The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 06, 1916, Section One, Page 2, Image 2

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. E. Brodie, of Oregon City, Is
v Elected President; Meeting :
Voted Red-Letter Affair.
Ashland People Hosts at O pen-Air
Reception and Luncheon Fol
lowing Motor Trip Last
Day Is Busy One.
MEDFOHD, Or. Aug. 6. (Special.)
Declaring- oy resolution that the Med
ford session Is tbe- "red letter" session
in the history of the association; com
mending the work of the University of
Oregon school of journalism; recom
mending that University of Oregon and
Or .fcOn Agricultural College combine
r.nd iurn3si to the newspapers of the
state 8 "ready print" -service without
address at a price over cost, and recom
mending the formation of a Tri-State
Newspaper Association to meet in 1918,
the 125 ueleeates to the Oregon State
Editorial Association brought their
session to a close tonight with the elec
tion of the following officers:
President. E. E. Brodie, Morning En
terprise!, Oregon City; vice-president,
A. E. Voorhies, Rogue River Courier,,
Orants Pass; secretary and treasurer,"
Phil S. Bates, Pacific Northwest, Port
land; member of executive committee
for three years, E. V. Aldrich, East
Oregonian, Pendleton.
I'endleton an-i Eneene Rival.
Requests for the convention In 1917
were received from Pendleton and Eu
gene, and the former city probably will
be selected.
An interesting programme was held
by the editors in the Convention Hall,
while the women members of the party
were entertained with a motor ride
through the valley by members of the
tireater Med ford Club and the College
"Women's Club. John E. Gratke. of the
Astoria Budget, spoke on guaranteed
advertising, and said a crisis confronts
the newspapers of Oregon and the
country In regard to the rise in the
price of white paper. The price of
paper, he said, had doubled in the last
two years, while the rates of the news
papers had remained the same.
"If the price of cattle rises," said
Mr. Gratke, "the packers raise their
prices. The newspapers should do the
C. E. Ingalls, of the Corvallis Ga-Bette-Times,
speaking on the party
label, took a hard slap at all of the
to-caned non-partisan press or ore
gon, declaring those papers that
claimed to be non-partisan were not to
be trusted politically, for no paper
could be effective and be sincerely non
Convictions Should Be Stated.
"By this I do not mean that party
Regularity should be a shrine at which
to worship, but every paper worth
while should have the courage of its
convictions anrt be out and out and
whole-hearted in its political faith and
political support. "Without partisan
ship this country never would have had
John Brown, George Washington or
Abraham Lincoln. They all believed
neart and soul in certain principles. A
newspaper should do the same, and not
be ashamecx of it.
The following committee was formed
to work against the Government prao
tice of selling printed envelopes at
cost. President Brodie maintaining that
this was an Injustice to tne legitimate
printing business: Charles H. Fisher,
Salem; Erio W. Allen, Eugene; Elbert
Bede, Cottage Grove. Committee on
professional education to work with
school of journalism at Eugene was ap
pointed as follows: Edgar B. Piper,
J. E. Gratke, Clark Wood.
Colonel E. Hofer, of Ealem, followed
this up by advocating a resolution op
posing state printing and printing at
University of Oregon and Corvallis at
ptate expense, but strong opposition to
this developed and no action was taken.
Study of Conditions Urged.
An appeal to the editors of Oregon
o study carefully the effect of the
present political system of the state
Upon the affairs of the people was made
at the banquet at the Hotel Medford
tonight by Edgar B. Piper, editor of
the Portland Oregonian.
