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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1917.
GAY, BUT BERRYLESS
"BUSINESS AS USUAL"
When Women Know
WILL PROTEST RISE
Thousands Flock to Patriotic
Programme and Crowning
of Queens Vera and May.
State Commissions and Manu
they can save for themselves over half the
profits charged by any other store on
Women's Suits, Coats and Dresses
and that they can do it here every-day-in-the-year,
and we won't be able to supply the demand.
facturers to Appear at
FLAG-RAISING IS FEATURE I
INEQUALITIES POINTED OUT
Prunes Vsetl to Supplant Fruit Miss
ing From Menus Because of the
ate Spring F. Jj. Burk-
. lialter, Portland, Speaks.
HOSE BURG, Or., May 17. (Special.)
With the business streets of the city
gaily decorated with carnival colors
and patriotic emblems, the citizens of
Roseburg today entertained several
thousand people at the festivities at
tendant on the opening of the ninth
annual Strawberry Festival.
Although a "strawberryless" Straw
berry Festival, there was no lack of
enthusiasm on the part of the vis
itors, and the first day's programme
was pronounced the best ever wit
nessed in Roseburg. Rather than re
sort to exhibiting- berries of distant
states under- the label of the Douglas
County product, a few enterprising
hotel men of. the city hit upon the
novel plan of supplementing their
menus with pruneB, a never-failing
mortgage . lifter In this part of the
The idea proved a winner and result
ed in much favorable comment. The
scarcity of berries here is due to the
Flag-raising In Held.
The festival formally opened with
flag-raising ceremonies held on the
depot grounds under the auspices of
the Southern Pacific employes.
The programme included addresses
by Binger Herrmann and Dexter Rice,
of Roseburg, and F.. L. Burkhalter, of
Portland; patriotic selections by the
Corvallis band; singing of National an
thems by the audience; solos by local
talent and the raising of the flag by
Captain E. D. Hagan and Charles Drew.
Civil War veterans, assisted by Boy
The raising of Old Glory was fol
lowed by the liberation of patriotic
fireworks and a salute to the flag by
the Fourth Company, Coast Artillery.
Because of a light rain this after
noon, the crowning of "Queen Vera"
and "Queen May" was held in the Cir
cuit Court room. "Queen Vera" was
especially attractive in her royal robes,
and was pronounced one of the most
charming rulers that ever presided
over a festival in this city.
Queen Attended by Maids.
Her maids are Edith Brown
bur: Velma Bates, Mildred Marshall
and Phyllis Tlsdale. of Roseburg.
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the children's fJes. was attended by
vn, Tlntn.r. Elizabeth Abraham.
Frances Butner, Elizabeth Abraham,
Beatrice Bennett. Dalphine Hughes,
Juanita Record. Dorothy Geddes, Har
riet Hinsdale, Helen Bacher, Ruth Mc
Jvean and Helen Selecmann.
The coronation ceremonies were fol
lowed by the decorated automobile pa
rade, a feature of today's programme.
The cars were beautifully decorated
and liberal applause greeted the occu
cantsalong the line of march.
Prizes were awarded by the Judges
Best touringr car J. F. Baker, first;
Harry Winston, second; Dr. Bradburn,
Best roadster James Sawyers, first;
A. .M- Oeland, second.
Most original car Nora Craig.
Special Prises Awarded.
Special prizes Harry Winston, James
Eawyers and J. F. Hutchason.
Tonight's programme Included a con
cert at the State Armory by the Cor
vallis Band, followed by a reception
to Queen Vera and the "Queen s ball.
The latter was probably the gayest
affair of the present season. At noon
tomorrow Queen , Vera' and her maids
will be guests at a luncheon at the
Friday's festivities will be featured
by the eugenics contest and parade of
school children. The carnival will con
tinue until Saturday night. On Satur
day the Eugene Radiators will be
among the visitors,
GIRLS GUARD IN VANCOUVER
iRIiss Anna Stewart Chosen Leader
at Organization Meeting.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 17. (Spe
cial.) The Vancouver Girls' Honor
Luke's parish hall Tuesday night and
Miss Anna Stewart was chosen first
ruard leader and Miss Barbara Pad-
den, second. Several committees were
appointed to take up different phases
of the Honor Guard work.
