Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 22, 1919, Page 6, Image 6

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cure m hush to
Public Avails of Chance to Cut
Living Costs.
Bacon and Beans Are Best Sellers,
Torned Beef Mores Slowly In
creased Business Is Expected.
States training: service of the depart
ment of labor.
The country has rone without its
normal supply of peace time commodi
ties for years and now it must replen
ish freely. Furthermore, Europe has
lost millions of men, and tens of bil
lions of property in the devastated re
gions must be made good. It is urged
that to meet this extraordinary situa
tion the workers In faotoriea and shops
must be assisted In increasing: their
skill and interest In their work. The
estimated stoortag-e In this country of
700.000 houses is cited as showing how
far the nation is behind normal produc
tion. Training courses In the industrial
plants, conducted at the employers' ex
pense, are advocated as one of the prac
tical means of putting Industry on a
normal footing. More than J50 firms
have already instituted courses of this
sort, and according to reports received
by the training service, have benefited
in better production and reduced turn
over. The workers, on the other hand,
have Increased their skill and broad
ened their knowledge of their trades.
Injunction Asked Against Big
Five by Revenue Agent.
Approximately $4000 worth of army
canned food was sold In Portland
Wednesday through "the postoffice. in
the first active day of the government's
battle here against the high cost
of living.
A. though the canned vegetables, meat,
soup and fruit which the government
is selling direct to consumers were
placed on sale Tuesday, few people
knew of the opportunity offered and
not until yesterday, after the matter
had been riven publicity, did the heavy
buying begin.
At 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon to
tal sales bad reached J3500 for the day.
and postal officials in charge expected
easily another JiuO worth of business
before the close of the doors. House
wives were found eager for the op
portunity to get Uncle Sam's goods at
a price far below present market fig
urea During the day streams of buy
ers, men and women, came to the post
office to place orders. Adequate pro
vision had been made for handling the
business, however, and at no time was
there any congestion.
Bnalaeaa Geaermlly Brtak.
In addition to the main station and
the central station, eight of the post
offices in residence districts were tak
ing orders as follows: Stations A. C,
I. F, H. Arleta, Lents and tit. Johns.
B jsiness at the sub-stations was re- I Mann. "' have been trvinir lone
ported as brisk in proportion as at me nough to make this a city of homes
two postofrices in the business dis-1 t-m for tne factories and the payrolls.
tnct. 1 1 hope thev nut 40 furnaces in their
Corn and peas were the two popular I factorv. with eisrht men for each tur
products, and half the entire Portland nace. and keen them zoinr 21 hours
a.lolment or tnese rannea vegeiaoiea i . dav
was taken by purchasers Wednesday. Tne council will make a further in
Two hundred cases of each were or- Ivcstigatlon berore acting upon the
aerea at tne main station ana central i committee s reoort.
nation slune, not counting those sold I The application of E. B. Day for
Council Will Make Further Invest!
Cation of Proposed Industry at
Fifteenth and Couch Streets.
Just what constitutes a menace In a
residential district is to be settled this
week ty the city council. The applica
tion of the Ukase Investment company
for a. permit to build a factory at
Couch and Fifteenth streets for the
manufacture of automobile springs
has brought In strong protests from
property owners In that section.
The council committee that conduct
fd an investigation last week recom
mended Wednesday that the application
be denied. On presentation of verbal
protets by property owners. Acting
Mayor Bigelow expressed the belief
that exsggerations were being indulged
in. and that the proposed factory would
not prove the detriment to the locality
trat had been charged.
"I'm ready to vote on this applica
tion right now, said Commissioner
Independents Tell Senate Committee
on Agriculture Law of Supply
And Demand Is Enough.
at outlying pos'.offices. Portland's al
lotment of these two vegetables will
be gone this evening. It was believed,
and those desiring to secure peas and
corn were to order early.
permissicn to open a garage in an old
theater building at East Nineteenth
street and Broadway, which the com
mittee recommended be denied, was
continued until Mr. Day has oppor-
Beginning Thursday all orders were tunity to Interview protesting property
St imped with the time St Which the os.nttr.1 and ascertain whether thev are
order was given, so mat it tne allotment correctly Informed as to what his plans
ot any particular proauct is exnaustea I aie.
those ordering early will receive the
benefit of their effort and get the food.
