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TIIE- SUNDAY- OKEGOXIAN, PORTLAND, , JANUARY 18, 1920
CITY OF AUTOS HAS
: Now Is Solved.
NOW PLAYING ALL THIS WEEK
Business men pleased
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and Suits My store:Closes
of Unusual Merit Every Day
Modestly Priced . at 6 o'clock
$35, $40, $45 -pm '
Main Floor. Sv
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MAY TRACE P
fccw Regulations Overcome Objcc-
tions and Win Popular Approval
in i'lve-Year Workout.
BY H. C. GARKISOX.
DETROIT, Mich., Jn. 17. Spe- I
ial. Detroit has more automobiles
iitx its streets than has any other city
Jn the world lor its size or anything
near its sire. With the.sinsrle excep-
hinn V, nnnK..V.l.. la '
rity in America wnose downtown
Streets are narrower or more tor
tious than Detroit's.
Detroit's traffic problem, therefore,
V'hen the ' motor car reached the
ieight of its voKue, was a staggering
fne. To understand the seriousness
f the situation thoroughly, one must
ricture the actual conditions in the
. The city m laid out on the so-called
continental" plan. Tfiat is, tire city
tenters about an open square, known
the Campus Martins. Radiating: in
Various directions fron the square'
jfiuch like the spokes of a prroat wheel,
re six broad streets, stretching in
ach case from the Campus to far
fceyond the city limits.
. Upon this skeleton the city's streets
re laid. The original planners, never
dreaminsr of a Detroit of a million
Bouls, believed that the six great ar
teries would easily suffice for the
town's "business and traffic. The sub
sidiary, streets, therefore, especially in
the downtown district, were narrow
lanes, laid out much as tie villagers'
a As the village grew to a town and
Jhe town to a city, these side streets
Vapidly lost their residential flavor
d became pnrely business thorough-
res. During the era of the horse
d carriage, the wanderintrs of the
Bowntown streets and the sudden con
fcerglrigs of several of them upon a
single point caused no noticeable dis
Autos Change Everything.
. But when the automobile industry
came and dumped its thousands, later
hundreds of thousands, of motor cars
ippon the streets of the city, the town
Vas set by . the ears.
I To crown this -bedlam of traffic,
there sprang into being the parking
nuisance. ,A11 day long both sides
of the street in this busy portion of
!the city were lined with parked cars,
leaving a narrow lane down the cen
ter for the passage of vehicles.
On the tar-line streets, it was ab
solutely necessary for automobiles to
run on the street car tracks, slowing
ip traction operations and being
themselves delayed each time one of
the street cars made -a stop. This
spot was one of the city'3 worst.
1'here were many others as bad.
J Merchants complained that they
could not get their-trucks in proper
Jiositions to- unload, due to the nar
rowness .of the .streets; Street cars
tnade snail's 'progress down town.
k Accidents- became' so common that
hey no longer attracted attention.
As conditions continued to grow
worse, the city adm inlstration. .-began
Jo take a hand in the- solution of the
After careful discussion and study,
?he one outstanding cure for the evil
was recommended one-way traffic.
iAt once a storm of protest broke, par
ticularly 'from down town business
"It will take business away from
ur stores, was their plaint.
, "It will require too much maneuver
ing for our trucks."
"You can't enforce it."
I "It will cause more confusion than
the old way.
f City Officers Daunted.
. '1 nese ana others were the argu
ments advanced against the plan. So
ptrong was the opposition that the
administration did not dare put into
effect the wholesale plan at first con
sidered. One street was turned into
n one-way traffic lane. Then another.
That was five years ago. Today
downtown ijetroit nas lz one-way
traffic streets, a total length of ap-
riroximately six miles. Those streets
n the downtown district proper have
Xhe restriction imposed upon them
for a distance of only a few blocks,
liirougn tne most congested areas.
Three blocks is the average. One
Jery narrow and very busy thorough
tare, snemy street, supporting a car
line, is restricted to northbound traf
Sic throughout its entire length of
John R street, paralleling "Wood
ward avenue, the city's main street
restricted to northbound traffic fori
a. distance ot two miles, thus forming
$n excellent avenue of escape to the
Uiorthward from the heart of the city.
The downtown traffic muddle has
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De Luxe Program
1. Liberty Educational
Weekly News from
the Four Corners of
the World compiled by
Playing "Let the Rest
of the World Go By,"
introducing his origi
nal innovation, "The
speaks the words."
Sayings of Wit. '
4. Mr. Earl Alexander,
tenor, singing the Aria
with lighting effects.
Liberty's Pictorial Re
view Odds and Ends
of Interest compiled
by the management.
A Selected Comedy.
Paul E. Noble presents
"Pastimes Aboard the
U. S. S. Oregon," a
Sailor Jazz Orchestra
and singers; 10 people.
