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THE 3IORNING OREGOXIAN, TUESDAY, . 3LVY- 11, 1920
GASOL HE SIIDRTAG
Fuel May Be Cut Off From
FOOD SOURCES IN DANGER
Tractors Idle on farms Scar The
Uulles Astoria Fishing Firms
.Appeal for Aid.
Continued From First l'ase.)
any action on the gravity test was the
statement made by officials of the
oil companies. This shortage will be
general throughout the remainder of
the present year, although it is ex
pected to be relieved in 1921. when
new processes now being installed by
the Standard Oil company at a cost
of $ 1 'J, 0(1 0.0 00 will be in operation.
This new process, the company pre
dicts, will allow the recovery of more
refined products, including gasoline,
from cruiie oil in such quantities that
Ihc company's production of fuel oil
within a year will be necessarily les
sened about 30 per cent or 20.000
barrels a day.
I'ivc-lny Supply i Hand.
However, represen ta li ves of- the
S'midurd Oil company contend that
l.e.au.-e of the estimated SOO-ycar
supply of coal available in the coun
trv, asainst an estimated 20-ycar sup
ply of gasoline, it is more important
i.u increase the gasoline supply, even
if in so doing the output of fuel oil
is reduced to an appreciable degree.
The Standard Oil company, which
supplies from 70 to 75 per cent of the
total gasoline used in the state of
Oregon, has but 140,000 gallons of
50 degrees gravity in storage, a sup
ply which in normal times would be
consumed in 4 or 5 days.
Industries of Oregon as well as
fooil production cannot stop," said
J. K. Kalslcy, sales manager of the
.Standard Oil in Oregon. "If the pres
ent shortage is not relieved in some
manner within the next few days we
will refuse to sell gasoline to pleas
ure cars. This would be a drastic
step and perhaps it would lose us
some friends, but the right-thinking
man will agree that industries and
food production are more important
than pleasure seeking. Before taking
such a step a careful investigation
will be made.
'Conservation of gasoline by the
consumer is necessary, even though
some relief measures are effected.
The running ,of engines in automo
biles when such, vehicles are at a
standstill should stop. If every auto
mobile driver could realize how seri
ous the present shortage really is,
conservation would be practiced at all
TrleErama Ordrt OonscrvgtioB,
Telegrams stating the amount of
gasoline shipped to dealers and
agents of the Standard Oil company
for use during the next three weeks
contained the order of conservation.
This telegram reads as follows:
gallons of gasoline will be
shipped to you within the next three
weeks. This together with your stock
on hand today is maximum quantity
you can receive. Necessary conserva
tion be established immediately with
pleasure-car operators so essential
industries as outlined my letter April
28 may be taken care of. See that
storage resale customers is kept to
minimum. Secure co-operation of all
resale customers in this conservation
in order that production of food prod
ucts is not hindered. Hoarding of
gasoline in this crisis must be abso
All Companies Affected.
At a conference of business men
held in the office of Julius L. Meier
yesterday it developed that the Union
Oil company has 17 per cent less gas
oline on hand than is required by its
customers for the next three weeks.
The Shell Oil company has a com
fortable stock on hand, but this sup
ply must last for a month or more.
and under no circumstances is this
company to relieve the situation by
supplying customers of the companies
now short on gasoline.
Likewise the Associated Oil com
pany is not in a position to take over
the burden of supplying customers
other than its own, it was announced.
Trnotom Stop Plowing.
In The Dalles where tractors used
in the plowing of the grain fields are
idle, there are but 200,000 gallons of
gasoline on hand, a normal 4-day
supply, which must be spread over a
In addition to the danger of crip
pling industries, it is certain that
unless some form of relief can be pro
vided, much danger looms that Port
land will be unable to provide the
entertainment planned for the con
vention visitors in June. The three
national conventions will provide an
abnormal demand for gasoline which
is sought now could not be filled.
Governor Olcott and State Treas
urer Hoff are legally powerless to
suspend the gravity test law, the only
possible relief in sight at the present
time. However, it is believed that j
these officials can recognize an emer
gency, signified in the appeals for
relief from eastern Oregon, Astoria
and other parts of the state, and
agree to waive prosecution during the
term of the emergency.
Oil .lien Auk Document.
Representatives of the Oil com
panies are not satisfied with verbal
assurance to this effect, however,
feeling that a letter by Mr. Hoff,
containing the approval of both Gov
ernor Olcott and Attorney-General
Brown should be given them for pro
tection. If successful arrangements can be
made for the use of gasoline not com
plying with the 56-degree gravity, it
will be possible to relieve the situa
tion by borrowing from California
and "Washington supplies to some de
gree, even though a shortage exists
in these states as well as in Oregon.
