Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 19, 1918, Page FOUR, Image 4

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    editorial -Page of The Capital Journa
. C4itor tad FsUUter
September 19, 1913
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
fc. . BARNES,
8:. and Trt-aa.
"tally by carrier, per year S5ou Pr Month
Imliy by mail, per year 3.1)0 Per Mouth
V. Ward, New Tork, Tribune Building.
The $940,000 asked for by the board of control for
meeting war emergency expenses will probably be defeat
ed because of the graft it contains. The state council of
j defense seems to be wasting money on big salaries, like
i tne ;ma a montn paid to a Dallas woman, automohiles and
other extravagances. This Dart of the annronriatinn
hould not be passed because the work of the council at
Thtf-acrA V II Mrivkwull 1 'enrt. llam Iln'i lit! ir t
The Capital Journal carrier bny are Instructed to put the pa pert on the porch. It , hpst is of llttlP VfllllP tn thp Q"ltp
th carrier does not do this, mlgea you, or ncpkn-ri getting; the paper to you on time,
kindly phone the circulation n;nn.iper. as thla I" the euly way we can determine whether
or not the carriers are following iugtructlona I'hone Mtiin HI before 7 :3o o'clock aud a
lapf r will be aeut you by special meesenger ft tbe carrier haa njlssfd you.
Is the only newspaper In Salem whose circulation Is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau of Circulations
Today the drive to secure ?G,000,000,000 on the
Fourth Liberty loan began. On a per capita basis this
ineans $60 must be subscribed, for ei ch and every person
in the United States. Here in Salem we are apportion ed
a sum almost exactly equal to our rer capita rate, or $1,
037,869. It is a vast sum in the aggregate, and yet it is
only 60 each. However as there are many who can sub
scribe nothing it will require that every one of us dig
deep and mako up for those who are not in condition to
help. We want, for the first thine, to jret rid of the idea
1 hat we are giving anything for we are not; but instead
lending our money t oourselves in a Common cause and
that cause the holiest one that eve-.' moved a nation or a
people. We are lending the money for the purpose of mak
ing the world free, for getting rid of war forever, for
defending those weaker than ourselves, and making the
world a fit place for decent civilized folks to inhabit. This
is something it has never been, for the simple reason that
one clas.s has arrogated to itself the right to rule, as it
alleges, by divine right; and at the same time absolving
itself from any 'uty to the balance of humanity. We are
told "lend us the money and we will free the world of a
menace that has been suspended'over it since time began."
We are not asked to give, only to lend the money. On top
of this, looked upon merely as an investment, it is safe and
fcnngs good returns. It also leaves our money in such a
chape that should necessity compel us to use it, we can
get the cash at any time. There are no law suits neces
sary to collect it, no expense attached to changing it into
cash at any time. Bonds issued in the other Liberty loans
have sold above par, and so will these before long. This
means the interest instead of being four and a fourth per
cent will really be above five per cent. Over and above all
however, is the duty we owe to ourselves as individua
fractions of the great whole, the government of the Un
ited States, to back up our government to the last dollar
necessary to, aid it in carrying out our own expressed
wishes as to the war in Europe. Already what we have
none has altered the situation in Europe, has turned the
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nuns toward nome ana must keep tnem travelling in
that direction, until they are back in their own territory
and so thoroughly beaten that they will never again
threaten the destruction of the civi'ized world. This is
what your money loaned the government is to be used for,
and when the task is accomplished it will in time be re
turned to you with interest from the day it is loaned. The
indications are the war will be ended within a year, and
whether it is or not depends on the way we back our
hoys "over there" who are offering their lives if needs be,
upon tne altar ot duty. Weigh their service to the gov
ernment and to yourself against your money, and you will
consider wnatever sum you may he able to spare is insig
nificant in comparison. Don't wait' to be asked to sub
scribe, but make up your mind to put up everp dollar
you can spare and then fUT IT UP.
The state guards, which is the hand-nicked nolitiral
body-guard of the governor, is a useless organization.
Just now it is detailed to protect the coming state fair
Jfrom a possible Prussian air raid. The members are sup-
posed to get $90 a month, clothes, board and lodging.
I Money expended on this organization is wasted and it is
an imposition on the taxpayers to ask them to cut ud for
it. .
There are some items in the $940,000 budget that are
meritorious out tney will probably be beaten because o:
the graft represented by other items.
