Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 03, 1921, Page 22, Image 22

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Improvement Is Declared of
Mo Public Benefit.
Council Denounced as Autocratic
and Charged With Providing
' Outlet for Airplane Concern.
Vehement and vigorous protest
against the manner of assessment of
costs for the improvement of Hast
Twenty-ninth street, from Nicola
street to Industrial avenue, were en
tind by residents of the neighbor
hood before the city council ycs,ter
The Improvement, a 16-foot streteh
of pavement, was described by the
remonstrators as being- "of no benefl
to the residents" and "an outlet for
the Oregon, Washington & Idaho Air
plane company's aviation field.
Irregularity of proceedings and au
tocratic handling of the matter by
council were among the least of things
charged. Many prominent citizens
Joined In protesting against paying
tor the pavement.
Herbert H. Sichcl, representing; the
estate of II. Sichel, was among the
earliest to voice bis sentiments in
tile matter.
Road Leads 'o Fluce.
' "The blamed road doesn't lead any
place," ho complained. "It runs out
to a little bridge they built, and the
liririge runs to an inland, and no one
lives on the inland."
One assertion entered by a lawyer
Representing Selma Flodine of -the
T. W. C. A. was resented by Mayor
Baker. The attorney intimated that
the road was built to the aviation
Held largely to accommodate the del
egates to the Shrincrs' convention
"The Shrine has been blamed for
too many things already," said the
mayor, "and it can in no sense be
held responsible for this."
The attorney hastened to apologize
and say that his- meaning bad been
G. M. Iuncan. president of the Dun
can Lumber company, in a written
communication to the council, said
that he "most earnestly and vigor
ously" protested against this as
sessmenU Outlet to Airplane Company.
"I would like to draw your atten
tion." he said, "to the rather auto
cratic manner in which this matter
- has been handled."
H. A. W'eis of the Hirsch-Weis
Manufacturing company, stated that
there was "no need for this strip or
even a street" at the present time
and designated it as "simply an out
let to the airplane company."
The matter was referred to the city
attorney for advice as to the legality
of the proposed assessments.
.Another matter brought before the
council was the proposed widening of
Glisan street, between Third and
Fourth, to provide for a better ap
proach to the steel bridge. This
again was referred back to the de
partment of public works at the re
quest of Commissioner Barbur.
District to Be Changed.
It is planned again to' change the
assessment district for the project
and to derive. If possible, a greater
amount of money from the O.-W. K.
& N. company, whose tracks are In
cluded in the assessment area. The
district has been changed once, be
cause of the objections of property
A resolution was adopted by coun
cil authorising the city engineer to
make a survey plat and written re
port for laying out and establishing
Foster road, from Fifty-second to
Eighty-second streets Southeast. A
motion introduced by Commissioner
Barbur for the city to take over from
the county the sidewalk area includ
cd in this stretch was adopted.
Bids for the Improvement of Uma
tilla avenue and Twenty-sixth street
were opened and the bid of the bu
reau of maintenance of the depart
ment of public works for $5557 for
laying macadam was recommended.
The project is important because of
the situation of the Oregon Worsted
company's mills in the locality.
Spar RIght-of-Way Requested.
A request from the O.-W. R. & N.
company for permission to construct
trackage to serve the American Ma
rine Iron works In Bradford street
near Richmond was referred to the
department of public works. The re
quest at first was recommended for
a revokable permit by Commissioner
Barbur, but the dock commission
asked for delay on the matter, as the
proposed trackage would lie within
1000 feet of the water front.
Applications for stands for for-hire
cars were hearu by the councilmen,
and action on some of the cases was
deferred until Friday.
tracks, an overcrosslng at Myrtle
Creek, a bridge at Paisley in Lak
county, a bridge over Deer creek on
the Grants I'ass-Crescent City proj
ect In . Josephine county, and three
overcrossings of the O.-W. .R. & N.
railroad between Huntington and
Baker. .
