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TIIE MORNING OREG ONI AN, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1930
J. K. GILL
SOLD FOR S150JH1
I. Holsman Makes Deal With
REMODELING IS SLATED
Extension of Lease to Be Askefl
by Stationery Firm Time
Expires January 25.
The building at the northwest cor
ner of Third and Alder streets, occu
pied by the J. 3C Gill company, was
cold yesterday by the Masonic Build
ing association to I. Holsman.
wealthy Portland wholesale jeweler,
The actual deal was made May 5
and probably established a record
which will stand for some time in
Portland for the lightning-like ra
pidity with which it was achieved.
Less than five minutes was consumed
in all the preliminaries and no real
tor was concerned in the purchase.
Mr. Holsman called on Karl C.
Brotiaugh May 5. Mr. Bronaugh is
:rand master of the grand lodfye of
Oregon, which is the principal owner
of the property, and a member of
the board of directors of the Masonic
Deal In Quickly Made.
"I would like to lease that building
of yours at Third and Alder," said
"Why don't you buy it?" countered
"How much do you want?" Mr.
Holsman inquired reflectively.
"What will you pay?" was the Ma
"One hundred and fifty thousand
dollars, answered Mr. Holsman.
"It's a deal, subject, of course, to
our f tockholdcrs," Mr. Bronaugh de
Mr. Holsman made a deposit. The
stockholders met yesterday and the
president, William C. Bristol, was au
thorized to transfer the property.
Mr. Holsmnn Pleased.
"I am delighted with my purchase
said Mr.. Holsman. "1 intend to spend
at least $'2",000 in remodeling and
improving the property and shall oc
cupy one floor myself. With the pres
ent prices for rents in the downtown
section, and Third and Alder is within
400 feet of the heart of the city and
at the intersection, or close to the
Intersection of the leading carlines of
the city, I believe the ground -floor
rentals alone will make the purchase
an excellent investment.'
J. K Gill & Co. have a lease on the
buildftig which lasts until January 25.
Mr. ;ill left for the east yesterday,
but V. A. Montgomery, manager of
the firm, was obviously surprised that
the deal to the property had gone
through with such celerity.
Lease Extension Wanted.
"We have no. been advised that the
property has been sold, but if the
report is correct we shall negotiate
with the new owner for a short ex
tension of our lease, until we can
make our permanent plans for the
future," said Mr. Montgomery.
"U is not correct to say the prop
erty Iras been sold said Mr. Bro
naugh. "There's many a slip between
cup and lip. But if Mr. Holsman
pays for the property it is sold. The
sale was authorized."
Mr. Holsman commented tersely
that he "knew a bargain when he saw
one, and there need be no worry as
to whether he would pay for the prop
erty or not."
The building was largely owned by
Masons. The stockholders of the as
sociation are the Grand Lodge of Ore
gon, the Portland lodges and several
private individuals. The building is
about 40 years old, and when it was
erected it was on the outskirts of the
then business section and made quite
sensation in the city. It stands on
50x100 feet and is five stories in
What convinced Mr. Holsman that
he had made an especially advan
tageous purchase was that the 50x50
southwest corner, across the street
from the J. K. Gill company, was re
cently offered to him, he said, for
PE ELL GRADUATES FOUR
Belli ngham Professor Delivers Ad
dress at Commencement.
CENT R ALIA, Wash., May 24, (Spe
cial.) Professor E. J. Klemme of the
Bellingham normal school delivered
the commencement addrees Wednes
day night at exercises marking the
cloe of the school year in Pe E1L
Diplomas were presented to four high
school and 26 eighth-grade graduates.
The school year closed Friday night
in Bucoda with an entertainment in
the Oddfellows' hall. The proceeds of
the event will be used in purchasing
books for the school library.
The Fords Prairie school, west of
this city, closed Friday. There were
nine graduates from the eighth grade.
Next year the ninth grade will be
dropped, these pupils attending the
Centralia high school.
The members of the Rochester high
school graduating class are Edith
Johnson, Lanora Washburn, Marl in
Hastings, Edna Wilson and Donna
Sargent. The high school annual,
"The Rochesterian," has just been is
sued. Lcnora Washburn is editor-in-chief.
BRING SUGAR PROBE
Government to Investigate
Brokers of Nation.
FAIR DISTRIBUTION AIM
Announcement Follows Testimony
Placing Price Responsibility
on Federal Chiefs.
AUTO STRUCK BY TRAIN
Driver of Car Thrown High in Air
But Not Seriously Hurt.
PROSSER, Wash., May 24. (Spe
cial.) Northern Pacific train No. 1,
while passing' west through Prosser
Friday afternoon, struck the auto
driven by Phillip Wamba and, though
damaging the car considerably, did
not injure Mr. Wamba except for a
few severe bruises and a good shak
The car was propelled some dis
tance across the street from the rail
way right of way and Mr. Wamba was
thrown several feet in the air and
turned several somersaults before
lighting on the pavement. The rear
end of the car was mashed in and one
of the wheels torn off.
