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THE SUXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND. MAT 15, 1921
I LAW IS CRITICISED
Details Sard to Add Burden to
ANOTHER "OREGONIAN SPECIAL" TRUCK SERVICE ESTABLISHED.
CITY OFFICIALS ROUSED
All Cost Items for 18 Months Mast
Be ; Listed, ' and Benefits of
Measure Are Doubted.
Three members of the city council
yesterday directed a verbal barrage
on the legislative law enacted at the
last session of the state legislature
creating the tax supervision and con
servation commission in Multnomah
county. This law, which provides
that all budgets of tax levying bodies
In Multnomah county must be filed
with the commission on or before
October 1, and gives to the commis
sion the power to reduce the amounts
sought by the members of tax levy
ing bodies, was declared to be a farce
"This law is not worth a pinch of
snurr," declared Commissioner Blgre
low. "I think that the man who
wrote it should be proud of his off
sprang. And I know who that man
Original Estimates Required.
At the time of the filing of the
budget estimates every municipal
corporation, the law reads, shall file
also the original estimate sheets cf
ary officer or department of any
municipal corporation from which
the budget estimates have been com
piled. Such original sheets must
show in parallel columns the unit
costs of the three years next preced
ing the current year, the detailed
expenditures of the last one of the
ea!d three preceding years, and t"e
budget allowances and six months'
expenditures of the current year.
City Auditor Funk Informed the
council that if the law was to be
complied with, and tie city officials
r5 not immune from the state law,
It would be necessary for each depart
ment immediately to begin the work
of comiiling the lists of detailed ex
penditures for the entire last year
and 'he lirst six months of the pres
ent flical year.
Only Added Expense Expected.
'AIl the law will do Is add to the
burden of the taxpayers." opined City
Commissioner Pier. "Its provisions
are absurd and can result in nothing
but added expense."
"'I wonder how three men are going
to wade through detailed accounts of
expenditures of the tax-levying
bodies of. Multnomah county and
reach any sane conclusion," offered
Commissioner Barbur, the last of the
trio of city officials whose ire was
aroused when Mr. Funk and S.
Grutze. chief deputy, informed the
council that it would be necessary to
begin the work of compiling the data
t-b filed with the tax commission.
The law. am one other things, pro
vides that each tax-levying body in
Multnomah county must file in writ
lng a budget containing every par
ticular Item or proposeo. expeiiuituic.
Every Item to Be Detailed.
-According to the Interpretation
placed on this section by Deputy City
Attorney Latourette, It will be neces
nrv for the city officials to list
e-ery item o rraterlal, and the cost
thereof, purchased by the city in the
last 18 months.
Mayor.Baker took the position that
the law had been enacted by a large
vote and that the city officials mignt
well buckle down and follow the re
quirements outlined in the law.
Incidentally, Mayor Baker and City
Commissioner Mann were the only
two city officials who did not oppose
the passage of this law when it was
under discussion at Salem. Commis
sioners Barbur, Bigelow and Pier, to
aithcr with Mr Holman, appeared in
opposition to the bill and spoke at
length before the Joint committee
when the bill was under discussion.
The tax supervision and conserva
tion law was presented to the legis
lature by Representative Herbert
Gordon at the request of civic organi
zations of Portland, who are anxious
to- see a curb placed on the ever-increasing
taxes. The law, which was
1 .rwn as hoass bill Jfo. 9. weiit
through both branches of the state
liflslature. ora-.tically witnout oppo
sition, there having been but two or
three votes of the total 90 votes cast
Commission Is Provided.
The law provides for the appoint
ment of a commission of three mem
bers, who are given full power to re
duce any proposed expenditures con
tained in the budgets of the tax-levying
bodies deemed unnecessary and
The detailed Items called for In the
law are required In order that the
members of the commission might
make an intelligent study of the
budgets submitted to them and the
' onslaught made upon the bill by three
members of the eity council is consid
ered to be only a continuation of the
fight they waged against the bill last
One of the best examples of the need
of a law of this kind, however, is the
East Thirteenth-street sewer system,
constructed by the bureau of mainte
nance under the direction of City
Commissioner Barbur. where the city
expended J120.000 and will probably
spend J5000 additional before the
eewer is completed, when the entire
project could have been built by pri
vate contract for $93,000.
