Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 28, 1919, Page 5, Image 5

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Acceptance or Walkout Is Put
Up to Men.
Io.ibiIity of Strike September
Is Looming Larger Houses
Plan for Contingency.
With the refusal of the Portland
Employing Printers" association to
jcrant the demand of the newly-formed
allied printin crafts Joint scale com
mittee for a salary srneauie no,. u,.j.
$1 an hour, the possibility of a strike
on September 2 looms larger on the
horizon. . .1..
t-v.- remains only two alter
natives for the printers, to accept the
offer of a 45-hour week and the scale
set at a meeting last Wednesday, or
to walk out. In event of the latter
k.i,r taken, the employers are
already mappin out plans for facing
such a crisis, me issue i ic-
11 .Hntlnr houses only.
The employers met Monday nlsht
upon request made by the Joint com
mittee Saturday and the union repre
sentatives presented further pleas for
their attitude, basing them on the high
cost of living.
Offer Made x Kmployerm.
They explained that they were ready
to grant a concession and volunteered
to rhanse their request so mai
f Bttkinr a 42-hour week or
seven-hour day they would seek to
have 44 hours with an eight-hour day
and half holiday on Saturday.
The employers' committee went Into
session and offered the same scale pub
lished last Thursday, but granted three
knnn Ims a week, making a 45-hour
week ending at 1 o'clock Saturday.
C. S. Dietrich, chairman of the print
ing crafts representatives, emphatically
declared that nothing less than Jl an
hour offr would be considered. K. H.
James, chairman of the employers' as
sociation, replied that no other propo
sitions would be discussed and the ses
sion adjourned.
Farther 4'aeeioB OealeA,
R. Kennel), secretary of the employ
ers' association, said yesterday that the
organization he represents has made
Its final offer and will not propose
further concessions, despite the pros
pect of a walk-out.
Portland is the first city In the
Vnited States to offer a 45-hour week
for commercial printers." he said. "The
scale we have auain put up would have
the equivalent of a three-hour increase
in pay.
"There is no doubt that this is a
serious proposition and there is a big
possibility of the men leaving their
Jobs On the first, when the new scale
was supposed to become effective. We
are making preparations for such a
continKency. While it would not be
possible to run all the plants for a
few days, we could handle much of the
dants of porkers brought to the Island
a half century ago by Russian seal
hunters who. on departing after a stay
of several months, kitlnape-1 a numoer
of Indian women then resident on Santa
Cruz. The women w-e tiKen to th!
Arctic lands and forrnej part of a seal
hunting colony there.
Because of the strange and beautiful
scenery of the Island it i. frequently
used as a motion picture background.
The island management has been
averse to permitting cjmpers on the
Island In considerable numbers, but oc
casional trips are made to It by Cap
tain Ira Eaton in his snip the Sea Wolf
with vacation parties. If the island ia
split up some of the contesting heirs
will build a wharf and niako a bid for
tourist patronage.
Tradiiton declares that'.'S made
the island their rendezvous, and there
has been desultory and fut lo search for
burled treasure by various adventurers.
Renowned Danstnsc Supported by
Celebrated Spanish Dancers and
Other Clever Artists.
The Orpheum season will open at the
Heilig theater next Sunday afternoon.
The star of the inaugural bill is Bessie
Clayton, renowned danseuse, who Is
x ft
Labor Trouble Also Factor in
Reducing Production.
Measure for Federal Operation of
Mines Ready, Subcommittee
of Senate Is Told.
Bessie Claytoa, tar of OrphennTs
ope Bins; bill.
Trip to CoaM in Interest of Treaty
Considered Most Probable.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Presider.
Wilson's proposed trip to the Pacific
coast In the Interest of the peace treaty
Is "more Imminent than it has been in
the past few weeks." in the view of ad
ministration officials. As between go
Ing to New York to meet General
Pershing or reviewing the first division
in Washington and going l"fore the
countrv. it was said by persons close to
the president that he would consider
the speech-making tour ot more Im
It is considered probable that the
president will decide to leave Wash
ington in time to review the Pacific
fleet at San Francisco the middle of
Failure to Cut Grass and Weeds on
Vacant Lots Charged.
