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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1917.
TOWERS EXPECT TO
GET TITLE TONIGHT
Multnomah Hockey Sept to
Defend Against Crack Van
couver, B. C, Team.
HARD GAME IS PREDICTED
Northwest Amateur Championship
to Be Decided In Tonight's Clash.
Visitors Fear Only Nonnan
Tou might say for us that Portland
fana are In line to see the best ama
teur ice hockey contest they ever wit
nessed when we meet the champion
Fbip Multnomah Amateur Athletic
.Club In the Ice Palace." said Captain
Allen Fellowes, of the Towers septet,
of Vancouver, B. C. The Towers are
slated to meet the Winged "M" ath
letes tonight for the 1917 amateur
hockey championship of the Paclllo
The Canadians were out for a hard
workout yesterday morning and all
were In great condition. They spent
much, of the time shooting at the net,
for they realize they were up against
a pretty stiff proposition if Norman
Youmans plays his usual steady game
for the Portlanders.
"We have been keyed up for this one
same and it means a whole lot to us,"
continued the visiting- captain last
night, "and we mean to go out and
grab the. title at stake. Before watch
ing the Seattle-Multnomah game. In
which Multnomah was the victor, 6
goals to 1, we were under the impres
sion that we would win by a big score,
but the work of that young goalkeeper
was enough to open our eyes. How
ever, we will give him all the work
he can stand and at that I feel that
we will be able to land the match."
Several members of the Seattle Ath
letic Club team remained over to wit
ness tonight's tilt. Providing the
weather will permit, the Towers and
the Seattle boys who are In Portland
will be taken over the Columbia River
Highway today as guests of I A.
fcpangler, president of the Portland
Amateur Ice Hockey Association, and
Ollie Hemphill, captain of the North
west Auto Hockey Club contingent.
The match tonight will start prompt
ly at 8:15 o'clock, and the advance sale
of tickets is such that those in charge
are confident that the largest crowd
ever to witness an amateur game In
Portland will attend.
The Towers players will be taTten
on a tour of Inspection of the North
Pacific Dental College today. There
are several students at the college who
are former Vancouverites and. they are
In charge of the party.
In all probability Clem Loughlin will
he the referee tonight, with Charley
Tobin as the Judge of play. The vis
itors saw both work Wednesday night
and were well pleased with the way
the match was handled, and they asked
that the same officials be in charge.
The lineups of the two teams as they
appear on the Ice the first time will
be as follows:
Archibald Goal Youmans
F.Elmer P Gore
f. Martin CP Mallett
Jefford R Shannon
Code C .....13. Newitt
rapt. Fellows R W Capt. Leslie
H.Fellowes LW . ...W. Kewltt
McRae Spare Royle
McDowell Spare Kaufman
Don Morrison, the star rover for the
Towers, was unable to make the trip.
His place will be taken by Jefford and
he is fully capable of giving a good
account of himself.
Several exciting races were held at
the Ice Palace last night. The Ice Pal
ace will close for the 1916-17 season
tomorrow night at midnight and as a
special added attraction a masque car
nival has been put on the programme.
The first number will be called at 8
o'clock. Several "funny" stunts hav.
been arranged for to end the year. Sev
eral of the Uncle Sams will attend.
SALEM QUINT TO PLAY
VALLEY HOOPERS TO MEET FRANK
LIN FIVE TOXIGHT.
Lincoln Class Game to Be Thl After
noon, February U8) Boya Issue
Challenge to All Others.
ArrauseuicDifl were completed to
nave tne baiem (Or.) high schnnl
basketball team- play Coach George
Dewey's Franklin High School quintet
in the Quakers' gymnasium tonight at
o:io o ClOCK.
The Quakers completed the 1917 sea
son in the Portland Interscholastlc
League last Tuesday, but Coach Dewey
has kept his athletes in good condition
lor tonignt s battle.
