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-THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1922
BIG HONOLULU FIRM
Trusted Secretary Takes
More Than $500,000.
AUDIT REVEALS THEFT
Shippers Victims of Overconfl
dence Scheme Called Dia
' HONOLULU. T. H.. Aug. 22. (By
the Associated Press.) Serious ir
regularities understood to amount
to more than 500,000 and to extend
over a period of several years, have
been found in the accounts of John
Guild, secretaary of the shipping
firm of Alexander & Baldwin, ac
cording to statement issued last
night by C. R. Hemenway, treasurer
and assistant manager of the com
pany, after a special meeting of the
board of directors.
Hemenway's statement said "the
directors of Alexander & Baldwin
have authorized me to state that
serious irregularities have been
found in John Guild s accounts.
Manager Watrrhoose Xotlfled.
John Waterhouse, vice-president
and manager of the shipping, sugar
ar.d insurance firm of Alexander &
Baldwin, who is in San Francisco,
v.-as informed today by cable of the
alleged $500,000 defalcation of John
Guild, the company's secretary, and
will sail for Honolulu tomorrow.
Guild, who collapsed after being
faced with the evidence pointing to
the irregularities, is in a serious
condition, and, according to his phy
sician, cannot make a full statement
The discovery of the alleged dis
crepancies cams during a general
audit of the firm's books following
reported embezzlements in Alexan
der & Baldwin's New York officer
of approximately J500.000 several
Company' Capital I nim paired.
It was announced today that the
company's capital is unimpaired and
that its cash and deposits in the
bank, after a check, have been
found correct. The losses were ab
sorbed, it is said, wnen the alleged
speculations occurred. St. Andrew s
Kpiscopal cathedral, of which Guild
was treasurer, today is auditing its
Auditors for Alexander & Bald
win's accounts announced today
they had ascertained that alleged
irregularities had appeared as long
as 21 years ago, when Guild was
employed as a bookkeeper. The
system of supposed defalcation was
characterized by one of the directors
of the company as "diabolically
clever," and based on the manipula
tion of accounts of the offices in
Honolulu. San Francisco, Seattle and
Guild Not Expected to Live.
Guild is said to have been uncon
scious the last two days with heart
trouble and physicians believe there
is slight hope for his recovery. It
was announced that he had signed
over all his personal property to
the company to make up partially
for the alleged shortage.
Guild was considered one of the
leading influential business men of
the territory of Hawaii. He came
to Hawaii from the West Indies and
had been employed on several plan
tations before joining the office
staff of Alexander & Baldwin. He
was promoted to the position of
cashier and in 1919 was elected sec
retary and a director of the com
pany, occupying the same position in
the company s subsidiaries.
Reputation as Philanthropist Won
tie is 3 years old. For many
years he has been director and
treasurer of the Episcopal church
here, president of the board of trus
tees of Queen's hospital and for
merly was president of the Boy
Scouts in the territory. He had a
widespread reputation as a philan
The directors stated Guild had
been in complete charge of the
company's finances and enjoying
the lull confidence of the directors.
it is now said he bad been engag
ing in heavy stock transact ons.
GARBAGE CAN ENDS TOUR
Runaway American Boy Is Found
Asleep In Paris Boulevard.
PARIS. Aug. 22. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) When 14-year-old
Jasper Heeman ran away from his
home In Binghamton, N. T.. bound
for a personally conducted sight
seeing tour of Europe, he did not
. visualize his journey as ending in a
garbage can om the Boulevard Des
Italiena in Paris.
But that is where a policeman
found him, wrapped in peaceful
slumber, at 4 o'clock this morning,
and now Heeman is awaiting com
pletion of arrangements to return
him to Binghamton. The adven
turous youth crossed the Atlantic
as a stowaway on the liner Fin
land. He was discovered during the
voyage and detained at Antwerp for
deportation. j.ie escaped, finally
reaching Paris, where he was await
ing a chance to visit the battle
fields. Finding himself without funds at
bedtime last night, he sought repose
in a handy garbage can.
GIRLS FINISH BIG HIKE
Courageous Pair From San Fran-
isco Reach Syracuse, X. V.
SYRACUSE, N Y.. Aug. 22. The
M'sses Jessica and Marcia McManus
reached Syracuse yesterday from
California, hitch-hiking their way to
Escorting and chaperoning each
other, they came from San Fran
cisco in two months, walking and
riding as necessity dictated and op
portunity offered. Unlike the ma
jority on the roads, Jessica and Mar
c'a wore skirts. Marcia, the "kid
sister," contends that "flapping" a
bit is an aid to success in hitch
hiking and that feminine attire is
part of the game.
