The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 07, 1915, Section One, Page 2, Image 2

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Federal Commission Organizes
Work So as to Aid Rather
fc . Than Hamper.
- tTliat Firms and Corporations Will
v- Discontinue Practices Known to
Be in Violation of Lur Seen
From Cases Cited.
r bt J. CALUN oxauohun.
- WASHINGTON. Nov. C The Federal
. trade commission haa Just adjusted
' amiicably cno serious trade difficulty
involving a. large Illinois corporal
business. It has adjusted others also,
but no report is to be made of the
work It accomplishes through advice
and peaceful means and its records will
not be kept open on such cases where
lui compliance lB made with the law.
Talis lha rum in i . . . . n .
Its work to aid and help business, not
. to vex or hamper business. And "big
r . " Deer nor worse than
- ".vie Business - when it is kept withii
tno jaw and learlesslv gsi. n,
nient officials to investigate and to
it was permitted a representative of
the Chicago Herld to make a general
survey of the preliminary work of the
commission. This investigation dis
closed the interesting fact that the
urst three cases coming before the
. commission on which the Indorsement
. settled" was made were disposed of
milium, me necessity for action by
, this new governmental body other than
- a notice to the accused that complaints
, " uiva mea against mem.
Moral fcffect Notable.
And this fact, say those who have
; watched the progress of legislation
looking to the creation of ti,. t.rt
commission, and are confident that it
. win prove au that has been claimed
. .lor it, points a moral. in that it indi
: cates that manv trade nonce a en
gaged in practices known to them to
'; b in violation of law will discontinue
, these practices once knowledge is had
lum iney nave oeen called upon to ap
pear before this new Federal lnvii.
'gative body and explain. In other
words, those knowing themselves to
u in ins wrong, in many cases, will
, uovui ii oetter ana cneaper voluntarily
-to abandon. such practices.
During recent years rapidly ehang
, ing economic and financial conditions
- throughout the United States brought
about such a situation as to call loudly
for the creation of new Federal ma.
chiuery that would prove adaptable,
, effective and prompt in promoting the
. square deal in trade. The Federal
Trade Commission resulted. Those
. no iuok tne initiative, therefore, in
. the passage of the act under which
, this new aid to commerce is made pos
sible, may point to the. resulta nf th...
first three cases, settled through the
commission, as indicating full justifl
' cation for their faith in the new rem.
, edy.
Public interest and sympathy promises
, i. bo aireciea toward the work of the
Federal Trade Commission more and
more as the members work out the ln-
teresting problems before them. A
-reaerai interstate body which is au
thorized to inaugurate, modernize and
' simplify practices looklne to the nrn-
; tection of the weak and the upholding
of the rights of the powerful, in th
commercial life of today, is assued of
a vase neid in which to engage its
powers, and the docket of the trade
commission already speaks eloquently
of the inclination of tho business In
terests of the United States to saiv
the relief which Is guaranteed them
unaer tne act.
Details Are Withheld.
Tho Federal Trade Commission, in
; pursuance of its fixed policy to protect
trade secrets and other information
gained through tho filing of petitions
.or hearings had before it unless the
; processes of the commission make it
. necessary mat such matters become
jjuuiiu, ins witnneia aeiails touching
such secrets or records of the three
cases Just referred to as having been
i-eiiitsa quiciciy. uut oiticers or the com
, mission authorise the statement that
in eucn instance ready acknowledge
; nient was made of the errors charged.
Two of these complaints charged
'practices In restraint of trade. The
third charged unfair competition in
trade. The first one received was
Trom a company whose business is
general throughout the United States.
- it complained of the refusal of a man
ufacturer to sell his products to the
complainant because the latter had in
tended to dispose of such product at
wholesale prices. Thi3 complaint
brought in, to an extent at least, the
much-discussed proposition of rc-sale
prices. The commission acknowledged
, receipt of the complaint and then sub
mitted to complainant a set of ques
tions touching the various points in
volved, that it might determine whether
the offense charged was one of which
the commission could tako cognizance.
in response to that inquiry came a
communication from the plaintiff ask
ing that the matter be dropped, and
stating .that the misunderstanding"
between the two companies had been
satisfactorily adjusted.
