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HOUSE AT SALEM
House Passed Bill Providing for
State Censorship of Motion
Picture Films Despite Strong
CONFUSION "REiGNS OVER
PROPOSED GASOLINE TAX
Representatives Flooded With
Unfinished Business Which!
Cannot be Transacted Be
cause of Surplus Talk.
SALEM. Ore.; Feb. 18. (IT. P.)
The adnata hua panned 8. B. No. 34V by
Senator Dennis providing; that the
governor of Oregon b named
hydro electric commissioner in deal
Ing with the federal water power
board. The senate hua also passed the
Kltner memorial. No. 12. urging the
federal wuler power commission to In
vestigate the Umatilla rapids project
These meaaurea were Introduced at
the inatnnce of the Umatilla rapids
power aite association. It la said both
meaaurea will pane the house.
Mm In Censorship hwH,
HALEM, Feb. 1. U. P.) The
houte passed a bill creating Mate
board of censors for moving pictures,
17-J2, after a spirited debate, most pf
the oppoHltion being based on the con
"tenUon that provisions of the bill are
- not workable without a. rat expense
to the state. The measure provides
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met. ail iiim. .............
view by a board before they are deliv
ered to exhibitors.
The bill creates a Uonrd of three
members, to be appointed by the gov- j
ernor, the members to serve one. two
and three years respectively. They
are to serve without pay. The board
Is empowered to employ secretary.
The viewers are "to be paid from
funds collected as fees for censuring
films." The bill says "only such
films as are In Judgment and discred
it of the board of censors of a moral,
i educational or amusing and harmless
character shall he passed by the
t'.,a Tm nnftiera.
, HALEM, Feb. 18 (U. P.) With the
senate committee 'wanting one Kind of
a gasoline tax and the house crnnmlt
tee another, friends of the "Knier"
license schedule hnve Just awakened
to the fact they voted for the "Den
nis" schedule when the road code bill
was passed yesterday with the Roose
velt highway bill through the senate.
Facing the knife In the senate, with
the senate of one mind about highway
bonds, the house of another, and with
surety companies and contractors'
lobbies brooding over It the highway
program Is In some n'.be mess. De
spite this mew and other tangles. ty
eliminating oratory the legislature
could adjourn by church time Sun
dav. Hut betting men among the old
time lobbyists are wagering the leg
islators wont get through In time for
sabbath services. It will be possible
..t ihNunh this week If the two
t,onu An nothing except grind. But
this Is practically Impossible with the
Koosevelt, highway scrap due in the I
. .il-i l. V,a .annlA I
house, the tenure fight In- the senate,
the reapportionment buttle In both
houses, the road program still up in
the air and the ways and means bills
all yet to bo considered.
. The senate committee approved the
bill providing that an additional one
cent tax be placed on gasoline. This
followed action by the house commlt
i.. inst nleht which approved the gas
oline tax bill plnclng a straight tax of
two cents a gnllon gasoline and a hulf
ent nn distillate.
The ball up Is due to the Inratlnble
desire of a few members of the house
to talk at all times upon any excuse
i (Continued on oar i.)
.Reported by Major I.ee Moorhouse.
DOUG, MARY AND CHARLIE.
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If Mary has her way nbout things.
the whole world will get to see her
personally before long. - '
Dong wants to go to France to ilm
"fi'Artugnan." Mury wants lo go to
Chinu. And you know bow women
Doug and Mury want Charlie lo go
as Mary plans It, they'll i,ll go to
I'll. mi. then to Itxlin, Italy and Frrnioe
wlnie Doug will muke several pic-'.ii.-ns.
Mary and Chaplin will nln.
A Jury In the superior court at Day.
ton lost evening brought In a verdict
of not guilty In the case of the State
of Washington vs. Tracy L. linker,
charged with unlinv fully transporting
lKtuor Word of the verd.ct was tel..-
Phoned here last night by Col, J. H.
I,.i.. , ,
case there on Mr. linker's behnlf.
The catie was appealoil from the Jus
tice court, where Mr. Haker and Olcn
Rust were fined more than a month
hko. At the time and consistently ever
since the latter has maintained that
Mr. Dnker was Innocent of complicity
in the transportation of Ikiuor. Mr,
linker U'ila elHItta' l,i ,1 11 .,1 nmul .11 n
linker was riding In nn automobile
with Mr. Ilust when Columbln county
officials made tho arrest.