Mr. Piper said he had recently been
reading a political history of the state
.winch he found most enlightening
"I appeal to the editors of this state."
said the speaker, "to study the present
system for themselves and candidly de
termine whether or not this system
reeds renovation and modification,
radical or moderate. I frankly admit
that I tread on dangerous ground. What
J ask Is that the editors of the state.
as leaders of political thought and the
political betterment which we all de
fire, express candidly the opinions
which honest study and a thorough
Konsiaeration or our present system
ana its actual, tangible results will
Ihe banquet attended by the dele
Bates to the editorial convention and
over :00 men and women of Medford
was a fitting climax to the two day
oi lestivity wnicn nave marked the
rresent session. Poems were recited
By colonel w. D. G. Mercer, of Salem
and Dick Posey, of Medford. Shor
speeches thanking Medford were made
ty Phil Bates and Dr. Ford, of Salem
j. spienaia musical programme was
rendered during the evening, a feature
neing a violin solo by Miss Lori
Gratke, of Astoria, the diners not de
parting until Wilr-G. Steel, of Crater
Lake Park, entered the hall at mid
night and announced the cars for the
trip to the lake would be ready at
A. M.
Twenty-five cars will take the party
to crater Lake, where several Infor
mal meetings and a big campfire will
ce held, the delegates returning to
their homes via Medford Monday after.
pressure on all sides by the allies, who'
now have had time to form their plans,
thanks to the sacrifices which the
French nation has made at Verdun.
Pressure of Allies Gala In;. .
We must also pay full homage to
the splendid part our allies are tak
ing in the increasing eforts along the
Somme and on all other fronts. The
Russian effort has now succeded in
organizing and putting forth larger
and larger forces of men. drawn from
their apparently inexhaustible sources
of human material and at the same
time fully arming these masses. The
plendid results of their efforts are
shown in what they have accomplished
in Galicia and along the entire east
ern front.
'Once more the chance has fallen to
Eugland to show the vast extent of
her resources both in men and ma
terial, and the extent of her efforts
shown in what has been accom
plished on the Somme front.
The Italians have had - a much
harder task and a more limited sphere
of action, and you know how admir
ably they have fulfilled their part of
this common action. As for the re
organized Serbian army. It la only just
beginning to take its full part In the
Evidence of Weaknen Given.
General Joffre now turned his at
tention to the German side of the cam
paign, taking up the evidences of
weakness which have been shown in the
quality of their attacks and in the
number of reserves they are able to
move to various countries' fronts.
'If on the other side we consider the
condition of our enemy," General Joffre
continued, "we know for certain that
aitnougn tney are lighting as desper
ately aa ever they are drawing on their
last reserves from one point to an
other and -from one front to another.
but with the united action of the allies
on all fronts our enemy finds such a
course impossible now and will find
it increasingly so in tbe future. It Is
not for me to say how long the strug
gle Is going to last, but that really
matters little.
Verdun Turns Scale.
We know the crash is coming, and
you feel as well as we do that we have
already reached and passed the turning
point. The five months' resistance of
our troops at Verdun has shattered the
hopes of the Germans and has turned
the scale. But still, do not Imagine
that there is a complete weakening of
the German effort on the Western
front. We know there are still op
posed to our armies on the Western
front two-thirds of the best flght-
ng forces that Germany can put in the
field that Is 122 divisions of their
best troops against the French and
British line on the west, and 50 Ger
man divisions operating with the Aus
trian forces along the Russian front."
lieneral Jonre was speaKing witn
great earnestness as he referred to
the extent of the German forces
massed on the western front, but he
now turned to another topic, saying:
'But, although It is a pleasure for
me to give you this information, yet
think it is the best thing for you to
see what is going on for yourselves.
Allied Spirit Unbroken.
'Ton will see on the front an army
of which the spirit and energy have
remained exactly the same after two
years of war. Not only that, but the
number of our soldiers at the front
is actually greater today than it was
at the beginning of the war. You will
understand the determination to see
the war through to a victorious conclusion.
'We are fighting not merely for the
interests of our respective countries,
but aleo for the liberties of the world.
and we shall not stop until the liber
ties of the world are definitely as
General Joffre concluded the inter
view with a renewal of his cordial
feeling toward the American people.
Pension Rights Are Put Above
Demands Made by Or
ganized Trainmen.
