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THE aiORXIXG OREGOXIAN, WEDNESDAY. JUL.T 4, 1917.
BE OPENED TODAY
Fine Programme Arranged for
Introducing Public to
City's $600,000 Hall.
NOTE WILL BE PATRIOTIC
Building Declared Unusually At
tractive and Large Audience la
Expected at Dedicatory Ex
ercises at 10:30 o'clock.
FACTS ABOUT TODAY'S DEDI
CATION of the: public
A V I) I TO II I I'M.
Building opens at 10 A. M. Ad
Dedication programme starts at
Arrangements made for open
ing of entire lower floor, mak
ing room for 6500 persons. "
Building- to remain open all
day after 10 A. M. for public In
spection. Dedicatory programme will Toe
over in time to allow persons to
have lunch before the Fourth of
July military parade starts.
With an elaborate programme Port
land will dedicate her beautiful public
Auditorium this morning at 10:30
The building, representing an Invest
ment of about $600,000 and marking
the final realization of a civic institu
tion sought for 10 years or more, is
virtually finished. Except for a few
details It will appear this morning in
final shape. Those who have been in
side say the public will be astounded
at its magnificence.
The doors will open at 10 o'clock, at
which time it is expected the crowd
for the dedicatory exercises will begin
to assemble. The dedication is to be
"under the auspices of the Royal Rosar
ians, assisted by the Monday Musical
Club and the Daughters of the Con
federacy, with Dean Vincent, prime
minister of the Rosarians, as master
A series of novel features of an ar
tiHtic and patriotic nature have been
arranged by the Rosarians for the pro
gramme which has been worked out by
the Rosarian committee comprising
Dean Vincent. Frank E. Smith. William
McMurray, Frank M. Case. W. E. Finzer
and H. J. Blaesing.
Ii'rge Gathering Expected.
It is expected the Auditorium will
be crowded to capacity. The entire
lower floor will be open for the occa
sion, which means there will be seats
for 5500 persons. A squad of police
will be on hand to take charge of the
crowd and Boy Scouts will be ushers.
The opening number of the pro
gramme will be patriotic music by the
Royal Rosarian band under the direc
tion of J. B. Ettinger. The introduc
tion will be made with a novel stunt.
The band then will play an overture
to the opera "Martha." followed by
"America." The assemblage will sing
with the band, and will be led by the
Royal Rosarian quartet.
Bishop Walter T. Sumner will offer
the dedicatory prayer, after which the
Rosarian quartet will sing "The Bliz
sard." The quartet comprises Harry
Miles Whetsel. Thomas H. Williams.
Albert S. Brown and Walter Hardwick,
with William Robinson Boone accom
panist. Hans Pederson, who erected the
building, will present the key to Mayor
Baker, and Mr. Baker will make an
address on "Our Auditorium," which
will include a history of the Auditorium
movement and construction.
Madame Valalr to Sing.
Madame Lucie Valair will be on the
programme for a solo, "America's Mar
seillaise." She is representing the
Monday Musical Club and the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy. The band will
accompany her. Frank Branch Riley
will read the Declaration of Independ
ence, after which the assemblage will
sing "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean,"
with the Royal Rosarian quartet lead
ing and the band accompanying. - The
finale will be the "Grand American
Fantasia" by the band.
All during the day after 10 o'clock
the building will be open for public in
spection. It is expected thousands of
persons will visit it, inasmuch as this
will be the first opportunity the public
has had to see the interior.
Workmen were busy yesterday round
ing out the final finishing touches. Last
night Mayor Baker put a large force
of men to work making the final clean
up so the building will be spick and
span for today.
A temporary stand has been erected
in front of the stage for use of the
band, and on the stage- will be an as
semblage of persons who have had
some part in the Auditorium movement
at one time or another.
PORTLAND'S NEW PUBLIC AUDITORIUM WHICH WILL BE DEDICATED TODAY WITH FOURTH-OF-JULY PROGRAMME.
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EXTERIOR OF STRUCTURE COVERING BLOCK BETWEEN MARKET CLAY AND SECOND AND THIRD STREETS.
RECORD HOT CLEAR
Mr. Muck Thinks Minutes of
Bridge Meetings Changed.
TYPING SEEMS DIFFERENT
DRIVER FALLS 60 FEET
Horse and Wagon Goes Over Bank,
Animal Hurt, Man Escapes.
r. H. Mills, driver for the Bleldt
Boot Shop, yesterday morning fell down
a 60-foot embankment, followed by his
horse and wagon, and escaped with a
lew minor scratches.
