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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1917.
111 SCHOOLS URGED
Able Authorities Champion
System in Talks,
SAFETY LIES IN METHOD
Federal Agent Johnson and Dean
Bexell Offering Convincing Argu
ments and Make Pertinent
Suggestions on Subject.
Vocational education as a strong
stimulus to National progress, as a
sure shield for the country in time of
danger, arnd as the greatest asset of
America in the days that are to come,
was foremost in importance among the
subjects considered yesterday by the
Oregon State Teachers' Association, as
sembled in convention at Lincoln High
Two able authorities discussed voca
tional education before hundreds of
teachers in the school auditorium. B.
"W". Johnson. Federal agent for indus
trial education, who arrived yesterday
noon, now on tour along the Pacific
Coast, and J. A. Bexell, dean of the
school of commerce, Oregon Agricul
Dean Bexell recommended that the
department of vocational education ap-
noint a standing committee to co-oper
ate with the state board for vocational
education; that practical means be pro
vided to bring about a closer co-opera
tion between the school and the various
departments of commerce and industry;
that the department of vocational edu
cation declare itself as favoring an ex
tension of vocational education in pub
lic schools, to include at least the ma
jor occupations in industries.
Smith-Hughes Act Praised.
Discussing the Smith-Hughes act of
1917. a measure for National vocational
education. Federal Agent Johnson de
clared that as a measure for prepared
ness there had never been an act of
greater worth passed by Congress.
Mr. Johnson said further that Na
tional grants are needed to make voca
tional training possible in states and
localities already burdened with the
task of meeting requirements for gen
eral education. As a National service,
he continued, the Government should
aid the state in bearing the burden.
'Oregon, as usual in the lead in edu
cational matters," said Mr. Johnson,
"was one of the first states to formu
late a plan for vocational education.
Its able Superintendent of Public In
struction. J. A. Churchill, proceeded to
Washington in August and there pre
sented the first draft of a state plan.
Owing to the newness of the organiza
tion, the policies of the Federal board
ha.d not been worked out at that time.
Further conferences established these
policies and, in harmony with these
policies, Oregon's plan has been revised
a number of times.
Plea Made for Physical Training.
A plea for real and universal phys
ical training, which he declared to be
demonstrated as a necessity by the
present war, was sounded by Frank M.
Leavitt. of the University of Chicago,
who has been identified with that in
stitution's research work in connection
with vocational education.
Other addresses of interest yesterday
were: "Agriculture in the Elementary
Grades," by A, H. Prince, principal of
Central School, La Grande; "Relation of
Public School Drawing to Industrial
Art." by Alberta M. Greene, of Oregon
Normal School: "Correlation of School
and Library." by Emma E. Barette. of
lrvington School, Portland; "Effective
Physical Training in the School," by
Herbert L. Hussong, of Astoria; "Bot
any Teachers Handling Gardening and
Club Work in City Schools," by Pro
fessor A. R. Sweetser, University of
Oregon: "Rural Supervision Under the
Zone Plan," by Floyd D. Moore, rural
school supervisor of Polk County;
"Courses in Relation to Textile and
Clothing Industries," by Helen Lee
Davis, of Oregon Agricultural College;
"Need of Intensive Work In the Upper
Grades." by E. J. Ortman, superinten
dent, Newport; "Value of Printing in
Public Schools," by Orley W. Athey, of
Burton Offers Theater Plan.
Richard Burton, head of the depart
ment of English of the University of
Minnesota, at the morning session, out
lined a plan for bringing the theater
Into proper relation with the school.
An address on the thrift movement
was given by E. G. Crawford, vice-president
of the United States National
Bank, who told of the assistance given
by state and city banks in the inculca
tion of the thrift or saving habit among
Miss Lilian Tingle, head of the house
hold arts department, of the University
of Oregon, read a paper on the "Re
sponsibilities of Home Economics
Teachers in War Times." before the
home economics section of the conven
tion yesterday afternoon.
The international thrift exhibit,
which is on display in room C of the
Hotel Portland, is attracting the at
tention and admiration of the teach
ers and educational leaders who are
Alumni Give Banquet.
In connection with the convention
the alumni of Reed College gave a ban
quet at the Hazelwood last night, at
tended by 30 guests, for the most part
teachers of Oregon and Washington
schools and residents of Portland.
Visiting teachers were entertained
last night at a banquet given at the
University Club by the University of
Oregon alumni. The management of
the Hotel Portland gave a dance In
honor of the teachers from 8 to 10
Today's sessions will close the con
vention. This afternoon, in general as
sembly session, the convention will
On entering: the river the motorship Mount
Rainier, which Is on the way from Orays
Harbor. Is to proceed to Wauna and work
about 1. OOO.OOO feet of lumber for an At
It is probable the steamer Jessie Harkins,
of the HarVlns line, will bo to Supple's Bel-mont-street
yard today for an overhauling,
and in that event her place on the Camaa
run will be taken by the steamer Undine.
Due today from the south is the liner Rose
City. Captain Parker, which is bringing close
to 10OO tons ot cargo and about 120 pas
sengers. Departures last night Included Barge No.
