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IFI W1EIEH TALK
Tax Retrenchment, Utility
Regulation, Water Pol
Icy Sure to be m
By CLAYTON V. BERNHARD
, Associated Press Staff Writer
PORTLAND. Jan. 3. S. -clal
.rt f senators and repre-
..tiTa Is centered, as the
otMminr of the I 3tn legislative
assembly draws near, upon the
recommendations to be made In
-.-nnr TuiiiK r,. Meier a first
nmiKt to the state legislature
crt. Omenta made by leglsia-
i am a jiTitloanaires sent them
by The Associated Press Indicate
the program : of the session will
depend largely upon the gorern-;
nn tne maiu issue-'
v.t rm front the lawmakers,
Tie governor's address. snow be
ing drafted, will be presented to
a Joint meeting 01 ma uu"" --.1-.
inn,i9tlr after tne
opening of the session at Salem
Jnt what the new governor
win suggest Is largely a matter
of. conjectnre at the present
time, but talks made by Meier
before public bodies recently, in
dicate be will stress the neces
alty of retrenchment In certain
departments or state govern
ment, point out methods means
to reduce taxes and I forward a
program of construction.
' The business side of the ad
ministration will receive special
attention, he stated In an ad
dress this week. .
Senator Charles Hall, of Coos
and Curry counties, who was a
candidate for the republican gu
bernatorial nomination last May,
aid he was "awaiting with spe
cial Interest the governor's mes
sage on water power and utility
control." He added "I hope and
trust the present reports to the
effect that the governor-elect
has secured the services of ex
pert taxation and budget men to
aslt in solving the current "fi
nancial situation and taxation
problems of the state j Is cor
I HH for Road Program
1 Relative to the state j highway
program Senator Hall said he
was keenly aware of the "suc
cess of the state highway pro
gram and I hope the same poli
cies will continue."-
He believes closing of streams,
such as the Rogue Tiver, to com
mercial fishing would be benefi
cial to that immediate section
and to the people generally.
Both Coos and Curry counties,
at the November election, op
posed by larg emiajorities clos
ing of the Rogue to commercial
- Senator Hall concurs with
Governor Meier la support of
free, text books. The action of
the Oregon State Teachers' as
sociation In convention in Port
land this week passed a resolu
tion urging free books supplied
by the state, which action was
endorsed by Meier in his address
before the group last Tuesday,
t A measure for furnishing free
text books to school children of
the state is now being drafted
by George Neunen United States
attorney, at i the request of a
eomnMttee consisting of Senator
J. O. Bailey. C. A Howard, state
superintendent of public instruc
tion. Mrs. William Kletzer, and
Representative Mrs. Dorohty Mc
Cullough Lee. Many of the leg
islators have expressed them
selves favorable to a bill of this
i "Oregon is not particularly in
need of legislation. The Eola
tion of our troubles If we have
any real ones lies In economy
and Industry." Hall said.
Bennett Urges Caution -A
note of warning against
hasty legislation was sounded by
Senator J. E. Bennett, of Mult
nomah county. In presenting his
comment on the coming session.
Senator Bennett, who was also a
candidate for the republican
governorship nomination, said
! my i judgment the most im
portant thing for the incoming
legislature to do will be to keep
its feet on the ground and not
allow . itself ! to be rushed Into
nasty and unsound legislation
-I would say . that strict econ
omy in' governmental affairs.
the Multnomah senator contin
ued, "la one of the surest roads
i bock to prosperity. To wantonly
spend the taxpayers' money will
have to be guarded against, as to
do so would only postpone tern
morarllv the dav of reckoning:
Other matters of Importance be
fore the legislature will be power
development and the conserva
tion of the same. Our regulation
of public utilities must also be
1 considered by this legislature,
' Senator Bennett will propose
a ' measure to transfer the prl-
ti. xaary election from May to Sep-
' tember. He states there would be
ii certain ; economies, as well ' as
ii improvements in system, effected
i In thisvway. The item or cumin
i atlng- one voters pamphlet possi
ble under this arrangement,;
i would mean a saving alone of
He will also Introduce a res-
olution asking authorization for
an Investigation of - telephone
charres in Oregon, he has an
nounced. The resolution would
authorize a conference with tele
phone company officials and
committee named Jointly by the
president of the senate and speak
r of the house, and a report of
findings and recommendations of
the Committee to be made within
la days of the passage of the res
olution. ; '
greatly enjoyed. " A light lunch
consisting of sauerkraut, wienies,
sandwiches and cider, was served,
Those participating: ' in the affair
from the Island were , Mr. and,
Mrs. -Dale Fowler, Mr. and Mrs.
Adelbert Smith, Mr. and r Mrs.
Worth Wiley and children, Mary,
Evelyn, Vernetta and Donald and
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lowrence and
family. Reva, ' ' Berneltta, Melvln
and Erwin Penrose. ,
About 17 people attended the
watch night party held at the.
schoolhouse Wednesday .evening.
Games were : played and through
out the evening cider and dough
nuts were served. Families re
presented were Morton Tompkins,
C. A. RockhiU's, ' J. H. Tompkin's
and Clarence Badger's. Miss
Bessie Sergant and Frank Her
sha were also present.
The three new pupils who en
tered , the school Monday were
John , Anderson, eighth grade,
Ruth Anderson, fourth grade,
and Delmar Anderson, second
grade. The Anderson children
with their mother. Mrs. Verna
Anderson, have recently moved
from their farm la the Unionvale
district to the M. W. Harrison es
tate farm in this community. !
