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TIIE 3IORMXG OREGON! AX. FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1921
leins NEW BUREAU
laws and Invested with such powers
and required to perform uch duties
as the legislature may provide.
Proposed Bill Gives Director
UNIONS FIGHT MENACE
Him r Would Compel Organized
Workers to Produce Records
in Court for Employers.
OTAJfPIA. Warn, Jan. 13 (Spe
clal.i The Washington Federation of
Labr.i- has begun a fight on the pro
posed measure'on industrial relations
recuinme nded by the Industrial code
commission and approved by uover
nor Hart in his message to the legis
i Aithntich the commission:
bill had not been formally introduced
fh. renort of the commission incor
porating a copy of the bill has been
transmitted to both branches and re
ferred to the committee on labor and
An alternative plan as drafted by
.v.. v-Hemtinn of Labor was intro
duced in the house today by Repie-
....... i iv Miller of King
The industrial code commission's
measure creates a department of la
bor and industries, charged with the
administration of laws affecting in
dustrial relations. The department
would be under the supervision of a
-hl..f icutive officer to De Known
ik. rfir.-tr of labor and indus
tries, who shall he appointed by the
with the consent of the
Ulrrrlnri rower Brood.
The directoi would be empowered
.....i.. ita bill, from time to time, to
Maaailu and unify the administra
tis.. 1.11m of his department and
noi.- u vsicrnnipi: is ui uuu.a ...c ...
visions as may be deemed advisable
to .n-ordlnate the worK or ine ae
partment; to classify all subordinate
officers of his department and to fix
a schedule of salaries for subordi-
n.ira and emDloyes: to fix the bond
to be given by each appointive officer
anil employes of his department.
Rv the terms of the bill the de
pai imt nt of labor and industries shall
b rfiviil.! into three divisions inaus
trial insurance, safety and industrial
rlations. blach division would be
under the direct charge of an assist
ant director to be appointed by the
executive head of the department. It
thus consolidates the department of
Industrial insurance, medical aid and
lo.al aid boards: the state safety
board, factory Inspection, mine in
spection, electrical Inspection, hotel
Inspection and bureau of labor.
Director Mediate Dixputea.
The measure empowers the director
to promote mediation and conciliation
in industrial disputes; to investigate,
obtain and keep a record of infor
mation concerning the organization
and operation of shop councils in
other states and to encourage, pro
mote and assist in the organixation
of industrial and shop councils, shop
committees, local mediation, concilia
tion and adjustment boards and other
agencies for bringing about improved
Industrial conditions in the Industries
The last two powers conferred by
the law are the chief basis of the
opposition launched against the bill
by organized labor. Commenting on
this feature of the bill, William Short.
president of the state federation, to
day declared the proposal was an at
tempt to put in effect in this state a
modified form of the Rockefeller
Foundation plain in operation in Col
orado, which plan. Short declared,
"has proved a miserable failure."
Short attacked the proposal by which
the state would undertake to enter
Industrial plants to set up a statu
constructed shop council to deal with
relations between employer and em
ployes. I'nlons See Threat.
The section of the measure which
has caused most resentment on the
part of organized labor is one which
empowers the department to issue
st'bper.as and compel attendance of
witnesses and the production of books
and documents and provide the same
penalty for refusal to obey such sub-pt-nas
as is provided for contempt
of court. President Short declared
thjt by this section an attempt is
made to absolutely destroy organ
ized labor, by making its books and
records of proceedings of the unions
subject to inspection by the employ
es. The measure Introduced today at
the request of organized labor pro
Tides for an industrial or labor com
mission of five members, two from
the employers, two from labor and
one, appointed by the governor, as
representative of the public. The
Plan calls for a consolidation or
boards and elimination of duplication
of functions, but retains the prin
ciples underlying the present laws
In this state. For the settlement of
industrial disputes the proposed meas
ure provides a plan of mediation op
erating upon the same principle as
that established by the federal de
partment of labor.
N.i.al Air Base Desired.
In the senate. Mr. Hastings of King
introduced a joint memorial, which
was passed, urging congress to make
appropriations for the establishment
of a great naval aviation base at
Sand point on Lake Washington,
The sub-committee of the joint com
mittee on. naval affairs of congress
inspected the Sand point site last
summer and the matter is now up for
consideration by the entire commit
tee. Before the close of the world war
the navy department had determined
that it was necessary to have a great
aviation field it that point, but the
close of the war left the question un
decided. Lars-rut Bill Introduced.
Governor Hart's civil administra
tive code proposing reorganisation of
the civil administration of state gov
ernment was introduced in the houe
this morning by the special joint
committee on executive recommenda
tions. The bill was Introduced by
title only and the provisions of the
measure did not become public until
the printed copies came from the
printer late this evening.
