The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, Section One, Page 6, Image 6

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Clemency for Portland Worker
Convicted Urged.
Family of Antonio Verenziani, Who
Made False Affidavit for Daugh
ter, Reported Destitute.
ington, Aug. 2. Clemency is asked by
Benator Chamberlain in a letter writ
'. ten to the department of justice in
behalf of Antonio Verenziani of Port
land, Or., convicted of making a false
affidavit to get his daughter out of
3taly. The prisoner, who is said to be
an Inoffensive Italian employed for
var as a track greaser by the street
railway company at Portland, found it
difficult to ask anything of the Italian
government because he still had status
In the Italian army.
He therefore made an affidavit that
the child was his niece. He was sen
tenced to five months' imprisonment,
which Senator Chamberlain would have
reduced to one month in order that the
man may look after his wife and three
other children who are in destitute
circumstances. In his letter to the de
partment Senator Chamberlain says:
"The ol'fense was not a very serious
one, and the man can render more
service to the community by taking
care of his family, which he cannot do
if he has to serve the balance of his
Some of the small independent pack
ers who are trying to build up estab
lishments in Oregon are protesting to
the state's congressional delegation
against the Kenyon bill to license pack
ers. They contend that the provision
requiring all concerns doing a business
of J500.000 a year to take out a license
will work a hardship on the struggling
young concerns, placing the same re
straint upon them that is intended to
run against the big five. The sugges
tion is made that the bill be amended
freeing all concerns doing a business up
to $1,500,000 from the license require
ment. Patrons of the postoffice at Airlie,
Polk county. Or., ask that their railway
mail service be restored to the South
ern Pacific railway. It was recently
changed to the Valley & Siletz road,
Which can deliver to Airlie only by a
ptar route, besides delaying receipt by
Airlie patrons for 24 hours.
In rejecting an application of A. J.
Whittaker of Grand liond;. Or., for an
appointment in connection with the
census enumeration in Hawcii next
year, Sam L. Rogers, director of cen-
us, says that these appointments will
! toe confined, to residents of the islands.
Victory buttons similar to those dis
tributed to former soldiers of the world
war are being designed for men who
served in the navy and marine corps
and will be ready in a short time, ac
cording to a report of the navy depart
ment made to Senator Chamberlain.
tA civil service examination has been
ordered to be held at The Dalles, Sep
tember 24, to qualify eligibles for post
master at Moro. Or. The office pays
t salary of $1400 a year.
In response to protests the postoffice
department has decided upon a recon
sideration of the new postoffice site at
Hood River, Or. The bid of W. E. Cass
had been accepted, but business men
et Hood River complained that the Cass
cite was too remote from the business
center of the city.
The postmaster at Barton. Or:, has
resigned and recommends a discontinu
ance of the office. An inspector who
visited Verboort, Washington county,
Oregon, reports that there is little ne
cessity for continuing the office at that
point because most of the patrons are
served by rural route from Forest
custody of her mother's sister, wu in
a letter received by Misa Mabel Walter,
her former guardian, from the girl, giv
ing her address with friends. Miss
Walter went to the girl and advised
her to comply with the order of the
court transferring her to the custody
of her aunt.
The 14-year-old girl is much afraid
of her mother, Mrs. Edith Grigsbv, bet
ter known as Mrs. Edith Hall, and ap
pealed to Judge Campbell to "save her"
from her mother. In the amendment
made by the Oregon City judre to his
decision In the supplementary divorce
proceedings in which the custody of the
girl was decided, he instructed her that
if she was ever unhappy in her new
home to write him and he would con
sider a change.
Prominent club women of Portland
took much interest in the case and en
deavored to have the court allow Miss
Walter to retain guardianship of the
Street Parade in Honor of Those
Who Braved Dangers in France
Will Form at Third and Oak.
Fbrmal presentation of war decora-
ions to two Oregon mothers and two
Oregon soldiers will take place Thurs
day, according to announcement made
by army recruiting officers, the pro-
ramme being conducted by the Ameri
can Region. Former Major-General
Martin will make the presentation, and
w ill be .assisted by a number of army
officials, as well as the French consul.
The street parade will form at Third
and Oak streets.
Among the medals to be awarded is
the French medaille militaire, which
has beer: granted to Andrew Amacher,
a member of company C, who, on Octo
ber 31, showed coolness and efficiency
as gunner, firing several hundred
rounds from an exposed position into
concealed machine-gun and snipers'
nests unon a commanding hill, while
under direct fire of the eneitiv guns.
Mr. Amacher lives at 172 East Seven-
eenth street, and is the possessor of
a silver victory button for wounds sus-
ained while fighting on another front.
