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Friday, Juno 30, 1922
Published Every Friday bv
Z. C. KIMBALL.
One Year $150
Six Months 75
THE STRONG AGAINST THE WEAK
With unlimited financial resources and great power
of authority, the federal reserve bank of San Francisco
has been abusing that privilege by stooping to practices
in its relations with some of the little dinkey non
member banks of the district that causes a blush of
shame. It has been another case of where those in the
seats of the mighty have attempted to coerce the
weak sisters. Independence is confronted with a like
situation in its relation with the highway commission.
The federal reserve bank has insisted that non-member
banks of the district forget about exchange in making
remittances to that bank. It was an arbitrary rule made
by the federal reserve bank. The little state bank at
Brookings, Coos county, insisted upon charging its cus
tomary exchange of one tenth of one percent In order
to make it as unpleasant and uncomfortable for the
Brookings bank as possible a special representative was
sent there by the federal bank, collections were sent to
him. Accumulating as much paper as possible he would
present it and demand instant cash payment. Fine
business methods for our great federal reserve system.
It seems that the Brookings bank officials had red blood.
They went into the courts and the bank was granted a
fomnnrarv ininnrtion arrainst the federal bank, and the
other day in Portland, Judge Wolverton in United States
circuit court made this injunction permanent and took
the occasion to condemn in no uncertain terms the co
ercion practices of the federal reserve bank.
As to whether the policy of charging exchange is a
sound business principle may be open to discussion.
There are many good bankers who contend that it is
not good business to do so. This is not the point in this
matter. It is rather the case of a nation wide institution
attempting to force a little bank to come to its assistance
In spite of the fact that these are times when increased
taxation is not generally looked upon with favor, Dallas
added $22,000 to its school budget for the coming year.
A part of this, $4500, is for a fund to build a gymna
sium, and the balance is necessary to meet increases
in the expenses of operating the school. There was a
divided opinion over the question, however, the vote
being 92 for and 89 against the project.
TOOZE WILL BE ACTIVE
OREGON NEWS 'rfOTES
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
In selecting Walter Tooze, Jr., to head the republican
state organization distinction is accorded to one of the
faithful party workers. Consistently republican all his
life and active in politics since he cast his first vote,
there will be no sleeping at the post by Mr. Tooze. The
Enterprise is of the opinion that he has a man s size job
on his hands but knows no one who is more capable of
handling it. . .
It must be admitted that there are murmunngs of
dissatisfaction in republican circles over the outcome of
the primary. There's going to be considerable staffing
when it comes to the election unless there is something
to change sentiment.
The religious question is going to be a factor and so
is economics. Party lines are torn asunder and to cement
the fragments between now and November will require
vprv thorough careful work and the elimination of the
"bonehead" statements which characterized the pn
Like many others you are planning a trip into the great out
doors, and trying to decide on that vacation spot.
Let us assist by providing you with a copy of our 1922
"Oregon Outdoors" Folder. It is beautifully illustrated and brim
ming full of details, about resorts in Western Oregon.
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Tillamook County Beaches
Crater Lake National Park
Oregon's Forest. Lake, River and Mountain Resorts
Oregon Caves National Monument
Shasta Mountain Resorta Yosemite National Park
For fares, train schedules, beautiful folders, or other particulars,
Southern Pacific Lines
John M. Scott,
General Passenger Agent
Work has begun on the highway be
tween Itarrishurg and Junction City.
The Silvertou schools have pussed
from secondary o first class schools.
Re-establishing the mall route be
tween Canyon City und Burns Is now
Mrs. Horace Richards la tho first
woman ever to be chairman of a Bend
Fourteen applicants, all of whom
were women, took the state teachers'
examination at FosbII.
Many improvements la Mount Angol
during the last few months indicate a
rapidly progressing town.
Sale of J123.000 worth of street-Improvement
bonds was authorized by
the Klamath Falls city council.
Dr. C W. Lassen of Pendleton was
elected president of the Oregon state
board of veterinary examiners.
A city manager plan of government
for St. Helens is proposed in a charter
amendment now being drafted.
The Hood River 1922 apple crop bids
fair to be one of the cleanest and larg
est sized harvested la recent years.
Citizens of Condon at a special elec
tion last week voted, about 20 to one,
to authorize an issue of water bonds.
