Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, November 24, 1916, Image 4

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    -The Capital Journal"
Editor and Manager.
November 24. liilli.
Editorial Page of
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Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
President. ' Vice-President.
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messenger if the carrier baa missed you.'
" A faddist is never so happy as when he can get in the
limelight, and achieve notoriety, no matter how short
lived it may be. Just now some dietetical faddists have
managed to gather a class of inane persons who are be
ing experimented on to show that a person can live com
fortably and well on forty cents a day. The class has been
trying the experiment but two days, but the newspapers
are already suffering from an over abundance of language
on their stomachs, so to speak, from it. The news gath
erers are working overtime and the otherwise decent
telegraph wires are insulted with menus, conditions of
the class, how the faddists are getting on and long dis
sertations on economics, buying, marketing, cooking,
measuring the closes and all the f ol-de-rot that can pos
sibly be dug up about the silly affair. The head maid or
whatever it is that prepares and passes out the doses,
takes her thermometer out of her mouth" long enough to
say that she thinks the cost will not be1 more than ?,8
cents for each pathic, when the experiment reaches a
stage where hash can be made to get in its money-saving
work and "fill 'em up again" with the left overs.
What makes the whole affair so supremely ridiculous
is that hundreds of thousands of families here in America
where the living is supposed to be far superior to that of
any other country, manage to live comfortably for much
less than 40 cents a day for each member of them, and
have done so time immemorial and will continue to do so
indefinitely. ' V
The average workman here in Oregon gets a wage ot
about two dollars a day. Wtih a family of four which is
hardly the average, and far less than many families have,
the cost of living at the faddists' allowance of 40 cents a
day would amount to $1.60 a day or for seven days
$11.20. This,. remember, is for the first cost of the food
alone. The two dollar a day wage earner would have
made, if he worked steadily, $12, and after paying for the
family supplies would have 80 cents left with which to
pay house rent, fuel, lights and water, and to supply the
clothing for the family. If not a day was lost in the year
the family would have $-11.60 for all their wants above
food. ... ,
It will be seen from this that as Oregon families get.
along all right and do not go hungry, that they must live
on far less than 40 cents worth of food a day. In- fact not
long ago young fellows keeping bachelors' hall at the
university here reported that they were .living on less
than eight dollars a month, or about 25 cents a day.
It is probable the first cost of the food for the man
who works for wages and hundreds of others, is not
above 25 cents a day. And yet in the face of a self evi
dent proposition that this is being done these faddists
spend their time and exhaust other folk's patience in
demonstrating that a person can live on 15 cents a day
more than that person is spending at the time for his
sustenance. And the wires are carrying the glad news
across the continent that this startling fact is so. Uncle
Sam who feeds some thousands could tell thejn all about
the cost of living without making any fresh experiments,
and it would be found that the 40 cent limit is plenty large
enough for anyone and that the average man cannot eat
the quantity of food that can be bought for that sum, if it
is properly selected.
Those who think the job of being king an easy one
will be disillusioned by reading of the work the late Em
peror Francis Josef did daily. As a beginning he got up
at an hour when the average workingman was still
soundly slumbering and that was generally from 3:f!0 to
4 o'clock and he was busy the entire day. In England the
job seems to be much easier as one seldom hears of the
king or of his doing anything. The last heard of him he
had fallen off a horse at a review in France a year or
more ago. According to the dispatches he has done
nothing since worth mentioning.
Owing to the recent election the East has discovered
there is a West, and a West that is beyond its control.
Hereafter New York will not be considered the whole
thing and Indiana will cease to pivot.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Established 1868
Transact a General Rankin? business
Safety. Deposit Itoxe
Commissioner Daly has put one over on the Portland
city council in regard to the itneys by creating "zones."
From the amount of heat developed by his action it is
fair to presume that most oi them were of the torrid kind.
Anent the high cost of living, one of those wise fellows
who has an explanation for everything, even the fourth
dimension, says that it ia due to "the spineless character
oi me women wno ao rne maiKeung. ne says in oiaen
times the woman when told that butter was 30 cents a
pound simply refused to buy it, procured some substitute
and continued to refuse until the falling off in sales re
duced the price. Now, he says, the woman asks how,
much an article is worth and takes it regardless of price.
