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ditorial Page of The Capital'Journal
CHARLES H. FISHEB
Editor nd Publisher
March 20, 919
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon,
Address All Communications To
f be DmlniOTxl Uountal
136 S. Commercial St.
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to yon on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this is the only way
we can determine whether or not the carriers are following instructions. Phone
81 before 7:30 o'clock end a paper will be sent yon by special messenger If the
terrier has mimed you. .
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
TOURIST OR TAXPAYER---WHICH?
The Oregonian seems to think it makes a difference
because the construction and paving of the Mount Hood
- . Hj 1 1 1 1 1
loop will be paid for out ol the tunas raisea unaer wib
tho Rpqri-Rarrett bill and not from the pro-
ceeds of the sale of the $10,000,000 bond issue. When
it is all the money of the people ol uregon it is reany
immaterial what fund it comes from.
Of course, the Capital Journal is making a losing,
and in certain quarters an unpopular fight, when it at
tempts to assure the spending of the state road money on
tha riitrhwqvs which will develon the state and take care
of its growing business and population. The Oregonian
announces that the Mount nooa loop win De consiruuieu
and paved, and all the other Portland papers and all the
influence of the big city will be in favor of .it. Once it is
started with a moderate appropriation it will be complet
ed, even if the cost is ten or twenty million dollars. One
of the boosters for the project made the statement before
the highways committee of the legislature that all they
wanted was a small appropriation to start with, because
once the work was started it would be finished in course
of time, no matter what the cost might be. That has
Tbcen the history of the lower Columbia river highway,
which will give Portland a paved road to the beach all
the year round. , .,
The Mount Hood loop is a purely scenic road; it
means little or nothing to- the development of the state
at large; its advocates admit that it will be closed to travel
by snow, even after it is completed and paved, for six
months in the year. ,
This scenic road would connect up with the Columbia
river highway and be of great benefit to Portland hotels
and such other lines of business as cater to tourist trade.
The people of Oregon need roads everywhere through
out the state and all willing to pay for building them.
They are not particularly enthusiastic, however, over the
prospect of wallowing through the mud themselves while
, they are taxed from so many different angles to build
'scenic mountain roads, as a basis upon which Portland may
build a remunerative tourist business. That's all there is
to this discussion over the Mount Hood loop shall our
money go to the tourist or the taxpayer?
, Reading from day to day of the mistakes, inefficiency
and general no-account character of the men who man
aged the war, in certain partisan newspapers, we begin
to think that the German belief that they were the unde
feated victors must be correct. Certainly our raw, rag
ged, under-fed (see Oregonian) undisciplined, unequip
ped and inefficiently commanded armies could never have
defeated the crack German veterans.
It is strange how some of the war's big lessons are
forgotten. Many critics of the League of Nations object
that in such a league the United States would surrender
some of its national sovereignty.
It may readily be granted that there will be some
such surrender, no matter what final form the league
takes. Any kind of government, anywhere, is impossible
without some delegation of authority. And there is
plenty of room for discussion over the precise amount of
authority that ought to be delegated in this case to the
governing body of the league. But the strange thing
about most of these arguments is their apparent assump
tion that it is something new.
How much independent sovereignty has the United
States at the present time? Let us see. We are still
technically at war. We have still in existence a great
military and naval establishment. And what is the status
of that establishment?
Up to the time of demobilization, our fighting forces
are under the orders of an international war council, in
which the United States has no more representation than
it will have in the League of Nations council. We have
fought and won this war with our navy doing the will of
the inter-allied council, and with our expeditionary army
of 2,000,000 men under the command of a French marshal.
There is no sign of sovereignty which a nation
guards more passionately than the command of its army
and navy. The American government ana people sur
rendered this sovereignty without a murmur, because it
was so plainly necessary in order to win the war.
For this war the allies, including the United States
literally pooled not only their man-power and ship-power,
but their industrial and banking power. Even our food
supply is still subject, in a large measure,' to the decisions
of an international economic council. f
If the United States can surrender" or delegate so
much of its national authority to win a war, it can surely
afford to delegate similar authority in a smaller degree
to make war impossible hereafter.
The only way for the rest of the state to get any
recognition from Portland would be to get inside the city
limits. Why not incorporate all Oregon into the city of
Portland, and then outside sections of the municipality
might be allowed to receive an industry or hold it after it
has been established, without having to contend against
Portland s attempt to coax or bribe it to move to the
mouth of the Willamette. Fair freight rates might also
be secured by the outlaying wards, if we all were a pare
of the city of Portland, as well as a fair portion ol
the state highway funds. Let's all move into the city of
Portland, or, what would be the same, have the corporate
limits extend to take us in! i
Slippery Bill Borah, aristocratic Henry Cabot Lodge
J. Blatherskite Sherman are some of the senators most
active in their opposition to the League of Nations. Nat
urally one would expect these wily and oily politicians to
oppose open-air diplomacy and anything that tended to
make the peace of the world a permanent condition. The
chief trouble with the senate, which ended in a disgrace
ful f hbuster that defeated needed appropriations and
legislation, is that it contains too many men of the type of
Borah, Lodge and Sherman.
