Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, August 20, 1919, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of T
Editor and Publisher
August 20, 191!)
Published Every Evening: Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
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lortunes through gambling in the nation's food supply.
If there is no authority for preventing the gamblers from
cornering the food surplus, holding it to create an abnor
mal scarcity,, and then taking advantage of forced prices,
here ought to be some legislation on the matter at once.
If there is any law providing for punishment of the of
fenders, it is time to enforce it, before they have succeed
ed in their plundering enterprise. :
Jm the only newspaper in .Salem whose eirculation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
" . Every storage house in New York City and other
Atlantic ports is stuffed with food. Breweries diverted
from the liquor business, are filled with it. Every avail
able building is crammed from cellar to garret.
Most of this food seems intended for exportation.
Food exports have already reached a record volume, and
that volume is said to be still growiing. Europe is clam
oring for American produce.
' But the owners of the stored food do not . care
whether they sell it abroad or at home. They have mov
ed and started it near tidewater, with a view to taking
advantage of the foreign market, but they will just as
willingly release it for the home market if domestic pricey
can be forced up high enough to give them as big a profit
as they could reap abroad. The profit is the thing. And
it is, in most cases, a profit admittedly, far in excess of
any previously realized.
The food hoards are estimated at no less than 10,000,
000,000 pounds in N'-w York alone. The totals for the
whole eastern seaboard are beyond calculation.
Who are the owners of these hoards? A., govern
ment representative says:
"Of the immense quantities of food stuffs , held in
storage the greater percentage is at the moment in the
hands of profiteers, who are- awaiting" an opportunity to
mulct either the citizens of Europe or this country. It
makes no difference to them whom they snare. There is a
legitimate and necessary quantity held for American use,
of course, and there are men honest enough to give this
product .to the country at a reasonable profit, but the
great percentage of food is held out of the market for
purely selfish reasons.
"Men who never in their lives bought a pound of but
ter, cheese, meat or leather with the idea of holding it for
tale at a profit have jumped into this market and will
squeeze the public if they get the chance. Millions loom
in front of them, and they feel they are safe in exacting
them." ,
Here is a situation that the government authorities
will do well to sift thoroughly. It is no time for reaping
By Walt Mason
Our days are full of care and dread, of toil that never
ceases; we trudge along, with weary tread, to gather up
,the pieces; the same old tasks we've done for years, the
vtruggle and endeavor; the some old doubts, the same old
fears, the same old grind forever. But there is night that
brings us sleep, when we are worn and aching, the solace
for the eyes that weep, the balm for spirits breaking.
Through restful hours, upon the hay, we dream of youth
and laughter, forgetting every bygone day, and days that
Jollow after. A little while we roam afar, perhaps on
astral pinions, and gaze down from a yellow star upon
this world's dominions. And this is all that keeps us sane,
he sleep that night is bringing, for days are full of stress
and pain, of being stung and stinging. Our days are full
of played out dreams, of empty words and phrases, of
ruined plans and broken schemes, and hopes deferred like
j lazes. - But night comes dripping from the sky, from
heaven's spangled rafter; here is the hay here let me lie,
and dream of love and laughter.
Established 1868
General Banking Business
Commencing June 16th Banking Hours will be
from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.
" In ordinary times there is little disposition to scru
tinize the profits made by'producers, manufacturers, mid
.'lemen, wholesalers and retailers. It is assumed that com
petition will take care of prices, and that in general any
branch of industry is probably entitled to whatever extra
- rofit it can make through special ability and efficiency.
But these are not normal times. Competition is not
operating as usual. Supplies are not accessible as usual.
Transportation and credit and other factors are in abnor
mal condition. All the affairs of the world are unset
tled. People are harder put to it than usual to make both
ends meet. ,
In this disturbed situation, there is little disposition
to endure the piling up of fortunes .by clever men out of
the necessities of the people. It is time for an abnormal
restriction of profits rather than an abnormal swelling
of them.
