Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 21, 1916, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
Tulv 21. 1H16.
Editor and Manager.
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
President Vice-President See. and Treaa.
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mess anger if the carrier has misled you.
The Capital Journal believes that the Southern Pa
cific should build Salem a new passenger station with-,
out further unnecessary delay.
We do not take this position because we want to make
war on the Southern Pacific company or any other cor-1
poration without a just cause. This paper is not a cor
poration hater to the extent that it would do any of them
a wanton injustice, or seek to arouse public feeling!
against them in a general way. Wnat tne railroad com
pany does that is meritorious we are quick to commend
and feel that the company is entitled to a square deal in
all matters that concern the public and in the veiy nature
of its business most of its operations affect the public in
some way. The money invested in railroads should re
turn a dividend because as common carriers they play a
very important part in the development of the community
and the nation at large in this day and age. Furthermore
we have a high personal regard for the men who are at the
Head of the Southern Pacific in this state and believe they
are working conscientiously to give the public an honest
return for the revenues they derive from freight charges
and passenger fares. There will be those who will say
that this was not always so but it must be admitted that
railroad managements have of late years tried with a
good degree of success to get into closer touch with the
people. In Oregon this is especially true we are pleased
to say.
These statements are made in order that this depot
question may be discussed fully and frankly.
Salem is the capital of the state. Its people have ex
pended large sums in street paving and other public im
provements. They' have burdened themselves heavily in
this respect because of the pride they wished the people
of a great and growing state to feel in the city which is
their seat of government. Its business blocks and public
buildings, its beautiful homes and well-kept grounds re
flect this ambition. It is today one of the most beautiful
capital cities in the United States.
The Southern Pacific station and grounds are not in
keeping with the rest of the city, and they are necessarily
very conspicious and create the first impression upon new
arrivals the only impression upon the stranger or tourist
passing through. Travelers naturally look about them as
they pass through capital cities, because they are known
of all people, even the school children are familiar with
their names and locations. The capital city of Oregon im
presses the traveler naturally because of his view from
the train and station as unkept, run down and altogether
unimportant and this impression is manifestly unfair
to the progressive, enterprising people of Salem.
And the people Salem have been very patient and con
siderate in this matter, allowing matters to drift while
the business depression hampered railroad corporations
because of decreasing revenues. That period happily is
passing and our people who have seen substantial im
provements made in smaller and less important towns,
commercially and politically, are chafing under a delay
that no longer seems justified by business reasons. The
railroad oflicials answer this demand with the state
ment that they have not yet been able to decide upon a
suitable location for their permanent station. They have
extensive plans for the electrification of branch lines and
developments which call for a station nearer the center
of the city. They are working on these plans have been
for years but they are not yet fully matured.
If these statements are true and we do not intend to
dispute them in the absence of evidence to the contrary
the company we believe is making a mistake. Salem's
new station should be on the main line, where the com
pany has ample grounds, and every through train should
pass through it, in justice to the city. It is doubtful if the
people would ever consent to the granting of a franchise
that would allow the heavy traffic of the Southern Pacific
to pass over any of its principal business streets and un
der no other arrangement could a station be built in the
center of the city, unless it were used merely for local
traffic, with the through trains still using their present
tracks and station. It would seem a wiser thing to do for
the company to make its permanent improvements on the
present site, and later when the electrification plans are
all worked out and it is felt that a fight must be made
with competitors for local passenger traffic to locate such
a station in or near the business district. This could be
done at a small additional outlay.
These suggestions are made because the people of
Salem do not want to wait another decade-for big rail
road plans to work out before they are given a railroad
station of which they are not ashamed and for which
they do not have to apologize. Further than this they
want a main-line station from which all the people passing
tnrougn may gain a right impression of the real Salem
the beautiful capital city, of homes, and schools and
churches, of attractive parks and public buildings, of
business blocks in keeping with the spirit of progress.
Why shouldn't the Southern Pacific company do its
part, and join hands with the people in the building up
Salem, a live city which contributes more to its
revenues than any other community between Portland
and Sacramento? By doing it the company will retain
the good will and friendship of our people; by a policy of
lnuifrerence and delay they will lose it.
Chicago Packers Say They
Get Same Amount of Meat
As At Home
This is Loju weather with a vengeance. The big ber
ries are ripening faster than the pickers can handle them
and at the Loju factory long strings of teams wait to un
load the big boxes of Oregon s famous berries. Late into
the night and as soon as it is light, the elevator is running
a stream 01 berries into the vats and still they come.
