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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1914)
"DEVELOP STATE" IS
KEYNOTE OF SPEECH
Opposition to Paternalistic
Legislation Expressed by
Dr. James Withycombe.
FARM WEALTH IS NOTED
High Standard In Schools, Good
Road System, Primary and Veto
. Amonj Measures Favored.
Tax Commission Opposed.
Declaring: emphatically for all move
ments looking- toward the 'development
of Oregon and tbe betterment of her
people, but with opposition to all pa
ternalistic legislation, . Dr. James
"Withycombe. Republican nominee for
Governor, outlined his platform before
the members of the Oregon Civic
league at. their luncheon at the Mult
Some of the things on which Dr.
Withycombe touched were:
The schools, which he said should
be maintained at a high standard, so
that the citizenship of the State, what
ever additions should be made to it by
Immigration, should not be allowed to
The rural credits bill now before
Congress, which, he said, while not an
Issue within the state, was of the ut
most importance to the development
of the State. He urged Oregon citi
zens to get behind the bill with their
The Oregon system of popular gov
ernment, which he indorsed in its
present form, with a warning against
111-advlBed experiments with it.
Exemption Measure Held "Vicious."
The $1500 exemption measure, which
lie classed as "positively vicious," and
In opposition to the constitutional pro
vision that taxation In Oregon shall
bo uniform and equal.
The new Non-Partlsan League, with
lis proposal of a commission to revise
the tax code, which he said seemed to
mean a doubllng-up of commissions
and an addition to the tax burden.
"Great ea Is the problem of develop
ing Oregon, our greatest problem Is
one of citizenship," said Dr. Withy
combe. "Our standard of citizenship
should not be allowed to deteriorate,
end this can best be accomplished by a
good school system."
Dr. Withycombe made It plain that
lie considers a prosperous and Intelli
gent agricultural population the back
bone of a commonwealth,
"The Willamette Valley alone Is cap
able of sustaining a population of
1.000.000," he said. "There are 23.
000.000 acres of agricultural land in
the State. We have $500,000,000,000
worth of standing timber, great wealth
In clays and mineral and our rivers
are teeming with the finest food fish
In the world, the Chinook salmon.
Larger Farm Production Urged.
"When our timber land becomes
stump land, our mines become simply
l.oles in the ground, and our rivers,
perhaps, are depleted of their fish, the
farms remain. ... .
"l favor legislation looking toward
the attraction of more people to .the
land and the encouragement of larger
production, but always with the idea of
helping the Individual to help himself,
rather than the state assuming a
Recounting the fact that Oregon Is
now nearly a "billion-dollar state,
with an assessment of $954,000,000, Dr.
Withycombe said that the proposed
$1500 exemption measure would take a
valuation of $200,000,000 from the as
"This proposed measure would com
pel the thrifty man to pay additional
taxes on this amount," he said.
Work for Unemployed Favored.
Asked by Isaac Swett if he favored
' legislation to relieve unemployment
Dr. Withycombe answered that he
favored legislation for the development
of the state, thus providing more work,
but that he was opposed to laws that
would hinder or discourage capital In
attempting the work of development.
"If there are 4000 unemployed men
In Portland next Winter, would you be
In favor of providing work for them
to build roads, and paying them from
the proceeds of a state bond issue?"
asked Professor A. E. Wood, of Reed
College, who. like Mr. Swett was
active in the alleviation of the unem
ployed problem in Portland last Win
ter. "Yes," said Dr. Withycombe. "I would
favor such action, but I would favor
laws that, by bringing about the de
velopment of Oregon, would perhaps
obviate such a situation."
"Do you think ithat providing more
work is the proper solution?" asked
another Civic League member.
"I would not see these men starve, "
said Dr. Withycombe.
"I am glad that Professor Wood
mentioned the subject of highways,"
he continued, "for good roads are some,
thing that Oregon needs and must
have , A system of good roads must
be one of the factors in the develop
ment of the state."
. Remedial Legislation Approved.
"Would you favor concerted legis
lation on the part of Pacific Coast
States, looking to the handling of the
problem of unemployment?" asked Mr.
"I would favor anything reasonable
and rational," was the answer.
Dr. Withycombe. answering Mr.
