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: c V'lAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 1921.
XfiED $160,000 t UK NEW
EASTERN OREGON STATE
PAVING COSTS '
JC. I. BARR WHO WILL
, SOON BE SECRETARY
OF LOCAL COM. ASSN.
In Four Paving Districts on
North Side Actual Work Cost
$3506.27 Less Than Esti
mates by Engineer.
BE PAVED IN SPRING
Improvement of Washington
Street From Madison to Main
Included in Program; New
Bond Retirement Plan Voted
Light ordinance,. several resolu
tions, a bevy of bill and (he usual
amount of routine business conspired
to keep the city council busier last
night than in any meeting hIuco the
new members took office Jan. 6.
fllreet Improvement assessments and
ordinances for contemplated street Im
provements claimed tho lion's share
of attention, while, sandwiched In, '
a, report from the house committee
of the council, setting forth conditions
vnder which the present' city library
room will be turned over to Pendle
ton Community Service for a 1kh'
club. The report wax adopted.
Ordinances were pitied providing
for the levying of the final assessment
on property owner In paving districts
Ho. 6S, 69, 70 and 71. Paving thut
coat a totul of $25, 525. 1 5 was laid In
theae 'dlKtrtila and with the assets-,
mont mnde. the Warren Conatructloo
Co., contractor, can now be paid
Kstlmates on the four districts totaled
I'l Oll. 4 when tho uitv engineer
itiMt ms preliminary figures, trie worn
having been completed at a saving of
Acwinent by Districts
District No. , embraelntt Garfield
Mtreet from Jackson to Martin, will
cost 111.437.19. against a firm estimate
of 334. Ui. District No. 6S, Uncoln
street from llaley to Jtickmin, will
roat 3395.68, against a first est I mate
.of $3780.22. District No. 70. Jefferson
street from Wilson to Martin, will cost
$4993.51. against nn estimate
16356.98. Iistrlct No. 72, Matlock
street fiom Haley to Jackson, will coat
I469H.79, against an estimate of $5,
649.47. The first resolution for tho pavisjt
of Lincoln atreet from the north line
of Jackaon atreet to the south line of
Washington atreet wan Introduced and
passed first reading. Ordinances were
also Introduced and paased, calling for
the -paving of Madison street from
Jackson to Italey, of Jefferson street
from Jackaon to Washington and
Washington street from Madison to
Main, and Clay atreet from Alta to
Community Service muy have nil of
the present city library room for Its
boys' club nave the south 15 feet, ac
cording to tho report of tho house com
mitted There a partition will be plac
ed and now offices made for the city
superintendent of schools. IWs pres
ent quarters will bo given to tho Pen
dleton fire department.
Charge ft Monthly Kent
. A rental of $1 per month will be
charged the organisation for tho use
of ihe room, this to Include the cost of
heat ntid lights. The room shall at nil
timea bo under the supervision of the
louse committee, It is stipulated.
Should tho city council at any time de
sire the use of the hull for any other
purpose, the report holds, the Com
munity Service organisation must turn
over tho hall at the council's request.
The hall hill be closed at ! o'clock
nt nlRht, according to the terms lniu
. down by the committee. When oc
' copied It. must be kept orderly. The
city Is not to be liable for any debts
contracted for the hall and care of the
looms rests also with rtie Community
Service body. '
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IKE -WAY WITH
SACKS Or Ii
Three Employes of the Post Of
fice Were Held Up by Five
Automobile Bandits and Val
uable Registered Mail Stolen
UNAWARE OF ROBBERY
First Intimation Clerks Inside
Had of the Affair Was When
the Three Victims Rushed in
to Turn in an Alarm.
WAR VETERANS TO BE
CARED FOR UNDER AN
WASHINGTON, Feb. J7.
An eighteen million dollar hos
pltallzatlon eVpansion program
to care for the thirty thousand
disabled war veterans dally at
20 hospitals Is being planned as
aoon as congress provides tho
money, said Assis'tnnt Secretary
of the Treasury Lai'orte.
A wire received from C. I. Pnrr this
afternoon stated that his resignation
as secretary of the Asorla Chamber
of Commerce was officially accepted
by the board at Astoria this forenoon.
