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TIIE 3I0RTNG OKEGOXIAX,
TntrnsDAT, February 14. 191s.
- LAUGHTER TO TEARS
: JS LAUDER'S GAMUT
Scotch Comedian Moves Big
Audience at Will From
k . Joy to Sorrow.
: MESSAGE OF WAR GIVEN
Yadville Art Close-s "With Stirring
. Appeal for Patriotism and Verbal
ehaklDS Tp as He TclU of
, . UclJi.-bncss of Han.
BT Ij:nxE CASS BAril.
i Tl mrrtrai of the fittest Is always
Inspiring, la spit of or. perbsp. be
.reus of a bold. bd, oh. inmallmM,
ry. very bad band of self-admitted
corrct Imitator, and a nobl hrother
lhod of Hebraic. Irish and Kngltsh
N-f l, not forgetting Klsl JanU and
'Ortia Hoffmann, who also Itnltata him.
Hrrr I.uder la atill th fittest of
then all and has survived.
fcemetimes I am forced to believe
-that ba has never aeen anr of his 1ml
-later. Hence, his survival. Tha only
.tima 1 wish 1 weren't Irish la when I
.sit. bounded en north, east, west and
south by the a. otch. Thn I'd give
eooai to be Scotch. Coo. and 1 wouldn't
. gi a thtstla to which one of the nin
thousand clans I batoned. Just so It
enabled me to yip and yell and hollar
i m wr ya. jiarry.
. Of course, this big-llttl-Lauder man
an International personage and wa
all have quit as much rlcht to rip
uni yell and holier. -Wert wr ye,
-Harry, bmi," as If thistles and Annie
I.auri and ys hanks and braes aal-
-loped all over our family scutcheons.
.ttut wnen it comes down to cassa It
-can't ba dona. I never felt so out of
aeeXlaaa CUee fe Rmrt.
- JTsrrr Lauder la ScnteH mnA er
jnd Is close to his heart, and Its pee.
pie are hia people. Whew he aincs
bout the -wee hoes amanr the
-heather" It waa his hoos and his
neacner as suns about, and the wee
boose and the heather that lived In the
.memories of his kins-folk who, as I
wuuuea vs non-scot on
- .ine comedians out of ten. famous
.th world over, would -uat stolidly
.m iitmrgi- upon the b.itk of a
"splendid solid success until Time top
. fled them over. Harry Lauder does
He Is always a sheer, xhlliratlng
. delight. We can hear our own deep
guffaws and gurgles, at his antics, and
find our owa fuse tired from being
stretched la wide grins.
Aa a spectacle of a comedian sway
ing a house on a syllable, or aa arching
"of a rot; Is h eye. or a knowlnc confi
dential closing of that same roglsh eye.
Marry Lauder la notable. The audience
"roars at his droliones and rocks when
-be rravely chides us for anlggrin'
- ngvi mere.
HARRY LAUDER TELLS SOLDIERS
OF PRUSSIAN FRIGHTFULNESS
Kaiser Declared to Be Enemy of Cod, Beyond Pale of Aught bat Human
Hate Barbarities of Germans Isolated.
Aadleaee Taeaht alas;.
He even bad as singing accordlnc to
eur own vocal lights. It was a bonn
ballad about "TV A" Co Heme the Bam
,ay. with a touch of Au!d Lan
"rn In It. and after the cheery
l-aujer Bad coaxed us and retted us
.bit. and made fine fun of eur first at
'tempts, and gibed us a bit. he Ju
reacoeo out over the footlights an.
hypnotized us. as Svcngall did Trilby.
;w were all Trllbya and warbled with
-Marry Bvengall Lauder.
Lift the roof off.- he yelled. -The
Booee dlnna belong to ma
ll sans; for us a sailor aona that
marcea or renin- seas and whit-
-They aay a aatlor has a wife
.'every port." he said In that little con
"versatlonal speel he puts Itno each
sons;. "Wall 1 ask ye. Isn't that bet-
tsr thaa bavins 'em all punched la one
II sans; a rollicking lover ditty about
marrying 'airy en the fifth of Jan
uar-r-r-y. AH the r"s In that title
ae relied and trilled dallghtafully.
fatvleMe Seace "ess.
