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, ' .' ; From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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THE major argument which thus far has been advanced
for the election. of L. G. Levelling of Albany for circuit
judge is that there is an "unwritten rule" by which one
judge should be chosen from each of the counties of the
district. An examination of this, argument would disclose it
to be extremely shallow. We are not electing ward council
men, but a judge. And a judge is presumed to dispense jus
tice without regard to geography, race or creed. Is a circuit
judge supposed to "represent" his county of residence while
serving on the bench? Surely not. Is the office of circuit
judge a piece of pork to be passed about so all may get a
slice? Assuredly not. i
The position of circuit judge of any judicial district is
one which should command the services of the. ablest, fair
est, most competent of the men who are eligible, and not
passed about or divided up or parceled out. to suit the whims
of ambitious barristers. , ,
We hate to think for example that the reason Percy
Kelly was -continued term after term as circuit judge was
because he chanced to reside in Albany. Rather we prefer
to believe that his retention was due to the fine service he
rendered in the administration of justice.
: If we examine this so-called "unwritten rule'' we will
find first it has no legal standing; second it probably had
no genuine origin; and third it has no present validity. Cer
tainly no group of lawyers or citizens could bind the voters
in their rights of suffrage. And
persons who confess to have such a private understanding.
Years ago there were times when both judges of this ju
dicial district were Salem men : Judges Burnett and R. P.
Boise at one tipe and Judge Burnett and Judge Galloway
V To show how absurd this division would be, we might j
refer to the fact that at the last general election Marion
county cast 13,913 votes for justice of the supreme court
and linn county 6,486 votes. Thus according to the "unwrit
ten rule" half the voters of this county would have no "rep
resentation" on the circuit bench; or to put it differently
one third of the voters, who reside in Linn county, would
have half the seats on the circuit bench, which is unfair
mathematics, if we are to put it on that basis.
: Now if the selection of circuit judge were on the basis
of volume of work, this county supplies probably three
fourths of the litigation of the district. Again, judges must
be chosen from members of the bar, and Marion county has
two or three times as many practicing attorneys as Linn
- county. Is it contended that to preserve-the "unwritten rule"
the district should choose anyone offered from either county
regardless of his qualifications? . .
7. The third judicial district has not rated high for a con
siderable period. This district has probably the most import
ant litigation of any part of the state outside of Portland.
Surely the district as a district should choose the man best
qualified to serve as circuit judge. We do not mean to dis
parage Mr. Lewelling whom we hold in high personal esteem.
He has hardly been on the bench long enough to manifest
his capacity and competency. But we do frankly believe that
C M. Inman possesses unusually fine qualities for judge; and
that he should be chosen for the office. Ha i Wmprf in tha
law both by virtue of long years of practice and of teaching
in the Willamette law school. He is well poised, with the
gnity and judicial bearing which grace the office. He has
Jcept out of factional squabbles and strife. The district should
avail itself of the privilege of securing a man of Inman's
intellectual attainments and maturity of judgment for the
.mgniy responsioie office of judge of this judicial circuit,
r f .Can't Smoke Him Out
VOU would think if you were electing a manager of a
l business who would be presented when taking hi3 job
with a bill for two and a third billion dollars not yet due,
f tnd with no money in the treasury to matt it, you ought to
.know just what the manager would do in a case like that.
That is what the demand for immediate payment of the
.bonus which is not due until 1945 amounts to. -Pres.
Hoover has declared th
.floes not Permit immediate nnvrnptif Tmf v,OM - ,v,:n:
I ..11.- . . .. .
besides veterans ur distress,
:uciw Kcuwuusiy wun men wounded or disabled in the war,
ana tnelr dependents. Governor RnnaavaTt i, j J
S?ni6i e l?peaf ely he as beeh asked to Ste his
position on.the soldiers' bonus. As many times has he nar-
report Toncerninir his comine camnaicn trTr.