The annual class basketball game
at the. Lincoln High will be held at 3
o'clock this afternoon between the
February t'18) and the June (17) ag
gregations. Martin Sichel was named
captain of the February representa
tives while Harley Stevens will lead
the Juners. Henry Stevens, brother of
Harley, and captain of the Lincoln
High first hoopers, will be the referee.
Manager Bingham, of the February
C18) team has issued a challenge to
the Jefferson High February ('18)
squad. The challenge Is still open to
any February ('18) class in Portland,
S GET DRAW WITH N. W. BANKS
4 Play Champion Even at Checkers
and 1 at Chess.
Newell W. Banks, world's champion
checker player, gave a blindfold exhi
bition last night In the Portland Chess
and Checker Club rooms, 201 Washing
ton building, and the result was two
victories and four draws with the
checker players, while he won one and
drew one with the chess representa
tives. J. Van Zante, Walter Davis, Harry
Glbbs and John Bromfleld each drew
with the champion, while J. A. Powers
and George MacDonald lort. M. W.
Beck drew with Mr. Banks In chess,
while Hans Kurth was defeated. Im
mediately after the games the title
Jiolder left for Salem, Or., where he will
give exhibitions tonight.
Arrangements have been made to
have Mr. Banks return to Portland to
morrow and show his wares again to
morrow night in the clubrooms of the
Portland Chess and Checker v-lub. More
than 75 enthusiastic chess and checker
players were on hand last night to wit
ness the simultaneous blindfold per
formances. Sherrod Smith Accepts Terms.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. March 8.
Pitcher Sherrod Smith reached an
agreement with President Ebbetts, of
the Brooklyn Nationals today on the
alary question. The amount was not
given out. Outfielders Johnston, Hick
man and Myers have reported.
Soldier Defeats Schultz la Six-
OREGON CITY. Or. March 8. (Spe
cial.) Soldier McDonald came back
and decisively defeated Muggsy Schultz
In their six-round bout at the Falls
City Athletic Association here tonight.
McDonald, who was knocked out 'by
Schultz at their last encounter,' easily
won the decision tonight. They boxed
at 145 pounds.
Jack Wagner and Tommy Clark, went
six rounds to a draw, both trying all
the way. They weighed In at 133
Kid Farrell won a decision la six
rounds over Frankie Warren. These
men are 128-pounders.
Carl Martin and Jimmy Moscow
boxed a draw, as did Ping Bodie and
Buddy Olson, these men all being in
the 133-pound class.
BROOKIiTTN GETS WAIVERS ON 2
Announcement Made Relative to
Mowrey and O'Mara.
NEW YORK, March 8. The Brook
lyn National League club announced
that waivers had been obtained on H.
H. (Mike) Mowrey, third baseman, and
Oliver O'Mara, shortstop.
O'Mara has been released under an
optional agreement to the Oakland club
of the Pacific Coast League.
Reed Freshmen Five Wins Title.
By walloping the sophomores
Wednesday, 28 to 13, the freshmen
five captured the Reed College inter-
class basketball title. The freshies
won In the second half of the battle.
The seniors HcK-d the juniors, 37 to 18.
Next Wednesday afternoon the fresh
men pi y the seniors.
RECRUITS EAGER TO JOIN NEW
MOVEMENT IN STATE.
Headquarters Established Here Where
Girls Can Enlist. Military Dance
In a telegram received yesterday
from Miss Theodora Booth, Mies Lucile
Danforth was appointed state manager
of the Girla' National Honor Guard to
succeed Miss Helen Ladd, who was
forced to resign on account of Illness.
Miss Ladd, however, will retain the
presidency of the Portland chapter.
Girls' National Honor Guard, and will
resume active duty when, her health
permits. In the meantime Miss Danforth
will act as presiding officer. A vice-
president will be elected tomorrow at a
meeting at 2 o'clock In Eilers Hall.
Plans are now under way for a mili
tary dance to be given probably in
Easter week. The funds derived will
tm used in carrying on the organiza
tion work throughout the state.
