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TWO WAYS TO WIN
I. TOLO LEAGUE
Ralph Duniway and F. S. My
ers Debate on Subject of
SECRETARY BAKER SCORED
Treaentatloa of Opposite View Ite
gardlag War Procramm) Frav
larc ooa Laitcbcoa Held
al Moltoomah Hotrl.
Two exactly orpolt way to win
ts war wer laid befor th Oregon
Civic League a It luncheon yesterday
la (no Multnomah Hotel by Ralph R.
Duniwar and Track S. Myer In a de
bat en the subject of war admlnls-
rt.o. .. week, mwo tor the alleged murder of
urged the support and maintenance cf I .... ., ; V -L.
the present m-ar-making machinery of
other matter which will occupy much
attention will be the salmon-canning
industry. Thl question Is one of gen
eral Interest and we will probably hear
from a representative of the Industry.
Pacific Coast bakers may have repre
sentatives here to discus the making
uniform of the rules which are to irulde
them. A number of other matters will
probably present themselves.
"The conference will last two days
at least. Throughout the conference
we will be in direct communication
with Washington and will await In
dorsement of plans before wo aot In
the case of questions which are outsld
Of the food administrators from the
oulatd districts, one has already ar
rived. R. A. Gunnison, administrator
for Alaska, came In last night. Ralph
p. Merrltt will arrive from California
tonight, and Charles Hebbard. for
Washlna-ton. and K. F. Hlcknell. for
Idaho, are scheduled to get here Mon
GLIMPSES OF OREGON BOTS IN' SAILOR BLUE AND OLIVE DRAB. I
ACCUSED NEGRO FREED
DAVID MrCRECCORT, CHARGED
WITH Ml RDM. ACQ I ITT ED.
Maa Proves Re Left City Before Kill,
his Oeeaned Other Case
David McOreggorr. a negro who waa
broucht back from Colorado several
waa Indicted for settlna fire to h
property at J7J3 Korty-nlnth street
pouthenst. for the purpose of defraud
In an Insurance company. The bouse
was destroyed by fire December 7 Isn't.
Mike lielltno. a Greek, who waa
ons tlma under arrest for the alleged
elopement with I-year-old loesl
Coffman. was Indicted for nonsupport.
while Frank Iownlng and Frank Hene
diet were Indicted for the aliased theft
of an automobile from Anna nagnon
January 7 of this year, carl Ialn.
rancher, was Indicted for the alleged
threat to kill Chester Pullen. a neigh
bortns; farmer, while Walter Kaufma
Von llmd.nh.r in ...ml at the. cnargea wnn ron.riuuung to tne a
r v T.mit, i control of llnquenry of .Mildred McCaffrey.
minor, gin. in anoiner open luuicimcm
the Government. Mr. Duniway waa
equally eager for the support of the
Covernment. but criticised the "smug
complacency of tha American people
who Jcnore and glorify errors Instead
of correcting them." He urged tha
creation of the war commission advo
cated by Senator Chamberlain.
"I eaa think of no better way to
loss tha war at this time." said Mr.
Myers In concluding his argument.
than to take tha war out of the hands
of tha President. Much action' would
ba aa admission that the President Is
Incompetent. It would causa the allies
to say. 'Is the United dtatea now going
to llva up to agreementa with us, now
that wa have a new body to deal wlthT
reatlon of a new war board would ba
likely to turn tha seal of the war by
forcing neutral sationa to the sida of
vYar Aesjlevemseata ReeteweeV
Mr. Myers reviewed the achievements
f tha I'ntted States since entering tha
war. and emphasised tha point that
every great achievement In hiatory baa
teeulted from one-man control.
"Oermanr. ha said, "which la the
est war-organised power In tha world.
army and on Tirp
Mr. Duniway ridiculed Mr. Myers' as
eertlon that tha Chamberlain plan
would take tha war out of tha bands
tit the President.
-Why.- he reclaimed, "tha Oonstltu
lien specifically says that the Pnrsl
tlent sbsli bo the Commander-in-Chief
of the Armv snd Navy. Wa cannot
take Ibe war out of the hands of tha
President unls wa ara ready to go
Into a revolution. All that the pro
posed plaa can or bo pee to do la la
aid. supplement and enforce his power.
A radical chance, according to Mr.
