Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 15, 1921, Page 6, Image 6

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TIIE MORNING ORECOXIAX, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1921
FIGHT ON TEACHERS'
TENURE (ffilES
New Bill Follows Defeat of
Staples Measure.
LARGER BOARD PROPOSED
Fair Deal for Teachers and All
Concerned Held Assured In lat
est - Measure Introduced.
STATE HOUSE. Salem. Or.. Feb. 14.
(Special) Almost at the same hour
thst Representatives Kubll and dor
don Introduced in the house a new
teachers' tenure of office bill. Sen
ator Moser. In the upper branch of
the legislature, made a losing fight
for reconsideration of the so-called
stunloii tenure measure, which was
defeated by a vote of 1 to 14
Saturday.
The vote for reconsideration was
IS to 15. Twenty votes were neces
Mrv fnr reconsideration of the Dili.
In his ad Deal for reconsideration
of the tenure issue. Senator Moser
charted Senator Gill with being un
faithful to his Dledee to support thi
Staples bill, declaring- he was only
a pretended friend of the teachers
and in the beginning or tne comru
vprsv had sucerested a measure even
more drastic than the one finally
submitted for consideration of th
senate.
Under the terms of the proposed
law offered by Representatives kudu
and Gordon, two additional members
are added to the school board or tne
Tortland district. The bill names airs.
A. M. Webster and Mrs. Forest Fisher
to fill the two vacancies, the terms
rf which would expire on June 11,
1924.
Contract Indefinite One.
Teachers who have been employed
In the schools of that district will
hiv nn Indefinite contract, if the
r-ronosed bill is enacted, under which
they will continue in service until the
contract is abrogated Dy euner ui-
miKsai or resignation.
In the event of resignation the
teacher is eiven five days In which
to notify the school superintendent of
a desire for a hearing, wnicn snaii do
held before the school board. The
teacher is given the opportunity of
employing counsel and after the hear
ing if Ie?s than five members or tne
board decide against the teacher, op
portunity is given for an appeal to
the trial commission now provided In
the tenure law.
In case five out of the seven mem
bers of the board decide asainst the
teacher, the propost-d bill provides
that the decision be final.
Should the superintendent of
schools attempt to demote a teacher
or change her from one grade to an
other, the bill provides for a hearing,
if the teacher so elects, and again
the vote of five directors is declared
to be final, but less than five votes
given the teacher an opportunity lor
an appeal to the trial commission.
Fair Deal Held Aitaurcd.
Representatives Kubli and Gordon
expressed belief that the bill would
be satisfactory to the patrons of the
school district. The terms of the
bill, thev declare, give the teachers
a fair chance and at the same time
also protect the children against in
competent teachers.
In reviewing the proceedings at
tpnding the defeat of the Staples
measure in the senate Saturday. Sena
Mncer referred briefly to the as
..rtin. marie bv its opponents last
Saturday and asked Borne of th
ic-.otnr. who had registered thei
vnta oninai the measure why the
had not adopted a tenure law in their
y.nmm. localities.
"If the vote for reconsideration of
thii bill carries, said Senator aioser,
"we will ask that it be laid on the
table pending disposition in the Lousi
of a teachers" tenure of office measure
introduced. The supporters or th
Staples bill believe It a wise piece of
legislation and we have hope that
it finally will be accepted. If such
action is not possible, however, then
we would be satisfied "with another
bill equally as good.
Need of Change Urged.
"This legislation is of great lm
pcrtance to the people of Portland.
Me have at the present teachers
hydro-electrie power 'Commission and to
prescribe duties of said officials.
8- B. 811, by Joseph Regulating; Issu
ance of stock of private corporations.
Bills Indefinitely postponed in the
senate following the receipt of ad
verse reports by the committee fol
low: S. B. 179, by Bell To regulate the re
tall al of garments and certain kinds
or cloth within the state of Oregon.
8. B. 27, by Jones Relating to salaries
oi certain Lane county officials.
H. B. 226. by Hlndman Relating to
abandonment or failure to support wife
or minor cnuaren.
H. B. 15. by Sheldon To reneal an ob
solete section regarding location of mining
ciaims.
SECOND ROOSEVELT
Dairy Substitute Bill Passed.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or., Feb. 14.
-(Special.) With only one vote cast
HIGHLIGHTS OP . LEGISLA
TURE. Senate.
County court of Tillamook
county is authorized to com
pensate district attorney in ad
dition to salary.
