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WESTON, OREGON, .FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 1'j2
OREGON NEWS NOTES
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Th carrier delivery system for mull
will b etarted la Bend on April 1.
t Major Jaime Hrure, Indian war vet
ran and plonr of Oregon. U deed
MrMlnnvllle, at the aga of 93 yare.
Christmas lultiraa In Rug'tir this
season exrdd that of laat )ar by
100 per cent,
A fnM famlna baa ben averted In
Hood Klw and wood and real ar
fairly plentiful at the present lm.
For the Improvement of t ti rosst
guard aervice at Hluslaw. a 5 foot mo
tor boat haa been shipped to that polm,
Tbe annual Inter meeting of th
Oregon Jersey Cattle rlub waa held at
Oregon Agricultural college. December
Oregon baa au approximate total of
MI.7S arrca In Irrigated landa, ac
cording to Perry A. Cupper, atata en
gineer. Albany rotra, it to SO. bava ap
proved an Inrreu'd levy for school
purposes on tha lilt Us roll of Linn
Charlca llolatrom, for more than 20
yar night watchman at tbe atata rap
Hot died after an llltieae of about nlua
Tha Hood Wver rounty court baa
adopfd a budget that will raise a tax
of llsl.lM SI. nearly 130.000 nioretba.i
Cre will begin work on the Hood
Rlver-Mosler etreteb of tha Columbia
river highway aa soon aa th anow
ftob-rt N. Staufleld and Whitney
Do loo, both of 1'ortland. were reap
pointed members of tha Oregon land
Rngloeer n, K. Jonra haa complete-!
bin aurvey (or tha proposed Monmouth
gravity water eyateni. whlrh It la estl
mated will cost ts,000.
; Over ISO.000 for produce and labor
waa paid out by the Cottage Grove
ran nary during tba 1010 aeaaon. The
total park waa 110 tone.
Salem automobile dealera have o
ganUed and plana art being mad for
ahow to bo given by the organltatlon
on February 10. 10 and 11.
Kugena will hold A apeclal election
for tba purpote of voting $75,00" bonda
to furnlah funda for an aviation field
and additional fire apparatus
The CottK Orova grange haa Join
ed the Commercial rlub In going on
record aa oppoaed to the propoaed leaua
of 11,000,000 In rounty road bond.
K. O. Warner of Pendleton waa ap
pointed by Governor Oleott aa a mem
ber of the atato livestock aanltary
board to auccoed tha lata J. N. Bur
ies. There waa one fatality due to acci
dent In Oregon during the week end
ing December 1. The victim waa
Swan N. Swanaon, construction work
er of Buxton.
Thirty Filipinos, representing tha
Filipino atudent body In Salem, Phllo
math and Corvallla. assembled at 8a
lera December 30 to celebrate thetr na
8. T. Kestersen. fireman ou the Cal
ifornia. Oregon A Eastern railway, wna
severely Injured at Klamath Falla
when he fell from tala engine and was
dragged 80 feet.
Tony kettle, recently dlacbarge)
from the penitentiary after aervlng 20
months for alleged alien activities dur
ing tha war, la again under arrest, bo
lleved to be Inaane.
Johnson S. Smith, deputy collector
Of Internal revenue at Portland, waa
appointed federal prohibition director
for Oregon, according to announce
ment from Washington, D. C.
v O. O. Brown, clerk of tbe atate land
board, haa recommended to the board
that 1200,000 of tbe atate school fund
ba Invested In school district bonda
bearing at Uaat 5 per cent Intereat.
. , A lll to hold the attorney goneral,
responsible for the operation of all leg
islation enacted In Oregon will be sub
mitted for the consideration of the
atato legislature at Ita apeclal aession
'Tb pity of Sclo baa filed applica
tion with tbe atato engineer for tho
appropriation of 40 aecond-feot of wa
ter from Thomas creek for the devel
opment of 328 horsepower for munici
The l'hea company, with processing
plants and head offices In Salem, haa
received from a New York buyer an
order for 65 carloada of apple elder
to be delivered nt the eastern city as
soon aa the product cau bo made.
ft. N. Stan f l Id. well known sheep,
man ill cits'ern Oregon, has closed a
lease with the Wermrprlnge Irrigation
tllstrlt-t whereby h" swans for
years tha ehore line of the district's
largo reeervolr at reported consid
eration of 160,000. The reservoir or
take will rover thousands of acres and
In mMeuiiimer and early fall the water
will recede and expose several hundred
aerea, which will afford excellent grax
Ing and give access to plenty of water
In tha dry eoason,
Approximately ICS I r 'Ik's a t e-ii
varts, representing a nut es'inia: d it
I1,6M,T7T, wera under ctwtrn-t or a!
vertlsed for construction durli: t.
year 110. acrordlnw M lift -i't m!
reKirt of (". It, Mcfullmistt. erj.neef
for tha atata highway department.
