Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 30, 1919, Page 6, Image 6

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    THE 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAX, SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1919,
6
DISQUE
READY TO
ALL CRITICS
Spruce Officer Seeks Voice in
Northwest Hearing. .'
CROSS-COUNTRY TRIP MADE
Ut of Witness Is Submitted to
Committee to GItc Light on
Misrepresented Facts.
Brlce P. Dtsque. quit ft jronbl
In his suit of civilian business out
he vu in the uniform of & brijeadier-
general. and with a distinct fiffhtlng
Kleam la his eye. Is In Portland to ap-
Deir before the conjtresslontl commit
tee of spruce production inquiry and to
answer his critics in person.
Mr. Disque. former commander of the
spruce divif ton and president of the
spruce production corporation, whose
policies in producing; spruce have been
widely assailed by northwestern lum
bermen, ex-soldiers and a host of minor
critics, came all the way from 'ew
York to be on the ground when the
Portland inquiry began. He arrived in
this city Thursday flight and spent
yesterday conferring with Colonel C. P.
Steams, his successor in office, and
other members of his former staff.
Srnce leaving the spruce division he
has taken a position with G. Amslnck
Jfc Co. of New York and is chairman of
the board of directors of that company.
Letter Seat to Mr. Frear.
Mr. Disque's first move In the Port
land Inquiry has been to send a letter
to Chairman James A Frear of the
congressional committee, requesting- an
opportunity to be. heard in behalf of
'the spruce production corporation and
to answer with his own voice the
charges that have been leveled against
him' and his policies.
Mr. Disque, In an Interview yester
day, said:
My presence In Portland is doe to a desire
to a.tt the committee to a complete uoder
tAxidms of the pruc problem and a natural
human dmlrc to b oa the around when
one's character and food nam are assailed.
No mao ever labored more conscientiously
to earn and drrv the good will, confi
dence and co-opermtlon of his fellow coun
trymen than I did while serving the jcovern
pieni hre during the war. A. mot the en
tire northwest Rave me such confidence and
co-operation and I will not rest' until K Is
acknowledged that that confidence was justi
fied and that 1 did not betray the trust
that was placed in me.
There are two reasons, ether than per
sonal, why I Intend to stay with this thins
until it is settled beyond a possibility of a
doubt.
First It Is already a moat difficult task
to induce men of ability to enter the gov
ernment's service. Everywhere yon go you
find men who are. equipped to administer
city, county, state and federal Jobs abso
lutely reiusins; to be considered for election
or appointment becaune they have before
them constantly examples where capable and
honorable men's characters are assassinated
by political enemies merely to win an elec
tion or by (rafters or shoe-string- promoters
who employ the most insidious and ruthless
propaganda and will go to any extreme to
get a man because he would not be used.
The result la that, except In time of war.
ioit of our governmental positions are filled
by men who sek the Job Instead of men who
are sought. That is why we are pot solving
the big, urgent and vital problems upper
most la the minds of Americans today.
Juty to Northwest Felt.
I be I. eve m the fair-mindedness ef the
American people and 11 Is npon that quality
that I shall depend in an effort to show
that decent naa may yet serve this country
and retire with a name wUv u their sons
will never be ashamed to en.
Second Having enjoyed such whole-hearted
co-operation and confidence of the people
in Oregon and Washington.' I feel It a duty
to convince them that It was Justified. You
have been fed on rumors, insinuations, half
truths and whole-cloth lies about the spruce
production dtvislnn for several weeks and I
know that In this age of propaganda that
you can shake the faith of a mans best
friend if you hammer on one Idea long
enough and nothing Is done to refute It.
I refrained from replying to the attacks
that have been made upon me and my asso
ciates because most of them have been so
ridiculous that I could not believe that peo
pie would give much credence to them, and
further. I thought It best to let out all the
rope that might be used for subsequent
us wherein I hone to hnng up a few exam
ples to others who will perjure themselves
to satisfy a personal spite.
The trouble is that most of the olsy
gentlemen have stepped under the cloak of
a congressional Inquiry, where they may
talk with unbridled license, because their !
remsrks are considered by the courts as
privileged communication, for which they I
cannot be proeecmei. srep r prrjur;,
which ts known to all lawyers to be a dif
ficult thing to prove. Another trouble Is
that they are not facing the man about
whom they talk, he has no right or oppor
tunity to erws-examine; they may. under
eth. use such terms as .'inefficient," "in
competent "favoritism." csar-llke terms"
and "wickedly wasteful" -without first
qualifying as experts and without even hav
ing shown an acquaintance with the man
about whom they testify, to say nothing of
vne mas of information and conditions
which actuated him in his work.
