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PORTLAND. OREGON. WEDNESDAY. JU
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SENATORS ARGUE 4
BY LOVE AWAKENS
ADMV Tfl DC
VOL. LVII- XO. 17,653.
RED GROSS DIAL IS
AT HALF-PAST MARK
First Report of Gifts
. Totals $93,144.
j. u. iiinm iu ul
BUT OTHERS FALL
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
VOTES FOR WOMEN
FINEST IN WORLD
!S FEET REACHED HERE, BUT
SNOW MAY BE NEARLY GONE.
MARRIAGE "WITH RTTSSIAX XO
BLEJIAX PROVES FAILURE.
SOX OF H. C MFXBY THROWS
U U III
Recess Follows Later
FOOD CONTROL IS OUTLINED
Administrator Insists Act Is
Needed to Protect Public.
LOW BRITISH COST CITED
Flour Is Twice as Expensive In
America Quizzing by Opponents
to Be Renewed Friday Foes
In House Lose Strength.
WASHINGTON', June 19. While both
branches of Congress continued
desultory debate on the Government's
food control bill today. Herbert C.
Hoover, food administrator, spent four
hours at the Capitol emphasizing- to a
score of Senators gathered informally
to hear him, the vital Importance of
the legislation to success in the war.
Under sharp and argumentlve ques
tioning by a group headed by Senators
Gore, Reed and Vardaman, opposing
the legislation, Mr. Hoover outlined his
plans for conserving the Nation's food
supply, increasing production and cut
ting off the excessive profits of specu
lators. He did not conclude and will
return to the capital Friday for further
examination in an effort to clear up
Congressional and public misconcep
tions and hasten action.
Senate Takes Recess.
The Senate had only a brief discus
sion of the bill and took a recess until
tomorrow. With but a handful of mem
bers attending. House debate continued
until late tonight. Opposition there
appeared to be waning and leaders
hoped to conclude general debate to
morrow, planning then to consider
amendments and pass the bill by Fri
day or Saturday.
Food conditions which face the allies
and this country were explained by Mr.
Hoover. Without Government food
control, he Bald, success in the war
may be Imperilled. Such control, to a
great degree in actual administration,
he explained, will be voluntary and
not enforced a "mobilization of the
spirit of self-denial and self-sacrifice"
in preventing waste of foodstuffs.
Rationing "ot Contemplated.
That the rationing or other enforced
regulations of the American dinner
table is proposed was denied by Mr.
Hoover. Also he said requisitioning of
factories or regulation of wages is
not contemplated and that distribution
of food largely by voluntary co-operation
of business interests involved is
the prime object of the bill.
Four basic measures of food control
planned, Mr. Hoover said, are export
regulation, control of distribution, in
cluding speculation, mobilization of
America's women and men in a cam
paign for economy, and participation of
the states In administration work.
Economy Is Need Here.
Asserting that the allies' food supply
will be 40 per cent deficient even with
America's food surplus assisting, Mr.
Hoover said the deficiency must be
made up by sacrifice abroad and econ
omy here. Saving of 6 cents a day per
capita in this country, he declared,
would save 2,000,000,000, while a 20
per cent saving in flour would give
100,000.000 bushels more to the allies.
In this connection he told the Sena
tors that speculators In flour alone
have taken J50.000.000 a month from
the American public during the last
Opposition dropped perceptibly in the
House as the debate dragged along
today and tonight Representative
Jlaugen. of Iowa, the only member of
the agriculture committee to file a mi
nority report against the bill, said
there would not be 50 negative votes
on final passage.
EnBllsh Prices Lower.
He said he would vote for It himself,
although he would make an effort to
restore to the list of necessaries, shoes
and clothing, as originally proposed
by the Administration.
Representative Graham, of Illinois,
speaking in favor of the measure today,
submitted a comparative list of Ameri
can and British prices on staples re
ceived by him from Ampassador
Spring-Rice on last May 19. Some of
the English prices were lower than the
American prices, despite the fact, as Mr.
Graham said, "that England is sur
rounded by submarines."
