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THE MORNING OREGOMAX, FRIDAY, MAY 16. 1019. -v
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
City Editor Main 7070. A ns
Sunday Editor Main 7070. A B05
Advertising Department. . .Main 7070. A BOSS
Superintendent of Building. M.in 7070. A 6093
IIBTI.IO lBroadiy at Taylor) Musical J
ptsv, 'Aiaytime. Tonight.
BAKER (Broadway, near Morrison BaVer
lWyrrs in "Fair and Warmer." Tonight.
ALCAZAR (Morrison at Eleventh) Alcazar
1'layrrs In "Bought and. Paid For." To-
PAXTAGB3 (Broadway at Alder) VamJe-
vllle; three shown dally, 2:30. 7 and 0:05.
HIPPODROME (Broadway at Yamhill)
Vaudeville and moving pictures, 2 to 5.
. 6:45 to 11 P. M. Saturdays, Sundays and
holidays continuous. 1:15 to 11 P. M.
6TRA.VD (Washington street, between Park
and West Park) Vaudeville and moving
LYRIC (Fourth ana- Stark) Lyric company
'In "The Isle of Koko." This afternoon at
2:30 and tonight at 7:30.
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
On Sale at
Business Office. Oreconlan.
Call Main 4150 or A 4120.
KUAX.TT Board Luncheon Today.
Judge Stapleton will be chairman of
the clay at today's luncheon meeting:
of the Portland realty board at 12:15
o'clock at the Benson hotel. The prin
cipal -speaker will be Martin W. Haw
kins, member of the after-care staff
of the Hed Cross, who will speak on
Activities of the After-Care Depart
ment on Bfhalf of Discharged and
Disabled Soldiers." J. C. KnKlish also
will discuss "After-Care Work and Op
portunities for Volunteer Service." W.
B. Shivelv will discuss the lesral ques
tion: "When a landlord and his tenant
agree that the rent reserved in a writ-
ten lease may be reduced owing to the
tenant's inability to pay the stipulated 1
rate. may the landlord thereafter
ignore the oral ajrreement and sue and
recover from the tenant the full amount
of rent specified in the lease?"
A. L. KRALErr Elected President.
A. L. Fraley was elected president of
the American in: titute." of banking at
the annual election Tuesday evening,
held in the rooms of the association in
the Oregon building. The organization
is a section of the American Bankers'
association, having a Portland member
ship of more than 300. It plans exten
sive educational activities during the
coming year. The newly elected board
of directors consists of S. G. Austin,
-lohn Boentje. June Jones, Jack Leary,
l'rank S. Meagher and Christian Peter
son. A. T. Mathew was elected, dele
gate to the national convention at New
OrleanB. with T. F. Dunn and S. G.
Austin as alternates. A. C. Longshore
was elected delegate to the Oregon
State Bankers' association.
Telephone Rates Still Questioned.
Members of the city council will de
cide today if an appeal will be taken
from the decision of the public service
commission on the application for in
crease of telephone rates in Portland.
Mayor Baker has instructed Deputy
City Attorney Tomlinso'n to make a
thorough investigation and report to
the city council this afternoon at 2
o'clock. Although the commission did
not grant the pacific Telephone & Tele
graph company the increases in rates
sought, members of the council seem
inclined to think that the increases
which were granted are unreasonable.
11 rs.. F. K. Oltnghouso of 323 Wheeler
street, who attempted suicide yester
day forenoon by swallowing bichloride
of mercury tablets at her home, follow
ing z.n attack of melancholia. She 1s
at St. Vincent's hospital, where her
recovery is despaired of. Mrs. Oling
house is 43 years of age and only
recently married. The husband is a
motorman of the street railway com
pany, running out of the Kast Ankcny
barns. Friends say th.-t Mrs. Olingr
house was addicted to spells of brood
ing and that she had made previous
attempts upon her own life.
Bio Da in Irvington.
Irvington is going to celebrate Fri
day on account of the reopening of
the Irvington pharmacy, luth and El
Broadway, recently destroyed by fire.
It has been entirely rebuilt in ma
hogany, onyx and .plate glass and is
such a store as the Irvington district
deserves. There will be free ice cream,
sandwiches for the children and some
thing for mother and father. Invita
tions extended to all. Adv.