Both houses had adjourned for the
day when the bills were delivered and
members had not had time to read
the document, which is one of the
most voluminous measures ever in
troduced in the Washington legisla
ture. The bill creates 10 departments of
state government, as follows:
The department of public works.
PHONE COMPANY ANXIOUS
Immediate Heariu-r Wanted op
Rate Increase Application.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 13.- (Special.)
The joint committee of the associa
tions of the plant department em
ployes of the Pacific Telephone & Tel
egraph company has sent a letter to
the Oregon public service commission
urging that immediate action be
taken with relation to hearing the ap
plication of the telephone corporation
for an Increase in rates. It was set
out in the letter that because of the
continuance of the Portland terminal
hearing that the commission probab
ly would be able to take up the tel
ephone company's application without
Special reference was made by the
committee to the recent announce
ment of the telephone corporation
that all contemplated construction
work for the year 1921 would neces
sarily have to be abandoned unless
the company was able to obtain ad
Late today the commission had
made no order setting the date for
hearing the application.
ISLAND WOODS DESCRIBED
Charles J". Kraebel Writes About
Forests in Hawaii.
Conditions in Hawaiian forests
were reviewed in an article written
by Charles J. Kraebel, ex-Portland
man, in a recent issue of "The
Hawaiian Forester and Agricultur
ist." Mr. Kraebel is now assistant'
superintendent of forestry In the
Mr. Kraebel was in the Portland of
fice of the forest service for several
years and left last June for his new
work. While here he was stationed
for a t'me at the Wind River experi
ment station. Mr. Kraebels article
In the magazine describes In detail
certain technical phases of the lor
ests and gives a review of the for
estry exhibit at the Maui county fair.
REPORT OF THEFT
CAUSE OF lEST
W. Smith Held on Charge
of Conducting Lottery.
PUNCH-BOARD IS SEIZED
BOUNDARY LINE INVOLVED
Mum. nil Indians to As-ert Claims
to 700,000 Acres.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Jan. 13.
(Special.) With their contention
based upon an old treaty. Jeff Riddle.
Joe Ball and Clayton Kirk, members
of the Klamath Tribal council, left
for Washington. D. C, this morning,
where they will appear before, the
secretarv of the interior and en
deavor to relocate the boundary of
the Kiamatn reservation .a iiv
recognized by the government.
The Indiars assert the boundary
should be four miles south of the
present line. About 700.000 acres are
involved and the value of tins land is
estimated at JIO.000.000.
SALEM PLANS CORN SHOW
Commercial Club Takes Steps to
SALEM, Or., Jan. 13. (Special.)
Salem is to have a'corn and poultry
show this year, according to a decision-reached
at a meeting of the com
mercial club last night. The date
will be announced later.
Colonel E. Hofer impressed upon
the members the necessity of provid
ing a welcome for strangers visiting
this city. The result of his address
was the appointment of a committee
composed of Dr. H. E. Morris. Colonel
Hofer. R O. Snelling and Otto Paulus
whose duty It will be to devise ways
and means the better to welcome
strangers within the city.
Proprietor of Pool Hall Accused ol
Violating Slate Law Against
When G. W. Smith, proprietor of a
combined pool room, confectionery
and tobacco stand at Springdale, tele
phoned the office of Sheriff Hurlburt
shortly after 8. o'clock yesterday
morning that his establishment had
been robbed, he little Imagined that
few hours would see him in the
county Jail under a felony charge
and a state-wid ca mpaign against the
illegal sale and use of punch boards
His message was the direct cause
of his own arrest and the clamping
of a padlock on the doors of the C. C.
Chick company, "manufacturing
agents," at 609 Upshur street, bv
Deputy Sheriffs Christofferson and
Scliirmer. It is asserted by the
sheriff's office that the Upshur street
plant has been the distributing center
for swindling punchboards in the
state of Oregon.
Prosecution Is I rued.
With lists of customers throughout
the city and state available. District
Attorney Evans announced last night
that prosecutions under the state law
county Jail and charged with con
ducting a lottery.
The prizes offered on the board In
question were two S20 bills, one J-0
gold-piece, two $10 gold-pieces, four
12 greenbacks, two silver bar-pins.,
two pearl-handled pocket knives, and
two w-atches. At 10 cents per punch. :
the holes on the board would have j
Board Believed Sn indie.
"And when I finish checking over j
this board. I am positive it will be j
found to be crooked and that there j
will be no numbers which would win
the '20 cash prizes," declared Chris- !
tofferson. "There have been other !
boards operated at that store, resi- j
heard of anyone winning U. Smith I immigration authorities to go from
admitted that before all the numbers
; ouster pjumr forming
EVELIGIBLES TO BE GATHERED
Train Soon to LeaTe Xew York
lor Pacific Coast. -Labor De
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. A depor-
tation party is being organized by
were punched out the agent always
came around and took the board in,
substituting a new one."
