Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 03, 1921, Image 1

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VOL. LIX 0. 18,781
Entered Portland I Ore ton)
Pos'offlre Peond-C'ls Mutter
Dawes Blisters Critics of
Army's Record.
Statement Hints Cabinet Post
Will Not Be Accepted.
Testimony to Refute Charges of
Waste by Administration; Flaws
f Government Brought Forth.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. After de
claring he was not In politics and was
net coins in. Charles O. Dawes of
Chicago, ex-chief of supply procure
ment for the American army In
France, attacked today what he
charged were political attempts to
d.eoredit achievements of the people
who won the war.
Appearing before a house war In
vestigating committee, Mr. Dawes
truck hard blows at critics who had
tried, he said, to detract from the
glory of the great achievement by
picking flaws and parading trivial
faults 2000 miles away. At times the
air was thick with oaths for which
the witness frankly confessed he bad
litither apology nor excuse.
He reiterated an earlier offhand
latement as to his own party In
politics, which vas accepted to mean
he would not become a member of
Mr. Harding's cabinet. Mr. Dawes
sharply denounced the system of con
- ducting the federal gove-nment, an
aril of a hundred years' standing, he
declared, with which Investigators
Blight better afford to deal.
Dranrra,CalI Diwm,
Mr. Dawes was called by demo
cratic members of the committee to
rebut testimony relating to waste and
extravagance' and particularly witb
refereace to liquidation of American
accounts In France and sale of sur
plus stocks to France. Answering
charges that food and clothing sup
plies might have brought more than
the 1400,000,000 paid by France. Mr.
Dawes turned on one of his ques
, tioners. Representative Bland, repub
lican, Indiana, and shouted:
"It Is Just that sort of fool argu
ment that forced Great Britain to
hold on to its stocks and attempt to
drive a hard bargain. The stuff Is
there, rotting. There is no use to
try and throw mud wheri you were
not there to know conditions. Eng
land lost billions of dollars by lis
tening to that talk. They are raising
the devil in Kngland now. because
England did not sell."
France Charged Too Mock.
Mr. Dawes said he thought France
was charged too much.
Here you come and charge," he
said, "that we should not have sold
augar. Tbe war department ordered
the aale. The augar went with the
Junk. Everything was second hand.
We got 1400,000.000 for it. We liqui
dated every account, and we did it
because a lot of big men quit their
jobs and-went there to help.
"We cleaned the slate and congress
today atill has pending claims that
date back to the revolution. It was a
Dig Jod and we are proud of It. In
finding fault and hunting responsi
bility you uon't have far to go. Per
shing was the commander-in-chief
and his . shoulders are big enough,
thank God, to bear it."
Mr. Bland questioned Mr. Dawes
about excessive prices paid for equip
ment and material.
Civilization Now Secure.
-Sure we paid," he said. "We didn't
top to dicker. Why. man alive, we
had to win. It was a man's Job. We
would have paid horse prices for
sheep. The man like Johnson, there
he said, turning to the chairman.
-was standing at the front to be shot
at. We had to get him food and am
munition. Oh. It's all right now to
say we bought too much vinegar and
too many cold chisels, but we saved
"I am no more ashamed to stand
up for England than for the United
States." he said, jumping from his
chair and facing about. "It seems to
be fashionable in American politics to
attack England. I am not In politics
and I am hot going to be. And I
thank God that in a crisis like we
had there were no bickerings between
the English-speaking peoples."
Ft-lc Tea Hn Failures.
"The diplomatic system of appoint
ing men with pink tea experience
In war time." he continued, "was a
rotten failure. Sharp was all right,
tut the rest of them were utter fail
ures. It was all due to the appoint
ment of society men pink tea fel
lows. Why, we couldn't get any
w here. ' We had George McFadden
over there and he did in three days
what the diplomats could not do In
three months.
"Let me illustrate. We needed S000
artillery horses. They were In the
fields and it was harvest time In
France. It was my Job to get them,
and it was my argument that we
could not get our men to the front
without horses. Unless we got them
the Germans would break through.
We didn't talk prices we Just
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Spouse Unhurt; Tragedy Climax
to Search by Gir! Wlien Man Site
Loved Didn't Come Home.
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Feb. 2. (Spe
ciaL) A woman It often has been
proved, will give up her life for one
she loves. The latest demonstration
of this, news of which reached here
today, is the case of Mrs. Ota Mitchell,
20 years old, who lives at Firstcreek,
Perry county.
