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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX. PORTLAND, DECEMBER 10, 1923
of the war department in national
guard development he said:
"The need for harmonious co
operation between the two services
is generally recognized, a,nd the
policy adopted toward the national
guard by the war department will,
it is believed, achieve the desired
results. -The two great hindrances
to a proper and speedy development
of the national guard are lack of
sufficient funds and of. regular
army personnel for duty as instruc
tors. When these two deficiencies
shall have been corrected the or
derly development and future suc
cess of that element of the national
defense will be assured."
General Rickards added that after
a year as the first national guard
officer to be chief of the militia
bureau "it is most gratifying to be
s of Furniture at Jenning's
Street at Fifth
Street at Fifth
THE HOME OF GOOD FURNITURE"
New Governor's Appoint
ments Causing Speculation.
Attack on Law in Legisla-
FIGHT ON POLICE LIKELY
LABOR OPPOSES CHANGE
ALBERT PIKE LODGE OF MA
jVorth in Favor of State Constab
ulary While South Is Against
It and Would Abolish It.
Private Insurance Companies De
sire Chance to Write Some
of Employers' Policies.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 9. (Special.)
The selection of Governor-elect
Moore's cabinet and the organiza
tion of the next legislature are the
two important issues politically in
Governor-elect Moore has vir
tually established thimself in Boise,
and is acting governor, Governor
Davis having gone to the governor's
conference and to Washington on
an official trip. This is affording
Governor-elect Moore an opportu
nity to get into closer touch with
state offairs. He is making the
best of it, sitting in on boards, in
specting department's and ascertain-
ing where he can curb and elim-
inate to put into force and effect
his .programme of economy.
From all that can be learned Mr.
Moore is going to be a residential
governor and not a movable or
portable one, that is to say, junkets
and side trips either over the state
or out of the state are not going to
be on the programme.
It is understood that he is going
to insist upon the same policy for
the heads of every state depart
ment and others.
Many Officials Travelers.
This has not been the policy here
tofore. Governor and heads of de
partments have been extensive
travelers, until at some periods
there has hardly been an executive
of a single department in the state
Executive appointments have not
as yet been considered, according
to Mr. Moore. It is very unlikely
they will be for some time, for few,
if any, decisions can be reached
before the legislature meets, he in
timated. "I want to give very careful con
sideration to the matter of appoint
ments," he said. ''The programme
of retrenchment and economy we
intend to push will affect the sub
ject in no small degree. We want
to trim in every department pos
sible, in keeping with the reduced
amount of state work to be done.
At this time there is no telling what
the legislature will do toward this
end, and naturally places cannot be
filled until we know what the ap
pointees will be required to do"
Even this early it is apparent that
there is going to be a hard fight
made to save the state constabulary
to the abolishment of which the
republican party is pledged by the
Wallace platform. The north wants
the constabulary maintained. The
, mine owners believe that the state
would make a mistake to abolish
the state police department,, which
may be needed at any time to quell
South Against Police.
The south is quite generally
against the police and probably will
be inclined toward carrying out the
party plank, but many solons will
be found indifferent.
Among the old members in the
house is 31. I. Kiger of Kootenai
county. Kiger was speaker of the
house four years ago. He has
served several terms in the legisla
ture and is probably the most ex
perienced man from a parliamentary
K standpoint in the assembly. He
offers the best speakership mate
rial and while no definite announce
ment has been made regarding his
candidacy it is being taken for
granted that he will become a can
didate and that in all probability he
will be the next speaker.
The senate majority probably will
organize with the selection of L. R.
Thomas of Bingham county as
president pro tern. The presiding
officer of the senate will be an ex-
perienced man in legislative mat
ters, H. C. Baldridge of Parma,
L GUARD LAGS
SHORTAGE OF FUNDS KEEPS
Chief of Military Bureau Says
Citizen Soldiery Is Fully
Year Behind Programme.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 9.
Lack of funds has thrown the na.
f ' tional guard "one year behind in the
development required by congress
itself," Major-General George C.
Rickards, chief' of the militia bu
reau, declared today in his annual
"This retardation will be contin
ued during the fiscal year 1923, as
insufficient funds were provided for
that period," General Rickards add
ed. "This is regrettable in view of
the country-wide acceptance of the
national guard idea by the Ameri
can citizenship. Even in the present
incomplete state of the national
guard development, there are now
more than 2200 company units or
the equivalent thereof being main
tained in 1250 towns and cities
throughout the country. These local
organizations range in size from a
single group of 60 in a village to a
national 'guard garrison of 13.000 in
New York city and Brooklyn.
"The national guard has the sup
port of the American people. To
complete its organization is simply
a matter of money."
General Rickards said the militia
bureau looked forward to early
completion of Vnot less than five
infantry divisions and one cavalry
division, in addition to the two in
fantry divisions already federally
organized." The 27th tNpw York)
division is federally recognized
throughout, he said, while the 28th
(Pennsylvania) division is "com
plete except for the air service."
