Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 03, 1919, Image 1

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    VOL. I.VIII. NO. 18,233.
Entered at Portland (Or off on)
PoatoftMee tfl Feconfl -da?w Matter.
Peace Conference Awards
Cause Dissatisfaction.
Council of Three Shows No
Disposition to 'Make Up.'
German Delegates Wait Around for
Credentials to Be Scanned Soviet
Hale Fails at Munich.
' CBy the Associated Press.)
' With the controversy between ItalJ
iand the council of three still unsettled
and the Chinese delegation reported to
ke disposed to protest against the
award of Klao-Chau to the Japanese,
Belgium now is. declared, dis
satisfied with the terms of the peace
treaty as regards her territorial desires
in Germany.
Apparently no great attempts are be
ing: made by the council of three to1
bring about a . reconciliation In ideas
with the Italian delegates. The French
ambassador to Italy, however, has con
ferred at length with Premier Orlando.
' Council Dors Little.
Aside from discussion by the council
of three of minor articles of the peace
treaty. Friday in. peace conference cir
cles in Paris was a quiet day. Like
wise at Versailes, where-1 the German
delegates are awaiting the peace terms,
there was little activity.
The soviet movement in central Eu
rope eeemlngly is fast approaching its
downfall. Munich, seat of the Bavarian
eoviet. which was known to be sur
rounded by government forces of Pre
mier Hoffman, is reported unofficially
to have been, recaptured. In Hungary
the forces of Kins Ferdinand of Rou
rnania, with the monarch at their bead,
are about to enter Budapest, while Bela
Kun, foreign minister in the Hungarian
fcoviet. continues to make overtures for
a. cessation of hostilities by Roumania
.nd also by the Czccho-Slovaks and
Red Threaten Ronmanim.
Advices from Moscow say the Rus
sian bolshevik government has cent an
ultimatum to Roumania demanding
evacuation of Bessarabia. Forty-eight
hours have been given the Roumanians
to comply.
The Spanish parliament has been dis
solved by King Alfonso and new elec
tions set for June 1, according. to re
ports received in London from the
Spanish capital.
PARIS, May 2. (By the Associated
Tress.) The Belgian delegation to the
peace conference is expressing dissatis
faction over the terms of the prelimi
naries for peace as they affect Bel
glum. None of the territiorial claims
of Belgium has been granted, except
that of Malmedy, in Rhenish Prussia,
the population of which before the war
was largely "Walloon. Malmedy will
revert to Belgium. The territory on
the left bans of the Scheldt river and
Maastricht and the Limbourg peninsula
are not mentioned in the terms.
Hon Marks Lie Idle. t
Of the $500,000,000 already mentioned
il an immediate financial indemnity
far Belgium, more than half the amount
has merely been placed to Belgium's
credit in allied countries as part pay
ment of war loans. No provision has
been made for the recall by Germany
of the six billion marks which were
left in Belgium and now lie in Belgian
banks and vaults, bearing no interest
and unproductive, as the circulation
of the mark in Belgium is not permit
ted. M. Delacroix, the Belgian premier,
arrived in Paris today bringing a mes
sage of proiest from the Belgian senate.
M. Hymans of the Belgian peace dele
gation is expected to appear before the
council of three to make representa
tions concerning the terms granted
VERSAILLES, May 2. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The German delegates
to the peace conference today expressed
themselves as well satisfied that the
first meeting Thursday with repre
sentatives of the allied and associated
powers took the form of a mutual ex
change of credentials rather than a
one-sided demand for the production of
the German papers for purposes of
Identification. - They take this as an
Indication that the negotiations are to
be conducted on the basis of equality.
Credentials Are Examined.
The credentials committee of the
peace conference held a meeting today
to examine the German credentials re
ceived yesterday.
There is no disposition, it is said, on
the part of th3 allies and the United
States to raise any questions regarding
the competency .of the Berlin govern
ment to speak for the remainder o!