Miss Margaret Kinney, Miss Jeanne
Hanson and Miss Margaret Stewart
were appointed to confer with officers
in Vancouver Barracks for co-operation
in instruction in general utility
The automobile committee includes
Miss iazel Shattuck, Miss Anna Foley
and miss in elite Coovert.
OUR BOYS' SUITS
LEAD IN THE RACE
Becaus w are specialists In the
boys' business and have studied their
requirements most carefully Suits
(or boys of 2 to 18 years.
8ults with Ttrs knickers, $3,
O.S0 97.60, fS.50, flO, 912.50.
Member Greater Portland Assn.
It Sixth (Opp. Meier Frank)
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TODAY'S F"IIM FEATURES.
Columbia Marguerite Clark,
"The Valentine Girl."
Sunset William Farnum, "The
End of the Trail."
Peoples Douglas Fairbanks, "In
Again. Out Again."
Star Ethel Clayton, "Web of De
sire"; "The Double Cross."
Majestic George Walsh, "The
Globe Clara Kimball Young,
"The Common Law."
Circle "Adventures of Shorty
The End of the Trail." another
photodrama of the great outdoors, pro
viding William Farnum. the virile Fox
star, with an Ideal role, provides the
week-end entertainment for film fans
at the Snuset Theater. With this five-
reeler is being screened a Paramount
comedy, "Nearly a Deserter," and a
Burton Holmes Travelogue, showing
scenes along the Nile.
The End of the Trail" presents
anotner of those spectacular physical
i-uiuuaia iur wmcn farnum nas oeen
noted ever since that epochal scrap in
me spoilers." This latest fight is a
??vB"rn " aged in a cabin
at niSht, lighted only by the ocea-
sional flame from a gun. It's a thrill
ing duel, with the screen's strong man
emerging victorious, thereby avenging
himself for a series of lifelong in
juries. Farnum is cast In the role of Jules
trapper of the Canadian wilds, in
this story of the big woods and heavy
snows. A simple child of the wilder
ness, Jules falls in love with Adrienne,
He wins her love and they are wedded
but not until she tells him the story
of her life, nearly wrecked by "Devil'
Cabot, a hulking brute of a man who
forced her father to arrange the mar
riage. Adrienne flees from Cabot's
cruelty. Cabot kills her father, and
then, while hunting for his wife, is shot
down by his guide, and left for dead.
But Cabot is not dead, and he ar
rives at the trading post soon after
Adrienne's baby is born. He makes
prisoner of Jules and carries off the
woman. Jules starts on the trail, out
In the meantime Adrienne becomes so
desperate that she attacks Cabot and
strikes him .down. She is taken back
home by Jules, but dies from shock
Tears later Jules' daughter, Adri
enne, comes in contact with aooi.
who again had been saved from
death. Cabot tries to make her his.
and while he is fighting to kiss her
Jules comes on the scene.. Then comes
th fight. unloue in photoplays.
Jules Is victor, the long trail is ended
and the debt squared.
George Walsh, handsome and athletic
Fox star, of the flowing locks, makes
his debut as a purveyor of the Douglas
Fairbanks brand of screen acrobatic
comedy at the Majestic Theater. Walsh
is starred in "The Book Agent, a pho
toplay, full of melodramatic thrills and
'The Book Agent" is a much-exag
gerated bit of film story in spots ex
aggerated melodrama but it is a de
cidedly entertaining picture. Walsh
tears through the picture at top speed.
always running instead of walking,
vaulting over fences, chairs and other
obstacles and displaying a physical
prowess that would shame a super
man. He manhandles a squad ot naif
a dozen tramps, and with the aid of a
gun subdues a squad of crooks who
are after the money 01 his invalid
The story opens at a seminary, where
Smiling" Kelly, who should be styled
Knockout" Kelly, goes to sell books.
