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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
OIL MEN FIGHT FOR
HALFWAY IS SWEPT
BY FIRE; 7 INJURED
$30,000 DAMAGE RESULT OF
TO END TOMORROW
DARK HORSE TALK
NOW MAIN TOPIC
HOUSE VOTES REPEAL
OF WAR-TIME LAWS
TO BE CURTAILED
LEVER FOOD CONTROL AND
ACTIVE COMPETITION OX FOR
ADOPTED BY SENATE.
ENEMY TRADING ACTS KEPT.
MAY END SHORTLY
Half Vote Each Given Flor
GENERAL HAS 117 DELEGATES
Anti-Color Line Plan Is Adopt
ed After Fight.
30 CONTESTS SETTLED
Work of Committee to Bo Finished
Saturday Is Expectation.
Georgia Case Awaits.
CHICAGO, June 3. Besides settling;
the delegation contests from Florida
by splitting: the decision, the republi
can national committee today took
what many members construed to be
one of the most important actions of
years respecting the party's vote in
Aroused by the number of delegate
contests In which evidence was
brought out that district conventions
had been held in places where negroes
-n- r- r- -v . 1 1 1 d H r,v r-1 1 t n it! n r" Tl r :j c 1 1 r P
the committee by unanimous resolu- WARDENS GUARD SALMON
tion gave notice that conventions for
Agents of All Great Petroleum Com
panies at Capital In Quest of
CARACAS. Venezuela. June 3.
Much interest is evinced here In
petroleum concessions 'n Venezuela,
Representatives of the Standard Oil
company. Gulf Refining company. Sun
Oil company, Sinclair Oil & Refining
company, Maracaibo Kuel company
and the British Controlled Oil Fields,
Ltd., Leonard Exploration and Trini
dadian companies are in Caracas.
There Is active competition for new
concessions and ny of these are be
fore congress for consideration.
The government la seeking to for
feit the concessions of several British
companies holding oil concessions on
nearly 10,000,000 acres in the states
of Zulia and Falcon for which they
are paying the government less than
?600 annually. Suit has already een
begun in the high federal court
against the Colon Development com
pany, Ltd., which holds a 50-year con
cession on the entire Colon district of
the state of Zulia or about 5,000,000
The government is seeking annul
ment of the concession on the ground
that but 2000 acres have been occu
pied in the 13 years the concession
has been in force, wUh nothing in
operation. The government also al
leges that the company has not com
plied with its contract obligations to
pay the government 16 cents an acre
on lands of the concession. The com
pany is controlled by the Royal
Dutch and Shell interests.
Further Action Awaits
POMERENE WANTS EXTENSION
Probe of Congressional Cam
paigns Also Urged.
WOOD WITNESS HEARD
Proposal to Underwrite General's
Expenses to Extent or Half
Million Is Recalled.
the selection of delegates in 1924
must bo held In places where race
was no barrier to participation.
A resolution to that effect offered
by Charles B. Warren, national com
mitteeman from Michigan, aroused
lively discussion and some hot retorts
from ""southern committee members,
because in Its language it originally
referred to the southern states speci
fically. When amended to refer to
all states alike, however, it found no
opposition and the southern commit
teemen voted for it.
Florida Decision Wood Victory.
The decision in the Florida case was
a. Wood victory, in the sense that it
keeps six votes for him on the roll
when his candidacy was threatened
with the loss of votes from the state.
Out of a mass of legal technicalities,
the committee came to tho conclusion
that In a strict legal sense neither
the delecates-at-large of the so-
called Gerow faction, headed by Ka- SJL1 SEIZED BY POLICE
uonai tommmeeman x&can, wnicn are
counted in tho Wood column, nor the 300 Gallons of Mash Taken and
delcgates-at-large, headed by H. L.
Anderson of Jacksonville, which are
counted for fcVnator Johnson, ought
to be seated
It was confronted, however, with
practically abolishing the republican
party in Florida, if it declined to seat
somebody. National Committeeman
Street of Alabama, led the fight for
seating the whole Gerow fact'.on, and
Committeeman Work of Colorado,
fathered a move to seat neither.
