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EGOSTATESJIAJN, -Salem, Oregon, Tuesday I!
r TT T T T T C " By FRAN U5
The Cat That Came Bach Too Lite!
nUU LL.H. WALLACE
. -Jrl i t I i f I
"ATo Faror Sways Us; No Fear Shall Aw"
'. From Fintt SUtemnan, March 28, 1851
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JUDGE "McMAHAN has a perverted sense of humor if he
extracts mirth from the decision of Judge Walker which
knocked into & cocked hat the allegations of wrongful use
of public funds which McMahan had peddled over the coun
ty as part of his political vendetta against District Attorney
' Carson. The decision of Judge Walker will surprise no one;
fnd McMahan probably least of all. Although we would not
accuse Mac of knowing any law, he surely had sense enough
to know that his allegations would "not stand up in court.
' McMahan sets a poor example for the public to enter
tain respect for the courts. When Judge Skipworth declared
his pet grand jury was dead as a door nail, McMahan railed
around about the decision. Now when another of his col
leagues on the circuit bench of 'the state returns a decision
going against one of his pet peeves McMahan vents another
blast in an effort to bolster up his political fortunes.
. ; ' .If McMahan still thinks the law has been violated he
can lay the matter before his grand jury and encourage that
lxdy to bring in indictments for wrongful appropriation of
public funds. He will not do that, but. he will continue to
spew about insmuaiions reflecting on the integrity of men of
The condition of affairs in the administration of his
own department are deplorable. Slipshod opinions,, delays in
handling of work, lack of confidence on the part of attorneys
and litigants make department no. 1 the joke of the state, a
joke however in which there is nothing funny because of the
serious matters involved. - ;
Take the Rhea Luper case in which an indictment was
returned months ago. Why doesn't McMahan bring the case
up for the accused to plead? He has been playing horse in
the matter for months ; until eventually it will be forgotten
McMahan is the perfect example of the born soapboxer
who will never get off the box.
THE Oregonian, in its fight against the new schedule of
state income tax whictf will be voted on next month,
urges defeat of the measure and the forcing of economy on
the state government. In this that eminent newspaper is
hardly frank with the public.
sent an increase, are not intended to provide the state with
more money to spend, but to
enues from property to current
cifically provides that it is not
amount of funds available, and
conserved to reduce in the year
levied against property. .
The proposed income tax
spending of money, but with the raisingof money which has
been appropriated by law. The drive for economy must come
in the legislature and with the
. ciala determining the amount
this measure passes or not there will be need for pressure
on the .next legislature to reduce appropriations. And wheth
er this measure passes or not the state may not legally raise
an amount in excess of six per
The Oregonian makes note
person with a salary of $100
tax to the federal government
ment, a total of $12. Again the
its readers. For a person with
titled to deduct interest, property taxes, charities and beni
evolences which may bring the
. $1000 exemption (or the state
But suppose such a person, without dependents, does pay
$12 to the state and federal government. Wherein lies the of
fense? Is that a very heavy burden to lay upon his income 7 A
j dollar a month, which if it does not go for the tax, may find
wings as easily and perhaps with must less return. Again it
should be remembered that
the effect of a salary increase
v come. So if $1500 was a fair
. days $1000 is not far wrong at present.
The Oregonian concludes: -
"We can defeat this proposed increase- in state income taxes
' ' and compel the legislator to reduce appropriations and compel
- efflcUls to practice greater econoniy'V--' -
As we have remarked above defeating 'this new .tax
schedule forces no state ecohorny rrhaoeverTWe go farther
, and wonder just how far the Oregonian will "compel" the
: legislature and the. officials to cut their costs. Presumably
Dy cutting out tte I rills", or
be captious but we do not observe that the Oregonian Is cut
ting out any 'frills" in its
reports of advertising linage
losses as have all other newspapers. It maintains a costly ra
dio station. Its features are
press services, when in past
probably got along with one or two. We know nothing of
the Oregonian's income sheet, but we venture it does not
begin to show the profits that
its figures of income were the
Why then doesn't the Oregonian cut its costs to corres
pond with its reduced income? Undoubtedly because it thinks
the condition is only temporary and that its revenues will
. come back" in time.
