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THE MORNING- OREGOXIAN, FRIDAY, 3IAY 16, 1919.
THESE ARE THE PLANES THAT ARE READY TO HOP OFF FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT.
"THE STORE THAT UNDERSELLS BECAUSE IT SELLS FOR CASH"
This Will Be Our 966th
FALLS INTO OCEAN
Crew Quits Great Craft as She
HIGH WIND MAKES HAVOC
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Navy Department Officials Say Sim
ilar Craft Will Be Sent to Re
place Wrecked C-5 in Effort.
(Continued TVam First Pare.)
Every section of this great store presents a list of special under
priced offerings that it will be impossible to equal elsewhere.
Come! Compare values and prices, and you'll quickly realize
the unsurpassed saving possibilities of this important sale.
of the nacelle gave way and it was
decided to deflate the envelope.
Mechanics who were working on the
engines were ordered to abandon ship,
Lieutenant Little remaining, and en
deavoring to pull the rip cord and de
flate the envelope.
Thrashed wildly by the wind the gas
bag rebounded and every stay snapped.
Lieutenant Little gave another tug at
the. rip cord and It broke. He leaped
from the 6hlp as the big bag arose and
The loss of the blimp was a bitter
disappointment to Lieutenant - Com
mander Emery W. Coll and his crew of
five. They had brought the big ship
over a 1300-mile course from Montauk
Point with a performance record which
they were confident would havebrought
the coveted order from the navy de
partment to attempt the overseas
The C-S, it is said, had performed
perfectly on the trip from Montauk
Point and only final authorization from
Washington and routine inspection of
the engines and replenishment of fuel
and supplies the aviators had believed
etood between them and the trans-Atlantic
Although the C-5 performed perfectly,
the weather "did not perform nearly so
well." one of the crew said.
"It was the roughest ride I've ever
had," he declared, "but was due to the
"bumpy' condition of the atmosphere,
not to the ship."
At times, he continued, the winds ca
reened the big ship until Its engines
stood on end and stopped, but as soon
as the big ship righted itself the motors
went to work again.
The dirigible was lost in the fog for
ft time this morning over Avalon penin
sula, the southeastern point of New
Foundland. For two hours she cruised
about seeking the landing here, which
was known to the crew only by radio
descriptions. Radio directions received
from the base served only to complicate
the eituation, for while the base was
sending the bearings of the sending
station from the C-5, the C-5's navi
gators interpreted them as the C-5's
bearings from the station.
Eventually Commander Coil sighted a
narrow-gauge railroad which he fol
lowed to St. Johns. The town of Top
sail was then recognized and a direct
rourse was laid which took the dirig
ible over Signal harbor and the narrow
mouth of the harbor for j. sharp turn
north through Cuckold's cove toward
Lieutenant J. V.'Lawrence was at the
wheel and effected a landing that
elicited exclamations of appreciation
from British airmen who had gathered
to welcome the airship.
Commander Coil gave much of the
credit for the flight from Montauk
Point to his pilots. Lieutenant Lawrence
-and Ensign D. P.-Campbell. The cold
during the trip, he said, was almost
numbing at times, but the pilots had
hung on gamely, although they were
compelled to divide their turns at the
wheel into sh rt shifts.
The ship occasionally made as high
as 70 miles an hour, though the aver
age for the trip was only 48 miles. The
direct course from Montauk was 1200
miles, but an additional 100 miles was
traversed in seeking the landing place
after reaching the Newfoundland coast.
WASHINGTON, May 15. Information
to the navy department of the loss of
the C-5 and subsequent efforts to cap
ture it, was sent from the United States
eteamer Chicago, station ship at St.
Johns, N. F., as follows:
"Dirigible C-5 broke adrift from
moorings Pleasantville. Rip cord broke.
No one on board. No casualties.
United States steamship Edwards pro
ceeding in northeasterly direction. 10
persons, with instructions to assist and
bring down with anti-aircraft fire."