Farther Example Cited.
Another example of the need of a
check of municipal expenditures
comes with the Morse-street sewer,
which the city started to construct.
After approximately $5000 had been
spent on this projec by the city Mr.
Barbur concluded that the city could
not finish the job without losing a
large sum of money. He asked the
c uncil to e. se for bd j an 1 u ht-n
the bids were received they were too
high. Mr. Barbur now asks that the
bids be rejected. It is believed that
the $5000 spent by the city must come
from the general fund, as it is be
lieved that the sum cannot be as
sessed to the residents within the
Horse-street sewer district.
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RIVER, THE DALLES AND UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER CITIES.
TRUCKS CARRY LATE NEWS
OREGOXIAX SPECIAIi SERVES
UPPER COLrUSIBIA CITIES.
Final Edition of Xewspaper Put
Into Hands of Subscribers
at Breakfast Table.
An "Oreronian Special" truck serv
Ice from Portland to The Dalles and
way points was established yester
day, and hereafter will be a regular
feature of the newspaper s delivery
system. By means of the new serv
ice readers of The Oregonian In cas
cade Locks, Mosler, Hood River, The
Dalles and other upper uoiumDia
river cities and districts will re
ceive the-last ' edition of the paper.
the "city edition," in time for early
morning breakfast perusal.
The initial run in the new service
was made in the early morning hours.
The speedy "Oregonian Special" truck
left the Oregonian building shortly
after 2 o'clock and arrived In Ihe
Dalles at 6:20 A. M. Hood River was
passed at 4:45 o'clock, and the news
papers for the Hood River valley
deposited with the agent there.
The service adds the cities along
the upper Columbia river highway
to the li6t of those served with the
last edition of The Oregonian, the
edition which contains complete late
night dispatches on all the world
news and all the latest Oregon and
Portland news. A similar service has
been maintained for some time on
two other routes, one up the Wil
lamette to Salem and the other down
the Columbia to Astoria and Seaside.
Because of the existing train sched
ules, it had been necessary for The
Oregonian to send to Hood River and
The Dalles the earlier, editions of
the paper. The special truck service
now makes it possible to place the
final edition of the paper In the
hands of the readers In those cities
by 7:15 o'clock in the morning.
With the Associated Press and the
special leased wire dispatches which
serve The Oregonian, this new truck
service means that all the news of
the world will be in the hands of the
readers within a very few hours
from the time the news is published.
The trucks are provided by F. S.
Cook of the Clyde Transfer company
under contract with The Oregonian.
Duplex" trucks are In use on the
Slocum & Donnerberg are the rep
resentatives of the newspaper at
Hood River, A. S. Bradley at The
Dalles. John Elder at Mosler, and
Cecil Henderson at Cascade Locks.
CEREMONIES FOR R. SCHOLE
TO BE HELD JUXE 9.
of publio kindergartens also was fa
The convention members voted to
start work for the near-east relie
immediately and went on record as
favoring the supplying of more and
adequate equipment for the 'fc'tdte
school for the blind. A resolution
that Oregon-made goods be bought
preference to others wherever possi
ble carried. The censoring of moving
pictures shown to school children by
a committee composed of seven
women and three men was voted. The
convention favored passage of the
Owens-Adair bill and the women jury
FOUR HOMES ARE ROBBED
Clothing, Jewels and Food Are
Taken From Mrs. M. H. Ross.
Clothing, Jewelry, household fur
nishings and edibles valued at $300
were stolen from the home of Mrs.
M. H. Ross by prowlers who ran
sacked the dwelling Friday night dur
ing the absence of the family. The
burglary was reported yesterday to
the police detective bureau.
From the home of Ben Abrahams,
210 East Fifty-fifth street, burglars
procured a pistol and a quantity nf
jewelry, it was reported to the police.
Entrance was gained by use of a pass
Boys are believed to be responsible
for the burglary of the J. McCracken
warehouse. East Twenty-second and
Reed streets, some time Friday night
Baseball paraphernalia comprised a
major part of the loot. A quantity ot
tools also were taken.
