Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 18, 1917, Page 15, Image 15

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F. W. Robinson Points Out
.That Railroads May Not Be
Able to Handle Output.
Digging of Pits to Care for Yield
Until Market Is Favorable or
It Can Be Shipped Is Urged
by Traffic Manager.
"Wo are hearing lot these days
of production and conservation of
foods."' observed Frank W. Robinson,
traffic manager for the Union Pacific
system, yesterday, "but what about
As a trafflo man Mr. Robinson Is
primarily interested in the distribu
tion of supplies of all kinds. Recently
he has made a close study of the
trafflo -situation that probably will
grow out of the present Nation-wide
movement of increasing the food sup
ply of the country.
"Unless the people begin to realize
at once that they must prepare for
an intelligent distribution of the year's
food production," said Mr. Robinson
yesterday, "the railroads will become
paralyzed in their efforts to handle
it. markets will become demoralized
and much of the food that Is so badly
needed this year will go to waste.
Gardens to Decrease Demand.
"The fact that many families in the
cities and towns are helping them
selves by growing vegetables for their
own consumption will have the effect
of decreasing the demands at the local
markets for that class of products.
That will mean that the gardener and
those who produce in commercial
quantities will have an increased vol
ume to ship and dispose of in othet
markets. A substantial benefit cannot
be obtained from the Increased pro
duction except by an equitable and
even distribution.
"Intelligent thought and considera
tion must be given to the subject of
storing and preserving Winter vege
tables so that we will not suffer the
double dilemma of a surplus of food
in one part of the country with a cor
responding shortage In another, with
the consequent loss of large quantities
of valuable food through freezing or
through decay on account of the, in
ability of the carriers to furnish the
cars when needed.
Storage Mast Be Worked Ont.
"It is a well-known economic fact
that transportation facilities are not
always as flexible as conditions re
quire and, regardless of the quantity
of cars that the carriers may have, it
is an absolute physical impossibility
to furnish, all the time, all the cars
that all the shippers demand. Much
careful consideration ought, therefore,
to be given to the question of storage
facilities to provide a proper distribu
tionespecially in the producing sec
tions." Mr. Robinson earnestly urges farm
ers and others who grow potatoes on
a commercial scale to dig potato pits,
so that they can store their potatoes
until a favorable market develops or
Until the carriers can provide the cars.
Frost-proof potato pits can be con
structed cheaply, he points out, and
they will be the means of preventing
farmers from selling their products
on an unfavorable market and will
keep the potatoes from spoiling while
waiting for the railroads to furnish
the cars to move them.
Food Acreage Increased.
Mr. Robinson recently made a com
plete survey of the crop conditions on
the O.-W. R. &'N. system and reports
that encouraging and substantial prog
ress is being made In the food pre
paredness campaign.
"Indications are," he says, "that the
country is aroused to the patriotic
idea to do something that will help.
Nearly everyone who can has turned
to the small garden. In addition to
which several thousand acres of Sum
mer fallow land are under cultivation
this year land that heretofore, has
been Idle. Unless all signs fall, the
yield of vegetables and small crops
this year will be tremendous."
The Union Pacific system, he ex
plained, has added 25 00 cars to its
equipment, so that it will be able bet
ter to handle the season's crops. The
Pacific Fruit Express, which operates
the refrigerator line on the Union
Pacific has bought 1800 new cars.
Other carriers are adding rolling stock
In proportionate volumes.
While a large number of new can
neries have been built in the North
west in the last few years to utilize
some of the fruit that otherwise would
go to waste, Mr. Robinson Insists that
the utmost care and caution must be
practiced by the growers and distribu
tors alike to prevent the absolute loss
of an immense lot of food that will
be badly needed this year.
Instruction for Vacation Classes Cho
sen From List not Identified
With Work Last Year.
Teachers for vacation schools in
Portland this Summer were elected
yesterday by the School Board at Its
regular semi-monthly meeting. Each
of the teachers chosen did not have
this work last Summer, the plan being
to pass it around as much as possible
among qualified instructors, and the
list chosen is thought to be a good
Vacation schrvols ore conducted In
Toslam is a remedy that you can pick
up at any time and apply to any dis
ordered skin with the confidence that
it provides the quickest way to be rid
of any itching or eruptlonal trouble.
and that it will serve you well.
