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The OREGON STATESMAN. Sateen . Oregon, Sunday Morning, December 6, 1931
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Volume of Sales is Notably
Good; Buyer Welcomed
; In Holiday Spirit
' By OLIVE M. DOAK
: Merrr Chrtatmai? It should be
tats year for prices are down and
tbe earietr of new thing to be
' found ia the shone which will add
spice to giving Is quite surprising.
It seems a aafe guess to mate
that gifts mar he bought this year
- for little it any more than half
what was paid for similar things
last year and still the buyer will
hare purchased superior articles.
With time and thought and an
m to get things individual and
still inexpensive, it seems safe to
estimate that a ridiculously low
average per person to be remem
bered may bo maintained by the
shopper and. still result in com
plete satisfaction to all parties
One merchant remarked this
Hcek that, although prices were
half those of previous years, yet
tLe volume ef sale was so much
greater that his business was ac
tually showing an increase In pro
fit orer preceding years. Evidently
old Santa Claus if- to find himself
a busy man playing errand boy
for the holiday shoppers.
It Is a pleasure to go into the
stores of Salem this holiday.
There is a new spirit of wanting
tf please on the part of the mer
chant and their staffs of work
ers. The old high prices, feverish
buying, and reckless disregard for
cost seemed to breed a feeling of
aloof independence in many a
store. The customer with too '
;urU money to spend was "put on
ti e spot" as it were, while he with
Httle was taught becoming humil
ity! Today if Mrs. Public has five
" cents. t& spend she is welcome be
cause once again 'five cents ia
five cents" and not something to
Keal Holiday Spirit
With this holiday spirit of
wanting to be helpful, and a con
fident feeling on the part of the
merchant that he really has bome
tning worth buying to offer to any
or all customers, the shopper is
. placed in a jolly, friendly position
with much to purchase at low
prices, knowing full well that
he is not, going to be blamed for
. bing careful in his expenditures.
For that jnuch Christmas spirit
the depression may bo thanked.
Buying this year seems to bo
. for things actually needed or that
mav be useful. Stores are full of
things that are attractive yet of
fer utility valne. Tho art ahops
have tamps which fairly demand
the shoppers attention! color,
shape, and utility value appeal to
any lover of pretty things in the
homo and yet tfceie are aot so
Attractive, gifts la dlshea that
wilt add color and individuality to
afternoon tea, to the kitchen -any
time, and to many a Luncheon ta
ble, are available at prices that
quite amaze one in contrast to
Brilliant pillows for the floor,
davenport, wiadow seat or where
ever on Is wanted are to be
found in aU shapes, sizes and col
ors. Most women find real Jey In
having enough bright colored pil
lows to use for those "personal
ity" touches that such room dec
Brass ware is available in Sa
lem shops this Christmas and
some of the targa tea pots, bowjs.
and such like are Quito irresisti
ble and they are not in a forbid
ding price class either.
Leather OoocU at
Leather goods make real bar
gains this year. Leather itself is
the cheapest it has been for years
and the number of timely pres
ents to Te found in leather goods
is sufficient cheer the heart of
any discriminating buyer. Espe
cially is this true in things to be
chosen for men and for hand
bags for women
Handkerchiefs oi'ev a charm
that amounts to a lure to many a
feminine heart an.i for those wo
men wh-j lik to buy for men as
well as for themselves thjere is
still greater joy in handkerchief
offerings to be found in Salem
shops. ' Monogrammed 'kerchiefs,
larg.6 and in color, entice the fem
inine taste, and there are some
splendid tie and 'kerchief box
combinationa for men that should
be a happy giit.
On man in a Sulera sliop got
quite enthused over a gift he
thought would te excellent for
some man at Christmas time. Too
bad the man's wife cannot know
it for rt appeared that be would
appreciate one himself. This was
a shore length, absolutely water
proof raincoat all rolled up in a
tiny water proof bag and made es
pecially for the golfer, although
any man would ttnd use for it ac
cording to the one who displayed
the coat to the writer.
