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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAN, 3IOXDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1917.
UNION re CONFER
Prospect for Early Settlement
of Strike in Portland
CONFERENCES TO CONTINUE
G. V. Harry, Federal Mediator, Suc
ceeds in Bringing Representa
tives on Opposing Sides In
to Secret Conference.
El'GEXB E. SMITH TO RESIGN.
Eugene E. Smith, for several
terms president of the Central
Labor Council of Portland, who
was appointed mediator for the
city in the shipbuilders' strike
Saturday, upon recommendation
of Mayor Baker to the City Coun
cil, has announced that he will
resign this morning.
Mr. Smith gave as a reason,
"That the labor people will not
at this time accept the services
of anyone representing the city
He said he accepted the task
with enthusiasm, tendered his
services to both sides, but that,
upon learning of the attitude of
the union representatives, decided
he could do nothing further.
Portland's shipbuilding strike is in
tin excellent way to ealy settlement.
Committees of employers and repre
sentatives of the strikers held meet
ings yesterday with G. T. Harry, Fed
eral mediator, present, and will con
tinue to meet and confer today.
While details of the sessions are
withheld, it is officially announced
by Mr. Harry that a committee of five
managers and five union men have
come together in a conciliatory, pa
triotic attitude, and that he has high
hopes of there being an end to the
tieup of the shipyards very soon.
Announcing that he had found his
services were no acceptable to the
labor unions as a representative of the
city, Eugene E. Smith last night said
he would tender his resignation to
Mayor Baker this morning. He was
appointed mediator by the City Coun
cil Saturday morning, upon the Mayor's
I n tons Frown on Mediator.
Mr. Smith said he did his best to be
of service, but, inasmuch as the atti
tude of the unions is that no one
named by the city at this time is ac
ceptable to them, he could be of no
use in the strike situation. He ex
pressed hope that a speedy adjustment
may he had.
.Mayor Baker, in asking the Council
to appoint .Mr. Smith, said that, after
giving the subject much thought, he
felt that Mr. Smith was the one man
who could best serve the city in that
capacity, being fair both to employer
and employe. It was as a last resort,
said the Mayor, in an effort to settle
The strike has been In progress for
more than two weeks, the unions affil
iated with the District Council of Car
penters and the Building Trades Coun
cil having walked out of the wooden
shipbuilding yards two weeks ago last
Saturday and those affiliated with the
Metal Trades Council one week ago
today at 10 A. M.
A most serious situation resulted.
About 7000 workmen have been idle,
while the tieup of the yards has been
all but complete, leaving much unfin
ished ship construction.
Previous Efforts Failures.
All previous attempts to adjust the
differences. which are chiefly over
shop rules and principles held to be of
the highest importance on both sides,
failed. Now that conferences are on,
however, expressions of warmest ap
proval of the action of employers and
strikers' committee in getting to
gether are heard throughout the city.
That . the yards must be opened and
ship construction resumed without de
lay is the general feeling, and any
thing looking toward that end is re
ceiving hearty and enthusiastic public
That the local situation will be
cleared up before the special commis
sion from Washington reaches Port
land is believed to be entirely possible
and even probable, now that negotia
tions are under way. It is generally
recognized now by both sides to the
controversy that it is a sacred duty to
the country to waive whatever differ
ences can be set aside and again to put
shop work under way.
Mr. Corntoot Is Optimistic.
William Cornfoot. president of the
Albina Engine - Machine Works, one
of the large steel plants closed by the
strike, has returned home after being
called to Washington, D. C. for confer
ences with the members of the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation, and he ex
presses optimism. It is his judgment
that the strike may be disposed of by
both sides assuming a patriotic atti
tude, as they have done, and going to
the bottom of the difficulty.
"We held several conferences- with
Chairman Hirley and the other mem
bers of the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion while in' Washington," said Mr.
Cornfoot, "and the situation was pone
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over from its various angles. It' was
decided that it would be best for the
authorities of the Government to have
a commission visit the Coast and in
vestigate at close range, hence the an
nouncement that one will soon be here.
Personally. I see no tood reason vhy
this situation cannot be cleared up
right away, if the right course is pur
sued, and I understand that there is
a disposition on both sides to settle
their differences and get down to busi
Other Portlander In Conference.
The conferences mentioned by Mr.
Cornfoot were attended also by J. R.
Bowles. president of the Northwest
Steel Company, and by Joseph Reed
and James J. Morrison, representatives
of the Metal Trades Council, the Build
ing Trades Council and the Council
of Carpenters. Mr. Bowles will not re
turn for a few days, but Messrs. Reed
and Morrison are expected home today
Bert C. Ball, president of the Willam
ette Iron & Steel Works, went to Wash
ington on his own initiative to get
into touch with the authorities there,
and will be gone perhaps one more
week. His plant is the only steel ship
yard running, it having been operated
on the "open" shop plan for several
Yesterday there was virtually no
picketing, no disturbances and no po
No special efforts are being made
by the yard managers to resume opera
tions with outside men. it being gen
erally felt that the situation is working
well now and that it will be tut a
short time until everything Is "Ironed
out" and the plants be in operation.