The commission let the contract for
the construction of five miles of hard
surfaced road between Roseburg and
Dillard to the Oregon Hassam Paving
company.. Tfie bid submitted by that
company was 1170.000. '
Engineers --in charge of highway
work under the direction of -the com
mission will be instructed to rigidly
enforce the time limit for the com
pletion of state highway work in
future as the result of action taken
by the commission. In the past, owing
to war conditions and the readjust
ment following, the time limits have
not been strictly enforced, it was an
nounced. The commission took the
stand yesterday, however, that there
was no further need for a contractor
requiring more time than his con
tract called for.
The commission declined to pur
chase the Roseburg gravel plant from
w. M. Patterson. This plant had
been offered for sale.
Sir Ernest Oppenheimer in
City on Coast Tour.
Practically AH Gems From Kimber
Icy Shipped First to England
and Then to Cnlted States.
I.V 1917 EXDS. .
Portland Company Ixscs Battlojn
Tnitcd Slates and Oregon
Supreme Courts.
A legal fight extending over many
years ended yesterday when Frank S.
urant, city attorney, -received a
voucher from the San Francisco of
fice of the Postal Telegraph-Cable
company for $975 in full payment of
back municipal license fees.
i ne capitulation of the company
came only after the legal battle had
been carried to the suDreme court of
the United States, and the supreme
court of Oregon. The appealed case
to the United States supreme court
was dismissed by the company before
t came up for hearing, and the hear
ing of the case by the Oregon Jurists
was to have come up in the near
A city ordinance compels telegraph
companies operating in Portland to
take out a city license at $75 a quar
ter. Although none of the other .com
panies objected to paying the fee
tne fostai company-entered a strenu
ous objection, and in 1917 flatly rc-
tusea to take a municipal license
The local manager was arrested and
rearrested, and the company attempt
a to obtain an injunction against the
city in the federal court.
Judge Wolverton denied the Injunc
on and the case was appealed to the
United States supreme court, where
it was dismissed by the company be
lore it came up for hearing. The bat
tie was then taken up In the Oregon
state courts.
A short time ago Alfred A. Hamp
ton, legal representative for the .Port
ino orancn or tne fostal company.
aspearea Derore the council and at
tempted to effect a compromise. Ied
by Commissioner Bigelow, tho other
councilmen trampled the proposition
unaer loot ana declared for all money
or none. It was then that the concern
decided to pay the full amount.
Man ley Meyers, deputy city attor
ney, handled the negotiations for the
fity and obtained the payment of the
money. The amount of the voucher
Included the $75 for the first quarter
or js:i, indicating that the company
nis completely vacnted its stand.
Kelatlve9 Retain Supervision of
Youngster After Mother's Death,
Awaiting Action.
Better' trade relations between
Afr'ca and America, particular
Pacific coast of America, should
ill soon be more definitely es
tablished, according to Sir Ernest
Oppenheimer, member of the South
Africa Diamond syndicate, who, with
Lady Oppenheimer and W. L. Hon
nold. also Interested in the Kimberly
diamond mines, arrived in Portland
last night.
Sr Ernest and Lady Oppenheimer
came to Portland almost direct from
London, only stopping a few days in
New York, Chicago and other of the
large eastern cities. s
That diamonds, owing to shortage
of production, will continue to rise in
price was the prediction of Sir Oppen
helmer, who said that, although the
South African mines were not being
depleted, the output has been consid
erably lessened.
A merit-it Bis Market.
America buys the greater portion of
the output, he. said, although it is
fact that practically all diamonds
from the Kimberly mines are shipped
first to England and then to America.
Business men of South Africa, in
the opinion of Sir Oppenheimer, are
desirous of establishing trade rela
tions with America because the nation
is known to use much wool, ostrich
feathers, diamonds .and other mate
rials which' are exports of South
Africa. '
Within the last few years much
has been done to cement friendly
trade relations -between Africa and
the United States," said Sir Oppen-
heimer, "and great work along this
line is being accomplished at the
present time. We want America's
trade and, to a certain extent, our
efforts have been very successful. I
believe the United States will come
to realize soon, even better than it
does now, the availability of the vast
resources ol .British Africa."
