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WESTON, OREGON. FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 1919
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Prlnclpil Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
matlon of Cur Readers. -
V.r.at room, tod dwelling hou...
are at premium In Dallai.
Heed River poat of tha American
Legion wat formally launched with II
Tha Coo county teacher' Institute
we bald lu Nenh Band October 11,
14 and II.
(tut Rionay on deposit In lha bank
throughout Oregon on October I ag
gregated 1,I4T,I1I IT.
Tha building fund for tha nw Laua
anna hall at Willamette university
haa raachad aaartr 140.000. ,
Bumpier will vol on new charter,
embodying tha commission form of
government, on Iecmtr .
It la believed that the total pruna
production of Douglaa county for
lll will ba about 1.900,000 pound.
Thirty four pupil of Middle Orov
.aehool Id Marlon county aarnad a total
of 11100 during tha itinnir vacation.
Of 4000 achoola In tba aut of Ora
gon, ISO htv ban unable to open
thla fall on account of lack of Uachcr.
Tbomaa A. Drasflold. II year old,
one of Baker county' earliest settlers,
died at the borne of bla ton In Dakar.
Captain cf all ah I pa coming to
Portland boreerter will be antartalned
by the Portland Chamber of Com
merce. Plan of the Silver Lake Irrigation
j. . i . . a.o - . ... . " ...
m . A , .7 1 , It
(pitted to the stale engineer for ap
Marrtagea In Marlon county during
tba quarter ending October 1, out
numbered divorce practically three
Rev, William Rldgely Powell, on of
the oldeat clergymen In Oregon, died
at bla bom In Portland at tha age of
For tbe first Urn In aeven year,
Baker baa a city Isolation boapltal,
established to accommodate a cat of
Mitt Roaallnn Eapluoaa. gradual of
tha University of Colorado, It the new
professor of flpatilsli at the University
The Dalles district Columbia river
conference of Methodist Episcopal
ministers was hoW In Tho Dslle Mon
day and Tuesday.
Miss Anne Klisabetn Arnspiger, a
resident of Oregon since 11(3, died
at lb horn of her slater, Mrs. Mary
Rbodea In Tbe Dalles.
Multnomtb county road budget for
1920, as tentatively prepared by th
road department, calls for a total ap
propriation of $1,200,000.
Organisation of a county farm bu
reau waa effected at a meeting In
Klamath Fall or farmers from all sec
tions of Klamath county.
Eight Eugene dentist will care for
the teeth or 73 children In the Eugene
public school during the present
school yetr free of charge.
Demand were presented to the
board of education by tha teachera of
tba NortbBend achoola for an Increase
In aalarlaa of $20 'a month.
Pbyalcal examination of Umatilla
county school children la revealing
that tha majority are In need of medi
cal, optical or dental attention.
Plana for the enlargement of tha
fish hatchery on tbe north fork of the
Umpqua river baa been made by the
Oregon fish snd game commission.
Heavy frosts laat week killed plant
In the big tomato and potato field
around Dalle and damaged the ripen
Inn; fruit to the amount of teveral
With tba discharge from Good Sam
aritan hospital of Portland's first case
of Influent for tbe winter aeason, tha
olty la now without a single case of
tbe dresded dlsesso.
Wi D. DeVarney of Portland waa ap
pointed by Governor Olcott ma a mem
ber of the child welfare commission
to luoceed Fred Lockloy, also -of Port
land, who ha realgned.
The thirty-third grand encampment
of tbe Grand Commandery of the
Kdlghta Templar of Oregon met In
Eugene with 70 delegates from dif
ferent part of the atate,
Flv thousand boxes of tomatoes
from five tore of land at Dillard 1
th record mad by T. B. Evan at
Sou. The fruit brought a price of
more than 40 cents a box.
Curfew ordlnawt which require all
boy and girls under th age of 18
year to be off the streets by 9 P. M.
after October .will be strictly n-
forced bnroarini' In flaleiii.
A rotnrullte of flt of th Portland
liill ii (! i tniunt appeared bnfor
Mayor 4likir, with r-quet that there
be horlinntal Increase In salaries of
approximately 120 month.
