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THE 3IORXTXG OREGONIA7T. SATURDAY. MARCIT 27.1915.
I COMMITTEES THAT BROUGHT IN BIGGEST NUMBERS IN LAST DAY OF MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN OF
Official Correspondence Con
cerning Rate Increase Is
Members to Ally Themselves
With One of Nine Bureaus
for Aggressive Work.
POINT IS WON BY PACKERS
30 WILL COMPOSE BOARD
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Selection or $7500 Manager to Be
Deferred, but Many Seek Place.
1'irt.t Campaign Proposed I
for Sale of Oregon Goodi.
As the membership campaign which
makes tlie Portland Chamber of Com
merre the sreatest organization ' "s
kind irfthe world closes, preparations
are under way for the perfection of
the consolidated organization. This
Includes the old Chamber, the Com
mercial Club, the Manirfacturers' As
sociation, the Ketail Merchants' As
sociation and the Kose Festival Asso
ciation. Within a mouth it Is expected
that the new Chamber will have com
pleted the reroiiMlructivw work and
everything will be running smoothly.
If. V. Chase, of the Town Oevelop
fiicnt Leagrae, of New York, who has
managed the campaign for consolida
tion and reorganization, probably will
remain In Portland until this work la
completed. The consolidation commit
tee will have a report from lilm within
the next few days.
7500 Job Easterly Sousbt.
Numerous applications are filed with
the committee already for the posi
tion of business manager, which po
Mitiou carries a salary of J730U. The
applications are not from Portland men
alone, the committee announces, but
from men In other parts of the coun
try. In the choice of a business man
ager, the committer will endeavor to
select the strongest man available, re
gardless of whether he is a resident 01
Portland or not. The names 01 ine
applicants are being kept secret by the
committee at present, and the appoint
ment will not be made until after
the general election and reorganization
cf the Chamber.
Thj tneetine- of the general member
ahip will be held Tuesday night at 8
o'clock in the main dining-room of the
Commercial Club building to review
the present plan of consolidation- and
suggest amendments, if any are de
sired. It has been suggested that the
initiative and referendum division
of the Chamber be termed the "inves
tigative department" and that the heads
of the nine chief bureaus of the or
ganization be designated as "chairmen"
Instead of vice-presidents.
Krorzasiullos Voder Way.
A constitution and by-laws for the
new Chamber will be presented at the
meeting Tuesday iu?ht and win ne
referred to a special committee to be
reviewed and reported on at an early
meeting. The constitution and by-laws
cmbodv the features of the plan or
consolidation under which the cam
paign for the new Chamber was In
augurated. Already the organization work is un
der way, in the preparation of mem
oranda to the various members of the
Chamber, asking them to designate
which of the nine main bureaus they
desire to associate themselves with for
From these reports, after the consti
tution and by-laws are adopted, the
nine bureaus of the administrative
tody will be organized and Immedi
ately thereafter each of these bureaus
will meet and nominate bIx of its
members for the board of directors.
At the general meeting the member
ship of the Chamber will elect three
from each of the bureau's nominees
to the board of directors, making a
total of 27 directors.
OlreWora to Int-lade 30.
The membership of the chamber will
form the Investigative- body, by meet
ing in groups according to the trades,
tiuf-inesscs or professions represented,
and each of these groups will elect
delegates to the membership council.
Tho council will elect three more mem
Deis of the board of directors, one of
whom will bo president of the member
ship council. These three directors will
well the membership of the board
The board will then organize and
elect from its body a president, vice
president and treasurer, and will desig
nate the chairman of each of the nite
bureaus. Each chairman will select
from the bureau over which he Is to
preside four associates, who, with him,
will constitute the executive committee
tit J hat bureau.
The board will administer the affairs
f the chamber largely according to
the recommendations from the execu
tive committees of the bureaus.
The business manager will be se
lected and will work with the board in
Ihe selection of the managers in charge
of the various bureaus. The main office
will be on the seventh floor of the
Commercial Club building, where the
luu'ineFS manager will have his head
quarters and come of the bureaus will
Hntldlna Changes Proposed.
The reorganization of the chamber
will bring about large changes In the
arrangement of the building. The dor
mitories on the tifth floor of the build
ing will be removed, and that floor will
be filled with offices of the various bu
reaus and special dining-room. This
dining-rcom will be for the purpose of
accommodating meetings of committees
and councils of the chamber without
interfering with the use of the main
dining-room on the eighth Moor.
