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THE SUNDAY OIIEGOM.YX, POllTLAXD, JANUARY 18, 1920
BILL PASSES HOUSE
Bitter Fight Develops on Per
WOMAN TELLS OF NEED
Resorts Beyond City Control Arc
leclared to Be Vicious and
fclieriffs Are Helpless.
STATE CAPITOL., Salem, Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) Regulation of publio
dance halls in Oregon by the various
county courts as proposed in a bill
introduced in the house by Mrs. Alex
ander Thompson and passed today
met strenuous opposition at the hands
of Representative Gallagher when
called from the desk for final con
sideration. Mrs. Thompson declared
that the bill had been investigated
thoroughly by the women's clubs of
Portland and in other parts of the
state, and had been declared a nec
essary safeguard to public morals.
"Our investigations revealed that
deplorable conditions exist in many
sections of Oregon," said Mrs. Thomp
son, "and by this I mean that the
loose morals connected with the pub
lio dance hall are not confined to
Multnomah county. In Clackamas
county, the women have found an un
satisfactory situation existing, while
in Marion county the grand jury only
recently reported that something
should be done to curb the liberties
now enjoyed by these offensive re
sorts. Rural Resorts Vncontrolled.
"It is true that Multnomah county
probably has more trouble with its
dance halls than any other section of
the state, but this is to be expected
because of the large population. Our
women supervise the dance halls in
the city of Portland, but beyond the
boundaries of that municipality the
resorts are allowed to carry on almost
"By this I do hot infer that the
officers are not doing their duly, but
1 do insist that the present laws are
not adequate to handle the siXuation.
Only a few days ago we received re
ports that a certain dance hall, near
Corbett. on the Columbia river high
way, was being conducted without re
gard for the decency and morals of
our citizens and later the matter
was placed before the sheriff. He In
formed us after an investigation that
under the present laws he was unable
"This bill has the support of the
better element of this state and in
the event of Its passage the offi
cials will have authority to regulate
these dance halls whether they be
located within the corporate limits
of any municipality or in the rural
Private Dance Affected.
Representative Gallagher declared
that the bill was vicious in that the
regulations were not confined to the
public dance hall, but included pri
vate and social functions where a col
lection was taken up or admission
charged with which to defray the
costs attendant to the recreation.
"I belong to a rural dancing club
in eastern Oregon," said Mr. Galla
gher, "and our gatherings are con
ducted along the lines of morality and
decency. Under this bill, if enacted
into a law, before we could hold a
private dance, we would necessarily
have to go to the county court and
procure a license. The bill Ifl absurd
and ridiculous and should be voted
down by this body.
"If you can show me that the bill
Is directed exclusively at public dance
halls, such as are being conducted
along the Columbia river' highway
and will not Interfere with the pri
vate functions of law-abiding citi
zen. I will support the propose! leg
islation. Otherwise wtll'cast my
vote in the negative."
Representative Schuebel of Clacka
mas county, said he was surprised
that any man, and especially a mem
ber of the Oregon legislature, would
openly oppose a bill which had all the
marks of merit and had been indorsed
by the decent law-abiding women of
AMENDMENT BILL CARRIES
House Acts to Protect Stale Con
stitution. STATE CAPITOL,, Salem. Or.. Jan.
IT. (Special.) Protection of the
Mate constitution against' unwar
ranted amendments is the purpose of
a resolution adopted by the house to
day. The resolution was prepared by
Representatives Bean ai d Smith of
Baker and was the subject of a bit
ter debate when first presented for
Under the resolution it will require
a two-thirds vote of all the electors
voting, Instead of a majority vote as
under the present law, to amend the
constitution. Both Representatives
Bean and Smith declared that the
constitution of the state was fast be
coming a football, and that past ex
p'erlences had demonstrated that the
time had arrived when proper safe
guards should be provided.
Representative Schuebel opposed
the resolution and stated that In the
event the bill was passed it would be
impossible to amer.d the constitution
notwithstanding that an emergency
existed. Representative Schuetel also
declared that such an act would have
a tendency to halt progressive legis
lation in Oregon.
JUMBLE OF BILLS PASSED
(Continued From First Pape.
ment fight, the pavement royalty
question being like Banquo's ghost.
The eenate could have completed
its work before 8 o'clock but for the
delay In the house which resulted in
the session, dragging: along toward
midnight. A dozen members delib
erately walked out, going homev
The house killed Pierce's state in
come tax unanimously.
