The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, November 19, 1920, Page 12, Image 12

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('THE assembly of 'the League of
-1 Nations, by unanimous vote,
has instructed me to send' you its
warmest greetings and to express its
earnest wishes that you may'be
speedily ' restored to ; complete
health," says the message of Presi
dent Hym an s of the league to Pres
ident Wilson. The message con
tinues; The assembly recognizes that you
have done perhaps more than any other
man to lay the foundations of the
league. It feels confident that the
present meeting will greatly ; advance
those principles of cooperation .between
all nations which you have done so
much to promote. ;
Though in disagreement on many
things,, the delegates from 41 na
tions in the league assembly are
united in this impressive testimonial
to Mr. Wilson. Whatever America
may Jhink- of the league, whatever
America may think of President
Wilson, this message is a very defi
nite and very substantial proof that
the leading minds of 41 of the best
nations In the world prize the one
and acknowledge- the other.
The message has a deeper mean
ing than mere tribute to President
Wilson Though it conveys to him
a Just acknowledgment of his serv
ice, the fact that it Is sent immedi
ately after the rejection of the
league1 by his 'country makes it a
gentle and refined appeal to the
United States for a. better apprecla
tion and fuller consideration for the
transcendent cause of peace as re
flected in the great assemblage at
Geneva. V
It is more: It Is a courteous and
deferential expression of what the
league hopes to accomplish, and
through that expression is a gentle
hope that America may yet cast her
influence and her leadership into
the ' league organization.
In the softer atmosphere of after
election days, when there is time
and mood for sober second thought,
kwhen the hymns of hate are fainter
' and ' partisan strife is mellowed,
there may come to' many a new judg
ment as to what its going on in this
world. ' '
Dr. Ladd. the newly elected
"LTnlted States senator from North
Dakota, is a man pf fine character
and good ability. He rendered high
service as foVd dmlnlstrator and
in other capacities during the war.
He was former president of the
North Dakota Agricultural college.
He is the first Non-partisan leaguer
to enter the senate.
TH E , supreme eourt of Oregon
has confirmed popular concep
tion of the law In its decree against
permitting the sale or possession in
Oregon of salmon caught in ' the
Taclfic ocean outside the three-mile
limit during the closed season desig
nated , by the state fish, and game
code'. ' ' -. . r , . - ' .:
Many of the salmon caught ih the
ocean more than three miles from
shore are less than legal size. 'Fish
wardens have reported that the dead
. bodies of such fish' have washed up
on the shore In; thousands,' fisher
men having klIed them; Incident to
' their netting operations. "" i
; ' Th whole process of reproduction
for which the state and the salmon
packing ' Interests spend many
thousands of dollars annually is in
terfered with by fishing where the
salmon are feeding and reaching
their maturity. . -
To catch the salmon offshore dur
ing the closed season Is like con
suming the grain intended for seed.
It is against I the best publio policy
and harmful to an important in
dustry. ..."
IT IS known that Governor Olcott
has met with numerous refusals
in his patient effort to secure a
worthy successor to Mr. Benson on
the state highway commission.
Why do not' men of big calibre and
approved character - accept greater
responsibilities in pubfic affairs?
.- Every man owes something in the
way -of service to the community.
This is partlculaly true of, men
whose success in material acquire
ments proves their . capacity and
whose reputation is a guarantee of
their integrity. . f
A place on the state highway com
mission is a great trust. The state
highway body is, in fact, for the
moment the most important pub
lic institution in Oregon. It has Just
been chartered by the people to
make a further expenditure of 110,
000,000. It is the directing head
of a vast road system intimately
and tremendously connected with the
welfare of the state. Under ideal
public conditions it ought to be an
honor and a privilege for men of
parts to accept membership on the
A time comes in the lives of
worthy and successful men when
they owe it fto their fellow men to
help 6erve. There are numbers of
such men in Oregon who might well
lay aside personal affairs and de
vote their time and their talents to
the advancement, the purification
and the perfection of public affairs.
Simon Benson's publio service in
Oregon has won for him a niche
high in the estimation of Oregon
citizenry. He will be remembered
and commended when contempor
aneous men of even larger mould
will be unlamented and forgotten.
We complain often that affairs
public ought to be better and purer.
Men who could by taking part make
public affairs better, utter that com
plaint. They are not in position to criti
cize. ' The thing for them to do is
to enlist when the governor of the
state asks them to serve, and by
their own talents and their own
example give public affairs the ideal
service that all so much desire.
