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OAILEAST OgS0mS, fENDLETON, ORECMT, jlOKDAY EVIiNING, SEPTEMBER 5, 1021.
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Veal and Produce
Mr. Farmer ! Now is the logical time to turn
your livestock into ready cash. It will bring you
as much now as it will after a lot of expensive
We pay the top price at all times. . v
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WHY FEDERAL AID IS NEEDED AT UMATILLA RAPIDS)
I N a alenfrlhy editorial Sunday the Portland Oregonian proves
very clearly it is not awake, or does not wish to awaken, to
the great opportunity open to the people of the northwest
trough development of hydro electric power in the Columbia
Strangely enough the Portland paper tries to discourage the
Umatilla rapids project on the ground that project would de
velop too much electric power. It's editorial sets forth that the
c ontinuous power that may be developed at Umatilla rapids
would more than suffice to operate all the railroads of Oregon
mid Washington, that it would produce more power than is now
used in the entire Portland district and that the secondary pow
er that may be developed at the rapids would be greatly in ex
cess of what is needed for irrigation pumping.
If those facts are true they constitute an argument for build
ing the project, not for delaying construction indefinitely. The
( building of a great power plant such as this would mean cheap
; power because the cost per horse power would be low. Then
the availability of cheat? power would automatically broaden
end enlarge the market The Oregonian is mistaken in its esti-
mate of the present power market of the northwest. It errs
5 through figuring on the market for high priced electricity. Nat
f urally the market for such power is limited. There would be a
. limited market for bread if bread had to be sold at 25 cents an
j ounce. There would be no demand for railroads if railroad
. charges were prohibitive. There would be very little demand
for Sunday newspapers if they had to sell at $1 a copy. The
comparison could be carried on indefinitely but it is not neces-
fcary. The mistake of the Oregonian is so palpable that it
1 scarcely needs exposure. All intelligent men and women know
5 that electricity is not being used as it could be used. It is used
j rot at all in Oregon for heating purpose, though in Taconia a
I municipal electric plant makes home heating possible. Electric
j ity is not widely used for cooking and in only the more fortu
t nate homes is it used to do the washing, ironing and sweeping,
j It is conservative to say that electricity is not being used for one
i twentieth part of the work it would be called upon to do were
j cheap power available. It is idle for any one to talk about a
j lack of market for power in the northwest, if cheap power can
i me uictuiuauB euuoriai quotes an engineer as saying
i " oiy m.uuu acres oi land is subject to irrigation through
I ? pumping from the Columbia by power developed at Umatilla
f rapids. That is evidently a low estimate, because there are gov-
prnmonl nil etitA mmhIm T 1 1
t , , "- "V4 oww -cyuiua snowing a mucn larger acreage as
fcuujeet to irrigating by pumping. But even a 114,000 acre pro
. ;, ject would be no small affair. It would be bigger than any
' j present project in Oregon. Such a project would add over $10,-
; 000.000 to the assessment rolls of the counties affected, thus re
f ducmg the tax burden on present croDertv. '
f One might suspect that the Oregonian does not want a great
jHtr projeci Dunt Decause sucn an enterprise would reduce
s electric charges and thus cut dividends of electric companier
' VY In,the fiel J' But the Portland Paper is anxious to have the
f .ederal government spend millions improving the Columbia
. c hannel to Portland so as to facilitate water competition against
the railroads and incidentally build up Portland trade. If such
federal aid is justifiable for Portland, why is not federal aid for
an interior project a good thing also? "
' , Furthermore, the Oregonian supports the federal reclamation
, policy whereby the United States government has expended
? many millions watering arid land that is now competing with
privately developed land. It is probable that the price of al
, lalfa today would be twice what it is had not alfalfa produc
t t'on been vastly increased in the last ten years through govern
ment reclamation of land. Yet at a time when alfalfa grow
' 1 rl fi2nd their Prod-ct a drug on the market the Oregonian urges
i a federal policy under which $250,000,000 more of federal