Type mt Critics Considered.
We all know that type of man: he Is
the kind who will be the first to Jump
Into a lifeboat of a sinking ship and then
find fault with the methods of thoe who
are trying to repair the leaks and save the
but what T started to say was that I
bad the confidence of these people up here,
1 want them to give it to the next man
who needs it In city, county, state and
federal service, and this they may hesitate
to do If tbey are left la doubt on this spruce
question.
The world progresses em confidence, and
the more of It we give and take the more
rapidly and effectually w solve our prob
lems. 1 think we all feel that America
has been running too far away from that
atmosphere. We have come to a time when
It is almost seennd nature to ascribe im
proper and seliish motives to the acts of
public officials and our democracy cannot
develop or endure under such conditions.
I am here to do all that I can to cor
rect H.
The letter Chairman Frear of the
eoneressional committee of Inquiry. In
which Mr. Disque requests a hearing;
and names certain witnesses whom be
desires summoned, is as follows:
I have come across the continent for the
purpose of assisting your committee to ar
rive at the facts concerning spruce produc
tion while you are here la the northwest
where the subject Iias become one of pub
lic Interest, end whir I feel that my evi
dence Is nf,-ry In order to prevent a
misunderstanding in the public mind of our
operations.
I understand that you have stated that
the committee would call me upon im re
turn to Washington, but by the time you
get back to Washington, at the rate things
pavo been going, the people of the north
west wilt have been fed upon so much false
evidence and dastard ;y Insinuations that a
Shadow will have been cast over the sprue
production division and the character of my
ae f and those associated with me wlil hve
suffered.
It is here Hi the northwest that we worked
and it Is here. I believe, that we won and
earned the confidence of decent mn. and
It is properly and necessarily here rhat w
must see that no misrepresentation of the
motives and accomplishments of the spruce
production dn is on and the I'nlted States
Spruce' production corporation are permitted
W go unchallenged and unanswered.
I therefore request thst 1 receive an oppor
tunity te present the facts regarding spruce
production to your committee before It leaves
Portland 1 a. so request that unless thry
bave a i ready testified, you call before your
committee before It leaves Portland the fol
lowing gentlemen, without whose evidence H
Is impossible to come to a true and accurate
understanding of all the facts which hsvc
been misrepresented In that portion of your
hearings which hs already come to my at
tention, vis:
Uestanaat-Colonel G. E. Breece, Charles
ton. W. Va.
- ijeutenant-Cefone! Reuben Hitchcock.
Williamson building. Cleveland, O.
" Major Frank O. Eamon, 1101 Ford build
Inc. Detroit, Mich.
Captain Alton T. .Roberts, Marquette lUch.
Colonel Samuel G. Sharfle. care adjutant
general of the army. Washington. D. C.
Major John V. Bay. care adjutant-general
of the army. Washington, D. C.
llamr F. W. Ladbetter Plttock block,
Portland. Or.
Maior W A Welch. Have rst raw, N. T.
Major R. 8. Eskrldge, care Tacoma Power
ft Light company. Tacoma, wasn.
Major K. S. Grammar. Walker building.
Seattle, Wash.
Major Watson Eastman, care western
pMnarmM mmMllt. Portland. Or.
Major Mott lawyer, care C. M. A Bt It
R. Seattle, wasn.
Captain L I. Wolf. 210 Main street. Para-
gould. Ark
Major John C. Cow din. Equitable building.
New Tork City. M
Captain J. Van D. Crisp, care Henry Tord
company. Petrol t. Mich.
Mark B. JKeed, She! ton. Wash.
Wllltam M. La do, care Ladd ' Til toe
bank. Portland. Or.
J. j. rtonovan. Beiiragnam, wasn.
Amos Benson. Portland. Or.
George 8. Long. Weyerbauser Timber com
pany. Tacoma, Wash.
A. L. Paine. AOeraeen. w asn.
Thorpe Bahcock. Aberdeen. Wash
Nell Coooey. Cosmopolls, Wash.
R. T. Brown. Henry building. Seattle,
Wash.
Victor H. Beck man, Tacoma. Wash.
Alex Poison, Hoqulam, Wash.
W. B. Ayer. Portland. Or.
R. E. Brown, Fischer-Body company, De
troit. Mich.
H. S. Mitchell, Portland, or.
Thomas Hutchinson. Hoqulam. Wash.
