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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1921
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
I nil rfin nnrun , i I n h mM-p r a a t
If 27-21 SCORE
preppers Play A Fast and
Clean Game; Locals Keep
Jead From Start But the
Score is Often in Danger.
ASHBY HIGH POINT MAN
STORM WARNINGS ARE
SOUNDED BY ARMY CUT
1.MMMH) AILMY PKOIHS.L
Chairman Kitlni lc-lare That
Would 1 Mistake to Cut
Aniiy to 175,04)0 Now.
Seventh Consecutive Victory
Opens up the State
Red and Black hoop artists of
the Salem high school last night
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.
Storm warnings were up in the
house today over proposals of the
appropriations committee to cut
the regular array down to 150.
ooo men. '
The appropriation bill making
provision tor that number was re
ported by Chairman Anthony of
an appropriations sub-committee;
hut it was indicated that Repub
lican members of the military
committee planned to' fight it vat
on the floor. Several members
asserted their willingness to ac
cept reduction below the 17-T.ooO
figure fixed by the house and
senate recently in a resolution
which reached tiu White House
today for consideration ,of the
Tender the resolution, which di
rects recruiting be stopped until
the present enlisted strength of
more than 200. ooo gets down to
175,000, the army would not
reach the lower strength before
CRITICISM FROM MAN
SPURS WOMEN TO ACT
I'EI't HLH'.W WOMIA' SKM
LETTER TO GOVERNOR.
League of Women Wrier Urges
Allegiance to One of Two
Plight of Near Eastern Land
Is Due to United State's
Default of Service, Dec
lares Dr. Westerman.
STABILITY MAY COST
MEN DEATH FIGHTING
presumably leave the war depart
rnent without funds or authority
to maintain a force in excess of,
that number after June 30.
There was speculation among
army officials today as to what
action President Wilson would
take on the 175.000 resolution.
No indication had been seen as
to the attitude of Mr. Wilson.
Chairman Kahn of the . military
committee said he believed it
would be a mistake to cut the ar
my below 175.000 at this time.
In reference to Representative
Anthony's ' statement yesterday
that President-elect Harding fav
ors the 150.000 figure. Represen
tative Kahn said that in his con
ference at Marlon he got the im
pression that Mr. Harding regard
ed that step as advisable .'ulti
mately" but not- at once.
oeieaieu iue mium u, next September. The proposed
a score 01 u i ou iu annur, j cut to 150,000. however, would
game played by the locals this
season. Although Salem maintain
ed a lead from the start their
score was endangered many times
by the fast teamwork of their op
ponents. Ashby ' was the high point man
for Salem while F. Batrd scored
highest for the visitors. This
makes the seventh consecutive
victory for the Salem five and
puts them in direct line for the J
state championship. Crowds which
witnessed the -. game last night
. completely filled the armory and
splendid backing was given by the
Salem scored their first basket
within three minutes of the start
ing whistle. By a rapid succession
of baskets Will Ashby of the lo
cals built up a - substantial lead
which was maintained throughout
the entire game Gosser and Sta
ler figured greatly-in maintain it
while Ashby and N. Jones did re
markable work in guarding the
visitors'- basket During the first
half only one personal foul was
called, that .being, against one of
the Corrallis men. ,
In the beginning of the second
half' Corvallis made- a: strong
comeback and in a -last aeries of
, spectacular shots built up a score
. 01 IS 10 21 Aiier a uuiimui yvn
od Salem retaliated and under the
leadership of Staley played a hard
steady game until the last whistle.
Neither team was forced to play
, i substitute 4 and although both
I ased three time out periods, both
i remained Intact. There was little
I roughness on the part of either,
I Ihe game being won by teamwork.
Over 1100 was cleared from tne
i name last night. This amount
1 puts the Salem management out
lf what was a serious financial
liifficnlty. Because the games
' which were played In Salem so far
i this season were with smaller
ischools it seemed an impossibility
to attract a large crowd and the
possibility arose that Salem would
be forced to cancel the remainder
of their games. The proceeds from
the game last - night -places the
management on Its feet again and
with big games ahead for the re
mainder of the season-they will
be able to play without much dif
ficulty. Six games are- yet to be
played, including McMinnvill.