He knocks a man down for mistreating
a horse and then tries to sell him
book on the art of self-defense. Kelly
gets a job as personal attendant to
Crandall Barker, and there meets Mol-
lle (Doris Pawn), a girl ho had been
attracted to in the seminary. Mollis
is really the granddaughter of Barker,
and with Kelly as the horse shoe, the
trio emerge victorious in a combat
with a gang of crooks, who plan to re
plete the Barker bank rolL Posing as
minister, doctor and lawyer, the crooks
almost persuade the old man to endow
certain fictitious institutions, and when
this fails they kidnap him and the girl.
Kelly, of course, goes to the rescue.
and makes a clean-up.
Pathe News of current events. Com
bltone scenic and comedy round out
"The Common Law," a plcturization
of the popular Robert W. Chambers
novel of that name, and a . photoplay
which first Introduced Clara Kimball
Young to the film world as star of
her own company, opened a three-day
engagement at the Globe Theater yes
terday. With this Selznlrk picture 1
being screened "The Wide, Wrong
Way. another two-reel story in th
Interesting Essanay series, "Is Mar
riage Sacred," featuring Marguerite
"The Common Law" is a story of
artist life and matrimony, with Miss
Young in the role of a young girl of
good family, who Is forced by re
verses to become an artist's model
She falls in love with her employe
and when his family rebel at receiv
ing a model Into their home and de
clare that such a union will wrec
his life, the girl Is willing to sacrifice
conventions and give herself up to
him. - A series of dramatic incident
awaken, his people to a realization of
the great love she bears for the son,
and their objections are withdrawn.
Swedish Pictures to Be Screened.
Axel Palmgren, a member of the
editorial staff of the Stockholm Dag
blad, one of the biggest newspapers in
Sweden, has arrived in Portland with
SO reels of film depicting life in Swe
den. These pictures will be exhibited
in Turner Hall, Thirteenth and Main
streets, tonight, tomorrow afternoon
and tomorrow night.
Ten reels will comprise each show.
The pictures, which are said to be
unusually good from a photographic
standpoint, were made for showing in
the United States for the purpose or
creating a better feeling between the
two countries. The surplus over ex
penses goes to the Swedish Red Cross
Every phase of Swedish life is
treated of in the 30,000 feet of film.
Including Red Cross activity in actlnr
as an exchange medium for prisoners
of war, while much footage is de
voted to wonderful Swedish scenery.
BLACKSMITH SENT HOME
FAILED TO FIXD
One Count In His Grievance Is That He
Was Required to -Wear Uniform
of the United States.
MEDFORD, Or., May 17. (Special.)
With the claim that he was wantonly
deceived by the recruiting officer and
that conditions at Bremerton were not
represented. Thomas Merriman,
blacksmith of Medford, who enlisted
In the Naval Reserve at the opening
of war, returned today with his family
and an honorable discharge. Merriman
Id he was told he would receive a
salary of $60.50 a month and $12 re
tainer fee, would only be required to
serve at his trade and would not have
to wear a uniform. Instead of that he
received only $55 a month, had no
blacksmithing to do, was ordered to
wear a uniform and report for service
'When I explained matters to the
Commandant," said Merriman, "he
recommended my discharge, and here I
am. We were given honorable dis
charges because the employment for
which we volunteered did not exist."
It was reported in Medford Merriman
refused to obey orders and was put in
the guardhouse. This Merriman de
led. Several more members of Med
ford contingent at Bremerton were dis-
harged and are expected to arrive
home tomorrow. Some of them were
without funds and had to wire to their
families for transportation.
RESERVES TO HEAR TALKS
Military Subjects to Be Discussed
by Army Officers.