T'vntwey. la needed In tha eeneorshlp.
which at present, he said, la used prln
cpallv to keep down tndicnailoa at
the. Administration's incompetence,
avowee Ratltsrel t Facta,
The American pe,pt are entitled to
sow the facts." be declared. -Not. of
' course. In such a way as to give aid
and comfort to the enemy, but aa the
attuatloa Is now things that are well
kaowa to Germany are kept secret
from os Wa have a right to expect
taat wbea mistakes are discovered they
wl.l be corrected. It la only tne In.
eampetsnts who da not want the light
ef day osi their work "
Mr. Duniway was exceedingly bitter
It bts denunciation of Secretary of
War Baker, whom ha characterised as
"ft doesn't seem to ma logical. he
said, "that a man of Baker's previous
training and education would make a
good Secretary of War. and ha baa not
lie shows It la his public utterance,
ritrier because of bis Ignoraarw or with
malicious Intent, he baa made state,
men is before Congress that arc Incor
"He hasn't tha proportions rf a e
reeary of War His Job too big
for htm. And, moreover. be is
'h an ardent booeter for himself and
IU suoocriinAtes that he cannot con
reive tnat either he or any of bis crew
cou;d make a mistake."
Prlnca Menellck. a negro bootblack,
waa exonerated by the Multnomah
Connty grand Jury, which reported a
Dot true bill against him yesterday.
By numerous witnesses he proved to
tha grand Jury that ha had left the city
on a train which left befora Menellck
had been killed. He also accounted for
hla actlona on the nlgbt In question up
to the time the train departed.
Charges of Mike Anderson, an alleged
pro-German, that Dan Nonovtch and
John Novak. Herbs, had threatened to
kill him were not etihef nl I.H ..J tha
two Kerbs were given their freedom. I
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Corp, W .
GUATEMALANS ARE SAFE
bsTTTRR REt KIVEU FROM RKV. AID
MRS. WALTER COOPER.
Kartaqaakeo Destroy Hewaebetd Oawda
aad Ceaple .Xarrowly tjscaa
HILL WILL CELEBRATE
rATRIOTIC rUftCHtHsr. n.tTlRC
op rAf Hciuio.1 i:i:k.
Adder e-.e aad Wwetval Xasabera to Be
IwetwaVeeT la Pswgraeasao of Mil.
Tha cadets of Mill Military Academy
will celebrate Father and on week.
February II to 1. There will be a
special patriotic programme on Lin
coln s h'rthday. February 11 Professor
J. 1 lanlela. head master. Is arrang
ing for addreeeea to ba glvsa by promi
nent men and for musical numbers and
readings by the bora. Rarh out-of-town
red-i will write letters to hla father.
Tbe observanco will bo in kseping with
the Nstlon-wuie celebration, which has
been taken np by a local committee
headed by II. It. Albee and assisted by
ministers and leadera In ail denomina
The primary Koya of Hill bad a party
and treat on Friday to open the Spring
term. Several friends and tha parents
were Invite. t Itobert Kern gave a pa
triotic recitation. -The Flag": Morris
Kinney, of Forest Groie. and William
Weet. aged but five and a half years,
won bonosa In clever selections. An
address by Profesror Iaaiels and a
short talk by Miss Florence Sanborn
concluded the programme and the serv
ing of Ice cream and cakes followed.
FOOD HEADS MEET HERE
AOVVtTR tTORe, TO HOLD
Mrs. Angelina Berry, of toa East Oak
street, has received two letters from
tiuatemala felling of the safety of her
daughter and son-in-law, Rav. and Mrs.
Walter Cooper, and their three children.
whose borne w aa destroyed in tha aeries
of earthquakes which hit Guatemala
City during IVeeember and early In
January. Mr. and Mm. Cooper oa-
raped with their lives, but have lost
practically all of their household ef
fects and Mr. Cooper a books and docu
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper and their chil
dren are making an effort to get to the
United Slates, and may come to Port
lend. They reached Heine, British
Honduras, but were unable to get ac
cepted on tha t'nlted Statea veassls
which went there to offer rescue, ow
Ing to tbe fact tbat they ara Hrltlsb
subjects and tha relief ablpa were In
tended for the American subjects. For
tbe present Mr. and Mm. Cooper have
returned to Guatemala to collect a few
more clolhea and effects, although for
tlma they were housed In tents at
Heine. The letters stated that repeated
efforts had bees made to get measages
through to tha flates. but tha lines
would no more than be set up than a
new quake would put them or the con
necting telegraph lines out of commis
sion. The letters were dated January
14 and were mailed from Heine. The
letters, one written by Mrs. Copper
and the other by Mr. Cooper, each
said that any attsmpt to describe tha
confusion and damage would be almost
OLD BUILDINGS ARE BURNED
Vancouver Has I'lre In Center of
Town, bnt Loss Is Only S3S00.
