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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 31,' 1923
Officials-Elect of Idaho En
. ter Duties Tomorrow.
RECEPTION NIGHT EVENT
Ceremony of Induction Will Be
Held at Noon at Capitol and
Review to Follow.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 30. Special.)
Idaho's state officials-elect will
be formally inducted into office in
the house of representatives of the
legislature at the state capitol next
Monday at noon. Due to the fact
that the legislature does not take
up the session's work until a week
later the public will have an un
usual opportunity to witness the
Inaugural ceremonies. Simplicity
will feature the event. John C.
Rice, retiring: chief justice of the
supreme court, will preside.
Present Btate officials and their
successors will be seated in a cres
cent before the chief justice at the
speaker's desk. At the direction of
Justice Rice, Adjutant General
Harry Lewis will escort into the
chamber the members of the su
preme court and the retiring' gov
ernor and governor-elect. Rev.
Jtsse H. Baird, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, Boise, which
Governor-elect Moore attends, will
pronounce the invocation.
Oath, to Be Admin littered.
Chief Justice Budge will adminis
ter the oath of office, first to Governor-elect
Moore, then to Justice
elect William E. Lee of Moscow, and
then to each of the elective state
officials in turn. Governor Moor
will be presented by Governor Davis,
Justice Lee by Justice Rice and each
pC the other officials by his prede
cessor. Closing this simple cere
mony Rev. J. A. Glendenning of the
First Methodist church of Boise will
speak the benediction. In the cases
of D. P. Banks, state treasurer, and
E. G. Gallett, state auditor, elected
to succeed themselves, the presiding
officer will introduce them.
No further exercises will mark
Inauguration day. The officials
elect Installed by virtue of the fact
that their election has been certi
fied to and they have taken the
oath of office in compliance with
the terms of the state constitution,
immediately will take up their new
duties and proceed to the transac
tion of state business.
Reception Event of Night.
In the evening of the same day,
New Year's night, an informal re
ception will be tendered to the new
officials under the auspices t the
chamber of commerce of Bois. Im
mediately before the reception Gov
ernor Moore will review the troops
of the national guard, from the en
trance to the capitol. All of the
units of the guard wiH be in forma
tion. The reception will open promptly
at 7:30 o'clock in the evening and
close at 9:30. The Boise municipal
band will provide music and all of
fices in the capitol will hold open
house. State officials and their
wives who will be in the receiving
line Include Governor and Mrs.
Moore, Lieutenant-Governor and
Mrs. Baldridge, Secretary of State
and Mrs. Jeter, State Auditor and
Mrs. Gallett, State Treasurer and
Mrs. Banks, Attorney-General and
Mrs. Conner, State Mine Inspector
and Mrs. Campbell, Justice- and Mrs.
Lee, and Superintendent of Public
Instruction Elizabeth Russum.
Commerce Body Represented.
The reception committee which
has been named by the chamber of
commerce includes Mayor Sherman
and members of the city council,
and their wives, together with W. S.
Whitehead, Charles L. Joy, J. M.
Imhoff, H. G. Myers, Reilly Atkin
son, all presidents of civic organi
zations; members of the board of
directors of the chamber of com
merce and their wives; Frank G.
Ensign, H. A. Lawson, Ray Trask.
C. F. Dienst, I. W. Wright, C. A.
Barton, H. R. RIsley, W. G. Ash,
W. G. Jenkins, R. M. Davidson, S. E.
Brookover, H. B.' Cornell, A. H.
Allen, E. A. Crooks and H. J. McGirr.
While the installation of state
officials-elect is the pressing issue
of the hour, those who are Inter
ested in the organization of the leg
islature are busily engaged fixing
their respective political fences.
M. A. Kiger of Harrison, Kootenai
county, speaker of the house of
representatives four years ago, is a
candidate for that office again, hav
ing been re-elected to the legisla
ture from Kootenai county.
