The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 25, 1932, Page 4, Image 4

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    "The OREGON STATESMAN.' Salem, Oregon; Sunday Mornln. September 25; 1532
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From First Statesman, Mhrch 28,' 18S1 -f;;
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Scuttling City Ownership of Water System
NOBODY in this town should be deceived by what a few
, stalking horses for the water company aided by. some
i sincere opponents of a large water bond issue hatched up the
f other night. Behind the front of objection to the two and a
half million dollar bond issue is a brazen attempt to scuttle
thfe whole effort of the municipality to acquire and operate
the water utility here. The Statesman was an active fighter
against the issuance of two and a half millions in bonds, be-
cause the issue was too large, but we serve notice now that
j we will fight the measure for repeal, not because we have
changed our minds about the unwisdom of such a large in-
vestment in a water system, but because we will not endorse
the hypocritical attempt to maintain the private operation
of such a vital public utility as the supplying of this commun
ity with? water. ;;.. '
v" The way out "on the" water question lies in going ahead,
not in going backward. Those who think the people of this
city "are ready to retreat now and give the field over com
pletely to the private water company are foolish. Salem cit
izens have expressed themselves twice in unmistakable lan
guage that they favor public ownership of the water system.
That decision was ratified again in the last municipal elec
tion when Douglas McKay was elected on a platform of ac
quiring the water plant with preference to a mountain source
of supply. "
If the repeal advocates were sincere in their lip-worship
of the city's acquisition of the water system they would have4
submitted, not a repeal measure, but an amendment to lim
it the bond issue to $1,500,000. when that was proposed m
.the meeting it was cried down. So now the plain issue is
private ownership against city ownership. On that issue we
take the stand we have consistently held, in favor of city
ownership.
;What is the urgency now to have the company complete
the filter plant? The season of abundant water is now here.
Why such sudden haste to let the water , company build the
filter plant? Senator Spaulding asked that pointed question
at the meeting, and received no satisfactory answer. There
is no pressing need of the filter plant ; there is nothing to be
gained by letting the company do the work. And there is
much risk therein. In the first place not only did the city en
gineeracondemn the plan and location, but citizens who were
on the first water board came to the conclusion that the
proposed" plant was too small. Eugene is just putting into use
a f ilter plant -which will have a capacity of 12,000,000 gal
lonsl Why should Salem which is much larger, encourage
the company to go ahead with a plant half that size?
. We have a very high regard for August Huckestein who
h called the repeal -meeting to order. Mr. Huckestein Is a lead
Vine local democrat. Do not his ears still ring with the re-
sounding echoes of the speech of the presidential candidate of
his party who denounced in Portland only a few days ago
the iniquities of many private utilities 7 And were not the or
ganizers of the pyramided holding companies controlling
the local water utility as reprehensible as any in their ex
ploitation of the public interest? Why now does M-. Huck
estein. carry water for the water company?
:We recall too that Mr. Huckestein was a leader in the
movement to elect Douglas McKay for mayor; and that he
v was one who solemnly assured the people that the effort was
; not one to defeat the will of the people as expressed at the
polls: but to insure them of conservative handling of the
bond funds by a competent business executive. Mr. McKay
was elected. Have Mr. Huckestein "and his friends lost con
fidence in their nominee even before he takes office?
Let it be said that Douglas McKay is no party to this
: repeal movement, that he stands precisely where he declared
himself m his election campaign.
- i With the assurance that we have a careful business man
like McKay as mayor who will see to the best of his ability
that no money is squandered on the water system, why should
not the people of Salem let the matter proce'ed?
Some people are fretted over the delay and the litiga
tion.' Actually not a day has been lost. For as the repealists
tell us, the bonds can't be sold anyway. So long as there is no
market for the bonds no time is lost over the litigation
which history has shewn is always protracted. The fact" is
the legation is carried on by the water company purely for
Durodses of delay. We are not surprised at this repeal move.
We heard it would come just as it has, away last spring. The
watet company is behind it. The hand may be that of Esau
but Jacob's voice is clear. '
" ' We think the maximum the water system here can bear
is a bond issue of $1,500,000. If however a gravity plan
could be obtained and the money obtained on approximately
a 412 basis then an investment of $1,800,000 might be car
ried .
