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THE SUNDAY' OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 20, 1918.
PORT FACILITIES TO
I STEEL HULL LAUNCHED FRIDAY AFTERNOON WILL- BE COM
PLETED IN EVERY DETAIL IN 30 DAYS AND GO INTO SERVICE.
Reasons for Bond Issue to Be
Asked Set Forth.
FUTURE GROWTH DEPENDS
Portland Deemed Fortunate in Hit
Ids Advice of Federal Officers la
Preparing for Foreign Trade.
Kit tonal co-operation In harbor Im
provements, affecting: cargo handling
facilities, storage, fuel for Teasels and
tha like, as well as channel betterments
and even the location of docks and ma
rina plants, is forecasted as a conse
quence of action taken by the Govern
ment in aiding different communities
to meet existing requirements of ship
ping, also to be prepared for the normal
trade to follow the war. Portland is
regarded as fortunate in having been
among the first to avail itself of tha
advice of Federal officers in prepara
tion for the patronage. In line with
which is the proposed bond issue of
l5.eO0.00O that will be voted on in No
vember. The Port and Harbor Facilities Com
mission of the United Stales Shipping
Board is the body directly shouldered
with the obligation of helping all com
munities. Eaglaeer Seat to Earope.
F. T. Chambers. U. S. N.. and a civil
engineer who has had much to do with
favy construction matters, was dis
patched to Kurope to study port con
ditions and developments with partic
ular reference to how improvements
could be made at American ports.
Oswald West. ex-Governor of Oregon,
was on the mission in company with
14r. Chambers, and afterward the lead
ing dock equipment experts of the
lolled States were called Into confer
ence and a start made toward compil
ing recommendations for the adoption
of the best equipment and types of
slips, piers, wharves and general facili
G. B. Hegardt. chief engineer of the
Commission of Public Docks, who re
turned a week ago from Washington,
sys the Government desires to have
uniform system at all harbors, so far
as It can be carried out under present
conditions. On the commission to han
dle such matters are K. F. Carry, as
chairman, with S. AL Felton as vice
chairman, and other members include
Admiral H. 11. Rousseau. V. S. K.; A. C I
Hodgson. U. S. N ; J. H. Rosseter. di
rector of the Bureau of Operation; T. C
Powell and G. S. Dearborn.
Part la ad Larks Essentials.
Portland Is regarded by the Federal
officials as larking in some essential
marine accommodations and It was to
provide them that the Commission of
Public Docks has undertaken to ac
quaint the voters with the details and
request them to authorixe the bond
One of the most important acquisi
tions discussed is a 12,000-ton dry-
dock, with provision for an adequate
repair machine shop in direct connec
tion with it. also a floating repair
plant, the latter to have reasonable
machine shop equlpmert and boiler ca
pacity sufficient to go alongside
s'eamer discharging or loading cargo,
and furnish power for operating
winches, heating the vessel and sup
plying electricity for lights.
"Ships sre worth so much toaay that I
every hour saved In port is more valua
ble than ever before and it is to min
imize delsy everywhere that the port
facilities are to undergo a rehabilita
tion." ssys Mr. Hegardt.
ChIIbs Facilities to Be Provided.
Coaling facilities are weighed with
other advantage that must be pro-
ft .-k -.u.,:,,:f .
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the Pacific Grain Company last season
to take charge of the routing of grain
moving through terminals toward the
Atlantic Seaboard, Is to be superintend
ent of the new 1,000,000-bushel grain
elevator building at St. Johns.
Mr. Shanks has been here since 1904,
having come to Portland from Puget
Sound. For 12 years he was in charge
of Montgomery dock for Kerr, Gifford
Co., and later was employed by Max
H. Houser. His service with the Pacific
Grain Company and the Food Adminis
tration Grain Corporation followed.
When ready for operation the eleva
tor will have a large force, which will
be increased as additional capacity is
added. The elevator will pave the way
for bulk handling of grain, a system
that promises to be adopted generally
after the war.
The elevator will be operated In con
formity with the regulations of Federal
and state grain bodies. The conveyor
system will be modern and designed to
move grain from cars either in bulk or
INCREASE SHOWN S141 ,133
DOCK BtJDGET FOR 1019 IN
CLUDES $15,000 INTEREST.
