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- TTffi MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, FRIDAY. JTTTT 29, 1921
JO ALLIES REQUIRED
Mellon Cites Commitments
Concerning War Debt.
TOTAL OVER $9,000,000,000
Government Held Pledged to Post
ponement of Interest in Event
Funding Is Arranged.
WASHINGTON. D. C, July 28. Sec
retary Mellon formally advised the
senate finance committee today in a
letter replying to a committee In
quiry, as to his views regarding the
extent to which the United States has
been committed under the Wilson ad
ministration on deferment of pay
ments of allied war loans and interest.
The government was committed, he
said, to postponement of interest pay
ments for two or three years and sub
sequent spreading out of postponed
payments, "contingent uponvsucn for
eign governments carrying out with
reasonable promptness, after this gov
ernment is ready to proceed, a satis
factory funding of existing short-time
obligations to this country."
"So far as concerns the principal
debtor powers," trie letter said, "which
together owe us (without accrued in
terest) more than $9,000,000,000, there
is no intention or thought of accept
ing in payment bonds other than those
of the debtor countries." Authority
now asked, however, covers debts ow
ing to us by Czecho-Slovakia, Greece,
Koumania, Russia, Serbia. Poland and
a large number of other countries."
Regarding acceptance of German
bonds, the secr-Uary referred to cer
tain negotiations at the Paris peace
conference where representatives, of
Oreat Britain, France and the United
State recommended the acceptance
of German reparation bonds in pay
ment of loans made by the three coun
tries to Belgium prior to November
11. 1918. This agreement has been
before the Senate since February 22,
1921. and no action has been taken
on it, he said.
. German Bonds Considered.
Mr. Mellon suggested that it might
be possible to provide in subsequent
negotiations for the payment of de
ferred interest and payment of In
terest on interest by increasing in
terest rates of the bonds to be is
sued by the debtor countries in sub
stitution for securities now held.
This plan, he said, met with the ap
proval of the president and the in
creased interest rate would probably
facilitate marketing of the bonds.
The administration bill to give the
treasury department blanket author
ity to fund the J10, 000, 000, 000 of allied
debt and interest, was reported fa
vorably today by the senate finance
committee. The vote was 9 to 6,
Senator Williams, Mississippi,' demo
crat, voting with the republicans, and
Senator La Follette, republican, Wis
consin, with the democrats. Repub
lican leaders said consideration of the
bill probably would go over until
after the "recess of congress.
Five Tears limit Fixed.
The administration draft was ap
proved with only one amendment,
that offered by Chairman Penrose,
requiring funding to be completed
within five years. There was no re
corded opposition to the amendment,
but further efforts to revise the bill
In contrast to the action of the
committee, negotiations were re
ported proceeding between republican
&nd democratic committee members
toward an agreement under which
the authority granted the secretary
of the treasury would be restricted.
Such a change was considered as
likely to bring to the support of the
bill many senators who declared
their intention to oppose it in its
GEIUUXt OWES $240,744,511
Weeks Reports Obligation for Main
tenance of 17. S. Troops.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 28.
Germany owed the United States up
to April 30, last. $240,744,511 for
maintenance of American troops on
the Rhine. Secretary Weeks sent the
figures to the senate today in answer
to a resolution by Senator Borah, re
The- total cost of the American
V occupation forces December 18, 1918,
to April 30, the last date for which
accounts were available, was placed
There now are E00 officers, ' 13,241
enlisted men r.nd 54 nurses in Ger
man territory. Secretary Weeks said.
The resolution was understood to
be preliminary to agitation for the
return of the troops
Canada "Will Pay Debt.
OTTAWA. Ont., July 28. Sir Henry
Prayton, minister of finance, an
nounced today that the 815.000,000
loan due in New York next Monday
would be paid without any further
SENATOR HAS COLLAPSE
Morris of Nebraska Is' Exhausted by
.WASHINGTON. D. C July 28.
6enator Xorris. republican. Nebraska,
suffered a partial collapse in the sen
ate today at the close of an address
of nearly three hours.