The state-has followed the
ago wnen tne legislature
thought the depression would
Undoubtedly the state will lower its expenses this year; but
we win nave to rememoer that
mitments which cannot he scuttled; We have 6ur road debts
. our guarantee of irrigation
end; and our heavy bonded debt for the veteran's bonus
, loans. In addition it is doubtful if the people are willing to do
away with some services of government any more than the
Oregonian with Its radio station and extra wire services.
There will still be the nopa that better times are ahead.
When it comes to expenditures The Statesman is quite
as conservative as the Oregonian and is ready to fight the
battle for intelligent economy
islature and the national congress But we do repeat that the
Oregonian draws a herring across the trail and confuses the
The new rates, which do repre
shift the source-for state rev
incomes. The measure spe
designed to increase the
that any surplus must be
following the amount to be
has nothing to do with the
governor who are the oifi
of money to be spent. Whether
cent above the last tax levy.
of the fact that an unmarried
a month will pay. $8 income
and 54 to the state govern
Oregonian is not frank with
a salary of , $1200 a. year is en
net down to less than the
tax to less than the $10 ex
the decreasing price level has
upon those "with a fixed in-
exemption in-more prosperous
.government We do not like to
publication although published
show it has suffered severe
still lavish. It keeps four wire
days oft equivalent income it
it did 20 or 30 years ago when
same theory. And two years
made its appropriations ; few
grow worse instead of better.
we have some long time com-?
bond interest which soon wil
at the next session of the leg
I Yjf v HALL I t i
l i ill
: New Views
Yesterday Statesman reporters
asked this Question: "What were
your reactions to the Hoover
speech at Cleveland, Ohio, Satur
Allan Carson, attorney: "Pret
ty strong speech. He's getting
stronger. I dlds't hear it all bat
read it. Ht"g showing more
steam. One thing I've had against
Hoover is that he is too lilylike.-
Walter Tamldn. county court
house: "I noticed the stock mar
ket Monday flopped; was there
any connection? Hoover made a
good speech. How will the elec
tion rfoma out? Ask me two
weeks from now?"
H. Rigirs. typewriter me
chanic: "I'm not much versed
in politics, but I was glad to
hear ! Hoover clear up several
questions Including the one in
which; he was claimed to have
been Involved in the Chinese
coolie traffic at one time."
William Smith, salesman: "I
didn't; hear it, but from what I've
read about it, I can find no
complaint. He is certainly minc
ing no words."
"Before me, even as behind,
God is, and all Is well."
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL & COPELAND, M. D.
MANY of my readers nave
about "albuminuria" the
name given to that condition in
, whkh albumin is found in the urine.
uria is likely to
h e I associated
Disease, it is not
sure proof that
the latter dis
ease actually ex-.
- Normally ne
albumin is found
in the urine. Its
infection or kid-
of albumin need not cause worry.
Many of these cases clear up
spontaneously. Others respond
quickly to diet and simple medica
"tum. Persistent and excessive for-
nation, of albumin is more serious
and requires careful medical atten
tion. A form of albuminuria found la
Individuals whose work requires
continuous sitting or standing In
ene position is referred to by the
doctors as "orthostatie albumin
,ria," It disappears upon change
of occupation. . Albuminuria la
sometimes found in athletes who
Answers to Health Queries
8. B. Q. Would the consump-
HS, 5 frrl
vm urn am
any more ta do with indigestion
than if I were eating breadstuff
that were not stale?
A. Bread that is a day or so Id
Is more easily digested titan fresh
bread. For full particulars In re
gard to indigestion- restate your
question and send a stamped self
K. Q. I have sores on
my lips. Sometimes they ro away
voters regarding the state income tax measure by. assuming
a connection between income tax rates and state expenses.
