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DAILY EAST ORECJONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1, 1920.
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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER .- .
UMATILLA COUNJY SCHOOLS PAY
GOOD S&ft M RESULTS OF
v'TUD, KErOKT SAYS
Indications of Eastern Barome
ter Are That Low.Ebb in Fi
nancial Centers is About
Reached; Better Times Near
Unanimous Ballot Taken by
League of Nations .Commis
sion for Admission of New
States Favors Former Foe.
SPAIN AND BRAZIL OFFER
TO JOIN IN MEDIATION
Nations Will Aid Wilson in Ar
menian Task if He Desires;
Acceptance of Role by U. S.
President Relief to Europe. .
GENEVA, Dm. 1.- (A. P.) Au
trla waa today unanimously voted a
.member of the League of Nations by
the commission for admission of new
tale. It in expected the assembly of
the league will ratify the decision.
' Iitlto Opposition IJkrty
OR.NEVA, Dec. J. By Henry
Wood U. P. Waff Correspondent.) j
The com minion on membership to-'
day voted to recommend the admin-,
Inn A 1 1 ir, pi a n I f u X'- .
tlona. "A debate I. looked for wheni,!me !?", th'" ebb " vTcom' by,
Prog re on the ladder of business
and finance will be upward and not
downward after the first of the coming
year, men In financial and busies
circle In Pendleton today iiaid. The
tenseness which ha pervaded the at
mosphere for several month In vanish.
Ing Home what and feeling la that bet
ter thing arc to come with the new
The barometer for condition la In
the east and It It) there that th tone
of optimism Ib beginning to be noticed,
aay local men interviewed. While at
the present condition are far from
being atlfactory, the Indication are
that the low ebb In the financial cen
ter i about reached. It will be ome
Big percentage or -Pupils is
Found in High Schools , of
District and Factors Com
bine to Get Best Teachers.
Grade teacher In Vmatilla county''
nkl. I.. I ,A
m-1. wi.l Bl, , cwivillg ,J,1 nit tt.riUS,
S 1 2 r. 0 for their annual salaries and
nearly all are on the 12-monthH' basis,
the anual report of County School
Kuperlntendent W. W. Green, just
cvniplled, shows. Principal of srhools
having three or more room ere re
ceiving on an average 12100 a year and
high scliool teacher receive an aver
age annual stipend of $1670.
The high school enrollment in Umu-
tllla county i high, the report howa,
18.1 of the total enrollment of the
schools being in grade- above' the
eighths There are 12 high school In
the jurisdiction and every one ha
1 been certified to a standard. Only
two week ago an inflection of high J
school equipment wax held with W. M. I
BEING COT DOWN
TESTIMONY IN CASE OF
KERBY AND RATHIE WILL
NEAR 175,000 WORDS!
Pendleton Dealers Announce
New Declines Bringing
Building Material Mark Al
most 50 Per Cent Under High j J
DROP OF PAST FORTNIGHT
GAINS IN ACCELERATION
Cement and Brick Only Slight
ly Cut But Paints and Simi
lar Requirements of Con
struction Join Movement.
th propona! reaches the aemhly
floor, but th fact that the vote In the
commission wan unanimous made It
appear there would be little op por
tion to the new member.
Interpretation of the penalty clauan
of the league covenant waa agreed
upon by a commission headed by Lord
A' resolution adopted today provided
that all member of the league mutt
break off diplomatic relation with a
alat blockaded .due, to Infraction of
It. wa at ho agreed 'th prnpos that
inhabitant of- member -stale break
off all relation with the penalised
President Wilson' acceptance of
arbitration In-Armenia was received
with great enthusiasm In the assembly.
A note of thank waa ordered pre
pared and dispatched to. Washington
lmtmaJliif.lv . " , -- .'.'.
Th probabl attitude of th United
State toward, t ha Italian project of
th league control all raw material
waa responsible for defeat of the pro
posal In the second commission. The
commission's report o'n economic mat
ter favored adoption of the Belgian
proposal for' International action to
strengthen exchange and do away
with violent fluctuation In value.
Offer to Jin WlUon.
OENEVA. Dec. 1. (A.' P.) A let
ter to President -Wilaon, accepting hl
offer to act aa mediator In Armenia
being drafted today by th council of
the Leagu of Nations.- announces -that
epaln and Braiil have offered to Join
Prealdent Wilson in' the role of Ar
menian mediator.- News-of President
Wilaon'a acceptance gave the assem
bly great relief as the Armenian ques
tion bad become th bugbear of the
"Poor old Kurope will feel less
abandonment," said a member of the
French delegation today. The coun
cil will leave It to Prealdent Wilaon to
deold whether or not he needs the as
sistance of Spain and Brazil.
rising tide In the west, Just a the de
pression was well under -way In the
east before It hit this Mellon.
