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tut: mohning .oregoniax. Saturday, jtjne 8, iois.
-DRIVE TO START OH
Help Specialists Will Meet To
day in Annual Session at
LABOR, WAGES, ARE TOPICS
Officials From Washington and Del
egates From All States of West
Will Be Sn. Attendance
Problems of farm labor, which are
closely allied with feedingthe Army
and the allies and with winning: the
war. win be discussed today in Port
land, when the Western division of the
Farm Help Specialists' Association, of
the Department of Agriculture, will as
semble at its annual conference. The
sessions will begin this morning; at
10:30 in the Portland Hotel.
M. O. Evans, supervisor of farm help
specialists in 11 Western states, and
C. I. Christie, assistant secretary of
agriculture, are in the city to meet
with the conference, and E. V. Wilcox,
agriculturist of the office of farm man
agement, of the Department of Agri
culture, is expected to arrive early this
Mr. Evans left Portland six weeks
ago and has made a tour including
California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado,
New Mexico, Wyoming and Idaho.
Crop Condition Average High.
He .reports that general crop condi
tions seem to strike a pretty high aver
age. Crop prospects on dry land In
Colorado and New Mexico are very poor.
There is also some shortage of water
for irrigation in those states, due to
light snow in the mountain districts.
Utah, south of Salt Lake, is pretty
dry, but the northern part of the state
shows up well. Dry land conditions
in Wyoming and Montana are better
than for the last two years.
There is practically no surplus of la
bor anywhere. Mr. Evans says. By or
ganization to the highest possible de
gree, and by the community co-oper
ation possible in many localities, the
harvest can be taken care of pretty
well, it is believed.
G. F. Thometz, farm help specialist for
Idaho, arrived from Boise yesterday.
"Idaho will have a larger general
crop production than last year. by 25
per cent, said Mr. Thometz.
Yield to Be Best In Years.
"The American Falls district with
200,000 acres in crop will harvest the
best yield for years. The northwestern
part of the state has not such good
prospects on dry land areas. It is esti
mated the fruit crop will not exceed 10
per cent of a normal yield. The Boise
valley will have the best fruit crop
of any part of the state.
Eepresentatives will be present at
today s sessions from Colorado. Nevada,
Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho. Wash
ington, California and Oregon. The
Portland Chamber of Commerce, the
National Council of Defense, the Labor
Commission and the Federal Employ
ment Association will be represented.
Plans for the session have been per
fected by J. W. Brewer, local farm
help specialist. Harvest labor will be
among thd topics discussed.
At noon today the representatives
will be entertained at luncheon by the
Chamber of Commerce, and this after
noon they will be guests on a tour of
tne (joiumDia iiignway, taking advan
tage of their visit to view the eclipse.
21 GET DEGREE OF til. D:
OREGON MEDICAL SCHOOL, HOLDS
George Fortmlller Recrlvea Medals,
Many of Clans Enter Service
of Their Country.
Twenty-one candidates received the
degree of Doctor of Medicine at the
graduating exercises of the University
of Oregon Medical School held last
night at Central Library Hall.
Frederick V. Holman made the ad
dress of the evening on "The Relation
of a Physician to the People" In which
he said that no profession stands higher
tnan mat ot medicine.
"You graduates are merely beginning
your proiessionai career," he declared.
"You must advance. Leave no stone
in research work unturned. To be
euccesslul requires strenuous appllca
George Earl Fortmiller was present
ed with the Anatomy and Saylor med
als, given by the faculty of the Medical
school for high scholarship. Dr. S. E.
Joseph! made the presentation sneech.
President P. L. Campbell conferred
the degrees and presented the diplomas.
An orchastra under the direction of
George J. Jeffery contributed musical
selections which were encored.
Sixteen members of the class have
entered the service of their country
and are assistant surgeons in the
united States Naval Reserve.
Those receiving diplomas last night
Frank Jeffery Clancy, John J. Darby,
John Boradhurst Karrior. George Earl Fort!
miller, Ira Earl Gaston, J. Carlos Ghormley,
Edward Joseph Jasper. J. Dale Jewell,
Russell Keiser. Richard Percv T.anrli
tieorge W. Montgomery, Kathryn Rueter,
Clarence William Shannon, Robert Bell
femalley. Eugene P. Stolnmetz, Herbert
Leonard Strong-. Dennis S. Swart, Douglas
noimw warner. .cjsteua t. Warner, Randall
. wnite, Kaipn o. young-.
NEW TARIFFS ANNOUNCED
Revised Railroad Rates for Soldiers
Presage- General Rise.
Evidently presaging general pasaen
per rate Increases to be put into effect
by Director-General McAdoo; of the
railroads, came a message yesterday
irom vvasnington to tne Adjutant-Gen
eral's office, naming the new rates to
be effective next Monday in the move
ment of newly Inducted soldiers.
