The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946, January 28, 1921, Image 1

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JAN. 28, 1921
Lights, Brakes tnd Speed Reg
illations to Be Same In
Northwest SUtei.
Portland, Or. Automobile lights,
brake end speed consumed a large
part or th lluie of th joint logislatlv
conference br of th road commit
tee of (bo Oregon and WMblngtoo
legislatures, which waa called mii
suit of tbo meeting of secretaries of
(alt several wHhi tin when uniform
Iroliie regulatlone for lb Paclflo
Northwest wer discussed.
Tb committee will c-ffer duplicate
bllli Id th respeallv legislature oo
that driver In on (( will not b
violating lb U'l of neighboring
Uto when tourlni. It w finally de
cided that rch utomobUe mut die
play at night two headlight and r4
rear light. Tbo headlights must be
wt too foot ahead and reveal object
lit foot ahead and 10 foot on either
Id On tbo bra to propoottloB tboro
. waa dlffrne of opinion.
Tbo opd limit will remain at 10
mile, alt bough oomo favored an In
eroaaa to IS mile.
Thooo sttendlng tbo conference ,wr
Chairman Wright, or tbo roado and
highways eommlttoo of tbo house In
tbo Oregon lrllalnro; Rpreeptatlv
Cartor and Korelf and Senator Robert
oon, of Oregon: Senator Hall and Sen
ator Carlyon and Repree-nlatlvea Hub
bol and Wolf, of Wa'ahlngioo; S. F.
Spencer, rrom ho secretary of otato'o
off!. Washington. Douglas Bholor. of
tbo Western Waahngton Aotomobllo
Club, and Secretary of But Koaor of
Tortland. Or. A ieheduld meeting
of tbo Union Liberty league, aald by
tbo polleo to bo a radical organliailon,
waa slopped and thlrtoon members of
tbo lesgua worn arrested by police wbo
worn sUUoned at tbo ontraneo of
Columbia ball, arrow tho atroel from
police headquarters Sunday night
Fallowing tho arrest of tho alleged
roda. Mayor Poker announced that bo
would pormlt no mooting! of radical
societies. '
Tbo mooting wa to have boon ad
dressed by Elmor Smith. Contrail at
torney, who waa ono of tho defend
ant! at Montesano, but waa acquitted,
and Ragnar Johanson, Seattle radical
A largo crowd gathered when tho
police atatlonod themselve! at tbo door
and rofuiod admittance to tbo hill.
No violence waa attempted.
Deaporado Shot In Attempt of Pol loo.
to Make Arrest
Seattle, Wain. Detective Jamea
O'Brien li dead, two patrolmen were
fatally Injured. John Smith, bandit, la
In tho city jail allghtly wounded, and
Dean Carman, byatandor, 1a In tho
hoepltal with two bullet bolea In bla
lor, aa tbo roault of a bandl battle on
Seattle atroota.
Patrolmen W. T? Anglo and Noll N.
McMillan aro.lho two wounded of
ficer!. They were hit when Smith sud
denly opened flro on them near Broad
way and Harrlaon atroota oarly In tho
, Dectlro O'Brien aa killed and Car
man wat wounded and Smith captured
about on hour later In front of tbo
Hogo tulldlng at Second avenue and
Cherry itreet
Pilot Rock Flro Cauaea $140,000 Lota.
Pendleton, Or. Fire of undetermin
ed origin deetroyed the Pilot Rock Elo
rator company'! warehouse, contain
ing more than 100.000 buihele of grain
nd aeveral carloada of salt, mill food
and aimllar merchandise, an estimat
ed total damage or $140,000. The
warehouse and Ita content! were own
ed by tho Pilot Rock Elevator com
pany, a co-operative organliailon comA
poeed or practically all the farmer! of
tbo Pilot Rock dtatrlct.
Revlaed Primary Law Bill Appear.
Bolae, Idaho. Tho direct primary
bill made Ita appearance In the house
of representatives Monday. It la aald
by tb authora of the measure that
It la virtually tho old primary law
restored, though modified to remove
tho weaknosa discovered In the former
act which led to Ita repeal two yeara
Principal Events of the Week
. Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
A caae of amallpoi ha developed at
Fort Klamath and the botel la quar
antined. The Wlllauloa'hlgb booletudnt
body la planning to visit the legisla
ture aoon.