State headquarters have been estab
lished in room 901 Electric building,
where an office donated for' the Honor
Guard by the Portland Railway, Light
& Power Company will be open daily
from noon to 6 o'clock. All mail for
both state and local guard officers will
be received there. It ie planned to
make this office a place where girls
can enlist. All out-of-town girls de
siring Information will be welcomed
Miss Danforth has received enthusi
astic letters from girls In The Dalles.
Hood River, McMinnvllle, Monmouth,
Corvallie, Eugene, Roseburg. Grants
Pass and Oregon City. Eugene, Cor
vallis. Oregon City and McMinnvllle
are now organizing. Miss Danforth
will visit Oregon City and McMinnvllle
soon. If enough funds are raised the
guard will send her on an organizing
trip. In her telegram Miss Booth, the
National president, praised the work
of Miss Danforth.
OREGON CITTT IS INTERESTED
Girls' National Honor Guard Will Be
Formed There Monday.
OREGON CITY, Or.. March 8. (Spe
cial.) The Girls' National Honor Guard
is to be organized in Oregon City Mon
day evening, March 12. The meeting
Is called for 8 o'clock at the Commer
cial Club parlors, when Miss Lucile
Danforth, state manager, will be here
to assist In its organization.
Many of the young women of Oregon
City have become Interested In this
movement, and there is no doubt but
that the organization will start with a
Girls under 16 are not eligible to be
The election of officers will take
place at the meeting Monday.
TAFT SUSTAINS WILSON
Ex-President Denounces Unpatriotic
Act of Filibusters.
MONTPELIER, Vt.. March 8. Ex
President Taft in addressing the Ver
mont Legislature today said:
"There must be no uncertalntv ' in
backing up the President in using- all
the forces at his command to protect
our commercial vessels, their officers
and their passengers, at whatever cost.
"War is dreadful," he continued, "but
we cannot purchase immunity from it
at the sacrifice of our National honor
and the prudential rights of our citi
Referring to the controversv in the
Senate over the President's request for
authority to arm merchant vessels. Mr.
Taft declared that "12 Senators took
advantage of the rules and unpatriot-
lcally killed the bill by preventing the
LABOR IS URGED TO JOIN
Union Members Asked to Take Part
in Legislative League.
C. E. Lenpn, Mrs. Josephine R. Sharp
and F. L. Maguire, representing the
Oregon Legislative League, appeared
before the Central Labor Council last
night and urged that the men and worn
en of organized labor in Portland affili
ate themselves with semi-social clubs
which are being formed in all sections
of the city by the league for the pur
pose of taking up and discussing topics
of public interest.
Edward Rosenberg, a member of the
council, made an address in which he
declared Senator Lane and Senator La
Follette to have shown themselves in
the past to be friends of labor.
Washougal Dam to Be Used.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. March 8. (Spe
cial.) The "dam across the Washougal
River at Washougal will be used by
the state and county fish authorities
to collect salmon spawn to be used in
the various hatcheries along the Co
lumbia, and particularly for the Clarke
County hatchery, on Cold Creek, Just
north of this city, where accommoda
tions for more than 1,000,000 eggs are
available. The hatchery will be kept
busy all summer, it is planned.
Read The Oregonlan classified ads.
NOT YET FOUND
Man Answering Description of
Earl 0. Buxton, of Forest
Grove, Seen at Harrisburg.
BANK'S FUNDS ARE INTACT
Wife Unable to Account for Ab
sence and Says Mate Invited Her
to Accompany Him on Two-Day-Trip
SEARCH OK TRAIN AT ROSE
BURG DOES NOT REVEAL
ROSEBURG. Or.. March 8.
(Special.) Acting upon tele
graphic information received
from- Portland, Sheriff Qulne
searched southbound paseenger
train No. 15 here tonight for Earl
Buxton. Forest Grove cashier,
who disappeared last Saturday
with $2000 of his own money.
The missing man was not aboard
the train, according to the Sher
iff. All other southbound trains
passing through Roseburg to
night will be searched.
Where is Earl O. Buxton, cashier of
the First National Bank of Forest
Grove, who came to Portland Saturday
afternoon with $2000 of his own money
in his pocket
Despite the best efforts of the police
and private detectives the young man
Earl O. Buxton, Cashier of First
National Hank of Forest Grove.
