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THE SUXDAT OKEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 27, 1918.
The following news item appeared in The Morning Oregonian of Saturday, Octo
ber 26: "George Albers, the newly elected president of the Albers Bros. Milling Co.,
issued a formal statement as follows:
"The action of our board of directors in accepting the resignation of
my fcrother, J. Henry Albers, as president and as a director of our company,
was at his own voluntary request. While the members of the board trust
and believe that he will be exonerated, it was considered that until
acquitted and vindicated by the court, he ought not to occupy the office
of president of a business corporation, consisting of some TO different
stockholders, which has large financial interests extending through the .
Pacific States and which has much to do with the preparation and sale
of food products.
"At the same time, I want to avail myself of this opportunity to explain
to the public that our company and every officer and stockholder of it is
strongly and unequivocally American and is and always has been loyal
and patriotic. As I have already said, we have some 70 different stock
holders in our corporation, most of them born in the United States. We
have over 1000 employes. I and my three brothers, although the largest
individual stockholders, are by no means the corporation.
"While the brothers were all born in the kingdom of Hanover at about
the period that it was seized and taken over by Prussia, we came here
when we were young men and here we began our business career and here
we have lived for more than 25 years. Our father came also, but died in
Portland soon after his arrival. None of us was ever trained in the
German military service and none of us has any admiration for the Ger
man autocratic government or its methods.
"We have no near relatives in Germany, have no property or business
there, and have no affiliations with the people of that country. After
coming here we were all naturalized as soon as this could be done, and
here three of us married native-born American girls. Our children were
born and brought up here and are being educated entirely in American
"It is here we have built our business from small beginnings by steady
attention and-hard work. We would be more than ungrateful indeed, we
would be fools if we did not appreciate 'the institutions of the country of ,
our choice, where we have enjoyed so many blessings.
"I am led to say this for publication because I have heard that some
persons imagined that because we were .born in Germany we are pro
German in this war. This is unjust. Let me say that we have always
responded to the calls for money for the Red Cross and other patriotic
organizations. We have all taken our share of the various issues of
liberty bonds, and in every way have supported the Government. We
have worked in harmony with the Food Administration and have cheer
fully conformed to all of the Government's regulations of our business, and
our goods have been purchased by the Government for the use of our boys
at the front. We take no credit to ourselves for these things, for they
are what all American citizens should do and are in accordance with bur
most cherished sentiments of love of home and country. We have no
divided allegiance. There is but one flag for us and our families. We
glory in the success of our American boys under the Stars and Stripes,
and are for the United States and her allies in war and in peace.
Of course, I cannot discuss here the charge against our older brother, Henry. But
I will say this, that I hope the public will suspend its judgment and give him the benefit
of the presumption every man is entitled to until he is tried.
It may be of interest to the public, however, to add that Henry has not been par
ticularly active In the conduct of the company's affairs for several years past, and
although he had not actually retired from business, his duties as president did not
require his attention to the details of the business, so that his withdrawal will not
seriously affect the concern.
Athens Bro.Tflifimg Co.
We are in the employ of Albers Bros.' Milling Com
pany and know the spirit of the firm and the principles
under, which its business is done. Were, there any un
American or disloyal thing in the office, in the mill, or in
any of the Albers surroundings it would be known to
us. If any one of us is so far removed from patriotism
and decency as to condone treachery for the sake of
wages, he could not stay among us. Knowing what
Albers Bros.' Milling Company has done; quietly and
without publicity, from time to time, in support of every
good municipal, state and National matter; being
aware that the business of the firm is conducted on
high principles and with all regard to personal and
commercial honor; believing that the house is entitlecl
to the continued confidence of its patrons and the pub
lic, we are glad of an opportunity to affirm our contin
ued loyalty to Albers Bros.' Milling Company and to
acknowledge our appreciation of the relations which
have kept close together the organization and its em
THE 194 EMPLOYES OF ALBERS BROS.'
MILLING CO. PORTLAND PLANT.
(Published voluntarily and at their own expense.)
FEDERAL DISTRICT EMPLOY
MEXT HEN' COXFER.
Cnperlntendenta Called Together by
State Director to Learn Meth
ods of Hiring Men.
District superintendents of the Tnlted
State Employment Bureau of this state
yesterday concluded their conference
here. called by Wilfred F. Smith, state
director, with Inspection tours of the
Grant Smlth-Porter-Guthrle Company
and Northwest Steel Company ship
yards, and an hour at the Portland em-,
ployment office familiarising- them
selves with the manner in which It is
conducted. The final meeting- was held
Friday night. Most of the superintend
ents left for their homes last night.
