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First and Flanders streets to the plant
of the Northwest Steel Company.
The huge tank is to be placed on two
barge;, lashed together, with cribbing
built up about them. It will be at the
foot of Glisan street Friday, and prob
ably will be taken to the steel plant
Owintr to the unwieldy size of the
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tank, some difficulty Is expected on the
river, and those In charge of other
craft have been asked by the Harbor
O.-W. R. & N. Co. to Furnish
Patrol to exercise care to prevent ac
cident. Cars to Vancouver Workers.
STEEL SHIP STANDARD HIGHER
Western Plains Classed as Best Yet
TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18. 1918.
FOR SHIPYARD M
FARE PAID ON STREETCARS
Sapid anl Direct Transportation tot prove their organizations and increase
eniciency since me inception or manna
Standifer 6 lee I Yards Assures
Further Increase In Force.
Kmployes of the G. M. Standifer Con
Struction Corporation are to be carried
to the plants free from Albina and Rus
sell streets in a special train of ten
coaches, made up by the O.-W. R. & N.,
the first of which will be operated this
morning. The train departs at 7:1a
o'clock and will remain at the Van
couver steel yard of the corporation
during- the day, leaving there after 4:30
o'clock so as to carry the day ehifts
back to the city
The arrangement was announced yes
terday and it means that every person
"working at the yards can be trans
ported from his home to the plants for
a 6-cent fare, the same as men work
ing in Portland shipyards. As before,
the employes will pay their fare on
Portland city lines and transfer so as
to reach the vicinity of Albina and
2tus!eU streets to board the special
The transporation problem, partic
ularly as regards the Vancouver yards,
has btren under consideration for some
time. Men have been going there via
the electric line and. while that proved
convenient for thoe engaged in the
-wood shipyard, which is only a block
from the end of the Interstate bridge.
lit men of the steel yard had to walk
a considerable distance. A mo, the fact
the fare is 1 cents each way made
difference. Now the forces are privi
leged to use the special train and a
much more satisfactory system Is
The Standifer steel yard is adding
to its army of men daily, and now that
rapid and direct transportation is as
aured there will be a further increase
to the force. There 9500-ton steel ships
are being built, the largest steel car
riers being turned out in the Oregon
district. Jt is attaured there will be
tteaity operations carried on, as pro
vided for through Guy M. Standifer,
who reached home
from the Kast, where he had extended
conferences with executives of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation on future
building. In classing the 8800-toa
freighter Western Plains as the best
ship from a construction and finishing
standpoint yet delivered here, he cred
its it to changes in certain Retails ana
greater ability of the yard force.
The Western Plains was delivered to
the Navy yesterday. She was launched
August 10 and is among the last of the
CE-XSORSHIP BAX LIFTED DAY
OF RAIDER IS OVER,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. The
voluntary censorship ban upon
Information of shipping move
ments on the Pacific Coast was
withdrawn today with the ap
proval of the Navy Department.
Except In the case of transports
and munition carriers, the Navy
withdraws its request that news
papers refrain from publishing
the movement of merchant ships
in and out of Pacific ports.
Although there never has been
the same reason on the Pacific
Coast for the strict secrecy ob
served at Atlantic ports, occa
sional operations of enemy raid
ers were regarded. by the Navy
as constituting enough menace
to make application of the vol
unteer censorship necessary.
The day of the raider now is
believed to be over.
type to have "urblne engines of 2a00
horsepower, others being fitted with
3000 horsepower. The vessel was built
by the Columbia Shipbuilding Corpora
Both aerials ara In operation over two
new ways at tha plant of the Columbia
River Shipbuilding Corporation. On Ways 1
No. 4 a ate! ship Is under construction, and
there la to be another started' on Ways No.
5 shortly. Up to the present the corpora
tion has floated 10 hulls from three waya.
Repairs bavin r been completed aboard the
auxiliary schooner Esperanca, aha was I
AUXILIARY PLANTS ARE BUSY
Wednesday night I nlfied, yesterday from the dock ot tha Al-I
Fifteenth-street municipal terminal.
Her cargo of oil being- dlicbarsed. Bares
No. 03 will leave tomorrow tor Angeles
in tow of tha steamer i.1 Segundo.
In a brief report made by officers of the I
steamer Blandon. now operated again by the I
n Frmnrtflco ind Portend Stesmahla Com- I
pany. U Is asaertea a change in her ruadervi
maae last wee, naa imprpvea oar nananng
per cent. Now, It ts said, the ship re
sponds when the wheel Is put over UO de- I
grees. Phe Is a Hough-type ship, and both I
Thirty Kstabllsluiient; Have Payrolls
Including glTOO Names.
