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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1918)
MAY r 1918
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of tha Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Reader.
Thf Oregon I'rrabytrrlan fiynod will
birri In Kusene July 33 to 2(.
A meeting of nri'Cnit tlx manufae
lurere will I Mil lu Kunr Haturday
Hlork ratiKu near JVnilMoii In (
ginning lo suifr eoneltlrrably from
lb dry spell
Fred I'arkenon ended bit Ufa by sul
fid" urar Mill, I'arkenon waa lo nave
reported (or army duly.
Fee collected this year by Secretary
of Hiala droit for tha registration of
motor vehlclce and chauffeur total
IJ74 S5I 60.
That lha per and prune rropa In
Lana county will b lha teat In year
la lb prediction of C E. Btesart,
county fruit inapcclor.
Practically all road work In folk
county haa been abandoned for iba
on on account of tbo Inability of tlia
county court to biro men and tram.
. Douglas county baa closed contract
with 1. If. Dagley for atartlng a crula
of privately ownad timber landa for
tba purpoaa of ascertaining real value.
Homer C. At well, of Forest (Jrov.
and C. A. Mat-rum, of Mooter, wera re
appointed by lb atata board of con
trol to membership oa tba atate board
Authority baa boon (ranted by tha
federal rtaenre board for orgsnlta
tlon of Iba First National bank of 81
Helena, and tba new Institution will
m be launched at one.
Mtos Llla Dnbella or Corllls' waa
elecfrd atata Honor Guard leader to
succeed Mlea Luclla Dan forth, at lha
' annual convention of tha Oregon Butt
Honor Guard, held Saturday la Portland.
Kxtreme coat of operation and lack
Of bualneaa In tha Willamette' valley
territory between Portland and Cor.
valllshss compelled the Oregon City
Transportation company to retire Ita
ateamera from tha route.
Wheeler county la atlll leading all
counties of the alate lu percentage of
War Havings tttamps quota attained,
with a showing of 34.1 per cent,
rvwehutea county la In second place
with a percentage of H.7.
Orlando A. Bummer, commander-in-chief
of th Grand Army of tbo Repub
lic, will reach Portland Friday to ap
prove plana made to date and lay out
others for the S2d annual enckrr.pment
of the Grand Army, which will be bold
In Portland Auguat 19 to 23.
The custodian of alien enemy prop
erty haa written to Stat Tax Com
missioner Galloway asking him to tak
up with all the' county aearssora the
matter of making a complete aearcb of
tha aasessment rolls to got a Una on
property and money owned by alien
nemlea In Oregon.
On of tbo moat daring robberies
and on which netted th largest haul
negotiated In Josephine county In
many years occurred five miles from
Holland, about 45 mllea southwest of
Grant Pass, when two masked men
bold up R. Hoswell and son, Robert,
Jr., and aecured 16000 In money bul
lion. During the past week 661 accident
were reported to th atata Industrial
accldont commission. Of this number,
five were fatal, aa follows: Lulu Cavln,
Talent trespasser, killed by train;
John Monan. Astoria, aawmlll; Frank
Todd, Portland, shipbuilding; David
Bradley, Astoria, aawmlll; H. E. Ollng-
house, Mill City, sawmill.
I 'H, r-'i-hlv, I5,J!i.0oii, althouKli Ita
iiunia was only f 10 infl.oco.
On null, may yet cm s:i aeronsutlrsl
school where blrilmcn for the army
and navy will be trained to fly. A
second government commission haa
arrived In Oregon to look over altea.
Tha rommlaalon la now In eastern Ore
gon. Ilormlston, llend and Mcdford
are among the rlllea which have asked
lo have altea Inspected, and there are
several other towns, principally along
Ihn O V, It. t N. line In eastern Ore
gon, which arc prepared to make
strong caeca to the nveriimenf.
Four public schools In Portland have
old war aavinga at snips In caress of
the $50 per rsplta. required of every
man, woman and child In Oregon If the
atate la to meet He 117,000,000 quota
before January 1, 11.