The superintendents met to exchange
views, co-ordinats their work and make
a survey of labor conditions and supply
In the state. They concluded that there
Is enough labor In the state to meet
the demand, provided It can be properly
distributed nd tha workers be per
suaded to enter upon the work they are
best fitted for and stay with It. The
demand for skilled labor is not heavy
now, the superintendents said. Common
labor Is In demand, however. One ship
yard has Just placed an order for 1(00
unskilled men and another for 2000.
The short-Job men. who obtain work
at the employment office for a few days
and then com back for another Job,
ar said to be the big problem here
sow. Despite the large number of po
sitions open It Is said that an average
of 425 men appear daily at the Portland
office. n average of 410 of whom ob
Nine employment district In addition
to the one In Portland have been estab
lished In the state since last oumraer,
The offices at Baker and La Grande
. ...... A.t.Mlah.H In the last 11
days. The conference here brought the
superintendent, together for the first
Those attending the conference were
C. J. Conway, Portland: James Wis-
gener. Astoria; James R- Coleman. Sa
lem: Frank Armltage. Eugene: C. H.
Bally. Roreburg; W. R. Rust. Marsh
field: M. 8. James. Medford:tNorborne
Berkeley, Pendleton: Charles Bodeau.
Baker, and C H. Reynolds. La Orande.
CARL EVANSGOES TO WAR
Former Portland Fireman Take
Service in Tank Corps.
Carl Evans, for 10 years with Ben
Selling-, clothier. 171 Morrison street,
and now head of the delivery depart
ment, has passed the examination for
entrance into the tank corps ana win
leave Thursday for Gettysburg. Pa to
enter the service. Mr. Evans was a
member of the Portland fire department
for a number of year and has a wide
circle of friends in the city. With Mrs.
Evans he makes hi home at SOS Third
street. Be has a married daughter,
lira. Basel Ely.
Ben Selling and associate of the tank
corps recruit in the store yesterday
afternoon presented Mr. Evans with a
wrist watch as a parting- gift and testi
monial of their esteem.
of making masks. The hours during
the day will be 10 to 4 o'clock and in
the evening; from 8 to 10 o'clock. The
same schedule Is to be maintained
Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs.
W. F. Woodward, in charge there, has
requested that all workers be on hand
as the demand for their assistance is
SINGER WILL COME IN MAY
Steers & Com an Announce Postpone
ment of MeCormack's Recital.
Portland will not hear John MoCor
mack, the famous tenor, until next May.
This announcement was made yester-J
auspices Mr. MoCormack had been
scheduled to sing on November 20 at
the Auditorium. It waa announced also
that mall orders for seats, already re
ceived, will be returned.
The MoCormack tour was scheduled
to include the principal cities of the
Pacific Coast. The present,uncertainty
due to the ban on public gatherings in
many cities influenced Mr. McCormack
and his managers to cancel the tour.
Assurance Is given, however, that this
popular singer, who is perhaps the
greatest drawing- card among- American
soloists, will certainly visit tha Pacific
Coast in the Spring-.
Roy Feldenbelmer Commissioned.
Roy Feldenhelmer, eon of Mr. and
Mrs. Feldenheimer, of 702 Main street,
has recently been commissioned Lieu
tenant in the quartermaster corps sta
tioned in England. He was badly in
jured some time ago on board a trans
port on his way overseas, but na com
pletely recovered. Mr. and Mrs. Fel
denhelmer have two sons in active
service. Roy Is the older one.
FIVE SLOGANS WINNERS
TWO FIRST JW TWO SECOND
PRIZES ARE AWARDED.
Third Prize Goes to Boyd Stanton
Banns, McMlnnville Boy Scout.
Humanity ' Call, Give for AIL"
Distribution of prizes In the compe
tition to select suitable slogans for the
united war work campaign in Portland
was made yesterday by. the publicity
committee headed by Ira F. Powers,
originator of the contest. Instead of
there being but three winner, five who
sent in approved suggestions are to
receive checks. While but three prizes.
aggregating $17.60 were promised, Mr.
Powers arranged to send two first and
two second awards of $10 and $5 each
to the successful contestants.
"Keep the Hut Fire Burning, was
adjudged the winning slogan. Edith
Birkett. 163 Sixteenth street. Portla-nd,
and Philip H. Dater, 1J45 Wistaria
avenue. Portland, both submitted this
suggestion, and each 1 to receive
check for J10.
