Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 27, 1921, Page 6, Image 6

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Lawmakers Averse to In-
v creasing Taxpayers' Load.
Its passage by the senate would not
only cast a reflection upon John
Logan, present chairman of the parole
board,. but would cast a similar re
flection on every member of the bar
association In Oregon.
"If this bill Is an attack on Mr.
Logan It Is not right, and should not
receive the approval of the senate.
Mr. Logan Is a person honored by his
fellow members of the bar. Is honest
and efficient, and has proved himself
a capable and painstaking- officer,
said Mr. Banks.
A letter over the signature of Mr,
Logan... who is in California, said
he considered the bill unfair in that
It prevented any attorney of this
state sitting as a member of the pa
role board; also that he had served as
Froposul to Advance Par of Jurors I
in Circuit Court Gets but
Small Support.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) Some Indication of what
Is likely to happen to a number of
bills carrying Increases in salaries
and appropriations not absolutely
necessary in the conduct of the state
government was voiced in the senate
this afternoon when the report of the
committee on revision of laws rec
ommending the defeat of a measure
providing for an increase in the com
pensation of Jurors serving In the
circuit court was approved by a vote
of 19 to 11.
The bill was Introduced by Sena
tors Jones, Bell and Vinton and pro
vided that all jurors serving in the
circuit court should receive 4 a day
instead of $3, as under the present
Senator Eddy, chairman of the com
mittee on revision of laws, said he
realized that the compensation of
jurors was not in keeping with the
high cost of living, but had heard
no complaint from men serving in
this capacity. Senator Eddy also de
clared this was no time for increas
ing the burdens of the taxpayers.
Living; Wage Advocated.
Senator Vinton averred that the
present compensation for Jurors was
inadequate and that at every term
of court practically all of the tales
men called stood before the judge
urging that they be excused from
ervice. "We don't want professional
jurymen." said Senator Vinton, "and
f we are to have men of standing
on our juries it is up to us to pay
them a living wage."
Senator Bell, while not filing
TURE. House.
Memorial sent to congress to
prevent large timber organiza
tion from obtaining immense
holdings of Oregon-California
grant lands.
Bill creating game commis
sion passed.
Rogue river fish DiH ap
proved. Received 11 new bills.
Passed 11 house and four sen
ate bills.
Two of Senator Hume's bills
directed at private, denomina
tional and parochial schools and
teachers employed in public
schools indefinitely postponed.
- Majority report of committee
recommending adoption of state
parole law adopted after de
bate. Bill providing for Increase In
compensation for circuit court
Jurors defeated.
Senator Smith would compel
all persons entering wedlock to
undergo both mental and physi
cal" examinations.
Nine new bills are Introduced.
Creation of 21st judicial dis
trict proposed.
Annual audit of etate land
board loans urged. T
Six bills passed on third read- I
Third house bill approved by
a member of the board for 10 years.
and during all of that time never
had participated in the consideration
of a case involving a convict whom
he had defended in the courts. Mr.
Logan declared that if the bill was
approved it would cast a reflection
upon the attorneys of the state, and
" I , i ... m . i. - - v -
minority report, said he could not rhr""'C ;.".....:
role board was essential in handling
many of the intricate legal problems
atrree with Senator Eddy.
Senator Strayer declared that in
many sections of Oregon the county
judges and commissioners were hav
ing a difficult time to keep their ex
penditures within the 6 per cent tax
limitation law and that tne passage
of this bill would add to their em
barrassment. "In Baker county the
court faces a perplexing situation,1
said Senator Strayer, "and the tax
payers are alarmed as a result of
rapidly Increasing expenses."
Baker County .Burdened,
As an illustration of his remarks.
confronting that body.
Senator Hare said that if Mr. Logan
was not a member of the parole
board, he doubted whether Senator
Hume's bill would have been introduced.
Senator Bell also paid a tribute to
Mr. Logan, when he said that the
latter was a man of excellent char
acter, a highly efficient lawyer, and
man who was well qualified to
handle the affairs of the parole board.
Senators Hume, Joseph, Strayer and
Senate Delays Taking Up
Folons Attack Home's Plan to Pro
hibit Adherents or Any Belie'
to Wear Insignia,
Senator Strayer said that In the year Eddy spoke In favor of the majority
1916 Bauer county s part or tne state report
tax was $52,000, while this year the
county would be compelled to tr.rn
over to the state the sum of 221,000.
