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THE DAILY CAPITAY JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1919.
elije (Capital Ilournal
AN EfDETBXDEXT NEWSPAPER
PnMshed every evening errr-nt Sun
day by the Capital Journal Printing
Uo., 130 outn uommerciai 8ireei,
Palem, Oregon. , ; ,
Editor nd Publisher "'
i Telephones Circulation and Busi
ness office, 81; Editorial rooms 82.
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tives W. D. Ward, Tribune Building,
New York, W. II. 8tockwoll, People's
Gas Building, Chicago,
AVERAGE DAILY CIBCTJLATION
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iation. '" : "
FULL LEASE WIRE TELEGBAPII
Entered ns second class mail matter
t Salem, Oregon.
By Walt Mason.
' ' f
Whi'u a niiin in wtixiiiK old, and M
whiskers cbiiii(it' from' gold to a sort ot
brindled gray, when liis t'i has slipped
fcwny, if lie's fixed SO ho can rent, let
ting work po gulley wst, lie will find
life's cloniiihiK gay, cliocrful as a circus
day. In my younger yeurs I toiled till
my jralliKoa were spoiled, and I tmltou
down some scudti, saved the dollars of
y iln.is; when six dollur c.aino to me I
would )ickl0 two or three. Xow I'm in
the yellow leaf I urn free from dread and
grief. I don 't have to work a bit when
L am not feeling fit. I cr.n run around
uoA play with the wichliiuidg all the
day; in my state limousine I am burn
ing gasoline, for I saved the silver
wheels when tho nep wiih in my heels,
ftiid I do not cnie a dern how much
money I may burn. Jt is dire to soe old
lads going forth to earn some scuds; it
is ud to seP old gents counting up thoii
meager cents, trying 1uird to pay thCii
way, when they should be out at play.
Aa;o comes on us, swift and sure; then
it's beastly to be poor. You'll be old
yourself, full soon; therefore, save the
bright doubloon. ' ,
FOURTH ON THE LIST.
Odds and Ends
All he a-sUeuV-They were standing
outside the front door liaving a final
that, nfter his evening call.
lie was leaning ugainst itlic door post
tiilhing in low, dulcet tones. She was
listening and gazing up tapturoiisly in
to his eyes. . ' '
(Suddenly slio turned round, TIio door
had opened; and there, just inside,
stood her father clad ia a dressing
"My dear father," she asked, 'what
in the matter?"
tier dear father Ignored -hor que
tioii. "fluhn,'' he said, addressing tho
young man, "you know I've never
complained about, your staying lale,
and I'm not going to Complain now;
ut, for- good 11 ess' wike, stop loaning
RKuinst the bell push. Other people
wut some sleep, even if yon don't."
-r-Lomton Tit bits,.
ABE MARTIN .
SALEM ranks fourth among thfe banking cities of Ore
gon with deposits of $7,690,120, according to the re
port of the state superintendent of banks. She is surpas
sed by Portland, Pendleton and Astoria. - (
Salem should rank second, second in populati6n, sec
ond in volume of business, second in industry. Salem is
second to none in natrual resources and geographical lo
cation and in opportunity. That she does not lead is due
to her jown lethargy and indifference. - ) ', ; :r;T4 ' ;
The reason that Pendleton and Astoria, smaller cities
without the wealth of agricultural and horticultural re
sources, without large industrial concerns, without the
payroll of state institutions, lead Salem in bank deposits,
which measure the business, prosperity and thrift of the
community, is due to the lack of enterprise, energy and
foresight of the capital city and the superior hustling abil
ity, civic pride and community spirit of the less favored
towns. Their citizens pull together. They act as well as
talk and their actions and talk are all for their home
If Salemites had a proper sense of civic pride, they
would put Salem bank deposits second in size in the state
in thirty days by the simple expedient of buying at home
instead of patronizing Portland and -Seattle mail order
houses and their patronage would make bigger home
payrolls, better stores, larger stocks and cheaper prices.
Portland, Seattle and other firms pay no taxes in Salem,
spend no money in Salem and their only interest is to
"milk" the community for money to build up outside cities.
Money sent out of town, never returns, while money spent
in Salem remains in circulation here.