Demands upon the federal reserve
hank of New York and the New Eng
land district are not as great now as
of late, telegraphic report Indicate.
The country bank of the west and
middle west are the harde.fl pressed
because of the failure of crop to move
aa of normal time When the crops
are disposed or and liquidation has
been accomplished, the upward trend
in business ts predicted.
Bond have held their own for the
pftst'tVw weeks, with slight variation.
The liberty Issues, for example, nre
obout tl better than Ihey wero at their
lowest point during th summer.
Psychologically the situation Is bet
ter and men In business say that psy
chology la a big factor hi a time such
as the country has been passing
through. Reports in the press, the
trade lonrnsto and the banking let
ters contain a word here and there of
hop that was lacking during th
downward trend. The east 1 about
ready to make the turn, reports say,
end the movement westward Is expect
ed to strike shortly after.
Declines In the prices of lumber,
shingle and luth, which in some In-
.-wiun, aasisiani siaie miperjmenuum Kt!.ncM aimH. ., i. ,
of public instruction In charge, and;,bllt IJreva,ed wnen ptak ,(es
the two remaining schools not already lln effwt WPr6 unnounce(J to(lav ,
Pendleton dealers in building
r;uls. Shingles and lath took a hard-
ler drop from grace than did ordinary
I KmII.II.w. I.
Probably 176,000 word will
b contained In tho completed
transcript of testimony in the
case of the Htate of Oregon vs.
Elvle D. Kerby and John I
H.ithle, which is nearing com
pletion by John 8. Beck with,
court stenoKritpher and reporter.
The transcript is being made in
order that the appeal of the two
n.ay be carr:ea to the supreme
Five hundred and seventy
panes, each bearing an average
of 31)0 words, constitutes the tes
timony. The cost of preparing
this material is estimated bv; Mr
Beckwlth at $330. Whether thin
expense shall be borne bv the
county or whether there Is money
In the fund raised for the appeal
of the two condemned men re-
main to be threshed out In court.
Attorneys for the defendant
nave filed affidavits saying that
they have no funds for meeting
this expense and pray that the
court charge the county for the
testimony and transcript.
HUNDRED PRISONERS ARE
HERDED INTO JAIL IN BRITISH
REPRISAL ROUND-UP IN IRELAND
Black and Tan Police Raid Houses, Killing Two Men in Ardee;
Victims Are Dragged From Homes and Riddled; Bodies
Left Nearby; Hatchets in Play at Kilmichael. ,
DCBLI.V, Dec. 11. -(V. P.) -Guerilla
warfare with the Binn Fein con-
COUNTY IS DECREE
BTT!K8 TOOK HATTKX TOMj
PORT AU PRINCE. Dee. 1. (A.
p.) Th naval court of inquiry Just
concluded developed that 1H2 Hatlen
hav been killed since the beginning
of an Intensive campaign against ban.
dlts of the island two yeas ago. Out
tda of 10 deaths charged to two Am
erican marines, all the dead are ac
counted for In 291 battles that occur
re. according to testimony.
Maintenance of state highways In
Umatilla county will be paid for tem
porarily by the Btate Highway Com
mission and the county's half billed
next spring when the tax money come
In, under an arrangement effected
with th commission at Its meeting in
Portland on MondaV. Owlg to the
exhaustion of fund In the county'
general road fund, a reverse of the ar
rangement formerly In use waa found
The county and state have beer
sharing the cost of maintenance of
state highways, the county furnishing
the labor and paying the bills, then
billing the highway comnjise'on for Its
half. Pome counties selected the re
verse plan, of allowing the commission
to do the work, pay the bills and then
bill the county for its. half. Thl plan
waa found necessary In this county for
the time being on account of th lack
of funds. There is no money loaned
or apportioned by the commission to
certified as standard were awarded
certificates following the Inspection.
