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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem. Oregon, Friday Morning. April 10, 1931
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Reactions on the Game Board
lOWNS which have men to be placed on the new game
the selections made by the governor,
with an apparent sincerity that goes Deyona mere nomc
town loyalty. The Bend Bulletin remarks that "Dr. Vande
vert is an enthusiastic sportsman . . . the ideal person for
the position." It further remarks: "With the commission
newly constituted of such an admirable group we r may
expect to see a fine administration of game affairs.
The Baker Democrat-Herald describes the Baker
appointee, Carl Sflven, as Man aggressive alert, public-spirited
citizen who should represent this section with distinction.
Moreover he was clearly entitled to recognition from the
administration for his valuable services during the cam
paign.! . ' . , I
For the men who are displaced however the home-town
papers are a bit mournful. The Eugene Register-Guard
takes note that David Evans was the last Lane county hold
er of a state; office. The Klamath Falls Herald, original
Meier booster, weeps copious tears over the dropping of
Harry Poole, saying: "Without exception officers of the
Klamath county sportsmen's association and the Izaak Wal
ton league charge the governor with a rash and unwarranted
act. ' ' ' - i ' " '
Base ingratitude is further alleged, because of the five
displaced men "Harry Poole was the only one who was out
spoken and active .in behalf of the Meier campaign for gov
ernor. . - , : . '
The Herald is wrong when it says of the wholesale dis
missals: "Not one man familiar- with the functions of the
department is left as a nucleus of a new commission. Cor
rigan served for several years as a member of the commis
sion. While he was a minority member, not being in accord
with the Clifford regime, he knows the work of the .com
mission. In fact, eliminating the florid oratory of Dana and
Vining, Corrigan will probably be the effective head of the
commission. l he is, the body will not go far wrong.
, , Chicago Not Reformed
THE universal rejoicing over the defeat of William Hale
Thompson as mayor of Chicago needs to be considerably
tempered. - His successor, Anton J. Cermak, is no lily white
reformer, but an astute politician who has run Cook county
politics while Big Bill ran city affairs. Cermak first gained
his fame in Chicago as head of the United Societies. This
was an organization of the foreign element which fought
consistently against all forms of prohibition, local option,
closing lawsretc. Cermak was head arid front of this move
ment, v, i
The broom which Cermak alleges he, will wield will be
merely to replace the Thompson grafters with the Cermak
satellites. Cermak had the support of decent people be
cause they thought he might at least break up some of the
Al Capone racket. It remains, to be seen whether he will
do this, or make truce with the beer barons and racketeers
and let them continue to rule Chicago.
Thompson's defeat by no means spells Chicago's refor
mation. Booze will still be abundant as Cermak's bottle-opener
emplem symbolized.' Cermak trained with Roger Sullivan
and George Brennan, politicians as wicked as Croker and
Charlie Murphy. He may give uplift a little boost in Chi
cago; or he may tammanyize the city, leaving it permanent
ly in the grip of the professional politicians.
,'- Cermak is slightly preferable to Thompson, but a few
years hence he may be in similar disrepute from the all-too-impotent
decent element of the city. The cause of good
municipal government -gains a little comfort but not much,
from. Thompson's defeat. '
Just a Paragraph
AN OBSCURE paragraph in the news of yesterday was a
report from Seattle to the effect that the president of
the Puget Sound Power and Light company announced the
resignation of Norwood W. Brockett,"who for28 years had
been director of the department of public relations. The
department is to be abolished.
This is the first bit of light that we have seen breaking
among utility companies. They have been the biggest dupes
imaginable in their efforts to win favor to themselves. The
title "department of public relations' has all too often cov
ered a multitude of sins as well as duties. It was the "fixer
division for the utility. It handled the lobbying, the publi
city, the "expense accounts, the liquid refreshments, the
good-fellow stuff; - - . - j -i
The utility companies would have been far better off
to have stopped the waste of money through these depart
ments and dealt directly with the public. Important nrob-
lems before public officials may be handled in -straightfor
ward manner by real executives or attorneys for the com
pany. . . . . '.- --..-,,' ; :. -. i-
s The companies have not been altogether to blame, for
they have long been the subject of baiting by impecunious
Ipti alatnya ru ntripra TVia snnna f Vi a ArvmnoTtiaa U.I. 1
from such entanglements, the stronger they - will be, and
xne saier. . .
