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THE SUNDAY OREGOSTAX, PORTLAND. SEPTEMBER 13, 1918.
CITY'S EXECUTIVE JOINS WITH FOUNDATION COMPANY OFFICIALS
IN EARLY MORNING LAUNCHING TO ESCAPE FRIDAY THE 13TH.
Boilermakers in Steel Ship
yards Repeat Saturday
Walkout tof Week Ago.
ACT STOUTLY CONDEMNED
Government Representatives Declare
Men Have Violated Agreement.
Examiner Montague Makes
Statement of Case.
Repeating: the action taken a week
ago in refusing: to work Saturday af
ternoon, about 80 per cent of the men
In slue) shipyards who are members of
the Boilermakers' Union walked out
at noon yesterday, and of 2300 men cm-
Moved at the Willamette Iron & Steel
Works 39 quit work at noon. There
were six more who failed to report for
' duty on the first night shift. A week
ago yesterday it is said not a man left
Government representatives condemn
the action as a violation of the agree
ment under which the men are work
ing, and the Willamette Iron & Steel
Works has ordered discharged the men
who left their places yesterday.
Though tho absence of the union men
hampered other plants to some extent,
all continued working with the men re
maining. No other bodies among or
ganized labor have followed the action
cf tho Boilermakers' Union, and one.
local No. 2. Operative Plasterers and
Cement Finishers, adopted a resolution
in favor of a full week's work and an
offer to co-opera to in any manner with
Chairman Mary Sends Telegram.
Richard Montague, examiner -in Ore
gon for the Macy Adjustment Board,
yesterday made public a telegram from
Chairman Macy. as follows: .
"Shipbuilding Labor Adjustment
Board considers action of boilermakers
In refusing to work Saturday afternoon
violation of decision and obstructive of
Another message from Secretary Sea
ger. or the board, to the effect the
Doara Had communicated with Acting
i-resiaent w yant, of the International
ouiicrmaicra Association, said, re
ferring to the men who had walked
"The action of course is clear viola
tion of derision and should be roundly
The understanding is that Mr. Wyant
communicated directly with the union,
ordering the men to work yesterday
Mr. Sloatane Issue Statement.
Commenting on the situation yester
day Mr. Montague made the following
"The action of the boilermakers in
walking out Saturday afternoons was
a deliberate violation of the Macy
'agreement and wholly unwarranted by
any of the grievances of which the men
"The matter of wearing union but
tons had been fairly considered and
submitted to the board and put up to
ine decision of the employes them
selves, through their regularly elected
shop committee. There had been, it I
true, many vexatious delays and diffi
culties In enforcing the Macy agree
ment. but the labor adjustment board
and Its local officers had continuously
ana amgentiy Kept at work rectifying
and adjusting these, having in mind a
all times the welfare of tho men and
animated by no purpose but to do full
and ample Justice to them.
Adjustment Board at Ha Best.
"Not every disputed point has been
decided in favor of the employes. As a
matter or fact, the great majority
them have, but no reasonable man can.
expect to prevail In every controversy,
nor will any fair-minded man contend
that he is always right. The adjust
ment board and the officers of the Gov
ernment generally are continually
Btudying means of improvement of the
machinery by which grievances are ad
justed, and if they can have the co
operation of all parties they will cer
tainly succeed In bringing about better
results In adjusting disputes between
employers and employes than has ever
been known before, and in a way, too,
men win give me employes a more
lull and reasonable hearing.
The action of the boilermakers.
W'hlch it Is believed Is not approved by
a great proportion of the well-disposed
and thoughtful men among them, is
calculated to make the judicious arieve.
Such hasty and unwarranted breeches
of good faith and plighted word do
more harm to the cause of organized
la Dor titan an its enemies."
Plasterers Declare Loyalty.
