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TIIE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, FRIDAY, - OCTOBER 21, 1921
No-Parking Rule Declared
Ruination of Business.
STREETS ARE GRAVEYARD
Steps Tukcn to Ilcopen Washington,
Alder and, Morrison Streets
to Automobile Customers.
Revocation of the traffic ordinance
which prohibits the parkins of auto
mobiles in Washington, Alder and
Morrison streets, Is . sought by the
business men of these downtown
thoroughfares, and at a meeting held
Inst night at 269 Alder street they
decided to go before the city council
to obtain their desires.
In place of the no-parking ordin
ance which prevails the business men
desire to have substituted an ordin
ance which permits the parkins of
automobiles for a period of JO min
utes. Boalneas Shown Decrease.
A committee of 32 business men
with stores in these streets, combined
with three representatives from the
Automobile Dealers' association, was
appointed to lay plans for a cam
paign against the prevailing ordin
ance. This committee will meet in
the office of George W. Joseph, in the
Corbett building, at 4 o'clock this
afternoon and will report back their
findings to a mass meeting of busi
ness men to be held at the earliest
Protest after protest was made that
the no-purking ordinance which pre
vails In Washington. Alder and Mor
rison streets, was approved by the
business men. They say that since
the rules went Into effeot business
had been decreased materially and,
as one man stated, "the traffic ordi
nance has made graveyards of our
Customers Driven Away.
"The business of our store has de
creased 15 per cent since the no-parking
ordinance went Into effect," said
J. B. Hawkins of Swetland's. "Citi
zens who once stopped their cars in
front of the Btore and obtained pur
chases now pass us by because if they
park for a minute without a driver In
the car they are arrested and taken
to the city Jail."
He also called attention to the fact
that the rules not permitting the turn
ing on all streets had greatly incon
venienced many business houses and
caused a decrease in business.
Ben Fisher, a business man in upper
Aider street, characterized his locality
as a "graveyard." He said that in
order to make sales to some customers
he was required to post a clerk in the
purchaser's machine while he or she
transacted business Inside.
.Many of the automobile owners of
the city have abandoned the use of
their cars and have stored them for
the winter, according to A. H. Brown,
president of the Automobile Dealers'
'The same traffic ordinance that
we have has been tried out in De
troit and the citizens rose In arms
against It," he declared. "We are
trying to advertise Portland and to
make It popular with tourists. When
a machine from an eastern state ar
rives here and runs through the city
It Immediately breaks a traffic reg
ulation. The owners soon find them
selves at the police station and they
leave town with no friendly feeling
towards the city.
Strangers Are Sufferers.
"Vancouver started the policy of
having Its police treat strangers kind
ly. That policy spread to Seattle.
Let's be charitable with the out
lde visitors, for It would take a
man better than a Philadelphia law
yer to untangle and understand our
George W. Joseph declared that the
proper way to regulate trafflo was to
establish one-way trafflo on two of
the main east and west streets down
town. By way of explanation, hs
would permit automobiles to move
westward on Washington and Stark
streets and eastward only on Alder
and Morrison streets.
"By doing this, automobiles could
park In the streets as they once did
and neither business men nor auto
mobile owner will be handicapped,"
said Mr. Joseph.
Personnel f Committee.
The committee appointed to draft
plans to submit to the city commis
sioners is composed of the following:
George W. Joseph, chairman; W. JA
Woodward, J. C. Morris, Ben Fisher,
C. Tonseth, Alex Miller, Albert Fel
denhelmer, J. E. Hawkins, A. H.
Brown, Howard M. Covey, H. W. Rob
erts, Joseph E. Wiley, U M. Baldwin.
K. H. Bartholomew and' Felix Fried
lander. The meeting was called by Mr.
Baldwin and Mr. Frledlander. Julius
1 Meier, president of the 1925 expo
sition committee, was present, and
urged upon the business men the ne
cessity for their co-operation in the
"I want to talk plain to you gen
tlemen," hs said. "It is being told
about t9wn that the 1925 exposition
will be held on the roof of our store.
I will say right now that I would be
willing to give every cent that I
may profit from the fair. I want to
see the exposition hers for the good
that It will do Oregon and every citi
zen In Oregon."
