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TJIE MORXIXG OREGOXIA TEID AY, OCTOBER 6,
E OF SCHOOL BOARD
Action Deferred Until Next
I. Session of Directors.
HOSFORD TO GET RELIEF
Tirst Portables Available Prom
Vised to District and Perma
nent Structure Later.
"-An extensive recommendation of
building- action for immediate con
sideration was presented at the
Wednesday meeting of the school
Ijoard by the education committee
and was referred for consideration
to be acted upon at the next ses
aion. One portion of the recom
mendation was passed, however,
etating that the first portables
-available be released to Hosford
pchool and a permanent building- be
eupplied at the earliest possible
'date. Representatives of Hosford
school, headed by Dr. F. H. Dam
masch, presented the cause of the
A new school site between Rose
City Park and Mount Tabor headed
the list of recommendations for im
mediate consideration. Second on
the list was the recommendation
that Chapman be replaced by 20
Kennedy Addition Urged.
V A six-room addition to Kennedy
-Bchool was recommended, as also
was the first unit of eight rooms
for Beaumont school.
The committee advised that Fern
wood school be finished by the com
pletion -of eight rooms and an as
sembly hall and that eight rooms
be added to Kellogg. It also ad
vised the addition of six rooms to
Woodstock school and four rooms
to Capitol Hill, and it recommended
for the new Duniway school 10
rooms and an assembly halL
The need of an adequate site for
Sunnyside school, comprising three
blocks In addition to the one block
already in use, was noted in the
list. Recommendation No. 12 was
that pertaining to Hosford school
Recommendations for high schools
included a southeast unit for
Franklin high school containing 15
rooms and necessary laboratories,
tThe committee also advised a gym
nasium at Benson Polytechnic
school, including 12 classrooms.
All Items Xeeded.
. '"The committee feels that every
Item listed is absolutely necessary,"
said Director Clark, chairman of
the education committee. "There is
no question of the need."
Following a lengthy discussion of
the bond issue for school building,
;Jt was decided to rescind action
"taken at last week's session and
. . to issue and advertise bonds for
$300,000 beginning November 1.
Last week's action called for an
Issue of $1,000,000.
Play sheds will be built at Ala
meda and Marysville schools, ac
cording to action taken at the meet
ing. There will be two at each place.
allowing separate sheds for boys
Office la Discontinued.
; The board voted to discontinue
the 'office of superintendent of op
erations, the new order to become
effective November 1. The motion
stated that the duties of the office
will be performed by the superin
tendent of properties.
J. J. Donovan of Oakland, Cal.,
presented the matter of the Interna
tional Health and Safety exposition
to be held in Oakland November
,17 to 26 and invited the board to
prepare an exhibit of work being
done at the Mills school in Port
land. The matter was referred to
120-foot width as the- official stand
ard for the future.
England's roads approached 100
per cent perfect long1 Tiefore any
great accomplishment -in fiighwav
construction had been recorder
this country. Long before the war
the highways of England had be
come rivals of the railways through
the use of motor trucks and steam
traction engines, often hauling sev
erai trailers, each with a capaci
of tons. The roads bore this traffic
well and their maintenance, which
calls for almost daily inspection and
continuous repairs, has enabled
these highways to stand up under
a nuch heavier traffic than 90 per
cent of American roads receive.
The plans of the government will
involve a total- of several thousand
miles of additional new construe
tion, destined to make London the
center of" the most adequately.
roaded section of the world.
T0N9 SLAYER IDENTIFIED
MAX LIKE LIM KEB SEEX AT
SCEXE OF KILLIXG.
BONUS PROBE PROMISED
SPECIAL GRAND JIRY SKS
SIOX IS LIKELY.
' Deschutes Judge Ready to Start
. Investigation, if Anyone
j , Desires Action.
" ; BEND, Or.f Oct. 4. (Special.)
Should either the state bonus com
; mission or H. J. Overturf, discharged
this week as a member of the Des
Chutes county board of appraisers,
desire an investigation as to the
truth of charges made against Over
, turf and his colleague, O. B. Hardy
of Redmond, also summarily re
moved. Circuit Judge Duffy will call
; a. special session of the Deschutes
-ounty grand jury to make a thor
'ough probe, he said tonight. Over
turf had stated a few hours earlier
.that he would request such an in
--In a statement issued this after
"noon Overturf asserted that his dis
;nissai was the result of antagonism
between himself and Governor Ol
;.cott arising out of Overturf's atti
tude on the bill passed by the 1921
legislature to return to the Various
irrigation districts of thestate ac-
" crued interest and delinquency
charges resulting- from special lev
ies made on their respective proper
ties. Oicott had opposed the meas-
( ure sponsored by Overturf, the Bend
. legislator said,
Overturf stated that estimates on
property valuations are only a mat
ter of personal opinion and that the
; state commission had the opportun-
ity to cut down his estimates if it
' so de'sired.
