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VOL. LiVIII. 0 18 ln Entered at Portland (OfrT
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POlf -v?ANI, OREGON, SATURDAY, 31 AY. 17, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
U. S. SHOULD UNLOAD
FLEET, SAYS MR. PIEZ
LEAXKGS TOWARD FEDERAL
RAMPANT, SAYS BAKER
PORTLAND MAYOR TALKS TO
SEATTLE BUSINESS MEX.
PREPARE FOR WORK
STATE TIES UP WATER
RIGHTS ON DESCHUTES
MOVE TO DEVELOP BIG IRRI
GATION PROJECT SEEN".
Ar II T Rata IS .arfak A . ?v JPfc. .jrw r""v . 1m K." k. . r -. H Kl f r m .211 1 1
iww fwt; JHEgr wpjp
Dash For Azores
and Europe Begun.
FLYERS START IN TWILIGHT
NC-3, NC-4 and NC-1 Soar at
Trepassey Amid Cheers of
GOAL IS 1352 MILES DISTANT
Ex-Head of Fleet Corporation, How
ever, Advocates Limited Period of
CHICAGO. May IS. Charles Piez.
who recently retired aa general man-
er of the emergency fleet corpora
tion, in an address tonigm oecwrw
himself "permanently cured" of any
embryonic leanings toward government
ownership he might have entertained
formerly, but advocated a limited
period of government ownership and
supervision, with private operation, of
the merchant marine fleet.
'The fleet should be disposed of in
toto, for unless that is done private
shippers will buy the cream of the fleet
and the government will be left to
operate an ill-assorted and unprofitable
remainder," he said, and added that
such a sale in entirety would eliminate
rate slashing certain to follow pur
chase by numerous concerns.
He said he doubted wnetner ousi
ness men were keenly alive to the
pressing importance of the overseas
transportation system, but he believed
that the country'H foreign commerce
More Unions Join in Walk
out at Winnipeg.
GOVERNMENT EXPECTED TO ACT
Newspapers Suspend and Milk
Depots Are Established.
NO VIOLENCE IS REPORTED
Seaplanes Are Due to Arrive at -'.SS XXg
Azores in About 18.5 Hours,
It Is Estimated.
WASHINGTON, May 16. The
could provide by carrying out its programme-
He advised against limitation of the
programme by the new congress tor
economy's sake and expressed the be
lief that the entire steel tonnage con
struction would not cost more than 160
a deadweight ton in excess of similar
American naval seaplanes en route in construction in foreign yards, adding
. . .. . . , v-t , that high freight rates would continue
the first attempt to reach Europe from , t. . .
for some time to repay in part the
America by air passed station ship
No. 6 the destroyer Ware I 300 milea QQLLAR WORTH 12 MARKS
rora irepassey Day, ai z:uo ureen
wich time (10:05 P. M. Washington Rapid
time), according to a message received
by the Azores late tonight by the navy
The dispatch to the navy department
was sent by the Ward to the U. S. S.
Deadlock Continues and There Are
S Signs of Any Approach
Depreciation of German
Money Announced by Hoover
NEW YORK, May 16. Depreciation
of the German mark makes it possible
to convert one American dollar into
more than three times as many marks
as before the war, it was pointed out
tftrlav hv thft American relief A-dmlnls-
Prairie at Trepassey bay, which in turn tration, subsequent to a receipt of a
relayed by radio to St. Johns, N. F., I message from DirectorrGeneral Hoover
whence it reached Washington bv cable stating that a rate of 12.64 German
and telegraph. The means of sending m.ari" per ao"ar " Deen w"n
, , . .. , , . , the German financial commission for
the message back indicated that the transferring money to individuals in
U. b. b. Aroostook already had' left Germany for relief purposes,
Trepassey and that the destroyer line The new rate will hold good during
marking swiftly flying planes was May. Other demand dollar exchange
:ji t I rates wnicn nave Deen nxea ana wnicn
a .. imu umu i Mr naroor, imc ,,n.nUl,r.d: wer- , follows
intercepted direct messages Irom two I Poland. 10.5 marks; Finland, 9.10
of the seaplanes shortly after mid- marks; Czecho-Slovakia, 16.5 marks.
night. One message picked up at 12:27
o'clock was from the NC-1 calling the RCKES PREFERRED TO ART
station snip io. , approximately ouu
miles from Irepassey bay. Crop of Oil Millionaires in Okla-
The first message from the Bar
Harbor station to the nayy department
lioma Increases Rapidly.
