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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 3, 1921.
ULTIMATUMW-S BEEN SERVED ON GERMANY-.
DEMAND Ai ACCEPTANCE BY NOON MON DA
PAVING LIS TO
Drastic Action Necessary is
View of Off icials Who
City Suffering Hardship,
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
MAY ERECT CLASS "A"
BUILDING ON ALTA ST.
COUNCIL PROVES AVERSE
TO FREE CLEAN UP WEEK
That the Knights of Pythias
may erect a cluss A building on
their property on Alta street be
tween Miiln and Garden la with
in the realm of probability. The
lodge 1h In good financial condi
tion and own a valuable 10(1
foot frontage on Alia which It la
proposed to Improve at the prop
er time. There are Influential
loaders In tlje lodge who be
lieve a modern building may be
come a practical venture within
the next year or two provided
building cost are reduced and
tenanta may be assured.
McMonies Succeeds Joe EH as
: Fire Chairman; Ladies to
. Help Use Library Ball Fund.
Proceedings against a number of
cltliens of Pendleton will I Instituted
noon na the reault of decision of the
council iHMt night to aiart foreclosure
on property upon which the puvtiw
assessment la now delinquent. Re
corder Thomaa Fits Gerald has been
ordered to secure data and evidence
from the booka of the city concerning
thes delinquent iroierty ownera and
city attorney Warner will immediately'
It was declared nt council lust night
that there are ft mimliciof delinquent
tax payers whose non-payment has
worked a hardship on the city and ttsj
finances. "It is a drastlo action." said
i ni councilman, "but something has to
Just how large an amount Is due the
city from? delinquent paving
menta la not known but according to
Hcorder Flu Oeruld there are owners
who are. behind in payments living
on every street.
Xtt Tlrn Vp Week"
"Clean-up Week" did not get very
far in council lust night following Its
introduction by Mayor Hurtman. Al
derman Penland declared It nut the
right thing to do to encourage the rest
cionts or tha city to accumulate gar
bags through the entire year and then
permit tha city to huul It lo the dump
grounds for nothing. It seemed to be
ths opinion of council thnt an Inspec
tion should he made of the alreeta and
properties of the city and ownera with
accumulated rubbish should be or
dered te clean up. Failure to quickly
rid their property of Rubbish and de
bris will be ths cause of the.cJty start
ing action against them.
Ths council decided lHt night to
chop, off an expenditure of $100 a
month for the hire of a truck tn assist
In ths work of the city by ordering the
recorder In advertise for bids fur a
one IdVi truck with or without a dump
body. The council felt tjiat a saving
would tie made by the purchase of a
Th Warren construction company
whk the solo bidder for the paving oi
the streets now due for Improvement
in the oity. A bid of 70!U.77 was
mil. fur the work on paving on
Washington street from Madlcon to
Main and . Jefferson from Madison tn
Washington; iti-2 was bid for
paving Madison from Ralcy to Jack
son and for paving Jefferson
from Alta to Court. The bids were ac
cepted and ordinances passed nuthorta
lug the entering Into a contract be
tween the city and tho construction
Mi-Monies, I'lrt Chairman
' Tho resignation of Joe Kll us chair
man of tho fire committee "was accept
ed and Alderman F- J- McMonies was
appointed In hla stead. No appoint
ment was made to fill the vacancy in
A suitable housing place for the old
firw truck will be investigated by the
fire committee. Buildings now owned
iiy the city will be Investigated and If
found Inadequate- a new structure ran)
A. J. Owens representing a numlei
of property owners on tho Thompson
street lilll aplpearcdi before nnnnrii
and aked what the city was going to
do with Improving that street. Jt wu
r-'Rined to Mr. Owens that plana
Were being drawn up by the city engi
neer and that he could expect some
1 act Um In the near future.
(Continued on page I.)
WASHINGTON.- March J. (A.
. ) President Wilson vetoed the
J.'ordney emergency tariff bill to
. Private udvlces received here
today also reported the veto of
the emergency tariff act by the
president. The action was ex
pected as It was known the white
house was opposed lo the measure.
RAIL STRIKE IS
First Time Since Organization
U. S. Railroad Board That
Strike Has Been Approved.
STRIKE FOLLOWS ACTION
TO REDUCE ALL WAGES
PREMIER SMUTS SA YS U. S.
WILL CLASS WILSON WITH
WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN
WASHINGTON. Mar. 3 (L. P.)
