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TIIE 3IORXING OREGOMAX, WEDXESDAT, AUGUST 6, 1919.
U. S.AIRPLANES FEED
. DOHFIHES IN FRANCE
PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING $1,000,000 WORTH OF AIRPLANES Wtr 3
WERE BURNED IN FRANCE, INVESTIGATION OF WHICH
IS UNDER WAY IN CONGRESS.
Photographs Show Sections of
Machines on Pyre.
Simultaneous Withdrawal of
Wherever There Is B
Envoys Not Disconnected.
PARTS SAID TO BE GOOD
STEAMER'S SALE IS ISSUE
Music the Best Music
There you will find the Pathephone that marvelously wrought phonograph with the
Sapphire Ball the round jewel which brings out every tone rich, full and as smooth
as its own highly polished surface.
Among Only Battle Planes America
Had Overseas, Says "Witness,
lectures Cost $500,
Purchase of Liner From Germans
After Internment Xot Recognized
by Allies or Vnited States.
ARBEnmnu is near
BREAK WITH BRlTAlNj &
WASHINGTON'. Aug. 5. Six photo
graphs of airplanes piled up at Coiom-bay-les-Bnlles,
France, awaiting to be
burned, wore submitted to a house war
lnveFT israt ins- committee today by Gut
zon Borslum, a. sculptor of Stamford,
'onn.. who said he paid $500 for them
and that microscopic examination con
vinced him that good parts had been
"Thcy were among the only battle
planes the LTnited States had," de
clared Borglum, whose investigation of
aircraft production during the war for
President Wilson resulted in some
thing'of a sensation.
Three other witnesses, Paul L. Lock
wood of Stamford, a former lieutenant
in the army; John McKague of
Brooklyn, and Alfred T. Korar of
Scranton, Pa., identified the photo
graphs and testified they believed good
planes were burned in r ranee.
PRICES CUT ROAD BUILDING
ffon tinu-d From First Pace.)
cloth, the commission "ecided that the
present rbad south of Corvallis wiU do
very well for the present without be
ing paved, anti therefore did not open
the bids to hard surface that stretch
for eight miles.
Knndff Become Inadequate.
So rapidly are costs rising, due to
the increased wages, in turn attributed
to he hijeh cost of living, that original
estimates are bf ing overshadowed,
Philip .Dater, representing the govern
ment, appeared before the commission
and requested that the body go over
all of the projects heretofore agreed
on. Costs have advanced so materially
that he funds at firs available for the
co-operative porgramme cannot cover
the ground. Mr. Dater will take up
to'iay with the commission the various
propects. He intimated yesterday that
curtailmen of some will be necessary
anrl the abandonment of others.
More money is needed on the Flora-
Enterprise project; the Ochnco canyon
project and the Hayes Hm section of
the Grants Pass-Crescent City project.
The commissioners favored supplying
furrher funds for the first two projects,
as thev have been started and are well
under wav: but Chairman Benson, when
Informed that the cost on the Hayes
Hill section will be $73,000 when the
estimate was $63,000, was inclined to
let this improvement wait until next
Borinfr. This is a two-mile job, only
half a mile of which is in the forest
reserve, althouarh the forest service has
agreed to pay half the expense on the
two miles, an unusual concession.
Kncine the bith-cost problem which
Imnerils the Crooked river road and
ihe road from Prineville to Redmond
County Judge N. G. Wallace submitted
a proposition to the highway commis
tiion. This is a 46-mile . project, at an
estimated cost now of $500,000. The
Dlan calls for an 18-foot road through
solid rock; 21 -foot road at other places
and bridges 20 feet wide. By reducing
the width to 12 feet through the rock
to 16 feet at other places, and narrow
ing the bridpp to 18 feet, Judpre Wal-
lare said. S 7 5.000 coulu be saved, on
the Redmond end of the road, 14 miles,
there is a provision for gravel, which
will cost $125,000. The judge suggested
using gravel on only the five wors
miles, which would enable an economy
of SI 00.00 0. so that a total saving
of $175,000 is possible, reducing the
cost of the project to $325,000. Crook
county now has $95,000 available for
this work, and the judge pledged his
county for one-third of the cost, l
these economeis were practiced. The
proposition is under consideration.
In a similar strain was a proposi
tion advanced by Judge Campbell of
Morrow county. The county voted
$390,000 road bond issue, with $125,000
of the sum for the road between Ar
lington and Heppner. It looks now as
thouch the road will cost $30,000 in ex
cess of the estimate. Th-? suggestion
was made that the road be narrowed
from 24 feet, the state standard, to 18
Commissioner ThompMon Objects.
