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WKSTON. OREGON. FIUDAY, FEB. 1. 11)18
COUNTRY PUT UNDER
STRICTER FOOD RULE
Dealers in Wheat Flour and
Bakers Limited to Percent
' age of 1917 Reqnlrements.
c,;:33;i tiavs notes
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
WAR SECRETARY SAYS WOULD SERVE 0REG0!l
MISTAKES MAGNIFIED AS U. S. SENATOR
Washington. Prreldant Wllo haa
placed ihr rountjy on itrlrti-r food ra
tion. In prorlamallou hn limited whole
saler. Jobber mid retalli-r to 7 per
cent uf ihnlr HIT wheat flour require
ment and baker to 10 ir rent.
Me railed fr nbarrvance of two
whrath-aa day. Monday anil Wrdne
day, on aheadc and aim meat lew
Diral dally, inratlre Tuoaday and put k
Hlmultauroualy lb fod ailmlnlatra
flag announced lla now "Victory
bread," to contain 20 prr rent of rn ala
other than wheat, after February 24.
It alxi announced Tueaday would be
a pnrklt'M ly In addition to rtuturday.
Thrw draatlc atnM am nrrraiary to
provide wheal for Kurnpe, the food
a-lmlnUiratlon atatrd. Thirty prrcnt
Of America normal ahrat emmuinp
tlon uiual ha ewtil to our alltr Only
radlral ruta In the American bill of
far IU provide )h li.ooo,0u buahrla
monlhly which tho alllc require.
Only part of the if food rcgula
tlona will h roiupulaory under tho
power piaaiard by th food adtnlnl
t ration. ralcia ran be rhr. krd
through llc nalna. but th food admin
latraflon frevly admitted that It would
depend on the patriot inn of the Amr
Iran houaawlfo to force observance of
Ida new war ratlona.
"Victory" war bread, tho national
loaf, la esprtted to provide the big
taring in wheal consumption.
Graham and whole wheat brcada will
be rlaaaed aa victory bread, but tha
real war loaf will be that mixed by
auhatltutlna 30 per cent of rice flour,
rornmaal, potato flour, oatmeal, buck
wheat flour, potato flour, aoya
bean flour and other auhatltutca. Re
taller are ordered to sell wheat flour
only with an equal amount of one of
Housewives need not mix these la
their baking, though thla la urged.
War demanda are putting new UN
Into tha lumber and longing Industrie
In lli-ntnn county.
C. K. Will la ma, uf flalrm, ha bear
tln-ted prraldent of the Oregon HlaU
Oregon' Thrift campaign la galnlni
ground. Kalea of war aarlnaa atauipt
bare reached $613,734.
Tha total payroll dlabursttrncnla U
tha two big aawmlll at lind for lot
year 1917 vara IUI7.0M.
Aaalated by Ilaker acbnol trecbera
10 of Ilaker" prominent bulnes mat
have formed a knitting claaa.
Two boraa guard coatpanlaa wen
organised In Manhfleld, one by ttu
Moom lodge and the el her by tha Eli
Hoy Campbell. It, ru abot and
killed by hi companion. Hoy Norrl
near Mount Soott, U miles aaal ol
ftnrrrlary of Htate Olcotl ha laaued
a formal announcement of bin rand I
dary for the republican nomination (oi
ftpeelal Inveallgallon of rapacity ol
all ablpyarda In tha Portland dlatrtrl
will bo iitado at onra upon ordvrs
from Vice Chairman lie.
The ahlp knee Indudry la rapidly a
umlng big proportion In Clackamas
county. The Mulalla country alao baa
become a big ahlp-knee center.
Th Sun Dial ranch, north ol
Troutdale. I ahtpplng turnip by
the carload to the Wittenberg-King
company at Tho Dalle, to f evap
orated. Kffort to locate Mia Mlgnon Swan
ton. a young woman who waa teaching
use. more corn
aft more fish 6. beans
use just enough
Cr use syrups ?
the cause of freedom
U.S. FOODA DM I N I SIR ATI ON
Within two year from now. high
way rommlitdon officials predict, It
will be possible for a man to ride
between Haleiu aud Walla Walla.