L. F. Kenworthy complained that
hotel sneak thief had gained entrance
to his room in the Taylor hotel by use
of a pass key and had stolen his
clothes, an overcoat and $5 in cash.
Landslide Causes Suit.
B. O. Case, owner of property at
the southwest corner of Fourteenth
and Hall streets, filed suit In the
circuit court yesterday against Mary
W. York and others. Mr. Case de
manded $13,044.55 damages, which he
declared his property suffered as the
result of a landslide from property
belonging to the defendants. He de
clared that the property of the de
fendants was graded in preparation
for building purposes and that the
result was thd landslide.
Aronson, Reaches Paris.
I. Aronson, local jeweler, accom
panied by Mrs. AYonson, has arrived
at Paris, on an extended tour which
will include southern France. Italy
and other parts of Europe, accord
ing to a cablegram received yester
day by R. H. Rueff, manager of the
local store. Mr. Aronson will visit
the diamond market and investigate
general business conditions in Europe,
according to Mr. Rueff.
RANCHER MAY VISIT ROY
FARMER OF SOUTH DAKOTA
OBTALXS COURT ORDER.
William F. "IVelner, Who Lost Hard
Fight for Possession, Allowed
to See Child.
William F. Wellner, who made a
sensational but losing fight in local
courts IS months ago for the posses
sion of his 6-year-old son, whom he
never had seen until he came to Port
land, asked Presiding Circuit Judge
Kavanaugh yesterday for permission
to visit the child. Wellner, who hails
from Kimball, S. D., is reputed to be
a prosperous rancher of that district.
That the motive bringing Wellner
to Portland was not love for his boy
but a desire to disturb the child's ma
ternal grandparents, to whom was
awarded his care, was the contention
of Guy C. H. Corliss, attorney who op
posed the request. Judge Kavanaugh
said Wellner might visit his boy be
tween the hours of 9 and 5 o'clock j
today, but only in the presence of the
grandmother and a bailiff of the
The child was given by the court
to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Larson,
grandparents, after hearing the de
tails of alleged brutal treatment by
Wellner of his wife, which drove the
young woman from him before the
birth of the boy and caused her to
bring a divorce action. She died In
Portland and on hearing of her death
Wellner began the litigation In which
he sought control of their son.
Though said to be worth at least
$25,000, Wellner never has paid $1800
due for the support of his child. At
torney Corliss told the court.
JOHN DAY HIGHWAY
MEETS W TH FAVOR
Commissioner Yeon Enthuses
Over Proposed Road Work.
COMPLETION IS URGED
EDITOR NOWPfJUCE CHIEF
Mayor of Boise Appoints E. F.
McDermott, Xewspaper Man.
BOISE, Idaho, May 14. (Special.)
Boise's new chief of police is a news
paper man, E. F. McDermott. .Mayor
Sherman found on investigating the
long list of applications presented to
him that, while many of them were
worthy, all had strong opposition.
Wishing to select someone against
whom no fight could oe made, yet a
man trained- in dealing with the pub
lic, he decided to pick a newspaper
McDermott was city editor of a
Boise newspaper. He was offered the
position, accepted, was sworn in and
now is directing the police depart
ment's affairs. He came to Boise
about a year ago from Pocatello and
has worked on a number of news
papers in various parts of the country.
Representatives of Regents, Fac
ulty, Alumni and Student
Body to Speak.
Miss Elva Humason.
Miss Elva Humason, former well
lcnown Portland woman, and a sister
of Ivan Humason of this city, died
recently at Los Angeles after an ill
ness of mors than five years. The
body will be cremated at Los Angeles
tomorrow and the remains will be
shipped later to her childhood home
art The Dalles for burial. Miss Hu
mason was born at The Dalles 47
years ago. She received her scholas
tic education in the public schools of
The Dalles and Portland. Later she
studied at the Annie Wright semi
nary at Tacoma and the Holland In
stitute. Virginia. She also stutf!d
abrwa fr six years with some of the
best artists of Europe and the orient.
Besides her brother in this city. Miss
Humason ts survived by two sisters.
