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TITE MORNING OREGONIAX, TUESDAY. MAT 11, 1920
REDS CAUSE UPROAR
AT SOCIALIST MET
struggle in behalf of human civili
zation "The socialist party co-operates
with similar partita in other coun
tries and extends to them its full
A committee of five to confer in
Washington with Attorney - General
1'almer and Secretary Tumulty in an
attempt to obtain amnesty for po
litical prisoners, was appointed.
It is planned to have the com
mittee stage a mass meeting in Wash
ington, which will be made a part
of the convention. Sessions will be
adjourned here today and recon
vened in Washington Saturday.
The convention instructed its com
mittee also to call on Secretary of
War Baker on behalf of conscientious
objectors now in federal prisons.
For the Children's Lunch
and Between Meals, Too
Conservative Programme is
CONVENTION IN TUMULT
BALLOT MMS DISCUSSED
C. C. CHAPMAN TALKS OX REF
Committee Demand for Distribu
tion or Wealth Does Xot Satisfy
Those Who Want Holshevism.
NEW TOItK. May 10. The Illinois
delegation to the convention of the
socialist party of America, shouting
for the radicalism of German, French,
Italian and Russian socialism, today
tittacked "conservative" leaders and
their platform demands for popular
administration of private property
"for the benefit of all."
Following introduction of a "dec
laration of principles" and party plat
form drafted under leadership of Mor
ris Hillquit, the "fighting minority
from Chicago" led their state's repre-sentatives-into
what may develop into
a party warfare of threatening
aspect, it was stated tonight.
J. Louis Engdahl, Samuel H. Hol
land and William F. Kruse, all of
Chicago, the last two under sentence
for violation of the wartime espionage
act, captained the radical element's
' troops today. When the "Hillquit
platform" was submitted with the
motion that it be adopted, Holland
Sained the floor amid a tumult.
Forriicn Radicalism Wanted.
"I don't like this platform," he
cried. "It contains nothing but nice
phrases. He have had no opportunity
to consider it. Yet Hillquit has the
audacity to move its adoption. What
are they trying to do? Throw it down
Hillquit stated he was following
ordinary parliamentary procedure in
moving adoption of his committee's
programme, opening the way for de
bate. He said, the programmes of the
indeDendent socialist parties of Ger
many, France. Italy and Russia had
been studied, with resultant elimina
tions until the tentative platform
submitted had been brought down to
its present size and shape "to meet
the needs of America in 1920."
Kngdahl in reply declared the plat
form bore "no resemblance to the
programme of our comrades in Ger
many and Russia."
The convention finally voted to go
into committee of the whole to con
eider the platform tomorrow.
Debs Likely Candidate.
The convention set Thursday after
noon for the nomination of candi
dates for president and vice-president.
Eugene V. Debs, now serving 10 years
for violation of the espionage laws,
already has been proclaimed as the
party's probable candidate for presi
dent. A movement to induce James H.
Maurer, president of the Pennsyl
vania state federation of labor, to ac
cept the nomination of vice-president
was started today. Scott Ncaring,
formerly professor of economics at
the universities of Pennsylvania and
Toledo and Seymour Stedman of Chi
cago, general counsel of the party,
are leading candidates for the vice
presldrntial nomination. Mrs. Kate
Richard O'Hare of Kansas City, now
nervinpr two years in state prison at
Jefferson, Mo., is also mentioned.
Uivixlon of Wealth Wanted.
The convention voted to send a tele-
prum of greeting to the striking
miners of Kansas.
The "Jlillquit platform" includes
the following "declaration of princi
pies" over which the principal fight
is being watred:
"The socialist party of the United
States demands that the country and
its wealth be redeemed from the con
trol of private interests and turned
over to the people to be administered
for equal benefit of all.
"The socialist parly desires the
workers of America to take the
economic and political power from
the capitalist class.
"The socialist party, when in con
trol, proposes to reorganize the gov
ernment so as to change it from a
tool of repression into an instrument
of social and industrial service.
"The socialist transformation can
not be successfully accomplished by
political victories alone.
