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VOL. IVIII. NO. 18,268
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Pontoffice as Second-Class Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Dl IE! BISllI
W. B. Hutchinson of Walla
Walla Is Victim.
SERGEANT MILKOWSKI DIES
Army Mechanician's Flying Ex
perience Said to Have Been
About 40 Hours.
STUNTS RESULT IN DEATHS
Witnesses Declare Owner of
Aircraft Attempted to Scare
Them by Diving at Them.
In full view of hundreds of persons
crowding the flying field at East
moreland, a private aeroplane, driven
by W. B. Hutchinson, wealthy Walla
Walla rancher, and in which Sergeant
John Milkowski. of Mather flying
field, was a passenger, crashed into
the concrete sidewalk of East Twenty-
ninth street, following a sensational
fall of several hundred feet late yes
terday. Both men were killed instantly. The
plane was smashed to fragments. The
bodies of the pilot and his passenger
were mingled almost inextricably with
the controls of the machine.
Hutchinson Former Lieutenant.
Hutchinson was a former army air
service lieutenant. He bought the ma
chine recently in San Francisco. It
was one of the Canadian Curtiss type.
He shipped it to Portland and com
pleted assembling it yesterday. It
was his intention to drive it to Walla
Walla, where it was his intention to
use it for communication between his
A few minutes before the catas-
trophe Hutchinson had made a land
ing. Then he took up Milkowski, who
had had only 40 hours' flying experi
With Milkowski he performed that
spectacular falling "stunt" known as
the leaf, in which the machine rocks
from side to side as it falls. Then, on
an even keel, he started south. He
Control Is Lost.
Those who saw the tragedy declare
that he failed to shut off his engine,
and that as a result when 200 feet
from earth he found it impossible to
Army mechanics present, belonging
to the air service, declared there was
nothing wrong with the machine. Lieu
tenant Earl E. Neubig, who took
charge, and who ordered the machine
piled and burned, declared there was
nothing wrong with the plane. It was
reported that its tail was broken. In
asmuch as a few minutes after the
fall the wire controls had been cut to
pieces with wire clippers, and the
plane, in any event, was irretrievably
wrecked, it was impossible to prove
whether this was the case or not.
Lieutenant-Colonel Watson, who re
ecived reports of the tragedy, declared
that the fault was in construction or
in inexperienced assembling. He said
that in no event should the plane be
confused with an army plane.
Several Stunts Done.
The flying men had done .several
stunts in the air. They had looped
and dived successfully. But when the
fatal crash came they were in the
midst of a nose dive.
What made witnesses declare that
there was no fault in the machine was
that Hutchinson had warned visitors
to get off the field, in which he had
his machine. Then to scar! them, they
say, he dived at them, passing but a
few feet over their heads. It was but
a few moments after this performance
that the machine, which did one other
stunt, crashed to the concrete street
100 feet south of Bybee street.
Colonel Watson asserted that Ser
geant Milkowski was not on duty at
the time of the accident. The sergeant
came to Portland from Mather field
with the fliers who have been here for
the Rose Festival. Permission to fly
with Hutchinson was not denied the
mechanician, but it is an army under
standing that when a man goes up in
other than an army plane, the re
sponsibility rests with him.
Sergeant Not Aviator.
"Sergeant Milkowski was not quali
Tied as an aviator," said Colonel Wat
. .(.Concluded pa rage foiurpn l.)
PREMIUM ON WHEAT
PROMISED BY BARNES
AIM IS TO PRESERVE NATURAL
Railroad Rates From Pacific Coast
and Inter-mountain Country to
Be Reduced Shortly.
NEW YORK, June It. To preserve
a natural flow of wheat from the farm,
a periodical premium covering: storage
charges will be added to the basic price
at various guarantee markets, accord
ing: to an announcement here tonight
by Julius H. Barnes, United States
These premiums will not be intro
duced during July, when basic prices
prevailing for the last year will remain
in effect. For each succeeding month,
however, premiums will be announced
30 days in advance.
