The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, June 26, 1932, Page 4, Image 4

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A'lvTKe OREGON STATES1IAN, Saletau Orejron, Sunday Morninsr, June S, 13s2
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"i "No Favor Sways Vs; No Fear Shall Awe , ;
- From First Statesman, March 23, 1851
Charles A. Sfracot, Sbtldoh F. SaCxctt, Publi$her$
ChakLes A. Snucm ' - ' , - . Editor-Manager
Sheldon F. SaCKEtt . - - - - Managing Editor
Member of the Associated Pre -
The Aeaoclated Preee la exclusively entitled to the m for pubtlca
tloa of oil Hwt dlsp&txhea credited to It or not otbenrlao credited la
. . Pacific Coast Advertising Representatives:
V. Arthur W. Stypea, Inc. Portia td. 8ecuritjr Bid.
. ... Baa Francisco, Bhaxoo Bids. ; Los Angeles, W. Pa Bide
Eastern Advertising Representatives :
rord-Pareona-Stecher, tno. New Terk, IU Madteoa Ara.J
- Chicago, N. Michigan Ave. - -
office. tlS S. Commercial Street.
Entered at the Postoffiee at Salem, Oregon, as Second-Clase
atter. Published every morning except Monday. Bueineu
Ma Bubeertpttoa ' Ratea, m Advance. " Within Oregon t Daily and
Sunday, 1 Mo, 10 eanta; X Mo. tl.ll; Mo. tl.M; 1 rear 14.00.
Elaawbere 19 cenU per Mo., or IS.00 for t year la advance.
Br City Carrier i 41 centa a month: $1.00 a year la advance. Per
Copy t eenta On trains and New a Staada cents.
Lay S
. 'I vrlH eralae, O Lore, wit jmf
waala aeerC" Paalma HO, .
That. might have been true of
the lyrte David. It la rarely true
today. ,Thls is the day of half
hearted religion. Social conven
tion still prescribes-a priest tor
christening : and ' marrying and
burying. - Those ovents may bo
the . only occasions a' minister
serves a family. --
"Worship has too much competi
tion. Human bolagi dlvld their
Interests. Thoughts centered on
divine things get crowded oat as
folk listen to prise tight broad
casts, Jaxs orchestras, r gad about
in the family bus, read newspapers
and magatines.'attcnd the movies.
While David's flock were peace
fully grating he had plenty of
time to tune his harp, devote his
thoughts to the firmament and the
God whom he placed above the
stars.. So praise flowed from his
lips yes, from his "whole heart."
He was transformed Into a seraph
ef song.
Ascription of praise to a divine
being Is a root of religion. It re
flects man's senue of dependence,
bis weakness in the presence of
great forces. Praise brings sus
taining power and inspiration.
lifting one from the commonplace
Will the Hohenzollerns Return?
arFPORTR make nlaJn that the restoration of the Hohen
SV ll. A U i-t, rrrr,Arf In fiprmanv. The TjrosDect ?nt tn thereaJ. Modern reUglon
i iT "Tv ,. 7 u ZTuL :r7rfVw fimp na oocorae either an acceptance
may still be rather slim; but the signs indicate that the time of 8t6reotyped formula or the fol
ia ripe for making the attempt at any rate. Kaiser Wilhelm lowteg of an ethics code. Neither
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never abdicated. He just lelt tne country, tie may De re-1 emouonai nature wmcn
turned to power, or the crown prince may be placed on the " 1641 fount of M8ion.
tvmn. .t PAfom Life now is somber and sordid.
The very fact that the kaiser's return is under consid- thwarted. : pew tesUfy to any at?
eration indicates the slougn into wmcn democracy in central j sorting enthusiasm. The cynical
Europe has been falling. There is indeed irony in tne swne I 5orrs t enthusiasm to
now, when we compare it with the idealism of Pres. Wilson XITheXnedaTou? any!
who urged force to the uttermost that we might "make the thing today, even about TthVrepub-
world safe for democracy". The need of the present situation lican party, or prohibition or ath-
emt ft hA f a miiVfl AmfvrrAr.v oaf a far thet worM. letlcs. , Tet there must he daro.
