Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, February 02, 1954, Page 4, Image 4

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Tuesday, February 2, 1954
Capital AJournal
An Independent Newspaper Established 1888
BERNARD MAINWARING, Editor and Publisher
GEORGE PUTNAM, Editor Emeritus
Published every afternoon except Sunday at 280 North
Church St. Phone 2-2406.
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Public power advocates have sought to make it appear
that we must build the controversial half a billion dollar
Hells Canyon project on the Snake river or there will be
no more development of the upper reaches of the Columbia
basin. It is becoming increasingly clear that such is not
the case.
Confronted with the likelihood that Hells Canyon won't
be built for a good many years, even if the Idaho Power
Co. is prevented from developing its three sites by legal
obstructions, the U.S. Bureau of Keclamation is taking an
other look at alternative sites on the Snake river and liking
what it sees better than it did earlier.
Harold T. Nelson, Boise, regional director of the bureau
In the Pacific Northwest, says this agency has "about de
cided that it will be more economical to build two dams
instead of the one initially proposed at Mountain Sheep
down the river from the Hells Canyon site, but above the
junction with the Salmon river, hence not an obstruction
to salmon spawning.
The bureau has found that the site contains structural
flaws that will make the high dam more costly than origin
ally estimated, but satisfactory for a lower one. The
bureau is now thinking of one dam 480 feet high and an
other 160 feet high as costing less than one 665 feet high.
It seems to be a guiding principle that beyond a certain
point the higher the dam the more costly the unit of power
In the meantime the Army Engineers have withdrawn
their objections to construction of the $364,000,000 Priest
Rapids dam and power plant on the Columbia by state of
Washington public utility districts, and two new govern
ment dams on the heretofore undeveloped Clearwater are
now being proposed. This in addition to The Dalles, at
ready under construction and the proposed John Day dam
upstream from The Dalles.
Isn't it pretty clear by now that the problem will not be
finding available sites, but persuading an economy-minded
congress to make appropriations for Northwest power
projects? If this is true, why are1 those who profess to
be concerned about a power shortage and eager to see the
Northwest developed fighting to prevent the Idaho Power
company proceeding with its project whose financing is
already assured ?
James Roosevelt, eldest son of the late Franklin D.
Roosevelt, denying his wife's charges that he committed
adultery with 12 women, says he was being blackmailed
when he signed a letter admitting nine infidelities and
Jistea the names or the women involved.
Jimmie says he knew the letter to be false but signed it
to Keep his wife from suing for divorce in 1945, thereby
adding to his sick father's burden as president. And he
also said that he will decide before April 2 whether he will
run for congress in the 26th district in California for
which he had announced his candidacy.
Roosevelt said in his prepared statement:
"My wife has chosen to make the most ugly accusation which it is
possible to muke against any man. Each and every allegation of mis
conduct by the 12 persons mentoined with me is completely false and
without foundation."
Koosevelt offered "an especial apology to the nine women named
in the letter signed by him. Kach and every one of them is completely
innocent of any misconduct with me." he said. ' The harm which
has been done them 1 can never repair, but 1 can and. do emphasize
their innocence, ask their forgiveness and understanding of this un
fortunate incident."
That's a pretty lame excuse. He confesses that he actu
ally blackmailed nine women he now declares innocent, and
thereby admits that he either lied then or now. He proved
himself a cad and a bounder as well as a libertine.
There is nothing in Jimmy Roosevelt's career to justify
his holding of public office. His sole asset is his family
name and the magic name is in his case a myth, for he
has none of his father's or mother's characteristics. He
has never achieved anything creditable in the way of
public record and has proved he is not the type of man,
morally or mentally needed in public life to guide the des
tiny of the nation in these times of crises. G. P.
Senator Wiley Has Report
For Lady Bricker Amender
The "vigilant tec!:cd on the elevator wall.
women for the Bricker amend
ment" have been swarming over
Capitol Hill corridors, buttonholing
congressmen beleaguering senators
and planting "news" bulletins in
One of them accosted Wiscon
sin s Senator Alexander w i i e y,
chairmnn of the foreign relations
committee, who though she did
not seem to know it has been
leading the fight against the Brick
er amendment.
"I'm sorry, madam," interrupt
ed the kindly senate . after the
"vigilante" had extolled the vir
tues of Brickerism. "But I can't
change "my mind on this ubject.
I've made my position clear and
I'm going to stick to it."
