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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1919,
THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
Published every evening except Sun
day by The Capital Journal Printing
CoV 130 South Commercial street,
fialem, Oregon. " ; '
O. PUTNAM, Editor and Publisher
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A YEAR Op'piSAOM
'We're had a year of balmy pence,
since captains said, "Let firing cease,"
where wearied armies stood', it's been
a year since cannon roared, and sol
flier waved the flashing sword, and
do we find peace good? I have it beef
steak' on my eye; a neighbor lot a dor
nick fly, and made the blamed thing
black; and in a serap down by the Jail
my hut was flattened with ft rail, my
coat split up the black. My sideboards
now are flecked with gore, my battered
head is always sore, from many swats
and Mffs;' we have a riot every day,
and when we've hauled the wreck
away I help to plant the stiffs. Some
fellows robbed me of my wreath, and
broke In hnll a dozen teeth, and I'm a
sight to'see; I can't enjoy my morning
walks, for some one's always throwing
rocks, wherever I may be. I cannot
warble pence time hymns; I'm picking
foirdshot from my limbs, and have no
tlma to spare! and every time I take
my ..lyre and burble like ft house afire,
BoniS fellow, pulls my hair. The quiet
of old days is gone; where'er I turn
I gaze upon a lot of scrapping ment
the, air is full of fur nil duy, so tnko
the'Boon of Peace nwny, and give me
Odds and Ends
A BEACON LIGHT.
IN A speech in Kansas City recently, William Allen White
author and journalist declared that President Wilson's
illness was the result of his passionate consecration to the
big tasks urging themselves upon the presidency, which
has become too great a burden for even a superman to
Describing the president's achievements at Paris, Mr.
White said: "He had to go alone amidst the play of great
forces." Speaking of the peace treaty, he remarked: "The
league of nations covenant is only 70 per cent perfect;
sometimes I think it is much 'less than that, but it is the
big thing of the peace conference, the most significant
thing west of the Ganges since the crucifixion, and it is
all Wilson's work. If it were only 10 per cent perfect it
would still be a step in the right direction.'? ' .
Ray Stanard Baker, the publist, who like Mn White,
reported the peace conference at Paris, in writing the
story of that historic event says: "The president, never
upon any occasion, no matter how difficut, failed to rep
resent America and the American people with distinction.
He never represented what was cheap or crude in Ameri-j
can life, but unfailingly what was highest and best." And
Mr. Baker graphicly describes the gallant and victorious
fight waged against old world diplomacy in behalf of
new world democracy by the piesident.
We are too close to the event to be blinded by preju
dice and politics to grasp its full significance or to realize
what a truly great work has been accomplished by Wood-j
row wnson ana wnai a reaiiy great worm leaner America
has developed, but in the clear perspective of the future,
the event and the man will shine as a beacon light in the
history "of humanity.
LABOR UNREST IN MERRIE ENGLAND.
New Tork- Right to hang out the
family wash Is Inalienable even If it
defaces an apartment court. Magis
trate1 Sweetser ruled when Sam Olns
buvg complained the superintendent
three times removed the clothes line.
F.ust St. Louis. 111. A goat saw his
reflection In a mirror in a show case
here, and decided t''B0t Ibo other
fellow." Damages to the building $300
. Milwaukee, Wis Frank Daukovlch
was the first mnn charged with
drunkenness since war prohibition
went Into effect. "I smoked a five
cent cigar rind It made me iisty," he
Pun Franclsco-i-Flfty slit years of
married lire ure enough, ncoordlng to
Mrsl-lllznbeth Johnson, who Is suing
Amos Parker Johnson, Belmont cap
italist, for divorce. They were mar
ried in 1803.
San Francisco Hotel keepers peti
tioned Internal Revenue Collector
WsrtUdl to sanction frosen eggnogs
ami Roman punch tor Thanksgiving
and Christmas. Kruzun. t-r camouflag
ed liquor Is liquor, he ruled.
Sun Francisco Bob WlUlhora, full
blooded Indian, gassed and wounded
In France, calls nt recruiting head
quarters dally at 11 a. m,, asking for
re-enlistment,, but he Is physically
unfit, .. .
Su?ar Situation Will Be
Normal By End Next Week
New York, Nov. 7 The sugar situa
tion will probably be normal by the
end of next week, according to Arthur
Williams, federal food. .administrator.
To achieve this result, ho warned the
people they must economise.
Henry K. Costello. of the sugsr cqunl
I'atlon board said 1(5R,000,C00 pounds
lire being unloaded from ships In New
York nd Philadelphia and that about
13,410,000 pounds will be released to
consumers no.et week.
