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BLACK BECOMES WHITE.
The Portland Oregonian, which repeatedly declared that re
pudiation of the League of Nations by the republican party was
"unthinkable," now rejoices over the repudiation. It declares,
This is no victory for the no-leapuers. Nor is it a victory for those who
would try to make the best of the Wilson league by means of reservations.
It is a compromise, prompted on the one hand by determination to repudiate
the whole course of .President Wilsor. in regard to the league, on the other
hand to pursue the development of American foreign policy by making this
nation a party to international co-operation in judicial settlement of disputes
and formulation of a body of international law, and to frequent conference
for prevention of war. ,
The Sacramento Bee, the personal organ of Hiram Johnson,
Y ARTHUR SCOTT
A Blow for the Bully. i cal had nothing better to do he flew
Jaqnn. T .. v, ., .a .. . i .i . . t
which has all along opposed the League of Nations declares that! his head, one of them ! wasThat a per-!,ver t0 he stone waU Just t0 ta,k t0
the republican platform is a "signal victory for Johnson" and couldn't be haPPy unless he was Mr- Chippy ftnd te" hlm what he thot
what Johnson presents and that to nominate anv one who had makin a reat deal of noise. And if, f hlm-
Adverusing represen.ai.veir . i. . , ,..,,. .;fh ......;... - rai!I,n.0tlnno M ""g mai rousea jaspers m mere, rea-neaa: jasper jay
Ward. Tribune BKlg., New York; w.f .""" vu.....vuo, wrath, it was the sight of some quiet, ! shouted. "Come out here on the wall!
It Stockwell, Peoples Gas. Bldg.. j "border On Stultification. Says the Bee: j modest little neighbor that minded his :I want to see you."
Chicago. ' i Spnntnr Jrihnson won romnletelv him lnn floht nBatnca th tinmi. n. Own affairs and ImA liM tn anv i ATr Phinnu thruct h! VimnA tf,ni,h
r:. ul 'neati
MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press Is exclusively
entitled to the use for publication of
all news dispatches credited to it or
not otherwise credited in this paper
ajd also local news nuhlished herein.
(By the- Country Kdllor.)
Lynns, Or., June 6. This section of
Minion county seems to be headquar
ters for plnneer settlers of the San
Uma valley who, owing to favorable
circumstances and a predilection for
the pursuits of husbandly, turned their
owoids Into the plow, after driving
away the suvase natives, and improve
the opportunity to do something In
the way of developing a farming com
munity that turned other veterans
green with envy. While diligent In the
pursuits of their favorite vocaton, they
never failed to stop long enough to see
the funny side of life, W. H. Swank,
who has lived In this settlement for
nearly a half century, takes delight In
telling of the funny things that hap
pened In his boyhood days.
His father, David Swank, was one
of the first settlers along tho Santlam
river. In those days they had no roads
and of course no automobiles or rapid
means of transportation. In proving
up on his homeutend, he says, his fa
ther used to walk from the place to
Salem and walk back. It was a tire
come task and required several days.
Upon one occasion he had not been
foellng well, the result of a severe
toothache. Tired from the long walk,
he sat upon a stump for a minute, a
few miles from home, to test, and
nurse that painful member. While he
Vim thus engaged Dr. Vm. W'elck of
Silverton, a pioneer dentist, came
up the trail on a horse and stop
ped In front of the man "up
a stump." Mr. 8wank supposed It was
ftome cruiser wanting to be directed,
for everyone went to the senior Swank
when he wanted to know anything
about land locations or direction
"Say," said the veternn dentist, "aint
you got the toothache?" "You're right,
I have," was the rely. The tooth ex
tractor laid his victim out across the
klg stump and with the modern Im
plement of the times a turn-key ex
tracted the tooth. From that time on
the dentist and the pioneer farmer
Some funny things happened In
those early days. I recall a story re
lated some years ago by Rev. Bennett,
a ploneor Baptist minister who lived
at Mehania. lie went In company with
another man one Sunday In the winter
time to hold a meeting, the town and
place he did not name, as he states
they do things better there now. lie
went to the hall at the appointed Hut
and there was snow covering he plat
form In front of the building tit a depth
of two inches, and the only tinck on it
was that of a dog and he was goln
In the opposite direction. They went
Into the room and after staying there
for it half hour one man came.
