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VOL.. L.VIII. SO.
Entered at Portland to r g nT
Poetofflce ss Second-Class Matter.
POKTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, 3IAY 13, 1019.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
FOB NUT SENATE
-174 SHIP CONTRACTS
MAY RETURN TO COAST
FOCXDATIOX COMPANY OFFI
CIAL MAKES NO COMMENT.
FOGH WILL ACT IF
HUNS REJECT PACT
PRESS TELLS DANGER
OF REJECTING PEACE
U.S. PLANES POISED
STATE FUNDS HIDDEN
IN FEAR OF ROBBERS
PAROLED MEN ARE
FOR ATLANTIC DASH
NOW GOOD CITIZENS
MANY GERMANS RECONCILED
ALL CURRENCY AND SECURITIES
REMOVED FROM VAULTS.
TO ALLIED PROGRAMME.
" a. i
COMING FIGHT IS DEFERRED
Progressive Group- Opposes
fk Penrose and Warren.
43 ATTEND CONFERENCE
Senator Cummins of Iowa Selected
President of Senate Pro Tern.
Without Any Opposition.
'WASHINGTON, May 14. Republican
senators in conference today agreed
unanimously upon a programme for or
ganization of the next senate, but de
ferred discussion of the opposition by
the progressive group to the election of
Senators Penrose of Pennsylvania and
"Warren of Wyoming, as chairmen of
the finance and appropriations com
Senator Cummins of Iowa, upon motion
of Senator Borah of Idaho, spokesman
of the progressive group, was chosen
for president pro tern, of the senate
without opposition. Senator Lodge of
Massachusetts was re-elected republican
floor leader. Senator Curtis of Kan
sas was re-electea whip and Senator
Wadsworth of New York, conference
secretary. George A. Sanderson of Chi
cago was chosen for secretary of the
senate and David Barry, a Providence,
It. I., newspaper man, for sergeant-at-arms.
Lodge to Name Committee. -
t AH committee assignments were left
to a committee on committees which
Senator Lodge was authorized to ap
point and of which Senator Brandegee
of Connecticut, of the regular grotfp,
will be chairman. Bight other members
will be named soon and another party
conference will be held, probably next
week, to receive the committee's report.
The seniority rule, it is expected, will be
followed closely by the committee, al
though some of the progressives today
declared privately that they would
carry their fight against Senators Pen
rose and Warren to the 6enate floor.
The conference also authorized Sena
tor Lodge to appoint a committee on
order of business, or legislative steer
ing committee, of nine members with
Senator McCumber of North Dakota as
. chairman, and Sir. Lodge as ex-officio
member. A committee on patronage
distribution, headed by Senator New
f Indiana, also was ordered.
Dispute Not Mentioned.
No Indication of the fight against
Eenators Penrose and Warren developed
in the conference, which was confined
to the routine business of plans for
organizing the senate. It was said
that the factional dispute was not
beven members of the- progressive
grroup met in Senator Borah's office
previously to the conference and agreed
to nominate Senator Cummins for
president pro tempore, after Senator
Johnson of California had rejected
suggestion from a delegation of the
eo-called regulars that he become
The contest over the selection of
Senators Penrofe and Warren to the
committee chairmanship is expected to
develop in the committee on commit
tees at the next conference. Senator
Borah declared today that he would
not attend the conference unless it was
open to the public and under an agree
ment that senators are not to be bound
by a majority vote on committee as
Some May Stay Away.
A few of the progressives, it was
stated, plan to absent themselves from
the committee conference, while others
were reported to intend to vote against
Senators Penrose and Warren in con
ference, but prepared to accept a ma
jority vote of the conference. It was
said that the progressives would nomi
nate Senator Townsend of Michigan for
chairman of the finance committee
from the floor of the senate. Friends
of Senator Penrose expressed confi
denct that he finally will head that
committee, but there was said to be
strong sentiment among regulars as
well as the progressives for election
of Senator Smoot to the appropriations
committee chairmanship. .
