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"No Favor Sways V; No Fear Shall Awe
From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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i What Became of the Crow?
WE RECALL an. old story about a man shooting at a
crW on his barn roof. The noise scared the poultry;
his suspender button flew off and hit the old woman in the
eye ; the recoil knocked him against the kitchen stove and it
overturned. General consternation prevailed. After the nar
rator recounts the dire events which attended the discharge
of the gun, comes the classic ending in which a small boy
pipes up: j'Say, mister, what became of the crow?"
Thislcomesto mind as the smoke clears away in the re
cent heavy bombardment in the field of higher education.
As peace (or a truce) is restored, after a great deal of
carnage all round, we come back to the original point which
presumably should haVe been the object aimed at ; and that
is the audit, and in particular the responsibility for the al
leged suppression of the special report,
j What we have been curious about was just where the
special audit was "suppressed". So we wrote Mr. Sammons
and inquired of him who had refused him access to the audit.
He has replied with copies of his correspondence. He wrote
Sec. Hoss on May 13, asking for a copy of the Feb. 10 report.
Mr. H03S replied on May 18 that "the contents of the report
have been transmitted to Chancellor Kerr and I have received
a report on the matter from him." Again on July 5 Mr.
Sammons wrote the secretary of state making formal de
mand for the special report. Miss Phillips, secretary to Mr.
Hoss, replied that the reports were not "public writings" in
the legal sense, "but unofficial material in the office . . .
not subject to certification or release"; and "as two copies
were supplied to the chancellor you may wish to obtain from
him a copy of Mr. Kubm's letter to Mr. jhoss."
On Aug. 31 Mr. Sammons wrote the attorney general cit
ing that Sec. Hoss had denied him access to certain reports
and inquiring if they were "public writings" in a legal sense
which could be withheld. No reply was received from the
attorney general although one was requested by Sept. 11,
when the board was to meet. When the board met, Mr.
Sammons brought up the issue which created the havoc.
Apparently the issue became one between Mr. Hoss and
Mr. Sammons, and later between the latter and the attorney
general over the fine question of when is an official paper a
"public writing'. Mr. Sammons did not ask Mr. Starr for
the report He didn't ask the chancellor for it, although he
was directed to the chancellor by the secretary of state. It
would appear that the whole ruckus might have been avoided
had Sammons merely asked the chancellor for a copy of the
report. It is clear now that the chancellor should have fur
nished all members of the board with copies of the report
and the college reply when the matter first came up. Cer
tainly he would have done so had he foreseen the eruption
' which was brewing.
In any event the charges of Mr. Sammons would have
more justification bad he asked the chancellor for the report,
and then had it been denied him. It certainly was proper
material not only to go to the board, but to be filed with the
i eovernor and made open to the
Tn the f nrore over the special report the findings in the
main audit have been lost sight of. These findings deserve
attention from the board. Auditor Kubin makes numerous
! criticisms of the accounting methods at the state college,
some 16 in all. Among them are:
Holding a post-session course and having the fees therefor
handled by the dean.
Accepting affidavits of residence from athletes "without the
usual clow supervision", which of course wcjild. enable the ath
letes to escape payment of out-of-state tuition.
Certain items bought direct instead of through the board of
control cost from 29 to 26 more.
Failure to have certain receipts numbered wuica makes
checking practical an impossibility.
Inadequate checking on sales of various departments. poul
try, greenhouse, horticulture, etc.
Thor or nmp Criticisms
to the other schools, the university, the medical school, and
normal schools. At Monmouth "a large amount of' student
fees were uncollected".
The audit cites an expenditure of $5,315.97 at the uni
verslty for the alumni secretary for "Public Relations" which
Indicates subsidv to the alumni association in violation of
the board's order, At the college "they have an account under
Welfare Committee' for the
' which provides service and
The audit also questions the legality of actions of the
board itself in subsidizing dormitories at the university and
college to enable them to meet
i It calls attention to balance due from Alumni Holding
Co. at the university of $23,415.64, arising from expenses ofJ
' the vice presidency of the university, paid for out of uni
versity funds, "but by agreement with the Alumni Holding
Co. were to be repaid by them"; although a subsequent opin
J ion of the attorney general
: repay the university 7" it chose to do so.
