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THE SUNDAY OREGOXTAN, PORTLAND. DECEMBER 10. 1922
Effort to Split Party Is Seen
DEMOCRATS "SIT TIGHT"
la Follete's Elevaton to Head of
Formidable Group Is Rewar
for Long Services.
Regular $12.50 and $15.00
Friedlander's Quarter-Million-Dollar Sale of Gifts That Last Told of
Today in the Briefest Possible Manner for Busy People to Read
1 --Portland's-; Greatest '
Sale of "
Watches and Diamonds
BY MARK SULLIVAN. v
(Copyright by New York Evening Post,
Inc. Published by Arrangement. )
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 9
Everything that is included in the
radical or progressive movement
marks it not as third party project,
but wholly as an insurgent move
ment within the two old parties. In
fact, the description can be further
limited. The group can be pictured
accurately as air ost wholly an In
surgent movement within the re
publican party. The .number of
democrats who are associated with
it, either in the senate o'r in the
house, is practically negligible.
To the management and leader
ship of the democratic party, the
new movement causes no apprehen
sion of a party split and not much
concern of any other sort, but to
the management and leadership of
the republican party, it is the most
frequent subject of conversation and
the deepest cause of concern that
Third Party Feared. ,
Same of the republican leaders
fear the new movement may turn
into a third party. A few of the
republican leaders would like to
force the new enterprise into . the
role of a third party. - It is a sur
prising development, probably un
precedented in past phenomena of
the kind, to find some leaders of
the republican party talking grave
ly, although tentatively, to leaders
of the democratic party about the
desirability or expediency of united
action against the new move
ment. There is a type of republican,
whose thoroughgoing fidelity pic
tures parties as something like clubs
or secret societies. To this type of
republican leader, when a man or a
group goes off the reservation the
first impulse is to expel them, out
There are republican leaders who
for years have wanted to treat
Borah, for example, that way, to
"read him out of the party."
'MIennee to Society" Seen.
There is another type of conserva
tive republican leader who really
believes that the new movement is
some sort of menace to organized so
ciety. It is this kind of republican
leader whf is willing to make ten
tative proposals that the regular re
publicans and the democrats unite
against a common enemy. How
ever, both these types of conserva
tive republican leader are excep
tions. The prevailing dispositions
of the bulk of the republican lead
ers is to look upon what, happened
jast election day as one of the in
evitable vicissitudes of practical
politics and wait patiently and hope
fully for better weather. Most of
these republican leaders will recog
nize Hie practical necessities of the
situation, and will try to "ease
things along" by making consider
able concessions to the demands of
the new group.
Democrats to "Sit Tight."
As to the democratic leaders, their
conception of their best policy is to
"sit tight" and watch the factions
of the republican party fight it out.
Due to the development of the in
surgent republican group, there has
been a. definite change in the tactics
of the democrats. From a policy
practiced up to election day, of seiz
ing every opportunity to worry the
republicans, their disposition now is
to sit close and let the new group
do the elephant-baiting.
It is quite evident, for example,
that the present disposition of the
democrats is not to filibuster on the
ship subsidy bill or in any other way
to attempt to bring about an extra
sesion of congress after March 4,
against the will of President Har
ding. The democratic strategy is to
leave that sort of thing to the in
surgent group in the republican
party. The present policy of the
democrats is merely to keep them
selves in such a position as to take
advantage in 1924, first of whatever
may be the state of the country at
that time and second, of whatever
may be the state of the republan
party in that presidential year.
Chaotic State Promised.
Indisputably the state of the re
publican party in 1924 promises to
be pretty chaotic. It will hardly go
the length of a definite party split
and a separate party movement but
short of-that, there is a most strik
ing resemblance between, on the one
hand, the promise of present events,
and on the other hand, the most
serious disaster that ever happened
to the republican party.
The resemblance of this present
movement to the red insurgent move
ment of 1910 is unmistakable and it
is nowhere more clear than in the
leadership of Senator La Follette.
I .a Follette is the grandfather of all
the insurgents and of all insurgency.
Twelve to 15 years ago he was the
pioneer insurgent. He was an in
surgent when no one stood with him
A little later, when the insurgency
of 1910 began to show itself as a
group, it was from La Follette that
the recruits received their inspira
tion, and he who supplied them with
L,a Follette High Light.
Still later, when the insurgents
became formidable enough to think
in terms of seizing the republican
presidential nomination from Taft.
it was La Follette they had in mind.
