4 1 1 jjl N VOL. LIX NO. 18,GT8 Entered at Portland (Ornron) Postoffice a Second -Cla. Matter PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1920 26 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS BORAH CONDEMNS ALL LEAGUE PLANS 5 ATTORNEY-GENERAL CANDIDATES LIKELY LSON TIES COX 110,627 REGISTER, - SETTING NEW MARK RECORD IS MULTNOMAH COCXTT'S HEAVIEST. 106 GUILTY OF FRAUD IN TESTS AT CORNELL COMPETITION CUTS . MILK PRICE DOWN T FUST TO LEAGUE OFFICE TO BE iTLLED AT NO VEMBER ELECTION. XIXE ARE EXONERATED; OXE MUST WAIT FOR DEGREE. SEATTLE RETAILERS DROP TO ,14-CEXT LEVEL. WORLD BASEBALL SERIES ON TODAY Brooklyn, Cleveland Each Confident of Victory. . WATER TRANSPOR Republican Cause Never theless Supported. U. S. SOVEREIGNTY IS URGED Party Is Declared Against Compromising Principle. COX POLICY , ATTACKED Any Sort of World Alliance, Re gard less of Name, Said to Mean Mixing in Europe. DAXBCRY, Conn, Oct. 4 Senator William E. Borah of Idaho, told a large audience here tonight that the republican party "as a party and regardless of the views of particular individuals, can be depended upon to maintain the untrammeled and un f pawned independence of the American republic." He promised that there 'would be "no compromise on the prin ible of American sovereignty." He said that America, through the republican party, favors doing its part in the family of nations, but "the public conscience and not a slurried contract must always deter mine our course in international af- fairs." Any Sort of League Opposed. In a statement Senator Borah commented on the reported assertion of Senator Harding that his views and those of Senators Borah, and Johnson were in entire accord. "From his service in the senate. Senator Harding knows my views," Senator Borah said. "If he accepts them, then we are In perfect accord." Declaring himself unequivocally opposed to an association with tke nations of Europe, he said, he had nothing to say in favor of proposed substitutes for the league of na tions. "A league, concert, alliance, com bination, co-partnership or associa tion it is all the same to me," he declared. "I always have opposed and always will oppose such an al liance. There can be no question of who I am supporting for presi dent. Cox favors going into the league while Harding has declared la favor of staying out." Lragrue Held IVot American. Senator Borah began his speech by declaring he did not propose to at tack' "the league of nations which President Wilson Went to Europe to get. but to fight to the bitter end the one that the president brought home with him." "That league is not an American league." he continued. "It is a Euro pean league. Its purpose is not for peace but for war. In the entire cove nant not one word is eaid of democ racy. It is the instrument of a mili tary autocracy." Senator Borah attacked the pres ent league on four counts, each of which, he said, unfitted it for Ameri can participation. He declared that President Wilson's principle for the freedom of the seas has been eum marilyl withheld from peace confer ence consideration because "England demanded preservation of her naval supremacy." Secrecy of Session Scored. Another of the president's 14 points, without which he quoted the presi dent as saying "America could not participate," was that of peace-time conscription. This, he said, likewise received no consideration. The third count of the senator's indictment was based on the eecrecy which attended the framing of the covenant despite the principle of "open covenants, openly arrived at." The last count re ferred to the president's declaration against imperialism. "Since President Wilson announced there should be no more land-grabbing." declared the senator, "England has had 1,607,053 square miles of ter ritory added to her possessions, in cluding 40,000.000 people. The league would now ask us to guarantee Eng land's retention of every part of that territory." Opening a four days" speaking tour In support of the candidacy of Sena tor Brandege, rpublican "irrconcila bie" opponent of the Versailles league, Senator Borah declared that the thing which made the United States "powerful for good is its complete freedom and its unembarrassed right to throw its influence on the side of Justice and peace in every great cri sis of affairs." Right aa People Asserted. There Is today in the world." Baid Senator Borah, "no influence for .peace and civilisation equal to the free and untrammeled America and the best citizenship of the country, regardless of party, will preserve that influonce. uncompromised and untarnished. "Our right as a people, unembar rassed by alliances, leagues or asso ciations to determine for ourselves In every crisis and in the face of every confronting situation what it is our duty to do and what it is in the interest of humanity and of civiliza tion to do, involves the whole ques tion of self-government, the whole question of an independent republic, and I venture to say that the voters (Concluded on Fage 1, Column 1.) J. H. Van Winkle, J. O. Bailey, Joseph A.