The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 21, 1919, Section One, Page 4, Image 4

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Refus-al to Dismiss Alleged
Slacker Incites Action.
Manager of Astoria Packing- Com
panv Unable to Eflect Settlement;
School Board May Act.
ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
The board of directors of the Astoria
T. M. C. A. has requested ThomasTJel
son to" resign as a. member of that
board. This comes as a result of a de
mand made by Clatsop- post, American
Legion, following Mr. Nelson's refusal
to discharge Hannes" Huttula, an al
leged slacker-, in. the employ of the
Union Fishermen's Co-operative Packing-
company, of which Mr. Nelson is
At a reoent meeting of the T. M. C. A.
board a resolution was adopted direct
ing the secretary to ask for Mr. Nel
son's resignation if the latter did not
effect a settlement of the controversy
with the legion before today. The
legion today notified the Y. M. C. A.
that no settlement had been .effected
and its original demand still stands..
Apology Jfot Offered.
A conference was held today by a
representative of the city board of
school directors, of whloh Mr. Nelson is
a member; an officer of the American
Legion, and Mr. Nelson to hear the' lat
ters explanation of his reasons for not
discharging Huttula when requested to
do so. Their conference was wholly
unsatisfactory so far as the school
board and legion are concerned, and re
sulted in no change in the situation.
Mr. Nelson offered no apology but
did say he would not employ Huttula
in the future. He contended that the
legion had been arbitrary and had act
ed hastily in its demand upon Him,
saying he believed the legion should
not have asked him to discharge Hut
tula until after the close of the fishing
The representative of the legion dis
agreed with this, saying the legion
cannot successfully conduct its cam
paign against slackers and undesirables
when industrial plants continue to em
ploy and protect those men. Mr. Nel
son then stated he would seek legal
advice before announcing what action
he would take and the conference came
to an end.
School Doard May Act.
Immediately afterward. President
Hinman of Clatsop post, American Le
gion, called a meeting of his executive
committee. This committee agreed by
an unanimous vote that the action, in
asking Mr. Nelson to resign from all
public offices he holds, shall stand and
that no further action by the legion
is necessary, as the matter is now
wholly in the hands of the various or
ganizations of which Mr. Nelson is a
The chairman of the board of school
directors was out of the city today
but is expected to call a special meet
ing of the board Monday to take defi
nite action.
was expended in getting legal title to
the land.
The state then erected a sawmill,
which operated for a short time, while
two tons of nails and a large quantity
of iron were trucked to the site of the
Because o fthe alleged waste in leav
ing the building materials exposed to
the elements the citizens of Douglas
county recently petitioned the fish and
game commission to resume work.
While in Salem a few days ago District-Attorney
George Nauner of Rose
burg 'Conferred with the governor re
garding' the hatchery, and it was
agreed, according to reports, that the
master fish warden would be made to
show cause why the improvements
were abandoned and also explain why
the materials purchased with state
money had Hot been properly protected.
Texas Representative Tries to Com
pel Sessions to Start at 9 A. M.
Members Busy Answering Calls.
Charles C. Hart Is In charge of The Ore-
gonian Xews Bureau at WaBhington. His
office is at S'22 Klsprs buildinff.
ington, Sept. 20. Change In. the rules
of the house to expedite legislation
and prevent personal filibusters is
foreseen by majority leaders. Never
until the present congress has the need
of the change become so apparent.
The awakening grows out of the
antics of a member of congress from
Texas, whose name is Thomas L. Blan
ton. Mr. Blar.ton has not been able to
get a'ong with his fellows, and, be
sides, the noise he has been making is
said to nave impressed some of the
folgs back in Texas that he is a great
fighter. Blanton ran for office first
on a platform promise to make the
haute meet in session every morning
at 9 o'clock nnd stay in session all day.
That sounded very god to the resi
dents of west Texas, who, perhaps
did not realize that the most tedious
work of a member of congress is tak
ing care of his correspondence, which
much be done at his office. Blanton
has not compelled the house to meet at
9 o'clock, but he has certainly kept
members running to and from their
offices to the capitol to answer
quorum calls.. The worst of this i
that it breaks into the time of those
members who are on Important com
mittees engaged in hearings on vital
Besides all of the Inconvenience' to
which they are put, it is figured that
each roll call costs the taxpayers of
the United States approximately $1314.
Blanton has made the point of no
quorum as otfen as four times in
single day, which forced the suspen
sion of business for an hour each time
besides the heavy cost in money.
In discussing this situation Repre
sentative S. D. Fess, chairman of the
national republican congressional com
mittee, said:
"When the house Is in committee of
the whole a. second by two members
should be required in order to compel
the presenceo f a quorum while a bill
is being read for amendment. A second
of four members should be required
during general debate." -
B. F. Irvine Argues for Unqualified
Ratification While B. F. Mulkey
Present Negative Side.
Resumption of regular luncheon
meetings of the Oregon Civic league
was marked by an Interesting debate
on tlve topic: "Shall the peace treaty
be ratified by the United States senate
without modification or amendment?"
B. F. Irvine spoke for 15 minutes on
the affirmative, followed by B. F.
