Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 22, 1919, Page 5, Image 5

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    THE MORNING OKEG ONI AX, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22. 1919.
U. S. GOODS TO
PROFITEER IN ENGLAND
Embargo on Manufactures
Soon Will Be Removed.
pecially for the occasion, stated it
would leave there August 25 to arrive
at San Francisco in time for the review.
ANTI-DUMPING LAW NEXT
Premier George Announces Key In
dustries Will He Protected From
American Competition.
fCopyrlht by the New Tork World. Pub
lished by HmnxvmenL)
LONDON. Aug. 21. (Special Cable.)
Not until the board of trade formulates
a definite list of key industries will the
business world here know to what ex
tent the embargo on American manu
factures will be removed. For many
months past more than 300 articles of
American manufacture have been re
stricted, thus fostering profiteering
here.
Premier Lloyd George has announced
that on September 1 the whole system
of import restrictions will be abolished,
but the key Industries will be protected
and anti-dumping legislation enacted to
prevent he dumping into this market
of goods whicn couid be sold cheaper
than at home.
Extent mt Legialatlon Joker.
In this cryptical trade policy import
ers and others see a Joker. This Joker
is the possible extent of the key Indus
tries and of anti-dumping legislation.
If the majority of American manufac
turers do not come Into conflict with
the key industries or the anti-dumping
legislation it is prophesied by Importers
that the adverse rate of exchange will
not prevent the importation of consid
erable quantities-of American goods,
especially f efficiency appurtenances.
Jf anti-dumping legislation is carried
too far it is suggested that it will have
little effect on controlling prices and
thwarting the profiteers.
IniBwrta t. Cnrn Profiteer.
There Is a belief in trade quarters
that the government, in answer to the
demand to smash the profiteers, has in
mind a policy of permitting Imports
where they will sell at a price which
can be met by the British manufacturer
end at the same time have a curbing
effect on the profiteers.
The American chamber of commerce
was besieged today by British import
ers of American goods to know whether
automobiles, boots and shoes would be
classed as key industries. The chamber
cannot answer until the board of trade
announces its list.
The government decision to remove
restrictions on the outflow of British
capital. It is expected, will be followed
by a pronounced demand by British in
vestors for American securities.
ASTORIA IXVITES GREAT FLEET
Telegram Sent to Admiral Rodman
Promising Real Reception.
ASTORIA. Or.. Aug. 21. (Special.)
The Astoria chamber of commerce has
appointed the following committee to
arrange the programme for the recep
tion of the Pacific fleet on its arrival
in this harbor: Frank Sanborn. C R.
Higgins. James L. Hope, K. F. Johnson.
B. F. Stone. John Tait and Mayor Jajnes
Bremner. Today this committee sent
the following telegram to Admiral
Rodman:
"Thirty thousand citizens of the
principal seaport and second largest
city in Oregon extend to you. the of
ficers and men of your fleet a hearty
welcome on the occasion of your forth
coming visit to the Columbia river, and
urgently request that you visit Astoria
before going to Bremerton, and thatJ
your fleet remain here long enough to
permit them to fittingly entertain you.
LIVESTOCK PRODUCER
PLEADS FOR PACKERS
Proposed Regulation Called
Hurtful to Growers.
COSTA RICA IS PROTECTED
V. S. -NOT AWARE OF NICARA
GCAX ARMED INTERVENTION.
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GROCERS TAKE OTHER SIDE
Wholesaler Tells Probers Figures cm
Profits Are Juggled Fernaltl
Opposes Control.
(Photo by Armstrong:.)
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COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Aug". 21. I
Sela P. Chrlsman. member of f
the well-known Campbell Chris- J
man family- of Lane county pion- I
eers and himself a pioneer of 4
1851, died Monday. The date of
the funeral has not been set t
pending; the arrival from Alaska ?
of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Mar- ?
Jan- 1
tin. now on her way here.
Mr. Chrlsman was born
Ff forts of Administration to Keep
Peace In Central America
Told to Senate.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 21. The senate
was Informed today by President Wil
son that the United States government
was not aware of any armed Interfer
ence by Nicaragua in Costa Kican af
fairs, and that the state department
repeatedly bad urged Nicaraguan offi
cials not to make any such interfer
ence. The president's message was in
response to a resolution by .Senator la
r'ollette. republican. Wisconsin.
Answering another part of the same
resolution with reference to why
Costa Kica was "not permitted" to sign
the peace treaty, thougn she bad de
eta red war on Germany, the president
atd the Tinoco government in Costa
llica. having neven been recognised,
even in a de tacto sense, by the United
States, was considered "legally non
existent" and ".he re fore not to be treat
ed as a belligerent.
The president transmitted a state
ment by .secretary lansin declaring
the United States "has consistently
used Its best efforts to maintain peace
in Centrai America" and had made re
peated representations to Nicaragua
vn the subject.
