The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 21, 1933, Page 4, Image 4

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Tha OREGON STATESMAN. Salens Oregon, Friday Morning, April 21.1133
Wo Favor Sway $ Ut; No Fear S1dU Atcg"
Trom First Statesman,- Marca 28,
CHAKIX8 A. Spkactjs ' ' - ' - i v Editor-Manager
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Gold Standard Abandoned
TO one who learned his" monetary theories in the McKinley
campaign of 1896 the headlines "Nation off gold stand
ard"; "Plans controlled inflation" are crushing. It Is as
though the heavens had fallen, or a tidal wave come in to
sweep us out to sea. To an editor however, who has survived
many ahocks'of war and panic and pestilence it is just an
3?her episode in the constantly changing panorama we. call
life. All that.the ordinary citizen can do is to stand aside and
pause for a bit to get his bearings. In times so uncertain as
the present, prophecy is a hazardous occupation.
What actually, happened was that Pres. Roosevelt an
nounced an embargo on foreign shipments of gold and an
nounced that the American dollar would be permitted to seek
- its own level in the exchanges of the world. The immediate
effect was the decline of the dollar in terms of the franc
and the pound sterling. Further moves contemplated are the
devaluation of the dollar, which is one form of inflation, and
negotiations with other countries to re-establish the gold
standard on the basis of new
Usually a country goes off
supplies of that metal have been depleted. Such is not the
. case in this country which possesses the largest gold supply
' of anv nation. We cro off because we have "too much eold."
In other words the draining of
this country and France has
the gold standard for the settlement of international ex
change that a new deal ' is deemed necessary.
The danger now is the precipitation of international eco
nomic warfare on an even vaster scale. Already Britain is
alarmed and there are hints that Britain may peg the dollar
if this country ki11 not; or
"the end of which no man can
petition would be further paralysis of international trade,
disruption of exchanges.
We are undergoing now
from a stepping up of prices of commodities and common
stocks representing equities in properties. After the protract,
ed season of steady erosion of values the sensation is indeed
one of relief. The question is whether we are now launching
on fantastic flights which inflation frequently brings; or
whether-the advances are but
which will not go far. .
- wen, ail we can qo is nang on . . . . ana nope.
"Life Insurance Week"
THIS is "Life Insurance week" ; and a good time it offers
to appraise life insurance in the scheme of things. Life
uiouiaiibc iiuq .i-4. ,tixiij oiiiruvi uic mb ucbwi iiiiau luvoir tuij
other form of enterprise in recent years. The chief trouble
has been that many people have had to let their policies lapse ;
' others have had to draw down ajl the cash they could on their
policies in order to keep going. This last has been a splendid
service, even though it did remove that protection which is
the chief purpose of life insurance. And the vast majority
of- the people who have had to sacrifice their life insurance
will pick it up again or take out new policies just as soon
as they are able.
Wealthy people or those who once thought they were
wealthy have a far greater respect for life insurance with
its modest offerings of security and small return, than they
once did. In fact so great has been the "scare" that insurance
companies have developed a very substantial business-in
endowment and annuity policies even in these times.
Sometimes people have been alarmed over the possibility
that insurance companies might fail, because deflation has
affected their earning power.
be stated that there is a very substantial margin in life
underwriting. The mortality figures used in their estimates
Are far higher than the companies actually experience ex
cept in times of plague. And the guarantee earning rate is
"only 3 whereas they usually earn around 4.7. The biggest
companies are now mutualized and distribute their excess
earnings in the form of dividends. In times like the present.
companies may have to shade their dividends some; but it
. is not at 'all probable that any of the really strong companies
will get Into diiiiculties.
Insurance companies hold
: iuuuev una ucvu luaueu un very cuuservauve valuations ana
the loans work out all right.
ance companies are of the highest grade, representing the
most discriminating purchases. There are many railroad
bonds, but these are nearly always underlying mortgages
which are not in danger even in case of reorganization. The
public utility bonds are almost exclusively on sound, operat--
ing companies, no holding company debentures.
