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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1919)
IIRND ItUMiKTIN, HKNI), OltKOON, THU118IMY, MAY 12, 10n
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. JKstnbllshwl 1802.
."W nOURRT W. SAWYER
An independent newspaper itnnd
tag (or the square deal, clean busi
ness, clean politics and tlio best In
teresu of Bond and Central Oregon.
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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1919.
AbXnT A BONE DRY RIVER.
On Its faco tho recent announce
ment Yh'al tho reservation of water
by tho stato for Irrigation purposes
made It lmposslblo for the local
power company to proceed with pro
jected electrical development on tho
Deschutes abovo Bend Is merely of
Interest to Irrlgntlonlsta and the Indi
viduals who own tho power com
pany. A closer view, however, shows
' that there is another vitally Inter
ested party, the city of Bendi It
Bccms to us that boforo tho position
of tho stato is completely acquiesced
In the people of the city should con
sider carefully what It means and
decide where their own best interests
As wo understand tho situation,
tho state of Oregon, through Its en
gineer, says that plans nro under
consideration for the use of all the
waters of tho river for irrigation pur
poses, nhil that whoever builds a
power plant on tho river does so at
his own risk, that tho state will per
mit no vested right to accrue from
such construction, and, if and when
all tho water Is taken for Irrigation
and no more comes down the river
to turn the generators of the power
plant, tho people who Invested in that
plant, In this way rendered useless,
will receive no compensation for
Officials of tho Bend Water, Light
& Power Co., faced with this situa
tion, have said that tho company
wished to do nothing that would
interfero with Irrigation develop
ment and have considered placing
their next electrical development
elsewhere. Undoubtedly they were
also led to their decision by an un
willingness, to enter into a contro
versy with tho state. If it Bhould
appear, however, that tho interests
of the public as well as their own de
mand that a fight bo made, and if
the public were ready to back them
tip in their fight, we. imagine they
would bo willing to go in.
Bend is vitally Interested in the
Irrigation development of Central
Oregon. Every plan looking to the
uso of tho waters of the Deschutes
for irrigation purposes has met with
favor here. Only last winter the
Commercial club spent much time
and money In nn ngltatidn for the
Bcnham falls project and has re
ceived with satisfaction tho news
that a government geologist will
como hero this spring to btudy tho
reservoir possibilities of the Benham
Bond Is also vitally Interested in
the uso of tho Deschutes in power
development. Water power hqs al
ways been listed as one of tho town's
great assets. The Deschutes river
has been described as having as
great power possibilities as auy river
In the United 'States. The future of
the city has been linked in the minds
of all with power development on
tho Deschutes river.
In short, tho combined possibilities
of Irrigation and water power have
always been considered as among tho
great assets of the city.
Npw wo are told that tho river is
for irrigation 'only, that there can
bo no power development.
Now this thing is sum: That
electric power will always be sold In
Bend.. So long as sufficient can bo
produced nearby for the needs of the
town it will bo so produced. When
tho demand grows beyond tho point
of local production it will bo produced
elsowhero and brought in on high
power lines. But high power lines
aro costly and since the public util
ity laws of the stato permit suffi
cient charges for servlco to warrant
a return on the investment tho
peoplo must pay for tho more costly
servlco a higher rate than they would
pay for current produced nearor
homo. So It is to tho interest of tho
peoplo of the .city to keep tho power
Furthermore, we need cheap power
to attract more Industries, If power
production becomes expensive the
npw industries may not bo attracted.
Tho state's position amounts to
saying that except in tho irrigation
season not a drop of water Ib com
ing down rlvorf That for all but, say,
Bevs'nrjloiithH'i;! the year 'every drop
of watqr ,in tho Deschutes above
Bend will bo stored at Bonham falls,
and there' will be absolutely nono for
any other purpose.
Now.irtliat. ieems .somewhat- ox-,
It they.do.not noedr water' forthelr
ponds. . IJoml peoplo want tho beauty
of 'that stream' flowing ilown, through
tho town tho year round. .Anglers
want tho rlvof for tholr. sport nnd
recreation. Why cannot tho statu of
Oregon ngroo that n certain amount
of water- may como down river till
tho year roundT Theso other In
terests need wntor as well as our
thirsty lands. Dlvldo it. Lot our
development bo symmetrical and tho
Interests of nil bo served. And If
wo nro right In saying that tho mat
ter is to tho Interest of tho city ns
well na that of tho power company
lot tho Commercial club, the city
council, tho Labor council nnd other
bodies look Into It nnd work tor n
correct solution now.
i .- - .