Deraiise of the lt.V Is , -c ! i ev
pressed by consumers r.i! rrard 11
etes charged by th I Jurist f'-unty
Water A Light romp" a movement
Is on foot at Itusfhiirs to vote le-nii
In the sum of approximnti ly jwn.no'i
with which to Install a ir.ii- li-limi plant
The Ilouelea rut nty j.ll aa i n'
tllatrd Saturdiiy til tit .iu! II oVIarii
when the lour lif.nsti s .ij.'d ;fi'-r
saving their way out of the rmln c?e
and then dropping from e-ror.d s'ory
window to tlw ground. A!l - 'h '
csped prisoners but one were eii'r1
during the dsy.
The eonfei!on of l.um (i:"nocn,
who aurrendtrrd recently to th? air
thorltlca a. Douitlas. Ar!s.. adml:tin
that be roblxd the .Shade Muilttd at
Yoncalla on the night of June It. lflt,
haa cleared up one of the great' t
mysteries In Iouglaa rounty rrlme an
nals, aceo'rdlng to Hhcrlft Qulne.
Harold Howell, who hss besn h-!d
In the county Jail at Mnrshflrl I for
several mimtha and patscd thritu;h
two trials for the alleced uiur.Jfr of
IJIIIan Lruthold, a Kyearold Kir! of
riandon. probably never will be con
victed. Judge Coke discharged the
Jury of the second trial ttftor It was
reported that the Jury could reach no
Indications that the state fish an4
game commission will n ron? to nrccde
to Governor Olcott'a rrcomwendnHoita
that William U Flnley be rli)stnt"d
aa state biologist and tl.at the com
mission will stand pat on its anion i t
December 11, ousting Flnley, are con
tained In letters received by the gov
ernor from Frank M. Warren and I.
N. Flelschiii-r of Portland, members of
In compliance with a resolution
adopted at a conference held In Port
land. Attorney-General Jlrowo will
draft the bill providing for au lucreA;
In payments to Injured workmen under
the compensation net, according to an
nouncement made by meinbcre of tha
atato Industrial accident comntleslon.
The bill will bo eubmllted for the con
sideration of the legislature at Ita spe
cial tension In January.
Itcpnrta of excessive damage to tha
fruit and berry industry of the Wil
lamette valley, due to the recent (reel
ing wenther, were emphatically dctilcj
at Salem by C. I. Lewie, secretary ct
the Oregon Qrowera association, and
V. W. Drown, secretary of the Polk
County Orowcra association. Especial-
!y does thla denial apply to orchards,
which the experta atato are practically
uninjured by the trorxe.
Because of the present car shortage
which la said to be hampering many
Oregon Industries and throwlnnthnti.
aanda of men out of employment, Fred
riuchtel, chairman of the Oregon pub
Ho aervice commission sent telegrams
to R. H. Alrhton. regional director cf of cuj,an gug8r now bolus delivered
United Statee rallwaya at Chicago, and Bml distributed here, according to a
L. C. Oilman of Seattle, dlatrlct direct 8taloment by Federal Food Admluta-
or of the federal railroad admlnlatra- trator wmums.
lion, urging that they aid In relieving
the situation. V
W. P. Andrewa, forest valuation rn- "arto a deep study Into loganberry en
gineer of tbo northwest district, bu- ure, advlsea loganberry growers bor
reau of Internal revenue, who haa wen
In Portland alnce laat September S In
connection with questionnaires by tim
ber owners, baa completed his work
and will return to Washington, P. C
The questionnaires are now being sent
to Washington and the valuations
placed on timber landa and timber
producta will be made the bnsia of
Income and exceea proflta taxes.
During the period between February
26 and November. 30, 1919, enough gas
oline' waa aold in Oregon to operate
each motor vehicle now licensed id
tha atate for a distance of approximate
ly MOO miles, based on an average of
15 miles to each gallon of gasoline
consumed, according to a atatement
Issued by Sam A. Koxer, assistant sca
rotary of atate. Nearly 30,000,000 pul
Ions of gasoline waa aold to Oregon
motor vehlclo owners during tbo peri
od covered In Mr. Koxer'a statement.