In the senate the paving bill of
Jloser, a duplicate of the one which
the house killed in the afternoon, was
bitterly contested. It carried by 18
votes and was hurried over to the
house, where it was indefinitely post
poned. The bill regulating foreign language
papers was passed, this being one of
the group of bills sponsored by the
American Legion. '
House Gets Into Wrangle.
Just as the house got Into a row
at 5 .o'clock and wrangled over
whether It should adjourn or dis
regard' the concurrent resolution to
quit today, the steering committee
was appointed by Speaker Jones to
select and recommend emergency- leg
islation and throw the rest of the
measures to the scrap heap.
Representative Kuhll .5,-to,i 'Vie
"Hinu.. 11c ai...l. .Hal ic jj .ii
which bills were going through any
thing was likely to be wished" onto
the state and he refused to vote for
bills which were coming In from the
senate and which were being passed
In one, two. three order without being
referred to committee.
He suggested that the house either
continue. Irrespective of the concur
rent resolution, as many days as
necessary to give proper Considera
tion to bills, or else go home on the
Schuebel Decide to Lave. '
A suggestion from Representative
Scheubel that the house cease its
labors on the spot did hot meet with
favor. Scheubel said that similar
slipshod methods always appear on
the final day of a session and for
himself he would leave for home at 6
A motion to rescind the concur
rent resolution to adjourn was voted
down and then the steering com
mittee was appointed to segregate
the bills to be considered.
This 'committee consisted of Schue
bel, Smith -.of Baker. Smith of Mult
nomah. Graham of Washington, and
Woodson. Immediately the senate
heard of the executive committee and
a wild scramble started among the
senators vlth pet bills to ferret out
the committee and plead for the sal
vation of their own measures.
"Caucus Held by Senate.
A caucus was held by the senate
and It was decided to hold up all
house bills unless the house acted on
senate measures. Chief Clerk John
W. Cochran reported the senate's
work cleared up to within 12 house
bills, ho the senate's labors were
Clerk Cochran also informed the
caucus that only three senate bills
had come back from the house all
A committee was appointed to con
fer with the house steering commit
tee, this consisting of Vinton, Lach
mund. Moser, Pierce and Shanks.
The senate' and house, ignoring the
resolution to close the special session
of the legislature at noon today,
worked on, feverishly and orator
ically, to mop up the undigested meas
ures which cluttered the calendar at
the time the hour Bet for adjourn
In a slap-bang manner- the senate
began hustling through house bills on
third reading, while the forward prog
ress of the house was halted for more
than two hours by a final deperate
effort of Representative Hare to put
through his anti-royalty pavement
measure. As usual, the measure was
defeated, although the vote in the
house was close, 28 supporting the
Hare bill and 29 being against it.
DlMorders Attend Scramble.
In the last mad scramble to clear
the decks, the usual disorder at
tendant on the closing hours of a ses
sion were repeated. Worn out, nerv
ous and anxious to get home, mem
bers clustered in the center aisle and
voted to .pass "or kill bills without
waiting an explanation of the char
acter of the matter being balloted
on. Appropriations went through as
fast as the roll could be called. It
was at this stage that Kubli ex
ploded his dynamite.'
Highway legislation appeared in
battalions. The $10,000,000 road bond
bill was passed by the senate and the
armful of bills, passed by the senate,
placing new roads on the state road
map, were shot over to the house.
Highway Resolution Adopted.
The senate adopted a concurrent
resolution directing the state highway
commission to complete the Mount
Hood loop and ratified and validated
the construction of tne Vista House
at Crown Point, over which there has
been some controversy.
By a single vote the senate passed
the straight ticket ballot and the
house approved the bill to require a
constitutional amendment to receive
two-thirds of the vote cast in order
to be adopted. The senate by vote of
16 to 12 passed a state income tax
Technicalities prevented the capital
punishment amendment from being
carried through the houee in the
morning session, but in the afternoon
it went through with little difficulty.
WlvAK-MIXDIiD PROVIDED FOR
Rill Appropriating $25,000
Passed by House.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) A bill prepared by the
ways and means committee at the in
stigation of Representative Kubli of
Multnomah county and providing for
an appropriation of $25,000 with which
to care for children committeed to the
state homo for the feeble-minded.
passed the house today.
This appropriation was made in
connection with a companion bill
authorizing the state to care for
feeble-minded children under 6 years
of age. Under the present law, only
those children above a years of age
are subject to commitment to
Trcaty Memorial Defeated.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan.
lc (Special.) An attempt on the
part of certain members of the house
to put over a. memorial calling upon
the United States congress to provide
some sort of a covenant having for Its
purpose tha prevention of future wars
and suggesting ratification of the
treaty subject to the Lodise-McNary
compromise, was blocked by a motion
for indefinite postponement, of fur
ther ccnsideration of the document.