Life, insurance is primarily to provide protection for
loved ones against the death of the bread-winner. It is fast
. being extended to provide assured income in old aire aeainst
th vicissitudes of fortune which may overtake the man him-
v seir. in a world oi change life insurance still stands for
, , v safety and security. A life insurance agent is not just another
agent He's a real missionary bringing financial salvation
to thousands; and the insurance business is nrobablv con.
ducted on the highest plane
. we have.
: Blossom Dav
OFFICIALLY next Sundav
J ft Is hlnssnm rlav nntr rlaw fM waalr P.Viaotas
in full bloom on the valley
vaua poiicurn clusters, .rears are. Dursxmg out in Dioom.
Prunes flTP A littlfl InfAV . nnrl m tnanv t IViam I,-.
hills where the season Is later,
vie mey are in lull Dioom,
' A drivA tTirrmtrK ffia AnimW nnm To . 4.
Take the ride on the.Orchard
u woin aiaes are in ma pioom: it is a trip down an aisle in
paradises , 4 - -
; Nature ia giving us her usual compensations. The berry
crop was badly damaged during the winter. But now we art
having a perfect season for the tree fruits so far as blooming
and polleniziniy tro. . , -
A , What matters the gold standard anyway, if we can enjoy
and more of sunshine such as we had yesterday;
and blossoms and budding leavesy and nature's resurrection?
J5 wKmn fTef 'i f" Basa bad the bst descrip
tion of whatthe country is doing. Ho says wo are on a "ttvi whsollng"
YcW nnw That's . . "
values of the various national
the gold standard when its
gold from other countries to
so impaired the efficiency of
that currency wars may start,
see . The result of such com
the first glow which comes
temporary and sporadic spurts
To reassure these people, it may
mortgages, but generally the
The bond investments of insur
of any big-scale business that
will ha hWunm W
floor, the trees loolrlike great
it will be a few days yet be-
heights road when the orchards
Mary Palth, comely yotmf orphan,
givta op bar poaitioa aa aacretary
to tha wealtny Mark Naabit to marry
JClmaaricy FarraO. Kim, a yonec
shiftltaa bvaryar. fivaa with : bis
another. Wban tha latter objects to
the marriase, Bn brnaqualy startlaa
Mary Faith by braaldnc tha cnxax
meat. Ittr, when be acea bar with
Mark Neahit ia a jewelry store, aa
lectins a tint bia jealoosy is
aroused. Tha Best morning, he ap
pears at Mary Faith's boarding
house and ovcrwhelma her with bis
protestations of love She again
leavea bar position and, after a hasty
marriage, they spend an ecstatic two
weeks' honeymoon in tha honse cl
Kim's aunt in the country. Return
ing borne, Mary Faith moves to the
FarrtH apartment Kim'a friends,
Claire and Jack M addon, find Mary
Faith a doll companion lor their
jazsy parties. Mary Faith realises
Kim ia Irritated by her faikvs to
drink and gamble. Daring the win
ter Kim attends the partiea alone.
Mary Faith takes care of the honse
' but knows nothing of Kim's finances.
When he hints at being pinched for
money, Mary Faith accedea to bia
request for 150. Later, he admits
taking that sum from the firm's col
lections for his own use. The next
night, at dinner, he teQa Mary Faith
he has lost bis position. Ha then
persuadee her to let him have a
thousand dollars' to open his own
They didn't let his mother know
that he had lost his position with
Mclntrae and Weitover.
"There's no reason why we
should." Mary Faith decided. "It
will only make "her miserable, Kim.
Well simply tell her that you've
made up your mind to set up shop
for yourself. .
And that was what they told her.
"I suppose that was your brilliant
idea," she said to Mary Faith the
next morning after Kim had left the
house to hunt for an office. "But I
think he'd have been much better
off if he'd stayed right where he
'was, making sixty dollars a week
and having no responsibility at all!
