Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 03, 1922, Page 4, Image 4

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Motor Company Head Shuns
Newspaper Interviewers.
Heir Presumptive to Millions
Keeps Local Chiefs Busy
at Mght Meeting.
Edscl Ford, president of the Ford
Motor company, and heir presump
tive to millions, motors and, maybe,
Muscle Shoals, arrived in Portland
late yesterday afternoon from the
south aboard his private car. Fair
lane, to spend the entire evening in
close conference with local agents
and executives of the company. He
was met at East Morrison street
station by W. H. Goodwin, local
manager, and escorted immedia'ely
to the company's plant at East
Eleventh and Division streets.
Both the Fairlane and Mr. Ford
were late, several hours late in fact,
owing to an early morning derail
ment on the Shasta division of the
Southern Pacific and by reason of
this tardiness plans for the enter
tainment of Mr. Ford and his party
were virtually abandoned.
Secrecy Is Observed.
Reputed to be a keen young busi
ness man,- the chief of one of the
greatest industrial enterprises in
the world insisted upon the night
conference, and did not even dine
at a downtown hotel. An air of
secrecy hovered about the Fairlane
end the nebulous millionaire.
"Mistah Ford," advised the smil
ing porter of the private car, "is
somewhere 'round about town. Yes
sah. 'Most generally he nevah
catches this here car till it's just
a minute or so before train time."
At the Ford plant, where Edsel
Ford was? reviewing Oregon pros
pects and advocating greater effi
ciency this last the announced pur
pose of his continental tour it was
suavely announced that Mr. Ford
had not been there, would not be
there, and goodness only kmows
where he was. Long experience
had trained Edsel, evidently, in the
elusive tactieg ot his distingufshed
father who is reputed to be a dif
ficult man to find when not inclined
toward an interview.
Acquaintance Kinds Meiutt.
H. .1. Bryant, senior classman of
the Hill Military academy, son of
H. H. Bryant, state agent of the
Ford company in Idaho, visited the
Fairlane twice in quest of Edsel
Ford, who is his first cousin. Fre
quently he has been the guest of
the Fords, and it was his earnest
representations that at length
brought Mr. Ford to the telephone,
with a cousinly greeting and the
proffer of an appointm-f after the
"Edsel is a fine fellow,"' said Ca
det Bryant. "He was .my brother's
chum back in Michigan' before Mr.
Ford made his fortune. I was only
a little chap, of course, and too
-:mall in he their nlavm.ite. hut I
emember those days quite clearly
uncle iienry is ine unesi initii jl byci
knew. I'd say that even if he wasn't
who he is. He's never in bad humor,
and he's always smiling and full ot
fun. He married my father's sister.
' War ReeOTd Iefended.
"Edsel wasn't treated fairly by
the newspapers during the war. It
is qu'te true that he didn't enlist,
but he wanted to. Uncle Henry
wished him to stay and help with
the company. They compromised on
the proposal that Edsel should serve
as soon as he was called in the
draft. It isn't his fault that he
wasn't called. He was ready. He
had attended a couple of military
schools and was offered a commis
sion because of this training. He
told them, and it was quite like him,
that he wouldn't accept and that
when he went he wanted to go as
an enlisted man."
Edsel Ford has twice before vis
ited the coast once 'when he vis
ited the San Francisco exposition
passing through Portland, and once
at the wheel of a special model
racing auto, a flivver for all that
in a try for the transcontinental
motoring record from New York te
Race AVon by 18 Hours.
It was one of the seasons of the
Seattle potlatch, and the record
reads that Edsel Ford worsted his
nearest contestant by matter-of
18 hours. He was then a boy in
his teens.
Mr. Ford is accompanied on his
tour of inspection by W. A. Ryan of
Detroit, B. Jt Graves of Los Angeles
and several other members of the
Ford organization. At 11:30 last
night the Fairlane turned north
ward to Seattle and Tacoma, con
tinuing tne continental circle. .
Fred H. Fuller of Watertown, "s".
