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Published in the Interests of United PURITY Stores
United PURITY News, Friday, February 15, 1929
Back In 1S1G J. V. B. Butler es.
tablished a general store at Itickre
all. About the same time a water
power grist mill was built&nd the
Idea seems to have been to found a
town there. But roads at that time
were very scarce and In the winter
nearly impassable. However, the
grist mill prospered and many a four
and six-horse load of Crusader brand
flour was sold and distributed
throughout the Willamette valley.
The store also prospered and filled
a real need In the community. This
store changed hands many times un
til It was finally acquired by Peter
Cook in 1899. Mr. Cook was not only
a fine merchant, but a great sports
man and raiejhorse fancier. His fa
miliar face, nas to be seen at nearly
all nearby race tracks during t.he
When old man time gathered Mr.
Cook in some two years ago, his
many friends and acquaintances felt
their loss very keenly.
At present the store formerly own
ed by Mr. Cook and known as the
Rickreall. General store la owned and
operated by J. O. Price. Mr. Price Is
an up-to-date merchant and was
quick to see the- advantages to be
gained by becoming a member of the
United Purity Stores organisation.
Mr. Price is a native Oregon i an and
has lived in the Rickreall section for
20 years or more.
Located at Highway Junction
Being located at the intersection
of the West Side Pacific highway and
the Salem-Dallas highway, Rickreall
is very well known by travelers and
tourists who use these roads and
stop for the tempting lunches and
soft drinks served by the Black Bird
Inn and McKee's lunch room.
Most of the above Information was
given to United Purity News by Mr.
Burch, an old time and very congen
ial resident oi RickrealL
Suitor Chains Girl
to Bed Post for 3 Weeks
New York. For three weeks, forty-year-old
William E. Miles, senior,
held liis n?tcen-year-old bride-to-be In
captivity, chaining her nude b-dy to
a bedpost so no more youthful sheik
could carry her otT and marry her
before her elderly admirer could save
up for honeymoon expenses. It was re
vealed. Mrs. Sophia Sader, landlady of h
rooming house, beard groans ema
nating from the room and told her
husband, who called the police to lib
erate the girl. She, however, told
them to mind their own business jtnd
get out, asserting her sweetie could
make her a prisoner tf he wanted to
and In any fashion he chose.
Next day the girl left her trunk
with the Saders as security for two
Weeks' back room rent and with the
, money Miles might have had to pay
out for that Item they tripped to the
city hall where a marriage ceremony
Child Pasteur Saved t
Became His Watchman
Paris. The first child Pasteur
succeeded In curing of hydro
phobia In 1SSR now Is principal
gatekeeper at the Pasteur Insti
tute laboratories. He Is Joseph
Meistcr, an Alsatian.
Melster has grown older and
stouter, but he Is still known as
Little Melster, "le petit Mels
ter." to every one at the Insti
tute. He keeps watch at the
gate Just opposite the building
which houses the vault and last
resting place of the great scien
tist who saved his life, the first
of so many others.
Theya bin shenanigans, gan,
LEADS LONELY LIFE
Visitors Are Ghosis cf Dead
Whom He Loved.
Paris. Georges I'lemencea u, who has
wreeked many cabinets but won the
country jjrufi! ink in the war, is bit
terly Cons- Ions of a great loneliness
In the evening of his life.
When his sister died recently,
friends gathered at his Paris home
l imd "tie of them asked :
"ll.-w many 'ol'Uial visits do you
receive? How many ministers, how
many m.-irshuls call on you?'
The Tiger begun,- In what all
thought an evasive way:
"I Uep little; old men sleep little.
Ofien at two or three o'clock In the
morning I awake. I would be bored
in bed. awake, so 1 get up. I come
out here, with difficulty, 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. vj ho so often
governed Frafre. "alone with ghosts,
dear ghosts, that 1 have' written my
memories of Claude Monet. Ah !
There come many of the dead, at
night. Into this room.
"That Is my destiny. I see them
go, one after another, those I love, all
Then, facing the one who was to
anxious to know who remembered him.
the Tiger snapped out:.
"I am alone, monsieur, alone."
Russians Clamp Lid
on Old-Time Music
Washington. D. C The tlwroiigh
fteas with which Soviet Itussia la
attempting to supplant utterly every
part of the old order which
existed before the revolution-Is un
limited according to the reports
brought oack by travelers who have
been Investigating the Bolshevik ex
periment It Is the fixttl Intent of the
Soviet lenders to remake Itussia 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 as tangible things have a d!
rect bearing upon the thoughts and
aspirations of a people, the Russian
officials have gone so far as to cen
sor music and to encourage a whole
uew school of music.
Andrew Fletcher of Sal toon, 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 hist 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 care as was devoted
to the dissemination of propaganda
of a political and economic nature,
the Soviet government created a
special department charged with the
revolutionizing of music.
