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TITR 3IORXIXG ORECOXIAX, TUESDAY, FERRUATiY 11, 1910.'
BILL KiCKED OUT
Fight That Promised to Be
Lively Flattens Out.
GAMBLING HELD NUISANCE
Tlonse r.ies Anti-Game Measure,
Also Bill Authorizing Tax to
Raise $50,000 for Fairs.
BOISE, Idaho, .Feb. 10. (Special.)
The Albion normal removal figh, which
promised to be one of the most inter
esting contests In the legislature, flat
tened out today in the house of repre
sentatives, when the hill providing for
the con olidation of the normal with
the Idaho Technical Institute at Poca
tello, backed by the state board of edu
cation, was killed. It received a. clean
knockout shortly after the rollcall,
when Ounmundsen of Cassia county
moved that it be indefinitely postponed.
His motion carried, 54 to 7.
Since its introduction the measure
has been the center of a strenuous
lobby for and against. There were
Fiprns when the house convened that an
agreement had been reached quietly
to dispose of the removal fight without
Fear of Spread Kelt.
It is said in legislative circles that
there was fear that the consolidation
epidemic, if once well started, might
not be confined entirely to the Albion
and rocatello educational institutions,
hut might spread so as to involve the
university and the Lewlston normal;
ttiat an agreement was reached by the
members from the north with those op
posed to the hill from the south, to dis
pose of this by killing the removal bill.
The programme decided upon worked
without a hitch. There was not even a
debate on the motion to indefinitely
Another educational bill met with as
nummary a fate, the one indorsed by
the Idaho Federation of Women's clubs,
introduced by the two women members
of the house, Drake and White, to re
quire the governor to appoint ;i woman
ncin':or on the state board of educa
tion. The bill was defeated on the
third reading by a vote of 42 to in, both
women voting against it. They did
not believe it was necessary to pass a
bill making it mandatory for the gov
ernor to appoint a woman, as a member
of the board, for they believe that if
a properly qualifh-d candidate is pre
sented he will take that action.
(amhlins; Declared Vnisanee.
The house passed a number of bit's.
One of the measures passed is the
Witty anti-gambling bilH which de
clares gambling a nuisance. Another
is the house measure authorizing an ad
valorem tax to raise $."o,0'o annually
instead of through appropriation for
the state fair at Boise, the livestock
show at Iewiston and the show at
I'ocatclb"' or Idaho T'alls. The house
meinori; I asking concrress to appropri
ate to counties TXT now 01 hand for
use in blowing up stumps, introduced
by Keit today, also was passed.
Vancouver Officer Transferred.
OKI IONIA V XF.WS Ht.'RIOA P. Wash
ington. Feb. 10. First Lieutenant
Charles Richafd Gowen, medical corps,
now at Vancouver Barracks, Washing
ton, is ordered to report for duty at
general hospital No. .21 at Denver,
EXPRESS CAMPAIGN OPENS
"Better-Service" Drive to Be Fea
tured by Four-Minute Talks.
The better service campaign of the
American Railway Express company is
being launched today throughout the
country, the purpose of which is to
educate shippers in better packing of
goods for transport and developing
higher efficiency in service all along
the line. General Agent Waring has
the campaign in charge for Portland
and will be commander-in-chief in the
local drive. He has lined up an or
ganization of "four-minute men" to
speak during the day to different
groups of employes and inform them
how they may individually and col
lectively aid in bringing the work of
all up to the highest standard.
The committee in charge of the bet
ter service campaign for Portland is as
follows: City office, Eaucus and Gay
nor; depot offices, Vickers, Thomas,
Franz, Morris, Hansen and Diewert;
vehicle department, Clayton and
H. E. McGINN 60 YEARS OLD
End of Six Decades in Portland for
Henry E. McGinn is fO years old
today. He was born in Portland Feb
ruary 11, 1S59, and has lived here for
exactly six decades. He knows old
and new Portland as few men know it
and he also knows Oregon and Oregon
people and has an unfailing interest
in it and them.
Not a few pioneers ad other resi
dents have been surprised at the ex
traordinary knowledge possessed by
Judge McGinn of their personal his
tories. He is what might be called a
biographical expert. It is hie pleasant
habit to congratulate his friends and
acquaintances on their respective birth
days each year, either in person or by
letter. The office telephone number of
Judge McGinn is Main 9387; house num
ber Woodlawn 2540.
Gooding College Students Active.
GOODING, Idaho. Feb. 10. fSpecial.)
Since the enrollment at Gooding Col
lege has more than doubled since De
cember 30, the student -activities have
taken on a new life. The glee club and
the public speaking classes are prepar
ing another programme. The basketball
boys have organized, with Frank Ben
nett as' captain, and arrangements are
already being made for a series of
games and contests with a number of
outside schools. Application has also
been made for entrance into the South
ern Idaho conference, which already in
cludes the Idaho Technical Institute at
Pocatello. the College of Idaho at Cald
well and the State Normal at Albion.
