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TIIE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX. FRIDAY. APRTL 28, 1923
STATE DEALERS AIM
TO CUT GOAL PRICE
Better Distribution in Oregon
Also Is Hope.
ANNUAL SESSION OPENED
California Delegates Are Expected
to Attend Gathering That
Closes Here Today.
A lowering of the cost of fuel
through, improved transportation con
ditions, lower freight rates and well
organJzea methods of distribution is
planned by coal dealers of the 'state,
U. was announced at the first annual
convention of the Oregon Coal Deal
ers' Credit association, which was
opened at the Multnomah hotel yes
terday. Approximately 60 dealers attended
the session, representing practically
all sections of the state, borne visitors
came from other sections of the north
west. A severe coal shortage in this
section before fall was predicted if
the national coal strike lasts any
Ereat length of time.
That general crop conditions are
E-ood is encouraging to business con
ditions. according to E. G. Crawford,
Portland banker. Mr. Crawford said
that it was apparent that -the farmer
would be able to make money this
j ear, which would mean that business
would be still better.
Rate Adjustment Needed.
That many empty box cars on the
rallroadd are moving westward and
empty soal cars are moving eastward
was the statement of Arthur C. Spen
cer, representing the Union Pacific
system. He said that this was a mat
ter which needed adjustment,' so that
the cars would carry loads both ways.
He also admitted that there should be
That there is enough coal- in Wyo
ming andi Utah to last for several
hundred years was the declaration of
George Watkin Evans of Seattle, con
suiting engineer with the government
bureau -of mines. He also said that
there were vast quantities of coal in
Oregon and Washington which could
be used for fuel, although it is possi
bly lower grade.
Mayor Volees "Welcome.
The meeting was called to order by
George N. West, president of the
association. The address of welcome
was delivered by Mayor Baker. W. C.
Holman delivered the response.
There will be a business session and
the annual election of officers this
morning. The annual banquet will
be held at the Old Colony club tonight
ar 6:30. An address will be delivered
then by A. L. Pierson of Salt Lake
City on "The Problems of the Oper
ator in the Utah field."
Three representatives of the Cali
fornia association will be here today
for the closing sessions. The dele
gation will include: George A. Burn!
of Sacramento, president; J. B. Muir
of Oakland, secretary, and J. C. Evring
of San Francisco.
I several features besides the regular
orchestra selections, and all of the
music will be of numbers that have
not been played in the previous con
certs. Nina Dressel, popular Portland solo
ist, has sung many times with the
Olsen orchestra, and this feature will
be a real treat. She will sing sev
eral selections, in addition to the
programme to be played by the or
chestra. Another feature is an unpub
lished production by the Fanchon
Marco review of San Francisco, en
titled "I Want to Write a Melody."
This production was sent to George
Olsen with the request that it be sent
broadcast by radio, and the composers
will be at the Little club in San Fran
cisco to listen by radio as it is played
The other numbers to be played by
the Olsen orchestra are: "Sing Song
Man" (Remick), "By the Sapphire
sea" (Snyder). "All My Life" (David),
"Bygones" (Kortlander), "R a d i o
Blues" (Johnson), "Liebestraum"
(Liszt), "Cutie" (Friml), "Just a Little
Love Song" (Cooper).
The programme will be started
promptly at 8 o'clock, as soon as J. B.
Weed, local manager of the Shipown
er's Radio Service and operator of The
Oregonian radio set. clears the air and
announces the station..
DRUG VENDOR SENTENCED
I-'EAKIi VAHGOS GETS TEAK OX
McXEIL'S ISIiAXD. .
lected Saturday, May S, as the first
dav for this enterprise. The club's .
advertising committee is composed of
E. R. Mowrey, P. U. Pangborn and
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OUTPUT 0LY 5 PER
BOY FORGER SENTENCED
YOUTH KATED HIGH IX PSY
Herbert Clayton, 12 Years Old,
AVIio Passed Checks on Bank
Tellers, Extraordinary Crook.
Brigrht and innocent - appearing,
Herbert Clayton, 13 years old, enlist
e& the sympathy and encouragernen
of bank tellers when he presented
small checks with the statement that
he desired to start a savings account
When the checks were returned as
forgeries they could hardly believe
that the boy in whom they had taken
an interest could be responsible.
Judge Kanzler of the court of do
mestic relations yesterday sentenced
Clayton to the state training schoo
for an indeterminate 'sentence. Prior
to the passing of sentence the boy
was examined by Dr. S. C. Kohs, psy
chologist for the court, who reported
that the juvenile was of unusual
telligence and instead of being in the
feeble-minded class was listed as "su
perior." He scored 115 in tests where
the average high normal boy does not
reach more than 100.
