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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
DAILY EAST o'4jy, PENDLETON, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 12, 1921
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HOUSE DEFEATS IRRIGATION BILL 11 TO 43
THEATER COSTING $80,000 WILL
Greulich & Matlock Announce
Tentative Agreement With
Parker & Banfield for New
Amusement Palace on Main.
PIPE ORGANWILL BE
ONE OF ITS FEATURES
Building 50 byloO Feet Will
Have Balcony and Seat 850
Persons; Plan for Big Opera
. House Not Abandoned
A new vaudeville and motion picture
theater to seat &0 persona and to
coal when completed. 380. 000. will be
reeled on the went aide of Main atreet,
near Webb, beginning April I. Ureu
llch Matlock, owners "of the l'en
dletnn Amuaement Co., today an
nounced. Tentative agreement with
Parker A Hanfleld, contractor, of
l'orlland, for tha construction nf the
amusement houae were reac hed to
day. Tenanta In the buildings now on
the property were recently ordered to
vacate by March 11.
The new thenter will be BO feet
frontage hy 100 feet deep ' nnd will
rise where the present T. P. Pnfe,
Clover I-eof Dairy, White Doughnut
Lunch, Leedy Cigar Store and c.em
Jewelry now aland. Hemovnl of theee
atom building will begin April t and
axcavallnn In renr for the foundation
of the theater mar eirt ewi snfiiKT.
The building will be devoted ex
diiiutv in theater nurlioeeaa " ('. O.
MathM'k, one of the ownera. today aald.
"There will be a main rioor nn nai
cony. seating In all 350 persons. Com
fortable upholstered opera chalra will
be Inatalled. Particular attention will
be given to a heating and ventilating
Plpo Organ to lie Bought.
A pipe organ will he one of the fen
turea of the new theater now lacking
In other house here. An Instrument
of the laleat type will be ordered and
If, with the seat will represent $"
OHO of the $30,000 Investment, Mr.
In explaining why thev are go n
ahead with pinna to build a picture
ahow house on the Main street prop
erty Instead of on the location for
merly chosen for a big road show
theater. Oreullch ft Matlock stated
that at this time It Is Impossible for
them to obtain sufficient capital for
the more costly opera bouse. 1 ney
nave not. however, abandoned plans
for mh n audition laler.
"We have been approached bv own
era of the largeat chain of theater In
the northwest, seeking to purchase a
part Interest In our holdings here' the
local men stated. "We feel conf de t
in saying that the lsr.er b," " ,n!
built in the aprlng of 1923. W h the
picture theater about to be built and
the addition of the larger oner, hour,
later, we are confident that the om-usem.nt-lovlng
purll- of reudle rtn
Will have two Ihealers nn to the
alandord bf theaters ln cities much
larger than Pendleton."
Mutton A Whitney Draw Plan.
aitttfitl Mr Whiinev. architects, of
preparing the plans for
the new theater. Parker A Unnricui
will do the costrucllon. C. J. Park
er, senior partner of the firm, was
(Continued on n
8 YEAR OLD GIRL TALKS
FOR WEEK, WITHOUT SLEEP;
HEALTH GOOD; DRS. PUZZLED
- Reported by Major Le. Moorhouse,
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS
TO FURTHER PLANS LOOKINGI
TO UMATILLA RAPIDS POWER
professor puts new
(Roentgen Ray Rejuvenates Bro
ken Down "Dancing Chicks'
-Feminine Fountain of Youth
is Finally Discovered.
VIENNA. Feb. 12. (C. P.) "Nw
chnrti girl for old" may result from
professor llol.knccht' use of the
roentgen ruy for "rejuvenation" of
women, he indicated In discussing his
discovery with a rcpresenative of thi
I'nlted Press. Ifolzknecht declared he
had already aiicceedert IhroiiKh hi
treatment In bringing hack youth U
an actress, formerly a Binder only of
ineluncholy songs, who now haa be
come a soubrette as u result of ap
plication of the ruy. HI uso of the
roenlKen ruy caiiftea Improvement lit
both menial and bodily functions of
women, ho wild.
TAXES TO BE PAID IN
1920. SAYS ASSESSOR
Figure Includes Various State,
Irrigation District, and Sub
division Levies; School Tar
Forms Big Item.