Navy department officials were great
ly disappointed at the accident to the
C-5, which has abruptly terminated
plans for sending the dirigible across
the Atlantic in the wake of the sea
planes ctarting from Trepassey bay. It
was said immediately on receipt of. of
ficial reports, however, that the attempt
to cross the Atlantic with a dirigible
of the sama type would not be aban
doned, but that another ship would be
nade ready to take the place of the
C-5, which probably will be practically
a total toss.
KAVY OFFICIALS DISAPPOINTED
If Dirigible Had Xot Been Lost, It
Would Have Started for Azores
WASHINGTON, May 15. The loss of
the C-o was peculiarly disappointing
In view of a message received by the
department trom the airships com
mander. filed just before the ship broke
away, which made it obvious that she
and her crew were ready to proceed
V'ithout delay on a direct flight for
Europe. The message as made public
By the department follows:
"C-5 arrived safely i-t St. Johns at
10 A. M. Trip a complete success.
Heady to proceed Immediately upon re-
lueitng and a few hours rest for crew.
whole crew in excellent physical con
dition. No difficulties with navigation
except with making St. Johns with
adverse winds and visibility conditions.
liequest orders. "
While the department has never
Ftated definitely that it intended to send
C-5 on to Europe and has consistently
maintained that the trip from Montauk
Point. N. T.. to St. Johns was experi
mental, it is practically certain that if
the big dirigible had not gone adrift
the orders sent to her commander to
day would have permitted him to start
at once upon a direct flight of nearly
zuuu miles to some point in England
ANOTHER START IS EXPECTED
Navy Officials Think Flying Craft
Will Try Again Today.
WASHINGTON, May 15. While the
loss of the navy dirigible C-5 through
a treacherous wind current at St
Johns, N. F., today caused keen disap
pointment to naval officials here, the
failure of the seaplanes NC-1 and NC-3
to get started on xne iranB-Auanilc
flight caused no apprehension.
It was confidently expected that the
planes, possibly accompanied by the
NC-4, which arrived at Trepassey bay
during the day, would get under way
just before sundown tomorrow and
reach the Azores some time Saturday
The navy department had no offi
cial report at a late hour either as
to the attempts of the planes at
Trepassey to get into the air carry
ing the maximum quantity of gasoline
or as to the arrival there of the NC-1.
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FORD LI8EL SUIT BEGINS
PRO-GERMANISM IS CHARGED
AGALXST CHICAGO TRIBUXE.
Urging Preparedness Programme In
1918 Effort to Embroil U. S.,
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.. May 15.
Notice that the plaintiff in the 1.000.
000 libel suit of Henry Ford against
the Chicago Daily Tribune, et al., will
attempt to prove that the Tribune is
urging military preparedness three
years ago did so in an effort to aid
Germany, was given to the jury here
today by Attorney Alfred J. Murphy of
counsel for Mr. Ford.
The statement was made in the form
of a final interrogatory to the entire
jury, selection of which was finished
"We will try to prove. said Mr.
Murphy, "that the Chicago Daily
Tribune in its campaign for prepared
ness was doing so solely in an effort
to embroil the United States in a war
with Mexico so that American muni
tions would be used on this continent
instead of being shipped to the enemies
Lawyers on both sides professed
themselves as satisfied with the in
telligence of the jurors, all of whom
are men of mature years.
The Tribune lawyers expressed the
belief that the charge of pro-German
ism made by Mr. Murphy makes cer
tain that the Tribune will be allowed
tto present the immense amount of
evidence and testimony it has gathered
to prove that at the time the alleged
libel was published, June 23, 1916, pre
paredness had become a burning neces
sity. It is the contention of counsel
for the Detroit manufacturer that such
evidence is irrevelant.
HARRISON WEDS YOUNG GIRL
(Continued From First Page.)
"prexy" of the University of California
had been in the room Miss Wrentmore
might have made a face at him, so
Arrangements Quickly Blade.
Miss Wrentmore. dressed in a blue
tailored suit, a small black straw tur
ban with a single black feather stick
ing from the side, a single red rose and I
a radiant smile, called on Governor
Harrieon early this morning at the
Blackstone hotel to tell him she was
Harry L. Haas, recently resigned
from a high army position at Wash
ington, and a close friend of the gov
ernor, hurriedly made arrangements.
