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THE MORNIXG OREGONIAN. 3IOXDAT, JUNE 21, 1915.
VIEWS SHOWING GREAT THRONGS WAITING FOR OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT HILL LINER NORTH
ERN PACIFIC YESTERDAY.
Employers Mail Letters, Giv
ing Notice Services Will
End After Two Weeks.
Crowds Wait Long for Turn to
Inspect Liner Now at
Anchor in Harbor.
Affords You a True Saving on New, Want
ed Summer Goods. Buy Now!
ALL DEMANDS REJECTED
SHIP'S OFFICERS HELPFUL
Action Is Taken by Protective As
bociation, Wliicli Includes Prac
tically Every Theater, Grill
and Cafe Down Town.
Another Opportunity to View Great
Vessel to Be Given Today at
Definite Honrs City Dock
Also Attracts Thousands.
TO BE DISCHARGED
15,400 00 ABOARD
Tne Quality" Storjs or- Poktlamd'
A Grocery Sale
For Camp, Beach
and Summer Homes
The differences between Portland
theatrical managers and other institu
tions employing orchestras and the Mu
sicians' Union reached a crisis yester
day. The employers rejected all the
demands of the men. Today every 'union
musician employed by the managers
concerned will receive two weeks' no
tice that his services are no longer re
quired. A number of employers of musicians
have formed what is known as the
Portland Protective Association. Some
of the leading members said yesterday
that the association tak.es in practically
every theater, motion-picture house,
grill and cafe in the downtown district
which employs an orchestra, as well as
Milton Seamon. manager of the Baker
Theater is president and I. Lesser
Cohen, secretary of the Portland
Amusement Company,- is secretary of
the association. The directors are: O.
V. Bergner, manager of the Columbia
Theater; Calvin Heilig. of the Heilig
Theater: A. T. Lundborg. manager of
the Benson Hotel, and Nick Pierong,
manager of the Empress fheater.
Employers Give Out Terms.
In a letter sent yesterday to the Mu
sicians' Union, the employers rejected
the demands made, and contend for two
things. The first is the right of the
employers to determine how many mu
sicians they shall employ. The second
point is that the employers demand, on
principle, to be consulted before any
demands which affect their business
are served on them.
"We are unable to accept that clause
of your proposed scale fixing the mini
mum number of musicians which must
be employed, nor the penalizing scale
you seek to enforce, should we decide
to employ a less number of men than
you ask for.
"We feel that it is right and proper.
In all matters of mutual interest a
principle we have earnestly tried to
-impress on your organization that be
fore taking action affecting our busi
ness you should be willing to meet us
in consultation, whereat a spirit of
mutual fairness might be the means
of harmonizing any possible differ
ences." The letter was signed by a commit
tee consisting of J. A. Johnson. A. T.
Lundborg and M. G. Winstock.
Letter Not Delivered Sunday.
This letter had not reached George
E. Jeff cry, president of the local mu
sician's union, last night. When in
formed of its contents and that the
association members would serve two
weeks' notice upon their musicians to
day. Mr. Jeffery declined to comment
on the matter pending receipt of the
"I think it will be better not to say
anything on behalf of the union at this
time," he said. "When any statements
from the other side reach us, either
through the mail or through the
medium of the press, we will be glad
immediately to answer them. We have
had nothing from the managers since
submitting the classification, which is
to take effect September 1 or there
abouts." The last sentence refers to
the sliding scale In the demand to the
Added Expense Not Warranted.
However, while Mr. Jeffery declined
to state the case for the musicians, a
statement of the position taken by the
union was obtained from other sources.
Speaking for the employers. Secretary
I. Lesser Cohen said that the firm stand
taken by his organization was one not
only of principle, but was based on
sound business reasons; that the de
mand of the union at this time was
particularly unfortunate because the
theatrical business had not been good
enough to warrant any additional ex
pense. That Portland theatrical men, had
always employed union men in every
line. There had always been the kind
liest feeling between employers and
That the employers believed the best
men are union men.
That the musicians employed in thea
ter orchestras were well paid and
worked comparatively short hours, but
that the employers believe they fully
earned their pay and did not begrudge
them a cent.
That there had never been any op
position to the union and the employers
did not feel hostile towards the union,
nor object to their men belonging to
the union. '
Pay Not Reduced.
But Mr. Cohen said the employers
felt that they could not comply with
a demand - on the part of the-union
that will regulate their business. Es
pecially, he pointed out, their refusal
to comply did not reduce any musician's
pay nor increase his working hours.
