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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUSf 3, lf-22.
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THE AMfJiK AN PRESS A.'i.x TUTION
The Demand Already
Discussing power development in
Ontario, Canada and elsewhere, the
Portland Oregonian in an editorial
this morning said:
"The Columbia river offers oppor
tunity for power and navigation de
velopment equal to any of these.
Dams at the rapids and falls of the
river near Bonneville, The Dalles,
Celilo and Umatilla would produce
a great amount of power and with
the plant at Priest rapids on which
so much preliminary work is being
done, would open the river to barge
navigation as far as Wenatchee. To
make this work financially feasible,
it is necessary first to secure location
of industries which would consume
a large proportion of the power in
addition to that which would be used
for irrigation and domestic purposes.
The location of a waterway afford
ing cheap transportation of materials
from the interior and of products to
sea-going ships at Portland should
prove a decided attraction. Realiza
tion of these possibilities is an im
portant part of the work of state de
velopment upon which the chambers
of commerce of Oregon and Port
land have entered.
The theory that power cannot be
developed on the Columbia until
"new industries" are secured to use
this power is not sound. The market
exsirs now. The railroads need pow
er for electrification. It is a great
economic waste for the rairoads to
ship in outside coal instead of mak
ing use of our water power. Coal is
expensive fuel, the supply is exhaus
tible and strikes may easily cut off
that supply. Electrified roads oper
ate with fewer men than do the
steam roads, one electric locomotive
doing the work of three steam loco
motives. This may make no differ
ence to the public. The people are
entitled to economic railroad man
agement and rates based upon effi
ciency when efficiency is attainable.
It seems especially to Portland's
interest that the 0. V. R. & N. lines
be electrified. The Milwaukee road
into Seattle is operated by electricity
over most of its roadway. The Great
Northern has announced it will elec
trify. That means that the Puget
sound cities are to have the advant
ages of improved transportation.
Where will Portland be if it does not
secure equal service from the roads
that serve it?
But that is not all the story. Elec
tricity may also be used to heat
homes and cook with and the unde
veloped power of the Columbia is
needed for this purpose. The Col
umbia basin territory has neither
coal, oil nor timber. We are too de-'
pendent upon outside fuel and it is
expensive. Just now no one is sure
whether coal will be available this
winter at any price. How fortunate
we would be in such a crisis if we
had power development on the Col
umbia. Those who would delay Columbia
river development until "new indus
tries" can be secured make the old
mistake of "seeking far and wide for
what lies close at hand." We want
new industries and we will get them
if cheap power is provided; we will
get neither if we sit with folded
hands and wait indefinitely for some
thing to turn up.
If the Oregonian will study this
subject thoroughly it will discover
that everyone, including the rail
roads, the general public and the el
ectric corporations themselves are
being heavily penalized by the fail
ure to develop big power plants on
the Columbia. If Portland will look
toward the interior with the same
zeal it looks toward the sea it will
become a great world city. It can
not do so if it permanently neglects
its best asset East Oregonian.
a calm sea. I would be telling a de
"But a few short weeks ago, in
Southern Illinois, in as atrocious
murders as are known in our annals,
men were killed, not cleanly killed,
but brutally killed and up to the time
in which I speak there is no shadow
of a conviction of the murderers in
"I know not who was to blame,
whether employer or employe but
if our country is to stand, we must
mete our justice in this case regard
less of the affiliations. On the law
depends our society. Without law,
our civilization crumbles.
"There is no excuse for breaking
laws. Nevertheless, we seem to be
increasingly lawless; we seem bent
on destroying the structure we have
A Good Time to Vote No.
What will the citizens of this state
get out of any proposed state wide
tax raising meausres on the ballot
at coming election?
Instead of adopting new measures
every state, public official and citi
zen should work for "less need of
revenue" and more value for the
dollar expended, rather than for
more ways to tax the public in order
to raise larger and larger sums.
Unless the bill is most important
and necessity urgent, never was the
time better to vote "No" on every
experimental and tax raising piece
of legislation. The Manufacturer.
Sons of the Idle Rich.
Sons of the idle rich, for more
than a decade the butt of American
sarcasm, are coming to be viewed in
a clearer perspective.
The latest evidence of modern
viewponit adopted by the pampered
youth is seen in the Vanderbilt fam
ily, "The Cornelius Vanderbilt News
paper Service" having come'into be
ing under the guiding hand of Cor
nelius Vanderbilt, Jr.