"Newberg.Roseburg. the U. of O.
ireshmen and the head of the
The lineup for the game last
night follows: "
Salem - Cnrvalli
Ashby, Capt, ..rg! .. . Nye
N. Jones V.. . . .lgr. t . ... . Hatch
Gosser .. ... 4 .center. ..... IUlrd
E.Jones ...... rfl. ... .. Duncan
Staley ...... ,.ifr. . . . . ,F. Baird
Soviet Russia Has Granted
To Armenia Protection
America Refused '
ALBANY. N. Y.. Jan. 2"?. De
claring that Governor Miller's
criticism of the League of Wo-
ijen voters would ouly spur its
members to greater activities.
Mi. Frank A. Vanderlip of New
ork. who was re-elected the
i'-aKweV chairman, called an im
mediate meeting of 'the executive
hoard, when plans for developing
tl.e league's campaign were ills
Fory Republican women, mem
ber." of the lauiie, headed by Mrs
Vanderlip. also aidressd a let
ter to Governor Miller defending
"We believe that unthinking
pubiiiiKsion to dictatt-s of the
email (.'roups which habitually
control our dominant parties
would be a menace to our coun-
I try s future," the women wrote
('Does this lelief preclude our
vorktHK wttti the Uepublican
FLOWING IN LONDON
i::c;isti:iw siiolv million
IVdei-aUon to lnNs- pooling
f Prt.fit, Utr StahiliA
Uon of Industry.
PIl!t.nPi pnri t oc
-Men will still have to face death i arty
Mgnung Tor or against the stab- Th league, it was s-ald. is not
Hiring and coniiuuiLy of the de-1 a woman's party or a political
cision made in the treaty of Sev- party, as it does not want any
res with respect to Palestine, Syr- thing for tselfor any of its mem
ia and Mesopotamia. Dr. WlUiain hers. Mo-t of its memlers be-
n inn estermann of the Univer- i
V , DRAINAGE ACT
State Emergency Board Bill
Gets Indefinite Post
Senate Passes Resolutions
-Asking Stanfield to
Two house bills passed the sen
ate yesterday. One of them was
Representative Martin's bill am
ending ibe Irrigation and drain
age district act so that the state
lands and lands belonging to mu
nicipalities can be included in
the districts the same as private
ly owned lands. This measure
was particularly designated to re
lieve state-owned land near Salem
and lands in the Salem city limits
from overflows at the annual
The other house bill passed In
the senate was Representative
Cary's bill regulating the grant
ing of licenses to tester in cream
trits and cheese factories.
The following senate bins
passed third reading in the sen
ate: . '.
S. B. 78, Upton Relating to
the foreclosure of certificates of
S. B. 6. Eddy Giving the peo
ple of cities and towns the right
to vote on whether the cities or
towns shall be. separate road dis
tricts. . ' ,.
S. B. 17. Patterson Defining
elementary schools and elemen
tary teacher training courses.
S. B. 93. Edwards Relating
to books and accounts of district
The senate indefinitely post
poned Senator Upton's bill to
abolIsh4the state emergency board
AH members of the ways and
means committee signed a report
recommending that the bill not
pass and Upton signed a minority
report. He expiamea wiai ne naa
no hope that the minority report
would be substituted, dui mat ne
wished a debate to take place in
the senate as a recorded protest
against departments and institu
tions making frequent requests
for more funds in addition to me
f.ty of- Wisconsta. declared to-1
night before the Philadelphia ,
Public Ledger forum in an ad
dress on the peace conference.
Dr. Westerman was chief of the
Near East division of the Ameri
can peace commission. .
America In Held Ilesponsible
"Yet the four results of the
iurmsn treaty and other nego
tiations which accompanied it and
are virtually part of it, are on
the whole to be rated as a gain to
the Greek, the Arab peoples, to
tne jews.to the Turks themselves
and to the world at large, he con
tinued. Dr. Westermann charged " the
United States with, being directly
responsiblevfor the plight of Ar
menia 'by default of service."