The effort, combined with Intense
heat, exhausted him and he was taken
to an adjoining committee room,
-where first-aid remedies were applied
"by Senator Bati pf Delaware, a physi
cian, who said Mr. Norris' condition
was not believed to be serious.
L,ater Senator Xorris was taken to
his home and tonight it was said he
was much improved and out of
him physically unable t6 pursue "his
usual occupation of punching1 cattle.
Ivan J. de VilUers took to stunt fly
ing, and now defies any flier in the
country to do a stunt that he cannot
duplicate. De Villiers, who came
from Seattle, is in Portland seeking
an opportunity to do stunt flying be
fore Portland airdiences.
He said that he is the only man in
the world who can "bulldog" a steer
from a plane. He stands on the
upper wings of a plan in a "loop,"
change from one plane to another in
the air, and does any number of
things according to" his press notices
that would startle a daredevil of
the most modern type.
The Canadian veteran-learned fly-
WH AT CONGRESS DID AS ITS
A favorable report was or
dered on the administration bill
to refund foreign indebtedness
after Secretary Mellon had been
The war department furnished
Information desired regarding
the number of American troops
in Germany and the cost of
The farmers relief measures
were discussed throughout en
tire day, Norris collapsing after
he held the floor for nearly
Decision waus reached to pre
pare a report in the Ford
Newberry election case next,
week, without putting Senator
Newberry on stand.
Southern senators presented
letters and telegrams to demon
strate that no epidemic of pel
lagra prevails in their country,
and that famine does not exist.
Republicans were criticised in
. house for a secret White House
conference and for attempting
to ' rush through the tax bill
without proper consideration.
Building and loan associations
and jewelers asked relief from
Chairman Lasker of the ship
ping board and his aides con
tinued testimony in secret ses
sion of the appropriations com-"
mission bn requests for funds
A bill to place a graduated
tax on automobiles in interstate
commerce was introduced by
Representative Appleby, repub
lican. New Jersey.
inf from his sister Elsie, who is well
known over the entire country as a
COSTS NOW ON DECLINE
LABOR AXD MATERIAL GRAD
UALLY WORKING BOM.
Considerable Decrease In Year In
dicated by Reports ol Clack
amas County Officials.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 2S. (Spe
cial.) That the costs of material and
labor are actually on the decline, and
that the decrease is appreciable, is
indicated by the semi-annual reports
of the county clerk and county treas
urer, just issued.
With an increase in the actual
volume of road work of probably
1O0 per cent, the Increase in the cost
has been almost negligible. Iuring
the six months ending July .1, 1921.
the county expended on roads and
highways .4265.496.12, an Increase of
but J14.808.57 over the correspond
ing period for 1920.
This proportionate decrease, ac
cording to County Clerk Milfcr, is
due to the decline in the cost of ma
terial which the county is using and
the lower wages that are being paid.
In 1920 the average wage was from
$4 to $5. in cases running as high
as $7. The average wage paid for
common labor today is J3, and for
special help rarely running higher
than $4 50.
Administration expenses of the
county show a corresponding de
crease. During the first six months
of 1921 salaries and general expenses
of the entire county totaled $60,283 28,
as compared with $62,582.40 in 1920
GAS PLANT HAS BLOW-UP
Works at Los Angeles Damaged
and Five Employes Hurt.
LOS ANGELES, July 28. A gas ex
plosion of unexplained origin seri
ously damaged the plant of the Los
Angeles Gas & Electric company here
today, injured five employes and tem
porarily threatened a serious fire. It
also curtailed the gas supply of
patrons, but arrangements were made
to supply natural gas until the plant
could be put back to manufacturing.
Windows for a block around
crashed In. Some lumber-spiled across
the street toppled over, and persons
working in nearby buildings were
thrown to the ground. A near-panic
resulted, but was quieted when trie
nature of the trouble was made
NEW CREDITS BILL
ORDERED IH SENATE
Two-Biflion Dollar Bond Issup
NORRIS CRITICISES PLAN
Chance for Wall Street to Make
"Rake Olf" at Expense of
Farmers Is Feared.