Officials of the oil companies have
not thus far speculated on the possi
ble suspension of the gravity test
law. this suggestion having come
from business men who foresee dis
astrous results in Oregon unless
speedy relief is gained. Hence the
officials of the oil companies are at
tempting to handle the situation
purely through allocation and con
The telegram w hich was forwarded
to Governor Olcott yesterday from
Astoria was as follows:
"Important you act immediately on
gasoline shortage by discontinuing
enforcement gasoline gravity law un
til legislature meets in January. As
toria has less than five days supply
on hand. The enforcement of the Jaw
means fishing and canning will stop
on river by tying up about 3000 fish
buats and all cannery tenders. We
ask your immediate action to re
lieve the situation so that ve can
nso same grade us "Washington and
other coast states."
It was signed by the following: As
toria Chamber of Commerce. Astoria
Savings Hank of Commerce, First Na
tional bank. Scandinavian-American
bank, Astoria National bank. Colum
bia River Packer' association. S;ui
born Cutting: company,- Schmidt &
company, S Elmore & company. Tal
lant Grant Packing company. Booth
fisheries. Union Fishermen's Co-operative
Packing company. Barbary
Fish company, Columbia River. Fish
company. Warren Packing- company
and Altoona Packing: company.
W. A. Dalziel, state sealer of
weights and measures, spent the day
in Portland making r study of the
gasoline situation, 'after vhich he
made a full report to Treasurer Hoff.
Mr. Dalzell left Portland last night
for eastern Oregon where he will re
gain for several days in the conduct
Caravan May Be Canceled.
Unless the shortage of gasoline is
relieved the caravan of the Northwest
Advertising clubs to Stockton the last
of this month may have to be given
up and one of the most unique adver
tising stunts ever planned for the
Pacific coast abandoned, according to
directors in charge of tlTe caravan
W. P. Strandborg, head of the "On-to-Stockton"
committee of the Port
land Ad club, spent several hours in
-onference with officials of the oil
companies yesterday; without conclu
sion. A further conference will be
held today and if the oil companies
cannot guarantee that gasoline will
be available at the towns in Oregon
through which the caravan is to pass
the trip may be abandoned. The Wil
lamette valley towns are threatened
with as serious a shortage as Portland,
it is declared, and the trip cannot be
undertaken unless there is certainty
of obtaining gasoline on the way.
THE DALLES TRUCKS ARE IDLE
Farmers and Commercial -Users
Face Critical Situation.
THK nAI.I.KS. Or.. Mn.;- 10. (Spe
cial. J Two developments came to
day in the serious shortage of gaso
line in this city, namely, announce
ment, by the standard Oil company
that there were only 20,000 gallons
of gasoline available for this city
to cover the next three weeks, or
SO per cent of normal .supply, and
the dispatch of a telegram by T. A.
Sanimis Jr., commissioner fourth dis
trict, state board of horticulture, to
the governor asking relief from a
situation which bids fair to hit ag
riculture in " this section a severe
With no adequate supply of gaso
line available and trucks, tractors
and commercial motors placed on
half ration, plowing is being held up
at this critica.! season of the year,
truaks are being laid off and firms
operating commercial motors are
wondering what is best to do.
SALEM SUPPLY NEAR XOKMAL
CITY'S OFFER DECLINED
iXXDS NOT AVAILABLE FOIi
BULB CULTURE STATION.
Standard Oil Only Company Plac
ing Restriction on Use.
SALEM, Or., May 10. (Special.)
The Standard Oil company is the only
gasoline distributing agency in Salem
which has placed restrictions on the
sale of its product in this vicinity.
The Associated Oil company today re
ceived its regular allowance of gaso
line and Is selling it in any amount
demanded by buyers.
The Shell and Union Oil companies
also are said to have liberal quanti
ties of gasoline on hand and have not
restricted the amount that shall be
sold to any customer.
HOOD RIVER TO GET FUEL
Manager Expects Supply Equal to
Third Normal TJso.
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 10. (Spe
cial.) Hood River is without gaso
line today. While he has received
no notice of a shipment. G. W. Peffer,
local Standard Oil manager, says he
is expecting a supply at any time.
"However," says Mr. Peffer, "Hood
River consumers will find it neces
sary to conserve on gasoline. I have
been notified that our station will
be allotted only 16.500 gallons for
the next three weeks". Our weekly
ales have been running around this
Roseburg Allowance Reduced.
ROSEBURG, Or., May 10. (Spe
cial.) Mayor Hamilton was notified
today that beginning with this morn
ing gasoline will be distributed in
limited quantities. Pleasure cars will
be furnished with 20 per cent of tank
capacity, trucks 50 per cent, but
farmers operating trucks qr tractors
may receive full supply. Garages will
be supplied with only 30 per cent of
the normal amount used.
Senator McXary Says Inadequacy
of Appropriations Compels De
partment to Restrict Work.