Who Is MisMingr.
has not been found. No positive trace
of him has been unearthed from the
time he stepped from a Southern Pa
cific train here at 6 o'clock Saturday
A clew that may lead to a solution of
the mystery was discovered, though.
late yesterday afternoon, when A. J.
Demorest, assistant cashier of the
Farmers' & Merchants' State Bank at
Harrisburg,' Or., reported that a man
answering Mr. Buxton's description
had been In the bank earlier In the
day to have some money changed.
A young man employed at May &
Fender's general merchandise store in
Harrisburg also saw a man in the hotel
in that town whom he says he recog
nized as the missing cashier.
The man supposed to be Mr. Buxton
boarded a Southern Pacific southbound
train at Harrisburg late yesterday aft
ernoon. Advice was sent to the author
ities at Eugene and at Roseburg to in
tercept him,' but the message did not
reach Eugene before the train went
through that place. The local authori
ties at Roseburg will make a thorough
search of the train.
ale of Stock: Ostensible Object.
The report from Harrisburg was the
first bit of information concerning Mr.
Buxton that has been received since
his strange absence first was reported
late Monday evening.
When he left his home in Forest
Grove on Saturday afternoon he told
his wife, who before their marriage.
about six months ago, was Miss Rita
MacCrum, daughter of a prominent pio
neer family of Washington County, that
he expected to meet a man named
Knowlton In Portland, to whom he
hoped to sell bo me stock In the First
National Bank of Forest Grove.
When Mr. Buxton became cashier of
the bank last Fall he acquired a con
siderable block of stock, which he still
ENGLISH STAR IS IN VAUDEVILLE
AT PANT AGES.
Daisy Jerome, who won fame as a
child star in the Prince of Wales The
ater, London, in the famous panto
mimes and recognized as England's
youngest comedienne, is the newest star
In American vaudeville. This week Miss
Jerome, on her first American tour, is
featured at Pantages.
After her successes in the panto
mimes, Miss Jerome was starred in
"The Medal and the Maid" and later
went to Australia for a two-year tour
and where she was a tremendous hit.
It is fresh from these triumphs that
she comes to American vaudeville.
holds. It is a part of this stock, pre
sumably, that he said he wanted to sell
to Mr. Knowlton.
He also told Mrs. Buxton that he ex
pected to go to Oregon City on Sunday
to look over a business venture there
with a view, possibly, of 'nvesting the
proceeds from the eale of the bank
stock. He hoped, possibly, to locate
permanently at Oregon, City. He did
not advise his wife, however, of the
nature of his contemplated investment.
Wife Invited to Take Trip.
. "He never discussed his business af
fairs with me very much," said Mrs.
Buxton over the telephone last night.
Mrs. Buxton says, too, that she did
not know that he drew $200Q out of
his personal account In the bank before
leaving for Porttend Saturday after
"I knew that he had the money In the
bank." she said, "but did not know he
drew It out. I don't know what he
proposed to do with that much In cash.
"Before he left here he urged me to
go along with him to Portland and
pass Saturday night and Sunday there.
He said he would be back late Sunday
night, and not later than noon on
"I have no Idea what became of him
unless he met with foul play or is suf
fering from some mental derangement,
but he never was sick and his mind
always seemed to be quite clear.
No Shortage Exists. -
"He was subject to frequent fits of
despondency, however, as he worried
over trivial matters a great deal. I
can't see, though, how that would have
caused him to wander away."
M. R. Johnson, president of the bank
of which Mr. Buxton is cashier, said
yesterday that an analysis of the books
shows that every cent In Mr. Buxton's
records is accounted for that he took
no money excepting what belonged to
him and that he has a balance of more
than $400 In his personal account. Na
tional bank examiners talked with Mr.
Johnson over the telephone yesterday
and it Is probable that they will make
a formal audit of the books In order to
comply with the law's requirements.