Substantial whisk brooms In
good cases make an interesting
and usable present for a car own
er, or for one who drives a great
There are enough electrical de
vices on display in shops to al
most cover a Christmas shopping
list and at the same time present
lovely presents to alt to be re
membered. Some of them are
quite expensive but they are very
beautiful and usable.
The matter of toys this year Is
receiving attention to be sure, but
there were noted In several wta
dows of equipment tor the room
of young son or daughter, and
clothing which would, particularly
appeal to thee young people who
ttnt nnitm nld enough to' feel
happy ia getting something: "prac
tical A gay colore cnair is not
really a necessity iot ruuis,
it lu harm. and what adds
charm to life is a vital and valu
able thing, therefore a chair mat
would please the youth would be
a rtt nt koih vaIma and aleas-
ure. There are many such gifts in
the stores today ana in Keeping to
them the ahoooer is not spending
money on a fleeting few days of
fun with nothing leit at me ena
but broken fragments.
TherA wo noted in one store a
handsome wild west suit and com
plete equipment that would sure
1t set the heart of any young
American thrilling. Such a suit
would give pleasure ror a long
Tfao-nns thnt will ciVA th
young huskies something to play
with, tricycles and mercies, rooi
balls. balls, bats, in fact all man
ner of game equipment, which will
give reason for outdoor exercise
always a needed part of childhood
AArolnnment books - for flu let
hours, furry house slippers tor
more quid iu iuo uuuic, vucao uu
so many more presents are avail
ohlA which are, both nractlcal and
pleasing that to buy tor Buddy
and bis will be easy ana a joy.
No doubt of it, presents will be
chosen this vear with one eve on
the utility value as well as the
pleasure the receiver will enjoy
from the present, and this ia not
depressing anyone. When a gift
has been purchased wntcn is wen
chosen, which will give value in
use. as well as Dleasure to the
senses at the time of receiving it.
then botn donor ana aone is
hannv and the snirit of Christmas
will ' have been accomplished as
perhaps It has not been accom
plished for many a year.
TO PLEASE GOLFER
Brrrr! But It's cold. Not too
cold in this country, however,
for the golfer, hunter, fisherman
That is, if he has a windproof
leather jacket, with collar, and
other warm accessorle. Warm
colors have their psychological
And how those golf balls can
dig into this winter mud. Where
they go is a mystery but they do
So the golfer always needs more
of them, the live ones that put
zip in a man s game.
Mr. Fisherman and Mr. Hunt
er have their needs, too. Gifts
of equipment for their sport
forestall the time-worn presents
are happy surprises.
RAY GILL CHDIGE
Oscar Los new President of
Local; C. Mulkey Elect
8ILVKRTON HILLS. Dee. f
Ray W. GUI of Portland was the
choice ot the SUvertoa Hills
grange for master of the state
grange, according to a primary
vote taken at the grange meeting
Friday night. Other officers se
lected for the state were: over
seer, M. 8. Schrock; lecturer, Ma
rie Flint McCallj secretary. Ber
tha Beck; executive committee.
Walter Pierce, George Palmlter
and Edyth Weathered.
Friday night was also election
night tor the Sllverton Hills
grange and officers elected were
master, Oscar Loe; overseer, O.
Mulkey; lecturer. Alma Mulkey:
steward, Hans Cbrlstenson; as
sistant steward, Edward Stark:
chaplain, Ida Benson; treasurer.
C. J. Towe; secretary, Mary Mur
ray; gate Keeper, Virgil Tsch
tantx; Ceres. Agnes Duval: Pa
mona. Versa Beugli; Flora, Ma-
oeue Towe; lady assistant stew
ard, Eupha Meyers.
u. Hewett, state grange
master, was present and gave an
Interesting description and re
port of his trip to Madison. Wis..
and the national grange conven
tion held there.
A committee to investigate the
budget for the bus. transporta
tlon for 'schools was appointed,
Ira Loron, C. V. Murray and E.
