The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 21, 1919, Section One, Page 14, Image 14

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J. P. Newell Thinks He Has
Solution to Problem.
Corporation Would Be Protected on
Its Investment, but Public and
Workers Would Benefit.
Solution of the street railway prob
lem in Portland by creation of a tri
partite profit-sharing enterprise, to in
clude the public, the street railway em
ployes and the Portland Railway, Light
& Power company as the beneficiaries,
is offered by J. P. Newell in a proposed
franchise submitted to the city council
In presenting the proposed franchise,
Mr. Newell, who is employed by the
city to aid in opposing efforts of public
utilities companies of Oregon to in
crease rates, points out that the pro
posed plan is devised for the following
"To establish the credit of the com
pany in order that money may be ob
tained for needed improvements of
property and service.
Adequate Wish la One Object.
"To insure adequate wages to em
ployes and to obtain their cordial co
operation in all measures promoting
economy of service by giving them a
share in the results of such economy.
"To relieve the car riders of the
necessity of paying- a profit on bor
rowed capital by a virtual guarantee
by the city of the interest on bonds,
at the same time insuring the most
effective management possible by the
company, by providing a minimum re
turn lower than the normal interest
rate on government securities, and a
maximum as hih as is commonly con
sidered reasonable for such investment.
"To protect the car riders against in
crease of fares in periods of depres
sion by the building up of a reserve
Xund during times of prosperity.
Fare Regulation Propoaed.
To end the agitation concerning
fares by prescribing the conditions
under which they shall be raised or
' lowered to meet varying conditions and
the extent of such changes."
Under Mr. Newell's plan a separation
of the properties of the Portland Rail
way, Light & Power company, leaving
the street railway properties alone,
would be necessary. He would then de
termine the amount of interest paid
on the indebtedness of the railway
The valuation placed on the railway
properties by the public service com
mission in 1916, with the addition of
the value of betterments and exten
feions made and installed since the com
pilation of the valuation figures, would
be used under the proposed franchise
Small Profit Favored.
Mr. Newell proposes that a minimum
return shall consist only of the pay
ment of the actual interest on the in
debtedness and a low rate of profit on
the investment. At the beginning of
the operation of the franchise, he pro
poses that the rate of profit shall be
fixed at 3 per cent, but that if there
after the rate of cost of money shall be
reduced, the minimum rate of profit
shall be increased by an amount equal
to the reduction.
When the returns to the company
rise above the minimum, one-half of
the excess shall be paid to the employes
as a bonus up to the point where the
bonus equals 10 per cent of the payroll.
The remaining half of the excess shall
be added to the profit of the company,
up to the point where the return is
1 per cent above the minimum. Above
that point as the net income rises the
excess shall be added to the profit in
progressively decreasing percentages
until the profit reaches a maximum of
8 per cent at the point where the t -nus
to the employes reaches its maximum
Guaranty Fund Provided For.
The remainder of the excess over the
minimum return will be set aside as a
guarantee fund until such fund reaches
the amount of $500,000. Whenever the
return on valuation falls below 1 per
cent over the minimum, the guaranee
fund will be used to maintain the bonus
and the return on the investment at
the same amount as though the return
were at 1 per cent over the minimum.
; Should the guarantee fund be ex
hausted at any time, and the return fall
below he minimum, the street car fares
must ' len be increased to such a point
as will keep the return up to the mini
mum. The proposed franchise further pro
vides that all excess returns not re
quired for the guarantee fund shall be
set aside as a purchase fund, which
shall be used at the discretion of the
city council, for the purchase, piece
meal, by the city, of the company's
track and roadbed, or for the construc
tion of new lines and extensions. It is
provided that in either case the com
pany will receive no return on such
Z City May Reduce Fares.
!. The proposed charter is s'upposed
automatically to govern rates, for in
another provision it is directed that
whenever the excess of return over the
minimum reaches an amount sufficient
to pay the 10 per cent bonus to em
ployes, and 8 per cent on the invest
ment, any further excess shall be ap
p 'ed to the guarantee or purchase
funds, or the city council may require
that the company reduce fans to such
an extent that there will I. no fur
ther excess.
i If the return falls below the mini
mum. it is provided that the deficiency
in the return on investment should be
. made up out of the guarantee fund.