91. of the Standard Oil Company's fleet,
which is en route south to load another
That Edward L. 'Wells, in charge of the
weather bureau at Boise. Idaho. would
probably succeed Alfred H. . Thiessen as
meteorologist in charge of the Portland of
fice, was reported yesterday. Mr. Thiessen
recently went East to take examinations
for the meteorological branch of the Army
for service in France and he is expected
to be commissioned a Captain.
The free mail sent out by Congress
men amounts to seven tons a day.
MEN OF NATIONAL PROMINENCE AS EDUCATORS, WHOSE
MESSAGES WERE HEARD AT STATE TEACHERS CONVENTION
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VESSEL TAKEN OVER
Westland Passes Into Control
of Federal Shipping Board.
BUILT BY PORTLAND PLANT
Captain Hawkins Has Signed Suffi
cient Men to Handle Sbip and
Expects to Be Ready for Sall-
ing Orders Late Today.
Control of the new American steamer
Westland, of 8800 tons deadweight,
built at Portland and of all American
material, passed from the builders, the
Northwest Steel Company and Willam
ette Iron & Steel Company, to the
United States Shipping Board yester
day. So Captain Hawkins is in com
mand and by night he plans to have
most everything ship-shape aboard,
prepared to execute sailing orders.
In the way of a crew, even to some
of the officers and Including the mas
ter, the Pacific Steamship Company is
well represented. Among the latest
to be signed were four men from the
steamer Spokane, recently damaged on
a rock in Alaskan waters and which is
now on Puget Sound for repairs. W.
Schunick. connected with the steward's
department of the Spokane, is one ot
four drawn yesterday from that ves
sel He says his experience when the
Spokane struck gave him one thrill that
does not usually accompany ship
wrecks, that of helping to save about
$100,000 in gold that was being shipped
from Alaska to Puget Sound. Tony
Tabarri, chief of the Spokane, with
John Bardonado, his second in com
mand, have taken charge of the West-
land's galley and promise her new com
pany a few surprises in the way of
marine culinary preparations.
The performance of the Westland on
the way from the Columbia River to
Puget Sound, bucking a head sea, also
her speed of 12 knots in the north
ern harbor, as well as the manner in
which she responds to the rudder, has
classed her as among the best of the
new ships turned out on the Coast.
Pilots who have navigated the ship in
the river say she proved one of th
best vessels to handle that they have
been aboard of.
As to her construction, experienced
mariners declare excellent work has
been done in all parts of the steamer.
Minor changes have been made aboard
as compared with the War Baron, the
first 8800-toni.er completed here, but
they have been confined principally to
living quarters and their furnishings.
Made in U. S. A." by Portland build
ers and this harbor as her home port
is her history in brief.
HONOLULU MAKES PLEA
DIRECT COSXECTIOS WITH NORTH
WEST BY BOAT DESIRED.
Cieoree K. McClellan Sent to Washing
ton to Try and Get Permit for
Long Period for Liners.
HONOLULU. Eec 16. (Special.)
Direct steamship connection between
the Pacific Northwest and Honolulu
will go into effect early in the year if
the plans of the Chamber of Commerce
of Honolulu and similar organizations
George McK. McClellan, member of
the Seattle and Honolulu Chambers of
Commerce, has been made a special
delegate to Washington, D. C, and Is
on his way there to point out to the
Federal Shipping Board the advisabil
ity of issuing blanket permits to steam
ship lines operating between here and
the mainland under the suspension of
the coastwise shipping laws.
The present system gives these com
panies only one permit at a time for
one ship and for the one trip, but the
local business organizations want the
Federal Shipping Board to allow tne
Canadian-Australasian line, the Ned
erlands line and the Toyo Kisen Kaisna
line to be given permit for six-month
periods to operate between American
Mr. McClellan will point out to the
Federal Shipping Board the advisabil
ity of adopting this plan and will eug
gest that the Canadian-Australasian
liners now plying between Australia
and Vancouver, B. C, through this port
be allowed to call at Seattle, Wash.,
on all inward and outward voyages
The members of the Congressional
party which visited Honolulu recently
were given to understand that the ter
ritory of Hawaii needed the ships to
carry freight between here and the
mainland and have promised to aid the
project of getting blanket permits to
foreign vessels to operate under the
suspension of the coastwise shipping
TWO SCHOONERS DISPATCHED
Latest Rate Circular Issued by Ship
Two of the sailers of the lumber fleet
left the harbor yesterday, the schooner
Golden State down at 9 o'clock in tow
of the steamer Sarah Dixon, and at 1
o'clock in the afternoon the schooner
Columbia River started for the lower
harbor with the steamer Cascades.
Vessels in the river to load lumber in
clude the barkentine Alta, schooners
U K "? ' if
1 John A. Bexell. Dean of School of
Commerce, Oreajon Agricultural Col
lege, Who Spoke on Vocational Edu
cation. ' Frank M. Leavitt, of Uni
versity of Chicago Faculty, Dlstln
gnished A'laitor and Speaker at Yes
terday's Session. 3 B. W. Johnson,
Federal Agent for Industrial Edu
cation, Who Discussed Provisions of
the Smith-Hughes Act.