Ralph Burnaide, Oasco building. Port
land. Or.
Howard Jayne. Gaaco building, rortiana.
Or.
John B. Teon, Portland, Or.
W. C Carey. 10 Broadway. New Tork
H. B. Earllng. L. C Smith building, Seat
tle. Wash.
Major F. S. Howes, care commanding gen
eral, western department, San Francisco.
Lieutenant Kerrigan, intelligence depart
ment United 8 tales army, Washington, D. C
Testimony Held Essential.
The story of spruce production cannot be
understood without the evidence -of the
above-named gentlemen, and from the rec
ords of your committee's proceedings that I
have seen to date I would state that it
would be A miscarriage of Justice and a mis
use of investigating: possibilities to permit
a considerable proportion of the proceedings
of your committee to stand unrefuted by
the testimony that the above-named men.
and only they, can give your committee.
Furthermore, the reputation of a large
number of the gentlemen named above Js
Involved and again permit me to say that
it Is Involved here in the northwest and
in all fairness It is here that they should
be heard.
It has not been mr privilege to see a rec
ord of all the proceedings of your committee
and that portion which I have seen covers
so wide a range of activity and Includes
such a Drenonderance of advance criticism
that in fairness to ma and tne omcers ox
mv organization a most thorough ana com'
lets answer must oe anwoe, x ni win in
volve reference to coiuminous recoros ana
warily involve much time which your
committee probably cannot aford to give
during its-actual hearings.
Full Answer Is Promised.
Will you. therefore, permit me to suggest
that I can beat bring the facts surrounding
our operations, particularly those which your
committee will require to arrive at correct,
conclusions as to testimony a! read y given.
by .receiving from you a summary of an
adverse criticism and all adverse opinion
that members of your committee may have
at thla time, to which I will give the com
mittee complete and comprenensive answers
supported by such documentary evidence as
1 may have. This paper should properly
take the form of an affidavit from me for
filing and Incorporation in tne recoros oi
your committee.
l would then wish to be called before the
committee for such verbal evidence as might
be necessary to clear up any questions of
doubt or for any other purpose.
This procedure will save much time tor
all of us and eliminate the possibility for
argument over language. It will give the
commute and the public Information, the
substance of which will not be a matter of
doubt.
Mar I at this time, in view or tne import
ance of this investigation to myself as well
aa mv associates, request that you be good
enough to supply me with a complete copy
of the records or the proceedings ot your
committee to date and hereafter as pre
pared daily?
This entire matter having oecome n" e
public information and ot particular interest
the northwest, l am taking tne uoerxy
ef paasing a copy of this letter to the press
after having posted It to your address.
With sincere assurance that it is my soie
ambition at this moment to assist your com
mute to as complete an understanding of
nruce operations and. If possible, to convey
to them every knowledge of the motive un
derlying our acjivities that I, myself, possess
nd with the hop tnat tma, tne xutn in
estlratlon of our war work, may be really
unprejudiced, perfectly colorless proceeding
o get at the truth without an inference in
ny direction. Io.lowed oy a ctean, square.
disinterested snd manly finding. I shall
await your pleasure at the above address.
0. S. SPRUCE MILLS
Northwest Operators Far Be
hind in Stock Output.
PORTLAND INQUIRY OPENS
Probe. Committee to Inspect $1,000,-
000 Plant at Toledo; Disque
Arrives to Answer Charges.
Continued From First Page.)
D
LETTER OX SPRT7CE RAILWAY
IS READ IX SENATE.
General Declares Const r net ion Was
Planned and Executed Without Ap-
proTal of Milwaukee Director.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Aug. 29. Denial that John D.
Ryan had anything to do with authoris
ing the construction of an extension of
the Milwaukee railroad to a spruce
camp in Clallam county. Washington,
was made in a letter from General
Brice P. Disque. former head of the
spruce production division, read in the
senate today by Senator Thomas of
Colorado.
The Disque letter said that the exten
sion of the railroad was found neces
sary weeks before John D. Ryan was
appointed director of aircraft produc
tion and before he had ever heard of
Ryan. The proposal to build was taken
up. he said, with the Milwaukee rail
road, which refused to construct the
line, saying it could be of no advan
tage to the company. However; when
he later called upon the railroad ad
ministration in Washington urging tha
construction of the line President
Byram of the Milwaukee accompanied
him, the letter set forth.
