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The OREGON STATESMAN. Salem. Oregon, Saturday Morning:. May f, 1932
"No Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Awe"
From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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Valve - -
. Letters from
Mar . 1932
To the Editor:
Ton undoubtedly believe In
"giving the devil his dues," and
there Is a "slight" error of 760.
000.00 In the statement made in
the amount of taxes paid by oiir
company In Oregon in this morn
The statement Is that we pay
$560,000.00, whereas, the cor
rect figure Is $1,320,000.00,
which is equivalent to the pay
ment of $3,620.00 per day every
day in the year, and is also equiv
alent to 11 of the total amount
collected by the company from Its
The 1931 taxes for Marion
county only of $60,283.10 is equi
valent to $165.00 per day for
each day in the year.
Very few people realize what a
large share of the tax burden of
the state is carried by public
utilities, and that 11c of each $1.
00 which they pay to us for ser
vice is returned to them in the
form of taxes paid by us.
W. M. HAMILTON.
Division Manager Portland Gen
eral Electric Co.
. , . Of Old Salem
Tows Talks from The States
man of Earlier Days
May 7, 1907
Out in the Open
IT is time the whispering campaign of Judge McMahan's
against other occupants of public office was brought
into the open. For years he has been attacking his colleagues
in the court house as "grafters". He brands as illegal pay
ments made to the former justice of peace, payments made
out of the prohibition fund to the depity district attorney
as a portion of his salary, the allowance for stenographer
in the office of the district attorney ; also in effect charges
the two county commissioners with grafting on the county
in the number of days they put in and the car allowance they
have charged the county; and charges the sheriff with graft
ing in the amounts he has collected for the board of pris
Now these are serious charges, 'even though made by
. . , i . , 1 1 3
JUOge JYiCiuanan. ne lias passeu mem j Robert Tucker, of the Home
mouth for months; now he has come, out in tne open wun Telephone company, who appear
them. If these charges are true they are proper subjects for ed before the city council last
mont til T-ir infract? (rot mn Whilo trip nrioinal trrand iurv mak- evening, says their company is
f-ri?' r?r r::s ; w ota rk onCe bunding
uie nivesugaiiuu was uiuaisw, """ " t " . tits Salem system. He says it will
ting and no doubt had all the material before it. If any law aii be underground cables and
has been violated the grand jury should bring in indict- that the company win construct
ments. I its own fireproof building here.
mt j XT 1.1!. 7 J ; m.nJ ia Ihlf in I
ine point tne puuiic snuum rcp su Miss Alice Rl.harrf, tha
branding these payments as "graft" Judge McMahan says uiar and weii-iiked teacher of
the law prohibits such payments, others nom tnese pay- English and literature in the Sa
manfci o rio-rfiwtlv Wnl nnrl nrnnpf. The nuestion then is lem high school, has resigned her
chiefly one of interpretation of the law ; and ir that respect j.Y, "ZVoLT.
tne opinion 01 a juuge on me uencii is vyuiui uu muic summer work at Stanford from
that Of any Other lawyer. which she was graduated in 1905
This DaDer does not pretend to be qualiiied to interpret -
srntiirps. We dn resent the wholesale charcres and readvmade ne. 5rostT mornings have
" " w - i nrnvai iniii4Ai.f. .. ii
t..j : ..rV, I .ujuuuus tu mo straw-
opinions ox tiuugt; iTiciviaiiau iiivviviux puuuv, wiiiwoio " berry crop. T. J. Clark well-
SO iar as we are aoie to ieu are cunstieuLiutuj aim luuuaniuua Known grower who live four
servants of the public. If McMahan would devote more of his miles north of Salem on the riv
Hma tn Hisphnronno- tViA rlntips of his own office and less to er aa' yesterday deplored the
curbstone politics and soapbox agitating 5 and whispering
campaigns against other public officials we think he would
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ges be sifted by grand juries or tried out in open court. Any women are enrolled in tha w.
taxpayer can' start suit to recover on these alleged wrongful which is practicing weekly for the
payments. It's time to nut ud or shut ud. or.aio"c. nation- to be present
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Sunday: "Illuminated Menus
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS
condition of his strawberry acre
age, because of frost damage.