Every business connected with the staple commodities
of life must be looked into and the economic wrongs of
100,000,000 people must be righted.
. Senators Borah and Poindexter are opposeU to the
League of Nations because they are imbued with the very
ideas that wrecked Germany the imperialistic notion
of this country being able to whip the whole world and,
therefore, should not become a member of any organiza
tion designed to keep the peace of the world. This is the
position they appear to take anyway and it appeals to the
jingoes, of which this country has a large number, but as
a matter of fact neither of these senators ever had a fixed
idea on any public question. Borah was, known in Idaho
always as "Slippery Bill" and his personal -reputation was
f-uch that he was regarded as a hero around pool halls and
bar-rooms. It is very doubtful if he has developed into
much of a statesman since going to Washington, and he
probably found a fitting side-kick in Poindexter. A na
tional ticket made up of Poindexter andBorah might be
r 11 right as giving recognition to an element in our popu
lation which has never received much consideration in this
country before outside the pale of the police courts. '
They have so-called public markets in a good many
towns ana ciues line roruana, estaonsned wnen tnat par
ticular craze was sweeping the countrw and now thev
don't know what to do with them. Most of the producers
, epresented tnere are Italian and Greek-'gardners, with
occasional Japanese and Chinese, and they get their
tooths rent-free, combining to put prices just as high as
hey can. In other words it's mighty fine for the foreign
city trucK garaner, ana tne public is again the goat.
The police of the nation are seeking Clarence John
son, ex-convict, supposed to be the brutal murderer of
Mrs. Eunice Freeman, prison worker. And to think that
when they get him Oregon maudlin sentamentalism has
?nade it impossible to hang such fiends.
Some of those senators assert that thev learned noth
ing from their interview with President Wilson yester
day. Of course not, the country long ago gave up ever
expecting some oi mat ouncn to learn anything trom any
source. '
Hunting A Husband
The meat packers are trying to popularize beef by
advertising its virtues. That's all right as far as it goes,
but why not take a shorter cut to popularity by advertis
ing lower prices?
The only thing about that surplus army food supply
the government is selling is that there isn't enough of it
to make much of an impression on a ravenous civilian
Here's a Friendly Tip"
says the Good Judge
Men who know tobacco,
chew the best without iia
costing them any more.
They take a little chew and
it's amazing how the good
taste stays in a rich, high
grude chewing tobacco.
For lasting tobacco satis
faction, there's nothing
like a small chew;of that
rich-tasting tobacco.
Put uj in kvo styles i !
RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco
W-B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco
Bag in hand I opened the gate. I
was -startled. The stark look of the
curtalnless, gcreenlegs windows of our
little home was prophetic. Tho tele
gram jthen had been true?
Tho bell sounded as though clanging
through an empty house. . Mother came
to the door. .
I "Why Sara," she said, "what
brought you home?''
! In a few minutes I was sitting at the
wooden kitchen table. Mother brought
mo a roll out of the breadbox. We sat
munching rolls and drinking milk in the
elean emptiness of the kitchen. . But
even there it had a look of foreboding.
The volue and white kitchen ware was
Mother was closing up the house. She
was going, to Aunt Emily 's. Aunt Emiiy
was ill.
Told in a few words. Yet I feel that
the darkened house will never be tho
same again. I wandered around fore
lonily. I looked at the pictures draped
in their coverings, the closed piano, the
absence of till our little possessions
bowls and books mid eanille-stk-ks. It
all seemed to be ready for a sinister
I left it and hurried lip to my room.
Hut even it held no comfort for me.
The cheap bureau the ugly' bed the
one eliuii- which badly needed caning. So
cheap so hopeless it ail looked.
Perhaps I had seen beauty too much
--tlic luxury of Merle House the taste
and daintiness of Harriet's, tho artistic
carelessness of-John Carowe's, the' old
family look of Dr. Bixby's.
Dr. Bixby's I must write him. Iii
the shrouded and silent house I sat
down. I used a rusty pen that scratch
scrutched over the paper. My thoughts
felt rusty, too. , "
This is what I wrote: . .