The prices follow: English Beef, 44
cents a pound; butter, 40 to 56 cents a
pound: potatoes, $2.10 a bushel; bacon.
48 cents a pound, and flour, IS. 20 a
The American prices on the same day
were: Beef, 42 cents a pound; butter,
42Vi cents a pound; potatoes. $3.75 a
bushel: bacon, 45 cents a pound, and
flour, $ 17.60 a barrel.
Protection of Own People Is Aim.
Chairman Gore, of the Senate agri
culture committee, and Senator Reed,
of Missouri, leading the opposition to
the bill, took a leading part in ques
tioning Mr- Hoover.
"The resort to these extraordinary
powers Is only because of the war?"
asked Senator Gore.
"To provide not only more food for
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 1.)
Former Eleanor Medill Patterson, of
Chicago, Seeking Divorce, Gives
CHICAGO, June 19. The Countess
Eleanor Patterson Gizycka, formerly
Miss Eleanor Medill Patterson, of Chi
cago, was an all-day witness In her
suit for divorce today, telling a story
of neglect and unhapplness on the
lonesome Russian estate of her hus
band, Count Josef Gizycka, that finally
won from Judge Charles M. Thompson
the announcement that he was satisfied
that she should receive her decree.
The ancestral estate of the Russian
nobleman, which he had described
vividly before their marriage In Wash
ington in 190?, proved to be a tumble
down, ramshackle castle, surrounded
by peasants' huts and five miles from
a railroad, Countess Gizycka testified.
The Imposing array of 10 servants
promised proved to be a horde of Rus
sian peasant boys and girls, who re
ceived no pay but their food and a
trifling present at Christmas.
She declared that her husband's life
was "Centered on hunting, drinking and
women, that his father died insane,
that the servants lived In constant
terror of him and that he had married
her solely for her money. All her in
come of $20,000 a year had been used
to maintain her titled husband, she tes
tified. The Countess stated that she wished
to be known as Mrs. Gizycka, and
wanted to lose her title forever.
FOOD HELD IN STORAGE
New York Investigator Charges High
Prices to Retailers.
NEW YORK, June 19. A statement
saying every available cold storage
place in this city is full to capacity
and charging that retailers are main
taining high prices in spite of afflu
ence of food was issued here tonight
by Joseph Hartigan, commissioner of
weights and measures.
The British government has ceased
buying food supplies here, the public
is living more economically, the stor
age space is at a premium, Mr. Harti
gan asserted, yet wholesalers complain
that retailers are charging exorbitant
DRY NATION IS FAVORED
Washington Health Officers Ask
Protection of Soldiers In Camp.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 19. The
Washington state convention of county
health officers, which has been in ses
sion here, adjourned today, after pass
ing resolutions favoring National pro
hibition and asking for special pro
tection of soldiers from diseases aris
ing from camp life.
The 1918 meeting of the convention
will be held in Seattle, in accordance
with custom. The association has no
officers, the conventions being called
by the State Health Commissioner
under a state law.
120,923 ENLISTED IN NAVY
56,248 Enrolled Since War; Army
Adds More Than 120,000.
WASHINGTON, June 19 Since the
beginning of the war 56.248 men have
enlisted in the Navy. The total now is
Recruiting today and yesterday
WASHINGTON, June 19. War re
cruiting for the regular Army reached
a total of 120,185 yesterday, when 1551
men were enlisted throughout the
HASTY WORDS REGRETTED
Man Who Cursed Red Cross Makes
GREAT FALLS, Mont., June 19.
Gorden H. Jensen, who Sunday night in
terrupted a Red Cross Bpeech at a local
theater, cursing the order and the
speaker, this morning in court begged
an opportunity to apologize for his ac
tion publicly and tonight at the Federal
building saluted the American flag and
made public apology.
He thereby escaped a EO-day sen
tence imposed by Police Court this
CAR SHORTAGE CUT THIRD
Improvement Under Railroad War
Board Is Noted.
NEW YORK, June 19. The country's
shortage of freight cars has been re
duced about one-third since the rail
road war board took the situation in
hand on May 1. It was announced here
tonight by the AmeVican Railway As
On that date the shortage was 188,627
cars. On June 1 it was 105.127.