One other announced candidate Js
John C. Sanborn, representative
elect from Gooding county.
Laws and Civilization An
noy Stage Operator.
Writer Inquires Whether Christ
mas Rush Delays Sending
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) While the public gener
ally Is inclined to the belief that the
state department of public works is
rather too lenient with stage oper
ators and overlooks minor infrac
tions of the motor vehicle laws by
the carriers, there are some oper
ators, at least, who do not share in
the public's belief. Witness a letter
received by E. V. Kuykendall, di
rector of the department, Friday, in
which a certificate holder voiced in
unmistakable terms his disapproval
of the department's enforcement .of
some of its orders. Omitting only
the names and places mentioned, the
text of 'the operator's letter follows:
"Dear Sir I am writing you a
personal letter because all the
things I am apt to say will prob
ably not be necessary to keep on
file, so you may read this and dis
pose of it to your liking.
"In reply to yours of the 23d, I
ie not yet received the copy of
rttig and regulations, but no doubt
n In due time, I think the Christ
mas rush has something to do with
making soma things slow to get
there. - ,
-However, your letter states
jauUy the meaning of rules 49 to
61, but if you were snowbound 31
miles from and the mail was
in the same fix, how would you re
port immediately to the department?
And the lines were also out of order
and under logs, tiow' could you let
the public residing along the line
know that service was discontinued
temporarily? Of course they knew
It without teing told, and the de
partment does not expect to hear
from any one when there is no
means of communication.
"I just want to draw it to your
attention that the law is one thing,
and the only thing a person can do,
sometimes, is something else.
"Farthac along in the latter you
call my attention to the fact that
it has been nearly ten days since
order M. V. No. was issued and
that five days Is the time limit to
furnish insurance. Now, this order
was issued on December 15. You
wrote me and sent a copy of same
on the 16th, which I received 05 the
18th, and wrote the insurance com
pany the 19th to transfer the bond
to They mailed an applica
tion on the 23d (loss of Mme due to
Christmas rush, I suppose), which
I received on the morning of the
26th, and returned to them the same
day. Eleven days gone already.
"No doubt this delay gives the
department a right to cancel my
certificate, as well as several other
things that have happened in the
past, but I do not think there is any
Just reason for doing so.
"Buster Brown picked up a dic
tionary and looked in it and said:
'Yep, you can find Justice in the
dictionary.' I have also found jus
tice .with the W. D. P. W., but it
could have been very bad and still
kept within the law. '
"Another thing that makes trans
actions slow is that I am in on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
nights only. If a letter gets, there
Saturday I do not get it till Mon
day afternoon or Tuesday morning.
That did happen, I think, and that
alone takes the most of five days.
"I am not too modest to say that
the stage line has always given
regular and reliable service, and
anyone along the line will tell you
that It has been done, and many
times under very trying circum
stances. They are all satisfied, so
far as I can find out, so why should
some one In Olympia have any kick
coming? I do not know that they
have, but what I mean is if some
one gives seven years of good serv
ice without any accident of any
k.ind, what would you think if some
one in New York or London dic
tated to them what they could and
could not do?
"I will admit that I despise most
man-made laws. I was raised in
the wilds with a hemp judge and
a lead jury andt the survival of the
fittest, that does not mean the
strongest. Money could not hire a
slick lawyer to clear a crooked
"Civilization is the ruination of
the human race, but since it is
forced upon me I try to live accord
ingly and can truthfully say that I
have not slipped anything over on
the department of public works,
anyway not intentionally, but even
though it has been over three
months since I started to buy out
Mr. , the fact that it is not all
settled yet is not on account of any
Intentional delay on' my part.
"One more thing I want to men
tion is that in the laws of nature
every man is responsible for his own
acts. In the civilized age one must
pay for the other's foolishness. In
surance companies prosper and get
rich, while the stage owners get
poorer and poorer because every so
often some reckless maniac wrecks
a car. If everyone was really care
ful there would have never been a
wreck and n-o one would ever have
thought of liability insurance. There
is no such thing as an unavoidable
aocident, of course. The most care
ful man on earth might get hit by
a speed maniac, but any wreck is
directly the fault of one or both.