Wood's question, said he had not
Biven much thought to the question of
establishing a minimum wage for the
heads of families, as a means of meet
ing the immigration problem, but
again emphasized his attitude of favor
toward remedial and humanitarian
measures of a non-paternalistio nature,
to the end that none should suffer for
lack of work. .
In answer to A. C Newlll's question
as to his attitude on the proposed law
to allow the Governor to veto single
items In appropriation bills, the
nDeaker said that he regarded such a
law as "a double-edged sword, safe In
proper hands, but dangerous In the
hands of the wrong man."
He admitted laughingly that he
"thought he would be able to handle
It all right."
"Courts Should Remove Official."
Dr. Withycombe made a similar an
swer to the question of B. Lee Paget
Prohibition and Democratic nominee
for State Treasurer, as to his attitude
on extending the power of the Gov
ernor to enable him to dismiss public
officials who seemed to him remiss in
the discharge of their official duties.
"I believe in the courts." he said,
"and would have them decide - such
questions. Such power might be abused
if placed in the hands of one man."
Dr. Withycombe said that while he
would leave the primary law in Its
present form, he was in favor of a con
vention for the purpose of obtaining
an expression of the party preference,
to operate co-ordinately with the pri
"I am In favor of the primary, for
one reason." he said, smiling, "be
cause without It I do not believe that
I would be the Republican nominee for
Governor 'today. I was the victim of
Every Article in
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. PORTLAND. JUNE 21. 1911.
the Holtz Store ReducedSelling Out the Entire Stock
iHofe Store Sellimg
i Summer Merc
Such Opportunities for Saving Money on Needed Merchandise Come to the General
Public but Very Seldom and Cannot Las7Forever. Take Advantage of This BigJSalc.
Embroideries Go at V Price
Embroidery Edgings, Flouncings, Allovers, Insertions and
Bands: Hundreds of patterns in muslin, cambric, nainsook,
voile and crepe beautiful for Summer dresses and under
garments, the kind and quality you can use to advantage. At
Dress Trimmings at V2 Price f
Ornaments, Beaded Trim- M J7
quality and jrreat variety; A,
eluded in this closingr-out M .
our regular low prices a I
rhiffrms. Braids. Nets." Garnitures. Ornaments. Beaded Trim
ming, Appliques and Frogs, splendid
everv vard and piece desirable: lnc
sale this week at exactly one-half our regular low prices
1 k-,Mgacrg i Entire Stock of Laces) $10,000 Stock of Fancy
Purses Travelers' Sets I on Sale at Half Price I Jewelry Goes at Half
Entire stock thus week, if it lasts that longfinest Leather
Purses Handbags, Music Rolls, Manicure Sets, Traveling
Sets, Beaded Handbags, Opera Bags, etc.; hundreds to
choose from; regular prices $1.98 to $12.98; now going j
at one-half these prices. Buy now while you can save &
Dainty and beautiful Laces for Summer garments Edges, Galloons,
Insertions and Allovers; pretty patterns. Shadow Laces, Clunys,
etc. All widths and good qualities. Also Torchons and Valen-1
I our cnoiee oi me entire siure una ween. a i
Rings, Pins, Novelties, Buckles, Watch Fob. Caff Links,
Scarf Pins, La Vallieres, Opera Chains, Watch Chain,
Bracelets, Clocks; som with diamond settings the-m 1 A
with fancy sets of pearl, eto. Choiae while stock lasts 2
Baby Novelties at Half Price
Hundreds of Novelties for Baby's Wardrobe Baskets, Toilet Sets,
Buggy Straps, Safety Pin Holders, Clothes Trees, Garment Hang
ers, Nursing Bottles, Rattles, Rings, Bonnet Boxes, etc. Many of
them hand painted. All exceedingly, pretty and- pr:ra
useful. Your choice of the entire lot at exactly iawc
Baby Clothes Reduced Immense savings on all baby things.
Matrons will not overlook this opportunity to save money on need
ful articles. Prices greatly reduced during this closing-out sale.
