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TIIE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JUTA" 11, 1920
PRINEVILLE, SEAT OF CROOK COUNTY,
LOOMS AS ONE OF STATE'S GREATEST CITIES
Miles of Fertile Acres Skirted by Three Waterways Are Bound to Interior Oregon Town as Their Only
Outlet, Which Fact, Writer Argues, Will Insure Brilliant Future.
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JiY ADDISON BENNETT.
PRINEVILI.E. Or.. July 10. (Spe
cial. ) This is the county spat of
Crook i-ounty, but Crook is not
tho; county it used to be. For many
icaib it was the third county in Ore
gon, as to the number of square
miles, iiarney being first and Lake
But during the last half dozen
ears Crook has suffered two ampu
tation?, firrt losing a large slice of
land from its northwest corner and
later many square miles to form the
county of Deschutes. The great ad
vantage in this carving was to create
a county seat at Madras and another
at Bend and to have three sets of
county officials and three courthouses
where before there was hut one.
As to the advantages or disadvan
tages, the profits or loses to the
citizens for these changes. 1 am not
interested nor prepared to take the
Fide of the taxpayer or the office
holder. 1 have simply stated a couple
of historical facts to show that Crook
is now much smaller than formerly.
But county lines change, new coun
ties are created, new county seats are
established from Crook territory; yet
the lesser Crook county goes on pros
pering and the old county seat of
Crook. Prineville. still maintains its
importance as a county seat and com
mercial and social center.
Perhaps there is no county seat in
Oregon that has given more richlv of
its blood and wealth to i.iii,i
city of Portland than has Prineville.
ren .veiling, llenry Hahn. Leo Kriede
' 'li'vio uiki iiie lain ( H A
all made their start in Prineville
For almost half a century Prineville
has stood as one of the best and most
important trade centers in interior
Oregon. Remote from rail and river,
far from the beaten paths of trade
and commerce, fostered bv no great
corporation. Prineville has stood
through the flood tides and the panics
as solid as the rook of Gibraltar.
And now I comu t find the old
Prineville in charge largely of new
blood, undergoing the greatest changes
in its history, changes sure to' eventu
ate in building on the old historic site
one of the best interior cities in
In the first rlace, TrinevUle is no
longer remote from a railway, for a
railway runs into the very gates of
the city. It is true this railroad be
longs to neither of the great railway
crrporations operating in this section,
ine u.-n. K. it rs. or K P. & S. Geo
graphically Prineville was not in the
path of a road up the Deschutes, so
when these two corporations built up
that river, Prineville was left IS miles
to the east.
But the Prineville spirit is not to he
denied, the Prineville pride is not to
be hindered, hampered or subdued, so
tno citizens of Prineville constructed
a road of their own to cover this IS
nine, sap, unti now me city nas as
good connections as could be desired
close connections being made at the
junction near Ledmond with ail pas
senger trains trom the north and
Were I to say that Prineville lies in
the very center or one of the finest
agricultural districts in Oregon, the
reader might think the statement too
broad. But if that reader could have
stood with me on the great butte
which the highway winds up south
east of town and taken a panoramic
view of a small portion of Prineville's
tributary agricultural section. the
viewers would never again question
the reason why Prineville's future is
When Barney Prine started his lit
tle, business and really founded Prine-
Vville 50 years ago this summer he was
f Duuuing oener man lie Knew, lor nis
location on tne Ochoco river, near its
confluence with Crooked river, and
McKay creek flowing in from the
north, he had selected a logical place
lor a home und townsite. But liaruey
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Prine then more than likely did not
dream of agriculture farther than
perhaps cutting a little hay. George
-Millican had come two years, before
wit, i tiie lirst cattle ever brought to
this section (then a part of Wasco
county,' 1 think) and located up Mc
Kay creek three miles to the north.
Other cattlemen were' coming in
and soon Prineville men gathered to
visit and do business, aside from
Retting their mail, brought in over
the tige line running from The
Dalles to Snake river.
Now the range cattle business is
hut little more than a reminiscence,
a tale that has been told, a dream
that blossomed, became true and
then died. Even the sheep business,
that grew up after Prine's day. is
now largely confined to deeded land
and the forest reserves; there is
scarcely any open range left..