The real reason is usually the rush
of the age; the fast time we are
living in these days. Pretty soon
people won't have time to eat.
"One time in Seattle a traffic cop
said to me: 'Move along; don't hold
up the traffio' Now, what do you
mink ot tl.s
"1 realiz that you and I were
raised in different walks of life and
are bound to have different views,
so if you have any remarks to make
about this letter, go ahead and re
mark. I am Always willing to learn
the other fellow's side of things, but
not agree to always agree with
SETTLER MB SOUGHT
$100,000 TO BE ASKED OF
Extension of Soldier Settlement In
.Benton County Proposed; Re
sults Are Satisfactory.
PUGET SOUND BUREAU, Seattle,
Wash., Dee. 30. The state legisla
ture, at its coming session, will be
asked for an appropriation, probably
of $100,000, to extend the soldiers'
settlement plan in Benton county,
which was inaugurated under a
$300,000 appropriation made at the
The request for oney to enlarge
upon the original scope of the set
tlement plan will be based on the
lesults so far shown from the ex
penditures out of the first appro
priation. These results, it is said,
are satisfactory to all concerned. A
desirable class of ex-service men has
been attracted by the state's pro
posal to provide land, buildings, ir
rigation facilities and the necessary
equipment to make an alispicious
start at farming and fruit growing.
The state, under the direction of Dan
A. Scott, director of conservation
and development, is carrying out its
part of the bargain, and will, soon
have completed all that can be done
within the limits of the 1920 appro
priation. Within the proposed appropriation
of $100,000 it is said to be possible
to provide for approximately 40
more soldier settle, under the same
terms and conditions granted to those
who are already located on the land.
The University of Washington has
2000 acres of its land grant in the
immediate vicinity of the present
soldiers' settlement; land of the
same character and that can be
brought to bearing by the same
methods and proportionate cost. Or
dinarily the university holds fast to
its lands in the knowledge that in
crease of value must come in time.
In the case of this Benton-county
tract it is now argued that the re
lease of 700 or 800 acres for imme
diate settlement and improvement
oy ex-service men would give the
remainder of the tract a value not
otherwise to be attained in many
College Club to Be Formed.
SILVERTON, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Twenty present and ex-stu
dents of the Oregon Agricultural
college met and laid plans for a
suverton u. A. c. club Thursday
night at .the Silverton Community
clubrooms. The meeting was called
by Miss Dorothy Hubbs, a sopho
more at college and member of the
Trl Delta sorority. Alvin Hobart. a
graduate of 1921, was elected tem
porary chairman and Miss Hubbs
secretary pro tern. The next meet
ing will be held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs.- Alvin Hobart (Phylis
Lyons, '21), January 6, at which
time a permanent organization will
Poultry School to Open.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Dec. 30
(Special.) January 10 has been set
as the date for a poultry school to
be held in Tenlno under the aus
pices of the Tenlno Citizens' club.
The speakers will be E. B. Stookey,
Thurston county agent, and A. H.
Scott, a poultry specialist. R. G.
Fowler, Lewis county agent, has
announced that similar schools will
be held in this county, one on Ford's
prane on January 4 and another in
Winlock on January 5.
. STATE INSURANCE
Amendments Proposed for
DRAFT SENT TO SALEM
Alternative Methods for Protec
tion of Employes Suggested
SALEM, Or., Dec 30. (Special.)