Mr. Barnes also announced that rail
road rates from intermountain and Pa
cific coast territory to Galveston and
New York soon will be reduced to 56
cents per hundred, the equivalent of
33.6 cents per bushel. This reduction.
Mr. Barnes explained, is intended as a
relief to the producers in those sections,
as the grain corporation cannot con
tinue its practice of making effective a
92 blanket minimum price for all wheat
at intermountain points, but will be
obliged to confine itself to paying Z at
Pocatello, Great Falls and Salt Lake
City, leaving the rest of the western
territory to base on the commercial
market most readily reached by it.
To assure a larger flow of wheat to
the gulf ports, Mr. Barnes said he had
decided to seek an executive order in
creasing the No. 1 base price at Gal
veston and New Orleans from $2.18 to
$2.30 per bushel. He added that he ex
pected this change would become ef
fective July 1.
BOLSHEVIK MURDERS TOLD
Hundreds of Russians Forced to
"Walk Plank" at Odessa.
NEW YORK, June 13. Hundreds of
Russians who refused to contribute to
a levy of $11,000,000 imposed on the
city of Odessa by the bolshevikl were
forced to "walk the plank" from a
yacht formerly owned by the czar, ac
cording to August Danner, representa
tive In southern Russia of the Inter
national Harvester company, who ar
rived here today with Mrs. Danner as
refugees on the American army trans
Mr. Danner, who for a year was vir
tually the only . American in Odessa,
said thafUearly 500 bodies later were
recovered from the water where the
piratical' form oU death was inflicted.
Unprovoked murder and pillage were
rife in the city, he said, until German
troops drove out the bolshevik! and re
FIR LUMBER PRICES RISE
Quotations Generally About Double
Those of 1914.
SEATTLE, June 13. Fir lumber
prices are up $4 to $5 per 1000 feet.
according to quotations made by rep
resentative fir manufacturers, it was
learned today. The advance on all
yard stocks was said to be $3 and on
timbers $5. At this rate the lumber
market woufd be $8 to $13 a 1000 feet
higher than during February and
March, and prices would be double
those of 1914. It is also pointed out
that lumber prices generally show- SO
to 60 per cent over the five-year aver
age prevailing prior to the war.
DOCTORS RESENT NEW LAW
Many Expected to Leave Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash., June 13. Many
prominent physicians are expected to
resign from the Spokane County Med
ical association, according to officers
of the society today, following adop
tion of an amendment to the by-laws of
the organization at a meeting last
night forbidding the acceptance by a
member of a contract for professional
services from other than an interstate
Between 30 and 40 physicians of this
city now hold such contracts, it was
OLD OREGON SIGNS "30"
America's Historic Battleship Goes
Out of Commission In North.
BREMERTON, Wash.. June 13.
America's - historic old battleship, the
Oregon, went out of commission at the
Puget sound navy-yard here today.
The Oregon's captain, W. T. Farrant,
is to leave for Alaska aboard the cruis
tr Marblehead to help fight influenza.
The other men from the Oregon are
on their way to Mare Island, Cal.
Lester A. Reppert Held at Aid to
KANSAS CTTV. June 13. Lester A.
Reppert. a former battalion sergeant
major at the United States disciplinary
barracks. Fort Leavenworth, Kan., was
arrested today as the fourteenth man
charged with implication in the coun
terfeiting scheme alleged by officials
to have had its source in the barracks.
KANSAS NEEDS 100,000 MEN
Army Required to Harvest Record
Breaking Wheat Crop.
WASHINGTON. June 13. Clarence
Ousley, assistant secretary of agricul
ture, reported to the department today
from Kansas City that Kansas needs
100,000 laborers to help harvest the
record-breaking wheat crop in that
HANDS OFF HOMEY
CASE, WILSON PLEA
Leave Matter to U. S., Is
LABOR FEDERATION ADVI"n
Government Said to , In
vestigating Evid s -
BOLSHEVISM IS DENOUNCED
Workers Cautioned Against Extend-
ins Any Sympathy to Russian
Reds or I. W. W. of America.