Now at Half Price
Finished Art Pieces, Stamped Linens, Artamo Packages, Pillow
Tops, Table Runners, Squares and Centerpieces, Beads, Yarns
and materials; an immense assortment to select from i
in this selling-out sale now to be had at exactly 2
Toys and Dolls at Half
100 Jointed Dressed Dolls for quick disposal at HALF
100 Boys' Tool Chests go in closing-out sala at HALF
Games and Tops all marked at exactly One-Half Prico
Woolly Animals all go in closing-out sale at 4 Price
Velocipedes and Trains are now to go at exactly HALF
a frame-up in the last assembly,- but
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lor ail umi, uo.td --
a party gathering as an expression or
New Tax Commission Opposeo.
khIA that he had
made but little study of the preteren-
. e .,tins- sni was not pre-
LlOtl DJOIL.U - .
pared to express an opinion, on its
"I do not favor the proposal of the
Non-Partlsan League to create a new
tax commission for a general revision
of the taxation laws," he said. In an
swer to a question. "It seems to me
we have a good tax commission now.
and to create another would simply
be adding to the expense oi
ment." ' . . ... .
Dr Withycombe deciareo ni""i
. ... ni,s,inh of the State
iavor ox a. . .
, in AYltttence. with
COmmiBOiUiia . J - -
a view to reducing their number, co
ordinating their duties, ana
injr taxation. - . , ,
o-nv.rnment is much
too high," he said, "and it
lessened. Taxes are almost fisa-
. - .D r have a farm
which I rent for 800 a year. The
taxes are more tnan u.
Marked Interest Shown In
, . . i t.. j etAvnan D resided
municipal t & , , : " al) .
at the luncheon, which was well-at-,
tended ana wmcn .i -
Interest ttken In Dr. Withycombe-.
address and In nis iranit -
plies to all QU"?. . .,. . '
rroresfior muwu, vi - -
committee that is endeavoring to es
tablish a boys' summe.r '-"'"S' "
... .u.,4 J500 had been
nouncea TT ., tl,at
subscribed to the project but that a.
much more would u "
it out. .
It was announced " ' .
vanittl. poet and I. W. W. leader, had
been invited to deliver the address at
.v. t ffiia'i noon luncheon at tne
Multnomah next Saturday.
GREEK ART TODAY'S TOPIC
Dr. Horner to Address Only Meeting
of T. M. C. A.
t n it nf the derari-
nwiii vi ... " j -
College, will deliver an address at tne
Portland Toung Men's cnrisiian
. . .1K n'Mnnk. His sub-
ciaxion luanj - - - , . , . -
Ject will be "Athens "a,tn AT uf
Greece." ine lecimo "
trated by stereopticon snues.
This IS tne nrot .. - --- -
lng of the Summer schedule. The lobby
" P.. . j ... nf tb nuditonura.
Will DO uneu, i"0""
and arrangement will be made to ac-
commodate :u ' ' '.
club and the evening song ervice have
been discontinued unin nv
CONCERT SCHEDULE MADE
Portland Park Band to Play This
Afternoon In Tjanrelbnrst.
The regular Sunday concert of the
Portland Park band will be given this
... .Mmn..ni.1n0- nt 3 o'clock. In
axieriiuuii, "-- - -
Laurelhurst Park. Several hundred
benches were movca. t J
t"con3certs for the rest of this week
are scheduled as follows: Monday.
South Parkway; Thursday, Forestry
building; Wednesday, Holladay Park;
Thursday. Washington Park; Friday,
Peninsula Park. The week-day con
certs commence at 8 P. M.
Streets Will Bo Improved.
FALLS CITY. Or., June SO. (Special.)
t a Council meeting held last night
the Council awarded to W. B. Stevens,
of Falls Citv. the contract for macad
amizing Third. Fifth. Montgomery,
Bridge Lombard. Butler. Clark, South
Main streets and Sheldon avenue. The
contract Involves the expenditure of
GREEKS COME BACK
Portland Volunteers Home
From Campaign. .
L. SASAK0S TELLS OF WAR
Tales of Atrocities Denied, Blame
Being: Placed on Bulgarians,
Who Are Said to Have
Slaughtered Entire Villages.
While Greece and Bulgaria, after
the recent difficuJes among them
selves are apparently-getting together
"and sharpening their swords for an
other campaign against the Turks,
several of the men who left Portland
about two years ago to serve In the
Greek army, ana who subsequently
were in the war against the Bulgars
are returning to their homes here.