VA.NCOtrVF.R. Wash.. Feb. -S. (Spe
cial. Two old frame buildings, land
marks In Vancouver, were gutted by
a Are which started from a defective
flue last night. The damage approxi
mated f?Si. The buildings were lo
cated In the center of town, at Fifth
and Main streets, and a large crowd of
shipyard workers and soldiers wen at
tracted. Nearly all the furniture and fixtures
In tba building were removed before
wster damaged them. The losses are
estimated as follows: I'addea estate,
building. 1 1 '100; George P. Manolla,
building and cigar atore, $1700: F. H.
Cole, cigar etore. JUO; Frank Fox.
Kiral restaurant. 1100.
Matters at Vital Interest to B Braaght
Be-ivre Meetlag of Pari fie
Matter os vital Interest to producers,
manufacturer, retailers aad consumers
will be brought before tba conference
of Federal food administrators hero to
morrow, wbea tbe heads of five Pacific
Coast dlat-lcts meal at tregoa head
quarter. Future action In the districts
of Oregon. Washington. I la no, Califor
nia and Alaska wia bo outlined la tba
"The conference Is occasioned by the
similarity of Interests of the districts
Involved and by the need of bringing
about uniformity of rules and regula
tions governing the districts." said Mr.
Ater yesterday. great many mal-
teee will bo discussed I me queelton
wul ba tha bringing of California catUe
to Ovogoa raagee. Tha Forestry aerv
ioa la working aa lb matter sow. An-
EX - STUDENTS ORGANIZE
Portland-Willamette Cnlvcrslry Club
Formed at Sellwood.
WltJ-AMETTR rvrVEnSITT. Palsm.
Or.. Feb. S. iSpectaLi A Portland
Willamette University Club Was organ
lied by Portland alumni and ex-stu-
drnts of Willamette University at a
masting held last week at tha Sellwood
A permanent organisation was ef
fected and the following officers were
elected nr. Guy Woods, president
Mise Mildren Bartholomew, vice-presi
dent: Mrs. Ray Smith, secretary, and
Dr. Henry Irvine, treasurer.
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ssweiaisg -Istss-feskat llMkfW5vSaSil
FLOUR SALE PROFITS
Gross Maximum of 50 to 75
Certs Per Barrel Named
LIMIT STRICTLY DEFINED
7Yi ct7o v.
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A trio of sons In the service is the
contribution of Mr. and Mrs. 1 D.
Williams, of Ilwaeo. Wash. The three
boys all attended Portland and Oregon
schools and are all members of igina
Jack Williams, now a member of the
I'niverslty of Washington Ambulance
Corps, located in Allentown. Pa.. Is a
graduate of Jefferson Hltrh School and
enlisted while a freshman at the Uni
versity of Washington. Hees Williams,
now a corporal In the Second Wash
ington In France, attended the Oregon
Agricultural College and the University,
of Washington. Lewis Williams, Jr..
Is a graduate of Portland Academy and
the I'niverslty of Washington. He was
City Engineer of Astoria for the last
five years and Is now on duty as a
First Lieutenant of engineers at Camp
Will 8. Thurlow. a former Oregontan
carrier and for several years after his
graduation from Washington Hlrrh
tv hool In 113 a collector for Kllers Music House, is now among the Navy re
eruita studying gas engine work at Columbia University In New York. Ho
la tha son of A. Thurlow. of Powers Furniture Company, lie enlisted In
the Navy three months ngo. . .
Home on a two months' furlough, which he Is spending at the home of hl
parents. lr. and Mrs. W. N. Weller. 44 4 Third street, Albert K- Werier will
take an examination for West Point March 19. He reoelved his appointment
for examination while with the Eighth Company. Coast Artillery, at. tort
Albert C. PolldsboeL now In France with Company C. JIBth Engineers, will
be remembered among the automobile dealers in the city. His letter Indicates
his satisfaction with life as It Is lived with the Army:
"Wa ara vrr comfortable her and well fed and the T. M. C. -A. la doing
fin work, as Is tha Red Cross. Women are doing tha men's .work; in fact.
veryone is working here'to help win this war.
