Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 14, 1918, Page 6, Image 6

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    TITE 3I0RXIXG OREGOXIAN. TUESDAY. 1 MAT- 14, 1918- ..' .
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XI A. M. te 11 P. M.
Better Wages Paid by Private
Employers Is Making It
Hard to Retain Good Men.
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trrualion Particularly Bad In Police
and l ire Bureaus, Well as In
Some Departments Requiring
Trained Technical Men.
The city face the serious problem of
competing with private employers for
competent men without being able to
rfer nearly as good a wags scale, ac
cording to a statement Issued yester
day br Mayor Baker In behalf of the
measure to be on the ballot at the
special city election Friday providing
aspeclal J-mlll tax to provide funds
for war emergencies.
The city's service has lost hundreds
f man, the Mayor says, and is power
loss to stave off the resignations be
cause of lack of funds to Increase wsge
calea The situation Is particularly
' bad In the police and fire bureaus, he
says. He urges that the public sup
port the measure which has been sub
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able means of keeping the city service
vp to any sianaara 01 tiucunt).
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The Mayor's statement follows:
The city's fire and police bureaus,
as well as some of the departments
reaulrlnf trained technical men. face
the very serious problem of having to
retain competent men at salaries oe
low what is paid by private employees.
The reeult has been that the city has
lot hundreds of nood employes and
more axe leaving as better offers pre
ent themselves on the outside.
"The city administration Is handi
capped in its effort to atave off this
disintegration of its department by
reason of Inability to provide any ad
dltional fund lo provide for increase
In wages so that the city service will
afford an attraction to competent men
and women.
"To overcome this difficulty and to
provide money for many war eraer
gency propositions which arise con
stantly the Council has submitted to
the voters a measure to be voted on
Friday giving the Council the authority
to provide next year for arf additional
one-mill tax levy. It Is Important to
the welfare of the city that this meal
tire pass.
PvatcetJaa la Xarw Iaaarattve.
The fire bureau has 1ot somewhere
dear 1(0 men In the last 12 month
and the police bureau has lost a great
number. Including some of the best
men. We have had to go Into the
labor market to obtain new men and
xave been handicapped by reason of the
fact that we could not offer them
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"At no time has good fire and police
protection been so Imperative ss now
under war conditions, and with so
many new industries In the city. It is
a problem which f.ices the people of
rortland. and it is their duty to heed
the emergency and approve the plan
we have presented to them as the only
polbl solution of this problem, which
Is the problem of the entire city as
well as the city administration.
"Comparison of the clty'a payrolls
show clearly that city employes are
paid leaa than are employes perform
ing comparable service for private em
ployers. In short, our. wage scale Is so
low that we cannot compete with pri
vate employer for competent men and
we have no money available to Increase
our acale unless the voters will au
thorize it.
"For these reason I nrre the voter
to give their approval on Friday to the
measure providing a special one-mill
tax during the period of the war to
provide funde for war emergency pur-liosea."
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Wasco lloltl IMcnlo.
rUFT-R. Or.. May 1 J. (5p-ial.)
The annual Industry club picnic for
Wasco County was ild Saturday at
Tygh Valley under the direction of
County ' School Superintendent Bonny.
Patriotic addresses were delivered by
ir. unsey. or Portland: U B. Harring
ton, of Ortcnn Agricultural College
Tx)u Smith, of the O.-W. R. Jk N ; Jilsi
fllan. of Oreron Agricultural College
fiergesnt Christie.' of the Canadian
Xorcee, and John Robertson, of Dufur.
Sunset "The Masque of Life";
Charlie Chaplin. "The Tramp."
Liberty Marguerite Clark, "Rica
Man, Poor Man."
Majestic William Far num.
"Hough and Ready."
Peoples Billie Burke, "Let s Get
a Divorce."
C o I u m b I a Alice Brady, "The
8tar Vivian Martin. "Unclaimed
Goods." -Globe
Louise Huff and House
Feters, "The Lonesome Chap."
JIany IHminutlve Stars.