Work of the plant industry depart
ment of the government must be con
siderably curtailed during the coming
year because of lack of funds, and as
a result the offer of Portland to pro
vide grounds here for an auxiliary
plant experiment station cannot be
accepted at this time, according to
advice received by the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce yesterday from
Senator Charles L. McNary. The sen
ator's telegram says:
"In regard to the offer by Portland
to supply . ground for experiment in
bulb culture and general plant indus
try work, am advised by W. A. Taylor,
chief of the bureau of plant industry,
department of agriculture, that the
department is compelled by inade
quacy of appropriation to reduce work
during the next fiscal year. There
fore, it is impossible to undertake the
work at Portland outlined by you.
Mr. Taylor advises me that the best
that can be ' done is tocontinue on
reduced scale the work for which fa
cilities have already been provided at
Bellingham. "Wash., and Chico, Cal.
NEW PHOJME LINE FORMED
Slate Gulch Company Incorporated
Willi Offices at Pendleton.
SALEM, Or., May 10. (Special.)
The State Gulch Telephone line, with
headquarters at Pendleton, filed ar
ticles of incorporation here today.
The capital stock is J1600 and the in
corporators are V. F. Moore, C. F.
Bloom and W. L. Creswell.
Ira R. Aldrich. C. I. Walker and M.
Sherman Hawk have incorporated the
Methodist Camp Ground association
of eastern Oregon. Headquarters
will be located at Wallowa Lake,
The Northwestern Fruit exchange,
organized under the laws of New
Jersey, has increased its capital stock
from $100,000 to $300,000. Oregon
headquarters for the company are in
The Bend Juniper Products com
pany of Bend has increased its capi
tal stock from $5000 to $50,000.
The Jacobson-Jensen company of
Portland has filed notice of increase
of Us capital stock from $25,000 to
The L. B. Menefee Lumber company
of Portland has increased its capital
stock from S760.000 to $1,000,000.
The Hampton Livestock company
of Bend has filed notice of dissolution.
PATROL HOPES REVIVED
State Forester Gets Message From
Western Department Air Service.
SALEM, Or., May 10. (Special.)
Hope that Oregon forests will be
patrolled by airplanes during the com
ing summer was revived here today
when V. A. Elliott, state forester,
received a. letter from C. H. Ar
nold, at the head of the air serv
ice for the western department, with
headquarters at San Francisco, to the
effect that the patrol might be ex
tended to this state in the event a
sufficient number of planes were
available. In a previous letter re
ceived from Mr. Arnold it had been
stated that the patrol for 1920 would
be confined to the state of Cali
fornia. Mr. Arnold inquired as to the num
ber of schooled observers that could
be furnished by the forestry depart
ment in the event Oregon was in
cluded in the patrol.
Spur Discontinuance Asked.
SALEM, Or., May 10. (Special.)
The Oregon Electric Railroad com
pany has filed with the public service
commission application for an order
allowing the company to discontinue
its spur track and station at Logan
ville, Washington count'.
Health is needed today as never be
fore to keep pace with the increasing
cost of living. The man or woman
whose earning capacity is lowered by
sickness is seriously handicapped, for
debt may be added to his burdens.
No one can afford to disregard the
slightest warning symptom. When
the blood becomes so thin that the
complexion is pale and sallow, when
indigestion and dizzy spells become
frequent, when the slightest effort
seems to exhaust the strength, it is
time to begin treatment with the
tonic which Mr. George Kessler of No.
515 East Ohio street, Indianapolis,
Ind.. used and recommends.
"I became so weak that I had to
quit work," says Mr. Kessler. "I was
run down and nervous and my stom
ach was in bad condition. My nerves
seemed to be completely unstrung and
I had tingling, prickly sensations in
my muscles and fingers. I had fre
quent attacks of indigestion and suf
fered so much at night that I lost
needed sleep and became weak and
"When it seemed as though noth
ing would give me relief I read about
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and procured
a box. I felt so much better after
taking one box of the pills that I con
tinued taking them. In six weeks 1
went back to my work and now feel
as strong as ever. My nervousness
has entirely disappeared and I no
longer have stomach trouble. Had I
known what I do now I should never
have waited so long before beginning
treatment with Dr. Williams' Pink
Write today to the Dr. Williams
Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. T., for
the free booklet "Building Up the
Blood." Your own druggist sells Dr.
Williams' rink Pills or they will be
sent by mail, postpaid, on receipt of
price. 60 cents per box. Adv.
sion of the legislature. Besides this
amount there was due the state from
these corporations and individuals on
May 1 the sum of $2300.22. George C.
Brown, secretary of the state land
board, believes the state will receive
at least $5000 annually as a result of
the enactment of the sand and gravel
"HAPPY" GORDON LEAVES
Paroled Convict to Engage in
SALEM, Or., May 10. (Special.)
