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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1919)
Total of 53,807 . Americans
Killed and Missing
Washington An official tabulation
by divisions for the American expedi
tionary forcs, 5 per cent complete
to date, was mad puouc ojr iaw
. department, ahowtng that major caa
jualtlee U the slst (Oregon. Washing
' ton and other western states) totaled
170!. . '
The Mat dtrtaioa did not set to the
front until aboat three montha before
the armistice ended bostlllUea. How
ever, It eaw a total of 4S days of ac
tual battle, although all retmenta were
not entaxed lor thla number ot daye.
Ita losses, therefore, are exceptionally
heavy tn comparison to those of divi
sions wQicn reacnea am uu
earlier In the war.
The totals for all divisions exclu
sive ot the two regiments ot marines
in the M division are;
Died of wounds. 11.39.
Missing In action, 11.C49.
Total killed and missing,
Grand total of major casualties.
Examlnaticn of the losses by regi
ments shows clearly that the brunt of
the fighting reu on tne mianu?-
every dlvlaion that got into action,
losses were many times greater, even
proportionately to tne atrengiu oi m
units, than thoea of the artillery, ma
thine battalions, trench mortar bat
teries or engineers. A score of regi
ments lost rally one-wira oi ue iuu
strength of S700 men In killed, died of
wounds, missing and prisoners. When
Figures on the wounded are available,
officers believe the total casualties
now in several regiments may equal
the full strength.
The first regular division, duiii up
out ot the original force General Per-
Mnr nnk in Franca Buffered the
heaviest casualties with a total of
$248. This division was first to reach
the line and was almost constantly in
action until the and.
OH WAR REVENUE BILL
Washington. The war revenue bill,
revised to raise about 16,000,000,000
by taxation this year and ,$4,000,000,-
jaju ,. .1 1 w VMFt ,.inm final
' form when the senate and house con
ferees reached a complete agreement
on the measure.
The tax on campaign contributions,
a senate provision, which the house
voted to "reject, and later to accept It
PATHiT, VIIOLE VHEAT and GRAIIAHI
Yellow and White
STEAM-ROLLED BARLEY AND WHEAT
CRUSHED AND CRACKED CORN
We will crush your cob corn for you, or shell and crush it;
- ' or, if dry, grind it into corn meal.
GENERAL FEED ROLLING AND EXCHANGE
$1 I S
(a beautiful line)
modified to app'.y only to future cam
patens, was so amended.
The conference report and final re
draft will be called up In the house
Friday, with the expectation l'"
proval before adjournment It will go
to the aenate Saturday and Chairman
jsimiuona, ot the senate managers, said
lta passage was certain.
Absence ot President Wilson, th
conferees said, made doubtful the ex
act date the new tax law would be
come effective, but would not Inter
fere with treasury plana for collection
of new taxes.
The final draft, like both house and
aenate measures, provides that ot the
gross levy, war excess profits and lu
come taxes ahall bear the heaviest
LISTER RELINQUISHES WORK
Names Two Official Advlaers Owing
to III Health.
Olympla. Wash. Yielding to the ad
vice ot hla attending physicians and
personal 'friends, who were alarmed
over the condition ot hla health, Gov
ernor Ernest Uster announced that
he would virtually relinquish the du
ties of his office for several weeks.
In a formal statement issued, the gov
ernor named Dr. Henry Sutsallo, prea
ldent of the University ot Washington,
and Attorney General W. V. Tanner,
aa hla official advisers In connection
with legislative and administrative
problems and policies. Dr. Suxxallo
will at once take up his headquarters
in the executive offices.
Governor Lister, It waa said, will
not leave the state, but probably will
go away from the capital and seek
seclusion. With the Increasing work
made by the session Of the legislature
the governor's phyaiclana feared he
would be unable to atand the strain.
Kiev Taken by Bolahevlkl.
Warsaw. Kiev has been taken by
the Bolshevist troops. General Pet
lura's troops parUaUy going over to
Wilson to Sail on February 14.
Pari. President Wilson will salt
for the United Statea on the liner
George Washington, February 14, ac
cording to authoritative Information.
If America is to feed the Germans
she may as well expect to hear com
plaints about the menu such as hos
pitality seldom escapes.
Recently "O. V." has stood for olive
drab. When Johnny comes marching
home with the latest overseas slang
"O. D." will signify "old dear."
Running the entire rnilrond system
of the United Staffs doesn't seem to
be so much of a job. Judging by the
number of men mentioned to tackle It..
Any tT-bMit commander who refused
to destroy food enrgoe would have
been dlKolpiiued to the limit. Tet
Germany now Iwmee a plea for ra
- 1UE ItlLER
WE8 ION LEADER
SUHtCBimoN RATES ""; in common ech being th com
StMt . ; mercinl ntr of Itt particular tor-
Ih, year W 00 ritory. We are prepared to admit
Six Nuntha I 00 that Portlands especial bailiwick
Three Months 0 60 is a triflt larger than Wvtton'a, but
FRIDAY, m. 7.
Fftttrte tn petteitu t Orvjea
ADVERT ItlNti RATES
Regular, per Inch per insertion ..