Sir Ernest Knighted.
oir t-rneji was anignted last vear
for meritorious services performed
wnue mayor of Kimberly during th
war. He is said to have stimulated
recruiting and speeded up war-win
ning agencies of his city, as a result
aiding to establish South Africa as
one of the most important of Britain's
r many years ne nas been con
nected with the well-known diamond
house of Ounkelsbuhler of Knirlanr!
and for the last ten years he has held
leading position in South African
diamond mining affairs, being chair
man or tne Anglo-American comora
tion. a director of the Brakpan mines.
consolidated Mines selection. Rand
aeiecuon corporation, Daggafontein
mines and bpring mines of Kimber
ey. ne is also connected in an offi
cial capacity with the Consolidated
diamond Mines of Southwest Africa.
corporation second in nrnHiictlnn
oniy to the great De Beers mines.
only a few days in Portland will
De passed by Sir Ernest and Lady
Oppenheimer and Mr. Honnold hut
while here a pilgrimage over the
tamea Columbia highway will be
niatrc. 4ne party win then leave for
California to visit the Yosemite val
ley and other scenic points of interest
and, after an inspection of the Roose
velt dam of Arizona, win return in
Screral Grade Crossings Will Be
Eliminated and w Bridges
Built on Different Highways.
The improvement of an additional
60 miles of highway in different sec
tions of the state was decided upon
at the meeting of the state highway
commission yesterday and it was an
nounced that bids would be advertised
for. opening at the next meeting of
the commission on March 1. The im
provement programme also provides
for the elimination of grade crossings
. on different highways and the con
struction of bridges. The aggregate
cost of this and the highway work
contemplated will amount to an esti
mated $2,000,000.
All the improvement contemplated
In the programme mapped out yes
terday provides for hard surface
pavement. It was announced. The
stretches of highway to be improved
are in ail cases short and include the
following: Highway from Gaston to
Forest Grove, from Tamhill to Gas
ton, from Wilbur to Roseburg; high
way south from Salem eight miles;
stretch of highway north from Grants
Pass; highway from Hood River to
The Dalles and highway from Drain
to the Douglas county line.
One of the most important stretches
of. highway included in this pro
gramme is that section of the Co
lumbia river highway between Hood
River and The Dalles. The other
work, however, was also considered
tmpbrtant by the commission, in some
cases being connecting links to com
plete highways already partly paved.
The work for the elimination of
grade crossings and bridge work to
be advertised immediately will cost.
It Is estimated, $20,000. This includes
the Installation of an overcrosslng at
Springfield over the Southern Pacific
Custody of his 6-year-old daughter.
Virginia Lee Stewart, Is sought by
Charles W. Stewart in a habeas corpus
action filed In the circuit court yes
terday against Stanley Allison and
Kstelle Allison of Portland, uncle and
aunt of the girl on the maternal side.-
who nave present custody .of the girl
and refuse to relinquish her. A
grandfather la reported on his way
to Portland to take the child with
him to his home in Los Angeles, and
to prevent mis tne ratner asks a re
straining order from the court.
Before the world war. In which he
served In France, Stewart was di
vorced from the mother of the child
and married again. Custody of the
girl had been awarded her mother
by the court, but . Stewart was per
mitted to visit the youngster at
stated intervals. Stewart at present
is pursuing studies at Corvallis and
his home is In that city. His first
wife, the mother of his child, died
in Portland about ten days ago. since
which time he has tried to establish
his claim to the girl.
W. D. Freeman, the attorney who
brought the habeas corpus action,
said last night that it was in the
Organization Will Get Behind Im
provements in District.