I'mnillla county will pay, In (axes or
all kinds, tl.SM.nu.ft, according lo
Ihe completed roll of 1S20 taxes, com
pleted todny by It. O. Huwks, njwessor.
and ready for transfer to the sheriff on
Monday for collection. This figure In.
'lodes the various state And subdivi
sion levies, as well as special Irriga
tion district taxes whlrh are purely lo
The total of county and state taxes
Is s'JS.I02.7S and comprmes the chief
Hem. The next Important item is the
special school vtax of $4 1, 2.81.
I'nlon high school districts are on the
list for $42,977.(12. The various towns
and cllle In I'matilla countv have
levied cltv taxes of Jl.19.68d. 72. The
county high school tuition fund tails
for a tax of $37,911.72. .
The rmatilla Drainage district
which affocls territory about Ftanfleld
has a levy of $25rn.9n. Fire patrol,
tald only hy owners of forest lands,
totals $1045.92. The John Day Irrl
w,tr,M ir'ct ;w taxes In this county
of $3207.00. Hermlston Irrigation
olsinct totals $1973. S2, Wcslbind Irrl
gallon district. $1701.77, and West
tixt.-nslon district $4609. .
These Hems, totaling $l.r51,013.44,
nre placel in the hands of the sheriff
for collection. The first halt of this
large amount must he paid between
now and April . hlle the second
I'M II in II lit' ".A ,11, nn ......
PORTLAND, Feb. 12. (A. P.)
Livestock weak, eggs firm and butter
WAt KEGAN, 111., lVb. 12. (P
p.) phv.slcians here are puzzled over
the case of Minim Rublnd, eight-year-old
daughter of a wealthy department
store owner, who has talked constant
ly for a week. 1 luring that time sb
iioi-n't slept, except tor 2 hours Mon
lay night. During her sleep she con
tinned to talk. Doctor say the child
a In good health mid are unable to ex
plain her condition. One theory ad
vanced is the talking spell Is a fore
runner of sleeping sickness.
The girl Is wrd to realize her condl
'lon and Is not worried. Her conditi
on la rationnl for that of a child. She
bilks constantly about dolls, doll',
clot hen, school and dancing. Physici
ans ordered the child to remain in bed
In hope she might drop off lo slcei
and stop talking. Kilt she rontimie
to remain wide uwake nnd laugiu
when something uiniises her fancy.
.1 f MTI'ATION" KFIMOVS.
TOKIO, Feb. 13. IT'. P.I' Itefus.i
of Americans to recognixe the rihl of
Japir.ese Loops to polite Vladivostok
I I developing a serlou situation the
I Tokio newspaper Asashl said,
Members of the executive committee
of the rmutillu rapids power h.Ih an
Kociut.on are holding their first formal
s skIoii here today In the rooms of thb
Commercial Association with Jude (;.
W. I helps in the c:iulr. The entire
committee has not yet been named
however and further additions to the
committee aro to be announced later.
The lime this afternoon is heiiitf de
voted to nlH?iiBing the meeting to lie'
held nt Walla Walla next Saturday, to
various aspect of the) legislative mea
sures ill sired from the states of (Ire
Ron and Washington rind to other
ioil)t:i in coniKH'tion with the move to
brinr about pwer developmert at
Among those present at the session
'oduy axide from Judge I'helps are
!'. A. McMenen. Heppner; Wllliiini
Warner, Alderdale, Wash.; J. M. Kyle,
Ktunfleld; eorge Ilarlman nnd I a;
.oocr.in, Pendleton; J. M. Crawford
3nd Hen Stone, Walla Walla; T. H.
Kwnyxe, Hermlston, and E. B. Aldrich.
A definite stay towards carrying out
the legislative program of the power I
t;ite association wan taken at Bulom
f sterdav when President Itoy V. Hit
her of the senate introduced a senato
olnt resolution urging the federal
1 iavot commission to mnke an Investi
gation of I'lnatilla rapids with a view
o development of this power by the
The rt'solution Introduced by Ken
.ilor Kltner carries wtroni; arguments
uttlng forth the merits of the project
and why the federal government
hoiild tal'e action
A similar measure w.ll be placed I
Wore the legislature of Washington, i
DENTISTS OF EASTERN
Dentists from l aker, Iji
Kntcrpro-e, I'endM ton and l'ilot llock j
vi. Ill meet at Iji tirunde this evening;
for the pin pose of organising the I
L'nsttrn Oregon District Dental So
ciety. A similar organization was
formed aeveral years ago but during
the war was allowed to lapse, owing
to the ahFnce of many of Its members
in army service. '
The purpose of the body is to be
chiefly educational, according to Dr.