Mr. Ilarr Is planning to leave there so
as to enter upon his work here by
Federal Prohibition Commissi
oner Kramer Declares Many
Assisting in Liquor Traffic.
TOI.KUO. O., Feb. 17. (C. P.)
Kleveu sacks of mall, believed to con-
lain nearly a million dollars, were tn
ken from three postal employes early
today by five automobile bandits. The
mail-laden truck arrived at the post
office and two- clerks stepped out to
assist the driver to transfer the mail
when a big automobile dashed up,
four bandits leaped out and covered
Ihe three workers with their guns,
forcing them to lie down. They then
transfered all the sacks to thu auto
and drove away at high speed. Fif
teen employes who were inside the
postoftfeo were unaware of the' rob
bery until the clerks who were held
up rm;hed In and gave Ihe alarm.
They reported that several sacks of
registered mall contained federal re
serve bank notes.
REV. W. A. GRESSMAN. NEW
PASTOR OF CHRISTIAN
CHURCH OF PENDLETON
A downward trend In the price of
wheat was noticeable again today.
March wheat closing at 1-4 aiid$
.May at $1.59 1-S. Yesterday March
grain clored at $1.71 and May at $1.62.
The decline began veslerday.
Following are the quotations, from
Overbeck & Cooke, local brokers:
Open. High. Low. Close. ,
March 1.71 1.72 1.6X14 1.68 14
.May. 1.62 1.63 14 1.59 l.f.Sli
PlilCKS Alti: lKClJXI.i.
WASH1.V;To.S Feb. 17. (F. I.)
The level of wholesale prices declined
will avenge 6 1-3 per cent during Jan
uary, the labor department announced.
making a decline of 35 per cent since
the peak of high prices in Muy.
Measure Sponsored by Legisla-'
tive Committee of Power As- j
sociation Now Before Judi
ciary Committee, Salem.
BILL INTRODUCED BY
SENATOR BRUCE DENNIS j
Measure Would Authorize Gov- J
ernor of State to Present j
Claims of State to Federal !
Water Power Commission.
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Sacks Contain Money.
TfLUI, Ke-j. 17, (A. P.) Five
bandits held up four employes in the
main oovlofl'ire rv hni.v. Cfimoelt.
Women Lend Th eir Aid In j imc them to He down. The robbers es
caped with nine sacks of niail esti
mated to contain as high as a half mil
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. IV. P.)
Federal Prohibition Commls-sioner J
Kramer has appealed to the American
women to help enforce the Volstead
act. "Women of the I'nited .Stutis
of i call bring strong public sentiment lie- I
hind this law for Its strict enforce- j
ment," he said. "They ure moral 1
leuders of any community In a general i
ay and their influence, when assert- j
ed, Is tremendous,"' At the same !
time, Kramer warned women boot
leggers that they need expect no leni
ency If rnugnt aiolating the lawA Ills
office Is now working for the convic
tion Of some feminine whiskey run
ners, said to have operated with bold
ness and deftness, surpassing the ef
forts of their male associates. "There
undoubtedly are many women who In
dulge in intoxicants In a spirit of bra
vado," the commissioner said. "The
same spirit actuated Iho men "who
are trying to evade tiie law by drink
ing all sorts of intoxicating bever
ages, It is up to women und fathcr-i
of young girls to see that they obey
the laws of the I'nited States. Moth
ers especially should be able to belli."
Women fiequenlly ride as passen
gers in cars used for whiskev running
said Kramer. Their presence is sup
posed to divert suspicion . he slated.
Kr.inier received reports lhal In many
cities women by the hundreds Join in
liquor patties and ravels, during which
large quantities of liquor are swal
lowed. Olrls under twenty are re
ported to have been cauylit In police
raids on such gatherings.
START BOYS' OJUB AS
If an act suggested by the Fmatilla
rapids power organisation and pre
sented to the legislature by Fred Stel
wer becomes a law the governor of
Oregon will bo nermanentiv authoriz
ed to deal with the federal water! Kev. W. A. Cressman. new pastor of
power commission with a view to se- i l,lc Firat Christian Church of Pendle-
curlng federal help in the construction . lon- arrived In tne city last mgm to
of hydro electric project in this state, succeed Itev. Itobert U Bussalrarber.