Major Basse will be reolaeed
n place where the bosaea take no
BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS-
A great stake may
tecome Infinitely greater:
John W. Kelly, la the Oregon
ian of last Friday, had an article,
as staff writer, on the cherry
growing Industry of Oregon, in
which he showed that those en
gaged In ft have reason for fear
ing a tariff cut, and through it
the utter destruction of their busi
ness. a S
Some democratle writers have
attempted to laugh off this fear
as groundless and childish. Bat It
is no laughing matter. It is in
tensely serious.' In some particu
lars, it is more serious than Mr.
And it concerns particularly the
people of Oregon, Washington and
California, for in these states are
commercially grown practically all
the sweet cherries of the United
States, used for canning, market
ing in the fresh state through
shipments in iced cars, and la the
maraschino trade the last named
supply being furnished In barrels,
sulphured or in brine, for the sap
ply of the manufacturers, mostly
located along the Atlantis sea
Cherrlee In their natural state,
under the Hawley-Smoot tariff
law, carry a duty et S cents a
pound. This is not tee high. It Is
not high enough. Evaporated or
Albumin in the urine is observed
often in persons living on a high
protein diet, including an excessive
amount of meat fish end ergs.
When the diet is adjusted the trmes
of albnmin disappears.
Albuminuria is often hereditary,
certain families showing a tendency
toward it, and it Is most frequently
found in thin, energeti individuals.
Sea Physlciaa Keawlaily
. It you have been tell that yea
have a trace of albumin, doat be
come alarmed. Follow the diet and
instructions given by your pi
oao. ijeaa a quiet uxa, a vol
worry and - excitement. - Gi
against undue exnosnro ta ealA
dampness. Take sensible precau
tions against "catching cold.'V In
fected teeth and diseased tonstk
should be removed.
Exercise is permissible hut neret
to the point of fatigue. Do not tela
very hot or very cold baths. Warm
baths are preferable. Drink plenty
of water, but avoid coffee, tea and
alcoholic beverages. Daily ejUmina
tion is essential. ' i
Report to your doctor at regulai
times. By a urinalysis at each visit,
accurate estimate of year progress
can be made. If the albumin pa
its or increases in amount, aaort'
rigid measures must be taken.
With care en your part there b
every prospect of relief. It te the
neglected case that is serious.
and later appear again. XJndly adV
w prevent them.
Aw These are probably canker
sores. They are usually due tt
hyperacidity. For full particulars'
restate your question and send '
stamped selsddressed envelope.
A. C Q. What would be the
best possible treatment for
A-For full particulars rotate
your question and send a stamped
nwieM. fate. i r t tr.ii.. I,
as coach at th rmr aa
sass even from football coaches.,
dessleated cherries have a rate of
cents a pound. Not now. partieu
lerly, bat in tho future, this may
bo instrumental In stabilising the
industry on this coast.
But the point ot great advan
tage now is the five aad a half
cents a pound duty on cherries
sulphured or In brine, when carry
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Valve - -
Route 1, Salem, Ore.
October IS. ltSs.
To The Editor: In your editor
ial eolamns. Issue of October 13 th,
yon published a short letter of in
quiry from the State Orange Bul
letin ta which they asked what
had become of the farmers strike
and why there had been no news
et the same. In commenting on
the Inquiry yon stated that the
newspapers have not been guilty
of suppressing tacts, and general
news concerning the farmers
strike. This may be true, but we
are Inclined to believe the news
papers HAVE withheld facts that
should have been published.
In this editorial you admit that
the newspapers have "played
down some of the distress news,
such as bank failures", and yon
should have added farm foreclos
ures, forced sales of chattels and
bankruptcy, caused by the ruinous
prices) we, the farmers, have had
to accept for every commodity we
Ton also admit that yon havo
played up some ot the brighter
business news In hopes ot restor
ing confidence la the business alt
nation. Just as every newspaper
la the country did in the month ot
July when hogs In about one week
advanced from 11.50 to $1.00 pr
hundred at the time of year when
receipts are always the lightest..