Dr. Bixby:
I am not writing to ask you to for
give me. Somehow I feel that you can
not do that now. But I want you to be
lieve that I was sincere. , I thought that
I cared for you when you were indif
ferent to me.
;I wanted you to like. me. When you
did but you know the rest bo well. If
you would think of me without bitter
ness! And believe me when I ask you
not to distrust women. It is because
they do not know themselves that they
fail. , , !" v;, ' : ';'"
J Sarah Lane.;
There was nothing left to do. I leaned
my head "on my hands disconsolately.
I had failed miserably. ' And it wa my
own fault. I know that. I would never
do it again.. But I had hurt one man
by not knowing myself.
"Tomorrow another day," I thought
"putting away packing up moth balls
cedar chests, wrappings. A dismantled
house and mother s-t Aunt Emily's."
I could board of course. And take my
meals with people who eared not for mo
nor I for them.
(Tomorrow The Amethyst King.)
. (Capital Journal Special Service.)
Dallas, Or., Aug. 20. Mr. and Mrs. L.
D. Brown and children have returned
from a month's vacation at EoekawaJ
beach in Tillamook county.
C. C. empsey left Monday afternoon
fur Omaha, Nebraska, where he has ac
cepted a position as manager of a cigar
nmi tobacco store in the Fontencil hotel.
He was accompanied as far as Portland
by 'lis mother, Mrs. Aliee I. Dempsey
who will visit at the homo of relatives
in the metropolis before returning to
tnis city.
Airs. Ed Jacobson of Troy, Montana,
is a guest at the home of her sister,
Mrs. I. N. Woods on Clay trcet.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Y. Morrison and chil
dren have gono to Newport for a ten
days outing.
Mrs. C. G. Coad returned this week
from a week's visit a-t tho home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. Vf, Powell at Monroe.
Mr. and Mrs. 13. V. Pulton, Mr. and
Mrs. Halph Kiggs and Mr. and Mrs. H.
Cf. Black motored to Mary 's Peak Sat
uvdny afternoon for an over-cSunday out
irg. Mr. ii.ut Mrs. C. L. Crider and Mr. and
Mrs. E. K. Piusecki are expected to re
tina this week from a two weeks' trip
through southern Oregon.
Mr. f.nd Mrs. Earl Shultz and little
son left Saturday for a several week's
out'iig at Nye beach.
Walter C. V assail, vice-president of
the Dallas t'i'.y bank lias returned 'from
uu extensive- trip through the Yellow
stone National pari:.
Mis. (.'. f. 'Jowes Iirs returned from a
short Imsiiiojs visit to Portland.
Mi Ethel Keiley, of the Mountain
States PowiT company, is spending her
ucation at ho home in the capital city.
(Continued from page one)
Danger-oat to Use Treateent
ror Unly l emporary Kelicf.
There is a more serious stage of
atarrn man tne annoyance caused
by the stopped-up air passages,
and other distasteful features.
The real danger comes from the
tendency of the disease to continue
hi course downward until the
lungs become affected, and then
dreaded consumption on your
path.f Your own experience hat
taught ygu that the disease can
not be cured by sprays, inhalers,
atomizers, jellies and other local
S. S. S. has proven a most satis-.
factorv remerfv tnr Catarrh k
cause it roe Airret tn it tnnrr.
and removes the germs of the dis
ease irom me Diooa. bet a Dottle
todav. heorttl thff nnlv eaifn tr..t. '
ment that 0-ivr real rtilt '
free medical advice write Medical
tirector, tmi Laboratory, At
kU, Qi,
Of the $2 fixed for annual dues, 25' amendment to the national constitution
cents will be forwarded to national head ' granting the right of suffrage to won-
quarters, and 50 cents to state headquar- en; but . . . - ,
tcrs. . This year the stae headquarters i "Whereas, There exists no present
will use most of its funds in sending emergency that warrants tho calling of
delegates to the national meeting to be! the legislative assembly of Oregon;
held in the east late this fall. The therefore
delegates from the local post to attend
the state convention in Portland, bep
tember 18 and 19 will be appointed at
"Kesolvcd, That Sulem Orange No.
