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The OREGON STATESMAN. Salem. Oregon, Friday Morning, September 9, 1932
The Prince and the Paupers
, By EDWIb A U
M ACDON ALD
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Wo Favor u?ay 17; No Fear Sftali Awe"
From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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"M"PVEMBER 8th is election day. After that everything
will be hunkydory. Prunes will be worth soniething, woo!
will find buyers. Grandpa will suffer less from his rheuma
tic; and the old blue cow won't break 6ut of the lower pas
ture quite so often. !
, v it is strange this naive faith in the magic of the ballot.
Our spellbinders are perhaps responsible for it. Long have
they cultivated the idea that in this country the people were
sovereign and their votes each quadrennial November would
v solve their troubles, lift the loads off their backs, and waft
them into seasons of bliss. Thus the sovereign ballot is in
vested with powers of transcendent proportions.
Alas, for such hopes or fears. The ballot may be some
thing of a club, but it is quite impotent in the face of the
grinding laws which are not enacted by legislative bodies.
King Canute could not command the tides; nor can the
voice of a president or a congress conjure up prosperity.
.Pres. Hoover has been unable toi pull the rabbit out of bis
hat, try as hard as he could by uttering the magical syllaT
bles. i i r .
In 1930 there were many who voted for Gov. Meier
thinking that he might bring them prosperity. The governor
tried ; but the lot of the average man In the state has grown
sorrier in spite of the effort. I
Is the ballot futile then? Not altogether. Sound govern
ment policies must prevail as a shield for the free play of
economic laws ; but it is a mistake to believe that prosperity
te the private possession of one candidate or one party. The
Lord still helps those who chiefly help themselves.
Free Speech in Portland
FREEDOM of discussion and jof resolution is promised
the national convention of I the American Legion by"
its. national commander, Henry LJ Stevens. This is apparent
ly his answer to the reports that convention booze was to be
I'larrpH iinls criticism of Pres. Hoover was kept down.
It is pure folly to think
on foreign fields. Freedom of speech has long been a consti-
tntional guarantee, and the legionnaires are not ones to re-
linquish their constitutional rights. So oratory will flow at
the Portland convention next
But the legion should not
? TV XJ : . i" ;-.
congress u iui H"- - -- -
tlie legionnaires shook a .finger, there are signs tnat even
ho hrnrpH hv thft recent activities Of mdl-
viduaU and '0niatUi - whiJare denouncing grabs and
crafts from tne leaeral treasury;
It being tne popular xmng
dpietratea to the convention will
isr him for the ousting of the
ton. On second thought however the legionnaires may reflect
that Hoover is still president, that he has a pretty good
chance of re-election; and it may be better politics not to
criw nffpnRA hv nersonal abuse
By all means let there be
f larid convention. Any abuse of
rfWf nnnn the orcanization
fore the country.
fpHE new mayor of New York Joseph, McKee, has done
. X enough in a week to entitle; him to a terms election.
The city's payroll had grown 48
of Jimmy Walker, since 1928.
days when the dapper Jimmy set the fasnion in "come easy, !
go easy". McKee slashed salaries by $2,000,000 in one order.
He included himself in the lot
And he has no assurance that
how he can live on $25,000 a
Block to split winnings with
New York has been extravagantly administered. Its debt i
has been mounting swiftly, year after year. Only the swift
multiplication of its wealth has
of debt. As this increase in wealth strikes a pause the debt
becomes increasingly onerous.
cup to the bankers months ago.
ranging a loan when he showed
We talk about government
they are only a drop in the bucket compared with the city
of New York. That would be a good place for Chapman's
Holman to begin work.
milE state can sympathize
A are concerned over the
Stream pollution from a cannervl However hofnra ho
n uab vaiuc Luis
-.U.the city's largest industry.
nu ions 01 pears, running at tne rate or 135 tons a day. It
gives employment to many, affords a market for frSlS and
uoo Kicav uuauuues ux miiieriais. certain iv rna wacta nii
i a i ri.it: i , .
1" ?ul ully industries if. given time will
vve ire o uieir wastes, ueuer a lew dead fish than a great
industry killed by petty agitations
Dr. Clarence True Wilson Kays
But the socialist party comes straight out for government manu
facture and sale of Intoxicants. Enraged because Hoover doesn't stay
super-arid, Wilson makes the jump clear over for putting the gov
ernment in the boore business itself. While the choice is distressing
w. numuiuuuuu, me republican
u inai is consolation.