' While many of the matters
should be studied -carefully by the executives of the schools
and by the proper committee of the board ; and wherever the
strictures are found justified, modifications made. We know
1 that auditors have various ideas, itrst as do lawyers exarmn-
ing an abstract of title. So Jong as the work now is lodged
in the auditing division of the secretary of state's office, the
institutions should endeavor to make their system conform
to the ideas of the state auditor.
To get back to the "crow; none of the recent agitation
and excitement was necessary
dent was concerned. Mr. Sammons could surely have rotten
a copy of the special report without threat of legal proceed
ings. While there was widespread lack of confidence in Starr,
in this case he seems not to have been guilty of suppressing
tne special report, lor wnicn
Jtfut the audit reports do merit study, not with a view o:
finding material for throwing dirt, but with the idea of im-
' proving accounting methods at the; college or the where in
' ..the system. ...
, 1 We hope the board with its new membership will be able
to get away, from distracting dissension and discharge its
. plain datie without ianninjr animosities. And those outside
in board will do them a service to cease embarrassing them
-with pressure and flattery. ,
PZS3Sfittm ' ' inerenasanvmnvuM- r- -,-, V j-jy j M I I 'ALLACeI
... a w i 1 I M - , - t 1 !
public, as was later done.
or suggestions with reference
Memorial Union of $6,i6iS.b,
supplies, including the alumni
their bond obligations.
said the holding company could
are of minor, importance, they
so far as this particular inci
newas Iired by the governor.
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... Of Old Salem
Town Talks from the States
man of Earlier Days
September 28, 1008
School' bells to ring in Salem:
enrollment durfng year expected
to reach 2300.
Judge John H. Scott, Salem.
has vision of broad, smooth thor-
ughfare extending the length of
the Pacific coast; says southern
Oregon counties ready to co-operate
in .road program; $506,000
road from Klamath Falls to Cra
ter lake suggested.
MINNEAPOLIS Judge W. H.
Tatt, republican presidential nom
inee, favors postal savings banks
rather than bank guaranty scheme
of W. J. Bryan, democratic nom
September 28, 1923
Oregon's national guard rifle
team captures Hilton national
trophy at Camp Perry, O., making
second team trophy won within
ten days, according to word re
ceived by Adjutant General George
CASPER. Wyo. At least 100
lives believed lost when five
coaches of Chicaeo. Bnrlinetnn -
Quincy railroad plunge into Big
Muddy river near Lockett as a
result of a flood-damaged bridge.
Keith Rhodes of Raymond-.
Wash., named permanent ores!-
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United States senator from New York
Former Commissioner of Health,
Xew York City
TBIS IS the time of year when
very housewife .should insist upon
a careful Inspection of all coal and
gas stoves, gas tubing, fas jets and
stoves should be
repaired to pre
vent gas poison
ing. This Is a
menace which Is
too often over
looked and neg
lected. May 1 warn
you against thai
danger? I want
te stress the Im-
pertance of aafe
' guarding against
gas poisoning: It
Is a common accident that sometimes
proves fatal la moat Instance tne
calamity could have beck prevented.
, Gas poisoning results from he 1a
balaltoa of carbon monoxide. This
is 'one- of the moat deadly cases
known to 'mankind. It. la found la
nataraT gas, coal gas lUomiaattna;
gaa and In the exhaust pt automo
biles. When Inhaled, the blood m
iergeas aWdea and serious chemical
r : Te Ote Firs Aid
The poison strikes rapidly and un
fortunately causes severe damage to
the 'body within a very abort time.
This danger la jrreat since- tb- vic
tim may be breathing the deadly gae
wMle asleep. It Is enlr when the
escaping gaa is detected that the
ettflerer may be aroused 'and saved
from Its deadly effects.
