Weston: SADER WESTON, OREGON JAN. 28, 1921 - NUMBER 31 VOLUME 43 UNIFORM AUTOMOBILE LAWS ARE AGREED ON 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 Orogoo. RADICAL MEETING STOPPED BY POLICE 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 loader. A largo crowd gathered when tho police atatlonod themselve! at tbo door and rofuiod admittance to tbo hill. No violence waa attempted. ROBBER KILLS POLICEMAN 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 evening. , 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 OREGON NEWS NOTES OF GENERAL INTEREST 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 $250,000 more than ever before. Tho C. K. Spauldlng Logging com pany, which closed It Salem plant last fall, resumed operation! last week., A number of wheat aalra were mode In Athena laat week on the baale price quotation of II 50 per bushel for No. 1 grade. An association which proposes to erect a memorial monument to tho pioneer or Linn county waa organise! at Albany. Pendleton' library circulation dur ing the paat year totaled over 15,000. Tbe branch at Athena bad a circula tion of "1$. 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 FROM "OVER THE HILL 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 weeks. 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 guest. 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 favor 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. OREGON NEWS NOTES OF GENERAL INTEREST 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 force. 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 bull. 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 body. 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 $100000. Seven reservoir per mits were issued covering tbe storage or 3714 acre feet of water. ' LET RUSSIA ALONE, IS WjLSOJI ADVICE Integrity of Ex-Czar'$. 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." BILL CURBING MEAT PAGKERSJS PAGKEQ 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. FARMERS' OFFER ACCEPTED 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. ego.