Frank R. Prince, republican pre-
cinct committeeman, resigned today
; in order, he said, to be at liberty to
express his opinion as to the action
, taken by the state bonus commis
sion in discharging H. J. Overturf j
, or hena and o. is. Hardy of Ked-
mond 8-s county appraisers.
Trial of Chinaman on Charge of
Shooting White Continued
Lim Kee, on trial for the murder
Lof John Stevens last November,
was pointed out in the circuit court
room Wednesday afternoon by R. F.
Heinig as a Chmaman who greatly
resembled a man the witness- had
seen walking at a rapid rate away
from the scene of the tong battle in
which Stevens, an innocent pedes
trian, was killed by one of the bul
lets fired at a fleeing member of a
rival tong by Harry Chin, who has
already pleaded guilty to the shoot
ing and been sentenced to the state
penitentiary for life. e
The state, in its efforts to obtain
the conviction of Kee, is seeking to
prove that the Chinaman was-Chin s
companion on the night of the gun
battle. Heinig, a stationary en
gineer, testified that he was stand
ing in the doorway of an employ
ment office near Second and -tsurn-side
streets when he heard the
fusillade of shots.
He stepped to the door in time to
see Harry Chin running away, he
declared, and while there noticed
another Chinaman walking past him
on the sidewalk. He said this China
man appeared to be the same age as
Kee and of the same general build.
John Anderson testified that he
saw Chin shooting.
The case will probably occupy the
rest of the week.
CAR SIGN IS PROTESTED
Ijents and Mount Scott Demand
Cluvnge ot Destination. '
Lents and Mount Scott people ob
ject to the" designation "Mt. Scott,"
as applied to the street cars running
to that section, and by a resolution.
adopted Wednesday night by Mount
Scott Improvement club, will asK
that the name of 'the cars be changed
to "Foster Road Cars." In addition,
the company will be asked to in
struct its conductors to call names
of streets instead of stations..
The club by another, resolution,
favored the Ross island" bridge site
and pledged moral and financial
support to that project. R. D. Wright
ar.d J. K. Johnson spoke for the
erection of the bridge.
Mount Scott people also object to
the practice of certain citizens of
riding motorcycles on the sidewalks
of that district. A resolution was
adopted, requesting that the police
end this practice and that additional
police protection be afforded that
district during the night hours.
PflRT-lfiDli GETS YEAH
HEIR TO $62,000 AM) LAND IS
SESTEXCED TO ROCKPIXE. r
Judge Tells Cherokee His Fortune
Will Not Last Long Enough
to Say "Jack Rabbit."
Heir To ?62,00 and 160 acreS of
land In" the Creokee reservation in
Oklahoma, Raymond Clarkston, 20,
one-sixteenth Cherokee Indian, will
spend the .next year of his life a
Kelly Butte rockpile.. He was sen
fenced yesterday by Municipal
Judge Ekwall when he could not
explain to the satisfaction or the
court how $140 belonging to Frank
Allen, -a boilermaker, happened to
be fo-jnd in his pocket when he and
a soldier companion were picked up
at Sixth and Davis streets at
o'clock Wednesday morning.
"A nice lot of money for you- to
be turned loose with, ft won't last
Ions enough for you to say jack-
rabbit.' " said the Judge after
Charleston had explained that he
had not worked srnee ms discharge
from the army a month ago be
cause he soon wouia pecome
moneyed man. He is-married and
expressed surprise when questioned
about his wiles work in a ureek
'Why shouldn't she work 7 be
asked with real curiosity. '
"And to think," Judge Ekwall re
marked as the man left the court
room, "there are men working their
heads off to pay taxes while the
government turns over a fortune te
man like that.
Washington, D. C, was chief of the
quartermaster department of the
army during 1916, 1917 and 1918.
Colonel Jones served in the Indian
wars which followed the civil war.
In 1909 he was retired ay deputy to
the quartermaster-generaL July 9,
1518, he was assigned to the Port
land branch of the department. H;
is survived: by three daughters,
nephew. Dr. Marion F. Jones of
Portland, and a sister living'
Jury Declares Place Is
Unfit for Use....
