Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, April 20, 1917, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5

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W. X CLARK, Publish?.
Entered t the poatotfle at Ind
peudeuce, Oron, a ioond elaa
One year In advance . . fl.Sd
llx months In adanc - .TS!
Tore months In adrance .BO
America, to thee
We pledge our loyalty,
Mind heart and hand;
Thy laws be wisely made
And faithfully obeyed,
Thv honor ne'er betrayed
Gcd keep our l.ind,
If the- story written by William
Phlirip Simms from the battle
front with the British armies, is, cor
rect, and it presumably- is despite
the work the censers get in on news
stories; then there is getting to be
considerable diissatisfaction with the
kaiser, even amorg the soldiers.
Simms says the prisoners were 'glad
to escape the hell of British fire,"
and were pleased at being: taken pri
soners. More than cne, he saiid, de
clared the kaiser was finished and
some even cursed him. He tells al
so of an English officer who stated
the Germans ran both waj-s when the
British attacked, though they were
and others ran toward them holding
picked men. "Some ran away from
up their hands. They were hungry,
tired and nerve-shattered. Some
showed us their black bread saying
It was all they had to eat." It
hardly ema probable the latter
part of the story about the soldiers
being true.for if that were
the case, then the population . .
home would be on the verge at star
rattlrn. It is one of the l ad featur
es about the war, thX- neither side
will tell the exact truth. Some stor.
les are told for home consumption,
and others fo: foreign use; and this
by the Allies as well as the other
side. Fioh. side has shown ittself
afraii- of publicity and rthe truth
The result is that now no statement
Jianatting from either Bide is ac
cepted at its face value. After the
descriptions of the literal hell of the
battlefield under a tempest of shells
hour after hour and day after day,
one can easily believe that soldiers
of any nation glad almost to
die to ea -ape the utter horror of it,
and it is easily believed that under
such conditions most would be nerve
shattered,' but it is also understood
that whatever eh happens, or
whoever else goes hungry, the sol
diers at the front are going to be the
best fed men in the nation. Circum
stances demand this, and it makes
the story of the soldiers being hun
gry require considerable salt to
make It palatable. It is to be hoped
the United States will not adopt
this plan should our boys get on
the f'rlng line. The people of this
country have always demanded the
truth as to. condltionis be published.
They want to know the worst as well cause the consumers can have no as
as the best, and they are pretty sure surance that they will be supplied
to get the news even to the minor for a fixed and definite period. He
details. When any nation has to keep states! that numerous responsible per-
4 (t
lIiiku Hy
j. Russian, and Roumanians fraternising at an Inn. The mighty Plus, fight. '
f nglns Is Juat beginning to get under way, although ths war Is MvsraJ
aid. trMt thlsga ar sxsact sf It Can H ssllvef th. gso4.r ,
informatim as to condit ons
from ita people it certainly lias no
great confidence In them. Salem
The effect of tlhe United States
Supreme Court decisalon In the Utah
Power Cases is far-reaching to all
western states, and vests In the fed
eral government all right and control
of power sites on government lauii.
Under earlier acts of congress it
was not necessary for u power com
pany to apply to the federal depart
ments, for a burdensome and unwork
able permit to construct works aud
utilize wati r power.
The decision holds that the ear
lier acts of congress were repealed
by implication and that some of the
ajaormous power plants in Utah and
other western states are on public
land without authority.
The court also holds that no
question of lo'al water rights under
state laws is involved, the question
being e imply whether power coin
p.uies involved were lawfully or
unlawfully up n United States lands.
The decision also holds that the
federal government is entitled to
compensation tor the reasonable va
lue tf occupancy and use of the
land "as land" instead of on a
theoretical water power value.
If that is the meaning of the deci
sion it is a great victory for water
power development for the public
land states, which have been serious
ly handicapped by federal landlord
ism over water and power.
While depriving the states of tax
es on the public lands, th( bureau of
ficials have contended for capitaliz
ing the water rights and water
power against the public and thus
Increasing the cost of power.
