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January 25, 1929
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SOAP BOX ORATORS
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Fanatics Expound Their
i Theories in Park.
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I-ondon. The soap-box orators 'tt
f Hyde park are famous the world rer.
They Include fanatics of alt kinds
religious, soclnlistlc, hygienic. all the
Isms known to man. But there I
probably do more picturesque figure
than Cbarlfe Chalice, who holds forth
dally, assisted or hindered, however
you like to look at It, by Charlie's
1 'ha rile "Is a man of some fifty or
fifty-ttve years old. He has been re
citing the same three speeches nightly,
"and twice on Sundays, for elj;ht years
t the marble arch corner of Uyde.
park. Charlie's chorus Is composed of
a group of the hecklers who are as
regular In attendance at the park as
'the orator, hut who prefer contradict
ing to speaking. The chorus la made
tip of young men. not many of whom
have followed Charlie's eight-year ca
reer, but all of them have followed It
long enough to know by heart each
one of Charlie's stock sentences and
each one of the long quotations gen
erally from Sliakeieare with which
his speech Is embellished. They have
learned to chant these sentences and
quotations In unison; s.nd as Charlie
begins each one. the chorus gleefully
catches up the first Vonjs and howls
out the rest of the sentence, drowning
out the orator entirely.
Has Three Subjects.
Charlie has three subjects: The war
debts, cigarette-smoking mothers, and
bis own mental condition. He is
against the first two and for the last.
The great heart of America." he be
gins, and the chorus finishes, "does
not want that debt to he paid." Some
times Charlie dwells sadly on his visit
to the mental hospital, to which he
was taken during the war after he
had burned some pamphlets In a cor-
rhlor In the house of commons as a
p.-otest against something or other.
Hr has been indignant ever since at
the audacity of the authorities tn put
ting him under observation.
Yer. If Charlie were entirely sane
he could hardly be taken back so un
expectedly each time by the rehearsed
remarks of his chorus. There must be
hundreds of refrains In Its repertoire.
Without any apparent signal fifteen or
twenty young men will lreak out
simultaneously In a chant of. "Charlie,
If brains were Ink you wouldn't bare
enough to dot an i.' " or "You must
be twins, Charlie; one person couldn't
be so brainy." Each time that one of
.' these time-honored chants Is repeated
Charlie Is taken utterly by surprise;
he throws back his head and roars
Kith appreciative laughter before ad
monishing his hecklers to stop annoy
ing him and let him finish his speech,
Enjoyment Is Mutual.
As a matter of fact, probably
Chnrfle would be the most disappoint
ed of all If his hecklers took him at
his word. Their enjoyment Ik mutual ;
and when Charlie lacks the shilling
which the guardians of the atepladder
llke platforms, from which the mis
named soap-box orators speak, demand
for an hour's rental of theli rostra,
one of the beelfers Is slways ready to
pay. He gets his reward by conduct
ing a particularly fierce and personal
attn-k on the gentle-faced, slightly In
sane old man.
T-ou will , not find Charlie and his
chorus In any of the guide books to
London. ' But If you find yourself In
the Kngllsb capital go to Hyde park
at seven In the evening and yon will
find Charlie there declaiming earnest
ly: "The great heart of America does
not want that debt paid,"
NiiJ Mm Roeiaf
New York. So many ieple have
been dabbling In the market that the
stork exchange has bought two build
ings o provide for expansion.
THERE IS A
$ High Cost of Wives Is
Worrying Chinese Men
Shhnehtil. Chinese business
t men whose Imp rfane Is rated
4 according to the number , of
wives are pr.tev.lng against the
Z Increased prie of helpmates
T Since Nankiiig'was - made , the
X capital and. Nationalist official
$ Kjient so much time In Shanghai.
the price of a zood wife had
J risen alarmingly, l-mver clnss
Chinese still can obtain young
X girls for as low as f ItNi. Sluing
hal currency. -
GREAT CLEMENCEAU -LEADS
Visitors Are Ghosts of Dead
Whom He Loved.
Paris. Georges Clemenceau, who has
wrecked many cabinets but won the
country's gratitude In the war. Is bit
terly conscious of a great loneliness
In the evening of his life. ,
When his sister died recently,
friends gathered st his I'arls home
and one of them asked:
' "How many "official' visits do you
receive? How many ministers, how
many marshals call on you?
The Tiger began. In what all
thought an evasive way:
"1 sleep little; old men sleep little.