ATLANTIC CITT", N. X, June 13.
Secretary of Labor Wilson, speaking
before the convention of the American
Federation of Labor today, urged or-
anized labor to refuse to support the
nation-wide strike which has been pro
pesed as a protest against the convic
tion of Thomas J. Mooney. Mr. Wilson
told the delegates that the government
was investigating the claim that new
evidence Justified a new trial, and that
he was devoting much time to the case.
The secretary declared that so far the
government's inquiry had shown that
the judge and jury before whom Moo
ney was tried had . conducted them
selves properly and that on the evi
dence thej ury had to convict. He ad
mitted that new evidence might de
velop which would alter the situation.
KvidpBcc KenHiry for Trial. .
"But," he continued, "for organized
labor to participate in such a strike as
is proposed!! would simply mean that
labor was trying Mooney without the
benefit of evidence. Very few of us
are familiar with all the evidence, yet
every working man is asked to make
himself a juror. Justice cannot be ob
tained in that way."
Secretary Wilson tnen turned his at
tention to bolshevism and was heartily
cheered when he asserted that no ele
ment of American labor would stand
for bolshevism for a moment when the
true meaning of the movement- was
'Closely allied to the work of the
Industrial Workers of the World dur
ing the past year," he said, "there has
been more or less bolshevist agitation
in the United States, which has not
been to any great extent manifest
among the real wage workers of the
country, but which has existed princi
pally among the parlor coal diggers of
Revolution Is A'ot Feared.
"We have no fear of a political
revolution in the United States. It may
be possible that these parlorites may
be misguiding a sufficient number of
the laboring people to cause local dis-
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AWARDS IN ROSE FESTIVAL
Sweepstakes prize, $100, North
western National bank.
Class A, best decorated horse
drawn apparatus First, $50, en
gine 7; second, $30. engine 1;
third, $20, engine 29.
Class B, best decorated motor
drawn apparatus First, $50, en
gine 15; second, $30, engine 13;
third, $20, truck 2.
Honorable mention Fire alarm
telegraph, engine 3.
Horses and HoncDrana Vehi
cle. - Class A, best club or organiza
tion consisting of 20 or more uni
formed and decorated mounted
persons First; $125, Portland
Hunt club group, made up of
Hunt club members. Junior Hunt
club and tally ho.
Class B, best decorated pony
cart and driver First, $20, Mary
Class C, best saddle horse or
pony, boy rider Portland Hunt
club. - - ,
Class D, best decorated saddle
horse or pony with girl rider un
der 16 years of age Portland
Class E, best decorated two or
four wheeled carriage, horse
drawn First, $25, Mrs. C. A. Mc
Kenna. Class' F, best decorated horse
drawn truck First, $25, Clay S.
Class G, best decorated horse
drawn truck with four or more
horses First. $25, Marshall-Wells
Honorable mention in , section
to Chief of Police Warren of Se
attle, on horse.
Schools. Clubs, Civic OraulM
tlons and Societies.
Class A, best public school en
try First prize, cup, Washington
high school; honorable mention,
Lincoln high school.
Class B, best Sunday- school en
tries Colored Sunday school.
Class C, clubs, civic organiza
tions and societies, best decorated
auto float or truck First prize,
$75, the Elks' club; second prize,
$50, Portland Women's club; third
. prize, $25, Alameda club; honor
able mention, X. M. C. A.
Business Houses amd Pnblie Cor
porations. Class A, best decorated auto
First prize, $75, Leighton's dairy
lunch; second prize, $50, Rotary
club; third prize, $25, Red Cross
Class B, best decorated truck
or float First prize, $75; 17. -s.
