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.THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND MAY 15, 1921
BY ROYAL SPLENDOR
Japanese Crown Prince Pays
No Heed to Magnificence.
BRITISH COURT CHILLED
Gorgeous Paeeantry of TTnlform
and Equipage Fails to Impress
1 Visitor From Xippon.
BT JAMES M. TUOHY.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
LONDON, May l. Special Cable.)
Crown Prince Hlrohito of Japan had
a truly royal reception in London on
his arrival from Splthead. All the
gorgeous pageantry of uniform and
equipage of the English court was
brought into action to impress the
visitor. It may have succeeded, but
nothing in the demeanor of the
crown prince showed he was even
aware of it.
A small, dark-skinned, lightly built.
stiff looking, bespectacled young
man, he went through his presenta
tion to King George, his inspection
of the dazzling clad guard of honor
and other formalities with rigid, un
bending punctiliousness and stilte
movements without a smile or th
faintest change of expression.
Functionaries Are Chilled,
The royalties and other court and
ministerial functionaries clearly were
chilled by the unrelaxing formality
of their guest. They may not have
reckoned on the fact that this crow
prince holds a position regarded
his own country as something tran
scending' the nearly human royalties
of the Occident. There was no sue
picion of shyness in his aspect. He
was simply maintaining the impres-
sive dignity deemed essential in th
Japanese royal court, but somewha
archaic among royalties whose chief
aim is to popularize their positions
by being human.
King George was seen, for the first
time since tee war, in the full glory
of a field marshal's uniform, hi
breast blazing with stars, promlnen
among them the highest Japanese
order. The prince of wales, ordinar-
ily bright and cheerful, who had
traveled from Portsmouth with hi
fellow heir-apparent, looked distinctly
bored by the experience. The prince
of Wales is to be the companion
Hirohito during his visit to Bucking
Gorgon Make No Impression.
The duke of Connaught, also re
splendent as a field marshal, seemed
at one moment to say something to
Hirohito. to which the latter did not
appear to respond, uven L,ora curzon
of Kedleston. foreign secretary and
formerly viceroy of India, attired In
full diplomatic uniform with cocked
hat, tried his stateliest Durbar man
ner on the new arrival without excit
ing a glimmer of sensibility.
Probably Prince Hirohito had been
severely drilled in the deportment to
be observed toward his royal hosts
and in point of immobility he left
nothing to be desired. When the king
and the crown prince reached the
street, where the magnificent eight
horsed royal coach with its flashing
harness and scarlet-coated outrider!,
and its splendid upholstery awaited
them. King George entered first and
was followed by Hirohito. '
Prince Stares Straight Ahead.
The king remained standing until
the crown prince was beside him
then they both sat down at the same
instant a formality enjoined by eti
quette. The Prince of Wales sat op
posite them with the Japanese am
bassador. and as the carriage started
on the way to Buckingham palace
the magnificently caparisoned band
of the First Life Guards played the
rather dirge-like Japanese national
There were big crowds along the
short route, who cheered as the car
riage drove by. while the crown
prince looked neither to the right nor
left but stared straight ahead at
nothing. It was a cold affair right
through, despite the brilliant sun
shine, the blaze of color and the dash
ing appearance of the escort of life
guards, to say nothing of the politi
cal Importance attached to Prince
Hirohito's presence in view of the
imminent renewal of the Anglo
that has been submitted to the attorney-general.
The man in question was under
quarantine near Marshfield. but
escaped recently and boarded a
Southern Pacific train for Portland.
His presence on the train was dis
covered and the Portland officials
were notified. When the train arrived
there the man was not allowed to
leave the car, and was returned to
Marshfield by the railroad company
The question now arises as to who
shall pay the costs of his transporta
tion. The opinion was asked by Dr.
Frederick Strieker, secretary of the
state ooard- of health. Until addi
tional information is received by the
attorney-general as to who ordered
the leper's return to Marshfield, tne
opinion will be withheld.
E WILL GET FUNDS
AETHTIXC OF BOOKS HOLDS UP
First Colony of Germany D
. void 'of Agriculture.
ENTIRE COAST DESOLATE
H. II. Herdman Announces That
Baby Institution Will Receive
Share of Chest Money.