TTe cave us a saury ballad about the
""Vagrl or the Kilt." and two brave,
"big sns;s of patriotic flavor. "The
I.ads Who Fought and Won.- and hi
newest composition. "Marching with
th President from the North. South.
r-ast and n est.- He closed his part o
the programm with aa appeal for pa
triotism, and a thunderous verbal
sbaklnc ef our shoulders to awaken
us to the "h-l ishnos of the Hun."
Harry Lauder has seen, and knows.
Ills only lad Ilea buried on the battle
Seld. He does not make capital of his
personal grief. He does not tell ef It.
He pleaded for he.p for th boys who
wi:r need It. the hurt and maimed and
blinded, when the war Is over.
Just as his quaint songs moved ua to
laughter, his story ef -over there'
"moved us to deep emotion.
There wss another part to the pro-
- ittmn. vaudeville of aa excellency.
It was truly good and we knew I
but we waited throug It for Harry
-Just as we eat the funny black olives
and Blanched almonds and queer cock
tails and odds aa dends of food fcefore
they br'.nr the bis; turkey
SYNDICATE IS FORMED
.TAxcocvrR r. to take over
rKASCIIMlt r CLl'B.
- Irsi Tama Over lateveat ffer
Steekheldere Have OptJea to
X rarrhase at SleaWO.
TANTOUVER. B. C, Feb. 11. Bob
- Frown, owner and manaeer of the Van
couver club ef the 1'actnc Coast Inter
.aatlonai tiaseball Leac-u. until this
yar the Northwestern League, has an
.Bounced the organisation of the Van
couver Baseball Syndicate, through
which th baseball followers of this
city will take ever his franchise, play
ere aad equipment.
Brown wtU turn his Interests over to
the syndicate for the nominal sum of tl
and it will have aa option, to purchase
them outright at any tiro befor next
October 1 for I1J.0OO. The stockholders
ef the syndicate, a large number of
local fans, wtll elect officers and direc
tors. Brows will contlnu as manager
If his services ar wanted.
For Initial expense th! Spring a
fond ef between IJvOv and II 000 will be
needed, and already pledges for about
it par cent of the amount required have
Large Cougar blot-
CHEHALI3, iVsh, Teh. l!.-eSpe-rlal.
Hcott Mullens today delivered
the largest cougar hide ever turned In
at the Lewis County Auditor's office,
receiving !-" bounty. The animal
measured over nine feet from tip to
tip aad waa shot from a tree after
serieusly Injuring one of Mullens dogs
la. a UrUlia battle. .
BT BBX HUB. LA MP MAX.
AUTTLE man. fearlesa of front,
whos eyes twinkle right merrily
behind glasses shrewd, good is.
tured eyes, that maks friends at
single glance. The years have taken
their toll la baldness alone. Be Is sturdy
as any lad of SO years. In his brown
sceK-coat and the plaid kilt.
Soldiers of Oregon and the North
west, waiting for the word which sends
you to France, where Marry Lauder's
son gave to England tha supreme sac
rifice tula Is Harry Lauder.
At noon yesterday, and for an bou
before. . ancouver Barracks poured
steady stream of olive-drab through
tli entrance of the lleillg Theater.
until each aeat was held by a soldier
officers and men who came to hear
Harry Lauder speak of the world war.
1'ipers skirled shrill airs of tha high
lards, their shakoed heads nodding
with the brave vehemence of the tunes.
The drummer. In bis leopard skin
twirled his wrists to tha thunder tha
ran through tha old airs. Then they
swung I Tlpperary." to "Marching
Through) Georgia,'- and to "Yankee
Poodle.- with an accompaniment of
There was Harry, stsndlng befor
them, as the last piper filed Into th
wings. Ho twinkled at thrm. stepped
forward, and raised hia hand to check
the apflause. They wer silent befor
the men who hsd given his son to
the common cause. 11 Jested with
I hope yru don't wsnt me to sin?
sr.d dance for you today," laughed
Harry. "I hop yon are not all Scotch.
tor a rVotrhmtn always wants some
thing fnr nothing, and usually gets it.'
The soldiers laughed with him.
l ittle ef the Ceeale la Hie Address.
But there was little of the comic In
the swift, moving address thst fol
lowed, aad. fr all that ha gave. Harry
Lauder got good meaaure in return
fnr llm and aciln they shouted their
approval or capped his vehement convic
tion with outbursts of hsnd-clappinff.