James Mitchell, her husband, be
came drunk on bootleg whisky. He
did not come home and his wife set
out to look for him. Finally she
found him. In his drunken wander
Ings Mitchell had crawled onto the
Louisville & Nashville railroad tracks,
had stretched out batween the rails
and gone to sleep.
A train ran around a curve and
bore down rapidly. Mrs. Mltchejl
rushed to her husband and began
tugging at his body. The engineer
saw her and frantically tried to shut
off the engine's power. Mrs. Mitchell
realized she could not save her hus
band and herself, so she placed her
own body between Mitchell and the
With a last despairing push she
rolled her husband's body over the
rail to safety, but it was too late to
save herself and the wheels struck
her, dragging her partly under the
wheels and mangling her right arm
so It had to be amputated. Mrs.
Mitchell is in a serious condition from
her injuries and the strain she under
went in sacrificing herself for her
Mitchell was not hurt.
Germans Long Interned In Mexico
to Sail From .New York.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. Permission
has been given by the American gov
ernment for the transfer through the
United States of about 60 German
officers and seamen who have been
Interned at Guaymas, Mexico, since
the beginning of the world war and
wnose repatriation nas been ar
ranged by the German ministry to
.Mexico. The Germans will enter the
United States .at Nogales. Ariz., and
will go to New York. from, which
port they probably will sail for Ger
many February 24, on the steamer
The Germans formed the crews of
about JO sailing vessels which by the
peace treaty, have been'' turned over
to the allies.
Band of 15 Organized for General
Campaign of Assassination.
SEVILLE. Spain. Feb. 2. The gov
ernor of the province announced to
day -the discovery of a terrorist plan
of campaign being carried out by a
band of 15 called "chariots." each of
whom has been paid 20 pesetas daily.
Assassins were chosen by lot, accord
ing to the governor, and they executed
orders without question. The authori
ties claim to be tracking the entire
The normal value of 20 pesetas In
American currency s S3.S0.
Blind Animal Guided to Water by
Quacking Fowl.
GREENSBORO, Ala, Feb. 2. A tale
of the extraordinary friendship ex
isting between a gander and a blind
ox on the farm of Braxton Holcroft
was brought here today.
Each day, so the story goes, a state
ly gander leads an aged and blind ox
to a pond for water. The gander,
walking just in front, quacks now and
then, so that the ox may follow, and
when the pond is reached, stands
guard wh-le he ox drinks. When the
ox has finished the gander leads him
Baby to Undergo Plastic Surgery
Following Record Judgment.
OAKLAND, Cal, Feb. 2. Experts
In plastic surgery will be employed to
apply methods similar to those used
in restoration of faces of war vet
erans, to restore the face of 19-
months-old Delancey Smith Jr.,
parents of the child announced here
today when the baby recovered a
judgment for $50,000 against a nurse
who left the child In a bathtub with
the hot water running.
It is the largest Judgment for a
babe in the history of local courts.
DEBT GROWS $11,010,714
Treasury Certificates Cause Most
of Increase in Bill.
crease of 111.010,714 in the public
debt last month was announced today
by the treasury..
Officials said it was due largely to
tbe Issuance of treasury certificates
of indebtedness. The total gross debt
on January SI was $23,993,234,882.
Sarah Bernhardt to Be Officer of
Legion of Honor.
PARIS, Feb. 2. The promotion of
Sarah Bernhardt to be an officer ot
the Legion of Honor will be an
nounced shortly.
This is in recognition of the famous
actress' work in encouraging French
art abroad,
26 Sticks of Dynamite
Placed Under Building.
Man Who Tried Blasting Be
lieved Hindu or Japanese.
Police and ex-Soldiers 'of Monte-
sano, Hoqulam and El ma In
Hunt for Stranger.
ABEDREEN. Wash., Feb. 2, (Spe
cial.) Twenty-aix sticks of dynamite,
wrapped in a copy of the Montesano
Vidette and bound tightly with fuses
were placed under the American
Legion building here tonight In an
attempt to destroy it.
The building was saved by Henry
Lancaster, a painter, who saw a man
striking a light under the building.
The would-be bomber fled and Lan
caster carried the package of dyna
mite into the building, pulling from
it the spluttering fuse, which was
eight inches long. More than 150
cx-scrvlce men were in the build
ing at the time, making application
for service bonuses.
Legionnaire Sees Light.