Professor C. I. Lewis, one of the
ataff of managera for tho Oregon G row
era Co-operative association,, who haa
I Yvin mm hwwj. .is j-w
Uncle Sam Is to Expand Chemical Warfare Service
WAHfllNOTOX Aimoiimi-meiit by il war deportint-ut that will i-ulia
and cjucentrato at mice nt the J.nkehnrxt proving ground 1,j0 men
fnmi tlio rlu-mlcBl warfare smlco IntJU-atca L'ntle Ham v. Ill not neglect the
development of thla branch of Iho mod
When the wnr oudod Auurlcg bad
nntdo wonderful ndvancement In the
tucthotla of chcmlcnl warfare. Titer
have boon prominent army officers who
linvo KURccsted thnt the conflict wan
forced to a quk-kor conclusion by tho
work tbttt waa dono at Lnfcvhurnt, ex
preaalua; the belief thnt Oerman tplog
limy linve rarrlod liifiirmatlon as to the
mVicucy w ith whli h the United Rlatea
i-ftiiitovlnff ttiene new devices could ex.
terminate armies and cltlea. The roi rtilta will be fiillitod In the Infanry and
Immediately assigned to the chemical warfare service. Only whlto men will
Lokehumt waa selected by the government after a countrywide aearcn
for sltea aa the most available place for Ita testa of ordnance and chemical
One of the mt ftimou gave developed there waa a mustard variety ten
time atronger limn thnt employed by tlio Germane against tho Aroerlcnnn.
Kxpcritnet.u showed Hint It frequently killed on contact. Another vat, whl- li
the country haa Already loomed i-ouid httve wiped out Berlin life in o nltbt,
waa perfi-cted in a remarkable wries of teta.
Ml ton SIKE .
Washington, n. C Tentative recom
mendaMons for the establishment of
machinery to prevent or retard kbor
confllcta In private Industry were an
nounced by the preeldent'e Industrial
conference with a view to obtaining
constructive criticism before a final
plan Is adopted.
Tho plan ea outlined n. eontcnl
plates the creatlou of a national indus
trial tribunal and regional board of
Inquiry and adjustment, which would
move to the settlement of disputes be
fore there waa any etnppaj;c of proiluc
tlon. Declslona would have tbe full
force and effect of a trade agreement
between th rartlte to the dispute.
Remarking that some public utili
ties, audi as railroads, aro cr,icrt!!nl
to the very i!:intj of the peoplo.
tho coufereure'a Uutall.'O aUtcment
expressed the opinion ihr.t .l:e "Inter
ntptlon In such crsentlet publKi 'iMH
ilea la Intolerable." Rut the confer
ence states that further consideration
Is required o the problem whether
eome method can bo arrived at that
will avert all danger of Interruption
Indianapolis. Ind. The statu! of va
rloua poata of the American lesion in
rpposinjt performances f German
opera end concerts by Cermau or ua-
trlatt artiats is Indorsed by the cxecu-
tlve committee of the organisation In
telegram sent to the Americanism
commission of the legion in Washing
Sugar May Be 23 Centa.
Now York. The public probably
will have to pay 19 centa a pound for
the advance crop cf 0,000,000 pounds
"fer to delay placln their vines on
the trellis until spring to prevent
freezing. Lewis advocated thla sever
ai years ago. The aubject haa been
brought ' sharply to the attention of
growers by the recent unusually cold
weather which froie many acres of
vljics in the Willamette valley that
were on the trelllse.
Aa a phaHe of the pttrchaso of more
than 13,000 acres of potato land be
tween Powell Butto and Prlnevillo by
George L. But-tt, one of the biggest po
tato buyers on the eoust, and associ
ates in central Oregon and elsewhere,
the Peaehutea Valley Seed company
filed articles of incorporation. Capi
tal atock la Hated at $50,000. The in
corporator nro Guy E. DObon, Red
mond Jbauker, Mr. Burtt and Georsa I
Meld. A wide range of agricultural
activities ia made possible, by the arti
cles, but it ia undei stood that the com
pany'a work, will be chiefly tha pro
duction of Netted Gem aeed for tha
Washington. RcpreentRtivcs of tbe
four railway brotherhoods and" beads
of affiliated trades adopted a declara
tion of principles opposing legislation
which would make strikes of railway
The declaration, framed at a con
ference with President Gontpers of
tho American Ftdvralloa of Lbr.
declared It the sense of organtted rail
way employes that penalty clauses
in pending railroad legislation against
workers ceasing tbelr employment
should ba eliminated.
