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THE 3IORNIXG OREGOXI AX, FRIDAY, MAY 1G, 1919.
BELGIUM WISHES 10
Claims Made for Privilege to
STREAM BADLY NEGLECTED
! or control which governs all student r
activities. Lloyd Carter, of the class
of '20, was made a member of the
greater Oregon Agricultural college ex
ecutive committee. Florence Holmes,
of the class of '20, was also made a
member of the committee.
William Teutsch of Nyssa was the
only candidate for president of the stu
dent body. Hobert Watt of Bay City
was named first vice-president. Mr.
Teutsch is a prominent member of sev
eral campus organizations, and was
president 'of the sophomore class last
year. He is a varsity debater, member
of Forum, and member of Lambda Chi
Alpha fraternity. - He is registered in
agriculture. During the war he was a
flying cadet and was stationed in San
Lois Dorn of Pasadena. Cal., was
elected secretary, and Bernard Main
waring of Newberg will be the next
editor of the Barometer, the official
Inability of Presidential Transport
to Sail From Antwerp Supports
BT JAMES M. TOUHY.
(Copyright by the New York "World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
PARIS, May 15. (Special Cable.)
The fact that President Wilson, will not
Bail home by way of Antwerp because
the Scheldt river cannot carry the
George Washington strengthens the
case of Belgium at the peace confer
ence in reference to her claims to be
allowed to develop that stream.
If navigation of the river has been
neglected to such a degree under the
existing regime that, owing to lack of
Dutch interest, the channels'have filled,
the Belgians will point to the river's
condition at a valuable object lesson in
support of their demand for control in
The Belgian demand probably will
he brought to an issue on Friday, when
Minister Hymans will enter into a dis
cussion with Foreign Ministers Pichon
and Balfour, and possibly with .Dutch
C'ompensatioa Is Impossible.
Of course, Belgium is not in a posi
tion to offer compensation to Holland
for Scheldt control, but the Belgian
representatives hope Holland may yield
as a matter of political expediency and
thus remove the impression of the
Dutch pro-German attitude throughout
As to Llmburg, since it is not to be
ceded to- Belgium and as it affords
ready approach for any German aggres
sion, Belgium asks that a convention
be concluded giving Belgium the right
to occupy Llmburg in case aggression
should be threatened.
Conversations between the Belgian
colonial minister and others over the
disputed mandatory given to Great
Britain over the whole of German East
Africa have not yet brought results.
A curious sidelight is thrown on the
methods of the big three by the fact
that Lord Milner was surprised in
learning that Great Britain had got the
mandatory over the whole territory.
Tlie fact is that after -delivery of the
treaty to the Germans in Versailles
the big three met in the Trianon
Palace and settled the mandatories
without consultation with any of the
Belgium Also Interested. '
Belgium continues ' in military oc
cupation of the section of German East
Africa which Belgian troops captured.
She holds that, in any case, conquest
must determine the mandatory in her
favor and she intends to remain in
possession until her rights shall be
She already has intimated that she
is prepared to make concessions for
adequate compensation in order to fa
cilitate the British Cape-to-Cairo rail
road scheme. The big three are not
undertaking to defend their course
concerning the East African mandato
ries, but they have been unwilling to
admit publicly that they blundefed.
1 hear that Grecr-e, Serbia, Jugo
slavia. Czecho-Slovakia and Roumania
have united in a demand that they
shall be acquainted ".vith, the conditions
of the Austrian treaty three days be
fore it is presented to the Austrians.
so as to enable these states to make
representations on the points affecting
The position of the new states which
fought lor Austria before their libera
tion raises some very delicate points,
especially in the assessments of the
war rtiarations to be paid.
A new element has been introduced
into the question of pooling the mer
cantile fleet. The claim is not con
sidered very seriously.
BUSINESS OUTLOOK GOOD
SAMUEL ROSENBLATT TEILS HIS
IMPKESSIOXS IX EAST.
Renewed and Continued Prosperity
to Be Expected, Declares Cloth
A note of optimism over continued
prosperity exists in all parts of the
east, according to Samuel Rosenblatt,
who returned yesterday from an east
ern trip made to order his fall clothing
stock for his Portland store.
"I found everywhere," said Mr. Rosens
blatt, "the greatest enthusiasm for the
continued prosperity of the country.
There was not a note of pessimism any
where. I met merchants from all the
largest cities of the east. All were
equally enthusiastic as to the outlook.
They all agreed that this fall's busi
ness will be the biggest on record.