INTERNED GERMAN FLEES
Escape Made From Guard on Way
to Dentist in New York.
NEW YORK. June 19. George Bege
man. formerly second officer on the
German steamship George Washington
and Interned at Ellis Island after the
United States entered the war, made
his escape today.
He was on his way to a dentist is
company of a guard.
Large Majority Retains
Clause in Bill,
RESULT IS NOT UNEXPECTED
Franchise Qualifications Will
Probably Be Same as Men's.
DECISIVE VOTE WEDNESDAY
Government Takes No Part In Dis
cussion Proposal Will Be Made
to Limit Vote to Women of
SO Years and More.
LONDON, June 19. The House of
Commons tonight, by a large majority,
passed the final reading of the clause
in the electoral rgf orm bill dealing with
the question of women's suffrage. It
Is expected that a proposal now will
be made that the franchise be con
ferred on women on the same basis as
The majority by which the House of
Commons reaffirmed Its adhesion to
the principle of woman suffrage as
tonished the warmest supporters of the
measure. They anticipated a victory,
but none seemed to imagine that there
would be such a sweeping triumph.
The members evidently felt that the
subject long ago had been exhausted
and that nothing further could be said
than had been uttered in the debates
on the woman suffrage bills, which al
ready had passed the House at various
dates on second reading.
The government left the question to
the unfettered Judgment of the House,
not attempting to influence opinion on
it in the least degree. The front
benches on both sides lacked most of
their leading figures and the air of
foregone conclusion hung over the
whole of the discussion.
The opponents of the measure, among
other arguments, made the best they
could of the reports received here o
the attitude of Miss Jeanette Rankin,
the only woman representative in the
American Congress, on the question of
the entry of the United States into
Sir Frederick G., Banbury, Unionist,
for instance, described Miss Rankin as
having been hysterical and unable to
vote, but this and other pleas against
the ability of women to exercise the
franchise fell on dedf ears, and when
the division was called the members
trooped Into the House with the aim
of putting an end once for all to- a
question which they had made up their
minds no longer was an academic one
by'voting upon it as a live Issue.
So assured were the supporters of
the measure of the outcome of the di
vision that even the magnitude of the
Conrluded on Page 3, Column.:;.)
Warm Weather of Next Day or So
Will Determine Whether There
' Is to Be High Water. 4
"Nothing but warm weather in sight,"
was the Weather Bureau report last
night in connection with the freshet
situation. While the 23-foot stage was
attained in the Willamette River here
at 7 o'clock, gaining three-tenths from
the same hour In the morning, yester
day's fall of six-tenths of a foot at
Kamiah, on the Clearwater, and three
tenths' at Lewiston, on the Snake, may
mean much of the foothill snow has
"As the gauge registers 23 feet here
tonight, I look for 23.5 feet tomorrow
and 24 feet Thursday, the Willamette
remaining nearly stationary Friday and
Saturday," said Assistant District Fore
caster Drake. "The maximum temper
atures were from 74 to 82 degrees In
the eastern part of the district today,
which Is about four degrees above nor
mal, and that should mean more water.
"I don't know whether the fall at
Kamiah indicates that snow in the
foothills has run off, but if that stream
continues to drop with present tem
peratures prevailing, I will feel sure
the snow on the lower levels Is gone.
Should the snow be out of the Snake
district to the same extent, we might
have a fair chance of not getting much
The Upper Columbia is expected to
be stationary at Umatilla today. The
official readings at various points yes
terday were as follows:
3 aj q
O Jq - 5
Stations. m a 2 o-.S
. w a
Wenatchee .. 40 40.2 0.2
Kamiah '17, 14.4 0.6
Lew in ton 17.0 0.3
Umitllla l.-, 23. T 0.8
The Dalles 40 3. 2.1
Ki-ne la B.9 0
Albany L'O 6.8 0.4
Salem 20 8.5 n.H
Oreson City . . . ; 12 6.1 0.2
Portland 5 22.7 0.8
BANK ROBBERS CAPTURED
Iowa Motorcycle Bandits Caught
Three Hours After Crime.