Pimples and Rashes. Eczema. Acne,
Itch, Chilblains, Scalp-Scale, Burns
and all like affections so distressing to
endure, are, thanks to Poslam's con
centrated healing energy, so easy to
Sold everywhere. For free sample
write to Emergency Laboratories. 243-5
West 47th at., New York City.
Urge your skin to become clearer,
healthier by the daily use of Poslam
Soap, medicated with Poslam,
various subjects at schools throughout
the city, so that pupils who fall be
hind in their studies and do not make
the required passing grades can take
review work during the Summer
months and catch up with their classes
when school opens again in the Fall.
The following teachers were chosen
yesterday for the vacation schools,
which will run from June 18 to August
3, with a week's Intermission during
the National Education Association
convention In July.
Principals Elementary.
Couch B. A. Thaxter.
Hawthorne A. J. Prldeaux.
Highland Charles H. Boyd.
Irving-ton Charles A. Fry.
Lents H. M. Barr.
Ockley Green Grace DeGraff.
Ehattuck A. R. Draper.
Teachers Elementary.
Mrs. I. W. Ausmus. Lena Craddock, Jen
nie Richardson, Belle McDonald, Jennis
Llmbocker, Mrs. Elotse A. Anderson, Mrs.
Agnes Duck, Mrs. Laura Black, Mary P.
Woods. Wlnnifred Bassett. Halite Boll, Nora
Green. Lillian Cowle. Georgia Howe. Grace
McKenzle. Alice Munro, Inez Stark, Jean
Burrell, Anne Johnson, Jeannette J 'ark.
Blanche Small, Marie Gorman, Mrs. F. C.
Lincoln Hlsh.
A. A. Campbell, principal; Annie Drlnsj,
secretary. A. F. Blttner. C. R. Holloway.
H. F. Price, Mattle Kentner. John .Purcell,
Thomas Henley, Grace Tucker, Elizabeth
Bain, Ruby Hammarstrom, George F. Kar
nopp, W. H. Fenstermacher, Ruth M. Borth
wlck, Francis Curtis. N. C. Thorne, J. E.
Bonbrtght, Dr.- Mary V. Madigan, Dr. Lois
Benson Polytchnlc.
Woodworking. F. G. Benson plumbing.
George Connolly; machine, E. F. Williams:
drawing, F . D. Moss; electrical, C. S. Brerex
ton. Girls' School of Trades.
Lilian B. Tingle, principal: Ellen Dal
rymple, secretary; millinery, Lucie Bchmlt:
sewing, Grace Gillette. Mrs. Leon a David
son; cooking. Margaret McClanahan: can
ning club, Edna Groves. Catherine Baker,
Georgia Swafford, Kareen Hanson.
Comedy, Melody and Acrobatic Aam-
bers Are) Above Average on New
Programme and Entertain.
A keen little nkctph , "Oari Trasn.,
Come True?" toplines the diverting
new bill at the Hippodrome, with two
especially talented players, Myles Mc
Carthy and Alda Wolcott, presenting It.
The story tells of an old race-track
tout who comes back to the scene of
his one-time successes, and by a fine
stroke of fate wins revenge on an old
enemy and wipes out a long, old score.
Gene and Kathryn King are a pop
ular pair. Gene wears evening clothes
and looks the drawing-room darling,
while saucy Kathryn. bedazzles In a
gorgeous party frock. These two offer
miles of smiles, and miles of melody
as well.
The Jim Black duo Is a novelty act
n various features. A nrettv maid
sings sweetly and a legless man per
forms unusual acrobatic stunts on
crutches. Both are exceptional per
formers. A trio of singing comedians, who
invest their act with comedy, are
Miller, Scott and Fuller. One appears
as a bell-hoppish youth, one is a sort
of bucolic type and t'other acts
straight. They Interpolate a lot of
augh stuff Into their songs and reg
ister big.
The Crazy Recruit" is Jess Mardo
and he lives up to his billing In all
he does. Dainty Belle Hunter Is his
partner in the funning.