"I sure ara anxious to get in action,. We are training very hard.
'We have liberty frequently, so you ran imagine I am taking In tha
sights. Hut I shall be glad to see America once again.
First Lieutenant Walter 8. thanks, rormeriy an employe or tne r-ortiana
Oaa Company. Is now stationed with th 156th Depot Brigade at Camp Lee,.
Va. Lieutenant Shank received his commission 1n the second series of train
ing camps at Fort Niagara. N. Y.
Sergeant Arthur O. fclklns and corporal w. u. Anderson, oi tne ia in
fantry, are now with a detachment of the 41st Division at Camp Hill, New
port News, Va. Sergeant hllklns was a resident of Oswego and Corporal An
derson lived at ? F.ast Ankeny street.
Ruling in Indiana Streetcar
Controversy Not Final.
ROCEEDINGS ARE PENDING
Public Service Commissioner Corey
Says Case of Other State
Are ot Exactly Parallel
WltU Portland Issue.
f ALEX. Or, Feb. 1. (Special.) Pub
lic Service Commissioner Corey, In an
other statement In regard to the (-cent
far caaa of tha Portland Railway.
Light ft Power Company, pointed out
t the cases cited aa coming from
Negro Guilty of Bootlegging.
Harold Rlggs, negro, waa found
guilty by a Jury in Untied State Judge
Bean's court yesterday on a charg of
selling Intoxicating liquor to Indiana.
Assistant United Slates Attorney Beck
man proved th sal by Kigg of nine
bottle of bitter, containing li per cent
alcohol, to Indian at Pendleton during
the Hound-up last Fall. This waa
Rugs' second trial, th Jury In a for
mer trial being unabl to agree. Klggs
will ba sentenced tomorrow.
Jewish Women to Meet.
Professor Paul H. Douglas, of Reed
College, will address th Council of
Jewish Women next Wednesday at 1
o'clock la B'nal trnth building. Lorts
Cralk. a gifted young girl from As
toria, will play vtoltn solos. Mra
Julius 1. Louissoa will hv charge of
lb programm aad Mra. Georg Low
sasoa or tha social how.
ther commissions and courts In va
rious parts of the country are not par
llel with the case at lau In Portland.
Commenting onjhcse cases, he aaid:
"Whll this commission, under the
decision of our Supreme Court In the
Woodburn case, unquestionably has
uthorlty to modify or change a rate
echedule of rales provided for by
franchise agreement between a munici
pality and a public utility after hear
ing and Investigation, wa have always
given serious consideration to the
term of a franchise contract before
xerclslng th police power of the
state, and only then In cases where It
wa definitely determined that such
rate were unduly burdensome to cither
th patrons, a part of th patrons or
"Th Indiana case, so frequently
quoted. I understand, waa decided by
a Judge of th lower court Just as our
Woodburn case was decided against the
commission In our Circuit Court. The
Indiana case haa not yet reached the
Supreme Court. The former Indiana
commission in 191 beld that it had
Jurisdiction over rates fixed by fran
chise and It was not questioned. The
present commission, composed entirely
of new members, however, beld It does
not have uch Jurisdiction In the In
dianapolis streetcar case and haa been
upheld In the lower court.
"Th New York City case Involving
the question of authority to alter fran
chise rata haa not. to th best of my
knowledge, been before any court- The
application was dented by a majority.
not unanlmoua. decision of the Public
Service Commission of Now York City.
Both th Indiana and New York Com
missions may yet find that they have
authority to alter rates fixed by fran
chise belwsaa a, mtu-lclpallly and a
public utility when such rates ara
I found burdensome to either th patron
I or the utility.
"The authority of commissions gen
erally to Impair contracts fixing rates
of public utilities is well founded. Al
though tha constitution of some states
msy not permit of tha delegation of
such power by its Legislature to a Pub
lic Servioa Commission. I find the fol
lowing states have such power, and
there may. be others: Wisconsin, Mis
souri. Maryland, Maine. Massachusetts,
Nebraska, Kansas. Arixona, California,
Colorado. New Mexico, West Virginia,
Oklahoma and Oregon."