Resolution is offered which
. would put over reapportion
ment of legislative districts un--til
next session of legislature. .
Four new bills are introduced.
President Ritner enforces rule
limiting individual discussions
on bills to ten minutes. .
Increase In salary of state
banking superintendent from
14000 to $6000 is approved.
Twenty-one senate bills are
passed on third reading.
Reconsideration of teachers'
tenure of office bill falls.
Marriage examination bill is
approved on third reading.
Senator Strayer attacks state
game code.
Honae.
Three new bills are intro
duced. New teachers' tenure bill Is
offered in an effort to settle
controversy which raged
throughout the present session.
Session is opened with song;
sung in Indian Jargon.
Speaker Bean drives house.,
with relentless hand, which re
sults in handling of large grist
of business.
Twenty-eight bills are passed.
BOAD BILL DRAFTED
Measure Appears in Senate
Today in New Dress.
HALL EAGER FOR SPEED
being prepared for, Introduction fol
low the plan as announced heretofore
in The Oregonian that is, the crea
tion of a road district. In the earlier
plan, which was tentatively decided
on last Friday night. It was estimated
that the timber In the seven coast
counties would have to pay for most
of the road. In these counties there
are now millions of acres of timber
In the forest reserve and government
help would come to assist In con
structing the Roosevelt road through
the reservation areas.
The proposed road district plan will
be worked out somewhat like the
port, drainage and irrigation dis
tricts, where precedents have been
established, and enough changes will
be made to apply the same principle
to the road game. '
BILL TOOK
BEATEN IN SENA
Constitutional Majority
lacking on Passage.
IE
Is
FIGHT BECOMES HEATED
Senator to Introduce 2 Companion
Bills District Plan Is Fol
lowed by Framers.
against It, a bill drawn up by Repre
sentative Flint of Beaverton, aimed
against the use of the words "milk,
Dutter. cream, "creamery," etc- or
pictorial or other representations of
uch words In connection with the ad
vcrtising of substitutes of such prod
ucts, was passed in the house today.
DEBATES TO BE LIMITED
President Ritner to Stop Talk as
Session Xcars End.
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or Feb. 14.
(Special.) Under a senate rule put
operation here today by President
Ritner, any senator, other than the
author, will not be allowed to speak
for more than five minutes for or
gainst the passage of any bill dur-
ng the remaining days of the legis-
iture. Debates on resolutions will
be limited to three minutes under the
same rules.
In calling attention of the senate
o this rule, Mr. Ritner said the ses-
ion was fast drawing to a close, and
was desired that the business
hould be completed by Saturday
Ight. He urged that every effort be
made to expedite the business In order
that a hold-over session might not be j
necessary.
Rural Voting Bill Killed.
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or., Feb. 14.
(Special.) The house today indefi-
itely postponed Senator Lpton s bill
hlch relates to the opening and
closing of polls In rural districts.
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or.. Feb. 14.
(Special.) Like Banquo's ghost, the
Roosevelt highway will not down.
Tomorrow the Roosevelt highway
bill will make its appearance in
new dress, tricked out with new Ideas
and a new scheme of finance, and tne
measure will be a substitute for sen
ate bill 36, the original Roosevelt
highway bill of Senators Hall and
Norbiad.
Two companion bills are the basis
of the new thought, on the Roosevelt
highway legislation. The measures
are being prepared today, but will not
be ready for introduction by Senator
Hall until tomorrow morning, and the
senator from Coos and Curry coun
ties will ask that they be made a spe
cial order of business for either to
morrow afternoon or Wednesday, as
he wishes to rush them along in-the
few remaining days of the session.
Bill Organises District.
The first bill will be a general kw
providing for the organization of road
districts, which may consist of one or
more counties or the parts of several
counties. The road districts will have
the power of functioning somewhat
like the present port district and the
drainage and irrigation districts. This
general road district law Is designed
to pave the way for the second bill.
which Is the revamped and amended
Roosevelt highway measure.
In the amended Roosevelt road bill
provision is to be made that the coun
ties along the coast--Clatsop, Tilla- j
mook, Lincoln, Lane. Douglas, Coos
and Curry all or portions of them,
can be organized into a road district
Another provision will be that these
counties can, under this road district
plan, offer to meet any or all of the
$2,560,000 which the people voted for
the highway on condition that the
federal government matches the sum,
Counties Can Match Sum.
Under this arrangement it Is pos
sible to have the ayunties, as a road
district, match the 2,aw.uu.