Mr. Joe Lftilt w prohibition hs
made lw husband so thoughtful that
nhe don't even hare f g V Hi' cellar
fer can o' fmators. Of U th sides
f th' coal strike, th' fireside Is th' most
THE I. W. W. of today had his counterpart in the troub
. led days of the 14th century in "Merrie England"
when British laboring classes were in stubborn revolt
against a feudal system which chained them as serfs to
the land owners and aristocracy, and bound the small far
mer or villean to the noble. .-.-.'
; Victorious campaigns of the Black Prince in France
had been followed by humiliating disasters. The black
plague had decimated the land. Oppressive taxation by a
profligate king had pauperized the realm. The drafts
of the prolonged war had made labor scarce and the em
ployers bid against .each other for toilers. Despite severe
penalties and restriction laws, serfs fled from their mas
ters to find lucrative work elsewhere, or roam the forests
as free booters.
The fugitive serf enjoyed a prosperity above that of
the toiler bound to slave on the estate of his birth, a pros
perity hitherto unknown to the laborer. His desertion
horrified the nobility who saw in free, labor the ruin of
society. His prosperity improved the lot of the free
laborer as well, so that men who. had "no land to live, on
but their hands, disdained to live on penny ale or bacon
and called for fresh flesh or fish, fried or baked, and that
hot and hotter for chilling of their maw." '
England was seething with political and social unrest
produced by misgovernment, injustice and slavery and
the run-away serf became a wandering apostle of discon
tent. He is described in the chronicles of the time as the
"waster that will not work but wander about, that will
eat no bread but the finest wheat, nor drink but of the
best and brownest ale. He grieveth him against God and
grudgeth against reason, and then curseth he the king
and all his council after such a law to allow laborers to
That the miserable serf of Merrie England had good
grounds to grieve is revealed in the preaching of John
Ball, dubbed "the mad priest of Kent", against the system
of social injustice which until then had passed as the
divine order. Ball was the first Englishman to assert the
natural rights and equality of man, as follows:
"Good people, by what right are t hoy whom we enllod lords greater folk
than we? On what grounds hnve they deserved it? Wily do they hold us
in serfage? If we ull came from Adam and Eve, how can 1hy say or
I love they are better than we, if It be not that they make u.i gain for them
1 y our toll what they spend In their pride? They nro colthed In velvet and
warm In furs and their ermines, while we are covered with rags. They
have win and splco and fair bread; and we oat-cake and straw, and water
to drink. They have leisure and fine houses, wo have pain and labor, the
rain and tho wind In the fields. And yet It is of tis and of our toll that
these men hold their state." I
The peasant revolt in England, culminated in Wat ;
Tyler's rebellion, when hordes of people marched uponj
London burning and sacking the palaces of nobility on'
their way, and then quietly dispersed when the boy Kingj
Richard II. promised them freedom and amnesty. They j
soon learned how worthless a king's word was, for their j
charters of freedom were cancelled and over 7000 of their j
leaders adorned gibbets, ghastly monuments of a mon
arch's perfidy. But terrible as were the measures of re
pression and violent as the reaction among land owners,
serfage was a thing of the past. Fear of another rebel
lion caused it to die a lingering death, and the work of
freeing the serfs went quietly forward.
The I. W. W. of Merrie England were the product of;
unjustifiable economic and political conditions. They j
had no rights under the law. Man's inhumanity to man!
made them little more than beasts of the field. But the
I. W. W. of today whose rights are constitutionally se
cured, who receives high pay for short hours, wars upon
society because he has to work at all and would elevate
brawn by the simple expedient of delapitating brains, j
seeking thereby to secure the luxury and leisure of the!
good-tor-notmng idle rich whose profligate existence is
as worthless to society as his own.
you that I am starving."
"Besides,'' said Helen, "I Want to
hear the story Kate has promised To
"Can't she tell It to us?"'asked Bob.
"Yes.V 1 answered, "but wait till we
are at luncheon."
"Wait a minute," said Bob Gaylord
as we reached the first floor. "1 Just
remember that Ruth said something
about her mother coming to our house
today for luncheon and that 1 told her
I would try and be there. Kuth's
mother rather makes it a point of see
ing me on her more or less frequent
visits. Excuse me a moment till X
.."I wonder," said John, innocently, as
Robert left; us, "if it is a case of too
much mother-in-law between Bob and
- "I should say," 1 answered, "that K
is a case of too much children."
