The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, June 30, 1949, Page 4, Image 4

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CHS A SPRAfRIE. Editor and Publisher
Entered at the aastofllce ft! SaJesa. Oregon, ae area ad etase saatter aader act ef wwrw March S. IfTS.
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New Governments For Old
Aladdin's wonderful lamp would be subject
to confiscation, or at least, property taxes, in
India today.
Being; a prince in a democratic country isn't
what t was cut up to be during the 250 years
under British colonial rule. Tax-imported per
fumed! palaces with gold-plated plumbling, hun
dreds of concubines, strings of polo ponies, fleets
of fur-upholstered automobiles, bejeweled state
elephants and all the other trappings of India's
princes are passe. A preliminary report from
New Delhi said princely property so far revert
ed to the new peoples' governments totals about
$330,000,000 and several states have yet to be
After almost two years of Negotiation, threats
'W ' popular uprisings" and shooting warfare, the
fabled maharajahs, rajahs, 'khans, nizams, ma
wabs. gaekwars and other hereditary rulers of
India's 562 princely states have accepted th
new ' austerity" that the dominion's indepen
dence orougni.
When Britain turned India over to home rule,
the Nawab of Bhopal tried to organize the num
erous monarchies into a separate British do
minion to be known as Rajasthan, but jealousies
among the princes and British non -cooperation
foiled his plan. Instead, India and Pakistan each
lid for the princes' allegiance. India offered to
let the rajahs keep their private property and
would allow them an annual privy purse in re
turn for surrending their sovereignty. Pakistan
let those who agreed to adher to that dominion
continue their despotic rule. Most of the princes
Joined India, a few Moslem, states chose Pakis
tan, and Kashmir and Hyderabad held out for
independence. Hyderabad ceded to India after
Indian troops invaded the territory. Kashmir's
fat will be decided by a UN-conducted plebiscite-this
Th principalities have been consolidated into
20 new provinces, each with a democratic con
stitution and representative governments with
legislature elected by popular vote. No longer
must the people grovel before tyrants, some
cruel, some benevolent, whose whims were law
nd whose authority included the life or death
of their 90,000.000 subjects. No longer is the
subcontinent divided into little sections, each
with its own tax system, laws, coinage, postal
system and tariffs. Breaking the princes' rule
nd breaking up their vast property and invest
ment holdings has helped unite India and Pak
istan probably more than any other reform, and
It is the major achievement of the new domin
ions. Still, no one need weep for the "impoverish
ed' ruling families. Xn Maharajah of Baroda
who recently spent $10,000,000 during a six
week tour of the United States and Europe, has
n annual income of $8,000,000. And the miserly
Niam of Hyderabad and opulent Maharajah of
Bikaner think Baroda is small potatoes. The Aga
Khan, Rita Hayworth's father-in-law, is not a
political head at, state; he is a prince of the
church and still worth his weight in gold (dug
up by his followers) every year.
Though reduced to two palaces, forced to cut
down on dancing girls and tiger-hunting, and
deprived of about 73 per cent of the fortunes
acquired through centuries of exploitation of
their subjects, the Indian princes get along pret
ty well.
Like the old magician in the Arabian tale, the
row government has made the rajahs trade their
old lamps for new, their old playboy ways for
new responsibilities.
Ffe For Foret Camp
for many years the national park service has
ch.irged a fee on those visiting the national
parks $1 good for the season. The forest serv
ice 'this year is initiating, a fee system for use
of certain forest camps. The charge-will be 50c
per night for campers, or $3 a week for a party
of not over six adults. The d?y charge is 25c
per car. with no charge for children under 12
for camping or picknicking. These fees are to be
collected at twelve forest service camps in Ore
gon and Washington. The remainder of the 1100
national forest campgrounds will be free for
public use.
A person will be stationed at each of the 12
selected campgrounds to collect the fee. also to
manage the area, collecting .garbape and refuse,
guarding water supply and providing firewood
for campers. Thus the people will get service
for their fees.
In the past the forest service has been very
generous, laying out campgrounds at frequent
intervals along roads in the forests, construct
ing fireplaces and sometimes erecting shelters.