Dnlon .Mrricer FftTOrfd,
"The socialist party does not Inter
fere in the internal affairs of labor
unions but supports them in all their
struggles. In order, however, that
such .struggles miprht attain the maxi
mum of efficiency and success, the
socialists favor the closest organic,
co-operation of all unions as" one,
organized working-class body.
"The socialist party promises to
make family lffe fuller, nobler and
happier by removing the sordid fac
tor of economic dependence of woman
"The socialist party adheres strict
ly to the principle of complete sepa
ration of state and church.
"The socialist party seeks to at
tain its end, by orderly and consti
tutional methods. Violence Is not the
weapon of socialism, but the short
sighted method of the ruling classes.
The socialists depend upon education
and organization of the masses.
"The intellectual and spiritual dom
ination of the privileged classes has
been so strong that they have suc
ceeded in persuading their credulous
fellow citizens that they, the despoil
ers of America, are the only true
"The sociaists emphatically reject
this fraudulent notion of patriotism.
"The socialist party gives its serv
ice and allegiance to the mass of
American people, the working classes,
but this interest is not limited to
"In modern civilization the destinies
of all nations are inextricably inter
woven. "The socialist movement is a world
Xine Measures to Be Voted on at
Primary Considered by Cham
ber of Commerce Forum. .
Nine measures to be voted on at the
forthcoming primary election were
discussed at the meeting of the mem
bers' forum of the Chamber of Com
merce yesterday, sample ballots for
the referendum measures being dis
tributed and the various bills ex
plained by C. C. Chapman. '
Among the five proposed amend
ments to the constitution to be voted
on the speaker mentioned particu
larly the state indebtedness limitation
measure and the Crook and Curry
counties bonding amendment, urging
the passage of both. The good roads
bill, he said, if passed, wourld make it
possible for state roads now planned
to be carried to completion.
In considering the four tax meas
ures to be voted on the speaker ac
knowledged that in their entirety
they added a considerable burden to
the taxpayers, but nevertheless held
that the merits of the four bills de
manded their passage. A serious
crisis in education throughout the
state would result if either the higher
education or the elementary school
measure failed, he said, and the meas
ure for educational aid for returned
soldiers, sailors and marines he char
acterized as a debt of honor. Justice
and humanitarianism call for passage
of the measure to provide a school for
the blind, he said.
GARS COLLIDE, TWO HURT
TWO WOMEX IXJCRED WHEX
Medford Merchant Near Death as
Result of Machine Going
Off Road Into Ditch.
EUGENE, Or., May 10. Mrs. Grace
Van Boskirk Of Cottage Grove was
seriously hurt and Mrs. E. R. Spencer,
wife of one of Lane county's com
missioners, was severely bruised
when an automobile driven by a Cali
fornia man ran into the car being
driven by Mrs. Spencer on the high
way near Walker station Sunday aft
ernoon. Mrs. Spencer said the Cali
fornia car and another coming to
ward her seemed to be racing and
she turned to one side to let them
pass, but the California man dodged
in between her car and the other,
resulting in the collision.
The Spencer car and the one from
California -were demolished. A. M.
Strang, Tom Parson and Ed Shane
were the names given by the three
men and their address is Taft, CaL
MEDFORD, Or.. May 10. Edward
Brown, well-known local merchant, is
near death at his residence in this
city as the result of an automobile
accident .late Saturday night, when
the car he was driving on the Pa
cific highway .skidded on Blackwell's
hill and went into the ditch. Brown
suffered a fracture of the skull. Mrs.
Edward Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Roy
urown and miss Dolly stowell were
all painfully -but not seriously in
CHAMBER TO HOLD DRIVE
Stale Organisation Wants More
.Members and Larger Income.
Hans for, a membership drive are
being prepared by the Oregon etate
chamber of commerce in order to i
crease the size and income of the or
ganization in keeping with its objects
as an instrument for state-wide serv
ice. The campaign has been under con
sideration by the directors for sev
eral months, and it was recently de
cided to call in the services of the
American Citj' bureau of New lork, a
concern engaged in such work
throughout the country.