' National bank; second prize. $50,
Ladies' Auxiliary, No. 15, United
Brethren of Carpenters and Join
ers of America; third prize, $25,
Albina Engine works.
Spokane to Christen Airplane.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 13. Miss
Marguerite Motie (Miss Spokane) to
morrow will christen the first ajrplan
constructed by the local manufacturing
concern, it was announced today. The
plane Is to be called Miss Spokane.
The city commissioners have accepted
invitations to attend the christening
THAT NEEDS 'TO BE BROUGHT
LEAGUE NOT PARTY
ISSUE, SAYS HAYS
Challenge of Homer S.
REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN TALKS
Democratic Method Flayed in
Speech Outlining Plans.
SOCIALISM TO BE FOUGHT
Republican Chairman Says "Fer
vent Americanism" Will Be Key
note of Procedure.
FORT WATNE, Ind., June 13. Will
H. Hays, chairman of the national com
mittee of the republican party, in an
address here tonight, rejected tho chal
lenge of Homer S. Cummings, chairman
of the national democratic committee,
recently made in Chicago, that the re
publicans make a partisan issue of the
league of nations. Mr. Hays, without
naming the league, nevertheless said:
"The conclusion of the treaty of
peace, including all its provisions
when we know what they are is in
no sense a partisan question. It is an
American question. In the same spirit
in which republicans during the re
cent war measured their every act by
how they could contribute most to ef
fective action, so now they are de
termined to meet this new phase of the
war problem in that revived spirit of
fervent Americanism, moving with a
full appreciation of this country's duty
as a responsible factor in the world
of today and tomorrow, with the
earnest determination to do all that
can possibly be done toward the main
tenance of peace without sacrificing
our own supreme nationalism, the
preservation of which in its integrity
is the greatest safeguard for the fu
ture, not only for the citizens of this
country, but for all peoples every
where." Constitution to Be Followed.
Speaking for his party, which now
controls both branches of congress, Mr.
Hays declared: "'We shall bring this
government back to the limitations of
the constitution in times of peace." He
dwelt on the "preservation of our in
stitutions" and "patriotism."
Among his declarations were the fol
lowing: "With all our power we will strive
to prevent the further spread of so
cialism. "We have promised a forward-stepping
as well as a forward-looking pro
gramme for labor, for business and for
the farmer, and those promises we will
"That criminal element, organized or
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GOVERNOR LISTER IS
EXECUTIVE HAS SIVRIXG SPELL.
DEATH MATTER OF HOCRS.
Cloudiness of Mind Displayed by Pa
tient Members of Family
Called to Bedsides,
SEATTLE, June 13. After rail? I us
from a sinking- aprll late tonight Cov
entor Ernest Lister, 111 in a hospital
here, rank Into unconsciousness and his
physician aaid that death probably was
a matter of boars.
SEATTLE. Wash.. June 13. At 6
o'clock Governor Ernest Lister, who
has been ill In a hospital here for sev
eral weeks, was In a very low condi
tion, it was said at the hospital. He
rallied slightly from a sinking spell
which occurred between 3 and 4 o'clock.
"Governor Lister's condition Is criti
cal,' the governor's physicians an
nounced early. in the afternoon. "He
displays considerable cloudiness of
At 3 P. M. today Dr. E. P. Flck. Gov-
lister s pnysician. Issued a sec
ond bulletin stating the governor
showed no Improvement.
At noon the governor's temperature
was 99. his pulse Irregular and vary
ing around 133 and his respiration 25
Members of Governor Lister's family
were called to his bedside at 3:30 P. M.
Governor Lister was brought to Seat
tle several weeks ago from Olympia,
after he had been under care of Dr. W.
N. Keller since early in the session of
the legislature in January. The gover
nor suffered a nervous breakdown last
summer and did not recover his
strength. The added work of the legis
lative session caused another collapse.