. Trench "
Tne junior ermpbony orcoestra lj to appear tonight at the
armory. Mo? ic is eomethlnr we seldom a-et too mach at. - Thia
croup has been practicing taltMulljr tKroagh tb winter and un
doubtedly has a program of merit to present tonltht. . Your pres-
cuco avb m oiri ns eBcourasemeni to tne airecter and the
players, and wUl Indicate that Salem appreciates the work of . its
musical organizations. I
Cass Baer Hicks, wriUnt: in the Oregonian, gires some hope
that Jane Cowl may visit Portland this sorlnc. Mlaa r wl fa innn
to appear in repertory In Los Angeles, first la 'Art and Mrs Bot-
. . . uv tvi. i ciu(u uers miss vOWl
Tlvldly as 'Kathlen in "Smllla' Thru"; and lovers of the drama
would be highly elated to bo assured of her return to the northwest.
France is Out
No Loud Cheers
BALTIMORE, Md.. April
(AP) The annouacement of for
mer Senator Jose. L F.ance that
he was a candidate for the repub
lican nomination for president In
opposition to PreslderV Hoover
failed today to arour j enthusiasm
among Maryland party leaders.
"VTm judgment Is that the r.
puDucans ot Maryiaa are for
President Hoover's nomination.
aaia eeaaior rniuips Lee Golds
borough. . I ;
MEXICO CITT. AprU (AP)
J"a aiaa uarrasa, head ot
(he eang that slew Pancho VUla
la lltl, vii challenged today to
a duel by Damlan Gonzales Vas-
quex, wno was one of Villa's gtaff.
, ou. Xeb., AprU t
(API Th l jrcnrv rllmM
By DR. VERNON DOUGLAS
; County Health Officer
Vincent's angina is a disease
of the mouth which la common
ly known as trench mouth due to
its greatly in
creased; ; inci
tions. It Is very
er In civil lite
at all seasons
of the year. The
germ which Is
cork i rw
shaped i often
found la nor
mal mdutha es
oral hygiene is
ur. c c ir not good. When
conditions for its Increased
growth, are right, such as, fatigue.
chilling, exposure, Insufficient and
improper food an dexcesaive use
of alcohol and tobacco, symptoms
of the disease may develop. Ba
bies may - develop tne condition
due to imperfectly sterilized
utensils and in fact it is generally
spread through dirty dishes, glass
es or drinking- fountains. :
The essential pathology ot
trench mouth is an ulcerated con
dition of. the gums and throat,
often resembling diphtheria. - As
a general rule this is not serious
unless the ulceration becomes
very extensive.- It is Important
in all ulcerative ooaditiona of the
mouth to make sure that diphthe
ria or some other more , serious
condition Is not present. There
fore, a culture or smears taken by
a physician fa necessary and some
times a blood test. Marlon county
provides laboratory service for the
purpose of diagnosing such con
The sreventlon of trench mouth
consists in sterUlalnr dlshee and
eating utensils, keeping: up bodily
resistance through rest and pro
per diet and correcting any den
tal defects or poor oral-hygiene.
All family physicians, are ac
quainted with the curative treat
ment which fortunately is In most
cases very effective. . This con
sists of local applications and at
times intravenous medication.
... Of Old Oregon
rrowm Talks zmsn The Siav
aaaa Owr Fathers Bead
AprU 10, 10Oe i
Squire Farrar has last been ap
pointed postmaster of Salem; sue-
ceeaing Postmaster Hlrsch.
H. N. Edy of this city was
awarded contract for constructing
tne new Salem Elks lodge club
house, the bid being f IS. 861.
Work will start tomorrow.
Owing to a severe cold, Mrs.
Hallie Parrish-Hinge la unable to
f ulfin her engagement with the
Graham string quartet, and serv
ices of Mrs. Anne Beatrice Shel
don, Portland soprano, hare been
The Salem Library association
will hold a progressive "500" par
ty at the residence ot Judge T. G.
Clifford Brown, a student at the
state university at Eugene, is in
IS UIID TO REST
KING'S VALLEY, April t.
Donald O. Cramer, aged 14 years,
son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Cramer,
was laid to rest by. the side of
his maternal "grandmother, ; Mrs.
J. W. Critchlow, in the Smith cem
etery near Lewisville, April 7. .
The services were held in the
LewisvUle church and conducted
by Reverend Fogg of King's Val-.
ley. The students and teachers of
King's Valley high school attend
ed In a body and six of his school
mates acted as pall bearers.
The church was tilled' to over
flowing with relatives and friends
ot the boy and family.