Oregon haa 951 selected fighting
men nady to answer calls to the
color. Thla la the total of ('las 1
registrant remaining available for Im
mediate active duty, according to coin
pllallnna completed In the office Of
.Captain J. R. Culllaon, bead of th
elective service system In Oregon.
The first shipment of digitalis col
lected la Oregon for the government
baa been ahlpped to Iba University of
Minnesota, lo be made Into tincture
Dean Adolph Zlefte, of the Oregon Ag
ricultural college pharmacy school, had
charge of th aupply. Children sup
plied (00 pound of lb plant and of
thla amount 16 per cent waa gathered
by the Aatorla public school children.
George W. Klene, of Albany, bos
sent Senator Chamberlain a aampl of
manganese ore from a deposit discov
ered by Hart Bros., near th village
of Detroit la th Elk Lake mining
district. The manganese la greatly
needed for war purpose and tba at
tention of the proper government of
ficiate will be called lo the matter with
a view to having the same Investigated
and used If available.
Firms engaged In the fruit drying
Industry 'have been ordered by the
government not to enter Into contracts
for the sale of their outp'it prior to
June 1. After that date all quotations
on carload lota of dried apples, prunes,
peachea and raisins must be filed with
the nstional food administration. It
la believed that these reatrictlona point
to rather cxtenelv order for evapor- '
ated fruit from the government
Lumber shipments from the Colum
bia river In April were unusually light
Statistics show thnt In the month 25
vessels loaded at the mills In tho low
er river district and their combined
cargoes totaled 20.128.950 feet of lum
ber. In the samo. period four vessels
loaded 1,735,935 feet at tho up-river
mill, making a grand total of 21.564,
185 feet of lumber ehippod from the
Columbia river In cargoes during
F. A. Ballln of Portland, dealgner
of the flnllln type of wooden vessel,
wis notified that the government ship
ping board haa adopted the Ballln type
tor ua Jointly with the Dougherty
type In Ita proposed enlarged wooden
hip program. The carrying capacity
of the Ballln vessel Is to be brought
up to 6000 tona dead weight end the
hip will be 323 feet In length over
all. Two vessels of the Ballln type,
th Mount Hood and th Mount Shasta,
have recently been built at Portland.
The United State district court has
conftmed the Ml of the Rogue River "
Public Service corporation's properties
In Jackson and Josephine counties to
Newton W. Roundtree, of Portland, for
a sum just sufficient to cover the court
chargei and subject to the bonded In
debtedness. The holding consist of a
large acreage In the two counties and ,
the power plant at Grants Pas and
Gold Hill, with power lines and fran
chise with th two cities. ... Tha bond
holders, aggregating the sum of over
$500,000, forced the concern into the
'BUY LIBERTY BONDS
1 1 1 1
Indications AretThat One Out of
Every Six Persons in U. S.
Participated in Loan.
Your OPPORTUNITY to elect a TRAINED man to head your state government -one
who has never before been in politics, who is a staunch friend of the workingman, who
has a successful business record of twenty years, whose energy has made him a worker,
whose experience has made him a builder, whose training has made him a thinker, and
whose ability has made him a leader;
YOUR OPPORTUNITY to elect THIS type of man Governor of Oregon is
found in , '
L. J. Simpson
(Republican) Candidate for the nomination for Governor
in the Primary Friday, May 17, 1918.
"YOUR KIND OF A MAN FOR GOVERNOR"
lM Ad. lulled by Slmpwa for Ovuroof Lui, 411 galling Building-. PortUsd, Or.
Wash In Hon. Analysis of liberty
Ioao report shewed that probably IT,
000,000 persona bought bond in the
campaign which closed Saturday fy
000.000 more than In th second loan
and 12.600,000 more than la the first
Tha treasury now believes the actual
total, which' may run to f 4,000.000,000,
will not be definitely known until May
"Whatever the money total," said
treasury statement, "the loan lust
closed probably la the moat successful
ever floated by any nation. The mar
velous distribution of the third liberty
loan indicate that one out of every
six person In th United Bute may
have participated In this loan."
