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TTIE MORNIXG OREGOXIAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1920
legion s re CLUB
ROOMS ARE OPENED
Senator Chamberlain ' and
Mayor Baker Speakers.
BONUS PLAN INDORSED
Reorganization so as to Have Cen
tral and Community Posts Is
Decided at Sleeting.
There la nothing: the American
people and their representatives are
not willing: to grive to the veterans
of the world war if their demands
are Just and are made by a powerful
organization. United States Senator
Chamberlain and Mayor Baker told
lefrtonnaires at the house-warming
which marked the opening of the new
clubrooms of Portland post, American
IypKion, in the Flatiron building. Sixth
and Ankeny streets, last night.
A enappy business meeting of the
post preceded the speeches and re
sulted in the adoption of new ideas
guaranteed to instill "pep" into the
organization. .A strong central post
and the organization of community
pouts In the outskirts of the city were
Booh Hill I Indorsed.
"In Its essential details, the four-e-ptlon
bonus bill of the American
Legion meets with my approval and
It Is my belief that it will pass the
eenate at the coming session without
many modifications," Senator Cham-
berlain declared, speaking on a sub
ject near to the heart of the legion
naires. "It will pass if men of the
Arrerican Legion will do what Mayor
Baker eays get behind it. The four
million ex-service men in the United
States hold the balance of power.
"It a thing is worth having you
must fight for it. Select some good
legionnaires to keep their eyes on
the gun all the time at Washington.
Send back representatives to con
gress who are in favor of your legis
lation and you will get it through."
Senator Chamberlain told of some
of his activities as the head of the
senate committee on military affairs,
giving a resume of his fight for bet
tor conditions in cantonments and
in France and for the release of mili
tary prisoners in federal peniten
tiaries. Iln Iter In Declared TTnflt.
Rousing cheers from 700 veterans
present greeted his negative refer
ence to Secretary of War Baker.
"I won't say anything about the
secretary of war. 1 guess," declared
the. senator, smiling. Then his jaw
fhot out, slightly. "But I haven't
been afraid to say things:"
When the din subsided a bit, the
senator decided to go a bit further.
"tie's a good fellow," he praised,
faintly. "He's all right as a gentle
man and a man. but in my opinion
totally unfitted for the job!"
The war is not over, was the warn
ing sounded by Mayor Baker, in a
brief address. The period of read
justment is one of great concern and
great danger, he pointed out, for it
is not supported with the patriotism
of war times though constantly men
aced by a wave of unrest and rad
icalism. He prefaced his remarks
hyy expressing his reluctance in ad
dressing such a meeting for fear
that what he said might be consid
ered political rather than sincere,
insisting that his motives . were of
most sincere, and that he believed
he had shown in the past that there
was no time, day or night, when he
would not go to the front for men
who had served their country.
Orgnnlsntion Heclared Powerful
'If the senator by my side does not
need the wishes of you men who of
fered your all on the shrine of your
country, wishes which are legitimate
and fair, he has no right to occupy
the high place he does," said the
mayor. "There is nothing to which
you men are not entitled and if you
do not get it it will be your own fault.
You are the natural successor to the
Orand Army of the Republic and your
organization a powerful machine
which should get results."
Discussion waxed warm during the
business session over two plans for
reorganization of the post, submitted
by a committee composed of T. Henry
Boyd, chairman; Arthur A. Murphy,
W. A. Ekwall, E. W. Jorgenson, P. II.
Holmberg, James S. Gay Jr., Joseph
W. Hammond, Dow V. Walker, A. W.
Monteith and K. S. Jordan. Follow
ing many arguments, the post adopted
what were considered the best points
in both plans.
Talks Given on PropOKaln.
Among the Legionaires who talked
en the proposals were: Thomas
Sweeney, T. R. Mah'oney, George L.
Ranch, T. H. Boyd. Jerry Owen, James
S. Gay, Jr., G. L. Goodell, K. S. Jordan,
Ben S. Morrow, Dow V. Walker,
Franklin F. Korell. James Alexander,
C. A. Beckwith and Cassius R. Peck.
As finally adopted the essentials
of the new plan are: monthly business
meetings instead of bi-monthly; rou
tine work handled by executive com
mittee; monthly report of post com
mander and resume of executive com
mlttee action; public excluded from
meetings; special attention to feat
uring entertainment at meetings; en
couragement of the organization of
posts in community districts such as !
