Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 30, 1919, Page 12, Image 12

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Disagreement Among Property
Owners Causes Delay.
Majority ' Favors Awarding
Warren Company.
Others Want City Work.
The future trend of costs of paving
materials, tne possible capacity of the
municipal paving plant when enlarged
and the demand for Improvement work
performed by the city all entered into
a hearing yesterday on the improve
ment of Pomona avenue and .other
streets. The hearing; was replete with
volcanic oratorial eruptions, in which
both the property owners In favor of
immediate Improvement and those op
posed were accused of unfair methods.
According to papers filed in the city
auditors office. per cent of the prop
rty ownera favor the award of the con
tract to the lowest bidder, the Warren
Construction company, with a bid of
S1-S7 per square yard for the base and
top. The protestants. represented by
43 per cent of the property owners.
favor waiting until next spring when
authoritiea of the munripal paving
plant have promised that the worit will
be done at cost.
For the second time the entire mat
ter waa postponed by the city council
yesterday In order that several legal
Questions which have bobbed up may be
clarified. The first postponement was
made to rive members of the council
opportunity to view the? improvement
City Commissioner Mann attempted
yesterday to effect a truce between the
proponents of the Improvement and the
remonstrators. He also contended that
the private contractors could not com
plete the work until next spring and it
would be better, therefore, to delay the
Improvement until that time, when the
rlty would be in a position to handle
the work.
Price Called Reascaable.
Those favoring the Immediate Im
provement contended that the price of
fered by the urlvate contractor was
reasonable, and that there waa no as
surance to be had that prices of mate
rials would not continue to increase,
thus making; it Impossible to forecast
what ultimate price the city would be
forced to charge, even though the work
waa done at cost, plus 10 per cent for
Overhead charges.
The arguments advanced some
months ago by I'lty Commissioner I'ier,
when the establishment of the munici
pal paving plant was being; argued are
being firmly established as fact. Scarce-
Iv an Imprcvement Is projected but
that remonstrances are made with a
view of having the city handle the
work. The city, according; to City Com
missioner Barhur. la not In a position
to accept any further work this fall,
and It Is known that the output of the
proposed enlarged plant will not be
sufficient to fill the demands of those
seeking Improvements.
In the Komona avenue district Im
provement the city estimated that the
work could be done for 11.40 per square
yard, but no assurances would be given
by Commissioner Barbur that the same
prices would prevail next spring.
osae Prefer City Wark.
Vlrtually all of the remonstrators
gainst the immediate Improvement of
the district told members of the coun
cil that they favored the Improvement,
but desired the city to do the work in
order that they might save the differ
ence between the cost price and the
prlrs charged by the private contractor.
Property owners In favor of the Im
provement contended that 41 property
owners actually living ' In the district
desire immediate Improvement while 29
living In the district are opposed. The
proponents of the Improvement contend
that it is impossible to have wood or
other necessities brought into the dis
trict during the winter months, that
they have been content to stand the In
convenience and discomf iturea for
many years, but are now desirous of
having the Improvement.
Promise has been given by the con
tractors, they say, that the work on the
improvement can begin as quickly as
the contract Is let by the council, and
that the work, or at least the major
portion of it, can be completed before
tne winter rains begin.
Flaat llrarlag; tVrdaesday-,
Final settlement of the question is
scheduled to be made at the council
meeting next Wednesday, although
some property owners favoring the im
provement expressed fear that some
members of the council would again
postpone the settlement In an apparent
effort to sidestep the responsibility of
making a decision.
The improvement district Includes
the following stieets: Komona avenue
from the bluff line to Milwaukie street;
South avenue from East Fourteenth
street to Milwaukie; Yukon avenue
from bluff line to Milwaukie: Martin
avenue from East Thirteenth street to
Milwaukie; Tolman avenue from East
Fourteenth street to Milwaukie: Henry
avenue from bluff line to .Milwaukie
Xuke avenue from East Fourteenth
atreet to Milwaukie: East Thirteenth
street from Henry avenne to Martin
avenue: East Fourteenth street from
Bvbee to South avenue and East Fif
teenth street from Duka to Komona
ISS GENEVIEVE THOMPSON was Dick have returned from a two weeks'
charming hostess yesterday in
honor of Mrs. Clarke Fairbanks, Miss
Margaret James, who left. last night
for her home in Los Angeles, and Miss
Elisabeth Creadick.
