Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 27, 1919, Page 9, Image 9

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State Refuses to Question
Five Defense Witnesses.
1 he
Attempt to Recall Cae of Mistaken
Identity Eight Years Ago Is
Ruled Out by Judge.
Of the first eight witnesses called by
the defense In the trial of Jack Hamll
ton. realty dealer chartd with forsery,
before Circuit Judge Morrow yesterday
live either testified differently than was
expected of them or so uncertainly tha
the prosecution did not cross-examine
a single one, and three were not auowea
by the court to testify.
R. J. Ellis, patrolman, was the first
to be called. He was expected, obvious
ly, to Impeach Stephen A. D. Corey ana
Oeortre M. Layman, witnesses for the
prosecution, by a reflection on their
dependability as witnesses. He was
asked if he knew the reputation of
either Corey or Layman as to truth and
Rrpotatloa 'ot Kim.
Xo, he answered. Attorney John
J. Jeffrey looked at Attorney Lee Travl
lifting his eyebrows. There was no re
"Take the witness." said Attorney
"No cross-examination." replied Den
uty District Attorney J. Hanimersley
who. with Ieputy Samuel H. Fierce,
represented the state.
C. C. Moore, the notary before whom
the forged mortcape as signed, was
called. fjaek Fletcher. complaininK
witness, had accused Hamilto.. of div
ine him a deed to a homestead in Mai
lieur county on -a-hich the name of J.
Burton Buchanan was forged.) Moore
was a:-ked if he had ever seen Hamil
ton. A positive "No" would have in
jured the state's case ereatly.
"I can't say whether 1 ever did or
not." replied Moore.
Take the witness." said Attorney
"No cross-examln-t:on," replied Dep
uty Jlat..mersley.
C heek Deal Is Recalled.
I. J. Sloops and Fred Kauer. pro
priutors of a billiard ami eoft-ilrink
establishment on Fourth street, were
called. It was intimated that they
were expected to testify that a man
named Buchanan had passed a bai
check on them and that Hamilton was
not the man. Uoth testified that there
bad been no bad check passed on them
by either Hamilton or Buchanan. Stoops
asserting he had never seen either Bu
chanan or Hamilton.
A. II. Winter was called for the ap
parent purpose of testifying to the fa
miliarity of Hamilton with Portland
It beins; necessary that the prosecution
tthow that he was a non-resident since
the forgery in 1913. else the statute of
limitations would apply to his case. He
aaid he had met Hamilton last July and
was driven around by Hamilton, who
was showing some property. He tcsti
tied that Hamilton did not cm to
inow the names of streets.
Winter said that he did not know the
reputation of Ed De Young. De Young
was a witness for the prosecution, be
ing brought from Salem, where he is
serving from six months to three years
on a forgery charge, to testify that
Hamilton had told him all about the
alleged deal with Fletcher some while
ago. Hamilton's recognition by a
friend of Fletcher as he testified for
the defense during the( trial of I'c
Youiitf lead to the present prosecution.
Trial la earlag Kod.
Neither AVinter, Bauer or Stoops were
Judge J. 1'. Kavanaugh. attorney J. J.
Fitzgerald and C. A. Ambrose were
eubpenacd next by the defense to
testify concerning a case of mistaken
identity which came up in local courts
more than eight years ago. Judge Mor
row sustained an objection against this
and would cot permit them to testify.
rJmily Baker. Alloc Bostock. W. C.
Houghton. H. W. Beale. C H. I'ugh,
Henry J. Clough. William A. Cannon
and I. H. Cook were called upon to
testify as to Hamilton's presence in
Spokane. Wash., in March, 1915. at the
time the alleged forgery took place in
The case was concluded for the de
fense without Hamilton taking the wit
ness stand In his own behalf. Argu
ment was begun and will be concluded
this morning.
K. Kubli, at Luiu-lieon. Tells
Extent and Character of
Imperial Council.
relieving that no one thins will do
more to advance the credit rating of
I'ortland in the business circles of the
world than will the holding of the
lri Imperial Council of the Mystic
Shrine ill tins city, the Asswiat ion of
Credit Men last niht pirt their "O. K."
on the plans of Al Kadcr Temple for
securing that event.
Credit men declared that no one
tiling did more for the material ad
vancement of Seattle in recent years
than did the meeting of the Shriucrv
in that city in 191i.
The credit men dined at the Tienson
in the evening and had as one of their
guests K. K. Kubli. who told them of
the extent and character of the Im
perial Council.
