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THE MORNING OREGONIAX. WEDNESDAY, MAT 26, 1920 '
UNDER SEMITE FIRE
Probe of Campaign Expendi
tures Goes On.
McADOO FUND HINTED AT
i GROCER SAYS SUGAR
BEING SOLD AT LOSS
Reports of $3,000,000 Collection
to Push Ex-Secretary's Inter
ests Not Verified.
WASHINGTON, May 15. In U in
quiry into pre-cohvention campaign
expenditures and pledges of presi
dential candidates, the senate in
vestigating committee dealt in quick
succession today with the candidacies
of Herbert Hoover and Senator France
of .Maryland, republicans, and Gov
ernor Kdwards of New Jersey and
Senator Owen of Oklahoma, demo
crats. from B. M. Baruch, the committee
sought information as to the cam
paign being made in behalf of Will
iam G. McAdoo, democrat, but learned
nothing. Mr. Baruch testified to his
own utter ignorance of campaigns or
campaign financing for any candi
date. John F. Lucey, manager for Mr.
Hoover, said the national campaign
fund raised in behalf of the former
food administrator, amounted to ap
proximately $62,000, with a present
deficit of $4000. exclusive of the
amount spent in California. Ques
tioned by committee members, he said
he would ask the head of the Hoover
campaign in California for informa
tion as to expenses there. C. J. Hep
burn, a Pennsylvania Hoover leader.
said that 20,ooo had been contributed
Support by Weta Sconted.
W. W. Vicks, representing Governor
Edwards, testified to the collection
of $12,900 for his principal and flatly
and emphatically denied that "wet"
Influences, money or individuals were
n, wnnM Via frtrriVT&ri in it
lor senator Owen, J. W. Beller, a
manager, said i 10,4 10 had been col
lected and expressed the opiiion that
more might have been used to ad
vantage. JSenator B'rance told the committee
' he had no manager or funds.
Chairman Kenyon after adjourn
ment ordered notices of the investi
gation sent to Nicholas Murray Butler
of New York and. Governor Coolldge
of Massachusetts, or their representa
tives. When Mr. Baruch went on the stand
Chairman Kenyon of the committee
read newspaper accounts of a fund of
$6,000,000 said to have been raised in
behalf of Mr. McAdoo and mentioning
Mr. Baruch, Cleveland H. Dodge,
Henry Morgentbau, Thfimas Chad
bourne and others as contributors.
Mr. Baruch responded with the state-
' merit that there was not a "scintilla
of truth" in the reports.
Barurt Private Citizen.
Mr. Baruch repudiated the further
suggestion of Chairman Kenyon that
he was "a sort of governmental as
sistant" and said emphatically that he
.was merely a private citizen without
. 'poltical associations or interests or
. governmental attachments.
Mr. Baruch then read a prepared
"X am not, nor have I been in any
sense whatsoever, the managers for
any candidate for the nomination for
the presidency," it said. "Nor have I
hn hp rn s naffpr for anv mrsan who
may be a candidate ior sucn oince.
Neither have I collected, given, prom
ised or distributed any money or
moneys in the interest of any candi
date, directly or Indirectly for this
nomination or for' any person who
may be a candidate far such position
Nor do I know of anybody else who
has given directly or indirectly or
promised to give any sura whatsoever
in the interest of the candidacy of
anyone for the democratic nomination
Mr. Kenyon took a good look at
the statement and said:
"I guess after that, considering the
terms of the senate resolution of in
-. quiry. we havenf anything more to
ask you. Mr. Baruch. It might just
'' be possible that we should call you
I after the convention. That's all."
Corporation Rnled Ont.
The lnauiry into the Hoover cam
inlen ran several hours. Senator
Reed of Missouri, democratic mem
ber oi tne committee, cesirea particu
larly to compare the contributors' list
with the salary roll of the United
States grain corporation, asserting
. that "5000 Jabs" and large contribu
tions were attached to identical indi
viduals. Mr. Lucey and Mr. Kepburn
replied that associates of Mr. Hoover
in war activities and Belgian relief
- work had been very generous. They
had Imposed a $1000 limit on gifts,
they eaid, and had ruled out corpo
rations and banks as contributors.