It is no strange sight to Salemites to see twenty or
more teams waiting to unload and get back to the big
patches alter more of the crimson juiced berries that are
bearing the vines to the ground with drink, in the mak
ing, such as Bacchus never even dreamed of. They give
emphasis to what the Capital Journal called attention to
the other day, the necessity of experimenting all the time
to discover the products that will bring the biggest re
turns and the fruits or field crops that are best adapted to
the valley and conditions. A few years ago the logan
berry was not heard of, and up to last year when the
manufacture of Loju was begun, was not considered as
of any especial value. This has changed and it is taking
its place as one of the most profitable crops of the valley.
If the taste of the public does not change there will be un
limited market for not only the Loju but the berry dried
or otherwise prepared. It was an experiment that proved
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Established 1SG3
Transact a General Banking: Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
The Capital Journal is printing once a week a "Home
Industry Page," containing the advertisements of a con
siderable number of Salem firms which produce goods for
public consumption. The chief value of this, page to the
advertiser lies in the belief that it will, or at least it
should, awaken Salem people to a realization of the fact
that they have many manufacturing enterprises already
located here more than most of them realize. With this
information before them it is the duty of every resident
of this city and the trade area surrounding it to give
these local concerns and the goods they produce at least
a square deal when they are making purchases. They
ought to go further than that and give them the prefer
ence whenever possible, because in this way alone can
these enterprises succeed, since most of them must begin
in a small way, relying upon local patronange largely at
the start. We need industries with their payrolls that our
people may be employed at remunerative wages and it
seems to us that the best way to secure these payrolls is
to take the best possible care of the industries we already
have and assist them in every possible way to grow into
larger concerns. That is why we hope Salem people will
read the home industry page and come to feel an interest
in the concerns which are making Salem-made goods for
the markets.
The Commercial Club reports Wednesday night
showed the free camp grounds at the state fair grounds
were well patronized by tourists, who, it was estimated,
had spent $1,000 in the city. It was also shown that the
club is in good financial condition. This being the case
would it not be the proper thing to see that Mr. Sutton
was paid for his work in cleaning up, arranging and
caring for the camp ground? It is claimed the publicity
department made an agreement with him for doing this
work, and that from some cause he has not been paid.
In blushing diffidence and innate modesty William
Sulzer is far from being at the head of the class. Yester
day, addressing the prohibition convention, at St. Paul,
he said among other things : "The more you know about
me the better you'll like me." This might be classed as
introspection turned inside out. He also remarked that
under some circumstances he might get more votes than
Hughes or Wilson. This indicates the most cheerful
political optimism.
When You Go
to the country, the camp, the
mountains or resort for the
summer, notify
The Capital Journal
and your paper will be sent
there as lon as you want to
stay. Just call for. the Circu
lation Department, Phone 81.
; valley, California,
His Woe.
Arthur sat on the front door steps
crying softly.
'"What is the matter, little boyl"
asked a kind hearted woman who was
"Ma has gone and drowned all the
kittens." he sobbed.
"Whet a pity! I'm awfully sorry."
"An' s-she promised boohoo!-"that
I c'u'd do It.'1
President Wilson has opened to set
tlement HS.676 acres of land in aliua
Chicago, July 20. Chicago packers
today furnished new proof that Uncle
Sam's soldier boys are not ouly the best
fed soldiers in the world on the firing
line, but also at home. When the Uni
ted States trooper marches away to do
militury duty he gets just as much meat
to eat as he does at home but no
This was the answer packers gave to
day when asked if any more meat was
being consumed and if the price was
any Higher now thau before the militia
"Why should meat prices be any
Higher; the American soldier gets just
us much meat at home as he does in the
army. The demand is no greater just
bccitusc the government is buying meat
in large quantities. The American sol
dier or civilian demands his meat and
gets it." one Chicago packer said.
"This isn't true of the European
soldier. Most of them do not have meat
at home. It is an army luxury and con
sequently when European powers mo
bilized millions of men and began feed
ing them meat the price went up. Our
soldiers, the best fed in the world, is
getting his usual amount of meat but
no more than that."
Wholesale beef prices have actually
decreased in the past month. In the
third week of June the wholesale price
of beef, the American soldiers' princi
pal diet, sold at $12.7ti a hundredweight,
as compared with $12.45 now, a decrease
of 31 cents a hundred pounds.
Troop concentration has had nothing
to do with this price charge, packers
Travel Center for Outing Trips
Over the Mountains
is the week-end fare to the
beautiful Newport Reaches; it's
cool and comfortable at the
bench. Vou don't have to exert
yourself swimming, just camp
and rest near the sound of the
ocean breakers. Week-end fares
return limit is Monday.
Write or ask for
booklet on
' 'Newport' '
Ask local agent for information.
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon
Coos Bay Railroad Celebration: Marshfield and North Bend, August
"1th, 2"th and 2tith. Low round trip fares.