"Happy" Gordon, paroled convict,
whose recent employment at the Ore
gon state hospital here resulted in
the walkout of about 25 attendants
on the payroll at the institution,
quietly slipped away from Salem a
few days ago and is now in San Fran
cisco, it became known today. Be
fore leaving the city, however, Gor
don went to Dr. R. Lee Steiner,
superintendent of the hospital, and
informed the latter of his proposed
Gordon is still under restraint of
the state parole board, and under the
terms of his release is required to
report monthly to the secretary of
that body. He is said to have formed
a partnership with another ex-convict
In San Francisco and is engaged in
the painting business.
Is Hoover a
THE national conventions at Chicago and San FrarP
cisco are approaching.
Are the party leaders getting' panicky about the Hoover
Are old party ties breaking, over the prospects of having
"A Great Business Executive As Chief Executive ?"
At any rate the "regulars" are worried. They see the
danger of the voters flocking to the man who offers them
the prospects of more business and less partisanship.
Read this article The " Hoover Menace " in the May
Dr. Frank Grane Joins
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CURRENT OPINION as co-editor with Edward J. Wheeler.
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review magazine of America plus Dr. Frank Crane.
The May issue is a consolidation of The Democracy Magazine and
CURRENT OPINION. The best features of both publications will
be retained with Edward J. Wheeler and Frank Crane as joint editors.
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the War from cvhich we do not seem able to extricate ourselves ?
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much longer in its effort to make Political Capital for the coming
election such a situation may arise. This interesting tangle is pre
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State Derives $644.
SALEM. Or.. May 10. (Special.)
A total of $644.51 has been received
by the state from corporations and
individuals removing sand and gravel
from navigable streams of Oregon,
under a law passed at the 1920 ses-
Statc Patients Klopc.
SALEM, Or., May 10. (Special.)
Christopher Roth, who ws committed
to the state hospital from Multnomah
county last September, and George T.
Holland, who came to the institution
from Portland two years ago. eloped
from the grounds of the hospital late
last night. Both men have relatives
in Portland and the officers there
have been notified of their escape.
The patients are considered harmless
by the officials.
Cherrians to Visit University.
SALEM. Or., May 10. (Special.)
About 100 Cherrians of this city will
leave here early Wednesday by auto
mobile for Eugene and Corvallis to
make inspections of the University
of Oregon and Oregon Agricultural
about 600 head of cattle. Mr. Miller
hopes to make shipment through to
Kort Klamath within the prescribed
legal limit of 30 hours without un
loading the stock.
Cattle to Go to Range.
ROSEBURG, Or.. May 10. (Special.)
S. C. Miller, pioneer stockman of
Dillard, was today loading 19 cars t
cattle for shipment to Fort Klamath
to be placed on his range there for
the summer. This shipment includes
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Tillamook I. W. W. Jury Disagrees.
TILLAMOOK. Or.. May 10. (Spe
cial.) The Jury In the case of Giw I
Hersche, an I. . vv . who was tried
and, being unable to agree, was dis
missed. A new jury was selected and
the case is being retried.
SCHLUTER HELD TO JURY
Alleged Communist Leader I'nder
Bond of $1000.
Saturday, was out from Saturday Herman Schluter. alleged leader of
noon until 11 o'clock this morning I the
communist labor party, who was
arrested on a charge of criminal
syndicalism, was held to answer to
the grand jury yesterday by Muni
cipal Judge Rossman. His bail was
placed at $1000. Schluter was ar
rested on a warrant sworn to by
Walter F. Geren, special investigator,
of the district attorney's office.
Warrants for-the arrest of Schluter
and other alleged leaders of the com
munist labor party were issued when
it became apparent that the govern-
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Facts about the Gasoline Supply
The increasing use o motor
cars, trucks, tractors, motor
boats and other devices operat
ed with gasoline engines is
develoDinsr a demand which
rV threatens a serious shortage or
gasoline. Knowing the facts, do S
what you can to conserve gaso-
line. Use what you must;
w- waste none
ment prosecution, which, aimed at
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Mexico bas had 55 revolutions
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THOUSANDS HAVE KIDNEY
TROUBLE AND NEVER
Applicants for Insurance Often
Judging from reports from drug
gists who are constantly In direct
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preparation that has been very suc
cessful in overcoming these condi
tions. The mild and healing influence
of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root Is soon
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remarkable record of success.
An examining physician for one of
the prominent Life Insurance Com
panies, in an interview on the subject,
made the astonishing statement that
one reason why so many applicants
for insurance are rejected is because
kidney trouble is so common to the
American people, and the large ma
jority of those whose applications are
declined do not even suspect that
they have the disease. Dr. Kilmer's
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stores in bottles of two sizes, medium
However, If you wish first to test
this great preparation send ten cents
to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingkamton,
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The expressions of happiness and
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patients for whom he prescribed the
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the ordinary layman to learn the
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