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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TIITJRSDAT, '. JUNE G, 1918.
10 VIEW ECLIPSE
jChances All In Favor of Unre
stricted Observation of .
'PHENOMENON VISIBLE HERE
Portland Sky Gazers Will . Notice
First Encroachment on Disc
of Sun at 2:S8 Satur
It seems fitting: that there should be
signs and portents In the skies, ere
the shadow of the moon blurs and
tlots the good old sun and Portland
was entirely in the mood to believe
these augrurles had arrived when the
being: visible only from a point of
totality, the slgrht that is in store for
Portland is worth quitting work to see.
Earth's Appearance Weird.
"As the moon advances further and
further across the sun," writes Pro
fessor Henry Morris Russell, In the Sci
entific American, "the light fades, and
It seems like late afternoon. Then, as
the light from the edge of the sun dif
fers In quality from that of the sun as
a whole containing a greater propor
tion of red and less of blue the land
scape and sky take on strange and un
earthly colors. The darkness Increases,
and during the last minute before to
tality the whole world seems to darken
like a train entering a tunnel
"Observers with. a clear view west
ward may see the shadow coming, ob
scuring earth and' sky, with enormous
speed. It reaches one's station the
sun has vanished and it Is dark. In a
moment one begins to realize that it is
not pitch dark, but like a moonlit
night. The brighter stars are visible,
and all around the horizon where the
sun is still shining undisturbed 50
miles and more away there seems to
be a bright twilight.
"Almost beore the watcher has time
to take these things in, a brilliant
speck of light appears on the moon's
western edge, and grows In a moment
to a narrow but dazzling crescent. The
sunlight returns and totality is over."
Corona Pozzies Savants.
What Is the corona? It is the center
of all interest to astronomers who ob
serve the solar eclipse, and even they
do not know. For the corona is a
baffling quantity. It is the spectrum
of the sun's atmosphere, of course, as
revealed at the moment of totality, but
Rotary Club President Says
City Could Provide for
1000 More Families.
MUCH ROOM NOW NOT USED
Investigation of Housing Problem
to Be Continued, Together With
Allegation That Some Own
ers Are Profiteer! rrjf.
Following the action of the Rotary
Club at Its Tuesday meeting in start
ing an Investigation of alleged prof
iteering In rentals. President C. B.
Waters, of the club, yesterday heard
from many citizens eager to aid in
providing accommodations for new
change. Representatives of the Emer- !
gency Fleet Corporation also have vis
ited Portland to look Into -the matter
and it has been found that the hous
ing situation here is favorable. In
case of actual profiteering In rents
there is the power of the Government
to commandeer houses for occupancy
by persons engaged in necessary in
dustrial work for the Government, and
in that event occupancy would be al
lowed at a rental that would give a
reasonable return on the Investment.
Many Complaints Are Made
President Waters received informa
tion yesterday from a number of per
sons who are tenants in homes on
which the rents have been advanced
far above the former rates. In on
Instance the tenant said he had origi
nally paid $18 for a house, several ad
vances bringing it to $30. and that now
he is notified that he will have to pay
$40. For another house, formerly rent
ed at $23. the owne. demands $45 a
month after the end ef the present
month. These and other complaints
are to be investigated to ascertain the
value of the property and what rental
should be charged to give the owner
a proper income for the property.
LEGGAT ISJWT DESERTER
Summons From Board Failed to
Reach Draft Registrant.
ALBANY, Or., June 5. (Special.)
Henry Le great, who failed to report
here last week when summoned on the
selective draft, is not a deserter.
Leggat registered In Albany and
later removed to Portland. The notice
MAP OF UNITED STATES SHOWING PATH OF ECLIPSE FROM ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC.
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IM4LI. FIGURES ACCOMPANYIXG THE BLACK LINE SHOW HOUR. BY STA NDARD TIME (OKE HOUR EARLIER THAS DAYLIGHT-IATI1VO TIME) AND
Dl'RATION AT EACH POINT. -BAKER, OR, WHENCE U. S. NAVAL OBSERVATORY PARTY IS TO VIEW ECLIPSE, IS NOT SHOWN ON THIS MAP.