. The resolution of the Operative Plas
terers and Cement Finishers, a copy of
wnicn was sent to Mr. Montague, and
won nis earnest approval, is as fol
From the Operative Plasterers' and Cement
i-lnisners inion. Local S'J. to the Emergency
fleet Corporation. Loral Board To this
Government of the United States of Amer
Whereas. A condition exlats within this
United states or America and outside of its
borders, that asks for a co-operation, of all
lovers of democracy, to destroy all attempts
01 ine enemr in ana ouisiae or its borders,
whose sole aim Is' to establish autocratic
rule and destroy the Ideals and aims and
Uterttea or this United States; and
n nerea, ji is only tnrougn a co-operation
or ail the people In this United States
, that we employ, assist and co-ordinate with
all or our departments relative to. and di
r"tlr Interested in. producing and con
structlnir the necessary material that will
bring- about a decisive victory for the United
states ot America: and
"Whereas. It la the wish of this Govern
ment that organized labor shall co-operate
toward supplying .said assistance, that is of
essential need, in all or its aeparunents;
therefore, be It
Resolved. That we. the Plasterers and Ce
ment Finishers or the city or Portland, Local
Lnlon ej. orrr our assistance In co-operar
lug In any way with this Government. t
set aside cur by-taws and rules and regula
tions relative to tints on Saturday, and work
a full da Instead or hair time, and offer
ourselves In any way that we may be or
interest to this United States in its hour or
trial. Uniform or a pair of overalls. w
re with you till tho Red. White and Blue
swings over the Reichstag.
Tours for victory. J. FOLXEY,
Business Agent local 82, 262 South
This stand Is taken In view of Influences
that seek to work out a 44-hour week.
(Seal attached as rollows: Local No. 82,
O. P. I. A., Portland, Oregon.)
Men Will Be Discharged.
The Willamette Iron & Steel Works
management caused a notice to be
posted in the shops to acquaint th6
men with their attitude, it being as
"The Saturday half-holidays, which
have been in force during the months
of June. July and August, have been
discontinued until June, 1919. This
action is in accordance with the agree
ment entered Into with the Shipbuild
ers' Labor Adjustment Board. It is
our desire that no misunderstanding
shall exist regarding our position in
this matter. Any employe failing to
work the required eight hours Satur
day will be considered as having brok-,
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PLEA TO WORKERS
Max Maximilian Urges Labor
to Do Utmost in Speeding
KAISER'S DEFEAT SOUGHT
t Photo by Angelus Studio.
Left to Right Superintendent Thompson, of Foundation Company! Mayor Baker,
Mrs. K. c. Cienereaux Mrs. Baker, Sponsor, and Captain Genereaux. French
At 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning the hull of the Fsench steam auxiliary
schooner Nancy went overboard at the Foundation Company's plant, her trip
down the ways having been postponed until after midnight, so that Bhe would
not be classed as having floated Friday, the 13th, for sailors consider the date
more of an ill omen than those ashore.
Mrs. Geore-e L. Baker christened the vessel, the Mayor also being present.
Besides those on the launching platform were other guests, and the Foundation
Band played, despite the rain and unseemly hour, "The Marseillaise" bursting
forth as the ship started.
The Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company launched the null or tne noKoma,
a Ferris ship, at the St. Johns yard at 12:20 o'clock, also selecting the time to
escape the "hoodoo" date. . . . n . . . .
en the rules under which we are op
erating, unless satisfactory evidence is
offered that his absence was unavoid
able. This shipyard is operating on i
48-hour-week schedule and absentees
on other days than Saturday, unless
satisfactorily explained, will be con
sidered as having broken the rules.
the same as those who fail to work'
a full day Saturday."
It is said to have been reported to
the management that some of the union(
men piannea to worK yesteraay atter
noon and lay off one afternoon during
the week, so as to make only a 44-hour
At the headquarters of the union It
was said that the officers expected
to receive information from the Macy
board by tomorrow that will govern
their actions in thb future. Regarding
the men having left the Willamette
plant after the notice was posted, it
was said they had obligated them
selves to stand by a resolution adopted
last week, in which the members
agreed to work only four hours Sat
urdays until the new Macy schedule
BAND WINS PRAISE
Foundation Musicians Lauded
by Premier Oliver.
PERSONAL TRI3UTE PAID
CLASSIFICATION IS NIXESSARY
Work of Getting Crews Slow Because
of Draft Complications.
Registrants included In the last draft
registration up to 45 years are having
no easy time casting their lot with the
merchant marine service, because some
of the draft boards decline to release
them in advance of the classification
being completed. Lieutenant Jones, in
charge of the office of the sea service
bureau of the Shipping Board, who is
endeavoring to fill out crews for three
ships in the harbor now, has experi
enced considerable trouble along that
line, but it is anticipated instructions
will be forwarded from Washington
as soon as possible that will clear the
situation. Some boards have given the
men certificates to Join ships.