I.. D. Idleman. of this city, one of the
organizers. Clinics will be held from
tune to tune and well known speak
ers will be called to address the meet
ing. Membership will not ne comin-
ed to the cities named but several
from other towns are expected to
A hnnniet end meeting the Sum
mer hotel o'clock tonight will be
held by the dentists. Those planning
to at end from here will depart on No
IX i his evening. The list Includes: Dr
M. S. Kern Dr. L D. Idleman, Dr. F.
'.. inarnm. Dr .1. shn Dr. H t.
Hannvan iind Dr. D. P. Hilt, and from
pilot Hock, Dr. Schneider.
Wide Variance of Opinions,!
Fnrr.wr flrlwicorc flofcnrll
wi uibi nuildUil vlllliUj
Attitude as "Peace Lord," I
Others Ridicule Such Idea, j
IT INSULT TO GERMANS
"Still Believes Existence
Through God But People are
Glad They're Not 'Blessed'
by Him," Says Tageblatt.
HY CAItl, D. GROAT
(1'r.ltrd Pre: Slaff Correspondent.)
Hr;HLTX. Feb. 12. The Interview
with the ka'ser eauw-d the greatest
wnsatlon throughout Gfrmnny. The
widest variance of opinions were ex
pressed. Former advis"rs of the kaiser
defended hb attitude as a "peace
lord," wh'le others treated his state
ments with ridicule and anger. Freld
rich Stamfer, editor of the Vorwai its
r"eelared "it it In accordance with the
well known tactlessness of the former
kaiser that hT, living abroad and
speaking to a foreigner, should Insult
the Herman people."
"The kaiser is Mill obsppsfd with the
Idea thai he exists through the grace
of Cod, but the Herman people arc
than-fnl they are no longer 'bless d'
"'ith him," Krich Dombrowskv. Oer-
! man author, wrote in the Tageblatt.
Co int Von Tteveptlow CNpreweii re-
ret the'. Wilhclm had become the ob-
ct nt world-wide discuss'on. He do
ormer emperor riisht in
er wished war." "Din.
In? th divs before the outbreak of
.hostilities ho struggled against war,
j declared the count, who was the lend,-.
( mlliinrv oHtic In Urninr
HUSH '.TT.it K TUAIV
Col'K. Ke'i. 12. (A. P.) One sol
d'er wer. killed and a nnnier ncond-'d
" an a't.'Kk on a passenger train out
side the Mill street Etat c n by ID"
armed men. The attackers filed on
the cars, which contained 30 soldiers.
SEATTLE. Fco. I2r. r,l With
Oreen river overflowing its hanks,
iloodlng farm lands in the vicinity of
Kent, Auburn and from the imprece
dentcd rainfall of yesterday and last
night It Is likely to cause serious dam
age, according to obsfrvers. . Rising
water Is threatening the railroad.
HUN SOiSATION ON I
WHAT'S A FELLER G0IN' TO DO?
Only Cases at Present Among
turopean Immigrants De
tained on Ellis Island But
Danger is Held Very Real.
INFLUX OF NEWCOMERS
SHOULD BE C0MBATTED
Health Commissioner Urges
, Federal, State and Port Au
thorities to Co-operate to
' Check Prospective Citizens.
XKW YOUK, Feb. 12. (U. P.)
The greatest menace confronting the
I'nlted States Is a possible typhus
plague, according to Health Coinmis
.aoncr Copeland. The disease is be
ng kept, out of the counfry and eo far
the only known cases are those of im
mitiiimts detained on the islsnd in
:'.v Vol k oay. The danger is very
real, however. Copeland said. I'nless
federal, state and port authorities co
operate immediately In combatting the
influx of Immigrants from typhus in
fected European districts.
"Next to bubonic plague, l phus is
the most dangerous communicable dis
ease known. The death rale ranges
from 2U to 50 per cent. That of in-
iiuenza is negligible in comparison.