"WASHINGTON,' D. C, July 28. Bi
partisan senate forces today cleared
the way for passage, possibly tomor
row or early next week, of an agri
cultural credits bill embodying the
administration plan to make the war
finance corporation the administra
By a vote of 10 to 2. the senate
agriculture committee reported a
new substitute for the Norris. Kel
logg and other agricultural credits
bills. The new measure, presented
by Senator McNary, republican, Ore
gon, had the general backing of
democrats as well as republicans, and
leaders said passage of the substi
tute was .assured.
i Besides adopting the plan for fur
nishing of agricultural credits by the
war finance corporation, the com
mittee bill would increase the au
thorized bond issue to $2,000,000,000
and also authorize direct loans to
producers and foreign governments.
N'orriM Supports Old BUI.
Senator Norris, republican, Ne
braska, today spoke again in sup
port of his original bill and in bitter
criticism of the substitute plan which
he, with Senator Ladd, republican.
North Dakota, had opposed in com
mittee. The former declared that all
"sins" charged against the Norris
bill applied with equal force to the
substitute which, he said, proposed
a "rake off" for-bankers and would
increase farmers' interest burdens.
Senator Lenroot, republican, Wis
consin, declared the new substitute
was "in the real interest of the
farmer." He deplored the "temper."
he said Senator Norris had displayed,
adding that Mr. Norris appeared "not
in his usual, normal frame of mind."
Lefrtalntive Source Discussed.
Disclosures regarding the genesis
of the administration legislation were
made by Senator Lenroot, who said
that after being informed that Sen
ator Norris refused compromises, he.
with Senato.- Kellogg, republican,
Minnesota, held conferences with
Secretary Hoover and Director Meyer
of the war f inancccorporatipn, which
resulted in framing of the adminis
tration measure. The first sugges
tions to have the war finance cor
poration take charge of issuing agri
cultural credits, he said, came from
senators, while the "principal mover"
behind the Norris bill, Mr. Lenroot
said, was Carl Veroman. former as
sistant secretary of agriculture.
CONDITIONS REPORTED GOOD
Agricultural Credits Discussed by
Federal Reserve Bankers.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 28. Agri
cultural credits and business condi
tions were discussed at a conference
here today called by A. C. Miller,
member of the federal reserve board,
and attended by representatives of
12th federal reserve district banks at
San Francisco, Seattle, Ios Angeles,
Portland, Spokane and Salt Lake city.
Mr. Miller stated that the policy
of the federal reserve board in regard
to loans was discussed, the primary
purpose of which was to promote bet
ter understanding. Conditions of
the 12th federal reserve district were
characterized by Mr. Miller as "good
N0RTHCLIFFE IS SNUBBED
Contlnued From First Tage.)
GRAIN MOVEMENT LARGE
Railroads Report Volume Greatest
In Three Years.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 28.
"Grain and grain products are moving
in greater volume than at any time
within three years, despite the in
crease in freight rates," said a state
ment today by the American Railway
Between Jnne 4 and July 16, the
statement said, 297, S81 cars were
loaded with grain and grain produces
or 67.403 more than during the cor
responding period of 1920, and 70.043
more than in 1919.
SENATE FOR HAITI PROBE
Committee of Five Ordered to Look
Into V. S. Administration.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. July 28. The
senate has adopted a resolution by
Senator McCormick. republican. Illi
nois, providing for an investigation
of American occupation and admin
istration of Haiti and Santo Domingo
A special committee of five senators
will conduct the inquiry.
Senator Jones, republican, Wash
ington, told the senate that the in
vestigation meant only that "some
senators will get a nice trip and noth
ing will come t it."
FLYER AFTER POSITION
Ivan J. de .Villiers Wants to Do
Stunts in Portland.
Because a -wound suffered with the I Hill Military Academy, Portland
Canadians at bt. i-loy in 1917 mauo , Oxtgon, gets results. Ads.