President elect and Mrs. Harding ar
rived here today. They were greeted
at tha ati'.tion by a huge throng. Thev
stepped Into a motor car and were
hurried to the New WHIard hotel
wherftthev will remain until they leavt
for the capliol tomorrow.
Two Hundred Ten Thousand
Acres in Fall Wheat is Coun
ty Agent's Estimate; Plow-
- injr Outfits Are Now Bus?.
I'matilla county's winter . wheat
acreage Is greater this year than in
J 920, according to the ' estimate of
l-'red Jiennion, county, agriculture
agent who says that lecauso of ex
tremely favorable conditions, the fall
sowing totaled about 210.0110 acres
while the spring wheat Is estimated al
10.000 acres. Uist'yeur the winter
w heat was estimated at 200,000 acres
and tho spring at 21.000.
I'-urmcrs atute that never before has
the winter wheat been In such excel
lent condition as at the present time.
The wheat is stoolcd out In good shape
and the stands are unusually thick
The only bad feature of tho season
has been the gulleylng In the foothill.-,
and on the hillsides.
Plow outfits west of here are now In
operation and spring work is becom
ing general throughout tho cduntv.
Among the farmers who aro plowing
at-e Klmer Moore, C: A. Moll,. Hoy
llew, Temple Ilrothers. Walter Cress
well. W, It. Blusher, Khoilo Ilrothers,
J. K. Kosher, W. It. Wyrlck and oth
Farmers arc plowing; for summer
fallow and there will be some sprinir
wheat seeding. Hurley will also be
sown, especially In the Pilot Hock
district which raises a considerable
amount of barley each year. .
, iti:M..si:i ox ihn its.
rHK'AOO. March 3. (A. P.)
William Dalton, 16 year old bank em
ploye, who took $772,000 tn liberty
bonds from the Northern Trust Co.
anil who was later captured at Hcy
worth. 111., was released today on
Strikers Mean Hard Fight to
Preserve Present Wage Scale
Do Not Intend to Give In.
CHiCACO, Mur. 3. It'. I'.) Six
teen railrtad union chiefs have wired
ihelr taiKilori to the rail ftiiko that
has been catbd by the employees i f
ihe Atlanta, KiimlnKhum and AHarilli
This is '.lie first time since the or
(janlcation of tho fnHed States rail
load hoard thut a rail strike has been
approved by tho union chiefs. Calling
of the s:rike follows an action of fed
eral Judge Pllby of Atlanta, in autho
rising a receiver for the A. B. and A.
lo reduce as- Immediately.
Tha action of the rail unions in
sum Honing tho A. IS. & A. strike, ac
cording lo thowe in close touch with ths
uilrimd situation, means that they In
tend to fwnt hand tu i.eesoJ-ve-Hw--,
Isting wate- scah-s and have no- lntcii
tion f giving Ip to the roadK. Tin
rail officials connected with the Amer
ican federation here said they know
nothing about the New York reports
that "common end semi-skilled" labor
Is to get together with railroad man
agements In the east to adjust waes.
It Is thought by union leaders here
that those who will confer with the
railroads are members who nro not
iffiliated with tho American' Federation.
COOK HOUSE HAS BEEN
IN STREET 14 YEARS
There arc some twenty or thirty
buildings ;f various sizes and descrip
tions making their -1101110 upon the
streets of the city is developed nt
imincil last night when Councilman
Friedly Introduced the subject. It
seems thut a lady resident came to the
councilman and asked him how long
an object or an nrticic could remain on
tho streets of tho city without the 1111
1 hoi (ties ordering its removal. I'pon
l-.ls "didn't l-mra" slip came forth with
the Information that there was a cook
house on a street of the cily and that
it had been there for fourteen years.
Couiiclimen said last night that it
didn't make much difference because
'these buildings were temporarily plac
ed on portions of streets not being
I.y Genera) the Itight Honorable Jan Christian h'muts, Premier of the t'nion
of Boulh Africa. Published Through Arrangement with the ........
New York Hventn Post.
Pretoria, South Africa, January 8. ISM.
has been suggested that I rhuilld write a short estimate and uppra'sal
of the work of President Wilson on the termination of his pres dency of
the' (.'lilted States of America. I feel I must comply with the sugges
I feel I may not remain silent when there Is an opportunity to aay a
word of appreciaion for ihe work of one with whom I came Into close contact
at a great perioj and who rendered the most signal service to the great human
There Is s gre-it Buying of Mommsen (1 believe) In reference to the close
of Hannibal's career in fullure and eclipse. "On those whom the gods love
they lavish Infinite Joys and Infinite sorrows." It has come back to my mind
in reference to the close of Wilson's career. For a few brief momenls he was
not only the leader of the greatest state in the world; he was ra sed to far gid
dier heights ar.d became the center of tho world's hopes. And then ho fell,
misunderstood and rejected by his own people, and his great career closes ap
parently In signal and tragie'defcat ,
'Whut is the explanation of this tremendous tragedy, which is not solely
American, which closely concerns the whole world? Of course, thnre ure
purely American elements In the explanation, which I am not competent to
speak on. Hut besides the American quarrel with President Wilson, there is
something to be said on the great matters in Issue. On those I may be per
mitted to say a few words.