From the Scotch comedian's adrcs
to the soldiers of ths Northwest, stand
forth two integrsl factors tbst It Is
high privilege to fight for freedom.
and that hatred, consuming and im
placable, is the due of the Hun until
victory Is achieved for democracy.
Well, now." began Harry, with the
burr of Scotland clinging to his talk. "I
have been on this Coast for three
week, and I have met nothing ele
but an absolute, immediate response.
in expecting the same thing touiy.
"I'm awfully glad my audience is
composed mostly of soldiers, because
am her to add my word against
anything and everything that Is going
to Impede victory for the United stales.
All along the line I have Insisted that
the soldier shall have all the assist
ance the civil population can give him.
-Yet, farther from the battle front,
have found a spirit of carelessness.
We want to be inoculated with the
serum of sscrlflce. W want to re
member today that w are citizens of
great Nation, and that you are wnat
your forefathers mads you freemen!
Does the word not inrui your na
asked. -It does me to know that 1
freeman and that J will never
n any degree bow to Prussian military
rule! No man should lose his liberty
but with his life. If there Is a nation
that should fight for liberty. It is the
United States, because that Is your
tars ef Liberty FelegHsed.
At the entrance to America, said
Rurr. stands a glgantlo figure of
promise the Statue of Liberty repre
sentative of all that America, offers
in opportunity and Ideals.
-Men." he charged, -don't - let yon
big statue crumble down Into tha sea!
Liberty is th best word In any lan
guage. Liberty consists of respect for
the rights of others."
He made a parable of an experience,
a talk ha once had with a life-prisoner,
whose sentence hsd been commuted,
and who saw, for the first time, the
prospect of fields and watsr. and open
places, beyond the walls of his prison,
because hia liberty wss before him.
-But the dull gray walls we stand
behind today." said Lauder, "are walls
of cannon cannon of ths allies and
behind those gray walls ar tha bst
and bravest men the world haa avsr
Lamplighters of freedom, nremen oi
civilisation, are we in tne great war.
declared the comedian, holding a trust
so high that the children of men who
fall, of men who return, will feel
pride In th sacrifice of their fathera.
-So that wnsn gornu"
after us," he aald. "tner win oe ui.
w.iir erect, with smiles on their
faces, and say. Ky dad lit that lamp.'
Aye. and -you're nremen. wa
vEorld ta on fir. Men. maae no
of putting that fire out! Put
aa black as night!
A sweat Made to Men of Henna.
rvn't let na bs war-wearv. hoys
k. rmA hia voice vibrant. i ne man
that stays at home, aa well as the sol
dier, has a great responsioimy nana-
iwr his shoulders. Hi nss asaea
you to go and defend him. and he must
look after you. .
We mustn't take out our nana rou
and ssv. 'I'll see what I can oo.' An.
no! We mustn't see what wa can do
w must do! Do our best, our very
best. When a soldier la oraerea over
the top be doesn't say. Wll. I'll ses
what I can do. Ah. no! h doa It
and ha can t do any mora loan lay
down bis life. ,
-So. I tell them, when you r asaea
for a war necessity, doit teas out
your roll and look at U: don't meas
ure It by the lives of splendid men.
Because God Is a God of Justice, and
he will see us through!"
In the Scripture, eaid Harry lamer.
his voice tsklng on nw tenseness. Is
an admonition to lovs thy neighbor.
ie did not wish to declare nta aisoe-
ief In it. an excellent commandment.
but ha asserted that some were os-
yor.d th pale of love, human or divine.
Xes. men. out 1 oeiieve mat uwi
does not expect us to love bis sne
mies" exclaimed Harry. "If the Kaiser
.n't an enemy of God I, oon t Know,
Ss wa won't lovs the Hun. Well take
him on bls"evtdence, and well risk the
rest. . .
-The Kaiser Is no friend to anyoooy.
Whan a man ceases to respect his fel
low man I don't see how he can have
anv respect for God Almighty! I don't
see it- Its impossiDie is
Kaiser Is going down to th Tery
depths of abomination.
Merry Prevail with (ho nam.
-The wake of the Hun la abominable
desolation!" he shouted. "11 knows
o mercyl No mercy prevails with to
Hun. I often wonder does ha expect
ta rt any when the time comes
Where there were villages In l-ranoe
there Is no longer any habitation.
nothing but waste and ruin to mark
he spot of harPT homes, said Harry.
