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THE 'MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 10, 1915.
f CHECK Off DIRECT
F LEGISLATION VETOED
Lister Kills Measures Aimed
to Throttle Initiative .
REAL FIGHT NOW LOOMING
House bill No. 07. to validate the
Issuance of bonds tor the rortland
i Leaders Scurry to Hold Votes in
IJne to rass Bills Oyer Veto.
Kleeb Flrs-I-Ald Measure raises
Instead of Governors Draft.
f LYMPIA. Wash.. March 9. (Spe-
cial.) Basis for a final partisan strug
gle between the Washington Legislature
and Governor that probably will pro
vide Issued for the 11 state campaign
was lakl tonight, when Governor Lis
ter vetoed -the bills barring circula
tion of initiative, referendum and re
call petitions and the so-called Whit
ney elections bill, providing legal party
conventions and generally intended to
strengthen party organisations.
Neither .House attempted to act on
the vetoes tonight. The direct legis
lation bills went hack to the House,
where they originate!, and the Whit
ney bill to the Senate, which has ad
journed for the day. The bills all
passed both Houses by two-thirds ma'
Jorities, but in the Senate there were
no votes to spare, and leaders on both
sides of the Capitol were scurrying
about tonight to learn whether they
could hope to hold all their original
votes In line so a to pass the bills
over gubernatorial disapproval.
' Kntnre Action Important.
6lnce the fharpstein bill to allow
TolUic conventions to indorse can
didates has befn abandoned in the
House the vetoed measures form the
most Important elements of the Kepub
lie an elections revision programme. It
1s contended by legislative leaders
that the acts regulating direct leglsla
tion are necessary to eliminate frauds
experienced last Summer In the "seven
sisters' initiative campaign.
. The contention of the Governor la
that these bills go so far that tney
would In practice bar all direct legisla
tion by imposing burdensome restrictions.
w The Legislature In passing the Whit
rrey bill took the ground that there was
u-j need for more party solidarity and re-
sponsihility. The Governor in vetoing
U declares it would rob the Individual
candidate of any Independence.
Three Measnrea Vetoed.
J The three measures vetoed 'are:
H H. B. No? lit Prohibiting circulation
.-of initiative and referendum petitions,
Z which under this act are to be kept at
" " registration offices for signing.
'- H- H. No. 17s Making same requir
ements in regard to recall petitions.
S. B. No. 129 Providing May cau
Jcuses to select delegates to county po
Z litical conventions, these to select dele
v sates to state conventions, which are
to adopt party platforms and binding
candidates by pledge to support plat-
form of their party.
" Executive objections to H. B. No, 120.
- which Governor IJster declared applied
equally to House bill No. 178. are turn-
f marized in the veto message as t ol-
"The title of the act is deceptive In
"that the word facilitate' is used when
"-the very purpose of the act Is to ob
struct. . -
"The-bill withholds, to a large de
gree, the rights of initiative and ref
erendum reserved to the people by the
Lister Points Out Burden.
"It makes the signing of Initiative
petitions so burdensome that it seems
to me it will be impossible to secure
the required number of signatures for
the submission of any question to the
The Governor adds numerous objec
tions to the text of the act. which he
finds loosely drawn and likely to lead
to confusion in connection with the
universal registration act. already
After summarlxing the provisions of
Senate bill No. 229. the Whitney bill,
the Governor says of this measure:
- "Referring to this bill as a whole It
does not appear to me that it improves
conditions in any respect; in fact. It
seems a step backward in the matter
)t our election laws. The whole ten
dency of the bill is to throw party re
strictions around candidates and bind
them closer to party regulation and
control, when, as I view it. the tendency
ef the great majority of the -voters is
to get farther away from such restric
tions. It makes the party platform the
basis for support rather than the char
acter of the individual who may be a
candidate: it takes away the right of
the candidate to exercise his Judgment
in legislative matters, and tends to
place the control of legislation In the
bands of the machine or organization
bosses of the majority party.
Presidential Primary Ignored.
"The bill makes no provision what
ever for a Presidential primary, a ques
tion I believe to be of vital importance
at the present time. For the reasons
above stated Senate bill No. 229 is ve
toed." Declining to substitute the first aid
bill drafted by Governor Lister's special
commission, the House passed the Kleeb
first aid measure, put forward by em
ployers, after a fight in which charges of
treachery and bad. faith were bandied
freely. The bill parsed by vote of ii
to 33. Independent Republicans, Demo
crats and Progressives comprising the
minority. It goes to almost certain
veto at the hands of Governor Lister,
with the result that this session will
see no first aid legislation put in force.