'If you build an lS-fnot road, I'll
never want to go back to Morrow
county," declared Commissione
Thompson, "for they'll hang me. You
must either put in more money or cu
down the length of the road."
Representative Woodson. speak in
for Judge Campbell, replied that th
county cannot raise more than abou
$7000 additional. Mr. Thompson advised
having the banks carry county war
rants for two or three years until
they can be taken up out of the gen
eral fund. The road is o5 miWs from
Heppner to the Gilliam county line.
No action was taken by the commis
sion. Messrs. Woodward, Hartwig and
Flynn, the state board of conciliation,
appeared and requested the commis
sion to urge four road contracting com
panies to submit to arbitration the dis
pute between the roller men and the
contractors. The commission promised
to make a decision, probably today. Mr.
Hartwig explained that the rollermen
want $7 a day straight time, or $S a
day broken time; that the contractors
offer $175 a month, straight time, but
thrt if time is lost the men will be pen
alibed double time. In other words.
II rffil i"'di?rooc a I -,C ".'.J r"d6 t.i -"jr '"V- I
yK JZ Kv
Upper Pile of airplanes at Colombey- leu-Belle, Frnncf, j jt before torch
wait applied. Lower Airplane at Colomley-leM-llelli harninc Officer re
port airplanes in perfeet condition were amasbed and piled up to be burned.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
the men contend that if they lose two
hours, they are set back four hours
and must make up that lost time before
they can catch up to the point of put
ting in overtime.
Arbitration Held Vital.
Mr. Hartwig declared that if the
conservative element is to continue in
control of the labor movement, it will
only be possible by far-visioned busi
ness men co-operating and recogniz
ing the principle of arbitration. Hr.
Woodward spoke in a similar strain,
while Mr. Flynn was kindly disposed
toward the employers, he said, but felt
that they were a bit stubborn on the
matter of arbitration.
Speaking for the four contracting
companies,' A. J. Hill said tne con
tractors guarantee $175 a month to the
rollermen and every contractor has
list of applicants. If they work only
ten days or five days, under the
guarantee, they get their $175 a month.
On the othe hand, continued Mr. Hill,
if there are days when the rollermen
cannot work, owing to weather or
other conditions, when they do return
to the job and have to work an hour
or two over the eight hours he con
tended that they should not be paid
overtime, because the contractors are
paying them for the days they were
idle. If the rollermen put Sn the full
period of working days in the month
and also work overtime, then he said
they will be paid for the overtime.
Trained TCnKlneera Get I.rMM.
"We guarantee these rollermen $175
month," concluded the speaker, "and
have all the applicants we can use.
Compare them with your engineers,
who put in half their life in college,
then work from ten to 15 hours a day
and get paid $150 a month. The state
highway commission should be con
cerned only in seeing that the road
work is done according to specifica
tions and at the price fixed."
.'o bids were received yesterday for
rocking the Forest Grove-Gaston road.
and Representative Graham of Wash
ington county wants the slate to sup
ply equipment so the county can do it
by force account. A decision on this
was promised today. Representative W.
B. Dennis of Yamhill county urged that
the present road from Yamhill toward
McMinnville be selected instead of a
new road. Most of the local traffic
would be served by the present road,
which i3 good and ready for paving
now. The proposed new road would
cost the county about $15,000 more than
the present road and the cost to the
stat for old or new road would be
Legislative Purpose Asked.
This caused Commissioner Thompson
to ask Mr. Dennis what the legislature
had in mind relative to roads; whether
the legislature wanted roads built
through the state to adjoining states
or favored local conditions. Mr. Dennis,
who was chairman of the road com
mittee in the house of representatives,
said he had positive views on the sub
ject, that the legislature had in mind
tying together centers of population
and that through tourist travel was a
secondary consideration. Representa
tive Graham- added that tl intention
of the legislature was that the money
be used for improvement of roads of
most commercial value to the state.
Judge Miller of Deschutes county ap
peared and disappeared quickly. The
commission had ordetred that when the
survev crew finished between Bend
and the Jefferson county line it should
then work through Jefferson county on
The Dalles-California highway. Jeffer
son county having its 1U0,(JU0 ready.
Some one in Deschutes county switched
the surveyors over on the Sisters sec
tion, presumably on the belief tnat it
this section were surveyed the com
mission would forgive the trick and
proceed to improve the histers section.