P bonuseers are putting France Roosevelt on the spot. Frank-
lo will find that while it is easy
ha. done.be win have to change bisTkey Vhen organist mlnorltl.,
start quizzing him about their divvy.
Two young fellows were experimenting with explosives In a
Portland hotel. The explosives worked all right; giving the papers
picture spreads and headlines for two days;
La Grande had its high school burn,
normal school building be acceptable?
"o pontics, ambition" says
w. JNowome one else tell one.
of jmuzzling ten thousand or
nrnved their ficrhtine Worth
take itself too seriously. While
., 5 it, W whenever
to; pan nes. xiuuv-i pwupa
unaertaKe to ao so, cnuciz-
bonus army from Washing
of a man who has been giv-
I ; , f th p t
freedom of speech at the Port-
the privilege however will
and miure its standmsr be-
in New York
during the administration
Those were the free and easy
bv cuttins his salary S15.0UO.
Paul Block's little boy will ask
year, and thus induce Papa
enabled it to carry the load
Walker had to take his tin-
ItfcKee had no difficulty ar
What he was doing to trim
expenses out in Oregon, but
with; the anglers of Aurora who
damacre to fish life throno-h
uiiiiiiKrv it 1x1 nnnnnnm it
It ia now putting up ten thous-
. . r . y. ' "VN-
ha wilt vnf A fnf Knrmoii Tfenmoa
piaiiorm appears to be the least
goini to critics Avkr-T; wC
Would a slightly used
Rufus Holman te C.
I 0 fa . 1
Valve - -
lAumsville, Oregon, Sept. $, 1932
I notice The
gj? ie' ttt
Mr. Sman waa reshingiing his
nouse. The paper was said to
have been published in Portland
b " Samael r century
ag0 ana waa caUed .Tne West
najn of this old
paper has DerhaDS been somewhat
halt ,, . bat tbe
tne paper was "The West Shore.
h. c. porter
pv i -pi
LailV" I (10112111
"I have no plans the failure of
ne to tha faiinn. of nin whih
were never reasonable, and often
impossiDie. Ed Howe,
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPKl.A.M). M. D.
GREAT advances have been
made in medicine since the
discovery of electricity and
its application to the wonderful me
chanical devices of modern days.
The invention of
one such instru
ment, the elec
ou uiaue n pos
sible for the phy
sician to deter
the condition of
the heart. By
its use there is
tion which is of
the utmost value
in treating cer
tain eases of
heart disease. jx, r.wl.
This marvel- CoP
ous instrument records the trans
mission of impulses through the
heart. These impulses influence the
rate, action and force of the heart.
The device will reveal certain
changes which could not be detected
in any other manner.
or example, there is a certain
I heart disturbance known as "heart
i th. h.. a. M..k tv. iAw
dimbera of the heart within the
, j f
i is neeiecta serions dimin but be
t.i.i ri , i
The electro-cardiograph will often
disclose the reason for certain vague
discomforts of the heart-that cannot
be determined by a simple examina
tion. It is of tremendous value in
connection with the information ob
tained from the history of the ease
) Answers to Health Q-eriee
L Q What causes me to take
i . t
com every lime go ouw
ffiffS 7SITt2 cod UveTE
a rral tonic. i
H. If. P. Q. I am 32 years old
and 5 ft. 4 Inches tall. How much
should I weight Have a small lump
on my right breast ibout the size of
a pea, which has been there for
about eight years. It has never en
larged. Should I consult a doctor?
A. Your weight should be 132
pounds. Ton should consult a sur
BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS-
Colorful old timer:
C. B. ("Cy") Woodworth, Sa
lem boy of thd sixties and seven
ties, afterward Portland banker,
now with offices at 1005 Guar
dian building in that city, sends
a contribution for this column
-'Every city, village or hamlet
has its characters. Salem had its
quota, and more too. One of the
most prominent was Louis Byrne,
the baker, whose shop was on
Commercial street near the Ladd
and Bush bank.