There is much more in the world
than to merely pile up a fortune
in cold and bonds and shares of
stock and plants and lands. That
kind of career is commonplace. The
noblest monument of all is that fine
fame that comes from honorable
and useful service.
Now that a Portland policeman In
the course of his duty has been slain
by bandits, has not the point been
reached where every man abroad
after 9 o'clock be required to give
a satisfactory account of himself,
whether he wears a soldier's uni
form, a plug hat or less conspicuous
THE theory that a city serves
itself well when It controls and
'directs all transportation within Its
corporate limits seems to underlie
the recommendations by the national
conference committee which inves
tigated and now reports on the uni
fication of railroad lines and service
in cities.
Inasmuch as two Portland en
gineers, j". P. Newell and Charles H.
Cheney, are members of the com
mittee, the broad suggestions gain
more or less of a local color.
Waste and duplication result from
admitting the railroads to the city,
each selecting Its own route, build
ing Its own terminals and arranging
its own trackage, is the committee's
first general assertion. The second
Is that "unified control and opera
tion of all standard railroad lines,
within the limits of any city, Is es
sential both to the requirements of
modern business and to the conven
ience of the public.'
Under the plan outlined money
spent in duplicate passenger stations
would be utilized in improvement of
service. All spurs and industrial
tracks would be on a "common
user" basis connected by a municipal
belt line, which in turn would serve
on the same terms all the railroads
entering the city. In addition to
trackage, industrial zones would be
served with . heavy ; hauling pave
ments, high pressure fire protection,
and extra' size sewers for the dis
posal" of ' industrial : waste.
The simplification of terminals is
advised as a means of cutting down
one of the great Items of operating
cost. . The report states:
On most of the big roads it costs as
much to ret a- car of fraitht nut of
the city limits as it does to haul It
taO trHlas ; or more on the main line.
Some road report as much as 35 percent
of their total freight cost is in handling
at terminals (from reports of O-W. R.
& N. railroad to Oregon public service
commission). ... This is by far the biggest
single item to the railroads in their cost
of doing business. A small saving, there
fore. In terminal handling should effect
a considerable amount of saving in
freight cost ahd -should be welcomed by
rauroaas ana shippers alike. '
The recommendation that cities
which have water borne commerce
should consider the development of
rail and water transportation as a
single problem is particularly in
local point. One of the criticisms
of. the recent Swan Island plan was
that the j traffic directed to the
terminal as proposed would in large
part be carried across the Wil
lamette on the railroad bridge - be
low. Swan island. An ingenious cal
culator estimated that if the termi
nal handled a business equal to its
capacity, the bridge would be. opened
for the passage of water craft at
least 75 times a day. How, then,
it was asked, would time be al
lowed to get the freight cars across
a bridge so often open?" It
is immediately clear that there
should be minimum cause of delay
in handling within the city the
freight transferred from cars to
ships, from cars to manufactories
and business houses and that local
freight should be handled in segre
gation from transcontinental freight.
The ; report has the direct value
of suggesting that In Portland's fu
ture terminal development the co
ordination of all forms of transport
ation should be a first consideration.
Do you notice in the daily papers
the extent to which the crime wave
is sweeping over the country? Do
you account it an aftermath of war
or does it just happen so?
k FEW days ago a girl blind
from birth traveled alone from
Kansas City te New York. She was
in no one's care. Her friends failed
to meet her at New York.
But she traveled safely. She ar
rived without delay at her destina
tion, tftterly forgetful of her sight
lessness she wrote and talked en
thusiastically about what she "saw."
For her it was a great and delight
ful adventure.
The ; explanation was simple.
Though blind she possessed a reso
lute spirit and a resourceful mind.
The majority of young women with
perfect vision would have been more
confused than she.
The spirit of any individual is
more important than any faculty of
sight or hearing, taste or touch or
smell. j
But additional statement is neces
sary to complete the. explanation.
Human kindness rode with this
sightless girl on the train, stepped
off with her at the station and was
waiting for her arrival. The train
men and the passengers gave her the
use of their eyes. In the hands and
hearts of strangers she found help
and friendliness.
Sometimes people are accused of
coldness and callousness. They are
said to be Indifferent to the welfare
of ,their fellows. But the majority
of people are merely thoughtless.
Their kindness is latent and never
out of reach of those who need it.