NEW YORK, May 16. The crop of
nil millionaires is crowine so fast in
At If.lU A. Bl. neara tne JC-4 Oklahoma and other western states
sending on four fifty meter, say:
Passed 414.' Signals very weak."
It was not certain at the department
what the figures "414" meant.
The second message read:
that the people have no time for art
or refinement, except the brand of re
finement that goes with oil, accordin
to Professor Oscar B. Jacobson of the
University of Oklahoma, who addressed
the 10th annual convention of the
"At 12:36 heard the NC-4 tell Cape American Federation of Art here today.
Race (British radio station):
" 'Am receiving interference,
ahead again.' "
Such things as art, literature and
music, he said, were ignored because
the people were so engrossed in get
ting rich over night by the discovery
The federation has decided to take
art "barnstorming" through the cities,
towns a,nd waste places of the country
to teach at least its fundamentals to
WINNIPEG, Man., May 16. Bitter
deadlock between union labor in. Win
nipeg and leading Industrial employers
who refused to recognize the unions
continued today, and, although it was
known that the general strike which
began yesterday morning was receiv
ing the attention of federal, provincial
ana local officials, there were no
signs tonight of any approach toward
The postal tie-up and the walkout of
employes in several railroad' depart
ments brought the situation to the
floor of the house of commons at Ot
tawa today. A dispatch received from
Ottawa by -the Canadian Press said the
following statement was made in the
house this afternoon by A. K. MacLean,
minister without portfolio:
Government Expected to Act.
"The minister of labor has been closely
in touch with the situation at Winnipeg
during the past ten days and he is be
ing advised from moment to moment.
He is ready at all times to do anything
he can in the circumstance."
This statement was construed here to
mean that the government was willing
to co-operate in any movement to arbi
trate the differences which caused the
Winnipeg building and metal trades
unions to strike and which waa fol
lowed by the general walkout yester
day, which at present involves more
than 60 unions and 30.000 members.
Premier T: C. Norris and Mayor Charles
Gray of Winnipeg, who tried to concili
ate the opposing factions this week,
failed to get the employers and th
men . together.
Sunday Parade Postponed.
Brigadier-General H. D. B. Ketchen.
commanding officer of military district
No. 10, which embraces the dominion
territory from Port Arthur, Ont:,
west to the Saskatchewan border, an
nounced today that the Decoration day
parade set for Sunday has been post
poned. He said that "all the troops in
the city have been detailed for duty."
Publishers of daily newspapers de
cided today to suspend publication
temporarily. Editorial staffs were kept
on duty, however, and reports from
every section of the city indicated that
serious disturbances have taken
Policemen and Palrol Wagon Are
,Lsed by Seattle Friends to -Get
Oregon Man to Lunch..
SEATTLE, May 1C More than 8000
radical organizations are energetically
spreading tnelr propaganda in the
United States, and "it is time for the
American people to wake up," Mayor
George L. Baker of Portland asserted
here today following an address at the
chamber of commerce and commercial
"I trust that our representatives in
Washington,", he added, will give this
subject some thought and meet it in a
big way. I do not favor force. I favor
fatr treatment to all. It Is within the
hands of our representative to eave
America for Americans. We need ships
and our country can do no better thing
than to continue its shipbuilding pro
gramme, thereby giving employment
to a great army of workers, also pro
viding our boys who served tffeir coun
try well an opportunity to earn an
honest living at an honest wage."
