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PRICE FIVE CENTS
TO HAVE SLAIN TWO
BOY IS SHOT DEAD
ENTIRE GREEK ARMY I UMATILLA COUNTY
ATHLETIC MEETS i
MRS. M'CORMICK MAY
SOON WED ARCHITECT
HEADS FOR THRACE
SWEPT BY STORMS
AT OREGON GIT!
WIFE CHOKED TO DEATH AXD
WAR IS INEVITABLE, SAYS
STREAMS FCLL AXD LINES OF
DIVORCED WOMAN FREE TO
BECOME BRIDE OF KREXX.
VOL. LSI-NO. 19,379
NEW BRIDGE OFT!1;
World Economic Session
' Is Opposed.
SENATE VOTE IS DUE TODAY
General Debate Held, but
Action Is Put Over.
DEFEAT IS PREDICTED
President, In Letter to Lodge,
Hints Present Negotiations
Might Be Embarrassed.
WASHINGTON,. D. C.v Dec. 28.
(Senate warfare over the Borah pro
posal for a world economic confer
ence reached a dramatic turning
point today when President Hard
ing threw the full force of the ad
ministration against Senatior Bo
rah's plan as contained . in an
amendment to the naval appropria
tion bill and In a letter read in the
senate virtually asked for Its de
feat. Another day's general debate fol
lowed, but action went over. Plans
were made for a vote tomorrow,
but so many more senators desired
to speak that,. with forces favoring
the Borah, rider reported sparring
for time in an effort to do recruit
ing, delay over the New Tear's holi
day appeared possible. Defeat of
the amendment was predicted posi
tively by administration leaders and
conceded on the present status of
the battle by its champions.
letter Sent to Lodge.
The president's letter was ad
dressed to Senator Lodge of Massa
chusetts, the republican leader, and
said the Borah amendment would
create "false impressions" abroad
as well as at home, to the embar
rassment of what the administra
tion .already was doing toward
aiding Europe. Evidently drafted
with great cafe after consultation
with Secretary Hughes, however,
the communication failed to give
. any details of the negotiations it
hinted were in progress. -. -
Neither would Whits House or
etate department officials divulge
-.ny further information on the sub
ject. They declared the affair was
necessarily veiled in diplomacy and
1t.it developments shrouded in doubt.
Virtually the only light thrown on
the negotiations came from Set ator
Ledge' during the senate discussion,
when he said that cancellation of
the foreign debt was opposed by the
(president and was not included in
the negotiations. ('-...
Suggestion Rouses Interest.
A suggestion from the president
in his letter that congress '"rce the
bands'" of the allied debt commis
sion "so that helpful negotiations
j Say be undertaken" developed spe
cial interest in the senate. - Senator
Lodge said he was authorized to
Fiate that the president ineauf, that
time for payment of principal and
interest of foreign debts might be
Senator Borah, however, in brief
. w . ...... ... - - - - .
comment on the president's letter, I
charged that he administration .
proposed in effect to cancel the
foreign debt by deferring payments
'until the seventh or eighth genera
tion has passed over the Jordan."
In discussions at the state depart
ment rumors of the administration's
activities continued of wide and va
ried form. One was based on press
jeports from abroad, suggesting
possibilities of a four-power Euro-
jean peace pact as a means of set
tlement of the reparations questions,
tut this also failed to elicit any
comment whatever In official cir
cles. The unofficial report was that
Germany desired the United States
to suggest such a course to the
allies, France, Great Britain, Bel
gium and Germany, to Join In the
peace agreement, and possibly Italy.