Other instances, doubtless, will de
velop as time goes on and will aid tho
( commission in simplifying to an ex
tent at least the work before it.
The development of manufacturing will pro.
vil w for many of our Immisrants
v, . tbe'- . ln turn. Trill supply tnarkata
"nleli will ma'i.i profitable the agricul
tural development undertaken by others.
i propoo that you authorise the appoint
ment of an unsalaried committee of seven
experienced business men whose duty It
shall be to investigate the possibilities Of
Profit to Oregon's existing institutions, and
the establishment of new Oregon industries,
created by the pending changes in inter
national trade and manufactures due to the
fa-uropean war, the shirting eoonomio con
ditions produced by the Panama Canal,
and our rapidly enlarging commercial open
ings In fiouth America and the Orient. And
suggest that come portion of tho money
hitherto devoted to publicity be placed at
the disposal of this committee for the em
ployment of an expert who shall devote his
...... w me wora., unaer tne supervision of
"'Dill 1H1B.
I have felt for several years that a work
of fundamental and substantial benefit could
be accomplished in thi riirottnn r am
confident that we are Importing much that
-w viupuriy oeuia manuxacture here and I
am eqpually confident that our changing
ecenomio conditions are opening the possi
bilities of new manufacturing development
in this elate. There is certainly nothing
,iutJUriani ior our aeveiopment than
the encouragement of such nctivitiM
Tou mav count unon mv . .......... .
"i-"" ir your plan materializes. n I
hope it Wilt, and 1 shall be glad to be kept
informed as to what you are doing In tne
At Least Fight on Chairman
Will Be Bitter.
la Letter to Portland Chamber of Com.
meree Official Mr. WltkM-omhe
Fledge Support and Aid.
SALEM. Or.. Nov. 5. (Special.)
Indorsement of the plan of the Port
land Chamber of Commerce for making
a. statewide survey of industries to
larn what lines of manufacture can
best developed in Oregon, was given
by Governor Withycombo today in a
communication to George K. Hardy,
head of the Portland Chamber.
Declaring that Oregon's greatest need
'is payrolls, the executive says that he
will do all In his power to aid in pro
moting the proposed survey: He writes:
It seems to me that this industrial sur
vey la a most excellent step in the right
direction. In this connection I might men
tion that in my Inaugural message to the
I.eglsature I attempted to sei-uro the co
operation of that body for just such an
undertaking. t that time I said in part:
Of late we have devoted large sums to
the exploitation of the state's resources. An
organised publicity campaign has been con
ducted, us double purpose to make known
Oregon's attractions throughout the world
and to bring settlers and Investors to the
tate. It Is my judgment that the time
lias come to transfer some of this effort
Inia other channels. Rather than continu
ing vo strenuously our endeavor to draw
Teople here, let us devote more of our
aal and more or our money la establish
ing .thera after they arrive. . .
Today Oregon's greatest need is payrolls, I
President of Salem Commercial Clnb
Hopes to Induce Court t Recon
sider Action.
SAL, KM. Or.. Nov. G r.qn..;. . - n-i-
a few farmers in the oiithirn s.
Marion County are opposed to the
county employing a county agricul
turist, is the declaration of members
of the Salem Commercial Club, who
have been active in urging the County
Court to provide financially for con
tinuing the work of I J. Chapin, pres
ent agriculturist.
It ia argued that Only those who
have come In contact with the work
being done by the county agriculturist
have opposed his retention for an
other year. Letters recently sent out
by the Salem Commercial Club Asking
farmers throughout tho country their
opinion of Mr. Chapln's work resulted
In many replies being received, and
but two favored the abolition of the
Although the County Court has re
fused to accede bo far to tho request
of the Salem Commercial Club to pro
vide for the continuance of tho county
agriculturist. President Hamilton said
today that it had hopes of inducing
the court to reconsider its action.
-County Agriculturist Chapin," said
President Hamilton, "haa accomplished
wonderful results wherever he has
worked in the county, and it would be
a loss if Marion County should not
have the services of an agriculturist
next year. Owing to the great de
mands for Mr. Chapln's services, he so
far has been unable to visit every sec
tion of the county, most of his work
being: done in the northern part. If the
farmers In the southern part who have
protested against his retention were
familiar with what has been done, they
would not have persisted in their atti
tude. "An appropriation of $1200 by the
Marlon County Court, together with
1200 which they appropriate for the
work of tho county fruit inspector,
would assure us $2000 from tho state,
and with this money the farmers could
bo aided materially."