Bacon and beans were also heavy sell- MCMARCRiC IM fiMC I flT
roast beef and corned beef proved com. small Farmvr in Mtnnennnlis Hi
Sale. Increase Expected. TrouOle W Itn JNeignuors
"We expect the sales to Increase as MINNEAPOLIS. Al Vandevner thinks
the public becomes Informed, and it is his small lot at 248 Fremont avenue
probable that by the end of thla week north, plenty spacious enough to ac
the entire stock of food placed at Port- commodate his home, a garden, 5
land's dispoHsl through the postoffice horses, 4 wagons, 2a pigeons, 14 chick-
wiii be sold, said t'ostmaster .Myers I ens and a dog
But the animals do not think so. They
leave the lot and stretch themselves
out in the neighbors gardens. The
neighbors surrounded the bench of
Judge Thomas H. Salmon In the conclli
atlon court to tell h-lm all about It.
The horses tramped through my
tomato plants and the dog dug out my
W ednesday. "The people seem to have
confidence In the quality of the goods
and to be satisfied that Uncle Sam is
back of the proposition in an earnest
effort to fight the high cost of living.
"Today we received quite a number
of orders from out-of-town people. We
returned their money, however, and
notified them that they should file their beets." complained Mrs. Mary J. Glle,
orders through their local postoffices. 1141 Western avenue. "I think I should
Portland is authorized to accept orders I be recompensed. My garden covers four
only for persons living in Portland, lots, and the time and money I have
The goods will be shipped to Portland I spent in repairing It comes to 950 at
and will be delivered to the addresses I least
of the buyers through the regular post- I "I have examined that garden," Inter
office channels." I posed a gardener who had come to tes-
Uuantity buying marked the pur- tify In behalf of Vandevner. "It is not
chases yesterday, a large proportion of I ruined at all. The horses did not hurt
those buying making out their orders It.'
to cover a large number of the articles
offered by the government. Cases
were more frequently purchased, also.
than cans. The low prices at which
the goods are being ordered and the
"Well, they don't do It any good,"
commented the Judge. "Five horses are
altogether too many to keep on one lot.
N hat do you do with them?"
I am a teamster, your honor," replied
fact that they are canned products Vandevner. "I am a poor man. That's
capable of being kept through the win- I the only way I have of making a living
ter or longer it desired prove particull nave to keep the horses.
larly attractive to housewives. Even "Well. If he is a teamster, what is
with the addition of the postage prices he running a chicken farm for?" tartly
still range considerably below the stan- queried one of the neighbors. "Those
dard Portland figure, it is pointed out. chickens and pigeons are always eating
w.i. i i i... .. my young plants.
s.1.. . ,h- am .. .h. . "The Pigeons are hardly
JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 21. Perpetual
Injunction against the five leading
packers, which would bar them from
doing business In this state, is sought
In a petition filed In chancery court
Wednesday by the state revenue agent.
The court Is asked to put a statu
tory penalty of $5000 a day on the
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. Independ
ent packers appearing before the sen
ate agricultural committee Wednesday
challenged most of the statements of
the federal trade commission on which
proposals for stringent regulation of
the five dominant concerns In the in
dustry are based.
The Independent representatives In
sisted that they were meeting and fur
nishing lively competition at both ends
of the Industry In the purchase of
livestock for their plants and In the
sale of meats to the retailer and ex
pressed the conclusion that the law of
supply and demand would serve suf
ficiently to protect the consumer.
Their view was supplanted by that of
a retail butcher, and given minor sup
port in the appearance of a vegetable
cannery representative and the head of
a milk condensing business, to object
to licensing provisions of the Kenyon
bills which they felt would apply to
their business if not changed.
Packers' Lobby Probed.
Committee members, particularly Sen
ator Kenyon. republican, Iowa, author
of the regulation measure, and Sen
ator Capper, republican of Kansas, put
to the packers representatives pointed
questions bearing on the establishment
of the American Institute of Packing,
its Washington offices, and activities,
as well as entering into the subject ot
"Isn't the Institute office here to
fight any kind of regulation?" Sena
tor Kenyon asked T. Davis Hill, who
headed a delegation of Independent
packers of Baltimore.
"I'm not an officer of It," Mr. Hill
said, "but I suppose they want to be
on the ground to be familiar with all
legislative proposals selecting tne in
Understand. I am not saying they
are wrong, Senator Kenyon said, "or
that there is anything wrong in their
methods, but do you know about their
agents and publicity men here, or who
is going to pay for them?"
"I suppose there will be dues as
sessed for that," Mr. Hill said. "That
la the usual way."
Big Five Control Dealed.
The witness said he bought hogs In
competition with the big packers in
Kansas City and Chicago and was sure
the big concerns could not control
prices. Soloman Greenwald, Baltimore,
asserted .the same thing was true of
other livestock.
All the independents appearing said
their business had reached the apex
cf prosperity under food administration
regulation during the war, and this
aroused the Interest of Chairman
Gronna. who asked:
"If that was true when you were
telng controlled, why do you object
to control now?"