Seta Get Half Vote Each,
Mr. Warren of Michigan, however,
presented the compromise by which
both sets of delegates-at-large of the
uerow ana Anaerson iacticrns were
ordered seated with a half vote each.
The contest against the four Gerow
district delegates collapsed at the last
oment and they were ordered seated.
he result gave National Committee
man Bean six votes out of eight In
the state delegation and seemed to
forecast his re-election to the na
io norm Carolina contest,, a
straight out and out black and white
issue, resulted in, the seating of the
whito delegation, led. by John M.
Morehead as national committeeman.
In the contest from the Sth district
of Tennessee, one- delegate counted in
the Wood column was seated. In the
2d Oklahoma district, two regularly
reported delegates, uninstructed, were
seated and the contest was dismissed.
75 Contested Votes Remain,
The contest in the 6th Oklahoma
district Involved the organization of
National Committeeman McGraw. His
delegates prevailed and four were
seated with a half -vote each. A simi
lar contest from the 4th Oklahoma
district was referred to a sub-corn
The day's work disposed of 30 votes BOY, 16, IS MISSING
and still left 75 in contest. In all, 6
convention scats out of 137 contested
had been decided, but the remaining
contests promise to consume less time
and may be finished by Saturday. The
Georgia case still is awaiting decision.
The lineup of delegates in the va
rious columns stood this way at the
close of today's work:
Wood 117, Johnson 112, Lowden 66
Harding 39, Poindexter 14, Sproul 76
Sutherland 16. Pritchard 22, remain
inff In contest 75, uninstructed 445
After tho day's session all tho com
mittecmon. were guests at the annual
dinner given in their honor by Fred
W. Upham, treasurer.
Armed Patrols Protect 10,000 Fish
in Yakima River.
YAKIMA, Wash., June 3. Deputy
State Game Warden Frank Bryant,
who arrested 50 people for illegal
taking of salmon at Horn Rapids
yesterday, is making a determined
j effort to clear the Yakima river for
at least 10,000 salmon now between
I Prosser and Richland, which he says
are trying to reach their spawning
beds at the headwaters.
Bryant broke a way through the
Richland dam and gave the owners
of the Prosser dam 30 minutes to
break a "jumping station" in that
barrier, which was done. He will
now appeal to the reclamation service
to release sufficient storage water to
enable the fish to surmount the
Deputies are patrollinjr the lower
I Yakima guarding the fish.
James Kittinger. 49, was arrested
last night at Belmont and East Water
street, and charged with violating
the prohibition law. The police said
he was sitting in his automobile and
John Johnson, 45, was arrested last
night by Sergeant Epps, Patrolman
Huntington and revenue officers, and
held for the federal authorities on a
charge of operating a still on the
Foster road near the city limits. The
police seized a still and 300 gallons
of mash as evidence. Mrs. Blanche
Davis, proprietress of a lodging house
at 52 North Sixth street, was arrested
by Patrolmen Fair and Smith and
charged with violating the prohibi
tion law. The police seized small
quantities of beef, wine and whisky
REDS' NEEDLES POISON
WASHINGTON, June 3. (By the
Associated Press.) The senate com
mittee investigation of preconvention
presidential campaign activities ap
proached a new phase, if not a virtual
conclusion, tonight, future develop
ments being In doubt pending action
in the senate on Senator Pomerene's
proposal to change radically thescope
and purpose of the inquiry and carry
it beyond the November election.
I Action on the resolution, which
would bring congressional as well as
presidential campaigns within the
committee's jurisdiction, was delayea
at the request of Senator Lodge. It
will come up tomorrow and the com
mittee, pending any alteration of Its
charter powers, began winding up
the hearing of witnesses already sum
moned. Additional Light Shed.