The aeveniyflfib anniversary of lha
founding lha Oregon ( II y Congrega
ttonal church will be made (ha oeeu
alon for tha holding of tb 71st stale
eonfaranra of tha Congregational
rhurrhes of Oregon, a three-day e-
! WI Nov.mb.r 4.
Eleven parent of land, the property
of various member of the Indian col
ony on tha t'matllla reservation near
Pendleton, will ba offered for aale to
Ibe highest bidder on November :i.
laauauce of $800,000 In bond to fl
nance Irrigation of 21,000 acre of the
t.ange valley 10 mile east of Kit
math Ktll waa approved at a apodal
lactlon of taipayara of the district.
To tudy method of logging ud
In the central Oregon white pine bolt,
nearly HO member of tho Pacific
l.oailng enngreaa which held It tenth
annual aeaalon In Portland, visited
Hundred of centu enumerator
are wanted and the aupervlaort of
Oregon are wondering If they will e
rur enough to make the canvaaa.
Oregon will require about 160 enu
merators. Enough money waa taken In at the
atate fair at Salem over and above ex
pense to pay off the entire debt con
tracted for the. conatructlon of the
atadlum there and to leave over $10,
Mothera and father of Oregon boy
with the Amerlctn expeditionary
forcet In Siberia may expect their
aona home In abort time, the war
detriment ha. advised Ben S. Planer
tone home In abort time, the war
Clatsop post, American legion, Is
msklng good progress In Its campaign
to Induce Astoria business men to
withdraw their patronage from tha
Toverl, tbe Finnish dally, accused of
A nurse whoa duty It will ba to
visit the homes of children who are
absent on account of lllneaa and to
upervlae health In general In the
achoola of Eugene la to be employed
by tho board of education.
Paid-up membera of tbe American
Legion In the tal of Oregon number
9002. according lo the report which
I'rescott W. Cooklngham. state treas
urer, was authorltnd to forward to na
tional headquartera of tho Legion.
After thoy bad boon made by 10
ex-aervlce men to klsa the American
flag, the eight I. W. W. member who
wore held In the Baker count Jail
pending action by tba authorities, left
Baker quietly upon being requested
to do so by the police.
Following a reorganisation of the
board of directors of tho Central Ore-
gon Irrigation district, George Moore
becomes president of the district, and
an order haa boon Issued for a bond
election on November 26 to vote on
bonds amounting to $240,000.
That tho present basic price for
wheat I fully Justified by the condi
tion of tho world market and the
dearth of world production was the
declaration In Portland of Julius H.
Barnes, federal grain director, In an
address before tbe chamber of com
merce. A klsslosa . wlnterl This 1 tha
edict of tho Portland municipal bu
reau of hoalth. "Ding bust It," com
mented Health Officer Parrlsh, with
professional dignity. "I know this it
going to mako me one of the most un- , .,
popular partlea in th little -eld atate. Washington -The coal strike Nov
but it can't b helped. Influent ta ember 1 la expected to paralyse the
, responsibly" . country Industries.
Th resignation of W. L. Thompson
aa a member or tlte state highway
commission became effective October
15, Mr. Thompson having made this
request in a letter to Governor QlcotL
J, N. Burgess, of Pendleton, began hi
dutle afbjMr. Thompson' successor
on that date.
Since the organisation of a atate
highway department In 1914 there has
been expended and contracted for up
to date the aum of $21,071,660.97 oi
atate and federal funds. To ,llls It to
be added approximately $2,000,000 of
county fund expended under the su
perintendence of the state highway
Tn veara in the slit penitentiary
for stealing an autonfoblle was the sen
tence banded out to Walter Willie oy
Judge Galena of Portland. Rnd th
same Judge sentenced Joo Gonla to
five years In the samo Institution for
'the same offense. Judge Gatens has
publicly announced that no mercy may
be expected by automobile thieve in
To the Roosevelt Memorial Aiutrlatlon,
Hoy W, Itllncr, County Chairman,
I hrrewlth auhsrrihe the sum of
to the Itooacrtir Mrxosut Krxo.
