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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN. , T1IUKSDAT. 3IAY 27, 1920
C. A. Worthington Forsakes
Plow for Whisky Still.
FILM GIVES ' INSPIRATION
Pictures of Moonshiners Declared
to Have Given Idea of How to
Get Out of Debt Easily.
Movies inspired C. A. Worthinsrton
to forsake the plow for the still. At
least, this is the explanation he of
fered yesterdajr to federal revenue
agents, who raided his Clackpmas
county farm and confiscated a whisky
fctill, a fe;v srallons of "corn juice"
send a supply of mash.
"I had seen motion pictures of
moonshiners and the way they op
erated their mountain stills so I de
cided I would try it as a means of
Kettinsr out of debt," AVorthingrton
told Jesse E. FlandersT prohibition
agent, who engineered the raid.
And to make the raid in keeping
with the movie-inspired ideas of Far
mer Worthington, his wife pleaded
with the government agents to take
her to jail in her husband's stead.
AVife Ileal for Huxlmnfl.
"He is needed here at the farm to
Trilk the cow and feed the hogs." she
imclored tham. "Please let me go to
jail because I am willing to take
whatever-punishment you fix for my
Worthlnpton assorted that the hish
cost of livinjr had caused him to let
his feet stray away from the furrow.
"I have not been, operating the still
regularly," he said. "Whenever I
would gret a little in debt I would
manufacture whifcky and sell it and
then pay my bills. Then I'd leave the
still alone until I pot in debt again."
Worthington -is held under bonds
pending action by the federal grand
Jury. which convenes early next
At about tho same hour Flanders
was raiding the still in Clackamas
county, two of his agents played lead
ing roles in a surprise party tendered
to W. C. Crawford, down near dervais.
Ucrvais I'lnnt Raided.
One of the largest illicit beer-manufacturing
plants ever uncovered in
the nortliwest was located at the farm
home of the Gervais insurance agent,
and evidence uncovered by the rev
enue agents pointed to a wholesale
brewery business of large proportions,
Two large vats, capable of brewing
inoro than 100 gallons of beer at a
time were found. They also located
a bottling machine, a large quantity
of empty bottles and such other para
phernalia as is needed in, all well
, regulated breweries.
Crawford is said to have admitted
fcoing the brewer, but declared that he
thought he was within the law be
cause ths beer would not test more
than a half of 1 per cent alcohol.
After taking small samples of the
Gervais brew, one of the arresting
officers was eager to wager with
Crawford that his product would
show at least 6 per cent alcohol.
noon from the chapel. the local Ma-!
sonic lodge, of which he was a mem
ber, will have charge of the services.
both at the chapel and at the ceme
tery. Several hymns which Mr. Sut
cliffe had himself selected were sung
and the scripture leading was also of
Robert Sutcliffe was born in Esholt, j
Yorkshire, England, and was SI years j
old. He came to Oregon in 1909, re- i
maining- a few rr.onths in Yamhill
county and being sent to Cottage
Grove in the fall of that year, i He
served 2he Methodist church here for
Jhree years, going from here to Leb
anon for two years, entering Chau
tauqua work while a resident there.
On account of ill health he gave up
his Chautauqua contract last fall and
since then had made his home here.
j All Charge Purchases Made Today Will Go on June Accounts Payable July 1 j
sS Trading Stamps Given on Charge Accounts if Paid in Full by the 10th of Each Month Stamps Given on All Cash Purchases of 10 Cents or Over. . m
Portland Agency for the ome Journal Patterns -Richardson's Quality Linens Hoover and Sweeper Vac. Electric Cleaners Brenlin Window Shades. v 5
FIVE SITES BEING SOUGHT H
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COM3IISSIOXER TO XEGOTIATE
FOR PLAYGROIXDS. X i
Tracts Desired by City Are Saidto
Carry Assessed Valuation or
City 'Commissioner Pier was yes
terday authorized by the city coun
cil to negotiate for the purchase of
five proposed playground sites, carry
ing a total assessed valuation of ap
proximately 65,500. In the evant that
the city cannot purchase at a figure
believed to be fair, the commissioner
is authorized to file condemnation
proceedings in the circuit cburt
The tracts include 14 acres adjoin
ing the Woodstock school, assessed
at $10,180; ten acres of the Ruby
tract at 82d and East Glisan Btreet, as
sessed at approximately $16,000; two
blocks adjoining the Richmond school,
assessed at approximately $5000; ten
acres adjoining the Clinton Kelly
school in Brooklyn assessed at about
$20,000, and six blocks in the Mount
Scott district extending from Fifty
sixth avenue to Fifty-ninth avefoe
southeast and from Seventy-second
street to Seventy-fourth street. This
tract is assessed at $14,293.