PERRY, la., 'June 19. Within three
hours after they had held up the
cashier ot the bank at Arcadia, a small
town near here, and obtained $7000. two
men were captured by a Sheriffs posse
near Manila late today, when one of
their motorcycles broke down.
The money was recovered. The men
said they lived at Eotna, la., and gave
their names as M. P. Easier and Tom
FRENCH AVIATORS ARRIVE
Twelve Men Direct From Front to
NEW YORK. June 19. Twelve
French aviators, all commissioned of
ficers of the flying corps and the ma
jority wearing one or more war deco
rations for distinguished service, ar
rived here today to serve as Instruc
tors in American flying corps now
training for duty in France.
All of the men are direct from the
front, having received only four days
notice to sail for this country.
HELP THE CAUSE THAT SERVES ALL HUMANITY.
Physical Perfection Is
Requirement of Draft.
COMMUNITIES TO NAME MEN
Federal Government to Let
States Raise Quotas.
SIX FEET IS HEIGHT LIMIT
War Department Expects to Exam
ine 1,250,000 to Obtain Three
quarters of Million Who
Will Meet Standard.
BY JOHN CALLAN O LAUGHLIN.
WASHINGTON. June 19. (Special.)
The finest army, physically, the world
has ever seen.
This will be the result of the policy
determined upon by the President and
the Secretary of War in connection
with the operation of the draft.
Moreover, and this Is important, the
army will not be conscripted by the
Federal Government in the sense gen
erally given to that term. It will be
raised by the states themselves and of
fered to the Government for the prose
cution of the war. t '
Commualtlea to Select Men.
In other words, the Government is
not going into a home in Oregon,
pick out a member of the family and
haul him to the colors. It prefers
the different and essentially patriotic
procedure of having each community
itself select the men for military serv
ice and hand them over to the Federal
authorities for training and battle duty.
Here Is recognition of self-government.
Here also is appeal to local
pride. The Iron hand of Washington
does not appear in the picture. It, of
course, is there and It will be em
ployed against slackers. But as a re
sult of the course determined upon,
officials here do not believe there will
be disorders or dissatisfaction through
the directions to the men selected to
report Tor service.
Governors to Sua act Boards.
The procedure to be pursued will be
strikingly different from that observed
during the Civil War. Then It was
Federal agents who enforced the draft.
Men not known In a community sought
out those designated for duty. It made
no difference who they were, how val
uable they might be for war purposes
at home. They were called and they
had to respond.
In connection with the enforcement
of the existing law, exemption boards
must be created. These boards will
consist of local men, recommended for
appointment by the Governors of the
states. The President and Secretary of
War will make no appointments with
out state designation. If any men
(Concluded on paRe S. Column 1.)
Baby Also Is Catapulted to Pavement
and Injured When Car Hits
and Others Are Hurt.
John Melby, ( years old, son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Melby. 1051 Alameda
Drive, was badly injured last night at
8:30 o'clock when he was thrown
through the windshield of an automo
bile driven by bis father, which col
lided with an automobile driven by O.
J. Gregorle, 371 East Fiftieth street
North, at East Forty-eighth and Han
cock streets. Young Melby's throat
was cut from the windpipe to behind
the ear, narrowly missing the Jugular
Others In the Melby car at the time
and who were more or less Injured were
Everett Melby, 4 years old. and Mrs.
Melby, and their baby daughter In
arms. The baby was thrown to the
pavement and suffered a bruised head,
and possible internal Injuries.
dir. and Mrs. A. C. Longshore. 700
East Fifty-eighth street, and their son
were also thrown out but not seriously
Mr. Melby Is business secretary at
the Y. M. C. A. and Mr. Longshore is
credit man at the Northwestern Na
Dr. S. B. Dickinson. 1309 Sandy
boulevard, treated the injured boy.
Patrolman Crane hurried to the scene
of the accident and lent first aid.
Mr. Gregorie was not seriously hurt.
RAIDS TO HELP RED CROSS
Liquor Trunks Are to Be Sold at
Auction by Police Bureau.