Young Vanderbilt burst into the
newspaper profssion some four years
ago as a reporter on The New York
Herald. On a thirty dollar a week
salary he rode to busniess in his high
powered motor car. He tried to be
a good fellow and nothing of a snob,
so it did not take long for the speed
ster to vanish and for the young mil
lionaire to set aside some of his pre
conceived notions of the newspaper
Seemingly the young man has not
prospered under assignment, and
hopes to make better headway under
his own direction, hence we see him
furnishing news to the great metro
politan journals, some of which is
Presumably he has sensed the
value of publicity, if not of propa
ganda, and with the Vanderbilt name
attached to his enterprise undoubt
edly he will have entre to the inner
circles of finance and industry that
should be productive of much mater
ial of public interest, if it be dis
creetly written and the young man
display the ability to sift the wheat
from the chaff.
Young Vanderbilt has the oppor
tunity of a lifetime for public ser
vice if he can measure up, on the
one hand declining to become the
vehicle for industrial exploitation,
and on the other refraining from too
vivid an expression of the socialistic
views' that seem to have tinged his
mentality since he has rubbed elbows
with the world.
When his grandfather lay dying
reporters were turned away from
the Vanderblit home as annoying
pests, a type of life too insignificant
to warrant courteous treatment. The
world do move. Young Vanderbilt
is a reporter. The operations of the
Vanderbilt News service will be
watched by the public and the news
paper profession with thoughtful interest.
Danger Ahead of American
Declaring that "there are doc
trines abroad in the land which, if
not controverted and overcome, may
lead to the fall of this great country
as the countries of the past have fall
en," Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, as
sistant secretary of the navy pointed
the finger of warning at American
' economic strife in his address at the
concluding exercises fo the 58th an
nual convention of the grand lodge
of Elks, at Atlantic City, July 14.
"1 am going to point out to you
certain matters that must be taken in
hand if our country is to make its
march of progress," he declared. "I
am cot going to try to make you
cheer; 1 am going to try to make you
"Were I to tell you that I thought
all things were running smoothly
and that I saw for our country a
course lying clear before you across
would purchase labor in the chief
competing countries as follows:
United States. 17 hours; England,
50 hours; France, 117 hours; Ger
many, 201 hours.
In the west we see the necessity
of reasonable tariff protection for
such industries as beet sugar, lumber
in cerain branches, paper, certain
metals, etc., which cannot pay Amer
ican wages and maintain American
standards of living in competition
with untaxed foreign goods produced
with cheap labor and dumped on
Don't Be Fooled.
The proposed income tax measure
on the ballot at the coming election
proposes to reduce the property tax
by adding to the tax on incomes.
In other words, while theoretically
assisting the farmer by promising to
reduce his property tax, the bills
would double the tax on the income
from industry, farm and maufactur
The result would be that the in
vestor would not care to place his
money in Oregon and pay the addi
tional burden of a state income tax
on any profits he might make.
This would reflect directly to the
detriment of the farmer who de
pends for his markets on the indus
trial growth and incoming popula
tion of the state.
Experience has proven that any
new form of taxation is simply "add
ed taxation." New forms of taxa
tion do not reduce the former total
tax bill they simply make it larger
and establish another payment which
the taxpaqer must meet.
Let the people beware of loading
themselves with new tax burdens.
Tax reduction will be secured by
making less need for tax revenue
rather than by creating more tax
revenue from new sources to tax.
Round-Up Talent Will
Eclipse Previous Years
PENDLETON, Ore., August l.-Talent
at the 1922 Round-Up will eclipse that
of any preceding year according to word
received from the sons and daughters
of the range and plain who will com-
They are GOOD!
!e:e here September il, 22 and ?3.
Ray Bell, last year's champion, who
first rode in the big show when he was
a mere stripling of U, will enter the
lists again. "Yak" Canutt. thrice a
chao.pion, will be here as will be Hugo
Strickland, also a former champion.
Added to these stars will he scores of
others who hare won laurels Id the bull
dodging, broncho riding, ateer roping
and races, and still others who will make
new records. Tom Mix, celebrated mo
tion picture atar, and 50 cowboys, skill
ed in the art of throwing a rope, and
riding bronka will be entered in the con
Pendleton is making extensive prepa
rations for the ahow. The grounds and
grandstanda are being put into shape
and everything placed in readiness. The
Round-Up is strictly a community ahow,
staged by an association of Pendleton's
prominent citizens, who serve without
salary, and who have the backing of v
ery citiaen of the town. The show pays
no dividends, all profits being used for
pritea and Improvements to the grounds.
