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DEMAGOGUE OR MILITARIST? v .
Herbert Hoover has withdrawn from the Oregon primaries
fuoiished every evening encept ua,,,, v roTarHi trip sliemmpnr. of the reDUblican rarty for the
coly3mhP League of Nations more important than his own candidacy, and
srsiepnones jircuianon ana xi.- ws that candidates tavorabie to tne league wm receive iue
w Office. 81; Editorial rooms. 83. j i , Mi;f,Val iincolf Ishnpss
SUppun UJ. Ilia loiiuweia. imo la an vi wvu.
of which either of our leading American egotists, Hiram Johnson
and Leonard Wood is constitutionally incapable of performing.
Nevertheless, the League of Nations will not be the deciding
issue in Oregon, nor can the result be so construed. Wood is a
weak supporter of the League with reservations that nullify it.
and Johnson is an open opponent. Lowden is tne only real mena
of the Leairue and he has a small following.
Johnson will receive a heavy vote and may carry Oregon, but
only a fraction of his support will be due to his opposition to the
peace treaty. Much of it, like the endorsement given by benator
McNary, will be in spite of his attitude on the League and because
Johnson is a Western man with the ideas of the West, because he
made good as governor of California and in spite of his demagogy,
has the courage of his convictions, and is a born fighter. The
fact that he is a man of the people and opposed by politicians and
Wall Street, rallies the masses to his standard.
Leonard Wood represents the most sinister alliance in pol
iticsthat of militarism and nfillions. His campaign expendi
tures, furnished by a syndicate of industrial magnates with heavy
holdings in Mexico, are a national scandal. His record as an ad
ministrator is that of a military dictator. None of his utterances
reflect the viewpoint of the toiling multitude and they cannot be
blamed if they prefer the man who understands them the dema
gogue to the militarist.
It is very much to be feared that Hoover s sacrifice will have
been in vain. He is engaged in a hopeless task when he attempts
to liberalize the reactionary element of the republican party.
Some 21 years ago, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, speaking in
the senate protested the action of opposition senators in opposing
the Treaty of Paris as follows:
Grain: 'Wheat No. 1 J2.30; feed
oats 9c; cheat hny $22 23; oat hay
J24S25; clover hay 22; mill
Butterfiit: Iiutti-rfat 64c; creamery
butter 56 57c.
Pork, Tsal and nmttoa: Pork oi fo
14 3-4e; veal fimry 19c; (sieeris lie;
spring lambs 13c; cows 7fi9c; ewet
t6c; sheep yearling 8c
Dressed pork 210.
Eggs and poultry; Eg:T cash J6o;
llfcht hens 28c; heavy hens 30s;
old roosters 15V 16c; broilers 305 32c.
Vegetables: Onions per pound go
Celery doa. 11.75; potatoes. Yakima
7c; Oregon 3 ft 5c; strawberries $4;
beets per sack 2i. turnips par .
(3.75; carrots per sack $2. CO; parsnlpi
per sack $3.50: spinach lOo lb.; ras
ishes 40c doc; asparagus 15c.
Fruit: Oranges $3.0007. 00; lemom
15,60 ft 5; bananas llo; honey eitrao
tOo; bunch beets 46c; cabbage (e
head lettuce 11.25; carrots 45o; as
paragus 18c; cauliflower $1.75 do,
red peppers 25e lb; rhubarb 4c;
Retail prices: Efrs dozen 42o.
creamery butter 8365c; country but
ter 65: flour hard wheat $3.603.75,
oft wheat I2.0.
" Portland, May 15. Cattle steady;1
receipts none; grain and pulp fed
Hteers $12.25 13.00; choice $11,609
12.25; good to choice I'll. 00 1160;
medium to good 110.00 11.00; fair to
j good $9.00 10.00; common to fair
$8.00 9.00;' choice cows and heifers
1 0.55 S 11.00; food to choice $9,000
10.26; mediu mto good 18.0009.00.
fair to medium $7.008.00; cannen
$5.00$ 6.00; bulls $6.00199.00; prlmt
jlght calves .$13.00 18.00; medium
light $9.0018112.00; heavy $6.50(1
8.60; stackers and feeders $7,60 9
Hogs weak; receipts none; prime
mixed $16.00 0 15.60; fediuni $14.00
Te 15.00; rounh heavy $10.00011.00;
pigs 12f 14.50.