"We preached to him and If you
ever saw a tired mortal in your Ufo H
was that man, In about a hnlf hour. I
did most of the talking," said tho min
ister. "Hut the congregation grew
from that time on and I presume they
are having good meetings there now."
The schools In Lyons will close next
Friday with the usual annual com
mencement exercises In the evening.
Mrs. Kora Davis ,n former teachev
In the LynnR school, visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Able yesterday.
Percy Hlatt motored to Albany a
few days ago to get gasoline, hut his
efforts were of no avail.
Announcement of the Intended mar
rlage of Miss Alia Ulatt to Alexander
llodacker was made a few days ago
and a shower was given the intended
bride last evening at the home of her
parents In Lyons.
Nations. The result is the culmination of his long, hard and Dracticallv sin-! There was one such chap who made i the leaves of the wild eranevine. And
ele-hnnded flsrht acninst the league ff.-ir when th Kenntni atnrtd rw.nlHtirf ! fl home in the wild ffraDevine that one could hardlv sav that he looked
against It, the country was overwhelmingly in favor of the league. I grew upon the stone wall in front off pleased. Like most people, he was not I QriPffnl P pA 01Tll
'a visits. Buti r
t T1 .
ed back upon the wall. But Mr. Chip- nalReveluT -C'
py had vanished. He had dived und,U.i .... . 100 A. Jr:: ... "
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the cover of the srranevinpa nnA fci Kal Ums,-
" ' "Pon which return. ,
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"I declare " said Jasper at last
"I declare, he"s got away from me!"
And so Jasper went off, shaking his
head. He had never supposed that mild
Mr. Chippy would dare do anything
so bold as to knock anybody off
it is plain tnat Jasper had never
learned that one can be brave without
boasting. And as he flew off across the
road toward the river, Jasper thought
he heard a peculiar noise from the
depths of the wild prapevlne.
It was only Mr. Chippy, chuckling to
himself. For Jaser had made him
quite happy .after all though not ex
actly in the way that the blue-coated
bully had intended.
There ia no compromise about the plank. It simply makes
the Republican issue the rejection of the Treaty of Versailles,
with or without reservations, and those partisan organs like the
Oregonian, that favored the peace treaty, will eat crow and say
'they like it. They can call it a compromise, but the compromise
consisted in bartering a principle for party harmony. -
It doesn't make any difference to the dyed-in-the-shoddy
partisans what the platform says or who the nominees are. They
will support and praise both, regardless, for to them the voice of
the party is the voice of God.
MORALITY OF THE PARTISAN.
Oregon's delegation to the republican national convention was
instructed at the primary election to vote for Hiram Johnson. Im
mediately after election, Wallace McCamant, one of the delegates,
announced that he repudiated the peoples' instructions and would
vote for General Wood, despite the fact that in his statement in
the official pamphlet he had declared that he refused to commit
himself to any candidacy so as to be free to abide by the popular
Other Oregon delegates, despite personal inclinations, an
nounced that they would abide by popular instructions and vote
for Johnson. How long the delegation must remain instructed is
not stated in the statutes, but the reasonable supposition is until
the candidate's cause became hopeless, or until he released them,
On the first ballot, the Oregon delegation voted 9 Johnson, 1
iWood, the one being McCamant. On the fourth ballot, however,
the vote stood 5 Johnson, 5 Wood, four additional delegates hav
ing repudiated their instructions. Johnson had steadily gained
on every ballot, and his cause was by no means hopeless, when
the desertion occurred. He had not released the instructed dele'
gates from his support.