Often at two or three o'clock In the
morning I awake. I would be bored
In bed. awake, so I get up. I come
out here, with difliculty. for some
times my legs go back on me, and
here. In the silence, I talk with the
"It Is during those night hours."
went on the aged man who so often
governed France, "alone with gliosis,
dear ghosts, that 1 have written my
memories of Claude Monet. Ah!
There come many of the dead, 'at
night, lap this room. v
"That Is my destiny. I see them
go, one after another, those I love," all
Then, facing the one who was so
anxious to know who remembered him,
the Tiger snaked out:
"I am alone, monsieur, alone,"
Suitor Chains Girl
to Bed Post for 3 Weeks
New York. For three weeks, forty-year-old
William K. lilies, senior.
held his Hftoen-year-old bride-to-be In I
captivity, chaining her nude o-idy to
a bedpost so no more youthful sheik
could Tarry her off and marry her
before her elderly admirer could save
up for honeymoon expenses, 4t was re
vealed. , "
Mrs. Sophia" Sader, landlady of a
rooming house, beard groans etna
natiug from the room and told her
husband, who called the pollceJo lib
erate the girl. . She. however, told
them to mind theii own business and
get out, asserting her sweetie could
make her a prisoner If he wanted to
and . in any fashion he chose.
Next day the girl left her trunk
with the Saders a secu-ity for two
weeks' back room rent and with the
money allies might have had' to pay
out for that Item they tripped to the
city hair where a marriage ceremony
Princess Gets Tortoise
From Japanese Diplomat
London, A valuable tortoise, a pres
ent from a Japanese diplomat. Is the
latest pet of little Princess Elizabeth,
dauchter of t lie duke and duchess ol
York. The tortoise has markings of
red and orange, denoting Its arlsto
cm tic pediaree. and has been named
"Madame Butterfly." One of the first
things the little princess does on get
ling up In the morning Is to go Into
the garden and feed her tortoise Its
cabbage lent. ; .
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and the Oregon coast country Into the United PURITY Stores are hwn here. On the left Is Theodore Roth,
president and manager of the Willamette Grocery Co., widely known wholesale grocery firm; center, Edward
Schnnke. president of Associated Stores, which are now merged with United PURITY Stores; right, C. M. "Lee.
general manager of United PURITY Stores and editor of United PURITY News, which will be delivered to you
Effort to Increase
Washington. To determine the ma
Jor factors which affect the returns to
growers the Department of Agricul
ture Is to study the strawberry in
dustry In regard to price ranges, com
position of market supply, weather
conditions and competition of other
Economic Informatloaalready has
been gathered In North Carolina. Vir
ginia. Tennessee, Kentucky and Flor
ida. Similar work will be undertaken
In New Jersey. Delaware, Loulslanu
and Arkansas. Maryland-State College
of Agriculture Is Independently Insti
tuting a similar survey In that state.
Factors of particular Interest which
It Is expected this study will disclose
are the place of strawberries In the
organization of (tie furni; the seasonal
movement from different areas, the
variutlon In time and period of move
ment, the tendency to overcrowd par
ticular markets and methods of mar
keting and transportation.
Gets $12,500 a Barrel
for Bottled Crude Oil
.Oklahoma City. Okla. The. market
price for the grade of oil produced by
Oklahoma City's discovery guher Is
around $1 ttO a barrel, hut one pro
motor Is selling a barrel of It foi
lie gets 2Ti cents for a dram bottle
of the oil attached to s postcard
There are 61,200 drams to a barrel,
assuring him a net profit of S12,.V)0.
at least. If be disposes of every dram.
The bottles are. bought for. souvenirs
and for gifts to be sent to other parts
of the country.
Srieu Problem '
One crying need of the day seems
to be a method of disposing of old
automobiles. So many have been
dumped serretly on vacant lots In the
Bronx that the hoard of trade Is dis
cussing the problem.
Your Weekly Newspaper
Each week the message of the United Purity Stores will be
brought to your home in the UNITED PURITY NEWS, a
newspaper and advertising medium which you will welcome.
Not only will it contain the prices of scores of attractive
food specials at the nearest United. Purity Store, but it will
contain several pages of interesting news and feature material.
. If by any chance you should miss your copy of this paper,
please notify the manager of the nearest United Purity Store
and he will see that one is sent to you at once.