. Banks' resource. It waa pointed out.
have been drawn on comparatively lit
tle and the prospect for future loan
are brighter aa a consequence. As
added reason for jubilation was th
Indication that the government bond
baying habit la becoming stronger
among people of amall mean.
Far western atate report subscrib
ers aa follows: California. 624,462;
Washington, 150,312; Oregon. 13,695;'
Idaho, 66.600. ;
SEE THIS TRACTOR
NOW PLOWING AT
L -' ' j- '" -
Senator McNary Introduced an . bands of receiver last June.
amendment to the river and harbors
bill appropriating $130,000 for deep
ing the Inner harbor of Cooa bay. Thla
Item waa eliminated from the bouse
bill, the senator now Introducing th
amendment ss a war measure to facili
tate the, shipment of spruce lumber
and pile from this dlstrlot. .'
Robert Forty, sea lion hunter and
fisherman, of Port Orford, la anticipat
ing the murre egg season and has
asked the government to suspend th
law against taking the eggs. Th egg
are twice the sle of a hen' egg and
have a somewhat fishy flavor. Thous
and of dosen can be gathered from
the rocky reefa at Rogue River and
Th third liberty loan wa overub
acrlbrd In Oregon by about $, 600,000,
or 85 per cent over the quota. The
tate haa put about $35,000,000 Into
th b mds of the third Issue. The quo
ta was $11,495,000. Portland subscrib
ed Ita quota oa and a half times, or
1 ICO pr.cgstt Hi total lubicrlsUoa b.
' Professor J. C Hammond In charge
of a United State nai observatory
party, consisting of C . 5lte. W,
M, Conrad and I O. Hojte ; togother
with Professor S. A. Mitchell, director
of tha Leander McCormlck ob"-vatory
at th University of Virginia, Char
lottesvllle, Va., who will supervise th
spectroscopic work,' have arrived In
Baker and have begun their prep
aration! for observance of the eclipse
of the sun on June 8. They are th
first of a number of parties expected
from numerous universities and scien
tific Institution. A carload of appar
atus to be used by them waa ahlpped
OREGON-PARR ETT TRACTOR CO.. Pendleton, Or.
CASH IN ADVANCE
The Leader has gone to ft cash-in-advance basis, and
after its issue of May 17, 1913, no papers will be mailed
that are. not paid for in advance. No exception will be
- made,!as we can make none and be fair to all. , We will
appreciate thejeo-operation of our good friends and pa
trons in establishing the only subscription policy that is
just alike to subscriber and publisher. We wish to point
out that we have not raised our rate which continues at
f 1.50.'per year, 75c for six.months, 50c for fouKmonths
even'.though, measured by the comparative value of a dol
lar, we are getting only about half as much for our paper
as we received in pre-war .times.
CLARK WOOD, Publisher.
WHITE PLAGUE KILLS
MORE MEN THAN BULLETS
It seems longer, but It wa leas than
four years ago that th nations had
not yet started In to wtp each other
off the map and that th only time
when on beard of tha Red Crow were
time of flood or disaster and at
Christmas time, when the peaceful lit
tle Red Cross tuberculosis aeals mad
their annual appearance.
Perhaps, In fact. It waa th long, ar
dent fight In America against th Whit
Plague which, In spit of the war'
enormous new demands. Is responsible
for the especial interest being taken by
ihe American Red Cross in France
frightful struggle against consumption.
This scourge seems to mark th
iremh tighter for its own. It kills
more tueii than 1o bullets and poison
Khs combined. Until the American
Ued Cross was permitted by the
French government to start Its drive
against tuberculosis It looked as if,
even with a victory over the Bun,
Fiance might eventually be conquered
by this deadlier foe.
