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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN,-JPENDLETON, OUSGONr WEDNESDAV IVENlMflr JAKUARY 6, 1821:'
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(l)y lYank Is. Slanton.)
Never mind, dearie, '
AVjien lite's Boln' wroit;
Don't you get weary 1
Somewhere there's a song!
Out of Hie sorrow
Comes Falih thst Is strong:
rream of Tomorrow: ' , .
Somrhere there a song!
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OLD MAN OREGON IS A LOAFER
THE Oregonian objects to the claim that in Oregon we hag
gle too much over taxes and in the way of development
polish pebbles while the diamonds remain undug. The
lituation as it apepals to the Portland paper is summarized as
To resume, we-protect, regulate or encourasre forestry, fishing, agriculture,
riortlculture, livestock growing. Irrigation, dairy4ng, mining, inanufactiiing.
labor, health and education. We have a paternal eye on every fundamental In
dustry, occupation and profession and n numerous minor professions and
occupations. And we do support an association to attract tourits to the state
to see its wonders and enjoy its climate. It is asking for $100,000. f.
Perhaps here is nothing more that could be done. We doubt it. We ex
pect to hear again, as we have in preceding years, of some new activities, some
glorious new enterprises which ought to be paid for out of the public treasury
or by imposing some new form of fee or license. Forty-five millions in two
year for state fundamentals, improvements, inspection and regulation ought
to be enough.
But the Oregonian presents no evidence to justify the belief
expenditures may be cut Nor does it offer any concrete sug
gestions to that end. Shall we fail to protect our forests, , our
fishing, agriculture, and other lines of industry whereby the
state subsists? Would any one abolish education, refuse to care
for the indigent or insane, or for wayward girls or incorrigible
boys? Shall we cut out road improvements? ,
Of course not. There is not much room for economy for the
reason that in many respects the state is already on a parsimo
nious basis. Our officials are underpaid and state institutions
are generally not improved as they should be.
No one will question the need of closely scrutinizing public
expenditures and of avoiding waste and punishing graft. But
,we can do all that, if it is not already done, and you will find the
Uix bill no smaller, except as reductions may occur because of
The way to reduce the tax levy in Oregon is to increase the
wealth, the business and the population! of the state. Convert
desert acres into taxpaying farms. Harness some of our great
water power and get it to producing. Make Oregon a- tourist
paradise, which it really should be, and let some of the tourist
money help bear our expenses.
The Oregonian is long on economy talk but short on devel
opment talk. Not two weeks ago it assayed to say it was not
worrying over the hotel shortcomings at Crater lake, that the
responsibility was not on Portland more than on other Oregon
towns or upon California. Here is one place where a diamond is
being overlooked. After a visit to our great scenic wonder Irvm
S. Cobb wrote in the Saturday Evening Post:
One of these days hundreds of thousands of Americans will visit Crater
lake every summer.
For Ha size, I am quite sure that Crater lake is the most wonderful thing
in this world. X dare affirm that it is the most gorgeously beautiful
Like on this planet About its shore, in places where the rock shelves come
close to the surface, is the greenest green that ever was, on land or sea. but
where the bottom drops away with incredible abruptness to Incredible depths
it becomes a marvel of indescribable blue a purer, richer, more radiant blue
than any other blue ever wis. One has the feeling that a cup of it dipped up
would reveal these tints, blue or green, depending on one's dipping. And from
persona) observation I am willing to state that on being splashed with a canoe
pucftlle its spraying drops are not like water,, but like jewels like flawless
fcmeralds and perfect sapphires.
, .Having such a natural wonder with such tourist possibilities,
what about the mind that entertains the view our one big city
is under no pressing responsibility on the score of accommoda
tions? It is up to Portland to lead in this move and Portland
fhould jump at the chance. There is vastly more money to be
made by building up Oregon's tourist business than can ever be
made by crying down taxes.
Oregon feels pinched because we have failed to make use of
cur natural chances. We let California and Washington have
the tourists. We leave about half of the state to the jackrabbits
and allow millions of good electric horse power go to waste
while we import coal and oil from outside the state.' Our em
pire builders are loafing on the job and are trying to make
Mother Oregon save the day by wearing old clothes and doing
the family wash by hand. Old Man Oregon should go to work.
Next to having a local man named for the vacancy on the
highway commission the best solution for Umatilla county was
the appointment of a man living in Wallowa Baker or Union
counties. In Mr. Dobbin the governor has made a highly cred
. . . r
High water is fashionable just now and the old Umatilla has
the correct season's color.
Those March wheat prices are not so bad.
No hucli MoUjt r.
The teach-r was trying to give her
pupils an illustration of the word "per
aoverance. "What is It?" she asked, "that car
ries a man along rough roads and
smooth roads, up hill and down,
through the Jungle of doubt and
through the swamps of dtupair?"
There was a silence, and then John
ny, whose father was a motor car deal
er, spoke up.
"Please, ma'am," he sard, 'there
ttin't no such car." Kerolite News.
"I think this trial marriage Idea is
"Oh. they have been working out so-o-
for a long while."
"Nothing of the sort! It is a new
Hid as the hllla. Do you mean to
say that every marriage isn't a trial
to one of 'em anyway?'- Philadelphia
economy, "when I was your age I car
ried water for a gang of brick layers.''
"I'm proud of you, father," answer
ed his offspring "if it hadn't been
for your pluck and perseverance I
might have had to do something of
that sort myself." Irish World. "
28 MS AGO
"My boy." said the inilHonaiie, lee
(From the 'liist Oregonian, January
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hagen enjoyed a
visit New Year s day wHji Mr. and Mrs.
Hagen's parents at Aflffms.
The Kast Oregonian is conducting a
missing word contest, for which the
prizes will be made up of the entrance
fees. The complete article with the
word supplied, is In the hands of S. P.
Kturgis and will be opened January
Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Whltaker are vis
iting friends at Dixie. Washington.
Mark Hturdivant is here from Pilot
T. D. Page has returned from a trip
to Portland, Tacoma and Spokane,
In honor of his Inauguration an
mayor of Pendleton, It. Alexander was
extended a serenade by the Pendleton
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