The affair was given at the home
of Miss Thompson's sister. Mrs. Joseph
Nathan Teal. Seated around the table
were Mrs. Fairbanks. Miss James, Miss
Creadick. Mrs. Teal, Mrs. Doreey Smith.
Mrs. Leroy Fields. Mrs. Folger John
son, Miss Marshall. Miss Clementine
Hlrsch. Mrs. Vernon Granville and Miss
Fay Nichols.
Among the prominent out-of-town
people visiting here are Mr. and Mra.
Frank Coffin aid Mrs. Ben Walker of
Boise, llr.. Coffin is widely known
throughout" Idaho. He Is one of the
best-known banking men there.
Miss Elisabeth Creadick Is visiting
with Mrs. Folger Johnson at present.
Yesterday Miss Genevieve Thompson en
tertained her at luncheon and Mrs.
Louis Gerlinger was hostess at tea in
her honor.
Colonel and Mrs. Bowen and their
charming daughter. Miss Gladys, will
make their home In Portland. The past
two years they have been In Eugene
In connection with the S. A. T. C. work
there. Now Colonel Bowen will have
charge of the military side of the Hill
Military academy. They will arrive
the middle of September.
Dr. and Mrs. McCalla of Boise are at
the Portland hotel for a few days on
their way home from the beaches.
Mr. and Mrs. John Peters , and son
outing at Seaside.
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Richard Ransom -spent the last
week-end In town with his mother,
Mrs. Etna Ransom.
Mr. and Mrs. Montfe Gwlnn are In
town for a short stay. Mr. Owlnn Is
well known through the northwest, as
he is one of the largest owners of
sheep ranches in this country. They
are at the Hotel Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gerlinger. with
their daughters, will return to town to
morrow for the winter, after spending
a lovely three months at their summer
home in Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. John Claire Monteith
have returned from Seaside, where they
enjoyed a pleasant week-end.
Tomorrow Mrs. John Keating will
entertain at tea for her cousin, . Miss
Isabel Talmadge of Georgia. Miss Doro
thy Parsons, whose engagement has
just been announced, and Miss Eliza
beth Creadick; Mrs. Charles Curry, Mrs.
Edwin Parsons. Mrs. David Beasley
Campbell and Mrs. Dent Morey will
preside at the tea table.
The east side Central W. C. T. U.
will meet today at 2 o'clock at the res
idence of Mrs. B. W. Barzee. 1036 Clack
amas street. Take the Rose City Park
car and get off at Thirty-sixth street.
Election of officers, also visit from
flying squadron.
Mrs. E. P. Holidberg. Charles Swr n
son, Mrs. Helens Swanson, Mr. f.nd
Mrs. C. E. Smith and W. C. Buld are
among the Portland visitors In Tacoma
Race Trouble Clearing House
Started by Morgenthau.
from the Klickitat sheriff, saying that
he had arrested a man giving his name
as George White, and had recovered six
horsea stolen recently from the place
of Joseph Balalr, a reservation rancher.
Jloquiam Lad May lose Use of Hand
following Encounter.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Aug. 29. (Spe-
cial.) A fight between Clarence Par-
I in. 12 years old. assisted by his two
does, and a full-grown bear, which oc
curred at Copalis crossing yesterday.
resulted In the boy being painfully but
not dangerously clawed and bitten be
fore his father came to the rescue with
a rifle and killed the bear.
The dojrs having apparently treed
some animal at the edtce of the home
stead clearing, young Darling went out
to Investigate and suddenly ran Into the
bear. Mr. Darling arrived and killed
the bear with one shot from his rifle.
Young Darling was brought to Ho
quiam for surgical treatment, and may
lose the use of his left hand as a re
sult of the encounter.
Chester Nelson, In lio.-pllal, Asks
Aid in Locating Relative.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Aug. S3. (Spe
cial.) Chester Nelson, a soldier who
is In a Seattle hospital undergoing an
opt ration for an injury sustained In
service, yesterday asked Chief of Police
A. C. Hughes to help him locate a sis
ter. Minnie Nelson or Minnie W'alten
berger, who, he believed, was living
Nelson snys he was born In Kalama
and was one of a family of nine chil
dren. All were sent to an orphan asy
lum, where the soldier remained until
he was 14 years of age. He and his
sister, he says, were separated while
he was still in his infancy.