There is a persistent rumor emanating from Berlin
inai me Kaiser nas sintered a nervous break down, and is
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uueny despondent. This, may be only a rumor now, but
it is a sure forerunner of what will happen soon, if it has
not. already happened, Hindenburg, Ludendorff and
some others are likely to be afflicted the same way, for
num pxe;eiii, muicauosn me disease is naoie to Decoiru
epidemic in Germany as well as Austria.
Every farmer in the state who can do so should at
tend the demonstration of the tractors at the state fair
next week. It will be an object lesson worth many times
its cost. The plowing season will be robbed of all its wor
ries when the tractors are installed on every farm, and
me iarmer need no longer worry about the weather, for
Dy neiping eacn other just as their lands are in condition,
me plowing can be taken care of at the proper season.
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Arthur Bisbane, righthand man of W. R. Hearst, is
ir. a bad mixup. It seems ho bought the Washington Her
: Id for something like $575,000, which was furnished
by German brewers of this country. Brisbane admits the
fact, but says it was a straight business deal and that he
borrowed the money from the brewers, but the fact that
the mone ywas to be repaid bv him onlv when he felt so
inclined and that the loan was to draw no interest makes
the transaction 'ook bad.
Rippling Rhymes
by Walt Mason
Now doth the busy little Hun delight to pass the bunk,
unu ciaim a victory is won, when he is knocked kerplunk!
The general whose cumbrous name winds up with burg
or dorf, sti'l claims to have a giant's frame, when he is
shown a dwarf. When Foch or Haig in battle fail,, the
fact is not denied; these brave men rise and say, "The tail
has traveled with the hide." Thev ' ant the folks at. home
to kno wthe truth, and give it flat; if they are beaten by
me ioe, mey let it go at tnat. But Prussian leaders can
not trust the folks at home, it seems; they feed them up,
until they bust, on fakes and hopjoint dreams. How doth
the busy little Hun, his whiskers streaked with foam,
hand out the piffle by. the ton, to feed to folks at home!
But when the facts at last leak in, I wonder what they'll
say; will they just wear a foolish erin. in their accustom
ed way? Or will they swell with righteous ire, their
spirits sore and hot, and grumble like a house afire, and
have some princes shot? "Dumb driven cattle" is their
name if they, with patient eyes, forever watch the hocus
game, the carnival of lies.
Heroic little Belgium is not making any appeals for a
peace conference. She knows better than all the others
combined what any peace but one dictated bv the allies.
and with the Hohenzollerns and Ilapsburgs eliminated
jorever, means, ane nas ieit me inendly hand of the
Hun and prefers unending conflict to peace with the bar
barians still ravening at her borders.
Only one newspaper in America jumped at Austria's
fly and that was the biggest fish in the pool, the New
York Times.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
i "nr llii 11 Will hp for mIp nn
. -- rr ava w a was
and afterlSaturday, Sept. 28
Kill It met a Mrs. Curtis, tliv next day
when she went out to luiu'lieon. lirian
hit rod ticPtl hor ono Any in tlio
street, niut Kutti hiul never wcn Iter
ntfitin, so site wn8 more tluiit a little sur
insod when Mrs. Curtis asked if slio
were, guiuj; to lunch; then proposed that
they lunch together.
It surprised Hut)v that Mrs. Curtis
should seek hvr company. To Ruth, it
scented that they could have nothing in
common, isiic recalled that Unnu had
society luit-
a working
woman, tint to iter surprise slit) iouml
Mrs. Curtis rather interesting.
"And so voti BctitHlly worM'; Mrs
Curt is said. "Work in n store. How
(juuinl! Doesn't Mr. lluekvlt ol'jertf"
Why shfllild she nsk that question!
liutli hud not jet learned to answer
it without looking conscious. Kvcn meek
Mrs. I.a Moutc had asked it, ono day
when she came to the shop to sec her
" Why should hef" Euth tpvried, in
return, conscious of the flush on hor
ftteo. "I don't mind HIS working."
j "No, of course not! But he's a man.
that's different."