Captain Trauny, who arrived yester
day from Seattle to assume command
of the wooden steamer Boxley, received
instructions last night to return to the
Puget Sound city to appear as a wit
ness in a legal action pending. It is
not thought he will be prevented from
agoing out with the vessel.
British Columbian Compliments
Showing Made at Launching
Ceremonies In Victoria,
B. C, Last Week.
GRAIN OFFICIAL 10 ACT
FOOD 'ADMINISTRATOR PREPARES
TO MEET FEDERAL ORDER.
News That Government Will Use Ten
Vessels to Load Floor in Port
land ot Confirmed Here
Positive information that the Gov
ernment will utilise 10 vessels to load
grain and flour here and on Puget
Sound during the next few weeks in
an effort to relieve the congestion, as
decided on at Washington. Friday, had
not been officially conveyed yesterday
to M. H. Houser, of the Food Admin
istration Grain Corporation, but that
did not deter him from proceeding with
check as to the number of carriers
that would be available during Sep
tember and October.
In wooden ships Mr. Houser esti
mates . conservatively, 10 to' 12 being
the total in Oregon, with six to eight
steel ships. So far as his responsibili
ties go he is prepared to start the
movement at once. At Washington, so
it has been intimated, the movement
of cereals in wooden bottoms Is rated
as experimental. On the Pacific Coast
no such classification is recognized.
Grain has come from Australia in old
wooden Vessels during the past year.
and. when the gralnwas in shipping
condition as it went aboard, it was
Also, says Mr. Houser. while there is
abundant wheat at tidewater, " there is
no reason why. more should be for
warded from the interior to such extent
the movement of other kinds of cargo
interfered with. He points out that
the shipments can be held in the coun
try until more is required with which
to dispatch ships. ...
PRIORITY OF TRAVEL TTRGED
Real Xeeds of Passengers to V. S.
Asked by Honolulu to Be Criterion.
HONOLULU, T. H.. Sept 3. (Spe-
ial.) Due to the ever-increasing de
mand for passenger accommodations
from Hawaii to the mainland, as a re
sult of the ever-decreasing number of
hips available to meet that demand.
priority of travel will be enforced as
regards these islands, if the wishes of
the local shipping circles and adminis
trative offices prevail with the United
States Shipping Board. -
It is known that communications urg-
ng on the hoard the advisability ot
differentiating between essential and
non-essential travelers has been sent to
the San Francisco oflce of the Ship
Local shipping offices are booked
months ahead and passengers leaving
now have been booked since June.
Praise accorded the Foundation Com
pany's band on its pilgrimage to Vic
torla, B. C. a week ago. to participate
in important launching and keel lay
ing ceremonies at the Foundation yards
there, has been added to by the receipt
of a complimentary letter from John
Oliver, Premier of the Province of Brit
ish Columbia. Premier Oliver made the
principal address at the laying of a keel
for the first French steamer to be
started and heard the band there, as
well as at a public concert Monday
His letter to the Foundation Com
pany is as follows:
"I think a great deal of credit is
due the Foundation Company for the
splendid organization and excellent
manner in which the events connected
with the ceremonies of last Monday
were carried out. I have in mind par
ticularly your contribution to the fes
tivities of the day provided by the
Portland band, which arrived here for
the occasion. Certainly, the members
of your band acquitted themselves
creditably, and their performances dur
ing their stay in Victoria were the sub
ject of repeated complimentary com
ment. I wish to add my personal testi
mony to the appreciation of the citizens
of Victoria for your generous arrange
ment in this respect. Yours truly,
The fact the bandsmen paraded
through the streets to the shipyards
in the garb worn while laboring at
the Portland plant, overalls and jump
ers being the style and decorated with '
paint, strongly impressed the Victor-1
ians. In the evening they appeared in
the big lobby of the Hotel Empress irf
their natty uniforms, creating still an
other sensation. They were entertained
at a banquet by the Victoria Board of
Trade that night and Tuesday morning
were the guests of the organization
on an automobile teur of the city.
To cap- it all Director Cioffi was
presented with a platinum Elk's pin by
Bayly Hipkins, vice-president of the
Foundation Corporation, the presenta
tion being in recognition of his work
in bringing the band to such a high
state of efficiency.