Happy Canyon, the "little brother of
the Round-Up." which will provide en
tertainment for the evening hours, will
be staged in improved quarters. The old
pavilion ia being re-built and a balcony
I have a little device I put on a sep
arator which makes it Impossible to
overfeed it and will do good job of
threshing. Patent applied for. For fur
ther particulars, see 8. L. STEPHENS,
1 FRESH AND CURED. MEATS 1
Fish In Season n
I Take home a bucket of our lard. It j
is a Heppner product and is as
good as the best. H
new tire prices
-lowest cost mileage ever known
The new base line tire prices established by
Goodrich, effective July 20th, give motorists a
definite guide to tire prices as Goodrich Tires
are the definite standard of Tire quality. They
know now they can buy the very best tire
the one quality Silvertown the tire that has
always held its leadership because it wears
longer, looks better, and because, mileage con
sidered, it costs less than any other tire at any
price. Dealers have been quick to point out to
their customers the big advantage and economy
at such base line prices as these:
SIZE BASE UNI st7t, BASE LINE
81611 PRiCB 9UJi PR1CB
30x3iCl. $13.50 34 x 4 S. B. $30.85
31x3.85CL 15.95 32 x 4j " 37.70
30 x 3 S. B. 15.95 33 x 4 " 38.55
32x3 " 22.95 34x4 " 39.50
31x4 " 26.45 35 x 4 " 40.70
32x4 " 29.15 33x5 46.95
33 x 4 " 30.05 35 x 5 " 4930
New bast line prices are also effective on
Goodrich Fabric Tires
OI7E BASELINE SIZE BASE LINE
30x3 "55" $9.65 32x4 $21.20
30x3f"55" 10.65 33x4 " 22.35
32x3iAfc) 16.30 H 34x4 " 22.85
No txtra ckarf for excise tax. This tax is paid by Goodrich
See your dealer, and place your order NOW
for your Goodrich tire requirements.
THE B. F. GOODRICH RUBBER CO., Ah.n, Ohi.
SILVERTOWN CORDS FABRICS TUBES ACCESSORIES
Nine New Laws Proposed.
Besides all the legislature will en
act, nine measures will confront the
voters at the November election.
Scottish Rite compulsory educa
tion bill, under which all children
between the ages of 8 and 16 years
would be compelled to attend the
public schools, and eliminaion of all
Single tax amendment to raise all
taxes on real estate.
Prohibiting use of seins, traps, or
fish wheels for catching salmon and
requiring that 50 per cent of salmon
spawn must be planted in streams
from which taken.
State income tax, providing for
raising of one half of the state taxes
on net incomes.
Graduated income tax measure on
all net incomes for state expenses
with exemptions and deductions sim
ilar to federal income tax.
Portland Exposition under terms
of which Portland would levy $1,-
000,000 a year for three years for
financing the world's fair.
Interest rate amendment limiting
the legal rate of interest to 6 per
cent and the contract rate to 7 per
Two constitutional amendments to
permit Linn and Benton counties to
levy special taxes to pay outstanding
The state will probably vote NO
on all these bills but the Portland
Protect American Industry.
To support his contention that the
tariff bill is designed to protect Am
erican industry against cheap for
eign labor, Senator Watson of Indi
ana said recently that accrding to
official figures one ounce of gold
The Bell sign is a symbol of
assurance to the motorist.
It means that he is in touch
wun nome ana business.
It means that anxieties can
be eliminated changed plans
gencies more quickly
Every Bell sign
marks the location of a
long distance tele
The Pacific Telephone
And Telegraph Company
Elegant In Appearance
Famous For Long Wear
Sam Hughes Company
Phone Main 962
TTT If you are in need of ac
f I commodation in a finan
VL cial way we would be
.11 pleased to have you come
in and talk matters over with us.
You need not be ashamed to do
so; the wealthiest men borrow
money at times. It will do no
harm to come in and see us, and
you will be under no obligations"
All of our business with our
customers is strictly confidential.
If we can give you advice on fi
nancial matters upon which our
business makes it necessary for
us to be informed, we will gladly
do what we can for you.
We want you to feel perfectly
at home with us, and whether or
not we do a great amount of bus
iness together, we shall try to
make our relations both pleasant
and profitable to you.
Fir& National Bank