Several members of the house spoke
for and nir.iinst the resolution.
PARTY TICKET IS PASSED
(Continued From First Page.)
reason for opposing the bill was be
cause he considered it bad politics,
in the same class with President 'Wil
son's blunder In demanding- that only
democrats be elected.
Pierce Sees Obstacle,
"Me and my kind can never return
to this floor," pleaded Senator Pierce.
"it this bill carries. It means that
in Oregon unless a man i; a republi
can he can never participate in public
affairs. Trio senator called atten
tlon to the preponderance of republl
cans, three to one over the demo
crats, and asked Senator Moser what
more he wanted. Such a measure
would have prevented the election of
Oeorge E. Chamberlain, said the
speaker, of whom every republican
can be proud for the way he ex
posed the weakness of the admin
There were 15 votes for the bll
and 12 against it when President Vln
ton s name was called. Several re
publican members called out that hi
vote was neeaea to make it carrv
President Vinton hesitated, then Btood
up, lauded the worn of Chamberlain
una votea tor me straight party
Following is the vote:
For the oil I Banks, Bell, Eberhurd
Farrell. tioweu, ii union. Hurley, lach
munii. MMtr, urion, Patterson, Ritner,
Shanks, smun oi josupnine. Wood. Vin
Atriinat the bill Baldwin, Kddy.' oill
lndly. Jones, La Follette, Nickelsen
Norblad. Pierce. Smith of Coos and Curry,
fctra -er. i iiwi'iiiB
The house, duplicated the action of
the senate and promptly passed th
straight party ttcKet measure, with
very few adverse votes. A rumor
reaching Salem Is to the effect tha
an Initiative petition will be started
in Portland Monday morning to kill
An ineffectual endeavor was mad
by Smith of Multnomah tonight to rr- I
fimsidf-r the vote by v Men ihe aityi
t ticket bili i-'-tfJ the Uu-Jej.
BILLTO TAX INCOMES
DEFEATED IN HOUSE
Measure Passed by Senate
Killed by Postponement.
ROAD PROBLEM IS CITED
Sponsor Declares That In Xo Other
Way Can State's Highway
Xeeds Be Provided.
SfATB CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan.
17. (Special.) The bill defining in
comes and providing for the assess
ment, levy, collection and payment of
taxes thereon, and prescribing the
powers of the tax commission was
defeated by the house tonight.
This bill previously had passed in
the senate after a bitter debate by a
majority of one vote. Motion to post,
pone indefinitely was made by Rep
Over the objections of Senator Hur
ley and others who declared it a piece
of unwise legislation, the senate dur
ing the rush of the closing hours had
passed the bill Introduced by Senators'
Pierce and Orton.
Senator Pierce, chief sponsor 'for
the measure, declared that some
method must ,be adopted to meet the
ever-increasing demand for money for
road construction and upkeep, and
Insisted that an income tax was the
only way in which the problem could
He denied that the increased license
tax on automobiles is sufficient for
road work needs, and declared that
legislation along these lines a year
bo was in the interests of the
wealthy who owned expensive motor
Senator Eddv expressed the htir
hat legislation such as that nrODOspfl
in the income tax bin wa nenoarv
to provide for the road programme
uring the years to come.
senator Hurlev declared fhft n rnv i -
ion for automobile license Increases
oted at the last session irave
tatiet.'cs tending to show ihv would
be sufficient to meet road needs wlth-
ut adding a state income tax. He
x pressed, confidence that the voters
would defeat the measure should It
ke Its appearance on the ballot at
he next election. The vote follows:
For the bill Baldwin Hell Kdrltf
Gill, Handley, Jones, Lachmund. Or
ton, Pierce, Kltner, Shanks, Smith of
loos ana uurry. Smith of Josenhine.
Strayer, Thomas, Vinton: total, 18.
Against the bill Banks. Kberhard.
Farrell. Howell, Huston. Hurley, La
Follette, Moser. Nickelsen. Norblad.
Patterson. Wood; total, 12.
Absent and not voting. Porter.
HOISE PASSES MANY BILLS
Proposal of Building for Feeble-
Minded Is Put Through.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) The following bills
were passed by the house today.
H. B. 4S. by Mrs. Thompson Providing
for a building at state lastltuliun lor
feeble minded. .
rl. H. tii. by Graham and Bean Addi-o-
pnaung JjU.iiuo ior completion of women
uniting at university of Oregon.
tx is. iJ. by Mcurlund Kelatlniz to
nmng in Willamette river. . '
ii. a. it. by Home Levying tax for
m of buna.