In the straw votins: at recruiting
headquarters yesterday practically all
contests were settled, save that as to
disposition of the ex-kaiser and nation
al prohibition. The league of nations
and the universal military training
questions seem to have little opposi-
lon. totals reported last night fol
For. Aept.
Universal military training 1103 421
National prohibition 841 819
I.eapue of nations lil.l 343
Woman suffrage 101:8 569
ut the soldiers who have voted. 771
favor death penalty for the former
laiser. 545 are for exile, and 122 for
freedom. The American girl leads the
French girl, 713 to 130, with 130 plac-
ng them as equals and 572 not voting.
Indication of Immediate Set
tlement Not in Sight.
Month's Record Is .31 of Inch With
Only Four Cloudy Dajs.
ASTORIA. Or.. Aug 2. (Special.)
The rainfall in Astoria during the
month ot July was exceptionally light
according to the records in Weather
Observer Rosenberg's offtcetfhe pre-
t-iiiLALiun uuiiiig nits mourn was .4 L OI
an inch.
There were 21 clear, six partly
cloudy and four cloudy days. The
hottest day of the season was on July
14, when the thermometer registered 87
degrees, while the minimum tempera
ture for the month was 49 degrees on
the 18th.
3:ugene Officials Have Warrant for
Resident of Marcola.
EUGENE, Or.. Aug. 2. (Special.)
jonn Doe Landers, an alleged road
Jhoe." is wanted by Sheriff Fred G.
stickles on the charge of failure to
cillow a vehicle to pass him. Landers
lives at Marcola, but is said to have
left for Coos bay immediately after the
suieged orrense was committed.
Dr. M. T. Schaffer, a veterinary erur
preon of this city, who ewore to the
complaint, alleges that Landers sig
naled to pass him on the road up the
Mohawk and Dr. Schaffer turned out.
After Landers got ahead it is alleged
jie drove at a slow rate and when Dr.
Schaffer signaled to pass Landers
would speed ahead.
Judge Campbell Asked by Child to
"Save Her."
Upon the plea of little Robin Grigsby
uii iicr mwuicr ue not permitted to
take her to the home of her aunt. Mr
Jouise Trueb. of Tekoa, Wash.. Judge
iamnhAll nf r c rr r ."... . . .!..: i
. 1 .. - - ' . v-iij niuuiiiCU Ills
order to that extent Thursday night
and the girl left willingly.
First intimation that the child had
returned to x'ortland, after disappear
ine on the eve of being removed to th
Good Values
Used Pianos
Knabe Grand R5T
Chickering Upright (Mah.) $300
Sohmer Upright (Mah.) $325
Kimball Upright (Oak) S285
Francis Bacon (Mah.) S295
JIason& Hamlin (Ebony) S22.
These are in nice condition and are
excellent values. Terms or cash.
Victrolas Records Pianos
149 6th, Bet. Alder and Morrison
Jlehlin Packard Lindeman Pianos
More Volunteers for Grafting Oper
ation Needed at Salem.
SALEM. Or Anir fSnui Tn
response to an appeal issued yesterday.
several iaaiem people nave volunteered
to contribute of their fckin to aid little
Erma King, who is said to be in a
precarious condition as the result of
burns sustained while picking berries
a few miles from this itv i..aniv
If enough volunteers are obtained the
gratung operation win be performed
next weeK.
Runaway Boys Are Found.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 2. fSnprial
Milton and Weston Coates and James
Wilson, who recently disappeared from
their homes at Coquille, were appre
hended at Newberg last night. The
ooys were Drought here today, where
they are being held pending the receipt
of word, from their parents.
Dayton Company Incorporates.
SALEM. Or.. Aux. 2. fSn.Htl w
S. U'lten, J. J. Denson and R. npmo.iv
have incorporated the Dayton Sand &
Gravel company of Dayton, Or. The
capital stock is J25.000 and the purpose
of the concern is to conduct a general
sand and erave! business.
Leaders of Fight for Early Wage
Rise Predict Employes Through
out Xation Will Quit.
, Denver. Strike declared in vto-
4 lation of orders by labor federa
tion department.
Springfield. 111. Efforts mads
to induce electrical workers, who
joined shopmen, to resume work.
Norfolk, Neb. Tie-up of service
Atlanta. Ga Strike continued
in various parts of south.
Des Moines. Seven hundred
shopmen quit work.
Havre, Mont. Six hundred walk
out of Great Northern shops.
that employes have walked out at many '
railroad shops through the southern
reg ion.
DES MOINES. Aug. I. Approximately
"00 railway shopmen in the Rock
Island yards at Valley Junction, near
here, went on strike today in response
to the can ror a m-.-on-wide strike.
HAVRE, Mont.. Aug. 2. More than
600 employes of the Great Northern
railroad shops and roundhouse here
went on strike at S A. M.