Alumna and Spokane and the auxiliary
In the latest circular of the Shipown
ers' Association of the Pacific the rate
to the Hawaiian Islands is given at
$20, and $42.50 is quoted for lumber to
Auckland, Wellington, Lyttleton, Dune-
din and Sydney, with $45 to Melbourne
and Adelaide and the same to Val
paraiso and Callao, while 300 shillings
is quoted to South. African ports. With
ships taken for 1919 loading, there is
no prospect of any tonnage remaining
idle that can be used in the Pacific
VANCOUVER FLEET ADVANCES
Steamers Building There for Uncle
Sam Are of Twin-Screw Type.
At the Vancouver plant of the G. M.
Standifer Construction Corporation,
where six wooden steamers are being
laid down for the Emergency Fleet
Corporation, rapid headway is being
made despite weather conditions. The
gangs of men engaged there, robed to
protect them from the rain, feel they
are much better off than brethren in
the East, who have snow and freezing
conditions to contend with, attaining
such stages at certain periods that
work is impossible.
At the North Portland yard of the
Standifer-Clarkson Company, which
is under the same control, four more
steamers 'are under way, the order be
ing for 10. All are to be twin-screw
vessels, with about 1500-horsepower
each, and changes made in construc
tion details over the original Ferris
plans are expected to prove most bene
ficial. The James Timpson, a full
motorship, built at the North Portland
yard for I. T. Williams & Sons, of New
York, will be lifted on the St. Johns
drydock today and floated Monday.
STEAMERS OFF FOR WIXTER
Bailey Gatzert and Dalles City to Be
Tied Up This Month.
In keeping with a policy of with
drawing its vessels during the period
when ice conditions are to be contended
with on the Middle Columbia, the Reg
ulator line has announced that the
steamers Bailey Gatzert and Dalles
City will be retired from the Portland
The Dalles service. The Gatzert will
make her last trip to Portland tomor
row, while the Dalles City, which leaves
tomorrow, returns Monday and will be
The plan is to subject the steamers to
thorough overhauling and return them
to the route in two or three months,
depending on conditions. With the
steamer Tahoma, of the People's line,
continuing to operate and both banks
of the river served by railroads, the re
tirement of two steamers will not cut
off shippers. Some difference may fol
low if the Government reduces train
service in the river district, but that is
not expected to be done immediately.
PASSENGERS MUST GIVE AGES
Birthplaces Are Also Demanded in
Advance of Obtaining Tickets.
Birthplaces and present ages of all
passengers applying to steamship lines
for accommodations are being insisted
on now, instructions to obtain the in
formation having been . received from
Government representatives.' The San
Francisco & Portland Steamship Com
pany, McCormick line and the Emer
ald line, ail operating from Portland
to California ports, are insisting on
the data being supplied.
The natural assumption is that it is
a measure to prevent the movement of
enemy aliens, there being an order out
as well against the sale of tickets to
such. In the event a question arises
concerning any passenger under sus
picion they may be more easily traced.
STEAMERS ARE TAKEN AGAIN
Railroad Control Applies to Beaver
and Rose City, Owned by O.-W.
With the enforcement of President
Wilson's proclamation regarding Gov
ernment control of railroads, which be
came effective at noon yesterday, the
San Francisco & Portland Steamship
Company officially came under the
Federal authorities' jurisdiction a sec
ond time, for it was brought under the
Shipping Board a few weeks ago, its
steamers, the Beaver and Rose City, be
ing in the class of 2500 tons and more.
The company being owned by the O.
W. R. & N. the railroad rule covers it.
Whether - yesterday's order, as ap
plying to coastwise vessels, will in
elude steam schooners and such car
riers that have not been included in
the Shipping Board's programme has
not been officially made known. It has
been expected - that the Government
would act shortly in bringing carriers
of 1500 tons into the fold of the Ship
ping Board, in which event it would
include all of those now in the lumber
trade between Northwest - ports and
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.;
ASTORIA. Or., Dec. 2S. Special.) The
tanK steamer Oleum arrived today from Cali
fornia, brlnglnir a cargo of fuel bit for As
toria and Portland.
The steam schooner Johann Poulsen ar
rived from California and will load 10O.00O
feet of lumber at Oak Point,, finishing at
The steam schooner Shasta -is en route
from San Francisco and will load lumber at
Wauna. Rainier, Kalama and St. Johns.
leaden with a capacity cargo of general
freight and carrying a large list of pssengers
from Astoria and Portland, the steamer
Breakwater sailed today for San Francisco.
Bringing a cargo of fuel oil for Portland.
the tank steamer wm. r Herrm arrived to
day from California.
SAN FRANCI8CO, Dec. 28. (Special.) A
eoal shortage for ships has come in the
wake of the southeast storm that raged
along the coast Christmas day and the
following days. The bad weather has de
layed barges being towed down the coast
and vessels in the harbor have not - been
bunkered as expeditiously as was expected,
several overseas steamers being held for coal.