' The leading newspapers played
this strong, calling the country's
attention to the millions of dol
lars made by the farmers in the
advance t hogs. But there was
positively no mention In anything
I read, ef the many more millions
the. packers made oat ot the ad
vance on eared meats In storage,
wmleh at that time amounted to
ITS.otejBOO pounds. In three
days cored meats advanced an
average of 2 He per pound AND
THE PRICE STILL HOLDS. Just
aa aooa as the advanced price on
cured meats was established hogs
hit the toboggan and have been
declining oner since. The Salem
price this morning la $. to
11.15, the lowest In the 4S years
that I have been raising hogs. The
last buneh wo delivered was on
Aacvst 11th, at $4. 0, which was
only f Lit below 'the cost ot pro
ductioav However, as the news
papers were constantly "playing
an on - tho nrlxhtar faulaea
news, wo were led to believe that
tho worst was over, aad that it
would bo safe to feed more hogs,
'so on September- 11th we com
menced feeding another bunch
which now shows as a loss of
I LIS per honored at today
Tho newspaper editors may feel
that they are Justified In playing
up the bright -spots, and perhaps
havo no intention ot - deceiving
anyone, but the result of OVER
PLAYING! In times like the pres
ent is sure to be the cause of more
It Is not surprising that the
ntManrea atIVIa . fPe.ff ..
i JT. n,L
are we striking t Simply because
Ted Wynne leaves his' positiosi m
the BaSport steel snCk to week Us
way thvoogh Old Dotntntoo collate.
Ee Is a brCIant student and shows
frotnise In f ootbaS. Barney Hack,
the coach, makee Ted a qmrterback.
Teen Stone, another student, and
Tel arc rivals for the love of
wealthy Bark Both. When Barb
breaks a data with Ted In favor of
Tom, Ted Ignores her. In the faO,
Barney is pleased with Ted's play
ing. Rosalie Downs, a stadent at
Weyrkk CoCege, is another admirer
of Ted's. Rosalia, the Indcpendest,
good-fellow type !a the direct op
posite of the haughty Barb. In the
game against Army, Ted Is hart
while tar King Cagle. Stone says he
fa stalling because he missed. Ted
refuses to leave tho same. With
Army leading in the first baS,' Ted
gambles for a pass and misses. The
Army wins and Old Dominion loses
Its first game, Ted feels responsible
hot Barney assures him he made the
right play. Tom's ridicule rOee Ted.
They fight, and Ted wins, At the
end of the season, they buckle down
to their books. Ted's room-mate.
Ridge, Jokingly rebukes Ted for
making him study. Ted takes
Rosalie to the Christmas dance, but
hie thoughts are of Barb, who passes
bun without recognition.
"Still goofy for the wonder
girl?" Rosalie asked.
"Why dont you like her?"
Why don't your
"I do tke her."
1 don't know. She's clean, in
"Doesn't smoke, drink or aeck, I
suppose r" .
"Are you saying she does?"
I'm not Interested in whether
she does none of them would
Rosalie could be annoying when
ehe talked about Barb.
"Why aren't yon with her if she
Is so sweet?"
"A little misunderstanding.'
"Must be a little
been away a loag while."
Ted felt like asking her what
business it was of hers; he harried
to defend Barb.
"Maybe Fan wrong, maybe it's
"Thanks. When I'm wrong ',
admit it but I have to be shown.'
"And no mere girl can do that."
"What do yon know about it.
"I know how your mind works."
"Yeah? Yoa know more than I
"On this, I do. That's why I'm
"Yon can't tell me anything."
That's your ' trouble aobody
can; but just the same ifs true."
"Your idea about girls all
Ted tit a cigar angrily. She
smiled aad counteracted with
cigarette. They sat wank from the
"So you're starting that againr
"This time I'm going to finish
it and yon re getting angry, like
a bear that's been insulted, wont
change it any."
"I'm not only you get my goat.
What do yon know about how I
"I might give yoa a very nasty
answer but -I wonx But this
how yon think: Yoa have an im
possible ideal in year mind which
no girl of flesh and blood can fit'
"As far ae yon know, maybe,"
"I got that one. It wasa't nice,
at aQ. This ideal has a vague shape
aad probably pastel coloring.
