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CITY OFFICIAL PAPES
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 9, 1921.
STATE BOWS PLAN WOULD COST $6,513,650 DECLARES WHITE
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POWER MOVE IS
Executive Committee of Newly
Formed Association Called
by Chairman for Meeting in
Pendleton on Saturday.
Information Received Shows
Minimum Power at Umatilla
Rapids More Than Sufficient
for Entire 0-W. R. & N.
To fake further action towards urg
ing the development of hydro electric
power at Umatilla rapids the executive
committee of the power alte aHaocia
tion haa been called to meet at tho
Commercial Association room In Pen
dleton at 1:10 Saturday it was an
, nounced today by Judge a. W. Phelps,
"The object of tha executive commit
tee meeting will bo to discuss pluna
for enlarging the organisation, talk
over legislation and take steps In con
nection with the meeting to he held
In Walla Walla February J. The en
tire personnel of the executive com
mittee haa not yet been named by
Judge Phelps who is taking great care
to secure a representative, working
organisation. , -
A lm out dail) conference of leaders
In the move have been held during the
week. The resolutions adopted last
Saturday are being' forwarded to
Washington and to the various state
officials In Oregon and Washington.
Memorials have been prepared for
adaption by the legislature of the two
states and there haa been much discus
ion of desired legislation creating a
state hydro tiecfrtt- chmrrflSslon rhat
can deal with the rederal water power
Jt la the plan of the association to
send one or more men to Portland and
Balem to lay the wishes of the erganl
antlon before legislators. Fred Stol
wer. chairman of tho legislation com
mittee, will leave for western Oregon
the latter part of the week and It is
possible Judge Phelps and others may
go to the scene In person.
fxmlil Operate O. W. It A X. Co.
Since the meeting Inst Saturday ad
ditional Information throwing more
light on the need of power develop
ment on the Columbia hns been re
reived here. A pamphlet on Water
Power Issued by the Harris Trust
Pavings Hank of Chicago gives much
rata and among other things declares
that all the railroads of the western
states may be electrified and yet
scarcely touch the total hydro electric
power available In this region. It Is
Mated In the phnmnhlet thnt 5000
horse power will suffice for the ope
ration of 100 miles of single track rall-
road. On auch a bas's the minimum
m-timintis Dower at Umatilla rapids
could operate the entire O. W. It.
N. system with abundant power lert
for other needs.
WHY USE A SACRED FUND TO
BUY SOMETHING THE CITY
ITSELF, SHOULD BUY?
The suggestion la made, and it haa the thoughtless support of some very
good people, that the TH Taylor memorial fund be diverted from the purpose
for which It wan raised and be used to buy a piece of land for the City. There
la some camouflage that this bit of laria be called a park and that It have u
cannon on the ground to prove it is a park.
Is the suggestion a ''proper one; la it in line with honesty; is It in acc ord
wlih the Pendleton aplrlt of which we all talk so much and arc so proud?
Certainly not. . 1 .
The Taylor memorial fund was raised to honor the memory of Til Taylor,
the best sheriff the northwest ever ktrew, who risked his life for 20 years in
tho cause of peace and order in this territory and was finally killed In the
line of duty. The first subscriptions to that fund came to the East Oregonian
and they were from a wide range of territory, including men in Canada, Port
land, Chicago and Umatilla county. Those donations were all prompted by
a fervent desire to honor the memory of our sheriff nnd do ll right. It was
the belief that a srutue of Til Taylor on horseback would be erected and prac
tically all of the SlS.ouo raided was given with this Idea In view. The idea Is
a good one and cannot be surpassed because it provides a direct way of keep
ing tho vision of Til Taylor before us and hia record la worthy of commemo
ration in this manner.
