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T h e R E G I S T E R 'S E D I T O R I A L a n d F E A T U R E P a g e
C. J. READ, Editor and Publisher
Doing His Best
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O ffice at 372 Kant Main Street
BUSINES A N D NE W S PHONE 1*5
Or a Romance and Adventure in and
o f the West
Advertising Ratas Given on Application
By DAVID MARK
Entered at the Postoffice at Ashland, Oregon, us Second Class
Matter, under the Act o f Congress of March 3, 1879
216 Central Ave., Ashland, Oregon
Member STATE EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
Member NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
THERE IS NOTHING NEW
It begins to look as if there isn’t anything you
can hide from the human mind any more. Aside
from a few minor mysteries like death and the
hereafter, mankind has at last solved the many
problems that have afflicted the world for so
many centuries. If you doubt it just follow the re
marks of the preachers and lecturers and novel
ists and the psycho-analyista and the economists
and the welfare wizards and anybody else who
has anything to say bout what is wrong with the
world and why— and everybody does have.
The answ’er, it has been discovered, is amaz
ingly simple. Just attribute every evil to one or
more of the following: (a ) the aftermath of the
war: (b ) ja zz; (c ) radio; (d ) movies; (e ) the
automobile. There’s your answer friends. Does
n't everybody say so? Certainly everybody can’t
It is true that there have been a few notable
exceptions, as for instance, when Columbus
stood against the field in claiming that the earth
is round and not flat. Also, when Galileo assert
ed that the earth wobbles about a bit intead of
remaining stationery and letting the sun do all
the work. A lot of folks got real sore at Galileo
for that wise crack, but most people have con
cluded by now that perhaps he was right.
However, this is a new day, and when you hear
the preponderant majority claiming that you can
make snakes out of horse hairs or that it is jazz
and the Wicked Six that are sending youth to the
bow wows, you had better just believe it and save
yourself time. If you* children break out with-
measles, it’s probably the aftermath of the world
war. If you fall behind in your house payments,
blame the radio. If the weather goes agin your
apricots, it may be the fault o f the movies. Now
that you can fix the blame, it ought to be easy to
remedy the evil. How fortunate we are to live in
this enlightened age.
The only thing that puzzles some people is
that we had all or most of these ills before we ev
er dreamed of the war, before we had invented
movies, radios or automobiles, and when jazz
was not and had never been. Rut as for us, we
aren’t going to worry about the past. The present
is good enough for as— that and the future.
Political writers, politicians and others may be
expected to flood tne news column.1» with their
predictions from now until the presidential elec
tion is over in November. And about 99 per cent
o f all their guesses will be worthless, as usual.
There is one strange thing, though, about poli
tical predictions. No matter how wild they may
be, there will be some to believe them, and after
time proves them to be merely foolish guesses
those making the predictions will have lost noth
ing in prestige.
Ordinarily when one “ talks through his hat’’
and subsequent events show him up he is more or
less discredited as a prophet. Not so in politics.
For example, Charles D. Hides, who declared on
the eve o f the presidential election in 1912 that
Taft would win over Wilson and Roosevelt, is
now getting considerable space for his forecasts
o f coming events, in spite of the fact that in 1912
Taft carried only two states. Many who confi-
*' dently predicted the election of Bryan each time
•’ he ran are still doing business at the old stand.
W ell, people have to read a certain amount of
trash anyway, so possibly foolish political dope is
as harmless as anything they could waste their
M OVIE CENSORSHIP
During a recent debate on the question,
“ Should there be a Federal supervision o f motion
pictures?" the affirmative was upheld by Can
on, W. S. Chase o f Brooklyn, who incidentally in
dulged in some loose talk on the subject.
He declared among other things that the mo
tion picture is a school of crime, and attributed
the kidnapping and killing of Marion Parker by
the young fiend Hickman, to the fact that the
murderer was a frequenter of the movies.
That such a statement is not only ridiculous
but vicious, is evident to any sane person. In all
cases in which motion pictures deql with crime
the crinmal is brought to justice before the story
ends. W e have never seen a picture in which the
criminal escaped. Therefore, there is nothing in
moving picture plots which might encourage^ a
person to believe that he could commit a crime
and get away with it.
Federal censorship and supervision of motion
pictures would merely add another lot of office
holders, with authority to harass producers and
an already overburdened public. If such a thing
were possible, any censorship which might be in
voked had better be applied to such idle talk as
Rev. Chase indulged in concerning the cause o f
TO LEND DIGNITY
The announcement that an Eastern university
English class is engaged in research in prepara
tion for a debate on the question, “ Do gentlemen
prefer blondes?’’ is extremely diverting. It re
futes the base libel that colleges are of little util
ity except to provide football teams for the gladi
atorial games of the twentieth century American.
Anita Loos’ Little book, whose title bravely af
firms that “ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” is the
frank diary of a gold-digger. There isn't a gentle
man in the book, but as piece of literature, re
flecting a phase of the life and times of the day,
it is of some value.
The university flebators will lend dignity to the
subject. They will perform a valuable public ser
vice if they answer the questions for all time.
