Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 16, 1919, Page 6, Image 6

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MAT 1C, 1919.
Senators and Representatives
in Conference With Secretary.
Authorization Given In. Measnre to
Prepare for Cultivation and. Make
Jjoans to Buy Livestock.
ington. May 15. Tentative approval of
a soldier settlers' bill, appropriating
money to reclaim lands for homes for
returning soldiers was given today at
a. conference called by Secretary Lane
and attended by Representatives Sin
nott, chairman of the house public
land committee, Mondell, house ma
jority leader and Kincaid, chairman of
the house irrigation committee. Sena
tors Smoot and Myers and A. P. Davis,
director of the reclamation service.
The bill, which was drafted by Rep-
resentative Mondell, combines features
i of numerous bills for this purpose in
' troduced in the last congress. Sec
retary Lane, by the terms of the bill,
is authorized to use the public lands
and to eecure other lands by agree
ment. The price paid for private lands
to be approved by the governor of the
state where they are situated and by
an appraiser for the farm loan board.
The reclamation of the lands and all
preparation for cultivation is left to
; the secretary of the interior, dis
charged soldiers to be utilized as much
, as possible in the conversion of the
land. Improvements not to exceed
$12,000 may be provided on each tract
of land and a loan not to exceed $500
is to be made available for each set
tler for the purchase of livestock, this I
amount to represent not more than 60
jer cent of the value of livtstock pur
chased. The land Is to be sold on a payment
of 5 per cent cash and the balance
amortized over a period not exceeding
40 years. On improvements a cash pay
ment of 10 per cent is required, the
balance in payments covering not more
than 20 years. Another feature of the
bill is a provision to match funds with
the etates on reclamation projects,
which is of particular interest to Ore
gon because of . the measure to be
voted on in the state in June which
will make $2,000,000 available for joint
projects. All deferred payments draw
4 per cent interest.
In reply to protests from western
Oregon that Forest Supervisor Seitz
was opposing the Roosevelt highway,
E. A. Lennan, acting chief forester.
wrote Senator McNary today saying
that Mr. Seitz' position was misun
derstood. Mr. Lennan wanted It under
stood that the forest service is heartily
supporting the Roosevelt highway
Senator Poindexter of "Washington
took an airplane voyage this after
noon, accompanied by Colonel Hartz
commandant of boiling field. Senatoi
Poindexter, it was learned today, will
probably be made a member of the
senate foreign relations committee.
Shriners In Oregon will be granted
a - fare of one and one-third to the
convention at Indianapolis in June,
Edward Chambers, traffic director for
the railroad administration advised
Senator McNary today, which reverses
a decision of several days ago. The
order for the lower rates will be issued
at once, effective for all fraternal,
religious and educational conventions
of national character. -
Acting Secretary of the Navy Roose
velt decided today that .the proposal
to turn the battleship Oregon over to
Hill Military academy, Portland, could
not be further considered. He told
Senator McNary that he expects the
state of Oregon to take the ship ovel
after it has been taken ' out of com
mission at Bremerton navy-yard.
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progressives, or he has the support, of
the conservatives, but as to Wood it
generally agreed that hi3 support comes
from all elements of the republican
party. A native of New England, now
domiciled in Kansas, he- has been able
to grab two important objectives, the
almost united support of republican
New England and the indorsement of
leading men of the progressive west.
Senator Lodge, the only othei man
from New England regarded as a presi
dential equation, will not be a candidate,
which leaves a clear field in that popu
lous corner of the United States to Gen
eral Wood, a native of New Hampshire,
with Major Prank Knox, editor of the
Manchester Guardian, singing the gen
eral's praises to tunes that are telling.
Out in the middle west. Governor
Henry J. Allen, of Kansas, -popular
wherever known and everywhere known
especially among the soldiers, because
ho reflects the forcefulnesa of Colonel
Roosevelt, has removed himself from
consideration by declaring that Gen
eral Wood is- his choioe. - Virtually all
of the Roosevelt strength appears to
have gone to Wood, which, to use some
every day" slang, makes- the situation
"look a little binding."