Archibald Harrison of New York, a
brother, was Governor Harrison's best
man at the wedding this evening. Miss
Wrentmore's father, who is dean of
the University of Manila, was not pres
ent, but he had given his consent. The
couple met at a dance in the palace
last year in Manila. Others at the wed
ding were W. D. Pemberton of Manila,
Miss Ethel Huntley Caldwell, dean of
women at the University of Washing
ton; Mrs. C. J. Bean and daughter and
Mrs. Henry R. Kasson, 54 50 Cornell
Couple Will Go Eaat.
Governor Harrison and his bride will
go to Washington, D. C, to visit his
mother. Mrs. Constance Cary Harrison.
Then the couple will go to New Eng
land for a motor honeymoon.
Miss Wrentmore was busy today buy
ing feminine attire for her wedding
trip. She fled from her university
classes with nothing more than a suit
case. Her mother protested at the dif
ferences in ages between the governor
general and the young co-ed, but she
persisted that she knew her own mind.
Other Obstacles Surmounted.
A more recent obstacle was a diph
theria quarantine on the Wrentmore
home at Berkeley.
Miss Wrentmore was said by the
Berkeley health authorities to have
disregarded the quarantine when she
left a short time ago. She came to
Chicago a week ago and applied to the
Chicago health department for assur
ance of her status. Because of the ne
cessity for a delay during which throat
cultures were taken, it was decided to
have the ceremony here and Mr. Har
rison came on from Washington. The
health department found that the
young woman was safely removed from
any danger of contagion and arrange
ments for the wedding were hastily
Mrs. Wrentmore, the bride's mother,
was called suddenly back to Manila on
May 4. Today she cabled her congrat
ulations to the governor-general and
There was a third obstacle, Mrs. lia
ble Judson Harrison, the governor gen
eral's second wife, today, in San Diego,
CaL, obtained her final decree of di
vorce. With that bar surmounted, final
details for the ceremony were arranged
at once. Mr. Harrison's first wife was
Mary Crocker of San Francisco, who
died In 1905.
Couple Go East Today.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison are expected
to start tomorrow for Washington to
visit his mother. They will probably
spend a few days in New Vork also.
Then they will motor through New
England on their honeymoon trip.
' The governor-general and Mrs. Har
rlson plan to sail on June 12 for
LA GRANDE UNIT GREETED
Sanitary Train Ambulance Drivers
Are Club Guests.
One of the big receptions to oversea
men given by a Portland organization
was that tendered yesterday at th
meeting of the Progressive Busincs
Men's club at the Benson, when scores
of overseas ambulance, drivers of th
117th sanitary train, a La Grande unit
were welcomed by deafening applause,
cheers and huzzahs. The veterans,
ushered in by Captain Norris of Spo
kane in charge and lead by Mayo
Baker, who made the welcoming speech,
were the guests of the club at lunch
Captain Neace was chairman of the
H. H. Ward spoke to the club on the
industrial development plans which are
being put forward at this time.
THOUSANDS FACING DEATH
Starvation and Disease Stalk In Ar
NEW YORK, May 15. More tha
300,000 men. women and children i
Armenian provinces are today facin
death from starvation and epidemic
diseases, according to cable advices
made public by the Presbyterian board
of foreign missions here tonight.
There are 61,000 orphans helpless In
Marsovan, and appeals for relief have
come from 12,000 more at Salman,
Gunay and other centers in Azerbaijan.
Thousands of Moslems, Jews and Kurds,
besides the Christian remnant of
refugee army, are massed in Urumia,
calling for assistance.
NURATA TEA is GOOD TEA. Closset
& Devers. Portland. Adv.
MAP SHOWING PROPOSED ROUTE OF TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT.
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Dash line marks route to be followed remainder of way.
solid lines from Rockaway through Halifax to Trrpassy,
American destroyers are stationed every SO miles alon
A Wonderfully Attractive Lot Of
Women's One-Piece Dresses
In Serges, Panamas and
Poplins on Sale Friday
Now is the time to add one of these pop-alar one-piece dresses to your summer wardrobe, for you can
do so at a splendid saving. You have choice from several broken lines in serges, panamas and poplins,
in navy and other desirable colors.