Retailers Allowed 80 Cents to $1.20,
Amount to Be Determined by
'Degree) of Service Prices
of Substitutes Regulated.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. A scale of
profits for wholesale and retail dealers
In wheat flour was suggested by the
Food Administration tonight, with the
warning that any margins charged In
excess of those proposed would be con
sidered cause for Investigation. The
Wholesalers Gross maximum profit
not exceed from SO to 75 cents a "barrel.
Retailers Gross maximum profit on
original mill, 'lackages not to exceed
84 cents to $1.20 a barrel, depending on
tba character of service performed; on
less than original mill packages, not to
exceed 1 cent a pound.
Dealers were cautioned also asafhst
charging nore than pre-war profits on
wheat flour and against asking. more
than a reasonable margln on wheat
flour substitutes. ,
"Substitutes for wheat flour," the
Food- Administration' announcement
says, "should not be sold at more than
a reasonable advance over actual pur
chase price of the particular goods sold
without regard to market or replace
WASHINGTON, Feb;, 2. Millions of
bushels of wheat ar available in Aus
tralia to feed the armies of . the allies
If only ships can be obtained. Crawford
Vaughn, former premier of bouth Aus
tralia, today told 28 state directors of
the State Public Reserve,; who are at
tending the convention to enroll work-'
ers for shipbuilding.
"The prime 'need of the allies 'Is
ships," Mr. Vaughn said. "There are to
day 300.000.000 bushels of wheat in my
country waiting xor tonnage. i
"The workmen in the yards of Amer
ica must realise that every time they
slacken up or take time off: the effect
la Just tne same as it xneir. arimery m
Franc stopped the barrage fire during
a charge. ,
planar student far above the ordinary,
both In merit and performance.
' It is no small taslc to Bit before
critical audience and play a number
of selections from memory, from the
compositions of such high-class music
creators as Grieg. Bach, Beethoven,
Weber,. Juon. Foote. Dohnanyi and
MacDowell. Yet Miss Caples satisfac
torily and with much credit to herself
and her short period of piano study
accomplished this task.
Probably the rirtist exacting selection
for rendition was the Grieg suite, from
"Molberg's Time," (1684-1754) in pre
lude. sarabands, gavotte, air and rl
gaudon. - Each movement- was sharply
contrasted and quite brilliantly and
The Bach and MacDowell numbers.
particularly, sparkled in singing beauty.
interpreted with dainty, fine touch. In
deed, all the solos wer played modest
ly, and with plenty of clever contrast
By her recital last night. Miss Caples
shows that she Is one of the best
among the younger pianists of this
DUTCH SHIPS MAY SAIL
GOVER.ME'T A?fD OW5ER9 COM
Conditions Laid Down Under Which
Vessels Carrrlns Grata Will
Not Be Requisitioned.
TEMPERATURE ON RISE
.NORTH WIND AND SNOWFLAKES
DRIVEN TO COVER., i
Brer. Groundhog Falls to See Shadow,
aad Six Weeks' Prolonging of Wln-
' - ter Is Not Feared.
The invasion of Oregon by the North
Wind and his ally, the frisky snowflake.
has been repulsed. Driven to cover d
the tierce onslaught of thc snivery
forces, Oregon's balmy climate huddiea
Its retreat and awaitea tne cnance
to counter attack. The chance came
yesterday. The mercury hopped up to
4o. and snow vanished by degrees as
tempering breeies played about town. !
There was no sun yesterday, ana
Brer Groundhog came up to stay when
he poked his nose out of his hole. So
the supposition Is that the six weeks'
prolonging of Winter that threatened
need not be feared.,
'There are no indications tnat .we
will have sufficient rajn to clear the
around of mow immediately," said
Meteorologist Well yesterday. "Neither
ara ther indications tnat wo win nave
any - more snow. Temperature- will
probably continue to be higher, . nd
ther will be om precipitation. The
lowest temperature laat night -was 28
THE HAGUE, Feb. 2. Negotiations
have been completed between Dutch
shipowners and the government re
garding conditions under which grain
ships now in American . ports will be
exempted from requisition by the gov
ernment. These vessels will be free to
sail in . accordance with the arrange
ment made provisionally between the
United States and Holland.
