a,imi!ainwi assise, PAGR -t BKNI) IIOIiliKTIN, BKNU, OKKtH). TIlUUSDVi MAUC1! A, 1.0U ThV Bend Bulletin AVEKKJjY KDITION' MHiM f Tht nnd nnll.tln (Inrarpanttd) ROBERT W. SAWYER. Msnsstr Aa Indpndnt Nwippr, lUndtnir for th Mir dsl, tlrn bmlnn. clean polltlrt an! Um bwt InteraU of Bnd and Ctntral Onson. fiatucrlntlon RaIm Om Tr , M.00 IMx Month ..11.00 Tftrra MonUu 10.10 THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1922. THE FOPS Charles Hall, of Mnrshfleld, 'rub for many months said to bo consid ering announcing lilniBclt as n enn- dldsto tor tho republican nomination for governor but made no detlnlto statement ot his candidacy until n few days ago, following his endorse' nent In Portland by tho "federation ot patriotic societies." Readers ot tho Portland newspapers have seen frequent montlon ot this organlza tlon in connection with discussion ot posslblo candidates for tho governor ship and they observed that Mr Hall's announcement camo closely af ter his endorsement by the federa tion. It seems to be a fair Inference Jlhat Mr. Hall's decision was largely influenced by tho federation action. ," Whether or not tho Inference Is cor rect it is propor to make Inquiry as to just what .Is this "Federation of Patriotic Societies" that is taking so prominent a place in tho political discussion of tho day. One may make inquiry but ho will shortly find that that is about alt ho can do. Ho gets nowhere so far as definite Information Is concerned. A correspondent asked the Oregonlan what the federation was and got this answer, t "The Federation of Patriotic So cieties Is an organization of' between SO and GO delegates chosen .by cer tain secret societies which are con fined to Protestant membership. The federation itself is in a sense secret. In that the names of neither dele gates nor participating bodies havo so tar been disclosed to the public. Knowledge ot identity in either case is largely a matter of deduction, but, generally speaking, the federation is composed ot those bodies (with per haps additions) which waged a suc cessful campaign in the last school -election in Portland." A good many crimes ore com mitted in the name of patriotism and this seems to 'be one ot them. Pos sibly the gentlemen of the federation are worthy men with high aims, or at any Tate, with aims they think are high. They are going at it the wrong way, however, to try to secure their alms through a secret political organization with religious and ra cial limitations. There's nothing American about any such procedure. It is tho Know-Nothing business all over again. Until all the candidates are in the field The Bulletin will make no se lection of its favorite for the repub lican nomination. It Charles Hall secures the nomination, however, we are against him unless he can prove that he Is not allied with this bunch of FOPS. I In La Grande $3,000 is being I in Dond nb'olit tho samo amount vas raised which suggests that tho relief problems ot tho two towns nro not unlike. "fair fin'jCncino In common with other newspnpors ot tho state Tho Uullottn has ro coivod from Uio managing commit tee ot the 1925 exposition a request "for n frank nnd unbiased expres sion on tho best posslblo method ot financing tho exposition." Further on in ths letter tho request Is tor an "opinion on what financial policy would bo the most nccoptablo to the peoplo of your community." Tho ro quest assumes that an exposition of somo kind will bo hold which scorns to bo tho general Portland attitude. Indeed, n friend has told us that Portland will havo somo kind, ot show evon though it is only a street carnival. , Accopttng this assumption our tlrst answer to tho request Is nega tive Tlint is, wo bollevo that thoro should bo no attompt to finance tho affair by compulsion. In other words thcro should bo f.o funds raised by taxation. It taxation is not used there remain only such volun tary methods ns salo ot stock or bonds or outright contribution. Sinco The Bulletin makes no claim of knowing it nil it has no Intention