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(mountains through the Tollgate, con-I
necting Klein and Walla Walla direct.
Correspondence from the local clubs (
oe jMiicon, r reewaier, nana w aim
and Joseph and Wallowa were read
President Keller, Mayor Gettlngs
and Lee Tuttte were elected to go to
Walla Walla and interview the local
ad clubs regarding the proposed plan.
A committee to work up the three
day July Fourth celebration was ap
pointed. The general committee
comprised Clarence Bean, Jess Crum
and F. Southard.
Chautauqua plans were discussed
and it was at once decided to build
a spacious open air dancing pavilion.
The committee appointed to formu
late plans, etc., were E. E. Vehrs, C. L
Hazen and Mayor Gettlngs.
Drawn from life for Fariey
Brock man, to show variety of
models and types to be had t
our Great Upstairs Stores.
Idaho Aroused Over Reports
of Opposition Efforts.
Increase Over First Quarter
of 1921 Is 34.35 Per Cent.
APPEAL MADE TO HARDING
RAILWAYS LOSE BUSINESS
nm HOLDS FESTIVAL
Governors or Many Western States
Tnile in Demand for Passage
of JfcXary Irrigation Bill.
Southern Pine Mills Continue to
Get. Orders Faster Than
West Coast Operators.
RCTH STOVER IS CROWNED
QIBEX OF MAY.
THE SUNDAY OTIEGOXlAX, PORTLAND, HAY 13. 1921
TO ATLANTIC GAIN
BOISE, Idaho, May 14. (Special.)
Aroused over the information from
Washington that influences are at
work attempting to block irrigation
legislation, Governor D. W. Davis
is now at the national capital,, to
gether with governors from many
other western states, determined to
go direct to President Harding with
the plea that nothing be allowed to
interfere with giving western people
the aid needed to turn vast areas of
public domain into productive farms
by irrigation. So far as Idaho is con
cerned, politics have been temporarily
laid aside for the matter of reclama
Men prominent in Idaho are mak
ing every effort to. assist the west
ern governors. Members of the
Idaho delegation at the national
capital are getting a flood of tele
grams urging them to .put the irriga
tion programme through. The fight
ia directly on the McNary bill
which carries an appropriation of
Opposition Well Organized.
An organization calling itself "the-
Dack-to-the-land-movement" has been
active for more than a year at Wash
ington in opposing any scheme of
government reclamation. When hear
ings were conducted on the binnott
bill a representative of this move
ment appeared before the committee
in opposition to reclamation plans.
I It was said by one of the witnesses,
a Mrs. Lund, that she had the back
ing of John W. Weqjcs, now secretary
of war. and testified that he had con-
. tributed $5000 to help her fight
federal and development schemes.
Since then she has obtained a federal
position and this development has
aroused the fears of the friends of
reclamation. Apparently the opposi
tion has gained some distinct ad
vantage, if reports received in Idaho
are to be relied upon.
" Conference Held In DenTer.
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week Governor Davis held a con
ference with other western gover
nors at Denver on the programme to
be followed in bringing forcefully to
the attention of the powers-that-be
at Washington the fact that the west
will not tolerate further delay in the
matter of extended recognition in
irrigation and reclamation matters.
Governor Davis at that time was in
full possession of the developments
at Washington. Frank W. Brown,
his secretary, is in Washington and
has been for some lme. The West
ern States Reclamation association
also has representatives there.
Governors Hart of Washington
Dixon of Montana, Carey of Wyom
ing. Maybe of Utah. Campbell of
Arizona and Shupe of Colorado, who
were at the Denver conference, have
since gone to Washington. Oregon,
California, New Mexico, Texas,
Kansas and Nebraska also had rep
resentatives at the Denver conference
who went to the national capital.
Appeal to Be Made to President.
An audience with President Hard
ing will probably take place Monday.
Help to bring this about is expected
from William Spry, former governor
of Utah, now commissioner of the
general land office:- E. E. Blaine of
Seattle, who is affiliated with the
Western States Reclamation league
and W. D. B. Dodson of Portland,
personal representative of Governor
Olcott of Oregon, who was unable
to be Dresent.
This is the first time in the his
tory of the west, say Idaho reclama
tion leaders, that so formidable a
Showing has been made by gover
nors of great states. As representa
tives of the people. It is pointed out
they are in a position to impress up
on the president the necessity of be
ing fair with the western country
nd lending it assistance to solve
ite great irrigation problems. It is
elieved here the impression will be
uch that the McNary bill will be
nassed by both houses.
Idaho reclamation heads assert
this state was never in better shape
to take care of reclamation prob
lems, because of new laws passed
by the last legislature paving the
way for the federal government, the
state and the districts to co-operate.
Dance Closing Day's Events At
tended by Students From
Eugene and Corvallis.