Pointing out America's weakness
of position in dealing with all
Near Eastern affairs as it had not
declared war on Turkey, he de
pored the nation's refusal to ac
cept a mandate for Armenia.
Speaking of the policy of "no en
tangling alliances" he said:
"A caution justified at the
turning of the nineteenth centory
has become a cowardice in the
twentieth century. When
boldness, confidence in the
strength of our own political in-j
tegrity and active support oL a
new .political ideal might have
saved Armenia and with It the
Near East, we held back. Presi
dent Wilson is not responsible
for this. We are: the people ot
the United States." 1
Soviets dive Armenia Protection
Dr. Westermann declared:
"whatever our opinkm of Bol
shevism may be. it mnst he ad
mitted that soviet Russia has
granted the protection to Armen
ia which the United States re
fused. President Wiison was
right in declaring that Armenia
had become a part of the Russian
Asked If he believed there
would be Important revisions of
the treaty of Sevres at the pro
posed conference In London next
month, he expressed his belief
that Smyrna would be taken from
the Greeks. This, he continued,
would be the best thing' that
could happen to Greece," main
taining that the position of that
nation in Smyrna would always
be untenable, "and that Its inhab
itants should govern themselves."
Another question asked was if
there might be any connection be
tween the return of King Con
stantine to Greece and the pro
posed conference, .
I believe the powers will nsej
long to oae of the two dominant
parties, the governor was told,
and the league urges party allegi
Experience within the parties
organizations however, has been
a "humiliating one." the wom?n
wrote. It taught them, it was
claimed, that there "is yet no real
equality" in the management of
party affairs. "We are forbid
den to exercise independent Judg
ment and are advised openly that
there Is no place iu the party for
those who take orders," the let
LONDON. Jan. 2S. The tide
of unemployment still Is flowing,
the names or those without work
registered at the labor exchanges
throughout the kingdom, which
were close to a million on Jan
uary 21. having increased by 60.
000 in the courso of the week
JtiiU passed. These figures are
exclusive of those who are work
ing on short time, and it is known
that large numbers have not reg
istered iit the exchanges.
As many of the South Wales
mines are closing down, owing to
virtual cessation of coal export
to France and elsewhere, the la
bor situation is bound to become
' After hearing proposals by
mine owners and the men for fu
ture regulation of wages, the
miners federation conference
ent proposals to the coal dis
tricts for local consideration. The
federation announces its intention
to fight any arrangement for re
duced wages on the ground of re-
auction ot output, maintaining
that the. miners have no control
over the circumstances arising
out of the Spa agreement which
resulted In France becoming
Hooded with coal while German
industries are depuded and British
export trade has stopped. The
federation will urge pooling of
profits for stabilization of the in
525 BII1S BILL
Land Loan is Alternative of
Relief Measure For. .
DOORS FOR Yl
Program is in Full Swing; J.
G. Eldndge of Moscow,
Idaho, Elected Chairman;
W. I. Staley of Salem is
Made First Vice.
W. W. DILLON. PORTLAND
PRES. OF WAR WORKERS
Boys to be Entertained at
Luncheon at M. E.
Measures to Extend Trade
With Russia Are
An alternating bonus and land
lean relief bill for veterans of
the World war, agreed upon by
the American legion of Oregon,
was introduced in the bouse yes
The bill carries the names of
Representatives Lonard. John
ston, Hammond, Marsh. North.
Wells and Korell, and Senators
Bell and Norblad.
In brief, the bill provides that
all Oregon citizens, who served
more than two months in any
branch of the military forces of
the United States between April
C. 1917, and November 11, 1918.
are entitled to receive a ltonus ot
$25 for each month's sefvic with
a maximum of 500.