Suppose he fails what thenr
"He won't faiL Don't you worry
about his failing, Mary Faith said
light-heartedly. She was very happy
that morning.
She. was glad to have Kim away
from the offices of Mclntrae and
Westover. Perhaps heVouldn't see
so much of Jack Maiden and his
crowd of card-playing friends now
that he was no longer working with
"And that Janet-girl" she went
on thinking, ss she rinsed the pink
sprigged china dishes and began to
wipe them. She won t be under his
nose all day long any more, either.1
She never had asked Kim about the
girl named Janet, but she had always
had a feeling that she was still work
ing for Mclntrae and Westover.
On Friday Kim drove her down
town to the Towers Building and
showed her the office he had rented.
The Towers Building was old and
its elevator made Mary Faith think
of a bird cage. A very old and rusty
"It's.not much of a building," Kim
said apologetically, "but ' I won't
have to stay hece forever."
His office was on the eighth floor.
It was small and its one and only
window looked out into the well of
the building.
"I got it for ninety smackers
month," he announced proudly, "and
I signed a lease for six months. By
the end of that time IH be able to
afford a better place what do you
bet I won'tr
"I know yon will," Mary Faith
told him. "You're hard stuff, Kim,
l 19 k Kaaf Immmm irtfim. hm.imm Siua n
and you're sure to -win out: The
germ of failure just isavt -as yonr
She meant it with all her heart. Her
confidence in bun was boundless. . ,
Ha showed, her where his desk
would stand and where bis . office
girfs desk would stand. . He took a
ruler oat of bis coat pocket and
measured tha wall where be would
put bis filing cabinet and bis book
esses.' " . " ' Vv' -"
Whan be had finished Mary Faith
put oat her band for the ruler. "I'll
measura tha window and makt yon
a pair of net sash curtains for it.
Kim. And, Kim, let me tea yon
about a place where yon can pick
up a rug and whatever furniture for
almost nothing. It's a second-hand
store that deals ia office furniture.
I know about it because Mr. Nesbit
sold soma of our old desks there last
"Don't talk to ma about him,"
Kim said sharply. Ha was still jeal
ous of Mark Nesbit "Ha and bis
office furniture don't interest me a
little bit"
The office was all ready to be oc
cupied on the last of April. On the
first day of May, which was a Satur
day, Kim took Mary Faith down to
sea H and she put up the cream
colored net curtains that she had
nude and presented him with a
leather desk set that she had bought
for a surprise.
"Did you hire an office girl" she
asked suddenly on their way home.
Kim nodded.
What's her namer
"Miss McCune."
The month of Mar was a month
of beauty even in Wilton Street
with its red brick apartment build
ings and its narrow sidewalks. The
sun shone and the grass grew green
er day after day. Tha brown grass
under Mary Faith s kitchen win
dows began to turn a fresh young
green, and every morning and eve
ning a robin came there and sang
as if its little throat would burst To
Mary Faith, hanging up clothes or
shaking rugs on the porch, the tiny
square of backyard seemed to hold
the very heart of the springtime.
And at the very end of that month
of beauty and promise, Mary Faith
became aware that she was going to
have, a baby.
Late one Monday afternoon
afterward she always remembered
that h was the twenty-eighth of
May she put on the dark green suit
in which she had been married and
went downtown to the Medical
Building where Dr. Thatcher had
his office, i
It was fire o'clock when she left
him and came out into the sunlight
of Spring Street once more sun
light that seemed brighter and love
Her than any sunlight she had ever
She felt as if she were walking
in an enchantment as she started
west on Spring Street toward the
Towers Building. She waa going to
break Kim's rule, for just this one
time, and go up to his office to tea
him about the wonderful, the divine
thing that was going to happen to
the two of them.