Similarly, if the rates should be re
duced to avoid exceeding the maximum,
arid the result would be a reduction of
return below tne maximum, the reduc
tion in profit on investment and em
Sloyes bonus must be made up out of
le guarantee or purchase fund. All
Changes in rates must be made at the
beginning of the year, and it is pro
vided that tne extermination or the
ffects of such changes must be con
fined to yearly periods.
Commimlo" May Hear Scheme.
. j The plan was presented fo the city
council yesterday at an informal meet
ing, but received no approval, all mem
bers of the council reserving the rightj
to give the plan thorough study be
fore committing themselves upon it.
Mr. Newell, however, was authorized
io submit his plan to the public serv
ice commission when the application
Of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power company for increased fares in
Portland opens tomorrow morning. The
plan, it was agreed, would be submitted
as Mr. Newell's plan, and as a possible
solution to the difficulty confronting
the street railway company, and in
addition a plan which would avoid fu
ture drawn-out contests over increases
of fares.
. Much Stndy Required.
"The plan is too broad and compre
hensive to be digested by the average
individual in a moment's study." said
Mayor Baker. "However, I believe that
any solution offered is a step In the
right direction, for the trouble with
he street car systems is not local in
nature, but rather a national problem.
X. commission appointed by the presi-
dent, of which I happen to be a mem
dot. is now meeting in Washingto
conducting hearings in an effort to find
some solution to the difficulties con
fronting the street railway systems of
our country. Perhaps Mr. Newell has
offered a solution, and it should be
carefully studied."
Other members of the council agreed
with the mayor that, although the
council should not commit itself to any
definite plan in connection with the
Portland street railway problem, sub
mission of plans should be encouraged
in the hope that in the end a solu
tion can be obtained.
Return Connlriered Too Small.
Mr. Newell's proposal contains many
worthy suggestions, according to
Franklin T. Griffith, president of the
company. Although President Griffith
would not agree that 3 per cent, sug
gested by Mr. Newell in the proposed
franchise, is sufficient return on
money invested, nor that an offer of 3
per cent would attract new money for
betterments and Improvement.
lhe plan is entitled to careful
study," said Mr. Griffith. "I have not
had an opportunity to do more than
scan it quickly and am in no position
to give any detailed opinion.
"However, the portion of the pro
posed franchise which assures the pub
lic that certain fares exacted are nec
essary to bring a fair return on the
money invested is excellent. The pub-
Miss Fox of University Tells of
Belgian Suffering.
Girls Abroad Are Found to Have Xo
Conception of Social Activity as
Known in America. .
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Sean of .
Elizabeth Fox. d
-women at State University, vrho
has returned from aervice over- T
aeas with Y. W. ('. A. t
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lie is willing to pay for what it receives
if the facts are known.
"The ability of the company to earn
sufficient rate of interest to induce the
Investment of new money should be as
sured under any such franchise because
to keep pace with the growth- of the
city, new money for betterments and
extensions must be provided. A 3 per
cent return on investments would be
unfair to investments now made and
would be wholly insufficient to attract
new money."
Dormitory Freshmen, Locked Out by
Upper Classmen, Take Refuge
in Gymnasium.
First week attendance records at
Reed college were broken last week
when 272 students were received, and
the number of late arrivals will be suf
ficient to boost the enrollment beyond
any recorded in the history of the col
The classes are evenly divided be
tween men and women, as there are
only seven more women than men in all
classes. The freshman number 108
sophomores 83, juniors 40, seniors 36
and graduate students five.