Already things are looking brighter.
The Red Cross has taken over old hi
pltal and built new ones. More than
300 tuberculosis dispensaries are to be
opened throughout the country, and
Red Cross doctors and nurses score
of them are devoting themselves ex
clusively to this Qght, doing over there
exactly the same kind of work which
Is financed In America by the Utile
Christmas seals. It is on of the wny
In which by onr contributions to 'ha
Red Cross America can repay her debt
ARMY BILL PROVIDES
FOR THREE 'MM
Washington. Congress began this
week with Interest centered upon the
army increase programme, which fur
nishes probably th last really big task
to be disposed of before adjournment,
planned for about July 1 t ,
A redraft of th - record-breaiina;
army appropriation bill, carrying fl&
000.000.000 to provide for aa army of
3,000,000 men during; the coming year,
waa laid before the house military com
mittee. Some opposition 1 expected
In both senate and house to the ad
ministration plan to limit the nation's
armed forces only to capacity . for
equipping, training and transporting;
them, but leaders of both parties now
believe th blanket power will be
granted. . . , , ;
Protracted controversy In the aenata
over the sedition bill to severely pen
alize disloyal acta and utterances and
Interference, with liberty loan sales
and the army draft, ended in adoption
of the conference report on the meas
ure by a vote of 48 to 2S. ? t
The bill was Initiated a year ago,
and provides maximum penalties of
20 years' Imprisonment and a $10,000!
tine or both tor a wide variety ot dli
loyal acta. ,
PASSPORT BILL IS
FOOD ADMINISTRATION FACTS
Washington.- With thre well
placed shots th American steamer
Tidewater disposed ot an enemy sub
marine March 17, th navy depart
ment announced. The aecond ahot
waa a "clean hit" on the U-boat, th
TldtwaUr'i commands rtperUd.
"Actions speak louder than
words-Act - Pont Talk -Buy Now
One ounce less ot meat each' day
for everyone mean a caving ot 4,
400,000 meat animals a year. Save
your ounce. The sacrifice is small,
but th. result for your country la
1,185,000 tona of sugar will be laved
th first year if each ot us uses one
ounce less each day. This will keep
sugar plentiful and cheap.
The Allies are all in the same boat,
a long way from shore and on limited
rations and Incle Sam Is running;
th relief ship. It's up to us to save
th cargo. V
Permit to be Required to Leav
Enter U. 9.
Washington. Th house passed tha
administration bill requiring all per
sons entering th United States JU
have a government permit and giving
the president broad powers In restrict
ing entrance to and exit from Ameri
can ports.'''' 'i,- ;""'' -.
; The bin now goes to the senatai
' An attempt to amend the bill to ex-j
empt American citisens going to Can-'
ada and Canadian citizens coming to
the United States from being required
to have permits was defeated, as wss
a proposal to limit its provisions to ,
persons lesving the country.
Chairman Flood. of the foreign af
fairs committee, told the house that
President Wilson and the departments
of state and Justics had indorsed tho
Production th 1918
win the war. Save it
If you run your household on three
pounds of sugar a month per person,
when fall comes the grocer won't hare
to hang up the aign "No Sugar."
The aecond helping 1 getting to bo
U. 8, Air Squadron Routs German.;'
With the American Army in France.
In a desperate air fight over tho,
American lin northwest ot Toul Chas.
W. Chapman, Jr.. ot Waterloo, la.,
and a Qerman pilot with whom he was
fighting plunged to earth Inside the
Qerman lines, both their machines
wrapped in flames. ' Five American'
pilots, in fast pursuit machines, were
patrolling over tha American lines, ,
when they encountered a German for-:
mation of an equal number of air
planes and promptly attacked and
chased the enemy machines back over
their territory, hut all of them es-t'
caped. Four American machine re
turned aafely. . j
The Huns were checked again.
High ichool pltj tonigbU