The barkentine Kohala, which was sighted
near the lightship Christmas day and then
blown off shore by the southeaster, found a
favorable breeze today and came in close
once more. A tug went out in the after
noon to tow the barkentine into port. The
Kohala has a cargo of copra from the South
The Matson Navigation Company s steam
ship Governor was delayed in arriving from
Honolulu yesterday by the thick weather
out beyond the heads.
The San Francisco & Portland Steamship
Companri Beaver, from Southern Califor
nia ports, did not arrive as early as usuaL
The Pacific steamship company a Admiral
Farragut slowed down a bit coming down
the coast and threaded her way through
the fog Into the harbor this morning.
The Toyo Kisen Kalsha's Shlnyo Mani
sailed for Oriental ports today with a good
passenger list and a heavy cargo of Amer
ican manufactured goods.
COOS BAY, Or.. Dec. 28. (Special. ) The
steam schooner G. C. Lindauer, arriving at
10:30 this morning from San Francisco.
brought freight and 10 passengers. The
I.lndauer will ship a lumber cargo at the
Bay Park sawmill.
The steam schooner Martha Buehner. from
San Francisco, arrived this morning at 7:H0
for a load of lumber to be shipped at rxorth
Barge Johanna Smith, with a cargo of lum
ber from the Smith mills, missed the tide
this afternoon and will remain In the lower
bay until tomorrow.
The gasoline schooner Tramp will sail for
Wedderburn and Gold Beach .tomorrow, car
rying household goods and general mer
chandise. A movement was Inaugurated here by L. J.
Simpson to have all Government vessels con
structed here registered from Coos Bay.
Marshfield and North Bend Chambers of
Commerce are taking the matter up with
the Shipping Board.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec. 28. (Special.)
The steamer City of Seattle, from South
eastern Alaska at 4 P. M. today, was consid
erably behind her schedule, owing to fog and
snow. She had 1O0 passengers and a large
general cargo. Including ISO sacks of gold
concentrates and ti500 cases of salmon.
The Independent Steamship Company s
steamer Portland will go in drydock January
2, owing to her recent rough trip through
United States customs inspectors today fin
ished searching the mysterious Russian ship
Shllka, which still is held under guard at
Pier 5. Nothing of importance was uncov
ered in today's final search. The chief mats
of the Shllka declares that the master of
the vessel, while at Vladivostok, telegraphed
agents in Japan for 100,000 rubles, about
$10,000. to pay expenses of this trip. This,
he said, gave rise to the story that the
Shllka had $100,000 for defense of the
L W. W. 1
The steam schooner Bender Bros., owned
by Knaflich A Albert, is at King & Wing's
shipyard for general repairs and having new
engine installed. The steam schooner Kunice
of the same company also, tied up there for
Conferences of rail and water shipping in
terests of Seattle are being held with a
view to taking effective steps to relieve
congestion of freight held in this port. More
than 2500 cars of freight await shipment
here and an embargo on Oriental freight
until this is moved is now under considera
tion. Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Dec. 28. Sailed Schooner
Columbia River, for Australia: barge No. 01.
for San Francisco. Arrived Steamers Oleum,
from Port San Luis; W. F. Herrin, from San
ASTORIA, Dec. 28. Arrived at 8 and left
up- at 9 A. M.. steamer Oleum, from Port
San Luis; at 8 and left up at 9:30 A. M.,
steamer W. F Herrin. from San Pedro.
Sailed at 1 :30 P. M., steamer Breakwater,
for San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 28. Arrived at
9 A. M., steamer Beaver, from Portland.
Sailed at 2 P. M., steamer Ernest H. Meyer,
for Portland; at 5 P. M., steamer Daisy, for
SAN FRANCISCO Dec. 28. Arrived
Steamers Admiral Farragut, from Seattle;
Beaver, from Portland. Departed Steamers
Ernest H. Meyer, for Astoria; Queen, for
Seattle; Tahoe, for Aberdeen.
SEATTLE. Wash., Dec. 2S. Arrived
Steamers City of Seattle and Cordova, from
Alaska; Admiral Dewey, . from San Fran
cisco. Sailed Steamers Northland, for San
Francisco; Admiral Dewey and West Haven,
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 27. Sailed at 5
P. M-, steamer Rose City, for Portland.
DA1XY METEOROLOGICAL, REPORT.
PORTLAND, Dec. 28. Maximum temper
ature. 62 degrees: minimum temperature, AO
degrees. River reading. 8 A. M.. 16.1 feet:
change in Inst 24 hours. 1 foot rise. Total
rainfall (S P. M. to 5 P. M. ), 1.64 inches:
total rainfall since September 1. 1H1T, 18.06
Inches: normal rainfall since September 1,
IS. 63 inches; excess of rainfall since Sep
tember 1, 1917. 0.3.1 inch. Sunrise, 7:53
A. M.; sunsft. 4:H3 P. M. ; total sunshine,
none; possible sunshine, 8 hours, 42 min
utes. Moonrise, 5:11 P. M. ; moonset, 8:03
A. M. Barometer (reduced to sea level), 5
P. M.. 30.11 inches. Relative humidity at
noon, 89 per cent.
