6 THE MOnXING OKEGONTAN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1919. HIGHWAY WORK "ID BE DONE PIECEMEAL Projects to Be Completed 5 Instead of 2 Years. in DISPUTED ROUTES SETTLED Klamath Falls AVork Will Be Put ITp First and Trucks Are to Be Xent to All Counties. STATE HIGH WAV COMMISSION'S !D01.GS. Awarded road contracts acrgre- gating $831,930. representing $319.605 for 17.9 miles of paving; T $400,362 for 45.9 miles grading I and macadam; $31,963 for bridges. I Decided government co-opera- tlve programme can be retained f by extending over five-year pe J riod. I Projects to be rushed from 4 Klamath Falls to Dairy, Klamath t Falls to Olene, Lakeview to point near Paisley, Camas to north fork of Coquille. t Located Low pass route in Lane county; new route at ewberg; selected route through Yamhill town; Fourth street at The Lalles, along railroad to old railroad grade for Columbia highway. Decided to lend indefinitely two trucks to every .county. Declined to narrow road in Ochoco canyon. Crook county. By spreading the co-operative pro jects over a period of years, instead of finishing them up in the next twro years, as had been hoped, the state highway commission decided yesterday, in consultation with Mr. Cecil, govern ment representative, that money will be available to carry out the original programme. It was calculated that enough resources will be available for the state to hold up its end, and there is hope that congress will make new appropriations to take care of the government end. Revision of estimates disclosed that more money is needed on all projects than was first supposed. C. H. Pur cell explained to the commissioners that estimates had been guesses, and That only recently had the surveys been completed and official estimates made. For instance, he explained, be cause originally suggested that the Mount Hood loop could be built for $514,000, whereas when the govern ment completed the suryey and es timate recently it disclosed thatit will cost $900,000. It will be 1922 before htis loop is finished. The entire co operative programme will require a longer period than anticipated to allow time for revenues to come in. Klamath Work to Be Started. To expedite sections on co-operative work. Commissioner Booth moved that the Klamath Falls-Dairy section be put up as a project as son as possible, and that the same action be taken with the Klamath Falls-Olene section, and the Lakeview north section, which will extend about 30 miles. Once these projects get under way, the commission plans to follow them up with other sections, such as on the Silver Lake. On the Roseburg-Coos Bay road the estimate is $1,050,500. Mr. Booth moved that the section from Camas west to the north fork of the Coquille river, approximately 14 miles, and the worst part of this road, be put up as a project first, and that Douglas and Coos counties be asked to aid. Bids on the Hayes hill section of the Grants Pass- Crescent City road a co operative project, exceeded the estimate to such an extent that the commission decided to let this improvement drop unless the county is willing to make up the difference. Lane Ia Decided On. A matter which has been long in controversy between Chairman Benson and Comissmioner Booth was settled by the vote of Commissioner Thompson. This was the location of the road de Bcribed in the law as "a point in Lane county and a point in Coos county,' commonly referred to as the Eugene Florence road. Mr. Benson has in sisted on the selection of the high pa road and Mr. Booth has advocated the low pass route. To bring the matter to an Issue, Mr. Booth made the motion that the road ne located rrom Deaawood east via Lake creek, Blanchy, the low pass, Cheshire to the Pacific highway. Mr. Thompson, who went over the two routes this week, seconded the motion, with the information jhat he will file a statement with the secretary giving his reason. Chairman Benson declared the motion carried, and said he, too, will file a statement telling why be objects. Crosniiiff Ranse Kxprnnive. Mr. Booth explained that it will be an expensive road to finish and that; ne aoes not want to crowd in lor funds, but in view of the urgent need of crossing the mountain, he asked that a 50-50 proposition be put up to the county for the four or five miles across the mountain range. He fants the work on this section done this and next year. Mr. Thompson agreed after few technicalities were straightened out, and Mr. Benson voiced his objec tion, but declared the motion carried The high pass road is 20 miles and the low pass 27 miles. The estimate on the former is $311,000 and on the