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WKSTON. OKEGON. FItlDAY. JAN. 23, 112
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Effort r being mad to organist
an athletic dull at Tho Hilles.
Al an election In Banks the hicaur
to Incorporate the town wa passed.
A contract hut been ll (or an irt
merit houea In Pendleton to cost IT7.
Alt Itrnalno rhmi will tin held In
Al, Benton county. January 2, 30,
The legUlature paed the bill pro
viding for tho lleenln of automobile
Tb Oregon State Delrymen'e '
ration will meet In Kugon January
II and II.
More than J00 persons at Maplcton
war vaccinated during the pan week
because of a smallpox erare there.
E. C. Cola, official do catcher for
tha city of Eugene, mada a profit or
tITt tha pant month catching dog.
Tha Osco Cvbard company In Ben
Ion county aold nearly 5,000 worth
of fruit thla yaar off Ita 40 acre tract.
Waaco county la undertaking a sys
tamatle squirrel polaonlng campaign
under tha auspice of the aKrtcullural
July 22, 23 and 14 are the date o
leeted for the third annual convention
of the Oregon Htate Klks' aoclllun
Ui ba held In Bulma..
Mra. Mary E. Colllna. 70, Oregon pio
neer of 1(8), and widow of the late
Judge Jame I Colllna, died at the
family buina In Dallea.
Impressive ceremonies attending the
laying of the cornerstone fur tuttil'
tSS.000 Catholic church will ho held
Runday afternoon, January 25.
A statewide movement ha been In
augurated by the Oregon Bankers'
commute, to Interest tho children In
cluba for tha ralalng of registered live
atock. Land purchaaed a few weeka ago In
Peach ute county by the Itochut
Valley Seed company I being cleared
and 200 acre will bo planted to pots
toaa thla aprlng.
Al a meeting of tho Lebanon Na
tional rrm Loan association it wan
reported that federal land bank loan
had been made to tnckholder to tho
amount of 1530.000.
Bllaa William, raldetit of Linn
county continuously since he crossed
tha plain to Oregon In Jf2. died at
hla farm eight inlloa aoutlieaat of Al
bany, aged ti year.
Tha citizens In and about Knappa.
a farming district in Clatsop county,
are planning to intall a gravity water
ayatem which will aupply about 75
ranehea aud faialtia
Fruit growera from all over Polk
county report that alnce tho recent
heavy anow rabbita In large numbura
have deacendod upon their orchard
and are ruining tha tree.
The car shortage, regarding which
lumbermen have been complaining for
eome time, ha rauaed the Albany
Lurabor company to upend opora
tlona at lta mill temporarily.
Authority to procure an oil painting
of tha late Jame Wlthycombo, former
governor of Oregon, waa given by tho
legislature, providing that up to ItiOO
ba expended for a painting of the ex
ecutive. Tha ooat of trail work on the Import
ant projecta In the Cascade national
foreat during the year 1919 was from
$213.69 a mile to $478.39 a mile, ac
cording to a report of Foreit Super
A tract of 13,000,000 feet of timber
on the Slaklyou mountains and ad
jacent to the Pacific highway has boon
purchased by the Barnaul brothera of
Ashland, who Will begin logging op
erations at once. '
A Joint meeting of the dental soci
eties of Lane, Linn and Marlon coun
ties to be held in Eugene some timo
during the month of February is being
planned by the members of the Lane
County Dental aoclety.
Oeorge F. Delss wss killed last week
on the Coast Ksnge Lumber rond
near Mabel. He waa standing be
tween two cars when they came to
gether, and was pinned botween the
projecting ends of logs.
An Industrial eurvay of Linn county
will be made by the Albany Chamber
of Commerce to be used In answering
tnqulrlea regarding the county'a re
source and Industries and In general
'advertising of the county.
Severely frosen foet sustained dur
volunteered tu avo bliili-r machinery
i.t Itruiik Heaiilnil logging ramp No.
I, ri-ii... , I lit. dentil at Ik-nd of W. ('.
HillliiM, loader fi. mail.
A Joint loii of the limine mid sen
ale elected the following tu the ro
created flail and game commission:
Flh rommUsloiier--Frank M. War
ren, five yesrs; t'lirla Kiliinldt. three
year; Charles Hall, one year, lianie
rnmnilssloimr I. N. Flelmliner, five
year: Marlon Jaek. five years; K. C.
rtlmmons, three yeara; John (illl. three
)er; C. F. Htonv. one tr.
