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WESTON, OREGON. FRIDAY. MAY 23, 1919
OREGON HEWS NOTES
.Principal Events of the Wee
. , Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
The Ut carload of apples of the
Hood River orop of It'll bee been
Hit eltlseae of Woodburo have do
rated tlOOO with which to celebrate
the fourth of July Id thai city.
The twentieth biennial convention Ol
the grand court of Orion, Foresters
of America, met la Portland Tuesdsy.
Twanty-tbree law etudenta. Includ--
la( fir women, will tako tbo stale
bar examination la Balem on My tl.
Tbo Santlam Plan and Oama Pro
tective association baa nado plane to
aook a tUta game farm for tbo Lob
Tbo appla crop of Lano county tbla
year will ba ton Umoa h groat aa laat
roar, predtcte C C Stewart county
Flro at tbo plant of tbo University
Park ablatio Bill la Portland deetroy.
d fear blloa and 1,000,090 ehlnglee,
causlag a loaa of 110,000.
. Cold wtatbor aiuodlng Into tbo lato
aprlai baa mada tba grailag sesson en
tbo reagee near Bond tbroo wtoka later
tbaa tba average tbli year.
, Tba Merabrteld lodca of Elba bta
decided tba aroet a building oa a lot
recently purchased and will oipond
about JM.000 oa tbo structure. ,
Tbo Lebanon Canning company baa
concluded controcta with Baatlam
farmora for tba growing of 1300 tons
or aquashsi for next fall delivery.
, Tbo Madras Rod and Oun club baa
. aot Sunday, May it, aa the date for
,ita annual "fleh fry." wbtch will be
. held at Vanora on tba Deschutes river.
Superintendent Patera of tbo Klaie-
kaalae river hatchery reports tbo plant
baa appreitmataly 7.000.000 young eal
: awn that will aooo be taraed lato tba
. Oelegatea from all over Oregon aad
from many porta of tbo United 8tatea
met la Corvallla to attend a tbroo
day eeealoa of tbo Oregon Bute Bun
, day School ueoclatlon.
, Tbo Lebanon mohair pool of aooo
pounds sold at auction to M. Benders
Co. of Albany at 14 cent. Tbls Is
tbo blgbest price paid for any pool of
mobalr aold tbla season.
- Damages estimated at several thou
and dollars waa caused at Echo, wben
.m section of the Purnlsh Irrigation
ditch broke at a point where the flume
crosses the railroad track.
Native oysters of Ysqulna bsy,
usually sold aa Olympta oysters else
where, have Inereaaed greatly la the
past two years, according to George
Lewis, leader of tbo Newport oyster
Men. - A new tree blight which has recently
made Its appearance In prune orchards
of the MUton district la causing grow,
ore apprehension. Bo far bo method
fcaa been discovered to combat Its rar-
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Mrs. Leola Lorlng. former poatmla
treee at 8hanlko, was sentenced la tba
federal court to pay a floe of $400 on
her previous plea of guilty to a charge
of having cmbenled funds of her of
Tha V. 8. government dredge Oregon
baa completed Ha work In Ysqulna Bay
and will leave for Cool Bay. There
la bow a 10-foot channel to Toledo at
low tide and about II feet at tygti
Machinery for the crushing and e
pbaltum plant ti being assembled neat
MoMlnnrille, preparatory to beginning
the work of hard-surfacing light miles
of road between McMlnnvllia and Bel
levuo. " Satisfactory progress Is being mada
la tha construction of tha Elgtn-Mlnam
post road, with Indications that Jhe
project will be finished this season.
i Tba road covera a dletanca of nine
and one-quarter miles.
'A larger acreage of rye has been
planted In Lane county this year than
ever before and people who are rale
lag the cereal are anthuslastio over
Its value, according to N. S. ftobb,
county agricultural agent
Tha Benson Lumber company li to
-ship three rafts of logs to Ban Diego
this summer. Two of the rafts have
ibeen completed at the company's plant
At Wallace slough and the first one
- -will leave for the south about June
30. - ....
