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The OREGON STATES31AN, Salem, Oregon, Friday Morn in?. December &, xgau
"No Favor Sways Vs; No Fear Shall Awe"
From First Statconaa. Hare 28, 1851
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SUFSCBIPTION RATES: !
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Suadar. 1 Mo. t rents: S Mo.. $1.25 Mo. S3.2S: 1 year $.. Else
where eents per Mo. or S5.ee lor 1 year In advance.'
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Copy I cents. On trains and News Stands ft cents.;
1 Employment of
T17HAT about, hirin married women for teachers,- any-
11 -m a a ' - -rr . Jil 1 V
TT way r supennienaeni
rating of efficiency and are cheaper to hire, so that s the
reason twenty-five per cent of the teachers employed in the
' Salem schools are married women, half of whom; it is esti
mated, have husbands who are
ily. The first reason is quite Sughly debatable;-and tne
second not very commendable..
. Are married teachers Tetter than unmarried teachers?
The claim is that the unmarried teacher has her. mind set
on other things too much -beaus , and . parties ; and social
life. Pei-haDs. but what about. married women? They have
: homes to think about, and
have children who have colds
fnca "Marri! vnmm Vnnw
..''.. , A. Mi .
mgnt to stair ainner, or mar. gnesw wui ne ia lor uvet
night. So their iminds are not as completely devoted to their
school work' as may be imagined. Unfnarried teachers on
the other hand, until such time as they may fall in love,
usually give their whole attention to their jobs. As a rule
they do not even prepare their own meals or do their own
laundry. Some social diversions they are entitled to; and it
is doubtful if they do as many parties as the married wom
en who have clubs and social affairs to attend. There: is a
- lot of argument on both sides of the question on which
class is most devoted to the work. There is the unmarried
woman teacher, who is most eager to leave the profession
for matrimony; and there is the married! woman; to whom
. the job is just extra luxury money. On the other hand there
are unmarried women who are fully consecrated to the pro
fession; and married women who bring hgh devotion and
a certain maternal sympathy to the work.
The superintendent is right in regarding ; employing
teachers as the selection of those best qualified rather than
passing around jobs. The chief consideration is the welfare
of the school and the pupils; and a given vacancy should
be filled by choosing the applicant who is best qualified.
But the marriage status ia a matter1 to consider; and
it is a. mistake to load up the system too heavily with mar
Tied women teachers. It is' easy for "the married woman,
- who resides in the town to hang onto Jier job past her time
of real usefulness. When qualifications are virtually equal
it would seem that the teacher who is dependent on ; her
own. earnings should be employed in preference to one who
is not so dependent. -' L- - : :; . i :
The time is past when a hard-boiled i rule may, be laid
rlnwn barrinor married women from etnnlovment: but . In
times of unemployment like the. present it is easy to direct
criticism at married women who are working and keeping
unmarried women and even men from -jobs,. The burden
t proof ought to be on the married woman who is not de
jwndent on her own. earnings to justify her election to or
retention m a position. j
Albany Seta Pace.l
THE Albany Democrat-Herald . finds cause for congratu
lation in the fact, that linn county has no bonded or
warrant debt. The city of
ionds and keeping its city warrants virtually paid up. The
' ' Albany school district has for years operated on a cash
I basis save for, very brief intervals between tax paying per-
kxra, and is cutting down its
There is genuine cause
it helps keep the tax levy at
-out for interest, and the credits of the .various municipal
corporations is kept A-l.
Albany has been more
than other cities of the Willamette valley in that its growth
has not been so rapid as Salem, Eugene or. Corvallis. These
other cities have had to expand or enlarge their school , and
: other facilities to take care
tions, while in Albany the growth has been steadier, with
out entailing such financial
Even so, such a good condition of finances could not
be maintained without good management on . 'the part of
county, city and school district. The agitators for public
improvements can always think o excuses, for going, deeper
la debt; and Linn county-has. been more successful, than
most places fn measuring its zeal for improvements1 by, its
probable income. The Democrat-Herald is fully -justified in
S raising; the public officials who without undue frugality,
aye made such a good record administering the public
finances in that community.- ' - i j : :
TIi poMIe lerrlca coaiiaissloa has re4aeed raia ffrelfnt rates
tvtaty per cent. This it another arxament la taTor ef aboUaninc
aa commission. It should hare reduced all rate one hundred-par
sent. Nothing less -rUl satlsXy the Firtlasji eresslns papara. '
' Ona would nerer thiak that a Ood-fearlax town Ilka CorralUs
-roald hara a bansj-np city bootlesxers' m amd a.kUUac or two.