A H.U.F WAV SIKAKl UK
The suggestion of a piece of land instead of a statue la immature. It Is
u huif way measure and It Is not the Pendleton habit to do thingN by half. Pro
vide a Ta lor park and 20 years hence people will not know whether that park
is In honor of Til Taylor. T. C. Taylor, H. J. Taylor or Borne other Taylor. Fur
thermore, the city would always be under the suspicion of having used a
Hatred fund for a purpose not Intended by the donors. Why rink such odium?
If there Is some land the city should own, let us buy it on the square. The
people are ready and'willlng to do this. They voted three to one to buy the
vacant block near the Catholic church. They will buy any other land ihat
is needed and that Is the way such tracts should be purchased. When the
eity owns land In Us own right it can use that land aa the occasion demands,
for parks, schools', playgrounds or other purposes and can sell a tract If deslr
i.ble to do so. Dedicate a block of land as a memorial and we lose control
of It and cannot usj It In accord with changing needs.
m itra.vtj itiTicisicn
Pendleton Is now being criticised for fulling down with the movo to honor
Til Taylor. A prominent Portlander w ho helped greatly In raising money for
the fund asked last Saturday what had come over the city. What would
people think If It were unnounced we had decided to use the money to buy
something for ourselves? 4
The Intentions of those suggesting the park idea are doubtless good. Thev
mean to be practical. But they overlook the impropriety of trying to use a
loemotiul tuuu lor ''practical purposes.'
L'he the Taylor memorial fund for the purpose Intended. If there is not
euffictent money on hand there soon will be. The fund Is drawing interest
and donations continue to arrive. There need be no lack of money because
scores of people who donated to the fund would rather double their subscrip
tion than see the fund misused.
To Use the Taylor fund to buy something th;it the city Itself should buy
would besmirch the name of Pendleton. It would not be good policy or good
business. It would be unfair to the donors and shamelessly unfair to the mem
ory of a brave officer who sacrificed his life to protect the men, women and
children of this region from the acts of lawless men. .
IT IS TIME FOR THE FRIENDS OF TIL TAYLOR TO RISE
UP AND HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS SUB
JECT. i.i:;;io. ikn makk phmal
NOTE Indignant denials are made today by members of the American
legion thnt the legion haa asked the war dc artment for a cannon to ' place
upon Til Taylor park" as reported by :i morning i.ewspaper. P. I. Idlemnn,
post commander, and O. Z. l'undall. deputy prosecuting attorney and ad
jutant of the local legion post, say the report is ful.se and that the legion has
tuereiy asited for a cannon to be B-J on some suituble spot here and has
taken no official action regarding the TU Taylor memorial.
Greatest Commercial Fight of
All History; Involves Three
Most Powerful Corporations
and Whole World Supply.
CRISIS recogmzed IN
UNITED STATES SENATE
ONE-PIECERS FOR CHILDREN ONLY
GET NO SALARY LIFTS
IF SENATE BfLL GOES
Roar of Protest Arises From
Friends of Assessor and Su
perintendent at Action by
Senator Phelan Says Unless a
Wise Policy is Adopted Am
erican Merchant Marine and
Navy May be Minus Petroleum.
VY HAROLD D. JACOBS
.(Copyright United press.)
NEW YORK, Feb. 9. The greatest
commercial war of all time Is being
waged for control of the world's sup
ply of petroleum. Directly. It involves
the three most powerful of all corpor
ations the Standard oil croup on one
side, the Anglo-Persian and the Royal
Dutch -Shell groups on the other. In
directly. It Involves the governments of
the United Stales. Britain and possibly
France and Holland.
All Concern Affected
In addition, every Independent con
cern, both foreign and American, is af
fected, and many of the smaller na
tions of the world which have oil
fields within their boundaries, are be
ing made to feel this struggle politi
cally and economically. Dr. Van H.
Manning, acting head of the Ameri
can petroleum Institute, emphasized
the vital importance of the oil situa
tion In an exclusive Itnerview with the
' "The oil problem of the future wont
be in finding markets but in finding
sources of supply," he said. ' "It is
certain the United Slates wiN have to
obtain a portion of Its supply frpni
outside territories. It is of supreme
consequence, therefore, that there he
an "open door" policy throughout the
Araii-os Si nme
.WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. (IT. P.)