A. Beugli forming the committee.
A committee to investigate the
lowering of telephone rates was
also appointed and consisted of
James Gordon, W. E, Parrlsh and
Alfred Loe. A third committee
appointed, consisting of C. Towe.
John Tschants, and James Bon
ner, will represent the Sllverton
Hills Community club on the
telephone proposition. The club
and the grange, while not com
posed of entirely the same mem
bers are for a large part the
same. The two groups use the
same hall and work together for
the good of the community.
WILTON BOYS START
TRIP TO IUGI
ZENA, Dec. 6 Howard and
Allan Wilton left Zona early Frl
day morning by motor enroute
to Onaway. Mich., where ther ex
pect to spend the remainder ot
the winter with their mother.
Mrs. G. Bazzell. The young lads
expect to be about two weeks oa
the way. Mrs. Buixell was Mrs.
O. A. Maths of Lincoln before
her marriage last year to O. Bus
sell. . .
Jesse Worthing ton. manager of
Balmy Breezes Gap" fruit and
berry ranch situated la the Zona
hills, recently added to his. acre
age ot gooseberries by planting
tour acres to the Oregon Oham
plea variety. Gooseberries do well
ia the -hills where there is good
drainage. Mr. Worth ington now
has -It acres la gooseberries be-
aiae trawnernes ana orcuarde.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Buell and
her mother, Mrs. D. N. Jones of
Brush College returned Wednes
day from Olympla, Wash., where
they have been guests since
Thanksgiving day at the home ot
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Buell, son
and daughter-in-law ot Mr. and
Mrs. Buell. They report good
weather at Olympla while they
were there, but cloudy toward
the end ot their visit
AURORA, Dec. 8 A aeries of
special religious services have
been held this week at the Pres
byterian church by the Rev. J. R.
TurabulL The meetings closed
Friday night because ot an Invi
tation to the Rev. Mr. Turnbuli to
act . as supply pastor . ot the Al
bany Baptist chureh beginning
Sunday. By the use ot his gift as
a cartoonist aad his great per
sonal experience, his message was
made most forceful.
Mrs. Diana Snyder, postmaster,
has developed a ease of pneu
monia. Miss Ethel Harrison, a
nurse, fa attending her at- her
rooms at the Latler hotel.
Little Jeaa the five-year-old
daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Gil-
breath was taken to aa Oregon
City hospital today suffering with
ear trouble which has become ser
ious. . -
Maple wood grange invited the
local firemen aad their fa Bailies
to be their honor guests Saturday
night Fire Chief Ed Surtice of
Oregon City illustrated with slides
aa instructive talk on fire in
spection and training of men for
the tire department.
A permanent sea-level marker
is to be Placed in Battery park.
New York City, by the United
States coast and geodetle survey.
UUI QUE PfiOGRAM IS
- KEIZEft, Dec S The Ladles'
aid basaar held at the Keiier
school house Friday night, al
though not largely attended, net
ted a aeat sum for the treasury. A
unique program was held.
Dorothy Rullfson gave two pi
ano numbers, Mary McCall gave
two readings and the aid gave a
playlett in pantomime, depicting
a story of" John Smith and Pokey
Huntus." There were 17 charac
ters in the play and each per
formed their parts creditably.
They were John Smith, Mrs.
Carroll Poole; "Pokey Huntus",
Mrs. W. E. Savage; Holy Father
who tied the knot. Mrs.Roy Mel
son; "Chief Powder CaTr' father
of "Pokey Huntus", Myrtle Mo
Clay; the North Wind. Mrs. Clar-
euce Poole; the gurgling brook,
Mrs. J. C. Ackman; the scene.
'Lulu . McClay; the curtain, Mrs.
A. Holden; the situation, Mrs.
Robert McClay; the trees in the
forest, Mrs. Gobert, Lois Keefer,
Mary Keefer and Mrs. A. Cum
mtngs; the birds and squirrels
were Eileen Holden. Milton Sav
age and other children: Mrs.
