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amis ii PROGRESSIVES HRE FIGHTING IN SENATE Cost of Bread, Meat and Coal Involved in Struggle LODGE AND BORAH LEAD CONTESTANTS It Is Clash of Ideas and Principles Over Herniation of Public Service Corporations By L. C. MARTIN. United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Mar. 12.—The cost of bread, meat and coal and other necessities to every American consumer may be directly influenced by the outcome of a struggle between the so-called standpat and progres sive wings of the republican party in full swing in the Senate. It is a clash of ideas and principles, the is sues in which are: Whether corporations dealing in the necessaries of life shall be classed as public service corporations and as •uch be subjected to such federal regulation. s Whether the ideas of government championed by the progressives or those of the standpatters shall be established as the policies of the new congress. Lodge Leads Standpatters. If the wing headed by Lodge. Smoot and Penrose win, there will be no packer control bill, no regu lation of the coal business as pro vided in the Calder bill, no curbing of gambling as proposed by Senator Capper, of Kansas; no replacing of the unconstitutional statute against profiteering, the progressives de clared. Standpat leaders take as their text, President Harding's campaign declaration for "less government in business." Borah Heads Progressives. TJhe progressives headed by Borah, Johnson and Kenyon announce their intention of stirring up public senti ment against "standpat ideas" through the press. Various means of making the pro gressives harmless are being invoked by party leaders. One is the selec tion of a "suitable" agriculture com mittee which handles such measures as the packer bill and the other legis lation sponsored by progressives. Senator Page, of Vermont, is being urged to give up the chaimanshlp of the naval affairs committee to Sena tor Poindexter, of Washington, and take the agriculture chairmanship. This is because* If he does not. Sena tor Norris, of Nebraska, who favors the packer bill and other regulatory leg station, is entitled to the place. CHEHALIS BASKET TOSSERS DEFEAT MONTESANO 29 TO 23 Win High Srhool Championship of Southwesu-rn Washington in Hartl Fought Game The basketball championship of the Southwestern Washington High School League was won by Chehalls last night in the high school gymna sium, when Montesano Vent down to defeat by a score of 29 to 23 in one u/cnnmn invitations and If LUUIIIU ANNOUNCEMENTS Made by our new BNORAV-0-BTTLB pfOCMt, look and feel like engraved. Any style lettering •a high-grade paneled paper, two aeta of envoi* epea, til.SO to $14.75 per 100. Samplea are free. CLINT W. LEE, 216 Seneca St., Seattle 1 <*lephone 977 HARRY L. PARR %itornejr at law Isih Si Olympia, Wash. <>pp Olympia Natonal Bank ' H. - I a in. to 6: SO p. m. ''hone JSI vi ARK ROSLER UKNTIST Olympia, Wash. FOMENTS I the time to plac - for that monu pring delivery, let us talk it over. A MONUMENT VORKS sonic Cemetery iah. Phone 1029J5 TT —LS PAINTED ars cleaned and s washed, polished, •id greased. SINTER :, 'th and Columbia of tlio hardest fought games ever seen on a local boor Accuracy in (los' range shoot'ne gave ('heliali the <Him> over Monte-ano which th•• hitter's terrific fighting spirit was unable to overcome. The first half of the game ended with each team having scored 1:! points, which cause ! the second half of the game to re senibel a football battle. The Chehalis team lined up as fol lows with scores indicated, viz.: Day. forward, one; L Tesreau, for ward, six; E. Tesreau, center, five; Si. John, guard, three; Newberry, guard, two. Total. 29 points. Montesano scored and lined up as follows: Wheeler, forward, three; Abel, center, seven; Elfbrandt, guard, five, and McKiever, guard. In a preliminary game, Winlock high school defeated Olympia by a score of 35 to 31 points. The Chehalis High School will play Walla Walla, champions of Eastern Washington, in the near future, and the winner will most probably settle the state championship with Urem erton. SENATE LOST ITS CHIEF HI'MOIUST AS THOMAS yi'lT WASHINGTON, Mar. 14. (United Press.) —When Senator Charles S. Thomas of Colorado, left the senate on March 4, that august body lost much of the comic relief that occa sionally punctuates debate on wholly prosaic legislation. The senate was considering an amendment of the agricultural bill, providing J15.000 "for the study of processes and methods of home tan ning of lace and other leathers used on the farm." "I should like to inquire" said Thomas, "what lace leather is. I know there was a species of 'home tanning' in vogue when I was a small boy, but that was some time ago. Since then home tanning seems to need recognition. What is it?" Thomas was told that tile amend ment did not refer to the punitive ex ertions of vexed parents, but that lace leather was used in the sewing of belts and