Forty-three of the 49 republican sen
ators and senators-elect attended the
conference today. The absentees were
Senators Cummins. La Follette of Wis
consin. Gronna of North Dakota, Town
send of Michigan, Lenroot of Wiscon
sin, and Fall of New Mexico.
Power to Be Limited.
Rules designed to limit power of
senators who have seen long service
were adopted. They provide that chair
men of the 10 most important commit
tees shall be eligible for a place only
on one other committee and that the
personnel of committees shall be lira
ited to 17.
Senator Lodge was authorized by the
conference to notify democratic leaders
that pairs between republican and dem
ocratic senators would not be recog
nized on votes for organization pur
poses. Republican senators Also were
instructed to send a similar notice to
the democratic senators paired with
them. Republican leaders said the ef
fect would be that all members of the
senate would be required to be present
(Concluded on rase 4, Column 5.)
Portland and Tacoma Steel Ship
yards Expected to Get Back
Work for France.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 14. (Special.)
That the Foundation company will be
able to bring back to Portland and Ta
coma the gigantic $200,000,000 order
for 174 steel ships which it holds from
the French government, loomed up to
day as one of the immediate probabili
ties in the coast shipbuilding Industry
as a result of the lifting'of the ban
on foreign contracts by President
All work has been stopped on the
large steel shipyard which the Foun
dation company began building two
months ago in Cettem, France. Con
struction of this plant was decided on
when the United States Shipping board
refused to allow the Foundation com
pany to build the 174 ships in its Ta
coma and Portland yaras.
News that work on the new plant has
been stopped completely wa.s received
Seattle today from the east, tsayiy
Hipkins, general manager of the Foun
dation company on the Pacific coast.
refused point blank to be drawn Into
any comment on the probable return of
the 174 ship contracts.
'Pending word from our head offices
n New York City," he said, "I have
absolutely nothing to say."
From' eastern sources It Is learned
that the Foundation company undoubt
edly will reopen negotiations with the
shipping board if it ' has not already
taken that step. In this case, it is
pointed out there are no insuperable
difficulties In the way, the French high
commission and the Foundation com
pany having their headquarters in New
ALLIES ROILED AT HUNS
Rantzau Throws Cigarette Amidst
Gronp of Officers.
LONDON, May 14. (Special.) A dis
patch from the Daily News correspond.
ent, John Bell, at Paris, says: "I am
assured by good authority that Presi
dent Wilson was greatly surprised at
the chief German delegate's attitude
and tone at the great ceremony at Ver
'Another offense In the French eyes
is that Count von Brockdorff -Rantzau
came to the Trianon Palace hotel sraok
ing a cigarette, which he threw into
a group of allied officers before as
cending the steps.
'A further point is that a paper cut
ter placed on the table in front of him
was found to be broken after he had
left. One chronicler also suggests that
he did not show the necessary respect
for the treaty after it had been handed
to him, otherwise why should he have
covered it with his gloves?"
RELIEF FUND IS LARGEST
Committee Votes $3,600,000 for
Mercy Work In Near East.
NEW YORK, May 14. The largest
sum ever appropriated for relief in the
near east $3,600,000 was voted here
today by the executive committee of
the American committee for Armenian
and Syrian relief at a luncheon given
by Cleveland H. Dodge, the treasurer,
at which notable men, including Am
bassador Elkus, Dr. John H. Fliiley and
others, told of the widespread desola
tion and misery throughout Asia Minor.
One million dollars of the amount
will be spent for clothing and supplies.
In addition the following allotments
were made: Persia, $500,000; the Cau
casus, $825,000; Beirut, Ourfa and Mar
din, $300,000; Aleppo, $100,000, and Con
stantinople, $650,000. The balance of
the sum, $225,000, will be held for
WHALE SLOWS UP CRUISER
Mammal Impaled, on Bow Ram to
Be Sold by Crew.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14. Speed of
the protected cruiser Marblehead,
steaming here from San Diego for par
ticipation in navy day next Tuesday,
was mysteriously impeded last night
off Pigeon Point. Investigation by
searchlight discovered a 50foot whale
impaled on the cruiser's bow ram.