The first floor of the building, which
is now occupied by the othces of the
Transportation committee of the old
chamber and the offices of the Chamber
of Commerce, will be turned over to a
senerai exhibit of the resources of Ore
con. exhibits calling attention to the
Importance of Oregon-made goods and a
lecture hall in which stereopticon and
jnotion picture lectures fer the benefit
or tourists and visitors to the city can
be given every night. The main infor
mation department probably will be on
the first floor (n connection with the
exhibits. This department. Is expected
to be kept open seven days in the week
from S:S0 A. II. to 1 P. M., and to
nerve as an important feature in inter
filing transient visitors in the advan
tages offered by Oregon as a home
Branches to Be Closed.
The oulces now occupied by the Com
mercial Club promotion department and
the Oregon Development League on the
M-cond floor will be vacated and rented
for general office purpupes.
The old Commercial Club and cham
ber will conduct their business as usual
until the new business manager nas
been selected and the necessary changes
ot reorganization have been made.
In the dining-room It is expected that
only noonday luncheons will be served,
and dinners on occasions when there
tre meetings of commit.ees or councils
ft the chamber to be held. No outside
organizations will be expected to hold
meetings or banquets In the Chamber
of Commerce, rooms.
Amcos the first great movements for
tUe new. bodjr taat je under discussion
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ed Larson, Chalrmam P . if. Dater and Gay W. Talbot. a Special Committee hlch Kounded
Top Bow Le to Right) J. C. Ainsworth. F. C. Knapp and Edgar B. Piper? Front Row W. B.
(1) Committee 3U.
-ward, J. Fred
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will probably be a gerat campaign
based on the industrial survey, to fur
ther the interests of manufacturing In
Oregon and to broaden the markets for
National Offers "The Blessed Slir
aclc" and Women Attend Free.
Few subjects are more delicate to
handle than that of motherhood and
the time which precedes it as a Bcreen
production. Yet the Lubin N players,!
headed by ;Kthel Clayton and Joseph
Kaufmann, have succeeded In putting
on the screen-at the National Theater
a motherhood play tf exquisite beauty
"The Blessed Miracle" is a play which
In every sense of the word lives up
to its name. The picture shows how
hanniness is brought to one man and
one woman after they had despaired of
The coming of the other woman and
her obvious love for children, every
thing which might naveiH tendency to
disrupt a cmiale&s liume, nave men
Influence upon the man who finally
goes away, seeking to obtain a divorce.
His ss'mpathy comes to his rescue, when
he learns of his wife's illness and when
he goes to her he finds the great de
sire a reality.
Yesterday afternoon many women
came to see the picture and were ad
"Barriers Swept Aside" Is a Kalem
production of the futility of divorce.
The Hearst-Selig Weekly and the ver
satile little singer add a touch .of
cheer to the programme.
MR. W.W.SPAULDING DIES
Woman J.ong Active in Charity
Work Passes at 7 5 Years.
T- vv Cnn.ifiin.' 1 75 vpar.
diet, yesterday afternoon in a sani
tarium alter an iitnes 01 !rcidi a-. o.
Mrs. Spauldtiitf waa the widow of W. W.
1 4; ,,.n.h tit firm of thft
Union Meat Company.whose death oc
curred about kix years ao,
First Unitarian Churt-h and took an act
ive interest in rnaruy, nevuun muv.11
of her time to the Children's Home in
South Portland. ne also was a cnar
ler member of the Portland Women's
. .i tt Onnnliiiir Vta4 nA fg ml 1 V hi it
V IUU. 1M t I". Cr-Olimillf! stnu 'V -
two nophews, M. Ji. Spauldin. secretary
of the Portland Klfes Club, and M. E.
Fpauloinp". oi rorimna, survive. mo
made, but tl c services probably will bo
held at me rirat iiihiiii,v.iiui v
mtorrow. PAVEMENT TO BE TESTED
No More Asplialtlc Concrete to Be
Laid for Indefinite Period.
Pending an Investigation of the wear
ing qualities of asphaltic concrete pave
ment on a crushed rock base, the Mu
nicipal Department of Public Works
has decided to withdraw it from com
petition with other pavements. Con
siderable of the pavement has been laid
and it is the Intention to watch it for
an indefinite timo to ascertain its sta
bility before laying more ot It.