Lancaster, riding by the legion
building on a bicycle, saw someone
light a match below the corner front
ing Market street and adjoining a
vacant lot. Dismounting, he stepped
across the sidewalk and confronted
a short dark man who had Just risen
from his knees. Ho asked him jok
ingly if he had been hiding mooshine.
"No," was the answer.
Lancaster said the man trembled
and stammered.
Peering under the build'ng, Lan
caster saw the burning fuse and
pulled out the package. The man
beside him had hurried away.
Mas Hindu or Jupaaeae.
Lancaster described the man as be
tween 20 and 25 years old, about five
feet tall and weighing around 130
pounds. He was smooth shaven with
high cheekbones, apparently being
either a Hindu or a Japanese. He
wore a brown suit, a dark over
coat and a black fedora hat. Lan
caster insisted that he would be able
to identify him.
Immediately after discovery of the
bomb. . legionnaires in the building,
co-operating with the police, formed
posses and threw a cordon about the
business section of the city to the
waterfront. Police at Hoquiam, Mon
tesano and Elma were notified by
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Wheatfields Green In Middle West.
Big Storm on Pacific Coast
Now Blowing Over.
PORTLAND, Me.. Feb. 2. Maine
residents who went south to escape a
New England winter may be inter
ested in Maine's reports that grass
hoppers are being caught in the state.
Another correspondent tells of a fruit
tree branch with buds showing.
Last winter seven feet of snow fell
within as many weeks, while weather
bureau reports show a total snow
fall of two inches in January this
year and an aggregate temperature
more than 30 degrees warmer than
last January.
TOPEKA. Kan, Feb. 2. Wild
flowers are in bloom and wheat Is as
green as In spring-, an almost unpre
cedented condition for early Febru
ary, says the weekly report issued to
day by the weather bureau.
ST. JOHNS, N. F, Feb. 2. The
Newfoundland coast is icebound as a
result of the severest cold of tli
winter. The northern bays and Con
ception bay. ten miles north of the
city, are solidly frozen over and the
mail steamers have abandoned their
storm which has been active
greater or lesser degree along the
Pacific coast for the past nine days
has blown over, according to G. H.
Willson, forecaster of the United
States weather bureau here, who said
tonight that indications point to the
northeasterly movement of the dis
turbance and its passage over British
Columbia. It was during the disturb
ance that the 150-mile wind velocity
was recorded at the weather station
at North Head, Wash, at the mouth
of the Columbia river, last week, he
Germans Said to Have Made Rifles
Contrary to Treaty.
WARSAW, Feb. 2. The shipment
of arms and ammunition being sent
from Germany into the Sllesian
plebiscite area, seised by the inter
allied plebiscite police Monday, ac
cording to newspaper dispatches. Is
said to have included 500 rifles of
the 1920 . model, made in Germany
last year, in alleged' violation of the
peace treaty. -.'".". . -
There were also 100,000 cartridges,
2500 hand-grenades and 6600 gas
bombs, the message declared.
Vice-Prcsldent-Elect Victim of
Thief in X. M. C. A. Building.
ATLANTA, Ga, Feb. 2. Atlanta's
police department admitted today that
Calvin Coolidge's overcoat had been
stolen from the T. il. C. A. while the
vice-president-elect was visiting hers
last week, and that the city's best de
tectives could not find it.
The public was asked to help.
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Johnson Resolution Calling for
Reasons for Occupation of
Siberia Is Considered.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. Investiga
tion of the participation of Ameri
cans, "either civilians or members of
the military or naval establishments.
In the governmental affairs of the
republic of Nicaragua. Haiti and
Santo Domingo." is proposed in a res
olution by Senator Johnson, repub
lican, California, ordered favorably
reported today by the senate foreign
relations committee.
The committee also ordered a fav
orable report on another resolution
by Senator Johnson proposing an in
vestigation into "the sending of Unit
ed States soldiers to Siberia; the pur
poses of their presence there; their
activities and accomplishments, if
any, and also the condition and sit
uatlon of citizens of the United
Slates and the interests of citizens
of the United States In Siberia."
Senator Johnson asked immediate
consideration for his resolutions in
the senate, but they went over on
objection of Senator Hitchcock.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
ranking democratic member, opposed
the Siberian inquiry fccforj the com
mittee, but did not object to the pro
posal affecting Nicaragua, Haiti and
the Dominican republic.