In former years IBtle was known
about the treatment of carbon mon
oxide, or gaa poisoning. We are In
debted to the World war for ear
present knowledge; Gas poisoning is
a eeramea accident C modem war-
'tareand mSitarjr aeegeons have suc
ceeded la cares that la termer gears
In afl .cases of gas paUeeinc It la
best te secure Immediately the serv
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BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS-
John B. Horner:
A great Oregonian:
(Continuing from yesterday):
How could Prof. Horner keep up
a stiff course of study in Wil
lamette and at the same time
make a full hand as a news
In the first place, he was tire
lessly industrious. Secondly, he
had a fertile mind, and an in
genious one.' And he had what
newspaper people call a !"nosa
for news. He could see the in
teresting side of ordinary events;
was able to make good copy out
of what the average person would
regard as of no particular inter
est. That is the rarest quality
of news reporting, and the most
appreciated by desk men In news
paper offices everywhere. It is
the quality that gives places of
preferment to the star reporters
on the great dailies and in the
services of such agencies as the
Associated Press. The star writ
ers get into the spotlight at na
tional conventions and when un
usual events transpire, like a
flood or a hurricane, or a war.
Typewriters had not come into
use, but J. B. Horner carried a
pad, and he wrote a faultless
dent of freshman class at Wil
lamette university; Cleo Weddle
f Sllverton, vice-president; Lois
Taylor of salemj secretary; Frank
Beer of Hubbard, treasurer.
Ices of. a- physician. Improper han
dling or unfamiliar! ty with the con
dition may lead to serious complica
tions. Until the physician arrives.
clear the room of the gas and allow
the sufferer to have as much fresh
air aa possible. Keep him weU cov
ered with blankets. A good plan Is
to place hot water bags to his. feet
Check Cas Tubing and Jita
Do not move the victim or allow
him to walk. It Is best to leave tne
patient in; a recumbent position. Any
slight exertion may damage the
It Is often necessary to resort -to
the use of artificial respiration. This
is essential If there is difficulty In
breathing. At times oxygen and car
bon dioxide tanks are needed to save
the life of the vjctim. Most munici
palities and large cities are equipped
with the proper machines for this
method of resuscitation.
Like many other serious menaces
to life and health, carbon monoxide
poisoning Is tar easier to prevent
than cure. As I have said, it la ad
visable to check jcarefofly on leaky
gas and stove pipes, tabiag end Jets.
Prompt repairs will prevent gaa
leakage and danger te your health.
Aaswers te Healtk Qaeriee
M. A. a. Q-t-Js It daagereoe to
the brala te use peroxide te bleach
the hair? f
X No. " ' ' :" ;
E. D. L. Q. What will bleach heir
oa the upper Hp?
A. Send self -addressed, stamped
envelope- for further particulars an
repeat your question.
; W. W. Q. -What wiO atake red
vetna- la the learn, dee te long stand
Aj These are probably varicose
vetna, For full particulars sead a
self-aJartsaed, stamped envelope and
repeat your question.
: K P. oJ-What will lacreaso the
ffrt at tW eyelashes? ; .:--.
A-4ftr CuH aexttcalars sead-e self
addreaaed. stamped envelope-end re
peat -yeur oaeetlea. ' t
Spencerlan hand and retained
this ability to his last day of
life. And he wrote as he went
his rounds, on the spot, and turn
ed in legible copy to the print
ers. Any old time printer will
say he (or she) would rather. put
into type or linotype lines such
copy than the kind that comes
from the typewriter, or the more
modern telegraph printing ma
chines, turning out all capital
Thus, when Mr. Horner arrived
at the office for duty, he had a
batch of copy for the printers,
needing no finishing touches and
no editing by the desk man. The
ordinary reporter takes notes
and often has difficulty in read
ing his own notes, leading to
mistakes and insufficient infor
mation. Had he followed that
bent, he would have risen high
as a star reporter.