The Hoover "Boom"
Perhaps the oldest locomotive
engineer in the world, died in Sa
lem recentlv .Tnhn v nV.n
OB RUHL of the Medford Mail-Tribune is on the wing I He became a locomotive fireman
again. Back he has breezed to Southern California; ? Lake-shore railroad in
and tniB his habit he is writincr mnst PntPrtflinimrlv of "V" lW0 year9 later became
-- - -- o o- an ennnppr
l i i n 11.1 j i - - '
nis ODservauons in tne souxmana.
A 4 i 1 T" JJI. J 1 1. 1 m
a iew montns ago iuni was one oi tnose wno tnougnr, aiem men debaters last nieht
the republican cause with Hoover utterly hopeless. Now he frfeUed ail claim to the state
luauiymiiauip wnen iney went
aown to defeat before the shatter
mg arguments advanced bv the
Grants Pass team, hv rnt nt
z to 1
finds a growing reversal of sentiment. This is what he writes !
on this topic from Pasadena:
"A survey of the newspaper offices shows a complete re
versal. in the point of view. Six weeks ago President Hoover was
completely sunk. No enthusiasm for him. No hope for him. To
day one can't truthfully say there Is any great Hoover enthusi
asm. But there is great hope, in fact the strongest sort of con
fidence, that Hoover will not only be renominated but re-elected.
This Isn't the partisan O. O. P. opinion. It Is the opinion of
newspaper editors and political reporters who whatever they
may be in print are always non-partisan in private when talking
with brothers of the craft. Pasadena of course is a very conser
vative and strongly Republican city, but that doesn't alter the
fact that two months ago it was a bear on Hoover and today it
is unquestionably a bull.
"But to return to Hoover for a moment. Everyone with
whom we have talked, not only in newspaper offices but out of
them, has an entirely different slant on the situation than was
' true a couple of months ago. Then the idea was the Democrats
could win with anyone now the idea is the Democrats can't
win unless they nominate someone stronger than the present
leading candidates, Smith and Roosevelt."
Borah and Silver
'There is a word, of srrif th
There is a word bejeweled with
The saddest word fond lips have
A little word that breaks the
chain of years:
Its utterance must ever brlnr
The memories it crystals can
'TIs known in every land on ev
'Tis called 'goodbye.' "
i Ah Foo Lin.
Fighting Joe Hookeri
(Continuing from yesterday):
"And to the gallant men of the
First Oregon cavalry the word of
the great president was final.
They accepted the task he Bet be
fore them to accomplish, and al
though to them the pomp and cir
cumstance of war were missing,
although no patriotic millions
stood by to applaud their gallant
feats, and the eye of government
was not upon them, yet for three
long weary years they did their
duty faithfully and well, and by
that faithfulness preserved their
beautiful state for the Union and
the wonderful future that has
come to it.
"Some there were of Oregon
blood and Oregon soil, however,
who could not remain away from
the greater theater of war, where
the more dramatic destiny of the
nation was being wrought out la
havoc of blood and treasure. Col.