Mr Hoover had little or no connec
tion with their enterprises, they
' added, and had only been willing
"even to advise and consult them
during the last two months."
Senator Reed and Chairman Ken
yon asked for details of what the
former described as a "hot campaign"
Knll ' Report Promised
Tell me what you want," Mr. Lucey
replied. 'Til telegraph ins: tly to
Mr. Gregory there and have him bring
on the full report. I'll draft the tele
The committee asked for local and
aeneral expenditures in that state.
"Who Is it writes these laudatory
articles about Mr. Hoover in th
newspapers and periodicals?" Sena.
tor Reed asked.
"There is a Hoover publicity
league, with Mr. Edward Lyre Hunt
in charge," Mr. Lucey replied.
"Exactly. I knew there was some
thing," Senator Reed retorted. "Now
about that what have they done?"
"I understand they were giving out
information about Mr. Hoover," Mr.
Lucey said. "The only thing I saw
roSHrSub'tawto01: Sweets Declared Handled to
"Know anything about Mr. Hoover's
publication, the Washington Herald,
or others?" asked Senator Reed.
"Nothing but what I've read," Mr.
Lucy said, adding that he had only
read about ''plans for a Hoover news
paper to operate during the Chicago
B. M. Baruch, who appeared for
W. G. McAdoo. democrat, of New York,
was the first witness at the after
Mr. Baruch told the committee he
knew absolutely nothing about Mr.
McAdoo's campaign or its expenses.
Bis; Fui Hinted at.
Reading from newspapers. Chair
man Kenyon put into the records aS'
sertions that Mr. Baruch, Henry
Witness at Probe Says Jobbers
Must Be Allowed Profit
"to Avoid Trouble."
NEW YORK, May 26. Although bf-
Morgenthau. ambassador-designate to I fering sugar at 27 cents a pound yes
terday; Harry Balfe, chairman of Aus
COHMADAST OP MARINE
CORPS W11.L ARRIVE
J i ' t
v 3 1 I
Major-General George Barnett.
Major-General George Har
riett, commandant of the United
States marine corps, who is
making a tour of inspection of
the posts of the marine corps on
the west coast, will arrive in
Portland -Wits morning from the
south and will spend the day
meeting the marine officers
and citizens here and inspect'
ing the work of the marine re
Accompanying General Bar
rett are Brigadier-General C. L.
McCawley, the quartermaster of
the corps, members of his staff
. and Mrs. 'Barnett and General
and Mrs. Barnett's two daugh
ters. The party will arrive at the
union station at 7:29 this morn
ing. After spending the day
here they will leave for Seattle
on a late train. ? ?
General McCawley was for a
time military aide to President
Roosevelt. . . . .
tin, Nichols & Co, wholesale grocers,
today testified before the joint legls-1
lative committee investigating profi- f
teering that every pound of it han-
died showed a net loss to the firm of I
5 to 7 per cent.
He eaid he believed the present wide
variation in prices to wholesalers was I
due to demand exceeding supply.
He said that jobbers must be al-1
lowed to make a fair profit on sugar!
if "trouble was to be avoided.
Pep" Seems Gone.
In reply to inquiry as to why he I
sold sugar when it showed the firm
a net loss, he explained: "The trade I
buys its other goods where it makes I
its sugar purchases. '
Mr. Balfe said increased overhead I
expenses, amounting to 2 A per cent!
more for the first quarter of 1920 than
for the same period last year, were I
due to the "high cost of loafing."
"We can't seem to get anything!
done," he added. "The same amount I
j of pep' isn't there. He said various I
company employes nave received pay I
increases ranging from 12 per cent!
for salesmen to 49.8 per cent fori
Prediction Comes True.
Henry W. Wilmot, vice-president of!
the Cuban-American Sugar company!
and the West Indian Sugar Finance 1
corporation, another witness, put in I
evidence a copy of a letter from I
Manuel RIonda of Cuba, to George A. I
Zabriskie, former head of the fcugarl
equalization board, advising purchase I
of the Cuban sugar crop. Lnlesj this I
was done, eaid the letter, dated July I
9. 1919. "a wild orgy of speculation
will follow which will be without!
precedent in the history of sugar."