K. JB. SO, by committee on ways and
means Appropriating money for child
arms league, state treasurer and fair
h. a. bl, by committee on ways and
means Relating .to care of feeble-minded
tl. a. 52, by committee on ways and
means Appropriating motiey to pay ex
penses of gpeclai legislative session.
tl. ts. fu. by committee on ways and
means Appropriating S40C0 to repair
armory at xsanas.
II. B. 84, by committee on ways and
means Appropriation for soldiers' edu
cational aid law.
m. 13. st, by committee on ways and
means Appropriation for support of edu
H. B. S7. by Moore KnnblinK John (Jill
to serve aa member of game and fish com
Senate bills passed in the house
ft. 3. Patterson Uealins- with nari..
S. B. 5. Strsver Relating lo registration
of professional engineers.
fc. B. 11. Multnomah dclea-atinn Rolnt-
ng to iinanriai aid tor certain children. !
S. B. 14. Hurley Relating to regulation I
of livestock of certain non-resldenta and
S. B 18, Norblad Relatine to taxation
S. B. 28, Pierce and Smith Retatina to
aid to soldiers, sailors and marines.
S. H. 2. Eberhard Dealing with em
ployment of aliens.
S. B. 03. committee on Judlrlarv Pre
scribing form of ballot to be used at gen
S. B. 50 relating to salary Investiga
B. 8. Porter Providing indemnities
for cattle slaughtered by order ot state
S. Ii. 37 -Relating to circuit Judges' ex
s B. 4i. l'ieiu? and smith Relating to
soldiers' aid. -
S. B. 3". .Shanks Relating to talarlcs ot
S. B. 10, Nlck-M.-en Relating to punlsh-
trent of persons aiding prisoners to escape.
S. B. 4.V Ritner and Shanks Relating
to recording of dischargo papers by service
8. B. 30, rommltu-e on roads and high
ways- Rslatlng to maintenance ot high
S. B. 48, Lane county delegation Relat
ing to erection of mcnument appropriate to
memory of world war.
B. B. 62. Thrift Relating to roads In
S. B. 54 Relating to roads In Jackson
s. B. B3 Relating to rends In Douglas
S. It. 97 Relating to roada la Klamatll
S. B. 58 Relating to roads in Clatsop
and Tillamook rountle. -
t. B. 66 Relating to roads in pom
S. B. 17 Relating to fire inpurpnee.
S. B. 23. Union county d. legation Re
lating to aaianca Of officers; of union
S. B. 1. t.aldvl:i Relating aia'.e Dung
?. B. 13, Nli-Kelsen Ji-latliig li couniy
H. B. 4. Stewart providing mr special
election on Mey 21.
S K -43. IVorniad .Itcwims to prmuni
o' Amc.-lran U.iBUAce in foiolgil (.re .
S. B. ol rixing penalty ior inururr id
first degree. ....,..
s p 04 providing enforcement of death
penalty. . .
S. B. 65 Providing punishment for trea-
BS. B. 62 To validate Vista House.
5' J3. 34, Moser Relating to attachment.
SENATE HASTENS ITS WORK
Utiles and Caistonis Shattered in
Reckless Rush for Legislation.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan.
17. (Special.) In a determined ef
fort to wade through Its mass of
routine .business the senate today
shattered all usual rules and customs
and passed bills on third reading",
sometimes without, being referred to
committees for consideration and Just
as often without debate or explana
tion of any Kind.
Here Is the l
result in Dins passed: -
i b U. C). Lavltnind-i'islgnatlng certain
Marlon county roads as part of state blah
S. B. 61, Banks Declaring certain Co
lumbia county roads as part of slat high
S. B. 16. Orton and Pierce Referring
proposed income tax to vote of people..
S. B. 10, Multnomah delegation Giving
Port of Portland powers of municipalities.
. B. 5d. Judiciary committee Provid
ing for voting by straight party ticaets.
S. B. 2i. I. 6. Smith Providing tor leas
ing by state of beds of navigable streams
for rock, sand and graval purposes.
S. B. 24, Eddy Preserving to state title
in beds of certain lakes.
8. B. 37, Porter Appropriating funds
for traveling expenses of circuit Judges.
S. B. Ss. Shanks Appropriating funds
for salaries of Justices of supreme court.
S. B. 62, by Moser Ratifying and vali
dating all acts of the Multnomah board
of county commissioners In construction of
House bills passed In th senate on third
H. B 52, by roads and highway com
mittee Providing for J10.000.UOO road bond
H. B. 82, by ways and means committee
Appropriating lunds for special session.