Gusher Brings Fortune
to Motherless Children
Sunnydnle, Kan. Oil, renowned for
Its gifts of sudden wealth. Is spout
ing In a new Klondike near this south
ern Kansas village, bringing riches to
WUlard Goodrich, hard-working farm
er, and his two motherless children.
The discovery well In the new pro
ducing territory Is on the Goodrich
farm. With a dally output of 7.U00
barrels. It Is the biggest gusher Kan
sas has seen In ten years. It "came
In" without warning, drenching the
surrounding fields in oil.
A pool of "black gold" four to five
feet deep nnd covering an acre of
ground was formed as neighboring
farmers with teams hurriedly con
structed ditches and dirt dams.
The 80-ncre farm on which the well
Is located was left to the family by
the mother when she died, 11 years
ago. Goodrich has an eighteen-year-old
daughter. Arlene, and a fifteen-year-old
ABOUT DWHG MCiWESZ.
VS MAM WHO TWCEATENEO
Vfe WUEM I WENT TO AiD
1 11 I IK
Try nrntti uvji
G&1n:'tke: Willamette :Vdlley
Somwhr tb Sun Shine
Cannibals In the Island oi laq;i.
eat the Dutch fax collectors. Then
seems to be some Justice In the world
after all. Springfield Sun.
The first wide looms installed for
weaving wide cotton shee.ing were set
up at the Klodeford (Maine) plant of
the Fepperell Manufacturing company
Summing It Up
There is no weMib hut Life Life
Including ail Its powers of love, of
Joy and of admiration.
lis Jackets 9
I turned his pockets inside out
It was our washing day;
I found a multitude of things,
A curious array:
I found a piece of colored glass,
A spool, a knife, a nail,
A bottle full of bumble bees,
A frog, a hook, a snail,
Some cherry pits, an apple core,
A piece of broken spring,
A top, a screw, a tack or two,
A ball of colored string.
I placed them on the shelf with care,
The treasures of my boy;
I knew too soon such things as these
Would fail to bring him joy.
Too soon he'd hear the wander call
And journey far away.
Oh. let me treasure things like these,
His treasures, while I may.
GOING TO A 1
M l 1 HI II
in the Lives of Little Men
Banana a Plant Oddity
The first paradox about the banana
is that It Is a tree, by virtue of Its
size and height, without a true trunk
yi.ts the Nature Magazine. The tall
fst banana plants measure 40 feet
from the tips of the leaves to thf
ground. In Jamaica they attain about
-'." fet, the first feet of which Is.
npproxlniately the remarkable "pseu
ilostem," or false trunk; the remain
der the blades of the huge 3 leaves
which lower above It.
Hawaii Floral Emblem
The local name of the hibiscus. Ha
wall's national flower. Is the Pua
You Can Almost Rest Assured
TO PURITY STORES
Town Refuses to Move .
"Column With a Curse"
Augusta, Ga. Sentiment which for
18 years has allowed "the column
with a curse" to stand In the middle
of a sidewalk, won 'out recently when
a paving program made practicable
the removal of the queer relic of a
The column, once the pillar of the
city market house, has stood at
r.road and Center streets ever since
a tornado hit Augusta in 1873. Old
citizens say that an ttlnerant mln
ister, claiming the gift of prophecy,
predicted that the old market house
would be destroyed the day after his
sermon, lie declared that hut one of
the hig pillars supporting the market
hcuse would be left standing and de
clared that any attempt to move the
pillar would be fatal; that the per
son who tried It would be struck by
As it happened, a tornado hit this
town the next day and only one pillar
of the market house was left stand
ing. Some years ago city officials
said the pillar would have to lie de
stroyed to permit certain street re'
pairs. A large number of workmen
carried the pillar alwuf 50 feet.' There
was an explosion nnd they dropped It.
And today the pillar stands where
the workmen dropped It when some
practical joker exploded a firecracker
Art Is Used by Pastor
to Stress His Sermons
Springdale, I'a. Rev. Charles W.
Baker, Jr., pastor of St. Mark's Lu
theran church here, illustrates his ser
mons with charts and sketches he has
made himself. In Sunday school and
church assemblies he gives chalk
At the altar is a huge mural of
Christ In the garden of fiethsemane, a
copy of the Michelangelo mural in the
Vatican, which the minister has paint'
ed. In his church and parsonage Mr.
Baker has hung numerous other of
his paintings and sketches.
While attending college t.nd the
Lutheran seminary at Gettysburg, Pa
Mr. H.iker had 'in advertising sign
shop which provided him with funds
for his education.
Both Wholesome Need
SoliM-d; Is s needful to the I ma a
ination as society Is wholesome for
the character. Lowell.