In 30 auxiliary ship plants such as Captain Tibbetta ami Chief Engineer Jack
Doiier and machine shop foundries,
. galvanising plants and the like, affili
ated under the United Metal Trades
Association, a. total of 4700 men are
employed, and. Including a few small
hops not in the association, it is est!
seated tne total number of men is 5000.
It is said the average wages are be
tween i.50 and ii.li a day and a ma
jority of the men are in a few of the
larger establishments. At the Willam
ette Iron A Steel Works there are ftp
proximately 27i0 men on the payroll.
and two years ago there were prob
ably less than 4 00. At the Hesse
iiartlrf Iron Works. Smith A Watson
Iron Works, Klectric Foundry Com
pany. Helper Machine Works and Pa
cific Marine Iron Works are other large
All are encaged in turning out either
ngine. boilers or uu.xiliury machinery
tUpprr! Akcil to Proceed Slouly
Pa 1 i. I i a n Si ret I .
llavinc shifted a big steel gas tank
from r'ir.-t and Flanders to the foot of
l.lian career, where it will be loaded
onto two barges, flay t?. Morse, con
tractor, has requested the Harbor Pa
trol to caution masters and pilots of
ve&sela parsing lucre today and to
morrow to proceed under a slow bclL
It Is planftrd to cpend two days load-,
ing the tank and any violent motion
of the barges, due to wash from ves
sel, it is said, might capsize it.
The Northwest Steel 'Company and
1'olumMa River Shipbuilding Corpora
tion are consuming ruch amounts ot
in their shops, in fabricating plates
for ficel ship construction, that it was
decided to piace the tank in proximity
lo the yards, so there would be i
adequate supply continuously. When
cn the barges tho tank will be towed
to South Portland and moved ashore.
CIFT DF.CMNF.n FOR BABIES
TI"lcsPrr5idcnt of Coast Yard 1'orc
goc tiain in Joining Army.
When men in the service of the Coast
hipbuildingg Company learned that
Arthur M. Sjherwood. vice-president,
had been Instructed to report in the
fast to enter a training camp for field
artillery officers, a movement was in
augurated to purchase a farewell pres
ent for him. but It has been decided
since to devote the money that was to
ave been collected to a special Belgian
fcottle day, which is fixed for tomorrow.
Jt transpires that Mr. Sherwood
learned of the intention of tho men to
prestent him with a gift and he Is cred
ited with having passed the word that
be favored the vKelgian babies being
benefited rather than receive anything
for himself. In connection with the
bottle drive he is to make a farewell
talk to the men, some of whom have
been associated with him since the
plant was begun.
LIFEBOAT CONTRACTS CLOSED
Pacific ConTpany Has Work Assured
for One? Tear in Advance.
Changes In regulations governing life
boat and liferaft equipment for wood
Steamers, so they will no longer carry
double the boatage capacity id required
in the war son, wtll not affect the
business of the Parific Lifeboat Com
pany, which la building boats for steel
it was said yesterday that contracts
fcave been closed for a year in advance
and deliveries will at least be one com
pleted boat a day. All lifeboats and
liferaft contracted for by the Kmer
pency Fleet Corporation. uch as or
cIts for 'SO boats placed with the Mo
torship Construction Company at Van
couver, will be carried out, as the craft
will be assigned to ships to be con
RIVER MARINERS WARNED
Oig C.a Tank to Be Moved to Plant
of Northwest Steel Company.
To captains, masters and operators of
Ttel on the river has been Issued a
warning to exercise caution during the ,
latter part t thi- wtek, e'hen Clay S. j
florae, will move the old sas lank from
son are pleased with her.
On her present voyage the liner Rose City.
Captain Macffenn, ia to be Inspected at San I
Francisco. She arrived there at 11 o'clock I
Anions- work undertaken by Sandstone I
nd Kreedman. In a new boatyard started I
beiow Irving dork, are small bsrgrs for the I
uovernmnu The Commission of Public
Docks will soon act on to application from
the firm for remission to cover a boiler I
wuh a temporary structure, so power may
be obtained. One set of ways la finished
snd another la to ton put In. The lite was I
formerly used by the Northwest Pash and
Door company, the plant of which, .was!
It Is reported from J,ou AnrHs that C. J.
