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THE STJXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JUNE 24, 1917.
LAUNCHING IS NEAR
McEachern Yard Ways to Be
Cleared This Week.
NEW SET WILL BE BUILT
Three Keels for Government Ships
Laid at Peninsula Plant and
Framing Has Started on First.
Bids Here Are Offered.
On the launching of the fifth vessel
Of A. O. Andersen & Co.'s coterie at the
McEachern Ship Company's plant at
Astoria this week, a second set of ways
will be cleared for Government ships
xnere will te another launching be.
fore the middle of July, when vessel No.
6 takes the water, and No. 7 and No. 8
will lollow In less than two months.
Five building berths are maintained
at the plant and on it being finally
taicen over about Tuesday by Max H.
Houser, or this city, who recently con
eluded negotiations for the property,
subject to an inventory, a sixth set of
ways will go in, arrangements having
Been, made for that work to begin with
Government ships will be built there.
How many and at what prices has not
been decided, but bids are expected to
be put in shortly and by the time they
are accepted and contracts awarded at
least three ways will be open for lay
ing as many keels. Adding another
building berth means that unless plans
miscarry six Government steamers can
be under way before Fall ends.
Ground Is Available.
Wilson Bros., at Astoria, have two
sets of ways and the only steps re
quired are to enlarge them for laying
down the new ships, while ground is
accessible for additional facilities.
With the Warrenton Engineering &
Construction Company to put in six
ways at Warrenton, the Astoria district
will have a large contribution to make
to the American fleet that is to replace
some of the tonnage lost in the war.
Three keels for Government steamers
are laid at the plant of the Peninsula
Shipbuilding Company and framing
started on the first, while the fourth
will be laid when the freshet recedes.
Work Can Start at Once.
Supple & Ballin, which firm is to take
eight ships, can start two immediately
on the contract being signed, at least
to the extent of assembling material,
The St. Helens Shipbuilding Company
can lay down two or three ships without
long delay and more yards will be ready
by July 1 for new work.
Bids of the Northwest Steel Company
and Columbia River Shipbuilding; Com
pany for the first of the Government's
steel steamers to be turned out here
will be acted on at Washington In the
next few days. Their acceptance will
mark a new hum in the South Portland
district, where four yards are now
working and a fifth will be begun when
the 1'ort of Portland can make a
dredged fill, that being for the Warren
ton .Engineering & Construction Com
pany, which will have a plant here as
well as at Warrenton, each with six
LICEXSE IiOST FOR 60 DAYS
Master of Westerner Held Respon
sible for Accident.
For a period of 60 days Captain H.
Anderson, master of the steam schoon
er Westerner, which struck on the
south Jetty at the mouth of the Co
lumbia River and was seriously dam
aged the night of July 15, will be de
prived of his license, he having been
found guilty of carelessness and negli
gence yesterday by United States In
spectors Edwards and Wynn.
The Westerner is here now to under
go extensive hull repairs, the bottom
having been damaged to such an extent
her lumber cargo was not discharged
from the hold at Astoria, as was the
deck load, through fear that difficulty
might be met with i ntowing her up
the river. The vessel loaded at West
port and was bound for the Golden
Gate. She had proceeded as far as No.
12 buoy when thick fog shut in, so it
was testified, and probably sufficient
allowance was riot made for a strong
southerly set of the current, resulting
in the vessel being carried upon the
Two, Caught at Marshfleld, Xrearned
language Before Smuggled.
Two young Chinese belonging to the
multitudinous Chin family "chinned"
their way into the United States from
Canada and were arrested yesterday
at Marshfield by Inspector Robbins,
of the United States Immigration Serv
ice. He reported the arrests to R. P.
Bonham, inspector in charge here, who
says that their knowledge of English
gathered in Canada, .no doubt, made
Jt easier for them to enter America.
A check made of their movements
chows they were at Portland. but
only for one day. and they continued
their way to the Coos Bay city. Added
to the case is a report that they are
tongmen. Not since the days of di
rect steamship service to the Far East
have the authorities here had to de
vote as much attention to Chinese, al
though Japanese have frequently es
caped from vessels. Constant watch
is maintained on migration from Can
ada, which has bee a popular entrance
for Chinese in the past.
