Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 13, 1921, Page 20, Image 20

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Colony Needs Financial Aid
to Care for Unemployed.
Toun Men Without Work Should
Tfot Be Humiliated, Declares
Head of Settlement.
Portland's unemployed problem
cropped up again in city council yes
terday, when Mrs. Hattie B. Law
rence, head of tne Pisgah colony, ap
peared before the commissioners with
a request for appropriations for the
support of young men sent to the
colony by Judge Kossman of the
municipal court.
Action on the request was deferred,
when some of the commissioners
howed indications of opposing the
application, and the councilmen
reed to consult with Judge Ross
man before taking any definite steps
in the matter.
The men sheltered in the colony,
according to Mrs. Lawrence range in
ages from 18 to 25 years. They are
young men unable to find employ
ment, who have been picked up by
the police on vagrancy charges, w ith
the city Jail filled to overflowing,
Judge Rossman has been sending
them to the colony, which is situated
In the mountains in Columbia county,
eight miles back from Scappoose.
Excellent Work Betas Done.
"The colony undoubtedly does a
good work," remarked Commissioner
Barbur, "but it is out of the jurisdic
tion or control of the city of Port
land, and I do not see how we can
legally appropriate money to send
young men there. I would like to
. provide work for these men so they
would not have to live on charity."
Commissioner Bigelow opposed tbe
plan for economic reasons.
"This matter deals with a floating
population." he said. "If we provide
a city home for that element in Port
land we will have all the vagrants
this side of the Rocky mountains
rushing here to take advantage of it,
and the situation will be worse than
aver. I have had previous experience
with this same condition, since 1
have been in office, and I know what
the result would be.
Commissioner Mann's contribution
to the discussion was brisk.
"I'd put them to work on the rock
pile," he asserted.
Americanism Is Injected.
Tou will never make American
Citizens on the rock pile." Mrs. Law
rence interrupted. "The class of
youths who are now coming to me
is different from any other class I
have ever dealt with before. They
are upright young fellows, who are
not able to find legitimate employ
ment. If nothing is provided for
them they are apt to be forced to
turn to lawless means for their very
Mayor Baker was inclined to side
with the view taken by Mrs. Law
rence. "I do not want to influence the de
cision of you gentlemen," he said,
addressing the council, "but I do
think it would be a good plan to have
a little more personal knowledge of
the situation before you decide it."
His invitation to the other commis
sioners to visit him at the police sta
tion and discuss the matter first-hand
with Judge Rossman was accepted
and action was deferred until tomor
row afternoon.
way, has been started and a depth
of approximately liO feet has been
reached, according to announcement
made yesterday by O. A Sarles of
Portland, who is connected with the
Lower Columbia Oil Gas company.
Mr. Sarles said the well probably
would be 2(I0 feet deep.
The company ha taken a lease on
(000 acres of land in that zrlcinity.
and has announced that' a number of
wells will be drilled. The drilling
was started on December 16, and
since that time six different stratas
of petrified wood have been pene
trated. The drill has now struck a
sandy formation, and it is expected
that better progress will be made.
Another drilling crew has been put
on and tbe company intends to drill
24 hours a day.
Officers of the company are K.
Johnson, county commissioner of
Clatsop county, president; w.
Smith, plumbing contractor ot as
tor;a. vice-president; LrllDert men
ards. secretary-manager, and J. U
Anderson of the Astoria National
bank, cashier. The board of directors
includes the officers and R.
Phillips, general manager of the Clat
soo Lumber Mills of Astoria, an
A. S. Skyles, president of the Rowan
Skyles Auto company of Astoria.
FOR TEAR 192 0.
County Commissioners Order Halt
In Pension Granted Hitherto
to Blind Man.
Net -profits from the operation of
the Multnomah county farm during
1920 totaled JS341.43. according to tn
report of U. G. Smith, foreman, sub
mitted to a meeting of county com
missioners yesterday. He estimated
the total value of products at $26
146.97, of which $26,912.40 was the
wholesale market value of food arti
cles suDOlied and $134.57 the amoun
sold for cash, against which total
operating expenses of $17,805.54 were
After passing a resolution to em
I ploy ten instead of 15 clerks asked by
Sheriff Hurlburt for extra duty in tne
tax department during the rush sea
son, and fixing their salaries at siuu
a month instead of $115 asked, the
board was visited by the sheriff and
was moved to reconsider the action
and vote on It at the next meeting.
The men would be employed ac night
work of six hours a night. They
were paid $100 last year, but salaries
for regular clerks doing somewhat
similar work have been raised from
$120 to $145 since then, according to
Sheriff Hurlburt.
The request of the child welfare
commission for two Tooms in the
courthouse for headquarters was de
nied. The stipend of $100 being
granted Walter Courier, blind man,
for the support of himself, his wife
and five children, was ordered dis
continued on February 1, so that new
arrangements could be made. Cour
ter had represented that he could not
live on less than $212 a month, and
that his earnings were $75 a month
from selling newspapers. The public
welfare commission reported that he
earned $95 a month from sales on an
average, not including gratuities.
Commissioners Order Attorney to
Attend Railroad Sessions on
Ouster Order.
Frank S Grant, city attorney, was
Ordered by city council y.:'-rday to
request the privilege of attending the
conferences of the railroad officials
en the Portland terminal contro
versy. "Make the request as diplomatic
aa you want to," said Commissioner
Bigelow, who proposed the move,
"but let them understand that we
Wflr.t to be represented."