Women Need Swamp Root
Thousands of women have kidney
and iladiler trotMe and nevr suspect
Women' tomplainKs often prove to
bo nothing else but kidney trouble, or
the - result of kidney or "bladder dis
ease. If the kidneys are not in a healthy
condition, they may cause the other or
gans to become diseased.
Pain iu the back, headache, loss of
ambition, nervousness, are often times
symptoms of kidney Irowblo,
Pont delay starting treatment. Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, a physician's
prescription, obtained' at any drug
tore, may be just the remedy needed
to overcome such conditions.
Get a medium or large size bottle
immediately from any drug store.
However, if you wish first to tost
this great preparation send ten cents
to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N.
Y., for a sample bottle. When writing
ibe mire nnd monition the Salem Daily
BAB DEBS FROM SPEAKING
IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN IN SALEM I
Canton, Ohio, March 18. Eugene V.
Debs has been barred from using tho
city auditorium by a- resolution passed
by the council. The socialist leader was
scheduled to speak in the city owned
building on March 23. He is now un
dor prison sentence for seditious sw,
meiits made in a speech hero Isst June.
1! TO S
"A mcldc-r in our foundry wore a
pair of shoes with Neolin Soles every
day for ten months and two weeks
both in the foundry, and to and from
his work and they are just worn out."
The Sessions Foundry Company of
Bristol, Connecticut, makes this report
on a pair of Neolin-soled molders'
6hoes given them for test
Neolin Soles have none of the short
comings of other soles. They do not
burn or crack under conditions such
as these nor do they wear out quickly
under the grind of abrasive materials.
They are made by Science to be es
pecially tough and durable, will stand
the roughest kind of usage and so
wear longer and cave money. More
over, they are comfortable and water
proof. You can get them on new shoes in
many styles for men, women and chil
drenor as re-soles. They are manu
factured by The Goodyear Tire &
Ru'iber Co, Akron, Ohio, who also
make Wimjfoot I leels -guaranteed to
outwear all other heels. ,
THE PROMOTER'S WIFE
BY JANE PHELPS
By Walt Mason
Windy March is now on deck; Winter gets it in the
neck, and we hear him say, "By heck, it is time to loop the
loops;" gentle Spring is on the way; there are balmy windi
today, and the hens begin to lay in their richly furnished
coops. March will try us for a spell; she will rant and she
will yell, raising forty kinds of Hail Columbia, but it's all
an empty bluff. Winter has his final fling ere the birds
begin to sing, and we welcome gentle Spring; oh, the
springtime is the stuff! March may dish up snow and
sleet, fill with slush the village street, and annoy rheu
matic feet, but no dead game sport will sigh; for the sun
' will follow fast on the coat tails of the blast; March's
tantrums will be past in the winking of an eye. Soon tho
bumble bee and ant on the lawn will gallivant, and the
pelican will chant like a bulbul, to its mate; soon the aard
vark and the owl and the common barnyard fowl. will sit
up at night and howl, for old Winter pulls his freight. Oh,
the rapture and the bliss when the blizzards cease to hiss,
and the sunbeams come and kiss dewy-lilies and the rose!
March's winds may rant and shout, but they cannot bluff
us out, for we know, beyond a doubt, they are Winter s
BARBARA REFUSES TO GO TO A
MATINEE WITH BLANCHE.
Ou luncheon finished, I went direct
ly homo, altho Mrs. Orton had asked me
f I would go to tho niKtinee. I dis
trusted herTind disliked her. I must be
civil when Neil was around or it would
angor him and ho would also think me
jealous which I had no intention ho
should do, tho I was.
Mr. Frederick had evaded, when I
asked him if he wore not coming to sco
while in New York. Neil had heard and
socondod tho invitation, and then Mr.
Frederick had said.
"I am leaving so soon I fear I shall
net have timo. If I do I will certainly
let you know." And with that we had
to be content.
I can't, explain the feeling which
mndo mo dosiro to sco Mr. trederick
again. I surely had no intention of
questioning him about Neil, or his busi
ness. Yet ho might have said some
thing, lot drop a remark that would
have mudo me feel less unsettled, hap
pier over Neil and his affairs, which
Stomach, Liver and
' 1 re
zif fJUmf f iff Xfi
he was so determined to koep to him
self as fur as I was concerned. ..
Noil seemed to have recovered his vi
VttCity when ho came home to dinner.
I said nothing about the quiet way he
had acted at luncheon, but tautcu of
Mr. Frederick and other things.
"Did you and Ulanche go to a mat
iiioot" ho asked.
"No, I WU8 a little tired and so I
came right homo."
Didn't sho want to go, didn't sse ask
"Yes tho I don't think she cared
particularly about going, She didn't act
nt all disappointed."
' I wish, after this, when she asks
you to go anywhere with her you would
accept. It was precisely with that ob
jeet in mind that I arranged that luncti
"I'm sorry but, you see, Neil, I
didn't know. I don't understand why
you wanted mo to go with herj but if
there was any real reason, you should
have explained it to mo."