-Benjamin, J. J. John eon, Frank Grant Mentioned. SALEM. Or., Oct. 4. (Special.) That there probably will be as many as five candidates for the office of attorney-general at the election to be held in Oregon on November 5, was the prediction made by Conrad Olson of Portland, who was here today con ferring with state officials with rela tion to the distribution of the Oregon laws for 1920, whffch he recently codi fied under an act of the 1919 legisla ture. I. H. Van Winkle, appointed by Gov ernor Oleott to succeed Attorney-General Brown, has let it be known that he will make an active campaign for the office. J. O. Bailey, assistant attorney-general under Mr. Brown and a resident of Portland, yesterday re signed his position and already has started an active campaign for the office. Joseph A. Benjamin, also an assistant in the offices of the attorney-general, is said to have Informed friends that he, to, is considering the opportunity to get into the race. J. J. Johnson of Multnomah county has long wanted to be attorney-general, according to word reaching Salem, and it was predicted here to day that he would make his formal announcement within the next two or three days. Mr. Johnson once made the race for attorney-general as a Grange candidate, but was defeated in the primary election. Another man who is likely to be a candidate . for the office is Frank Grant of Portland. Mr. Grant also was a candidate for attorney-general at one time, but was defeated for the nomination by the present incumbent of the office. All of the men thus far mentioned as prospective candidates for the of fice are republicans, and the contest may be further, complicated by the announcement of a democratic aspir ant. $1000 LOOT IS OBTAINED Two Homes in Rose City Park Dis trict Are Robbed. Nearly 11000 worth of women's clothing and jewelry was stolen last night by a burglar who Jjroke into two homes in the Rose City Park district. Inspectors. Hyde and Ab bott, who investigated, believe that both houses were robbed by one man. . Mrs. Dorothy Cloud, J!J5 East Forty seventh street north.-, .r-e ported the loss of a $100 evening dress, a $5U string of pearls, a platinum wrist watch and J3.50 cash. The burglar entered through a kitchen door while the family was out. A. R. Johnson, 834 Glenn avenue, reported the loss of a J500 fur coat and other articles. He was unable to furnish a com plete list of the missing articles last night. " HOOVER' TO AID SURVEY Appointment to Board Planning Power Development Announced. WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. Appoint ment of Herbert Hoover as a memb.er of the advisory board for the eastern industrial region super-power survey, now being conducted by the geolog ical survey, was announced today by Secretary Payne. Mr. Hoover will serve as consult ing mining engineer on the board, which is assisting the government in the development of plans for a vast super-power stretching from Boston to Washington and designed to sup ply electrical power to railroads, public utilities and private industry throughout that territory. WHEAT DROPS SHARPLY 2 0-Ccnt Decline Recorded, in Sym pathy With Eastern Slump. Portland wheat prices took a sharp drop yesterday in sympathy with the big slump in the eastern markets. At the Merchants' Exchange J2 was bid for hard white, a decline of 20 cents from Saturday's price. Declines in other grades ranged from thi3 amount down to 6 cents. No business was reported from the country, where farmers re said to be more anxious to sell. Exporters are entirely out of the market, as Ca nadian and other foreign wheat is being sold in the world's mark'et un der the price of American grain. ODDS ON HARDING 4 TO 1 Wilson's League Statement Caus Strength in Cox Wagers. NE Presi the 1 W YORK. Oct. 4. (Special.) dent Wilson's statement today on eague of nations had the effect of ca usiug a recession in the Harding odds day. close Om in the Wall street betting yester Xominal odds were 5 to 1 at the of business Saturday. a Wall street firm offered to bet $S000 bet f to $2000 on Harding. This firm 10.000 to $2000 last week. W gers were made at 2 to 1 that Hard ing carries New lork state. CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH Five Perish When Farm Home in Wisconsin Is Destroyed. MERRILL, Wis., Oct. 4. Five chil dren were burned to death when fire destroyed the farm home of Edward Nelson at Irma. near -here, early to day. A sixth child was very painfully 1 burned. Governor Must Accept or Repudiate. EITHER COURSE IS FATAL Appeal Emphasizes Impor tance of Article X. PRESIDENT IS ANNOYED Pussyfooting of Candidate on Issue Which. Has Lost Party Maaiy Votes Irks White House. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Washington, Oct. 4. When President Wilson issued his letter of last night addressed to "My Fellow Country men," he had something deeper in mind that aiding the election of Cox. Of course he is in earnest In desir ing ,the. success of the democratic nominee, but the chief object, in the opinion of observers, was to tie Cox tighter to the league of nations, from which the candidate has been trying to veer at times, and especially to emphasize the vital importance of article 10, as the heart and llfeblood of the league. The president is believed to have been greatly annoyed by Governor Cox's obvious attempts to pussyfoot on article 10, which is responsible for the most .part of the widespread op position to the Wilson pact and has alienated in this campaign a very numerous element of the democratic party. Two- Coarsa for Cox. Those who have been familiar with the inside workings of the democratic party see in the president's state ment a problem for Governor Cox that will be difficult of solution. Cox must either accept or repudiate President Wilson's idea of the league from now on, and one course looks aa fatal as the other. Mr. Wilson's appeal recalls a some what 6imilar one made two years ago for the election of a democratic con gress, the disastrous results of which are unforgotten history. It is an appeal based upon a desire to be vindicated, and contains little argument for the league except the president's statement that the public is being misinformed. It then ingen iously undertakes to show that arti cle 10 In no wise foists any obliga tion upon congress to declare war. (Concluded on Page 2, Column 1.) IT SEEMS AS IF THE ROOTING WOULDN'T HELP MUCH AT ILL RIGHT JAMES - DOINGVE.RV - OM NOW Republicans Outnumber Democrats 78,162 to 27,175 or Three to One. A registration of 110,627, the heavi est ever known in Multnomah county, is found on the books of County Clerk Beveridge preparatory to balloting in the November general election. Completion of the official count yesterday, following the close of reg istration books at the courthouse Saturday night, developed a repub lican lead of nearly three to one over registered democrats, the totals showing 78,162 republicans and 27,175 democrats. There are 46.769 men re publicans compared with 15,686 men democrats, and 31,393 women repub licans compared with 11,489 women democrats. The increase In registration totals over the last general election, that of November, 1918, is 11.189.' voters at that time numbering ' 99,438. Prohibition, socialist, independent and other minor parties have a small er registration than in many years, the total being 5098 compared with 6136 in 1918. Records for the year were broken in the registration Saturday, the total new registrations being 2120, of which the republican gained 1373 names and the democrats 641. Present totals, which will be in ef fect when voting begins in Novem ber, are: Male. Female, yrotal. Republicans.... 46,7! 31.303 l-i8;i5 Democrats 15.6S8 11.4SU 27.175 Other parties .. 3,149 2.141 , 6.29C Grand total : .110,627 SEAMAN DROWNED, 4 HURT Destroyer Meets With Mishap on Leaving- Tampico, Mexico. . WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. Eugene Paquett, Dover, N. H-, a seaman, was drowned and an officer and four en listed men of the destroyer Golds borough were injured while that ves sel was outward bound from Tam pico, Mexico, last Thursday, said a dispatch received at the navy depart ment today from the vessel, which reached New Orleans Saturday. The report did not explain the accident. FLIGHT FROM NOME BEGUN Plane Xo. 2 of Alaska Expedition on Way to New York." HAZLETON. . C. Oct." 2. Plane No. 2 of the United States army's Alaska aerial expedition hopped off at 12:22 o'clock this afternoon for Prince George, B. C, on the return flight from Nome, Alaska, to New York. Plane.. No. 1. piloted by Captain St. Clair Street, developed a leak in the gas tank and was delayed in starting. Captain street expected tp resume the-flight later today. " S II IT 101 Dismissed for Tear, But Ver dict Is Changed and AH Will Return on Parole. ITHACA, N. T, Oct. 4. A total of 106 Cornell students have been found guilty of fraud in their June exam inations by the committee on stu dent affairs, it was officially an nounced tonight. Rumors of whole sale "cribbing" by many students had been circulated recently and were ver ified of filially today by public an nouncement of the disposition of the case by university authorities. Of ' the 116 men "tried" by the committee nine were exonerated and the degree of one man was withheld until after September of this year. Of those found guilty, 101 were dis missed from the university for a year but this judgment was suspended and the men have been permitted to re turn to the university this fall on parole. Another case is to be passed upon. This is the first time in the his tory of Cornell that fraud has had to be dealt with on such a large scale. Information was obtained from exam ination papers by certain students who. it was charged, imparted the contents to a large number of men students, mostly members of the freshman class, before the examina tions were