Indiana Idea Sngp:eatlve
In Indiana, friends of Governor Good
rich have thought to promote the lat
ter's chances for getting onto the next
national republican ballot by, propos
lng the following ticket: For president,
Leonard Wood; ' for vice-president
Jamfs P. Goodrich, which shows wha
Indiana, the state of shrewd politicians,
thinks of the outlook at this time.
Instead of there being a score or more
of candidates as was indicated only a
few weeks ago, the field is reduced to I
less than a half-dozen. Within the
last two or three weeks reports from
the east and middle west say that
Governor Frank O. Lowden, of Illinois,
has moved toward the front to the ex- I
tent of going somewhat ahead of Sena
tor Harding. Both Harding and Lowden
have organizations working energeti
cally In their behalf and Senator James
E. Watson, of Indiana, resents a report
widely circulated that he is out of the
race. Senator Poindexter, of Wash
ington, has an organization going which
undoubtedly has made some headway.
The Poindexter support, like Watson's,
is Wood strength in the last analysis.
Party Harmony In Sight.
The sudden slump In the number of I
republican presidential contestants Is
accepted generally as an indication that
party leaders feel a satisfactory Can
didate and party harmony can be oo
tained from the present assortment of
Just as the republican contest begins
to take tangible form, the democrats
of the nation find all of their dreams
of six months ago disturbed and their
plans upset. At that time they had
candidate in the then secretary of the
treasury, director-general of railroads
and son-in-law of President Wilson,
William Gibbs McAdoo. Since then.
and right at a time when other citi
zens were being begged to give all of
their time and money ' till It hurt, Mr.
McAdoo threw up all his sundry im
portant jobs with the shamefully sordid
acknowledgment that he could not
serve his country for $12,000 a year
because he could not live on that
Mr. McAdoo, who boasted while cam- j
paigning for the liberty loans that he
wore patches on his trousers and was
proud of it, could not live on $12,000
a year. Think of it.
Ship of State Deserted.
He deserted the. ship of state just at
the period when strong men were
needed, such as he was presumed to
be. and stepped- out for no other pub
lished reason than a desire to make I
The financial condition of the rail
roads as revealed since his departure J
for the business world, where he is
trying to corral Charlie Chaplin, Mary
Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and
other stars of tae screen into one giant
trust, has perhaps shown the real rea
son for his decision to get from under.
He disappointed the democratic party
and himself, politically, and is regarded
as beyond consideration. Government
ownership, which he had hoped to
make the issue, will not be mentioned
by the democratic party in the next
campaign, although it is a safe wager
that the republicans will have some
thing to say about McAdoo control. The
genius of this superman has developed
the fading qualities of a certain ex
tinguished monarch across the seas
who once claimed partnership with
upreme being, and It is estimated now
that an expenditure of several hundred
millions of dollars will be required to
put the great railroad systems back op
something of the stable basis that
marked their course before December
30, 1917.
Democratic Leaders Wanting.
On the democratic side, therefore,
it is a third run for Wilson or the
choice of someone else who lacks the
advantage of a running start. The
striking aspect of. this six .years of
democratic reign, the latter term being
used advisedly. Is that, notwithstand
ing the colossal proportions of all the
affairs handled, no real leaders have
been brought out.
With the single exception of Senator
ChamOeriain of Oregon, who doubtless
will leave his Impress upon the history
of America's part in this terrible world
war by reason of his stubborn refusal
to remain silent for party expediency
while executive mismanagement and
brutal military abuses ran riot, not one
democratic name will be perpetuated
aside from that of Woodrow Wilson.
Eliminating Mr. Wilson and Mr. Wil
son's son-in-law, one could rack his
brain all day without gaining even
clue to a possible winning democratic
candidate. Champ Clark is out of it
ecause Mr. Wilson will have none or.
Im and because he once referred to
elective draft soldiers as "conscripts"
and as on a par with "convicts." Gov
ernor Cox of Ohio has some boosters at
home but he has done nothing to dis
tinguish him as measuring to anything
higher than his present JOD.
Brand WkiUock Socialist.
The man now being groomed In some
quarters, and especially einoe uenerai
Wood has come to the front on the re
publican side. Is one of whom. It Is eafe
o venture the guess, noDoay nas ever
thought except those who are doing,
the exooming.