Many beautiful floral offerings
attested the love and esteem of
the many friends. ,
Seven Yeats to
Be Penalty For
TACOMA, April 9 (AP)
Declaring, the crime almost equi
valent to stealing the proverbial
pennies off a. dead - man's eyes,
Superior Judge W. O. Chapman
today sentenced Thomas Murphy,
47, longshoreman. to three to
seven years in the state -penitentiary
at Walla Walla for stealing
1400 from Mrs. Michael Hennes
sy, hopelessly- crippled - when two
bandits murdered her husbaad
last June SO. ,
Due to Insect
Pests in Grain
WASHINGTON. April 9 (AP)
Agriculture department ento
mologists reported the TKwsible
aamage principle commercial
crops will suffer this year will be
determined largely within the
nexi iour weeks.
During that period the Insects
win be emerging from winter hi
bernation, cold weather and
frosts would tend to destroy large
umDers wane warm weather
wwbio. oeiavoraoie for
tlon. . .
TOPEKA. Kas., AprU (AP)
-One heat prostration occurred
nouueaur as ruing mercury
made bids for spring temperature
records. New maximum for the
year ot S was reported . from
AN EFFICIENT GUARDIAN
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"A Knight Comes Flying" EE
' Talbot bolted toward the door,
then stopped abruptly. 'I prom
ised to bring Dave, some flash
lights.' Have you any. Miss- Mar-bury?-
Joan and Sally had settled back
in their chair aad were watching
Barbara, who . had just screwed
another cigarette Into her long
red holder and was smoking with
quick,' nervous puffs.
: "This is certainly a wow, this
party you've brought me to," said
Barbara bitterly. "And to think
that we missed a costume ball at
the Vlnoy Park!"
I "Don't forget you Invited your
self along, Babs," retorted Tal
bot, heatedly. "Gerry and. I were
all for dashing over here and
bringing Dave back with us. But
no you got all warm and uncom
fortable about something and
had to come, too. Well, you're
here, my spoiled sweetheart, so
be a good sport about it."
' "This Is one of your horrid
nights, Talbot," she snapped.
She turned to the Marbury girls
with a shrug. "His manners are
beastly, aren't they?"
Honest criticism Is never
pleasant to hear," retorted Sally,
her black eyes glinting.
Barbara a insolent stare encom
passed the younger girl, examin
ing her simple wash dress, her
carefully-mended sUken hose, her
somewhat shabby slippers. Sally,
a vivid spot of color on each tan
ned cheek, matched ber, stare for
"Miss Marbury." said Talbot,
hastily, "hare you any flashlights
you couli. lend us?"
Joan rose and left the room.
Barbara tossed her cigarette end
into a flower pot.
! "I suppose I'll ruin this frock,"
she sighed, "but I'm tired of it,
111 say you'll ruin It," agreed
Talbot, vindictively. "And you'll
need new shoes, too. If you're
going, you'll have to ankle every
step of the way!"
He whirled and retreated pre-
cipltantly, slamming the door be
hind him. Joan returned with the
flashlights just In time to bear
hist heavy footsteps clattering
across the porch.
; Hannah's portly figure .was
framed in the dining-room door.
"Miss Joan, Is y'awl gwiae
out?" she asked anxiously.
, Joan glanced uncertainly to
ward Barbara, whose hand was
already upon the door knob.
Sally, too, had risen and was fol
r "Yes, Hannah she said. "WeH
be back in an hour or sO."
Hannah untied her voluminous
white apron and began to fold Itt
Her eyes rolled whltely atvd her
huge mouth was set in a straight
red line of determination. , ' -
"Miss Joan," she declared pos
itively, ' "I enta gwlne res In dls
house one little minute alone.
Lawd, not. Dey's too much ruck
us gwine 'on dis night.' I'se gwlne
rlghty along wf you, I is."
' "Let her come, Joan, laughed
Sally. "We can leave her In the
car while we go after the boys."
Barbara opened the door and
peered : out into the night. The
sound of a whining motor came
into the room. .
"Talbot has taken the car."
she said.-1-'. .--.
fit doesnt matter, said Joan.
"I know where they-are. We can
take our Fotd."
- "That will be most amusing I'm
sure," purred Barbara.
: i e-
; Talbot, unconsciously crooning
a melancholy version ot Gerry's
favorite blues, was brought to a
startled halt by a sibilant whis
per from - the adjacent under
-Shut up!" hissed Dave. "Are
you practicing - for. a hog-calling
contest? Between you and Gerry,
an x need is a college cheer -lead
r to keep the noises organized."
TDon't you pod out at me like
that!" gasped Talbot. "For two
is? : rrr zt i
Don't forget you invited yourself along, Babs," retorted
I'm that nervous."