The message Informs draft officials
that the rate to be charged for trans
porting soldiers in regulation coaches
will be 3 cents a mile. The soldier
rate in tourist cars is to be 3 cents
and that in standard Pullmans Is an
nounced at 3 1-3 cents per mile. The
tourist cars or Pullmans are always
specified for the soldier boys travelin
longer distances, when available.
Senate Passes Montana Bill.
WASHINGTON, June 7. A bill by
Senator Myers, of Montana, to authorize
the Secretary of the Interior to make
allotments of mineral land in th
Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Mon
tana, repealing laws prohibiting dls
posal of the land was passed today by
the senate and sent to the House.
AMY LEAH DENNIS IS STRONG
Although Not Physically Qualified for Actual Warfare, Actress Says
Women of America Have Serious Duty to Perform at Home.
BY LEONE CASS BAER.
f-pjODAY I had a letter from a girl
I inena in my home village or
Wllkesbarre, Pa., in which she
voiced through several pages consider
able exultation over the" fact that an
other girl whom we both knew has
enlisted as a soldier in the Army."
Amy Leah Dennis tinkled the Ice in
her tea and frowned. At least, she
would have tinkled the tee If It hadn't
een such a huge piece of ice and so
little tea. I guess they're Hooverizing
on tea, too. and heaven only knows
what us girls will do then.
Anyway, Amy Leah Dennis thumped
the chunk of ice in her ellxn glass and
frowned. The frown had naught to do
with the tea. It was brought to her
pretty face because she didn't exult
with her letter writing friend over a
girl being a soldier.
xi isn i tne pusmess or women to
o actual fighting." said Amy Leah.
Not in this war or any other war.
Women haven't the strength or the en
durance physically to drill and march
and then engage in combat. God never
made a girl for fighting and nature
never planned our sex to engage in
hand-to-hand warfare. But women
can aid In the war quite as much as
American Soldiers Ioved.
"Every soldier over there or over
here needs his backers. Every soldier
boy and sailor boy needs his seconds,
as they call the helper in a duel, per
sons who supply him with fighting
material and care for him when
wounded. That is what we women are
for. The actual fighting can be done
by the wonderful men we have, but
the courage or mercy and the fine
heroism of Patience are quite as vital
I S. TO GET 6 SHIPS
Portland Steel Yards' June
Record Will Soar.
PREVIOUS RECORD DOUBLED
Shipyards of Oregon District Now
Distribute $8,493,800 Among
32,8 50 Employes Tonnage in
"Water Is Nearly 500,000.
Portland builders of steel vessels will
deliver six completed steamers in
June, one of them having already been
turned over. The Western City, which
was done Thursday, is to be followed
by the Western Wave, which will be
delivered today on her return from her
endurance run. The showing for this
month will be twice as great as any
previous month for finished ships in
The first wooden steamer, the Wasco,
has been delivered to the Government
and leaves today. She will be followed
by others in rapid order, now that ma
chinery installation is progressing, and
about the time more wooden vessels
are being finished next month there
will be fewer steel carriers ready, ow
ing to a change in type at one yard
and the fact only one of the others
will have hulls ready.
The Northwest Steel Company and
the Columbia River Shipbuilding Cor
poration have had to date a total of
32 contracts for steel steamers, all oi
8800 tons, deadweight. The Albna En
gine So Machine Works' contracts to
tal 15 ships, ranging from 8300 to 8800
tons. The Northwest Steel Company
has launched 12 of the 32 ships ordered
and eight of them have been delivered.
The Columbia River Shipbuilding Cor
poration has launched six of its 82 con
tracts and all have been delivered. The
Albina Engine & Machine Works has
launched six of its 15 vessels and de
livered two of them.
The Northwest Steel Company and
the Willamette Iron & Steel Company,
the latter doing all the machinery in
stallation and finishing work of the
former's hulls, will deliver the steamers
Western Chief and Western Ocean this
month and the Albina Engine & Ma
chine Works will deliver the Point
Bonita and Point Lobos.
Comparing the existing shipyard sit
uation with that of December. 1916,
the Chamber of Commerce yesterday
Issued the following statistics:
December 10, 1916 Plants building steel
ships, 3: plants building wooden ships. 6
number of employes, 4200; monthly payroll,
1302,400; steel cargo ships launched, none;
tonnage of steel ships launched, none; wooden
ships launched, a; tonnage or wooden ships
launched, 10,800; cargo snips on ways, 11
tonnage of ships on ways. 43,000: total
amount of contracts, J 22.2,o.0O0.