Germany. They are proceeding on the
Theory" that the Berlin ministry is the
icsl German government.
The arrangements for- reporting
future sessions of the peace congress
In the Trianon are expected to eho
Immediate improvement. No telephones
had been installed and the correspond
ents were forced to walk half a mile
through the mud to Versailles proper
and telephone to Paris. Today, how
ever, an army of telephone men invaded
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Column 2.)
L. G. Jones, Driving Big Machine,
Said to Have Been Drinking Be
fore Attempting Turn.
Guy Switzer. 5825 Eighty-fifth street
Southeast, was killed, and L. G. Jones,
8927 Fifty-seventh avenue Southeast,
was injured seriously at 2:30 P. M. yes
terday by the overturning of an auto
mobile driven , by Mr. Jones one mile
south of Linnemann Junction, on the
Gresham carline. Officers say they
found in the wreck the remains of a
jug which had contained wine, and that
the accident was due to the excessive
speed at which the automobile, was
traveling, estimated by witnesses at iO
or 50 miles an hour.
The wreck occurred on a curve In
Pleasant avenue. In front of the home
of & E. Poppleton.
About 100 feet from the turn he evi
dently applied the brakes, but when
the car hit the curve it turned a com
plete somersault endwise, alighting In
Mr. Poppleton's yard. The machin e, a
heavy one, caught Mr. Switzer under
neath, killing him almost instantly. The
right hind wheel struck Mr. Jones'
chest ar.d pinned him down, but prob
ably did not injure him fatally.
Witnesses of the wreck lifted the car
off the occupants and telephoned to
Portland for an ambulance. Manager
Buck, of the Ambulance Service com
pany, who answered the call, says Mr.
Jones had been drinking. Deputy Cor
oner Goetsch and Deputy Sheriff Beck
man, who investigated, agree with him.
Mr. Switzer was 37 years old. He lived
with his mother, Mrs. Minnie Switzer,
5825 Eighty-fifth street Southeast. He
was a horse trader. Mr. Jones, who is
23 years old. was until recently an em
ploye of the Columbia River Shipbuild
ing corporation. He is at the Good Sa
maritan hospital. He is unmarried.
The accident wrecked the automobile
completely, crushing the top, breaking
an axle, and tearing two wheels from
the car.
Coroner Smith- announced last night
that he would hold an inquest. If Mr.
Jones recovers, the authorities may file
a charge againxt him. The body of Mr,
Sv.-itzer is at the public morgue.
ew Contracts "Will Replace Can
ceilatlons, Says Hurley.
WASHINGTON, May 2. Shipyards
will not be forced to suspend work nor
will any men be thrown out of em
ployment in the contemplated readjust
ment of the building programme of the
shipping board. Chairman Hurley said
today. Mr. Hurley explained that the
prospective cancellation of 2,000,000
deadweight tons of shipbuilding con
tracts would be followed by the sub
stitution of contracts calling for the
construction of more desirable types of
The prospective cancellations, he said.
would be of undesirable types of ships,
which cannot be completed until late
in 1919. . : 1M JB
Former Portland Woman at Hood
River "Celebrates" May Day.
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 2. (Special.)
Mrs. Gladys Wendover, teacher, of
languages in the high school, observed
May day in strictly bolshevist style
yesterday, visiting other city schools,
delivering bolshevist talks and dis
tributing literature. Today she was
dismissed by the city school board be
cause of her radical tendencies.
Mrs. Wendover, who came here from
Portland recently, has been under
observation for several weeks. Forme
distributions of bolshevist literature
brought warnings' from school author!
Problem Referred to Revenue Com
raissioncr for Solution.
NEW TORK, May 2. Are corsets un
derwear? This problem was put up
today to Commissioner of Internal
Revenue Roper by Lew Hahn, execu
tive secretary of the National Retail
Drygoods association. The new lux
ury tax is the cause of the difficulty.
An official ruling has declared that
corsets are underwear, Mr. Hahn says,
and a luxury and taxable.