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Sollwoood. Montavjlla and Lents, not
connected with any other post: de
velopment of clubrooms; publication
of post bulletin monthly; employment
of executive secretary by executive
committee to handle all activities of
post; and inauguration of member
ship campaign of one week beginning
BORAH ATTACKS LEAGUE
(Continued from First Page.)
of the republican party will never
compromise this riuht.
"The voice of Maine was the voice
of Lincoln speaking through the
Taste good, do rood; diaWvo
instantly on tongue or in water
carry in Test-pocket or travel
ing-case; take aa needed.
Alao In tablet form for the
who pref er thasnnu
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sturdy and patriotic men and women
who have kept the faith.
"The real question which this whole
league scheme presents to the aw-
i erage citizen is this: Shall we go into
j Europe and take upon ourselves as
'a people and as a part of our bur
dens and obligations the turmoil, the
strife, racial conflicts -and the im
perialistic schemes of the old world,
or shall we stay out? Keep that
plain, fundamental proposition be
"All these schemes lead to but one
destination Europe. Whether you
have it with or without reservations,
it all leads to Europe and joins you
and your children and your children's
chidi-en to their councils, their set
tlements, ' their standard of living,
their conceptions of government, their
wars and their eternal diplomatic In
trigue just now tormenting Europe
as it has for 300 years.
Vault Held no Difference. '
"Whether you call the scheme a
league, a concert of powers, an al
liance or an association they all lead
to Europe and place upon the already
bended backs of American taxpayers
their scheme of exploitation and
waste, and upon the shoulders of the
American youth the military burdens
which must eventually grow out of
"This is the reason why Lloyd
George Is perfectly willing for us to
come In on our own terms. This is
the reason which Viscount Grey Is
willing for us to fix up our own
method, gratify our own vanity as to
the method of going in, for they un
derstand and have so declared, that
once in, the method of getting in is
Immaterial Once there we must as
sume all the obligations and deal
with all the situations which our
presence there inevitably incurs.
"Witness some of the scenes at
Versailles! such as the betrayal of
China the deal by which Shantung
was bartered away to an unfriendly
power. America sat in the settlement
and was silent. If not silent, then by
reason of her association, powerless.
That is the first time in all her his
tory that she connived at the betrayal
of a friendly people and broke every
Pledge, legal and moral, which a peo
ple could make.
"And that is the first time that the
United States ever sat in on a Euro
DR. C. W. HUETT TO BE AT
ROSE CITY PARK CHURCH.
Me-tliodlst Pastor, Recently MIs-
. sionary to Japan, Scouts
Possible War With V. S.
Dr. C. W. Huett, one of the new
appointees of the Oregon Methodist
conference, has just come to Portland
from Aberdeen, Wash., to take the
pulpit of the Rose City Park Metho
Dr. Huett passed ten years In Japan
as a missionary in the Methodist
Episcopal church, returning to this
country in 1907. He declared yester
day that there is no Japanese "ques
tion" a far as a possible war is con
cerned with Japan, "unles America is
the aggressor." He said that he well
understands the feeling that has
grown up in this country over the
agricultural question, but he main
tained that harmony will prevail be
tween the two countries.
Dr. Huett enjoyed his work in
Japan and would have remained
there all his life if an independent
Japanese Methodit church had not
been formed, he said. With the crea
tion of this new church the evan
gelistic work was turned over to the
native Japanese, and Dr. Huett
found the situation of two churches.
the Japanese and American Metho-
dlsts, not as mucn to his liking.
Dr. Huett entered the ministerial
field In Colorado, where he spent 11
years. He is a graduate of the
University of Denver, where he took
, hi ma8ter of arts and honorary
, u . . K ,
degrees. xie was in Aberdeen onlv
Game Luw Violators Fined .
une nunarea ana ten dollars in
fines for violation of the state game
laws was turned in yesterday to the
office of the state game warden. P.
S. Frharksen of Albany was fined
ta by Judge Oliver for hunting with
out a license near Albany; Merton
Everest of Cloverdale was fined the
same amount for having a quail in his
possession; Loul Bossasco of Portland
paid J25 for hunting pheasants on
the Multnomah county game preserve:
Tony Borri of Portland paid $40 for
hunting on a game refuge in Clack
a mas county, and W. Knudson of
Portland was fined $25 for hunting
witbuut a license.
B. O. Powers Dead.
BEND, Or., Oct. 4. Pending receipt
of Avord from North Yakima, where
B. O. Powers, a recent arrival in this
city, who died suddenly at SisWrs,
was a member of the Oddfellow
lodge, no arrangements are being
maae lor tne luneral services. Pow
ers dropped dead of heart disease
while conversing with his employer.
