The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, Section One, Page 15, Image 15

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Council's Plan Said to
General Approval.
Many, It Is Asserted, Are TJnderpald,
While Others Are Draw ins More
Than They Are Worth.
Standardization of salaries paid to
city employes recently decided upon by
the city council meets with general
favor among city employes. That there
are some employes who are underpaid
is generally conceded, and some, it is
contended, are drawing: more money
each month than they are worth.
Back in 1913 the New York bureau
of municipal research sent experts to
Portland and an effort was made to
arrange salaries for municipal employes
on an equitable basis. The plan seemed
successful, but after a few months new
conditions brought about salary adjust
ments, and a little later more adjust
ments were made, until soon the last
vestige of the standardization effected
by the research committee disappeared
from the city payrolls.
The general increase gave some new
city employes more money than em
ployes who had the advantage of years
of teachnical experience, but who, be
cause of some increase granted less
than a year ago, are barred from par
ticipation in the recent advance of
Salary Conditions Chaotic.
Salary conditions have been in a
chaotic condition at the city hall for
a year or more. This no one familiar
with conditions there can deny. Com
missioners at virtually every session
of the council have offered ordinances
granting increases of pay to employes
in their departments. Many of the in
creases were Justified, and some, it is
held, were not. War conditions, with
its shortage of labor, made the situa
tion even more acute.
As soon as one person in a particular
line of work, such as bookkeeping, for
instance, was granted an increase, oth
ers in the eame line, but in' other de
partments, felt that they. too. should
be better paid. Some made demands,
which in the majority of cases were
granted, others were either too timid
or too proud to request an increase, and
as a result recived none, but naturally
assumed a dissatisfied attitude which
was not conducive to the-best results
in their particular work.
General Dissatisfaction Grows.
And so it went, with general dissat
isfaction growing in all departments.
Then came the effort to increase the
pay of employes in some departments,
according to schedules prepared by the
heads of the departments, the increases
based on ability and service. This ef
fort was successfully opposed by Mayor
Baker and Commissioners Pier and
Following the failure of this effort
came the passage of an ordinance
which granted a ?20 a. month increase
to all employes who had received no
increase during the last two years, a
$15 increase for those who had received
no increase subsequent to July 1, 1918,
and the difference between the in
crease granted and $15 to those who
had received au increase following
July 1, 191S.
The application of this ordinance did
not meet With general favor among
city employes. older employes were
nettled because more recent ones were
granted as large, if not greater, in
crases than they obtained. Men oc
cupying technical positions asserted
that larger salaries prevailed on the
Entire Matter Investigating.
The entire matter was referred to
Citv Commissioner Pier for investiga
tion, following his review of the situ
ation came the recommendation for
standardization of salaries, and a com
mittee eomnosed of Commssioners Pier.
Bafbur and Bigelow was appointed to
carry out th recommendation.
And although standardization of sal
arirs is considered the sane thing to do
by the majority of employes, there are
some who are provokea. to piace u
mildly, at the manner in which the sal
ary question has been handled. Men
in the department of public works,
wfcose claims were before Commis
sioner Pier for a number of weeks,
are incensed over the action of Com
miisioner Bigelow, who about a week
agi., with full knowledge, they say,
that the recommendation for standard
ization was forthcoming, slipped a list
of salary increases in two of his de
partments into the council and ob
tained the passage of the .ordinances.
BlKFlon'i Action Protested.
These same men contend that Com
missioner Bigelow did not even con
form ot the unwritten law, which pro
vides that matters of such importance
as salary increases must go on the
council calender so that all interested
parties may have opportunity of know
ing what business the city council
transacts. The increases in question
were granted at a special meeting of
the council, they assert.
When the requests from the tech
nical men came before the council,
these men declare that after Commis
sioner Bigelow had his men cared for
in the way of salary increases he was
the leader in opposing the requests of
the technical men.