The council, according to Mr. Pier,
is making a valient effort to establish
a playground In evry section of the
city with the money provided in the
bond issue authorized at a special
election last year. No attempt is
being made, however, to purchase
parks with the money.
low at least
"r never tast
ed beer in the old days
that had a better 'kick' than this.".said
th. revenue agent.
The agents used axes arid sledges
to make wreckage of the brewery and
brought a few quarts of the product
into Portland as evidence, 'they also
brought Crawford in and held him
under bonds to answer to a charge of
violating the federal prohibition law.
ALLIANCE TO HAVE ORGAN
Company With $50,000 Capital to
Start Paper Decided Upon.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Alay 26. (Spe
cial.) Triple alliance members to the
number of 50 met here to organize a
company to publish a newspaper. The
principal attendance was from rail
road employes from Centralia with a
scattering few fcymers from the north
e'nd of Lewis county.
J. T. Sullivan, a former teacher in
this county, presided at the meeting.
Auctioneer Lewis of Centralia, Jon
athan Swayne and others urged that
the paper be started at once. It was
concluded to capitalize a company
with $50,000 capital and start the
Frank O'Day, Centralia agent for
the Union Record and secretary ot
the Centralia labor council; E. W.
Thrall, one of the bailsmen for Shee
han, charged with the Armistira day
murders at Centralia; Messrs. Downs
and A. E. sherrer of Centralia. and
Ralph Swayne of Chehalis were named
committee to work out plans to
launch the new organ.
WOMAN IS RECOVERING
Mrs. Frankie Bjorklund Expected
to Be Out of Hospital Soon.
Mrs. Frankie Bjorklund who was
found in her home at 676 Thurman
streets last Friday with a bullet
wound in her left lung following an
attempt to commit suicide, was re
ported yesterday at the St. Vincent's
hospital to be improving rapidly. It
fti expected she will be able to leave
the hospital in another ten days.
August Bjorklund. the woman's
husband, was found breathing his last
with a bullet wound in his right tem
ple and lying beside his wife. He
died two hours later.
The death of Bjorklund still re
mains a mystery. Police are of the
opinion that Mrs. Bjorklund fired the
shot which killed her husband, but a
coroner's jury failed to hold her for
Still and Liquor Seized.
SALEM, Or.. May 26. (Special.)
(Federal officers last night raided
the home of C. W. Cowfard at Gervais
and seized a still and large quantity
of liquor. The officers said the still
had been in operation for some time.
Cowfard formerly lived at Albany,
but later moved to Portland. H
located at Gervais last winter.
27 OF CROOK GRADUATE
13 Boys and 14 Girls Complete
Work of County High School.
PRIXEVILLE. Or., May 26. (Spe
cial.) Graduation exercises for the
Crook county high school were held
Friday r.lght. The class numbered 27,
13 of whom were boys and 14 girls.
Thft programme was entirely by the
class. Salutatorian was fc,leanor Hack
leman, and valedictorian "Esther
The other members were: Erie
T.aughlin, Roy Clark. Eugene Miller,
Wallace Cannon, Darren Mills; Harold
"Pavls, Andrew Breen. Harold Gray,
Charles Wyman, Harold Lister, Glenn
Stanton, Wistar P.osenburg. Orval
Hayes. Wilma Roberts. Ruth Mulhol
land. Elizabeth Hiney. Jessie For
rester. Jenivive McKir.non, Hilda
1 Breeding. Amanda Harris. Zenda
Hendrlckson, Beryl Davis, Veronica
Breen, Faye Elliott. Mary Jones.
WOMEN'S COUNCIL- MEETS
Second Annual Legislative Insti
tute Held at Centralia.
CEXTRALTA. Wash., May 26.
(Special.) The second annual insti
tute of the Women's Legislative
council ot Lewis county was held
yesterday and today in the Firs
Baptist cliurcn. The sessions were
well attended. Among the prominent
women who addressed the institute
wero Mrs. Josephine Preston, state
superintendent of public instruction
Mrs. Ida McQueston, matron of the
state industrial school for girls at
Grand Mound: Mrs. Sophie L. w.