Alvaretta, Rego and Stoppltt are
three clowning kings of comedy. They
offer a novelty in new acrobatic
achievements and their pantomime
comedy keeps everyone laughing.
Frederick Warde the eminent
Shakespearean artist who has legions
of friends here, appears as the star
n "Hintom Double," a five-reel pic
ture of tremendous Interest.
Speed Test Between Aeroplane and
Motor Vehicle Attraction Scheduled
for May SO.
Ralph P. Hansen, an aviator of Red-
Held. S. D., will give exhibitions in
connection with the eighth annual
motorcycle races to be held at ,the Rose
City Speedway Decoration day. May SO.
Hansen has a Curtiss biplane with an
engine which was in the machine in
which SI Christofferson flew when in
Portland last.
Hansen came to Portland from Red
wood City, CaL He flew around the
city last Thursday morning, and has
given exhibitions at a couple of Wash
ington cities this Spring. As as an-
vertislng feature for the motorcycle
races Hansen will fly over Portland
May 29. In conjunction with the races
he . will give an exhibition on the
grounds. This will be followed by a
race with a motorcycle.
The Dakota birdman will ascertain
the distance from the racetrack to the
Postofflce building. He will fly from
the grandstand to the Postofflce, circle
it, and return, racing a high-powered
motorcycle, which will run around the
track going the same distance. The
start and finish for both contestants
will be at the tape in front of the
grandstand. At the finish" Hansen will
swoop down within 50 feet of the
Twenty-Five Youthful Foresters Re
ceive Cadge of Honor.
Twenty-five boys of Alblna have re
ceived the button of the Forest Service
for proficiency in woodcraft, gained
under their tutor, Albert Weisendanger,
ranger of the Forestry Service at Eagle
The Woodcraft Club was organized
last year at the Alblna Library, and
the class took up at once study of the
elements of forestry.
A. G. Jackson, in charge of the local
education department of the National
Forest Service, who was active In the
organization of the Woodcraft Club,
has stated that the results splendidly
Justified the effort and that similar
work will be more extensively taken up
next year.
Mayor Harley, of Astoria, Says Port
land Tarda Can't Do Work Now.
F. C. Harley, Mayor of Astoria, has
announced that he had been com
missioned by a. representative of one
of the allied governments to obtain
bids for the construction of 10 sea
going wooden barges of about 2000
tons capacity and four 800-foot wooden
barges of 4500 tons capacity, but after
an investigation of several days he had
been unable to find a shipbuilding con
cern in Portland ready to take the con
tract if awarded.
Mayor Harley Is seeking to have the
14 barges built on the Willamette and
Columbia rivers. The barges are
needed at once and immediate con
struction is desired. .
Contracting Firms Assist
Recruiting by Listing
Men They Had Hired.
Indications Are Regiment of En
gineers Will Be Secured In
Northwest Orders to Sull
Expected Early In Jnne.
Blacksmiths, machinists, carpenters.
steam shovel operators. cooVi. lihnnr.
and all other classes of men experienced
in ranroaa construction work now have
a chance to "do their bit" for their
country in a substantial way and at the
same time share in the honor of the
iirst expedition going to France under
the Stars and Stripes.
Grant Smith & Company, Twohy
Brothers, Porter Brothers, Guthrie &
McDougal and other railroad contrac
tors operating in Portland hava bean
authorized by the Government to re
cruit men for the regiment of engineers
tnat is to be formed on the Pacific
A branch recruiting office has been
established in the Multnomah Hotel,
with Rex Hartman, a member of the
Grant Smith staff. In charge. Mr. Hart-
man himself has applied for enlistment
in the regiment.
Under the authorization given bv
Major Dent, United States Corps of
engineers, in charge of recruiting in
the Northwest, all men recommended
by any of the contracting: firms will
be accepted, as to character and ex
perience, without further question, sub
ject only to the regulation physical ex
amination which is administered by the
regular Army physicians.
Railroad Workers Enlist.
Within the last few days more than
150 former employes of the Grant Smith
concern have signed the application
blanks In the Portland office. The
other railroad contractors are prepar
ing to handle men in equal proportions.