Co-operation of district attorneys
of the state in prosecuting cases will
be simple to obtain as all are in con
vention in Portland today.
BLAME PUTON RETAILER
Consumption of Oregon Products
Xot Always Encouraged.
The need of the retail merchant co
operating in the campaign lor ine
consumption of made in Oregon foods
n the state was emu naM'.eu u. a.
rirk munaaer of the associated In
dustries. in an address delivered at the
luncheon of the Progressive Business
Men's club at the Benson notel yes
terday noon. Mr. Clark said that in
mnv instances it was found retailer
were not encouraging consumption of
A. J. Bale, manager of the Pacific
Coast Biscuit company, told the club
that 40 per cent of the candy sold and
consumed in tne state was manu
factured outside of the state, not
withstanding the fact that Oregon
made candy is fully as good as
candy made anywhere and in many
Additional candidates nominated for
president of the club at yesterday's
meeting included P. H. Kneeland. F.
B. Upshaw and J. A. Keating.
New York to the Pacific - coast
gather up all orientals now in cus
today of various Immigration bureaus
for deportation, it was said today at
the department of labor.
Officials said no nation - wide
round-up of oriental ineligibles in the
United ' States was contemplated, be
cause orientals illegally in the coun
try were being apprehended and in
so thorough a manner that there was
no reason for any nation-wide movement.
would be urged in every community
wnere the prevalent use of punch
boards has been winked at by local
authorities. Penalties for conviction
of "conducting a lottery," under
which punch board operation falls, in
clude fine and penitentiary sentence.
With the aim of investigating the
supposed burglary of Smith's store at
Springdale, Deputy Sheriffs Christof
ferson and Sehirmer drove there about
an hour after the telephone call was
received. They were told that a
prowler had "jimmied" the back door
lock and stolen valuable punchboard
prizes, including JS8 in currency and
gold. For several minor reasons the
story did not ring true to the officers
una was that marks about the lock
on the rear door to the store appar
ently had been made with the key
that was supposed to fit the lock.
Also, nothing had been touched in ih.
store but the punchboard. which had
been sent Smith on consignment by
the Chick company and for which he
had paid nothing.
Complainant In Arrnned.
"You are lying to us. You stole
that board and prizes vourself " fin
ally accused Christofferson. "Come
on over to your house and dig It up."
Smith denied the charge, but fol
lowed the officers. Before he arrived
at his home he was crying. The
"stolen" property was found hidden
under the padding of an ironing
hi'ind. Smith was brought to the
I FACTS GIVEN TO PUPILS
Value of Oregon Resources Will
Be Placed Before School Children
The value of Oregon resources will
be brought before all school children
of the state through a pamphlet which
will be issu.-d soon by the Portland
office of the United States forest
service. The booklet will contain
information about Oregon, emphasiz
ing the timber resources of the stat
The pamphlet was worked up In co
operation with the junior state cham
ber of commerce.
Suggestions for school programmes
on such subjects as "Conservation of
Forests" will be included in the
pamphlet. This is the second year
that the forest service has undertaken
to inform school children abo-it Ore
gon, but this year the information
will be distributed to all the pupils.
Instead of just in a few schoois.
Lumber Firm Sued for $26,373.
ASTORIA, Or.. Jan. 13. f Special.)
Damages totaling $26,373 were
asked by Fay Keeler, a former em
ploye, of the Warrenton Lumber com
pany In a petition filed In .circuit
court here today. Keeler charged he
was t crippled in both legs for life
when lumber, said to have been im
properly piled by the company, fell
DANE IS WILLING TO LEAVE
Count and American Wife Will Xot
SPOKANE. Wash., Jan. 13. Count
Viggo von Holstein-Rathlou of Den
mark, arrested by immigration of
ficials yesterday with his wife, for
merly Mrs. Roy A. Miles Collins of
Portland, will not resist deporta
tion to Denmark, he dec lared in a
newspaper interview today.
He declared he had been, persecuted
by publicity wherever he had gone
in.'the United States and said he
would welcome a return to his native
country. His only concern, he de
clared, was over the 16-year-old eon
of his wife by a former marriage,
whose , passage to Denmark he did
not have the funds to pay.
Immigration Inspector Oowan said
today that the boy would not be de
ported. The count and countess have been
residing in a small house in a modest
residential neighborhood here and he
has been employed at manual labor,
it was declared.
IX DESIRABLES TO GO SOON
Train Carrying Deportees to Pass
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 13. A party
of undesirable Mexicans, Japanese,
Chinese and others from Arizona and
southern California will arrive here
for deportation Thursday, February
3, Edward White, commissioner of
immigration, announced here today.
The train will proceea inrougn i
urpgon ana w asning ion, toiicuuiij,
ineligible Asiatics for deportation
through Seattle. It will continue on
east with a group of European un
desirables for deportation through
"These parties are regular affairs.-
Mr. White said today. We have re
ceived no word here that there is to
be any special roundup."