Wo have Just rend iu 'argument In
our weekly. contemporary In favor,
of tho proposed refunding bond Issue
which will 'bo voted on a wook from
tomorrow, which compares tho pro
posed borrowing by tho clly to tho
borrowing dono by nn individual for
tho crcctton of n homo. Tho simple
and conclustvo answer is that the
cases aro not tho tamo, It the com
parison wore with nn individual who
borrowed to pay for his (groceries,
his clothes, his" Insurance, his rent
in short, his running expenses then
tho analog' might servo ns tho basis
It a man borrows money with
which to build n homo he Is borrow
lug to. mako a permanent Improve
ment. In tho Bama way, it tho city
borrows for the purposo of building
sowers It Is making a permanent im
provement which will benefit not
only tho residents of tho 'city today,
but those of tho coming years when
tho bonds aro to bo paid.
Tho bills which tho council now
proposes to pay by a bond issuo wero
not contracted for any permanent
Improvement. They nro ordinary
running expenses, Incurred for tho
benefit of tho present residents ot
tho city. Tho present residents
should pay them.
It is truo that many of us hnvo
borrowed to build nnd nro paying
Interest on our loans. But wo nro
paying our running expenses as we
Another argument in the sanio
paper runs something liko this:
A majority ot tho Individuals com
posing the city aro paying a high
rato of Interest on borrowed money.
Tho city can borrow at a lower rate
thun they can. Therefore tho city
should borrow to pay its bills rather
than to mako them pay in taxes
money that they can bo using to re
duce their high Interest loans.
Carried to its logical conclusion,
this argunfent would mean that until
tho time camo when individual credit
was better than that of tho city, 'the
city should keep on borrowing. Wo
wonder if there it anyone who really
"Votlngbonds to pay running ex
penses," a prominent Bend banker
Bald at u Commercial club meeting,
"has boon called financial immoral
ity." Is opposition to financial im
morality neither wlso nor constructive?
TUK RECONSTRUCTION ACT.
Yesterday wo roturrod to tho uho
that had been tundo ot tho returned
soldier nnd snllor for tho pur,ip,snj
or getting legislation passed. If our
Snlcm correspondent Is correct in
his recent forecast ot dutent tor tho
$6,000,0.00 reconstruction bond mons
uro it will bo l)ocauu ot this very
uso ot tho soldier and snllor, In
fact tho thing that wns expected to
put tho law over will bo what kills
Tho reconstruction bond hill la an
omnibus affair, partly good and
partly bad, hut tho whole so Inter
woven that the good and tho bad
must stand nr fnll together. Our
correspondent looks on tho bill from
tho vlowpolnt at Its lutoutlon to pro
vide employment during tho recon
struction period, nnd says slnco it
now Booms clear thoro will bo no em
ployment problom tho votors will ns-
suiuo that there Is no ncwl ot voting
tho bonds. ,
.Hero then, is nnothor case of fail
ure to present a mutter fairly nnd
squarely, resulting In difficulty nnd
possibly defeat for an Important
Tho Btnto of'Orcgon. needs a now
ponltontlury. It needs additions to
Its hospital equipment ami to tho
statu supported educational Institu
tions. It needs funds with which to
cc-oporato with tho United States In
reclamation projects. All theso
things nro provided for In tho bill nnd
they nro needed whether thoro Is any
employment problem or not.
It will be ttnfortunato, if, because
no work for roldlors la. needed, tho
bond bill la defeated.
operating ojij thaTiver near Bond
for BomfiWiti'lplopW?'- Thjiy,w.ant,
FARMS AND SOLDIERS.
Someone once said something ubo'it
tho crimes committed In tho namo of
patriotism. A considerable number
aro being committed nowadays in the
namo of tho returned soldiers and
sailors. Whoevor -has a project to
boost hitches to It an argument to
tho 'effect that it Is for "tho boys
coming back from tho war," and with
that help proceeds to gef what he
Is after. When ho has it tho re
turned soldier Is forgotten.
Theso thoughts nro suggested by
tho situation developed by a. II.
Baker us a moinbor of tho commis
sion appointed to carry out tho jiro
vislons of tho recent legislative act
termed tho "soldiers' land sottlo
nipnt hill," as reported In Tho Bulle
As Mr. Baker has pointed out,
tho net shows tho returned soldier
all through it, und If words moan
anything tho Intention of tho law wbh
to help tho soldier obtuln a farm
homo. Wo doubt If tho act would
have passed tho legislature on any
otiier basis. By tholr present ac
tion, however, tho proponents of the
bill seem to indicate clearly that they
put tho soldier in Just to get votes
and that now thoyhavo tho money
they wanted they will tnko tho sol
How else can bo explulned the re
fusal to mako a plan that will ln
cludo tho soldier and ils needs?
What help to tho returned soldier
will it bo to establish model farms?