One. of the objections to the Roose
velt highway measure after it was
tiassed bv the senate was that it pro
vided for the use of this J2.500.000
without a corresponding sum from
the government Senator Hall Is
after that Roosevelt highway money
and his amended bill provides a
method by which the bonds can be
matched and t, 000,000 be available
Whether the state highway com
mission will offer objection to the
new programme of financing is not
known. The plan has not yet been
explained in detail to the commis
sloners, eo they have not committed
themselves for or against.
As his bill is reorganized. Senator
Hall is confident that he can get it
S6II1. SJUJUT - FAVORED
STATE BAXK SCPERINTEXDEXT
3TAMED IX BILL.
Proposal to Increase Interest Rate
on County Deposits Is Sent
to Committee.
Proposal Passed by Senate Would
Pay Official $1000 More Than
Received by Governor.
- STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or., Feb. 14.
(Special.) In case the house con
curs in a bill passed on third reading
In the senate today, the state super- eenate this afternoon. Under a call
OLTMPIA. Wash., Feb. 14. (Spe
cial.) By a vote of 20 to 18, less than
the required constitutional majority,
the Rockwell bill, re-establishing
horse racing In Washington under
supervision of a state racing commis
sion and permitting the operation of
pari-mutuel betting, failed to pass the
intendent of banks will receive the
highest salary commanded by any
official connected with the state government
The bill was Introduced by Senator
Hall and would provide that the pres
ent salary of the state superintendent
of banks be increased from $4000 to
16000 a year, or $1000 in excess of the
annual compensation of the governor.
Just prior to passing the bill pro
viding additional compensation for
the state superintendent of banks the
senate, by almost unanimous vote,
refused to concur in Senator Jones'
measure increasing the salaries of
several Lane county officials.
Bills approved when presented for
third reading in the senate today fol
low:
S. B. 276. by Moser To provide for in
corporation of fraternal organization.
S. B. 251. br Moser To secure rinhts
of persons and partnerships and prohibit
the wrong use of labels, etc., and provid
ing penalty.
S. B. 203, by Vinton Relating to the
deportation of public charges.
s. B. 2!1, by Moser Amending section
2M2 of Oregon laws prescribing under
taking in appeal from Judgment in action
of the senate the debate on the meas
ure was heated, the measure being
vigorously attacked by half, a dozen
senators as an attempt to restore the
evils of racetrack gambling in this
state.
Rockwell of King, author of the
bill, got his measure off to a good
start with a favorable report from
the committee on revenue and taxa
tion. Senator Metcalf of Pierce, who
led the fight against the bill, shot in
close behind the King county senator
when the debate opened and was on
equal terms at the half-mile post
when an amendment by Metcalf strik.
ing out the 'section permitting the
pari-mutuel betting lost by a tie vote.
19 to 19. Rockwell carried his bill
through a gruelling finish and on
final passage had 20 to 18, but could
not overcome the handicap requiring
a constitutional majority,
. Victory Day BUI Approved.
Senators Metcalf of Pierce, Coman
of Spokane, Cox of Walla Walla,
Morthland of Yakima and Myers of
Lincoln spoke against the bill, while
lr certain counties and repealing sections
3458.. 8464. Oregon laws.
a. B. 151. by Hare Amending section
1724, Oregon laws, relating to paroles.
S. B. 48. by Ellis Amending section
5709, Oregon laws, relating to the employ
mint and payment of assistants of water
masters.
S. B. 89, by Hume Amending section
5052, Oregon laws, providing that direct
ors shall not have any pecuniary interest
in the erection of school houses.
S. B. 127. by Bell Amending section
2S7.2, Oregon laws, relating to supervision
of capifoi -grounds and. salary of super
intendent thereof. .
S. B. 161. by- Hume and Thomas Amend
ing section 6886, Oregon laws, providing
for appointment of trustee daring delin
quency of domestic or foreign corporations
wnich have become disqualified from right
to transact business.
S. B. 171. by committee on education
To Americanize foreign parents and chll
oren. . B. ISO. by Joint committee on mili
tary affairs Amending chapter 1, or title
50, Oregon laws, - relating to Oregon Na
ur nal Guard.
S. B. 182, by Lachmnnd Amending sec
tion 1723. Oregon laws, relating to parole
board.
S. B. 183, by Lachmnnd i Amending sec
tion 2821. Oregon lawsv relating to the
state penitentiary.