OREGON" NORMAL, SCHOOL, Mon
mouth, May 14. (Special.) The nor
mal schools May day festival was held
Friday evening with a stunt pro
gramme sponsored by the young men
of the school, in which the school
Jokes were featured. The programme
of May day was ushered in with the
class processions, to the queen's court
and the reception for the queen, Ruth
Stover. Under a cloudless sky the
girls in their colorful costumes pre
sented a pleasing picture as they
wound a May pole and danced.
The contest features were original
drills by the junior and senior classes
relay races, and a baseball game be
tween the junior and senior girls.
Young men appeared in single-stick
drill. A trophy was won by the
The festivities closed with a danc
ing party in the gymnasium attended
by many students from Oregon Agri
cultural college and University of
Oregon. Guest of the school were:
Governor and Mrs. Olcott, Cornelia
Marvin, Mrs. Oswald West, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam A. Kozer, Senator and Mrs.
L L. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford,
Mrs. Lytle, Mrs. and the Misses. Put
nam of Salem. Mrs. Lee Hoffman and
Nellie Fox of Portland, and Katharine
Winslow of Corvallis.
The programme was prepared and
directed by Laura J. Taylor, head of
the physical education department,
assisted by Virginia Hales. Marie
Schuette directed the music.
CITY HALTS SEWER WORK
Completion of Job Will Be Under
Contract Let to Lowest Bidder
After Financial Tangle,
PURIFY CITIZENRY, IS PLEA
HYPHENATED AMERICANS ARE
RAPPED BY BISHOP.
Shut Ont Bad Aliens and Teach
Ones Here, Crger Speaker
at Civic League.
Abolishment of the hyphen in the
United States and the establishment
of a citiienry which is composed of
nothing but loyal Americans was
urged by Bishop Frederick D. Leete
of Indianapolis, one of the visiting
college of Methodist Episcopal bish
ops, in an address at the luncheon of
the Civic league art the Benson hotel
"We do not want British-Americans,
Irish-Americans or German-
Americans," declared the speaker.
What we want is God-fearing, real
The bishop urged that the country
shut its gates to all who were not
willing to become American citizens
and to adopt its ideals and uphold Its
institutions. He made an appeal for
a programme of Americanization
which would make good citizens out
of the peoples from other lands al
Bishop Leete declared that the two
great Anglo-Saxon countries should
stand together for the betterment of
tne world. He said that the majority
of the English, people were for the
colonies and against the crown dur
ing the American revolution and that
there was no reason' why there should
be bad blood between the two coun
tries as a result of that conflict.
The speaker was introduced by J.
Roy Ellison, chairman of the day.
ELGIN FAVORS NEW ROAD
Committee Named to Work on Bine
Mountain Highway Project.
ELGIN. Or.. May 14. (Special.)
Diners at the Elgin Ad club luncheon
mere called upon for expressions on
the proposed road across the Blue
After expending approximately
$5000 on the construction of the
Morse street sewer. City Commis
sioner Barour ordered worn naueu
and obtained authority from the city
council to advertise the project for
This information became known
yesterday, when a report signed by
Commissioner Barbur asking the
council to reject all bids for the job
was filed with the council.
There is a question as to whether
the city has authority to collect the
J5000 expended on the sewer from
property owners within the sewer
district, and if the city cannot collect
the money must be taken from the
general fund. -
The city's deoteion to refuse to
build the sewer followed the dis
astrous results obtained on the East
Thirteenth street sewer Job, where
the city took over the contract after
refusing a $93,000 bid. Before tin
lshed the work cost $120,000.
The question of rejecting bid
will come before the city council on
EX-CASHIER TO TESTIFY
Jacksonville Bank Official to
.Witness in Partners' Cases.'
MEDFORD, Or., May 14. (Special.)
W. H. Johnson, ex-cashier of the
bank of Jacksonville, serving a ten-
year sentence In the penitentiary in
connection with the failure of the
bank, will be brought back next week
to appear as a witness at the May
term of the circuit court. The grand
jury will convene May. 16 and the
petit jury a week later.
Among the bank cases to be tried
at this term are those of C. H. Owens
and R. D. Hines, and the re-trial of
Mrs. Myrtle Blakeley, ex-county
Writing from the Salem peniten
tiary to -his attorney, Herbert K.
Hanna, Johnson offered no complaint,
and said he had a room "overlooking
the. city and the lawn." He has not
yet been assigned to any regular task.
He looks forward to his return to
Jacksonville as a witness because of
the opportunity it offers him to see
his wife and sons and old friends.
Old Coal Mine Revived.