Commlasiosi Expects Record of New
Accounts to Be Exceeded by Far
in November.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. Nov. 6 (Special.)
In tho listing, during the month of
October, of 883 new employers, the
Washington Industrial Insurance Com
mission . sees indications of reviving a.. .1..:... I . ; . i - .
- v.. nvunvj. xuiius iue iirsi uve
days of November so many new ac-
"av uc-eii repurteo. mac It 18
likely that the record of this month
will exceed. October's. Prominent among
the new firms listed are many In class
10, which includes all employers in th
lumber business. Most of tho new
firms in this class are to engage in
log-sing activities.
Thft Cnmmieatnn I. .. .. I .... . .... .
.wu.v. i'n.1 JU.1L UUllipiCLCt:
a segregation of the 8098 new accounts jer enaing Septem
ber 30, an average of 258 a month Of
these 1123 were in class 5, genera
construction work. Including many
persons building their own homes by
rlnv 1 'i hnr Th. 1 . . l . 1 - . rt
- ' " ' ' lumuci mass, i u. lv,
had 415 additions during the year.
au -n new employers in
road and street building were listed.
A considerable portion of the addi
tions during the year ending Septem-
rt. ?n ... i .... ,9i,A i . .
" - ....... uc .vj uvm viiisses ot word
brought under the law. tho ruling ex
tending the -law to teamsters, for In
stance, bringing 510 fuel and feed firms
under the law, while a ruling includ
ing motion picture machine operators
i. uu&ui. in jja new employers.
Thft miinha r.e ' 1 .. . .
-- . siiijjigyera ustea
aurlng the past month, however, is at-
-1 . m ui wiucnmg or tne scope
Of the law and is particularly noticea
ble, ns continued in Novembor, since
tho Fall months ordinarily bring a
lessening of activitv.
Growing Church Enlarges Bonding,
and,. School Enrollment Is Good.
Athletic Clnb Organizes.
DR1TAD. Wash.. Nov. f f S r .... i -i t 1
Dryad, a beautiful town of about 600
people, is situated on the Chehalis
River 17 miles from Chehalis. The
Northern Pacific and the Milwaukee
railroads run freight trains through
Dryad and the Northern Pacific has
fine passenger service.
Luedinghaus Bros., manufacturers
fir lumber and shingles, have a saw
mill and lumber camp here. They em
ploy about SO men. and in an eight
hour day they cut on an averaar if
SO, 000 feet of lumber. The Luedinghaus
Bros, also own a fine general merchan
dise store. There are several other
business houses, two hotels and a restaurant.
Dryad also has a Baptist Church.
Rev. T. F. Schlosser is pastor. The In.
creased enrollment of the Sunday
1 . ii ii ii i3 al present zzv. has
necessitated the building of an addi
tion to the church.
Professor R. E. Bennett Is" at the
head of the public school. There are
five other teachers. The enrollment
of tho high school is 30. and of the
grades is 110.
The Dryad Athletic Club recently or
ganized with about 48 members. Th
club has rented and remodeled a build
ing which will be used as a gymnasium
The women of Dryad served a supper
recently for the benefit of the club'
which netted 36. Basketball is being
practiced. .A fast little team is promised.
That Head or Democratic National
Committee Will Be Satined With,
One Term Is Expectation, but
Convention Is Awaited.
OREGOMIAN MRU'S T?T?r? ttt a t t -nr.. i.
lngton. Nov. . Ruction in ti,' n.
cratic National Committee sooner or
later win rorce William F. McCombs
to relinquish the chairmanship of that
body, but there is no likelihood that
me committee will unhorse its chair
man at tne meeting called for De
cember 7. Af that meetinc the t-nm
mittee. aside from transaction of a
little inconsequential business, merely
win select tne time and place for hold
ing the Democratic National conven
tion In 1816, and then the committee
win nave no further duties to per
torm until that convention assembles.