Reaction. Is Impossible.-
While it was impossible to get
any reaction in official quarters on
-thjs new phase of the European
peace pact suggestion known to
have been considered first abroad
more than a year ago, it attracted
much unofficial attention. A possi
bility that it had been evolved in
Oormany as a means of meeting
French demands as to adequate
security from attack was un
changed. Since the three - power
agreement for defense of France,
which would have insured American
and British support against arty
German Aggression, failed when re
jected in the United States, it
occurred to some observers that the
United States might be- selected as
the logical agency for presenting a
four-power European peace plan
Another, overflow holiday crowd
followed today's senate debate, in
which the principal speeches were
made by Senators McNary, repub
lican, Oregon; France, republican,
Maryland; Heflin, democrat, Ala
bama, and Caraway, democrat, Ar
kansas, in support of the Borah
amendment and by Senator McCor
nick, republican, Illinois, in opposi
tion. Several lively tilts occurred
pi so between Senators Borah, Lodge,
Johnson. ... republican, California;
Jteed, democrat, Missouri, and others.
Senator Borah sought to reply at
1) iC'oncluied on Par 1. Column hT
A. Perrie, Kitchen Canyon Farm
er, JSaid to Have Done Killing
While in Drunken Frenzy.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Dec. 28.
(Special.) L. A. Perrie, rancher in
the Kitchen canyon district, 19 miles
southwest of Myrtle Point, was re
ported tonight to have choked his
wife to death as the result of a
drunken frenzy, and to have killed
James Culyer, a neighbor, who went
to the woman's rescue.'
The crime was reported by Sam
uel Stevens, another neighbor, who
said Perrie also had attacked him,
but that he had overcome the
drunken man and had tied him up.
Culver's body has notbeen found,
and it was supposed that Perrie had
shot him and either had hidden the
body, or had allowed the man to
run away, wounded, only to die
Stevens reported that the first
attack on Mrs. Perrie had been
made about 9 A. M. Culver, who
wag passing the house, heard her
screams, it was said, and went to
the rescue. After disposing of Cul
ver, Perrie was said to have gone
home to kill his wife.
After the double slaying Perrie
was said to have gone to the
Stevens home and to have told of
the crime. Stevens said Perrie at
tacked him when he expressed
horror at the details.
Coroner Wilson and Constable
O'Dell left Myrtle Point for the
scene as soon as the crime was re
ported. No word from them had
been received at a late hour to
night. Communication with Kitchen
canyon is difficult, because tele
phone wires are down as a result
of a recent storm.
POISONER ADMITS GUILT
Minnesota Man Arrested in Cali
AUSTIN, Minn., Dec. 21,-TClarence
Hamblen of Ceylon, Minn., arrested
in Stockton, Cai., on a charge of
arson, has confessed that he poi
soned his wife in her sickbed at
their home in Ceylon, October 9, ac
cording to a statement issued today
by Sheriff Carven.
The alleged confession, the sheriff
said, was made in the county jail
here last night.
LONG FLIGHT NEAR END
Seaplane on Way to Rio Janeiro
Meets With Mishap.
CABEDELLO, Brazil, Dec. 28. By
the Associated Press.) The sea
plane Sampio Correla II left this
port for Pernambuco at 7 o'clock to
day. This leg of the plane's trip
from New York to Rio Janeiro is
about 100 miles long.
Shortly after taking off the tim
ing gears on one of the motors
broke and the plane came down to
SINGER HAS RECOVERED
Schumann-Heinle, Recently 111, to
Sing Again Soon.
GARDEN CITY, N. Y., Dec. 28.
Mme. Ernestine Schumann - Heink
haB recovered from her recent at
tack of pneumonia and will sing in
Meadville, Pa., January 5, it was an
She tried her voice before a fam
ily gathering Christmas May arid
thnaa nrVln t,a.l t. l .1 J 1 . 1
k.iucc buu ,.;a.,u uci saiu niai. uer
notes were as full as ever,
NEGRO ADMITS KILLING
Woman Attacked and Beaten to
Death in Cellar.
ORANGE, N. J., Dec. 28. Police
Captain, Ryan announced this after
noon that William (Battles, negro,
had confessed to having murdered
Mrs. Eleanor L. Brigham, wife pf a
NeW York business man, in the
cellar of her home here yesterday.