The alternative provision is
that they shall be entitled to bor
row from the state a sum not to
exceed 13000, secured by mort
gage on r?ol property at fi per
cent, divided so that 4 per cent
shpll be paid in the. interest and
2 per cent on the principal.,
Relatives of deceased Oregon
veterans, or those entitled to re
ceive government insurance would
be entitled, to receive the bonus
due to the veteran, had he live,d
until the act became effective, the
which will bring the Oregon citi
zens who served Iri the armed
forces of any of the allied na
tions within the provisions of the
Senator Tiara's :' tntn t memorial
galling opon "congress to enact
isiauon distributing to Euro
P" aufferers the large quantity
t looil and clothing, now adver
"a for eale by the government
Fcd the senate yesterday. The
mortal asks that the distribu
;ta through the European Re-
council, of which Herbert
'.w r? 'Thomas Joint resolution
, lh 'Peaker of the house and
President of the senate write
n0ert N. RtsnflsM T'nHrl States
ff" to address the legis
MUttr before be leaves for WTash-
ite adopted in the sen
' nate yesterday defeated
"or Humes' bill to prohibit
ny attorney or court officer from
TTing as a member of the state
foator Hume changed his vole
.i . an1 W'H mcfe for won
'"ration.. Numerous senators
frs absent today, several, of
An amendment probably will be
tnrn f fon.fanttn to et I presented within a day or two.
themselves out of an unpleasant I members of the delegation pre
station." he answered. "Tley '" yesieruuj.
will say in effect: 'We promised
Smyrna to Venizelos. But see no
reason why It should be retained
for a pro-German Constantine."
Speaking of his own advocacy
of a mandate for Armenia, "he
"However strongly President
Wilson favored this plan, I never
heard any man say that either he
or anyone of . his colleagues on
the American peace commission,
made any promise which would
tend to pre-empt the constitution
al rights of the American 'people
to answer this question through
their representatives in congres3."
House Sustains Veto
On County Salaries
Test!te a favorable report by
the committee on salaries of pub-
lie officials, the house yesterday
sustained the veto of Governor
nrtt and defeated a senate bill
.tithni-izinr county courts and
commissioners to fix salaries oi
county surveyors. The bill pro
vMp. that in addition to a fixed
salary the surveyor should receive
10 cents a mile for each mile
traveled to and from the county
seat to the place or survey.
Senate Votes for Longer
Session and More Pay
The Oregon senate is In favor
of a legislative session of 60 In
stead of 40 days and an increase
In the ray of the member from
12 to tS a day, having passed the
Smilh-Eberhard-Hare Joint reso
lution to refer the proposed
r change to tbes people.
.. WASHINGTON. Jan. 28.
Resolutions before the senate for
eign relations committee propos
ing measures to extend American
trade with Russia were assailed
today by Senator King. Democrat,
Utah, in an extensive address in
"There is propagaida to deceive
the American people." said Senator
King, denying that there were
any obstacles against individual
Americans trading with Russians.
Any American, Senator King de
clared was also free to go to
Russia, so far as American re
strictions were concerned.
"I wish many who are agitat
ing for recognition of the Russian
soviet would go to Russia: we
would be glad to get rid of them,
the Utah senator added.
, Senator King denounced the
soviet at length and had several
lively clashes with Senator France
Republican of Maryland, author
of the Russian trade resolution.
The latter declared that refusal
of the United States mints to coin
any gold of Russian origin was
one barrier against free trade
Mr. France said he had seen a
contract yesterday, obtained, he
explained. bya reputable New York
merchant for a purchase of $J,
000,000 worth of American tools
and agricultural implements for
which the central co-operative so
ciety of Russia had agreed to lay
down gold in New York. Because
the New York mint officials re
fused to mint the Rustsan gold
the contract could not be execut
ed. Senator France added.
Senator King said the Russian
soviet government had "stolen"
great quantities of gold and the
government here was justified In
refusing to mint gold the owner
ship of which was doubtful.
Salem opened its doors of wel
come today to the delegates of the
Y. M. C. A. Interstate convention,
who are still coming from differ-
on .to-.. K.K 1.1 J 1 I
gon. The convention is now in full 1
swing and the program yesterday
was carried out according to
schedule in the First Presbyterian
church ot this city.
Organization of the convention
took place Friday forenoon, re
sulting in the election of J. G. El
drige of Moscow, Idaho, as chair
man: w. I. Staley. vice-chairman;
Leslie Butler. Hood River, second
vice-chairman, and G. K. Billings.