Simple isn't it? There is just one factor in the equation
he overlooked. He forgot that times had changed, the
age of combines had arrived and that these combines saw
to it that the substitutes the woman of old turned to, are
aeroplaned along with the article he advises her to re
frain from buying.. There are no more cheap substitutes,
for the reason the combines have "substituted" a higher
price on them.
Do the American people actually enjoy the sight of
death? It would seem so when they assemble in crowds
of 40,000 to. see an auto race that is so dangerous to life
that permitting it is almost murder. Are we any better
in this respect than the Romans who turned their thumbs
down and sentenced a vanquished gladiator to death?
We draw the line at prize fighting on account of its
brutality, and go to see an artistic killing at an auto race.
We permit football games which are far more brutal than
prize-fighting, and we make .it a crime to gamble with a
deck of cards, while permitting the speculators to juggle
our food supply and use it as a great gambling device.
.The moral of which, and many similar things we do, is,
that we are a nation of superb hypocrites.
There are quite a number worrying already lest the
proposed bonding of the city pass and some because it
may not carry. All of which is foolish. . Time enough to
worry after the measure is placed on the ballot, which it
may not be. The Commercial Club is solid against it,
which indicates it will have hard sledding if it comes up
to be voted on.
It is no wonder that Chairman Willcox of the repub
lican national committee is grouchy. If he had only real
ized the importance of the West and hustled up 4,000
more votes in California how different things would have
seemed. However, he is not the only orje to mourn neg
lected opportunities. - ;y
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We are glad indeed to note that the Commercial club
at least thinks the S. P. will soon build a depot here. No
doubt it willwhen it gets ready and we sincerely hope
that time is near. So far it is in. the same categoiy with
the man that dreamed he almost found a quarter. - '
Apparently the trouble at the prison will pass without
a strike or boycott. Perhaps though the prisoners are
only waiting to give the new warden a try out. If they
don't like himbut why worry, that remains to be de
termined, perhaps they will.
Siberia is now said to be a land of opportunity. Here
is a chance for the rising generation still to go west and
grow up with the country. That is if they do not go too
far west; for in that case they would be going east and
spoil the euphony of the advice.
And now it develops that the Britanic was not tor
pedoed but struck a mine. Thus is another story of "Ger
man, f rightfulness" disposed of and the scare about a re
newal of the submarine warfare proven without
foundation. ' r . " .
Nothing has been heard of the Deutschland since the
tugs whistled their goodbyes and saw her steaming away
on the surface for her home port. The next heard of her
will probably be from Antwerp.
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The old time brimstone preacher, when
once he waded in, said every human
creature was loaded down with sin. Be
neath his towering steeple, in bitter, scath
ing terms, he roasted all the people, and
said we were but worms. This poor old
earth Vf PlimhrpH Il(Vniini fn Vila yaAa
I , uvvvi vuu bU i V. V4,
ana wnen our aays were numbered, we d
have some grief, indeed. The hymns that
we were singing were - of the same grim
style, such lines as this one springing:
"Where only, man is vile." . We all of U3
were lepers, the baby and the dame, the cripples and high
steppers all soaked in sin and shame; the lovely girls
were ditto, their beauty was a snare, and none of us were
fit to pack liver to a bear. But nowadays the preacher is
willing to confess that man is quite a peach, or, at least, a
great success. The learned and reverend thriller no long
er says I'm vile, or calls me caterpillar, or worm, or
crocodile. .
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Central Howell Gossip
.' ( Canital Journal .Special Service.)
Central-Howoll, Ore., Nov. 2. There
was a surprise party on Mr. Frank and
Clarence Simmons Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Branch ami son, Ralph,
Mr. Alvtn Burns, Mrs. Poarl Miller and
daughter, Greta, spent lust Mnturdtiy ev
ening with 3. V. Baggett and family.
Mr. Alvin Burns ami Mrs- Peurl Mil
ler ami daughter, Cretu, were visiting
with Mr. ami Mrs. Amiis Branch three
or four days the past week.
Mr. Pearl. Burns took dinner lust
Thursday with his sister, Mrs. Amos
There was a Hallowe'en social given
at the Central Howell church Hallow-
e'en night. Thanks to Rev. Nicholl.