In one of the first parties to return
was Louis Sasakos, of 29 Sixth street,
who was among the first lot of 60
Greek volunteers who went from Port
land. Mr. Sasakos says that only SO of
the original 60 are left.
They served first against the Turks,
in 1918, from the beginning of the
campaign in Metsovo until the fall of
Janlna. Then their regiment was
transferred to Salonika, where It re
mained until the outbreak of hostil
ities with the Bulgars.
Mr. Sasakos declares that the report"
of massacres by the Greek soldiers are
exaggerated and that many of the
atrocities attributed to them were
committed by the Bulgarian soldiery
while retreating from Greek territory.
. "From Salonika we went to Kilkish,
said Mr. Sasakos, "and Just as we got
there the town fell into the hands of
. i i. Amnno. tHj TCularariair
fugitives I picked up the body of an
or r leer, zrom wnicn i wua "
glasses and side arms. I found In his
- t ..... I .... i. nf hmnn alcin which
he had cut from bodies of those who
were massacred as tne ouigars wcro
relinquishing the town."
n c-n ... i. . M,.inui th nuinment
of the officer and brought it home with
him as a souvenir oi tne campaign.
Most of his time was served in the
Albanian campaign, where little of the
real atrocities of the war were en
countered, but he received letters from
friends in other regiments. In which
they said that each Greek village into
-ki.k . u nam. fminri nrftrtlcallv
all the Inhabitants slaughtered by tbe
"When we received this informa
tn " h. i'M 'mnnv of the soldiers
were impelled to take vengeance on
the prisoners inai nan iaueii mui "
hands, but the officers of the regi
ment were rigid In restraining the
men. In order to keep the reputation
of the regiment clear before the powers
of the world."
Mr. Sasakos says that he does not
believe the difficulties between the
Greeks and Bulgarians are settled yet
and says that he thinks hostilities may
be renewed at almost any time.
GREEK SOLDIER, WHO RETURNS TO PORTLAND AFTER
CLOSE OF SERVICE.
I. fH i -
tOTIIS S4.SAKOS. "WHO SERVED AGAINST BOTH THE TURKS ASfD
SUGARS IJT THE EECEST WiW IN THE BALKANS.
CHAUTAUQUA SEASON IN
NORTHWEST OPENS SOON
Attendance of Million at Coast Gatherings Predicted Many Lecturer"
and Special Entertainments Are Features Management Described.
ONE million people will attend the
Chautauquas on the Paclfio Coast
this Summer. This estimate U
based on the attendance last year and
so far this season.
Chautauqua season Is about to open
in the-Northwest. It started in Au
burn. Cal., on June 3. The first one
in Oregon la at Roseburg June 2S to S.
Then follow gatherings at Eugene,
Lebanon, Corvallls, Dallas, McMlnn
vllle, Salem, The Dalles, Baker and
Pendleton. The last begins July 5 and
ends July 10. In Washington the Van
couver Chautauqua is July 15 to 0,
Raymond July 18 to 1, Walla Walla
July 6-11 and North Takima July
, All are conducted by the Ellison
White Chautauqua System, whose head
office Is in Portland. There are three
others in the state, Ashland, Gladstone
and La Grande. They are known as In
dependent Chautauquas, because man
aged entirely by people resident In the
communities, who also make up their
own programme from talent available.
Independent Chautauquas follow the
arlginal Institution organized by Bishop
John H. Vincent at Lake Chautauqua.
New York. They have permanent
grounds and equipment, combining the
two leading features, an outing and
vacation under Ideal conditions, and
university extension prlvtlegea Glad
stone Park, 17 miles south of Portland,
has nLd a successful Chautauqua for
several years and now has commodious
grounds. Its duration Is 18 days. The
system Chautauquas are only six days.
Conntry Hal Many Chantanqnas.
There are this season In the United
States 2988 Chautauquas. Of these 00
are Independent and 23S8 system, or
There are 60 Chautauquas In the
system conducted here. Twenty are
in California, 10 In Oregon, six In Idaho,
14 in Washington and 10 in Montana.