"The president and government of
Nicaragua," Secretary Landing wrote,
"have responded in a gratifying man
ner to the requests for their co-operation,
and the efficacy of the steps
taken to preserve peace in Central
America is indicated by the fact that
the government of the United States
is not advised of any serious collision
w ith defensive forces by any armed
forces seeking to enter Costa Kica
from Nicaragua or Nicaragua from
Josia Kica.'
President Juan B. Quiros of Costa
Rica, successor of Kederico Tinoco. has
been notified by the American govern
ment that the validity of the Tinoco
constitution or government acting
under that constitution would not be
recognised by the United States.
uary 29, 1845. In Andrew county,
Missouri. He came to Oregon
with his parents in 1S51 and was
married at Eugene, September 24,
1866. to Miss Melissa Brown, also
a pioneer of 1851. The couple
settled at Dorena about 6 years
ago and, except for 10 years spent
at Creswell. have lived in this vi
cinity since inai nine i.ne wiuow i
and the following- chiloy? sur- I
vi ve : M rs. O. O. "L.uci nda )
Veatch, of this cfty; Mrs. J. E. f
(Anna) Redford. of Dorena, and f
Mrs. Robert (Lorcna) Martin, of
rena. and iab Chrlsman of i.u- 4
gene, are surviving brothers.
Also urge that as many ships as possi
ble be sent to Astoria. A cordial re
ception by the people of the lower Co
lumbia river district awaits the Pacific
fleet personnel here.
EX-KAISERINPICKS HOME
Twelve-Room House at Doom, Hol
land, Bought for Royal Exile.
AMEROXGEX, Aug. 19. (By the As
sociated Press. ) The former German
empress personally selected "the House
of Doom,'1 which William Hohenzollern
has purchased as the future home in
which she and her husband hope to
live the lives of country gentlefolk
In Holland.
The former emperor has not yet seen
"the House of Doom," but it is an
nounced in Amerongen that he will
soon pay a visit to Doom.
The house, though rich in history
and Imposing in appearance, has only
12 rooms In addition to small cham
bers for hervants.
It is not expected that the former
emperor will leave Amerongen for
three monthx
The former empress' heart again is
troubling her.
REVIEW SET FOR LABOR DAY
PACIFIC FLEET RECEPTION
PATE AT SAN FRANCICO SET.
PROBE EXTENDS TO HAWAII
In vr-tialinn of High Col of Living
to Be Made in Inlands.
HO-VOLl'Ll. T. H.. Aug. 21. (Spe
cial. I The federal government Is ex
tending its operations as regards the
investigation of the high cost of liv
ing even to the Hawaiian islands.
J. F. Child, federal food adminis
trator for Hawaii during the war. has
been requested by Aitorney-lJeneral
A. Mitchell Palmer to appoint fair
price committees to secure accurate
data regarding the charges of profit
eering by dealers in necessary commodities.
Immediate delivery. 4-ft. green slab
wood, cordwood. coat. Albina Kuel Co.
A.I v.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 21. Livestock
producers object to legislation propos
ing strict regulation of the packing in
dustry. Henry W. Lynch, representing
California and Arizona stockmen, told
the senate agricultural committee to
day.
We feel that the packing industry
is the marketing end of our business."
he said, "and that the Kenyon bill
would tend to demoralize and hamper
it. The bill ! entlieiy destructive and
at present, with prices falling on our
steers, it would cripple us further."
Lewis H. Hanev of Jacksonville, r'la..
representing the Southern Wholesale
Grocers' association, appeared in Be
half of the Kenyon bill. He said the
dominance of the five big packers was
founded on their "possession of certain
economic advantages, not tneir ei
ficiency and service."
Haney expressed the opinion that low
profits advertised by the large packers
were not fairly stated and added:
"They juggle their business around;
make one line of products carry the
costs a while and then another does it
Independents L.tve by Sufferance.
Existence of independent packers.
Haney said, was explained by their
being permitted "to stay to prevent I
price of monopoly.
Senator Wadsworth, referring to tes
tlmony of Independents, asked if they
knew they were "only permitted . to
live."
"The've told us they were making
money," Senator Wadsworth observed.
"Are they fooled about their busi
ness?" "I don't know the conditions," Haney
said. "The giant corporation control
ling 85 per cent of the business could
drive the little ones out by exerting
their strength, but that would involve
lowering their profits. They prefer to
keep a fringe hanging on."
Government Control Fought.
An attack on governmental tendency
toward assuming control of business
enterprises, with especial reference to
proposed legislation for supervision of
the packing industry was made today
by Senator Fernald of Maine, speaking
the senate. Stamping the Kenyon
and Kendrick bills, vehicles of the
packers' regulation now under discus
sion, as examples of "stifling, throttling
legislation, he declared his opposition
to them, said they were extensions of
the policy which had failed in the
transportation and communication in
dustries and predicted that the public
would suffer from higher costs and
poorer service should they be enacted.