Military lectures on various topics
by officers of the Army have been ar
ranged for each Tuesday night at the
Central Library by the board of offi
cers of the First Regiment Infantry
Oregon .Reserves. Charles F. Beebe,
Colonel commanding the regiment, ad
vised H. H. Ward, president of the
Oregon Patriotic Service League, yes
terday by letter of this arrangement.
The lectures, it is stated, will be of
great military interest and educational
their nature and citizens generally.
as well as members of military or
ganizations doubtless will want to at
tend them. It is believed they will be
of value in stimulating patriotic en
thusiasm for preparedness.
Highway Commission to Let Job.
SALEM. Or.. May 17. (Special.) Th
State Highway Commission will hold a
Jont session on June 1 at Fossil with
the Wheeler County Court and award
a contract for six miles of imtrove-
ments between Fossil and the Wheeler
County line on the John Day highway
it is expected the improvement will
cost about iio.ooo.
Oregon City Engineer Accepted.
OREGON CITY, Or.. May 17. (Sne
clal.) William Folger, employed by
tne j ones urug company, has been no
tified of bis acceptance as a. member
of one of tho nine regiments of engi
neers to be sent to France. Amonsr
other Oregon City men also accepted
are Gerald Warner, Blake Bowland.
Charles Nichols and Harry G. Smith,
Student Campaign On.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY. Salem.
Or., May 17. (Special.) In an effort to
secure as large an enrollment as possi
ble for next year, a movement was
started this morning in the student
body whereby each member will write
personal letters to prospective students.
The committee in charge of the work
consists of Ruth Perrlnger. Mildred
Wiggins and Harold Nlcols.
Lakevlew. Banker Bead. ,
LA K E VI E W, Or., May 17. (Special.)
S. P. Moss, baker, of Lakevlew, own
er ot 6000 acres of land in the Che
waucan Valley, died this morning, aged
,77. He was a resident of Albany 40
Proposed Horizontal Increase Will
Add $1.13 a Thousand to Oregon
Lumber In Chicago , Market
and 4 0c to Southern Fine.
Northwestern shippers are moving
in organized forces to Washington to
protest before the Interstate Commerce
Commission against the railroads' pro
posal for a IS per cent increase in
H. H. Corey, member of the Oregon
Public Service Commission, and Ed
ward Ostrander. secretary of the Com
mission, left Portland for Washington
E. F. Blaine, chairman of the Wash
ington State Commission; O. O. Calder-
head. statistician, and H. H. Cleland.
Assistant Attorney-General for the
state of Washington, started yesterday
The Oregon and Washington officials
will look after the Interests of the
state of Idaho, which interests are
identical "with those of the two other
states. It Is understood that the Cali
fornia commission will not be officially
Clyde B. Altchlson. ex-member of
the Oregon Commission and now solic
itor for the Association of State Rail
road Commissions, also will make an
appearance to join in the protest on
behalf of the Western shippers and
Tirana Represents Portland.
On account of the Illness of J. N.
al. nttornev for thx Pnrtlanri Truff if.
Teal, attorney for the Portland Traffic
and Transportation Association, Port
land shippers will not be directly rep
resented, although they have filed
written protests. Seth Mann, traffic
manager for the San Francisco Cham
ber of Commerce, and Jay W. McCune.
attorney for the Tacoma Chamber of
Commerce, will be present, however,
with instructions to make formal ap
pearances for Portland.
R. B. Allen, acting secretary for the
West Coast Lumbermen's Association,
will file protests on behalf of the lum
ber industry. A. L. Paine, of Hoqulam,
president or the association, and A. W.
Mlddleton. of Aberdeen, and F. B. Hub
bard, of Centralia. also will attend.
A. C. Dixon, of Eugene, manager for
the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company,
passed through Portland yesterday on
his way -East. He probably will be
the principal witness for the West
Coast lumber interests. Mr. Dixon has
given the subject of rail rates close
study for many years. He contends
that the proposed horizontal increase
of 15 per cent will drive the West
Coast manufacturers out of business in
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Horizontal Rise Held Unfair.