WASHINGTON. Feb: t. Some of the
Dutch ships referred to in the forego
ing despatch from" The Hague have
been assigned to go to Argentina ,to
load corn for Belgium relief and others
will bring wheat to the United States.
The wheat will be milled and while the
flour may be exported, the bran and
cattle food will be retained here..
AMSTERDAM. Feb. 2. .All permits
for the departure of steamers from
Dutch porta have been withdrawn by
The Netherlands government and new
ones will not be issued, according to
tbe Telegraaf. 1 The action of the gov
ernment, presumably, says the news
paper,, is due to the fear that Dutch
ships going to the United States will
be held up until negotiations between
Germany "and Holland have been con
cluded. ' . ' '.
124 ALIEN SOLDIERS
Wholesale ' Discharges From
Army Ordered at Cody
GOOD OF SERVICE, REASON
Employe of Manufacturing: riant at
New York Arrested on Charge
of Disposing of Government
OREGON GOVERNOR LAUDED
Harper's Magazine Says Agitators
Are Cowed by Kxecutlve.V
SALEM. Or., Feb. . J. (Special.) The
January Issue of Harper's Magazine, In
an article by Edward Hungerf ord on
"America's Armada in thev Making,"
has the following paragraph relative
to the situation in the shipyards in
Oregon: ' .
"There was one official on the West
Coast, however, .who was not cowed,
His name Is James Wlthycombe and h
is Governor of the -fin old American
State of Oregon. And when a crew of
professional agitators came down from
the neighboring stats of Washingto
and tried to tie up the busy yards at
ancient Astoria the Governor- sent
portion of the National Guard there
post-haste. There was no strike. The
yards kept hard at it and the differ
ences between the workers and the!
employers were submitted to arnitra
DEMING, N. M., Feb. 2. One hundred
and twanty-four alien soldiers of the
3th National Guard Division, compris
ing former National Guardsmen of
Minnesota. Iowa. South Dakota nnH
Nebraska, were ordered discharged
from the Army today "for th good of
The action was taken on Instructions
from the Adjutant-General at Washington.
The men, who were members of 1G
organizations in the division, which is
in training at Camp Cody, near here.
win not be interned,-but wl',1 be given
travel pay and allowances and permit
ted to proceed to their homes. They
will not be recommended for rc enlist
Allen Enemies Held.
This action follows the discharge
yesterday of seven Austrians and one
German, who were ordered held for
civil officers as enemy aliens. The
eight men discharged yesterday were
alleged to have made statements dis
loyal to the United States.- . -
NEW YORK, Feb" 3. The naval in
telligence bureau today caused th ar
rest of Hyrnan luharsky, known by the
name of "Harold Barr." at a ship tele
graph and signal apparatus manufac
turing plant in this city, where he was
employed, rtn the charge of .disposing
of important blueprints of Government
work to persons not entitled to re
MILK.. MAY BE CHEAPER
Order - Against Condensed-' Product
Said Dae to Cocoa nut OIL .
5IARSHFIELD. Or.. Feb. I. (Spe
clal.) It was stated here by a cream
eryman of wide knowledge that the or
der against condensed milk announced
on Friday is attributable in some mess
ure to a practice some Coast factories
adopted of extracting butterfat from
milk and substituting cocoanut oil
The statement could n t be traced to
Its source, although the than who made
the declaration said the practice was
ST. HELENS BLAZE PROBED
Hotel Destroyed by Fire Is to' Be
Rebuilt at Once.
ST. HELENS. Or.. Feb. 2. (Special.)
A deputy from the office of the
Stat Fire Marshal arrived today to as
sist th Sheriff In the Investigation of
the fire at the Sommarstrom shipyard.
Already th debris has been cleared
away and the shipbuilding company
will begin the construction of another
Officials of th company hope to
have the building completed within SO
days so that the men who are now
without quarters can be accommo
224 Scales Condemned.
SALEM. Or- Feb. 1. (Special.) In
hi annual report for th year 1817,
Deputy Sealer of Weights and Meas
ures Spence Wortman, shows a total of
67 scales examined, of which 224
were condemned permanently. A total
of 17,730 weights were examined, of
which 12 were condemned, while 1790
linear measures were Inspected, of
which four wer condemned. Out of
4(47 liquid measures examined. 111
were condemned andTsix pump were
condemned permanently out of 203 ex
amined. . v ' '
Centra) Body Organized.