Mr. Buxton was not well known
among bankers in Portland, as he had
been in an official position in the bank
only a comparatively short time.
LOVE ENDURES LONG
LONG-PARTED COUPLE RE-WED,
ALTHOUGH NOT DIVORCED.
Former Portland Woman Goes to Sump.
- ter. Telephones to Husband.
Happy Reunion Follows.
BAKER. Or.. March 8. (Special.)
Love's golden splendor failed to tarnish
after 20 years in the discard in the case
of Rose Miller, who made her home In
Portland a number of years, and Dun
can McDonald. They were remarried
in iSumpter on Tuesday, following an
estrangement of more than two de
cades. The ceremony was performed
by D. I. Wlllard at the Columbia Hotel,
and the guests Joined in helping the
couple celebrate their reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were married
in Montana in 1897. Wedded bliss was
short-lived, however, and they agreed
to separate. Mrs. McDonald resumed
her maiden name and went to Port
land. Mr. Duncan came to Eastern Ore
gon and finally settled in Granite,
where he is now in business.
While time cooled the wrath that
caused the separation, it failed to dis
pel the enchantment of love's dream.
Mrs. McDonald, self-named Miss Miller,
came to Sumpter, pocketed her pride,
and telephoned to the man who was
no less the sweetheart of today than
of her youth. He came post-haste to
Sumpter. Although neither had ever
attempted to get a divorce, they were
remarried to celebrate their new-found
ERIGANS FREE TO 60
GERMANS REMOVE ALL RE.
STRAINTS IN BELGIUM.
Detention at First Due to Subordinate
Officials Who La eked x Orders
and Took Precautions.
- WASHINGTON. March 8. Americans
In Belgium are no longer detained In
any sense by the German military au
thorities, according to a final report re
ceived at the State Department today
rrom minister urand vv hitlock at Brus
The dispatch said that subordinate
officials . in Belgium had prevented
Americans from leaving Immediately
after the severance in relations, for
lack of orders whether to hold them or
not. The difficulty has all been
straightened out, Mr. Whltlock re
Mr. Whltlock's status still remains
Indefinite. Germany after the break
refused to recognize his diplomatic po
sition as Minister, but authorized him
with other Americans to remain in
charge of the Belgian relief work. As
practically all of Belgium is in the
military possession of Germany and her
capital has been moved to Havre,
France, officials here see only two
alternatives, to admit he Is no longer
clothed with diplomatic authority or to
send him to Havre as the fully ac
credited Minister to Belgium.
NEW PLOT IS REVEALED
A. H. PAUHL SAYS HE DREW LOT
TO KILL PRESIDENT.
Organization Declared to Have Or
dered Death of Mr. Wilson Flan
Torn From Prisoner's Coat.
BALTIMORE, March 8. Amos H.
PauhL 70 years of age, was today held
for the Federal grand Jury, by United
States Commissioner Supplee on the
charge of having made threats against
Books and papers in Pauhl's posses
sion contained statements that he Is a
member of a secret organization which
Government officials believe has for its
object the assassination of the Presi
dent. Pauhl protested his innocence.
Pauhl testified that the killing of
the President had been ordered by the
organization, and lots were drawn to
select one for the deed, he being
United States Marshal Stockham no
ticed a small American flag pinned on
his vest and tore It off.
YORK, Pa., March 8. Amos Pauhl.
according to the York police, had many
times been 'charged with assaults and
threats to kill. Generally he was re
garded as harmless, and most people
regarded him to be weak minded. In
late years he gathered rags.
White House Fund Falls. v
WASHINGTON, March 8. New rugs,
draperies, furniture, tableware and
other furnishings for the White House,
said to be badly needed, must await ac
tion at another session of Congress, it
developed today, because the $60,000
asked for that purpose . failed when
Congress neglected to pass the sundry
civil appropriation bill.
BONDS OF ALLIES
LIKED IN PORTLAND
Estimate Is That $3,000,000
Has Been Invested in
Various War Offerings.