Hheep steady; receipts none; prime
Jambs $14.00 15.50; light valley
814.003216.00; heavy $13.0014.00;
common to medium $10.60012.60,
yearlings $13.0014.00; wvUieri
812.50 13.25; ewes $8Q12.
Portland, Or. May 15. Cubes ex
tra 47 48c; parchment wrapped box
lots 64c; cartons 55c; half boxes o
more, less than boxes lo mora,
butterfat 51'62c f. o. b. station; 53c
Poultry and Eggs.
Portland, Or. May 15, Kggs sell
ing pries case count 40?4l; buying
price case count 39c; selling price
candled 42c; seluoted candled in car
Poultry: Hens 80S3c; broilers 85
roosters 18o; turkeys dressed 60
55c; geese 22 9125c; ducks 490451;
Wheat $2.20; premium 65c soft,
75c hard; barley feed $06666; oats
$6$: corn No. 3 yellow $06 milling
Millstuffs: Mill run $50051.
Hay: buying price, timothy $31 I.
o. b. Portland: alfalfa $34; grain $2
30; clover $30.
f Y "1 V 1
A FAMOUS BITER
That black rascal. Mr. Crow, was
not the oldest dweller in Pleasant
Valley. There was another elderly
gentleman who had spent more sum
mersand a great many mors win
To Normal Cuts
The Bpsxcmite volume of lumber
roduced nt 135 mills reporting to the
barometer of the West Coast Lumber
men's association for the week ended
May was 88,620, zuu fret, which was
only 3,502,734 feet or 3.86 per cent
below normal. The mills have been
maintaining this hUth average of pro
duction for the last two or three
months. They have been able, thus
to restock their yards.
inii'Ing the same period tTie total
volume of new btmlneas accepted by
the same group of mills was approx
imately 66,000,000 feet of which 43.
CS0.O00 feet were destined for rail
delivery. The rail shipments for the
week were 1975 cars or 67.760,000
feet. ' .
Export shipments continued heavy,
M they have been for the last few
months. The movement for the week
was &.IS3.C10 feet; the domestic Mr
go movement was 8.348,900 feet.
Shipments of all kind cargu, rail
and local aggregated 74.800,325 feet
Suppose we reject the treaty; what follows? Let us look at It prac
tically. We continue the state of war, and every sensible man in the coun
try, every business interest, desire's the re-gtabllshment of peace in law as
well uh in fact. At the same time we epudiate the President and his action
before the whole world, and the repudiation of the President in such a
matter ns this is to my mind the humiliation of the United States in the eyes
of civilized mankind, and brands us as a people Incapable of great affairs
or of taking rank where we belong, as one of the greatest of the great world
Lodge, however, had reference to a treaty negotiated by a
republican president establishing peace with Spain. A treaty ne
gotiated by a democratic president to make peace with Germany,
is an entirely different affair. It. was the thing to do to repud
iate a democratic president and humiliate the United States in
the eyes of civilized mankind.
In December of 1918, when the Pans peace conference was
about, .to assemble, Senator Lodge denounced the proposal of a
sparate peace with Germany as follows : ,
We cannot make peace in the ordinary way. We cannot, In the first
place, make peace except in company with our allies. It would brand us
with everlasting dishonor and bring ruin to us also if we undertook to make
a separate peace. .
i Today, however, we find Senator Lodge and the republican
majority supporting a joint resolution declaring the war at an end
and making a separate peace with Germany. The Knox resolu
tion carries out the Lodge program of treaty obstruction to its
logical conclusion. .
Senator Knox swept aside the Lodge camouflage of "Amerl
canizing" the treaty, and endorsed President Wilson's argument
against Lodge's claim for special privileges for the United States
in the League of Nations in his speech, as follows : '
it has been said that reservations proposed in the senate Americanize
,the League. This, of course, is not true, A more accurate statement of the
effect of these reservations is that they tend to make it safer for America to
tenter the League by refusing to be bound in many important matters by its
action. Hut it is not enough that the League shall be made safe for America;
It Jnust be made safe for all who enter it and sufe for the world. As I see
it, nothing could be fraught with more danger than any nation's having a
specially insured relation to a Leugue where the other nations are subject to
the dangers against which the Immune nation attempts to secure itself.
