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TIIE 3IOKXIXG OREGOXIAX, THTOSDAT. DECE3IBER 19. 1918.
NEW DIRECTORS OF
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The Liebes Label on your Furs is a guar
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Garments are fashioned from Prime
Pelts Shipped Direct from our
own Trading Posts in
the Far North
Henry L Corbett Shows How
Business Has Expanded.
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WAR INDUSTRIES LARGE
Trcsidcnt of Chamber of Commerce
. Sets Forth Accomplishments of
Various Bis Activities.
Directors of trie Portland Chamber of
Commerce elected by the members, an
nounced upon completion of the count
at the annual meeting last night, were
Three-year term H. L. Corbett, A.
J. Bale. "William McMaster, Max S.
Hirsch and Ira F. Powers.
Two-year term Peter Kerr, David
Honeyman, Isaac D. Hunt, A. G. Labbe
and K. B. MacNaughton.
One-year term C. K. Dant. T. H.
Edwards, Faul C. Murphy, Emery Olm
stead and H. B. Van Duzer.
These were the 15 names placed In
nomination for the directorate by the
nominating committee. There were a
few scattering votes for various mem
bers of the body for the directorate.
A light Vote was cast. There was a
lie vote for Ira F. Powers and Peter
Kerr which was decided by lot, the
former gaining the long-term place.
Charles F. Berg was elected chairman
of the members' forum, his opponent
being C. W. Hudson, both having been
nominated at the first meeting of the
members" forum, following adoption
of the new by-laws. Eight votes that
were cast through the error of an em
ploye, not in confoVmity with the by
laws and having no effect on the re
sult, were thrown out by unanimous
vote of the members present.
Board to Elect.
With the conclusion of the first
election held under the new by-laws
the Portland Chamber of Commerce
terminates the bureau system of opera
tion and returns to control centralized
in the board of directors. The board
will elect its officers, and It is under
stood that every man whose name was
placed on the ticket by the nominating
committee. all of whom are now
elected, will give his best thought and
attention to the effort to make the
body effective in industrial and civic
Following the submission of the an
nual report of President Corbett, Sec
retary Dodson submitted a report re
viewing the activities of the past year
'in management of internal affairs. It
dealt to some extent with -the volum
inous amount of detail that is centered
upon the commercial organization of a
city, and wide diversity of matters call
ing for attention.
Mr. Corbett Glvea Address.
The growth and pace of the city
during the past year, its enviable
record in war work and war industries
and the forecast or its activities for
the future, if it is to maintain and
enhance it3 present lead, were ex
haustively discussed by H. L. Corbett,
president of the Portland Chamber of
Commerce, in his addres3 before the
"The past year has been the most
eventful In the history of the city,"
said Mr. Corbett in opening. "It
witnessed our fullest possible co-operation
in the efforts" of the United
States for the winning of the war in
Europe, marked the culmination of that
struggle in victory for the allied cause
and leaves us, at the close of the
year, facing the multitudinous prob
lems of reconstruction and adjustment
of business on a peace basis."'
Speaking of the city"s prompt re
sponse to every call, as a loyi-1 patriotic
community and declaring the year to
have been "the most important the
city and state have ever witnessed,"
-Mr. Corbett turned first to considera
tion of the shipbuilding industry, which
he held to stand above every other
local industrial element.
Many Ships Built.
"It was only recently that Portland
and Oregon began ehi.)building in
earnest," said Mr. Corbett. "In a
period of slightly more than two years
we have launched 45 steel ships, nearly
all of them of large size, having 347,200
deadweight tons capacity. At the same
time we have constructei 150 wood
ships of 619,300 deadweight tons capac
ity. "In the past 12 months this territory
has launched 37 steel ships of 286,000
deadweight tons capacity and 115 wood
thips of 4S3,000 deadweight tons ca
pacity. This has been exceptionally
rapid work and represents a produc
tion of i something like 158,000 tons
above the conservative estimate made
at the beginning of the year to Chair
man Hurley of the Shipping Board as
to what Oregon would do in the great
cause of meeting the allied, demand for
"We have in the state, including Van
couver just across the Columbia, four
steel shipbuilding plants of large size
where there are 19 building ways. In
same territory we have 17 wood
shipbuilding yards with 75 ways. These
yards were almost fully manned by
labor when the Government announced
the crisis had passed and there would
be a reduction in shipbuilding opera
tions. Had the war continued unti
next year, as was expected, and had
the Government permitted our ship
builders to go ahead at full capacity
in their various plants, seeing that
if- received all possible raw ma
terials, it would have been very easy
for this district to have produced ma
terially above 1,000,000 tons deadweight
Campaign Is Advocated.
"In view of the fact that the wood
shipbuilders of the district were re
quested to build a type of ship de
signed in the East to meet an emer
gency on the 'Atlantic, and were given
no choice in shaping this design so as
to meet the trade conditions of the
Pacific, it was to be expected that the
emergency ship would not be sought
eagerly by the trade that must mar
ket our commodities throughout the
world. It is regrettable that the Fed
eral Government aid not permit our
wood yards to build types of ship that
tne traae wanted ana tor which there
- would be a ready market.