V -W s
The writer trusts he will not
be considered over vain in tell
ing the reader that Mr. Horner
in after years told a good deal
about his work on The States
man, and gave his young employ
er credit for Inspiring him to
make his first start in pursuit
of the studr of Oregon history,
as worthy of the best talents of
anv man. And Mr. Horner made
a great deal of that Important
nnrsmit more In point of vol
ume put into readable books
than any person has ever done.
While in Salem, Just before
graduating from Willamette,
Prof. Horner attending a district
teachers' institute at Lafayette,
Yamhill eounty. he there met
Rev. J. R. N. Bell, who was a
member of the board of school
directors at Roseburg, where this
writer knew him well while he
was editing and managing the
Roseburg Plaindealer. Rev. Bell
told Mr. Horner that he had been
given authority by the other di
rectors to find a. good principal
for the public schools of Doug
las county's shire town. The up
shot: Prof. Horner was engaged
as principal and Mrs. Horner as
one of the teachers at Roseburg
an arrangement that lasted six
years, where they were very hap
py, and expected to Temain.
Into their borne at Roseburg
came Vera Belle, born Oct. 2,
1887, and Alicia Pearl. Aug. SO,
1890,, daughters worthy of their
parentage. Pearl is Mrs. Rich
mond Wells, long- and still a
member of the faculty of Wash
ington high school, Portland, and
her sister. Miss Vera is In charge
of the history department of the
Corvallis public schools.
During the teaching service of
Prof. Horner and wife at Rose
burg, the schools there were
much enlarged, and improved in
a S ' J -.
But a visitor came and looked
ovf the work of Prof. Horner
in the ' Roseburg school, and,
interested, remained several Bays.
He was- President B. L. Arnold
of the Oregon Agricultural col
lege; Corvalliu . T h- e two men
look a-walk over the Deer creek
trestle, and, suddenly, whea near
the-, great ledge of rocks there, ,
the president told the principal
that he wanted him a little later
as a member of the college fac
Prof. Horner was In the mean
time made principal of the Albany
public schools, and held that po
sition up to the latter part of Oc
tober, whea the college position
was . open to- him and he accept
ed, and remained 41 years, until
the-day of his death. . - ,
For 1 years he . was prefeW
sor of English competition and
literature, the he was transfer
ed te the department of Wetory.
srith Latia. peamanihra aad -the
"Big Jeff Randolph, new la his
second year! oa the great Thorn
dyke Varsity team, tfe the talk of
the football world "hell be aa all
time back before he's through",
etc, etc. But te the folks back
home la Athena, a tiny midwest
factory town ... particularly to
his Horn and Pop . . . the great
"Jeff" waa always tittle Tommy
who was each a sensation oa the
local high school team that many
colleges sought his 'favor until fi
nally be picked swanky Thorndyke,
a far-famed eastern university. Oa
vacations, In college-cut clothes.
Tommy is the social and sartorial
sensation back home much to the
neighbors' scorn aad the delight
of local debutantes excepting Dor
othy Whitney, daughter of the
town's biggest ritizea who owns
the glassworks where Pep and his
other eon, Pete, work. Dorothy
doesn't like the crude and cruel
high-hat Influence of Thorndyke cn
Tommy. She twits him about this
until the ego of the yonng giant
reaches the exploding point .
Neighbors drop in on Mom and
Pop to hear the broadcast of the
long awaited game between In
diana State and Thorndyke in
which the latter scores first on
remarkable forward pass by Tommy
(The Great Jeff" ef the headlines
and the announcer's voice). Mom's
boy is about to try for the point
after touchdown. . . .
" Big Jeff Is getting ready to
kick the goal now that was
smart play he just pulled; Indiana
was up close to stop him at the
line, around the ends and his short
passes but Jeff foxed them by
throwing a long pass over their
heads. ... Ready. . . . He's kick
ingit's good right over the mid
dle . . . his teammates are cheer
ing him and Thorndyke is away
to a 7-0 lead over Indiana and Big
Jeff Randolph is showing the boys
from home just how it's done.
Mom looked at the two of them.