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STATIONS. S I 2 S fitats ot
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Baker 441 B2n. 131 . . SW Rain
Boise 48 60 0.1.11 4 B Rain
Boston .. 12 3S 0.02 24 NW Cloudy
Calgary -24 -10 O.uO . . SE Clear
Chicago 4 12 0. OS 24 NW Snow
Denver Is 211 0.00I12 NE Cloudy
Des Moines - 6 0.14 16 N Snow
Duluth .16 -111 0.00 .. SW Clear .
Eureka 04 02 0. 04 4S Clear
(;alveston .... 52 56O.0122fN Cloudy
Helena I - 8 2j0.12l 4NWSnow
Jacksonville .. 32 52(0.0010jN'E Pt. cloudy
tJunoau 12 140.0) . . E Cloudy
Kansas City... 2 6io.OO24N Snow
Los Angeles.,.1 r6 84iO.OO..W Clear
Marshfield 56 0410. 26 4S Cloudy
Medford 47 5l O.OO 41 NW Pt. cloudy
Minneapolis . . 22 -121O.OO 12XWIClear
New Orleans.. 4S 5210.00 8IN Cloudy
New York 20 36 0.00 36NW Pt. cloudy
North Head... 52 62 0.6438SE Rain
North Yakima. 34 42 0.0SI..I Cloudy
Phoenix ...... 3S 78 0.o..W Clear
Pocatello 42 S20.0412!SW Cloudy
Portland 511 6211.64 tqSW Rain
Roseburg .... 52 64ln.08l 4S Pt. cloudy
Salt Lake 42 54IO.OOI . . ISE Cloudy
San Diego 4S 72 0.00 . . NW Clear
San. Francisco. 50 640.O0..N Clear
Seattle 54 50. 46I20IS Rain
Sitka 20.0O. .ISW Clear
Spokane 38 400.44 4INW Cloudy
Tacoma 54 58 1.441 8iSW Rain -
Tatoosh Isl'nd 50 54 1.7S30S Rain
tValdez -14 -80.0O . . N Clear
Walla Walla.. 52 62i0.32los Cloudy
Washington .. 26 420.00J12NW Snow
Winnipeg -34(-18i0.00 6ISW Clear
tA. M. today. P. M. report of preceding day.
Portland and vicinity Rain; fresh south
Oregon and Washington Kam: moderate
T. FRANCIS DRAKE, Meteorologist.
TO STOP LOSSES
Protection Planned for Oregon
.' Product Policy Is Agreed
on by Conference.
BIG SAVING TO BE EFFECTED
By System Proposed Enormous Food
Crop of State, Normally Seven
Million Bushels, Will Show
Greatly Increased Returns.
Oregon-grown potatoes are to be
graded and inspected officially just sis
soon as the Public Service Commission,
through its grain inspection department
can establish the grades, district the
state for purposes of inspection and
formulate a schedule of inspection
Something of the magnitude of the
undertaking will be apparent when it is
considered the potato crop of this state
for 1917 was between 7,500,000 and
8.000.000 bushels. The normal yield for
the state I9 7,000,000 bushels.
This plan to have all potatoes grad
ed and inspected was unanimously
agreed to yesterday at a conference be
tween about 30 growers and dealers
and members of the Public Service
Commission at the offices of the Com
mission in the Courthouse.
Growers and Dealers Unite.
The hearing was arranged by the
Commission at the request of both the
growers and the dealers whose expe
rience has been that the Oregon potato
has been extensively discriminated
against in markets outside of the state
because of the absence of an official
grading before being offered the
W. B. Ayer, Federal Food Adminis
trator, addressed the meeting and
urged upon the conferees the urgency
of establishing and maintaining grades
for potatoes as well- as for other food
W. S. Hurst, an extensive buyer, re
lated that several shipments of Ore
gon potatoes had been rejected by Tex
as buyers on the flimsy excuse that
they did not come up to standard. Not
having been officially inspected and
graded by competent state authority,
he said, these buyers arbitrarily re
fused to accept the shipment and
forced the shipper to accept their own
terms in settlement.
Actual Losses Recorded.
As a result, Mr. Hurst said, instances
had been frequent in which the ship
per did not derive from the consign
ment his actual freight charges, whilo
at times he actually lost money on
Mr. Hurst, F. B. Kelly, E. E. Morri
son, Martin C. Larson, G. L. Daven
port and McKlnley Mitchell, represent
ing both growers and buyers, pointed
out that by a system of state inspec
tion and grading protection would be
afforded alike to the grower, the buyer
and the dealer.
As a result of the discussion the
merabers of the Public Service Com
mission agreed just as soon as the
details could be worked out to estab
lish potato grades for the state, pro
vide for the inspection of all potatoes
and, in order to facilitate the work, to
divide the state into districts to ex
pedite the inspection of all shipments.