The body had been crammed Into
a preserve closet after Mrs. Brig
ham had been criminally attacked
and beaten before she was killed.
PLANE KILLS AVIATOR
Man Backs Into Propeller at Fly-
' ing Field in Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 28.
Ralph W. Beale, aged 30, an aviator,
was Instantly killed when he backed
into the propellor of an airplane at
a local aviation field while he was
measuring the gasoline in the fuel
Beale came here two years ago
from Leer,; a, Idaho, and was un
SLAVS SEND OUT APPEAL
Support of Russia's Disarmament
' . Programme Urged.
MOSCOW. Dec. 28. (By the As
sociated Press.) An appeal to the
nations of the world to support Rus
sia's disarmament programme was
decided upon in . a declaration
adopted at the closing session here
of the all-Russian congress.
ITALIAN FORT BLOWS UP
Nine Men Killed and Debris Scat
tered for Miles.
ROME, Dec. 28. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Nine men were killed
when fort near Trent blew up last
night. The accident was caused by
th accidental explosion of a shell
which set off the other ammunition.
Debris from the demolished fort
j was scatttred for miles around. -t
Chaunc JVlorris, 18, Is
Vict' Oof Killing,, -,
FRIEND JGED 16, IS SOUGHT
Police Think John Pall Can
PAIR GO OUT TOGETHER
Revolver, Taken Along Presum
ably for Target Practice, 13
. Discovered Beside Body.
Chauncey 'Morris, 18-year-old
Klamath Falls youth, was shot and
almost instantly killed in a deserted
shack along the Canyon road some
time yesterday afternoon, and po
lice last night were looking for
John Pall, 16-year-old lad of that
neighborhood, who, it was thought,
holds the- key ' to- the mystery.
Whether the killing was murder,
suicide or accident the police were
unable to say.
Morris had been employed on the
dairy of Anton Kluser on the- Can
yon road. Yesterday afternoon. In
company with Pall, he went to the
cabin on the heights alongside of
the road. The two lads took with
them a .38-caliber revolver and a
number of shells, presumably for
target practice. ,
Pall Calls at Kluser Home.
At about .5:40 o'clock yesterday
afternoon young Pall returned to
the Kluser home and dropped the
remark that "Morris is staying be
hind to put out the fire." With
those words, he disappeared.
A few minutes later, John Kluser,
IS years old, started up to the cabin
to join Morris. There he found the
older youth dead. The revolver was
by his side. , ,.
Young Kluser wag so. frightened
that he. was unable to give a co
herent story of the condition of the
body or the nature of the wounds.
He -picked up the revolver, ejected
the discharged shells and ran back
Case Reported to Police.
The case Was reported to the po
lice. Attaches of the coroner'3 of
fice , started for the body at once.
Detectives attempted to locate
young-Pall, but up to a late hour
last night were able to find no trace
of him. ' "
Young Morris" relatives live at
Klamath Falls, but for some time he
has been making his home with his
grandmother, Mrs. Jack Hobson, 1115
Man, 72, Divorces Wife.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 28.
(Special.) George J. Moody, 72
years of age, and a well-known
Washougal attorney, was today
granted a divorce decree from Mrs.
Mabel Moody whom he married in
1914. The case has not been com
pleted yet as the property settle
ment is still to be made.
Neither Greek Nor Turk Capital
Has Much Faitli in Confer-
ence at Lausanne.
LONDON, Dec. 28. A dispatch to
the Daily Express from Athens says
the entire Greek army is moving
toward Thrace, war being consid
The dispatch adds that former
Premier Venizelos telegraphed the
revolutionary government advising
it to send reinforcements to the
Thracian front and asking to be
informed of the number of troops
there. A meeting of the cabinet fol
lowed and the army moved.
The reservists of the 1920 and 1922
classes, the dispatch continued, have
been called to the colors. War Min
ister Pangalos has been appointed
commander-in-chief in Thrace and
has left "with, his secretary' for
(Chicago Tribune Foreign . News Service.)
