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CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
DAILY EAST OREGONIAft, PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1921.
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NON DE PLUME GIVES
BELIEF THAT RUSSIAN
LEADER MAY BE DEAD
Marked Nations Will Despatch
' Armies to Stave Off Tidal
Wave Contemplated by Am
bitious Bolshevik Rulers.
LINE OF WaFwILL SPAN
STRETCH OF 250 MILES
ISorlln, Jon. 3. (P. p.) .
"Karpoff," member of the sup
reme economic council, is dead
it .Moscow message toij.-jy an
nounced. "Kurimff" was a
Nom de Plume formerly used
by Nikolai Lenlne, whose ser
ious illness was aniiouiicfd
early this week, Germans fa
mlllarmiih Utiaslun nf fairs said
they knew of no other man
of that name.
WORK THAT CITY
KILLING OF LIEUTENANT IN U. S. .
ASIATIC SQUADRON BRINGS HIGH
FEELING ON CRUISER, AND PROBE
Troops of Balkan States Will
Rally in Support of Rumania,
Czechoslovakia, Poland and
, Perhaps Border States.
PARIS. Jan. 13. IV. P.) More
than three million men will be thrown
into the fighting altniK tiiu jtusalon
boundary early thin spring, according
to Information which French military
experta gave out today. Their advices
indicate the fighting front will extend
from 200 to 250 mllea. The bolHhe
vlkl are expected to launch several
, spring driven, the Trench authnritlca
an Id. Meeting them will te troops
from several Balkan mates. rallying
In aupport of Kumanla. Czecho-Rlo-vakia,
Poland and perhaps the border
states, which Russia wishes to re
claim. The military strength of the coun
tries expected to enter the fighting is
Russia, 1,000.000; Poland, 1,000.
000; Rumania, 600 000 and the Paltlc
, at at ex, 200,000.
Military experta apree that the mil
lion men expected from Poland would
be her maximum strength, while a
million aa ascribed to Russia will be
mere beginning. That number, how
ever. In view of her ability to train
and equip her army, la regarded aa
her maximum strength for the spring
campaign. There are nlao added to
the forces of the nations marked for
attack by the bolshevik!, men who
might be expected from Jugo-plavla.
and Cxechn-Slovakia. Meanwhile, ac
tive preparations for war fire proceed
ing at half a down scattered points in
WILLOWS. Cul.. Jan. 1 J. (17. P.)
A sharp furthipuike shock was feil i
here early today, lasting three sec
onds. So damage whs done.
Former U. S. Sailor is Freed to
Return to Farm After Pass
ing Bad Checks in Effort to
Get Home From Sanitarium.
A banquet and danco. the culmina
tion of Hunday's record breaking rab
bit shoot, will be given by the Pend
leton Hod A Gun Club for all Its
members uad their wives and sweet
hearts in Kngle Woodman hall on
Monday evening, January 17. The af
fair Is expected to be a big success as
It marks a new line of activity on the
part of the club.
The banquet will be served In the
banquet hall of the lodge building ut
7:30 m., according to J. If. Ksten,
who Is chnlrman of the committee
handling arrangements. After the
guests have partaken of all the good
things to eat; they will adjourn to the
dancing floor where the rest of the
evening will be danced away.
Rules of me -hoot called for a
banquet to be given the winners by
the losers, but Inasmuch as the com
mittee finally ruled the shoot a draw
all hands got together ond decided
cn a banquet and dance. Those who
are assisting Mr. F.ste with arratlce
ments are; J. E. Elklns, R. C. Hay,
Earl Coutts, John I Voughan,. It. It.
Home and H. M. Hannvan.
ritfJKS Ml C'KNT TARIFF
WA8HIXOT0N, Jan. IS.- (A. P.
To atop the "enormous Importations
of Canadian wheat" Senator McCutn
ber of North Dakota, announced he
would ask for a tariff of probnbly SO
cents a bushel on wheat to be Includ
ed In the Fordney emergency tariff
ill Insteady of the duty of 30 cents ns
carried by a measure passed by the
A story of m'ullier-love of a long
chance taken by a son without fundi
Httd an addiction to the drug habit
government hospltul f.ir disease con
tracted while serving in (he navy dur
ing the world war is wuven Into the
cold details of the circuit court re
curd today which chronicles the pa
role of Kdgar I0kfp.Hrlck.
. Fllepatrlck was sentenced by Cir
cuit Judge (!. V. Phelps a few days
ago, to serve a maximum of two and
a half yearn In the slate penitentiary
for forgery. On Thursday lost he was
Indicted hy the Brand J'idy. lie was
arrested here Dec. 2t by the police
when he had passed one worthlesi
rheck on the St. George hotel and
had attempted a second di falsation on
a local clothing store.