The trouble seems to hara been jut prohlbittoa but tbe laek ot pro-
Treasurer Kay gires out a report showing Oregon cities are
la debt OTer teyenty-flya mlUiona. Wa didn't know they were that
rich.' -.v. ; - :
But those debts tell part ot the story why the people are poor.
Here's an Item that's no longer news: the Asttria paper mill
project was adjudicated .bankrupt Monday. The stockholders found
that out two years ago, . . , . ,
The New York supreme court
order" diTorces. There should be
" Do women arold haying babies because they hare so msny
parties to attend; or do they attend parties bees use they hare so
few babies- to attend? t ; -
Saretar-e nf A rrlnltnr. tt.ji. v.. .... ii.li
Florida Keys. That's the way the
wwi ywn wuner
ElecUons orer, football season
aa Sr Saea eas saaa A sa 6 V ea A 1 s mw ea vevs asl
me mm way
a tin ILJlLVJSrii:
nmr e vwa vaMV W Attest 1 II ftaw WSBSSJSsW
.-a2! .1V!5! I"d-
. . , . ''Saaaasasssaaseaea I "
Prof. Albert Einstein la. coming to rialt JLmeftea. Hla name
saeana -one stela." Now mao roar o - . . v .m 8
Married "Women ; , .
xiug says mey nave a iuuw
earning income for the fam
husbands, And some of them
and wear holes in their stocK-
trtv have tn hniTV home at
i ' A - 111 t
Albany is rapidly reducing Its
outstanduag bonds steadily.
for f gratification in this since
a low rate, money . does not go
fortunate (or less fortunate)
of. greatly increased popula
burdens. - ?
has knocked out Mexican "mail
some plan to stop 'snail order
tarmera ought to get rellet from
m jrtorMa or soutnern cauiornia.
closed. "What's left In the Way
taa society scandals, of course.
now- W of paint to
W to do a samaster-s
Dy ILfLCcpelasd, ILTX.
Tteeently I eallad at a ehrmiag'
noma where a . baby of - seven
month was the eentre of house
It waa a aweet
ibaby, but Terr.
very pale. The
vt a irritable
and ars visi
ble evidence of
- It teat
the causa of
state of health.
Bat it desaanda
caret al a t a d y
may result In disaster. ' - ,
Certain rules about ' feeding
hare been laid down by the doc
tors. One of these relates to taa
frequency of the meals. In gen
eral, the ags of the baby la the da-
termlnlatv factor. ijr'i;- ,
Bat-are aloae cannot be ac
cepted aa the sole teat of the, fre
quency or : the richness -of . the
feedings. iTbere Is but one ' re
liable test., that ia the babr ttaetf.
Ualeaa- there Is nninterupted la
crease In weignt. somethina; - Is
wrong, either with the quantity
and quality of the milk, or with
the underlying state of health. k
For some reason tnis jnotner
had Tecently lengthened the per
iod between feedings from- three
hours to four hours. As I view it,
the strength and rigor of the
child were not sufficient to Jus
tify a . limitation In the quantity
of food. . With fewer feedings
Sere was not enough nourish'
ent. ' . i i. " :. ,
Before the new ; eating time
name -this baby was rarenonsly
hungryT Naturally it Jumped t
the bottle and went at its feeding-
so energeticaUy that the mffk waa
taken too rapidly. It swallowed
a lot ot air aa it gulped down its
food. - No wonder the baby -was
uncomfortable and nnhapr. .
This Is not the way to feed a
baby. It should be - done just
right, or it la all wrong.
The rubber nipple la , Impor
tant. If the nipple Is too long,
it . will press against the roof of
the month and cause ragging. The
particularly important thing,
however, ia to hare the opening
the right alze. -? -
When the bottle la filled and
the nipple , is applied, turn ; the
bottle bottom side vttp. It . the
milk runs out in a stream, the
opening in the nipple Is too large.
The milk should drop, readily.
out not new. - .- i
If the onenine la laree. - the
food Is taken too rapidly. It
should require twenty minutes to
empty the bottle. Bapld feeding
may result in colic, indigestion
and TOmiting. Undernourishment
Is certain to follow.
