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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1916)
FORD PEACE UNIT
"Out of Trenches by Christmas"
Slogan Worst Thing of All.
AMERICA DECLARED IN GRAVE DANGER
With One Exception Entire Delegation
Favored Administration's Plans
for National Preparedness.
University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Lamar Tooze, delegate of the Uni
versity of Oregon on Ford's peace ex
pedition, returned here late Thursday
night, firmly convinced that the United
States is in grave danger of becoming
entangled in the great European con
flict, that every citizen should stand
back of President Wilson in his pres
ent programme for preparedness, and
asserting that Henry Ford's peace ex
pedition was neither a success nor
failure. Mr. Tooze is hale and hearty
after a journey of 18,000 miles since
"The worst thing that happened to
the mission was the slogan 'out of the
trenches by Christmas.' Ford himself
knew well enough that this would be
impossible and everyone else knew it,"
said Mr. Tooze.
"The peace cause was weakened,"
the peace delegate continued, "sec
ondly, when Ford failed to get the
representative peace element of the
United States. The expedition was
gotten up in too much hurry. He had
to take those who would go.
"And a sad feature of the affair was
the fact that Madme Schwimmer head
ed the voyage. She meant well but
she was not capable."
Whether the effect of the voyage
will be permanent remains for the fu
ture to show, according to the univer
sity delegate, but he gave his reasons
why the journey is an immediate suc
cess as follows :
"The expedition attracted the pub
licity which it set out to do. I believe
this was the main idea Ford had in
'The support of neutral countries
was enlisted, especially that of Den
mark, Holland and Sweden.
"A permanent neutral conference
was established. Five representatives
from each of the Scandinavian coun
tries and Holland are to meet and
draw up a practical plan for peace.
"The so-called dissension, while
really amusing, was really over a dif
ference of opinion over, national prep
aredness. Colonel S. S. McClure,
noted New York publisher, led the
group that favored the President's
"With only one exception students
favored national preparation. Some
of the others were extreme radicals
for peace, and that's what caused the
trouble. My view was that our nation
should always be prepared to with
stand foreign aggression. Lack of
preparation would be suicidal to the
United States and would place this
country in the same category as inert
China. For this reason I refused to
sign a platform containing opposition
to the preparedness programme. I am
more strengthened in my opinion since
I saw from a distance, it is true the
European situation." .
famous Oregon Artist
Donates Festival Poster
Washington and Oregon will both
receive favorable attention from tour
ists over the country this year as a're-
suit of the beautiful bird's eye view
of the Columbia river with the high
way in the foreground, the feature of
the 1916 Rose Festival poster, soon to
be off the press. The slogan "For You
a Rose in Portland Grows" is strongly
emphasized by the face of an attrac
tive brunette between two large white
The poster was given by Fred G.
fVmnpT. a former Orezon boy. now as
artist of national repute. He gave
the poster last year to incorporate his
father's slogan "The Whole World
Knows the Portland Rose." Mr.
Cooper says the Columbia river from a
scenic view point is one of the great
est advertising assets of both states
and should be exploited far and wide.
The Columbia river highway will be
dedicated opening day of the Rose festival.
Of General Interest
Railroad in Douglas County
Is Held Liable for Taxes
Roseburg In a decree handed down
in the Circuit court here Judge Hamil
ton held that the taxes due from the
land of the,Southern Oregon company
in Douglas county for the year 1909
were collectible, and that the holdings
of the company were subject to sale to
satisfy the delinquent certificates the
same as other lands on which the taxes
were not paid. The unpaid taxes
amount to about $30,000.
Suit was brought against the South
ern Oregon company several months
ago to compel them to pay the taxes
due on their lands in this county for
the year 1909. An answer was filed
by the Southern Oregon company in
which it was denied that the taxes
were a lien against the land, or that
they remained due and unpaid on the
date of reaching delinquency. It was
also alleged by the defense that the
certificates of delinquency were not
filed regularly with the clerk.
Another contention offered by the
defense was that the Federal courts
had decreed that their interest in the
lands did not exceed $2.50 an acre,
while in some instances they were
assessed as high as $20 an acre. The
defense contended this was sufficient
to nullify the entire assessment.
The county attorney offered in ev
dence'the orignial certificates of delin
quency, which Judge Hamilton held
were regular and sufficient to warrant
disposal of the lands for taxes. At
torney John M. Guerin, of counsel for
the Southern Oregon company, an
nounced that he would appeal the case
to the Supreme court. The question
involved in the case are identical with
those of the Oregon & California grant
lands, according to local attorneys.