A. If. Power. Aimon '. It"':rs. (J.
B Vlnor. I'eter I.oi.kIo nntl Hciiey
RciiKHk n, t'oaa ll.iy ."H h'iiiiiih
uliinetn, nr.- on a lour of lint tviuinh.n
fiver from I'ortlaiiil In Aslorl. In In
spect iliMklllK furll.li.-i, (not lil. .1 ly
tho vurlous port.
tioierii.ir olcott wn mrlp;n I of all
power In tln Mi'l'olni'iK nt if number
of the Hull and rem.' cumuli-
Ion when the legislature. i-.l tho
house lull providing for u Joint fish
and gutiio oihinlHiloti of nine m.-inbcr
who elull l.e elected by Hie Ii-Rlrlaiure.
The TrlKi.ttl H! cuiiipany. recently
organised to drill for oil In the ft"K'
river alley, ban received a drilling
outfit aud will Hurt operations In a
few day. The roiupany tins made an
cihausllvo urvey of tho territory on
the et ldo of ltor creek, near Ash
land. The rlnrk of the several nation!
forests In till state ended a two das'
meeting nt ISugene with the adaption
of resolutions skii;g (hat they be
granted an advance In salary and that
they bo designated bereart.r depuy
iirvlor or admliilatratlvc all
Slit luatend of clerk.
8eiiMlllonl allegation to tho effect
that the flh and itamo commlaiiliin
acquired the Heddlnh farm In l-ana
county to pay a political debt Incurred
during the lant h-gUlalure are contain
ed In a milt tnn:utel In the circuit
court st Salem analimt the commie-
ton by II. A. Holme.
Heimtor Hiiions bill providing for
the establishment of a court of domes
tic relation In h county of the
state whli h now has or shall hereafter
attain a population of 200,000 Inhabi
tant or more, nnd prescribing the
Jurisdiction, dutle end powers of such
court, passed tho lesliiliiture.
lly an overwhelming voto tho people
of Astoria at a special election adopt
ed two amend menu to the city char
ter. One crete a civic center com
iiiIhhIoii and authorl?..' expenditure of
.V.o.uoti tu establishing playground
aud a civic center and tho erection of
an auditorium, The other amendment
authorises a tsoo.ooo bond lesuo to
carry out reclamation work along the
city water front
The Ashland Fruit aud Produce aa
soclntiott, a co-operative marketing a
eniltti Ion of which most of the grow
ers of Ashland and vicinity are mem
ber, ha rlosod by fur the most suc
cessful yeur'in Us history. Tho re
port of Mauaiier A". C. HrlK.K. read at
the anminl meeting, disclosed the fact
that the association during the lial
yi-nr did a $150,000 business, almost
doubling It et previous show ing.
1). F. Fisher, government plant path
ologist at Wenatchee, Wash., has been
directed by tho secretary of agricul
ture to make an Investigation of tha
froxon orchards lu the Willamette val
ley and ascertain If there Is not a pos
sibility of saving many troes. A re
quest for the Investigation an made
by Senator McNnry, who has been In
formed of serlotta damage to tho wal
nut nnd prune orchards around Snlom
by reason of tho December cold epoll.
Announcement was made at Fort
land by W. K. Nowell, federal food
administrator for Oregon, that the
price of 18 cents per pound, retail, for
cano augur will bo permitted Bt this
timo, owing to the prevailing high rnfo
wholesale. Mr. Newell also nindo u'.i
He a decision of himself jtnd of Culled
8tatoa District Attorney Humphreys
that dealera will not bo allowed to
compel patrons to accept nt the higher
flguro cano susnr of a certain quniit.iy
In order to obtain beet sugar nt tho
13 rent rate.
Tho rabbit poisoning campaign In
the west end of Umatilla county un
der tho direction of the county agri
cultural agent. Fred Benton, has prov
ed a big success. Colonel J. F. Mo
Naught, county farm bureau project
loader, secured the cooperation of 10S
ranchers who prepared six tons of
alfalfa poisoned with strychnine and
acatterod It over tho snow over a front
of nearly 100 miles, to protect 20.000
acres of cultivated land. Counts wore
made on six representative lots of pol
eon totaling I0 pounds and 1237 dead
rabbita wore found. Using this as a
basis It is safe to say that at least
200,000, rabbita were exterminated In
A Has Been
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TEACHER SHORTAGE ACUTE jT-BRTISH ORDER
DENIED BY DAKIEIS
USE OLD DOCUMENTS VESSEL WITH REDS
TO FIGHT RADICALS ON BOARD ARRIVES
Waehlngton. fit-cent activities of
radical propagandists led Secretary
lousing last week to display for the
first time In 18 years tho original
parchments of the Derivation of In
dependence and the Constitution of the
In the presence of a group of offi
cials the parchments w.-re removed
from the prottctlnn wiilla of a steel
safe Inclosing them and placed on view
In the state department for an hour,
while motion picture canines record
ed their appearance for the benefit of
the 110,00(1,000 rno!i living under the
principles enunciated by them.