ROME, Dec. 28. News from the
Balkans says that both the Greeks
and Turks are preparing to renew
armed conflict. The Greeks, it is
reported, are massing 50, 000 troops
on the Thracian frontier and the
Turks are getting ready to, resist an
attack. Jt is said that neither Ath
ens nor Angora has very much faith
in the conclusion of peace at Lau
sanne. PARIS, Dec. 28. (By tha Asso
ciated Press.) The French govern
ment has practically completed its
plan for the "Seizure of certain Ger
man state forests as a result of the
formal action of the reparations
commission last Tuesday in declar
ing Germany in voluntary default
for her failure to deliver the spe
cific amount of timber during the
Some of .these government-owned
forests are in the occupied territory
of Germany and others in Bavaria.
It was authoritatively stated to
night that, apart from any general
settlement that may be reached at
next week's conference here of
allied premiers, M. Poincare has
made up his mind to take these
forests in economic reprisal for
Germany's "Wilful default," even
though the other allies refuse to
participate in the operation.
The French premier will insist
that his plan of seizure be the first
item on the agenda of the premiers'
meeting.. He will ask the approval
of the allied powers, but if this is
not forthcoming he is prepared to
FORD BUYS COAL MINES
Property in Kentucky Taken Over
by Motor Company.
BOSTON, Dec. 28. The Bale to the
Ford Motor company of the coal
mines, mining plant and equipment
of the Pond Creek Coal company,
situated in Pike county, Kentucky,
was announced today by 1.. B.
Davis, president of the latter com
pany.. The purchase price was not
announced, but Mr. Davis estimated
that upon final liquidation, the net
worth of the present company would
approximate $45 a share. There
are 212,920 shares of common stock.
The board of directors of the Pond
Creek Coal company at a meeting
late today confirmed the sale and
authorized the calling of a special
meeting of stockholders to ratify
THE RESCUE ONLY A QUESTION OP TIME.
Willamette River Reaches High-
; est Point of Winter " at Al
bany; Medford Drenched.
PENDLETON, Or., Dec. 28. (Spe.
cial.) Rain, followed by a heavy
wind storm, swept Umatilla county
this evening, and lines of communi
cation were torn down. The Uma
tilla river was rapidly rising and all
creeks were flowing full.
Window : panes were reported
smashed in some towns of the coun
ty, but no serious damage was done.
Practically the entire deficiency
in moisture for the year has been
made up in the railfall of the last
The maximum temperature was
50 degrees today and. more rain was
ALBANY, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.)
The Willamette river reached the
highest point of the , winter here
today when it went to the 13-foot
mark. The rise started three days
ago, when the water went to the
ten-foot stage. Heavy rains are
responsible but the storm has ceased
and the weather was colder tonight,
which was expected to check any
further.rise. The Santiam and Cala
pooia rivers also were high, espe
cially the Santiam, which nearly
overflowed its banks today.
MEDFORD, Or., Dec. 28. (Spe
cial.) This city and vicinity got
an unusual amount of rain this
week. Mors than 1-.27 inches fell
here the past few days, of which
.75 of an inch alone came in last
night's downpour. Further rain was
predicted for tonight and Friday.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.)
The Willamette river today reached
the highest stage since the flood in
November, 1921. At S o'clock this
morning the river stod at 14.8 feet
ffbovei normal. The river has risen
13.3 feet since Tuesday, Dscember
19. The rise is attributed to the
recent rains, which have meited the
snow in the mountain districts.
. SAN FRANCISCO, Deo. 28. The
power schooner Stockton City was
wrecked in a storm last night off
Russian Gulch, approximately 70
miles north of here, but the crew
was saved, according to a message
received today by the marine depart
ment of the chamber of commerce.