Hs had seen them, hsd marveled, as
hs hated, at tha thoroughness of devastation.
"Tha towns don t exist today,- na
said. -They have been wiped off th
faco of th earth as clean as ths floor
standing on. Ths Hun knows no
merry! Thoso beautiful little villages.
from 1000 to svOv people, wiped off
ha face of th earth. Th Kun knows
There waa a soldier whom he met
a hospital, related Harry a young
soldier whose terrible face was hidden
n bandagea. Hs had asked the soldier
how hs received his wound, la a cap-
i candle, the boy had found a fountain
pen, and had placed It In his pocket.
A week later he bad sat down to write
to hia mother, to tell her that all was
well with him.
" 'And when I tried to unscrew th'
pen It blew the half of my face away.'
was ths explanation that Harry re
"Now, men." he urged with earnest'
nss, tnt Is th enemy you re up
against. He knowa no mercy. And
when you r ever there, and In a Ger
man dugout, should you see a fountain
pen. oon I touch ltl Son t touch any
Driving Nail Killed 72.
As he passed through ons captured
trench, related Lauder, his coat caught
on a Ball and tore th fabric. "Thl
very coat 1 have on," he amplified.
Turning to an officer, he asked why
the nail waa not driven In, out of
"Oh. no," tha officer declined. "We
did knock one in about two weks ago,
Just over tha line there, and we buried
of our men.
-There Isr't anything too hellish for
the Hun. exclaimed Harry, as he cau
tioned against nail driving In captured
trenchea, "The Hoche." the Frenchman
calls him. I call him the vandal, ths
rsper of women, the murderer, de
stroyer of old men and boys.
Vhen you are over there you will
e. as I did, little boys with their
right hands cut off. And when you
ssk them who did it they will tell you
tne Oermans did, snd when you ask
them why. they will ssy: '6-"o I will
never be able to lift my hand against
I used to alt by the fire and talk
with my lad. before his voice wav
ered. "before he went bark to the
renches sgaln." I asked him to tell
me of these things, these unbelievable
Before Harry Lauder's son went back
to the trenches, to die gallantly, he told
he father of the fate of 40 captured
men of the Black Watch, butchered
before his eyes. Taken In a nisht
raid, they were stripped and forced to
land In nakedness through the chill
hours till dawn.
Herrlhle Massarre Related.
"In th gray dull of the morning."
said Harry, "the Germans told them
hey could go back to their own
trenches again. They crawled through
he barbed-wire, torn and lacerated.
hose brave men. 1 know of nothing
more fiendish than German barbed-
lre. Halfway across No Man's Land
he Germans opened with machine guns
nd mowed down every one!
'Lnd. my son said to me, 'it was
awful sight. 1 helped to bury
What are yon going to do. men?"
e challenged. "You are going to leave
his building with the resolution that
you will buckle on the sword, and you
will stand at attention every moment
of your Uvea until th bugle sounds
the blast of peace!"
He charged that tha estrangement
of England and the colonies was
brought about through the reign of a
Prussian Prince on the throne of Great
Britain , liun. he termel King George
and that Prussian propaganda had
served through many years to keep
hatred against the motherland alive In
the American heart.
Spirit of Revolution, Prevails.
"The spirit or the Revolution pre
vails today," he declared, "the same
spirit. You ar revolting against the
Prussian propaganda had poisoned
America for long years, declared Lau
der. "with one arm around your neck,
coddling you, stabbing you In the back
with the other."
Ha apok of German rifles burled In
American soil, asserting that a large
cache had been uncovered not long ago
the murderous Instruments intended
to repay American friendship and wel
come. -Bows on rows ot them, those guns,
burled In American soil," charged Har
ry. "Who put them there? Your neigh
bor! O, yes, he's a very nice man. O,
yea, be'a a German; you've known him
for JO years. What fnr did your nlee
elghbor do this? To kill your wives
nd your bairns!
By God. men!" he exploded, "there
Isn't anything too hellish for the Hun.
He knows no mercy! He has shown me
no mercy, and. by God, he'll get none
from me, either!"
Cod Thanked for President.