S. B. 137. by Ellis -Declaring It a crime
to collect, offer or attempt to collect bounty
on animals when such bounty is not law
fully collectable.
S. B. 198. by Porter Begulatinr the
classification and sale of eggs.
S. B. 201, by Eberhard Awarding costs
to the defendant In criminal actions, upon
success of defendant on appeal to the su
preme court.
S. B. 202, ey TamhlU county delegation
Authorlxlg the couty court of Yamhill
county to sell and convey to the state cer
tain tracts of land in McMinnville for ar
mory purposes. ,
S. B 163, by Eddy Amending sections
313, U31V, 8328, 8328, 8332, Oregon laws.
relating to registration of professional en
gineers.
S. B. 226. by. Ryan. Ben and Ed ay
Defining malfeasance in office and provid
ing for punishment of same.
S. B 240. by Farrell Repealing eec-
tlor. 9779, Oregon laws.
S. B. la, by Hume Amending section
1, of chapter 239, general laws of 1007.
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S. B. 292. by Moser Amending section Spokane. Cleifty of Whatcom and Has-
2528, Oregon laws.
S. B. 311, by Laehmund Relating to
salary of warden of state penitentiary.
S. B. 233, by Moser Regulating busi
ness of disposing of dead bodies of ani
mals. S. B. 288, by Hall Relating to land set
tlement commission
PROBLEM IX CONVICT THEFTS
Legislature to Decide If Stat Must
Reimburse Losers
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or., Feb. 14.
(Special.) If convicts escaped from
the state penitentiary steal clothes,
should the state reimburse the loser
with any amount equal of the losses?
This question must be decided by the
present state lgeislature.,
The claims committee of the bouse
today made a report recommending
the payment of $30.85 to W. F. Ran
som of Aumsville for clothing and
other articles stolen by two convicts
who escaped- from a convict camp
near his home some time ago. It is
said that the convicts, after their
escape, entered Ransom's home and
appropriated clothes, discarding their
prison garb in the woodshed.
Maximum Salary Is $2500.
through the senate and that it will I "ructions.
also go through the house.
District Plan Followed.
In a general way the measures now
B. 275. by Smith Relating to exam
ination of applicants for marriage licenses,
if mentally and physically subnormal.
S. B. 204, by Ryan and Edwards Cre
ating state bond commission.
8. B. 268, by LaFollett Relating to pow
ers and duties of board of c&ntrol.
8. B. 2.". by staples and Hume Re
lating to operation of branch banks.
S. -B. 92. by Hume To prohibit picket
ing or staking out of animals on public
highways.
8. B. 325, by committee on Judiciary
Relating to custody of children when mar
riage is dissolved.
S. B. 326. by committee on revision of
laws Relating to how conveyances of land
snail be made.
S. B. 327. by committee on revision of
laws Relating to failure of corporations,
etc., to pay annual license fees, etc.
S. B. 230. by Upton Relating to ap
pointment of commissioner for the county
co-operative market In meats.
s. a. los, jy Banks Relating to bids
which cover furnishing of supplies to cer
tain state institutions.
S. B. 254, by Eddy To empower public
service commission to regulate certain con-
in
the schools who are not as competin
as they should be and not satisfac
tory. If you are to get the best
results you should make It possible
for the school directors to select the
teachers.
"Senator Strayer in his address In
opposition to the Staples bill Satur
day stressed the point of right of ap
peal and compared the alleged plight
of the teachers to court procedure.
Senator Strayer forgot to tell you.
however, that because of dissatisfac
tion with the old law governing the
verdicts of juries in civil actions it
was so amended that only nine of the
body are bound to concur in reaching
an agreement
In conclusion. Senator Moser said
the Staples bill was the solution of
the teachers' tenure controversy, and
that it should be reconsidered, laid on
the table and held in abeyance for
further considering pending the dis
position of the Kubli and Gordon
offering in the bouse.
Senator GUI Retorts.
Senator Gill answered Senator
Moser's remarks with the assertion
that it was a peculiar state of affairs
when any senator could go about the
floor of the Benate pledging votes to
any measure.
"I regret that I have been held up
as a pretended friend of the teach
ers." eaid Senator GilL "All I want
Is justice. When I made the promise
to vote for the Staples bill there
were eight members of the Multno
mah delegation who had approved
the measure, while nine of the mem
bers had sanctioned its defeat Later
two of the three members absent
from the delegation meeting Joined
the minority, while the other mem
ber pledged his support to the ma
Jority. This left the delegation
evenly and hopelessly divided by a
vote of 10 to 10. My greatest objee
tion to the. Staples bill Is that it
would create turmoil in the schools
which would continue until the ques
tion Is submitted to a future elec
tion." Senators Jones and Vinton also
opposed reconsideration of the Staples
bill, the former resenting the attack
made by Senator Moser on the op
ponents of the measure.