"Well," she said, "it sure looks like
Tommy is taking pretty good care
Mrs. Johnson smiled. "Yes," she
. said, "especially considerin' all the
things State was supposed to be
going to do to him.
Mrs. Flannigan nodded and in
dined her head meaningly across
the street; but Mom caught the
look which passed between them
and she saw they weren't so pleas
ed as they made out; which didn't
surprise her. Then Mrs. Johnson
proved it She said: "But why do
they call Tommy Jeff all the time,
"Because that's his name," Pop
"But I thought his name was
Tommy," Mrs. Flannigaa said, "yeu
know yourself, Mr. Randolph, that
yon always called mm that"
"His name is Thomas Jefferson
Randolph," Pop said, as if that
"Sure," Uncle Louie backed him
up. "I named him that"
Pop glared at Uncle Louie but
Mora gave him a look and he knew
what she meant for she knew the
two of them were only hoping to
hear something they could carry
all over town and they were dis
appointed when Pop didn't say any
thing. "Of course," said Mrs. Johnson,
."it don't make no difference and
yon understand I wasn't the one
that said anything. Take my Flor
rie her middle name is Agnes and
some people calls her Aggie."
"The same way with my Buddy,"
said Mrs. Flannigan, "land sakes
alive, half the time I didnt knew
what name he was going under."
Mom pot her finger to her - lips
again as Pop and Uncle Loom were
both making faces, trying te hear
During five years or the latter
period Prof, and Mrs. Horner
were in charge of Cauthorn hall,
and for the first time conducted
the experiment of cooperative liv
ing among students at a price
not exceeding $2.50 a week.
Through the aid of Carle Abrams,
now of Salem, and others, this
was made possible. Mrs. Horner
afterward was matron of Alpha
and also of Cauthorn hall, of the
Prof. Horner introduced and
was first to teach Oregon his
tory in a college course. He
opened to his classes a wonder
land..; Though rapidly growing. Ore
gon : Agricultural college lacked
a museum. In 1923, Prof. Hor
ner set about on a mission of
collecting specimens that would
be of educational value. Ho did
this'l on a Smithsonian Institute
basis soliciting specimens with
out pay. The response was im
mediate and has been steady.
Practically without cost to the
Institution, Prof. Horner was
able to build the museum to
large size, filled with treasures
that are -beyond' estimate ' In
money value. It is a monument
to his " foresight, Industry . and
seal, for the good of the Insti
tution and the state, td be hand
ed 'down throughout the genera
tions. This tireless and effective
worker, serving his day aad gen
eration as few have been given
talent and strength to do, has
left' for the future a monument
la' the museum more enduring
than marble or bronze.
Blessed with rugged health,
during his first 35 years he was
never absent from one of his
classes on account "of his own
sickness. Bat. seven years agev
he suffered an attack ef Influ
enza, and waa hospitalized for
three weeks and aa operation
was afterward necessary to ef
fect a drainage of matter, that
had accumulated from his Indis
position. His physical condition
was not robust after that but
he j labored on without intermis
sion, no 4enbt over doing fre
quently In order to ; respond to
the urge tor.; useful -work that
eama fits rr In. M .mkltlA.
serve, his fellow men. aad accent
ing thenycalla Tor time and
what was going on and Mom was
afraid one of them would insult
them and if they did it would be
all over town In no time and Mom
would never hear the last of it.
They kept Mom nervous all the
time they were there. It was easy
to see they weren't Interested in
the football game bnt just to see
what they could carry and Mom
was glad Pop had told them with
out it getting any worse; although
Mom was on edge all the time be
cause every little bit they would
starf talking about something. It
wasnt in them to keep still very
long and Pop and Uncle Louie and
Mom wanted to hear about the foot
ball and not about Pat Flannigan's
rbarber's itch or the hard time Mrs.
