The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 05, 1919, Section One, Page 10, Image 10

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    TITC SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 5, 1919.
that an educational campaign to de
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velop the spirit of home ownership will
be as effective as the auto oanufac
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turers' campaign to create a demand
for their product. When you build
EFFECTIVE SHORTLY
homes you are keeping Portland labo
OF CITY llDEQUITEii
employed; creating an outlet for
Portland and Oregon material, and de
veloping the best kind of citlsenshi
"The manufacturer Is Interested, th
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merchant Is Interested. churches.
schools and civic organizations are In
Operation of Ordinance to Be
terested In an effort to stimulate home
ownership. Somebody has said that
Thousand Beds Needed, Says II
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Dean-of Medical School. 1 2
gin January 10.
the real estate man will be benefited.
As a matter of fact every organizatio
and every line of Industry In the entire
city is greatly interested in the con
struction of thousands of homes. Only
a small percentage of the benefit ac
CAR PARKING IS CHANGED
crues directly to the real estate man
as there are numerous other interests
COUNTY PLAN TOO LIMITED
Involved to a greater extent In the ag
gregate, and the real estate man
benefit will come only If he plays th
game on the square.
Belief
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Arrangement
Institution Capable of Caring for
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Oregon People Advocated by
Pr. K. A. f. Mackenzie.
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District.
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Xw traffic laws effective January
10 will brlnr about a complete change
V In the present method of parking au-
tomobilea. relieve the present congest--'
ed district and generally reform the
handling of Portland's vehicular
traffic.
The congested district. In which au
tomobiles are permitted to park for
only JO minutes, will Include all the
territory from Front to Tenth street
and from Taylor to Oak street. Dur
ing traffic hurs. from 8:30 A. 11. to
:30 P. M., automobiles will not be
nermltted to nark on Washington and
Alder streets between First and Tenth
or on Park and West Park streets be
tween Taylor and Oak streets.
Parallel Parklag Ordered.
All automobiles must park parallel
to the right-band curb Instead of diag
onally to the curb, as at present. Cars
must be within one foot of the curbing
and an Interval of four feet must re
main between cars.
The parallel parking of cars will
leave more space for passage way In
' the streets than at present and at the
same time will result In a smaller num
ber of Darked cars In a block than at
present.
Left-hand turns at street Intersec
tlons where traffic officers are sta
tioned will not be permitted except
upon specific instructions given by the
traffic officer in charge. This clause
was insrrted Into the traffic code
the request of traffic officers, who
stated to tho council that left-hared
turns on busy street Intersections often
caused serious tie-ups In traffic.
Effect f Raliag ka
This ruling no doubt often will In
duce drivers to circle around an extra
block in order to go In the direction
desired without making the forbid
den left-hand torn. For Instance, an
automobile driver going west on Wash
ington street, and who reached Fifth
street with the intention of turning
south to go to the City Hall. Would
be forced to drive on to Sixth street,
-urn to his right n Sixth to Stark,
thence right again to Fifth, thence
right again on Fifth to Washington.
This clause will only ba enforced
when the traffic officer sees that
left turn would tie up traffic. It does
not apply on street Intersections where
traffic officers are not stationed.
Right f Way Iadlcated.
Cnder the amended traffic code auto.
mobiles on the right have the right of
way over other cars. Under this clause,
traffic officers say that if drivers will
always remember that the autoists on
their right have the right of way,' no
accidents can possibly occur.
-The definite ruling in connection
with the right of way also tends to
fix responsibility In the event of ac
cidents. It also does away with rules
in connection with certain directions,
which traffic officers say are always
confusing to visiting automobilists.
Other clauses of the amended traffic
ordinance re the same as provided in
the traffic code now in effect. Mayor
Baker has announced that beginning
on January 10. wherv the new code be
comes effective, traffic officers will be
detailed to the downtown Intersections
I to direct pedestrian traffic
Laws Be Mads Clear.
No legislation has been passed to
govern pedestrian travel. Mayor Baker's
plan being an educational campaign
handled by members of the Police De
partment. Certain officers also have been desig
nated by the Mayor to Instruct owners
OFFICERS rXABLE TO LOCATE
JULIUS BRACKS SLAYER.
Information Leads to Belief That
Victim Recently Sold Liquor
cuing Him $800.
NORTH BEND. Or, Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) The mystery surrounding the
death of Julius Bracks, a resident of
this city, whose body was found In
the mud and water near his cabin on
Pony Slough Christmas morning with
th head crushed from blows Inflicted
with a heavy iron bolt, still remains
unsolved.