Had the Cuban crop been bought. I
"Wilmot testified, sugar would have J
been-12 cents a pound in this country.!
Boston Takes Action.
BOSTON, May 25. The federal gov-
I ernment today took action against I
sugar refiners here for alleged profi-1
teering and hoarding. The Revere
sugar refinery and Henry E. Worces
ter, its vice-president, were charged
r ith exacting excessive prices and
withholding sugar from the market f
and the American Sugar Refining!
company and W. K. Green, its general 1
manager, were charged with selling!
sugar at excessive prices. The com -1
'plaint asserted that the pompanies had
made millions of dollars by holding 1
land regulating the price.
sugar rise: is predicted
nil.. .. ,,.,.,, h-j r,d Increase of 2 Cents Each Pound
Likely to Be Made in Canada.
financed a McAdoo organisation with
lii-000. 000 for camoaiKn funds.
'Our calling you nere is a result I j ita w a. unt., May 2. xmmeaiate
largely of these reports." Chairman Increases in the price of sugar at
Kenvon said. I Canadian refineries were predicted by
"There's not a scintilla of truth in 1 refiners at an informal inquiry of the
that," Mr. Baruch declared. He read I board of commerce here today into
prepared statement declaring he I the sugar situation in Canada.
hari no interest in the campaign of 1 An Increase of 2 cents a pound in
any candidate and that he knew of I the wholesale price probably will be I
no one else who was connected witn i made this week, it was explained
any candidate. later, with other increasesikely dur-
Mr Baruch- said he did not know I ing the next few months. The present
whether Mr. McAdoo was a candidate, I retail price of sugar here is about 22
adding: I cents a pound.
"I'd be glad to give you anything I
know, but I'm not going into the
fields of romance
Chairman Kenyon asked how many
federal officeholders were going as
delegates to the democratic conven
tion at San Francisco,
Mr. Baruch said he knew nothing
on that subject.
Well, can you tell us anything
FIFTEEN LAWMAKERS OUT
(Continued From First Pigfl.)
Is announced the result will not be
Later reports yesterday indicated I
that Charles F. Hopkins had defeated I
Renre-sentative Gore for renomina-1
about this alleged $5,000,000 fund?" tion from Douglas and Jackson. Glen
asked Senator Edge, republican. New I r Metsker apparently has also won
Jersey. I the nomination from Representative I
Baruen Nat m roittics, i Ballaeh of Columbia county. In the I
"1 am not in politics," replied Mr. (district consisting of Lincoln and Polk!
Baruch. "Ira a private citizen, rd be I counties. D. u. J? ictcher appears to I
glad to help you, but I can't." I have won the nomination for repre-
-Mr -Ranich was excused and the I sentative from George T. Gerlinger.
mit a.d1ourned for the day. On the face of the returns so f ar I
kh,irn,iin TCftnvon announced that to-I as compiled the following nomina
the committee would hear I tions nave oeen maae ior me senate:
Colonel William Cooper Proctor, Cin
cinnati, general chairman of Major-
General Wood's campaign organiza.
tion: Harry M. Daugherty, manager
for Senator Harding, republican, Ohio,
and Representative C. C. Carlin. man
ager for Attorney-General Palmer.
Don't suffer an
other day with
y our system with
Use a purely veg
that stans the
and bowels into
action in' a natu
ral way. Ths
laxative ever dis
Clear Baby's Skin
Soap and Talcum
OIL MONOPOLY IS DENIED
(Continued From First Faffft.)
Douglas B. L. Eddy.
Josephine Dr. J. C. Smith.
Coos and Curry Charles Hall.
Washington William G. Hare.
Clackamas Thomas F. Ryan.
Multnomalj George W. Joseph. Gus
C. Moser, Robert S. Farrell, Isaac E.
Staples and Wilson T. Hume; timer
R. Lundberg (democrat).
Hood River John K. Nickeisen;
James H. Hazlett (democrat).