Of Old Oregon
Tewav Talks frean Tbe Btatee
JBMnt Oar Fathers Bead
Dec S, 105 v :-v.
The most gigantic system ot
land frauds touching Oregon has
been unearthed through efforts
of Oswald West, state land agent.
A gang of operators sold forged
certificates to state school Xatfds,
these papers all bearing carefully
executed forged signature of W.
BOdeU, clerk of the land board
until January. 1900. Extent of
the operations is said to be great.
Work on the electric line
through Grand Ronde valley is
under way, a gang of "Japanese
laborer hariaa;- been aent from
LaGraade to that point to begin
the grading operatlona.
A quiet. rote marked the elec
tion of city aldermen -held yes
terday. Winners by warda were:
first, R. E. Downing;; second. T.
Q. Haaa; third. Alonso Gesner:
fourth, W. L Low; . fifth, George
H. Jacobs; sixth. E: C. ChurehtU.
seventh. John. Bayne. Bayne was
the only democrat elected. :
Mis. Bessie Smith won the
house and lot offered as first
prise In a . subscription . contest
sponsored by the SUteaman. Mies
Nellie Derby took second place
and Jiisa Delphine Corn oyer
The lfarloa 'cennty Sunday
school eonrantlea elected the fol
lowing, efricers: W. C Prise. Sa
lem, president: Tl H. Naff. Salem
secretary; - Mrs. Laura R. Os
borne, treasurer. , .
A farm roller ' I ft. long ' and
224 ft. tn. diameter will pass over
how much surface ia 100 revolu
tions? Today's - answer tomor
row. Yesterday's answer; father,
2T; son 3. : I .--
North Howell ! i
NORTH HOWELL. Dec 4 A
pleasant surprise party was given
Monday evening in honor of Miss
Doris Bickard at the home of her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. 8. C Bick
ard.:'.;,, . . f. -
The occasion was Miss Doris
thirteenth birthday and a Jolly
evening was spent playing games.
Those invited to the party In
cluded EUen Vinton, Luetic Walt
man, Lois Coomler, Cells Jeffer
son Myrtle Kurre, Evelyn Coom
ler, Carl and Paul I Lagan Wayne
Wiesner, Edward Bhubert, John
Coomler, Anton Woelke, Ray
mond Jefferson, Dee ' ' Brooks,
Warren ; McPheetera. . Clarence
and. Glen Riekard. Ernest Pick
ens, Stanley Vinton. Alice Riek
ard, Margaret ' Woelxe; and : the
guest of honor, Doris Riekard.
. Delicious refreshmenta were
served during the evening by Mrs,
Lucy Riekard assisted by her sis
ter, Mrs. Jessie Coomler.
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So here they were, eating and
sleeping and sitting within, the
little space ot the- hotel while
flowers bloomed patches of gold
and purple and scarlet near
enough to smell .them on the soft
little wind that came down from
the mountains, wnue waterfalls
pounded - (yon could hear them
in the quiet ot the night) and
thin, curly trails wound their
almost - Invisible - way v beyond . the
low-lying trees; beyond the bare.
painted rocks, . to the pinnacles
of distant Jagged peaks.
'As comfortable a home as
any man. ever 'had, Aunt Ellie'a
cracked, whining voice went on,
biting acidly into Louise's
thoughts, "and the best mattress
in the world. Cnrly. white hair,
picked : oyer once a year, i mind
yon, and he prefers a. hospital
cot! So I said to myself, WeH,
Joseph Watson I said, 'if it's
money you want to spend, I can
help yon, aame as I've helped
yon aare all these years.
"Yes. Aunt ElUe.H And watch
ing one khaki dad, laughing
group. after another mount atu&
dy mulea. and rangy, sure-footed
mountain liorses - and go riding
oft into the leafy distance, Lou
isa felt, more poignantly than
ever before, that life waa indeed,
going off without her. Here.
with beauty, adventure, romance
almost within reach of her . fin
ger tips, she had to. ait rocking
on : a i porch with an old lady.
Her : very muscles ached f- with
cramped longing, her sliar feet.
planted so -firmly and . precisely
in their neat brown,, slippers.
itched, to go. She wanted to ran
screaming and panting, after ev
ery laughing, outgoing party with
slickers and lunches strapped on
their -aaddlee. -Wait wait for
me! Take me take me, too!'
