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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 29, 1923
SEVER CITY ISSUES'
NEWLY COMPLETED RADIO TOWERS BETWEEN WHICH f
CITY EXPENSE- HERE -IS
Officials Declare Portland
Costs Not Excessive.
ANTENNA OF THE OREGONIAN HIGH-POWER BROAD
CASTING STATION WILL BE SUSPENDED.
Charter Amendments Cover
FAIR TAX LEVY INCLUDED
COMPARISON IS SHOWN
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Second Municipal Court, Relief in
Property Delinquencies and
Other Matters Appear.
Seven proposed charter amend
ments have been placed on the city
ballot lor consideration November
7. Several of the measures are -well
known to the majority of voters in
the city, while there are several of
a technical nature that have not
been discussed extensively.
The first measure on the ballot
provides for a tax of J3,000,000 for
the 1927 exposition. Provision has
been made that this tax cannot be
collected until bona fide stock sub
scriptions aggregating at least
tl, 000, 000 have been paid in, and
then the tax can . be levied at the
rate of $1,000,000 a year for three
years. The measure also provides
for a commission to expend the
funds thus collected for exposition
Additional Court Advocated.
The next measure makes pro
vision for an additional municipal
court and for the machinery for
such a court if established. Mayor
Baker, who has sponsored this
amendment, declares the work of
the municipal court hasrso increased
tliat it is physically impossible for
one judge to handle the daily grist
He also-holds the revenue that a.
second court will obtain will more
than offset the additional expense.
This charter amendment also pro
vides for a payment of $2.50 for
transcripts in all cases appealed to
the circuit court.
The third measure provides
a method whereby owners of de
linquent property may get an ex
tension of time in which to pay. The
measure provides that any owner
of delinquent bonded property who
will pay at least 50 per cent of the
delinquency together with fc taxes
and other liens, may apply to the
city council before June 1, 1923,
for the right to bond the remainder
of the assessment for five additional
years. The amendment covers prop
erty bonded for improvement prior
to July 1, 1915.
Tax Reform is Proponed.
The argument made in favor of
this measure is that it will' give a
large number of property owners
an opportunity to redeem property
now held by tax title, will place
such property back on the taxrolls
and will relieve the city of the em
barrasment incident to carrying the
property on its rolls, and paying
out interest on outstanding war
rants. A simplified procedure for estab
lishing street grades is provided in
the fourth measure. ' The present
procedure in this connection is said
to be both cumbersome and im
practical. For more than four
years the city has attempted to
change the grade of Nicolai street,
but this far the change has not
been made because of inadequate
machinery from a legal standpoint.
The proposed amendment elim
inates viewers and leaves the ques
tion of changing of street grades
to the city council, with reports
from the city engineers and public
hearings for all persons interested.
Three-IHiU Levy Is Inane.
Re-authorization of the 3-mill
special levy for two years is pro
vided in the fifth measure. This
special tax twice before has been
approved by the voters, and is sub
mitted again because of a technical
point raised by the tax supervising
and conservation commission. This
same commission has 'urged the
passage of the measure on the
grounds that the city cannot be Op
erated successfully without this tax.
It is not a new nor an additional
tax. . .
The sixth measure is one sub
mitted to the voters through the
city council by the commission of
public docks giving that body
authority to lease lands in its con
trol for a period not to exceed 30
Contract Period Restricted.
Present charter restrictions make
it impossible for the city or the
dock commission to enter into con
tracts for more than two years and
as a lease is construed as a con- i
tract it has been impossible to lease
lands for industrial uses for more
than two years at a time.
It is pointed out that many in
dustrial activities would be located
in Portland if lands owned by the
dock commission, but not in use,
could be leased for long-time
The seventh and last measure pro
vides for the method of creating a
water-bond sinking fund and also
authorizes the refunding of $2,200,
000 of water bonds issued July 1
1893, and due July 1, 1923.
Bond Retirement Included.
In early days no provision was
made for the retirement of bonds
and this measure makes it manda
tory upon the city council to et
aside sufficient money each year to
insure the retirement of bonds when
due. It also places the water
bureau on its own feet, so to speak,
and does not make the bureau de
pendent on the city's financial con
dition or vice versa.
All of these measures have been
recommended by the charter re
vision commission and the city
council of sufficient importance to
be settled by the people at the pres
ent s time. Other minor charter
amendments will not be presented
to the people until the proposed new
charter is. completed.