SEATTLE EFFECTS AGREEMENT
Two Federal Adjustment Boards
Counted On to End Strike.
SEATTLE, Sept.' 30. Union leaders
who are directing the strike of approx
imately 10,000 metal workers here,
called to enforce the demand of the
steel shipyard employes for an increase
of 33 per cent in wages and the boy
cott on 10-hour lumber, believe the
strike will be settled within two weeks
and the men back at work.
Foundation for this feeling of op
timism is the fact that two Federal
adjustment boards, one headed by Sec
retary of Labor Wilson, acting as
President Wilson's personal representa
tive, will soon be in Seattle to endeavor
to adjust the local controversy. The
men are confident that their wage de
mands will be satisfactorily adjusted,
but are in doubt as to the 10-hour lum
The settlement of the wage matter
would not end the troubles of the Se
attle shipbuilders, a the men in all
yards refuse to handle 10-hour lumber.
Not until this controversy is settled,
it is said, will the shipyards of Seattle
be able to work to capacity again.
MARTIAL LAW EXPECTED
GENERAL STRIKE CALLED IN AR
GENTINA BY ANARCHISTS.
President I rl go yen Hopes to End Labor
Troubles and Stop Demand for
BUENOS AIRES. Sept. 30. A gener
al revolutionary strike throughout Ar
gentina was declared today by the an
archistic workmen, the strike to in
clude all unions belonging to their fed
eration. The Socialistic workmen's
unions have refused to join in the
It is asserted by persons close to
President Irigoyen that he will declare
martial law throughout the republic
as soon as Congress adjourns at mid
night Monday. This is expected to put
an end to the country-wide agitation
favoring a rupture with Germany as
well as stopping the general strike.
The only streetcar line in Buenos
Aires t h.at had not been affected by the
strike that has been in progress in the
city was given until 11 o'clock tonight
to comply with the workers' demands.
In view of the popular demand for a
rupture of diplomatic relations be
tween Germany and Argentina, the
government has replaced the naval
guards on German vessels in the har
bor here to prevent any attempt to de
I. W. W. TAUNT OFFICERS
Continued From FirM Page.)
Flynn is considered one of the most
able I. W. W. speakers and agitators.
Arturo Giovannitti is 32 years old, a
son of an Italian chemist. He studied
for the Presbyterian ministry in Mon
treal, later abandoned the church and
joined the Socialist party, finally going
over to the syndicalists.
Arrests Are Halted.
He was tried for incitement to mur
der in the Lawrence Mills strike four
years ago, after Anna Popizzo was
killed in a riot. But he was acquitted
and the state of Massachusetts apolo
gized to him. Giovannitti is one of the
best-known of modern Italian poets.
No additional arrests of the destruc
tive brotherhood had been made in this
city up to a late hour tonight, or at
least none was made public.
United States Attorney Clyne, who is
devoting all his attention to the matter,
could not be located in the day or even
ing. His residence telephone has been
disconnected. There were rumors that
the instrument was taken out because
of suspicions that wire tapping had
been going on. At the Department of
Justice this statement was scouted.
"He probably got tired of answering
the questions of ambitious bond-runners
and too inquisitive radicals," it
was stated. I. W. W.s not indicted.-but
likely to prove valuable to the Govern
ment in future raids, the possibility of
which is not denied, are stili in jail.
Judging by the defiant attitude of
the 1. W. W. members captured in this
city. It will require several stiff jolts
by the Government to rid them of the
notion that they are supreme in the
United States. People in the East have
no idea of how the Middle West has
been utterly dominated and bullied by
the I. W. W., who seize trains, swoop
down on villages, commandeering
everything they want and burning the
town if their demands are refused.
What happens to the lonely farmer and
his wife at the hands of the I. W. W.
bands would read something like a re
port of the Germans operating in Bel
gium. Even now with the Federal Gov
ernment gathering them in wholesale,
the I. W. believe they have the
120 Indicted in Oklahoma.
McALESTER, Okla., Sept. 30. One
hundred and twenty indictments were
returned last night by the special
grand jury called to investigate the
acts of members of the Working Class
Union. Two accusations were filed in
the true bills, seditious conspiracy and
conspiracy to obstruct the draft law.
ITALIANS REPORT GAINS
High. Ground Captured and 14 09
Prisoners Are Taken.
ROME, Sept. 30. In another power
ful drive the Italians have captured
the high ground to the south of Pod
laca and southeast of Madoni, in the
The official announcement of this
success by the War Office reports also
the capture of 1109 prisoners.