. Th wnrM, thA democratic world, will shudder at the I u.on to religion, there must be the
iU..,4. 9 V,-. MaM4in f fV,a mmafxtiv tn rLimrv I E W 1110 COiOT and the
WlkU ItO VfaypiUS, tUJ wji, iba luxynM. iaiizn,i, iwuun, iv mjmj i yuaiua, A as religion taat re-
rw rinwovpr fhat a kino wnuld servn to-focna the lovalties i olves itself Into intelleetnal ea.
and to bind together the people as the republican form of tTJ,?',? "f"
government does not. Only the personal popularity of Pres- J 531 Losini tl?itS Si
laeni iraut von xunaenuurg nas serveu to ceraeub cuuiuuk way io extinction. David sensed
interests in recent years. Even now there is open outbreak the imperative of a crescent reu
between the communists and the nazis or national socialists, f;on VLioyal dfoa of the
swing toward a dictatorship; and a dictatorship is more
monarchical than even the Hohenzollern rule was.
Democracy indeed is on trial. Henry Hazlitt, writing In
the July Scribners, under the title "Without Benefit of Con
gress" advances a proposal for reorganizing our govern
ment by doing away with the congress and electing YK per
sons through a scheme of proportional representation, the
one receiving the highest number of votes to be the president.
Walter Iippman, former editor of the New York World,
notes the strain to which democracy is put in the following:
"For what is most wrong with the world is that the dem
ocracy which at last is actually in power, la a creation of the
Immediate movement. With no authority above it, without re
ligious, political or moral connections which control its opin
ions, it Is without coherence and purpose. Democracy of this
kind cannot last long, it must and inevitably it will, give way
to some more settled social order."
x There have even been hints that in this country the
president should have authority to act independently of
congress in case of emergency.
The Safetv
"Valve - -
Letters from
Statesman Readers
West Stayton,
Editor Statesman:
I noticed in The Statesman dat
ed June 21, the dead line of new
license plates for cars.
And I think that Chief Charlie
Pray Is doing all in his power to
help the auto owner, but i power
lees to render much aid. I think
our Police force la a fine hvl r.r
Our political development in late years has been steadily I officers, but Mr. Meier, our rover-
in the direction of "mere democracy"; witness direct legis- no; making a big mistake for
lation, the recall, etc But we must admit that the demo- ;SI3ntj55 55 iTiVJSiSr'i
cratic often fails to function. Congress itself is an example real hardship on a lot of people
of the deficiencies of trying to legislate by mass meeting, in this part of the country, for
The science of government is still in process of evolution. h JP1'8 "h5 nlc 61:00 of
TV. Q f.nMUM. tm fnr nmlnfi'nn .wiirAw mrm o wViir fn "rawDernea, Had a contract with
-vUvv,, . , w.w. . a cannery in Salem and the con
e iviuraer or tneiNigntviu
B y; A N T H Q N Y A B B O T
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il-'V : V Tfistot Civilization's S
By D. H; Talmaclge; : Sage of Salem
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OesyiU the police guard placed In
her home by Commissioner That
cher Colt, Lola Carewe, suspected
aer-ap" ef a Jewel thief riag, la
mystarioualr murdered. Dr. Hagh
Baldwin gives heart fsHore aa the
canae ef death. Theee present at the
time, beside Colt aad his aides,
were Lola's mother, lira. Carewe f
the amtler. maid, and Yfceeeai Row
land., aa attorswy. Colt feels the
young man whose photograph
adorns Lola's dresser --.and whose
Identity she refaaed to reveal beyond
his first Bame, "Basil--! connected
with the mystery. At the saemtlen
ef his name, Mrs. Carewe he
comes hysterical, sayiag Lola was s
cruel beast aad never loved Basil.