His office was st one end of the
winding corridor on the eighth floor
of the old building. As she 'walked
toward h she felt her heart swell
with love and pride at the sight of
his name on the door. It had a fine
important look, painted there on the
frosted glass in neat black letters:
She pushed open the door and
went in. Kim was sitting at his
desk, his head and shoulders dark
against the light of the window be
hind him. And on the desk, with her
feet braced against his chair snd
both of her hands clasped in his
hands, sat a gtrL
She jumped down when she saw
Mary Faith and made s little in-
The Hand oi Man
articulate sound ia bar throat .She
was dark, pretty girl, plump' and
not very tali.- Everything about her
gava the impression of softness and.
roundness her, little figure .fat aw
black dress, her cheeks and chin, be r
smaH full snoutb. - - i - .
All this Mary Faith saw in the
one second before her eyas met
Kim's eyes.
"Hello, there." She steadied bar
lips to get tha words out . There
was n chair beside bis desk and she'
sank down into it "I bad to .come
downtown this .afternoon and. I
thought I'd ride home with you,"
Ska saw bia bps- move and she
knew that he was answering her.
Bat she couldn't bear what ha was
ssying. There waa a sudden load
ringing in her ears like tha sound ot
many bells dose at band.
Then she saw tha girl move aero si
the room and take down her hat and
Jacket from tha coat-tree ia the cor
ner. All her movements seemed very
slow, like action in a nightmare. . . .
There waa something bright oa
one of her fingers. It flashed as she
raised her hands to her hesd sad
pulled her hat down over her hair.
. Mary Faith leaned forward, het
wide eyea fixed on H, her hands
gripping the arms of her chair until
the knuckles whitened.
It was a ring. A narrow white-
gold ring set with a modest diamond
and two chips.
The last time Mary Fsith had seen
it was the rainy September morning
in Haltnorth Park when Kim had
asked her for it and she had given it
to him. It was the ring that she had
worn on her own hand every day
for almost four years. Her engage
ment ring. . . .
She heard Kim's voice, faint and
thin ss if it came to her from s long
distance. He was speaking to the
girl, "Don't forget to drop those
letters in ths chute on your way
out Janet."
And then, after what seemed s
very long time, the girl said, "Good .
night Mr. FarrelL" There came the
click of the door ss it closed behind
her and the sound of her high heels
dying sway down the corridor.
Kim began to clear off his desk.
putting papers and envelopes into
the top drawer. He slammed it tried
to see if it was locked, opened it snd
slammed it sgain. He swung sround
in his swivel chair and picked his
gray hat up from the filing cabinet
against the walL
"All right let's go," he said.
She made a little negative move
ment with her head.
"No. Wait a just a minute I want
to ask you something, Kim. Who
is that girl?"
His mouth tightened and he threw
his hat down upon the desk. "Oh,
you know who she is just ss well ss
I do! Yon saw her with me that
night in Armbruster's? Why pretend
that you didn't? What are you try.
ing to do? Trap me in some kind of
a lie.
Mary Faith shook her head.
"You're wondering what she's do
ing here, aren't you? Well, IH tel
yout" Kim said roughly. "She waa
so doggone loyal to me that when I
left Mclntrae and Westover she left
too. So what could I do but give
her a job when I opened this office?"
Mary Faith gave him a deep stUl
"That s why you didn't want me
to come down here because she was
here," she said, thinking things out
"You didn't want me to see her. But
I didn't even know her, Kim. I
didn't look st her that night when
she was m Armbruster's with yon,
And T wouldn't have known who
she was just now if she hadn't been
wearing my ring."
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OeprrUkt, list tr aWrlee Start
Dlatribvtea- r
Ela Feetmres Symeiceie, Im.
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Royal & CopelandV MJ).
' VACATION TIKX Is drawing
4ming tha siiT'T men tha there as
a-great snlgraUoa ot dUsena from
ataU to another. The old aute-
i ' mobile will be
tX'tf . polished, -oiled
and areasea m
preparation . for
vacation trips.
There are
many haaarda
and daagara tn
automobile trav
eling. X do not
refer to physical
accidents, bat to
health haaarda
and dangers fre
einantly over
looked by vaca
tionists. Today. X
want to point out
Dr. Copelani
n ew of these
pltfsUa so that yon may avoid them.