Tom Word, ex-sheriff of Multnomah
county, now working for the depart
ment of justice, was served with a war
rant Tuesday charging him with fail
ure to cut Krass and weeds on vacant
lota which he owns inside the city lim
it.". Police could not find -Mr. Word
who was out of the city, but R. M
Word, son of the accused, promised to
deliver the warrant to his father when
the latter returned later In the night.
The case will come up for trial In
the municipal court today. The war
rant was In-sued yesterday In the cours
of the campaign to clean up vacant
lots, which are alleged to be un nightly
and a fite menace.
Wild Pic. Foxes arid Mountain
Lion Abound on Santa Cm.
I.OS ANOKLES. CaL Santa Cruz
Island abounds in wild pigs, foxes and
mountain lions, the wild pics descen-
I owe
The mothintr, healing Resinol medi
cation in Resinol Soap, combined with
its freedom from harsh, irritatins; alkali,
prve to red, rough and pimply com
plexions that whiteness and velvety soft
ness which women crave.
A skin washed only with Resinol Soap
is usually a skin to be proud of.
WVn th ki. is la nallr bed oswlitHia. epnad
an ol hnx Rniaaot Ouraatat Iw ttm Biaotu
kdnailtaxlW kmJhitu4I
im! OtMMat arm od by all drocsuu.
supported principally by EUsa and
Kduardo Cansino, celebrated Spanish
dancers, who appeared here as head
liners of an Orpheum show two years
aro. James demons, an eccentric
dancer of note, also is a member of Miss
Clayton's company, and other clever
artists appear in the act which holds
the stajre for 40 minutes and which is
as elaborate scenically as a Broadway
Special arrangements were made yes
terday by the Orpheum management
with the Heilig Theater company to
pi a lie an extra show next Wednesday
nipht. In this extra performance the
Orpheum's inaugural show will be pre
sented in its entirety.
Winnipeg1. Vancouver, Calgary, Vic
toria and Seattle have received the
Orpheum's opening show with acclaim
and the newspaper reviews pronounce
It to be one of the best inaugural bills
offered by the Orpheum in several sea
sons. Millroy A. Anderson, who presides
as treasurer in the Orpheum box of
fice, reports that the seat sale for
the beginning- of this season is the best
on record and that the demand for
season reservations is greater than
Traveelrs From Cnited States Able
to Quench Thirst Across Border.
VANCOUVER, B. C Thirsty travel
lers coming here from the dry United
States find themselves able to push
open a swinging door, walk Into
regular saloon, put their foot on the
rail and order beer, which, although of
the two and three quarter per cent
variety, still, according to some, tasted
much like it did down in "the states"
before July 1.
And, often to the surprise of the
stranger customers, the bartender or
barmaid serves the beer for the old
price of five cents a glass, without war
"Hard" liquors, under the British Co
lumbia prohibition act. are handled in
the larger cities at government "liquor
dispensaries where they are sold on
doctor's prescriptions.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 27. Entering
on an investigation of the increased
price of coal, a senate interstate com
merce subcommittee Tuesday brought
forth testimony that a shortage of cars
and labor difficulties were hindering
coal productton; that certain elements
in the miners union were intent on na
tionalization of the coal mines with
adoption of a six-hour day and a five-
day week, plus a wage increase, and
that unless problems of production
were solved 'the country would be
brought face to face with coal famine
the coming winter.
So emphatic were the witnesses that
the railroads were at the bottom of th
present low production that Senat
Frelinghuysen, republican. New Jersey,
chairman of the committee, indicated
the committee's intention of bringin
Dinector-General of Railroads Hines
into the hearing.
After detailing the effects of labor
difficulties and alleged car shortage o:
coal production, Harry N. Taylor, pres
ident of the National Coal association,
an organisation of operators, declared
bill had been prepared for submissio
to congress providing for the nationaj
ization of the mines. He added tha
what the miners wanted was not only
that the government should own th
properties, but that the mines should
be turned over to them for operation.
He insisted that the more radical of
the miners appeared to be gaining con
trol in certain districts and that there
was a serious danger that these ele
ments would make an earnest effort
for the institution of something ap
proaching "soviet methods in con
ducting the properties.
Fear was expressed . by Mr. Taylor
that at the miners convention Septem
ber 9 in Cleveland, and at a joint con
ference of miners and operators
Buffalo September 25. action might be
taken to further endanger production.
