Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 16, 1919, Image 1

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    VOL. LVIII. XO. 18,374
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Poptoffic as Second-Class Matter.
Parson-Aviator Half Way
Across Continent.
Collective Bargaining Is
Uppermost Question.
President Watches Work of
Labor Meeting.
Acad of Central Committee Says
Both Employers and Workers
Are Making Concessions.
WASHINGTON, Oct. ID. Despite
repeated declarations by employers'
delegates that they never would ap
prove intervention in the steel strike,
and insistent demand from the same
gro.up that the labor arbitration pro
posal be disposed of definitely, the
rational industrial conference, voting
as an assembly, today deferred action
on the labor plan pending an effort
by the central committee of 15 to
agree on the question of collective
The motion to defer, made by Ber
nard M. Baruch, chairman of the pub
lic delegation, was defeated under
the group voting plan, the employers'
group voting against it and the pub
lic and labor group supporting post
ponement. Consent of all three
groups is required under the confer
ence rules to validate action. On a
point of order, however. Secretary
Lane, presiding officer, ruled that the
motion involved a question of pro
cedure and not a policy, and there
fore should be settled by a simple
majority vote of individual delegates.
Gary Opposes Move.
Judge Elbert H. Gary, chairman of
the United States Steel corporation
board, and Ward M. Bargess, of
Omaha, Neb., were the only members
of the public group opposing post
ponement, and C. S. Barrett and T. C.
Atkeson, farmers' representatives,
alone of the employers' group, fa
vored the motion. The labor group
was solid for postponement. . .
The central committee was direct
ed to have a report ready when the
conference reconvenes at 2:30 P. M.
tomorrow, but it struck a snag late
today In attempting to define "col
lective bargaining" and made but lit
tle headway during its three-hour ses
sion. The right of employes to organ
ize was generally recognized, it was
said, but no agreement could be
reached on the question of dealing
with non-employes of a company act
ing as spokesmen for the workers.
The committee will meet again to
morrow morning, but it appeared
practically certain tonight that no
agreement would be reached and that
the labor and public delegates in the
committee would ask for more time.
Such action would mean a further de
lay in obtaining a vote on the steel
strike arbitration resolution.
Labor Seeks Acceptance.
Labor delegates said today they
would be willing to drop the steel
strike resolution in case they can ob
tain a clean-cut acceptance of the
principle of "collective bargaining,"
with the right of employes to select
representatives, "just as the compa
nies hire counsel.- Failure of the
conference to arbitrate the strike or
to accept their view of collective bar
gaining would mean disruption of the
conference, some labor representa
tives went so far as to say.
Employers objected to consideration
"under pressure" of such a fundamen
tal principle as collective bargaining.
Herbert F. Perkins of Chicago said
"we cannot be forced or hurried into
arriving at any decision in such an
important matter as collective bar
gaining," while J. W. O'Leary of Chi
cago declared that "clear thinking"
on the issue was impossible with
"other disturbing influences."
After the meeting, employers' dele
gates said that the labor steel strike
at titration resolution was never in
tended for other purposes than to
force recognition of the unions and
their spokesmen, inasmuch as an
agreement to arbitration of the
strike 6y a committee containing
union officials and company officers
would have amounted to absolute ac
ceptanee of the things for which labor
is fighting. .
Great Results Seen.
Charles Edward Russell of New
York, spokesman for the central com
mittee, told press representatives
after the committee meeting that
both capital and labor were disposed
to make concessions and that nothing
had transpired to shake his convic
tion that the conference would ac
complish "great and constructive re
sults." He admitted, however, that
eerious differences of opinion exist
which must be harmonized before the
committee could report.
A tentative agreement was reached
whereby the labor group, it was un
derstood, agreed that the eteel strike
arbitration resolution should be re
ferred back to the committee, to be
brought up later on the floor of the
conference for action.
