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The Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon
Kn Independent Newspaper
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fondajr by The Capital Journal
Printing Co., 186 South Coinmer
A Curious Spectacle
President-elect Harding is busy consulting what he terms
very inspiring. The French thea-' times.
trc8 were a liberal education;! But, on the whole, he behaved
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"the best minds" Of the country in the effort to determine i tistic clarity and a model of allUpectior.: and within his youth
upon a DOlicV of some kind for his incoming administration. ! oung aspirants. In fact, the i ful heart lay that deathless magic
Elected as "harmony" candidate, and maintaining through
puts m. Editor ap.d Publisher
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By Robert Qulllen,
A 1 it 1 r
nuu among inese are me,
liberty and the pursuit of a
Evidence multiplies that
the shipping board wasn't a
wood!" he groaned. "I shall never
touch a saw agin."
"You needn't!" his wife promis
ed him. "I'm sorry I urged you
to borrow Farmer Green's saw.
spring source of all art was France f the creative mind which trans- And 1 wouldn't think of letting
and Paris the orntiniental foun- : mutes leaden realitv into eolden : vuu nttenmr such rWinirprniis mnrir
out the campaign a successful straddle Upon vit&l issues. tllG tain jet from which flashed the j romance which Is blind to the 'another time."
time is near when he must take a definite stand and outline I eve,liWns waters that a" mi'-isw,li(l and wnh tnansforms it Paddy Muskrat suddenly said
iiuo nit picturesque. that he reit better. He had dis-
very pretty. He did not add! A saucy smile from a pretty covered at last that he had sawed
Hmn, .i . ... : . Tdayw Dto,
cut off Paddy Muskrat's ft '
War and its reactions: Dol
lar a year, dollar an hour, dol
lar a day.
At that, Europe's war dogs
are no more persistent than
America's rum hounds
D'Annunzio doesn't depend
upon a committee. He pro
vides his own gall of fame.
Harvard astronomers claim
to have discovered a new star.
Vamp or juvenile stuff?
Getting in touch with the
dead won't help much, Mr.
Edison. What the world needs
is a machine that will get
something out of dead beats.
Praises be, there is no graft
connected with the building of
mansions in the skies.
Tlie reactionary can't out
grow bis conviction that the
sle I will inherit the earth.
Good intentions are seldom
worth much unless tl
a solution for the nation's problems.
The "best minds" are evidently those of the politicians,
mail ior tne consultations are limited to tnem. now tne politician
ranks superior in intellect and capacity to the thinker, the
creator and the doer, is a mystery that only the president
elect can fathom, but he has evidently done it to his own
sal isfaction, for the "best minds" called-in are office-holders,
past, present, or prospective, all republicans, except a few
democrats like Bryan and Reed who qualified in mental
pre-eminence by deserting their party.
The spectacle is a curious one, and never before witnessed.
Here is the duly accepted and annointed leader of a great
party virtually confessing that he does not know how to
lead. Only natural perhaps, because never having led, being
without deep convictions and habituated to accept unques-
ionabiy the dictum of party bosses, he finds himself in a
sorry predicament now that destiny has played a prank and
placed him in the seats of the mighty with the scepter of!
empire in his hand.
To enable Mr. Harding to make up his mind as to what
right and what is wrong, the hundred "best minds" repre
senting a party divided against itself on fundamental issues,
arc offering a hundred kinds of advices. And the president-
)e hopes to weave out of the many-colored threads of
diverse views a gray garb of compromise that will please
all and the chances are, will please none.
At any rate, there is a startling contrast with previous
presidents, ueveianu expressed his convictions without
equivocation and stood pat ; Roosevelt fearlessly outlined his
program and bull-dozed the politicians to secure by com
promise as much as possible; Taft judiciously expressed his
ideas and amicably surrendered to the politicians; Wilson
chartered his own course, ignored the politicians and refused
all compromise. There was this much in common all had
convictions and did not have to consult a hundred best minds
to find "where they were at."
Meanwhile in his search for a policy, Mr. Harding con
tinues to play safe, to talk generalities and preach platitudes
in his public addresses uttering.
"Thoughts belonging to nobody, like old coats
Cheaply borrowed out of a dead man's wardrobe."
that some of the waters were bot
tled and kept in Daila of chonnei!
He wrote many gracefully com
posed pages when he wrote at
all concerning the misty beauty
of the French landscape and the
effect of the rising sun of Notre
Dame, He had seen it rise several
girl on an April day germinated
into a graceful string of verse by
night; a chance encounter by the
Seine, a laugh, a fiy adieu and
a delicate short story was born,
perhaps to be labored over and
groomed and swaddled and nou
rished into life or to be aUm
iloned, perhaps, in the back yard
of literary debris.
