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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 21, 1919)
WESTON, OREGON, Fill DA f, FEB. 21, 1919
WHAT TIE OMI SOOT ARE DOING
SaUita. Th present legltUlur In
on reepect at loaet ku followed pre
cedent fur It tiarted out on (It clos
ing tNk of th mhIiw with th legle
lallv boipsr clogged with undltpoted
1 o( bualnee. Both house are badly
congealed with work knit lb rioting
dan will wltneet th usual condition,
heated argument and Hrenuoua ef
fort to Met pot bills. It Menu to b
th bsbll ol leglalalurea to fritter
war much vslusbts tlm during the
arty day of lb tettlon with useless
dlMuaalna on unimportant bllla, while
tha money and other lniortant iniraa
uroa ara held back tor committee tink
ering and then ruthed through during
tha closing boura when thara la little
lima for consideration.
Practically tha only important piece
of legislation to IU credit wbnn th
legislator started out on Monday waa
tha appropriation of lioo.ooo for tha
aoldlera. No road bllla had been
pd and alt tha big appropriation
bllla had not bren presented.
AnU-Trwat Paving BUI Patted.
Stormy Unioa ar expecltd ovr
road legltlatlon Ihla week. Tha houta
and tentte started tha week at logger
head over tha antl trutt paving bill
which patted tha eenai laat week af
ter an aiiremely bitter debet.
By a vote of 21 to I, tha senate
petted bill 7. tha chief of th four
antl patented pavement bllla.
Tha bill aa patted la Identical aa
reported by th majority of th roada
and highway committee and favored
by thoe seeking to curb th paving
trutt, with th exception of th Motor
amendment to aectlon 7. which now
says: "All coot recta which may b
awardod for laying any pavement or
for tha purchase of any material, mix
ture or process entering therein, shall
b awarded to tha responsible bidder
submitting tha lowest aggregate bid
under th specification In the data
of pavement which th public authori
ties mentioned In aectlon I of this act
shall determine to accept" .
Those who have been strafing the
patent paving company fought the
mlnortly report of the road commit
tee, which recommended the adoption
of the word, "considering quality and
durability," which gave thla discretion
to the state highway coiumletton in
awarding contracts. Over these four
worda the battle waa waged In the
Motcr'a amendment la construed at
, tying the hands of (he elate highway
'commission, by those who voted no.
The othera aay not.
The addition of the four worda
. would have given the commission the
power to use it Judgment In select
Ing pavement and awarding bids.
8lrong opposition developed against
the aenate anti trust paving bill when
It reached the hovite and the ir of
house member waa aroused by
threat of certain senator to dofeat
th 110.000.000 road bonding bill un
leta tha house enacted the aenate bill.
Tax on Batata Proposed.
Estate in Oregon will contribute an
extra $100,000 annually to the state
treasury under the provlslone of Rep
resentative Schuebel' Inheritance tax
bill which passed th house. Th bill
I a compromise measure over house
btll 1, which would hav produced an
annual ' revenue of approximately
1360,000 from Inheritance taxes. This
bilk It is said, will produce a revenue
of approximately $100,000 annually.
Exemption I provided on eatatea
up to $10,000, but above that amouut
tha tax ta assessed against tha estate
and not against the distributed share
aa under the presont law., Additional
tax, over and above that assessed
' against tha estate, la Imposed against
, shares which go to other than tho
direct heir of the decedent.
Local Autonomy for Countlt Favtfed.
By adopting aenate joint resolution'
14, Introduced by Senator Farrell, the
senate went on record In favor of tak
ing from the legislature authority to
Increase the salary of any state or
flclal during hi term of office and of
referring all county aalary Incroasos
to a vote of the people of the count)
The resolution embodies a const!
tutlonal amendment, which will be re
ferred to the people for approval if
the house take the same action as
the aenate. The proposed amendment
provide that the legislature shall not
have authority to Increase the ealar;
of any atate off lclal during the pres
ent term of that official, and that nr
inoreate In salarie of county official,
ball be valid unices approved by th
I itopl.i of the rni ounl'e at
Ilia next giiucrat elrct.oii.
esslen of 00 Days Prepoeed.
A proposed coimtltiitlonal emend
ment aubmlttnd to the annate by Sen
ator Jonee of Ijine county content
platea several rhaiiK In the provis
ions governing Orogou's legislative as
semblies. The moat Important proposal would
extend the aettlon from 40 to C actual
working days, for which members
shall motive $300. It alto provUUa
that In rat an extra tettlon is callud
by (he governor It muni nut be f
more than SO days' duration and the
tneinbora shall be paid at the regular
rate for every day of such extra ses
sion. It provide (hat all bill muul b
Introduced during tho first 20 days of
Absent Voter DIM Peases the House.