Dn. Conklin to Lecture. Dr. Ed
mund Conklin will lecture on "Psy
chology of the Self, Normal and Ab
normal!' at the central library this
evening at 7 o'clock. The public is
invited. At 8 o'clock he will talk on
the "Psychological Theories of the
War." The latter will be a repetition
of his lecture given in the Friday
morning lecture course for the women's
building. Those interested will be wel
come. Auto and Street Car Collide;
Woman Hurt. Mrs. George E. Stoner
of 7411 Fifty-ninth avenue, sustained
severe bruises and lacerations about
the head, when the auto in which she
was riding collided with a Mount Scott
street car yesterday forenoon, at East
Thirtieth and Hawthorne avenue. Mrs.
Stoner was taken to Good Samaritan
hospital. Her injuries are painful but
not serious, it is said.
Dr. Bates to Lecture. The public
is invited to attend two lectures which
will be given by Dr. Ernest Bates of
the University of Oregon at the central
library. This evening at S o'clock he
will discuss "George Moore in Contem
porary European Literature." Tomor
row evening his subject will be lDth
century French literature, with Remy
de Gourmont as the special topic.
Services Set for Tonight. Services
will be held at Congregation Ahavai
Sholom tonight at 8 o'clock. Rabbi
Montaz' sermon topic will be "You Can
not Cheat and Win." Mrs. Ethel Frie
man and Mrs. Robert Clark will sing a
duet, "No Hope Beyond." Tomorrow
morning services at S:30 o'clock.'' Rev.
K. Abrahamson will officiate.
Special Meeting Called. A special
meeting of the united war auxiliaries
reception committee has been called by
the president, Mrs. George L. "Williams,
for this evening at S o'clock in room
201 courthouse. A large attendance is
desired as an especially important mat
ter pertaining to the Salvation army
drive will be acted upon.
Gladstone Birdwoman to Lecture.
"Birds Seen From My Kitchen Window"
is the subject of a lecture by Mrs. Will
iam Hammond of Gladstone at the
Audubon society tomorrow at 8:30 P. M.
in library hall, central library. Mrs.
Hammond is a naturalist and ornitholo
gist and will show 40 specimens of
mounted birds to illustrate her lecture.
Bankers visiting Seaside for the
bankers' convention will find desir
able rooms, overlooking the ocean, with
private bath and a good breakfast at
Hotel Locksley Hall, Mrs. J. C. Wake
field, prop. Adv.
Foreign Trade Class to Meet. L. B.
Smith will meet the class in foreign
trade and transportation this evening
at 8 o clock in room 42 Oregon build
"John buskin ' Is Topic. "John
Ruskin" will be the topic at Temple
Beth Israel tonight at 8 o'clock, when
Dr. Jonah W ise will be the speaker.
Modern Oeeice Systems.
The approved practical kind. See Pa
cific Staty. & Ptg- Co., 107 2d st. Main
Bargains in remnant lots of choica
pladiolus bulbs. List on request. Last
chance. Crissey Gladiolus farm, R. F
I. No. 1, Boring, Or. Adv.
Milk and Rest Cure. The specialty
of the Moore Sanitarium. Office 908
Selling building. Main 1601. Adv.
Dr. Blackford rammed; Corbett bids.
Nurata Tea. Flavory and good
strength. Closset & Devcrs. Portland.
Remember Nu-rat-a Tea. Closset &
Severs, Portland. Adv.
Su.veb.iosi 'TouiiI "Wins. Loyd
Haberly of Silverton, Or, a Reed col
lege graduate of class, '17, at present
in the army at Camp Merritt, New
Jersey, has just received word of the
award to him for the second time of
the international law fellowship of the
Carnegie endowment fr international
peace. The fellowship carries with it
a fund of 750. Mr. Haberly will go to
Harvard university for study and
research in the field of international
Jaw. The award was won In competi
tion with candidates from -all other
Sunday Hike Arranged. Persons and
members interested in the Multnomah
club hike Sunday afternoon are re
quested to meet tomorrow morning at
1:15 o'clock at Broadway arid Wash
ington., Hikers are asked to take the
Vancouver car to Columbia boulevard,
walk easterly ' (o & point opposite
Rocky Butte and then south and over
Rocky Butte, returning via the Monta
villa car. Some splendid views are said
to be seen on this trip. ' Walk Will be
about seven miles. Miss Mae Benedict
is the leader. . , .