..... :. Snalcv Music Please I I
STORE NEAR YOUR HOME - SAVE MONEY EY PATRONIZING IT
of the Men Who Sponsor Merger
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been active In organizing the leading;
Hungary Gets New Port
by Reclaiming Swamp
Budapest. One of the finest
ports In central Europe has
been opened at Czepel, near
Budapest This was formerly a
waste area of swamps and mud.
now transformed Into the port
Construction work was done
by a French company which
'holds a 50 year lease on the
oroperty. At the end of thai
period It passes to the Hunga
rlan government The new port
will benefit the Danublan states
and is expected to stimulate
trade between Hungary and her
Air-Traffic Cops Make
219 Arrests in Year
Washington. Air-traffic cops have
made 219 arrests without a single
complaint that the aerial bluecoats
were sleeping on their posts.
Fifty Inspectors of the Department
of Commerce air regulations division,
charged with arresting and prosecut
ing air-traffic violators, have been on
the Job throughout the country for
more than a year.
Sixty-five of the offenders drew
fines of $3,000 to SA.000 for their of
fenses, while 110 were reprimanded.
One 'hundred ninety-five cases have
come np for hearing since the division
Charges included landing In an
authorized sections, low flying over
congested areas, stunt flying with pas
sengers aboard and carrying explo
sives. Catl ta Bcm Cannery
Munich Klesnhelm castle, near
Salzburg, once the property of the
ilapsburg dynasty of Austria, Is to be
come a canned meat factory, and pigs
will be fattened In apartments once
sacred to royalty.
retail 'grocers of the Willamette valley
OIL STRIKE HELPS
Blows Suffered in Past
Wichita Kan. Blows which they
have suffered in the past are being
forgotten by Willard Goodrich of tills
city and his two motherless - hlldren,
as fortune repays them for their pa
tience and perseverance. An oil well
has come In on their 80-acre farm,
which was left them by the wife and
mother, who died 11 years ago.
The flow of black gold assures the
family comfort and euse for the rest of
their lives. Willard Goodrich It known
for unflagging devotion to bis little
Mr. Goodrich rented his inherited
farm. He preferred to fatm his own
land. He stayed with his double Job
throughout the years, rearing the chil
dren, Arlene, eighteen, and Date, fifteen-
The father cooked the meals,
did the family washii.g. sent the chil
dren to school, and provided the In
come to maintain the home.
Sitting In his comfortable home. Mr.
Goodrich said oil had aroused no
dreams In his mind.
"I have no particular plans," he de
clared. "I don't know whether I'll
move anywhere or not I don't know
what It would be like to live more
than a mile from home. Of course, I'm
glad we struck oil; It means a lot,
especially to a fellow with children."
China Grants Widows
Right to Remarry
Peking. Toung wldowa are being
encouraged to marry again by the au
In the old days, when the Son of
Heaven sat on his dragon throne,
widows were rewarded for their vows
of celibacy by seeing, their names In
stone tablets sanctioned by the em
peror. That is entirely too old-fashioned
to suit the young Chinese of
Superstitious acts of filial piety, la
the hope of curing the sickness of a
parent, will not earn the commenda
tion of the Nationalist regime, such
practices being classed as unworthy
along with the ancient custom by
which young widows refused to re
marry. Neither will the acts of a girl de
clining to marry after the death of
her fiance le regarded us commend
able virtue, all of which has been set
forth In s draft of regulations gov
erning awards and official commenda
tion of meritorious services ; submitted
to the Nationalist government coun
ell by the ministry of the Interior.
GREAT NEW GROCERY
TO PROVIDE SAVINGS
Enormous Buying Power of Willamette Valley and
Coast Retail Merchants Merged In United Purity
Stores to Bring New, Unheard of Economics
to Housewives ol This Great Area.
ORGANIZATION of United PURITY Stores, announced in the
daily pres's of the northwest several weeks ago, won the
instant attention of housewives throughout Oregon. This first
issue of United Purity News confirms the report of the organiza
tion and officially announces that this great organization or retail
merchants is "ready for business." 1
A group of Salem's leading retail grocers and leading grocers
in at least 35 of the most important Willamette valley communi
ties, as well as in the important towns of the coast country, have
joined forces with the Willamette Grocery Co., of Salem to form
the United PURITY Stores.
Back of this great new organization are all the buying advantages of
the Willamette Grocery Co., which is associated with another outstanding
organization of more than 400 retail grocers whose united buying runs Into
the millions of dollars annually.