"I just wish you were my hus
band for a few days," scolded the
l.idy, shaking her finger. "I'd soon
change your mind!"
Madam, replied the senator-
diplomat, "if that situation should
ever develop, I'd show wou that
I'm a real caveman at heart."
Vanishing Billion?
Treasury department chiefs are
hopping mad at the man who is
minimi: Ihe Kisrnhower Droiiram
through Ihe house of rcprescnla-1 Oh. no, on the contrary, we
lives amianie. narn-worKing , "j- t" w mem itigrim-r, oui it,. fi,,, tn l,... nnnr.
Speaker Joe Martin. Joe came I first we ; try to arrange luncheons ; jl( , , ' f brjck fr.ism(!ms
out with a compromise plan lor iwncrc delegations irom amagonis-1 . .,,, Thi. : ...,,, ,
. ...IT,' T V . . ''T" ??. i sound proof floors, helped to ,con
J?nT "? temperature and resisted fire.
"There's no Mrs. Hobby on
here," he shrugged.
"I'm a member of the cabinet,"
snapped Mrs. Hobby impatiently.
The operator reflected for a
moment, then whisked the lady
cabinet officer up to her destina
Harold Russell, the armless war
vet who played the part of sailor
Homer Parrish in the movie
"The Best Years of Our Lives,"
was telling President Eisenhower
the other day about some of his
problems as rehabilitation direc
tor of the World Veterans Federa
tion' ...
"We embrace all nations not
dominated by Moscow and you
can well imagine the diplomacy
that must be employed at our con
ventions when you consider that
we have war vet delegates from
such unfriendly nations as Israel
nd Egypt, West (Icrmany and
Krance, and Italy and Yugo
slavia," said Russell.
Very interesting." commented
Jefferson's Home
Eugene Register-Guard
Thomas Jefferson was a man of
many talents, philosopher, states
man, extremely practical politician
when he needed to be, exponent of
education and founder of the Uni
versity of Virginia and in his
spare time an architect who could
hold his own with the best of any
period. Thousands of people have
visited and admired his home,
Monticello, which he started build
ing in 1769 on a mountain top near
Charlottesville, Virginia. It's a na
tional shrine.
On March 15, Monticello will be
reopened to the public after a res
toration which has become neces
sary from the wear and tear of
more than 150 years. It is NOT a
remodeling. That would be unthink
able. It's an effort to keep Monti
cello as nearly as possible what it
was when Jefferson died in 1826
and to save it from the further rav
ages of time.
The workmen have discovered
some amazing things which are de
scribed by the Washington Post in
a feature article:
The double glass doors between
the reception hall and the drawing
room, for instance. Both open when
one is pushed. .No one has ever
known how they operated or even
where the mechanism was hidden.
ine experts believe they were
'Littered, Desk Men' Tolerant
Of Those With Clean Ones
Ike. "I suppose the competing .ih ; , ri,,j ;t;
groups sit on opposite sides." , Thcv ,carn(d ,ne(tnlth thjs way:
When Jefferson built the house,
It is ;'ut i 2:r. km that reflected a fundamental
change in attitude. J, stated that the city commission of
Rirmir.ghfc.i;, unanimously regaled its legal ban
against yrc paying football and baseball with white
The ft'ry ijr.i.trr aid Birmingham was one of the few
southern w;th such legislation in force. Repeal will
make poib an exhibition game there this spring be
tween the Milwaukee firaves and the Brooklyn Dodgers,
both of which include, negro. A further factor was that
the Atlanta club in the Southern Association baseball
league of which Birmingham is a member, is using negro
players this year.
Step by step the south is repealing or nullifying by
nonenforccrnent its segregation laws, and much of this
comes about voluntarily, without external compulsion. In
another decade segregation will be a thing of the past
throughout the south and everybody will be wondering
what all the shooting was about anvwav.
drtipping excise taxes which will
Insr the treasury a cool one billion
dollars antl both Secretary of the
Treasury Humphrey and Assistant
Secretary Randloph Burgess are
must unhappy.
Furthermore, they have commu
nicated their views vigorously to
the president, w ho is having a ses
sion with Speaker Martin.
The issue involved is much more
Important than any clash between
important personalities. It illus
trates how closely the present
government deficit has been fig
ured, and how carefully the treas
ury will have to tax in order not
to go deeper in the red.
