Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 06, 1919, Page 16, Image 16

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    TIIE MOUSING OKEGOXIAX, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1919.
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FAIL ON COMPLAINTS I
Meeting of Housewives Turns
on City's Present Code.
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AMENDMENTS HELD NEEDED
Father O'Hara and II. M. Estcrlv
Are Heard In Measure's Defense,
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Failure of apartment-house tenants
to appear at the housewives' committee
hearing at the central library yester
day afternoon with complaints led to
the turning of discussion toward the
housing code adopted last April. An
explanation and defense of the measure
was given by f ather E. V. O Hara ana
H. M. Ksterly of the municipal housing
committee. The attack was led by
Robert Johnson of the Portland Jour-
Father O'Hara said he could not con
celve of any way in which the code
should hamper the building of apart
ments and laid the blame for the short
age of accommodations .rather on the
cessation of building operations in the
Daft four years.
"This situation of a shortage of places
In which to live has come about in a
perfectly normal way." he said. "A
number of old houses are now out of
commission and have been withdrawn.
The city Is filled with blocks where
the buildings are jammed together so
tight that the light can t get in.
of the new apartment-houses
kitchens built on dead air shafts,
ing places for germs. Our code requires
light In the rooms of buildings where
people live. There are no provisions
in it that have not been duplicated in
other cities. We have done no pioneer
lng In passing this ordinance.'
luaterly Defends Code,
Mr. Ksterly admitted fewer apart
ments had been erected since the pas
sage of the law. but held that the
trouble rests with a failure to under
stand its true purpose.
"We had no mercenary or selfish mo
tive in preparing it." he said. "I hold
that we are right In limiting residence
buildings to six stories, requiring a 40
per cent yard around them, so that they
are not Jammed against other struc
tures, and in asking that bathrooms be
built on the outside Instead of opening
onto three-foot-wide vents.
"When the people who have com
plained to our board have put their
objections In writing, we noticed that
thev simDlv melt away when we ex
plain the trouble. They find that build
ings must not be put up for the sole
purpose of making money to the oetn
ment of those who will live in them.
These rules have been established by
men of many years' experience In other
cities."
Mr. Johnson pointed out that the
trouble lies in the failure of the com
mittee to agree on amendments which
would encourage the .erection or apart
ments. None of the builders, he said,
object to a housing code, but they do
want it modified.
"The increase in population demands
that we should have more apartments.
he said. "We have been told that
some of the committee wish to do away
with them entirely and thus encourage
people to own tlwlr own homes, borne
of us have to live close in and this
Isn't entirely convenient."
Waiting Lists I'alveraaL
Mrs. J. C. Othus. one of the members
of the housewives' committee, said she
had found every apartment bouse has
a waiting list of 40 or 50. A number
of them of whom she made Inquiries
concerning how much rent they are
charging refused to telL
Mrs. Henry Cave, chairman, described
some of her efforts to get figures on
rents, which met with little success.
She said many people had telephoned
her of being ordered to move out on
short notice, when they were "t aware
of the regulation requiring ten days'
warning before the rent was due.
The only specific complaint made
yesterday against any apartment was
the Altoonia, where a 10 per oent In
crease. It was alleged, has been made
recently. Mrs. Cave said she had tele
phoned this place, but had been unable
to get satisfactory answers from the
manager, who demanded to know why
anybody else should mix In her private
business.
The complaint against this particular
place Is that some tenants' rents were
increased and others were not and
that for the amount apparently put in
npkaep. present charges are unfair.
Tenants who are dissatisfied are ex
pected to move out. it was said.
Mrs. Cave said she is also lnvestlgat
Ing reports against the Trinity apart
merits.
Those still desiring to have their
apartments investigated are asked to
make this known at Tuesday's house
wives' meeting.
Charming En7 Whelfl, In ncene from Foola and Their Money.9 vrhirh will
open this morning at 11 o'clock at the Star theater.
Burke in "Sadie Love," her new picture.
at the studio at Fort Lee, N. J., he had
to escape out the second story window I
down a rope made of sheets tied to
gether. Sheet ropes get all twisted up
and when Joe applied his weight to
them they commenced to untwist. There
was the poor chap dangling in mid-air,
twirling around like a top. It made
him so sick he didn't care what hap
pened, so he let go and dropped a story
on a mattress. It took him a day to re
cover. He tried it successfully the next
time.
TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Peoples Frank Mclntyre, "Too
Fat to Fight."