Three I 'nion 1 1 It'll Schools
Ai me present lime mere are inree i D11n ,.. i,,mi.r.
union high schools, two of which were vr ng tne )!Uft fortIll(,ht t,,ere h
formed within the laM two years. bwn 8teady , ,Bmb
These districts range In assessed vslu- ,,e , n r,.(ort Tn , d do ' .,,
.tlon from 12.500,000 to $7,500,000 L eX
.)."9Ji'"rlCi "I" R, .bU" ',nS.Z,?,llnK in Hrtlon. Coincident with
JtO.OOO and a bond issue or 200 0i , m decIme .nB0UBcemMlt
"" ""ru ' -;' Kw mills on the coaat are operating
The union district at Milton-Frewatcriat )reBent- " 1 enu,n
employe II teacher. No transporta-j cVmciit Ijirgclv I'scd
tlon to .chool children is furnished by Celent a)d br-ck whch n.er (
these district. the advances which charactered
Thirteen rcent of all pupil liHh. ml re ,Urt but ' no
county attend one-room x-hools, Mnel,,,low marked d.reaSes, one de.ler
and three-tenths percent are educated , Wagninl(lon and f. ,.f ' "
In two-rmim m noois, wnuo z.t perc.-ni ha . . ,.,,i,i, ..,
fittenri threj-rttnm rural Hi-hols. Ml- i-
- : " " , . . . , . I'snwsy construction during the
lags and city --.hools have ,5.3 per- yw wlJ the there Is a
cent of the tou.l enrollment. . ' .fhorl.m of this material on the mar-
md about $7.0,0o and mloZZ " n"""
approximates ,SS.0.)0,.o,i. Tto in. - '
Is about t00...0... This I equivalent :'''lh th ' P a bu.ld
... nm, itrr also fnuwlnt? a. tpiirtpiifv tr
to a little less than a seven-m.ll coun- , uLm )n u build
ty tn, levy. The two-mill elementary , however as H or
.hoolt.., il .id much in more hua r ' ''
equitable distrlbuti-.n of uxes as on hM d
the valuation wH amount to ',,..,. h ' " ' 11 ' an"
estimated Mflo per elementary grade m7l 1 1 u ri. . ,7 , T ', '
teacher, the report s.ys. This .,,,.-. " P"J lacked, thej
tion will leaA to consolidation of hs-; w , ,
tricts wherever pcwlhle.
fl-.g. 'iS ctiMs ui nouses.
,' iTh fthortae of dweli;nfs In PendJ?-
Al tnn hoc, .. ...
icady about 3 miles of hard surface : H 7' , . . " tor
I, laid In the county over ,0 miles In (.osts -
school population Is in dls.ricU that I trials a'ln "ZnV" ?1
l..v. .h.l hnlMine on thl. highway i "" T1 ,n"et" ,3 "lted to
....... - - - - . ruait I U hlph BM
Survey and estimates for the Cold
Springs market road will be ready for
advertising at the January 4 meeting
"f the State Highway Commission. It.
H. Kaldock, district highway engineer,
with headquarters at La tlrande, today
notiric-d the county commissioners.
This will enable the letting of the con
tiact at the February meeting.
The road, about 30 miles long, will
extend from Pendleton to Cold Spring
landing on the Columbia. It ha been
designated, a-market road and there
are at Present $185,000 in market
toad funds available to start work on
it . The county has been trying for
nearly nine months t get this road
started with the help of the highway
commission's engineers and state funds
which ore desired.
The one-mill tax on the 1920 roll
for market roads purposes nill raise
approximately $57,000. In addition to
tinued In Southern Ireland today, with
report of conflicts In Cork and Arde
reaching officials here. The Black
and Tans are reported to have raided
several houses and killed two men in
Ardee. The victims are said to hav
been dragged from their homes in th
darkness, and their riddled bodies left
nearby. InCork there was coqtlnued
disturbance with occasional fires
breaking forth. An official rennri ni,l
Owner of Canal or Other Arti- ,ne bodies of is Black and Tan police
Tr7 t, . . killed near Kilmichael had been hack-
flCial Waterway Bound to ed with hatchet after death.
Ten days of searching for leaders of
Build and Bepair Crossings,
Commissioners are Informed
l.'matilla county is not responsible
for the cost of building and maintain
ing bridge, across Irrigation and drain
age districts within the county, an
'Pinion furnished the county commis
sioners today by Willis S. Moore, as-
mam siate attorney general, says.)
The opinion was rendered upon re-!
the S,nn rein have netted 400 prison
ers. Varying from distinguished, well
clad men to uncouth peasants, th
prisoners are being herded In tempo
rary quarters until newly-planned
Prison camps have been completed.
Strict watch la being: kept.