ROSS ISLAND IS BACKED
Congestion of Other Bridges Is
Expected to Be Relieved.
PORTLAND, Oct. 28. To the Edi
tor: Following are the reasons for
my support of the Ross-island
It will relieve the tremendous con
gestion of the other bridges.
It will give 91,000 people direct
access to the west side.
It has no grade crossings, which
are so dangerous to human life.
It will cost only 35 cents for each
$1000 of assessed property valua
tion. Its building will be a long step
in making a greater Portland.
It has been approved by the city
council, county commissioners and
The city engineer, bridge engin
eer fr the state highway commis
sion and United States bridge en
gineer have passed on the plans.
225 Meade street.
I " "' J T , - A
Upper Tower standing on top of The Oregonian roof. Lower Tower
on the Northwestern Bank building.
RADIO TOWERS BUILT
BOLD WORKMEN BOLT HUGE
STEEL CHUNKS TOGETHER.
Work on Antenna Wires for New
Station of The Oregonlan
Will Begin Tom&rrow.
Hundreds of persons during the
past week turned their eyes aloft
toward the roofs of The Oregonian
and the Northwestern Bank build
ings, where the new steel radio
towers of The Oregonian high
power station were being raised.
With copsiderable interest, groups
on the street watched the bold
workmen -as- they clung to the
frames while sleet and rain pelted
against them, and bolted the big
chunks of steel "together.
Work on the towers began in the
early part of last. week. Notwith
standing the bad weather that at
tended the construction, both towers
were rapidly raised from the build
ing roofs. - By Friday both were
ready for the masts. These were
hoisted into place before noon Sat
urday. Each tower, Including the mast
above it, has more than 100 pieces of
steel in its framework.. The North
western Bank building tower,
standing on a roof 12 feet higher
than the roof, of The Oregonian
clock tower, is 98 feet high to the
top of the mast. That on top of
The Oregonian building is 86 feet
high. The tops of both are nearly
300 feet above the streets.
A special feature of the new radio
towers is the system of steam pipes
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running throughout them. Five
steel pipes, four in each corner and
one in the center, running clear to
the top of the mast, is included in
each tower. In icy weather steam
will be sent through these pipes to
keep ice from forming' on the steel
girders and weighting them down
Steel cables stretched from the
masts .to neighboring buildings will
hold up both towers and masts
against the hardest blow of wind
that might arise during the winter
months in the Willamette valley.
' Tomorrow morning will find men
stretching the antenna wires be
tween the tops of the masts. While
there are 310 feet of air space be
tween the tower tops, the actual
aerial length will be 150 feet be
tween the spreaders. Below the
antenna spread will be hung the
"counterpoise," which is practically
like an antenna, but which is used
as the "ground" in radiophone
RELIEF WORKER RESIGNS
Dr. W. D. Nickelson ' to Practice
Medicine In Portland.
Dr. W.' D. Nickelson, formerly of
Hood River, who has served a year
as American relief administration
physician In the district of Moscow,
Russia, has resigned his post and
will practice, medicine in Portland,
according to word received yester
Dr. Nickelson plans to reach Port
land about January 1, stopping on
the homeward Journey in4 India,
Egypt, China and Japan.-
Southport Coal. S12.25, keeps fire,
no soot Edlefsen's, Bdwy. 0070. Ad.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Re-authorization of -. Three-Mill
Tax to Entail No Higher
Levy for Next Tear.
Costs of operation of the principal
departments of the city are not ex
cessive, according to city officials,
who point to a comparison with the
cost of similar service in other
cities. City Commissioner Pier, in
charge of the department of finance,
has gathered figures to be used in
the city's campaign in behalf of the
reauthorization of the 3-mill tax
on November 7.
"The purpose of using these fig
ures," said Commissioner Pier, "is
to give the people of Portland some
comparisons to show that Portland
is not extravagant in city govern
ment and that we really have less
in the way of service at present
than other cities, although we have
greater area than most of these
Rise In Levy Jiot Provided.
"The three-mill' tax measure which
appears on the- city ballots not a
new tax and does not mean an in
crease in taxation next year nor at
any other time. It is merely the
reauthorization of a tax which ex
ists at this time and which has ex
isted from the time the city sprung
from a village into a big city; It
has also existed from the time that
the costs of all things making up
municipal service has gone up the
same as has the cost of living. The
matter is submitted to the voters
merelyto overcome a technical point
which might otherwise invalidate
the entire tax levy of the city for
the next year.