latter $423,600. but since, the estimate was made, rock has been found on the low pass, which would make the cost of macadamizing each road the same Commissioner Thompson said that the low pass is an all-year road and serves more people than the high pass route On the section to be advanced. Lan county is to pay 50 per cent; the state 1'5 per sent and the government the same. I Having disposed of this long contro- i verted subject, the commission plunged in to settle other disputes. The road in Yamhill was located through the town, instead of taking a proposed new location. West Side Route t hofM-n. Next the commission selected the west side route at Newberg, agreeing that it was the right thing to do not withstanding the strong demand that this route be not taken. The costs on the new location will be less than on the old. Commissioner Thompson moved that the Columbia river high way be located from Fourth street, in The Dalles, west along the railroad right-of-way, to the old railroad grade. Mr. Thompson had formerly opposed this route and Mr. Benson had advo cated it. The Dalles-Chen owith paving con trac twas declared cancelled, having been let when the highway was lo cate! between those points instead of along the railroad, at the county farm. The $15,000 which Wasco county had set aside for co-operation on t he Chenowith route can be used as the county sees fit on the balance. Regarding the appeal of the board of conciliation to the commission that the highway body use its influence on paving contractors having a dis pute with rollermen to submit to arbitration the highway commission came to this decision: The highway! commission favors the principle of arbitration, but there are other state boards to adjust differences, and the matter is not within the jurisdiction of the commission. Bidn Are Called For. That stretch between Scappoose and McBride's crossing is the only piece on the Columbia river highway, be tween Hood River and Astoria, not under conract for paving. The com mission ordered it advertised for the next meeting. But for the rejection of the bid on the Astoria-Seaside sec tion the Scappoose-McBride section would be the only part between Hood River and the Pacific ocean not con tracted for paving. On the Baker-Cornucopia road. 7.9 miles, the commission decided to gravel for a width of 10 feet instead of 16 feet, as a matter of economy. Also on the economical end. the engineer was instructed to reduce the cost of sur veys as much as possible on new lo cations where there is no immediate work in prospect. At the September meeting the com mission will sell $1,000,000 of the 4 per cent bonds. The highway work is now progressing- at the rate of about $50,000 a day. Contracts awarded yesterday by the commission were as follows: Baker county, old Orefon trail. Baker Haines section. 0.7 miles, grading and ma cadam. F. C. Ox man. $90,044.35. Union, county, old Oregon trail. Lone Pine Hot lake section, 3.i mftea, macadam. Warren Construction company, $3S.630.' Marion county, Pacific highway Salem Brooks section, 4.1 miles, paving, Blake Compton company, $92,445.80. Josephine county, Pacific highway Stage road pass section, 4.5 miles, macadam. War ren Construction company, $40,175. Pacific Highway Work, $97,820. Douglas county. Pacific highway Ton calla section, H.5 miles, grading and ma cadam. A. Anderaon, 97,81:0. Xiouglas county. Pacific highway Can-yonviile-Myrtle Creek section, 9.8 miles grad ing, H. J. Bildeburn, $S6.U50. Wheeler county, John Day highway Butte creek section, 9.5 miles, grading, J. F. Clarkson & Co., $47,743. Va&co county. Columbia river highway The Dalles-Three-Mile creek section, two miles paving. United Contract company, 40.1S8.75. Umatilla county, Oregon-Washington high way Athena-Milton section, 11.8 miles pav ing. Warren Construction company, $260,970. Iter erred to engineers: Columbia county Columbia river high way. Rainier city section, fill. Douglas county Canyonvllle - Galesville section or .racmc nignway, lx mile ma cadam. Douglas county Divide section, 1.36 miles macadam. Bids rejected: Astoria-Seaside section of Columbia high' ay, paving, work to be readvertised. Iind-Jeff erson county line section of The Dalles-California highway. 