The other 16 divisions of the 18th
infantry division plan range from
9S per cent complete in the 37th
(Ohio) to 40 per cent in the 40th
t California, Utah and Nevada) di
vision. The four cavalry divisions
range from 76 per cent complete for
U the 21st (New York, Pennsylvania
and Rhode Island) to 50 per cent for
:ne 24th (Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Min
nesota, North Dakota, South Da
kota, Utah. Washington and Wyo
The progress to be made during
t!ie coming year. General Rickards
said, depended upon the ability of
state authorities to furnish suitable
armories, as well as upon federal
tunds. Regarding the co-operation
Herbert J. Wiltshire, W. M.
Herbert J. Wiltshire of The Ore
gonian mechanical forces was
elected worshipful master of Al
bert Pike lodge, A. F. and A. M.,
Friday night at a largely attended
meeting. Other officers elected
were: Senior warden, H. P. Coffin;
junior warden, George T. Brown;"
treasurer, C C. Van Gorder; sec
retary, George W. Cook; chaplain,
C. S. Brainerd; senior deacon, T.
L. Winthers; junior, deacon, At F.
Douglas; senior steward, L. P.
Hewitt; junior steward, E. L. Mc
Kalsom; tyler, Albert Sunderland.
able to testify to the earnest and
constructive co-operation of all ele
ments of the war department or the
guard in the defense problem.
"I am frank to say," he continued,
"that I believe even more firmly
than ever in the soundness of the
national guard idea. The United
States cannot have a well-developed
guard service fully trained and
equipped to take the field and at
the same time escape the payment
of the $50,000,000 a, year that
such a completely organized force
would probably cost. One must come
inevitably to the conclusion that
recently adopted measures of econ
omy with regard to the national
guard are of doubtful value and are
not in accordance with the desires
of the citizens of the United States."
OIL BUILDS SKYSCRAPER
PALACE OF MEDIEVAL ITALY
COPIED IX SAN FRANCISCO.
Great Gray Office Building, 22
Stories High, to House Offices
of Standard Company.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9. A great
gray office building, 22 stories high,
has just taken from other down
town skyscrapers the dominating
place on the San Francisco sky
line. The building a huge monument
to California oil was constructed
by the Standard Oil Company of
California, and will house the firm's
head offices here.
Architects describe the new struc
ture as a palace of medieval Flor
ence set down in modern California
and that it is perhaps the finest
office building -west of Chicago.
Down in the cornerstone repose
110 typewritten sheets, containing
the names of 16,000 men and women
employed by the company. Of these
11.000 are Standard Oil stockholders.
The area of the strdcture is 28,325
square feet, with a frontage of 137
feet on Bush street and 206 feet
on Sansome street. The total floor
area is 425,000 square feet. The
building weighs 96,985,000 pounds
and there are 12,000,000 pounds of
steel in it. The largest number of
men employed at one time was 450.
The entrance lobby, not completed,
will be finished in marble and
bronze, .with nine 20-passenger ca
pacity elevators. Granite and terra
cotta cbmpose the outer surface.
The jOth story Is peculiar in that
it conslts of a massive cornice, tak
ing up the entire floor, with win
dows concealed so as to effect the
Florentine castle that suggested the
design. Above this cornice or bat
tlement rises a classic facade two
stories high, with Ionic columns.
Various departments of the com
pany will at once occupy all but
five stories of the new structure,
being moved from the old 12-story
Standard Oil building near by.
Newspaper Man Heads Lodge.
EUGENE". Or., Dec. 9. (Special.)
-Helmet lodge, Knights of Pythias,
of this city has elected Elmer
Maxey, a local newspaper man, as
chancellor commander. Other offi
cers are as follows: Cecil Hender
son, vice-chancellor; A. E. Brigham."
prelate; A. G. Bremer, master of
work; Thomas W. Munroe, keeper
of records and seal; R. Claude Gray,
master of finance; Darwin Yoran,
master of exchequer; Emery D.
Lake, master at arms; A. Walruff,
inner guard; E. G. Cleverdon, outer
guard, and O. H. Jones, trustee.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 9. (Special;)
With the members of the Oregon
Federation of Labor united in favor
of a compulsory workmen's com
pensation act, many operators op
posed to such a law, and a .dozen
or more casualty insurance corpora
tions seeking to furnish protection
for the Oregon workers, there are
indications that a spirited three
cornered fight will be precipitated
during the next session of the leg
islature. Letters received at the offices of
the state industrial accident com
mission during the last few days
have furnished conclusive evidence
that not a few operators of the
state are not in sympathy with the
present workmen's compensation
law, and re doubly opposed to the
enactment of legislation which will
make this insurance compulsory.
Many of these operators desire to
carry their own insurance, and in
some instances there have been i
overtures to the effect that com
pensation should not be allowed
workers during the first seven days
of feheir incapacitation.