Orders have been given by Colonel
Milton Davis of the military air serv
ice for the alrplance which are to
exhibit at tbo Rose festival In Portland
to divide Into squadrons at the close
ef the festival and visit severs! towns
Prospects for further reductions In
might rates on uml, gravel and
crushed rock to be used In mail build
ing la Oregon, Involving a saving of
large sums of money to the state and
the several counties engsged In high
way construction, are held out In a
message received by Chairman Buch-'
tel of the ststa public service commis
sion from Mai I'helan, director of
traffic with tba United Btatea railroad
The first full cargo of wheat evei
'shipped foreign from the port of As
ttorla terminals will leave In about I
week. The shipment Is to consist o
1000 tons of sarked grain that Is no
! stored In the port wsrehouse and It It
; to go to Europe.
; As an added Inducement to tba siati
to buy the HedUloh farm of 48 arret
, northeast of Eugene for a game farm
the Rnnham Irrigation company ol
Eugene has offered to furnish all wstei
'for Irrigation and domestic purpose
oa the place free.
rourtb-elasa postmasters In Oregot
have been appointed recently as fol
lows: Canary, Lano county, Alice C
Nuto; Vlstltlas, Lake county, Gilbert
Lapbsm; Oateway, Jefferson county
John E. Daly; Idanha. Marlon county
Edgar S. Walters.
, Springfield will have a throe days 1
celebration, June II. 11 and 14. to 4i
known as an "Irrigation Jubilee." ob
serving the Inauguration of the flrsl
Irrigation project la the upper W1I
lametto valley, that of the Benham
: Following meetlnga at Portland ol
lumber manufacturers of the north
west within the last few days, aa ad
vance of IS a thousand feet waa an
nounced la tba prices of fir and hem
lock lumber. Tbla makes a total ad
vance of II a thousand within the last
The Puyallup aad 8umner Fruit
Growers' association of which W. ft
Paulhamua of Puyallup, leading fruit
eanner aad ahlpper Of the northwest,
la manager, baa secured an option on i
half block in Albany! business dis
trict for the purpose or Installing a
Forest road grading projects, In the
construction of which tba government
eo-opcraiea with the atate, have been
approved by the United States depart
ment of agriculture, according to In
formation received at the office of the
state highway commission. The total
cost la estimated at $70.050.f
Tha government haa decided to hold
a public auction aalo of approximate
ly 1,000,000 pounds of fina and fine
medium and 750,000 pounds one-balf
blood and lower, Oregon, Washington
and Idaho wools, also approximately
600,000 pounds of California wools of
all claases, ssles to take place at
Portland Tuesdsy, June 10.
Six hundred and twenty-two acci
dents were reported to the state In
dustrial accident commission for the
past week, Of this number four re
sulted la fatalities, aa follows: Carllk
Martlk, construction work, Riverside;
Tom Whltlngton, logging, Corvallls;
Oeorga Prlcbard. logging, Corvallls;
Mark Mercep, logging, Deer Island.
The first of a proposed serlee of
farmers' conventions was held at As
toria, wben scores of farmers from the
various sections of ths lower river
district mot is the guests of merchsnts
of the city. The special object of the
gathering was to promote Interest In
berry growing with a view of supply
ing a large berry cannery that li
A total annual license tag of $300,
000 may reasonably ba expected from
tha sale of gasotlna and distillate In
Oregon, according to estimates which
hav been made by Sam A. Koser,
deputy secretary of state, as base.)
on ths tax paid by oil concerns since
tha gasoline lioensa tax bill became
effective February 20. The money re
ceived is taxes so far amounts to
The Bag section of tha Baker-Cornucopia
highway has been approved by
tha Portland office of tha United '
States bureau of public roads, accord
ing to notice received by the stats
highway commission. Bids for work
on the project will ba opened at a
meeting of tha commission Juno 10.
at which tlmi the .commission will
also open bids on the Hubbard Creek
Brush Creek highway in Curry count.