Sheriff W. W. Gage, assisted by local
police Officers, have worked on the
cap- since the body was discs vered,
at. while a great deal of Informa
tion concerning the life and habits of
Mr. Bracke has been secured, no clews
or evidence tending to indicate who
committed the crime has yet been ob
tained.
Investigation has developed lnfor
mation that Mr. Bracke was engaged
in bootlegging operations and had a
large number of customers In this city
and Marsh field, and that on the night
he was killed he was supposed to have
disposed of a large consignment of
liquor, for which he received upward
of tsoo.
As no money was found on the body,
it Is believed here that the motive of
the crime was robbery, and that he
was murdered by persons who he was
supplying with liquor.
BOARD OF INQUIRY MEETS
Testimony Taken in Connection With
Major Deich Charges.
Short sessions of the board of In
quiry named early in October by Adju
tant-General Bcebe to inquire Into
charges of Captain William M. Camp
bell, alleging conduct unbecoming an
officer on the part of Major Richard
Deich. commanding officer of the Ore
gon Military Police, were held yester
day. At the afternoon session Cap
tain Campbell, now of the United States
Army, presented testimony, as he had
not been present at a former hearing-
The board also met last evening.
Findings of the board can only be In
the form of recommendations to the
Adjutant-General. Judge C. U. Ganten.
bein is president. The members are:
Lieutenant-Colonel George T. Willetts
and Major Charles E. Smith. Captain
Allan Hall was official recorder of the
proceedings.
and drivers of automobiles regarding I "'
requirements of the new traffic code.
HOME HEED HELD GREAT
MANT HOUSES Of FIT TO LIVE
IX, SAYS MAYOR.
Increase in Number of Home Own
ers Will Benent Every Citizen,
Executive rolnts Out.
Not less than 1000 families In Tort
land today are occupying houses en
tirely unfit for human beings to live
In. according to a statement made by
Mayor Baker last week In an address
at a luncheon In the Benson Hotel at
tended by members of the Own-Tour-Home
campaign committees.
The Mayor presented facta and fig
urea on fhe basis of the recent survey
conducted by the city Investigating the
housing situation of Portland, and how
the commission conducting this survey
cams to the conclusion that one of the
dire needs of Portland today Is the
building of a large number of medium
priced, sanitary homes for laboring men
and their families, who are living in
shacks and tumbledown dwelling
bouses dangerous to both the public
health and public morals.
"Portland is In greater need of homes
today than ever In her history, said
Mayor Baker. -Our bouse surrey which
was finished before the armistice was
signed revealed that there were not
In the entire city of Portland more
than about ZW vacant houses, and only
a few apartments.
ykartaae t llraaea II ere.
There Is at the present time an
actual shortage of homes. A " large
number of dwellings now occupied by
the families of laboring people are un
fit for dogs to live In."
The speaker said that over a hundred
persons had reported instances of
profiteering on the part of Portland
house owners. He declared that this
condition Is not general, but many
landlords are taking advantage of the
present situation to charge enormous
rents, and not furnish proper service.
'There are over 40.000 Oregon men
In the military service who will soon
be returned to the state, and a large
number of them will come to Portland
In order to enter Into buainess or the'
Industries. the Mayor continued. "Wei
ran do nothing of greater imoortance
for these returned soldiers than to fur
nish them with the conditions and en-
vlronment of attractive homes. We ran
perform n greater educational service i
for the public at large than to stim
ulate a general desire for boms owner
ship. Edaeatlaaal Casasialga Xeded.
"When the automobile came Into the
West tne dealers did not ship their
auios in here, store them In large
buildings and pull the curtains dor n.
They raised the curtains through ex
tensive publicity, and created a desire
on the part of the public to enjoy the
pleasure, benefits and profits from!
owning automobiles. It ia aclf-evldent
WAR VETERANS FORM BAND
Musical Treat Promised at Heillg
Saturday Evening,
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Musical selections dear to those who
stayed at home, as well as those who
went to war, will be the offering of
he Allied War Veterans Band at the
Heilig Theater Saturday evening.
The band Is under the direction of
returned soldiers, who have formed
The Fighting Sons of Guns" Company.
Members of the company appear in
various feature and solo work, as well
as band musicians. Iot least of these
Bandsman Walter Gilbert, clarinet
Mr. Gilbert has had some
unusual experiences, not only on the
battle front, but on the way home
when gunners of his Canadian ship
sank a submarine.
MESSAGE HELD IMPORTANT
Collegiate Alumnae Will Ask That
Dr. Xordfelt Speak In Schools.
The message of Dr. Margaret Nord
felt. who has been sent out by the so
cial hygiene committee of the Commis
sion on Training Camp Activities of
the War Department, Is considered so
important by the Portland branch of
the association of Collegiate Alumnae
that at a meeting of that organization
yesterday noon it was thought she
should be allowed to apeak in the pub
lic schools.
