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About The times. (Portland, Or.) 191?-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 2, 1912)
T H E TIMES
of the college’. What a grotesque perversion it is to speak of the
football team as the upholder of college honor and prestige. Reed
College has committed no such pedagogical solecism.”
Published every Saturday by THE TIM ES COM PANY, Incorporated
at 212 First Street, Portland, Oregon. P h one*: Main 5 6 3 7 ; A -2686.
In the modern craze for college athletics (which we approve, ex-1
THE TIM ES ia not responsible for any opinions expressed by correspondents ercised in moderation), Reed College has a unique field to carve out
We believe that President Foster’s plan will win.
W’ e j
appearing in its columns.
believe that although Reed College may have but a small attendance
K ntered in Postofllce at Portland, Oregon, as second-class m a tte r .
at first, that such will yearly increase.
We believe further, that its
A FEARLESS EXPONENT OF INDU STRIAL PEACE
alumni and alumnae will come to be known in future years as truly
cultured men and women, who will leave their impress on their time
SUBSCRIPTION RATES— $2.50 per year, in advance.
<tur reason that the scholarship of American students i,s not of
ADVERTISING RATES made known upon application.
the highest order is due to the fact that their minds are stuffed with
a mass of ill-digested knowledge. At Reed College students will he
SA TU R D A Y, MARCH 2, 1912.
carefully trained and given opportunity to assimiliate what they!
Each man should h aw the right to earn his way.
have learned. When they go out into the world, their merits, we be
Ami each should have for fair day's work a fair d a y ’s pay, j lieve. will be reeognizd. We hope that President Foster's ideal may |
Kadi man should governed he by Justice's right
be Hilly lived up to. It is a noble effort and deserves the highest com
And gain his ends by peaceful means— not dynamite.
mendation and encouragement. 11 is graduates may be at fault in
athletic record-breaking stunts, but they will bear the stamp of re
fined and well-educated men and women.
President Foster, te salutamus!
OUR PL ATF O R M
THE TIMES is earnest and outspoken.
what it believes to be right, and that without fear or favor,
and unencumbered by the shackles of circumstance.
TIMES will not swerve from the path of duty, and it cannot
be purchased or compromised. THE TIM ES unqualifiedly sub
scribes to the great principles of human liberty under the law;
of equal rights in all fields of legitimate endeavor, industrial
freedom and to the advancement of the great Pacific Coast.
TO THE E M PLO YER- TH E TIM ES will ever be open to
the employer of labor, that he may have, through its columns,
an opportunity to place the truth before the public regarding
the business conditions which govern him and his environ
ments. The co-operation of the employer and the employe are
the substantial proofs of what has made the Pacific Coast
what it is today. Their interests are identical, are inseparable.
The mutual experience, foresight and confidence between the
business man and the wage-earner have made and are making
for success. The investments of the one coupled with the efforts
of both are solid bulwarks of present prosperity and the assur
ances of the future. Minus these, advancement along the lines
of industrial and commercial progress of the Pacific Coast is
impossible. Without this hearty co-operation, a continuance of
the highest possible development of our agricultural, horticult
ural, timberal, mineral and other resources is out of the ques
tion, and we must retrograde and decay.
TO THE E M P LO YE .— The columns of THE TIM E S will
always be open to the employe, whether he may be an inde
pendent toiler or claim affiliation with a trade organization.
THE TIM ES hopes that by thus affording a medium for the
interchange of opinions and by untrammeled discussion of la
bor questions in its columns, that a better understanding will
be brought about between the employer of labor and the man
who earns his bread by the sweat of his brow. THE TIM ES
believes that by this method the rights of both will be con
served and advanced.
In the field of labor TH E TIM E S will champion the prin
ciple of “ equality of opportunity,’ ’ with all that it means to
independent labor and to the average good citizen. This paper
will be the staunch and undeviating friend of all honest toilers,
of all unshackled, law-abiding, sincere workers; and while
never denying the right of workmen to organize lawfully, this
paper will be the unyielding foe of lawless, proscriptive,
monopolistic and exclusive labor organizations, because they
are the selfish enemies of their own class, and the common dan
ger of the industrial world. Our position in this matter is un
mistakable, and will be maintained.