GERMAN ISSUES SCARCE
Kate of Interest Attractive and
Holders Also See Speculative
Opportunity When Refunding
Is Undertaken With Peace.
81nce the beginning of the European
war 31 months ago. residents of Port
land and vicinity have invested more
than $3,000,000 in securities of the vari
ous belligerent nations.
Most of this money has gone into
British and Anglo-French war loans, as
the German loans have been hard to
get here, due to the allied blockade,
which prevents their delivery in this
Despite these heavy investments' in
foreign securities the demand .for do
mestic bonds of various kinfs munici
pals and industrials continues and
prices remain firm.
The attractive interest rates offered
on some of the principal war bonds
makes them preferred over the ordin
ary run of domestio securities and un
less the credit of some of the warring
powers Is impaired by excessive prolon
gation of the war it is probable that
all such Issues will continue to sell
It is estimated that more than $1,
000,000 of local money has been Invested
in the British convertible 6 per cent
bonds, which were sold here at a slight
discount, ranging from 99.07 on the
two-year series to 99.52 on the one-year
Brtttak Issnes Favored.
Another large block of British three
year and five-year 5s, issued last Sep
tember, also was sold here at prices
ranging from 98V4 to 99.
Each Issue of the British bonds has
found a ready sale here, but investors
are demanding war-time returns on
their morley. The price almost invari
ably has been shaded so that the net
return is approximately 6 per cent.
Only a comparatively small volume
of the famous Anglo-French loan which
was underwritten in this country by J.
P. Morgan & Co., to the extent of $500
000.000. has been sold in the Portland
territory. The local sales probably did
not exceed $500,000.
Continued demands on the American
Investors for financial aid has served
however, to depress the price of some
or the earlier issues of allied loans.
Some that sold at 98 and 99 when first
placed on the market now are hovering
around 92 and 93. Investors are confi
dent, however, that the price will go
back to par at the close of the war.
Specula tlve Chance Open.
People who like to take a little sport
ing chance on their money are figur
ing on some neat profits on their In
vestments In the current Issues of con
vertible war loans, which are made to
run from two to three years.
The Issuing governments have
planned to refund them at the end of
that time at a low interest rate. Peo
ple who buy now at 97 and 98 Or even
at 99 look ahead to their redemption at
A class of war-time securities popu
lar here right now are the French mu
nicipal bonds, due to run three years at
6 per cent. They are selling around 98,
which brings a net return of 6.75 per
Several small blocks of Russian bonds
also have been offered here, but they
are not quite so popular as those of
the other allied countries.
Canadian bonds also have found ready
sale among Portland investors and sev
eral small lots have been disposed of.
Earlier in the war various odd lots
of German and Austrian bonds were
floated here and quickly sold at cur
rent interest rates.
Investors who buy bonds, as a rule,
are not actuated by sympathy for any
of the belligerent countries. Many
local Investors have. bought British and
German loans indiscriminately.
PUPILS OUTSPELL PARENTS
Geographical Contest Is Held In
TAOOMA, Wash., March . (Spe
cial.) Members of the eighth grade of
the Jefferson School Wednesday night
defeated their parents In a geographi
cal or "railroad" spelling match "held
in the school. Mrs. Charles Bitney, who
had stood alone on her side for 30 min
utes, retired when she could not think
of a geographical name beginning
with "G." after her daughter. Ruth, on
the opposite side, had finished spell
ing "Darling," one of the largest rivers
When the match was over three of
the eighth grade pupils were still
standing. These were Johanne Mad
sen. Rene Lechner and Ruth Bitney.
"LOBBY DANCE" IS LATEST
Royal Rosarians to Hold Affair in
A "lobby dance" is the latest novelty
conceived by members of the Royal
Rosarians and the Multnomah Hotel
lobby has been chosen as the place.
The time will be on the night of Mon
day, March 19.' Robert Krohn is in
It is proposed to clear the lobby of
all furniture not absolutely needed for
the comfort of the dancers and to wax
the floor Just enough to make dancing
on it a delight. Several hundred cou
ples are expected.
Reward on XT-Boats Proposed.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 8.