SENATE GETS 4 XEW BILLS
One Intended to Regulate Sales of
Stock in Corporations.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or.. Feb. 14.
(Special.) Four new bills were in
troduced in the senate today. They
follow:
S. B. 338, by Eddy Providing for and
regulating Issuance by private corpora
tions of shares of capital stock with nom
inal or par value.
S. ' B. 339, r Edwards Authorising
county court of Tillamoo county to com
pensate district attorney,
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DENNIS URGES BETTERMENT
OF CONTRACTING CONDITIONS
Inability of Highway Builder to Collect Just Payment From State
Is Declared to Be Injustice.
S. B. 295. by Hall Relating to limits
upon loans of trust companies.
H. B. 83, by Belknap Relating to ex
change Of privately owned, lands for lands
belonging to the federal government.
H. B. 200, by Bennett Authorizing proof
of a will ex parte by affidavits.
H. B. 171. by Kubll Providing that cer
tain printing may be obtained in open
market.
H. B. 96, by Sloan Creating a state
game bird reservation in Umatilla county.
H. B. Bin. by uavey Regulating sale of
oleomargarine or other imitation dairy
products.
tings of King supported It
- Senator Rockwell was more fortu
nate with his bill providing for the
establishing- of November 11 for ob
servance by the schools as victory
ana admission day to celebrate the STATE HOUSE. Salem. Or- Feb. 14
achievements of the American sol- (Special.) Under the provisions of
diers, Bailors and marines in the a bill introduced by Senator Kdwards
woria war ena tne admission oi me the county court of Tillamook county
state of Washington into the Union. is authorized to pay to the district
When the bill introduced by Hast- attorney for said county only such a
ings of King and reported favorably 8um aa when added to that sum now
by the judiciary committee lncreas- Daid to him bv the state as his sal
ing the rate for county and munici- ary, will not exceed in the aggregate
pui ut-posiLs irom fz to per cem the sum Of 32500.
was reacnea on tae caienaar, a snoc-i
but sharp debate followed a motion
that the bill be referred to the banks
and banking committee. Senators
Coman and Sinclair, both bankers. In
dicated opposition to the bill and led
the fight to have it sent to the banks
and banking committee. The motion
prevailed.
Robbery Bill Passes.
Senator Rockwell also scorod with
his bill providing more drastic pun
ishment In cases of conviction on
charge of robbery. The bill makes
the punishment in first degree rob
bery from 20 years to life In the
penitentiary; second degree, five to
ten years; third degree, one to five
Meat Inspection Bill Passed.
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or., Feb. 14.
-(Special.) The senate today ap-
approved Senator Upton's bill provid
ing for the appointment of a commis
sioner for the co-operative market
ing cf meats. This -official is to be
stationed in the stockyards at the
Oregon metropolis and shall receive
his compensation from fees assessed
against the shippers of livestock.
Bill Gives IVomen. Aid.
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women accused of certain crimes was
passed by the house today.
Phone your want ads to The Ore
gonian. Main 7070, Automatic 560-95.
rt TATE HOUSE, Salem, Or., Feb. 14.
W (Special.) Three highway bills
by Senator Dennis have attracted
considerable attention, as they have
a direct bearing on contracting on
road work. The measures are ex
plained by their author as follows:
Senate Bill No, 284. -
This bill Is intended to amend sec
tion 4433 of the coae so imi u
state highway contracts the state
highway confmisston shall not be
compelled to retain 15 per cent of the
amount of the work performed, but
allow the state highway commission
to adopt uniform rule governing re
tained percentages which must be em
bodied in all contracts.
It requires that the highway com
mission shall not permit more than 97
per cent pavment before completion.
Where the state is protected by a
surety bond, there is no oenein w
the. state in requiring a large re
tained percentage. It compels the
contractor to borrow money and pay
interest on it for long periods of time.
thereby increasing the cost oi tne
work and necessarily increasing the
.. . h hirt ITnited States gov-
ernment contracts are so drawntnat
the retained percentage is" 10 per
cent, and decreases as the work pro
gresses until on the last months
work only 10 per cent of the work
for that month is reiamea.