Crook. Deschutes, Jelierson ana
Lake Jay Upton.
Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler O.
Union and Wallowa Bruce Dennis
of oil rights in Mesopotamia and Pal
estine until these nations could deal
with the problem themselves. He n. jHV H. Dobbins: Walter W. Pierce
said ne wisnea to aeny -quite caiego- i (democrat).
rically" that Great Britain had com- I Grant. Harney and Malheur-Charles
menced a pipe line rrom Bagdad or I w. Ellis.
Mosul to Haifa on the Mediterranean. I Lincoln. Tillamook, Washington and
As to the Anglo-Jersia agreement I Yamhill- C. J. Edwards.
and reports that it was based on oil I Nomination for state representa-
acquisition, the ambassador said tnatltive
British oil ngnts n t-ersia. - were or I Marlon Frank Davey, Thomas B.
the ordinary commercial kind and Kay. D. H. Z-ooney, J. C. Perry and
date trom iuv ana Bince naa not l Ivan Q. Martin.
been notified. As to reports that Linn Robert S. Acheson, Charles
British was excluding foreigners Childs and W. C. Templeton.
from exploitation of oil in her terri- I Lane Seward D. Allen, Louis E.
tories. he said it was true only as. to Bean and W. T. Gordon.
the British Isles and there only be-1 Douglas A. E. Shiria. The contest
cause oil had been nationalized, add-I for the second place lies between
ine that it made no difference in any I Arthur H. Marsh and a. n. iNicnois.
case because English oil was a geo- l Coos T. i. jsenneti.
logical curiosity, not a commercial
Catrol Attempt Dealed.
He pointed out ahat r ported Brit
ish negotiations to control "the Shell
group of oil companies" had been au
thoritatively denied in the house of
commons. Contusion naa arisen.
possibly, he said, from the fact that
the British government owned shares
in the Anglo-Persian company fost
ered to procure oil for the royal navy.
The last report as to oil with which
Coos and Curry S. P. Peirce.
Josephine J. N. Johnston.
Jaokson E. V. Carter and Benjamin
Douglas and Jackson Charles F.
Benton E. H. Beiknan.
Polk Perry O. Powell: L. D. Brown
Lincoln and Polk D. E. Fletcher.
Yamhill Ed Cary and C. M. La-
Tillamook and Yamhill F. R. Beals.
Washington Earl E. Fisher. A. B.
He said: "It must be right or wrong
REAT men come into this
world to set new standards,
to lead us by the hand, to show
us our latent possibilities, to
point out to us our errors, to add
wisdom unto our knowledge and
leave us enriched by their living.
Many illustrious names have
graced the annals of 'Waltham
progress in the craft of watch
and clock making.
And none greater than Duane
H. Church, a man whose inven
itive faculties were amazing and
; whose work in the field of applied
mechanics placed America first
in the great industry which
A T a memorable banquet given som0
1 years ago in New York, representa
- tive of American genius, Duane II.
Church was an honored guest as one of
the greatest Americans of his time. He
was invited there as co-equal with
Edison, Morse, Bell, and others whose
names are international household words.
j It was an axiom of Duane H. Church
that a mechanical thing was either right
or wrong. He would not tolerate any
middle ground. He rigorously applied
this principle to the marvelous ma
chinery he InvOTted, to his original
creations in time-keeping mechanisms,
and his clear thinking mind concen-
trated just as eagerly on an infinitesimal
part in a watch .as upon the problems
involved in automatic machines.
"Is.it right? If not, it must be
wrong. And to make mechanical
things "right" was his life work.
And it is this ever-living ideal that
has given the Waltham Watch a greater
mechanical "lightness" than any other
watch in the world.
We make this statement fearlessly
and the "works" of a Waltham Watch
are its unanswerable proof.
E are talking now of the unseen
excellences that tro deener than
fancy cases, or odd-looking dials,
( or claims to ultra thinness, fancies,
or preferences, or general statements
about this or that watch we are talk-'
ing of the hidden things, the secret .
things in watch construction, things
that when yon go to buy a watch you
don't" know anything about, yet which
mean everything to yoa for time
keeping and durability.