The Portland hold-ups and burg
laries have finally caused the killing
of a policeman. Is there anything
in the law about concealed weapons?
THERE is something about the
stock show which thrills the
observer. The power which the
2500 blooded animals gathered there
will have for good In the future of
the Northwest is incalculable. Each
of the. horses, cattle, sheep, swine
and goats will have an Influence
extending for generations beyond
count. They represent more tmllinz
power, more beef, more milk and
butter, more wool and more bacon
and hams than would be possible
had they not lived. And each repre
sents an achievement in human in
telligence; a notable result of dis
cerning selection and devoted care.
A good sire in a dairy herd has
many times turned a losing venture
into success. Tae progeny of
famous horses , and cattle, almost
without i exception, reflect credit
and add luster to the names of their
The splendid exhibits of the live
stock show are valued In the aggre
gate at a good many millions of dol
lars. Their presence has been the
impulse for the offer of many, thou
sands of dollars of money for prizes
But whatever they are worth. now
will be multiplied year after year as
time goes on and all the increase
of value goes into the wealth of
this great section of the nation.
Nor does their value end merely
in money. Those who are" giving
their energies and devoting their
careers to the breeding of better
livestock . are also buildins finer
standards of citizenship. They add
to the value of the Northwest's man
hood and womanhood. And one of
the very best exhibits of the stock
show are the men and women who
have brought the livestock here.
The Pacific International Live
stock exposition is a golden omen
of the future.
We restored capital punishment.
but it didn't raise a single ripple on
the wav;e of homicides.
fIAZITG is again an issue at Ann-
I 1 apolis. More power to the arm
of Secretary Daniels in his declared
purpose! tp end it.
Hazing there is a brutal and un
American practice. Its severity has
driven 'numerous promising young
men out of the school. The over
lordship which tipper classmen as
sume is the adoption in an Ameri
can educational institution of the
Prussian military caste. It is a prize
system tor the bully who finds in the
traditions and privileges of hazing a
friendly and protected opportunity
for the practice of his brutal in
stincts. ; - ,
If by resistance a lower classman
incurs the hostility of an upper
classman, he is marked for indig
nity. The hate of his so-called su
perior follows him out of the school
and . Into his work in the navy.
vThe practice is "universally de
tested - by the American people. It
has no place in twentieth century
civilization. It is the feudal idea
brought down from medievalism and
planted as a poisonous weed on free
American soil.
The brutal business ought to be
cleared out root and branch from
Annapolis, or Annapolis ought to be
abolished and , a naval , school be
established under auspices and ar
rangements harmonious with Ameri
can decency and the free and equal
American spirit.
By Carl Smitft. Washington start Cor
respondent of The Journal
Washington. Nov. 19. 'Socialism will
flourish like a green bay tree under the
Harding administration," is the com
ment that comes from the prison cell at
Atlanta where Eugene V. ebs. Socialist
candidate for president, is confined.
Many of other political faiths agree with
Debs. Jhis is because they expect the
Harding administration to be distinctly
reactionary. The natural Apolitical con
sequence will be a swing to the extreme
of Socialism. It is reasoned that the
radical gain would be checked if the
country during the next four years were
to have a progressive president, whether
Republican or Democrat, because steps
would be taken to satisfy the reasonable
legislative demands of workers and the
great middle class. Repression and de
nial always lead to dissatisfaction and
revolt, and the followers of Debs count
upon making many recruits when the
dominant faction of Penrose, Lodge and
Brandegee makes clear its grip on the
Harding administration.
The Socialists in the recent election
would unquestionably have captured five
congress seats instead of ope had not
the Republicans and Democrats pooled
candidates in four New York city dis
tricts and one Milwaukee district. As
it is, they returned only Meyer London,
who runs every two years against Henry
M. Goldfogle. London won for fhe first
time in 1916, lost to Goldfogle in 1918,
and again defeated Goldfogle this year.
The Socialists had a hand in the de
feat of Scott Ferris, Democratic candi
date for the senate in Oklahoma. There
is a considerable Socialist vote in that
state, which, reports indicate, was
thrown largely to the Republican can
didate. Representative John W. Har
reld, because Harreld was one of the
two members of the house who voted
against unseating "Victor I Berger, the
Socialist elected to congress from Wis
consin In 1918 but denied a seat because
of his conviction for disloyal utterances.
This caused so much feeling; among Re
publican members of the house that Har
reld was denied a place on the steering
committee,, for which he had virtually
been selected. By so doing, however,
he "played ball" with the radical vote in
Oklahoma and has won a senatorship.