Some merchants are collecting the
tax and others are not, and Mr. Hahn
appeals to Commissioner Roper to put
corsets In their proper place officially.
Refusal to Recognize Shop Commit
tee Ties XTp Plant.
LOS ANGELES, May 2. Six thousand
five hundred employes of the Los
Angeles Shipbuilding & DVydock com
pany at Los Angeles harbor went out
on strike late today because officials
of the company refused to recognize a
shop committee.
The day workers, 3500 in number,
went out late in the afternoon. When
the 3000 night workers arrived they
were met by the day men outside the
yards and told of the strike. The
night force joined the day workers and
the plant was forced to shut down.
Issue Equivalent to 5 Per Cent
Consols Soon to Appear.
LONDON, May 2. The British gov
ernment is about to offer a great new
loan equivalent to 5 per cent consols,
says the Daily Mail. The newspaper
adds that the loan will take the form
of consolidated stock bearing 4 percent
The issue price win be 80, thus mak
ing the yield 5 per cent.
Early Withdrawal From
Germany Decreed.
War Department Plans Bear
Out President's Statement.
Indications Are That September Will
See Last of American Troops
Out of Occupied Area. .
WASHINGTON, May 2. Determina
tion of President Wilson, indicated In
press advices advices from Paris, that
no American troops shall continue on
German soil for a longer nerlod after
the signing of the peace treaty than
may be necessary to embark them for
home, is borne out by present plans of
the war department, which contemplate
the return of the entire American ex
peditionary force by September. Be
cause of this General March, chief of
staff, is making every effort to speed
up the demobilization in this country.
An official announcement issued to
day as to the accumulation of surplus
clothing for the troops stated that the
estimates -were based on "troop with
drawals to be completed in September,
Schedule Recently Exceeded.
The September date represents esti
mates by embarkation officials as to
the maximum possible speed in with
drawing the entire force In Europe, in
cluding the troops holding the Coblenz
bridgehead sector on the Rhine. If
anything, officers believe the move
ment will be accelerated rather than
retarded. The schedule has been ex
ceeded recently and in increasing meas
ure from week to week, with an in
dicated monthly movement of 450,000
men, the best predictions of General
March and his aides, bid fair, it was
said, to be more than realized.
General March returned today from a
personal inspection of demobilization
centers in the southeastern department
At each camp the chief of staff checked
up the semi-permanent demobilization
personnel at the camps in an effort to
reduce the number of men who are
being held in the service for this work.
Speedy Work Is Reported.
Officers recently returned from France
say the "two bottle necks" through
which practically the entire movement
must pass, the embarkation camp at
Brest and the debarkation stations at
Hoboken, are now operating at remark
able speed.
WASHINGTON, May 2. Only about
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I ' I
Presidir udg Willis Forbids Dem
of " ation. When Verdict
Is Announced.
7 ', ANGELES, May 2. Mayor F. T.
.man was acquitted tonight of a
.-ge of bribery.
jVhen the jury sent word just before
o'clock that it had reached a verdict.
Judge Frank R. Willis, who presided at
the mayor's trial, announced to the
crowded courtroom that no demonstra
tion - would be permitted, no matter
what the outcome. '
After the verdict had been given.
however, many persons crowded about
the mayor and congratulated him. He
stepped over to the jury box, shook
hands with the Jurors, and thanked
them for acquitting him.
Mr. Woodman issued the following
'I never had the slightest doubt as
to the outcome. I knew I was abso
lutely innocent of any wrongdoing,
and that the Jury would bo decide. The
verdict speaks for itself and I have
nothing to add to it except that I re
gret exceedingly the damage done the
city of Los Angeles through the pub
licity given the case."
Announcement was made by the dis
trict attorney's office that the acquit
tal of Mr. Woodman would have no
effect upon the 'decision to place on
trial George Henderso'n, alleged to have
bribed the mayor, and A. W. Hackett, a
police sergeant indicted during the
Woodman trial. Hackett is alleged to
have accepted a bribe to protect vice.