Carlson has relieved C. A. Nelson as mas
ter of tha new strainer Baraboa.
Lumber-laden for the Went Coast, the
French auxiliary schooner Lieutenant Pecoud
(ret away from the harbor late yetterdty I
anernoon. ha as Built by tha Founda
tion Company and launched the last of slay.
To work ."i.000 feet of lumber the stamer
Krnst H. Meyer left town last night for
Prescott. and will proceed to 2t. Helena to I
Carrying- a full carso of lumber for I
Shansjhal tha British motorshlp Mabel Stew- I
art is toj depart from the harbor today.
On her way to hanehal with lumber the I
new auxiliary schooner Adrian Maden, built
by the Peninsula Shipbuilding Comoanv.
and which loaded at Inman-Poiilen's, was I
reported as amvnd at San Francisco yes
terday. The Frem-h steam auxiliary schoon- I
er tenerai Karatier reached Victoria from
Portland yesterday, according? to a message I
the Men-hams Kxchanie. She- la
product of th he-Foundation pjant.
Following; nn Inspection trip to Coast sta- I
tions, that took him away for 10 days. 8u
perlntendent V arrack, of the 17th Light
house District, was back at his desk yes
First of the Government steamers t hml
aenverea y in u. M. standifer Construc
tion Corporation, and tha Initial vessel ot I
tha wood fleet to be fitted out bv tha Wll-
lamette Iron and titeel Works, the steamer
Kineo. ia in the harbor and la now operated
under orders of the bureau of operation ot I
tha Shipping Board. There are aevera)
other vessels being fitted out by the Standi-
ter interests, art ait now Aflot will be de
livered before- lujft ends. Previous to taklns
uoerumrni contracts, me corporation com
pleted, three motor hips.
Pacific Coat Shipping Notes.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 17. fSneclal.)
There has been a considerable slowing down
In the movement of wooden steamers oper
ating on the coast owing- to the fact that
so many of the craft have been laid up to be
recaulked. The Mopda came in from
Puget sound recently with boiler trouble
and Is being; repaired. The Abrlgada. from
the same port, also en route to nftraie
ports, arrived at the same time In distress,
leaking badly. The latter will hav to be
caulked again before proceeding to Hono
lulu with a cargo of general freight.
The Wahkiakum, one of the Ferris type.
aalied for Honolulu today after receiving a
new rudder stock and a recaulking. The
Cocunimcf. operated by Mat son for the Pa
cific Steamship Company, one of the Houg-h
is. sailed lor .Honolulu recently with
a cargo of coal and was compelled to re
turn to port for repairs. The cargo ts being
loaded Into the Hoi brook. The Qulnault la
now discharging a cargo of sugar at
Crockett and tii then go to dry dock to be
The Charles Nelson steamer Catawaba
haa arrived from San Pedro with the pumps
In action, owing to a leak which developed
shortly atter leaving the southern port. The
big A laska Puckers' Association ship Star
or Lapland. Captain Thompson, sailed for
New Zealand today with oil consigned by
the Standard Oil Company. The vessel Is
taking out 20 apprentices from the sea serv
ice bureau, the expense to be borne by the
The Mattn liner T.urllne will sail for
Manila via Honolulu and Guam on Saturday
and will take out more passengers than
A lanre fleet ef vessels haa been assigned
to the Mat eon line for the run between this
port and Hawaii. Today It was announced
that all of the fleet of the South American
Pacific Una. chartered to the Shipping
Foard, may be turned over to the local com
pany for operation and this will make the
movement of the sugar and pineapple crop
an easy matter. The Governor Forbes haa
already been ai5!gned and will leave on
Saturday with a g-eneral cargo. The other
teamers are the Regnlus, Baja California
The steamer Be Hot a. captain Bbeneth. i
sailed for Honolulu today with coal eon- '
siajned to the Inter-Island Steam at Naviga
Announcement waa made today by the
Matson Navigation Company that all per
sona discovered stealing from the docks In
tha future will be prosecuted. The man
agements of other concerns bare agreed with
the Matson Company to taKe similar courses.
Cntll today the course has been to simply
discharge all men caught stealing.
The Dutch steamship w una arrived from
Singapore today with 13S passengers and
larre consignments of tin. rubber and spices.
besides general canto.
The power scrner nergyn arrives rrora
the South Facfec today, with copra and
ASTOJUJ Or., Oct, J7. (Speciai.pCr-
Delivered at Portland.