BAY CITY YARDS
Boilermakers' Union Finally
Decides to Accept Tempo
rary Wage Agreement.
WORKMEN IDLE TWO WEEKS
San Francisco Attorney Instrumen
tal in Getting Conflicting Inter
ests Together No More
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 30. Com
plete resumption tomorrow of work
on one-eighth of the entire shipbuild
ing contracts let by the United States
Government was forecast late today
by officials of the Iron Trades Council,
as the result of action today by the
Boilermakers' Union, one of the organi
zations which had voted against ac
ceptance of the temporary wage agree
ment, in agreeing to return to work.
The decision to return to work was
reached after officials of the Iron
Trades Council- had addressed the
boilermakers, appealing to their pa
triotism. Big Contracts Held l"p.
Work on $150,000,000 worth of Gov
ernment shipbuilding contracts In San
Francisco and the bay region has been
paralyzed for the last two weeks by
the strike, which was called September
17. after the expiration of the agree
ment under which the 25 unions affil
iated with the council had been work
ing. The men demanded a $6 a day
minimum, a f0 per cent increase over
the terms of the expired schedule. The
employers' offer of a 10 per cent ad
vance was rejected.
After the walkout conference com
mittees from both factions met with
Federal mediators without accomplish
ing tangible results. President Wilson
appointed Gavin McNab, a San Fran
cisco attorney, as special representa
tive of the United States Shipping
Board. Two days after his appoint
ment, McNab, aided by a telegraphic
appeal from President Wilson, succeed
ed In having both sides sign a tem
porary agreement in which both fac
tions made substantial concessions.
This pact provided that the men
should submit their demands for final
adjudication to the Federal Board of
Conciliators. Seventeen member unions
of the council voted on the agreement,
and 13. a majority of the entire mem
bership, ratified it. The employers ac
cepted the temporary schedule.
Boilermakers Are Obdurate.
rians w-ere laid to resume work
Thursday. Subsequently the boilermak
ers, over the orders of the Iron Trades
Council, announced they would refuse
to return to work. They had been one
of the four unions which voted against
acceptance of the temporary agree
ment. The shops remained closed Thurs
day. An attempt was made to resume work
yesterday, despite the refusal of the
ooiiermakers to return to the shops.
Few men reported , for work, because,
said Trades Council officials, the no
tice ordering the workers to return
had not been given sufficient pub
GERMANS MAKE ATTACK
FIELD MARSHAL HA IG REPORTS
ACTIVITY AT YPRES.
Artillery Action on Both Sides of
Mense .enr Verdun and In Ainne
LONDON. Sept. 30. Heavy German
attacks in the Ypres sector are re
ported in Field Marshal Haig's state
ment from headquarters in France to
night. All of the attacks were re
pulsed. PARIS. Sept. 30. A heavy artillery
action has been in proerress on both
sides of the Meuse. Verdun sector,
while on the Aisne front the German
infantry attacked the French trenches,
but were repulsed with considerable
losses. The official communication is
sued by the War Office tonight also re
ports air raids around Dunkirk, where
several civilians were killed.
EAST THINKS OREGON WILD
Camp Greene Residents Expect to
Sec AVcitcrners "Shoot" for Fun.
That Indians are still running wild
in the West and that it is occasionally
necessary for the United States Army
to jump in and "clean up" on the wild
redskins, is the impression current at
Camp Greene, Charlotte. N. C.
This is the word that reached Port
land last week from Vern I. Marshall,
who is at the camp with Company H,
162d Regiment. 81st Brigade, 41st Divi
sion. United States Army. He has writ
ten his parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. 1. Mar
shall, 5530 Forty-first avenue South
east, that the Eastern soldiers now sta
tioned at Camp Greene are of the im
pression, that the Oregon boys have
never seen a streetcar: that they are all
cowboys and that the Indians ride to
the edge of the- city of Portland and
"shoot up the town."
The Oregon boys have everything
their own way in the camp because of
this fear of the Easterners, and when
ever they come down the company
streets they are sized up as "wild per
sons" who are liable to start shooting
holes in the atmosphere at the least
provocation, writes Mr. Marshall.
MATURE COUPLE ELOPE
Bridegroom, Aged 7 0, Is Cousin of
" Famous Surgeons, Mayo Bros.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Sept. 30 To
escape what they characterized as "the
small-town gossip," Charles F. Mayo,
70 years old, cousin of Drs. W. M. and
Charles Mayo, Rochester, Minn., sur
geons, and Mrs. Louise Young, 68 years
old, eloped from Nevada. la.. Fridav
night and were married by a Court
Commissioner here Saturday.
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'Continued From First Page.)
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much as one broadside from a cruiser.
Training la Gunnery Pays.
The- training of mercantile marine
officers in gunnery tactics i bearing
iruit. a eritisn mercnantman was at
tacked by submarine gunfire from a
distance of three miles. The hots
were wild and she immediately replied.
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