Y., Guest or W. P. Hawley.
OREGON CITY, Or., Nov. 2. (Sne
cial.) Fred H. Fuller of Water
town, N. Y., was in Oregon City to
day as the guest of W. P. Hawley,
president of the Hawley Pulp &
Paper Co., and his son, Willard P.
Haw.ey Jr., vice-president and gen
eral manager of the paper mill.
Mr. Fuller also visited among
some or nis otner mends in Oregon
City, for he was a resident of this
city years ago when he helped to
set the second paper machine in
place In the Crown Willamette
Paper company's plant, at that time
the mill of the Willamette Pulp &
Paper Co., before the consolidation
of that mill and the Crown com
pany's paper mill.
Edward Green, Famous 40 Years
Ago, Is Believed Suicide.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Edward
Green, famous 40 years ago as the
composer of "Will You" Remember
Me," "Mother's Memory" and other
ballads of the '80s, died of gas poi
soning today in the small plumbing
shop where he had worked the last
jears of his life.
As a young man Green had sung
in the music halls of the city. Cir
cumstances of hi3 death Indicate sui
cide, the authorities said.
Armistice Day Event to Be Cli
max to Music Week.
As a climax to Portland's annual
music week and an event in con
nection with the Pacific Interna
tional Livestock exposition and with
father-and-son week,' all of which
are on the calendar for next week
the city's first annual community
grand musical ball has been an
nounced for the evening of Novem-
, ber 11, Armistice (Jay, .at the Arm-
cry bunding. The event also wilt be
one of the features of the Armistioe
day celebration in Portland.
The community ball is under the
auspices of the Community Service,
which has named a committee head
ed by H. R. Blauvelt to be 'n charge,
and plans already &re under way to
make the event the largest enter
tainment held 'n Portland for a
long period.
Tickets to the ball are on sale at
a nominal price and the proceeds of
the event will go to defray the ex
penses of music week, which by
agreement have been limited to
$1000. All money above that sum
taken in through sale of tickets will
be distributed to needy ex-service
men through a special committee
headed by Oolonel C. C. Hammond.
Only Congressional Contest Is
In Sixth District, Says
San Francisco.
cial.) The republican ticket should
sweep California next Tuesday be
cause of the overwhelming repub
lican majority. The registration
shows the republicans to have more
than 600,000 votes in excess of the
democrats. The total registration
is 1,532.3S4, of which 968,429 are
United States Senator Johnson is
expected to win over his democratic
opponent, William J. Pearson, by a
quarter of a million votes. The
race for governor between Friend
W. Richardson, republican, and
Thomas Lee Woolwine, (wet) demo
crat, is being hotly contested, with
both sides claiming victory. The
republican candidate should be an
easy winner, however, based oa the
There is only one congressional
contest, that in the sixth district,
where J. L. MacLafferty, republican,
is figured an easy winner. In the
first and second distriots the 'demo
cratic incumbents won the repub
lican nomination at the primaries
and have no opposition today.
In all other congressional dis
tricts the republicans expect to win
by large majorities.
Nationalist Youths, Led by Girl,
Wreck Office at Warsaw.
WARSAW, Nov. 2. (By the As
sociated Press.) The introduction
of fascist! methods is enlivening the
election campaign. A group of na
tionalist youths, ied by a university
cf Warsaw girl student, today raid
ed and wrecked the offices of the
Kurjer Poranny, a pro-Pilsudski
newspaper. The members of po
litical parties are tearing down
posters of opposing factions or past
ing their own bills over those of
their rivals. These acts lead to
frequent fisticuffs. During a dis
turbance today a prominent writer
of a nationalist newspaper was bad
ly beaten.
The campaign is an extremely hot
one in the cities between the so
cialist and the nationalists. The
principal promise made by the so
cialists is a new housing law, which
would forbid landlords to raiBe
rentals or dispossess tenants who
pay regularly.