A Joint resolution authorizing Governor
Williams to "pay a reward of $100 to
the first American gunner who destroys
a German submarine caught In an at
tempt to sink an American ship, or
any ship carrying American passen
gers," was introduced in the lower
Army Recruits Go South.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. March 8. (Spe
cial.) About 80 recruits for the Army
left tonight for Fort McDowell, Cal.,
to be assigned for duty with various
regiments along the border or sent to
the Philippines, after having been given
several weeks" drill and preliminary
training at Vancouver Barracks.
Bulgarian Denies Serbian Charges.
WASHINGTON, March 8. The lega
tion of Bulgaria in a statement issued
tonight, defended the Bulgarian poli
cies in Macedonia, old Serbia and Mora
via region, and denied the charge of the
Serbian Legation in London that the
population of those sections had been
mistreated by Bulgarian military
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Washington, March 8. Represen
tative McArthur today wrote to
the Secretary of the Treasury
urging that a branch of the San
Francipco Federal Reserve Bank
be established at Portland. Busi
ness interests of Portland are
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the Federal Reserve Bank of San Fran
cisco. It is apparent that the directors of
the San Francisco bank have deter
mined to establish at least one branch
In the Northwest and probably another
one In Salt Lake City.
If the Northwest gets a branch. Port
land is considered the logical place for
it, and If the Federal officials In charge
of the work do not know that, the Port
land ba.nkers propose to inform them.
Before the location finally is selected
a formal hearing will be conducted in
various banking centers of Oregon,
Washington and Idaho to find out what
the bankers and other business men
think of the qualifications of the sev
eral contending cities.
Spokane Probable Contender.
Besides Portland It is probable that
Spokane will be in the race for the
branch. Seattle also may make a bid
for it, but if Seattle doesn't come In
It Is probable that the Seattle support
will be thrown to Spokane.
Every National 'bank in the North
west and every state bank affiliated
with the Federal reserve system has
been asked to name Its first and second
choice for the proposed branch. . The
replies have not been canvassed, but it
is said that Portland received an over
whelming majority of first-choice votes,
with Spokane second. Most of the second-choice
votes from both Spokane
and Seattle went to Portland.
The entrance of Salt Lake City into
the situation complicates affairs some
what. It is apparent that if a branch
is established in the Utah city, as well
as one In the Northwest, most of the
Southern Idaho banks would elect to
do their business at Salt Lake City.
The advantage of having a branch
in the Northwest has impressed itself
on bankers of this territory ever since
the Federal reserve system has been
in operation. Under present conditions
it is necessary to send paper to San
Francisco for rediscount and as a re
sult banks In this territory have not
had the fullest advantage of their re
discount privileges. The delay In tran
sit sometimes obviates the benefits of
Accessibility Pointed Out.
A. L. Mills, president of the First
National Bank, has been" appointed
chairman of the special sub-committee
recently appo'nted by the Portland
Clearing-House Association for the pur
pose of presenting Portland's case be
fore the Federal reserve officials. - A
full report of the financial situation
In the Northwest will be prepared and
laid before the board members when
they come here.
It will be pointed out that Portland
possesses superior transportation and
mail facilities for handling the business
of the banks in Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, that mail communication
can be had with almost every point In
the territory within 12 hours. The
same advantage does not apply to either
Seattle or Spokane.
COURT WEDDING FAILURE
Virgie L.aGrand Gets Divorce When
4 Husband Rejects Her.
It was merely another one of those
unhappy endings In the marriage of
a 19-year-old youth to a 15-year-old
schoolgirl, when, after a vain attempt
at reconciliation, Virgie LaGrand, aged
19, received a divorce from James
LaGrand, aged 23. in the court of Pre
siding Judge Gantenbeln yesterday.
They were married four years ago by
Circuit Judge Gatens in the hope of
patching a wrong.
The girl has been in the reform
school and the young man had been
under surveillance of the authorities.
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Since the filing of the divorce action
by the girl an attempt was made to
renew the marriage relations, but the
husband emphatically refused.