Christiso Quires, Lola's guest, can
aot he located, although the elevator
boy elalsas she returned arotrad aid
sight with her escort, Guy Everett,
and Colt found the hag she carried.
Celt phones Everett's apartment
after S a. m. and learns Everett
has not arrived. A cine in the form
of a small woodea hex la picked p
under Lola's window. Chung, the
butler. Is questioned.
THE Homely yellow man began
by telling nothing. With his
. ptrmpUtt-Uks bald head gleam
ing with moisture, and his gold teeth
shining between bis parted lips the
01 - favored Chung walked to the
drawing room, hands at his side,
and stood deferentially waiting to
be questioned. His answers were ex
plicit, if prolix. He had not seen
Miss Christine Quires return on
this, the three hundred aad sbiy.
fifth night of the4ateet year ef the
Christiaa calendar. He had spent
the entire eraninx la the kitchen,
shelling peas aad reading a paper
bound life ef a cinema aetress
ef great popularity. He w
familiar with all ef the twelve
11 v l f VTSJ1 I 111
I i n ft" I
What Is the sopreme test of siv-.
luxation. J dunno. Pie erust,
perhaps, -- t - .: ''
Impresslouj that linger: ML
Hood at sunrise, the Willamette
river south from the Center street
bridge, the landscape from the
root of the Elrst National Bank
knlldlne a fit I tit )ivtnr nm
on a chair seat. . : . -. - -
If you can find it convenient to
do so, read the editorial "Reds.
Blues and Yellows" In the Satur
day Evening . Post of June 18.
! Fine. .- ,
'; There are motion plays that are
tiresome and there are those that
are restful, regardless of good
qualities. Like books. And peo
ple.- . .
In times of stress the Setter hu
man qualities shine .more bright
ly.' We should never really know
some men ana women did wn see
them only in fair weather.
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"Only sometimesT What Vis
wrong other times T" -
Toe mack work. Always dinner
parties, luncheon parties, late sap
pers I have no ibaa read LI Pot
"But she was Had to youT"
rooms in the pent-house
of no hiding-place that Colt might
have overlooked, where Christine
might hare remained oonoealsd.
But the Commissioner prodded
on, hoping stSI to uncover some
thing behind Chung's Oriental mag
"What Is your fuO name?"
"Chung Wong Duk."
"Where educated T"
"Indeedl Of what class were
your people t
"If y father was aa exporter ef
Colt looked at the butler ahrewd-
"Then what is a man from such
a family doing as a butler la the
United States T"
Chung inclined his head forward
"Mr country is not so old-fash-
Joned as many people Imagine. In
my country IX a young man is un
usually intelligent uce myseix, so
is placed In the service of the gov
eminent, like myself, to travel far
and wide and observe foreign ways
and report the habits of ether
"So you are a spy."
"No. sir. A spy is a military ob-
serrr. I am not in tut sernc ex
a . 1 v " J -a wniviU saaaia Mm CUD I saesa, wbbj AV
set up some lorm oi democracy wnicn tnen proceeds to ulS-1 tract was broken. I picked three I the army. I am a civilian observer."
integrate until some Napoleon comes along and with a ioaas, two the canneryj took, and I "Then
"whiff tf ' grapeshot" ends mob rule, restores royalty and P" Ejected without looking
j.v.. ii ?i- i-i-T I t them, only one pound box.
Luua wie ia cumpieieu, i xn WTiter has some more bar-
There is need in this country to be on guard both against I ries of the Wild Mountain variety
suggesuons tuat we neea a aictator ana against me ciaruur-1 wr nmca mere u no sale. Ev
ous and radical appeals of demagogues stirring mob pas- ?frt0.0Wtter t111 nl Dlat0B
ainria TTia AmonVnn oYTiPrimnt hna nn frta. wriftla snrppd0d I :U " S?011 ms h Cn He Is no
v u-itwm 4B av eeauvaavieu Ma akUVMy aajai wa fe aww waww vaa wa a IfJBP Draft IT At
wcu, uui m uu3 tea win k uuie v c must, iciuciuuer viiaw vijju- i in conclusion I would advise
ance ia the nrice of the liberty we eniov. I Mr. Meier to set hia Bible
l ine wow Testament James
cn 3 attd re it. Tor God will!
surely bring it to pass if there is
ao cnange or heart.