Johnson had to get her man to stop
eating onions before he went to
bed or the best way to keep
tomatoes from spoiling when the
cellar got too damp. Mom was glad
when they left because they had
been more disorderly than children
because at least yon could tell chil
dren to keep still but if you told
them to keep still it would be like
putting it on the front page of the
As soon as they had gone. Pop
did what he seldom did in the house
and started swearing a blue streak;
and finished up with: "And if she'd
hear aome of the names I hear her
Florrie called "
"And what about that Flannigan
brat he joined the Navy be
Now, now," Mom -said, "now
they're gone. Listen to the game,
Has anything more happened I Did
Tommy do any more?
"He did plenty," Pop said, "but
the line is lousy and they ain't
"Dont blame it on the line,1
Uncle Louie said.
Pop turned on him. "I said the
line and what's the idea telling
everybody you named him?"
Mom went to the window and
left them arguing. She wanted to
see something just as she sus
pected the two of them went in
Mom started getting thinrs ready
for Supper. She really wasn't in
terested much in what happened
except to know that Tommy was
all right and Pop would let her
anow anyxning ne am. inat wass
one reason Mom didnt want to
take Charlie Whitney up when he
offered to take her and Pop over
in his machine Uncle Louie hadn't
really been invited but that made
no difference to Mm Mom had
never seen Tom plsy the football
and, although it would be the
proudest moment of her life to sit
and listen to everybody praise him.
still, aa long as she didn't really
see nun play, it wasnt so bad.
They said it was a very hard game
and what Mom didn't, see wouldn't
hurt her. She'd be sure to dream
at night and if anything hap
pened to her Tommy she. didnt
It was awful nice of Charlie and
everything but another reason was
she and Pop might not look so
swell and although she knew Tom
would be proud of them just the
same, still and all
And Dorothy would, be there
from her school over east and that
would mean they'd all have to be
together and Mom thought maybe
that would embarrass them; for
Dorothy and Tommy hadn't been
keeping steady company for nearly
two years. When Tom was home
which wasnt much now he went
with the girl at Smithfield and Mom
heard Dorothy had a fellow from
there, too. They still spoke but
there was something between them.
In one way Moaa was sorry because
taaziie Whitney and his pretty lit
tle wife and even Dorothy had been
snce; bat then Tom waa too young
to be tied down to one girl and
Dorothy had too much of her
strength in meeting appointments
to appear before various groups
on the lecture platform. Perhaps
he shortened his career by his
anxiety to serve and help. He
left tasks unfinished that may be
taken up by others, but. some
that no one can complete.
Funeral Rite For
Held at Gervais
WOODBURN. Sept 27. Final
rites for William Wattier, old time
resident of the Gervais district,
were held Tuesday afternoon in
the Gervais Presbyterian church,
with Rev. Graflous officiating. Bu-
nai was at the Gervais Masonic
cemetery. There was a host of
friends at the services. t
William Wattier died at his
Parkersville home ahont mtd-dav
Sunday. He was 70 years old. He
had been a resident of that dis
trict for SI years, his father hav
ing moved- there to run th old
Parkersvfflr grist mill. He Is sur
vived br three sisters and on. hrn-
ther; Mrs. Sylvia McTavish of Vic
toria, B. C; Mrs. Josephine Hol
land of Gervais; and Mrs. BaTbara
juee of Gervais: and a brother
Clear Lake School
Opens; 44 Ptrpik
Enroll First Day
CLEAR LAKE. Sept. 27.
School opened here Monday with
21 children enrolled in Mrs. Dor
othy Carpenter's upper grades,
and with 18 children in Mrs. Texia
Kennoas lower grade room. Be
giaaers are Dale Boyd, Lye 11a Eby
aad Shirley Mason.
' Mrs. Lou la Starr fell and
broke both bones in her wrist last
Prune picking has begun but
on account of rain not making
much headway as they are not
ripening very Test,
CQVE Tw unrnaprrav.
HUBBARD. Bant 9.
Cmnm rf nn . M Z1T. .Li. .
