Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 29, 1922, Page 5, Image 5

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Property Options May 'Be
Taken Up Tuesday.
noon, before whoni he defended
America's policy of not entering
into an alliance with European gov
ernments. Mr. Clark recently re
turned from abroad, where he has
been engaged at different intervals
on government and private business
during and following the war.
"There is a prevalent feeling in
this country that the United States
should take definite steps to help
Europe get on its feet. There are
two ways in which this could be
done financially; first, by adding
credits at the expense of the public
treasury, and second, by credits
through an alliance of the large
financial groups. Financial inter
ests are telling Europe to first put
its house in order, reduce military
Speculation Connects Purchases
W'itli Hotli Soul hern Tacil'ic
and Milwaukee Railways.
Property owners with holdings
along the west side of East First
street, at intervals between East
Burnside street and Hawthorne ave
nue, on which options recently were
taken by Claude Starr, realty dealer
and one of the chief owners of the
Sovereign Apartment Hotel com
pany, said yesterday that definite
promises had been' made them that
the deals would be closed on Au
gust 1.
The options have been taken up
and deeds made out, and, according
to information given the owners by
Mr. Starr, the purchases are pend
ing the complete investigation of
titles on the property.
Mr. Starr Out of City.
Speculation has been rife in east
eide business circles for several
weeks, since the optioning of the
property began, as to -whom the
titles eventually will be transferred.
Mr. Starr is not buying the. prop
erty for his personal estate, but he
refuses to give out any information
about the tentative deals and has
been out of the city for the last
week, refusing to divulge the des
tination of his trip before leaving.
are to be closed, according to his
promises to owners.
Southern Pacific Involved.
The opinion that the property was
being bought for the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad, which
eventually intended to use it for
terminal' purposes, extending its
line here from the Grays Harbor
branch, was given at first, due to
the fact that Mr. Starr has been
closely allied with the interests of
this road in several past instances.
This theory has been scouted by
railroad and real estate men, and
it has ben reported that the agent
is, in this case, working in the irt
terest of the Southern Pacific com
pany. Definite information from reliable
sources recently has been to the ef
fect that the Southern Pacific com
pany is making the purchases.
Counsel for Koiid Noncommittal.
Ben C. Dey, attorney for the
Southern Pacifio here, neither will
deny nor affirm the report that the
deals are being made for his com
pany. He steadfastly maintains an
air of silence, further than to state
that he has "no information to give
The fact that all of the property
lying along the Southern Pacific
company's right of way in East First
street has not been optioned has
caused some consternation, for it
was thought by business interests
that the company had planned to
buy the property with an idea of
eventually elevating the tracks
through the east side factory and
warehouse district.
Competition Is Eliminated.
The options taken at intervals
would seem to indicate a desire on
the part of the company to main
tain the trackage along this district
without opposition from competitive
roads, according to the opinion of
many property holders who are
It is said that the options could
be obtained more easily and deals
closed for property along the west
side of the street than on the east,
for the buildings on the east side
are much larger and of more per
manent construction, including the
Olympia flouring mills, which
hardly would be condemned for a
railroad right of way if the com
pany did intend to lay tracks along
the property or to elevate the tracks
The deeds have been made out to
a trust company, which allows for
their transfer, and for a stipulated
consideration of $10 each. Property
holders declare that little was
asked about the price of the prop
erty and Mr. Starr takintr the. on.
tions seemed ready to pay the price
eet oy me owner without bickering.
Grays Harbor Plant Acts as Re
sult of Log- Shortage.
awklivkn, Wash., July 2S.
t&peciai.) The Grays Harbor Lura
ber mill in Hoquiam closed vester
day at the end of the night shift
as a result of the loer shortage
which hs resulted in the closing of
several naroor mills. It is hoped
to resume operations about Monday.
The National Lumber & Manu
facturing company plant, which was
closed for a week early this month
on account of the shortage, resumed
operations with two full shifts last
week. While the car shortage on
Grays harbor, due. to the railroad
strike, is causing some delay in
shipments, the Grays Harbor Lum
ber company schedule has not been
materially damaged. The log, short
age is occasioned by forest fires,
curtailing logging operations.