Klamath county banks bare agreed
to finance customers who dlr to buy
registered stock.
First steps towards organisation or
a push of Veterans of Foreign War
have been taken at Albany.
During 1J0 411.411 tone crossed out
over tbo Cooa Ray bar. tb value of
the sblpmenta being $.745,$10.
Tbla year's taiee In Cooa county will
aggregate neyly $1,500,000. which la
$250,000 more than ever before.
Tho C. K. Spauldlng Logging com
pany, which closed It Salem plant
last fall, resumed operation! last week.,
A number of wheat aalra were mode
In Athena laat week on the baale price
quotation of II 50 per bushel for No. 1
An association which proposes to
erect a memorial monument to tho
pioneer or Linn county waa organise!
at Albany.
Pendleton' library circulation dur
ing the paat year totaled over 15,000.
Tbe branch at Athena bad a circula
tion of "1$.
Tb Foster Lumber company mill at
Rltner. In Polk county, will reeum
operation la about 10 daya with a fuU
force or men.
Tbe Albany Cooperative Creamery
company during laat year made 544.000
pounds or butter and did $111,000
worth of business.. ,
College registration at Oregon Agri
cultural college now totala 1407, aa
compared with $350 at tbe tod or tb
second term laat year.
Charles Brown, wbo escaped fros.
tb prison flu field at Salem In 11B,
haa been captured In Seattle and will
be returned to Salem.
Tbe recent high water In Linn coun
ty accomplished ono beneficial result
In that tbe floods directly and Indi
rectly destroyed hundreds of rodent.
Alice II. Rlen of the Northweet dlvl
alon of tho Red Croaa haa arrived la
Roseburg and will remain In Dougla
county permanently aa health Inatruo
tor. Since March,. 1117, when tbe Inter
state bridge at Portland waa opened
to traffic, It net returna to Multno
mah county bavo aggregated $614.
(21.1$. Farmer or the vicinity held a meet.
Ing at Nysaa laat week and petitioned
tbe banks to extend loana and credit
ao that they may bo enabled to pur
chase seed.
Medford la to have ono of the beet
motor apeedwaya on tb Pacific coast
aa a part of the new- county fair
ground to be laid out on the outiktru
or the city.
Mlaa Katie Mluert, who at the No
vember election waa elected treaaurer
of Morrow county without opposition,
has presented her resignation to the
county court
During the. recent high water ap
proximately 10,000 yard! or earth wai
washed down on tbo Roseburg-Myrtle
Point highway, doing .tbouaande f
dollar In damage
Owing to tho drop In the price of
cattle and the high price of material,
tho $15,000 alfalfa meal mill recently
completed at Nyssa will not begin op
erations for ome time.
Two big slides on the Lewis Clarke
railroad In Clatsop county have block
ed all trafflo on tU road, and th
opening of tbe logging camps will b
delayed for some time.
About 140 skilled and unskilled
worker gathered at Hood River re
cently for tho purpose of forming labor
union and taking out charter from
the Federation or Labor.
About $000 acre or desert landa la
Harney and Malheur countle In tbo
Vale and Burna land districts will be
open to public homestead entry from
February 15 to March 17.
Daniel Webster Crlgler, aged $4
yeara. died at McMlnnvllle last week.
Mr. Crlgler waa a veteran or the In
dian ware and participated in many
engagement with tho scouts or Buf
falo Bill.
The better slree eampagln In Kit
math county recently passed the S00
mark. More- than that number have
agreed In writing to breed all live
stock kept on their farms to pure bred
Ire only.
f tndetennmte Sentence
Mr. and Mrs. Jamea Stunrii were
up from Pendleton iumlay evening
and spent the night with relatives.
Leon Miller, who recently moved
back to Athena from Weston, is con
ducting a small repair shop at hi
homo on tho West Side.
Fred Flint haa returned fmm a trip
to Arixona and California points, lis
left Athena several weeks ago with
Tom Johnson. Ho parted with Tom in
Ar'xona, where the latter baa mining
interests. .
The stcelhead are running and th
only thituj that keeps "Bob" Proudflt
and his brother anglers away from
them ia tho high stage of water in
tho Umatilla.- But some day the riv
er will be low and clear, and then
oh, hoy!