Biscuit Salty, Says Survivor ot
City of Honolulu.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2. The sea
biscuits furnished passengers who
were forced to take to lifeboats
when the steamer City of Honolulu
took fire in the Pacific ocean recent
ly were salty, according to a depo
sition filed by Dr. P. C. Keck of San
Francisco today with John K. Bui
ger, supervising inspector of the
steamboat inspection service.
Dr. Keck, who was a passenger on
the City of Honolulu, said in his de
position that the water furnished in
two lifeboats was "brackish" and
appeared to have been in the boats
since the City of Honolulu was built.
The other lifeboats contained no
water, the doctor alleged. Supervis
ing Inspector Bulger will investigate
the charges.
Harry D. Morris Youngest Stu
dent at Corvallis Institution.
LEGE, Corvallis, Nov. 2. (Special.)
The youngest student in college
is Harry Dunlap Morris, lo, of Cor
vallis. Morris was the youngest
graduate from the Corvallis high
school last year. He was a member
of several high school clubs and so
Morris has always wanted to be a
surgeon, and is registered in the
school of pharmacy, taking all the
pre-medicar subjects available' in
preparation for his life work. He
intends to finish the four-year
course at this institution and go
east to take his surgery.
Public Dinner Tonight.
Women of the republican execu
tive committee will give a dinner
tonight at the chamber of com
merce at 6:30 o'clock, to which the
public is invited. Governor and -rs.
Olcott will be the guests of honor.
Ten women and ten men have been
obtained to make speeches, limited
to one minute each, and each
speaker has instructions to make
the talk as snappy as it is short and
to condense a full-length speech
into 60 seconds.
: ft- Closed Cto att a
B Msw Low Pi4ce -:
Millionaire Reformer Gain
ing in Popularity.
Cplifter Takes Delight in De
tailing to Wet Communities
Plans for Reforms.
By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.l
Gifford Pinchot, former bull mooser.
millionaire reformer and irrepres
sible uplifter, is going to be elected
governor of Bennsylvama next
Tuesday, according to present indi
cations elected as a regular repub
lican with the support (more or
less) of ,the republican old. guard.
How the old guard dreads it!
The boys who- used to laugh so
uproariously whenever Penrose
vented his derision upon "that
fellow Pin-shot" are rallying to put
Pinchot over, hoping he will have
mercy on their jobs and their
patronage. It is not doubted that
Penrose will turn in his grave, while
the ultra-pessimistic are prepared
for even more horrendous portents
and prodigies of "a strange-disposed
How come, you say, that the old
guard seeks not to escape from its
impending fate by putting over
John A. McSparran, the democratic
candidate for governor, in place of
Pinchot? Well, up to a few days
ago the -democratic managers had
high 'hopes that exactly- this was
going to happen. But one after
another the Penrose followers who
fought Pinchot in the primary have
lined up for the candidate with Joe
Grundy and the other Penrose men
who espoused the cause of the re
former from the start.
Republican Is Preferred.
The job holders and contract ben
eficiaries figure they will be safer
under a republican, even though an
uplifter, than under a democrat.
Also they would be regular against
the time when a republican primary
goes 'the other way about and the
old guard will expect Pinchot and
his followers to stay on the reserva
tion. No, if Pinchot should be beaten It
will not be the result of any r'ot
on the part of the old guard. It will
be because of. a combination of cir
cumstances over which the organiza
tion has had no control.
In the first place the Republican
state committee is hard up. There
Is no money for campaign workers
and propaganda to counteract the
democratic drive. If the republicans
only had a harrean old-time Penn
sylvania republican plurality could
be assured the ticket, one learns at
headquarters, for of course, you un
derstand that these miracles were
due to the judicious use of money
by the late Mr. Penrose. That tzOO,
000 in currency found in the Pen
rose safety deposit bore was for some
such purpose, but Penrose died and
the cash went to his estate.
Pinchot Dies Tip Little.