This man. put forward Dy eeveraj in
dividuals prominent In the democratic
nartv as the only hope if Mr. Wilson
says no to a third-term nomination, is
Brand WhitlocK. minister lo .Belgium,
former mayor of Toledo. Ohio, and au
thor, always understood to have been
csnoialiat until he was sent to .Bel
gium as a aeserving ueuiucmv uj mo
The most that can be eald for Mr.
whitinck la that he probably could ob
tain Mr. Wilson's now ceieDratea
"okeh," which may be either an asset
or a liability, depending on the angle
from which it is viewed.
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Portland Fishing Enthusiasts Sign
tor Stock Membership to
Be Limited.
First steps In the formation of what
will be- known as the wauna Laxe
club were taken yesterday at a lunch.
eon a-iven at the Oregon notei. adoui
15 of 'the most prominent anglers oi
the city were present. The majority
of them will whip the riffles of Wauna
lake Sunday, ascertain just how extra
ordinary It is, and then the new or
ganization will move forward.
Among the Portland anglers inter-
ested in Wauna lake are listed some
of the most prominent banking, busi
ness and professional men of the city.
Those who have said that they will
suDscribe to stock are Elliott R. Cor
bett. Judge Earl C. Bronaugh, E. G.
Crawford, Dr. Robert B. Brandon, Wal
ter B. Honeyman, Drs. E. B. and R, C.
McDaniel, Treve Jones, C. B. Stevens,
Floyd Dorris and Dr. E. DeWitt Con-
n ell.
Most, of them have fished the lake
and know its qualities. Wauna lake
lies three miles this side of Steven
son, Wash., on the traditional site of
the bridge of the Gods. It is planned
to take in 100 members into the club.
Each share of stock will coat $200.
The lake will be restocked and a
hatchery Installed.
Not only Portland business men, but
San Francisco lovers of angling are
interested. A large tract around the
lake will be purchased at once and
clubhouse and cottages erected.
Omt Hafts
Hundreds of Ladies' Hats to Close Out. Going
Out of Hat Business. Many Beautiful Sample
Hats Up to $10 to be Closed Out at
Mostly Samples in Most Wanted
Materials Values Up to $40
s to Close Out at Only
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Values Up to $45 at Only
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all sale goods and your money back if not satisfied. I
Silk and Jersey Dresses
Values Up to $35,
to Close Out at Only
Silk and Georgette and Crepe OO QK (IJQ QK
De Chine Waists, Up to $6.95 V.UU &tDO.UD
half of the Oregon senatorial dele
gation and a member of AI Kader tem
ple, secured the concession, and yester
day apprised the Portland committee
that the rate would be In effect In
1920 should the Imperial council ses
sion be held In Portland. The amount
o money that will be saved this year.
to the Shriners of America is said by
Chairman George "W. Staple ton to le
an enormous sum. "
Vancouver Business Men Plan to Aid
in Financing Construction,
VANCOUVER. Wash.. May 15. (Spe
cial.) A meeting of business and pro
fessional men interested in the "Own
your home" movement was held In
the Commercial club rooms last night.
Chairman J. J. Padden of the finance
committee reported that . sufficient
funds had been pledged to insure the
success, of the movement. The-movement
to establish federal home loan
banks was discussed.
The club is not a profit-making ven
ture but organised In the interest of
workingmen. The plans contemplate
raising about (50,000 which will be
loaned to those contemplating building
homes, to be paid back like rent. The
committee will submit a definite re
port on the plans to the Commercial
club tonight.
Special Kate Granted IiOdgemen At
tending Eastern Session.
Shriners will ride ' to Indianapolis
this year to attend the imperial coun
cil at a fare of one and one-third the
cost of a one way trip ticket.
Senator -McNary. - representing- one'
Chehalis Salaries Increased.
CHEHALI3. Wash.. May 15. (Spe
cial.) At the last city commission
meeting tho Chehalis commissioners
voted to raise the salaries of the vari
ous city employes from $5 to 1 10 a
month each. Albers & Son were award
ed a contract for-paving an alley from
Cascade to North street, in Sunnyslda
addition, and a contract for paving an
alley between Washington and Adams
streets went to Elmer Peterson. The
former job is for $1332 and the latter
$918. The Bee-Nugget was made city
official paper for the coming year.
Support was assured the Chehalis May
muslo festival. May 22 and 28.
Phone your want ads to The Oreero
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