The longshoremen's strike, which
has been in progress since April 23 on
Portland's waterfront has been settled.
The contract for rebuilding Happy
Canyon in Pendleton, wrecked by the
heavy snows of last winter, has been
Plans for the new highway bridge at
Winchester, north of Roseburg, have
been laid before the Douglas county
The proposal to merge two Oregon
City banks, the bank of Oregon City
and the bank of Commerce, has been
The city council of Redmond has
posted street improvement notices
which call for more than five miles of
Oregon will be well represented at
the annual convention of the National
Education association to be held la
Boston July 1 to 8.
Bernard O. Kempfer of Rye Yalley,
Or., has been appointed postmaster at
Rainbow Mine, a new office establish
ed in Malheur county.
Contract has been let and work
started on a new three-story dormitory
on the campus of the girls' college of
the Eugene Bible university.
George Quayle, secretary of the Ore
gon State Chamber of Commerce, has
submitted his resignation to the board
of directors of that organization.
Resumption of work on a projected
rallwav line between Klamath Falls
and Bend has been undertaken in a
modest way, according to R. E. Stra
horn. Work on the construction of a diver
sion dam in the- I)eschutes river and
a canal to carry water to the Tumalo
feed canal is expected to be started by
The general upward trend in the
lumber business of the Pacific Coast
has already resulted in the boosting e-f
the price of box shooks from 13 to 15
Crater Lake hotel has changed
hands. A. L. Parkhurst has sold his
interest in the concession without res
ervation, to the Crater Lake National
George A. White, adjutant general of
Oregon, was promoted" from colonel to
brigadier general In the national guard
at Camp Lewis, according to advices
received from camp.
Two hundred members of the Knight
of Pythias lodges of Central Oregon
ottonriori the decree work stassd on
the top of Pilot Butte in Bend, the first j groceryman
flwiirhlnir of automobile
plates has become a common offense
among unscrupulous motorists In Ore
gon. During June a total of twenty,
nine arrests were made by officers of
tho state traffic department for this
C A. Sloat. Oakvlllo. Llun county,
school teacher, was "dressed In" at the
state penitentiary after having pleaded
guilty to assaulting two small Sulem
girls and being immediately sentenced
to two life terms iu prison by Jud8
Percy R. Kelly.
Three hundred petitions providing
for 100 names each were put in circu
lation by tho state headquarters of
the American Legion through all local
Costs, seeking to have placed on tho
November ballot an Initiative net en
titled "antl allen land ownership bill."
The Hosewell mineral springs prop
erty, once one of tho state's most fa
mous resorts, has been purchased by
a Roseburg company which will pro
coed at once to restore the baths and
develop a modem resort wttlch Is ex
pected to become Immediately popular.
Orepon will receive approximately
$3,000,000 for road Improvement work
from tho federal government during
the next three years under the terms
of tho transportation bill juBt signed
hy President Harding, according to
Herbert Nunn, state highway engineer.
Tragedy marred tho Portland Hose
Festival marine parade, when H. B.
Conroy.boatswaln's mate aboard the
battleship Connecticut, fell overboard
from his vessel's entry in the parade
and was drowned In the river a few
feet below tho draw span of tho Morrison-street
Eight crews, all said to be employed
by the same interests, have begun
cruising as many separate tracts of
timber in the Nehalem valley. Who
the crews represent Is not known but
the extensive cruising Is believed to
be the forerunner of the sale of some
large holdings of tlmberlands In that
Through action of the national geo
graphic board, made known In a letter
received at Bend Commercial club
headquarters, the name of John V.
Todd, early pioneer of central Oregon.
rAPPlves a nermanent place on the
scenic map of the state. Lost lake
has ceased to be. Todd lake takes
When the period for filing applica
tions with the state bonus and loan
commission expired, a totul of 31,971
ex-service men had applied for loans
and cash bonuses. No further appli
cations will be. accepted. Cash appli
cations received total 18.287. repre
senting 33,528,589.70, and application
for loans number 13.687, requesting
loans In the amount of $33,751,400. j
At a special meeting of the C'anby .
city council, an ordinance providing
for the collection of a license fee from
all stage companies stopplsg In Canby,
was passed. The license fee was not
set by the councllmen, but probably
will be at the first meeting In July.
The fact that the stages will be charg
ed a fee when stopping here has arous
ed public interest. A number of busi
ness .men have expressed disapproval
of the ordinance.