June 5, 191S Plants building steel ships,
(1 under construction); plants building
wooden ships, 17 (S under construction);
number ot employes, 32,350 (Portland 26,-
150, outside ot Portland 6200, total 82,860) ;
monthly payroll, (3,483,800; steel cargo
ships launched, 24; tonnage of steel ships
launched, lb4.S0u; wooaea snips launcnea,
72; tonnage ot wooden ships launched, 276,-
S00; cargo ships on ways, 94; tonnage of
ships on ways, 870,400 (steel 76.800 tons,
wood 203,600 tons, total 370.400 tons):
total amount of contract., $200,000,000; steel
ships contracted for and to be delivered ex
clusive of above vessels launched, 59; wooden
ships contracted for and to be delivered ex
clusive or above vessels launcnea. vs.
Kumber of vessels launched 191S, wood 8,
steel 0: 1917, wood 81, steel 8; 191s, wood 42,
Tonnage 1916. wood 10.800. steel 0. to
tal tonnage 10,800: 1917, wood 117,800, steel
61,600. total tonnage 179,400; 1918. wood.
158,700, steel 128,200, total tonnage 281,900.
RIVER STEAMER BURNS
PALOMA BADLY DAMAGED BT FIRE
STARTING IX EXGIXE-ROOM.
Early Morning Blase Causes Less
20,004) on Vessel Owaed by Ce.
lamblt Digger Company.
When Frank Jones, fireman on the
steamer Paloma, turned on too much
oil to start the fire in the oil-burning
engine at 6:15 o'clock yesterday morn
lng the blaze got beyond his control
and In a few minutes the front part
of the vessel was enveloped in flames.
Mrs. E. A. Hackett, wife of the cap
tain, her young son and six members
of the crew had narrow escapes in
saving their lives, but all managed to
reach a digger scow lying at modrings
nearby. Thn damage to the vessel is
estimated at $20,000.
By the time the fireboat George H.
Williams arrived the fore part of the
steamer was swept, but the firemen
soon got the fire under control. The
engine and machinery were badly dam
aged, while the hull Is considered al
most a total loss.
The boat Is owned by the Columbia
Digger Company and has been used
for several years in towing sand and
gravel scows. The craft was 102 feet
long, 21.8 feet in beam and of 118 tons
and as essential to the physical en
forcement of this great spiritual Idea
as are the biggest, most valorous deeds
of the warriors on the field of battle.
"The brightest and most illuminating
chapter in the history of womanhood
is being written right now."
Amy Leah paused a moment and con
sidered. She is very, very serious and
very, very young.' She plays Mary and
has the ankle in "Mary's Ankle" at the
Heillg. The play is a comedy and Amy
Leah is its brightest luminary in a
saucy school girl role. Off stage she
runs true to form as comedy players
run, and is Intensely serious.
Actrese SIgrna for Service
She studied elocution and everything,
went to a dramatic school, has been in
the pictures and when she leaped into
a job in New York she had to unlearn
all the elocution and all the dramatic
school cut and dried prescriptions of
Amy Leah's last name is Dennis, but
she isn't Irish. She's English on
father's side and Welsh on mother's.
She'd love to go to England Or Prance
and read or recite for the soldiers.
"I signed up on Woman's Registra
tion day in Chicago and signed for 12
things I can do if they need me. One
of them is reading for soldiers. I'd love
that. Another is cooking. I can get
a good plain meal, not anything fussy,
but wholesome substantial cooking. I
guess all girls can do that though,"
Amy Leah modestly added.
I thought of the flock of dolls I know
who can make what they call ador
able pinoche and grand salads and
couldn't cook a pot roast to save their
eternal souls and hoped that Amy Leah
would get the cooking job and let the
dolls read to the soldiers.
She was built In 1602
FRENCH SHIP TEST ARKAXGED
Xinth Vessel Will Be Launched at
Foundation Plant Next Week.
Plans for the official trial trip of the
French steam auxiliary schooner Com
mandant Roisln. built by the Founda
tion Company for the French govern
ment and launched March 20, provide
for her leaving Portland Monday. Once
she is delivered there will be others to
follow her In regular order, there be
ing eight hulls afloat and another will
go overboard Tuesday the Adjutant
Dcrme. The Commandant de Hose will
be next to leave the ways.
Names of 10 following vessels, the
company having contracts for 20 in all.
ir elude the Aviateur de Terllnes, Gen
eral Baratler, General Maunoury, Gen
eral Serret. General Gallienl. Colonel
Driant, Lunerville, Nancy and Belfort.
The arrival of machinery for the new
vessels is reported to be satisfactory
and the company has a large number
of men in the fitting-out department.
PORTLAND GETS MORE SHIPS
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Smith Return
- From Trip Through East.