Waahlngton. without getting off of a
paved road. Leading up to thla the
commission will probtiMy award con
acliool ,ar llalany. and who dlaap- tract at lla next meeting for Jtrad-pnarr-d
myaterloualy few day ago. tng and macadamising a road between
London. What new haa been' per
mitted to paa the German renaor In
dicate that a political hurmi' nit
baa again Im-n atirrrd up In tl. rinany.
lteiorta of diaturhnuei-a In (lermnny
again arv current In llollund. and '
ere nutbreaka are aald to hnve occurred
lit the liheuUli Indualrlnl dxtrirta
A diapatch from Zurich to the Kx
change Telegraph company quote the
Ilerlln correepondent of the Frankfur
ter Zeitung aa raying that the l'an
German are "kicking up tremendotia
row," mid declaring that Field Marahul
von llliulonhurg and (Icni rnl von I.u
dendorff, dltntatlafled with rhancellor
Ilertllng' pcerh before the main com
tnlttee of the RelchXag, am agnln talk
ing of retiring,
Kmperor William, hlmaelf, ha not
been apared. aay the Deulache Tnge
Keltung. which tyl him "the present
representative" of the llouae of Hohi-n-xollcrn.
probably drdrlng to ahow by a
parallel between the emperor and the
crown prince that the annexationist
cherish the latter aa the savior or Ger
many at tho last moment "from sink
ing In tho abyee dug by four men
Dr, von Kuehlntann, German foreign
secretary; Count von Ilertllng, Im
perial chancellor; Count Cgernln, Aus-tro-Hungarlan
foreign minister, and
Count von Roedem, German aecrctary
of the treasury."
Senator Borah Defends Wilson.
lUltlmore, Md. Senator William B.
Borah, of Idaho, In an address to an
Immense Patriotic Dnfeme League
meeting In the academy of music vig
orously defended President Wilson's
administration and congress against
what he termed "tho wild criticism"
of some men who, ha said, could not
forget partisanship, but whose real In
tention was to get at tha bottom of
gome of the mistakes that have been
made In the preparations for war.
Russians Battle With Roumanian. -
I'atrograd. Sorlous fighting has
taken place hotwecn Russians and
Roumanians In the neighborhood of
Gslati, near the border, according to
a report received from Austrian head
quarters at Brest Lltovsk.
have been unsuccessful.
Cattle tblevea bave been operating In
Lane county on wholesale ecale, ac
cording to Sheriff Parker, who will
offer a reward of 1300 for Information
leading to the arreat and conviction of
Attorney-General Drown baa pre
pared ballot title for an Initiative peti
tion filed by K. U Walton, of Oregon
City, which propose to prohibit all
trap, aelne or fish whoel fishing In all
the rlvera of the tate.
Alfalfa produced 1105 per acre on
the Umatilla project In 1917, according
to figures collected by the United
State reclamation service officials.
The maximum yield was seven tons
and the average price waa J15 per
The term of the district attorneys
Sf Iccbitte. Wheeler and Clatsop
counties expire at the end of this year
and their successors are to be elected
In November, according to an opinion
given Herrelary Olcott by Attorney
in a special effort to combat tha
spread of blight, Jackson , County
Pathologist C. C. Cate has established
a class for Instructing glrla and
women In the Rogue river valley in
the art of cutting out thla dread
Tho SprltiKfield flouring mill, owned
by the Eugene Mill & Klnvator com
puny, atartcd Ita machinery last week
having been shut down several
months, during which It waa thorough
ly overhauled and put in thorough up-to-dato
A chronology of election dates as
applying to the primary and general
elections coming up in the stale this
year, has just been compiled by Secre
tary of State Olcott aud will be pub
lished for distribution within a short
time to those Interested.
In a written opinion given to Adju
tant General Williams. Attorney Gen
eral Drown sdvlses that the city of
MarshMdd's title to the block offered
aa a site, for a new armory la not
clear. I If suggests that a suit should
be Instituted to clear the title.