War Auxiliaries to Meet. A spe
cial meeting of the united war aux
iliaries will be 'held at 801 courthouse
tonight at 8 o'clock. The meeting has
been called for the purpose of effect
ing an organization to work in behalf
of the Salvation - Army home service
campaign in Portland, June 22 to 30.
Mrs. E. J. Ivers, a member of the com
mittee of the auxiliaries on aiding the
Salvation Army will explain the details
of tfte plans formulated for the or
ganization of the forces to work in be-
halt. or the Salvation Army.
Automobile Enters Reed College.
Returning from a club meeting in the
arts building at Reed college Wednes
day evening students were startled to
find an automobile, of the decided
'flivver" type owned by Will Eliot,
reposing across one of the halls. The
fit was so exact that several hands
were required to move the machine
from its improvised garage. Mischief
makers had squeezed- - the "rattler"
through the front doors during the
Fcn Promised Tonight. Mardi Gras
fun unrestrained will reign at "the
municipal auditorium tonight, when
fancy dress and masks will be in order
at "jazz canyon," where the "Daddies
club is holding the soldiers' and sailors'
homecoming Bazaar. Bags of confetti
will be given to the crowd and a battle
royal will follow. The frontier festival
closes tomorrow night, when presents
donated by Portland business men and
a $1760 automobile will be disposed of.
Rsed Instructor Called East. Dr.
Bertha Stuart-Dyment. director of the
Iteed college clinic, has been called to
New York for a conference with the
leaders of physical education. She will
have charge this summer of the five
special courses of training for recon
struction aides to be conducted at the
Reed clinic beginnning June 23.
Jewish Services Tonight. Services
will be held at the Congregation Nevah
Zedeck Talmud Torah, Sixth and Hall
streets, tonight at 8 o'clock and tomor
row morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Abra
ham I. Rosencrantz will officiate.
CITY TRAFFIC LAWS
WILL AGAIN APPLY
Municipal Court Judge Cites
Authority for Course.
ORDINANCES NOT NULLIFIED
MENEFEE DRY KILN BURNS
$10,000 LOSS IX MOUSING FIItE
IX tXIVEKSITY PARK,
Columbia Vnivcrsity Students Help
Stem Blaze .That Destroys
Approximately J40.000 was the loss
occasioned yesterday morning by fire
which destroyed four dry kilns of the
Mencfee Lumber company, at its Lm
versity Park mill. Origin of the blaze
has not been determined.
The fire was discovered at 6:45
o'clock yesterday morning, eating Its
way through one kiln and attacking
the others. T. M. Crane, day fireman,
turned on the automatic sprinkler sys
tem and blew the mill whistle, sum
moning the fire corps of Columbia University-,
which occupies the nearby
heights. The students fought the fire
until the arrival of the engine .com
panies. By effort, the damage was confined
to the four dry kilns, where 5,000,000
shingles were destroyed. Until new
kilns are erected the mill wiil remain
idle. Ninety men are employed at the
mill, which has a daily output of 550,000
Recent Inspection of the kilns
showed them to be in good condition,
and absence of labor trouble is held to
preclude the theory that the fire may
have been incendiary. The theory held
by company officials and firemen is
that it originated in spontaneous com
bustion. The loss is fully covered by
HEROES RETURN TO CAMPUS
J. E. Supple nnd Joseph Underwood
Home From "Oversea Service.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis, May 15. (Special.) A num
ber of former Oregon Agricultural col
lege men have just returned from serv
ice overseas and are visitors on the
campus. J. E." Supple, former varsity
baseball player for the Aggies, is visit
ing the campus. He was a first lieu
tenant in the second army in France.
Supple will return to college next fall
to complete his senior year.i
Joseph Underwood, a graduate of
Oregon Agricultural college, returned
recently with the 362d artillery and is
spending a few days on the campus.