Jessica is going to Radcllffe. Mar
cia is going to Columbia to enter the
Pulitzer school of journalism.
Lodge Delegate Returns.
ALBANY. Or.. Aug. 22. (Special.)
Willard L. Marks, local attorney
and one of the three Oregon men
who attended the supreme lodge of
the Knights of Pythias at San Fran
cisco, has returned from California
well pleased with the work ac
complished by the lodge session.
Mr. Marks also attended the meet
ing of the American Bar associa
tion and visited his mother and a
sister, who live at Napa.
Summer prices on coal. Phooe
Diamond -Coal Co.. Bdwy. 2037. Adv.
WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO TELL PRETTY SOON WHETHER OR NOT
ROBBING THE NEST AND HIDING THE EGGS.
VIRGINIA EDWAR05 WINS
POltTLAN'D GIItL IS CHOSEN
Victor 1 Fine Swimmer and
Diver; Merchants Promise
Many Beautiful Gifts.
(Continued From First Page.)
be one of the princesses of King
Neptune's court at the national
Gala Time la in Store.
There she will have a continuous
round of gala entertainment given
i;i her honor. She will take part
ir a national tourney of beauty at
which the judges, artists of national
and international repute, will award
the crown of loveliness to the fair-
est. It is felt that Miss Portland
will have a splendid opportunity to j
win the hiehest honors in this con
Gifts already promised'Miss Port
land by leading merchants of the
city are an evening gown by the
Meier & Frank company store, an
afternoon costume by H. Liebes
&-. Co., silk hosiery and lingerie by
Charles F. Berg, oxfords by the
Knight Shoe company, two bathing
suits, one by the Columbia Knitting
mills of Portland, and another by
the Asbury Mills, New York city,
one dozen best quality photographs
by Leonid Fink, portrait photog
rapher, and candy by Swetland's.
Conscientious Efforts Made.
The five judges gave their most
conscientious efforts to make their
award entirely fair and they ap
proached their task wholly without
prejudice in favor of any contestant.
Character of all five was such as to
establish public confidence in their I
verdict. Judge C. H. Carey was
chairman of the committee. Miss
Esther Wuest, superintendent of art
instruction in the public schools.
acted at the first session but was
called awav from the city and was
unable to serve later. Her place
was taken by Mrs. A. Gay of the
same department in the public
Other judges were John M. Mann,
who was acting mayor while George
Lm. Baker was absent from the city;
F. H. Kiser, well known scenic
photographer and motion picture
manufacturer, and Edward C. Sam
mons, assistant cashier of the Unit
ed States National bank.
Task Found Difficult.
The judges found their task ex
tremely difficult because of the
great number of beautiful girls who
had entered the contest. Through
out the judging they were embar
rassed by the wealth of material
from which they had to pick the
most perfect flower of girlhood.
They regretted extremely that there
were not sufficient prizes to go
around to the many whose seeming
perfection was thought to deserve
However, the fact that tne nnai
award was unanimous would indi
cate that the choice will be popular
even with the other contestants.
Judge Carey, at the conclusion oi
the contest, said:
"The committee regrets that it .s
unable to designate more than one
of the candidates as a type of Oregon
beauty. The fact is that practically
all of the photographs submitted
were pictures of beautiful girls and
the committee has had great diffi
culty in reaching a decision among
so many aspirants of first quality.
I wish to say for the committee that
the decision is entriely impartial,
none of the judges having received
any recommendations or solicitations
from any source whatever or for any
candidate prior to the rendition of
"The committee feels that in mat
ters of taste and judgment of this
kind, opinions will necessarily differ
and it is not possible to reach a re
sult which everyone will approve.
Each of the girls has her own ad
mirers and Justly so. But the com
mittee, without knowing the names
of the candidates, made Its choice,
first, from the photographs, and. sec
ondly, from verification by meeting
personally a number of possible first
"The decision of the committee is
unanimous and while we know the
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of these girls, we hope they will take
the verdict with philosophy and try
again next time."
RAIL CHIEFS HURRY BACK
(Continued From Firat Pagg.)
a "bloc" to oppose any plan for
restoration of seniority.
Despite continued assertions of
rail chiefs that they will enter the
conference without having before
them any definite proposal as a re
sult of their executive committee's
two-day conference with the big
five last week, reports persist in
labor circles that several such pro
posals were laid before the carrier
In each case full restoration of
seniority was said to have been the
outstanding feature. One such plan,
revealed in labor sources, tonight
was said vto have been written by
Secretary of Commerce Hoover and
an official of the Brotherhood' of
Engineers. containing provisions
similar to President Harding's last
proposal, cloaked in new words.