'"The carrying on of governmental
activities through newspaper advertis
ing has convinced the greatest mer
chants of the east that that is the cor
rect method of selling goods. They
recognize that newspapar advertising
pays better today than ever before.
"The people have learned to appreci
ate merchandise and to rely upon the
advertising columns of the newspapers
for information concerning it.
PROPOSAL TO WED DENIED
Well-Filled Courtroom Hears Van
Delinder Breech of Promise Suit.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 15. (Spe
cial.) A well-filled courtroom con
tinues to hear the testimony being in
troduced in the breach of promise suit
of Mrs. v an Delinder against J. A,
Richmond. The defendant denied he
ever proposed marriage to the plaintiff,
but did admit that on several occa
sions, merely out of a spirit of friend
liness, he had taken her out to din
This afternoon E. A. Cole testified
that in a conversation which he had
with Mrs. Van Delinder, who is related
to him by marriage. Mrs. Van Delinder
stated Richmond was not the kind of
a man she liked, but that it was his
money she was after, and that he had
promised to give her $10,000. In an
attempt to impeach the witness' testi
mony. attorneys for the plaintiff
brought from him the admission that
he had promised Mrs. Van Delinder
that if she would drop another suit
which she had pending he would not
voluntarily appear as a witness in the
Van Delinder-Richmond suit.
It is thought the case will not be
concluded before Saturday.
LIQUOR OWNER FINED $200
Jack Sharp of Bend Carried WhUkj
Around in His Auto.
BEND, Or., May 15. (Special.)
Charged with violating the prohibition
law by having liquor in his possession.
Jack Sharp of this city pleaded guilty
in police court this morning and was
fined $200. a 90-day jail sentence be
ing suspended during good behavior.
He was arrested last night, a search
of the car in which he was riding re
vealing several quarts of whisky.
Local authorities had kept Sharp un
der close watch after noting that he
was a frequent visitor at the cell where
Louis Colvin, serving out a 50-day jail
sentence on a liquor charge, was con
FOSDIGK HAS LEAGUE JOB
E YORK LAWYER ASSURED
Training Camp Activities Promoter
Hears of Appointment While on
Hike in Colorado.
WASHINGTON. May 15. Raymond B
Fosdick. a New York lawyer, who was
chairman of the commission on train
ing camp activities during the war, will
be one of the permanent American of
ficials in the league of nations when
the league is organized. The exact po
sition to which Mr. Fosdick will be ap
pointed was not known today in Wash
ington. During 1913 Mr. Fosdick worked in
Europe investigating police systems
for the Rockefeller Bureau of Soc'al
Hygiene. When the United States en
tered the war he took the chairman
ship of the commission on training
camp activities, serving withou; pay.
The work was broadened into the busi
ness of providing wholesome recreation
and relaxation for the troops in the
field and 'n pursuing it Mr. Fosdick
spent a great deal of time in Europe
during the last two years. president
Wilson, it is known to Mr. Fosdick s
friends, regards his qualities , highly.
At present, Mr. Fosdick is in the west.
but is expected in Washington early
DENVER, Col.. May 15. Raymond B
Fosdick was given the official an
nouncement of his appointment as' one
of the permanent American officials in
the league of nations organization to
day by the Associated Press. He was
reached by telephone at a small gro
cery store in North Cheyenne Canyon
near Colorado Springs, just after he had
Ktnrtrd nut on a d.v's hilcinsr trin in t
Ihe mountains - !.
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL HOYS TAKE
. "LEADS" IN CLASS PLAY.
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STUDENTS NAME OFFICERS
l'OIR POKTLAXDERS HONORED
O. A. C. ELECTION.
Mary and Florence Holmes, Lloyd
Carter and Cecil Dnnn Members)
of Executive Board. J.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis. May 15. (Special.) Four
Portland students were elected to
offices in the student body election at
Oregon Agricultural college yesterday.
Mary Holmes and Cecil Dunn were
elected second and third vlce-presi-lents
and will be members of the board
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Though the lowest
priced of all cabi
net styles, this Vic
trola will astound
with its beauty and
and give a greater
return in musical
pleasure than any
can possibly make.
Like all Victrolas, it is a masterpiece, pos
sessing every attribute that has contribu
ted to Victrola fame, and, better yet, may
be purchased on very easy payments.
Visit our Victor Department and have a
demonstration, or sign and send this ad f or
catalog -and particulars.
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For five days only we will make the biggest reductions on every garment.
