East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, December 29, 1920, DAILY EDITION, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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A 1UU.V1U,K CllOltl S
tHy Frank 1 Stanton.)
We're happy here in Billrllle O we're happy In the told!
The tun cornea up In silver, n" he always sets in gold.
There's Joy from hill to valley but the halt has not been told!
ihout in the ranks of Halleluia!
We're happy here In Billrllle the hive the honey spills
A song of jubilation is a-rinsin" from the hills!
We're the best of oil the brethren, nn' the best of all the brethren, on
the bent of all the bills!
Shout In the ranks of Halleluia!
Copyrighted for the Kast Oregonlan Pub. Co.
IF you will take note you will observe that as a rule the man
who gets ahead in the world does not accomplish that end
by working along year after year in the same rut. If he
is a workman he strives to improve himself so as to earn a larger
salary, or qualify for a bigger position. If in business he watch
es his opportunity with a view to expansion. He seeks to meas
ure up to the possibilities open to him. It has been proven many
times over that it is hard to cut down a tree with a pocket knife
or to harvest on a large scale by use of an "Armstrong mower."
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A.ifuuiujr is a jjuuu tiiiut: uu 15 to ue iruiiimeiiueu. vv ttsie aim
foolish spending afe inexcusable. Yet there are many who can
testify that it is hard to become aflluent when one s income is
mall and legitimate expenses continually increase. It is neces
sary to use some headwork.
Now if these things are true in private life do not the same
principles apply to the state as a whole? Is Oregon as a state
suffering from extravagance in city, county and state govern
ment, or is it suffering from failure to develop its possible re
sources? This newspaper frankly inclines to the latter view.
Take note and you will find parsimony more common than prof
ligacy in state, county and municipal affairs. Evidence in sup
port of this contention is to be found on every hand.
We need to guard against waste and needless expenditure,
of course. But we also need to seek out ways of spending mon
ey profitably. Much of Pendleton's progress in the last ten
years has been due to the fact the people here had' faith in the
future and were willing to spend money on development. We
have obtained a good water system, good school buildings, pav
ed streets and have worked for good roads. All these things
have increased the population and meant business expansion. If
this place had not been willing to improve it would still be a
small town.
The same rule will apply to the state as a whole. So long as
this state features economy and slights development just so long
will it remain in the backward classs. People dont like to move
into a town that is dead or into a state that remains stagnant.
They want a region that is going ahead. -
Big possibilities are open to Oregon. They cannot be sur
passed anywhere in the country or in the world. We have
greater and more varied resources than have many nations in
Europe, generally speaKing, we neglect tnese resources and siderahie
preach economy. Perhaps we should not talk economy' less
but' we certainly should talk progress more. If the Portland
newspapers which largely dominate the thought of the state,
r.nd thev are SDlendid DaDers. would get a bigger and broader
grasp of the opportunities, that are" open to Oregon some won
derful results could be attained in tne coming uecaue.
f-x USlNtSS and labor are admonished by George M. Wilber,
W farmer of Marysville, Ohio, that they must swing intt
line for economy and acceptance of post-war conditions.
Mr. Wilbur is mentioned prominently for secretary of agricul
ture in the next cabinet. He delivered an address recently ir
Chicago on "Country Economy Versus City Extravagance," de
claring that spending orgies of city people are bound to tease, as
is already the case in the country, lie argues that the middle
man who does not add to the value of the commodity he handle;
or the convenience by which it reaches the consurner becomes a
liability and should be eliminated. '
Mr. Wilber makes it clear that his type of farmer wants only
a square deal in prices. He wants his bushel of cereals, his bun
dle of hides, his bag of wool, his tobacco and his live stock to
have the relative purchasing power they had before the war.
Ilis is the agriculturist's argument for either an advance in
prices of agricultural products or the reduction of prices of com
modities the farmer buys to figures which will give the farmer
a chance to make a living. - i .
Herewith are illustrations given by Mr. Wilber:
Today' the farmer receives only 14 cents for the calf hide
which enters in a $12 pair of shoes, and the skilled workman
gets $1.60 for making them, so that the cost in reaching the con
sumer is over $10. A big, strong man can not pack enough steer
hides into a shoe shop today to pay for one pair of shoes. '
An ordinary bag of wool weighs 200 pounds and one man
can not handle it. If he could the entire lot would not buy a suit
of tailored clothes weighing 3 1-2 pounds.
It takes four bushels of my corn at present country prices to
half-sole my shoes, and half a wagon load to pay my bill here
for two days. , .