Did you ever hear of a "steady pin"?
No! Well, it's a tiny pin that guides
and helps to fasten together in correct
position the plates of your watch.
The genius of Waltham has been con
centrated on a "right" steady pin. A
pin that will hold firmly; indefiniteryi '
that cannot become loose; that allows
the particular part to be readily re-',
moved without stress or friction; thai
will keep the Balance Wheel true.
And the Waltham steady pin is the
"right" steady pin. It is different from
all other steady pins. And has more to
do with good time-keeping, low repair
bills, and dependable life-service for
which Waltham Watches are famed,
than one can even imagine.
A ND there are many exclusive m-T
ven tions, little hidden things, in
- Waltham Watches which we are
telling the world about in our national
advertising campaign. It will profit
every man and woman who contemplate
buying a watch to read about them.
' The tremendous, far-reaching de-
mand for Waltham Watches is a tribute
to Waltham excellence. The resources
of our great institution are intensified
to answer this demand. From all over
the world hands are stretched out to
own a Waltham Watch. Thousands
are patiently waiting until the beautiful
and dependable timepiece is their own.
If you are one of that nnmber your
confidence will be rewarded with a
watch whose every mechanical part is
A Waltham Watch will therefore
protect the money you pay for it by a
. Tb World's Finest Railroad
3 jerwels; $79 and vp
this series of Advertisements the follow
Waltham "Watches will be Featured: i
10 Ligne (Ladies') . f . .. , . $90 and up
Hen's Opera . . . i . $!5 and up
T 1-t Ltgna (Ladies') '' -. . . $U0 to $100
or mora, depending upon the caaa
Colonial X (Meai) .... $300 to $335
or men, depending- upon Om on
Jewel Series (Ladies)
Colonial Series R'rrerside (Men's)
Vanguard Railroad Watch .
Cadet D. S. Gold Back (Strap) .
Colonial Royal (Men's) . .
No. 1490 (Man's) . . .
$40 and trp
$11 and up
$79 and up
$3T.AO and np
$75 and up
$30 and np
WaHham Jwi Sol-toe '
With detachable bracelet and
patented disappearing eye case
$45 and up
THE WORLD'S WATCH OVER TIAE
There it a kmtttful Bklet fir jtu telling hrw the Wtlthtm Wtttch it msdt. Write fer it tUay f the Watt hem Witch Cemptny, Walt hem, Mosu
Sloan; Manuel Kriedly (democrat) and
J. T. iLeuallen (democrat).
Union and Wallowa Georgre w.
TJv. 1 1 - s T. Tliimftiiff-h (democrat).
Union No republican candidate
unless some name was written on t-no
ballot. Albert R. Hunter (democrat).
Baker r . Li. nuDDara; rranit
Harney and MaLbeur '. J. tiai-
Gilliam, Sherman ana wteeier
Robert J. Carsner and A. M. Wright.
Hood River and Wasco Herbert
Egbert and Albert B. Roberts.
A. H. PETERSON PROTESTS
Error in Xcu-s Item Canses Express
In -a communication received yes
terday A. H. Peterson, general agent
of the American Railway express at
Spokane, V ash., says that a news
story in The Oregonian May 18. tell
ing or an A. H. Peterson, express
clerk, being arretted at -Spokane for
complicity in the robbery of his own
office had caused him considerable
"An Indiscreet young employe
named Harry Peterson has Just Keen
sentenced to the penitentiary for this
offense," Mr. Peterson wrote. "He is
in no way related to me, bis name
is not A- H. Peterson; and he was not
an agent of the American Railway
Prior to consolidation of the var
ious express companies A. H. Peterson
was general agent for Wells Fargo &
Co. here for a numbar of years.
MURDER TRIAL IS SET
Case of John McDonald to Come
Before Idaho District Obnrt.
BOISE. Idaho, May zK. (Special.)