Senators Ellis and' Lafollette also
opposed the bill, the former declaring
t was HI advised to further increase
the burdens of the taxp'ayers at this
State Board of Motion Picture Cen
sors Wanted.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or., Jan. 26.
(Special.) The following bills were
introduced in the house today:
-House bill 162, by Lynn Requli'lnir fe
male attendant where girls and women are
being examined on charges of delinquency.
House bill 163. by Lynn Amending aec
tion ltl-. Oregon law, raising Cbe age of
consent from lo to IS year.
House bill ItH, by Lynn Placing cities
1 under provisions of workmens compensa
tion law and referring to the people.
House bill Hio, by Korell, Hammond,
Leonard, Marsh, Johnston and Pierce To
provide for tbe perpetual maintenance ami
improvement of tlio veterans' burial plot
:n Mount bcott cemetery.-
Houfae bill !, by Lynn Placing the
state and all political aub-divlEiona under
the workjiienr compensation act and sub
mitting to the people.
House bill 167, by Hlndman and Korell
To regulate persona doing business un
der an assumed name and repealing sec
tions to i5.. inclusive, Oregon laws
House bill ItWJ, substitute for houee bill
34. by livestock commission Relating to
stock running at large.
The bill as introduced by Senator
Hume provides that no counsellor or
attorney at law, sheriff, clerk of any
court or officer of any court shall be
eligible for appointment or be ap
pointed as a member of the parole
It was reported to the senate by
Senator Banks that Mr. Logan long
ago attempted to resign as a member
of the parole board, but that this was
opposed by Governor Olcott. He now
intends again to resign following his
return from California in March, ac
cording to his letter.
Bill Wodld Make State Land Board
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) Under the provisions of
bill prepared by Senators Lach-
mund and Strayer the state land
board shall have custody of all notes.
bonds and other securities covering
oans made by it .from the common
school, college, university or other
It also is provided in the bill Uiat
immediately after passage of the act
tbe clerk of the state land board.
under the. direction of the board.
shall make a complete audit of all
loans heretofore made from the sev
eral funds to ascertain if ail pay
ments on principal and intsrest have
House bill 19. by Gordon Relating to I een properly accounted tor.
disposition or money earned by convicts. bill liQ. by Allen Amending I Ci.nflM,! Tnvltfrl tr Cnmli.
bomestead law.
House bill 171. by Kobll Permitting I sTATK HOTISK. Salem. Or . Jan. 26
state printing to be done outside of stat. (s pecial.) The senate today adopt
ed a resolution introduced by Senator
printing office.
House bill 172. by Childs and Fletcher
Creating board of motion picture censors.
Folowing are the bills passed to
day by tbe house:
tttouse bilt S, by Fisher Increasing
legal rates In newspapers from 1 to ft
cents a brevier line.
House bill 6, by Sheldon Regulation ot
fishing In the Rogue river.
U Kill 11 . w. TI- M U I
false statements' in writing to obtain I capitol this afternoon.
House bill 27. by Powell Changing time
of holding examinations for certification
of teachers.
liouae bill SO, by Belknap Relating to
consoituauon oi ecnooi districts.
House bill 72, by Allen Requiring ac
Thomas inviting United States Sena
tor Robert N. Stanfield to give an
address before a joint meeting of the
house and senate of the Oregon leg
islature at any time he may desig
nate. A telegram conveying the con
tents of the resolution to Senator
Stanfield was dispatched from the
County Court Slay Lose Powers.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or., Jan. 26.
(Special.) All jurisdiction, powers
and functions now vested in the
counting "of expenditures on measures la I county courts and county judges in
elections. I Oregon with relation to all judicial
noilUfl Dill J, ny n ooason providing I hncinHii a HinMne-uiRhArf from noun
penalty tor escaping or assisting prisoners h,iBin r trnrrnH tr. and
ir,.. Mil t h sin. wr I vested in the gircuit courts and cir
Providing methods for cities to enforce cult judges of the respective counties,
payment of liens against real property. - I under a bill Introduced by Senator
House Dill vi, oy Klcnarda County Eherhard tnrlav.
CrferKS aiiu guiera 10 do luroisaed Wltn
lists of motor vehicles registered.
House bill 96, by Sloan Creating stati
game reserve In Umatilla county.
House bin loa. by Korell Regulating
and licensing day nurseries.
Judicial Districts May Be Changed.