Miss Labilla Humason and Mrs, Sarah
H. Waldo of Los Angeles.
Announcement was made yesterday
that the formal Inauguration of
President Richard Frederick Scholz of
Reed college will take place in the
college chapel on the afternoon of
June 9. Dr. Scholz took over the
duties of the office on April 1, fol
lowing his resignation from the chair
of ancient history at the University
of Washington. The programme is
Processional: invocation. Bishop
Walter Taylor Sumner; singing of
"Fair Reed:" induction, James Bre
mer Kerr, president of Reed board of
regents: acceptance. Dr. Scholz: ad
dress of congratulation. President
Henry Suzzallo of University of Wash
ington: address of welcome on part
of citizens of Portland, Abbott Low
Mills, president of First National
bank; addresses of welcome by rep
resentatives of the faculty, of tlie
student body, of the alumni; inaugu
ral address. President Richard Fred
erick Scholz; benediction. Dr. Thomas
Lamh Eliot; recessional.
Following the programme In the
chapel, an informal reception will be
held in the Anna Mann cottage for
the guests of honor. The committee
arranging the event includes Mrs.
Elliott R. Corbett, Forrest Fisher
and E. B. MacN'aughton of the"re
gents; Miss Bertha Kedzie Young,
dean of women; Dr. Frank Loxley
Griffin and Dr. A. A. Knowlton. late
administrative heads of the college;
and Miss Ruth B. Compton, Miss Ruth
Crellin, and Charles L. Gray of the
faculty committee on commencement
DOUGLAS CITIZENS REMEMBER
JACK PEL1WS GOOD DEEDS
"Diamond in Rough," Say Friends of Veteran Livestock Man and Public
Benefactor Who Died in Roseburg Recently.
Old Oregon Trail Declared Also to
Be an Important Traffic
Artery to East.
Completion of the John Day high
way and the Old Oregon trail is the
desire of John B. 'Yeon, state high
way commissioner, who returned
home yesterday from eastern and cen
"I come back more convinced than
ever that the main trunk roads should
be built first," said he.
Prior to the time the commission
ers made the trip W. B. Barratt go
ing all the way and R. A. Booth oart
of the Journey there was little en
thusiasm among the officials to lo
cate and push the John Day highway
eastward of Prairie City. The Blue
mountains present engineering diffi
culties and call for costly construc
tion. .Now, however, Mr. Yeon de
clared the John Day highway must
be built. He sale, that evetually the
natural road from the eastern edge
of the state to Portland will be the
John Day highway.
Highway Thought Important.
"This highway." rnnfpssnil Mr
Yeon, "is of gitater importance than
I had imagined before making the
inp. ine scenery is wonderful, the
highway opens up an empire which
now lacks transportation, and it is
the shortest road to the east. Thora
is a lot of fine grading already done
on mis highway and a good start
has been made. The John Day high
way simply will have to be completed.
"Then there is the Old Oregon
trail, from Ontario to- Pendleton.
where it connects with the Columbia
river highway. This is a great traf-
nc artery, do you know that even
now, in May, there have been 1500
people waiting for the snow to dis
appear from the gap in the Blue
mountains near Cabbage hill, be
tween ll uranae and Pendleton, so
they can get through? All along the
uia uregon trail the highway is un
der construction or under contract.
Portland to Benefit.
"When these trunk lines arA com
pleted. the Ole Oregon trail and the
John Day highway, with the Pacific
highway now open, and The Dalles
California under way, all leading to
i-uriiana wen, say, Portland s future
will be Immense. If taxpayers would
only take a run around the state in
a machine and see the roaMs which
have been built and those under con
tract they would never kick at the
money spent on highways.
"Nothing will Impress strangers
traveling from the east more than
when they arrive in Oregon and look
at the country around Ontario and
Vale. It is a rich country, fertile and
green. Irrigate and you are sure of a
crop, as sure as the clock ticks. There
is no better land anywhere In the
country than Dead Ox flat, where
the soil Is many feet deep. Put water
cn the land in eastern Oregon and
you can't have a failure.
Boat Is Used.
"We traveled by boat, on horseback
and stage, on the John Day highway.