Cost of Operation of Xew St. Johns
Municipal Terminal Necessitates
Provision for $53,000.
As has been the case In former years,
the Commission of Public Docks has
been notified by the City Council that
Its budget for the year ending Novem
ber 30, 1919, will not be included with
those, for which the regular city levy
will be made up, so the Dock Commis
sion' will file the budget with County
Clerk Beveridge and County Assessor
The budget calls for an Increase of
$141.133. 66 over that for the present
year, about J45.000 of which is to take
care of Interest on the sale of $1,000,-
000 of bonds made recently and the
operation of the new St. Johns mu
nicipal terminal necessitates provisions
for more than $53,000, with J4000 more
for insurance. Added costs at other
docks, looked for because of expected
new patronage and the handling of a
greater amount of business than be
fore, is responsible for approximately
X2S.000 being included.
The estimate, as well as that made
for the current year, are set forth as
Requested Est. Kxpdts.
tor liny. ror iwis.
Salaries and waves.. S 27.890.00
Euppllss and expense. 6,550.00
Salaries and wages... 18.420.00
Supplies and expense. 4,487.67
Salaries and wages... 10,500.00
Supplies -and expense. 1,051.71
Salaries and wages... . 7.7O0.00
Supplies and expense. 1,400.53
bt. Johns municipal
Salaries and wages... v 4.1.180-00
Supplies and expenses. 10.170.00
Sinking funds 58,258.00
Total exnen1ltures.4.,)0,559 04
Estimated revenue 151,526.00
$31 5. 425. 4S
' Amount to be raised
from taxes $305,033.04
Amount levy requlred$311,258 20
TO BE DECIDED
Once This Beauty
Photo by Angelus Studio.
CADDOPECK AS SHE LEFT THE WAYS. INSERT MRS. GEORGE ROGERS,
It was 4:38 o'clock Friday afternoon that the hull of the 3800-ton steamer
ICaddoperk went Into the water. 98 per cent completed, and that night her boilers
were lowered Into position, and by Tuesday her main engine will be placed. In
a month the vessel Is to be ready for permanent service. On beine launched she
nad virtually all auxiliary gear In flace, so only the installation of boilers and
main engine and the finishing of the joiner work remained.
North Bend and Marshfield Have
Ferris Ships Ready to Launch.
MARSHFIELD, Or.. Oct. 19. (Spe
cial.) The Kruse & Banks shipyard, of
North Bend, and the Coos Bay shipyard,
of Marshfield, have their first Ferris
type ships ready for launching. There
was a rivalry between the two .yards
as to which might obtain honors for
putting into the water the first Ferris
vessel on Coos Bay, and the point is yet
The Kruse & Banks vessel is said to
be further advanced than the one at the
Coos Bay yard, but the time of launch
ing Is the chief item of interest among
the workers a. the two yards.
President A- IS. Adeisperger. oi tne
Coos Bay Shipbuilding Company, is in
Philadelphia, where he is conferring
with the Shipping Board regarding the
contracts for the proposed new 5000-
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unit added to the grain elevator, now
under construction at the St, Johns Mu
nicipal terminal, where the first pier
and slip is nearly ready, and it is pro
posed to add additional piers and slips.
At the same site will be provided tanks
for the storage of fuel oil as well as
tank barges for carrying it to vessels.
also tanks for retaining soy bean oil
stop breathing In an hour. There is I an1 , adequate refrigerator plant is
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to present to the Legislature, there is
to be one body maintained to have
charge of all harbor and river channel
improvements, being brought about
through a consolidation of the Port of
Portland Commission and the Commis
sion of Public Docks.
COOS FLOATS Tlr0 VESSELS
CROWDS WITXESS LAUXCHIXG
JF FERRIS TYPE SHIP.
Burnslde and Fort Leavenworth
Tako Water AVhile Shipyard
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ENGINEER FAILS TO REPORT
Delay of Kineo May Bring Man Be
fore Government Inspectors.