I "I don't ngreo wuth you. If n woman
iis capable, and if she cares moro about
1 doing sonic sort of work outside of the
lliome than she does about pvt'ling pota
toes nn,l washing dishes, whv shouldn't
she do what she likes best cspednlly
, if there, are no children!" "
"You have the. oddest ideas, Mrs j
.ITackett. I'd giw nnvthing to know
how to d0 something that would keep
shop, and I hate. I abominate washing
dishes and doing housework. Mr. Hack
ott is young, has his way to, make,
It wouldn't be right for mo 'to hiro
competent help and sit around doing j
noming. u wouldn't be fair." Kuth
might have added, "Nor would it be
"That's a new way of lookine at it
But most men hato to havo their wives
work. And another thing! I have, ob
trrved thjU where tho wife works
wheru she really earns money, the hus
b ind after a hil lets her" do it all,
It seems to me it i bad for th.ni in
that respect. It suit of has a demoral
izing effect on tLom. And tltw u.ri
part of it is, it seem," to affect all
classes of men in the same wtiy.-froui
the washerwoman's husband up!"
"I don't agric with you, Mrs. fun
tis, although it is interesting to henr
your views. Of course I never haw
known women who worked, so I am not
qualified to talk upon the subject. Hut
I can't oo WHY it should d'emoulizn
a man, as you say, to have his wife
earn money."
"I don't know WUY it does, either
but I know that it does, in almost everv
case. Of course 1 am not saying it will
.nleSp Fit Oregom
Over J he lp
'--wr ...aiio.am f--.JI',lfwaa-'.r. , .,.' .'' m j
. Every time you buy a bond you register
. a vote of confidence in the United States.
C-J When you don't buy bonds, you vote
against United States; against your
Country's Cause.
The issue is clean cut: Democracy or the
divine right of an autocrat; self -govern-t
ment or government by a despot; victory
or disgrace. ,
Vote today for .Victory !
Buy Fourth Liberty Bonds
Salem Bank of Commerce
she is with us-that is, if you woulajing about her husband's secretness
car., to inmp ; , , . .
w iiirnnnir i r , r,j.,i..i i . . .
I should like very much." Buth' throuoh rfci. 1.; ,i
replied honestly It would give her swelled home. Beoeiving Vo "rep 1 Iiuth
chance to see Briaa and MoUio King Continued: " R '
rogoincr. "Y
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some won
It isn't fair that
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lliee. I don't. innn... r. ... ..i ..a x . . . ' .
yoai case. There are ahvava ex-nn-l tr..V.,i ..sn . r,..J,t .... , T V " "1"" 10 10llK aitcr.the r-
tirn.. v u. i- u. . JIV." v "' ' v :um:orariiig ot
' . . . ..v uimgut tuey wonia maKo f 1 houses.
... - , ,.......,,,.,,, nmii, mid tney navi inarcn. i n
mor0 prino in suceeding than
class, I think. By the war,
rmt that old friend of Mr.
Mollie King,"
"Yes, and found her charm
-r skat i - . . ii.ii.
.. . n.... . a iiiii mir mucn mr ittni.nip n nnnnr nia rt Di,n;n. i . . c
Bohemian crowd, mwlf l.n T .l,. vi i ij t. VI TJ . ..' ? y.B.Rnw approved. I thot
u, eager nd interested as you seem to liked Mol.ie. and Mr. Curtis i, a, fond list.; to his lXQ iCt it Vr SS. '"T
"It isn't SEEMING, Hrs. Curtis. 1 1 aLJw. "wLJ like 1 fi.V
AM interested. I lovc my work in theett to din with some night wheal -Mrs. Curtis ,,adn't. But she had no.h'&to deeeSwu
"He wouldn't think 0f such a thing"
rfuth replied, saying things wider hot
breath that would have astonished hec
companion should she have heard. "Wa
always talk everything over together".
How lovely! Wait until T ..n li.
nderfnl oIm'1.11. f the? r03 fr0
Air. Hackert ! e'. 1 11 telephone Mollie, then find
lave yon, K,.th saw a ?er tragedy looming ur, out of town, go I ani Id Uht hi , hi :
ircken'..rt she sut. ed, swallowed hard oneeV some o9 like '-Mi King to go S L"0h' tUak " told n,o Bria.
in." ' ... 'I hi- 'o en.ertafn tS !-lf as. wit
I " tu ni it. iiiio niiii l M III avi tiauuuv (.. 1 1 M if m . u , inu..'..i 1 l- a
i i . -uo .oirii'u uuc kv
k lit -
w.c ouop. i win go to tia; dinner it
I have to crawl there!'
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