Wages, working conditions and
farming out of shop work would be
WHAT CONGRESS DID AS
ITS DAY'S WORK.
Tariff bill sent to confer
ence. Interstate and foreign
commerce committee favor
ably reports' coal commission
bill. Announcement made by
Representative Bland, repub
lican. Indiana, that he will
seek to amend coal commis
Not in session.
referred to the railroad labor board
for adjudication, according to this
plan, it was said.
Full Seniority Man-ted.
On the senioiity question strikers
I would return with full rights as of
July 12. Employes would retain
former rights, plus rights since
July 1. New men, taken on since
the strike was called, would have
rights dating from July 1. Under
this plan the strikers would lose
seniority rights for only the eight
weeks the strike now has been in
Most of the 148 rail men who will
attend the meeting arrived tonight
and began several informal cau
cuses in an effort to line up votes
for the balloting tomorrow.
Meantime labor headquarters again
became active with the arrival of
officials of the 16 shop crafts units,
who preceded the big five leaders
into the city. Warren S. Stone,
president of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineer, and B. F.
Jewell, president of the shop crafts
organization, are expected here to
morrow to lay plans for'the brother
hoods' resumption of sessions with
an executive committee of the as
sociation probably on Thursday.
The Oregonlan publishes practi
cally all of the want ads printed in
the other three Portland papers, in
addition to thousands of exclusive
advertisements not printed in any
other local paper.
S. H. rreen stamps I t cash.
Holman Fuel Co., coal and tood.
Rrnadwav 3B3: 660-21 Adv.
They are GOOD!
SHE HAS BEEN
Eiii ERA BEFORE CUM
RECONSTRUCTION OF POLITI
CAL AFFAIRS ABOUT DONE.
Reform Programme Appears
Assure Governmental and
WASHINGTON, D. C.,' Aug. 22.
Alter many months of confusion and
uncertainty, the reconstruction of
Cuba's political and fiscal affairs is
nearing completion on a basis which
state department officials regard as
promising an. era of restored con
fidence arid tranquility throughout
the island republic.
The reform programme, in the
drafting of which Cuban officials
J have had the constant aid of Major
I General Enoch H. Crowder of the
j American army, is said in advices
received here to have reached a
stage where re - establishment of
governmental and financial stability
I appears to be assured for the near
j Numerous changes in the gov
jernment machinery, makiag possible
j the retirement of fiscal and judicial
officials who stand in the way of
needed reforms, are coupled in the
reorganization plan with a sweep
ing rehabilitation of the entire tax
collecting and disbursing system of
the public treasury.
In a statement detailing the en
tire restoration programme tonight
the state department manifested
thorough satisfaction with the turn
taken by Cuban affairs and pre
dicted that a proper execution of
the plans now agreed upon among
Cuban officials undoubtedly would
gc far toward "normalization and
the betterment of business condi
California State Revenue Large.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 22.
The revenue from all sources for the
support and maintenance of the
state government for the fiscal year
wnicn oegan July 1 will total
541,221,000, according to an official
statement today by the state board
of equalization. v
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lar custom tailored
K. S. ERVIN & CO., Ltd.
Established 1901. ,
GENERAL, EVGI.HH TAILORS
CLOTHING READY FOR WEAR.
Second Floor Selling Bldg.
Sixth and Alder Streets.
TWO MORE STATES
111 COAL PEACE
Illinois and Indiana Miners
Prepare tcj ''Enter Pits.
OLD WAGE SCALE STANDS
All Agreements Concluded in Bi
tuminous Industry Based on
Settlement at Cleveland.
CHICAGO. Aug. 22. (By the As
sociated Press.) Soft coal operators
! and miners in two more states made
peace today, but anthracite operat
ors and miners' representatives
meeting in Philadelphia adjourned
a joint conference subject to call
without reaching an agreement.
Illinois and Indiana miners were
prepared to enter the pits tomorrow.
They followed the lead of Michi
gan, Iowa and Wyoming miners
who yesterday concluded agree
ments with operators. Southwest
ern operators and miners were hold
ing conferences at Kansas City in
an effort to bring about a settle
ment. The peace negotiations already
completed caused the department of
labor to estimate .the weekly bitu
minus coal production at 9,000,000
tons within a week.
Wage Scale to Be Same.