Competition by casualty companies
in providing protection for workers
in the various occupations in Ore
gon is proposed in a tentative draft
of amendments to the workmen's
compensation act which was re
ceived here today. The amendments
probably will be submitted to the
legislature when it meets here In
The present compensation law,
which has been in effect in Oregon
for more than eight years, provides,
among other things, for an exclusive
state fund. It is proposed under the
amendments now prepared to allow
casualty corporations to write com
pensation insurance. Mutual insur
ance and self insurance also would
be permissible in case the amend
ments are approved by the law
makers. The amended compensation law.
while not doing away entirely with
the present act, would extend to
large industrial concerns the priv
ilege of carrying their own acci
dent Insurance for workers with
out interference by the state com
mission except on appeal by one of
the parties involved. Permission
also would be given the operators
to band together in a mutual
arrangement for compensation pur
poses. Alternative Is Offered.
Employers not desiring to accept
one of these three forms of insur
ance would be compelled to sub
scribe to the protection offered un
der the state fund. As a result of
the competition offered through the
proposed amendments, persons who
have studied the tentative draft said
that the state would obtain only
such insurance business as is not
desired by the casualty companies,
and is not wanted by the employers
The amendments to the compen
sation law provide that the em
ployes of all state institutions and
the employes of all counties, cities,
towns, school districts and irriga
tion districts engaged in occupa
tions covered by the compensation
law shall be brought under the pro
tection of the state fund.
Provision also is made that the
national guard shall be made sub
ject to the state protection. It was
said by state officials that this sec
tion of the proposed new law is
dangerous in that no adequate pro
vision is offered for contributions
to the state fund from these rtsks
commensurate with the hazards in
volved. This would be doubly true
in case of war, it was declared.
Rehabilitation Work Limited.
While the new' law would not
completely eliminate the vocational
rehabilitation work which is an im
portant part of the functions of the
industrial accident commission, it
would weaken the department be
cause of insufficient funds. Mem
bers of the accident commission said
that the amendments make no ade
quate provision for financing the re
habilitation work, and as a result it
would be impossible to continue the
department with any high degree of
There also is a provision In the
amendments which makes it neces
sary for a person injured in the in
dustries to wait seven days before
receiving any compensation. Under
the present law compensation for
injured workers starts from the
date he is incapacitated. Under the
waiting period clause the injured
worker would lose seven days' com
pensation. Limit Is 300 Weeks.
In cases of total disability a limit
of 300 weeks' compensation is fixed
by the proposed amendments. Un
der the present law a man who has
been totally disabled through acci
dent is provided with compensation
for the remainder of his life. Tho
same is true of the widow of a
workman killed in an accident, In
ease she does not remarry. Chil
dren of a workman killed m the
pursuit of his duties are entitled to
compensation until they reach the
age of 16 years.
The total compensation under the
proposed amendments shall not ex
ceed $7350. The present law fixes
no maximum, but contemplates ade
quate protection for every case re
gardless of the time element or the
amount of money tnat may be
necessary to meet the claims.
Another feature of the present
compensation law Is the fact that
law adjustments are made by the
commission Immediately upon re
ceipt of the claims and requisite
proofs have been filed. In only a
few instances have appeals been
taken by workers, and in practic
ally all of these cases the commis
sion has been upheld.
Contest Proceedings Outlined.
The proposed amendments to the
law provide clearly for handlinK
proceedings of contested claims.
An added, feature to the present
law proposed by the amendments is
that diseases arising out of em
ployment would be made subject to
the compensation act.
Members of the state industrial
accident commission, in a statement
issued todr, said that the proposed
amendments to the present com
pensation act are copied in part
from the California statutes govern
ing industrial activities and protec
tion for workers.
PAY CUT IS PROPOSED
Centralia Ordinance to Lower Sal
aries Passes First Reading.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Dec. 30
(Special.) First reading of an
ordinance reducing the salaries of a
storm r ire
nearly all hotels in the city of Astoria. Therefore a hotel is badly
needed to take care of the commercial trade, as well as mechanics
who will engage in rebuilding the city. We have an excellent build
ing site, corner Fifteenth and Duene, 62xl00 feet, on which we are
now excavating for foundation for a four-story building (90-room,
medium-priced hotel). We need financial assistance and intend to
issue preferred stock for the amount needed, bearing 8 per cent inter
est, one-half redeemable in three years, and one-half six years,
secured by building and grounds. Will accept applications for the
issue in nominations from one hundred dollars up. This project is
strongly indorsed by the Astoria Chamber of Commerce and the Hon.