And the bandsmen, unwilling to ac
cept all the credit for the trip, have
written P. S. Treloar, traffic manager
of the Portland yard, thanking him for
his chaperonage of the party and the
arrangements he made for their com
fort and pleasure.
Former Teuton Soldier, Speaking at
J Motorship Launching, Points
i-uiiuecuon .Between snips
: and Victory.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) The feature of the raising of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation flag over
the Motorship Construction Company at
4:30 o'clock today was a speech by Max
Maxmilian, of the United States Ship
ping Board, Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion, wno in broken English made
strong plea for every worker present
to work every minute. He told of being
oorn in Germany, though he said he
Is ashamed of it and was four years
in tne Germany army, an officer.
In the German army, he said, "You
get a nickel a day. a meal a dav and
an tne nen you re looking for." He
told of having eight brothers in Ger
many now and that he is helping to
beat Germany to free his brothers and
the rest. of the German people.
The German army, he said, Is beaten
now, but they won't believe it, we've
got to show them. He said the people
in Germany ought to be glad that the
Kaiser started the war, because now
they have found him out. They did
not know him before, and when the
war is over, Germany will be a free
people and the Kaiser will not have a
15,000,000 Job any more.
Soldiers Dont Quit.
Maxmilian pleaded with the men to
realize that these are war times; that
many things are coming up all the time
that are not pleasing to the officers of
the company, to the Shipping Board, to
the President, but they don't quit. They
just go ahead and get along the best
way they can. "What would you think
of the soldiers In France if they quit
fighting just because they did not like
"You should do your last bit so that
when the soldiers come back from
France that you can walk up to them
and look them in the eye and tell them
that while he did his duty in France
you did your full share over here. Don't
loaf on the Job. If you men all lost
two minutes a day, that would mean a
man's time for a full day and men are
hard to get. Keep at it all day long
and if you see some man in the plant
losing time, don't give him hell, but go
to him and tell him that you have a
brother or a friend fighting in France
and if we dop't get the ships built he
might be killed.
Life Boats Most Necessary. .
'A few days ago a big transport was
sunk and the 2000 men aboard were
saved because they had life boats, Just
like you are building here. They are
just as necessary as the big ships and
we have to have them."
W. P. Martin, a workman of the
plant, was chairman of the meeting.
and tirst called upon Mayor G. R. Per-
cival. of Vancouver, to speak. He
pleaded Tor the last ounce of energy in
R. S. Cleeve, chief inspector for the
Government at the G. M. Standlfer Con
struction Corporation steel plant, made
few remarks, and Clement Scott, ex
alted ruler of the Elks and chairman of
the Salvation Army drive in Vancou
ver, told what this city and country are
expected to do.
George M. Hyland, who recently ac
quired the Columbian, made an impas
sioned address eulogizing "Woman,
telling of the many heroic things worn
en have done tnrougn the ages and
ending by introducing Mrs. Allie Bran-
statter, who works in the plant and
who ahen unfurled and hoisted the
Emergency Fleet flag as the Standlfer
employes band, under the leadership
of Jack Smith, played "The Star-Span-gled
A lifeboat was then launched in the
The committee on arrangements In
cluded A. H. Hamre, G. H. Boston, Pe
ter Helser, E. A. Lund, Otis Riddle, J. L.
Marsh and Allie Branstatter. ,
C. D. Bowles, vice-president, and James
PICTURES MrST BE CENSORED
Navy Issues Strict Instructions
Relative to Photography.
Ensign Spauldlng, U. S. N. R. F, in
charge of the Navy intelligence force
here and also boarding officer, is in
receipt of special instructions from
the commandant of the Bremerton
Navy-yard concerning photographs of
objects and places. He is prepared to
receive plates and films for censorship
at the Custom-House. The instructions
You are Informed that ths taking o!
photosraphlc views of scenes within a ntvj
yard or naval camp and the photographing
of naval and other - vessels belonging to ol
under the control ; of the Federal Govern
ment, is forbidden, except by specially au
thorized responsible persons.
In that event, the views taken by such
persons must be submitted to official cen
sorshlp before they can be made publlo or
even regarded as legitimate private property.
