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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (July 28, 1916)
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Shall they be detemiined by
Industrial Warfare or
To the American Public:
Do you believe in arbitration x)r indus
trial warfare? ' .
The train employes on all the railroads
are voting whether they will give their leaders
authority to tie up the; commerce of the
country to enforce their demands for a 100
million dollar wage increase.
The railroads are in the public service
your service. This army of employes is in
the public scmceyour service.
. - Ytu pay for rail transportation 3 billion
dollars a year, and 44 cents out of every
dollar from you goes to the employes.
Oi all the Western railroad in 1915, seventr-five per cent of the
train employes earned these wages (lowest, hiehett and average
fall) as shewn by the py rolls
Umnto Ata. Awmw Atmmm
$1747,,.,- $1537 2fl71 $1056113-g
3094 2,,S 3076 271 2445 11378
1543 1454 1151
2789 1878 2933 ,93S 2045 1355
1311 2oU ! 1 973
854 ... 874 862 11ft
1719 957 1961 113S 1821 1107
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shewn by the 1915 payroll were
Psusagor ' Freight ' Ysed
tester. .... . $2033 $1737 $121S
Ceoiacters . 1772 1624 1292
Fim- ...... 1218 973 832
- . . 921 . 1000 1026
A 100 million dollar wage increase for
men in freight and yard service (less than
. one-fifth of all employes) is equal to a 5 per
. cent advance in all freight rates.
The managers of the railroads, as trustees
for the public, have no right to place this
burden on the cost of transportation to you
. without a clear mandate from a public tri
" bunal speaking for you.
The railroads have proposed the settle
ment of this controversy either under the
existing national arbitration law, or by refer
ence to the Interstate Commerce Commis
- ion. This offer has been refused by the
Shall a nation-wide strike or an
- investigation under the Gov
ernment determine this- issue?
' national Conference Committee of the Railways
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The Ejwt OregW-n cIom a t-adinc
editorial entitled "Why Wtatoa t
Eliminated." with the word:
,aOrron ha naaeed throocrh the lit
tie town normal Ujr and flitdinff toch
chrml unaatiafartury ha wiped them
nit the late-with the exception of the
MonmnuUi school. Th reconstruction
period i now at hand and the Pemtl.
tnn meaaure offer a n and meritor-
ioui solution of the problem.
So that's the reason, ia it? W has
ten to welcome this evidence of Pen-
dleton's self sacrificing and exulted
spirit! "With characteristic or and
earneatneaa" it ia asking Old Man Ore
gon for 12S,0no down and t39,000 a
year in order that he msy have a real.
renuine. bfown-in-the-botU normal
school in this secthw of the state.
We are now enlightened. We had
erroneously supposed from the soothing
story slipped as by the paregorie push
sent here from Pendleton after K bsd
launched its campaign, that Weston ia
entitled to an Eastern Oregon normal
school but that Pendleton just had t
go after it to "keep La Grande from
getting it." . . ...
Nevertheleae we would ask the es
teemed East Oregoniaa for fight upon a
few additional points:
Was not the Pendleton normal school
endorsement "railroaded" bat fall
through the Eastern Oregon institute
with but few of the teacher knowing
its nature?. How many teachers voted
on this resolution?
Why, if large-town normals are so
popular, did Umatilla county outside
of Weston cast a majority of 500 vote
against the badly needed Southern Ore
gon Normal at Ashland, which in 1910
had a larger population than Pendleton!
Weston gare the Ashland school a ma
jority of 299 at the 1914 election. Did
not Pendleton, boweeer,. vote against
that self-same large-town normal?
Why, ditto, did the small-town nor
mal at Weston receive in 1914 nearly
ten thousand more votes than the large
town normal at Ashland?
W hy doe not Portland seek to take
the small-town Monmouth Nor
mal, or Spokane the small-town Cheney
Normal? Is it because they are lacking
in public spirit or merely in conscience
Why did the voters in the general
election Of 1910 turmdown the normal
schools at both Ashland and Weston
and support the normal school at Mon
mouth, which is a smsller town than
Why is the smsil-town Cheney Nor
mal the school most favored in Wasb-
inrton by Oregon students?
A a matter ef fsct the esteemed
East Oregonian is merely talking for
effect, with dbingenuooinese sur
prising in a pioneer newspaper we bad
hitherto respected for its spparent
candor. As a matter of fact the East
Oreffonian is as well sware as is the
Weston Leader that smaD towns snd
large towns have nothing to do with
the normal school problem in Oregon.