The American City bureau was
started in 1913. At the present time it
is carrying on organization work in
a number of cities throughout the
country, and is the publisher of tha
American City magazine. The mem
bership drive in this state will be
along similar lines as the drives
which have already been conducted at
Medford, Roseburg. Spokane and Se
attic, and other points, but on s
la rger scale.
Give it what name you like .
- a "Sale of Sales," or
a "Sale of Shirts!"
you'll be right, either way, for men are eagerly choosing"
here from thousands of new shirts at prices, quality for quality,
easily lower than those of any other'shirt sale in the city !
They're right from New York, men and manufacturers
have increased their prices since these were bought. It's Oppor
tunity with a big 0 ! '
$3.50 and $4
Regular $5 and $6
$7.50 and $8.50
Just the fabrics you want woven color madrases, silk stripe .
madrases, silk mixtures, and fiber silks. The sale began yes
terday morning with 4800 shirts on hand. Get yours!
Morrison at Fourth
SUIT TO TEST TAX LIMIT
SCHOOL DISTRICT SUES COU.N-
to compel W. M. Smith, county super
intendent' of schools, to turn over to
the plaintiff district approximately
It is charged in the .complaint that
this sum is the district's apportion
ment of school funds tied up by a
suit filed in the circuit court here
recently to restrain the county from
collecting about $48,000 in taxes
which is said to be in excess of the
6 rer cent limitation statute. The
defendant was given until May IS
in which to file an answer.
It is expected that the outcome of
this suit will not only determine the
Mandamus Proceeding Brought to
Collect $8390 Alleged Due.
SALEM. Or., May 10. (Special.)
School district Ko. 24 of Marion
county today filed mandamus pro
ceedings in the Oregon supreme court
Martin Band in
struments arc of
Ask any musician
of reputation and
he will tell you that
the "Old" Martin
line is first class.
The Martin Line Is
everything' for the
MELODY "C SAXOPHONE
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We want you to see this
remarkable picture. Then
we want you to forget it!
by parents not admitted.
Afternoons and Evenings
Orchestra Matinee at 2:30
Until Friday Midnight
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IET the little ones cultivate a healthy between-meal habit.
Borden's Malted Milk is better for them than Candy, sodas
and cookies, and they like it, too.
Spread it on their bread and butter when they romp in from
school wanting something good to eat. Or make a hot, refresh
ing drink by dissolving it with water or with milk. Kiddies
like it because they know what's good.
In Borden's Malted Milk the best products of farm and dairy
are processed together in the pure Borden way. The way that
over sixty years' experience in the handling and manufacture
of milk products has perfected.
PURITY is maintained throughout the manufacture from the
use of the best grade of fresh, country milk to the tightly capped
container in which itVromes to you.
NOURISHMENT in a concentrated form that is easily digested
made possible by the action of the malt ferments.
PALATAB ILITY, so that it is delightful as a beverage, is at
tained by eliminating the ex
cessive sweetness as well as the
peculiar malt "tang".
Borden's Malted Milk is a
standardized product, result
ing from standardized raw ma
terials. Ask for Borden's and be sure
your cnnaren get tne miiic that vm , Yi
is actually "malted".
THE BORDEN COMPANY
Johnson, Lieber Co., Representatives,
Phone Broadway 1240.
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school district's rlsht to the fund
set out in the complaint, but will de
cide for all time the legality of the
county's tax levy in excess of the
6 per cent limitation.
Read The Orconlan classified ads.
Clatsop Fair Board lcii Named.
ASTORIA. Or., Hay 10. (Special.)
William Larson of the Lewis and
Clark district and J. E. Van of
Brownsmead were appointed by the
county court today to fill the va
cancies on the county fair board. The
other member of that body is Kred
H. l'oole of Clatsop Plains. This
board, of which County School Super
intendent Byland is an ex-otticio
member, will have charge of the state
apportionment for the county fair.
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with Robert Warwick, Carroll McComas, Charles
Ogle and a notable cast. A modernized fairy tale
full of new' situations.
Portland Pronounces it the BEST
Picture Presented in Months
The Author JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
The Producer MARSHALL NEILAN
A big story of the Canadian Northwest
of red-blooded strong men the
Royal Mounted Police and a most un
usual love story.
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