The logical townsite in this or any
other country is a place surrounded
by agricultural possibilities and ag
ricultural industries. The longhorns
have passed, or are rapidly passing,
and in their place comes the Jersey
and Holstein. The railway has sup
planted the stage coach, the bronchos
have given way to the autos and the
tractors have taken the place of the
And here is Prineville the undis
puted mistress of enough agricul
tural land to build a great city. Up
the Oehose. up and down Crooked
river. up McKay creek and Mill
to Prinville as its only outlet. So
I see. looking no farther, a great
future for Prineville.
All sorts of grains and grasses and
hardy vegetables and some fruit
thrive in this territory with the nat
ural precipitation of rain and snow,
but to get the best results artificial
water in the way of irrigation must
be resorted to. So the citizens of
Prineville and vicinity formed an ir
rigation district and are putting in
an irrigating system to water 22,000
acres around the town, and so far
along has the work progressed that
actually 17,000 acres have been
watered this Eeason.
Some four or five years ago 1
wrote about this Ochoco irrigation
project for The Oregonian. At that
time the preliminary surveys and
estimates had been completed and
the final figures .were being tabu
lated. Some of tlie bonds had also
been sold. Now I find the system
about 90 per cent completed and
17.000 acres watered to the extent of
about 8. per cent of 'its needs. A
very mild winter caused a small
shortage in the storage reservoir.
The dam, the. most costly part of the
enterprise, is about PS per cent com
pleted and will be finished in 30 to
40 days. Main canals, laterals and
ditches are nearly done. So far along
is the work that it is close to the
truth to say the Ochoco project is
I am not going to worry the
reader with a whole lot of figures
about this project. Broadly speaking
the cost will be in the neighborhood
of l.nOO.000 when the project is
turned over to the water users. The
cost per acre varies from $10 per
IN THE PORTLAND CHURCHES
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the Los Anceles Bible Institute will
hold a service at the Sunnyside Con
gregational church Thursday evening
at S o'clock. An intensely interest
ing meeting is anticipated.
"Defeated, Yet Victorious and
Immortal," will be the morning
subject of the pastor. Rev. J.' H.
Irvine, at tie Woodiawn Methodist
courcn toa.iy. in the evening the Ep
worth league hnd rourch unite in a
free forum with. "Christian Brotner
hood Anions Races and Nations' as
At Sunnvsiilj Methodist Episcopal
church. Fast Thirty-fifth and Yam
lull streets, today at 11 A. M., Rev.
Lalph E. McAfee, executive scretary
of tho Portla-ic. federation of
cUurcUes. will tdik cn . the subject
7?esi(?eri c of J 7i-ft? .
JfoescJiJer, Ffirre stz'ss
0uiT7wfj7 of J'z-jjveriZg-.
acre up to $76 per acre, the differ
ence being caused by the absorption
of many water rights of previous
filing, for considerable of the land
was formerly partially or wholly un
der ditch. So the man with a good
water supply (but no storage water)
did not pay the same as the man
with non-irrigated land. Taking
everything into consideration. I think
the cost more reasonable than on a
majority of such projects.
The storage reservoir is situated
six miles above Prineville on the
Ochoco river, that is, the dam is lo
cated there, and the dam is about 90
per cent of the project. If the dam
fails, all fails. But this dam seems
to be about as dependable as could
be constructed. It is an earth dam
600 feet base up and down stream.
1000 feet long and 125 feet high. But
it was not made by dumping earth
and rock in, but by sluicing it in
slowly so it could settle as the work
advanced. The top of the dam will
be 12 fe-et wide, the slope is two and
a half to one on the upper side, two
to one on the lower side. The spill
way has a capacity of 20,000 second
feet, four times ' larger than the
highest freshets determined by drifts
along shore. This outlet is through
solid rock. The reservoir, when full
will submerge 1160 acres.
In passing over the lands in this
project, and one of the directors, Mr.
V. Fred Haelscher. took me over the
most of it. I found about 25 new
farms being opened up and perhaps
3000 acres just cleared from sage
brush and planted for the first time
These facts looked mighty good to
me. Taking everything into consid
eration. Prineville's agricultural out
put will be increased 25 per cent by
I will but voice the sentiments of
many Crook county people when
say that the one great fault in the
project is the large holdings, run
ning from over 1200 acres down to
160 acres, but probably averaging
more than 300 acres. The unit is de
cidedly too large. By placing 50 to
75 per cent of this land on the mar
ket in 40 to SO-acre units it would
meet with ready sale and bring in
many much-needed settlers.