Nothing will be reserved. We Must unload at once one of the most com
plete Ladies' Apparel stocks in Portland. We will make this one of the
biggest sales of the season on Coats, Suits, Dolmans, Capes, Costumes,
Velvet Sport Capes. Dresses, Gowns, Waists and Skirts. Everything is
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WE TAKE LIBERTY BONDS
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MAYTIME" BARITONE PLEADS
FOR MORE POPULAR MUSIC
John Charles Thomas Says American Public Craves Harmony, but High
Charges Block Satisfaction of Desires.
Above Jacob Welnatein. Below Lloyd
For several weeks the June '19 class
of the Lincoln high school has been re
hearsing for the class play, "Charley's
Aunt," which will be presented at the
school auditorium at 8:15 o"clock to
night and tomorrow night. It will be
the first attempt at production of this
snappy farce in Portland by school stu
dents. The part of "the aunt" is taken
by Lloyd Ditterbrandt, while Jacob J.
Weinstein Impersonates the unscrupu
lous solicitor. Stephen Spettigue. Other
members of the cast are: Louise Smith.
Esther Klatts: Carol Cummings, Lucile
Springer; George Mays, Herman Kehril,
and .Harold Ueije.
BY LEONE CASS BAER.
T WAS the flip of a penny that made
It possible for us to hear John
Charles Thomas' rich big baritone
in "Maytime," or any other time for
the matter of that. " If the penny hadn't
come up heads, John Charles Thomas
would just .now be embroidering a few
fancy stitches on some unfortunate's
anatomy, extracting an appendix or re
placing an ear in a hospital back in
Pennsylvania, instead of singing the de
lightful role of Richard in "Maytime."
Maybe the hospital he'd have se
lected wouldn't be a Pennsylvania one,
but that was where he was born and
went to school, and to medical school.
That is where the flip of the penny
John Charles Thomas' father is an
English-born clergyman of the Meth
odist faith, and he wanted his son to
choose some noble" calling. J. C. didn't
hanker for the ministry, but he. did
love surgery. As a young lad he was
forever mending hurt cats and dogs.
tying up broken wings of birds and
nosing around in medical books far
beyond his years. When the momen
tous hour of choosing a calling arrived.
John Charles elected to be a surgeon
and with that aim took the preparatory
course in medicine.
Wat Sinner Fnir.i Start.
Right here it must ce told that all
tho while he was mndin siok cats
ani replacing ears on .1 -;., he was also
sinking, in the ch-urh, in school, at
entertainments, ana at home. He'd
taker, e. few lessons, and una day he
went over to Baltimore and took part
vocal contest in which l0 singers
tried for a scholarship. ' lc came out
second best, and one -f tna tcaihevi
in the school suggested that hi voice
promised to be a big one, and should be
cultivated. He went back home and
thought it over, and talked it over
with his father.
'I couldn't give all my time seriously
to both medicine and music, and 1,
wanted to be worth while in one or the
other," said Mr. Thomas. "So I tossed
a penny. I said "Come heads is music;
come tails is medicine.' I tossed, the
penny spun and settled down. I was
perfectly content to leave it to chance.
for I loved the study or medicine ex
actly as much as I loved the study of
"When I saw that music had won, 1
philosophically took it as the right
thing for me. I have neverTegretted
the choice, but 1 have never lost Might
of the lure and fascination of the
"My favorite reading now Is of won
derful surgical operations modern doc
tors are making. The lure came to me
especially stronglwhen I read of the
marvelous achievements in surgery
made- by the doctors on the battlefields.
By iove. I would have loved, then
have been a surgeon
Public Sieedfi Chance
Mr. Thomas says that all that is need
ed to make America a great music
loving country is to give the public an
opportunity to hear good music.
"I do not mean opera," he says.
mean symphony concerts and good li?ht
operas. 'Maytime s music is beautiful
Too often the big salaries of artists In
opera and concerts make the thing pro
hibitive to the great majority of peo
pie, v.ho otherwise would patronize
concerts and certainly would enjoy
"Comparison between the musical-ap
preciation of the United States and Eu
rope is so ircqueni ana lnvariamy oei
rimental to the United States. Soecial
!y is tht3 so from an artist's viewpoint.
particularly it the artist
ir. the European musical centers, where
even the littlest child knows good mu
sic and sings it: where it Is loved and
'ultivatc-d and a part of the country's
life. But we must remember that the
musical supply in Europe is far greater
than over lier. and the demand natu
rally increases with the supply, while
over here it is the reverse. Besides,
w are a very young nation. We have
no great dead composers, no musical
background. All this will be ours, too,
rc me day. We are greatest . In every
thing else, and we will be greatest In
music, too. some day."
THEATER FOLK ME MERRY
AXXCAfc DANCE OF STAGEMEX'S
ASSOCIATION IS SUCCESS.
