The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946, January 14, 1921, Image 1

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    Weston Deader .
VOLUME 43
WESTON, OREGON, Mil DAY, JAN. 14, 1921
NUMBER fcrf
DATA ON NAVIES OF
WORLDJSGATHERED
Grett Britain's Sea Power
Oouble That of United
States; Japan Third.
Washington. Information now In
possession of the American govern
ment on tho relative strength of the
three principal naval powtra, believed
to be complete, shows tb present na
val ironfth of tbla country to bo
bout half that of Orrat llrltalo. hlla
mora this doubln the era power of
Japan. In flrat lino major ahlpa, hi
eluding batlleahlpe and buttle cruiser,
tho British navy January 1, 19 J I. thla
Information alio, numbered thirty
two veaaele of 111.060 tona, whllo Ilia
United State pouoaard sixteen ve
tola of 436,700 tona and Japan too c
aola of IM.xiv tona.
Whllo capital ahlpa under construe
lloa for tho American navy. Including
twelve droadnauihta and six bsttl
cruiser, to bo completed In 1033, will
virtually offaot tho British preponder
UM In thla claaa of vee, tb In
formai wo ahowa that tho Amorlran
fleet atlll will be greatly Inferior In
typo of veaaele regarded by naval of
ficer aa of flrat Importance in naval
atrengtS.
Tbeae typo Include notably destroy
r leader, erulaer and light crulaer
and crulilng aubmarlnea.
Although with completion of the au
thor tied building program of tho two
countrl, the American navy will
'
have only til battle cruiser a com
pared with twelve for that of Japan,
It will more than maintain a 100 per
cent auporlorlty by virtue of It great
er number of battleships and aupple
nental typo of war craft
TIME DEFYING
A MAN build a bouao for a
homo, but sometimes he must
change bis borne, and there
fore Is obliged to soil his house,
Tho prudent man of moderate
mean must make hla dwelling a
good investment, which he can sell
on favorablo term If necessary.
This house pretty nearly guaran
tee the owner against loss if be I
obliged to sell. It is beautiful out
side, both beautiful and practical
within. It Is built of common crick,
tho Inside is fln'ihed with gypsum
plaster on metal lath, tho roof is
covered with asphalt shingles. . It
I almost Impossible for such a
houso to take fire, and quite linpos
bl for It to burn down. It coat
t inn
INCREASE OF 48 IN
HOUSE IS PROPOSED
. ...
Washington. Memberahlp of the
house will be Incroaaod to 4R1 under a
bill reported by Chairman fllegel of
the renau committee to fix the rP-
portlonment for ten ye.ra under the
1920 census.
The bill Would mean an
Increase of 48 over the prrarnt mrm
I ...i.i.. v .1.,. ..i,M an r.n.
. ..
rvaentation.
California
would make the largeet
(In at now members, fir, bringing
her total to II. Michigan, New York.
Ohio Mid Pennaylvanla would gain
. . . L. till I ...... T ...... .ft.-
luur ,,.,.,.. ..in .....
Mawarhuaett. Nw Jcrtey nd North
Carolina two each; while Alabama,
Arkanaaa, Connecticut, Oeorgl. Mary,
land, Minnesota, Now Mexico, Okla
luiina. Orocon. Bouth Carolina, Tenne
ace. Virginia, Washington, Woat Vlr-
glnla and Wisconsin would gain one
'"'D
The basla of repreeentatlon I fled
at one member for each I1M79 Inhabl-
tanta a compared to J11.I7J aa at
present.
Charles Grant' Hotel Burned.
' Charles Grant, who lost a rcsaur
an. oy nre in siinrna several fvmwm
ago, is again the victim of the flro
floiid. Hi hostelry, the Summit ho-
tel at Condon, waa badly damaged
Friday of last week, when flame
broke out in th kitchen ami dtspiU
the prompt action of the flro depart-,
nient, klUhen and dining room were
octroyed and other room of tho ho
tel were badly scorched.
m m.lm e Hi- fiiiiillmr Meant nuier
a gnanllue mm liltte Iioh been developed
which. In nildition to economising on
fuel, give It driver nu unobstructed
Tit w of hi work.
LOW COST
rw w- v
very little to maintain. Ui Insur
ance charges ar small, and th
most careful watchlug tall to
show any depreciation in the first
Ove years, and almost a negligible
amount after that time. Brick
bouse built five centuriea ago ar
till in dally use.