The fight on McCombs will come
to a head when the National commit
lee reorganizes at the next convention
and makes its plans for conducting the
Campaign for the re-election of Pres
ident Wilson. The man who then, is
cnosen chairman of the National com
mittee will manage the next Demo
cratic Presidential campaign, and a
strong errort will be made to prevent
the selection of Mr. McCombs. Wheth
er Mr. McCombs will ask for re-election
or whether be will retire at the
end or his four-year term has not been
announced, but there is stronir hone
In Administration circles that Air. Mc
Combs will be content with one term
as National chairman, and then will re
tire without a fight.
The objection to McCombs is led by
oecretary aicAaoo, or the Treasury De
partment. In the last campaign Mr.
McAdoo was vice-chairman of the Dem
ocratic National Committee, and when
McCombs was taken ill shortly after
the campaign opened, the conduct of
tne campaign was entrusted to - Mc
Adoo's hands. Being a novice at pol
itics, however, McAdoo made so many
Dreaks that the executive committee
was forced to take over the direction
of the campaign and to check up on
mr. mcaooo. Mr. .McAdoo blamed Mc
Combs for this interference, for. in
fact, it was McCombs. though sick.
who discovered some of the breaks
McAdoo was about to make, and it
was at McCombs' suggestion that the
executive committee stepped in and interfered.
Aside from opposition that McCombs
will have from McAdoo, he will have
comparatively few enthusiastic sun-
porters Mn the Democratic National
committee. He has never been a fac
tor in politics, except for his efforts
in 1912, and they were minimized by
his illness. Prior to that time he had
not been a party worker; he was not
Known Nationally, and his illness pre
vented him from meeting many Dem
ocratic leaders in the. one campaign
he nominally managed. Mr. McCombs
was made National chairman In-1912
at the request of Mr. Wilson. Whether
President Wilson would ask for hie
re-election, in view of the hostility of
ms son-in-law, Secrerary McAdoo, is
a question. The chances are that Hc-
Coombs will be replaced by Frank
Lynch, or Minnesota, when the Na
tional committee reorganizes, but hard
ly before then.
Agricultural Dairy Department Chief
Says All Graduates Are Placed.
Corvallis. Nov. v. (Special.) Profes
sor R. R. Graves, head of the dairy
department of the Oregon Agricultural
College, announces that the demand
for men trained in the dairy industrv
ls far in excess of the supply, as every
graduate or this course in the last two
years is either located in a responsible
position or completing the reauire
ments for a higher degree in various
A number of the graduates of this
course have obtained positions as of
ficial testers for cow-testing associa
tions tnroughout the entire West. The
production and manufacturing courses
are so arranged that the student may
major In one course, and yet elect
enough of the other course to enable
him to have a working knowledge of
mat pnase oi tne industry.
Klamath Free Delivery Hopes Vain.
(Special.) Postmaster W. A. Delzell,
of this city, says that according to
ntc" iuviji-w irom vasnington the
Humors in the blood cause internal
derangements that afect the whole
system, as well as pimples, boils and
other eruptions. They affect all the
organs and functions, membranes and
tissues, and are directly responsible for
the readiness with which some people
contract disease.
For forty years Hood's Sarsaparilla
has been more successful than any
other medicine in expelling humors and
removing their inward and outward ef
fects. It is distinguished for its
thoroughness In purifying the blood,
which it enriches and invigorates. No
other medicine acts like it, for no other
medicine is like it.
Get Hood's Sarsaparilla today. Insist
on having Hood's.
First Dose of 'Tape's Cold Com
pound" Relieves . All
Grippe Misery.
Don't stay stuffed up!
Quit blowing Rnnffiinvi a j . -
. . UU0
of Pape's Cold Compound- taken every
two hours until three doses are taken
will end. grippe misery and break up
a severe 'cold either in the head, chest,
body or limbs.
11 promptly opens clogged-up nos
trils and air passages: atops nasty dis
charge or nose running; relieves sick
headache, dullness, f everishness, sore
throat, sneezing, soreness and stiffness.
"Pape's Cold Compoui.d" is the quick
est, surest relief known and costs only
15 cents at drug stores. It acts without
assistance, tastes nice., and causes no
inconvenience. Don't accept a substi
tute. Adv.