Dublin was quiet last night, except
for one minor raid which, resulted In
the arrest of the editor of Young
Ireland." Papers In his office vera
guest of the present court, through Ji. ;Eearcned. Police patrols returning to
I. Keator, district attorney. headquarters carried with them many
"The owner or owners of a canal or rlf,cs revolvers and bombs found In
othf-r artificial waterway are bound j tne ""e'"-
at common law to .build and keep in! -"PPafently these had been aban
repair suitable bridges where ich'donwl ln fear o( detection. liarsh.
waterway cross a public highway" 1 P""'hmpnt was promised those dis
the law i quoted. This is a statute jcov'red possession of dangerous
which has been on the books in Ore-1 'eajons.
gon for several years and is referred I e Kituation at Macroom. near
to because of a variance of opinion ! whlcn Place 16 Black and Tans wer
between the county and irrigating dis- i murdered Sunday, Is vague. Report
tricts in the county regarding main-i re!""n!a n,,r that reprisals continued
tenance obligations. u mat me countryside is terror
The commissioners met todav for
theid final meeting of the year 1920 i
and transacted several m.ilpr. rf hua.'
This county has an excellent
tern of rnads," the report reads.
the surplus of Alulttnomah county'
ftln.l. Unltnnmal, M.i.n,., I .1.1 - .1
. . ... ........(,!, iuuiiij in nillLlcu
...i, ,.,u,nes are. received con- ! to only 10 per cent of the state total,
stantly Ly local dealers in buildinc ' but raises morn fhnn that mtmt
The surplus is pro rated to the coun
ties which levy a similar tax.
iness. The appointment of H. E. In-j
low, city superintendent of schools, j
as a member of the county library
buard. succeeding p. P. Austin, was af-'
firmed. The budget for 1921 was of-j
ficiallv Kieoer). aim hut wilt h fin- '
im me state has apportioned Cmatil-1 ally fixed only after the assessed valu-1 -- '
la county $68,465.43 and its share of ation of public utilities nronertv in th. : .. - . -
I " . i'nn rl latnn ! 1 1 4. t l fc
county Is received from the state taTi,. 7" " '" uc "u!tt Dn tcemoer
board. " WO' rower ' Ore-
A resolution was allowed for a read T" th 8tate WK" Groers'
running one and a quarter miles east 10" mwt hpr m annlu" "-
from Stanfield. This road will con-i, " Krowers frn Waah-
r tin' taano are expected to at-
With nearly $120,000 more avail-
nect with the road now leading tip', .
k.. ..... tend.
"""o uuiiii urn win nupiiiujii iiie roaa
and 88 per cent Is less than five miles e
from the same highway. This condl-l t, tM
tlon also tends toward consolidation.
"The work of the schools has been
INDIANS COMB ItEACIf.
systematized through the use
ofl SE-ATTLB. Dec. 1. ,17. I'.) Qull-
monthly outlines based on the state i lavl,'e Indians continue today to mh
eourse nf studv. These furnish sug-IV' w" " 111 tn vicinity of
gestions and standards for pupils snd,Jomea ls!,l,:'' and Oi.mts Oraveyatd in
k rf .m in .nnerviHinn. Close ! Rearctl ot unrecowred bodies from
..mun-Mnn has been made In many ,ne -"-'aiea oarge t Irrie, according to homes, schools and churches nf nhri.
, . a message received here today. Eight tiana. killing many without examina-
fr-onnntiert on nn.e r., ifmiiea nave oeen louno. tton or trial.
C'HHI.STIAXS ARE TORTlTtfTD
TOKTO. Dec. l. UT.P.) Charges
of vicious atrocitlea against Christians
at Chien Tao, Korea, were made by
missionaries today. They reclareii
Japanese troops have engaged in a sys
tematic campaign of burnine the
outs with the recent winter floods.
able for market road '..urposes In 1921, 'in the gulch, which suffered by wash-
mere will te more man $300,000 In
this fund. Quito a large amount will
be expended on the Cold Spring pro
ject, it is believed:
Or. 8. w. McClure. formerly man
ager of the Cunningham Sheep A
Land Co., and secretary of the. Na
tional Wool Growers Association
Salt Lake prior to becoming manager
jris, win d one or the principal
n. omnrieia. u. H. sen.
HART ANXIOUS FOR PAYirHfHrrSi
of marketing experts and authorities
GRAIN LEAPS TO $1.62 1-4
ON CHICAGO EXCHANGE
Wheat made a Jump today, Decem
ber wheat closing at $1.62 1-1 after
Opening at $1.56, while March wheat
closed at $1.55 Jr4 after opening at
tl.tl. Yterday December closed
at $1.66 i-i while March closed - at
- Kollotwng are the quotations, re
ceived from the Chicago grain market
by Overbeck Cooke, local broker:
Open. High, liow. Close
Deo. ' 1.56 1.65 1.55 1.62
March 1.51 1.56',4 1.4M4 1.65
Dec. .65 V4 -"Vi -H14
May ' .7214- .74 .?2H ."4
July . ' .74 , -.75' .73 .75i
' : fc'.', . . Oats.