The drinking of contaminated wa
ter Is a danger that should be avoid
ed. If you camp by tha wayside,
or put up ia Isolated sections, be
caxeful of the water yon drink. Ty
phoid fever la n frequent occurrence
among those who are careless about
their drinking water.
Typhoid fever may be avoided by
careful supervision ot the water sup
ply. It may also be prevented by
receiving special typhoid Inoculations.
These Injections are simple and pain
less. X recommend them to all who
plan any extended trip through the
Avoid Damp Camping Places
Within the past few years there
has been an Increase In the number
of cases of malaria In the United
States. Many authorities regard this
as due to Increased motor travel.
They believe that many automobil
ists camp' In unhygienic spots where
the "anopheles" mosquito lives.
This particular mosquito carries
the parasite that causee malaria. This
pest Is usually found in marshy
lands, stagnant ponds and Infected
swamps. When you pitch your camp
avoid these places. Pick a spot that
Is high and dry. Mosquito netting
should be a part of every camp
Another common vacation danger
Is contaminated milk. Merely because
you are la the country, does not
mean that the milk Is pure and safe
to drink. If In doubt remember that
It is unsafe to drink milk of In
ferior quality. Contaminated milk is
a source of many serious infectious
When stopping for food select only
clean eating places. Lack of cleanli
ness, carelessneae In the Vanning of
food, lack ot Ice and screens, and the
presence of flies should be warnings
of danger. These menaces to health
should be looked for before ordering
B Sure of Your Food
X can never understand why per
sons who are accustomed to clean
food and clean homes, should eat In
filthy eating places. Perhaps tt Is
due to the excitement of the trip that
so many travelers are careless in
regard te the food they eat and the
water they drink.
Many persons carry their own
food. For the short trip, this Is an
excellent ides, In addition to being
assured of cleanHness, there is a lot
ot fun tn preparing food along the
' Many foods that are both nutri
tious and tempting can now be pur
chased In the form of canned goods.
Canned milk, vegetables and fruits
are easily carried on these trips.
trip or other vacation Is a suc
cess when the general health baa
been benefited. Health can be en
couraged only by the use of clean,
pure and wholesome food and water.
On your next trip, bear la mind
these tew dangers and how to avoid
(CopvHffM, mi, r. r. a., inc.)
... Of Old Salem
Town Talks from Tha States
man of Earlier Days
April 91, 1BOM
J. Thornton Ross, president ot
the defunct Title Guarantee A
Trust company ot Portland, waa
placed oa trial hero yeateray by
Jndgs Burnett, charged Jointly
with T. T. Bnrkett, treasurer;
George H. Hill, vice-president.
and John E. Aitchison, secretary.
with having converted to their
own nses $188,421 of tho educa
tional funds deposited with tha
institution by State Treasurer
George Steel.
For tha third time tho Court
street paving proposition was de
feated, this time because- several
sldermea wanted a street wider
than tho 34 feet specified In tha
clouds loom over Russia, observ
ers report as they point to Rus
sia's continuing to forward muni
tions and reinforcements to ths
Caucasus and to tha fact that tho
Grand Duka Nicholas Nleholal
vltch departed hurriedly yester
day for tha Crimea.
April 21, 1923
Tha office of justice of, tho
peace, hero bids fair to bo tho cen
ter of much mud-sllnglng as IX
aspirants already havo pat In
their names with tho county court
which next week will name tha
successor to tho lata Jadgo Glenn
B. Unrmh, who had held tho of
floe) tor four years. Candidates ln L. IL McMahan. P. J. Knnts,
Lyle J. Pago, B. 3. Martin, P. I
frailer, Paul Bnrrls, B. W. Macy,
Donald Miles, Frank Darey, Thom
as Brown and Henry J. Millie.
.City officials Including Mayor
John B. Olesy yesterday asserted
they were determined to run down
the source ot cinders that have
bona snowing down upon tho city
ia recent days. Managers of all
tho big Industries hero declara
that their plants ara net guilty.