Harry Oldenburg, the sun in the
heaven; Mrs. Thompson read the
story as It was acted out.
AGAIN AT WAOONDA
WACONDA, Dec 5. Cart Pos-
rar la again employed at the J. B.
Sharff farm after working for his
brother near Scio the greater part
of the summer. Posrar is well
known here, having worked for
Mr. Sharff now and again tor sev
Believe It or Not, VoL 2.
Etiquette Emily Post, $4.00
Mary Baker Eddy Powell, $5.00
Incredible Carnegie $3.50
Newton D. Baker two volumes
Man's Own Show Civilization
Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw
A correspondence, $5.00
Rockne Warren Brown, $2.50
Special Leather Bound
Boxed Gift Edition of
Also in $2.90, $3.90, and $5.90
Commercial Book Store
163 North Commercial St.
The Story of the Bible Van Loon
Royal Road to Romance
Jangle Days Beebe
Abraham Lincoln Carl Sandburg
Vagabond Journey Around the
Outline of History H. G. Well
A Parody Outline of History
Donald Ogden Stewart
Story of Philosophy Durant
Napoleon Emfl Ludwlg
Henry the Eighth Hackett
My Life Isadora Duncan
Minute Biographies Nisenson &
These and hundreds of other new
titles $1.00 each
A Large Selection of Children's
Starting Monday 9 a. m. 0 Aflfl SCm?n8ttomas MeffCDnaimffiliiGe Starting Monday 9 a. m.
500 Pieces Sample Jewelry
Values up to $1.00
CO-lnch uniform lrridescent pearls, uniform and graduated Irrldescent
chokers, costume Jewelry, Imported "Galilith" chokers. ng
Metal Jewelry. Beads of all descriptions Z"C
BUY YOUR GIFTS AT THIS 1VIETROPOUTAN STORE
AND SAVE THE DIFFERENCE.
THOUSANDS OP PEOPLE HAVE WHY- NOT YOU? NEVER BEFORE HAVE SALEM
PEOPLE BEEN ABLE TO SAVE SO MUCH ON SUCH FINE GD7T WARE
Trixie Skating Dolls
The doll that does a million trix.
Regular Price $1.00. Closing out at
Large Linen Lunch Cloths
Large Linen Lunch Cloths,
54x54 and 52x56. Closing out
WROUGHT IRON SMOKING
Beautiful green marble trimmed with green
onyx, glass ash tray. q
$3.00 value. Special VOC
CHILD'S FELT SLIPPERS
Heavy felt, soft leather sole, padded heels,
novelty childs designs stenciled on in
toes. Reg. 79c value. Special.
$1 7-PIECE DECANTER SET
Filled with bath sales. 6 glasses,
1 Water Bottle. Special
32-PIECE GRETNA GREEN
We carry this pattern In do AO
open stock." Special. 370
IMPORTED JAPANESE 17-PC.
Several beautiful patterns.
Reg. $2.98. Special
Z3 riece set. gj no
Special i vleeO
Peaeh Bloom. 41
Pare Thread Stlk,
weight, fall fash.
Beg. $1.00 value, pr,
FOR WOSfSN WHO CARE
TO DRESS WELL
Hot Water Bottles
la the new color en
effects. Spee 0fC
Toy Tea Sets
$1.91 value, IT piece 1Q
child's set. 8pe.....
ll.0 Williams, tor
Jut the gift
LADIES' OPERA HOUSE
Sateen lined, soft leather sole, high lea
ther heels. rn
Reg. $1.00 value. Special DUC
Men's felt house slippers, leather trim
med at toe, padded heel, soft leather
sols s Reg. $1.00. rn.
Special, pair . OuC
$1 Box Stationery 1
oeaucea. tms sate Mf
only. Special VC
The most beaattfal Ami.