30-MIXVTE TAHIUXQ ASKED
Louis G. Clarke Writes Letter to
Mayor on Traffic Law.
Amendment of the trafflo law to
permit 30-mlnute parking on Alder,
Morrison and Washington streets,
with assurance that the ordinance
will treat all merchants, firms and
individuals alike, was requested In a
letter received by Mayor Baker
yesterday from Louis tj. Clarke,
president of Woodard, Clarke end
"Our patrons and patrons of other
tores on Alder. Morrison and Wash
ington streets ate forbidden on these
streets to leave their cars In order
to make a purchase, unle-ss they
leave a chauffeur or licensed driver
In charge," the letter reads. "This
bars from our store the great body
of ordinary folks who cannot afford
chauffeurs, nor are they able to
bring other members of their families
to transact their business."
Mr. Clarke stated that not only Is
parking permitted on Sixth street in
the congested area, but that double
parking, as wall as parking In excess
of 30 minutes. Is being carried on
every day under the eyes of the
The great department store
bounded by Sixth, Alder, Morrison
and Fifth." the letter continued, "en
joys a parking privilege such as Is
given no other single store In the
city. On the Alder-street side this
store has Its lineup of trucks and
delivery wagons. On Fifth end Sixth
sirens lluie is parking for autorao-
NEW BILLS AT
BY LEONE CASS BAER.
PAT BAIXTER is not a Portland
girJ. She Is a Californian and she
says that altogether she played
about six months with the Baker
Stock company. This In faint protest
and hoping it catches the eye of the
quartet who sat behind the humble
scribe and argued throughout fhe
play's length about the origin, his
tory and age of Fay Balnter. She Is
27 years old, and this Is her first ap
pearance here in 10 years, when she
played Ingenue roles with the Baker
stock and left by way of California
for New York, with $300, her savings
of years, not a helping hand In the
world held out to iter amd an ambi
tion that fired her soul. - "Some day
I'm coming back to Portland a star at
the head of my .own, company," she
Last night she made good her vow,
and she could have made It good at
any time within the last five years.
Uor she has been a William Harris
star that long. If she had been a
Portland daughter the applause she
received could not have been more
genuine or more lasting. ."East Is
West," the play Miss Balnter brings.
Is an oriental "Peg o' My Heart." It
is a romantic tale that Is plausible
in character and situation, that Is
pointed in phrase and reasonable In
philosophy, and it has been placed in
settings which are superlatively real
istic in illusion, and has been cast
with players who fit their types as
splendidly as they act them. The
story, as far as the actual plot of
"East Is West" Is concerned, may be
easily told, but it Is not the kind of
story that can be sketched In a few
words without omitting pretty nearly
everything that comprises the fine
substance of thought and sentiment
and the delightful vagaries of fancy.
Also there is Fay Bainter, whose
wistful Ming Toy of irresistible hu
mor and infinite charm and allure
ment cannot be described in mere
Ming Toy is a little maid of China
whose father. Hop Toy, Is in the act
of selling her to an elderly wife
fancier on a "love boat" in the Yang-
Tse-Kiang. An American, one Billy
Benson, visiting the boat, is impressed
by the beauty and youth of the pro
testing sing-song girl and persuades
his friend Lo Sang Kee. a San Fran
cisco merchant, to buy Ming Toy and
take her to America.
This Is the prologue.
The first act finds Ming Toy estab
lished in Lo Sang Kee's San Francisco
home as his foster-daughter, respected
and guarded. Her Americanization is
going on so rapidly that the dignified
old Chinese merchant Is appalled.
When he finds that Ming Toy Is flirt
ing with men who pass under her win
dow, that she has no confidence in
Buddha and has uith in the crucifix
of her "Clistian" Rod which she hides
under Buddha's image, and that she
is learning to dance modern move
ments from' watching the dancers in a
cafe across the street, the old mer
chant is saddened.
Her American tendencies scandalize
a nearby mission and Its members
wait upon the old foster father and
insist that they will send her back to
China, so he sells her, in desperation,
to Charlie Yang, a Chinese dandy, lib
ertine and tong leader.
