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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPEB
DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1921.
GRANT CQmTY ' WANTS TO JOIN UMATILLA COUNTY IN
BUILDING NORTH AND SOUTH ROAD; THEIR MONEY UP
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Movement May , Develop Into
. Practical Association of Na
. ' ttons and Replacing Treaty.
GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE
AND ITALY HAVE ACCEPTED
Japan Not on Record Yet but
Acceptance Expected, Soon;
China Will; Participate.
WASHINGTON. July J3. (U. P.)
Government officials are confluent
that both Italy una Japan will for
ward their replies) shortly. According
to' the belief hero. President Harding
aturted a- movement that may develop
Into a practical association of nations,
and replace the treaty . of Versailles,
the League of Nations, and serve an a
foundation for true international re
lations. ..." ,.
The disarmament conference Is ex
pected to. evolve a treaty between the
United States. Japan,-Great Britain,
Italy and France, which later may
meet with the approval and ratifica
tion of other nations. The treaty tvill
probably agree to limit, and later re
duce armaments and also-smooth the
Irritating Pacific questions to the eat-1
lbfaelloo of all countries. It may relo
cate the old Anglo-JupunoBO alliance,
trio Lnaln-.lliU agreement, xpcugnlx
lit Japan's ."special position' In the
Kajf East, the Itoot-Takohlra airree
ment guarantooInK an "upon door" to
Threw IXiuiKrivM Koply. "
ftOXOOS, July 13. (A. P.) Great
Britain, France and Italy have offi
cially accepted l'revhlent Harding's In
vitation to. a conference on the -limlta-tlnn
of armament. . China has Indi
cated her readiness to, participate in
the .conference relative to tho Far
East. Japan is not on record yet, but
it la expected her acceptance will be
communicated to the United flutes
government soon, f
ltagtie of Nations I'jrut.
TOKlO, July 13.r(U. P.) Al
thoueh Japan remains alent regard
ing tho acceptance of the invitation to
the WaMhinKton disarmament confer
ence, she has notified the League of
Nations that! shoufld any situation
arlso under tho Anglo-Japanese al
liance Inconsistent with the league's
procedure, the latter will prevail.
Information reaching here regard
ing the acceptance of Great Britain
and Prance and the Intimated accept
ance of Italy to President Harding's
conference, fulled to move the Japan
oso statesmen Into acceptance. It Is
reportod the other nations are awult
Ing Japan' reply eagerly. It Is Inti
mated Japan Is proceeding slowly, at
tempting to assure Itself exactly what
subjects the conference will discuss
before forwarding her formal accept,
Irish Ijoaile Flurten lU-portcrs.
LONDON, July 13. (A. P.) De
Valera eluded the newspapermen dur
ing tho morning and motored to an
unknown destination, where ho wen!
into conference with his colleagues
and completed the plans for opening
tomorrow's negotiations nnd todny'e
"conversations.", Prominent Irishmen
gaVo him a reception upon his return
to his hotel. . ,"".
Oppose Llojd Gowge,
LONDON, July .11. (U.. P.) Op
position to Lloyd George's attendance
and heading the British delegation to
the Washington disarmament confer
ence Is growing. The premier's po
litical enemies are marshaling forces
to put Arthur Palfour in place of
Lloyd. George. Tho.Lbndon Times op
poves both. the premier and Lord Cur
son. the latter because of his "pom
pous, pretentious manner and business
BUILDING TRADES LOSE
IN WAGES LAST YEAR
i CHICAGO, July 13. (Ls P.) Dan
iel Crawford of Philadelphia, told the
real "estate men's convention that ,-
000,000,0040 In wages were lust by the
building trades laborers during last
year beoauso of inactivity of construc
tion work. . :
THHKK MBX AUK MlSSIXti.
NORFOLK. Va., July I2.--tU. P.)
Thomas Worse Plane and Lieutenant
Johnson, General Mitchell's aid. and
pilot Martin Bomber are missing, fol
. lowing the tests off the Cs.ies. Scout
pintles are searching for them, ..
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Shooting the proverbial apple off the other fellows head uns easy com.
jmre.1 to tin feat of Serat. Alaj. Ajwleton. of the British Army. RUhdVolded
lie demons'! iald his delicate sense of touch by usln? n sharp bayonet to slic
a potato irrched on the bare neck of an heroic lady. ...
WILL FACE AIRING
Senators Prepare Address With
Reference to Jap and Chinese
Problems Here and Abroad.