Reports coming to the headquarters
In Portland indicate that Seattle, Spo
kane and other cities of the Northwest
are gaining many applications every
Eric V. Hauser, president of the Mult
nomah Hotel and vice-president of
Grant Smith fc Company, believes it
will be possible to recruit an entire
regiment In Oregon, Washington and
When the Government determined to
send a division of railroad construction
workers to France, scores of men for
merly employes In construction camps,
but now engaged In other activities,
rushed into the recruiting offices.
Men Glad to Join Regiment.
'Am arranging my farm to get ready
to Join you," was a typical telegram
received by Mr. Hauser yesterday. It
came from Henry Gustafson. of Marsh
field, formerly a cook in the construc
tion camps.
"Glad to Join your regiment, came
from C. R. Slattery, a carpenter fore
man now in private business at Port
Angeles, Wash.
Kenneth D. Hauser, a ston of Mr.
Hauser, who has been in charge of a
construction contract for the Milwaukee
railroad for the last few years, baa ap
plied for a Captain", commission In the
Pacific Coast regiment, which will be
commanded by Colonel Cavanaugh, un
til recently in charge of the Govern
ment engineering office in Seattle.
Mr. Hauser has had large experience
in construction work and also had sev
eral years' military training in an
Eastern military academy. He is In
Port Angeles now closing his private
affairs and will return to his home in
Portland tomorrow to make final ar
rangements to enter the Federal serv
ice. Expedition May Go Jnne 1.
When it comes to patriotism, in fact.
the Hauser family seems to be after
record. Eric V. Hauser, Jr., is taking
military training at Dartmouth and has
enlisted for immediate service, while
Rupert V.. a third brother, is in the
officers' training camp at Fort Snelling,
It is probable, says Major Dent, that
the engineering regiments will be or
dered to France soon after the first of
June. It Is desirable to have every
company of the Paciflo Coast regiment
recruited to its full rtrength of 109 men
at once.
Only men with experience or techni
cal training need apply. Men experi
enced particularly along the following
lines are wanted: Timber men, bridge
workers, track men, steam shovel oper
ators, stationary engineers and crews,
concrete men, tunnel, men, blacksmiths.
machinists, cooks, laborers, foremen,
timekeepers, superintendents, material
men, locomotive, construction and de
signing engineers and all otners wno
have had practical experience In camp
or construction work.
Aged Woman, Who Established Home
When Town Was Trading Post,
- Often Seen Visiting Markets.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 17. (Spe
clal.) When Mrs. Augusta Ebert came
to Vancouver 61 years ago It was only
a Hudson Bay trading post. She lived
to see the Columbia River spanned by
two bridges, and crossed the Columbia
River Interstate Bridge recently on a
trip to Portland. She died at her home
early today. Had she lived until May
30 she would have reached her 89th
Mrs. Ebert leaves a son. Colonel
Rudolph G. Ebert, head of the medical
department of the Department of Ha-
Doctor Tells How to
Quickly Strengthen
Your Eyesight at Home
Dr. Lewis
?;nn Bon-
inr the eyes
of thousands.
It is euaran
teed to
strenr then
eyes 60 in
one week a
time In many
Instances, Often
entirely does
away with glass
es: ouicklv re
lieves Inflammation, achmir. itchinr. bumlnc.
tired, workstrained. watery eyes. Not a secret
remedy. Absolutely harmless, formula on every
package. See Doctor's announcement soon to
appear in this paper, Boo-Qpto prescription filled
by all druggets.
wall, stationed at Honolulu, and a
daughter. Miss Lucy Ebert. who lived
with her; four grandsons, Dr. Harry
G. Ebert, in charge of the quarantine
station at Astoria; Dr. F. J. Ebert.
dentist of Mount Vernon, but now with
the Second Washington; Lawrence R.
Ebert, with the United States Geolog
ical Survey, at Nenana. Alaska, and
George P. Ebert. a horticulturist of
Crawford, Wash.
Mrs. Ebert was born in Berlin, but
came to the United States when a
young woman, and she lived prac
tically all of her life since In Van
couver. She was a familiar figure at
the markets In Vancouver until within
the past few months, walking each
way, although nearly 90 years of age.
