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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, THURSDAT, AUGUST 7, 1919.
STATE PHONE RATE
Restoration of Tariff in Effect
Prior to Jury 29 Purpose.
HEARING TO BE AUGUST 27
Public Service Commission Kxpects
to Meet Representatives From
All Oregon' Towns.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 6. (Special.) In
vestigation of the telephone rates now
In effect in Oregon, with a view of re
scinding the so-called Burleson sched
ule and restoring the tariff effective
prior to midnight. July 29, has been
ordered by the Oreeron public service
commission, to be held in the court
house at Portland on Wednesday, Au
gust 27. at 10 o'clock A. M. All per
sons interested in the telephone con
troversy will be heard at that time.
The order of the commission calling a
public hearing follows:
"Whereas. At 12 o'clock midnight on
July 31, possession of the facilities and
property of the Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph company was assumed by the
United States government pursuant to
a joint resolution of congress of the
65th congress, and by proclamation
dated July 22. 1918. the president of
the United States directed that the
supervision, possession, control and
operation of the properties should be
exercised by and through the postmaster-general,
Albert fc. Burleson, and
Jurisdiction In ( hanged.
"Whereas, by act of congress signed
by the president on July 11. 1919, the
possession, control and supervision of
the facilities and property of the Pa
cific Telephone & Telegraph company
were released from federal control, and
thereupon became subject to the juris
diction of this commission under the
public utility act on and after midnight
of July 31, 1919, which said act further
provides that existing toll and ex
change telephone rates fixed by the
postmaster-general on or prior to June
6. 1919, should continue in force for a
period not to exceed four months from
and after July 30, 1919. unless sooner
modified or changed by the proper state
regulatory bodies; and
"Whereas, the Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph company has filed with the
public service commission of Oregon
a schedule of rates designated P. S. C.
Or. Xo. 3, covering the local telephone
exchange service throughout the state
of Oregon, which are attempted to be
put into effect and collected, and which
said rates are an increase in certain
particulars and instances over the
rates fixed by this commission in its
order No. 499, dated May 1, 1919; and
Investigation 1 Ordered.
'Whereas, this commission believes
that sufficient grounds exist to war
rant nearing Deing neld as to the le
gality and reasonableness of the rates
contained in said schedule O. S. C.
"Now, therefore, it is hereby ordered
that an investigation be and hereby is
instituted on the commission's own mo
tion into the legality and reasonable
ness of all rates and charges, rules and
regulations, of the Pacific Telephone
& Telegraph company for exchange
telephone service rendered entirely
within the state of Oregon, and that
- a hearing in this matter be had before
th peblic service commission of Ore
gon at its offices at 252 Courthouse.
Portland, on Wednesday. August 27,
1919, at 10 o'clock A. M., at which time
and place all interested parties may ap
pear and be heard."
Order Subject to Chio&e,
The commission made it
Tomlinson. "should either produce the
postmaster general's order authoriz-
: ... . . ....... rafliral
increases or should franKly admit there
no such order. There is but one
soKrce from which the company could
havfe obtained lawful authority or advancing-
rates and that is from the
postmaster general prior to June 5,
1919- It would be a very- simple matter
to produce the order if there is any
such order in existence.
"It cannot be questioned that the
people have a right to know the au
thority upon which this utility at
tempts to make this increase and in
view of the persistent disinclination on
the part of the company to be frank
and fair with the public, it would seem
that the telephone users are amply
justified in refusing to pay the pro
posed new rates until their lawfulness
has been established."
Following announcement of the In
crease in telephone rates in Oregon,
effective July 29. the city council re
quested local officials of the company
to furnish a copy of the order from
the postmaster general authorizing the
increases. W. J. Phillips, division
superintendent of thj company, replied
to this request by saying that the
local officials did not have copies of
the order and that the request had been
forwarded to the telephone administra
tion through regular channels.
ITALIAN HATRED FOR
U. S. Attitude Toward Fiume
Disappoints, Says Officer.
