Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 27, 1921, Page 20, Image 20

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Industrial accident commission, the
possibility of having county employes
come under the workmen's compensa
tion act.
On the ground that it would set a
bad precedent, the commissioners re
fused the compromise offered by
Oskar Huber, a contractor, in which
he agreed to maintain the Linnton
road with the exception of 7500 feet
ruined, it was charged, by creosote
dressing carried on it from wood
block paving, if the county would re
lease him from his maintenance con
tract for that stretch.
Farmers living on the Munson road,
between Logie trail and Cornelius
pass, reported to the commission that
the road was impassable and that
even the rural mail carrier could not
get through, asking relief. The mat
ter was referred to Roadmaster
ZZCharge Purchases Go on the February Statements, Dated March 1
Contents' of Bottles Said to
Be Alcoholic Beverage.
Proposed Iron Pipe Deal
Causes Hot Debate.
Today and This Week While Lots Last
Annual Sale of "HURT GOODS" Continues
Meier & Frank's: Household Utilities Section, Basement
Acceptance by City of Higher of
Two Bids, That of Oregon Con
cern, Is Vigorously Opposed.
Charges of favoritism in the award
ing of municipal contracts and as
sertions that a firm which was rec
ommended for a large contract was
widely known for its defective and
fuulty work caused a heated debate
in city council chambers yesterday,
and resulted in instructions to the
commissioner of finance to make a
thorough investigation of the matter.
The clash followed the report of
the purchasing agent on bids for
supplying cast iron pipe for the water
bureau. In his report the purchas
ing agent recommended that the con
tract be awarded to the Oregon Iron
& Steel company, whose bid amounted
to $76,55:!. This brought strenuous pro
tests from K. G. Aim, representing
K. D. Wood & Co. of Philadelphia,
who had submitted a bid of $75,034
for furnishing the pipe.
"Not only is our bid lower by more
than $15ui," insisted Aim, "but I as
sert right here that the product
which we supply is of much higher
grade than that supplied by the
Oregon Iron & Steel company. That
concern is notorious for the poor
quality of its pipe. I can cite in
stances to this body where that firm's
pipe has proved greatly defective,
where it has burst time and again.
We were invited to bid on this con
tract: we did not solicit the order,
and for that reason 1 am here to
protest against the awarding of the
contract to the Oregon Iron & Steel
Itemized Bliln Cited.
In support of his contentions, Mr.
Aim produced the itemized bids and
called the council's attention to one
item for X00 tons of eight-inch pipe,
class 13, for which his company had
submitted a flat bid of $73.25 a ton.
The Oregon company, he asserted,
had divided that item into two eiual
parts, bidding on 400 tons of the ar
ticle at $74 a ton and on the other
400 tone at $76 a ton.
"On that one item we would save
the city $1100." Mr. Aim declared.
In defense of the Oregon company,
an official of the concern denied that
it produced inferior pipe, and urged
that if the contract were awarded to
his firm it would create work at the
Oswego plant for nearly 50 men now
out of employment.
"In these precarious times." com
mented Commissioner Bigelow, "I
think that if the duality is the same
we can afford to shade the price a bit
in favor of a local concern, especially
since thousands of Oregon men are
nut of emDlovment."
It was on the suggestion of Mayor
Baker that the matter was reierrea
to Commissioner Pier of the depart
ment of public finance for investi
Quality Important Matter.
"As I view the situation," the mayor
eni.i "ihprn is one serious thing to
be considered. That is the quality of
the pipe, A public statement has
been made here that the uregon pipe
is not of the quality that it should
Our first duty as public oiuciaui
home industries. But
it is not good public policy to accept
inferior goods, if such is the fact."
I'nmnilssioner Pier said the Oregon
company had formerly supplied much
pipe to the water Duroau int
proved very satisfactory, and that he
was satisfied In CIS own imuu
thn auaJitv of the product.
