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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1920)
CITY FOR FOURTH
AMERICAN BUSINESS IN CONTINENTAL
CENTERS ON PARIS- COMMERCE CHAMBER
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Year Book of Branch of American Institution in France Shows Wide Membership and Extensive Operations.
Outline of Work Is Made Public for Business Men.
AH Churches Will Hold Patri
TOMORROW IS HOLIDAY
Practically AH Business Will Be
Suspended for Two-Day In
Portland has its eyes turned toward
the mountains, the streams and the
beach resorts today, in' anticipation
of an Independence day celebration
of which the city itself will have lit
tle part. In view of the fact that
the Fourth comes on Sunday this year
and that Monday will be the legal
holiday, the Independence day cele
brations will cover two days and
Fortlanders literally by the thousands
are taking: advantage of the double
holiday to speed to the beach and
For many the holiday period began
yesterday noon, a large number of
the offices, industrial plants and even
wme of the stores locking their
doors at noon and sending proprietors
and employes forth for enjoyment of
Portland's 2H-day Fourth of July.
Trains to the beaches and mountains
and automobile highways to the vari
ous picnic spots and resorts within
roach of the city were crowded yes
terday and an even greater exodus is
expected this morning.
Qoiet Day la Akead.
Portland will have a quiet Inde
pendence day today and tomorrow.
The entire city will suspend activities
for the two days and there will be no I
official programme of any kind with-1
m the city. Many of the surrounding
towns will hold parades, programmes
and games, while a large number of
local organizations will have picnics
today or tomorrow at suburban
beauty spots which are expected to
Churches throughout the city will
dedicate their services today to an
interpretation of the meaning of the
Fourth of July. The etory of Ameri
can liberty and what it has brought
to the world will be propounded from
practically every pulpit. Recently at
the request of the Lincoln Memorial
society, the Portland Ministerial as
sociation unanimously agreed to make
the subject the main one of the day at
the church services.
Kx-Servlcc Men Plan Picnic.
Portland ex-service men under the
direction of the American Legion will
celebrate independence day with a
picnic today at Crystal Lake park, to
which the public has been invited.
Ball games, races, dancing, speaking
and entertainment of other kinds will
form the programme of the day, and
the committee in charge has promised
that there will be something doing
all the time. A patriotic programme
will be held at which State Senator
Mulkey will be the speaker, and patri
otic songs will be sung.
In the afternoon, a baseball game
will be staged between a team of ex-
soldlers and a team of ex-"gobs.
Later there will be athletic races of
a great variety, with prizes for the
winners. There will be dancing and
music throughout the afternoon and
evening. All day special car service
will be maintained to Mliwaukie, cars
being run every half hour and alter
nating with the Oregon City tra!ns to
make 15-minute service.
All day tomorrow business will
practically be suspended throughout
the city. All city, county and fed
cral offices will lie closed, while
stores and offices, except drug stores
restaurants, etc., which renain open
at all times, will have their doors
Po.tofflce Has Holiday.
The postoffice will observe a holi
day and all carrier stations will be
closed. Only perishable mstter will
be delivered, while holiday collections
will be made and malls dispatched to
trains on holiday schedule. On Tues
day an additional delivery will be
made if necessary to distribute all the
surplus from the double holiday.
The public library and all its
branches will also be closed all day
tomorrow, this being the only day in
the year when tha library is closed
entirely. Thi art museum will be
closed both today and tomorrow,
A number of the fraternal organiza
tions plan picnics in observance of the
Fourth, and on tomorrow the Odd
fellows lodge -will .spend the day at
Bonneville. A special train will leave
the union depot at 8:45 o'clock and
will carry the lodgomen to the Colum
bia river beauty spot, where games,
dancing, speaking: and "cats" will be
Patriotic Address Slated.
Members of "Webfoot camp. No. 65
woodmen of the World, will make a
river trip aboard the Swan, leaving
the dock at the foot of Jefferson
street at 8:30 A. M., while the Ancient
Order of Hibernians will spend Mon
day at Council Crest. The programme
will include a patriotic address by
John R. Murphy at 2 o'clock, athletic
contests beginning at 5 o'clock and
dancing both afternoon and evening.
A celebration and picnic also has been
scheduled at Mctzger park for tomor
row, with a sports programme and
community siuglrs' under the direc
tlon of Walter Jenkins.