BIG TRADE FUTURE SEEN
SHOE PROFITEERING FOUND
Excess Margins Held Collected
All Parties Laws to Protect
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. The high of
shoes was declared, to be due to ex
cessive profits taken by every factor
in shoe production in a report by the
federal trade commission to congress
and made public today. The packers
were charged with having begun the
pyramiding of shoe prices by an un
warranted increase in the price of
hides, the supply of which they were
said to control. On top of this the tan
ners have taken "exceptional profits,"
while the shoe manufacturers have de
manded an "unusual margin," and the
retailers have charged prices that are
The commission's report covers the
four-year period from 1914 to 1918.
To show that the packers have made
unwarranted increases in the price of
"packer" hides, the report pointed out
that the price differential between their
hides and "country" hides hides of
lower grade has increased 4far beyond
the usual proportion.
"Some relief from the intolerable
prices paid by consumers for shoes may
be had. the commission said, by:
"1. A rig-id enforcement of the laws
against monopolistic control of com
"2. Legislation forbidding producers
of hides from engaging in the tanning
"3. The adoption of a devise in the
distribution of shoes that will acquaint
the consumer with the selling prices
of the manufacturer.
While noting that, because of - in
creases in the cost of materials during
the war period, "prices were bound to
advance considerably even though no
large profits were obtained," the com
mission said. Leather manufacturers,
shoe manufacturers and retail shoe
merchants all made "unprecedented
MILWAUKIE BOY DROWNS
Roy Appleby, Coxwain in
ORKGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Aug. 6. Roy Appleby of Mil
waukee, coxswain of the United States
navy, attached to the Minnesota,
drowned Puly 29, when he was struck
bv a coalintr bucket and knocked over-
plain that ' board, according to an announcement of
order was subject to change the navy department today. His mother
Lieutenant Robertson, Assistant to
Attache in Rome, Thinks America
Slow in Sending Supplies Abroad.
"Italy needs food; Italy needs cloth
ing, but she is getting little response
from the United States to her appeals
for these commodities," said Lieutenant
Charles A. Rooertson, who has re
turned from Rome where he has been
stationed for more than a year as as
sistant to the military attache of the
American embassy. "President vv H-
son's attitude is having the effect of
aligning Italy again with Germany af
ter her association with that country
had been severed. His stand on the
Fiume question, especially, has dis
pleased the Italians who feel deeply
the injustice of the peace conference
decision in this respect.
Mr. Robertson, formerly an attorney
of Portland, is visiting with hif! par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Robertson,
1329 Sandy boulevard, prior to going
to New York to locate. He recently
made a report to the army intelligence
bureau in Washington, based upon
conditions as he observed hem.
Balkan Mandatory Held Ned.
The establishment of a mandatory
for the Balkan states, Mr. Robertson
believes, will be necessary ultimately,
as already the various states are fight
ing among themselves, and do not in
tend to maintain peaceful relations.
While not presuming to solve the vex
ing question that has given nations of
the world much concern, Mr. Robert
son yesterday expressed the belief that
a mandatory offers the most satisfac
That the strength of the American
army in Italy when the armistice was
signed was a disappointing surprise to
Italians generally, Mr. Robertson said,
is proved by a perusal of Italian papers
of that date. One long regiment con
stituted the American strength in Italy,
and on this regiment was bolstered the
great Italian morale which enabled her
valiant army to put to rout her en
emies. Army Ilnappoiiita Italians.
This American regiment, he said,
never was engaged in battle and suf
fered one casualty due to the acci
dental discharge of a rifle. The Italian
people had been led to believe that a
great American force was in their midst
and the announcement of the real
strength upon signing of the armistic
was a keen disappointment.
Possibilities of trade between Amer
ica and Italy are stupendous, said Mr.
Robertson, who saw the need of that
country for raw materials and who
learned Italy's desire to trade with this
country direct rather than through
England and France. Oregon products,
such as grain, lumber, wool, flour and
caned goods, may find their way direct
: onto Italian markets, provided judg
ment is exercisd in handling diplomatic
issues. At present there is a strong
feeling in Italy against what ts termed
a one-man diplomacy, and people there
express confidence that the American
rank and file will not stand behind the
president for any length of time in sup
port of his Italian attitude, he said.