Back if Not
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Big Crowd Turns Out for Affair
and Helps Swell Benefit Fund
The midnight dance-of the Theatrical
Mechanics' association, observed an
nually as a means of adding to the re
lief fund of the organization, was held
last night under unusually happy
auspices at Christensen's hall. Eleventh
and Yamhill streets. In order that all
theatrical folk playing at the various
theaters, the stage employes, operators,
musicians, office forces and other at
taches might be present, the festivities
did not begin until 10:30 P. M. and it
was after 2:30 in the morning when
the Home sweet Home' waltz was
Two separate dance programmes
were maintained throughout the even
ing, one composed of modern dances and
another of square dances and the polkas.
schottishes and waltzes of earlier days
for the folk who prefer the old-fashioned
measures in terpslchore. The
orchestra was under the direction of
Claude S. Brereton, who was master
engineer of the 37th engineers and wbo
has' just returned from overseas serv
ice. The hall was beautifully decorated
and a huge crowd was in attendance.
The proceeds will all go to help folks
of the amusement world who need as
sistance. Aid from the fund is not con
fined to members of the association, but
is for anybody connected with the
theater who may require help. During
the influenza epidemic the T. M. A.
looked after a score of stranded per
formers and theater attaches who were
thrown out of work. The committee in
charge of the fund includes Mayor
Baker, now senior vice-president of the
organization: J. S. Houghey. treasurer,
and Frank Belers, vice-president.
The committee in charge of the dance
arrangements was composed of F. E.
I-yeuberger. J. S. Houghey, Fred Knott,
Roy Shelton and James Gleason.
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largest drug concerns in the United
I'helan was arrested by federal oper
atives in Portland about 10 days ago
in connection with the nation-wide
bomb-plots but was released after an
Investigation. Fred J. Streiblg. a Port
land lawyer, who appeared for Phclan
attempted to procure his release by
means of an alibi but Governor Olcott
held that the man must return to Chi
cago and face a jury.
O. A. C. last night, z-1. The affirmative
team, which took the honors. Included
Paul Emmett, class of 'ii, a Portland"' ed a charter for the bank of East I'ort-
111 li. Bennett, state bank superin
tendent, today announced he has grant-
boy, and Ivan Stewart, class of '21, of
Fossil. The negative was taken by
Gerald Bath and John CoTfee of the
Judges in the contest were C. H
tngalls of Corvallis. 11. H. Ilerdman and
H. O. Holt of Portland. The subject
was "Resolved, that the government
should own and operate all railways
(exclusive of municipal lines) in con
tinental l nited States. The negative
0. A. C. IS DEBATE WINNER tea f - A- C- went to Seattle,
- . -..t.,in xrailv "ew rortland Bank Authorized
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Team Is nefcated.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
Corvallis. May 15. (Special.) The an
nual intercollegiate debate between
Oregon Agricultural college and the
I'niversitv of Washington was won by
PHELAN MUST FACE JURY
Governor Olcott Grants Kxtradition
SALEM, Or.. May IS. (Special.)
Governor Oltott today signed requisi
tion papers for the return of John B.
Phelan to Chicago, where he ia wanted
for the alleged murder of his uncle, Lee
Evidence submitted to the governor
showed that I'helan is an I. W. W. or
ganizer and leader, despite the fact
that he comes from a wealthy family
has studiedand -was once part owner of one of the
Chemist Gives Recipe
for a Face Cream.
A well-known chemist recently made
the following statement about face
creams: "Any lady can easily and
cheaply make a face cream or lotion
that will improve the complexion, alter
roughness of the skin, prevent and
cure chapped hands and cracked lips.
It will remove as well as prevent tan
or sunburn in summer, and eoftens the
skin. Men will And it excellent after
To make It, merely get one ounce of
glycerine and 25c worth of powdered
grexite at any drug store. Dissolve
the grexite in the glycerine, add a pint
of water and pour into bottles.
This makes more than a pint of thick
antiseptic greaseless cream or lotion,
very healing and soothing, and perfect
ly harmless. It is enough to last you
for months, and costs you only a few
cents. The same amount of cream pur
chased in tubes or bottles would cost
you several aollara.'WAdv.
land. Roger Newhall. president of
former East Portland hank is one of
the moving spirits in the now organization.
SALEM. Or., May 15. (Special. )-
Relief l'luur Purchases End.
NEW TORK, May 15. The United
States food administration grain cor
poration announced today that due to
the completion of its American ielief
administration shipping programme,
no further purchases of straight wheat
flour would " e made on the present
crop for relief purposes.
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