The railroad administration Is said
to have declined to undertake the ex
tension, whereupon Disque said he de
cided to build the line out of aircraft
funds. This made it necessary, he said,
to see Ryan, who had Just been ap
pointed director oT aircraft production
and whom he then met for the first
time. Ryan, he said, promptly informed
him that he was a director of the Mil
waukee railroad and could not consider
such a question. Ryan never discussed
It with him. he said, and absented him
self from the meeting of the aircraft
board at which the construction of the
road was authorized. Disque also de
fended his choice of the Siems-Cerey
company to build the road and absolved
Ryan from any connection with, that
matter.
A dispatch from Portland. Or, say
ing that the -house sub-committee In
vestigating aircraft production had
recommended an action to recover the
cost of building this line from John
D. Ryan caused Senator Thomas to
read the Disque letter.
453 ACCIDENTS REPORTED
Six Men Are Killed, Week's Oregon
Record Shows.
SALEM. 'Or, Aug-. 2.-r-(Special.)
There were a total f 453 accidents
reported to the state industrial acci
dent commission during the week end
ing August 18. of which 420 were sub
ject to the provision of the work
men's compensation act. Nineteen
were from firms and corporations that
have rejected the provisions of the
law. and 14 were from public utility
corporations not subject to benefits
under the act.
The fatalities included Peter Han
sen. Portland: George F. Allen, Pueblo.
Colo.: Alva Frailer. Marcola; William
Overton. Portland; Fred Rich. Newport,
and Harry Allen, Cottage Grove.
- Head Tne Oregonlan. classified ado. ,
due to- rough water in Hecate Straits,
where the hareres were tossed about in
the shadow turmoil, so that two months
were spent in getting all necessary
equipment to the scene. Actual opera
tions began In March. 118, and sped
forward to Jveavlly increased output.
"We Droduced and delivered apoui
8.00O.000 feet of finished spruce stock
in November, 1918, when we were in
atructed to complete the month de-
nnft. the Kipn I no- of the armistice."
testified the witness. "Our output or
finished aircraft stock had reached a
monthlv total of 4.000.000 in October.
"What amount of spruce logs had
vou cut?" asked Chairman Frear.
"All together, a little over zuu.uuu.uuu
feet, " answered Mr. renaieton.
Half of Logs Rafted.
Amplifying his description of spruce
production on Queen Charlotte island,
Mr. Pendleton informed the committee
that about one-half of the logs were
converted into lumber and sent to the
mainland cut-up mills by ship, while
the remaining one-half were rafted in
rafts of the Davis type, a patented pro
cess of interwoven cable, and the huge
cigar-shaped masses towed to the mills
of the mainland, at distances irom auu
to 175 miles.
"Such rafting is a: well recognized
method of transporting logs, similar
to that employed by the Goodyear com
pany on Clallam bay, is it not?" in
quired Chairman Frear.
"Same thing," answered Mr. Pendle
ton. Testimony at Seattle had been to the
effect that the Olympic Peninsula
spruce could have beefi brought down
the Hoko river, and rafted in Clallam
bay for transportation to Puget Sound
mills, at a much smaller cost than by
the Slems-Carey-H. S. Kerbaugh line
of government logging road to Port
Angeles and the 1. 200.000 cut-up mill
of the spruce production corporation,
also constructed by Siems-Carey.
Of 75 rafts of spruce logs thus towed
to the mainland, but one raft was lost
at sea, and that through defects of In
ferior cable, testified Mr. Pendleton.
Later a second raft was lost, its logs,
however, being rejects, or material
unfit for airplanes.
' Coat ot Railroad 13,000 Per Mile.
"In your operations up there did the
government undertake to erect saw
mills., construct railroads, and so on?"
pursued - Chairman Frear, for the
evident purpose of defining more clear
ly the contrast between Canadian
spruce operations and those decreed by
the spruce production corporation in
Oregon and Washington. .
"No, sir," replied Mr. Pendleton. "We
built one short road of six miles, on
the west coast of Vancouver island, to
reach a small body of spruce. ' That
was all."
"What would the average cost . of
that road be at that time?" asked
Chairman Frear.
About $6000 per mile for grading."
was the answer. "Probably about tl5,-
000 per mile when completed.
"Would you have thought that $115,-
000 a mile, or even $90,000 and $70,000 a
mile, would be in excess of reasonable
cost of construction?" continued the
chairman.
"Ye: sir," answered Mr. Pendleton,
without hesitancy.