It is the clearest matter of history
that in the fall of 1911, the move
ment which later resulted in the
formal progresive party, started
with the intention of making
La Follette the republican presiden
tial candidate in 1912. But two
things happened. One centered about
a speech which La Follette made at
a dinner of the periodical publishers
of America at Philadelphia. That
speech, in the particular surround
ings, was meant to launch the
La Follette presidential boom be
fore the country as a whole through
the medium of friendly editors and
owners of influential publications.
But La Follette came to the dinner
from a sick bed. and his speech
showed such a biting lack of tol
erance, and was otherwise of such
a nature as to alarm even many of
La Follette's best friends.
War Prevents Comeback.
The other thing that completed the
eclipsing of the La Follette boom
was the action of Roosevelt In
throwing his hat in the ring. For
this, La Follette never forgave
Roosevelt and Roosevelt's friends.
He took the ground that he had
been betrayed, and felt that he had
been used as the decoy to bring to
gether a. group whose real loyalty
B AT H
Just in time for Christmas
selection. Dark, rich fabrics
in soft, warm plaids, stripes and
mixed colorings, trimmed with
silk. Their outstanding quality is
so remarkable that the price does
not indicate their real value.
Here is a gift that a man appre-
ciates throughout the entire year.
For the man of fastidious tastes a
silk lounging robe is the solution to
"What shall I give him?" All robes
The finest Bar Pin in the sale is this one
a blaze of Diamonds set in Platinum, and
fully two and a half inches long. Its value
is not less than $1200, yet the sale price is
$750. A "diamond man" declared that the
diamonds and the platinum could be marketed for that
amount. Another, less elaborate of Diamonds and Sap
phires, which was $575, is now priced at $395. A smaller
one which was $60 is now $47.50. A tray-full of white gold
ones with platinum tops are priced at $11.50, though they
are really worth $15 and over. Of course there are scores
besides those mentioned in this advertisemnt today but
the foregoing will show what manner of sale this is.
(3 for $14.50)
Heavy Silk Shirts in a complete
range of stripes, colorings and sizes
the Greatest Values in local Shirt
A deposit will hold your selections until Christmas.
Portland's Leading Clothier for Over Half a Century
was to Roosevelt. La Follette did
not join the progressive party, but
played the role of a free-lance with
only his Wisconsin following and
not even all of that behind him.
When the progressive party went
out of existence, the war had begun
and La Follette was prevented from
having a "comeback" as the leader
of the last-ditch progressives-by the
fact that his course during the war
was so unpopular. This brings
La Follette's' history up to his pres
ent position. The new movement at
Washington is essentially a renais
sance of La Follette as a leader of
the progressive republicans with no
Roosevelt to make trouble for him.
Ija Follette Is Rewarded.
La Follette's present elevation as
the head of a formidable group, as
a man whom all must take account
of, is the reward of his uncompro
mising persistence in a chosen
course through a full ten years of
discouragement, almost of proscrip
tion. Under the conditions the question
is- how far can La Follette go? In
La Follette's war-time unpopularity
because of his position on the war
issues, there is no necessarily insur
mountable handicap. Politicians can
readily recover from such unpopu
larity as that. In 1900 Lloyd George,
then a member of the house of
commons, went up and down Eng
land denouncing his country's war
against the Boers. On one occasion
he escaped from a hostile patriotic
mob in Manchester by hastily bor
rowing a policeman's coat and hel
met. That was in 1900. Seventeen
years later Lloyd GeorgTe was the
prime minister of his country in
the prosecution of a new war.
TAX RELIEF DEMANDED
TJmatilla County Would Ask Leg
islature, to Act.
PENDLETON. Or., Dec. 9. (Spe
cial.) That taxpayers cannot ac
complish much in the way of budget
reductions and that attention should
be directed to the state legislature,
a committee of the Umatilla county
taxpayers' league declared. ad
dressing that body this afternoon.
General complaint was made re
garding high taxes and Judge Fee,
president of the league, advocated
the abolitibn of unnecessary state
commissions in his opening address.
Measures recommended were:
A plan for reaching wealth, now
exempt from taxation, so as to
equalize the tax burden; limitations
to insure that when new sources of
revenue are provided the new reve
nue will be used only to reduce the
present tax on property, and a more
economical state administration.
FORD DEFENDS DIVIDENDS
INTENT TO AVOID TAXES IS
SCOUTED BY MAGNATE.