Mr. Woodman is a candidate for re
election. The primary election will be
held next Tuesday.
Nervous Georgia Postmaster "Uncov
ers Mail-Order Package.
WASHINGTON, May 2. The post
master at Americus. Ga., reported to
the chief postal inspector today that
he had held up a registered package.
mailed from New Tcork with a Girobel
Bros.' tag and addressed to a promi
nent citizen of Amerfcus. The inspect
or's office at Atlanta was ordered to
AMERICUS, Ga., May 2. Investiga
tion of the mysterious package with
markings of the Gimbel Bros.' store of
New Tork showed that it contained i
watch from Gimbel Bros, to an Ameri
cus citizen.
Parliament Dissolved Following
Clash of Police and People.
LONDON. May 2. King Alfonso of
Spain has signed a decree dissolving
parliament, says a dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph from Madrid. The
dispatch adds that general elections
will be held June 1.
The police and people engaged in a
May day demonstration clash yesterday
afternoon, 29 police and several per
sons being wounded.
National Policy Based on
People's Will Aim.
Copy of Indepsndence Declara-
tion Reaches United States.
Evacuation by All English Garri
sons Demanded to Enforce In
ternational Rights.
XEW TORK. May 2. Supreme Court
Justice Cohalan received today from
Sean T. O'Kelly. the representative of
the Irish republic at Paris, a copy of the
declaration of independence adopted by
the Irish republic parliament, publica
tion of which has been suppressed In
Ireland. This Is the first copy to reach
this country-
The text of the declaration reads:
"Whereas, The Irish people is by
right a free people; and
Whereas, For 700 years the Irish
people has never ceased to repudiate
and has repeatedly protested In arms
against foreign usurpation; and
"Whereas, English rule In this coun
try is, and always has been, based upon
force and fraud and maintained by
military occupation against the de
clared will of the people; and
Complete Freedom Aim.
"Whereas. The Irish republic was
proclaimed In Dublin on Easter Mon
day, 1916, by the Irish republican army
acting on behalf of the Irish people;
"Whereas, The Irish people is re
solved to secure and maintain its com
plete Independence In order to promote
the common weal, to re-establish Jus
tlee, to provide for future defense, to
insure peace at home and good will
with all nations and to constitute a na
tionalpolicy based upon the people's
will with equal right and equal oppor
tunity for every citizen; and
"Whereas, At the tnreshhold of a new
era in history the Irish electorate has
In the general election of December
1918, seised the first occasion to declare
by an overwhelming majority its firm
allegiance to the Irish republic:
Support Pledged to People.
"Now, therefore, we, the elected rep
resentatives of the ancient Irish people
in rational parliament assembled, do
in the name of the Irish nation ratify
the establishment of the Irish republic
and pledge ourselves and our people to
make this declaration effective by very-
means at our command;
"To ordain that the elected repre-
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Huge Painted Numbers on Decks
and Sides of Vessels to Serve for
Daylight Guidance.
NEW TORK. May 2. At 11:30 o'clock
"some morning In Newfoundland" the
navy's trans-Atlantic seaplanes will
start on their flight of not less than
18 hours to the Azores, it was learned
at the Rockaway Point naval air sta
tion today.
This means that the three planes, the
NC-1. 3 and 4 will travel all of one
night and will not alight before 5 or
6 o'clock the morning after they de
part from Newfoundland. Sixty de-
troyers equipped with powerful search
lights will sweep the heavens with con
tinuous swinging beams all night so
that during the hours of darkness the
air pilots can find their way along a
path of light with a "lamp post" ap
proximately every 50 miles.
For daylight reckoning huge num
bers will be painted on the decks and
the sides of the vessels so that observ
ers In the planes may check their
course. Flying will be at a height of
about 1000 feet.
Estimates available tonight are that
each machine will consume about 650
pounds of gasoline an hour at the start.
but that by the time the Azores are
reached fuel consumption will have
dwindled to something like 360 pounds
an hour, the decrease being attributed
to lightening of the load carried as
gasoline is consumed.