Senate action to gain information on
the world oil situation and its bearings
on America's commercial and diplo
matic relations with other nations,
wllj be demanded shortly. Senator
Phelan announced. Te told the Unit
ed Press tt crisis was at hand In the
oil situation and unless a wise policy
was adopted without delay, he stated,
the American merchant marine and
navy would be without adequate fu
ture supplies of pil.
l'helan's first step will be to ask for
action on the resolution calling on the
Ista'e department for Information con
cerning discriminations said to be
i practiced against American oil men
TTTilJ TT-,. e. TO ... J J I
""cam twuui-u uu nPsirlmt to .ipvlon foreign fields and
Walla Waila Branch, Oregon 'nqulrlng what l-a been. done to pro-
, J 1 AITIiTU-ail iiinn. nine in if
Highway Covered !IW to prevent foreigners from takinir
WASHINGTON. Feb. (U. P.)
Resumption of trade with ltuss'a will
reduce bread prices In the United
Slates and Argentina, but resumption
noon la possible only by America ex-lendin-
large credits. Arthur Bullnrd,
chief of the llusslan .division of the
state department, told the house for
eign relations committee. Bollard ex
plained that nussla. If revived by this
trade, can. as before the wnr, supply
western Europe with two-thirds ot
her breadstuffs and relieve the Euro
pean demand upon Argentine and Am
'Oross unfairness against two under
paid county officials ia being charged
agutnst the Umatilla county -salary
raising bill introduced in the state sen
ate yesterduy by tho Umatilla county
delegation. The two aggrieved offi
cials are Assessor Hawkes and County
School Superintendent Green. Friends
of these men assert they are the most
underpaid men In the court house,
when their duties are considered, and
resentment Is nhown at the fact the
salary raising bill includes no advances
for these men. The measure Introduc
ed yesterday rnisea the Judge's salary
to 2400; sheriff to J3000; treasurer
to 12000; clerk to 24O0 and the re
corder to J2000. The assessor's sal
ary lx left at $1500 a year and the
school superintendent at $1800. The
school superintendent is one of the
lowest paid schoolmen in the county
and draws a smaller salary than the
principal at Meachnm. The assessor
Foot Deep in
Heportcd by Major I.cc Moorhousc
weather observer. -
.Rainfall. .20 of aninch.
Twenty-htindredths of an inch rain
fall last night swelled the creeks in
this vicinity, causing several to ovct;
flow their banks, and cripple trans
portation temporarily. Cessation of
the rainfall this morning lowered the
streams and returned conditions to
Wild Horse creek flooded the rail
road tracks on the Walla Walla branch
last evening and softened most of the
hridgo approaches between Adams
and here. In places tho ' Oregon-
Washington highway was covered
with water nnd mud Is a foot deep in
places today along the road. ' It was
not damaged by the high walfer, how
ever, County Commissioner It. , E.
Dean declured today.
High water In Tntullla creek ngnln
caused a flood In the west end of Pe.n
dleton. The county bridge ecross the
our oil or possessing our oil lands " he
said. "The president should be em
powered lo lay an embargo and the
"tnte's should deny ownership toal-iena."
Halnf.'ill Is .20 of Inch.
Ila'n last night and early thl3 mor
nine, totaled .20 of an inch, accord
ing to the report of Major I.ee Moor
house, off.clnl weather observer. The
Maximum today is 55 and the mini
mum 4!. while the barometer regis
ters 39. S 2, giving indication of clearer
i : ' I
M"W f f- .
SALE! E SI ll
CREATES 19 NEW
Provide Preliminary Survey for
Interstate Bridge, False
Statements Regarding Banks
Budget System Attended to.