Representative Lowman, Democrat,
ewjier of large canning Interests, led
the vigorous minority fight, charging
fellow members of the Employers' As
sociation who had brought out the
Kleeb bill, with breach of faith. Low
man offered as an amendment to sub
stitute the' Governor's bill.
TLOOTsaaa Pleads for Bill.
"When the drastic initiative first aid
bill was before us last Summer." he
declared, "the employers came to the
Governor with sobs in their throats and
pleaded 'save us or we perish.' They
got the help they sought and gave a
fiatfooted promise to stand behind the
first aid bill to be drafted by the Gov
ernor'a commission. I believe 75 per
cent 0b the employers of the state are
manly enough to want to keep their
promise they gave then."
Representative McCoy replied that
individual members of the Governor's
commission themselves were not sat
isfied with the bill they had introduced.
Lowman's motion finally lost with 54
ayes and H nca.
Lowman then reminded the House
that passage of the Kleeb bill would
mean no first aid legislation whatever
and declared he would be the first man
to sign an initiative petition for a new
measure to be backed by the Governor,
the State Federation of Labor and In
dependent employers. After further
oratory tne bill was placed on final
passage and carried with minor amend
ments. Under suspension of the rules the
Senate today introduced and passed
' .'" -
SUPERVISORS ' MUST ( GO
School Officials Amenable to Amend
atory Act Is Opinion. t
SALEM. Or.. March 9. (SpeciaU
School supervisors are subject to the
same conditions of removal as any other
appointive officer whose office is abol
ished, according to an opinion by
Attorney - General Brown, given to
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Churchill . Mr. Churchill asked for an
Interpretation of the amendment to the
xrhnnl Kuoervisor law. passed by the
recent Legislature, wherein county edu
cational boards are required to dismiss
school supervisors upon petition of a
majority of directors of the school dis
tricts in the county.
Attorney-General Brown says the
amendatory act is plainly mandatory
and directs that upon the filing of a
STATE SAVES IRE
THAN HALF MILLION
Figures on Last Legislature
Appropriations Show De
crease - of $644,560.
I - 1
James J. Morton.
James J. Morton, who -is listed
in the vaudeville worid as "the
funniest man alive," has the dis
tinction of being the first man to
announce from the stage that
Oregon had granted votes to
women. Mr. Morton was appear
ing in Portland as avaudevtllo
feature at election time and read
the returns when equal suffrage
was the principal question on the
ballot. In announcing -the vote
totals the comedian said, "The
girls win." So great was the ap
plause that Mr. Morton "stopped
the show," and. although he only
read the election returns as an
aside entertainment. Insistent
hand-clapping forced him to give
Mr. Morton Is headlining the
new show at the Empress The
ater. He Is a former newspaper
man and was on the bridge with
Admiral Schley at the time of the
bombardment off Havana. He
wears a gold engraved star pre
sented to ' him for exemplary,
service as newspaper correspond
ent in the Spanish-American War.
petition all supervisors shall be dis
missed and that the act shall no longer
operate until it Is again made effective
by a similar petition.
"It follows," continues the Attorney
General, "that any supervisors serving
in any county which becomes exempt
from the provisions of the act can no
longer serve the county in that ca
pacity, because they must be immedi
ately dismissed, and further there is no
authority for them to exercise any
longer nor any duties for. them to dis
charge, inasmuch as the act authorizing
their appointment and providing for
their powers, duties and emoluments, is
no longer in operation in the county.
"It has the same effect as the Legis
lature repealing a law and abolishing
an office after an officer has been
elected or appointed to fill it Authori
ties are unanimously to tho effect that
although such officer is thus deprived
of his office, he has no remedy against
DEPUTY SEALER IS PICKED
Charles Hanson, of Med ford,
Serve In Southern District.
SALEM. Or.. March 9. (Special.).
State Treasurer Kay, who is State
Sealer of AVeights and Measures, an
nounced today that he had appointed
Charles L. Hanson, of Medford. deputy
sealer for the southern district. A
law passed by the recent Legislature,
which will become operative May' 22,
provides for the division of the state
into four districts. Chief Deputy
Buchtel has arranged the districts as
Northern district Clatsop. Columbia,
MnKnomah. Hood River. Waaco, Sherman,
Jefferson. Crook, Wheeler and Gilliam conn.
Eastern district Morrow, Vnlon.
Harney, rmatilla. Wallowa,
Central district Tillamook. Yamhill, Mar
lon. Lincoln. Washington. Polk, Benton and
Southern district Cant. Coos. Curry.
Klamath, Douglas. Jackson. Josephine and
Baker and -Mai
FAIR 30ARD JOB HELD UP
Appointment of Secretary Delayed
Until March IS.