Judge Olaf Anderson and Hon. Senator Nordblad. Anyone who wishes
to help us and make a profitable and secure investment, please see or
write C. Christopherson, Eaton Hotel, West Park Street, Portland.
big percentage of city employes was
passed yesterday at a heated ses
sion of the city commission over the
protest of Mayor George L. Barner.
The employes affected by tha cut
are firemen, patrolmen, health offi
cer, . street workers and assistant
superintendent of the light depart
ment. The reductions range from
J5 to $15 per month.
During the commission meeting
the mayor accused Commissioners
W. B. Keir and W. W. Dickerson
with having framed the ordinance
without consulting him. Mr. Barner
issued a statement in which he de
clared the salary reductions in the
police and fire departments were
unwarranted and are the "result of
ELEEmiC MTES ABE CUT
$2,500,000 'wnL BE SAVED
Reduced Schedule Designed to
Yield California Company
8 Per Cent Return.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. A re
duction in electric rates of the Pa
cific Gas & Electric company that
will result in an annual saving of
approximately $2,500,000 to consum
ers was announced today by the Cal
ifornia railroad commission.
The new schedule will be effective
on flat rates February 1 and on
meter rates February 20. An en
tirely new rate structure is estab
lished, reducing the present rate by
12 per cent. Both light and power
users are included in the new clas
sification. The rates in San Francisco, Oak
land, Berkeley, Piedmont, Emery
ville, , San Leandro and Albany are
fixed at 80 cents for the first ten
kilowatt hours or less per meter per
month, ranging down to 2 cents
per meter per month for 3000 kilo
watt hours or over. The lighting
rates in all Incorporated limits ex
cept the towns mentioned are $1 for
the first ten kilowatt hours or less
per meter per month, ranging down
to 2 cents per meter jjer month for
3000 kilowatt hours or over. Out
side of incorporated limits the rate
for the same amounts of energy
noted are (1.25 a month, ranging
down to 3 cents a month.
Industrial power rates generally
are reduced 10 per cent.
A special discount in rates is or
dered to be made to resale com
panies to assist in developing rural
territory served by such companies.
The rates are designed to yield
the company a return of 8 per cent
on the investment. The decision af
fects portions of 27 counties, ex
ceeding a population ef 1,500,000.
The territory involved is approx
imately 270 miles long by 130 miles
Pioneers of Railroad Era
to Be Rotary Guests.
Old -Timers of Pendleton Will
Revive Days of 1S83.
PENDLETON, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Old-timers of Pendleton
and vicinity, who were at least 21
years old when the railroad was
built through this place in 1882, will
be special guests of the Pendleton
Rotary club next. Wednesday eve
ning at a dinner. The requirement
for eligibility to the guest list
makes the men more than 60 years
old. Strenuous efforts will be made
to have every man eligible present
at the dinner.
Among those who have qualified
for the guest list are M. J. Carney,
ex-county sheriff; Dave Horn, ex
stage driver; Lot Livermore, first
mayor of Pendleton; Jimmie Hack
ett, old-time wool and hide buyer;
Lee Morehouse, famous for his In
dian work and still city treasurer;
E. J. Summerville, retired farmer;
Thomas Fitzgerald, still city record
er and police judge; H. J. Taylor,
farmer and state senator-elect from
Umatilla, Morrow and Union coun
ties; S. P, Hutchinson, farmer; H. E.