The purpose of this restriction is to keep
valuable information from reaching . the
Accordingly, you are requested to turn In
to the Aid for Information tor censorship
purposes, and before delivering to customers,
copies of any pictures of which the plates
or films may have been left with you for
development, together with ths names of
the parties leaving the same.
This restriction does not apply to photo
graphs which are merely likenesses of per
sons, or of groups of persons.
GASOLINE FAMINE IS ON
GRAYS HARBOR GARAGES HAVE
NOSE FOR PLEASURE CARS.
Notification Sent to Northwest
Steel Company and Albina
VESSEL NAMES GIVEN OUT
Twenty-Four Steel Steamers Turned
Out by. Portland Yards Since
Delivery of Third Hull,
February 1, 1918.
Supply Diverted Entirely to United
States Army and Other Nec
ABERDEEN, Wash., Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) A serious gasoline shortage de
veloped here today. Local garages
have been compelled in most cases to
refuse sale of gas to pleasure car own
ers in order to keep sufficient to meet
the demand of the United States Army
and other trucks and automobiles em
ployed in essential industries. The
shortage probably will not be relieved
until Tuesday,, the garage men said today.
As a result of the shortage delegates
to the Puget Sound Methodist Confer
ence being held here canceled a pro
posed trip to Pacific Beach this after
noon. ' The conference will close Sun
day night instead of Monday morning,
and many delegates who came in their
own machines and who have only , a
limited amount of gasoline on hand will
leave tonight and tomorrow.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) Every garage of the harbor dis
trict is out of gas. There is none at all
to be had for pleasure cars, and only a
very small amount was on hand for
trucks and auto stages. Attempts were
made to keep the trucks and stages
supplied, but this evening it was indi
cated this would be impossible.
No indication of a definite date for
the arrival of a new supply was given
today by Standard Oil Company repre
sentatives. It was reported that a new
supply could not be brought in before
Wednesday, though there were hope
the gasoline would arrive the first of
If a stock is not received before
Wednesday practically every car o
every description in the harbor dis
trict will be laid up.
E WHEAT WANTED
GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR INCREASE
ITi FALL ACREAGE.
Purpose Is to Insure Food Sapply In
1919 and to Create Reserve in Event
Next Year's Crop Is Good One.
COLUMBIA WILL EXPAND
SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION TO BE
LARGEST IN VICINITY.
Big Concern Already Hsi Finished and
Turned Over to Shipping Board
Eight Steel Ships.
Aberdeen Is Name ol New Ship.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Sept 14. (Spe
cial.) Aberdeen will be the name of
the new ship building in Grays Harbor
motorship yard, on -which an effort is
being made to break the National speed
record for wooden ships. The name has
been sanctioned by Mrs. Woodrow Wil
son, who has named the Emergency
Fleet ships thus far. Word of the sanc
tion has just been received here.
Marine .Notes. .
i Fred B. Pane, assistant supervisor of
steel ship construction for the Emergency
Fleet Corporation, returned, yesterday from
Seattle . after a conference with Csptain J.
F. Blain, supervisor of the Nortbwest. They
both were at San Francisco a week ago in
connection with steel ship details and Mr.
Pape expects to return to California on a
hurried trip In another week.
Members of the Oregon Wood Shipbuild
ers' Association are to meet at 7 o'clock
Tuesday night at the Hotel Multnomah, the
gathering being In the nature of a busi
ness dinnes at which several Important
topics will be discussed. Headquarters bave
been established at room 302, in the North
western National Bank building and in the
future sessions of the organization will be
- All shipyards are buzzing these days with
preparations for the fourth liberty loan
drive and each - is striving to excell the
showing made during the last campaign.
First place promises to be contested for
harder tban ever and every effort will be
made to carry the per capita subscriptions
to the highest point.
"Foodstuff Prices to Be Fixed.
BEND, Or., Sept. 14. (Special.)
H. C. Hartrauft, Food Administrator of
Deschutes County, has appointed a
price-fixing committee for foodstuffs.
The committee will hold its first meet
ing for that purpose Tuesday evening.
Unskilled workmen to the, number
of 2800 will be employed by the Co
lumbia River Shipbuilding Corporation,
of Portland, to work on ships to be
constructed on two new ways com
pleted by the corporation at the yards
at the foot of Mead street. Keels for
two new 8800-ton steel vessels will be
started there this week, according to
officials of the company. The plant
now has five ways.