Adders ..... -
The flxne amount li Inclosed
An-oHlnr In th plan Boonetelt Memorial AaaoH.lkiB. I Ik Rnoamlt
Memorial rutt nl ,wi.mm uloht utill-4 In erert a National Mnnumrnl la
W anhlnalon. t. r.i lo afiiu're el maintain puhlle purl! al o.lrr Bar, V
ami Uimalelr lo liv-ltid eaamnr lllll. Itw Kwrll Nome, Ikvrem. lo be
trrwtr.l like M'Hiel Verenn awl Murom's lmm al rfirliMi'M : and la fiw
a National Sodrtr rprtuat principles and Meal of Throrfora RooaeveK.
F.arh contributor to ll fund will
R.viavTrll Memorial Aawialion. A
rltoul rontributln to th fu4-
lha nama of wrry eontribulor will be
In IM hatlOBal MonuaMOt to ba ataclrd
SPEEDY ACTION ON
-TREATY IS PLANNED
Waiblngtoo. Imminence of another
teat of (trengtb In tbe aenato contro
versy over the German peace treaty
ovenoppeq m iniorr.i ...u m.u.
HI matter, likely to com. before con-
overtopped In Intareit and Importance
greaa this week. Leader In the treaty
fight regard a vote on the Shantung
amendments to tbe pact late thla week
as aiwured and hope that within ten
day all other amendment can be dis
Followlug disposal of the Shantung
amendments, sensto leaders plan to
take up the "tlx to one" amendment.,
of Senator Johnson of California.
By the time amendment to tho
treaty are disposed of and reserve
tiona coma up for action, democratic
loader hope President Wilson will
have recovered ufflclcntly to silo
uie nouimg oi comorencoa.
The bulk of the democrats still are
declared by party, leaders to be solidly
against the republican reservation pro
gram, while continued progress toward
complete agreement of the republicans
on the reservation Is reported,
The bouse will consider compare-
tlvcly minor measures this week, In-
eluding disposition of the bill for vo-
rational education of persons Injured
In Industry and that to establish a
federal budget system.
PROFITEERING BILL PASSED
Congress Hits at Hoarding and Ex
tends Food Control Act.
Washington. Senate and house
adopted tho conference report on
amendments extending the food con
trol act to Include clothing and food
containers and providing punishment
for profiteering and hoarding.
The bill now goes to the president,
who asked for this legislation as a
weapon against the high cost of living.
Hoarding and profiteering under tbe
act are punishable by two years' Im
prisonment and $5000 fine.
ree a rertlSrate of m. mSrnhin
rriliflral will a too be prnrnted to
placed on lha lltt of aaa
al Wathtuftoo, l. C
MAYNARD WINS FIRST
LAP IN BIG AIR RACE
New York. Lieutenant B. W. May
nard. the "flying parson." won the
first coast-to-coast leg of the army air
race, It waa announced by officials of
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the American Flying dub which .a-
slated the army In tbe conduct of the
His actual Hying time for the 2701
mtlea from Mineola, N. Y., to San
Francisco was 24 hours 69 minute and
4m aeconda, aa unofficially reported
aa the flight time.
While Lieutenant Emit Kiel touched
the ground t Roosevelt field 20 sec
onds before Msjor Carl Spatt In the
dash from west to east. Major Spats,
was credited with second honors, hav
ing left San Francisco three minute
behind Lieutenant Kiel.
K0LCHAK DEMAND ALLOWED
Ruaaiana to Get War Material Cap
tured by German.
Paris. The supreme council haa ac
cepted in principlo a demand present
ed on behalf of Admiral Kolohak and
General Deulktne, asking lbat Russian
war material captured by the German
army during the war should b turned
over to them for the use of their ar
mies. Tbe Interallied commission of
control In Germany will supervise the
execution of the measure.
The council further approved a re
port regarding the formation of an
International commission sitting at
Berlin, which will have charge of the
Interests of Russian prisoners still in
Prohibition Enforcement Law Paased.