"One more yip out of you and
111 tie you and Gerry together,
gag you both and turn you loose
In. the scrub," retorted . Dave,
emerging-from the thicket which
surrounded the nearest of the
"Where's my car?" demanded
Gerry, thickly, appearing from
"Well, well, well!" commented
Talbot, admiringly. "Still schmoz
Gerry, wearing gently, bestow
ed an unfavorable glance upon
"Where's taf Car?" he repeat
ed. "Dave won't let- me go find
Mueller. I'm going home."
"Your car is in the road back
there, with its bow turned back
toward Joan's. But don't worry
about not finding Mueller. This
is a Bight when my perceptions
are sharp. Something tells me
that well have an eyeful of Muel
ler before the sun rises."
"Are the girls all right?" in
terrupted Dare Impatiently,
"Well, they didn't seem very
chatty with each other, returned
Talbot evasively. ''They've been
sitting around hating each other
all evening. I sort of gathered the
Idea that they were a little bored
"You get behind Gerry and See
that he doesn't stray away," di
rected Dave. "We ought to hang
a cowbell around his neck. Come
on, let's go."
"Go where?" demanded Gerry,
truculently. "No sense in wasting
good liquor like this. I've got a
fight in me. Ought - to ' use It.
Don't like the way Mueller parts
his hair, or the color of his neck
tie, or the perfumes - he's dous
ed with. Want to tell him so.
Tired of walking. Never did like
"Too bad that liquor hasn't
got a silencer in It," commented
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'S: - : ..: f f - ' i hs,.
We all catch colds and they can make 113 miserable:
but yours needn't last long if you will do this: Take
two or three tablets of Bayer Aspirin just as soon as
possible after a cold starts. Stay in the house if you
can keep warm. Repeat with another tablet or two
of Bayer Aspirin every three or four hours, if those
symptoms of cold persist. Take a good laxative when
you retire, and keep bowels opcn.v . If throat is sore,
dissolve three .tablets in a quarter-glassful of water
and gargle. This v soothes inflammation and reduces
infection. There is nothing like Bayer Aspirin for a
cold, or sore throat. And it relieves aches and pains
almost instantly. The genuine tablets, marked Bayer,
are absolutely narmless to the heart.
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BITS for BREAKFAST
Marking founders graves:
(Continuing from, yesterday:)
The first year in Oregon, Reuben
Lewis resided at The Falls and
worked la the saw mill, of Dr.
McLoughlia there. After the .ar
rival ot the Applegate train, la
1 8437 Lewis worked as a Carpen
ter, for that embryo town then en
joyed its first balding boom; . Only
two or three houses were there
when he arrived, and by the end
ot the next year it contained oteT
30 buildings. Old Champoeg was
the metropolis ot the little colony
before that. :
In the first, years of their set
tlement, the Lewis people had to
make buckskin clothing serve al
most exclusively- for .women as
well as men. Since' they were as
well oft as their neighbors, they
were contented and happy.
- Reuben Lewis was engaged,
with the other early settlers, in
the Indian troubles ot those days.
He was In the skirmish called the
battle of Battle creek, and also he
participated in the "battle of the
Abiqua," In which some It In
dians were killed, with no loss ot
life to the whites.
Mr. Lewis was present at the
Champoeg meeting ot - May 2,
1843, and voted for the provision
al government. He remained . at
the meeting held on the spot for
the choosing of officers, and was
elected one of the four constables;
the others being O. W. Ebberts,
J. C. Bridges and F. X. Matthieu.
He Joined the gold rush to the
California mines in 1848; mined
on the Feather river, where the
yellow metal was in such plenti
ful supply that In an afternoon,
with his pocket knife, he took out
1 100 worth from one crevice. He
started home by sea, expecting to
return to Calif or n!a-with his fam
ily, but the sail boat he took pas
sage on. was the Brother Jonathan,
which was 15 . days reaching the
mouth of the Columbia, and he
was so dreadfully sick that he de
cided to remain in Oregon. He
made a sea voyage after this, in
18 St, going by way ot the isthmus
of Panama and on to New York
and back to Wisconsin, to get his
mother, whom he had left behind
in 1848. He returned with her
by the same route. A few years
after this the young wife, the
bride of 1844. died, and the
young grandmother proved a won
derful help in the family left
. V-V . '
Reuben Lewis was a good and
thrift farmer and a capital trad
er, but he was liberal and always
willing to share with those ot les
ser means. Near his donation
claim was a place where many im
migrants camped while ' looking
around tor location. "Whenerer a
company fresh from off the plains
came to that camp it was the habit
By It. J, HENDRICKS'
Talbot, sadly. "It certainly sets
Gerry to talking, if u snouia set 1
him to thinking, too, no telling
what might happen. Go on. now.
Gerry, old soak, and follow Dave
before he leaves us flat."