Twenty-seven trunks, confiscated by
police In liquor raids, are to be sold
at auction and the profits turned over
to the Red Cross.
Many trunks, of all sizes and values,
have been Intercepted at the depots.
The liquor found In them has all been
destroyed, but the trunks have been
accumulating in the police station until
there is little room left for Etorage.
Arrangements for the auction are In
the hands of Public Defender Robin
son and Deputy District Attorney
Sailors With Bombs Held.
NEW ORLEANS, June 19. Helnrlch
Jahn and Emlle Bepolein, members of
the crew of a merchant ship now in
port, were arrested today after Fed
eral authorities had found six bombs
and other explosives at their lodging.
INDEX OF JTODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Max. mum temperature., 79
degrees: minimum, 04 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair, northwesterly winds.
Admiral Rims, of America, commands allied
fleet in Irish waters. Pas 3.
Commons quizzes Balfour on mission to
United States. Pave 4.
Armed American tanker John D. Arch bold
sunk by submarine. Pace 4.
United States Army to be finest, physically,
in world. Pag 1.
British food controller sure America will do
Its share. Pace 8.
King1 Albert's thanks given In letter to Presi
dent Wilson. Paso 3.
House of Commons passes woman's suffrage
clause of electoral bill. Page 1.
Senators opposing food control argue four
hours with Herbert C. Hoover. Page 1.
Washington opens arms to Russian mission.
More than $35,000,000 already donated to
Red Cross. Page 9.
Ship crew insurance law effective Juno 26.
Army officer arrested when student's body
is found four months after disappear
ance. Page 3.
Countess Eleanor Medtll "Patterson Gizycka
gives sensational testimony in divorce
suit. Page L
Los Angeles fans want Eddie Maler to return
to baseball aa head of Vernon club.
Billy Sullivan is groomed for management of
Seals. Page 14.
Pacific Coast league results Portland 2.
Oakland 1; Salt Lake 3, San Francisco 2.
Baseball is war game and Its activities
should be encouraged, says Garry Herr
mann. Page 14.
! Western carriers file rate brief with Oregon
Service Commission. Page 7.
! Hood River canneries shut down because of
lack of pickers. Page 4.
At Pilot Rock 30O.OO0 pounds of wool is sold
at 50. to 61 cents. Pag 7.
Blowing of povtofflce safe laid to suspects
at Roseburg. Page 8.
Commercial and Marine.
Local flour price reduced 60 cents a barrel.
Increased selling of new crop weakens wheat
at Chicago. Page 19.
Resumption of gold imports from England.
New shipyard at Marsh field planned.
Page 16. f
Portland and Vicinity.
Willamette rises but other rivers fall. Page 1.
First day's gifts to Red Cross $03,144. Page 1.
Rose show profits this year go to Red Cross
fund. Page 12.
Lutheran synod elects Rev. F. W. Bussard.
State In day gives $100,000 to Red Cross.
Mayor Harley scores political moves of act
ing Mayor Curtis, of Astoria. Pago 13.
Columbia Highway speeders to be fined $30.
England seeks recruits in Portland. Page 13.
I Day of wh Ispered con f erences ra Council
sessions s over. Page 20.
j Weather report, data and forecast. Page 16.
I Paul Morgsn. ex -convict, on way to make
( good, falla Page 6.
Brother and sister arrested as members of
gang of youthful thieves in Lenta Psge 13.
Company F. Engineers, leaves tomorrow for
American Lake. Page 13.
Boy's throat cut when he is catapulted
through windshield of auto. Page L
House-to-house canvass of Red Cross begins
today. Page 3,
Portland lada West in Marine Corps re
cruits. Page 8.
Warning Issued against grant land locators.
First Regiment's benefit drive starts at
Baker Theater. Page 8.
Oregon war census total checks un 62,022.
RESPONSE IS MADE READILY
Contributions Many Times Are
Larger Than Expected.
EVERYONE TO BE ASKED
IIouse-to-House Canvass of City to
Begin Today and Continue Rest '
of "Week Citizens Crged to
Be Ready for Solicitors.
