Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 25, 1919, Page 4, Image 4

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Proclamation Affecting Traffic
' Signed by President.
Baiters Vstng less Than 50 Barrels
of Flour Monthly, Retailers and
Fanners Are Excepted.
NEW YORK, June i4 Julius Barnes,
tTnlted States wheat director, an
nounced tonight that President Wilson
had signed a proclamation-putting; tin
dr license of the wheat director per'
sons, firms, corporations and associa
tions dealing In wheat, wheat Hour or
baking proaucta manufactured either
wholly or partly from wheat flour. .
The only exceptions are farmers and
small bakers.
The proclamation, which goes Into
affect July la. applies to the business
of "storing or distributing wheat or
manufacturing, storing or distributing
wheat flour." as well as to the manu
facture of bread or other bakers' prod
ucts, either wholly or partly from
wheat flour.
Exeeprtoaui Ar Ktsua,
The exoentlons are listed as follows:
A) Bakers and manufacturers of
bakery products whose consumption of
flour in the manufacture of such prod
ucts Is, In the aggregate, lees than SO
barrels per month.
(B) Retailers and farmers or co-operative
associations of fanners or
other persons with respect to the
products of any farm or other land
owned, leased or cultivated by them.
Common carriers are required to se
cure on or before July IS a license
from Mr. Barnes "In such form, under
such, conditions and under such rules
and regulations governing the conduct
of the business aa he may from tune
to time prescribe."
Peaaltles Are Provided.
Blank forms to be used In applying
for such licenses may be obtained from
the sone agents of the grain corpora
tion In Baltimore, Chicago, Galveston.
Minneapolis. Kansas City. Mo.; New
Orleans. Omaha. Philadelphia. Port
land. Or.: St. Louis, San Francisco,
Buffalo and Duluth. After the appli
cations have been filled out they must
be sent to the wheat director, division
of licenses. Washington.
The proclamation states that "any
person, firm, corporation or associa
tion other than those hereinbefore ex
cepted, who shall engage in or carry
on any business above specified after
July 15 without first securing such li
censes, or shall carry on any such
business while such license Is sus
pended or after suoh license Is revoked,
will be liable to the penalties pre
scribed by law
Potato Shipment Ordered by Express,
But Other Food Sufficient
for Present.
FERGUS FALLS. Minn.. June 14.
With the recovery of six additional
bodies today, the number of known
dead as a result of the tornado that
struck Fergus Falls Sunday was raised
to 60. Five or six other bodies are
still unaccounted for.
The body of George Woodhouse. pro
prietor of the Grand hotel, was found
in the boiler room of the structure,
where It is believed he had sought
The city today ran short of potatoes
and a shipment has been ordered sent
here tomorrow morning by express.
Other supplies are sufficient for the
present. Military control over the
storm-swept town will be exercised at
least four more days.
A survey of the damage done by the
tornado shows lis residences were de
molished snd 110 others damaged be
yond repair. All idlers mill be kept
out of the town.
vocational schools at Camp
letter reads in
for the
General Johnston's
part as follows:
I fee! sure that your observation asrees
with my opinion that each soldier who has
seen service In the army aunnf tn pres
ent war Is not only now a more loyal and
valuable' citizen, but is better prepared
physically, mentally and morally to earn i
Uvina and to discharge the duties of citl
senahlp. If service in tbe army during the
past two years of war haa Improved nearly
4,000.000 young men In the manner Indi
cated above. It seems to me tbe duty of for
mer officers and men to advise all youns
men to enter the army and obtain similar
beneflta .You can render valuable service
to tbe government through personal advice
given to those of your acquaintance- wbose
cbaracter you believe tits them or mill
tarv service.
I am very anxloes to obtain several hun
dred such young men for service -at camp
Lewis. In order to fill the units now sta
tioned here. If In your vicinity there are
ex-members of the 91st division you may in-form-
them that they will find at -Camp
Lewie several officers with whomNthey
served In France and Belgium. .