Does It mako It easier for him to
acquire u homo on tho land if flvo
farms costing from 17000 to $12,000
aro established by tho commission?
Model farms nro all right, but
when the taxpayor puts up hla. money
to holp soldiers nnd sailors ho wants
to help them and unless it can be
shown that model farms will holp
jnem ho is not in favor of the farms.
Somo dny tho soldier and the sailor
will resent tho uso to which they are
Spring time nnd houso cleaning
nro closely associated in tho minds
ot most housowlves. Why not In tho
minds ot tho storekeeper, grocery
nnd factory man, butchor, market
proprietor nnd other persons who
conduct or work in establishments
whero food Is stored, sold or handled?
And then, why not got tho house
wlfo's habit and hnvo regular clean
ing days? Tho woman who directs
her houso efficiently has for genera
tions regarded Monday as wash day.
Why can't tho establishments that
handle foods hnvo a regular "wash
day '? To start, lot ovoryono look
to hla own back yard, his back rooms,
tho dark corners where' dirt, dust,
cobwebs nnd Bcrnps ot refuse may
lodge.. Theso aro gorm breeders.
Thoy aro n mqnncu to the' health,
maybe, of thousands. Let's get after
thom. This la n good tlmo to start
after tho br.scmonts, too, ,4 If Jhoy
aren't vclean. why not clea'n thorn?
If the work Is well dono and Is
looked nftor regularly once a wook,
It won't get ahead of us. Hire somo
ono to help tho first cleaning day.
It will pay. Every one wants his
placo to bo clean and swoet smelling.
But at time best of us get careless.
Spring tlmo Is tho best tlmo to
awaken to tho nood for n cloanup.
Lot's Jig out tho. corners, use a
little energy, a lltUe soap and a scrub
blng brush, a broom or whntovor is
necessary, und lot's pay a tribute tp
spring nnd'put on a now coat whether
It bo of paint, wliltowash or Just
A clean placo pays, too. Cleaning
up will keep up tho standard of ef
ficiency. It will assure hotter health
in tho neighborhood. If you get
sick or your customorsi get sick nnd
can't pay their bills, you suff.or. Em
ployes work better, accomplish more
and feel bettor when tho environment
la clean and tho air .better.
A good motto is "Do it NOW."
-. .MW til, .
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cupyrfent 1919 Hut Sthsffner & Mm
' It Is said, so we aro told, that tho
opposition of Tho Bullotlu to tho
proposed bond Issuo to refund city
warrants comes from an antagonism
to tho- city council and a deslro to
oppose what tho council may suggest
rathor than from any real bollct that
bonding Is not tho right way to
end 'the city's financial difficulties.
Wo doubt If such belief Is at all.
widely held ; wo regret that any
should hnvo tho Idea. It Is wholly
contrary to tho facta. In our opinion
tho present city council is more earn
estly desirous of doing a good Job
for tho city than liny In offlco for
somo time. Its mombers aro taking
tholr responsibilities- seriously nnd
dovotlng consldorablo tlmo und
thought to tho problems before them.
Instead of opposing tho council
The Bulletin wishes to usslst und up
hold It In Its task ns far ns possible
In tho matter of tho proposed refund
ing bonds wo nro uimblo to do sp.
On this wo think tho couucll Is wrong
and In saying ho wo aro voicing not
only our own opinion but that of a
largo soctlon of tho public.
To issuo bondn to pay running ex
penses is poor business. For Jlint
reason, und for tliaf alono, wo op
poso tho bond Issue and favor u tux.
A Portland nowspapor reports
that tho govornmont is to soil ship
timbers no longer needed because of
yiou want good style
-then you must have all-wool
Here's why; nil-wool fabrics keep the style they had to start with; they
don't lose their shape. Other fabrics don't "stay put;" don't wear. Yon
get all wool here; Hart Schnflner & Marx, put Rood style into all-wool
fabrics; it's there as lon as the clothes last and that's a lonj time.
Hart Schaffner & Marx waist-seams are favorites
The one above Ya iinifU-brciiud model; it Ui (one "over the top"
with young men: many variation!, tingle and Jouble-brcaiteJ.
MP f A QH IVf A M The IIo,nc of rt SclmlT.
m mt m .KMrM.LA.i ner & Marx ciot,cs
IJEND'S CLOTH IEK
tho ending of tho war. Tho lumber
meu.whoso business will bo nffcctrd
by tho sale, ought to porsundo thu
packers to holp tliem got .tho tim
bers shipped abroad. .
Nowspaper headlines say Pado'r
owskl wants to quit his Job as Polish
promlor becnuso of lack ot support
of tho Diet. Under nourishment,
probably, pr stomach ggno back on
Muuy of the good opportunities for
foreign contracts- havln'g been lost
Prcsldout Wilson now permits
American shipbuilders to accept
work for foreign nations.