Mulkey for 25 minutes in presenting
arguments on the negative, after which
Mr. Irvine consumed 15 minutes In re
buttal. The debate was earnest and
the speakers received abundant evid
ence of appreciation from the mem
bers and visitors of the day, of whom
a large number were women.
Mr. Irvine declared that . changes at
this time would necessitate sending the
treaty again to the council at Ver
sailles and that it would cause con
tinued chaos throughout the world;
that if American demands changes all
of the other nations will likewise ask
for changes and modificatons that will
make it a very difficult matter to
reach any conclusions.
Mr. Mulkey In taking the negative
contended that the treaty as it now
stands would subrogate the United
States to the will of other nations, and
said that "America would be bound and
hog-tied" by its ratification!
Treaty Held to Constitute No
Protectorate by Britain.
Fraudulent Collection of Funds for
Defense League Confessed.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 20 John H.
Suits, a promoter, was sentenced to one
year in the county jail by Maurice T.
Pooling. United States district judge.
here today, following his plea of guilty
to a charge of defrauding through the
mails in connection with the collection
of funds for the National Defense
League of California.
Others indicted with Suits were
Major J. B. Jeffery, U. S. A., retired;
Mason L. William and Mrs. Alice 1.
Rogers, field agents for the league in
northern and southern California, re
spectively. Major Jeffery, Williams
and Mrs. Rogers were tried and the
jury disagreed. They will be tried
again next month.
Timber Worker Crushed to Death.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 20. Antone
W. Dluhosh, 21, was crushed to death
by heavy timbers in an Onolaska,
Wash., sawmill last night, according
to a special dispatch received here to
day. One timber fell upon his legs.
crushing them and throwing Dluhosh
to the ground; and a second huge
beam then fell upon bis body, causing
instant death, the coroner declared.
Robert Cavicchi of Whitman, Mass.,
in a party of 30 on a fishing trip, won
the prlze-r-$6.50 offered for the larg
est and the smallest fish caught. He
caught a pollock that weighed more
than 14 pounds, and also a diminutive
fish that weighed little more than an
League of Nations to Get Analysis
of Pact Asia Declared In for
Troublous Times.
LONDON, Sept. 19. Great Britain's
treaty with Persia does not constitute
a protectorate of the latter country in
any way, the only object of the agree
ment being to Insure Persia an oppor
tunity to work out her destiny as an
Independent country, said Earl Curion.
government leader in ths house of
lords, at a dinner given here tonight In
honor of the foreign minister of Persia.
The speaker admitted there had been
misunderstandings of the treaty, but
said there was no ground for suspicion.
An "era of chaos and confusion in
ABia," was forecast by Earl Curion,
who declared it would be some time be
fore stability is restored in regions
formerly dominated by Russia and
"When we speak of the independence
of Persia," Earl Curzon said, "I con
tend that the independence of Persia
is a British as well as a Persian Inter
est. Indeed, our main interest in Persia
Is Its independence. We do not want
Persia to be a mere buffer against our
enemies. We want her to be a bulwark
for the peace of the world and I can
assure our guest he need have no fears
upon that point. We shall respect the
independence of his country.
League Pact Not Igaered.
I see it stated In some quarters that
this agreement is a disparagement or
deliberate neglect of the league of na
tions. Articles 10 and 20 of the cove
nant are supposed in some sense to
have been ignored by us.
"I would say emphatically, on behalf
of my government and after a confer
ence with his highness this afternoon,
that both his.government and mine ac
cept unreservedly articles 10 and 20 ot
the covenant of the league of nation!
and that we see in them nothing In
consistent with what we have done. On
the contrary, as soon as the treaty ot
peace is ratified and as soon as the
council of the league of nations comet
into effective existence, it is the Inten
tion of his government and mine to
communicate the agreement to th
council of the league with a full ex
planation and defense of Its contenta
Asia In For Trouble.
"If I attempt to forecast the futuft
nothing seems to me in this era oi
confusion and chaos to be more certain
than tha a time of great trouble and
unforseen development lies before the
continent of Asia. I doubt very much
whether as a result of the war, we shall
succeed in pacifying Europe, but
whether we do so or not, I am quite
certain we shall"' not for some time se
cure stability in Asia. The break up of
the two great empires of Russia and
Turkey has left a vacuum in this area
which it will take a great deal to fill
with orderly settled elements."
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M&n Found Dead in Old Shack.
BELLIXGHAM, Wash., Sept. 20. The
body of a man thought to be Walter
Smith, 38, who fought in the war with
the Canadian forces, was found today
in an , old shack along the Oreat North
ern railway tracks a few miles north
of here. Papers on the body bore the
name and Indicated enlistment was
made at Victoria in June, 1916, and
that he was discharged at Vancouver
in March. 1919.
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Building Materials Left Exposed to
Elements, Allege, Complaints
Filed With Governor.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 20. (Special.)
Complaints have been lodged with Gov.
ernor Olcott with reference to the al
leged waste of money and material in
the improvement of the state fish
hatchery on the North Umpqua river in
Douglas county;
Several years ago, it is charged, the
state legislature appropriated $6000 to
Improve this hatchery. At that time
it was planned to erect additional
buildings, construct a new dam, and
install new racks. Upon making the
appropriation, the state proceeded to
condemn property needed for the Im
provements and considerable money
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with which to invest in diamonds, and so the
demand grows.
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