10 DEMAND REPARATION
PARIS, Feb. IS. France began
military preparations today to compel
the Herman obedience to her repara
tion demands. Under the terms of the
allied agreement, France was left u
free hand In taking whatever action
she believes necessary against Ger
many. A strong French factinn Is calling
attention to the havoc created in
France by the Germans. They, want
to see the Herman cities laid waste.
Marsual Foclt is known to liae pre
pared plans for all possible contingen
LOS AN'OKI.KH, Cal.,
(A. P.) Construction
.here on a downtown nine story gar
jage. which will have level entrances
from the rtreet to tho first, second,
third, fourth and fifth floors. The
garage, built on a hillside, will
accord'ng ot Its owners, one of
but est 1" tlio nation.
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nut u ALSO COI'PCT.
make some .l.-tures In foretgn set
tlng The photo was taken at the bark
'loor of the Ka'rhanks studio, whcr
Dou. is making "The Nut.'
Mary is dressed as she will appear
! "Through the Dark Door."
Coppn is a rtar IOOi , ,l8 WQV
Doug says ho is the biggest and best
trained police dog in the world. He
A'tis a present from Henry P. Duvld-
WILL BE DiSPLAYED!-'
Fvry one of the 5t spaces In Happy
Canyon pavilion has been allotted to
local dealers for the fourth annual
I ftlltil uUnw nt r.....ll..i . ...
, Asi,oc,ation. u' ";
ferent models of autos on display, tho
r,,i,a ,.,, t , .
olh(r BI,,S b,,1": reserved for dis-
and shoo ma
Local dealers who 'will display the
latest in motordom on March 10, 1 1
and 12 are certain that this year's
show will be the last word In more
I ways than one. High class cars, with
the newest fea't tiros, will be parked
in a setting that will be more unique
than any In which Happy Canyon has
ever bien dressed outside of Round
Up time, they say.
A large amount of painted back
ground, a new celling covering and
decorations which were placed In the
1.120 show have been blended to make
an Interior of considerable beauty.
Ham Wright, local artist, is in charge
of the decorating und will finish the
job started when the unto shows were
first given here.
During the threci days of the show,
J nursdny, Friday and Saturday, dis
plays will be open from 2 o'clock In
tn( nrtcrnoon mull 10 o'clock at night.
One KHpce will be allotted to the East
ern Oreeun Auto Club and members
to that body will be sought. There
will bo music during the show and a
portion of the committee is seeking
sonic feature numbers to present.
A grand bull, to be given by the
oeaters in the pavilion on Monday
evening,' will wind Up the fourth show.
A 'local orchestra will furnish the
music for the bull.
There will be no displays of trucks
this year, the committee said today.
There has been little doing In the truck
field of late und wltti space limited
they decided to dispense with the
truck show. Dealers from Rnker, La
llramle. Walla Walla, Tho Dalles anfl
rorlland have been sent special Invi
tations to attend the local auto show.
VKI8IK IS PAST,
.NEW YORK. Feb. 1S. (17. r.) -
I aruso Has Improved so much that a
relapse now probably would not cause
bis immediate death, Dr. Murray nn
t tunced. "Caruso is much belter this
morntm;," he laid.
UMATILLA RAPIDS LEGISLATION
BE HELD OVER
Government is at Climax of Un
I certainty and Indicision
Which Inevitably Accompai
mes Change in Admmistra
j DIPLOMATS ARE BACK
Diplomats . With Republican
Leanings are Back at Posts
Seeking Choice Appoint
ment From Their Own Party.
WASHINGTON, Feb. IS. (U. P.)
The government is at the climax 6
uncertainty and Indecbdon which ine
vitably accompanies a change In the
administration. At the treasury de
partment all foreign loans have been
stopped and the machinery which -de-(ermines
the policy on this matter has
been halted until the Ineuguration of
Harding. Future prohibition enforce
ment hangs In the balance, pending the
nomination of the man who succeeds
The state department keenly ob
serves the number of recent world
events. Including allied naming of the
German reparations sum. but decided
j to remain out of the picture, bo far as
the expression of the American uolicv
is concerned, duo to disin4lnation to
embarrass the Incoming administration
Soviet Russia, Japanese question ano
Mexico have been shelved.