The improvements have been paid for with
"our" money to be sure,, that we have paid in
taxes. But it is only fair to impose a small fee
to enjoy the advantage of the special service
provided by the forest rangers.'
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u X 4 Ji y:l I T&kttrtou, Broadway, Hood, Com
rairgrends rente: Same as
Highland in reverse direction.
Sooth Commercial - Hansen
roete: Via Soupi Commercial,
Hansen, Argyle drive. Candalaria
avenue, returning on Commercial.
Liberty - Bo e Brown In
Bus Routing
Changes Start
In Gty July 3
Boy Scorn Camp
Staff to Prepare
Season Opening
Boy Scout camp directors and
junior staff members will leavo
Several Salem city bus routes
will be revised, beginning Sun
day. July a, it was announced
Wednesday by Robert J. David
son, local manager for City
Transit Lines.
Davidson said the route changes.
authorized by the city council,
are made in an attempt to place
the bus company on a sound
basis. The company submitted
statements to tLp city council
showing -a consistent loss on its
Salem operations.
The bus manager said his com
pany will meet with any group
seeking further changes after the
new schedules are given a fair
These are the new routings:
Madison Avenue route: Via
Commercial, Chemeketa, Church,
Market Summer, Madison, 20th,
Market to end of route. Return
ing from end of line via Market,
20th, Madison, Summer, Market,
Church. Chemeketa, Commercial.
(Includes detour around Church
street bridge.)
Capitols roate: Via Commer-
Tea arc charged with Capitalist influence in your work. Comrade ; ciaL, Chemeketa, Broadway, Hood,
roate: Via Commercial. Ferry, J for Camp Pioneer this week-end.
Liberty, Mission, High, McCil- fto begin final preparations for tho
christ. South Commercial, Liberty j season which opens July 10.
to end of line; returns from end Scout Executive Gordon D. Gil
of line via Commercial, McCil-! more said about 30 scout leaders
christ. High, Mission, Liberty, to will remain at the camp next week
State and Commercial. to prepare for the opening.
MtS Street roate: Operates on Troops going to camp the rpen-
t Tout to 1:30 pjn. week i mg week are L 6. 10. 16. 19 and
days. After 30 p m. week days j 4- rrom tne vnen-y City district,
and all day Sundays and holiday 22 and 75 from Calapooya. 56 and
the route will be operated via j 61 from Surer Tails, 49 from Mar
Court. Cottage. State, 19th. Lee, i ion and 44 from Polk.
14th, Cross to end of line; return ' '
via Cross. 14th. Lee, 19th. State. ; State street route during these
This route alternates with tne ' hours.
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Commissi r of Science ..."
School.- v Pennions
Quite a battle is being waged in the Califor
nia legislature which is still in session, between
the school ' lobby and the pension lobby. The
school lobby (whifh other lobbyists call' -the
most vicious in the trade) is working to get a
special election ordered for voting on a- $250,
000.000 bond issue' for school building purposes.
The pension lobby is working hard against any
special eleclion because to the voters would go
an initiated measure to substitute other legisla
tion for that pushed through at the last election
by the pensioneers.
It seems to be a race between grandparents
and the grandchildren, over who gets what and
how much from the public treasury. It used to
be that children looked after their needy par
ents, but that was before Doc Townsend got the
yellow glint in his eyes and pointed to the
bounties offered by taxation. And parents in lo
cal communities taxed themselves to put up
schoolhouses for their children. But that was
before the days of running to the treasury high
er up to turn on the spigot.
So far, to be sure, both the pensioners and the
school lobbies have been winning both ends
against the middle. California will show what
happens when they start fighting each other.
'Considered Opinion"
Following up Bob Sawyer's (Bend Bulletin)
expression of pain over the use of the phrase
"considered opinion" we quote this from the
carefully edited Christian Science Monitor:
"This, according to John Foster Dulles. Is the
considered opinion of the United States delega
tion to tho Paris talks. It is also the considered
opinion, incidentally, of a majority of officials
and delegates here at United Nations headquar
ters." (bold face ours)
This double usage makes us writhe, in spite
of the high authority of the CSM. What we ask
would an "unconsidered opinion"' be?