WASHINGTON. July 13. (U. P.)
Tho "Pacific" question faces a full ait'
Ing precojding the formal diminittnient
conference was Indicated today. Sena
tors McCormick and Johnson, prepare
cd an address to the senate with refer
onve to the Japaheso and Chinese
problems, here and ubroud. Purls re
ports Indlcute the intention of the
French delegation requesting the lea-,
gue of nations 'council to refrain. dis
armament consideration until after tho
formal disarmament conference of this
country and other powers. This action
Is officially reaurded as the most Im
portant move to emasculate the league
and mark time pending President
HardlnK's expression of ideas for the
association of nations. Japan mid
Italy remain to he heard from relative
to their participation In the five na
tion's conference. The Japancso peo
ple, press and commerce men, favor
participation but tho statesmen are
Tom Skeyhlll, who spent the past
winter In the heart of Soviet llussia
and rottirncd to America with a fact
lecture of Intense Interest and value
about conditions in the land of, . the
bolshcvists, will appear on the Chan
tuuiiua platform 'at Happy Canyon
opcn-ulr pavilion this evening.
"Work and' save, labor like. the dev
il and savo like misers," Is the key to
the ""Suroilean situation, sttys Skeyhill,
who brings' the Inst word to America In
his lecture, "Tho Babylonian Finger,
which ho will deliver this evening.
Since Oct. 11)20 Skeyhill has been fact
hunting liv-tho heart of Soviet 'Russia,
gathering first hand material f actual
conditions In tho most talked of coun
try on earth at tho present time. H-f
has Interviewed the most prominent
Russian officials and visited the polit
ical, economical and sociological cen
ters, direct from the laboratory of new
clvilUmtlon, searching through France,
Germany, Checho Slovakia, Poland,
Lctvia and Ksthonla, Russia.
Deflate Inflated currency nnd inflate
deflated supplies, and then not until
then will all be well. Is a declaration
made by Pkeyhill upon his careful
study. The Polish mark normally five
to the dollar is now 650 to the dollar
and tslll soaring. .
As Indicated by the title., SkeyhiU's
lecture will deal with the new message
which the Russian revolution has and
is "wrlting-.n the wall."
A prelude by the Jugo-Slav orches
tra will precede the lecture.
Felt hats In bright colors are "the"
thing to wear with sport clothes.
NOTHING ON HIM
GIFT OF CHAIR MADE
FROM WARSHIP TIMBER
WASHINGTON. July 13. (U.
P.) "If 1 had my life to live
over I would not clmnne mv
profession." President Harding
j told fellint- netvspapcr publishers
accept n g a g.tl of a. large chair
j made from the timbers of the
I fteveniri. thf firsit in tlit.
American navy. Senator Clap-'
per of Kansas-, made the tid-
Tom Skeyhill and the Jugo-Slav or
chestra, here for the Chautauqua pro
gram, were features at the Rotary
Club luncheon today and made the
gathering a memorable one. Skey'illl
is a life member of the Rotary Club
and today demonstrated that he is a
speaker if wonderful force, eloquence
uml feeling. "The Trojan Way" wat.
his subject and it as a description of
the attack on the Gallipoli peninsula
In 1915.- The landing of 100,000 men
against the strongly entrenched Turk-
i isn position was described In a man-
ner so vivid and realistic us to hold his
I listeners spellbound. He closed with
I an appeal tigalii3t warfare. This even
ing Skeyhill will have "Russia" us his
subject. -.' ' ' " ,
Next Wednesday fyening the 'Rotary
picnic In honor of those 'jit tending the
summer normal course' will be held.
The place for the picnic has hot yet
been-chosen. Rotnrinns and their
wlvca are to attend. ." -
The first forest fire In Umatilla
county this season broke out this mor
ning two miles from Meueham on the
timber land owned by the Smythe
Lonergun Co. and has already de
stroyed 1,000 cords of. wood which had
been cut and piled. Other eoni wood
and standing timber is being duni
uged and the company has, sent: out
30 men, armed with axes and shovels,
to fight the blase.
The fire is made more menacing by
a strong wind front the south. Ac
cording to the report received by the
Umatilla Forest Service here, 1 tlje
azimuth ruling shows that the blaze
is 11 degrees from Lookout Moun
tain, on the reserve. If the fire can
not be held in check by the forces sent
today the forest office will send aid.
AT ROTARY LUNCHEON
REPORT GIVEN TO
Recommend Sewage Disposal
Plant be Constructed and
No Incinerator be- Built.