Mr. Dixon has prepared figures
showing that the 15 per cent advance
will add aproximately L13 per looo
feet to lumber shipped from this Coast
to Chicago, while adding less than 40 I
cents per 1000 on yellow pine shipped I
from the South. I
As the West Coast lumber now en- I
ters Chicago on a virtual parity with
yellow pine this differential in rates I master Corps, has been placed in sen
will srive vellow nine an obvious ad- I eral charge of construction by Secre-
vantage. Carriers' reports of Increased I
earnings will also be used as argu- I
ment against the proposed increase. i
Through the several state commls-1
slona various other Northwestern in-1 equipment and facilities. It will re
dustrles will present their protests. I quire 6.000.000 feet of lumber, which
Grain, fruit, fish, wool ana iivcbiock
shippers all insist that they cannot pay
the heavy advance. I
The steel shipbuilding industry, too, I
will enter stern objection. Present I
ship contracts were made on a basis of
existing rail rates. To add this cost
in their freight charges will exert an
economic hardship, they say. houses and storerooms in addition to
The hearings of the shippers' case, numerous structures for special pur
will begin in Washington next Wednea- poses. The majority of the barracks
H a v M n V 23.
The carriers presented their aid last
EUGENE PIONEER IS DEAD
r lCnann Who Came to
Mrs. George knapp, AUo tame to
Oregon In 1863, Passes.
EUGENE. Or., May 17 (Special.)
Mrs. Solendia E. Howard Knapp. who
came to Oregon via the Isthmus of
Panama with a party of six girls in
1863. died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. George H. Roberts, in Eugene, to-
riv. The alrls made the trip with Mr.
Knapp's uncle. Dr. D. Anson Henry, one
of th builders of the Panama Railroad.
TTdoti her arrival in Oregon, Miss
Howard taught in the Unity School in
Yamhill County and later in fortiana.
Shu was married in 1864 to George W.
Knapp. She is survived by ner widower
and two children. Mrs. Roberts and
Frank B. Knapp, of Los Angeles.
Following her marriage. Mrs. unapp
resided on a farm near Dayton until
1893. when the family moved to tiu-
c en A.
Funeral services win do neia nere
NATIVE DAUGHTER DIES
Mrs. Susie Griffin Succumbs to Ill
ness of lO Years.
OREGON CITY. Or., May 17. (Spe
cial.) Mrs Susie Griffin, wife of Den
F. Griffin, died at the family home
Wednesday after an illness of 10 years.
Mrs. Griffin was born at Marquam,
Clackamas County, and 2 years ago
she was married to Den Griffin at
Stone. She was 44 years of age.
She had no children of her own. but
after the death of her brother, William
Sklrvin. who was accidentally killed.
she adopted Mies Audrey Skirvin, of
California, and Olln Skirvin. of Oregon
Today, and every-day-ln-the- Today, and every-day-in-the- Today, and every -day-in-the-year,
we jruarantee: Any year, we guarantee: Any year, we (guarantee: Any
Woman's Suit, Coat or Dress
sold for $35.00 and up to
$45.00 by merchant or tailor,
will be duplicated here for
32 GAMPS TO. RISE
HOliSmO fOr 22,000 Men ill
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Each to Be Provided.
64,000 BUILDINGS NEEDED
Western Department Gets Three
Encampments Work Will Start
as Soon as Sites Have
WASHINGTON-. May 17. Complete
plans for housing 22.444 men at each of
32 divisional cantonment camps in
which the war Army is to be trained
have been worked out by War Depart
ment officials and construction work
will be undertaken as soon as com
have designated the sites
Twelve of the camps will go to the
new Southeastern department, com
manded by Major-General Leonard
Wood, making 264,000 troops assigned
to that department. Six camps win be
established in the Central department.
six in the Southern, three in the West
ern. four in the Eastera and one In the
The building will be done by contract
under the superviuion of Army officers.