The union contention that reduction of
orchestras Increased the work of the
remaining men they dismissed as
absurd, as they did the contention that
a smaller instrumentation in the or
chestras would lower the musical
standard and injure musicians' reputa
tions. "Finally," said Mr. Cohen, "when the
musicians sent in a peremptory de
mand, the employers felt that in view
of their previous smooth relations with
the union, they had received an unfair
slap. On this point they base the con
tention that they must be consulted in
all matters affecting the management
of their business."
Resolved into its simplest form, the
employers' ease is outlined by their
spokesman as follows: Musicians in
theaters are part of the attraction. The
managers alone must determine how
many or few men they shall employ.
The working hours and the pay of
other musicians will not be disturbed.
If. through reduction of orchestras!
the musical standard is lowered, it
will be the house and not the individ
ual musician's reputation which will
Some Musicians Satisfied.
Some of the theatrical managers say
their musicians were not in favor of
the arbitrary demands served by the
union, and left the union meetings
without voting on the issue, being con
tented with their present conditions.
The employers say they take -this to
mean that some unannounced influence
carried the issue through at the union
The musicians dispute the statements
and contentions of the employers.
Grills, cafes and dancing academies are
not affected by the new union scale,
they say, and therefore are not interested.-
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BEAUTIES TO VISIT
100 of America's Fairest Girls
to Spend Day Here.
EACH IS PRIZEWINNER
Nearly All States and Many Sections
of Canada Are Represented In
Bevy That Won Trip to San
One hundred of the most beautiful
girls in the United States are coming
to Portland all in a bunch.
They will be here July 24. for a
whole day, and a special train will
bring them into town.
The girls were chosen In a photo
erraphic contest conducted by some of
the Eastern and Western Newspapers,
and the selections were made from
photographs. The winners, as an
emolument for being adjudged beauti
ful, are to receive free trips to the San
Francisco Exposition, and E. S. Secord,
of 43 Burton avenue, Montreal, Can.,
has charge of their itinerary.
The bevy of beauty is headed by
Miss Ruth M. Purcell. of Washington,
D. C, who is 21, with big eyes, fair
skin and she a brunette. She is a
stenographer, too, and she was a
dark horse in the contest; in fact.
she didn't enter herself at all, but a
photrgrapher-friend did, and she won.
The girls represent, among other
places, Halifax, N. S. ; Boston and Law
rence. Mass.; Manchester, N. H. :
Worcester and Lynn, Mass.; Portland,
Me.; Montreal and London, Ont.; De
troit, Winnipeg, Edmonton. Calgary.
Fargo, N. D.; Kansas City, Seattle,
Wash., and various cities in Missis
sippi. Oklahoma. Montana and even
Chicago found a winner.
Strangely enough, the old axiom
that Southern belles are the most
beautiful was proved true in this con
test, which really was quite repre
sentative. Miss Purcell, from Wash
ington and that is considered South,
generally speaking was first, and a
Maryland girl. Miss Clara McAbee. won
second place, only a few points behind
the girl from the National capital.
Strange enough, too. she is a black
haired beauty, with oval features, with
a Latinish mold of expression.
The contest, it is maintained, was
decided strictly on merit, as the judges
were artists several of international
fame. They were: Max Wieczorek,
A S. Keszthelyi, Mrs. Antonia Selvill,
Mrs. Maude Davis Baker and Commisr
sioner-General Davis, of the Panama
California Exposition at San Diego.
Mr. Davis was the only one of the
judges who does not lay a certain
claim to being an artist-
So that all may know why the girls
coming to Portland are supposed to be
the 100 most beautiful in the country,
the judges announced that they decided
on points as follows:
Expression, 20 points; regularity of
features. 15; temperament, 10; eyes.
15: carriage, 10; teeth and mouth, 10;
hair. 10, and general health. 10.
The girls represent the most beau
tiful of their respective communities
on photographic contest, but when
they were assembled In Los Angeles
recently, the personal Judgment was
made by the artists above and Miss
Purcell won out.
The Chamber of Commerce will make
fitting plans for entertaining the
party while in Portland.
PICNIC DINNER SCHEDULED
Governor Withycombe Will Speak at
Colombia Park July 5.
The large committee preparing for
the community celebration in Columbia
Park Monday. July 5. practically has
completed arrangements. George Dear
love, chairman of the parade commit
1 and 2. Views Showing: Density of Crowd on Dock Waiting: to Go Aboard.