Two Families
TTfE know of two families in this town. One consists of a
Iff husband and wife and numerous children. Last winter
this family was one of the Lord's poor and got aid from at will be first to be
charity organizations, boasting now of how they were taken j Editor StateMna"
UAU Via aWiaAnilCU ilUa?UaUU Tv AAA AtvW TVVAAV IA1A OIA1AA I X OUI7 .UlCOrlal NODOdT llftll
beneath his dignity to accept. The family expects to rely on JJfter editors should be 11-
community charity next winter. itors whSught'to!! lm 6i"
- The other family consists of a widow and some chil- on their sanitv" i nrfin.
dren. The husband died a year aeo. The widow goes out n open season. I nrononA
daily to labor to sustain her family and tries each month t4na1m', Claude ingaiis and ei-
to oar a little on the funeral expenses of her late husband. rcifc ,cu,, w in examining.
Her children pick up work wherever they can. This family
asks no charity, wants none.
Capt. John Smith laid down a better law of economics
than Adam Smith when he told the loafers at Jamestown
"Those who won't work, won't eat.".. Charity organizations
will have to be hardboiled to shut off the idlers and wastrels
from the bounty. -
why do yon work la the
household of Lola Carewe T
Chuass faoe was Impassive, as
To observe the manners ex low
ex middle cites Americana."'
Colt shot a glance at Dougherty,
then hastened en with his ques
"How long have you worked for
Miss Carewe T
"Since she was married to Kr.
Gifford. For Ifz. Gifford I worked
two years before he married MJas
Carewe. Poor Mr. uurorav
"Why "poor Mr. Gilford' I"
"He died." -
"Then you came with his widow.
Did you like working for herT"
We've gotten ourselves into a
fine fix. Little by little we have
elevated money to the godshln In
our affairs, and now wo cannot I he sneered.
effectively give out a few words of
comfort and cheer without accom
panying it with cash.
What Is this book. "A Thousand
and One Germs of Poultry' which
a boy tells me ther have in the
library at his house. He means.
1 suppose, "items or Poetry."
He had spent the entire evening la the kitchen, shelflag peas aad
reading a paper-bouad Ef e ef a movie queen.
"Have yon any knowledge of any
of her enemies T"
"That it not my business."
"Ton do not know anyone with
whom she quarreled?"
"Oh, yea, I know that."
"With whom, Chung 1
"It was a Tory strange house
hold. Mr. Commissioner. People
suspected each other, tot instance
had charge ef the parrot aad
dog. I fed both. I did aot poison
them. Tot I felt Miss Lola
pected me."
"Did she tea yoa so?" blurted
"No, sir but her glances were
like indictments. I believe Mrs. Ca
rewe was afraid of Miss Lola. They
very frequently quarreled. I even
beard Miss Lola say to her mother.
1 want to get rid ef yoa forever.'
Is that a way for a daughter to
speak to the parent she should
Chung's questloa was entirely
rhetorical. His tone was answer
enough. Like a poet reciting his
Own verses, he hastened oat
"Ton ask me If I have known
Miss Lola to quarrel. I say that I
have known little else. She made
many men desperate that I know.
am .facing the law. I must tell
the truth, so help me God! I heard
one man threaten her life."
"Who was that!" barked Dough
erty excitedly.
"Guy Everett, the theatrical gen
"A week or so ago la this
"Where were yout."
"In my kitchen."
' "And yon heard him say what?"
1 wish I could strike you dead.'
"Hear anything else?
"No. sir that was the only time
his voice was raised high enough
for me to hear."
Then." said Thatcher Colt, "yon
dont know what they were quar
reling about?"