K. r i Asked wtat would be the subjects thls addresses dur'
Ins; the trip, the' nominee replied:
V "Caa't say Just now; we haven't prepared them.-
3 " -Will the bonus be one of them!" he was asked.
"Can't answer that, either." h raniiMt
Such silence carries conviction that Roosevelt is merely
i trimmer. His past history gives credence to the opinion.
; He was one of the most ardent supporters of the league of
.nations; but this year he kicked out with the untruthful
. itatement that the league had altered its character. He used
M be rated as a dry and Mrs. Roosevelt was prominent dry:
;now he swallows the wet democratic platform, nullification
?nd alL He stands as fixed as a weather vane on the tariff.
;He has disclosed no attitude toward foreign debt cancellation
or modification. .
; ftknot an encouraging spectacle to see a man who will
ibrate Between opinions, who in his seal for the office will
keep a silence on critical issues which Is itself deceiving. -
A woman la the Dead Indian
. .iu.uen w "cr uoor.
-. tountj;, office.
;, university Emerald sugjesU moTinf the nnlTersIty-sUt eol-
'v . , wrvma to foruana lor bsneUt of charity; With
; ' iv oBouia, caanty aoesnT oegrs x home.
We note that Senator McNary is to campaign for Hoover la the
aat. Well,. Senator, seems to u Oregon. would be lust as food a
iace as any to start the speech-maUsc . 1
lira. A.' Jolley was re-elected president of the W. C. T. TJ. but the
reporter didn't say whether the older girls all gathered round and
sang, "For she's a Jolly good fellow. In toe customary manner.
Columbus day passed without any orator denouncing old Chris
topher for ever discovering this continent.- .
MM -i s
of No Validity
we have not learned pf any.
' - WISH, CM.C UU111UU3
and that the government has
eoantry, Jactsoa couatj," says a
was proDSDif just a candidate for a
... Of Old Salem
Town Talks from The States
man of Earlier Days
October 14, 1007
War with the orient Is Inevit
able, declared Rev. J. E. Walker,
distinguished missionary and ed
ucator - from China, who arrived
here- yesterday, for a Congrega
tional chureh conference. "Amer
ica would better keep at! their
guns and battleships and make
more," he went on. "The Orient is
awakening. The yellow race is be
coming conscious of its power In
By the overwhelming score of
21 to 0 the Willamette university
football team met defeat at the
hands of the University of Wash
ington aggregation on the varsity
gridiron here yesterday.
George W. Savage, Clifford and
Frank Evans, and T. B. Jones of
Salem departed yesterday upon a
hunting trip In Cow Creek can
yon. Southern Oregon, and expect
to remain until -the hunting sea
son for deer and elk Is over.
October 14, 1022
Harry Levy was reelected pres
ident of the Associated Charities
board of directors last night and
James Nicholson named to suc
ceed Dr. Henry E. Morris as vice
president. A paid worker and per
manent headquarters are the
greatest seed of the organization,
it was sail.
- Orrllle Epperson of the Gray
Belle yesterday caught a seven
and one-half pound black bass In
one of the Willamette lakes north
of Salem. .
Calif. Stanford university with
drew from the Pacific Coast Ath
letie conference here last night
because of a reprimand for vio
lation of the rules governing the
scneaunn of games with non
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COl'ELANI). M. D.
THERE is consolation in know
ing that a recent health sur
vey reports a marked reduc
tion in the number of cases ef in
fantile paralysis. It is Just about a
rear ago taatwe
had mild epl
pemie of this
and even now
it. Many moth
ers have : been
fearing that the
country - might
from an epidem
ic similar to the
la 191 s.
During the Capdamd
past summer months w have had
safld outbreaks of scarlet fever;
measles and diphtheria., while ta
moss communities 'an nvsual num
ber of eases ef typhoid fever was
reported. Bui, as a whole, the
neana ex ut nation nas been
; In what I have said I do mot
f course, that acute tnf eetdoua dis.
nues have disappeared, or that the
dangers of childhood and adult life
have been removed. We have not
ret reached this ideal state of af
fairs, but things are getting bet
tar. . .... ..
