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Published in the Interests of United PURITY Stores
United PURITY News, Friday, Febrnary 8, 1928.
NEW . STORES JOIN M : BIG UNITED PROGRAM
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Comment Heard From Near
and Far About Progres
sive Oregon Merchants
HOUSEWIVES PRAISE Purity
Housewives throughout the
Willamette valley have been lib
eral in their praise of United
Purity Stores. Many managers
have relayed their expressions
of praise to the central organ
ization 'heads, telling how their
customers have commented up
on the new organization, its
Ktrenirth. the fact that it gives
lower pricifl feHd ! better t service j
than were afforded under the
unit form of grocery, selling.
One of the features which has
pleased the public is the im
proved appearance of many
grocery stores in the group.
JSTew windows have been deco
rated, store displays made tidy
and attractive and in general a
new atmosphere given in many)
of the United runty Drancnes..
This Improvement will be con
tinuous, every, merchant work
ing to make his j own store an
outstanding one in his own com
munity. ; : "
Thanks to the reception of pa
trons of the new organization
it now appears ito be pertain
that there is a big future for
United Purity Stores Is meeting
the demands of Willamette val
ley housewives for the finest
foods at lower prices
The organization of these
'stores is in line with a practice
that has been spreading
throughout the United States in
the last year or so. That Ore
gon should have such a lusty
young chain of grocers has
caused much comment , in other
parts of the country. Especial
ly is there a ;greatnterest
among those who regret the
trend of chain storeJwnersfiip
throughout the country, for in
United Purity Stores' this ob
jection has been overcome by
joining independent stone own
ers in a great buying organiza
tion and not infringing at all
upon their business indepen
dence. 65-Mile View Unfolds
to Plane Passengers
- Washington. Airplane passengers
who get " bird's-eye view" of the
country as they fly from city to city
really set more than a real bird's-eye
Li. .... ..WHS?, t
lew. ; ; -i" ' :
. Passengers In tbe air liner flying
t a height of !0G feet, fan -average
altitude for safe flylns of bis planes,
see tbe horizon 65 miles distant on a
clear day and have an area of 7.000
square miles within their vision.
Within an angle of, 45 degrees
straight down, air passengers with
fair vision ran survey an area of
bout J0.0U0.000 square feet. :
Traveling at the usual mail-passenger
plane speed of 100 miles an hour,
the aerial traveler has less than n
minute to decipher; signs' which have
an area of MX) to 2,000 square feet
Tbe billboard promoters of the fu
. tore! will have to provide giant letters
on the rdofs of buddings If they ex
pect to "hide America behind the na
tion's billboards." A six-foot letter Is
legible at A.000 feet and a 15-foot let
ter at 13.000 feet. ' .
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propri8ti 8nd thriaUriS to tW
f HERE IIS -A
Bureau of Standards
Seeks a Perfect Fuel
Washington. Why doee the
ngtne of your uf omolHe
soroetlmes miss when you step
on the accelerator
' That's wlint the bureau ot "
standards. In co-operation with
the automotive and petroleum
Industry. Is trying to find out.
the Department of Commerce
The bureau of standards has
already made a few discoveries
.long this line. Forlnstaix-e.
of two fuels, one may give let
ter results In winter. wnmlier
In .-summer. Another discovery
is that while the temperature of
an engine's water jacket has
little effect on acceleration, a
motor will "pick up" quicker
when the Intake manifold Is-hot
A perfect motor fuel Is what
the bureau of standards hojtes
to And, It will Invest 'gate -also
the value of auxiliary devices
designed to make low-rrode iras-
ollnei function as arell as high
test fuels. I '
Big Parade of Steamboats
Is Planned on Ohio River
Pittsburgh. A steamboat parade on
the Ohio river, headed by President
Elect Herbert Hoover, Is planned for
September, 11)29, to celebrate comple
tion of all locks and dams on the
, Capt Oscar Barrett, president of
the Ohio Valley Improvement associ
ation, aajs be already has" Invited Mr.'
Hoover and that he has received his
Towns aad cities along the river
will be asked to cooperate, while
steamship owners and operators are
expected to participate.
Three Million Artisans
Are Listed in Russia
Geneva, Switzerland. Official sta
tistics from Russia, quoted in the
weekly publication .of the Interna
tional labor office, put, the number of
artisans In the Soviet union at 2,900,
000, or 55 "per cent of the total num
ber of Industrial workers.
Their production. Including tattling.
Is valued at $2,150,000,000. or 30 per
cent of the total value of the Indus
trial production of the Soviet union.
There are 7.413 artisans' co-operatives,
with a total membership of 463,
Modern Hotels in Paris
Have American Names
31-Paris. A feature of many of the
modern atyle hotels which are spring
'ng up all over Paris is the American
nomenclature given them. "Hotel des
Etata-Unls." the "New York"; Wssh
lngton? and such like are becoming
more and more, familiar.