Failure of John J. Harris, of Astoria,
to report aboard the steamer Kineo
yesterday as second assistant engineer
is said by Lieutenant Jones, of the Sea
Service Bureau, to have been respons
ible for the vessel being detained and
necessitated a change in the engine
E. F. Say lor. third assistant, was ad
vanced to the berth of second and Joel
Atkinson, Junior engineer, who also
has a license as third assistant, was
moved Into Mr. Saylor's place. Lieu
tenant Jones says Engineer Harris
failed to report recently when assigned
aboard the steamer Quoque and that
as soon as he is located charges will
be preferred against him before, the
United States inspectors of steam ves
sels. Men being selected for the French
steam auxiliary schooner General
Serrett are to go aboard the vessel to
morrow and she will be started sea
ward in a few days.
breaks up Coughs, Colds,
Influenza, Cold in the Head,
Catarrh, Sore Throat, Quinsy,
Tonsilitis and Crip. Itallunnjgiit
BOILERS GO TO CALIFORNIA
Celilo Will Carry Equipment From
Portland for New Steamer.
Three Scotch marine boilers complet
ed by the Willamette Iron & Steel
Works for a steel ship under construc
tion at San Francisco are to be car
ried south by the McCormlck steamer
Celilo. Captain TIetjen will stow the
boilers on deck and pile part of the
lumber deck load so as to steady and
The Celilo discharged yesterday at
Couch-street dock and among con
signments of cargo to the Parr-McCor-mick
line were 120 bales of bemp and
50. tons of tobacco. The Wapama re
cently brought considerable tobacco
here and there is said to be more ready
in the south for northern delivery.
Aberdeen Launches Vessel.
ABERDEEN'. Wuh, Oct. 19. (Spe
cial.) The steamer Fort Seward, 10th
Ferris type ship, wss launched at Grant
Smith-Porter yards this afternoon.
NORTH BEXD, Or.. Oct. 19. (Sne
ciai.) The Burnside and the Fort Leav
enworth, Ferris type 3500-ton Enter
gency leet corporation vessels, were
uccessfully launched at Marshfield hn UriAm 'nr the Emergency Fleet
ojiu nui ui ochu mis anernoon, oexore Comoration. ;rriciency witnout inter
Under a survey being conducted in
wood shipbuilding plants reductions
are being ordered in departments in
which it is shown that men can be re
leased without impairing the efficiency
of the department or plant. As a re
sult of this numerous reports have
been circulated of wholesale discharges
at some plants.
The night crew at the vancouve
wood yard of the G. M. Standifer Con
struction Corporation has been ais
continued and there have been reduc
tions in some departments at the St,
Johns plant of the Grant Smith-Porter
Ship Company. The survey is to be
extended to other yards on orders from
1 . - f . . 1 T-.AnV PlA.t
several hundred people.
ine rort Leavenworth was con
structed at the Kruse & Banks yard.
North Bend, and the Burnside at the
Coos Bay Shipbuilding Company's yard
in Marshfield. Mrs. C. K. Cadman.
wife of the chief Government inspector
for Coos Bay, christened the Fort Leav
enworth, and Miss Cynthia Hall the
Burnside. Shipyard bands furnished
music at both launchings, held simul
taneously in honor of completing the
iirsi r-erris snips at the local yards.
Manager James Polhemus, of the
Coos Bay yard, held up the launching
of the Burnside several days that the
two vessels might be sent into the
water at the same time. The Fort
leavenworth is the seventh Govern
ment ship completed by the Kruse &
Banks Company, and the Burnside is
the fifth constructed by the Coos Bay
BOILERMAKERS TAKE HOLIDAY
Workers on Coast Not Unit in Acting
Against Macy Board's Tardiness.
ference with the shipbuilding pro
gramme is to be insisted on.
She stood upon the vessel's deck
Away up in the prow
Awaiting for the signal
When sne snouia maae ner dow.
Her father, standing far astern.
With Ada by his siae.
Regarded his two daughters '
With a lona, paternal pnae.
The crowd sang patriotic songs
And waved the starry banner
And then, as if with one accord.
They called lor corporal Tanner.