of telling tho 1925 committee that its opinion is that ot tho whola com munlty, however, and it invites let ters from Its readers gtvlng their opinions on tho subject ot fair fi nancing. In order that tho discus sion may be all on tho samo basis wo suggest that writers first Indi cate their opinions on tho desirabil ity of the fair and then stato tholr bollors-es to now it suouia bo fi nanced. Every letter must bear the name ot the author but tho name will bo withheld from publication It desired. A summary ot tho answers will bo sent to the fair committee as answering in some degree tho questions .asked. ON JULIUS'S JOURNEY Tho article 'appearing Monday under the "1925'' head, which should have, been credited to tho Portland Spectator presents much tho samo Idea as that expressed in this column a few weeks ago when the announce ment was first niado ot tho world tour to bo mada by Julius Meier on behalf ot the exposition. At that tlm6 wo said, that Mr. Mclor was making tho, trip, on his own respon sibility and that it could not be nr gned on his return that because ot the invitations ho might have given that the state was committed to hold ing the fair. The Spectator seems to think otherwise so far as the possibility of committing tho state Is concerned. In effect It says that either "we" must let these foreign governments know that Meier has no authority and that there may be no fair or wo must provide the fair in order that those who rely on his representa tions may not suffer. The difficul ty with this Is that thcro is no or ganization to give this notice. Tho Spectator's "we" means almost nny- As ono way ot Rotting tho Idea tlon. Far nctunl reductions tit ( over, however, wo suggest- thht tho pondlturo wo suggest that tho IohIs Spectator sohd copies ot lUt editorial lnturo lio looked to foW ti begin to tho foreign embassies In Washing- nlng. t ton. That ought to put thorn on tholr notice'. . ' i 1 . .. LOOK TO THE LEGISLATURE A fow days ago tho tax Investiga tion comiultteo unnouncod that it had discovered that tho causo ot tho high stato tiiTwns' tho action of tho peoplo in voting mlllaKO tuxs for various purposos, chlelly educa tional. Slnco that tlmo thoro Iioh boon comment ot various "sorts, somo papers urging thnt this was nit In dictment ot tho 'Oregon Hystont of government by the peoplo and others assorting that tho legislature was ut lonst blamahlo in part hecnttso It had submitted to tho peoplo tho tax measures that had boon adopted by them. It seems to Tho Bulletin thnt this sort ot argttmont proceeds moro from a desire to llnd fault with tho Oregon system or with tho legisla ture than front n wish to consider tho whole subjoct impartially and dccldo. In tho .first place, whothor thoro Is blame to bo glvon for levy ing any particular tax, and in tho second place, If thoro Is, whoro thnt blnmo lies. As wo soo It tho truth of tho mnt- HELP A GOOD CAUSE This week committees' from tht' Mothhdlst church will otter for snln tho $10,0,00 bond Issue' which the church Is Issuing to securo fttndn with which to complete its Jjulldlug on Bond street. Tho Bulletin be spoaks for tho soiling committees n rondy rosponsa to tholr requests for subscriptions. It wilt bo noted In tho tlrst place thnt what Is being sought J a loan rather than n donation. Bonds nro being ottered bearing a rate ot In terest higher than can bo had In any savings bnuk. Tho security seems nmplu. To thoso who have $50 or $100 which they wish to Invest tho opportunity Is u good ono. Another wny of looking nt tho matter Is that tho completion ot tho church building, which Is tho aim at tho bond selling rnmpnlgu, will bo a real community benefit. Klnco tho building It tin reached Its present stngo of completion It has been used for many community affairs. The hall, In tho husomont, Is opon for general use. To mnko n loan Is a small thing to do to show appreci ation. ' fl.r. ...n..L. ..r M... I.rtt..! ..Alii... ....... .. , mlttces should bo inndo ns oasy as tho peoplo nro responsible for tho ... ' l,l, ,, ,., M'l, ,!... I,UM,LJ11-' ititiii omiu itiAvn. ii nviiivi uoj,im stbiltty shall bo changed to hlama Fifteen Years Ago i depends on whothor tho expenditures for which tho tuxes aro levied should bo niado. To us, nt least, it seems qulto clear that tho levies voted by tho peoplo wcro jnstlllcd and should bo continued. They have provided, for tho most part, for noeded Increases In salaries and fa cilities In our educational institu tions and for tho soldlor bonus funds. Any one who wishes to pro test agntnst any particular ono of theso objects Is at llborty.to do so and It is also his duty to do so rather than to argue in n vaguo and general way against high taxes. Wo aro not so suro but that for tho legislature tho word should ho blarao rather than 'responsibility uud here Is our reason. The taxes which tho peoplo voted made unnecessary lugisiuuAu npprupriuuuus iiir mu samo purposes which had formerly been made. Instead of taking In the slack so provided, however, tho legislature found .other placos in which to spend tho money and ntado appropriations up to tho full amount permitted under tho six per cent limitation amendment. i. Just how much now appropriation was used in this way wo do not know but wo recall thnt In Decem ber, when tho effort was being made to flnanco tho 19,25 fair. Secretary ot State Kozcr suggested cutting off and down existing appropriations to tho total of about $2,000,000 nnd taking that monoy. This never got much beyond ?lho suggestion stagol but a lot ot peoplo are thinking that If Mr. Kozer was right tlion tho legislature arranged to spend a lot of money that need not havo been spent. It Is very llkoly that tho tax in- body and almost anybody Is not go-1 Ing to sit down to write, the story IvcstlRntlon commission will succeed raised ns the Home Charity fund of jot this affair to' the governments of in finding a means of spreading out the local Red Cross chapter. Here foreign nations. I more equally tho burden of tnxn- K. K. K. & F. O. P. S. Tho Bulletin agrees heartily with tho opinion ot tho Ku Kltix Klan expressed by Its morning contempor ary. This organization has no more placo in tho nation than has tho fed eration or patriotic societies In tho stato. Both aro un-American but of tho two tho K. K-. K. Is tho worso becnuso it scoks to gain Its ends through terrorism and by taking tho lnw into Its own hands. Tho FOPS, at least so far as is yet Indicated, is not an organization of law broakers. Its. activity Is apparently only In tho political field. When tho tlmo comos for this na tion to he run by forco and secret political organizations it had better hang up tho "For Salo" sign aud go out ot business. John D. has not accepted tho Swiss riding master who Is ongaged to his granddaughter. Probably opposed to him bocauso ho docs not uio gas. Wo read In (ho headlines thnt tho modern girl has nothing on her for bears. And not much on herself. Ono reason why tho 1925 fair business has novor progressed very fast is because It was Malcrcd from tho start. 1 (Front tho columns ot Tho Bond Bulletin ot March 1, 1907.) Tho announcement miule sovernl wookit ago by Tho Bulletin that grnd lug would ho started In tho spring on tho Hnrrlmnii lines In Central Oregon Is now verified by reports appearing In tho Portland and other Oregon papers. Ed Brock, who Is with n crew of Hiirrlnmn surveyors working south west ot Burns, writes to Bond rela tives that tho Orngon Eastern lu n "suro go" and that they nro already blasting lit cuts on tho Malheur river, It is now said that tho Oregon Trunk lino will soon reimmo con struction work up tho Deschutes. It will bo remembered that right of way was denied this road bocansu or thoi Intention of tho reclamation service to build largo daunt In tho river for power purposes, j Five sacks chuck full of mull reached Bond last oveiilng, tho first . ot nny consequent since January 30. Thoro Is a report from Hhnnlko thut n train will bo In there either to- j night or tomorrow night. Until the train does