(Continued from page 1)
far with the idea however.
s There are parts plants scattered
all over the industrial east, but
few in semi-rural environments.
The workers get their foodstuffs
at the corner grocery stores.
Edgar Kaiser's experiment
will bo worth watching. The
Kaisers have been great inno
vators in industrial operations.
They speeded up shipbuilding to
establish world records in Port
land yards. They went into
cement manufacture in connec
tion with construction of con
crete dams and now operate one
of tho largest cement plants in
the country. Willow Run was
described as a white elephant;
no one would take it over. But
the Kaiser-Frazer corporation
did. assembled machinery and
materials in spite of great ob
stacles and got into volume pro
duction of automobiles. The go
ing has been rough at times,
and the corporation still has to
prove its ability to compete in
a buyers market which is de
veloping. This move is evidently
one that Kaiser thinks is worthy
of a trial. It is a sign that tho
Kaisers are still resourceful in
tackling production problems.
But it is a great change from
the vastness of Willow Run
which turned out big bombers
In wartime to small-scale 20
- car-a-day assembly plants.
Better English
Br D. C. Williams
Cherryland Festival
Tonight sees the opening of Salem's CKerry
land Festival, with three days of fun and frolic
at the state fair grounds. From the coronation
of vivacious Queen Patricia tonight to the clos
ing dance on Saturday night the Festival should
engross the interest and command the full sup
port of Salem people. It is the one midsummer
event for popular entertainment.
Buy a button; take in the events at the fair
Indies Give Birth to Great New Nation
1. What is wrong with this
sentence? "I went past his home."
2. What is the correc pro
nunciation of "tonneau' ?
3. Which one of these words Is
misspelled? Announce, annoint,
4. What does the word "aphor
ism" mean?
5. What is a word beginning
with ar that means "courtesy of
1. "I went by his home is
preferable. 2. Preferred pronun
ciation is to-no. first o as in obeT,
Parades, Shows
Fill Cherryland
Festival Slate
(Story also on pae 1.)
Three days full of civic enter
tainment are in store for Salem
with the opening of the 1949
Cherryland festival today.
Opening night entertainment
centers in the fairgrounds grand
stand where Queen Patricia O'
Conner will be honored.
More than 40 Salem merchants
and t,rai.iZ'.u i s will; have color
ful entries in the festival's grand
parade at 10 a m. Friday. It will
form at 14th and D streets, march
down 14th to State streets, west
of State to Commercial and north
on Commercial to Marion square.
Following the parade will be a
savings bond rally in Jront of the
Grand theatre and a city fire
men's ladder drill on "thecurt
houso lawn. '
The festival horse show Friday
at 8 p.m. will feature as a new
event a race between Tom Bridg
es, Salem senior high school track
star, and a palamino horse.
The Junior parade with many
interesting children's entries will
start at 10 a.m. Saturday from
Marion square. Its route will take
tho parade from Marion square
south on Commercial street tod
State street; east on State, to the
Elks club where free ice-cream
will be served to participants.
At 2 p.m. Saturday drill teams
and drum and bugle corps from
all over the state will start com
petition at tho state fairgrounds
stadium, and will continue thro
ughout the day until 8 p.m. when
the finals will start. Following the
contest will be a huge fireworks
display and a ladder drill by tho
Salem firemen.
Youth Admits
Theft of 23
Grain Sacks
SILVERTON, June 29-(Special)
A 20-year-old Silverton youth
was charged with larceny today
as authorities began a drive
against wide-spread thefts of
grain sacks in this area.
George Francis Train pleaded
Br Stewart A lump
nATAVIA. Dutch Eat Indies,
June 29 In a very special
?nie, the exploration of tne
iriie is pe
culiar e x p e r
Wice for the
American trav
eller. A great
new nation is
coming lo birth
here, that will
omo dy be
one of the
strong powers
of the Orient, i
But the deliv
ery is grimly
-difficult. And
the A m e rican
traveller is startledjlo find the
United States playing the vital
role of midwife at this new na
tion's birth.