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without notice, although the confer
ence probably will be held as scheduled.
Members of the commission yesterday
held a conference with attaches of the
attorney-sreneral's office, and it is be
lieved here that they have received
sufficient assurance of jurisdiction in
regulating telephone rates as to war
rant a thorough investigation of the
issue. Because the increased rates af
fect practically every town and city
rn, the state, it is the opinion of the
commissioners that many sections of
Oregon will be represented.
Should the commission find itself
elothed with jurisdiction to rescind the
eo called Burleson schedule of rates,
the tariff in effect prior to July 29
lrobably will be restored. This sched
ule was granted by the commission
last May, and authorizes an increase
not to exceed 25 per cent of that grant
- ed by the postmaster-general.
PHOE SCUEDCLES RECEIVED
BorVesmi Order for Rate Increase,
Bewever, Not Included.
Scred,ues of the increased rates ef
fced by te Pacific Telephone & Tele--riph
company in the city of Portland
a July 29 were received late yester
day by Mayor Baker from Senators
Ch.mberlain and McNary. Copies of
Che orders issued by the post mast er
grneral, if any were issued, were not
included and iti s probable that another
message will be sent today requesting
that copies of orders or authorization
of the schedule be sent to the city offi
The copy of schedule rates received
yesterday bears no indication of the
time when it was authorized by the
ftorrnaster-general, other than the fol
lowing notation at the top of the sched
ule sheet, station development as of
June 30, 1918.' The schedule also refers
to the rates as 'proposed rates applica
ble to all exchanges listed hereunder."
The rate quoted for one-party wall
business telephones is $8.50 per month;
one-party desk business, $8.75; two
pifrty wall business, J 7 per month, and
two-party desk business, $7.25 per
n?Sith. . The schcedule also cites $3.75
ftr one-party wall residence telephone;
$4 per month for one-party desk resi
dence telephone; $3 for twoparty resi
dence wall telephone; $3.25 for two
party desk residence telephone; $2.50
it four-party wall residence telephone.
ami $2.75 for four-party desk telephone.
Measured service for one-party busi
ness service is quoted at a rate "of $6.50
fur 130 calls per month and 4 cents for
eTi additional call. The rate for coin
boxes is 5 cents for all calls, with a
gimi-vntee of three calls per day.
The schedule also cites the rates
which were in effect prior to May 1,
19W, when the public service commis
sion increased rales following a hear
The information which was received
yxerdny did not satisfy City Attorney
ijiRoche or Assistant City Attorney
Torniinson. who are haudling the tele
phone situation for the city. Both offi
cials said that in their opinion the
schedule submitted by the postmaster
f.'eneral's office had no meaning and
.could not in any way be construed as a
opy of an order or authorization by
Unless officials of the Paeific ele
rtne & Telegraph company produce
authority for the recent advance in
telephone rates within the state of
Oregon, telephone users are justified
in refusing to pay the add it ional
ergea, according to Attorney Tomlin
acrn in an interview yesterday.
telephone company,' said .Mr.
is Ella Appleby of Milwaukee.
Captain Albert K. Wood, engineers,
was today ordered relieved from duty
at Camp Lewis, Wash., and ordered to
proceed to this city at once to become
assistant to the chief of the construc
tion division of the army. Colonel Clar
ence E. Lentler was today detailed to
duty as inspector instructor of the na
tional guard of Oregon with station at
Portland. He is ordered to report to
the governor of Oregon immediately on
his arrival at Portland.
Oregon and Washington troops have
sailed from overseas recently as fol
lows: Evacuation hospital No. 16, one
officer and 51 men, sailing on the 1m
perator from Brest "for New York last
Sunday; 6th corps, military police, 33
men, on the same ship. All of these men
will go to Camp Lewis for demobiliza
tion. Representative Hawley's bill to re
lieve mining claimants of this year's
assessment work was favorably report
ed today by the senate committee on
mines and mining.
MILK CONDENSERY GROWS
Solo Concern to Enlarge Plant to
Care for Increased Trade.