Along came Barb and she seemed
to be the wonder girl; and yon
bow down and worship. Right V
"Yes and when she doesn't con
there seems nothing else for us to
do. There la not one farmer In
all the United States today that Is
getting cost for one commodity
produced on the farm. How long
can this continue T
The only advance In prices of
any consequence has been a few
cents on eggs, end about two cents
per pound In butterfat which is
still le below cost of produc
tion. The same applies t wheat
and other small grains.
As long as the tanner Is com
pelled to sell nt less than cost of
production, big business will not
be able to recover. There may be
a lot of bright business news that
tho papers should play up, but
playing up the brighter business
news and playing down tho news
of the other aids may Causa people,
to venture too much in n business
way which will prove- as disas
trous as the' hog feeding.
The farmers are not striking
with the intention of ceasing any
greater distress by keepiag oar
products off tho market, but for
tho purpose ot trying to get living
cost and a small profit oa our pro
ducts so that wo can liquidate onr
most pressing obligations, thereby
bringing general relict to an of
our suffering fellowmen the na
tion over. It a merchant cannot
get coat for his goods he closes
his doors, as he cannot afford to
operate at a loss. But for three
years we farmers have continued
onr business at tremendous losses
and Increased Indebtedness from
day to day, alnklng deeper Into
tho mire ot despondency until now
we are forced to close onr doors
until such time as wo can realise
a profit oa onr investment.
Tho tamers strike has not been
discontinued by any means, bat is
quietly spreading from state to
state aad will so - eontinae to
spread nntn we can get prices
that wfll enable nt to make a de
cent living, the standard of which
has been gradually lowered for
several months nntn tt is pitiful
In many sections of this land ot
plenty, where . necessities, ot life
are rotting la tho fielde aad or
chards because tho suffering peo
ple havo no money to bay. This
Fail we healed peaches by the
wagon, load, aad ted them te tho
. . . , .
ona m the flesh to your Ideal of
i tkk aareL von become terribly
"Yon're talking through your
"No. Ted. Yon might as well
realise that yoall never find a ptak
angel In short skirts they die
when they're babies end if yon
should find her, you'd tire of her
in no time."
I hartal tired of her."
"Yoa haven't known her sn the
flesh. An ideal Is Intangible, a per-
cct being. Nothing with a body
can be perfect not even the great
"Who said be war
"Yon demand perfection. What
right have yon to do that if. you
can't give it in returar
"Fallacious. I deny your pre
"In words, but In practice yoa
search for the ideal. I tell you,
Ted. the body is demanding. We
are not angels among the angels
but humans Evine with other hu
mans. Some day even you may find
His glare developed into a stare.
He felt a sodden change within
himself, a shifting of gears from
noisy, disturbed second to a
smooth, purring high.
Rosalie was growing Into a sleek
creature. Without questioning
why, Ted had been conscious that
she always looked smart; tonight
he was aware that she was a stand
out in tne crowd and he was a
little proud. Regardless of his
other deficiencies regarding them,
Ted had a fine sense of discrimina
tion among women.
Her gown; a greenish, steely
silk, had a slanting design which
curved with the slant ia her eyes
and brought out ia them a green
which he had never noticed among
the bloc; hair fashioned smoothly
as gold strands close to her head.
Ted leaned towards her, and said
Kosaiie, I don t think X ever
told yoa how beautiful you arc'
dont think yoa have ever
recognized that In a female ex.
cept ia - tne sense ot a sparring
"WelL yoa are darned pretty
too darned pretty.
"What do yoa mean by thatr
"Somehow I doa t associate
beauty with brains don't seem
right. I suppose you're right about
one thing I don't believe I have
considered girls as intellectual
equals; not that I meaa they're in
ferior I've always placed them as
nearer the angels, I suppose or
nearer the devils, some of them.
"And where am ir
"You're just a swell kid, Rosie;
a swell kid; a good pal and oa the
His eyes were suddenly misty.