All the agreements, thus far con
cluded in the bituminous industry
have been based on the settlement
concluded at Cleveland- last week
between John L. Lewis, president of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, and his associates and operat
ors from seven states. By the terms
of this agreement the miners re
turned to work at the same wage
scale and under the same working
conditions as when they struck on
April 1, 144 days ago. This agree
ment is effective until next March
31, with provision for a fact-finding
commission to investigate the coal
Industry and the selection of a sub
committee of operators and miners
at a joint conference at Cleveland,
October 2, to determine methods of
negotiating future wage scales.
The agreement between Illinois
miners and operators came after
almost continuous conferences last
ing for five days between operators'
and miners' joint committees and
Negotiation Plan Accepted.
Today's agreement merely pro
vides for continuing present wages
and working conditions until next
March 31, eliminating the clause
providing for negotiations to formu
late a new contract to begin when
the present one expires. This clause
is to be supplanted by the Cleve
land plan of negotiation.
President Farrington of the Illi
nois miners' union announced to
night -that every Illinois operator
had signed the agreement and said
that all men had been ordered back
to work in this state. He predicted
normal production by Monday if the
trains were able to move the coal.
President Kavanaugh of the oper
ators' association of the fifth and
ninth districts declared that produc
tion in two weeks' time would be
sufficient to supply the householder.
He asserted that one result of the
strike would be the enactment of
legislation to prevent such strikes
in the future.
Public Demand Heeded.
"If the price of coal is fixed by
the state fuel administration or by
the federal fuel administration it is
my honest opinion that all operat
ors will abide by that price," said
He said the operators surrendered
because of the demand of the public
Dr. F. C. Honnold, secretary of the
Illinois Coal Operators' association,
estimated the loss to the individual
miner on this basis at $559 for the
period or. $50,310,000 for the 90,000
miners in the state. The idle-day
cost to the mining companies he
estimated at $25,000,000. He said the
consumers have probably paid an
average excess in price and freight
of $3 a ton. for 10,000,000 tons, a
possible total of $30,000,000.
Woman Attempts 'Suicide.
THE DALLES", Or., Aug. 22. (Spe
cial.) Apparently despondent as a
result of family difficulties, Mrs. H.
V. Allen of Seattle, late this after
noon attempted to end her life by
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drinking poison in her room at a
local hotel. She apparently repented
after having partaken of about
three-fourths of a bottle, for she
hunted up one of the chambermaids,
explained what she had done, and
asked for a doctor. X)rs. Thompson
and Coberth were at once called, and
they ordered -the woman taken to
the hospital, where it was reported
this evening that she had an even
chance of recovery. Mrs. Allen and
her husband had been here since
July 26, and had been quarreling
during the last week, other patrons
at the hotel said.
0SER WEDS IN 3 WEEKS
Ijicense to Marry Miss McCormlck
Applied for Under Swiss Law
(Copyright, 1922. by New York Times.)
(isy cnicago TriDuns ceased wire.)
GENEVA, Aug. 22. It Is expected
here that the wedding of Miss
Mathilde McCormlck and Max Oser
probably will take place at Basle
within the next three weeks. It is
stated that Oser has deposited
papers and .applied for a license to
marry, according to Swiss law, at
the civil registrar's office in Basle,
thereby giving plenty of time for
Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCormick,
who are at present attending the
Mozart festival at Salsburg, to ar
rive in Switzerland for the wedding.
Meantime Miss Mathilde is having
a splendid holiday around Lucerne,
sometimes accompanied by Max Oser.
Mrs. Stanley McCormlck, who has
rented the Chateau Prangins near
Geneva for the summer, says the
wedding will not take place there,
as Miss Mathilde is trying to evade
FORD PLANT USES OIL
Burners Are Installed Because of
Shortage of Coal.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 22. Owing
to the shortage of coal, the Ford
Motor company's Highland Park
plant has been equipped with oil
burners, it was announced today.
The change wa made without loss
of time to any of the 42,000 em
ployes. The Ford company, it is under
stood, has placed orders for 12,000,
000 gallons of fuel oil. Before in
stalling oil burners, coke screen
ings and other fuel were tried out
but found unsatisfactory.
The oil burners have been placed
in all the boilers, of which there
are 14. Whether they will be con
tinued in use after the fuel short
age has passed has not been deter
mined. inkers of genuine cAustralian Kangaroo
Boots and Shoes for men and 'women
Protzman Shoe Co.