Is anything further needed to emphasize the insincerity and
hyprocrisy of Henry Cabot Lodge, who poses as a patriot, but is
merely a partisan, playing politics with the peace of the world?
The peace resolution is another instance of political horse
play. There can be no constitutional peace with Germany until
a treaty is ratified. Congress has power to declare war but none
to make peace. If passed the resolution will be vetoed, and if
paused over the veto, congress has no power to usurp the consti
tutional rights of the president and enforce it. The object of all
this partisan folly is to make people think that it is the president
who is keeping the country in a state of war instead of congress.
After a thorough inquiry, the charges filed against Max
.Uauser, as vice-president of the United States Grain Corporation,
of using his official position for his own profit, have been official-,
!y found without foundation the product of personal and sec
tional jealousy and malice. No one ever supposed otherwise, and
the attack upon him was in line with the assaults made upon many
patriotis who unselfishly devoted their time and money to help
win the war. Mr. Hauser was a target for the slander of disap
er Green's cornfield, in plaiJ sight of
everyone who happened to look up at
On the contrary. Mr. Timothy Tur
tie seldom wandered far from the
banks of the creek for the best of
reasons. He was anything but a fast
walker. In fact, one might say that
ha waddled, or even crawled, rather
than walked. But in the water he
was quite a different creature. By
means of his webbed feet he could
swim as easily as Mr. Crow could fly.
And he could stay at the bottom of
Black Creek a surprisingly long time
before he came up for a breath of
air. Indeed, Mr. Crow sometimes re
marked that he would be just as well
pleased if Timothy Turtle buried
himself in the mud beneath the
water and never came up again!
Such a speech was enough to show
that Mr. Crow was not fond of Tim
othy Turtle. Perhaps Mr. Crow clis-
liked to have a neighbor who was
older than he. But Mr. Crow him
self always laughed at such a sug
'The trouble is " he would say
"the trouble is, Timothy Turtle is
too grumpy. Noy, I'm old. But I
claim that that's no reason why I
All tVi !M 11 l , I &I1UU1U1L I W ptCUBUIlL. AI1I1 -UtC-Il lie.
.. "A" " ." ". . ' . would laugh-somewhat harshly
if thev didn't I T ' ,7 J to show that he knew how.
p't,6' lnALbl"l 0f,f" aS5r;! There was a good deal of truth in!
.-.. w , luL.n ul. Tlmnlhv Tor.
the muddy bottom of wfla -rmm. Rllt ., wag not old
Besides, he never flap-,aKe that made him so. He had been
ters under the shadow
Mountain than he.
was a time when he wasn't snappish,
when he wouldn't rather bite a body
than not ' IHTUn
And that was the reason why hi
had not more friends. To be sure,
many people knew him. But usually
they took good care not to get too
For Timothy Turtle had a most un
pleasant way of shooting out his long
neck from under his shell and sililng
a person in his powerful Jaws. In
spite of his great age he was quick as
a flash. And one had to step lively
to escape .Aim.
If Timothy had bitten you just for
an instant, and then stopped, this
trick of his wouldn't have been so dis
agreeable. But" he was not content
itith a mere nip. When he had hold
of you he never wanted to let you go.
And it was no joke getting away, once
you found yourself caught by him.
As .for Timothy Turtle,, he never
could understand why bis neighbors
objected to this little trick of his. He
always said that it was more fun titan
almost anything else he could think
of. And it 1e true that he never:
seemed so happy as he did wheu te
had caught some careless person and
was biting him without mercy.
"Anybody that wants to may bite
me," Timothy used to declare. But
perhaps he never stopped to think
that one might almost as well bite a
rock as his hard shell. And anybody
might better chew a piece of leather
SATURDAY, 1IA" ij fe
i . --tii hi
or ms neck, or hi, itT U
So no one paid any wT
Turtle's kmd offer L!?W
Mink, who was himstlr
Of Twenty hDeai
apid City, S. D. fh. .
a family of twenty ehUdJh
est of whom la ?e . .'.""