President and Mrs. Foster were at
home to all new students Friday even
ing. The informal reception gave new
students an opportunity to get ac
Dormitory freshmen were "enter
tained" on their return from the party
by upperclassmen who had locked all
entrances to the building, compelling
the "frosh" to seek places of repose
aiiout the campus. The arts building
and gymnasium w&re used by the
Elections of officers for the various
house organizations have - been com
pleted. Arthur House, Ulenn Quiett and
Bruce Shumway head houses H, G and
F, respectively.' Of the women s or
ganization, Dorothy Poor was chosen
president; Gretchen Smith, vice-presi
dent, and Consuelo McMillan, secretary,
Class elections will be completed this
The social calendar for the year will
be .made up this week. One day off
each month for the whole community
for recreative purposes will be included
in the calendar. Professors Coleman
and Torrey and Miss Compton represen
the faculty in the community affairs
S. & H. green stamps for cash. Hoi
man Fuel company. Main 353, A 3353
Blockwood, short slabwood. Utah and
Rock Springs coal; sawdust. Adv.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Miss Klizabeth Freeman Fox. dean
of women at the University of Oregon,
came to Portland yesterday on her way
to Eugene after 16 months of service
overseas with the Y. W. C. A., bringing
story of the wonderful work done
by the women of Belgium during the
"The -Belgian women did a per
fectly marvelous work during the war,"
said Miss Fox. "Everything that has
been written of their courage and sac
rifice is true. Women who had never
done a thing outside of their own
homes worked like factory girls. The
war, indeed, brought out their latent
possibilities. '
"The women of America need not
boast of what they did. although their
work was wonderful and invaluable.
They, however, did not know what real
uffering was, and the women of Bel-
gum and France and England did far,
far more than they.
"Many American women did not real-
ze the true conditions in the war-rid
den countries, and in spite of warnings
and advice given, American women
continued to send across worthless and
frivolous things, such as evening
Hoover and Whltloek; Popular.
Belgians are very much interested
n Americans and wherever one goes in
Belgium one heard the names of two
Americans Herbert Hoover and Brand
Whltloek. Everyone, from the lowliest
peasant, seems to know these two great
men, and wherever they go the Bel
gians doff their hats to them as they
would before a king.
Brand Whitlock's descriptions of
what happened in Belgium are true in
every respect. Miss Fox said. "It is so
easy to hear of atrocities and pass
them by without consideration," she
continued, "but when one hears the
stories from actual sufferers it is far
different. I talked with a man in
Louvain who had been in charge of the
university museum. He told me of the
way in which the Germans terrorized
the people, told them the city was to
be bombarded immediately and of the
way in which people were shot down
in the streets as they tried to hurry
away. It was at this university that
priceless volumes were destroyed and
the whole university blown to pieces.
Student Life Observed.
Miss Fox, who is returning to the
University of Oregon to resume her
duties as dean of women, did Y. W.
C. A. work in France. Switzerland, Bel
gium, Holland, England. Scotland and
Wales. She was brought into intimate
touch with all sorts of women, from
working girls to university students.
In fact. Miss Fox made a etudy of stu
dent life, particularly for women, in the
various countries which she visited.
She went overseas in March, 1918, and
returned to New York last month.
She studied conditions at first hand
in Switzerland, the birthplace of the
student movement. Social centers are
maintained there near the universities.
In Geneva before the war. 80 per cent
of the students were foreign-born, and
these students started a student foyer
under the leadership of Elizabeth
Clark, an American. The organization
has grown and has become a true club'
center, for the students. Dean Fox
also visited the foyer in Berne, where
the students entertained her with long
songs in German-Swiss dialect.
Miss Fox discovered from her Inves
tigations in neutral countries of the
German student movement that the
German movement has grown in mem
bership, strength and character during
the war, when it served the purpose of
a Y. M. C. A.
Cirls Lack Student Life.
In Paris. Miss Fox visited regularly
group of girls who were studying
English and one time gave them a real
college girls' spread. "Women in uni
versities abroad have no conception of
student life in this country," she said.
They cannot understand the dormi
tory system of our ideas of social life
in connection with the college. Noth
ing has been done for the women in
this way, but interest has been aroused.
and the women in European colleges
Mrs. Proctor Suffered Forty
Years Restored by .