Owing to their s, exhibition of
the parchments Is a rare event. Ex
posure to If stlit even though each sheet
I protected carefully from air by
hermetically "alcd glass plates, caused
additional farting of the Ink InscrlutoV
the Immortal words which brought the
republic Into being,
Helix is ciunrnntined on account of
n flu epidemic in that town. The
schools anil all public meeting's have
IJtt-t growers of Yakima valley in
session at Toppenish have declared
that 110 per ton is not sufficient for
their product and have agreed to de
mand $lo per ton for 11)20.
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71 ft CANTILCVEB SPRING IWjj
i SUSPENSION i iT
ovtruano fl f f
RS' ., VaM
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ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR A LIGHT CAR? IF SO. LET
ME DEMONSTRATE THIS WONDERFUL LITTLE CAR TO
YOU. AFTER YOU HAVE RIDDEN OVER THE WORST
ROAD YOU CAN FIND IN THE COUNTRY, IF YOU ARE NOT
CONVINCED THAT IT IS THE FINEST PERFORMER YOU
EVER RODE IN I SHALL NOT INSIST ON YOUR BUYING.
BUT I DO INSIST THAT YOU GIVE THIS CAR A TRYOUT
BEFORE YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY ON SOME OTHER
CAR. IT WILL COST YOU NOTHING FOR THE DEMONSTRA
TION. JUST CALL ME LP AND SAY YOU WANT " TO TRY
OUT THE LIGHT FOUR OVERLAND.
NOTE THE TRIPLE SPRING IN THE PICTURE.
Theusanda Rsslgn anal Normal tcheol
New York. The teacher ehortage
haa developed Into national public
school crisis. Teachers by the teas of
thousands have given up teaching.
Their positions are either remaining
unfilled or are being taken by an In
creasing number of poorly-prepared
persons. Normal and ether training
schools cannot meet the demands. The
number of students attending la rapid
The reas'jp for the conditions con
fronting th-; aehool Is low salaries.
Itcports gathered by the National
Educational association from 1700
school superintendents who supervise
238,(73 teaching positions show a pres
ent shortago of 14,689 teachers, or
more thsn 6 per cent of their teach
ing positions. This shortage would
have been greater had proper stand
srda for teachers been maintained, but
the superintendents declare that they
are employing 23,004 teachers below
standard. Thla la almost 10 per cent
of tbelr entire teaching staff. During
the year more than 22 per cent or
52,798 tcacbera gave up their positions.
Naval Secretary Did Not Tell
Admiral to Watch
Hango, Finland. The United Statea
army transport Buford, having on
board 249 radicals deported from
America, has arrived hero.
American marine snd Finnish white
guards were draw n up as the radicala
proceeded from the ship to their train.
The "undesirable" were placed In
boxcars fitted with plank benches,
table and beds. Each car contained
seven boxe of army ration.
The train wa held here until posi
tive assurance waa received from the
soviet that they would permit the
party to croe the IlUFslan border aud
tliii the deportees would not be mo
lested. Alexander Berkman and Emma
Goldman, who have been looked upon
as the leaders of the deportees, have
declared they will not remain In
Kussla, but will "return to America
to aavc It."
Seattle Reds Held For Deportation.
Seattle. Federal officiala announc
ed that twenty-seven alleged radicals,
arrested In raid bere Monday night,
are to be held for deportation. Three
hundred and sixteen were arrested In
the raids which were directed against
members of the union of Russian work
ers and other alleged radical organiza
tions. Many were released after ex
amination by department of Justice
Odessa Falls Before Bolshevik Armies.
Washington. The Bolsbevikl have
captured the iinportaut city of Odessa,
on the Black sea, the atate department
was advised by Polish authorities In
Washington. Secretary Danlela, In -a
letter forwarded to Chairman ' Page
of the aenate naval affairs committee,
declsred that It waa not he who had
told Rear-Admiral William & Sims
before the admiral's departure In
March. 1917. for London "Not to let
the British pull the wool over your
eyes," and that the United State)
"would a soon flgbt the British aa
Testifying before senate naval sub
committee Investigating naval awards.
Admiral Sims aaid that each admoni
tion had been given blm "by a high
official" and quoted from a letter re
cently written to Mr. Daniels entitle
"certain navsl leons of the great
war" which arraigned many aapeet of
the navy department' conduct of the
Secretary Danlela In hla letter t
Senator Page aid that Admiral 8 1 ma
letter had been referred to the gen
eral board of the navy for action.
