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THE MORNING OREGONIAX, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1922
IS BEING OUTLINED
Measure to Provide Work to
Be Discussed. .
CONFERENCE IS HELD
General Survey of Situation Is
Made; Opening City AVood-
yard Is Considered.
That the unemployment situation
in Portland promises to be acute
for the next several weeks and that
the closest possible co-operation
between the various relief agencies
of the city will be needed to pro
vide for the needy and deserving
was brought out at a meeting of the
Community Chest representatives
yesterday, at which - general sur
vey of the situation was made.
The meeting was called by E. C.
Sammons, head of the Community
Chest drive, and was attended by
the drive leaders and by ' repre
sentatives o the various benefi
ciaries of the cnestrfund.
Mayor Ii to Be Met.
As a result of the meeting Mr.
Sammons, with representatives of
the various relief bodies, will con
fer with Mayor Baker today. Pos
sible establishment of a central
bureau to act as a clearing house
for ail the agencies for relief of
the unemployed single men, the
possible reopening of the municipal
woodyard, which for the last two
years has provided work for large
numbers during midwinter, and
other methods of relief will lie con
sidered. . ;'
While aid will be given those: in
need, Portland's policy, it was
pointed out, should be to provide
work so that those in need can be
enabled to earn their way. There
has been an, increase of about 25
per cent in the number of families
actually in need, according to-A. R.
Gephart of the public-welfare bu
reau, but present relief measures
will take care of them. Miss Jane
Doyle, secretary ; of the Portland
branch of the American Red Cross,
reported an increase of about 200
cases of disabled ex-service men
seeking relief through that or
ganization. . "..
Logging Camps to Be Closed.
The problem of the single man
out of work was considered not as
acute as last year. The greatest
pinch is expected during tne next
several weeks, when the' logging
camps and lumber mills will be
closed for the annual mid-winter
period and many of the men will
be in the city. Opening of the
camps and mills after the first of
the year and the starting of other
activities should relieve the situa
' tion then.
Mr. Sammons reported that nearly
$500,000 had been pledged' for the
Community Chest and that with
pledges In sight this sum should
be exceeded by the first of the
year.' tin February, he said, a final
drive will be made to increase the
Community Chest funds to meet the
budget fixed when the drive was
It some person identities the mys
tery man that person stands a chance
of winning $100 cash prize provided
a band is placed,, upon the right
shoulder and the"' following is re
peated: "Pardon me. You are Mr.
Shadow, who will appear in 'A Night
in Paris' with the American Legion
at the Auditorium Saturday night,
One mqre provision is in store.
The person who identities "Shadow"
and twins the $1011 prize, which will
be in the hands of George Latimer,
who last year managed the affair of
Mile. Fifi, must be in possession of
two tickets to the "A Night in Paris"
"Shadow" will, make his first ap
pearance Tuesday. '
GASOLIfiE TAX LIFT
Governor-Elect Pierce Is in
Favor of Move.
eral manager of the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce. ;
.Procedure- was-discussed and the
matter of co-ordination, ho that the
various problems ; may be' worke-d
out satisfactorily also was consid
ered. The programme is a big one,
I and the steps to be taken to accom
plish it will .be the subject for a
number of future .-conferences so
that the best results may be at
tained. . ' - -
HI Hi 15157,117
MULTNOMAH HOTEL GIFT OF
$1000 SWEiLS TOTAL.
PARK DONATIONS TO WAIT
COUNTY MAY LET GIFTS TO
CITY HANG OVER.
Hostelries of Portland and State
Give Money to Aid Relief
of Burned City.
Astoria relief funds being col
lected by the Portland " Chamber
of Commerce reached a total of
$57,687.54 yesterday. The' Multno
mah hotel gave the biggest sub
scription yesterday, with $1000, and
the Imperial and Benson hotels
signed for $600 each. Yesterday's
total was $2695, as follows:
Multnomah hotel $1000
Samuel J. Gorman .. 5
Dr. I. IT. Temple 10
John B. Kelly - 25
Imperial hotel ...................... 600
Albany hotel fiO
Hotel Bartell 15
Hotel Benson 600
Hotel Conradine 23
Hotel Morris : 6U
Caples hotel ............ . 15
Hotel Carlton : 60
Campbell-Hill hotel 25
WasninffHon hotel oO
Hotel Marion -5
ConKress hotel . . R0
Nortonia hotel . 50
LEGISLATORS PROMISE AID
Investigating Committee Plans
Help for Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec. 22. (Special.)