Epworth League Will
Close Sunday Evening
The Epworth Leagi:e institute will
close its session of one week Sunday
evening. Dr. Morgan preaching at the
evening services. Saiuida.v evening,
the evening lecture will be given by
Dr. .1. W. McDoiikuI, who will tell of
his experiences at the DHli general
conference at Saratoga.
The program tor Saturday and Sun
day is as follows:
6::0 to 7: Id a. m. Morning watch,
Dr. Morgan.
7:.'J0 to 8 a. m. Breakfast. Laus
anne hull.
tt:lo to S.ii't a. m. Bible study, Dr.
l-ane. ' j
!l:U." to H:."iO n. m. Evangelism.. Dr.
Morgan. Stewardship, Rev. Melville
T. Wire. Junior league methods, Miss
10 to 10:4il a. m. Epworth League
methods. Miss Kobinson. Junior Lea
gue demonstration.
10:50 to 11:30 a. m. Social service.
Miss Chapped. Recreation and culture
Rev. ,T. ('. Spencer.
11:40 to 12:20 a. m. Citizenship,
Dr. Hammond. Home missions. Miss
Chamiell, Foreign missions, to be sup
plied. ,12:30 p. . Dinner. Lausanne hall.
1 to 2:30 p. m. (Juiet hour.
2:4") to .r:30 p. m. Finals in base
ball, nine innings.
6 p. m. Supper. Lausanne hall.
7 to S p. ni. social gathering.
8:1.") p. in. Lecture. Uleanings from
the lillti general conference, bv Dr.
J. W. McDougal.
7 to 8 a. in. Morning watch. Dr.
S:l."i to S:45 a. m. Breakfast. Laus
nnue hall.
H:30 to 10:30 a. in. Lovo feast, Dr.
Ford, Salem district i.-perintendeut.
10:4.") a. m. Sermon. The Call of
the Individual," Dr. Morgan.
3 m. Life work service. Pres.
Talbot, Kimball College.
7 to 8 p. m. League service. Clar
ence Whitcomb, president Portland
district leacne.
8 p. ni. I'entncostnl service, D. Mor
gan. '
Arise and work, spellbinding neighbor! The farmers
call for men to labor. A thousand miles of wheat is stand
ing, the strength of harvesters demanding. The farmers
shriek lor husky fellows, who re sound in
wind and limb and bellows, to toil behind
J dreamer, sleeper! Alas, you will not lift a
nngeri Arouna tne village pump you
linger; to honest toil you are not partial;
you'd rather roast the statesman Marshall,
or prove that Woodrow Wilson's record in
politics is gravely checkered, or show that
Hughes is misbehaving by his antipathy to
shaving, than go forth where the harvest
rages, and gather in a prince's wages. The
wheat is spoiling, say the grangers; exposed to multiply
ing dangers, because there are not men to reap it, and in
the shocks and windrows heap it. It surely seems a crime
and pity that every village, town and city, must have its
string of idle talkers when fields of wheat are needing
shockers. Go forth and drill among the stubble, and ease
the farmer's mind of trouble !
Lvdin M. Orahnin et al to Nellie A.
Ilergstrand Joseph Matte el. ")7 " 2 W.
Lizzie Doty and husbnnd et nl to
F. C. Zimmerman, Hiram A. Johnson
el. 55 9 8 W.
.1. F. Cannon and wife to Chester C.
and Alice Cannon, E v. of W Felix
L. Ravmond el. No. 3 8 2 W.
Enos l'resnnll to J. F. Cannon lots
T h o in II 19 hlk. 30. lots 1. 2. 3.
blk 13. Highland ave. add Sulem.
Fargo Orchards to. to nullum
i, 1..L. H' I . fi 1,11.- Z Viirirn Or-
chard Tracts, lot 4, blk. G, First addi
tion Fargo townsite.
Fred J. Miller aud wife to B. A.
and Kane ltami. lot 24. Miller acres.
A young woman went into a grocery
store and asked the assistant if he had
some good cheese.
"Yes. indeed,"-he repli-d. "I have
some lovely cheese."
"It is not correct to call cheese love
ly." she said.
' "How it thatf" he inquired.
"Beeau.se 'lovely' should be used to
qualify only something that is alive."
" Well,"'retorted the grocer. "I'll
stick to lovely."
Bishop Fraueis was talking in In
diauapolis about the increasing dese
cration of the Sabbath.
"There is a lesson for us." he said.
"in the anecdote about the little boy
who asked:
"Pa. what does the good book mean
wheu it talks about a Sabbath day's
journey T"
"I'm afraid," the father answered,
"that it means twice around the golf
links, my son,"
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