SALEM, Or., March 9. (Special.)
The State Fair Board today decided to
postpone the appointment of a secre
tary until after March 15. when the
terms of two members will expire and
successors will be appointed by the
Governor. The terms of X. K. West,
of La Grande, and H. W. Hatch, of this
city, will expire then.
It was thought today, that W. Al
Jones, a member of the board, and
Frank Meredith, present secretary,
had about an even number of support
ers. Mr. Jones, however, will have to
resign as-a member-of the board be
fore he can be elected secretary. Mem
bers of the board present today were
J. H. Booth, Roseburg: W. Al Jones, of
Wallowa County; H. W". Hatch, Salem,
and N. K. West. Union. The absent
member was Mrs. Edith Tozler Weath-erred.
ECONOMY PLEDGE KEPT
Members Satisfied With Work of
Session' and Believe All Prom
ises Have Been 3Iet Separate
Items' Are. Kept Apart.
THO l' BANDS CUT OFF BY
STATE'S BCOSOMV PRO
GRAMME. Total appropriation under ex
1913-1914. . . . .-. $6, 691, 962.08
Excess 1913-191 over
1915-1916 $ 381.313.41
Total net appropriations by
Excess 1913-1914 over
SALEM, Or., March 9. (SpecTal.)
Notwithstanding the high cost of living
and the increasing demands of the state
because of growing population and
wealth, the recent Legislature made
a net saving in appropriations over the
preceding one of $644,560.05, according
to a summary of Secretary of State Ol
cott. completed today.
The figures show a total saving un
der existing laws for the biennium of
1915 and 1916 over the biennium of
1913 and 1914 of $381,313.41. For 1913
and 1914 the appropriations by the
Legislature netted $4,610,175.75 and for
1915 and 1916 I3,965.615.7U. rne roiai
appropriations under existing laws fort
1913 and 1914 were $6,691,962.08 and lor
1915 and 1916 $6,310,648.67.
1013 Session Passed One-Year Bills.
Another important feature of the
saving Is that several laws passed at
the session of 1913 provided for ap
propriations for only one year, notably
the workmen's compensation act and
the act creating the state highway fund.
The appropriations for these depart
ments for the current biennium for that
reason total about $300,000 more.
While the saving over the former bi
ennium is. somewhat less than leaders
of the recent House and Senate figured
it would be, members of the session In
speaking of it express gratification and
declare that the .campaign pledges of
the members for economy had been
J. E. Allison, bookkeeper for the Sec
retary of State, who has had charge of
totaling the appropriations of several
sessions, declared that the work of this
one was the most difficult in his ex
perience. He and an assistant have
labored for more than a week on the
numerous bills, and, after checking and
rechecking. he announced today that
he was confident no mistakes had been
Slnsle Item Veto In Effect.
Heretofore, because of a system of
grouping departments in appropriation
bills, there were, rarely more than five
or six such measures. Because unnec
essary appropriations had been made in
the closing hours of former sessions by
log-rolling and tacking on items in ap.
propriation bills separate appropriation
measures were passed lor almost ail
purposes at the recent session. The
new system virtually gave the Governor
the single veto power.
The miuage tax appropriations ana
one or two others are estimated in the
summary of the Secretary of State, but
it is not thought they will be far from
actual figures. That for the Oregon
Agricultural College of about $760,000,
next to the appropriation for ,the State
Insane Asylum here, is the largest. The
University of Oregon will receive about
ST570.000 during the. biennium. Because
of the creation of Circuit Judgeships
the appropriation for that service has
grown to $200,000, while, for District
Attorneys and assistants it is $136,400.
FESTIVAL TRIP PLANNED
El GENE RADIATORS TO INVADE
PORTLAND IN JUNE.
Shelter Shed and Spur Asked.
SALEM. Or.. March 9. (Special.)
L. R. Gamble, in a complaint flled
with the State Railroad Commission, to
day.' asked that the Southern Pacific
Company be compelled to provide a
shelter shed and spur track at Linn
-Station on the Woodburn-Sprlngfield
branch. .Mr. Gamble lives in Brownsville.
Brown at Harvard" Will Be staged on
March 18 and 10 to Raise Fi
nances for the Year.
EUGENE, Or., March 9. (Special.)
Bigger, noisier and ahowier than ever,
the Eugene Radiators will invade Port
land and the Rose Festival in June, ac
cording to action taken by the Radi
ators- last night Between Portland and
San Francisco, it was Portland first
and last, although the San Francisco
trin has not been given up.