Mr. Pier says the real comparison
is between Seattle and Portland, be
cause these two cities are of vir
tually the same size, Seattle perhaps
being a shade larger in population
than Portland. San Francisco a.nd
Los Angeles are much larger than
Portland and Tacoma is much
sirialler. However, Commissioner
Pier has given the figures for all
of these cities.
Coast Comparisons Made.
The figures for the present year
in the principal city departments
are as follows:
Police Department $1,132,040
Fire DeDartment 1,349.260
Health Deprrlment ::::::. i'T6 8S6
Street Cleaning 128,562
NEWBERS TO BE GALA
YAMHILL TO JOIN IN ARMI
STICE CELEBRATION. ,
Community Building, Memorial
to Heroes of World War,
Will Be Dedicated.
NEWBERG, Or.', Oct. 28. (Spe
cial.) Under the auspices of Lester
C. Rees Post No. 57 of Newberg,
Yamhill county will join with this
city in celebrating Armistice day
here and will assist in the dedica
tion of the new American Legion
Community Memorial building on
The celebration will begin with
a parade at 10 A. M. and olose with
tlie dedication ball in the evening.
State Legion Commandeer Wilbur
of Hood River will deliyer an ad
dress, and other addresses will be
made by Walter L., Tooze Jr. of
McMinnville and by Albert Lough
ridge, state patriotic instructor of
the G. A. R. of Salem.
The formal programme oi dedi
cation exercises will be held at 11
A. M. Dr. J. S. Rankin, chaplain
of Lester C. Rees post and ex-commander
of the post, will preside.
At 2:30 P. M. a football game Is
scheduled at the Pacific college
field between the American Legion
and the Newberg fire department.
At 7:30 In the evening there will
be a musical programme composed
of orchestra selections by Kienele's
orchestra of Newberg-, vocal solos
and duets, and a double male quarr
tet. The dedication ball will com
mence at 9:30.
Newberg is proud of1 the new
building, which is "the first legion
building and memorial to be dedi
cated in the state. Funds for the
erection of this structure were
raised mostly locally, but a small
nart was given by the county court.
Tablets containing all of their names
appear on the front of the building
and those near of kin to the hero
dead are to be guests of honor at
the dedication. -
SCHOOL BILL CRITICISED
Private Institution Is Declared to
Have Important Mission.
A visitor in Portland during -the
last week was Miss M. Mercer Ken
dig, director of the school depart
ment of the Red Book magazine,
rmrinir her stav here Miss Kendig,
who is a Vassar girl and is greatly
interested in private schools visited
several local institutions and com
mented on the importance of keep
ing the private schools open, and
she declared the compulsory educa
tional measure to ' be a great mis
take. "The qualified private school is
the nursery of superior Intelligence
and exalted character," said Miss
Kendig, "in that - its systems of
teaching and training consider the
individuality of the intellects upon
which they operate."
Miss -itendig praised the public
schools highly but believes , that in
the private schools many of the
best innovations in education can be
tried out. -
TIRE HEADQUARTERS WON
Company to Make Portland Its
' Jobbing Center for Northwest.
The advantages of Portland as a
jobb'ng center was demonstrated
again last week when the Gates
company, of Denver, manufacturer!
of Gates super -tread tires, selected
Portland as the Pacific Northwest
headquarters for the distribution of
. Through Chester A. Moores, local
realtor, a lease was taken on a
major portion of the top floor of the
Fancy Boxes Assorted Halloween Candy Novelties. . .50-$2.50
Halloween Cream Wafers, per pound 80
Orange Snips, per pound 600
Orange Bouquet Kisses, per pound -. . 500
Halloween Bon Bons, per pound. ; . .$1.00
Orange Opera Sticks, per pound 750 '
Jelly Pumpkins, per pound ..$1.00
Glaced Fruits and Nuts, per pound... $1,50
Creamed and Chocolate-dipped Ginger, pound. .. . 1 ....... .$1.50
Assorted Salted Nuts, per pound. .$1.50
Also an artistic assortment of Marzipan Candies
miniature fruits and vegetables in natural colors.
.Halloween Dainties, per dozen $1.00
Fancy Meringues, specially decorated, pound ........$1.50
French. Pastries, Halloween decorations, each...... . . 150
SPECIALLY DECORATED CAKES "
;, any style or price to order.