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Oct. 4.
(Special.) Caustic criticism of the
city jail, the only place for .incar
ceration of Klamath county prison
ers, was contained in the report of
the county grand jury filed tonight.
The grand jury declared the jail is
Inadequate to the needs or the coun
ty, is insanitary and unfit for the
confinement of human beings and
unfit for Jail purposes.
The report specified that a copy.
Ci-lling attention to the jail's .condi
tion, be filed with the county coi)rt.
Public dances in this city were
condemned as improperly regulated
and leading to immoral conditions.
Five true bills were returned
charging Mrs. OUie Blowers with
the murder of Tom Montoya. Mexi
can sheepherder; William J lscner
and William Barke with criminal
syndicalism, and Tom . Richardson
and Juan Valencia with larceny.
BUXTON, Or., Oct. 4. (Special.)
George and Merle McCormick,
brothers, and another man were ar
rested at a still in the hills about
two miles west of town by Sheriff
Alexander and a deputy at dusk
yesterday and lodged in jail at
Hillsboro. Mr. Eastman, uncle of
the McCormicks, went to Hillsboro
today to arrange for bail. George
McCormick said the still . was his
and took all the blame.
RADIO TRANSMITS POWER
Electric Light Bulb Ignited at
Distance of 2000 Feet.'
SAM FRANCISCO. Successful
transmission of electric motive
power by radio, a feat much sought
after for years in wireless aeveiop
ment. but hitherto unaccomplished,
announced by the Lnited htates
Radio corporation, a San Francisco
The discovery of a method oi sucn.
nnnrAf transmission. accoruiHK lu
Wallace F. Vail, president of the Ban
Francisco company, was iirst maae
wo weeks ago.
As a result of successful demon-
tration of the new discovery. Vail
also announced, government autnor-
ties at Washington have oraerea
n immediate, investigation Dy
nited States navy engineers at
Mare Island with a view, it is be
lieved, of further development and
utilization of the invention for grov-
The demonstrations already given,
nd which are declared to be a con-
derable improvement over the
first discoveries made two weeks
P"o. are said to consist in transmit-
titng sufficient electrical energy a
istance of 20-00 feet to light bril
liantly two 130-volt 50-wa-tt tung-
ten bulbs. ,
Another- successful experiment
which is said to have been made in
the ringing of an electric doorbell in
Berkeley by radio power sent out
from the radio corporation's plant.
President Vail of the local radio
concern yesterday refused to make
any forecasts as to what further de
velopments anight come from the
new invention or to predict that it
was the first development in the
transmission of electric energy in
sufficient quantities for commercial
"The discovery was the result of
experiments, and, although we have
given some highly gratifying dem
onstrations, it is still in the experi
mental stage," he declared.
"The greatest distance that we
have been able to transmi t suffi
cient electric energy to light large
electric bulbs is only 2000 feet.
When it is remembered that the
first experiments in radiophone
transmission showed even a lesser
range, and that the distance has
been increased to thousands of miles
since that time, the new discovery
might be said to open up a wonder
ful field of possibilities."
According to officials of the radio
concern- the successful experiments
so far made have been carried on
with an ordinary high-power radio
broadcasting outfit, together with a
special "hookup" on a receiving set.
RAILWAY FILES PROTEST
Southern Pacific Objects, to Low
ering Tracks. .
' SALEM, . Or Oct.' 4. (Special. V
Lowering of its tracks ten feet for
a distance of approximately half
mile in connection with the proposed
construction of an overhead cross-
ing:on the route of the Pacific hign
way, near Creswell, was protested
by representatives of the Southern
Pacific Railroad company at a hear
ing held here today.
Application for the overhead cross
ing was filed by the state highway
commission, and has the support of
the Lane county court. The rail
road company estimated that the
cost of lowering its tracks would
total. J37.500, while, the construe
tion of the proposed crossing would
Increase the aggregate expenditure
to more than SoO.OOO.
It was said that this -is the first
time that the Oregon public service
commission has been asked to pass
on the question of ordering a rail
road company to lower its tracks in
connection with the establishment
of a crossing. ,
LODGES GOING TO FETE
Several Invitations of Vancouver
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Oct. 4.