At the close of a banquet given
last night In the Presbyterian
church to the "Y" war workers
W. W. Dillon, Portland, was elect
ed president; J. G. Eldridge. vice
president, and Fred Lock ley, secretary-treasurer.
Sunday school . superintendents
and teachers of boys' classes, lead
ers of boys' clnbs. and boy scout
masters are Invited to attend the
luncheon which will be given the
hoys at the First Methodist church
at the noon hour today. Reserva
tions may be made with L. A. Pic
kett, boy's -secretary.
Today's program includes:
.9:00 a. m. Song and devotion
al service, waiter Jenkins and
9:30 a. m. Business session.
1. Report of the state executive
2. Report ' of commission on
state committee's report.
3. Discussion and legislation.
4. Election of state committee
5. "Mutual Responsibilities."
George D. McDill. executive secre
tary Pacific region. International
committee. Los Angeles.
ft. General business matters.
12:00 Noon Group luncheons:
(Places to be announced). Student
group with Hal Donnelly, student
secretary. University of Oregon.
Industrial with C. II. Puchler,
Industrial secretary pacific region.
International committee, San
Physics,! and county with Dr.
John Brown, Jr.
General and educational, with
L. G. Nichols. -director Oregon in
stitute ot technology, Y. M. C. A..
Story of Good
And Bad Roads.
" In Oregon on a very beau
tiful farm live Mr. and Mrs.
County. Mrs. County's given
name is Marlon, and Mr.
County's name Is Po!k. They
have two children who are
twins. Their names are
Good Road and Bad Road.
Good Road is a very pretty
little girl and is kind and
' pleasing. But Bad Road is
diTferent. He is naughty and
throws mud at people. It
bis mother puts clean
clothes on him the next mln
nt he is dirty:
One day Had Road be
came very ill with water on
the brain. He was afraid he
would die. But sister com
forted him and said. "If you
will promise to be a good
lny th- doctor can make
you well." Bad Road did
not think It would do him
any good. So he didn't
promise. ! y
Two months bad passed;
he was no better. Mrs.
County said. "We shall have
to send for a specialist." A
little while before the spec- .
ialist came Bad Road prom
ised to be good. When the
doctor came he said, "He Is
very bad orf. but if be will
take these crushed rocks,
gravel pills and cement ton
ic he will soon be all right.
Bad Road was very good
about taking the medicine.
He soon became stronger.
He Is not in perfect health
yet. They are giving him a
hard surface now. In a few
years he will be all right,
and the Connty home will be
a pleasanter place to live.
11 years. 6-A. Garfield
(The above is a school
composition, as the reader
has already guessed. The
little II -year-old author is
a daughter of "Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Welch. 588 North
Winter street. She has cer
tainly diagnosM properly
the case of. Mr. Connty.
whose name Is Polk, and al
so the 'proper remedies.
Ritner and Bean Accused
Of Ignoring Favor of the
Independents in Allowing
Resolutions to Pass
COUNTIES ARE HIT
Week in Senate Desultory
One Few Important
Bills ... j
. i, .. - . . .
Bill Provides Code Based on
Ran Similar to the
A state income tax. proposed as
a means of solving the indirect
taxation problems that confront
the state, is the subject of a bill
introduced in the house yester
day by Representative Gordon of
The bill provides a' comprehen
sive code based on a plan similar
to the federal income statutes and
authorizes the state to collect a
graduated tax on Incomes with
certain exceptions which-conform
I very closely to the Internal reve-
Portland, and C. A. Kells. secre-1nue aepartment regulations,
tary education service, Interstate! It Is understood that the bill
committee. Portland. 'has the endorsement of the special
IJ-TTTEK OX WAV 13 YEARS.
DEDHAM. Mass., Jan. 28. A
letter that had been 19 years on
the way. part of the time travel
ing through the war capitals of
Europe, was delivered today to
Mrs. Fred I. Pratt here. It looked
like a futuristic conception of the
international postal system gon
mad. with more than a Bcore-ot
foreign postmarks cutting curli-
oues with domestic marks. Lon
396 Accidents Reported to
During the week ending Janu
ary 27 there were reported to the
state industrial accident commis
sion 396. accidents, there being
four fatalities. Following is the
names, addresses and occupation
Plaintiff Asks That Minto
' Island be Condemned
don, Petrograd, Berlin and other j of the fatally injured workmen:
far, places were registered check! Roland D. Gould. Hood River.
by owl with the little station of
City Mills, from which the let
ter was sent February 2, 1902.
