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WESTON.iOKECON, KIUDAY, MAY 17. 1918
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Wiek
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mitlon of Our Reader.
Tnlntn will Inrrease III tester supply
by building a rervnlr twice aa lart
aa the old one.
Thn Order of Kaglee will bold the
lain ronni(lnii In Maraliflrld, Juno
10. 11 mid 11.
More than a.ooo.ooo trim I rase will
be tii Ken from tbo streams of Klamath
county Ihli srsson by the stsi.
Mra. Sarah M. Davldaon, one of Linn
county's oldest pioneers, dld In
Irtation al th age of (3 ara.
Aproilintoly 000 aquara yarda of
paving will be laid In The lalla tbla
spring, work to coinnituire aa soon aa
The dlrertors of tbo 1.1 on County
Pioneers' sMorlstlon have derided to
hold ihe annual plrnle and reunion aa
usual tbla yrar at Drowosvllle.
Albany cltlsrns bsve started an agi
tation to have the clerks and Judges
of tha coming primary fleeting paid to
Thrift and War Savings atampa.
Ily order of lha war department all
bonka dealing with th subject or ex
plosives are to be removed from lb
open shelves of Oregon libraries
Oregon's war ssvlngs atamp aalea for
tha month of May to data amount to
1220.000. tha IJ.000.000 mark In aalea
for tha campaign having been loft way
A total of J05.77 voters ara regis
tered In Oregon, according to com
plete compilation of tba reports from
all county clerks prepared by Secretary
of State lien W. Olcolt.
Tlie county court of Lincoln -ounty
baa applied to the atata highway com
mission for permission to construct a
wooden brldgs over 3000 feet long, over
"tbo Yaqulna river at Toledo.
Commanders of every borne guard
unit In lbs stato have been Invited to
attend special session In Portland,
May 11 and 13. In connection with
Oregon'a first war conference.
With 1C0 delegates from Sherman,
Wasco and Hood Itlver counties pres
ent,, the annual convention of Union
No. 10 of the Oregon Christian En
deavor waa held at Hood itlver.
In the Intereat of economy of opera
tion ths 0.-W. n. A N. and the Northern
Pacific depots In Pendleton will bo
combined, ths Northern Pacific using
both depot and yard of ths other com
pany. There will b no roa feativat In
Portland this year. It bss definitely
been ruled that the holding of tbo
floral celebration would not be In keep
ing with tha trappings of Mars and
the press of war-time. duties.
L Orande'a new antl-I. W. W. ordi
nance has stood the teat la the first
of s series of struggles la court. Mu
nicipal Judge Eakln held the law valid
In the case of John Dixon, accused
of spreading seditious literature.
Robert W. Dawltt, of Idaho, alleged
to he one of the robbers who held up
R. Doswell and his son,. Robert, Jr..
at their placer mine near Holland.
May 3, has been caught and la con
fined In the Josephine county Jail
Oregon Is now shipping large quanti
ties of chrome ore to the automobile
manufacturing centers of the east A
large deposit Is being developed In
John Dsy canyon, at an elevation about
1000 feet higher than Canyon City, the
Several carloads of wheat flour and
quantity of small lots cava have been
returned to the, food administration of'
Oregon, in compliance with a recent
appeal by Administrator W. B. Xyer,
for all consumers to turn In flour sup
plies In excess of their needs.
. Because of the practical Impossibility
of securing assurance of a supply of
oil for fuel during tha coming winter,
and sines ths price has almost doubled
since last winter's supply was ordered,
the eastern Oregon state hospital at
Pendleton will hum coal this winter. .
In ths latest official count of nsw
wooden hulls In the water for the ship
ping board there are shown to ha 41, of
which 10 are In the Oregon district
Manager Heyworth, chief of the wood
en construction division, has compli
mented Oregon builders on their rec
ord. The Oregon third liberty loan com
nlttee honor cup for ths greatest total
' subscriptions by employes of sny ship
yard In the district was awarded to
ths workers of the Foundation com
pany of Portland, which Is building'
vessels for ths French government
iTbs 1116 employes of the plant Invest-
a &iii,i:iisk Ka&un. ivstLt
IM4i tier msn, wntca, ine snipyara
nianmiini nt ssvs. la a record.