CALL RATE AT LOW MARK
3 M Per Cent Quotation Reflects
Light Demand for Money.
NEW YORK, July 28. The rate for
call money or demand loans fell to
3hi per cent on the stock exchange
tcday. This is the lowest quotation
for such accommodations In several
years and reflects not only the easier
bank position, but the light demand
for money due to extreme dullness in
the market for seenjity.
Time money rates held t 5H per
cent to 6 per cent for the short ma
turities, the lower rate applying only
to high grade collateral.
BEAUTIFUL OSWEGO LAKE
Ideal for the family picnic, a day
or week-end outing. Only 30 minutes
from Portland. Fast and frequent
electric train service. Extra train
service on Sundays. For tickets And
information inquire of ticket agent.
Southern Pacific, at Fourth and Stark
streets- Adv. v
S. & H. green stamps for cash.
Holman .Fuel Co.. coal and wood.
Main 353; 560-21. Adv. '
while a tentative list of guests had
been drawn up. the formal invita
tions never, were issued, undoubtedly
for the reason that the occurrence
of the rupture between Lord Curzon
and the London Times and its owner.
occurring as it did, made it evidently
impossible to carry out these plans.
It must be understood that the
British embassy building, with most
of its furnishings, is the property of
the British government, and while it
is stated authoritatively that Am
bassador Geddes did not receive in
structions from London In regard to
Lord Northcliffe, the ambassador was
fully aware of the Impropriety of the
use by him of the property of the
British government to entertain even
a personal friend if that person had
fallen under the ban of the foreign
The incident which caused the rup
ture arose through the publication in
the London Times, July 12, of an
article in its editorial columns dis
cussing the possible British repre
sentation in the Washington disarm
ament conference. The Associated
Press cable dispatch of that date
summarized the editorial as follows:
Both Held L'afltted.
"It declares that neither the pre
mier nor the foreign minister i:
'fitted by his position, his tempera
ment or his past career to take a
direct part in these negotiations.
Concluding, the Times said:
"It is for the same reason of avoid
ing suspicion that the attendance of
Premier Lloyd George and Lord Cur
zon in Washington seems particularly
undesirable. The great qualification
needed "ry the representative of this
empire ischaracter for conspicuous
straightforwardness and honor. Mr.
Lloyd George dots not possess this
character. Of all statesmen In Eu
rope he probably Is most distrusted.
In America he is widely regarded as
a man who encompassed President
Wilson with his 'wizardry."'
The newspaper then turn to Lord
Curzon alleging that his "pompous
and pretentious manner and inca
pacity for business do not fit him to
discharge the responsible duties the
mission would impose."
mally extended to all newspapers, I
without regard to their attitude to
the government, and the Times took
full advantage of these privileges.
"But courtesy should beget courtesy.
I need hardly explain that official in
formation is available to the Times
through the ordinary agencies. The
fullest courtesy has at all times been
extended to its representatives.
"The fact that it has pursued a
course of virulent opposition, and
notably to' the head of the govern
ment, has not in the least influenced
government departments in the facil
ities they have extended to Its repre
sentatives, and personally I have
never made a single effort to induce
the withdrawal of a single facility
from the Times or- its associated
newspapers, the Daily Mail, the Eve
ning News and the Weekly Dispatch.
"On Wednesday,-the 13th instant,,
however, the Times- published a per
sonal attack of a peculiarly offensive
and mischievous character upon the
secretary of state for foreign affairs
with special reference to the mo
mentous and delicate negotiations on
which he was engaged in pursuance
of a policy representing not only the
government of the United Kingdom,
but the prime ministers of the do
minions and the representatives of
"Such an attack at such a time
seemed to us to fall below alKnormal
standards of English journalism.