On the 31st of November the children
of the Central Howell school entertain
ed Mrs. Abe Steffler on her fortieth
birthday. Mrs. Teter Steffen baked a
birthday cuke which Mrs. Abo Stefgfen
cut and gave each child a piece. Then
when she readied home her better-half
wanted her to buko an enormous amount
of pumpkin pies so she became epiite
puzzled and wondering why he wanted
so many idea, so nbout H o'clock when
the guests began to arrive for the even
ing, she then could solve the problem
Miss Dngny I.imlquist took dinner
with Miss l.etlia Shepard lust Sunday.
Mrs. Arthur Bincgar was visiting
Central Howell school lust Friday aft
ernoon. A new comet was formed the evening
of October .11 from the reflection of n
binning strnwstack.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kcichty have re
turned from their wedding tour, which
took them through. Washington, Idaho,
California and Oregon. Mr. and Mrs
I.eichly are both highly esteemed young
pcoplo of Central Howell. Hoping their
Honeymoon will never end is the sincere
wish of the writer,
The above is somewhat stale, but per
haps will be new to somo.
Central Howell Limited has two reg
ular passengers, Miss Lethn Shepnrd and
Mr. Oscar Lindquisth. Miss Shepard
ifltends the Salem high school and Mr.
I.iudquist the Business college.
Mr. Albert Mikkelson sports around
in a new cur these days, also his father.
Last Saturday Mr- unci Mrs. Fred
Durbin and son Solly, went to Vancouv
er, Wash,, to visit Mr. Durbin 'a pa
rents, roturuing Sunday evening.
Last Monday J. W. Baggott wcntrto
Salem on business. He went by way of
the Central Howell Limited.
Mrs. Cary, Airs. Henry Werner, and
lira. Buy Humsden- spent Tuesday aft
ernoon with Mrs. Hnddie Ramsden.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Kthel Brunch
was visiting Mrs. J. W. Baggett.
Wednesday afternoon, November 22,
Mr. Arthur Feardorff mid Miss Amzcl
Moores wero united in marriage at the
Central Howell parsonage by Rev. Wm.
-"Mibs May Moores, sister of the bride
iind Mr. FraiikvSimmons, neeompanied
the happy couple.
Mrs. Adam Burns is visitin her
daughter, Mrsr-Kthel Branch.
Clnronce Simmons says he is going to
let Frank get the cook, as he is too
bashful, unless some girl takes pity
on him before 1917.
Wednesday night the boys of the
neighborhood captained by Amos
Brunch, serenaded Mr. and Mrs. Dear
dorff. The different musical instru
ments to be distinguished at a distance
was a number of cowbells, shotguns,
horns, dynamite and oilier noiti,.. ,uo
numerous to mention. After listening to
the wonderful sounds the boys were in
vited in and treated to a variety of
good things to ent.
The boys thought they were treated
so nice at Mr. Moores, thoy didn't feel
like slighting anyone where they had
an excuse to go, so wendiug their way
toward Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Spitler
they gave them a treat in harmony
that they had never heard before. The
boys wero soon invited in and treated
to fine cigars. Then they dispersed,
each going to his peaceful abode feel
ing thut they had been well paid for all
their trouble.
Ono afternoon Inst week County Su
perintendent Smith visited the Central
ilowell school, causing some needed
changes in the school.
Last Sunday Mr. Oliver Steffen went
to Hulein on his bicycle to visit his sis-
Saturday, November 25
the Oregon Electric Ry.
Will run special train to Corvallis
Leave Salem 11:30 a. m., "
arrive Corvallis 12:45 p. m.
0. A. C. and U. of 0. Football Game,
Returning after game. Regular trains also
leave Salem 8:'-o a. m., 10:15 a. m., 12:55
p. m..
J. W. RITCHIE, Agent.
tors, Miss Lena and Miss Tilly. Miss
Tilly Steffeus has a position in Fry's
drug store.
There will be a Parent-Teachers'
meeting at Central Ilowell school Fri
day night.
The women in six states voted No
vember 7, lDlil, for president the first
time. The states are Arizona, Kansas,
Oregon, Nevada, Montana and Illinois.