Far the purpose of siting up Port
land' ability to entertain Ilia National
Urand Army of tha Itepublle next Aug
ust and to perfect uereessry prelimi
naries, heada of tha grand army and
affiliated bod Ire spent three daya In
Portland laat week. Among them were
Commander-in-chief Orlando A Bonier,
of the O. A. It., Kokomo, Ind.; Adjutant
(ienerat Robert W. Mcllrlde, Indian
apolis. Ind., snd Quartermaster Gen
eral C. O. Stow Its, Buffalo, New York.
With the exception of some rough
places In Cow Creek canyon the Pacific
highway la In excellent condition be
tween Portland and the California
line. State Highway Knglneer Nuiin
reports, and heavy summer automobile
traffic la already under way.
Twelve million, six hundred and
forty thousand pages of reading matter
are Included In the 101,713 republican
and (S.IOS democratic pamphlota,
which have just been mailed to the
registered voters of the state. The
total coat of the pampbleta waa 111.
The 17th annual encampment of the
Department of Oregon. Grand Army of
the Republic, the Woman'a Relief
Corpa and the Ladles of tbs O. A. R.
waa held at Albany, beginning Monday.
Approximately 1000 people from all
sections of tbs state attended the three
Contracts for nlns wooden ships of
the Rallln type, to be 4500 tons each,
have been awarded by the shipping
board to the Kern A Klernan Ship
building company, and to the Columbia
Engineering Works, of Portland, the
largest snd of ths contract going to the
At a recent meeting In Med ford It
waa decided to hold the annual en
campment of the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Reunion association of southern Ore
gon In Oranta Paaa September I to 14.
The assocatlon haa members In Curry,
Douglas. Jackson, Josephine, Klamath
and Lake counties.
A great Industry Is looming la Polk
county. With the growing of beans
and beets found Inadequate .to replace
the hop Industry, a dehydrated vege
table evaporating plant haa been erect
ed on Horst Brothers' hop rsncb, be
tween Independence and Salem, and
Is now In operation.
A surer rationing system, affsctlng
all canning and manufacturing con
cerns, waa put Into effect Mi.y 18.
Manufacturers who uae sugar must fill
out a report, showing amounts on
hand, and must thereafter, present a
certificate through the food sd ml u titra
tion In order to obtain supplies from
Lumber mills of the Willamette val
loy are threatening to burn the slab
wood piling up In their yards it cars
for transporting the fue! to Portland
and other points of distribution ais not
forthcoming. Some of the mills, In
making report to tbs Office of Fuel. Ad
ministrator Fred J. Holmes. Indicate
that they are already burning some
slabwood In tbslr plants.
The Bend Commercial elub has wired
Congressman Hawley that the passage
of the bill for the enlargement of
Crater Lake national park would be a
decided blow to ths stock Industry of
the state, aa It would reduce paaturage
by 13,000 acres. The club urges Mr.
Hawley to endeavor te secure the with
drawal or defeat of the measure, which
was Introduced in tha senate by Sena
For the first time In 10 years Silver
lake In Deschutes county Is dry at this
season of the year. Stockmen living
In the vicinity for many years have
depended on the lake aa a watering
place for their stock. Farmers In the
. southern part of tha county are also
reporting extreme dryness. Many of
ths crops are said to be badly In need
of rain, and unless a change of weather
occurs In a short time heavy damage
will be the result
Six fatalities were reported to tha
state industrial accident commission
out of a total of S06 accidents for the
week ending May . Names, addresses
and occupations of the fatally Injured
workmen follow: David Bradley, As
.torta, loggsr; Dan McCrlmmon, Blind
slough, logger; Alex Hill, Astoria, Iron
worker; Everett Jetfery, Tll'amook.
logger: Charlea Noatrum, Cascade
Locks, contractor; C. A. Price, Port
land, shipyard worker.