Clayton passed an unknown num
ber of checks on business houses and
banks. Hfs favorite subterfuge was
to present a check for $5 or some
other sum at a bank and say that he
wanted to open a savings account
with 1, walking away with the
change. Tellers never suspected the
boy. The checks all were made out
to "Harry McAvin," his assumed
name, and signed "Joe Brown."
RADIO SOLOS TONIGHT
XIXA DUESSEL TO SIXG SEV
Fort la ml Hotel Orchestra and II. B,
Van Duzer Also to Furnish
Orchestra music and sinking-, chil
dren's stories and a comprehensive
review of Portland's industrial growth
during the past year will be sent
broadcast from The Orejonian tower
tonigrht in the regular Friday night
programme. Georgre Olsen's Portland
hotel orchestra will give its regular
Friday nisht concert, and Nina Dres
sel. soloist, will sing: several selec
tions with orchestra accompaniment.
H. B. Van Duzer, president of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, will
deliver his annual report over the
radiophone, in order that not only
members of the Chamber of Com
merce, but all of Tortland and sur
rounding cities, especially rival com
munities, will be able to hear this re
view of the Rose City's growth for
the year. The annual meeting of the
Chamber will be in progress and a
special receivinir set. with ma e-novo-r
has been installed in the green room,
so that the report will be heard there.
Miss Jessie H. Millard, head of the
children's department of the central
library, is listed as the story-teller
and will relate the famous Robin
Hood story of the shooting match on
Nottingham green. This will be the
first thing on the programme, so that
all children will have a chance to
hear it before they go to bed,
The programme to be played by
"Jeorge Olsen's orchestra is even an
improvement over those of the three
previous concerts played by this ex
cellent budy ol musicians, it includes
Xew Business Received In Week by
West Coast Association Is 17
Per Cent Above Production.
New business continued to eome to
the lumbermen of the northwest in
an increasing volume during the
week ending April 22, according to
the report of the West Coast Lumber
men's association, issued yesterday.
Production came within 5 per cent
of normal; new business was 17 per
cent above production and shipments
were 16 per cent below new business.
The 126 mills reporting to the asso
ciation during the week manufac
tured 78,623,020 feet, sold 92,415,868
feet and shipped 77,636,698 feet. Of
the business taken during the period,
43 per cent was for future water de
livciy. New business for rail delivery
reached 1761 cars. , The shipments by
water during the week were 36 per
cent and rail shipments were 1663
cars. Unfilled domestic cargo orders
total 94,587,564 feet, unfilled, export
orders were 77,165,484 feet and un
filled rail trade orders totaled 699S
' Tillamook Bonds Sold.
TILLAMOOK, Or., April 27. (Spe
cial.) There were 11 bids opened
Monday evening at the meeting of the
city council for the disposal of $50,000
worth of city bonds, the best bid being
offered by Blyth, Witter & Co., of
Portland at 54 per cent, with a pre
mium of $2.50 a thousand. The city
council accepted this bid.
Defendant Denies Guilt in Dramatic
Plea to Jurors, Who Turn
Deaf Ear to Words.
Pearl Vargos, whose nativity, she
said, made her one-eighth Indian,
one-eighth negro and three-fourths
white, was tried, found guilty and
sentenced yesterday in federal court,
the charge being possession and sale
of narcotics. Judge Bean imposed a
sentence of 18 months in the McNeil
Officers, questioned by A. F. Flegel
Jr., assistant United Stages attorney,
who prosecuted the woman, testified
they had arrested her with drugs in
her pocket, and that upon another
occasion a quantity of illicit powders
were found concealed in her wood
pile near the stove. Testimony was
given as to sales made by her and
marked money was produced as evi
In her own defense,- the woman
made a case that might have pre
vailed upon any but a "bard-boiled
jury. With tears in her eyes, she
called upon God to witness net1 in
nocenee. She admitted having leen
drunk on the occasion of one arrest,
thoughtful visitors having brought
a supply of intoxicants to her home,
but as for narcotics, she declared
that she not only never used them
herself or sold them to others, but
that she had been an angel of mercy
to addicts, who had made her home
a rendezvous because of her kind
ness to them.
Mrs. Vargos declared she had given
help, shelter, food and even paid
hospital bills for the cure of ad
dfcts, providing a refuge for the help
less victims of the habit, when they
had no place else to turn. She did
this, she said, because her brother
had been an addict at "one time and
she felt a great pity for all other
unfortunates of that class.
"None of you in this courtroom
knows what these poor folks suffer,"
she declared dramatically.
The woman vowed she had been
the victim of circumstances in that
a known addict, a woman who came
into the Vargos home frequently,
had worn her coat on numerous oc
casions and had returned it just be
fore the fatal arrest when drugs were
found in the pocket. It was the the
ory of the defense, conducted by
Roscoe P. Hurst, that this other
woman was the one who sold the
narcotics to government informants
and the marked money was explained
by the return of a small sum to the
Vargos woman by the other shortly
before the arrest.