Meantime, the various groups wil
work on the preparation of an ex
haustive analysis of the causes of
all strikes, Chairman Lane said, and
prepare a programme calculated to
ameliorate conditions. This pro-
(Cuuuluued uu Page 2, Column 2.)
Good Night's Rest and Satisfactory
Day Reported Wife Keeps
President Posted.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. Absence
of any new complication in President
Wilson's illness brought from his bed
side late today thj assurance that he
is "getting better." Elimination of
the recent annoyance cuused by a
slight enlarged gland has removed
the only outstanding obstacle to his
With the exception of the news
furnished him by Mrs. Wilson, the
president hr.s learned 'ery little of
national and international develop
ments, although he is given daily a
general summary of events. Rear
Admiral Grayson, his personal physi
cian, always has succeeded in keep
ing away from his patient informa
tion that might prove trying to his
The president's appetite is reported
to be as good as could be expected
and a recurrence of the glandular
trouble is not anticipated. Only a
moderate rate of recovery is looked
for and indications, official and other
wise, are that the improvement an
nounced today may be continued.
Only the following brief statement
was issued by Rear-Admiral Grayson
at 10:30 o'clock tonight:
"The pre-iuent has hawa satis
factory day."
The headache from which he was
suffering early in the day, it was
learned, had disappeared.
A bulletin issued earlier today by
his physicians read as follows:
"The White House. Oct. 15, 1919,
11:55 A. M. The president had a
good night's rest, enjoyed his break
fast and aside from a slight headache,
continues to mate improvement. The
condition which caused the restless
ness of Monday night and about
which rr. Fowler was consulted, gave
no trouble durin - the night.
President Wilson, despite his ill
ness, remembered that today was Mrs.
Wilson's birthday. In fact he made
preparations for it several days ago.
for it was learned tonight that he
then sent out a member of the White
House staff to purchase a gift. To
day he presented the remembrance
to her.
Wholesalers' Head Takes Back Pre
diction of Lower Costs.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15. There is no
indication of an immediate drop In
footwear prices, J. Frank McElwain,
president of the National Boot and
Shoe Manufacturers' association, said
tonight in a statement in which he as
serted that his remarks at the Middle
State3 Shoe Wholesalers' association
convention here yesterday had been
misquoted. Mr. McElwain had been
quoted as predicting that shoe prices
were due .r a tumble after Christ
mas '
McElwain in his statement said that
"shoe prices have never reached the
high peak represented by the August
price of hides." Although hides have
declined 20 per cent in price since the
August high point, shoe costs have
been based on still lower figures, it
was stated. Desirable leather is also
extremely scarce, he said.
"It is my opinion that shoe prices
for spring will be no lower than at
present," the statement concluded.
Inquiry to Be Begun. Soon as to Re-'
sponsibility for War. !
BERLIN, Oct. 15. (Via Copen-1
hagen.) The tribunal of state, set up
by the government at general re
quest to investigate the question of
responsibility for the war and charges
against leading statesmen and mili
tary leaders alleged to have been
criminally culpable for bringing it on
or continuing it unnecessarily, will
open its sittings this week.
(The direct occasion of the institu
tion of the investigation was a de
mand by General Ludendorff for a
court of inquiry upon the charges
made against him by former Chancel
lor Scheidemann and a resolution of
the national assembly demanding a
general investigation.)
General Ludendorff, ex-Ambassador
Bernstorff and ex-Chancellor von
Bethmann-Hollweg will be among the
first witnesses to be heard.
Cowboys Patrol Flow From Mauna
Lou to Protect Residents.
HILO, T. H.. Oct. 15. (By the As
sociated Press.) A new flow of lava
from Mauna Loa already has wiped
out one ranch and damaged another.
Cowboys are patrolling the wide but
slow flow of the stream to warn
dwellers in the lower districts at the
base of the volcano if the lava ap
proaches them.
Reports were received yesterday
that the movement of lava into the
ocean had stopped.
15,0 0 0 Workers in Municipal Of
fices Demand Pay Lift.