"If there ever was a time when w
should attend the Rose Festival it is
this year," said W. C. Yoran at last
night's meeting. "There will be more
people there from the East than ever
before, and they will be people who
will be more interested in Eugene and
the Willamette Valley."
Snare drum, will be added to the
Radiators' equipment this year, arid the
band will be divided into two com
nanies. because the numbers have
a-rown so large as to render, one un
wieldv. A membership campaign will
be undertaken later.
"Brown at Harvard" Is to be staged
on March 18 and IS by the Radiators..
assisted by university students, to raise
$600 for Radiator finances for the year.
The Radiators are preparing to be
ready at a moment's call all Summer to
greet various delegations that will be
passing through the city to or from the
Bronze Fair Tablet to Bo in Xew
Supreme Court Building.
SALEM, Or.. March 9. (Special.)
Governor Wlthycombe today received
from R. A. Booth the tablet which was
given to. the Oregon Commission at
the opening of the Oregon State build.
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you will have many things to think of, things of which you have hereto
fore thought vaguely, but of which you must now think definitely and
closely. You will be forced to rely upon specialists in the various build
ing trades for advice in selection
and arrangement. The mason,
. the carpenter, the heating con
tractor, etc., will all be glad to
help you and you will need their
help, for each is a specialist in his own
line f and knows things about it which the
average man does not know.
Above all, you will need the help of the
architect, for he is the Master Specialist
of home building. Years of study and years
of practice have made him a specialist not
only in design and construction, but in the
multitude of practical details that enter
into every building. He sees them as a
complete whole as no other person con
nected with the building can. Each of
the tradesmen can advise you in the prob
lems of his own trade, but the architect
can advise you in the intricate correlation of all of these to the end you so ardently desire,
the creation of an artistic home beautiful because" practical and harmonious.
The trained architect sees the home as a whole, complete" and occupied. He places the furniture in his mind's
eve on the plans. He foresees the effects of decoration, and furnishings, and plans for those effects. He foresees
the necessities of housekeeping and provides for them. He can with the most modest priced materials obtain for
his clients' needs a building most appropriate and with enduring charm. He knows not only what heating is
best to use for your building construction and exposure where the piping can and must go what kind, size
and shape of radiator for each room, hall, etc., but where it can best be placed to exert greatest heating efficiency
with the most artistic and unobtrusive effect.
The leading feature of any home is comfort
There is one feature of a building which more than any other, all architects now, unitedly and strenuously, strive to have adopted.
Every architect knows that no matter how clever the plan, no matter how harmonious or in good taste are the completed structure,
SSnd decorations, when the days arrive of cutting winds and sudden temperature drops there will be trouble for his client and
forhmi if the heating outfit fails to respond. The finer the furnishings, the greater will be the contrast and emphasis on any lack
of SmVcomfort: Every one of the million outfits of IDEAL, Boilers and AMERICAN Radiators now in use in both Americas.
Europe AuSaand Japan is giving topmost satisfaction and the fuel savings have already repaid or are fast repaying the original
ZTSBpiff-invtstmikt, not an expense. Further, each outfit will give ideal results as long as the buildmg endures
in which it is placed.! ,
Always consult an architect even before you buy a lot
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know. Puts you under no obligation to buy.
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ing at the San Francisco Exposition
The tablet Is a bronze, its -dimensions
being about seven inches by ten
inches. Its wording, which is raised
from the surface one sixteenth of ar
"Presented to the State of Oregon
bv the Tanama-Pacilic International
Exposition to commemorate the nedlca
tion of the Oregon State building,
March 1, 1915, San Francisco."
After conferring with members of
the Board of Control, the . Governor
decided that the most appropriate place
for the permanent display of the tablet
is in the new Supreme Court building.
It is being turned over to Secretary
Olnott custodian of the buildings, who
will have it mounts in one of the
marble blocks in the state's new build
The Governor today sent a personal
letter to President Moore, of the Ex
position, thanking him on behalf of the
state for the friendly token.
Woman Succeeds to l'oxtofricc.
BEAVERTON, Or.. March 9. Spe-
clal.) V. W. Cady prepared today l
turn over the pimtoffke at BeavertiMi
to Mary K. Kitapatrlck. his aurceoaor.
Mr. Cady took tharge of the. olflca "i
January. 1S9."., and has held tha po.t
more tlmn "0 years. When he took
chnrgo the office was a mnall fourth
class office paying about $u00, and hm
steadily grown until now It Ik in tho
third class with a salary of $1400
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$1.00 Headlight Overalls 650
$1.50 Khaki Pants $1.00
$3.00 : "V"-Neck Sweaters $1.35
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