"He was spoken of as 'Louie
Burns' and was loved by the chil
dren. They all wanted to go to
the bakery. He had a gruff way
with the boys; he would shout
something at them when they
came in, and go after them about
something or other, and then slip
them a few cookies or a stick of
candy or something that boys like.
"In the early days bakery goods
were not mucn In demand, as the
women did their own cooking, and
it was consldeied bad form to use
bakery bread. The bread was dlf-
and from a careful physical exami
nation of the afflicted person.
Uf course it is not used in treating
heart disorders. But the treatment
can be more accurately determined
after the study of the electro-cardio
gram, the picture made by the electro-cardiograph.
The manner in which tbe electro
cardiogram is made is simpla.-
W hen ever a muscle contracts, an
electrical change is produced. The
heart is a muscle that contracts and
pumps the blood through the body.
The electrical current generated by
the heart may be recorded by con
necting a very sensitive instrument
for measuring electrical energy.
called the "galvanometer," to the ex
tremities of the body. The connec
tions are made to both arms; to the
right arm and left leg; or to the left
arm and right leg.
The instrument is attached to a
sensitive plate and actual photo
graphs are made of the various con
tractions of the heart. These are
studied and compared with the pie
tares of a normally acting heart.
Any alteration Is quickly recog
nized and the actual site of the dis
order is determined.
It is safe and painless proce
dure. No harm can result from this
examination. If yon have been ad
vised to have an electro-cardiogram
do not delay having it made. It will
enable your doctor to thoroughly
understand your ease. Take advan
tage of all the advances that have
been made by modern medical sci
ence. This method of examination Is an
accurate and scientific contribution
that has enabled medical science te
recognize and overcome ma ay se
rious heart ailments. I am telling
you about it because every such de
vice is helpful towards wiping oat
IB.T. Q. What is the cause
and core for styes?
A. Indigestion and constipation
may cause styes, or there may be
eye-strain. Correct the former con
dition when present. Have the eyes
examined to see if gists es are
M. E.C Q. What do you advise
for pimples and blackheads?
A Diet and elimination are im
portant ir tbe correction of this
disorder. Send self - addressed
stamped envelope for full particu
lars and repeat your question.
CVSVfSt. M- Klttl ' IfK
ferent from what is used now.
Only valley wheat was obtainable.
which is a soft variety with a
very low content of gluten (the
word 'gluten' was almost unknown
then) which made a very soft
white bread very flaky. It was de
licious to eat. The flakes would
peel off easily and the children,
when carrying it home, would
poke a hole in the straw wrapper
and peel off flakes of it until it
looked like a rat had .been at it.
"There was a cracker machine
connected with the bakery, prob
ably the first cracker machine in
the northwest. Soda crackers, they
were called. It was a very simple
affair. The dough was un
through a pair of rollers many
times to get It the right consist
ency. This dough was then fed
through another set of rollers
that reduced it to the proper
thickness and also fed it onto a
draper which ran it under a set
of dies that formed the crackers.
It was all hand work, and as "the
bakery was a sort of bumming
place, there was no lack of help
to turn the machine, and no cost
to Louie. They usually took a few
warm crackers for pay. v
"He had a mania for attending
funerals; it was an obsession with
him. He always went whether he
knew .the deceased or not. It n-as
his custom to bring up the rear
of the procession. He wore a light
blue overcoat with a caDe lined
with red, the same as those worn
by the soldiers during the civil
war, in fact it was one of the
many that wa,i old by the govern
ment after the war.
"His vehicle was his express
wagon drawn by a flea-bitten roan
horse. Nearly all the processions
passed south on Commercial
street. Louis was waiting for it.
He would light a fresh cigar,
shift his cap to a Jaunty air, ad
Just his cigar to an acute angle,
mount the seat and bo the cab
oose. "When he died he had one of
the longest funeral processions
that Salem ever had."
Mr. Woodworth, sent with the
above a private note to the Bits
man, in the course of which he
said: "I could go more into detail
but did not want to take up too
much space. He (Lo-iis Byrne)
was a fine man and a good citi
zen. He had a family of girls, and
they were all beauties and were
much sought after by the youth
of that day. Including myself. My
recollection is that the oldest jras
Yesterday Statesman reporters
asked: "Do you think Hollywood
life promotes and encourages do
William H. Perscy, insurance
"There s so much of that
going on a fellow really hasn't
time to read It. I've only glanced
at the headlines, and haven't pass
ed an .pinion at all."