The position occupied by President
BRITISH PREMIER TELLS i f,
WHAT PENALTIES WILL BE
IMPOSED IF NOT ACCEPTED
BRINGS 75 DELEGATES
Any Modification Will be Ab
andoned if Allies Are Com
pelled to Resort to Force.
Noted Speakers of the Mission
ary Fiplrl Will Tell of Greater
j , j. . . 1 1
Needs Arising From Present ,many -s.
ance of the reparations de-
- LONDON, March- 3. (Ed fc.
Keen, U. P. Staff Correspond
ent.) It was officially an
nounced that the allies had
served the ultimatum on Ger-
State of World.
OF KEEPiNG BOOKS
Accounts Faithfully Kept Re
ports Auditors Who List As
sets at Over Million; Net
Worth at $400,473.02.
Approximately 73 delegates repre
senting the Baptist churches of Kast
ern Oreiron from The Dalles to Baker
will foe here tomorrow morning for a
two days conference with four noted
speakers being sent here as part of a
nation wide campaign to impress upon
church number. the "sreater needs of
Wilson In the world's Imagination atlnB VT)-
the close of the great war and at thej r,1Ier t'ne arrangement each-churcn
beginning of the Peace Conference i ,s Kending three delegates to the con
was terrible in its greatness. It mnw, which starts at 9 o'clock Frt
terrible position f.jr any mere man to'd(iy mlirnng. ad will be brought to a
occupy. Probably to no human being; cOS), u, 4 ., m. stttUrdav. Among the
' Vba records the city, have Jseen
"conscientiously" kept, according to
the report of Funk & McLean In their j
audit of the city's finances, presented ,
to tho council last night. However, a j
more modern system of keeping books j
was suggested, which suggestion was i
furthered by remarks of Mayor Hart-1
man who staled that a system should
be Installed not too elaborate, he salit.'j
bat one that would be more concise
than the one now obtaining and would
permit the ordinary layman to inspect
the books with some comprehension.
The resources of the c ty total Jl,
0i)a,0in.3g, according to the report, be
ing divided into the following Cash
on hHiid. $47,141.42: bills receivable
129.000; waterworks, J500 000; levee,
1123.000: Fewer system, 100.000; real
cstae $!).2B; liberty Itonds, J3330; fire
department, $12,0'i0; sprinkler $6000
roller, 3000; delinquent taxes S.26S.96
and bridges, $72,000.
Liabilities Include, library, $1289.
9; general sinking fund $34645.38;
script $2099.42: bonds, $547,000; cure
of cemetery $1231. 9S; mausoleum
trust fund, $210.60; Interest sinking
fund. $2711.15; slreet liens $13 377.46
and net worth $400,475.02. The-net
woith shows the actual vafue of the
properly of the city.
Hecelpts for the yenr of 1920 am
ounted to $1 13,546. XS. The sum of
t,-.5,39S.2ii on hand at the biginnlnB of
the yenr gave the city the sum of
the j-ear174.!Mf,.16 to meet expenses.
F.xpcnses for the year totaled $127,
808.74 which gave the city a balance
of $47,141.42 on December 31. ;
In all history did the hopes, the pray
ers, the aspirations of so many- mill
ions of his fellows turn with such
poignant intensity as to Win at the
close of the war. At a time of the
deepest darkness and despain, lie had
raised aloft a light to which all eyes
had turned. He had spoken divine
words of healing and consolation to a
broken humanity. His lofty moral
idealism seemed for a moment lo
dominate the brutal passions which
had torn the old world asunder. Ann
he was supposed to possess the secret
which would reniako the world on
fairer lines. The peace which Wilson
was bringing to the world was expect
ed to be God's peace. Prussianism
lay crushed; brute force had failed ut
group of statesmen. Idealists make a
great mistake In not facing the real
facts sincerely and resolutely. They
believe, in the power of the spirit, in
the goodness which is at the heart of
speakers at the conference will bo Dr.