Prineville has two newspapers, the
semi-weekly Crook County Journal
now in its 24th year, owned by Guy
LaFollette. and the Central Oregon
Enterprise, a weekly, in its 36th year
conducted by F. A- Fessler. Our old
friend. Julius Byrd of Burns, is in
terested in the Enterprise.
There are two old and solid banks
in the town, the First National
founded in 1SS7 by the late B. F. Al
len. was the pioneer bank in Central
Oregon. It has a capital of $50,000
and surplus and profits of $101,653.17
with deposits of $639,504.94. Will
Wurzweiler is president. G. W. Noble
vice-president and H. Baldwin
The Crook County bank is about
20 years old. It has a cap'tal of
$36,000, surplus and profits of $34
950.84 and deposits of $457,258.53
D. F. Stewart is president. G. M. Cor
nett, vice-president and E. J. Wil
"A League of Churches.'
be no evening service.
"What JeJiis Shell Do" will be the
Oiibj.-i-t -if th-? pastor s sermon Sun Jay
morning in :ny Clinton Kelly Memo
rial Methodist Ep seopul church. Pow
ell and Fortieth streets. There will be
no evening service. -
Rev. D. T. Day in Arleta
Pulpit for Year-
compietion of New Ilnptlxt llulld
ing Fund la Notable Suceru.
OWEN T. DAY of the Arleta Bap
tist church, today will complete
his first year of service as pastor.
During the year many additions to
the church.' have -been received and
the Sunday school has made sub
stantial grains. The completion of
the new building: fund is one of the
most notable successes . in the his
tory of the church. The church looks
forward to the coming year with
On Sunday morning at 11 o'clock
Mr. Day will speak on "The Sympa
thy of a Common Experience." In
the evening at 8, the subject will be,
Robbed by the Wayside."
The chorus choir under the direc
tion of F. A. i'inley will lead the
p,opular song service and render spe
The Rodney-avenue and Wood
lawn Christian churches will meet
together at the Woodlawn church for
the evening service. At that time C.
J. Sharp of Indiana, - who was the
principal speaker at the Turner con
vention during the past week, will
address the two congregations. There
will be special music by the orches
tra and the chorus.
At the Kern Park church. Forty
!ixth avenue and Sixty-ninth street.
Dr. Milo J. Smith of Indianapolis. Ind.,
national secretary of the board of
temperance, will speak at 11 A. M.
Dr. Smith will deliver his Rreat ad
dress on "The Church's Responsi
bility to the State." Evangelistic
services will be held at S P. M.
Rev. Herbert T. Cash will preach
this morning at 11 o'clock in the
East Side Baptist church on "Leav
ing Legacies." Tonight at 7:43 Rev.
Mr. Cash will take for his theme,
"Christ and Freedom."
A great deal of interest is being
taken in the summer contest in the
The circles of the Women's society
will meet on Thursday at 2 P. M., in
the various homes for mission study.
Tea Cloths for Porch Serv
ice Better Than Doilies.
Less Trouble for Hotitefts and Maid
and Makri Prettily Arranged
IS better to use teacloths on a
breezy porch than doilies, even if
you are serving an outdoor luncheon.
for the blowing about of small doilies
makes extra trouble for maid and
hostess, and spoils the looks of a
prettily set table.
Nothingismoredelightful than a meal
served on a porch overlooking shady
grounds or the sea, but everything on
the table should be well anchored and
have a settled, not fluttery look. A
sudden gust of wind, picking up doil
ies, scattering place cards and over
turning a slim vase of flowers will
cause anguish in the heart of a
Have good-sized teacloths that come
well-over the table edge and. if neces
sary, sew weights in the corners of
the cloth. And for a table center use
one of the low Japanese bowls with
piea-ced-glass slap for flowers, or
have a mass of small flowers like
violets, pansies or nasturtiums in
a wide, low receptacle.
The teacloth should be of substan
tial linen and may be pure white or
some dainty tint that accords with
your -ch ina.
Cream linen looks well with blue
or green china, or with cream ano
gold china. Pale green linen is smart
with some kinds of china. Natural
linen hemstitched irk brown is quite
delightful with white and gold china
and nasturtiums. Linen is easier to
get than it was during the war and
you can make your own teacloths this
summer, hemstitching the edges by
Tea napkins of lighter linen in the
same tint, hemstitched in narrow
hems can be made very easily in a
short time and they will add infinitely
to your outdoor tea or luncheon table.