Other -operators, who apparently
are in sympathy with the casualty
insurance corporations, have ex
pressed the opinion that private cor
porations should be allowed to writ
this insurance when agreeable to
the employer. It was said that the
casualty insurance . companies will
make a fight at the next session of
the legislature to bring about this
- The Oregon Federation of 'Labor,
on the other hand,' does not propose
to have the legislature scuttle the
present workmen's compensation
act, nor pass any legislation that
will weaken its operation. Labor,
as a whole, favors the compulsory
workmen's compensation act and
probably will have a bill providing
for such a law when the legislature
As a preliminary to the course
outlined by labor with relation to
more security for the workers, the
state federation of labor in conven
tion here last September adopted a
resolution favoring the compulsory
workmen's compensation law.
"We will resist any attempt to
weaken the present compensation
law or extend to insurance or cas
ualty companies the right to provide
compensation under the act," read
the resolution. "We will secure, if
possible, the enactment of a com
pulsory workmen's compensation
law. Ifi the legislature fails to take
this 'action, then a committee will
take the necessary steps to initiate
amendments and submit them to the
people of the state for enactment."
Copies, of this resolution were
sent by the Oregon Federation of
Labor to all affiliated bodies for
consideration.. - -
Members of the state . industrial
accident commission, in a statement
today, said that while many oper
ators apparently favored doing away
with the present workmen's com
pensation law, -or withdrawing its
teeth by means of amendments,
other industries are satisfied with
the operation of the law, and be
lieve that it would be continued in
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A Wonderful Pre-Christmas Offering
of Fine Bedroom Furniture .
Only yesterday we took scores of single pieces and suites and
placed them together in one section of our fourth floor for a
holiday gift sale. The price of each single piece and of each suite
has been incisively reduced in many cases of odd pieces we have
cut the price squarely in two, regardless of cost to us.
Now you who are anticipating the giving of furniture for a home
Christmas gift will be interestsed deeply interested in this
offer. We are printing only a small portion of the articles, merely
to indicate to you the more forcibly the extent of the reductions.
$140 Three-Piece Enamel Bedroom
Suite Bed, Dressing Table and
$28.50 Walnut Bedroom Chair
$22.50 Mahogany Bedroom Chair
$125 Mahogany . Dressing Table
$95 Mahogany Dressing Table
$190 Fine Mahogany Dresser
$135 Mahogany Chifferobe S65
$185 Fine Mahogany Chiffonier
$225 Fine Ivory Enamel Dresser
$185 Ivory Enamel Dressing Table
to match S92.50.
$33.50 Ivory Enamel Bedroom
Chair to match $19.85.
$33.50 Ivory Enamel Bedroom
1 Rocker to match S19.85.
$120 Walnut Dressing Table $75.
$185 Handsome Enamel Bed
$125 Circassian Walnut Colonial
$165 Walnut Chifferette $92.50.
$145 Walnut Bed $85.
$265 Fine Walnut Chifferobe
In Enamel, Walnut and
$45.25 Full-Size Bed $36.25
$46.50 Chifferette $37.20.
$55.50 Dresser $44.40.
$64.50 Vanity Dresser
$12 Bedroom Chair $9.60.
$13.25 Bedroom Rocker
$12.00 Dressing Table Bench
MAN of the HOUSE
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father, brother? What could be more appre
ciated than some of these?
. Easy Chairs, Easy Rockers,
Reading Tables, Book Blocks,
Reading Lamps, Smokers' Stands
SPECIAL Smokers' Stand in
Polychrome, Only $6.75 ,
Handsome Genuine Leather
Plain or Wins-Back. f
Regular Price $45.
HRISTMAS GIFTS from our Gift Room! Here,
indeed, your eyes will rest upon many and many a
treasure. Let us name only a few of the things we
have here that will bring pleasure to some one:
Tea Wagons, Hall Clocks, Secretaries, Spinet
Desks, Console Tables, Upholstered Chairs, Recep
tion Chairs, Stands, Gateleg Tables, Mirrors, Music
Racks, Tables, Tabourets, etc., etc.
See Our New Reed Chairs, Rockers, Davenports
and Writing Desks in These Finishes
Pompeiian,French Brown, Ivory
What wonderful variety is here from which
to choose a gift for "her" ! - The gifts you
select now will be carefully kept until the
"day." Let us show you these splendid life
long gifts gifts of furniture !
Sewing Stands and Cabinets
Mahogany Windsor Chairs
$m0 to $42.50
SPECIAL Regular $21.50
Bridge Lamp ( complete) $15.85
Sale Now Going On
Store Open Evenings
20 to 50
McDougall Music Co.
129 Tenth Street Bet Alder and Wash. Sts.
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That must mean me" Wlflv?,
BOVRIL which contains in a highly ' W
concentrated iorm all that is good m beef
is now on sale in Portland by leading drug
gists and grocers.
A teanpoonful in a cop of not water or milk lu m wonderful
Prices: 1 oz. 30c, 2 oz. 50c, 4 oz. $1.00, 8 cz. J1.75,
1 lb. J3.00.
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