The bill was Introduced In the sen- j '"" 1:"s -',,n'' to Waitsburg to occupy
ate bv Senator Bruce Dennis of La a Pu'I"t there.
Grande and after second reading was Gressman. who comes here
BILL IS BEATQI
Senate Kills Power Measure
by Indefinite Postponement
Route; Would Have Author
ized Bonding for Develop
Community Service, Council,
With Some in Opposition,
Endorse Request of Commit
tee for Immediate Boys' Club
HT. Al OrSTIM-;. Feb. 17. (C.
P.) KxOovernor Ixiwden of Illinois,
has definitely declined to accept a
cabinet post, Harding said.
NEW SHERIFF WILL
AT 10 A. M. MONDAY
Cards were Issued today for
the first of a series of functions
over which Zoeth Houser, lave
lavender, Wes spears and K. F.
Ii. lUdgway will preside this
year. Guests have hem Invited
to the north side of tho coun'y
court house on Monday morning
at 10 o'cock. .Sheriff Houser
Twenty gallons, more or less,
of recently distilled and more
recently acquired liquor will be
dispensed, along with the hos
pitality, while the guests look
on, The Court street curb will
get the full benefit of the dizzy
stuff as It trickles to water level.
It will be the first moonsb'ne
shower of the new' administration.
Through official action taken late
yesterday afternoon by the complete
Community Service council the boys
club committco of the organization is
authorized to raise a fund of J:i500 by
popular subscription and to engage a
community service worker with the
aim of taking up boys club work at
oneo and to care for such other com
munity Fervice features as may be
Tho committee to whom is assigned
the task of carrying on the move is
composed of Dr. Guy Hoyden. Father
N'ooy, J. T. LamMrth, Itev. G. U Clark,
L. C. Scharpf. and Dick Hanley. They
have not yet determined upon when to
start their drive but Dr. Hoyden chair
man, today stated Hint the committee
will use ever' effort to secure a cap
able man for the work.
The action by the eodncil was taken
after considerable discussion and the
vote for the motion that prevailed wns
not unanimous. Previously the' coun
cil had voted a motion calling for fur
ther Investigation into a broader line
The room In the city hall formerly
occupied by the city library has been
secured for the boys club work. It Is
believed the will finance the
work for 10 months.
to the Judiciary committee, j
The text of tne bill Is as tollows:
Section 1. That in order to secure!
federal aid for Oregon hydro-electric j
projects, the governor of Oregon in.
hereby made ex-officio commissioner j
of hydro-electric power for the state
Section 2. It shall lie his duty to
collect data concening hydro-electric
resources i,f the nnvitMble streams in
Oregon and along its boundaries, and !
to present same to the federal power i
commission created by the Act of
Juno la, 19L'M. Paid commissioner Is!
hereby authorized and directed to
urge upon said Federal Power Com-mi.-sion
the merit and desirability of
any hydro-electric project in any nav
igable stream above referred to which
he may deem worthy of presentation
from the information available to him
as such commissioner; and he is di
rected to use all agencies at his com
mand In securing necessary informa
tion ond in urging upon the aforesaid
feoeral power commission the merits
of any Oregon project. .Said commis
sioner is further authorized and em
(Continued on page 6.)
first b:g democratic
Colonel W. J. Bryan is Dis
charging Verbal Barrages to
Back Up His Demand That
the Democratic Party be Reorganized.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (C. P.)
With Colonel liryan discharging ver-
i hoi barrages from Nebraska to back
up his demand that the democratic
"""" ' . -w,ra.iit nnl wilh roi ana
powered to act in coniunc ion U,cA'doo me fighting for control ot
any commission or other accredited oreanlzatlon. the first big
officials of adjoining states in order to f w.wow sim.e election
present the claim of any project which j ,. a roeet, of the
mav lie located at any navigable , wa "aI ;,. . ,
session started, it was indicated that
the Cox and McAdoo factions might
....... . nti.in.. Ketieeen Oregon and I
such other state.
.1 n I. -..-II l.n 4V. .1,1(1, ,.f nil
o7o their differences and decide on
nish to said commissioner, upon his
roouest. all surveys, data and other in
formation in possession or readily
available to such officers.
some sort of a temporary party policy.