Joseph Hooker, 'fighting Joe
Hooker,' living at Salem when
the war broke out, went east, and
became a brigadier-general, and
Bancroft speaks of others as fol
lows: 'Volney Smith, son of Del
azon Smith, was for a short time
lieutenant In a' New Tork regi
ment; James W. Llngenfelter, re
siding at Jacksonville, was made
captain of a volunteer company,
and killed at Fortress Monroe Oc
tober 8, 1861; John L. Boon (of
Salem), son of the state treas
urer, who had been a student at
Wesleyan university, Delaware,
Ohio, was at the battles of Shiloh
and Corinth, in an Ohio regiment,
in General Wallace's division;
Major Snooks, of the 6Sth Ohio,
was formerly an Oregonian of the
Immigration of '44; George Wil
liams of Salem was second lieu
tenant of the Fourth infantry and
in the second battle of Bull Run,
Antietam, Fredericksburg and
Gettysburg, losing a foot at Get
tysburg; Frank W. Thompson of
Linn county was colonel of the
Third Virginia volunteers In
1S6S Henry Butler of Oakland
was a member of the 86th Illinois
volanteers; Charles Harker was a
lieutenant; Roswell C. Lampson,
still living in Portland, was the
first naval cadet from Oregon and
served with conspicuous gallan
try and fidelity throughout the
war; Capt. W. L. Dall of the
steamship Columbia was appoint
ed a lieutenant of the navy; and
many army officers, whose north
western service is indissolublr
connected with its early history, t
rose to great eminence during the
BORAH thinks that one way to restore prosperity is to
bring back silver to its 1925 value. That would help. So
would it to restore wheat, rubber, tin, copper, strawberries,
cotton, wool, beef to their 1925 levels. But how is it to be
done? An "international conference" such as he proposes
for silver would be impotent.
While it is true that silver is the exchange medium of
certain of the oriental countries, international transactions
have always been conducted on the gold basis ; and the quoted
prices (gold) for rubber, silk, tea, etcwhich these countries
export have been determining factors. While there has been
great lament over reputed slumps in trade with the orient,
we do not believe the statistics justify the conclusion that
such slump is largely due to the fall in the price of silver.
Our. exports of wheat, flour and cotton to the orient iiave
been the largest In years. Our commodity prices have been
down, so have their commodity prices, including silver. Sil
ver should be regarded as a-commodity.
Independent Not Guilty
fllHE Woodburn Independent states that its article respect-
X ing Rufus Holman's charges against Doc Riley of the
Hubbard Enterprise was run strictly as a news story and did !
not reflect the opinion of the Independent. Hence The States
man was in error in imputing to the Independent responsibil
ity for the insinuations against Doc Riley.
We accept the explanation of Editor. Alden. It is true
that the article was featured as a news story; and we are
glad to be assured that the Independent restricts its own
comments to its editoriaKcolumns.
The "base insinuation" against Riley still stands how-
ever, only the responsibility for the slur rests with Holman
alone. i ,
' The only plausible explanation of the report that Mrs. Edward
B. McLean gave Gaston B. Means a hundred thousand dollars for
the return of the Lindbergh child is that ."it takes a crook to catch
a crook," On that basis Means would surely be the one to pick out,
for he is probably the most dishonest performer that was ever turned
loose In Washington. .
i Two members of the state board of higher education are going
'east to pick out a chancellor. Better go to tie top deck and get St.
Gabriel on a leave of absence.
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
. NE of the most disagreeable
disorders of the lining of the
mouth is known as "canker
sore." None but the afflicted oer-
son can really appreciate the
misery it causes.
Indeed, a can
ker sore may
become so big
some as to make
the sufferer ex
The cause of
canker sores it
not entirely un
singly or in
come on sud
usually appear as small inflamed
spots. The favorite sites are at
the base of the teeth, under the
tongue or on the inner surface of
the lips of cheeks. At the same
time the tongue usually la coated
and there la bad breath.
Some individuals are very suscep
tible to this affliction, which oftsn is
caused by a sensitivity to a particu
lar food or foods. When these foods
are omitted from the diet the canker
sores disappear. Relief la such cases
can only be obtained by determin
ing what food Is the offending; one.