On the surface, it is curious
that there should be any trouble
here at all. for everyone ap
pears to agree about what tho
new free, independent Indone
sian nation ought to be like.
The Dutch, to start with, have
at la-st fully accepted Indone
sia's right to freedom, partly
in response to-American diplo
matic persuasion. The 'Dutch
ask only that the new Indonesia
retain some tenuous connection
.with the Dutch monarchy; sign
a trade agreement to protect
Dutch economic interests here;
and grant a Dutch naval base,
probably at Sourabaya. They
would also hke to see their
t Thnicians and administrators
kept on, by Invitation, to serve
- the new Indonesian government
Ask any Indonesian republi
can what he wants, and be will
say he wants the same things
a the Dutch. And this is even
. trvie of the "Indonesian federal
ists "the men who eat cheese
as their rivals cail them who
dislike he Dutch a little le.-s
Athan they dislike the predomi
nant Javanese leacrship of the
republican movement. This re
porter asked the federalist lead
er. Sultan Abdul Hamid II n
astonishingly handsome dandy
who suggests an Asiatic version
of Lord Mountbatten of Burma)
why he was still opposing the
republicans. After a moment's
reflections, he replied with some
"You know, I don't think we
have any differences any more."
The . ad thing is that despite
this universal accord, a good
many Dutchmen are still due to
die at the hands of the Indone
sians, and a good many Indo
nesians are likely to be killed
by the Dutch, before there can
be a final settlement. One rea
son is the guerrillas. All guer
rillas are hard to control. Some
are communists, who loathe the
republicans. Others are led by
the spell-binding demagogue
Tan Malaka who calls himself
a Trotskvite. A large number
have become plain bandits.
Because they have trouble
controlling the guerrillas, the
Indonesian leaders cannot abso
lutely enforce a cease-fire. Thus
the Dutch have an excuse in
some sense a quite honest rea
son for refusing to make any
final settlement. And they are
tempted to avail themselves of
this excuse because, for every
Dutchman, there is heartbreak
in the thought that the flag of
the Netherlands, which has
flown for three hundred years
over the squat forts of the Ba
tavian sea front, is now to be
hauled down. This may be a
reprehensible imperialist heart
break, but it is genuine heart
brealc. all the same. And there
is more than heartbreak, also.
There is fear.
There is fear because, out of
every hundred Dutchmen some
fifteen or twenty have always
lived on the incalculable riches
of these . islands. The Indone
sians may promise, and have
promised, to pro'ect Dutch eco
nomic interests. But whet will
happen to Holland, the Dutch
ask. if the Indonesian leaden
cannot control their anti-Dutch
There is fear too among the
Indonesians. Theirs are the sus
picious fears of any colonial
people, which the events of the
recent past have done little to
dispel. These are the reasons
why previous attempt"! to reach
a settlement have broken down,
and why the Dutch and Indo
nesians have so often gone for
earh other's throats like angry
dogs. Yet now at last, perhaps
after some further bloodshed, a
settlement really seems sure.
There are three reasons for
this assurance of good results
here in the Indies. The Dutch
now see that this colonial war,
which is costing them a million
dollars a day, can only lead to
the destruction of all their in
terests here. The Indonesian re
publicans have had experience
of one communist coup, which
was ordered by Moscow last
fall and suppressed with diffi
culty. They do not want to risk
another. And finally, there is
the American role as political
Without the United States, to
see fair play between the dis
putants, to remove difficulties,
to explain away misunderstand
ings, to smooth the new nation's
way into the world, another dis
aster here would be probable if
not certain. But because we have
had a rational, constructive pol
icy here, the odds are good that
in a year or so. a tree, inde
pendent United States of Indo
nesia, with sevepty million peo
ple and incalculable natural
wealth, will be welcomed into
the family of nations. For bet
ter or for worse, the birth cf
such a state is certain to affect
the destinies of Asia and the
(Copyright. Uw. Now York Herald
Trbone Ine.)
d accent last syt- m Q ,a 4 Silverton jus.