Pinchot decreed that the collec
tion of campaign funds from state
employes must ,cease and it did
cease. The business men failed to
come across. Those who did not
like Pinchot gave their contribu
tions to the national committees
and Senators Pepper and David
Reed. . These who did not mind
Pinchot still failed to loosen up.
opining that a millionaire never
would feel it if he should finance
his own campaign without assist
ance. Pinchot spent $132,000 to get
himself nominated, but up to date
he has contributed only $5000 to the
election fund.
In his primary campaign speeches
Pinchot had said he would close
every saloon in Pennsylvania and
drive out the bootleggers. That made
him popular with the drys but ex
ceedingly unwelcome to wet dis
tricts. Once nominated :' Pinchot
seemed to take special delight in
detailing to wet communities his
plans for. reform. In vain did the
republican managers protest and
point out that McSparran, though
a dry also, was keeping mighty
quiet on the liquor issues and im
proving the chance of garnering
wet support.
Then there wa the unpopularity
of the Harding administration with
the workingmen which embarrassed
the republican ticket generally. Half
a carload of buttons emblazoned
"stand by the president" went beg
ging in the industrial centers amid
much outpouring of derision by the
workers upon the badge distributors
at the factory gates.
It is only fair to say, however,
that Pinchot did not share this un
popularity. . ...
Retaliatory,. Steps Taken Because
of Canadian Assessment.
' (By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 2. An
order issued today by Edward Clif
ford, assistant secretary of th
treasury, provides that a duty o'.
eight cents for each 100 pounds shall
be levied on cement imported from
The order is based on a retalia
tory proviso in the new tarriff law.
Cement is on the free list in the new
law, but it is provided "that if any
country, dependency, province or
other subdivision of government im
poses a duty on such cement im
ported from the United States an
equal duty shall be imposed upon
such cement coming into the United
States from such a country, de-
pendency, province or other eubdi
vision of government,"
1 The Canadian duty on cement is
eight cents for 100 pounds. The
tariff bill as passed originally by
the house imposed a duty of 5 cents
for 100 pounds, but following an at
tack on the cement industry on the
floor of the senate the commodity
was transferred to the free list, but
with the retaliatory proviso attached.
Organization to Deal With Car
Shortage Is Desired.
SACRAMENTO, . Nov. 2. Sugges
tion that a conference be held here
for the purpose of forming an as
sociation of fruit growers of all the
pacific coast states to deal with
the interstate commerce commission
regarding future car shortages was
contained in a telegram received
here today from Louis F. Hart, gov
ernor of Washington, by George H.
Hecke, director of the. state depart
ment of agriculture. Governor Hart
sa'd he would send five representa
tives to the meeting and suggested
that governors of the other states
be asked to take similar action.
In his reply to the telegram, Hecke
said the suggestion would appeal
strongly to California growers and
that it would be worth every effort
to consummate' such a programme.
The matter will be taken up, he
concluded, as soon as other impor
tant conferences with fruit growing
interests this week have been dis
posed of.
Southern Pacific Counsel Says
Constitution Is Violated.
tion of railroad property at a dif
ferent rate than ordinary property
is a violation of the 14th amend
ment to the United States consti
tution, the Southern Pacific com
pany and the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe railroads contended today
in their federal court uit to pre
vent collection of taxes by the state
of California under the King bill.
The King bill raised the rate paid
by the railroads from 54 Per cent
of their gross earnings in California
to 7 per cent, a tax which they pay
directly to the state government as
a contribution toward its upkeep
while ordinary property taxes are
collected and used by the cities and
"The 14th amendment prevents
this kind of discrimination," argued
Max Sloss, appearing for both rail
roads. Attorney-General Webb will begin
a reply on behalf of the state to
How Wisconsin ex-Professor Met
Death Is Explained.
NEW YORK,- Nov. 2. LesteF
James Wright of Waukesha, Wis.,
formerly a professor at the' Uni
versity cf Wisconsin, whose murder
near Aleppo, Syria, was reported
early this week, met his death at
the hands of eight Kurd bandits,
said a cablegram to Near East Relief
headquarters today, detailing the
Wright, Enoch R. Applegate of
Jersey City, N. J., a native chauf
feur and two native relief workers
were returning to Aleppo "by auto
mobile from Antioch,' .where they
had been on an inspection tour, the
cable said, when they were fired
upon without warning.