O. E. Wright, telephone build
ing serviceman: "I dont think
so. I think the whole world's up
set. TheyMre all gone crazy."
A. G. upston, grocer: "I've nev
er been there: but Judging from
the newspaper stories It is a good
place to keep away from. ,
Mrs. Dwight Oddnm, home
maker: "Perhaps the mortality in
domestic happiness is no greater
there than in other communities
but they are Just more open and
above board and care less for the
criticism that often comes with
Yeamg aad pretty Patricia BraUfc
vait fcmmee engsged to wealthy,
kMdte-aget Harvey Blaine to re
Hero her father's taaadal sitaa
tieew She hope in vain that hand
aeae Jack Lanreac whess she
nut ears snd the ealy man she
ever wanted to kiss her will ree
cae her from Blaine. In despair, she
tarns to Jlmssie Warren, her Aant
Pamela's husband. They become In
fataated. Ant Pamela Masses her
self for leading Pat to believe she
ne longer tared her hashaad. The
fear at leeiag him makes Pamela
realise hew aach she really cares.
Fhully, Jack arrives. Pat learns he
is the soa of wealthy Senator Laa
rence, who was kidnapped a few
years age when he went to Mexico
to investigate his father's property.
Pat tells him he Is toe late as she
loves JiaiBue ant Jack refuses to
acknowledge defeat and a bitter
rivalry develops between the two
ptea. For dsys JimaUe avoids Pat.
Unable to stand the strain, she de-
terminee to have an aaderstaiiding
with him and asks him to dan
with her. Overcome with emotion,
Pat faints in Jimmle's arms. He is
eoaseteas ei everyone s at area.
As they leave the dance floor. Jack
re-eves the embarrassing aitaatioa
by Joining them. Pamela is grate
fal to Jack. She wires Mr. Braith
wait to come and get Pat. Pat con-
Idea in Jack that her shattered
ideal ef love and marriage caused
her to fall la lore with Jlmmie.
Jack tries to convince Pat that what
she feels for Jimade is not real
love. Pat believes that by her dis
closures ahe has forfeited Jack's
friendship, bat he assures her he
will stand by as long as she wants
him te do so.
"Oh, there's thai Mrs. Brown-
ley," Pat whispered. "Somehow
cant keep my eyes off her."
In a large rocker on the veranda
thrust from the center of the hotel
like a pointing finger toward the
sea, Mrs. Brownley sat, dressed in
her favorite sand color. The elderly
Mr. Drexel was talking eagerly to
The woman was a flattering list
ener. Her soft haxel eyes glistened
with interest, never wandering. She
seemed to settle into a chair in
position of Complete repose.
Watching her in this listening at
titude, it always appeared to Pa
trida that here was instinctive
womanhood displaying her charms.
Without being pretty, Mrs. Brown
ley gave an impression of exceeding
. e m
umiao ice moaern gin, never
seen in one position long enough
to be fully admired, Mrs. Brownley
rested in prettiness. Each slow
move pointed it, giving one ample
time to ponder it.
Most of the men knew her, yet
she made no noticeable attempt to
engage their attention. If they
spoke in passing she replied pleas
antly; if they stopped to talk- she
listened flatteringly. She said little
on her side, and appeared always
at rest, yet never bored or ab
stracted. An aloof but interested
spectator of the hectic passing show
She would sit for hours on the
verandas, in the lounges, moving at
mealtime into the dining room or to
the pavilion for tea. Sometimes she
walked in the gardens or engaged
wheel chair for an hour or so. She
never danced, rarely swam, and
then only in the pool, never in the
sea though she was a good swim
The men spoke of her as "a love
ly little thing." "Heavens knows
why," said the women. "She's
neither blonde nor brunette; not
more than five feet four and must
weigh one hundred and forty
pounds. She has a lovely nose and
eyes, but her mouth is wide, and
her jaw really square."
Women followed her with their
eyes, interested in spite of them
selves. Now and then one of them
addressed her, driven by curiosity
called Lollie Burns; a corruption
of Laura. Sh? was married to
"I like to th.'nk of the old times
in Salem and put some facts con
cerning them on record. Salem
had such a lot of these old char
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and vague resentment. She showed
them the same gentle interest that
she accorded the men.