Washington. Enactment of the pro
hibition enforcement bill was complet
ed by congress with the house adopt
ing the conforence report, already
agreed to by the senate, and sending
the measure to the president for ap
proval. Preceding the house approval
of tha report by a vote of 321 to 70,
vain effort was made to send it back
to conference with instructions to
eliminate a section permitting state
authorities to Issue search warrants.
Al Whil . Point Po. HopeDk?
y Nf AL McNIAL.
Haa human endurance any llmltt
At Just what level of poverty, of
fering, bnnger and disease doe th
laat flicker of hope fade out In th hu
man breast and merciful Death bring
Certain It 1 that hnmaa beings bare
In th past survived day, weeks, even
months, of .l.lmllevsble physical tor
ture and mental anguish and, surviv
ing, have returned again to normal.
It I equally certain that all previous
record of what human beings ran en
dure and yet live have been broken by
the experience of th 0,000,000 Jew -lh
men, women and children In East
ern Europe during tb four year Just
Now that rellrf worker have pene
trated Into the affected portions of the
Old World, the full story of European
Jewry' four ears of horror I coming
K light. The majority of the Jew
abroad, according to report now In th
possession of the American Jewish Re
lief Committee, have lost tbeir homes,
their possessions, their health, on or
more member of their fnmllleo have
been bereft, In fact, of everything that
nmkes life worth the living. In hun
dreds of thousand of case these un
fortunates areso deadened by their
endless misery" that they have all but
lost tbe desire for life Itself: The
Jewish population of whole district
ba not known full meal in years,
while there re almost 1,000,000 chil
dren alono who have either forgotten
or have never known what milk taste
like. Aa result all tbe diseases at
(milant npon sts nation and lowered
vitality are raging.
"It la difficult to believe," write Dr.
Boris D. Bogen, executive director of
Jewish relief work In Poland, "that
humanity can endure suffering to such
an extent as Is found here. The situa
tion Is so depressing that I think it
miraculous people still continue to
live. Tbe number of homeless cbiluVea
seen on tbe streets Is appalling.
. "The aiuouut of food is very limited.
and, practically sieaklng, none la to
be bought In tbe open market It Is
remarkable that the people still con
tinue their schools for educating Hie
children according to ancient Jewish
custom, and In this respect do not lose
Tbe above Is typical of tbe accounts
of the plight of the Jews In Europe
that are received at tbe American Jew
ish Relief Committee headquarter at
15 East Fortieth street. New York.
These reports furnish the answer to
the question as to bow much human
beings can suffer and still live. The
present condition of the Jewish peo
ple abroad, according to all the Infor
mation available, Is tbe last word In
human suffering and tbe utter limit
of human endurance. '
Relief Work Must Go On
New York. Private charitable and
relief organizations must now take
over the work of feeillnir and succor
ing the poor of Eastern Europe, which
was formerly done by the American
Relief Administration, Herbert Hoover
asserted in Paris just before his re
turn to this country, according to a
dispatch from the New York Times'
foreign correspondent Outside help
Is imperative, be stated, especially in
feeding and clothing the 3,000,000 to
4,000,000 children In Europe whose
health and strength are being danger
ously undermined by long malnutrition.
The work of feeding these children
Mr. Hoover considers the most lmpor-
taut single thing yet to be done. Of
the total number of children affected
about 1,000,000 are Jewish. Of this
number at least 100.000 are orphans,
according to information In the hands
of the American Jewish Relief Com
niltee, and most of these youngsters
have uo home save the streets of Pol
ish cities. A Inte report from Dr. Boris
Bogen, executive director for the Joint
Distribution Committee of Jewish re
lief funds In Polaffli, states that 875,
000 Jewish children In that country
are now being fed dally by his agency.
Careful estimates based on a partial
census show that more than twice this
number f Jewish children must be
cared for. It Is for purposes of ex
panding this work to care for all these
needy youngsters that the American
Jewlth Relief Committee is seeking a
fund of ?3,0O0,0 this year.
Without widespread and adequate
help from charitable and relief organ
isations, according to Mr. Hoover's. In
formation, literally tens of thousands
of these liuls and lassies will not sur
vive tlie comius wluter.