He brought home several interesting
surveying Instruments belonging to
German troops, picked up in the Ar
HIGHWAY OPEN TO ASTORIA
Mudslide at Wcstport Removed and
Road Is Clear Down River.
ASTORIA, Or., May 15. (Special.)
Secretary C. I. Barr, of the Astoria
Chamber of Commerce, today issued the
"The Columbia river highway Is now
open and in good condition between
storia. and Portland. The mud slide
at Westport has been removed, and the
entrance to Astoria is now clear.
Uniformity of Regulation Aimed at
in State Law Is- Desirable De
When municipal court convenes this
morning, Judge Rossman will resume
the trial of traffic offenses under the
city ordinance, notwithstanding the is
sue recently raised concerning the
status of the Portland traffic -regulations
as affected by the new state traf
fic law, which went into effect March 4.
For three days, since the discovery of
the paragraph in the State law appar
ently designed to nullify all city triffic
ordinances and to compel the . enact
ment of new and uniform ordinances
throughout the state, prosecutions for
traffic offenses have been carritd, on
under the state law.
In a statement issued last night,
.TutVge Rossman defines his position and
interpretation of the issue, and declares
that he will resume prosecution of traf
fic offenses under the -city ordinance,
in order to test the issue. He finds his
authority in the home rule amendment,
illustrated by the Kalich vs. Knapp
case. In which the .supreme court held
that the legislature is without power to
over-ride local ordinances regulating
- City's Rules Must Be posted.
"When the legislature passe'd the
present state traffic law," said Judge
Rossman. "it evidently intended that it
should apply uniformly and be the law
in every county, city and town; except
that it gave to local authorities the
power to limit the speed of automobiles
over city streets, an to regulate mat
ters of parking, and for-hire cars. The
state law provides that when the local
authorities act in these respects they
must first post the speed regulations
upon signs at the city boundary upon
1 main highways, so that motorists
entering the city or town will know
what the speed limit in the city is.
The advantages of such a law are at
once apparent; as a motorist drives
from one part of the state to another
passing through several towns, he is at
all times familiar with the law apply
ing to his journey. At the present time
each town and village has its own pe
culiar set of laws, known only to the
town constable and justice of the peace;
and as the motorist goes on his way he
becomes a victim in each town of the
needs of the municipal treasury. Uni
formity of law, is, therefore, very de
sirable. "But the question is, has our state
the power to pass such a law; has the
legislative power been so weakened by
the home rule amendment to our con
stitution (Art. XI. Sec. 2) that results
of the above kind cannot be accom
plished? Supreme Court Makes Decision.
"Our present traffic ordinance be
came effective in January, and the
state law in March of the present year.
Which of the two governs traffic In this
city? The state law expressly invali
dates all municipal regulations in re
gard to traffic; it provides: All
such ordinances, rules and regu
lations now in force are hereby de
clared to be of no validity or effect;
and then provides, as above . indicated,
that municipalities shall have the
power to legislate only in regard to the
speed limit, parking and for-hire cars.
The supreme court of our state in the
case of Kalich vs. Knapp, has held that
under the home rule amendment the
legislature is without power to over
ride municipal ordinances regulating
local traffic; but. in a subsequent case
(Rose vs. Port of Portland. 82 Or. 541)
it has indicated that if this matter of
the conflict between municipal and
state legislation again comes before
that court it may not adhere fully to
its previous decision.
"Owing to the tremendous number of
traffic cases that come before this court
it is a matter of considerable impor
tance to know which of the two laws
govern. Then also, there are happen
ing in this city each month a large
number of accidents; and those who are
damaged are no doubt anxious to know
which law governs their rights.
Tent Case Could Be Made.
"This court should go slow in ignor
ing a state law by giving to it no ef
fect: especially when its purpose is so
excellent. However, since the case of
Kalich vs. Knapp has not been over
ruled, it is the duty of this court to
apply it to the situation and be gov
erned thereby: and that will be done. A
test case could be readily made, taken
to the supreme court, and thus the sit
"Uniformity of traffic legislation i:
desirable. This result could be easily
accomplished and the entire issue set
tled if the city council would repeal the
entire city ordinance in all of its pro
visions, except speed, parking and for
hire cars. This would then leave in ef
fect only the state law. The latter pro
vides that all fines should go to the
The pick of the pack is wait
ing for your head this morn
ing several higher values
all grouped under one
Sennits, Fancy and Split
Straws; sailor, telescope and
fedora shapes; plain and
fancy bands. ! "
Today we continue our
Boys' Days' Specials.