No. sir."
"With whom else did Miss Lola
"That old gentleman whom you
let go home"
"Mr. Rowland?"
"She quarreled with him."
"Here again In this room to
"Too. heard It?" . , Hiv
"Ani" -
"What did they quarrel about?"
"I heard Mr. Vincent Rowland
tell her that she was playing a dan
gerous game. That the police would
get on to her. That aot everyone
would stand for what she was do
ing." "And what was she doing?"
asked Colt tensely, as Dougherty,
Fallon, and I drew nearer.
But the Chinaman only shrugged.
1 wish I knew," he confessed
with a gold-toothed smfls. "I be
lieve Sn lav. I believe In order. I
am telling these facts about my.
mistress because I believe in law
and order."
"Keep all this to yourself," ad
monished Colt. "I will talk with
yon further."
He was dismissing the Chinese
witness because at that moment
had come a clamor at the door. The
detail from Headquarters was ar
riving. Colt quickly dispatched
Chung to his kitchen, as thsre
marched Into that exquisite apart
ment a group of picked experts
from the New York Homicide
Squad. Leading the delegation was
Assistant Chief -Inspector Flyan, ia
command of an the detectives of
the New York Police Department.
Flynn was the second ranking of
ficer of the entire force, occupying
thsupost originally created for Ed
ward P. Mulreoney, now Commis
sioner. His vitally important posi
tion Is now held by Flynn's suc
cessor, John J. Sullivan, one of the
ablest officers In the Department.
Assistant Chief -Inspector Flynn
was one of the old guard a grad
uate of that stern class of officers
led by Inspector Thomas Byrnes
and Superintendent Ueorge W.
McCluakey, old-time police officials,
now dead, who, In the days when
Fulton Street was the dead-line,
terrified the New York criminal
Corvallls. June 11 D. H. T.:
My attention has been called to
your reference in the Statesman
to Representative Hangen of our
old home district in Iowa. Per
haps you know If not this will
inform you that he was.renom-
I lasted In the late primary elec
tion. You are correct; he Is bold
er of the continuous service reo-
ord for aU time in the national
house of representatives.) X.
Heard ia passing:
"Give us time: we'll learn."
"Tusco. the poor old tramp.'
(Not the only one.)
"Morale is a kind of 'salad
dressing." (Dear me!)
"Gee! I forgot to send dad a
card for Fathers Day." (Never
mind, buddy. Write the old duf
fer and tell him about it.) '
"Listen to the great heart of
humanity beating on the high
ways.' (Ia its boots, enT)
The story Is told of a certain
old gentleman at the State and
Commercial street intersection.
The time was the noon hour of a
foggy day last winter. The old
gentleman wore dark glasses.
Several time he ventured Into
the street, determined to cross,
and several times hastily return
ed to the sidewalk. Then his arm
was grasped by aa observant
stranger and they stepped out into
the traffic "Thanks." said the
old gentleman; "what I need is
leadership." "God help us," said
1 the stranger; "It's what the whole
! United States needs."
Some spirits cannot be broken.
Cully Flick. In aa auto collision.
was mrowa 10 or so reel into a
ditch, where he remained uneon-
sotous for ten minutes. Then he
opened his eyes and slowly raised
himself on an elbow. "Oh yeah?"
fTa Be Ceetiaae4 Ti
Copyright 19JI. kr Coia Friede. Inc.
Dbtribatc by Kiag Featorca Syadicate, lea.