Morphine fscil n Triiiljiiciit
"Pefuio tltn war ;' s never
In (rouble aUhyuuh he wns a bit wild
er than the rest of our family." Mrs. j
m. r iixpuiru-K, mntner or the young
man, told the district attorney in ask
ing for tho parole. She came here
from their farm near Boise, where,
she said, they were among the oldest
settlers and are respected citizens.
Following his return from service
Fitxpatrick wus treated in a govern
ment hospital for disease he contract
ed In service, Mrs. Fltzpatrlck toio
the district attorney. In treating him
morphine was used and he contracted
the drug habit. In an effort to cure
blm, he wns confined In the state san
itarium nt Orofino, Id., for six mon
th.:. According to her story, he had been
considered cured and was disc harged
by the superintendent. H was en
route from Ixwlston to his home near
llolse after his relase. Mrs. Fitxpat
rick had telegraphed him transporta
tion but th ticket was never called
for and the amount- wns returned to
her. Her son had heat his way frrm
Lewlatnn to Pendleton and landed
here without funds. It was while
here that he attempted to raise money
enough to carry him home.
Drujr Outfit Taken
A crude outfit for the use of drugs
wns taken from F'txpatrlrk when ar
rested. Since being confined in the
county Jnll for the fust two weeks,
however, he has been obliged to do
without. A clause in his parole says
he must abstain from the use of In
toxicants or drugs.
Mrs. Fitxpatrick nslied that she be
allowed to take her son to Idaho am"
put him to work on the farm. Her
wish will be granted If State Parole
Officer Pery M. Varney says the word
Hecaiise of her residence out of thr
jurisdiction of the local courts, Mrs
Fltxpntrlck could not be made dir
ectly responsible for her son. He was
paroled to Mr. Varney and he mav
make the order allowing Fttzpatrlck
to return to the family fold to tstnr!
once more to make good.
KrXMMiAMZK OA MR llWV.
SAI.KM, Jan. 13. (A. P.)
The house game committee has
decided to draft and report out
the bill reorganizing the fish and
game commission along lines to
be agreed on between sportsmen
und commercial fishing Interests.
Among the powers granted the
game commission Is the right to
open any closed season and close
'any open season at the!r d!srre
tlon. KPIXiAL ISODY MAV COY.
PAi.-EM, Jan. 13. (A. P.) A
special committee of five members
of the senate and five of the house
probably will be appointed to con
sider sll bills relative to reappor
tionment of ' representation for
several counties and also bills
dealing with the creation of new
congressional districts. The com
mittee was proposed In a resolu
tion in'roduced by Senator I'p
ton. Ixtlslatnrt- Adjourns.
SAI.KM, Jan. 13. (A. P.) Tho
legislature adjourned :it noon un
til Monday when it will convene
In a Jn'nt session to receive a
special metsagn from the gover
nor. Tho governor made no an
nouncement as to tho nature of
his mesrnge beyond saying It
deals with constructive state
ments. A-k $5 a Iny Pay.
BAf.KM. Jan. 13. (A. P.)
A joint resolution providing thtt
members of the eg luttire receive.
$5 a day not to-exceed 3n0 for
a session, and that $3 be cllowed
for every 20 miles traveled to
nnd from the legislature by mem
bers. Wotdil Itar I
A bouse bill us introduced
would prohih't the use of do;;s In
hunting China pheasants.
Would Alsdish Hoard.
I'plin introduced a bill In the
senate which would completely
abolish the state emergency
board. Other proposed biils would
change the personnel of the
board, eliminating the governor,
secretary of state nnd treasurer,
und replacing them with thr-e
members of the bous? ways and
Better Physical and Moral As
pects Urged Upon Council
and Citizens in Informal Ad
dress by George A. Hartman.
VALIDITY OF BONDS IS
WAITING OPJ OPINIONS
Condition of City Charter is
Such That Work of Provina
or Disproving Legality of Is
sue Slow, Warner Says.
A program constructive for tthe city
council and the citizens of Pendleton j
7l "'Km was outlined hy .Mayor
'feorge A. Hartman and discussed by
him and the members of the council.
In an Informal address to the coun
'II, the mayor declared that it is up
to that body and to the citizens in
: ( eneral to cooperate not onlv to better
I 'he city physically but to elevate the
I moral tone and to create sentiment
which will accelerate the. parcn ol
progress which can be kept up at lltt!e
I C.VJ( use.