THE TIM ES will at all times stand for the conservation of
human life and energy and character, with all their tremendous
potentialities; for the preservation of the community and the
nation; for the protection of property; for the flag and its
glorious traditions; for the national life and honor with their
pregnant possibilities; for the continuance of a brave, virtuous
and patriotic citizenship, without which no nation can be either
truly great or really good.
Tunneling Under the Hudson
For New York Water Supply
ENFORCING TH E C U R FE W ORDINANCE.
HE C U R FE W ordinance is to be enforced.
Chief of Police
Slover recently assigned ten patrolmen to perform Ibis luty. Com
plaints have been frequent that juveniles were roaming the streets at
unseemly hours and THE TIM ES lias confidence that the officers will
do their duty. They are expectc I to clear the streets of all boys and
girls found out after hours, and of accompanying them to their homes.
T necessary. Parents can do much by heartily cooperating with the
blueeoats. If they do not do so voluntarily, the law provides that
they shall be prosecuted and those children who prove recalcitrant
and chronic lawbreakers, will be taken, before the juvenile courts
I’ll.! officers will keep a record of the young offenders and report same
to the sergeant in charge of the squad, who will handle all prosecu
tions. This is a step in the right direction. Boys and girls, with
tIn-ir minds as yet not matured, learn no good running at large at
night in the streets of a city. They had better far he kept at home
wlier they might read or study or follow some useful occupation
There is too great a tendency on the part of parents to he lax in dis
cipline, to be careless as to how their children spend their time, and
they are mainly responsible for their roaming tendencies. It should j
| be the pleasurable duty of parents to make the home attractions, to!
their children so they will want to stay there. Too many parents are j
selfish, preferring to devote their evenings to their own pleasure, be
cause it is too bothersome to look after their children’s welfare. Such
parents deserve prosecution and we hope they get it.
There is a manifest tendency among I toys and girls nowadays to I
sneer at and make light of the admonitions of their elders. They!
do not realize that the father and mother, or those who stand in loco
parentis, are their best friends. If they would heed the kindly counsel,
il might save them many bitter hours afterwards.
Organized labor endorses R. O. Rector, A. W . Lawrence and M.
•J. Murnaine, who seek nomiation ns representatives in the State
Legislature on the Republican ticket. Rector is business agent for
the Carpenters’ Union and Lawrence secretary of'the Central Labor
Council. Aside front these a number of candidates for county offices
are endorsed. Don’t blame the candidates for undesirable support;
they’re not to blame, and a vote’s a vote from any source.
U p p e r p h o to by A m e rica '* P re s s A ss o cla tlo n .
While chewing some meat, as reported in the daily press, a woman
swallowed her false teeth. They stuck in her throat and a surgical
operation was necessary to remove them, from which the woman
is recovering. Some people are mighty careless with their teeth.
If this woman would tie her teeth with a pretty pink ribbon around
her cute neck, she wouldn’t lose them so easily.
The candidates are pleading for votes. There’s are a good many!
after each job. After the primary election the over-confident ones
who are rejected will know how little their townsmen think of them.