Thin Crowd Did Not Diminish All Afternoon, but Instead Krpt Increasing.
3. Part of Steady Line on Cans;-Planlc Leaving Vessel.
tee, has announced that a number of
drill teams from the fraternal orders
will be in the parade, which will start
at 10:30 A. M., led by the Sons of Vet
erans drum corps, on Lombard street,
and march to Columbia Park, where
the exercises will be held.
At the park a picnic dinner, will e
served, and Governor Withycombe will
deliver the oration at 2 P. M.
Professor McElroy's Band will give
a concert in the afternoon. Aliss
Philips, athletic instructor at the park
for girls, is planning folk dances.
Athletic Director Bradford will have
charge of the field meet. H. C. Turner,
chairman of the refreshment commit
tee, announces that ample provisions
will be made to take care of all who
DH. SARGENTIGH IS ALIVE
REPORTED DEATH IX SERBIA DIS
PROVED BY CABLE MESSAGE.
Nicholas Sargentlch, of Sun Francisco,
Kotlftea Elks' Lodge and The
Dr. Spiro Sargentich, well known in
Portland and Tacoma, Is alive, well and
happy in Serbia. The report of his
death received about May 2o was
erroneous. This information comes
from Nicholas Sargentich, a brother of
The brother, who is in San Francisco,
sent the following telegram to the sec
retary of the Portland lodge of Elks, of
PORTLAND DOCTOR WHOSE MES
SAGE DISCREDITS REPORT OK
HIS DEATH IN SERVIAN
which he is a member, regarding the
doctor, who is a life member of the
Tacoma lodge of Elks:
"Just received cable from my brother.
Dr. Spiro, well and happy. Please an
nounce through The Oregonlan that re
port of death untrue. (Signed)
Dr. Sargentich returned to the land of
his birth last December to fight the
typhus epidemic that was ravaging the
Serbian army and the cly.il population of
that country. When his death was
reported last minth it was generally
credited because of the known heavy
casualties among doctors and nurses
fighting the plague in the stricken
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PARK CONCERTS ON
0VATI0N GIVEN DIRECTOR
Large Gathering Expresses Appre
ciation and Classical Airs, as
Well as Popular, Find Fa
vor Encores Demanded.
WHERE artTNICTPAT, PARE BAND
PLATS THIS WEEK.
Tonlgrht, S o'clock. .. .South Parkway,
sear Jefferson street.
Tuesday Light. .... .Kenil worth Park
Wednesday night Holladay Parle
Tnursday night. ... Laurelhunst Park
Friday night Peninsula Park
McElroy's Band opened ts season of
park concerts yesterday afternoon with
a programme in the Washington Park
and scored a success whicn indicates
that Director McElroy is in a fair way
to surpass his triumphs of two seasons
ago, when he was in charge of the
Municipal Park concerts.
The day was ideal for an open-air
concert. v and accordingly a crowd of
many thousands of people was massed
about the bandstand.
In the intermission between the first
and second half of the programme. Mr.
McElroy held an informal reception on
the steps of the grandstand, where
scores of his admirers thronged to con
gratulate him upon the successful
opening of the season.
The new band represents the pick of
the city's professional musicians. The
director has drawn from every band
in the city, from the Oaks Band and
from some of the theaters, and the
result is probably, as near an "all-star"
organization as could be developed lo
cally. The programme yesterday Was well
balanced between popular and classical
selections, and the band was gracious
in its encores. Probably the most im
pressive selections were the Wagnerian
selections from "Feinzi" and "Parsifal."
Popular numbers were judiciously in
terspersed and the general effect of the
programme was satisfying.
The second programme will be given
tonight at 8 o'clock in the park block
near jenerson street.
PIONEER KILLED BY TREE
John Hanks, 8 7, Is Victim of Acci
dent at Ca nvpnvil I "
4:9 ( ST
CANTONVTLLB. Or..(,June 20. (Spe
cial. ) John Hanks, 87, and a pioneer,
was killed Saturday when a tree fell
on him near his home. He will be
burled here Monday.
Mr. Hanks chopped the tree down
to obtain a better view of the neigh
borhood. His body was found by two
v - .