The Liberty presents
Wm. Farnum in Zane
novel, "The Last of
The Greatest of All the
Dramatic Screen Stars in
a Vivid and Thrilling
Tale of Texas in Early
Days, With Hard Riding,
Quick Shooting and an
Concert on Our $50,000
Overture ("Jolly Rob
bers ) ...... .suppe
Andante from "Sonata
Pathetique" . . . Beethoven
Serenade "Rococco," Aletter
Echoes from the Past
"In the Gloaming"
"Patches" (a new song
hit by the composer
Utiecn wonderfully clarified. Progress
lis faster, the streets are more open,
jpnd accidents have been materially
ir educed. Police records show, in the
jingle case of John K. street reduc
tion of accidents of more than 33 per
ftent since one-way traffic was in
stalled on the street.
Enforcing 1m Knsy.
There has been no trouble in en
forcing the ordinance. Each street
is labeled with a neatly-painted sign
fin a stanchion, "South Bound Traf
fic Only ' or "North Bound Traffic
Only," as the case may be. The pro
tests have ceased entirely.
Listen to Inspector Harry Jackson,
liead of the police traffic department
pnd the brains behind Detroit's traf
; "Every few days a new petition
i-.omes in from the property owners
n some street who want it to be
Jtnade a one-way thoroughfare. The
fcusiness men are enthusiastic about
, The advantages of the system, ac
cording to Inspector Jackson, are
? "Kirst. of course, there is the ele
incnt of speed. The street blockades.
in which a hopeless tangle of auto
mobiles and street cars would hold
jup traffic for five and ten minutes
duringr the busiest part of the day,
fcavc disappeared. Vehicles are no
longer forced to run out onto the
t "Second comes safety. There. is no
doubt that the presence of ' the one
ivay traffic streets has had a. marked
ff'fect in decreasing our traffic, acci
dents. Both parties know that the.
Jraffic can only come from on direc
tion, and tflat direction- is the only
np it is necessary .to watch.
J' "Thirdly.' it has enabled us to allow
parking on streets), where it would
otherwise be impc 3ible. In a city
w here parking-has become such a se-j-ious
problem as it has in Detroit,
each additioual parking space is
; . "Fourthly, there is an advantage to
the merchants in that it allows them
load and unload trucks in tront of
heir stores and business places in
narrow streets wnere it wouia not
regime. It also enables customers ro
stop in front of the stores to. make
their purchases instead of! being
forced to leave thejr machines several
blocks away, because; two-way traffic
would not permit the standing of their !
cars at the curb. ,
City Saves MUllonn. I
"One-way traffic streets have saved
the city millions of dollars, that it
might have been forced to spend
for street widening."
The one-way system does not stop
with streslo. Every alley In the city
of Detroit is governed by the one
way traffic rule. Traffic in all east-and-west
alleys points toward Wood
ward avenue, those east of that street
being confined to west-bound travel
and those west being confined to
east-bound. Traffic in all north-and-south
alleys points north.
Other subsidiary features -are be
ing worked out by the traffic depart
ment. At heavily-traveled corners,
where no traffic officer is stationed,
a rotary system is in vogue, whereby
all vehicles swing about in a circle
to the right and drop off as they
come opposite their street, thus elim
inating crossing. The center portion
of the crossing is roped off.
The setting-back of curbs to elim
inate the square, sharp turn of
horse and carriage days and substi
tilting a long, full sweep turn is also
being tried out with considerable sue
cess. This arrangement is said to be
valuable in the prevention of corner
accidents, especially collisions. It
has not yet been thoroughly tested
A system of automobile routing is
just being inaugurated. factories
employing large fleets of trucks, tax
icabs going from hotels to depots, and
other vehicles making practically
the same trips daily are being asked
to co-operate with the police depart
ment by keeping -to certain routes or
traffic Janes designated by the de
partment. This will allow the diver
sion of heavy streams of traffic from
streets already overcrowded into
those capable of handling them.
CHIEF TELLS OF BRIBE
HOQIIAM OFFICER SAYS
GORDON IS NEW ADJUSTER
Fuller Retires From AVash
ington Insurance Commission.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 17. (Special.)
The industrial insurance commis
sion has announced the appointmen
of John W. Gordon of Seattle, as chief
claim adjuster. Gordon is named to
succeed R- M. Fuller, whose resigna
tion the commission called for thi
week. Fuller is chairman of the
democratic central committee
Thurston county. He has been chie
claim adjuster for the commission fo
17 mouths pnd before tnat was
Gordon has been in charge of th
Seattle branch of the industrial in
surance commission. The appoint
ment is effective Monday, January 19
Lebanon Loan Body Meets.
LEBANON, Or., Jan. 17. (Special.
Tiie Lebanon National Farm Loa
association held its annual meeting
this city this week with the follow
ing board of directors: E. E. Taylor,
M. F. Loomis, George Long and George
Simony, with L. E. Taylor as presi
dent and Clarence Ingram as secre
tary. The association now has
membership of 54, with more than
$200,000 in loans to farms, with abou
35 applications now pending for ad
S. '& H. Green
Holman Fuel Co.
stamps for cash-
Main 353. 660-21.
was permissible ror n:m to "do i
little shady stuff on my- own hook.'