OF TWO COMMISSIONS
Want Overseer to Send Humor
ist Who Can Stand the Gaff,
Man Proposed Was Saved
From Terrible Death by
Joint Roads and Highways
Committees Agree on Li
cense Measure for Motor
Vehicles Based on Weight
SALEM, Feb. 9. (A. P.)
Adjutant General White at a
hearing on the bonus bill, said
34.430 ex-service men in the
state would be entitled to the
bonus Should everyone re
ceive cash, the total would be
. Consolidation Rilled.
SALEM, Feb. . (U. P.) The iwn-
Simple one-piece suits laced In the front, for the children, and skirted ate hit its stride In definitely dispoa-
suits for women are fashion's latest a t Palm Beach. Social leaders this sea- I Ing of a total of fourteen bills, pass-
Eon are not favoring scant form-fitti.i b- suns for women and older girls. ing thirteen and killing one the pro
Shown here is Mrs. William De Cam p of N'ew York and hei" daughter In ; posed consolidation of the department
latest suits, at Palm Beach. J of sealer of weight and measures
with the dairy and food commission.
Senator Patterson, who introduced
the bill following a recommenda
tion covering the proposed conaollda-
i tion made by Governor Olcott In hie
j message, was able to convince only
j senators Banks, Oill, Porter, Ryan and
ltitncr of tho wisdom of the proposed
The Joint roads and highways com- t
miuees have tacitly agreed now that
the license system for motor vehicles
be based on weight only. Speed lim
it for pleasure cars will remain at 3t
Interstate Briitro Bill Signed.
8ALDM, Feb. 8. (A, P.) Among
the 13 measures enacted by the legis
lature and signed by the governor are '
the following: The Norblad bill pro
viding for a prellinlnn survey for In-
and the two Dennis bills, one relat
ing to the circulation of false state
ments as to the standing or reputa
tion of banks and the other relatln
to conviction of minora. Also the
Patterson bill creating a state budget
commission. The house bills paswd
and signed include a measure by
Marsh providing for licensing of nur
serymen and their agents, one by Ku
bli defining criminal syndicalism and
sabotage and providing punishment.
Labor IUI1 Postponed
SALEM. Feb. 9 (A. P.) The
house today indefinitely postponed
Hosford's bill repealing sections of
Oregon statutes known as "labor bill
of rights." legalising picketing. The
senate passed bills increasing the sal
aries of officials of Lake, Deschutes,.
Statement of High Official Was
Carefully Considered Speech
Approved by Government,
Not Meant in Alarmist Way.
LONDON, Feb. 9. (U. P.) Warn-
i ing by the official of the British tor- , terstate bridee across
-41 ' "" '"- ' jeign oITice that Britain and. America
Only a person with a sense of humor migi, drift nto war caused a
will be able to save New York from great sensation in Kngland as. in the
sin. Deaconesses Helen Buhmann and i'nitel States. "There's been a drift
Belle Schellor, whom Overseer Volivawe rannot afford to ignore," the lal
recently sent to New York as the ad- ijy ev.-s declared.
vance guard of evangelists, w ho were This newspaper has published ex
to rescue that city from the devil, be- i tracts from the foreign office spokes-
i . . , . . . .
man s siaieniem, us cuuieu uacn.
lieve this and have written Voliva,
asking him to send an evangelist who
has a "funny bone." The overseer Is
planning to send Theodore Dreyer,
noted for "Joke cracking" in the face
of rebuffs. "He has such a pronounc
ed sireak of humor he would no
doubt make good in New Y'ork as dis
couragements would not hurt him
any," the deaconnesses wrote Vollva.
Dreyer, according to headquarters
here, has been a member of Voliva's
church for several years. He joined
after a miraculous rescue from death
by a black cat. According to the story,
Dreyer dropped exhausted one day on
England from America, where the
warning was first printed. It is
learned the statement was a carefully
considered speech which had been ap
proved by high government officials.