Kozer's Plan of
Approval of the suggestion of
fered by Secretary of State "
' uuu buwbu uaer
off nothing but the tip of his shoe " '"Brnce of state officials
which stuck far out beyond his
HE TA LEQF
toes. He wasn't even scratched.
Mr. Turtle never knew the truth
of the matter, though, of course
Mrs. Paddy found it out later. But
he had promised Paddy that he
needn't saw any more wood. And
being a person of her word, she
told her husband that he might as
well take Farmer Green's saw
back to the hjirn.
"I can't do that!" he replied.
"Why not?" she asked.
on motor v , ! i i . i n
traffic problems, is expressed b
J. urant Hinkle, secretarv of
for Washington, in a letter re
ceived by Jiozer Wednesday, win'
me suggests the meeting be held
in Portland on December -o -i
or 22. Secretary of State Joie's of
Idaho has already expressed his
approval ot the p,an suggesting
Portland as the meeting ,j, .
Tl.v,l, , 7- "" uu
w.i.jci iA ur 23 i
of state for California
yet to be I
ueara irom before a definite a...
I promised I'd never touch a I and meeting place
. suggestion contemplat
ed a conference of not only secre
taries of state but of the hPa,u ...
..Uw.uu.ie departments and tr-if
And, of course, I can
my promise," Paddy
So it was Mrs. Paddy thru re
turned the saw. And people say
that Farmer Green never even
Edgar A. Guest
We do not look on them In hate
Because their robes are out of date
And torn and shabby, for we know
The hearts beneath with friendship
Rntny Dnj Clothes.
Behind the rainy day there lies
Blossoms and birds and sunny
The clouds are but a mantle BX&Y
Designed for just a rainy day. I
And as with men who sometimes So when there comes a rainy day
vvenr I And all above is robed in gray,
Harsh raiment for their hours of Why should we turn away and sigh
care, J And fear to look upon the sky?
And yet beneath each uniform Life still la fair! The birds and
rile kindly hearts continue warm,, bees.
no uu- is lair, despite tne gray Thp hlacanma :,,l ih lufv ire.
And sombre garment ol the day. I
A Sad Accident
With one foot resting upon the
log, on the wrong side of the
Paddy .Muskrat sawed very slowly
But when he noticed his wife
climbing upon the bank of the
pond he began to saw fcster.
Suddenly, to Mrs. Paddy's amaze
ment, he dropped the saw and fell
to the ground screaming.
She run quickly to his side.
"What is it?" she cried." What's
"I've sawed off the end of my
right foot!!' Paddy groaned."
"There it is!" he mid. And he
pointed at something that lay
beneath the log.
.Mrs. Paddy took one look anri
grew faint. It was no wonldei
that she felt queer; for there was
the toe of her husbands shoe,
half buried in the sawdust!
"Stay right where you are!" she
iuiu rnuuy. tb going to get
Aunt Polly, Woodchuck."
"Don't do it!" Paddy called.
"I've had enough of her doctoring
i took her advice; and now look
at me! I'm lamed for life."
He said so much that his poor
wife didn't know what to do. She
wanted to fetch Aunt Polly. But
she didn't quite dare to.
If old Mr. Turtle hadn't waddled
up the bank just then there's no
Knowing whm would have hap
Mrs. Paddy was very glad to see
the old gentleman.
"What shall we do?" she asked
him. "My husband had sawed off
the end of his right foot. Do you
think we ought to saw off the end
of the left one, to make them
"That's not a bad idea," said
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Paddy Muskrat had been groan
ing and moaning and rolling upon
the ground. But when he heard
what his wife und old Mr. Turtle
were saying he sat up and yes!
he actually shook his fist at them.
"You're not going to saw off
my other foot!" he shouted.
"lie objects," said Mr. Turtle.
"So the only thing we can do will
be to sew that piece of his foot in I
While Mrs. Paddy hurried home
to get ti needle and thread, her I
husband lay quite still upon the
ground. He sighed now and then.
And .Mr. Turtle fanned him.
"Does your foot hurt you much?
the old gentlemtn tasked Paddy.
"The pain is dreadful," Paddy
.Muskrat answered. "I wish you
would get me something to eat.
Maybe I'd feel belU-r ,f you did."
Mr. lurtle was a kind hearted
old chap, He went a 'id fuuml a
choice lily bulb for Paddy, who
ate it greedily. He was lust about
tn ask Mr. Turtle to fetch a clam
for him, when his wife returned
"Now," she said to Mr. Turtle
as she threaded her needle, "if
you'll please get the end of my
husband's foot for me, I'll sew it
on for him."
"Certainly!" said Mr. Turtle. He
picked the toe of Paddy's shoe
out of the sawdust. And then he
stopped short. "This is strange."
he said. "The toe of this shoe tl
empty. There's nothing in it!
Where's the end of his foot, I
should like to know?"
"I hope it's not lost!" Mrs. Pad
dy said anxiously.