VIENNA. Fasclmo la coming
to bo regarded la Austria as a
panacea for all of tha Ills ot Cen
tral Xaropo, fa tho opinion of
soma observers in tho Austrian
capital, smd . Its leader. - Benito
.Mussolini, aa a aecond Garibaldi.
By'lt J.
SuUVarraatg would draw .
- ' interest any way: watched ball
.gams whHs money1 counted: -;
: su- .''--
C. B. Wood worth. 174 Fourth
street, Portland, former Salem
bor. kindly contributes to this
eolumn tho quoted paragraphs be
a V
"It Is apropos at this tlmo to
relate a transaction In state war
rants. There Is ample precedent
for endorsing warrants 'not paid
for want ot funds.' The state has
been oa a warrant basin many
times before this. The state is not
immune from its owa laws, and
interest could be collected on a
warrant that was not paid when
presented, the same as any other
dne debt Endorsing merely fixes
the date when it was presented,
and all that la necessary is to fur
nish proof of presentation to en
able tho holder, to collect Interest
It Is also doubtful if the state
could by statute name a rate ot
Interest less than the legal rate.
"In tha lata seventies tho state
was on a warrant basis. They In
vited capital as a good aound in
vestment Silver was at a dis
count, but a fixed percentage of
taxes would bo accepted. There
were only a few banks In the
country and was quite an expense
to ship the actual coin due the
state trom hm different counties.
It became a habit for the country
hanks to open a 'special' account
with Ladd A Bush anticipating
the transfer of the funds to the
Itate. Every cjieck on Salem and
even Portland that waa available
was sent to Ladd A Bush for de
posit, and many times the actual
coin so as to make one transac
tion. The bank's safe and vault
were small, and at the time I
speak of the vault would not hold
it. The sliver was piled outside in
sacks and boxes and no special ar
rangements were made to guard
"Most of the warrants outstand
ing were owned by parties in San
Francisco. The holders knew that,
as soon as the state taxes were
turned over to the state by the
county treasurers, a call would be
made for payment. In anticipation
of this, the warrants were sent to
Ladd A Bush for collection.
"It would have been a simple
transaction tor the state treasurer
to take a certificate of deposit
from Ladd A Bush, knowing, as
he did, that in a few days the
funds would hare to be returned
to them. A. H. Brown waa state
treasurer, and he insisted upon
the letter ot the law, and nothing
would do but the actual payment
of the cash.
"I was working for Ladd A
Bush at the time, and I waa In
structed to take the money to the
state house. I got a dray, and my
memory is that it was driven by
Norman Parrlsh. He backed the
dray up to the sidewalk" and We
piled the coin onto it. I cannot re
call the amount, but it was nearly
or more than a quarter of a mil
lion dollars, a proportion of it
silver, the rest all gold.
"J. H. Hackleman was assist
ant treasurer, and It was his duty
to count It something he was not
very familiar with. Some ot the
sliver had broken its wrappings,
which added to the difficulty. Mr.
Hackleman began to arrange the
silver In piles of one hundred dol
lars each. In rows of ten squares
making ten thousand dollars. I
saw at once that he had an all day
job ahead ot him.
"Just east ot the state house
was the old baseball grounds, and
on that day there was a match be
tween Portland and Salem. I left
Mr. Hackleman to do the count
ing and had a good time watch
ing the game.
"A short time afterward the call
for the warrants was advertised.
I waa again instructed to take
them to the state house and col
lect them. We had figured the In
terest, checked and rechecked it
and asked for the money. But Mr.
Brown refused until he had fig
ured the Interest. We offered to
make good any difference, but he
waa obdurate and I had to leave
them for several days. Again I
took a dray and loaded tho money
onto It Somehow a sack of twen
ty dollar gold pieces was dropped,
which burst It and the money roll
ed out Into the street; but. with
the help ot bystanders and Par
rlsh, we gathered It up.