Then the rest of the world can go about more
serious business, and the collegians can look a lit
tle into Shakespeare, Milton, Hawthorne, Brown
ing, DeQuincy, Macauley, Carlyle, Stevenson
and others of the pre-Loos era in literature.
Messages tapped out against the hull of the S-4
by some disciplined sailor tell the tragic tale of
disaster, At first, when communication was es
tablished the men asked:
“ How long will you be now?”
A little later in heavy taps, they asked. “ W ill
you raise us soon?”
And, finally, after hours and hours had passed,
the final query sounded. “ Is there any hope?”
And the men above, working as hard as they
could, fighting the sea and facing death them
selves, could in mercy send no reply.
The only answer came with death and the vic
tims had to go to another world to‘ hear the re
When mail order catalog* come into Ashland
there are some people who just have to send
their money out of town to find out that the mer
chant! ise is about the same as onial.
Every citizen shoud remember to talk about
Ashland when away from home. If we don’t ad
vertise our town nobody else will.
Correct this sentence: “ She knew he was
about to propose and she took advantage of
If some mens heads were as well filled as
their shtjes they would be better off.
“ He differs in many ways but erated by the glare o f sun o f
chiefly 2 said Judge B, ,“ in that righteouness.
form erly he had pagan-political
Since the latest or present Ore.
characteristics. In his form
hd gon, was born the Courts have re.
cognized that he has a different
can. Now he has Christian chain
and difefrent characteristics
acteristics, and his form is Indus-
predecessor.” “ Some d if
Oregons functioned they brought ference I should guess, yes; Spoke
forth politics, which because it up Molly. “ Under the form er so
favored or stimulated coveteous-
cial order” continued the Judge.
ness which is idolitry, which be
cause in former ages in spite of Sin and iniquity increased enor
imperial ukase was the worship of mously. This increase was to bd
the peoples o f the small towns o# expected, it hardly could be other
the Roman Empire nau the Latin wise in a state where men mad.«
name o f Paganus
(a village) their living by living o ff o f eac;*
gives us the word pagan meanint* other. W H E R E IN business work
an idol worshiper. Thus it can eas- fo r profit primarily instead fi •
ily be seen that it was the im use. Figuratively speaking, it wuj
legalized by Industrio-commercialism can-
exploitations that corrupted ever^ ibalism
thing it touched and it touched their living.
everything. Politics or legalized in crime was
exploitations pouched business tho the face o f the her uledn a ffo ri i
administration, which many peo* o f the churches. Fraternal organ
pies wrongly call government, the izations, W. T. C. U., Y. M. C. A.
tho a"d Y. W. C. A. et, al, Crime and
lodge and the collectively or so-! sin becam'“ 80 alarming in spite o J
ciety. Politics-blinded the eyes anil
efforts that many desparied
A lfa lfa growers in the north, debased the thoughts o f th$ peo- I an<1 ffave up tbe f ‘Knt io r
righteousness. Its increase was s i
west have long profited by the dis
fast, being made worse by
covery made a number o f years created prejudice, in the hearts of
ago that sulfur is a good fertilizer well meaning but deceived and de
o f endeavor, in’ production and
er on many semi-arid
basaltic luded peoples. This delusion was
distribution that the foundation of
types o f soil. Scientists have been so much that they thought th-’ y
society were trembling and
puzzled however as to the direc
seemed doomed fo r a fall.
tion o f sulfur on the soil and a?
Since the birth o f Christian, co
Our Oregon, when he functions
to ifs final effect. Dr. W. L. Low
operative Industrie - commercial
ers chief in soils at O. A. C. stud* brings fo u r tl Christianity in gov
cities, which was fi,.lowed by till
ied this problem while working fo* ernment, industry and commerco
birth o f the present, Oregon; thf
his advanced degree at University the concept o f Jesus Christ influ
decease o f crime ar 1 iniquity ha «
o f California and his findings have ences the mind o f the Court puts a
been over fifty percent.
just been published in a technical heart o f flesh in all activities of
bulletin by that university.
His the people.
■ roperty, have decreased much
final condensed conclusion follow :
For the benefit o f our host, who more than other sins. The adop
(a ) That some soils may have a were not with us in the cave we
tion o f the last amendment ha* ♦
content which is unfav will state that Oregon is a sue-
made a host o f laws void or ah,
orably low for best growth o f al cessor to a fictitious or legal per*
solute no matter if such laws had
falfa, especially early
in th* son, or municpal corporation, that
been made by enactment or by
growth period, (b ) that sulfur oxi* the people living within the ter
precedent. For the information oi*
dizes to sulfate and brings addi* ritorial limits as described
to many o f you I will state that more
tional calcium and other bases in Congress at the time o f his ad-
laws have been made by precedent
to solution; (c ) that sulfur in mod- misison into the family, or uniort than by enactment.
erati amounts improves the reac o f states. He exists in the mind of
“ It was inevitable that forme?