There sxe infectious diseases.
nevertheless, that continue to take
a heavy toll of innocent young lives.
ana tnese tragedies are particularly
clsturbinc because many at them
might have been prevented.
- We ere indebted to and sheuld
The Unwelcome Guest
....... -i " - r ii t . . ... ' . w 'is
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS-
The Chinook wlndi
(Continuing from yesterday:)
"This letter was printed in the Is
sue of December 20, 18(1, and It
happened that Just then began one
of the most severe and destructive
periods of winter weather the
Walla Walla valley has ever ex
perienced. The loss of cattle,
which was then the principal
wealth of the valley, was terrible.
This condition of affairs brought
to the editors of the Statesman
another letter from a subscriber
living on Dry creek, not tar from
the city, who took Issue with Mr.
Roberts. After reporting about
three-fourths of his cattle already
dead he ssld: Besides. the Idea
of the Chinook wind being warm
ed by passing over the sands be
tween here and The Dalles the
said sands being at the same time
covered with snow is worse than
. . . Now let me give 7 you my
theory. Everybody knows that un
til this winter, except the winter
of 1856, that while It was wet In
the Wallamet It was dry here;
consequently the dry rarlfled air
rising formed a vacuum, and the
damp atmosphere from the Wal
lamet rushed over here to till the
vadium, and Its dampness melted
off whatever snow It found here.
Now I've been on the frontiers 40
years, and lived with Indians, and
they always say 'white man brings
climate with him Now that this
climate changed temporarily In
1858 by the WUlameters coming
up here to fight the Indians; com
ing from their moist climate and
stopping here they produced a
temporary equilibrium; conse
quently that hard winter; now
they are so thick here a perman
ent equilibrium is produced. So
good bye Chinook: there Is no
conference teams without first
consulting the conference. The
university was reprimanded Sat'
urday for scheduling a post-sea
son football game with Univer
sity of Pittsburgh.
make greater nae of the brilliant
work of scientists and medical re
search men who have discovered
cores for and means of prevention
of certain diseases. I refer par
ticularly to such ailments as eiph-
theria. scarlet lever, smaupoz ana
typhoid fever. ' v-
Unfortunately, many mothers
worry over the health of their chil
dren hut do not take advantage of.
the protection that is available.-
Much has been accomplished la the,
prevention and treatment of certain
diseases of childhood, but these dis
eases can be prevented only when
tne motnsr reports to tne doctor.
She must go with her children peri
odically for health examinations, i
v Vale f Vacdaatloat '
I cannot overemphasise the im
portance , of vaccination against
smaspox and inoculation against
diphtheria. In comraumtiee where
scarlet fever is particularly preva-.
lent, protection and prevention can
be promoted by the administration
ef scarlet fever antitoxin.
All medical men are familiar wa
the rains and importance of recent
advances made in Wfdicine. - Ten
readers should all take advantage
ef their knowledge and protect your
households from all diseases that
are preventable. Tea may have tb
eonsolation, too, ef knowing thai in-'
tensive studies are being made t
master other infectious diswwisy
particularly pneumonia. t
Take stock of your health and the
health of your family. Precautious
should be taken before illness
knocks at your door. Health is of
paramount importance. If yon have
health guard it and protect yourself
against its destruction by tnf eetion
and disease. i
more vacuum for you to rush
The date of publication of this
letter was February t. 1811. Its
writer used an assumed name and
style and may not have been as
old as he pretended to be. At this
late day we cannot establish his
identity, but he advanced the
theory of atmospheric - vacuum
long before any trained meteor
ologist in Walla Walla or Port
land explained whence and how
the Chinook wind blows.