ROSEBCRG, Or., Feb. 2. (Special.)
L. J. Simpson, 'of North Bend, wa In
Roseburg today to perfect a county or
ganisation of the war aavlngs and
thrift campaign for tbe First Congres
sional District. The central organiza
tion' will be in this city. I. B. Riddle
wa chosen general county chairman.
His assistants Include County Superin
tendent of Schools O. C. Brown and
Postmaster L. F. Reizensteln. Four
other member will be added to this
commute at a meeting to be held
Literary Societies to Celebrate.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY. Salem.
Or.. Feb. 2. (Special.) The Phllado
sian and Pbiladrian Literary societies
are to celebrate their 35th anniversary
February IJ. Thee societies claim the
distinction of being th oldest societies
of Uielr klad on th Coast.
Site at Spokane aad tbe Great ftulucy
Flat la Grant County, Washing
ton, to Be Inspected. '
Climatic conditions of Portland and
vicinity are unfavorable for the estab
lishment of an aviation school In this
part of the country, and no such school
is to be expected here, according - to
Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Crabtree,
who. with Major N. W. Peek, of the
flying section, and William P. Stevens,
a Detroit real estate - operator, who
la serving as the realty expert oft he
board, arrived in Portland yestesday
morning from San Francisco, and left
In the evening for Spokane.
- Colonel Crabtree and his party have
Just finished an Inspection of the frying
school at San Diego and are on their
way to -inspect two proposed sites in
The officers were met at the Multno
mah Hotel yesterday by J- C. Ralston,
representing the Spokane Chamber of
Commerce, and W. G. Mathews, of
Ephreta. . Wash., who represents bus
iness organisations of Grant and Doug
las counties, Washington, and the We
natchee Chamber of Commerce. Each
of these delegates is sponsor for a tract
of ground In Washington in which it Is
hoped the site poard will be, interested.
One is near Spokane. The other is the
great Quincy Flats'Jn Grant County.
Piano Recital by Portland
Girl Is Success.
Mlmm Helen Caplea Entertain
eral months and, continual complaints
had been made from several European
The belief among manufacturers of
milk products here is that the loss o
European trade will materially reduce
the cost of milk all over th Pacific
At i thl morning w recorded 32. at' known to be common for the past sev
s. 25. and at thl aiternoon u. inn
minimum temperature tonight will be
Snow remained on sidewalks on most
residence streets yesterday, the habit
of Oregonians of taking it for granted
that tha weather would take care of
Itself being too strong to be supplanted.
On downtown streets the business
house made a clean sweep of It, while
other chose to chase away trade by
leaving th slushy barrier as they
FLYING SCHOOL DENIED
Aviators say climatic condi
tions IIEREl UNFAVORABLE.
BROTHERS JWOURN SISTER
Death at Stockton, Cal. Brings Sor
row to Oregon City Families,
OREGON CITY, Ox., Feb. 2. Mr.
Penelope Vizellch, of Stockton, Cal
only sister of George A. Harding and
Henry Harding, of Oregon City, and
half sister of Charles Murray, alsb of
this city, died at her home on Thurs-
rinv. after an illness of several months.
The funeral services are to be held in
Mrs. Vizelich was born at Sydney,
Australia, in 1840, but had resided In
California since1 1867, -and was one of
the well-known pioneers of that state.
She Is survived by six children, all of
whom are In California, except Stanley,
who Is a member of the Eighteenth En
gineers in France.
SCHOOL OFFICERS MEET
Distribution of' Grant Land Fund
SALEM Or, Feb. 2. (Special.) Oter
100 school officers from various
parts of Marion County held their
annual ' session here today, discussing
numerous -topics of school administra
tion. The most important of those con
sidered was the question of how to
distribute Oregon & California grant
A committee of five was named to
take this pp with the County Court, the
committee consisting of Frank -Heu-bertz.
G. W. Markee.. Gordon E. Tower,
G. X. Gooding and John Kellis.
ISS HELEN CAPLES, daughter of
Mr. a4 Mra. J. R. Caples, Alameda
Park, was th motif of, a most enjoy
able, fin piano recital, last night inthe
Little Theater, and her solos were cor--dially
received by an interested, friend
ly audience. '
Miss Caples. who was presented in
recital by Miss Abby Whtteaid. is a
student at present in Jefferson High
School, and la clearly and distinctly a
" School Cafeteria Successful. . ;
JUNCTION CITY. Or., Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) The domestic science depart
ment of the Junction City High School
under the supervision of Miss CarrolL
has Installed a cafeteria. The purpose
is to serve the students hot lunches
for cost The plan Is successful and the
initial cost of the lunch has not ex
ceeded 9 cents.'-.
