Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 05, 1913, Page 12, Image 12

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Visitors Special
Daly, Dieck, Bigelow and
Saving $ 1 GO to You on This Piano
Brewster Experienced in
Public Affairs.
Printer, Engineer, Merchant and
Lawyer Are Chosen ; None Is More
Than 44 Years Old; All Born
Outside State of Oregon.
In. Will H. Daly. Robert G THcnV. o
A. Bigelow and William L Brewster
r-oruana has selected as Commlnlnn
rs four men who have had much ex
perience In municipal affairs and -who
nave Riven tne subject close study.
Individually and collectively they are
peculiarly fitted to perform the Impor
tant duties that will devolve upon them
and the Mayor under the newly-adopted
ommislson form of government. Each
In a trained. executive and each is pos
sessed of a special fund of knowledge
that will allow of natural assignments
to the heads of the five branches into
which the government of the city will
be divided.
Will H. Daly is 44 years old and a
native of Springfield, Mo. He received
a common school education, but gained
much of his education through his own
personal efforts. Early in life he
learned the printing trade. He came
to Portland 11 years ago and worked
for The Oregonlan as a linotype oper
ator. In 1907 he Joined the Portland
Linotype Company and two years ago
he organised the Portland Monotype
Company, of which he Is president. He
is a successful business man. Previous
to his election to the City Council two
years ago he was best known as a union
labor leader. He has been a member of
the Typographical Union for 27 years
anj was president of the State Federa
tion of Labor for four years and of the
Portland Central Labor Council for two
terms. He lives at 767 Missouri avenue.
Expense Probe First.
"I think that perhaps one of the firgt
tilings to do will be to check up on
the employes and expenditures," said
Mr. Daly yesterday. "My Idea is that,
while it will require considerable time
in which to get the new machinery
working In proper form, that we will
be able to save a considerable sum In
expenditures without much delay and
to increase the efficiency of the depart
ments. I am not a man who believes in
making a wholesale change in employes;
I favor going slow, but I shall insist
upon efficiency In every employe. Any
man or woman who is efficient need
have no fear for his or her position in
sofar as I am concerned. My sole ob
ject will be to give to the people of
Portland the very best that Is in me
and to make the first Commission prove
the wisdom of the people in adopting
Robert G. Dieck is a native of Phila
delphia and Is of German descent, his
lather being the editor of a German
newspaper in that city for many years.
He Is 38 years old, and a graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania en
gineering department. He has had much
experience In, public affairs, serving
successively with tho board of highway
engineers and the bureau of filtration
in his native city. In 1901 he was sent
as one of 20 engineers to the Philip
pines as provisional supervisors. Later
ho was superintendent of the water
supply and sewers In the city of Manila,
under a form of government similar to
that provided by Portland's charter.
From 1905 to 1907 he served as city
engineer of Manila, 1n full charge of all
Improvements, including water supply,
sewerage, garbage collection and dis
posal, street cleaning, parks, bridges,
roads, streets, building Inspection and
Mr. Dleck has been a resident of
Portland since 1907 and has engaged in
private engineering work and as con
sulting engineer. His candidacy was
first announced by the Oregon Society
of Engineers, of which he is a member,
and members of that organization were
Instrumental In conducting his success
ful campaign.
"I realize that there will be much
important work for the new commis
sion to do." said Mr. Dieck last night.
"I believe that some of the depart
ments will have to be reorganized
along business lines so as to expedite
business. I want to conduct the busi
ness of the city so that the public
may, at all times, be advised as to
Its rights. A very Important feature
Ik tho purchase of (supplies. Much
pconomy can be affected along this
line., .but It Is Just as important to
conserve the city's supplies after the
purchases are made. I hope that the
Kennett plan of public Improvements
an be fitted to the needs of the city
and I shall try to work with that end
In view.
Dieck Civil Service Mid,
"I am a full believer In civil serv
ice for municipal employes In so far
as It protects the worthy and per
mits of the dismissal of the unworthy.