The bank, not having a suffi
cient balance In San Francisco to
make the remittance, was obliged
to ship the actual coin. Again I
had to handle It I packed most of
the silver In ammunition boxea.
Some ot them I loaded so heavily
that they were hard to handle.
The shipment was finally made by
m Is
"So much silver had been- used
la paying taxes thst there was
quite a shortage for some tlmo.
Silver was In demand, as the rule
was that any debt nnder five dol
lars could be paid In ellver; over
that It had to be paid la gold. The
consequence waa that those who
had been In the habit of running
bills paid cash to aave tho dis
count Brokers added te their
earnings by discounting silver
when the owner wanted to make
a payment by express. The express
charges oa silver were high as
compared with gold. It is my rec
ollection, but X do not state It as
a fact, that while sllvjr was
scarce la the west there was plen
ty In the mints, and that the gov
ernment would send It to any one
wanting it and also pay the ex
press charges on IL
"It U bard for the present gen
eration to realize bow difficult It
was to remit from one place to
another. Personal checks were
not sent nor would they be accept
ed if they were. Au remittances
were made by bank draft or cola
shipment by express, and charges
In either case were high.- It was
expected by the banker that the
exchange charged paid the over
head, or as It was then called
running expenses. Exchange Is n
legitimate charge tor a bank to
make, and ahonld not have been
abandoned. -
V v V
A- H. Brown was state treas
urer foar years, elected oa the
democratic ticket In 1874. In his
note to the writer, Mr. Wood
worth said: "
"He (Mr. Brown) was a tine,
handsome man. His wife was also
very handsome and bad a regal
air. When they went to church to
gether, as they did regularly, they
were the object of admiration.
Their daughters were all beau
ties.' Mr. 'Brown was' succeeded
in the treasurer's office by Ed.
Hlrsch, republican, who waa re
elected, thus serving eight years.
, Mr. Hackleman was a member
of a prominent Oregon pioneer
family that was outstanding in
many useful ways.
Mr. Wood worth has yet in re
serve a number of stories of old
days in Salem that will appear
In this column from time to time.
Auction of Pies
Will be Feature
Community Club
Gladys Leichty and Snsie
Rutchman are planning an enter
taining program to precede the
auction of the pies at the Com
munity club pie social Friday
night J. S. Kaufman will act as
auctioneer and Hazel Hanson and
Clara La Valley will have charge
of the pies.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Herr and
children have moved into the new
home built for them on the Mey
ers place.
Coffee Shop, Cozy
And Old Restaurant
Getting New Dress
SILVERTON, April 20 Con
siderable remodelling is going on
at Silrerton this week. The cof
fee shop In the Hosmer building
haa been remodelled by bringing
the lunch counter to one side and
placing tables near the windows
in such a manner as to make the
place culte attractive.
A portion of the Reo restaurant
is being taken out and transform
ed Into a store room tor the Jen
kin grocery. Harry Craig of Mt
Angel Is prepsrlug The Cory for
SILVERTON, April 19. Locsl
friends have received announce
ments of the birth of a daughter
to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pearce of
the Ysklma country. Washington.
Mrs. Pearce will be remembered
here as Clara Holman. She Is a
graduate ot the 8ilverton schools
and biter attended Oregon State
college. Her wedding to Mr.
Pearce was an event here two
years ago. Her mother. Mrs. Em
ma Holman, and her sister. Miss
Mamie Holman, are both living
with Mrs. Pearce In Washington.
We cannot know where
we will be tomorrow. If
we should be taken from
those who depend on us
for food and shelter, we
are doing- our duty to
ward them only if we
leave them LIFE IN
SURANCE. This de
pendable protection costs
a few cents a day.
are the guardian of
those you love. If they
should lose you, could
you stand knowing that
they were impoverished
seeking" charity beg--tfag
alms? Shut out that
terrible- possibility, by
providing- them with aa
ANCE as you can afford.
West Coast Life
hsurance Co. -
J. A. Jelderk
Ag-ency Organizer ;
404 Masonic BIdg, TeL 0484
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