Thie Is accomplished by keeplnr a
list of foods eaten each day, and
checking; up on the menu of the day
before the appearance of the canker
Many authorities believe that
canker sores are caused by some in
tecuon. For some reason there Is
a lowered resistance of the lining; of
the mouth to a particular form of
There may be n lack of vitamin C
rhlch Is believed to be necessary for
healthy rums and mucous mem.
branes. Where there Is a deficiency
of this vitamin, the gums are spongy
and bleed easily. This weaknesi
may be overcome by the addition
of large quantities of citrus frutt,
tomatoes, celery and lettuce to the
Another vitamin Important la
combatting this ailment Is vltamla
A. When there Is a deficiency of
this Yltamln In the diet the re
sistance of the body against Infec
tion is lowered. This can be over.
come by eating foods rich in vltamla
Butter, cream, en volk. cod
liver oil. oranges and carrots are a
few foods which contain large quan-
uues or uus valuable vitamin.
, Avoid all irritating foods. Infected
and decayed teeth should be re-
mored. Cleanse the mouth three
times a day with a saturated solu
tion of potassium chlorate In equal
pans or water, in severe cases the
canker sores are relieved when care
fully touched with a allver nitrate
Build up the general health. All
the simple rules of hygiene shoultl be
Answers to Health Queries "
HELEN O. a What is the cor
rect weight fot a girl aged it, I
feet 4ft Inches tall?
A. She should weigh about 1H
pounds. This la about the average
weight for one of this age and height,
as determined by examination of s
large number of people. A few
pounds above or below the averag
la a matter of little or no signifi
R. B. J. Q. Where are the lyrapb
glands located and what cause swell
ing of these glandsr
A. These glands are scattered al!
over the body. The swelling Is usu
ally due to some local Infection.
Coerrtibt. lm, Ktac rwtww SrttJlrM la
progress of the war.
" 'Notable among them was Ru
fus Ingalls, who became lieuten
ant colonel on McClellan's staff;
Captain Hacen and Lieutenant
Lorraine, who was wounded at
Bull Run, Grant, Sheridan Augus,
Ord, Wright. Smith, Casey. Rus
sell, Reynolds, and Alvord, all be
came generals, as well as Stevens,
who had received a military edu
cation, but was not in the regular
"It Is not the purpose of this
paper to follow the patriotic serv
ice of the First Oregon cavalry
during the long and wearisome
months and years in which they
labored in heat and cold, in storm
and sunshine, nnder pioneer and
frontier leaderships, In chastising
the hostile Indians, guarding the
Immigrant caravans, or holding
in check the forces of disunion
and secession. That there was
need of them, for all these high
ana patriotic auties. mere is no
"As early as shortly after Lin
coin's election in 1360, Senator
Gwln of California, with the un
doubted knowledge and coopera
tlon of Joseph Lane of Oregon,
formulated a plan for a slave-
holding republic on tha Pacific
coast, with an aristocracy similar
to the old Republic of Venice.
vesting all the power In a heredi
tary nobility, with an execution
elected from themselves.
"Should the southern states
succeed In withdrawing from the
Union and setting up a southern
confederacy without war, then
with a continuous line of slave
territory from Texas to the Pa
cific, the Pacific coast should
combine with the south; but If
war ensued between the north
and south, then the coast should
be captured, and the Venetian re
public be Inaugurated separately,
and slaves imported from the
isles of the sea.
uar.cron, rne ntstorlan, as-
i aerts that but for the strong re
straining advice of Jesse Apple-
gate and the overwhelming sent!
ment against him on his return,
there is no doubt but Lane would
have embarked in the enterprise,
and that the boxes of arms and
ammunition which accomplished
his return were intended for that
"In 18S2 it became known ALL
THROUGH THE PACIFIC
COAST that an oath bound secret
organization of confederate sym
pathizers were holding ALMOST
NIGHTLY MEETINGS at many
places; and self-appointed Union
detectives, from joints of vant
age, could hear THE TREAD OF
MARTIAL FEET and the hoarse
notes of command.
u : ".
"High authority has asserted
that Gwln of California, Lane of
Oregon, and a man named Tilden
of Washington, were the instigat
ors and advisors of this SECOND
MOVEMENT to steal the Pacific
coast from the federal union and
hold it for the forces of disunion
and secession. They chose for a
title the quaint and striking name
of Kniguts of the Golden Circle.