Letters From the People
f Communication aent to Tha Journal for
publication in this department ahould ba written
or only ens aide of the paper: thould not exceed
300 word in lenrth, and most be ai cried by tha
writer, whose mail addrea in full muat accom
pany tba contribution.
Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 13. To the Editor
of The Journal I have receired a copy
of your issue of November 5, in which
you have an editorial entitled "Escaping
the Flood." - This describes : the flood
prevention works in the Miami valley
of Ohio. This editorial begins with the
statement : "One of the startling char
acteristics of humanity Is Its ability to
rise . to inspirational heights of concep
tion and be unable to add or multiply
two and two," and it ends with the
statement: "Let it be hoped that no
such civic dullness will beset the people
whose fortunes are tied up in the water
projects of the West.'' It occurs to us
that possibly you did not have full
information at the time of writing this
editorial. In the preparation of plans
for this flood prevention work, most
thorough and detailed studies were made
of the possibility of securing by-products
in the' form of water power. We are
certain, for definite reasons, that such
by-products are not possible.
In the first place, there Is no definite
rainy or dry season in the Miami valley.
A flood may occur at almost any time
of the year, and also a drouth may occur
at any time. It Is elementary that the
same storage space cannot be held full
of water for powea. development, and
at the same time be kept empty -to store
water in flood emergencies. FIoVps come
with such terrific suddenness that there
is absolutely no time for emptying a
reservoir in -time to create storage ca
pacity for controlling floods. To store
water for a power development, there
fore, would mean that flood control.
which is the imperative need, of the
valley, would be sacrificed.
There is also another reason Tor not;
undertaking power development Which
would never occur to the stranger. The
lands flooded are not steep mountain
sides, but flat, fertile farm lands. Dur
ing floods these will be covered by still
water and will receive a deposit of
humus washed off the higher lands. A:
a result, these occasionally flooded lands
will come to be the richest farms In
Ohio. We have a record of one tract
of land in the valley which receives such
deposits in flood time, where 60 con
secutlve corn crops have been raised
without fertilizer and without ro
tation, and the yields on this tract con
tinue at the rate of about 80 bushels
of corn per acre. While floods may
occur at any time of the-year, by fr
the larger number occur during the
winter and early spring. Within a week
after the flood is passed the basins are
again empty. Not once in 25 years will
the corn crop be lost. We have satisfied
ourselves by careful estimates that the
value of this land for agriculture is
greater than its value for water power
storage. In case of a similar construc
tion on the Loire river in France, where
such land has been flooded above the
dam for more than 200 years, the land
so flooded is worth $50 to $100 an acre
more than land nearby which is noi
The . work of the Miami Conservancy
district has been carried out not only
with enthusiastic persistence, but with
most careful analyses and the balancing
of every possible advantage and dis
advantage. In view of the influence of
your paper. We feel that we can ask
in all fairness to give similar publicity
to this statement for the protection of
the good name and reputation for com
mon sense of the people of the Miami
Arthur E. Morgan. Chief Engineer,
Portland, Nov. 14. To the Editor of
The Journal While walking by a new
building at East Eighth'and Main streets
today 1 saw that they are using some
lime marked "Made in Canada, and
X wondered if there wasn't any lime made
in this country that was good enough
for this work. You. have been a booster
for the Oregon country, and, I hope, for
its citizens, and using goods that are
made In another country, let- alone
another state, strikes me as being a bad
thing for this country and the work
tngmen. Some advertisements in your
paper tell us to use Oregoamade goods,
and here Is a man using goods made
in Canada. How do you expect us to
make a living and buy Oregon made
goods it this continues?
L. H. Davis.
Portland, Nov. 16. To the Editor of
The Journal A careful reading of the
literature of the Republican party since
the election reveals . the . fact that they
are already trembling in their boots in
ear that President Wilson will resubmit
the league and peace treaty to me sen
ate as soon as congress reconvenes next
month. .
That is Just what the president ougni
to do. It would split tne jtuspuDiican
wnnn would oass into history as the
great emancipator of the common people.