It was towed into port and Com
mander Charles P. Huff reported to
the mayor's office today it will be
placed on sale for $300, "which amount
had been needed by the crew for- ar
rangements for an entertainment to be
given soon. ,
GIRL SLAYER COMMITTED
Ruth Garrison to Enter Insane
Ward at Penitentiary.
SEATTLE, May 14. Miss Ruth Gar
rison, 18-year-old Seattle girl, recently
acquitted of the charge of murdering
Mrs. Grace Glatz Storrs, her rival in
love, today was committed by Superior
Judge John S. Jurey to the Insane ward
of the state penitentiary at Walla
A traveling guard is expected here
tonight to take Miss Garrison to the
OPERATION HALTS VESSEL
Liner Stops In Mid Ocean to Permit
Operation on Soldier.
SPOKANE, May 14. That a surgical
operation might be performed on Tony
Berhara, a returning soldier from
Weiser, Idaho, the transport Von Steu
ben, formerly the liner Kron Prinz, was
stopped on her course in mid-ocean, ac
cording to a special telegram from New
York received by the Chronicle today.
The vessel landed at New York today,
the telegram said, carrying a large de-
tacnment vi uunuwtsiem troops.
Allies Determined to En
force Peace Treaty.
GENERALISSIMO : ON RHINE
Committee . Named to
BOCHES SEND . RE NOTES
One Communication Alleges That
Economic Terms Will Mean
Ruin if They Are Enforced.
PARIS. May 14. (By the Associated
Press.) Immediate measures tending to
the further subjugation of Germany if
its delegates refuse to sign the peace
treaty were indicated today by the an
nouncement that Marshal Foch had
been seat to the Rhine by the council
of four to take such action as may be
come necessary in tho event that the
treaty is not signed..
The council of four today considered
the immediate relmposing of the block
ade against Germany In case that coun
try declines to sign the peace treaty.
The subject was under discussion at
two separate meetings of the council.
On the other hand, It is anticipated
that the blockade will be entirely lift
ed Immediately if the German dele
gates affix their signatures to the
The council of four of the peace con
ference appointed this afternoon a sub
committee comprising one member from
each of the five great powers (Great
Britain, France, Italy, the United States
and Japan) to deal with objections and
proposals from the German peace pleni
New Note Are Submitted.
Three new notes have been submitted
to the allies by Count von Brockdorff-
Rantzau. These have been referred by
the council of four to special commit
The report of the committee on the
German note .regarding changes
In the labor convention has been
approved and sent to the Ger
mans. - Close scrutiny of the treaty
revealed several omissions. The
council corrected one of these by de
ciding to Insert a clause providing for
the withdrawal of representation on
the reparations commission on a 12
The answers of the council of four
to the German notes on prisoners of
VConcluded on Page 2. Column 3.)
full sohl.Govn ANiyAWrvr Xunv
Situation Held No More Desperate
Than That or Carthage Fol
lowing Punic Wars.
COBLENZ, May 12. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The American military
uthorlties are permitting a certain
amount of comment on the peace terms
by the newspapers in the area of oc
cupation. The Vojks Zeitung of Coblenz,
after dwelling upon the severity of the
'And yet the dangers of - rejecting
the terms should not be under-esti
mated. Our situation is no more des
perate than that of Carthage at the
end of the second Punic war. The In
habitants of Carthage were stripped of
everything whlcH so far as could bo
foreseen would be of the slightest
value to them In recovering their
strength. Nevertheless the city found
means to rebuild its power."
In the first days after the publica
tion of the peace terms, a majority of
the Germans here were inclined to take
the attitude that the conditions were
utterly impossible. They now have had
time for reflection and reports from
ntelligence officers to army head
quarters say many civilians are Chang
ing their'point of view and are taking
into consideration what would happen
If the German government refuses to
accept the allied conditions.
HAWLEY FALLS 150 FEET
Oregon Man Not Unnerved by Ma
neuvers of Aircraft.