To Foil Conatorfietter
- Washington. Secret service opera
tives hope to educate the public
against counterfeits when the .new
small-sized currency Is Issued. It will
show portraits of a-partlcular Ameri
can celebrity like Washington or Lin
coln on bills of one denomination only
and help foil currency raisers, c
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Kills Tot to Get Eve
RIverbeud. N. Y. Aslo Hero, six
teen, waa held on a charge of homi
cide after confessing, police said, that
he drowned four-year-old Frei Has
ier In a pond to "get even", with the
child's : uncle. r The nature of the
grudge was not known,
Kaews H "C1mk-c1io-
Bucharest. Rumania. St.-ven-y ear
old King Mk-hal attended the christen
tug of - a big locomotive named after
Tilm and waa told how It works. He
astounded those present ly.-xplalnlng
In detalt how. In eomparlson, an elec
tric locomotive runs.
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UNITED PURITY STORE NEAR YOUR HOME SAVE -MONEY
Courage Is merely a high-sounding
name for backbone, a synonym for
will. It Is not so much a cause as It
Is an effect. It la the fruit of deter
mination, backed by will power and
resourcefulness to bring about accom
Would lavettigate Farther
Professor Y (writing to bis wife
and daughter aojournlng at fashion
able: watering place) DearMaizie:'
You inform me that you have en"
gaged our Lucie . to an elegant and
dashing young chap. My eventual
blessing and a very capable detective
are now on the way to you.
KememDcr how we
nuu gaii jvu aiiu i,
Would let the old cat die.
Remember how we used to
i nai we couia swinz so niin
We'd touch the moon and, swinging
We'd let the old est die.
Remember how we peeked one day
On Uncle Dick and Nell,
And how she begged till we agreed
That we would never tell
How she was swinging In the swing
And. as he tossed her high.
He'd steal a kiss and maybe two
And let the old est die.
Sometimes when trouble comes along,
And things go all awry
I wish that we could swing again.
And let the old cat die. .
It seems to bring a sweet content v
And all my troubles fly
To think of how we used to swing.
And let the old cat die,
Along the Concrete
East Indian Dib
Mulligatawny Is a highly seasoned,
thick, East-Indlan-type soup, of which
curry powder Is the essential charae
terlstlcjngredlent Meats, vegetables,
mango," chutney, coconut Jesh, rice,
cayenne pepper, etc are variously
employed and blended to suit the
Ideas of the cook or canner. The title
Is derived from two native words sig
nifying "pepper water,"
Important r ton
He that huth a trade hath an ea
state. and he that hatfS a calling hath
an office of profit and honor. Benja
swing s C
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FRENCH DEED PLOT
FOR YANK'S GRAVE
Village Where Hero
Washington. Through the gift of
the French village of Moyenmoutler
of the ground occupied by the grave
of Lieut. Thomas R. Plummer of New
Bedford. XI ass., a controversy of tea
years comes to an end.
Unlike most American families
whose' sons fell In France, the Plum
mers strongly desired that Lieutenant
Plummer's body be left In the little
French cemetery where It was buried
two days before the armistice was
signed and a few days before the
Croix de Guerre awarded him by the
French government was received.
This caused the unwinding of much
red tape. Lieutenant Plummer, al
though, fifty years of age when the
war broke out, enlisted in the Amer
ican Red Cross and was assigned to
the French village of Moyenmoutler,
Just behind tbe French .lines. There
he did such valiant work that be was
beloved by the entire population of the
village. They burled him with highest
honors In their "own village cemetery.
His death was the result of unselfish
devotion to sick and wounded French
When the work of removing Amer
ican soldiers' bodies to government
cemeteries In, this country and France
began - Lieutenant Plummer's grave
was one of the few isolated ones
marked "Do not disturb."
The government could not leave
soldier's bcdles without definite title
to the land or without assurance that
graves would be properly cared for,
After much Interchange of corre
spondence between the town council
of Moyenmoutler, the cemetery divi
sion of the quartermaster corps of the
United States army and the family of
Lieutenant Plummer, the problem
was solved with receipt of the title
to the ground occupied by the grave.
Rhymers to Royalty
There seems to be no authentic rec
ord of the origin of "Poet-Laureate of
England" but tt is recorded that Rich
ard Cocur de Lion bad a "versificator
regis," a development of the practice
of earlier times, when minstrels and
versifiers were part of the retinue of
Pioneer Salem Grocer Has
Enviable Record; Veteran's
Son is Manager for Store
Two Additional Members Allied With Rapidly Growing Chain
of Independently Owned Willamette Valley Food
Stores; St. Paul and Salem Profit by
Enrollment of Merchants
WAY back ih '88, when Henry Ford was playing marbles or at
least unable to make the- wheels go around, A. Daue set
himself up in the grocery business in Salem.
And ever since that time, there has been a Daue grocery store I
in Salem. The location of the business is at 1003 South Commer
The present name-of the store is A. Daue & Son, but A. Daue, '
died recently at thev age of 69 years. For the past 15 years, the
active management of this store has been in the hands of Elmer
Daue, a son of the founder of the store.
Mr. Daue has proved himself a capable business man and an
able grocer with the result :that his business has been contin
uously prosperous. : .....