Arizona Slacker Arrested.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 2. (Speolal.)
Frederick Klatt waa taken to Fort
Stevens today and turned over to the
military authorities. He was arrested
upon the request of the Adjutant-General
of Arizona because he failed to
report to the exemption board in Ari
zona for physical examination. -
Phone your want ads to The Orego
nian. Main 7070, A 6095. , ,
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2. A letter
signed T. N. T., stating "autocrats and
their flunkey satellites. are "due for
some uplifting," was received through
the mail by the California Develop
ment Board and turned over for" in
vestigation to Charles M. Flckert, Dis
trict Attorney. . -
Letter Printed In Red.
The letter was in printed clock- char
acters with red Ink on a sheet, of
paper of peculiar red hue and was,
mailed St 12:30 P. M. on .'January .21). v
Letters with .similar signature and
largely the same In text have been re--ceived
recently by the State Council of
Defense, Governor William J. Stephens
and other organizations and individual -
and are the subject of nn investigation
now under way. by Federal and local ,
authorities. .,- . - '
NEW YORK, Feb. 2. Kvery tenant
in the TO-story structure at -4 Broad-,
way, - where. the Hamburg-American -Line
had its' offices in days of peace,
was'ordered today by the- Government
Entire Building- Needed.
The war boa,rd of the port of New
York recently took over two floors, and
its rapid expansion will require tho uso
of -the entire building, it was ex
The" seizure is mu.de under the alien
property,, act. -.'. .
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Feb. 2. "Gen
eral" Nicholas Senn ZotfK, .Norbet A.
Myles and Charles Draper were ar- V
rested, today for the third time under
the espionage act after having been
set ae liberty yesterday when the. Gov
ernment was unabTe to proceed with
the preliminary hearing.
GERMAN PLANE DOWNED
ENEMY CRAFT STRUCK BY BILLET
FROM FRENCH AIRPLANE."
French Officers Declare Huns Set Fire
' to Machine When They Found -
CHELLES. France. Feb. 2. The Ger
man airplane, which was downed here
in the recent air raid was struck by a
bullet from a machine gun on the air
plane driven by the French aviator,
Billard. The enemy airplane is Jiot a
bombarding machine, strictly speaking,
but more of the type of an escort.
The enemy airplane had just reached
Noisy-Le-Seo when it was struck. The
Germans at pnee4 realized that the ma
chine had been winged and hastened1 to
retrace their course, pursued by the
fire of anti-aircraft guns. When above
Chelles the raiders say they found
their machine was afire and they has
tened to make a landing.
This version . of the occurrence Is
questioned here, and it is believed that
the Germans set fire to the machine.
Both of th officers are barons and
one of them, who is only 20 years old,
seemed heartbroken when taken pris
oner. He said that his career had been
ruined. The other, aged 25, on the
other hand, appeared delighted that th
war waa over as far as he was con
OREGON MIDDIES NAMED
Senator Chamberlain Appoints Two
Youths to. Xaval Academy.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Waeh
ngton, Feb. 2. Senator Chamberlain
today tfilled two vacancies at the
Annapolis Naval Academy. For one he
named Max H. Millsop,. of Lebanon, as
principal and Hermon H. Chapman, of
Portland, alternate, ana tor me oiocr
piace he appointed W. L. Freshman, of
Portland, principal, and Elantharr
Sweet, of Portland, alternate.
The alternates will enter th acad
emy if the principals fail to pass the
GOLD 'LOST BY TELEGRAPH'
Federal Reserve Notes in Circulation
Increase by $2,000,000.
WASHINGTON, Feb. I. Nine million
inline m cold was "lost by telegraph"
this week by the Federal reserve banks,
according to tomgnt s nnanciai statement.
The apparent aecrease or tnat amount
in gold reserves was one mainly to
delay in transmission of telegrams
from one bank to another giving notice
of a transfer of gold. Consequently
neither bank recorded the gold.
Federal reserve notes in circulation
increased by 2,000,000. ' . . s