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TIIE SUNDAY. OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY -18, 1917.
ASTORIA - PROMISES
L BASE SITE
$75,000 Is Asked Admiral
Helm Demands Reduction.
Mayor Harley Acts.
MASS MEETING IS CALLED
Formal Action Will Be Taken to
Guarantee Securing of Property
Desired at Price That Gov
ernment Will Pay.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 17. (Special.)
The question of whether or not the Co
lumbia River will Secure a submarine
base and aviation station hae reached a
crucial point. In fact, it is hanging in
the balance today, and one reason is
that the owners of the site desired are
asking a price which the Naval Board
considers all out of reason. Unless the
figures are reduced fully one-half, the
Helm Naval Board will not recommend
the establishment of these bases on the
Columbia River. Such is the announce
ment made here today.
Today Mayor Harley telegraphed Ad
miral Helm that the city and county
are behind the committee and the site
will be furnished. He has issued a call
for a mass meeting of citizens to be
held on Tuesday evening, when some
formal action will be taken to guaran
tee the site at the price which the Gov
ernment is willing to pay.
Price Called Kxorbltant.
When the Naval Board viBited Astoria
a short time ago it decided to reco
mend the Columbia River as oue of the
places for a submarine base and avia
Man station. It selected Tongue Point
as the one site that was suitable. The
owners of this property, the Hammond
Lumber Company, the Columbia Land
& Investment Company and tho Van
Dusen Investment Company, had pooled
tnelr Interests with George B. McLeod,
of Portland, and had set J75.000 as the
When informed of the figure de
manded Admiral Helm said it was ex
orbitant; that not over one-half that
amount would be considered, and, as
there is no other suitable site, the price
must bo reduced or the committee can
not report favorably on the Columbia
He commissioned Mayor F. C. Harley,
of this city, to secure various data, all
of which has been obtained, and also
to secure a lower figure for the prop
crty, but this the Mayor has been un
able to do. Just how the matter stands
and what has been done in an effort
to adjust the difficulty is shown by the
following telegrams which have passed
between Mayor Harley and the owners
or the site:
Mayor Telegraphs for Price.
"Astoria, Feb. 13, 1917. G. B. Mo
Leod, San Francisco: To enable me to
complete my report and forward same
to the committee on navy-yards and
naval stations, it is important to me
to have your report at the earliest
possible moment as to the price of your
property and the others you are rep
resenting under pool agreement; there
fore trust Mr. Hammond will do his
best in helping Astoria to locate this
institution. Regards to Mr. Hammond.
"(Signed) F. C. HARLEY.
Second telegram: After waiting two
days for a reply, Mr. Harley sent
second message, appealing direct to A.
B. Hammond, president of the Ham
mond Lumber Company. It said:
"Astoria, Or., Feb. 15, 1917. A. B.
Hammond. San Francisco: Failing to.
receive Mr. McLeod's answer to my
telegram, am appealing direct to you.
Success in locating submarine base on
Columbia rests on Tongue Point price,
Commission believes price stated is ex
orbitant. Look to you to get It Just
half or less; otherwise project will
fail. Act quickly. Report ready to
send to Washington commission is
waiting for my report.
"(Signed) F. C HARLEY, Major
Answer la Received.
This morning, four days after send
lng his first message, the Mayor re
celved the following reply
"San Francisco, Feb. 16. 4917; F. C
Harley, Mayor, Astoria, Or. Have con
ferred concerning naval base property.
Wishing aid all possible are willing to
make price offered Admiral Helm
namely $75,000. include frontage west
of Tongue Point and north of railroad
track, comprising, in all, 120 acres up
land and over 12,000 feet frontage.
which equals, for frontage alone, only
about $6 per foot. Compare this with
price of $24 per front foot without up
land we have just paid for immediately
adjoining property. Property desired
by Government was bought for a mill
site and is the best, if not the only
one, near Astoria. Owners have held
HAIR GETS THICK,
Save Your Hair! Double
Beauty in a Few Moments.
Try This I
Hair Stops Gaming Out and
Every Particle of Dandruff
Try as you will, alter an application
of Banderine, you cannot find a single
trace of dandruff or falling hair and
your scalp will not Itch, but what will
please you most, will be after a few
weeks' use, when you see new hair
line ana aowny at xtrst yes but
really new hair growing all over the
A little Danderlne Immediately dou
hies the beauty of your hair. No dlf-
xerence now auii. laaed. brittle and
craggy, just moisten a cloth with
uanaerine ana carefully draw It
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time. The effect is Imme
diate and amazing your hair will be
light, fluffy and wavy, and have an ap
pearance of abundance; an Incompar
able luster, softness and luxuriance,
the beauty and shimmer of true hair
Get a 25-cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderlne from any drug store or toi
let counter, and prove that your hair
Is as pretty and soft as any that It
has been neglected or injured by care
less treatment that s all.