"For Your Boy and Mine," waa the
campaign call awarded second place
In the contest which closed Thursday
nicht. Mildred Kennedy, 12J6 East
Twenty-third street. North, Portland,
and Dr. H. J. Harris, 206-207 Washing
ton building, of this city, evolved this
slogan and get tha attendant prizes
Third prize goes to Boyd Stanton, a
McMlnnville Boy Scout, who suggested
Humanity's Call Give for All" as a
INVITATION'S TO FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN REACH AMERICAN
SAILORS IN FRANCE BY AIR ROUTE.
Red Cross To Stake More Masks.
At the solicitation of the executives
of the Red Cross, meetings are to be
resumed tomorrow at the Irvlngton
Subj ee tVJ
.Se p t embe ; 18L8.
,l) 'You are hs.reby orderedtobuyaone-hundred
dollar or fifty-dollar Liberty Bond and otherwise
do your damndest to boosx. the Liberty Loan drive
on Pauil lac Station.
TaT.Prooeed to Bldg. Ho. l"and-"there"'dig; dowrrand
come across. The yeomen- wi 1 1 not. refuse' cash).
J3) Duty eompleted,proceed'to'your barracks "
thinking of apret la guerre, the girl.. etc. , land
eay.to yoursel ffA wise man am I" .
FACSIMILE OF LIBERTY I. OA IT LITERATURE SHOWERED OJt
AMERICAN SAILORS IX FRANCE.
The original of the above wa sent to Mrs. N. Loeb by her grandson,
Eugene K. Oppenheimer. who is stationed at an American naval station
in France. During the fourth liberty loan campaign these "orders"
were scattered from airplanes over American naval stations, creating
a lot of friendly rivalry between stations.
"The allied drive Is paramount to everything at present' iava the
liberty loan." writes Oppenheimer to his grandmother. "From the
initial showing, this staUon will make an excellent record. Tours truly
Invested to the extent of 1150."
rallying cry- This prize is one of $260.
While the competition was open to
all residents of the state it is expected
that these slogans will he used only in
the Portland crusade. A' large number
of suggested phrases were sent in and
Mr. Powers stated that his committee
had a difficult task In picking out the
most appropriate ones. t
PHONE HEARING TO GO ON
Oregon Commission Will Not Sur
render to Mr. Burleson.
SALEM. Or., Oct. 85. (Special)
With the assertion that the commission
has no right to set aside state statutes.
Chairman Miller and Commissioner
Buchtel, of the Public Service Commis
sion, today declared they would not
follow the lead of the Washington
State Commission by surrendering to
Postmaster-General Burleson rights
given the commission by the state laws
In consequence the commission will
go ahead with its hearing of the Pa
cific Telephone & Telegraph Company
matter on November 6 at Portland.
Service conditions will be taken up at
the mouth and nostrils and are worn
in the squad rooms, at formations and
in all other places where men are In
close proximity with one another.
These precautionary measures are
taken in compliance with direct orders
from the War Department and are to
be strictly enforced. Classwork at the
university will be discontinued until
the present danger has passed.
MASKS ON AT WILLAMETTE
Precautionary Measures Taken in
Students Army Training Corps.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Salem,
Or, Oct. 26. To prevent further
spreading of Spanish influenza, gauze
masks have been issued to the Stu
dent Army Training Corps men of Wil
lamette University. The masks cover
DELIVERY ECONOMY URGED
Merchants Asked to Co-operate With
Council of Defense.
Portland merchants are asked by the
aepartment oi commercial economy.
State Council of Defense, to rule that
no article of merchandise be held for
future delivery atfer December 6, the
date set by the Government for the
mailing of Christmas parcels.
A 10-day period for exchange, Decern
ber 25 to January 4, has been granted
by the council. -Adjustments can be
made only by permit after January .
Merchants are urged to put into ef
fect the three-day adjustment plan by
issuing to customers Slips reading "Ad
justment or exchange must be made
within three days from data of pur
Captain, Culllson on Tour.
Captain J. E. Cullison, U. S. Infantry,
head of the selective service system in
Oregon, was called to Fort Stevens, Or.,
on an Inspection mission, spending Fri
day and Saturday there in this work.
George Flora Safely Across.
Mrs. George R. Flora, of 1169 East
Couch street, received a cable message
" have been taking Dr. CaUweWs Syrup
Pepsin for constipation and find it a splen
did remedy. I recommend it to my friends
and will never be without it in my home."
,(From a letter to Dr. Caldwell written by,
Mrs. James Dills, Schenly, Pa.) .
'A combination of simple laxative herbs
with pepsin, free from opiates and narcotic
drugs, pleasant to the taste, and gentle, yet
positive, in its action, Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin is the recognized remedy for constipa
tion in countless homes.