Migratory birds bave Increased SO,
per cent aa a result of the new fednrwV
lawa which now cover not only the
United States, but Canada, according
to a statement made by District In
spector Cattron, who has charge of the
state of Oregon, Washington and'
Organisation for Oregon's part In
tha third Liberty Loan campaign Is
under way with a state executive
committee composed of Edward Cook
Ingham, chairman; J. C. Alnsworth,
George U Raker, Franklin T. Grif-
flth, William A. MaeKae, A. L. Mills,
the Morrow-Umatilla county line and
Kcio. and for grading and macad
amizing a continuation of the road
from Echo to Pcndlaton.
f o,.cr Tros., the i.tr.roal coumriio
tlnn c,4it:utor:i. arc making prepara
t'nns to open six tamps In the spruce
bc!t in the western rrt of Clatsop
county to (ret out acrcplaur timber for
Tho first step toward the bulk hand
ling of wheal In Union county was
made last week, when the farmers of
Imbler organised the Imbler Union
Elevator company and Instructed the
board of directors to proceed at onco
with Uia erection of a 100,000 bushel
RepreaentaU Haw ley b urging
the reservation by the goveracent of
a small tract of laud, now embraced
in a Northern Pacific selection, which
embraces the intake for the water
supply of Oregon City. In order that
the water supply nay be permanently
TUreo of the 489 accidents reported
to the elate Industrial accident com
mission during the week ending Jan
uary 24 were fatal. They were: Al
Ifaggnlund, of 8venson. aud L. Bloslch,
Knappa, killed in logging operations,
and It. A. Baslch. Dee. killed In lum
Plana are being developed at the
headquarters of the Sontlani national,
forest to restock a burned-over area
on Battleax mountain thla year. This
tract la located about 10 miles north
of Detroit It is expected that 226.000
young Douglas fir trees will be re
quired for the work.
With five counties alill missing, and
no apparent indication of their being
received, the school census for 1917
ahows a total or 184,196. Tho total
tor 1916 waa 206,417. Giving to tha
five missing counties the same census
as the last one available, the total for
this year would be 203,419.
That drainage development in Ore
gon Is well under way and is to make
Croat stride the coming year la evi
dent from tha representative gather
ing and lively interest shown aa well
aa the constructive program outlined
at the annual meeting of the Stat
Drainage association at Corvallls.
Negotiations were closed Saturday
for the aale of approximately 7000
acres of timber In Columbia county by
the Fir Tree Timber company to tho
Clark ft Wilson Lumber company. The
tract la aald to cruise approximately
400,000,000 board measure, largely ship
timber, and the money consideration
Is upward of $1,000,000.
After a little more than an hour of
deliberation tho jury In the circuit
.court at Pendleton brought in a verdict
rence Colwell. Jointly charged wltu
the murder last May of James K.
Short,, aa aged rancher of northern
Umatilla county. The boy admitted
the shooting, but pleaded self-defense.
Secretary Lane baa formally notified
members of the Oregon delegation that
he easnot approve the Malheur Irriga
tion projects In eastern Oregon, aaying
there are no funda available. If con
gress will make available a further
lump sum for, building new projects,
tbe secretary promised that the Mal
heur project will be among the first
Lumber orders placed In Oregon
with mills at Portland, Rainier, Tilla
mook, Sllverton and Dallaa approxi
mating 10,000,000 feet and which is
said to be only "a starter," will play a
leading role In the construction of the
Hog Island shipbuilding project at
Philadelphia, which la to be the largest
plant of the kind In the world and
will employ 40.000 men.
Anticipating, apparently, that legis
lation will ho enacted by congress
perml'.ltng the utilizing of water sites
that have been withdrawn by the gov
ernment, H. S. McGowan, of the state
of Washington, has filed two applica
tions for the appropriation of water
from tho Deschutes river. One calls
for the appropriation of the stream In
Wasco and Sherman counties and the
other in Jefferson county. The esti
mated cost for the works of the first
Is $2,000,000 and for the last named
That hundreds of thousands of dol
lars' worth of the best land in tho
McKenzie river valley from Thurston
to Cogswell's hill a menaced by the
McKenzlo river, and that unless imme
diate action is taken it will be swept
away, la the statement made by C. R.