'A committee to confer with the
school superintendents and Board was
appointed, and consists of Mrs. Boudi
not Seeley. Miss Veils Winner, Mrs.
H. T. Munger and Mrs. Twining.
Bend Veteran Returns.
BEND. Or.. Jan. 4. 'Special) The
first enlisted man from here to return
to Bend after seeing active service
abroad arrived here today, when W. R.
VanVleet completed the Journey. Van
Vleet enlisted from Deschutes County
in the early part of the war and was
discharged as a Sergeant Majof from
the 7th Artillerv.
Portland and the state need more
hospital facilities and they need them
badly even without the unusual condi
tions due to the influenza epidemic is
the prevailing opinion of physicians
and hosDital officials In the city. A
thousand more beds at once is the esti
mate of Dr. K. A. J. Mackenzie, dean
of the Oregon Medical School, which a
small minority believe with present fa-
lities would be sufficient, if it were
not for the influenza epidemic
That the County Hospital will be but
drop in the bucket when it comes to
supplying the city s needs is the opinion
of Dr. Mackenzie. He estimates at less
than 200 the number of beds that will
be furnished by the 200,000 appropria
tion.
This hospital, he believes, should be
the first unit in an immense hospital,
which would be run In connection with
he State medical school, which is com
Dieting the first unit of the school
building plan.
Million Dollars Needed.
The State Legislature Is expected to
supply funds for further hospital factl
ties at the school. At least a million
dollars must be expended here before
the Institution will be adequate to the
situation, believes Dr. MacKenzie.
'Los Angeles has put out four or five
millions for caring for her sick; Cln
cinnati has doubled this amount: other
cities are coming to the front why not
ortland and Oregon? asks the doctor.
"With the new industries that have
sought out Portland have come crip
pies the victims of industry and we
must take care of them. Next to the
ndustrial cripple will come other crip
ples and unfortunates from ail over
the state. If our plan works put. Our
medical center should be to Portland
nd Oregon what Johns Hopkins is to
Baltimore and Maryland."
A contagious hospital Is .the spe-
al need of Portland at this time, ac
(nrriinr to hosnltal officials.
'Our institution has been crowded
for two years or more." said lister
Superior of St. Vincent's Hospital, "and
while under normal conditions we
could get along, we have been unable
cope with the influenza situation.
What Portland needs is a contagious
ospital and an institution that would
take care of those without means."
Sanitarium Is Crowded.
The city's hospital facilities were
adequate up to the influenza outbreak,
according to Miss Loverldge, superin
tendent at the Good Samaritan Hospi
tal. "We aren't equipped to care for
the contagious cases," she says.
At the Nisbeth Sanitarium, whence
were taken the 20-odd influenza cases
from the city's emergency hospital.
conditions are somewhat overcrowded,
it was admitted by Dr. N. A. Nisbeth.
"We formerly had from 16 to 20
patients," he said, "but lately we have
had so many calls for quarters that
we had to provide them. We took the
city's cases and kept taking others.
The city paid for the Auditorium cases,
but they have refused to take care of
others temporarily without funds.
"We can't even handle all those who
would pay. We have about 50 patients,
but every day we have calls for rooms.
The 50 patients are in the old Weid
ler home. Five and six are in rooms
originally intended for one well person.
Dark storerooms in the North End
along Second street, where poor for
eigners and others exist in quarters
without light, air and proper heat.
have been sick rooms for many an in
fluenza patient, according to Dr. J. D.
Fenton, who Is anxious to secure great
er hospital facilities for the city. . A
man. wile and tnree cniiaren, an aown
with the flu, occupied two small par
titions in one storeroom. No access to
outside light or air and no heating
facilities were visible.
of Used Pianos
BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING AT 9 O'CLOCK
WILL FIND US OFFERING SOME SPLENDID VAL
UES IN PLAYERS, GRANDS AND UPRIGHTS
Thousands of Player Rolls Go on Sale, Including the
Imperial, Q. R. S. and Rythmodik Lines
'y of Jazz and Popular Music
Our annual January sale of used and second-hand pianos
begins Monday morning at 9 o'clock. -
Most of these instruments were accumulated during the
Fall and Christmas business. Many of them were taken in
exchange on our.Knabe and Fischer pianos. Some have
been placed with us by private parties to be disposed of.
v We will sell these bargains on terms if desired and charge
only 6 per cent interest on the deferred payments.
Jncluded in the list of pianos that go on sale will be found such
well-known instruments as the Knabe, Chickering, A. B.