Phone your want ads to The
Oregonian, Main 7070.
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Fair and Bridge Boosters
March Tomorrow Night.
lonsing fathering of Committee
Held in Chamber of Com
merce Building.
With the sole exception' of the
actual assembly of the parading
hosts, everything is in readiness for
the great amalgamated parauo
the 1927 Exposition advocates and
the Burnstde and Ross island bridge
proponents tomorrow night at 8
o'clock. "
At a rousing meeting of the pa
rade and stunts committee of the
1927 Exposition forces yesterday
afternoon in the Chamber of Com
merce, Chairman Hofmann an
nounced the following schedule of
points of -assembly for the partici
pants in the "1927" section of the
The parade will swing into line on
Fourteenth street between Main and
Morrison streets. The following
divisions form east of Fourteenth
street: Sellwood club, Kenneth
Biown, marshal, and Gresham club,
John Brown, marshal, form on Yam
hill east of Fourteenth: the East
Side club, L. M. Lepper, marshal:
North Portland club, B- C. Darnall,
marshal, and the Highway Butte
division, form on Taylor east of
Fourteenth; the Realty Board, T. O.
Bird, marshal; the Portland Rail
way, Light & Power company, Fred
Brace, marshal; the Beaverton divi
sion and the Portland Labor Coun
cil form on Salmon street east of
Fourteenth; the Exposition direct
ors, the Caravan club, W. P. Merry,
marshal; the Oregon State Motor
association, David B. Seger, mar
shal; the Ad club. Ray Albee, mar
shal; the Three-Mill Tax club; the
Rotary club, G. H. Crane, marshal,
and the Progressive Business Men's
club, Harry P.oCoffin, marshal, form
on Main street east of Fourteenth
Suggestions Are Offered.
The following divisions form west
r Pnurteenth street: Hayden aland
division, Clement Scott, mar
Peninsula division and Indu
vision, Harry Beckwith,
form on Yamhll street, west
teenth street; the Auto Dea
sociation, A. S. Robinsonj
anri tvio ca rn ere owners' at
fjrm on Taylor street west of Four
teenth street. All divisions not
otherwise listed, also -individua
cars, trucks or floats form, east of
Fourteenth street on Yamhill or
Taylor streets.
Chairman Hofmann has offered
the following suggestions to mar
shals and aides:
"Be in line ready to move at 8
o'clock.Suit do not move into parade
line until the order is given to your
particular division.
Note which division you follow.
Marshals should have enough
Aides along the parade line to keep
their division in proper formation.
Lo not have an irregular line. The
aides should be men who know what
to1 do n case of an emergency.
In' case a car gets into trouble
f'o not let the line beconte blocked.
"East is West" is the first
big dramatic presentation
Constance Talmadge has
ever undertaken. She is
showing the world that in
her own new way she can
register a score as high
as Norma hit in "Smilin'
I 'iViTfatti-iil iffl
The picture to see first
of all!
A sensation on the stage.
A stunner on the screen!
A wonder-drama of East
ern love and Western love
and the old, old color
conflict. 8 REELS ATHROB
solutely the biggest show
. that's come here in months
at' De Luxe Performances
Get the car out of line and let the
parade proceed.
Route to Be Roped Oft.
"The route of the parade will be,
roped off at 7:30, therefore the dif
ferent units in the parade should
proceed to their forming station by
way of Third street and up to Madi
son, or tome' other street further
east or south.
"The industrial, the Hayden is
land, the auto dealers, auto club and
garage owners should proceed to the
forming ground by going up some
street north of Washington ' and
above Fourteenth, because these di
visions, form on the streets west of
"Marshals must not start their di
visions in parade line until the or
der to move is given.