Eagerness of Floating Workers to
"Get Even" by Filling Places
Causes Some Unionists
Hope for Arbitration
Conference of All Unions la Called
to Devise Means of Preventing
Establishment of Open Shops.
million dollar' fight for the open
shop in San Francisco, declared sev
eral weeks ago by the Chamber of
Commerce, reached a crux today when
the San Francisco Labor Council sent
out a call for a conference of all local
union labor federations and depart
mental councils, to devise ways and
means "to protect organized labor
against the efforts of tbe Chamber of
Commerce" to establish the open shop
in San Francisco.
Supervisor Andrew J. Gallagher,
delegate to the San Francisco Labor
Council, on whose motion the action
was taken, said:
"The action was taken when all per
sonal and political differences should
be forgotten. It behooves us to get
together and meet the enemy with as
much strength and power as we can
Michael Casey, a' union labor of
ficer, said:
"The Chamber of Commerce with all
Its backing cannot destroy the organ
ized labor movement in San Francisco
if labor does not destroy itself."
The Chamber of Commerce, which
declared its open-shop war when tbe
longshoremen's strike was on, took
an active part In the strike and since
has interested Itself in the bomb out
rage prosecutions and the more recent
strike of culinary workers. It an
nounced that it has 1600,000 with
which to make, the fight on the closed
shop and that 11,000,000 Is available
if necessary.
Late Singer's $1,000,000 Estate
Goes to Three Sisters.
(Continued From First Pase.
hair gave some suggestion also of Gen
eral Phil Sheridan, the great cavalry
"I want to express my satisfaction
in meeting you, gentlemen, and through
you to express our feelings toward the
American people," said General Joffre,
speaking in an easy conversational
Friendship Is Emphasised.
"A feeling of deep friendship has
always existed between France and
America, and it is particularly oppor
tune now, after France has been fight
ing for two years for the ideals dear
to both countries, that this old friend
ship should be renewed and strength
Turning bis attention to the actual
condition of the campaign. General
Joffre continued:
"Although the fighting is getting
more and more bitter, everyone recog
nizes In the complete unity of the allies
that destiny has shaped its course and
everyone can clearly see what the final
outcome is going to be. The unity
on all fronts is a great characteristic
of the campaign now going on and the
effect is now apparent of the constant
FREEHOLD. N. J., Aug. 5. George
B. Young, husband of the late Lillian
Nordics, lost his fight for possession
of the $1,000,000 estate of the singer
in a decision given by Judge Lawrence
here. Judge Lawrence held that the
will of 1914, leaving the bulk of the
estate to three sisters of Mme. Nordica,
should be admitted to probate, throw
ing out the will of 1910, which named
the husband as the chief beneficiary.
The will executed In 1910 was filed
In New Jersey, and the one executed
in 1914 was filed in New York. The
last will was made while Mme. Nordica
was ill on Thursday Island, where she
Many local railroad employes whose
pension rights will be jeopardized are
said to be seriously opposed to the
Impending strike, wnlch is expected to
be called next week. The hundreds of
other employes of tne companies who
will be thrown Into Idleness in the
event of a walkout, without receiving
strike benefits, the same as the mem
bers of the unions involved in the
struggle, are also antagonistic to an
act which will cause them great fi
nancial loss, without the nossibllity of
any benefit.
A large portion of the thousands of
workingmen employed in other indus
tries, who will also be rendered idle
by shutdowns if the strike occurs, are
also Baid to be strongly opposed to
any arbitrary action on the part of the
trainmen which will not only paralyse
business here, but will do the same
thing throughout the country.
Long-shoremen Oppose Trainmen.
A considerable percentage of the
floating class of workingmen. who.
follow the harvest and railroad con
struction work, while not particu
larly opposed to a walkout on the part
of the trainmen, are said to be against
tne latter on general principles.
Last, but not least, many of the
members of the Longshoremen's union
and their friends are said to have it
in for the trainmen because some of
the latter are accused of knowingly
carrying strike breakers and guards to
various points along the coast, from
places in the East.