Assistant Secretary Resigns.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. Felix Frank
furter today announced hisresignation
as assistant secretary to the secretary
of labor and chairman of the war labor
policies board. The board will go out of
existence within a few weeks, since its
activities have come to an end.
Portuguese Royalist Wounded.
LISBON. Feb. 10. It is announced
in reports from Aveiro that Captain
Henrique de Paiva Couceiro. the royal
ist leader, has been wounded, probably
in fighting at LameRO or Vizcu, whicli
have been taken by republican forces.
Civilian Questions Taken From
Hands of Foch.
WILSON'S PLAN IN EFFECT
Xew Body to Gather Information on
Xeutral Blockades and Reliip
ments into Germany.
BY HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement. J
PARIS, Feb. 10. (Special cable.)
Not since the armistice was signed has
such a iong step from war toward
peace been taken as was recorded yes
terday when the inter-allied supreme
war council lifted all questions other
than those of a military nature, from
the allied high command and placed
them in the hand3 of a special civilian
commission, created by resolution,
drafted and offered by President Wil
The succession of the military by
political agents was definitely forecast
by the World's correspondent more
than a week ago in dispatches. The
change was unavoidable, because of the
highly cornplicated economic questions
with which soldiers are less competent
to deal than are experts on such sub
jects as finance, food, blockade control,
shipping and raw materials, all of
which enter basically into the future
relations of the allies with Germany.
All will play a part in the computa
tion of reparation.
Economic Council Assumes Power.
The new body which takes over most
of Marshal Foch's powers is called the
supreme economic council. America's
representatives will be Bernard M.
Baruch, Vance McCormick, Ambassador
Davis, Thomas W. l.amont and Albert
Straus, with the possibility of Herbert
Hoover being substituted for Am -bassador
Davis. Two of these are to be
members of the permanent armistice
commission at Treves to make certain
The military members have shown
their inclination to give the necessary
support to the economic measures that
the civilians advocated. The French
at first were unsympathetic to the
proposals, seeking' to retain complete
control in Marshal Foch's hands, but
President Wilson's arguments pre
vailed through the hearty supporj of
the British delegates, which was prom
ised the day before by Lord Reading
in the name of Premier Lloyd George.
Germany to Get Supplies.
The first efforts of the new body will
be devoted to gaining information on
matters' affecting the neutral block
ades, and reshipments into Germany.
The tendency will be to permit a freer
flow of needed supplies into Germany.
Another meeting of the league of na
tions committee yesterday morning
brought the work of that body nearer
to completion. The work on the final
draft star'.s tomorrow, and It will bo
ready for submission to the plenary
session of the conference next week.
A well-defined sentiment exists here
favoring the election of President Wil
son as the first president of the supreme
council of the league, but he is not en-
couraging such support. He wishes
first to see what attitude the United
States will assume, although there Is
no reason to doubt that approval will
be given to the project which Is taking
such shape as to leave no ground for
A sticking point may arise in the
matter of mandatories, which may re
quire special legislation by which
America could accept such responsibili
ties. The Italian mission in Paris is puz
zled by the report that it has reached
an understanding with Jugo-Slavia. No
agreement has been found, and Italy
still insists that she is entitled to the
possession of Flume and demands ques
tion five be left to a plebiscite.
CENTRALIA BOYS RETURN
Howard Barner and Dale Hubbard
Arrive in Fast From France.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. A. L. Barner, of this city,
has received a telegram from her son
Howard, a former Centralia high school
boy, announcing his return to the
United States from France. He landed
at Newport News. The soldier is a
member of the"-483d aero squadron and
had been in France for the past year.
Sergeant Dale Hubbard, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. P. Hubbard of this city,
who, the war department recently an
nounced, was slightly wounded, ar
rived yesterday at Camp Mills, ac
cording to a telegram received by his
parents. Sergeant Hubbard was a mem
ber of a regiment of forestry engi
neers and had been in France for more
than a year. Hi.-trip across the At
lantic consumed 12 days.
POLITICS AIDS CRIMINALS
Surprising Report Made by Cleve
land Bar Association.
CLEVELAND. The Cleveland bar
association has made its report on
Cleveland crime conditions and causes
in which it declared that the judicial
machinery of Cleveland and Cuyahoga
county was completely broken down
because officials had to engage too
often in political fights to retain of
fice. The committee also declared that it
found that men frequently served on
juries while at the same time acting
as bondsmen of persons then charged
with crime and that bondsmen often
had been permitted to handle and carry
transcripts from municipal to common
Railway .Operating Expenses Saved.
CHICAGO. Felfc 10. R. II. Aishton.
regional director of railroads for the
northwestern section, in his annual re
port for the year ended December 31,
1918. shows that a total saving of $34.
233,282.46 was effected in the operat
ing expenses of:lhe lines under his con
trpl as a result'of the unifications and
economies due to government operation.
Yakima Man Is Acquitted.
YAKIMA, Wash., Feb. 10. (Special.)