Clark, Mrs. Victoria Trumbull and
Mrs. Jackson SlUhaugh, all of Seattle,
officers In the Women's Legislative
Council of Washington.
A luncheon this noon at the Hotel
.Wilson was a feature of the institute
Traffic Ordinance Passed.
PRIXEVILLE, Or., May 26. (Spe
cial.) At a recent meeting of the city
council a new ordinance was passed
which makes the. speed limit 15 miles
an hour in the city limits. It also
prohibits racing on the streets, and
no person under 16 years will be
allowed to drive a'motor vehicle. Sig
nals are to be given when backing.
SLjf 3 1 LB ERT SAYS: J
fTf? "Solved: The en-
r 1 1 joymentof your
at home with music.
Rent a Player Piano or
Rent applied on purchase if eo desired.
aa. YAMHILL ST.
Send Them Away Boosters
DR. SUTCLIFFE IS DEAD
Xotcd Divine and Chautauqua Lec
turer Passes at Cottagre Grove.
COTTAGS GROVE. Or.. May S6.
(Special.) Dr. Robert Sutcliffe. noted
Chautauqua lecturer and divine, died
.at his home here Monday noon. The
funeral will be held Wednesday fore-
Infants d Invalids
Rich milk, malted grain, in powder form.
For infanta, invalids aid growing childreiw
Pure nutrition, upbuilding tie whole body.
Invigorates nursing mothers ass the aged.
More nutritious than tea coffee, etc.
Instantly prepared. Require no cooking.
ibsUtatei Coit YOU Same Frier 7,
MASK O' UTH
A New Non-Massage
Mask o' Uth provides all the beneficial
results supposedly obtained by massage
without stretching or over-developing,
the skin. Telephone for appointment.
Beauty Parlor on the Second Floor.
The Standard Store of the Northwest
01ds,Vortman & King
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
Pillow Cases 38c
Dept. Main Floor '
Bleached Pillow Cases of good OOp
heavy weight and firm quality, at OOU
Large Huck Towels on special sale to
day at $4.50 a dozen, or each 40
80x90-Inch Bed Spreads priced $2.85
g On Account pf Decoration Day Falling on Sunday, Oar Store Will Be Closed Monday, May 31st Shop Early
1 Special Showing of Women's Outing Apparel j
3 Days' "Drive" on Women's
Pumps and Ties
Thursday, Friday and Saturday we of
fer sensational bargains in Women's
high-grade Pumps and Ties. Very latest
Spring styles all from regular stock.
$13.50 Eyelet Ties, $9 '
Mam. Floor Women's Eyelet Ties of
patent coltskin. .Narrow toe last with
outtip. Welt sole, leather half Louis
heel. Sizes 3 to 9. Widths AAA to D.
Regular $13.50 grade. Stock PQ f(
No. 88. Priced special;-pair 5tUU
1250 Ties, $8.00
Main Floor "Women's Eyelet Ties of
patent coltskin. Light weight, hand
turned sole, half Louis heel, narrow toe
without tip. Sizes 3 to 8. Widths AAA
to C. Regular $12.50 grade. flQ ((
Stock No. 92. Special; pair DO.UU
Main Floor Tongue Pumps of pat
ent coltskin. Macja on plain pointeJ
toe last with covered full Louis heel
and turned eoles. Shown in widths.
AA to D and sizes from 3 to 8. Stock
No. S6. Regular $12.00 ln rn
grade. Special, the pair 5 3"
Pumps at $7.50
Main Floor Women's Opera Pumps
of patent coltskin. Neat pointed toe
last without tip. Hand-turned sole
and covered full Louis heel. Shown
in a complete range of Cjry flfl
sizes. Priced special, pair 0 I JJ
WE GIVE S. & H. STAMPS
Garment Salons, 2d Floor
To the hundreds of women who will be choosing Sport and Outing Apparel
for the coming season we extend a cordial invitation tovisit the Garment Store
and inspect this matchless collection of Khaki andVorduroy Togs. All the new
season's smartest styles are to be eeen here in pleasing variety and at reason
able prices. Department on the Second Floor.
Coats, Skirts, Breeches
Women's Outing Coats of khaki,
wool and corduroy. Made in the pop
ular pinch back style with flare also
in Norfolks. Priced $3.95 to $15
Outing Skirts of khaki material.