After a heated contest in which the
relative merits of La Grande and Pen
dleton were at Issue, delegates from
La Grande at tbe state federation of
labor convention in Bend Von the se
lection as the 1920 convention city.
Tbe convention deiegatea voiced their
disapproval by a vote of 61 to 27 of a
resolution to petition President Wil
son for the immediate release of all
individuals imprisoned under the es
(jgjJQ JQ RQQyfY :
FOR VlLSOtl SLG'.V
Physicians Seem Satisfied
. With Profjress the Presl- k
dent Is Making.
Washington. WhUe President Wil
son I believed by hi physician t be
on the road to recovery, th process
will be alow and tedlou. Th presi
dent. It was reiterated at tb White
Hons, must resign himself to strict
observance of th phyaiciana' orders
to pot aside all thought of his office
while convalescing and remain in bed
until danger of a relapse has passed.
Rear-Admiral Grayson, th presi
dent's personal physician, and th phy
aiciana he called In, continue to eon
fine themseve to terse bulletin twice
a day. That they are satisfied with
tha progress their patient is making
Is apparent from the spirit of optimism
that pervades the White House, and
the resentment with which various
rumor as to the president's "real"
condition are met by While Moos of
ficial. Dr. Grayson and tb other physi
cian have adopted a policy of "stand
ing pat" on their bulletins and will
not even comment on the daily crop
of rumors concerning tbe president
' that spring up over night
Th physician' announcement waa
not taken to mean that Mr. Wilson
would be prohibited from sitting up la
bed, and it waa considered entirely
possible that h might be permitted
to sign a few Important bill and or
ders each day as hi progress coa
tlnues. Discussion of rumor that Wilson
will be 111 so long it will be necessary
to have his work delegated to some
one else, probably the vice president,
at least temporarily, waa one of the
principal topics of conversation aroond
the government building. Many be
lieved that If th president' case
war as aerloos as ttaX kta physician
would take the initiative In Informing
the country of it Instead of letting
things run along until the question is
opened up In congress.
Bomb Plot Suspect Arrested
Chicago. Federal authorities at
Gary, Ind., where military control was
established by MaJor-General Leonard
Wood after the' situation growing out
of the strike of steel-workers became
too threatening for state authorities
to handle, have arrested the alleged
maker of the bomb exploded on the
night of June 3 last in tbe doorway of
the home of A. Mitchell Palmer, Uni
ted States attorney-general at Wash
ington, and have obtained evidence
clearing up the terrorist bomb plots
of May day and June 2, according to
authoritative Information here.
Evidence also has been obtained, it
was said, that revealed the entire ter
rorist organisation responsible for at
tempt against the Uves of law-enforcement
officers throughout the country,
who had been active in the arrest
and prosecution of radicals.
. Secret service men announced also
that they had uncovered a plot to
assassinate the mayor of Gary, dis
covered great store of dynamite near
Gary, and traced the printing of red
circulars to Indianapolis. They said
they had arrested the man who blew
up an entrance of the Chicago post
office a year ago.
Since the 1600 soldiers of th fourth
and sixth divisions took control of
Gary Investigations have been shroud
ed In secrecy. There have been many
arrests made and a strong stockade
was built to keep the prisoner in. ;
Seattle Woman' Death Investigated.
Seattle, Wash. Walter P. Miller is
held in th oounty Jail on an open
charge, while the prosecuting attor
ney's office la investigating the cir
cumstances surrounding the death of.
hit wife, Mrs. a "Elinor Miller, di
vorced wife of Mayor George Baker
of Portland, who drowned In Lake
Washington shortly after noon Mon
day. Miller, who is a photographer
and former deputy sheriff, inststa on
Council of Japan Acta on Treaty.
Tokto. The privy council ha ap
proved the peace treaty and submit
ted it to the emperor for his ratifica
tion. The privy council is an advis
ory body consulted by the emperor on
important matter of state. Ratifica
tion of th treaty by rh Pr- -liament
has not been effected yet.