I She looked straight at him; sud-
W t 1- J
"And. Rosalie. I feel kind of
funny telling yoa you're pretty-
almost as funny as if I said it to
Pidge. But there's something else:
You're not just ordinarily pretty
like a lot of these painted posies
fluttering around you're a pol
ished Jade goddess with oriental
eyes. Yon are.
-Now, Ufa be reasonable, Ted."
"When you snap at me you're a
storm child; when yon plow into
me, as yoa did just now, you're a
sleek tigress with a well-brushed
"When yoa blush you're blush
ing; Rosie, jest like a girl your
checks are blown by soft-tinted
"What a lover yoa could be made
"I meaa it"
"Bless your poor dumb heart. I
know it yoa mean everything you
say that s why you re rare."
That sounds like a dirty dig
hega aa there was ao sale tor
them, and In our own dty many
families havo no fruit for winter.
We do not want to be deceived,
nor do wo want to deceive anyone.
It Is better for everyone that we
22 Years Ago
Tolotoy'a Book Ancorc Czar
From tho Nation's News
re preaf ef tho
4 yen Inquire af
"It is and UaL Bet now that
you've found my secret"
"What secret -r
That Vm a girl I seem to hare
been . keeping ft from yon what
are yon going to do about itr
He looked vacant, then Uogaeo. -"Gee.
we're the only ones down
here." - - - .. ; . ... "
"WelL let's go up and dance."
Rosalie smiled, as one might at
a favorite child, aad they returned
to the dance floor. .They danced
silently. He looked down and
caught her eyes, glowing, warm.
"Yon're getting prettier aa the
time." he marveled. " : "
She moved imperceptibly to
wards him, his arm tightened ten
derly about her. They danced
dreamily, ecstatically; they moved
oa a velvet cloud. The pale pink
was gone from the rainbow. Barb's
face, frankly poxzled and question
ing, was only one of a phantas
magoria.. Rosalie was warm, vibrant,
"Yon're marvelous," he whis
pered to her hair.
Her eyes were heavy with some
thing Ted could feet ia his own,
some delightful drug.
Barb caught his eye for a mo
ment as they left the dub but
co aid not hold him.
Ted wandered on, under the spea
of Rosalie, the gypsy, through the
cold starlight .
The room was dark except for
a ruddy glow from a lamp at the
piano. He touched her shoulder
lightly, spoke softly:
"Rosalie, I want to lose yon."
"All right, Ted."
Softly he touched her Bps, al
She did not move from his arms.
Her eyea were dosed, yet expres
sive. He kissed her again, found
her responsive, tingling, electric.
Something darted within his
chest; caught at his throat, scur
ried ia his stomach; something
breathless, exciting, whistling
commanding. He crushed her to
him; her strong young arms re
turned his embrace.
Then she murmured: "Easy, boy
He moved away quickly as she
spoke, and sat down.
She stood by his chair, rested
his head against her, raa her
fingers slowly through his hair,
"It's all right"
Evenings with Rosalie, poppy
like, dangerously sweet Sweet;
poppy dreams, excluding the pain
ful thought of Barb. Rosalie's
warm voice, approving eyes, ex
pressive eyes, honesty.
Warm, dinging lips.
Days looking forward to eve
nings; evenings of contentment.
Returning together on the lei
surely Wheeling and Lake Erie
almost private Pullman car.
Loach eon passing through Canton.
Stopover at Cleveland; walking
Jauntily along Euclid Avenue,
through the snow, arm in arm.
singing in the snow, singing oa tho
sidewalk, too content to note that
people were turning to look at
"Let it snow
Let It blow
.Where we're going
We dont knew
Rosalie turning her head to agree
with eyea eager with Irving.
The wind had brushed her cheek
with a wet rose a snownake
perched on the tip of her nose .aad
Five and Tens; soda fountains;
music stores; May Company de
partment store a hashed hoar in
a movie holding hands.
(Te Be Co finned)
know Just the tacts and that both
sldee of tho picture bo shown.
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