Two Hours Past Supper Time
E, S. RICH N
A CHANGE in retail grocery circles in Salem, of interest to the
t, Public was consummated February 8 when it was announced
that E. S. Rich was the successful bidder on the Economy Grocery
Store at 17th and Center, which has hppn i n tliA Virmrl.a vf Ino Ail.
jiistment Bureau for the past three weeks.
TU rv, r i ... .
1 Lie uiHjxuy oiocery is too wen Known in Salem to require
fjurther comment. Mr. Rich is very well and, favorably known in
the grocery field here, and success f6r him in this venture is as
sured. Mr. Rich is changing the name to Rich's Purity Grocery and
as soon as weather permits he plans to paint the store with Puri
ty colors Blue and White and otherwise improve the looks of this
To manage and operate his store Mr. Rich ha3 secured Mr.
Harry Kimsey, a very capable and experienced man. It is need
less to say Mr. Rich readily saw the advantages to be gained for
his, customers by joining the United Purity Stores organization
arid his store is now in a position to compete with any retail gro
cery in Salem.
Scientists Unearth Bone Ashes
in New Mexico.
Minneapolis, Minn. Evidence that
prehistoric dwellers on the North
American continent were the first of
mankind to cremate the dead has been
unearthed by an expedition of tie
Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
The evidence Is based chiefly upon
a crumbly material found In the sands
of the Mimbres valley In New Mexico,
thought to have been pulverized corn,
which an analysis showed was bone
The culture of the Mimbres valley
Is believed to have flourished .2,000
Objects and materials found cer
tainly are the first evidence of crema
tion in that valley, and possibly any
where, says Dr. Albert E. Jenks, lead
er of the expedition. Doctor Jenks
believes Mimbres culture ceased to
extet about COO or 700 A. I).
Near Hurley. N. M., the searchers
unearthed a village of 150 rooms, or
huts. Some yielded sitting, or full
length skeletons with bowls over their
heads. But in one was found a jar
of an unrecognized material.
"We tasted It, said Doctor Jenks.
"One member of the party declared
It was pulverized blue corn, common
in that vicinity." Laboratory tests re
vealed It to be bone ash.
Another find deemed Important was
a copper bell, use of which previously
had not been known. A bracelet of Y.i
shells was found on the arm of the
skeleton of a ferrule.
There were fireplaces and wall bases
of adobe and stone. Some Luts were
constructed of wood.
The culture, according to anthro
pologists, disappeared when Mimbres
villages were destroyed, although how
they were destroyed has not been
learned. So far as Is known the cul
ture never took root elsewhere.
Tots Travel Far
New York. Vernonlca Wolonln
six years old, and her sister, Anna
five, have come from Poland all alone
to Join their father In Youngstown
OMJo. They have not seen him since
they were Infants. Their mother Is
le to Become Cannery
MuiiUiK Klessheim castle, near
Salzburg, once the property of the
Ilnpshurg dynasty of Austria, Is to be
come a canned meat factory, and pigs
wilt be fattened In apartments once
sacred to royalty.
Married Man s Musing
A husband always gets In wrong
when he keeps on Insisting, he's IB the
i IghL. Cincinnati Enquirer.
HE CCOLO AT
MS U!rtEl WlrS
6ou5 Tot lATeJ
here '11 Be a
OWNER OE SALEM
FIRST HE IS
ly grwtn J?. CtI
Appertaining to Finance
MOST of us are familiar with the
stgry of the improvident persou
who, on being warned by the bead of
his bank that he must make exten
sive deposits Immediately In order
that his drawtng account might bal
ance, made answer as follows:
"Say, look here I I'm getting good
and tired of having you fellows both
ering me about these petty financial
details. If you begin pestering me
again I'll be domed If I don't take my
overdraft out of your bank nnd trans
fer it to the Second .National, across
There's a companion story for this,
not quite so old :
A gentleman In a southern town,
well known ns brilliant hut careless,
was persistent In his applications gr
loans and extremely tardy shout re
paying them. He had Induced a local
bank to let him have forty dollars,
and gave his note therefor.
At the end of each . day period he
Invariably appeared and asked that
t he note be renewed: nnd as there
was nothing else to do. tUe bank al
ways renewed it.
One day ho appeared and said to
he cashier: "
Td like to renew that paper of
mine you have here."
"Certainly." replied the cashier; "I'll
fix it up for you."
The cashier made the proper prep
arations fo- the renewal, and then
lie said :
"Say, the directors were talking
nbout this paper of yours the other
day. They decided that they wouldn't
charge you Interest on It any longer."
"That's very considerate of them,
was the reply. "Ira mighty glad to
hear It. I certainly am under obliga
tions to them."
Yes," continued the cashier, "we're
not going to charge you Interest, we're
going to charge you storage!"
(2). by the McNaugbt Syndicate. Inc.)
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