Colonel P. J. Hennessey, Infantry re
cruiting officer at Camp Lewis, has
notified the general army recruiting
offices at Third and Oak streets that
vacanclea exist In every branch of the
service at Camp Lewis. Young men
who desire military training and do not
wish to get away from home are want
ed to spend their time in the voca
tional schools at that place. Week-end
leaves and a 1-cent fare to and from
their homes are gaining many young
men for the Camp Lewis cantonment.
State Fruit Shipped East Sells for
. $4.43 Per Crate; Local Market
About 12 Cents.
The cherry crop of Oregon Is rather
light this year, but the market has been
well supplied to date. As Is the case
with all other fruits, cherry prices are
high, about double what they were
before the war. The larger canneries
are paying 10 cents a pound for all
the Royal Anns they can get, and this
naturally fixes the market. The
wholesale price of the best Royal Anns
yesterday waa j.2 cents and Blngs sold
at 15 cents on the street. -
Oregon cherries are being shipped
East In considerable quantities. A car
load of Blngs was auctioned at Chi
cago Monday; 1 (-pound boxes averaging
(3.63 and 26-plnt crates averaging 14.62.
Washington Bings. in 16 pound boxes,
averaged $2.83 at the same sale and
Idaho Blngs averaged J 3.10.
OF 40010 IS
Amendments to Bill Fixing Av
' j,' . erage Adopted.
Brigadier-General lord Tells 'Why
( Cumbersome Pre-War Methods
Had to Be Abandoned.
Crop Light and Prices High at En
gene; Berry Outlook Good.
EUGENE. Or., June 24. (Special.)
Ten cents a pound will be paid In Eu
gene for Royal Anns, Bing and Lambert
cherries this summer, according to an
nouncement of J. W. Shumate, buyer
for the Puyallup and Sumner Fruit
Growers' association, which annually
hips large quantities of cherries and
berries from this valley to the can
nerrles at Puyallup and Sumner. Wash.
Only cents a pound was paid here
for Royal Anns last summer and Bings
nd Lamberts brought a lower price.
Tbe 'crop is not large in this part of
the state, but it Is predicted that grow.
rs will make as much or more from
he crop than they did last year be
cause of the increase in price.
Loganberries will also bring a great
y Increased price-this year, according
o Mr. Shumate.- He announces that
the price will be a .cents a pound, as
gainst cents last year, and black
berries will at least be as high in price.
but the figure has not yet been fixed
for this crop.
Promptness of Borrowers In Western
Tart of Two States in Meeting
Obligations Commended.
CHEHALTR. Wash.. June 24. (Spe
cial.) Delegations from Lewis. Pierce,
Grays Harbor. King, Skagit, Pacific.
Cowllta, Clarke. Thurston and other
counties attended a picnic here today
of the Lewis County Farm Loan league
at Claquato grove. L. G. O'Shea of
Spokane, president of the Federal Land
bank, was the principal speaker. A. D.
Davidson of Spokane, federal appraiser,
also was present.
President O'Shea complimented the
residents of western Washington and
Oregon on the promptness with which
th-y have met their Interest and other
payments. He declared that from the
British Columbia line to the Willam
ette valley the record was a most ex
cellent one. This, he said, was not the
case with some other sections, where
defaults In meeting obligations have
followed poor craps.
The Citizens' club assisted In trans
porting the visitors to the picnic
grounds. A. Anderson of Adna is pres
ident of the Lewis county association,
while K. E. Pier of Forest is secretary.
Tn this rounty alone In the time the
federal loan act has been operative
100.000 tn loans has been placed.
Judre Bean Holds Alien Has No
Vested Right to Be Impaired by
Refusal to Renew License.
With the dismissal by Federal Judge
Bean of the case against Cart D. Shoe
maker, state game warden; Harry
Kitchmlller, R. E. Clanton, Governor
Ben Olcott and members of the fish
and game commlsslor in which con
spiracy, was charged, the right of the
state to deny fishing privileges to
aliens has . been upheld. The action
was thrown out of court Monday on
argument of a motion to dismiss.