The constructive program for the city of Salem is not
to repeal the bond issue of $2,500,000, but to continue with
litigation to get its validity sustained. Then under a capable
and trustworthy leader like Douglas McKay .proceed to ac
quire the plant by negotiation if possible ; then if not by con
demnation. Then as to future improvements instead of tak-
Ing the word of the engineers Baar and Cunningham, call in
! men like the superintendents of the water systems of Eugene
; and Portland and Seattle, like State Engineer Stricklin and
! Dean- Rogers of the engineering school at Corvallia and
!, have them recommend a program of improvements for the
city. .
'The Statesman proposed some months ago borrowing
money from he Reconstruction Finance corporation to buy
the plant and improve it. The R. F. C. advises that its funds
are not available for purchase but forconstruction work.
However this writer has private advices from. responsible
sources to the effect that if the city buys the plant then it
can effect a loan from the R. F. C. The first objective then
,ls to validate the bonds; the second to acquire the plant. Jt
jn&y take a good while, but that is the, proper course to
follow, f j. i
,T We would not borrow any money from the R. F, C or
from the general public without further studies as to the
most practicable sources of supply. -' v
" ,We are opposed to spending.any twoand a half million
dollars on the plant; but we are not ready to put a ring in
Salem's nose for the water company to lead us' around with.
.; vTo'fepeal the bond issue,; excessive as it is, without sub
ttitutlng a more moderate bond issue in its place means re
treat, means indefinite postponement of municipal owner
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John- Mix Stanley,
Indian painter;
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(Continuing from yesterday:)
The letter, dated at Fort Walla
Walla, December 2, 1847, and ad
dressed, "Messrs. Walker & Eells,
My dear Gentlemen," follows:
S S
"Through the Interposition of a
kind providence I have been per
mitted to arrive here in safety,
and you will with me think that
God has been merciful in sparing
my life. . .
"It is my melancholy duty to
inform you of one of the most
tragical massacres on record in
Oregon.
"The following are the persons
killed: Mr. and Mrs. Whitman.
Mr. Rodgers. Hoffman. Sanders
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS-
(schoolmaster), Mr. Marsh, John
and Francis Sager, two youths.
brothers. Canfield the blacksmith.
Two families at the mill supposed
to be killed, one of them are
known to be. This was committed
on the 29th of last month by the
Kayuse Indians. Some attribute
the cause to the poisoning ot the
Indians, although there are many
rumors and as I have been here
only one half hour, and hearing
so much, and having so little time
and from the excitement of run
ning the gauntlet for two days
myself I am perfectly unnerved
and bewildered. Solomon has
been faithful to the last, - may
God bless him. I am Informed
that a party of Indians started to
Mr. Spalding's to complete their
horrid Jbutchery, also to The
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Yesterdays
... Of Old Salem
Town Talks from The State
mil of Earlier Days
September 25, 10OT
The formerly moch-desplsed
evergreen blackberry Is coming
into popular favor here and Is
being removed from its wild lo
cations to the fertile loam of
shrubbery patches, as the result
of Its discovery as a jell berry la
Washington state.
But five miles of grading re
main to be done before Salem
will be connected with Portland
by the Oregon Electric railway.
The new bridge for the line over
the Willamette river at Wllson
ville has been completed and the
tracks Into Portland tested.
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
.V
CHILDREN'S Interest in their
food is dependent chiefly on
three factors. These are the
type of child, the general health
and the environment.
The stocky child with broad
chest and ample
abdominal da
velopment usu
ally takes his
meals as a mat
ter of course.
His placid out
look upon life
is not easily dis
turbed, provided
his physical con
dition is up to
par and hi sur
roundings are
pleasant. Chil
dren of this type
are easy to n . ,
manage and to Ur' Copo
train to Droner habits.
The narrow type of child, whose
orain and nerves have developed at
the expense ox bis body, is a differ
ent problem. He is easily upset
uis digestive oreans are less vie
orous and his craving for food less
u marked than that of the stocky
child. His alert mind finds jnany
interests to divert his attention
from the mere routine of meals.