Contracts have been let for bridges,
but the structures have not been
completed. But when that highway
"East of the Cascades the people
understand roads. They know what
a 5 per cent grade means and curva
ture. A few years ago they were
content with a trail, but now they
want the very best standards: they
want roads to go straight through
alfalfa fields, and they appreciate
The trip of the commissioners was
one of inspection. The officials looked
over possible locations and studied the
country. They did not commit mem
selves to any programme or any
croject. although they met
county officials and groups of people
everywhere. The commissioners sug
gested that all propositions be reduced
to writing ana suDmmea to me com
mission at the . next meeting this
already scores of troops are "work
ing out" their members for partici
pation In some ot the events that
make up the programme. In the hope
of carrying off high honors and Inci
dentally the silver trophy on which
is engraved each year the number
of the trbop having the highest total
number of points.
One of the events is first aid to the
injured, which Is conducted under the
direction of nhvsicians. The Portland
chapter of the American Red Crossl
last year presented to the scouts a
large wooden shield on which are
mounted a number of small shields,
and each year the number of the win
ning troop is engraved on one of the
small shields. Another event of In
terest will be the presentation of
first-class and merit badges to sev
eral scouts. The programme of
Bugle, drum and fife contest; pres
entation of American flags; knot
tying relay; crab race; semaphore
signaling; horse and rider; presenta
tion of first-class and merit badges;
fire by friction and water boiling;
international Morse; rolling race;
first aid to the injured: skinning the
snake; wall scaling; O'Grady game;
archery contest; troop stunts.
WEEK FOR SAVING PUN
PCBUO SCHOOLS WILL HOLD
2 CONSERVATION- DRIVES.
Pupils Will Be Taught How to Aid
Needy by Collecting Cast-Off
Articles for Renovation.
Conservation week will, hereafter,
be observed twice during each school
year at Thanksgiving and at Easter
br the Portland public schools, an
oraer to this effect having been issued
by the school board. The observance
will be in co-operation with the pub.
In: welfare bureau, the first week set
aside for this purpose being May
23 to 28.
The object of conservation week
will be to teach the children to be
helpful to the crippled, the handi
capped and others of Portland's less
fortunate, and at the same time give
the children an opportunity to per
form a definite service iwithout ex
pense, and to help the public welfare
bureau, which Is caring for most of
Portland's needy families, including
hundreds of school children.
During conservation week the pu
pils will be taught lessons in con
servation and thrift by being shown
how articles that are often waatoj
may be turned into employment and
training for the handicapped and re
lief for the needy. Parents will on
asked to help the children collect
white paper, rags, used clothing, etc..
that have accumulated in their clos
ets, attics and basements, and see that
they are taken to-the nearest school
The activities of conservation week
will not be confined to the children.
Ail throughout the city will be asked
for discarded articles for the indus
trial department of the public welfare
bureau. Articles most needed inclJde
clothing, furniture, dishes, kitchen
utensils, stoves, sewing machines,
washing machines, pictures, musical
instruments, office equipment, bric-a-brac,
rags, newspapers, magazines,
books, old tires, sacks, tools and met
als of all kinds, buckets, cans and
. Employment has been given a score
or more of disabled or partially handi
capped men and women in reclaiming
the articles contributed. Ail the work
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live dealer and representative wanted in your town. Literature upon
tion of periodicals In this city, Se
attle, Tacoma and other places, and
his headquarters are at 143 Grand
avenue, this city.
"The Anderson system stands for
the. ten commandments, the golden
rule, and the constitution of the
United States," said Captain Ander
son last night. "We stand also for
the observance of law and' order.
There Is too much literature of the
I. W. W. order offered without charge
along our streets. Wherever logging
men meet we aim to offset that kind
of literature, and ask that all good
fIH7ns rnnflniiA tn fill nur hnxps. o-
is done by these people, who. unable I cated outside churches, halls, etc..
the east. He predicted that there will
be as many tourists as ever tills sea
son and gave It es his opinion that
park-to-park travel will be heavy, lit
said the west had been well "sold''
throughout the east and that the na
tional parks could get their full share
of business during the 1921 season.
to hold a regular Job, would be public
charges, except for' this Industry. The
articles made ready for use are on
sale at the retail store, 212 Third
street, and are being eagerly bought
by people of limited means.
HEADQUARTERS OP DIVISION
WANTED BY PORTLAND.
Association of x-Offlcers Asks
Washington to Recognize Ad
vantages of Proposal.