I GULCH DUMP COULD BE
USED FOR INCINERATOR
Plan would be More Economical
anjWpuld be More Samtary
Than 'Present Practice.
."Recommendations that a sewage
disposal plant be constructed to take
care of the sewage of the city of Pen
dleton, and that no incinerator be built
at this time are the two chief features
of the report of Baar and Cunning
hum, consulting engineers of Portland,
who have been investigating the needs
of the city during the past three
months The report consisting of 21
typewritten pages and three maps were
received tho latter part of last week
and will be presented to the city
council at the regulur meeting thin
The recommendation that the con.
structlon of an incinerator would not
be advisable from a business point of
view 1b based on an examination of the
character of the material on the old:
! city dumping ground. An analysis .
Jiuadcshy the engineers shows that a
Jlarj itexcntage oi the stuff on the
cump is non-com busiioie and could
not be burned in an incinerator. '
Suggests Olucli Dump
To take the place of an incinerator
the report suggests that one of the
"lei gulches or ravines (hat can read
ily be found within easy haujin? dis
tance of the city be secured and that
refuse be disposed of there. The plan
would be more enonomical than an in
cinerator, and It would be much mere
s-anltary than the present practice, the
In reference to the need of a sewage
disposal plant, the report has the fol-j
lowing to say: , j
"There is no question but that a real
demand exists for the treatment of the
Fendleton city sewage prior to its -discharge
into the Umatilla River. Fav
orable sites for a sewage disposal plant
are found near the present sewer out
fall. On account of grades and eleva
tions, a part of the existing sewer must
bo repluced. but aside from the cost
this introduces no objectionable fea
tttre. A plant such as is proposed can
be operated with a minimum of atten
tion and at a small annual expense.
Tho effluent will be practically color
less and odorless. Tho plant Itself, if
located on the proposed sites, will be
unobjectionable from the standpoint of
odor and sanitation."
Costs of Plant
The costs, exclusive of the cost of
the site arc: ,
Reconstruction of outfall ...$ 8.S60.75
tmhoff tank 30,877.60
Sludge bed 420.00
Total J. . .J40.138.35
To the above must be added the cost
of real estate.
The report continues:
"The foregoing gross estimate of
cost represents an improvement which
goes much further than to provide for
treatment of the present sewage out
flow. The reconstruction of the out
fall sewcf is an item not contemplated
in the original discussions of the sub
ject, and its cost. $S60.75, is a sub
stantial part, of the total. The levee
'Improvement. along. .TutuillnCreek is,
an important part of tho whole scheme
iiut not an clement of the sewage dis
' "The plan is well adapted fur con
struction by units or in nart. to fit the
financial limitations and the inimed-!
Into demand nf the M!tintimi. Tlin i
muff tank alone, without supplemen
tary filtration of the efflUent, will to
a very large extent remove the objec
tion to the discharge of sewago Into
tHe river! The effluent from the tank
will have no floating solids, and will j
have only the odor and color of fresh
' llig St'wngt) Volume
The investigation of the engineers j
shows that the volume of sewage being 1
discharged through the system every
day is in excess of 2.000,000, which Is
considered excessive for the length of
sewers and the number of connection I
An explanation of this heavy volume is
explained as follows:
"The sewer crossing under the
Umatilla river at Main street is broken
and permits a largo Inflow of water I
fn m the liver. In 1918. this was esti-
mated at 2:13,000 gallons in 24 hours,
and since the condition t this river
crossing has-been aggravated It is cer
tain that the existing inflow la not less
Ihsn th's figure. In addition to this
known leakage it Is evident that there
-.continued on page J.)
FOUND BY LOCAL MEN
ON TRIP SOUTHWARD
BY E. B. ALDRICH,
Editor East Oregonian.
Grant county wants to join hands with Umatilla county in
lttinrovinc what rhev call the "North and South" road. reach-
i ing from the heart of the John
salvation from the curse of isolation that is holding back one of
the most romantic, most interesting and resourceful bits of em-i
pire in the state of Oregon. Grant county people want this de-t
velopment; they want it badly
w nen tney speaK oi tms BUDject tney snow a aegree 01 under
standing, a vision and an enthusiasm that would simply amaze
the average resident of Umatilla county. They mean business
trnd the best proof of this is that they speak in the language of
the dollar and do not mince words. They now have $70,000
ready for work on the road from the John Day river to the
Umatilla county line and they have done a lot more than that.