Danderlne is to the hair what fresh
showers of rain and sunshine are to
vegetation. It goes right to the roots,
Invigorates and strengthens them. Its
exhilarating, ctiroulating and life-pro
ducing properties cause the hair to
grow Ions, strong and beautlf ulAdr,
property for 25 years and cost today,
including Interest and taxes, is over
twice price asked. Believe offer should
contain clause naming some reasonable
time for acceptance 1 and also should
provide that same be used for purpose
intended within, say, 18 months. Hope
foregoing- will meet views of all con
cerned. (Signed).. O. B. McLeod."
THORNTON PIONEER PASSES
Ij. Liefer Dies Suddenly on Ills
ST. JOHN, Wash.. Feb. 17 fSn.
cial.) J. L. Liefer, a rancher of Thorn
ton, is dead of heart failure. He w
preparing- to leave home when he sud
denly complained of pain at his vheart
and died almost instantly.
Air. Liefer was a Dioneer rout-
dent of this section and when actually
ensaeea in larming was noted as a
breeder of fine draft horses.
BRIDGE RECEIPTS' $896.57
Total of 12,93 0 Persons Cross Simn
in 2 3-4 Days, It Is Said.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) In the two and three-quarters
NORMAL SCHOOL STUDENTS TO GET ACTIVE TEACHING PRACTICE.
STUDENT FROM HOXMOITH ASSIGNED TO WASHINGTON COUNTY.
daye ending at 9 o'clock tonight since
the Interstate bridge across the Colum
bia river was opened for traffic, 12,-
930 persons, 1520 automobiles, 190
horsedrawn vehicles and 55 head of
livestock have crossed the big span. In
the same period receipts totaled $896.57.
Since the bridge was opened, up to
9 o'clock tonight, 455 streetcars had
crossed the bridge.
It was announced that beginning to
morrow the streetcars would make no
stops on the bridge and that the time
of crossing would be reduced to 90 sec
onds. A ticket office has been opened
at the south end of the bridge.
.Mrs. Clara Prouty Loses Purse.
Mrs. Clara Prouty, of Walla Walla,
lost her purse containing $13 yester
day while shopping at a First-street
store. She Is a visitor in the city, stay
ing with her friend, Mrs. Ed. Hill. 3S9
Going street. She suspects the purse
was snatched by someone In the store
at the time.
DATLT M3CTEOKOI.OGICAI REPORT.
PORTLAND. Feb. t7. Maximum tem
perature. 44 degrees; minimum temperature,
34 degrees. Klver reading:, 8 A. M,, 2.8
feet. Change In last 24 hours, 0.3-foot rise.
Total rainfall (5 P. M. to 6 P. M.) .03
Inches. Total rainfall since September 1,
1016, 16.04 Inches. Normal rainfall since
September 1, 2ft. 5 1 Inches. Efficiency of
rainfall rtlnce September 1, 1916. 13.47
Inches. Total sunshine. 4 hours, ft minutes.
Possible sunshine, 10 hours. 30 minutes.
Barometer (reduced to sea level) 5 P. M.,
29.74 Inches. Relative humidity at noon.
60 per cent.
t Juneau ....
New York . . .
44 0.10 20N
Oman a . . . .
Pocatello . . .
Tu tfttwh Island 38
tVnldez I 12
Walla Walla. . 84
Washington . .1 30
tA. M. today; P. report of preceding day.
The northeastern disturbance Is moving
rapidly down the St. Lawrence Valley, and
another disturbance, also of marked in
tensity, has developed over the Southern
plateau states. A large high pressure area,
with attendant low temperatures. Is spread
ing southeastward over the north central
portion of the United States. Precipitation
has occurred m ;auromia and Oregon and
northeastward to the Lake region, also in
the Gulf states and Tennessee.
The weather !s warmer In the Gulf and
Atlantic states, and colder Sn most other
sections, especially in the Northern Rocky
Mountain states, Missouri and Upper Missis
The conditions are xarorame ror snon
Sunday In Southeastern Idaho and for un
settled and occasional threatening weather
in the remainder of this district.