Republican members of the foreign
relations, committee said they did not
expect adoption of the resolution dur
ing the present session, but that the
committee's action was to "serve no
tice" of an Intention to go into the
subjects outlined at an early date.
Legionnaire Who Helped Fugitive
Escape Is Sought.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, Feb. 2. The
American legion will take steps to
seek out the man who is reported to
have aided Grover Cleveland Berg
doll to escape from Canada to Ger
many, Lemuel Bolles, national ad
jutant, said today.
Mr. Bollcs said that newspaper re
ports carried the statement that de
partment of justice agents who in
vestigated the case said that Berg-
doll obtained his passport in Winni
peg by using an American legion but
ton and the American discharge
papers of a legionnaire.
Vice-President-Elect Turns Down
Offers of Washington Houses.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 Vice President-elect
and Mrs. Coolidge will
make their home in a hotel here and
not in any of the houses offerea
them, it was learned today. The
hotel is the same one in which Vice
President and Mrs. Marshall have oc
cupied an apartment.
Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge are but fol
lowing the custom they adopted in
Boston of living at a hotel during
bis governorship. They intend, it is
understood, to retain their modest
house at Northampton. Mass.
Absence of Team Work at
Salem Serious.
Highway Legislation at This
Session Questionable.
Not One Measure in Interest of
Road Construction Yet Passed
by Lawmaking Body
STATE HOUSE. Salom, Or., Feb. 2.
(Special.) Lack of co-ordinate
functioning between the senate and
house committees on roads and high
ways, and the failure of some one or
more members of the joint committee
to take the reins In hand and whip
a road programme into shape, threat
en highway legislation at this ses
sion. Then, too, there is some friction
between senate and house members.
so that the road programme at this
late date in the session Is hampered.
iMghteen members comprise the
Joint committee, but all are too busy
with other matters to specialize ; on
the technicalities of road problems.
Chairman Wright of the house com
mittee is doing his best, but the right
sort of trained support and informa
tion is conspicuous by its absence.
Oddly enough, the committee is call
ing In the assistance of an outsider,
W. B. Dennis, of Carlton, to furnish
technical data. Mobilizing masses of
statistics and formulas is the hobby
of Mr. Dennis, and for the good of
the road programme he should have
been elected last year.
No Bond Money Provided.
Nothing has yet been done toward
furnishing the state highway Com
mission with more bond money. This
matter must receive attention before
the session- closes .or there 'will not
bo" sufficient funds to carry on high
way work during the next two years.
Nothing has been done about rev
enues for maintenance. Nothing has
been done about various other high
way essentials. The joint committee
is simply drifting.
Today the house committee decided
to amble along under Its own power.
Thus far the only important action
of the senate committee was to rec
ommend the passage of the Roosevelt
highway bill, which was carried in
the house largely as a compliment to
Senator Hall, chairman of the senate
committee, who has not asked for
anything else. What will happen to
the Roosevelt highway measure In
the house only time can tell. Indica
tions are that the measure will be
slaughtered. '
Faetlona Undertake Deal.
A dicker now is being negotiated
between friends of tbe Roosevelt
road, which means the representa
tives of the coast counties and the
eastern Oregon group. The alleged
trade is to exchange votes for the
Roosevelt highway in return for sup
Dort for irrigation measures. This
is a deal similar to the one which
carried the Roosevelt highway and
the irrigation law when these were
approved by the people.
Chairman Wright, in relation to
providing more funds for the general
road programme, favors offering i
bill authorizing the highway commis
sion to issue bonds up to the 4 per
cent limit, or not to exceed $3,000,000
Present policy of the commission will
require at least $5,000,000 before the
1923 legislature assembles.
Mr. Dennis, in his capacity as a con
sultant .for road legislation, is con
tinuing to advocate a license based on
weight and price of car rather than
nn horseDower. as at present. This
was his contention in 1919 and 1920,
when he was chairman of the house
committee on roads and highways. Ha
is now working on a plan to make al
lowance for depreciation in the value
of cars, lack of which has been held
an injustice in the- present license
Views on Tax Varlooa.
Opinion is divided on whether more
tax should be placed on gasoline.
Maintenance of state highways Is be
coming an important item. The high'
way commission has an agreement
with some counties to do maintenance
on a 50-50 basis, but this plan has
many inequalities, particularly since
in the counties where maintenance
cost is greatest the counties are the
least prepared to share the expense.