BERLIN. Oct. 15. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Berlin experienced a
new brand of strike yesterday when
15,000 clerical workers in the munic
ipal offices walked out, demanding
higher pay.
The movement is said to have orig
inated in the ranks of the auxiliary
workers, who are dominated by the
i radical element.
Key toZcscow Taken
FK Bolsheviks.
People of City Welcome Army
as Deliverer.
Two Armies Advuuclm Ranidlv
Toward Petrograd and Radical
Government Is Tottering.
LONDON. Oct. 15. Gneral Dent
kine's anti-bolshevik army has cap
tured the important city of Orel, to
gether with thousands of prisoners
and enormous quantities of material,
it was announced in advices received
here today.
Two batteries of bolshevik artil
lery fell into General Denlklnes
General Denikine's communique re
porting the capture of Orel reads:
"Orel was entered after many days
of fierce fighting in which several
regular divisions 'were defeated. The
townspeople welcomed the troops,
falling on their knees and calling out
Christ is risen." East of Orel our
troops debouched on the line Preob-razhenskoe-Turemeff."
SOOO Prisoners Takea.
The communique further reports
series of successes at various points
along the fron. in which some 6000
prisoners and a number of guns were
captured and in one instance an entire
division was' broken up. North of
Pavlosk, on the Don, 225 miles south
east of Orel, the enemj was flung
across the river Osereclo, and 1500
prisoners and eight machine guns
Cossack troops in the upper Don
region forced a crossing to the left
bank of the river on a wide front and
captured 1100 prisoners and a battery.
The staff of one of the Cossack bri
gades took 300 p-'soners. Cossack
troops in the Kri vutchy. region dis
persed a division of enemy troops and
captured 3000 prisoners, five guns and
a number of machine gus.
"Vhiie Orel is 25S miles south of
Moscow, possession of the city will
give General Denikine a secure hold
on vast stretches of territory in old
Russia, as the place is one of - the
most important railway centers south
of the present Russian capitol.
A Russian soviet official statement
received today by wireless admitted
(Concluded on Page 3. Column 1.)
Steamboats Plow Upstream With
Steel-Plated Bows and Wood
Fires, to Make Dawson.
DAWSON. Y. T., Oct. 15. (By the
Associated Press.) Freak Arctic
weather, with the temperature jump
ing from zero to 40 degrees above
today, was breaking the early ice in
the Yukon river and was giving four
marooned passenger steamboats a
fighting chance to escape their winter
trap and reach Dawson before the
final freeze. Two are expected here
The two boats, the Seattle and Alas
ka, which were marooned by the early
freeze about 60 miles below Dawson
today were reported ploughing up
stream through the running Ice. They
had steel plates on their bows and
were burning wood cut by their pas
sengers and crews yesterday.
The steamboats Yukon and Wash
burn, caught on the Yukon flats be
low Circle City. Alaska, may also be
able to reach Dawson, it was believed.
If the warm spell lasts a few days
they will make Dawson without any
Common Sense Directs Church to
Use Newspaper Publicity.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. Oct. 15. (Spe
cial.) The Riverside Congregational
church is the first local religious in
stitution to make an appropriation
for newspaper advertising. W. H.
Boddy, formerly pastor of the Upper
Valley Union church, who was re
cently elected to take charge of the
local congregation, says:
"The advertising columns of the
newspaper offer the most effective
means of publicity. If the church has
an announcement for or invitation to
the public, common sense directs that
the best means of reaching the people
be used. I should prefer that my
advertising attract people to all
churches rather than simply call at
tention to my own."
Serious Crisis Threatened by Short
age of Food.
VIENNA, Tuesday, Oct. 14. (By the
Associated Press.) The food reserves
of Hungary, depleted by Roumanian
seizures, have been reduced to the
danger point and a most serious crisis
is threatened, according to Budapest
. The Roumanians today, the advices
state, attempted to seize some of Pre
mier Friendrich's immediate follow
lowing and did arrest two government
officials. The inter-allied mission
protested against this and other ac
tions by the Roumanians which were
objected to. Reports from the trans-
Danube region declare the Rouma
nians as their evacuation proceeded
have systematically released the sup
porters of the bolshevik regime, who
had been Imprisoned.