But such procedure on the part of
members of the city council and Com
missioner Bigelow is declared not to
have been the first to resort to such
tactics, are not likely to reoccur, as
following the readjustment of salaries
a boniflde reason must be produced be
fore the city council will agree to In
crease any salaries, according to Com
missioner Pier.
cavalry, condemned to death for having '
maintained relations with the chief of
tho German secret service at Barcelona
during the war. w&s shot at Vincennes.
The Yorkshire miners' council, repre
senting more than 200.000 miners who
remained on strike, refusing to accept
the government's offer of settlement,
lias decided to submit to its branches
the question of continuing the strike.
Herbert S. Hadley, former governor
of Missouri, and widely known in legal
circles throughout the country, has
been appointed counsel for the Colorado
state railroad commission.
The railroads of the country have
lost about $50,000,000 a year through
"irregularities in connection with the
sale of stray and unclaimed freight,"
according to a statement made by Fed
eral Judge Foster to Assistant United
States Attorney Dewey.
Willis K. Thompson, veteran newspa
per man, died at Indianapolis after two
months' Illness. Mr. Thompson was for
two years on the staff of the San Fran
cisco Examiner and for 12 years con
nected with newspapers in Denver.
Representative Fitzgerald of Massa
chusetts called at the White House to
advocate increased wages for all gov
ernment employes, who, he said, are
"notoriously underpaid."
A special certificate to be Issued to
soldiers wounded ir. the war with Ger
many has been approved by the war de
partment. It will bear at the top the
legend "Columbia gives to her sonj the
accolade of new chivalry of humanity."
and below the name, rank and unit t
the soldier and the action in which he
was wounded.
Thespians Live in Land of Tomor
row, Says Star, and Forget All
Troubles of Past Days.
To the layman who comes in casual
contact with players one of the re
markable impressions given by that
calling is the way in which the players
V -
tiny Bates Post, at Hellig theater to
Every family head should
go through the Finley Insti
tution. It is consoling in
time of bereavement to
know the service of an
establishment of this char
acter. Our establishment is located
in a quiet, refined and rest
ful section of the city, where
service with the privacy of
the home may be held.
J. P. Finley & Son
Progressive Funeral Directors
keep their youth. They are all Peter
Pans who never grow up.
Guy Bates Post, the star of "The Maa
querader," which - Richard Walton
Tully is to present here,' is not old as
the years go. But looking back on his
career, beginning with Kyrle Bellew
and coming down through his con
stantly growing popularity to "Omar
the Tentmaker" and "The Mas
querader," one seems to scan a goodly
portion of years.
Sitting opposite Mr. Post at lunch
eon, one would take him to be a man
in his early COs. He does not look like
an actor, but rather like a business
men with inclinations to literature.
"I think the reason the people on the
stage Etay so young Is due to the fact
that they live so much in tomorrow."
said Mr. Post when this subject came
up. "The actor, as a rule, is usually
ahead of his times. He lives and
dreams and works in tomorrowland.
"And living in tomorrowland. he for
gets today, and it is remembering to
day and yesterday that makes folk age.
They say that tomorrow is a day which
never comes and today is a day which
always was. Therefore living in and
by tomorrow, the actor forgets all about
today, and so time ceases to pass for
"Only in one thing does the big actor
grow. That is in the understanding oi
human" nature. Each character he
creates brings him nearer to the heart
of humanity. Therein is to be found
the secret of the player folk being
the first always to extend a helping
hand when some great calamity calls
for the community to give aid. It is
the actor who takes the center of the
stage and, luring the public on by his
work, persuades them to give and give
until the emergency is passed or the
demand satisfied.
"It is not trouble or pain or hard
work which makes folks grow old. It
is remembering the passing of the
years and marking from day to day
that we are growing further and fur
ther from our childhood. Remaining
children in thought all their years, the
players have no time for backward
glances and in this way forget there is
such a thing as age."
'Real Recreation," Says Wife of
Former Newspaper Man, Telling
of Her Work for Soldiers.
Alice M. Krantz, wife of Shad O.