Baking Powder Instead of
Yeast Gets Rolls Quickly.
Recipe la Given That Don Anay
With Setting; Sponge to RUe.
ROLLS that may be made quickly,
without the trouble and delay
of setting a sponge to rise are made
with baking powder Instead of yeast.
Mix the rolls first thing and they
will be ready, crisp, hot and brown
by the time fruit and cereal have been
eaten. Sift together two cups of
flour, a pinch of salt and three tea
spoons of baking powder. Melt a
tablespoon of shortening and add it
to three-fourths of a cup of milk.
Stir the liquid into .the dry Ingred
ients, mixing smoothly. Turn out on
board, knead slightly and roll out
one-half inch thick. Cut into rounds
as for biscuits, spread melted butter
over the top of. each round and fold
together. Put the rolls into a greased
pan and let stand 10 minutes near
the oven. Then bake about 15 min
Shipping Figures Issued.
OTTAWA. Lloyd's register of ship
ping, containing a report on the ship
building of the world, except Ger
many, for the three months January
March, 1920, shows that Canada, with
231.259 gross tons, stood seventh
among the nations for the amount
of tonnage building during this
period. The order is as follows: The
United Kingdom, 3.39t,425; United
States. 2.573.29S: Holland. 36.581 ;
Italy. 355.241 ; Japan, 285,676; France,
240.225; Canada, 231,259; Sweden,
of the DuSt
A story you 'will never forget
A NOVEL, of the sort of
people who grow only in
the Great Northwest in
this soul-searching story
of Nan of the Sawdust Pile,
the mother of a child who
cries for a father he will never know of Donald McKaye, the
young laird of Tyee, who is torn between the love he has for
Nan and the love he bears his father of the old Laird, the
proud ruler of his rich little principality, who loves his son
with such a fierce and hungry love that he would sooner see
him dead than married to Nan.
By PETER B. KYNE
a writer whose pen drips with the tears and sorrows and triumphs
of as human and sympathetic a set of folks as you will ever find .
He's a wonderfully fine fellow, this Peter B. Kyne. He writes
about men. for men that's why women love his stories.
"Kindred of the Dust"
is a novel with a problem as old as time itself and as new as
the day that dawns with the coming of the new sun as
elemental as man, as great as humanity a story of people
you will love in a novel you will never forget.
Wherever books are sold $1.75
(osmopolitan Book (orporati'oQ
"You simply can't go wrong on a Cosmopolitan Book
Daioy Asbford: Her Book, George H. Doran
Co.. New York city.
When it is stated that these short
stories are principally by Daisy Ash-
ford, the author of that delight, "The
Young Visiters," it will be conceded
that the book Is something in the
humorous line, out of the common.
"The Young Visiters" has had and is
having one of the largest sales for a
modern novel in this country and
Four stories by Daisy Ashford
and said to have been dictated by her
to her father when she was seven
years old, extend from page 15 to 300;
and one story "The Jealous Gover
ness; or The Granted Wish." runs
from page 303 to 338. The style used
in writing is English, and the mis
spelled words and errors of punctua
tion are the same, purposely, in the
The present 1920 stories show clev
erness and brilliant imagniatio.n and
the only danger is that once this
new Daisy Ashford book of Ftories
gets on the market there may emerge
a ho si. of imitators who will arise in
their strength and insist that they,
too were the authors of wonderful
stories in childhood.
The only person up to date who has
objected to these funny Daisy Ash
ford stories is one guardian who has
refused to allow his ward access to
them, on the grounu that the hoy
might mistake the eccentric spelling
for orthodox style and spell the "new
way by mistake."
The book contains: "Author's Fore
word," "The Hangman's Daughter.
The True History of Leslie Wood
cock." "A Short Story of Love and
Marriage," and "Wnere Love Lies
LDeepest," by Laisy Ashford. 1 he
w isn, is u y iiei --vn i v i ,i.
It seems that the Ashford sisters
are three: Veronica, Daisy and An
In "A Short Story of Love and
Marriage." Burke alias Derrick
and Edith are the principal cnarac
ters. and how they arrange marriage
is told thus:
"At last hcarinc thp hour strike. Puike
snatched up a flt hat. and puttinc it on
his greasy head started off to meet hi
truelove. Edith. When he reartied Mior.ce
Lane ho met his pretty truelove pkippins
along, most lady-like and primly. 'Burke,'
said Edith after h long pause, "you have
talked often enoufrh and mid we phall be
married one dy. but when It is going to
come off I am sure I don't know.'