CALLS AT OFFICE OF
1'OltTI.AM), Jan. 13.(A. P.)
The police are working on clues
as to the Identity of blackmailer
"Shadow" who sent threatening
letters to prominent men. Henry
Jennings, Jr., who received two
letters which he ignored, found on
. bis desk yesterday a note print
ed In Ink on the stationery of his
furniture company reading: "I
have been here. Shadow."
Admiral Gleaves, Commander,
Will Speed From Shanghai
to Investigate Alleged Mur
der by Japanese Soldier.
SALES TAX FOR
sHA.VRIMI, Jan. 13. (I. P.)
Admiral Gleaves, commanding the
American Asiatic squadron, is sched
uled to arrive here tomorrow aboard
a destroyer, en route to Vladivostok
to Investigate the killing of Lieutenant
W. ii. Langdnn, who was killed Hun
day while returning to his ship from
a visit ashore. He is said to have
heen shot in the back by a Japanese
Reports reaching here Indicate a
h g1! feeling among members of the
cru.ser Albany, of which Langdon
was chief engineer, and fears of trou
I ble are expressed.
Statement Issued 'Says the
Fight Between Lieuts. Far-
rell and Hinton Was Induced j
by Overwrought Minds.
MATTICE.' Ont Jan. 13 The tlirea
j American naval uaiiontata w ho ar-
. neu yesierouy rrom .Moose Factor
An aurllt of the city's records and I near where thev descended Dec U
' ccounts since I12, a recodifying of I left last night for c-nchrsne .h
.he city-H ordinances and publication j cawbound Canadian -National Express, cashier-' H VV Dickson
lne ""irter m up-to-date form were The fight between (.lent
,;m"" th moaMures recommpndi-il 1 rr.il n-i Hinton v.t,.., .
i " "" no action on the i cribed in a statement, to overwrought
j selection of a police chief was taken, minds induced "by their hardships
, the mayor Indicated in his talk that Und gruelling struggles."
he stands for a higher moral tonp In Tho .iim. i i. . t.-i...
I ondleton. said, was prepared at the direction ot
llond Opinion lacking jHinton and Farrell who had menden
Failure of Teal, Minor & Winfree, i'heir differences. The three officers
attorneys for Cars-tens & Kurles Co., viere together in the private car o(
f Portland, to provide City Attorney ' H. n. Way, divisional superintendent
Harold J. Warner with a copy ofjof the Canadian National railways,
their opinion on the- invalidity of the "On several occasions," the state
Jecent 122,'iuo bond issues by the city, rnent said, "after a long and tiresome
innce ueiinite action on that subject '.valk. one or two of us would become
impossible last night. Mr. Warner
I ilid that a copy of the opinion had
; I et n promised end probably would
(nriii-fc today. V,'hen"he receives this
grouchy ond at the slightbt disagree
ment would make a fuss. These quar
rels were just temporary disagree
ments and almost as (julcMyaa the
Pinion he will attempt to check up would start thty would end.
j on tho validity of the bond issue. "As commander of the balloon, I
j The condition of the city charter flew to .Moose Factory. I had per-
i nnd amendments snd ordinances is fc-t liberty t select any of the of-
mic1i, Mr. Warner, said, that it is diffi- facers at the station to accompany me
I cult to find a point from which to and authorization from the commanu-
M ir, lie declared tb.it he held ins officer. In picking my passeng
t'otilrt as to whether the Portland at- ers Ueutenant Hinton and Farrell, 1
lorneys had copies of the chartc. selected them because thev mere two
amendments, in which case, he opln-1 f my best friends and themselves
Col. James H. Raley was elected a
director of the American National
Hank at the annual stockholders'
meeting'last night, succeeding Robert
X. Slanfield, who will soon begin serv
ing as a United .States senator. Other
omcers ol the bank were reelected.
W. L. Thompson, president: J. n.
-McCook, vice president: U C. Scharpf.
cashier, and F.' E. Judd. F. S. Curl.
Tom Thompson, U L. Mann and H.
W. Collins, directors, were all re
elected. Col. P.aley was chosen a di
rector because of Irs long connection
with the institution and his ability to
serve at meetings, whereas Mr. 'Stan
field is expected to be absent during
much of the coming six years.
The bank reported that 1920 was its
most successful year. There were no
changes made except In the one in
stance of the directorate.
The new director was one of the
founders of the old Vmatilla, Loan &
P.eal Estate Co.. out of which the
American National has evolved
I has owned stock in the local bank
since its Inception, and witnessed the
laying of the first brick in Its present
building. His firm has served as at
torney for the institution since its be
ginning. Mr. Thompson, president, on
Tuesday was re-elected a vice presi
dent of the First National Bank of
Portland, which institution he joined
in September, 1919.