"In forming your lines ready to
move into Fourteenth street keep
the middle of the street open for
fire protection.- This also leaves
room for a division which should,
form ahead of you and which may
be late in forming.
'If for any reason your people are
r.ot on time and some other division
gets ahead of you on the forming
street and has you blocked, take po
sition directly behind the division
ahead of you.
"All cars not listed will take po
sition directly behind the division
formed on either Yamhill, Taylor or
Salmon streets, east of Fourteenth
and marshals will be there to in
struct you."
11 Communities to Take Part.
Eleven community sections will
take part in the new bridge section
of the parade to boost for the bridge
bond proposals. At a meeting
yesterday of parade officials, the
assignment of sections were made
The Burnside and Ross island bridge
boosters will lead the parade, form
ing south of Jefferson street. The
locations at which the various
divisions of the bridge forces will
form are as follows:
South Portland Improvement club,
on Market between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth: Burnside bridge com
mittee, on Market between Twelfth
and Thirteenth; Westmoreland Com
munity club, on Market between
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Boosters' club, on Market between
Tenth and Eleventh;- Mt Scott Im
provement club, on Clay between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth; Wood
stock Pep club, Clay between
Twelfth and Thirteenth; Rose City
Park club. Clay between Eleventh
and Twelfth; Lents' Business Men's
club, on Clay between Tenth and
Eleventh; Laurelhurst club, on
Columbia betjveen Thirteenth and
Fourteenth; Sellwood Community
club, on Columbia between Twelfth
and Thirteenth, and the Portland
Automotive Trades association, on
Columbia between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets.
Bureau of Parks to Have Part in
Health Show.
The bureau of parks will have
an important part in the health
show. Boys and girls of the Pen
insula and Sellwood community
houses will put on three dances at
the Saturday afternoon programme.
In gay costumes the young dancers
will present a Jack-in-the-box dance,
a garden gavotte and a jester dance.
The children have been trained
by Miss Edna Agler and Louis Gallo.
playground directors. The boys of
the junior class will give the Jack-
in-the-box number and ,the girls
will present the garden dance.
Bessie Carr of Peninsula will give
the jester dance. Mrs. Edna Morrin
will accompany- the dancers.
Message of Greeting From' Am
bassador Fletcher Puzzling.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 2. One
of the many messages of greeting
received today by President Hard
ing on his 57th birthday was just a
bit puzzling to him. It was from
Henry P. Fletcher, American am
bassador to Belgium, and often one
of the presiden's partners at golf.
and concluded with the words, "Hope
you make 90."
The president was unable to de-,
termine whether the 90 referred to
his golf score or the number of his
years, but finally decided that in
either case it was worth while to
Ten Priests and Greek Metropol
itan Declared Victims.
x7 a cinvr.Tnv r C. Nov. 2. The
Greek Metrolopitan and ten priests,
captured by the Turks at Aivialy,
were buried alive because tney re
fused to embrace Islamism, accord
ing to a cablegram received today
from Athens by the Greek legation.
Word also has been received in
Athens, the message said, that all
Greeks who remained in Aivialy and
on the island of Moschonissia have
been massacred and that wells in
the vicinity "are filled with the
bodies of young girls," who drowned
themselves to escape from the
Christians in Smyrna between the
ages of 18 and 50, the legation was
informed, have been deported and
forced to hard labor, hundreds dying
from hunger and fatigue.
Kale of Transports Planned.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 2 New
bids for sale of the army transports
Sheridan, Sherman, BuCord and
Crook wiii be asked by the war de
partment soon, it was announced to
day, all offers received when the
vessels were first offered for sale
having been rejected as insufficient.
It was said the transport Dix also
will be sold by the shipping board.
Murder Suspect Arraigned.
BAKER. Or., Nov. 2. (Special.)
George Williams of Haines entered
a plea of not guilty of a charge of
first degree murder of Tom Paine,
also of Haines, six weeks ago when
he was arraigned before Circuit
Judge Anderson today.
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