HOffi RIDING A Bl
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (V. P.)
The appropriations committee recom
mended to the senate appropriation ot
$ 1.4 r,0, not) for prohibition enforcement
until next July 1. This is $4:,0,00o
more than the houso allowed in ths
(Continued on pe 5.1
Ueported by Major l.ee Moorhouse.
GENERA L SOCIA LSER VICE
COMMITTEE TO CO-OPERATE
WITH RED CROSS WORKER
Itepresenlallves of the various har-t arrival of the social service worker,
liable organizations of Pendleton were, j explained tho aims of the Ked Cross :u
at nn executive meeting of the Itedlajolnt meeting of tho Parent Teachei
Cross yesterday, consolidated into a j Associations last night,
general social service committee which! "The worker who will have Pendle
w ill co-oporute with the Ued Cross I ton as her hcadimnrters for work In
serial service worser wno win arrive the county," said Miss Kwlng. "will
hero soon for work throughout I'ma
Itev. George I Clark, who repre
j t t J .Oip4 j
act as a central agent. She will be
notified ivhen families are In want;
when, there are cases of mental or
rents the Commercial Association, wns moral deficiency or sickness, or when
niado chairman of the committee .by mid of anv kind is needed The
Harold Warner, county chairman ofier will then enl'st the services of the
the fled Cross. .Mrs. H. H. Hatter) .various oraanliation of the cttv. Her 'Hons.
was 'h.en secretary, and other mem-i salnrv Is imid hv the lied tVoss in I p. T. licit, contractor
carrying out Its nation wide program.
Will Itemed) Ills
Miss Fwing explained that, the lie
Labor stated its alms and principles!
Inst nU;ht in a well attended open
meeting 'of the rontral Labor t'ouncil,
in Labor Temple, Six speakers ad
dressed the audience of citizens, both
affiliated and r"t affiliated, upholding
Americanism and loyalty to- American
institutions nnd classing the "opea
sboti" fight as a death blow to union
ism. The 'meeting was characterized as
nn opening gun in ihe campaign of
Pendleton labor to make clear Its aims
to the In burins folk and the general)
public. H. C. llous-iiian, president, j
stated tho purpose cf the meeting in I
opening the session. j
l'.elief for the Chinese and Armeu-)
Inns was explained by b'audy Aicl-ain.
secretary of the council. Hi' urged j
that all possible iild be lent to th.es' j
causes. Mr. MrUiin also declared, in.
his address, that the union la"ei
stands for Americanism, that it repre
sents goods made In America, by ,m--buns
mid under -American condit-
HANDF.KSON, Tex., Feb. 17. (A.
p.i After being lost since last Thurs
day, when he made a forced landing
in the Pig Fend district, Lieutenant
Alexander Pearson arrived here last
Itight on a burro. He was without food
'or three days.
I.anibxl In Mexico
vvniOKSoN. Feb. I.. .(A. F.J
l-.m!..,l in Alexioo. era s slaiemeiu ot-. .
.MlllUl. I e(ii---.it i
ii-. a to a. t.itt aac. Meet, niases uo.- i-.e.
wandered two day
drifted down the Uio
came to a sliack wlicr-
STATU l-VW I NCOXSTITI TION Af..
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (C. P.)
Attorney generals of New York nnd
nineteen other states have joined forc
es to have he Ksch-Cummins trans
portation law declared unconstitution
al by the I'nited States supreme court
The Esch-Cnmmins law gives com
plete control of all railroad commerce
in the I'nited States, including the in
trastate commerce, into the hands of
eleven members of the interstate com
merce commission, the attorney gen-
iren. 1 nts, m et-
QUARTER MILL ROAD TAX
DIVERTED FOR TWO YEARS
Measure Adopted Today in Sen
ate Provides $280,000 for
Establishment of New Train
ing School for Boys.
SALEM, Feb. 17. (A. P.)
