time the train was on its
way again, but Uncle Charley was
hungry and his dignity had been
offended. When his new friend,
the conductor, came along and
heard about the treatment he had
received, he assured him that it
would come out all right after all
and be would see if tie could not
get him something to est.
"In taosa days even raurouu
trains were not in so much of a
tiurrv sa thev are today. The
mad rush had not yet attacked
the Ameaican people, so this con
ductor telegraphed ahead to the
next available place to navs tae
very best meal they could get
ready for a men without a coat
to eat, when the train stopped.
Sere enough, the meal was ready
and Mr. Benson sat tn his shirt
Bleeves all alone In the dining
room and ate to bis heart's eon
tent, white tbe train wsited, un
der the conductor's orders.
e Is
"Uncle Charley was endowed
with the rare quality of being a
good story teller. He alee had
much histrionic ability and this
made him a welcome visitor at all
tbe settlers' homes, as well as tbe
chief entertainer, wherever the
men of hisday congregated. His
satire, directed at the opposing
political party (be was a staunch
republican), always found ready
listeners, because of the rare wit
with which it was Interspersed.
"Even down to . his old age be
never rode when, he coald walk.
It has been told of this old man
that even when he knew bis wife
was hitching up the mules to
drive to town, be would start out
and go the whole way on foot,
perhaps arriving there ahead of
"Uncle Charley lived to see
most ot his pioneer neighbors
gathered to their fathers. One by
one they passed on and when his
time came it found him ready at
the age of 87. He died oa
8, 1902. two years after his ,;i7
tan wife had passed on. li' "
buried beside her in the Whitn, v
Hobson cemetery, near SubiinVv
Marion county, Oregon." ' "'
To the city council:
By all means, vote unani.i
ly for the vacation of the MUb
end of Trade, street, in order i. at
the paper company may hu
room for Us contemplated expan
sion. S
It will meaa the rebuilding l(f
one of the first paper making ma
chines installed, in order that u
may be up to date, and turn out
a quality product. The new mon
ey that will hare to put in will
mean, for making the machine
over, for building and other im
provements. $100,090 to $120
000. -
W hat Is more important, it will
mean about 50 more employees
in the mill, which wUl take about
the same number of additional
men in supplying pulp wood. etc.
That Is 100. Count five in the
family of each worker, and that
will mean an addition of about
500 directly to the population of
Salem. Indirectly, that nieaua
another 600. That is the war
such industries work in bulldin?
towns and cltiea.
The Bits man helped In the
original fight for the vacation of
streets for the paper mill. The
mill came at a time when the
country was torn with war. Sa
lem was losing population: busi
nesst was poor. This mill put
Salem on the up grade. Its com
ing has bee nthe chiefest factor
in adding 10,000 to the popula
tion of this city and its suburbs
in the last 10 years. More than
any other one thing, it has helped
Salem's business stability for
the converting plant on Front
street is child ot this mill.
Forget about the cinders, etc
They are to be eliminated. That
is in the plans.
Think twice; forget prejudices,
and not a vote will be cast against
the street vacation. Nor ought a
single Salem citieen think of de
nying the reasonable request.
Salem has room for (and pros
pects of) at least three more
paper mills, in city and suburbs.
How many of the three will soon
come if this vacation is denied, or
even if the proposition has a sin
gle councilman's negative vote?
A Problem
Fop You For Today
What will It cost to dig a ditch
S feet wide. 15 feet deep, and 75
yards long, at 60c a cubic yard?
Answer to Yesterday's Problem
3 hrs. Explanation Smith can
unload H in 1 hour, both (-6 In
1 hour. Subtract V4 from 5-6.
Jones does 1-3 in 1 hour, or 3
hours to do all.
Vibbert Todd. local electrical
dealers, announced Friday that
they had signed a lease with O. F.
Johnson for the east room in his
store building on State street, the
lease to become effective July 1
and to extend for ten years. The
firm Is now located In the Hughes
building at High and Ferry
"We felt that our business had
expanded until we were forced
to have a very central location."
said C. A. Vibbert, in making the
announcement Friday. "In a short
time we will add the Majestic re
frigerator to the Majestic radio
line we now handle."
The main store room space will
be used 'for display and office pur
poses while tbe basement will be
equipped to handle tbe mjotor re
pair work whieh is one of the
specialties ot the store. Entrance
to this department can be gained
from a rear basement exit which
is adjacent to an alley.
Vibbert Todd started In the
electrical business is Salem ta
June li.
Fred Erlxon is handling the re
construction work in the room
preparatory te the new firm's us
ing it. An entirely new front is
to he used (a the room.
the sofa by Rodney's side, making
new plans tor the postponed wed
ding ceremony and for the wed
ding trip.
"We wont have such a dressy
wedding." Emily decreed, "and
we won't seed the services of old
Spinka, but we do want an hon
ored guest who wasn't Invited be
fore, Mr. Fleming Stone."
And with his best bow Stone ac
cented the Invitation.
Dividend Case
Hearing Is Set
Word was received here Fri
day by A. A. Schramm, state su
perintendent of banks, that the
circuit court at Astoria, has fixed
July 14 as the date for a hearing
on bis petition fer the) release of
a 0 per cent dividend in the liq
uidation involving the- Astoria
Savings Bank, defunct.
The dividend amounts to ap
proximately $600,000 In claims
filed by depositors. It has been
tied up by litigation la whieh some
of the depositors sought to be de
clared preferred claimants. The
federal and state coqrts previous
ly held for Mr. Sehrsmm.
(AP) William Wilson Cook,
corporation lawyer, whose gifts to
the University of Michigan are
said to have exceeded $5,000,000
died Wednesday at his summer
home at the age of 72.
Dispatches received here today
said 21 police ot the state of Par
abyba were killed yesterday in an
engagement with Brazilian rebels
near Agna Branca. The rebels cap
tured a large supply ef arm and