"It is, therefore, essential that the
British government as a whole mark
strongly ..its disapproval of such an
attack on the secretary of state for
foreign affairs at such a critical mo
ment. Official information is, of
course, available, as before, to the
Times, but the special .favor accorded
it by tradition in the past is entirely
Following the announcement of
Lloyd George it was stated in Lon
don that the premier had received an
"apology" from Lord Northcliffe in
regard to the article in the London
Times which argued that neither the
prime minister nor the foreign sec
retary was a fit and proper person
to represent Great Britain at the
No details were given. It was not
stated whether word had been re
ceived ' direct from Lord Northcliffe,
either by letter or by wireless, or
whether an indirect message on his
behalf had been forthcoming.
Mr. Lloyd George's statement in
the house of commons respecting the
Northclifre press drew no comment
from the London Times, but the Daily
Mail, in an editorial headed "Much
About Nothing." said:
"If it pleased Marquis Curzon to
assert his dignity in this way, we
have nothing to say about it except
that It does not hurt us. We get our
foreign news from our own corre
spondents abroad, and we usually
get it more quickly than the foreign
Only one of the other London
morning papers referred editorially
to the matter, thia being the Daily
News, which took the view that Mr.
Itloyd George had sought to confuse
"The real Issues," it said, "are
two freedom of the press and the
proper function of the government in
regard to news distribution. When a
paper i deliberately deprived for any
reason of news which has been put
by the government at the service of
other papers, no justification can'
alter the fact that there has been a
grave infraction of the liberty of the
press. Once admitted as legitimate,
it might manifestly be carried to the
most startling lengths In almost any
The Daily News contended that Mr.
Lloyd George betrayeLthe weakness
of his case by his-line of defense,
knowing that a real boycott of news
papers would not be tolerated by pub
The Westminster Gazette pokes fun
at the official attitude in an article
headed "Lese Majeste," suggesting
ironically that Lord Northcliffe, in
stead of being on his way with a
large retinue for a progress round
the world, should at this moment be
a prisoner in the Tower of London.
The liberal organ deals one blow by
saying "fudge" to Mr. Lloyd George's
view, that the foreign office's chief
must not be mixed up with politicians
like prime ministers, and proceeds to
administer another by suggesting
that Mr. Lloyd George himself has
done more to impair the dignity of
the foreigi secretary because of per
petual confusion of boundaries in late
years between the functions of the
prime minister and the foreign sec
retary. "That Is in a measure Inevitable,'
added the Gazette,, "when foreign af
fairs are conducted by a supreme
council, but it is useless for the prime
minister to speak in tones of awj of
the foreign secretary unless he takes
scrupulous care that the greater de
cisions' pass through the foreign of
fice and .plainly and coram populo
makes the "-foreign secretary at least
his principal coadjutor in foreign af
fairs. The foreign office and foreign
secretary will, we imagine, be grate
ful to the prime minister for his
recognition of their special position
in proportion as he caraies it into
his own practice in foreign affairs."
JUDGE YIELDS BENCH
Relationship With Attorney Makes
Xecessafy Court Change.
NEWPORT.'Or., July 28. (Special.)
The term of court in Lincoln county
to open at Toledo tomorrow had no
case of unusual interest on the
docket, yet bad one trial, a damage
case, which changed the entire per
sonnel of the court. John Pipes of
Portland was rep'reeenting a client
suing. Newport for damages. Judge
Skipworth of Eugene, who holds
court, is a relative of John Pipes so
to Insure satisfaction he has waived
his office and Judge Cakk of Marsh
field will hold court in his stead.
Judge Skipworth, accompanied by
his family and S. M. Calkins, motored
to Newport from Eugene today. The
Skipworths will occupy a cottage at
Newport and the judge will motor to
Toledo for court when necessity re
FORMER ROW IS RECALLED
Times Loses Privileges Following
Attack on Government.