. t a
Head of French Government
Emerges' Victor in Bitterest As
sault Ever Made on Ministry.
PARIS, Oct. 13, (By the Associated
Press.) The Clemenceau ministry
was sustained In the chamber of
deputies this afternoon by a vote of
J24 to 132. The premier thus vic
toriously emerged from the bitterest
and best organized assault the min
istry has ever faced.
The chamber adopted the cabinet's
policy on the chronolorlcal order of
the elections, placing the legislative
elections first, on November 1. and
the senatorial and municipal elec
tions In that order. .
For the first time Arlstldes Brland.
the former premier, came out openly
In leading the opposition forces, but
M. Clemenceau's majority was the
largest he had ever received when
the qaestlon of confidence was pre
sented. Preparations had been going on for
months for this test of strength, the
opposition awaiting the ratification
of the peace treaty to make a definite
onslaught on the ministry.
Premier Clemenceau had a bitter
oratorical duel with M. Brland. The
result of the vote makes it positive
that Clemenceau's platform will go
before the people, his opponent's
avowed Intention of forcing a post
ponement of the mandate of the
chamber having failed.
Washington Co-Eds Would Change
AII-Mcn's Law Mixer to Tea.
Seattle, Oct. 15. (Special.) Eleven
members of the fair, sex have enrolled
in the law college at the university
this year, which surpasses all pre
vious records.
Not only have they been accepted
as members in good standing into a
course generally supposed to be for
men. but they are already proclaim
ing their rights and state that the
usual allmen's law mixer will be re
placed this year by some form of
milder entertainment, such as a tea
or a knitting bee.
World Record in Cattle Prices Is
Set in England.
(Copyright by the-New York World. Pub-
lished by Arrangement.
LONDON, Oct. 15. (Special Cable.)
A world record in prices for cattle
was established at a sale of short
horns at the Aberdeenshire show to
day. The first bull calf to enter the
ring was knocked down for $13,261.
The calf was bred by the famous
shorthorn king, William Duthle of
Collynle. This figure is the highest
price ever paid for a bull calf.
Another world record was estab
lished by James Durno, of Uppermill,
who obtained $S778 for a 7 months old
heifer calf.
Lieutenants Kirby and Miller
Crash in Utah.
Major Spits and Captain Smith
Leave Mincola on Last Lap;
Smith's Plane Burns.
CHICAGO. Oct 15. Lieutenant B.
W. Maynard. the "flying parson."
continued his rush through the west
ern skies today on the return trip
from San Francisco to New York, and
between sunrise and sunset had cov
ered 742 miles of the second lap of
the army's aerial derby over the
transcontinental course, spending the
night at Sydney. Neb.
While he was hurrying toward the
eastern goal, two flyers met death in
a 200-foot fall at Castle Rock. Utah.
They were Lieutenant French Kirby,
pilot, and Lieutenant Stanley C. Mil
ler, observer. Their deaths make a
total of seven fatalities since the
start of the race October 8.
Major Carl Spatz and Captain Low
ell H. Smith started from Mlneola to
day at 2:28:18 and 2:31:56. respect
ively, on the return journey to San
Francisco. Captain Smith reached
Buffalo at 6:33:20 P. M., but his ma
chine was destroyed by fire after he
had landed.
lOO Miles Covered.
Lieutenant Maynard, who left San
Francisco Tuesday at 1:22 P. M., cov
ered 356 miles on the first day of his
return flight and 742 miles today,
landing at Sidney, Neb., at 5:45 P. M.,
mountain time. He has 1503 miles
ahead of him. He expects to reach
Chicago Thursday night and hopes to
be la New York before sundown Fri
day. "Lieutenant-Colonel J. N. Reynolds
and Lieutenant H. W. Sheridan landed
at San Francisco at 10:55 and 10:56,
respectively, and Major J. C. P. Bar
tholf landed at New York at 5:28
P. M. Six flyers have now landed at
New York and nine at San Francisco.