The senate passed the Patter-
i son-Ritner bill introduced in ac
Icordance with the governor's
special message to authorize a
diversion of money under the
one-fourth mill road tax for
two years for a new training
school for boys, costing $280,
000 It also provides a dormi
tory for the feeble minded
school, a building at the girls'
industrial school and $160,000
for an additional wing for the
Eastern Oregon state hospital
SALfeM. Feb. 17. (A. P.) Tho
senate today killed by indefinite post
ponement Senator Joseph's hydro
electric power program calling for a -constitutional
amendment and author
izing a bond issue for power develop
ment. t '
The house passed n bill placing the
control of the Interstate bridge In the
governor's hands and to collect 1150,
00 u which the state claims from net
profits of the bridge. The house yes
terday defeated Bell's bill aimed to
secure from timber owners in coast
counties payment of ail port bonded
Indebtedness assessed against land be
fore any timber could be moved.
The senate late yesterday passed
the co-operative marketing bill.
Through Itoth lfonsns.
SALEM. Feb. 17. (A. P.) Both
houses have passed the following bills:
j Licencing and regulating realtors;
j prohibiting fraudulent bidding at live
j stock sales and making it unlawful to
I cut down, injure and destroy trees
along, the public highways.
SALEM. Feb. IT. l P. ) Diver
sion quarter mill road tax for period
of two years for the construction, of
buildings for state Institutions was
approved by the senate which passed
a bill providing- for work aggregating
The house passed a bill srlvinu dis
trict attorney special funds for the
prosecution of violations of the prohi
YEARS IS CALLED TODAY
llande until he
tie found food.
tors of the
American industry, it was
NO FOOD FOR THEM.
1 1 qiaillty. economy and justice nie nun-
of organized labor today. Clem Worst.
Inlso a contractor ntid formerly a ser-
bers of the' committee appointed ar
lr. City L. lloydm. for the city; Mrs.
Hoy Haley, for the city: H. B. Inlow,
lor the schools: Itev. Alfred Ixx-kwood, Cross doe.i not aim merely to give out vloo inun. declared that labor furnish
uUnisterlul ussociutlon: Cnptnin Jen-Hv.itertnl H'd. but that it wlshe. to ed ono fourth of tho men who went
nie Conrad. Silvntlon Army. The As- rea-rh the source of the cause for pov- overseas with the American forces,
ociated Charities, n-preseuted ester-1 ,,,-ty .disease, or bad mental and moral Alex Manning, contractor, opllomlxed
-lay by Mrs. A. F. May, will appoint conditions.
k permanent representative later.
.Miss l-'.Mlii;; Speaks
Vl. Katherino Kwlng, of the North
west Division of the Hed Cross, who
is hero.lt) make arrangements for the
'oc nl conditions cannot be rem
edied by merely handing out funds,"
said Miss Kwing. "For this reason,
(Continued on page (.)
the progress of labor from years ago,
Other meetings of the same nature
are planned for Intervals by the coun
cil. Cal Wilson, Fred Alderman nnd
Paul Kills were In charge of arrange
nients for lust night's meeting.
L; " ' TOrlM
Mrs. It. W. Case, pioneer of 1871,
passed away at the family h 'me, 212
oirfield street, at 1:30 o'clock this
afternoon after an illness with pneu
monia, yhe would have been VI years
old tomorrow. '
Mrs. Case is survived by her htis
band, a pioneer stock raiser of Grant
county, one. daughter, two sons, two
granddaughters and several great
grand children. Hoy Case, a son. and
Mrs. Uncoln York and Mrs. Fred
K.imrath ot Pendleton, grandchildren,
were at her bedside when she' passed
Mrs. C. II. Stewart of Carson, Wash.,
and f-otils Case of Vale. Ore., iflso
survive her and w ill arrive at midnight
tonight. Funeral arrangements will
be made later. It being thought that
the funeral will be held on Saturday
from the .Methodist church, ot which
the deceased was a member.
Mrs, Case was born In New Hamp
shire. Feh. IS. IStS. Hhe came In
Oregon 50 years ago. residing In fjrant
I county until IS years ago when Mr,
lease retired from the cattle business
and they moved to Pendleton to re-'
POKTUANI. Vb. 17.A. f.
Wanting indicated at t. AugtiMtlnt
thut he would Appoint tieruitor t'hum
bvrlutn to the f.hlpilng board, at' or'l
tax t & special toUram sent to Pun