Defending the packers. Senator Fer
nald said their business had to be con
ducted In large units in order to be
economical. Their development of re
frigerator cars and ownership of
stockyards, like their utilization of
animal by-products, constituted valu
able service.
"One of the most notable results of
by-product utilization Is the fact that
all the meat from a steer can be sold
by the packer for much less than he
pays for the live animal," senator Fer
nald said.
By-Producta Pay Profit.
"Swift & Co. in 1918 paid on an aver
age 192.70 a head for cattle, and sold
the meat for 181.45 a head. For by
products $22.08 a head was received.
Thus $10.81 covered the expense and
profit on each head, and figures show
the profit per head was only $1.02."
He attacked the federal trade com
mission for "questionable methods" in
its investigation and report on the
packers and said that it had very
largely lost sight of its function to aid
and guide business.
"The commission." asserted the sen
ator. "had failed to get any evidence
of combination. It is only by unfair
methods, by misinterpretation and mis
statement of facts that it was able to
come to the conclusion that there is a
combination in restraint of trade. This
report so far as I have been able to in
vestigate it, contains no evidence of
monopoly, I am reliably informed that
the commission in some Instances actu
ally used only such parts of telegrams
taken from the files of the packers a
appeared to bear out its case, omitting
items from the same telegrams which
were not useful evidence to the commission.
Present Legislation Enough.
If ' there is any unfair competition
or monopoly or any practices in trading
that are not on the square, the Clayton
anti-trust law and the federal trade
commission laws give ample power to
suppress such illegal operations."
Complaints of wholesale grocers that
the packers were entering their field in
the sale of perishable foods, he classed
as unjustified, with the remark that
the same complaint might be made
against the grocers for handling drugs.
hardware and other goods out of their
line.
STATE BONDS ARE VALID
Telegrams Convince Boston Attor
neys Highway Issue Legal.'
SALEM, Or., Aug. 21. (Special.)
After exchange of many telegrams and
considerable delay, Boston attorneys
today approved the validity of $800,000
worth of Oregon state highway bonds
recently sold to eastern bonding houses
through Henry Teal of Portland.
When the bonds arrived in Boston a
few days ago the attorneys objected
to their legality on the grounds that
they contained the seal of the state
board of control rather than the seal
of the secretary of state.
Subsequent telegrams sent to the
Boston attorneys by R. B. Goodin, sec
retary of the board of control, and At
torney-General Brown, finally con
vinced the purchasers that the issue
was regular in every way and came
within the provisions of the law under
which the bonfts were authorized by
the legislature.
FURNISHING COST RISES
Quotations on Goods lor State Re
veal Sharp Advance.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 21. (Special.)
Some idea of the advance in the cost
of furnishings may be gained from
quotations obtained by R. B. Goodin,
secretary of the state board of control,
for equipping the open-air sanitarium,
erected in connection with the state
tuberculosis hospital, and the boys' hos
pital dormitories on the grounds of
the home of the feeble-minded.
Beds which three years ago were
purchased at $7.60 each, the manufac
turers now demand $15 for, while mat
tresses which were formerly bought
for $6 each have advanced to $9.75.
Desks bought in the open market a few
years ago for $37.50 have now exceeded
the ?u4 mark.
Mr. Goodin will submit the ciuota
tions at the next meeting of the board.
riHE man or the young man who would be
smartly dressed will find choosing a pleas
ure at this store. Here are the modish
fabrics for fall, tailored without a blemish
tweed, cheviot, serge, worsted, novelty weaves;
colorings that are in close
harmony with the season
browns, greens, grays,
heather mixtures.
The types for fall are
varied seamed waist,
high waist, belted all
round, half belted, single
breasted, double-breasted.
Selections may profit
ably be made now.
Twenty-five Dollars to Sixty
OenSellixi
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POWER PLANT SITE BOUGHT
Light
Company
' Project at
Plans $750,000
Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 21. (Special.)
The Pacific Power & Light company
today announced officially that it has
purchased a tract of 800 feet frontage,
embracing 15 acres of land, at Smith's
point for the erection of new electric
power and gas plants.
The improvements will entail an ex
p'enditure of approximately $750,000
and a contract has been awarded to the
Phoenix Utility company for construct
lng the foundation and the buildings.
borne of the electrical machinery, or
dered in the east, is said to be ready for
shipment.
NEGRO IS SLAIN BY MOB
Alleged Assault on Woman Pun
ished at Louisburg, X. C.
LOL'ISBURG, N. C, Aug. 21. Walter
Elliott, a negro, who is alleged to have
assaulted a farmer's wife, was shot
to death last night by a mob which
later carried the body to the scene of
the crime and swung it to a tree in a
country churchyard.