H. B. 70, by Wright Designating cer
tain Sherman county roads aa part of the
state highway system.
11. B. I2. by ways and means commit
tee Appropriating oo for oil painting
of the late Governor Wtthycombe. -
H. B. 4. by ways and means commit
tee Appropriating $8500 for Increased ex
penses of public service commission.
H. B. 80. by ways and means commit
tee Appropriating funds for home Tor In
H. B. 81, ways and mean-ADnr6Drlat-
ing funds for feeble-minded home.
H. B. 83. ways and means -A nproDrlat-
tng funds to repair armory at Dallas.
H. B. 84. ways and means Providing
appropriation for ex-service men's educa
tional aid act.
H. B. 86. Kubli Providing for additional
revenue for University of Oregon. Agri
cultural college and Htate Normal school.
11. B. 67, Oraham and .Bean Providing
funds, for women's building at state uni
H. B. 18, Hughes To Include state-
owned lands In Irrigation and drainage
H. B. 28, Thrift To eradicate bovine
tuberculosis and other livestock diseases.
H. B. 42, game committee Authorizing
fish and game committee to purchase land
for game farms.
H. B. 41, game committee Providing
imprisonment as punishment for killing
elk. mountain sheep, etc.
H. B. 87. Moore Permitting member of
legislature to serve on risn and game com
H. B. 38, Thomron Regulating age
for commission to feble-mlnded home.
H. B. 13, Kubli Relating to ownership
of property within city limits.
H. B. 18. Home Fixing salaries of
deputy labor commissioners.
H. B. 18, Home Relating to collection
of fees for factory inspection.
H. B. 81, Thompson Levying annual tax
for 2 mills for elementary schools.
H. ti. 37. military committee Making
Impersonation of discharged soldier, sailor
or marine unlawful.
H. B. 5, Gallagher Providing for pay
ment by state of interest on Irrigation and
drainage bonds. -
M B. 38. E. E. Smith Relating to sal
ary of engineer ot state nignway com
H. B. 21, Coffey Repealing hide In
H. B. oil. Gallagner Fixing open season
for same bird.
H. B. 27. Burdlek Relating to salary
of district sealers of welarhtu and measures.
H. B. 70. Roads and Highways Relative
to lease of sand, gravel, etc., in beds of
H. B. 6. Linn county delegation Muta
tive to salary of county superintendent.
H. B. 70. Thompson -Prohibiting opera
tion of dance halls outside corporate limits
H B. 40. Burnaucn Fixing time ror
hnlriiner court in Tenth lurileall district.
H. B. 37. Tllompron Regulating dance-
halls outside city limits.
H. B. ol, Gallagher Regulating irriga
H. B. 72, McFarland Regulating angling
in Willamette river below suspension
bridge at Oregon City.
H B. 62. roads and higsways Author
Ising highway commission to repair roads
hv force account. - -
H. B. MH, Roads and Highways Author-
kcine highway commission to establish
emereencv fund of 130,000.
H. B. 20, Edward Ton construct bridge
across Nestucca river.
ROYALTIES BILLS REJECTED
lluune Declines to Refuse L'so of
Road Funds for Purpose.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or., Jan
17. (Snecial.) By a vote of 29 to 28,
the house this afternoon refused to
pass the bill introduced by Represen
tative Hare, providing that no money
should be paid out or tna ntgnway
funds of the state for any royalty on
anv natent or copyright or any ma
terial, process, mixture, formula or
specification used In the construction
ot highways in Oregon until the
validity thereof had been determined
bv the district court of the United
States for the local district.
Representative Hare led the figh
for the passage of the bill, which he
declared was necessary for the future
welfare of the state.
'I am not seeking anything bu
justice," said Representative Hare,
"when I come before you and ask
that the payment of any royalties fo
the ns of patents be deferred until
the validity shall be determined.
am merely advancing a sound busl
ness proposition, and It should hav
your hearty approval.
Representative Bean opposed tna
Among others who spoke agains
the bill were Representatives Lewis
Later tonight, by a vote of 17 t
10. the senate passed Senator Moser'
bill providing that the state highwa
commission shall pay no royalties un
til the paving patent now held by
the Warren Bros, company is upheld
bv the United States district court.