"One of the best posted histor
ical authorities on the Pacific
coast told me a few days ago that
he had in his possession cipher
documents of that strange disloy
al order, which some day experts
should decipher and give to the
world, but as yet it was too early
lor History to record anything but
the things that were notorious.
"The same authority told me of
how one night in San Francisco
800 Knights of the Golden Circle,
armed to the teeth, had met to
make the initial outbreak, cap
ture the Bencia arsenal and arm
all rebel sympathizers of San
Francisco therefrom and carry
out the long cherished plan of
seising the Pacific coast for dis
union. At the last moment, re
alising the awful, momentous re
sponsibility of their projected at
tack they clamored for a leader
whom they could follow as one
man. In a moment one name was
on every lip, an old hero of the
Vigilante days In haste he was
sent for (he was not a member
of their order) and their plan re
vealed to one whom they thought
lily Lev Lansing, yeaag aad
pretty telephone operator, gives op
her epportulty far an eperatW sv
recr to starry wealthy Ken Sargent.
Ken's aether wanted hist to marry
the socially prominent Peggy Sage
aad threatens to have the marriage
annulled. Ken and Lily Loa are
stranded, hat she assares him she
will stick by him regardless ef what
happens. Ken loses his position with
his father bat sec ares better ene.
The yeug coeple take a small
apartment and are ideally nappy.
Then, ene night, Lily Loa awakens
to hear Ken sobbing. Next flay,
Lfly Loa meets Peggy Sage, and is
stunned to learn from her that Ken
lost his Jeh. Later, she is relieved
when Ken explains he did not take
her into his confidence because he
wanted her to be prond of him. Af
ter Ken leaves the next morning, his
father visits Lily Lea. He asks her
to give up Ken and informs her their
marriage was annulled. Feeling that
Ken no longer cares, Lily Lou leaves
San Francisco for New Yerk.
She sank into her place, turned
heT face to the darkening window.
Slowly she looked down at her
dress. It was her black crepe de
chine, with the cape. The one she
got last spring . . . when she first
met Ken. . . . Would everything,
forever, remind her of him? "IU
get rid of the clothes I have. IU
buy new ones in New York," she
thought, recklessly, and for a mo
ment she felt comforted. But alas,
she couldn't get rid of herself
her body that he had loved, her
mind that was full of memories, her
heart that was full of pain . .
She pressed her cold hands to
her smartinr eves ... Mustn't
think . . . Mustn't give way
People would notice. . . .
Furtively she looked around.
Drew a long breath. Nobody seem
ed to be watching. Once more she
turned her pallid face towards the
blank darkness of the window,
Well . . . she was on her way to
New York. She'd wanted to go to
New York . . . once . . .
She smiled bitterly to herself,
and the corners of her mouth felt
stiff and cracked . . . nnused to
smiles already . . .
Who was it said that you get
everything you want, after you've
stopped wanting it? Well, want it
or not, she was on her way. No
turning baek now.
She sat, staring at nothing, until
the porter was ready to make her
berth. Then she climbed in, fully
dressed, and lay there, staring at
the shiny wooden ceiling above her,
wide, sleepless eyes.
At the other end of the ear a
child cried, sleepily. It made her
think of Bess' little boy. She'd
have to write to Bess, and to her
mother, and May . . .
Painfully she sat up, began to
rummage in her suitcase for writ
"When Kentfield Sargent and I
were married, he was not 21. His
father and mother have had the
marriage annulled. So, for the pres
ent at least, we are separated. It
will help us both if you never re-
f fer to this episode in my life, in
"Ken will return to his people.
I am going on to New York to
study. I will write often. Please
don't worry. I know exactly how
yon will feel, so you need not tell
me. I am all right. I'm having my
big chance, so please, please dont
make it harder for me!"
That last sounded hysterical, but
she couldn't help it. She signed
and sealed the letter. Began one to
her mother . . .