Alfred Smith, president of the Co
lumbia River Shipbuilding Corporation,
with Mrs. Smith, formerly Miss Frances
Fuller, returned last night from a tour
of several weeks in the East, a trip
that was a honeymoon, yet resulted in
the corporation being given contracts
for 14 more steel steamers, each of
8800 tons, making 32 the plant has fin
ished and holds under contract. As six
have been delivered, 26 remain to be
The contracts paved the way for the
corporation adding two more ways to
the yard's stocks, making a total of
five, while there will be a second plate
shop erected to care for the ships on
the new ways. There is an extension
being built to the fittlng-out dock and.
if the new work is not delayed, there
will be several additional bulls floated
before the year ends.
From checking sailors on Incoming ships.
R. P. Bonham. United States Immigration
Inspector, yesterday transferred hie atten
tion to Alaska patients at tbe Mornlngslde
Sanitarium and found several for deports
tion. A check made recently of 61 women
confined at Kelly Butte showed few aliens
At daybreak this morning the tank steam
er Argyll Is to leave from the dock of the
Portland Gas Company at Linnton for sea.
Her Inward cargo discharged, the Mc
cormick steamer Klamath leaves early this
morning for Westport and after working
lumber one day there will proceed to St.
Helens to finish.
On finishing a part cargo of lumber today
at the mill of the Peninsula Lumber Com
pany the steamer Daisy Freeman proceeds
to Grays Harbor to take on tbe last ot her
Bound for California ports with lumber
cargoes, the steamers Santa Barbara and
Johan Poulsen left Westport last night.
Heading for sea to undergo her endurance
run of six hours outside, the new 8800-ton
steamer Western Wave got under way from
the harbor at s:30 o clock yesterday mom
To hare her underwater machinery
shipped, the new auxiliary schooner Elvira
Stolts yesterday shifted to the Port of Port
land drydock from the plant of the Colunv
bla Engineering Company.
At a meeting of the Commission of Pub
11c Docks yesterday an application of the
Jobes Milling Company to maintain a build
lng on Bradford street was laid on the table
because a question of the location of the
street line la at Issue and It is proposed to
go carefully Into the surveys of the form
city of 8t. Johns. The Northwest Process
Company and the Willamette Fuel & Sup
ply Company were granted permission to use
part of Qulmby street for the duration of
tbe war, which will close the thoroughfare
between Twelfth and Fourteenth streets.
Members of the St. Johns High School
numbering 160, also students of some Port
land schools, will leave at 7 o clock this
morning aboard the steamer Georgiana for
Mount Coffin wltn the expectation ot wit
nesslng part of the eclipse of the sun. The
Portland students will board the steamer a
Alder-street dock and the others at . St.
First of the big cigar-shaped log rafts ot
the season win be started on Its way to Ca
Ifornla Sunday, being one built by the Ham
mond Lumber Company and Intended for
delivery at San Francisco. The Shaver
steamers Shaver, Cascades and Sarah Dixon
will be used for towing the raft to Astoria
Reports from the Bast of the sinking of
the steamer Eldsvold by a German subma
rlne caused some to recollect that a vessel
of the same name was here a few years ago.
but Merchants' Exchange records show her
to have been a Norwegian bark.
Bringing 250 travelers and 2300 tons
freight, the San Francisco & Portlan
Bteamsmp uompinre liner Beaver reap
peered from California ports at Atnsworth
dock at 10 o'clock last night. She is to sail
on the return tomorrow. The Beaver h
the distinction of being a vessel desired by
the Navy and actually commandeered, onl
to be returned to her route as more valuable
for shipping Interests In view of the rail
road demands than she would be In the
Two Mosler Boys Join Navy.
MOSIER. June 7. (Special.) Tw
more Mosler boys have responded to
the call of Uncle Sam, Carroll Cole, eld
est son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cole, and
Frank Proctor, eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Proctor, of Mosler, havln
passed satisfactory examinations for th
Navy one day this week in Portland.
The boys will be allowed to return
home for a stay of 10 days before beln
placed in the naval training station
Phone your want ads to The Ore go
nian. Mala 7070, A 6095,
SHIP WORKERS MAY
Eleven of 17 Unions Already
Have Reported Six Others
to Report Thursday.
STANDIFER MEN UNANIMOUS
Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company
Employes to Ask Permission to
Work Half Holiday Begin
ning; June 22.
Another week will probably tell the
tale whether shipyard workers will
work Saturday afternoons during June,
July and August on a straight time
asls, instead of doublt time, or take
he afternoon as a holiday. As far as
the union men are concerned, affiliated
with organizations under the Portland
Metal Trades Council, it is said 11 of
17 unions have reported on their vote
and alx others are to be reported by
At tbe office of the Emergency Fleet
Corporation it was said yesterday the
voting in the yards will be finished
next week, and until that time no offi
cial action will be taken.