INFANCY BIL1 INDORSED
State Parent-Teacher Association
PENDLETON. Or, May 14. (Spe
cial.) Resolutions were adopted at
the closing session of the 16th annual
State Parent-Teacher association con
vention here today indorsing the
Shephard-Towner and the Smith
Towner bills. The Shephard-Towner
bill provides education relating to
maternity and Infancy; the Smith
Towner bill creates a new position
in the president's cabinet, that of
secretary of education. Believing
that eaoh school in Oregon should
havs a parent-teacher or a similar
organization, a resolution to that ef
fect was 2ssed, The establishment
BY W. A. PETTIT.
SALEM, Or., May 14. (Special.)
"A diamond in the rough." This
best describes the character of
J. E. Pelton. veteran southern Oregon
livestock dealer, capitalist and public
benefactor, who died in Roseburg a
few days ago following an operation.
Funeral services were held in Rose
burg Monday, when all business es
tablishments closed for two hours out
of respect for the man who had played
an important part in the civic, fra
ternal and commercial progress of
that city. I
Jack Pelton, as he was familiarly;
known to his thousands of friends in
southern and central Oregon, occu
pied a niche unique in human annals.
With the' exception of one occasion
he never sought publio office; had
never been involved in factional af
fairs in his own community, yet his
noDularity was widespread and he was
highly esteemed by all with whom he
came in contact.
Born on a ranch in Sams valley,
near Gold Hill, of poor parents, he
attended the rural schools and when a
young man engaged in the livestock
business. Genial in spirit, sound in
husiness Judgment, honest in his deal
ings and possessed of a determination I
... i 1, siipioBfnlv nvurKiniA ! .
early-day obstacles and became an
important factor in southern Oregon.
Children Lose Friend.
Jack Pelton spurned publicity,
shunned the frivolous and artificial
and bated shams. He stood for honor,
square dealing and help for those who
were unable to help themselves.
In Douglas county, where Mr. Pel
ton was best known, his death is
mourned, and the children have lost a
good friend. As the Christmas season
approached Jack Pelton's thoughts al
ways went back to the days when he,
as a child, was little favored with the
good things of life. Moved by the
spirit of good fellowship, he sought
out persons in financial distress and
many homes were made brighter on
Christmas day as a result of his ef
forts. When war was declared between
Germany and the United States Jack
Pelton did not wait to be asked to
Join the great army of financial vol
unteers. Besides giving liberally of
his own funds he practically aban
doned private pursuits and entered
the front-line trenches at home. lie
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J. K. Pelton. who died In Dong,
traveled extensively over southern
Oregon, soliciting funds that the al
lies might not suffer hunger. The
people were moved by his appeals and
every drive was a success. To Jack
Pelton, in a large measure.' Douglas
county owes the excellent showing
made by its people in war activities.
Pelton Friend of Needy.
Jack Pelton never was too busy to
answer the call of the needy and his
work as a charity leader endeared him
to unfortunates. At the time he was
stricken with his last illness Mr. Pel
ton was directing a drive for funds
for the Salvation Army. He was a
popular member of the Roseburg
lodge of Elks.
Jack Pelton died as he had lived,
never faltering or complaining, but
ready always to accept the Ditter with
the sweet. His life was natural, de
void of the spectacular and an in
spiration to friends and associates.
Besides his widow, Mr. Pelton Is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Guy
Jacobs of Ashland, and two" brothers,
James Pelton of Fort Klamath and
Horace Pelton of Gold Hill.
MILL MERGER HANGS FIRE
Final Details Expected to Be Left
for Stockholders Meeting.
Publication of a reported merger of
the Albers and Moritz Thomsen mill
ing interests failed yesterday to
"smoke out" additional information
on the deal, and following the receipt
of a partial confirmation of the report
by Mr. Thomsen, It is expected that
the details of the plan will be worked
out at a meeting of stockholders and
bankers at San Francisco this week.