The funeral probably will be from
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ellsworth
B. Collier officiating. Interment will
be in the old city cemetery. Colonel
Ebert. her son, is now in Honolulu,
and has been notified by cable.
Vice-President la Recuperating Fron
Wonnda Inflicted on Htm Ty
Infuriated Beotblack.
William Clayton, vice-president and
managing director of the Spreckles in
terests at San Diego. Cal.. Is making a
tour of the Pacific Northwest, recuper
atlr 4 from wounds which almost cost
him his life. He is at the Portland
Hotel in company with Mrs. Clayton
and his daughter. Miss Emily Clayton.
He expects to be In Portland for the
rest of this week and then go with his
lamlly to Seattle and Vancouver. B.
C. If he can arrange his Itinerary he
will attend the annual Rose Festival
here June 13. 14 and 15, on his way
to the South.
"Business in Southern California has
been depressed as a result of the war
situation." said Mr. Clayton. Wednes
day night, "but I expect things will
brighten up now along the Pacific
Mr. Clayton as directing manager of
the Spreckles Interests, has charge of
12 different companies, including news
papers, hotels, a streetcar system and
a bank. On March 12. as he was leav
ing his office, ho was shot by an Italian
DootDiacK, wno held some grievance
against Mr. Clayton because of a street
car accident in which the Italian lost
a root.
Washington Referendum Circulators
Say 10,000 Will Sign.
SPOKANE, Wash.. May 17. (Special.)
Referendum petitions with annroxl-
mately 2500 names were filed with the
City Clerk today, asking the postpone
ment of the "bone-dry" law passed by
the last Legislature until the people
vote upon It in 1918. W. D. Flnley. who
filed the petitions, says that eventually
about 10,000 signatures will be obtained
in epoKane and about 6000 more from
Spokane County.
To take the effect the petitioners all
over the state must number 23,400.
Flnley says that more than 20,000 have
signed In Seattle. 4000 in Tacoma, 2000
In Everett and the total Is nearing the
60.000 mark.
The petitions are headed by promi
nent business men, two of them being
Martin J. Denny Must Report to
Court and Finish Paying Fine.
OREGON CITY. Or., May 17. (Spe
cial.) Martin J. Denny, who was sen
tenced to 30 days in the Clackamas
County Jail and fined $250 on April 28,
was released from custody today after
having served 19 days of his sentence
and having paid $76 on his fine. He
will be required to report to Circuit
Judge J. U. Campbell once a month and
complete payment of his fine.
Denny was sentenced and fined be
caused of his connection with the
Friars' Club at Milwaukle.
August Erlckson, who was arrested
one week ago and charged -with viola
tion of the liquor laws at Clackamas
Tavern, is still held in the County Jail.
Labor so Scarce That Boys at Van
couver Assist In Raising Tents.
VANCOUVER, Wash, May 17. (Sna-
oial.) Al G. Barnes circus, which
showed here twice Wednesday, is hav
ing a nara time getting men to do the
work, and today had nearly 100 bovi
assisting In putting up the big tents
ana seats, ine snow was delayed until
after t o'clock today.
- One of the circus agents went trt T.
cotna and Seattle tonight to get 100 men
if possioie. . aien are quitting all the
time to take good-paying jobs in tha
cities and few join the organization
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When Physician meant "Physic-Dispenser"
In Shakespeare's time, if you were
sick and went to a doctor he did one
of two things. He either bled you, or
"physicked" you.
Physicians no longer practice bleeding.
And the leaders of the profession are
equally opposed to the indiscriminate
use of laxative and catharic drugs. In
fact, the habitual use of laxatives is
now known to be one of the most
fruitful causes of constipation.
Physicians of the highest standing
prescribe Nujol because' it relieves
constipation without any bad after
effects and without forming a habit. It
acts in effect as an internal lubricant,
preventing the bowel contents from
Urgent Appeal Being Made for Com
petent Bookkeepers, Clerks and
Stenographers) to Enllat.