EXPERTS ARE0N STAND
Witnesses Examine Letter Involved
in $10,000 Libel Suit.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. May 14.
(Special.) Henry Crass, attorney for
George M. Johnson in his $10,000 libel
suit against Perry E. Hilton, rested
his case this morning, after the sec
ond day of the trial.
Shortly after the morning session,
J. A. Wesco, handwriting expert, tes
tified to examples of Johnson's hand
writing, which he said that he had
studied. He will be called later to
testify to his conclusions concerning
Johnson's writing of the letter pur
ported to have been sent hy him to
Fred B. Cole, pool halj owner, warn
ing him of a proposed liquor raid.
Edward T. Ludowici. professor of
handwriting in the Behnke-Walker
business college, testified as an ex
pert that he had made a careful
study of Johnson's handwriting anft
from comparison deducted that John
son had written the letter.
The Waverly Baby home will re
ceive its portion of the community
chest funds, according to announce
ment last night of H. H. Herdman,
acting executive secretary of the
Mr. Herdman said that delivery of
the funds to the home was held up
only in order that the books of the
Institution might be audited.
Mrs. Laurie Sheppard. secretary of
the Waverly Baby home, declared
yesterday that W. D. Wheelwright,
chairman of the child welfare com
mission, had circulated the report
that the baby home had been conceal
ing a $35,000 building fund from the
community chest authorities. She
said that for that reason the auditor
from the community chest had called
at the home three different times to
check up the books and the money
for the homy consequently was held
She also declared that as a result
of the refusal of the officials of the
home to turn over the confidential in
formation which it had to the welfare
commission, the commission had
threatened to have the state aid of
the institution held up.
"We have an opinion from Attorney-General
Brown which upholds us
in our refusal to turn over confi
dential information to the commis
sion," she said. "This opinion, which.
defines the powers of the commis
sion, says in part: 'Accordingly, the
privilege of inspection is given not
to all documents and records of the
agencies, societies and institutions,
but only to the accounts and records
of work and children for the purpose
of ascertaining the kind and quality
of work done and to obtain a proper
basis for its decisions and recom
Mr. Wheelwright yesterday denied
that the child welfare commission was
in any way responsible for the diffi
culties between officials of the com
munity chest and those of the Wav
erly Baby home.
Uplands Suitable for Livestock and
Diamond Fields and Copper
MENTAL TESTS ADVISED
MORE DIFFICULT NATURALIZA
TION IS FAVORED.
Judge Bingham of Marion County
Circuit Court Writes Letter to
Examiner at Seattle.
SALEM, Or., May 14. (Special.)
Judge Bingham of the Marion county
circuit court, who for several years
has advocated a policy whereby nat
uralization of aliens would ba made
more difficult, has Written a letter to
John Smith, chief naturalization ex
aminer at Seattle, urging that mental
as well as educational tests be in
eluded in the examination of all ap
Answering of a few questions re
ating to the government does not
satisfy me that an alien is entitled
to citizenshin in the United States,
declared Judge Bingham. "I believe
that a man to enjoy the benefits of
our country should be clean physical
ly as well as able to give the location
of the national capital, the name of
the president and answer a few other
A letter was received tonight from
Examiner Smith, in which he in
formed Judge Bingham that the lat-
ter's ideas on the naturalization sub-
ect were worthy of consideration.
nd that his original suggestions had
been sent to the department of natr
uralization at Washington.
Judge Bingham has the reputation
rejecting more naturalization ap
plications than any circuit judge in
Oregon, due to his demands that
liens desiring citizenship shall first
prove that they are worthy of such
$27,000 DAMAGES ASKED
Woman, Hit by Auto of Standard
Oil Company, Sues.
Nora Davis filed suit in the. circuit
court yesterday against the Standard
Oil company and Howard H. Pollock,
which she demands general dam
ages of $25,000 and special dam-
en of $-'000 for injuries sustained
as the result of being struck by an
utomooiie or the defendant com
pany and driven by Pollock at the
intersection of Broadway and Madi
son street on February 21 of this year.
She declared that her left shoulder
nd left knee were broken as a re
ult of the accident and that she was
still In the hospital.