Krantz, formerly a Portland newspaper
man, arrived in Portland yesterday
from Letterman general hospital at the
Presidio. San Francisco, to receive her
discharge from the army.
With the intention of taking up re
construction work for the American
Red Cross, Mrs. Krantz last year took
the physical reconstruction courses at
Reed college. When she learned of the
dearth of reconstruction aides in the
United States army she enlisted at
Portland, expecting to be sent to
France, but she was at once assigned
to San Francisco, where she has been
an entire year.
Hundreds of American soldiers have
passed through Mrs. Krantz' hands, and
and enjoyed the esteem, confidence and
respect of clients, friends, business ac
quaintances, courts and the community
at large, "or of any person other than
this defendant whom he deluded and
snared to his great financial loes and
mental suffering."
All allegations made in Silverman's
complaint as to remarks concerning his
pereonal integrity made by Albert, are
admitted, the defendant adding that he
now repeats that Silverman "is a thief,
crook, a disgrace to his profession and
should be disbarred from practice and
indicted by the grand jury."
Condensed News.
The senate unanimously voted a
Chinese Driven Out by Brutalities of
Soldiers. Says Petition.
PEKIN. July 29. (By the Associated
Tress.) A petition signed by merchants
and other citizens of the Shantung dis
trict protesting against what were al
leged to be brutalities by Japanese sol
diers was received here today by the
The petition said Japanese eoiaiers
were robbing and ill-treating women
and forcing Chinese to sell their lands
authorizing the government to Join tho
league of nations.
The labor executive committee of Ol
ten. canton of Soleure, Switzerland, has
proclaimed a general strike.
During fierce rioting at Basle, in con
nection with the strike there, troops
fired on the strikers, killing nine and
wounding many.
rr. A. F. Tolmie. member of parlia-.
ment for Victoria, B. C. has accepted
the portfolio of minister of agriculture
in the dominion cabinet.
The national congress of San Salva
dor has issued a decree granting uncon
ditional amnesty to all political offend
ers duriua- the last electoral campaign.
The Lettisn cabinet has arranged a
S3. 000 000 loan in the United States, ac
cording to a dispatch from Riga. The
money will be used .for the purchase
of American goods.
Nicholas Tschalkovsky, president of
the provisional government of north
Russia, has gone to London. He will
endeavor to induce the British govern
ment not to withdraw its troops from
The announcement of the impending
resignation of tho Austrian ministry.
received at Berne, waa erroneous. The
message originated in Belgrade and re
ferred to the Serbo-Croatian ministry.
Sergeant de Brabant, of the French
Mrs. Alice M. Krantz, Portland
girl, Tho receives her discharge
from the army tomorrow.
Seven Oregon Soldiers in Prison Or
dered to Duty.
Restoration to duty Is assured for the
seven Oregon boys of the 147th field
artillery who have been serving time
as result of supposed infractions of
military discipline. The happiest fea
ture of this announcement, which came
yesterday to Mrs. George L. Williams,
is the fact that the boys now will have
an opportunity to obtain honorable dis
charges. Were they released without
being restored to duty they would re
ceive dishonorable discharges.
Announcement of the fact that the
youths are to be released from prison
at Governor's Island, N. T., was con
tained in a message received by Mrs.
Williams from Senator McNary. The
senator's message read:
'Judge advocate-general informs me
the seven soldiers of the 147th field ar
tillery have been restored to duty. Nec
essary orders forwarded to prison au
thorities for their release."
her skilled attention, no less than her
cheery personality, has been responsible
lor tne complete recovery oi a ini
number of them.
"Mv real recreation," said Mrs.
Krantz. "was in seeing these boys
wounded overseas, recovering their
physiques and their Jolly good humor
again. I was really able to feel, that I
was of service and in that respect I
certainly had my reward in my work.
This Morning.
Remember, through train No. lf of
the O.-W. R. & N. lines for Salt Lake
City. Denver. Omaha and Chicago, leaves
Portland. Union, depot, at 9 A. SI. ln-
tead of 9:30. Leaves Hood River, 11:02
A. M. instead of 11:33. Take this train
for Bend and other Deschutes branch
stations; also for Riggs-Shamko branch
stations, and for Hermiston. Adv.