the mending of harness. The trouble with farming today, •according to Thomas, is that it has become an "appropriation Industry." "Long ago," he explained, "we reached the point where any activity upon a farm, no matter where it may occur, or what the activity is, at once proceeds with lightning speed to Washington for an appropriation and for paternal investigation at so much per year. In the good old days when farming was farming, when farmers were not farmed as they are nowadays, the farmer secured for themselves needed articles of both production and manufacture." Then Thomas took a crack at Sen ator Ashurst of Arizona, who had ob tained a SIO,OOO increase on the ap propriation for studying the physiolo gy of plants by serving the senators with choice varieties of western dates. "I am particularly struck," Thom as said, "by the new method of se curing appropriations—that of pro ducing some samples of the subject that is sought to be sweetened by an appropriation and passing it around to the senators. We ate figs and dates yesterday, which cost the peo ple of the United States SIO,OOO. "Hereafter, I have no doubt that when the agricultural bill is to be considered, the senate chamber will be converted into a delicatessen store. Each senator will have his wares ready, to be passed around and sam pled by the law-makers, whose votes will be influenced to some degree by the palatable nature of the commod ity in question. "I hope that practice will liot be extended to the animal department of this bill. We now make large ap propriations for the extermination of predatory animals. There is one predatory animal whose presence in the chamber might change its atmos phere In a stampede instead of an appropriation. I hope the exhibits will be confined to fruits and veg etables." SOUTH TACOMA TEAM DEFEATS OXFORD BOWLERS The Olympia Oxford Bowlers went dowii to defeat before the All-Stars of South Tacoma at the latter place yesterday afternoon, the final score being 2,421 points for the winners and 2,174 for the losers. Anderson, for South Tacoma, carried the high average for his team and the big score of 192 points. Mallon, for Olympia, made high score with 183 points and also high average. Al though Miles ivoiled a good game for Olympia he had hard luck on splits. The score for the two teams was as follows: Oxford Team. Miles 167 146 133 Lyman 146 139 174 VanEaton 126 129 117 Matson 124 147 118 Mallon 166 161 183 Total 2,174 South Tacoma Team, Kellerman 169 150 158 Ralfson 162 143 148 Handson 166 148 165 Anderson 189 192 162 Wescoat 165 156 159 Total 2,421 Your feet are important, and an ordinary high stool for the house keeper placed in the kitchen helps save them. Cowtesting increases net profits. I'ljK WASHINGTON STANDARD. OLYMPIA. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1021 HE 111 COMES El IEMCI France Sends Former Premier With Two Main Objects in View WASHINGTON. Mar. 14.—The coming to America of Rene Viviani, former French premier, has two main objects, it was stated in semi official advices received in Washing ton. France desires: 1. To sound out the Harding ad ministration on the question of French indebtedness to the United States and determine whether there is any possibility of the French debt being cancelled. 2. To draw the United States into j European affairs by a "modified" league of nations, or by any other agreement which meets the approval of this government. A considerable section of French i opinion, it is indicated here, believes j the United States eventually will for- ! give the allied debt, or at least part J of it. France, which has received I cash from this country to the extent I of three billion dollars, is eager to | learn Harding's loan policy at the | earliest possible date. Desire Cancellation Th'e French desire to obtain cancel- I lation of the American loans has been I stimulated, it is learned, by the real ization that allied invasion of Ger many and the exaction of penalties, is doomed to failure as a means of continuing the German reparations. Linked with the reparations and loan situation is the French opinion, stronger today than ever before that, some form of American cooperation is necessary to the success of French policy in Central Europe. In order to gain this support, according to ad vices reaching Washington, Viviani is ready to concede as much modifi cation of the league as the Harding administration may demand. France believes, according to the opinion here, that with American backing, she will meet greater success in col lecting from Germany. Europe Tries Persuasion Officials here pointed out that re cently there has been several distinct efforts, emanating from Europe to persuade the United States to take a hand in Europefn politics. Viviani's role is seen as an effort to supply the personal contact necessary to such a development. In feeling out the United States on the loan question, Viviani is said to couple this issue with imminent tariff legislation in this country. He will point out, is understood, that the erection of tariff barriers by the United States will restrict the impor tation of French goods and make it increasingly difficult for France to pay her indebtedness. SECRETARY HUGHES BEGINS OUTLINING NEW FOREIGN POLICY Will Avoid Any Action Construed As Favoring Germany Against * Allied Nations. WASHINGTON, Mar. 14.