OREGONI AN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 14. Falling ISO feet In the
air, a record fall at Boiling Field with
out fatal results, meant nothing at all
to Representative 'Hawley yesterday
afternoon. It was not until today noon
that he discovered that all the officera
Lof the field were unnerved by the near-
tragedy and that Colonel Harts went
home early to recover from the shock.
Representatives Hawley, Timberlake
of Colorado, and Pratt of New York
were in the plane, a Martin bomber,
when a break came in the crest of an
air wave and the machine started to
falL Only the coolness and experience
of the pilot prevented a disaster, be
cause the plane was then up 00 feet.
BREAD PRICE TAKES DROP
Loaves Now to Retail for Ten Cents
Because of Competition.
The price of bread fn Portland, which
was Increased to 11 cents retail a loaf
several days ago, returned yesterday to
10 cents, according to an announcement
by the Haynes-Foster Baking company.
The reason for the drop, in price wa
given as competition.
Under the revision the wholesale price
of bread will return to 8 cents instead
of 9. The new prices became effective
yesterday and are general as far as
could be ascertained.
MOTHER GOOSE UP TO DATE.
orison with a Loaded Gun
and. Soon, gave Q'msi
was Hut njy Quiet
Two Machines Expected
to Start Today.
THIRD PLANE AT HALIFAX
NC-4 and Navy Dirigible May
Join in Ocean Flight.
BLIMP HURRIES TO GOAL
Drupe Power Balloon Speeds Over
Halifax Toward Trepassey, But
Plane NC-4 Stops for "Rest."
WASHINGTON. May 14. Weather
conditions predicted for the next 24
hours over the proposed route from
Trepassey bay to the Azores were re
ported at the navy department late
tonight as "less encouraging." This
was not Interpreted by officers, how
ever, as precluding in any way a deci
sion by Commander Towers to postpone
the departure of the planes.
HALIFAX, N. S., May 14. The United
States navy dirigible C-5 passed over
Halifax on her way to Newfoundland
at 5:50 P. M.
When the C-5 passed over Halifax
harbor it was traveling at high speed.
From points of vantage the balloon was
plainly visible to many people in the
city. It did not appear to be more
than 600 feet above the water. If the
blimp keeps up the same speed, experts
here estimated that it will reach the
Newfoundland coast about 2 o'clock
HALIFAX. May 14. The hyro-alr
plane NC-4, third of the American naval
planes to alight In the harbor here on
its way to Newfoundland for the
start of a flight to the Azores and
thence to England, arrived today from
Chatham, Mass., after a speedy trip.
Favored by a brisk south wind, the sea
plane covered the S40 miles In 3 hours
51 minutes and came down to the water
here at 2:05 P. M.
Early Start Flaased.
Lieutenant-Commander Albert C.
Read plans to start at dawn for Tre
passey. X. F, to Join the JiC-1 and
WASHINGTON. May 14. The Amer
lean naval seaplanes NC-1 and NC-S
probably will be In flight before sun
down tomorrow in the first attempt to
cross the Atlantic ocean through the
air. Official reports to the navy de
partment late today from Trepassey
(-Concluded on Page 4, Column 1.)
Tip Received From Portland Detec
tive Causes Treasurer to Place
Valuables in Hiding.
SALEM. Or., May 14. (Special.)
Acting on information furnished by
Portland police detectives. State Treas
urer Hoff has removed all currency and
negotiable securities from the vaults of
the state treasury department, and has
placed them In a secret hiding place
somewhere In Salem. This hiding place
is known only to joscoh O. Richardson,
chief deputy, who personally supervised
the transfer of the money and bonds
from the capltol safe and varnlts.
The state treasurer was warned by
the Portland detectives that a holdup
of the treasurer's office might be ex
pected some day this week. The source
of this information was not revealed.
but rather than take a chance with
safecrackers during the present crime
wave which Js sweeping the country
he decided to remove all negotiable se
curitles to some secret place.