Inspection to Be Obligatory.
It was agreed that the inspection
should be compulsory and that it
should be made at the loading point
where the grower delivers his crop to
the buyer for shipment.
On the suggestion of Chairman Miller,
of the Commission, a committee of
growers and buyers was appointed to
act in an advisory capacity and submit
recommendations to the Commission as
to the grades to be established, the
general plan of conducting inspections
and the schedule of charges to be made
The members of this committee,
which expects to make its report to
Oeorge R. Hyslop, of the Oregon Ag
ricultural College; W. I. Swank. of
Portland; E. E. Morrison, of Spring
field; Thomas I. Evans, of Troutdale,
and J. P. Iynch, of Gresham. Charles
E. Porter, chief grain inspector, is ex-
officio member of the committee.
, Industry Out In Force.
Yesterday's conference was attended
Tiy Public Service Commissioners F. J.
Miller. H. H. Corey and Fred G. Bueh-
tel; Fred A. Rasch, examiner for the
Commission, and the following growers.
buyers, dealers and shippers:
W. B. Ayer, Federal food administrator
for Oregon. Portland.
Simeon R. Winch, assistant food adminis
trator for Oregon, Portland.
Ueorge R. Hyslop, O. A. C, Corvallis.
Charles E. Porter, chief grain inspector,
F. L. Kent, United States Bureau of Crop
John F Larson, field agronomist, O. A.
F. B. Kelly. Weyl-Zuckerman & Co., Port
land. J. E. Burnett. Burnett & Son, Portland.
E. K. Morrison, Springfield. O.
W. H. Blair, dealer, Canby. Or.
Martin C. Larson, farmer, Beaverton, Or.
W. S. Hurst, W. S. Hurst & Co.. Portland.
Charles Kane, potato shipper, Portland.
F. N. Lasley, Corbett, Or.
J. P. Lynch, Gresham, Or.
S. M. Davis. Troutdale. Or.
T. L. Evans, Troutdale, Or.
M. M. Machey. Portland.
J. Ward Evans, Troutdale, Or.
A. L. Deaton. Portland.
Mrs. M. B. Smith, Portland.
Ole Olson, farmer. Hillsdale, Or.
C. ChriKtensen, farmer, Beaverton, Or.
O. L. Davenport, shipper and grower,
W. Hornecker, farmer, Gresham, Or.
McKinley Mitchell, dealer and shipper.
H. W. Lynch, farmer. Gresham, Or.
C. B. Buchanan, C. B. Buchanan & Co.,
Howard C. Belton, Canby. Or.
George H. Brown, New Era, Or.
H. I. Anderson, Portland.
W. I. Swank, Portland.
Plass & Sons, dealers and shippers, Port
land. U. S. Xaval Radio Reports.
(All reports for 8 P. M. yesterday unless
KLAMATH. San Fransisco for San Pedro.
25 miles south of San Francisco.
EL SEGUNDO, Portland for Richmond, 82
miles from Richmond.
HORACE X. BAXTER, Eagle Harbor for
San Pedro, 402 miles from San Pedro.
MULTNOMAH, Seattle for San Francisco,
11 miles south of Point Arena.
MEYERS, San Francisco for Portland, 54
miles north of San" Francisco.
QUEEN, San Francisco for Seattle, 46
miles north of Point Reyes.
RAINIER, San Francisco for Seattle, 290
miles from San Francisco.
(All reports made at 8 P. M. yesterday
unless otherwise Indicated.)
VICTORIA. Cordova for Seattle, 563 miles
west of Cape Flattery.
KETCHIKAN, left Ellamar for Latouche
on way to Puget Sound.
Shipyard Has mall Fire.
ASTORIA. Or., Dec. 28. (Special.)
A fire this afternoon that is supposed
to have started from spontaneous com
bustion destroyed a small building that
is used for storing oakum at the Mc
Eachern shipyards. A email quantity
On account of the large cir
culation of the "ANNUAL,"
which will be issued, as it
has been for many years, on
January 1, the closing hour
for receiving classified adver
tisements will be 6 o'clock
Monday evening. Get your
copy in early to assure proper
classification in this big issue.
of oakum was also burned, but the loss
was not large.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, Dec. 28. Condition of
the bar at 5 P. M., obscured; wind, south
east 3S miles.
Tides at Astoria Saturday.
l:.",2 A. M T.7 feetl7:36 A. M 3.6 fee'
1:06 P. M 9.4 feet8:15 P M -0.4 foot
TICKETS NOW SELLING j "
TUTrJTT T Broadway at Taylor.
tLlLilW Main 1 and A 1122.
SPECIAL - PRICE
LAST TIME TONIGHT. Rtl5.
Fair and Warmer
SIRE CI RE FOR THE BLl'ES.
A LA UGH FROM START TO FINISH
Tonight Sl.r.O, SI, 75c, 50c.
Mat. Today Last Time Tonight.
The scenic wonder of the age
THE TRAIL OF THE
Sat. Mat., 25c, 60c. Eve's, 25c. 50c, 75c
Note See the Old Year Out
With the Alcazar Players.