—Presl dent Harding's foreign policy is be ing shaped so as to avoid any action that might construed as siding with Germany against the allies. The president and Secretary of State Hughes are believed to have adopted this policy—the first phase of the new American policy to be defined—because of the present in ternational situation. They realize that this country cannot afford a sud den break with its allies of the late war which would embarrass them in dealing with Germany, still the tech nical enemy of the United States. Instruct General Allen. The first step In line with this policy was instructions to Major General Henry T. Allen, commanding the American army of occupation in Germany to abide by the decisions of the inter-allied Rhineland commis sion in the establishment of a cus toms line along the Rhine to force Germany to meet reparation de mands. Another evidence of the new ad ministration's policy is the decision not to withdraw the American troops In Germany immediately. A third piece of evidence of the decision not to try to pass Immediate ly the Knox peace resolution. STATE COAL MINES WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY FOR INDEFINITE PERIOD Mine Operators and Union Members Fail to Agree on Proposed Wage Reduction. SEATTLE, Mar. 15. —Two-thirds of the coal mines In the state will close Wednesday for an indefinite pe riod, as a result of the failure of mine operators and union members to agree on the proposed wage re duction. Operators announced that on March 16, a wage cut of 24 per cent would be put into effect. Work ers are firm In their refusal to ac cept such terms. The miners, they say, are waiting for a national re adjustment of wages. Plan Your Spring Sewing Early J)id it ever happen on the morning you felt like sewing, or the day when things unexpectedly left you free to make the machine hum, there wasn't a 111 i11tr in the house to sew on? Planning the season's sewing early, and having materials right at hand saves valuable time. We are calling your attention to some items that might he overlooked in your plans. Spring naturally suggests ginghams, voiles' and silks. Hut the person who leaves out the heavier sports materials in planning Spring anu Summer clothes is missing the best opportunity of the season. The items listed below are helpful in developing out-of-the-owlinary clothes. Th>> bright colors of dress linens, ramie linen, and beach cloth match the gay Slimmer landscape, and give wonderful scope for planning sport suits, skirts, middies and serviceable dresses, being used both as material or trimming. Of course every woman likes the heavier white goods for wash skirts, and clothes for the kiddies STOP AND SHOP AT THE NOTION COUNTER Peach Cloth, in many colors, per yard 33a I ° ( j-° U j n colors, per yard 48c Domestic Ginghams !!!l9c MOTTMAN'S Where You Can Alway Do Better OYSTERMEN HOLD CONFERENCE WITH FEDERAL WARDEN Consider Methods Used by Oyster Growers to Protect Beds From Wild Bird Depredations Representatives of the Olympia Oyster Growers & Dealers' association and the Thurston County Sportsmen's association were in conference today wth George A. Lawyer, chief U. S. game warden, Washington, D. C„ con cerning the means the oyster growers have followed to protect ths ouster beds from depredations of wild duck;. The laws of Washington, unt 1 amended at the last session of the state legislature, have permitted the killing at all times of scooters, blue bills, morganzers and grebes. This provision of the state law, however, conflicts with the provisions of the federal game laws, which prohibit the killing of any species of except during prescribed open seasons and the killing of grebes at all times. The bluebills, scooters and merganzers at times have committed serious depre dations on the oyster beds and the oystermen, acting in pursuance wit'a an understanding with both the fed eral and state game authorities, had in 1914, previous to the enactment of the present federal game laws, em ployed a man to patrol the oyster beds with a motor boat and occasion ally a few birds were killed in the efTorts made to keep the ducks from the oyster grounds. Sportsmen throughout the state who were not wholly familiar with the federal laws, interpreted the old staje game law to mean that they, also, had the right to kill these particular species of ducks at all seasons anywhere In the state. 