Issuance' of New Slock Taken as
Business Necessity by De
BOSTON, Dec. 9. Henry Ford, vis
iting New England for the second
time'in a month to decide on the site
for an export terminal for the Ford
Motor company, said today that he
considered the present -wave of stock
dividend declarations by big corpor
ations a business necessity, but
added that his company would make
no such distribution this year.
, "We are expanded steadily," he
said. "We have a $30,000,000 pro
gramme of Improvements to be com
pleted within a year. We won't de
clare any stock dividend, only the
regular cash dividends, and we will
spend them in the same way that we
have in the past, that is, on exten
sions and improvements."
Mr. Ford said he thought the pop
ular practice of declaring stock divi
dends was "an instinctive process"
of corporations to protect earnings
that stood on the books as surplus
against an attempt by the govern
ment to get at them "when more
revenues are wanted to swell the
already large public payroll."
"I don't think that these stock
dividends declarations are a form of
avoiding legitimate taxation," he
one of these places. There are three
members of the commission.
L. D. Brown of Dallas, according
to his friends, has let it be known
he 'would like to serve the state in
the capacity of highway commis
CEILING FALLS ON PARTY
Diners Flee From Table as Plas
ter Begins to Come Down.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 9
(Special.) A dinner to which Mr.
and Mrs. Frank , Tauscher had in
vited several guests ended suddenly
before it began last Thursday when
the plaster ceiling of the dining
room fell on the table. -
The host and hostess and guests
were about to peat themselves at the
table When plaster began to shower
down about them and just as they
reached safety the whole ceiling fell
with a crash. The house had settled
suddenly and the jar loosened the
plaster. When the. Tauschers sur
veyed the wreckage they found the
floor and furniture in the room cov
ered with plaster eeveral inches
deep. The residence is at Eleventh
and Ingalls streets.
Diamond set Cuff But
tons are all reduced.
Some of platinum, some
of white gold, which is
just as effective and
which costs considerably less. For ex
ample, Solid Platinum Cuff Links, set
with four diamonds and valued at $200,
can now be had for $135. Another
pair, hammered platinum fronts with
diamonds, are $30 instead of $50 ; a
combination of pearl and platinum and
diamonds which were $60 a pair are
now $37.50, and white gold Links are
to be had for $10.50 instead of $16.
Diamond Pendants with opals "and diamonds and
p j - other precious gems are nearly half the
I VnUaniS ovaWliila m-imc! TTovo io Q Pendant at $7f
which was $125 set with cluster of dia
monds, too. An amethyst Pendant set with diamonds and
emeralds is marked $195 instead of $450, less than halt
price. Another, which contains three fine diamonds, is
marked $50 instead of $100. Less costly Pendants and
Lavallieres are to be had m solid gold for as little as a
five dollar bill.
Bracelet Here is a tray, of Bracelet Watches which
Ti t j 0 have been marked down again. Solid Gold
VV aicnes Bracelet Watch, was $150, is reduced to
) $77.50. Another which was S125 is marked
$65. A third was $80, is now $46.50. A $75 Waltham is
$48.50. A $95 one is $62.50. A fine Longines which was
$80 is now $56.50. White Gold Watches that were $40
are now $28.50, and a tray-full of Gold-Filled Watches
which are thoroughly dependable are marked to sell at
The most farming bit of vanity that? any
body could buy a Diamond Set Bracelet
Watch. Here all are reduced. A $175
Watch set with sapphires and diamonds is
offered at $95. Another of platinum and
diamonds is priced at $125 instead of $200 a third which
was $450 is priced at $325 and others that were $275 are
now $195. All reduced.
Here are Diamond Set Rings not a few Diamond
"specials," but literally hundreds of them, n
and all are reduced, and reduced in a man- Kings
ner which commands attention. A $300 Reduced
King is pncea at $iyo it nas tnree line
diamonds. Another with two stones
is offered at $136 instead of $185. A
Dinner Ring of platinum and diamonds
is reduced from $200 to $125. A Soli
taire in a Tiffany mounting is $175 in
stead of $225. A Gentleman's Ring
with a big diamond which is valued at
. $950 is now $630. Another which 18
$450 can be bought for $310. A mag
nificent stone which is set in an octag
onal setting is marked $595, though it
is worth $750. A Solitaire which
should sell for $950 is now $695. Near
ly two score White Gold Rings set with
diamonds will be offered at an even
$100 apiece though the poorest bar
. gain in the group is worth $135 and
the best is a "prize" at $175.