The t five-foot favorites of fllmdom
would furnish pony ballets for all the
musical comedies on Broadway If they
could be engaged for that purpose.
look over the list of diminutive
screen stars, and you II agree that
there are compensations for not being
tall, aside from being able to sleep
comfortably In a Pullman berth. Isn't
It significant that two of the most
popular artressea In the world Mary
rick ford and Marguerite Clark are In
the five-foot, class? Far from being a
handicap, brevity of stature has con
tributed towards the success of these
and many other stars of the silent
L. K. Eubanks, of Picture Play Maga
zine, has gathered the following height
statistics: Marguerite Clark, four feet
Inches: man Martin, five feet:
Mary Miles Mlnter. Are feet two Inches;
Mabel Normand. Ave feet: Ruth Stone
house, Ave feet; Violet McMillan, four
feet nine Inches: Dorothy Uish, Ave
feet "plus"; Bessie Barriscale, Ave feet
wo Inches; Louise Huff, Ave feet
'plus"; Fannie Ward, Ave feet
inch: Bessie Love, Ave feet one and
one-half Inches: Madge Kennedy, Ave
feet two Inches; Olive Thomas, Ave
feet two Inches: Viola Dana, four feet
1 Inches: Gladys Leslie, five feet;
Knld Markey, Ave feet two and one
half Inches; Margarita Fischer, Ave
feet "plus."
It Is Interesting to noes that the
majority of the small girls mentioned
re comediennes, though most of them.
of course, play roles that are often
serious. But It takes height for trag
edy and "vamp" things. For Instance,
Theda Bar a. Pauline Frederick. Alice
oyre, the Tattn'.dge Sister. Alice
Brady and Mrs. Vernon Castle.
Burke Fans Aid Bed Cross.
Read TfrW article, par Adv,
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requires a shots of
comfort and style.
STYLE marks your
good taste.
good sense.
Both attributes are
present in the ulti
mate degree in
efficient man's
The Ralston House
in Portland.
The other dsy Rilllg Burke sent her
heck for 140 to the Red Cross. That
wasn't the largest check she sent In by
ny means; but it meant the most. It
represented the amount of money sent
o ber In very small sums from 10 cents
to SI. by persona, mostly children, who
have written her In the past few weeks
for autographed photographs. She fig
ured that she received from 25 to SO
request each day. and In retarnins; the
pictures Inclosed a little note asking
that the recipient send ber such a sum
as be or she could spare to devote to
the Red Cross. One little girl In Lin
coln. KekV. sent ZS S-eent stamps and a
two-weeks" allowance from her father.
A little boy sent ten pennies In an en
velope and they were so heavy It cost
nearly that to send them but of course
he never thought of changing them to
one piece for the ten. as there mast
have been a sacrifice In every penny.
Miss Burke received a splendid letter
from the Red Cross thanking the kid
dles through her. -
Farnuru Likes Fights.
There Is nothing that appeals more to
William Fsmum s heart than a rood.
clean, square boxing match. Mr. Far
num. the star of the new production,
"Rough and Ready," la always present
at every pugilistic exhibition of Im
portance that Is held anywhere near the
city In which he happens to be. Mf.
Farnum's prowess In the rugged, man-to-man
screen encounters Is far-famed.
Farnum can handle a pool or billiard
cue with the same ready skill that he
can a stage cue. He Is a devotee of
the game.
I'm not a Willie Hoppe." he con
fides, "hut I've got hopes, and you
can't arrsst a man for that."
Mr. Farnum Is also an adept at
bowling. "Unfortunately." he says. "I
mads a strike with the first ball I ever
hurled, and of course I've never been
able to live It down."
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Aspirants Get Tryout.
World lectures have determined to
seek out new talent for their produc
tions and for thto purpose, have set
aside one afternoon a week to try out
applicants and making final selection
Tbs applicants are tried out by the
various directors to test their qulck
neas of perception, their ouecesa In de
picting emotions and grasp the essen
tials of a scene. Then they are given
a test, in other words, the directors
put them through their psces before
the camera, so as to determine whether
or not they register well.
Recently at one of these tryout. SS
young ladles were given a trial. Of the
1$. six developed enough ability to war
rant screen tests and of the six two
were hired for work in new pictures.
Screen Gossip.
Marlon Davles, stage beauty and mu.
ical comedy star, mads one picture.
Runaway Romany, and It must have
she will devote her entire time to the
studio hereafter. In her second pic
ture, "Cecelia of the Pink Roses," the
supporting cast Includes George Le
Guere and Harry Benham.
The Educational Fllma Corporation
Is to produce a seven-reel photoplay,
"The Romance of Coal." Within a fic
tional story will be shown every phase
of the industry. Including the'relatlon
of the American coal fields to th
world war and the success of th
Do you remember that little mongrel
(tag in the Chaplin picture, "A Dog's
Life"? The canine died while Charli
was away on his liberty loan tour.