Just at the proper moment Billy
Benson appears, kidnaps the sad Ming
Toy and' takes her to be his sister's
maid. Then we learn that Billie and
Ming Toy are in love and their plan
to marry shocks Billy's family. No
playwright yet has successfully
eivolved a situation that precludes the
possibility of the hero and heroine
living happily for ever after and with
each other, so in ihe melodramatic
climax we learn that the fascinating
Ming Toy isn't Chinese. She had been
stolen when a baby from her Spanish
mother and American missionary
father, so it's perfectly all right for
her to marry Billy Benson.
The prologue, with its love boat
floating on the moonlit waters and
the melody of the stringed instru
ments and songs of the girls, is pic
turesque and memorable. The room
at Lo Sang Kee's home is beautiful,
biles, and on Morrison access by
street car service." -
Mr. Clarke stated that his firm Is
asking for no favor, but the letter Is
simply an appeal to the mayor and
members of the council for Justice
MRS. GRACE McCXCTlE'S PAR
ENTS ARE INFORMED.
Name of Domestic's Employers Is
Kept Secret so as to Help
Her Break Drug Habit.
Mrs. Grace McClure, the 20-year-old
woman for whom authorities have
been searching Chinatown for the last
three days, was found yesterday, ac
cording to a report Issued by the in
spectors division of the police. She
was said to be working as a domestli
for an east-side family.
The woman's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
(V. E. Lang, 1613 Stockton street, al
leged that their daughter was being
hidden by a Chinese, Sam Lee.
Mrs. McClure, according to detec
tives, had been taught the drug habit
by a Chinese for whom she worked.
It was in an effort to escape from
evil associates and from the enslaving
drug habit that she obtained employ
ment with the east-side family with
out informing friends or family where
she was to be found. She stayed close
jo ths house, being identified by her
employers through her photograph
published In the newspapers. They
communicated with Mr. and Mrs.
Police refused to give the name or
address of the family for which she is
working, as they say she will be en
couraged to fight against the environ
ment into which she naa iaiien. me
family, after learning the facts of her
life, has agreed to retain her and to
give all assistance possible to her In
her effort to begin life anew.
YOUTHj.19, IS IDENTIFIED
Bert Mitchell Declared to Be Per
son Who Staged Hold-lp.
Bert J. Mitchell, 19. one of the two
alleged automobile bandits captured
Wednesday night by W. F. McKenney
at Eleventh and Stark streets, was
said by police last night to have been
Identified by J. M. Loops, conductor
for the Portland Railway, Light A
Power company, as the man who
robbed him when he was held up at
Twenty-fifth and Raleigh streets the
night of October 14.
Mitchell im said hv police to have
been sentenced In California to 1 I
months in Jail for robbery and was
on parole. Wltsel. his partner has
done time In Tacoma for robbery, de
tectives say. Neither of the men con
fessed to doing any Jobs in Portland.
Astoria Gets Trade Bureau.
ASTORIA. Or., Oct. SO. (Special.)
Ths world trade bureau of the Astoria
ehatnher of commerce was organized
here tonight to -foster and encourage
foreign trade and ommerco of the
filled as It Is with oriental furnish
ings and draperies.
Miss Bainter is exquisite as Ming
Toy. Her pidgin English, her Inno
cent profanity and quaint slang, and
the wealth of detail in expressive
little movements amount to a posi
tive genius. There are several vivid
and poignant scenes when Miss Bain
ter brings an eloquent pathos and
fine sentiment to the role.
All of the acting is of a very high
order. Second In importance to Miss
Bainter is Robert Harrison's impres
sive and dignified portrayal of Lo
Sang Kee, the merchant. Ralph
Locke skillfully plays a novel and
humorous role as Charlie Yong. A
likable young actor, natural and sin
cere lo his playing. Is Ronald Col man
as a friend of Billy Benson. This
latter role is nicely played by Fred
An evening of rare delight is In
store for those who visit the Heilig
Attendant on Love-Boat Harry Belmont
Proprietor of. Love-JJoat - 1 . i
...... JT reuen;ik jiu . .1
Lo S&ns Kee ...