Plans for the advancement and de
velopment of the P'edmont district
are being taken up by a civic club.
which has been organized in that
section of the city with a member
ship of 125. The organization has
the tentative name of the Piedmont
Progressive club and it already has
committees working on plana for
street improvement and a campaign
for cleaning up brush in the viclnitv
o the Ockley -Green school to pre
vent the children from being attacked
by men who conceal themselves there.
jjr. i. iv -faimer has been chnn
president of the organization and C.
D. Lazenby secretary. Dr. Palmer
announced yesterday that it was the
intention to put on a drive for mem-
Ders m me near future, with a view
to raising the membership to mnn
embracing the entire territory be
tween St. Johns and the Alberta dis
Dr. Palmer said that the big object
of the organization was to support
the 1925 exposition.
father's wishes, but refused to relin
quish custody of Virginia Stewart
without a court order, as they were
uncertain as to the proper procedure-
Location Advocated by Hydro-Elec
tric League for Exposition.
Oswego lake and the surrounding
land. Including frontage on the Wil
lamette river has been proposed as a
site for the 1925 exposition by the
Hydro-Electric league, which origi
nally sponsored the plan for holding
the fair.
This site Is said to be about the
same distance from the business cen
ter of Portland as Hayden island,
Fairview, Rocky Butte and Beaver
ton and some five miles closer than
The scenic beauty ot this district is
declared to be unexcelled and it is, in
addition, on the Pacifip highway and
the Willamette river. There are also
two lines of railroad passing through
this district. The location, in addi
tion, it is declared, would be ideal for
a permanent park.
Officers of Troutdale Institution
Are Elected for Year.
A steady Increase in deposits since
its organization in May of last year
was reported at the annual meeting
of the Troutdale State bank held at
Troutdale Monday.
Officers were elected tut follows o.
J. Hawkinson, president: L. M. Cleelc
vice-president, and H. E. Blovd.
cashier. A. D. Kendall of Troufdale
and W. R. Knight, merchant of Cor-
bett, were elected members of the
board of directors.
Choose Your Valentines Now While Selections Are Fresh and Complete Main and Fifth Floors
NTp suits, new frocks, new
wraps, new coats, new
skirts, new blouses, new hats,
new veilings, new neckwear, new
gloves, new underthings, new shoes and
other new things for women are now
being shown.
' , iaar
The- QjualitY' Store or- Portland
"XTK1 W satns new taffetas, new
' I dress cottons, new chif-
fons, new laces, new linings,,
new needlework, new embroideries,
new ribbons, new things for misses and
children, men and boys are now being
A Few of Today's Value
Many "After-Inventory" Specials in Various Departments
at Greatly Reduced Prices for Quick Clearaway
We Now Have
Hundreds of New
Spring Dresses
Ready for Selection ,;. ;
Wanted new materials, styles and colors. Prices range
from $19.50 up.
New Spring Hats
A special featuring of scores of the much-sought-after GREY
hats for spring. New styles, materials and effects. ? 12.50, $14.50,
Mpier & Frank's: Fourth Floor. (Mail Orders Filicd.)
3 Days'
Sale of 200
All Less Than Half
the "Old" Trices at
Standard makes of men's
and young men's ALL-WOOL
suits, majority of fine worsted
fabrics. ,
Wanted 'styles and patterns.
Many just received, also suits
from regular stock. A size for
every man. '
See Morrison Window.
Meier & Frank's: Third Floor.
(Mail Ordetb J' ilieQ.)
uits ffljfej
Just Received!
.Women's Cape Gloves
One-clasp style for street wear. Mastic, beaver, pearl,
tan and brown. Sizes 512 to 7. ALL PERFECT.
See Fifth-Street Window.
Meier & Frank's: Main Floor. (Mail Orders Filled.)
We - Have Just Received
by Express a Shipment of
"Manhattan" Shirts
for Spring
See these new shirts at the new low prices of $3 and
$4.75. Serviceable materials. Good-looking Manhat
tan patterns and colors. See Morrison window.
Meier & Frank'B: Main Floor. (Mail Orders Filled.)