The highway commission will take
over all maintenance if funds are sup
plied and a source is suggested. This
source is another cent tax on the
Then there is the quarter-mill
levy, which the governor wants abol
ished so that the money can be used
for the boys' training school. The
highway commission oeciares mis
quarter-mill tax is essential to the
road programme. Chairmain Wright
is trying to effect a compromise. The
executive office wants money from
the quarter-mill tax for two years.
This money Is Intended for the boys'
training school, the girls' Industrial
school, the home for the feeble mind
ed and a wing for the eastern Ore
gon branch asylum at Pendleton.
Members of the road commission who
were at first willing to follow the
Cucludei en fK 2. Column S.JL
Fallicr Walts in Vain for Animals
to Appear Before Observation
Tower and Tell Weather.
MONMOUTH. Kan., Feb. 2. Be
cause his son has an eye for business,
John Wilheimcr did not find out to
day whether the ground hog knows
anything about the length of winter.
Wilheimcr has his doubts as to the
old theory that if the animal sees his
shadow when he comes out of his
hole February 2 h knows more cold
snaps are in sight and goes back for
a six weeks' nap. So he decided a
test. Last fall he bought five ground
hogs, housed them on tho bank of
Lightning creek and built an observa
tion tower, to await the day when,
tradition has it, the ground hog goes
over the top.
Early today Wilheimcr went to tho
creek to see what would happen. It
was an ideal day for the experiment.
H& perched himself in his observa
tion tower and kept one eye on the
sun and the other on the creek bank.
After considerable time, when he was
no nearer a solution than before, ho
began to wonder If his ground hogs
were especially late sleepers or
vficthcr they didn't know what day
it' was.
Then his 11-year-old son appeared.
"Pop," he began, "I don't think your
groundhogs will show up today be
cause they are not there. I didn't
mean to do anything you didn't want
me to. but last fall somo fellows from
town came out hunting and wanted
'possums. Sam Willits and I sacked
the groundhogs and sold them as
'possums for $2 apiece."
Wllheimer went back home. He
said he didn't know whether he
would try acnln next year.
Ford Loser in .Michigan Klcclio
Recount, Just Finished.
WAShiwiw, cb. 2. The re
count -of ballots in the Michigan sena
torlal election qf 1918, finished today
by the senate's elections committee
left Senator Newberry, republican,
with a plurality of 1.134 over Henry
Mr. Ford made a net gain of 323
votes in the recount, but Senator
Newberry's original plurality wa
Centenarian Attributes Longcvit)
to Work and Simple Life.
LANCASTER, Pa.. Feb. 2. Bar
Shingler, who is in his 100th year,
president of the First National bank
at Marietta, and the oldest bank pres
ident in the United States, today cele
brated with his wife their 74th wed
ding anniversary. He is daily on
He attributed his longevity to work
and siojple rules of health.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 02
degrees; minimum, 4- decrees
TODAY'S Rain; eouthesterly winds.
Germany It told how to avoid bis deficit.
I'age 3.
Senate floodgates of oratory opened, but
tariff bi!. gets nowhere. Page 2.
Colby's Journey cements friendship of
South American republics, declare
Louis Slebold. Page 4.
Dawes warms up house war inquiry with
outburst of oaths. Page 1.
Figures for show record-breaking
growth of foreign trade. Page 4.
Levy on German exports Is declared to be
device of Satan. Page 2.
General Pershing sounds warning against
premature disarmament. Page. 4.
Investigation of American conduct in Is!
anda and Siberia la proposed in senate.
Page 1.
Palmer rules out liquor wholesalers.
Page 6.
Wife who rescued drunken husband from
death on railroad tracks may die.
Page 1.
Episcopal pastor called on carpet. Page 3.
Kon-partisan claim in North Dakota peters
out. Page 7.
Testimony tends to Involve soldiers In kill
ing of Alabama coal miner. Page 13,
Maine reports fruit buds showing, while
flowers are blooming in Kansas. Page 1.
Backwoods combed to get 12 Jurymen.
Page 13.
Idaho governor reduces estimates asked by
state educational Institutions. Page 7.
Senate favors measure to clip wings ot
public service commission. Page 14.
Opposition to changes in Washington edu
cation system grows, i-age n.
Fish fight to enliven senate session on
Friday. Pago 14.
Senate passes eight bills and approves two
measures from house. Page 15.
Oregon asks three states to support road
bill. Page,J4.
Tourist association requests $100,000.
Pase 6.