The senate bill was Immediatcl
transmitted to the house, where
1IOCSE VOTES SCHOOL LEVY
Bill Providing for I'nlvorsity
O. A. C. and Normal Passed.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan
17. (Special.) The house this' after
noon passed the bill providing for
millage tax of one and two-tenth
for maintenance of tha University of
Oregon and the Oregon Agricultural
college. The tax will bo divided on
the four-to-three basis, the agricul
tural college receiving the larger
amount. A tax of slx-hundredtha of a
mill Is provided for the Monmouth
Baeed on present property valua
tions in the state the agricultural col
lege will receive approximately $686,
720 ot the total amount realised from
the tax, the university $514,280 and
the Monmouth normal school $59,400.
HIGHWAY SAFEGUARD URGED
Measure Aimed to Protect Roads
Is Pasaed by House.
'STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan.
17. (Special.) A bill prepared by the
roads and highways committee, de
signed to protect the highways of the
slate, was passed by the house today.
Under this law regulations are pro
vided for the load and weight of
This bill was declared an emergency
by several members of the house, the
state. It waa said, spending millions
of dollars for road construction with
out proper safeguards against Ue
structlon of work already done.
HOUSE PASSES CLERICAL BILL
$20,000 Appropriation Made for
Special Session Services.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. 17
(Special.) The house today paesed
an appropriation bill caring for the
salaries and per diem of legislators
and expense of clerical hire during
the special session.
The appropriation was In the sum
of $20,000 and was approved by tile
J ways and means '.-JUKJlUte
RUSH CAUSES HOUSE ROW
SHORT CUTS IX LEGISLATION'
ASSAILED BY SMITH.
lullure to Refer Bills to Commit
tees Precipitates Hot Argu
ment Anions Solons.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan.
7. (Special.) Putting bills through
he house without first referring to
committees as provided in the general
rder of business drew fire in the
house this aUernoon and for more
than a half hour the members en
gaged In an oral battle as to what
ourse to pursue.
Representative Smith, of Multnomah
county, urged that the concurrent
resolution providing for adjournment
of the house at noon -Saturday be
withdrawn, while Representatives
Bean and Schuebel insisted that the
work should be cleared up as far as
possible and then quit.
The fireworks started when Repre
sentative Kubli of Multnomah county
arose to a point of order and de
manded that the legislators either
give the several bills under consider
ation due and deliberate attention or
hrew them into the legislative hopper
Representative Smith of Multnomah
county said it was out of the question
to complete the work of the session
tonight and offered a motion to the
effect that the concurrent resolution
providing for Saturday adjournment
be withdrawn. '
Speaker Jones then took a hand in
the discussion and entertained a mo
tion tha a committee of five be
named to go over the bills on the
desk and report back what they de
termined to be emergency legislation.
This committee was composed of Rep
resentatives Schuebel. Smith of Baker,
Smith of Multnomah: Graham and
$42,000 IS FOR CHILD CARE
Homeless, Neglected, Abused
Wayward 'to lie Aided.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) A bill passed by the
house today appropriates . approxi
mately $12,000 for the Child Caring
league, to provide for the support and
maintenance of abused and aban
doned children of this state.
As segregated In the bill reported
out by the joint ways and means
committee, the sum of (33.500 Is set
aside for the support of homeless
neglected and abused children; $7000
for the housing and support of way
ward girls, and 12000 for Ihe Flor
ence Crittenton Home of Portland.
Persons interested in the work of
caring for these children had ap
peared before the committee and
asked for an appropriation of ap
proximately $53,000, which they said
would be necessary to provide for
the charges until the next regular
session of the legislature.
Another appropriation of $5000 in
cluded In the bill provides for the
purchase of a new safe for the office
of the state treasurer, while an ad
ditional $500 Is set aside for bonding
the department against loss from
VISTA HOUSE HILL IS PASSED
Senate - Sends Measure to House
for Final Action.
STATE CAPITOl.. Salem, Or.. Jan.
1 7. (Special.) All questions as to
the validity of the jonstruction of
the Vista house at Crown Point on
the Columbia river highway will be
swept away through the enactment
of a bill by Senator Moser to validate
and ratify all proceedings had by the
county commissioners of Multnomah
county in connection with the build
ing of this comfort station.
The bill was passed In the senate
on third reading late this afternoon
and transmitted to the house for ac
tion. Senator Moser explained that
the measure had the sanction of all
sides In tho long continued contro-
versy relative to the cost and other
IIHlliria vuiiiiclicu v 1 1 1 1 ill. uuiiuiiik
of the Vista house.
Mouse Votes $250, 00p to Care for
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan. 17.
(Special.) Acting upon the recom
mendation of the joint waya and
means committee, the house today
passed the bill providing for an ap-
proprlation Of $250,000 with which to
care tor tne emergency appropriation
authorized recently to insure opera
tion of what Is known as the soldiers'
Bailors' and marines educational aid
law until the next regular session of
the state legislature.
