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THE AMERICAN PKES3 ASSOCIATION
A Plea For Understanding.
Perhaps the besotting sin of the av
erage American is his imperfect
knowledge of economics. He is a
iplenaU business man individually,
but nationally he knows little, and
consequently many times the govern
mental factors that decide our finan
cial policies operate without either
the guidance or the check of public
opinion. This is a more serious mat
ter than might appear on the sur
face. Henry Ford, for example, sug
gests that the government issue mon
ey backed not by the gold reserve
but by the power in the great rivers.
It is contended that the security of
power is more stable and beyond
doubt a more certain asset than met
al. On the other hand, we find the
gold worshippers who insist that the
yellow metal is the only basis of na
tional stability. Gold production, of
course, is quite limited, footing up at
most to a few hundred millions. But
also it is a fact that the water power
of the country is not an asset until
it is harnessed and put intelligently
to work. When we come to consider
the production of national wealth on
which all credits must be based, we
find that the farms of this country
last year produced $12,366,000,000;
so that this ignoring of agriculture,
this turning of the public mind aside
from the real American fundament
als means that the powers that be
are "monkeying with a buzz saw,"
playing fast and loose with the heart
of the nation. The sooner a basis of
understanding be reached between
the government financiers and the
agriculturists, the better will all of
us be financially, and nothing will
bring the dawning of the day sooner
than the pressure of public opinion,
which in turn can make itself. felt
onlv when there is intelligent under
standing of our economic structure.
mem on the Columbia is to provide
irrigation, since much arid land along
our mighty river can be successfully
watered only by pumping. Another
feature of power development will;
be improved river navigation through'
drowning out the rapids. In view of .
the fact both irrigation and river
improvement constitute work of a
character generally performed by the :
c,v, vi lltitv 111, liun CALVl IV-
sulrs if federal aid is not to be se
cured? If the government can successfully
build great irrigation projects why
cannot it work with equal success in
'he field of hydro electric develop
ment? Is it not just as advisable to
reclaim waste land? When the gov
ernment reclaims arid land that land
comes into competition with land al
ready being farmed. Why should
Uncle Sam provide competition for
the farmer but refuse to construct hy
dro electric plants on the theory that
such plants would compete with pri
vately developed plants?
As the East Oregonian sees the
subject the chief hope of power de
velopment on the Columbia rests up
on securing federal aid. Yet govern
ment aid in such work would not work
unjustly against private electrical
cancerned. Power developed would'
in all probability be distributed by;
private corporations, not by the gov- j
ernment direct. The government!
does not farm the land it reclaims,!
the farmer does that. It it is good
business for the United States to re
claim arid land for the farmer's use,
why is it not good business for the
government to harness water power,
the power to be sold through corpor
ations under regulation?
Under private development we
Br Ross Farquhar
Friday Wile digging a round thru
the remanes after ma had cleaned up
Vr the house I found a book
fkJ intitled How to Bring up
Boys. 1 red it all ev
f' nin8 ani' was dismade to
v'j 'enl t'lat I have been
1 frrung up a tall properly.
Et But I shud ought to wir
'.,," about that.
rp.iHv m on nut tn Ant
Frnmv; tnmnrrn untrh
is a Sunday. I dont ex-
i pect to have much fun
1 as it nocks me out of a
ball game mebby. Pa
. likes to go out there for
he all ways eats enuff to
make him sick. He says Ant Emmy
shakes a mean skillet.
Sunday Had a good time out to
Ant Emmys xcept pa witch had ate
so much he got 1-2 sick and busted
his nuckle on a spark Plug and
cussed with out thinking. Met a boy
out there witch sed he was so tuff
he can walk on broken bottles bear
footed with a pole cat in each hand
looking for a mule to kick him in
the stummick so as to digest his brek
fast. Diddent take much stock in
him. But sed nothing.
Monday Teecher past quite a
complement on me Today. She sed
she thot perhaps I wood probly oc
cupy a high position 1 of these days.
The reason why she sed the same
being that I kinda failed to have my
lesson and give such a good xcuse
for not haveing same that she sed
1 had the qualitys for a successful
congressman or etc.
Tuesday .'a was xtraordinally
sweet and kind today till pa spoilt
it all by makeing a unhappy rimark
at the rong sykologikal moment. I
ast him why they most nearly all
way? had marryed Men on Jurys in
sted of Sin'z'e men and he answered
by replying They must have people
who not have or xpress any Opin
ion Wednesday Mi brot home a new
Hat and she put it on her hed and
sed to Pa. Ain't it a dear thing. And
pa picked up the bill and give it a
hard look and sed. Yes it certnly is.