So far as I know, the I. W. W.'s will
take no part in the strike," said the
local secretary of that organization.
Any rumor that the members of this
organization are ready to scab on the
trainmen because some of the latter in
times past have made them pay to ride
on freight trains, or get off and walk.
is unfounded. If any action is taken
by this organization, it will be favor
able to the strikers. The only thing
think we will do, though, is to extend
the railway men our moral support.1
Trainmen Fear Antagonism.
Because of the antagonistic attitude
of many workingmen not affiliated
with them, it was rumored in Portland
yesterday, that many of the trainmen
are now wishing that the threatened
strike will not occur and are hoping that
the difficulty will be settled through
arbitration. They are apprehensive, it
was said, that this resentment felt
toward them would take a tangible
form in the event of a lockout and that
hundreds of men would flock to the aid
of the railroads and that the latter
would be easily able to get sufficient
numbers to man the trains.
Hundreds of men working in the
mines, mills, logging and railroad con
struction camps and on the ranches in
the West, are able to Jump in and
take the place of men operating
trains," said a workingman on Second
street yesterday. "Many of this class
of laborers knock around the country a
great deal and usually they travel by
freight. It has been a common thing
in the past for trainmen to maKe mem
pay $1 a division, or, if broke, get
off and walk. Most of them remember
such occurrences and would like
chance to get even.
Many Conld Man Trains.
"It Is no great trick to do the work
of either a brakeman, a conductor, a
fireman or an engineer. A large num
ber of men comprising the floating
labor class could Jump in and do it
without training. The only difficulty
would be in acting as switchmen. And
the fellows who knock around would
hate to take the places of the latter,
as a rule, because the yardmen are gen
erally good fellows and always ac
commodatin g."
With thse different laboring ele
ments opposed to them, many of the
trainmen are now said to De learrui
of losing their Jobs permanently if they
go out on a strike, and for that rea
son it Is thought that in a showdown
many of them will refuse to walk out.
Most of the trainmen are without
trades, having been recruited from the
ranks of unskilled laDor, it is asserteo,
and if they are compelled to seek em
ployment elsewhere than with the traf
fic companies they would have to fall
back on Jobs that pay much smaller
wages, and entail work that is much
more arduous.
Optimistic Feeling; Wanes.
While the majority of the men on
the roads centering in Portland are still
certain that the anticipated strike will
occur some time next week the opti
mistic feeling over such an occurrence
did not seem to be so prevalent yester
day. With the railroad companies offering
to arbitrate, many of the men seem to
think that a-refusal on their part will
cause resentment on the part of the
general public, which will be shown
by a gigantic wave of indignation and
a huge volunteer offering of men to
take charge of the trains abandoned by
the members of the union wno walk
The railroad National executive com
mittee and the strike committee of the
railroad men's unions will meet again
next Tuesday, at which time the repre
sentatives of the company hope to in-
duce those from the labor organizations
to resume negotiations for an amicable
settlement of the trouble. If this fails
an effort will be made by the railroads
and business men in all parts of the
country to have the Government inter
vene to prevent a strike, if possible.
New Yorker Trying to Recover on
Judgment From Estate.
NEW YORK, Aug. E. In an effort to
recover part of the ll.2trt.598 alleged to
be due him from a Judgment against
F. Augustus Heinze, obtained in Octo
ber. 1914. attorneys for Edwin Gould
filed yesterday in " Supreme Court two
suits agalst Mrs. Llda F. Fleitmann.
sister of the late financier and adminis
tratrix of his estate. Mr. Heinze died
few weeks after tbe Judgment was
The suit asks the appointment of
receiver for the Eeinze estate and the
setting aside of alleged transfers to
Mrs. Fleitmann of life insurance poli
cies aggregating 1275,000, Interest es
timated at $200,000 In what is known as
the United Copper Company loan, and
American Smelting &. Refining Com
pany rights said to be worth (250,000.