TAHOMA TRAXSPORS CATTLE
Steamer Delayed by Freshet Reaps
Revenue Helping Ranchers.
Trevented from making her schedule
on the Portland-The Dalles route by
the unusually heavy current in the
Columbia River, the Peoples' lin steam
er Tahoma is "doing her bit" as a
cattle transport, gathering sheep and
other animals where owners find graz
ing lands submerging and either shift
ing them' to higher ground or to the
stockyards. The steamer left Oak
street dock .last night to load sheep.
The Bailey Gatzert is the onlv steam
er making The Dales run regularly
when the Cascade locks are open, and
it is said that-if the locks were high
enough to withstand the freshet the
Bailey Gatzert could stem the current.
V. S. Xaval Radio Reports.
-ADELINE SMITH. San Franclc"& for Coo
Eva. Lm miles nonh of San Francisco
WILLAMETTE, San Francisco for St. "Hel
ens. -jiS miles north of San Francisco
C; R EAT NORTHERN. San Francisco for
I ;avel. six mllesnorth of Blum's Reef.
ATLAS. Richmond for Portland. 2aS miles
nonh of r.iehirlond.
ASCNCION. Eureka for El Sesundo. 440
miles north of El Sesrundo.
kaI vea.lFlQcmfwyp cmfw cmo
Carrying- a number of paenirer and con
siderable cargo, the turblner Northern Pa
cific, Captain Hunter, sailed from Flavel
for San Francisco yesterday afternoon, pass
ins; out of the river at 2:30 o'clock.
There ' a larger number of passeng-ers
on the Breakwater than usual when she
sailed last night for the Golden tSate, via
larshfteld and Eureka. The P. A. Kll
burn, her fleetmate. left Pan Francisco at
1 11 o'clock yesterday morning and it Is un
derstood officials of the Emerald line are
aooara to make inspections of agencies.
Arrivals in the harbor yesterday "included
the oil carriers Olpum DnH ti..n,.r.v v.
discharged at Willbridge.
Lumber laden for San Pedro, the steamer
i-iavei. oi ine Hammond
from the river yesterday.
line, got away
To undergo an overhauling" the Port of
Portland tug Oneonta was lifted on the
public drydock yesterday.
Representatives of grain handlers of Ore
gon and Washington ports will meet at
Seattle today and this district will have a
delegate in the person of Robert Tucker,
business agent of the Gralnhandlers L'sjon.
During the week the matter of increasing:
wages will be taken up with employers.
United States Marshal Montag yesterday
released the former German bark Arnoldus
Vlnnen, now the American bark Gamecock,
she having been in his custody because of a
libel filed in advance of her seizure by the
Government. Claims held by Portlanders
are to be considered later, the Government
having filed a bond to protect them.
It is said the hull of the steamer Bear
was moved a few Inches a week ago by a
force operating under the R. C. Porter
Wrecking Company, which has cut away
the stern of the vessel and, with the after
end of the main section bulkheaded, ex
pect to float her. She went ashore a year
ago June 14. when bound from Portland
for San Francisco.
Pacific Coast Shipping Xotes.
ASTORIA. Or., June 23. f Special.)
Bringing fuel oil for Astoria and Portland,
the tank steamer Oleum arrived from Cali
Completing her cargo of lumber at Knapp
ton, the steam schooner Daisy sailed for
The steam schooner Flavel sailed for San
Pedro, carrying a full cargo of lumber from
the Hammond mill.
Carrying freight and passengers, the
steamer Northern Pacific sailed for San
SEATTLE, Wash., June S3. (Special.)
HULL MORE THAN 40 YEARS OLD FLOATS OFF MODERN SHIPYARD AND BELIES
DEFICIENCY OF OREGON TIMBER IN MARINE BUILDING.
5- ' T7 -:.ft
The Pacifio Steamship Company's liner Spo
kane, from Southeastern Alaskan ports, was
the only arrival today.