This makes the third smashup Mr.
Wamba has had during the past few
NEW YORK, May 24. The govern
ment will seek to obtain fair distri
bution of the sugar supply through a
sweeping investigation of sugar bro
kers who ignore conditions of their
federal licenses, A. W. Riley, special
assistant to Attorney-General Palmer,
This announcement followed close
ly upon testimony before the joint
legislative committee investigating
profiteering of Herbert Hoover, who
charged the government with respon
sibility for the high price of sugar
because of its failure to authorize
the sugar equalization board to pur
chase the Cuban crop last year for
6 cents a pound.
The investigation, headed by Mr.
Riley, will begin tomorrow.
Fair Distribution Aim.
"It is our purpose,' he said, "to do
everything in our power to remedy
the market conditions and obtain a
fair distribution of the sugar supply,
even if it must be at the expense of
some non-essential industries."
Mr. Riley said that when sugar
dealers were confronted with the evi
dence of ' violations of their war-time
license agreements, it was the usual
thing for them to attempt to wriggle
out ot responsibility
(Ires within the past 10 days, in an
area bounded by a few down-town
blocks, were the work of a pyro
manlac and not mere "coincidences,"
as at first supposed. Only once, they
said, was the firebug rewarded with
real conflagration. That was last
Saturday morning, when the A. B. C.
Storage company's building was
in every instance, me lire iigniera
pointed out, the fire started In the
basement of the building with the ex
ception of the A. B. C. warehouse,
where no basement was available.
Singularly, the fires were all started
in the same way, from rubbish in the
basement which had been broken into
by the supposed firebug. Thus far
nobody has been found who has seen
GEOLOGIST LAUDS HOOVER
RALPH ARNOLD SATS U. S.
IS IX DANGER.
Credit Given Candidate for Hous
ing Country to Menace of
"To Herbert Hoover belongs the
principal credit for awakening the
country to the dangers resulting from
allowing Great Britain to gobble up
all of the oil resources of the world."
said Ralph. Arnold, geologist and oil
expert, of Los Angeles, who was in
the city yesterday on his way east.
"Hoover, who is the greatest min
ing engineer in the world today, is a
close student of the mineral resources
not only of this country, but of the
world. He recognized the real ob
ject of the British military expedi
tion into Palestine, Mesopotamia and
Persia at their inception because he
knew the wonderful oil possibilities of
these countries. Furthermore, Hoover
realized that our own oil resources
were fast being exhausted with no
new fields coming in in this country
to meet the natural decrease In the
old fields, let alone meet the increas
ing demands for oil. He suggested to
me as early as December of last year
that the situation was a serious one,
was not realized by the people in
When the blood becomes thin a
train of trouble starts. Weak blood
causes stomach trouble and stomach :
distress causes sleeplessness. Lack of ;
sleep brings on weakness and it is not :
long before nervousness, dizziness and I
headaches are experienced.
If you have any or all of these ;
symptoms begin- treatment at once '
with a remedy which attacks and cor- ,
rects the cause of them all. Try the
tonic which Mrs. George Smuck, of
No. 1603 Sixteenth street. Port Huron,
alien., enaorses so highly.
"1 had become badly run down in
health.' she says, "and my blood was
so thin that I had very little color.
Food of any kind caused stomach
trouble. I became bloated and the
distress was so great that I could not
bear to lie down at night. I Buffered
from shortness of breath and there
was a dull aching in my head for days i
at a time. I grew nervous and could I
not keep my hands still.
I was becoming very discouraged
when a friend asked me to try Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and she was so
sure that they would help me that 1
procured a box. In a short time my
appetite improved and I noticed that
food did not cause so much trouble.
As my stomach gained strength I was
able to eat more heartily and the
nervousness and headaches disap
peared. I sleep well now and feel
stronger in every way than 1 have in
a long time. I cannot speak too high
ly of Dr. W imams' Pink Pills."
Write today to Uie Dr. Williams
Medicine Co., Schenectady, X. T., for
the free booklet "Building Up the
Blood." Your own druggist sells Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills or they will be
sent by mail, postpaid, on receipt of
price, 60 cents per box. Adv.
"These licenses are most emphati- I general and. outside the United States
Motor Truck Trip -Made.
COL.V1LLE. Wash., May 24. W. M.
Meyer, leader of the Colville band,
Sunday conveyed the entire organiza
tion of IS players with their instru
ments on a motor truck to Grand
Forks, B. c. where they are to
participate in the "annual patriotic
celebration today. Kight automobiles
carrying representative business and
professional men will go to Grajid
cally still in effect." he added, "and
it is part of the government's task
to bring this fact to the dealers' at
tention." Employment of "economic patent
medicines" as a cure for tlie high cost
of living was attacked by Mr. Hoo
ver. He said what was required was
a definite co-ordination of policies of
readjustment and a policy of seeking
a remedy through studying' conditions
under the surface.