Twenty-four aviators are still out on
the first lap.
Lieutenant Alexander Pearson took
off from San Francisco at 2:35 today
and began a chase after Maynard,
hoping to overtake him before he
reaches the eastern terminus.
MLNEOLA, N. Y., Oct. 15. Major
Carl .Spats, flying a De Haviland
"Bluebird" airplane, started on the re
turn trip to San Francisco at 2:28:18
o'clock this afternoon. Captain Lowell
H. Smith, in the same kind of a ma
chine, started on the return trip a few
minutes later.
Weather Delays Start.
Captain Smith's- official starting
time was 2:31:56.
Major Spatz had been on the field
since 10 o'clock this morning, but
unfavorable weather reports from up
state bad delayed his getaway. While
he was considering whether to "hop
off" Captain Smith flew over the
field, having ascended from a neigh
boring field. Major Spatz. thinking
that Captain Smith was preparing to
start his return journey, summoned
his observer. Sergeant Emmett Tan
ner, to bid his parents "goodbye," and
started for Binghamton on the first
leg of the return Journey. '
Captain Smith alighted on Roose
velt field, learned that Major Spatz
had started, and immediately "checked
out" and "taxied" across the starting
line three minutes after Major Spatz.
Lieutenant Francis W. Ruggles is ths
pathfinder in Captain Smith's ma
chine. Lieutenant E. C. Kiel, the third San
Francisco entrant who completed the
first half of the journey here, is hav
ing his machine overhauled and is
not expected to get away until to
SALT' LAKE CITY. Oct. 15. Lieu
tenant French Kirby, pilot, and Lieu
tenant Stanley C. Miller, observer of
airplane No. 4 4, In their transconti
nental air derby, were killed at Cas
tle Rock, Utah, late today when their
plane, traveling westward, fell a dis
tance of approximately 200 feet.
Kirby Instantly Killed.
Lieutenant Kirby was killed In
stantly, according to the manager of
the Rigby ranch at Castle Rock,
where the acldent happened. Lieuten
ant Miller died about 6:40 tonight.
According to the manager of the
Rigby ranch, the machine was flying
high when the engine was heard to
stop and Kirby was seen to float
downward. Suddenly, when about 200
feet In the air, the machine banked
sharply and dived straight for the
Lieutenant Kirby was dead when
ranch hands' reached the machine.
Lieutenant Miller was alive and
medical assistance was Bent for but
he expired before physicians could
arrive from either Castle Rock or
Evanston, Wyo.
Arrangements were being made to
night to ship the bodies to Eranston,
Wyo., there to await directions from
relatives as to further disposal. Lleu
tCouciuded, ou Page 2. Column 2.
Attorney-General Deplores Radical
Use or Old World Methods in
New World's. Progress.
K ASTON, ra.. Oct. 15. Law and or
der must be preserved in America,
and immigrants coming here must
realize that when they reach these
shores the time for the use of force
Is behind them. Attorney-General Pal
mer declared tonight in an address
at Founders day exercises at Lafay
ette college.
"The mistake which seems to have
been made by many who have corns
hers recently from other rarts of
the world." said Mr. Palmer, "is this:
They affect to believe that the gen
eral movement for better conditions
of life In other parts of the world
must have its counterpart in method
In this newer world. They refuse to
see the stupendous advance which
has been made In that movement here
during, the last century by men of
larger minds and broader visions who
preceded them to this land for the
very purpose.
"It is difficult for us to give credit
for sincerity to many of the ultra
radical class-war agitators, who seek
the ohort and rough road built by
force, when they have at hand the
smoother, though possibly longer
route. It is perfectly clear that some
of them are honestly mistaken; it is
equally clear that many of them are
mere selfseekers who would exploit
some of their unthinking fellows for
their own benefit.