Twelve states in all now have equal
suffrage. They are with the above Wy
oming, Colorndo, Utah, Idaho, Washing
ton and California.
The constitutional amendment giving
equal' suffrage to the women of West
Virginia and South Dakota was de
feated at the polls last wet.
Sacramento, Cal. Nov. 24. The soe-j,
retaiy of state today announced them
would be no certification of tho statu
vote until Monday at the earliest, and
not then if the disputed precincts In
Mniysville and Orange county have not
been properly reported.
Fcr Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears
Botter Not
ft 1 .
ynp Jr -tone PHeJpsr
I felt thoroughly rested and refresh
ed ifter my long sleep; and after a
simple luncheon in my room, I dressed
and went for a walk. When I returned,
Clifford was in, and beginning to fret
for feur I waa going to be late.
"Von must have forgotten we are
going out to dinner," he greeted me.
"Hurry up and get dressed."
"Oh, I'll be ready in plenty of time,"
I piuwvrcil, and hurriedly laid off my
Clifford . wa unusually gay, and
whistled and sang all the time he was
dressing. Once he stopped long enough
to tell me a funny story he had heard
that day. I was so happy to see him iu
such good humor that iwas responsive,
and we laughed and chatted in a. way
very uunsunl to us- until time to go.
"You look very well, Mildred," he
said as he helped me with my cloak.
"This may be our last dinner in Chi
cago. I think I can finish, up tomor
row night-."
I knew at once that hia business must
have been satisfactorily completed, or
he would not have been in such good
Mrs. Curtis' Dinner.
All the way out to Mrs. Curtis', he
was in the same gay mood, and, after
we arrived, he was so unusually enter
taining that I was terribly proud oi
Mr. Mayson was late. He apol-
ogized profusely, then turned to Clif
ford: "All your fault, Hammond! that busi
ness of, yours, took me longer than I
thought it would."
So Burns Mayson had finally been
persuaded to help Clifford. Well, I was
glad. Then I realized suddenly that I
was to miss this man' attentions, his
expressed delight in my society.
"You please take Mrs. Hammond
out, Burns," Mrs-Curtis' voice -interrupted
my musings, and I turned to
"I Bhall miss you when you leave,"
he said to me. "Hammond tells me he
is going as soon as possible." N
" Yes, tomorrow, I think. I shall miss
you too! " I impulsively added.
He made no answer, neither "did he
again refer te anything personal during
the dinner, which waa very gay.. Clif
ford, told stories and was at his beat,
while Mr. Curtis and Burns Mayson fol
lowed his lead. The informality of the
whole evening wis delightful, and When
we finally said good-night to our host
and hostetss, I had one more regret at
leaving Chicago.
Mr. Mayson rode back to the hotel
with us, and when we arrived I went
directly upstairs while Clifford remain
ed down with him "to talk a little busi
ness." The Last Say in Chicago.
It was late when Clifford came up.
"It's all settled, Mildred! we go
home tomorrow," he said an hour later,
and for once forgot to chide me for be
ing awake.
The next day was a busy one.. I shop
ped all the morning, buying gifts tor
Edith, Kate and'Maudy; Muriel, toou
I remembered with a -handsome present.
men l lu ford had made an engagement
to lunch with Burns Mayson, and in.Uw
afternoon I had to pack.
At luncheon Mr. Mayson devoted him
self exclusively to me. Clifford notice
it and laughingly charged him with it.
He owned up at once, and said:
"Why shouldn't U It may be some
time before I see Mrs, Hammond
After luncheon T lft ilt nt
immediately to the-hotel to pack. A
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'K "v 'y on ine taoie, and when i
opened it 1 found Burns May son's card.
With a Wish for . nlwiiant trin nn ton
of the most wonderful American Beauty-
roses i naa ever seen.
All the afternoon their fragrance fill
ed the room, and when we left, for the
train I carried the box, and one pinned
on my jacket. Mr. Maysoar was at the
train to bid us good-bye, and am he
Ehook hands with me he said: .
"I shall see yon before- long."
I had no time to ask what he meant,
as the train started and he had to jump
off before I could make any reply.
(Tomorrow: The Journey- Honfe.)