" 'Well mv dear Kdith you must recol
lect my people are not in the neighbour
hood and 1 can't write marriage letfrs.
and to begin with 1 don't think my people
would like me to be married just yet as
I am not quite twenty-nine.'
" 'Well it is filly of you." paid Kdith.
"after having talked to me so often about
it. and bothered to rome into my house,
and sat on the drawing room sofa to make
arrangements, and now you seem not to
care for it a bit. just berause your people
are not In the neighbourhood: and b-sitfes
I was getting quite excited about itv' "
Here is how Burke arranges for
"Dear Rev. Pat her Kanty.
"I hope your kindness does not mind
marrvins Miss Edith I'liiFh and myself.
We are both capable of receiving the Sac
rament of Matrimony on Thursday next
if quite convenient to you. Hoping you
will excuse my craving for matrimony.
Thomas Henrlck." (Burke)
"Most dear T. Henric-k.
"On Thursday I am free from all en
gagements and am mo:-t willing to marry
you, and give a charming wedding break
fast In my lovely harmonium room. So
with my best congratulations on your com
Your affectionate prist.
In "A True History of Leslie Wood
cock," the elopement is as follows:
At U to 6 Leslie slipped out by the
bark door. He was attired in a long old
fashioned uUter, a deer stalking cap, large
golosh boots, and a hunting suit as he
had gone to hunt for Sylvia. On his right
arm he carried a. bag containing a clean
under linen and other odrlis and enrfs also
his money consisting of 40 in ready gold.
He found Sylvia standing by the table
buttoning her Jacket with nervous tremb
"Oh Leslie'" she rried as he entered
the room "I am so glad you have come"
and saying this she fell back in a chair and
fainted dead away.
Leslie caught hold of the water jug
and wetting a sponge applied it to her
white face, and by this and the aid of
smelling saults, Sylvia soon revived.
"I am ready now." aid Slvin In a
weak voice as she put a packet of biscuits
Into her bundle.
"I'll carry yoir luggage" said Leslie
picking up her bundle which was tied in
a white tablecloth.
Sylvia had been more partir-ulur than
Leslie as to her luggage. Besides all her
underllnen she had with her two pairs
of clean sheets and pillow cases, some
bath towli and soap, likewise a sponge and
yard or flannel (In case sne lost any)
a flask of brandy, some new potatoes and
a tooth hrush."
The Chicago News recently said:
"The Young Visiters" is "without
doubt the funniest book in the world."
The Invisahle Foe. by Louise Jordan Miln.
Frederick A. Stokes Co.. New York city.
In Kngland, the recent war crushed
out the lives of so many thousands
of soldiers so relentlessly and stead
ily that those left to mourn are apt
lo welcome any hint that communi
cation from the loved dead is pos
sible. In consequence, there have been of
late many plays and novels in which
psychic power is portrayed.
"The Invisible Foe" is one of the
kind referred to. It is powerfully
written and strongly presented so
much so that the thoughtful reader
is thrilled by unseen power as a
reed is played upon by the wind. The
story is adapted from a play by Wal
The novel is rich in this quality:
there are no ghosts in it, or spiritual
appearance. Everything is rational.
Sometime before tho recent war
with Germany, Richard Bransby
amassed a large fortune from his
shipbuilding yard in England. His
wife had died, in giving birth to a
girl baby, Helen. Mr. Bransby took
to live with him his two orphan
nephews. Stephen and Hugh Bryde.
From tier babyhood. Helen had in
sisted on playing with shadowy
friends, and talking lo them. She
had one invisible child chum. "Ger
trude." Her father was amused at
this trait in her.
In the year 1916. Helen was 20
years old. Her cousins Stephen and
Hugh were in her father's shipbuild
ing business. Hugh gets an offi
cer's commission, and serves with the
army in France. During his absence,
the theft of $100,000 is discovered in
the set of books lie had kept in his
uncle's business, and he is blamed.
It is shown that he had gambled and
had made false entries.
Coming home on leave. Hugh is
confronted with the alleged theft, en
ters a hot denial and says the crim
inal entries are not in his writing.
He and Helen love each other.
Stephen also loves Helen. Stephen
is an aeroplane enthusiast.