WASHINGTON, D. C May 14. The
former German Southwest Africa, de
tails of whose government under 1
mandate to the Union of South Af
rica have just been formulated by
the league of nations, is the subject
or the following- bulletin issued from
the headquarters of the National Geo
"At its worst the territory which
was German Southwest Africa before
the world war and Germany's first
venture into the colonial field might
be described as a country too dry for
agriculture, lying between a desert
and' the sea, with one of the most
barren and desolate coast lines in the
world. The entire coast for a dis
tance of 10 to 15 miles inland consists
of sand dunes on which grows only
the sparsest of desert vegetation.
Rivers Do Not Flow.
"No perennial rivers flow into the
sea across this dreary waste through
out me nearly 1000 miles of its ex
tent. Except for brief periods after
heavy rains in the Interior, all the
seaward drainage of the country loses
ltsen in a wilderness of sand. Simi
larly much of the drainage to the
east and south sinks Into the desert
that separates German Southwest
Africa from the British territories
lying to the west of the Transvaa
Only one reasonably good port
exists along the coast between the
north and south limits of the terri
tory. And this Walfish bay. with i
small area around it was in the
hands of Great Britain before i the
Germans established their colony in
1884. The existence of this tiny
island of British territory in German
Southwest Africa, and above all the
fact that it comprised the one port,
sorely needed by the colony, was a
sharp thorn in the sides of the Ger
mans. The artificial harbors con
structed by the Germans at Swakop
mund, just north of Walfish bay, and
at Luderitszbucht (Angran Pequena).
200 miles to the south, were only
Upland Country Great Pasture.
"But there is a somewhat brighter
side to the old German Southwest
Africa than that seen when one sails
along its forbidding coast. Back of
the strip of sand is an upland coun
try which, though it will not support
agriculture, is well suited to stock
raising. Hundred of thousands of.
cattle, sneep ana goats are raised
there. Ranches are of tremendous
size, like those in the old west of
the United States, averaging about
25,000 acres. Camels were imported
by the Germans for use in thj drier
portions of the country, and are doing
"In the northeastern corner of the
territory, which is in the tropics, the
conduct of agriculture is possible.
Cottonj tobacco i&d cereals may be
"Even the strip of sand along the
coast has proved in one place to be
spectacularly valuable. Diamonds
were discovered in tne sana Dy rail
road workmen in 1908. and the coun
try now produces approximately one
fifth of the world's output of dia
monds. In 1914 the value of the dia
monds from this field reached $45,
000.000. It is believed that the gems
have been washed up from the sea.
and what is perhaps the only sea-
eoine" diamond mining company in
existence has been formed to dredge
for the precious stones off the shore.
Railroads Connect Mines.
Conner is mined in several places
and forms one of the principal ex
ports. Railroads connect the mines
with the coast and have been built
to a number of other sections of the
courtry. The Germans built well.
Their mining plants and railroad sys
tems in Southwest Africa, as well as
in their other African colonies, nave
been said to be the best on the con-
tlnent. ' In some of the copper-minin
regions of Southwest Africa smelting
was done by electricity.
"German Southwest Africa had an
area of 322.000 square miles about
the size of Texas, Arkansas and Con
necticut combined. It was one and i
half times the size of pre-war Ger
manv. In thin vast area there was
never a hirge population- After
number of years of war with natives.
there were, immediately preceaing im
world war, something less than 100,
000 natives and about 15.000 Euro-
neans. About 12.000 of the latter
were Germans, many of them soldiers.
"The country was occupied by the
forces of the Union of South Africa
in July, 1915. and has been adminis
tered since as a protectorate of that
government. Approximately buuu uer-
mans left the country arter tne armi
stire. Several thousand British sub
jects, including a number of Boers,
have moved in."
GATHERING IS CLOSED
ERS END SESSION.
More Than 100 Oregon Delegates
Make Trip From Pendleton
to Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. May 14.
(Special.) The State Parent-Teacher
association ended its sessions today
The next meeting place will be chosen
by the executive committee. Today-
was Oregon day, more than 100 dele
gates coming from Pendleton where
the Oregon Parent-Teacher associa
tion had been in session. Mrs. E. J.