The Columbia River Shipbuilding
Corporation, until the present time,
has employed a total of 3200 men. The
additional men on the new ways will
make the Columbia the largest steel
shipbuilding plant in this vicinity.
The enlarged capacity of the yards
will enable the company to turn over
to the Government one S800-ton steel
vessel every 20 days.
The corporation has given to the
Federal Employment Agency an order
for 2000 unskilled workers. ,Two or
three hundred of these will be fur
nished every week until the total num
ber is supplied, or, rather, until the
officials of the company say they have
sufficient. On account of the serious
ness of the housing situation, local
help Is preferred by the company. The
men supplied by the Government will
be imported from Middle West towns,
and most of them will come to Port-
land with their families.
Men employed directly by the cor
poration in Portland already have
homes here or are single and can
easily find rooms. The appeal of the
yard for local help is regarded as an
opportunity for men now engaged in
non-essential Industries to find essen
tial employment and also for men just
returning from the harvest fields to
spend the Winter working at good
wages, in the city.
About 80 per cent of the new work
ers will' be inexperienced, when they
begin work. They will be advanced
as they become proficient. - They will
be put to work as boltermetr, heaters,
passers and so forth, mainly with rivet
ing and ship-fitting gangs.1. -
The Columbia River Shipbuilding
Corporation to date has finished and
turned over to the Shipping Board
eight steel ships, and holds contracts
for 24 more. The corporation was
formed after war was declared. The
officers are: A. F. Smith, president;
Farmers of the state of Oregon are
called upon by George K. Hysloo. agri
culturist at the Oregon Agricultural
College, to increase the acreage of
Fall-sown wheat, in order to assure
food supply in the event of a short
crop in 1919 and to create a reserve
case next year's crop is a good one.
The college is In receipt of a call from
the Government asking that an increase
of not less than 5 per cent over this
year's acreage be planted and, if weath
er conditions are favorable, a maximum
increase of not less than 23 per cent
over the 1917 Fall planting is desired
The acreage has been divided among
the counties of the state and the fol
lowing table shows the minimum and
maximum -for each:
Ollilam '. 60.624
Columbia . 007
Hood River 100
Multnomah ................ 6.i3
Jackson 10, .WO
Totals 601.998 699,687
CLACKAMAS TOTAL IS 4157
Registration Six Hundred in Excess
of Government Estimate.
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) There were exactly 4157 regis
trations In Clackamas Cbunty Thurs
day, according to final figures checked
up by the local- board this evening.
The Government's estimate was 3520,
the county board figured an even 4000,
but. the final showing exceeded all ex
The board has been busy since Fri
day morning checking up outlying pre
cincts and sorting over the cards ac
cording to selective service instruc
tions. This task will be largely com
pleted ry Monday and definite instruc
tions as to the mailing of question
naires are hourly expected. Additional
cards are coming in by every mail
from those -who were away from the
county at the time of registration and
who registered in outside counties.
Women Must Register With Bean.
All women students who will enter
the University of Oregon at Eugene
will be required to register with the
dean of women. Miss Louise Ehrmann,
before making any definite plans for
living. This regulation does not apply
to those women students who previ
ously had made arrangements for
rooms in any of the hall of residence
or in sorority houses or with relatives.
Official notice has been forwarded of
the awarding to the Northwest Steel
Company of a contract for the con
struction of 10 steel steamers of the
8800-ton class in addition to 32 previ
ously placed, also four more given the
Albina Engine and Machine Works.
pThey were promised in July by Di
rector-General Schwab, of the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation.
The names of 10 steamers, each of
9500 tons, the G. M. Standlfer Construc
tion Corporation will build at the Van
couver yard, three being already under
way, are the Cokesit. Coaxet, Wabanv
Wawalona, Nismaha. Olocksom, Weep
atuck, Deepoiset, Pawlet and Bearport.
Additional names for the Albina En
gine .& Machine Works fleet, to be
given hulls 11 to 15, 'are Glendola, Glen
doyle, Glorieta, Glymont and Glyndon
and No. 10 has been changed from
Calamine to Jacox.
Further Names Assigned.