Departures Included the steamer Lyman
Stewart for Port San Luis and the motor
ship (Jeorge Washington to finish loading
Representatives of the different steamship
lines, both coastwise and offshore, at
meeting today decided to Increase the pay
for longshore work on all wharves to the
San FranciBCO scale, the men receiving 65
cents straight and 91 an hour for overtime
on offshore cargo handling, and 60 and 90
cents for coastwise. The increase becomes
effective Monday, June 2. The Increased
high cost of living Is given as the reason
by the ship operators.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Jane 23. The steam
ers Iaisy Putnam and Daisy Gadsby cleared
from the Blagen mill for San Pedo today.
ine steamer Avaion is expectea tonlKht
from San Francisco.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. June 23. Arrived Steamer
Oleum, schooner Monterey and tug- Naviga
tor, from San Francisco. Sailed Steamer
Breakwater, for San Francisco, via Eureka
and Coos Bay.
ASTORIA, Or., June 28. Sailed at 1 A.
M. Steamer Rose City, for San Pedro, via
San Francisco. Arrived at 4 and left up at
9 A. M. Steamer Oleum, from San Fran
cisco. Sailed at 2:30 P. M. Steamer North
ern Pacific, for San Francisco; at noon,
steamer Flavel, for San Pedro.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 23. Passed at 9
A. M. Steamer Daisy Mathews, from San
Pedro for Portland. Sailed at 11 A. M.
Steamer Great Northern, for, Flavel; at 11
M., steamer F. A. K.ilburn, for Portland,
via Eureka and Coos Bay. Passed at 9
A. M. Steamer Centralla, from San Pedro
SEATTLE. June 23. Arrived Steamer
Spokane, from Southeastern Alaska. De
parted Steamer Lyman Stewart, for Port
Tides at Astoria Sunday.
3:10 A. M 7.6 feet10:10 A. M 0.5 feet
4:3U P. M 7.3 feet; 10: 10 A. M 0.5 foot
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEADT Wash.. June 23. Condi
tion of the bar at 5 P. M. : Sea -moderate;
wind southeast, 52 miles.
The British rlfie is the outcome ol
the South African war.' It holds 10
cartridges and is sighted from 200 to
SUiJUKDlIMATE ADVANCED TO
KESFOiNSlBlLlTIES OF PORT OF PORTLAND ON
RETIREMENT OF GENERAL MANAGER JULY 1.
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I-eft E. W. Wright. Whose Realisation Marks End of General Haiim'i
Office. Right Fred B. Pspe, Advanced to Xew Post .of General Super
intendent Having served two years as general manager of the Port of Portland.
In which capacity he had to do with channel improvements and various
betterments. E. W. Wright tendered his resignation Thursday, to take effect
July 1, so he may devote his time to the management of the McEachern
Ship Company, at Astoria, which corporation passes into the hands of Max
H. Houser. prominent grain exporter, this week. Fred B. Pape. for about five
years identified with the Port, first as mechanical engineer, then as master
mechanic and latterly as superintending mechanical engineer, has been named
by the commission as general superintendent, the office of general manager
having been abolished with the acceptance of Mr. Wright'a resignation. Mr.
Papa will ixave much the same powers and responsibility.
WEBFOOT IS HULK
Dismantled Hull of Crack
Barkentine Recognized. -
CRAFT BUILT ON COOS BAY
One of Big Fleet Constructed at
Simpson's Yard More Than 40
Years Ago Has Played Its
Part in Northwest History.
Probably no detective draws a men
tal picture of the man he seeks more
thoroughly than many mariners retain
outlines and particular marks as to
model, rig and general makeup of ves
sels, and no exception to the rule is
Harry E. Pennell, manager of the Coast
Shipbuilding Company, who recognized
in an old, dismantled hull lying off
that property as thai former crack
More than 40 years ago the Webfoot'
took the water at Captain A. M. Simp
son's yard, on Coos Bay. being one of
a big fleet that was turned out there,
and thereafter she played an Important
part in the history of the Northwest,
trading for a lengthy period between
San Francisco and the Columbia River,
when Mr. Pennell was San Francisco
agent for the line. The vessel brought
much, of the steel used on the northern
end of the Oregon & California Rail
road, now the Southern Pacific, and
she handled quantities of other cargo.