Mike Dennano a Philadelphia, beecar h
been discovered to own property valued at
"If this ship were any bigger they
would have to declare a holiday to give
the people time to look it over." This
is the way one or tne visitors on ine
liner Northern Pacific yesterday ex
pressed the Impression of thousands
who took advantage of the opportunity
to inspect the vessel while it is in port
By actual count 15.479 persons vis
ited the vessel between the hours of
8 o'clock in the morning and 5 o'clock
at night. The visitors began to arrive
early, and there was a steady stream
of them all day. By the middle of the
afternoon hundreds were lined up
awaiting their turn to cross the narrow
gangplank onto the liner. Officers esti
mate that within the last 20 minutes
before 5 o'clock fully 1000 persons went
aboard the steamer.
Captain Hunter and his corps of offi
cers and the members of the crew re
ceived the visitors hospitably and as
sisted in piloting them about the
steamer. With the exception of the
engine-room every part of the vessel
from top to bottom was opened to the
visitors. Harbormaster Speier and Offi
cers Powell, Todd and Gordon remained
at the gangplank from 8 A. M. to 6
P. M. handling the crowd. There was
no accident even of a minor character.
The large, roomy cabins and decks
of the liner prevented congestion on
the Northern Pacific in spite of the
large number on board during the day.
The crowd was a good-natured one, in
spite of the fact that during the aft
ernoon many had to wait hours for an
opportunity to go aboard the vessel.
City Detectives Leonard and Vaughn
and members of the harbor patrol and
police force assisted the officers of the
big ship in handling the crowd.
Visitors to the ship took advantage
CJ the opportunity to inspect the facili
ties of Municipal Dock No. 1. the North
ern Pacific being moored in the new
slip at the north end of the dock.
The liner will be open to visitors
again today from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
She will lie in the slip until repairs to
her rudder have been completed, when
she will be lifted on the Oregon drydock
to have it replaced. She is expected
to leave Friday from Flavel for San
SALEM WILL VOTE TODAY
Woman Is One of Three Candidates
in Race for School Director.
SALEM. Or., June 20. (Special.) An
exciting race for School Director of
Salem will come to an end tomorrow,
when the voters will determine
whether Max O. Buren is to remain in
office or Dr. H. C. Epley or Mrs. Z. A
Rosebraugh will sucqeed him. Mr.
Buren declined at the beginning of the
campaign to enter the race, but was
finally prevailed on by his friends to
change his mind.
Dr. Epley formerly was a member of
the Board and is thoroughly acquainted
with the work. Mrs. Rosebraugh has
the support of many women and men
who believe there should be one
woman member of the Board. . She is
prpminent in church and civic work
and was an unsuccessful candidate for
Representative in the Legislature at
the last election.
BIG GRAIN CROP FORESEEN
Small Percentage of 1914 Yield
About Lewiston Xot Sold.
LEWISTON, Idaho. June 20. (Spe
cial.) A canvass of the warehouse
men and dealers shows that a small
percentage of the 1914 crop of grain
in the territory tributary to Lewiston
remains in the country. The estimates
indicate that 83,000 bushels of wheat,
150.000 sacks of barley and 500,000
sacks of oats remain) of which 75,000
bushels of wheat. 100,000 sacks of bar
ley and 25.000 sacks of oats are in the
hands of the farmers. Little of the
holdings will be shipped, as the locaT
demand will practically consume them.
The grain production in the prairie
country will show an increase of
1.000,000 bushels, according to the es
timate of L. M. Foss. district freight
and passenger agent of the O.-W. R. &
Guard Your Eyes
FromThe Suns Glare
The intense rays from
Summer's sun are trying
to the eyes.
Guard ' them by wearing;
Crooke's lenses, a tinted
glass, which more effect
ively cuts off the brighter
rays than any other lens
You need another pair of
lenses in case of breakage.
Let us make them up in
209-10-11 Corbett Bldg.
Fifth and Morrison
Buy now for we have purposely
planned this sale to meet jrour neds. All
goods are carefully packed and deliv
eries are prompt to depots or docks.
Waukesha Ginger Ale,
Bottled by Almanaris Mineral Spring Co.