Assurance was given the people
of Astoria that they will make a
report to tne legislature recom
mending that the state make an
appropriation for assisting in -the
reconstruction of the city, by mem
bers of the special legislative com
mittee who visited Astoria today
and made a thorough inspection of
the. devastated district. Those ii
the party were Senator R. S Far-
rcil. Representatives I. K. Fletcher,
L. M. Graham and E. N. Hurd, mem
bers of the committee, and Repre
sentative Milton R. Klepper, chair"
man of the Multnomah county delegation..
Senator Farrell, who heads the
committee, said three plans are ba
ng eonsidered by the committee.
and he is getting an. opinion from
the ettorney-.general as to which is
he most practical. One is to au
thorize . the highway commission to
construct a highway through the
city, the second is to make a fiat
appropriation to be expended under
the direction of the governor and
the secretary of state, and the thl.-d
is to make an. appropriation to be
spnt by the mayor and council ot
tne city. The committee will meet
In Portland to .formulate Its rem, it
S 10,000 Proposed for Astoria.
K1CATTLK, Wash.. Dec. 22. An
propnation of $10,000 for relief in
Astoria, Or., from the effects of
conflagration was recommended to
day by the finance committee of the
Seattle city council. The proposal
will come before the council Tues
day. The committee acted after the
Seattle chamber of commerce had
suggested an appropriation of $5000
Woman's Claim for Damages and
Condition of Highway Cross
. ing Are Considered.
The county commissioners agreed
yesterday that tney must "medi
tate" on the proposal that they deed
to the city certain county tracts
which might be converted into park
locations by the cityj Commissioner
Holman, who has been quoted as fa
vorable to such donations, brought
up the matter informally. He is said
to have received a communication
from C. P. Kayser, city superintend
ent of parks, indicating the park
bureau's willingness to take over
certain of the tracts. Mr. Keyser's
letter was not read.
Originally, five tracts, including
three old quarries, were cited as
properties the city might have. For
these tracts Frank L. McGuire, real
estate dealer, had offered a lump
sum ol $2000. Commissioner Hoi
man is said to have added to the list
the site of the old county hospital
at beconii ana Mooker streets, stat
ing that "so far as he is concerned,'
the city may have this also.
The other commissioners have no(
luiucu wjm iavor on tne proposet
donations. As result of the under
standing reached, yesterday it seems
highly probable that the matter will
be left for consideration of the new
county Commission, which will or
ganize January 3. v- . . i
The commissioners will hold con
ference this morning with District
Attorney Myers with reference to
the claim for damages being uressed
by attorneys forfrs. Eva Gertrude
, Huntington. Mrtf. Huntington al
leges that the door of a courthouse
elevator was closed upon her foot
September 2? and that she was
thrown to the floor of the elevator
and injured. She asks $2000 and her
Recommendations from Chief of
Police Jenkins and Captain Lewis of
the traffic squad that a signal post
ana rea ngnt. De placed by the conn
iy vn mo uiiugeruus graae crossme:
above the St. Johns-Linntoh ferry
sup were receivea. rne commission
ers authorized in reply a statement
that they are conferring with the
public service commission with ret
erence to elimination of the acci
dents frequently occurring at this
Yesterday's session of the com
missioners was a special one. caiiAii
fcecause no meeting may be held on
awmaay, it was stated.
'SHADOW'. TOOME BACK
Person Who Identified Mystery
Man to Get Cash. ,'
"Shadow,"", the . artful, dodging
criminal who several years ago was
a puzzler for the police of Portland,
is to make a reappearance in the
city Tuesday. That - is "Shadow's"
shadow is coming back with the
promise that he will be as much of
a problem as to identity as he was
Each day "Shadow" will make an
appearance on. the Portland, streets.
SIZE IS LEFT IN DOUBT
Kelso to Have Community Chest.
KELSO, Wash., Dec. 22. (Spe
cial.) Plans are being perfected for
a community chest for Kelso for
the co-ordination of relief work
among the needy.- Elmer Cyr, T. Y.
Ulanton and Mrs. Clara Catlln, rep
resenting charitable organizations
of this community, appeared before
the council last night and obtained
authority to proceed with the chest
plan, and a meeting of those inter
ested wilt -take place next Tuesday
Franchise Application Withdrawn
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 22.
(Special.) The O.-W. R. & N. com
pany today withdrew Its applica
tion for a franchise in the operation
of a branch line in conjunction with
the Walla Walla Valley railway, to
tan the Cottonwood wheat district:
Officials told the commissioners that
provision in the franchise recently
granted the 'railway, gave it all the
privileges-- necessary , by , paying
Increase May Be Anywhere From
One to Three Cents; Many
Automobile owners may as well
prepare themselves for the shock.
the tax on gasoline . will be in
creased by the 19,23 session of- the
There Is now a 2-cent tax on the
essence, the 1919 law providing l
cent and the 1921 session providing
1 cent, total 2 cents paid on every
gallon used by motorists.