I could not carry into one of your thirst parlors enough cab
bage to purchase a glass of soda water. I )
Thousands of bushels of apples are rotting in Ohio orchards
this minute, while apples are sold at ten cents apiece by your
Chicago fruit vendors. .
Dark Virginia tobacco of a good grade is down, as low as a
cent a pound, as testified before the senate agricultural commit
Idaho hay, along the lines of the Union Pacific, can not be
marketed because the freight rate is almost equal to the selling
price in Omaha. Adding the cost of baling and hauling to the
selling price, the cost has exceeded the value of the hay at the
Missouri river markets. The hay stays in Idaho while the rail
road hauls empty cars past those ranches and loses all revenue.1
Promotes Fight For Chnrity
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inilss Anno Morfiau, cliuirman r.f the commlUee for tb tlevastnt
od In I'ranca and promoter ot the Loonard-Mltchall lightweight world
chumplonshlp tight -Jan M. will dell tickets for box noats at auction.
She expects to make Madison Sqmire Garden look llko society nlnht
at frand opera show on this occasion. Women, who are timid
about attending priie tiebta, W Set a chance to ee a reitular rhow
I promoted, by a regular woman.
NKW YORK, Dec. 19. -A. P.)
Faniomi Uo, Vuloru, "plfalilunt of tliij
liiHh reiiulillc," hus cuuhpu" hln wcrr
tiny conaldcrublo embarrassment by
lallliiK to "(.'"tne out ot si-cIiihIuu" th
luttcr BBr(c( hro yesut-day. ,
Tim' secretary nl(l he hul ,ndt seen
Mr. De Vnleru atnee his return here
(rum WocccHlwr, Muss, Hv had pio
vloufly announced ho expected to con
fer wlfh "thp president" hnre.
"I cannot xlve yu tin "tl i mt nil;
he replied when asked if ho would
hint aa to which aide of (he Atliinllu
the "Irish president'' mlaht he expect
ed to renppMir nexi.
SEATTLE. Dec. 29. (A. P.) Bat
tery K, the firsHunit of the 146th field
artillery which is to be raised in Seat
tle before July 1, 1921, was organized
this morning at the armory when 60 or
more students and alumhi of Lincoln
high school were given initial state in
spection and physical examination.
Quarters have been assigned a new
battery in the armory.
Battery E. will he recruited entirely
from students and alumni from Lin
coln high school and will be officered
by Lincoln alumni. Within two weeks,
the battery is expected to number
about 80 men and will be given con-
peace time minimum strength of 114
men and foor officers. ..
Barrott-Herrlck, Lincoln and VnU
veimiy ot Washington' alumnus and
regular army cuptain fn the late war,
has been eiven a provisional commis
sion as captain and, will be placed in
vi.mmunu of the battery as soon as it
is organized. lie will have art one of
his junior officers Ernest Wellsi for
eight years coai'h at Lincoln and at
present acting as boys' advisor.
Kol Tnxis Hurry to tYontlnr
TAKIS, lec. 29. ( LT. P.) With
60,000 bolshevlst troops concentrated
at the Latvian frontier, relations be
tween Russia and Lativia are threat
ened, according to ;Sreign office dis
patches today.
XBW YOrK. Dec. 29. (I'. P.
The Anaconda Copper Mining Com
pany yesterday passed a dollar quar-
requlred terly dividend.
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Umjr Tench. Cal., Dec. Si, 1920.
To theiKditur of the East Oregonlan:
Dear Sir: IonB Beach, California,'
appears to he a favorite spot for Uma
tilla county residents when they go
south for a warmer climate and I
take Ibis oportunity to inform you
abut some of our neighbors and friends
of our county. As I mention their
names for your remembrance of their
kind deeds and smiling faces, you will
know why 1 am not lonely so far away
from home. We often gather at pub
lic places and chat about the good
times we have In old I'matiHa county.
We have with ua Mr., and Airs. J. O.
Hales and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. M.
Morrison and family, Mr. and Mrs. L.
L. Mann and family. Mr. and Mrs.
John (ielsa and family, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Winn and family, K. A. Dudley,
better knj'wn ns Jinks, and Mrs. Dud
ley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kherking
and family. Mr. and Mrs. fl. B. Wood
ward and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.eorge
Banister, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh JIcAr
thur, Mr. and Mrs. John Ogle, Mr. and
Mrs. It. Campbell. Mr, and Mrs. Ueorge
Bradley and many others.