"The leading editorial in the
Washington Statesman of Decem
ber 20, 1882, reads as follows:
'The Chinook wind, the cause
of which our readers will remem
ber wss explained last winter by a
scientific correspondent and which
tailed to visit us from December
till March by reason of the sand
in the great basin of the Columbia
becoming so deeply covered with
snow that it couldn't attract.
seems determined that a like in-
terferenee with Its annual 'airs'
shall not occur again. During the
week it has been acting well its
woniea part, causing tne snow
which fell to skidaddle and whis
tling a 'grand anthem among the
eaves of the houses, making the
loose shingles, and signboards beat
tune to its tune, and playing all
the pranks In the way of lnradlnr
tne sanctity or indoors that Jack
Frost did the 'night before Christ
mas Verily the Chinook wind Is
a great institution. Today the
ground is covered with snow; to-
nignt'lt comes and blows it off.
leaving the ground covered with
mud and water, and tomorrow It
comes again and dries that up.'
"This brings us to the conclu
sions of this whole matter, to
date. The term Chinook waa used
by the Oregon pioneers in the
Willamette during the years prior
to 1870; perhsps the Invention
or some xertue mind but more
likely picked up from the Indians
or from some fur trader at Fort
Vancouver. It was brought to the
Walla Walls' country by these
same pioneers br their descend
ants ana u turn earned across
the Rocky mountains during the
first movements. of settlers into
Montana.. West of the Cascade
range it meant n cool wind of
summer, but east of that range.
and of the Rockies, a warm wind
of winter. In both localities it
meant n 'clearisg-up' wind. Sci
entifically, the Chinook. Is .no
"If Governor Meier were seek.
ing reelection next November
would you vote for or against
him- Why or why not?" This was
the question asked yesterday by
statesman reporters. - The ans
Gordon Taylor; former legisla
tor from iiouuat "I rind: that
Governor Meier . Is stlla Quite
strong; not as strong as in 18 19
but I believe he would carry the
state in 1932 as he did two years
CL Taylor, Wens tehee farm
ert Tm not a resident of Oregon
but 1 think if X was I would vote
for Meier." , .... ' .
; "It yon want to know how
much your American? citizenship
Is worth la dollars and cents.
find out how many thousands of
dollars some) -foreigners will pay
to be smuggled Into this country.'
Major General Ely..
A Football a LIT T Ti I V fifr,By. FRANCIS
Romance M U U U,U.tLi ; WALL AG E
- : stnursia
Ted Wynne leaves bis position in
the BcBport steel entile to work bis
way through Old Dominion collese.
lis is a brilliant student and shows
promise in football. Barney Uack,
the coach, makes Ted a Quarterback.
Tom stone, another student, and
Tad are rivals for the love of wealthy
Barb Roth. When Barb breaks a
date with Ted in favor of Tom, Ted
ignores her. In the fall, Barney Is
pleased with Ted's playing. Rosalie
Downs, a student at Wryrkk Col
lege, Is another admirer. of Ted's.
Rosalie, the independent, good-fellow
type, is the direct opposite of
the haughty Barb. In the game
against Army, Ted is hurt while
tackling Cagle. Stone says be . is
stalling because he missed. Ted re
fuses to leave the game. With Army
leading in the first half. Tad gambles
iar u pasa ana iuuki. a am . txiaijj
wins and Old dominion loses its
first game. .. Ted feels responsible.
but Barney assures him he made the
right play. Tom's ridicule riles Ted
and they fight. -
He was going to lick Stone.
Pop pop pop Stone's head
went back with each jab; he was
puffing; " Stone was - frightened;
where's your sneer, now Stone?
Poo dod make the pud like h
coo pod you wanted trouble
pop pop taste the blood, Monef
Pretty face mussed up pop pop
he s desperate, getting mad be s
coming in measure him
Felt good. How good it felt Got
the range now. Back - on your
heels, Stone. Get np, you bum, till
I knock yon down sgain.