Jacob Shafer of Baltimore respond
ed that they endured the food admin
istration control without question be
cause "it was only temporary."
central postorrice ran about even
Wednesday, total sales at each point
approximating 11400. Figures for the
central office and for the sub-stations
were not available, but J. M.
Jones, superintendent of malls, had col
lected the following data relative to the
sales at the main postoffice from the
tune it opened in the morning until 4
o clock Wednesday afternoon:
Total salts la cuh, 11400 approxlmauly).
uacon. caaaa 4 cans).
Cornbeef. 3 raaaa (9 eanak.
Roat beef. 2 cms (99 cans).
orabf haah. 2 casta SS eana.
Balled bMoa. 6S eaaes (1632 cana).
Stnnsleaa bvana, to cass (720 cans).
orn. si caaea 214 cans).
I'h.rrtaa. 8 cs- S2 cans).
Klour. 3 bars 2e pounds).
Kit e. 1 b.a I lnoo pottoda).
1.a. SS cue) 12232 cana.
v-etabl oup, 14 raa-s (672 cans.
Tomatoes, 10 caaea (120 large canal.
ever at
home," explained Vandevner. "When
they do come, they always come to my
yard. They eat the grain the horses
spill about. The chickens are always
cooped up."
They are not, declared another
neighbor. "Those chickens haven't
room enough in your yard. They al
ways come to mine."
'Why. there Is plenty of space." pro
tested Vandevner. "The barn earlly ac
commodates the horses and the pigeon
house. Tne chicken coop Is right near
the barn. The little garden of mine is
at the side of the house. The dog
"The dog strays In my garden," Inter
rupted Mrs. Glle. "I think I deserve
to be recompensed. Judge. I had to re- 1
plant all those tomatoes and beets."
Transport Sheridan, Submarines and
Colliers to Be Repaired.
"' VALLEJO, Cat, Aug. 21 The United
States army transport Sheridan and the
sul marines H-3, H-9 and the K-3 are
scheduled to arrive at the Mare Island
navy yard next week for repairs. The
Sheridan is to have a tail-shaft re
placed, and the submarines are to have
an extensive overhauling.
The colliers Orion and Vulcan, which
originally were to have been repaired
at the Bremerton navy yard, also have
been ordered to the Mare Island navy
yard In view of the navy department's
desire to expedite all repair work.
After September 1 four destroyers are
to be sent to the Mare Island navy yard
every lortnignt lor repairs.
Compromise Rejected and
Are Told No) One May Enter
Works Today.
Northwest Executives Invited to
Review of Pacific Fleet.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Aar. 21. Invita
tions went forward Wednesday asking
the governors of Washington, Oregon.
Mcntana. Wyoming and Idaho to come
to Seattle to attend the fleet review
by Secretary Daniels next month.
The invitations were signed by May
or Oie Hanson and James W. Spangler,
Police general chairman of the fleet welcom
ing committee. An Invitation Is to be
sent to Premier John Oliver of British
Columbia '
J. S. O'Callaghan of San Francisco
Addresses Meeting.
A special meeting of Portland
branch No. 9, American Registered
Pharmacists, was held In the assem
bly room of the Morgan building
J. S. O'Callaghan of San Francisco,
grand president of the association and
also president of the California state
board of pharmacy, addressed the meet
ing. In his talk hs touched on the
accomplishments of the association lo
cally and In other states where or
ganized. A. W. Kurts was elected secretary
and treasurer to fill a vacancy left by
the resignation of J. G. Torrance.
Phone your want ads to The Orego
nian. Main 7070. A OOSS.
HAMMOND. Ind . Aug. SI. City and I
county authorities here Wednesday
aHed upon Governor Goodrich at
Inrlianapolis for troops to aid in
'ppirg with the situation here, due
to the strike of employes of the
Standard tee! Car company,
who last Friday stormed thi
treets In The vicinity of the car com-!
pary in defiance of efforts. of police
.n't deputy sheriffs to maintain order.
The a'-tion of the authorities fol
lowed rejection Wednesday by the
strikers of a compromise offer of the
car company officials made at the end
of a series of conferences which began
la.t Friday.
The sfikers. whose female relatives
t Joiced In previous disorders, are
oeclared to have notified the police
t"-ai they will permit no on to eater
the car'work tomorrow morning.
After Soldiers Take Old Jobs 4.000,-
000 Workers Will Be Needed.
WASHINGTON. D. C. If every sol
dier were back on his old Job the coun
try would still be 4.000.000 short of its I
normal number of workers due to the
less of Immigration in the last four
years. If Industry does not quickly de
velop some means for overcoming this 1
shortage. It will be seriously handi
capped in adjusting Itself to new con
ditions, say officials of the United
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