The councilmen again waxed warm
over the report of the city engineer
on the proposed extension of East
Salmon street from the east line of
Sunnvside addition to the west line
of uiencoe park. The street would
cut through the two-acre farm of
Allan Diller, taking more than one
third of the property, according to
the owner.
Diller, who is a civil war veteran
and has lived on the land for 17 years,
was allowed $3000, exclusive of a $2000
benefit, by appraiser He appeared
before the council to ask that this
be raised to $4000.
Mr. Bleelow Protest.
Commissioner Bigelow dug up the
assessed valuation of the property,
and promptly made a motion, to re
duce the allotment, declaring that
Diller was getting four and seven
tentha times the assessed valuation
for the land. After considerable ari
gument Diller withdrew his request,
but Bigelow galloped along with his
reduction proposal.
"I want to be fair In this matter,
said Mayor Baker, addressing no one
in particular. "I don't believe in get
ting a man on the ground and then
kicking him."
nv.r Riirelow's rote, the other
three commissioners. Baker, Pier and
Barbur, voted to approve the award.
Commissioner Mann was absent. Res
idents of the district acuiesced in the
Distributor of Product Declares It
Was Intended Only for Jle
dccinal Purposes.
It looked like, smelled like and
Fifteen Brilliant Dance Artists to tasted like good sherry wine and it
was labeled, v ine 01 t-epsin. ine
Appear in Four Programmes
at lleilig Theater.
Mile. Anna Pavlowa and her ballet
russe will open their Portland en
gagement tonight at the Heilig the
ater. Pavlowa. will be seen in four
different and distinctive programmes
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SAnnn Pavlowa, who npcnw Port-
land engagement tonight. t
Anna Pavlowa, who open Port
land engagement tonight.
With her come 15 brilliant dance art
ists, besides her ballet of 40 and
special symphony orchestra.
The programme chosen for the
opening performance includes two
complete ballets, besides the pro
gramme of dance divertisements. The
costumes and stage settings have
been worked out with careful regard
to detail by skilled artists and will
present a colorful picture when the
curtain goes up at 8:30 this evening.
Tonights programme includes:
Overture "Dl Ballo" (Sullivan) . .Orchestra
Kgypuun bailee (music by Verdi and Lui
eimj, Marie Oleneva and H. Stowuts
and the company.
"Snowfiakes," a ballet in one act. (Music
from Tschaikowsky "Nutcracker Suite.")
Valse of tinuwflakes Miles. Butsova,
I.lntiowska, M. Courtney, Stuart.
Courtniry, Harriett Col.. Pianowskl
Uemusiavki, iiarte. Kunovltch. biroa
koff. stepanoff, .Prince, Allen.
Paa de leoux
..Anna Pavlowa and Alexander Volinine
Paa de Deux
Miles. Dndovska, iafranchi and Verin
Pas Variations -
..Anna Pavlowa and Alexander Volinine
Pas de Cinq.. Miles. Butsova. M. Courtney,
Mapanova, Stuart and Lafranchi.
Obertass (Poiish danre) Miles. Saxnva,
Llndowska. erina. Sheffield. Ptepanova
Mm. YajinMftvt, Zaluwskl, Demoslavki, Al
len, Kunovich.
Voices of Spring (Strauss).
Mile. Butsova and M. Barte
oavotte Pavlowa (L.incke
..Anna Pavlowa a-nd Alexander Volinine
Pastorale (Strauss)
Mile Stuart and M. Stewitts
Holland dance (Greir)
Mile. M. Courtney and M. Vajlnski
Anltra's dance (Grieg) Marie Oleneva
Moment MuKlcale (Schubert)
Miles. Stuart, M. Courtney, L, Courtney
rlusslan dance ( Kalllnikorr)
bottle confessed to an alcoholic con
tent of 25 per cent. It retailed for
t2 per pint.