Many cf the communities in the vi
cinity of the city are planning to ob
serve the day with municipal pro
grammes. a. uresnam tomorrow a
salute of 21 guns will open the dav
and races and picnic features will be
neid. judge Jacob Kanzler of Port
land will bs the patriotic speaker.
Kockaway will be the location of
the Tillamook county celebration to
morrow, an automobile parade with
Miss Louise Krebs as the Goddess of
Liberty in the afternoon and a bis:
beach bonfire In the evening being
Of the more distant points whose
celebrations are of interest to Port
land is Hood River, which will be
headquarters for the mid-Columbia
country. This afternoon there will
oe two oaseball games in which Port
land players will take part, the Hood
River team versus the Honeyman
Hardware company team and the
American Legion team 6f Hood River
versus the Multnomah Guard team.
A quartet representing the Portland
Rosarlans will sing. At Ashland there
will be the unveiling of a tablet in
Lithia park for the boys of Ashland
and vicinity who lost their lives in
the late war. Bishop William O.
Shephard, Methodist bishop of Oregon,
win De tne speaker.
Fire Damages East Side Home.
Fire caused by sparks from the
chimney did about 8350 damage to the
residence occupied by W. P. Rooney
at 1665 East Twenty-first street yes
terday morning. The building is the
property of the Esther Goffin estate.
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.ARIS, May 1. Paris, besides being
the center of art and fashion, is
also the business center of conti
Much of the business between the
United States, Spain, Switzerland and
the new countries formed out of the
u-hlrlnnol of the war is transacted in
Paris, and a glance at the year book
of the American chamber of com-
merce in France shows that its mem
bership includes the great American
banks and corporations, firms and
individuals doing business in France
and generally throughout Europe.
These facts loom large along with
America's new entry into the world
field. Because of them and in view
of the recent rush to the Chamber
(which, nevertheless, had always
been the Important linking institu
tion, since 1894), I sought an inter
view with Walter V. R. Berry, its
actual president, and who served
equally as such in 1917, 1918 and 1919.
To us. in Paris, who have seen the
chamber enter its magnificent new
home at 32 rue Taitbout, it is ob
viously all of capital interest It will
certainly be to the advantage of every
American business man who is think
ing of these things to know some
outlines of the chamber, which are
details of the great affair in general.
Last year more than 10,000 per
sons called at the information depart
ment alone, making Inquiries of every
description," said Mr. Berry. "This
does not include inquiries made by
letter, of which there are sometimes
dozens in a day. A banking institution
may have a heavy correspondence, but
it is all about finance; a law office
deals only with legal matters; a lace
exporter may receive 100 letters
day, but they are all about lace. None
of them or of any other given line
are called upon to answer corre
spondents relating to machinery, food
products, agriculture, fiscal legisla
tion, the income tax. mining statis
tics, customs-house matters, trans
portation, governmental regulations,
industrial expositions and a host of
Embassy Tarns Over Letters.
The American embassy 1 often gets
letters of this kind; but it disposes
of them rapidly by a . lead-pencil
notation at the bottom, "refer to the
chamber of commerce."
The inquiries are not from mem
The European representatives of a
large American company (probably
the largest of its kind) recently called
upon Frank Boole, the secretary f
the charhber. He wanted information
on a number of important points, but
feared that it was not obtainable.
as the questions were comDlicated.
"Our information department is ac
customed to hard questions," was the
answer, and a list being submitted.
a full report has since been given on
The vice-president' of another large
company called for information. With
western frankness he stated they
would gladly pay for any service
which they might receive. He was
put at his ease and told that no
charge Is ever made for information
given or other services rendered, and
that If It could be of any use to him
tne chamber would be more than
pleased. Inter alia, this gentleman
was saved a trip to Spain by the help
inese were examples of non-mem
bers; but they immediately sought
mempersnip, at their own luceestion
aiter tnis sort of exDerience. Th
membership has just reached the 1000
i ougnt to give an idea of this
All tne great American nam of
i-aris in the past 30 years, living and
"tccastu, arc among the patrons, hon
orary members and life members, the
former ministers, ambassadors onH
consul-generals, the Hariri Timr
Kimbel, Scligman, Cachard, De Toung,
x ciiuu, oirauss, uenet. Munroe
orancn, usthelmer, Shoninger, Dalll-
Da, tiogan, Andrew Llllie (the oldest
American business man in Parish
names going DacK to the heroic im
mere are dozens of Dresident nt
unmoers or commerce, boards
trade, merchants' exchanges, etc,
Membership la Extensive.