The Utah Power decision indicates
that the federal government has no
rght to do this and thus clarifies the
situation and removes obstacles to
getting needed power legislation pass
ed by congress.
The decision should go far toward
getting congress and the bi'.reaus a
way from the idea of m-"' iig water
power value the basis Of taxation.and
rentals to the feueral government
that blocks state development.
Millions of dollars are being ex
pended in France In developing the
water powers of the Alps, in order
to secure cheaper power than that
had from coal, which is short in
amount and growing higher in price.
In the valley of Durance new plant
aggregating 74,000-horse power are
being erected for the electro.chemi-'
Cal industry, while above Modane one
of the biggest chemical plants in
France has acquired rights to about
120 000 power. This project
alone, when completed, will reduce
coal consumption by l,3O0,000,tons an
Th& Seattle Post Intelligencer ays
In the United States, particularly in
the? far western states., water power
development has been automatically
suspended for years by the action of
the government in withdrawing all
sites on public lands from entry and
by th? neglect of congress to pass
laws which would pwrmit the.develop
ment of the water power on the
site. so withdrawn.
In appealing to congress for action
on this matter, Secretary Lane point
ed out that these powers could not
be developed under existing laws for
three reaosns: because of the un
certain tenure involved by revocable
I permits; because capitalists will not
loan money on such security, and be-
"int. ,j
I 'V
Unaerwood & Underwood, New York City.
is 1 Tf "Ml i2J... o -I
4 iJ
boos who have taken permits under e
Utiiig law have
I 1,.,.,,. lmillllo to lit
vdop power plants btvauso of these
Yet eongre ueglwt ,0 nml
in the name of conservation mil
lions of tons of coal are burned up
each year In communities which
might readily be served In full by
power developed fiotu water.
Passage of the necessity and con
venience law in Oregon makes it
possible to begin the conservative
reconstruction of public utilitie s.
This law will prevent a public uti
lity in any town from being raided
or gutted by grunting holdup fran
Xjp jo siuajj oj Bosiq.)
Where utilities are already dupli
cated, after full investigation, doub
le service charges as in Portland's
two telephone systems will Btop.
This law will give stability and se
curity to such investments and per
mit of their development into , valu
able properties and prevent wreck
ing. It is a conservation stop in the
right direction and does a great
deal to restore confidence in a
state that has gone far into radi
calism. A rap at "Billy" Sunday and his
Imitators in the "dry", cause is con
tained In a story from the Cincinnati
Times-Star. Rev. Stough, a "dry"
evangelist, Is conducting a tabernacle
revival in Cincinnati The article !
says: j
That the tabernacle type of revival !
actually has caused a falling off of 1
church membership In the Middle
West, was one of the statements
made by the Rev. Guy Shipler, rector
of the Church of the Epiphany, In a
sermon on "Sawdust Christianity,"
Sunday morning.
"Applying the test which the rsvl
valists themselves use, 'By their fruits
ye shall know them!' I call attention
to the declaration of Bishop T. L
Reese, to the effect that every rail
gioui survey in the Middle Wast
shows that sane thinking people do
not want a religion of primitive emo
tion," said the Rev. Dr. Shlplar.
It Get the Crowds.
"Many people support a campaign
such as Is now being carried on by my
brother pastors on Walnut Hills be
cause it gets the crowds. Of course,
we should all like to Bee crowds In our
churches, but we should consider what
we must give up to get them by the
Billy Sunday method. P. T. Barnum
got the crowds, but we all know
what he said about the great Ameri
can public after he had succeeded for
many years in getting them. Charlie
Chaplin would probably fill the larg
est auditorium any night in tha
In the preface to his sermon tha
Walnut Hills rector stated that hla
desire was to explain why he had not
joined in with the other ministers in
the tabernacle revival. "Evangel
ists," he said, "rely on their mastery
oi' the most primitive mob psycholo
gy, which is to make people forget
themselves. They preach a doctrine
of fear, the first principle of which
seems to be that God is a tyrant arm
ed with a big stick waiting to push us
into hell. The greatest objection to
a theology of fear is that it lowers
the whole tone of life. . It keeps num
berless sane-thinking people out of
the church because they believe that
such preaching is representative.