The day's sessions were consider
ably interrupted by Senate votes on
adjournment, which drew members to
the floor. Three witnesses were heard,
however, two of them throwing ad
ditional light on the financing of
General Leonard Wood's campaign
for the republican nomination, while
the third brought additional Informa
tion as to the activities of Senator
Harding and Governor Lowden in Mis
From O. II. Duell of New York,
formerly connected with the Wood
financial arrangements', the commit
tee got the statement that General
Wood was present at a discussion at
the home of Ambrose E. Monell In
New York last fall, where ways and
means of financing his campaign were
Wood Meeting; Ilecnlled.
A formal .meeting, attended by
Duell, Monell and Robert Cassatt of
Philadelphia, had been called, the
witness said, and at this meeting
Monell proposed that a certain num
ber of men be asked to "underwrite" j
the Wood campaign expenses to the
extent of $500,000. Cassatt finally de
clined to enter Into the arrangement,
Duell said, and his recollection was
that General Wood came In after the
meeting. Discussion of the financial
side of IbO campaign had continued,
he added, out he could not recall any
thing that General Wood might have
Questions by Senator Reed, demo
crat, Missouri, drew from the wit
ness a statement that in view of the
general nature of the conversation,
General Wood could not have failed
to know Its purport and the amounts
being discussed as necessary to raise.
Next. W. L. Cole, republican state
Sherifr In Search of Alleged Ken
tucky Feud 3Iurderer Loses
BAKER, Or.. June 3.-(SpeciaL)
Seven persons were Injured and
property valued at J30.000 destroyed
in a fire that swent Halfway, a' min
ing town 37 miles southeast of this
place, this morning.
The fire, starting at 9 o'clock, was
caused by the Ignition of oil and
gasoline on the floor of the Cash ga
rage from the spark of an oil-pump
ing engine. The flames suread to a
tank containing 500 gallons of gaso
line. The explosion tnat followed
knocked Mrs. Belle Lansing into the
street. Mrs. Lansing Is the wife of
the proprietor of the garage. At the
same time her small son was injured,
and Harry Hewitt, a druggist, and
Miss Mamie Stalker.
The flames spread rapidly to other
buildings and before they were
brought under control had destroyed
another garage owned by Dr. L N.
Saunders, a hotel owned by. Mrs. Tay
lor Wyatt, the William Musil drug
store, some miscellaneous frame
buildings and several automobiles.
With the aid of good water pres
sure and the assistance of every
Halfway resident, the fire was sub
Among the cars destroyed was a
new one owned by Sheriff Anderson,
who was in Halfway searching for a
man named W. G. Crawford, wanted
for murder in Kentucky 19 years ago
as the result of an old feud.
Halfway is the center of the min
ing district and is headquarters for
the Cornucopia and Copperfieid dis
tricts. It is remotely situated.
Action Follows News That Pres
ident Does Not Intend to
Call Special Session.
CRUEL ACTOR SENTENCED
Father of ''Branded" Girl Receives
NEW YORK, June 3. John Callen
der, vaudeville actor convicted of
cruel treatment to his daughter,
Minnie, today was sentenced to the
penitentiary for from three months
to three years.
the girl testified he had on one
occasion "branded" her, and on i
other had stuck pins into her. County
Judge Haskell expressed regret tha
ne couia not give taiiender a more
FARMERS SEEK PUBLICITY
Bureau to Spend $40,000 in Cam
paign of Education.
CHICAGO, June 3. A bureau of ed
ucation with a budget of $40,000 to
get farmers' problems before the peo
pie of the country, was authorized
here today by the executive commit
tee of the American Farm Bureau
Kelerenauma or the aoo.000 mem
bership of the federation on the right
to strike in labor disputes and on the
repeal of the Adamson law were au
I Army Officers Die as Result of
BUDAPEST, June 3. With 12 army
officers In hospitals in consequence
of having been pricked by poisoned
needles, and a number dead, it is be-
I lleved that bolshevik! are attempting
to create new disorders during the
period of uneasiness attendant upon
i the signing of the peace treaty.