Seiti, forest supervisor of the Cas
cade forest, who made au examina
tion of the situation at the request of
a number of the farmers. Already the
river has washed away a number of
good buildings, and is within 10 feet
ol one ol the best barns in the valley.
"Oregon farmers must turn to tha
bulk method of handling grain," said
J. C. Hawkins, of the United States
department of agriculture, co-operat
ing with the Oregon Agricultural col
lege, who in company with a co-worker,
W. B. Oldham, is spending two
weeks in and near Heppner. "The
United States government has com-
Answers Senator Chamber
lain's Accusations and Ex
Well Known Legislator Seeks
Nomination on Construc
Basing bis appeal to tha voters erf
Oregon on a comprabanslva and con
structive platform, 8. B. Huston, of
Portland, baa announced his candidacy
for tha United Stales Seaata. sobjaot
to tha result of the Republican prima
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Me conceded freely that In ao great ' T .T " ' ,1 . . J, "rrL ,. ,
Waahlngton, Secretary Raker Mon
nay replied to Senator Chamberlain's
charges of inefficiency In the war de
partment at a public hearing before
the senate military committee.
an enterprise it was impossible that
there should not bw "delays and short
coming." America. Secretary Baker stated,
will have an army of 600,000 in France
early thla year, with 1,000.000 more
trained and equipped ready to follow
as quickly aa ships ran be provided to
carry them and the outlook for ships
Is not unpromising.
ton County, where he labored auece aw
fully, and 11 year ago removed to
Portland to occupy a wider IW1 Bloc
taking up bla residence In Portland
Mr. Huston has been active la clvte
affaire, and haa baea honored by hi
fallow citizens in bis political Uader
ahlp. His record In the Oregon Stale
Legislature ahows Mr. Huston to be a
man of the people, and hla vote on all
measures affecting the development ot
the state and the welfare of the work-
While many things disclosed were ers haa been recorded aa favoring teg-
imprewive, the committee waa frankly
amavd when told that tbe men of 32
national guard and national army div
isional camp are ready to go at call.
He spoke extemporaneously, begin
ning tbe details of the mammoth task
of building an army of 1.500.000, an
swering such compiahits of Inefficien
cy as were cited by Senator Chamber
lain in hla recent speech and declaring
that such Instances were Isolated aad
Number of Complaints Small.
The secretary said when be heard
of the two letter read by Senator
Chamberlain concerning bad treatment
of alck soldiers he Immediately asked
Mr. Chamberlain for all the details.
"I want to follow those through to
the very end," ssid he. "and find out
who is responsible, in order that I
can punish the guilty."
Although more than 1,000,000 are
under arms In this country, Mr. Baker
said, the number of complalnta re
ceived have been relatively small,
probably not more than 18. In each
Instance, he ssid. Investigations have
been made Immediately.
Major General Wood, Mr. Baker
said, recommended calling out a large
army although the men could not be
provided at once with rifles and cloth
ing. Kvery soldier who needs a rifle has
one, Secretary Baker aald, and of a
better type than if the British Enfield
ride had been adopted.
Pershing Against Lewis Guna. -
Defending the lack of Lewis ma
chine guns. Secretary Baker
Illation expressing the best aoctal con
science and broad vision of tbe future.
In bi platform Mr. Huaton stands for:
Vigorous prosecution ot tbe war un
til peace shall come with honor to tbe
latlon and an open way for democracy.
Laying tbe coat of the war upon the
Interest beat able to pay. When men
give their lives, wealth should be re
quired to give th one thing It caa
give, dollars. . , .