1 think no favoritism should be tol
erated. "I have heard more or less about
vice conditions in Portland, but I
don't suppose Portland has been any
more successful in treating this prob
lem than any of the other cities of
the world. I don't think the men
know how to handle it. anyway. Re
lief will come only through the work
of the women. We need their help
"From what I understand of the
new charter all such boards as the
Water Board, the Park Board and
others are to be abolished. I would
favor appointment of a number of
boards, such as a health hoard. In an
advisory capacity only. They should
not be given legislative functions. That
work and responsibility belong to the
Mayor and the Commissioners.
I expect to give up all my private
work and devote my entire time to the
business of the city. I like public serv-
Ice. I aim to make myself a profes-
slonal public official. I have a theory
that any man can be elected to office
merely by presenting to the people his
record of past achievement, and my ap
parent success In this election seems to
have vindicated my theory."
C. A. Bigelow has had previous ex
perience in public life. He was a mem
ber of the 1911 Legislature and served
with credit. Two years ago he was
appointed a member of Mayor Rush.
light's Executive Board, but resigned
after a few months on account of press
of private business. He Is vice-presl-ient
and general manager of W. H.
Markell & Co., an -East Side depart
ment store. He is a native of Michigan
and Is 38 years old. Most of his boy
hood was passed in Olympla. Wash.,
where he was' educated and where he
learned the printing trade. Since 1894
he has been a resident of Portland. He
entered the employ of the store of
which he now is the head as a clerk.
His remarkable rise from the ranks is
Indicative of his business ability. He Is
an active member of the Kast Side
Business Men's Club and an ex-presi-aient
of that organization. He lives at
104 East Fifteenth street North.
Mr. Bigelow realizes the responsl-
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bllity that will rest upon the Mayor
and 'Commissioners under the new
charter, and expresses the intention to
devote his entire time and his best
efforts to the interests of all the peo
ple In administering the affairs of his
"I expect, as soon as nossible after
taking office, to redeem my platform
pledges," said Mr. Bigelow, yesterday.
"Among the more Important improve
ments that I have promised to the citi
zens are a municipal lighting- plant and
a reduction in the cost of paving.
ine lighting plant is most import
ant. I don't know yet whether the city
should build one of its own or to ac
quire one already in existence. Port
land needs one, the people want It and
I believe the Commission will provide it.
My amDition will be to work har
moniously with the Mayor and the other
Commissioners, but I have not thought
particularly of the details of operation.
The Mayor-elect and Commissioners-
elect will meet tomorrow and I hope
that we can arrange to work out an
administrative code, so far as is possi
ble, before we take office."
William L. Brewster is an attorney
with a reputation both In the practice
of his profession and as a public offi
cial. He is 44 years old and a native of
Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Am
herst College and of the law depart
ment of Columbia University. New
York. He came to Portland in 1S91
and has engaged in the practice of law
ever since. He Is secretary of the Ore
gon Bar Association and a director of
the Portland Public Library Associa
tion. He has been instrumental In the
establishment of branch libraries in
various parts of-the city. He is also a
member of the Oregon Textbook Com
mission and devotes much time to that
work. For the last three years he has
been a director of the Associated Char
ities. From 190S to 1811 he was a mem
ber of the City Civil Service Commis
sion. He always has taken an Interest
in municipal affairs. In fact, has been
a student of them.
W'orklic Bulk Hoacht,
"All that w can exnect to acromnlish
for the next six months." said Mr.
Brewster yesterday, "is routine work
and the adjustment of the various city
departments to fit the new charter.
That will keep ub busy, I am sure.
After that I hope that we can take up
some of the important problems that
Portland now is facing and that It will
be required to face in the next few
"In adjusting ourselves to the new
charter I think we will be able to use
to advantage much of the Information
and many of the suggestions given us
by the experts or the municipal re
search bureau that recently conducted
a survey of the city'a affairs.