The city is filled with terror at the
outrages, which are committed at
night, when officers are going about
on duty and particularly when they
are in the crowds.
Order is being kept by mounted po
lice and squads of soldiers armed with
hand grenades, pistols and rifles with
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SOVIET READY TO TRADE
Danish Firms Sell Many Article
for Early Delivery.
LOPEAHAUis.v, June 2. Gregory
Krassin, the Russian soviet (hiniste
of trade ana commerce, who is now
In London, is expected soon to. ope
negotiations with the international
committee on the resumption of rade
with Russia. .. . t
Danish firms recently have cold
large quantities of agricultural ma
chinery, seeds and medical supplies
for early delivery to Russla.
WASHINGTON, June 3. The reso
lution to end the present session of
congress Saturday, already approved
by the house, was adopted In the sen
ate today after democratic senators
had given assurances that President
Wilson had no present Intention of
calling an extra session during the
Republican and democratic leaders
oined forces In bringing the resolu-
on to passage, but a score of sena
tors, 13 of them republicans and seven
of them democrats, made a vigorous
fight for the reassembling after the
national political conventions.
On the final rollcall the vote was
4 to 24 24 democrats and 20 repub
licans voting for the resolution and
ine democrats and 15 republicans
Announcement of the president e
position, which had been the cause of
much disquietude during the framing
f adjournment plans, was made from
the senate floor by Senator Linder
wood of Alabama, the administration
leader. He said he had been author-
zed by Secretary Tumulty to say that
Mr. Wilson would not call congress
back into session "unless a grave
The announcement was contrary to
the expectations of many of the re
publican senators, and some of the
eaders on that side believed tonight
that Senator Underwood's statement
left enough leeway for a special ses
sion call should the president decide
it to be advisable.
Pleading with their party leaders
for a recess instead of an adjourn
ment, the 20 insurgent republicans
and democrats declared congress had
no moral right to desert its post for
the fascinations of summer resorts
or the lure of politics. The curbing
of profiteers, the enactment of relief
measures for postal employes, legis
lation for a merchant marine, repeal
of war-time legislation, levy of new
tax schedules and appropriation ot
funds to carry on river and harbor
improvements were among the un
finished tasks for which special pleas
An amendment by Senator Kenyon
republican, Iowa, providing that con
gress should reassemble on July 12,
was voted down, 47 tp 20, and one
by Senator Trammell, democrat, Flor
ida, to reconvene on August 2, was
lost by the same count.
The only appropriation bill likely
to fail before adjournment, senate
leaders said, was the rivers and har
bors budget, on which the conferees
Senator McNary of Oregon opposed
the proposed adjournment of congress
with considerable determination when
the resolution came to a vote in the
senate this afternoon.
After the senate had voted to ad
journ he declared its action a mistake
He expressed regret at probably be
ing compelled to abandon the news
print paper, sugar and shoe investiga
tions, which he believed would bring
relief to consumers.
Senator McNary will leave Satur
day night to attend the republican
convention at Chicago, but instead of
going to Oregon will return here and
try to hold together enough of hi
committee to continue the shoe in
Opinion in Washington.
HUGHES MOST FAVORED ONE
Former Candidate Believed
to Hold Strategic Position.
Governor of Kansas Makes Many
Friends as Result of Debate"
i With Gompers.
NOTED ACTOR FOUND DEAD
Clifton Crawford Falls Five Stories
in London Hotel.
LONDON, June 3. Clifton Craw
ford, internationally known acto
was found dead today in an areaway
of the hotel at which he was staying
He had fallen five stories from the
window of his room.