BRINKS IS ACQUITTED.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28.
William M. Brines was acquitted
today of the charge of killing El
mer C. Drewes. The" University
of Pennsylvania sophomore was
freed on the ground that insuf
ficient evidence had been submit
ted to connect' him with the
Dartmouth college senior' death.
plumber; D. W. Falrclongh. Port
land, niehtwatchman: Alex Sapoff
Camas Valley, laborer; Charles
F. West, Portland, carpenter.
Of the total number reported.
3."j9 were subject to the provis
ions of the compensation act. 3.
were from firms and corporation
that have rejected the provisions
of the compensation act, and 14
were from public utility corpor
ations not subjict to the provis
ions of the act. four of this num
ber being passengers and one not
an employe. . .t
The case of the Salem Water
company vs D. C. Minto was com
menced in the circuit court Thurs
day morning and is being contin
ued today, before Jjudge Kelly in
department No. 1.
In an effort to get possession or
a piece of land known as Minto
island, the Salem Water company
is endeavoring to have the land
condemned. Mr. Minto asks $25.
000 for the land, which Is consid
ered by the company as too high
a price. The property Is located
near one of the Intake pipes
through which the supply of water
for the city is drawn.
Witnesses for the plaintiff yes
terday testified that animals were
allowed on the place and in one
testimony it was said the dead car
casses of animals had been found
on the Island, all of which was
considered detrimental to a pure
Boys, with J. C. Meehan. assis
tant secretary. Y. M. C. A.. Port
land, and A. E. Yount. interstate
boys secretary, Portland.
2:00 p. m. Song and devo
tional service Walter Jenkins
and Blaine Klrkpatrick.
General topic. "The Religious
Work Program in a Small City
association." Commission Chair
man C. L. Shaw, general secretary
Y. M. C. A.. Baker.
1. Survey ! of typical field to
discover needs and opportunities
C. L. Shaw.
2. Symoosium: Content of pro
gram Frank Eberhart. general
secretary. T. M. C. A., Eugene; J.
. i-aimer. assistant secretary Y.
M. C. A.. Portland: E. A. Krnss
man. general secretary T. M. C. A.
4. Address: "How the Problem
Is Being Met by the North Ameri
can Association" Geo. Irvlnr.
6:00 p. m. Dinner. All dele
gates together with citizens ot Sa
lem and representatives of the
state legislature. President W. J.
Kerr, Corrallis. chairman inter
state executive committee, presid
ing. Addresses by Senator B. L.
Eddy of Roseburg; II. W. Stone,
general secretary Y. M. C. A..
Portland: R. A. Booth. Booth-Kelly
Lumber company, Eugene and
committee appointed by Governor
Olcott to make to tne present ses
sion of the legislature recommen
dations for indirect taxation legis
lation. The report of the commit
tee has not yet been made public,
although It has been rumored
around the state bouse that one
member of the committee has
written the complete report and is
waiting for the others to sign ft.
If it is not signed, this member
proposes to submit the report
. .C.A. .
Durdall Has Proof
O. B. Durdall. a resident of Sa
lem. desires j the people of this
communitv to know that he Is a
citizen of the United States In
spite of charges to the contrarv
lapt fall. Mr. Durdall says: "I
hav always considered mvself
citizen and have enjoyed that
privilege since. I was 21. I have
voted, held public office, and
served on the Jury. When I was
charged of being an alien last fall,
not having my father' raprs
at hand, 1 was unable to defend
myself. I now hold the proof that
I am a citizen of the best coun
try on earth."
$3,479 Needed in Subscrip
tions to Carry on
The following estimated budg
et of expenditures for the local
chapter of the Y..W. C. A. for
the coming year was completed
yesterday - by officers and direc
tors of the Salem branch of the
association. Tb9 total expendi
tures are $6629 and the esti
mated receipts $3150, leaving a
balance of 2479 which must be
raised by subscription.