How much higher the gasoline
tax will soar no one can foretell.
It may jump from 2 cents to 6 cents
by the end of the 40-day session,
or it may be fixed at 3 cents., At
this time no one is in. position to
predict what the added tax will "be.
for in arriving at the tax there are
a number of factors to be taken
Fierce Favor Tax Increase.
During the special session, one
year ago, when it was proposed to
finance the 1925 exposition "by the
imposition of a 1-cent tax onr gaso
line, to cover a period ot years,
Robert A. Booth, as chairman o the
state highway commission, informed
the members of the legislature that
an increase in the gasoline tax
would, be necessary for road pur
poses, and predicted that the In
crease would most likely come with
the 1923 legislature.
Walter M. Pierce, governor-elect,
has Intimated at various times that
he may suggest, in his inaugural
message an increase in the tax on
gasoline. Like Mr. Booth. Mr. Pierce
figures that the added tax will be
required for the continuance of the
Five-Cent Tax Suggested."
There are others, not members of
the legislature, however, who .sug
gest a straight o-cent tax on gaso
line, with a flat license fee of $10 a
year for an automobile. " '
Before the tax is to be increased
it will first be necessary to de
termine what percentage of the
gasoline money is required for
maintenance work on the state
highway system.' This cost can be
approximated by the high-way de
partment. Next Will have to be de
cided how much money will be
needed for other road purposes, such
as matching federal funds, and there
must' be an estimate as to the
amount of revenue consumption of
gas will yield In the next two years
until the legislature assembles in
1923 and a new survey of the situa
tion is possible.
:, More Road Money Needed,
If the road programme Is to be'
carried on, more money must be
provided from some source. The
road bond limit under the constitu
tion is $40,000,000 and a.11 but about
$2,000,000 has been used or contract
ed. This leaves very little with
which the state can match federal
aid funds, and if the state is to
secure this federal money it must
be matched. Tne problem to be
solved by the coming legislature is
how to find money to match the
government on co-opera,uon. . As
there-, is no public sentiment for
increasing the bond limit in the con
stitution at this time, the legisla
ture will, perhaps, fall back on the
gasoline as a reservoir of wealth.
Fuel Tax Oregon Idea.
The outstanding argument for
levying a tax on gasoline consump
tion is that1 the motor vehicle own
ers, who use he roaa-i and are
directly- benefited, are the oniy
people who are subject to paying
the tax, and they pay In proportion
to their use of the highways. The
gasoline' tax is an Oregon idea and
was first used in this state, al
though since it has been adopted by
other states and eventually will be
taken up by ail the states in the
union. Since Oregon pioneered the
way and shows gasoline as a pro
lific source of revenue it has even
come to the attention of the federal
government and there has been talk
of congress placing a tax on
gasoline. r ' .. . , . .
ROBBER'S VICTIM BETTER
Portland Man Shot at Medford
Likely to Recover.
MEDFORD, Or.. Dec. 22. (Spe
cial.) The condition of Peter Sopoff
of Portland, who was shot and seri
ously wounded when attacked by a
robber in this city last Wednesday,
continues to improve, and the hos
pital physicians sid this evening
that he had a fair chance for recov
ery, although the bullet in his body
has hot yet been located. He also
is suffering from a bad bruise on
the head inflicted during his scuffle
with the robber, whom he finally
His brother and Martin Habuf f
and Pete Magoff, friends, who ar
rived from Portland last night, said
Sopoff told them he had sent the
$900 draft lie obtained from a local
bank to Portland some time before
the robber attacked him.
HftRDINB REGRETS FIRE
ASTORIA TO BE SURVEYED
Expression to Be Given Relief
Measures When Army Olfi-
. cers Report on Situation. ..
' An expression
of regret " from
at tne misfortune
ceived yesterday by Mayor Baker in
a letter from George B. Christian,
secretary to the president. The let
ter was in reply to a telegram sent
to the president by Mayor Baker
urging support of relief measures
introduced by the Oregon congres
sional delegation to congress. The
letter is as follows:
"Please let me acknowledge the
receipt of your telegram of Decem
ber 15 and say that the president
has directed the war department to
dispatch army officers to Astoria to
make to him an official appraisal of
"As soon as he has received that
report he will be' glad to give ex
pression in suitable form to the
1 measures already proposed
gress , for - the relief of that com
munity. He asks me to' convey to
you an expression of his very deep
regret at the misfortune whicn nas
befallen the city of Astoria.';
YOUTH COMMITS SUICIDE
Howard Kellogg, Aged 20, De-
spondent, Shoots Himself.