With rare and ready eloquence
Ha swayed that mighty crowd
And they responded happily
With cheering long ana loua.
The speaking being over.
They called on Antoinette
To send the vessel floating
Down the Kiver w Ulameite.
Responding to the signal .
With all her grace and charms
And holding something in her hand
She raised her anapeiy arms.
Bnt hold; the people wonder -What
those fair hands contain.
Amazed, 'they see her hold aloft ,
1 bottle oi cnampagne.
Union boilermakers and mon offii
iated with them in their oreanization
again leu tne shipyards at noon yes.
terday, failing to labor during the aft.
ernoon as a protest against the delayed
action oi ine macy wage Adjustment
Board In announcing a new schedule.
It is said the men intend continuing
the 44-hour wek; until the board gives
out the programme under which they
are to labor in the future. The same
procedure was followed a week ago
Information reaching Government
oinciais is that boilermakers at Seattle
are laying off Saturday afternoons, but
those at Tacoma remain at their work.
ana wmie ban r Tanclsco boilermakers
labor a full weelr thm. in rt.ii.,.
take Saturday afternoon off, so the I FOUR SHIPS TO BE DELIVERED
same -rule does not apply among all
That precious wine, so dear, so rare.
She surely will not spill.
.They smack their lips and dearly wish
That taey couia nave meir nn.
But she paid no attention
To their groans, she knew her bis.
And so she smashed the bottle
And out pourea toe pretiuu uh.
And thus the ship was christened
Rv nur lovely Antoinette
And gracefully went gliding
Down me xvier - iuiid.
JOHN E. GILMAN.
October 18, IMS.
October, having a combined deadweight
capacity of 30,200 tons.
Already the Western Plains, built by
the Columbia River Shipbuilding Cor
poration, and Western Scout, of the
Northwest Steel Company fleet, both in
the 8800-ton class, have been accepted
by the Government. Another, the West
Kyska, launched at the Northwest's
yard October 7, is fully expected to be.
finished so that she can be formally
accepted before the month ends. In
addition, the Cedaretta, a 3800-ton car
rier, at the Albina Engine & Machine
works, is to be ready in another week.
The West Kyska is the first steel
steamer contracted for directly by the
Emergency Fleet Corporation to be
built here, those finished previously
having been vessels already contracted
for when the Government requisitioned
the tonnage in American yards.
Captain Jack Speier, recently commis
sioned in the officers' reserve corps of the
United States Engineers, and who probably
will be assigned to a marine base abroad.
left last night for Douglas, Utah, to report
for duty. Captain Speier was harbormaster
here lor 10 years, and was given leave six
months ago to take up the work of port
captain for the bureau of operation of the
United States Shipping Board.
Inspection of the new steamer Cabeza,
built by the Coast Shipbuilding Company,
is to begin tomorrow, also the reinspection
of the tug Cruiser, the work being under
direction of United States Steamvessel In
spectors Edwards and Wynn.
Captain J. b . Blain, district manager of
steel whip construction In the Northwest, is
spending today at a Columbia River ren
dezvous, trying his markmanshtp on ducks.
For having permitted his car to remain in
trie restricted district beyond the 30-minute
period Fred B. Pape, assistant manager of
steel ship construction here for the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation, found himself sum
moned to headquarters of Chief of Police
Johnson yesterday. This being bis first of
fense, he was permitted to go, after eon-
tributing to the Belgian milk bottle fund.
As changes are being made in the rudder
of the steamer Wakan. at San Francisco,
most of her crew have returned to Portland,
and are being listed for assignment on
In command of Chief Teaman Cornell, of
the Oregon Naval Militia, a detail of men
from that-organization will go to Salem this
morning to attend the funeral of Kenneth
C. Crossan. a former member of the militia,
who died October 11 at Portsmouth, W. Va.
Sudden & Christiansen have been assigned
the steamer Blue Eagle, built by the George
F. Rodgers Company, at Astoria, and the
Benzonia, turned out by the G. M. Standifer
Construction Corporation, at Vancouver.