Miss Pearl Berger, daughter of
Mrs. Hattle Lefley, has been
spending a portion of the boll
day season at the home of her
grandmother Berger an daunt.
Miss Oleva Berger, in Forest
Grove. She will return home the
last of the week. '
Mr. and Mrs. Dae-AHen and
son Cecil, recently -joved from
the M. W. Harrison estate farm
to the farm vacated by Mrs. Vei
ns Anderson in )ine Linioira.io
district. Mr. Allen' was manager
on the Harrison farm for over 'a
SWEGL.E. Jan. 3 The Swegle
Community club held their meet
ing Friday evening at 7:30 and
had a very , delightful program
put on by local talent.
A song, by Carol Snairer.
Dialogue by Clyde and Lee
Music by Mrs. Ferry and her
daughter, Louise Ferry.
Comedy "Safety First" by Airs.
West, Mr. Mertz, Lillian, Loralne
and Lester Meyers. Ruby West,
Mary, Louise and Howard White
A talk on crime by Mr. Martin
Reading, by Doris Hayes.
Reading, by Mrs. Shaffer.
Singing, by Mrs. Martin Ferry.
Arizona Wranglers, Imperson
ated by John Whitehead, Inez.
Henry and Perry Darcy and How
Play, "Ins and Outs of a Doc
tor's Office," by Mr. and Mrs.
J. Whitehead. Mrs. Mertz and
John and Howard Whitehead.
. Violin and piano music by Mr.
Marshall and Mrs. Ferry.
Mrs. Al Meyers, Ruth West and
Roscoe J. West were appointed on
the entertainment committee.
Mrs. Thoma, Mrs. Beemaa and
Mrs. Bond on the eats commit
The final report was made by
the piano committee. They re
ceived a donation from Mrs; Wm.
Borgeman, former teacher, also
one from Mr. and Mrs. Roberts.
Mrs. West, Mrs. Schaffer and
Mrs. Imlg were appointed to pur
chase dishes and other necessary
equipment for the club.
Mrs. Strutz has traded her for
ty acre ranch for property In Sa
X)i Sauer Kraut
; At Grand Island
,. .. ..i i
GRAND ISLAND. Jan. 3 Sev
eral, of the Island residents help
ed to ring out old 1930 and wel
come la the .New Tear 1931 by
attending; a " Jolly watch night
party In the Unionvale district.
The evening was spent In playing
various kinds of games which all
For New Year's
SILVERTON, Jan. 3 Paul
Benson was host for a group of
friends at his home on 527 South
Water street Thursday night. The
time was spent in dancing and at
midnight supper was served by
Mr. Benson's mother and sister.
Guests included Esther Towe,
Peggy Goplerud. Ida Oas, Elaine
Clower, Dr. H. E. Johnson. Har
ry Larson, Merl Larson, and Ray
Mrs. Martin Hatteberg was
hostess -at a delightful costume
party at the Hatteberg home on
Mill street New Year's eve in
honor of Mr. Hatte berg's and
Mrs. Adolph Haugen's birthdays.
The evening was spent in guessing-
who everyone was, games,
and at a late hour the hostess
served lunch. Present were 'Mr.
and, Mrs. Arthur Gottenberg, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Torrend, Mr. and
Mrs. Adolph Haugen, Mr. and
Mrs. Hans Jensen, Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Satern, Mr. and Mrs, John
Moe, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Enne
voldsen. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Iver
son and Mr. and Mrs. Hatteberg.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Sylvester
were hosts st noon Thursday for
group- of friends, covers : being
laid for Mrs. Ida Neumbergj and
son, Wilbur, who are visiting
here from Santa Monica, Cal.,
the Edsom Comstock family, Mrs.
S. J. Comstock and the Sylvest
ers. In the evening tne group
motored out to Edson Comstock
home in the Waldo Hills and
spent the evening In cards.- Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Morrison and daugh
ter, Beth, of Silverton, joined
the group for the evening. ,
j MRS. LE30IOX VERY TJ.1V
i SILVERTON. Jan. 3 Mrs
Lemmon, the mother of Mrs. P.
L. Brown, is reported as being
very ill at the home of her daugh
ter. Mri, Lemmon has been 111
for years and for the past three
years has been, confined to her
bed practically continuously.
Eyeglass Insurance and thor
ough examination Included.
See Monday's and
See Mondays and
For Announcement of the Outstanding
Clothing Event of Our History
OUR BIGGEST ANNUAL TV0-F0R-0WE CLOTHING SALE
This sale provides the opportunity to select
two suits or a suit and overcoat for the price
of one plus $2.00, high grade, beautifully;
tailored models that offer marvelous value in
this sale. Liberal reductions can also be had
in the balance of our big stock of suits j and
overcoats and furnishings for men and boys.
Values Are Store wide
With but very few exceptions every
article in oar store is being reduced
to assist this Annual Two for One
Sale in being our biggest event. Our
big stock of nationally advertised
merchandise is now being prepared
for Wednesday's opening. Plan to be
if i jet ft : : x v v
JTkK VTEvent Begins Wednesday
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This store will be closed all day4
Monday so we mays prepare , for
uiia great eveiii' vye wm iiavo
everything in readiness for the
opening day. Convenient dis
plays, well trained salespeople,
prompt and courteous service
throughout the store.
, January 7th
.We are out 'to break all previous records. We have every reason
to believe that we! will. Our assortments are greater; our prices
are lower and the hews of this big event will go out to 27,000
families. - i , i;--. i . -!..
Make no arrangements for Wednesday. Plan to attend this sale.
Clothing E vent of Our History
Twenty-five extra salespeople wanted
Apply Monday Morning at 9 A. M.