Double S. & H. Green
Stamps given in the
Morrison and Fourth
At the same time another referendum
will be submined on the question of
what disposition shall be made of the
railroads, whether they shall be re
talned under government control, re
turned to private owners with some
modified form of control by the gov
ernment, or returned as they were
before the war.
The state chamber is also engaged
in making an industrial surrey of Ore
gon to secure full kno wedge of die
velopment conditions, progress of new
industries and the needs of different
COMEDY COMPANY. ARRIVES
AH Plans Completed for Opening of
Oaks Amusement Park.
With a company of 35 people. Director
Armstrong of the Armstrong1 Folly com
pany, arrived in Portland yesterday to
open the summer season of musica
comedy at the Oaks Park auditorium
Featuring the review of 1319 musical
and comedy successes the Armstrong
company will present shows at -th
Oaks every afternoon and evening. An
other interesting and highly successfu
feature of the opening performances
will be the Winter Garden Runway
The Oaks Park will open tomorrow
afternoon and at 3 o'clock the Arm
strong company will present its firs
review. At the dancing pavilion Sat
urday evening the Cole McElroy jaz
band will hold its first dancing party
and thereafter the band will hold forth
at the pavilion every evening exoep
I specials J
a very special
California Ripe Olives large fruit 30c cans
for 25d 6 cans for ..... S1.40
Extra Table Fruit best of fruit and in cane
sugar only - peaches, pears and apricots,
three 33c cans for. . 90d
KELLOGG S SANITARIUM FOODS
with us Mrs. Rummel. a demonstrator from Battle Creek.
Come in and take advantage of this opportunity to learn
the latest in the way of health living as practiced at
Battle Creek. No charge. "
C. B. OLIVE Oils
Large bottles, each.
CHICKEN PIESKfTn onrl Qflr.
.. www uiiu uuv
FERHY'S SEEDS We have
them nnd they are reliable.
IMPORTED SWISS CHKKSH
r Genuine. Large cans, 7C
2GO STARK ST.
. EVERYTHING FOR THE OFFICI
Office Furniture & Appliances
PRINTING z EN6RA VING BOOKBINDINS
irTna o sthcets rnnAMS. sao
COMPLCTC LINE Of STESL
rtUNG cryces ano systems ,
Day and Night I
Business School 1
Unprecedented opportunities await the man who is ready and E
trained for a business position. Bookkeeping and stenographic
schools run throughout the summer.
1 College Preparatory School 1
Offers a summer term. By intensive, careful study the am- s
EE bitious student can add two or three credits to his prepara- Ej
EE , tion for college. E
Radio Telegraphy . . 1
EE Training1 for commercial operating and amateur license.
School fully equipped, and operating receiving station.
Auto and Tractor Engineering
- Prepare for progressive and ever expanding occupation. Best E
instruction and equipment on the coast. Shops and labora- Ei
EE .. tories open. Inspection invited. z
EE Many Other Schools and Courses Training for Occupation
EE SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO RETURNED SOLDIERS
EE Call at Room 416, or Address Div. C, Portland Young Men's Christian 5
E Association Sixth and Taylor Sts., Portland, Or. E
ASK YOUR GROCER
5vAI FM RAKINGfO I
CLOSED SHOP DEIVtANDED
Yakima Building Trades Unions An
YAKIMA, Wnsh.. May 15. fSpecial.)
Building trade unions in Yakima are
organizing a building trades alliance
and intend, to demand establishment of
the closed shop. They announce that
they will not attempt at this time to
extend the operation of the closed shop
beyond the city limits, but wll insist
that the contractors operating within
the city accept that principle. One of
the factors in the deteriptnaion of the
unions, it is claimed, is the fear that
returned servico men. not members of
unions, may become competitors of
union workers. The unions are sup
porting the soldiers' and sailors' coun
cil, as an affiliated body, and exercise
a certain supervision and control of its
members, their work and scale of
wages. The building trades unions
number a membership aggregating
about 1200 men.