All children suffeaat times from
minor ailments, Some of which
cause loss of appetite. A head cold
so slight as to attract but little no
tice, by the now ox mucus into the
throat may take awry the desire
xor xood.
uonsupanon is a very common
cause of lack of appetite. A body
filled with waste products does not
crave nutriment. Correct the con
stipation by a mild laxative and the
appetite will quickly return. Many
parents fail to annredata the vital
necessity for regular daily elimina
tion. Septic conditions of the teelh,
to axils, and adenoids should not be
neglected, for they diminish both
vitality and appetite.
Home conditions have a powerful
influence upon the nervous system
of the chiU. A nagging mother or
a Daa-temperea xainer wui maae
the child indifferent to food and
cause him, perhaps, to prefer a
hanger strike rather than a neai
under such conditions.
Research has shown that an un
pleasant incident during a meal,
such as a scolding for some breach
ox. table manners or xor spuiing
food, in many cases has caused a
child to dislike some wholesome and
tempting article of diet, so that he
will obstinately refuse to take it at
any time afterward, lx forced by
his parents to eat the food, nausea
and vomiting result and all the
benefit of the meal is lost. ,
The Tlay Tyrant !
A poorly selected diet, especially
one with too great a proportion of
milk, often results in lack of desire
for the essential solid foods. An ex
cess of fats, lack of properly cooked
vegetables, too much candy or otner
sweets given between meals, and an
insufficient amount of water are
among the most common causes of
disordered digestion.
One of a mothers difficult prob
lems is the child who refuses to eat.
Of several reasons for refusal, one
is overindulgence. The child takes
a dislike to some article of food and
obstinately declines to eat it. As a
rule he is a member of a neurotic
family, loves attention and, finding
that he can be the center of the pic
ture by declining to eat, he plays
his advantage to the utmost. Bribes,
diversion at meals, candy, cake and
promises of desired playthings and
outings give him a sense of power.
Such children should not be per
mitted to feel their importance.
When they do not eat, the meal
should be removed without com
ment. Some children court atten
tion by eating slowly, having to be
urged to take each mouthf uL Pro
longed meals should never be al
lowed. The obstinate, negative child
should be trained in obedience from
the first moment this .tendency is
notierd. There can be no peace in
a hounehold ruled by a tiny tyrant.
1 Answers to Health Qnerie"""
Reader. Q. What causes one to
suffer from temporary blindness,
associated with severe headache,
vomiting and nervousness?
. A The blindness may be due to
the MTeilt of the headache. Make
sure there is no underlying kidney
condition. .
S. A. M. Q. What do yon ad
vise for eruptions en the facet
Av Diet and elimination are Im
portant la the correction of this dis
order. Send self-addressed stamped
envelope for rail particulars and
repeal your question.
IMS.
ship, means tieinar the city up lo the water -company with
constant conflicts over service, valuations-and rates, means
(more important than money) committing the supply of. one
of the most vital necessities for a' force and crowinc com.
munify in the .hands of private interests principally con-
cemeu in proaucxion 01 earnings. -
Salem ought not to tolerate that We do not believe Sa
lem will tolerate it 1
ventions of the republican, demo
cratic, populist, " prohibitionist
and socialist parties met at the
state house here yesterday to
organise. The republican com
mlttee on resolutions endorsed
Taft for presidential nomination
in 1108.
September 25, 1022
That the Russian Reds con
tinue to have a corps of well-
organized workers rn this coun
try and that they are making un
tiring efforts to gala control of
the labor movement was an out
standing fact brought out yes
terday at the 20th annual con
vention of the Oregon State Fen
eration of Labor here. On the
heels of resolutions submitted for
approval of L W. W. and Red
programs, President Hartwlg bit
teriy denounced their sponsors
and urged their ouster as speed
ily as possible.