It was reiterated today to the United
Press that the phrase "Anglo-American
relations are more strained than
appears on the surface" summarizes
the situation adequately, but not in
an aljlrmist way.
Cannot Iiamrc lrift.
"There has been a drift we cannot : Jefferson and Crook counties.
ignore," said the News. "The points
i in controversy over oil, naval rivalry.
a railroad track. The black cat came cables and Anglo-Japanese alliance
up and purred agninst his face, ll j need no seeking, but there is not one
awoke him just as a flyer was ap-
I preaching at a milo a minute and en
abled him to jump to safety. He -still
has the cat.
Hccoiiiinciid Prasilc Anti-.Tnp Bill
OLYMPIA, Feb. . tU. P. I Pas
su en of n draslie. n nl aim nese. bind
hill t; nn n immislv w:i reei.mmemi .
ed to the Washington legislature by
the house committee on Immigration.
Fish nil! Passed.
Tho senate passed two Norblad" fish
bills jesterday, also the free text book
and Port ot Portland bills. The lat
ter ia now ready for the governor's
To Hear StanlVld.
SALEM, Feb. 9. (A. P.) The
house and senate arranged for a Joint
session to bear the. address of Sena
tor-elect Sanfield at 2;J0 this after-
of them that ou-rht seriously to com
promise the good understanding that
has traditionally existed between the i
Americans here are mystified at thej
meaning of the warning. Inslstance of I
the government official that there was
a divergence of American and Brit-1
i ish views that was creating tension 1 nool'
I wai rounding to them. i Ol.Xt Signs 1 1 More.
I LONDON, Feb. 9. (A. F.) Thei SALEM. Feb. 9. (A. P,.) The gov
I foreign office denied responsibility I ern5r s'tmed It more bills Including
(Continued on page (.)
(Continued on page R.
FEMININE KNICK-KNACKS IN
AMERICA MORE EXPENSIVE
THAN U. S. OCEAN DEFENSE
.., WASHIXUTOX, Fen
OFFERS 10 IMBfliSF--"
for the statement on Anglo-American
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. I By Ralph j
F. Couch, U. P. Staff Correspondent.)
American women are spending for
beautiflers and candy enough to pay
the entire cost of the nation a naval
program, Including construction of
icw ships. Feminine ktilck-knncks dur
ng 1921, cost approvlmlitely (500,000,-
000. govern mcnt records show. Tho
cost of tho navy for 1921 will be $343
utlO.ftfli) unless present appropriations
ire Increased. . Tho 1 1'lo habit of
milady. America of powdering her nose
luat vear cost about $50,000,000 or
moiiKh to build a giant dreadiiaught
ind leave fifteen millions hcsldea.
ArilOn" I'rom Knir hero
perfume cosmetics, scented soaps,
(iwelry, diamonds, and ostrich fenth-
are now pouring Into the l tilted
to make American women more beau
tiful and attractive. The government
collects something like $60,000,000 a
year In a 10 percent tax on most of
tho things American women use.
U, S. Itigxrst Candy User
America is tho only country In the
world where tho candy consumptioi
runs into millions. During 1920, the
American candy bill was In the neigh
borhood of v $180,000,000. 'Approxl- j
matcly $1R,000,000 worth of chew-ins
I gum was bought in tho United States
In vpnr. niumnnds are cominr Into
this country at the rate of $l,nfl,ot
n year and perfumes at $5, 00.000.
Feathers for hats and funs Inst year
bought abroad cost $3,000,000. A
hundred millions were spent on furs.
$tK2.000.ona on leivelrv nnd Jtfi.OOO,-
i I na are now pouring into me i nueu i;.-.i'i!."ti on jewenv mm .n',""",
Slaves from every country In the world 000 on toilet soaps and powders. , I
' Feve'i thousand del'nrs worth
of the city's proposed fire equip-
ment bonds will be purchased at
90 cents on the dollar by the
First Nn'ional Pank of this city
If the other banks will take a
like amount at similar terms.