New Seattle Hotel Proposed.
SEATTLE. May 15. Charles B.
Moore, vice-president of a company
which operates a string of hotels in
California, is here conferring with Se
attl men regarding the proposed con
struction of a big ne wtourist hotel
on the old University of Washington
site in the downtown district.
Gill's the Business Man's Dept. Store
If it's for the office, we have It!
Desks, Tables. Chairs. Filing Kquip
ment. Agents for the Globe-Wernieke
Co. Third and Alder Sts. Adv.
CALL OX THE
PACIFIC LANDSCAPE GARDENERS
to make your home more attractive.
We take care of your LAWN, fill
flower boxes, construct fountains,
pergolas, rockery work, etc.
E. Broadway and 42d St. Tabor 4661.
iai'onj and Substitute
-Ash for Catalogues
GLASS & PRUDHOMME CO.
LOOSK-LAF SI STEMS.
OUR STATEMENT ON PAGE 28
The officers and directors of the
STATE BANK OF PORTLAND
invite your attention to its prosperous
condition as -shown by its statement
published on Page 2S of this paper.
The continued growth and strong
financial condition of this Bank is due
to strict adherence to conservative
banking methods, efficient manage
ment and a strong Directorate. Adv.
CHAMBER SENDS QUERIES
Referendum Conducted on Recon
struction and Development.
The Oregon state chamber of com
merce is submitting to the 111 com- :
mercial organizations of the state and j
13 associate bodies a' referendum on i
the reconstruction measure to be voted
on at the statewide election June .I.
Gill's the Business Man's Dept. Store
If it's for the office, we have it!
Desks, Tables, Chairs, Filing Equip
ment. Agents for the Globe-Wernicke
Co. Third and Alder Sts. Adv.
Before the war 3,000.000 tons of steel
were manufactured in the -region in
vaded by Germany out of 4.6S6.000 tons
for all of France, or nearly 65 per cent.
The eame percentage holds for cast
1913 Studebaker touring car, license
30761. motor 23107, dark red body, black
running gear, S25 reward for informa
tion leading to recovery. Call Main
I IP'fTr-fT.w-;.-.- , v --' - I. J
Used Pianos $225
If you want a fine piano at a
low price, see us. N "
Behr Bros., oak case $265
Briggs, rosewood $22o
Pianos for Rent
.149 6th, Bet. Alder and Morrison
Victrolas Records Pianos
Brownsville Spring Suits Give
You Style and Satisfaction
$20 to $40
A satisfied customer is the best advertisement this store can have.
We have them by the hundreds. Year after year they come here to buy their
clothing;, ready-to-wear or made to order.
They have become acquainted with Brownsville ways, our care in choosing our
fabrics, our high standards of tailoring, the excellence of our linings and trim
mings. Brownsville clothes not only have the wearing qualities, the endurance," the
staying power but they actually cost lOS'o to 30 less than elsewhere.
No wonder our patrons keep coming back for more. They have learned that
our "Mill-to-Man" method of bringing consumer and manufacturer face to face
saves them money.
A visit will convince you, too.
In San Francisco
Geary Street. Just off Union Square
From ?&5LcS a Day
Braaktcs.S'Ju Lu.)CT. ijlk; Jinnur U 1 jIIj
bandars: tireiKtaxi dim tAnnarb1-&
Munlcpa' car line cMrtcl to door. Piotof
Bus meets principal trains and itrdTirrfc
Boys' Suits $7.50 to $20
Mothers and fathersvare invited to bring the boys
to see the new spring suits we have picked out for
them. All the pretty colors, the ironclad fabrics,
the kind that wear and please the eye.
-, as 1
Brownsville Woolen Mill Store
Third and Morrison Streets
BROADWAY DYE WORKS
MASTER DURS AM) (Ltt.XERS
rbone l'.t 2S
- . v i
ki lr vt L:iimtti,-T;M.
The most delightful fire
place heater. Always ready. .
Immediate radiant heat. No
labor. No dirt. No ashes to
Costs 2 to 3c per hour
See the Display at 5th and Alder