When Ernest J. Smirh
The father of the famih, ,,
old, ill does a of the J'
hog farm in the suburbs ta
Fans. He has never had
services of a doctor,
The father came to th
State, from Germany m m? J?6
was fourteen years old. He
four years In the rivii .
He was twice marru ...
wife were borne nine sons Mj f
daughters. Three sons
daughters were born to his J?"
wife. Each of the sou, B0W
more than two hundred pounds.
Ernest's four grandparents
to be mora than go years old.
his time on
t n .. i. r , -
,ree. esiaes, ne never nap-iaKe that made him so.
ped his way through the air to Farm-'like that all his life.
card on which Charlie had scribbled lawns raked and leaves gathered up
good-bye to me. . land burned or else piled where they
"Yes, he went day before yesterday.
He Is probably there ttow," I said.
I saw an account in the papers yes
terday where some of the oil wells in to country homes where the condi
will decay and be used later as fer
tilizer material. This does not only ap
ply to many premises in towns, but
II . 'iiiMiiinua
CENERAL MOTORS COMPAN
that region are going dry," he re
marked. "I didn't see It," I answered.
"I almost wish I had gone with
Charlie," was his next remark. "Even
if you don't care for me to butt in, 1
believe I have the up-to-date way of
doing business and Goodwin is rather
old-fogish; at least I think he is."
"Please, let's don't talk about It,
John, Tou are going to be here such
a short time that I only want to think
of happy things!" (
"Good Lord! Katherlne, Isn't the
knowledge that you are worth a half
million dollars something to make you
"Do you know John," I whispered
softly, "that the knowledge that I was
worth a half millon dollars did not
make me halt as happy as when I saw
the light in your eyes a little while
ago as you said that sometimes you
thought I wa stlre most beautiful wo
man you knew."
"Yea, I know dear, but a woman's
heaven is made of such little things.
We build up our happiness as children
do their playhouses. There are little
tinseled bits of compliments that have
been given to us in all sincerity.
Messages of Love.
"There are faded flowers which once
wore fresh, and brought messages of
love. There are tiny notes, on which
perhaps the Ink is fading, but we still
read the love that was written there,
because it Is engraved upon our heatrs
There are eyes in which we see the
light of love sparkling and; caresses
which mean much. There are no great
palatial rooms in a woman's house ot
Woo'd Lecturer Will
Be Heard At Armory
On Evening May 15
Advocating General Leonard Wood
for president and presenting various
claims for the republican candidate
moniavuie a lowers, heralded as an
author and lecturer, will speak at the
Salem arm6ry, Saturday night, May
15. at 8 o clock.
lenerous turnout is expected .is
many Salem political fans have ex
pressed memseives as anxious to do
given an insight Into General Wood's
stand on the league of nations, labor
problems, profiteering exploitation
and other important phases of the
1920 political situation. This attitude
was noticable on the part of many
leading Salem republicans, Saturday
as Herbert Hoover's withdrawal from
the Oroiron tirimftHes omnhg.!,., tv.
happiness. There are no silks and gay j necessity of an absolute understand
ing on the part of voters as to Gen
eral Wood's position on campaign is
It is understood that the Wood
campaigner, who Is a stranger In this
state, will be asked to outline points
on which his candidate has been non
committal during the first part of the
tions are often unsanitary.
Every town and every country
home should be well groomed, and
a concerted movement by the people
of every community should be made
to see that such grooming is general
throughout the community.
A good lence may compel your
neighbor "to be good," but fences do
not make for attractive town and vil
lage landscapes. Open lawns, dotted
with shrubs and trees are more natur
al and restful. Observing these sim
ple rules will Improve the looks of a
whole town or a village, and it costs
little. Before the tourist migration be
gins generally through the valley
might be a good time to "fix up."
broideries. All of these she may have
had, but they are not the things that
she treasures above all others the
things which she keeps to gloat over.
No ,a woman builds her house of hap
piness as children build their play
houses of little things that others
perhaps, might call t.-iWdry."
Monday Ruth and Her SC'hildren.