"We ought to reduce the city's busi
ness, as far as possible, to a working
basis. I hope that under the new ad
ministration the public will take a re
newed Interest in civic affairs. I hope
that the people of Portland will com
often to the City Hall and become ac
quainted with the workings of their
"My understanding of the new char
ter Is that all such boards as the
Water Board and the Park Board will
be abolished and their work taken over
by the Commission. It may be some
time before we can relieve these boards
of their duties, however."
Late George F. Robertson
Honored by Associates.
Elks, Knights Templars and Other
Masonic Members and Business
Men Escort Body Floral
Tributes Are Many.
Knights Templars and other Masons,
Elks and many former business asso
ciates yesterday afternoon formed the
funeral procession of George F. Rob
ertson, manager of Blake-McFall Pa
per Company, who died Sunday, and
escorted the hearse containing the body
through Portland streets. A band,
composed of members of both the
Shrlners' and Elks' bands, played
at the head of the cortege.
The services in the Masonic Temple
were under the auspices of Oregon
Commandery, Knights Templars, and
those following at the Crematorium
were in charge of Columbia Masonic
Lodge, of which Mr. Robertson bad
been treasurer. A large concourse of
friends, fraternal brothers and asso
ciates filled the ball Many beautiful
floral tributes surrounded the bier.
The ritualistic service of the Knights
Templars was performed by Hopkln
Jenkins, eminent commander, assist
ed by R. A. Miller, prelate, and the
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Toung, pastor of
the First Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mrs. H. Hutchinson and a male quar
tet sang.
The active pallbearers were: J. R.
Rodgers. Alexander G. Riddell, T. H.
Hutchinson, F. A. Freeman. William
Davis, C. F. Wlegand, Walter Gadsby
and Joseph McClelland. The honor
ary pallbearers were: John F. Logan,
George L, Baker, Thomas Maguire,
James Cormack, O. W. Mlelke. Frank
Dunham, F. T. Griffith and J. W. P.
Kellow-Ountryman Charges Slander
- and light Hollows.
Municipal Court yesterday furnished
the setting for a settlement of trouble
between F. Moraca, an Italian former
ly employed by the Arlington Club, and
R. E. Romans, publisher of an Italian
newspaper, who appeared against each
other following a. fight begun in Ro
mana's office.
CBS. Wood appeared for Moraca
and Judge W. H. Bard for Romana.
F. W. Mulkey and W. D. Wheelwrigut
testified as to the good character of
Moraca, and when the case was put in
the hands of the Jury a verdict of not
guilty was quickly reached.
Moraca charged that Romana had
slandered him without cause in his pa
per. and that he went to his office to
have the statements retracted and that
a fight took place, whereupon each
made complaint against the other.
Ifo Additional Projiert y Can Be Pur
chased. This Tear,
The defeat at the city election of
the proposed park bond Issue of $2,
000,000 will necessitate the elimination
within a few days of a surveying party
and a number of other employes of
the city Park Department.
It had been planned to keep all the
present employes and to secure others
If the bond issue carried.
The fund has been exhausted by the
purchase of land ' for the Terwilliger
Boulevard and equipment for play
grounds. It will not be possible this
year to acquire any additional prop
erty. Dentists' Referendum Pushed.
SALEM, Or., Juie 4. (SpeclaL) Cir
cuit Judge Galloway will hear argu
ment Friday In the suit of W. T. Slat
ten against Secretary of State Olcott,
the plaintiff seeking to compel the sec
retary to accent the petitions to refer
the bill relating to the regulation of
tne practice of dentistry. Mr. Olcott
refused to file the petitions on the
ground that they were not regular.
They did not contain a copy of the law,
as is provided, but only contained the
caption. Attorneys for Slatten declare
that the circulators of the petitions
carried copies of the law with them
to show to the signers.
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City Attorney Preparing for
Change of Government.
Many Alterations Will Bo Necessary
in Operation of Various Depart
ments and Some Employes
May He Dismissed.