A negro mammy 114 years old will
be seen in an early Mae Marsh pic
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Since Loa Angeles adopted a new
studio .ruling requiring the presence of
mothers at studios when children are
posing before the camera, the cost of
several productions has been material
ly Increased. Fox played host to 30
mother for many days during th
making of the Farnum subject, "Riders
of the Purple Sage."
Back In the old Lubin days there
used to be two Huff girls playing in
that studio, Justlna and Louise. Jus
Una married, leaving Louise to uphold
the family- name. She's the same
Louise who has appeared In so many
pictures with Jack Pickford.
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Jewel Carmen says she has re
nounced ill rights to the title, "The
Dresden China Girl," since the war.
The Fox publicity Is open for augges
Ed F. Roseman, the well-known
"heavy," speaks with authority on the
subject or screen fights. As Red Ike
in "Rough and Ready," as Lew Bara
beau in The Sign Invisible' and as
Butch in "The Blue Streak," he has
bad experience. The best .fights, he
says, are always fakes. Real blows
don't alwaya register and real blood
Isn't as effective as fake blood. More
over, the psychological effect of a fight
In a room where furniture Is upturned,
articles knocked down, things smashed
In general. Is always much greater
than one out in the open with only
the blue sky overhead.
William Courtlelgh, Jr.. who died re.
eently In New Tork, a victim of pneu
monia. Is survived bv his wife, Kthel
Fleming. He was playing at the time
In Lou-Tel legen's "Blind Youth." II
last film was "By Right of Purchase,
with Norma Talraadge.
Mack Sennett's
A Bowling Alley
Symphony, in
which everybody
gets balled out.
A few helpful hints to press agents.
or a few gaga that haven't been used
for a,few weeks: The Vamp from the
Pyramid of the Sahara (all our near-
vamps for some time now have hailed
from Russia): the daughter of an old
Chicago fambly going Into pitcbera aa
xtry girl; the popular Blank star
who In the "fight scene" walloped the
professional heavyweight so hard he
was unconscioua for 10 minutes.
Chet Franklin, one of the famous
Franklin boy, who directed "Jack and
the Beanstalk" and the other big Fox
kiddle pictures, has been called by
Uncle Fam. Before leaving Californi
for American Lake he married Ruth
Darling, well known In film circles.
William Hinckley', who died the lat
ter part of March in New York, was
very well known to STeen followers.
He was a Chicago man. born in 1S94,
and educated at Northwestern Univer
sity. He made his stage debut at 15
In a Denver stock company, and later
appeared In stock at St. Louis. During
his stage career he supported Char
lotte Walker. Amelia Bingham. Marie
Doro, Hattle Williams snd other stars.
Hinckley deserted to the movies snd
played In many of the old Majestic and
Reliance photoplay. with Dorothy
Giah: he had Important parts in the
Fine Arts productions, "The Lily and
the Rose," with Lillian Glsh, and "The
Children In the House," with Norma
Talmadge. Later he did "The Ama
zons." with Marguerite Slark, "for Fa
mous Players,
It has, been reported that Henry
Walthall has deserted Paralta and
signed with D. W. Griffith for Art
craft productions.
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Goldwyn has two new leading men.
Rodrlque La Roque will be seen with
Mabel Normand and Clarence Oliver
with Madge Kennedy. This leaves Tom
Moore with Mae Marsh.
G. M. ("Broncho Billy") Anderson has
leased a studio in Los Angeles and will
soon . be making two-reel .western
dramas. Sounds like old times.
Triangle lost a half dosen of Its cow
boys recently. They enlisted in the
Highways Being Repaired and New
,.' Grades Constructed.
(Special.) The greatest improvement
In the county, roads, apparent for a
number of years, has been wrought In
different sections of this district In
the past few weeks. The highways are
being repaired and new grades in a
number of Instances have been con
The Fort Klamath road on the east
side of Upper Klamath Lake, roads in
Poe Valley and Latigell Valley under
the supervision of recently appointed
district supervisors are undergoing a
thorough overhauling and n our' are bet
ter than they have been for a long
Stanfield's Lieutenant Hot "Worried
MARSHFIELD. Or., May 1J. (Spe
cial.) Jack Guyton, campaign assist
ant to R. N. Stanfleld. was la Coos
Bay for the purpose of plugging some
holes in the Stanfield fences. Several
attacks were made on Candidate Stan
field's defenses and it appeared there
had been breaches made which needed
repairing. Mr. Guyton said he did not
Ind the situation demanding any spe
cial attention and he looks for a heavy
majority in Cooa County for the East-
rn Oreron man.