Payne of Boise, acting president of
the Idaho State Parent-Teacher as
sociation, was also in attendance to
President Penrose of whitman col
lege urged the sacredness of the mar
riage tie. He declared that if the
school children could be taught that
they were the parents of the future
that they would keep themselves
Mrs. Maude F. Holloman of Olympla
declared that the nation's most sacred
standards were being dragged down
by the photoplays. They are debasing
womanhood, the sacredness of mar
riage, reverence for God and religion
and obedience to the laws of the land,
she declared. She predicted that if
the managers and producers do not
clean the films the public will.
DINNERS WAIT ON FIRE
Street Car Apparatus Burns and
Passengers Get Home Late.
The "resistance" apparatus on St.
Johns street car No. 140 failed to
function properly about 5:30 yester
day afternoon when the car was on
the west approach of Broadway
bridge, headed for St. Johns. The
heavy load of passengers detrained
without delay, as their conveyance
filled with smoke from the fire which
was kindled by the defective ap
Traffic was In a Jam as far as Burn-
ide street. The car crew notifeid the
fire department of the trouble re
questing that a chemical be sent. Be
fore It arrived a zealous citizen pulled
a box and sent other apparatus to
mingle in the confusion of motor
vehicles, creating such a tangle that
some Portlanders were nearly an hour
late for dinner.
PACIFIC HIGHWAY SLOW
Many Tourists Held Tp for Hours
Because of Paving Work.
ItOSEBURG, Or., May 14. (Spe
cial.) While Pacific highway north
oi Oakaland is being paved, automo
biles are allowed to pass that section
only at stated intervals. Tourists
have complained that in some cases
they have been held up several hours.
The Roseburg - Eugene stage has
stopped operation and the cars will
be used on the line between this city
Road work is progressing rapidly
and paving south of Roseburg Is being
laid without any hindrance to traffic
Suitable detours are being used. The
Tiller cut-off road, it was reported.
will be ready for travel by early
summer and it will then be possible
to reach Crater lake from Roseburg
in less than seven hours.
and young men
HAVE new garments to show you
this week, fresh from the makers.
My buyers of men's and young men's
garments returned last week from
eastern manufacturing markets; some
of their selections are here, others are
To see the best and the newest in
men's wear, come to my store. Here
are the new fabrics, the new colorings,
the new patterns, the new styles. As
always, my personal guaranty attaches
to every garment Invest your money
in good appearance !
New Suits $25 to $60
Men, main floor
Young men, second floor
Morrison Street at Fourth
Clyde Dubell, 16-year-old Canyon
ville high school boy, was rendered
nconscious for more than eight
hours when he was struck in the face
y a pitched baseball.
SCHOOL EDITORS TO ELECT
State Convention to Open Friday
at University of Oregon.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eu
gene, May 14. (Special.) The time
the high school editors convention
definitely was fixed for next Friday
morning at 9 o'clock, and also a pro
gramme tentatively was arranged, at
meeting of representatives of
Sigma Delta Chi, national honorary
journalism fraternity, and the schooi
f journalism faculty.
About 25 editors were expected to
convene, at which time a state-wide
association will be formed. The high
school journalists will be guests of
the fraternities and sororities on the
campus, and will be entertained by
the journalism organizations.
President Campbell will welcome
the visitors, and others prominent In
high school and college journalism
will appear on the programme.
OPEN SHOP COURT ISSUE
Union Bakers Cited tor Alleged
Interference AVilh Policy.
SPOKANE. Wash.. May 14. Olaf
Jacobson. proprietor of a union bak
ery of this city, and Fred C. Beck
and Glenn Warner, president and sec
retary, respectively, of the local bak
ers' union, were cited today to appear
in superior court next Thursday and
show cause why they should not be
restrained from Interfering with
operation of "open shop" bakeriea
The order to show cause was Issued
by Superior Judge Blake on motion
of bakeries operated here with non
union employes. Union bakers went
on strike recently In several shops
following a disagreement over union
May Fete Is Planned.
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, Forest
Grove, Or., May 14. (Special.) A
baseball game with the Chemawa In
dians and the production of a three
act comedy by members of the sopho
more class are to be features of the
May festival held next Krldny In
honor of Queen Evelyn I. The coro
nation of the queen will be staged at
2:30. and will be followed by a pa
geant entitled "The Progress of tha
Pilgrim Spirit," depicting the journey
westward of the spirit of religious
education, democracy and freedom
from dogma and persecution.