'ln justice to the sportsmen, howeve<\ |it may be said that they were not ad verse to the adoption of any means authorized by law on the part of the oystermen to protect the oyster beds from the depredations of these birds At the conference Mr. Lawyer ex plained the efforts that had been made to protect the rice industry in California, Arkansas and Texas by the issuance of federal permits au thorizing water fowl to be killed by roce growers to protect the rice crops rice growers to protect the rice crops jquent developments proved to be in effectual. Thereafter, the rice grow lers, acting on the suggestion of th'? I federal anthoritles, used black pow jtler shells without shot and a device | commonly known as the automatic flash gun, to keep the ducks from the rice fields and these devices proved I to be very effectual. The oystermen. who are keen sportsmen and interested in the con servation of wild fowl, have agreed to i abandon efforts to kill ducks to pre vent depredations on oyster beds and Ito employ a man who will go no fur ther than to use black powder shells | without shot, fired from a motor boat, to keep the birds.' from the oyster I beds and to give this means of con trol a thorough tryout te demonstrate Its effectiveness. The bureau of bio logical survey, U. S. Department of Agriculture, is as much Interested in furthering the interests of the oys termen as it Is in the protection of wild ducks and other migratory birds and while there may be an apparent conflict in interests, it believes that methods of control other than the killing of ducks can be adopted that will be satisfactory not only to the oystermen but to the sportsmen of the state. Should the methods sug gested by Mr. Lawyer prove to be in effectual to prevent depredations by ducks to the oyster industry, the bio logical survey undoubtedly will be willing to authorize any reasonable means of control that may be neces sary. • (>l<l Uw Repealed It may be well to emphasize that the old state law authorizing the kill ing of bluebllls, scooters, merganzers and certain other species of birds at all times has been repealed, and that no wild ducks or other birds now may be killed except during the open sea son, unless permitted by written or der of the secretary of agriculture of the United States and in accordance with the provisions of the present state laws, which authorize the coun ty game commissioners to permit the killing of any species of birds that may become seriously injurious to agriculture or other interests. Those attending the conference were: E. N. Steele, county game commissioner, representing the oys termen Dr. G. W. Ingham, president of the Olympia Oyster Investment Cy.; William Waldrip, Joseph Wal dr.pi Ole Hanson, of the Olympia Oys ter Co.; J. J. Brenner, Earl Brenner, of the J. J. Brenner Oyster Co.; J. H. Blass, of the J. H. Blass Oyster Co.; W. P. Vance, patrolman of the oyster growers and dealers' association; Fred Anderson, president of Thurs ton County Sportsmen's association; E. A. McClartry, county game coin- CLANCY It's a shame for a man to change his name without good and sufficient reasons (reasons not enumerated). If this man that calls himself— |Uf ll[lff f did not do thereat work in town I would boycott ! )ecause 1 sure name should be M'NEILL BATTERY STATION Opposite Oapitol Phone 387 ANOTHER VALUABLE AID IS A CHECKING ACCOUNT It is convenient becuuse you fan AH out your check for the exact amount of the bill and mail it, thus avoiding a personal trip. It is safe, because it relieves you of the necessity of carry * ing large amounts with you, and the consequent danger of loss. It is businesslike, because you always know the amount on hand. CAPITAL NATIONAL BANK mlssioner and trustee of the Thurs ton County Sportsmen's association; Hay C. Steele, United States game warden of Western Washington and Destern Oregon district; tSanley Jew ett, predatory animal inspector of the bureau of biological survey. The Capital Lumber Co., foot ot Main street, well-known and estab lished lumber wholesale and retail ers of Olympla, have just completed their new permanent brick burner. The Capital Lumber Company was the flrst lumber dealers in Olympla to initiate this undertaking for the protection against fire. The refuse from the mill runs continually to the ing the fire going day and night with out any extra help as the old open burners had to have, also making It impossible for any fire to get away to jeopardize millions of feet of lumber ! with the risk of high winds over taking the watchman. The open burners Is the thing of the past with all the up-to-date lum ber manufacturers of the Pacific northwest. Some cities require closed burners, and it Is a known fact that It is a direct remedy pro tection against fire. COW TESTING OFFICER COMING I C. V. Castle, cow testing assocla | tlon organizer of the Western Dairy division United States department of agriculture, located at Salt Lake City, will be In this state during the first half of March. Mr. Castle in co operation with Mr. F. W. Kehrll, ex tension dairy specialist of the State_ College, will work in the counties of Cowlitz and King.