In explanation of his vote, Mr. McCamant said at the con
vention: ' . ,
"I am more confirmed than ever since coming here that Johnson is s
dangerous man. Under no circumstances will I ever vote for him except this,
that under my conception of my obligation as a delegate,, if Johnson were
nominated I would vote for him and contribute to the campaign fund."
Here we have an example of the curious moral twist of the
partisan mind, and the sacredness of the convention over the peo
pie. The people of Oregon instructed for Johnson, but Mr. Mc
Camant had no scruples about repudiating the popular dictum,
He regards Johnson as too dangerous to vote for, even though
the people of Oregon favor him, but if the convention favors John
son, he regards it as his duty to vote for him and contribute to the
Mr. McCamant regards it as no part of his obligation as a
delegate to abide by the wishes of his constituency, but declares
that his obligations as a delegate bind him to support the choice
of the convention, even though convinced that the choice is "a
too dangerous man" and menaces the welfare of the nation. The
action of the people could not bind him, but the action of the pol
iticians controlling the convention is sacred and stills his con
science. Can you beat it ?
"You don't, look Juippy!" he scoffed,
PLACING THE BLAME. ,
Of all wild times these are the worst : our divers coata we
lose; and sages with an aching thirst blame things to lack of
nooze. i ne Honest toiler can t get stewed when his day s work is
o'er, and so he strikes, in bitter mood, and jumps the useful chore.
If he continues at his task, though angry, sad and dry, oh, what,
the thirsty sages ask, will that man's wages buy? He cannot buv
a crate of gin nor purchase beer or ale; then why toil on for use
less tin? And what's the use of kale? He cannot seek the Gilded
Hole where large glass schooners clank; he simply has to take his
roll, and put it in the bank. He has to buy a house and lot, or
get his children duds; for in the village there's no spot where
he can purchase suds. He has to spend for useful things the toil-1
stained, hard-earned sum that he would gladly see take wings
where reigned the Demon Rum. Then who can wonder that he
spurns the job with wages fine, when he can't bur, wtih all he
earns, a flagon or a stein ?
the farmhouse. His name was Mr.
Chippy; and he was never known to
do anybody the least bit of harm. On
the contrary, he was auite heloful to
Farmer Green's wife, for he went to
the farmhouse almost every day and.
ciearea me crumbs ort the kitchen
But Jasper Jay complained that Mr.
Chippy was altogether too humble.
"He never says anything .except
'Chip, chip, chip, chip,' " Jasper of
ten remarked. "And his voice Is so
high and thin that anybody would
think he was a little old lady, to hear
him. He's too quiet to get on in the
world. And as for a good time, I don't
believe he ever had one in all his
Jasper said a good many other un
pleasant things about mild Mr. Chip
py. And one day when the saucy ras-
overjoyed by Jasper Jay'
he crept on top of the stone wall and
chipped a howdy-do to his caller.
"That's no way to greet anybody!"
cried Jasper Jay, rudely. "If you want
to make a person feel that he Is wel
come you ought to speak up good and
loud and slap him on the back. And
you must look happy, too."
Little Chippy smiled faintly.
But Jasper Jay was not satisfied.
"You don't look happy!" he scoffed.
"You appear as if you had a pain
somewhere . . . Come, now, let me hear
you give a hearty laugh!"
If Mr. Chippy had known that his
caller was going to be so rude he
would have stayed hidden in the wljd
grapevine. And now he wished that
Jasper would go away and leave him
In peace. As for laughing, he saw
nothing at all to laugh at.
"You'd better do as I tell you!" Jas
per Jay warned him. And he raised
his crest and stamped angrily upon the
stone wall. "You're all together too
quiet. I want you to laugh loud."
"You going to be happy If I have
to break every bone In your body,
Naturally, that threat did not help
little Mr. Chippy to laugh. Instead, he
looked quite worried. He knew that
Jasper was a bully. And there was no
telling what he might do to anyone
so small as Mr. Chippy was. So he
tried his best to please Jasper. But he
was so upset that he could manage
only a feeble "Chip.chip, chip, chip!