Mr. Kubli called it the largest meet
ing that is held in North America, and
said the event would bring loo.oOo
visitors to Portland, that they would
stay four days. He estimated they
would leave f2.000.ui0 In the cash
registers of the city.
April S and S the members of Al
Kader will make a canvass of Portland
to raise the $100,000 needed for enter
tainment purposes, provided the con
vention comes here. No money will
be collected If the convention goes to
some other city. In case the sub
scriptions are called the total amount
will be divided into three equal payments.
Lincoln Sen Ice Men Will Be En
tertained Today.
Lincoln high school boys who have
returned from service with the army,
navy or marines will be entertained at
a reception at the high school at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon. Service men.
their friends and families have been
invited by the faculty committee which
is in charge of the event.
An interesting programme is prom- j
ised for the assembly at 1:30 o'clock.
following mis win oe tne reception.
All service men are expected to appear
ill uiiiXorto.
y and Demand.
The second of a series of ihree statements
The war directed attention to the need of petroleum conservation. Speaking
on this subject, Mark L. Requa, General Director, Oil Division, United States Fuel
Administration, recently said:
"The disproportion between the supply of and demand for gasoline is enormous
and constitutes a critical problem.
"Projected at the percentage of increase, 1904-1914, we should require in 1927
something, like 700,000,000 barrels of petroleum. In 1918 our total production was
only 350,000,000 barrels." X
To meet this situation both the petroleum and automo
bile industries have for several years been making every
effort. The problem has been approached from every
(a) The oil producers are constantly prospecting for
new fields. They have sunk many wells and are
doing everything possible to increase petroleum
(b) The oil refiners, with the help of their chemical
engineers, are ever devising new and improved
processes of refining by which they squeeze every
possible drop of gasoline out of each barrel of
(c) The automotive engineers have aided much in
gasoline conservation by their constant improve
ment of automobile engines and methods of car
burization. Their efforts are to secure the opera
tion of automobiles on grades of gasoline that
permit the maximum production of this motor
fuel from each barrel of crude oil and which, at
the same time, will give the greatest power and
mileage from each unit of gasoline consumed.
All these methods are succeeding to a marked degree,
and yet gasoline consumption is increasing much faster
than production.
Facing these bald facts last summer, it became evident
to President Wilson and the United States Fuel Adminis
tration that there was virtually as great need for gasoline
conservation. as for food conservation.
In consequence the United States Fuel 'Administration
requested Eastern states to discontinue entirely all non
essential use of passenger automobiles, and for a time this
request was so extended that only automobiles in Govern
ment, emergency or war service were in use on Sunday.
These limitations were not extended to the Western states,
because at the time there was enough gasoline being pro
duced in California for Pacific Coast needs and its distri
bution did not require the use of transcontinental trans
portation facilities needed for war.
It was part of this same campaign to conserve gasoline
that led President Wilson to appoint a Government com
mittee to determine and adopt standard specifications foe
gasoline and other petroleum products.
This committee consisted of the United States Fuel Ad
ministration and representatives of the War and Navy
Departments, the United States Shipping Board, the Di
rector General of Railroads, the Bureau of Mines and the
Bureau of Standards.
The committee was assisted and advised by technical
experts from each of these departments and bodies.
After extended discussions, exhaustive tests and experi
mentation, this Government committee adopted standard
specifications for gasoline, not only for aviation purposes,
but also for general motor use on land and sea.
These United States Government specifications were
drawn up with a view to providing a grade of gasoline that
would meet every practical requirement and yet allow
maximum production. They deal with the problem on the
basis of the best utilization of our petroleum resources,
and the maintenance of reasonable prices to the consumer.
Drafted as they were by impartial Government experts,
these United States Government gasoline specifications
are today being generally considered as the most practical
standard for gasoline. They insure an efficient and satis
factory gasoline and at the same time have due regard foe
the necessity of petroleum conservation.
The gasoline being furnished today is more powerful
and gives greater mileage than the gasoline of ten years
ago. Its use is made possible by the improvements in auto
mobile engines and methods of carburizatioh. To go back
to the gasoline of ten years ago would be to accept a more
highly volatile but less powerful gasoline giving less mile
age. It would also result in decreasing the production and
increasing the cost of gasoline.
All Red Crown gasoline now being supplied in the Pa
cific Coast states is refined to conform with the United
States Government standard specifications. It has the
full, uniform chain of boiling points necessary for full
powered, dependable gasoline: Low boiling points for easy
starting, medium boiling points for quick, smooth acceler
ation, and high boiling points for power and mileage.
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