Jack Tansey, at the end of his day's
Missing Girl Sought Here.
The Women's Protective bureau was
asked last night to look for Miss Ada
Ingram, 18. who came to Portland
Jluly 4, from Hardman, Or., and has
not communicated with her relatives
since. She was on her way to visit
a sister, Julia Adkins, in St. Helens,
S. & H. green stamps Tor cash.
Holman Fuel Co. Mala 353. E80-21.
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Alaska Buys 250,000 Feet at
Decline of 20 Per Cent.
CANADIAN MARKET IS OFF
Many Orders for Export Shipment
Canceled; Montreal Keports
Decrease of $18 a 1000 Feet.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Oct. 4. (Special.)
Representing a 20 per cent drop in
lumber prices in the last few weeks,
due to the new high railroad freight
rates, a contract for 250,000 feet of
lumber, window and door frames and
other building materials has been
awarded by the Alaskan Engineering
commission to the Pork Blakely Mill
company on a bid of $9,438.32. An
even cheaper price could have been
obtained except for the requirement
that the lumber should be delivered
in Seattle within 10 days.
The present condition of the lum
ber market was reflected in the bid
ding, no fewer than seven firms fil-
ng tenders on the entire order, while
another firm filed a tender on part
of the order. The bidding was the
liveliest known to the waterfront in
a long time. Before the new railroad
rates became effective the lumber and
other items would have cost the Alas
kan commission close to ?12,000 in
stead of $9438. Compared to the
prices that prevailed in February the
contract represents a 40 per cent
Canadian Market Drops.
The order to be filled by the Port
Blakeley Mill company will be used
in constructing living quarters for
the United Stales navy coal commis
sion in the Matanuska cold fields in
The lumber market took a decided
drop all through Canada on Friday
and Saturday and several Vancouver
sawmills are making preparations to
close, according to advice received
here today. One firm offered dimen
sion for 21 per 1000 and this quota
tion, allowing the broker $3, leaves
the net price to the manufacturer
standing at $18. Another firm carry-
rvg an overstocked yard was unload
ing on a base of $14, and domestic
buyers reaped considerable benefit by
Foreign Business Falls Off.
News that there was going to be
a drop in the price of lumber in all
manufacturing .centers has the effect
or killing the trade in foreign mark
ets. Only lumber already ordered is
now moving. In many instances ord
ers have been ruthlessly canceled.
Since the increase in the freight
rates the Prairie farmers are reluct
ant to build extensions to their houses
or new barns to house their crops and
are assisting the Dominion in hus
banding the timber resources of the
Montreal reports a droD of $18 ner
1000 in lumber during the past week,
rough clears,, selling at $82. timbers
at $64 and rough cedars at $85. These
prices take care of original cost,
broker, freight and eastern retailer.
WHEAT Firry KE STAKE DROP
Decline of 10 to 12 Cents Bushel
Made in Day.
CHICAGO, Oct. 4. Wheat futures
declined 10 to 12 cents a bushel today
in the principal grain markets of the
west, in some cases touching low
levels not before reached since the
government established the wartime
December deliveries closed In Chi
cago and St. Louis at $1.95 to $1.95
and at Kansas City even a lower level
was reached at $1.91. At Minneapolis
the December option closed at an
even $2, a drop of 11 cents from
March options closed at Chicago
$1.91 to $1.91H. Kansas City $1.87-,
St. Lou?is $1.93 Vi and at Minneapolis
Declines in wheat were reflected in
new flour quotations from Minneapo
lis, where declines of 60 cents a barrel
since Friday were reported by two
mills, bringing flour to $11.30 to $11.55
barrel in quarter-barrel sacks.
Corn and oats likewise.touched new
low levels, equaling quotations of
1916 and 1917 for December options.
December corn closed in Chicago at
85486 cents, compared with $1.21
six weeks ago and $1.76 in July,
1919. Cash corn at that time reached
Oats established a new low record
in both December and May deliveries.
closing at 55 cents and 59 cents on the
Chicago board. In May of this year
May options went as high as $1.08.
Lack of export demand and free
Canadian offerings are given as causes
of the decline in wheat and corn and
oats are reflecting the wheat situa
tion. LITTLE WHEAT IS OFFERED
Slump In Values Fairs to Stimulate
Walla Walla Sales.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Oct. 4.
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early to get ready money to pay ex
penses, are not anxious to sell. One
dealer Saturday endeavored to get a
carload of wheat and offered $2.20 a
bushel finding little on the market.