(Special.) The Salem Cherrians and
the Newberg Berrians, have ac
cepted invitations of the Vancouver
Prunarians to attend th annual
prune harvest festival to be held
here the lat three days of next
week. This announcement was made
at the weekly luncheon of the Prun
arians today. A luncheon will be
kiven in their honor booster dav.
October 13. . . .
Plans for the festival are going
along very well, according to the
general director, M..-S. Cohen, who
predicted that this year's festivities
will eclipse anything yet attempted.
Invitations have been issued to a
number of uniformed lodges of,
Portland to take part in a big pa
rade to be held on Saturday night.
October 14. '
Latvia Joyful Over Harvest,.
RIGA. Reports of good crops in
Russia fills Latvians with bright
hopes for the future. Men are say
ing: "The great comrade will soon
conquor the capitalist," meaning
that the good harvest will soon van
quish hunger. It is expected that
Russia will export corn. Prepara
tions are making for great gather-
ngs to celebrate the bringing in' of
he harvest, a festival of thanksgiv
ing. ' .
RADIO MUSIC P1SED
lAXTEN'S SOLOS ARE
Miss Margaret Laughton Plays
Flute Obligato' for Vocal
The soprano solos of Jeannette
Boyer Xanten, with flute obligato
by Miss Margaret Laughton, broad
ast from The Oregonian radio
tower Wednesday night, were pro
nounced the most beautiful music
ever sent out over the air in Port
land by dozens of fans.
Mrs. Xanten took part In the sec
ond concert, -which had been ar
ranged, by Paul Petri, her teacher.
The first concert, wh,ich was of a
different type, but also as nearly
perfect as possible,, was given by
Miss Marjorie Trotter, violinist;
Miss Eda Trotter, pianist, and Mark
V. Ianiels, baritone. Very few of
the all-star double programmes
which The Oregonian has broadcast
on Wednesday nights have raised as
much enthusiasm among the radio
audience as this, the concert's last
The second concert" consisted of
violin, flute and soprano solos, and
two of the artists were new to local
radio fans. These were Miss Ines
M. Chambers, violinst, and Jeanette
Boyer Xanten, soprano.
Miss Chambers was an excep
tional find, and her four violin
solos went out clearly and dis
tinctly. At the piano was Mrs.
Alvina E. Knowlton. an unusually
able accompanist, and her solos did
much to make the solos the master
pieces they were.
It was Miss Laugnton's mth radio
concert as a flute soloist and she
scored the same triumph that has
accompanied her on all the others.
She played two solos, and each was
station at Salt Lake with the same
As the crystal set will receive, as
a rule, only up to about -5 miles,
his reception of stations from SO' to
500 miles with such & set was out
of the ordinary. It was probably
due to extraordinary conditions at
tending both transmitting and re
ct'iving station localities.
A dozen more letters were re
ceived Wednesday from distant
points-that heard one or more con
certs from The Oregonian during
the last week. AH together, nearly
10C letters have been received in a
week from fans living in Califor
nia, Washington, Canada. Idaho,
Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Ne
vada, and Oregon.
JAMES M00RE IS GUILTY
Jury Recommends Leniency After
Conviction of Assault.
OREGON CITT. Or.. Oct. 4.
(Special.) James Moore, indicted
last March on four statutory
counts, today was convicted in
Judge Campbell's court on the sec
ond charge, citing him for an of
fense against the person of Violet
McKinnis, a girl under 1. The
jury, which returned the verdict of
guilty after exactly one hour's de
liberation; recommended extreme
The recommendation was not em
bodied in the verdict, but the plea
was made verbally from the box
by Robert T. Appleby, foreman. .
. Runaway Boy Caught.
Dean " Rose, 12, ran away from
home at Raymond. Wash,, yesterday,
taking train to Portland. He was
picked up by inspectors when the
rain arrived. His father, E. .F.
Rose, will arrive for him today.
WYOMING NOW IX AUDIENCE
Many Western States Get Orego
nian Radio Concerts.
Another state was added Wednes
day to the growing list from which
letters have been received lately.
reporting fine reception of The Ore
gonian radio concerts. From Bur
lington, Wyo., a letter came yester
day written by Alfred Hague, who
listened to the concert of September
7, broadcast from The Oregonian
'I was surprised at the strength
of your station, for the volume was
as great as if you were only a few
miles away," declared the Wyoming
fan "It was the first time that I
happened to catch your station out
of the many that are available to
Mr. Hague was using at the time
a three-circuit tuner with three
steps of radio frequency and two
steps of audio frequency amplifica
tion. HJs outfit brings in stations
as far east as Chicago, he wrote.