Harbord Cousin of Salem Woman.
SALEM. Or., May 14 (Special.)
Major-General James G. Harbord, who
yesterday was appointed assistant to
General Pershing, new chief of staff
of the United States army. Is a cousin
of Mrs. Dan J. Fry, wife of a Salem
druggist. He is a nephew of Mors
Harbord, who many years ago served
as chief of police of Salem. Mrs. Fry
Is a daughter of Dr. R. K. Lee Stelner.
superintendent of the RtHte hnnpttnl.
Screen Have Given Nothing Greater Than
Ball Knocks Lad Unconscious.
ROSEBURG. Or., May 14. (Special.)
ELGIN EAGLE TO SCREAM
Fourth of July Celebration Planned
to Last Three Days.
ELGIN, Or., May 14. (Special.)
The Elgin Ad club members, 50
strong, dined at the Sommer hotel
Thursday night and discussed ways
and means of burying Old Man Gloom
and of celebrating his demise by a
full three-day Fourth of July jubilee.
Committees were appointed to ar
range for the opening of Elgin's new
ijj.ooo race track, for boxing, wres
tling, baseball and other sports, and
for speaking, eagle screaming, pink
lemonade and all the sundry concomi
tants that go to make up a real old
Several other important local com
munity projects were also discussed,
including support of the local concert
band, the Elgin baseball team and
one or two local road projects.
LEPER'S BILL IS ISSUE
Attorney-General Asked-to Decide
AVho Should Pay for Fare.
SALEM. Or.. May 14.-(Special )
Whether the Southern Pacific com
pany or Coos county shall pay the
expense attendant to the transporta
tion of an escaped leper from Port
land to Marshfield. is the question
2 SALMON NETTERS FINED
Clackamas Mt n Assessed $50 Each;
Two Others to Be Tried.
A. R. Preston and R. E. Davidson
of Clackamas county were fined $50
each at Oregon City yesterday on .a
charge of netting salmon In the
Clackamas river. They were arrested
by Deputy Game Wardens F. A. Mc
daniel, Martin Christensen and F. M.
L. W. Owen and C. M. Turpin. both
of Portland, who were arrested at
the same time, will be tried in Ore
gon City Wednesday.
. Petrograd Carmen Strike.
RIGA. Letvia. May 14. A tramway
strike has broken out in Petrograd
and a railway strike is threatened,
the Reval newspapers declare, be
cause of the reported Inability of the
bolshevik government "to fulfill the
promise of increased iooa rations
made at the time of the Kronstadt
Wedding R ings
for Brides o' 'June
Dainty rings in platinum, white gold and in green
gold. Plain Tiffany rings in 14k, 18k and 22k gold.
Diamond wedding rings in many designs.
Having bought a large package of
small diamonds at a very low price,
we are able to offer today platinum
and diamond wedding rings at figures
unheard of in Portland for many years.
Come in and see these really wonderful rings
Sterling Silver and Silver Plate
at New 1921 Lower Prices
Washington at Broadway
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Columbia Beach Pavilion
OHie Held .
and the Broadway Orchestra
' Vancouver Cars
GEO. E. KRAjii.-. C. W. STOSE
W. P. KRANER & CO.
Clothes Tailored by Kroner & Co. Embody the Utmost
in Quality and Smartness
That High Standard of Excellence on Which Our Business Is
Founded Is Strictly Maintained -2D
FLOOR COUCH BLDG. . 109 FOURTH STREET
You ma's mock the ties that hold jou.
You may scoff at the voivs Jjou made.
But the oath of love is all oalhs above.
And too strong the bond for the blade
That would rasp in twain that anchoring chain
By the current of doubting swayed.
HERE'S THE PICTURE THAT WILL MAKE
PORTLAND PEOPLE FAIRLY GASP
Playing This Entire Week
ON OUR MIGHTY ORGAN
Today's concert is the sixth of the $500 prize contest
series with a wonderful programme selected by the
El Capital Sousa
Poet and Peasant Suppe
, March From "Aida" . . . . .Verdi
Selections From "Firefly" Friml
TODAY AT 12:30