Then the regular election will thin out a lot more. This is a good
time to decide to vote against the candidates endorsed by organized
labor, because that fact alone shows they will make very indifferent
’ N a cavern 1,100 feet below the bed of the Hudson river Mayor Gaynor re
cently pressed a key and fired by electricity the blast which united the
two bores—one from each side of the river—of the great tunnel through
which the water supply of New York will be conducted from the Catskills
to the city
So well had the engineers done their work that the two ends of
the bores were less than an inch from coinciding exactly when joined. The
Hudson river crossing is one of the connecting liuks of the Catskill aqueduct
system which when completed will have cost about $175,(XX),000. The tunnel
is really a U shaped siphon, the water dropping down through a shaft 1,100
feet deep at the foot of Storm King mountain, crossing the river to rise to the
same elevation on the east shore. The lower photograph show’ s the mayor
and other city otfi ials in the tunnel
He is the central figure ln.the upper
oicture. which was taken in the epen air
Laying the Cornerstone of the
Maine Monument In New York
‘ertain classes of foreigners acquire American polities pretty
fast. One John Stnnish gave vent to his Roosevelt leanings at Green-
viIle. I'a.. by hurrahing for “ Teddy” and prophesying that he would ;
‘ win in a w alk” . Other foreigners, leaning to Taft, signified tlieirj
ihjeetions by slicing off one of Stanish’s ears and punctuating their
lisapproval by divers and sundry knife stalls.
Politics are really
langerous, when taken so seriously.
OREGON W A SH IN G T O N BRIDGE OVER THE COLUMBIA.
■""P IIKUK bus been no subject for public consideration presented in a
long time in which so intlcli enthusiasm lias been made manifest
as that of the proposed bridge across tile Columbia, to connect Port
E. E. lleekbert. at the recent admitted to the liar of Hoth Massa
land, Oregon, with Vancouver, Washington. It is roughly estimated meeting of the Multnomah Bar chusetts and Maine, and practiced
that such a bridge would cost, in round numbers, about $2,000,0110. Vssoeiation. was honored by his law in Portland, Maine, and Bos
Should it be built, it is proposed to divide the cost equally between fellow lawyers with the office of ton until
when he got the
the stales of Oregon and Washington, and the money could lie pro president, not only because of the western fever and came to Port
\ ided by legislative appropriations of a million dollars by eneli state. high standing in liis chosen voca land, Ore. Since his admission to
The advantages of such a bridge are apparent. It would appeal tion by reason of his ability and the bar of this state, he has been
to all classes. It would provide a valued link in the grand Pacific legal aeument, hut also for thn identified with important litiga-
highway to extend through Washington, Oregon mid California. Its true geniality ami eourtesy shown i tion both here anil in Washington,
value to the farmer, wlui would lie saved milch time and all toll ex towards evervom with whom I k <
In 1901 he married Georgia R.
pense. now absorbed by the trims river ferry, is inestimable. Such a
Heekbert. of his native city, and
bridge would pay for itself yi a very few years. J. II. Nolta. of Port
they have one child. Daniel R.
land, is taking an intense interest in the enterprise. THK TIMES
Mr. lleekbert is a member of the
can imagine no reasonable argument against I be advantages deriv
Masonic fraternity, Knights Tem
able from siieli a bridge and the arguments in its favor are so strong,
plar and is a Republican in pol
that we believe the bridge will come, and come soon. It is pleasing
to note that the interest In this matter is not talk merely, but that
it lias taken substantial for In cash subscriptions on both sides of the
VICE CONSULAR OFFICES.
For preliminary surveys It is estimated that tfiiOOO will lie
required. Of Ibis sum. Vancouver has already raised its half. J. P
The following comprise the list
Stapleton, chairman of the Vancouver subscription committee, is
! of consular and vice consular of
fill I \ as enthusiast ie as Mr. Nolta. It is safe to predict that if both
fices represented in Portland:
of these great states work shoulder to shoulder the bridge will lie |
tin i 11.
At the present writing a meeting is planned in Portland for!
Chile— A. It. Vejar.
March I, to be addressed by ('.
Colt. I >. O. Lively, Tom Richard-;
China— Moy Back Ilin, 23:1 Sec
son, Frank It. Riley. 0 . \\ Henderson. Mayor Rushlight. F. W 111Id.
II (i. Parsons and others from Portland. Besides these Vancouver
Costa Rica— G. C. Antes, 732
will have its convincing speakers as well.