The Stockton 'City was of 18 tons
net register. i'
The Stockton City ran between
San Francisco and points on the
California coast as far north as Men
docino. According to the marine de
partment, she was caught in a gale
reported to have been 60 miles an
hour off Point Arena last night and
was driven ashore. She was operat
ed by the Charles Nelson company
of Ban Francisco. .-
The Stockton City was wrecked
near Fish Rock, where the British
tramp i steamer went aground in a
fog a -few weeks ago and subse
quently was broken to pieces by
RIVER RISES TO 10.5 FEET
Weatherman Believes Water Has
Reached Maximum Height.
With a' rising barometer and a
tendency for the weather to "dry
up," the opinion was expressed yes
terday afternoon by Edward L.
Wells of the weather bureau that
the Willamette river might not at-
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 4.)
BY MAIL PLANNED
Dean Bovard of Oregon
STANDARD SCORING IS KEY
in State Possible Soon. '
BROADER SCOPE URGED
Tendency Toward Specialized Ac
tivity Is Deplored ; Tea for
Girls' Mothers Suggested.
Scoffers who have sneered at the
correspondence school yell are
warned that synchronous athletic
tournaments, with the competing
schools and the striving contestants
many long leagues apart, are en
tirely ."within the realm of possibil
ity and may .soon come to pass in
Oregon. The long distance checkers
match is, if memory serves, thus far
the only instance of such unusual
Before his fellow members of the
physical training department of the
Oregon State Teachers' association,
at yesterday's session, J. F. Bovard,
dean of physical education of the
University of Oregon, outlined his
plan for a standardized scoring
table, whereby the ratings, for all
scholastic athletic events would be
made uniform in all schools. The
admirable result, of course, would be
a definite comparison of athletic ac
complishments in various institu
tions with the further probability
that many competitive athletic
events could be held without the
stress and post of travel. -.
Plan Declared Complete.
Dean Bovard said that his stan
dardization plan-is now complete in
outline, and that University of Ore
gon presently will forward the sug
gested table of scoring to all state
high schools -and institutes. But
in comment upon the project, he
veered to deplore the present ten
dency toward specialized student
activity in baseball, football, bas
ketball and similar games.
He declared that the physical
programme should be broadened in
scope without detriment to " the
great triumvirate, in order to in
clude all students a suggestion
that was approved by the depart
Tea for Girl Athletes Urged.
' Tea as an aid to athletic interest
was advocated by Eva Hansen of
Pendleton high school, who testified
that in her work with the girls of
her classes she had found that the
cheerful cup persuaded the interest
'and attendance of the mothers at
athletic programmes. As for calis
thenics, Miss Hansen was scornful
upholding the ability of girl stu
dents to star in sterner sports of
their co-educatlonal classmates. Not
football, perhaps, but baseball to a
"The advantages of this form of
athletic training are not to be
denied," said Miss Hansen. "Girls
who participated in such game's
would feel that they were working
for their team, for their school and
Mild Controversy Arisen.
In the department of higher edu
cation, of which Dean Dyment of
the University of Oregon, is chair
man, there arose a mild controversy
anent the mooted advantages of vo
catlonal training, with Dr. Richard
F. Scholz, president of Reed college,
decrying the emphasis that has of
recent years been laid upon the new
Ha felt, said Dr. Scholz, that the
student should be adequately equip
ped 'with cultural, knowledge, as
well as vocational, in view of the
fact that after leavinf high school
the whilom pupil has a long life
time in ; which to regret the lack
of such mental training" as en
ables one to perceive the cultural
opportunities o f f e r e d and the
acquisition of which means happier
years. He did not attack vocational
training as a futile project, but
argued that any educational train
ing which leaves the student in
after life to confront helplessly the
problem of leisure hours Is an in
Pendleton Principal Replies.