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He has the experience and ability.
He Is a tried and true executive.
(Paid Adverilaemeat. Wllllaea Adama,
Sua City Hall.)
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;Tax Payers, Attention!
The expense of the Coroners of
fice for 1915 was $5,851.93, for
1916 $5,080.02, for 1917 $8,844.42.
Why elect incumbent with such
an increased expenBe witnout in
crease in efficiency?
Vote No. 121 X
on ballot for Coroner,
Republican candidate for Coroner.
He has had four years' experience
as Coroner for Spokane, Washing
ton 100 per cent American citizen.
He will perform the duties of Coro
ner in an efficient manner at an
expense not to exceed that of 1916,
saving you thousands oi dollars.
He is obligated to no special inter
est bat the interest ef all tax pay
ers, all the time.
(Paid Aavertiaenest, C, 8. Hadson,
sua etca uiam-i
There is a close relationship between
the war and the Senatorial contest in
Oregon. Here is how it works out:
Congress is loaded to the guards
with lawyers, but war is now a busi
ness proposition, and the Government
is appealing to practical business men
to help. No one has heard of the Ad-'
ministration sending out a call for
corporation or constitutional lawyers,
as they are a drug on the market. The
men who have the "know how," the
men who have rubbed shoulders with
real, hard work, men like Hurley,
Schwab and others who have come up
from the ranks of the toilers, are in
demand. War is not conducted in a
law library or a swivel chair it calls
' for work, hard, grinding, gruelling
work, and plenty of it.
Republican voters of Oregon have a
choice between two men: Robert N.
Stanfield, farmer, stockraiser and
business man, and his opponent, a
lawyer. .
Which do you think the Government
needs most at Washington in its war
problems the practical, efficient,
. self-reliant business man, or the cor
poration lawyer with a career punc
tuated by soft political jobs, to which
he was in every instance appointed?
Which of these two candidates is
best , equipped to render genuine
service to the Nation?
And when the reconstruction period
comes after the war, as come' it must,
which is qualified to tackle the prob
lemsthe man who has met and solved
the problems of life on the ranges and
in the business world, or the man
whose career has been on cushioned
This is a bigger question than one
of mere partisanship, for it affects, in
a measure, the successful conduct of
thewar and the trying period which
will come afterward. Oregon can
again show its patriotism and will to
win the war by nominating and elect
ing Stanfield.
At the same time there is a political
aspect to the primary contest. It is
worth the consideration of every Re
publican voter, who has a regard for
party. The Republican primaries is a
family affair for Republicans. The
Republicans are not attempting to dic
tate to the Democrats, but the specta
cle is presented of a Democratic boss
"butting in" on the Republicans with
all the assurance of an over-lord and
demanding that Republicans vote for
Stanfield's opponent, who happens to
be the friend, protege and appointee
of the Democratic boss.
AND Republicans can rest assured
of this:
TROL. The history of Stanfield's opponent
discloses that while Stanfield is 100
per cent Republican, his opponent is
a 50-50 per cent Demo.-Rep. And
wrhile Republicans are picking out a
candidate in their own party why not
select theman who is Republican all
;the time?
.' If Oregon wants results and not
press-agent stories, Stanfield 'is the
man. When Stanfield is Senator he
will get results and not try to "film
flam" the public by posing for motion
picturesand capitalizing soldier boys.
(Stsrsfleld Senatorial Leagae,
Paid Advertisement.
203 Northweetern Bank
Building, Portland, Oregon.)
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Sam B. Martin
. ForBe-election .
" Republican
(Paid Advertisement by 9. B. Martin,
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Wm. A. Dalziel
For Labor Commissioner
What the Orearon State- Federation
of Labor Saya About Hint
"Dalziel is a machinist and is now
Deputy Commissioner: has been
successful In keeping peace between
tne employers ana men ana is well
thought of br those with whom he
comes in contact" .
(Paid Advertisement br R. V. Frost,
6Z; 43t S. JQ.
For County Commissioner
Philo Holbrook
His long service as County Sur
veyor and Commissioner qualifies
mm to give an etliclent, economical
and business administration ot coun
ty affairs.
(Paid. Adv. by Holbrook Campaign
t on. Court bouse.)
been a success, for she asaounceg tbat