.The mob took the nepro from Sheriff
Kearney, two miles from here, while
on his way. to jail.
YAKIMA HERDS STATE ELKS
500 0 LODGEMEX OPEX POST
PONED SESSIOX.
Hands From All Over State Play as
Washington Convention Gets
Under Way.
YAKIMA. Wash., Aug. 21. Postponed
from this morning because of the de
layed arrival of some of the large
delegations from sound cities, the 15th
annual convention of the Washington
States Elks" association got under way
this afternoon. Mayor F. H. Sweet and
Exalted Ruler Sidney Livesly welcomed
the convention on behalf of the city
and the Yakima Elks. Committees
were 'named as foiiowe:
Big brothers, J. E. Rimbold, Seattle;
R. E. Evans, Tacoma; N. J. Craig,
Everett. Auditing, R. J. Gamewell,
Bellingham; J. E. Gallagher, Tacoma;
E. R. Lovell, Anacortes. Credentials,
Terry L. Ross, Wenatchee; L. E.
Brown, Anacortes; Charles . Nolte,
Bellingham; Joseph J. Donovan, Van
couver. Laws, Charles A. rteynoias,
Seattle; C. O. Bates, Tacoma; R. S. Hay-
ward, Bremerton; Jesse H. Davis, Ever
ett; W. F. Whitney, Wenatchee. Grand
lodge, John Drummey, Seattle; Robert
E. Evans, Tacoma; T. rt. Bowaen,
Everett.
It was estimated by convention of
ficials that 5000 Elks were in Yakima
tonight. A large portion of the visi
tors came by automobile and the city
streets were filled with cars. Elks'
bands from all parts of the state kept
up continuous concerts.
Honolulu Mechanics Strike.
HONOLULU, T. H., Aug. 21. Seven
hundred and fifty mechanics employed
in two big Honolulu iron works struck
today because one of the companies
refused to reinstate the president of
the machinists' union, who was dis
charged on account of wage agitation.
An early settlement is expected.
Read The Orcgonian classified ads.
Lis.i.-i Enwani
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STARTS SATURDAY
FREE Matinee-Women Only
10 A. M. SATURDAY
The First 800 Women at the Doors Saturday,
10 A. M, Star Theater, Admitted Free.
Sevrrtarj Daniels and Parly Will
Leave for Pugct Sound
September 8.
SAXTA BARBARA. Cal.. Aug. II.
The Tactfic fleet will be reviewed in
San Francisco at It o'clock A. M . Sep
tember 1. Labor day. This Information
was contained In a wireless message
from Secretary of the Navy Daniels
at Honolulu, to Admiral Hugh Rodman.
at Manta Barbara, and made public
her today.
The message said Secretary Dmniela.
returning; from Honolulu aboard the
dreadnought New York, would Join the
fleet at Monterey about noon August Jl.
and that he would leave by train at
o'clock that night for San Fran
cisco, where he would arrive at 10 4.
At t:01 o'clock the morning of Labor
tay, the secretary, his party and the
San Francisco reception committee will
go aboard the battleship Oregon. At
I o clock the fleet will pass in re
view and anchor In San Francisco har
bor. Another message staled Mr. Daniels
and bis party would leave San Fran
ilsco for Tuget sound Monday. Septem
ber S, aboard the New York. Messages
from Bremerton. Wash- where the Ore
gon la being put Into commission cs-
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Hearken to the 'Clang
of the School Bell
The school and college maid eanat be properly attired and as well
dresed as her older sisters. We are featuring the school set now.
Notably youthful, smart and serviceable are the new Blouses In crepe
baliste and voile designed especially for school wear. Some trimmed!
with real Filet and Val. lace. Neckline? All sorts Bib. Collarless or
Roll Collar and the Popular Tuxedo.
SWEATERS, so necessary for school wear
All st vies and colors in wool and silk. Handsome hand-crocheted
silk and wool, exclusive designs. Slip-ons and Tuxedos. All sizes
6.4i--'2.50.
See the Coat Scarfs wonderful things in Shetland. Angora and
Brushed Wool, with suede belts and pocket ends 13.95-J22.5o.
Very Important Item GLOVES!
The newest school gloves are wrist-strap Buckskins. Mochas and
Capes Tans. Grays and Browns. Leatherette styles in wrist-strap
and Iwo-button. All shades.
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Pattern C F. Berjr, Vice-President
Service and Manager
The Waist Shop
Portland Hotel Court
.The mob took the negro from Sheriff I ficials that 5000 Elks were in Yakima i ' " J- : l'""a. -' j?' ' ''''''
Kearney, two miles from here, while I tonight. A large portion of the visi- Si .y J'' va t - 6 f fl ' " 3
on his way to jail. I tors came by automobile and the city i 1 rr , ": j
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