The house pasted a bill introduced
by representative Kuhll which will
enable qualified volera who may be
away from home on election day to
The bill provides thai voters who
are absent from borne but within the
atate may notify hta county or city
clerk, tt the case msy be, 30 dayt
before election. The clerk will then
forward an official ballot, which th
absentee wilt sign, together with a
certificate, which will then be return
ed to the clrk, who will cast the bal
lot for him. The bill waa detlgned
with especial reference to student
and traveling salesmen, but also ap
plies In ail other catea of necessary
absence from bom on loctlon day.
Income Tax la Proposed.
The committee on assessment and
taxation In th hous Introduced a bill
providing for Income taxa In th
state and exempting certain personal
property from taxation.
t'ndor the bill a rat of 1 per cent
would be charged on the tint $1000
of taxable Income; 14 per cent on
the next thousand; I per cent on th
next; 3 per cent on lb nox(; I per
cent on the next; and a atutitar ratio
on the next each succeeding thousand
up to a Vi per cent on the tenth $1000
and per cent on any sum In axceta
Gasoline Tax Bill Pasted By House.
The hous panted the bill of the
roada and bighwaya committee pro
viding for Imposition of a tax of 1
cent a gallon on gasoline and a tax of
half a cent ou dlatlilute. The bill aa
patted carriea the emergency clause,
but with a tacit understanding among
tha member that In event the emer
gency clause ta stricken from the big
bond issue bill It will be taken from
thla and other minor Mad bill. The
bill will rait about $350,500 In rev
enue,' of thl $310,500 coming from
gasoline and tha balance from distil
late. Would Curb Independent Candidates
A bill aimed at disappointed candi
date and persistent office aeekors
waa Introduced in. the eenate by Sen
ator Norblad. of Clatsop county.
The bill provide tbat if a peraon la
registered voter of one political
party ba cannot become the candidal
of another political party, nor can he
accept the nomination of that party, .
should he be nominated.
The principal purpose of th bilk
however, la to prevent defeated party
candidate from running after th pri
maries aa independent candidates, ac
cording to th author of the bill. If
the bill becomea a law, the only peraon
who can run aa an Independent candi
date la the man or woman who 1 reg
istered aa an independent voter.
Th house also passed a bill by Rep
resentative Cross providing that suit
for divorce mutt be filed in the county
In which the plaintiff resides.
A Joint resolution, calling tor a bill
to be placed on the ballot providing
for compulsory registration and vob
lug. waa adopted by the aenate.
Death came to the Oregon military
police when the bill to keep the or
ganisation alive under the measure
Introduced by , Senator Orton wa
killed. .,. " . v
With but eight opposing vote, Sen
ator Dlmick' resolution providing for
a submission of tha capital punish
ment amendment to a vote of the peo
ple, wa adopted In the aenate.
Dollnquent lax notices will not be
sent to the owners of property on
which the delinquent tax amounts to
lees than $1, according to an amend
ment to the delinquent tax notice law '
passed by the senate. -'
The prediction that the consolida
tion programme for the session waa
virtually killed when the home killed
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Evangelist Geo. W. Taylor
Uie department or agriculture bill,
wa fulfilled when the commute
withdrew all of Its bllla.
A house Mil by Senator Olll. pro
viding for compulsory surgical treat
ment of all school children afflicted
with diseases of the eyes, ears, note,
throat or teeth, wa defeated o.'ter A
stormy debate, which waa featured by
Provision for re-establlahment of
tha atralgbt Australian ballot ayetera
In the Hate, with party candidates
segregated' on the ballot and th voter
ftven th right to vote a straight tick
t by checking the circle at the top ol
'.he ballot over the party of his choice,
: made In a btll by Representative'
Lewi which passed the house.
MESSAGE TO Y. W. C. A. FROM
1 I must exprnw to you the
very givnt KHtlxfnrtion and mont
ulix-er gratltmk of the French
(iovoriuiioiit for the acrvlre ren
dered to the woiiu'ii working In
GorerniiK'iil factories through
the eMtnlillHliment of V. V. C A.
Foyer dee Alllcva (cluhrooms
. These foyers have been nn ex
cellent menns for bettering the
phylcl conditions and the mo
rale of our workers. They have
been constantly used by the wo
men workers, who hove found
there new elements of dignity
and social education.
I must thank you for bringing
litis to I'iinu, mid i hope that
T. W, C. A. work will not disap
pear with the wnr, but will be
carried ou In order to develop
the principles of social aolldar
Ity which It luis inspired.
(Signed) M. 1.0CCHER.
Minister of Arms and Muni
START HIM RIGHT
V I J M
ill II i l 1 1 U'Xi-.
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In action at Saling's hall.
Entertain Roumanian Ceunteaa at
American Shew in Franc.