The report follows: Expendi
tures, rent. $223C; salaries.$I.
800; light. $183; telephone. $65;
stationery and printing, $130;
ttamps. $23; publicity. $75; so
cial and recreational. $100; fin
ance campaign. $100; national
support. $150; 'labor. $450; con
ference, $75; replacements. $1.
000: miscellaneous $200. Total.
SC629. Estimated receipts
Memberships, $200; rooms. $2.
500; transients. $3..0; total $3.
150. Balance to be raised by
In the state house the last
we has been a desultory on
with few occurrences of startling
or disturbing nature. Continued
campaigning by the two factions
In the port of Portland consoli
dation controversy has served to
keep the traces tight, and Sena
tor Joseph's bill which would
make the purchase of Swan Island
subject to the vote of the people
of the port district, and providing
for the development of North
Portland harbor, has been intro
duced during the week. The XI o-
representing the other side, wer
Introduced the previous week.
The port bills are set for spe
eial order Monday at 11 o'clock,
and it is pretty well understood
that :the main provisions of the
Joseph bill will bf Incorporated
Into the port measures as amend
ments and that they will t
passed by the senate in that form, .
3Intterfn2 Are Ifeard
The week closed with a lot ot
muttering against Speaker I E.
Bean and President Ritner be
cause of their appointments oa
the special committee which Is to
consider all measures calling for
a reapportionment of countiesfor
representation in the legislature.
Thej Upton resolution providing
for such a committee could easi
ly have been defeated la either
uuuso m tact was defeated in
the senate an til the Independent
graciously consented to a recon
sideration for President Ritner
whose friends were loud in pro
test that opposition to the resolo.
Uon .was a reflection upon him.
The same play for sympathy was
made In the house by Speaker
Bean, who is said to have resent
ed as a reflection upon him th
strong opposition that was threat
ened against the resolution. Th
bouse Independent allowed th
resolution to pass.
Favor i FortUXtr
This concession. Bean and Rit
ner are accused of leavinr ont of
consideration when they mads
the committee appointments- Of
those who first voted against tho
resolution In the senate, Ritner
did not appoint one on the spec
ial committee. In the honso
Itean left out of his part or the
committee the whole Willamette
valley, comprising mainly tha
hltbly populated counties of
Clackamas. Marion. Linn and
Lane. Out of the whole person
nel of ten members Senator Pat
terson of Polk and Benton Is the
onlv Willamette valley member,
and it is complained that the
Willamette valley section will faro
poony as a result, for It Is ap
parent that the coast and south
ern Oregon members will play
with the Portland and eastern
Home Bill Import a t
Out of the grist of bill intro
duced this week probably a scorw
are of more than routine import
Looking to the better develop
ment of common interests be
tween southwestern Washington
and northwestern Oregon 1 the
bill Introduced by Senator Nor
blad providing for a preliminary
aurvey and estimate of cost by
the state highway commission for
an interstate bridge across tho
Columbia river near its month, a
report of the investigation to bo
made to the legislature of 1923.
The bill has passed the senate.
Senator Upton has submitted
trio of measures to regulate the
meat business. One of theta
would require a license of stock
yards and provide for their regu
lation. . Anotner would require
cold torage plants twice monthly
to file with the secretary of state
reports showing the amount of
meat In storage. The other bill
would require the state food and
dairy commissioner to appoint a
meat inspector to classify and
grade meats held in cold s to rag a
More Salary Bills Oorffe
The week has been replete wltH
new bills proposing salary Increas
es. Senator Lachmundhas Intro-,
duced a bill to Increase the sal
ary of the state tax commissioner
from $2500 to $3000 a year. Be
cause of the low salary this offi
cial receives the bill I expected
to meet with favor. A number of
senators have attached their
names to a measure to Increase
the pay of circuit Judges from.
$4000 to $500 a year. Senator
Upton and Representatives Bnr
dlck and Overturf have Intro
duced bill to Increase salaries of,
county officers In Deschutes. Jef
ferson. Crook. Lake and Klam
ath counties and another to ia-
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