Diplomats with republican leanings
nre rack from their posts, seeking
tholeor appointments from their own
party.. Every train into Washington
carries eager candidates for govern
C I. Rare, secretary elect of th
Pendleton Commercial Association will
-irrive here tomorrow morning for the
purpose of attending the hydrb elec-
ric meeting In Walla Walla during the
day. He Is coming up from Astoria
specially for this purpose but while
here will nlso consult with President
elect Sturgis of the Commercial Asso
ciation and other officers with a view
to shaping up tho program of wbrk to
be taken up here.
Mr. Itarr is not coming tomorrow to
remain permanently as he will not be
relieved at Astoria until March 1. It
was especially desired to have him at
tend the meeting at Walla Walla as
it is the Intention to hnve him handle
tho secretarial work of the Umatilla
Rapid:; Dower Site association.
iN SELF DEFENSE
TOKfO, Fob. IS. (U. P.) A claim
that tlie Japanese sentry who killed
Lieutenant Langdon. ut Vladivostok
acted in self-defense, was set up to
day In an interpellation In the diet.
It was charged lhat nuisbment of the
sentry would, be'a travesty on justice.
IS ALtEGEO DESERTER
Ivan Ilryant, arrested several weeks
ago at The Dalles in possession of
several Indluh robes, blankets and
coats which be is ulle-ed to have sto
len from automobiles parked on Pen
dleton streets. Is an army deserter
;he sheriffs office reported today. He
will be taken to Vancouver Harracks,
probably tonight, to be turned over to
the military authorities for court mar
tial, they said.
Bryant served in tho United States
army during the war and bad not been
discharged from service last April
when he Is alleged lo have deserted
the army. He was with the SOth field
irtillery, stationed nt Camp Funston,
Kan., according to the records which
the sheriff's office has.
Deputy Shcrirf. Dave Ijivemier will
take Iti'vnnt to the army post when
lie is returned to the military officials.
GREAT MAN HUNT IS IN FULL
SWING FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE
SERIES OF DUBLIN RAIDS
WILLAMETTE IRON AND
STEEL WORKS SUSTAIN
HEAVY LOSS FROM FIRE
PORTLAND, Feb. IS (A. P.)
Damage amounting from
75,(lii() to f 100,0(10 Is estimated,
caused by a fire which destroyed
the main boiler factory of the
Willamette Iron & Steel Works
here early today. The cause of
the fire is unknown.
Largest Educational Program
Ever Held in County Will be
Presented at Milton and
Freewater Next Tuesday
One of the biggest edvcational pro
grams ever scheduled for fruit growers
in this section of the country will be
presented by the Umatilla county Farm
Bureau next Tuesday and Wednesday
in Milton and Freewater. Demonstra
tions, lectures and discussions that
should be of tremendous benefit ti,
growers have been arranged and the
Farm Buread committee, consisting ot
J. F. Slover, chairman; Ben Bolt, S
Dempsey, F. B. Wjlrox, W. C. Hopson,
E. P. Jensen and . K. Goodman urge
all growers to attend.
Spray Kqiiipmrnt Demonstration
An orchard spray equipment dem
onstration by the agents of the various
spray machines will be given Tuesday
morning from 9 a. m. to noon. Each
company will be allowed a certain time
during tho morning to display the ad
vantages of its machine and the var
ious attachments in use. FfVink
Shields, of Walla Walla, the genera',
distributor for the Bean sprayer, has
agreed to have a machine on the
ground and, the Hardle and Myers
agents have been invited to show then
machines. Mr. Iimaris, local agent of
the Fordson tractor, is trying to get a
Fordson spray- attachment, in which
the growers are very much Interested.
Siicriiitendeiit to Demonstrate
Leroy Childs, superintendent of the
Hood River Kxperiment station, wtn
take the machines in the afternoon
and show how spraying may be carried
on to the best advantage and Illustrate
the fine points of the game. Mr. Childs
s a recognized authority on orchard
pest control and comes from one of
the b?st apple growing districts in tha
Northwest. His work has been popu
lar w herever he has appeared.