Directly contradictory reports of
the plans under consideration have
been received here Dy two or fort
land's largest grain and milling con
cerns. One of these reports was that
Mr. Thomsen would merely finance
the Albers Bros. Milling company for
a time without taking any open part
in the direction of its affairs or any
reorganization of the company. The
other report was that Mr. Thomsen
would merely become president of the
new corporation without taking any
large amount of stock in the Albers
BAND- "SERENADES SICK
Shrine Musicians Play Concert at
Sick ones at the contagions hos
pital at Kelly Butte were pleasantly
surprised early last Friday night
when a brass band it was afterward
discovered to be the Shrine band
played several stirring popular airs,
among them "Margie," "Siren of the
Setting Sea." "Do You Ever Think of
Me?" and "Mazie."
The bandsmen finally gave It out
that one of their number, Carl Wil
liams, drummer, detained for small
pox, was the particular person sere
naded, but stated also that all-the sick
Even the bandsmen did not know
until about the last of the Impromptu
concert as to the Identity of the man
serenaded. A telephone message was
sent to each bandsman late Friday
to meet at a designated -place, and
that automobiles would take them out
to the country where they would take
part in a serenade.
Requests that headquarters for the
with I 91st division be established at Port
land, as the most logical and strate
gical location, were telegraphed yes-
terday to Secretary of War Weeks.
Senator McNary, Chairman Kahn of
the house committee on military af
fairs, and Chairman Wadsworth of the
senate committee on military affairs
by the Officers' Reserve Corps asso
ciation of Oregon.
The association Is en advocate of
preparedness and seeks to enlist In its
ranks every ex-officer of the Ameri
can army in the state, whether or
not he now holds a commission in the
reserve. The 9th corps area, in which
Portland is situated, will comprise,
according to plans of the war depart
ment, the 91st, 96th and 104th divi
sions of reserve troops, with head
quarters at San Francisco. In the
belief that Portland is the logical
headquarters for the 91st outfit every
effort is being made to cause the war
department to make this change in
The activities of the Reserve
Officers' association will Include
lecture courses of Instruction and
other matters of interest. The next
meeting will be held at the armory
next Tuesday night. Officers are:
Lyman Griswold, president: Henry C.
R. Akin, vice-president: Franklin F.
Korell, secretary, and Dan J. Coman,
every other day or with magazines
and other periodicals after they have
finished reading them. We will see
that the reading matter sent us Is
forwarded where K will do the most
Heavy Tourist Travel Forecast.
William McMurray, general pas
senger agent of the O.-W. R. & N ,
returned to Portland yesterday after
a trip which covered the agencies of
the Union Pacific Mvstem throughout
Elks Adopt Official Vniform.
MARSHFIKLD. Or., May 14. (Spe
cial.) In view of the state conven
tion of Elks to be held in this city
in August, the local lodge has adopted
an official uniform. The decision
Calls for a blue serge double-breasted
coat, white flannel trouoers, oxford
shoes and Panama hat. The Elks, st
a recent regular meeting, passed a
resolution declaring tn favor of hav
ing a new municipal office estub
llshed, for limitary Inspection of
meats, milk and other perishable
food. This action was taken after a
committee of four, comprising lr. K.
E. Straw, Norman Johnson, M. I.
Bromberger and F. W. Bertram, hail
made an Investigation and reported
to the lodge that such action was
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SPEED' LAWS DISREGARDED
One Offender Fined, Jailed; An
other's Auto Tied Up.
Utter disregard of speed laws was I
shown by Lee Page Oughton while
burning the pavement along Milwau
kle avenue, according to the testi
mony of Motorcycle Patrolman Pierre,
who appeared as chief witness against
the speeder in police court yesterday.
It was testified that Oughton was
going at nearly 40 miles an hou
without giving heed to traffic
cross streets. Judge Rossman fined
him J25 and ordered him to Jail for
one day. I
Harry Kinnear must forego the
pleasure of using his automobile for
the next 60 days. He was found
guilty of speeding. The arresting of
ficer said he had been going 34 miles i-
an hour. Judge Rossman thought the Ull I want it your name and adrfreu so I can send too a free trial
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SCOUTS TRAIN FOR RALLY
Boys of Troops Work Earnestly to
Capture Field Honors.
The annual spring field rally of
the Portland council of Boy Scouts
will be held Saturday, Hay 2s, and ' company baa 6U boxae for Uu recep-
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Manager of Anderson System Tells
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