Alleged Horscthlef Arrested.
TAKIMA. Wash, Aug. 2.- (Special.)
Sheriff Sam Hutchinson yesterday went
to Oo'deale In response to a teterre.
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Dr. II. V. Coe Investigates Property
at Spirit Lake, Wash.
CASTLE ROCK. Wash., Aujr. 19.
(Special.) Dr. Henry W. Coe and party
of Portland are Investigating; the Mt.
St. Helens mines at Spirit lake. Nu
merous 50-pound ore boxes are now
helnp shipped to the Mineral Separation
American corporation at San Francisco
for tests by the oil floater method of
concentration. Although little has been
said as to the work, it is evident that
some degree of thoroughness is being
If the tests now being made prove
favorable, the concentrates will be
hauled In trucks to Castle Rock for
shipment to the smelter.
Railroad Administration Sued.
CHEHALIS. Wash., Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) M. J. and lone Thomas of Vader
have sued Walker D. Hlnes, dlrector-
feneral of the United States railroad
administration. In the Lewis county su
perior court asking damages of 172a
for a buggy damaged and a horse killed
at a crossing, lone Thomas is alleged
to have been seriously Injured. Ernest
Severson, who last January lost a Ford
sedan at the Market-street crossing In
Chehalis also wants damages.
Men, After 12 Hours in Danger of
Capsizing, Land by Rowing to
Shore at Russell Rock.
MA RSH FIELD, Or., Aug. 29. (Spe
ciaL) Details of the burning of the
gasoline schooner Rustler have been
brought here by Captain .H. A. Knight,
formerly of Poj-tland. The Rustler left
Rogue river last Saturday night and
set a northwest course to pass Cape
Blanco reef. Early Sunday the fire
was started by backfire from the en
gine. The craft and cabin above
the engine-room soon were burning
The crew, consisting of Al Holden.
Lyman Wolfe and Walter Wlnegar,
fought the fire for a time until it be
came so dangerous that they gave it
up. iney ivaa delayed so long they
were unable to launch the lifeboat.
which was surrounded with flames, and
resorted to escaping in a duck scow.
which fortunately was on board.
The scow had only a three or four
Inch free board and the occupants in
the 12 hours they were rowing to shore
expected to be overturned at any mo
ment. They landed Sunday at Russell
rock, at Euchre creek, far below Port
Orford. and reached the shore through
the pounding surf. .None of the men
suffered any Injury.
Civil Jurisdiction Is Extended Over
Small Towns Situated Xear 1
-' Bolshevik Frontier.
Centralia Labor Unites With Gran
gers in Holiday Celebration.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Aug. 30. (Spe
cial.) A parade, in which 14 unions
have entered floats, a picnic dinner,
sports, speaking and two dances form
the programme of the Labor day cele
bration to be staged in Centralia Mon
day under the auspices of the Lewis
County Pomona grange and organized
labor. First aid and mine rescue con
tests will be put on by teama of Tono
and MendotAcoal miners.
The speaK?rs for the celebration in
elude Mrs. Ina P. Williams, of Yakima;
Louts president of the Seattle re
tail clerks: C. R. Cottrell, a King
county granger, and-E. F. Chamber
lain of Puyallup.
W. F. Moore's Body Discovered in
Hotel at Seattle.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) William F. Moore, age 30
years, a brother of John R. and Quince
Moore. Centralia restaurant men, was
found dead last night in a Seattle hote
according to word received here this
morning. Quince Moore, accompanied
by Edward Newell, a local undertaker,
went to Seattle today to bring the body
here for interment.
According to report, Sam J. Dicker-
son, also of this city, who was with
Moore, is being held for investigation.
The Lyric opens Sunday. 1 P. M. Adv.
If you blink
and squint
the sunlight is probably too strong for you.
We have the Crookes and other lightly
tinted glasses which relieve the eyes of glare.
They can be supplied with lenses ground
to any prescription. -
Or, if your normal vision is correct, we
can supply you with tinted glasses which
have no effect upon the eyesight.