The several thousand employes at the
wooden yards of the G. M. Standlfer
Construction Corporation, aT Vancou
ver, Thursday met voluntarily and of
fered to give up the Saturday half
holiday, granted by ' the Emergency
Fleet Corporation for June, July and
Angust, and to work through the Sum
mer on those days at straight time,
thus turning out one more ship.
Standlfer Men Vn.aJsn.ua.
After the meeting, which indorsed
the proposal practically unanimously.
the news was transmitted to officers of
The employes will now draw up a pe
tition asking permission of the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation to work at
straight time Saturday afternoons.
On close figuring, the men asserted
they could turn out. at least one extra
hip by working Saturday afternoons.
as during the three months IS half holl-
Idays would be declared.
Men employed by the Grant Smith-
Porter Company have decided to pe-
ition the Emergency Fleet Corpora
Ion to be permitted to work the half
holiday, beginning a week from today.
There will be no work carried on to
day in the yards, except comparatively
few men who will be engaged in work
that must be rushed.
Labor organizations whose members
are. engaged in war industries are not
unanimously in favor of giving up the
Saturday half-holiday during the Sum
mer months. This was brought out at
the meeting Thursday night of the
Central Labor Council, when three
large unions reported that they have
not concurred In the proposal.
Machinists, shipwrights and steam-
fitters' unions, the reports showed,
have not voted for relinquishment of
the half holiday as a means of speed
ing production in the shipyards. The
reason for hesitation to approve the
waiving of the half day was asserted
as a desire to have the change ar
ranged by agreement at Washington
and not merely through action of the
laboring men themselves.
Speedy Operations Favored.
Fred L. ' Bourne, president of the
Portland Metal Trades Council, himself
an employe of a shipyard, said be felt
the suggestion to. have the change
brought about at Washington was a
At the same time there are a num
ber of men in the yards who express
themselves as willing and anxious to
"turn to" Saturday afternoons without
more ado, because they feel that 32,
350 men building shtps in Oregon can
bring about a decided Impetus In the
speeding up programme with half a
day's extra labor. They also say it Is
better for the Oregon forces to ini
tiate the movement, as they have, and
to carry it out as well, rather than
have the executives of the Shipping
Board request it, which they regard as
A question has also arisen as to the
night shifts, which start to work at the
usual hour Saturday. It is contended
by some that they are entitled to half
a day vacation every week or else dou
ble pay, while employers recite that
the night shift Is paid a bonus of (
per cent over the day men and the half
holiday does not apply.
WASCO LEAVES HARBOR TODAY
Guests Are Bidden to Ride on First
Wooden Ship to Astoria.
Carrying representatives of the
wooden shipbuilding division of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation, her
builders and a few guests that Include
members of the Chamber of .Commerce,
the City Commission and others, the
new wooden steamer w asco, first
wooden ship completed in the Oregon
district, as well as having been the
first launched, will leave down today
and carry the party as far as Astoria.
She is to remain there a few days and
then go forth for a coal cargo.
Captain Hanson made final arrange
ments for the vessel's documents at the
Custom-House yesterday and, while all
of her crew are not aboard, they will
join the ship at Astoria. The Wasco
one or the Hough design and was
built by the Grant Smith-Porter Ship
Company, which has 11 others of the
same type In th water. The Inspec
tion of the Kasota. the third vessel
floated, will be started today.
RIVERS ARE RISING ABOVE
No Gain at Portland During Day,
Though Depth Will Increase.
Points, on the Columbia and Snake
rivers reported Increases In the stage
of water for the 24-hour period ending
at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, but
only a minor gain was shown here,
three-tenths of a foot Increase being
Indicated In that time and between 8
o'clock In the morning and 8 o'clock
last night there was no change, the
river here standing at 11.9 feet above
zero. The forecast of the Weather
Bureau is that It will be 13.3 feet here
Yesterday's readings were:
Movements of Vessels.
' I Kh
PORTLAND, June T. Arrived Steamers
arnath and Argyll, from San Francisco;
aver, Irom aa Francisco sj tjaa Pedro;
Washtenaw, from Port San Luis. Palled
Steamer Korzigan 111, for San Francisco.
ABERDEEN, Wash., June T. (Special.)
The steamer Raymond arrived at W A. M.
and la loading at the'Hulbert mill.