For about 12 years she has been
listed with property of the Diamond-O
line, having come to grief off the
Columbia shortly before then and be
ing towed inside waterlogged. She
Was purchased With her mrtrn hv th
Calendar Interests at Asotria. from
whom the Diamond-O management took
ner over to serve In transporting rock
to Fort Stevens when the south jetty
was under way. After that work ended
she was laid up and has since been
utilized as a floating storehouse.
With the debut of the new fleet of
wooden steamers for the Governmen
ano. wrangling that has gone on as
to the relative merits of wooden ship
built of Douglas fir and those of South
ern. pine or Eastern timber, the hull o
the old Webfoot is an able Illustration
of what can be done with Oregon ma
teriaL in the frame and some othe
parts Port Orford cedar was used, bu
in the main fir was worked into her
construction, copper fastenings being
in evidence today.
fahe is much smaller than the pres
ent ships, having been a three-master
and of much less capacity than sailers
now In service, but in her day she was
rated as of lust as much consequence
in the trade of Oregon as the new ones.
She demonstrated In her time what
Oregon-owned ships could do, what
Oregon material would stand, that Ore
gon yards could build ships to repe
ravages of deepwater conditions and
floats today as a mark for new build
ers to be guided by. No new-fangled
power tools helped her builders; heavy
oil engines were unknown and "hard
knocks" were her lot at times, yet
her praises are sung by the men who
knew her and she is a daily lesson
for the men of the new yard now bend
ing their efforts to start four wooden
TAKE OVER IMPORTANT
1 1 i'i i nr aV k.
steamers that Uncle Sam will send to
replace some of the tonnage lost
through. German undersea fighters.
MANY WOULD AID HOOVER
Prominent Men Respond to Call for
Pood Experts. . '
WASHINGTON, June 12. Offers to
serve without compensation in the na
tional food administration were re
ceived in great numbers at the admin
istration offices recently opened by
Herbert C. Hoover. No names were
made public but it was said a eurpris
ing number of prominent business men
were among the volunteers.
Mr. Hoover, who agreed to act as
food administrator on the condition
that he and most of his aids serve
without pay, will select the men who
are to work with him without delay.
and will proceed with organization of
the administration to be ready to start
work as soon as Congress passes the
food bills. He went over details at a
conference with President Wilson.
The food administration will be di
vided into four branches. The first
will comprise a number of separate
executive bodies for regulation of cer
tain commodities, organized along the
lines of commercial institutions with
a board of directors, a president and
executive officers, who will work out
problems Involved in handling the
commodities, and who will institute
measures necessary to regulate distri
bution and prices. The membership of
the executive bodies will comprise
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leading producers, distributors, bank
ers and consumers.
The second branch will handle mat
ters of co-operation with the states.
and will direct local distribution of
foodstuffs and seek to prevent illegal
The third branch will deal with
questions of domestio economy and
will put before the women of the
country a plan of organization to con
serve foods within the household.
Every American woman will be asked
to become an actual member of th
The fourth branch will have to do
with food exports and probably will
assist in purchasing for the allies and
the European neutral countries to
eliminate competition and to force
Mr. Hoover has received telegrams
from more than half the state Govern
ors promising the fullest co-operation.
Some even offered to call special ses
sions of their Legislatures to take up
measures of aid for the administration.
Most of the states will assist through
the food divisions of their state de
The subject of food exports was gone
over by Mr. Hoover with Secretary
Redfield, who will administer pro
visions of the export control and trad
ing with the enemy legislation asked
of Congress. The administrator's con
ference with President Wilson lasted
more than half an hour, and is under
stood to have covered many features
of the subject of organization and of
the food situation here and abroad.
Representatives of the Chicago
packing houses and of the Southern
Wholesale Grocers Association called
on Mr. Hoover and volunteered their
assistance in carrying out any measure
the Government sees fit to take. The
grocers association sent a committee
which offered to move the association
headquarters force to Washington to
serve the Government without compen
sation. The association's membership
numbers 75 per cent of all wholesale
grocers in 17 states.