Majestic Tom Moore, "Just for
Tonight."
Columbia William Uussell, "This
Hero Stuff."
Star Emmy Whelen. "Fools and
Their Money."
Liberty Vivian Martin, "The
Third Kiss."
Strand Evelyn Nesbit, "My Lit
tle Sister."
Circle John Barrymore. "The
Test of Honor."
Sunset Jack Plrkford and Louise
Huff. "Sandy."
COLONEL MAY IS HEARD
Albany Veterans Listen to Some of
Overseas Experiences.
ALBANY. Or, Sept. E. (Special.)
Colonel John L. May of Portland, com
mander of the Third Oregon regiment
In France and for many years officer
of the Oregon national guard, related
overseas experiences to the Albany
camp of Spanish War Veterans at a
meeting in the armory here Wednes
day night. Colonel May is a Spanish
war veteran, having commanded Com
pany B of the Second Oregon volun
teers in the Philippines.
The meeting was in honor of Alex
Ginty, a member of the local post, who
Is moving to California. After a din
ner a social session was enjoyed, fea
tured by Colonel May's talk.
HOP PICKING HAS BEGUN
Acreage in Lane ot Large, bat
Quality Good; Price High.
EUGENE, Or.. Sept. 5. (Special.)
Hop-picking has begun in some of the
yards of Lane county, although the
work has been somewhat retarded and
there has been some Inconveniences
during the past two days because of
the rain.
While the acreage In Lane county Is
not aa large as in former years, the
quality Is excellent. The price has gone
as high as 54 cents a pound. James
Hayes, who has been in the hop busi
ness here for many years, says It will
cost 10 cents a pound to harvest them.
ASTORIA NEWS TO SUSPEND
Publication to End Indefinitely Fol
lowing Editor's Removal.
ASTORIA. Or- Sept. 5. (Special.)
Following the action of the Astoria
Central Labor Council in removing
Clara M. Irvin as editor of the News,
as a result of the campaign of the
American region againsi me radical i T
utterances of that paper, the labor I !
council has decided to suspend the I
publication indefinitely.
FOOFS and Their Money," the lat
est comedy-drama In which
Emmv Wehlen is starred, will
be the attraction at the Star theater
this week, commencing today.
The play offers a decidely original
plot with many unexpected and com
plicating situations. The story is that
of a society-seeking wife of a munitions
millionaire and a family of century-
old aristocrats.
The social climber, bedecking herself
with all the glory that money can buy.
sets out to purchase a place in society.
Although she obtains a home adjoining
a family high in the social almanac, she
soon finds that the gulf which divides
them can never be bridged.
The daugther of the blue-blooded
family, however, is tired of her hedged-
in social groove, and In the absence of
her parents decides to embark on an
adventure of her own. The project is
supervised by that wily young person,
Cupid, who recognizes no social laws.
The consequence is a breezy romance
as fresh and fragrant as a day in
spring. J
Miss Wehlen, is charming as the
young aristocrat and she is ably sup
ported by such artists as Jack Mulhall,
Charles Mailes, Mollie McConnell. Will
iam V. Mong, Betty Patterson, Gerard
Grassby and John Stepling.
The play was directed by Herbert
Blache and made under the personal su
pervision of Maxwell Karger, director-
general.
Screen Gossip.
Marguerite Clarke has been on loca
tion with Walter Edwards as director
for exteriors of "Luck in Pawn," her
new vehicle. The little star is now on
her third western-made production and
enjoying it.
Bob Moore, one of the assistants to
J. X. Naulty in New York, spent his va
cation taking a cross-continent non
stop spin to establish an automobile
record. Mr. Moore made a record for
himself in the Lafayette escadrille.
German plane punctured his gasoline
tank and he fell 10,000 feet. After
spending eight months in a hospital he
returned to work with no other visible
injury excepting slight nervousness. He
won a number of decorations, among
them the crolx de guerre with two stars
and a palm.
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Marlon Davles will star In "The Cine
ma Murder." Nigel Barrie will support
her. "The Cinema Murder Is by E,
Phillips Oppenheim. Francis Marlon
wrote the scenario and Robert D. Baker
was the director.
Jed Prouty will never make an avi
ator. He had a horrible experience re
cently. While playing with Billie
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Lee Daly.
An expression commonly used
by theatrical people when their
particular number catches the
fancy of the audience and several
encores are demanded is that they
"stopped the show."