Well made. Priced $3.75 to $6.00
Khaki Breeches in peg top style, for
sport and outing wear $3.50-$10.05
Sport Middies of khaki or wool ma
terials'. Priced from $3.75 to $7.50
Khaki Outing Hats priced at $1.75
Women's Outing Hoods only 60
Women's Hiking Suits of corduroy,
made in straight back, pirtch back or
Norfolk effects. Splendid serviceable
suits for outing and sport wear. Peg.
top breeches $21. OO and $25.00
Corduroy Skirts in back or front
opening styles. Priced to $11.50
Corduroy Sport Hats $1.75-$2.50
Sport Leggings in laced, wrapped
or buttoned styles $1.75 to $2.50
Women's Suits, Coats, Dresses
at Great Reductions
Many special lines Women's Suits, Coats, Dresses, Skirts, Waists, Sweaters,
Petticoats and Kimonos now on sale at big savings. Reductions In some in
stances, range as high as 50. Now is the time to choose Spring and Summer
apparel and save! By far the largest and best stock of high-class wearables
in the city here for your selection. Garment Stor on the SECOND FLOOR,
Women's Silk Gloves $1.49
Main Floor Hundreds of pairs of
Women's High-grade Silk Gloves of
fered at a special low price. Made
from extra good quality Milanese
silk with double finger tips, fancy
stitched backs, embroidered WTists.
In the assortment you will find white
and a number of good colors. Mo
hawk, Eiffel and Crown fl?" AQ
makes. Special, the pair DArt
CHAMOISETTE GLOVES white
and white with black stitch- PP
ing.- All. regular sizea; a pair JtJ
We give S. & H. Trading Stamps.
Wool Dress Goods, Coatings
at Reduced Prices
$5.00 Black Broadcloth,
56 inches wide; now, 'yard
$6.00 Black Wool Velour,
56 inches widef now, yard
$2.00 Navy Blue Serge,40
inches wide. All wool; yard
$5.00 Heavy Tailor Serge
navy blue. On sale, yard
$9.00 Tricotine, 56 inches
wide. Priced special, yard
$7.00 Golf Cloth in the
newest sport colors; yard
$11.00 Imported Duvetyn,
50 inches wide; colors;' yard
$5.00 Colored Chiffon
Broadcloth, special the yard
$8.00 Polo Cloth in tan
color. Priced special; yard
-$10 Basket Weave Cream
Suiting, 56-inch the - yard
Second Floor An advantageous pur
chase brings' tese hats to us at
special low price. Smart new Sailors
of black straw with white facing.
Ideal for sport and outing wear.
Splendid $6.50 and $7.50 r A
values, lour choice today 0Jvr
, 1-2 Price
Second Floor Unrestricted choice of
any Untrimmed Hat today at just half
regular selling prices. Black and col
ors. Large assortment of the season's
best shapes. ALL AT PRICE,
$ 7.50 Untrimmed Hats at $ 3.75
$10.00 Untrimmed Hats at $ 5.00
Jfiz.ou untrimmea nats at ,t ..
$16.50 Untrimmed Hats at $ 8.25
$17.50 Untrimmed Hats at $ 8.75
$20.00 Untrimmed Hats at $10.00
News of Interest From the Housewares Store 3d Floor
Just In 2 Carloads of Refrigerators
Paints $3.25 Gallon
1 ;'rt: - "it.-.J
Electric Irons, $4.95
trie Irons with
cord' and at-
and fine finish.
Large Wash Boilers,
with heavy tin
sides and me
tallic bott o m.
and hook han
dles. " On sale
at only $2.95
Clothes Wringers $4.95
Third Floor Wood
Frame Clothes Wringer,
good strong 'construc
tion at a special "jirice.
These are guaranteed
to give satis factory
service. .Limited numDer. apeciai ,71. wo
Wizard Polish Mops
Third Floor The
Mop. Gets into the
cleaned and renew
ed, with polish.
ture and Floor
When you need them, we are
ready with the largest and most
complete stock of high-grade Re
frigerators in Portland. 23 styles
and sizes ranging from those for
small apartments to the mammoth
sizes for hotels, holding hundreds
of pounds of ice on display in the
Housewares Department, 3d Floor.