Co-Eds to Run Things at Indiana.
BLOOMIXGTON, Ind., June 13. That
the co-eds are going to run the various
student activities at Indiana University
during the war is becoming more evi
dent every day. For the first time
In the history of the university the
speakers representing the senior and
junior classes at the senior convoca
tlon exercises were both young women.
This came about because both of the
presidents of the classes are now mem
bers of the Officers' Reserve Training
corps at Indianapolis, and the vice
presidents in both cases were girls.
Miss Marjorle Suter, of Hammond.
spoke for the seniors and Miss Wil
kie Hughes, of Alexandria. for the
juniors. The two presidents who are
now with the training corps at Fort
Harrison are Joseph Sailey and Spen
cer Pope, both of Indianapolis. For the
first time in many years the editor of
the 1918 Arbutus, the annual of the
senior class, will be a woman. The
Indianapolis medical school sprung a
surprise In tne junior Arbutus election
by throwing 12 votes to Miss Frances
Hauss, of Sellersburg, and electing her
editor in cnier or the 'book next year.
Kenyon Stevenson, the only other can
didate for editor in chief, received one
vote for the head at Indianapolis and
the 10 votes cast by the Juniors here at
Bloomington. Others who were elected
members of the board of editors
were Lucile Grey. Grace Mellen. Ken
yon Stevenson. Board of managers:
William R. Stuart, president; James
W. Young, secretary; Horace Wyson,
Receiver Appointed for Bulldog.
EL PASO. Tex.. June 13. It Is
claimed for Sir Richard, a brlndle bull
dog, that he is the only canine in Texas
who has had a receiver appointed for
him. Sir Richard was claimed by Max
Moye, a banker, and Caytara Muela. a
Mexican refugee. Muel sued for pos
session of Sir Richard in the lower
courts, lost his suits and appealed to
the Texas Court of Civil Appeals, sit
ting here. In a decision handed down
recently in this court and written bv
Justice E. F. Hlgglns, It was held that
Sir Richard belonged to Moye and or
dered him surrendered to Moye by J.
Harley, who had been appointed re
ceiver for his dogshlp. Sir Richard.
Almost automatic in operation is a
ew type of automobile signal that used
arge dials with arrows to indicate the
rectlon a car Is taking and a vibrat
ing hud to show it will stop.
Ml 1 I
TONG TRIAL WAITS
Illness of Chief , Counsel
Defense Causes Halt.
JURY IS EXCUSED FOR DAY
State in Case of Wong Wen Tueng,
Alleged Hop Sing Tong tiunriian,
Will Close Tomorrow and De
fense May Take Two Days.
Because of the Illness of Robert
Magulre, chief of counsel for the de
fense, the trial of Wong Wen Tueng,
alleged Hop Sing tong gunman and
murderer of Joseph Gue, was postponed
yesterday and the Jury was excused for
the day. Maguire has been suffering
from pleurisy during the past week and
it was with difficulty that he has been
able to proceed with the case during
tne past lew days.
The state will close Its case tomor
row morning, and the defense is ex
pected to consume at least two days In
tne introduction of its evidence- in be
half of the alleged slayer. Because of
the three unexpected but excusable de
lays during the trial, the fate of Wong
wen Tueng will not rest with the Jury
until the middle of the week.
The defense this week will Introduce
evidence tending to show that the in
dictment and resultant trial of the de
fendant is a remarkable case of mis
taken Identity. 1 It will be admitted
that Wong Wen Tueng was near the
scene of the shooting on the night In
question; that he waa wearing a light
gray overcoat and that he ran from
the scene of the murder and later was
captured by Blackmar, as previously
nas been testified.
But the defense will endeavor to
prove that it was a strange prank of
fate that the man on trial snould be
wearing an overcoat of the same color
as the Chinese who did the killing. It
also will be contended that his futile
effort to escape from the scene of the
murder was prompted by an overwhelm
lng fear for his own safety rather than
an effort to escape capture as one of
Attorneys for the defense said yes
terday that they would produce wit
nesses this week who will testify that
two Chinese, or at least two slight
figures in gray overcoats, were seen
running from the scene of the murder
a few moments after the fatal shots
had been nred.