Patricia wondered if she were
lonely and what the secret of her
charm was. "I'm going to go and
talk to her some day, she said.
relinquishing her bridle to the page
who had run out to meet them.
"Why?" Jack asked, giving her
"Oh, I don't know. The women
act sort of horrid to her, and she
seems so sweet and gracious when
people speak to her; yet never for
ward and pushing."
But, though they looked into each
other's eyes many times, Patricia
and Mrs. Brownley did not speak
during their stay in Palm Beach.
"For heaven's sake, where have
yon two been?" cried Mary Lou,
rushing out to meet them, her
round dark eyes alight. Everything
about Mary Lou was round and
alight when not determinedly bored.
Ve looked everywhere for you.
Did you forget today was the Indian
Sun Dance? Oh, it was too thrill
ing. So savage. The women all wore
millions bf Bteizgs of glass beads
and dresses made of strips of calico
sewed crosswise like the American
flag, only they had every color, red
and yellow .and everything. The
skirts were huge and down to their
ankles. And the men wore smocks
to the knees of the same, with a
tight belt at the waist. But they're
going to dance again this after
noon, if it doesn't cloud up. They
won't dance unless the sun shines."
"Let's hope the sun shines,'
chuckled Jack. "It must have been
"It was. Where were you two
anyway? Arthur Savage has been
looking like a thunder cloud all
morning. If the .Indians had seen
him they wouldn't hare danced.'
She leaned toward Patricia and
whispered, "And Mr. Warren has
been wandering around like a lost
goat or lamb, whichever it is that
Aloud she added, "He asked me
if Td seen you, and I told him 1
hadn't. That you and Jack went rid
Lng every morning at some ungodly
hour and you hadn't got back this
time maybe you d eloped."
"We did," grinned Jack.
acters. The 'Flying Dutchman'
was one of them, then there teas
'Commodore' Sloat. 'One Arm'
Brown, and a lot of others. (A
story on 'One Arm Brown will
The Salem Directory of 1872.
yea two been?" cried Mary Loa.
Mary Loa stopped suddenly, her
little dark face aghast. "Not mar
ried." "Oh, no," laughed Patricia. One
laughed in public no matter what
happened. "One doesn't have te
elope these days to marry. The old
people are too delighted to have
They were joined by he gang."
"What are you going to wear to
night, Pat?" They all talked at
once. "It's fancy dress, you know.
No cutting in, I hear, intermissions
and programs and everything."
"If I don't get my program filled
at once IH be scared stiff. At least
with cutting in you can keep danc
ing. Your first partner has to stick
to you till somebody saves him,"
cried Mary Lou.
"I never see yon dancing long
with anyone," said Jack.
"No, but you never can tell what
may happen if men have to walk up
to you dispassionately and sign a
document to dance with you. It's so
coldblooded and legal looking. When
he sees you going it wild and wooly
he thinks you're a red hot mamma
and rushes in and grabs yon off
before he's had time to think. Yon
have to think over programs."
"Come up to my room and see my
dress, Pat," demanded Rainey Todd,
the gang baby who cultivated a lisp
and a vacant stare. "Or I should
say, trousers. Pale blue satin with
buckles at the knees and a lavender
satin coat. I'm so booful in it." Her
shallow blue eyes were almost in
They dragged Patrieia away.
leaving Jack on the veranda. "My
dear," Mary Loa whispered. "Mr.
Warren was simply wild wjien I
told him you hadnt gotten back
from your ride. He said: 1 hope
they haven't had an accident'."
"And his' f aee was positively
white," drawled Lita Moore, whose
"line" was langour as suiting her
tall slinky figure and thin pale face.
"He's walked a thousand times out
to the road to aee if he could see
"Did he say anythinr besides
that?" asked Patricia, gloating over
J l ramie s misery. .
"No, but he looked volumes,"
from Msry Lou. "Positive volumes."
(T Be Continued)
O 1932. T Kini Fraturrt Syndicate. Ink
in the population section, con
tains these lines: "Byrne, Louis,
grocer. Commercial between Tilde
and State. Residence, corner High
and Center." It should Lave read
between Ferry and State. The
writer believes the Byrne Tesi
. (Turn to Page 15)
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