held. VETS HELD SWINDLED Washington Men Indicted for Al- leged Graft of Thousands. WASHINGTON. Oct. 4. Jndictmenta against eight persons in connection with the alleged graft of thousands of dollars from world war veterans were returned here' today by a fed eral grand jury. The money. was al leged to have been obtained from the soldiers In return for promised aid In obtaining settlement of war risk in surance claims. Daniel E. O'Keefe and Aloysius A. Young, both of New Britain, Conn., and six residents of this city were the persons named in the indictments, which charged unlawful abstraction of government records, conspiracy to commit an-offense against the United States and" unlawful acceptance of fees by government employes. LOSER BLAMES SUFFRAGE Women Did It, Says Illinois Candi- date for Senate. SPRINGFIELD, I1L, Oct. 4. Charg ing his defeat to the account of woman suffrage. Robert E. Burke. Chicago, defeated by Peter A. Waller, Kewanee. for the democratic nomina tion for United States senator, today filed a certificate of contest with the secretary' of state. He declares, his defeat was brought about by the "illegal voters of the female sex." THIS STAGE OF THE GAME. GAME STARTS 10 A. M, HERE Indians Rule Slight Favorites in First Betting. GOOD WEATHER PROMISED Tentative Lineups Announced, Though Both Managers Mask Their Attack. NEW YORK, Oct. 4 The Brooklyn Nationals and the Cleveland Ameri cans open their world series battle at Ebbets field tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting. Twinkling stars in a cloudless sky early tonight seemed to bear out the forecaster's preliminary announce ment of "fair .weather with moderate winds," but a fairly heavy rain storm came at 9 o'clock tonight. The weath er maq said the Storm was due to low atmospheric pressure and prom ised that it would be clear, although somewhat cooler, tomorrow for the in itial battle for premier baseball hon ors. Much depends upon the weather man, for all other arrangements have been completed and the success of the opening contest hinges entirely upon his control of the elements. Thousand Are Disappointed. The playing field of the Brooklyn park ha been manicured for the last time and evejy reserved sea,t dis posed of, while thousands of disap pointed fans are engaged tonight in a fruitless hunt for speculators or friends who will sell or loan them a ticket for at least one game. The Brooklyn players, winners of the National league pennant, are rest ing tonight. The Cleveland clan is due in thi city early tomorrow. Manager Robinson and every mem ber of the Brooklyn team express firm belief in their ability to defeat their American league rivals, while Tris Speaker and his teammates hold the opinion that the world series banner will be hoisted next spring in the Cleveland park. Popularity Is at Crest. Arrangements and setting for the series of 1920 will not differ greatly from those which already have made baseball history. If there is -any out standing features it is expected to be furnished by the spectators. Their attitude toward he baseball classic and players who participate in the struggle is an angle which cannot be forecast. General opinion among close fol lowers of the game leans to the belief that the thousands who will file into bbets field tomorrow will be per haps more observant and critical in their comment upon the play, but beyond that, it was said by baseball enthusiasts, the recent expose of gam bling a year ago will not affect the popularity of the series unless some unfortunate occurrence should arouse suspicion afresh in the minds of the fans. Pans Money Returned. Certainly the climax of the baseball season has shown no loss of interest so far a the fans of Greater New Vork are concerned. Every reserved seat at the Brooklyn park has been sold for the series. Sunday President Charles Ebbets stated that he had been obliged to return more than $60,000 in checks and currency to those who had hoped to purchase seats for the four games for which the Brooklyn baseball club printed reserve coupons. Those in charge of the press stands reported that at noon today more than 400 applications were on file from newspaper writers from all parts of the country. About 300 sim ilar requests were received during the series between Brooklyn and Bos ton In 1916. General Sale Draws Crowd. The sale of unreserved seats in the field stands and bleachers began at 10 A. M. Announcement was made yesterday of the plan to sell the seats today and as a result a line of fans was formed several hours before the time set for opening the sale. A woman had the honor position at the head of the line. When asked how early she had come she replied: I "Early enough to get first place in line." I These seats sold at $ 2 for the field ! stands and $1 for the bleachers, plus I the war tax. Purchaser's were per mitted to buy seats for any one or all of the sanies to be played at Ebbetts field. It was estimated that with all seats sold and all available