Green taps Burned at Agricultural
College Campus.
Corvallit". May 2. (Special.) For the
first time In several years, the fresh
men -won the annual bag rush this
morning. The first-year men carried
six bags over the sophomore line, win
ning by one bag. A free-for-all clash
developed after the rush when the win
ners endeavored to serpentine on the
campus. Finally the freshmen tri
umphed and serpentined, rooting and
yelling on the Mower field.
George M. Schwarz. president of the
student body, was official starter, and
each of the 11 teams was managed by a
senior man.
Jimmy Richardson, baseball coach,
mingled unintentionally In the rush
when he saw W hitney Gill, catcher,
and Babe McCart, pitcher for the var
sity baseball team, in the thick of the
fight. He rescued the two.
formal burning of green caps and
ribbons, official insignia of freshman
followed and the morning's festivities
cloned with the dedication of the senio
bench by Orin Dadmun. 1919 class pres
Strike of Cooks and Waiters I neon
vcnlenees- Salt Lake.
SALT LAKE CITY. May 2. Salt Lake
citizens had a difficult time today find
Ing restaurants, due to the strike of
rooks and waiters. Only a few eatin
places in the city are being operated
The cooks and waiters are demanding
a straight eight-hour shift wlthou
breaks. About 200 are said to have
quit work.
Unless a scttlcmeent is effected to
morrow in the controversy between
the bakers and their employes this city
may face a bread famine. Bakers are
demanding day work and wage In
creases. Several bakeries have been
forced to close.
Contraband Is Destroyed.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. May 2. (SDe
claL) Seventy gallons of intoxicating
liquor were poured down a sewer a
the county court house today by Sheriff
Johnson and deputies. The liquor wa
taken In raids on Illicit stills in th
county and was a mixture of rice wi
and beer made from wheat and pota
The Heather.
TKSTERDATS Maximum temperature. 1
decrees: minimum, 43 degree.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate northwester
China and Belgium voice complaints. Face
Car-f nthfan troops to oppose Juco-Slav In
veston. raco 5.
4'2B Pari policemen Injured In Mar day
no lb. face
Hlndenburc reforms German army in haste.
face o.
Irish -American delegation leaves Paris for
Dublin. Pas &
Many killed by single Boche shell. Page 14,
Entire TJnlted States force In Germany t
come home soon. -Page 1.
Rise In Intranstate phone rates defended.
Face 4.
Tom efttir.
Clarence Keames and other western official:
on bomb list. Pace 7.
Destroyers at night to light way for ocean
fllon. Pago 1.
Mayor Woodman acquitted. Pace 1.
Court holds testimony of baby's face Is
dangerous. l'Mge 4.
Pacific Coast I-eague results: Portland 2,
Oakland 1 ; San Kranclsco T. Salt Lakt
ft (12 Inning; Vernon 4. Prattle 3; La
Angeles 11. Sacramento 6. Pago 12.
Columbia nine trims Washington, 6 to 4,
Pago 12.
Interest centers on track meet teday.
Pa co 3 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Winter wheat makes good procresa in all
Pacific coast states. Page -1.
SSOO-ton hull, to be launched today, buil
in day. Page 20.
Low-grade rails artlve feature of Wal
street trading;. Pace 21.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland to fight federal luxury tax. Page
Last appeal made for victory loan. Page
Warriors expected home folk to buy bond
says t a trier Kolley. Page 7.
Portland may yet obtain assignment
battleship Oregon to harbor. Page 13.
Portland barber charges attorney and others
wild blackmail. i'ago lo.
Captain Mannlon returns from futile pursuit
or -aiio to Honolulu. I'sge io.
Laudation of reds aemittted by editor.
rage 22.
Mayor Baker asks Mr. Hurley about ship
yara future in Portland. Page 2u.