There are several streets hard-surfaced
with this type of pavement. The
oldest has-, been duwn IS months. In
vestigation has revealed sisrns of weak
nesses and has convinced t ity engineer
Dater that the pavement should be
tested thoroughly before more of It is
iaid on other streets. It is an unpatent
Urlfflth. H. L. Plttock and C. C. Colt.
4207 JOi'l CHAMBER
Final Roundup to Be. Made
5000 MARK FELT ASSURED
Co-operation of Labor Unions Cre
ates Enthusiasm Streetcar Con
ductor Tenders Signature.
All Records "Smashed.
(Continued From Flrt Page.1
Building Trades Council., the Portland
Labor Press, the Waterfront Federation
and the Central Labor Council.
"That's just what we're out for," cried
some one, "to get everybody in to
gether to work for the good of Port
land." One of the striking incidents of the
day was the report of committee 71,
which had been working the East Side.
To its surprise the motorman of one
of the streetcars accosted the commit
teemen as they boarded his car and
said that he would like to sign for a
"I own some property here that is
paying me pretty fair rent, and I want
DIAL SHOWS MEMBERSHIP IN PORTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ALREADY GREATEST IN THE WORLD. -
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Vital Vial tkalnniiB t 1'hree of the
Leaden In te Lnmpalgn. Above I
to join this chamber, for it looks to me
like a good thing."
He was signed up at once.
The nearest approach to the success
of the Portland campaign was a total
of S12E made in the Spokane campaign
last Spring, but the memberships in that
organization were only half the price of
the memberships in the Portland body.
CENSOR WORK DISCUSSED
Orrln G. Cocks, or Xational Board,
Is Dined by Exhibitors.
"ThAfA an manv reasons whv i
Mnli.M.nlntiiT. hnarH nf PATlKOra should
not condemn a - picture as there
in reasons whv they should, "said
Orrin G. Cocks, advisory secretary to
. . v.linn.l VJ (i i r-H nf Cnnsors. who
was the guest of the Exhibitors' League
nd the censor eoara at a imiuu
n . liiltnnlriBll HntAl VAAtftrdaV.
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... : ..... . .hniiu nnt h condemned
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because it is commonplace or vulgar
or thrilling, or Decause it is iow tum'
edy; because a picture depicts crime
v. ...v. wltli t m malndra-
& BUt-H. j ' -.
matic, or because it is inartistic is no
reason why it may not be amusing.
Pictures which are poorly put together
or have bad photography or are too
realistic or show class emphasis should
not oe conaemnea iur mce icaouuo
alone. Unless a picture Is morally bad
nPin4 .onuiialitv nr crime or lack
of moral balance or over-empbasjaes
detail it snouia not uo eumiuaLQu.
Mr. Cooks emphasized the need of
broad-mlndeaness ana ami cnar-
i . .. i ,A ..oncnririr n f nictlires.
Tho luncheon was presided over by
Melvin G. Winstock, of the Exhibitors'
League. Sol Baum gave a short talk.
followed Dy a tew remains xjy ffli
T . t In.nll .uirfifant In t h Infill
hoard. William T. Foster, president of
Beed College. Epoke on the work of
the local Doara ana ine jxniuuors
Cummlttee That Mere A moos the
- V. Cra-nfurUj Left J. Fred I.araoa
Testimony Given at Hearing Is That
Hauling of Perishable Pro
duce Is Unprofitable Be
cause of Care Needed.
CHICAGO. March 26. Letters that
officials of 41 Western railroad systems
wrote to each -other about getting per.
mission from the Interstate Commerce
Commission to raise freight rates are
a fair matter c-f inquiry and must be
produced. Commissioner Daniels ruled
here today. Mr. Daniels is presiding
at a hearing now being conducted on
applications for such rate increases as
would net the railroads additional
revenue estimated at $10,000,000 an
nually. Luther M. Walter, one of the at
torneys for the packers, called on the
railroads to furnish not only the
records of railroad meetings at which
railroad rates were discussed prior to
the application for the increases, but
also correspondence between the rail
road officials bearing on the subject
C. C. Wright, general solicitor for the
Chicago & Northwestern road, had
agreed to furnish the shippers' at
torneys with extracts or recoras oi me
Identities May Be Concealed.