Dec. .4 4 4j .4514 .44 .45
May .4S .49 Va 4tW . .49
July . .4$ .49 .48 .49
1 - '
Doc. 1.40 1.46 1.40 1.45
May 1.29 H 1.32 1.2 1.82
Dec. .66 .66
May .71 .70
London, 349 7-8.
. Athena, .0845.
(I'Vom Overbeck fc Cooke Co.)
Wheat advanced during the first
(tour on buying Influenced by reports
of damage in the Argentine due to
heavy rains, declined later on a con
radlctory cable and again gained
itrength toward the close when lead
ing shorts endeavored to cover their
contracts and found offerings light.
Aside from reports.of a good export
lemand with sales 4or the tlav pluco
d at 1,000.000, the news In cener.l
was not particularly bullish. The
National City Hank In It revitw or
he world' wheat situation uegos ed
lecreased requirements by Impotting
Kurope this year and reported tbali
'he outturn of Australia and India!
would assure a substantial surpltt.V In
place of a scarcity as believed tiilht
develop. In addition a Paris cable
told of larger yields ttiun previously
estimated. While stocks lit Chl,ag-
are light, this situation might easily
to relieved by Northwestern wheut.
A PEACEFUL CHANGE
Sit l lfi!!S!li;
on the political aHDort nf tho
Air Ai NAVY SALES -CO.
VILL OPEN STORE
Captor of Xeil Hart and Jim Owens
who reside in Cnion county, are get
ting nervous over the failure of the
officials of Cmatilla county and the
City of Pendleton to divide the $6000:
reward, according to a story which!
appeared In the La Grande Observer!
last evening. Claimants for a share j
of the reward were to have left for
this city last night, the story said, bin
none had appeared before the county '
court this afternoon. The Army & Navy S1'' Co.. will
After two preliminary hearings, the ?" n","", . P6n Perm"ent .tore
city and county decided to do the mat-i'"e"f'e'on- ".00 stock,
ter up properly by having a hearing j ;S VZ, 1 1" "5 M.a'" n
before the circuit court at the pres. ,k S 8 ready ,or Pcy
ent term of court. Most of the re- T1 , . ' .
vards are contested and in order to will? wnl v ipete" toreJ
prevent against possible lawsuits and ,VV x.J nne'-.
--.uiii-i!, ai arm v una
navy goods. Including blankets, leg
gms, shoes, roast beef, bacon, corned
beef, etc. other stock will be added
other trouble, the officials decided to
leave the matter ln the hands of the
district and city attorneys.
Officials here today, when question-
e auiiui me mat uir me rewaro at- u S. Tfnnt .v, v . ,
vision, were unable to any at jus, what U (he w, if " CharK
time final disposition will be nmde of tta' .r.'1 H."K
".KlnJ 5n f Wh,ch he mr "man .'ore foTcl
is for ttp Hrt anw Owrns rantors.
CHIEF RINGOLD KNOCKS ON WOOD
AS NOVEMBER PASSES FIRELESS
Ronorted by Major Iee Moorhouse,
Barometer, 29 28.
a K1."! "i ''V Inflammable,
dleton. Fire Chief W. K. Hingold re-j ZJZTr rrTlTi
ported today. The fir.less November I " " f ""
is believed til hani. m, a ruraril f,,ri '
many years and is attributed to the!
increased attention given to fire pre
The last time the department was
called out fur a blaze was on October
24, so the period of abstinence from
fires today reaihed 37 d:tys. For this
time of year this, too, is believed to
near a record. The mildness of the I
season, which has made extremely hot
fires in homes unnecessary, is given
credit for keeping down the fire hai-ard.
Chief l: in gold knocked on wood to- i
day when he told of the 37 fireles j
das. With Christmas coniiltir mi. the
department Is taking on a more vigil-!
ant attitude. Kuther than have to re-'
spond to alarms, however, the chief Is i
busy visiting merchants, giving advice
about decorating windows and placing j
of wires and Inflammable decorutlnna
Members of the department fre-!
quently make Inspection tours of a!-j
Uys and open spaces in reur of stores!
in tho business district to see that rub-j
bish is kept from accumulating. These ,
pre. auttiuts, tosu-ther with care in'
placing electric wins and tinsel 'or