23.9 miles grad ng. Koseburg-wilber section of Pacific high way in Douglas county. Wheeler county Bridge across John Day river to J. F. Clarknon c Co.. J17.855. Jackson county Three bridges over Neil creek. Frank Jordan, 114. OiS. Bid for bridges across Molalla river, Pa- if ic highway, by Pacific Bridge company, 47,7f.'l, referred to engineer. Three bridges and four culverts In Polk and Yamhill counties to be readvertised. RECORDS BELIE MYERS POSTMASTER TAKES CREDIT FOR RISES IiAW REQUIRES. Statement That Many Begged for Exemption Also Refuted, as Most - Employes Enlisted. Although Postmaster Myers gives himself credit for having- granted in creases to returned service men, sec tion of the posiuifice appropriation act, passed by congress, reveals the fact that all postal employes who en tered mfHtary or naval service were to te reassie-ned to their positions follow ing their honorable discharge, at the salary to which they would have been increased automatically had they re mained in the postal service. In the statements issued by Postmas ter Myers in the controversy between himself and Mayor Baker, much stress was laid upon the fact that the re turned service men had been re employed at increased salaries, with the credit for such increases reflect ing upon the postmaster. Postmaster Mirers, in his last state ment, contended that the complaints now arising from returned service men ere due to his obdurate refusal to al low exemptions, even to the extent of refusing men who, ha claimed, came to hs office in tears and befjped that his power De exertea to exempt them from military service. But service records at the poRtofftce hardly tend to bear out these conten tions of the postmaster, as it is said that out of 37 postal clerks who left the Portland postof f ice to enter mili tary service. 28 voluntarily enlisted and but nine were taken through selective service channels. Captain James O. Convill, chairman of the employment committee of Port land Post No. 1, American Legion, said yesterday that his investigation of the charges preferred against the postmas ter bv returned soldiers had begun, but that he had nothing in connection with the investigation, to make public at this time. Investigation of charges that Post master Myers has been unfair and discriminatory in his treatment of over seas men who hav-e returned to the postal service has been ordered by Scout Young post of the United Spanish war veterans. The veterans named a committee composed of L. E. Beach, H. V. Reed and James Reushall, to institute a thorough investigation at once and to report their findings at the next meet ing of the camp, which will be held at the courthouse, August 12. CABLE DEFENDS WHEELER Physician in Charge of War Bii' reau Replies to Legion Charges. Dr.- E. E. Cable, who is in charge of the district comprising: Oregon, Washington and Idaho for the war risk insurance bureau of the United States public health service, yesterday issued a statement defending Lr. C. H. Wheeler, who has been characterized in resolutions adopted by the American lesrion as having- been "roxigh and in suiting" in caring for disabled ex service men in making examinations. In his statement Dr. Cable points out that his assistant has been in gov ernment service for 25 years and was employed because of that fact. Men who ..saw military service and who make examinations are Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Yenny, Lieutenant-Colonel G. C. Strohm. Captain L. Wolf and Dr Lupton. It is said by Dr. Cable that Dr. Wheeler has no part in conduct ing - examinations. GRANGE PROGRAMME SET State Master and School Snperin ten-dent to Speak at La Center. VANCOUVER. Wash.. Aug. . (Spe cial.! Josephine Corliss Preston, state superintendent of schools, and William Bouck, master of the state grange, will be among the speakers at the regula meeting of Pomona grange to be held at La Center August 13-14. Mr. Bouck will address the meeting Wednesday and Mrs. Preston Thursday. At this session of the grange among the important matters to be considered will be the question of the affiliation of the granges with the labor unions ana consideration of the boys and girls clubs. MEDICAL MONOPOLY SEEN BY DRUGGISTS Limiting of Alcohol" Content Blamed on Doctors. BILLS WILL BE ATTACKED Association Says Measures Would Result in Rifling of Pocket of Poor Man by Physician. Charges that the Volstead bill and other proposed legislation before con gress would establish a medical monop oly in the United States, enslave the working man and the man of small means to the physician and destroy the egitimate drug business, were made by Portland and northwest druggists gath ered at the assembly hall of the Mult nomah hotel for the annual session under the auspices of the Oregon State Pharmaceutical association yesterday. They went on record as condemning the Volstead bill and similar bills and urg ing Oregon members of congress to oppose them. The Volstead bill would prevent the sale of all medicines and drugs con taining