New Views
lesteraay the question asked
oy statesman reporters was:
wnat is your reaction to the
news that the Hohenzollerns' re
turn to power in Germany Is Im
minent r- . . ,
Special Session Not Wanted
CI EN. EDDY of Roseburp: proposes a special session of the
O legislature to effect special dispensation for motorists! .P''Ebler, barber i "is that
who find themselves unable touy e1en?ef rsh. I don't Sow "what the effect1
tci auvug case uiixy ue maue up ia. meir uenau. un me ms return would be." v
other hand the state highway commission is besieged with , .
appeals for spending money to relieve the same class of j tofy,; houecwife:
people who find it impossible to buy licenses. The commis- ZVht i im!!nil hT
sion has already borrowed a million dollars in anticipation thmg:" -
of the receipt of this license revenue. - ; . - - ? : '
There are many people who will be forced to lav nn l . sobia Foley, student:
it I
their dars for lack of a new license on July 1st But the vast fLKus? Jeaiw aS-i St
majority of the car owners will dig up the money; and they ubSp7 dont
vm uiS v up as eaauy juiy lsi as August 1st or Sept. 1st. '
Our license rates are high; but they should stand until
the next session of the legislature. Sen. Eddy should have
au? hia theories last session if he wanted the change
made. There are many practical objections to making a hur-
A1CU CBU iUr BDeCiai SeSSlOn and draff in ,ma,MM M1tv I ... Jar rtrtmm. t.At 1fV. "T
legislation.-The chief danger is threatening the financial hardly kao,r' Tott know tne 1 in isso, were of land still
program of the state highwav commiasinn Ihave had a lot of friends and j ia the name of the U. S. govern-
11 a Schults, carpenter: "I
don't think so. I think the : peo
ple, are better satisfied the way
11 ia."-;,;,.-,.-. -. --.'-f
Historic four corners:
S e
(Continuing from yesterday:)
Bonds tor deeds or contracts were
common, by persons who had tiled
donation land claims, pending re
ceipt of patents. That accounts for
the necessity of some guessing,
where no record or living . evi
dences can be found.
. S - -The.
four patents to claims that
made up Salem's townslte land
were granted thus: To John Br.
and Helen C. McClane, Dec 18,
186s; recorded Jan. 28, 1881. To
Wm. H. and Chloe A. WUlson,
Feb. 4, 1882; recroded March t.
1884. To Josiah L. and Elisabeth
W. Parrish, Sept. 80, 1885; re
corded July 28, 1878. To David
and Adella J. Leslie, July 8,
1869: recorded Sept. 2. 1887.
Helen C. Judson had been mar
ried to J. B. McClane, and her
father, : L. Bv Judson, had made
over his claim to them. That claim
comprised the northwest 64 1
acres; the Parrish claim the
northeast 640: the Willson claim
the central, and the Leslie claim
the south 840 acres.
It will thus be noted that some
of the deeds were years In being
made, and all the original plat.
strong backing there- alt . the
time." ' .
Daily Thought
; Get in the harness, Brother
SI AYS the Capital Journal: - ?V . - -.
LAKf'150ri, to b mttl tk anemploymeat
; problem solved without a huge public construction plan to pro
vide employment? . . . Why shouldn't there he Inaugurated puV
" Ssm-? 6f Ua U Vtl f11 timuUte business generally
and enable It to inaugurate its owa Mftiura . . . . ? . w
ai era a aa uuiu jiii mi ww a- i i i i i r iin w vtbsv1 tawraapaa a jio t aaMAaj m a. m - .AL..a.-a.iJ . . k
,i. . r n vvuauucuua ieia mi waaouii a usuea doiu- i to maxe ais ciaun was made aoout
cere wnich wiU take care of our employment T)roblenL Dro- ly -araspal and eatea without tai-1 eight years before that, with the
; 7 TTiwj xirBC-aass Water SVSteni and nn n wlth-l . ut av Daiueuroam misaieaary socisiy.
. !a a cost which the 17. J?o r Bys l a M wlttt wU for the golden, fruit ef f. v-a-Ja,, -V
" v.' '' ." ' " -' r'T r--; .i-.. Iknowledge." Oulda, ; Bmlth-soll the PTfisat SUte4
."The bread of bitterness is the
food on which men grow to their j
inmost suture; the waters of I
bitterness are the debatable ford
ment that Is not patented.
though claimed. So the bargain
may ; have been struck between
WUlson and Smith long before the
deed was made, to" the Statesman
building site. The WUlson deed to
W. H. Rector, was dated April IT,
1868, but Its (contents, on, the
county records, show that it was
la fulfillment of a pond dated
Feb, 6, 1852. -The agreement un
der which WUlebo. got .his right
man building in 1869. The deed
was dated Sept. 9 of that year. It
sets forth the sale by Joseph ft.