According to tbe complaint, the money
is due on a promissory not for 1.
591.975, with interest at per cent.
executed by Mr. Heinze in 1908 in favor
of Mr. Gould and upon which $738,625
was paid. During the hearing on the
suit in 1914 Mr. Heinze alleged the con
ditions of making the note involved
no obligation to pay.
Francis J. Heney Elected Head of
League in California.
SAN FRANCSCO. Aug. 5. President
Wilson was unanimously indorsed to
day at a conference of California Pro
gressives, who also completed the or
ganization of the Woodrow Wilson
League and laid plans for participating
in the campaign of the Nation s execu
tive for re-election. Francis J. Heney.
of Los Angeles, ex-Progressive candi
date for United States Senator, was
elected president.
A platform which lauded tbe Presi
dent's work of the past four years was
adopted by the league. The platform
declared that "the President's success
in keeping America out of war brands
him as one ot the truly great men of
the world."
Telegrams were read from President
Wilson, Francis J. Heney, Secretary of
the Interior Franklin K. Lane. Vance
McCormick, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, and Joseph H
Price, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the Woodrow Wilson Inde
pendent League. Messages were sent
by the league to President Wilson and
leaders In Washington.
Kirschbaum Clothes
and Fine Furnishings
Reduced for Quick Clearance
Buy Now for Your Future Requirements
$18.00 and $15 cT 1 O
Suits, now. . . .ip A -jyj
$22.50 and $20 cl C CC
Suits, now P JL KJmJVJ
$25.00 Suits, C? "I O HO
$30.00 Suits,
Phegley & Cavender
At the Sign of the Cherry Tree
Corner Fourth and Alder Streets
Copyrignt 9ifc.v -
A. B. KWnchbaum Ca
Wilson Clubs to Form State
Association Tomorrow.
Association at Medford
Slakes Auto Tonr.
ASHLAND, Or.. Aug. 6. (Special.)
Following a trip of inspection of the
Siskiyou Mountain unit of the Pacific
Highway yesterday, in the way of an
automobile tour, the State Editorial
Association, in session at Medford.
were the guests -of Ashland citizens
in the parks last evening.
Dainty luncheons were prepared for
150, and the social reunion which fol
lowed was intermingled with speeches
and music the latter being furnished
by the boys' band, of Oakland. Gal
which is now touring Oregon. The
festivities ended with a dance at the
bungalow. Fred Lockley, of Portland,
leading in the grand march.
The town of Simla, India, Is built on a
hill so steep that it Is often Doxlbls to
step from the tiireshhold of one houss to
the roof of another.
Mass Meeting Monday Night and
Banquet Tuesday Will Feature
Gathering of Democrats
. From Many Points.
The first state conference of Wood
row Wilson Leagues of Oregon will
open In Library Hall, Tenth and Tam
il 111 streets, at 10 o clock tomorrow
morning. If all come who have prom
lsed to come, representatives from 38
Woodrow Wilson Leagues, situated In
23 of the 35 counties of the state, will
be present.
The purpose of the conference, as ex
plained yesterday by G. T. Harry, state
organizer of woodrow Wilson Leagues,
is to complete the organization ot
state association of the leagues.
Two sessions are scheduled on the
programme of the conference. The
first session, opening at 10 o'clock to
morrow, will extend to the noon hour
or later. The conference will be called
to order by Ir. C. J. Smith, preslden
of the Woodrow Wilson League of'
Portland. Amonr the speakers at this
first session will be state Organizer
Harry, who will outline tbe reasons for
the state organization.
Mass Meeting. Banquet Planned.
The conference will reconvene at 10
o'clock Tuesday morning to complete
the election of officers and other de
tails of the proposea state organiza
In the meantime, a public mass meet
ing of Democrats Is to be held Monday
night in Library Hall to hear speeches
Indorsing Mr. Wilson and his policies.