But being Louise, accustomed
to giving way to mad. longings.
she sat, a pleasant enoogh pic
ture in fresh rose colored linen
and . slick, satiny ' Jrown hair.
rocking on the veranda, being
"nice" to Aunt ElUe. Exerting
herself to be still nicer, so-that
Aunt EUle would not notice-that
when a dusty ranger with twink
ling ' bine eyes stamped up - the
stairs and -swung into the lobby,
Nancy got up and followed.
From Ore to six, blessed hear
Annt Elite . took - ber nan.
Rest. she called it. To hear her
talk she never slept. Louise clos
ed the communicating- door soft
ly naw, to ahat oat the - resoand
lng . snores and wondered tf aha
had time to take a walk before
dinner. ' - . .'. '
-Lou.'. darling. Is that yout"
Nancy poked - a rnbbeiveappad
head and a wet, rose-leaf shoul
der out of the. bathroom shower J
"Oh. Lon I've met him. He's)
wonderful. Tm olng over to the
camp bonfire with, him tonight.
Lardy. I'm glad we came. This is
a wonderful place. Aunt Ellle
lsnt such a total loss. Lon, dear,
lend me- your new flesh chiffon
stockings T Mine have run or
somethiag. I've got. so much to
tell you. Keep Aunt Ellle off of
me tonight and 111 make It up to
yon tomorrow, - cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die.
- CIIAPTEir; XU.
"He'sa aranger. His name
Decatur; Roger Decatur."
"Roger Decatur," Louise
plained patiently. . -
"Decaturf Did you say Decat
ur T That's all I can make out
of it. Aunt Ellie. after me
eonraea ; and two desserts, ' waa
befuddled with food. She spoke
Tory loudly, and one or two be
lated diners turned and smiled.
"Eh, Lon begged piloting her
throng the little tables of the
dining zoom ' back to the mast
comfortable jehair In the lobby.
"EUa! 'They'll -heart wr- Nancy
and her rancer were walking- out
"If It's his name." Aunt EUle
said severely, "he shouldn't be
ashamed to near it spoken, I
dont know what Kitty would
aay abent ' thlsv taking , np with
strange men." -
"He isn't a stranger, auntie,
Nancy met him this afternoon.
It'a quite all light. Mama would'
n't mind. She'd, be glad Nancy
waa going to hare a good time.1
A piercing stare. "Oh, If you
would also like to leave me to
hare A GOOD TIME
"Oh7, no. Aunt Ellie. Of course
' Aunt Ellle, - bar suspicions
aroused, wasn't easy to placate.
It was a real rescue when some
new. arrirals surrounded with
bellhops and lugage, came blink
ing Into the light from the dark
ness outside and fell upon her
with little cries and gasps of de
light. - "i. -
"Papa, it'a Mrs. Watson! How
do yon DOT", , .
"Well, Mrs. Watson.' this Is a
surprise. A pleasure Indeed!"
"How do yon DO," Mrs. Wat
son?" ; ;'!.-r"i----'
"How do yoa doT Isn't It
BEAUTIFUL tonight? We had
the grandest trip In -we : made
it in SIX hours!"
: The Porters, inama, papa and
daughters, Gladys and . Elsie,
were distant connections of Un
cle. Joseph's.: Simple, good-natured
golk, who toadied to DEAR
Mrs. Watson, and were overcome
at the thought of actually meet
ing her , nieces, the Hollenbeck
girls, who were "in society."
Annt Ellie ; presented Louise.
"And to ttynk we never , met
yon before, Mrs.; Porter cried,
scarlet with 1 pleasure," flower
trimmed toque over one ear. "Oh
went It be nice tor Essie and
Gladys that you are here!"
. Essie and . Gladys, stocky,
earnest young- women with flat
heels and mannish sailor hats,
"And where la Miss Miss
Nancyf - - a
"Out with a beau, said Aunt
EUle, dourly. ? "
: "The Utheeled sisters titter
ed sympfphetlcany. ? . '
- "Girls will be girls, obsenred
Mr. Porter playfully, and pinch
ed plump Essie's ear. As yet his
girls, twenty and. twenty-two re
spectively, had not been, troubled
with beaux, but he expected it
to atart In any time.