Most of the grain sold here has
brought around $2.15 and $2.20.
Owing to the higher prices in vogue
on the coast, some growers receive as
high as $2.30. Growers predicted to
day, however, that the bulk of the
grain would be sold around $2. Mill
ers predicted today that flour in this
region would drop about 50 cents a
barrel early this week, or as soon as
a meeting of the millers of this dis
trict can be held.
OREGON CITY FILING ENDS
SOME CITY OFFICES TO GO
BEGGING AT ELECTION.
Names Are Expected to Be Written
in on Ballots; James Shan
non Out for Mayor.
OREGON CITT, Or., Oct. 4. (Spe
cial.) Filing "petitions for candidates
for city offices closed tonight at 6
o'clock with very few aspirants on
James Shannon filed for the may
oralty race and will be opposed by
J. J. Tobin, who entered his petition
several days ago. Tobin is present
councilman from Ward 1.
Dr. William Krassig also filed to
day as a candidate from Ward 3 and
will be opposed by M. H. Long, who
filed the first of last week.
W. C. Oreen. present incumbent
from W'ard 2, is again a candidate and
will be opposed by George Griffin,
who filed today.
E. M. Howell and F. A. Metzner are
the candidates from Ward 1.
C. W. Kelly filed today as a candi
date for city recorder and will have
a clear field, as will George E. Swaf-
rord for city treasurer. O. D. Eby
filed Monday as a candidate for city,
attorney and will oppose George L.
Ward 4 is without a candidate and
it is probable that names will be
written in on the ballot for this of
fice. Two measures will be on the ballot
for Oregon City a one-mill tax for
the support of the library, and the
McLoughlin Park as a site for the
new city hall.
The petition of J. F. Albright for a
franchise to operate Jitneys from Or
egon City to Portland, will be kept
off the ballot on account of a num
ber of the signers of the petition Hot
being registered as voters. Of the
204 signatures on the petition it was
claimed that about 60 were Illegal.
PARADE ENTRIES MM
FIRE PREVENTION OBSERV-
ANCE TO BE HELD SATURDAY.
Prisoners Serving Time In Peniten
tiary for Arson to Bo in
Line of March.
Entries for the fir prevention pa
rad next Saturd-ay night, a feature
of the fire prevention week, are nu
merous, according to Aaron Frank,
chairman of the parade committee.
The entries are being made by firms.
individuals, organizations and divi
sions of the fire bureau and are ex
pected to form the longest fire pre
vention parade "ever heid in the Pa
Governor Olcott will lead the pa
rade, with state, city and county of
ficials occupying pr:inent places in
the line of march. Hoy scouts have
volunteered their services for the pa
rade, according to Chairman Frank.
Fire prevention week is intended to
call the attention of the public to the
danger from carelessness with fire
Every person serving time in the
Oregon penitentiary for arson will
be entered in the parade to portray
the punishment for deliberately set
ting of a fire. Warden Compton will
bring the men to Portland Saturday
The large clock at Sixth and Alder
is attracting . mucU attention. One
fire, which occurred in the Scott ho
tel, prevented a perfect record. The
clock will be set every noon during
the present week.
SHRINE NOT 'RESPONSIBLE
Report Tlvat Wire Caused Recent
Warehouse Blaze Disproved.
Proof that a Shrine decoration
wire did not cause the recent fire in
the Meier & Frank warehouse at
Broadway and Taylor street is given
in a report presented to Shrine com
mitteeemen by Inspector Going of the
bureau of buildings, who made an in
vestigation of the source of the blaze.
Since the conflagration reports have
been circulated that one of the wires
used in decorating for Shrine week
Frank S. Grant last night said
that all of these wires were taken
down within three weeks after the
carnival and his committee had no
knowledge of any others that might
be in the streets.
"Rain Plays Havoc .Willi Prunes.
DALLAS, Or., Oct. 4.- (Special.)
Itain of the past few days played
havoc to Polk county's bumper crop.
In many orchards the fruit is rotting
in the trees on account of the inabil
ity of the pickers to harvest the crop
In many instances the mud is deep in
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PORTLAND MOTOR CAR CO.
Tenth and Burnside
BRIDGE TENDER ROBBED!
OUTLAW ESCAPES OVER RAIL
ING OP INTERSTATE BRIDGE.
George H. Albright, TK-kot Seller,
Held ITp t Early Morning
Hour, and $34.90 Taken.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 4. (Spe
cial.) A robber held up Ueorje H.