Dev. Lister Tsksq to Seattle Hospital.!
Seattle. Governor Ernest Lister,
who has been ill tor several months, j
was brought to Seattle for treatment. '
Arrangements nave been mada at a(
local hospital whereby accomraoda- j
lions will be given the governor on the;
first floor. '
Uncle Sam Sets.a Good Example
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VltvV Of . CAPITOL DURINO PAINTINQ.
The dome of the United States Capitol at Washington Is kept In excel
lent condition by pnlntlng It every fow years. For this work forty painters
are steadily employed for three months' time. Over Ave thousand gallons of
paint are required for one cost The n-eerm for paiotlng Uie Capitol dome at
regular Intervals la to prevent dlslntesmtlon of metallic surface. .
PLANE-REACHES AIORES ALLIED TROOPS IN SMYRNA
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Washington. The United .States
naval seaplane NC-4. one of the thn
American naval seaplanes which set
out from Newfoundland In thn first
attempt at a flight arrons thn At
lantic ocean, arrived safely at llona.
In the Island of Fayai, Asorra group,
after a flight of approximately 1260
mllea from Trepassey, N K. The
distance waa covered la remarkably
The time for the flight was 1.1 hours
and It minutes, and the aman speed
wsa approximately 10 ml lis an hour.
The performance of the plane was all
the more satisfactory to officio hf-re
because of the fact that she suffered a
series of mishaps on her voysen from
Rockaway Beach, U 1, to Trcpasecy
The NC-1. Lieutenant-Commander
Patrick N. L. Bellinger's ship, was
forced to descend to the surface or the
ocean Just northeast or Flores Island,
Aiores. after becoming lost In the fou.
Rear-Admiral Jackson, aboard tha
U. S. 8. Melville at Fonta del Gada,
Axoree, cabled the navy department
that the crew of the seaplane NC-1 was
safe on board tha cruiser Columbia at
After weathering a 60-mlla gale and
heavy sens, the missing seaplane NC-3.
flagship of tha American naval trans
Atlantic flight squadron, entered
Ponta del Gada harbor under her own
power nearly 60 hours from the time
he waa forced down by fog when al
most In light of the Aiores.
TERMS CASH-At Lesder shop.
Mastering English Words
RENCH PACTOrTV GIRl.4 LtAftrel ENGLISH IN A CLASS.
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Paris. AllledJorces were landed at
Smyrna, according to advices from the
near east, where mllltsry moves are
' being made In anticipation of the mak
ing of peace with Turkey.
The occupation of Smyrna Is prelim
inary to the establishment of manda
tories throughout European and Asia
tic Turkey, virtually terminating the
existence of Turkey as an empire. The
aultan of Turkey is expected to estab
lish a smalt xone around Brusani. SO
miles southeast of Constantinople, as
his cspltaLs .
The council of four. It Is said, has
agreed that Great Britain shall be the
mandatory tor Mesopotamia and Pa
lestine; France for Syria and Cillcla;
Italy for Adalia. and the United States
for Armenia. The acceptance by the
American government of the mandate
for Armenia Is being urged by Great
Britain and France. Any mandate ac
cepted by the United States delegates
will bsve to he approved by congress.
Italy haa relinquished her claims to
the Dodocaneea Islands, oft the Asia
, Minor coast, In favor of Greece. This
ends one of the most acute controver
sies before the peace conference.