BUT WOULD BE JUST WEST OF WEISER, IDAHO,
orb donned a Jaunty halo yesterday
and wore It until sunset.
"What Is It?" was the burden of the
telephonic bombardment that Weather
man Wells sustained In his perch in the
Whereupon he replied, with patience
that strove against the somewhat sultry
1ay, that the ring about said sun was
In nowise a John the Baptist to the im
pending eclipse, which Is scientifically
scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Fair Weather Probable.
Aboitt all the prophecy the phenom
enon carried was that similar condi
tions, if they continue until Saturday's
big show, will mar the greater spectacle
of the solar eclipse. The chances are
two to one. however, that Oregon, at
least In the Baker district, will have
un unrestricted view of Old Sol's en
In Portland, where thousands of sky
gazers will seek apartment-house roofs
and nearby hills to observe the eclipse,
the first contact of the moon's shadow
with the sun's disc will take place at
2:38, new time, and the maximum of
. darkness, when the degree of totality
will be 99 per cent, will occur at 8:58.
The shadow will slip, free of the sun
at 6:11 o'clock. Approximately seven
minutes later these events will take
plaoe above Baker, where the special
' lsts will be decoding the heavenly
message. Totality at Baker Is due to
arrive at 4:06.
Baker City now is looming like the
capital of the country, being directly
in the path of totality, and having ex
eeptlonal climatic advantages In ad
It is the blue reaches of the Pacific
that first catch the shadow, which
plunges into the ocean about 600 miles
south of the southernmost point of
Japan. In proof of the simplest trade
route to and from the Orient, It selects
the mouth of the Columbia River as an
entrance to America, passes Just north
of Portland, directly over Denver, Colo,
and Jaokson, Miss., and enters the At
lantlc from the Florida peninsula, at
Orlando, Fla. The shadow leaves the
world near the Bahama Islands, three
hours and ten minutes after first hav
Ing reached it.
While the corona Is the supreme
spectacle and enigma of the eclipse,
Its constituents are riddles to the wise
The gaseous constituents of the co
rona, they complain, are not always
present In the same relative propor-
ttons, ,and It is a phenomenon that re
fuses to stay put when complete
analysis of its Identity is undertaken.
The United States has not witnessed
a total eclipse of the sun since that
of May 28, 1900, and both the learned
and the laymen are anxious to have a
go at it. brief though it is to be.
Next in the schedule of solar events
s the total eclipse of Mar Z9, 1919,
which is to be visible In West Africa
and Brazil. The period of totality in
this future instance will be greatly
superior for purposes of study, as the
sun will.be completely obscured for
six minutes" as compared with less
than two minutes for the current performance.
Manager C. A. Flnley, of Council
Crest Park, has offered the use of that
point of vantage, highest In the vicin
ity of Portland, to the public on Sat
urday afternoon. No admission will be
harged. Council Crest is 1200 feet
above the city and commands an un
obstructed view of the country for
miles, affording an excellent point
from which to view the eclipse.
The Portland High Bchool Teachers
Association will go to Hood River Sat
urday. June 8, to see the eclipse of the
sun. They will leave the city on the
regular local train at 7:30 o'clock in
the morning and return by the evening
train, arriving at 7 o'clock. All friends
of the teachers who wish to go with
them should call Francis Curtis at his
home for further information.
DOCTOR GIVES RECIPE
FOR GRAY HAIR
Well-Known New York Physician Gives
Recipe for a Home-Made Gray
A. li. Paulson, M. D., who has prac
tlced me"diclne In New York City for
many years, gave out the following
recipe for home-made gray hair rem
edy: "Gray, streaked or faded hair can
be Immediately turned black, brown or
light brown, whichever shade you de
sire, by the following simple remedy
that you can make at home:
"Merely get a small box of Orlex
powder af any drug store. It costs
only 25 cents and no extras to buy.
Dissolve it in one ounce of water and
comb it through the hair. Full direc
tions for use come in each box.
"You need not hesitate to use Orlex
as a $100.00 gold bond comes in each
box guaranteeing the user that Orlex
does not contain silver, lead, zinc, sul
phur, mercury, aniline, coal-tar prod
ucts or their derivatives.