Tuesday evening" at 7:30 in the Mil
ton library H. K. Dean, superintendent
of the hiermiston Kxperiment .Station
will give a talk on irrigation and soil
moisture. The Hermiston Station has
been carrying on Irrigation experi
ments for a number of years iind Mr
Dean's services at demonstrations
have lieen very much in demand, not
only in Oregon but at Kennewlck,
I'roscer and other points in Washing
ton. C. I ljong to Siicak
C. L Ixtng, extension specialist ir
Horticulture from O. A. C, will explain
'-he fundamentals of orchard soil man
agement. Mr. Ixing's work is recciv.
ing the enthusiastic support of the
jnmers in the district and he can be
expected to give something well worth
while at the meeting.
On Wednesday, February 23, at 9 a.
m. Mr. Ctiilds and Professor Long will
take up the practical control of or
It Is expected that there will be a
large attendance, not only of the
growers In Umatilla County but nisi
from across the line. While the meet
ings are being held under the auspices
f the Farm Bureau, every fruit grow
r whether or not a member, is invit
ed to attend.
Weather Warmer Today.
The weather is warmerrfodav. the
maximum being 40 and the minimum
io. The barometer registers 28.95.
which gives promise of fair weather.
'HELI.SlXC.FORa, Feb. Is tU. P.
Soviet troops are being rushed ini4
the Caucasus, according to Moscow re
ports, rne oispaienes said that se-'make the trip and It is believed there
rioas insurrections had broken out in will be room in these cars for all lo
Kouban. - , cal people w ishing to go.
DUBLIN, Feb. 1H (U. P.) A great
man hunt is in full swing In Dublin
and the entire section of tho city on
the north side Is cut off y the troops
who rushed into it'in armored car
throughout the early morning hours,
the neighborhood resounded with the
mar of the motors, the thump of gun
butts against the barred doors and the
-shout of command.
Various rumors regarding the ident
ity of Sinn Felners sought, but it is
generally understood to be General
Collins of the Irish republican army
hiding in the vicinity and reported to
have entered Dublin for a council of
Descending upon the district In mo
tor lorries the soldiers leaped from the
cars, unrolled spools of barbed wire
and constructed entanglements at all
A most extensive series of raids ever
carried out in Dublin began early to
day. Thousands of troops with motor
lurries, machine guns and armored
Armored cars were driven through
the area. Powerful search)!? Ms threw
rays on the houses undergoing searca.
Reports indicated that the situation
near Cork was alarming to the Sinn
Feiners due to distress brought on the
residents territory. As a result Sinn
Fein ambushes and the district was
cut off from all communication.
The general exodus from the erea,
Vhere the intense suffering is reported
have resulted from stopping the food
TO BE RAISED !N CJTY
Pendleton will raise one half of the
M4.000 desired for the Near East
and Chinese reliefs, Joseph N. Scott,
director for Umatilla county, said to
day. This decision was made Thurs
day afternoon In a meeting of the gen
eral committee in the rooms of the
Pendleton Commercial Association.
Towns of Umatilla county will be
asked to match Pendleton' j subscrip
tion to the relief. Work will start
about Wednesday of next week. In
the meantime the organization of
workers will be perfected. -
Mr. Scott and C. U Woodward left
this afternoon for the towns east of
Pendleton to interest persons In the
work there. Both are confident that
the appeal will meet with as generous
a response as did that of the Central
Wheat continued to decline in price
today. March wheat closing at tl.67
".-8 and May at J1.57 3-4. Yesterday
the March wheat closed at $1.68 1-4
and the May at J1.59 1-8.
Following are the quotations from
Overbeck & Cooke, local brokers:
1.72 1.67 -1.62
IMMUilt ATIOX srSPKXDKD
TRIESTE. Feb. IS. (A. P.I Im
migration from central Eorope to the
United States has been suspended and
the astern frontiers of Italy closed,
pending the clearing up of the sani
tary situation due to typhus.
Word received from Walla Walla
today indicates the hydro-electric
meeting to be held there tomorrow
will surpass all other sessions of the
Umatilla rapids Association in point of
attendance and interest. There will
be a delegation of 16 Spokane busi
nessmen at the meeting and many
other big Washington towns will be
represented. Marvin Chase, stati hy
draulic engineer of Washington will
be on the program' as will also H. A.