Albright, ticket seller on the Oregon
end of the Columbia river interstate
bridg-c at 1:35 o'cloc.K this morning
oTiri tnok 134.90. A man drivinar a ma
chine passed a few minutes later and
paid his money for his ticket, dui
Mr. AlbriKht was somewhat excited
and failed to (rive a ticket. When the
man reached the ticket-taker on the
draw spanjie was held up until Mr.
Albright could be telephoned. He
said that he got the money for the
machine all right, so the man was
permtted to go. Mr. Albright said
that he had been held up and help
was -sent him at once,
Mr. AlbriKht said a man about 30
years Old crawled over the railing
shortly after a Vancouver car had
passed and at the point of a gun. de
manded that the money In the cash
register be put in Mr. Albright's hat
and handed him. This was don. The
robber 'disappeared over the side of
the railing. Later the cap was found
under the bridge and tracks could be
traced to the water's edge, which
leads to the belief that the robber
came and went in a boat.
The robber was said to be of dark
complexion, had a plaid mackinaw
on and wore a light cap.
This is the second time the tender
was held up at the same place, tne
Event of Reduction Purchasers
Will Be Protected
NCWCOMB CARLTCN. MESIOENT
GEORGE W. E. ATKIMS.'vice-PRCSlOENT BELVIDERE BROOKS VICE FEJiOfNT
message, subject to the
which are hereby agreed to.
Detroit, Michigan., Sept. 25, 1920
Portland Motor Car Company,
We have several inquiries in reference to prices of our products?
Existing conditions do not Justify any reductions in these
prices and we do not anticipate making any reductions. This com
pany will guarantee its distributors against any reduction made
prior to July first, nineteen twenty one, in the prices of new
Packard cars and trucks of current model undelivered, to cus
tomers as of this date. You are requested to notify your custo
mers accordingly. Letter of confirmation follows.
Packard Motor Car Company
ime being November 19, 1918,
C. G. Herman was robbed of
by Cyril Laird, who later killed
Deputy Sheriff Twombly. Laird was
later captured and Is serving a sen
tence in the Oregon penitentiary.
M'SWINEY CHAPLAIN HERE
Former I'ather of Irish Battalion
located at Bend.
BEND, Or.. Oct. 4. (Special.)
Formerly official chaplain for Terence
MacSwiney's battalion ot Irish repub
lican volunteers. Father Gabriel Har
rington of the Irish Capuchin Fran-
rAn- -.1,. raianrlv Iniflprt t Vl P
Catholic clergy In Bend, declared to-
lair that Ma.-.Qu-inmv'M InnfT htinCfri
strike In Brixton Jail is "a triumph
of the spirit." Father Harrington
came to America a little more than a
"I remember Lord Mayor MacSwlney
well." Father Harrington said in
speaking of his old friend, "and I
know that he does not want- to die.
It is not an attempted suicide on his
part, but unwillingness to admit, by
receiving British-imposed punishment,
the right of the empire to rule Ire
land." Auto Vpsets; Two Are Injured.
OREGON CITY. Or., Oct. 4. (Spe
cial.) Adam Garrfn and Fred Wol
fer of Hubbard were slightly injured
Sunday when their automobile upset
near New Era. Garren sustained se
vere cuts on the face and bruises an
his body, while Wolfer suffered in
ternal injuries and bruises on his
Girl Hurt in Auto Plunge.
ASTORIA, Or., Oct. 4. (Special.)
Miss Mamie McCulloirgh was serious
ly injured last night when a car in
which she was riding, and driven by
H. E. Allen, plunged off the highway
near Svenson and rolled over six
times. The driver was not injured.
He says he was blinded by the head
lights of another car and this caused
him to run .off the road
Citizenship Rights Prized.
Suit was filed in federal court yes
terday to cancel action taken by the
government to deprive Victor Walcr
ian Lilja of his citizenship. G. E.
Vanderveer, I. W. W. counsel, is rep
resenting Lilja. who Is alleged to
have defended the German cause dur
ing the war: The attorney contends
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An island of romance surrounded by an
ocean of laughs. Story by Roy Cohen,
famous Saturday Evening Post writer.
JOE MARTIN COMEDY
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that the complaint is defective and
the action of the court invalid. Ar
guments will be heard on the motion
Polk County Pair Near.
DALLAS, Or., Oct. 4. (Special.
The ninth annual Polk county fair
will open in Dallas Thursday with a
greater display of farm products than
has been seen here for many years.
Exhibits have begun to arrive at the
Tho second Polk county automobile
show will also be held at this time
and promises to be a big surprise to
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