MARSHFIELD, Or, May 14. (Spe
cial.) After a year of development
work on the Southport coal mine,
abandoned 20 years ago when more
mines were operating and demand for
fuel was not so urgent as now, James
H. Flanagan has commenced delivery
on a basis of 12 to 16 tons daily, and
will increase the mine force so that
the output will run to 25 or 30 tons.
The quality of the coal was said to
be excellent and adds very much to
the fuel supply, which was uncertain
here for several months during hte
Bishop to Occupy Pulpit.
Bishop Walter A. Sellers of James
town, N. Y., will occupy the pulpit
of the First Free Methodist church.
East Ninth and East Mill streets, at
the morning and evening services to
day, according to announcement last
night of Rev. W. J. Johnston, pastor
ot the church. The bishop will preach
in the same church tomorrow and
Tuesday evenings, and Wednesday he
will open the first session of the
Oregon Free Methodist annual con
ference, which he has come west to
The. vast increase in water ship
ments of lumber from the Pacific
northwest to the Atlantic seaboard,
as a result of the recent rise in rail
road freight rates, is shown by a re
view of the lumber situation Issued
by the West Coast Lumbermen's as
sociation , yesterday. The. lumber
shipments from the Pacific northwest
through the Panama canal to Atlantic
coast markets increased 3435 per cent
the first quarter of 1921, compared
with the same period in 1920, declared
"This, illustrates something of the
extent to which west coast lumber
consigned to the Atlantic seaboard
has been diverted from rail to water
transportation by reason of the 33 1-3
per cent advance in transcontinental
railroad rates," the review said.
Carsora Lena Than In 1020.
The report declares that in spite of
the increased business via that Pan
handledama canal the aggregate of all
water business in the lumber indus
try handled was less than for the
same period last year. This was due
to the general slump in the lumber
business. The decrease in production
is also shown.
"For the first three months of 1920,
when the long-established competi
tive rail rate relationships were, still
in effect, only 1,202,229 feet of Pacific
northwest lumber was shipped to
Atlantic coast points by water, al
though at that time west coast mills
were shipping to those market more
lumber than had ever before been
sent east of Buffalo and Pittsburg."
said the report. - "For the first three
months this year Atlantic coast car
goes of Pacific northwest lumber
totaled 42.495,579 feet, according to
the quarterly cargo shipping report of
Pacific lumber inspection bureau.
Comparatlce Figures Shown.
"Notwithstanding the big increase
in the Atlantic coast cargo movement,
the Pacific lumber inspection bureau
report shows a decVease of approxi
mately 10 per cent for all water
borne shipments the first quarter of
this year, compared with the same
period last year. The bureau's de
tailed comparative figures follow:
1st Quarter 1st Quarter
Destination Feet. Feet.
California 212.510.216 171. 022.646
Atlantic coast l.L'02.229 42,40S.50
Alaska 2.190.O06 78.620
Hawaii 14,481,041 11,3411.301
Panama 202.586 15.3H0
Philippines 1.165.480 5,701.437
Australia 2C..8J0.715 8.650.341
China 22.228.J00 22.250.517
riih, 3. 705. 807
Egypt 1,615.335 251.350
India 304.386 3.350,457
Japan 25.558.101 25,417,139
Mexico 2,275,001 1.304,157
New Zealand 0.018 3,866.386
South Africa , 4,517,013
E. Coast S. America . . 628.0L'4
W. Coast S. America 17.040.68f 16,439,723
gnuth Sa Islands.. 508.009 446.041
Europe 24.418.115 16.264.088
Totals 861.122,072 328,623,958
South Holds Advantage.
"West Coast Lumbermen's associa
tion analysis of production, shipments
and orders of west coast and southern
pine lumber, from January 1 to May
7. 1920 and 1921, shows that to date
this year, compared with the same
period last year, western Oregon and
western Washington production de
creased 47 per cent, while southern
pine production decreased 23 per cent.
"The comparison applied to ship
ments shows that western Oregon
and western Washington shipments
decreased 37 per cent, while southern
pine shipments decreased 16 per cent.
"The regional .contrast applied to
new business shows western Oregon
and western Washington orders, thus
far this year, have decresaed 28 per
cent compared with the same period
last year, while southern pine orders
have decreased 2 .per cent. .
Shipments and Orders Given.
"The comparative figures in west
coast and southern pine production,
shipments and orders to date this,
compared with the identical period
last year, are: ,
18 weeks 1020. .1,523.658.260
18 weeks 1021.. 807,740.750
IS week. 1020 1,38.L26.033
18 weeks 1921.. 881,075.003
18 weeks 1920. .l,I.-6.000,8!4
18 weeks 11)21.. 1)06.172.141
Veteran to Address Legion.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 14.