Paddy Muskrat screamed at the
mere thought of such a dreadful
old Mr. Turtle. "But we must he Li
careful to make them exactly the "This is what comes of saw
Wo do not ask our friends to be
Always attirod in finery.
We find them garbed to till the soil
lit raiment thick with dirt and oil
Anil sorry sights to look upon,
And yel our love continues on;
ours to know,
and we shall
With them through many an aftei
Friendly the day shall still remain
Though dressed in gray to suit tht
The Restless Sex
gold-brick game played
go, but there is al-
oniebody to buy a used
By Ilobert Chamb s, Author of "Barbarians,"
etc. (Copyrighted 111 18 by Robert W.
N is a simple matter to
make an American of an im
migrant if one can start with
One judges from the com
ment of Japanese newspapers
HUM Japan thinks she
Id III I'llll!
fiiit out what r
be my vehicle I
1 forgot to te
dead within a w
1 am rather he wrote again. He did say that
9 had this ex-J he was enjoying his work and
luate nurse, that he hjxd begun to feel a cer
ld Immensely tain affection for Paris partieul
ect and self- arly after he had been away travl-
ling in Germany, Spain (and Italy.
Really, he admitted, it was like
coming home. The usual was still
happening to James Cleland.
lie had an apnrtment, now,
overlooking the Luxemburg Gar-
had friends to dinner
There was always
do. Life had become
t never desire
1 graduate 1
tnd start in to
i ne preacher might hold j
hi.-' congregation by filling the
church with flying dust and
the smell of burned gasoline. I
The manufacturers of un
ion suits solved one problem
for those who had difficulty
in making ends meet.
st properly shall
sou that Oswald I Plenty to
.nd mother are
k of each other,
boy, he is stuu
tiii'i lie won't
give any more teas for the pre
eenti but t'm to drop in the next
time I'm in town. 1 believe he
has inherited a great deal of mo
ney. I'm filad, because now he
will be uble to devote every second
to creative work without a thought
of financial gain.
Harry Belter Is such a funny,
lat man. He asks after you every
time I meet him. 1 sent you
some of his cartoons in the Star.
Badger Spink is uu odd sort jf
man with his big, boyish figure
and his mass of pompadour hair
and his intextinguishable energy
and amazing talent, lie draws,
draws, dinws all the time; you see
nts pictures tn every periodical;
yot he seems to have time for all
sorts of gaiety, private theatricals,
entertainments. He belongs to the
flayers, the Ten Cent Club, the
Dutch Treat, Illustrators. Lotus.
Coffee House, Two by Four and
about A hundred othqys and I
think he's president of most ot
them. He always sends his re
gards to you and requests to
know whether you're not yet fed
To whom this may concern;
l iil saj that for a number of
yetirs I was afflicted with a naucer
on Hie Usfl aide of my face, it wor
ried me greatlj and I decided to
have it removed. On July 8, iao.
1 railed on Dr. s. . Stone lor Ireal-
meow. in- applied a medicine foi
" aays mill on duly i.-ih the
enneer came out. The place healed
up readily ami has caused me
can ivi-ouiinend Ir. stone and
in-, treatment to any one ho may
iK- mriietcd wiui Cancer,
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only thine- funnv it!
the averape movie comedy is
the idea that bathing girls are
essential to comedy.
We have All-American base
ball and fool ball teams. Per
haps in time we shall have
that sort of congress.
Russia's experience ipneltoo
IIS Tht a vi; 1 i
I i- .-, , H""i.v.a. deaf or ill usped. or something. .
revolution. like chanty, must Yo haven't said much about
begin at home.
up with Latin
whatever that means!
And Clarence Verne always men
lions you. Such a curious nn
lb a face like Pharaoh. and
gyiillan hands, too. deeply cut
in between thumb and forefincer
like the hands of people scultured
in rise reliefs on Egyptian tomfc
-m such iovci.v girls he paints:
so exquisite ile is a very odd
ntn with a fixed gaze. and
I speaks as though he were a trifle
moti N. lsth Street.
Salem, Ore., Dee. 15, 1920.
41 ii if M TIlMI iff Ti'
There's one good feature
about an era of tight money.
Men don't need to strike in
order to get a vacation.
Every once in a while a
woman driver will turn the
right way and wreck some-1
bedy who thought she didn't)
know how to drive. '
yourself, Jim. in your last let
and also your letters arrive
longer and longer Internals.
(Somehow, I think that MM
becoming reconciled to Parte.
don't believe you feel very lonely
my longer. Rut what do you do
L iuiiusc inuiwii alter you hours lo
ot work are ended And who arc
your new friends over there? For.
of courae, you must have made
new- friends t don't mean the
studc-its whoso lyuiies vou have
occasionally mentioned. Haven't
you met any nice girls?
Some other time will not
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d:d not mention having met
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