, I'nua pri a ousn 10 mis con
gested city there Is little doubt it
wou'' ,a'n' million victims before
it could De cured. It would sweep
across the country like a gigantic
pr.-.lrie f;ie. Industry and social life
would be paralyzed and the country
would become a huge desert. One
iniht estimate the possible deaths by
the fact tvnhus claimed siv millions
i in Russia afune during the last few
B. C. GIVES PREFERENCE
VANC'OI VER, P. C
P.) Representatives of 6 2 boards of
trade representing nil hrnnche of
business and industry in the province'''1"' 1,5 March 1.
todav al the ailniml convention rt h's,!tt' ha". fil'Xl its
associated boards of trade bf British i
Ooiumlia voted to give preference to
Canadian railway lines in the routing
of freight to and from British Coium- j caes to nm.ear w'thln 10 davs in cir
bia points from the eastern and south- leuit court to present their claims, have
ern I'nited States until the American I teen filed -.vith the countv e'erk. T-e
Railways ac cede to the demand for i ci tes r:,nnt come to trial before Mon
tbe removal of the eight and a half' day, Fib. Zl, Mr. Keator said today,
cent arbitrary freight rate now in I " all K"e well, the county hopes to
force against shipments for and out of i have its- hare of the reward money
IRRIGATION BILL LOST
AFTER BITTER DEBATE;
CUPPER KEEPS OFFICE
LOCAL WOMAN OWNER OF
! HANDKERCHIEF CARRIED
BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN
A red bandana handkerchief,
cairied by Abraham Uncoln in
the days when he made cam
pa.gn speeches. Is preserved a
an Interesting" relic by Mrs. Lily
Hobe, of this city. The hand
kerchief, with a picture of the
great emancipator, forms a Lin
coln's birthday display today at
awtelle'a Jewelry store.
When Lincoln was campaign
ing, Mrs. Hobe relates, he met
her father. Land Zerby, post
master in an Illinois town. The
historical handkerchief was sail
ed and before the future presi
dent mounted the platform ex
changed his handkerchief for a
clean one of Mr. Zerby'. Mr.
Zerby treasured the souvenir
and gave it to his daughter.
COURT TO BE HELD IN
Monday, May 2, Rathie-Ker-by
Murder Trial Likely to be
Heard at That Time, Report.
Oregon's supreme conn will hold its
rext svmi-apnual session for Eastern
Cregon in the county court house at
Pendleton beginning Monday, May 2,
.vTajor Lee Moorhouse, clerk of the
ourt for this district, said today.
From prehent Indications there will be
a busy term for the court.
The appeal of John L. Rathie enc
I.lM.t D. Kerby, under sentence forn'P"wa "'"
first desree murder, will most likely j
h, lii..ir,: sat Iho Mai- term here. Maiori
Vw.rlu.iiie opined todav. There was j SALEM, Feb. 12. (A. P.) Tfca
fled wnh him on Friday afternoon a ! hau:s today passed the commercial
itipulHtiM. between R. 1. Kea'or dis- ' --e. segregating commercial in
'rlc: atrorn-v and Charles L. Bolin, ! terests from - 'merest. It also
attorney for the appellants, that th I Pad the bi" Increasing the state
opemni brief of Hie latter may t-e'.tin marshal s authority bill regulet-
Py the time ihe j
its br'ef and the ap-
',,Bn's 1l,e':' r"y brief
n-: rly May l. the clerk oeueves.
Papers rj'mc defendants In the
for t ie fai lure of Ratine. Kerliy and
F.mrceit Bancroft paid up by the end
of this month.
Mr. I'ol'n. who is here on legal
b isiress. says he intends to present at appropriating I la.'aO.UHO waa report
the 1 earing on appeal, dying state, ed favorably today by the senate
in-lit fron. t.mruett Pancroft. hanged commerce committee. The agricuf-
rt S'lem Nov. a for his part in the
To'irder cf Sheriff Til Taylor. These,
the rttoincy sets out, are in contradic
tion to some of the testimony given hy
he e'-ov.oted man on the stand here.
Mr. Point e.f,resses belief that the de
olsioti of tHP lower court in the con
viction f f Kerby and Rathie will be
reversed Iv the supreme court.
RAILWAY WORKERS SEEK NO
SPECIAL PRIVILEGE"; WILL
OBJECT ONLY TO UNJUST CUT
EAT DISPOSAL, TALK;:
i CIllCAilo. Feb. 12. (A. P.!