more than one-half of one per cent of alcohol except upon a doctor's prescription. The druggists declared yesterday that this bill is a blow against the poor man, that it would make him patronize a doctor and would place beyond his reach, except through physician, such household drugs as spirits of camphor, spirits of nitre. iodine tincture, etc. A similar bill was up before the Oregon legislature ai the last session, but was defeated. Union to Start Trouble The "alcohol" bill was the only mat ter considered at the session yesterday, and the remaining questions to come before the meeting will be taken up at the business sessions today. Some warm discussion is expected, especially while the question of recognition of the recently organized Drug Clerks' union is considered. Several other questions s.re up for consideration today, among them the "venereal bill" passed by the last ses sion of the legislature. The druggist are expected to make a strong fight for the repeal of this measure. The resolution adopted yesterday condemning the proposed Volstead bill was as follows: Resolution, against unfair legislation tend insr towards destruction of Iegitl mate drug- business through fanatical, senti mental and competitive sources, sucn bj unbalanced sentiment, prohibition en thusiasm and the American Medlca.1 asso ciation DTOOaranda. leading to bills which create a monopoly in the sale of drugs for the medical profession, by the Oregon State Pharmaceutical association: Medical Trust Discovered. "Whereas, the Volstead bill is one of those bills backed by one and all of the above classifications in its first appearance with the direct attack for the purpose of de stroying the legitimate drug business: and for destroying the opportunity of the public for determining whether they should use or not use any drugs whatsoever, that con tains over one-half of 1 per cent of alcohol without paying tribute to the medical pro fe.ion : Whereas, we all fully realize that this means a direct attack on the poor man and his readv-tnade medicine by compelling him to patronize a doctor - before he would be allowed to purchase the simplest of medi cines that happened to be liquids containing over one-half of one per cent of alcohol: Be it resolved by the members of the Ore gon Pharmaceutical association that we con aider it our national duty and right to pro test against this proposed law which leads in reality to a medical monopoly against the interests of not omy the drug business, as a bufineFS, but the pocket book of our best friend, the working man, or the man with small means. Be it further resolved, that we not only go on record before our congressmen Washington for the protection of the work ing man, and the man of small means, against a medical monopoly, but that we also ko on record that each and every one of the members of the Oregon State Pharma ceutical association snail. Individually and in convention, begin a campaign with the people by conversation, by advertising and other methods as to the full meaning and intent of this vicious law broupht up produce th most vlclou monopoly." JAMES M'CAIN IS DUD ATTORNEY AXD PIONEER OF 1848 PASSES AT M'MIN'NVILLE. Prominent Place 'Won in Profession After Trip Across Plains In Ox cart to Oregon 'Posts. McMIICNVILLE, Or., Aug. 6. (Spe cial.) Half a century s activity aa a practicing attorney in Yamhill county s recalled by the death of James Mc Cain at his home in this city yesterday. Mr. McCain wafl born in Indiana, March 31, 1844. and crossed the plains by ox team with his parents in 1848. He received his education in the public schools, and at McMinnville college and Willamette university, later studying aw with P. C. Sullivan at Dallas, Or. He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and was engaged in his profession at La fayette and McMinnville since that date, being at the time of his death senior member of the law firm of Mc Cain & Vinton. He was elected and served as district attorney for the 3d judicial district for two terms, from 1892 to 1896, and was appointed post' master at McMinnville by President McKinley in 1898. serving one term. Mr. McCain at Dallas in 187 0 mar rled Miss Electa C. Sullivan, who died August 1, 1908. Three daughters sur vive him Mrs. Mabel Parker of Mc Minnville, Mrs. Ethel Palmer of Tuala tin, and Mrs. Ivalene Wells of Los An geles. CaL In addition to their own family Mr. and Mrs. McCain were foster parents to Miss Belle Sullivan and P. C Sullivan. The Elks and Knights of Pythias will probably officiate at the funeral, which will be held Friday. BEAN PICKERS IN DEMAND 300 WOMEN' AXD GIRLS FEKED