HAZELWOOD PUMPKIN PIES 40c each
, Individuals, 3 for 250
MINCE PIES 40c each
Individuals, 3 for 250 ,
1 388 Washington St.
' , v 127 Broadway
three-story brick warehouse build
ing recently completed for E. D. Van
Dersal on Hie northwest, corner of
Park and Flanders street.
While in Portland H. O.Feibig of
San Francisco, Pacific coast man-
Fran. Tacoma. Lou Angeles. Portland.
2,31.ooo 'i'SJS'SVV , iSj'Xnl
2,500,000 215.539 1,767,711 064,604
l.OOO . 63,371 352,778 123.5B9
475,000 41,173 493,368 282,407
ager of the Gates companyj an
nouncd the appointment of Charles
Combs, formerly connected w'th the
factory at Denver, as manager of
the new Portland branch. All terri
tory in the states of Oregon, Wash
ington and a part of Idaho will be
served from the Portland warehouse,
where shipments will be received in
GLEE CLUB ORGANIZED
Monnt Angel Singers to Make Ap
pearance November II. ,
MOUNT ANGEL COLLEGE, St
Benedict, Or., Oct. 28. (Special.)
The glee club at Mount Angel col
lege was recently organized by the
director,- Clement Van Perre, and
will make its first appearance on
the evening of November 11, in con
nection with the , presentation of
the drama, "The Private Secretary."
Students selected for the club are:
Pianist, Led Meienberg; first bass,
Robert Kennedy, Henry Becker,
John McLean, Jack Luck. Edward
Weber. Alphonse Koppert, Roy Mil
ler and Henry Kropp; second bass,
Alfred Leu, Clyde Creighton, Garri
son Creighton, Alton Bassett and
The best popular'
varieties and the
Gold Medal roses "
of famous Euro
True to Name
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Plant Now for Flowering Next Summer
Growers of the finest roses for Exhibition or home beau
tifying depend on us for their plants.
Let us help you make your selections.
BULBS AND PLANTS "
PERENNIAL PLANTS .
- Well rooted specimens Easy to gTow Permanent.
- Excellent stock, in a vast variety.
FRUIT, NUT and SHADE TREES
Selected with utmost care. ; Finest stock obtainable.
Tulips, Hyacinths, Narcissi, Etc. Now ready Imported
Stock. FALL PLANTING CATALOG Giving Complete
Listings and Planting information on request.
S. E. CORNER FRONT
Herman ' Ostermann; first tenor,
Aloysius Terhaar, John Arrighi,
Charles Kolt, Arthur McGrath, John
Capet and Lawrence Schmidt; sec
ond tenor, Carl Dyer, Ernest Porter,
William Jentges, Aloysius Jentges,
Patrick Truedell, James Haun, Syl
vester Kinzer and George Marman.
Director Van Perre has selected
for his special quartet Carl Dyer,
lead; Charles Kolt, tenor; Alfred
Leu, bass; Henry Kropp, baritone.
Halfway Candidates Named.
HALFWAY, Or., Oct. 28. (Spe
cial.) At a mass meeting held to
nominate officers for the town gov
ernment of Halfway the following
were chosen: Guy Hughes, mayor;
T. F. Quinn, recorder; Blanche
Brown, treasurer; for councilmen,
six of whom will be chosen, J. W.
Gray, M. Updike, Harvey Foreman,
Freeman Steele, Almon Motley, W.
E. Saunders. A. W. Wheeler, B. M.
Crego, W. W. Lloyd, N. D. Brown,
A. E. Marshallsay, C. E. Reed, Will
iam Wyatt and E. E. Makinson.
Nearly all the retiring officers were
nominated, but declined to make
the race. Only one ticket Is in the
field so far.
Collegiates Elect Officers.
MOUNT ANGEL COLLEGE, St.
Benedict, Or., Oct. 28. (Special.)
At a special meeting held by the
collegiate students of Mount Angel
college Friday evening, the follow
ing were elected officers: President.
Walter Cranston, Boise, Idaho; secretary-treasurer,
Vote X 93, Can Keitaher, for city
AND YAMHILL STS.
CLEAR AS A BELL Jg
Queen Anne v
A Period Model
Without a Peer
EVER since Sonora was awarded high
est score for tone quality at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition its tone has been
steadily improved. The present-day Sonora,
typified by the Queen Anne, is so far supe
rior in tone to the Sonora which won official
recognition, that no comparison is possible.