arrive, mall will bo car ried nut 0t Hhnnlko twice u week only. C. P. Becker of Laid law was h Bond visitor Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. John fiteldl mid W P. Vninlovort wora vlsltors-nt- tlitf, school lost Thursday. , Mr. niul Mr. Fred Slionqtiflift wora down from tholr Big MohiIowh ranch ' last evening. PLEASANT RIDGE MAN. : TO KUN MILK ROUTE PLEASANT RIDGE. March 2. II. T. Mlkkolson sold his liny to J, W. Peterson who has recently pur chased it milk route In Bond. W. II. Gray and W. II. Hutchlns attended the Collier salo near Turn alo on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Htanloy, of Deschutes, railed on Mr. and Mrs. O, E. Anderson on Sunday after noon, . . Mr. and Mrs. O, E. Anderson havo both hewn sick with nil attack, of lit grippe. Antone AhUtrum made it business trip to Redmond on ,Hnttirluyy - Mr, and Mrs. II. Ti MlkkelHj'I'rT.l son, Alfred, worn kuosIh of lUflhus Peterson nnd Mrs. Ciithorlno Jiihiiti sen on Hundny. Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Ilutchlnn and baby have nil been eotillnud to their homo by sloktiimt this week. Mrs. Itoborts, who ennm out from ltd mond to euro for them, nlso took sick. All nro Improving according to latest reports. 1 Mr. nnd Mrs. O. IJ. Anders were buslmtH visitors In Bend mi Ttiesdiiy afternoon. ItiisuniH Petorsou Is haling hay for V. P. (lift and Olo lliiimoii near Deschutes thin week. Mrs. W. II. 'Irny was sink in bed severul daya this wiiek Willi a -wire cold. Mr, and .Mrs. O, E, Anderson woro Redmond visitors on Wednesday afternoon. S g t$ The Central Oregon Bank f I). K. HUNTER. lrrldont CAIILOTO.V II. rlWIFT, Vlco President E. P. MAIIAFFKV. Vice Prr.. ml Msusgrr II. M. HTHP1IKNH, Outlier HEND, OREGON CATE AND OLIVER CHARGE DISMISSED Because of insufficient evldenco the charges ngalnst O. Cato and Oliver Erlckson, alleging gambling, woro dismissed by Recorder Ross Farnhnm nttcr Gate's appearance In city court Tuesday afternoon. The men wcro arrested Saturday night. Bulletin Want Ads bring results- try them. The disposition to save is the sure mark of determination to succeed. Whatever your busi ness, and whatever your pres ent prospects may be, you can not afford not to save. One Dollar will start a Savings Account With this Bank. START SAVING TODAY The Central Oregon Bank I). II. HUNTER. President K. P. SIAHAI'Pin'. Vlco President t I I I I 'The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse By VICENTE BLASCO IBANEZ (WED t1 AHA HAH An was expended in transferring this fumed work of fiction Uf l tpl,UUU,UUV.UU to the screen. The World's Greatest Motion Picture. lonnoanonDaannnnaoaaanann iaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaQaaaac Before seeing this . production read the last chapter of the New Testament -"Revelations." I IDUDTV THREE M-a M. M-J JL-i J. V M. M. DAYS! Thursday, Friday and Saturday MATINEE EACH DAY 1 '- "5$ In an effort to convey to the mind of the public an idea of an un usual picture's impressiveness, producers of photoplays often have re sorted to a listing of statistics; a mention of the nioney spent on it, tho gross weight of steel and stone used in structural work, the mileage of. me mm exposeu, anu me iikc. , As well guage the greatness ofa master's painting by the number of tubes of paint used, as to argue that' "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is the supreme picture play in the screen's history merely because it required over a million to make, a year to photograph, and six months to prepare for the camera. And so, despite the interest of these ofT-thc-screen facts, we ask you to forget them. Tho picture can achieve its aim only when you respond in the measure intended to its drama; when you share tho joy and the dejection of its people to the fullest; when you thrill as thoy thrill to the big moments in life; when you, watching their images on the silver screen, veritably live their experiences. When you see this side of this master picture you will admit it is in a class by itself.