standing room occupied, approximately 26.000 persons could see the' games. Cleveland Favored by Bettors. Betting on the, series opened today with the Cleveland combination a fa vorite over Brooklyn. Curb market and sporting resorts placed the odds at 6 to 5 on the Indians and reported several wagers averaging $1000 dol lars at these places. It was stated there was considerable backing for the Brooklyn team, but that those who would wager on the Superbas desired 7 to 5 for their money aru refused to accept the 6-to-5 odds offered. Betting commissioners offered even money on Jhe result of tomorrow's contest, leaving the (Concluded on Face 14, Column 3.) Xcw Scale W ill Stand TTntil Mayor's Commission Makes Decision, Is Declaration. SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 4. (Special.) To meet the competition of inde pendent distributors who had already taken similar action, members of the Seattle Retail Milk Dealers' associa tion this afternoon cut the retail price of milk to 14 cents a quart. The old price was 15 cents. The new price, the association deal ers said, will stand until the mayor s milk commission makes a decision in the price controversy between the milk dealers and the organized dairy farmers. Dealers explained the cut was made for no other purpose than to meet competition, and that they had merely followed their custom of following up or down the condensery price of milk, which price was cut last week. The first intimation that a cut f 1 cent a quart in retail milk prices would be made by the Seattle milk distributors pending the milk commission's inves tigation was given oit by Harold T. Moore, secretary of the Seattle Retail Milk Dealers' association today. The association members will also cut the price paid the dairy farmers to the same extent that the condens ery price was cut last week, that is to say, 40 cents. This would make their new price to the dairy farmer $3.25. CHARITIES ARE ENRICHED Will of Banker Schiff Leaves $1,350,000 to Organizations. NEW YORK, Oct. 4. Charitable bequests of approximately $1,3.10.000 were made by Jacob H. Schiff, banker and philanthropist, who died last week. His will, filed today, leaves the remainder of the estate to be shared equally by his son and daughter, Mortimer L. Schiff, and Mrs. Frieda Warburg. The widow was "amply iovided for" outside the will, and in a sepa rate provision also made for Mr. Schiff's personal employes and the employes of Kuhen. I.oeb & Co., the banking firm of which he was the senior member. No appraisal of the estate is pos sible at this time, it was said. One of the bequests was $25,000 to the Jewish orphan as luni of Frankforton-the-Main, Germany, Mr. Schiff's birthplace. STABBING MAN CHARGED Xcgrrcss, 23, Arrested and Held Un der Bail of $2000. Helen Williams, a negress. 23. was arrested last night by Patrolman Nichols and charged with stabbing J. Jensen. 39. with a knife when Jon sen tried to stop her while she was fleeing from Sherman L. Johnson. 27, who accused the Degress of stealing $1S0 from him. The woman's bail was fixed at $2000, which she was un able to furnish last night. Jensen and the policeman were standing at Park and Burnside stree'.s when they saw Johnson chasing the negress and calling for help. They joined in the chase. Jensen caught her. She is alleged to have stabbed in the arm and hand. MANY SOLDIERS RE-ENLIST One Ont of Every Five on Expi ration of Term Goes Back. WASHINGTON. Oct- 4. About one of every five soldiers whose enlist ments expired In September have re enlisted, the army recruiting service reported tonight. At Camp Goron. Ga., 55 per cent of the men discharged re-entered immediately, and at Camp Lewis, Wash., 50 per cent. A total of 16.461 men was accepted for service in September. The army strength now is 190.432. MRS. COOLIDGE HONORED Wife of Vice-Presidential Candi date Entertained in Gotham. NEW YORK, Oct. 4. Mrs. Calvin Coolidge was the guest today at a reception arranged in her honor by the republican womens' state execu tive committee. Mrs. Coolidge. using a carpenter's hammer, drove a nail into a wooden copy of the Harding front porch that had been erected inside the hotel. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS The Weather. TESTERDAT S Highest temperature. 73 degrees; lowest, 5ft; part cloudy. TODAY'S Rain, southeasterly winds. Polities. Senator Borah opposes Harding's plan for association of nations. Page 1. Cox tries to sell league to women. Page 2. Five likely to enter race for attorney general office. Page 1. Wilson ties Cox to league. Page 1. Senator Cummins of Iowa must fight to retain his seat. Pag 2. i Harding ppeak? at dedication of soldier memorial. Page 6. National. Imports grow, exports decline during Au gust. Page 3. Pacific Northwest. Competition forces Seattle retailers to re duce milk prices. Page 1. Sports. 