KKD CROSS CLOCK GOES AL. J
MOST HALF AHOIMD DIAL, .
Previously announced. .f30.S00.00 t
4 Team reports yesterday: T
y ................ n.ooi.uu ,
I Colt 2.302.50
J Cookingham 1.059.00
t Iievers 1.054.00 I
Honeyman 6,600.00 I
Kerr 840.00 4
t Langr 2.315.00 t
J Lewis 2.145.00
I Meier 1.056.00
, Newbegln 2.536.00 J
4 Smith 1,935.00 i
Selling: 845.00 ,
I Talbot 2.145.00
. Woodward 3.320.00
Wheelwright '. 2.406.00 J
4 Wilcox 2.654.00 I
Yeon 2.586.00 4
I Team total $46,444.00
J Willamette Iron &. Steel
4 Works . 2,000.00 i
Kerr. Glfford & Co..... 2.500.00
t Peter Autzen 3,000.00
J Grant Smith & Co 2.000.00
J Rodney U Ulisan 2.000.00
4 Anonymous 2.000.00 t
4 J.T.Barron 1.500.00 !
Walter Slackay 1.000.00 .
Rotary Club 200.00 4-
J Individual gifts total $16,200.00
Grand total yesterday. . $93,144.00
.... A 1
General Chairman W. B. Ayer. com
mander of the personal canvass forces,
poked with a Ions pole at the hand on
the hug-e clock face. It was high nocn
by the sun and high noon by the clock,
but this clock has nothing: to do with
mere time, save that It must race
against it. It Is the Red Cross clock
at Sixth and Alder streets.
At the first poke the worthy chair
man missed. Tha crowd held its collec
tive breath. At the second tilt he
caught the hand and released It.
Slowly It swung around the circle. At
$50,000 it hesitated. "Wow!" shouted
the spontaneous gazers. Yet It moved
on again, to halt at $93,000.
Half Day's Wrk Recorded.
And thus, yesterday noon, was the
result of the first day's endeavor in
the local Red Cross drive made known.
The 20 committees, under leadciship of
Chairman Ayer, who were commis
sioned to call upon 3200 picked pros
pects in Portland, had worked a half
day. To the amount pledged the pre
vious day, the field workers added
$46,444. making a grand total of $93,
144. The reports of the teams were made
at luncheon at the Portland Hotel.
Team seven, captained by T. D. Honey
man, led In the day's work with a total
of $6500. of which $5000 was the in
dividual subscription of R. D. Inman,
one of the team members.
Canvassers Circle Cloelc.
They made a hurried luncheon, those
captains and their cohorts, in their
impatience to march away to the Red
Cross clock and make the hand per
form. With a volunteer quartet war
bling recklessly at "It's a Long Way to
Tlpperary," the 200 workers marched
to Sixth and Alder streets, and joy
fully wound up the clock by circling
about it In ever-deepening formation.
Then the hand was moved to its rest
ing place for the day. and the
crowded streets gave it great acclaim.
It is estimated that the personal
canvass workers saw less than 25 per
cent of the 3200 prospects on their
lists. But one of their working days
has been expended. The remaining
men and days must yield to the causa
with equal alacrity. Portland's quota
of $200,000 Is almost half subscribed.
"Something? From Everyone Slojgan.
'Something from everyone!" became
the officially adopted slogan for the
week by unanimous vote yesterday.
The oddest things happen In this
campaign for the Red Cross, things
that are as tonic to renewed endeavor,
as a burst of sweet, clean air from the
high hills. Nobody seems to be satis
fied with the amount required of them.
They insist, dear Gaston, on giving
more. Here Is & covey of storiettes
that have winged into headquarters:
First Check Tao Small
He wrote a check for $1000. did Rod
ney I Glisan. gloomed at It and tore
it up. Attitude of deep thought
business of seeing the light. In the
second act he wrote another check for
twice the original amount, smiled, and
did not tear it up.
Peter Autzen. who gave $3000 yester
day for the local drive, had already
given $2000 to the Washington Red
Cross drive. He has timber and saw
mill interests in Washington.
There was Just $200 in the service
(Concluded on Fag. 4. Column !.