Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 25, 1919, Page 5, Image 5

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AUGUST 25, 1919.
tion is planned for the latter part of
this week, probably Friday, at which
time the constitution being drafted by
the organization committee will be pre
sented. Permanent officers will be
elected and the organization perfected.
Co-operation Held Keynote.
Co-operation will be the keynote of
the organization, declare those inter
ested in its formation: not only co-operation
among producers, but with the
public and with the city authorities in
the effort to make the public market a
success in every way. The member
ship will be limited to producers for
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Permanent Positions
Open to Young Women
Due to constantly increasing requirements of
the service, permanent positions are available
at this time in the operating department.
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Committeemen Said to Be"B
Business" Agents.
the market and their duly authorized
agents. It is expected that at least 100
American producers or their representa
tives will have joined by the time the
permanent organization is effected this
"The Lone
Star Ranger'0
Effort Will Be Made by Women n
Dealers to Work Out Some Sort
of Self-PrlciDj System.
Zane Grey's Famous
Romantic Drama.
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by the
result of
Attack on the fair price committee,
recentlv revived by W. K. Newell aa
hud of the food administration in
Oregon, as the best means of combat
ting unfair prices on foodstuffs, wi
n.rfo K.rnrrfav bv leaders of tn
housewives' committee of Portland.
The women do not stop with th
charge that work of the price-setting
committee has proved a "farce," but
add objection to the personnel of the
body, alleging that two of the mem
bers represent "big business.
Spokesmen of the organized house
wives were Mrs. J. F. Chapman, chair
man of the general organi7ation. and
lira, F. O. Northrup. chairrian of the
sDecial housewives' Investigating com
Old Law May Be lavoked.
Dissatisfaction of the housewives
with price-reducing results thus far
achieved has resulted In a move even
for abolition of the dally maximum
Drice-list of the marketmaster and re
version to the normal law of supply
and demand- They declare they
now out for a self-pricing system.
A daveloDment along a similar line
is the declaration that producers sell
mi through the municipal marke
have organized with the avowed pur
pose of stopping the fixing 01 price.
Nominally, it Is said, the stall rent
crs have banded themselves together
for the promotion of comni-n inter
xh fact that the housewives
nrndurer-marketmen have
working for almost the identical ob
jects gives promise of enlivening 01
nouementa in the cost-of-living cru
sade here.
Self-Pricing Reee-oiBseaded.
i, juration of the self-pricing sys
tem for the public market in place of
the present method by which a maxi-
nrira Is fixed dally oy me mar.
muter will be recommended
housewives' committee as
the investigation which the women car
ried on at the market last week, they
- report. Plana for setting the matter
before the city commission in an effort
to get the present system changed are
being drawn.
A canvass of the dealers along Yam
hill street made by the women showed,
they said, that the dealers, too. are in
favor of the self-pricing system by a
large majority. The present system,
they contend, results in a virtual com
bine, all the dealers charging the
maximum price. It stifles competition,
they declare, and results in much of the
best class of produce being kept off
the public market.
Results Held V satisfactory.
That the fair price committee is only
traveling around in a circle and has
accomplished virtually nothing toward
solving the problem of the high cost
of living was the declaration of Mrs.
J. f. Chapman, chairman of the wom
en' organization, and Mrs. F. O.
Northrup. chairman of the housewives'
committee. Both women urged further
investigation of the food situation and
declared that If the present fair price
committee could not conduct further
hearings another organization should
be set up to take up the work.
"We have reason to believe that the
people are not getting fair representa
tion at the hands of the committee,"
ther declared, "and we believe that if
fht. committee rannnt carrv out an in-ioOO
vestigation properly then a committee
should be appointed that can do so."
Inqalry Declared Ksrce.
The investigation which the fair
price committee has been conducting
was characterized as a farce by Mrs.
Northrup, while Mrs. Chapman criti
cised the personnel of the committee,
(.barging there are two representatives
of big business on the committee, and
but two members on it that could be
characterized as having the Interest of
the public at heart.
'The next mass meeting of women to
discuss the high cost of living has been
called for 1:30 o'clock Tuesday at the
public library. The public is invited to
attend and a large gathering is expect
ed. The housewives committee, ap
pointed at the last meeting to investi
gate the public market, will present an
exhaustive report, the principal feature
of which will be the recommendation to
Introduce the self-pricing system.
lTodnrers Alao Orgaalsr.