Picture show are being put on in
France without cameras, scenery or
any of the necessary properties, eo
cording to report reaching the Na
tlonnl T. W. C. A. from a T. W. C. A.
mines' but in a Itote IIoHiiltnl.
Iluving no film or camera, th
i i'ii ! at liuoe decldtMl to put on a
living picture show and tnvlted a
group of nurso from a nearby hos
pital to be the audience. It waa a
fnl thriller, one of the wild and wool
ly west -variety, with bucking bron
chocs and wild ride on broom and
mo)' horw-e. ........... ...
Imfliclnallon mippliod the scenery,
with the exception of iliimrd. which
announced "the eun" when It wag sup.
Ked to be aliinkig or "cacti" when
the cow punchers rode ocroes the
detert. . '
Countpss Vacnrewn of Roumnnla,
who had been tnlklim to the nurse on
conditions In the (Jerman court at the
lime she was lady-in-waltlng to the
Q'teen of Iioumnnln, was the most an
preclutlve of all the gtieets.
MADE FROM SKIRTS
Rlue broadcloth skirta used for or
Hiinlzatlon InNlKtiia and plaid aummcr
drifiwt a reconstructed into window cun
tulim nre after war economies of tho
nine 1". W. C. A. secretaries In Arch
These secretaries have Just succeed
ed, In the face of food and cloth abort
nRee, In opening a V. W. C A. Hostess
House for Amerlcnn troops stationed
In Archangel, a town behind the allied
Hues. It was necessary to hunt up a
voile summer dress which one of th
aecretnrlea had discarded for heavy
winter clothe In onler to have cur
tains nt the windows. They live on
rea-ulntton army rations.
OREGON IIEWS NOTES CFGDML EiTEREST
Astoria and Clataop county r Its- which to" Improv th principal fetch
ing up aolldiy against th proposed waye of all part of th county. If
creation of th Port of Columbia. th county vote the bond th state
Hopgrower. of th Sheridan aectlon highway commission will appropriate
are algnlng contract for th hop crop more than half a million dollar to
for a tbreyear period at 15 cente. watch tha county ondlturM OS
W. W. Poland of Shedd waa elected Blajra. ,
prealdent of th Linn county, farm ' " ;
bureau In the annual meeting held In turng the war Mr. C Daniel.
Albany. - wife of a well known Pendleton farm
The cranberry growera of Clatsop ,r CWTte on eorrespoodeac with
county have decided to Increase the 9i different Cmatilla county boy In
amount of their acreage 20 per cent tB i doing., thla ah has
this year. written more than 1700 ' letter to
Student of Oregon Agricultural col- them. During the laat 12 month ahe
lege who are entirely or partially elf- nM written an even thousand letter
supporting form 77 per cent of the tni Mnt g3g packggee, Thla la proh-
atudent body. ably th record for correspondence
Th Victory Ro Festival will b Wtb soldier and aallor boya.
held In Portland Wednesday, Tbura- Tne tcrtary or the Interior ha
day and Friday, June 11, 12 and 13, it avlsed RepresenUtive Slnnott that
has been decided. there will be no nfore grating permit
Oregon's quota In the $(.000,000 iUUad for Indian lands Im GUllam
Victory drive, being conducted by the county, Oregon, for a long time. By
national committee of northern Bap- new regulations recently completed,
tist laymen, baa been fixed at $33,963. tna (ecretary says allotments In Oil
Work will start next week on a Ham county will soon be made to the
even-mile extension of the Shevlln- Klickitat Indiana which make the
Hlxon company'a logging railway near chance of leasing any of the land
Bend, the Improvement to coat $100,- for graxlng purpose quit Indefinite.
000. A three-days' Irrigation school waa
Te succeed W. B. Ayer, who resigned held la Grants Pats nnder direction of
from the soldiers' and sailor' relief County Agent C D. Thompson, with
commission. Governor Wltbycombe sp- eo fsrmers In attendance. Farmers
pointed Frederick W. Mulkey of Port- from the newly organised Gold Hill
land. Irrigation district and from other sec
Astoria was selected as the next tlons of ths county were given Initroc-'
meeting place and Charles Brown of Hon In the management of their soils
Astoria was elected president of the under Irrigation la a series Of lee
Oregon Retailers' association, which tures and demonatratlons by W. L.
held a successful three days' convea- Powers, of ths Oregon Agricultural
tlon In Salem, . college. '
The employment situation tn Port- . , ,
land la ateadlly Improving, according By the tcnnB of ,he postofflcea and
to the federal employ men bureau. Be- polltrods appropriation bin. as psssed
fore the middle of MarchTit la expect- by the ienat, Oregon receives federal
A J-U. will lu nekllaKtaa in akoArh thtk .. .
mi w m v w -
..iml..t th lciKni market
Ul i US 1U V a
Ta ut Ait, arrftnire the HflU of
events snd standard lte nilea for the
,.nn,l .nir1 ninii (nterschoiastle
1mA ..if f loM- moat- rielentee from
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T 1. ... . avi.1 T.rfapann eniliw-
Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson coun
ties met In Prlneville Saturday.