As far as Commissioner Barbur Is
concerned, the present fight as to
Whether certain railroads are to be
ousted from the terminal is a mere
tempest in a teapot. The real battle
In which he expressed himself as in
terested was In obtaining for the
city a new passenger terminal and
better freight handling facilities.
"I will send the communication to
the railroad officials." said Mr. Grant
at the conclusion of the discussion,
"and I am willing to attend the meet
ings if they will let me, but at the
same time I would like to have the
znayor go with me. Not that I am
afraid, but I would like to have the
moral support of his presence.
Speaker Says Non-Partisan League
Is Kun by Radicals.
Discussion of the non-partisan
league as observed in North Dakota
-and other states where it has gained
a powerful hold on the farmers and
on the political affairs of the states
was presented by Jared Weaker of
.Portland al the retail druggists'
luncheon held yesterday at the Cham
ber ot Commerce.
Mr. Wenger stated that A. C. Town
ley end the men working- under hrm
in direct control of the league affairs
vere I. W. W. and radical socialists.
The league itself was branded by
him as a "sugar-coated pill" handed
the farmers as a means of putting
over socialist doctrines. Mr. Wenger
declared that political control had
been utilised to instill radical doc
trines In the schools and spread dis-
content while -stores and newspapers,
subscribed to by the farmers, are un
der absolute control of the I. W. W.
leaders of the league.
Present labor conditions, with
2.000,000 Idle men in the United
States, open up a fertile field for the
radicals to work upon, and make the
fcrread of radicalism a real menace.
Mr. Wenger pointed out.
Yamhill Forum Asks That Half of
Money Be Spent on Byways.
DAYTON". Or.. Jan. 12. (Special.)
The Yamhill county forum, composed
of members of every school district
and city in the county, has adopted
resolutions asking the legislature to
provide for development of strictly
agricultural roads, and enact a state
marketing law similar 'to that of Cal
ifornia. The resolutions were adopted unan
imously at a meeting at McMinnville.
1 Members of the forum declared that
the legislature probably would au
j thorfze a bond issue for road work.
I The resolution included a request that
; 50 per cent of the money be spent on
i lateral, cross and feeder roads In
stead of on the main highways. An
other resolution asked that buyers of
supplies of public use be required to
advertise for bids on all machinery
and supplies purchased in amounts
costing more than $500.
City Slips Back to Oregon Weather
After Mercury Goes to Freezing:.
ASTORIA, Or.. Jan. 12 (Special.)
After two days of low temperatures
Astoria stepped back into the Oregon
weather column last night. Yester
day the temperature which had been
below freeaing started up, the wind
shifted to the southeast and shortly
before midnight had become a howl
ing gale, accompanied by frequent
showers of rain and hail.
The wind at North Head registered
60 miles an hour as the maximum
This morning the wind outside, which
had shifted to the west, was blowing
at a 30-mtle rate and the barometer
started up. while the sun was peep
ing through the clouds.
New City Government Installed in
I HILOMATH. Or.. Jan. 12. (Spe
cial.) The members of the new city
goverpment, who took office recently,
were Dr. Jayne, mayor; K. C Golden,
recorder; Dr. Henderson, treasurer;
W. H. Morgan, marshal, and J. S.
McMurtry. W. Henry. C. W. Davis.
C. T. "VVhittelsey. F. H. Burnap and
H. D. Moorland, members dT the
The city was incorporated in 1SS3.
J. K. Henkle, one of the retiring
councilmen, was a member of the
first council, and has served on the
council at different times since its
by All Means
See the Meier & Frank WINDOWS
McGee, vice-president; L. R. Huels
hoff, secretary; A. C. Shives, treasurer.
Man Declares Refusal to TalkxDue
to Activity of Relatives.
KELSO, Wash., Jan. 12. (Special.)
-V. Tikkanen of the upper Lewis
river country was brought to Kalama
Monday by Sheriff Hoggatt because
ot nis perstsieni reiusai 10 taia
whom he explained that he was act
ing this way because relatives wanted
to sell the home place and divide the
money so as to settle' an estate. Tik
kanen said he had. done most of the
work of improving the place and felt
that he was entitled to most of the
place. He was discharged, but even
after his release continued his re
fusal to talk.
Dempsey to Leave Tor Portland.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12. Jack
Dempsey, heavyweight champion,
planned to leave tonight for Port-
llKKanen wouia mas.e no reply 10 taiiu. wuic nc is oncuuru ...
questions until he was brought before meet Jerry Kellar in a six-round ex
J. E. Stone, court commissioner, tolhlbition bout January 26.
Commercial Club Organized
TIMBER, Or.. Jan. 12. (Special.)
A mass meeting held here Friday re
sulted In the organization of the
upper Nehalera commercial club, rep
resenting the business interests of
the following towns in Washington
county: Hulburt, Timber, Westtimber.
Wedeburg. Reliance. Douty and
Cochran. Officers were elected as
follows: N Bangs, president; George
Drill Declared to Have Reached
Depth or 150 Feet.
The test oil well four miles, south
f Astoria. Just off tbe Seaside high-
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The wonderful story of sight is explained
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Free Lecture on
"Eyes of Youth"
By Dr. A. P. De Keyser, Friday, January
14, 8 P. M., at the De Keyser Optical Insti
tute, 365 Washington Street, 2d Floor Co
lumbia Bldg. Entrance Next Rivoli Theater
The moving picture "Eyes of Youth" will be
shown, together with stereopticon slides of
the anatomy and functions of the eye.
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