Colonel I. W. Littell, of the Quarter-
tary Baker, and has nearly completed
the organization of his forces.
in enect me project is 10 ouua as
towns complete with all necessary
was adopted because tne price ot can
vas is so high and the supply so short,
If tents were used it would require two
complete sets a year to keep the men
under cover. There will be 2000 bJild
Ings In esch encampment. These will
Include quarters for officers and men.
stables, kitchens. mess halls, bath-
win be long, low one-story affairs.
Each town will cover a little more
than a square mile of ground not in
cluding the big tracts of land necessary
for drilling and military operations
quartermaster's department has
laid plans for the erection of central
groups of warehouses and storage
buildings, which will be situated con
venlently as to transportation lines,
and will be the supply depots for the
AMERICAN LAKE MAY BE CAMP
Three Locations of 72 0 Acres Eacli
Sought In Western Division.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 17. Tne War Department
today announced that three training
camps for the instruction of men
raised under the selective draft will
be established in the Western Depart
ment, each camp to accommodate 22,
000 men. The department is not ad
vised where these camps will be locat
ed, the location of sites being entirely
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r 1 Sunday i
Woman's Suit, Coat or Dress
sold for $50.00 and up to
$G5.00 by merchant or tailor,
will be duplicated here for
These prices apply on all our women's new Spring and
Summer Sports Clothes that we bought to sell in season
at the customary, old-fashioned BIG profits with a big
reduction in view for "clearance" between seasons.
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Until Saturday tfight
Don g ! a s
hits the fastest, funniest gait of his speedy
career in his newest preparedness produc
tion "In Again Out Again"
Fun, fast and furious thrills, surprises
10:30 A. M. to 11 P. M. Usual Trices
In the hands of the commander of the
Western Department at San Francisco.
It is expected, however, that one will
be established at American Lake.
Each of these camps will consist of
clusters of one-story wooden struc
tures to house the men, and the build
ings at each camp will occupy 720
acres, not making allowance for open
ground near by to be used as drill
grounds. The erection of buildings
will be by contract under the super
vision of Army Quartermasters, the
contractors to furnish the labor.
Embryo Aviator to Leave.
Rudolph Krausse, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. K. Krausse. 8JI Overton street,
will leave, presumably early next
week, for either Fort Leavenworth or
Fort Sam Houston. Mr. Krausse has
enlisted in the Aviation Corps, United
States Army, and has been ordered
to prepare to move to his destination
as soon as he receives final orders.
Mr. Krausse has been associated with
the Krausse Bros. Wholesale Shoe
Albany Keeps 5-Cent Loaves.
ALBANY. Or.. May 17. (Special.)
Albany will continue to have 6-cent
loaves of bread after all. Most of the
bakers of the city recently announced
that only 10 and 15-cent loaves would
be manufactured hereafter, but one
Woman's Suit, Coat or Dress
sold for $65.00 and up to
$85.00 by merchant or tailor,
will be duplicated here for
Shop for Men
bakery refused to raise and now one
of those which Joined in the announce
ment has gone back to the- 5-cent loaf.
Stop a Wife From
See "The Web of Desire
at the Star
JTtM Wrb f Orrtr
"THE WEB OF DESIRE"
is a powerful, modern ro
mantic drama of unusual
gripping interest and ex
ceptional heart appeal.
The programme includes lovely
Mollis Kins in the absorbing
Mystery of the Double Cross."
Tonight Till Saturday
Washington at Park
TODAY ONE DAY OSLY.
"SHORTY TRAILS TUB MOON.
PHIMOlts.' another of the adven
tures of Shorty Hamilton; also car
toon and scenic "The Great Lukes";
the Big V comedy. "Somewhere. Any
Piace.,r and Fatty Arbuckle in "Zip,
The Bir lionw Movie.
rOl'RTH AT WASHIXUTOX.
WreklM A. M. to It 1'. M.
kunda.ru h II 1', M.
rtUMJKAMME CIIANGr.D 1 Al L Y.
Kvery Nlht at 8 o'clock.
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