Another tray is filled with White Gold En
gagement Rings. They are so cleyerly set
as to create the impression that they are
large diamonds, and none but an expert
would value them at less than a hundred to
.a hundred and a quarter apiece. Yet they are all in the
sale at $78.50. And so on through the whole stock down
to the $50 rings which are now selling at $39.50.
This advertisement is too long already. And
yet it is not long enough. It fails to repre
sent the store the spirit that pervades it
the desire to help gift seekers to things
worth while, the courtesy and the good will
which the salespeople have caught from the spirit of
Christmas. All these things have contributed to the tre
mendous success of the sale. And it is a success. Answer
ing many inquiries the sale of Diamonds alone is. nearly
25 per cent greater than on the same comparative days of
a year ago. For all of which we are deeply appreciative
and profoundly grateful.
Men's Watches are
all reduced. The
$50 Elgins are now
$36.50, the $100
W a It hams are
now $67.50. The
$150 White Gold
"Lord Elgin" ia
All the Howards
are reduced in
p r o p o rtion. And
every watch in the
sale is fully guar
anteed. M e n's
Belts and Brushes
and Poker Sets
are all in the sale
and all are re
d u c e d. Literally
h u n d reds of ap
propriate gifts for
Haw- awm. i m m ri iwrni dtm t Tt.rt
-Bet. Fifth. &Sixth
Sterling silver Is
reduced to just
about the cost of
the bullion and
the making. Every
clock in the store
is marked down,
and they are the
best in the world.
All the Beads and '
Necklaces are re
duced. So are the
Klks' Teeth and
the Masonic Rings
and Charms. We
suggest that you
shop early. Make
plenty to ohoose
from. It is better
better for everybody
STATE JOBS ARE SOUGHT.
Marion County Men Covet Places
on Accident Commission.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 9. (Special.)
Reports received here today , indi
cate that D. A. Elkins of Eugene is
an avowed candidate for member
ship on the state industrial acci
dent commission. Mr. Elkins is a
democrat and took an active part
in the recent campaign.
A. M. Dalyrymple, who was secre
tary of the Maarion county demo
cratic committee during the recent
r-ampaisrn, also is an aspirant Jr
wHl be open and ready for regular
service Monday morning. John Tait,
Astoria Laundry. Adv.
Hawaii Looking for Tourists.
'HONOLULU, T. H., Dec. 9. (Spe,
cial.) Tremendous tourist traffic
is forecast for the coming winter in
California and Hawaii, according. to
reports from the mainland received
by the local tourist bureau. Felix
S. McGinnis, general passenger agent
for the Southern Pacific railroad,
Issued a .statement recently to the
effect that this year would see
greater numbers of tourists flock to
the coast and Hawaii than ever be
Highway Blockel by Snow.
BEND, Cr., Dec. 9. (Special.) The
Dalles-California highway, 15 miles
south of Bend, is blocked to auto
mobile traffic by drifting snow.
More snow fell this afternoon. .
Credit Men Re-elect Chief.
BEND, Or., Dec 9. (Special.) A.
G. Clark was re-elected president of
the Bend Credit Men's association
last night at the annual meeting
here. J. O. Gilbert is vice-president,
R. S. Hamilton secretary-treasurer,
and N. R. Gilbert and W. C. Wilkes
The Same Gas!
neats tne water !
while cooking or
baking on the
From $84.00 Up
See It Demonstrated
191 FOURTH STREET
at Reduced Prices
Mahogany Walnut Overstuffed
J.G. MACK & CO.
148-150 Park Street, Between Alder and Morrison
useful gifts for men
m. and h. h. sichel, 80 Washington
the useful exclusive articles at reasonable
prices, bearing the label m. and h. h. sichel
store, make the most acceptable
men's xmas gifts
. imported neckwear, hose, handkerchiefs,
mufflers and sweaters.
silk shirts $6 to $10
robes, smoke coats, gloves,
flasks and silk pajamas.
special fine neckwear 85c
Ol. and h. tl. Sichel
men's furnishers and hatters
exclusive but not expensive
380 Washington street, southwest corner
formerly imperial hotel building
gsg in ii f - - ijrnri
A comparison of values
will convince you that as
manufacturers we are in
a position to save you a
large amount of money on
your piano purchase.
your silent piano , for. a
Bush & Lane Reproduc
ing Piano or the famous
Cecilian Player Piano. 1
A Grand Piano for
Christmas and three years
to pay for it if you, wish.
Broadway at Alder, 5n the
Bash & Lane Building.