Representative Home, who spoke In
favor of the bill, said the appropria
tion was necessary to meet the deficit J
and should have the hearty support of
all members of both houses.
NORBLAD PORT BILL PASSES
House Approves Measure Designed
to Aid Astoria Harbor.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) Senator Norblad's bill
providing that ports may levy a tax
for Improvements passed the house
It was stated on tho floor than the
bill was of particular Interest to the
port of Astoria, where the government
contemplates the expenditure of sev -
Artl million dnllnra durlno the next
few years. Senator Ben Jonos spoke
in iavor ol mc imi.
Alien Slackers Hit.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan.
17. tSpecial.) Under a measure by
the house tonight it will be unlawful
for any officer, or any agent of. or
any contractor with, the state of Ore
gon, or any county, city, town or
municipal corporation knowingly to
employ any alien, whether a declar
ant or otherwise, who claimed and
was granted exemption from military
service. In the war with Germany and
her allies. Violation of this bill car
ries a fine of not more than $500 or
by imprisonment for not more than
six months in the county jail, or by
both fine and Imprisonment.
Educational Bill Passes House.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
17. (Special.) A bill passed by the
house tonight compels ex-service men
to attend day school 80 hours a month
to receive the full maximum of $23
a month allowed In the soldiers' edu
cational law. Service men attending
either day or night school a lesi num
ber of hours will draw compensation
In proportion. This hill amends, an
act of the last legislature and is in
tended to put a stop to men "sitting
In" to receive compensation rather
than for the benefits of education
Senate Backs loop Rood.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) -Reoommendatton to
the state highway commission to pro
ceed as quickly as possible with the
construction of the Mount Hood loop
highway io made in a senate concur
rent resolution adopted in the senate
this afternoon. The icto'.aUon met
fesrt pill life ::Mil&Mmm
Do Fairies Liue in a h
his childish question is not so sur
prising when you remember the hundreds of fasci
nating records made for the little folks. Bring the
kiddies in at any time and let them hear the story
of Cinderella as the Victrola tells it, or Jack and the
Beanstalk, Tom Thumb, and other treasures of
fairy lore. You will see then just how much a Vic
trola will mean to them.
Our special combination offers (including a
ictrola, or a Brunswick, or a Columbia, and
10 worth of records of your own choice) are
priced from $35 to $535. Easy Terms.
Sign and mail
with almost unanimous approval and
the sentiment was expressed that the
people of the state are anxious that
this scenic highway be built.
Appropriation Made Tor Workmen
Who Have Not Yet Been 1UI.
STATE CAP1TOU Salem. Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) A bill prepared by tho
Joint committee on. fish and same
authorising; an appropriation ot $7.
with which to pay outstanding claims
against the state game farm, was
passed by the house today without a
Representative Bean spoke in favor
of the bill and said it was In the In
terest of workmen who had performed
labor in behalf of the state but had
I not yet received their compensation.
I'crshlng Welcome Planned. -
STATE CAPITOL.. Salrm, Or.. Jan.
17. (Hpecial.) A legislative commit
tee of five members, three to be ap
pointed from the house by the speaker
and two from the senate ny the presi
dent, to participate in the formal wel
come to General Pcishing In Portland
Sunday, wan authorized under a reso
lution adopted by the house today.
The resolution was submitted by Rep
resentative Oallaisher. Upon motion
of thj author of the resolution.
Speaker Jones of the house was made
one nicmuiT wi me l-uiuiiiiuvw.
Highway Resolution Blocked.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or., Jan.
17. (Special.) The senate concur
rent resolution providing that the
highway commission complete the
Mount Hoop loop road waa Indefini
tely postponed in the house tonight.
The resolution previously had been
I adopted by the senate
I House Passes "Prison Escape' lltii
. ,, . o.tai. u,i, r- l...
17. (Special.) The house tonight
passed a bill providing punishment
for any person who assists a prisoner
to eiicapc from a county jail, state
prison, or the lawful custody of any
officer. The bill was Introduced by
House Votes $10,000 for Barns.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Jan. 17.
i i-' .... i 1 l 1 n nnrnnria Mnn nf IIA .
000 asked by the state fair board.
with which to repain. livestock barns
demand by the recent snow storm,
passed the house today.
Pcrt-h'lng Committee Named.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) The house committee
SHE "DIAMOND DYED" A SKIRT,
BLOUSE AND A CHILD'S COAT
See old. faded garments turn new!