What happened was that l nele
NEW YORK A wife at
houseclcaning time knows no
such agony as an untidy man
forced to clean off his office
To him throwing away the
paper mountain he has come to
love, layer by layer, is pure tor
ture. It is like peeling away his
I am In the process of clean
ing off my desk right now. And
if cleanliness is next to godli
ness, I'll soon be a neighbor to
Already I can see patches of
the top of my desk a horrible
dull green, after tossing away
75 pounds of unanswerable let
ters, unread books and pamph
lets, soiled socks, used coffee
cartons, small pieces of string
and lumps of sugar.
But who wants to see the top
of his desk anyway? You can't
play billiards on it If you lie
down on it the conclusion you
are loafing on the job.
All you can do with a clean
desk top is put a small sign say
ing THINK on it . . . and
look at it and brood. If the desk
is littered, you can paw into
one of the paper gullies and
find plenty to think about. But
a bare desk offers no help to a
bare brain.
A wife who shines up her
house is at least rewarded by
the comment of guests, "My,
how lovely everything looks."
But nobody walks into a business
office and says, "I just adore
the way you keep the top of
your desk. It has such a mellow
old gangrene patina. What kind
of polish do you use on it?"
There is a legend that a clean
desk reflects a clear mind. This
is merely a fable to console the
unimaginative. It is like saying
a gentleman with neatly creased
trousers can outpunch a guy in
baggy pants.
It would be more nearly truth
ful to say the man with a littered
desk recognizes and enjoys the
normal confusion of daily living
whereas the man who can't work
except at a clean desk is more
likely to be a victim of strait
jacket thinking and tries to put
life's chaotic problems into
pigeonholes. But pigeonholes are
neither for people nor their prob
lems they are for pigeons.
Men with littered desks arc
quite tolerant of men with clean
desks and merely feel sorry for j
their inefficiency. Your clean-1
desk man is always looking for
an important paper list in the
files or carelessly tossed away
in last month's wastepapcr bas
ket. But your littered-deskman
merely closes his eyes, inserts a
hand within the debris before
him and pulls out exactly what
he wants. He never is at a loss
because he saves everything,
operating on the sound belief
that you never know what is
really important In this life until
you need it. That is why he
never throws anything away.
"But psychiatrists say this
shows a terrible sense of insecur
ity." a friend of mine objected.
'Well, if your clean desk is a
sign you feel secure," I told him,
"perhaps you ought to sec a psy
chiatrist. Don't you really think
anybody who feels secure in a
mad world ought to have his head
examined now and then?"
Perhaps you are wondering
why, since I love to keep my desk
like a magpie's nest, I am bother
ing to clean it up at all. Frankly,
I was forced into it by a threat
of legal action.
On the wall two feet above my
desk I keep a sign that says, "Or
der is Heaven's first law." Gen
erally, when my desk rubble gets
level with the sign I weed it
down a bit. This is to keep the
telephone from rising out of my
I hadn't done much weeding
lately, and, the other day the
whole mass toppled over and
caught our drama critic like a
sitting duck. He was pulled out
safely, shaken but unhurt ex
cept for a slight bruise where
he had been hit by a book
called, "Will Coolidge Run
Again?" I've been intending to
read that book for some time.
The drama critic took the ac
cident in good grace. But all
the dean-desk fiends in the of
fice seized it as a golden oppor
tunity. "If you don't clean off that
desk," they said grimly, "we'll
haul you into court for main
taining a fire hazard and a men
ace to public safety."
They weren't kidding. So
what can you do?
But if I had my way, I'd let
that clutter on my desk grow
higher and higher, and be buried
in it after my death under a
headstone saying:
"Entombed : beneath his own
debris, here lies a happy knave.
"Who enjoyed a heap o' living,
as he made his desk a grave."
TOKYO (UP)-The Japanese
people feel "so sorry" about Am
ericans having to pay up to $1.25
per pound for coffee.
.The regular price in Japan has
been $2 per pound for nearly two
Salem 29 Years Ago
February 2, 1935
Homer Collins, grief stricken
brother of Floyd Collins, pinned
by a huge boulder that gripped
his leg in a Kentucky cave, had
offered $500 to the surgeon who
would amputate Floyd's leg and
release him from misery and
probable death.
Plaintiff in a Marion county di
vorce suit alleged that her hus
band displayed his false teeth in
such a manner as to render life
burdensome to her.
Walter Pemberton, local prune
grower and buyer, had an edu
cated cow. During a very stormy
night a neighbor had informed
Walter that his cow was loose.
