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TIIK FlUK DRKAHKIt
tBy Fratik J Stanton.)
Hittin' by the tire, with Molly stirrin' roun', ,
I dream the old dreams over in Jlecollectlon Town;
Outside the freeain' winter, with the fnllin" of the snow,
Hut I'm with the old-time sweethearts that loved me long ago!
The first sweet flowers she Rave me the loved fair place I see;
Fhe leaned and kissed the violets as she pinned 'em on tor me;
The peaceful paths an' pleasant the valleys an' the hills
. Where hand In hand we listened to the wild, sweet whippoor-wills!
Bettin' by the fire all, well! I'm gettin' gray;
Too old to be a dreamer' to reap t)e flowers of May;
The lights an" shadows 'round me like friends f old times seem. '
w hile the fire does the talkin' an' I listen an" I dream!
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I THE CITY'S FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
T N giving earnest study to the subject of the police depart
I ment the new city administration is moving along good
lines. There is a tendency to do the same thing in other
places all over the land. There is necessity for this. Never be
fore has there been so much criminal activity as at present.
Never has there been greater need for energetic service on the
part of those who are sworn to uphold the law. It is scarcely nec
essary to recall these facts to local people. They have seen at
close range the fruits of criminal violence. We recently lost an
extremely valuable officer and he was murdered by men whom
he had arrested for local crimes. He had risked his own life
to capture two of those men and in the manhunt which followed
the Taylor murder hundreds of citizens worked hard in a nerve
wracking hunt that was full of peril. ' -
No one has forgotten the murder of our sheriff nor are people
asleep to the fact that forgeries, robberies and other crimes are
frequent here, due in large measure to the fact this is a point
vhere transient men gather and there are sure to be criminals
and would be criminals among them. ,
There is need of protection and the people want it. The
new sheriff and his deputies will do all they can. This is no re
flection upon them. But a" town the size of Pendleton must
place its main reliance upon its police force. The police are the
pien immediately on the job and they must be looked to as the
first line of defense. Pendleton needs the most competent, wide
awake police department obtainable and should have it. The
safety of the homes and business houses of the city is at stake
and this is no time to take chancs.
. The new city administration has an opportunity to be of con
siderable service to the city in connection with this subject and.
other subjects. This is a forward looking town and if the new
mayor and councilmen can make betterments they will not find
people lacking in loyalty or appreciation.
, THEY WISH TO KNOW WHEN
SOME rather interesting comments on the wheat situation
are contained in a current bulletin by the National City
Bank of New York. They are here given for what they
. i ay be worth :
"The fluctuations in wheat have been violent, export sales
bringing sharp rallies, while the general business situation, price
declines in other commodities, European exchange rates, and
progress of the crops in the Southern Hemisphere, exerted a
steady influence against prices. Exports have continued at a
good rate, the total for wheat and flour counted as wheat from
the United States and Canada, from July 1 to November 25,
being 203,012,972 bushels, against 133,806,825 bushels last
year. That looks well, but those two countries have as much
more to spare between now and July 1 next, and Argentina and
Australia will soon be shipping. There has been no change dur
ing the past month in the reports as to their probable surplus,
but there is news of threatened drought in India. However, no
body has counted much on India.
"There is no big surplus of wheat in the world. Allowing
for the uncertain character of all crop estimates, for even the
figures upon our own crops are only estimates, and allowing
also for uncertainty about European consumption, the margin
of safety is small. Nobody will really know until about next
May or June whether all our wheat will be wanted or not."
Meanwhile, the question with each holder or prospective pur
chaser is whether or not he wants to carry wheat over into the
next crop year. The answer to that question determines his at
titude. Market opinion is shown by the fact that wheat for
March delivery is still about 5 cents per bushel below the De
Naturally no'farmer wants to carry his crop over until after
next harvest. . What he wants to know is when to sell in order
to obtain the highest price that will be obtainable during the
spring. The answer may be known to the ouija board but it is a
point on which many people are in doubt.
Umatilla county is not only the largest county in Eastern
Oregon in population, wealth and taxpaying power, but it has
bonded itself more heavily than any other county for highway
purposes. However, in seeking to secure the appointment of a
local man upon the road commission our people are not working
for this county alone. The interests of Union and Baker coun
ties on the road subject are identical with our own.
For a great many years past the taxpayers of Umatilla coun
ty have had the benefit of patient, painstaking labor from As
sessor C. P. Strain and A. C. Funk, head of the tax collecting
work in the sheriff's officce. ffhose men will be missed at the
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
and A. K. Glore and Ernest Kuhn of
New York defeated William Eisna
mann and G. Acker of Jamaica, 2 T.,
3-6. 7-5. 7-3.
The national boys' title went to Eins.
mann by default today when It in
found that hia opponent for the final
aa over the 15 year age limit.
NEW rOIiK. Dee. 31. (A. P.)
Vincent llkhards, national junior In
door tennis champion, came through
today in both the shinies and doubles
semi-finals of the titular Junior Indoor
toornanient. In the sinsles Richards
had no difficulty In defeating William
A. Aydelotts. formerly of California,
and now of New York, -J, 6-1. Jerry
1jiii of New York, won the other
semifinal from Hurry Plckells ot
Flushing. Iak Island, -0. -3.
In the doubles, Hi" hards and Paul
t M.-lMuh of Vale. 4iJated AydeloH
..Him! J, f, Tucker, JVf' lurk. -', Mr
Kadicnls' lx-portation Planned
HohTON, Dec. 31. A. P.) An
other deportation of alien radicals 1
planned by the department of labor
for January 15. It will include1 per
ons detailed or on parole at this pol
and New York.
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