Front a mall porch whose arch
way are a moat attracUv feature,
you enter th livlug room, 17 V feet
by 13 M. At th opposite end of
th room is th fireplace. In th
middlo of th. Inside long wall 1
th atalrway. At on ido of th
stalrcaao la tb dining room. 13
tout uure, and lighted from thru
aide.
Crossing a little back ball under
th stairway, you com to th
kitchen, t feet by 13. There 1
no pantry, but a large closet take
tb plac of ono. Th kitchen
rang la so placed that a alugl
chimney carries tho flu for that
as well a those tor tho turnact
and tb living room fireplace,
Opening from th rear hall la a
porch 13 feet by H, which can b
used as a living and dining porch
In tb warm weather.
Tb upper ' floor contain thrta
bedroom, all of fair its or better, .
and with unusual closet. Tber
ar also two closet opening from
tho ball, and a rather large bathroom.-
But tbo most unexpected
feature of this floor, for such a
bouso, is a screened In sleeping
porch over tho llvlrg porch of th
first floor.
Such a houso Is a first class In
vestment, particularly In . these
tlmos of high rents. It I cheap to
build tho first cost. la not mor
tbaa five or six per cent greater
than frame construction, an$ In a
tew years, tbla 1 far mor than
balanced by th difference In up
keep and insurance. ,
If your contractor Is not familiar
with flro resistive construction,
writ or bavo him writ to th Per
manent Building Bureau, In th
Chamber of Commerce, Chicago,
for suggestions and ad vie.
FROM OVER THE! HILL."
Mr. Ralph Ilayni liai been cr-
iouily ill with tonailitli, thla week.
Lorn To Mr. and Mr. Louli Bore'
gevln, Jr., January 10, 121, a daugh-
. t
John R"inour left yesterday for a
vU,t with Auburn, W.ah.
I'ortl.nd. tU t n n Ut , ,
reus nutvs (nil lvii duiiiiuii
"leiow rem- reaivin oy me way
.ii i 1 1 . . -. .
,ue on me niiiwp, wm u wwn.
G. W. Dickson ha been ap-
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VlllCe Wll lliefl Wlin UIV wumy ckik
Monday afternoon.
Frank Roger, well known Pendle-
tn farmer and politician, waa in th
. Wednesday.
r 1 L
Mica Carrie Sharp i at Hot Lake'
nitarium where aho will remain for
while. Mia Sharp ia recovering
from her long invalidism, following Athena, the J. P W. Club, met Wctl
influrnza about year ago, and hope m-sday afternoon at the home of Mr.
tn Ihnrniitrhlv rwntwratj. Sh visit Churl,. MrFurlanH. whprn a hutiv
.jv,,, ( pemPton, en route.
Mr. Homer I. Watt and Mr. Ray
rnU.rUincd Mri Mr Ar.
hur Doug( Mrgi t,uu Rad. Mia
Rwl Alu.n MU, jennam,e R0d ,ni
Mr . M. L. Wfatt at dinner Saturday
evening.
Tho anniversary of the signing of
National Constitutional Inhibition
w be observed next Sunday by th
j,! w. C. T. U.. when they will givo
, program and conduct th evening
aervice at th Christian church.
strect lights may be expected soon.
specially mad transformer for tho
ncw g,tlug system wa chipped out'
from th factory in the east on Dec-
ember 2-1. Tho shipment was made in
a carload lot direct to Seattle, and it
ahould not bo much longer before th
r.n.fr.er reaehe. its destination.
The W.rren Construction comnanv
aen. up a lorco oi men zrom i enure
ton thi week and finished paving on
Adams .trcet
Mr. Leslie Gibb. Mr. Swearen-
.-tn .ml Mr.. T. D. Tavlor of Pendle.
ton, wero guesU at tho W. R. Taylor PrescoU and Dr. W. C. Cox of Ev
h,,m Th,.,i.v. Mra. T. D. Tavlor Wah. Tho parents are both
left immediaUly aftenvard for Port-
land and Los AngelegV
u w t Hill I,.. h.nri.l
Mrs. W. T. Hill has beenseriously
ill the past week at ber home in the
north part of town.
Mra. Anna Ahrcna, who has spent
the winter hero with her mother and
brother, Mrs. Hopper and Rex Hop
per, will leave next week for Spokane
where she will engage in her profes
sion of nurse.
Miss Hazel Burton writes friends
here that she is visiting the Athena
colony at Long Beach, and relatives
at Los Angeles. Her father. Rev. B.
B. Burton joined her there for a short
while.