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With a total of six polnta In tta favor
a v.. a .mMBt- ha Ontirsa11li htfh
achool ha won the interschoiostic ao
bate championship of the west aide
Willamette district Beaverton U ace-
!d. with five points in Its favor.
Sheriff John W. Orr. of Polk courty.
seized a shipment of shout no not-
ties of whisky at Ballston, a UtUe
hamlet In the northern pan or me
county. The liquor waa packed In a
steel vault and waa shhtped from a
point In California.
jint In California.
Final hearing on me preposea .a-
orease in tetepnone race, u, or
approved by tne postmasier-genonu. u muH of . j,,
which were i to have ' cld,nt .re Included In th. report of
December 6. will be held before the todustrW ccldeBt
Oregon public servlco commission on 0. Dibbern wa
Monday. February 24. Portland ahlpyard accident.
Two hundred delegates, tsswata. Strati, met
tires of 140.000 employes of shipyards J , Norman Ram-
and allied industries met In PortUnd deU olea a. th. result of Injuries sus
.Mondsy when the Pacify coast metal Port.
trade workera convened for their an- FeoruarT 2J. A total of 805 ae,
nual aesslot The convenUon wIU Sported,
probably last about a week. .
Federal money secured on farm - ' ,,.M.i v.
loan, through the Bandon-Curry Coun- ; l'H
ty National Farm Loan association forwarded thia we by tho Hoed Rlv-
Sirtof ftVpait year totals $112,400. Apple Growers' awocUtion la a
IccordW to figures presented at the dtetrUmthm of ths return, on appl.
i -l. k.M tn The The co-operstlve sales organisation to -
annual meeting held in Bandoa. The naTdlBtrlbute, . net teUl of
Indus, W to growers for. the 1911 apple
.uppiy,ng - rzzTJ s
the French government with 22 car- JZ
loada of aa evaporated material for tl 5.000 tor the applo P'
oup. the WittenbVrg-Klng company of P dHur" J 'V T net
The Dalle, ahlpped it. last carload trawberrles will bring the. Mil net
Saturday. One-nalf of the big order business to mor .a $1,500000,
'tIZTX. of "me to take - ofth jg
. , , ..... M . . . jng crop movement. Is the aim ol Hob-
the Uyal "LBt?; ert E. Strahorn. who 1. building the
bermen. scheduled to be held at the ... ty, - ..
Bend Athletic club gymnasium. M St !,nk of
hers of the central labor council wait- th JT tJa into eentral
ed on directors of the club, protesting i. -JJi
. , , . , Oregon. Bonanza residents hsve agreea
against the use of the gymnasium for
that Purpose Th- w woS to the steel and
Ives f JJ Ugl0B operat. train aervlce. snd Mr. Stra.
I haatlle to union Interests. r A ... ,,
. . , . horn hopes to get th. project com-
Unless restrictive conditions lm- pleted this summer.
" posed by the United Statea railroad Senator Chamberlain has secured
administration are removed from the the passage through the aenate of Rep
manufacture of tiee practically all of reeentatlv. Sinnott'a bill revesting ti
the small mills of Oregon will be tie In the government to 93,000 acres
forced to suspend operation, according in Douglas and Coo counties, Oregon,
to the widespread opinion among oper- known aa the Coos Bay wagon road
ators. AJ least one has done so al- land grant. The bill baa passed the
ready, and othera are apt to follow house and will become a law on alg
wlthln a ahort time. It la predicted. ' nature from the president. The coun- -
March 4 haa been aet by the Una- tiea of Douglas snd Coos will profit
tllla county court as ths dste for a more than $1,200,000 In back tasrea
special election to vote upon the pro- and from the sale of the lands by th
posed bond issue for $1,050,000 with nnsiwre of this bill. ; '
aid for iiif owtyi man uu u-eorng
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year was $1,181,108, but the new bill
just psssed by tho senate increase
just yaiKii iff vi.w J"
,hat am0UIlt to n.s30,44-
One- million dollars worth of good
or MarloB tt)ea BOt ony
p0Mlb!e Dut 1 from the Intense
.fhn.. .nowB . Be,tlD
enthusiasm shown at a mass meeting
of r,presentatw, ro.d boosters from
of c,. ,nd ,Tery
. . count heJd
vh. meetlns: -nnanlmously
. faTorinr a tl.OW.m
. market-town- roads and
of getting: It before- the- people at a
special election as .soon as possible.
th. ,!. oF .e-
within the week and another