Walkout to Be Continued.
At a meeting -of the striking shop
men it was voted to continue the walk
out indefinitely. Six different crafts
arc out, includinr the boilermakers,
machinists, carpenters and others. A
strike committee. Including; representa
tives of all the striking crafts, met
with officials of the railroad here today
in a discussion of grievances.
No violence is expected, it was stated.
Union leaders predicted that the strike
would greatly hamper operation of
trains over the Montana. Kalispell and
Havre divisions of the Great Northern.
WINNIPEG. Man., Aug. 2. With
about 4000 workers still absent from
its ranks, as a result of the recent gen
eral strike, the Winnipeg Trades and
Labor council was reorganized' last
night by R. A. Rlgg. deputy of the
president of the Dominion Trades and
Labor congress. Ninety-two delegates
who attended represented approximate
ly 000 workers who stuck to their
international affiliations during the
CHICAGO. Aug. 2. More than 250.000
railway shopmen of the country were
idle tonight as a result of the strike
called yesterday by the Federated Rail
way Shopmen's union, union officials
of the organization said tonight, with
the strike spreading and no indication
of an immediate settlement in eight.
i ne men are out to remain on strike
until their - demands for 85 cents an
hour for machinists and 60 cents for
helpers are granted, John D. Saunders,
secretary, said.
Regardless of what the international
officers of the various unions may be
doing at Washington and they are
making no announcements the rank
and file of the men have determined
not to recede from their demands with
back pay to January 1, according to
Mr. Saunders. '
Violence to Be Tabooed.
No men will be removed from the
wrecking crews, Mr. Saunders said, and
no violence will be tolerated.
Plans for a mass meeting of thou
sands of strikers at a baseball grounds
lomorrow were completed tonight.
in the meantime union committees
are touring the railway systems to see
that the strike orders are carried out
while hundreds of telegrams are being
sent out. By Monday, Mr. Saunders
said, virtually every railroad in the
country will be affected.
BOSTON. Aug. 2. Union railroad
shopmen of the local district of the
New York, New Haven and Hartford
railroad, at a mass meeting tonight,
voted unanimously to strike Thursday
unless tnier demands are granted.
Advice la Disregarded.
The men who said they have received
appeals from the Chicago union to join
in a general strike, disregarded the ad
vise of their international officers by
voting to strike.
ESCANABA, Mich., Aug. 2. More
than 500 northwestern shopmen went
on strike tonight in response to orders
from Chicago headquarters. The deci
sion was reached at a mass meeting
after which night crews left the shops
DENVER. Aug. rnat the strike of
railroad shopmen, declared yesterday,
is in direct violation of orders issued
by the grand lodge of the railway de
partment of the American Federation
n f 7 U H l-l T w,3tK. a, aw. A... .. J .
day by F. F. Miles, general chairman
rtf H iiti-ift Vrt 9A , V. ta . :
Association of Machinists. District No.
20 comprises Colorado, Wyoming and
New Mexico.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 2. Every
effort of the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers was expended
today to cause electrical workers who
have gone on strike with railroad shop
men to return to work at once, accord
ing to Charles P. Ford, secretary of the
t,iectncai workers international union.
Strike Declared Vnaut horiird.
About 400 men affiliated with this
crart nave gone back to their jobs in
Chicago, Mr. Ford said. The strike, he
saia, is unauthorized.
NORFOLK, Neb., Aug. 2. About 130
snopmen of the Northwestern railroad
walked out at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Officials predicted service will be tied
up on this line. The strike orders fol
lowed the receipt of a message telling
the machinists' union that the strike
was unauthorized.
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 2. Union rail
road shopmen were still going on strike
toaay in various parts of the south
- "Partial reports," said a statement
from B. L. Winchell. director of rail
roads for the Southern division, "show
Texas Democrat Reminds House
Three Increases Already Given.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 3 Representa
tive Blanton, democrat, Texas, charged
in the house today that the railroad
brotherhoods were "holding up con
gress, much the same as highwaymen,
for another unfair billion dollar wage
Representative Blanton said this was
the fourth time the railroad men had
asked increases.
The first threat," Mr. Blanton said,
resulted in the Adamson law. Then
the four great brotherhoods forced Mc
Adoo to grant an increase of J754.811,
000. Not satisfied with this, Director
General Hlnes was held up for an
other annual increase of $67,500,000
and now we must legislate so that they
will get another billion dollars.
They come like highwaymen and
threaten to destroy the railroad activi
ties of this country after October 1
unless their demands are met."
Government ownership of the rail
roads is proposed in a bill Introduced
today by Representative Sims, demo
crat, Tennessee. The measure embodies
the plan which has been indorsed by
tne lour brotherhoods and the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, and which
was presented to congressional com
mittees recently by Glenn E. Plumb.