145 Sixth Street.
Floyd F. Brower, Mgr.
Phone Marshall 819.
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llshed by arrangement.)
VILNA, Aug. 7. The American mis
sion to Poland has had concrete re
sults in this town in developing a get
together spirit between the Poles and
the Jews for the settlement of race dif
ficulties. It has induced both parties to
sit down and agree as to the nature of
the difficulties between them and then
to formulate a plan or a better under
A meeting between the civil author
Ities and Jewish leaders was held dur
ing the visit of Henry Morgenthau to
Vilna. Mr. Morgenthau's role as peace
maker followed a thorough lnvestiga
tion by him of Jewish complaints, into
which he went so scrupulously that the
Jews were satisfied and the Poles rec
ognized the Justice of his findings.
Troubles Traced to Arrests.
His inquiry showed that the troubles
came through arrests by military com
manders who were not responsible to
tne civil authorities. The practice was
stopped and no arrests are permitted
except by order of the district attor
ney. Commissioner Osmolowskl, then
invited the Jews of the eastern dis
tricts to confer with him and the
leaders of all the Jewish societies, ex
cent the radicals of the Bund, whose
sympathies were so frankly anti-Polish
that they laid themselves open to the
Polish charge of bolshevism.
The followers of Rabbi Rubenstein
and Dr. Szabad, the two most Influ
ential Jews In- Vllna, have indorsed
Commissioner Osmolowskl's plan for
local government.
Releaee of Jewa Proposed.
General Pilsudskl In order to show
the Polish good faith is prepared for
the release of all Jews who were ar
rested at the time' of the taking of
Vilna, except those against whom there
was strong evidence. The Jewish
leaders impressed upon the commis
sioner that Jews do not feel safe, par
ticularly In the small towns near the
bolshevik frontier. The new plan ex
tends civil jurisdiction over those dis
tricts and tends to remove the fear.
The united Polish-Jewish meeting
ended in a luncheon, with Commis
sioner Osmolowskl as host. The Jewish
speakers declared that a new sentiment
favorable to Polish citizenship had
been created, in which the Jews would
Much talk has been heard of Ameri
can influence In behalf of the Jews,
since Mr. Morgenthau was here. There
s no doubt that Jewish distrust of the
Poles has been lessened, and the Poles
are glad that the district attorney's
office has been made the clearing
house for racial troubles.
Eugene Houses 13 Planes During
"Fire Patrol Shift.
EUGENE. Or., Aug. 29. (Special.)
With the arrival of five big DeHavliand
airplanes for the forest fire patrol
service in western Oregon, 12 army
planes were at the Eugene aviation
field at one time a few evenings ago.
The seven Curtiss machines that had
been used in . the patrol service were
sent here from Roseburg and Salem,
their former bases, and the next day
started for Redding, Cal., where they
will be stationed for similar service.
-Your Daily Bread-
and Ours
"Profiteering" that was one of the false charges which certain members
of the so-called "Fair" price-fixing- committee placed against the bakers.
They did bo without facts or in deliberate disregard of them. The accusa
tion was published far and wide, and one afternoon newspaper followed
this up later by a fake front page "news" story that the bakers had raised
the price of pastry "20 per cenjU"
Then to "cinch" the case and prove the existence of a trust it ended its
. "news" article as follows:
"The big five' claim they do not fix prices. The simultaneous raising of
everything but bread by the big five companies can therefore be explained
only by telepathy."
The facts are that the price of pastry was not raised at all. The
prices of the bakers were not increased on any bakery product.
The newspaper which published that wholly false report
knows that its "news" was made out of whole cloth and was
and is utterly untrue. But does the public know it?
It does not.
Has the newspaper played squarely and honestly, either by
the bakers or its readers? Has it shown a desire to give the
people the facts and let them judge for themselves?
It has not.
It is from such sources as discredited members of the price-fixing com
mittee, the politicians and other irresponsible profiteers in popularity that
such charges as "trust" and "profiteers" have been hurled at the bakers.
Instead of making even a legitimate profit the facts are that
many of the bakers are losing heavily.
This would have been proved to the satisfaction of everybody if the "fair"
price-fixing committee had accepted the bakers proffer to pay for an
audit of their books by a certified public accountant. But the committee
declined, to do so. It preferred to say the price of bread was "fair" without
. meeting the facts which PROVE THE PRICE IS TOO LOW.