CHAPTER FORTT-THSEX
Patricia eat up sharply bending
toward the woman, trying to pry
under those lowered lid. "Do yom
mean your husband divorced yoa
aboat Jimmlet ' " '
"No. I dont know what charge
he made. I'm tare he didnt know
anything about Jhnmie. I was too
earef aL 'He cot the 'divorce ' in
Florida. Bat the thing that tore me
an np was that be got h. Of eonrse
he never sent me any' more "money
after be remarried.- I could have
had the whole thing, marriage and
everything, set aside; he'd claimed
a year's residence in Florida and
he'd been there only three months."
"Why didnt yoa I Then sue
him."
"I was afraid if X started a fight
he might rake up something a boot
Jimmie and make trouble for him."
"Oh." Patricia sank back on the
couch and stared at the ceiling.
Presently she said, "WeU, if U
protect Jimmie yea lest year In
come,' he should have made It np
to yom."
"He offered to. Insisted on it; but
somehow I couldn't take money
from a man like that, yoa see I
love Jimmie. And it just didnt seem
right sort of degrading." She
spoke quite simply, as if answer
of anything strange la her confi
dence to another who loved him.
Of coarse I had a little money of
my own and I gave that to Jim mis
to invest for me. IVe lived the last
year on that."
"Of coarse," she went on. "I
didnt know anything aboat yoa tin
the question of divorce came ap.
I wouldn't have started with him
if I had. I knew he and his wife
were estranged, and so I thought
he was mine. I don't know just what
IH do about my life now." She
blinked to Veep back the tears, then
smiled apologetically. "Yon. mast
think Tm an awful baby. But it's
rather a shock and I care so nuch
for him"
A wave of anger, and also of
rympathy, swept Patricia.
There was something help!
about Mrs. Brownley and rather
naive and self-absorbed. She seemed
not to think of their strange rela
tion to each other; having the air
of a deeply troubled woman reach
ing out to another woman, and
talking out of the excess of her
troubling.
It was evident to Patricia that
Myra Brownley had always clung
to whomever came to hand when
confusion and distress assailed her.
That Patricia was in this case the
source of her trouble clearly mat
tered less to her than that here
was a strong young willow tree in
the midst of a too swift curreafc
"If I could only do something to
make some money I" she said. "But
there's nothing in the world I can
do. Since this came up I've tried
and tried to think of something,
anything: but I never learned to
do a thing; I have no talent for
anything; so there's nothing for me
to do, but marry again. And I don't
want to marry a man I don t love.
"You'll probably marry Jimmie,'
said Patricia dryly.
"No. I've thought that all out
Yoa are the one he cares for
"He told me he cares xor yoa.
too. That It was impossible xor a
man to know yoa and not care for
yoa. I can see that s true, too.'
"Yes, he cares for me in a way,
He knows I car so much for him,
for one thing. Then he's sorry for
me, and feels he owes me something
oa account of the way my divorce
turned oak, Aside from the money
Nolan sent me, it waa so humiliat
ing. But Pve told Jimmie I didnt
want him to think of that"
"But, of course, he would."
"Yes, I suppose so. Still you
are the one he really cares for.1
"I think his wife is the one he
really loves," observed Patricia.
"somehow it s tne thing i never
thought of before. Maybe she cares
for him even. Marriage seems such
. t?
51' X TXjX ' ,
i c Mm
"X was afraid if X started a ght be might make treaMe for Jimaue,"
said Myra.
King Bing McQUchrlst of the
Salem Cherrlans is Informed that
the Portland Rosarlans will be
In Salem In great numbers
Thursday of this week, which is
Portland day at the state fair.
New Views
Statesman reporters yesterday
asxea tneee questions: "Do yoa
ravor the repeal of the 12,500,000
water bond issue as is now being
taixeay Why or why not?"
George D. Praeer, photo engrav
er: i nave always believed the
water company should continue.
Because I believe there is greater
efficiency than there- would be
through municipal ownership and
less patronage."
Judge Joha Siegmund, coonty
court: ' I've only noticed the heaa
tines so i can nardiy make any
decision on the matter."
W. W. Moore, property owner:
"Yes, I think the matter shoald be
submitted, and the water company
allowed to go on with Its fUter
construction program. That would
be better than the coarse now fol
lowed."