"That'll never do," Jasper told him.
"Maybe this will, then," said Mr.
Chippy, quietly. And darting at Jasper
Jay, he knocked him off the stone wall
before Jasper knew what was happening.
Jasper Jay was furious. He scrambl-
Taxes For Year
Due This Month
Owing to the fact that the special
taxes for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1921, are due and payable during
Collector Miller w0U14 Fm(1t
preciate co-operation of taxM 1
making their returns o,
the present month. Collector of Inter-'early in June as possible. rM
hi!. i lor hi .
. F'vasure boa,. SJtk
brokers, pawn bro'e
classes of taxpav-. o,
re-registration under aVS?
not later than Julv i ir?
they will be deiiBqtt;BL"w
On or before June ..
installment of the Income
due and payable and
tax were sent out some
sons who fail to pay
bailment due on 'Jun.
quired within 10 davsaftwT'
demand, to pay the entirTo
balance on their Income taTS
to pay one Installment hT
makes due and payable all ELS
Installment, which would ST'
We are selling out our line of
At prices that every farmer and fruit grow
er cannot afford to overlook.
LOVE and MARRIED LIFE
By the Noted Author
ID AH McGLONE GIBSON
"Why, I'm sure, honey. Why do you
ask me that? The only people I've ever
seen at close range that were married
were your own dear father and mother
and they were very happy, but you
know your father was such an Invalid
and he was so dependant on your mo
ther that the affection between them
was more that of mother and child
than husband and wife. But certainly,
either you are In an unfortunate circle
of friends, my dear Katherine, or the
modern marriage leaves much to be
desired in the way of happiness."
"Well, you see, Hannah, Its because
women are In a state of transition. We
are trying to emerge from that conm
Hon of 'belonging' that was the condi
tion of the wife of other days, and
men have not quite realized that we
want to be considered something more
than than a possession. I think that
makes all the trouble. The reason fa
ther and mother were so happy was be
cause he never did consider mother a
"Don't Cry, Honey."
"Well, don't cry, honey. I believe if
I were married to a man" I looked at
Hannah's gaunt fonn and wrinkled
face and smiled to myself, for you see
that I, too, had the Idea that a woman
must be prepossessing tp hold her hus
band's love "what would you do if
you were married to a man who thot
you must be 'dolled' up all the time?"
I interrupted. '
Tomorrow Hannah's Ideas on marriage.
San Francisco 4 10 2
Salt Lake 8 14 2
Gordon, McQualde and Telle; Lev
erenz and Byler.
Portland - 2 7. 1
Oakland 0 7 2
Ross and Koehler; R. Arlett and
Coast League Scores
R. H. K.
Seattle 8 9 3
Vernon 11 12 2
Geary, Brenton, Zamlock and Bald
win; Schellenback and Devormer.
Los Angeles 0 4 2
Sacramento 4 11 2
i O. Crandall and Lapan; Mails ana
Branch Library To
Open At Highland
. School Wednesday
A branch of the city library will be
open at the Highland school from t p.
m. to 9 p. m. Wednesday night begin
ning next Wednesday as a result of
action taken by a committee of the
Highland Parent-Teacher association,
the Salem school board and the city
library board. The branch will be un
der the supervision of Mrs. George
Thompson. Some ceremony, likely in
the form of a band concert, will be
held at the opening, next week.
The soup serving plan which was
tried out at the school Is now beyond
the experimental stage, It is said, and
is to be put on a permanent basis.
More than -1500 bowls of soup have
been served since March.
In strength, point of attendance and
for ex-service men in the ranks com
pany L, of Silverton, is the banner
guard company in the state, Adjutant
General George A. White, who visited
the company Incognito several nights
ago, said Thursday.