"It's the honest 'ruth, Tanlac has
relieved all my troubles after I had
tried everything else I had ever heard
of for the past forty years without
any results," was the remarkable state
ment recently made by Mrs. M. B. Proc
tor, 717 First street, Los Angeles. Cal.
When I think of how much money I
spent on different medicines and how
little Tanlac cost to make me well, it
seems almost too good to be true," she
continued. "I had an awful time with
stomach trouble. Everything I ate
would form gas and bloat me up till the
pain was almost more than I could
bear. My heart would palpitate so I
could hardly get my breath and often
times I would actually turn purple in
the face. Pains would extend all over
my lungs and under my shoulder blades
and nothing I did would relieve me.
As a result I became a nervous wreck
and was often unable to sleep for days
at a time.
"One evening I read in the paper
about a lady who was relieved of the
same trouble I had by taking Tanlac, so
I got a bottle and started taking It
Well, sir, I never was so surprised in
my life. A little while after I began
on Tanlac I noticed the gas stopped
forming on my stomach and I found
I could eat without distress afterward.
I have taken four bottles now and the
change is remarkable. I can eat any
thing, even meat; I sleep fine all nigni
long and get up in the morning rested
and full of energy. I don't have any
trouble at all now. In fact, I m in bet
ter condition today than I have been In
forty years and I'm-feeling better every
day. I'm doing my own housework
again, and I'm certainly glad of this
opportunity to recommend the medicine
that has done so much for me."
Tanlac is sold in Portland by the Owl
Drug Co. Adv. .
are beginning to see that they have
missed something of what we call 'col
lege life.'"
Dean Fox will be in Portland until
tomorrow evening and will speak at
the Women's Research club luncheon
to be given tomorrow at the Benson
hotel. She will then leave for Eugene.
While in Portland, Miss Fox Is the
guest of Mrs. George T. Gerlinger on
Flanders street.
C. R. Peck to Address Everyman's
Club This Evening.
C. R. Peck, Oregon delegate to the
National American Legion convention
to be held in Minneapolis in November,
will speak this evening at Everyman's
club. 243 Couch street, under the au
spices of the National Catholic War
council. The address will begin at 8:16
o'clock and will be particularly for for
mer service men.
Mr. Peck's subject will be "The Pur
poses of the American Legion." The
general public as well as ex-service
men is invied. Piano solos will be
rendered during the evening by Joseph
H. Provlnsal of New York, who Is mak
ing a tour of the west.
Teachers needed. Good salaries. En
roll free. Rocky Mt Teachers Agcy.
1314 N. W Bank blder.. Portland. Adv.
Keep It Handy It Knows No Equal J
in Relieving Pains and Aches.
SLOAN'S LINIMENT has been sold for
38 years Today it Is more popular
than ever. There can be but one answer
it produces results.
Applied without rnbblna, it pene
trate to the afflicted part, bringing re
lief from rheumatic twinges, sciatica,
sore, stiff, strained muscles, lame back,
and other exterior Dalns and SDralns
'and the result of exposure. It leaves no
mussiness, stain, clogged pores.
Get a large bottle for greater econ
omy. Keep it handy for use when
needed. Your druggist has it. Three
sizes 35c, 70c, 11.40.
Let's Dine
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L i nil "i ,1 in .i nji . iaiinii nai
. Broadway Bldg., 153 Broadway
Opposite Baker Theater.
We take pleasure in announcing
that we have secured the service of
which will open its engagement
today. -
Come and hear them!
Special Sunday Dinner, 75c
Served from 11 A. M. to 9 P. M.
' Music and Dancing Daily
6:30 to 7:30 and 9:30 to 12:30.
.Weekday Lunch and Dinner, 35c
Served from 11 A. M. to 8:30 P. M.
With an-
- mis
And Use Distillate as Fuel ;
The Allison Burner gives you more power and
greater mileage from distillate than you are
now getting from gasoline.
It is not a manifold heater or a vaporizer, but a
scientifically constructed device which sends the
distillate vapors to the combustion chambers
thoroughly dry, highly volatile and ready for
instantaneous combustion.