Preliminary steps for the organiza
tion of the Market Producers' associa
tion, to be composed of the producers
and authorized asents of producers for
the public market on Yamhill street,
were taken last week, when a group of
30 producers met. elected temporary
officers and named a committee to draw
up a constitution. The meeting was
held Wednesday and by Saturday
mor than M producers for the market,
representing a large percentage of
the who sell goods at the municipal
stalls, had signed up as members of
the proposed organization.
The purposes of the organization, as
outlined by a number of leaders in the
movement last night, are as follows:
To aid the producers to more etfec
- tively co-operate in the handling and
selling of produce at the Portland pub
lic market and elsewhere: to assist the
authorities and join with the public
collectively in creating proper condi
tions and equitable prices in the dis
posal of market produce: to assist in
forming and maintaining proper rela
tions between seller and buyer; to aid
in the grading of produce, and to take
up and carry on any line of enterprise
that. In the opinion of the members,
may be conducive to these aims.
Tesaporarr Officers aaaed.
At the preliminary meeting Wednes
day J. W. LAKollette was elected tem
porary chairman and A. K. Mickey was
temporary secretary. A committee on
organization was named as follows:
C 8. Howard, C. It. Organ. W. I.
Spencer. W. It. Olney and G. W. Hutch
Ins. This committee Is working on the
draft of a constitution.
A committee on membership was
named as follows: S C. BrasswelL A. S.
Hughes and O. H. Kesterson. A com
mittee to plan for the next meeting is
composed of C. S. Howard. R. C. Organ
and W. I. Spencer.
The next uaeeuug of Uie organiza
Member of Brokerage House Widely
Known Among Business Men
and Lovers of Sport.
Eugene J. Farrell, widely known
through 28 years' connection with the
commission firm of Everding & Farrell,
died at 5:50 P. M. Saturday at the Good
Samaritan hospital, succumbing after a
major operation to which he submitted
August 11. Mr. Farrell was 111 at the
family home, 852 Keroy street, for six
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weeks prior to his' being moved to the
hospital. He was E2 years of age.
Air. Farrell is survived by his widow.
Mrs. Orpha Farrell: a son, Howard G.
Farrell; two daughters, Mrs. Fred
Kingston, and Mrs. Harlan Pearson,
nd two sisters, Mrs. Liavld Dupee and
Mrs. S. P. Cota, all of whom reside here.
Air. Farrell was a member of Port-
and lodge No. 142 Benevolent and Pro-
ective Order of Klks, who will have
charge of the funeral, which will be
held at 2:30 P. M. today at J. P. Finley
Sons. Rev. W. W. Youngson will
hold special services.
The deceased had lived in Portland
for the past 28 years, coming from
Uawrenceville. N. Y. Immediately upon
is arrival he entered the service of
Everding & Farrell. Practically every
wholesale and retail grocer and mer-
hant of any kind in the northwest
new "Gene" Farrell.
"Gene" Farrell was an active worker
with the Portland Lodge of Elks. His
friends were countless and he was
nown all through the northwest as
lover of clean sports.
Gene" Farrell was a landmark on
Front street where he dealt with farm
s. brokers and merchants alike. He
as known far and wide for his fair
Mr. Farrell was interested in the
illar Hock Packing company and in
anous fishing companies operating
nets In the lower Columbia river.
Situation Called Result of 1914
Exemption of Unions From
Anti-Trust Laws.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. Success of
the strike on which the railway shop
men of the country now are voting
will "depend entirely upon how wo can
stop the transportation service of the
country," said a circular presented In
the senate Saturday by Senator Thom
as, democrat, Colorado. The senator
said the statement had been sent out by
the railway employes, department of
the American Federation of Labor.
The circular said if it came to a
strike "we want to make the tieup com
plete and keep it in that condition until
we get proper recognition.
Senator Thomas said this situation
was a "perfectly legitimate develop
ment of the action of congress in 1814
in exempting organizations of labor
ing men from the operation of the anti
trust laws."
Demands of railroad employes now
are being considered by Director-General
Hines of the railroad administration.
tising the fourth liberty loan, spent
either in money or donated labor J500.
000 to put up liberty loan posters. If
they had taken that $500,000 and spent
it in the newspapers of the United
States, it would have done the fourth
liberty loan and the United States it
self a grea deal more good.