"The ingenuity of man has made
the Atlantic ocean a mere ditch be
tween the continents. New inven
tions will make it narrower "still. But
it must always be wide enough to
permit the immigrant, as he crosses
it, to rid himself, for all time, of all
the misconceptions of government
with which the old conditions filled
his mind. He must realize that his
revolution has been fought and won
when he set his foot on American
"His time for the use of force is
then behind him; his time for the use
of intelligence has come.
"Law and order are essential to Im
provement; the law must be respected
and order must be maintained if
progress is expected. I would not ha.i
for a single moment any movement
designed by its promoters to bring
better conditions to any portion of
our people, but I would use all the
power of the people's government to
make certain that such a movement
shall be conducted in the peaceful
and orderly way provided by the peo
ple for the accomplishment of all re
Reforestation Crews Are to Be
Called Out Today.
ALBANY, Or., Oct. 15. (Special.)
Snow and minature blizzards have hit
the Santlam National forest. Only 50
of the 100 acres of burned-over timber
land on south Breitenbush creek can
be planted this fall on account of the
inclement weather.
Supervisor Hall has instructed the
planting crew to finish up half of
the tract and come out tomorrow. The
crew is working within three miles
of the Cascade divide and reports
that snow and wind storms have
been whistling through the forest for
the past three days.
Portland People to Wed.
SEATTLE. Wash., Oct. 13. (Spe
cial.) Marriage licenses issued here
today included: Frank Maxwell Ruth
man, legal, and Carrie L. Kessler,
legal; Charles W. Fuller, legal, and
Mary C. McNlcol. legal, all of Port
The Weather.
YESTKR DAY'S Maximum temperature,
C3 degrees; minimum. -16 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; gentle winds, bccomlm
Orel fslls before Denikine. Page 1.
Flume citizen arrow more defiant to Pre
mier Nittl. Page 2.
Rescue of Christian girls from Moslem
harems big .task. Page 7.
France is worried by president's Illness.
Page 4.
Burleson's alibi Is finally given. Page S.
President Is better and follows news.
Page 1.
Senate has field day on Shantung. Page 4.
Miners set strike but mill mediate. Page 6.
Belgian royalty views wonders of Tosern-
Its valley. Page 1.
Palmer shows error made by Immigrants.
Page 1.
Industrial crisis In America near, says
Ackerman. Page S.
Great Arctic thsw aids Dawson ships.
l'age 1.
Washington conference has knotty prob
lem. Page 1.
Lieutenant reaches Sidney, Neb., on return
flight in air derby. Page 1.
Pacific Northwest.
Politics absorbing topic at club federation
convention. -Page 1.'.
Postmortem examination to determine
cause of Mrs. Miller's death. Page 3.
Keen Interest manifested in coming high
school debates. Page 10.
Joe Benjamin makes good record among
eastern boxers. Page 14.
Wsshington high beats Benson, 24 to 0.
Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Eighty-five cents paid by English buyers
for Oregon hops. Page lil.
Moderate advance in corn options at Chi
cago. Page 21.
Tight money and industrial situation un
settle stock market. Page 21.
New dorks tariff sends charges up
Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Waverley baby home furious at closing
order wuicn 11 unaoie to help
widowed mothers and babes. Page 1.
Stock show promises to tax big exposi
tion building. Page IS.
Wife. 18. says husband. 64, had young
Ideas. Page 10.
Two bridge spans may be closed. Page 11.
Shrine invasion to break record. Page 15.
Hose creation cliriyt t-ne-l l:i auuor of Port
land woman. 1 be 11.
Widows and Babes Made
to Suffer, Is Charge.
Officials at Waverly Say
They Are Unable to Help.
Ulterior Motives Are Charged to
Sonic Who Would Not Allow
3Iorc Babes to Enter Home.