Gambling Devices in Vancouver,
Wash., Are Confiscated.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. July 28.
(Special.) Ten pool halls and cafes
were raided here last night as a
part of the campaign against slot
machines. The machines were con
fiscated and will be destroyed by
court order. The owners of the de
vices will be compelled to appear in
court within the next few days for
arraignment. All are at liberty on
their' own recognizance.
The places raided were: Fred
Cole, 500. Main; George Manolis, 300
Main and 502 Main; W. J. Barker,
310 Main; Bungalow Cafe, Fourth
,and Main; Dick Ward, R. E. Heater,
.706 Main; Gus Bardinolis, 708 Main;
W. R. Goley, 605 Main; George
Lowery, Third and Main.
Sennte. i
Bill providing for anti
lynching legislation favorably
McCormick, republican, Illi
nois, eulogized Senator Reed
and prayed for his success in
the Missouri primary.
Tariff bill debated, a few
slight reductions being made
in the wool schedule.
Petition received from Pat
Crowe for land distribution to
former service men.
forces and apply to industry the
energy which is now being wasted
hating the other nation."
J. A. Churchill, superintendent of
public instruction, was another
Washington Senator Addresses
Rotary Club.
OLYMPIA. Wash., July 28. (Spe
cial.) Senator Poindexter, in his
campaign for re-election, spent a
quiet day in Olympia today, ad
dressing briefly two gatherings of
a non-political character and during
the afternoon calling on friends in
business and official circles here.
Senator Poindexter was a guest
of the Olympia Rotary club at Its
weekly luncheon at noon, and to
night addressed delegates of the
Pacific northwest livestock tour at
a banquet given in their honor by
the Thurston county farm bureau.
Rear-Admiral Henry T. Mayo,
United States navy . (retired), who
was also a guest of the Rotary club
at noon, paid high tribute to Sena
tor Poindexter's work as acting
chairman of the senate naval affairs
committee during the war.
Office to Be Abolished.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., July 28.
(Special.) County commissioners
announced today that the office- of
sanitary inspector, now held by Joe
Toner, will be abolished August 1.
The work will be taken over by the
state department of health, it was
Woman Asks Divorce From
Abuser of Chickens.
Mrs. Marie Vesey Says Husband
Objected to Her Visits to
Friend in Afternoon.
Cruelty to herself she could stand,
but cruelty to her chickens she could
not, Mrs. Agnes Ann Delk averred in
divorce action filed against her hus
band, J. T. Delk. yesterday. The
Delks were married in Vancouver
in January, 1921. ' To help support
herself because her husband failed
to provide sufficient money, Mrs.
Delk took up the raising of chick
ens, at which occupation, she de
clared, she was highly successful.
Delk, however, abused the chicks as
well as herself, she charged, and
the divorce complaint followed. Mrs.
Delk asked for $25 a month perma
nent alimony and one-third of the
real estate owned by Delk.
When Mrs. Marie C. Vesey left
home for an afternoon to visit a
friend and do eome shopping, she
was greeted on her return home by
her husband with the accusation
that no woman went out in the
afternoons unless she was chasing
men for immoral purposes, she
alleged in a divorce complaint. The
Veseys were married in Seattle.
Maiden Name Wanted.
In the suit for divorce from the
husband, . Edward A. Vesey, Mrs.
Vesey asked for the restoration of
her maiden name of Marie C. Kings
ley. Donald Currie was charged with
being a "confessed gambler" by his
wife, Mrs. Mary Currie, in her suit
for divorce, filed yesterday. The
whereabouts of the defendant was
placed at "somewhere in Alberta,
Canada." Currie, his wife said, left
Portland because he said he did not
like America and the Americans.
There are two children, Helen, aged
18, and Mabel, 17.
A marriage of 22 years crashed on
the rocks yesterday when Mrs. Katie
Walker filed suit for divorce against
Fred L. Walker. The Walkers were
married in 1900. There is one daugh
ter, Margaret, 18 years old.
Cruelty Is Charged.
Cruel and inhuman treatment was
charged by Mrs. Grace J. Hage-n in
her suit against . Prank J. Hagen.