Standard Oil Pays $21,713.
SALEM. Or., Jan. 13. (Special.)
The Standard Oil company paid to
the state a total of J21.743.95 as tax
on its sales of gasoline and distillate
Oregon during the year ended
December 31, 1920. Money derived
from this tax goes into the highway
fnn anrf, l& evnended in the construc-
' tion and improvement of roads.
ESTACADA CURBS DANCES
l l.i-iug Hour Put at Midnight De
spite Lodge Opposition.
ESTACADA, Or.. Jan. 13. (Spe
cial.) The monthly council meeting
was held in the auditorium of the
high school to accommodate the per
sons who wished to attend, as the
question of closing the public dances
at midnight was to be decided. Sen
timent was' divided.
The local post of the American
Legion and the United Artisans' lodge
were opposed to the measure. Much
However, the measure passed by
v-te of 4 to 1 of the council, After
the decision, the legion members de
clared they would support the law.
OFFICIALS ARE SWORN IN
fiolilenriale Citv Government Is
Turned Over to Xew Council.
GOLDENDALE. Wash., Jan. 13.
(Special.) City officials elected at
the municipal election In December
were sworn in today and the first
meeting of the new council will be
held Monday. January 17.
Officials sworn In were: W. F.
Byards. mayor, and R. D. Sunderland,
grain buver; C. E. Crooks, banker;
E. O. Spoon, banker; Almon Baker,
farmer: F. L. Branton. automobile
salesman, councilmen, and T. Bert
Wilson, treasurer. Appointive offi
cials will be named by the new mayor
at the first meeting of the new
IDAHO STATE BAR MEETS
Committee Reports and Resolu
tions Take Up First Session.
BOISE. Idaho. Jan. 13. (Special.)
Reports of standing committees and
introduction of resolutions featured
the opening of the annual convention
of the Idaho State Bar association
here today. About 50 lawyers from
all over the state are in attendance.
A motion was carried to the effect
that the legislative committee, which
will be appointed by the chair, be
empowered to take up the matter of
the establishment of a system of re
porting the enactment of legislation
in a form readily accessible to the
CROP PROSPECTS BRIGHT
Rain Boon to Southern Oregon, Re
ports John M. Scott.
Southern Oregon stands to have
far better crops next season, because
of the rains that have fallen there,
according to John K. Scott, general
passenger agent of the Southern Pa
cific system, who has just returned
from California. He stopped over in
the Rogue River valley and discussed
conditions with various prominent
"Th a f ! inv in srtit ' . rn flee trnri
the department of business control.!.. ,,, .,,., .h.n it hu h.
me o-iii"i . me ae- of late." said Mr. Scot
panmei.t. oi ia&liuii aiiu cinmuia
ti. n. the department of health, the de
partment of conservation and devel
opment, the department of labor ant
industries, the department of agricul
ture, the department of licenses and
ihe department of flsherle: and game,
which departments shall be charged
respectively with the execution
Application for Water Filed.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
The Harney Valley Improvement com
pfcny of Portland has filed with the
state engineer application to appro
priate water from Rock creek for the
irrigation of 316 acres of land in Har-
lorcement and admmistrat on of such j ney county. '
Not the Least of Sunday's
is the quiet hour with the many-paged issue that reviews the
week, covers the news field of the world, presents scores of fea
ture articles and departments and reaches its zenith in
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Dramatic What's new on the stage?
Reviews Miss Lonergan's New York
letter keeps you informed.
Montague's Good ol' Jimmy, who never
Story Skit fails to hit the target and
both edify and inform the reader.
Domestic In this department Miss Tin
Science gle gives invaluable advice.
Children; The articles of Mrs. Har
That's All greaves on child culture will
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George Master of the modern fable,
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The Hill in crayon are admittedly the
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The fashion service, home depart
ment, including articles on plan
ning, building and decorating the
home, literary and dramatic criticism, auto section,
unequaled sporting pages and all the news of all the
world, fresh from cable and telegraph.
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tures Margot Asquith's Diary and a series of Original Fiction by widely
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January Cleanup Sale
Dresses Coats, Cos
Dress Skirts, Sweat
ers, Camisoles and
and Silk Under
nary reductions to
clean up our large
stock. Hundreds of
to be cleaned up at
You Will Find Many, Exclusive Models in This Sale
Up-to-Date Styles in
To Clean Up at Only
Many in this lot are less than half price.
In most beautiful styles and high grade, to clean
up at only
I - iv9fi!fv'v',''3B
Most of these Suits are less than half price.
Fancy Dresses and Street Dresses
Up-to-the-Minute Styles in Serges and Tricotines
to Clean Up at Once, Less Than Half Price
To Close Out Clean-Up Sale Price
Most of this lot less than half price.