Lee Daly, who is playing John
ny Hicks In "The Time, the Place
and the Girl," this week at the
Alcazar theater, the other night
took a little nap after the mat
inee and the hotel clerk failed to
call him. It was only when the
curtain was to go op that he was
missed, as it is seldom that he Is
not In the theater long before it
is time for the performance. The
curtain had to be held 15 minutes
to allow, him to put on his make
up. Needless to say that everyone
poked fun at him. and after tak
ing it all, Mr. Daly said. "Well,
you will have to admit that I did
'stop the show.' "
Arthur Shepard, one of the original
staff of the Lasky studio, when it was
founded some six years ago, and who
has since held the position of head of
the scenic department, has gone to Lon
don to take up his chosen profession
of painting.
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Tue largest number of extras ever
appearing in a comedy are In "Back
Stage," the new Fatty Arbuckle comedy.
An entire theater, practical to the last
detail, front and back, was built with
a seating capacity of 1000. The entire
action takes place in a single act.
Houdini has been doing stunts for
"The Grim Game." The star practiced
new death-defying feats every day and
got to the studio before 8 o'clock to
get in an hour's exercise to limber up
for the forthcoming scenes. Irvin Wil-
lat directed. Ann Forrest is leading I
woman.
George Fitzmaurice, who has directed
all of Elsie Ferguson s recent pictures.
had charge of the production, "On With
the Dance," which marks the return
of Mae Murray to the Famous Players
Lasky corporation as a star. The pro
duction was filmed in the east. "On
With the Dance" is a play by Michael
Morton which was originally produced
at the Republic theater. New York, and
enjoyed a successful run during the
season of 1917-18.
A chandelier that automatically drops
letters on a table at certain intervals
was necessary for . the production of
"Teeth of the Tiger," a new picture.
With the aid of the works of an old
clock and a little ingenuity, one was
constructed which would foil Sherlock
Holmes, to say nothing of the chief of
police. The works are so skillfully con
cealed that detection by the casual ob
server is impossible.
Since Bessie Barriscale and Howard
Hickman announced a year ago their
purpose to trot the globe and to film a
picture as they trotted, nearly hair a
score of stars have declared tneir in
tention of doing the same thing. The
latest is William Farnum, who will
circumnavigate under direction of J.
Gordon Edwards.
One of the big situations In Bayard
Veiller's mystery melodrama. "The
Thirteenth Chair," which has Just been
completed as a photoplay, reaches its
climax during a period of total dark
ness. The author is said to have con
ceived the Idea one night when he was
full of inspiration but did not have
quarter for the gas meter.
Douglas MacLean and Doris May have
commenced work on the story "Mary's
Ankle," which will be the third of the
comedy dramas to be released with
these vivacious young people in the
principal parts. The continuity for this
was written by Luther E. Reed.
Although the layman doesn't know
much about it, the fellow who works
on the stage of a vaudeville theater
and who is referred to as a "stage
hand." generally has a hard time. He
must please the manager he works for,
the people who work for the manager,
and the public that pays the manager.
In the latest comedy. Back Stage,
Fatty Arbuckle is connected with the
village vaudeville theater In the ca
pacity of stage-hand, property man, bill
poster and general factotum, all rolled
into one. He is first seen hauling up
scenery and then as a bill poster.
For more than a week the house of
Pickford has been in astonishing tur
moil. The lease has expired on the
place where the Pickfords have lived
fur a year and the family is moving
out. Mary and Lottie and Baby Mary
and Mother Pickford and every chattel
they possess are en route from the big
white house of Italian renaissance ar
chitecture to a yet bigger house of
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Marah Ellis Ryan, one of America's
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four big stories to be written during
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One of the Chinese highbinders who
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eral scenes of the "Adventures of
Ruth," walked up to Harry Haskins,
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Guard Officers Named.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Sept. 5. (Spe
cial.) Company A, Marshfield national
guard, has new officers, appointed by
Captain Ben S. Fisher, to fill vacancies
along the line caused by the removal
from Coos Bay of First Lieutenant Wil
liam Goodrum. Those named at the
regular meeting of the guard include
Carl Larson, second lieutenant; Dun
can Ferguson, first sergeant; Guy Tor
rey, sergeant; Edwin Scott, corporal;
Clye Dindinger, corporal. Captain Fishe(
announced promotions hereafter wouli
be from the ranks in all cases, and ad
vised the company that drill is here
after compulsory.
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