The black writing looked ominous
on the white page . . . She wasn't
starting it right. It must seem to
be her wish, her own desire. If Dad
thought that Ken and his
"I'm Mrs. Sargent," she said. "It's far mai
lt so sallow . . . like old ivory. An.
had just turned her out, with 500
and a railway ticket, like a cheap
adventuress. . . .
She thought of the shotgun . . .
Dad was always threatening to take
a shot at someone. He wouldn't,
of course, but suppose he did .
that would be just too much . . .
a shooting scrape, and Ken's people
keeping it out of the papers, while
somebody, a sheriff or somebody,
led Dad away . . .
She tore op the letter. Perhaps
in the morning . . .
With the writing materials pot
away, and the suitcase pushed to
one side of the berth again she
resumed her senseless staring at
the brightly varnished ceiling above
She pictured May getting the
letter, and Raymond puffing on his
pipe as she read it to him ... and
his father's head-shakings, and
Irene's catty. "Humph I knew it
wouldn't last" And the long dis
tance gossip of May and Bess .
Bess's fat letters, rather mussy
from sticky: baby fingers, and If ay's
typewritten in the office ...
She pictured Ken's mother, and
her satisfied smile, and Ken's
father, trying to act as if nothing
had happened, and Ken. ...
But she wouldn't let herself think
of Ken. . . .
When she couldnt keep her mind
off it any longer aha turned over
and bit into the pillow, forcing it
into her mouth, trying to control
her grief. Hour after hour ahe lay
there her face buried in the pillow,
crying inside, crying in her heart,
crying, aloud sometimes . . , little
half stifled, animal cries. ...
They didn't have the right to do
it. . . . Even if it was for Ken's
good they shouldn't have done it,
after he had promised, and had
"forever and ever" engraved in the
Lily Lou was ill when the train
pulled in at Chicago,
"Traveling does one up, doesnt
it?" the voluable lady in the dress
ing room said.
"Does it?! lily Lou had not no
ticed. She rlanced at her own fiM
father in the mirror, was surprised to see I
her eyes were sunken, and her hair
was oily and dark and stuck close
to her head.
She looked down at her hands.
Thin hands. Eingless.
"Ham too been ill? Soma of the
ladies and I were saying yon must
have been just oat of a hospital,"
the woman persisted. "Yon know I
said to Mrs. Havens that's the
lady with the red hair, the one
that's going to Boston I said,
That young lady looks just the
way I did when I had my operation
for gall stones. The doctor said to
my husband, "Mr. Fink," he said,
"Your wife will have to be operated
Lily Loa murmured something.
Back in her section she gathered
her things, tried to wait patiently
while bags were being pued in the
entry, passengers brushed.
As she made her way to the door
at last, and stepped off on the por
ter's painted box she noticed a
Western Union boy in conversation
with the conductor. He had a yel
low envelope in his hand. "Mr. Sar
gent?" ha was asking. "Car tt,
lower 4?" V
Lily Loo's stomach seemed to
torn over. A wave of nausea al
most blinded her. Bat she gritted
her teeth, stretched n determined
"I'm Mrs. Sargent," she said,
The conductor's red hand dosed
over the yellow envelope again.
"Bat it's Mr. Sargent the gentle
man in lower f oarl Ah ... hers he
is now. A telegram for you, sir."
A tall anaemic looking man in a
light suit pressed forward, shot a
suspicious glance at Lily Loo. She
turned away lifelessly. It didnt
matter, of coarse. She hadnt really
expected Ken would wire.
Bat in th bos, driving to the
other station, she realized suddenly
how very mod alone aha was. Shi
hadnt really expected Ken to wire,
bat hope had flared for n moment,
and now it was gone. She sag
apathetically in her corner, waiting
doggedly for the ride to be over.