For several weeks the governor was
cared for at Steilacoom. He was
brought to the Swedish hospital for the
final battle for health when Dr. Fick
returned from army service. His trouble
has been diagnosed as cardio-vascular-
renal disease, affecting the heart and
EASTERN STRIKE SETTLED
10,000 Employes of Norfolk and
Western Railroad to Return.
WASHINGTON, June 13. Railroad
administration officials announced late
today that the strike of the shopmen
of the Norfolk & Western railroad had
been ended as a result of the confer
ence with American Federation of La
bor officials at Bluefields, W. Va. The
men voted to return to work Monday,
it was stated.
PORTSMOUTH. O.. June 13. Accord
ing to a statement by local Norfolk &
Western officials here this afternoon
the strike on the Norfolk & Western
railroad, involving 10,000 men, has been
BEND APPOINTMENT URGED
Merit Was Assumed to Decide In
Naming of Postmaster.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June 13. Dr. J. W. Morrow
democratic national committeeman for
Oregon, has recommended the appoint
ment of Walter H. Hudson as postmas
ter at Bend. Or. Mr. Hudson 13 to be
one of the competitors in a civil serv
ice examination to be held at Bend
June 24, whereby it was assumed that
the postmaste-shlp would be filled un
der the merit system.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEFTERPAT'S Maximum temperature, 62
degrees: minimum, o- degrees.
TODAY'S Showers, followed by fair: mod
erately westerly winds.
General strike planned in Germany to bring
on civu war, reported, i'age
Angeles forces kill Mexican federals. Page 4.
Important changes being made In German
treaty. Page 3.
Whole Egyptian business big blunder, says
w. x. ,ms. rage a.
Strike of railroad men not sanctioned. Page 3.
Republican not to make league of nations
partisan Issue, says Hays. Page 1.
Democrats lay plana for hard fight on Knox
treaty resolution. Page 4.
Several western troop contingent expecteS
home soon. Page IT.
Export trade business needs $3,000,000,000.
Premium on wfceat promised by Director
Barnes. Page 1.
Secretary Wilson asks labor not to- meddle
with Mooney case. Page 1.
Strikers launch second offensive in effort to
tie up wire bsiness. Paga 2.
Fair rates sought tor Pacific coast. Page 17.
Governor Lister low.' Page 1.
Northwest farmers protest minimum wheat
price. Page T.
Newly-created position at Olympia filled.
Pacific Coast T.eague results: Vernon 4. San
Francisco 1; Los Angeles 4. Oakland 1;
Facramento 6. Seattle 4: Portland-Salt
Lake game postponed because of rain.
Weather not to Interfere with track and
field meet. Page 15.
Wtlhelm. to meet Macleay in finals. Paga 15.
Commercial said Marine.
Sacked wheat differential is fixed at 4
cents. Page 23.
Serious crop reports send Ch Icago corn to
highest prices of season. Page 23.
Stock selling prompted by higher money
rates. Page 28.
New scheme devised for care of govern,
ment ships. Page 22.
Portland and Vicinity.
Two killed In airplane smash. Page 1.
Three automobiles slide from Terwil linger
boulevard: one man hurt. Page 9.
Mr. McCoy Insists he Is democratic national
committeeman. Page 12.
Bankers president sees solid future. Page 6.
Northwestern livestock exhibit leaders ar
range shows in series. Page 16.
Portland policeman tells of adventures
within Hun lines during war. Page 16.
Elks Invite public to Flag day exercises at
auditorium tonight. Page 11.
Aviators swamped with applications to fly.
H,. A. Elder Indicted for embtxiltment
Ti'Mthftr renort. data and forecast. "Pur
1 FLOWERY BEAUTY
Floral Parade Surpasses
PAGEANT LOUDLY APPLAUDED
Crowds Unmoved by Drench
ing Summer Showers.