$9.00 to $12.50
Silk Blouses
Specially Priced
Georgette crepe and messaline
blouses in blue, black, gray,
brown, chamois, fawn and henna.
Many styles. A special purchase
just received. Blouses from reg
ular stock also at this price.
See Fifth-Street Window.
Meier & Frank's: Fourth Floor.
(Mail Orders Filled.)
Less Than Half Original Price
for These
Boys' Knicker Suits
ALL-WOOL knicker suits in plain and novelty patterns.
Well tailored garments from standard makers. Nearly
all of the knickers are fully lined. All sizes.
See Morrison Window.
$4.00-$4.50 Knickers $1.95
Serviceable material. Sizes 7 to 14 years.
Meier & Frank's: Third Floor. (Mail Orders Filled.)
cloth and various hardware articles
to whoever wishes to buy at greatly
reduced prices and in large lots.
Several million dollars' worth of
materials, equipment and supplies
which the navy department, on a
peace time basis, can never use, are
stored at navy yards, said Mr. Day,
and orders have been issued to dis
pose of all surplus immediately.
Mr. Day is at the Multnomah hotel
and will be in Portland until Friday
Gordon Stoddard and Marcos Allen
Wanted at Salem.
Two 18-year-old boys escaped from
the state training school near Salera
yesterday and were still at large last
night, according to a message re
ceived from Li. M. Gilbert, superin
tendent of the school.
Gordon Stoddard, described as five
feet eight inches tall, blue eyes, light
complexion and long pompadour, and
Marcus Allen, five feet 11 inches tail,
blue eyes, dark complexion and dark
hair, are the boys sought by Mr.
Gilbert. . - '
Many Families In Erin Said to Be
Money to aid homeless and desti
tute families in Ireland was solicited
last night by the Portland committee
of the American committee for relief
In Ireland at a meeting held in the
blue room of the Hotel Portland.
Archbishop A. Christie, member of the
national committee, was present.
The committee, in conjunction with
local Irish-American organizations,
has raised and sent direct to Ireland
14600. Dr. Andrew C- Smith, heading
the Portland committee, presided.
Affairs Shaping for K. C. Bronaugh
Taking Sew Charge.
Affairs at the offices of Morris
Bros., Inc., wrecked bond house, are
still under charge of W. D. Whit
comb, temporary receiver, but are to
be turned over within the next few
days to E. C. Bronaugh, recently
elected trustee.
The belief is expressed that the
Millions of Dollars' Worth of Goods
to Be Offered to Public.
Elmer E. Day, representing the
board, of survey, appraisal and sale of
the United States navy, arrived in
Fcrtland yesterday from Seattle of
fices of the board to dispose of part
of the vast surplus of supplies bought
for the navy department during the
Mr. Day hopes to sell steel, sub
marine destroyers, canvas, ship tackle, :
Fifty Boys Wanted
Big Profits
and Prizes
Offered school boys to sell
The Ladies
Home Journal
Call at my office today
after school. '
- 270 Fourth St.
Opposite City HalL
transfer of authority will fake the
greater part "of a week, inasmuch as
the temporary . receiver will remain
for a time to aid Mr. Bronaugh in
becoming familiar with the records,
and with progress already made in
disentangling the financial skein.
A bond for the trusteeship of Mr.
Bronaueh. in the sum of J100.000, was
wrltton vesterdav bv the Fidelity
Deposit company of Maryland through
Clarence D. Porter, local manager.
S. H. green
Holman Fuel Co.
stamps for cash.
Main 353. 660-21.
The Last Days!
Your Choice:
Women's Shoes, Pumps
and Oxfords
Broken sizes, but hundreds from which to select!
Footwear at Less Than One-Half
Factory Cost '
Bet. Washington and Alder.
Values Greater Than
Ever This Month at
Calef Bros.
Compare Their Prices With All Others
r ,
Your Dollars Will Go
Further There.
Remember the Numbers:
68-70 5th St., 2'2 Blocks North of Washington