Woman Asks $5000 for Accident.
Because C. W. Toung. tailor in the
Fiiedner building, struck her in sud
denly opening a door from the waste
room of that building on July 7, Emily
Xeef asks damages for personal in
juries in the amount of $5000 in a suit
filed in the circuit court yesterday.
Threshing Engineer Killed.
GARFIELD. Wash., Aug. 2. Jerome
Tidwell waa killed instantly near here
today, when a threshing machine en
gine which he was operating exploded.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Herman F. Oppenlander In Charge
of Reconstruction at Mense.
Herman F. Oppenlander, son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. G. Oppenlander, of 1071
Arnold street, has been placed in charge
of the Friends Reconstruction union
at Meuse, France, according to infor
mation contained in a letter recently
received by his parents. This auxiliary
of the American Red Cross is com
posed of 120 members who are build
ing temporary homes for the French,
besides being engaged in various agri
cultural pursuits.
Oppenlander will direct the distribu
tion of supplies to French peasants and
German prisoners. He expects to be
home by Thanksgiving.
Utilities Commission Declines to
Continue Burleson Charges.
- SALT LAKE CITT, Aug. 2. The Utah
public utilities commission today re
fused the request of the Western Union
Telegraph company to allow telegraph
rates placed in effect during the time
Postmaster-General Burleson adminis
tered the wire system to remain ef
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Bar Association Commltee Named to
Revise Schedule.
Not only does it cost more to live in
health, more for attention in sickness
and mora to die these days, but soon it
will cost more to bring troubles to the
attention of circuit judges who are re
ceiving more money than ever before.
Court costs prescribed by law are not
increasing, but Barge Leonard,
president of the Multnomah Bar asso
ciation, yesterday appointed a com
mittee t6 revise the present schedule
of attorneys' fees. It is no secret that
the revision will be upward.
"It is a regrettable action, perhaps,
hut even lawyers must live," said Mr.
Leonard. "The present schedule is at
a pre-war basis and it is found that
the minimum is too low to stand the
increased cost of living ami overhead
expense, the latter including every
thing from office rent and secretaries
to stationery."
Dan J. Malarkey has been named as
chairman of the committee, the other
members of which are: Albert Ridg
way, John Latourette, William Davis
and Frank Grant Fees will be stand
ardized for all classes of litigation and
the schedule adopted will be furnished
all practicing lawyers of the county.
The percentage of increase is prob
lematical, as yet.
. S. & H. green stamps for cash.,
Holman Fuel Co.. Main 3S3. A 336.
Blockwood, short slabwood, Rock
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Answer to Slander Snit Dabs At
torney "Crook" and Demands
He Be Disbarred.
Max Albert does not deny that he
called Attorney S. J. Silvermna a
"crook" and a "thief," but proceeds to
add other charges more startling than
those over which a $10,000 slander suit
was brought by the lawyer, in an an
swer filed in the circuit court yester
day. Albert concludes by demanding
that the court which hears the case in
stigate disbarment proceedings against
Silverman if a Jury finds statements set
forth to be truthful.
The first punch in the answer to Sil
verman's suit, filed May 15, is the alle
gation that Silverman has no knowl
edge of law, its principles or funda
mentals, nor conception of the duties,
ethics and obligations of the profes
sion, though admitting that he - has
been admitted to practice in the courts
of this state.
It is denied that the attorney has or
ever had a large and lucrative practice
Dr. Lewis Says Hot Suit
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Passengers booked for aerial trips over Portland, Columbia River
Highway and Beaches. Dates available for acrobatic stunt flying at
fairs and celebrations.
Syd Chaplin Aircraft Corporation
Jacuzzi . Brothers .Manufacturers Propellers
Student Fliers Enrolled for Training. Mercury Aviation School
' George E. Love, Manager
1109 Yeon Building, Portland, Or.