New Store Added
This week sees two ne?w grocery firms added as members of
the rapidly growing organization of United Purity Stores. D. L.
Van De Wiele, for many years a leading grocer at St. Paul, Ore
gon, this week affiliated his business with United Purity Stores,
and thus added one of the leading groceries in Marion sounty to
Webb's grocery at 1396 South 12th street joined the organ
ization early In the week. Mr. Webb, the proprietor, is well known
in that district of Salem and he will be a distinct acquisition to
the large number of Salem grocers already in the organization.
Big Parade of Steamboats
Is Planned on Ohio River
Pittsburgh. A steamboat parade on
the Ohio river, headed by President
Elect Herbert Hoover, Is planned for
September, 1929, to celebrate comple
tion of all locks and dams on tbe
Capt. Oscar Barrett, president of
the Ohio VaHey Improvement associ
ation, says be already has Invited Mr.
Hoover and that be has received his
Towns and cities along the river
will be asked to co-operate, while
steamship owners-and operators are
expected to participate.'
Gains in Weight After
Escaping Wife's Knife
Kansas Cite, Mo. Following dis
closures that he had gained 40 pounds
In weight since he had stopped, run
ning from a butcher knife wielded by
his wife, ss well as since havjtog left
her board, Harry Mitchell, a negro,
was granted a divorce In tbe Inde
pendence division of the Circuit court
by Judge Willard P. Halt
Mitchell and his wife lived at 1610
Brooklyn, avanue. Mrs. Mitchell
threatened him with a knife, Mitchell
"But were you always good to herl"
inquired Judge Ball. .
"Yes, sir." Mitchell replied. -"I al
ways was on time for meals and al
ways kept the house warm hi winter.
But 1 lost weight mating her food."
Mitchell said his wife's weight was
185 pounds and hi 145. whUe they
"Creeping" Driver ... j
Free for Lack of Law
New York. For the first time
In the history of the New York
Traffic court, a motorist was
brought before tbe magistrate on
a charge of driving his cor. too
slowly. The autoniobillst Is Mor
timer N. Ierkerln, who. Patrol
man (Jiilnn of traffic O said, was
driving so slowly that his ear
was an obstruction to traffic. ''
1 Although ' Magistrate 1 Renand
Invokes the law against speed
ing every day.' he searched In
tain for a statute covering ,
"creeping" case, and finally dis
Blackmail A-brewing I I
A Voice From the Ranks
CAPTAIN BILLY FARINHOLT,
. now deceased, was one of the
most , gallant soldiers that Essex
county. Virginia, sent to the Confed
erate array and If you don't believe
Essex sent out her full share of hard
fighters in 1801 Just ask any .native
of the county, that's all. The old
gentleman was a famous story teller.
One of his favorites had to do with
an actual occurrence of the Civil
war In which cool grit In the face of
almost certain death was mingled. I
think. In Just the proper proportion,
with a beautiful sense of humor.
Tbe man from whom I got the yarn
used to go on hunting expeditions
with the captain. My - Informaut
couldn't recall the name of the bat
tie In which the thing occurred but .
be was quite sure It was one of the
bloody fights of the final Virginia
campaign shortly before Lee's surv .
render. - v v'-x-vv.. y? , .
The general engagement had com- -menced.
The brigade to which Cap
tain Farlnbolt . belonged was", drawn '
up In reserve awaiting the command
to advance, when a small battery of
Union guns opened upon It from the
top of a oearby hill, doing consider
able damage. An order was given
that Captain Farlnholt'e company
should capture the battery and si- -lence
the bothersome guns.
This meant that unless some one
devised a better plan, the detail must
rush the hill by a frontal attack. It
alao meant that1 the-little assaulting .
force must suiter heavy . casualties .
even If It were not entirely destroyed
for there was no cover. Tbej must
charge the enemy across an open
space where the Federal pieces might
play directly upon them.
" As the men awaited the word to ad
vance, the company- commander felt
It his 'duty to fcdvlse tbera Cbst this
was a most desperate adventure on
which they were about to start Bit
own instructions, be explained, were -not
specific - He merely had been,
told " that . he must eliminate ..those -pestiferous
Yanks. Then, departing
somewhat from strict military disci
ptlne, he asked whether any Individu
al present cared to make a surges-,
tlon ; whereby ; the ; enemy's battery; -
could be taken with the least po' -alble
loss of life. A pause befell.
No one. It seemed, could think of an
easier wsy than the one already, de
cided upon. - . - -
A, : private, who stuttered 'badly,
broke the silence: - 7
. "W-h-h-a-a-t say, fellers, l-e-ere-s-a '
Just e-h-l-p In a-n-d buy the d-a-a-mned '
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. - Uwck laUrMt la , '
' AJthoun total wrllpses of the moos
ire far more generally observed than
total ecllpees of the sun. since they
nay be seen from more than half of .
the earth's surface while a total
Mllpse of the sun, according to the
American Nature." assoctsilon. Is vla-v
Jble only, within a very-narrow path
of great, length, yet they"are not of
so common occurrence that they pass
unobserved ' or fall to arouse popular