GOOD WAGES. OF- Company at Clatskanie Will Provide Good Camping and Has Swim ming Pool Planned. Three hundred bean pickers are wanted by the women's department of the United States employment bureau. A call was sent out yesterday for this number of workers in Delta gardens, comprising 150 acres owned by the Co lumbia Agricultural company, and lo cated near Clatskanie, Or. Tents or houses will be supplied, with stoves, fuel at cost and groceries will be sold on the grounds at prices prevailing in the city. Pickers will be required to furnish their own bedding and camp- irtfnsrqsulpment aslde frora ck,nrlipiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH The bean crop is f & variety and quality that growers say will enable an aauii piCKer to matce irom to o per day, and It is estimated the picking will last from four to six weeks. A swimming pool has been arranged for and all women and girls desiring to work must register through Mrs. Scott, director of the women's depart ment. After registration, pickers are asked to keep In touch with Mrs. Scott, as it is expected harvesting will be gin about August 15. The steamer Beaver, leaving here at 5 P. M.. will carry the party and a fare of $1.65, in cluding berth, has been made. The landing piece adjoins the camping site. Mrs. W. S. Delghton, experienced su pervisor, will be in charge of the camp, and will be at room 209 Lewis build ing Friday, Saturday. Monday and Tues day for registration of pickers. MURDER CHARGE IS FILED MARTIN CLAKK HAS PRELIMI NARY HEARING TODAY. Authorities at Eugene Still Are Seeking Evidence Regarding Death of Charles Taylor. EUGENE, Or., Aug. 6. (Special.) District Attorney L. I. Ray filed a charge of second degree murder today against Martin Clark, road worker of McKenzie Bridge, who accompanied Charles Taylor, road supervisor,- on the hunt at the time the latter was killed by a gunshot wound over a week ago. Preliminary hearing in the case will be held tomorrow morning. So far only circumstantial evidence has been secured by the authorities, al though they have been diligently work ing on every clew which would throw light on the case. The rifles and cartridges used by Clark and Taylor are being examined by Sheriff Fred Stickles to determine if possible which gun fired the bullet from the shell picked up at the scene of the tragedy. Opinion, generally, seems to favor the supposition that who ever fired the shot saw only the head of an animal carried on Taylor's shoulders. No foot prints were found near the scene and. it is believed that upon realizing his mistake, the slayer left the spot. Clark is held at the county jail and still maintains his Innocence. He does not vary from the story which he told the authorities at the outset. AD CLUB GREETS BUYERS VISITING DELEGATES GET PRIZES FOR TALKS. W. F. Isipman Observes Active Buy ing; by Public Despite High Prices. More than 500 buyers week visitors to Portland were entertained at the noon luncheon of the Portland Ad club at the municipal auditorium yesterday and were greeted by about 200 Ad club members. Campbell's band played. Vis iting delegates grave one-minute talks on their home towns. The award of nine prizes to the speakers whose talks were deemed especially merito rious was a feature. Will F. Lipman said that notwith standing the advance in poods the pub lic is buying more than ever before. E. A. Dinsmore, sales manager of OWs, Wortman & King, urged the re tailers to keep well advised of market conditions. FUND TRANSFER OPPOSED McXary and McArthnr Want Forest Road Money Left Alooo. SALEM. Or., Aujr. 6. (Special.) Sen ator Charles McXary and Representa tive McArthur have written letters to Governor Olcott indicating: that they are opposed to transferring $1,000,000 from the national forest road fund to the Interior department for use on roads in the national parks, as pro posed in a bill prepared by Senator Smoot Representative McArthur de clares the opposition seems to be gen eral among1 members of both houses at Washington, vid he has no fear that the measure will pass. Senator McXary informs the governor that he has heard nothing of the bill, but will oppose its passage in the event it comes up for consideration. LEAGUE ELECTS OFFICERS J. E. Beach President of Hydro- Electric Industry Organization. At the regular meeting of the Co lumbia Hydro-Electric Industrial league held Monday night in tle public library building, the following officers were chosen: J. E. Beach, president; George I. Cleaver and L. B. Seeley, vice-presidents; Captain William T. Carroll, sec retary. The office of treasurer will be filled at a later