Itands, Portland c.yisul'.lng engineer,
and Captain. Wlnslow of the U. S. en
gineering department. It is also known
some influential members of t
Washington legislature will be in at
tendance at the meeting.
Local people are to leave the tit)
at 8:0 tomorrow morning in order
t reach Walla Walla in time for the
opening-of the convention nt 11
o'clock. Eight cars aro scheduled to
MANY ARE HEADING FOR
WALLA MALLA MEETING
Early Morning Blaze of Un
known Origin Completely
Dismantles Ice Plant; Butter
Making Machinery Escaped.
NEW PLANT WILL BE
Rebuilding Will Start as Soon
as Fire Adjustments Are
Made, Announces Owners;
Fire Was Troublesome One.
Smythe Lonergan Co.. this morning
suffered a loss, estimated at from $0,.
ouu to 175.000 in the destruction by
fire of their ice plant, ice cream fac
tory, storage facilities and ereamerv.
located on Main street, south of tha
it. V...H. & . railroad tracks. The
butter making machinery was saved
through work of the fire department
and all records and accounts in the of
fice were also rescued. The owners
ntade arrangements at once to handle
their coal. Ice and butter business
The blaze was reported shortly be
fore 6 o'clock this morning from box
25. At that time the entire roof was
ablaze and hundreds who looked out
in the cold morning air. saw the
flames illuminating the skies. The
fire department got several lines to-.
the burning building In quick time
and in a few miutes had the fire nnder
control, saving all of the four walla
of the big warehouse,
Flames Had Good Start.
The flames had obtained a start
within the building, however, that
gutted fost of the interior. The ice
cream plant was ruined by the fire
and water, the ice making machinery
and all of the ammonia were lost.
Several tons of meat in cold storage
was damaged and the offices, at the
front of the building, were badly
A 'temporary shutdown of the but
ter making plant followed the fire but
examination showed that the machin
ery was unhurt and within a couple of
hours the plant was at work turning
out Its product as usual. A large
amount of butter on hand was ruined
in the fire.
To Fire Chief Ringold and his men '
Dan Smythe, one of the owners of the
business gives credit for saving the
building from entire loss. The extreme
culd this morning, the headway gain
ed by the fire and the troublesome
ammonia from the ice making plant
all contrived to make fire fighting dif
ficult. The department saved the
plant of the Pacific Fruit A Produce
Co., adjoining, and other buildings In
Origin of Illaze I'n&nown. '. '
-'o definite idea as to the origin ot
tha fire Is held by Jlr. Smythe nor em
ployes of the concern. There was no
watch mau maintained by the com
pany and ascertaining the cause of the
blaze will probably rest with insurance
adjusters. The business wua fully In
sured. Books, accounts, records and money
kept i nthe office were all saved by
employes who reached the scene
shortly after the alarm was sounded.
Temporary offices for the creamery
will be maintained In the Pacific Fruit
& Produce Co. plant, while the wood
and coal department will have offices
in the building adjoining the Bur
roughs woodyard at Slain and Tustln.
Some of the products In cold stor
age, undamaged, will be salvaged, it Is
believed. About 40 tons of ice, un.
damaged by the heat of the fire, were
aken from the building thh morning.
Deliveries of ice, coal, wood and but
ter were -continued as though nothing
... CijiiiiMiny Will Hehiuitl.
m"A-i son.iv" as insurance adjuster
have completed their work, we shall
begin rebuilding," Mr. Smythe said
while overlooking the ruins this morn
ing. "We hope to be ready for the
summer trade, with a brand new, mod
ern plant. In the meantime we shall
handle ulf our former trade. An ice
cream pbmt will be fitted up as soon
us possible and ice will be obtained
Imwily for distribution. ''
The plant which burned today Is
one of Pendleton's oldest factories and
has chanted bands a -number of times.
It has been owned by the Smythe Loii
ergun Co., since 191S., The coal, wood
and coal murage business has been
carried on imder the firm Tla'me of .
Smythe Lmersan Co., while the but -the
name of tivlen West ccamey.dfr
ter and IcJuream business la under the
name of Oidden West creamery, Ke
cent a (billons and improvements were
mude to the creamery busir.eMM.
Prior tirlts passing Into the present
bands the business was operated fin
several years by Koplttke Gillaml-era.