The complaint, which was filed by
Charles Olln. an alien, set forth that
members of the game commission had
conspired to obtain the passage of a
law by the last legislature preventing
aliens from fishing along the Colum
bia.' The plaintiff set forth that
through operation, of the law he had
been deprived of his rights.
.In di: missing the action. Judge Bean
held that the court would not look to
the influences that may have been used
to bring about ita passage, but would
consider, rather, the val'dity of the
measure. The law was held to be valid,
unless further showing as to Its In
validity is made, and even though such
a ruling might be in error, the court
ruled the plaintiff .had no cause for
complaint, for. being an alien, no vest
ed right had been impaired by th pass
age of the law in question.
A license to take fish, the court held.
Is a privilege granted by the state, and
the holder has no claim for a renewal
of a license previously Issued.
Major-General Johnston Predicts
Physical, Mental and ' Moral
Benefits for Recruits.
Recruiting parties la the Portland
district, which includes the state of
Oregon and southwest Washington, are
In receipt of a wersonal letter from
Major-General William H. Johnston,
camp commander at Camp Lewis. In
whuh he enjoins recruiting partfes to
et.- young meq as pje'aiblq
Veterans of Old Cowboy Troop to Be
Welcomed ITorae.
PENDLETON. Or., June 24. (Spe
cial.) Thirty-eipht members' of the
14Sth field artillery, who were mem
bers of Pendleton's old troop D, the
cowboy cavalry organization, will ar
rive here some time tomorrow after
noon, according to word received from
their commanding officer. First Lieu
tenant Eugene P. Walters. Word has
been sent .that, if possible, a stop here
would be appreciated in order that a
demonstration might be given the men.
Plans are being made for a' big re
ception to Pendleton's veterans. It had
been reported previously that the men
would be discharged in Wyoming, and
It was expected that they would re
turn in small groups so that a demon
stration would be impossible.
The city will also join in the demon
stration at Walla Walla for the re
turning members of the 146th field ar
tillery, expected there Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON. June 24. Without a
record vote, the senate tonight adopted
committee amendments to the army ap
propriation bin providing for an aver
age army of 400,000 men for the year
Beginning July l. The bill as passed by
the house provided for an army of
300.000 and Secretary Baker had recom
merfded that the total be placed at
ous.uuv orncers and men.
The senate adopted an amendment
offered by Senator France, reoublican,
of Maryland, limiting the salary of C
w. nare. director- of sales and In
charge' of disposal of surplus war ma
terial. to $12,900. Mr. Hare now is be
ing paid at the rate of 125.000 a year.
uunnsr the discussion Senators Me
Kellar, democrat, of Tennessee, and
Reed criticised the manner in which
war materials were being disDOSed of
by the government and especially the
surplus supply of meats, estimated to
De worth $65,000,000.
Packers Declared Favored.
Senator McKellar called attention to
a newspaper item which said all bids
for this meat had been Tejected be
cause they were too low and charged
that the packers were being especially
favored by the war department in the
disposal of . this meat. He asserted
that Mr. Hare "Is the only man in the
United States that can be found who
says this meat must not be sold so
that the people can get the benefit,
but that it must be put on the market
so that only the packers can get it.
Chairman W&dsworth asserted that
if this meat were sold in smaller quan
titles or If the government were com
pelled to open stores for the purpose
of retailing it, a much larger appropri
ation would be required.
He said that applications for bids
had been sent to 40,000 retail dealers
and others by the war department.
I cannot see," he added, "that any
body is criminally negligent in this
matter. "
Airplane Sale Criticised.
Senator Reed criticised the sale of
(20.000,000 worth of airplanes for
12,000,000 by the war department, and
said he thought some explanation of
this matter should be made.
The senate also accepted the com
mittee amendment authorizing the war
department to turn over to the Red
Cross medical and hospital supplies
not needed by the American expedi
tionary forces, for relief work in
Europe. - , ',
WASHINGTON, June 24. The old
purchasing system of the army was
cumbersome and inefficient, and the
war made necessary a reorganization
and centralization, Brigadier-General
Lord, director of finance, told the spe
cial house committee investigating war
department expenditures. . Bureaus bid
against each other for supplies, he said,
forcing up prices, and there was simi
lar duplication as to disbursements, re
sulting in confusion and added expense.