. . .William Tennyson
, Arthur Glnaon
, Ralph Locke
.Lenora Von Ottinger
James Potter. . . .
... .George A'alin
sin.- Sori' sVrleGraee Burgess, Helen
Joaeffy. Zana Bear Margaret Norton,
Song men William Kline, Harry Bel
rn HE LINCOLN HIGHWAY MAN"
" I Is one of the cleverest play's-
lets that has coma over the
Hippodrome circuit In several weeks.
It is a cleverly conceived story with
a real plot and plenty of surprises to
top It off with. There Is mistaken
identity and an automobile and a
keen girl and a clever man and as
sistants who lend helping hands and
words and actions.
George Palmer Moore Is the clever,
capable man whosa being a highway
man or not a highwayman is a mat
ter of happy conjecture for the audi
ence to puzzle about. Florence El
liott, a charming girl. Is featured with
Mr. Moore In the exceedingly bright
act. To reveal, the plot and the de
velopments would spoil the surprise
for patrons yet to view the act. It
is well acted and constantly enjoy
able: Joe ChriBtopher and Elsie Walton
are the lighskand life of a comedy
sketch called ''a Close Shave," written
by James MadiBon. Originality and
up-to-dateness mark this act, which
reflects quite as much credit upon
Christopher and Miss Walton for their
cleverness as upon Mr. Madison's
equally clever fdea.
A happy hobo Is Will J. Evans, who
makes his audience happy too. Will
J. Is of the Nat M. Wills type of
tramp comedian and has an original
twist to his philosophies and panto
mime that brings instant applause.
His stories and confidences are es
pecially good and he tells them en
tertainingly. The Tillers sisters are a pair of
likeable maids, full of lively chatter,
gifted In their feet and possessed of
sweet voices. - They have a billing
which the audience echoes in "More
power to 'em."
Alfred Time makes time fly mer
rily and Ethel Ward wards off dull
cars in their spectacular opening act,
an eccentric novelty turn, full of sur
prises and thrills.
The picture Is one that will draw
crowds to tha Hippodrome to sea their
favorite eowboy hero, Hoot Gibson, in
his new western picture, "Red Cour
age." The play Is full of action and
vigorous dramatic Incidents and Mr.
Gibson has a role In which he shines
with a fine supporting east. This bill
Columbia river district. The officer
elected were W. H. Kelson, chairman,
and Peter Ceseovich secretary. Those
officers, with R. W. Skallerud. 8. L
Gordon, W. K. Sears, J. M. Anderson,
Norris Staples, F. M. Sweet and Olaf
Anderson, comprise the executive
Glee Club Manager Named.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene.
Oct. 20. (Special.) Ralf Couch of
Wallowa has Just been officially ap
pointed manager of the girl's glee
club for the current year. Couch was
unofficially appointed before, but" the
executive council did not ratify "the
selection until today. Couch Is a pop
ular member of the Junior class and a
representative on the student council.
MAYO LAUDS AMERICANS
ADMIRAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO
MEN IX NAVY.
Spirit of Boys- Who Served Purina;
1 Great War Was vtonuenui.
Says Naval Officer.
In his talk last night before the
Portland Association of Credit Men,
Admiral Henry T. Mayo paid tribute
to the adaptability of the young men
of the United States as exemplified in
service during the war. The regular
monthly association dinner preceded
the talk. It was held In the Hotel
"The spirit of ths men was won
derful," said Admiral Mayo. "There
was no hardship they would not and
did not undergo. Especially was this
true of those manning the destroyers
who first went to serve off the south
west coast of Ireland for the protec
tion of merchantmen. These men
served under a British admiral who
was known as a hard case, but who
at heart was very kind. There was
the very finest feeling existing under
this leadership. When I asked Ad
miral Beatty how he was getting
along with our men he said he would
not exchange his 36 American de
stroyers for 40 British destroyers, and
he was a great admirer of his own
"I learned that our men as a rule
wre better navigators than the Brit
ish. When sent out to move to a
certain spot they more often hit the
place without trouble. The fault. If
there was any, usually was with the
merchantman, whose officers feared
the destroyers would not -arrive In
time to give protection. As a rule
these destroyers took more punish
ment from the weather than they
should under ordinary circumstances.