The county court of Grant county has adopted as a fixed and
permanent policy the expenditure of all its market road money
on its north and south road. That means a continuous fund of
$25,000 or more each year for this road and it is assurance
that if Umatilla county wishes to reach a friendly hand south
ward to its southern neighbor and natural ally. Grant county
will not be found a piker.
Covered 15ig Territory
Tho foregoing partly summarizes the
situation discovered by a Pendleton
party that has lust completed a per
sonal Visit that Included Dale, Ritter,
Long creek, Fox valley. Beech creek,
Ju. Vernon, John Day, Canyon City,
Prairie and the Intervening territory
between these points, including ranch
ers on the North Fork of the John
Day, the Middle Fork, South Fork
LOG OF JOURNEY SHOWS ACUTE
PENDLETONITJS IS PREVALENT
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Tile party left Pendleton at 9:40
Sunday forenoon, equipped to camp
out if necessary. Lee Shannon served
as driver and Bob Sanders as photo-
sjrapner. ana gunman. At 12:20 we
put our feet under the table for dinner
in Ukiah. If the Umatilla county road
master can build roads as fast and as
skillfully as he drives a car we should
get results. Albert Peterson was our
host ut Ukiah.
Near Ukiah the proposed new route
of the Grant county road was pointed
out. It leads down Camas Creek to the
south fork of the John Day.
''Criminal" Is Right
Beyond' Ukiah we passed the Bonjj
brothers ranch and in time came to the j
piece de resistance the John Day
grade. The staff photographer began j
to earn his salary and he earned more i
of it before the grade was finished, j
Judge Schannep recently pronounced i
tUe John Day grade as "criminal" and
he did not exaggerate. It might have
been , alright in the time of Lewis &
Clarke but in these days it Is consid
ered a trifle rough.
Part way dowr the grade we met J.
H. Wagner of Ukiah who had a small
truck loaded with beans threshed at
ttilter He was bringing them to Pen-1
dleton to sell, we asked Mr. Wagner!
what he thought of the roud. In the
answer lu made One could have boiled
an egg. He had used up a set of
mmies going uown ore inn on nis trip
for the beans. j There )s a h)tel a store dance haU
Fish Mere at Church ! and a bath house across the river, con.
Tho grade ends at tho north fork , nccted y a 8Uspengion brld(;e. Xhe
which stream is the border line be- place ,g owneQ by Mrs Marv Davis
ween I matilla and Grant counties. vhose daughter MUdred Dttvis at
Desolation creek flows into the north j tcuded sehoo, , Pendleto und was
fork at the bridge. There we stopped! tor a Ume offlce ,r, for Dr p A
to get the fish supposed to be eagerly Lieuallell. The
store at Ritter is own-
nuaiiiuK toe noon. ir-.' iisu were
evidently taking a Sunday off. John
Dunning caught two and for some time
was uneasy lest George Tonkin be In
the region ahead of us. !
At Desolation creek we met 11 cow
boy working for Bond brothers who
had" been searching for cattle. He also"
had heard rumors in Grant -county
that when it came to building roads
southward Umatilla county was slow'
MEANS FINANCIAL RUIN TO COUNTRY WE
GREAT FALLS. Mont., July 13.
A. P.) "If the payment of a bonus
to service men would mean financial
rmn t0 u,u country we certainly do
not want it," Lemuel Holies, national
n,' - iuuu,t of the American Legion de-
clarcd today in reference .to President
Harding's statement to congress yes-
terdny. "But we do not believe the
granting of an adjusted eoiupensiution
would bring such a disaster. Oppon -
ents of the measure have centered
their attack on a cash bonus feature,
There are three other notions. Ser-'nnt
vice meu "der the bill could obtain I
ioana tor the purchase of a house and
lot or farm; he could receive tochnl-
Day valley to Pendleton and to
and they are unanimous about it.
and more creeks than th"re are days
In the week. The party from Pendle
ton comprised Lee Shannon, road
master of Umatilla county, Pat Loner
gan, John Dunning, circulation man
ager of the East Oregonian,. Bob K.
Sanders, "official photographer" of
the expedition and E. B. Aldrich,
editor of the East Oregonian.
(Continued on page 2
At Dale we were told we could get a
free bath in a hot spring there but as
It wus not Saturday we passed up the
'Pat" V Discouraged
For a time after our entrance into
Grant county Pat Lonergan almost
gave up the idea of a cream route for
the Smyth e-Lon.ergan company! and
was ready to spend all our money
north of Ukiah. , But he got all over
that when we got out of the jungle.