"It should become, for the next year,
the duty of the Chamber of Commerce
and the people of this community to
conduct a campaign to have the Gov
ernment build types of wood ships that
are in demand, that are approved by
the trade, that would have a positive
earning capacity, and, above all other
things, would be the medium for trans
porting our lumber and other com
niouities to the consumers -who are
taking the water route. We have taken
the position that so long as the Gov
ernment is building ships for peace re
quirements it is in duty bound to build
wood ships as rapidly as steel ships if
the trade requires those ships, and if
the earnings of those ships when used
by that trade could make a satisfac
tory showing and particularly if the
use of those ships would be the only
likely avenue for the marketing of
our raw materials and food products
Mr. Corbett also reviewed the spruce
production industry, paying tribute to
the spontaneity with which the timber
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HUDSON SEAL SCARFS Specially Priced $20 to $95
CONE Y SCA RFS Specially Priced $650 to $35.
MOLESKIN SCARFS Specially Priced $20 to $135
SKUNK SCARFS Specially Priced $25 to $125
OPOSSUM SCARFS Specially Priced $950 to $35
MISSES' and CHILDREN'S FUR SETS Priced $950 to $25
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and logging interests rallied for the
production of airplane stock. In con
sidering the problem that arises
through the termination of spruce pro
duction, he. said:
"When the spruce production work
was suddenly suspended without warn
ing and the army of men engaged in
that occupation was compelled to seek
other employment, i't threw upon the
community a very heavy burden which
has not been removed. This burden
must be taken up by the new board
of directors, the lumber manufacturers,
shipbuilders and others, and most seri
ous effort made to relieve the situation
and get the territory into a normal
lumber producing state which should
thereafter rapidly develop into tne
greatest lumber production that the
world has ever witnessed in any like
Appreciation was also voiced by Mr.
Corbett for the- work of the fir lumbei
committee, headed by H. B. Van Duzer.
and of the grain corporation, conducted
by Max H. Houser, as vice-president
of that branch of the Federal Food
He spoke in strong commendation of
the public spirit and loyal service of
W. B. Ayer, as Federal Food Adminis
trator for Oregon, and i Judge C. H.
Carey, as chairman of the local com
mittee of the War Industries Board.
Oriental Line Favored.
"During the past year a very large
number of people have been approached
by the Chamber in an effort to estab
lish ship-operating lines from here to
various ports," said Mr. Corbett. "Dur
ing the war conditions our efforts
proved wholly futile. However, we do
believe that the time is near when
more than one line will be established
between Portland anH the Orient. Every
effort our board of directors could
possibly make has been undertaken in
one form or another and we believe
that the extraordinary emergencies re
Uting from the war demands on ton
nage were the cause of our failure
rather than a lack of proper presenta
tion on behalf of Portland."
Referring to the city's payroll dur
ing the past year, Mr. Corbett charac
terized it as the best that Portland has
experienced, due to the shipbuilding
operations and. allied industries, to
spruce production and lumber manu
Reports of the "War Industries Board,
summarized Mr. Corbett, showed that
Portland had employed the largest
number of industrial workers on war
work, outside of shipbuilding plants, of
any Northwestern district. These re
ports reveal that Portland had an aver
age of 18,822 persons so engaged; Seat
I tie, 13,045; Spokane, 4441; Tacoma, 2842.
w Industries Started.
"Our records reveal that 53 new in
dustries have been opened in the city
in the past year," said Corbett.
"Some of these are of considerable im
portance, while others are starting on
a small scale. This list does not in
elude the new flour mill of the Globe
Grain & Milling Company, which will
be erected in the immediate future and
for which tne' machinery is already de
livered the new flour mill project by
W. R, Bagot, nor the enlarged cereal
mill of Kerr, Gifrord & Co. Neither
does the list include a large number
of additions and extensions to plants
that have been made by factories for
merly in operation. For the war period
during most of which time the capital
issues committee and the War Indus
tries Board discouraged new develop
ments, we think this 'is a record of
which the city may well be proud"
Relative to port aevelopment, Mr.
Corbett predicted "a very heavy In
crease in shipping business here for
the future," as soon as XGovernmen
policies as to the control of the mer
chant marine are prepared." Similarly,
he accented the necessity for carrying
on the housing programme, to meet the
requirements of "increased population
that should, come with the restoration
of peace and development of business
in the post-war prosperity."
In dwelling on state development, Mr.
Corbett pledged the Portland Chambe
to expend its fullest energies for state
progress through the medium of the
newly organized State Chamber
Commerce, declaring that such co
operation should accomplish much, par
ticularly along the lines of union with
the Federal Government in all land
reclamation and settlement movements.
"The most important achievement in
the state work of the past year," said
Mr. Corbett, ''other than the effecting
of the state-wide organizations, wa
the naming of the Voluntary Land Set
tlement Commission of the Governmen
at the instance of our body. This com
mission has prepared a home unit plan
which seems to promise much more
effective and profitable farming and a
much more systematic manner of get
ting the idle or partly used lands of
the state into more intensive cultiva
tion. Bank Clearings Large.