Member of House Ways and
Means Committee Says President-Elect
Features Plan in
Law Revision Program.
PUBLIC WELFARE POST
MAY NOT BE SET UP
Department Advocated at Con
vention Will Probably Be
Temporarily Abandoned for
Sake of Needed.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. (f. P.)
Harding is giving serious thought to
the sales tax as one of the moat Im
por(ant features of the revenue law
revision, according to representative
Isaac Bacharach, republican member
of (he house ways and means com
mittee, who conferred with the pre.,
sldent-elect at Marion.
May Ahanadan Plan
MARION. Jan. 13. (U. p.) Tern,
porary abandonment of a plan for the
department of public welfare la con.
sldered by Harding, due chiefly to a
demand for government economy.
During the convention, Harding de
clared for a department of public wel
fare, combing the machinery now
scattered around various executive de
partments, including the public health
service under the treasury department
the bureau of education In the inter
ior department and the child welfare
department in the department of la
bor. One argument against Introduc
ing the new department now la that It
would entail the expense of another
cabinet officer. Considerable addi
tional clerical force and probably tho
erection of large , building In Wash
ington. - ,
lUtOKKK ASSAILS ItH L.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. (A. P.)
ljslie Gates, former president of
the Chicago board of trade, told the
house agricultural committee that en
actment of the Capper-Tinchcr grain
futuiis 1,111 would "paralyze present
grain marketing machinery without
providing nn adequate substitute."
1. they may Pave made their opinion
f"om the orrina c pies of the charter
dating hack to lltofi.
l imit In Ordinance
"From the biter written by the
bond hous" it appears that the fault
1 cs '.vith the enabling ordinance," Mr.
Warner said. "if such is the case,
the ordinance would have to be re-
"ii'.iring the trip all of us have been
ready to make sacrifices for one an-
ther. We have fought our battles
as befits shipmates and the tradi
tions of Jhe navy. We have done our
best to uphold our own dignity as
well m that of the service. We always
will Lc bro'hers. Such petty quarrels
pealed, a new ordinance parsed and "s may have ocenred will not lessen
new lids called for the sale of the
"If thf bond issue is contrary to
the city charter, however, (he entire
procets would then be illegal and n
rev.- election would be necessary bc
f' ie the bonds could be sold."
The Portland attorneys said that
in their perusal of he charter they
round that tile city was empowered to
issue 30 year bonds at per cent in
terest, with the option of rcthins I
at 2u years. The bonds voted were cla red he had not intended it for
tor lrt years and draw 6 percent. Mr. publication and was sorry. Belief in
Warner said that in the lone copy of ibis statement was expressed by Far-
WHEAT SUFFERS LOSS
WITH CLOSE AT $1 .79
cur affect! n. Today after the first
real rest since W'e left Moose Factory
f'cuitif s patched up and our
friendship renewed, we cannot emph
asise too strongly that there is now,
and has not been any misunderstand
ing in our party other than of a pass- j library
The statement was signed by Lieu,
Hinton admitted he had written the
lett r th:t caused the quarrel but de-
Members of the Pendleton Parent-
Teacher Council will calba general
meeting of parents and teachers
shortly to discuss legislation which is
expected to come up in the Oregon i i,.,:.
Wl.l.f..,. 1. j-,,.,-, . Jul
r.. c, It uevKipu. at a meet-
(Cmttinncil on msre !.
(Continued on page a.)
ONE BUSINESS THAT IS "HOLDING UP."
HRE LOSS IN 1920 CUT TO $13,000 AS
Tendleton experienced a fire loss of i
but $13,000 for the year ending Dec.
31, 1920, compared to a liss of $93. -
220 In 1919, the annual report of Fire1
Chief W. K. Hlngold, read to the city
council Inst night, showed. The num
ber of flrei was also cut from h2 In
1910 to 33 In 1920.
Fire prevention propopnndn, which
has reached the people nnd resulted
In more precautions being taken. Is
given part of the credit for reducing
Pendlton'a fire loses. The inspection
of the city by the State Fire Marshal s
office In cooperative with the fire
department, la nlso considered n help
Added Fireman Asked
Addition of one paid fireman to the
department and adoption of the fire
marshal' report with regard to con
ditions In Pendleton were recommend
support given during the year 1920.
Equipment which was purchased, es
pecially the flro net, Is appreciated, he
Of the 33 alarms which were nn
t.wered during the year, 10 camo over
ilie .telephone and 17 over the tele
graph system of the department.