Stone was up, swinging desper
ately, wildly: one of his round at
tempts caught Ted on the check
bone; he shook ft off snd crossed
his right viciously to the point of
Stone was tired, beaten, bloody.
He hesitated about getting up.
Ted was suddenly peaceful: sorry
for his rival: the fire in him had
gone out He hoped Tom would
ouit' he didnl want to hk him
But he said nothing, did not re
lax: if Stone cot up. he'd have to
knock him down again there could
be no compromise with a chap like
Stone got up; put up hu hands.
Ted forced himself to approach
him: still hoped Tom would . quit
The animal in him had fled, leaving
the reluctant intellect to finish the
lob drive that right fist home
Stone came in suddenly, swing-
Ted lifted his right hand f roan his
hip, stepped 'Into' his opponent as
a batter steps Into a basebaO, put
everything behind it
That's enough," Sheets said.
They met, a little later, under the
Stone said nothing. Neither did
Ted. He wanted to shake hands
and forget it; but Stone was sullen;
and he had to keep Stone afraid of
him; he had tried to make H easier
for htm at tho last and Stone had
tried to take advantage.
"He had h coming for a long
time," Pidge said, as they drove
downtown in -a cab, "and he got
plenty; but you better keep an eye
Ted was tired; bruised but ter
rifically contented. He had knock
ed that sneer off Stone's face. He
could take it and give it la a
fight: he had never been quite sure
about that; the pleasure was far
keener than any intellectual satis
His animal was gloating; Ted
didn't often. permit his animal to
take control even in the fight he
would have been beaten had he not
discovered in time that his way to
victory lay in Jabbing Stone until
he was ready for the cleaners.
longer recognised in the region
of Its conception, but has a dis
tinct plsce In the meteorological
reports f many weather bureau
stations in the great Inland em
pire and east of the Rocky moun
The Bits man can add a few
words, out of his boyhood recol
lections of a few years up to and
including the winter of 1871-2, in
the Weston district, about 20
miles south of Walla Walla and
the same distance east of Pen
dleton; near the western foothills
of the Blue mountains.
W m .
He hss no clear memory of the
Chinook wind being preceded by
a distinctly bluish base on the
foothills, "from which the Blue
mountains probably took the
name, as described by Mr. El
liott. Perhaps his memory does
not serve him well in that respect.
or it may be that the phenomenon
mentioned by Mr. Elliott was not
observable from his point of view.
But he does distinctly recall the
fact that observers could see the
Chinook wind, or at least they
thought they saw It and that
they described it as appearing on
the hills of that part of Umatilla
county like n band of sheep run
ning and Jumping.
The writer wonders If the neo-
ple now living in that section still
see the strange, warm wind as if
they were looking at a Jumping
and running, band of sheep? .
In the years mentioned there
were practically no fences la that
aistrict, . ana ut nouses were
widely separated. - Perhaps - the
denser settlement, the more nu
merous houses and fences and the
greater number el cultivated
fields, have driven away the im
aginary bands of Jumping sheep.
appearing with the coming of the
strange and generally welcome
wind, in the years that have In
The writer proposes to put this
inquiry to sir. Emott. . and an
nounce the answer intthis column.
Passenger and mail flights be
tween Denmark and London aad
Parts are to be continued through
the winter for the first time.
..sit ':V23 -
"Back on your heels. Stone. Get up, you
But when he boiled it all down.
when he gave full credit to his re
fusal to quit, to bis intellectual con
trol, his animal fury the thing
which had won that fight was con
dition: he was in shape to take it
aad come back.
Stone wouldn't question his guts
say longer, but Ted .knew that
most of courage was physical on-
dnen in a fight, at least.
Life was a fight; the way to win
was to be in shape; to use your
head; to anticipate as much as pos
sible; to shoot the works at the
proper time and never to quit until
they earned you out.
lnere were things to learn is a
mill if yon looked for them.
And on the football field.