During the past two days more than
$2,000,000 in negotiable securities, in
cluding bonds, gold and currency, has
been removed from the treasurer's
vaults, and bank robbers, should they
attempt holding up the state office,
would make a disappointing haul, ac
cording to Mr. Richardson.
"Although we do not admit that this
Portland tip is at all authoritative, at
the same time we feci that it is a wise
plan to play absolutely safe," said Mr,
Richardson. "It is much safer and
cheaper In the long run to place all of
cur negotiable securities In hiding until
the present crime wave has run its
course than to hire extra guards to
watch the office both day and night."
The capitol night watchman has been
instructed to keep a close watch for.
all suspicious-looking persons who
might be loitering about the building
at night. The building is locked up
after 7 o'clock P. M., and no persons
except state officials are allowed in the
building after that hour.
ONE-MAN JURYJS SUCCESS
Damage Case in Seattle Justice
Court Establishes Record.
SEATTLE, Wash.. May 14. A one
man jury today heard a damage case
in a local justice cort, received its In
structions from the court, retired to
deliberate, returned Its verdict In favor
of the plaintiff and T.-as discharged,
The case was brought by J. L. Evans
against the Puget Sound Traction.
Light & Power company, for $65.13
damages, which he said he suffered last
March when a street car ran into his
When the case was called constables
were sent out to gather in the usual
venire. Only two persons were found
and one was excused. When both the
defense and the prosecution accepted
the jury, the case proceeded.
EASIER CREDITS BIG NEED
Industries of U. S. and European
Nations Mu-t Recoup.
ST. LOUIS. May 14. American bank
ers must extend credit to business con
cerns of the country at a lower rate
of interest to stimulate industrial ac
tivity. United States Senator Robert L.
Owen, chairman of the senate commit
tee on banking and currency, declared
here today in addressing the Missouri
Senator Owen also recommended the
purchase of European government
bonds by American investors as
means of building up international
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
degrees; minimum. il degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; moderate southwesterly
Run press tells danger of rejecting peace
terms. Page 1.
Unrest spreads as treaty ia delayed. Page 2.
Austrian arrive to receive treaty. Page
Btggers evndence of Turkish distress. Page 3.
Kitchens favorite targets lor .Bochea on
Hundred Hour hill. Pace .
Herr Scheldemann denounces treaty In talk
with correspondents. Page o. ,
Clarence L. Reames leaves war work to re
suma private practice or law. page 4.
United States planea ready for Atlantic
flight. Paga 1.
Mexican president accused of bank robbery in
New xork court Page .
Three Sinn Fein leader plead guilty to ob
tainlng raise passports, page i.
Reduction in wheat prices announced. Page 8
Six-hour work day indorsed by labor. Page 7.
Contracts for 174 steal ships for France may
return to Portland and Tacoma. Pago 1
State treasury held target of robbers. Page 1
J. G. Arnold files brief at Salem in Olcott
mandamus case. Page 9.
Oregon Jersey Cattle club to hold big Jubilee,
Commercial and Marine.
Surplus stock of potatoes in northwest
neariycleanea up. page 24.
Chicago corn selling due to Director Barnes'
Speculative enthusiasm in Wall street re
vives. Page - J.
Wooden ateamer Awensday to load ties and
lumber tor Europe. Page 22.
Coast League results: Portland 4. Sacra
mento 1; Salt I-ake s. feeattle '1; Vernon
14, an Francisco 6; Oakland 4, Los
Angeles 3. Page 14.
Portland Junior tennis tourney set for Jun
11 to 14. Page It.
Card for next wki boxing show Is an
nounced. Page lo.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon and Washington casuala greeted a
union aepoi. rssa ia.
Allegations of blackmail continue In $15,000
alienation suit. Page 4.
Mystic Shriners of Pacific coast unite
back Portland's Invitation. Page 12.
Attorney for Eugene Turk ys prisoner
death due to neglect. Page 12. v
Secretary Baker not sincere, says Colonel
North. Page 24. ,
200 paroled men, now good citizens, m&k
monthly report in person. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast, rase 23.
200 Violators of Law Are
Industrious and Thrifty.