The steamer Chehalls arrived at 11 A. M..
and after discharging a cargo of general
merchandise at the Foster dock In Hoquiam
and the Commercial dock here, will load
a cargo of lumber at the Hoquiam Lumber
& Shingle MUL
The steamers Daisy Matthews. Helene and
Tamalpals all cleared today. The Matthews
cleared for Honolulu from the National mill
in Hoquiam and the Helene from the Aber
deen Lumber A Shingle mill, and tbe Tamal
pals from the B. K. Wood mill, both for
ASTORIA, June 7. Arrived at 6:30 and
left up at T A. M., steamer Washtenaw,
from Port San l.uls. Arrived at 9:15 A. M.
and left up at 4:20 P. M., steamer Beaver,
from San Francisco and San Pedro. Left
up at 12:30 A. M, steamer Argyll, from
TACOMA. June 7. Arrived Steamers
North Bend, from British Columbia: Kavalll.
from Alaska. Departed Steamer Governor,
SAItT FRANCISCO. June T. Arrived
Auxiliary schooner Ethel, from Portland, for
POINT REYES. June T. Passed at 10 A.
M.. steamer Halco, from. Tacoma for San
SAN FRANCISCO. June 6. Arrived at 8
P. .M.. steamer Rose City, from San Pedro
SEATTLE, Wash., June T. Arrived
Steamers Multnomah and Richmond, tow
ing barge 95, from San Francisco: Racalll.
from Portland; Admiral Nicholson, from
Departed Steamers Governor, for San
Diego; Cordova, for South weatarn Alaska.
SAN FRANCISCO, June T. Arrived
Steamers Martha Buehner and O. C. Lln-
dauer. from Coos Bay; Pasadena, from Al
bion; Halco, from Tacoma; Svea. from Aber
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
ASTORIA. Or., June 7. (Special.) The
third ot the Emergency Fleet ateamers con
structed at the McEachern yards will be
launched at high tide on Monday. The craft
le of the Hough type and will be christened
the Makonda. Miss itose Mary Mahoney,
daughter of the marine editor of The Ore
gonlan. acting as sponsor.
Bringing fuel oil for Astoria and Port
land, the tank steamer Washtenaw arrived
at T o'clock tble morning from California.
The steamer Beaver arrived at 9 o'clock
thla morning from San Pedro and San Fran
cisco, bringing freight and passengers for
Astoria and Portland.
The steam echooner Trinidad shifts to
night to Stella, where she will take on i
deok load of piling.
Laden with lumber from Westport. th
steam schooner Johan Poulaea will sail this
evening for San Francisco.
The steam schooner H.ntt Barabara. csr
rylng lumber from Westport, is to sail to
night for San Pedro.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. June 7. (Spe
cial.) The War Klsk Insurance Bursau Is
considering tbe advisability of reducing the
coat of seamen s Insurance, according to
advices reoelved from Washington today.
The rates have remained unchanged alncs
the system was put into effect. As tbe
rates of insurance for hulls and cargoes
have been decreased It Is suggested that
the ratea of seamen's Insurance ahould be
cut In proportion.
The reports or tne various riveting con
tests held at shipyards through the country
are so ambiguous that but little Informs
tlon la conveyed to those havtng a knowledge
of work In the shipyards. It Is announced
by a local official of the Oovernment, whose
duty Is connected with the shipbuilding In
dustry here. This " of ficlal malntalna that
the report for each so-called record per
formance should enumerate all the details.
The report should state the kind of rivet
used, countersunk or snap, the diameter of
the rivet, the kind of machine or gun em-
Ployed, hand or the heavy, suspended type,
and everything else which will Illustrate
how the riveter managed to perform the
record In question. The officials of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation have made
en Investigation and will. It is expected.
suggest that all riveting records be made
under uniform conditions.
IT. S. Naval Radio Reports.
TOSEMITE, San Franclsed for Seattle. 115
miles south of Columbia Hlver.
RAINIER, San Francisco for Vancouver,
400 miles north ot San Francisco.
ADMIRAL FARRACKTT. northbound, fog
bound off the east of Chugach Islands on
S. E. VICTORIA, Seattle for Nome, 2:
miles east of Unlmak Pass on June a.
ALASKA, southbound, leaving Seward for
NORTHWESTERN at Shaken.
ADMIRAL 8CHLEY, In tow of steamer
Wahkeena, Los Angeles for San Francisco,
177 miles from I.os Angeles.
ATLAS, towing barge 03. Portland for
Richmond, 204 miles north of Richmond.
Tides) at Astoria Saturday.
. M T.2 feetf:53 A. M
T:43 P. M
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, June 7. Condition of the
bar at 0 P. M. : Sea, smooth; wind, south,
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, June 7. Maximum temper
ature, 83 degrees: minimum, 67 degrees.
Hlver reading, 8 A. M.. 11.9 feet; change in
last 24 hours, 0.3 font rise. Total rain fa!
(B P. M. to 5 p. M.) none. ' Total rain
fall, since September 1. 1H17. 87 SM inches
normal. 42.58 Inches: deficiency. 4.tt9 Inches.