Arthur H:der, Dr. Lynch, a f-'outh Afri
can missionary; Mrs. W. L. Wadsworth
and Dr. Sherpard.
It is announced that the public is
invited to the menings which will be
hv-'ld at the Baptist church.
CABINET IS CO.MPLETKI
WASHINGTON. Mar. 3- (f. P.)
Harding has completed his cabinet by
naming James J. Davis Becretnry of
laior. Kk? has announced that George
Christian WUle his pri "ate secretary.
mands by Monday noon
Lloyd George told the Ger
man delegates that the follow
ing penaltiess would be im
posed: The occupation of Duisberg,
Ruhr fort3 and Dusseldorff ;
levying of equitable tax on all
German exports to the allies
and the establishment of cus
toms line along the Rhine,
The British premier also stat
ed that any modification that
might be permitted by an im
mediate acceptance of the pro
posals would be abandoned if
the allies were compelled to
use force. ' ' !
I'HOWns AUB 80MBFJI.
Mcimliera of the council, tlicir cx
IHTtH and military attaches appeared
very solemn as they drove up to St.
JiiinO Palace through the treat
crowds. Lloyd-Ucorge'a face lacked
Continued on tg twa "
Continued on page two
HEAVY INCREASE IN RATES IS
ALLOWED PHONE COMPANY ON
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
M Alt KMT JS STI.ADY.
POKTI.AN1). March Livestock
eg and butter are steady.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 3. (IT. P.)
Wilson announced he will enter the
practice of law with Secretary of State
Oolby, with offices in New York una
The only previous experience Wilson
has had as a practicing lawyer was in
Atlanta, Ga., where he practiced two
years prior to his entrance into the
field of education. Colby before enter
ing politics was well known at the New
York bur. '
The firm f Wilson, Colby will spe
cialize in international law. " Fotn
memlK-rs have become experts during
tha last few years In dealing with the
intricate foreign relations of this
country. This form of practice would
r.i t force Wilson to .mnear in court.
The president graduated In law
from the University of Virginia in
1S.S1, and later practiced in Atlanta.
When Pendleton people pay their
telephone bills for February, they
will be charged according to the fol
lowing new rate, fixed by the public
service commission in response to a
request from the Pacific Telephone
and Telegraph Co:
Suburban line .
For Milton, the new rates in effect
March 1, are:
Individual lino .
Two-party line .
Suburban line .
Individual line .
The Hermiston rates are:
Individual line .
Suburban line .
Two party line
$2.00 $3.00 I3.2S
1.75 2.50 2.75
1.50 2.25 2.50
For all other towns in the county,
the new rates will be as follows
$3.50 $3.75 $4.00
3.00 9.25 3.50
3.00 3.50 S.75
2.00 3.00 3.25
. 1.73 2.50 2.75
. 1.59 2.23 2.50
, 1.50 2.25 2.50
HARDING'S FINAL CABINET SLATE.
. c- - y Ttr " 1'
. .. 2.00 2.50 I 8.75
. 1.50 2.00 J.23
The local office has received no
word regarding increases on the rural
lines, although the company's appli
cation for higher rates would bring ru
ral rates in the county from $7.20 to
$9.00. ' .
Bills Are Kxpcctnl.
AH bills sent out by the local office
are sent from Portland and It Is
thought they will be here by Monday.'
They have been held in Portland
pending the decision of the commis
sion. The Increases in the state amount
to an approximate Increase of 30 per
cent and the order is positively con
tingent upon the Immediate carrying
out by the company of Its program of
lino construction and extension of ser
vice and In definite terms declares
that the revenue Increases will be re
callei unless the company redeems Its
pledge to construct. Proposed en
tensions submitted at the recent hear
ings of the application, and which,
will be Insisted upon by tho commis
sion, aggregate between $5,000,000 and
$7,000,000. ' . '
(Continued on page fc.) ,
Reported by Major Lee Moorhouse,
This photo-diagram shows President-elect Harding
mid his final cabinet alate. While Harding has not of
ficially announced all of the offers and acceptances no
Change in this final slate Is expected. At the head of
the table Is Harding. In the foreground (left to right
STATU. Charles K. Hughes: WAR. John W. Weekst
POSTMASTER GKNEltAL, Will H, Hays; INTERIOR.
A. B. Fall; COMM.KRCE, Herbert Hoover. Back row
(left to right) TREASURY. Andrew W. Mellon; NAVY
Edwin Denby; AGRICULTURE, Henry C. Wallace; LA
BOR, James J. Da via.
Tonlrl't and i1