Smith and Julia Smith his wife to
John F. Miller and L. F. G rover of
65 feet of land by 165 feet, run
ning to the aUey, "being known as
Smith's block, and Including the
livery stable on said lot" That de
scribes the present Statesman
property, including the W. C. T. U.
corner part, excepting a halt in
terest in the land occupied by the
party wall on the south, which was
acquired many years later. The
livery stable was there until the
present Statesman pressroom was
e S
The consideration In the deed
was $18,000 and the deed bore an
18 revenue stamp. That shows
one of the "nuisance" taxes after
the war of the RebeUIon. . R, C.
Goer was then county clerk and
C N. Terry deputy, recording the
aeea in long hand, of course. No
typewriters in those days. That
was" a very fair price, some read
ers will probably conclude. By the
way, the Rector building occupied
42 front feet, on a lot running
165 feet to the alley.
"a "a "a
; Thus the present Statesman
building was erected soma- time
before 1869, possibly several years
before. And It was evidently erect
ed partly that the pioneer woolen
mill might have a display and
sales room in the business center
of the town for, with the over
land stage station : where the ar
mory Is now. and the .numerous
river steamers landing at the toot
of Trade - street, the business of
the state of ' Oregon centered
around the historic four corners.
the big flouring mill on the next
block, the main . brewery . just
screes the street, and the town en
joying a period of brisk growth,
that no doubt seemed the logical
The pioneer woolen mill store
was in "the Smith brick." that be
came "the Grover A MUler brick."
and Is -now The Statesman build
ing, it is Interesting to note that
L. F. Grover and John F. -MUler,
at the time they bought the Smith
Dricx, had recently acquired the
lot at the northeast corner of
Commercial and Trade streets. It
is possible that they intended to
erect a buUding there, but decided
that the Smith brick at $18,000
wouia oe a better Investment.
How long the governor's office
was lu the present Statesman
building, the writer has sot ascer
tained. But it was Ukely here un
der the incumbency of Geo. L.
Woods (serving from '46 to 70),
when Grover and MUler bought
It; together with the chambers of
the supreme court and the rooms
or the state library.
Thus Governor L. F. Graver.
beginning . hie service Sept 14,
1870, .came to his own building
(or rather the one in which ha
had aa undivided half interest),
and had his office therein daring
that term, and nearly aU the time
of his second term that he served.
ior no wss elected u. 8. senator la
1876, by the first legislature that
met m taepresentt statehouse.
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Joseph 8. Smith was a brother
of W. K. Smith, who became a
wealthy sawmill man of Portland.
W. K. Smith operated la Salem
before going to Portland. He
owned the site of the present Dan
J. Fry home on High between
Oak and LesUe streets. But he
transferred It to Jos. 8. Smith on
April 15, '59, and Jos. 8. built the
original home there. ' Oct 8. 1866,
L. F. Grover bought It from Smith,
and. lived there, as Smith had
done. On July 12. '71 (probably
expecting to be Sleeted, senator),
Grover sold the home to Rhoda A.
Edes. whose , husband. " Geo. A.
Edes, was county clerk. The Frys
acquired the property la the nine
ties, the final deed being dated
May 18. 1901.
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dmt readers may. be Interested
In the places where the men In
charge of the state government
lired in 1872.' The Directory of
mat year snows:
Grover, L. F., governor. High
between Oak and Leslie. Flelsch
ner, Louis; state treasurer. Com
mercial and Ferry, with office In
Holmaa brick. D. Flelsehaer, as
sistant, residence at Chemeketa
B. F. Chadwlck. secretary of
state, residence Capitol and Cen
ter; office, Holmaa brick, corner
Commercial and Trade. (Should
be Commercial ' and Ferry.)