Mr. Mills was attempting to turn his
horse and wagon around on Market
Street Drive, near the embankment,
when the animal became unmanageable
and started to back. Mr. Mills leaped
just as the wagon s'rted over the
bank. The horse s hip was dislocated
and the wagon was wrecked.
LECTURE SERIES CHANGED
Summer School to Adjourn Daring
Convention Week. .
A change In the schedule of lectures
offered in Portland b the university
of Oregon in connection with the Sum
mer school session has been announced
by Dr. George Rebec, who is in charge
of the Portland Summer session. The
lecture on Whitman announced for this
week will be given July 20 and' Dr.
Spaeth will lecture on Milton and "The
Puritan Ideal ot .LiiDerijr aay even
ing of this week.
The Summer school will adjourn dur
Ing the week of the N. E. A.
Aberdeen Arrests 20 Men.
ABERDEEN, Wash., July 3. (Spe
cial.) Twenty men were arrested here
yesterday on charges of drunkenness
the largest number for that offense
arrested in any one day Since the dry
law went into effect, IS months ago.
Many of the men when brought to the
police Station were found to be ear
ning quart bottles of whisky on their
hip. Police fines for the day from
drunks totalled over 1200.
County Commissioner Says He Is
Ready to Fight to Last Ditch
to Prevent Unfair , Distri
bution of Net Profits. -
Alleged tampering with the records
of the Interstate Bridge Commission is
to be fully investigated by County
Commissioner Muck prior to the next
meeting of the commission, which is
scheduled to be held' the middle of this
In an examination already made by
Mr. Muck, what appears to have been
a tampering of the records has been
brought to light, and he announced yes
terday that he would insist upon a
rigid investigation before any action is
taken which will give Clarke County
two-fifths of the bridge profits.
In examining the records of the com
mission before he became a member,
Mr. Muck came upon a resolution which
was adopted by the commission April
30, 1915, which purports to give Clarke
County two-fifths of the profits. H
found, however, that a clause had been
inserted in the resolution setting forth
the fact that this two-fifths is the pro
rata share of the cost of construction.
This last clause was written with a
different style of typewriter from the
first part of the resolution and Mr.
Muck will demand an explanation.
In looking over the records of the
commission, Mr. Muck found that it
was ordered that Multnomah County
pay five-sevenths and Clarke County
two-sevenths of the cost of construc
tion of the bridge. This order was
made November 29. 1913. The resolu
tion of April, 1915, however, asserts
that Clarke County paid two-fifths of
the cost of construction, says Mr.
I will see to it that a thorough in
vestigation is made before any definite
action is taken," said Mr. Muck. "If
a fair division of the profits is made,
Clarke County will receive its two
sevenths and I will fight any effort
on the part of the Clarke County Com
missioners or Chairman jnoiman to give
the Washington County two-fifths of
'This fight will mean a. saving oi
thousands upon thousands of dollars to
the taxpayers of Multnomah county in
the course of a few years. In fact, even
for the first four months of the opera
tion of the bridge, the difference be
tween two-fifths and two-seventns
amounts to more than $3000. This
a matter worth fighting for, and I will
take It through the meeting of the com
mission this month and further, if there
is any need of doing so.
The fight first startea Monday, wnen
the Clarke County officials appeared at
the Courthouse and made demand for
two-fifths of the profits of the bridge.
This was opposed by Mr. Muck, who
authorized payment of just two-sev
enths of the revenue. The Clarke
County officials at that time threat
ened to take it into the courts.
W. Xj. Clark, of Hood River, is at the
W. P. White, of Albany, Or., is at the
R. A. Booth, of Eugene, Or., is at the
W. R. Ingram, of Yacolt, Wash., Is at
I. E. Dayton, of Los Angeles, CaL.
Is at the Carlton.
F. E. Craig registered at the Perkins
from Astoria, Or.
E. C Brownlee, of Hood River, Or.
is at the Cornelius.
W. C. McFarland. of Clifton, Ariz., Is
registered at the Oregon.
Mrs. Annie Phillips, of Hood River,
Or., is at the Cornelius.
John Twohy registered at the Port
land from Spokane, Wash. .
T. A. McCUllough registered at the
Nortonia from Eugene. Or.
Mrs. W. B. Taylor, of Chehalls, Wash.,
is registered at the Oregon.