Sunday Laws
Religious Laws
and Therefore Wrong
Lecture by
E. W. Catlin
K. of P. Hall
(Cor. 11th and Alder)
Come !
only thing which prevents Klamath
Falls from having a free city mail de
livery now is the lack of funds in the
Postoffice Department, due to loss of
European business caused by the war.
For a year and more Klamath Falls
has measured up to every requirement
insisted upon by the Government, and
business men have been very anxious
for free delivery.
e Clothing Buyer Who Falls
,r "Price Without Oualitv" Is
yoomed to Disappointment
You should set aside a little time to see
our Fall Clothes. They're worth know
ingwe think you'll like them. They're
wonders in every -way -in fit, finish,
fabric and general make-up. They're
and we're featuring them at
We have a splendid line of Suits for men and
ypuncr men at $15. All sizes, all-wool fab
rics ; blue serges and fancy weaves ; up to the
minute in style. The best $15 worth you
ever saw. Drop in tomorrow.
Phegley & Cavender
. Corner Fourth and Alder Streets
. HP! 1 1
v mil s IrNX
Edwards, the Big Furniture Store at Fifth
and Oak Streets, Have Decided to Give
Away a Number of Choice Turkeys as a
Thanksgiving JSpecial
Two ways by which you may secure one. First, with every Monarch
range sold on credit or for cash before Thursday, Nov. - 25, we will
Give an order on s. Pnrtlnnrl Tviarlroi -fVwi n m -r-.r,,.v, a 4-....1 ci j
you have a Monarch range, we will give an order for a 10-pound tur-
vv,j, caui &uu every purcnase maae oeiore ThanKsorivinjr
amounting to $100.00 or more, either on credit or for cash.
Per Mo.
Your Old Stove
Taken as Part Payment.
Monarch Ranges Last Longer
Cash in dollars on the old stove. . Do you realize that you can discard
your old stove with advantage and profit?
In construction, workmanship and design, the Monarch is years ahead of all othor
ranges. It is made of malleable-iron and steel. It has comnlete trinle wall iiV32I
and steel, ful protection against damage or corrosion. The top and oven heat ouioklv
Every seam is rivlted tight. No bolts or stove putty to loosen or nit tLQS Pffi
draft and hot blast firebox insure even heat and full Jse of all the fie? Ltha n
uaes less fuel, causes less work and does better cooking. Do your work in hwfr .f
with half the effort. Use a Monarch Malleable Itantre. your woi k in half the timo
At a Price That Defies
You'll like every article in this New Home outfit. Nine out of ten
customers buy it just as it stands. It fits so perfectly into the average
apartment. Without question it is one" of the most popular that we
have ever sold. You know Edwards' have been selling home outfits for
over 37 years. That is proof positive that we know pretty well what
folks want. All the designs are new. There is quality and expert work
manship in every article. And the price
$10 Month
Dining-Room $44; $5 Cash, $4 Monti.
In fumed or golden -waxed solid oak dining table, which will seat 8
people when extended, $16.50; 6 solid oak straight-lined chairs to
match at $2.50 each, and a 9x10:6 real Brussels rug in Oriental de
sign at $12.50. .
Sleeping-Room $58.85; $6 Cash, $5 Mo.
Acid-proof brass bed has 2-inch continuous posts with -inch filling
rods, $17.00; all-steel link springs, guaranteed not to sag, $5.50; 40
pound genuine felt built-up mattress, $7.50; hardwood princess dresser,
$12.50; solid oak chair, $2.50; rocker to match, $3.25; bedroojn stand,
$3.10, and 8:3x10:6 pretty wool fiber rug, $7.50. "
Free Catalogue
To Out-of-Town
Let Edwards furnish your
home on credit by mail a year
to pay no interest charges,
fnd today for catalogue. It's
Living-Room $56.65; $6 Cash, $5 Mo.
In fumed or golden waxed includes a solid oak library table, $12.50;
3-piece solid oak living-room set to match, which is upholstered in
best brown Spanish leatherette; rocker, $5.90; arm chair, $5.90; settee,
$12.50, and a 9x12 fine Axminster rug a number of patterns from
which to select $19.85.
The kind sold with a guaran
tee, built layer upon layer of all
cotton felt. $10.50 to J18.00. Jl
cash and $1 a week.
Established lS77SSanSnB