Absence of team work in legislature hanf
pers road legislation. Page 1.
l'arlflc Northwest.
Plot to kill 150 legion men falls. Page 1.
Farrell Is wanted to fight in New York,
Page 12.
Wlllard to meet victor of Dempsey-Car-
pentler fight. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
With potato stocks larger than year ago,
better prices not expected, fage 21.
Wheat affected by estimate of email carry
over. Page 20.
Pacific stocks strong features of Wall
street market Page 21.
Arthur C. Callan appointed general agent
in Portland for Williams mtercoastal
line. Page 20.
Pacific Steamship company establishes
freight feeder service to southern ori
ental ports. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Baker and labor tilt over Steffens. Page 1.
Family of eight held for deportation.
Page 10.
Pay rise for chief of police la sought
Page 10.
Twenty-two divorces granted In day.
Page 11.
East Twenty-ninth street Improvement
protested as useless by property owners
affected. Page 22.
Sir Ernest Oppenhelmer urges better trade
relations between Africa aau America.
Face 22.
Labor Delegates Call on
City Executive.
Minister's Strictures Arouse
Mr. Baker's Ire.
I'rolcst Bearers Heard Tlironsh,
but l'eriui.slon to I'sc Audi
torium Is Not Grunlcd.
Armed with a copy of a I'envcr
labor paper and primed with copious
arguments, seven representatives of
labor organizations, and Rev. K. K.
Howard, chaplain of Good Samaritan
hospital, wailed on -Major Raker es
tcrday afternoon to demand explana-,
tions for his refusal of tho municipal
auditorium for a lecture by Lincoln
Steffens and Irwin St. John Tucker,
Rev. Mr. Howard, who Is also chair
man of the social service commission
of the local diocese of the Kplscopal
church, distinguished himself from
his associates by htating that ho was
appearing in his capacity as an
American citizen.
The auditorium was tentatively
rented for thj lectures on February 7
somo timo ago. Later tho meeting
was publicly announced and ad
vertised as a demonstration ugalnrt
the deportation of Ludwig C. K
.Martens, soviet propagandist to the
UnitL'd States.
Sin J or Sends Stinging l.rlter.
In a stinging letter to the propo
nents of tho meeting, Muyor Laker
stated that the auditorium would not
bo availablo for that purpose and that
meetings of tho nature planned would
not be tolerated in Portland, either at
tho auditorium or elsewhere. His ac
tion followed tho receipt of telegrams
from the mayor of iJcnver and the
authorities of other cities stating
that Steffens' lecture was "very dis
appointing from an American stand
point." The discussion yesterday waxed ex
tremely warm at times, with the min
ister and B. A. Gre.en. an attorney
representing various organizations,
taking the lead In grilling tho mayor.
The range of subjects dealt with.
swung from the authority of Port
land's chief executive to the Irish
question and DeVulera's visit to the
United States and even back to century-old
decisions rendered by the
federaiiit Judges.
It ended where it started, with
Mayor Baker firmly opposed to the
use of the auditorium or the dissem
ination of revolutionary or radio!
propaganda. Several verbal tilts be
tween the mayor and Rev. Mr. How
ard were precipitated during the de
bale. Mayor Oppusrs Aicitator.
As a law-ali!Jing citizen," said the
mayor, directly addressing Jlr. How
ard, "do you think that it is good
public policy to allow an agitator the
run of the city, to give him every op
portunity to Bprend his revolutionary
(Concluded on Pi
Column 1.)
Critics are more often
grumpy than genial, and fre
quently they disagree, but for
the diary of Margot Asquith,
wife of the ex-prime minister
of Great Britain, they have
unstinted praise alone. Eng
land and the colonies caught
the flavor of her racy, daring
disclosures, and spread the
fame of the season's sensa
tion. The Sunday Oregonian, be
lieving that the diary of Mar
got Asquith is a document
well worth the reading for
the calcium light it casts upon
men and atiairs ot tne Brit
ish empire, and for its pierc
ing wit and sprightly analysis
has procured publication
rights and will present it as a
serial feature, beginning Sun
day, February 13, in 13 in
stallments. Soci?l and political England
are stripped to the buff by
Mrs. Asquith the loved and
hated Lady Puck of Albion.
From Gladstone's day to the
present her vivacious yes,
valiant reminiscences read
many a hitherto unanswered
riddle and riddle many a sham.
Bigger and Better Than Most
- Magazines.