" Srmnte Bill No. 205.
This Is intended to amend section
4432 of the code. The first amend
...ni n-nuM nermlt the state high
Ammisiinn to emDloy its coun
sel' Instead of being obliged to do so
under the direction oi tne nuuiuc,
Ssnainr Dennis explained
Fh.t his nu r nose In including this
amendment In the bill was by reason
of statements made to him frequently
bv Chairman Benson to the effect
that by reason of exceas of werk
loariori nn tha attorney-general e of-
i h h4 freouentlv found it neces
sary to employ extra iegai suviuc
which he paid for from his own funds;
that he felt the state highway work
was important enough to have Its
ior,l ronresentalive who would
not be called upon to do any other
work. ,
Th. wii further amends the present
law so that the state may be sued on
contracts made by the state highway
commission to the same extent as
suits may now be brought on con
tracts between individuals. It also
npiviria that in cases where the com
mission is in doubt as to the law ap
r,i,n,hi. the highway commission
shall have authority to .certify the
facts to the supreme court and it re
quires the supreme court to aeciae
the questions Involved and to file a
written opinion embodying the decis
ion. It further provides that such a
decision shall have the same bind
ing effect as any other decision of
he court. In matters or aispute Be
tween the hignwav commission ana
an individual, it authorises the filing
of written briefs the same as in a
contested case. It frequently happens
that a dispute arises before the com
nii.iinn which involves the proper
construction of the contracts as well
as other questions of law. At present
there are no means provided for ob
taining a court interpretation of these
Hisnuted matters. The legal advisor
of the commission interprets the con
tracts and if be makes a mistake the
other parties of the controversy have,
O suffer. AS lar as x am cuiicerueu,
have no client who would not be
willing to abide by the decision of the
commission on questions of fact if
here were some way provided tor tne
uoreme court to interpret the law
applicable to the case.
Senate Bill No. 260.
This Is Intended to amend section
2719 of the code. At present this
against the state be presented within
two years. In is statute was enacted
manv years before the highway com
mission was created, and its purpose
was to require that claims paid out
or particular appropriations snouta
be presented within two years so that
any surplus appropriation could re
vert to the general fund. It requires
that any claim not paid within two
years must be submitted to the legis
lature, and even in the ordinary af
fairs of the state a large number of
claims are submitted every session
for payment by the legislature.
There is no reason why this law
should anplv to the highway com
mission work because its money does
not come irom appropriations, but
a standing continuing fund which
never reverts, but ultimately will be
nNTI-W BILL IS URGED
UEPRESEXTATITE BAKER ASKS
OREGON TO ACT XOW.
Californian Proposes That State
Follow Example and Prohibit
Alien land Ownership.
rying out a construction programme
as large as tne highway programme,
it frequently happens that matters
cannot be closed ud within two vears.
and when they are closed up the
claim is met with the information
that "You will have to go to the leg
islature for relief, as more than two
years nave elapsed. To Illustrate
tne unfairness of the above. I call at
tention to tne following .circum
stances
A contractor on finishing mentlnn
of the Columbia river highway In Co
lumbia countv was allowed on the
aate or February 1, 1919, a balance
of $1403.13. He claimed that there
was a further balance of 12800 due
other money. The matter was taken
up while Commissioner Burgess was
on the commission, but before it was
decided Mr. Burgess was killed. It
that time was a record. In the house
a total of 137 measures have been in
troduced so far this session.
The house today passed house bill
No. 62, providing for the designation
of camping sites in forest areas and
Providing that in western washing.
ton slashings may be burned without
permit until May 1 and June 1 east
of the mountains.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Feb. 14. R. E.
Scott, secretary ot the Hood River
Antl-Asiatio association, who left to-
expended for highway work. In car- night for Salem with a delegation to session the number was 175, which at
appear Deiore tne legislature tomor
row to urge adoption of a bill aimed
at Japanese land ownership in the
state, today telegraphed John E.
Raker, representative in ' congress
from California, as followst
'Senator McNary asks Oregon legis
lature to postpone action on Japanese
bill so as not to embarrass new fed
eral administration. Do ytxt approve?"