He should urge tne treaty a, hjwj
ratification in some form, to make way
for needed legislation. V the senate
wants to make a Kilkenny cat fight over
it that's its look out. The presiaent couiu
be a calm spectator. , In the meantime..
let the Democratic party 8la"',
and see' the salvation of the Lord.
wianii Nov. 15. To the Editor of
-r.m t.i in The Sunday Journal two
weeks ago there was art article headed,
"Prison Magazine Dies Game;. Editor
Sings His Swan Song. " ana it vi
nrnn at at orison magazine, Lna
a Hand, being published for the last time
Since reading the arucie x n
many times of the pleasure and the good
that has been taicen away
tor of It. and the possible good to the
other prisoners.
Will you please ten n sumeuune
hA Hon a to start it up again, and how
it can be done? I feel certain that many
people would help if they only knew
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, i.-k f financial support. Why not
riu the superintendent of Jtha penitonUary i
Olden Oregon
T.ntnrial Governor Davis, Being
"Carpetbagger," was Unpopular.
Thn W- Davis, who was appointed
territorial governor to succeed Gaines,
came from Indiana. During the admin-
i.i.otin nf President foia ne ou uu
micKinner to China. Previous to mat
time he had been three times eiecieu .
.o. from an Indiana district. He
was once Speaker of the house of rep
resentatives and twice president of the
Democratic national convennuu.
serving as governor of Oregon a few
Davis resigned, in August 1854.
tirv.ii- Vn marl a eood governor, he was
not popular, from tne iact m
an Eastern man. un ms ' "
was tendered a parting dinner at Salem.
but he declined the courtesy.
Curious Bits of 'Information
Gleaned From Curious Places
Tha mck was first brought into public
notice as a naUonal emblem of France
Jn 1665 by an unknown artist who sought
to celebrate the liberation of Le Quesnoy
rrnm Soanish domination by striking a
medal showing a Spanish Hon fleeing
before a cock, declares a writer in me
Christian Science Monitor. He was
a minus to oDDOse one national animal
against another, but as France had none
he decided to ionm in
ttallua signified both Gaul and cock.
the bird was adopted to represent
GauL In 1679 the cock appears on an
other medal as "the national, emblem of
tvanee. and again in 1706. When the
..tinnii cruard .was created, in 1789, it
adiudced necessary to adopt an em
biem. and the cock was adopted for an
.entirely different reason because it was
the bird of Mars. It disappeared during
th emnire. but in 1830 reappeared;
Napoleon in again suppressed It but
the Third Republic adopted it and during
the last half century the Chantecier,
Immortalized by Rostand, has faithfully
chanted the moving desUnlea of France.
Uncle Jeff Snow Says:
Henry Schlagmeier invested $18 In
some moonshine and hid it under the
flivver seat last week. ' His mother found
it and poured it in the radiator, where it
done the flivver more good 'n it would
of done Henry, but Hen told her it
made the flivver reel and stagger mighty
bad. He figgers a little wood alcohol
for SO cents would of done the radiator
all right and he's therefore $17.50 out
ahd injured, ,
Copyright 1920. by Tba Preaa Pnbliahipg Co.
Some soldiers can never be soldiers.
"Prompt action" usually is action in
its slowest form.
The most interesting book for book
week reading still is the bank book.
If Senator Harding catches nothing
more than a tarpon he'll be a lucky guy.
Success is like tomorrow. There isn't
any such thing for the ambitious.
The duck is a gay and festive bird,
especially when plucked, stuffed 'and
roasted to a delicate brown.
"Protective tariff on domestic raised
nuts demanded," a headline advises.
Oh, well, the world owes us protection.
Random Observations About Town
A. G. Clark recently returned, from a
two months' trip throughout the.' east
where he went" to preach the gospel -of
Oregon's, resources - and its possibilities
from the standpoint of a manufacturing
state. He visited Vancouver, Winnipeg,
Minneapolis, ' St Paul, Chicago, Mil
waukee, Grand : Rapids, Detroit, Toledo,
Cleveland, Rochester, - Buffalo, . Toronto,
New York city, Boston, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington, St Louis, Kan
sas City, Denver and Salt Lake City.
He comes back more than ever in love
with the City of Roses, and more proud
than ever of Portland's record of honesty
in advertising."
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B. C. Parker is a guest at the Mult
nomah. He hails from Kodiak island,
the home of the famous- brown bear.
There is room for a good deal of im-
provement in the manners and disposi-
tin of the Kodiak bear, for he fights at
the drop of a hat and if you fail to
drop your hat he will fight anyway.
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C C. Card and W. E. Newton of Moro
are at the Oregon. .