Midnight Matinee - December
31, 11:30 P. M.
Marry?" "Which One Shall I
AVON rOMEDT 4; HARRY GREEN AND
PLAYERS: Vivian Holt & Lillian Rosedale;
Gaudsmldt Bros.: Tyler & St. Clair; BERT
SWOB; ANNA CHANDLER.
Monday. Dec. 31, After Regular Night Show.
Extra! Charlie Diamond and His Hawailane.
MAT. DAILY 2:30
"THE BEASTS AND TKE FAIRY."
Marguerite and Her Trained Leopards and
FIVE OTHER BIO ACTS.
Three performances daily. Night curtain
at 7 and 0.
Mat. Dally, 15c. NiahU. 20c. 30c
We Pay All War Tax
Today and Tonlsht
"THE MUSTARD KINGS"
Next Weew "Whirly Girly.
Midnight Matinee, December 31.
FRIENDSHIP LODGE. NO.
1BO. A. F. AND A. M. Special
communication will be held at
Vincent Hall, Forty-third and
Sandy boulevard, this (Satur
Hflv) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Work in M. M. degree. Dinner served at
8 o'clock. By order W. M.
E. R. BOTSFORD. Sec.
OREGON LODGE, No. 101,
A. F. and A. M. Special com
munication this (Saturday) eve
ning at 8 o'clock. Work in the
M. M. degree. Visiting brethren
cordially Invited. By order of
LESLIE S. PARKER, Sec y.
PORTLAND CHAPTER. NO. 97.
O. E. S. Social Club will give a
dance and card party in their hall,
331 Russell St., this (Saturday)
1 evening, Dec. 29. 1917. .Admission
2."ic. Proceeds for Masonic Eastern Star home
fund. Cards and dancing o:ou. ah kj. c. o.
and friends invited.
EVA J. JAMESON. Sec.
CORINTHIAN CHAPTER. NO.
54. O. E. S. Members are request
ed to attend the funeral services
(I of our late sister. Helen Brown, to
be held at Hoiman s unaenaains
parlors, today (Saturday) at 2 P. M. By or
der ot W. M.
IDA M. Tt'RLAY. Sec. Pro. Tern.
CHAPTER. N. 14, O. E. S- Spe
cial meeting this (Saturday) eve
ning, 8 o'clock, East Eighth and
Burnside sts. Degrees. Visitors
welcome. Order W. M.
BELLE RICHMOND. Sec'y.
R. E. A. CARD PARTY, 500. AHsky Hall.
ad and Morrison sts., lid floor, this (Satur
day), J:lu; 10 grocery and chicken prizes.
Also this evening at ::i0, with 14 grocery
and chicken prizes. All welcome. Admis
W. O. W. All members are reausted to
attend the funeral of our late neighbor, G. F.
wodtley, at t inley s unaertaKing parlors.
Services. 2 P. M., today ( Saturday ) , De
cember 21). Fraternity Prospect Camp,
A RPvrTAL MEETING will be called to
day (Saturday), 12. noon, at I. O. O. S. Tem
ple, First and Alder streets, for all mem
bers of the Rebecca Relief Board. By order
Mary 1 . wnitney, rres.
EMBLEM Jewelry, buttons, charms, pins
New designs. Jaeger Bros 131-3 Sixth St.
FRIEDLANDER'S tor lodg emblems.
class pins and medals. 10 Washington sU J
the W. M
CLASSIFIED AD. RATES
Iaily and Sunday.
fame ad two consecutive times. .
Name ad three consecutive times 30
Same ad six or seven consecutive timet . . Ado
The above rates apply to advertisements
under "New Today" and all other classifica
tions, except the following:
Situations Wanted Male.
Mt uat ions Wanteds Female.
For Kent Kooms Private Families.
Board and Room Pr 1 vat e Fa mi lies.
Housekeeping Rooms Private Families.
Kates on the above classifications are 7
cents a line each insertion.
Serious errors In advertisements will he
rectified by republication without additional
charge, hut such republication will not be
made where the error does not materially
street the value of the advertisement.
The Oregonlan will accept classified ad
vertisements over the telephone, provided the
advertiser Is a subscriber of either phone.
No price will be quoted over the phone, but
bill will be rendered t be following day.
Whether subsequent advertisements will be
accepted over the phone depends upon the
promptness of payment of telephone adver
tisements. "Situations Wanted" and "Per
sonal" advertisements will not he accepted
over the telephone. Orders for one insertion
only will be accepted for "Furniture for
Sale," ''Business Opportunities," "Rooming
Houses" and "Wanted to Kent."
MORGAN" At her home, 741 Overton street,
December Mclinda E. Morgan, Oregon
pioneer of lS4-.". aged 72 years U months
18 days. Widow of the late A. H Morgan;
mother of Fred B. Morgan, of Portland;
F. E. Morgan and Mrs. J. H. McClement,
of New York City. Remains are at Hol
man's funeral parlors. Announcement of
JAR A At the residence. 367 East Ninth
street, Katherine Jara, - aged o!t years.