According to a statement Issued by
Clyde G. Huntley, 67,640 personal In
come tax returns, representing net In
come of $193,652,281 and normal and
surtax of $6,649,011, were filed In the
Oregon office of the Internal revenue
collector for the calendar year of 1920.
These flgares show 17,977 more re
turns filed that In 1919, and a total
net increase In Income of $27,411,675,
but a decrease of $1,583,426 In tax col
lected in Oregon.
George Potter, St. Helens city mar
shal and Cal Hoffmlller, deputy mar
shal and city traffic officer, pleaded
guilty in City Recorder Godfrey's court
to charges of disorderly conduct, and
were fined $10 each. Tho fines were
the result of the fistic buttle In the
McBrldge school shed In Went St.
Helens between Officer Hoffmlller and
E. E. Dewey Harrison, St. Helens
The fight was refereed
CRe Tndcpctidcitcc Hate! Batm
Member Federal Reserve System
Safe Deposit Rvia fnr T?m
ft successful bii$incf career of ever $o years
Officers find Directors
II. Hirschberg, Pres. (j. A. McLaughlin,Vico Pres.1
I. D. Mix, Cashier, it R. Wolfe, Asst. Cashier
W. H. Walker D. V. Sears Otis D. Butler
INC UKASE IN Nt'MBKKS:
DKCKKASK IN INCOME
outdoor initiation held in Central Ore-I Marshal Potter.
I Anneals in four of the frlenrllv milt.
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slon to test angles of the bonus law
were filed with the supreme court un
der a' stipulation which provides for
the argument of all four cases at the
same time. Points involved in the
four'aults include the right of a mother
of a deceased ex-service man to parti
cipate In the bonus benefits, the right
of an ex-service man to Invest his
bonus loan' in business stocks and the
question as to whether bonus money
was to be regarded as part of the es
tate of a deceased ex-service man or
went to the widow as a personal gift.
David F. West, 70, a farmer, shot
and killed C. M. Kendall, sheriff of
Linn county, and the Rev. Roy Healy,
pastor of the Albany First Christian
churoh, at West's ' farm home near
riaumew, wnere tney Had gone to'
look for an illicit still, concerning
which the sheriff had received in
formation. Relatives of West tele
phoned the new of what bad occurred
and a posse of officers and oltlieni
gathered and surrounded -the house.
Weet' thereupon bade alt wife a gqod
bye, Which he tola her would be hU
last, sent her to the home of a netgfc
feor and then shot and killed hbntelt
Forty-six work horses were burned
to death In the stables of James Lyons,
a Portland contractor, 222 Union
avenue, Friday night in a blaze that
did comparatively little damage other
wise. Alleged failure to enforce prohibi
tion laws, and general inefficiency on
the part of Ole Nelson, sheriff of Clat
sop county,' are said to be the basis of
petitions asking a special election to
recall the sheriff.
Tom Christensen, 38, prominent
farmer and stockman, was Instantly
killed at Haines when a hay derrick
ie was moving came in contact with
high voltage line of the Weetern
Oregon Light & Power company.
Otis Patterson has resigned aa one
of the board of appraisers for Grant
county, representing the world 'war
veterans' state aid commission for
Oregon. E. B. Moore of John Day has
been recommended as bis successor.
J. C. Stevens, engineer for the Kla
math Drainage district, filed with the
state engineer tentative plans by
which the . district expects .to Issue
bonds In the sum of $80,000 and to de
velop aproimtely 37,000 acres of
The number of Federal personal
come tax returns for the calend
year ended December 31, 1920, fil.
in Oregon was 67,640, representi
net income amounting- to $193,652,"
and tax (normal tax and sur tax)
As compared with 1919, the ulx
figures show a growth of 17,977
returns filed, as well as in increase
tho total net income amounting
$27,411,675 but a decrease in the t
Tho proportion of the population o
the United States who filed persona
income tax returns for the calondaw
year -nded December 31 1920, wr
0.85 percent: whereas the proportiofl
of the population of Oregon ftlinJj
returns wss 8.G3. The average nt
income Mr return for the Unit
t i ti
.states was i;uv.w, wncreas iv
Oregon it wan $2,862.98 snd the ire
rage amount of the personal tocom
tax per return in the United 5Utt
was $148.08, while for Oregon itw.
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