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or, Jan.
(Special.) A bill introduced
Senate bill 2, by Eberhard Relating to I Senator Eberhard constitutes every
aptaintment of special district attorney.
Senate bill 31, by Moser Relating to
cemetery associations.
Senate bill 53, by Enia Repealing
cevslty of reading prize fight statute to
grand Juries.
county in Oregon a judicial district
for circuit court purposes. The pur
pose of the bill, according to its au
thor. Is to provide for another cir
cuit judge to assist in handling the
Senate bill M. by Ellia Amending law I work now confronting Judge Knowles
relating to criminal HbeL
in Union and Wallowa counties.
Senate Adopts Findings Affecting
Eligibility of Attorneys to Serve
as Members of Body.
26. (Special.) By a vote of 1$ to 8
the senate today refused to approve
the minority report submitted by
Senator Bell of the committee on re
vision of laws, and later adopted the
majority report of the committee
recommending that senate bill No. 9,
relating to the qualifications of per
sons eligible to serve as members ot
Game Measure Passed.
STATE HOUSE, Salem. Or., Jan. 26.
(Special.) The bill creating the
state game commission was passed by
the house today with 60 votes. This
measure divorces the game from the
state fish and game commission and
is supposed to meet all of the de
mands and desires and ambitions of
the various leagues and clubs of
sportsmen throughout the state.
License for Trade Required.
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or.. Jan. 26.
(Special.) All persons doing busi
ness In Oregon under an assumed
name or a trade name shall be re
quired to pay S25 for a certification
from the secretary of state, according
to a house bill offered today by Rep-
resenatlves Hlndman and Korell. Ap
plicants must also file a copy of the
certificate with the county clerk.
Bill Seek Lower Printing.
the state parole board, be passed. The 8. (Special.) Unless the state
majority report was signed by Sen- printing plant can print as cheaply as
ators Eddy, Hume, Ellis. Strayer, the open market, state boards and
Joseph and Thomas. commission which hav t.iolr head-
Senator Banks, speaking; In favor quarters outside Of Marlon county, do
of the minority report, declared that I cot hav to patronise the stat plant,
there was no doubt but that th bill according to a maasur offered in th
waa supported by a moUv, and that boua la la aXifnota by He. JLuhiL
STATE HOUSE Salem, Or, Jan. 26.
(Snecial.l The senate, by a vote
of 24 to 5, today adopted the majority
report of the committee on education
and Indefinitely oostnoned considera
tion of Senator Hume's bill provtains
that no private, denominational or
parochial school in Oregon under the
control of any church, sect or re
ligious organization shall be listed as
a Rtnnfin rdixpii normal School Until
approved by a board to be composed
of the president of the University of
Oresron. ores dent of the Oregon Agri
cultural college, president of . the
State Normal school and the superin-
endent of nublic instruction.
A companion bill introduced Dy sen
ator Hume prohibiting the wearing
by teachers of any garb or dress in
dicating that the teacher is an ad
herent of any religious order, sect or
denomination, was laid on tne taDie
after the minority report of the edu
cational committee had been rejected.
The majority report recommending
that this bill should not pass was not
considered and the measure may be
taken from the table for reconsidera-
ion by a majority vote of the senate
No Seet Target of Bill.
Senator Hume, in EPeaking for the
passage of the bill, providing for the
tandardization of private, denomina
ional and parochial schools, denied
that his bill was directed against any
sect or was intended to injure any
elisrious organization.
Senator Eberhard recalled tnai
Senator Hume's bill was one of- a
series of proposed -laws that made
their appearance in the senate at
about the same time, and thtre was
no doubt that they were antagonis
tic and aimed at a particular sect.
He said there was no crying need for
legislation of this kind.
The bill also was opposed by bena-
tor Vinton, who said he delighted in
the fact that various religious de-
omlnations of the world were fast
reaching a stage of co-operation
rather than drifting apart, as some
people would have the public believe.
Pennsylvania Law Copied.
In supporting the section prohibit-
ne the wearing of religious garb or
dress by the teachers in the public
school of the state, Senator Hume
said the proposed law had been copied
from the statutes of Pennsylvania,
and that much of the contents of the
bill had been upheld in an opinion
given by the supreme court of the
state of New Tork.