-3- 4A.n0,.nt: 4" A . Plthy i tice court after being arrested b
sentence stating a general doc
trine or truth. "The first aphor
ism of Hippocrates is 'Life Is
short, and the art is long." "
Fleming. 5. Urbanity.
Dr. Willis C. Gales
To Join WU Staff
Willis G. Gates, who is to re
ceive a doctor of music degree at
University of North Carolina this
being arrested by
Constable E. J. Jackson. He ard
Train attempted to sell 23 stolen
sacks at a local grain store. The
sacks. Jackon stated, were stolen
recently from the Hans Lovlien
farm in the Brush Creek district.
Justice of the Peace Alf O.
Nelson continued the case for
sentencing imtil Friday. Train
was brought to the Marion county
jail with bail set at $500. The
bail was upped to $600 when state
police served a warrant on Train,
charging him with driving while
him liMn. . ,aA.4!...J I 4k.
summer, will join the music fac- rK.,M -, ti i u
itit f Wiiiamtt. "oseburg area. The second charg-
7",i " came to light when deputies
University officials Wednesday
said Gates will teach violin. He is
a graduate of Peabody conserva
tory in Baltimore who has taught
in Baltimore public schools, at
Livingston state teachers college
in Alabama and at North Caro
lina. The new staff member is mar
ried and has three daughters.
Chancellor Office Move
Not Expected for Year
It probably will be at least eight
months or a year before the high
er board of education moves its
administration offices from Eu
geneto Salem or Portland, even
though such a move eventually
is approved by the board, Paul
Packer, chancellor of the higher
educational system, said here
Packer said members of the
board are conducting an investi
gation of the proposal.
YAKIMA, Wash, June 28 -CP)
Don Chrirtman, 17, has revived
after 164 days of unconscious
ness. The Yakima youth suffered
a fractured skull and -.corvcussioo
when a car in which he was a
passenger went out of control
I found a traffic ticket among his
Lebanon Logger
Killed In Woods
Lontlino Arrif!nnf
j HHk m aai ni m a
LEBANON Charles Ginger
rich, a loader for the Santiam
lumber company, was killed in a
logging accident Tuesday after
noon on Swamp Mountain, 20
miles east of Lebanon.
Gingerrich, who was 31, was
crushed by a log which fell from
a truck while workers were shift
ing the load.
Funeral services will be at 2
pjn. Friday in the Howe-Houston
funeral home in Sweet Home.
Burial will be in the Odd Fellows
Born Sept. 28. 1817, in Alberta,
Canada, Gingerrich lived 28 years
in Oregon, seven in the Sweet
Home area.
He was a member of the Elks
at Lebanon ' and the Eagles at
Sweet Home.
Surviving are his wife, Velma,
of Sweet Home; his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Gingerrich of
Canby ; a sister. Alice Gingerrich
of Canby; and three brothers,
Vernon, Paul and Wayne, all of
Fairgrounds road, Carleton, Dun
can; returning via Silverton road,
Lana, Fairgrounds, Hood, Broad
way, Chemeketa, Commercial.
Highland route: ,Via Commer
cial, Highland, Fairgrounds road.
Columbia, Laurel, South, Church,
Goldies Dress Shop
Two For One Sale
2 12 I 1
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tin CP 51-15. Lovely Colors QQ
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Center and Commercial
Capital and Court
Gormaa Shell Servtee
lift) S. CoimatiiUl Si.
Ljles Shell Service
State and Cettaaa St.
Warrick Shell Servlee
12th and Mlasioa St.
Warner Motar Co.
3e Ji. Coatsnereial St.
Shell Service
Center and Cottage 8L
Daaenhaaer Shell Service
3999 E. Center 81
friosa A Caoaafl Sacll
25th and State 81
Shrock Motor Co.
Ill N. Church St.
gslem Auto Co.
413 N. Commercial SL
W. L. Anderson. Ine.
SCO Marion St.
Stan Baker Meters
2S Chemeketa St.