While visiting in a downtown etore
today Mayor Baker was accosted by
three policemen and bundled into a
patrol wagon. Spectators gazed in
wonderment at the quick arrest. The
arrest, however, proved a fiasco, for
several of Baker's friends resorted to
this means to get him to a dinner en
gagement and eave taxi fare.
House and Senate Mem
bers Plan Conferences.
HOUSE DEMOCRATS UNAGREED
Clark's Nomination for Speak
er Arouses Opposition.
WILSON'S ABSENCE NOTED
Question of How tct. Inform Presi
dent of Opening of Congress Is
Discussed by Congressmen.
TUG, DREDGE MEN BOOSTED
Shipping Board Raises Wages of
1200 Employes on Vessels.
WASHINGTON, May 16. Wage in
creases were given by the shipping
board today to 1200 employes of tugs
Captains, foremen and engineers who
formerly received J2.02.50 and $203.75
a month were advanced to $215; fore
men on smaller dredges were increased
from $183.75 to $195; cranemen from
$152.75 to $165; firemen, oilers and
watchmen from $119.75 to $135 and
deck hands and ecow men from $108.7
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
Hit Private Ownership.
COLUMBUS. O., May 16. That the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen will
announce that its 186.000 members are
if continued in control of the roads,
would give them more satisfactory
TREPASSEY, N. F., May 16. Three
giant seaplanes of the American navy
the NC-3, NC-4 and the NC-1 rose
late today from the waters of Trepas
sey bay and headed for the Azores,
1352 miles distant, in their attempt to FEDERAL
cross tne Atlantic by air. they are ex
pected to make the trip in 18 Va Tiours
if all goes well.
Commanded by Commander John H.
Towers, Lieutenant-Commander A; C.
Kead and Lieutenant-Commander P. N,
L. Bellinger, the planes left their oppose! to restoration of the railroads
moorings at the head of Trepassey to Prlvate ownership and management
i. v.u j ft a' j. a and in favor of some sort of govern-
ment control, was the prediction to-
rows. inen, msning into a westerly day made by leaders of the organiza
wind, they took the air. The NC-3, the I tion, which is holding its biennial con.
"flagship," rose at 7:32, the NC-4 two vention here,
minutes later and the NC-1 at 7:41 Probable action is uncertain, they
XT - ... , . . , said, but sentiment is overwhelmingly
(Newfoundland time, which is 1 hour agalnst a return to the oM regime. it
and 30 minutes ahead of New York was declared that the men seem well
time), within a few minutes they were pleased with their treatment during
lost sieht of bevond the eastern tne war and feel that tho government,
Aviators Are Cheered:
As they passed from view, natives
of Newfoundland, who lined the
shores of the land-locked bay," vied
with Yankee sailors stationed here
in sending away with a rousing cheer
the American aviators starting on
their epochal voyage.
The seaplanes shaped their course
towards Corvo, westernmost island of
the Azores, from which they expected
to fly to Horta, on the island of Fayal,
where they will descend if weather
conditions or mechanical difficulties
make it necessary, but they will go on
if possible to Ponta del, Gada, San
Miguel island, 1352 nautical miles
from this port. This leg of. the cruise
from Rockaway Beach, N. Y., the
planes' home station, to Plymouth,
England, is the only one which will
require night flying.
Speed May Be Mile a Minute.
The planes were expected to main
tain an average speed of 60 nautical
miles an hour, although they are capa
ble of making 90 miles if circum
stances demand. Temperature was ex-
- tConviuilvd tin t'ase Comma 1)
SUFFRAGE WIN FORECAST
Wilson Confident Texas Will Grant
franchise to Women.