Notice of funeral later. Remains are at
the residential parlors of Miller & Traeey,
Washington at Ella street.
PROKOP At Salem, Or.. Dm:. 126. Arthur
Prokop, aged 3.5 years, beloved husband
of Hi Id red Prokop, of Multnomah, Or. ;
son of Mrs. Ernest Prokop, of Sumner.
Wash.; brother of Eugene Propkop. of
Sumner. Wash., and Mrs. J. Horst. of Se
attle, Wash., and Mrs. J. Cunningham, of
Seattle. Wash. The funeral services will
be held at the chapel of the Portland
Crematorium, 14th and Bybee sts., at
3 P. M. today (Saturday). Friends in
vited. Take Sell wood car for Cremato
rium. JOHNSON In this city. December 25. John
Johnson, aged 48 years, beloved brother
of Mrs. T-izzie Palo, of Astoria, Or.; Mrs.
Sophia Kurkinen, of Portland; Mrs. Sannl
Wooli, of Seattle, Wash., and Emmii
Duurl, of Astoria, son of John Duuri.
Funeral services will be held at 10 A. M.
today (Saturday). December 2!), at the
chapel of Mil ler & Traeey, Washington
at Ella street. Interment Multnomah
OliOAN In this city, December 25, Charles
William Oloan, aged 32 years, beloved
brother of Mrs. William Vaughn, of North,
Bend, Or. ; Mrs. J. H. Montgomery, of
Juneau, Alaska, and Bert, John and
George Oloan. of California. Funeral
services were held at 1:30 P. M. Friday.
December 28. at the chapel of Miller Ss
Traeey. Washington at Ella street. In
terment Lone Fir Cemetery.
COLEMAN In this city. Dec. 2. Mary
Green Coleman, aged 73 years, wife of F.
A. Coleman. The funeral services will be
held Monday, December 31. at 3 1 A. M.
from the conservatory chapel of F. S.
Dunning, Inc.. 414 E. Alder st. Frienda
invited. Interment at Mt. Scott Park Cem
etery. BROWN At the residence of her aunt. Mrs.
Frederick E. Cooper, SS8 Northrup street
Helen Lenette Brown, daughter of John
W. Brown, age 28 years. Funeral services
will be held from Holman'i undertaking
'parlors today (Saturday). December 29, at
2 P. M. Friends Invited. Services at the
DE STATA The funeral services of the lata
Antonletta De Siata will be held toda.4
(Saturday), at 2 o'clock P. M., at the St.
Michael's Church. 4th and Mill sts. Friends
invited. Interment at Mt. Calvary Ceme
tery. J. P. Finley &. Son. directors.
WODTLY The funeral services of the lat
Gottfried F. Wodtley will be held today
(Saturday), at 2:30 o'clock P. M. at the
residence establishment of J. P. Finley
& Son, Montgomery at 5th. Friends in
vited. Interment at Rose City Cemetery.
THOMAS Dec. 26. Nicholas Thomas, aged
40 years. Funeral services will be held
at Dunning & McEntee's chapel today
(Saturday), at 1:30 P. M. Friends Invited.
Interment Multnomah Cemetery.
PORTLAND MARBLE WORK3, 24-26 4tH
St., opposite City Hall. Main 3064. Philip
Neu A Sons for memorials.
THIRD jT MADISON 3TREET
FUNERAL D IK ROTORS.
Edward Holman, Pres. tV. J. Holman. Sec
J. K. Werleln, Treas.
THE EDWARD HOLMAN
THIRD ST., CORNER OF SALMON.
A Modern Spacious Family
Boom With Private Entrance.
Phones Main 507. A 1511.
Perfect Kmreral Service for Less.
MILLER & TRACEY
Independent Funeral Directors.
Wash. St.. bet. SOth and 21st. West Side.
Main 2U1. Lady Assistant. A 7885.
J. P. FINLEY A SON.
Progressive Funeral Directors.
Private Drive Woiien Attendants.
MONTGOMERY AT FIFTH.
Main U. A 1590.
;ust 54. Lady Assistant. C 316
WILSON & KOS3.
Funeral Directors, Inc.
Multnomah at Seventh Street.
ER1CSON Residence Undertaking Parlors,
12th and Morrison sts. Main 6l:W. A 'SJ.io.
DUNNING & McENTEE, funeral direct
ors, Broadway and Pine street. Phone
Broadway 4:t0. A 4."."S. Lady attendant.
V. S. DUNNING. INC.
THE GOLDEN RULE UNDERTAKERS.
414 East Alder street. East 52, B 25-5.
BREEZE & SNOOK B,a
MR. AND MRS. W. H. HAMILTON Fu
neral service. 1D73 E. Gligau. Tabor 4813.
P. L. LERCH, East 11th and Clay streets.
Lady attendant. East 781. B 1388.
AT? TiolloT Pn Eaat ls8- O1088
KjJ. r,y2 Williams Ave.
SKEWES UNDERTAKING COMPANY. d
and Clay. Main 4152, A 2821. Lady attendant.