Rippling Rhymes ,
I am going to the park, where the baseball artists play, and
I'm blithe as any lark that uplifts its song today. For a while I
can forget, as I watch them swat the sphere, all the weary things
that fret, and the sigh and sob and tear. There'll be time to walk
the floor with a weeprag in my hand, when this bully game is
o'er and the visitors are canned. Oh, our pitcher is in form, and a
mighty arm is his; when that wing gets good and warm he'll
snow wizards how to wiz. Vv hen I see him winding up I forget
that I must drink sorrow from a bitter cup, that will put me on
the blink. I forget that rents are high, that the larder's bare
of hash, that the children wail for pie, clothing, shoes and suc
cotash. I forget the profiteers who have soaked us left and
right, that the bankrupt court appears as the only thing in sight,
For a while I cast aside all my brooding and despair, when I see
our heroes slide round the bases on their hair. When I see the
joyous mob at the ball games, as of yore, "Well," I murmur,
through a sob, "we are growing sane once more."
LOVE and MARRIED LIFE
By the Noted Author
ID AH McGLONE GIBSON '
Tit' cuoduliiii' that u'd f tl row his
b.it m Ml' rinit now tacks las picture
i,i t't' i"Uphooe i.oie. Mi-- Fjawo f.lji.
A Woman's Happiness.
"Do you know, JoJtm," I said sud
ilt'iily, "that I think you and I could be
very good friends and very happy, tho
married (John made a little grimace
of this), if we only saw each other
"Ooia get that Into our head,
Honey. I ant you. I waul you all Ihv
"Hut I am going to stay down here
for some months. Don't you think thnt
It is best."
r nr':iii:!y do not, I would like to
nuvi you come up and me the iw
house. We can take - possession at
once. H will give you something to
think ahotit beside yourlf."
"And vtm too, John. Are you mr
Mutt I fhi'ik too nuirh utw ii.?
"It's All Wioi!."
"i if .- .r: . , you do. tU-r. eft? -y
(,';!:.. to dim It t-,i.t -.,.-
You see she doesn't have enough work
to engross her interest. I am talking
now of the women In America's mid
dle clans." he said. "Women whose
husbands protect and care for them.
It Is all wrong, Katherlne. A woman
should make quite as much business
of her home as a man does of hi
"Why, you arc talking just like
"Uh, I am talking sense. I don't be
lieve In nil that bonh that Alice spouts.
But I do believe that most men are too
indulgent with their wives."
"Meaning you." I nid.
John had the grace to blush.
"oh. I am throjrir.gr bouquets at
myself." he nid.
"Has Goodwin Rone down suuih to
( took, after the oil pni-rt," he asked I
atTUjiily, as he wandered nhout thej
rs, !!! .Hid jM'tui, miy i-iiitM nit-tit --r a
(By n. E. Browne)
The beautifying of home grounds
in towns and villages and in the
country is not only a source of pleas
ure to owners of the homes, but Is a
real community asset In ' traveling
thru the county, I have noticed that
tourists, in passing thru any commu
nity, are quick to give attention to
local improvements; that a town In
which the grounds about residences
are improved, universally excite fav
orable comment. At this time of the
year there should be a general set
ting out of trees and shrubs for shade
beauty and protection, and the plent-
ing of back yards with vegetable.,
fruita and flowers as a means of re
ducing the high cost of living, and of
adding to the pleasure ot the table
and the beauty of the home surround
ings. As a preliminary to this ther
should be a general cleaning up m
every community. Tin cans, ash piles
and other debris should be removed.
Crude Oil Advances
Pittsburg, Pa May 15. Corning
crude oil was advimced 25 cents a
bariel to $1.25- by the principal pur
chasing agencies here today. Corning
crude is the grade produced in south
A decrease in the price of fruits and
vegetables Is In sight at Salem, accord
ing to local dealers.
f Potatoes Wanted i
Highest Prices l
People's Cash f
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as is necessary, free of charge.
Our service la the expert kind.
and our experience Is t always at your
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You have heard of this battery and its
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NOT BROTHERS THE SAME MAN
High Street at Ferry Salem, Oregon
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that you are as anx
ious to save time as to save
money. We don't cut
cornerc and slight your job
to make way for the next,
6 but we do save many a
minute by cutting out falsa?
motions, by having thing!
handy and ready and
- knowing our job from top
I to bottom. '.
... ., .
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a slice of our light, white, pare,
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