Sllverton hospital 41 oaday suffer
na itw- mtstrnriM -reeatvad tm m sit
g endmother In her anyhow, it
seemed, or she wouldnt be snippy
with Tommy - not that Tommy
cared, for he was getting greater
aO the time and had his picture in
the paper almost every day. Mom
wished they would take a picture
sometime without him wearing the
football hatr-it always hid his hair
and Tommy had such pretty hair.
Pop and Uncle Louie were argu
ing again. Those two but they
didnt harm anybody.
"I said," Pop said, "that If they
give him some help in this half hell
beat the Hoosiers all by himself."
Ain't yon a Hoosier?" Uncle
Pop looked at him qneerly; he
dropped that eye down. Mom could
see he was up to something so she
listened. Pop said: "Ain't rou
rootin' for Tom?" r
"I ain't against him," Uncle
Louie explained, "but still I ain't
going against my own state."
So the state comes first, does
it?" Pop was waiting.
"When yon come right down to
it," Louie answered, "yes."
Pop jumped up from his chair.
excited. He looked triumphantly at
Louie and then turned to Mom.
"There you are yon heard him,
Lizzie, yon heard what he said. I
Oh," Mom pacified, "Louie didn't
"I am t against Tom." Uncle
"You said the state comes first,"
Pop accused, "and you know what
that is fhats Socialism and you
ain't no Democrat at alL"
For once Uncle Louie was quiet
Pop had given him one, Mom could
see that Pop knew it, too. He
started walking up and down and
Mom could see he was getting
ready for one of his speeches. She
tried to stop him before be got
started. "Now, Jim"
But there was no brooking Pop
now. He waved his hand and gave
Uncle Louie a side glance as though
he were a prisoner at the bar. "I've
been suspecting this for a long
time," Pop said, "he aint no Demo
crat at all, he's a Bullsheveeki and
"Ah!" Uncle Louie showed his
disgust but he was worried. Pop
turned to him, pointed his finger.
uian t you say the state was first ?
"That's tricky argyin'," Uncle
Louie complained. Pop paid no at
tention. "You don't follow the prin
ciples of Thomas Jefferson and
Wood row Wilson," he accused,
"you're a follower of Eugene V.
ueos and Karl Marx. Thomas Jef-
f erson said all men are born free
and equal HE didnt say the state
comes first" Pop was shouting now.
Mom tried to quiet hint.
"Jim," she said, "the game's
He paid so attention. "Why don't
you go over to Rooshia with the
rest of them? No wonder you don't
believe In hard work and always
wait for a government job!"
"Wait a minute " Uncle Louie
broke in. The puzzling had gone
from his face and Mom knew Uncle
Louie had a point now. He was a
good arguer and Pop could never
keep him down long. "What kind of
a state are you talking about the
Marxian state or the Roman state
or Plato's state?"
Pop swung his fist down on the
table aa though he had been await
ing that question. "I mean the state
of Indiana!" he shouted. Mom could
see that Pop thought that settled
everything and there was no more
argument; and the way Uncle Louie
hesitated Mom knew Pop had made
some kind of a big point although
if somebody asked her to swear on
a stack of bibles she'd have to say
she really- didnt know what they
were talking about
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K FOR GLOVER
SILVERTON. Sept. 27. M. C.
Glover was stated as the prefer
ence for nomination for state mas
ter by the Sllverton grange at Its
September meeting. Other pref
erences for nomination of state of
ficers were: H. S. Edwards, over
seer; Daisy, Bump,, lee tare r;
Bertha Beeek, secretary W. A.
Jones and" Mr. Klser. members of
the executive committee.
Booster nlzht has been set for
October 27 with Mrs. Karl Haber-
ly, George Israelson and Mrs.
Henrietta Loe in charge.
The Silverton rronn n&ssad twn
resolutions, one commending Gov
ernor Meier tor his attitude to
ward the recent state board of
education discordance, and; the
other -in opposition to Secretary
MarrU Lewis, Marvin Lewis
Service Station, Wallace Rdu, Sa
teen, chooses te sell Richfield- pro
dateta Iiwmm !! mamIuM mm
a me nun to own aad aerate ms
instead of workiag
ables him to own and aerate bis
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