tion of arid soils for alfalfa nutri* the Judiciary. His form,, charac
political Oregon should be hurtful
|tion; (d ) that the sulfur applica teristics, privileges, rights, pow.
and harmful to the people, n*
tions which are o f contest benefit ers, obligations and duties are disi
matter if a great majority did
will depend on the soil at hand; cerned by the Courts upon theii
not desire he should. It is just a*
end (e ) that ordinary applica. inquiry into the provisions o f th»
impossible for Christian, Indus
tions o f sulfur fo r alfalfa on th# Constitution plus any laws thaV
trial commercial Oregon to hurt
arid basaltic soils or those liberal* were constitutional at the time
or harmful to any one, if that on r
ly supplied with calcium com o f his admisison.”
appealed to the Courts, no matte f
pounds is probably good practice,
“ Briefly, Oregon is a govern now jrreat a majority desiréd it.
especially where the growth se. ment by law, as interpreted by the
“ Let me repeat, Oregon U a
cured is consumed on the farm. Court.
Government by Law. Oregon at he
The present Oregon is a child of
must enforce equality o f oiv
County agents o f Oregon re. our bosom. We can never lose him
port unity for all in all
port that fall sown grain in many os heretofore when ha automatic
Must protect them in their right*
o f the northern western sections of ally became the child o f sinister
to engage in any and all industri •
j the state on the low undraineii interests. He differs from his pre.
commercial enterprises or pursuit-
lands, was injured considerably by decesssor in that when he func
the people desire to engage in th; 1
the recent period o f freezing tem tions he brings forth Christian, in>
“ not immoral. He must support
peratures. Similar land having the dust rial-commercialism. His heart
the doctrine o f the American De
advantage o f tiling carried winter is set on righteousness, because
claration o f Independence, th, *
grain uninjured. This is a repiti. the Golden Rule, as taught by
life the opportunity to get a liv
tion o f last February when grair* Jesus the Christ is recognized by
mg. liberty, and the pursuit or
froze out on the wet lands.
the Cburt as being or existing in* happiness is the inalienable right
The Oregon Drainage associa the constitutional law.
o f everyone.
tion, which is now the drainage
The possibility o f his conception
section o f the Oregon
Reclama and birth, or creation, and his re. nf iK !T ! " “ n*e- Tbe sentiment#
° f the deIc l* r»tion
o f Indepen-
tion Congress will hold its annual cognition as being what I stated
dence and the Spirit o f the Christ
winter meeting at Corvallis Feb. he was a moment ago. began
___ with 18 meorporated in the nersnn ^ .
ruary 11*. announces Dr. W. L. the birth o f Christian, co-opera " " ------ P SOn> 07
~orpo ration we so fondly
Powers, secretary, and chief it* tive-Industrio - commercial cities.
soils at O. A. C. A t this meeting His existance s the latest child of e d T h "- o ' tHiS Wil' * monifest.
<?d when Oregon functioned. Anv»
the latest developments o f drain the people began with their adop
age practices will be presented.
tion o f the Amendment to
Constitution that added a fourth
• mwl “** ’'"constitutional,
Lake County sheepmen sell SO,- Department to it. which is known
What influence will Orego
11)00 fleeces 1928 wool at 33c a ■s A Department o f Industry and ^ - ( O h a l l y r ’. . ^
an J er.
t ommerce. In his heart and in his
" K'’ rm,'r O regon ,
I soul he hates the «bings his y r e
mf'uenced the family o f State,
O f 94 autos stolen in Eugene: dccessor loved. His
*«>d Judge B. “ because o f havin -
last year 91 were recovered.
Supported parasitism and protect. constitutional
i d the parasites. Oregon. Our Ore*
ln(T that the election o f U. 8 Se,T
Congress asked f o r $35.000 f . f 00' (fives justice to all. It Wa*
Î Î Ü 5 fr0m »hi, state be by ^
inside improvements at Oregon iimpo**ihl*
his predecessors t o H '1^ 4 vote Y f The'
do “ ’r*--» — ■■ - _
People and one
o.T h e evil shadow o f his prei | cequiring or instituting H ie D '0" *
decessor follows him. Hence; ,h, ' * W y . that all X , now ,T7
During 1927, 91,34« tourist au-
* * * «H »a n e e »nd the cause I
election* h e c i u T o f *
* registered in Oregon.
lesson the «hadow until ,
of our 1
„ | „ 1
Sal« m built six large ipr.Ttnient
disappear,. When the evil and evil I
n " *"*
during 1927 .
influence of legalized ___•-*___
rr».*i_ _ _ .
exploitation b a t i n g a department o f t _ j
Ll . .
*hich i, politics, that has for age ,r>’ *"d common o."
f 1 du<‘
Corvallis— $ 20.000 greenhouse I '"Huenced the courts will no long
is built for State College.
<>r do so, the shadow will be ohlit 1
Stanfield— Broom fact ■
AstoruT* fire |„ , ¡„ , 927 w. „
gets its broom corn from local!
Myre, Genera! '
>nI> * ,,<9* 7* » " d »» steadily de-
j History P. 307 .