Willingness to take half of the
$11 000 Issue at several points
higher than was hid by out of
town firms was expressed today
l.y O. M. nrt-e, vice president 'of
Pendleton stands to lose a
great deal more by fire loss
from inadeouate equipment than
by selling the fire bonds at the
flKiire bid.fJn Mr. Rice's opin-
Ion. The possibility of an in-
crease In insurance rates here
looms also as a far bigeer fuc-
tor than the few hundred dollars
-the city will lose on the sale of
bonds at 90. The bids opened
last Wednesday nicht averaged
The 1S0O0 In park bonds. It is
underr-teod, need not be sold at
once but may "tie taken care of
out of the general fund If neces-
snry. Aclion on the bond mat-
ter Is due to come before the
DOWN OmiOllATION 15II.I,
WASHINGTON, Feti 9. ( I", r.) i relations made to the American cor-
on committee respondent by one of the highest Brit-
report on the I ish officals coKaaj-d in Anglo-Amer-
g immigration I '''"n apt'.iirs. The foreign office an-!
tor a year. The committee will meet j nouncement, however, did not deny;
I tomorrow to frame substitute legsla-i the statement made, mostly declnin:
'tlon. ti- ace-t T-rsoo'isliiilltv for it.
the port of Portland and
road committee measures.
FIERCE FIRE AT ADAMS THIS
MORNING DESTROYED GARAGE
ADAMS, Ore., Fen. 9. Through
fire ihat broke out at 10.30 this morn
jing and burned quickly and furiously
the Adams Garage with all Its contents
was destroyed in less than half an
hour. The garage was owned b
j Hunch Pros, who operated it. It was
full of cars at the time and so fiercely
I did the flames rage that none ot the
I care could be taken out.
I The first started through the iRiii
Ition In some manner of a can ot oil
near one of the cars Inside the garage.
Reports brought here by persons
who Nil. the fire are that seven
eight cui-s kept In the garage were re
moved safely. J. U Shannon, county
roadmuster, and other men assisting,
drive the cars out, the repoi-t said.
The blucksuiith shop, adjoining tho
'garage anil owned by Hunch Urot ti
ers, was saved, according to a phone
message from liiwrence Litualbn.
WOMAN KILLS FIANCEE,
AND ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. (A. 1'.) -The
house immigration bill which
would virtually stop Immigration for
a year was disapproved today by the
senute immigration committee & to i.
The committee agreed to adopt a sub
stitute tomorrow restraining Immigra
tion on a percentage bati. It would
provide that the number of aliens of
any nationality who may be admitted
in any year shall be limited to 6 per
cent of the number of persona of such
nationality In the United States. It
would become effective April 1st.
Wont litclikt FvcrjtMNly.
Japanese. Chinese, CunudUtns, Ctl-
Mexicans and the citizens of
LOS ANGKLFJ. Feb. 9. (U. P.)
"I couldn't live without him. 1 could
not get along w ith him," Mrs, Fdithibans,
Luudberg. 2.", widow, is reported tojsouth and central America would not
have gasped as a motive for the alleg- be Included in the operation of the
oil killing of U F. Worden, Jr., sales-1 proposed sulmtituto of the lmmlr
niitn and for attempting afterward to : lion bill.
commit suirldo. She lies at the point j
of death In the hospital. The shooting
occurred last night in front of her
hon.e after shp had quarreled with
Worden. her fiancee. It was reported.
She shot Worden twice, then turned
the gun on herself. Mrs. I.undberg
was n stenographer at the hall of rec
tuuu: .ppitoriiiNu okMUj
NKW VCKK. Fell. 9. (A. I'.
trail trade condition are rapidly ap
pruathlug normal and are dally Im
proving. Salmon P. Hall, president of
the national retail drg"d asw" !
tlon told a convention of that orni