Most emphatically it is not. Christ
said, 'A new commandment I give you, that ye love one another,
even as I have loved you.' I have no
faith in the type of Christianity
which judges results by the size of
crowds and by the number of con
verts obtained through systematic
application of mob psychology.
I have no special quarrel with Mr.
Stough and do not Intend to be drawn a controversy, but I have felt
called on to explain why the Church
0' the Epiphany has had no part In I great influence upon the labor mark
the campaign." L. -j i. .
et and the demand for the services oj
They are going the limit In dry
Oklahoma. The prediction that pro
hibition of liquor would be followed
by the prohibition of tobacco, !s
borne out by this Associated Press
dispatch from Oklahoma City:
A law under which the smoking
of cigarette In Oklahoma would
make the smoker liable to arrest Is
In prospect.
AgrI u!:ur and al the produ
Indu.Krles of the west v.i; i.e a
ed i.n.l mai.e Import, rt th,:
easi.n t 'at ti e govirnm'n wi 1 bs.oa e
e oru ous buyer of prolu' ts.
'he, p trittc a t n i t r."I'r.). d
m us is md oppur ma pro
duo r: ..hows :he nation that it has
no Ling .o f ar from "big b islness.'
nud that as a ma tier of fpet th
I rgrst lr tereHs of the country
. ... , . country
' 10 ih
Thi ahlbulld ng Industtry will be-)
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HOW do you know
a good cup oP coffee
It's the fragrance of coffee that appeals.
It's the pure fragrance of a good tobacco
that refreshes and delights you, and
"Your Nose Knows." Pure fragrance
is the indication of fitness the supreme
guarantee of satisfaction.
So it is with
come, next to the army and navy and
the transportation system. th. 1
righlhanc' of the gove rnment and the 1
call f-r a thousand new sea-going
crafts from the largest warships to
the smallest power launch will be
ml . . .. 1 i. tin !
me war lnuumnos wil
nave a
SKined and common labor will bo as
great at home as the demand for
i n to enter the army and navy and
their s'rviees will be as patriotic.
Fortunately for the country there
is a better understanding and strong
er bonds of co-operation between cap-
Hal and labor than ever before. The '
willingness to arbitrate differences
and the spirit of concession are ;
marked features of the ttmew. I
In general efficiency, and the ab-'
sence of disturbing and trouble-mak-1
Ing elements, our country is probably j
the strongest in the world present- I
ing a homogenous mass of one- J
hundred million and over of citizens
who are the peers of any in tha ;
world. I
it wnr De round that while this
nntion hs had the least miUttarism
and la actual preparedness has been
the least forward of any nation under
thy sun, the way every feature made
necessary by war conditions will be
taken up and completed on short
notice will surprise the strongest of
tbo old-world military monorchies.
Despite the fearful war preparation
on the border, the littl fray at
yerdum conUnues.
se Kin
The Perfect Tobacco for Pipe
It has all the pure fragrance of the sunny "Blue
Grass" fields of Old Kentucky preserved by the
blending of tender, ripe Burley leaves, carefully
matured and scientifically packed. TUXEDO'S
pure fragrance is the perfume of all that is good
in good tobacco "Your Nose Knows."
Try this Teit: Rub a little Tuxedo briskly
in the palm of your hand to
bring out its full aroma.
Then smell it deep its deli
cious, pure fragrance will
convince you. Try this test
with any other tobacco and
we will let Tuxedo stand
or fall on your judgment
"Your Nose Knows"
ThtS Jfvu
A Big Help For
Starr Housecleaning right. You
may be sure that you will take up
all the dust and dirt with an
Draperies, walls, upholstery, furniture, bedding
and clothing may also be thoroughly cleaned by
means of special attachments.
Purchase an Electric Vacuum Cleaner and see
how it lightens household labor.
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and Cigarette'
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