Under the bill operating control of
the railroads would be vested in a di
rectorate of 15, five appointed by the
president, five by. operating officials
and five by employes. Holders of 4
per cent bonds which the government
would 'issue for the purchase of the
ines and the employes would share
equally in the earnings of the roads.
Four-Day Strike of Surface and
Elevated Car Men Ends.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2. Street car service
was resumed today after a four-day
strike of surface and elevated car men.
Resumption of traffic soon followed
announcement of acceptance of a wage
schedule of 65 cents an hour for sur
face and 67 cents for elevated men.
Hearings were begun today by the
state public utilities commission to de
termine what rise in fares will be
necessary to pay the 17 ents an hour
increase in wages. It is said a 7-cent
fare on surface lines and an S-cent fare
on elevated roads will be granted. In
addition a 1-cent charge for transfers
may be authorized.
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7? !
You'll be glad to Have them in anotKer year, be
cause the clothing and shoe famine is here.
You can buy clothes and shoes mighty reasonable
now in comparison with what you must pay later.
COME IN NOW and buy a Gray's THIRTY
FORTY or- FIFTY and thereby save $10 to $15 on the
purchase of a suit or overcoat.
Compare Gray's
Compare Gray's
Suits With Suits Sold
by Other Stores for
$35 and $40
Compare Gray's
Suits With Suits Sold
by Other Stores for
$45 and $50
Suits With Suits Sold
by Other Stores
Save 7 Discount
We give our patrons 7 per cent discount on men's
furnishings and hats when purchase amounts to $4.00
or more, contract goods excepted-.
Gray's Values Will Tell
366 Washington at West Park
announced here today. The demands of
the teamsters have been turned down
by the employers, Mr. O'Connell announced.
The threateed strike will include the
stevedores, sailors, marine firemen and
cooks, pile drivers, hoisting engineers
and ship clerks. Mr. O'Connell said.
The teamsters have called a meeting
for Thursday to hear the final answer
of the employers, if any is submitted.
In the event none is received they will
go out the next morning, according to
Mr. O'Connell.
The strike, if called, will paralyze
the horse and motor transportation of
the entire city and will hold up prac
tically all shipping activity here, Mr.
O'Connell said.
Todd Yard Announces Forces to Be
Reduced Permanently.
TACOMA, Wash.. Aug. 2. A thousand
men were let out at the Todd shipyard
here last night, bringing the total
thrown out of work since the strike of
blacksmiths began a week ago to about
3000. The yard management an
nounced that the men were relieved fol
lowing adoption of a policy of retrench
ment. It was given out that the dis
missals are permanent and htat the
forces will remain reduced whether the
blacksmiths return to work or not.
The blacksmiths originally struck to
force reinstatement of a member of
their union dismissed in March.
Increase in Wages of $1 a Day De
manded, at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 2. (Special.)
A strike of 20,000 teamsters and other
crafts in the Vater Front 'Workers'
federation will be called next Friday
unless the teamsters are granted a $1
a day Increase over their present wage
by that time, John A. O'Connell, secre
tary of the San Francisco Labor council.
To You. From Out of Town
Who Are Here for Buyers' Week
extends the hearty hand of welcome. We hope that
during your stay in Portland you will find the oppor
tunity to visit The Hazelwood, the place of homelike
Here you will find the choicest of the season's fruits
and vegetables, most excellently prepared and
daintily served.
Just a Word About
The Hazelwood
Special Chocolates
These sweets, with their rich,
chocolate coatings and creamy
nut-filled centers are more deli
cious than you can imagine.
They most truly deserve their
great popularity for. they are
superfine and will not fail to rise
to your highest expectations.
388 Washington 127 Broadway
Picnic Is Held at Fairgrounds and
Organization Is Started.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 2. (Special.)
Members of the Salem Michigan society
held their annual picnic at the state
fairgrounds here last night. An out
door dinner and business session were
features of the occasion. Committees
on by-laws and constitution were ap
pointed and it is planned to perfect a
permanent organisation at another
meeting of the society. About 90 were
As soon as the organization Is per
fected it is proposefl to hold picnics and
other entertainment features in differ
ent parts of the county.
Astoria Fire Insurance Reduced.
ASTORIA. Or.. Aug:. 2. (Special.)
Official notice was received from the
state insurance department today of
a reduction of aproximately 20 per
cent in fire insurance rates on prop
erty in the business section of Astoria.
The reduction applies to all policies
written since February 1 of this year
and is the result of a survey recently
made by the state department.
A woman of Alameda, Ca!., has ob
tained a divorce on her testimony that
her husband had bought her only two
dresses in 17 yenrs.
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