"I wouldn't blame him there," said
John, quickly,, for to tell the truth 1
have never had an great desire for a
houseful of children. One or two, per
haps, but more must be a great nuis
ance." ' ,
Helen said nothing, but I noticed the
color slowly -flood her face and then
recede. For a moment I wonder. Then
I took myself to task for being suspi
cious. "Why, John," I said, more to take
his attention from her apparent con
fusion than for any other reason, "I
am sure no husband and wife want to
go through life without children."
"Certain not," he answered, "but
Ruth Gaylord has been more of a mo
ther than a wife ever since her first
baby came, and now that they have
three, she has absolutely deteriorated
into a governess and nurse maid. We
were talking about it at the club the
other night and Fred Smith said yu..
l:now Fred Is one of Bob's greatest
friends that he never went there any
more because, although he loves chil
dren, he does not eare to spend the en
tire evening listening to their Ills and
their smart sayings.
"It is a sad slate of affairs, don't
you think so, Helen?"
For a moment Helen was quiet, and
then she said!
"Yes, I think Ruth Is making a mis
take. But you know,. John, some wo
men are made to be mothers aiid some
f wives only. I think Ruth is per
fectly happy with her children."
"But what about Bobby?" I asked,
curiously dazed by the turn the con
versation had takett.'
"Oh, Bobby can take care of himself,
I guess," said John with a grin, as
though' he had some inner information
that he did not tell us.
Again I was surprised at Helen. She
looked at John with a flash of angry
concern and seemed about to speak,
but she evidently thought better of It
and compressed her lips tightly.
"Surely you don't think that Bobby
Gaylord is the kind of a man who
would neglect his wife, do you. John?
Why,.: he "
"1 don't think Bobby Gaylord could
be really neglectful," interrupted
Helen quickly, "but I have been there
quite a little lately and 1 must say. that
Bob .seems to be an unnecessary ap
pendage to the household."
To my relief Bob returned at that
moment His arrival ended a conver
sation that was rapidly drifting into
"It's all right," he said. "Ruth
thinks Bobby'' Junior is coming down
with the chiekenpox and Grandmother
Graham and she will be too busy in
the nursery to think of me or lunch
eon or anything until the doctor comes.
"Wait until yon get to be an old,
married man, Jack, and you'll Bee of
how little importance you are about
your own household upon the occa
sions when both your mother-in-law
and your children are on the scene,"
said Bob, fretfully.
"Don't be edgy, Bobby," I interrupt
ed. "Listen to my story. I have been
wanting to tell It to John all the morn
ing. It shows that there are men be
tides my John wtio forget their wives.
"It seeniB that once upon a time "
"Hold on, hold on, Kate," put In
John, "let's order the luncheon first.
I'm starving. Everybody can have ex
actly what they want, but I'm going to
have a beefsteak. French fried pota
toes, combination salad and a piece of
"Nice, healthy appetite for a lover,"
' "Your observation, young woman,"
nald Bob, with renewed good humor,
"does not keep me from duplicating
"But you're not a lover," she said
quickly. Glancing' up I caught the
look which passed: from Robert to
Helen, and it said as plainly as though
he had spoken: "I am your lover."
When you buy
LOVE andMARRIED LIFE
bil tiie noted autnor
S Idah MSGlone Gibson :
hiii i in1 in eaa
IS HOBBY IIXXF..VS IiOVEH?
would do anything possible for you or
' ii jnny other friend who has lit trouble."
Tluvre was more earnestness lu tills "Come on, glvls," Interrupted John
observation than Helen would have me j ' Remoinber. you are beautiful to us
think, and I went over and put my '. without any dolling up. It may not be
arms about her, sa.iu: n romantic confession for a newly
"Helen, you surely must know that I married man, but 1 don't niiud telling
: j " BE SURE THE QUALITY IS THERE
HOW ARE THESE SPECIFICATIONS?
WHEEL BASeM-115 ' inches. Short turning radius. Standard tread.
TIRES -3!x4 Inches front and rear on Touring car and Roadster.
-33xlH Inches on Sedan and Coupe: Straight side-type. Non
skid on rear.!. Five demountable rims.
MOTOR Entirely new type; Velle-Continental six-cylinder. Full 40
H. r. Well balanced; no vibration. Heat-treated manifold. Burns
low-grade fuel efficiently,
CYLINDERS Cast en bloc. 3 -inch bore, 4 H -inch stroke. Remove
able head. Perfectly ground. Pistons balanced and ground to
CRANK CASE Unit power plant type. Pistons removable through
bottom. Oil level Indicator with pressure gauge on dash.
.CRANK SHAFT Very -large; nickel steel; . running balance; four
bearings of great dimensions; readily adjustable. Flywheel bolted
"on crank shaft flange. Runs solidly even at maximum speeds.