Readily installed on any automobile or truck in
a short time.
You will be interested in seeing it.
See It Demonstrated at
Jager & Edwards
Authorized Dealers for Portland
Special Prices in All
Winter calls for practical materials, serviceable
suitings and dress goods that give warmth and are
durable. Velveteens always make a practical, dressy
Costume velveteens, 29 inches wide, silk-finished,
of excellent quality, fast pile cloth. Black and all
street shades. Priced, yard $2,115
36-inch fast pile cloth, superior silk-finished in black
and navy blue. Priced, yard $3.75
32?"Buy Your Silks and
We have in stock a very large assortment of beauti
ful French serges of the finest quality. 36-inch serge
in all popular shades. $1.50 value on sale, yard. .9S
36-inch mohair, invisible checks, and a variety of
colors. Sale price 9S
Yard-wide striped Granite cloth black, brown, blue
and green. Extra weight. Yard $1.25
42-inch French serge fine twill, all popular shades.
Priced, a yard $1.25
40-inch all-wool plaids, a beautiful line of color's.
Priced, yard $2.75
Tricotine, broadcloth, wool velour coating, Empress
cloth, poplin and plush all priced at money-saving
prices. Look them over and be convinced.
Satins at Shanahan's-jgJJ
Domestics and Wash Goods
Special September Sale Japanese Lunch Cloths
48x48 size, priced $1.75
62x62 size, priced $2.9S
72x72 size, priced $3.75
Huck towels, white and pink borders, sale 20
Extra heavy towels, 35, 3 for $1.00
45x36 pillow slips, sale 39 e
Crash toweling, special, yard 18
Indian head muslin, 33 inches wide 35
Indian head muslin, 36 inches wide 39
Indian head muslin, 45 inches wide 60
72x90 seamless sheets, special Sl.oO
81x90 unbleached sheets, special $1.9
Bleached sheeting, 72 inches wide, sale 59
Fine quality cretonnes, special 25
Extra heavy cretonnes 40
Curtain scrims, sale 23
75c draperies, choice, yard 5f
Challies of good quality, yard 25
Percales, in stripes, checks and prints 25
Veloures, light and dark colors, special 25
S2-inch Zephyr ginghams, yard 50
English nainsook, special 25
Men's Union Suits
Cotton ribbed union suits, long sleeves,
ankle length, sizes 38 to 40, sale., .$1
Men's cotton union suits, medium
weight, all sizes, priced. ..... .$1.98
Fine quality cotton union suits, fall
weight, 38 to 44, special $2.25
Men's worsted union suits. .. .$2.50
Wool mixed union suits, superior qual
ity, specially priced $3.98
Heavy weight silk and wool, steam
shrunk, union suits $4.95
Novelty Sweaters
Ladies all wool novelty coat sweater,
sailor collar, trimmed with crochet
buttons. Colors in buff, turquoise,
salmon $11.95
Coverall and slip-on aprons in ging
ham and percales, large pockets and
belts, material in plaids, stripes and
checks $1.95
Velvet bags, black, navy,
brown and taupe, beaded
with silver tops $5.00
Camisole ribbon, special
85 to $1.25
New novelty beads, spe
cial 98 to $3.25
dson & Boynton
fl HERE are now in use in the Pacific
Northwest, hundreds of Richardson
8c Boynton furnaces. They have
become very well known for their great
efficiency and adaptability to climatic con
ditions in this part of the country. No
doubt you will find either the name
"Perfect" or "Progressive" on the door
of the furnace heating your building.
If you have a Richardson & Boynton heating
system, or will require a plant for your home, you will
be interested in knowing who to go to for service, or
for an estimate and advice on a new installation.
You will find that the
of Portland is J. C.
Bayer, located at
First and Market
Streets. The J. C.
Bayer Furnace Co.
has Richardson &
Boynton furnaces
ready to install imme
diately, and carries
repair parts in stock
at all times.
You will find Mr.
Bayer prepared to
serve your best inter
ests in heating your
home. Call on him.
expert heating engineer
Richardson & Boynton Co.
New York
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