The Portland bridge committee comprises S. L. Woodward. II
Germany— O. Lohan, 31 Hamil
A. Ruble. .1 II Nolta. S. I, Osborne. T. F. Millhollen. Rev. Geo. C.
Carl. M. O Love. K. Versteeg, II A lleppncr. William M. Killings
Great Britain— James Laidlaw,
worth M G Mindy. K. S Ityer. C Spies. A. Dmmerberg. W. C
North, c . II Carey. J. I! Neon and D. O Lively.
Japan— M. Ida.
T ilE TlM KN most heartily raises its voice in favor of tbis worthy
project, aifd will always do all it can to further it.
Mexico— F. A . Spencer. 4ti Front
E. E HECKBERT,
Peru— Barrette Carlos, care C.
reside t of the Multnomah
N \ RECENT issue of TH E TIM ES we stated our position m n
gard to colleges and universities, their etirrieulums and athletics.
Switzerland— A. C. Bigger.
We held then and hold now that the modern tendetiex is to advance comes in contact,
Mr. lie •klier»
athletics and to relegate intellectual work, scholarship and study into lias a high regard for the ethics
It is with extreme satisfaction that we note tlur of the legal profe ision, an I wav
Belgium— C. Henri Labbe. Lab
President Foster, of Reed College. Portland lias similar ideas
It lately made chaîna» in of the griev- ile building.
will hi' Ins aim and tlmt of the excellent faculty chosen for the in ance committee of the Stat e Bar
C hile- John Reid. 514 Lumber
stitution to see to it that it will not compel its students " t o idle \sso, at ion. lie wa born ju \\\ Exchange.
through four y e a r s"
In other words. Reed College proposes to edn burn, Mass., which ei ity is just
Great Britain— J. Ernest Laid
ea.e the minds of its students and not turn out football or basketball low miles ut from Boston, when law, Ainsworth building.
We cannot refrain from quoting an excerpt or two from In* re eived Ins preliminare edit
France— C. Ilenri Laiibe. Labbe
a recent editorial in The Oregonian.
cal ion. He graduated from Itos building (consular agent).
"T h e prevalent spirit of the institution." says The Oregonian, toil University, receiving the d e
Netherlands — John
" i s honest, intellectual work. The students realize that they are gré of Bachelor of Arts m 1S93, Mathes, 213 Wells-Fargo building.
there for no other purpose and the faculty does not permit the pur and then studied law in Boston
Nicaragua and Honduras— R.
pose to I»«' forgotten. No teams have been sent hurrahing over the University Law Sehool and at Uhileott. 30tl McKay building.
state as advertising ageniees. No students have been excused from Harvard, standing well towards
Sweden— Valdemar LiddeU. 26
their studies m order that they might practice football ‘ for the good the front in his Masses. Ile was I N irth Sixth street.
P h o t o by American P r e s s A s s o c i a n o
N the fourteenth anniversary of the destruction of the battleship Mr-tns
In Havana harbor iFeb IS* the cornerstone of the Maine monument
" is laid in Columbus circle. New York city. It will stand at one of
the entrances to Central park, forming a gateway forty-four feet hint,
which will he topped by a bronze group (representing Columbia Triumphant)
cast from the guns recovered from the battleship.
The group, of w h irl
Attlllo Piittrllll is the sculptor, will lie thirteen feet l lgh. so that the t tal
height of the monument will be fifty-seven feet. The architect is H Va I
Our photograph shows Bear Admiral K. H. c. Lrutzt,
commandant of the New York navy yard (at the extreme left», with the trowel
w hich he used for the ceremony. A short address was delivered b y ......... rat
Daniel K. Si. iFrx
In the metal box which was s e a l e d op In the corn - <>ne
were copies of Captain Charles D. Slgsbee's personal narrative of the disin
ter and of official reports made to the authorities at Washington. The monu
ment. Which, it Is expected, will
completed in August, will cost about si;.',,.
(XXI. This sum was contributed by more than a million men. women a ,d , hit-
,p. . who isalrad Is n u h s i M s tha 368
eh who tart their l i v « bj
explosion and those who fell in the war with Spain.