The Columbia Shipbuilding Corpora
tion has been assigned names for hulls
11 to 32 as follows: West Cobalt, West
Wauneke, West Imboden, West Mun
ham. West Tolant, West Quechee, West
Nosska, West Harchvar, West- Hard
away. West Hargrove, West Harlan,
West Harma, West Harqua Hala, West
Harshaw, West Harts, West Hartland,
West Hartley, West Hassam, West
Hassayampa, West Hastain, West Has
well and West Carun. - '-
The Northwest Steel Company's hull
No. 17, first named the West Yaquina,
has been changed to the West Kyska.
All names are selected by -Mrs. Wood
row Wilson, wife of the President.
In all the Northwest's contracts In
clude 42 vessels of the 8800-ton class.
Of 13 completed, 11 were for the Amer
ican Government ' and two for Great
Since the delivery of the third hull.
February 1. 1918, there have been 24
steel steamers turned over to the Ship
ping Board by Portland yards, 18 be
ing of the 8800-ton type, four of 3800
tons and two of 3300 tons, in all ISO,
000 deadweight tons.
The Columbia River Shipbuilding Cor
poration built seven of the ships, all
of 8800 tons, and the Albina Engine &
Machine Works turned out the six
Several Ships Requisitioned.
Immediately after the United States
joined in the war against Germany 16
ships' at the Northwest plant were
requisitioned, and the same action was
taken with four at the Columbia River
yard and six at the Albina plant, and
direct contracts have been placed since.
While the total ships built and to be
finished by the Northwest number 42.
the Columbia River yard has 32 and
the Albina plant 19.
DRAFT BOARD CRITICISED
Yakima County Defense Council
Asks for Dismissal.'
YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 14. The Yak
ima County Council of Defense at a
meeting here last night adopted a res
olution calling on Governor Lister to
remove the present county draft board
and appoint successors.
The council asserts that tne present
board does not give proper considera-
ion to claims or registrants lor ue-
ferred classification. Sheriff Murphy,
County Physician Connell and C. E.
Fraser constitute the present board.
The action of the County Council
followed friction in the board, culmi
natlng recently in the resignation of
County Auditor Barrett as one of its
DUTIES IN CONGRESS FIRST
Representative McArthur and Sena
tor McNary Not to Desert Posts.
Oregon's representatives In Congress
purpose to remain In Washington
rather than desert their posts to look
after political - Interests at horn1, ac
cording to letters received yesterday
by John L. Day, chairman of the Re
publican county central committee,
from Representative McArthur and
United States Senator McNary.
"I" do not believe the people are In
any mood for the old-time 'Hip, hip
hurrah, campaigns of former years,
writes Representative McArthur.
"I feel that I cannot make any plans
for coming home, for I certainly do
not intend to leave here while Con
gress is in session."
LUMBERMAN NOT POISONED
John Kresk's Death Found Due to
Edema of Lungs.
The examination of the stomach of
John Kresk. an employe at the Clark
& Wilson Lumber Company, at Llnnton,
who died last Sunday night, revealed
no traces of poisoning. Dr. J. Earl
Else, who performed the autopsy, re
ported yesterday that Kresk died of
edema of the lungs.
The report probably will end an In
vestigation of reports that employes of
the Clark & Wilson Lumber Company
had been poisoned by drinking an In
ferior quality of liquor on Labor Day.
Several of the men have been ill sines
F. H. DRAKE GETS POST
Portland Man Made Judge-Advocate
of Oregon National Guard.
SALEM. Or, Sept. 14. (Special.)
Frederick H. Drake, an attorney of
Portland, today was appointed by Gov
ernor Withycombe as judge-advocate
on the general staff of the Oregon Na
tional Guard, with the rank of Major.
Mr. Drake Is United 'States Commis
sioner for the District of Oregon, and
by a coincidence his father was Judge
advocate of the National Guard under
The place had been held by Major
John M. Williams during his incum
bency as Acting Adjutant-General. Ma
jor Williams is now in the regular
ASTORIA MILLMAN DROWNS
Motorcycle Ride Proves Fatal
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 14. (Special.)
Chris Gelain, employed at the Ham
mond mill, was drowned this evening.
He, with Corporal Beither, was riding
on a motorcycle, which Gelain was
learning to operate. Losing control.
Gelain turned the machine into the rail
ing at the foot of Forty-second street
and went overboard.
The soldier managed to swim ashons.
but Gelain sank and his body was re
covered a few minutes later. He was
about 20 years of age and had no rela
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