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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 12, 1921)
THE EVENING HERALD, KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON
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FHIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1H1,
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VISALIA, Cal. Aug. 13. Anolhcr
chapter In tho story ot ton years'
litigation oTor 'Elk Hills oil land,
near hero, worth from $20,000,000
to $36,000,000, opened In tho
local court last yrMk, whon
United State land ottlco" of tlclals
begin rehearing an action ot tho fed
eral government against tho liuoua
Vista Land and DoTolopmcnt com
pany ot Kern county, -with tho stato
of California and the Honolulu Con
solidated Oil company as Interven
ers. One year ago the case was decid
ed by John Barton Payne, then soc
tho matter was closed. In March of
rotary ot tho interior. In favor of
the government, and It waa thought
this year," however, there came a'
United States supreme court deci
sion upsetting Payne' Tullng, nnd
resulting In a rehearing hero.
' Tho land In question, consisting
ot eighteen sections ot oil produc
ing Kern county territory, was orig
inally (elected by tho state ot Cat
Itornla In lieu ot school Indemnity
selections which fell In. federal re
serves. Thev state sold tho land to
tho' nuena Vista company, but In
tho meantime the Honolulu firm
had prospected the land for oil, and
had filed applications with tho land
office here for patents. Noxt camo
a federal government geological sur
vey's decision classifying tho land
an oil and gas "known producing
fields." Under this classification
tho government contended tho stale
had no right to tho property, and
thereupon sued tho TlQcna vfsta
company to quiet title, with tho
Honolulu people acting as Intervene
ors. claiming they bad a "vested
right to the land if tho stato did
not. by reason of tliclr patent ap
plications. For soveral year this three-cornered
legal battlo waged, and final
ly was passed up to Franklin K.
Lane .then secretary ot the Interior.
Secretary Lane alter a year finally
decided tho Honolulu cozany had
a right to thirteen of tho eighteen
sections and the federal government
right to tho remaining tiro.
When the Lane decision becanio
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public, Josephus Danlols, then scc-
rctary of tho navy, nnd A. Mitchell,
Palmer, attorney general, told Prea-j
dent Wilson that under tho Lane
ruling the government would lose,
millions ot dollars, as tho govern-,
ment had practjcally completed'
olana clans tor leasing Its oil land
In naval roscrves on a 25 per cent)
royalty basis. Tho president there
upon asked Lane not to file his
opinion. Later Secretary Lane re
signed and John Darton Payno suc
ceeded him. A few day attor Mr.
Payne took otflco ho made a now
decision, giving tho government sole
tltlo to tho property. The Honolulu
company accepted the ruling and
Drenared to accent tho government's
offer to Icaso tho land on tho roy-l
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pared, but nover actually signed.
Then camo tho unexpected deci
sion In tho Wyoming esse. Secre
tary Payno had held that tho stato
had no vested right to tho land un
der the school indemnity act bo-
cause It was oil producing land,.buV
the supreme court. In the Wyoming
mattor, held that It the stato had
made Its selections boforo tho land
was so classified, tho stato held tho
vested right nnd the government
had no powor to eject it.
. When this ruling was announced
tho nuena Vista company asked for
a rehearing. Secretary ot tho In
terior Albert II. Fall ordered tho
caso heard anew, and August 10
wa set for tho rehearing.
An interesting sidelight was a
suit filed by tho Honolulu company
In Washington against Woodrow
Wilson as president. In which the
court was asked to hold that tlip
president had exceeded his author
ity when ho "Interfered" with Sec
retary Lane by not allowing him to
tllo his decision
Announcing Arrival of
New Autumn Fashions
THE WOMAN'S STORE has just received additional shipments of
Women's Fall Apparel. New Coats, Suits and Dresses in distinctive
styles that reflect the fashion tendency of the coming season. You are
especially invited to come and view these new creations and shoulcjl
you wish to buy you will find our prices very moderate indeed.
New Fall Suits
ered, fur trim
med, long coat ef
fects, new fall col
New Fall Dresses
of Taffeta, Canton-Crepe,
Crepe de. Chine
are now shown in
Chick fall styles.
They are entirely
new and different
from what you
see anywhere else.
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Women's Foulard Dresses
at ONE-HALF Price
$25.00 Value all Summer Styles
Foulard dresses in many very desirable
patterns. On account of lateness of the
season, were picked up at just one half
price. Will be sold while they last at
$12.0 cch, up to $25.00.
A wonderful opportunity to
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The amount of, stock in many instances is
limited. Get what you want early.
THIS SALE IS CASH ONLY
ONE DAY ONLY
Save A Dollar on Every Dollar
you spend and buy oil stock in Klamath,
that's what will put us on the map.
A limit has been placed on these specials on
account of the low prices they will
sell for and we want all of our cus
t'omers to get a share of this
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