Following an investigation by John
Mowry, special agent. District Attor
ney Evans yesterday obtained a
search warrant and -seized 43 cases
the wine, held in the storeroom
of H L. Hamlet & Co., distributors.
at 443 Stark street. Hamlet insisted
that the wine of pepsin had been
imported in good faith and was being
distributed to local drug stores with
the understanding that its sale was
not in violation of law. He said he
had taken the matter up with fed
eral agents and received their
California Snles Big.
'There is a big sale for It in Cali
fornia," he told the district attorney,
pleading to be allowed to return the
goods to that state If found to be
in violation of the Oregon prohibi
tion law.
'How long has this wine of pepsin
been manufactured?" Evans asked
"About a year," was the reply.
"Obviously for the purpose of sale
as a medicine where sale as a bever
age was forbidden by law," com
mented Evans. Superficial analysis
of the contents indicated that it was
chiefly sherry wine in which a little
alcohol had been poured together
with dissolved pepsin, which gave it
an aged flavor, said the district
Grocery Store Raided.
Armed with information that wine
of pepsin and various other alcoholic
beverages were on sale by the Basket
Grocery & Delicatessen company at
!4 8 Alder street. Special Agent Mowry
and Deputy Sheriff Christofferson
conducted a Taid there, after clean
ing out the Hamlet store room.
Sixty-five bottles and several cases
of assorted' drinks were confiscated
at the grocery store. Among them
was a vermouth "compound" and bit
ter wine, the latter being rated with
49 per cent alcoholic content. In ad
dition to wine of pepsin there was
found "Horke Vino," put out by the
Druggists' "Wholesale Supply corpora
tion of California, as was the pepsin
wine, under the registered trade
mark of "Payko."
The labels on these bottles pro
duced by the California concern
naively averred that the wine was
not to be sold for beverage purposes
and warned dealers that such sale
would leave them open to prosecution
for violation of liquor laws. Some of
the concoctions were labeled, "Sold
in bottles only for medicinal purposes
Charges of selling Intox'catlng
liouor may be made against the dis
tributor and the grocer, said the dis
trict attorney last night.
Waist Surprise: Half Price and Less
In addition to having every woman's waist in our stocks at a substantially reduced price during' these January Sales, we
have arranged for today and while quantities last some extraordinary lots of waists at HALF PRICE AND LESS. We
have tried to provide adequate quantities of these waists, but, of course, early comers will get the choicest bargains. Sizes
36. to 54 included. Some of the waists will be displayed in two of our Fifth-street windows today. See them . . . and
.then visit the department. YOU'LL BE SURPRISED.
.Mayor Introduces Strict Measure
by Itequest of Members of
Portland Ad Club.
.. was contained in an ordinan
One of the most stringent set of
.Anna Pavlowa and Alexander Volinine regulations for all forms of adver
tising ever compiled In the country
was contained in an ordinance sub-
erday by
st of the
will be considered by the councilmen
Wednesday. Under the emergency
clause, it can be passed at the time
of first reading. s
The proposed ordinance would
make it unlawful to circulate or
cause to be published misleading and
untrue advertisements, and would
compel any advertisement of defect
ive or blemished goods to state in a
clear manner that the goods were
Conviction of violation of the or
dinance would carry with it a fine of
not more than $500, imprisonment of
Washington Association Director
Tells How to ImproTe Business,
Merchandising Methods.
Commissioners Deny $10,000 Loan
to Public AVelfare Bureau to
Care for Xccdy.
One indication that the cost of labor
has taken a flop is the frantic effort
of courthouse window-cleaners to get
back to a pre-war level. Or it may be
that the introduction of healthy com
petition alone is responsible.
During 1920 the board of county
commissioners paid $110 a month to
have the windows of the courthouse
massaged under the direction of a
cleaning company. At the opening of
the present year, another company
entered the field with a bid of $80 a
month for the same work. As a direct
result the company which had de
manded $110 a few months ago cut its
estimate to tuo a month, in a bid sub
mitted yesterday, and won the con
tract ror the year.