Bickers, old-time insurance man and
still school clerk; E. L. Smith, pio
neer merchant; J. Bean, retired
farmer; R, Alexander, pioneer mer
chant; Frank Frazier, old stock
man; William Biakeley, farmer;
Jimmie Hutchinson, city employe;
John Harvey, .farmer; Max Baer,
pioneer merchant; J. Mumm, farm
er; John Hudeman, farmer; Dr. F.
W. Vincent, power and light man
ager; H. M. Sloan, blacksmith; B. S.
Burroughs, long-time county offi
cial and still county recorder; Zoeth
Houser, 40 years ago sheriff of
Umatilla county and now in that
office; Thomas Hampton, farmer;
Douglas Belts, farmer; E. B. Schafer
and J. W. Schafer, farmers; Mac
Foster, farmer; J. K. Bott, retired
farmer; Ed Marshall, farmer;
Charles Carter, long-time attorney;
Tom Thompson, farmer1 and Pendle
ton postmaster; Jerry Cronin, farm
er; A. B. Stevens, farmer; Jim Nel
son, farmer; Joe Vey, sheepman;
Antone Vey, sheepman; W. B. Hale,
farmer; Charles Lane, painter; Tom
Matthews, farmer; John Bentley,
insurance man; J. B. Kennedy,
farmer; Dr. W. C. Campbell, retired
farmer; John Bowman and O. P.
Bowman, farmers and hotel men, '
Portland Folk to Wed.
KELSO, Wash., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Marriage licenses have been
issued by County Auditor Davis to
the following: C. W. French and
Ruth D. Welch, Portland; Perry
Hobson and Florence Edmonds, Cas
tle Rock; Isaac Hoffer and Eunice
H. Taylor, Hoquiam; A. H. Zeller,
Salem, and Marie Proudfit, Portland;
A. Tanner and Bessie A. Fster, Mar
tins Bluff; Leban Edwards and
Frances Henderson. Portland, and
Helmar Jake-la and Ethel Smith,
Money Recovered From Fire.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Dec. 30.
(Special.) Recovery of J40 in bills
from the ashes of the Adam Run
owski home, destroyed by fire Tues
day night, will eliminate need for
immediate relief for the homeless
Runowski family. The bills were
in the pockets of a pair of Runow
ski's trousers in the burning house.
Parts of the trousers were found in
the ashes the day following the fire
and yesterday, while rummaging in
the articles, the bills were found.
Phone your want ads to The Ore-
gonian. All its readers are lroter-
ested 1n the classified columns.
AUTO BUS MILEAGE
Rapid Growth of Traffic in
BOND NOW IS REQUIRED
Fully 80 Per Cent of Local
Transportation Is Handled
by Stage Iilnes.
SALEM, Or., Dec 30 Automobile
stage and truck lines in Oregon now
cover more mileage than all the
railroads combined. This was the in
formation contained in a report pre
pared here today by the public serv
"The advance of the automobile
from a luxury to a necessity has been
rapid," said the report.. "Today
practically every highway in Oregon
is traveled by regularly scheduled
passenger and freight lines, practl
cally all of which have specially
constructed equipment designed, to
give tho most efficient service.
"During the last two years the in
terurban service has advanced from
the zero mark to its present stand
ing. You can now purchase a ticket
in British Columbia for a through
automobile trip to the Mexican bor
der. Today a trucking company win
quote you rates on carloads of ma
terials as readily as it will a small
Insurance Regulations Made.
"The present automotive transpor
tation act, giving the regulation of
commercial traffio to the public
service commission, was passed by
the legislature on December 22, 1921,
and became effective at once. The
administration of the act in its Ini
tial stages was somewhat unsatis
factory, and it remained so until the
commission called a conference with
the .principal motor operators to dis
cuss the future of the industry.
"At this conference insurance and
bonding regulations were imposed
upon this class of service and much
good resulted to the operators
through Increased public confidence.
"In administering the law the
commission has had to deal on the
one hand with the modern business
man with an investment of J100.000
or more, and on the oth.er hand
with the man who had barely
enough capital to make the first
payment on a car and provide it with
gasoline ana oil.