There were four false alarms. Seven
teen of the fires listed came under
the bend of carelessness nnd -were pre
vendible had caution heen taken, the
report shows. Such fires were caused
'y cigarette ashes thrown Into waste
baskets, persons smoking in bed.
building bonfires less (hen 30 feet from
n building with result that sparks
set fire to property, carelessness
around gasoline, lenvlns rubbish
where it mlsht take fire from over
beating or sparks, improperly flttlnr
tl by the chief. Statistics show that chimneys, boys playing with matches,
there should be one paid firemnn .for etc.
each lono population, but Pendleton Tho chief presented nn Inventory
at present Is considerably under that of eaulpment belonging to the riVparl
flgure. 1 i ment, valuing the whole nt $12, 77s.
The chief expressed hi thank tn The old truck and equipment on it Is
tha old city administration for the inventoried at $2000,
V -a - i -FP
7 v.fc .' ' ' 1 -' ' . y ; ' .
r ut . V
ing yesterday afternoon of the Parent-Teacher
council nt the countv
No date for the meetine was
j fixed, that detail being left in the
hands of a committee of which Mrs.
. O. McNary was named chairman.
R. E. Tucker, organizes for Com-'
munity Service, outlined his plan of
action for organization Pendleton for'
spare time recreation. The council
voted to join with the other commu
nity agencies already supporting the
plan, to have a mass meeting in the
near future to consider the program.
Mr. Tucker said today that the tin,.
for the proposed meeting was indef-1
Wheat suffered a decline today,
March wheat closing at $1.79, three
cents lower than yesterday' closing
and May w heat closing at $1.70 i-S.
over three cents lower than , yester
The following quotations are from
Oberbeck A Cooke, local brokers:
Open. High. Low. Close.
March 1.S2 1.84 14 1.79 7.79
l.TJH 1.0 1.70. t
.a .74V4 :
"! .TSH -i'S'.'.
.49 H .48 H .48i'i
.47 .48 ;
May 1.56 1.57 1.53 1.53 It
Slay .75 .74 .74
London, 370 3-4.
Canada. 14 3-4 discount.
N'. Y. Money, 6' per cent.
(From Overbeck & Cooke Co.)
Wheat displayed strength during
the forenoon, but the market - wa '
more two-sided than for the past aev- "
oral days and shortly before the close
a sharp decline took place on selling
Pendleton will be the scene of the ' -Lj.00.' tra'ier,' W,h. reKardert the r
annual convention of ,h. i!L. e nt advance as Mg sufficient for
Teacher Associations of Oregon this
year. Mention of this convention "was
made at yesterday's meeting but fix
ing of a date was deferred.
the time being and were encouraged
in their operations by the fuilure of
I exporters to follow the advance.
There was nothing particularly slg
nificent in the days news budget,
which if anything was slightly in fa
vor of holders. All markets reported
a good domestic milling demand, ac
companied by statements from lead
ing milling interests that the flour
business is showing u marked Improvement.
L. I Rogers was elected a director
tor the Inland Kmpire Hank this
morning at the annual stockholders
meeting of that institution. Me will
serve on the board in place of Doug
Ins Pelts, who has been making his
residence) in Long Peach. Cul., for the
benefit of his health.
Other directors who have served the
bank since its organization here in
litl9 were reelected by the stockhold
ers. The directors will meet at i
o'clock Friday evening to choose their
Will H. liennett. former state sno-
jerintrndent of banks, who purchased
.tne Interest of c. H. Wailes. vice pre
jsident and cashier, w.is also voted a
I director this morning. It is expected
that at the election of officers tumor
J row night he w ill he seated as vice
'president Whether another ice pre
j s'dent will be cle ted to serve in Mr.
Pelts' absence remains with the dir
ectors. j The report of J. v. Moloney, pre
sident, was read and eeceptcd by the
! stockholders. The growth of th.
j bank's business was declared to have
, vc.-eied expectations and to have
.been both rapid and substantial.
, The directors ns now- constituted,
jr- ns follc-wx- U 1. lingers. Alfred
jSchneiter, William niakely. J. W. Mi
loney and Will H. liennett.
CATTI.i: MAKkKT STEADY.
IOKTLAl, Jan. 1J. (A. P.)
Cattle are steady, hogs are lower at
$11.50 to $12; sheep are steady: egg
an firm, and butter is weak, with a
lower tendency. '
Reported by Major Lee Mooi house,,
weather observer. ., J
Friday rain or
snow ; warmer