W A N T.E
For Shops and Roundhouse
Machinists ....v.... 70 cents per hour
Blacksmiths J....... 70 cents per hour
Sheet Metal Workers ........... 70 cents per hour
Electricians .................. 70 cents per hour
Stationary Engineers ......... Various rates
Stationary Firemen Various rates
Boilermakers 70c to 70J4 per hour
'I Passenger Car Men .......... 70 cents per hour
Freight Car Men 63 cents per hour
Helpers, all classes . . 47 cents per hour
Mechanics and helpers are allowed time and one-half
:for time worked in excess of eight hours per day.
Strike conditions prevail.
APPLY ROOM 312,
COUCH BUILDING, 109 FOURTH ST., NEAR
284.277 IS ASKED
FOR STATE HOMES
Institution Heads and Bud
get Committee Meets.
ACTION IS HELD UP
Items to Be Investigated and Abr
solute Needs of Departments
to Be Ascertained.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 22. (Special.)
Superintendents of the various
state institutions, at a meeting of
the state budget commission held
here today, recommended the erec
tion of new buildings, extensions
and. improvements during the bien
nium starting January 1, 1923,
aggregating- a cost of $284,277.
Action on the recommendations will
not be taken by the commission
until the several items have been
investigated and the absolute needs
of the institutions have been deter
mined. .A. summary of the recommenda
tions, as submitted to the commis
Oregon state hospital Industrial
building. $34,300: machine shed, cottace
Ifarm. 6200; total, $40,700.
Feeble minded home Dormitory, $45,-
000; auditorium, gymnasium and flrhool
building. $51,840; addition to dining
room. $12,800; alteration.. $6000: total.
State tuberculosis Hospital Pavilion
for children. $17,000.
State blind school Dormitory for boys.
$55,000; assembly hall, and Bleeping
rooms, $11,860; total. $86,860.
State deaf school Service building.
$2380; machine shed and fe.d barn,
$2760; manure box, $580; rustic bridge.
$280: total, $6000.
Oregon state penitentiary Root house,
$1500; service building, $1300: green
house, $600; brooder house, $350: total.
. Girls' industrial school Root ' house.
$860: garage and storage, JS-'O; total,
Old soldiers' home Dining room and
kitchen building, $18,200; oold storage
building. $2200; total. $20,400.
Eastern Oregon hospital To complete
Grand total, 84,Z77.
The Industrial building recom
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takV.l.".,V!u.''!l' Established 1553
mended by Dr. R. E. Lee Steiner.
superintendent of the state hospital,
if allowed by the commission, will
be 80 by 225 feet in dimensions and
will contain a carpenter shop, paint
shop, tin ehop, tailor shop, machine
shop, sowing room and industrial
room with storage closet.
The dormitory requested at the
feeble minded home would be de
voted exclusively for housing boys,
and would have a capacity of be
tween 70 and 80 inmates. It Is pro
posed that the structure shall be of
brick construction and fireproof. Be
sides having ix class rooms the
auditorium recommended at the
feeble minded institution would have
a seating capacity of 1000 peoirtr,
and be provided with a stage and
moving picture machine. Alterations
to the present buildings necessary
because of the erection of tie n.-v
structures would cost approximate!"
Hospital Wins Wanted.
Plans for the proposed new dor
mitory at the state school for the
blind call for a building having a
capacity sufficient to accommodate
45 boys. The structure would con
tain 11 sleeping rooms, study room,
work room ami play' rooms in the
basement. An incline would be pro
vided instead of a stairway. An
assembly room also would be a part
of this structure.
Besides completing the basement
of the eastern Oregon state hos
pital, estimates were placed ' before
the commission looking to the com
pletion of the upper floor of the
new wing to the hospital which was
erected during the present summer.
Estimates for this worlw totalled
$42,000. W. D. McNary, superintend
ent of the eastern Oregon hospital.
said that the completion of the new
wing would provide accommodations
for approximately 100 more -patients
and would tend to relieve the crowd
ed conditions at the state hospital
ocated in Salem. .
The new dining room and kitchen
buildmg requested at the Old
Soldiers' home at Roseburg, if ap
proved, will relieve the congested
condition of that institution and
provide storasre facilities.
Fashion Expert Read.
BOSTON. Aug. 22. Mrs. Bell Arm
strong Whitney, a fashion expert
and ex-newspaper woman of . this
city, is dead in Paris, according to
a cablegram received here Monday.
Mrs. Whitney was decorated hy the
French government for her work
during the war. She was the widow
of Dr. Charles A. Whitney of New
Two Killed in Kxplosion.
HOUSTON, Tex., Auar- 22 Two
men were killed and a third in
jured at Goose Creek. 25 miles from
here, when a charge of dynamite
exploded today in a blacksmith shop.