Hardship to mother and babies de
serving of aid is being cau.-ed by the
ruling of the child welfare commis
sion forbidding the Waverly baby
home to receive any further charges,
according to statements issued yes
terday. by officials cf the int,ll;utl.n.
who bitterly attack tHe commission
for its attitude and who intimate Jat
the prohibitory order Is one of rtr
secution. The order originated early last
summer, when an Investigation of
conditions at Waverly home was un
der way.
Wldonrd Mother Knt Taken.
The case which caused the wrath
of Waverly home to break into open
flame arose yesterday, when a young
v.'idowed mother, j At,t arrived fr.m
Pendleton, applied to tno offices or
the baby home in the Broadway
buildir.p. askln; that the officials
care for her three-weeks-old boy
while she recovered her strength and
found work in this city. Owing to
the adverse ruling of the commis
sion, the trustees of the home were
obliged to find quarters for the
mother and her infant at the Barr
hotel, though adequate facilities for
the care of the child are waiting at
Waverley home.
"When I called the offices of the
commission," said Mrs. L. M. Shep
pard, field secretary of the home, "I
was told that Millie K. Trumbull,
who runs the commission, was out of
the city. Her husband, Bernard IL
Trumbull, an attache of the office,
answered the telephone. He told me
that nothing could be done until
evening, when Mrs. Trumbull would
reach Corvallis and a telephone mes
sage could ,be sent.
Itrply Fans Flame.
"Meantime, we had been advised by
Clarence H. Gilbert, our attorney and
vice-president of the Waverly home,
not to admit the, baby unless the
child welfare commission sanctioned
it. ' Reluctantly we told the mother
to take her baby to the offices of
the commission, and she was there
when I phoned Mr. Trumbull.
"I told him that the case was ur
gent, that the mother was weakened
from child-birth and that she had had
nothing to eat since arriving in Port
land. The answer he gave mo made
me furious with anger. How could
she wait, that poor, tired girl, with
her baby in her arms?
'Does that mean that she roust
walk the streets of Portland, hungry
and tired, until word reaches Mrs.
Trumbull, your wife? I asked him.
-why don't she go out and pawn
her diamond ring and her silk um
brella, and why didn't she Btay In
Pendleton 7 was the question he fired
back at me."
No Conrtesy Is Shows,
L. E. Kern, member of the board of
trustees of Waverly home, inter
posed here to testify to th; vigor with
which Mr. Trumbull made his sug
gestion that the mother was able to
aid herself.
"He roared like the bull of Bashan,"
asserted Mr. Kern. "Though he was
talking over the telephone, when he
answered Mr. Sheppard. I could hear
every word he said, as clearly as if
I had the receiver to my own ear."
Angered by the apparent rebuff and
perturbed by the plight of the young
mother. Mrs. Sheppard and Mr. Kern
again sent for the Tendleton woman
and made arrangements whereby she
is to be cared for at the Barr hotel
until the merits of the case are pre
sented to the public or some action is
taken to relieve a situation which
they declare to be intolerable.
Mother Still III.
"Pawn her diamond ring!" ex
claimed Mrs, Sheppard. "A pitiful,
glassy little affair. Tawn her silk
umbrella old and shoddy. What sort
of suggestions are these to make to a
girl who is widowed, who is still ill
from childbirth and who carries her
little boy baby in her arms? They
make my blood boil!"
The order forbidding the Waverly
home to receive any more babies un
til permission is given by the com
mission arose during the investiga
tion early this summer of conditions
at the home an inquiry occasioned
by a fatal epidemic of dysentery
among the small wards of the insti
tution. Both Mrs. Sheppard and Mr. Kern
declare that every recommendation
made by the commission for improve
ments at the home have been fol
lowed out. They point to the fact
that Dr. David N. Roberg, state health
officer, had fully approved the pres
ent management and sanitation of the
home as evidence that the ban should
have been lifted long ago.
Scores of Babies Not Taken.
"We have turned away scores of
babies, deserving - cases," said Mr.
tCouuiudwl on Pa&e 3 Cuiuiun i-
CT 102.2