O. O. Stephens, M. L. and I!. I.
-Watts, Raymond Gcissel and Dean
Dudley depopulated the Cold Springs
neighborhood of some 300 jack rab
btt. Wednesday of this week.
Oscar Cutler, resident state engi
neer, has charge of the work of wide
ning the highway at a point ono mile
cast of Saxo station.
Mr. Bert Ramsay is ill at her borne
on Third street with tho prevailing
grip. Miss Pearl has recovered after
a couple of weeks illness.
Enough cars have been donated to
convey tho entire student 'body and
faculty to Weston Friday evening,
at which time the boys and girls
basket ball teams of Athena will play
Weston'a crack teams.
A Pendleton paper states that a
citizen of that town has young chicks
a week old. Mrs. Burden goes the
Pendleton fancier aeveral better. One
of her biddies has been clucking to
a healthy brood for the last four
Mrs. Jerry Stono left for Los Ang
eles, being called by tho death of her
father, J. Vf. Perringer, former well
known resident of Adams vicinity.
Mr. Stono was joined in Pendleton
by ono brother, and in Portland by
another, both of whom accompanied
her to Los Angeles.
A baby girl was born last Friday
to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson of
Milton. The mother, formerly Miss
Pearl Pinkerton, is in a aerious con
dition and was taken this week to
a Walla Walla hospital for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Emmel and
Mrs. Margaret Rabb entertained at
"&00" Wednesday evening at the Em
mol residence in the south part of
town. Six table! accommodated the
guosts. Tho high score of the even
ing went to Mr. Harry Warren, and
Mr. Arnold Wood received the con
solation prixe. Dancing and refresh
ments' were also enjoyed by the
L. A. 'Wheeler, who' farms the
Rush place northwest of Athena, was
thrown from a ,wagon ' one day this
week with the result that his shoul
der was dislocated. As Mr. Wheeler
tilts tho seeks at 270 pounds, his
fall was some jolt, to say the least.
Helix vs. Athena.
Had tho Athena Boy quintet play
ed as snappy a game in the first half
of the session they had with Helix
last Friday evening, as they did in
tho last half, a more than break-even
event could be chronicled her. But
they didn't.
The girla won over their Helix op
ponents by tho safe margin of 20 to
11. The girls played fast from tho
very start of the game, Beulah Bani
ster throwing three goals and three
foula and Audra Winship three goals
in the first half, running up the score
13 to 3. In tho second half, Athena
made seven points and Helix eight,
the game ending 20 to 11 in Athena's
By superior pausing and faster
floor work, Helia boys got the edge
on Athena in the first half when they
made 17 points to Athena' eight,
put in the second half, stunning
good basket ball waa played by the
locajs and Helix was played to a
fraxzle. The half ended with Athe
na 13, Helix 14. Totals. Helix 31;
Athena 21.
Grant Prestbye refereed the two
'games; Will Potts was time-keeper
and George Winship waa scorer, r.
Violated Hi Bond.
Johnny Rothrock, who haa before
figured in tho Athena police court
records, and who a couple of years
ago was placed under $250 bonds to
keep the peace, again faced Judge
Richards Monday morning .and drew
a fine of $100 and five daya in the
city jail, and revocation of his auto
mobile driver's license until Septem
ber 1, 1921. "
Rothrock was arrested Sunday
night at the Cartano boarding house
by Officer Stone, on complaint made
by Miss Edra Cartano. However,
Miss Cartano's allegations did not
enter materially into the testimony
at the hearing, nor influenced the
Court in determining Rothrock's fine.
To the contrary, Rothrock was fined
for not keeping within the condit
ions of his peace bond, it being shown
to the Court's satisfaction that the
defendant had violated his bond by
driving his automobile while intoxi
cated; had refused to appear in court
for misdemeanor on demand of May
or Barrett, and on a later occasion
being the aggressor in a street fight.
After spending one night in jail,
the jail sentence was revoked on pay
ment of fine by Rothrock's mother.
Eyeshade Cause of Burned Face.
George Winship suffered severe
burns to ' his nose and the lids of
one eye, when a celluloid eyeshade
caught fire from a match George was
using to light hi pipe. The burning
celluloid sputtered down in Mr. Win
ship's face despite his efforts, to re
move the shade, and when the burns
were dressed, it was discovered that
the nose was serious blistered, but
fortunately the eye escaped with the
lesser injury.