LLEN HELD POSSIBILITY
O REG ONI AN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, June 3. (Special.) With
most, ot ine Dig politicians gone on
their way to the Chicago convention,
otherwise prominent persons who
take a keen interest in politics with
out seeking to dictate campaign re
suits were able to get their heads to
gether today and discuss impartially
the possible outcome of the great re
most or the politician class long
ago became so keenly interested in
the success of one candidate or the
otner that their opinions were of
jjuncicians. ot course, are
an on candidates already in
ine rront in the contest. In their ab
sence it was found that judgment of
those who have not attached them
selves to some particular favorite is
that a dark horse is likely to be nom
Of ten republican senators who dis
cussed the convention outcome pri
vateiy, two were sure that Leonard
Wood would be the nomin.ee and the
otner eight were just as certain that
the republican candidate will be some
one not now actively in the race or
not in the contest at all.
Dark Horses Found.
inree oarK norses were found to
be leading in the conversation In sen
ate and house lobbies where politics
held a large share of the Interest
i-nanes n,vans Hughes was first.
then came Governor Allen of Kansas
and Governor Sproule of Pennsyl
vania. Some contended that Mus-h
neia ine strategic position In th
race and the delegates would decid
on him as tho best wav of psranin
an ugly situation created by the in
vestigation of campaign expenditures.
faomeone. In support of the Hurhm
idea, contended that he was the log
ical candidate and that by failing to
renominate him the republican party
would make the same mistake tha
the democrats made In falling to re
nominate fc-amuel J. Tilden in 1880,
nao iiiaen- oecn nominated. It was
urged, the democrats would have had
a far better chance of defeating Gar
field than with a new and unseasone
Allen Aided by Tonr.
The Allen boom is the outcome al
together of the recent favorable im
pression created by the Kansas gov
ernor on his speaking tour through
out the east and particularly in th
New York debate with Samuel Gom
pers. Governor Allen won many sup
porters in the showing he mad
against the noted labor leader, and be
Vote Is 323 to 3; Opposition Con
fined to Democrats Resolu
tion Sent to Senate.
WASHINGTON. June 3. By a vote
of 323 to 3, the house today adopted
and sent to the senate a resolution
repealing all war-time laws except
the Lever food control act and the
trading with the enemy act. Though
supporting the resolution, democrats
protested against continuing in force
the Lever act and expressed doubt
whether the repeal bill as drafted cov-
red all war legislation, particularly
the espionage act.
On the rollcall, however, only three
democrats opposed the resolution.
They were Representative Sims and
Garrett, Tennessee, and Welling
Representative Walsh, republican
Massachusetts, in charge of the reso
lution, replying to the expressed
doubts of the democrats, said that all
war laws, excepting the two specifi
cally mentioned by the resolution and
the liberty and victory loan acts
would be repealed by the measure.
Continuance of the Lever act, Mr,
Walsh declared, was necessary so that
the government would have a law to
unish profiteering in focd, clothing
and other necessities.
Representative Igoe, democrat. Mis
souri, charged the republicans wished
o continue the Lever act because it
is "favored by certain interests as ef
fective anti-strike legislation."
Representatives Flood, Virginia
Connally, Texas, and Gard, Ohio, all
emocrats, also complained of the lim
ited scope of the repeal and asserted
that the first move toward the repeal
was made by the democrats.
Pleasure Cars Limited to
20 Per Cent.
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IF ALL THE CHARGES CAN BE PROVED HE WILL PROBABLY BE SENTENCED FOR LIFE.
ORDER IS EFFECTIVE TODAY
Police Instructed to Prevent
APPEAL MADE TO CITIZENS
OFFICES CHOSEN BY LOT
County Clerk of Linn Settles 2d
Primary Tie Votes.
ALBANY, Or., June 3. (Special.)
Several nominations for justice, dis
trict offices and elections of precinct
committeemen were decided Dy lot
yesterday at the county clerk's office.
They were in cases where the votes
had been cast at the primaries.
Twenty-three tie votes were cast
in ijinn county, ana luuiuj n-in.
Russell appointed yesterday afternoon
as the time for casting lots to decide
the ties and notified all those whe
had received tie votes to appear for
the drawing if they so desired. Only
one appeared. He was M. W. Smead
of Sweet Home, who had tied for the
republican nomination for constable
in district No. S.