Pure food guarantee on every bottle. Brought
to Portland to sell at $1.25 dozen. Delightful
Summer beverage, preferred by many to the
GRAPH JUICE. WALKER'S
CONCORD, PINT BOTTLES,
DOZEN $li.20; THE I On
BOTTLE I 3
CANE SUGAR. REFINERY
PACK. TEN -POUND
FLOUR. EASTERN OREGON
"SNOW WHITE." HICiH-
HAMS, VICTOR BRAND,
SUGAR CURED, THE 01 n
POUND I 0 72 U
BACON. HIGH GRADE. SIX
TO EIGHT-POUND STRIPS,
WHOLE OR HALFOCn
STRIPS. THE POUND.. ZOU
POTTED BEEF, FRANCO
AMERICAN BRAND, F I N E
FOR SANDWICHES, ff I in
THE DOZEN i I I U
COVE OYSTERS, COTTON
BALE. FIVE - OUNCE I n
CANS.DOZ.gl.10.CAN I UU
FANCY SALMON. SWEKT
VIOLETS. 25o TALLOflrt
CANS. THE CAN
IMPORTED SAR DIXES.
FINE FISH, NO. ft I Qn
CANS, WITH KEY I 3u
N. Company, -who has recently returnee
from a trip of inspection over this en
PILOT-ROCK WORK STARTS
Tvroliy Bros. Hare 4 8 Cars and
Steam Shovel in Outfit.
PENDLETON, Or.. June 20. (Spe
cial.) Construction work on the new
terminal yards of the O.-W. R. & N.
at Pilot Rock Junction is to be started
tomorrow morning". H. W. Young,
O.-W. R. & N. engineer, who will have
charge of the work here and at The
Dalles, arrived yesterday, and Twohy
Brothers" outfit of 48 work cars, a
110-ton steam shovel and other equip
ment arrived today. A crew of 30 men
will start and this will be increased
to 75 as the work progrencs. The
plans call for 10 storage trpeks in the
new yards, four or which are to be
E. D. Roberts will be the railroad
company's resident engineer, with J.
D. Donnelly superintendent for Twohy
Horse Sale Dates Set.
WALLOWA, Or., June 20. (Special.)
The third horse sale, under the man
IN KES GREATEST PHOTOPLAY
A Picturinmd Romantic Neomt
By Roy L. McCardell
Dramatic! Beautiful Scenes! Spectacular
Climaxes! Most Wonderful of all photo
play stories. Cost $800,000 to produce.
SEE "THE DIAMOND FROM THE SKY" AT THESE THEATRES
(A new chapter urilll be ehowa every uA)
075 Willamette St. Kueenr. (treion.
Taeatrss can book thass films br applymc to
aitJTCAI, FILM CORPORATION
389 Oak St.. Portland, Oregon.
T E T L E Y"S T E A. CELE
ONE-HALF POUND 0C
SLICED PINEAPPLE, V I C-
1UK, HAWAIIAN PACK,
NO. 2 CANS.
l T F-
SOLID TOMATOES. G R T F-
r Ju. 24 CANS,
MAINE CORN. NO. 2 CANS.
THE-DOZEN 81.45,10-1 -
THE CAN i '2u
PEAS. VICTOR. FINE
WL Auri, ru. 2 CANS,
N A P T H A SOAP, VICTOR,
SUPERIOR QUALITY, OCn
SIX BARS FOR. ZOU
St; V illN BARS
GLOSS STARCH, KINGS
FORD"S. SIX - POUND C Qn
SLIDE-COVER BOXES., w wu
SCOURING SOAP, STAY
BRIO H T. G R E A T IT
CLEANSER. fKE 0C
Pure Food Groi'rrr,
Basement, 6th-t. Blag.
agement of A. B. Hall, will be held here
June 29 and 30. More horses and buy
ers are expected here than were pres
ent at the sale held the first of the
month. Mr. Hall is now buyingr horses
and shipping to Caldwell, Idaho. M. 1
Marks, of South Omaha, has been in
the county buying horses for the past
Kelso Creamery Makes Big Hun.
KELSO, Wash., June 20. (Special.)
More than 6000 pounds of butter were
made at the Kelso Creamery during?
the past week, being the largest out
put since the creamery commencea
operations. In addition to local cream
received at the plant more than 800
gallons were obtained from Rideefield.
W. W. Curtis, proprietor, expects to
establish another cream route in towns
outh of here.
Young lVlk to Entertain Old.
Accompanied by Webber's Ju-enile
Orchestra, the Progressive Business
Men's Glee Club will make a trip
Wednesday evening- to the Mann home
and entertain the old folk with sonjr
and story and musical selections. On
Thursday noon the Juvenile orchestra
and the g"lee club also will render
several selections at a meeting of the
Progressive Business Men's Club at
the Multnomah Hotel.
OrfKnn City. Oregon,
Central Point, Or.
i Gold Hill, Oregon.