Cann. T. H., agent board of
school commissioners (like pres
ent state land board), residence
Cottage between Chemeketa and
C O. Curl, supreme court clerk.
residence 14th between Chemek
eta and Court
"Colored school, corner. Marion
and High." That sounds strange
now. But up to and Including
1S7Z, the white folks of Salem
were very persnlcklty about hav
Ing their children In school with
the offspring of eolored folks in
tact they would not aUow It all.
The "colored school" waa what
was afterward known as the "lit
tle Central school," on the site of
the present high school building.
(Continued on Tuesday.)
I saw "Scarface" at the Elsi-
nore early In the week, and on
coming out I met Jud Hooslt, who
had also been viewing tne picture.
Jud has a third cousin whohas
some sort of Job in a studio at
Hollywood, which fact for some
reason or other gives Jud author
ity as a critic.
We crossed the street and seat
ed ourselves on the doorstep at
the Oregon Electric passenger station.
"Well?" says I.
A sockdolager," ears Jud.
Tve seen a good many gangster
pictures, but this "Scarface" fUm
outgangrs anT ot the others,
Vlvtder er terrtbler er "
"Largely based on fact too,"
saysL -
"Yes," says Jud, drawing a
long breath. "Ain't It awful? I
read In the papers of the St Val
entine's day massacre In Chicago
and ot the hospital murder of
Legs Diamond and ot Via Coil's
death tn a telephone booth and or
the triumphal return of Al Ca
pon e from Florida. And now Pve
seen it with my own eyes, machine
guns, tear gas, mthlessness, bru
tality and all the rest of It and.
by the way, did you notice how
sort ot paralyzed the - audience
"Spellbound," ears L "I felt
that way myself."
"That Paul Muni s a great ac
tor, eh? Makes some other ac
tors ot gangster parts look sort ot
cheap, eh?"
"George Raft was good. too.
and the two girls, Karen Morler
and Ann Dvorak, were just about
perfect, eh?"
"Do you think such pictures
should be surpressed? I see some
of the censors hare been getting
busy with this one. They claim It
glorifies gangsters, that it gives
a false view of modern life. I
can't see wherein it glorifies gang
sters any, can you?"
"Makes 'em out to be lower
than rats. Where's the glorifica
tion in that? Makes Jesae James
look quite respectable. We don't
Uke to face anything disagreeable.
do we? But we've got to face
thla gangster thing, looks to me!"
An hour later I met no with
Tom Rinley, and Tom says "I hear
yoa went to see the gangster pic
ture this afternoon. Jud Hooslt
tells me you Uke It fine. Said
you and him talked it over and It
was all he could do to get la a
word edgewise now and then, but
you and him agreed on the pie-
ture pretty well."
"Now wouldn't that rive vow
high blood pressure?
Suggestion for a sentimental
outing: Go to the Odd Fellowa
cemetery and read Gray's Elegy.
When you store your garment
sway from one season to the next,
advises a motherlr newsnanee!
keep a list ot them. Some ot us
are not going to store our gar
ments away from one season to
the. next Too much likelihood ot
catching eold. You store your
garments away from one season to
the next if you want to, but we're
going to wear ours. Thanks Just
the same. r
LIBERTY. June 28 Amonjr
visitors la the community the past
week are Mr. and Mrs. Will Greg-
orjr and family of West port, who
, nave been guests at the O. S.
' Brooks' home.
For yeartv the
cupiecX mora
!- - - for doaa vltL
'i gloried to give
jjJ; Jump" and
if ocals has oc
eye reaulred
ocals are den
reading and
y, reducing
befora youfi
rdlrvr part'ota
ofthe tens titan tne
nrf. Ka Fiitmia Mf
retur vision for both
ey are bett as Optical!
Avoiding reUrjbowaf
uernora irate meseusi