t money will be used to finance new irrigation work. Where i'
there any logic in asking the government to finance competi-
tion with farmers and then shy at asking federal help on power
projects. If it is good public policy to reclaim waste land why is
it not good public policy to reclaim waste water power'
( 1 he Oregonian says it is "not a vain hope" that private cap-i
iu wut ueveiup power on the Columbia. Private capital may
do so sometime but it will not be on a very big scale. The pri-
- ate electric companies naturally want a limited supply of pow
f cr po that the power they have can be marketed at good fig-
ures. I nvate power companies want a sellers market while th
public need is for a buyers market There is a well known com-
m unity of interest among the power corporations and that un-
"u.Bl""uu'8 wu'-s against me building of projects that would
1 JduPnces.- If Private electric interests developed power at
k 1 tmuf i o oyila . 1 j i 1 w "
v.uu.a,,,,, v.uuia nave a mammoth supply of low
priced power. Through regulatory laws now in effect thev
i VlZtX6 ""?!"' i5ice based on the producing
4 I. it - I- j i. f . tut "on-nwest power prices to one
' , l.; ?r0nf t1-dwhat 18 "ow chared. May we reasonably ex
; pect - the electric corporations to do that? Certainly not and no
; practical man expects it Furthermore, a project like the Uma
tilla rapids project is too big for private financing. The recla-
niation feature is too big for any private concern to succeed with
and private capital certainly cannot be expected to devote its
J energies to improving the navigability of a river. That is dis-
t:nct!y a government task, just as much so as channel improve-
: nient on the lower nver. Eastern Oregon is not protesting
y 1u"" "wuvy lor Dettenng the channel to
i 5,1 :-nA'hy ",d a Poland newspaper argue against fed-
. . u.u -ia wregon enterpnse of similar merit?
: It Columbia basin power is developed on a big scale as it
! hmd be t will be done through federal aid or through aid
; J"0"? some, other. Plic source. There is no other answer and
! e "- tinou,a oe laced. We have had a hundred years of re-
i v juivaic ueveiypmeni and not a kilowat of power is be-
I : ng.rated on the Columbia. If private capital wants to en
j cr this field why has it not done so? Why does not a private
t -orporation offer to build the Umatilla
uch a corporation enter the field in good faith, agreeing to sell
I ;ts power at a fair rate above the production cost that corpora-
urn would be welcomed with open arms. But such a thing is
tvw uuiwrajirura i cuiis aireaay mentioned.
The people of the southwest are backing a power and irri
ruiion scheme on the Colorado that calls for more money than
, Iocs the Umatilla rapids project. Compared with the Umatilla
.lipids project the Colorado project is hair brained. Yet the
outhwest is asking federal aid and hag secured ope preliminary
ppropiiatioo from congress. It was secured this summer de-piti-
the Oregonian's claim that the federal government will not
pemt money for such purposes. If the southwest can secure
ciH'i al aid for nuch work why not the northwest? We have a
cttor power stream than the Colorado.. Why not harness it
rui make some use of our birthright?
Main Street Pendleton
CHAS. D. DESPAIN & CHAS. W. GOODYEAR
WE ARE RED HOT AT THE BUSY BEE
Tuesday Morning, 9:30 Sharp. : '
GOMPERS ASKS HARDINGTsKILLED WORKMEN ARE
President Says His First Duty
in West Virginia' is to Re
establish Peace and Order.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (I. X. S.
Samuel Gompers anketl 1'resiiient
Harding to call a joint conference of
the West Virginia miners and operat
ors to consider means of ending the
lahor troubles there. The president
said until the authority of the Vnited
States is established in West Virginia
Rnd order restored he does not feel he
can act further. He said his first duty
is to reestablish peace and order.
AV. H. Bleakciey to Andy B. Johnson
and John H. Brinker, J1.00, NW 1-t
XW 1-4 XW 1-4; S 1-2 XW 1-4 NW
1-4 Sec. 34, Tp. 6, X. R. 35.
O. B. Ray to Buron A. Chisholm,
$10.00, mete and bound tract In Block
12, Sub-division of Lot 8. Hermlston.
John B. Switzler to Harold Benja
nin, $50.00, Lot 8, Block 14, City of
Ellen J. Anderson to E. F. Peal,
$4000.00, mete and bound tract in Stil
Thomas Reece to Ellen J. Anderson,
$19.00, mete and bound tract In Mil
ton. S. D. Peterson, Admr., to Elizabeth
M. .Sams, $1250.00. Lots A and 5,
Block 4 1, Freewater.
Roy A. Marcum to Jean P. Kirk
Patrick, $25.00, West 50 feet of Lot
1 7, original town of Pilot Rock.