"Another thing noted was that
when an American captain came In to
report he would come alone and give
all details of what had been done
during the week at sea and exactly
what was necessary to be done to
his vessel. An English captain would
bring along the engineer and others
to give the details necessary for the
repair of his vessel, as the captains
knew little aboit these things."
HEARING AT BEND IS SET
Application for Grade Crossing
Will Be Considered.
SALEM, Or, Oct. 20. (Special.)
Members of the Oregon public service
commission will conduct a hearing
at Bend October 19, when an applica
tion for a grade crossing will be con
sidered. Other hearings set by the
October Zl At Lakevlew, telephene
October 24 At Klamath Falls, Southern
Pacific agency at Modoc on the Weed
Klamath Falls branch of the Southern Fa
clflo railroad. A
October 25 At Scappoose, grade crossing.
October 2K At St. Helens, grade croea
Ing at Warren.
October 26 At Hlllsboro, grade croasfng.
October 28 At CorvalMs, grade crossing.
November 2 At Portland, Nehalem boom
November 8 At Portland, crossing in
November 4 At Brooks, station ageney.
Russian Students Want Places.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY. Sa
lem, Or., Oct. 20. (Special.) A let
ter reeently received by President
Carl G. Doney from the University of
California asks that Willamette uni
versity be responsible for the educa
tion and maintenance of six Russian
students who have Just arrived in
Berkeley. The communication states
that the 150 men who have come were
members of the best families in Rus
sia, but lost their fortunes and stand
ing In the great revolution. Presi
dent Doney bas taken up the matter
with the Salem commercial club, city
women's clubs and churches, which
will endeavor to raise funds to care
for the prospective students.
White Salmon School Reopens.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., Oct, JO.
(Special.) The local school, whloh
had a vacation for three weeks to
permit pupils to assist In the apple
harvest, reopened Monday. The bar
vest Is well under way, help now Is
plentiful and wages are lower than a
year ago. Many underestimated their
crops and are ordering more boxes.
The condition of the Snowden road,
which is under construction, is caus
ing much inconvenience to orcbard
lsts on the mountain.
Armistice Fete Planned.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 20 (Spe
cial.) Smith-Reynolds post of the
American Legion is planning a big
demonstration for Armistice day. and
is receiving gratifying co-operation
from Vancouver civic organizations,
Swagger Caps designed by
Dobbs fe CfrNeWYbrkSs lead
mHATIERS are out of the
orainarvDobbs Caps have
the Dobbish dislindhon that
chara&erizes all of the 'Dobbs,
Headwear They are care
fully tailored from exclusive
materials and every detail is
given thorough attention
FIFTH and MORRISON
it was announced today by P. C. Mor
row, chairman of the arrangements
committee. It is expected that the
afternoon programme will Include a
football game at the high school
grounds. The Sstfl Infantry from
Vancouver Barracks will Join in the
parade which is planned.
Stanford Alumni to Meet.
A dinner for the Portland alumni
of Stanford university is to be held
on November 19, the date of the foot
ball game between Stanford and the
University of California, according to
a decision reached last night at a
meeting of the alumni in library hall.
The place In which the banquet will
be held was not chosen, but the new
ly elected president Is to appoint a
committee of arrangements. Carl
Ganong Is the new president and
Arthur Goldsmith was elected secre
tary. The new membership commit
tee consists of Roland Lockwood,
chairman; H. A Freeman, C. O. Fen
lason, Mrs. W. H. Thomas and Mrs.
R E. Gearhart.
Pocket Reported Ticked.
George E. Prujan, who said he was
business secretary for the Y. M. C. A.
at Harbin, Russia, reported to the
police last night that his pocket was
picked of I2S at Nineteenth and Ev
erett streets by two negro women.
Prulan. who sneaks hnf littl F.n er-
' lish. came to- this country to study
Alleged Bad-Check Man Held.
Yorke Korn, 26, was arrested by lo
cal inspectors last night to be held
for the authorities in Marysville, Cal.