"The purpose of tlis bill is not to
hinder the work of any sectarian in- i
stitution of Oregon." said Hume, "but
on the contrary it is designed to
purify and raise the standard of the
public schools. j
v.- Senator Gill said that the wearin
of a religious insignia was oftentimes
more dear to the persons wearing it
than the religion itself, and he could
not think of any good reason why
Senator Hume's bills should pass.
Seven Schools Affected.
"Senator Eberhard directed atten
tion to the fact that only seven
schools were affected by the bill;
that these institutions are In Marion
and Washington counties, and that
none of the representative of these
two counties was on the floor of the
senate protesting against the wear
tug; of religious garb or dress by the
Senator Jones favored the bill and
in a brief address said it was only
right that the teachers should aban
don any dress or garb in the school
room that would tend to Influence the
pupils for or against a particular re
The vote to adopt the minority re
port on the bill relating to the stand
ardization of private, denominational
and parochial schools was as follows:
For Hume, Jones, Joseph, Moser
and Thomas.
Against Banks, Bell, Dennis. Eber
hard, Eddy, Edwards, Ellis, Farrell.
Gill. Hare, Lachmund, Lafolett, Nick-
elsen, Norblnd, Patterson, Porter,
Robertson, Ryan, Smith, Staples,
Strayer, Upton, Vinton and President
Ritner (Hall absent).
IS Against Ban On Garb.
The vote to adopt the minority re
port of the committee on the bill re
lating to the wearing of religious
garb or dress by teachers in the
schools was:
For 12.
Against 16. (Absent two.)
Another bill, by Senator Hume, pro
viding that teachers of all private,
denominational and parochial schools
shall be subject to and governed by
the same provisions of the general
school laws of the state so far as the
same relate to the grades, qualifica
tions and certification of teachers,
was reported out favorably by the
committee on education. The report
was adopted and the bill will come up
for final consideration later In the
It is provided that this act shall
apply only to the first eight years of
elementary schools.
htbited In Oregon without having
first been passed on by the board.
Th fee I tl for each reel of 1000
feet or less, and 2 for longer reels.
To exhibit 'a film without having It
stamped with the approval of th
board will call for a fine ranging
from J25 to S300. The board can also
appoint viewers, but not more than
11000 a year can be spent in com
pensating all the viewers.
Rogue River Fish Bill Passes.
STATE HOUSE. Salem. Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) For the first time in the
history of the house of representa
tives, a Rogue river fish bill was
passed without a battle royal. For 20
years the fish In the Rogue river have
been the source of legislative bicker
iner. but this m or nine- H. B. 6. by Shel
don. went through without a ripple of
de-bate. This bill is the compromise
effected between all the varied inter
ests on the river.
Measure Declared Drawn in Llue
With National Defense Act
Passed by Congress.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or, Jan.26,
(Special.) Modernization of the
Oregon national guard is provided In
a new etate military code which was
presented In. the senate today by
Senator Joseph, acting for the joint
military affairs comittee of the sen
ate and the house: The code is drawn
to bring the state force into step
with the new national defense act
adopted by congress last June, and
under which tne nation and state
enter into a partnership in main
taining a joint citizens' army.
The code was prepared by the gen
eral staff of the guard, meeting with
50 officers of the service, and is de
scribed as meeting the provisions of
the national defense act and the -ideas
of the national guard itself as to what
the national guard should be. At the
outset it sets up a high wall against
politics or possible political manipu
lation in the appointment of officers
and non-commissioned officers. Here
after, officers of the national guard
can- be removed from their commis
sions only for cause, after trial by a
courtmartial after the manner pro
vided In the national act.
One drastic change is that adopted
under the new federal law, which
gives the states the right to con
tinue guardsmen in the service after
period of active duty. After the
Mexican border service the guard was
demoralized for a time by reasons
of the fact that the men were not
required to continue their service af
ter returning from the border.
The adjutant-general must be a
federally recognized officer above the
grade of first lieutenant at the time
of his appointment, and must have
had six years commissioned service
in the guard. A brigadier-general or
colonel must be a federally recognized
officer of the guard, who has had
ix years' experience in the service,
while a lieutenant-colonel or major
must have had two years' active serv
ice immediately preceding his ap
pointment, or in lieu of that, must
ave been an officer for six years.
Previous experience is required of
II staff officers.
A larger maintenanee allowance for
companies is provided, the state al
lotment for a company of Infantry or
coast artillery being increased from
1600 to $70C a year. The :niform al
lowance per year to officers is in
creased fron: $50 to $75 a year.