Pemberton doubted it. But, sure
enough, bossy, be found, had
escaped from her shed by lifting
the latch on the door with her
horn. He sought the cow for an
hour through drenching rain,
wind and over steep, muddy
ground. When he returned to the
shed in dispair and disgust he
found his bossy there and com
fortable. She had re-entered by
the same method she had used in
escaping. ,
Ground breaking ceremonies
for the new Salem YMCA were
held at 1:30 this afteroon, 29
y arseago.
Salem Cherry Growers associa
tion had filed formal articles of
incorporation, the incorporators
being O. E. Brooks, George F.
Vick, and Max Gchlar.
- Installation of 235 members and
13 officers of the new Salem,
Aerie of Eagles had been ob
served at the Oddfellow's' hall. .
Some 35 members of the "re
formed" Adventists church had
disposed of all their worldly pos
sessions to gather at the home of
their Oakland leader to await the
end of the world as prophesied
by their "supreme prophetess"
Mrs. Margaret Rowen of Los Angeles.
Fried, a public utility worker and
political unknown was entered to
day in the race for the Democra
tic nomination for the U. S. Sen
ate. His platform? "If it's right,
I'm for it."
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meetings we arranged a luncheon
between Egyptian and Israeli i
delegates, at which the mutual ;
problem of rehabilitation was dis-1
"It proved highly successful,
because both delegations natural-j
ly were interested in improving
the economic stability nf their
I homelands. In a siluation like
that, it always helps to get op
posing factions talking about a
noncontrovcrsial subject of mu
itual interest."
But it also was heavy, loaded with
moisture, and a haven for termites.
In removing nogging beneath the
first floor, workmen uncovered the
secret of the double doors. Jeffer
son had swung each door on a drum
beneath it. The drums were con
nected with two hand-wrought
sprocket chains similar to a bi
cycle chain. The chains crossed
each other, turning the drums in
opposite directions with the move-,
me nt of cither door.
Simple. So simple it amazed the
architect and the encineer for the
The President remarked that he j Jefferson Memorial Foundation.
once used somewhat the same
Dan Reed. 78-year-old ruler of the tfchnique ' mop,-ing wme' hc
,,..ure .i....o . ". president of Columbia Urn-
proposes ending excise taxes. Ex- vcrsjV
t IM" UIMS Willi II IltlW Ullllg ill llll ft:
"There was a great deal of ten
sion and controversy at this meet
ing until 1 introduced a com
pletely neutral subject. I gut the
conferees talking about babies.
and a half billions year are due
In expire in April' and llccd would
not renew them.
However, the treasury feels that
this money is desperately needed
in ririlr not In thrnu' thit hnHfi'l
further out of balance. So Secrc-1 'meresie.i in and linen to lam
tary Humphrey proposes conlinu- i about. With the conferees thus
ing these taxes after April. relaxed and in a friendlier mood.
Hoping to keep peace between f"" mnv,(1 on " the important
the treasury and the man who die-1 agenda of the meeting
lutes the taxwnling committee on! (Copyright Ifl.VO
Capitol Hill and who. incidentally, . "
r not the easiest man to get along !
They were amazed also to find the
mechanism irt perfect condition, al
though it had been in constant use
since Jefferson's time. They can't
explain it.
They found much else to amaze
the modern builders on the door
to Jefferson's bedroom arc hinges
which are held in place without
This was something everyone was any trace of screws or any other
vis.'ilile fastening. This mystery
will remain unexplained because
It is aaid that "you can't turn the cluck back" but
Comrade Molotov is still anxious to try. For bin plan for
firrmnny would amount to just that, leaving (icrmany
helpless, divided and unarmed nt the doorstep of an ajfgrrcs
aivc, expansionist Russia. Jt is just what Ktissia proposed
several years ajjo.
Of course neither West Germany nor t he western powers
will accept a Soviet dominated program for Germany,
whoae people clearly have a rijrht to choose their own
jrovernment and chart their own future, which the 105.'?
German election showed they feel belongs with the free
nations of the west.
And to B(fd insult to injury. Mololov made n crude ges
ture toward an alliance with France directed against west
ern unity, althntiKh France is standing with her allies in
the Berlin conference.
