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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1914)
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, PORTLAND, APRIL 1. 1914.
IS TOPIC OF DAY
, BOARD OF ADVISERS WHO WILL DIRECT INDUSTRIAL SURVEY OF OREGON
Civic Club and Fire Depart
ment Co-operate in Sound
ing Warning to Public.
LOCAL RISK POINTED OUT
C. P. Board in a ii. of Underwriters"
Inspection Bureau, Sajs Water
front Presents Menace to
Entire City of Portland.
Fire prevention was discussed here
yesterday on the eighth anniversary
of the conflagration ..which destroyed
property in San Francisco of an esti
mated value of $400,000,000.
Portland and other Oregon cities
observed the solemn anniversary by
conducting a campaign to awaken in
terest amonc the public In cleaning up
premises and doing: otherwise to mini
mize the danger of fires in dwellings
or business buildings.
If there is not a general cleaning
out of waste paper and other com
bustible materials in cellars, base
ments, backyards, alleys and houses
and If there is not a general move on
the part of citizens of the city to
clean dirty chimneys, repair defective
electric wiring and make other im
provements, it will not be the fault of
the FiTe Department, the Oregon Civic
League and various other organizations
which co-operated in an observance
of the day.
The Fire Department band and an
automobile pumper turned out at 10:30
o'clock to open up the campaign. For
two hours the band, followed by the
big chugging machine, went about the
streets displaying large signs urging
residents to clean up their premises.
Addresses Are Made.
At 12:30 the Oregon Civic League
conducted a. lively fire prevention meeting-
at the Multnomah Hotel. Addresses
by experts in I5r nghtlns and fire pre
vention were features of the meeting.
Last night at the East Side Library
E. M. Underwood, of the Credit Men's
Association, delivered an Illustrated
lecture on the subject of fires, their
prevention and the methods of fighting
them. Among other things be dis
played pictures of some local buildings
which are not properly safeguarded
"Fire ' Prevention" was discussed
from several different viewpoints at
the luncheon of the Oregon Civic
League, but all agreed that there was
a crying need for greater precaution
gainst possible outbreaks of fire in
C. P. Board man. of the Underwriters'
Inspection Bureau, talking of the ever
present menace of fire on the water
front, said he believed Portland had
the worst protected waterfront in the
"There are stretches of dock 2400
feet long without a break through
which to carry fire apparatus," said Mr.
Boardman, "and there is nothing to
prevent a fire spreading. There should
be a firewall on both sides of the river,
and there should be a sprinkler sys
tem on every dock to stop incipient
General Conflagratlvn Feared.
"Our new municipal dock is a beau
tiful piece of work but it la not fire
proof. With our narrow streets and
no alleys Portland offers one of the
best fields for a general conflagra
tion of any city I know.
Chief Dowali laid stress on the im
portance of firemen being offered every
facUity for drilling.
L. B. Smith, credit man for Flelsch
ner, Mayer & Co., told of the compara
tively small per capita loss by fire in
Europe - compared with the United
States, which he attributed to more
thorough inspection there.
Mr. Smith cited a large number of
buildings in Portland in which he said
there were fire traps and ony one of
which, he said, would be a Joy to a fire
bug. Harvey O'Bryan said that, according
to the "list of perfection" prepared by
insurance men for their guidance, the
year before the San Francisco fire San
Francisco was rated only 25 per cent
and Portland only 24 and that Port
land, bad improved little slnoe then. He
save instances of four recent fires in
this city which, he said, could have
Arthur M. Churchill was chairman of
the day at the Clvio League luncheon.
LEAD TO BE. POURED HERE
Nw Industry for Xorthwst Will
v v Start Operational Friday.
Another new industry lor the Pacific
Northwest will formally open its doors
to the public Friday afternoon when
representatives of commercial and
business organizations will witness
what is said to be the first pouring of
fead pipe in this city. Heretofore lead
Pipes have been shipped here from San
Francisco, Denver and the East.
The Northwestern Lead & Machinery
Company, located at 311-13 Front
street. wlU act as hosts. Employes
have been at work for several weeks
installing tha heavy presses required
in the making of lead pipes.