Chase, Kurtzmann, Kimball, Kranich & Bach, Lester,
Whitney, Prescott, Weber, Kensington, Clough &
Warren, French & Sons, Sterling, Bradley and others.
There are uprights, baby grands and players to chose from. We
also have a number of second-hand organs which will be offered
at $20 and $25 each.
to get a few rolls of good player
The' blue label rolls will be sold
The Q. R. S., Imperial and
' Rythmodik at just one-half price.
Those who are at all interested in the purchase of a piano
should certainly take advantage of this golden opportunity.
Sale opens at 9 o'clock. ;
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There will be an opportunity
music at greatly reduced prices,
in half-dozen lots for $1.40.
C merchandise oTo Merit Only"
Special plans are being
morrow evening that
awarding of prizes.
made for to
include the
Sale of
D. A.
Porperty Held Fraudulent.
Hatfield was returned to Port
land yesterday from Oakland, -Cal., by
Deputy Sheriff Schirmer, to answer an
indictment charging him with fraud
ulent real estate transaction. He has
been in trouble 'before for the same of
fense and has served time in the Wash
ington state penitentiary.
The story of a Japanese woman wronged of
an offspring, part American, who came to
revenge his mother's wrong of a beautiful
adventuress with whom he became involved
of his single-handed fight with a nest of
German spies and the dramatic finding of the
man he sought.
SPECIAL ATTRACTION
8-year-old Margaret Bewley, whose sensational
success at the Majestic's New Year's eve "Dis
covery" Show is tile talk of Portland. Hear her
sing "Naughty, Naughty, Naughty," with
dance accompaniment.
JUDGE STILL HAS RECORD
D. B. McKnight, of Albany, Leads to I
Wedding Ceremonies.
ALBANY. Or.. Jan. 4. '(Special.) D. I
B. McKnight, Linn County Judge, whol
has had the distinction of officiating
at more wedding-s than any other per
son in the county for several years I
past, maintained his record in 1918.
Hs performed 40 marriage ceremonies I
in the year Just ended.
Others who officiated at more than
ten weddings in the county in the
year are Rev. G. H. Bennett, pastor
of the First Methodist Church, of
Albany, who united 21 couples: Kev.'
I). Lloyd Morgan, former pastor of I
the First Christian Church here and I
now of North Bend. 17. and Dr. George
H. Young, pastor of the First Baptist!
Church, 16.
mf$M It Spoils the Evening v
Gymnasium Class to Form.
The Highland School Parent-Teach
ers' Association will hold a gymnasium
class this evening In the assembly hall
of the school, which will be open to all
women and girls over 16 years of age
who would care to join the association.
310 Washlng-toa Street
Bet. Fifth Mid Sixth
A Diamond Stays Always Young
Always new always companionable, a diamond keeps the fires of
optimism and endeavor ever burning'. Wear a diamond for the
good it will do you.
Friedlander'a have sold diamonds in Portland for forty-eight years.
A diamond bought here is an assured investment. During January
we are offering some very fine stones at special prices.
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Our $100 Diamond Rings Excel rn Size and Color.
They Are the Standard by Which Others Are Judged.
Especially Attractive January Prices on Wrist Watches
and Fine Silver
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for your wife if, before going
to the theater, she must pre
pare supper and then wash
dishes.
Instead, invite her to dine
at the
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Portland
Hotel
The savoriness of the food,
daintiness of service and gay
lilt of the music will be a
fitting prelude to the evening's
pleasure.
Dinner $1.25
- Dancing 6 to 8.
Music by Prasp's Novelty
Orchestra.
loi4la.Tfd'Ioiel
ALL WEEK
WITH
OFFICIAL WAR REVIEW
PATHE NEWS COMEDY
PROGRAMME OF CONCERT
ON OUR SUPER-WURLITZER
TODAY AT 12:30 P. M.
Pan-Americano Herbert
Scarf Dance Chaminade
Valse Septembre Godin
Selection "Mademoiselle Modiste"
ERNEST H. HUNT, Organist.
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SCHOOL
Business College
New classes will start Now is the" time to use your spare
time and build for bigger things.
Enroll Immediately
A POSITION ASSURED EVERY .GRADUATE
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UNITED STATES RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION
W. G. McAdoo, Director-General of Railroads
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Lines North of Ashland
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STUDENTS' SPECIAL TRAIN
via
ELECTRIC LINE
Sunday, January 5th.
Will leave Fourth and Washington streets 5:00 P.M.
Newberg 6:00 P.M.
McMinnville 6:45 P.M.
Independence 7 :40 P. M.
Arrive Corvallis .8:30 P.M.
This train for accommodation of O. A. C. students returning
to college.
f JOHN M. SCOTT
General Passenger Agent