(Special,) Robert McEnany. ex-serv-lce
man, who spent many months in
Germany as a prisoner, will speak at
at meeting of the American Legion
Monday evening. Plans will' be made
at this meeting for the observance
of Memorial day. The Vancouver
post has been asked to assist in fu
neral services for Frank Geddes.
Clarke county boy, for whom the
Woodland post of the legion was
Dining saloons on the Argentine
railways are being furnished with
Decrease .... 340,834,673 24.200. 70S
"Stocks of lumber at the mills in
western Oregon and western Wash
ington, on January 1, 1921, totaled
2,084.693,000 feet. ,
"One hundred and sixteen mills In
western Oregon and western Wash
ington report a produtclon of 60,469,
490 feet, for the week ending May 7,
as compared with 88,620.266 feet for
the same week a year ago. Produc
tion for the week, this year, was 26
per cent below normal.
Western Retail Sales Active.
"New business totaled 66,120,94
feet, of which 29 per cent was for
water and local delivery. For the
corresponding week a year' ago-the
water and local business was 21 per
"Shipments totaled 74,756.517 feet.
of which 40 per cent moved by water
and local auto truck haul. For the
corresponding week a year ago, the
water and local movement was 2
"In the rail trade, there is repres
ented avtice seasonable retail yeard
business from California and other
western states. The total for the
week was lo164 cars.
"Rail deliveries totaled 1486 cars.
leaving an unshipped balance in the
rail trade of 3539 cars, a decdease in
the unshipped balance of 63 per cent
as compared witn tne same week
last year. '
The unshipped balance In the do
mestic cargo trade is 87.813,005 feet,
an increase of 39 per cent with the
same week last year. .
The unshipped balance in the ex
port trade reached a new low level
at 18,458,117 feet, a decrease of 78
per cent compared with the same
week last year."
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the Price or the Clothing No Matter How Long
You May Wait or Wliere You May Go
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SOME BELIEVE MCRDER HAS
'- BEEX COMMITTED.
An -insect known as the giant saw
fly, which is common in wood coming
from Scandanavla. bores through the
inside of the timber until It is prac
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Others Think Unexplained Move
ments ot Auto on Dark Xight
Merely Bootlegging Trip.
DALLAS. Or., May 14. (Special.)
The actions of two men in an auto
mobile a few nights ago mystified
the people o"t the Elkins community,
south of this city. Some believe a
murder was being concealed, while
others believe they were only boot
leggers recovering a hidden cache of
On the night in question two men
in a large car stopped at the farm
home of Ralph Dodson ana inquirea
the way to Clarence Tearow s iarm,
o half mile farther down the road. A
short time later they returned past
the Dpdson place and it was noticed
thta they had sometning wrappea up
in a canvas in the back 'of the car.
Nothing was thought of tne natier
until yesteraay, wnen u was itaniru
from the Tearows uiai no one
visited their place on ine evening in
ctinn Mr. jjoason ana ir.- lea-
row then made an investigation and
found where the men had left the
car midway between the two farms,
climbed over a fence and walked
across a railroad trestle to a small
thicket of oak. At the edge of the
thicket there were indications that
something about the size of a human
body had laid there for some time.
That this object, whatever it was, was
heavy is indicated by the fact that It
was dragged some distance before it
was picked up and carried away. No
one in the vicinity is missing and the
place where the Strang object had
been hidden is considerable distance
from the road and more than a mile
from the mairi highway. Deputy
Sheriff T. B. Hooker investigated the
matter, but there were no clues on
which to base a conclusion.
Strawberry Prize Claimed.'
PROSSER, Wash., May 13. (Spe
cial.) Delivering the first crate of
home-grown strawberries to the Com
munity club at Prosser Friday, J.
Harkema claimed the prise annually
offered for the distinction of open
ing the Benton county strawberry
market. He believed he was ahead
of the Kennewick and Richland dis
tricts. The price Is J 3 a crate, f. o. b.
cars at Prosser.
Columbia Beach Pavilion
and the Broadway Orchestra
H. & A.
Steam Pressure Canning Outfits
Does the Canning .n one-third the time, saves half the fuel over
all other processes, insuring their keeping indefinitely, retaining
their fresh natural flavor, just as easy to can Fish, Meats, Fowl,
Corn and veg-etables as to preserve fruits.
We sell Aluminum Steam Pressure Cookers.
10-Qnnrt Family Slue ...
17-Quart Medium Sise ..
ZS-ttuart Hotel Sise
Call or write for literature.
HENNINGER & AYES MFG. CO.
Phone Malm 6107
BO!C to 500 North 2th St.
in the Lang
Gas, Coal and
When' cooking or' baking the gas burns
under a solid polished top, heating the
water at the same time, same as a wood
fire. Nothing else like it. Have it demon
strated. From $84.00 up.
F. S. Lang Mfg. Co.
191 Fourth, Near Yamhill