The peace conference, while waiting
for Germany to decide on her attitude
toward the peace terms, rapidly la
completing the treaties for Germany's
former allies and is smoothing out tha
differences between the allied and as
The Y. M. C. A. drive for 4500 will
ba opened Monday, June 2, in Uma
tilla county. ,
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ANTIQUITY OF PAINTING
Whether paint wsa Invented In an
awer to a neel for a preservative or to
meet a desire for beauty Is a question
fully as knotty ss the ancient one shoot
the relative time of arrival of the
chicken or the egg. It wes Invented,
though, and It serves both purposes
equally ; ao whether It Is an offspring
of mother necessity or ao adopted son
of beauty remains forever a disputed
The first men, cowering onder the
neree and glaring suns of the biblical
countries, constructed rude hots of
WwmJ to shelter tliera. The perleliable
nature of these structures caused mpld
decay, and it Is probable that the oc
cupants, seeking some artificial means
of preservation, hit noon the pigments
of the earth in their search. It la per
hups natural to suppose that It whs
the Instinct of preservation thsl led
men to the search, although the glories
of the sunst-ts snd the beaotl of the
rainbow may hsve created a desire to
Imitate those wonders In their own
The earliest record of the applies
Hon of a preservative to a wooden
structure dates from the ark, which
was, according to the Bible, "pitched
within and without" The pitch wns a
triumph of preservation whatever It
larked as a thing of beauty.
Decoration applied to buildings first
comes to light with ancient Babylon,
whose walla were covered with repre
sentations of bunting scenes and of
romhst These were done In red and
the method followed wss to paint the
scene on the bricks at the time' of
manufacture, assuring permanence by
baking. Strictly speaking, this waa
not painting ao much as It was the
earliest manifestation of our own fa
The first Hebrew to mention pnlnt
lng Is Uosea. In the thirty-third chap
ter of the book of Numbers he In
structs the Israelites, "Wben ye have
passed over the Jordan Into the land
ot Canaan, then shall ye drive oat all
the Inhabitants of the land from be
fore yon and destroy all their pic
At later periods the Jewa adopted
many customs of the peoples who sue
cesstrely obtained power over them
and In the apocryphal book of the
Maccabees la found this allusion to
the art of decorating, "For as the mas
ter, builder of a new bouse must care
for the whole building, but. ha that
undertaketh to set It out and paint It,
must seek out things for the adorning
Although Homer glvea credit to a
Greek for the discovery of point, Jhe
allusions to It In the books of Moses,
the piiinted mummy cases of the Egyp
tians snd the decorated walls of Baby
lon and Thebes fix Its origin at a
period long antecedent to the Grecian
era. The walla of Thebes were paint
ed 1,000 years before the coming of
Christ and 908 years before 'Omer
smote his bloomln' lyre."
The Greeks recognlxed the value of
paint as a preservative and made use
ot something aktn to It on their ships,
I'llny writes of the mode of bolllnj
wax and painting ships with It, after
which, he continues, "neither the aea,
nor the wind, nor the aun can destroy
the wood thus protected."
The Romans, being essentially a
warlike people, never brought the dec
oration of bulldlnps to the high plane
It had reached with the Greeks. For
all that the ruins of Pompeii show
jnany structures whose mural decor
ttons are In fair shape today. The
colors used were glaring. A black
background was the usual one and the
combinations worked thereon red, yel
low and blue.
In the early Christian era the use of
mosaics for churches aomewhat sup
planted mural painting. Still, during
the reign of Justinian the Church or
Saint Sophia was built at Constantino
ple and tta walls were adorned with
In modern times the uses of paint
have come to be as numerous as tta
' myriad shades and tints. Pnlnt Is
unique In that Its name jhs no syno
nym and for It there Is no substitute
material. Bread Is the stuff of life, but
paint la the life of the staff.
. No one thinks of the jxtertor of a
wooilen building now except In terms
of paint coated. Interiors, too, from
painted walls and stained furniture
down to the lowliest kitchen ' utensil,
all receive their protective revering.
Steel, so often associated with cement
re-enforetng. Is .minted before It r
to give solidity to the manufactured
atone. The hnpe girders of the sky
acrapera are daubed an ugly hut eU
clent red underneath the sjrfvce cont
of black. . Perhaps the hest example
of the value of paint on steel Is found
In the venerable Brooklyn brtle, oa
which a gang of painters la kejit go
ing continually, tt Ir senree possible
to think of a single manufactured ar
ticle which does not meet paint some
where In tin. course of Its construc
tion. So has paint grown luto the
very marrow of our Uvea.