Representative Raker, member of HOUSE t.Jb.15 3 LI01tK lilies.
the congressional committee which
last summer investigated the Japa
nese problem on the coast replied:
t,hea-,l.T3?whLrrwnai,teaddm3.t?erdaiT I-Ulatlon received. In my personal
due, without waiving his right to the investigation last summer as a mem-
uer ui iuq uvun uvijiiiiiiicq uii immi
gration am firmly convinced that
alien ownership as appears from the
1 .I n n,n 1T.-k
was again taken up while Mr. KiddT? n ton and Cal fornla s weli as cle
was on the commission, and the com- lngton . t-aniornia as wen as ore-
guu, niiu mo iiuuaua yciug iiiaue uy
the Japanese in Oregon, it would be
the gracious and, I believe, the right
thing ror tne legislators of Oregon to
join with California on this alien own
ership and pass similar legislation to
that enacted last fall by California on
the alien ownership of lands. And
do it now."
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or.. Feb. 14.
(Special.) A bill providing that
years. The bill passed by a vote of women attendants be furnished to a
25 to 1.
The senate also passed the bill in
troduced by the committee on medi
cine, dentistry and surgery, which
relates to the registration of phar
macists and requires completion of a
course at some recognized school.
Drivers of motor vehicles who run
town and kill pedestrians would be
deemed to have committed sucn act
with intent to cause death under the
provisions of a bill introduced in the
senate today by Johnson or atevens,
and the Infliction of injuries result
ing- in death of the person run down
by . the driver of any motor vehicle
is declared by the act to . be prima
facie evidence of such intent
A'nmber of Bill Small.
Lieutenant-Governor Coyle called
attention of the senators to the fact
that Friday will be. the last day for
the Introduction of bills. Coyle made
It plain that this was not to be con
strued as an urge upon the senators
to bring in moxe bills, and compli
mented them upon the fact that the
number of measures Introduced so far
has been unusually small. Up to to
day, the 36th of the session, only 140
bills have been introduced In the sen
ate. At a similar period of the 1919
mission had determined upon part of
tne items wnicn were allowable, but
before the final decision had been
made. Commissioner Kiddle died.- The
matter will have to be presented
again since Mr. Barrett has become a
member of the commission. In the
meantime, two years have elapsed,
nu even ine money wnicn the state
has been ready to pay for the last
two years can not be drawn. Neither
can tne additional amount which is
allowed be paid unless the statute is
amenuea.
Another case Involved some force
account work in Hood River ' county.
The contractor, on the instruction of
ine nignway engineer. Installed
small electric motor-driven gravel
LOXG-DAT BILL IS FAVORED
House Adopts Report Crglng; 8-
Hour Work Limit Be Extended.
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or., Feb. 14
screen aM elevator. When the claim (Special.) An effort to defeat the nou'd Amending
came in for the electric current used, I bill which provides for extending the laws, relating to
the engineer instructed the rontrsc
tor to disallow It in part, as he
ueemea it excessive. &ni fiirt,- in
structed the contractor to litigate
this matter. The case was brought,
and after considerable delav a settle
ment was reacnea wnicn was satis-
hours of work on public work to more
than eight hours failed today.
The bill came to the house with, a
minority report signed by Senators
Banks. Hall and Upton that it be
killed. The house refused to adopt
factory to the highway engineer, but the report and Instead adopted the
contrrcU8 6 mpetl'eTto' ny rK' -: that
thd amount of the settlement and wait I lnB "" "pori tne
for his money. ana wan bm w,u nQW take ,u reg.ular order
In another case, after the contract on tne calendar.
was finished a land own, K,ni.h, I
action against the "contractor, claim-1 Salary Payment Bill Withdrawn.
ing that part of the Colnmhia I
highway had been built on hi. i,nH STATE HOUSE, Salem. Or Feb. 14.
and not on the right of way. An ex-I (Special.) -Representative Leonard
amination disclosed the fact that the today withdrew a bill introduced
5:5 . i.r"T.i'u i" .Z"':t lne engineer by himself which provides for the
- - . : -- - . . -UCf uui 1.11 a i
Hood River county had failed t .
cure certain additional right of way,
made necessary by reason of a high
mi. i uia case is stiu in court, and
when it is finished, if any judgment
is recovered, it will be against the
contractor, and although the state
highway commission stands ready to
pay the amount of the judgment,
nevertheless the two years have
elapsed and the contractor will have
to await the pleasure of some suc
ceeding legislature to get hia money
back.
payment of salaries to county era
ployes monthly, senu-monthly or
weekly.
Firearms Resolution Viled.
STATE HOUSE. Salem, Or.. Feb. 14.