"It does not rub off, is not sticky
or greasy and leaves the hair fluffy,
It will make a gray-haired person look
twenty years younger." Adv.
SCIENTISTS AWAIT BIG EVENT
Ideal Conditions for Eclipse Obser
vations Probable in Baker.
BAKER, Or., June 6. (Special.)
All the colors of the rainbow," it ap
pears, has not the same meaning for
those who have seen the corona of the
sun and those wno have not had that
experience, according to the Govern
ment scientists in the eclipse party.
All colors of the rainbow by no means
Includes all colors of the wonderful
corona, as several hundred tints and
shades have been counted in that most
wonderful of spectacles.
It remained for the arrival of Dr.
Howard Russel Butler, of Princeton, N,
J., to make known the fact that this
phase of solar study alone brought hlra
3000 miles. His presence here is for the
sole purpose of making a special visual
observation of the solor corona for the
purpose of getting a reproduction' of
Dr. Butler is here as the guest of
Edward D. Adams, a prominent finan
cier and business man of New York,
former president of the Northern Pa
cific Railway. Assisted by his grand
son, Kempton Adams, of New York, he
will make a special study of coronal
lights and colors during the eclipse.
witn almost cloudless skies prevail
lng as the date of the eclipse draws
near, the astronomers believe that they
made no mistake in choosing Eastern
Oregon as the place from which to
make their observations. Conditions
the past few days have been almost
perfect for astronomical work and
spectroscopic photography and the
scientists have been trying out their
cameras and spectroscopes almost
nightly with most satisfactory results.
This evening for the benefit 'of Baker
people unable to visit the eclipse sta
tion while it was open to the pnblio,
Dr. S. A. Mitchell, director of the Lean-
der McCormick observatory, at the
University of Virginia, gave an Illus
trated lecture embodying a lesson in
practloal astronomy and a travel talk
on his trips to the far corners of the
earth in his research work, illustrated
with slides made, from photographs
taken by cimseii. - ,
residents attracted ny the call of local
After discussion with city officials
and others President Waters' declared
that in his opinion homes could be
provided for from 1000 to 1600 fam
ilies in Portland by the use of spare
rooms in homes rooms that are not
necessarily or profitably used at pres-.
ent and that could be . made available
as housekeeping rooms. The Investi
gation will continue. .
'It should be remembered." said Mr.
Waters, "that the men who are coming
to work In the shipyards and other in
dustries here are of the best type of
American citizens. They are the crafts
men of the towns and cities of the in
terior and are accustomed to good
homes.. There are many homes where
the young men have gone Into military
service, and where upstairs rooms could
be fitted up for newcomers with slight
alteration and little expense. This
seems to me one means for meeting
immediate housing needs. We must
make the best possible use ft the
homes we have.
Inveatlsratlon to Continue.
Investigation by representatives of
the Rotary Club of allegations that
some property owners are profiteering
in. rentals will be continued through
out the week, and a report to the club
at its meeting next Tuesday is ex
pected. It is declared that as a gen
eral thing there is no inclination on
the part of owners of property to
charge excessive rents. Many houses,
it Is said, were rented for several
years at rates that left the owner no
Information on this matter has been
sought by the housing committee of
the Chamber of Commerce 'and the
rental bureau of the Real Estate Ex-
calling him to service was sent to
Portland, but in the meantime he had
removed to The Dalles. A friend read
In The Oregonlan. that he was listed as
a deserter and called Leggafs atten
tion to the matter. Leggat straight
way went to the office of the County
Clerk at The Dalles and that official
telephoned to the exemption board
Since a substitute took Leggat's
place on the recent call he will not be
sent on that call, but will go with the
contingent called for June 24. -
PORTLAND MAN APPOINTED
Arthur 31. Cannon Principal of
Pendleton nigh School.
PENDLETON, Or.. June "6. (Special.)
Arthur M. Cannon, of Portland, has
been elected principal of the Pendle
ton High School for the coming year,
succeeding Harry T. Drill.