Mr. Bransby suspects Stephen to
be the thief, and discovers that
Stephen could imitate to perfection
his brother's handwriting. Stephen
and Mr. Bransby have one stormy
meeting, and afterward Mr. Bransby
dies of heart disease.
Helen insists that her dead father
is willing to communicate to her
facts concerning the innocence of
her lover; but she is puzzled as to
the actual means of communication.
Strangely enough and many a
thrill is given the reader a commu
nicative way is shown not by any
visible appearance or by a voice but
through a copy of Dickens' novel,
"David Copperf ield."
I'he Clmrin of Fine Manners, by Mrs.
Helen Kkin s'turrett. J. 13. Lipplneott
Co.. Philadelphia, pa.
It all girls able to read easily only
each got a copy of this friendly little
volume and read its wise advice and
followed it what an extensive, nation-wide
change there would be for
the better in manners in this country.
Mrs. Starrett is well and favorably
known in this city and generally
throughout other parts of western
Oregon as an experienced educator
who wields an immense influnce for
good among young folks. She is
principal emeritus of the Starrett
school for girls, Chicago.
This book on how to obtain the
charm of fine manners is a revised
edition and consists of 157 pages.
Wins:, by Arhmed Abdullah. Jamrs A.
.Mt--C'ann Co., New York city.
One dozen a;pealinsr. powerfully
constructed psych io. near-supernatural
tales of the east and west and
Our author has quite a history.
Achnied Abd ullah (Nadir Khar) sol
dier, playwright, explorer a ro
mantic f isuvp of the orient in this
western world where he a making
his home, was born in Kabul, Afghan
istan, central Asia. rf Arab and
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dated -November 24, 1010.
Use Blue-jay as you like best. Apply
liquid Blue -jay from a bottle, or use the
The effects on the corn are identical.
The pain stops. And the entire corn
quickly loosens and comes out.
Blue-jay now is ending some two mil
lion corns a month.
It has so reduced corn troubles that
most folks never have them.
It will end them all when all folks know
Tartar stock. Educated in England.
France and Germany. B. L. L'. of
Paris; doctor of koranic law at Al
Azar university, Cairo. Egypt, he
served in the British-Indian army as
an officer of cavalry, seeing service
in India. China .and Africa, and
fought in the first Balkan war
against the Bulgarians. He has lived
his life to the full, on continents and
seas, and he writes of what he has
seen and heard and lived.
The "er EaM. Craroa(h of the World.
by William H. Hali. lntcrchurch Trets.
New York city.
Mr. Hall is principal of the prepara
tory department of the Syrian Trotes
tant college. Beirut. Syria, ard he
writes that "he has resided at the
foot of the Lebanon mountains for
nearly a quarter of a century." He
has traveled through Egypt and Asia
Minor, although never in I'ersia.
From these experiences, and also
from the viewpoint his labors have
given him, Mr. Hall writes this intel
ligent, earnest message of appeal for
help. Ho speaks of the "near East."
as representing Egypt. Syria. Asia
Minor, Mesopotamia and Persia. He
sketches the wonderful changes that
the late war has caused in this region,
and argues that it ought to be won
for Christianity. The task "calls for
money, matched by the gift of strong
young lives, without which the money
is inert and profitless.
The Tear Conference, Ih.t hy Hay. bv
Charles T. Thompson. Brenuna's, New
Mr. Thompson is superintendent of
the Associated Press foreign service.
He personally participated in the his
toric scenes of the peace conference
in France and wrote what he saw and
heard for American newspapers.
Out of the fund of information
gained, Mr. Thompson has written
this valuable and pleasant-to-read
book of 423 pages. Jt is a book of
political importance and finely writ
ten. It takes up the eventful inter
national story from the time Presi
dent Wilson landed at Brest Decem
ber 13. 1918. Until h sailoH fr
Many new facts, not irenerniTv l
about the historic conference, are now
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WHY do laigc towns continue to
grow larger and small ones a
rule to grow smaller if there is no
Impetus after the first impulse of
community development into a town?
"New Townsiiir-n' who hve collabo
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are on the move, that tomorrow may
Le different from today."
Reasoning from the stagnation of
life in the dull il.ases and the artifi
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the New, Townsmen propose that
l.onn.omi homes which need to be built
in England lfter th. war le built in
H'O new- touns laid out as srarden
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allurins bis cities, and the best fea
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ui.crowded conditions, atl l a.'iivs
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support until the town is "on its feet.'"
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sepcested by the co-opeialionn .n a
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