Misa Alta Chandler of Sheridan,
Oregon, has-been elected to fill! the
place vacated by the resignation of
Mr. Weaver in the 6th and 6th
grades of the Athena school.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Crabill have
been up from tho farm at Holdman,
visiting tho paternal home in this
city.
Mrs. F. S. LcGrow left Wednesday
for Seattle to visit her mother, Mrs.
Bowles, who ha been ill the past
week.
Increases Surplus Funl
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the First National Bank
of Athena, held at the offices of the
bank, Tuesday afternoon of this week
after election of officers and board of
directors for tho ensuing year, tho
surplus fund of the institution was
Increased from $50,000 to, $60,000
the capital and surplus of the bank
now being $110,000.
. General conditions considered,' the
showing made by the bank for the
past year was a most creditable one.
Tho official staff and the personnel of
tho board of director were re-elected,
as follows:
President, W. B. Shaffer; vice-presi
dent, M. L. Watts; cashier, F. S. Lc
Grow; assistant cashier, Max Hop
per. Directors: W. B. Shaffer, M. W.
Hanscll, M. L. Watts, F. S. Le Grow
and Henry. Dell.
Play Basket Ball Tonight.
Both the boys and girls basket ball
teams of the Athena high school will
journey to Pilot Rock, where this eve
ning a double header game will bo
played, the first of the season for the
Athena teams. Tho boys earn com-
prima Leon KreUer, center; Herman
Geisscl, John Finkerton, Alton Hod
gen, forwards; Babe Knight, Mose
Banister, Brooks Anderson, guards.
' The players on the girls team include
Beulah Banister, Audra Winship for
wards; Hilda Dickeson, Lela Shubert
Joyce Johnston and Florence Max
well, guards; Elsa Ringle, Edna
Pinkerton and Mildred Winship, center.
, I lose red Gueat With I'arty.
Honoring Mr. ami Mra. John Groat
who r viaiting here from their home
at Brownevllic. Mr. and Mra. Fred
Cr0M ntcrUined most pleasantly at
their, home on Fifth atreet, Wednt-
day evening at 600. Six tablee were
Ptad. progrea.ively, by the inter-
vniOTj piajrvrs, ucurj( aiiuiiivm
- ccivmg me prise ior me nignei
. ...Lit-' t r...n-.. ..1
mure, wnue utn iuuicy w cuiiaui-
el for winning the least number of
j. ,:.-..
K"ra"- " "
m i.ou fc 46 uj iiubv Rug iiumjm.
aisled by Miss Charlotte and Mauler
George Groan,
Several number were
-given on the piano by Misa Kea Al
len and Jennamao Read, cloaing an
t-vetiing of pleasure.
The New Woman' Club.
The new woman'a organization of
time was apent with needle and c-
lability. An entertaining feature of
lhe gjon WM , rcciution by Ma-
ter Wendell Booher, and a vocal solo
by Miss Hazel McFarland. A delic-
iou two-course luncheon wa served
by the hostess, aisisted by her daugh
ter and Mra. Walter Booher. Four
new member were received into the
club. They were
They were Mr. Samuel Ha-
worth, Mr. Frank DeFreece, Mrs
Patterson and Mr. Durning. The
next meeting, January 26 will be with
Mr. Haworth.
. F
ramiiy Neunion,
A tunuf reunion of the relatives
WrJ- 1 WM 1,6,(1 r"
January 13, at the home of her
ifU!r Mr- Addi Rmus in Walu
aua, me ram lamny auenaing.
SIoM yc hv lPd
since the sister and brother have
all been together. They arc, Mrs.
f n f a wi w i rr
- ,."'. : Y'"
. ura rnce ox
Porce, 'Jh. Ndon Cox of
tha mother having been a sis-
N' G- BlaUk-of
Walla Wralla.
You'll Know Him.
Sometimes Trouble masquerade as
Joy, but we recognize hi in before he
plnys one tune on the fiddle, for the
fiddle string snap, and the dancers
fall down, and darkness drown tho
lights.
Tlie TELEPHONE COMPANY and WAGES
Salaries and wages constitute. 72 percent of the expenses of
this company. Out of every dollar spent by the telephone com
pany, 72 cents is turned over to its employees in the form of
compensation. It is our purpose to retain competent and expe
rienced employees. An efficient and contented, organiaztion is
the main factor in good service.
The deficit in earnings which we have experienced in Or
egon has been largely augmented by necessary increases to our
employees. It will be of interest to our Oregon patrons to know
what our increased expense for salaries and wrages ino Oregon
has been since-1916, as shown in one of the exhibits filed with
the Public Service Commission in connection with our recent ap
plication for an increase in telephone rates.