Charges of Hear Admiral Slma that
the navy department failed to co-operate
with the allies during the war will
be investigated by the senate sub
committee before which they werw
Thla waa decided by the full naval
committee, which also authorized ap
pointment of another sub-committee to
determine if there should be an in
quiry Into charges by J. R. Bathom,
'editor of the Providence (R. L) Journal
that with the knowledge of Secretary
Danlela "many seamen hare been uaed
for most vile and nameless practice
to entrap innocent men."
Cabinet of Premier Clemenceau Quits.
Paris. The cabinet of Premier
Clemenceau has resigned. President
Polncare asked Alexander Mlllerand,
governor of Alsace, to form a new cabinet.
Distillate Taken Off Oil Market
San Francisco. Distillate has been
withdrawn from tha market by the
Standard Oil compan.
I WAR HITS SWISS FORTUNES
Depreciation of Foreign Securities
Amounts to Huge Sum
Beme, Switzerland. Six billion
francs Is the snm representing the loss
suffered by Switzerland, a a result
of the war, according to an estimate by
M. Snrnsln.- president of the Swiss
Bankers' union of this city. Of this
2, -t 00.000,000 francs are accounted for
by depreciation of German securities
and 100,000,000 francs by deprecia
tion of Austro-Hungarian securities
held by Swiss citizen..
The losses suffered by the hotel
world are put down as amounting to
400,000.000 francs. The majority of
Swlsa private fortunes are Invested In
foreign government and foreign indus
trial undertakings, the value of which
has declined 40 to 50 per cent.
OPPOSE ANTI-SEDITION BILLS
Compere Announce American Federa
tion of Labor will Fight
Washington. Formal announcement
that the American Federation of Labor
would oppose "with whatever power
it may possess" the enactment of the
anti-sedition bills now pending in con
gress, was made in a statement by
The attack of organized labor, ita
chieftain Indicated, will bo directed
Impartially against the Sterling bill,
recently passed by the senate and
against the Graham measure, based
on suggestions of Attorney-General
Palmer and awaiting action by tha
house rules committee for a special
rule to expedite consideration. Refer
ring to the two measures aa one bill.
President Gompera declared lta enact
ment "would violate the constitution
and rob the whole American people of
their most cherished and baaic guar
antees of free government"
When the special session of the leg
islature adjourned Sunday morning
after 3 o'clock, it left a record of pass
ing favorably on 84 bills, and a miscel
laneous assortment of memorials and
resolutions. Following are the consti
tutional amendments and other meas
ures to be submitted to the voters of
this state at the special election May
21: Extending rood limitation Indebt
edness from 2 to 4 per cent; relating
to debts and liabilities of counties, en
abling counties to fund their debts;
rolating to succession to governorship,
providing president of senate suc
ceeds; restoring capital punishment;
providing additional tax levy for op
eration of soldiers', sailors' and ma
rines' educational aid act; levying an
nual tax of 2 mills for support of pub
lic elementary schools; levying spe
cial tajc for erection, equipment and
maintenance of institution for blind;
providing tax of 1.2 milla for support
of University of Oregon, agricultural
college and Monmouth normal; relat
ing to acquiring of private lauda for
TO VETO STRAIGHT TICKET
Governor Olcott Indicatea Hie Dis
approval of Recent Act
Salem, Or. The so-called "straight
party" ticket bill which waa passed
In the closing hours of the special
legislative session will be vetoad, ao
cording to an announcement made by
The bill providea a form of ballot
enabling the voter to approve an en
tire party ticket by a aingle mark of
the pencil. There ia a provision in
the bill, however, which allows tha
voter to scratch a ticket it he ao desires.
Influenza Sweep Chicago.
Chicago. Influenza continues t
sweep through Chicago at the rate ot
1100 new casea every twenty-fouf
hour. During forty-eight hour 227
new cases were reported and tha
deaths numbered twenty-six. Thera
were 3S2 new cases ot pneumonia and
A South African mob has been pelt
ing home role leaders with eggs. Th
first thought which will strike people
on this side ia the terrible waste cf
UK. S. L. KENNAKD-
Weston and Athena
That "king of the hoboes" is obont
the only surviving remnant of royalty.
When a meeting comes to order it
tnakes a difference whose order It ts.
There Is plenty of sugar yet every
body finds It is scarce Just like
A French scientist has discovered
a sure way of exterminating cooties.
It Is a pity his discovery did not con
nect better with the psychological mo
The shah of Persia is taking eight
chaplains with him on Ms European
tour, which serves to confirm the sus
picion that he may need a lot of
B mil i hi .i.i .. ,ii himh umium i mini
ing the storm In December when ne