And for the active membershiD It
will be necessary to skiD throueh
the alphabet quite unjustly from the
American Express company (1900)
-.no American Lead fencu comnanv
(1913), Arnold, Constable & Co. (1906),
the Baldwin Locomotive works
(1909) and the Barber Asphalt Pav
ing company (1917) to Yale & Towne
(1910) , the Westinghouse Co. (1899),
the Western Electric company (1911),
John Wanamaker (1914), the Virginia-Carolina
company (1911), United
States Steel Products company (1911),
and the United States Rubber Export
There are the American typewriter
companies, the safety razor compa
nies, the great banks finance and
trading companies, the department
stores, and a number of automobile
Desperately I jump back to the
Ansonia Clock company (1912), the
Case Threshing Machine company,
(1917), Chesebrough Vaseline (1918)
Columbia Gdaphaphone company
(1897). the Fairbanks company (1909),
Goodrich Rubber company (1911). In
ternational Harvester company (1898),
jonnsion Harvester comnanv 11897).
the Walk-Over Shoe company, (1907),
Hanan's Shoes (1909), Moline Plow
company (1908), National Cash regis
ter company (1914), North American
Wood Products company (1918), Vac
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Son, cotton merchants (1913), Stand
ard Furniture company (1898), the
Taft-Pelrce company (1915), the
Union Sulphur company (1905), and
Veit, Son & Co. (1894). It- is
like drawing them out of a hat. The
entire list of 1000 would be Instruc
tive. I have taken what are here
without consulting the officers of the
chamber, who will doubtless be
troubled; but the year book is open
to all. The injustice is admitted. The
idea is to give a motion picture, not
to linger. Yet, apart from the old
firms, who will forgive, what young
names, often of individuals, today
obscure, may not be top-liners of
ASSISTANCE NOT OFFERED
FRANK RKID INJURED WHEN'
CAR IS STRUCK.
Warrant? lo Be Issued Against
Driver and Owner of Auto
Frank Keid, 295 North Seventeenth
street, was injured and his automo
bile was demolished yesterday after
noon at Broadway and Columbia
street, when his car was truck by an
other. Following the accident the
two occupants of the other machine
drove away without offering to give
assistance to Reld, the police say.
As a result of an Inquiry Investi
gator Freiberg of the traffic bureau
announced that the machine which
struck that of Reid was owned by
Robert Uhlman of 679 East Burnslde
street and that Uhlman was a passen
ger in It at the time. A companion of
Uhlman. he reported, was -driving.
Investigator Freiberg announced
that both these men would be served
with warrants Monday. He said he
would probably charge Uhlman with
failing to give assistance and the
other man with failure to give right
of way. The accident, he said, was
clearly the fault of the driver of the
Reid's left arm, shoulder and leg
were bruised. He was treated at the
police emergency hospital.
Otto Raymann, driver for the Union
dairy, received an injured side yester
day when the delivery car which he
was driving was struck by a south
bound Sellwood street car at Milwau
kee and Crampton streets.
The delivery automobile was
knocked about 20 feet. Raymann him
self was pitched from his seat to the
sidewalk. He declared the street car
was going at a high rate of speed.
CAP EXPLODES; TWO HURT
Salem Boy Blinded and Sister Is
Bnrncd, but Leads Other Home.
SALEM, Or., July 3. (Special.)
Ross Smith, aged 8, and his little sis
ter Rena, aged 6,. children of Mr. and
Mrs. O. J. Smith, who reside a short
distance east of the city, were in a
serious condition at a local hospital
as the result of the explosion of
a dynamite cap with which they were
playing. The little girl was badly
$250 cash and $40 per month price
$750 will buy a renewed 7-pass.
Mitchell. It's an exceptional bar
gain. Northwest Auto Co.
Alder at 18th
American-European trade 15 years
They are piling in. The boards in
the Promenade hall are full of new
names, proposed by so-and-so, sec
onded by so-and-so, credentials so-
To return to the president..
"The chamber moved from the
cramped quarters in the rue Scribe
whiie bombs and shells were falling
on Paris in 1918," said Mr. Berry.