. "We're traveling In the bis;
ear. The big i car! f Mrs. Porter
hurried oa. breathlessly. "There's
room for seven. jSorea, comfort
ably, lent that fine, papa, us
fonr and you- three! Room tor
alL We can go all orer the val
ley and see ' the ' eights. Bridal
Veil FaUe. and aU! . -
"That'll be nice;? Annt Eltie
said, and smiled. . Riding . in the
Porters'- ear, ; burnina; ' thn Port
cheaper than payrag- to ride in a
slght-aeeina: bra. Yisionlng in
expensive, pleasures to come, she
chattered' good-naturedly with
Lou., after the others, bag and
baggage, had gone to their room.
"Everything's working out fine."
she- said, and" when she flnaUy
went yawning to. bed she didn't
aay a word about Nancy still
out with the ! ranger. .
' The Porters, one and all;-were
charmed with the prettiest Hol
lenbeck . gJrL "Not a bit stuck
up" they decided.
Che- had exclaimed ever Mrs.,
Porter's - old fashioned : diamond
tings, . set high up oa little
prongs, : from ' her short, reddish
hands. And shook her head sym
pathetically while Mr. Porter
told about the brewery business
he used to have, and how wines
and liquors undermined the mor
ale of agnation, but beer! Beer
was good for the stomach I And
borrowed Essie's cucumber cream
and gave Gladys some of her
pink nail powder. It was so easy
for. Nancy to be nice to every-one-when
aha waa happy.
I She was happy now Gay and
lovely and beloved. In. bar alag
ia eieart tbee wee ceea tar
even, tbe daU, plodding Porters.
. Jack Beamer aent six new nov
els and an Immense tin of spe
cial chocolates. He sent a letter
too, a fat rambling letter that
began "My precloua little girl,'
and ended "With a thousand
kisses from your-lover. Jack."
The letter scared her a little,
but it thrilled her, too. It made
the quick -color mount to her
soft, apricot colored! cheek 1 and
pleasant little tingles chase each
other up and down her spine.
There wasn't a doubt about it,
Jack Beamer waa in love, i Ter
ribly in love. He had broached
the subject of divorce to his wife
and she had agreed it was inevit
able. "I ahall probably have her
talked Into going up to Reno by
September," he wrote. "Then
three months and you'll be my
Christmas present to myself."
Married to Jack Beamer be
fore the new year J . . thinking
of that ... building on that kept
her. front caring too; much while
Lon. fussed over a i letter from
mama, complaining that papa
wasn't very well; and that unless
Aunt EUle loaned t them some
money, the electric! refrigerator
would have to go back, that was
all there waa to it, and i they
weren't to order anything from
La Ville de Tarts without ' con
sulting papa first, because there
had been a very ugly letter about
the credit.. . j -
Lying In bed beside Lou "in
the darkness, with; the cool,
sweet mountain air caressing her
cheek, ahe thought about M with
mounting excitement. Mrs. Jack
Beamer! No more reading, menus
Thrift, one of the most im
portant elements of character
has been present in the make
up I of every person who
through individual effort has
made a financial success of
Would you start
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-By R. J. HENDRICKS
rimiaiae the atorr began
yesterday, of some high lights of
the We of JL H. Corey, la charts
et the Ealsm water system : I
waa in turn head of the cuy en
glneer'a office In Salt Lake City
oa design of water supply dams
and pipe- linen, extensive parlax
and sewers; then civil engineer
for the Utah Light and Railway
company rebuilding 100 miles of
street ..rsjlway, new shops, car
barns, improvements' to existing
hydre-eUctrle .pi ante r and plana
for n'new water power -plant:
than two. more yeara were spent
iabuUdlnx the Tintlc sSrer lead
smelter and 11 miles of narrow
gauge mountain railway located
about 1 e miles- eouth ot Salt
Lake. City , at 7000 .feet eleva
tion." ' .
"Some of the interesting char
acters I met in those days in
Utah, would have made a real
wild west thrlUer for the movies.
There was St, John who had been
U. S. deputy marshal in the nine
ties when the U.-B.ngovernment
was arresting prominent Mor
mons for polygamy.
Another was Tom Slade, who,
some of . you may : recall, was
brought from Tasmania to fight
John L. Sullivan at ; New Or
leans. We had him appointed
deputy sheriff at Tihtie to clean
up the rough element -that always
f oUowed a big construction Job.