An unusual feat was reported by
Holt Stockton of Sheridan, Or.,
Wednesday by letter. Using a sim
ple crystal set on the evening of
October 2, he picked up The Orego
nian concert 60 miles away and
enjoyed several numbers. Later in
the evening he also tuned in a sta
tion at Medford and heard the new I
0. F. SHINTAFFER WEDS
Ex-Resident of Clarke County
Takes Bride In Vancouver.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Oct. 4
(Special.) O. F. Shintaffer, 65
years old, formerly ot this county
and Mrs. Sina Mason. 63. both of
Portland, were married here thl
afternoon by J. L. Garrett, county
auditor, In the office of the county
Mr. Garrett, who also has the
title of minister, issued the license
and took the couple into the com
missioners' room next door and per
formed the ceremony.
Mr. Shintaffer was candidate for
sheriff on the republican ticket here
four years ago but was defeated.
Girl Struck by Automobile.
Louise. 10-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. August Wagner, 455
Twenty-third street, was knocked
down at Thirteenth and Main
streets Wednesday night by an au
tomobile driven by Jennet House,
452 Vista avenue. At St. Vincent's
hospital Louise was found to have
a fracture of the left ankle.
4. A Neat 'i 7 "h
Educator V ' ' r XV
0 for Men Jf' j
New 3Ieyers Hotel Raided.
The New Meyers hotel. 112 Fourth
street, was raided by morals squad
officers Wednesday afternoon and
11 inmates, men and women and all
negroes, were taken to headquar
ters. They were charged with vag
rancy and T'ith b'lng drug addicts.
S. Yamajuchl, landlord, was arrested
Mrs. J. B. Wirt Dies.
ASTORIA. Or.. Oct. 4. (Special.)
Mrs. J. R. "Wirt, formerly a resi
dent of Astoria, but now of Port
land, died tonight at the home of
her daughter in this city. She was
63 years of age and Is survived by
her widower, one daughter, Mrs.
WHY treat your poor feet roogh?
I( you pinch and cramp five toe
In room for about three, you must ex
pect them to complain.
Put on a pair of well made, aerTlce
able Educator and learn what foot
comfort really mean.
Give your poor old feet a chance in
hoy that "let the feet grow aa they
Educators are made for every mem
ber of the family.
RICE Gr HUTCH1N3
c). ue . era.
that wots baot
FOR MEN AND WOMEN
MERCHANDISE RELIABLE neTHObt. 1 J
Tonot m r. wttt imp TtrH rrrTl
Joseph Grlbler. Astoria, and two
sons, A. J. Wirt, Tacoma. and A. R.
Wirt. Centralis. She also left one
slater. Mrs. K. K. Ijirn. Portland.
Th. body will lis stripped to l'ort-
.l ! r ll i
Direction of Jensen and yon Herfrerg
BALL CUT FROM STOMACH
Unusual Operation on Kansas
City Barber a Success.
KANSAS CITT, Mo. Galen B.
George, a" barber, is improving at
he General hospital following an
un Usual operation. A ball of wood
ulp and hair seven and one-:half
inches in circumference was re
moved from his stomach. George
tr'ld the surgeons he had been a
barber for 35 years and had been in
the habit of chewing toothpicks.
The physicians say he probably
swallowed bits of the toothpicks
and inhaled fine particles of hair
while at work.
Surgeons said while they often
rernoved foreign accumulations from
stomachs, the size of the ball taken
from George was most unusual. Re
covery will be complete they say.
George is 51 years old.
SIX STARS IN
: WIDER ROADS
; Thoroughfares in Great
LONDON. Country roads and city
treets to be laid out hereafter in
Great Britain win have a riyht-of-
wav 1-0 feet wide in most instances :
and 100 feet wide as a minimum, if
present plans of the government are 1 1
The same dispatch states that !
because motor traffic has made it j
obvious that the old narrow country
roads are not In these days safe, j
and because unemployment in many
lines makes the time seem a favor
able one for the construction and
improvement of hiirhways, public
enthusiasm has greeted the official
Will Direction, of Jensen and Von Herbert V ffc I J i
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retired, who died September 20 at . - -' FA tkjy 3 , ' i - i
(This picture will not be shown : t Jl K
I ' again in Portland for many months.) JL Jj i t 11 Vi0 yWfoV&0 S 'CSlZ ,V
,p)an for the widening of existing-
roads &ad the establishment of the
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