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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1931)
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Vol. 81, No. 1
Salem. Oregon Saturday Mqrninc, March 28, 1931
SALEM REWARDS VISION OF 1851
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. PRFME COURT BUILDING AT RIGHT. BOTH "ARE
JCST EAST OF THE CAPITOT, BUILDISO AND ARE
BETWEEN STATE ASV COURT STREETS.
THE HAJTOATt- AT THE - SALEM- AIRPORT1 SHOWN AT
LOWER LEIT. IN THE CENTER-18 THE WAITE
MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN IN WlLI.SON PARK. TO THE
RIGHT IS PARRISH" JUNIOR -HICH -SCHOOL.
Iff THE CENTER IS AW AIRPLANE VIEW OF SALEM
A3 IT NOW APPEARS. FLANKED BY A VIEW OP
THE CAPITOL AND AN INTERIOR VIEW Ol THE
EL8INORE THEATRE. i
THE STATESMAN LOOKS BACKWARDAND THEN INTO THE FUTURE!
WHAT will the next 80 years bring? Above all else they will
bring change, transition, development. The cumbersome, te
dious, in some ways ludicrou progress we have chronicled in the
past, will be described again. We chuckle now at the Tiger fire
crew of the decades gone; 80 years from now our laborious cars of
today, our golf clubs, short skirts and Rotarians will seem" so odd,
so remote so time-tarnished. ' ' 1 ;
But the 80 years of Oregon history The Statesman has chron
icled,' leaves no question that the equal distance ahead compared
with that we have traveled, will see more rapid progress, far great
er population, the continued diversity of occupation with manufac
ture slowly, surely augmenting agriculture.
Evenly more : trenchant is the call of the west of 1931 than
the west of 1851 ; then there were the long plains to traverse, hard
rivers to cross, the; Indians to replace, and rude pioneering to be
done. Today a greater population still seeks the west a west of
continued opportunity. Here the allure of youth is yet present.
Here nature has been most generous. Farther on into the sun is
the Orient," potential commercial neighbor for coming generations.
The Statesman at 80 is an old man, seeing visions of what f our
score years has brought to pass.-The; Statesman at 80 is a young
man, dreaming dreams 'of greater realizations in the f pur score
years which shall make the next span. Aged, but youthful, this
realized anomaly of perpetual youth from venerable age, makes
possible better service for1 this newspaper in its tomorrows.' -