Does the public know that bakers are getting paid from 9 to
9 cents a loaf in eastern states?
' Does the public know that a loaf of bread would sell for about
6 cents if the flour were supplied to the bakers without charge?
Does the public know that Portland bakers pay far higher
wages to labor than the eastern bakeries?
Does the public know that the cost of materials is higher in
Oregon than it is in the eastern cities where the bakeries are
charging the price which the government says is fair?
Does the public know that Portland bakeries receive less than
8 cents a loaf and the materials in the loaf alone cost more
than S cents? v
It does not.
Facts are bothersome things. Profiteers in popularity will
have no more of them than are absolutely necessary.
When the public knows the facts the limelight dims and
they who seek its rays know it.
Master Bakers' Association
Wife Blames Too Much Temper.
CHEHALIS. Wash., Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) Homer Jandrall is made de
fendant in the Lewis county superior
court here in a suit begun by Grace
Jandrall. who is suing him for a . di
vorce. They were married in February
last at Centralia. An ungovernable
temper. Jealous disposition, cruelty and
abuse are alleged. Plaintiff, claims
that she was obliged, after trying for
a time, to live with her husband, to
leave him and abide with her mother,
her health being badly shattered.
Cathlamet Naval Man Home Again.
CATHLAMET. Wash., Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) Herman Linquist returned home
yesterday from service in the navy.
Mr. Linquist enlisted in the navy in
June, 1917. He has been across the
Atlantic six times and for the past 10
months has had continuous service on
a freighter in foreign waters. He has
been twice promoted and the ratings
on his discharge are exceptionally high.
Bull Has Fight With Hay Kake.
CASTLE-ROCK. Wash.. Aug. 29.
(Special.) Milan Burt has a Jersey bull
that is a fighter. In search .of an
opponent the other day, he spied a hay
rake that had been left in the field. He
shook his head and roared at it, but
the rake made no reply, and Mr. Jersey
sailed in and banged It all over the
field and smashed it into flinders. The
lighter made as much racket as
was a wreck;
but the bull escaped un-
Saturday Is Misses' Day
in All Departments
The miss who is preparing her wardrobe
for college or university would do well to
select her apparel
Today and Tuesday
Introductory Sales Events for Portland
Women, Visitors and Newcomers
Planned to emphasize the gratifying pos
sibilities of shopping in this establish
ment where every factor of service con
tributes to the pleasure of shopping, and
where the merchandise is chosen with the
purpose that patrons may indulge per
sonal preference always with the assur
ance of absolute correctness and. intrinsic
Throughout M Departments Special
Opportunities Are Presented
for furthering acquaintance with the
facilities of H. Liebes & Co., and its dis
tinguishing type of merchandise.
For this event these advantages are sup
plemented by special prices offered on
merchandise purchased expressly for
underprice selling or taken from regular
stock and reduced, in many cases, for the
sale only. For all sale items we must
withdraw the usual privileges of return,
C. O. D., exchange and approval.
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"Prayer flags" are a unique labor
saving device employed by the people
of Tibet. The flags are suspended on
long lines, and while they are moving
in the breeze they are supposed to be
recording prayers for the benefit of
freight train on a plank road. The rake those who put them up.
Half Price Blouse Sale
An attractive grouping of WASH blouses of batiste, organdie,
voile, linen, striped madras and dimity offered today and tomor
row at HALF PRICE. Values from 2.45 to $15.
These are exceptional values and are this season's goods.
Fine opportunity to secure a few extra blouses at remarkably
small cost.
A lot of georgettes and crepes de chine for $6.95.
In this assortment are excellent qualities in all the SUIT
shades brown, navy, black, taupe, cuba, bisque and the ever
popular flesh and white.
For the athletic matron and maid there is a charming array
of plain-tailored models, in high and low necks, specially priced
at $4.95.
These BLOUSES are on sale in both SHOPS.
Chas. F. Berg, Vice-Pres. and Mgr. THE WAIST SHOP
309 Morrison Street Portland Hotel Court
ogue Patterns Just Received.
You Are Invited
To A Birthday Party
To Be Given By
Lipman, Wolfe & Co.