Saturday and Sunday Program.
' The Standard 'Theatre offer two
excellent pictures for Saturday and
Sunday nights' program. Wiliam S.
Hart, in "The Testing Block," comes
Saturday night. Thia picture was
but recently screened in Portland, and
ia Hart's latest production. "Under
Crimson Skies," said to be anunusual
and appealing picture will be shown
Sunday night. On Saturday night
week, the big super-special, "Beneath
the Surface," featuring Hobart Bos
worth, in a splendid story of the sea,
will be the first of a new series of
big picture offering to be essayed by
the Standard. , -
Gave Stag Dinner. .
Dick Thompson and Marion Han
sell entertained a number of their
friends at a stag dinner last Friday
evening at the Thompson homo in
this city. Mrs. Thompson, assisted
by - Mrs. K re tier, served a splendid
dinner of five courses. The guests
were Messers Alex Mclntyre, W. R.
Taylor, ,F. B. Boyd, R. B. McEwen,
W. P. Littlejohn, F. S. LeGrow, O. O.
Stephens and Ray Logan.
September 22, 23 and 24 have been
fixed aa the dates for the next Pen
dleton Round Up.
Principal" Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
A new aysUm of road signs baa been
planned for Hood River county. The
county court has appropriated I'.CJ
for tbe work and the Hood River Auto
motive Dealers' association will co-operate
In placlna; tbe eigne.
Tbe tescbers of Portland sent a peti
tion to tbe Oregon lcglslatore'laat
week urging that no change be m,ide
In tbe present tenure of office law.
The petition waa algned by 1191 teach
er! of tbe 1367 In the Portland school
Land fits In Lake county aa to
adaptability for sugar beet growlnr.
conducted by the Nevada-Californla-Oregoa
railroad company and the
Hpreckela Sugar company, have been
reported upon by the loiter company
and' tbe results were declared satisfac
tory. Wool grower of eight weetern Ore
gon counties organized tbe Oregon
Wool and Mohair Co-operative associ
ation, at a meeting held In the com
munity bouse In Albany. Tbe plaa
la to enlist wool grfiwers In a pool and
ell the wool crop on a co-operative
m At the close or a three-day trial,
George W. Howard, 23-year-old Mal
heur county boy, waa convicted by a
trial jury at Vale of murder In the
first degree for bis confessed killing
of George R. Sweeney, Vale tailor and
clothing salesman. Tbe verdict car
ries the death penalty with It
Telegrams were sent by E. H. Gule,
speaker of tbe lower house of tbe
Washington legislature, asking that
joint road and bridge aub-commlttees
or tbe Oregon and Idaho legislature
meet with a similar committee of the
JIVashington legislature at Portland
Saturday to discus automobile license
fees and other subject pertaining to
motor vehicle legislation.
During the year 1920 a total of 323.
098.841 feet of lumber was loaded on
vessels at the mills in the lower Co
lumbia river district fqr shipment to
various parts of the world. In the
same period 208.361,941 feet of lumber
were loaded at the up-river mills, mak
ing a total of 535.360,782 feet of lum
ber that left the Columbia river in
cargoea during the last IS month.
The Oregon supreme court has de
nied a rehearing in the case brought
by the Union Fishermen's Coopera
tive Packing company and other simi
lar corporations operating on tbe Co
lumbia river to restrain Carl D. Shoe
maker, named. In the complaint as mas
ter fish warden, from enforcing the
law prohibiting fishing with purse
seines within the three-mile limit of
the Pacific ocean.
A. H. Lea, who recently was elected
as secretary of the state fair board,
will accept the position, according to
letters received In Salem. Mr. Lea
served as secretary of the board for
five terms, but resigned last Septem
ber to accept a position In Portland.
At the last meeting of the board, with
out Mr. Lea's knowledge, he waa re
elected by the unanimous voice of th
More moisture 1 stored In the moun
tains ot central Oregon now than at.
any time during the last eight yeara.
The depth of the snow is about normal
but the water content is unusually
high, due to alternate precipitation
ot snow and rain. The outlet of little
Lava lake, headwater of the Des
chutes river. Is running 30 feet wide
and four feet deep, while last year at
this time the channel was dry.