PORTLAND ROSE RULES ALL
Splendor of Artistic Floats 'Wins
Admiration of Thousands; Fire
Horses Make Final Bow.
Somewhere, beyond the ken of mor
tals, the ancients said were fields of
such surpassing- fairness that earth held
nothing to vie with them. There the
flowers were wondrously beautiful, and
their fragrant colors stretched away in
lines of delight. Such were the fields
Let dreamers seek them if they will.
How-aver happy and colorful the land
of dreams may be, it grows no fairer
flowers than those that spring from
the loam of Oregon, under the western
sun. a gift of grace and loveliness to
anyone who tends them, after the fash
ion of those who love the dearest trove
Hose Ruler of Flowers.
If proof were sought, though none
requires it, then yesterday in Port
land, when the Victory Rose Festival
closed its pageants with the floral pa
rade, would afford it in abundance.
Along the streets, on the last day of
the fiesta, there moved such a splendor
of flowers that the crowds the multi
tude, rather caught in the drenching
of a summer shower declined to leavo
its coigns of vantage, and remained to
shower appreciative applause upon tho
The rose was regal, as she should be,
the very weave of the tribute to tho
beauty of the flower thatis peculiar
ly Portland's own. But she lacked not
for sisters no less lovely great peonies,
foxglove, lupine, Canterbury bells,
revels of sweet and varied daisies, andi
hosts of other flowers, from the wild
Held and the Oregon woods, as well as
those which grow in the gardens of the
Sunshine Follows Showers.
More stupendous in the stroke of its
beauty and the scope of its entries
than the famed parades of other fes
tivals, the sudden, drenching 6torm of
mid-afternoon was a bit of ill luck that
the hundreds of entrants, with the
crowds concurring, chose to accept
good-humoredly. An hour later they
were repaid by the reappearance of the
sun, and for the greater part of the
time the pageant went its way through
When the first drops of rain began to
spatter, and later when the shower was
quickening, attendants of the goddess
of victory, Mrs. Guy Robert Porter,
asked if she did not think it best to
leave the line.
"No," smiled the sweet-faced patron
ness of the festival, and she braved the
shower to Its end.
The crowds, canny in their experi
ence, had cast a forewarned giimpee at
the sky, and the first patter of rain
drops brought into full bloom acres and
acres of umbrellas. From the shelter
of these, or hugging close to the friend
ly trees along the residential route of
the parade, the watchers bravely de
fied any shower to turn them from the
most brilliant feature of the floral
Parade Finest of All.
"Largest and finest of all rose fes
tival parades, this year or any other,"
was the dictum of the massed thou
sands of reviewers whose numbers
make the amateur estimator wary. For
the crowds, even as the parade, were
epochal In their muster, twin lanes of
visitors and residents for miles along
All of which, despite the misfortune
of the rain, must have been bappy tid
ings to the festival officials who
planned the parade with Richard W.
Childa. director in charge of the floral
pageant, and Frank V. Smith, grand,
marshal, as two who bore the greater
share of the task that co amply repaid
"It was Dick Childa dearest desire
that the floral parade should depict tho
idealism of the festival, through tha
language of the flowers themselves,'
commented one of the festival direct
ors. "How well his hope and effort
have been rewarded those who wit
nessed the wonderful pageant are best
qualified to testify. It was a glorious
Sailor Band Honored.
With Sergeant Frank Erwin's motor
cycle squad again in the lead, the pa
rade of flowers began coursing Its way
through the streets. Police cars car
ried Chief Inspector John Clark. Chief
of Police Johnson, William Bryan, chief
of the federal secret service forces in
Portland, and other police officials.
"The band of jazz-time music, mm
the musical organization from the flag
ship Minneapolis has become known In
Portland, held the position of honor In
the pageant. It was during the period
that the skies seemed to open and lit
erally drop buckets of water onto the
city that these husky tars of the sea
sent notes of music ricocheting through
Memories of bygone days, when the
home played the prominent part in all
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