He told the committee that the strikes
in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri were
in violation of the Washington agree
ment, which provided for the continu
ous operation of the mines until peace
definitely Is established. The, strikes
in the middle west, he said, were
many cases influenced by radical ele
ments. He said it was known gener
ally in the industry that an attempt
would be made at the Cleveland meet
tng to put through a nationalization
programme with a six-hour day, a five
day week and an increase in wages.
Mine Sweepers in North Sea Eat
Their Fill of Sea Food.
LONDON. American sailors on mine-
sweeping duty In the North sea prob
ably will not crave fish when they get
back home, w hen mines are exploded
in the process of clearing out the
barrage thousands of fish are killed.
One of the little sub-cHasers in the fleet
scoops up hundreds of pounds of them
each evening when operations cease for
Amounts Raised From 50 to 150
Per Cent Beneficiary List
Is Widened.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. Increases
ranging from 50 to more than 150 per
cent in the monthly compensation paid
under the war risk insurance act to
disabled soldiers and sailors are pro
vided by a bill recommended for pas
sage today by the house interstate
commerce committee. Proposed exten
sion of free insurance for two years.
however, was rejected.
The principal provision is that pro
viding the increased payments for dis
ability, rated as total and temporary.
Single men would receive $80 a month,
instead of $30 provided by the original
act: those with a wife $90 instead of
$45; those with a wife and one child
$95 Instead of $55; those with a wife
and two or more children $100, in
stead of $65; those without a wife but
having one child $90. instead of $40,
with $5 additional for each two addi
tional children. Partial disability is to
be rated by a percentage of the fore
Another important amendment, esti
mated to cost the government $5,000,
000, is that granting automatic insur
ance for 120 days to every one in serv
ice at any time between April 6, 1917,
and November 11, 1918.
The new measure extends the per
mitted 'class of beneficiaries to include
uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law
and sisters-in-law. Like
wise the terms "father" and "mother"
of the original act are extended to in
clude step or adopted parents.
several vessels for rood. The men en
joyed it for a time but now hate the
sight of a fish.
One catch included a salmon which
was cruising around miles out from
land. Anglers say that a salmon should
not be so far from land.
Prlnee of Wales Visits Military Hos
pitals in Toronto.
TORONTO. Ont.. Aus. 17 Nearly
; noo maimed and fftck veterans of the
r. Inmates of St. Andrew's and Do
minion orthopedic military hospitals,
passed under the sympathetic eyes of
he prince of Wales when he visited
those Institutions.
The depree of doctor of laws was
conferred by Toronto university upon
him at Convocation hall.
A garden party at Government House
and a military dance at the Royal
Canadian Yacht club completed tha
day's programme:
City Ranks Second to Geneva in
Jewelry Industry.
CINCINNATI. The jewelers of Cin
cinnati have announced their intention
to beein a national advertising mm.
the day and distributes among thejpaiKn. its purpose being to acquaint
a Jaded world with the astonishing
fact that Cincinnati ranks second only
to Geneva. Switzerland, as the great
est manufacturing city of the jewelry
Nor is this Cincinnati's only resem
blance to the seat of the league of na
tions. Geneva Is Switzerland's gate
way to France: Cincinnati is the south's
gateway to the great north middle
west. The citizens of Geneva unite in
their personality the soft charm of the
southern French with the alert busi
nesslike virile native of Switzerland;
Cincinnati combine the languorous
charm of the southland with all the
facilities of a metropolitan and cosmo
politan city.
Cincinnati was settled In 1788; It be
came a city in 1819. while Boston
was still a town. During the years of
the civil war, Cincinnati was the larg
est American city west of Philadelphia
and New York. The town was filled
with soldiers going and coming; rela
tives, contractors, war workers, nurses,
crooks and spies; and many a lively
tale and dramatic Incident had its set
ting 1 nthis city on the Ohio, the link
between the embittered north and
. Cincinnati played a creditable part
In the civil war. and the great world
war just ended found her valiant sons
on the f'rlng line, her daughters pre
pared for work, and her vast resources
poured unstlntingly into the coffers of
her Uncle Sam. For Cincinnati boasts
79 per cent native white Americans
out of her population of 630,00 souls.