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dolph of Pendleton
are at the Benson. Mr. Dolph is the
son of former Vnited States Senator
By Fred
fTwo rrromoter of euterprtaea of treat ralue
to Oregon, are aubjeeta of Mr. Locklej'i inter
views today The history of a noubl Eastern
Ore eon irrigation project i a leatura of treat
interest. ,
How would you like to be walking
along the streets of a strange city at
midday, enjoying the spring sunshine,
watching the hurrying throng and scan
ning the faces "of passersby to see If you
could discover a familiar face, and sud
denly have the lights go out? Colonel J.
E. MfN aught . of Hermision had that
very thing happen to him a few years
ago. I dropped into a seat at the Sew
ard beside Colonel McNaught a day or
so ago and -we began to recall the days
when we had first met when the city
of Hermlston had but one house and
that was the land company's office. .
"My brother James and I went to
Seattle In 1878." said Colonel McNaught
"Seattle in those days was a thriving
town of about 2400 population. We hung
out our shingle as attorneys. Before
long we were retained by the Northern
Pacific railway as its attorneys. My
brother James became general counsel
for James Villard and went to New
York city. ' I laid out the town of Ana
cortes. In 189S I went to New York
city for a- rest While walking along
Broadway one afternoon it seemed in
an instant as if the light had failed and
I was in Stygian darkness. At first S
couldn't understand what was the mat
ter. I had lost my eyesight For five
years I was blind. . The doctor told me
the optic nerve had been paralyzed from
nicotine poisoning, due to excessive
smoking. After five years of groping in
absolute darkness the sight of one eye
was partially restored. That is part
of the explanation as to how I happened
to become interested in Hermiaton.
"To begin at the beginning. ". about 20
years ago a wealthy Englishman
camped at Cottonwood Bend, near the
present town of Hermlston. He had
an elaborate camping equipment His
home at that time was Victoria. ' He had
while in Chicago met and won as his
wife an actress. After his, marriage
hev discovered she was a drug addict.
To cure her of her craving for morphine
he started on a camping trip, traveling
by wagon along the coast He saw the
possibility of the country and bought
1600 acrea of raw sagebrush land. The
land at that time ranged in price from
60 cents to 2.a0 an acre. He filed a
(Tha NeTork Ereninc World)
Percale has dropped to lift cents a
yard, but who wants to wear percale?
This Is an age of sine ana tiuason seai
and a lot of other fine .things. la
Grande Observer.
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The principal objection to a lana-
slide is that it carries into oriice a
large number of undesirables whom the
people must tolerate until the next
election. Polk County Post.
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tawm in rwvll there Is a City orni-
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nance preventing Dr. arborougn Laia-
" V . 7 , -- that ih.V I
nJ p . ,hr.. iS him with a
lave even threatened mm wun
jail sentence unless he quits. However,
tho rainioat aeason in 27 years.
he managed to save 300,000 pounds of
his crop. Eugene uuaru.
C. A. Dolph, and Mrs.- Dolph Is the
daughter of . George Perringer. who, with
Newt Burgess, was killed by highway
men at the Claremont tavern just a
year ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dolph
are former students of the' University
of Oregon.
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L. A. Stoop of La Grande cannot hide
behind a lamp-post He weighs upward
of 350 pounds. He handles farm lands ln
Union county and hails from La Grande.
He is at the Multnomah.
The following well known citizens of
the Inland Empire are guests at the
Imperial: W. H. Glenn, lmbler; S. E.
Miller, Union ; G. E. Carnes, Pilot Rock :
Mr. -and Mrs. L. Wade, Condon; Fred
Stanley, Redmond-.
Guy Raymond and Tom Gay of Fossil
are guests at the Oregon.
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Mrs. H. E. Harris and daughter Ella
of Johannesburg, South Africa, are at
the Hotel Portland.
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Father H. J. McDevitt, formerly of the
cathedral at East Fifteenth and Davis
streets, but now of Marshfleld, is here
visiting old-time friends and parishion
ers. Lock ley
water right on the Umatilla river. His
wife was eo unhappy in the unpeopled
sagebruKh waste that he gave D. C.
Brtwneli an option on his land and
water right. Brownell was without
monev. but he bonded it " and crave an
option on it to Skinner & Furnace. This
Englishman had purchased the old Four
Mile house, four miles from Umatilla,
which in the days of .the stage coach
had been used as a stage station. I
bought the water right and the property
with the exception of 320 acres, Iwhlch
Brownell retained. I- put up the first
building in Hermiston.