Farther along we found a ranch
where they raised wheat. It is owned
by Paul Gruppe and as his dogs did
not bark like they really meant to bite
we went In and talked to the owner,
Mr. Gruppe has been there for some
years. He banks in Pendleton and
says a good many people there hank at
Pilot Rock or Pendleton. He had
raised 1800 bushels of wheat last year.
When we spoke of roads and a possi-
bility that the John Day grade might.
oe improved he made it known he had
heard that story many times before'.
Mr. Gruppe will have to be shown
something more than a map before he t
realizes what be wishes in the way oi
a road. -
As we drew near Ritten our road-
master commented on the fact the
Grant county roads were not abo-'c
suspicion. The grade was fair but the
roads need surfacing.
As we drove up to tne Ritter hot
Hr,u.- , ..., -,ijj mv,m
j ed by J 1 1 . Constant who is a relative
j of the merchant at Albee. We discov
I ered that some guests at Ritter
; thought Bob Sanders was a deputy U.
! S. luarshull or something worse be
j, cause he carried a. gun. No bootleg
! gers approached us. On the road sub
i Ject the sentiments are somewhat like
I those of Mr. Gruppe mentioned above
but the feeling was very favorable to
Continued on page two
cal or vocational training, or receive
paid up Insurance. We do not believe
any legislation tending to make the
service man an Independent home
owner or which would give him an
education or give his family an insur
ance in the event of his death would
ance in the event of his death, would
oppose the delay In consideration" of
the adjusted compensation measure
- which has passed the house. There
j has been too much delay already. Now
there are one half million service men
nf v-nt-ir a AVt..
adjustment and economic balance be-
tween those who served and those
who did not."
IRISH TRUCE IS
Rioting Starts in Belfast and
Takes Toll of Two Constables
and Three Civilians Wounded
0E VALERA AND PREMIER .
4 WILL CONFER THURSDAY
Premier Smuts of South Africa
.Who is Given High Credit fop
Negotiations Will Preside.
LONDON, July 13. (C. P.) Irish
truce has been broken, according to
dispatches from Belfast, when tho,
rioting took the toll of two constables
and three civilians wounded. Irish
peace negotiations wiU open late to
morrow, the first meeting between I9,
Valera and Lloyd-George . occurring
in the latter offices. Although the
formal conference occurs tomorrow.
th-j1 Informal "conversations" calcu.
lated to clear away the tedious tech
nlcallties have been arranged precede
ing It. Premier Smuts of South Africa
who la given high credit for effecting
the peace negotiations, is" the principal
figure of the informal meetings, and M
arranging the procedure ta be f ollot;"flI
during the negotiations, where p1, pre
sides. . , ... - . : :'. ' ' t
TO RISE IN MARKET
Wheat showed' added strength today!
Jul" wheat closing at $1.28 K, Scptem
ber at $1.284 ar.d December a.r
J1.30H. Yesterday the closing prices
were $1.25 for July, $i.24H for Sep-
tember and $1.23 for December.' ; ".
Following are the quotations receiv.
ed by Overbeck & Cooke, local brok
t v. '.
Wheat The trade today was broad
er than It has been for many-week
and out side speculative demand was
large enough to be considered Indlca-
live of a strong position. The specula-
tive apathy for some time has prevent-
cd recognition In the market way of a
very bullHh situation. The news from
the northwest was more alarming than
ever. If such a thing Is possible perhaps
the niost significant feature of -worlds
supply outlook la the fact that the
European countries as well as the
"l"nlted States have-suffM-e from pre-r
longed drough. This means the Unit
ed States will be called upon to supply
as much grain as can possibly be spar
ed. The cash markets in the south- .
west were strong and higher, with ex
porters and millers In competition for
the offerings. At the same time Kan
sas City reports said farmers generally
have assumed an independent attitude
and are showing little disposition to
accept prices offered in the present
Cassh Market ' 5
t hard white $1.16 $1.18
1 soft white t.16 ' $l.t
1 white club $1.16 $1.13 -
1 hard winter ....... .$1.14 $1.13
1 north spring $1.11 $1.13
1 red Walla Walla $1.12 $1.10
Big Bend $1.20
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Reported by Mujor Loe Moorhoua,
.Maximum. 8S.- '
Minimum, 46. ' f
Barometer, 29.52. '