State Land Board Stands
Firm on Irrigation Project
Salem The Desert Land Board
Wednesday stood by its recent action
in recommending to the government a
further extension of the state's con
tract with the government on the Ben
ham Falls unit of the Central Oregon
Irrigation company's project in Crook
county. At this meeting a copy of a
resolution adopted by the Bend Com
mercial club protesting against any
further extension of the contract was
Embraced in the Benham Falls tract
are about 74,000 acres.
The board decided to send the addi
tonal data furnished by J. E. Morson
regarding the Morson Land company's
project at La Pine, to the department
of the Interior. The board is favor
able to granting Morson a three years'
extension on his contract with the
state, as he desires, but the Federal
land department so far has refused to
give the state an extension on its con
tract until Morson supplies more in
formation. County Assessors of State
Hold Convention at Salem
Salem Through the passage' of the
county high school tuition fund law,
thousands of children in Oregon are
now able,' to attend high school where
before this was not possible because
of the parents' inability to bear the
expense, J. A. Churchill, superinten
dent of public .instruction, told the
county assessors of the- state. The as
sessors began a three-day session and
conference with the State Tax com
mission here Wednesday at the state
house. Tax Commissioner Eaton is
chairman of the conference.
Superintendent Churchill praised the
new high school tuition fund law in
his address, declaring that officials of
the United States Bureau of Education
at Washington, D. C, considered Ore
gon's law the best ever passed in the
interest of secondary education.
Following an address by B. F. Keen
ey, of Lane county, on "Assessment
of Motor Vehicles," Commissioner
Galloway declared that automobiles
ought to be taxed according to their
Timber Saving Is Great;
Salem In the protection of pri
vately owned timber in Oregon statis
tics given in the reports of State For
ester Elliott indicate that great
progress has been made in the last six
When the new forestry code was en
acted, in 1911, and the compulsory fire
patrol law, in 1913, a reduction in fire
losses throughout the timbered sec
tions at once was effected. In 1910
$1,640,997 worth of timber was de
stroyed in Oregon. Last year it to
taled only $9333.
The total loss in the five years end
ing with the close of last year was
$96,620. This is less than one-six
teenth of the loss sustained from fires
in 1910, the last years under the old
Drinker Defies Court.
Baker Facing a sentence of 50 days
and a fine of $65, imposed by Justice
of the Peace Hubbard, because he re
fused to tell where he got the liquor
that made him drunk in Baker last
month, Charles Blackwell will demand
that he be released. His attorney, an
nounced that he will file a writ of
habeas corpus. The state and national
constitutional right of refusal to tes
tify except under a guarantee of com
plete immunity will be made the basis
for the writ. If necessary the case
may be carried to the Supreme court.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Portland Wheat Blucstem, $1.07
per bushel; fortyfold, 97c; club, 96c;
red Fife, 95c; red Russian, 94c.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
$17.50(ii18.60 per ton; valley timothy,
$14(tf16; alfalfa, $1920; oats and
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $23.50
per ton; shorts, $26; rolled barley $31
Corn Whole, $37 per ton; cracked,
Vegetables Artichokes, $1.10Crf!l.30
per dozen; tomatoes, California, $1.76
(a 2 per crate; cabbage, $1.601.75 per
hundred; garlic, 12Jc per pound; pep
pers, 20(i,25c; eggplant, 25c; sprouts,
8f(i9c; horseradish, 8Jc; cauliflower,
$1.25 per dozen; celery, $4.76 per
crate; beans, 1012Jc per pound; let
tuce, $2.402.60 per crate; peas, 8(ffi:
10c per pound; cucumbers, $1.60Z
Green Fruits Grapes, $45 per
barrel; cranberries, $11.
Potatoes Oregon, $12.50 2 per
sack; Yakimas, $1.85; sweets, $2.75
3 per hundred.
Onions Oregon, buying price, $2
f. o. b. shipping point.
Apples Spitzenbergs, extra fancy,
$2.25; fancy, $2; choice, $1.251.50;
Jonathans, extra fancy, $1.50; fancy,
$1.25; choice, $1; Yellow Newtowns,
extra fancy, $2; fancy, $1.75; choice,
$1 1.25; Baldwins, extra fancy,
$1.50; fancy, $1.25; choice, $1; rus
sets, orchard run, $1.
Eggs Jobbing prices: Oregon
ranch, candled, 40c per dozen; un
Poultry Hens, small, 1516c per
pound; large, 1617c; small springs,
1415c;' turkeys, live, 1820c; dress
ed, choice, 24(g;25c; ducks, 1315c;
Butter Creamery prints, extras,
34c per pound; firsts, 32c; seconds,
30c. Butterfat, No. 1, 32c; No. 2, 30c.
Veal Fancy, 12c per pound.
Pork Fancy, 9c per pound.
Hops 1915 crop, 9i 121c per
Wool Eastern Oregon, 18(i:H5c per
pound; valley, 2526c; fall lambs'
wool, 25c; mohair, Oregon, 28c.