ALBANY, Or.. Aug. 6. (Special.)
Another story and an addition will be
built on to the Scio milk condensery
building this fall to enable th ecompany
to handle its growing trade. Eight
trucks are delivering 24,000 pounds of
milk each day to th econdensery.
Expensive testing equipment has
been added to the plant and a new of
fice built. The company is furnish
ing a big consignment to the govern
ment for army camps in the west, and
will be ready to ship within a few days.
The milk trucks are covering the
country within a radius of 28 miles of
Scio. They cover a territory as far as
Sweet Home and rivalry for the milk of
Linn county between the Scio condens
ery and the Jordan cheese factory is
Cook to Fly in Eugene.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 6. (Special.)
Lieutenant Cook, in charge of a local
airplane operating on a commercial ba
sis, left in his craft early today for
Eugene, where he will remain until
late in the week. On his last visit to the
Lane county city Lieutenant Cook was
kept busy all day and evening taking
people of that vicinity on tours of the
Heirs Combine to Pay Debt.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 6. (Special.) The
heirs of William A. Reynolds, who died
recently in ouvenoii, nave pooiea xneir
interests and agreed to pay off all the
indebtedness of the estate rather than
sell his holdings in the Silverton Lum
ber company at forced sale. Mr. Rey
nold's share in the lumber concern is
said to aggregate about $49,000.
MARKET CLEANUP URGED
Screening of Fruit and Vegetables
Is Suggested by Inspector.
Unsanitary conditions in the public
market and in private markets in the
downtown section are charged in a let
ter to Mayor Baker from H. W. Van
Hovenberg, a sanitary inspector. The
letter was referred immediately to City
Commissioner Bigelow, who called Mr.
Van Hovenberg in his office for a con
Mr. Van Hovenberg advocated that
all fruit and edibles on display outside
of markets should be screened a a pro
tection from contamination and dis
ease. To determine if such a plan would
be feasible Mr. Bigelow appointed
committee composed of E. Li. Melton,
of the state dairy and food inspector's
office; Gordon Lang, chief sanitary in
spector of the bureau of health: J. A.
Eastman, marketmaster of the public
market, and Mr. Van Hovenberg.
In addition Mr. Bigelow issued an
order to Marketmaster Eastman to sus
pend any market user who fails to keep
rubbish in cans or boxes. Many of the
tall users, it is charged, allow rub
bish to be cast about the street and
sidewalks, making an unsanitary and
LEGION FIGHTS SLACKERS
Clatsop Camp Asks Deportation of
Disloyal Foreign Residents.
ASTORIA. Aug. 6. (Special.) At the
meeting of Clatsop camp, American Le
gion, a movement was started to bring
about the deportation of every foreign
er who proved disloyal to America dur
ing the war. A list or the men from
this county who had canceled their
first citizenship papers in order to
avoid service in the army or navy was
ordered sent to every business house
and manufacturing plant with the re
quest that none of these men be given
employment. The federal authorities
will be asked to deport these slackers.
A communication was ordered sent to
the co-operative Packing company, re
questing that the services of Hennes
Fritjof Huttula be dispensed with im
mediately. Huttula is the man who
was denied citizenship by the local cir
cuit court about two years ago because
he said he would not take up arms in
support of the government.
A Prizma in Natural
Color Showing the Live
Ones and the Wax Ones.
for fun only.
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THE DICTIONARY SAYS:
Strength, Valor, Chastity,
Anything good and honorable.
One Who Sins, An Offender,
Can a Man or Woman Answer to Both Definitions
at the Same Time?
THE ANSWER IS GIVEN IN THIS
POWERFUL DRAMA OF SEARED SOULS.
Coming Sunday CHAS. RAY in "Hayfoot-Strawfoot"
was for 11 months in the air service
and Bruce was in the service 22 months.
He did a great deal of flying in France
Judge Marsters at Salem.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 6. (Special.) R.
W. Marsters. retiring county Judge of
rouglas county, pased a part of today
in Salem conferring with Governor Ol
cott and other state officials.