The styles are fashionable straight-line and overskirt effects some with satin girdle and ?Q
others with silk embroidered trimming. Sizes up to 42. Choice, while they last OOai eJ
A Special Showing and Sale Of
Percale and Gingham Dresses
Dainty About'the-House Garments
Every woman should be generously supplied with sturdy, but dainty, about-the-house dresses. At this
sale you have choice from an extensive variety of styles in fine ginghams and percales. All are in good
colors, and sizes run up to 44, although youH not find all sizes in each style, a substantial QO Of?
price reduction for Bargain Friday at 3si00
n Our Basement FRIDA Y We Have A rranged
A Sale of Lifetime Aluminum
That Few Housekeepers Can Well Afford To Miss
No. 8 Size
At this special price we place on
sale a limited number of "Life
time" Aluminum Tea Kettles of
good heavy quality the kind
that will wear for years. No. 8
size priced for This Sale
. 6-Cup Size
Another special underpriced of
fering consists of a fine lot of
Aluminum Percolators in six
cup size. They come in regula
tion style and in a good heavy
weight. Triced This Sale
Aluminum Stew Pans at 98c
Only a limited number to sell at this special price, so don't delay your visit to this section. They are good
heavy Aluminum Stew Pans, in 4-quart size, priced for Bargain Friday at 98
For Friday Only!
Curtains A t. Pair
in Drapery Section
A clearance of odd lot and
broken lines in Scotch Lace and
Scrim Curtains, in white, cream
and ecru. All are 2'a yards long,
and you have quite a variety of
styles to select from at $1.79
For Friday Only!
Ginghams At, Yard
In Wash Goods Section
A special purchase and sale of
standard quality Dresj Ging
hams in a full showing of new
and staple styles and color
ings, in stripes, checks, plaids
and plain shades. All at ,"p
For Friday Only!
In the Art Section
As a special offering for this
sale we have undervalued a
splendid lot of Women's
Stamped Combinations of dainty
nainsook. All sizes and a va
riety of designs to select from,
at $1.48 each.
Just In! A New Importation of Real Hand Loom
In Natural Color,
33-Inch Width, at, Yard
An Exceedingly Durable Silk for Children's and
We feature this splendid wearing silk at a price quotation that has
never been equaled. It is our own direct importation of real hand
loom Shantung Pongee Silks in natural color. They come in 33-inch
width in a fine, firm weave that will wash and wear most satis
factorily. For men's shirts, women's or children's garments no
other silk is more durable. Purchase Bargain Friday and CQf
pay only, yard UJU
A Sale of
Gloves $1 Pair
Fine Dress Kid Gloves in one
button style, with embroidered
back and full pique seams. They
come in light shades of tan, in
sizes 7, 74, IVx and 7 only.
In order to immediately adjust
stock, we place the entire lot, on
sale Bargain Friday, Q- CC
at, a pair OJLsUU
None fitted None exchanged
at 8:30 A.M.
at 9 A.M.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality
at 5:30 P.M.
at 6 P.M.
What Mother Can Resist This Sale?
Children's Play Suits
Of Blue Denim Dresses In Ginghams
and Chambray Overalls In Durable
Wash Materials All at
Less than the cost of the materials alone, to say nothing of the making
or trimmings. Ages 2 to 6 and 2 to 8
We have arranged some important sales in this section the past season, but
nothing to compare with this one in variety of styles shown, or in value-giving,
for we are determined to make this a record-breaking event. Included are Play
Suits of durable blue denim with red trimming Gingham Dresses in pretty
plaids, trimmed with Indian Head others in fine chambray and Devonshire
cloths Creepers in pique and poplin, heavy khaki, whipcords, galatea and
cheviot also Overalls piped in different colors and at the same low price we
include a great lot of sample garments in scores of styles and colors. Mothers
will find this Bale to be an extraordinary opportunity for prudent pur
chasing of children's wear. Come early Friday and select from the QQ
entire assortment at - Ol