It. I. Thornton, aatomobfle
salesman i "I don't think that
do. I think we're entitled to a bet
ter flow ot -water and water sack
as in other places in Portland,
for Instance. It seems we con Id get
a better wen system, or the moan-
tain water. It would be aa asset
to the town."
George IV. Ireteod, carpenter!
Yen, for the benefit ot the peo-
jra-wi
H. Browwsoa, laborer: ' "I've not
followed the water situation a
great deal here, but if there Is
some real agitation for a re-vote,
why I think it shoald be taken.
Front what X hear, the faet that
ma original rote earned was a
surprise to many, and I think since
a jumble of unexpected and ansus- J
pected things."
There was a loud rap oa the
door and a ring. Patricia admitted
Raymond Georges who had recently
published a book.
He threw a cushion on the floor
and began telling them the idea
for his nei.t novel.
Mra. Brownley listened to him
Patricia wondered if she really lis
tened. She aat in what Patricia
had at Palm Beech termed her lis
tening attitude, elbows on her chair
arms, beautiful fingers resting
lightly oa the points of her shoul
ders. Now and again she would lift
her hands, palms out, approaching,
bat not touching her face so that
onevhad an Impression of a frame
that drew -the eyes to loveliness.
She was clearly impressed by
Georges whose name she knew, as
did everyone since his last book;
and he was charmed with her. Hs
invited them to the Dome.
It was twelve in the morning,
Patricia had worked steadily for
two hours without interruption.
Mrs. Brownley watching, making
not even a movement of her hands
to catch the eye of the busy girl
and distract her.
It was amazing how intimate
these two had become in a week's
time.
Had Patricia met the woman un
der ordinary circumstances she
would never have selected her as
aa intimate. First because there
were six years difference in their
ages . . . Mrs. Brownley had been
married. She was idleness embod
ied. And Patricia was action. But
they had been flung together as it
were, out of space; linked by com
mon interest in a man who had
left them together la aa unspeak
able situation.
Once out of the particular situa
tion which had turned them toward
each other that first night, they
might have parted, but for Mrs.
Brownley. ... Finding1 herself in a
threatening current, it appeared
that she had no resources with
which to keep herself afloat She
woold phone of mornings, "Had
breakfast yet? I'm lonesome and
blue. Wont yoa give me a cup of
coffee if I eome over? I just hate
myself this morning. I promise not
to bother yea."
And she never did. Myra Brown-
. . t a. a. a. .
lev had. amour otner run, m
rare quality of quiet h could lie
oa a coach or sit deeply ana rest
fully la a chair reading or staring
into space, making not even the
sound of turning pages, nor attract- .
ing the eye by a movement She
neither jabbered nor spoke at in
tervals.
"Let's have eome Idneh," said
Patricia, suddenly laying down her
pallet and brashes.
They went Into the little kitchen
with its breakfast compartment
"What can I do?" asked Myra, with
the air of helpless dismay she al
ways had in a kitchen.
Nothing. I'm just gain to make
tea and fry some eggs. I think rn
have' two. How about yoal"
"Dont yoa mind? I always break
the yolk.-1 just must be stupid. I
dont seem able to learn the sim
plest things about cooking."
Sometimes Patricia waa dimly
annoyed by Mrs. Brownie y's la
ability even to make a cup of eof- i
fee or fry eggs. What if she hadnt
done itl Neither had Patricia. But
one could not be definitely annoyed
the woman was so unobtrusive,
so pleasant berated her own stu
pidity with such sweet regret And
she had her uses in Patricia's trou
bled scheme. She filled those spaces
when work waa done and Dadums
was out or resting. Space Jack
had been wont to fill for so long.
Nobody had seen him in over a
week. Georges had called at his
place several times; but he was
never In. For all Patricia knew he
may have returned to America.