Then the files of correspondence were
"We contend that such parts of those
letters as pertain to the reasonable
ness of rates are relevant," said Mr.
T. J. Norton, counsel for the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe, objected, as
serting that heretofore the production
of such evidence had led to suits
against the railroads under the Sher
man anti-trust law.
Commissioner Daniels ruled that the
roads should produce the letters, taking
such precautions to conceal identities
as would, prevent their being used in
any subsequent suits. He held that in
formation in the records and cor
respondence was relevant in consider
ing the reasonableness of rates.
The proposed increases on the rates
of fruits and vegetables, ranging from
5 to 10 cents a hundred pounds tor car
load lots shipped from Texas points,
were being heard. L. M. Hogsett, of
Houston, Tex., general freight agent of
the International & Great Northern
Railroad, testified that fast service.
heavy refrigerator cars, uncertainty of
crops, the need for careful estimates
in advance of the crops and the as
sembling of cars were factors which
Justified the advanced rates.
Special ArrangementH Costly.
"The special requirements for taking
care of perishable fruits and vegetables
are costly-to the railroads out of all
proportion to the abnormally law rates
put into effect years ago." said the
JIa said that one road had to send
4200 telegraph messages to handle
"All these cars are used to carry
perishable fruit throughout the United
States when the shipping season is
starting in Texas. This equipment has
to be taken from market points like
St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Pitts
burgh and Buffalo and transported a
great distance to get. the crop," said
Mr. Hogsett. "The cost of handling
refrigerator cars is high owing to the
great weight of the cars and the ice."
When the witness was questioned as
to whether the railroads years ago had
not designedly fixed low rates in Texas
to Induce Northern farmers to settle
there and were now trying to raise
the rates because the country was set
tled. Commissioner Daniels asked Mr.
' "Is it your idea that if the roads
made unreasonably low rates to Induce
settlement they are now entitled to
have reasonable rates, but on the
other hand if they made unreasonably
high rates there would be no conten
tion now as to their reasonableness?"
"No, I think we will concede that,
whatever the rates were originally, they
should be considered now in the light
of their reasonableness," said Mr.
Senate Canal Committee Named.
SALEM, Or- March 26. ( Special.)
W. Lair Thompson", president of the
Senate at the recent session of the Leg
islature, today notified Secretary .of
State Olcott that he had appointed Sen
ators Day, Bishop, Strayer, Moser and
Cusick to represent the Senate at the
celebration of tire formal opening of
the Celilo Canal May 5. The appoint
ments were made under Senate joint
- SURGICAL MAGNETS.
PARIS, March 26. In the-hospitals
of France magnets have been developed
that will draw fragments of shrapnel
to the surface from a depth in the
flesh of even sfx inches, and steel-jacketed
bullets have been drawn out from
a depth of more than two Inches.
At the Invalids' Hotel In Buffalo, N.
Y., are many as wonderful electric ma.
chines, high frequency currents. X-ray,
violet rays. Then Dr. Pierce has
equipped tho Sanitarium with 'every
known device to aid the sick and in the
Surgical Department every Instrument
and appliance approved by the modern
operator. The permanent cure of rup
ture is accomplished here without pain
with local anaesthesia. Stone in the
Bladder and Gravel are removed in
many cases without pain and the pa
tient can. return home cured in a few
Dr. R. V. Pierce, nearly half a cen
tury ago, devised and used two pre
scriptions which were almost unfail
ing. They were made without alcohol
or narcotics, extracted from roots and
herbs by using pure glycerine and 'the
ingredients are made public
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discov
ery is a tonic and blood purifier that
cures pimples, blotches, sores, humors.
eruptions and diseases of the skin.
Nothing stands as high today in the
estimation of thousands of women as
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription this
is a soothing nervine which cures the
functional derangements and painful
disorders of women. For girls about to
enter womanhood, women about to be.
mme mothers 'and for the changing
days of middle age Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription, snouia always do on
hand. Iu liquid or tablets. Write Dr.
pierce. Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo. N. V.,
for free 136-page book on woman's dis
eases. Every woman should havo one.
Dr. Tierces Medical Adviser, ciotn
bound. sent free to you on receipt of 3
dimes (or stamps) to pay expense of
mailing finUv Adv, .... ... i
The Best Made
For the benefit of those who could not be served when this special
was first run, on account of reserve stock being exhausted long be
fore the store closed, we repeat tomorrow the following remark
able offer i
One 1-ql Lipped Stew Pan All Day SATURDAY, SPECIAL
One 1-qt, Lipped Sauce Pan
One 2-qt. D'bl-Lip'd Sauce Pan.)