17, in regular session ,ie opposed to tho
calling of a special session of tho lcgis-
the next meeting, to be held early in ' lative assembly to ratify said amond
September. Imcnt to the national coutitution except
Bobin Day presided at the meeting in case an emergency shall dccviup
last night. Speaking of one of the ob-1 whereby the ratification of -said amend?
jeets of the American Legion, he said it ' ment to the national constitution prc
was to look after the interests of the vious to November 1, 1919, shall depend
boys who left their jobs and went into' upon the approval of sueh amendment
the. war. He referrod to one instance j by the state of Oregen.
where a soldier applied for his former) Resolved further, That the-secretary
work at tho state house ar.d was turned ; be and hereby is instructed to furnish.
down for a man who had seen no serv
ice. Mr. Day said the post should act
as. one man and demands its rights.
Dr. Carlton Smith, upon his election
as president, said he appreciated the
Governor Olcott a copy of these resolu
tions and also that a copy of resolutio .a
be furnished the Sulem newspapers."
New York. Mrs. Samuel Perlmuttet'
honor, especially as Capital Post No. 9 sat on her husband lap in a crowded
represented the brawn and brains or ( movie. Court new it was violation or
American citizenship. He recalled that the fire Jaws. Sentenco was suspended,
he had been with the boys for two years .
and knew just what each one thought I
when called out of bed at o:ii) in tne
morning during the "war, and what the
boys thought" of the daily gymnastics
and how they felt at the mess call."
All these things make a community in
terest," said Dr. Smith. "This organ
ization will grow. Twenty years from
now the American Legion will bind you
together in a, union of feeling and sym
pathy, the liko of which has never been
known." "
Grange Opposes Special
Session Of Legislature
Expressing the opinion that no emer
gency exists at the present justifying
Governor Olcott in calling a special ses
sion of the legislature to ratify the
women's suffrage amendment, Salem
Grange No. 17, P. of H., has passed the
following resolution: .
"Whereas, Salem Grange No. 17, P.
of H., is unreservedly in favor of the
nourishing '
"altoayt frshM
by Physicians . . ' ,
for '
Bodybuilding .
Sold Everywhere
m i. w o
People Who Neglect Their Teeth
Soon Have No Teeth to Neglect
trance fee and also'the $2 annual dues.
The state convention of the American
legion will be held in' Portland Septem
ber 17 and 18 and Salem will be entttled
to four delegates with four alternates.
At this convention Theodore Roosevelt
Jr., will be present. j
It was also announced last fveniag,
that the American Legion, Capital Post '
No. 9, would be CHtertained one dav at 1
the state fair by the W;-.r Camp Com-'
inanity service and wnuM also be given
Founder and Executive Hsad of the E. R. Parker System
pECAY is the thing that kills.
People die because some part
of the body decays and gives out.
The only one who can stop tooth
decay is a dentist, and the more a
dentist knows, the better advice he
can give and the better work he
can do.
- The knowledge of one dentist is
limited, but the knowledge of sev
eral dentists put together amounts to a great deal.
That is the advantage offered you by offices using
the E. R. Parker System, where a number of dentists
combine their knowledge and skill and work together.
You can come and have your teeth examined free.
You can find out if some of your teeth are decaying
and if disease is establishing itself in your mouth.
It ought to be worth your while to learn exactly what
condition your teeth are in, particularly as it costs noth
ing to find out.
God gjves us all but one set of permanent teeth, and
it is little short of a crime to neglect them.
Wallace Hylander, Fred G. Bunch, Ray J. Greer
Registered Dentists Using the
303 State St. Salem, Ore.
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The Quickener Press
193 R Com! -over Gale & Co.
G. E. Brookins, Proprietor
a dinner At the grounds. i