Commissioner Thompson, who looks
after that territory, displayed his dis
pleasure at the scheme and announced
that while the surveyors may as well
finish on the Sisters section, nothing
will be done there by the commission,
for the surveyors will next be sent to
Jefferson county and Jefferson county
work will be proceeded with. The only
result of the trick has been tne delay
ing of the improvement of The Dalies-
California highway in Jefferson. ,
The commission sold Jl.uoo.uuo ot
per cent bonds of the $10,000,000 issue
veeterday to a group ot dealers com
posed of Carstens S: Kane. Beanie; v .
rt. Common. Bankers Trust company
of New York, and the Northern Trust
company of Chicago. The sale price
was $:!1.500 for the issue. This is
good price, but the commissioners are
of th opinion an even better price
wculd have been received but for the
stork market disturbances caused oy
the threatened strike on the railroads
of the country.
This morning contracts for road work
'.ill be awarded.
PARIS FOOD PRICES COT
PLAX BISCOVEUED TO FORCE
DEALERS TO LOWER RATES.
Committees Visit Stores Every Day
and Ask Proprietors What
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
li&bed by arrangement.)
PARIS, Aug. 5. (Special Cable.)
Such striking success in reducing the
cost of food has attended the efforts of
the Montmar(tre consumers league that
similar bodies are being formed in
other parts of Paris. The leagues are
to watch prices and without violence
seek to have overcharging stopped.
Special committees will make the
rounds among dealers and providers
every day. On the first round of the
Mont mart re committee nearly every
dealer visited lowered prices. Some did
not even wait for the committee, but
put down rates as soon as they heard
it was coming.
A few tried to make the excuse that
they had to buy foodstuffs at higher
prices than their competitors. They
were told to be more careful in their
So far the only complaints have come
from restaurant proprietors, who say
their patrons object to eating Ameri
can buffalo meat supplied to them in
stead of frozen beef, and at the same
price as fresh meat.
BUENOS AIRES. Monday, Aug. 4.
Diplomatic relaticns between Great
Britain and Argentina as a result of
the purchase by Argentina of the Ger
man steamship Bahia Blanca are deli
cate, according to La Nacion. In to
morrow's edition the newspaper will
Regarding rumors which from the
beginning have been founded on more
than supposition, we have received
versions, the gravity of which are self
evident and according to which the re
turn to London of Sir Reginald Tower,
British minister to Argentina, and the
departure of Francisco Alvarez de To
ledo, Argentine minister to England,
from London are not disconnected. On
the contrary, it appears the retirement
of both ministers is treaceable to the
purchase by Argentina of the steamer
Bahia Blanca from the Germans, which
purchase the British government re
fused to recognize."
Another newspaper. Las Noticias,
The occasion for the present situa
tion is the refusal of the British gov
ernment to recognize the purchase of
Bahia Blanca, but the real cause un
derlying the crisis Is the Argentine
government's hostile attitude toward
British capital invested in Argentina."
Sir Reginald Tower, British minister
to Argentina, denies rumors relative to
his return to London, which is said to
Indicate imminence of a rupture of re
lations between Great Britain and this
country. He declares he is going to
Lrondon merely for a rest.
When the great war broke out the
Bahia Blanca, a ship owned by the
Hamburg American Steamship com
pany, was interned in the harbor of
Buenos Aires to prevent her capture by
allied warships. In June, 1918, it was
announced at Buenos Aires that the
ship had been leased by Argentina.
Later it was learned the ship had been
bought by the Argentine government.
The ship, however, never went to sea,
because the allies and the United
States refysed to recognize the transfer
of her flag.
PIE GOES UP IN CHICAGO
Cost or Labor and Materials Neces
sitates Lift, Say Bakers.
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. Chicago manu
facturers of pies increased the price of
their product to retailers today 3 to 5
cents. The price of what is known in
the trade as special pies was raised
from 30 to 33 cents, while the price of
extra special pies, which are made from
fresh f ru its, was increased from 35 to
40 cents each.
Pie bakers declare that the high cost
of labor, fruits and other materials
made it necessary to increase the price.
Many restaurant keepers increased
the price of pie to their patrons, while
others served smaller portions.
MARKET GOES TO PIECES
POSSIBILITY OF GOVERNMENT
ACTION AFFECTS STREET.
GAS VICTIMS NUMBER 756
Average Ape of Men So Killed in
War Reported 2 3 Years.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. Seven hun
dred and fifty-six of the American sol
diers killed in action were victims of
gas, according to an announcement to
day by the war department.
The average age of all the men killed
was 23 years. The total missing in
action on July 31 was 241.
Corn Drops to 32 Cents Lower Than
at Beginning of Attack on High
Prices One Week Ago.
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. Efforts to an
ticipate the results of any quick switch
in the United States government's pol
icy as to the disposal of the 1919 do
mestic crop of wheat knocked the bot
tom out of values today on the board
of trade. Downward plunges in the
price of the chief trading commodity
corn did not stop until the market
was 32 cents a bushel lower than when
the campaign against the high cost of
living began a week ago.