meeting. An ad dress on hydro-power was delivered by Mr. Morrison, who explained various methods for serving interests of tr state and promoting manufacturing The object of the organization is mu nicipal and state betterment through use of water power In developing elec tric heat and energy. SALEM TO GREET EDITORS State Institutions Will Be Inspected - by National Party. SALEM. Or.. A"ug. 6. (Special.) Ad dresses of welcome by Governor Olcott, Resinol will heal those mosquito bites A touch of Resinol take the itch and smart right out of mosquito-bites, and soothes and cools sun-burned, wind-burned skin. This gentle healing ointment seems to get right at the root of skin-troubles like eczema, ivy poisoning, heat-rash, and hives, clearing them away in a sur prisingly short time. Resinol is sold by ail druggists. Lr i i my If oisir Clothe: Your Furnishings and Hats NOW Prices are going" to be much higher for the fall season and you want your dollar to buy all possible, so we repeat, buy all you can afford to buy now and save the dollars. Through our profit-sharing plan you save half the margin of profit charged by other stores if you buy at Gray's, and you can do it every day in the year. Compare Gray's $30 Suits with Suits sold by other stores for $35 and $40 7 Saving on Furnishings and Hats We give 7 discount on furnishings and hats when pur chase amounts to $4 or more, contract goods excepted. M lll!iil!lili!l!lllllIl!lli!Illl!lllHM inspection of the state institutions and a luncheon In Wilson park are among the chief entertainment features pro vided for the members of the National Kditorial association, who will spend three hours in Salem Sunday. The visitors will arrive at 6:30 o'clock and will be met at the depot by a com mittee of citizens. They will first be taken to luncheon, after which & trip will be made to the various institu tions. The party will leave here at about 9:30 o'clock and will be accom panied as far as Crater lake by Gov ernor and Airs. Olcott. WATER RADIO IS SUCCESS REVOLUTIONIZING OF TRANS MISSIONS PREDICTED. Message From Annapolis Informing British Admiralty or Sighting of F-3 4 Is First Proof. SAN' DIEGO, CaL, Aug. 6. As a re sult of discoveries at a little experi mental station on a barge unnoticed for the past two months in San Diego bay. radiography will be revolution ized by transmissions through the earth and water, inBtea'd jf the air, ac cording to an announcement made here today by Lieutenant R. A. Morton, of the navy radio laboratory at Mare island, who has conducted the experi ments. First proof of the success of the under water radio in trans-continental transmission through tnd earth, it was revealed, was when the United States navy department sent a message from the Annapolis station to the British ad miralty that the great dirigible F-34 had been sighted off the American coast. Lieutenant Morton was at his Instruments, heard the message and copied it in its entirety. Additional advantage of the earth and water transmission is declared to be in that the underwater cables can be pointed like a gun toward any sta tion desired to communicate with and so single out such a one, whereas aerial antennae are equally affected by waves from all directions. At the station in the bay there are 10,000 feet of very heavily insulated cable laid on the bottom, these cables extended in different directions. By turning switch, instruments can be connected with any one desired. American Consul Resigns MEXICO CITY. Aug. 6. George A. Chamberlain, American consul-genera here, presented his resignation to the state department before leaving for the United- States a few days ago, accord ing to information received from an authoritative source, Motor Car Company Formed. SALEM, Or.. Aug. 6. (Special.) The Sayers Pacific Motor Car company of Portland has filed articles of incor poration in Salem. The incorporators are Aaron Cohn, H. W. Denis and Ora H. Porter, and the capital stock ' is sis.or.o. -BUYERS' GUIDE AND REFERENCE DIRECTORY OF- Wholesalers BOOKS AM) HOLIDAY GOODS. THE J. K. GILL. CO. Third and .lder Sta. Main 85O0. Jl BOSS CHAIRS. REFD Als'D RATTAN FlRJSlTUItE. HETWOOD BROS. & WAKEFIELD CO. 148-154 North Tenth St. Opposite Nnrtl Bank r.pat- Broadway SU6L A 255s. CIGARS. PIPKS AXD TOBACCO. COAST CIGAR CO 123 First St. Main 730. M. A. GUN ST Ik CO. 84 North Flft St. Broadway 2800. DEPENDABLE CO PTE E, TEAS AND SPICES. D WIGHT EDWARDS CO. 32 North Front St. Broadway 134L DRCGS. CLARKE. 'WOODWARD DRUG CO. Aldsr at West . Park St. Marshall 470O. GLASS, MIRRORS. 