The Queen Anne model is the happy me
dium of the Sonora line. Its construction,
latest improvements and finishing touches
which represent expensive labor but mean
so much to those who carefully choose a
phonograph, the astonishing, improved tone
quality and serviceable motors, are logical
reasons why the Queen Anne satisfies all as
to merit, superiority and value.
The Sonora is made in many other period and
$50 to $3000
SONORA PHONOGRAPH COMPANY, Ina
GEORGB E. BE10HTSON, Pnmidant
279 Broadway New York
Wholesale Distributors: The Magna vox Company,
616 Mission St, San Francisco
The Highest Class Talking
Machine in the World
v in Pyorrhea Cases
"Best Thing Used in Twenty-five
Years' Practice," States Walla
Walla Dentist Well Pleased.
"I have used Medicla for some
time In the treatment of pyorrhea,"
states C. H. Bentley, D. D. S.. 271
W. Main "t.. Walla Walla. Wash.,
"and am well pleased with its ac
tion in such cases.
"In fact I believe it is the best
thingr I have ever used for pyorrhea
in twenty-five years of practice"
Medicla is especialy convenient
and efficient as a home treatment
for this annoying disease. Packed
around the gums before retiring and
used regularly as a tooth powder, it
never fails to relieve such cases.
Sore and bleeding gums are healed
and hardened and the teeth are kept
free from the film and slimy de
posit that causes tartar and decay.
Sold at leading drug stores and by
mail from the Medicla Products Co.,
Inc., Walla Walla, Wash. One Dol
lar the package.
Clean Up Poison Soaked Kid
neys, Advises Dr. Carey.
Thousands Die Every Year Because
They Allow Poisonous Deposits
to Accumulate In Kidneys.
Don't flush your kidneys with
harsh makeshifts, says Dr. Carey;
they are too frail and delicately
constructed to treat them rough. :
For 40 years I have been using
my famous Prescription No. 777 for
kidney and bladder sickness , and
now that I have retired from active
practice I have made arrangements
with leading druggists to dispense
this wonderful prescription, at a
Beware of kidney disease thou
sands die of it every year who
ought to be enjoying the blessings
of life and health.
If you have specks floating before
the eyea, puffs under the eyes,
clammy feet or moist palms, back
ache or sideache. you ought to get a
bottle of Dr. Carey's Prescription
No. 777 right away.
., It has conquered thousands of
cases of kidney and bladder diseases
and is the medicine you xian always
lepend upon. . AH druggists. Adv.
Phonf. your want ads to The
Oregonian? Main 7070.
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A Successful Man
Among the notable" professional
men of this country who achieved
great success along strictly legiti
mate lines was Dr. E. V. Pierce.
Devoting his attention to the spe
cialty of women's diseases, he be
came a recognized authority la that
Over fifty years ago this noted
physician gave to the world a Pre
scription which has never been
equaled for the weaknesses of
women. Dr. Pierce of Buffalo, N. T..
long since found out' what is natu
rally best for women's diseases. He
learned it all through treating thou
sands of cases. The result of his
studies was a medicine called Doctor
Pierce's Favorite Prescription. This
medicine is made of vegetable
growths that nature eurely intended
for backache, headache, weakening
pains, and for the many disordera
common to women in all ages of life.
Women who take this standard
remedy know that in Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription they are get
ting a safe woman's tonic so good
that druggists everywhere sell it In
both tablet and fluid form.
Send 10c to Dr. Pierce's Invalids'
Hotel in Buffalo, N. T., for trial pkg.
Write for free medical advice. Adv.
HEAT STOPS PAIN
IN FEW MINUTES
Rheumatism, lumbago, neuritis,
backache, stiff neck, sore muscles,
strains, sprains, aching joints. When
you are suffering so you can hardly
get around, just try Bed Pepper
Nothing, has such concentrated,
penetrating heat as red peppers, and
when heat penetrates right down
into pain and congestion relief
comes at once. i
Just as soon as you applyTted
Pepper Rub you feel the tingling
heat. In three mifiutes the sore
spot is warmed through and through
and the torture is gone.
Rowles Red Pepper Rub, mad
from red peppers, costs little at any
drug Btore. Get a jar at once. Be
sure to get the genuine, with the
name Rowles on every package.