Mr. Cannon, who came to Portland
from the East, was for three years prin
cipal of the Couch school In Portland
and previous to that was for four years
head of the Holladay school. Portland.
He Is highly recommended as a school
man. He has been In the Insurance
business in Portland for the past year.
Robertson Britain's Commander.
LONDON, June 8. -As a temporary
measure, it was officially announced
tonight. General Sir William Robert
son, chief of the Eastern command and
former chief of the Imperial Staff, has
been appointed to command the forces
in Great Britain.
No Medicine- Chest
Its Family Laxative
From the baby to the grand parrmts a food laxative is the
lk.imi y medicine in the little ills. It wards off serious
sjclrrtf and saves doctor's bills. Many a cold has been pre
vented from winning into giippe and pneumonia by fts thnsiy
Many a racking headache has beenaicldy dHsps.Vid by Jfc.
And it is a laxative rather than a drastic cathartio or purgative
that should be in every family medicine chest, for a laxatfvs
can be osed at all i
Thousands of rood American tsmiTiss have for :
a quarter century used a combination of simple laxative herbs
with pepsin known to druggists as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepein. It is a laxative-tonic that acts on the bowele and
tome nh. Infants take it with ptsfect safety, and it is equally
effective for grownups.
Grandparents are now seeing their sliflih sn give It to their
It is excel tent for an the reunly
matter how chronic, indigestion, wind
heeds ches. djsueusia and similar iDs.
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about their reputa
tion for good
groom ing who
care about secur
ing the utmost in
value for- their
money, will find
were built for them
T here's style
and service in
and are priced as
low as clothes of
good quality will
All - Wool Fabric
$20 to 57i
Straws & Panamas
Corbett Bldg., Fifth and Morrison
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Why We Say
Keep Your Feet
SO teriout is the con
dition of America's
feet that the New York
State Department of
Health recently issued a
bulletin calling, attention
to the prevalence of de
formed feet caused by
ii arrow, pointed shoes.
The bulletin says:
"All these painful con
ditions of the feet will
cease if broad shoes with
straight inner edges are
worn. " Educators "let the
feet grow as they should. "
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eator shoe nnless stamped
EDUCATOR on the sole. There
osa be r protection stronger
then this trademark, for It maeas
that behind etei T pert of the
shoe stands rssnensihle bsu
Mbn, Women, Criidum
by BJoe A Hetobiae, Iat.
Knight. Shoe Co.
Morrison, Near Broadway
Carter's Little liver Pills
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Colorless or Pale Faces ,3? "T f
a condition which wUl be greatly helped by Waiter S 1X011 1 lllS
How He Quit Tobacco
This vatartva. &. XL
Umiibirt, was addlctad
tO lh (ICU41T u ol
tobtcco Cur mavay yr.
U wevntd to quit, but
neld Mtaithinf io
Urn larnd of a fr
book tbtvt tlln avbout to
baveco habit and bow to
conquer it quickly, eu
liy and aaioly. In a
rcot lotior ho writes. I hav bo doslro for
tobacco any mors. 1 feel like a aew roan-
Anyone desirlns a copy of this book on to
bacco habit, smuklna; and chewing;, can set
It free, postpaid, by wrltlns; to Kdward J.
Woods. Ib21 B. Btatlon E. New York City.
You will bo surprised and ploaeod. Look for
Auiatar nerves, itronftr heart, better dlvee-
I tUon. Improved syealffht. Increased vigor,
ionrsf 'If srd ether dva'lagM U you quit
(vaUoslnc yourself. Adv. ,
Stop Itching Eczema
Never mind how often you have tried
and failed, you can stop burning, itching
eczema quickly by applying a little temo
furnished by any druggist for 35c Extra
large bottle, -$L00. Healing begins the
moment zerao is applied. In a short time
usually every trace of eczema, tetter,
pimples, rash, blackheads and similar
skin diseases will be removed.
For clearing the skin and making it
vigorously healthy, always use temo, the
penetrating, antiseptic liquid. It is not a
greasy salve and it does not stain. When
others fail it is the one dependable treat.
Stent for 6kin troubles of ell kinds.
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