The train was leaving the sta
tion. Ted sat in a corner of the
moking room listening to Big Pat.
I I was la this Joint," be said
I thickly, seriously, "when a guy got
popping off about the game; so I
I kept still like a gentleman until
I he said that we were overrated all
year ana snouiaa lost tour games;
that was all right, too; then, he
said we were all a bunch of tramp
athletes aad Barney was paying us
salaries. So then I popped him
and a jam started and I was doia'
good enough until the cops come.
"Then they took us all up to
night court and I didn't want to
disgrace the school so I played
dumb and told the judge I was Jim
Blueblood and my lawyer would
be around as soon as X could get
in touch with him; so they let me
call Joe Stern down at the hotel
and he came up aad he must have
telephoned to Al Smith or Jimmy
Walker the way that Judge bowed
I was waiting on this guy to
come out bat Joe said we Just had
time to catch the train.
The train was gloomy. Nobody
had anticipated the shock of los
ing. New Dominion teams begot
a treacherous confidence which
had a fashion of promoting upsets
when the team was licked it was
usually a surprise snd that much
1 harder' to take.
Stone, darkly handsome despite
his face bruises, pushed back the
curtain, saw Ted and kept moving.
Dida t know he took such
beating today," Pat marveled,
"your face all puffed up too-
Mrs. Holechek to
For Sdo P.T.A.
SCIO, Oct. 15. The October
meeting of the Scio P. T. A. will
be held In tho high school audi
torium Thursday night, October
20. During the business meetlnr.
over which Mrs. Jerry Holechek.
president, will preside, commit
tees tor this" year will be named.
PLANK IN OUR
THE one outstanding need i a baJ- -ance
between income and expen-
irjiture is achieved through consistent
Avinr. Follow this policy and yoa will,
win through to success. '
. v. M
bum, tul X knock yon down, again.
pretty shiner; where'd yon get it?"
"I had a tough day," Ted replied.
"Teh but don't let "em get your
goat that was a good play. Dont
pay no attention to the papers
what's them guys know?"
They had said plenty, regardless
of how much they knew. On one
tabloid Ted's face peered out un
der the terse caption?' The Goat.
Most of them agreed that he had
pulled an atrocious boner on that
pass play; some .criticized Barney
Mack for entrusting such an im
portant game to a sophomore
me next oay tne train was sua
morgue; waking np and realiz
ing wnat had Happened, uunaing
of what might have been, was no
pleasure. Barney came into the
diner where Ted was having break
"Up early wkh such a long ride
I couldn't sleep very wen. Bar-
ney. l ted as thouga l aad lata
down on yoa and everybody. If
I'd played safe we might have run
Probably not; at best youd
have had a tie. No it wasn't our
day. Been reading the papers,
"Tea. They pat me on the pan
Don't read so well as when they
say you're all-Americans, does it?"
And it means - just as muclL"
Barney reached over and inspected '
the toast Ted was eating. "Never
order buttered toast, Ted heyr
use the old butter on it; order dry
toast and butter it yourself lay
off that old grease makes it diffi
cult for the enzymes.
"No," he continued, "the papers
must print something and the
boys do the best they can but don't
pay too much attention to them
when they say yoa re good or say
you're the goat."
"I suppose that s it.
"Same way with what people
say," Barney continued. "Take '
that play of yours yesterday
smart play, Ted, smart play vi
sion, imagination. Make it and
they were licked plays like that
keep this old world progressing."
"I thought it was a good playr
too, Barney. If you think so I
don't care what other people say."
iTo Be CoBtianed)
A musical program has been
arranged by the program commit
tee, - composed of Miss Rebecca
Morgan, P. T. A. Tlce-presldent;
Mrs. Asa Eastburn, Mrs. E. P.
Caldwell and Miss Mildred Gard
ner. SOX TO LEONARDS
SILVERTON, Oct, 12 A nine
and n half pound baby boy was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlee
Leonard at the SUrerton hospital