In the Seattle hearings of the con
gressional committee, it had been
shown that the government's spruce
road In Clallam county, Washington,
built by the Siems-Carey-H. S. Ker
baugh corporation, cost approximately
$115,000 a mile, while the two Lincoln
county, Oregon, spruce railroads cost
$90,000 and $70,000 a mile respectively,
as built on cost-plus contracts.
Civilian Labor Employed. '
The witness told the committee that
every logger in the Canadian opera
tions employed his own civilian labor,
and that at no time were soldiers em
ployed in the logging camps.
"There wasn't a ma.n in uniform,"
stated Mr. Pendleton.
"Where were the men In uniform,
who went from British Columbia?" In
quired the chairman, with a lift of his
eyebrows.
"Why, overseas," answered the
witness.
"But we had 30,000 men in uniform
here. In the spruce division," com
mented Chairman Frear. "Would It
have been necessary there?"
"No, sir. Our theory was that in
order to get this thing through quickly.
we should go to men who were doing
the work in small units, the individual
loggers. We had 140 such contracts,
down to operations employing as few
as two men. We considered this meth
od to be more economical and expedi
tious. When we had finished we had
no equipment on hand and no lumber.
to speak of.
At this Juncture Chairman Frear
asked the witness If he was familiar
with the logging firms of the Olymplo
peninsula the Goodyear company and
Merrill & Ring, receiving an affirma
tive reply.
"If men of that kind had been let
Into the production of spruce in this
country, what would you say as to
the rapid increase in production of air
plane spruce r the witness was asKed.
I would think they could do It bet
ter than anyone else," replied Mr. Pen
dleton. "We had several tenders for
cost-plus operations in British Colum
bia, and refused them. There were no
cost-plus operations in our pro
gramme."
Towage Eminently Feasible.
Representative Magee questioned the
witness closely as to the practicability
of rafting logs and towing them to tne
mills, from the camps of Queen Char
lotte island. He elicited testimony that
towage was eminently feasible in the
British Columbia operations, and that
it had proved successful in every way.
"I don't suppose it is your purpose to
pass on the merits of any controversy
that may exist here?" inquired Repre
sentative Lea, democratic member of
the committee, with reference to all
contrasts that had been shown between
the Canadian system of spruce logging
and that placed in vogue by Brigadier
General Brlce P. Disque, former head
of spruce production in Oregon and
Washington.
"Not at all," answered Mr. Pendle
ton. "What was your total output of air
craft lumber?" asked Representative
Lea.
"Somewhere around 2S.500.000 feet of
spruce In finished airplane lumber," re
plied the witness.
Comparison Held Unfair.
Mr. Pendleton hers observed that any
comparison of the output of the Amer
ican northwest with that of British
Columbia would be misleading and un
fair unless the proportions of tha in
dustry, as represented in the two dis
tricts, were made known. He was
asked to give his opinion on this point
"Approximately; British Columbia
would get but one-tenth ae much lum
ber as Washington and Oregon," said
Mr. Pendleton.
It was at this point that Chairman
Frear and Representative Magee,
through dual questioning, developed
the apparent fact that the British Co
lumbia operations were far more pro
ductive, in proportion to the industry
represented, than those conducted un
der direction of the spruce production
corporation in Oregon and Washington.
It was ehown that but 143.000,000
feet of spruce lumber, not finished air
plane stocks, was produced in Wash
ington and Oregon during; the war
period of one year and seven months.
Approximately 15 per cent of this
would be graded as finished airplane
stock, after careful selection, the wit
ness thought. He was sustained in
this opinion by Chairman Frear, who
drew attention to the fact that Great
Britain, in a single instance, had re
jected 60 per cent of a shipment of
airplane stock from the United States
Method of Logging Told.
The British Columbia operations,
though in proportion but one-tenth as
large. It was Ehown In contrast, actu
ally bad supplied 26,500,000 feet of ac
cepted spruce airplane stock in the
brief period embraced from March to
the-end of November, 1918.
"What was your method of logging?"
inquired the chairman.
"Practically all by donkey engines,"
said the witness. "We had very little
railroad facilities.
"You went right Into the woods and
pulled out the logs, did you not?"
"Yes, sir."
"In this effort by the spruce pro
duction corporation," followed up Mr.
Frear, "they built one railroad at a
cost of about $113,000 a mile, to get
out the logs and ship them 56 miles
to tidewater. That would be a very
unusual operation in British Columbia,
would it not?"
"Very unusual," agreed the witness,
"In other words," summed up Rep
resentative Magee, "you took advan
tage of the knowledge and experience
of men who had spent the larger part
of their lives in practical logging; and
lumbering?"