WASHINGTON, May 16. Confidence
that the men of Texas "will render
gallant justice" to the women of the
state in the forthcoming referendum on
woman suffrage was expressed by
President Wilson in a -cablegram to
Mrs. Minnie F. Cunningham, preslden
of the Texas Woman Suffrage associa
tion, made public today at headquarters
of the National American Woman Suf
WAR ZONE TO BE STUDIED
Tour to Complete Education of West
WASHINGTON. May 16. About 200
members of the present first class at
West Point will get an opportunity to
round out their military studies by per
sonal observation of the battle fields of
Secretary Baker announced today
that tho officers would be sent over
j seas immediately after their graduation
(Concluded on Page 3, Column 2.)
THIEVES GET NEARLY $7000
Loot Taken From Postoffice Greater
Than at First Reported.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. May 18. (Spe
cial.) The robbers who entered the
pontoffic a$ E 1 m a early yesterday
moi r ing secured a much larger amount
of booty than waa at first reported.
The loot included $6738 in war sav
ings stamps, poctal saving certificates,
money orders, internal revenue stamps
and cash. Besides this a draft book on
tho postmaster of New Tork and an of
ficial money order stamp were taken.
U. S. LOANS MORE ' MONEY
Total of Loans to Allies Now Is
Nearly Ten Billion Dollars.
WASHINGTON, May 16. The treas
ury today announced establishment of
credits in favor of Great Britain of
JSO.000.000, making a total for Great
Britain of $4,316,000,000 and in favor
of Belgium, of $1,330,000, making Bel
gium's total $340,500,000.
Total credits to all allies now are
$9, 370,219. 000.
WASHINGTON, May 16. Three con- j
ferences to agree on plans for organiza
tion of the new congress will be held
tomorrow. Democratic senators will
meet at 11 o'clock, democrats of the
house plan to meet at noon and repub
lican representatives will confer to
morrow night on ratification of the
committee assignments proposed by the
committee on committees.
Routine affairs only are c. aimed for
consideration at the democratic sena
tors', conference. Senator Martin of
Virginia is scheduled for re-election as
leader and the conference will frame
a list of officers for formal presenta
tion against the republican conference
slate. Senator Pomerena of Ohio is
among those discussed for the demo
cratic candidate for president pro tern.
The democratic leaders expect the re
publicans to elect their officers and the
conference slate to be selected tomor
row, therefore, is regarded merely for
mal. The conference will name a com
mittee on committees to fix democratic
Clark Haa Opposition.
Opposition to the choice of former
Speaker Clark as the democratic nomi
nee for speaker and party floor leader
constitutes the chief point of Interest
in conference of house democrats. The
group opposing Mr. c:rlc held a con
ference tonit t.
Hou republicans expect their prin
cipal contest tomorrow night to ccn
tcr about the democrats and forces fa
voring an increase from five to nine in
the membership of the party's steering
committee. Leaders of the majority
group tonight predicted that the ques
tion would be settled without difficulty,
but Representative Longworth of Ohio,
a leader in the fight for the change,
declared that he would insist on final
action by the conference.
KdiImb May Be Oppotrd.
The republican committee on commit
tees, meeting today, approved its as
signment of members to the standing
committees of the house, as well as
the selection of Representative Mondell
of Wyoming as floor leader and Rep
resentative Ivnutson of Minnesota s
whip. Despite this, some republicans
Bend W'ater, Light & Power Company-Prevented
30,000 Horsepower Plant.
BEND, Or.. May 16. (Special.) The
state of Oregon has effectively tied up
the entire flow of the Deschutes river
above Bend, for years to come, at the
behest of the federal government, ac
cording to an announcement made by
Percy A. Cupper, state engineer,
through T. H. Foley, manager of the
Bend Water, Light & Power company.
The new corporation is prevented
from Installing a 50,000-horsepower
plant a few miles above Bend, planned
for this year, and the present 1S00
horsepower plant, located in this city.
may bo condemned if the water neces
sary to operate it is needed for irriga
tion. Withdrawal of water rights on
tho river above Bend, representing
70.000 horsepower, is said to be a pre
liminary move by the government to
develop the 200,000-acre Deschutes ir
This is considered most feasible
through the construction of a huge
storage reservoir at Benham Falls. 10
miles above Bend, and to determine
the advisability of constructing such
reservoir, a representative of the
reclamation service will arrive here
within the next month to make a thor
ough geologtcal . survey of the land.