KANSAS CITY, SIo., Sept. 5. Over
15,000 skilled workmen in this city are
either Idle or working at makeshift
Jobs, according to estimates from em
ployment crcles. The great army of
the unemployed is larger now than at
i.ny period since the world war, it was
stated. Thousands of 'skilled work
men lire taking any kind of work' of
fered. Conditions this.winter will be the
m:;st Ferious in histofy, it is predicted.
Employment agencies report a
h'gher class of men apply ng fur Jobs
than ever before. The usual army of
"floaters and laborers has been
swelled by this class of skilled labor.
The situation has been jnaile more
acute here by fhe Influx of jobless
men from eastern cities. Unable to
find employment In the eastern cent
ers, they have struck out for the west
under the Impression that a shortage
of labor exists in the west and that
work would be easy to obtain. Hun
dreds have applied for work here who
havo &i lived from the East within the
last several weeks. '
Many of the unemployed are rail
road men. I.nrge numbers of others
are skilled irechan'es. Others are
frovi the building trades. There has
b;t i.i 5-i - rnption of industrial ac
tivity In thi. region. ,
Each month this summer the num
ber of unemployed has grown.
The Crescent Dry
Invites your inspection of our new arrivals in
COATS f SUITS . DRESSES .
, AND SKIRTS "
Priced exceedingly low for such extraordinary values,
Phone 127 for Better
Merchandise at Low
Phone 127 for Quick
28 YEARS AGO
(From the Daily East Oegonian,
Last evening. In Portland, M. Willie
Moxon and Miss Flora Morse were
married. Mr. Moxon is a young gen
tleman of Portland, who, although not
well known In Pendleton, is yet very
' 9-.l Jt .
I ' ANNUAL ; 1
Cold M the Head"
' n acuta attack of Nasal Catarrh.
Those subject to frequent "colds in th
head" will tlnd that the use of HALL
CAl'ARKH AlKIjKlNii will build up the
system, cleanse ihe blood and rendei
th!m less liable to colds. Repealed at
tacks of Acute Caiurrn may lead to
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE It
taken internally and acts through the
Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the Sys
tem, thus reducing the inflammation and
restoring normal conditions.
Alt Druggists. Circulars free.
F. J. Cheney At Co., Toledo, Ohio.
highly spoken of by those who know
him. Miss Morse is the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Morse', of
Pendleton. She has lived here all her
life and number among her friends
and admirers all the young people of
this city. shc was always prominent
in local society, and consequently her
permanent removal from Pendleton
will be a sorce of regret. They will re
side in Portland at Xo. 602 Rodnev
Avenue, and will be at home to their
friends on October 1. They go immed
iately to housekeeping, their homo
having been ready and furnished for
accupancy. It will be the earnest wish
"f the East Oregonian, as well as of
hosts of friends in Pendleton and
Umatilla County, that the young cou
ple may be happy in their married life.
That offer of the First National
Hank of Pendleton to take wheat at
forty cents a busliel In the payment of
notes due it Is being applauded all over
the state. If other hanks would do the
same wheat would bring something
near what It Is worth.
DOINGS OF THE DUFFS
TOM DIDN'T HAVE JHE SYSTEM. BYALLMAN
m? DiJPr. i VENDER IF i
COUi-C 'itf DONALD WITH
111 VM1I I (JU UN HN f-
IfVOtTTAMT EKftANP? j '
Y SURE. HE CAN
rL-r yji i rl
NOW. DAwNV. TAKE DONALD
OUT w THE OTHER
ROCM AND GET OUT VOUR
PLATThiwGS AND PLAV
OH. 4DDV ! !
DONALU HIT M
IK THE FACE WITH
ilf J SURE, HE CAN NICE TOGETHER ! fi tyWf IK THE FACE WITH
Labor Day Ball
.Music by the t ..
f ' 'v.
A. F. of M.
NHERE !S THAT KID?
HE HIT DANNN INTHE..
FACE ! I WANT TO
TEACH HIM SOMETHING
NOW. HOLD VouR
J-T lt I if
I Till IIIWilLMWIMIpMl II JL I. JIIML-W-I JIW II I III I
TOM, LOOK In TXERE! (I P1 i I M
I WAMT VOU To 3E
WHAT A COUPLE OF & k .,;.
COOKIES will Do! c-r jl e I pjtj
Tf TT T
Now is the Tinie to Buy.
Sturgis & Storie
Li t the Urcgoman wake up.