"You may gather from that that I am
in favor of newspaper advertising, and
I certainly am. I believe that page
space in a newspaper has more influ
ence upon its readers than even the
editorial does. An advertisement signed
by a reputable house carries more con
viction to the mind of the reader for
the simple reason that he or she rea
sons that if you do not believe in it
you would not pay good money to tell
your story to the people."
Measure Taken by Oregon State
Board of Health to Prevent Ad
mission of Disease Here.
The state board of health has been
officially informed by letters to Dr.
F. M. Brooks and Dr. David N. Roberg,
president and secretary, respectively,
of that organisation, that cholera has
broken out in virulent form among the
Chinese and Japanese population , of
Shanghai. The report came through
Dr. S. 11. Ransom, assistant surgeon.
United States public health service,
and says in part:
"Owing to the advent of the melon
season and as a result of 10 days' riot
ing in Shanghai, a severe epidemic of
cholerlac diarrhea has made its ap
pearance. The disease is communicable
and there have been some 500 cases,
with 50 deaths within 10 days.
"This office has taken measures to
protect shipping destined to American
or Philippine ports, and to this end
has prohibited the taking on board of
fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, butter,
etc. and of Asiatic steerage passengers
who do not submit to five days' de
tention and observation.
"I have notified Portland. Manila.
Honolulu, San Pedro, San Francisco and
Seattle of existing conditions."
To forestall any possibility of the
disease being introduced into this state,
the board of health has issued the fol
lowing order to immigration and health
"To prevent the admission of cholera
carriers in this state, we are asking
you to keep a record of all passengers
from Chinese ports. This record must
be kept In such a manner that pas
senger lists and destinations shall al
ways be up to date."
"The chances for its introduction here
sre very slight," said Dr. Brooks, "but
it is possible and the order was issued
as a precautionary measure."
Bartender Fined $10 for Selling
Glass of IWiifckT.
NEW YORK. The first conviction In
this district for violation of the war
time prohibition act was imposed on
Harry Deed, bartender, who pleaded
guilty, in the federal district court, to
andicement charging him with having
sold a glass of whisky to a department
of Justice agent and was fined $10,
wlth the understanding that a repeti
tion of the offense would place him in
Phone your want ads to The Orego
uuia. Alain 7070. A 6035.
Goods Must Back Written State
ments, Experts Assert.
NEW YORK. Addressing the Na
tional Lumber Manufacturers' associa
tion's first American lumber congress
and seventeenth annual meeting, Wil
bur D. Nesbit, of Wm. H. Rankin & Co.,
presented the subject of advertising
in periodicals in a very attractive form.
'A great many people thing that ad
vertising is something that you can
rub on," he said. "You can rub adver
tising onto a proposition, and you can
apply it from the outside; but real ad
vertising is the advertising that is dug
out from the inside of anything.
"As a matter of fact any commodity
that is .-.dverti-ied has to sell itself af
ter the first sale. Advertising will
bring the customer Into your store or
office, but will not take his order, wrap
up the goods, make change for him,
give him a cigar and ask him how the
children are. You have to do that
Mr. Nesbit said that in successful ad
vertising it is the personality of one
man, or the combined personality of
many men that counts for whatever Is
accomplished. It is the personality of
Marshall Field of whom people think
when they read the advertisement of
that great store.
"The lumber business will have to
advertise pretty w-ell and pretty hard
this year," he said. "People have an
antagonistic mood toward the lumber
men. You know It and I know it.
How are you going to overcome that?
How are we going to convince the
people that the lumberman is not get
ting any more than his Just dues when
he makes a sale? Of course, you can
go around and talk to them Individual
ly, do missionary work, but you can
talk to them collectively at a great
deal less expense in time and in money.
It costs you 5 cents to put up a poter
anywhere, whether you put it up or
whether you pay someone to put it up.
Th government last year, in adver-
Canal Tolls Heasure Expected to
Add $100,000,000 to Revenue.
WASHINGTON. The Panama canal
tolls bill sponsored by the war de
partment, which Is designed to increase
revenues to the government $100,000,
000 annually, has been reported favor
ably by the house committee on inter
state and foreign commerce.
The bill has been opposed by some
shipping interest and particularly by
lumbermen of the northwest.
The measure legalizes the rules for
measurement of ships and collection of
tolls which were laid down originally
for use at the Panama canal, but which
have been held to be in conflict with
certain particulars with the Panama
canal act.