(T Be Cntiaard)
Copyright 7 Koag Features Sn4icate. I as.
had reckoned without their man
he was as loyal as the sturdy
patriots who fell at Bunker Hill,
fighting the earlier battle of free
dom with bare hands and clubbed
"Knowing that by a brief de
lay only could he lull them to se
curity, and at the same time save
the day for the old flag, he asked
until 9 o'clock the next morning
to give his answer, they to remain
where they were until his answer
should be returned. Taking this
as a practical assent, and that he
went only to arrange his private
affairs, the balance of the night
wore on; but the old Vigilante
was not Idle; calling together as
many of the old Vigilante com
mittee as were available and of
known loyalty, he unfolded the
treason that was lurking in the
city's midst, and as they were
swift to act in the days of '49, so
were they now; the loyalty of the
commandant of the Benecia ar
senal being questioned, he was re
placed by one of true and tried
steel, and loyalists were armed
and ready in more than one se
cret place In the city's midst if
needed, and then at 9 o'clock as
agreed the answer went to the
waiting Knights of the Golden
Circle that the old Vigilante could
not be their leader."
(Continued and concluded to
time, I do not know. Yes, I read
The Statesman. I do not like to
have the radio going when I am
Leland Gould, nnlversity stu
dent: "I spend about three or
four times as much time read
ing the papers. I like the paper
best, I guess."
Statesman reporters yesterday
asked this question: "Which takes
most of your time daily; reading
the papers or listening to the
radio programs? Which do you
enjoy most and why?"
Mjron Butler, mechanic: "Lis
tening to a radio. I repair them.
Mrs. Mabel Lockwood. state
president. War Mothers: "I read
the paper from cover to cover for
my motuer, so pernaps i read a
little more than I listen to a
William A. Scott, circulation
manager: "Some days I do not
hear the radio at all. I read aer
dUloyel like themselves, but theyjeral papers daily. Just how much
MORE OX HOXOR ROLL
HUBBARD. May 6. From the
honor roll list announced earlier
this week, the names of a straight
one student, Dorothy McKee, and
of two "two plus" students, Lu
cille Saner and Leah Kromllng,
were inadvertently omitted.
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V"- v V .
A " I S.
Burt Brown Barker
University of Oregon. Eur,
Pioneers, mothers of stttdents and
the mother of Burt Brown Barker,
vice-president of the University of
Oregon, will be honored here on
May 7, when the status of the
"Pioneer Mother," sculptured by A.
rmmsier rroctor, will be unveiled.
The statue Is being giyen to the
University by Mr. Barker, in honor
of his mother, an old pioneer of
STAYTON. May S nffWr.
for the ensuing year for the
Woman's club were elected on
Thursday afternoon, and are as
first vice-president. Maude Beau
champ; second vice - president,
Gladys John; historian, Ruth
Wood; treasurer, Freda Roberts,
secretary, Florence Adams; direc
tors, Grace Nelbert. Helen Tate,
i.mma urown and Nora Gardner.
inese Off leers . will be Installed
at the next meeting. May 19.
This day has been desimatMl
cleanup day and members are
asked to come In the morning and
urwg meir lunches. The neces
sary cleaning will be done and tho
remainder of the time devoted to
About a dozeq clubwomen vol
unteered to donate their services,
so the library mijtht remai
through the summer months. Fol
lowing the business session a
splendid musical program was en-
joyea, consisting of piano solos,
violin ensemble, vocal solos, vio
lin solo, piano duet and numbers
by the girls glee club.
W. W. Dibble Dies;
Interment Held in
AURORA. May . Funeral
services for William Wallace Dib
ble, aged 65 years, were held at
Miller's parlors at 2 o'clock Tues
day, Rev.' . L. Crafious officiat
ing. Death occurred April 39 at
an Oregon City hospital, where,
he had been moved following a
stroke, fro: a which he did not
rally. The deceased had lived at
Meridian for 26 years, the last
15 of which he had lived alone.
Surviving him are two aunts,
Mrs. Alms Renner and Mrs. Saun
ders of this state, and three Bis
ters living in Michigan. Inter
ment was in the-' Aurora cemetery.