The Perfect Laxative
Sold by Druggists Everywhere
A TRIAL BOTTLE CAN BE OBTAINED. FREE OF CHARGE. BY WRITINC TO
DR. W. B. CALDWELL, 459 WASHINGTON STREET, HONTICELLO, ILLINOIS
on Friday morning conveying the news
that her husband was safely landed in
France. Mr. Flora, up till his depart
ure as a T. M. C. A. secretary, had been
for a number of years foreman of The
The girl train announcers in the va
rious railroad stations were quite shy
at first at the sound of their own
voices, but they have gained conn-
T had pain In the pit of my stomach,
no appetite, sour stomach and very
much gas. Doctors could not help me.
The FIRST dose of Adler-1-ka helped
me." (Signed) Henry Welp, Lake View,
Iowa. - i
Adler-1-ka expels ALL gas and sour
ness, stopping stomach distress IN
STANTLY. Empties BOTH upper and
lower bowel, flushing ENTIRE alimen
tary canaL Removes ALL foul matter
which poisons system. Often CURES
constipation. Prevents appendicitis. We
have sold Adler-1-ka many years. It is
a mixture of buckthorn, cascara, glyc
erine and nine other simple drugs.
Steidmore Drug Co., (and leading drug
NOSE CLOGGED FROM
A COLO OR CATARRH
Apply Cream In Nostrils . To
Open Up Air Passages.
Ahl What reliefl Your clogged nos
trils open right up. the air passages of
your head are clear and you can breathe
freely. Mo more nawicing, Bnunung,
mucous discharge, headache, dryness
no struggling for breath at Bight; your
cold or catarrh IB gone.
Don't stay stufCed-up! Get a small
bottle of Ely's Cream Balm from your
druggist now. Apply a little of this
fragrant. 'antiseptic cream in your nos
trils, let it penetrate through every
air passage of the head; soothe and
heal the swollen. Inflamed mucous mem
brane, giving you Instant relief. Ely s
Cream Balm is just what every cold
and catarrh sufferer has been seeking.
It's Just splendid. Adv.
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Farmer Finds Relief Taking
Tanlac and Gains Twenty
"If I tell all this Tanlac has dan
for me some folks may not believe it,"
said E. E. Beebe, while in tha Owl
Drug store at Portland recently, "and
really I have been surprised myself."
Mr. Beebe has been farming at Gar
den Home, just outside of Portland,
for the past ten years and is well
"I began suffering from rheuma
tism and stomach trouble twenty-five
years ago," he continued, "and had
gotten to where I was almost past
going. Before these troubles started
on me I weighed one hundred and
eighty pounds and hardly knew my
strength. But I kept falling- off until
I was almost a skeleton. Why, a few
weeks ago, when I first commenced
taking Tanlac, I only weighed one
hundred and twenty-two pounds, but
now weigh one hundred and forty-
five, have already gotten back twen
ty-three poands of what I lost and am
I simply had no appetite and what
little I did eat seemed to do me more
harm than good. I would bloat all
up after eating and the gas on my
stomach would rise up " around my
heart and cause it to beat so hard and
fast that I could hardly get my breath.
just had to live on the lightest
sort of diet for the longest time. And
don't think I have been free from
rheumatic pain in twenty-five years
till now. I was troubled mostly In my
back, legs and feet. The muscles in
the lower part of my legs were always
stiff and. drawn and in the mornings
It would take me some time before I
could get around to do any good. My
ankles and feet were badly swollen
and pained me so at times that I
could hardly walk or stand. My ekla .
had a yellowish, bloodless look, show
ing that my circulation was bad, and
for the past year I have had some
thing like ecsema, which tormented
me for hours at a time, especially at
night. I simply had no energy and
just had to drag myself around. My
nerves were all shattered and my kid
heys bothered me constantly. I hardly
knew what a good night's sleep wa
and always felt more tired on getting
up In the mornings than when I lay
down at night.
-I snent hundreds of dollars for
treatment and medicines, but kept get
ting worse, and had long since given
up nearly all hope of ever getting
any better. So you may know how
astonished I was after using my first
bottle of Tanlac to find hiy troubles
rapidly leaving me. I have just fin-
shed my seventh botue now ana, as
said. I have actually gained twenty
three pounds. From the way I'm pick
ing up. It won't be long until I'll be
my old self again. I am eating most
anything I want and nothing hurts
me, and Tanlac seems to be giving me
new blood, aJ my color is getting to
look healthy and natural, and my
friends are talking about my wonder
ful Improvement. I am entirely free
from the rheumatism and other trou
bles now and feel that Tanlao ha
given me a new lease 6n life."
Tanlac Is sold In Portland by the
Owl Drug Co. Adv.
Club, the member to take up the work ,