Beginning June In California the sys
tem has a new Chautauqua opening
every day. Including Sundays, until
August 1, at Lewistown, Montana.
The first requisite of a successful
Chautauqua is considered an attractive
programme. The next essential Is
that the people shall be pleased with
the entertainment. The third is finan
Cirlcillo, a conductor of the Creatore
type, who has been causing a furore
in Eastern cities the last two years,
comes West with his band and a quar
tet of grand opera singera These two
organizations combine to furnish both
the afternoon and evening concerts on
the fourth day. It is advertised as
"Muslo day." On all other days music
is featured oy male quartet, vocal and
Instrumental soloists, jubilee singera
and a "Women's Singing Orchestra" of
six young women.
Dr. Gunaaulna to Sneak In State.
It is considered desirable to have the
name of some celebrity head the list
of lecturers. William Jennings Bryan
and Senator La Follette for many years
have been the star attractions of Chau
tauquas. Neither of ' these men Is
available in the West this year.
A great man. famous all over the
world as the greatest living pulpit
orator, does come to the Pacino Coast,
however, but for only four weeks. Dr.
Frank W. Gunsaulus, pastor of Central
Church, Chicago, and president of Ar
mour Institute of Technology, begins
his lecture tour at Palo Alto Chautau
qua June 21 and ends at Everett, Wash,
July 13. Thia la all the time he could
spare from his work in Chicago. He
will appear In Oregon,
Many Lecturers to Appear In State.
Among speakers at Oregon Chautau
quas are Colonel William Miller,
Dr. Thomas E. Green, official lec
turer of the American Peace So
ciety; Ng Poon Chew, Chinese states
man and editor of a Chinese datly pa
per In San Franoisco, and Peter Mao
Queen, corespondent who reported the
famous battle of San Juaa HI1L
One drawing card Is Rev. F. R.
Wedge, "the Fighting Parson ef Bar
bery Coast." ex-priseflghter, who woo
every ring battle, but fell In love with
a good woman, was converted, went
through college and became a powerful
preacher. In his lecture be tells "Why
I Quit Prlseaghtlng."
There are 10 special entertainments
by Impersonators, readers and others.
One is by "Bronte," said to be the
smartest dog in the world. With the
assistance of his master he amuses the
crowd, especially children, by doing
sums In addition, subtraction, division
and other complicated problems.
BARN ON FIRE SIX TIMES
Polios Believe One Persistent Fire
bus; Started All In 18 Day.
For the sixth time slnos June 1, fire
was started In the barn at lot Alblna
avenue yesterday afternoon, but nearby
fire companies extinguished the blase
before it did much damage.
As on previous occasions, the fire
was started In a manger. Twice Patrol
man fL T. Atewart . . hanj k... ,
coal oil about the premises.
The fire In the bars. Is rerarda aa a
menace by residents of the lortlllv.
and Patrolman ntewert reports te the
police that pereons living sear by are
No trace ef the persistent flrtbiic
has been found by tbe police, who ere
oonvlneed that eon ene person bs
made all the attempts
J. WESLEY LADD IS BETTER
Attack of Ptomaine and Pnetinmnls
J. Wesley La (3d. who ties been seri
ously 111 with localised pneumonia for
a week at the family residence, 141
West Park street, was reported yes
terday as being entirely out of danger.'
While en route home from the tut
with his daughter. Mies Helen La4d.
who bad Just completed bar school
year, Mr. Lerfd was attacked with
ptomaine poisoning. On reaching Port
land, June It, he contracted a severe
chill, which developed Into pneumonia.
Sines that time he nss been serlnueiy
111, but yenterday Dr. Herbert Nich
ols, the attending physician, assured
Mrs, Ladd that the attack hsd bteken.
Ills speedy recovery le expected.
Pounder of Amy-rn, Cole., Dins.
LOS ANQELKH, June It. Benjamin
F. Wheeler, founder of tbe mlnleg
town of Aspen, Colo., and a wvaltby
owner of that stats, died today at Mas
ta Monica, ard tt. Aa attack ef
ptomaine polaonlng two years so
caused complications from whlck be
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DR. FRANK W. CtXUlM", or fHICAr.O. WHO I.KCTt ltd
OHEI.OV CHAt'TAl-QUA THU SKAOON.