The withdrawal of water rights, it is
said, is to prevent the necessity of
numerous condemnation proceedings in
case tho government should decide on
an inclusive irrigation programme.
From tho power standpoint, further
development on the Deschutes is halted
except for that part of the stream lying
below the point where it connects with
Crocked river. Another stream which
may furnish a solution to the problem
confronting the local power company.
is Tumalo creek, and rights on this
have already been offered to the cor
New Note Is Promised on
HUNS' GOOD FAITH DOUBTED
Former Notes, Say French,
Long Ago Prepared.
(Concluded on Page 3. Column 2.)
CHORUS: "WELL, BOYS, I FEAR WE'LL HAVE TO BE GOING."
AUSTRIANS IN NO HURRY
NATION TO HELP SOLDIERS
Campaign Starts to Bring Together
Jobs and Service Men.
WASHINGTON, May 16. A campaign
intended to assist In securing employ
ment for discharged sailors and sol
diers was started today by the depart
ment of agriculture. Twenty-four
thousand agents of the department In
every community of the country were
instructed by Secretary Houston to
exert all efforts to bring together jobs
and discharged men. The agents were
told to ascertain how many men were
needed In their respective communi
ties, qualifications necessary and rates
It was announced at the war de
partment that various field forces of
other departments soon would engage
in similar campaign?.
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POPE ASKED TO INTERVENE
Cardinal Ilarlman Would Save Gcr
many From Breakdown.
COLOGNE. May 16. (Havas.) Cardi
nal Hartmann, archbishop of Cologne
has requested Pope Benedict to inter
vene in the situation between the al
lied powers and Germany in order to
protect Germany from the complete
breakdown which menaces her.
In his appeal the cardinal asserted
that the peace conditions would mean
the utter ruin of Germany and be
cruel violation of the rights of 70.000
inhabitants of the country.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TE5TERDATB Maximum temperature, 5S
degrees; minimum. 47 degrees.
TODAVS Probably showers; southwesterly
BIr flight across Atlantic ocean la started.
Cbsfn of destroyers protects planes In trans
Atlantic flight. Page z.
Navy boats every 00 miles of trans-Atlactie
flight. Pate 2.
Germans submit eounter-propoeal on Saa
Valley question. Page 1.
Labor In complete control of strike. Page 1.
War props randa Intensely active In Ger
many. Page 3.
Wounded of 91st receive" good care. Page S.
prepare for opening
outlook for wool
Leaders of congress
session. Page 1.
Report shows favora.bl
producers. Page -
Piez rays Tncle Sam should sell merchti
fleet. Page 1.
water rights on Deschutes.
Fos-ition of Bela Kun in Hungary
Shows No Sign of Weakening.
One Polish Claim Denied.
BY JAMES M. TTOHT.
(Copyright by the N York World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
PARIS, May 16. (Special Cable.)
The Germans have in preparation a new
ote on the Saar valley question, the)
irft having been only a criticism.
whereas this will contain a counter
roposal. The allies' reply tq the Ger
man note regarding prisoners of war,
outlined yesterday, was withheld at th
last minute for alteration and has not
yet been forwarded.
The French consider that the Ger
man notes already received were pre
pared In advance of the coming of the
delegation, as they contain no direct
reference to the treaty.
Anatriana In No Harry.
The Austrian delegation will ex.
change credentials In a few days. Th
date has not been fixed, hut the Aus-
rians feem to be in no hurry and tho
conference would prefer It if the treaty
with Hungary could be concluded at
he same time, although recent news
from Budapest conveys the fact tht
Bela Kun's position la not weakening.