"My grandfather was born In Scot
land. I have always liked Robert Louis
Stevenson, who was,' as you know, a
Scotchman, so I named the town Her
miston. after Stevenson's uncompleted
book. "The Wier of Hermlston. - Shortly
after acquiring the option oh the water
right and the ditch I purchased the old
O. W. Hunt ranch, of over 8000 acres.
Through John T. - Whistler, United
States government reclamation engineer,
I sold my water right to the government
and the reclamation service took it over
and put in the Umatilla . reclamation
project and later the West extension of
the project"
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Charley Trunk is one of the kingpins
of the walnut industry in Oregon. We
sat down in the green room of the
Chamber of Commerce recently and he
told me how he happened to get into
the nut raising industry. "I settled in
the heavy timber .near Dundee nearly
33 years ago," said Mr. Trunk. "I bought
110 acres. Some of it was) logged-off
land. The place Is all cleared bow. If
you think it Is an easy job to clear 110
acres of big trees and stumps you will
change your mind when you try It At
first I raised sheep, hay and grain, but
no cows. I do nbt like milking. One
time my. wife was sick, so I -thought I
had better-learn to milk the cow. I
dropped my pipe In the pall of milk, so
she never again- asked me to milk. I
don't think she ever knew I dropped my
pipe in on purpose. Fourteen years ago
I put in my first walnut trees. Today I
have 60 acres In walnuts. 28 acres in
bearing. We plant IS trees to the acre
and they average about 40 pounds per
tree when they are ln full bearing. This
year the walnut growers of the Dundee
district will ship over 70 tons of walnuts;
so you see it Is becoming an important
and profitable industry.
The Oregon Country)
NorUiweat JUppentnt in Brief Form tor tha
uy rt racier
a turn m wtrn ne -a aiiuh. Bti,r
beet' 28. pounds and a potato hi. pounds
vu cxmuuion at uoitage Urove.
Some - Wheat is helm? Krilnnt trnrt
the farmers' warehouse at' Eugene on
the basis of 66 cents a bushel f. o. b.
Shaw & Burton of Klamath Falls are
building a modern sawmill near that
city with a capacity of 60.000 feet of
lumber a day. .
Manufactured goods and produces of
Southern Oregon will be shown at a com.
..ui.iiy iwr to pe new at Aahiand the
first week In December.
Amendment of statn nrnhihitinn !
to make them conform with the Vol
etead act will be asked by the Ore
gon Anti-Saloon league at the next ses
sion of the legislature-
Fred Rlchmnnrl nf r.iin.
been running K. k. .indnn'. i,,mKe
-tmJP at. 'Wa'atrom' landing, was, irob
awaj a a tail V III lUrfd Hnpn a Uriflrr f 1 1
r. him and broke hin hm.k
T1.0 DeCr IfllarW. - rnnrw,r,,ll..a P-W
phone company has fud with the nub-
fXl , commlsmon a,, application
tor a rate Increiw. The wmnanv does
ausiness in Columbia county,
rivtJW8Hh,1f r5a';he1 Cottage Orove that '
Clyde Hull, a former resident of that
off, the charge entering his head.
Plans are under way for coloniaatinn
or raw lands for the purposo of eMab
lisnlng the loganberry Industry at Bun
don. . It is believed that m laiiit innn
acres will be donated for this purpose.
The national industrial conference
board of New York has requested C. H.
Gram, state labor commissioner to fir-
iicii me Boara witn aata covering pres
ent unemployment in Oregon by indus-
neaver Creek rp.ldint rMnunHne
2000 acres of land that is now firwinr
preparations were made for the organ
I Jiation of a drainage district to redeem
the land.
The state hoard of hooitt. m
diately file Hllit anrt Anlnln t V. a xri-
Chester Sanitarium company from con-.
""'n its proposed tuberculosis sani
tarium at any point on the North Ump
qua watershed where the city of Rose- '
burg obtains its water supply.
Reclamation work at Covntn otmIt rs
miles up Lake Chelan, has been sus- ,
penaea ior me winter, throwing 100 men
out of work. '
Taeoni nannl will
J on a proposed bond issue of $X4iQj0OO
iw i tinea in ine reorganization oX tba
vki& Bcnooi system.
Cash donation lnil nlautima Inlalhtv
$40,000 have been made toward the ereo-
tion or a Lutheran hospital and dea
coness home in Spokane.