To this brief for. cultural educa
tion,' Austin Landreth, principal of
Pendleton high school,; replied that
the contention was well taken but
that It zeal to instill appreciation of
life and its offerings it should not
be forgotten that the high school
graduate is face to face with the
Immediate problem of how to earn a
"Eighty-five per cent of high
sohool graduates never finish col
lege," said Mr. Landreth. "It is evi
dent that a vocational education
does a great deal toward preparing
these individuals for their place In
A suggested reform ' that, if
worked out and adopted, would rev
olutionize all existing class periods,
was discussed at the afternoon ses
sion of the general assembly by Will
Concluded on. FS i, toiuma l.J
Son and Elder Daughter Urge At-1
torncy to Dissuade Mother
From New Venture,
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 2. Society ex
pects announcement of the ap
proaching marriage of Mrs. Edith
Rockefeller McCormrck and Edwin
Krenn, the young Swiss .' architect
she brought home with her, either
tomorrow or early next week.
Under the Illinois law Mrs. Mc
Cormick is free to wed agajn. She
was divorced from Harold F. Mc
Cormick, who has since married
Ganna Walska, the Polish prima
donna, exactly a year ago today.
Her decree was absolute on the
grounds of desertion.
It ;s not expected that Fowler
McCormlck, her son, or Muriel, her
elder daughter, will be present when
the marriage takes place. Miss
Muriel has been bitterly opposed to
theKrenn match. It is said Muriel
and Fowler recently visited Judge
Cutting, attorney for Mrs. McCor
mick, and urged him to dissuade her
from the marriage. Mathilde, the
younger daughter, is in Europe and
it is expected she will become the
bride of Max .Oser, a Swiss horse
man, in a few months.
Persons close to the situation be
lieve Mrs. McCormick will call a
minister to her mansion and that
the ceremony win be very quiet and
that there will be no wedding tour.
PIRATES MAKE BIG HAUL
10,500 Cases of Liquor and Lot
of Money Captured.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. A report
received .by custom officials today
from Nassau, Bahamas, of a tl.OOO,
OOO.llqudr robbery on the high seas
was taken by customs officials as
proof of reports that pirates were
raiding rum-runners off the Atlan
The report said the Vincent A.
White, which cleared from Nassau
for Miquelon October 21 with 10,500
cases of liquor, had been boarded
off the New York coast and all the
liquor and money she carried taken.
SILK EXPORTS INCREASE
Japanese Shipments, Reported
Heaviest Ever Recorded.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 28.
Alternating periods of. depression
and feverish activity have charac
terized the Japanese silk market in
the last few months, according to
advices today from Commercial At--tache
Abbott at Yokohama to the
department of commerce.
Notwithstanding the unusual sit
uation,. Mr. Abbott Informed the de
partment that silk exports Ifom
Japan during the three months were
the largest ever recorded.
BERNHARDT IS BETTER
Continued Improvement Noted in
"Divine Sarah's" Condition.
PARIS, Dec. 28. (By the Associ
ated Press.) The condition of
Sarah Bernhardt showed marked
improvement today. The doctors be.
lieved she was out of danger, but
that she would remain in bed for
some days, perhaps a week.
Madame Bernhardt's condition
continued to improve throughout
the day, it was announced tonight.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Highest temperature.
53 degrees ; lowest temperature, 40
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
French government about ready to seise
, forests because of Germany a default.
Ambassador Child, American spokesman
- at Lausanne, warns Turkey against
repudiation of treaties. Fage 2.
German business men would put repara
tions up to American commission.
Wilson Is honored on 68th birthday.
Harding upsets Borah's proposal for
world economic conierence. fage l.
Two robed raiders admit part in mur
. ders. Page 1- t
Pacific Northwest. .
Umatilla county storm-sweet and lines
of communication down. Page 1.
New bridge at Oregon City dedicated.
Wife, man friend, killed by husband.
"Vfenatchee railroad urged as aid in, war
emergency, rage .
Scientific society grants chapter to Uni
versity of Oregon. Page 4.
Faculties sincere in football fight. Page
Corvallls fans here to greet Toledo-team.
Penn State and Trojans both have hard
workouts. Page 16.
Commercial and Marine.