"I desire to direct the attention of
the members to the statement of bank
clearings in Portland for the past 11
months, as compared with the same
months of 1917. This record proves an
enormous increase in the volume of
business transacted here. For instance,
in November our clearings were 1132,
000,000 as against $83,000,000 for the
corresponding month of 1917. In Oc
tober this year the clearings amounted
to $166,000,000 as against 1108,000,000
for October last year.
There has been a uniform gain for
each month of the current year, in
ome Instances this increase being
something under 100 per cent. For
those who take a pessimistic view of
what was accomplished I commend a
study of bank clearing records. .
Our postal receipts have made very
appreciable gains. For the first nine
months of this year the total is $1,461,-
35 as against $1,166,766 for the same
nine months of the past year. In what
ever measure postal receipts reflect
the business prosperity, this also is
submitted for study, as the increase
for the year already aggregates $344,-
Mr. Corbett closed, with a general
review of Chamber finances and af
fairs. Membership at present is 234 8,
with 168 non-resident members. The
gross income for the fiscal year, end
ing in March, 1918. was $1&3,125, ol
which $40,116 was from house charges
and $112,878 membership dues. After
deducting maintenance expense ap
proximately $65,000 remained available
for general work.
'Considering the volume of work
transacted in this community," said
Mr. Corbett, "and the fact that we were
expected to cover practically as broad
a field as our neighboring ctiies, we
have no apologies to offer for the
achievements recorded, considering the
amount of money available for the
T MAY GO TO
OPPORTUNITY SEEX FOR WORK
IX RURAL FIELDS.
County Work Conference Brings
Three Days' Session to Close and
That the T. M. C. A. must occupy the
rural fields of America as rapidly as
local conditions will jermit was the
message brought to the county work
conference of Y. M. C. A- secretaries
yesterday by H. W. Stone, general sec
retary of the Portland association, and
W. E. Wright, acting interstate secre
tary for Oregon and Idaho, who have
just returned from a National T. M. C.
A. conference at Atlantic City. N. J.
u. u. 'inornton, or Vancouver. B. c, a
member of the Canadian National T. M
C. A. council and in charge of the
county work programme in the western
provinces, outlined the progress of the
work in the rural fields in Canada.
Great work is being done in minimizing
juvenile delinquency in the rural dis
tricts of Canada through the operation
or the county work programme, accord
ing to Mr. Thornton.
Reports from field secretaries who
have been feeling out the sentiment in
Oregon and Idaho relative to the Intro
duction of the 1. M. C. A. programme
were most encouraging.
Organization work will be conducted
as rapidly as competent men can be
secured to take charge of the organized
units, according to John H. Rudd, inter
state secretary for county work.
A $50 liberty bond presented to the
county work organization by IL p,
Allen, a Hood River rancher, through
Leslie Butler. Hood River banker and
member of the county work committee.
will form the nucleus for an endow
ment fund for the county work pro
gramme in Oregon and Idaho.
The conference closed its three days
session yesterday afternoon.
Influenza BaoilH Haenifled.
over 6.000 times.
Before or After Influenza
BY LEE HERBERT SMITH. M. D.
These minute germs, enter the
body thru nose, throat and lungs.
and the first symptoms develoo
in from two to four days. It is
important to practise personal
cleanliness a clean skin, mouth
and nose, clean bowels. Avoid
the person who coughs and
sneezes. bleep well, eat well,
play well. Drink plenty of
water, hot or cold lemonade.
Then keep the bowels active.
Every other day take castor oil.
or a Trarfi-atave made of Mav.
apple, leaves of aloe, jalap, and
and rolled into a tiny, sugar
coated pill, sold by druggist as
Ut. .fierce s Pleasant Pellets.
In the " attack of Influenza nature's effort to remove the poisons
from the body often results in inflammation of the kidneys, and so it
is well to' help nature's effort by inducing perspiration, with hot
lemonade and hot mustard foot-baths, and hot water bottles. Obtain
of your druggist a kidney and backache remedy, known s "Anuric'
(anti-uric) tablets. Thes help flush the bladder, kidneys, and the
intestines, and act as an antiseptic, and if taken either before, or
during the attack lessen the pain and the danger to the kidneys.
When the attack is over and it leaves you in a weakened, pale,
anemic condition, it would be well to obtain an iron tonic at the drug
store. A good one is " Irontic ' Tablets, or if you prefer an herbal
tonic, a good one is Dr. Pierce's Golden, Medical Discovery, made from
wild roots and barks of forest trees, and without alcohol.
For those pest middle life, for those easily recognized symptoms
of inflammation, as backache, scalding " water," or if uric acid in the
blood has caused rhumatism, "rusty" joints, stiffness, get Anuric
at the drug store, or send Dr. Pierce, Invalids' Hotel and Surgical
Institute, Buffalo, N. Y., 10 cents for trial package of Anuric, which,
you will find many times more potent than lithia and eliminates uric
acid as hot tea melts sugar. A short trial will convince you.
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