The public welfare bureau informed
the county commissioners that it
would be willing to take over the
work of the defunct board of county
relief in an advisory capacity, the
commissioners to reserve the right to
reduce, increase, deny or approve all
recommendations in concrete cases.
The board accepted the proposal. Com
missioner Hoyt voting in the nega
tive. The $10,000 loan asked by the
bureau to help out until the com
munity chest is organized was denied.
The commissioners voted to take up
with W. A, Marshall, chairman of toe
Members of the Oregon 'Retail
and Implement Dealers' association
at the Imperial hotel last night were I not more than six months, or both
urged by W. J. Hindley. educational The new ordinance came as an
director of the Washington state lie- amendment to Ordinance' No. 34046
tailers' association. to co-operate I wh'ch carried the penalty provision.
with other retail associations. I The proposed ordinance stated that
Mr. Hindley said that co-operation it should be unlawful for any person.!
vnnlH imnmvo , H a Kucinaca I firm r,f nnmnratlnn tn m,1ra nnhllcl, !
of the hardware dealers and correct or circulate in a newspaper or In the
wrong impressions regarding their I form of book, circular, handbill, let
merchandising procedure. I ter, etc., any advertisement which
In his lecture on "The Modern
Tubal Cain," Mr. Hindley drew an
allegorical interpretation for the
hardware men of today (rora the
story of the ancient Hebrew family.
Elements giving rise to hope for a
rapid readjustment of business were
pointed out by John II. Wh'taker,
professor of the University of Oregon
school of commorce. Large crops.
the proved strength of the federal
reserve system, improvement in the
transportation system and increased
building were shown as bright spots
in the present state of affairs. Credit
and the value of local exchanges of
credit information were also dis
cussed by Professor Whitaker.
The place of the college trained in
business was outlined by E. C. Rob
bins, dean of the school of commerce.
University of Oregon. Business men
trained to take an active part In
state and national politics to combat
ignorance ' and inefficiency are the
ideal of the colleges. Professor Rob
bins said.
Today's programme Includes an
address by. Paul V. Maris, extension
service director. Oregon Agricultural
college, and an address by Herbert P.
Sheets, secretary of the National Re
tail Hardware Dealers' association.
The convention of the hardware
men will end Friday night with
banquet at'the Multnomah hotel.
contained any assertion, representa
tion or statement of fact which was
untrue, deceptive or misleading.
It would further make it unlawful
for any person or firm, through any
advertising medium whatsoever, to
call attention or give publicity to the
sale of any commodity which is used
or secondhand or defective, without
conspicuously displaying direotly in
connection with the name and de
scription of the commodity a direct
and unequivocal statement which will
directly indicate the nature of. the
Under the proposed ordinance, any
person or firm engaged in the post
ing or distributing of advertising
matter, and any person or firm en
gaged in the distribution of samples
of goods, except articles of home
manufacture and advertising matter
which are exempt, would be com
pelled to take out a municipal li
cense. Besides this, any person en
gaged in bill posting or the- distribu
tion of advertising matter would be
compelled to obtain from the city a
badge issued by the bureau of li
censes, and to wear this badge while
pursuing his occupation.
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Meier & Frank's: Waist Shop, Fourtli Floor.
Tomorrow Saturday
Only 3 Days More and the
Greatest of All
Clearance Sales
Will Come to an End
Tomorrow Saturday
Only 3 Days More and the
Bringing Reductions of 50 Per Cent and More
on Special Lines in Virtually Every Department
Will Come to an End
Tomorrow Saturday
Only 3 Days More and the
Store-Wide Clearance
Will Come to an End
Please Note: None of the Customary
Meier & Frank Services or Courtesies
Are Suspended or Curtailed During
These Sales, in Which Values Are Un
equaled. -
Buy Wliat You Need
Climate to Be Combatted.