After General Lord had testified that
army officials had not had complete
charge at all times of awarding con
tracts. Chairman Campbell announced
that "if the committee desired to get at
all the facts it might be found neces
sary to call more witnesses than was
originally intended."
Claim Record Is Demanded.
There were indications that officials
of the war industries board and the
council of national defense might be
Records of claims made by the Pack
ard and Ford motor companies in set
tlement of contracts with the war dee
partment were requested of General
Lord by the committee upon the sug
gestion of Representative Bland, re
publican. Indiana. Mr. Bland did not ex
plain why he desired the records pro-
WASHINGTON. June 24. Without a
record vote the senate today approved
committee amendment to the annual
army appropriation bill authorizing the
war department to proceed witn tne
purchase of camp sites, negotiations
for which are pending.
The house specifically prohibited
these transactions in passing the bill
and stormy debate preceded senate
Camp Purchase Denounced.
By a vote of 33 to 20, the senate
restored a provision stricken out in
committee to prevent use of stopwatches-
or. similar time-measuring de
vices in work done under contract for
the war department.
In discussing the purchase of camp
Benning, Ua. Senator Lenroot. republi
can, Wisconsin, renewed his charge
that Secretary Baker had been guilty of
a breach of faith.
"The secretary of war," the senator
said, "had no more moral right to take
these millions of government money to
purchase this land than I would have
the right to steal so much money from
my neighbor. No one dreamed that
there would be any such violation of
trust as to use money appropriated for
war purposes to buy land for a peace
programme to which congress never
had given approval."
. Smith Defends Secretary.
Senator Smith, democrat, Georgia, de
fended Secretary Baker's action, de
claring Mr. Lenroot's attack "utterly
inexcusable." Senators Owens, demo
oral, Oklahoma, and New, republican,
Indiana, also criticised the secretary.
Committee amendments, retaining
during the coming fiscal year tbe pres
ent organization of the war department,
were accepted by the senate.
Upon a point of order raised by Sena
tor McKellar, democrat, of Tennessee,
who claimed it was general legislation
inserted in an appropriation bill in vio
lation of the rules, the committee
amendment recommended by Secretary
Baker authorizing the president to ap
point a committee to represent this
country at a'meetlng of the international
aircraft standards commission in Paris
this month was eliminated. The amend
ment also would have authorised the
payment by the United States of a
proportionate share of the expense for
the maintenance of a permanent office
of the commission in Paris. -
Last Times
Charles Ray
"The Busher"
With the Funniest of Mack Sennett's Comedies, Entitled
"No Mother to Guide Him," with Cock-Eyed Ben Turpin and
the Gang That Made
Laughing Catching, Infectious
and Contagious.
ROBLV grigsby mat be near
Portland Woman Enters Disappear
ance Case With Account of Plot
to Keep Girl. .
Has 14-year-old Robin Grigsby been
spirited away to a farm in southern
Oregon by the woman in whose keeping
she was placed by the juvenile court?
That this was the threat made by
Miss Mabel Walters of 1250 East
Twelfth street. North, custodian of the
girl, if the mother attempted to get
the child, is the assertion of Attorney
A. B. Carter, based on a conversation
with Mrs. May Wournell of 611 Petty
grove street, wno promised the attor
ney she would sign an affidavit in
substantiation of the statements she
Mrs. Wournell declared that Miss
Walter told her she was keeping the
Grigsby girl and a boy of about th
same age who had been sent to her by
juvenile authorities so that, when they
grew older, they could support her by
working in a factory, said Carter.
"In my presence," said Clark. "Mrs.
Wournell eaid that last fall she had
left her own daughter with Miss Wal
ter on recommendation of the' juvenile
court because she was employed and
could not care for her at home for
short time. She said she took the girl
away when, she found . her daughter
was not receiving enough to eat. Be
fore this, however, Mrs. Wournell de
clared she had held -several conversa
tions with Miss Walter, in the course
of which Miss Walter had said that
there were two children there she in
tended to keep until they were old
enough to work for her, one being
Robin Grigsby and the other a boy
named Powers.