The desert land board agreed to ap
prove a contract covering the aale ot
water by the central Oregon Irrigation
district to reclaim lands Included ia
the Lone Pine irrigation district .The
water necessary for this reclamation
work will be carried through the cen
tral Oregon canal system. The Lone
Pine district comprises approximately
1600 Irrigable acres of land, which He
north of Crooked river In Crook coun
ty. In October, November and December
98 permits were Issued by State En
gineer Cupper covering appropriation
of water from varioua streams and
other source for the Irrigation ot 28,
398 acres ot land, tbe development of
180 ,horee power, domestic, mining,
fiumtng lumber and varloug other pur
posea at an estimated cost or approxi
mately $100000. Seven reservoir per
mits were issued covering tbe storage
or 3714 acre feet of water. '
Integrity of Ex-Czar'$. Empire
ei....ii ar.s r. ui.t.t. J : i
011UUIU nui do fiuiawu. i
-1. '
Says President jr : ;
Washington. "Public and olea"
engagement among tb great power
not to violate or to permit tbe viola
tion of tbe territorial Integrity of Rus
sia is regarded by President Wilson
aa th sine qua aon of aa attempt at
th pacification of Armenia and other
state bordering on the former em
pire. His view are given In a note
transmitted to Paul Hymana, presi
dent of tbe league of nations assembly,
by Acting Secretary of State Davis.
. "Tbe "distressful situation" ot Ar
menia, Invaded by both the Turkish
nationalist and sovgf I only one ee-
tall of the Rum Pan problem, the prt
dent said, and he urged bis conflict! a -,
'that It la only by a general aad'eoia-4
prehenslve treatment of the probfrm,
"only by full co-operation of tbe prin
cipal powers," that a hopeful approach
to tbe pacification and Independence
of Armenia can be found.
The president said he ha never be- 1
lleved that th problem raised by
tbe bolsbevikl coup could be solvd by
outside military actons, and he ex
pressed the hope that the tragical
events'on the Polish front and in the
Crimea have convinced the world that
armed Invasion is not the way to bring
peace to Russia.
The president suggested a "pubUe
and solemn" declaration among the
power to refrain from extending such
aid to the nation bordering on Russia,
declaring that in tbla way responsibil
ity for any new war on the Russia
border would be "clearly placed."
Washington. By a margin of 1$
votes the senate passed tho long
fought bill for federal regulation ' of
the meat packers and other agencies
of the livestock industry.
The vote was 46 to 33. The legisla
tion now goes to the house, with Its
supporters hopeful. A special rule to
expedite house action ia to be sought .
Most democrats supported the bill,
while a majority of the republican
opposed it. The party lineup was 18 ,
republicans and 28 democrat tor pas
sage, with 23 republicans and 10 dem-
ocrats against
All fundamental feature ot th leg
islation as presented by the agricul
tural committee as a substitute for th
original Kenyon-Kendrlck bill were re
tained by the senate.
Only two Important amendment
were passed by the senate before pass
ing the bill. On by Senator Wads
worth, republican. New York, would
Include horses and mules and goat
within the operations of the bill An
other by Senator Pittman. democrat.
Nevada, would exempt all person
whose chief business is in livestock
growing or production ot agricultural
products from the bill's provision.
Hoover Committee Will Distribute
Corn to Needy.
Chicago, 111. The recent offer ot th
farmers ot the Middle West to con
tribute surplus corn tor the relief of
the starving millions ot Europe and
China has been accepted by the Hoover
relief committee and similar organ
izations, according to a message from
the New York office ot the American
Farm Bureau Federation, through '
which the stocks were offered. -
The relief committees expressed th
belief that funds for transporting the
supplies could be raised without dif
ficulty. . s
R. D. Hankie, general secretary of
the American committee tor the China
famine fund, has written President
Howard that 6000 tons can be trans
ported from Tacoma In February, and
expressed hope that the stock. may
be available at that date.
Idaho Mines Show Big Increase.
Boise. Idaho. An Increase of over .'
$13,500,000 in the gross value ot th
.mine products of Idaho In 1920 over
those of 1919 is shown In th report
issued by Robert M. Bell, state miq- .
ing inspector of Idaho. The value v
of the mineral products for 1920 waw
$32,854,857, compared with $19,108,72$"
in 1919, an increase ot $13,746,134, th
report Mid.