If wealthy and well-to-do Salemites had the commun
ity spirit that actuates similar classes in Astoria and Pen
dleton, they would solve the building problem by actual
ly building houses instead of inflating the price and trying
to unload undesirable old shacks on the new comers, or
trying to interest outside capital. Why should outside
capital be invested in a proposition that does not command
Salem capital? How can we expect others to invest when
our own capitalists haven't faith or confidence enough in
the community to risk their own money?
Each community must solve its own problems and
they all have them. Nearly every live, town has a build
ing problem and we cannot expect their capital to come
here and solve Salem's municipal dilemas. God helps
those who help themselves, and Salem must help herself
j.i . n - p ... i i i- -i 1 1 t
m inis, as weu as iucure proDiems ana witn seven ana
three-quarters millions of deposits in her banks, she
ought to have no trouble in investing half a million in new
It is a trite saying that nature made the country and
man the city. Nature gave Salem the country and re
sources all that is necessary is for man to build the city.
Cities don't buud themselves. They are due to the vision,
enterprise and energy of the men inhabiting them. They
grow, stand still or atrophy according to the ability of the
citizens to realize their opportunities. If the citizens are
unwilling to act and assume their responsibilities, content
to stagnate and drift Salem will always lead the self
sufficient, placid and sleepy existence of the ordinary
state capital, interested only in spending state taxes.
The psychological time has arrived for Salem to wake
up and grasp her opportunities for growth and expansion
and case marking time of taking and keeping the place
that belongs to her as the second city of Oregon.
have observed work on that section ay Joseph K. Carson, Jr., of Hood Biver,
the improvement in the hignway wnen a graduate of the University of Oregon
the work is completed will be decidedly
law school, has returned from two years'
Fcrvice in France.
diaries E. Glass, well known musician i The big modern prune dryet on the
and artist of Eugene, died in that cityjRilll'h Knight ranch above Canyonville
. . iloss of $3000. -
Tuesday, aged 58.
For Your Automobile
It is dependable.
It is durable; " - ''
It is easy to care for.
It can be maintained at low cost.
It embodies over-3 1 years of specialized storage , '
battery building experience. . - ' V
It is built on the basis of low up-keep cost rather
than low first cost, and . -ta . . ;
It is made and backed up by the largest manu- . .
facfufer of storage batteries in the world.
is moi f power and punch in the ")xibc" ' Giant than
of herjtirtihg battery. "' -y, "' '
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171. South Commercial" St. -
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- General Banking Business
Office Hours from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Bread and Pastry has the satisfying quality that you
, ' require made in a sanitary shop by sanitary
' " Philip Winters, Prop.
, .170 N. Com'l. St. Phone 247
There are tires that always go to pieces,
There are tires that see you through;
There are tires that are always having blow-outs
, No matter what you try to do.
There are tires that have a fine appearance
But it's only skin deep, as you soon see. :
It's the tire that's made by Kelly-Springfield
Is the tire that appeals to me. ,
J. J. C.
AUTO SUPPLY AND VULCANIZING
219 N. Commercial ' .? Phone 66
What 's become o' lh' feller that nsod
t' r-'t'T t' mi ole NOTi'lliOfu't tis nu ole
fmmr? There's eertttiuly a whole lot in
DAttAS LANDMARK PA3SES.
'.Kallas, Ore., Oct. 11. -The old .land's
noii-e (in Mill street which was erected
in- thi city more than sixty years iiji
and which t the tinto of its const ruc
tion u as -one. of the hhcnvj" nnd numt
H'lli.-limtiiil houses in Dsillaa, ii belli)!
wrecked this veel by John T'rnkes s
local contractor. The house has been
owned for a iiumlor of years by K. ('.
Kivki:itiiek ho iiileiiils to construct
a modern residence on the til of jt.he
old huildiiixat some future date. - - :
HAS GOT IT
270 N. Com'l St.
rresiilent. Kurijrht )uve hi reci'jitioii
toilny. He asked me to help pour, Aunt
Kinily received with Mr. Knrifjlit.
' '.'I'm awfully frightened," 1 told the
ussemlilod family t lunch. '
"Cheer mi," said Cousin Saiii, "I'll
be, on hand to see that you ilou't put
lemon and cream in together,"
s." Do stay near uie, Cousin Sanf," 1
l'(fgod, -" 1 can 't talk to hoards of eo.
"They'll be more awkward than you,
Sara, " he answered, '
1 thanked him for his back-handed
compliment, ' .
