t i i i i t I'M 1 1 t t ' ' t V t t f r t f t t ( t tn tn I" 'Ti tti1itiH(i nn i f" i , i , DAILY EAST OREdONIAN. PENDLETON, OREGON, - ,WEDNSP AY EVOOTQ, DECEMBER 29,1920. TEN PAGES ' TAGE FOUR AN INDKl'ENDENT NEW'SHAPER Published Daily and flrml-Weeklv, at Pendletnn, Oreg-on, by the Bast okkuonian i'lw.ismxu oo. Kntered at the poMoH'ire at Pendle ton, Oregon, aa second-class mail Din iter. OX SALE IS OTHER C1TIKS Imperial Hold New Stand, Portland. ON VlAi AT Chicago rsureau. af Security Tiulldinf. Washington, IV 0 llureau Got Four teenth Street. N. W. VrwUr of the Aaarlate4 I'rm. The ANSoctated 1'reaa la exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all nci dispatches credited to A or Bot otherwise credited In thin paper and also the local new publislmd heroin. SUBSCRIPTION RATES ( tIN ADVANCE Dally, one year, by mall ....... J5.00 Daily, six' months, by mail - 2. fit Dully, three month by mall - Daily, one month by mail f0 Daily, one year by carrier - 7.f0 laily. six uiontha by carrier 3., Daily, three months by carrier Daily, one month, by carrier , Hi S"iiil-AVeekly, uhh year by mall...... !." Semi-Weekly, six, months, by mall ,"S Semi-Weekly, four months, by mail .ad i clophona 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. P PARSIMONY VS. PROGRESS 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." , :n I .1 .. l. , 1 . i a i ' .. . ., . 1 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. A FARMER'S VIEW OF THE PRICE SITUATION 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 tee. 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 Spokesman-Review. Promotes Fight For Chnrity ' . t f , f t ' Of . J Jh , 1 . ' - v:.y,l,M i.7Sj SECRETARY REFUSES TIP .; ,.a ANA) MO5AN v ; 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. FIRST UNIT OF SEATTLE 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- the 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. lMLLAIt 1I IIF.M IS P.ISSFS XBW YOrK. Dec. 29. (I'. P. The Anaconda Copper Mining Com pany yesterday passed a dollar quar- requlred terly dividend. l'M.TIIJ,A VtSITOKS 1UV.IOY SOl'TH - -' 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. J. T. MEU.-VT.T.KM. PRESIDENT ENJOYS LAST BIRTHDAY IN WHITE HOUSE .- . -1 WASHINGTON, Dec. B-(A. P.) 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, aln. ' ' 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. A FEEUHG OF SECURITY j ! ! 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 : J U Lrzi LtlILzj p (-. C, f-K.it. ZD Izzjl Crni Our Entire $30,000 Stock to I ) I ..... . t . t ill ' 1 - 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, .''.' '.' . ' This Sale for a Few Days Only and lor Cash Only o rn ti TiO Ml PHONE 196 V 103 E. COURT ST.