A visit to our Men's Gift
Section. will supply your
Mmtary Seta, Garter Seta,
Tcdjet Seta, Boxed Hank's
Leather Goods, Ties, Shirts,
BakeUte Smoker's Gifts
Priced reduced for this sale
Men's Gray & Brown Mixed
Valises, Rat Boxes, Suit
eases and Over Kite Cases
Jt pc New Vellum Qlasa
Reg. 911.71 As no
value. Special... $J2fO
Men's Dress Hose
Special, pair .
We have a wonderful
Gift in Glassw&ro
Latest colors, plnlc, green, black. Re
member an odd piece of glassware
makes a welcome gift $1.00 Black
Glass Coolds a
Jsrs. Special ' ' : ' bvZ
A Gift for
Visit our Ladles'
gift counter. Boxed
Hanky Sets, Per
fume - Sets, Jewelry
Brush 8ets and all
orta of brlo-a-brae
Boys light Rib Union Salts
Keg. t ralua,
Wonderful value aad a
Plain Van A W. W. Pig Bar
Presh and Full of Figa.
t Bounds IwC
Honey Iced 1A.
Ooekics. Special, lb. 1UC
S lbs. IU
We have a complete line of cards as low as
8 for 5c A visit during this sale will
convince you that now and hers is the place
to buy your Christmas cards.
Whitman's Sample Box
A recognized $1.00 value.
t lbs. tit
t lb. Box. Xmas Chocolates
Beautiful Xmas Box. in.
tl.OO value tiJC
I lb. Bog Asst. Chocolates,
Special . . .
Kleenex Use la place of
handkerchief. Reg. 2Se six.
this sale 1 tor LLC
Children's Flannel Kighties
fit value 9 a
ff-ll yrs. Special... ?C
Broosa Good quality.
81 Beautiful cards no two. alike
At oar jewelry counter you will find a thou
sand and one items just the gift you OC
had in mind, nothing over JLDQ
This sale - lot 25 k 15c Beads, 7
your choice, special . I C
I Lot Christmas Ornaments.
Box of 12
An assortment of novelty 1 A
sugar and creameri . 1UC and
One group of Toys.
Closing out at
An Assortment Games and
The largest assortment in the city
Men's 79c Q
Scarfs ; COZ
OIL CLOTH & TABLE COVERS
46" Oil Cloth. Special 14c yd.
46x46 Table Oil Cloth covers. Spec 19c
17x46 00 Cloth Table Scarfs. Speda.r..9c ea.
Buy now at these special prices. Come early
for good selection of patterns. Over 50' beauti
ful patterns, colors and designs to choose from.
The ideal gift this weather for the entire fam
ily now at prices never before offered. These
prices this sale only.
Trimmed with contrasting colors
Serviceable, felt and cork sols
Ladies Felt Slippers.
Reg. 59c Special, pair OuC
Ladies' leatherette House Slippers, soft leather
sole, padded heels. . a q
Reg. 69c. Special, pair toC
Men's Dress Shirts
to $1.50 value..
Set of 5 Mixing Bowls,
white or green. Special, stt.
Ladles' Rayon Underwear.
Reg. 75c Special.
Panties, Step-ins sad Bloomers
iio 1.1 .nr 11
Or? Ho.-. 11
s11 Hums "1 11 11 111 mil
VISIT OUR TOY DEPT.
Valaes too numerous to
mention. Bed woodea wag-
ess and wheel barrows
Reg. I0e valas.
Special, each . . . ,
Sev School I
it with 1
tores Me. ;
148 North LibertyNext Door to J. C. Penney
S1.40 Men's Lanch
Kits complete with
pt. Vacuum bottle,
He caa work better
with Hot coffee tor
School Lanch Kits
sot drink with
Steam Shovels in a Christmas
box. Close out -
Have yon visited sur Import Japanese
novelties counter T A gift from this far
away land Is always appreciated,
Japanese) Tea Pots
Large sixa, very beautiful. Oft-.
$10 Value. SpeMai 0J&
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