"We took this magnificent big place
perfectly bare and had it decorated
In the midst of Gotha-Bertha strafing.
Happily for us, we obtained a 12-year
least at a rental . . .
Mr. Berry named a sum which, im
portant as it Is, astonishes one, for
7000 square feet in a grandiose new
building of the smart center of Paris,
at the corner of the Boul, Hausse-
mann and rue Taitbout, in these days
when Paris is so crowded that rich
new-coming firms are spending heav
ily to redecorate servants' mansards
in musty old streets'. In low-ceiled
attics you find the partitions knocked
down into luxurious, ultra-modern
business suites with steam heat, art
walls and new carpets. But the
American - chamber of commerce Is
nil new in monumental space and pro
The mere library of the chamber
occupies three great rooms In a suite
with arched communications, to the
astonished admiration of visitors.
It is attractive - also for what It
contains, said the chamber's presl
dent. "There are 13,000 volumes
scientifically cataloged, not simply
statistical works on business, but cov
ering a wide range oC literature, law,
government, history, diplomacy, biog
raphy, army, navy, shipping, com
merce and a dozen other categories
in charge of an experienced librarian."
There iJ-j-eaaon for this broad de
velopment of the library.
"The American chamber of com
merce is situated In a foreign coun
try. The French look to the cham
ber for enlightenment upon every
thing pertaining to the United States.
It has therefore worked on this line
for many years, and takes pride in
that it is considered as the authority
on all that relates to America."
burned about the face and neck, whi4e
the boy will lose the sight of an eye.
The dynamite caps were left in the
vestibule of the Witzel school house by
road laborers last night. This morn
ing when the Smith children were
passing the school building they
found the caps and picked them up.
In attempting to remove the powder
in order to convert them Into toy
whistles they pounded one with a
hammer. The explosion followed.
The children started for home unas
sisted, but before reaching their des
tination the boy was bunded. The
little girl then half carried the lad
long the road, and upon reaching
the door of their home both collapsed
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isli "B?1:? Great National Holiday
irafe.c-ra Will Close Monday July 5th
England, sleeps Edward, the black prince, who capture
King John, the second, of France during the Hundred Years' Th - ' ir
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Nomination for State Ticket Made
by Convention iu Session
at Oregon City.
Unqualified condemnation of Sena
tor Chamberlain's attitude toward
the espionage act and his alleged at
tempts to fasten militarism upon this
country, featured the state conven
tion of the socialist party held at
Knapp's hall. Oregon City, yesterday!
After a stormy session, during
which Senator Chamberlain's policy
was attacked, the following resolu
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tion was adopted: "We, the socialists,
in state convention, condemn the in
famous effort of Senator Chamber
lain to take the enforcement of the
espionage act out of the hands of the
civil courts and place it in the hands
of the military. We further condemn
his efforts to fasten militarism upon
The national platform of the party
was adopted and the following nomi
nations were made: Five presidential
electors, R. R. Ryan of Salem. B. F.
Ramp of Roseburg, W. S. Richards of
Albany, J. E. Johnson of Vale and
W. W. Myers of Oregon City. Nomina
tions on the state ticket were as fol
lows: United States senator. Dr. Al
bert Slaughter of Salem; secretary of
state, J. J. Sears of Polk county; com
missioner of public works. Otto New
ill M.,M.1CHSa ,
man; for representative from the 1st
district, Harlin Talvert of Albany.
A "ratification" meeting will be
held in Machinist hall. 126 Fourth
street, at 8 P. M. today, where Lena
Morrow Lewis, national organizer for
the socialist party, will speak.
ELKS FLOCK TO CHICAGO
200,000 Expected to Attend Na
tional Convention This Week.
CHICAGO, July 3. Elks began ar
riving for the national convention
which officially commences Monday.
Fred C. Robinson, Dubuque, la.,
grand secretary, expects about 200.000
members out of the 700,000 in the
country to be here, together with the
2000 official delegates, he said today.
U. S. TO GET ROYAL VISIT
Crown Prince of Rouniania Will
Tour This Nation.
TOKIO, July 3. The Crown Prince
Charles of Roumanta. who has been
visiting in Japan, will sail for San
Francisco on July 27 on the Korea
The prince's visit to the United
States will not be of an official char
acter. Read The Oreg-nnian classified ad.
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