(Special.) A resolution presented
to the house today by the Portland
Ad club prohibiting the ownership
of firearms without special permit
issued by proper authorities was read
and filed, ig the house todaj
28 Sleasures Are Passed and Some
Xew Ones Appear. .
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Or., Feb. 14.
(Special.) The following bills were
introduced in the house today:
li. B., S47, by Clatsop couny delegation
Relating to salaries of officials of Clatsop
coun.ty.
U. B. 348, by Hindman Amending sec
tion 4ft4b, Oregon laws, relating to cer
tification of teachers on graduation from
standard colleges.
H. B. 349. by Gordon. Kubli. North,
Hlndman, Leonard, Hosford, McFarland,
Kerell. Wells and McDonald Amending
sections 1M, G244, 6L't. G246, 5247.
524S and 5249, relating to employment and
removal ot teachers in certain districts and
increasing the number of directors in dis
trict No. 1 and repealing all acts in con
flict therewith.
The following bills were passed by
the bouse today:
H. B. 2S0, by Lynn Amending section
Oregon laws, relating to compensa
tion of employes of the state labor commission.
H. B. 391, by Stone. Shank and Ham-
section 3596, Oregon
to salaries of county of
ncials oi Clackamas county.
H. B. 806. by Hlndman Amending sec
tion 3144, Oregon laws, fixing salaries of
iucges of the circuit courts.
H. B. 338, by committee on livestock-
Prohibiting false and fraudulent bidding
at purebred livestock sales and providing
a penalty.
H. B. 397, by Overtnrf Amending sec
tion 6220, Oregon laws, regulating the es
tablishment and management of .savings
departments.
H. B. 139, by Davey Exempting from
taxation property erf any honorably dis
charged union soldier, sailor of the Mex
ican war, war of the rebellion, Indian wars
in the state of Oregon, or widow of such
person. .
H. B. 330, by Marsh Establishing stand
ard grading and packing for apples and
pears.
H. B, 337, by committee on livestock
Prohibiting false and fraudulent transac
tions in purebred livestock and providing
a penalty. -
S. B. 33. by Moser Amending section 1
of chapter 25, general laws of Oregon, re
lating to establishing and i maintaining
kindergartens.
S. B. 116, by Eddy and Vinton Amend
ing section 7091, Oregon laws, relating to
appropriating real property for municipal
purposes. , ' .
S. B. 57, by .Ryan and Vinton Providing I
fti lh election of recofdef of csaiea&cef '
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The Young Mother
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Many women perhaps your own
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For 20c
THAT'S A WONDER CHOICE OF MEAT OR FISH,
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$5.50 MEAL TICKETS, $5 SAVING OF 10?
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25c
HAM OR BACON AND EGG,
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Served at Broadway and W ash'mgton Street Baicmcnl
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Do you feel bilious, constipated.
headachy, upset. fuU of cold? Take
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T MM CASES
RHEUMAT
Says We Must Keep Feet Dry;
Avoid Exposure and Eat
Less Meat.
Stay off the damp ground, avoid ex.
poRure. keep feet dry. eat less mrat.
drink lots of water and above all take
a spoonful of salts occasionally to
keep down uric acid.
Rheumatism Is caused by poisonous
toxin, called uric acid, which is gene
rated in the bowels and absorbed into
the blood. It Is the function of th
kidneys to filter this acid from the
blood and cast it out In the urine. The
pores of the skin are also a means of
freeing the blood of this Impurity. In
damp and chilly, cold weather the
skin pores are closed, thus foreinjr
the kidneys to do double work, they
become weak and sluggish and fall to
eliminate this uric acid which keeps
accumulating and circulating through
the system, eventually settling in the
Joints and muscles, causing stiffness,
soreness and pain called rheumatism.
At the first twinge of rheumatism
get from any pharmacy about four
ounces of Jad Salts; put a tablespoon
ful in a glass of water and drink be
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week. This Is said to eliminate urla
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of these Impurities.
Jad Salts Is Inexpensive, harmless
and is made from the acid of grapes
end lemon Juice, combined with lithia
and is used with excellent results by
thousands of folks who are subject
to rheumatism. Adv.
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Common colds are Infectious and
dangerous check them at one by
using Mayr's Pino Needle Balm. A
pure, natural product of the northern
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cases in the last few years should be
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some, juayrs rin needle ualm la
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FOR BURNING ECZEMA
Apply Zemo, the Clean, ' An-
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Does Not brain
Greasy salves and ointments should
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$1.00 for large size, get a bottle of Zemo.
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