Site for Statue Donated by R. A.
Booth to Be Chosen.
STATE HOUSE, Salem. Or, Jan. 26,
(Special.) In compliance with the
provisions of house joint resolution
number 4, .vhich has been adopted
by both houses of the legislature and
which provides that the governor
shall appoint a committee to deter
mine on a suitable and convenien
place' on the state capitol grounds
at Salem for the location for the
statue "The Circuit Rider, present
ed to the state by Senator R. A. Booth
of Eugene, and accepted by the ses
sion of the legislature. Governor Ol
cot today appointed the following
George H. Burnett, chief justice of
the Oregon supreme court; Roy W.
Ritner, president of the senate; L. A.
Bean, speaker of the house of rep
resentatives; Sam Kozer, secretary of
state; Mrs. Williams Kinney, member
of the house from Clatsop county.
At the request of Mr. Booth, the
governor will serve as chairman of
this committee.
Committee Told State Will
Not Gain by Change.
16 Subjects Are to Be Covered in
Measures Following Ideas of
State Commission.
Bill Provides for Both Physical and
Mental Tests.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) Under a bill introduced
by Senator Smith any person desiring
to obtain a marriage license from the
county clerk must first undergo both
mental and physical examination
at the hands of some regularly
licensed physician. Should one or both
of such applicants fail to pass th
health and mental test then they
shall not be permitted to marry un
less both are rendered sterile.
In cases where any person apply
ing for a marriage license fails to
meat the requirements of the law.
such applicant shall have tha right
to appeal from the order of the coun
ty clerk to the county court, which
shall cause a re-examination of the
applicant to be made by three com
petent physicians to be selected by
the court.
Three Commissioners at S 1 5 0 0
Each Provided In Bill.
STATE HOUSE. Salem. Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) Creation of a state
board of motion picture censors la
provided for In a bill fathered today
by Messrs. Child and Fletcher. The
bill call for three commissioners.
with a salary of $1600 a year each,
and $600 for expense. After 0 day
from the passage of the bill. If en-
cud iato, da film caa h ex-
Pay of Teachers to Be Limited.
STATE HOUSE, Salem. Or.. Jan. 26,
(Special.) Representative Shank
offered a bill today providing that
school teachers shall not be entitled
to pay for a longer period than two
weeks, when a sohool is closed by
the direction of the board on account
of the prevalence of contagious dis
eases or other causes. A teacher's con
tract, however, can contain a clause
for a longer period.
Setting Aside of Money Contingent
on Passage by Congress of
Benefit Measure.
BOISE, Idaho. Jan. 26. (Special.)
Among the five new bills introduced
In the house of representatives today
was one by the committee on state af
fairs repealing the soldier settlement
act of 1919, which carried an appro
priation of $100,000. Due to the fact
that this appropriation was contin
gent upon the passage by congress of
a soldier settlement act and that no
such legislation was enacted. te
money has remained in the state
Representative Snook ' of Lemhi,
chairman of the state affairs com
mittee, said that tbe repeal of this
measure would not deprive the ex
service man of the benefit of any leg
islation the present or succeeding
legislatures might enact.
Another bill by the state affairs
committee repeals the appropriation
made in 1919 for the improvement of
Shoshone Falls park, and a third pro
vides that the expenses of executive
agents appointed to return to the
state fugitives from justice, appre
hended in other states, shall be aud
dited and paid by the counties which
ask for the extradition. ,
House bill No. 102, by Representat
ive Severson, would permit the state
land board to grant additional time to
purchasers of state lands for their
payments due In 1920, 1921 and 1922.
It is the third attempt of the author
to introduce such a measure, the first
two bills submitted by him having
been withdrawn.
Roslyn -Beaver Hill furnace coal,, 4i&rdeA'.(iwju ZO-AVt
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) Warning was sounded
by the state highway commission this
afternoon that If the legislature re
peals the quarter mil) road tax, to
d-ivert the money so raised to the
boys' training school, or other state
Institutions, some new source of rev
enue must be found to replace it if
the road financial programme is not
to be jeopardized.
vvhen the capitalization of motor
vehicle licenses was conceived the
quarter mill road tax was taken into
consideration and has been used to
absorb a considerable share of the
costs of the department. Abolition of
this quarter mill tax. will, the com
missioners explained, reduce the
bonding capacity to the extent of
$2,500,000, which by way, is tbe sum
that the advocates of the Roosevelt
highway want.