VALVES On side. Very large with high lift. Completely enclosed
and self-lubricated. Made noiseless by removable hand plates.
FRONT DRIVE Pump arid cam shafts are driven by train of helical
gears. Quiet and positive no noisy chains.
COOLINO SYSTfiM Large honeycomb radiator of new shape. Cen
trifugal water pump with double connection. 18-inch belt
driven fan. . . ' - .
LUBRICATION Combined pressure, thru hollow crank-shaft ano?
splash systeinB. Pressure supplied by positive i.eed gear- pump.
Oil continually filtered.
IGNITION Atwater-Kent with semi-automatic spark advance; also
hand control on steering wheel, giving full advantage of both
systems. 120-hour YVillard storage battery.
CARBURETOR Rayfield new type. Air adjustment on dash. Makes
cold-weather starting easy. Hot-air supply. Vacuum .feed from
seventeen-gallon tank on rear. Gasoline gauge on tank.
STEERING GEAR Worm and wheel type fully adjustable. Belf
lubrlcatlng bearings. Horn button in center of wheel. Spark
and throttle levers above wheeL
CONTROL Left drive with center control. Clutch and brake pedals
adjustable for position. Hand and foot throttle. Starter button
on toe board. All Instruments within easy reach,
CLUTCH Borg & Beck dry-plate clutch. Completely enclosed In
flywheel housing. Dust and dirt-proof. Simple adjustment.
Smooth and positive; does not grab. A perfect clutch for all drivers.
TRANSMISSION Selective rocking lever shift. Three speeds for
- ward and reverse. Heavy nickel steel gears, dust and oil-tight"
in unit with clutch and motor housings. Shaft drive through
two Arvnc universal joints.
AXLES -Tlmken axles front and rear. Timkeu bearings all around.
Front axle single drop-forged unit. Rear axle, floating type.
Drive shafts easily removable. Spiral gears in pressed steel
housing. Hotohkiss drive no noisy torque arm. Large and
powerful brakes. Spoke bolted brake drums.'
FRAMES AND FENDERS 4-inch extra' heavy channel steel.
Single drop no weakening offsets. Frame narrows toward front
to give short-turning radius. Heavy steel bevel-border fenders
entirely new type beautiful in appearance.
SPRINGS Front springs semi-elliptic, 37x2 inches. Suspended
directly under frame.. Rear springs three-quarters elliptic, 48x2
inches; underalung. Many thin leaves insure easy riding. Velle
cars ride comfortably.
DETAILS Running boards nickel-bound and covered with linoleum.
Flush louvres In hood. Splash aprons protect entire car. Storage
compartments everywhere. Increased room in driver's compart
ment. The best of real leather upholstery. Forty days given to
painting. All metal work heavily enameled.
LIGHTING AND STARTING Two-unit Bijur system. Powerful
starter , engaged by sintnle touch of foot button. Octagon -shaped
headlights. Double bulb with extra reflector on dimmer. Cowl
light on special switch. All wiring enclosed in metal conduits
with fused junction boxes for inspection.
EQUIPMENT Tailored top and envelope of "Drednaut" waterproof
metal. Large plate-glass window In the rear. Curtains open with
doors; stored In -compartment in .back of front seat Rain-proof
shield. Sixty-mile speedometer. Motometer. Front and rear
license-plate carriers. Elegant interior trimming, with robe
ranger, foot-rail, motor-driven horn, full tool equipment In door
compartment. Everything in and on ready for the road.
" New Velie Six 99
NOW ON DISPLAY AT
Salem Velie Go.
162 North Commercial Street.
Every indication points to an unexampled
Holiday buying this year. This buying, if '
it should follow the precedent of other years,
would be largely concentrated to the weeks
just preceding the Holiday. But it will foe
very unwise to delay Holiday shopping this
year. Conditions are abnormal. Merchandise
of the right kind is not as tasy to obtain
and will be less easy later on. Then why not
look up and secure the desired article now
when selections are at their best.
A number of sensible articles are men
ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANER
LEATHER OR LEATHER CRAFT
LEATHER OR TAPESTRY ROCKER
FLOOR OR READING LAMP
TRUNK OR SUIT CASE
DESK OR BOOKCASE
. DINING TABLE, BUFFETT OR
MORRIS RECLINING CHAIR
REED OR RATTAN ROCKER
DRESSER, CHIFFONIER OR BED
SILK FLOSS MATTRESS
A small payment on any article will reserve
it for you until wanted. A word to the wise '
etc., etc. ;
Chambers & Chambers