This redoubled strength gives to the United Purity Stores the ability
to pass on to the public the utmost advantages In the quality and price of
foodstuffs from the market places of the world.
Public Will Profit
For several months plans have been going forward among the stores
represented in the -United Purity Stores organization, whereby these In
dependently owned stores could be welded together Into one great asso
ciation. The public as well as the dealer will profit from such an association,
inasmuch as tremendous advantages will be gained in the matter of large
buying power, united advertising strength and other economies which caa
be made and passed on to the public.
In this great group of stores at least 35 cities and towns In the Willam
ette valley and the Oregon coast country will be represented. The stores
eventually will bear a uniform color of blue and white, while Interior ar
rangements of stores will be uniform as well. Each store will be known as
a United Purity Store. There certainly is one or soon will be one of these
stores in your neighborhood.
Six Days of Bargains
One of the great features of the United Purity Stores will be th
Special Values Offered Each Week. These will be available for six full
buying days and at the end of that period new specials will be offered.
Complete announcement of these special buying economies will be pub
lished each week In the United Purity News.
We urge you to start right now today in studying these bargains.
Just think of the economies you can effect by profiting by the enormous
buying power of this great number of stores.
Thrifty housewives who want to make their household budgets go as
far as possible are bound to welcome this announcement of outstanding
United Purity Stores can and will afford through their large organiza
tion the utmost In low prices and quality goods.
Read this issue of United Purity News carefully and watch for your
copy of this interesting newspaper each week.
Baluchi Women Faro
III in Divorce Cases
Peshawar, India. Divorce used to
be an easy matter Id Baluchistan, the
little-known stste which lies Just over
the northwest frontier end to the
south of Afghanistan.
All a Baluchi had to do was to ap
pear before the local court or "Jlrga,"
composed of a committee of respected
elders, and state that his wife was un
faithful. He would at once he grant
ed s divorce, which. Incidentally, gave
him the lawful right to kill her.
It was argued that any man who
submits to the indignity of acknowl
edging his wife's unfaithfulness must
have true cause. No opportunity was
offered the woman to state her case
Now there are changes. Westerni
zation of the East, so strongly sup
ported by King Amanullah of Afghan
Istan, has crept south, and Bnlucbis
are grumbling that the new divorce
laws are not nearly so satisfactory is
According to the present system,
the woman 'Is allowed to give evi
dence In her own defense.
Even so. the odds are against her.
The -Jlrga- Is composed of men. and
la all-powerful In Baluchistan. There
Is no redress from faulty verdicts.'
The accused, when found guilty, tus
to pay the penalty prescribed and
summary Justice Is meted out.
Russians Clamp Lid
on Old-Time Music
-Washington. D. C The thorough
ness with which Soviet Itussls la'
attempting to supplant utterly every
part of the old order which
existed before the revolution Is un
limited according to ' the reports
brought back by travelers who have
been Investigating the Bolshevik ex
periment. It Is the -fixed Intent of the
Soviet leaders to remake Russia so
completely as to leave not a memory
of the old days of the czar and the
nobility, or. at least, not a pleasant
memory. Knowing that Intangible
as well tangible things have, a di
rect bearing upon the thoughts and
aspirations of a people, the Itusslan
officials have gone-so far as to cen
sor music and to encourage a whole
new school of music.
Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, a
Scotch philosopher. Is the author of
the famous observation : "let me
write the songs of a nation and I
care not who makes the laws." The
Soviet leaders apparently have every
confidence In that statement and
have effected a complete revolution
In music In the last decade, Just as
they have changed the social order,
remade the government, altered all
practice concerning property owner
ship and generally set up a new Rus
sia. With as much rare as was devoted
to the dissemination of propaganda
of a political and economic nature
the Soviet government created a
special deportment charged witm the
revolutionizing of music. , .
Modern Hotels in Paris
. Paris. A feature of many .of tboi
modern style hotels whleb are spring
ing up sli over Paris ! the American '
nomenclature given them. "Betel des :
Etats-Unrs," the "New York; "Wash-'
Ington and such like are becoming'
more and more familiar.
Tots Travel Far
New- Tork. Vernonlca Wotonln,
six years old,' and her' sister,' Anna,
five, have come from Poland all alone ,
to- Join their father la Tdungstown,
Ohio. They bsve not sees' htm sine
they were Infanta.' Their, mother Is
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