When the steamer Neeolah was delivered
by the Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company
yesterday the yard force lost one of its num
ber, Lyall Mitchell, nephew of Grant Smith,
having signed aboard as third engineer,
Hydrographie Office Notice.
The following information has been re
ceived at this office: "Tha depth of the
water on the bar at Humboldt October 15,
1918, at low water was 22 feet."
OSCAR W. SCHWARZ, i
Nautical Expert, U. S. N.. In Charge.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
ASTORIA Or., Oct. 19. (Special.) After
discharging fuel oil at Portland, the barge
91 arrived during the nlgbt. She will sail
tomorrow for California In tow of the tank
steamer El Segundo.
The steam schooner Tiverton will finish
loading lumber for San Francisco at West-
The French steamer Lieutenant Pegoud
that is taking on bunker coat at the port
dock, is expected to sail for the West Coast
with a cargo of lumber tomorrow.
The work of unshipping the damaged
rudder from the British steamer Ballat
was started today and repairs are also be
ing made to the vessel's machinery.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Oct. 19. (Special
The steamer C. A.. Smith laden with lumber
sailed for San Francisco at 11:30 A. M. with
a lumber cargo for San Francisco.
The steam schooner Yellowstone sailed at
11:30 this morning.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, Oct 19. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M. : sea smooth; wind, north
west, eight miles.
Tides at Astoria Sunday.
1:4T A. M 8.2 feetl7:4T A. M 1 feet
1:37 P. M 10.1 feet!8:38 P. M 1.3 feet
A Child Doesn't Laugh
and Play if Constipated.
Look, Mother! If tongue is coated, breath
feverish and stomach soar, give .
, "California Syrup of Figs."
Pacific Coast organisations.
ELEVATOR MANAGER IS NAMED
Steel Division Hopes to Have More
Tli an 30,000 Tons Ready Soon.
In a tentative schedule prepared by
Fred B. Fane, assistant manager oi
steel ship construction for the Eraer
eencv Fleet Corporation, the delivery
A. J. Shanks, -who was sent East by of flour vessels is provided for during
A. J. Shanks to Have Charge of New
St. Johns Establishment.
Mother! Tour child isn't naturally
cross ana peevish, see II tongue is
coated: this is a sure sign its little
stomach, liver and bowels need a
cleansing at once.
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't
eat, sleep or act naturally, has stomach-ache,
diarrhea, remember, a gentle
liver and bowel cleansing should al
ways be the first treatment given. 1
Nothing equals "California Syrup of
Figs" for children's ills; give a tea
spoonful, and in a few hours all the
foul waste, sour bile and fermenting
food which is clogged la the bowels
passes out of the system, and you have
a well and playful child again. All chil
dren love this harmless, delicious "fruit
laxative," and it never fails to effect a
good "inside" cleansing. Directions for
babies, children of all ages and grown
ups on bottle. Remember name "Cali
Get Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets
That is the joyful cry of thousand!
since Dr. Edwards produced Olive Tablet
the substitute for calomel.
Dr. Edwards, a practicing physician tot
17 years and calomel's old-time enemy,
discovered the formula for Olive Tablets
while treating patients for rhmnic coa
etipation and torpid livers.
Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets do not
contain calomel, but a healing, soothing
No Erioinff is the "kevnote" of tnpsa
little sugar-coated, olive-colored tablets.
They cause the bowels and liver to act
normally. They never force them to
If you have a "dark brown mouth" now
and then a bad breath. a dull, tired
feeling sick headache toroid liver and
are constipated, you'll find quick, sure and
only pleasant results from one or two lit
tle Dr. Edwards' Olivfi Tablets at bedtime.
Thousands take one or two every nirfit
just to keep right Try them. 10c and
85c per box. All druggists.
Location Can be inspected at Taylor
Street Dock, Portland, Oregon.
This new Stern Wheel River Boat,
built in 1917, is offered for sale.
Capacity 200 tons; equipped with
600-H. P. engines and boilers.
Bids for purchase will be received up
to October 31, 1918, at the office of
the Secretary, F. W. Anderson, Hut-
ton building, 'Spokane, Washington.
Do You Want Some
Boat Spikes, Bolts
NORTHWEST STEEL CO.