America is like a young giant just
coming into manhood. His strength has
scarcely been tried; he little realizes
his own power, nor thinks to test his
sinews. America is so prodigal and
big that we are accustomed to think of
it as one great harmonious land, very
worthy of our love and pride. In these
days of rampant patriotism one Aoes
not pause to think why the land of
Operators Afraid Angry Public
Would Turn Again.-t Strikers.
CHICAGO. Aug. 17. Motion picture
operators voted Tuesday to postpone
he threatened sympathetic strike In
support of actors who have caused
every legitimate playhouse to close by
striking two weeks ago.
Fear of alienating the public by de
priving It of all amusement was the
reason given.
' Immediate delivery, 4-ft. green slab-
wood, cord wood. coal. Aiblna Fuel Co.
1 Adv.
Your New
Fall Hat
Here you are sure to find
a-shape and shade that
will suit you best.
Dobbs Fifth Avenue
Mossants From Paris
6 to '15
Men-s Wear
Corbett Bldg., Fifth and Morrison
the free has justified in unstinting
measure the pride of its sons. National
pride is only the parent of civic pride;
and how gladsome it Is to have cause
for pride in the city in which we live,
to realize that the town of our nativity
is one of the mighty and dependable
sinews of the young giant American.
This civic pride is a dominant char
acteristic of the Cincinnatian. He was
Cincinnati is located in the heart of
the country's population. Within six
hundred miles of it live three-quarters
of the population of the United States.
It is the natural distributing point to
the norh. south, east and west. It is
a. great music and art center; expends
annually $2,500,000 for its public schools
It possesses the only municipal univer
sity in the United States deriving its
sole support from city taxes. The city
has contributed more than one celebrity
to literature. Here Harriet Beecher
Stowe lives whilst gathering material
for and writing "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Thomas Buchanan Read wrote his fa
mous "Sheridan's Ride" in the old Gar
rett house; and the gentle Cary sisters.
Alice and Phoebe, made their home on
College Hill. As a music center, Cin
cinnati has long enjoyed an enviable
The mortality of Cincinnati is very
ow, particularly in infancy. This is not
due to happy accident; it is the result
of wise legislation. All mik must be
pasteurized. The sale of raw milk is
strictly prohibited. A $20,000,000 mu
nicipal water works plant supplies
water so pure that it is used direct
from the faucet, even in hospitals. The
climate is also a factor in. maintaining
healthful population. There is a
very marked absence of severe winter
weather, and unbearable summer heat
s rare, never lasting longer than three
consecutive days.
Cincinnati is built on hills, hills as
steep and beautiful as those of San
Francisco. The broad Ohio river, wind-
ng its course in and out among these
hills, rivals in beauty the blue Danube,
famed in song and story. Broad bot
tomed picturesque river boats as large
as those that ply the waters of the
Mississippi, carry passengers and much
freight to cities and hamlets in Ken
tucky, Indiana and Ohio.
But it is to its industries that Cin
cinnati points with greatest pride.
There are 2629 manufacturing estab
lishments in Cincinnati, each of which
produces goods to the value of more
than $500,000 a year. The three essen
tials to manufacturers, fuel, lumber
and iron, lie at the city's door. There is
ample supply of fuel high in quality,
low in price, throughout the year.
The Union Gas & Electric Co. has re
cently completed in a $10,000,000 electric
power plant capable of meeting the
maximum requirements of all indus
tries. All machinery and operating fa
cilities are of the latest improved type.
placing this power plant among the
finest in the worlft. . This plant has
already attracted to Cincinnati enter
prises of magnitude, and is capable of
caring for additional manufacturing
plants for many years to come. In this
central station service Cincinnati has
found the logical solution of the power
The city is one or the largest hard
wood markets in the United States; and
ron. both northern and southern, is
available at low transportation rates.
The scrap iron market is hte lowest in
the country. The success of Cincinnati
as a manufacturing center is equally
attributable to the high quality of la
bor. American labor, highly skilled
and intelligent, the higaest type of
ublic industrial education, is employed
in the various industries.
laeswateM.kmtok etaoinshrdlucmfwyp
There is no bolshevlsm in Cincinnati.