Ex-Governor Oswald West will preside
at this meeting. Mark V. Weatherford.
of Albany, and O. P. Coshow, of Ross-
burr, will De the speakers of the even
ing. There also will be a musical programme.
A banquet at the Portland Hotel at
( o'clock Tuesday night will close the
convention. r. C. J. Smith is to br
toastmaster. The principal address of
the evening will be made by Governor
Ernest Lister, of Washington. Other
speakers on the programme are Mrs.
Alexander Thompson, of The Dalles,
and Judge JSamuel White, of Portland.
Democratic state chairman.
There also will be music A quartet
of old soldiers is to sing and there
will be solos and Instrumental music
At a meeting Thursday night. Mr.
Harry organized a Woodrow Wilson
League at St- Johns, with Howard O.
Rogers as president. Mrs. Ruby R. Da
via vice-president and A. W. Markie
tlons of the Wllltamxon and Sprasruo
rivers to logging is favored by Com
missioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells.
This was learned yesterday when Cap
tain J. W. Siemens. Robert Strahorn.
K. B. Hall. C W. Kherleln. S. O. John
son and W. A. Delzell motored to Kiwn
ath Agency and had a conference with
Commissioner Sells.
Mr. Sells has been cn the reservation
for several days, and It is thoug'-t that
his study of conditions there caused him
to change his mind. About two years
ago he gave an order closing the rivers
to logging operation.
Hoqulam School Date Tentative.
HOQCTAM. Wash.. Aug. B. (Special.)
The publio schools of this city prob
ably will open Tuesday, September 5.
the day following Labor day, accord
ing to announcement made today by
Hubbard Tuttle. secretary of the Board
of Education. The date for opening
the schools Is not definite, however.
Mr. Tuttle stated, as word has net
been received from Superintendent L.
I McDonnell.
Opening of Indian Reserve Streams
to Logging Is Favored.
(Special.) Opening of the lower sec-
if A toll sSsI
Sold everywhere -15c
C S. Dent & Co.
Sen-ices Will Be Held Tomorrow at
Holy Redeemer Church.
Mrs. Hanna L. OSulllvan, of 1234
Delaware avenue, died at St, Vincent's
Hospital Friday afternoon at the ago
of 62 years. Funeral services will be
held Monday morning at 10 o'clock
from the Holy Redeemer Church, Porr
land boulevard and vv Ullams avenue.
Rev. E. J. Power will celebrate the
mass and deliver the funeral sermon.
Mrs. O'Sulllvan came with her fam
ily to this city seven years ago. She
Is survived by her husband, J. J. O'Sul
livan. and children. Mrs. Anna Han
(on. Mary, Thomas. John, Dennis and
Francis O'Sullivan.
Pallbearers will be J. E. Banberry.
W. E. Cook, J. J. Hogan. M. J. Keat
ing, J. J. Layton and P, E, Sullivan.
People who are overburdened with super
fluous fat know only too well the discom
fort and ridicule that over-stout people have
to bear.
If you are carrying- around five or ten
pounds of unhealthy fat you are unneces
sarily weakening- your vital organs and are
carrying a burden which destroys tbe beauty
of your fig-ure.
There is no need of anyone suffering
from superfluous fat. If you want to re
duce your weight in a simple, safe and
reliable way, without starvation diet or tire,
some exercise, here Is a test worth trying.
Spend as much time as you can In the
open air. breathe deeply and get from Lue
Davls Drur Company or any good druggist
a box of oil of koreln capsules: take one
after each meal and one before retiring
at night.
Weigh yourself once a week so as to
know Just how fast you are losing weight
and don't leave off the treatment or even
skip a single dose until you are down to
Oil of korein Is absolutely harmless. Is
pleasant to taice and helps digestion. Even
a fer days treatrnent has been reported
to show a noticeable reduction In weight.
footsteps beccme lighter, your work seems
easier and a lighter and more buoyant feel,
in it takes Doe session of your whole belnc
Every person who suffers from superfluous
fAt should five tms treatment a.,- Adv.
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