While the conference reitorated the
demand of organised labor Uiat tha
Roverument should hold tha railroa.la
or a peace-time test of two year, the
union officials explained that they had
no reason to doubt the carrier would
ba handed bark March 1. the date
specified by tho president, regard!!
of the enactment meanwhile of legis
lation for the protection of the prop
erties. 0RY MEASURE IS DEFIED
New Jersey Provides Bill for Own
Now Brunswick. N. J. The pream
ble of the bill authorising the sate of
beer and light wines In New Jerjoy
waa made public by State Senator
Thomas Drown, who will introduce the
measure at tho nest aession of the
Tho preamble1 sets forth that the
atate of New Jersey haa not ratified
the eighteenth amendment, doubts
that It waa paased in a constitutional
manner and intends to disregard the
Volstead act and past, an enforcement
bill tfliich will be supreme within the
limits of the state.
'Warning Issued Against Wood Alcohol
Chicago. Employers w-ere asked by
Coroner Hoffman to address their
workera and warn them against wood
alcohol and other questionable aub
atllutea for whisky. Another man waa
repor,ej de0(i as th6 result of drink-
Ing wood alcohol. Cbicago'8 total of
Christmas poisonings to date number
n'. ie, or 15 since July 1.
CHINESE WOMEN HAVE
Carried Y. W. C. A, Campaign
"Over the Top." '
' Much has been sstld about the hon
esty and skill of tbe Chinese business
man. The world bns neglected to men
tion the financial ubillty of , Chinese
women.- They proved this ability in
the lust financial campaign of tho Y.
W. C. A. In Tientsin.
Ordinarily three weeks aee Allowed
In which to raise the budget by sub
scription after the flimm-e commit too
has decided upon the sum necessary
to carry on the work of tho coming
year. The Tieutsin campaign wns car
ried on entirely by Chinese women and
broUo oil records by (oins over tha
top In ten' days with a largo surplus
over the budget
More Than 100.CC0 Union Man
Affectsd by Oecisicn.
Wsahlngt'n. Organlxed railway
inacblnlata, through their president,
sisrved notice on congress that they
would nut submit to enactment of tho
Cimmlns rai!rrnl bill with Its drastic
at:tl strike provision.
Voting more than a month ago, 9$
per cent of tho 12VJ00 members of
lh9 union favcrul a:i irmne !lato walk
out In event ,f tha bill's pits;e ly
both houses of conjreaa, but tho re
sult was not made known throiiKh
ftar that the brotherhood might ap
pear in the llnht of attempting to
coerce the lawmaking! blanch cf the
Tho machinist, according to Wil
liam if. Ji.hnston, prcsHer.t of the in
ternational aiiaociat.oii. are the only
railway employe who have taken S
strike vote. .
Rail Brcthcrhoitls to Fight High Cocte.
Waahirgton. DUapoinfcd t v.-hat
they term tho failure of the govern
ment to reduce the cost of livlns. tho
railroad brotherhoods, working ia con
Junction with the railway employe'
department cf tha American Federa
tion of Labor, are cona!d ring a plan
to undertake tho fight tiie'tnseives.
The project, altho-.'sh xtill ct-buious,
C'.ntrmplaies a national chain of co
operative banks, fashioned eomcthing
cj the order of tbo nun-parl'w.:i
league's Idea in N rth Dakota, and a
chain of co-operative stores.
Legion Peats Widely Scattered.
Indianapolla, Ind. American Legion
posts In the United States and foreign
Countries now total 6C1, it was an
nounced at r.aiic:;al headquarters.
Franco, England and Canada each
have one post, A hull a bai four, Ha
waii five, Cuba one, Panama one, Mex
leowns and the Philippine islands one.