Almost 1 wish Cousin Sam were more
human.' But .never ill the Wide world
could I care tor him, ftesidos he novel
thinks of mo. For living ill the same
house. with him has take awny tiny ro
mance that in'ight have Hpruiig up. Bo-
I malice f Cousin bam? I laugh as 1 my
iil, 1 can Hee him polishing his glassns.
11 is one Hiitbitiuii is to ho not an assist
i uii I but iv professor.
Hut perhaps 1 sluill see Professor Cue!
For my . new Ueutinent has acted like
magic. Now I laugh at him. Jolly him.
lh) all the things I would not Jvu
thought possible a few weeks ago.
It has almost boeome Jmblt fvt ttio'.
to dawdle "over' my liotetf after class,
j l'or him to gather up his papers quickly.
jThcn together vco leave thu empty town.
j!le wall; as far ns einupus bouiuls. I
i foot that he in on tho verge of some-
thing more tha interest.
And 1 shall sec him today. So I put
on my one stunning gowri. " My whit,!
chiffon evebiiig dress. And Cousin Hum
brought mo a flower n liulf-opencu
Jack rose., ,lleT seemed less iliy-tis dnsi
when lie gave it to'ine. -
1 had to louvf, vnlher early, as I was
lo pour. Mi, i.ni'ight showed me my
1'lacp nt one end of tl bms tablp in tlte
diiiing-rooin. I at here with flushed
, cheeks. Hut I found it fat less excit
ing than I expected,
College boys talked" in- groups. The
: profesiKirs' ives wimdored uimlessry
. nbonk.' Tho more popular one wert) sur-
rounded. " lVrhapa sumo day I shall bp
ou0 of thoaiJ I sltull como to college
receptions. l.sh:ill "he nico" to fresh
faced youths. Tea waa less in demaud.
I nuk back into iny chnir drenm'iiig.
Then two voices, behind me, bacauie
i OMiuef,; They eani f ram the enrtnlncd
bow-window: ' '.,
"He's nu old shin, that's all I snjy
'1 say we get up a petition to Kn
right. 1'ou know, as well as I, ho
flunked Thompson because be didn't
like h'im. Thompson only asked for his
paper to be read again. He wouldn't
consent. He's no oiil beast-"
"The whole class thinks so," said the
Hut who waa he! I listened with (julcl
benting heart. It couldn't be!
Then the second voice si,id, "Coe's
always had the rep, of being mean!"
I was glad, ther, that someone wanted
tea, and lemon, and two lumps? For
the b'ood was beating loudly in my ears.
Was this true about Professor Coef Inr
(he boys think him menu!
. (Monday Disillusionment.)
WEST OF SUMMIT TO
. BE IMPROVED NEXT
Itids f r the eonstnicfion of a lo-mlle!
section ()f the MvKenzie highway On the
west side of the summit have been ad-'
jwrtiscd for by C. H. Pnrcell, distvlet j
j engineer for the department of aerieul
.ture. It is announced that bids will bo'
accepted as late as October 2.1 and they I
will b, opened in the off ice, vf the dis j
trict forester in Portlnnd. ; i
This work in Intended -to improve tile ;
worst section of the whole MeKoniic'
highway and it is expected that it will i
!be completed by the- latter fart of nevt j
' The section of the highway which
ithis contract will cover is very rouh
iand nt places the grade is excessive;
Many automobiles became stalled ott the
j sleep pitches near th summit, where
(the lava ls very roilgh, during tho prat
The forestry department early this
,' r lok- tk contract for th,. eonstrue
,iou of a 13 mil, section of the highway
just east of the summit and the work
ji still Mu carrica on.: Srotorirfs Who
What Keeps a
To be rdiablt, a storage battery
must have well-made plates.
battery aolutJon must be proper,
Btrength and required purity.
Battery jars must be mechanic
ally strong and must allow no leak
age of current or battery solution.'
But it's the insulation between
. the plates that keeps that battery
full of life and adds months to its
term of useful service.
Drop in and ask us to tell you
tibout Threaded Rubber Insu
lation, and some of the records it
Itfli marl 4n lnfe
- 3 the job far beyond what used to bo
i.tJi the batteiy age limit.
' Deggc & Burreli
' ' . 238 North High Street.
t Automobile Electricians
Through Service Wc Grow
Grand Opera House
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Seats on sale Monday a.m. at Opera House Pharmacy
The Selwyns Serve
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