He made a thorough Job of It
and. did not need a JalL Then
there was young MeneUck. a col
ored boy. who acted as interpret
er for a Greek gang. Ha waa well
educated and said to be a neph
ew ot King MeneUck : ot Abyssin
ia. He was known as a remittance
man and received a small month
ly, money order from that coun
try. Ha greatly i desired- tourlde
my saddle horse which rode cow
pony style with its head down.
When he rode this horse, he pull
ed its head up like he would have
an Arabian horse at home, with
the result that we picked him up
muttering-. 'What fool was it that
said .A borse, a horse, my king
dom for' a horse! ! -
"Prom Utah I went to Tacoma
with a former associate to have
charge or the hydraulic design - of
the Nisqually power plant that
you may. see-down in the canyon
from the road leading up to Mt.
Rainier; then to Portland in
charge of the construction of the
No. 2 Bull Run pipe line for city
water supply. We thought it was
completed quickly In two years,
for . the first had required more
than three years, but a short
time ago the third pipe line was
built in a year.' Construction
methods are improving very rap
idly. - - rv;
"Then I entered more definite
ly into the water works field In
both operation and construction,
with five water systems la east
ern Washington, that were pur
chased, alonr with electric prop
erties, by. the Pacific . Power and
Light company. 8omehow X found
time also to work on the rebuild
ing of the Yakima gas plant and
various design work of electric
power plants. .
''Next I landed at Coos bay as
general manager of I the water
system, and at various times as
backwards then, no more dyeing
and ripping and making orer.
No more choosing ot things that
would be good atyle next year
and WEAR WELL! f 1
(To be continued) i
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ra wi i
" - -
iAj constructive ! gift
j. for every child
girl on the "thrif t r5ad W
success? j .
Give them United States Na
tional Gift Savings rAccounta
for Christmas along-with th
other presents you ateT2an
ning to hang on their Christ
mas tree. One ; dollar (c?
more) opens an account.
your, boy oxf
. Gslcra, Oregon
tnnxiiD. CTATE3 national Groxjij
side Issues I was connected with
a dredging company, a saw mill,
a veneer plant, and a ship yard. X
came back from Washington, D.
C, la HIT With a shipbuilding
contract that looked huge to my,
associates, and to myself. X ad
mit, as we had then only an of
fice la which to build four ships.
The shipyard was built and ten
hulls were launched before the
doae of the war to provide the
'bridge ot ships to France that
the government deaired. Unfor
tunately the. wooden ships were
poorly designed for even emer
gency ' war - use, and peace time
found the wood fleet .largely rot
ting in the harbors. '
' ''It might be ot Interest also to
say that X was on the school -board
at Marshfield, In order that
I may pass some roses to Charles
Howard, our fellow Rotarlan and
itate superintendent of schools.
Our school needed a new super
intendent. We bad three names
which were being considered. I ,
was sent by the board to Eugene,
where Charles was then acting
superintendent of schools, to in
vestigate him. I called on mem
bers ot the Eugene school board
ahd .many cltlsens. I visited sev
eral of the . school buildings and
talked to the teachers. Although
I had not met Charles, I was soon
convinced we wanted him and
might have to raise our expected
salary offer to obtain his serylcee
in order, to prevent his being re
tained In . Eugene. We did per
suade him to come to Coos bay.
and certainly his motto was then
and is now "He profits most who
serves best. .
''About three ' years ago the
Oregon-Washington Water' Ser
vice company, bought the Coos
bay water system and brought me
back into' engineering again for
the various plants owned by the
company in Oregon and Washing
ton. Incidentally X was pleased to
transfer my Rotary membership
from Coos bay to Salem at that
time. I hope that we may finish
the Salem filter plant, upon
which construction was so sud
denly suspended last May! A very
large sum had already been spent
but, like most water works expenditures.-
the construction that
far was largely out of sight in a
deep pit. but when finished above,;
street level will be a beautiful
structure ot which the city will
be proud. Needless to say that its
design from a modern, efficient
fUter standpoint was passed upon
by experts both with the company
"As a profession, engineering
Is most certainly worthwhile for
those who enjoy the creation of
new things. The romance ot en
gineering ia seen in the tremen
dous progress In civilization dur
ing our life time, which exceeds
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