In the opinion of Fred B. Pape. as
sistant manager of steel ship construc
tion in the Northwest, plants in the
Portland district have continued to im-
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Listen, People I
If you are not fully satisfied
after smoking half tiie box,
return the balance to 37
Drumm Street, San Francisco,
and receive in exchange a
Vho takes the risk?-The
Quality of Old Egypt ! !
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ryinff a oarg-o of lumber from 'Westport, th.
team schooner Wtpams sailed at fi:30 this
aveninr for .n Francisco.
The new steamer Western Scout arrived
at 7:30 this evening from Seattle and will
finish loading- flour here and in .fortlana.
The British steamer Baliata, wnicn ar
rived a few days ago with a broken rud
der, was surveved yesterday. A new rud
der has been ordered from the Seattle yard
where the vessl was built and will be
SEATTLE. Oct. 17. Arrived Bark Guy
C. Goes -for Chlcnik; steamer May fair, from
San Francisco; steamer President, from Van
couver. B. C: steamer L. J. Drake, from
Point vells: steamer Admiral Nicholson,
from Southeastern ' Alaska. Departed
steamers Admiral Goodrich and Despatch,
for Southeastern Alaska; steamer North-
wewtern. for Seward: steamer Admiral Wain-
wrlitht, for Ocean Falls and San Francisco;
steamers I.yman Stewart ana j. israae,
for San Francises; steamer Alameda.- for
Anchorage: ship St. Paul, for Port Blaksley;
schooner Jonn A., lor urays naroor.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Oct. 17. (Special.)
Britixh auxiliary steamer Jessie Nord-
eros left yesterday for Shanghai. China,
wltn a cargo of l.ZAn.utHt feet ot lumper.
The steamers Grays Harbor and Tamil
nt arrived yesterday from San Francisco.
The steamer Brompton, the twelfth ship
for the Government from the Uotorshtp
Corporation yards, was launched at 11:30
MRSH FIELD, Or, Oct. 17. (Special:)
Since toe mvernmrnfc u.n f1,tcu v"
shipping news the Smith lumber carrier C
A. Smith, went Into service with her pow
er equipment and has made fonr round trips
between San Francisco and Coos Bay. The
C, A. Smith makes these round trips with
lumber In four and five days, and Is con
sidered a very capable and fast craft, as
lumber carriers go. She transports 1.230,
000 feet of lumber In packages.
Tha steam schooner Acme came Into port
yesterday to relieve a big congestion of
poles, ties and ship knees, accumulated in
the past two months owing to a famine in
transportation facilities." The Acme Is fin
ishing her cargo today and will sail south
The steamer C. A. Smith arrived from
San Francisco this morning at 1" o'clock
and is shipping a lumber cargo at the Smith
electric docks, sailing on tlu return trip
tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock.
Harry Bird, special representative of the
local labor council, received word today that
the Macy board new scale will be an
nounced this week. The Interest on Coos
Hay to this announcement Is entirely among
The gasoline schooner Dellx of the 6ea-borg-
Cannery Company, of W edderburn, is
ra port, having brought salmon in eases for
Towed by the fug Sampson, the barge
Johanna Smith sailed for San - Francisco at
11 this forenoon, laden with lumber from
the Smith milla The Johanna is scheduled
for an Indefinite layoff in the near future,
when she will he supplied with engines and
hollers at a shipyard in San Francisco.
Arrivin today at 6:40 A. M., the steamer
G. C. Llndauer, from faan rrancisco, orougnt
passengers and general freignt ror tne mer
chants of North Bend and Marshfleld.
Movements1 of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Oct. 17. Railed Auxiliary
schooner Mabel Stewart, .xor bhanghal.
ASluniA, vv j " . " f 1 1- " last
night Barge No. 0o, from San Francisco.
ASTORIA. Oct. 16. Arrived at 7:50 A.
M. and left up at noon--Steamer El 8e-
aundo. from San Francisco. Arrived down
at 0 A. M. and sailed at 4:80 P. M. Steamer
Blandon, for San Francisco. Arrived down
at 2 and sailed at 4 V. M. Auxiliary
schooner City ot Portland, lor fcnangnal.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 16. Sailed al
1:30 A. M. Steamer Celllo. -for Portland.
Arrived at 2 P. M. Auxiliary schooner Ad
rian Baden, zrom roniana, aor anangnaj.
Arrived at 11 P. M. Steamer Rose City,
from Portland, for San Pedro.