Ho spoke so stenjy, that I could not
avoid thinking that there was some
thing behind it all; ho had not denied
that he had planned for mo to go out
with Blancho Orton, whilo at the same
tiino he had made no explanation of
why ho wanted mo to do so.
Suddenly it flished over me that for
somo reason ho wnnted me to be seen
in public with Blanche. Ho had ar
ranged that luncheon not because he
wanted me to have a good tlmo, not be
cause he wanted me with him; but be
cause he wanted people to see Blanche
and me together. Then he had wanted
me to go to a matinee with'her doubt
less for the same reason. Oh, it -was
shameful the thought that intruded on
the heels of this one. No, not I would
not believe that of Neil. If I did it
would be to believe him guilty of some
sort of immoral liason with Mrs. Orton,
and also to insult him by believing he
would use mo, his own wife, to cover it
up "by being seen with her.
fcihould I say any more about it to
Neil, or should I let it pass as I had so
many other things f I decided to do
tho latter. Neil had been very Irritable
lately, alth0 we had not again como to
an open quarrol. But the least contra
diction angered him, and I felt I could
not endure to go thru a-nothor siege of
tho kind we had so short a time before.
My own nerves were strung to the high
est pitch, I felt that hysterics were not
very far away. Re insteaa o mtying
mors about Mrs. Orton, I changed the
Just as I cam to this decision the
telephone rang. Neil picked up tho re
"Hello what's that t My God
when did it happen! Dead! Ton are
sure t I'll be right down, go to the
office and wait for me."
Neil sank heavily into a chair. 1
"What is it, doart Do tell me!" I
aid. mnning to him.
" "He's dend Orton---and - now that
fleal will be off" ho staggered to the
ee'Iarette and poured himself a drink.
Then, without looking at me, or answer
YESTERDAY IF yon remember
IT RAINED also that it
HAS RAINED other yesterdavs
WHEN MOST of that rain
WAS COMTNO down and
J. PLUVTTJS was having
THE TIME of his
LEE GILBERT and I
STOOD. IN that rain
WHILE SCORES of women
AND VETERANS and others whom
WE GALLANTLY and impatiently
CONCEDED PRECEDENCE to
GET ON one of our
CHEEKY COLORED little
(OR AS Fred'k Schmidt insists)
LOJXJ COLORED car
WAITING THERE in the rain
FOR THE conductor to
MAKE CHANGE and
BOUNCE NICKELS on the floor
IT DAWNED on us why
THEY SAY . -
SO WE got wet
AND JUST as I started
TO CUSS the kind of
ft - '
A STREETCAR that takes up
SO MUCH time when
A CROWD is getting oa
"WHATS BECOME of the guy
WHO SAID we would
HAVE LESS an 'less
RAIN IN Oregon
FROM YEAR to year as
THE FORESTS were cut
"IF YOU sco hirn
TELL HIM I would
MEET HIM on the
American Airplane Will
Make Trans-Atlantic Flight
Washington, March 19. Hans for
trans-Atlantic flight by an America
airplano tiro being laid, Acting Secre
tary of the Navy Hooscvelt announce
The flight is expected to take place
somo time after May 1. Lieutenbnt
Commundcr Patrick L. Bellinger has
been ordored from Norfolk to Washing
ton for work in connection with prepa
ration of plans for the flight, Roosevelt
announced. No orders, however, have
been issued for the flight itself, Roose
velt said, adding that it was not likely)
th&t the enterprise could' take place
earlier than May.
The plans are now to string destroy
ers along the route of tho propose
fligjit about 200 miles apart. The sea
plano, equipped with radio, would be in
constant radio communication, instant
notice would be given of any mishap,
thus insuring virtual Bafcty for the erew
and the scientists who will be eboar
BETTER LOOK OUTi
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The League of Nations
and A Cocked Hat
Senator Knox as well as others is trying his hard
est to knock the League of. Nations. But Knox's
knocks wont hurt the League of Nations. The League
of Nations idea is so much bigger than Senator Knox
that it will knock him into a cocked hat
Now what's a cocked hat?
Well, we're not running a haberdashery. Let our
good friends Schei, Johnson, Bishop or Sunden answer.
Our specialty is printing. We might not put a tape
measure on you at the right place if we undertook to
measure you up for a suit of clothes; but we know just
how to use our pica-rule and just what type styles and
"color combination to employ to get you out a high class
job of printing.
And a high class job of printing has just the same
. effect on the man who sees it as does a high class suit
of clothes, wjiile a poor job of printing makes the same
impression as a poor looking suit of clothes. '
When you go to Portland, Seattle or Frisco to atteffd
a meeting of jobbers, wholesale or retail merchants you
dont wear a shabby suit of clothes do you? No sir!
Your printing i3 as much a manifestation of your char
acter and personality and fine taste as is your clothes.
A high class job of printing doesn't necessarily
mean a high price. It does mean high quality workman
ship and material.
Yours for Business
' PHONE 199
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High Class Commercial Printing
Creators of Distinctive Typography
193 North Commercial
G. E. Brookina, Prop.
ing niv questions, he left the house.
(T0 be Continued.)