Regular, Price $1.80
WATCH FOR OUR SATURDAY SPECIALS!
THEY SAVE YOU MONEY!
Henry Jenning & Sons
The Home' of Good Furniture
. WASHINGTON AND FIFTH, STREETS
BUS SALE CALLED FRAUD
SLIT BROl'GHT TO IlEGAIX CASH
PAID FOR SIX JITXEYS.
Plaint Against Auto Company Al
leges That Machines Were Geared
Up and Went to Pieces.
Soven- big jitney buses sold to the
Portland Passenger Service Company
did not come up to epecifieations, ac
cording to allegations contained in a
complaint tiled yesterday against C. L.
Boss & Co. by F". H. Meyer, an officer
In tho jitney company. Meyer asks
the Circuit Court to cancel the con
tracts with the automobile company
and compel the return of money al
ready paid for the buses.
C A. Ames, T. Gangscr, G. K. Wiley,
H. A. Glenz, Ernest T. Smith. Christ
A. Anderson, Carl A. Frykdahl. Louis
Cohn and Fred Knnis were parties to
the purchase of the big machines, and
Meyer brought the suit in their behalf
through Attorneys idleman, McCarthy
The complaint alleges that the auto
mobile company represented that the
machines were specially made for pas
senger service, and that like buses
were earning $40 a day. They were
supposed to carry 32 passengers, but
their seating capacity was only 27.
The jitney, men openly allege that
the auto company's representatives
made fraudulent representations to in
duce them to go into the jitney busi
ness. If it had not been for these
representations, says the complaint, the
men never would have quit their for
mer employment. The machines, they
discovered, were only auto trucks to
which a passengor body had been at
tached. The engines had been "geared
up," they charged, so the machines
would run 25 miles an hour, whereas
the mechanism was built to stand a
speed of only 12 miles an hour. The
result, allege the jitney men, was that
the machines were "racked to pieces,"
and the repair bill ran up to 2i a day.
HARBOR POWERS LIMITED
City Attorney Says Council Cannot
Increase Speed of Boats.
City Attorney LaKoche sent a com
munication to the City Council yester
day advising the members that they
have no power to change the speed
limit of boats in the harbor as request
ed by ship owners. Mr. LaRoche says
The? Deluxe Route
S. S. "Great Northern"
Steamer Train Leaves
' Portland 9 A. M.
Lunrheea Aboard Skip.
Sailings March 25, 29; April 2, 6, 10, 11.
And Tri-Weekly Thereafter
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Hound Trip, 3iO Par. 3l DO
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t law, fM. Tourist, 15. Third
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Mi:I.H Afil) BERTH IT- IV
fl.rDKD THIS ti.VIr'E.NslS l
V .AVED. K
tarfc Diego on in-
the War Department has Jurisdiction lu
Th ship owners want the speed limit
increased from eight miles an hour V
ten miles an hour. A petition to this
effect was sent to the Council recently
and was referred to City Attorney Ls
Rochft. THE DEAD SEA
The wise Franklin described Idle
ness as the dead sea of business.
Only those forge to the front who
have the wisdom to" rise to their
A business man gels trade by go
ing after it.
He runs his business well anH he
advertises the fact.
Ho advertises It In the daily news
papers because he wishes to reach
the most people at the least possible
He is not idle for a minute: Hi
realizes that so far as his business
personalis; is concerned times are a."
good as he makes them.
Ho proceeds to make them as good
as he knows how.
The Book That Will
Win America for
ine story ot a
Woman's Love that is.;
superb in its Faith
North Bank Road, Water-Level Rail,
Twenty-Six Hours' Ocean Sail.
Arrives San Francisco
Greeawlca street Wharf.
3:30 P.M. (Next Day)
Pun Parlor, Palm C.ardea,
rkeatra. Cabins a l.tur, "led
rooma with llah, H a e h e
Apartmaala with Bhswer Bat.
Innervations and further
particulars of stents of
Spokane, Portland & Seattle,
Oregon Electric, Oregon
Trunk or Northern Taclflo
or Ureat Northern Railways.
5th and Stark