SEATTLE. Oct. 19. Sailed Steamer
Western Scout, for Comox and Portland.
VICTORIA, Oct. 16. Arrtved Steamers
Nashotah and Gen. Baratier, from Port
FAN FRANCISCO. Oct 17, Arrived
Steamers Arctic, from Fort Bragg; Admiral
Dewey, from Seattle; Willamette, from If
TACOMA. Wash.. Oct. 17. Arrived
Steamer President, from San Francisco.
Sailed Steamer President, for Seattle.
The Willamette i River at Portland will
remain nearly stationary during the next
two or three days except as affected by the
tide. High tides Friday will occur about
A. M. and 6:15 P. M.. tne stages oeing
about 4.3 feet and S.l feet respectively.
Tldoi at Astoria Friday.
0:16 A. M....R.S feet:l A. M 0.1 feet
0:il P. M 8.1 feet!7:)l P. M . . L 2 foot
Columbia River Bar Report.
bar at 5 P. M.I Sea,' smooth; wind, southeast,
calm, ....... - -
MANY HOMES OPEN TO MEN AND
Some Additions Will Be Made
Available Number of House
' Portland's inventory of housing- fa
cilities available for taking care of
workers in essential industries has
been practically completed by precinct
Eighty-five per cent of tha returns
had been brought in last night to Lib
erty Temple and today tha work of
tabulating: t the returns will be taken
up by a large force.
A surprisingly large number of citl
zens have thrown their homes open to
take in men and women workers. Many
of these homes are in the best sections
of the city, where- it was not believed
that any number of people could find
There are, comparatively speaking, a
limited number of housekeeping' rooms
to be had.' The facilities of tha city
for housing families have been, pretty
well utilized. But the canvass will
open tor families, some opportunities.
where homes will be thrown open and
with slight alterations will permit oc
cupancy by other fanilies.
Chairman C. C. Colt, of the committee
directing the canvass fop listing of
rooms, was engaged last evening in
working out plans for the force of vol
unteers to etart tabulating returns to
low the plan prevailing in England by
subscribing 10 per cent of its assets
to the fourth liberty loan.
An immediate canvass of the local
situation by Robert Smith, state direc
tor, revealed the fact that Oregon's one
insurance company already had sub
scribed up to 12H per cent of its assets.
This waa the Oregon Life Insurance
Company. Other companies subscribe
through headquarters, the subscription
being allotted to the various branches.
ANOTHER QUOTA EXCEEDED
Oregon Life Insurance Company Not
Secretary McAdoo asks that every in
surance company be requested to fol-
FREIGHT ON CORN LOWER
Products From Kansas and Nebraska
in Iemarrd in Northwest.
The Portland district freight traffic
committee announces that readjust
ments have been made in the west
bound transcontinental rates on grain
and grain products. The new rates are
of importance in establishing lower
rates for bringing corn, chopped
cracked and whole, and corn products
from Kansas and Nebraska to the Pa
cific Northwest states. There has been
considerable demand for these products
for poultry and livestock feeding pur
Rates vary from 66 to 81 cents, ac
cording to conditions governing ship
ments, points of origin and destina
tion. In straight carloads rates vary
from 61 to 71 cents.
Water Project Approved.
SALEM, Or., Oct. 17. (Special.) Ap
proval has been given by State Engi
neer John H. Lewis to an application
of James H. Sturgis for the appropria
tion of 60 second-feet of water from the
Umatilla River to develop 28t horse
power for commercial purposes. The
proposed project is near Barnhart and
the approximate cost Is J20.000. Con
struction of a concrete dam seven feet
high and 700 feet long and a ditch
four miles long are features of the pro
Boom Franchise Granted.
SALEM, Or., Oct. 17. (Special.) The
Public Service Commission today grant
ed a franchise under the boom act to
the Gresham Lumber Company, allow
ing it to operate on Drift Creek, Alsea
River and Alsea Bay in Lincoln County.
Phone your want ads to The Orego
nlan. Main 7070, A 6095.
Location Can be inspected at Taylor
Street Dock, Portland, Oregon.
This new Stern Wheel River Boat,
built in 1917, is offered for sale.
Capacity 200 tons; equipped with
600-H. P. engines and boilers.
Bids for purchase will be received up
to October 31, 1918, at the office of
the Secretary, F. W.' Anderson, Hut-
ton building, Spokane, Washington.
Do You Want Some
Boat Spikes. Bolts
NORTHWEST STEEL CO.