Even though Uncle Sam Is making
every effort to secure good fighters
for the Army branch of his service. It
is likewise true that he is in great
need of competent bookkeepers, clerks,
stenogrthers and general office men.
And It Is to this latter class that the
local recruiting station is making a
strong appeal to the young men of
Portland to come forward and offer
their Bcrvlces to their country.
It was stated at the recruiting sta
tion yesterday that there are many op
portunities for young men who desire
to enter this branch of the service and
an especial appeal Is made to those
who feel that for some cause or other
they would not fit in well as fighting
There was a lull yesterday In local
recruiting. More brisk work Is looked
for as soon as the general Army bill
is passed.
Thirty new recruits were accepted
at the Army station and sent to Van
couver b-.-racka. while eight em
bryonlo Jack Tars were accepted for
service at the Navy station. Three en
listments were made at the Marine
Corps station.
Dr. John S. Saurnian, assistant sur
geon, medical reperve corps, reported
The ordinance robs no man of any rights and privi
leges that he enjoys under the law. It is merely designed
INDUSTRIAL AGITATORS who stir up violence in the
name of picketing and make it unsafe to try to earn a living
and unprofitable to try to do business here in spite of
their will. ,
. Paid Advertisement. A. C. Callan,
hardening, and in this way facilitating
normal movements. ,
As Nujol is not a physic but a lubricant,
it does not gripe or upset the system.
Being tasteless, it is not unpleasant to
The Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) has used its world-wide re
sources in producing Nujol and its
reputation is behind the product.
Nujol is the only remedy for constipation
we manufacture. The genuine sold only
in pint bottles bearing Nujol trade-mark.
All bottles filled at our Nujol plant, abso'
lutety modern and sanitary.
Write today for an instructive book
let on N ujol and its uses.
Bayonne lN"' Je"T) New Jerier
at the local Navy recruiting station for
duty yesterday.
Springfield Superintendent and
Teaching Staff Are Selected.
EUGENE, Or.. May 17. (Special.)
R. Li. Kirk has been re-elected super
intendent of schools in Springfield, ac
cording to an announcement made by
the Board of Education at that place.
The election of other teachers has also
been completed as follows:
High School W. J. Moore, mathe
matics and science: Effte J. Rhodes.
English; Nora Sorenson. commercial
courses; Vera Williams, history: Anne
McCormick, history and domestic
Grade Schools N. A. Baker, princi
pal; Olive Smith, Lacy Copenhaver.
Jane Lindsay, Grace Walker, Amis
Toung, Harriett Vilas. Merle Nimmo,
Frances Bartlett. Aileen Nugent. Elisa
beth I'age, Marlon Richmond.
. Rose Blooms at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER. Wash, May 17. (Spe
cial.) The first rose of the season,
so far as known here, bloomed today
at the home of Mrs. A. B. Gllmore.
near Ninth and Esther avenue. Mrs.
Gilmore has a large number of roses
set out in her yard.
Two More I-nlLst at Bend.
BEND. Or., May 17. (Special.) Two
more enlistments from this vicinity
were reported today, William Thorpe,
of Turaalo, and Ernest Dick, of Bend,
leaving for Portland tonight. Thorpe
expects to enter the medical branch
of the naval Rrvlre at Bremerton.
6J8 Northrup St., Fortland, Or.
while Dick will go to the Navy train
ing camp at San Francisco.
Lift off any corn or callus with
fingers and It won't
hurt a bit.
Tour high heels have put corns on
your toes and calluses on the bottom of
your feet but why care now?
This tiny bottle holds an
almost magic fluid. A
genius In Cincinnati discov
ered this ether compound
and named it freezone.
Small bottles of freezone
like here shown can be had
at any drug store for a few
cents. Don't limp or twist
your face In agony and
spoil your beauty, but get a
little bottle of f reesone and
apply a few drops on your
tender, aching corn or cal
lus. Instantly the soreness
disappears and shortly you will find
the corn or callus so shriveled and
loose that you can lift it off with the
Just think! Ton get rid of a hard
core, soft corn or a corn between the
toes, as well as hardened calluses with
out suffering one particle. Tou feel no
pain or Irritation while applying freez
one or aftPrwarrtw. It in masrlc!