The rate of toll on merchant vessels
was fixed by these rules at $1.20 "per
net vessel ton or 10 Ocubic feet of ac
tual earning capacity." The Panama
canal act limited the tolls to maximum
of $1.25 "per net registered ton."
One of the rules was that if a ship
carired stores, timber, cattle or other
cargo in the space upon an open deck
not permanently covered or in spaces
exempted from the space not included
in computing earning capacity this ton
nage should be added.
It was recognized from the start that
the rate of toils Aa established at $1.20
per net vessel ton of actual earning
capacity as determined by Panama ca
nal rules of measurement was higher
than a rate of $1.25 per ton of net
capjacity as determined by United
States national rules of measurement.
A protest by Pacific coast lumber
interests against the tax on deck loads
brought a ruling from the attorney
general in 1915 on the whole question.
He decided that "if the toll rate estab
lished at $1.20 when multiplied by the
tonnage, as ascertained by the Panama
canal rules, exceeds the amount pro
duced by multiplying the net regis
tered tonnage as measured by the rules
prescribed in the United States statutes
by $1.25, the excess thus produced is
uncollectible. Therefore the rules
either as to deckloads or otherwise
were nullified.
Previous experience not
A eood salary paid imme
diately upon employ
ment Increases regularly given
to all employes
Excellent opportunities
for promotion
Annual vacation with pay
Permanent and continu
ous employment
Large, cheerful operating
Attractive, comfortable
recreation rooms
Lunch-rooms where meals
are served at cost
Plan for sickness, pension ,
and death benefits with
out cost to employes
Young women considering employment should
call upon the Employment Supervisor, Tele
phone Building, Park and Oak Streets. Tele
phone Broadway 12,000.
The Pacific Telephone
& Telegraph Co.
Plans for Raising $10,000,000 En
dowment for Harvard Discussed.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. About 100 Har
vard graduates, including many promi
nent business and professional men,
met here recently to work out plans
for the raising of a $1,000,000 endow
ment for the university to enable ti to
pay larger salaries for professors and
to expand certain departments. Profes
sor Clifford H. Moor advised making
the minimum salary for any member
of the teaching force $1500 and recom
mended paying professors $7500 a year.
A. Lawrence Lowell, president of the
university, said that the aim of Har
vard was not to provide a place where
the sons of the rich may stay comfort
ably for four years, but to give real
training to the individual and to serve
the public.
Sailor Weds Despite Ship Wreck.
Nine Months' Fight Won.
NEW YORK. T. J. Scully, marriage
license clerk in the Municipal building,
said King Neptune had tried to inter
fere with his business, but Cupid cams
to the rescue and two neans were
made happy. Antonio Vetri is the
bridegroom and Miss Margaret Looney
of Jersey City, N. J., the bride.
Vetri is a sailor. He obtained a mar
riage license eight months ago. He
was called back to his ship. The ship
was wrecked and the marriage license
fell Into the possession oi nepmnc,
who still holds it. Vetri explained
the situation to Scully and was told
Cupid would not be baffled. An affi
davit of loss of license was sworn to
by Vetri and a duplicate issued. The
couple were married in St. Paul's
chapel, Broadway and Fulton street.
Parents Hear Ni Outcry and Are
Not Aware of Accident.
HAMBURG, la. The 4-months-old
baby of Mr. and Mrs. Carl McSpadden
was killed by strangulation. The babe
rolled out of Its crib, its head catching
on the bars. It hung suspended in mid
air until life was extinct.
The parents heard no outcry and
were not aware of the terribly accident
until the child was dead. ,
structed this season by the territorial
road commission. Plans already have
been announced for a cabin on the
Koyukok trail and one on the trail be
tween Cripple creek and Lone mountain.
U. S. Trade With Italy Grows.
ROME. From present indications,
American trade with Italy this year
may reach the billion-dollar mark, says
the Popolo Romano. During the first
three months of 1919 American imports
into Italy amounted to approximately
$220,000,000, while Italy's exports to
America reached $3,000,000. The state
ment shows that if the present rate of
trade be maintained a record of com
merce between the two countries will
be attained. America is by far the
greatest seller to Italy. A poor second
is Great Britain, with a total of $70,
000.000 for the first three months and
Argentine next with $65,000,000.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
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Clesaat & Dmara - Portland
Cabins to Be Built on Trails.
NENANA, Alaska. Belief cabins
along the winter trails, where in the
past travelers have perished for lack
of refuge in storms, are to be con
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