BEXD, Or., Jan. 26. (Special.) To
cope with existing climatic conditions
In central and southeastern Oregon,
the experts will endeavor to develop
an early heading spring wheat, a late
heading winter wheat, and a wilt
resisting potato. George It. Hyslop, of
the Oregon Agricultural college
faculty, declared here today. Profes
sor Hyslop and Professor R. V. Gunn
lectured here today before an audi
ence of Deschutes county farmers,
and were guests at a Bend commer
cial club luncheon.
Ring Presented J. Weston Hall.
A gold signet ring bearing the
ancient heraldic coat of arms of the
Hall family was presented Tuesday
night to J. Weston Hall, formerly
manager of the wood ship construc
tion division for the shipping board in
this district, by his friends and em
ployes in this division.
Bend to Eat Oregon Food.
BEXD,' Or., Jan. 26. (Special.)
Preparations were completed r.ere to
day for a "made-ln-Oregon" banquet
to be given by the woman's civic
league of this city tomorrow evening.
The menu will consist solely of arti
cles of food grown or produced within
the state.
Miss Caroline Holnian of Jefferson
Says Drastic Regulations
Are Xot Xecded.
The average Portland high school
girl dresses simply and economically,
end does not need drastic regulations,
in the opinion of Miss Caroline Hoi
man, who has been dean of girls at
Jefferson high school for six years.
She is the pioneer dean of girls in
Portland, and the sensible attitude
toward dresses taken by many high
school girls is attributed by many
to her influence.
The dresses worn at graduation
time are given by Miss Holman as
examples of the attitude of the girls.
The girls at Jefferson appoint a com
mute from their own number to
choose suitable material. The com
mittee purchases enough for all the
girls in the class, so that all have
dresses of the same cloth. Organdie is
being used now. The majority of the
girls make their own dresses, and
the average cost of each frock is $6.
. No lace .or ribbon is used, but the
girls make the dresses in as many
different ways as posible.' Dainty
ruffles of the material, tucks, frills,
pleating and folds aid in making the
frocks attractive
The rules which the girls have
made provide that the sleeves must
reach the elbow, the neck line must
not be lower thar 2'S inches below
the base of the throat, and the skirts
must not be shorter than 9 inches
from the floor.
Sew Officers Preside.
Officers elected at the last meeting
of the Progressive Business Men's
club will preside at the weekly
luncheon of the organization to be
held at noon today at the Benson
hotel. John F. Gratke of Astoria will
speak, his topic bein?- "The Success
of the Fair to Be Held in Tortland in
1925." A member of the Reed college
faculty is scheduled to speak on
"Business Methods From a Scientific
Standpoint." Alice Juston, popular
singer, will furnish the musical fea
ture of the programme. Dr. William
F. Fiebig, newly elected president of
the club, will act as toastmaster.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Skin' Troubles
With Cuticura
Soap, Ointment, Taleom, Jfc. errwhr. Sunw
Ira oi uvucui UMriurui, ttopv. A., MUMtt, UMI.
Fat That Shows
Soon Disappears
Prominent fat that comes and stays
where It if nit n"eid is a burden; a hin
drance to activity, a c-urS upon pleasure. You
can take off the fat where it shows by
t;ikins after each nnal and at bedtime,
one Marmola Prescription Tablet. These
little tablet are as effective and harmlfs
as the famous prescription from which
they take their name. Iluy and try a
case today. Your druurcist sells them at
one dollar, or if you prefer you may write
direct to the .Marmola Com pan V, 4H II
Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. You CHn
thus say good-bye to dieting, exercise and
fat. Adv.
Baby Coughs
require treatment with rcm-rdy that con
tains no opiates. Piso'a is mild but effec
tive, pleasant to take. Ask your druggist for
utoszoo. Bur
SlOfltruRC ON
tVf r t HCKAGE
'Over One Million Tabids Taken"
Gleans Body Inside
Clears Complexion
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