1 Brooklyn and Cleveland both sanguine on eve of series. Page 1. Portland and YieiiritT. vVater transportation problems discussed at rivers and harbors convention. Page I. Registration of 110.G27 is county's heaviest. Page 1. Site for warehouse to handle northwest wool clip is purchased here. Page 12. Bondsmen of auditorium bunder agree to revise claims on council. Page 10. Dock commission to pas on change in charter. Page 26. Sua shines forth on Grcsham fair. Fage 13. FLAWS GET BOOST Rivers and Harbors Con vention Opens. VITAL PROBLEMS TAKEN UP Experts Urge Co-Operation for Entire Northwest. 150 DELEGATES PRESENT Gathering: Among: Most Important Held in Portland; Sessions to Conclude Todav. Co-operation of transportation, ship ping and commercial interests of the northwest in an effort to better the rivers, harbors ind all water trans portation facilities on the Pacific coast, was urged at the first ses eiorc of the rivers and harbors con vention held at the Multnomah hotel yesterday. More than 150 delegates, representing water transportation in terests of the entire northwest, from the Puget sound district to Crescent City, Cal.. registered for the conven tion yesterday. Enthusiasm and an evident deter mination to achieve results in a broad field, barring district prejudices, marked the day's doings. it is ex pected that far-reaching plans that will affect the future of the north west for all time will be formulated and carried out through the work of the convention and the annual meet ings of the organization, which pledged itself yesterday to confine its activities to water transporta tion problems alone In an effort to meet the crisis confronting western states through increased rail trans portation rates. Transportation Experts If ere. Yesterday's convetion activities'con sisted mainly In whipping the organ ization into shape through the ap pointment of committees and execu tives for the two-day session and in deciding on the policy and scope of the work to be done by the or ganization, although valuable contri butions by experts in several fields characterized the addresses at the aft ernoon and evening sessions. Significant of the importance at tached to the rivers and harbors con vention yesterday wa.s the fact that many nationally known authorities on water transportation wefe pres ent, together with members of con gress representing both Washington and Oregon. Marshall Shackelford of Washing ton, U. V., field secretary of the Na tional Kivers and Harbors congress. Blanks Kverrctt of Washington, rep resenting the United States Chamber of Commerce, and Ansel R. Clark, of the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce of New York, were present at yesterday's sessions. Several Latiniiktri Present. The congressional delegation in cluded Representatives Hawley and MaArthur and Senators Chamberlain and McNary of Oregon and Senator Jones of Washington, known as father of the merchant marine bill whose operation caused a bitter controversy on the Pacific coast. Charles Hall, president of the Ore gon State Chamber of Commerce, was cleated temporary chairman of the convention at the 'morning session yesterday and installed as permanent chairman at the afternoon meeting. Alfred A. Ay a of Portland was elected secretary. Mayor Baker delivered the address of welcome to the visitors at the first meeting, and responses were made by Mayor W. H. Clay of Kver ett. Wash., It. C. Beach of Lewiilon, Idaho, aud .Karl Jvirkpatrick of Kuenc- United States Senator McNary, speaking at the morning session on "Waterway Development," and Sen ator Chamberlain, in a short address before the luncheon held in the Port land Chamber of Commerce dining room, both urged that the plans of the organization be developed into a nation-wide effort for tho betterment of water transportation, and not con fined whblly to the Pacific coast. Kxtensloa of Work Irgtd. "I have always advocated a polioy of open rivers and waterways in Uie development of Oregon's water trans portation resources." said Senator Chamberlain. "This is the first time that a collective eftort has been made, on the Pacific coast to meet and solve some of the transportation problems. It is my belief that this effort and interest should be extended over the e"ntire country." C. C. Chapman, editor of the Oregon Voter, presided at the luncheon yes terday noon and H. B. VanDuier, president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, repeated the welcome giv en the delegates on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. G. H. Douglas of Crescent City, Cal., In a short address asked the co-operation of , the convention in the solving of transportation difficulties in Crescent City aud Grants Pass, and especially in the work of putting through a wagon road between the two cities. Marshall Shckelford, field secretry of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, spoke on the subject of 'Uur Inland Waterways," declaring that the public in general does not realize the importance of the trans portation problem. "Transportation affects everything IConcluded on Fage 8. Column !