John T. Lund, secretary-treasurer of
the new company, was located for 15
years in Denver, where he manufac
tured lead pipes. A few months ago ho
visited the Coast, looKlng for a loca
tion and, after an investigation of the
various cities, he decided to build the
plant in Portland.
THOUSANDS MATCHES BURN
Jlorning Fire Destroys Warehouse
Willi Loss of $10,000.
Fire which destroyed a one-story
building at 88-100-103 Russell street
yesterday morning caused a damage of
$lo.ooo. More than 3500 boxes of
matches In a sub-warehouse ef the
Blake. McCall Company. 103 Russell
street, furnished most of the blaze. The
fire started in a restaurant owned by
H. C. Krug.
The fire spread to the brick retain
ing wall between the block and the
stables of an auto livery company.
from which 28 head c.f horses were re
moved by Sergeant Burke and Patrol
man R- C. Nelson. 4
J. W. Murphy, cook at the restaurant,
awakened about 8 o'clock, said he be
lieved a blaze from a stovo started
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Building Site Brings ?J0 0.
The Hughes Investment Company has
sold a SO by 100-foot building site on
the northwest corner of . Bast Nine
teenth end Knott streets to John B.
Harrington for $6200. Mr. Harrington
expects to improve the corner during
the coming Summer with a modern res
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VARSITY AOOS WORK
School of Commerce and Eco
nomic Survey Feature.
MARKET EXTENSION OBJECT
Portland Men Are Mem hers "ol Board
and Headquarters Will Be) Opened
Here Architecture Also to
B University Course.
Jontlnufrd From Flrt Pa ge.
place of Professor R. H. Dearborn, who
goes to Oregon Agricultural College.
Colmnibla Instructor Employed.
Miss Katrine M. Davis, of New Tork,
Instructor in English at Columbia Uni
versity, was made Instructor in rhetoric
during the absence" in Europe of Miss
Miss Greta Bristow was given a tem
porary appointment in the department
of English literature, pending the ill
ness of Miss Alberta Campbell. Besides
the director, at least one additional
instructor, aside from those connected
with the work at present, will be em
ployed within the next few months for
the opening of the School of Architec
ture next Septelnber.
An additional year's work in law was
authorized. An additional Instructor
will be employed in this department.
President Campbell's report recom
mended that the courses in civil engi
neering be discontinued at the end of
this year, notwithstanding the board of
FORMER J l: STICK OF PEACE
ASPIRES TO BE CIRCCIT
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v Fred L. Olsoa.
Fred L. Olson, who is after the
Republican nomination for Cir
cuit Judge, department No. 6, was
formerly Justice of the Peace.
He received the nomination for
Municipal Judge at the city pri
mary election at which the Com
mission charter was adopted. He
promises justice to all if elected.
higher curricula ruled that the courses,
which are to be eliminated both from
the university and the State Agricul'
tural College, might be continued until
all present students in the courses are
Report oa New Sebeela Asked.
President Campbell was asked to re
port at the June meeting of the regents
on progress in the organization of tha
schools of commerce and of fine arts.
Architect Lawrence was authorised
to plan the course in architecture and
also to report at the June meeting.
The school of fine arts which Is to be
organized by President Campbell, ac
cording to his authorization by the
regents, will include architecture and
higher commerce, in addition to the
graduate school and the school of edu
cation which have been organized for
several years. "
Market extension for Oregon prod
ucts and manufactures, a survey of
industrial conditions, to aid in estab
lishment of factories, the seeking of
accurate information on raw mate
rials and other natural conditions, and
a comprehensive study of local and
foreign conditions, to determine what
Oregon must do to compete in the
world of trade and industry, are to be
oojects of the school of commerce.
BwlBeu Men AdvUrrs.
Mr. .Miller is to be chairman of the
board of advisers of the school and
will open headquarters for the survey
in Portland. As the remainder of the
board, the following business men have
R. W. Raymond, manager of the Man
ufacturers' Association of Oregon, sec
retary; C. C. -Colt, of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce and president of
the Union Meat Company: A. H. Har
ris, editor of the Portland Labor Press;
John Keating, vice-president of the
Lumbermens National Bank; W. K.