A default divorce decree was award
ed Edna R. McGarey from Neal H. Mc
Garey by Judge Gantenbeln yesterday.'
WAR IS HELD JUSTIFIED
Mere Preaching Will Not Bring
Peace, Says Sociologist.
War can never be done away with
merely by preaching by pacifists, said
William F. Ogburn, professor of so
ciology at Reed College, In an open
forum of students and faculty last
night. International commerce and
finance are too entangled to allow the
abolition of armed conflict between na
tions at present, he said.
"War for selfish reasons Is not whol
ly unjustifiable." said Dr. Ogrburn.
"There was a time when invasion of
territory by a hostile nation was con
sidered a sufficiently good selfish rea
son for going to war. When the Danes '
invaded England the English were
Justified In fighting against them, be
cause they were menacing their per
sonal property. Now that the econom
ic basis of the nations has become a
commercial as well as property basis,
we have Just as much Justification for
going to war to protect our commerce.
It is not necessary to wait till a foe
Invades our country.
DR. LANDSBURY TO TALK
Musical 'Understanding Lecture to
Be Given Tonight at Library.
"An Ideal System of Technique. With
Special Reference to Interpretation." is
the subject of the lecture that Dr. John
J. Landsbury will give before the Uni
versity of Oregon extension class in
musical understanding this evening at
7:30 o'clock at the Central Library and
to which the publio is cordially in
vited. At 8:30 Dr. Landsbury will speak to
the class In the science of music on
"Modulation. With Special Reference
to the Chromatic Scale and Diminished
Seventh Chord." The subject of Profes
sor Gregory's lecture at 8 o'clock to
the class in educational measurement
is "Tests In Reading."
Architecture classes meeting on Fri
day evening in the north pallery of
the Library are: Drawing From Life,
Descriptive Geometry and Graphic
GIRLS TO SELL FLAGS
Oregon City Is to Raise Fund for
Salvation Army Home.
OREGON CTTT, Or.. March 8. (Spe
cial.) Saturday, March 10, will be Flag
day In Oregon City. The proceeds are
to go toward the Salvation Army Res
cue and Maternity Home In Portland.
Mrs. N. M. Alldredge is chairman of
one committee and In charge of pub
licity, with Mrs. E. C. Hackett. wife of
Mayor Hackett, as honorary chairman.
Miss Alberta Dunn and Miss Freda
Martin are chairmen of other com
mittees to have charge of the sale of
the flags. Young women are to com
pete for prizes in sale of flags. Others
who are to assist in the sale are Miss
Eva Califf. Miss Ada Mass and Miss
DRINKING PARTY ARRESTED
Woman Says She Was Enticed Away
and Plied With Liquor.
James K. Reed, charged with drunk
enness, was fined S10 by Municipal
Judge Stevenson yesterday after the
story of his altercation with Mrs. R. M.
Howard had been told. The latter, ar
rested with Nevada Sargent, was
charged with disorderly conduct and
received a "continued-for-sentence"
Reed and Mrs. Howard were arrested
by Patrolmen Bales and Coulter at East
Twenty-eighth and Halsey streets
Wednesday, the woman declaring that
her companion had enticed her to 888
Weldler street and there plied her with
Glencoe School Entertains
For the benefit of Glencoe school,
a sliver tea will be given this after
noon In the school building. The pro
gramme will begin at 2:80 o'clock. The
funds derived will be used for some
much-needed improvements that the
Parent-Teacher Association wishes to
make. Mrs. Paul Lee is chairman of
the committee and is assisted by Mrs.
C. H. Hill and Mrs. R. R. Parshall. All
residents of Glencoe district and friends
Wesley D. Richards Dead.
Wesley D. Richards, a typewriter
salesman who lived at the Sunnymont
Apartments and who came here from
San Francisco some time ago, died un
expectedly at St. Vincent's Hospital
yesterday after a short illness. He was
48 years old and is survived by his
widow and a daughter aged 11 years.
He was born in Illinois. Funeral ar
rangements had not been made last