Good Faith Bond Required.
"At the present time every auto
motive carrier is required to post a
good faith bond with the public
service commission. This bond is for
the faithful performance of his con
tract with the state, and to insure
the commission that he will comply
with the laws as applicable to his
business. Liability insurance also
is required, while freight is protect
ed by a sufficient bond.
"Reports received at this office
indicate that fully 80. per cent of
the local traffio is now handled by
automotive carriers. Lines running
out of Portland have established a
terminal covering a quarter of a
block, while other terminal build
ings have been established in Salem,
Eugene and many other Oregon
towns and cities.
Large Carriers Expensive.
"The idea that the automotive
transportation business is an under
taking for the man of small capital
Is being repudiated by the present
rapid development. One operator,
who is now owner of 25 cars, re
cently announced the purchase of
equipment costing more than $100,-000.-
In most instances the passen
ger carriers are of special design,
and their cost is large when com
pared with the price of tho standard
"The present Oregon automotive
Tuesday, Jan. 2
LEAVE TENTH AKD HOYT STS
6 ISO, 8130, 10l4S A. M., 2.05, 4)45 P. M.
LEAVE SEWARi HOTEL
TWO MI-VLTES LATER.
LEAVE FRONT AND JEFFERSON
6:45, 8:45, It A. M, 2:20, SP.M,
Baggage checked only at Tenth
and Hoyt Sts.
Our New Factory and
' Salesroom Located at '
COR. E. 11TH
& WIRE WORKS
Phone East 7073
law apparently is giving good satis-J
taction, ana has resulted in regular
and efficient service."
ADVICE IS GIVEN S0L0NS
Delegation Hears Cliehalis Meet
ing on Legislation Wanted.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Dec. 30.
(Special.) H. H. Swofford, senator,
and Robert R. Somerville and W. H.
Kenoyer, who will be members of
the coming session, of the legisla
ture, met a number of citizens of
Chehalis and other parts of Lewis
county yesterday to hear sugges
tions as to legislation desired.
The general consensus of the
speakers was that the present state
primary road programme be not in
terfered with in any particular; that
Just as few new laws as possible be
enacted, and that every possible ef
fort be made to keep down appro
proprlations. N. B. Coffman Issued
a warning against lowering the
regulations of the building and loan
companies, also against a state
bank guaranty law, which, if
adopted, would drive the sounder
concerns into the national system.
U. S. PAVING IS WANTED
Retiring Mayor of Vancouver to
Visit Washington, D. C.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 29.
(Special.) Government appropria
tions to pave the road around the
military reservation here and to
deepen the Columbia river channel
between the mouth of the Will
amette and the interstate bridge
will be asked by Mayor Klggins,
who will go to Washington, D.- C,
next month. Mayor Kiggins retires
from office January 2, having been
defeated by N. E. Allen. This will
not prevent him from making the
The city has tried for some time
to obtain government aid in paving
East and West Reserve Btreets,
which border the military reserva
Hillsboro Alumni Gather.
HILLSBORO, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Stanley Watson, president of
the Hillsboro high school alumni,
acted as toastmaster last night at
a gathering of the alumni in the
parlors of the Congregational
church. Outside members from
Portland, Eugene and Corvallis, who
are spending the holidays at home,
Bridge Contract Awarded.
KELSO, Wash., Dec. SO (Spe
cial.) The Union Bridge company
got the contract for construction of
two bridges on the upper Toutle for
the Spirit Lake hlghwa y when the
An Iowa woman, died as the
result of an operation to re
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county commissioners accepted a completed by midsummer, work be
hid for $21.132. The bridges will be ling started at an early date.
Today the ' personnel of SKAGGS
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people of Oregon in 1922. Our merchan
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year. Every kind of income arid industry
represented in the great northwest was
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continued community service and to
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Wishing a Happy and Prosperous New
Year to all
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