FIRE FIGHT COSTS $10,000
Two Campers Are Fined for Leaving
YAKIMA, Wash., Aug. 6. (Special.)
Government expenditure in fighting
the forest fire which raged last week
in the valley of Rattlesnake creek
amounted to 110,000, according to E. J.
Fenby of Tacoma, forest supervisor.
Mr. Fenby was here yesterday for
hearings before Justice C. RoV King of
two men charged with leaving unextin
guished camp fires in that region. The
glowing embers of the cam p fires were
found by a forest patrol. As the men
said that they thought the fires had
died out they were assessed the mini
mum fine of J10 each.
S. A K- green stamps for cash.
Holman Fuel Co., Main S53. A 3353.
Blockwood, short slabwood, . Rock
Sprtosa and- Utah coal; sawdust. Adv.
Centralia Red Cross Worker Home.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) After 10 months' service In
France with the Red Cross. Miss Esther
Farlow returned to her home in Cen
tralia Monday. The young woman, a
graduate of the Centralia high school.
was teaching in Bremerton when she I
decided to cast her lot with the Red
Cross. She served successfully as ste
nographer, canteen and research
Hay is being sold In considerable quan
tities for S25 a ton and upward, it is
L. W. Y. Gone; Harvest Help Steady.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Aug. 6.
(Special.) Most of the men sent to the
harvest fields have stayed through the
season, according to Pitt White of the
federal employment bureau. The un
usual condition is attributed to the ab
sence of I. W. W. agitators.
Hay to Be High at Yakima.
YAKIMA, Wash.. Aug. 6. (Special.)
O. S. Gossard of Toppenish, secretary
of the Yakima Haygrowers Association.
said here yesterday that, though the
valley would put out an enormous crop
of hay, the prospects were that a new
record would be established for price.
. The Dalles to Have Lieglon.
THE DALLES, Or., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) Captain E. J. Eivers, state chair
man of the American Legion, will be
here tomorrow to organize a local chap
ter of the American Legion.
Pasco Army Nurse Released.
PASCO. Wash., Aug. 6. Miss Lulu
Hughes arrived in. the city last night
from Whipple barracks, Arizona, where
she was released from active duty as
Itching, Scratching, Skin Diseases
That Burn Like Flames of Fire
Ex-Servlee Flyers Buy Planes.
BOISE. Idaho. Aug. 6. (Special.)
The first airplane service to be estab.
lished in Boise will be inaugurated the
latter part of the week by two Boise
men Grover C. Tyler and Walter W.
Lindsay. Warren Bruce, also of Boise,
bea been engaged, as pilot. Lindsay
Here Is a Sensible Treatment
That Gets Prompt Results.
For real, downright, harrassing dis
comfort, very few disorders can ap
proach so-called skin diseases, such as
Eczema, Tetter, Boils, eruptions, scaly
irritations and similar skin troubles,
notwithstanding the lavish use of
salves, lotions,-washes and other treat
ments applied externally to the irri
No one ever heard of a person being
afflicted with any form of skin dis
eases whose blood was in good condi
tion. Therefore, it is but logical to con
clude that the proper method of treat
ment tor pimples, blotches, sores, boils.
an army nurse, and she ts now visiting
at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. M.
Henderson. Miss Hughes, who formerly
resided In Pasco, entered the service
at Portland and was sent to Camp
Lewis, where she spent some months.
Later she was transferred to Whipple
rough, red and scaly skin is to purify
the blood and remove the tiny germs
of pollution that break through and
manifest their presence on the surface
of the skin.
People in all parts of the country
have written us how they were com
pletely rid of every trace of these dis
orders by the use of S. S. S., the match
less, purely vegetable blood purifier.
S. S. S. goes direct to the center of the
blood supply and strengthens and builds
up the circulation, giving a clear and
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healing1 art of roots, herbs, leaves and
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astringents, laxatives and tonics, all
of which are prepared and offered to
sufferers among the tribe. To such
good, old-fashioned roots and herbs
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
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the world for female ills, owes its suc
cess. For forty-five years it has been
restoring the women of America to
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