Sunrise. 5:21 A. it : sunset. 8:oU I. M.
Total sunshine, 11 hours 46 minutes: possible,
15 hours 39 minutes. Moonrl.e. 4:17 A. M.:
moonset, 8.04 P. M. Barometer (reduced to
sea level) fi P. M.. 20.9b Inches. Relative hu
mldlty at noon. 33 per cent.
81; O.0O 12 V
U4 0.00:. ..V
7 0.32 18, SW
80,0. 00 calm
Lies Moines ...
70 0.00 .
-n w iClouuy
80 0.0U. ,XW
t Juneau ......
Kansas City . .
I.os Angeles . .
Minneapolis . .
Bl! 74 0.00 . . SW
72 0.00 . ..NW'Clear
IXliO.OO 12 N'W
colo.ool . . ;s
New Orleans . .
New lork ...
North Head . .
02 0.0O . . INE
82 0.0O .
84 0. oil!.
Sacramento . .
Salt Lake ....
BO 0.00 15 3
81 0.0UI. .NW
6S 0.00 . .SW
64 0. 00,18 SW
72 0. OO . .W
62 0.O0I. .hV
VO 0 .txi'lO.PW
70 0-OOj. ,NW
60,0. OOl. .S
. . . ;0.01 calm
12 0.0O . .W
Walla Walla . .
74 0.O0 14,S
tA. M. today; P. M. report preceding day.
Portland and vicinity Fair and cooler,
moderate westerly winds.
Oregon Fair and cooler; moderate west
Washington Showers: west portion fair,
cooler east portion; moderate southwesterly
W'ldaho Fair; cooler north and southeast
We manufacture for Shipbuilders
NORTHWEST STEEL Ct).
CHEERS ARE LUSTY
Shipyard Workers' Perform
VISITORS ARE CONFIDENT
Addresses Delivered at St. Johns
Plants Elicit Enthusiastic Re
sponses From Men; Workers
Urged to Build Ships.
Men of the Q. M. Standifer Construc
tion Corporation's wooden yard and
those on -the payroll of the Grant
Smith-Porter Ship Company, at St.
Johns, proved to Crawford Vausrhan.
former Prime Minister of South Aus
tralia, and Sergeant-Major C. H. Smith.
a veteran of the Marno and other early
ngagements with the Huns, that the
Americans are husky in voice as well
as otherwise yesterday. when they
cheered the speakers, the Army and the
country in a way that would have
drowned a bollershop din.
It pleased the visitors, even to Frank
L. Cann, who is traveling with the
speakers as manager of. their tour in
the interest of the National Service
Section of the Emergency Fleet Cor
poratlon. Mr. Cann believes in brevity
'ahlps, bhlps. Away, is the way
they cheer on the Atlantic Coast these
days, as well as the old "Hip, Hip,
Hurrah!' he told the men at the St.
Johns plant. He asked them to use
the new words in cheering. They did.
It could have been better. And. just
to prove that they could Improve, the
men tried it again, and Mr. Cann ad
mitted that their cheers made some of
the Eastern yell teams sound like
Victory H(s em Tonnage.
James F. Clarkson, general manager
of the Standlfer wood yards. Intro
duced the speakers at Vancouver at
10:15 o'clock, and at the St. Johns yard
the honor fell to E. A. O'Callahan. head
rigger, the addresses starting there at
Mr. Vaughan told the men of his de
sire to go into the war zone and of
being officially denied the chance, but
said he had received word that he was
to start for France on the conclusion of
his speaking tour and displayed pleas
ure at the prospect.
"victory now depends on tonnsge.
said the speaker. "Through that alone
we can go ahead, as there is no ques
tion of men or supplies. But their de
livery to the trenches depends on ships.
The flag of freedom, our boys and your
boys say. wlil never be pulled down for
the white flag of surrender. The bald
headed eagle of the Rocky Mountains
will yet fly over the double-dyed Ger
General Blrdweod "nocked."
Mr. Vaughan told a story of General
Blrdwood. of the Australian forces, who
was discovered at a dangerous point In
the trenches by an enlisted man who
yelled at him as a shell was heard
screaming: "Birdie, duck yer bloomln'
'ead." When asked afterward if he
punished such a display of familiarity
and lack of discipline. General Bird
wood said: "No, I simply ducked my
The speaker told his hearers to con
sider what might happen in the United
States If the Germans controlled Can
ada. He said the border would be
lined with forts, such as Belgium had
faced, and he 'said with their superior
forces, as before the war, they could
sweep the northern part of the coun
try, repeating the outrages that had
rendered Belgium and France a waste.
"The finest message you can send
over there are these ships of liberty,
and I say to every shlpworker. stay
on your job, for you can build 25 tons
a man each year and that will trans
port five fighting men."