John McDonald, charged with murder
in the first degree for the killing of
William Wilde at the penitentiary
May S, waa arraigned before Judge
Anderson today and waived his pre
liminary examination and was held to
the ambassador dealt was that Plin, H E WestcotL
American Biiiyc uau wcu ucaicu iuci I
oil at British bunker stations. This
was true, he said, only in that a spe-
Ciackimu Philip Hammond, F. D.
Shank and William M. Stone.
Pl.nliam,, anil Multnumflh W. T?
cial war-time privilege to all allied I McDonald.
snipping, inc.uuiun diuibo, gmng Multnomah Harvey Wells, Barge
them access to navy oU stocks, had Leonard. K. K. Kubll, W. C. North,
J. D. Lee, Oren R. Richards, O. W.
tl..r..J Ua.W.- V. f Un
Xarcotic Clinics Discontinued. Farland! Charles C. Hlndman, Frank-
4fmhI! Tmn.. Mir ?S; I lin F. Korell and Walter G. Lynn;
clinics, operated in several cities Leslie W. Murray (democrat).
Columbia Glen R. Metsker.
Crook. Deschutes, Grant. Jefferson,
under police supervision, are to be
discontinued under order of the fed
eral government, it became known
. . - -i- v tn I n issuance or sn
order closing tne municipal Clinic I .i.- v
Morrow and uroatni e. wood-
8. A H. areen stamps for easn.
SINCE it cost3 no
more to have the
style and refinement
of Earl & Wilson qual
ity, why not have it?
answer In district court. He was im
mediately recommitted to the peni
tentiary to await the date of hie trial.
McDonald was rf uresented by .tin
sel this morning, Robert T. Hodije of
Seattle appearing for him, and will
represent him in the district court.
Mr. Hodge was formerly sheriff of
King county, but has been practicing
law for a number of years and was
engaged by McDonald's parents to
come to Boise.
l(-Tr-OId Vonth Disappears.
SALEM. Or.. Mav 25. rSnerlal .1
Salem police today joined in the
search for Harold Lynch, K-year-old
son of M. A. Lynch of Coy. who dis
appeared from the latter ity last
Tuesday. It was reported that he
was seen in Salem yesterday, but the
police have been unable to verify
this rumor. Posses with bloodhounds
are eaid to be searching in the tim
bered sections near Hubbard, but thus
far without success. Friends of
Lynch say he complained of illness
Just prior to his disappearance.
Major Hockenjos Retires.
SALEM, Or.. May 25. (Special.)
Major Henry Hockenyos, staff officer
In charge of the ordnance department
.r h nrpro . national ruar ". -t Port-
i.H and the oldest active officer in i
the state with regard to length ofj
service, has been transferred to the
national guard reserve, according to
announcement made by the adjutant
general here today. Request for
transfer to the reserve was received
here llonday from Mr. Hockenyos.
In his letter to the adjutant-general
EARL. & WILSON TROY.N.Y.
THINK OF PORTLAND'S
POPULAR EATING PLACES
OF A DECADE AGO
THEY'VE FADED AWAY.
Ye Oregon Grill
FAMOUS AMONG THE POPULAR RESTAURANTS OF THE
PACIFIC COAST, HAS SURVIVED AND PROSPERED.
THERE'S A REASON.
TRY IT YOURSELF NOON-HOUR LUNCH, EVENING
DINNERS, AFTER-THEATER SUPPERS.
Broadway at Stark
he said he had served with the first
Oregon, second Oregon, in the Philip
pines and third Orepon on the Mexi
cran border and in France. i
&iMt wv. SwiL. vn Vrk tVtr
a mm i-
THE SIGN OF
PERFECT SERVICE -
Optometrists for the exami
nation and adjustments. ,
skilled workmen to con
struct the lenses a concen
trated service that guar
antees dependable glasses at
Complete Uea Orindtna
Factory oa the Premier
"save your eyes"
Portland-a 1-ararest. Most
Modern, Ht Ktiulpped. K
rlunlve Optical l;lallik
mrat. 21l .10-11 CORBETT H Mi.
FIFTH AND MORRISON
Holmin Fuel Co. Main 193. 6S0-IL i son.
Wt Sb 9 &
Adv. . , ' i Umatilla S
A- Miller and Frank