Money Mnst Be Raised Anyway.
The effect of elimination of the
quarter mill tax was outlined by the
commissioners at the joint meeting of
the roads and highways committee.
John B. Yeon, one of the commission
era, said the commission is not ob
jecting to bettering conditions of
state institutions, but that the insti
tutions, particularly the boys' train
ing school, can be taken care of in
some way other than by taking away
the quarter mill road tax. Loss of the
$260,000 raised by the quarter mill to
the highway department will have to
be replaced in some other manner, so
that in -the end, the tax payers must
provide for the state institutions just
the same as at present.
Apparently eentiment among the
members of the joint roads committee
is divided on the quarter-mill. When
the house committee met last week
following the special message of the
governor, in which he suggested that
the quarter-mill road tax be diverted
to Improve the boys' training school,
the committee voted in favor of the
plan and proposed three bills to cover
the subject one to abolish the tax,
a second to place the money In the
general fund and a third bill to divert
this money to the boys' school. The
first two of these measures has been
drafted and introduced.
Crippled Programme Feared.
It was since this action of the
house committee that the state high
way commissioners have been invited
to attend conferences In Salem. R. A.
Booth, chairman, hinted at what would
happen if the millage was wiped out
when a conference was held last
week. Today, however, the commis
sioners went further than hinting
and frankly told the Joint roads com
mittee just what abolition of the tax
means. Senator Upton voiced the
views of some of his colleagues when
he declared that his constituents feel
that the highway commission must
not be hampered and thtV the roads
programme should not be" criDoled to
aia state institutions,-as-in the case
of the quarter-mill tax for the boys'
training school.
Mr. leon also explained that the
lAillage' entered largely into calcula
tions on the bond matter and that
bond dealers might look askance at
highway securities if this quarter
mill was lopped off, the dealers being
apt to wonder what , source of rev
enue may be wiped out next.
As a result of the meeting today,
It was decided that 16 road bills
would be drafted and submitted to
the joint committee next Alonday aft
ernoon at 4 o'clock. Work of pre
paring these many measures will be
assigned to sub-committees, with in
structions to start .work without
Sixteen Subject Covered.
These proposed blll3 cover the 16
subjects suggested by the highway
commission for tentative legislation,
the commission furnishing a con
densed statement of its ideas on leg
islation at the reouest of the Joint
committee at a former meeting.
These bills will deal with traffic
control, covering weight and loads
or trucks, together with speed and
width of tires; Crate of Interest on
bonds. short-term bonds; county
bonds and county debts; loans to
counties; highway improvement
through towns and cities; location of
highways by the commission; con
trol of franchises on state highways;
construction work required of coun
ties; naming of highways: royalty on
sand, rock and gravel; the eight-hour
day;- police regulations on the high
ways; additional revenue and au
thorizing the state engineer to dele
gate certain clerical authority to a
Certain of the proposed measures
are already in process of formation,
such as traffic control, and on this
matter truck experts and engineers
are now working to arrive at a
scientific solution of the truck trans
portation problem. The traffic or
police regulations will be found In
the Interstate code which representa
tives of Oregon and Washington
legislature worked on in Portland
last Saturday.
Copies of proposed bills will be
submitted to the members of the
highway commission and the advice
of the commission will be awaited
before the committee takes definite
action. It Is possible there may be
disagreement about details on some
of the intended bills by various
members, but on the whole the joint
committee displayed a disposition to
co-operate with the state highway
commission by favoring preparation I
of measures on all subjects suggested j
by the commission.
$1500 Asked: for Cemetery.
STATE HOUSE, Salem. Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) For maintenance of the
veterans' burial plot in Mount Scott
! cemetery, Portland, an appropriation
of $1500 Is asked for in a measure In
troduced today by Representatives
KorrelL Hammond, Leonard, Marsh,
Johnston and Pierce. All are ex
service men.
Bills May Go to People.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or, Jan. 26.
(Special.) Two proposals will be
submitted to the voters of the state,
under bills presented by Representa
tive Lynn. These measures require
that ail cities and the state of Oregon
and Its political subdivisions shall go '
under the provisions of the work
men's compensation act.
'The Xpen Door," -"The Florist
Shop"' and "Ticklcss Trnie"
Are to Be Presented.