J. S. Anglea, charged with shooting
his brother-in-law, William Simpson,
was acquitted in superior court. Anglea
claimed he fired in self-defense after
Simpson had attacked Mrs. Anglea in
a quarrel over irrigation water and
Centralia Blocks I. V. W. Efforts.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) It was learned today that In
dustrial Workers of the World are en
deavoring to rent a building in Cen
tralia as a. headquarters, but ho far
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Among the millions of men who. smoke cigars,
there are probably only a few hundred thousand
who really appreciate a very choice cigar.
Van Dyck is produced for these several hundred
thousand. One by one, these smokers are finding
that here is a cigar in which is combined unusual
skill in leaf selection and unusual skill in rolling
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Have you seen the four select sizes?
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rf forts have not met with suc
The former headquarters of the
organization here were closed by a
doletra t ton of citizons ntoiit a year ntro.
The furnishings wore piled in tlio strrrt
m nd burned.
SHIPYARD WORKERS You left the shipyards lo enforce your demands for
higher wages. Without you your employers are helpless. Without you they cannot
make one cent of profit their whole system of robbery has collapsed.
The shipyards are idle; the toilers have withdrawn even tho the owners of
fhe yards are still there. Are your masters building ships? No. Without youi
abor power it would take all the shipyard employers of Seattle and Tacoma working
Jignt hours a day the next thousand years to turn out one ship. Of what use are
:hey in the shipyards? .
It is you and you alone who build the ships; you create all the -wealth F
society today; you make possible the $75,000 sable coats for millionaires wives. Iti
is you alone who can build the ships.
TRey can't build' the ships. You can. Why don't you?
There are the shipyards; more ships are urgently needed; you alone can build
;hem. If the masters continue their dog-in-the-manger attitude, not able to build)
;ne ships themselves and not allowing the workers to, there is only one thing left
:or you to do.
Take over the management of the shipyards yourselves; make the shipyards!
your own; make the jobs your own; decide the -working conditions yourselves: decide
your wages yourselves. '
In Russia the masters refused to give their slaves a Jiving wage too. The
Russian workers put aside the bosses and their tool, the Russian government, and
:00k over industry in their own interests. .
Theie is only one way out; a nation-wide general strike with its- object the
iverthrow of the present rotten system which produces thousands of millionaires
nd millions of paupers each year.
The Russians have shown you the way out. -What are yoa going to d about
t? You are doomed to wage slavery till you die unless you wake up, realize that
rou and the boss have not one thing in common, that, the employing class must b
vrthrown, and that you, the workers, must take over the control of. your jobs, and
hru them, the control over your lives instead of offering yourselves up f the mas'
.ers as a sacrifice six days a week, so that tjiey may coin profits out yeor iwm!
Read these reproduced Hand
bills, which were circulated
among the men in Portland ship
yards. Grasp the full meaning of the
directions and suggestions. They
strike at the life not only of es
sential business, but at the gov
ernment under which we live. A
few agitators, recent arrivals
from foreign countries, would
tear down institutions with"
which they are not even ac
quainted. We do not believe that Amer
ican workmen, either within or
without organized labor, are in
sympathy with the too evident
purposes of these" propagandists.
It was you who made tfce wheels of Industry hum. When the owners
of the shipyards went away on pleasure tours the ships .were produced
just the same. But now that you hare left the yards the wheels are
silent, the steel is rusting in the winter rain, spaders spin their webs
from girder to girder, and no ships slides down the ways to carry the com
merce of the world, All is silent in the yards. Your labor power has been
withdrawn and a portion of the world stands stilL Does not this make you
realize your strength? Can you not see that it is the workers who produce
the wealth of the world .and it is to the workers that the wealth should
belong? Then why not prepare- to take that which is yours by right?
Strikers! The shipyard employers have confessed that they cannot
properly manage industry. They say that thy cannot conduct the
yards efficiently enough to provide the workers with necessary food,
clothing and shelter. They are failures. They admit It. But yoa
strikers know you could properly run the yards because you have always
run the yards. You know that you could shorten the hours, use more
safeguards against accident and dath, .have more sanitary arrangements,
give to every worker employed more ejf the .necessities and luxuries of
life, and still, -produce the ships that the world, so sorely needs. You
could manage the shipyards thru an industrial organization. You could
discipline yourselves by your own unions. You could select your own
managers by competitive test from your own members. You could
control your jobs and your own lives. You could work as free men in
stead of slaves. And you could produce the ships at far less expenditure
of human labor energy than under the wasteful rule of the inefficient
industrial masters. Accept the employers apology. They have failed.
Prepare to take and control the industries, workers.
Strikers! The world is the workers for the taking, and the workers
are the vast majority in society. Your interests are paramount to those
of a small handful of useless, idle parasites who have the nerve to claim
a title to the shipyards. When a majority of the workers stand together
their, mind, muscle and skill will create all the goodHhings of life, and
their class-conscious solidarity will aDow them to keep all the good things
for themselves. You have nothing .to lose but your chains and you have
a world to gain. Let this be your demand, strikers: THE WORLD FOR