, Dave was already pushing
through the underbrush, leading
the way toward the black bulk
which loomed over the tope of
the scrub pines and young cab
"The second house was jammed
to the ridgepole with liquor, Tal
bot," he whispered. "Now we're
going to have a look at the
house near the county road.
There's been a whale ot an up
roar from over by the landing
field. Guess the guard got loose
and set them all to rushing about
looking for us. They're likely to
come over this way at any mo
They crossed the wide flagstone
porch of the abandoned house.
Palmetto scrub was pushing Its
way up between the flags, bend
ing them in its remorseless, pa
tient strength. The front door, a
massive slab of pecked cypress,
swung listlessly on creaking hin
ges of Hammered Iron. Within
was a vast, echoing expanse of
black hallway, at the other end
of which was a patch of dim
light, the door to the patio In the
Dave groped his .way along the
ball, glancing Into the huge,
high-ceillnged rooms mhi c b
stretched off to either side.
(To be continued tomorrow)
Aapbia ta tba tra4a mar et jBayar aCamrfactara at
of Mr. Lewis' to kill a beef and
divide It up among the new ar
rivals. "j.jVVV : Ml, j
The marriage of Reuben Lew
is and Polly Frazer was among
the ' first celebrated . by a white
man and woman in the Oregon
country, outside of missionary
circles. One writer thinks it was
the second, and that the one of
Allen J. Davie and Cynthia Brown,
the "belle ot Oregon," was the
first. Another; writer says a sis
ter of Cynthia, who married Hen
ry Foster of the '48 immigration,
was the first white woman among
the settlers to wed a white man.
So there were at least three of
the tine Brown girls. Instead of
two. which a slip in the use of
words In this column of yester
day may have led the reader to
":;-: V ',. .;'
Nine children were born to
Reuben Lewis and wife. Four are
still living. They are Newton,
who makes his home with his
daughter at Mill City, Oregon;
Frank, who resides near Walla
Walla, Washington; Mrs. James
Chambers, of Turner, Oregon,
and Abner, mentioned above. Ab
ner was the second child, the date
of his birth December 10, 1848.
So he will pass the 85th mile
stone ot. his earthly pilgrimage
December 10th, next. On the
12th of the same month his good
wife and himself will celebrate
their 62nd -wedding anniversary.
She was Margaret Baker, daugh
ter of Harrison Baker and wife,
who came with the 1881 immi
gration from Iowa and setUed a
short . distance above Turner,
Marlon county. -
- Abner Lewis sull owns part of
the donation land claim of his
father. His own claim. In the
same section, has had but three
owners, from the patent by Un
cle Sam. Abner served his school
and road districts for many years
as director and clerk, and super
visor. He was a worthy member
from Marion county of the state
legislature in the regular and
special sessions ot 1888.
He Is one of the oldest living
men born in Marion county, and
still residing here. It not the old
est. His memory, runs back al
most to the beginnings of Salem.
The Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, as was said In.
this column In yesterday's issue,
are planning to mark the graves
of nine other men in the Salem
area where lie the bodies of that
number ot the Americans who
voted in the affirmative at old
Champoeg on the question of es
tablishing the provisional gov
One of these holds the sacred
dust of Allen Jr Davie. Note the
spelling. It Illustrates the diffi
culty of arriving at accuracy in
such matters. The name is spell
ed by the various Oregon histor
ies in three ways, Davie. Davy
and Davey; most frequently the
last form being used. And the
original survey records of the
government make it Allen J. Da
vis. But, in signing deeds, he him
self spelled it Allen J. Davie,
and in making his will he called
himself Allen Jones Davie and
an affidavit had to be secured by
his executor to show Allen J. Da
vie and Allen Jones Davie were
the same person. Some writers
spell Allen, Allan.
His donation claim container
648 acres, in sections 82 and 38,
T. I S., R, 1 W. and sections 4
and 6, T. 8 8., R. 1 W. It was
about a mile east of the present
Aumsvllle. The land now has a
number of owners. The notifica
tion was No. 53, and the claim
numbers 46 and 66, and the pat
ent was dated October 24. 1865;
recorded October 28, 18 88. The
notification. No. 53, shows that
the Da vies were early applicants
for donation rights. The patent
was to Allen J. and Cynthia Da
vie. An interesting side light In the
fact that, in making deeds, Mrs.
Davie signed with a mark, show
ing she could not write, and the
person writing her name did not
know how to spell It. He wrote
"Clnthla." But old pioneers re
member that Cynthia Brown-Davie,
the one time "belle of Ore
gon," was a good and true worn
(Continued on page C)
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