Increase in wages of Plant employees,
present over 1916 . ' $ 307,000
Increase in wages of Traffic (operating)
' employees, present over 1916 , 681,000
Increase in wages of Commercial employees,
present over 1916 98,000
Total annual increase in wages $1,086,000
Although these large increases ia wages have been made,
they represent only approximately a 60 percent increase over
pre-war wages, as compared with increases of over 100 percent
in many trades and occupations requiring no greater skill or
preparation on the part of the worker. We do not think our
employees' wages should be reduced under present conditions
or under conditions now possible to forecast
Vhe Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.
BRITISH CENSOR
U.J&JESSAGES Washington. Charge that tb Bii
tlah government ezerclae surveillance
over American cable builne paaalng
through tb Brltlah lale and that the
atate department bad extended It
controverty with the Western Union
Telegraph al Cable company to bring
In the Cuban government, came up
before a eenat committee conaider
log cable legislation.
Norman If. Davla, acting secretary
of '"" nd Newcomb Carlton, prel-
dent of tb Western Union, conducted
n argument over the Cuban allega
tion. Clarence If. Mackey. head of tho
Postal Telegraph-Cable company,, told
the committee that English aecret erv-
Ic authorities were obtaining cople
of cable message.
Mr. Carlton expresssed reluctance
to discus the subject of English sur
veillance because "it would make
trouble," but at last yielded.
"Ten daya after message have been
transmitted,' he explained, "our cop
le are turned over to the British se
cret service, which keep them for a
few hour and then return them. No
exception I made and tho American
oftlclal dispatches, like the dispatches
to all other countries to and from
England, are Included."
Magnet Has Many Use.
A bli'tily Important use of a maprjet
I that In which it Is sometime em
ployed to withdraw small piece of
Iron from such out of the way place
as the human eye. Another use of the
tn,p,lTe forw of ma"' on a much
i,ri..iu,.ii...,i. i...
put ry Edison In his magnetic ore
sepnrntor. In which the ore, previously
crushed to a fine powder. Is dropped
down a cbule post the poles of pow
erful elect ro-inii diets. In passing which
the Iron particles of the ore are de
flected to one side, while the non
mngnetlc stone dust continues umle
flccted down the chute. Still another
Instance of the
.uctlm la j.nu.H
macnellzed tac
employment of map-
oy Is thaUn which
tack hammer Is used in
the manufacture of strawberry baskets
on a large scale in conjunction with a
mechanical device which presents the
tucks, one at a time and head up. to
th? operative, thereby greatly facilitat
ing hi work.
Laundry work done at home.
R. R. Riley. S. Broad street
Mrs.
HARDING RESIGNS AS
SENATORJROM OHIO
Retirement to Take Effect Six
Weeks Before Inau
guration. Marlon, O. President-elect Harding
resigned aa aenalor from Ohio, for
warding hi letter of resignation to
Columbus for action of th newly elect
ed republican governor, Harry Tu Da
via, who assumed office Monday.
Mr. Harding made January IS tb
effective date of his resignation, or
six weeks before hi Inauguration.
In the interest of national thrift.
Presidentelect Harding requested of
ficials arranging for hla Inauguration
to abandon all plana for an Inaugural
ceremony. .
In a telegram to Mr. McLean,, Mr.'
Harding declared he preferred straply
to take the oath of office, deliver a
brief address and then take tip s
duties. He said it would make Itk
position very unhappy If tho outlay'
for an elaborate Inaugural created the
Impression of extravagance.
He also telegraphed Senator Knox
of Pennsylvania. In charge of th con-
gresa'.onal end of the plan, suggest
ing that the proposal to erect stand
on th cap! to! ground be abandoned.
This proposal has been the subject of
heated debate In congress.
"CHINA EGG" LAW IS VALID
Cuprem Court 8ay Stat Ha Right
to Require Sign.
Olympla. Wash. The xvcal'ed
"China egg" law, requiring hotels,
restaurants and other places that uee
foreign eggs In the preparation of food,
or that servo foreign eggs, to advine
the public of that fact by a "plainly
readable sign" waa upheld r.a
constitutional In a decision banded
down by the state supremo court.
The decision reverse the ruling of
1he Thurston county superior court -
the suit brought by .Parrott and com
pany, egg importer of San Francisco,
to enjoin the state commissioner of
agriculture and other state official
from enforcing the law. The lower
court granted tho Injunction but the
supreme court ordered It dissolved,
holding the law to be a proper exercis
of tho police power of the state.