5000 TO LOSE POSITIONS
Kmnloves of War Department to Go
Due to Trimmed Funds.
WASHINGTON, June 3. B'ive thou
sand clerical employes or the war
department will be let out by July 1
because of reductions by congress
Since May 1 about 1S00 men ana
women have been dropped from the
force, which will stand, after July, at
7000. approximately the number pro
vided for in current appropriations.
Situation Throughout" Stato Is
Brought Before Conference
RESTRICTIVE RULES '
BE PIT IX TO FORCE,
The following resolutions
were adopted by the gasoline
conservation committee, . with
the agreement that oil compa
nies operating in Portland
would co-operate by putting
into immediate effect all sug
gestions contained herein:
First That the allocation of
gasoline by the oil companies
to the out-state for Industrial
purposes is hereby approved.
Second That the daily gaso
line ration for pleasure vehicles
be not over 20 per cent of the
tank capacity when leaving the
station after filling, and that
the daily gasoline ration for
commercial machmes be not
over 75 per cent of the tank
capacity when leaving the sta
tion after filling.
Third That except in case of
absolutely necessary use, motor
ists be urged to leave their
cars at home.
Girl, 12, Also Visiting Oaks Park,
Is Found by Patrolman.
Serene McMurren, 16, went to the
Oaks at 16:30 A. M. yesterday, and
had not arrived at his room in the St.
Charles hotel at a late hour last
night, according to a report to the
police by his father, H. McMurren.
The boy is a stranger in the city.
Ethei Butts. 12, of 94 California
street, went to the Oaks yesterday
and remained in the park until 10
o'clock last night, when Patrolman
Humphreys found her and turned her
over to the women's protective bureau.
She was kept in the bureau's quarters
for the night.
VOICES TO BE AMPLIFIED
Device Installed in Coliseum to
Carry Words of Speakers.
CHICAGO, June 3. Electrical sound
amplifying devices which will enable
speakers at the republican convention
here next week and at the democratic
. convention In San Francisco later In
tho month to be heard in every part
of the halls will be Installed by the
rf . "Hell telephone interests. It was an-
' nounced here tonight.
A huge transmitter will be placed
above tho speaker's platform at each
POSTAL PAY LIFT LIKELY
Bill Adding $33,000,000 to Roll
Passes Both Houses.
WASHINGTON, June 3. After less
than an hour's consideration the sen
ate tonight passed without a record
vote tho bill providing increased pay
for postal employes. Similar action
was taken by the house earlier in
the day, and the measure now goes
The bill would become effective
July 1 and would add approximately
.13.000.000 to the postal payroll the
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
87 degrees: minimum. Cti degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and cooler; south to west
Oil companies In actlse comnetltlon for
concessions In Venezuela. Page 1.
Nations join In extending credits for relief
ot European countries. Page
11 10O 0O0 collected from Dakota farmers
' for Non-Partlsan league stores. Pago 2.
World's biggest and most formidable bat
tleship goes into commission. Page 2.
Chicago ruling victory for Wood. Pago 1.
Senate and house agree on adjournment
f enne-ress tomorrow. Page 1.
Dark horse talk trow main topic. Page 1.
House votes repeal of war-time laws.
Senate probe of presidential campaign ex
penditures may end shortly. Page 1.
Gompers calls Kail report on Mexico vi
cious document.- Page 4.
Price of yrlson brick set by governor.
3,S7R.5R7 in new taxes payable under acts
approved at recent election. Page .".
Convention of women's clubs enjoys hos
pltalty at Joseph. Pago 7.
Halfway swept by disastrous firo that In
jures seven persons. Page 1.
Prizes and honors awarded students at
Oregon Agricultural college, i-age .
National grange support pledged to Ben-
ham falls irrigation project. rage 10.
Coast league results: Hortiana -, &an
Tjikc 4; Oaklana 3. ernon scatue
Sacramento 5; San Francisco 2, Los
Angeles 4. Page 14.