At Berlin, 100,000 Independent So
cialtata staged g demonstration for im
SPECIAL SESSIB!! OF
Republicans Are In Control of
Both the New House '
Washington. The sixty-sixth eon
gresa assembled in extraordinary eva
sion Monday at the call ef President
Wilson, ror the first time la eight
years the republicans controlled .the
organization of both house and senate.
The republicans have a majority of
two In the senate aad 40 la the boose.
Senator Cummiaa of Iowa, was
selected by the republicans aa presi
dent pro tem of fUe senate. , Repre
sentative Clllette of Maasachnseta was
elected speaker of the bouse aad Re
presentative Mondell of Wyoming re
publican floor leader. The bouse
democrats named former Speaker
Champ Clark aa their floor leader.
The new congTeae wilt be called upon
to handle much Important legislation.
The peace treaty, which Include the
League of Nations, will come before
the senate for ratification: and this
congress will be called upon to die
pose of the railroads, formulate a
permanent ahipping policy and In
augurate a land policy which will pro
vide employment and homes for the
men who served their country.
Consider Appropriation Bills First
Congress expects to torn Its atten
tion Immediately to the seven regular
appropriation bills. Including the large
army and navy measures, which died
In the republican filibuster last March.
Passage ot these bill will be followed
by consideration of revenue, railroad,
ablpptng, woman suffrage, prohibition
and other legislation.
The peace treaty la expected to be
submitted next month by President
Wilson In person. Ratification of the
treaty. Including the league of nations,
promises to develop Into one of the
most dramatic and hard-fought con
testa in congressional history.
, Addresses on peace subjects are ex
pected to begin soon In the senate.
Numerous Investigations are planned
by the republicans, principally Into ad
ministrative acta doting the war.
Many committees. It la expected, aoon
will be busy delving Into affairs ot
President Wilson's message, cabled
from Parla, waa scheduled for delivery
The message deals entirely with do-:
mestic questions. ;
. Few leaders expect the aesaton to end
before the regular December session,
which. It Is believed, will continue
until the national party convention,
and possibly be resumed Immediately
thereafter to continue until the lato
fall ot 1920.
President Recommends Measures i
Regretting his Inability to be pres
ent and his lack of familiarity with
domestic conditions, owing, to the
"duty" which keeps him at the peace
conference, the president In making
hia recommendations declared he must
Of necessity deal "only la general i
terms." However, he specifically told
congress that he will return the tele-;
graph and telephone lines aa soon u
the- transfer can bo arranged without (
confusion, and the railroads, he said,;
will bo handed over to the owners at
tha end of the calendar year.
Demobilisation of tha army, the j
president says, baa reached a point j
where the ban on Intoxicants can bej
removed. Insofar at least aa It per-i
talna to wines and been.
Tax Revision Urged.
The president advises against any
"general" revision ot import duties,
but counsels protection tor tha new
American dye industry. j
Ha nrgea revision ot taxes ao that '
tha Income tax, excess profits tax and t
the estate tax can bo made to "yield .
constant and adequate returns, and
yet not constitute a too grievous bur
Sen upon tha taxpayer."
He urges repeal of many "minor
taxes" Including "the nxcltea upon va-
rloua manufacturers and the taxes up-i
Dn retail sales." I
The president would maintain thej
Cnlted States employment service, co
ordinate tha various agencies for con-1
dilation and adjustment, create a new j
tgency to act as a clearing house for!
ideaa to Improve industrial conditions, j
ind reclaim western lands In order to;
help out the general prograntof mak-j
Ing things better for those working,
ind wanting work,
Tha president does not touch uponj
his work in Paris except to say that It'
would ba premature to discuss it until;
he could presently lay tha whole mat-;
ter before co&gresa In complete form..