JOE KELLER HOLDS RECEPTION
Monthly Reports Are PIade in
Person Ur.der New System.
70 PER CENT MAKING GOOD
All Day Long Wcll-Dres-scd Men Call
Cpon State Official and Tell
of Present Prosperity.
BY BEN' HUR LAMFMAN".
Two hundred men who dress well,
who work every day. and even over
time, who have bank accounts and are
buying homes in many instances, would
form a nucleus for a model small town
with every citizen possessed of the
virtues of industry and thrift.
Joe Keller thinks so. As state parole
fficer he is somewhat of an authority
n the fiber of men. And yesterday, in
a big room on the seventh floor of the
courthouse, he talked to 200 such men.
Merge them In an ordinary crowd of
citizens and you couldn't pick them out
Yet each of the men to whom
Keller talked was once an inmate of
the -big house" at Salem, otherwise
he state penitentiary. Their aggre
gate records would furnish an almost
complete catalogue of crime. Todaj
they are on trial for their citizenship. v
men who have earned paroles from
prison and who are striving to poke
the past Into the rubbish heap and be
gin all over again.
Reports Made ia Ptrsoa.
They come to Parole Officer Keller,
here in Portland, because the old
method of making report by monthly
letter is considered obsolete. It had
Its drawbacks. Hereafter, for paroled
men in Tortland. the visit to the pa
role officer will be made each month.
Reports will be made in person, and
the advice and aid that the men seeic
ill be given to them first hand.
Most of the paroled men resident in
this city are employed in the shipyards.
though there ts a scattering engaged
in other occupations. All are draw
ing good wages. The average monthly
wage for 300 ex-prlsoners last month,
was $65. Roughly, a thir of the
number are employed on farms, with
their board and lodging not evident
in the returns made to Mr. Keller.
Taking this fact into consideration, it
is considered certain that the average
monthly wage is not less than S5
All day yesterday the throngs ol
callers came to confer with the parole
officer. At times there were 40 or 50
in the room awaiting turn to make a
report. They did not have.the bearing
of men who are alarmed or ill at
ease. Friendly among themselves, they
were equally so with their official
mentor. When they spoke to him they
called him "Joe." -
Reaaom for New System Given.
"It's this way. about the new sys
tem." explained Mr. Keller. "A great
many couldn't express themselves in
letters. They were men who had been
cheated In the matter of education.
I'm not saying how much that handi-
p may have had to do with their past
errors. But when they are enabled to
come in person with their troubles and
their reports or progress, it brings
them and the parole office closer to
gether, and makes it possible for us to
understand and give aid."
There was a caller before Joe Keller
at the time. He listened abstractedly
and pulled at his pipe. Then he
yawned, rose, and interrupted. His eyes
were clear and without shiftiness. He
was well dressed. He was the sort of
chap that looks like .a first-rate fellow
to go camping with.
"How's the time, Joe?" he asked.
"A quarter after two."
"Well, so long. It's time I was beck
on shift. Give my regards to Mrs. Kel
Former Train Robber New Ceok.
A few years ago the law hunted th3
man with loaded riflea. He was the
desperate leader of a train hold-up in
which bullets flew freely. Today he
draws $45 a week as a cook and is
going "straight" so straight that "hop
pers" and plain clothes men no longer
He wouldn't talft to the parole offi
cer when the rest of the boys were
there. He came in, glanced around,
and went out. It was only when a lull
arrived in the calling ist that he made
his report. A chap so essentially mod
est that he couldn't talk before his old
comrades of the "big house" the same
fellow who gambled his freedom and
his life in a train robbery that is noted
even in the exciting annals of such
Another man. middle-aged, with,
graying hair and quiet features, wanted
the parole officer to go out with hitn
and look at a residence property. H.e
has been out but a few mouths, em
ployed in the shipyards, and has the
game beaten to a frazzle so much so
that his savings will make a respect
able first payment on the coveted house
In came another, now employed as a
riveter in the yards. He calls himself,
a "gun man" after the slang of the
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