Korn was held on a telegraphic war
rant charging him with passing bad
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JURY HAS ROBBER CASE
FATE OF ROY MOORE AN D BERT
ORCCTT AT STAKE.
One Defendant In Vancouver Trial
Declares That Both Men Were
In Seattle at Time.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Oct. 20.
(Special.) The case of Roy Moore
and Bert Orcutt, alleged to have
robbed the Sells-Floto circus treas
ure car on September 1, was put in
the hands of the Jury tonight at a
night session of the court. Late to
night the Jury was still out and no
verdict was expected before morning.
Examination of the witnesses con
tinued until 2:30 o'clock this after
noon when Judge Simpson instructed
the Jury and tha argument began.
During the whole of the trial Roy
Moore was not called to the stand
by bis lawyers.
Bert Orcutt was the principal wit
ness today. He testified that ha and
Moors were in Seattle at the time of
tha robbery. He said he and Moore
came to Portland in his car, that he
sold eight cases of whisky in Cen
tralia and that Moors was simply ac
companying him on the trip to obtain
work In Portland.
In Vancouver, Orcutt said, they
registered at the Imperial hotel,
where they became acquainted with
Frank Woodard. who had registered
under the name of Frank Rasor. On
the day of the hold-up Woodard of
fered Orcutt $50 for the use of his
ear for the night to make a trip to
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Seattle, and he accepted, he testified.
The witness further declared that
the day after the robbery Woodard
met him In Seattle and told him that
he and Moore could make 1123 If they
would take Orcutt's car, go to La
Center, dig up a cache of whisky
there and deliver it at an address In
Portland. The men accepted the pro
posal, Orcutt said, and made the trip
with the result that they were cap
tured and charged with being the cir
MISSIONARY IS ORDAINED
Fred W. Davis Now Minister Pas
tor's Resignation Accepted.
The ordination of Fred W. Davis
as minister and acceptance of the res
ignation of the pastorate of Calvary
Presbyterian church by Rev. L, B.
Quick both took place at the meeting
of the Portland presbytery last night.
Rev. Mr. Davis Is well known for
his long service as a missionary among
lumbermen in the northwest. He Is
6iNyears old and has spent the last
18 years In preaching the gospel in
lumber camps. He will continue this
work as formerly, but with the dif
ference that he now is a minister.
The ordination services were con
ducted by Rev. Walter H. Nugent,
the sermon being delivered by Rev.
L. K. Grimes. Rev. Mr. Quick de
livered the new charge.
Following the ordination the pres
bytery met and acted on the resig
nation of Rev. Mr. Quick, which he
had presented a week before and in
which the church concurred. The
resignation was accepted and Rev.
Mr. Quick will leave Portland to take
the pastorate of the Roseburg church
November 1. His place in the Calvary
church here bas not yet been filled.
Story of Love, Hate
With all the sensuous beauty of the tropics, with all the cunning
of the jungles, she planned to defeat and to kill her enemy.
Here is a picture of spectacular splendor tremendously
dramatic, and with an all-star cast that recreates Stewart
White's famous story as unsurpassed screen entertainment.
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ROAD FUNDS ARE READY
OREGON' WILL- M ATCII GOVERN'-
Message Sent to Hoover Announc
ing State's Willingness to Aid
In Unemployment Relief.
SALEM. Or., Oct. 20. (Special.)
The Oregon state highway commis
sion, according to announcement
made here todar. will match within
90 days any amount of money appro
priated by the government for post
road work. The decision of the state
highway department was telegraphed
today to Herbert Hoover, chairman
of the unemployment conference, with
headquarters In Washington.
Mr. Hoover some time ago sent a
telegram to Governor Olcott asking
whether Oregon would be In a posi
tion to continue its road-bulldlng
programme should the government
contribute halt of the funds. The let
ter was referred to the highway de
partment, and a definite decision was
reached today. Tha expedition of
road work throughout the country.
Mr. Hoover said, would go a long way
toward solving the unemployment
Herbert N'unn, state highway engi
neer, said that Oregon hoped to se
cure approximately 11,500. Cud of an
appropriation of I76,00,000 to be
made by congress for the construc
tion of poet roads.
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