Cascara Bark Old and new, 3j4c
Cattle Choice steers, $7.Z57.75;
good, $6.757; medium, $6.50(0.6.75;
choice cows, $5.50 6.50; medium,
4.755.20; heifers, $46.40; bulls,
$2.504.50; stags, $35.25.
Hogs Light, $7.258; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $67.25; ewes,
$4.256.65; lambs, $78.55.
Coast Hop Prices Take
Jump in London Market
Portland More interest is being
shown in the hop market than at any
time since the recent deals were com
pleted by the Oregon Hopgrowers' as
sociation. Prices have not been ad
vanced, but the market is on a very
The sharp advance in the London
market, cabled the first of the week,
of 10 shillings a hundredweight, equal
to about 21 cents a pound on Pacific,
confirms advices lately received of the
strengthening of the market abroad,
due to a reduction of English stocks.
Local exporters report no increase in
orders from the other side, but antici
pate an improved demand.
The Bagley crop of 427 bales at
Hillsboro was bought by the F. S.
Johnson company. The price was not
made public. The same firm bought
59 bales from Charles Leith, of Wood
burn, and a number of other lots at
Woodburn, aggregating 200 bales, in
cluding the crops of Whitney, Lemry,
Crosby, McCormick, Dubois and Kil
len. The prices of the Woodburn lots
ranged from 9 to 10 cents.
Apple Shipment Made.
Hood River, Or. The first shipment
of Hood River apples since Monday,
January 31, left here this week. Wil
mer Sieg, sales manager of the Apple
Growers' association, said he has been
unable to fill orders because of the
snow. With the weather breaking
every effort to clean up the stock will
Reports from growers in all parts of
the valley intimate ho damage from
the thawing of the snow.
Local officials, however, have no en
couragement as to exports of fruit for
the coming season or for heavy sales
of late export apples. The Fruit and
Vegetable Producers and Distributors'
joint committee, a London organiza
tion, is now engaged in a gigantic
campaign to educate English people to
use only home-grown vegetables and
fruits. The local association has re
ceived from London a circular letter,
issued by the organization, which
"This committee has obtained the
support and co-operation of many kin
dred associations keenly interested in
the growth and distribution of British
fruits and vegetables, and the joint
committee is now actively engaged in
advocating an increased consumption
of these products."
Change I Smallest In Years.
Portland Owine to the strains in
cident to the annual settlements, some
expansion in the country's business
mortality invariably occurs during Jan
uary, yet the numerical change in
commercial failures last month was
the smallest noted in several years.
As reported to R. G. Dun & Co., there
were 2009 insolvencies, with an indebt
edness of $25,863,286, against 170 for
$19,605,274 in December, 2848 for
$49,640,575 a year ago, 1857 in 1914
for $39,374,347 and 1814 in 1913,
when the liabilities were $22,972,769.
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This remarkable and historical picture shows Peter, king of Serbia, seated on an ox-drawn cart, on his way out
of the country tor which he fought so bravely. The vehicle used as a royal coach had been an ammunition wagon.
These German troops on the eastern front evidently do not mind a
hot rations at a field kitchen. In the background are transport wagons.
RESCUERS OF MANY ARMENIANS
United States Consul and Mrs. Jesse B. Jackson In the parlor ot the
American consulate at Aleppo, Syria. The Armenians say that It was solely
owing to the energetic action of Mr. Jackson, who adopted a strong atti
tude with the Turkish military authorities, that thousands of Armenian
lives tn Aleppo and In the surrounding regions were saved. Mrs. Jackson
Is a great favorite In the highest social circles In Aleppo. During the mas
eacres of the Armenians, the rooms at the American consulate were packed
with Christians. Mr. Jackson's home Is In Paulding, O.
try " rrz' , 'S'ns&
Photograph ot the sinking ot the
which was destroyed by ths Turks
abandoned by Its crew.
OF SERBIA GOING
DO NOT WORRY THE
SUNK BY TURKS
British torpedo-boat destroyer Louis
after It had stranded and had been
Mr If t
jr " . .a
snowstorm, for they are enjoying their
LEADER OF MONTENEGRINS
This is General Martlnovlch, the 89
tute military leader ot the Montene
grins who opposed the plan ot sur
rendering to the Austrians and took
command of the troops that sought to
make their way to safety through Al
SMOKE FROM HIS CAPTOR
This six-year-old Serbian youngster,
a prisoner In a German detention
camp, Is happy regardless ot the fact
that the whereabouts of his parents
are unknown. His costume is a non
descript one, being made up ot "sawed
oft" trousers and cast off appareL
The sardine catch in Europe has
been a great failure.
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