Transient, per Inch per Insertion
Locals, per lino per Ineertion...,.
Non-skid "kicks" are needed to
safely negotiate Weston! concrete
sidewalks after a thaw and a
The esteemed Oregon Voter has
an editorial on 'Teachcr8, Stock-
Ings" that would have been. bit
in- v.. i ,w wm,-,
more thrilling had the contents
thereof received descriptive treat-
Is it that the longest Pole will
"Where in hell could we have
sent the kaiser?" auks Von Bern-
storff. Well, perhaps His Satanic
Majesty might have objected.
The big Bolshevik meeting at Ta-
coma shows that the damphool
tribe in not confined to Europe. ' ' 5a0Cl
e After an absence of two weeks
.... , . VeJma Gcrklng has returned her
Our society editor la much con- WOfk wlth the c1bw
cerned over the strike in tho Pater- The attendance In High school
son, New Jersey, silk mills, saying has been nearly peftet this last
that it may interfere with his get- week. . -
, , . j Ot t Gould, one of the boya from
ting- a new supply of silken under- of Corvallis. has en-
wear. - jtered the High and expert to com-
1 1 iplete his high school work this year.
The rich won't grow much rich- The bookkeeping class are keep
er glory be, under the new tax ing individual seta of books and the
son with a net income of a million ducting 1 recitations this
and a-half will have to give up week jljey are divided into a
more than a million to Uncle Sam. girls' team and a boys team, each
The man with a million dollar in-, having a captain. There are lively
come will have
030. The half million dollar n ying the Mcrchant of Venice. In
will pay more than three hundred teresting dramatic scenes are de
thousand. Here's where the counpicted by some members of tho
try editor gets the best of the class Ruth Proebstel as Portia and
t , cu.i, v.aI Rnvd Otis Gould as Bassamo. Theodore
game 01 nie. onane, ivermi --r - , ,
Al.- Wln kill f ,
"' ' Shylock as to become almost vie-
The Pendleton Tribune's Liberty ious toward his classmates. Hszcl
edition is an achievement which its Duncan in the role of Jessica makes
, 1 . , . ...j wj,k a charming Jewess for her ardent
publishers may well regard with ; ,mper80niltw, hy
pride. Few except those in tne.iCarencc jhoeny; . ,
game" have any conception of the L Much curoisty has been aroused
nHinlriKl to iret out such a
Here's hoping that Henry Taylor
will live long enough to realize his
ambition to motor from Pendleton
V. L, j , i,,.
to Portland on a paved highway.
General Strike is in command at
c .! o !Hi nl thirhv
Seattle over an idle and thereby
dangerous army more than sixty
Note that a tree grows from its
,u 41. w. IkiM,. ont
roots rather than its branches, and
the house builder begins with the
foundation instead of the super-
structure. The railroad . magnate
first constructs his main line and
then gives attention to his feeders,
And accordingly the through high -
u 1 j if ... 11 :w k.
ways should be well improved be-
fore much money is spent on the
lateral roads. The former are also
market roads of far -more import -
iiaa at an tli than th otArfi ft. AT.
ter these are improved, we will be
much more aDt to improve the
feeder roads; but we will hardly
start at the many ends and work
to the middle.
1 " ; :
Today's strike news brings an un-
comfortable , feeling that Assessor
might happen was not so greatly
overdrawn the picture of Amen-;
can Bolhsevists prodamg xarmers
their ranches with the bay-
, , . .... rolled In Miss Colvin's room this
Among the good Boisheviki we tWeek Harry May and Joseph Engc
will list Karl and Rosa, late- of mann, .
Berlin who are by way of being' The attendance fn Mrs. Pinker-
decidedly defunct. J fweek. Lester Hodgson returned
" " after two weeks of illness.
It remains to be seen if friend i. The eighth grade pupils are do
Italy, for example, prefers world ing extra work now in-an effort to
peace to world pieces. : male UP tor ,oet tim-
TEE TALE OF TWO CITIES
live commercial club may yet
that handicao. What we
particularly wish to bring; out and
Mnihasii without further vwboa-
itv or circumlocution is that lort-
land and Weston weather were pre
aimilar on Groundhog Day
We all know what Weston's weather
WM on that auspicious occasion, and
Portland! is thus act forth In the
esteemed Oregonlan published the
day after Groundhog Day. As betlta
a subject of so much importance, It
, was printed on the first page:
"Portland l assured six weeks of
fine weather and an early sprlngv-
day, accord ng to annual custom,
J. fr0 hia hole, didn't see
so stayed out.
"The weather man is authority
for the fact that there was no
sunshine yesterday, his instrument
who mainUln that they saw a
glimpse of sunshine at various
fleeting moments early In the day.
f WESTON SCHOOLS J
. HOIUCI1 1 1 CMS UUICIvyVM BMWI we w-w,e
t. " . m. -..
ntrenretatlon of the character of
amone High school students con
sled in Mr. FiUPatrick'a
is rumored that the pro-
lessor is having great sport coast-
;ng over the terraces just after
dark. Although no one has seen
im yet. this seems quite a likely
supposition. Ask Henry Craigen
The High regret very much the
loss of Senior class member, Cora
Bemer. wn0 fell . from a blow of
wM g Btfong
member of basketball team
land active and enthusiastic In stu-
dent affairs. While the High school
'feels greatly ito loss, we yet are
wbh ng success to the newlyweds.