There is Intelligent contented labor and
capital is not stoney-hearted, but warm
with civic pride. The western spirit of
the "booster" has taken the city by
storrm Cincinnati possesses all the ad
vantage s that make a great metrop-
lis: Cincinnati is great ana intends
that the world shall know it. This
is evidenced by the recent decision of
the jewelers to start a campaign that
will tell the world, familiar with the
quality of their goods, that they have
quantity also.
Cincinnati seeks loreign traae. its
leading citizens are keenly alive to the
vast possibilities that await us in dis
tant markets, to which we now come
not as strange merchants, but as warm
friends. There are several exporting
manufacturers in Cincinnati. One great
iron work has for 30 years marketed
its product only in Mexico, Central and
South America. Another concern is al
ready as well known in Calcutta as in
New York. To quote a manufacturer
of this mid-west city:
"The future of American prosperity
lies in foreign trade. In a few years
people will wake up to this fact, and
realize that swapping dollars between i
New York and Chicago, Cincinnati and
Kansas City, is an insignificant past
time compared to tackling the vast for
eign trade markets that eagerly await
our goods."
This then is the spirit that has made :
Cincinnati, and that insures her a still j
greater growth and prosperity; this
farsighted judgment and deep-rooted
pride in the city that Longfellow so
aptly called "The Queen City of the
Secretary Baker Would Incorporate
Proposal in Army Bill.
WASHINGTON. Promotion by selec
tion for officers of the peace-time army
through a system even more radical
than that now in effect in the navy is
under consideration by Secretary Baker,
with a view to incorporation in the
army bill to be presented to the pres
ent congress.
Special boards, appointed to com
pile from the efficiency reports . of
officers' master lists-which will be
promotion, already have made their
final reports in many cases and the
plan is practically ready for adop-
tion, as soon as it has been given leg
islative approval.
Announcement was made today of
the appointment of two boards of offi
cers to review the lists already submit
ted. In each case the board includes
the highest ranking officers of the
army to be passed upon. Lieutenant
General Robert L. Bullard heads the
infantry board, which includes Major
General William M. Wright and Briga
dier-General Henry G. Learnard, while
the cavalry board will be headed by
Major-General Jesse Mel. Carter, and
will include Brigadiers-General Frank
M. Caldwell and John S. Winn.
These boards, it was announced, will
submit to General March recommenda
tions for the final classification of all
officers in the regular army.
All officers will be listed in three
classes first, those found qualified for
higher rank ragerdless of their posi
tion on the permanent lineal list; sec
ond, those qualified for promotion be
cause of seniority and. In the final cat'
egory, officers disqualified as a result
of the lo.w grades indicated on their
efficiency records.
Officers in the first class would be
jumped into higher positions over the
heads of any number of seniors who
are placed in the second and third
classes, and officers in the second
class also would be promoted to the
higher rank for which they are quali
fied. The third list would include those
who have failed to keep step and who
in the opinion of the department,
should be eliminated.
The proposal that promotions in the
army shall hereafter be by selection is
regarded as the only important per
sonnel feature which the war depart
ment will attempt to insert in the new
army bilL With respect to the war de
partment itself, however, it is consid
ered certain that the gill will include
provisions designed to perpetuate the
new organizations which have grown
out of the experience of the great war.
The finance department under the
plan would be continued entirely sep
arate from the quartermaster corps
with increased responsibilities and
scope; a transportation corps, in addi
tion to the motor transport corps,
would be provided, and the quarter
master corps would be reduced to a
shadow of the old department, having
to do only with comparatively minor
matters of equipment. Procurement
of all supplies may be placed under the
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Kinograms Murtagh and Our $50,000 Organ
purchase and storage service.
Separate bureaus for the air service
and tank corps, as provided in the bill
submitted to congress last January,'
will be againsuggested, it was thought.
from a ship with a sling and automatically-
releases It as it reaches the
water has been invented by an Englishman.
A Bingle davit which launches a boat Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Adv.
Portland's first annual
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Bill Apperson's Boy
Bill Apperson's boy thought he knew
it all just as you probably did at his
age. But Bill's boy found out that he
didn't know much after all just as
you probably did. It's a grand little
picture !
Coming Saturday Margeurite Clarke in "A Widow by Proxy'