Mr. Hoover Suggests Remedy.
In amplifying his opening state
ment, Mr. Hoover declared there
could be no question that the imount
of speculation and profiteering had
been considerable. He expressed it as
his opinion that the remedy lay in the
reduction of credits and inflation and
in vigorous regulation by the gov
ernment. Mr. Hoover said he believed the
sugar equalisation board should have
been authorized to purchase the Cu
ban crop of last year which would
have maintained the retail price this
year at about 13 cents.
SEATTLE FIREBUG BUSY
Series of Blazes Counted Work of
SEATTLE, Wash., May 24. Officials
geological survey and bureau of
mines, by the governing forces at
Washington in particular.
"There is yet time to save some
thing from the wreck if we can be
assured ot an intelligent administra
tion in the next four years.
"Seems to me some constructive
statesman, such as Hoover, who
knows not only our domestic condl
tions, but those of other countries
having a direct bearing upon our
own and knows what to do to advance
our interests, is the kind we should
put at the head of things.
Commissioner Corey at Salem.
SALEM. Or., May 24. (Special)
H. H. Corey, member of the Oregon
public service commission, returned to
Salem today froi . eastern Oregon
where he conducted a series of rate
hearings. At Pilot Rock Mr. Corey
heard the application of the Inde
pendent Telephone company for an
increase of rates, while at Prairie
City he heard a similar application
involving the tariff of the Idaho
Williams Goes to Washington.
SALEM, Or., May 24. (Special.)
Fred Williams, member of the Oregon
public service commission, left today
for Washington, where he will repre
Forks and Rossland as guests of the of the Seattle fire department today! sent the local commission at the hear
civic organizations of those cities. 'expressed confident belief that six ing of the interstate
mission with relation to the applica
tion of the railroads of the United
States for Increases in freight rates.
Word received at the Salem offices of
the commission indicate that prac
tically every public service commis
sion in the United States will be rep
resented at the conference.
NEW SCAFFOLD IS NEEDED
Work at Prison to Start as Soon as
Primary Result Is Certain.
SALEM, Or.. May 24. (Special.)
Passage of the measure restoring
capital punishment in Oregon will
mean that the penitentiary officials
will have to erect a new scaffold
room in which to execute persons
condemned to death by the courts.
The scaffold chamber used previous
to the abolishment of the death pen
alty a few years ago is now being
usea as a Kitcnen.
Work on the new ecafTold room will
start as soon as the official canvtss
of the vote at Friday's special elec
tion has been completed, according to
$20,000 Awarded Longshoreman.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 24. For al
leged permanent injuries to his back
and leg, received when a sling load of
lumber was toppled over on him last
September 28, a jury in Superior
Judge Tallman's court today awarded
William Buster, longshoreman, a ver
dict for $20,000 damages against the
International Stevedoring company.
Buster had sued for J37.0U0.
Have You Discovered
Army Retail Market?
At 4th and Yamhill Streets
It Will Save You Money
Business has increased so at the Army Retail Store
that a new branch market has been opened for the
sale of Army frozen beef. It is located in the old Fire
house Market and offers the same splendid quality
and extraordinarily low prices that the Army Retail
THE OLD MARKET is, of course, still doing business
and a big business, too, in the sale of meats. If you
are trying to save, go to these markets for your meat!
SOME SPECIAL BARGAINS OFFERED AT pOTH
Columbia River Rising Again.
HOOD RIVER. Or., May 24. (Spe-
commerce com- cial. After a two-day standstill the
Boiling Beef, lb. 8c
Pot Roast, lb. 12 l-2c, 15c
Sirloin Steaks, lb. 18c, 20c
Round Steaks, lb. 18c, 20c
Rump Roasts, lb. 15c, 18c
T-Bone St'aks, lb. 20c, 22c
Flank Steaks, lb. 20c
Flank Boiling B'f, lb. 10c
Prime Rib Roast, lb. 22c
Should'r R'st Beef, lb. 15c
Soup Bones, lb. 3c
Fancy Short Rib Cuts for
pot roast or boil, 10c
U. S. Army Retail Store
Entrance 5th and Pine Sts.
ARMY RETAIL MARKET, No. 2
4th and Yamhill Sts., Firehouse Market.
Columbia river climbed another six
inches here last night and now stanos
at the 17-foot staee. A rise of three
more feet will threaten river bottom
truck gardens. Harry Munemator,
Japanese trucker, has a large gaso-
line engine installed for pumping
seepage water from .his vegetable
aXaXa E N aX
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All Available for Immediate Delivery
For Prices, Etc., Write or Wire
Barde Steel Produ
General Offices: 114- Liberty Street, New York City
R. W. Daily, Dist Mgr.
108 La Salle St.
SPECIAL PACIFIC COAST
Cable Address: Barstepco, N. Y. C
M. BARDE & SONS, Inc.
PURCHASERS OF 300,000 TONS STEEL OF U. S. S. B.