sold by this store for the past 20
years. Hundreds of our customers
know from (experience that the Au
tomatic will give years of service
and satisfaction at a minimum cost
Easy Payment Plan
.too much, to
let it spoil
in a poor
I ready MIXEJ) I
If you have paint
ing to do here is an
nity to buy paint at
a good saving. Sev
eral good colors to
select from. Priced
special a (JQ OK
gallon at DO.J
"Sprustex Furniture Polish, for "I Op
furniture, etc. Speciaf today at
Folding Kitchen Stools
Folding Step Lad
ders and Stools as il
lustrated. Good strong
Ironing Boards are
priced special $1.35
Wash Boards 50
Clothes Lines 69
Heavy Galvanized Wash QF
Tubs, 22 inches in diameter 9J-.J
Clothes Baskets at 98c
Third, Floor Round Clothes Baskets, like
this illustration. Light, tough, QO
splint body. 23x11 inches at iJOK,
Bargains in China and Glassware
Cups and Saucers, 22c
3d lr. flam
Tea Cups and
and very dain
ty. Pair 22
Art Pottery at $1.00
Third Floor New Art Pottery just
received. Flower Baskets, Jardinieres,
Vases, Fern Pots, etc. Choice $1.00
Lemonade Jugs, Priced Special at 98c
3d Floor Decorated Lemonade
Jars similar to sketch at left.
Yellow body, tulip de- QQn '
sign. Priced at each -'V
Third Floor Decorated English
Earthenware Tea Pots in assort
ed shapes. Imperfect. Prieed
at 85?, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50
Thin Glass Tumblers,
Special 8c Each
3d Floor Thin Glass Water Tumblers
These are in
needs ' for the
cial St each.
1 V I I .lull I j
Cut Glass Sale
3d loot 14-inch Vase in
Daisy pattern. Special $7.50"
11-mch Oval Bowls for
Oranges special at $7.50
8-inch Round Berry Bowl3
in pretty patterns at $5.00
5-inch Handled Genoa Nap
pies priced special at $2.50
$2.50 White Blankets $1.98
Fancy Pillows at 2.95
Bargain Circle, First Floor White
Single Blankets with pink or blue bor
ders. Many housewives prefer these
for beach cottages. Good full fl- QQ
size. Regular $2.50 grade at D J-0
Bargain Circle, First Floor F an c y
Pillows for beach, porch and canoe.
Covered with. tapestry, velour, cretonne,
repp and other good materi
als. Values to $4:00; choice
Drapery Remnants V2 Price '
Bargain. Circle, First Floor Short lengths and remnants of Cretonnes, Tapes
tries, Damasks, Velours, Madras and other desirable materials for curtains,
bags, scarfs and many other purposes. On sale today at just regular prices.
Sale of Boys' Suits
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Main Floor This is an odd lot of Suits selected from our
regular stock. Broken assortment of sizes but splendid
values. Straight pant Suits, "sizes 6 to 10 Q? ?C
Knicker Suits, sizes 15, 16 and 17. Special at 30.UO
$10.00 to $13.50 Suits
Main Floor Boys' Suits lines selling heretofore at $10,
$12.50 and $13.50. Made up in serviceable wool mixtures
in good colors. All sizes in the sale. Latest (PQ'QP
models from which to select. Priced special DO.Ot)
Special Offerings for
Men's Union Suits
Kerry Kool Kloth.
made up in
style, reinforced at points fTQ
of strain." Priced special D --)
Men's Nainsook Union Suits in
athletic style with elastic seam across
back. Well made. Spe- CM " Q
cially priced for this sale )AX
Men's Cotton Hose in black, tan,
gray, cordovan. Lisle finish. "Q
Special, 6 pairs $1.00 pair J-f
Men's Fancy Silk Hose and Lisle
Hose. Many different patterns to
select from. Regular $1.25 HOp
grade, priced special; a pair
Fourth Floor No delivery of Coffee
except with other purchases made in
the Grocery Department. .Our cele
brated OWK Imperial Roast AO
Coffee on sale today; pound
60c OWK Teas
Fourth Floor No delivery except
with other grocery purchases. Eng
lish Breakfast, Uncolored Japan or
Ceylon Teas. Regular 60c AQg
grade. Priced Special; pound "w
Royal Baking Powder
43c Size 35c
Cemetery Vases 15c-
Third Floor Next Sunday will be Memorial Day. This IB just to remind you
that we have a full supply of Cemetery Vases. Japanned finish, painted "
green; 35 inches across top. 10 inches long. Water tight. Priced at Atlw