, ROSEBURG;' Or., Dec 22. (Spe-ciaX)-r-Despondent
because of the
reproaches of his mother and sister,
Howard Kellogg, aged about 20, a
homesteader residing eight miles
that has befallen Astoria was re-J- u the head yesterday
afternoon . and died shortly before
midnight. Kellogg and two com
panions, Fred Choose and F. Pullen
had been trapping in the , moun
tainous country beyond Tiller for
several weeks. They came here
from eastern Oregon.
A-few days ago Kellogg received
letters from his mother and sister
chiding him for not writing to them
and letting tnem Know or ms
whereabouts, saying he had caused
them a great -deal of worry. The
boy, it is said, wept over the letters
and became very despondent.
Kellogg's mother, Mrs. M. Dugon,
resides at Condon, Or. Two sisters,
one residing at St. Paul and the
other at Blalock, Or., also survive.
SALEM offices filled
POLICE AND FIRE CHIEFS
NAMED BY COUNCIL.
con- Merry Xmas from Edlef sen's. Adv.
Newly-Elected Members Hold
Conference and Announce
Appointments to Jobs.
SALEM, Or.. Dec 22. (Special.)
Members of the. incoming council
held - a conference here today and
selected officers for the coming
year. W. W. Birtchet has been ap
pointed chief of police, white Harry
Hutton has been retained as chief
of the fire department.
.. Ray Smitn will be city attorney,
with Walter S. Low as street com
missioner. Hugh Rogers has been
appointed city engineer. Dr. Mary
Rowland city health officer and
Batty Cooper city plumbing in
spector. Homer H. Smith waa
elected as a member of the park
r Mrs. Blanch Coehas been ap
pointed police matron and will suc
ceed Mrs. Elsie Eisaman, who has
served in this capacity during the
past year. The police officers for
the year 1923 include O. F. Victor,
Walter Thompson, Oeorge White,
Troy Branson, Marion Putnam.
Frank Minto, W. Edwards, Roland
Parent and F. Shelton.
Ralph Davis and Elmer TJThite.
sergeants, will retire at the end of
Members of the fire department
appointed at the conference included
W. H. Phillipsv William Iwan, F.
Friebert, C. Thrapp, B. Faught, B.
Mills, E Savage, R. Gesner, W.
Eberhart, H. Savage. C. Dixson, K.
Knighton, W. Edwards, D. Johnson,
W. Lindsay, F. Baggatt, D. Elli W.
Hunt and C. Lindley,
The new appointments become ef
fective January 2.
DEFICIENCY IS INCURRED
State Asked to Appropriate $2000
Spent for Astoria Relief.
SALEM, Or., Dec 22. (Special.)
George A. White, adjutant-general,
today asked the secretary of state
to call a meeting of the state emer
gency board to authorize a de
ficiency appropriation of $2000 to
defray expenses incurred by the mil
itary department in connection with
the Astoria fire.
As soon as word of the fire was
received in Salem the adjutant
general assembled a detachment of
the Oregon national guard for serv
ice. The men were sent to Astoria
on a special train and later opened
a kitchen and dining room there for
the benefit of the fire sufferers.
Slides Damage Pipeline.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 22
(Special.) Though the work was
completed today of rebuilding a por
tion of the flume on the TValla
Walla river, the Pacific Power &
Light company is having trouble
with slides. The sudden thaw has
loosened masses of rock and earth
on the cliffs and these are damaging
the pipeline. There have been three
slides in the last two days.
Chicago Limits Noise.
CHICAGO, I1L, Dec. 22. Steam
whistles may not be blown in Chi
cago for longer than 15 seconds to
welcome the new year, according to
a rule announced by Health Com
missioner Bundleson, on recommen
dation of the Anti-noise commission.
STATE DEVELOPMENT UP
Programme Considered at Cham
ber of Commerce Session.
Plans for carrying out the state
development programme of the
Chamber of Commerce were con
sidered at a conference yesterdav
afternoon, between active heads of
the organization. The discussion was
of a general nature and adjourn
ment was taken to--January 3, when
more definite steps will be taken
for putting into effect the general
plan of aid to the whole state in the
expenditure of the $300,000 fund
now being raised.
Present yesterday were Fred N.
Wallace, chairman; James M. Kyle
of Stanfield; William Hanley, presi
dent df the State Chamber of Com
merce; Sam H. Brown of Gervais,
president of the State Drainage as
sociation, and W. D. B. Dodson. gen-
Footballs $1 and Up
SCOUT KNIVES AND ALL CUTLERIES
ELECTRIC ESTATE HEATERS AT $6.95
The Sporting Goods Man
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Continuous Shows Start
11 A. M., 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 P.M.
Early Shows Advisable
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