This Is, in part, the evidence which
will be introduced in an effort to off
set the testimony of the state's wit
nesses, three of whom positively have
Identified the Chinese on trial aa the
murderer of Joseph Gue.
GIRL CAN MAKE SELF TRIM
Secret of Neat Appearance Is In How
to TTse Xeedles.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. June 14. Visit
the stores and factories, offices and
schoolrooms If you would learn the
many Ingenious ways whereby the trim,
fresh looking, even fashionably garbed
young woman behind the counter, be
fore the typewriter or the ledger, or at
any of the thousand and one occupa
tions that take her into the wage earn
ers' ranks, achieves and maintains her
The girl who sells patterns In a department-store
declares that half her
customers are working girls.
"Sioa't of them know from experience
how to go about the work, but there
are some beginners I feel sorry for,"
she said. "It's easy to tell them by
the way they hesitate over sizes and
numbers and ask my advice about how
much goods to buy. I guess some one's
been telling them that out of three and
one-half yards of $1.25 foulard and a
15-cent pattern they can create a gown
that theier friends won't be able to tell
rrom a Worth creation. Poor things.
there's a cruel awakening coming to
tnem: patterns are a boon to the girl
who knows how to use them, but they
won't take the place of a thorough
training in sewing, fitting and cutting
"Sometimes I wish my mother hadn't
Insisted on teaching me how to sew."
sighed a little telephone operator in a
very becoming one-piece frock -of blue
gaberdine with touches 'of the fashion
able colored wool embroidery. "I can't
reconcile it with my conscience to spend
money 1 can t arrord on dressmakers, so
I spend more than half my evenings in
refurnishing and renovating my stock
Another girl solved the problem by
renting a sewing machine for a month
each Spring and Fall, paying $2 for it
each time, and making her clothes for
the coming season in one frenzied
month long outburst of energy. She
works late at night and early in the
morning and all day Sunday. While the
orgy lasts she has not a minute to
spare for rest or recreation, but when
it is over she need trouble herself no
more about matters sartorial for five
I don t fuss over my clothes," she
explains. "I've come to the stage where
I don't care wtiat I wear so long as it
Isn't soiled or patched.
"There was a time when I used to
take an interest In planning my frocks
and even making them, but what's
DOCK COMMISSION HAS COMPLETE DATA COVERING FRESHET
Diagram Shoivng- tub Flood
At yVwcft the VAtovs Lotveft Docks are munoatco
stage or ffvef
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165 Aldc St Dock . Uinil t St cocr . SAi4or Sr Pock
16 O tVASUASTOK ST DbcK
15 Alaska Dock
14 a3h ST Dock
TABLE SHOWS HEIGHTS AT WHICH DOCKS ARB CVTEXABIE.
Studies conducted by Chief Ensrinee r Heaardt and hi ffe .v-
Commisslon of Public Docks, dating f
oouy. nave neen Drougnt up to date r ecently, and especially with reference
to freight conditions have they prove d valuable to dockmen.
The depths shown are of the prin cipal docks and the information has
Been segregated from a highly valuable table prepared in blueprint form,
which comprises the terminal facilities of the harbor, giving the names of
docks, location, frontage on harbor line, elevation of dock floors, areas of
docks, the purpose for which they are used and meohanical appliances In
stalled. In addition ia a list of ahlp yards and drydocka.
the use? I'm not a fashion plate,
know, but nobody cares." -It
was a relief to turn from her to
bright-faced, clever vounc woman wh
illustrates the ads for a woman's cloth
lng store. Her frock and Its accessor!
even to her shoes, were exceedingly
simple and inexpensive, but they ha
tnat beauty and Individuality which
persist even after shabbtness sets in
and give garments an. air of distinction
aa long as they hold together.