George H Reach, of Springfield.
Mass.. is at the Washington.
O. Roberts and Ted Seifert registered
at the Perkins from Chicago.
K. H- Brokaw is registered at the
Nortonia from Tacoma, Wash-
Miss Gwen Boirll registered at the
Multnomah from Otter Rock, Or.
J. A. Shearer and T. E. Hulery. of Mc-
Minnville. Or., are at the Bits.
Viola Gandrup registered at the
Washington from San Jose, CaL
Mr. and Mrs. W. Hufner, of Bend,
Or., are registered at the Carlton.
Captain Parks registered at the Im
perial from the Oregon Agricultural
College at Corvallis, Or.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Johnson, of Birm
ingham, Ala., are at the Nortonia.
R. E. Seward and L. M. Sparks, of
Bridal Veil, Or., are at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McCall registered
at the Cornelius from Vancouver. Wash.
Mrs. W. H. Ferguson, of San Fran
cisco, Cal.. registered at the Portland.
T. T. Thompson, of Knightsen. Cal.,
la spending a few days at the Washing
ton. W. M. Holton. of Spokane, and W. R.
Alexander, of Seattle, are at the Ore
gon. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Gessett, of Stella.
Wash., are at the Carlton for a few
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Durkin, of Van
couver, Wash, are registered at the
George Schultzberg, of Salinas, Cal.,
and M. H. Evans, of St. Paul, Or., are
at- the Multnomah.
W. H. Aubln, of Pasco, Wash., and
George A. Beavls, of The Dalles, Or.,
are at the Cornelius.
John P. Sweeney, of Fort Wayne, and
H. B. Jensen, of Walla Walla, Wash
are at the Multnomah.
Mrs. Andrew Peterson, of Oregon
City, Or., and Winnie Braden, of Dallas,
Or., are at the Imperial.
S. C. Ralston, of Salem, Or., and A.
M. McKenney, of Kelso, Wash., are
registered at the Perkins.
Dr. and Mrs. H. Hart and son, of
Medford, Or., and R. R. Butler, of The
Dalles, Or., are at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. William Packard and
Mr. and Mrs. William Penland. of Pen
dleton, Or., are at the Perkins.
Roy Webb, of Spokane, and G. G.
Bagley, of Spokane, are registered for
a few days at the Multnomah.
Dr. and Mrs. Francke, of Boise, Idaho.
registered at the Portland, as did Mrs.
James Torrance, of -Boise, Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Porter and Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Sweeney, all of Clats
kanie. Or., are registered at the Ritx.
Mr. and Mrs. H Shipe. of Astoria,
Or., and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Smith, of
Oroville, CaL. registered at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gill, of San
Francisco, are visiting in Portland and
registered for a few days at the JNor-
Mrs. W. A. Van Engelen. of Burley,
Idaho, and Miss Jennie Van Engelen,
of Centralia, Wash., are at the Port
land for a few days.
John B. Wilson, star member of the
Oregon Agricultural College football
team last Fall, registered at the Seward
from Corvallis, Or.
Captain and Mrs. D. V. Chisholm
registered at the Carlton from Wash
ington. D. C. Captain Chisholm Is commander-in-chief
of the Spanish-American
War Veterans and will take part
in the parade today. I
CHICAGO. July S. (Special.) D.
Livermore, of Portland, is registered
at the Auditorium Hotel today.
BATTERY B FORMING
New Field Unit Expects
Service in France.
"BE VOLUNTEER" IS SLOGAN
Instead of being sent from the Audi
tor's office to the individual members
of the Council interested in the sub
The Council by unanimous vote re
pealed the ordinance passed by the old
Council doing away with Council ac
tion on all communications. The old
system led to many matters of impor
tance going direct to Commissioners
and therefore never coming to the at
tention of the Council as a whole.
10 000 SEE ROUND-UP
MAST THRILLERS ARE STAGED ON
SECOND DAY AT ALBANY.
Diamond C Dumps Lea Angeles Rider,
Then Turns Somersanlt "Broacfco
Bob" Hall Is Faverlte.
ALBANT. " Or.. July 3. (SpeciaL)
Scores of automobiles poured into Al
bany today from all drlections, and a
crowd estimated to exceed 10,000 per
sons viewed the second day's events of
the Western Oregon Round-up.