The possibility of recognizing Admi
ral KoUhak's government as represent.
ng eastern Russia and Siberia on th
same basis as the Ukrainians are ac
knowledged Is undoubtedly being con
sidered by the big five. This would b
consonant with the scheme for weak-
ins bolshevik influence whici Is being
pursued by the allies. This poli-y is,
discernible in the plan for repatriating
Russian prisoners in Germany, those
fro mthe Baltic provinces, Siberia and
the Caucasus going home first, those,
regions being non-bolshevik.
Pollnb Claim Is) Denied.
The big five have informed the Pol
ish delegation that Poland s claim ior
part of the German mercantile fleet
WILSON VISITS ST. CtRMAlV
,nstrians Are Resting and Delighted
With Their Quarters.
(Copyright by the New Tork worm. ruD-
ST. GKRMA1.V, May 16. (Special.)
President Wilson paid this ocngntiui
spot a brief visit this afternoon,-apparently
for the sole purpose of admir
ing the wonderful view of the bctna
valley and of Paris from the terrace ef
the Chateau gardens. During his etroll
he was within a few feet of the stock
ade surrounding the "Austrian terri
tor-," but he made no move to enter
the inclosed area.
The Austrians spent a restful day.
recovering from the fatigue of their
long trip. They are delighted with, th
quarters assigned to t'-em and are posi
tively ecstatic over tho real coffee,
sugar and butter which they get.
Like the Germans in Versailles, they
lost no time in laying in a large stock
of soap, chocolate and pastries.
Dr. Renner wired to Vienna thin
morning a brief message announcing
hla arrival. No other communicationa
were sent off by the delegation. Their
courier service is as yet unorganised.
The credentials of the delegates will
probably not be presented to tho Cam
bon committee before Saturday.
At Versailles today there was com
plete tranquillity and a lull in the note
writing of Count von Brockdorf-Rant-zau.
He is awaiting replies from tha
allies to his notes numbered 5, 6, 7.
S and S.
WIVES OF ALIENS OBJECT
State ties op
Pacific Coast league result: Portland
Sacramento 8; Los Angeles 8. Oakl&n
4: beatle in. Salt Like 1-': Vernon
San Francisco Page 12.
Dempeey to train every other week. Page 13.
Standifer and Cornfoot teams to meet In
three-game series. Page 13.
Beaver pitching record makes McCredles
somewhat nervous. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
Government shipping officials pay visit to
local yards. Page J0.
Wheat crop of Pacific Northwest estimated
at 70.000.0O0 bushels. Page -i.
Cern weak at Chicago with larger arrivals
predicted. Page al.
Railway stocks strong features of Wall
street trading. Page 21.
Portland and Vicinity.
City's right to appeal In phone rate case
is in doubt. Page 2.
Salem district leads In Methodist drive.
Democratic row Is stirred by Dr. Morrow.
Coast interests are promised fair freight
rates. Page 11.
Old Third Oregon members get Joyful re
ception. Page 10.
Earlv-day firemen bo'.d annual frolic
Circuit court Juslsts to confer on naming
head of new court. Page 15.
Eugene Tuck death starts jury probe.
Mayor Baker say radical propaganda Is
active, rage 1.
her report, .data and tofttxaU I's i.
California Women Advocate ChangrO
in Present Lavrs.
SAX DIBGO. Cal., May 16. A resolu
tion was introduced at the annual con
vention of the California Federation of
Women's clubs today askinc" congress
to legislate concerning the citizenship
of American women marrying aliena
and asking that they be treated as Indi
viduals, and "not as an accessory to a
The resolution refers to the humili
ation suffered by the women durlrur
the war who were married to alien
enemies and thereby lost their Amer
D ITT E MORE JS ANSWERED
Christian Science Directors Say Dis
missal Is for Harmony.
BOSTON. May 16. The suit of John
V. Dittcmoro to compel recognition tf
him as a member of the Christian Sci
ence board of directors was answered
in the supreme judicial court Thursday
by members of the board.
The defendants stated that the plain
tiff had long insisted upon the i
moval of the three trustees of the
Christian Science publishlns cociety and
that he was himself dismissed as a
director by a. majority of the board la
th interest ot harmony,.