In the. British house of commons
July 18 Lloyd George replTfed to a
number of questions as to the. re
ported withdrawal from "certain
daily 'and weekly newspapers" that
is, the Northcliffe press of facilities
for obtaining official news from the
The prime minister began by ex
plaining how the greater part of offi
cial news was issued through agen
cies which carried it to papers as a
matter of routine. He continued:
"For some years past it has been"
customary for facilities to be given
to representatives of news-papers to
visit government offices and make
Inquiry on their own behalf on events
l of the day. These courtesies are nor-
FORD ROAD FILES RATES
Drastic General Cnt in ' Freight
Hnlrni t Tni .iln & Trnnlnn ' railrnnri I
owned by Henry Ford, filed new rate
schedules yesterday with the lnter-
" " W " JA
Girometta (My Sweetheart) Sophie Braslau
T' m Arricordo e N a pule (Memories of Naples) Enrico Caruso
Dream Face Emilio De Gogorza
Masked Ball Morro ma prima in grazia (I Die, Yet First Implore Thee) Emmy Destinn
Country Dance (Contredanse) (Beethoven-Elman) Violin ' Mischa Elman
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Mabel Garrison
When the Roses Bloom Louise Homer
Because You're Here Edward Johnson
Spanish Dance, No. 3 (Romanza Andaluza) (Sarasate) -Violin , Erika Morini
Scheherazade The Young Prince and the Young Princess Philadelphia Orchestra
Valse in D Flat Major (Chopin) Piano Sergei Rachmaninoff
Falstaff L'Onore! Ladri! (Your Honor! Ruffians!) Titta Ruf f o
Madrigal de Mai (Madrigal of May) Renato Zanelli
Mother Machree Harp Alberto Salvi
Scherzo in E Flat Minor (Salvi) -Harp Alberto Salvi
Homing Elsie Baker
Sylvia Lambert Murphy
Canzonetta Victor String Quartet
i In the Forest (Sous Bois) - - Victor Orchestra
Thinking of You Peerless Quartet
Carolina Lullaby , Albert Campbell-Henry Burr
Star of the Sea Reverie ' Florentine Quartet
Meditation Florentine Quartet
Drowsy Head Medley Waltz Hawaiian Guitars Ferera and Franchini
Isle of Paradise Medley Waltz Hawaiian Guitars Ferera and Franchini
St. Louis Blues Fox Trot
Jazz Me Blues Fox Trot
I'm Nobody's Baby Fox Trot
.Listening Fox Trot
All By Myself
Anna in Indiana
Don't You Remember the Time? .
Little Crumbs of Happiness
Cho-Cho-San Fox Trot
Song of India Fox Trot
Learn to Smile Fox Trot
Oh Me ! Oh My ! Medley Fox Trot
Stars and Stripes Forevesr March
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
All Star Trio and Their Orchestra
All Star Trio and Their Orchestra
Louise Terrell-Charles Hart
' Charles Harrison
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
VICTOR TALKING MACHINE
Camden, ierw Jersey
state commerce commission, proposing-
drastic cuts averaging approxi
mately 10 per cent In freight rates.
The new rates would be effective
August 29 on heavy traffic, includ
ing grain, anthracite and bituminous
coal and coke moving from the Ohio
river to Detroit and other points on
its line. . ' -
FORBES FIGHTS RED TAPE
Director Wants Direct Action in
Behalf of "Veterans.
WASHINGTON. D. C, July 28. Ex
amination of the four and a Tjalf
million former service men and elim
ination of the statutory red tape was
suppested today by Colonel C. R.
Now On at
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Forbes, director of the war risk In
surance bureau, as the best solution
of the soldier Telief problem. It would
cut off much "justifiable criticism."
he said, and build a firm foundation
for future dealings with veterans.
Colonel Forbes said claims had been
reduced to between 40.000 and 50.000.
but applications for claims were com
ing in at the rate of 1000 a day.
largely mental and nervous case
and he saw rvo "pealc" in prospect.
How to Reach a Ripe Old Afb
If .you would reach a ripe old age,
do not worry, take out-door exercise
daily, adopt a diet suited toyour age
and occupation, keep your bowels
regular. When medicine is necessary
to move the bowels, taka Chamber
Iain's Tablets. They are mild and
genUa, -Adv, '
The Perfect Protection'
When leaving the city for any ex
tended stay, it is wise to put the
family silver,- your, wife's jewelry,
and all valuables into a Safe Deposit
Box at the United States National.
And at all times it affords the perfect
protection for important papers.
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