The DUblic service rnmmlnlnn txm
granted an increase in the interurban
1 1 3JIP n CP " far hArwMn.OuaiH. -
I coma from 91 nia o ti n-!
Seventy-five per cent of the real estata ,
owners of Orays Harbor county now
pay their full tax. and get the 3 per cent
rebate prior to March 15 each year.
The Centralia Cooperative society.
organised two years ago by railroad
employes and other union men. has
g0ne into the hands of a receiver,
SnohomIllh connt officia,8 have D(w
asked to locate Francis Oarner ho rtm-
I appeared from Snohomish a few days
I t u .tv. k. . , 1 1 r...n i ui.
i i " e"ww M 1 ' uunDconiwi.
Aberdeen citv roil nr 11 hum tmlmu&A
resolution for widening, filling and
. simnn n.n it.,..iiei,i,h.
way between Aberdeen and lloquiam.
The new steel bridge over the,
Skopkumchuck river on the llucoda
road north of Centralia was completed
last week and thrown open to traffic.
The city council of Kalarna has called
for a special election December 7 to
vote on th city purchasing the water
works' of the Orchard Water company.
Owners of property lying between th
Pacific highway and Carrolls mountain
have petitioned the Cowlitz county com
missioners to organize a diking district
Word is received at Twin Falls that
G. F. Baker, a dentlut of that city, was.
killed at Oakland, Cat., by deliberately
leaping under a train.
Articles of Incorporation have "been
filed in the secretary of state's office by
the Custer County Sheep company, ll
is capitalized at 8200.000.
Shipments of the Consolidated Intpr-state-Callahan
Mining- company In Oc
tober were grr-ater than thoe of Sep
tember by about 20 per cent.
Permission has been granted the Rich
field Water company by the public util
ities commission to. Increase the water
rates ln the towns of Richfield and Diet
rich. '
Overproduction of condensed milk has
led to the closing down of the Nampa
plant and it will nob reopen for four
months, according to O. W. JoncH, the
Idaho's champion Jersey cow. BessW' s
Fcrnwood BiosHom, has been Hold by T.
W. Hartley of Moscow to M. Johhfon
for 11000. The cow has a record of 1047
B-allons of milk In eight months.
Durln the past year six bridees have
been built. 36 miles of counly load
have been graded, 55 siphons InhUIled
and 53 culverts put in on the county
roads leading out of Idaho Falls.
Parks Are -Worth $5,000,000
Tracts Outside the City
Proposed New Sites
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City Auditor Funk has just" noti
fied Park Superintendent Keyser
that the book value of Portland's
parks is 83,728.965. The park super
intendent, however, is convinced that
the actual value of the property of
the city devoted to park purposes
is at least IS.OOO.OOO. The city
auditor's figures do not include do
nations and improvements. tf
One of the very valuable parka
belonging to Portland lies far be
yond the city limits, on the Columns
River highway. It is called Benson
park, and within its boundaries are
the two most splendid cascades of
the many which border the scenic
thoroughfare. These are Multnomah
falls and Wahkeenah falls. The for
mer has a single drop of more than
600 feet snd a second leap of more
than 100 feet The Indian Interpre
tation of the name of the latter- is
"Most Beautiful." VThe stream which
constitutes Wahkeenah falls leaps
full bom from the side of the moun
tain, 1500 feet above the highway.
Shepherd's dell, on the highway, also
belongs to the city.
Other tracts which the city has
under consideration for park pur
poses are the two blocks on Williams
avenue opposite St Mary's church,
.and tracts at East Twenty-lxth and
Powell streets, Clinton-Kelly ; the
northeast corner of East Eighty
second and Glisan streets, Menta
vtllas Nineteenth and Jarret streets.
Vernon : East Twentieth and Bel
mont Central East Side ; on Main
street, Lents.
Included In : the "much-used park
area of the city are the North -parkway
blocks from Ankeny to Gllran:
the South Parkway from Salmon to
Clifton, and the Plaza blocks between
Salmon, Madison, Third and Fourth
streets. : : !
The greatest of all the pnrks ad
jacent to Portland Is owned by Uncle
Sam. It consists of 14.000 acres in
.the gorge of the Columbia, above the
Columbia River hlgrhway, which has
been set aside ln perpetuity for the
pleasure and the benefit of the peo
ple. It is a veritable wonderland to
all who explore its upland trails or
rest by its mountain torrents.