Temperature changes will not he Im
portant and winds will be mostly northerly,
Portland and vicinity Sunday unsettled
and occasional threatening weather; north
Oregon and Washington Sunday unsettled
and occasional threatening weather; north'
Idaho Sunday snow southeast, unsettled
and occasional threatening weather south
west and north portions.
North Pacific Coast Snnday unsettled
and occasional threatening weather; moder
ate northerly winds.
T. FRANCIS DRAKE,
Bead The- Oregonlaa classified ada.
POLICE FIRE SHOT
Suspected Auto Thieves Are
Chased; One Caught.
PHYSICIAN GIVES ALARM
Dr. K. P. Moran Sees Two Rifling
Auto; Starts After Them, Sum
moning Patrolmen to Aid.
Harold Carr Being Held.
The Irvington district was the scene1
of an exciting police chase after two i
alleged automobile thieves last night, 1
andoe shot was fired at the fugitives
at EVst. Thirteenth and Tillamook
streets. Harold Carr. a candymaker. I
20, was arrested at East Seventeentn j
and Brazee streets by Patrolmen Davis, i
Morris and Crane and held on a tenta
tive charge of vagrancy.
The chase started when Dr. K. P,
Moran, 581 Weidler street, stepped out
of his house and saw two men rifling
his automobile. The physician was un
able to catch the thieves, so he Jumped
into his automobile and drove to Union
avenue and Russell street, where he
found Patrolman Davis. With the po
liceman In his -machine. Dr. Moran
drove around the neighborhood until
he saw two men walking hurriedly at
East Thirteenth and Tiljamook streets.
The patrolman called to the men to
halt, but they fled In opposite direc
tions, and the policeman fired at them.
After Carr"s arrest Dr. Moran identi
fied him at police headquarters as one
of the thieves. Nothing was taken
from the machine.
DALLAS QUINTET VICTOR
MULTNOMAH SQUAD IS DEFEATED
BY SCORE OF 19 TO 9.
lixcltlna Contest Is Witnessed by
Persons Victors Get Lead at
Start and Keep It.
DALLAS. Or.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
The Dallas basketball team turned the
tables on the Multnomah Amateur Ath
letic Club quintet of Portland here to
night, 16 to 9, in one of the greatest
games ever played on the local floor.
The count stood 9 to 4 at the end of
the first half in favor of Dallas. About
600 persons were present.
The visitors started out with a-rush.
but they were without the services of
their star forward. Captain Clayton
bharp, wno was ill.
The stars for the Winged "M were
Ira Mix. ex-Oregon Aggie athlete, and
Ray Toomey. These two tossers were
responsible for breaking up many of
the Dallas scoring combinations.
For Dallas, Shaw made three field
baskets from the guard position. As
was expected. Dewey scored the most
points- for the Portlanders. with seven
John WUkenWB Miller.
John Wllkerson Miller, who
died Thursday, February 15, waa
a pioneer of Oregon and Califor
nia. He came around the Horn to
San Francisco in 1851. In 1862
he moved to Oregon and settled
in Oregon City, later moving to
He "opened a sheet metal shop
on Front and Alder streets and
was In business there for many
years. In later years he made his
home with his daughter, Mrs.
Surviving him are two other
daughters. Mrs. Charles Heyne
roan and Mrs. Retta French, both
of San Francisco; two grandchil
dren. Mrs. B. O. Velguth. of Spo
kane, and Dr. F. M. Henshaw, of
this city, and one great-grand
child, Paul Velguth. Mr. Miller
was 89 years of age.
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You doubt her.
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You pity her.
credit, and Mix added the other!
The first game resulted In a 12-to-10
victory for the Winged M. at. rori
land a-week ago last Saturday night.
After the game tonight tne visiiora
were the gnesis oi nonui vl i.u
Hula Dancing Club of Dallas.
Manager Masters ana tiarry h"im
accompanied the clubmen to Dallas.
Clerln for Law-
renre Edwards. Officials.
coach of the Jefferson HlKh ncnooi cm
pionshlp squad, of Portland, referee; Harry
Fischer, timer and scorer.
VANCOUVER DEFEATS SEATTIiE
1ad of Sletropolitans Is Now Cut to
Half Game for Championship.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 17. Van
couver reduced the lead of Seattle in
the race for the hockey championship
to half a game here tonight by taking
thrdllnir same by a score of 4 to 2.