Newell, president of the State Horti
cultural Board; C. E. Spence, master of
the Oregon State Grange; W. D. Skin
ner, general traffic manager of the Hill
Lines In Oregon, and Robert E. Stra
horn, president of the Portland, Eu
gene & Eastern Railway.
In carrying out the survey each
product and industry will be reported
on In order. When the subject of
wheat Is reached the wheat production
of the world will be reported upon: All
the aid given by arovernments and
states in building elevators, giving low
transportation rates and helping the
farmer will be stated. In comparison
with what is being done to help the
producer of wheat in Oregon to get
his product to the consumers of the
world. Relative rates will be presented
in detail and all possible elements of
production, handling and selling. -
Aiding Bmlaees) Is Planned,
Fruit, lumber, livestock, general farm
produce and other articles will be
handled In the same manner. In taking
up such work it is the purposa of Di
rector Miller and his board to make
the work thoroughly practloal, so that
it will have the maximum help to the
business man. The school will go to
every possible, practicable length to
get exact information before the busi
ness men and producers needing it, and
every possible helping hand will be
given to apply the facts revealed to
the benefit of Oregon.
Most of the public workers of the
state have conceded for some time that
the supreme need of Oregon is exten
sion of market. The lumber industry
has been suffering from the lack of
demand. Wheat has moved readily, but
not at the low cost some of the grow
ers feel that should prevail in trans
portation and handling. Fruit Is in
creasing In quantity so fast that it will
be a glut in the marKet soon unless
very swift work is .done to enlarge the
number of consumers throughout the
need the market ' for their general
produce more than anything else. To
get an organized study of these re
quirements started, and to establish a
system which will anticipate future re
quirements of the same kind, will be
objecta of the survey.
A number of business men confront
ing the general problems of Industry
and trade recently appealed to the
university for help. The matter was
taken up with the Chamber of Com
merce and the Manufacturers' Associa
tion. These public organisations ap
proved tne plan tnat had been sug
gested and further details were worked
out under the guidance of Mr. Miller,
who has specialized In the matter of
Help of Students Advantage.
One of the great advantages in hav
ing the work conducted by the univer
sity, as outlined by the promoters of
the movement, will be to get the help
of the large body of young men attend
ing the school for elaborating such de
tails as have to be taken up by the
School of Commerce.
One of the immediate functions that
will be undertaken by the Oregon sur
vey will be to obtain from the Federal
Department of Commerce and other
Federal officials, all possible informa
tion bearing upon trade and industrial
conditions, and have this classified for
the most ready and effective use. In
addition, state officers charged with
similar duties will be approached, and
the trade commissioners of the com
mercial bodies of the country will also
be called upon for statements that
cover local conditions. By utilising the
information being circulated by these
numerous trade agencies it Is believed
that the survey will quickly bring to
hand one of the most thorough com-
pendiums of trade conditions that could
LIBRARY PLANS COMPLETED
Ernest Kroner Portland- Architect
for Woodiburn-Hills-boro Building"
Ernest Kroner, a Portland architect.
has completed plans for the construc
tion of $10,000 libraries to be built at
Hillsboro and Woodburn.
The Carnegie library at Hillsboro
will be of brick with one story and a
full basement. The roof will cover
40 by 63 feet. A steam heating plant
and a boiler room are included in the
The plans for the Woodburn library
have been sent East for approval. Bids
will be called for In the near future.
MAN HAS NARROW ESCAPE
S. Ii. Hall -Knocked Down by Cjollst
and Dragged by streetcar, UnJmrt.
To be knocked down by a motorcycle,
1 SEATTLE MAN WHO PROBABLY
WIXI. BECOME CHIEF KN
UIMEER OF THE O.-TV.
K. A Ji. COMPANY.
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J. R. Ho I mas.
As soon as Oeorge W. Boechke.
chief engineer of the O.-W. R- &
N. Company, can be relieved of
his duties, he will retire and
probably will be succeeded by J,
R. Holmaru assistant engineer,
now In charge of the company's
development work at Seattle.