,Aud it was only n fw years ago
that a Froiichmnu named Blerlot, ns
wo romombor, flow 20 miles ncross
tho English chauuol und wan thought
It Ib as lmposslblo for Oormany to
got tho pence terms changed ns sho
said It was to arbitrate tho questions
on which slip, declared war,
Tho road from tho cradlo to tho
gravo may bo shortened If fllcH nro
pormlttcd to travel along with you.
Swut tho tfly today. '
Of course It's liurd for President
Wilson to have n republican con
gress wished on him. But thou, he's
Theso ocoun flying nvIatorH would
bo ready to Jump off If thoy woro
sure thoy wero not going to full In.
It takes more than ouo Hwnllow to
mako a sumuior, but ono fly wll
mako a funoral. Swnt tho fly now.
Tho dljlglblo nt Tropussoy doclded
to hop off oh Its own account
. v s r-
Put it ill "TUB BULLETIN." ,r
COULD USE HIS HEAP, BUT-
Sam Would Have Had More Confi
dence Had He Been In Pouetslon
of Another Weapon.'
Thero was onco n very Biicccuful
business urn n, whoxo two pet hobbles
wero system nnd everlasting trying
to Impress on Ills employees the Im
portance of doing their own thinking.
Ills motto wni "Uso Your I lend." mid
ho hud the office iiml thu factory plu
cardod wllh tho sentiment.
One day ho hired n likely looking
colored innn as his office porter. Bam
thut of courso being his finineforth
with received I bo startling Information
that limn Is a thinking uiiliiinl and he,
Hit in, must keep that In mind us much
About twenty minutes ittcr Sam bo
gap work the boss, glancing out the of.
flcdjloor toward the factory, noticed
Hint a row had started among some of
the factory hands and the wbotu bunch
ww trying to settle the argument In
that peaceful nnd itilel way posslblo
wjlli plenty of good Miff Motion.
".Vow, Ham," said iljo boss, "I slmll
depend on you to break up Hint light
nt .Qiico. Tho method to take must
coriio from your own brain, but whnt-
Ver you do, Sam, remember, 'Use your
("Vcssiih, yessiih, It auhtjngly doen
look liko Ah'd liavo to use my hald,
uji, but Ah ah Hhiiah would feel a
heap bafah, boss, ef Ai had my razali,
too." ' ' '
- TJlo "Know.Nothlnai."
"Kimw-NolhlngH" was an epithet
popularly conferred upon I lie Aiuorl
cafijtor' native- American party, a so
crorpoHllrnl organization In the Uult
oil KlflR, bccaiiKo ll iiioiiihers when
lueH(loiied as to its principles nnd pur
IHWOH professed "In know nothing,"
Tho party was organized about 1851,
showed considerable strength the next
year,, find jn 38.1(1 iiomiiiied Millard
Flllin'oro tor ro-ehcjloii to tlio piesl.
denty. ' "Know-Nothings" split on Hie
shivery question iuu beciimu .divided
Into tho "North" und "Homii" Aiuerl.
cans. They were merged Into the Con.
stljutfonol Unlpn pujty U l$w.
WA8IMNOTON, I). C May 21.-
Knglno trouble today forced thu
NCH to postpone her. trip to Lisbon
from Ponta dol Oiidn, thu naval ilk
pnrtmont announced this morning.
Admiral Jackson wirelessed that onu
onglno Is not functioning proporly.
With only ono soaplnuo loft upon
which tho Hiicccss of I hi) transat
lantic venture depends, naval official
sny thnt no chances nro to bo taken
with either machlno or wealhor until
both nro us nearly Ideal ns posulblu.
changes noted by
state engineer ,
(Contlnuod from rngo l.)
of tho contrnct, This him boon cured
bh (ho statute provides (hut no such
bonds shall bo less than 2(5 por cent,
of tho construction cost.
"Tho drainage district law 'yin
also nmendod In boiiio important fea
tures, ns that It now corresponds'
moro chiHoly with thu Irrigation (lis?
trlct luw nnd nil question hits boon
ollmluatod as to whutlior or not tho
obligation of tho district wlis nn In-
jllvlduuj or community obligation, by
fixing It (loflultoly us u community
obligation, v ' '
'Another statute was onnclod pro
vldlng for thu certification of drain
ugo district bonds In tho sniiui mail
nor as irrigation district bonds nr'n
"SummliiK up thorofor, much fav
oriho legislation was Hecured effect
ing reclamation, in fUct tho lastdog--Islaturo
segjuod to tko nunore'fftv
'orablo yow toward reclamation thn'rt
v ift -aA )Wh