And more than she had ever
needed action, movement company,
she needed it now. She could not
endure rest Her own society for
even ten minutes was an abomina
tion. Thus she let Mrs. Brownley cling
to her, and in a sense she dung to
Mrs. Brownley. The woman was al
ways ready to go shopping for gro
ceries, prowling la art shops, drift
ing through the Louvre, idling
along Roe de Rivoli, looking at
beaded bags and other gee raws
which neither of them wanted, and
her pleasant trivial conversation
formed n stopgap against trooping
thoughts. CT Be Cflscrf)
O 19U, sy Kia Fotaras Sjwiicate, Imm. .
What Nation Needs: Better Prize
Fights, More Baseball Prophet?
By D. H. Talmadge, Sage of Salem
All people do not agree per
fectly on anything, which may ac
count for the odor of garlic in
some quarters and the absence
of it in others. I have never
been what might be termed even
a lukewarm Edward G. Robtnson
fan. But as the conceited Por
tuguese fisherman In "Tiger
Shark," which picture had a Sa
lem showing early in the week,
I thought him excellent. May as
well 'fess up.
Ninety per cent of the Iowa
fairs failed to pay out this sea
son. But there have been bad
years before in Iowa. Iowa al
ways "comes back."
I met up- one day this week
with a drunken unit of the float
ing population who assured me
earnestly that what this country
needs above everything else Is
better heavyweight prise fights.
It was, at any rate, a change
from the usual forebodings ot na
tional revolution and disaster so
popular -with some of these chaps
as a topic of conversation.
A number, of fairly good Jokes
hare been made, .with reference
to Director Gehlhar's proposed
LVbull fight" for the state fair.
Only fairly good. It Is quite dif
ficult to see anything tunny In
a bull or evea In a simple -game
of tag played with a bulL ,
Dr. Copeland's ?Dally Health
Talks' are always Interesting, I
read ,them every morning Imme
diately: after I have read Mr.
Spragae's editorials. From the
health talks I pass directly to
the comic strips, which may ac
count for this: A worried reader
asks the doctor -what to do for
burning feet, and the doctor tells
then many may have changed their
minds on such a large bond Issue
la these times."
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& H. TALMADGE
him. Bat why bother the doctor?
Why not try mustard Mustard
is recommended by some of oar
best sufferers for hot dogs.
Baseball prophets are busy.
The world series begins Wednes
day, Salem day at the fair. Why
cannot more prophets confine
their Impulses to such eheerful
matters as baseball t
; Tie the- happy seasoa when
a man cannot be quite sure
whether he Is about-to barst In
to a gentle perspiration or is on
the verge ot aa. attack of goose
pimples.' - -.
rThe sunbeams kiss askant the
i sombre hnv
The naked woodbine climbs the
wtndow-siU, , -
The breaths that noon expels are
faint and chill."
Perhaps you recall that poem
on Indian summer in tte old
reader. It was, I think, written by
some New England poet, and was
quite a long poem and difficult
to read because of its lack of sing
song quality. It being a poem for
hlch I never cared greatly. It
sticks closely to my memory and
is constantly bursting out Why Is
It that the things one does noftry
to remember are those he cannot
forget?
Doubtless a reason exists for
everything.-Little satisfaction In
that. The old ooema of wnlrh I
think most affectionately should
do easy to commit to memory.
But they are not In these later
years I have essayed to tuck
Gray'a Elegy away In my head aa
someining worth the tucking. I
nave not been entirely successful
in the attempt Yet that con
founded poem about Indian sum
mer wUl not depart. It is a nroh-
lem in psychology, X presume, but
not worm solution.
Certain oems aronsa tertala
memories. Leigh Hunt's "Aboa
Ben Adhem waa ever a favorite
with. me. it was a bit odd. the way
I came to know the TO A4m . T IS at n
neglected to prepare myself for' a
grammar school rhetorical day
and I was worried. In that school
the pupils were called alohabet.
Ically. I took n reader from my
ubsk ana opened it at random.
Dear old Abou showed up. Be
tween "C" and T I crammed
him Into my head, passed the
book to the girl la -front for
prompting, nnd was ready, sweat
ing from every pore, when my
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Daily Thought
"Tor though from oaf oar bourne
of Time and Place " .
The flood may bear xae far, 1
I hop to sea my Pilot face U
taca -Whea
l have crossed the bar.
' - Tennyson.