The Portland Drama league players
will present three clever one-act
plays tonight and tomorrow night at
Little theater under the auspices of
the Portland Drama league. The
casts, under the direction of George
Natanson, have been carefully chosen
and costuming and stage settings
have been worked out with careful
regard to detail.
One of.the little plays will feature
Mrs. John Leader, a favorite with
Drama League patrons, in "The Open
Door,' by Alfred Sutro. Flaying op
posite Mrs. Leader will be Edmund
C. Bechtold, a member of the faculty
of Keed college.
"The Florist Shop," a little drama
of character and human interest in
the colorful setting of a modern flow
er shop, will give opportunity for
some excellent work on the part of
Its cast. Lloyd Smith is cast for "the
man In the case," with Miss Aurilla
Payson as "the girl." Others in the
cast are George Natanson, Miss Mary
Lindsay and Maurice Madeson. .
The third play, "Tickless Time" by
Susan Glaspell, is as whimsical as Its
title. In the cast are George O'Neal,
Wilberta Babbidge, Muriel Thomas,
Walter Leve, Daisy Gibson and Eu
nice Parker.
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Buckaroo Washer of Dishes
Roped Into Jail Sentence.
Harry Goodpaator, F.rstvrhlle Mon
tana Cowboy, Crlea Like Baby
and Doe Xot Escape Punish
ment for Dlsorderlinrss.
police court yesterday In the full re
galia of the cowboy. From the vari
colored silk bandana to the woolly
chaps, the leather cuffs and clinking
spurs; he looked every inch the
"buckaroo" from the mountain state
of "Montan."
He was before Judge Rossman for
disorderly conduct because he had
created too much disturbance Tues
day night as he wandered down the
business streets with his cowboy
Ted Lansing, deputy city attorney,
decided to give the prisoner a touch
of cross-examination.
"Where are your two six shooters?
Any honest to goodness cowboy would
not walk down the streets with-that
outfit without two 'six guns' strapped
to his belt?" queried the prosecutor.
"I sold 'em," mumbled Goodpastor.
"And the lariat?" queried Lansing.
"The what?" replied the prisoner.
"The lariat."
"Oh, I lost it." was the- answer.
And then, for no apparent reason
in the world, Cowboy Goodpastor "be
gan to cry. Tears flowed down his
cheeks as he whimpered like a baby
after a warm spanking.
"What have you been doing for a
living In Portland?" he was next
asked after the tears had dried.
"Washing dishes in a restaurant on
Stark street," replied Goodpastor.
That s too much tor me. com
mented Judge Rossman. "When one
of these wild cowboys from Montana
comes here dressed like Trampas and
then admits he's nothing but a dish
washer in a Stark street chop house,
my patience becomes exhausted."
And then the court proceeded to
rope" Goodpastor with a three-day
jail sentence and a $25 fine. The shin-
ng spurs clinked a funeral dirge upon
the cement floor as Goodpastor
started for the cells above.
George Ackerman, who also at
tempted to portray the part of cow
boy, wasn't dressed as nattily as
Goodpastor and consequently escaped
with two days in jail and a $25 fine.
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Prunarians of Vancouver Favor
Elimination of Tolls.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 26.
(Special.) Many members of the
Royal Prunarians of Vancouver are
in favor of removing the tolls from
the Columbia river interstate bridge.
This was shown today when the sub
ject came up for discussion at the
weekly luncheon held at Hotel St
William B. Du Bois read a resolu
tion in favor of limiting: the diverting
of the tolls from the bridge to pur
poFes other than paying bonds for
two vears. The resolution was
artonted unanimously.
The sentiments of the Prunarians
will be made known to the Clarke
county delegation at Olympia. and it
is hoped that a bill will pass limning
the time to two years mat ions may
be used for building roads.
Legion May Accept Offer.
IXblANAPOLtS, Ind.. Jan. 26, The
national executive committee of the
American Legion will meet in Wash
ington February 7, 8 and 9 to decide
whether to accept the offer or I
$5,000,000 gift by the Knights of Co
lumbus for the erection of a Legion
war memorial in Washington, it was
announced today. At national head
quarters it was believed the commit
tee would accept the gift.
Contraband Jiarcotics Disappear.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26. Contra
band opium valued at $187,000 and
400 ounces of morphine disappeared
in the process oi Deing smuggieo.
ashore from a trans-Pacific steamer
whrh docked hero December 31, Wil-
People Notice It Drive Them
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Dr. Edwards spent years among pa
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