Spltienberg apple supplies In northwest
cleaning up- - j-kw
St. Paul Issues strong features of bond
market. Page 21. , ;
Port commission decides to rebuild
dredge Poruana,. sunk in collision.
' Page 15.
Undertone heavy in Chicago market.
Stock quotations drop Irregularly. Fage
Portland and Vicinity.
Athletic meets by mail planned. Page-1.
Retention of Robert A. Booth on state
highway commission urged upon
Governor-elect .Pierce. Page 9.
Donald Parkinson ends hunger strike at
city jail after reunion with bride of
- less man ween, rage a.
Coue theories accepted in full by Dr.
W. T. McElveen. Page 12.
Boy, 18. shot and killed In deserted
shack. Page 1.
Pive Lightner begins penitentiary sen
tence. Page 15.
Wather report, data and , forecast,
. , Psgt 16. '
Impressive Ceremony Is
Held at Dedication.
PACIFIC HIGHWAY FINISHED
Span Links Road Between
Canada and Mexico.
10,000 SEE PROGRAMME
Portland, Oregon City, AVcst Linn
and Kest of State Join in
,, OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. . 28.
(Special.) Materialization of a vis
Ion of years ago when the early set
tlers in the great Pacific northwest
saw in the future a connecting link
of magnificent highway, linking to
gether the great states of the Pa
cific coast, occurred here today
when the new span crossing th
Willamette river between this city
and West Linn was formally dedi
cated. Far-reaching in significance
has been this occasion, for tha
bridge is the major link In the Pa
cific highway which now forms an
unbroken trail from'Canada to Mex
ico, and ol vast local interest, for
the span has supplied the bond of
civic friendship between two com
munities. Monumental in design and a fit
ting exemplification of the stability
which has marked the construction
of the, great system of highways,
the new bridge stands symbolical
of the efforts of the people of Ore
gon and of the untiring tasks of a
highway commission which has en
deavored to bring about the realiza
tion of the dreams and desires of
the people. Its dedication today,
although formal In character, was a
simple expression of the faith of a
friendly and progressive citizenry
in the future progress of the stats
wherein they live.
Wnlntles Announce Event.
Amid the shrieks of whistles from
the huge paper factories which Una
both sides of the Wilamette river
and 3000 feet below the great water
fall which supplies the potential
energy for these industrial plants,
the basic foundations of the two
now wedded communities of Ore
gon City and West Linn, Queen
Harriet christened the beautiful
structure at noon today. From her
position in the center of the bridge,
with the stars and stripes floating
above her, she cast the bottle of
crystal fluid, fresh from the spring
of the Old Rose farm, a pioneer
settler's home near here, against the
pier and the bridge was formally
opened to traffic.
10,000 8e Ceremony.
Ten thousand persons crowded ths
structure and their cheers mingled
with the Bhrleks of ths whistles
from the. mills, when the hour of
12 o'clock brought with it the sig
nificant message that the span was
completed. Eighteen months in the
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GREATEST INDUSTRY. .
Few realize the part which
lumber plays in the indus
trial life of this state. For
instance, investigators have
reported that 70 per cent "of
the state payroll is depend
ent, in one way or another,
upon lumber activities.
The year 1922 saw huge
timber projects initiated and
was the greatest year for the
industry in the history of
Oregon. Southern pine dis
tricts found it impossible to
keep abreast of the markets,
and for the first time Oregon
lumber went into the con
struction of homes and busi
ness structures on the At
While technically not an
Oregon project, the mammoth
developments initiated at
Longview, Wash., where the
Long-Bell interists are . es- I
tablishlns a modern city as J
the concentration point for
the largest lumber enterprise i
yet attempted in the north- 1
west, are of direct interest to I
Portland, the nearest metrop
olis. A comprehensive idea of
what the lumber industry
means to Oregon today and
the part it is to play in the
future of the state will be
found in the New Year Edi
tion of The Oregonian, to be