It well knows, ss does the Lsadeb,
that the Weston Normal was closed by
the state senate in 1909 through the in
fluence of a Pendleton political bos
and a Pendleton state senator. The
boss was deeply peeved at Weston be
cause this town helped to defeat him
for the Oregon governorship, after he
had left the demoeratie for the republi
can party. He played the game of pol
itics in the old way by rewarding his
friends snd punishing bis enemies. He
punished Weston by striking at the
Westen Normal, which bad not injured
him. His senatorial henchmen had
also to close the Monmouth and Ash
land schools in order to reach the Wes
ton school. We fancy thit he is rather
proud of this feat and will not deny it
He is now one of the sponsors of the
Pendleton bill. -
The Monmouth Norms! was reopened
by popular vote in 1910. It fought for
but one school-itself. . Fighting for
three schools, Ashland snd Weston
were both beaten. They were beaten
again four years later .Polk county,
home of the Monmouth Normal, voted
heavily against them in both campaigns.
The results showed conclusively that
Oregon wanted but one school snd that
little town normal"
The East Oregonian' flub-dub re
solves itself into a' feeble slap st the
Monmouth Normal and a slap at the
voter for maintaining it. It's a crook
ed crutch for a lame cause.
Closing his eye and shaking with one
of his characteristic laughs, Joe Hodg
son remarks that the wheat berries
are growing so big they'll be apt to
choke his turkeys.
It would be easy to convince Wes
ton that a part of the Salem trough
ha been transported to Pendleton,"
remarks the Athena Pre.
Kaiser Wilhelm , is so busy now-a-
dsys "keeping up a front" ss to jus-
fy the suspicion that he has too much
front to keep up.
Whether Wilson is re-elected or not
will depend upon the number of inde
pendent and thoughtful voters in the
orrcsua k rnrouTo sotsu.
(Text of negative argument submit
ted fur the voters' psmphlel)
The Eastern Oregon Stale Normal
School was established St Westen in
!tsS5 by legislative enactment. This
achoul is still In existence. It plant
wiwU of four building. vcvupyiiig
ten sere of grouiuj donated by the
city. These Include a commodious ad
ministration building erected in 1901,
having three stories snd a basement; a
young women's boarding hall, young
men's dormitory and gymnasium and s elsvo IS.rUnd Bieamship o..
president' cottage, When fully equip- which, in th opinio of th '
!Litk. '- a v.l... nf'aHomey, prscMcally puta Orto
P ,h P1""' repreeen d value of hbKU)1 , u, of bu,iee if the
about 178,000. U U still owned by the 1(WuUoB ,utlned by the
state, but is now occupied under lease higher court a s) Tuesday's Cretan
by the Weston High School and gram,
mar grade. ''
Why should the voter of Oregon be
asked to provide 1125,000 normal
school plant at Pendteton when ITS,
000 plant is already available at Wee
ton, located but 21 mile from Pendle
ton in the same county? It is signifi
cant that the Pendleton argument
avoids all reference to the existence of
thi tat property.
The Weston Normal waa maintained
until 1909, when because of certain ad
verse political influence and through
no fault of It own it felled of an ap
propriation in the -state senate, si
though supported is) the lower house by
a vote of two to one. It waa then the
largest of three normal schools In the
state, having a regular attendance of
278 in the normal department and s
strong training department. Its work
was accomplished on the modest main
tenance of 917.500 per year, ine
Monmouth Normal now receive 939,'
000 per year, and id addition waa grant
ed 50,000 for buildings by the 28tb leg-
ialative assembly. ' With similar sup
port the Weston, Normal would un
questionably have attained to at least
equal rank and usefulness.
Through a bill Initiated by the leg' Ma
ture the Weston Normal ssked the peo
ple in 1914 for a maintenance tax of
only one-fortieth ef a mill, while Pen
dleton is now asking for one-twenty-fifth
of a mill. Weston's request wss
denied by a majority of 17,895. In th
am general election similar tax
for the support of the Ashland (South
ern Oregon) Normal was defeated by a
majority of 25,602. In the face of thi
decisive adverse vote but two year ago
th Pendleton measure w regard as s
defiance of the people's mandate and
abuse of the initiative. Weston
waa content to wait for evidence of a
change of sentiment In Oregon along
normal school line. .