Mrs. Hagen asked for $50 a month
permanent alimony.
Mrs. Pearl Cummin's charged de-
A Real Mid
summer Value
in the Boys
Well built models
tailored in the styles
that boys want ! Cassi
meres Tweeds and
Cheviots in every de
sirable shade and pat
tern. Several nationally
known makes are in
cluded in this lot. Sizes
7 to 17 years.
t). (f (C (Q)?
Boys' Sport
. 79c
Ideal for vacation
wear. Dark patterns
and stripes all sizes.-
Furs and Individual Style Shops
Broadway at Morrison
Ben Selling
Portland's Leading Clothier for Over Half a Century.
sertion in her action against R. W.
Cummings. They were married in
Vancouver in 1919.
Mills Feel Car Shortage.
ABERDEEN, Wash., July 28.
(Special.) Shortage of railroad cars
is beginnning to be felt on Grays
Harbor. The Nortnern Pacific, one
cf three roads running in here, has
ordered an embargo by which only
10 per cent of its cars may be load
ed with materials billed for points
not on its line. Sawmills are feel
ing the shortage and a curtailment
of night operations has already re
sulted. The Red Cedar Shingle com
pany of Markham is now forced tc
haul its product by tructs to Cos
mopolis, where the shingles are
loaded in cars.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Disposal prices continue!
HATS in two final clearance groups
; 1.95 & 4.95
Our entire stock of summer hats, trimmed or in sailor
shapes, excellent for vacation wear. Original values in many
cases were 15.00 to 35.00! Hats from America's foremost
milliners ! .
BLOUSES at worthwhile savings!
2.95 3.95 4.95
Blouses whose former special price was 3.95, reduced to
2.95. At 3.95 are included imported hand-made voiles whose
. special price was 8.95.. At 4.95 bo'th tailored and hand
made models!
FROCKS at emphatic reductions!
8.95 4.95
Every remaining tub frock in gingham, voile, organdie,
linen in this, the clearance of our better summer frocks
At 8.95 frocks formerly to 27.50. At 14.95 frocks for
merly to 45.00 ! 1
glovesilk stepin
chemises 4.95
regularly 8.50 & 8.95
Reduced to less than actual
costto us! Delicately
trimmed with lace. Orchid,
flesh, white.
ribknit under
things reduced
every garment perfect!
Fiber vests, formerly 2.25;
silk knit bloomers, regu
larly 4.75 and 5.25 all re
duced Yi to clear!
Credits Depend on Energy in In
dustry, Says A. E. Clark.
As a result of the war strong na
tionalistic feelings have been de
veloped rather than diminished,
thereby making the solution of
European troubles a grave prob
lem, declared A. E. Clark, well
known Portland attorney, in an ad
dress before the City club yesterday
Featuring Beautiful, tyinsome Virginia Valli,
Sturdy House Peters and Cynical Matt Moore
Thousands of satisfied patrons have put their unqualified
approval on this picture during the past week. You have
never seen anything quite like "The Storm" in pictures before.
It is the best production of the season, and when the Columbia
makes a statement like that you can bank on its being the truth.
Current Conversation
First Portlander: "You know how 'tis."
Second Ditto: "Oh, you've seen 'The Storm'!"
At the Cool
Chicago, Milwaukie & St. Paul Railway
To take the places of men who are now out on strike against
the decision of the United States Labor Board.
Employment Is Offered:
At wages and working conditions prescribed by the United
States Railway Labor Board.
Rates for Journeymen and leading men range from 63 to 82
. cents per hour, and for helpers 47 cents per hour. Applicants
who are not mechanics will be given employment and will be
trained in all branches of the trades, and as they become ef
ficient will be advanced to positions carrying higher rates of pay.
Apply to
Any Divisional Superintendent
.' or
Divisional Mechanical Engineer
at Their Headquarters
General Manager, Henry Building, Seattle
' Superintendent Motive P,0 wer, Tacoma
Asst. Master Car Builder, Tacoma
Electrical Engineer, O.-W.-Milwaukee Station, Seattle
Chief Special Agent, O.-W.-Milwaukee Station, Seattle
' - 13917 ,
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