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s. m. HPBTOW
Making ample provision for the re
construction period which must follow
the close of the war;
For tariff schedules baaed on the
reiter- difference In cost of labor at home
ated that General Pershing does not na aoroaa.
want Lew is suns for the ground forces. . Making provision for free ports on
but only for aviation.
the Panama Canal and at Honolulu
Some reports, the secretary said. Development of Alaska, both agricul
have not proved serious upon inquiry, turally and Industrially. Congress
while others had In which case cor- should safeguard tbe mineral wealth
of the Territory, but the country ahould
be opened to early development.
Development of latent water power
In Oregon. The needs of tha times
call for constructive work along this
line, under the leadership of Congress.
Making the basic eight-hour work
day in mills, factoriea and mines com
pulsory by national legislation. This
would give western lumber mills a fair
man s chance to compete with the system of
Im the case ot the body of an of
ficer who died at an aviation training
school being shipped home in a sheet.
Secretary Baker said, inquiry devel
oped that the camp was in charge of
a British aviation officer who fol
lowed the British method ot sending
bodies home unclothed, the
clothes being shipped in a separate long hours and low wragea In the South,
parcel. An American officer was then Development of waterways to sup
put in charge plement the reorganised railway ays
Generala Decided Adoption of Rifl. tern of the country
... , r-i.,KD,i.i-. Broadening the federal rural credits
Takms up Senator Chamberlains Uw 8ufflclent t0 make ,u tits
attack on the ordnance bureau, Mr. applicable to conditions In Oregon. In
Baker said that men's minds differed an effort to aid in land development,
about the types of guns to be used Federal aid for the construction of
and about the ouantity. He then dis- oo. roaas. particularly as a measure
closed that the decision to adopt the
so-called rechambered Enfield rifle
was reached late one night in his
office at a conference attended by
General Pershing, who was preparing
to go to France; General Scott, chief
of staff: General Bliss, assistant
chief: General Crosier, chief of ord
nance, and General Kuhn, then head
of the war college, and several other
staff officers, "experts In rifles." It
was late In May or early In June.
"That decision made that night."
Mr. Baker added, referring to the con
ference hold at which it was decided
of relief for labor conditions following
Support for the shipbuilding indus
try of the Columbia river district. The
Industry must be made permanent.
Stop Federal discrimination against
Support of work along the Columbia
river to maintain a 40-foot channel to
the aea and improvement of harbors
Amendment of the federal constitu
tion to provide for universal suffrage.
Support of national prohibition.
CHARLES W. FULTON DEAD
mandeered 60,000.000 sacks for army
purposes," continued Mr. Hawkins, to change the American rifle, "had the Oregon Stateeman Paasea Away at His
"and last year there were shipped Into unanimous consent or every man at
thla country from Calcutta only 39,- the conference."
000.000 sacks. I predict that grain
bags will be selling for 25 eents a
piece and I doubt if they can be bad
at that price on account ot the short
age." Mr. Hawkins advises every farm
er to hold on to all sacks he haa
whether first or second hand, and shia
out ail his grain in bulk.
Washington. An urgent appeal was
msde to the United States by Great
Britain for more wheat Without It.
Lord Rhondda cabled to the food ad
ministration, tbe alliea may not have
food enough to win the war.
. Social dauct tomorrow evening-. - JC7 OlmsUad, E. 0. Flptr U4 Nag it:notguUUiforpj3clw.eU.a.ad LJt
The kaiser waa 69 years old Sunday.
A new contingent of Portuguese
troops has just been landed In France.
Both France and Eugland havo re
cently cut down the bread ration by
Dry Act Ratified by North Dakota.
Bismarck. N. D. The senate with
only two dissenting votes has con
curred In the house resolution ratify
ing the federal prohibition amend
ment negatived by but 12 members of
tb two houses.
Portland. Charles W. Fulton, ex
United Statea senator from Oregon,
prominent lawyer, and for many years
an active figure in the politics ot th
state, died Sunday afternoon at bis
home, 686 Weidler street, in the 65th
year ot his age.
Mr. Fulton died as the result of ill
ness covering a period of several
months. He waa a distinguished law.
yer and practiced his profession here
for several years, after serving bi
term In the United States senate. He
was tor many years a leading figure In
the politics of the state and served foul
term la tie Ixltlatiura.