You who are well acquainted with
Jinks Dudley, L. L. Mann and Gib
Morrison, know they nre large men,
and good men. They are the star
horseshoe pitchers of " ou compifny.
We nre nroud of them. Other mem
bers of our party have a great mania
for deep sea fishing. However, bout
one trip Is' all they cure to take.
On November 1 we left Atnmn hv
auto for the sunny south and had a
very pelasant trip to Portland, Ore
gon. Thero we were Informed that on
account of so much rain and snow In
the valley and mountain it would be
advisable to ship to Sail Eiatu lsco, m
we secured reservations for ourrelves
and auto on the ship Alaska. When
I get home I will tell you how sick we
t ail were.
We came from San Francisco to
lmg Beach by auto. It was surely a
pleasant trilt We rami) through all
the principal cities on the coast high
way. Here I want to say California is
deserving great prflse for good roads,
nnd from now on you may count on
me using my influence for good roads
in our county and state.
Long Beach is a beautiful city and
Is deserving of her name. It Is located
about 2i miles south of Los Angeles
and has' made great improvement in
the last ten years In wealth and popu
lation. The only fault I find with tho
city is that It surely hus the nam a itch
we have In Eastern Oregon spasmod
ic profittecrlng. Just think of a three
room flat renting for H2.1 per month,
I ilo hope they w ill see the hand writ
ing on the wall and repent soon. The
hnrvrat In this place must be tourists,
oranges, lemons nnd nuts.
On my return home I hope to visit
other parts of the state and acquire
more knowledge of Its resources. 1 do
not expect to sea the beautiful wheat
fields we have 111 Umatilla county.
Now, in conclusion. I hope to see In
the near future good roads in our own
state so it wll have a tendopey to draw
more tourists through out beautiful
county and state.
Yours as ever.
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President Wilson who "entered the
white houso at the age of 5i), yester
day celebrated the 64th anniversary
of'hls birth, his last birthday beforu
retiring to the life of a private citizen.
All of tha members of the president:
Immediate family, with the exception
of William G. McAdoo, his aon-ln-law,
spent the day with filmr Business en-
eneenients prevented Mr. icaooo
coming to Washington, but Mis. Mo
Aiioo. Mr, nnd Mrs. Fruncle B. Kay re,
Mr. Wilson's son-in-law and daughter,
end Miss Margaret Wilson, third
daughter, were present for an Informal
birthday partv given by Mrs. Wilson
fur tho president. '.
Menaces of congratulation Included
one from King George of Great Bill,
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Independent coal operators rfTade an
excessive profit from the people of New
York City to tho amount of 117,000,
ooo in the last year, according to the
Massachusetts fuel administrator.
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You naturally feel secure jwhen you
know that the medicine you are about
to take Is absolutely pure and contain
no harmful or habit producing drugs.
Kuch a mrda ine la Dr. Kilmer'
Fwamp-Hoi.t. kidney, liver and hlad
d,'r remedy.
The same ' standard of purity,
strength and excellence Is maintained
Pi every bottle of Swamp-Boot.
It is scientifically' compounded
fc.n. .'..Dal til,, herhs. '
It Is nut a stimulant nnd la fa Ren In
teaspoontiiT doses
It nit recommended for every
thing. 11 is nature's great helper In reliev
ing and overcoming kidney, liver and
bladder troubles.
A sworn statement of purity Is with
every bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Boot. If you need a medicine, you should
have the let. On Mle at all drug
stores In boitlea of two sizes, medium
and large.
However, If yofTwIsh first to try this
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
j Kilmer A Co., Blnghnmton, . tot
snmole bottle. When writing b
eure nnd mention this paper.
time to reach the required terly dividend. . n wovemner in ieu n,w , r?- rr
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Our Entire $30,000 Stock to
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at Just One-
Half Price. This Sale Starts Thursday Morning.
Come early. First come first served.5 Our entire stock of living room, dining room
rugs, linoleum, mattresses, ball
cedar chests, piano lamp stand
t,bed ro
m and kilclien furniture,
rugs, linoleum, mattresses, baby carriages, pictures, chairs, rockers, library tables, davenport tables, ladies writing uesKs,
ands and shades, children's chairs and rockers, doll carts, doll beds; m iact our enure muck.
Except one-third off on Peninsula, Jewel and Copper-Gad Ranges, Steel Beds, Steel Springs and Palhe, ;
Stradivari and Aeolian Vocalion Phonographs and Librok Phonograph Tables and Window Shades,
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This Sale for a Few Days Only and lor Cash Only
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103 E. COURT ST.