The company at Silverton is handi
capped by several disconcerting fe
tures, chief among which is the wt
that the armory is in poor condition
and an unfit place in which to drill,
the colonel said.
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Big Census Gain
Washington, June IS. I.a Oranrte,
Or., 88 IS, Increaso 2070 or 42,7 per
North Braildock, Va., 1 4.028, in
crease 3104 Or 20. S per cent. '
Now Kensington, Pu 11.9S7, In
crease 4280 or 65.5 per cent.
BT CIRCUS JfA
"Ther's vnmeihln' I'm crary nbout
' I'm gotn' r git a dish vthtm tlineo
f.'t n-'rnml," s;i!il l.dtc P.::d tVHy, n,
ll ti.'t"! !fc,Tlt t'di'l !;iW ill ii t"''; M lint.
VVti.i? a lH'-tlnc o' h' tiU- tin ,;ivtficd
Some Modern Ideas.
"What's the matter, Miss Katherln
darling?" said Hannah, as she opened
my door and came In and took me up
In her arms just as she used to do
when I was a little girl. "You haven't
quarreled with the handsome husband
of yours, have you?"
"I don't know whether I have or
not," I answered somewhat incoher
rently. "Well, I Just saw him going out of
the gate stamping down the walk with
a grip In each hand and I come up
here and find you sobbing your heart
out. It looks ns if something were the
"There Is something the matter,
Hannah, but I don't know just what It
la When John Is away from me I sit
down and think about him he seems
to 1 everything in the world that I
could possibly wish for and I believe
that's Just the way he thinks of mi
when he thinks of me (it all. But the
moment we come together we seem
mutually disappointed with each other,
Kor. instance, when John eame in on
the train you know I went to meet
him in mv blue skirt and shirt wnist
and the long blue silk maternity
coat I expect I Mas a little dragged
, Not a Bit of Rogue.
"I hndn't put a bit of rouge on for
weeks and John was so disappointed
with my looks that he didn't even of-
fer to kiss me. I came home, got Into
this neallgee, dressed up and he seem
ed to like nie again, but as usual we
began to talk about money. Why, do
you know, Hannah, the only subjects
John ami I can talk on are my ap
pearance and money, and we nevet
agree on either. John seems to. think
I should be beautiful and bright and
guy and happy under any circumstan
ces. Ho can never conceive if a con-,
ditUm that should ruffle me physically:
or menti'lly. Ami Just at present. H.m-i
nnh. I am really very human. I want
to b petted a Utile, even if I am not
lonfctaft my best."
' Wi! 1 you dlsipnoin'el in Mr..
ft. 'in i-1 . ; i . !!.., V. ? -'-.1 he .:'!'!'-l
"Well, I've seen him when he looked
better. He waa unshaven and his linen
was soiled, but of course, Hannah, you
know he had been traveling for u
couple of nights." '
"Yes, my dear, I know that, but you
have some excuse, too, for not looking
your best. I may be an old maid, Miss
Katherino, but it's from choice, and
one of the reasons I have never mar
ried Is because of all this silly talk
among men, and even among women,
that if a woman wants to keep a mans
love she must always be on dress pa
rade. How many times have you seen
In the newspapers that a woman
should not wear curl papers at the
breakfast table, and yet did you ever
see it written that a man should not
come in his shirt sleeves, unshaven and
without a collar to his own table? I
never did. Some time ago the newspa
pers carried a report of a prominent
woman writer, who. though married,
lived In a separate home from her hus
band to keep their love free from the
common places that mar many marri
ages. I think her idea was good."
Trim and Puritanical.
I looked at Hannah in surprise.
naun t areamea tnat sne held tmm
ideas on the marriage question, She
was o trim and puritanical, and I
knew she had been my mother's friend
as well as servant for at least forty
years. I expected to hear from her the
most mld-Victorlan Ideas and here she
was giving me a taste of the radical
Ism of the most modern feminist.
"Do you really think, Hannah." I
said, "that this woman has solved the
problem tf how to be happy though
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