Sellvrood Sets Bargain Day".
The organization of Sellwood business
men recently formed for the purpose
of increasing the trade of business
houses -of that district by means of
wide, publicity of monthly "bargain
days." and other' methods, has se-
BOYS' BENEFIT PLANNED
Business Men's Clnb to Get Funds
for State Training School.
With (a view to raising a fund to
provide instruments and uniforms for
a band at the state training school
for boys, trie Progessive Business ,
Men's club has obtained the Heilig I
theater for the opening night of
Chauncey Olcott in 'Ragged Robin"
Thursday, Majr 11.
It was estimated that J1600 will be
required to purchase the instruments
and uniforms, and the club hopes to
raise the entire amount that night.
Experts declared that a. band is a
great assistance in developing boys
into useful citizens. Judge Kanzler
has been appointed chairman of the
committee in charge of this drive for
the band fund, and letters have been
sent out to all members of the club
asking their co-operation.
CONTRACTOR SOON DUE
J. F. Shea to Begin Work on Ore-
. gonian Avenue Trunk Sewer.
J. F. Shea, who constructed the
great drain known as the Foster road
trunk sewer, and who recently was
awarded the contract for construction
of the Cregonian avenue trunk sewer,
which is to extend from Fessenden
street to the Columbia slough, is now
is Phoenix. Ariz., where he is superin
tending an extensive contract for pub
lic work. He is expected to return to
Portland within about 10 days, and
immediately thereafter plans will be
made for beginning the great drain
in the Peninsula district.
The contract price for this work is
$51,668.42, which is more than $20,000
under the estimate of the city engi
neer when the plans were submitted
to the city council.
Caravan to Go to Salem May '7 to
Celebrate "Blossom Day."
Two state officers will be desig
nated to lead the caravan of Port
land citizens to Salem May 7 to cele
brate "Blossom day," according to an
announcement made yesterday by the
Portland Chamber of Commerce fol
lowing a conference with Secretary
of State Kozer.
The caravan will leave Portland
at 9 A. M. and arrive in Salem be
fore lunch. In the afternoon the
visitors will be taken through the
orchards around the city. The state
house will remain open all .day and
guides will be on hand to show the
people through the offices.
THE DAY! '
The Multnomah Hotel Is the Place
Sale Starts at one o'clock sharp in the assembly room
. It is your last chance to buy choice restricted residence and business lots in
Women prisoners m Great Britain
work either at cleaning1, cooking',
washing: or needlework, so that -they
learn to do something useful while
serving- their sentences.
Every atom of
ed Lrown mixes with air
"The gasoline of quality" is 100 POWER.
It is refined to vaporize thoroughly. Every
atom of it mixes in the carburetor with from
12 to 16 times its volume of air for POWER.
With "Red Crown" you get ready starting
rapid acceleration greater mileage a con
tinuous stream of power.
Run your car on "Red Crown" and nothing
else, and you won't have to bother with car
buretor adjustments. It is uniform in quality
wherever and whenever you huy it.
Fill at the Red Crown sign at Service Sta
tions and garages and at other dealers.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
at your own price
You know that Piedmont is the best addition on the
north side. You know that the lots will be sold to the
You know that before long prices will advance to
higher levels and if you don't buy now you will have
to pay more later. ,
In California cities real estate is selling fast, and in Los
' Angeles prices are almost double what they were two
years ago. Now San Francisco, Oakland and the East
Bay cities are having renewed activity in real estate
with prices advancing. '
Before you know it Portland prices will start to move
and higher prices will be paid for desirable property.
UP TO YOU
If you miss the opportunity to buy in Piedmont it will
be your loss. After this sale the Piedmont Realty Com
pany will be sold out and if you want to live in Piedmont
you will have to pay a profit to those who buy to-morrow.
The Laurelhurst Sales started the building movement
in Laurelhurst and the Piedmont Sale will start the
movement in Piedmont and if you don't buy at this sale
you will be the one to regret it. .
If you want a lot to build a home, get one at this sale
and don't delay for delay will cost you money. The pres-
ent scale of lot prices in Portland will soon be a thing Of
the past. Buy now before the advance comes.
As a Speculation
Union Avenue lots are business lots and are bound to in
crease in value as Portland grows. A few years hence Union
Avenue vacant lots will be few and far between and prices
will be much higher, so if you want to make money invest in
Union Avenue lots.
Tomorrow at 1 P.M.
at Multnomah Hotel
BARRY & AUSTIN
829 Chamber of Commerce Bldg. Telephone Broadway ,7429