Wiltielm Is In for stiff competition. Page
Grant to referee Benjamin-Shannon battle
tonight. Page i-.
Best U. S. vaulters are in northwest.
Bupv season ahead for Anglers' club.
Commercial and Marine.
Decline In London wool adds to market
depression In this country. Page 23.
Advances In Chicago corn prices not main
tained. Page 23.
Irregular advance in Wall street stock
prices. Page 23.
New sailing schooner Kcola to go Into
lumber service shortly. Page 22.
Local shipping company is making new
world record. Page 22.
Portland and Vicinity.
Ttoad work to go on pending appeal.
Leon Hirsch predicts decline In prices of
manufactured goods. Page 12.
Two tuberculosis hospitals urged. Page 0.
Sale of gasoline In Portland will be re
stricted, beginning this morning. Page 1.
Taxpayer charges tiat misstatement to
aid Non-partisan league. Page 13.
Girl lying In bed brutally clubbed. Page 18.
JIayor Baker Issues appeal to motorists
to help In saving gasoline. Page 4.
Labor In grouch slams candidates and
measures. Page 1.
Passlng show" at Hcilig pleases audi
Use of gasoline in Portland will be
restricted by all oil companies be
ginning this morning, with pleasure
vehicles limited to a daily ration of
not more than 20 per cent of tank
capacity after filling and commercial
vehicles to 75 per cent of tank capac
ity after filling.
Rationing of gasoline, agreed to by
tho oil companies, following a, long
conference by a large committee of
representative business men of Port
land, is said to be necessary to alle
viate as far as possible the state-wide
shortage which Is seriously crippling
Industrial and agricultural pursuits in
virtually all parts of Oregon.
A sub-committee appointed to clas
sify and define "commercial cars" has
notified the oil companies of the fol
lowing gasoline-driven vehicles which
shall be included in this term and be
entitled to 75 per cent tank. capacity
Automobile transportation of freight
and passengers for hire, hotel busses.
stages, taxicabs and sight-seeing ve
hicles; delivery and food conveyances.
when so used; road construction
transportation; municipal, state, coun
ty and school transportation cars
when used in discnarge of public serv
ice; physicians' cars and ambulances.
An appeal to automobile owners of
Portland to refrain from any un
necessary use of automobiles during
the next two weeks will be made
through a publicity campaign planned
by the gasoline conservation commit
tee, organized yesterday at a meet
ing in the Benson hotel. This com
mittee is headed by Mayor Baker and
includes state and city officials, as
well as representatives of the various
civic organizations and men identi
fied with the automobile industry.
Police Receive Instrnctlosm.
Chief of Polloe Jenkins was In
structed by Mayor Baker to notify
every officer on duty to prevent
whenever possible illegal storage of
gasoline. In addition a special detail
of police will be commissioned to en
force the city statutes prohibiting
ences. page o.
Suing wife faces
storage of gasoline without permit.
Through the restriction of sales, to
gether with the elimination of wast
through unnecessary pleasure trips
and "joy rides" as well as use of auto
mobiles when other transportation
will serve, it is hoped to provide large
allotments of gasoline to points
throughout the state and also to pro
vide a storage which will guarantee
the care of the requirements ol the
conventions scheduled to be held In
Portland during the latter part of
It was made plain by the commit
tee by representatives of the oil com
panies, however, that any storage of
gasoline for the convention needs
will necessarily be made from stocks
allocated In a regular way to Port
land. Only the strictest conservation by
Portland residents will provide suf
ficient for the visitors who have been
invited and will attend the conven
tion sessions. While the shortage is
in no way permanent, it is agreed that
no relief can be gained in less than
10 weeks, during which time either
voluntary or compulsory restriction
will be necessary.
Daily Oupt Much Itedn.cd.
Stocks held by the Standard Oil
company have shrunk to such a de-
1feree that its daily output in Portland
has been reduced from approximately
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