Use "Diamond Dyes," guaranteed to
give a new, rich, fadeless color to
any fabric, whether it be wool, silk,
linen, cotton or mixed goods dresses,
sweaters, stockings, gloves,
MORRISON ST. AT
-MASON AND HAKUN
Hid TOIte. SAM FRANCISCO. OAKLAND. PRKtNO, SAM DISCO
SAM JOIL IACIAMENTO. LOS AN6ELCS
which will participate in the proceed
ings attendant on the wefcome of
Ueneral Pershing in Portland tomor
row will Include Representatives tlrft
liam of Lane county, (Jallasher. Stew
art. Mrs. Thompson and Speaker
House Voles $-1000 Tor Armory.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 17.
(Special.) Among the bills 'passed
by the house today was an appropria
tion of $4000 with which to defray
the cost of repairing the armory lo
cated at Dallas.
San Salvador Quarantine Lifted.
SAM SALVADOR. Republic of Sal
vador. Jan. 17. The (tuarantine af
foctlnjr all ships proceeding to New
Orleans has been lifted.
EAT LESS MEAT
IF BACK HURTS!
Take a Glass of Salts to Flush
Kidneys If Bladder Bothers
Eating meat regularly eventually
produces kidney trouble in tome form
or other, says a well-known authority,
because the uric acid in meat excites
the kidneys, they become overwork?'':
get sluggish; clog up and cause ail
sorts ot distress, particularly back
acho and misery in the kidney region;
rneumatic twinges, severe headaches,
scid etomach, constipation. torpid
liver, sleeplessness, bladder and urin
The moment your back hurts or
kidneys are'nt acting right, or if blad
der bothers you. get about four ounces
of Jad Salts from any good pharmacy:
take a tablespoon f ul in a glass of
water before breakfast lor a few days
and your kidneys will then act fine.
This famous salts Is made from tho
acid ti grapes and iemon juice, com
bined with lithia, and has been used
for gonerifctions to flush clogged kid
neys and stimulate them to normal
activity; also to neutralise the acids
I In tho urine so It no longer Irritates
thus ending bladder disorders.
Jad Salts cannot Injure anyone;
makes a delightful effervescent lithla
water drink, which millions of men
and women take now and then to
keep the kidneys and urinary organs
rlenn, thus avoiding serious kidney
ribbons, feathers, draperies, coverings
The Direction Book with each pack
age tells how to diamond dye over any
color. Tou cannot make a mistake.
To match any material, have drug
gist show you "Diamond Dye" Color
Yellow Mustard for
Sore Throat, Tonsilitis
Old-fashlonW medics arc often the
st. Yellow Mu"ard. In the form of
plaster or poultice, has been used for
generations for soreness,
tions and swellings with
most excellent re
sults, but it blis
tered. Heat cases pain
lne made of pure
together wjth oth
er pain re
dients, is Just
a 8 hot. but
quicker, cleaner and more effoctlve
and cannot blinter.
When your throat Is sore, when you
have pleurisy, bronchitis or a pain-
hest cold you can get speedy
g relief with this most cf-
reparation hecauso heat eases
pain. Every druggist has it 30 and
Thousands Have Discovered
Dr. Edwards' Obve Tablets
are a Harmless Substitute
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets the sub
stitute far calomel are a mild but sure
laxative, and their effect on the liver is
almost instantaneous. These little olive
colored tablets are th?. result of Dr.
Edwards determination not to treat
Jiverand bowel complaints with calomel.
The pleasant Little tablets do the
good that calomel does, but have
bad after effects. They don't injure th;
teeth like strong liquids or calomel.
They take hold of the trouble and
quickly correct it. Why cure the liver
at the yrpen9e of the teeth? Calomel
sometimes plays havoc with the gums
So do f trong liquids. It is best not tr
take calomel Let Dr. Edwards' Oliv
Tablets take its plac
Headaches, "dullness and that laz
feeling come from constipation and a
disordered liver. Take Dr. Edwards'
Olive Tablets when -ou feel 1oKy"ind
'heavy." They "c) ir" clouded braiu
ind 'uerk up" tie 6Dits. I Oc and 25c
Drummer Doing His Bit
"1 am a traveling salesman a-nd
' huve met others who. like tnvaelf
were suffering from indigestion,
stomach trouble and gastritis. Since
taking throe weekly doses of Mayr's
Wonderful Remedy I am very much
pleased with its results, so much so
that I have induced others to take
It and they, too, were marvelously
helped." It Is a simple, harm
less preparation that removes the ca-.
tarrhal mucus from the Intestinal
tract and allays the inflammation
which causes practically all stomach,
liver and intestinal ailments, includ
ing appendicitis. One dose will con
vince or rnomy refunded. At ail