Mr. Holman has been with the
O.-W. R. & N. Company for about
six years, and has had a wide ex
perience in railroad construction
work and in general engineering
II mill n Wl-
headquarters from Seattle to Port- J
After everything is said that possibly
can be said about Life Insurance,
these facts remain indisputable:
The sworn statement of
50 companies on file
with Oregon's State In
surance Department at
Salem prove that shut
1906 no other company
made anywhero near as
large a growth iu Pi'c
mium income in Ore
gon as Oregon Life.
''Exclusively Oregon '
Before you sign an application
for Life Insuraiuv iu any other company
examine the superior policy contract and
low premium rate of QrCgOnTifC
Oregonlifc Best for Oregbnians
Homo Office, Corbett Building, Corner Fifth and Morrison, Portland -
A. L. MILLS.
C. S. SAMUEL.
thrown to a car track, caught' under
neath the fender of a streetcar and
then to escape with nothing more than
bruises was the experience of Sherman
R. Hall Thursday night on his way
home from business.
Leaving his office about 6 o'clock.
Mr. Hall stepped Into the street to
flag a northbound S car. when he col
lided with a motorcyclist and was
thrown on the track just as the car
was coming up and was dragged about
a car length.
Motorman. conductor and passersby
started to pick up a dead man and
were astonished when he crawled out
Albany Church Day Advertised.
ALBANY, Or.. April 18. (Special.)
Tags urging people to go to church
tomorrow on "Go-to-Church Sunday" in
this city were placed today on the door
knobs of 1500 Albany residences and
8000 stickers making the same request
were attached to packages sent out
from Albany stores. In a great many
local business houses these stickers
were placed on every package vent out.
A record-breaking-attendance Is antic
ipated at the churcht-s tomorrow.
lottery on Isthmus Suppressed.
COLON. April IS. The authoritiea
last niglit suppressed the Chinese lot
tery which had been in operation ou
the Isthmus for a considerable period
and Is alleged io have caused ruinous
losses to canal workmen as well s to
other classes of the population.
Graves Music Co.New Store 149 Fourth St
Talking Machines, Small Goods, Band Instruments, Sheet Music
All Departments Now Ready for Business
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Kranich & Bach Carefulness Commences at the Lumber Yards
In swoklng vMnc of the rml quality of a piano on
moit mo further than ailded ihowroomi Th appear
aaoa of an Instrument furnUhea no proof that It will
be aatlvfactory ten yeara or even one year from the
date of its purchase.
Back, far back, through myriad proceasea of me
chanical evolution, the truth seeker muet Journey back to
Places that .re dark and hot and dusty, where whlrltr.it
belta and humming steel furnish the only music, and whero
pianos lose their Identity In unrecognisable wooden shapes
there la where the effort must start that fives prmi
nent satisfaction to the piano buyer.
Grand, Upright and
ar among1 th very rw Amrie.nms(l
Imtrumtnti that ar built vomplte. frum
tart ta flnUh, under one roof.
Their -quality I the
quality ' that la Insured
. only by generations of
reputation building by the
same families It Is the
uniform excellence ob
tainable ealy where
' pianos are count rue ted la
every detail (not iiicm
bled I under one supervis
A aril IS te May 15, 114.
Utt Uur Lowest "Une-rrice
tm m lit - -jiirr u 11 v i i i ' 1 1
Till SSO Amlvenarr Reduction Is a National One We
Charge That 5o to the Manufacturer.
Our Kranich & Bach I'pright Piano Prices 495 anl
Our Kranich ek Bach Player Piano Prices. -1815 and HS5
Our Kranich 4b Bach Player Grand Prices 813T5 & S1600
Our Kranich St Baoh Baby Orand Prices S76S to
BaWLeas the Anniversary Reduction of $S0 von will need pay
but $445 cash or 1 13 monthly for a new latest
moaoi jcranicn & Kach l prigrht Piano If von
purchase during; time of the Anniversary Sale
from April 15th to May 16th, 1914.
-Where Piano Quality la Made" is the tm of a
booklet that ghows why Kranlrh e Pan Inttru
menta are nnejccolled. Will be aent free on reqoeet.
Graves Music Co.
&. New Store 1 49 Fourth Street
world. Many of the farmers of the
As-Cap-So for headache. Adv.
state have said repeatedly that they