To make it possible for the city com
mission to take over the city govern
ment July 1 and immediately g-et everything-
into working order. City Attor
ney Grant yesterday beg-an the prep
aration of a complete administrative
code. He will complete this by the
end of the week preparatory to its
submission to Mayor Albee and the
members of the commission.
The code will outline the five depart
ments of the city government, giving
the various city departments to be in
cluded under each head and outlining
the procedure in both the administra
tive and executive work of the com
mission as a whole. The code will be
subject to any change desired by the
It is tho object of Mr. Grant to get
the code worked up in such manner
that there will be no hitch in munici
pal affairs because of the change of
government. To do this will require
a great deal of work, it is declared,
owing to the fact that the entire book
keeping, acocunting and record system
of the city will have to be changed
and the power now vested in various
boards and commissions will be shifted
to the commission.
Charter Provisions Cited.
The provision of the charter under
which all the changes will be made and
under which Mr. Grant is working is
as follows:
A complete code providing: for the ad
ministration of the powers and duties of the
different departments and for their organi
zation shall be enacted by the Commission
ers as soon as possible after their election.
Such code shall provide for a uniform stand
ard for tne purchase of materials and sup
plies and shall provide a purchasing agent,
not under civil service rules to Inspect and
test the duality and auantlty of tha mate
rials and supplies purchased and determine
their exact conformity to specifications. Pro
vision shall be made for the transfer of em
ployes from one department to another.
Methods shall be devised for the publica
tion of charts or diagrams showing; the fi
nancial condition, growth, receipts and ex
penditures of the different departments.
These publications shall be made at least
every six months and shall be so published
as to trlve a. comparison of the condition at
such period with that at a prior period.
Each department shall keep time reports and
cost data and efficiency records of its em
ployes, which shall be made the basis of
promotions and Increase of salary. Methods
shall be provided for by which the heads of
departments may determine and compare
the work accomplished by the department
with reference to its expenditure. A defi
nite system of accounting shall be provided
for each department showing: the work per
formed and the material furnished com
pared with the cost thereof so itemized that
it can be determined whether each depart
ment is becoming; more efficient or less effi
cient. All stores and supplies of the city
shall be properly housed, segregated and
tabulated and a perpetual inventory kept
showing- the additions and depletions there
of. Each department shall keep time re
ports, time records and reports of expenses
to be compared with the prior month and
prior year, which shall show percentage of
increase or decrease and shall also keep
stores and material accounts for like com
parison. Employes to Be Transferred.
Many changes will have to be made
In the operation of the various city
departments. This may occasion the
shifting of employes. One important
change which is expected is the shift
ing of the financial part of the Water
Department to the office of the city
treasurer. This will occasion the shift
ing of employes. Another change
which may be made is by placing the
engineering part of the Water Depart
ment in the department of City En
gineering. This also will make a dif
ference in the personnel of both de
partments. A number of changes will be made
In the City Auditor's office, and there
Is a likelihood of an oversupply of em
ployes. Under the present system of
government. Deputy City Auditors
serve as clerks of Boards and Com
missions. These having been wiped
out by the commission charter, the
work along this line will be reduced.
"Printers' Ink" Ordinance Covering
Deceptive Advertising Effective.
Owing- to the crowded condition In
the Circuit Courts, which caused delay
in bringing- to trial the indictments se
cured by the Portland Ad Club against
fraudulent advertisers, the Ad Club ha5
secured the passage of what is called
the "'printers' ink law" as an ordinance
of the City of Portland. This ordinance
will become effective June 19 and there
by will make it possible for much of
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the campaign aga-inst fraudulent adver
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The Sprinters' ink" ordinance covers
every phase of advertising that is in
tended to mislead the buyer and Is not
confined to newspaper advertisement,
but covers books, handbills, posters,
circulars, pamphlets and letters. The
ordinance applies, no matter what it
may be that is offered for sale, whether
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