It will be n mistake to continue the conference much
longer unless Molotov can be more realistic about Germany
than he has evidenced to dale.
with. Speaker Martin proposed a
compromise. He suggested split
ting Ihe difference and dropping a
billion dollars worth of excise
Even this drop of one billion,
however, gave Humphrey and Bur
gess a jolt. With income taxes
reduced, they are scratching
around lor every penny and every
billion they can lav hands on.
1 nnt's why they're taking the issue
to the While House
Secretary of Welfare Oveta
Culp Hobby, the only lady cab
inet officer, dropped over to the
senate the other day and step
ped Into the private elevator,
marked for "senators only" but
used also by cabinet members,
congressmen, and other digni
taries. The elevator operator refused
to hutlgc.
"I'm sorry, he s.uil. 'This ele
vator is for senators only."
"I'm Mrs. Hobby,'1 icily an-
Milton L. Grig::, architect for the
Jefferson Foundation, says it would
be a sacrilege to tear into the per-
fectly good oricinal woodwork to
1 find how these hinges were se
cured. ! Jefferson had imagination far
! ahead of his times. Modern plumb
' ing had not been devised hut he
led hinlt bathrooms and indoor toilets
ner-1 which are still ventilated perfectly
rcntace of building construction py perpendicular nirshafls running
gain in the year MM" That's ! "nm hnscemnts to kyhchts.
right. It was Albany. The totals 1 Air conditioning, as we know it.
themselves for both years were had not been thought of but the
miitc respectable -Sl.bti2.0(itl for modern equipment which is now
ncing installed win utilize chinv
Albany Tops List
Albany Democrat llerald
Did you know what city
11 the rest in Oregon for
1!."2 and S2,2i().2!w for last year.
Outside nf Portland, only Eu
gene, Salem and Springfield ex
ceeded Albany in 1PM in volume
of building. Antl for the two-
year stretch, those three with
neys and air duels which Jefferson
himself devised. It's not true that
Jefferson had pulleys to lift his bed
to the ceiling when not in use or
that he had a room dircctlv above
The Hallos exceeded our figure, j his own for a bodyguard. These
The Dalles, behind in 1953, led are myths, also unexplainablc.
Albany he less than $20,000 lor Monticello is one of the most
the 1952-53 period. beautiful structures ever built in
This really gives us something i this country. Time has mellowed
to shoot at for next year. The the red brick of its walls to a deep
Chamber of Commerce, realtors rose tint, against which the white
and men of capital no tlmiht are
huddling to see what an be done
about this. With building costs
slipping a little, as seen by un
expectedly low hids on some of
nnunced the secretary of health, the recent big lobs, maybe the
welfare and education. prospect of makinc a little money
The elevator joekev studiously will result in another snod show
examined tht list of senators, t ing in building for 1954.
trim stands out in purity. Jeffer-
snn built and rebuilt his home over
AO years 'little changes' but he
never altered the basic design
which has been used as nn example
of Ihe best of the Georgian lor what
we call Colonial) style in architec
ture He could give it the setting
which such t concept deserve.
JCnow Jjouv lffeicj,Lbor . .
No. 6 of a series to introduce an Association Member
Roy H. Simmons Insurance Agency
136 S. Commercial St. Salem, Oregon
t. Ttj&pM) ii
The Roy h. Simmons Agency was founded in 1924 by Mr. Simmons and has
been in business continously for the past thirty years.
This agency handles Life Insurance, Auto and Fire Insurance, Public liabili
ty Insurance and Bonds of all types. .
Since the death of Mr. Simmons in August of 1953, the agency has been
operated under the guidance of Mrs. Betty Haley, who is a daughter of Mr.
Another member of this firm is Dick Gahlsdorf, who joined the Organization
in January of 1950. Dick is a native of Salem and a graduate of Oregon State
Colleoe. Dick also served overseas with the Infantry during World War II.
The third member of the firm is Mrs. Inez Graffius, who is also a life-long
resident of Salem. Mrs. Graffius has been with the Simmons agency for two
Ahrams. ftourtand & Skinner W. (". Dyer & Sons
Becke & Widsworth firabenhnrst Bros.
Bllven & Klnssen llaskins & Denton
W. J. Braun Muggins
Clarence M. Byrrl Melvin Johnson
Bob Callahan . (;, Krueger
Commercial Insurance A gey. Msngis Hershe
W. E. rinses
Jas. H. Nicholson
Verrlll D. Ohling
Winifred Pettyjohn
Ken Totts
Rosleln & Adnlph
Srellars, Foley & Rising
Roy II. Simmons
Homer II. Smith