Roberts, of Vancouver, ran
..i. I., tha flrnt tverlod as
suit of fine combination work on the
part of his teammates. Toward the
end of the period Seattle got an easy
eramble in front of the
net. Morris notched one
in the third nerlod after
Foyston and Walker played a rjeat
game for Seattle, while Roberts. Tay
lor and Mackay were the best of . the
local players. The game was witnessed
by 6000 fans.
Vancouver . . Position.
Lehman .......... .O.. ...
Griff is ......... ..
Taylor ......... ...C....
, (1) Morris
Substitutions Seattle, Wilson (
Assists Stanley 8. aneonver; Morris.
Seattle; Rowe. Seattle. "
Score by Periods. .
r,.MinvM - ..... 4 n 0 4
Seattle , 1 ? 13
Officials Fred Ion, referee: P. J. Kearley,
Penalties Vancouver, PstncK. onitis.
Roberts: Ceattla. lley. Carpenter. Rowe,
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The Most Gorgeously Gowned Woman in the
Wonder-Play Dealing With "Life's Problems
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GIANTS OF AMERICAN FOREST
Educational Scenic Taken in Northern California and Southern
BROADWAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Special Concert Afternoon and Evening
LJ 1 T Si AT F 1 J
(MEGHAN IS IN FRANCE
PROFESSOR TRACEV KITTRIDGE OF
CORVALLIS DOIAO RELIEF WORK.
Historian, Lately at Cnlverslty of
.California Reported Detained
With Other Americans. .
CORVAXXJS. Or.. Feb. IT. CSpeclsX)
Cor vail Is has been moved several
thousand miles nearer the war zone In
the past 36 hours, knowledge having
come that Belgian relief workers are
detained by the Germans and one of
them is from here. He Is Tracy Kitt-
rldge, a grandson of Mrs. Emma
Groves, of this city.
The Corvallis man Is a professor of
history at the University of California.
and at the time the war broke out was
in Germany as a student of history
and was visiting some historical places.
In order that he might have an op
portunlty to be on the ground and see
history in the making Professor Klt-
tridge volunteered his services to the
Belgian Relief Commission in the Fall
of 1914, and he has been In the war
zone most of the time since.
A recent letter from the historian
to his . Corvallls relatives said the
Belgian relief work has been under
more strict surveillance in the past six
months than before that time. At all
times two German officers were a
signed to accompany him on his trips
through the province to which he was
assigned as superintendent. His last
letter Indicated a tightening by Ger
many on the work of the expedition,
but he said the German officers were
cordial and he bad become warm
enough friends with one of them that
he had been Invited to Christmas
Mr. Kittrldge Is superintendent of
section of territory in German-occupied
France, between Belgium and the pres
ent line of trenches. For about i
year he was superintendent of the
relief work In the province of Llmbnrg.
In Northern Belgium. During his stay
xXtlL the, Selsiaa Relief, fiommlnlnn
Latest News Events
he Is on leave .of absence from his
the University of Cali-
Y. M. C. A. Director to Speak.
"Health and Physical Culture" Is the
subject of an address to be given at the
Behnke-Walker salesmanship class on
Tuesday evening next, at 7:30, by A. M.
Grllley. director of physical education
at the Y. m. C. A. Mr. Grllley win give
the class a workout suitable for home
and office practice to maintain physical
fitness. Another special feature will
be the address by A. G. Clark, ex-presl-
dent of the Salesmen's Club, on the
"Salesman Plus." All those who are
interested in salesmanship are invited.
600,000 Boy Scouts Ready to Serve.
NEW YORK. Feb. 17. There are 600.-
For ColdSo Influenza,
Precursor of Grip
The precursor of the Grip is lassi
tade and weakness, a gone feeling of
depression as if soma crave illness
The prompt use of "Seventy-seven'
at this early stage, before you begin
to sneeze and shiver, cough and have
6ore throat, will give the best results.
If you wait until your bones ache,
it will take longer.
At drucslsta. 25 cents sad $1.00 or mailed.
Humphreys' Homeo. Medicine Ca 156
SHii'sm fcueeW An Xoxfc.
1 000 trained boy scouts in the United
btates who could be called for serv
ice in a National emergency, Colin II.
Livingstone, president of the Boy
Scouts of America, announced tonight.
Of this number It Is stated. 150.000 are
active members of the organisation and
350.000 are former members.
Read The Orea;on1an classified ftn.
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Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream
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a little of this fragrant, antiseptic,'
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