THE NEW JOAN OF ARC
St Arr,,td for tosartln, Mlnar
Tueion, ArU. Twanw-on. ot th.
laadlftt mln. company ottlolala, am
ployea and buitne, nan at lha war
raa dlatrlct wara .rraM at BtabM
on Indlctm.nta ralurnad far tha t.d.ral
Srand Jurr which Uat waak complat.d
an In.aatlfaUon et tha deportation
Uat July ot naarlr lioo allatftd m.m
bar, ot tha Ip.dultri.1 Workara ot tha
i i 'i iMm Hf fell
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AFRICA 1 SEA 3M050
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Contends That Accusations Are
Effort to Discredit Air
WaahioctoB. Ia ft statement issued
here Outsoa Borglnm characterised as
"a scurrilous frame-ur the cbargra
- made aialnst htm la Waablagtoa la
relation to his eoonectloa with the in
vest I gat lo a ot airplane production la
ths United State .
He counter-charted that tbs accusa
tions made against him ia the senate
were for ths purpose ot trying to dl
credit blm la the eyes of the people
and prevent public knowledge ot the
real conditions existing la the aircraft
production program. -
Hs declared further that tbs war de
partment had "erstematlcally directed
the opposition" to Investigation of sir
craft production, la which "a billion
dollars la 11 months haa provided as
with no planes," and charged that
"every eubterfuze had been restored
to gain time." .
Sensational swora statements, let
ters and telegrams from the files of
the army Intelligence service were read
Into the senste record to show that
Gutsoa Borglum. while holding a per
sonal commission from President Wil
son to Inquire Into the government's
aviation programme, was negotiating
secretly for the formation of a private
airplane company to take war con
tracts and capitalize bis friendship
wtffH .Via. nMaMAft.
Gutxon Borglum, storm-center ot tha
aviation controversy, made public a
letter to President Wilson, denying
that be had betrayed the president's
confidence, renewing bis assertions of
grave misconduct In the government
aircraft production organisation, and,
Insisting that the senate military com
mittee should conduct openly and
thoroughly the Investigation which he
um IS a. nravanlMl fiM, mat Vtn m
"by the war decartment under Secre
HELD AT ISSUE
Washington. In a letter to Senator
Martin of Virginia, democratic leader
in the senate. -President Wilson do
dared he would regard passage of th
' Chamberlain resolution calling for aa,
investigation of aircraft and other war
activities as a "direct vote of want o
confidence in tha administration" and
an attempt by congress to take over
the conduct of the war. Ha pointed
out that tha Chamberlain resolution
directing a renewal of the Inquiry Into
aircraft production and other war ac
tivities Is unnecessarily broad. ;
:. The president Informed - Senator,
Martin- that be had no objection to
the most searching inquiry Into tha
aircraft situation, but that ha deemed1
inadvisable at this time any investi-j
gation of the conduct of the war.
It was 1elleved that the president's
attitude was due to the form In which
Senator Chamberlain, ot Oregon, chair'
man of the senate military committee,
introduced tha resolution. Tba reso
lution "authorised and directed" the
committee, "to Inquire into and report
to the senate the progress ot aircraft
production in tha United State of
into any other matters relating to tba
conduct ot the war, by or through th
war department" !
OVER 1,300,000 DRAFTED
Huge Ameriean Army Expansion With
In a Year la Predicted.
Washington. More than 1,300,000
men have been called in the draft aa
far and either are in Prance, in camp,
or under call to go into service before
June 1. The total of 1,SOO,000 in
cludes all men summoned In th May
contingent ' ' '
There la every Indication that even
a larger Increment will be summoned
in, Jane than was summoned In May.
and a progressiva monthly mobiliza
tion continue through the summer and,
fall months as the cantonments ara
It Is thought that at such a rat tha.
army will report a full strength et
well over 3.000,000 within tha next 13
or 13 months. It ia possible, soma eft
fleers say, that the number will ba.
closer to 5,000,000 than 3,000,000. J
A quilt made by Grandma Hoon of
Umapina brought $5000 far Red Cross.