For a space the speaker was silent.
trembling, looking down upon the
throng in uniform. Then he said:
"This I do know, that this country,
the United States of America, had to
be guided by a noble mind and a steady
hand to come Into this world turmo
today." With raised hand he held back
"It took a steady hand and noble mind
to guide this Nation through the perili
of - Prussian propaganda. And we, who
appreciate the circumstances, than
God today for President Wilson." The
storm of applause broke.
"I'm glad because my son was
soldier." said Harry simply. "Im glad
because I know that he did his duty.
"There are three D's for the soldier
to guard against. The first Is deser
tion, the next is dirt and the third Is
disease. Guard well against these
three D's and give every attention to
the other D drill.
"Give your officers your concentrat
ed attention, because an officer can'
be a Rood officer If he hasn't a good
platoon. And I believe, I know, there
Isn't an American officer who would
ask a soldier to do what he wouldn1
Hope of Meeting Agala Expressed.
"I may have an opportunity to meet
you again, when you go over there.
hope you'll have a safe journey across
and that I shall meet you again.
Then Harry Lauder sang a lively-
bit, written when he saw the first
American troops in France, something
to the effect that "We re going to do
our verra, verra. verra best, from the
north, aouth. east and west.
They brought him to his feet again
nnd again, and -he smiled at them af
fettlonately as -he said:
I know you haven t a thing to do
hut sit there and clap all day. But
I've got to work this afternoon. So
111 say good-hye to you. boys, and may
the good fortune of battle b with you
when you get across.
H stood - at salute as tney rose
to their feet, those hundreds of Amer
ican boys, cheering him.
SUGAR SAUING AIMED AT
CATERERS1 ASSOCIATION WILL FOR.
TO REMOVE DANDRUFF "j
Get a small bottle of Danderin at any
drugstore for a fw oants, pour a llttl
Into vour hand and rub well Into th
scalp with th finger tips. By morning
most, if not all, of this awful scurf will
have disappeared. ' Two or thre appll
eatlona will destroy every bit of dan
druff ; stop scalp Itching and falling hair.
CHILD GETS SICK.
Look at Tons-tie I Then Give Frnit
Laxative for Stomach,
California SjTup of Figs "Can't
Harm Children and
They Love IL
Keeping Sugar Bowls Off Table :
Objected to aad Special Dispen
aatloa Is Granted.
A committee was appointed by the
Portland Caterers Association at a
meeting yesterday afternoon In the
Portland Hotel to draw up three sets
of rules for th use of sugar. One
set of rules Is to apply to restaurants,
another to hotels and the third to cafe
The caterers have agreed upon uni
form compliance with every provision
of the Food Administration's recent
schedule of orders except the one re
quiring them to keep sugar bowls off
the tables. W. B. Ayer, Federal Food
Administrator for Oregon, has granted
a special dispensation in th matter of
sugar to allow th caterers to reach
aa agreement. This committee will re
port back to the association next
The caterers yesterday adopted a
standard card to be hung in tha win
dow of all restaurants that are com
plying with the rules laid down by th
Food Administration. These window
cards will be distributed by the asso
ciation to restaurant proprietors in ex
change for a pledge to observe the
rules. Restaurant patrons will be
urged to patronize only those places
displaying the official card of th as
Will M. Cressy, on of
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Wilson's four-minute men, addressed
the meeting yesterday, and recited a
poem of his own composition, entitled
"That Little Red Flag With Its One
The restaurant men are having de
signed a folder to be placed on every
table, which will contain the Federal
Food Administration's rules for food
saving. The front page of the folder
will be taken up with a carton bear
ing the legend "Ar you worth dying
for? If so, what sacrifice are you
AMERICANS ARE WOUNDED
Field Artillerymen on French Front
Victims ot German Shells.
WASHIXGTOJf, Feb. IS. General
Pershing today reported Sergeant Sam
uel R. Roper, Passlac, N. J., and Jrivate
Schuyler M. League, of Jefferson, Tex.,
President fiel dartillerymen, severely wounded on
February 11. Corporal William F.
Taylor, field artillery, of Alio, Scotland,
was slightly wounded on the same date.
Private Arthur C. F. Schoenfeldt,
field artillery, of Laren Wis., was
slightly wounded on February 8.
General Pershing also reported the
death from natural causes of Privates
John F. Perreria, Mission, San Jose,
CaL, and George E. Edwards, Torring
Chehalis Divorce Suit Filed.