Thundery Jane got mad at me
agen. She handed me a packige &
sed Bitterly. Here take back your
ole pin. But the joke is on her. and
1 wonder who give her the pin.
Are We to Throw Away a Gol
(Saturday's East Oregonian.)
In an editorial this morning the
Oregonian seems to take a position
in favor of strictly private develop
ment of hydro electric power. Does
that mean the Portland morning pa
per is averse to federal co-operation
in harnessing the water power of the
Columbia? If .so how can the Ore
gonian reconcile such views with the
plain necessities of the situation?
One great need of power develop-
ha c- waited 100 years and not a bit
of power is being developed on the
CoUmbia ricr. We are letting one
of our greatest natural resources run
to waste. Are we to continue this
situation in J. finitely or shall we get
together behind a fair and logical
plan to utilize our water power for
the good of all concerned, including
the electric companies?
The people of the southwest are
not ae-se to securing government
help in power development. The Col
orado project is similar in many re
spects to the Umatilla rapids project
and they are making great headway
with that project despite the fact its
cost will be so great as to make it
Is the northwest to follow a policy
of stagnation and allow the Colorado
project boosters to put their project
over when we have a more feasible
project that should come first?
If we are not to take up the Uma
tilla rapids project how is Oregon to
secure its share of money from the
McNary-Smith bill should that bill
become a law? Are we to assist in
passing a $350,000,000 federal meas
ure and then say in effect we want
that money expended in other states,
not in Oregon. Idaho has already
secured four times as much reclama
tion money as has the state of Ore
gon. Are we to kiss good-bye also to
the prospective Smith-McNary fund
and allow it to be used in Idaho,
Washington and in the Colorado basin?
In a recent wire to this newspaper
Senator McNary expressed the view
that funds from the McNary-Smith
bill will be applicable to the Umatilla
rapids project. Then why in heaven's
name can we not get busy ? Are we
to throw away a golden opportunity
because of stupidity, ignorance and
faultv team work?
County Roadniaster MeCaleb re-j
turned on Friday from a visit of aj
week in Portland, where he went to !
consult a physician. Mr. MeCaleb re- j
turns home feeling much improved;
in health. i
Win. Beymer, president of Farm
ers and Stoekgrowers National bank,
spent a few days the past week at
Pendleton and Baker, at which points
lie purchased i number of clins tif
County Agent Calkins motored
ever to Boardtnan Monday to spend
three or four days in the work ofi
making tuberculosis tests of the
dairy cows on the project.
W. B. Finley, formerly extensively
engaged in farming in the Alpine dis
trict, but now a resident of Hermis
ton, was doing business in Hepp
ner on Friday.
FOR SALE-One 1918 model,
used Dodge car. See Cohn Auto Co.,
"melts in' your mouth,"
then you get the deleo
table gum center.
And with WrigleVs three old
trtandbys also affording friendly jyJ
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Making the next cigar jSjj f&?i
illions In California Gold
For Foresighted Investors
Since the days of '49 California has produced hundreds of mil
lions in gold, and for twenty years past its average yearly prduction
has been about 13,000.000. It easily leads all other states In gold out
put. Most anybody can have it by digging for It In the right place
'and In the right way.
Fifty business men and citizens of Richmond, California, all of
the highest standing in the community, have purchased a gold mine
at Alleghany, In Sierra County, California, which now promises to
soon become a wonderous producer of the yellow metal that all the
world wants and they offer unit interests In that mine at $100 each,
payable In $25 Installments. Deeds to the Interest are Issued when
payment Is completed, upon a basis of a valuation of $125.00 for the
Adjoining this mine on the same 20-foot ledge of ore Is the Kate
Hardy mine, now one of the famous rich gold mines of California,
and whatever the Hardy has, this mine, the Contact, must atlso have,
the only difference being that one is equipped and developed and the
other Is not, but soon will be. Men are at work now on the Contact,
opening up the bodies of gold ore, and are taking out good milling
values already. Ore from the Hardy runs as high as $20,000 to the
ton, and apparently unlimited quantities. On the Mher side of the
Contact, on the same ledge, is the Gold King mine, also very rich.
Thus the Contact Is between two splendid gold mines of jiroven riches.
To raise a $2S,000 equipment and development fund these inter
ests are offered. Half of this fund has already been raised and upon
completion no more sales will be made or offered.
Our references are any business man, newspaper or bank In Rich
mond, California. For full particulars and interesting literature, ad
dress F. J. HULANISKI, President
Drawer K, Richmond, Calif.
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CHECK the costs. Compare
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And buildings do depreciate
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To enjoy the biggest faying in
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spreads more easily saves labor cost.
It covers more surface per gallon than
It serves five or more years longer
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The best paint is most economical
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They contain the finest materiale,
Our white lead, for instance, is PIO
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