I Plans for the disposal of &00.11011.000
Jbusl-els of wheat annually were ills -
cussed today by the i..'"t.e boat
cf the National Asincliition of wheat
! tlowers in sess'on here.
No definite action was taken by the
j board today, but a plan calling for
I the lection of warehouses by the far-
liters, the storing of the crops in these
warehouses an 1 the :a!e of the wheat
to tile lliiils by agents of the farmers
!Tll FTltFAllSTS I;11T J
l.oMHiy, Fc'. 1;. (A. P.I Two
(Persons were killed Hnd 1 wounded
ivesterdav in a conflict between eom
lmnnists and tln extreiae nationalists
Lit the naval sh'pvards at Mafalcelio,
Italy, son's a Rome dispatch.
SALEM. Feb. 12. (U. P.) After
the longest and bitterest fight in the
house thin session, the irrigation bill
was defeated, 11 to 43 iast night.
SALEM, Feb. 12. (A. P.) The-
house bill under which It wa propoa-
ed to oust State Engineer Cupper from
office and make radical changes in Ir-
ligation law, was defeated by the
house last night by a vote of 11 to iS.
The house passed a bill providing Oiat
minimal criminals lie sentenced uj tha
penitentiary for life.
I SALEM. Feb. 12. (A. P.) The
governor signed 13 house bill int lull
ing the measure making armistice day
a legal holiday and the bills regulat-
j .ng aircraft and providing admittance
of world war veterans to old soldiers'
I 'the senate todav- najtsed a hill nine-'
I ing the motor bus linea under the lur-
isdiction of the public service comniis-'
ision. It requires the bus comnanies
to furnish adequate facilities along the
rou.es tor use of passengers and to
prevent their use at railway stations.
1'exlrral Jap Ijiw
SALEM. Feb. 12. (A. P.) The
new administration to be ushered In
next March intends enacting; compre- '
hensive legislation on the Japanese
question in the I'nited States and Sen
ator Lodge, chairman of the foreign
relations committee, has advised
a:nit anv state legislaion on the
subject, according to a telegram re-ceivi-d
today by- Senator Ledjfemaa
from Senator McNary. J
To Refer to People.
SALEM. Feb. 12 (C. P.) The
question of compulsory listing of per
sonal property for tajUuv...fiurpoei
prohebly will be referred to a vote of
the people at the next election. The
senate reconsidered the vote by which
't previously defeated the hill cover-
ing assessment of peraonal property.
and referred the bill to a committee
with the understanding It will be am
ended so as to refer to the people.
A bill introduced in the house au- .
(prizes the state highway commission
to construct or pave streets in towns
of less than 2i00 population, and pro
vided that such streets form titnte
Fish CcmIp Passes.
"B came runouiB ul targe inu ine
i- -- - - - msu mniiiirn-
it will ticl11"1 "me rt i ecoiiiiiieuocu uy nv
I governors -
WASIIINOTON, Feb. 12 A. P.)
The house rivers and harbors bill
lure appropriation committee approv-
ed by the sena e agricultural com
mittee c-irred 2ti U0,000 more than
the JS 3,0110,000 house total. The prin
cipal increases are $200,000,001) for
purchase by the treasury of federal
farm loan bonds and 33.000,000 for
loans to buy seed for farmers In
drouth stricken areas.
CHICAGO. Feb. 12. l'. P.)
Modification of the national working
reements ami reductions of wages
wont lie opposed by the railroad uni
ons if rail rood owners cun ahow the
modification wont be Unjust and tin.
reasonable to employes, according to
rati union leaders here.
"Railway workers seek no special
I privilegt s." said President Jewell of
, the railroad shopmen union. "They
are entitled to a square deal, they
should not be expected to accept less.
Through their organization, they are
ready at all times to make ranges In
wages, rules and working condition
when such changes ure found to be
HliiKANK. Wash.. Feb. 12. (A. P.
Six men alleged member of th- I
U". W. were arrested here yewterd.iv
ror seiunx alleged armca! literati! e 101
the street. Stale vagrancy eh .
are to be filed against them, policy jii.
licence in the last 10 day a l.itl 1,1 I !
men hae Inn arrested In Hpokane
iter selling radical papers and books.