Diamond C. one of tne bucking
horses, furnished the headline thriller
of the day when, after dumping "Pee
Wee" Holmes, -of Los Angeles, by vi
cious bucking, it turned a complete
somersault. Holmes, introduced as the
smallest - bucking horse rider in the
world, is said to have received 500
recently for impersonating a lamous
motion picture actress in a fall from
runaway horse, and did not do the
job as well as he did his involuntary
The Red Cross squad in attendance
performed its first service today when
Olive Osborn. of Union. Or., had to be
carried from the field after a hard fall
when attempting to ride Gray Devil,
one of the buckers. She recovered later.
but was unable to participate in any
further events. Attempting to ride
Roman race with an open girth, John
Tayche, of Pendleton, suffered another
bad tumble. One rider was kicked to
day and several were thrown hard, but
no serious Injuries were sunTered.
The bucking was high class again
today. True to his name. Poncho Villa
proved the hardest bucker, and tossed
Art Bivens, of Los Angeles. George
Fletcher, of Pendleton, on George
Washington, made one of the feature
rides of the day.
"Broncho Bob" Hall, of Independence,
was a favorite. His drunken ride and
a spectacular fall in bull-dogging won
National Guard Officers Desire to
Fill Regiment to Replace Men
Discharged Because They
nave Persons Dependent.
Have you enlisted yet in Battery
B? Battery B is the crack new field
artillery unit being organized in the
Oregon National Guard, and it offers
Oregon young men a splendid opportu
nity to see active service in the near
One of the big needs of the United
States Army just now is artillery, both
light and heavy guns. So there is
every prospect that the new battery
will be sent to France within a short
time after it is brought into the federal
The new battery will have four 3-
lnch cannon, like the present Battery
A. The guns will be much like the
famous French 75's that have done such
remarkable service in the present war.
This being July Fourth, particular
efforts will be made by recruiting offi
cers for the National Guard today, act
ing under orders Issued by George A.
White, Adjutant-General, to enlist men
for Battery B and bring other units
of the Guard up to full war strength
in readiness for the call Into the Fed
eral service that is to come this month
or early in August.
"Be m Volunteer" to Be Slogan.
Most of them already have been at
full war strength, but the War Depart
ment order authorizing the discharge
of married men and those having de
pendents brought down the strength
again. There is still room for young
men of good character and physique
who prefer volunteering in a live out
fit to waiting for the draft.
Be a volunteer" will be the recruit
ing slogan today. It will be heard all
over the city. Men are urgently needed
and it is hoped that many will be
moved by the patriotic spirit of the day
to join the colors.
The opportunity for volunteering
with these National Guard organiza
tions, all of which are well officered
and instructed, may end at an early
Tblrd Infantry Needs Fifty.
Men are desired for field artillery.
cavalry, infantry and the engineers.
Companies A and C, of the National
Guard ' Engineers, are pretty well up
toward war strength, but there is still
room In Company B' for a large number
The Third Oregon Infantry also
needs B0 men. Those who enlist today
for this crack regiment will be sent at
once to Clackamas and their pay will
begin immediately. The Third Oregon
has twice been to full war strength
but each time the discharge of men
having dependent relatives has left
several vacancies. The Third Oregon
enjoys the distinction of being consid
ered by Army men as one ot the best-
drilled, best-equipped and best-offi
cered National Guard regimepts in the
whole United States.
Captain Cicero F. Hogan. who Is in
charge of the National Guard recruiting
station at 106 Fourth street, yesterday
enlisted 14 men. He was assisted - in
his recruiting work by First Lleuten
ant Johnson, of Battery A, and by
Sergeant Petrick, United States Field
Artillery, who is sergeant instructor
for the Oregon Field Artillery.
BAPTISTS FOR PROHIBITION
Medford Congregation Urges Sen
ator Chamberlain to Take Stand.
MEDFORD, Or., July 3. (Special.)
Acting upon the suggestion of their
pastor. Rev. F. W. Carstens, the congre
gation of the Baptist Church sent a
night letter to senator Chamberlain
Sunday praying that the Oregon Sena
tor do everything in his power for
Mr. Carstens urged the members of
his congregation to practice economy
in their households and to aid in the
conservation of food throughout the
Nation. He declared the waste of grain
in the production of beer, as well as
spiritous liquors, should be stopped, so
that the war against German miltiarism
could be pursued with the maximum
supply of food for civilians and sol
Clatsop Sets Juvenile Fair Dates.