"We did," answered Mr. Pendleton.
Though he protested against it. Mr.
Pendleton was induced by Chairman
Frear to permit the recording of a
letter received by him from Major Aus
tin P. Taylor, director of spruce pro
duction work in British Columbia, on
behalf of the imperial munitions board.
In this letter Major Taylor expressed
deep appreciation for the service and
sacrifices of Mr. Pendleton, as super
intendent of spruce production, and
declared that Mr. Pendleton's Intimate
knowledge of coast lumbering condi
tions had been a determining factor in
the success achieved,
Ena-llsk Salary Received.
"Did you receive any recognition of
what you had doner' asked Chairman
Frear.
"I received several very nice letters
and an English salary," replied Mr.
Pendleton.
"But did you receive any material
compensation?" insisted the chairman.
"Instead of a dollar a year, as was
customary in some Instances in Amer
ica, they gave me an English salary,"
explained the witness. "Here it is."
He tossed a single English sovereign.
a gold coin now quoted at $4.21 in
American exchange, across the table.
On the side reverse from the royal head
it bore the inscription:
Dept. of Aero Supplies
to
F. R. Pendleton :
In payment 1
For Services (tendered
Austin C. Taylor
Director
Imperial Munitions Board.
And that's worth more to you, Mr.
Pendleton, than any compensation that
could have been offered you try the
government?" hazarded Chairman
Frear, when the wage for Id months
service in direction of British Colum
bia spruce production, had passed from
hand to hand.
"It is." agreed Mr. Pendleton.
Loggers Feel Humiliated.
"Were you ever asked In any way to
contribute to the production of Ameri
can spruce, by this organization that
had its headquarters In Portland?" con
tinued Chairman Frear.
'No, sir," was the reply. "I attend
ed several of the meetings .held here,
but did not find anything that was or
any material benefit to us in British
Columbia. They operated in a little
different way down here. I found the
loggers humiliated that they had not
been asked to undertake the task."
Mr. Pendleton, reviewing the Cana
dian spruce operations in British Co
lumbia, for the Imperial Munitions
Board of the British government, said
that prewar logging operations in
British Columbia extended 150 miles
north of Vancouver, but that there was
a scarcity of spruce in that district,
and what there was appeared to be un
fit for aircraft stock.
Cruisers were sent out to investigate.
Upon their return they reported a fine
stand of excellent spruce timber on
Queen Charlotte island, 500 miles north
of Vancouver, B. C, and 100 miles from
the mainland. It was there that Mr.
Pendleton and his associates deter
mined to start operations, but not un
til March, 1918, was the timber actually
moving in any quantity to the mills.
Furnishes Stnmpage.
Experienced loggers, testified the
witness, were informed of the govern
ment's needs, and were asked to move
their equipment to Queen Charlotte
island for Immediate operations.
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tion, and in a short time the eruption
was gone. I used Resinol Soap with it
and it quickened the action of Resinol
Ointment You can get both from
your druggist."
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FIVE
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HILARIOUS
COMEDY
MARGUERITE CLARK
in
"A WIDOW BY PROXY"
What could you expect from an "actress person"? Not
much, opined the spinster sisters Pennington, who had
gone to seed on their family tree. So Gloria dabbed her
eyes for a "dead husband" who never existed and all
around it was serious, but so funny that you'll laugh all
through it and chuckle when you think of it afterwards!
TODAY AND ALL WEEK
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Stumpage on the island was furnished
by the Imperial Munitions Board, at a
rate of $6 per thousand for No. 1 logs,
and of 12.50 per thousand for No. 2.
The loggers themselves were paid at
the prevailing- market price for logs,
less the stumpage cost, advanced by
the government. All the operations on
Queen Charlotte were selective log
ging. Mr. Pendleton testified that the
stumpage rate was not excessive, when
it is considered that it covered all dam
age to other i timber, damage necessi
tated by the selective process.
We figured that we had enough
spruce in sight to last us another
year," testified the witness.
"The only possible way to produce
spruce," he answered another question.
'was to have it done by loggers wna
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CECIL TEAGUE
in special Wurlitzer accompaniment and Vy'nj" iljte'
in Concert Recital tomorrow at 1:30 P, M. . jSwCrVj tVi3si7r? I
Programme follows: vlJi"-' H
March "Lorraine" .....Ganne
Caprice Viennoig r Kreisler "
Peer Gynt Suite ....i Greig f. .
Overture "Light Cavalry" Suppe "" "'