'Mrs. Wournell further declared that
Miss -Walter had boasted, that - if the
courts or parents endeavored to force
her to give op the children' she would
send them to the country where they
could not be found. A place mentioned
by her was a farm near Grants Pass,
concerning which I am making in
quiries through the authorities."
The mother or the missing girl wss
deprived of her daughter about a year
ago by. the' juvenile court, but Judge
Campbell of Oregon City, who granted
her a divorce from her husband three
months ago, reopened the case to per
mit a modification of the divorce de
cree and awarded- the' custody of the
girl to Mrs. B..F. Truax of Washington,
a wealthy aunt. No attempt was made
to claim tbe youngster until after the
close of the school term.- Then she dis
appeared. This was 10 days ago and
all that has been heard from her has
been a letter, postmarked "Eugene,"
saying in her childish scrawl that she
is well cared for and happy. ,
Day Passes Wlith No Mention of
Treaty In Senate.
WASHINGTON, June 24. There was
temporary lull today in the league
of nations debate, which has been al
most continuous since the new senate
convened. It was the first time in
more than'a month that an entire day's
session passed without mention of the
peace treaty.
The senate aia not taae up tne
amendment presented by Senator Fall,
republican, of New Mexico, and fa
vored by many league -opponents, to
declare the war at an end.
When the amendment finally is
reached the prospect is that it will be
ruled out of order after It has lur-
nlshed the vehicle for a debate on its
propriety. In the event it Is thus re
Wood CInb to Be Permanent.
SEATTLE. Wash., June 24. Perma
nent organization of the Seattle Leonard
Wood for President club is to be ef
fected t a meeting Friday, called by
the temporary president. Orvis Gladden.
Officers and dn executive committee
will be named, and as Seattle probably
will be state "headquarters for the Wood
movement, plana for the state cam
paign doubtless will be discussed-
A Vnnnnat nf th Knrnr.
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give you a world of comfort
and style..
Straws and Panamas
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jected Senator Fall Is expected to try
fdr action later on the Joint resolution
he introduced yesterday embodying a
similar peace declaration.
There were indications tonight mat
the foreign relations committee mat'
not take up the measure as had been
expected tomorrow.
Dormitory Plans Changed.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 24. Because
none of the bids for construction of a
new women's dormitory at the Cheney
Normal school provided for concrete
construction within the limit set by the
state board of control, it is probable
that the building will be built of brick,
it was said here today by Julius Zlttel,
state architect. A local contractor sub
mitted a bid of $86,481 for brick con
struction. The appropriation provides
for $100,000.
Soldiers to Be Guests.
MARSHFIELD, Or., June 24. (Spe
cial.) The new dancehall erected by
the volunteer firemen has been dedi
cated and pronounced an excellent ad
dition to the amusement places of the
city. The hall has a floor 6pace 80x80
feet, without obstructions. The Victors'
ball, for returned sailors and soldiers.
will be given in the
July S to inaugurate
July festivities.
the Fourth of
T. P. Sbonts May Recover.
NEW YORK, June 24. An improve
ment was shown today In the condition
of Theodore P. Shonta, president of the
Inter-Borough Rapid Transit company,
who underwent a major operation Sun
day night. Hope Is now held out for
his recovery.
S. &. H. green stamps for cash.
Holman Fuel Co.. Main 353, A 3363.
Block wood, short slabwood; Roclc
firemen's hall Springs and Utah coal: sawdust. Adv.
f f? " - ' " .vij' "eN.
w f .. y Maffc'il '. ' a.
Circumstance, the big director, had made this
girl a "movie bug." You think you know all
. about the "movies" -but see this and learn a
few more things.
Elmo the Mighty
Elmo springs surprises in this session fast as the
"rat-a-tat" of a Browning automatic
A Mutt and Jeff Cartoon
Today and until Friday midnight.
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