8AH AND DOORS. CENTRAL DOOR & LUMBER CO. Thirteenth and Glisan SU. Broadway 1105. GROCERS WHOLESALE. T. W- JENKINS & CO- front and Fins Sta,' Mi in 601. T?. srr Compare Gray's $40 Suits with Suits sold by 'other stores for $45 and $50 GRAY'S VALUES WILL TELL GRAY HONS TO GET OREGON FOOD RELIEF COMMITTEE BEGINS TO COLLECT SUPPLIES. $3000 Raised in Multnomah County to Buy Products; Vessel to Be Chartered. To charter a vessel In Portland and ship a large quantity of foodstuffs col lected In this region directly to Ger many for relief of German and Aus trian women and children is the ambi tion of the relief committee recently or ganized in Portland, which has begun work of collecting food and clothing. We hope to have on hand between 300 and S00 tons of food before long." declared Ernest Kroner, chairman of the committee, yesterday, "and when we have secured the provisions we will endeavor to charter a ship and load everything right here in Portland har bor direct for Germany." The committee already has sent 150 packages of lard, bacon, condensed milk and other staple foodstuffs to Ger many,. and has sent out letters to over 8000 persons in this section informing them of the general purpose of the committee. The sum of $3000 in cash has been taken in already In Portland and vicin ity, it is reported, and $10,000 is the es timate for the northwest. The Port land relief organisation has general charge of the work throughout the en tire northwest district. A committee has been formed to investigate buying opportunities in the northwest and the -'y Lootrthe Steaming Cup fl WE EXCEl-CfTI Me.olTic.Kcts i3 eLl SS2 for522 . K . "Three -Ap petixirxj Places r owg 1 1" 'frnw i r" i Manufacturers Jobbers -BUYERS' WEEK AUGUST 4 MAN I F AfTI RFRS OF TRUNKS. 6CIT- CASES, TELESCOPES. ETC. MTLTNOMAH TRUNK & BAG CO. 80 E. "Water St.. corner 6tark. East 24. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ALL KINDS. SHERMAN. CLAY CO. Sixth and Morrison. Main 8645. MOHAWK TIRES. LEATHER BELTING. ROOF. FfRE DEPARTMENT SUPPL1KS. UUXNELL & 6HERKILL. 40 First St. Broadway 1488. NECKWEAR AND SUSPENDERS. ADRIAN NECKWEAR CO. 6O3-605 Worcester Bids. Main 2858. -OFFICE FURNITURE AND SUPPLIES. "EVERYTHING FOR THE OFFICK." KILHAM STATIONERY A PRINTING CO. FlXta and Oak sis. Marsnail 60S0. OILS. PAINTS AND GLASS. RA8MCSSEN & CO, N. E. Cor. Second A Taylor. Main 1771, A 6o31. OVERALLS AND FURNISHINGS. ELOESSEK-HivYNEXANN CO.. 29 Fifth st. North. Phone Broadway 69. Portland, Oregon. PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS. W. P. FULLER CO.. Front and Uaaitoa. ItAla Compare Gray's s $50 Suits with Suits sold by other stores for $55 and $60 366 WASHINGTON AT WEST PARK money raised will be used to purchase such staple foods as flour, dried beans and vegetables, lard, bacon, etc. Ware house accommodations will be secured in the near future and the stores will be collected here to await the charter ing of a vessel. The committee has arranged for open meetings each second and fourth Fri day of the month in Swiss hall. BEND MAN STILL MISSING Uncle Believes Walter Beesley Is on His Way to Portland. BEND, Or., Aug. 6. (Special.) That Walter Beesley, who disappeared from his home in Bend last week, may be on his way to Portland, is the belief of his uncle, W. L. Moody of The Dalles, who has been heading the searchers and who left today for the Willamette val ley to continue the hunt. This theory, however, is at variance with information received by Sheriff Roberts, who learned today that Bees-' ley had been seen more than 30 miles frcm Bend, heading for the Cascade mountains, and carrying no equipment of any sort. Officials in the Cascade forest have been ordered to watch for the missing Aircraft Company Formed. SALEM. Or.. Aug. 6. (Special.) B. F. Brownlow, A. L. Inman, Dan Greco, Thomas Sketchley and George Love are incorporators of the Ace Aircraft company of Portland, according to articles filed in Salem today. The capital stock is $20,000. The company will deal in aircraft and conduct a general aerial transportation business. TO 9- PLUMBING. MILL AVD STEAM SUPPLIES M L. KLINE, 8-6-SI-69 First St. Main 61T, A 251T. ROOFING MANUFACTURERS. DURABLE ROOFING MFG. CO, Kenton Station. Woodlawn 318S. SASH. DOORS AND GLASS. W. P. FI LLER & CO.. Front and Morrison. Main (HtX SOAPS AND WASHING POWDER. MT. HOOD SOAP CO, Fourth and Gllan sta. Broadway 457. STOVE AND RANGE MANUFACTURERS. PORTLAND STOVE WORKS, Kenton. TeL Woodlawn 2803. TYPEWRITERS AND SUPPIOES. E. W. PEASE CO, 110 Sixth St. Corona Fortab'.e typewriter. WHOLESALE GROCERS. MASON. EH R M AN at CO, 74 North Fi.'th si Broadway 485. WOMEN'S AND MISSES SUITS. CO A IS. WAISTS. DRESSES. WEINSTEIN BRO, lion an bids. Marshall 5727.