It was not until there remained open
only a single hour of business activity
before the time set for a conference be
tween President Wilson and Kederal
Wheat Director Julius Barnes that the
grain and provision trade appeared to
give serious credence to reports that
have been circulating for days that the
government would make a radical cut
in the price of wheat to consumers.
The most definite of these reports
was that millers would get . wheat
from the government 50 cents a bushel
cheaper than the government had guar
anteed growers. This, it was said,
would make flour less expensive than
at present by J2 a barreL
RADIO STATION IN FAVOR
Navy Department Wants Structure
at Mouth of Columbia.
OREGON! AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Aug. 5. The navy department
is very favorable to the construction of
a high-power radio station at the
mouth of the Columbia river on the
Oregon side. Admiral Bullard told
Senator McNary today. He paid the
in ight lessons ladies
$2.t0. centlemen Zo.OC
at DeHoney's Beautiful
Academy 23d and Wash
ington, e w summer
classes start Monday,
luesday and lhursday
evenings, 8 to 11:30.
Plenty of desirable part
nerp and practice. No
ledsons all hours. Learn
dancers. Phone Main
. tt. Adv.
DWt.Woi HURAY A TEA U,
PRINCE SAILS FOR CANADA
Royal Briton Leaves London in Uni
form of Naval Captain.
LONDON. April 5. In the uniform of a
naval captain, the prince of Wales left
London this morning for Portsmouth to
board the cruiser Renown, which will
sail for Canada tonight.
Kins George. Queen Mary and other
members of the royal family accom
panted the prince on his special train.
S &- ll Kreen stamcs for cash
Holman Fuel Co.. Mara S5Z. A. JJ
Blockwood. short slabwood. -Roclc
Spring! and Utah coal; sawdust. Adv.
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V V UU o
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hieh quality gasoline
through and through.
You can rely on it for
full power and Ions
"Red Crown U
straight -distilled, all
refinery gasoline with
the full and continu
ous chain of boiling
points necessary for
easy starting, quick
and smooth accelera
tion, dependable pow
er and long mileage.
Look for the Red
Crown sign before you
Standard Oil Cempilr
on your phonograph means that your dealer has sold you an instrument as perfect
as human genius and technical skill has thus far produced. It means that you will
enjoy music exquisitely played, because there is built-in-goodness in every line and
curve of the Pathe.
epartment prefers a radio system to
he trans- Pacific cable which is pro
vided for in a bill introduced in the
senate by Senator Jones of Washing
ton, and will make its wishes known at
the proper time.
He said, however, that so many other
matters of importance are under con
sideration at this time that any pro
posed radio extensions will have to
A Score of Models
Are yours to select from. Here are two. The first illustration
shows Model 7, which retails at $100. The lower illustration
glimpses one of the splendid art models which sell for $225.
Others range from $32 in price.
Call on your nearest Tathe
dealer. Let him play Pathe
Records on the Pathephone
and we know you will en
Joy every moment. P a t he
records retail at S3 crnt
and are guaranteed to play
1000 times if played on the
lit fMt' BB "MW
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SELLER & CO.-d
62 Fifth St., Portland, Or.
SOK KIlliLliKlT DKILKH. TEKR1TOR1 OPBS
lealers If there Is nut m Pathe dealer la ynnr town, write
us or call on or Immediately for our proposition.
Spruce Committee to Start West.
OREGONIANNEWS BUREAU, Wash-
ngrton, Aug. 6. Final plans were made
today for the subcommittee of the
house investigating- spruce production
to leave here Monday for the Pacific
coast. The committee will spend about
10 days at Seattle and then go to Port
land, where It is expected a longer time
will be required to complete the inquiry.
BIG BULB SALE EFFECTED
Deal Will Clear Debts of Nursery in
EUREKA, Cal., Aug:. B- Th sale of
1.500.000 bulbs at a gross estimate of
$44,000 has been reported by the re
ceiver of the Charles Willis Ward
nursery properties at McKinleyville and
Kden, near here. The sa.le indicates
that the properties will pay their in
debtedness within a year, the receiver
said. ' '
Sale of the bulbs has been aided
through the discontinuance of bulb
shipments from Holland, the receiver
A suit brought by Ward, who is 62
years of age, against Mrs. Alice Wilson
of San Francisco for an alleged illegal
operation on her daughter. Miss Alice
Wilson. Ward's "contract wife." was
dismissed In the San Francisco police
courts Saturday. Ward is facing a
grand jury investigation there on the
charge of falsely accusing Mrs. Wilson.
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