ASTORIA, Or, July 3. (SpeciaL)
The County Fair Board has named Sep
tember 21 and 22 as the time for the
juvenile fair here.
ITALIAN SURGEON IS ANGRY
Alleged Insinuations of Mr. Ferrara
on Reservists' Tests Scored.
Dr. Carlo Visettl. ex-Consular Aeent
lor tne Italian government in Portland
resents the implications contained in
recent declarations by Albert B. Fer
rara. well-known Italian attorney, that
numerous Italian reservists examined
by Dr. Visettl for military duty were
found physically unfit.
Now, I am willing to submit all
the men whom I rejected to an exami
nation by any qualified surgeon of the
United States Army, and will willingly
pay iuu to tne Kea cross for every
such man found fit for service, provid
ed Mr. Ferrera pays J100 for everv mnn
rejected." declared Dr. Vlsetti.
$1500 GIVEN FOR LIFE
Two Verdicts Award Damages for
Damages amounting to 31500 were
awarded to Carl Lorenz, administrator
of the estate of W. Lorenz, and against
the Roberts Motor Car Company and
the Wah Lee Yeun Company in a ver
diet returned yesterday at the conclu
sion of the personal injury trial be
fore Circuit Judge Phelps. In the same
case Andrew McAfee won a verdict of
31582 against the same firms and for
the same accident.
McAtee said he was badly injured
when a truck operated by the Chinese
company ran into him. W. Lorenz died
as the result of Injuries suffered in the
COUNCIL ACTION INCREASED
Auditor to Send AH Business to
Board Instead of Individuals.
All public matters received by the
City Auditor's office will be sent di
rect to the City Council from now on
Trie Quality" Store or pokjland
FROM the head of the industry
or business down to the person
receiving the smallest pay envelope
in plant and store the Northwest
ern National Bank affords all a
courteous, prompt and efficient
And. the account of each
Is as appreciatively received.
STATE SOCIETY MEETS
FORMER RESIDENTS OF MICHIGAN
HAVE SOCIABLE TIME.
Entertainment Constats of Speakins
and Musical Sombert N. E. A.
Deleaates to Be Welcomed.
An elaborate programme was given
by the Michigan Society of Oregon in
the Portland Hotel Monday night at its
regular monthly meeting. President
G. L. Rausch presided and was respon
sible for the large assortment of enter
Miss Ruth Gibbs opened the pro
gramme with a piano solo, followed by
a soprano solo by Miss Mary Randall,
accompanied by Miss Cunningham.
Helen Miller Sen then introduced her
pupil. Miss Margaret Garrison who won
Pacific Coast oratorical honors in Cali
fornia recently. Her topic was "Na
tional Prohibition." The Girls' Quartet,
made up of Miss Randall, Miss Rich
mond, Miss Williams and Miss Ersley,
accompanied by Miss Cunningham, ren
dered two songs.
E. J. Freeman, a prominent educator
of Michigan, introduced D. W. Springer,
secretary of the National Education As
sociation, who called on all former
Michigan residents to help entertain
Michigan teachers in attendance at the
annual convention here next week.
A. G. Clark, of the Home Industry
League, delivered an address on the
civic duty of all members of the Michi
gan Society of Oregon. Dancing, cards
and light refreshments ended a pleasant
Pendleton Court Work Drops Off.
PENDLETON, Or.. July 3. (Special.)
Police Court business in Pendleton
during the month of June was at its
lowest ebb. There were only 14 cases
on the docket, the majority of them
minor offenses. This is the smallest
number In any one month since the
Fall of 1908, when the city was first
dry, and the amount of the fines, $110,
was exactly equaled at that time. A
number of the offenders are Indians
who occasionally manage to get
enough lemon extract to get Intoxi
cated and into trouble. Bootlegging,
however, has been reduced to a mini-
At the Meier & Frank Store
July 9th to 14th
To the Manufacturers of Oregon:
We desire to offer you, free of charge,' space available
in our store, for the purpose of demonstrating the manu
facture and exhibition of Home Made Products during
Home Products Week, July 9th to 14th.
It is the desire of the Meier & Frank Company to take
this opportunity, while there are so many visitors in the
city (N. E. A. Week), to assist the producers of this com
munity and the state at large in showing the superior
character and quality of merchandise and articles made
in Oregon, thereby increasing the demand and making
for a bigger and better city and state. Apply for space
at once. Office, 6th floor.
The Quality' Store or Portland