Guy 8wltxT killed. L. G. Jones hurt. In
automobile wreck. Page 1.
caUier report data and forecast. Pace 2L
Come Forward' Is Slogan
for Final Drive.
otal of $2,464,275 Needed to
Put Metropolis Over.
Life-Saving Demonstration, Street
Meetings and Band Concerts to
Close Great Drive.
It is the manifest duty of every
citizen to use every effort to
raise - Portland's victory loan
quota. Given the opportunity,
every man and woman will re
spond. No matter what other
cities do. Portland must answer
in full. That citizens may have
this ODDortunltv. everv bank In
J Portland is hereby instructed to
remain open today until 9 o'clock
P. M. for the purpose of taking
victory loan subscriptions, keep.
Ing windows open this afternoon
for that purpose alone. Citizens
are asked voluntarily to prove
Portland's mettle.
Portland. Or., 1 A. M , May 3,
Kntire state quota. 1:6.747,530
Subscribed to date, outer-state
and city 24.2S3.275
Deficit to raise today 2.464. 175
Portland's quota share. 14.7S6.325
Subscribed to date.... 12.322.050
Deficit to raise today 2.164.275
Today Is the Isst day of the Oregon
victory loan drive.
In the victory loan drive today the
last resolute rush of the Portland cam.
paigners for their city and for Oregon's
honor, the reserves of citizenship must
be hurried to the front line If the quota
is carried tonight. To every man and
woman and child, whose means permits
the buying of a bond, the message is
"Today Portland and Oregon have
the opportunity to close their war rec
ord with a perfect climax." runs the
Portland" lienor at Makr.
"Come forward! If tonight brings
success. Portland and Oregon will be
first in the west and third in the na
tion. At victory hut. or at any bank,
the bond blanks are waiting for you.
The last duty of victory, the privilege
of co-operative citizenship. Is yours."
But there must be giant strides today.
The city campaign definitely closes to
night. Outer Oregon has long ago com
pleted Its quota. The state waits on
Portland. And Portland, by official es
mates late yesterday, lacks S2.464.27a
of Its S14.7S6.325 quota. Its total on
the morning of the last day is S12.322,
030. Its subscriptions yesterday rolled
forward with renewed impetus, reach
ing the daily total of SI. 377.250.
Tho whippet tank, familiar ltttla
favorite of the earlier days of the local
drive, is to arrive this morning from
Hood River, and will be stationed at
Sixth and Alder streets, in mimic de
fense of the -ictory loan trench. Fire
works and gunfire will add to tho
realism of the tank's participation,
laveatora Rally to Call.
The rallying call of the last few das
has been loyally answered. The ad
mirable nature of the investment itie'-f
is at last clearly understood. At vic
tory hut. Sixth and Morrison, and at ail
banks, thousands of volunteer subscrib
ers have fulfilled their duty in the bend
d-ive. More will throng forward today,
for time doss not permit waiting for
the solicitors. They have worked In
cessantly for two weeks. They have
given their toll and time without fee.
New they must return to their own
neglected affairs.
If Portland wins tonight. Oregon will
win. Mora than that, the downtown
district will witness the joyous cele
bration of a city that has closed it
record cleanly. Plans are perfected tor
a mighty rally tonight in victory
square, when the thousands of men and
women campaigners, with a host of
citizens, will form the "victory patrol"
and will await the word that seals the
city's pledge to the nation.
Portland Qnota Is Kxpcrted.
Tf Portland people will do what they
should." declared City Chairman Kmery
Olmstcad late last nlcht. "there is little
do-.ibt but that Portland will lead the
cities of the west, and that Oregon will
be the third state in the union. And T
feel that the people of Portland will
respond with a generous, spontaneous
rally on this closing day. I am not
confident of victory, but I hope for it
with Indications pointing the way to a
complete subscription of the city
"The response the past two days has
been very encouraging," said Willis K.
Clark, city executive secretary. "It has
given new heart to the men and women
who have been working hard In the
ACuucluded oa, i'agt tulmua S.J.