?ye twinkled when she was
as Keel ir she made her clothes herself.
ot any longer." she said emphat
ically. "I have alwava laved tn, rtlai
clothes, and periodically I used to buy
yards and yards of silk nnri vniu ant
nainsook and serge, and settle down to
w nat x imagined waa gotng to be a de
lightful evening of cutting out on the
worK table in my room. But. alas,
nen midnight came all I would hav.
to show for my pains would be ma
teriais and a disgracefully littered
FOOD PLAN IS ASSAILED
XThlcago Mayor's Proposal Is Called
Treason by Delegate.
CHICAGO. June 13. Mayor Thomp
u Fiea mar. ionsrremi pntnh ah a.
embargo on the exnortntinn r.r fn.d
stuffs to our allies and other European
countries was branded as treasonable
at a meeting of citizens held In the City
uuituu uutunoer tor tne purpose of din
running me rood situation.
A programme which inniulwi on i
dorsement of the Mayor's plea for an
cmuargo was upset and the only busi
ness transacted during three and i
half hours was the adoption of a reso
luuoa asaing tne Mayor to appoint
food commission of five members
stuay tne food situation and make
recommendations for its control.
commissioner Garner presided at th
meeting. Assistant City Prosecutor
i-ons read Mayor Thompson's state
ment on the food shortage, which con.
tained a criticism of the conscription
law and the war, and also his letter to
Congressmen urging them to establish
a limited embargo on food exports.
After the reading of the "embargo
letter" William Barcley. a grocer, 520
North Cicero avenue, and a neighbor of
Jir. earner, presented a resolution in
dorslng the embargo idea.
"To my mind the Government Is to
oiame ior snowing ships carrying food
stuns to turope to be blown up," said
&ol Westerfeld, president of th
Chicago Retail Grocers' Association
jumped to his feet.
"To speak of establishing an em
argo on tne exportation of food to
our antes Is nothing short of treason.
he.exclalmed. "We must produce more
tooa to nelp our allies, rather than
curtail tneir supply."
uscar w. McGlasson. secretary of
McNeil & Hlgglns. and former presi
ueni or tne rsatlonal Association
Wholesale Grocers, backed Mr. West
"If this resolution is adopted here
i II withdraw from this meeting," h
"I move that the resolution be
tabled, said Charles J. Mollan. a real
estate dealer, with offices in the New
iork Life building. "It is most un
patriotic of Mr. Barcley to introduce
sucn a resolution here."
Commissioner Garner and Mr. Lyons
who were running the meeting, held a
"My attorney advises me that the
resolution Is out of order," Mr. Gar
If it suits you It suits me." said
Barcley, and the embargo incident was
About SO persons were present when
the meeting was called to order.
Eleven were present when the reso
lution was adopted asking the appoint
ment or a rood commission.
ramily brands of Spring wheat flou
dropped 50 cents a barrel vesterdav.
rne price is now S15. or 12.80 a bar
rel under the top figure made on May
14. Crop prospects are better, and the
Duying or riour has dropped off. manv
famines caving purchased months' sup
Ex-Legislator Is Indicted.
ST. LOUIS, June 14. Frank H. Far
rls, of Hollo. Mo., Democratic floor lead
er of the House at the last session of
the Legislature, was indicted bv the
! grand Jury, which has been investigat
ing the raising of a $13,000 "slush
fund" to push a police salary Increase
Dill through the Legislature. Ray H,
Cummins, secretary of the Police Re
lief Association, also was indicted. The
investigation has been going on for
several days, having been taken up by
the grand Jury after the police board
had started the inquiry. The indict
ment charges conspiracy to commit i
felony. The police board has preferred
charges against several patrolmen who
were active in collecting the fund, to
which, it Is alleged, each member of
the force was required to subscribe $8.
Bunco Man Puts Over Unique Plan
ST. LOUIS, June 13. Mike Athana-
soff, a fruit dealer of 626 Market street.
had Just drawn $75Ufrom a bank to
buy a fruit stand when he met a pros
perous looking man at Morgan and
Tenth streets, who said he had $6000
to distribute among needy St. Louis
Greeks and wanted a responsible man
to act as distributor. Athasanoff said
he was a good distributor. The Phil
anthropist wanted security. Athasanoff
handed over the J760. The philanthro
pist gave him a roll and cautioned hin
not to count it on the street. WThen
Athanasoff got home he found that the
roll consisted of a ?2 bill and blank
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Stages of rue WLLAMerre
rom the time of the formation of that
STUDENTS WILL SEW.