Sergeant-Major Smith spoke to the
men at Vancouver, telling of his per
sonal experiences at the front and dis
playing souvenirs he brought from the
battle fields. At the Grant Smith-Porter
yard the party was entertained at
Two materials are used to make up
most of the dresses, Jersey and cloth,
taffetas and Irish lace as a waistcoat,
taffeta and Jersey, linen and cloth.
orene de rhine and crepe treorcrette.
CHAT NO. 16. ,
Do you know that a Pathe Film
man will be in the Oaka Park to
morrow afternoon taking pictures?
Yes, he is going to photograph
everyone visiting; the park in the
afternoon real moving pictures
that will be shown in the Oaks Au
ditorium the following Wednesday.
It eurely will be a novelty for some
of us to see ourselves on the screen
and you can imagine the comedy
that will be worked in when un
suspecting couples are caught un
awares. Be out here Sunday aft
ernooncome out in the morning,
bring a picnic lunch and spend the
day. Cioffi's Celebrated Band will
give a splendid concert both in the
afternoon and evening. Beth Groves
Young will sing and there will be
a rousing Western movie with Big
Bill Hart featured. This pro
gramme is entirely free to Park
For picnic parties there are the
most inviting little Summer houses
here with tables and seats for
lunch time. Hot coffee, too, may
be prepared in the free kitchenette.
You may leave your lunch baskets
in perfect safety in the free check
Plan to . spend your Sunday at
the Oaks there is something live
ly happening there every minute
of the day thrilling rides may be
had on the scenic railway, Ferris
wheel, chutes and for the little
tots the smallest engine and train
in captivity. Then there are places
just built for laughter aod fun
you will feel better for having
spent a day in this pleasure park.
Cars leave First and Alder every
few minutes transfer from any
part of the city 6-cent fare.
Launches leave foot of Morrison.
JOHN F. CORDRAY
Moving Pictures Taken at the
MAT. TODAY, 2:15
IF TOr DO NOT "fiET" 40O LACGIIS
YOU AHE HOT WELL.
TODAY SI. 75g. 6O4
TONIGHT 1.50. 81. 75S BO
Mat. today Last time tonight.
Greatest of all modern comedies,
Immense cast and ecenic production.
Eves: SSe. 55c. 3r. Sat. Mat. i ZSe, ate.
Kejtt wek. starting tomorrow matinee
"The Marriage of Kitty."
Mr. Martin Beck Presents.
Frank Hurst A Ted Tjoner.
Wttltf lrld-re:and & Co.
Jean & Eileen.
JovrnriAH the rajah co.
Paul Gordon & Ante Rica, 1 argot Francis
ZL MAT. DAILY 2 :S0
Vlvlasi Blackbnrn. F. I wood F. Boatwtrk sad
Six Other Big Arts.
Three Performances raily. Night Curtain
at 7 and 9.
Mat. Dally 10c. Nights start at 7.
Today and tonight.
Dillon Franks and tns Lyric Company la
And Fatty Arbuckle In his latest comedy hit.
Ksxt wk. starting tomorrow mat..
"THE I.OV-E PIHATES."
See it today from Council Crest
Park the opportunity of a life
time to view
The Creators Most
The Suns Eclipse
"Portland's Roof Garden" is the
"high spot" of the Northwest,
sommanding an unobstructed
view of the country ' for many
miles around. Admission to the
nandns; in the (treat Crest I
Parlllon. with the famous I
Council Crest Orchestra and I
Monte Austin. I
The first of a series of Sun- I
day- afternoon concerts by I
Nelsen's Peer less Orchestra. I
Monte Austin slugs. 1
HOP A C. C. CAR
Council Crest Park
The Happiest Spot in Town
FRANCES INGRAM, co.tr.it.
MORGAN KINGSTON, t...,
HIRAM TUTTLE, n.rit...
Chorus 250 Voices.
Portland Symphony Orchestra.
'Prices, $1.50, $1, 75c, 50c, 25c.
Sale until 6 P. M. at Sherman,
Clay & Co.'s. After 7 P. M. at
Fourteenth Off AVaablnsjto..
Portland's Finest Amusement Palace,
nall-Hearlns: Sprlna; Floor.
OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
Offlc. Room IKS Courthoooe, Mb St.
F1ion from 8 to 6, Main 378, Home Phone A
2020. Mfbt call after office hours. Main t70.
Keport ail caaea of cruelty to the above acW
drasa. Electric lethal chamber for email ant
mm. Horae ambulance for alck and dlaabied
anltuala at a moment' a notice. Anyone deatr
ln a dog or other pet communicate with ua.
Call for all lost or atrayed atock. aa we look
after all Impounding. There la no more c.iy
pound, juat Ore son Humana 6oclir