Threport are to make
thejr appearance on Monday,
Nearly everybody expects to have
the cards carefully examined , at
y ' Cra09S
? second grade enrolled vo
'new pupi Is th Is week Erma May
A birthday party Was given this
,week in Miss Rintoul'a room in
thonor of Rhoda Nelson. A lovely
ucwmwu wiwt w,wt
was - furnished by Mrs. weison.
The Cake was cut and divided, much
to the delight of the little folk.
Mrs. Nelson also furnished tome
Mother Goose records which were
nlavMt an tif Edlaon.
- Miss Tioton't pupils are making
'rapid progress. Most of them kept
p their work during vacation. .
t The attendance has been almost
tvrfm-f. In the third trrade only
'half day's absence since tchool
Mj(H Tipt)nB phygi0ogy class.
us the name of the last
get." Pupil "Falsa
i Two new tupils have been en-
STRAIN MAKES ROAD TALK
AT LOCAL CLU3 MEETING
In a carefully prepared and in
furmatlve sHeoh. C. P. Strain of
Pendleton told the Weaton Commer
cial Cluh Tutuday evening all about
the proponed county road bonding
measure. Mr. Strain Is a delver,
and as usual had his subject thor
oughly in hand. It was In truth
an admirable orenvntntion, and ev
ery one of the large number of citl
lona present left the hall much let
ter Informed on the road Improve
ment program in Oregon and Uma
As It is Impossible to review the
address In the limited space at tho
command of a country paper, the
Leader will not attempt to do so.
After fie had left the hall, Mr.
Strain sent back word to the club
that he had forgotten to bring up
an important point, namely: the
different allotments of the road
bond will be plainly set forth upon
the ballot at the special election,
which will probably be held on
March 4th next.
The speaker of the evening mo
tored up with D. If. Nelson, pre!
dint of the Umatilla County Good
Roads association, who when Invited
to the floor made a short and char
acteristic address-full of pep and
earnestness. In accordance with a
suggestion advanced by Mr. Nel
son, the club voted unanimously a
resolution favoring an emergency
clause In the state, road bonding
S.A.Barnes advanced tha plan
of building a memorial In Weston
for the Umatilla county ploneeri
and the Umatilla county soldiers,
He suggested that .this take tha
form of a large log cabin, the log
for which could be secured in the
Btue mountains near town. This
could' be used for storing and
displaying pioneer relics and war
relict and the watls could be hung
with pictures portraying pioneer
life, while the building would It
available also for, public library and
other purposes. A memorial com
mittew was appointed by President
Porter as follows: S. A. Barnes,
E. C Rogers and Frank Greer.
The club voted to change its
meeting night to Mondiy. This
will not take effect, however, until
after the meeting next Tuesday
eveninjr, when Sergeant Sidney
Barnes will address the club on the
subject of camouflage and other
work which' he followed in France.
A short musical program will also
BAR AGAINST FOOD
Wash fnton. Tha moat swiping re
moval or restrictions upon tha expor
tation of (oodatuffa made since the
signing of tba armistice was announc
ed by tba war trade board.
. Commodities ramoved from tbs ex
port conservation Hat ware barley,
corn and rye, Including flour and
meal made from these grains, oats
and oat products, brewers' grains,
bran and middlings, beans, dried and
spilt peas, sugar and bydrogenated cot
ton seed oil.
Three articles constituted a majority
of tbs food Items on tha restricted list
and their removal Is effective imme
diately. Attention was called to tbs fact that
wheat and beat flour remain on tbt
restricted list. There was no Indica
tion when the embargo on thoss com
modities would be removed, but It was
said that It probably would remain in
force until the government's agree
ment with the farmers for a maximum
pries on tbt 1(19 wheat crop bad as
pired. Approximately u,uuu out ot ei.uuv
acres of the lower Klamath lake
marsh lands, which art being reclaim,
td by the installation of gates at tbt
Southern Pacific crossing of the Klam-.
ath strait, bavt been drained, with a
total lowering of the water of two
feet In the 15 months since the gates
were Installed, according to officers
of the Klamath drainage district. Al
though the water Is off the land, it Is
not yet sufficiently drained for cul
tivation, and it Is not expected that
the land will bt ready for ust for a
Notice to Creditors
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In tha Matter of tha Estate of Oxwell
Thompson Douglas, deceased
Notice Is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed execu
trix of the above-entitled estate by
the above-entitled court, and as such
executrix has qualified as by law re
quired. All parsons having claims
against said estate are notified to pre
aent the ssme, properly veriflod aa by
law required, to me at Weston, Ore
gon, or to my attorney, Homer I.
Watts, at his office in Athena. Oregon.
within six months from the first publi
cation of this notice. ' " .'
Dated January 24, 1919.
Harriot Elizabeth Douglas.
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