Th Pendleton biH constitutes a re
turn to "logrolling" aiethods. It clear
ly Indicate the fear' of (U sponsors to
go before the people on the merit of
their own demand. 'Why seek to "val
idate" well-established institution that
are m no sense in peril? Should the
necessity ever sri,, their, security ean
and will be assured, .by. the passage of a
measure entirely independent of a mill
age tax for PendleUra'e benefit. Pen
dleton has been generously treated In
being granted the Eastern Oregon Hos
pital, which received a total appropria
tion of 9308,659.25 from the 28th legis
lative sssembly. '
Normal schools sre undoubtedly need
ed in Southern Oregon and in Eastern
Oregon. The school. t Weston should
be supported. Weston I in attractive
little city with adequate train service,
beautiful surrounding, sgreesble cli
mate, healthful conditions snd an ample
gravity supply of pore mountain water,
During the Weston Normal's long ca
reer not one death occurred among it
student body. - Weston is in faet an ad
mirable location for state normsl
school. It is s "small town," yea; but
so is Monmouth and so sre numerous
normal school towns in th East. Wes
ton ha In th past supplied an entirely
adequate number of pupil for an em
eient oractice school, and can do so
8 (rain. .v. v
Why should the voter of Oregon
spend $125,000 for something they si-
ready possess? Whv, should they tax
themselves one-twenty-fifth -of a mill
when one-fortieth of a mill all that
waa asked of them and which they de
nied two years sgo is sufficient? Logic
snd economy slike suggest the defeat
of the Pendleton bill, with view to
the ultimate recpening of the Eastern
Oregon Norma! at Weston.
(Signed by V. D. Wtta, S. A.
Barnes, E. O. DeMoss, Wm. MscKen
lie, Clark Wood.)
Notwithstanding ' the esteemed Esst
Oregonisn's "smell town" twsddie,
about the only difference between the
Weston snd Pendleton normal school
campaigns is that Weston lost every
Eastern Oregon county except Uma
tilla and Pendleton will also lose
Umatilla. -'---''. ''
'If you see an editor who pleases
everybody," remarks a Georgia paper,
"there will be a glass plate over bis
face and he will not be standing up."
The railroads sfp becoming so de
fenseless that Pennsylvania male 1
renorted in the dispatches to hsve
kicked sn engine off th trsck. .
Of every sixteen' Umatilla county
people fifteen are still persons, while
one owns an automobile.
Although fed well enough, the Mus
covites seem to be getting Hungsry.
Along the Atlsntie coast th shsrk's
fin may mean the bather's finish.
A eertsin individual who takes a Pen
dleton . daily but refuses to take the
Weston psper is nevertheless suffi
ciently condescending to ccept work m
grading Weston', street. We are
dseply appreciative of the fact that his
objection doe not extend to taking
Wenton money. Nevertheless w would
humbly suggest thst Pendleton is th
proper rlc for him to "live and move
ami have his being.",
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To much bras has agln ruined the
Puter push. . v- k.
Iry Iw Is Ttireaiewwl.
Circuit Judge Morrow today ren
dered a decMoa. overruling the de
murrer to the complaint la the suit of
Wadhams A Co. lst the Fran.
Judge Morrow holds that th pro
vision of the prohibition law limiting
to wholesale drugalata th riant to lin.
port alcohol in large quantities la In
violation of th Interstate commere
clause of th federal constitution. He
holds that any genuine menurariurer
may Import as much alcohol as he de
al rra tor hie own use.
Th Webb-Kenyon act. which was
relied upon by the atate la this suit."
said Judge Morrow, "la so phrased
thai It reads to prohibit the Importa
tion of liquor or alcohol for us In
violation of law. It applies In stales
which have absolute prohibition, but
the Oregon law provide a manufac
turer ean have alcohol but he cannot
Import It. As the possesion of alco
hol by a genuine manufacturer la not
unlawful. II la In violation of the In
terstate commerce clause ef the fed
eral constitution to attempt to pro
hibit him from Importing such alcohol
Judge Morrow dev iated his dectsloa
follows the decision of the ITnlted
Biatee supreme court In -the rase of
the Adams Express company against
the state of Kentucky.
He pointed out that, while the re
sult of his decision might be th
springing up of many parudo manu
facturing plants. It would be up to
th district attorney and other taw
enforcing officer, in enforcing the
taw, to keep a watchful eye out for
blind plgger masquerading a manu
Beginning July 10 Wood's Auto
Stag will charge th folio Ing fares:
Weston to IVmlUton. SI.OO; round
trip. 91.60. Intermediate point at
prupon lunate rates. J. O, Woul
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& S. NELSON, Agnt
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Resl Estate and Loans
Uniting learning and Labor
In it Sis Schools snd Forty-eight De
partments is engaged in the great work
01 uniting beaming ai iswr, -rorty-elghtb
School Year Opens
SEPTEMBER 18, 1916.
Degree Course requiring a lour-yeer
bizh school pre Deration, are ottered ia
AGRICULTURE, 16 Departments' ;
COMMKRCR, 4 Depsrtments; KNGIN
ERRING, 6 Departments: MINEH, S
Departments; FORESTRY, Depart
ments; HOMR ECONOMICS. 4 Depart
ment; and PHARMACY.
Vocational Courses reqnfring an
Eighth Gmle pre pa ration for entrance
are offered in Agriculture. iMirying,
-Commerce, Forestry, Home Makers, soil
Mechanic Arts. Pharmacy witn a two
year high school entrance requirement.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC Piano, Suing,
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Walla Walla, Wash.
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