AH Summer Work to Be Put on
GOVERNMENT ORDER LARGE
Young Seamstresses at Minneapolis
Vocational School to Make Some
Sort of Showing on Contract
for 36,000,000 Garments.
MINNEAPOLIS. June 19. A war time
order of shirts for the marching armies
will occupy the nimble fingers of young
seamstresses at the vocational high
school this Summer. They will try to
make some sort of a showing on the
Government order for 36.000,000 shirts.
A consignment of 40 heavy power ma
chines are on the way here to be in
stalled in the school workshops.
Its a war order, so work will begin
at once. After the machines have
whirred through several 10.000 shirt
lots, there may be other orders. The
contract will give the practice require
ment which the school demands. Sum
mer sessions at the school begin to
morrow. The girls will be paid for their la
bor as soon aa they pass the first prac
tice period. The old power workshop In
the school ml ant will he imert a m-.r.-
The Girls' Vocational High School is
two and one-half years old and grad
uated its first class Fridav with
clses at the New Central High School.
ujuikb tne average senior who is
weighty and wise in confidence only,
the graduates of the vocational schools
have had plenty to prove their right
to their diplomas In the commercial
world. Members of the senior class
have occupied positions in the trades
for which they were trained since Feh-
ruary. Diplomas were awarded to 36.
Other plans for the coming sessions
Include a class in designing for the
Summer season and a course in com
mercial photography next year. Classes
in food conservation and Red Cross
work may be started later.
Scars and trophies of the economic
and business battles fougnt out in the
school during the past year showed
over the building as the doors closed
Thursday for the short respite. The
trophies were pieces of handiwork and
sewing which the girls had mtri
and scrawled slabs of blackboard still
iuii oi ngures of calories and the cost
of three slices of potatoes were un
solved problems in the kitchen.
j.ne scnool opened as an experiment
n 1915, the first vocational xehoni in
the Middle West. It has incren.eH lt
enrollment from 90 the first year to 450.
un me withdrawal of Dunwoody In
stitute to its new Quarters th -It-1
will have the entire old Central viio-.
School plant to themselves. Each trade
department at the high school has a
board of advisers which looks after
outside Interests. The following ad
visers Introduced the various class
groups at commencement: E. V. Atkin
son. Dr. F. W. Schlutz. Miss Stella Chap-
man anu airs. Horace Lowry.
. Kansas Wheat Is Short.
TOPEKA. Kan.. June 14 A nrn.
pective yield of 40.000,000 bushels of
Winter wheat in Ka nSflS this T-Aar
lowest yield In 20 years, despite the
fact that reports indicate the acreage
is larger than any ever devoteri tn
single crop in the state, is the far from
optimistic news contained in the state's
crop situation as found May 19, issued
by J. C. iiohler. secretary of the Kan
sas State Board of Agriculture.
The report gives the corn condition
at 79.3 per cent, or 6.8 per cent lower
than that of a year ago. The condi
tion of oats is given as 83.8 ner urn
or 8.1 per cent higher than that of a
year ago. An increased acreage of
barley is established in the report.
The prospective wheat yield indi
cates an average of about 10 bushels
an acre on the area of growing wheat
reported, a montn ago.
Ihls aggregate of wheat." the re
port says, "is approximately 60 per
cent less than the state's crop of last
year. Returns from 22 counties show
an acreage of 12.5 per cent greater
than was reported last Fall. Should
this ratio be maintained in the other
83 counties the returns will show an
acreage larger than any ever devoted
to a single crop in Kansas, surpassing
even the acreage sown In 1914, when
the state produced more than 180 noo -
000 bushels of wheat.
Condition of the wheat treneraliv
has not improved in the last month."
continues the report. "Wrhere the pros
pect was most promising in April the
same conditions prevail, but elsewhere
there has been more or less deteriora
tion. Little insect damage was re
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