CHEHALIS, Wash.. Feb. 13. (Spe
cial.) Sadie Ritter filed suit in the
Lewis County Superior Court today for
a divorce from R. L. Ritter. The Rit
ters - were married in Cowllts County
six years ago. Failure to provide is
alleged in the complaint.
Wife of Editor Succumbs.
THE DALLES, Or., Feb. 13. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Katherine Anduss Cut, wife
of Henry Cue, editor of The Dalles
Optimist, died suddenly thin morning
at The Dalles Hospital of complica
tions resulting from an operation for
the removal of a tumor, performed
about three weeks ago. The funeral
will be held Friday afternoon from the
PORTLAND LYCEUM COURSE
Friday Evening, February 15.
Single admissions 55, 83
Seat 6ale Sherman, Clay & Co,
February 14 and 15.
lfothar, yoor child I tan t naturally
cross and peevish, tee If tongu Is coat
ed: this Is a sure sign the little stom
ach, liver and bowels nd cleansing
When listless, pal, feverish, full ot
cold, breath bad. throat sore, doesn't
at. sleeep or act naturally, baa stomach-ache,
diarrhoea, remember a gentle
llvr and bowel cleansing should al
ways b th hrst treatment given.
Nothing equals "California feyrup ot
Figs'' for children's Ills; give a tea
spoonful, and la a few hours all th
foul waste, sour bll and fermenting
food which Is clogged In the bowels
passes out of tha system, and you bav
a wall and playful child again. Ail chil
dren love this baxml. delicious "fruit
laxative." ami it never falls to affect a
good "inside" cleansing. Directions for
babies, children of all ages and grown
ups ar plainly on th bottl.
Keep It handy In your hum. A llttl
given today saves a sick child tomor
row, but gat the genuine. Asa your
druggist for a bottle of "California
Syrup of Figs," then see that It is made
tured, Coma Aurout. It. tftitttl by th "Calliornia irig Syrup Company.-
Tacoma and 10-Cent Fare
What does it cost? ,
That's always the first question a merchant asks before he fixes the price at which his goods
should be sold so that he can make a living. He also determines very carefully just what it
costs him to run his business.
But, these are two fundamental things which the public never seems to worry about when it
fixes the price it shall pay for Public Service notably streetcar service.
There are, however, two rather striking exceptions to the foregoing statement right here in
'the Northwest, one in Portland and one in Tacoma, both relating to the price of streetcar rides.
Here in Portland, the Public Service Commission of Oregon, after exhaustive investigation,
decided that a six-cent fare was just and necessary if our Company was to continue to give the
service demanded by the public and keep out of the bankruptcy courts.
Over in Tacoma the situation is somewhat different.
The" City of Tacoma has for several ygars owned and operated a municipal carline.
Recently it became necessary for the City of Tacoma to build an extension of that line to tap
a new and rapidly growing industrial district, a short distance beyond the city limits.
The city built the extension, completing it a couple of weeks ago. But, it found that it cost
tremendously more for the labor, the materials, the supplies, equipment, etc., than it ever did
to build a similar stretch of track before.
And, when the extension was completed and it came time for the City Council of Tacoma to
decide what the rate of fare should be on this extension, it was found also that it would cost a
very great deal more to operate and maintain that line than it would have done before the war
and high cost of everything hit everybody.
So, what did the City Council do with this Municipal Ownership line? It sat down like a lot
of business men and figured out what it would cost to furnish service on this line and by unani
mous vote decided that the cash fare should be 10. cents straight, and that the commutation
ticket rate should be.T1 cents per ride.- .
The City Council-voted the 10-cent cash fare on the new line and the people of Tacoma who
needed the service, when they found out that it was' going to cost the city 10 cents for every
passenger carried, accepted the situation, and they are paying that rate of fare. .
And, they get a ride'of only 5 miles for their dime. This is less than half the distance from
First and Alder to Lents. . V
- And, they haven't threatened to recall the City Councilmen, or oust the Mayor, or abolish the
Public Service Commissioners, or to look, to the jitneys for salvation.
Yet, there are a number of persons here in Portland who have threatened just such things as
that to "get even" with our Company. for no other reason than that the Public Service Com- .
mission has found that we cannot give adequate service and pay our men decent living wages
and keep our property ; solvent without charging a six-cent fare.
PORTLAND RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER COMPANY