Ten states have more than; 200 posts
JAPANESE DOCTOR IS Y. W. C. A
Dr. Touio Inonye of Tokyo, Japan,
treasurer of the National Committee of
the Yotmff WcsUKtfa Christian Asso
ciation in Jupnn. I'r. Inouye baa been
- v, -
f ,'-,.-M.iX.. to" Mm." J
Or. Tomo Inouye cf Tokyo, Japan, a
delegate to the six-week International
Conference of Women Phyaiclans
called by the Y. W. C. A.
particularly Interested In the public
health and recrentiunal plans of her
city for some time :sd Is medical
In-spector for g'rls In the public schools
of Tokyo, as In several private
school In tie city. There nro sip
proximately 500 women physicians in
Japan now, she says, and 400 women
medical students. Pr. Jnouye was the
only delegate from Japan to the Y. W.
C A. International Conference of Wo
men Physicians, In session during Sep
tember and October.
FRENCH" PaiLUS ASK OFFICE
Cry "New Conditions, New Men," aa
They Stand for 'Election to
rrjS. "For new conditions new
men," Is tho rallying cry of the form
er soldier clement-for the forthcoming
Some of the muny veteran organiza
tions demand that the men who fousht
the wnr out should alone be charged
with tho work of reconstruction. Oth
ers demand thnt 50 per cent of the
candidates of each party for the cham
ber of deputies be recruited from the
Among; the former soldiers who will
seek election is the "ace" of French
military aviation. Bene Fonek, who.
It Is reported, will run on the same
ticket with Georses Mandcl, right-hand
man to Premier Clemenceau.
CAUSE MANY DEATHS
Many Victims of Wood Alcohol '
"Whisky" Reported From '
Eastern Cities. -
New York. fkventy-alt paranas
have died and score of others are sat-,
fi-rlrs from paralysis and t'.iudaces,
due to drinking wood alcohol "ahUXy,"
according to reports received from
eight .itern cltbs and Chicago.
The toll of poisonous liquor was the
hlghcit In New England, wbera el
eVaths have been recorded. ,
With aix men In enstody. alle;e4
rlnflna-Ira lu a conspiracy to flood,
New York, New Jersey and New Eng.
land Willi polacnoua substitutions far
whisky, federal, slate ead city authori
ties were united in a vigorous pursuit
of tbe purveyors of the polsouous be
crages which have caused scores of
deaths and bundaeds cf cases of blind
ness and illness. The rapturo of at
least a score or more of tbe polio
dispensers la .expected, according to
Tbe two most Important arrests,
according to the federal agents, are
those of John Romaneill, Brooklyn
undertaker, and Samuel Saleeby. " a
Brooklyn druggist, who are accused
of being the principals in the distribu
tion of the poison throughout New
England. They were released on 2i,
000 bail, pending examination. '
The remaining four men are Adolph
Panarelll, a former saloonkeeper;
Carmine Llcenxiato, Amedio Delom
and Luigl Puo, Italian grocers.
In Chlcopce, Mass., 33 men and twe
women died; In Springfield, three men
and one woman; Holyoke, aix men,
and in Greenfield, Mass., one man. Ia
Hartford, Conn., 13 persons died. In
Thompsonvllle, Conn., two deaths were
reported. Chicago reported eight
deaths. Two deaths were announced
at Newark, N. J.
Probe for Naval Decorations
Washington. Full Investlgitlon l
the controversy over awards of decorav
tioas for war service to naval officers
brought to a head by Rear Admiral
Wlllism R. Sims' recent protest against
the tentative list Issued by the navy
department will be made both by con
grcea and by the department
On the heels of Secretary Daniel
announcement that the naval board
headed by Rear Admiral Knight bad
been ordered reconvened to review ts
findings en recommendations for med
als or other decorations. Representa
tive I.ufklns, republican, Massachu
setts, of the house naval committee,
conferred with members of the senate
committee and stated that a Joint com
mittee would take up the entire qu3a
tioa when congress reconvened.
Secretary Daniels eaid that In re
vising the list of decorations and ia
passing on new recommendations for
awards, the Knight board would ba
Instructed to follow In general the pol
icy he adopted in revising the original
lists, giving due consideration to the
objections voiced by officera who have
criticised some of the awards.
The names of Admiral Henry B. 'Wlb
son. who commanded American naval
forces In French waters during the
war, and of Rear Admiral Henry T.
Mayo, who was in command of the At
lantic fleet during the same period,
were added to the list or officers who
have written tho secretary regarding
Alice It's quite a secret, but
married last week to Dick Gay I z :.i:. ,
Jane Indeed 1 I should have tfloogWjl!
you'd be the last person In the yftitvt
to marry him. 1
Alice Well, I hope I am. ;
HER HOPES. - -1
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