Biir Whisky Deal Reported and
Plan to Issue Bad Cheeks Said
to Have Been Revealed.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Jan. 17. (Spe-
ial.) Chief of Police Havens sn-
ounced last rught the fact that
George Pappas. now a prisoner at the
city jail and who, when arrested, had
n his possession several hundred
blank checks on Seattle, Portland,
Tacoma and Aberdeen banks, had of
fered him a bribe of $10,000 if he
would give him his release. Pappas,
according to Chief Havens, said that
is liberty would assure his making
cleanup of $80,000 to $100,000 in a
liquor bootlegging plot.
Pappas sought the interview with
the chief yesterday, and when they
were closeted in an office he unfurled
his plan. According to his story, he
entered into an agreement at Astoria,
Or., three weeks ago with two men
for the purchases of 560 cases of
whisky. He was taken to a ware
house and permitted to count the cases
of liquor and was told these could be
delivered to him at an unused dock in
Hoquiam either on Saturday, January
17, or Sunday, January 18, upon the
payment of $27,800.
Pappas said he paid the men $2800
all the money he had, and then came
to Hoquiam to' prepare matters to
complete the transaction. Me en
deavored to interest friends in th
transaction, he said, and failing to do
so, hit upon the plan of making the
final payment of $25,000 with ficti
Some checks he had taken to t
printer at Cosmopoiis and had had
Inserted the name of an imaginary
contracting firm to give the paper
the appearance of genuineness, he de
clared, and it was his intention to
double-cross the leaders of the whisky
sale, excusing his action on the
grounds that they were engaged in
double-crossing game and that it
Stanfleld Washouts Repaired.
PENDLETON. Or., ' Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Train service' interrupted
Thursday by washouts near Stanfield
and mud elides on the mountain east
ward is again normal, all the breaks
having been repaired. The first train
to be routed over the main line west
ward left here about 2:30 this after
noon. While the Umatilla river early
this morning reached its highest stage
this year, no reports have been re
ceived of any damage. The river re
mained within its banks.
Cigar Stores Are AVarned.
THE DALLES, Or., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) City authorities have started
campaign against, the selling of
cigarettes to minors and the playing
of pool by youths. The schools have
supplied the local tobacco merchants
and pool hall operators with a com
plete list of ail students under 21
years of age and stores will be held
strictly to observation of the law,
Nearly every male school lad in this i
city is on the list, which contains buu
JNW fmr i& Y 1 TODAY AT 12:30 I I
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staliation of officers he last night
following a banquet given by the men
of th lodge. The installing officers
were Roy Gardner .and Mr,. Laura
Heinrich, with Mrs. Jennie Southard
and E. C. Morris acting as grand
marshals. Those installed are: He
bekahs Mrs. Sara Morris. noble
grand: Mrs. Flora King, vice-grand:
Mrs. Emma R. Newport, correspond
ing secretary: George W. Cruson,
financial secretary; Mrs. Alice Elliott,
treasurer. Oddfellows Vernon Reeves,
noble grand; Sheridan Long, vice
grand: Roy Gardner, corresponding
secretary; George W. Cruson, finan
cial secretary; Henry Klura, treasurer.
Lebanon Banks Elect.
LEBANON, "Or.. Jan. 17. (Special.)
The annual meetings of the two
national banks of Lebanon were held
this week, at which time directors
and officers were elected as follows:
First National, directors. S. P. Bach,
J. C. Mayer, S. M. Garland. George
H. Buhl and J. W. Burkhart. The ,
board of directors elected the follow
ing officers: President, S. P. Bach;
vice-president, J. C. Mayer; cashier,
Alex Power; assistant cashier, Miss
Ruth Fry. Lebanon National, direc
tors. S. C. Stewart. A. M. Reeve-?,
F. W. Seeck. A. I. crandall, Tom I.
O'Brien, Clarence. Ingram ar.d Gus
Gunderson. Officers, president. S. C
Stewart; vice-president, A. M. Reeves;
cashier, Tom D. O'Brien; assistant
cashier, Clarence Ingram. Tho bank
showed a remarkaole Increase In as
sets over a year ago of nearly 40 per
cent. The combined resources of the
two banks is nearly $1,000,000.
1). A. R. orriccrs Elected.
THE DALLES, Or., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) At the annual meeting of
Quennett chapter. Daughters of the
American Revolution, held last night
at the home of Mrs. Joseph Stadel-
man. the following officers were
elected: Regent. Mrs. E. W. Bayley;
vice-regent, Mrs. E. M. Williams: sec
retary. Miss Elizabeth Lang; treas
urer, Mrs. A. E. Crosby; registrar,
Mrs. W. A. Kirby; historian, Mrs. C.
Hoquiam Club Elects President.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Ralph D. Emerson, one of the
leading mill owners of the city and
prominent financier, yesterday after
noon was elected president of the Ho
quiam Commercial club, to succeed
H. V. Collins.
Lebanon Lodges Install.
LEBANON". Or., Jan. 17. (Special.)
The Oddfellows and Rebckah lodges
of Lebanon held a joint public in
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