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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX. PORTLAND, DECEMBER 31. 1922
SEVER Willi FRAUD
Awarding of Contracts for
Personal Profit Alleged.
Sl-A-YEAR MEN INVOLVED
Jobs Amounting to Hundreds of
Millions Said to Have Been
Parceled Among Friends.
WASHINGTON. T. C, Dec. 30.
Benedict Crowell, formerly assistant
secretary of war, and six dollar-a-year
war-time officials of the war
department, were charged today in
an indictment returned by special
federal grand jury here with con
spiracy to defraud the government
and with delaying and defeating the
administration of law.
The seven defendants were said
by the jury to have participated un
lawfully in the award of contracts
let by the government during the
war and after the armistice involv
ing expenditures totaling hundreds
of millions of dollars and in which
eome of their number had a pecu
Those named as consiprators with
Mr. Crowell were: William A. Star-
rett of New York, engineer and ar-'
chitect, said to have been a mem
ber of the firms of Starrett & Van
Vleck and Thompson-Starrett com
pany, Inc., and later associated with
George A. Fuller company, general
contractors. He was chairman of;
the war department's committee on I
emergency construction, connected .
with the council of national defense, i
Bonton Man Involved.
Morton C. Tuttle of Boston, Mass,
said to be general manager of the
Aberthaw Construction company,
and formerly a member of the emer
gency construction committee.
Clemens W Lundorf of Cleve
land, O., saia to be vice-president
and general manager of the Crow-ell-Lundorff-Little
general manager of the Cleveland
Construction company. He also was
a merrber of the emergency con
Clair Foster, reported to live in
Canada and formerly associated
with the Thompson-Sarre and the
George A. Fuller companies, -and
also with the emergency construc
John H. McGibbons of Baltimore
and Chicago, said to have represen
ted a bonding company issuing
bonds for contractors and associ
ated during the war with the con
James A. Mean Included.
James A. Mears of Boston and
Springfield, Mass., formerly general
manager of Fred T. Ley & Co., Inc.,
general contractors to whom the !
first contract for construction of a
national army cantonment was
awarded. He was secretary to the
construction committee in the war
department dunner the war.
The indictment was the first of Us
mvestiKttuuns ol war zraud cases
iHiiittiBu uy Ai-iorney-uenerai
Daugherty. Others are expected to
follow completion of the presenta
tion of evidence by department of
justice agents, which is said to be
rapidly approaching the stage re
quired for jury examination.
After identifying the defendants,
the indictment recited at length the
emergency situation brought about
by the war and stress under which
the government labored, particu
larly emphasizing the importance to
the construction programme out of
which grew the army contonments,
huge terminals, warehouses and
Each of the seven defendants, the
indictment asserted, "conceived the
fraudulent scheme and plan of get
ting control, for their own gain,
profit and benefit, and for the gain,
profit and benefit of their past and
future clients and employers and
their friends, of the administration
of the immense emergency con
struction programme of the United
States during the war, including the
determination of the policy to be
followed, the form of contract
grossly, unconscionably and fraudu
lently favorable to the contractors
and in a like manner and to the
same extent unfavorable to the
United States . . . "
It was next charged that the de
fendants, "each knowing well all
the premises aforesaid, did unlaw
fully and feloniously conspire, com
bine, confederate and agree to
gether and with divers other per
sons to the said grand jurors un
known, to defraud the United States
by unlawfully and corruptly delay
ing, Impeding , obstructing, per
verting, prejudicing, contravening
and defeating the administration of
its laws and lawful regulations. . .
Federal Statutes Invoked.
"Violation of federal statutes re
lating to the procurement of serv
ices of contractors for the building
construction programme of the war
department was charged in one
count. In this reference the in
dictment said the defendants caused
all competitive bidding to be done
away with in connection with the
administration of substantially all
building construction, which in
volved expenditure of hundreds of
millions of dollars and included
among other things, 16 national
army cantonments, 16 national
guard camps, huge port terminals,
many warehouses, hospitals, avia
tion fields, ordnance plants and
fortifications, comprising more than
BOO separate contracts.
The defendants, it was charged,
administered laws and regulations
of the war department contrary to
true intent and in a manner not
in the best interests of the United
States, but in great part in the in
terests and for the unconscionable
gain, profit and benefit primarily
of certain favored contractors se
lected by defendants.
Army Officers Deceived.
The indictment recited the names
of numerous army officers who, it
said, were deceived, misled and
ovveridden by the defendants,
causing great waste of money ap
propriated by congress and unjusti
fiable profits to the defendants and
their associates. .
Officers regularly responsible for
the administration of construction
work found themselves out of har
mony with the plans of the conspir
ators, the indictment continued, and
were replaced by others, as a part
of the programme of the defendants
to "procure control of the deter
mination of the policy and plan to
be used in the administration of said
construction programme of the
United States by and for themselves
and the other conspirators."
In this manner, the indictment
continued, the conspirators were
"thus to be in a position to delay,
impede, obstruct, contravene, preju
dice and defeat, and were to procure
and cause to be delayed, impeded.
obstructed, perverted, contravened,
prejudiced and defeated the true
purpose and Intent of said laws and
47 Acta Enumerated.
Forty-seven overt acts were enu
merated and others without number
were charged in the general ac
cusation. One count declared that the al
leged conspirators refused during
the years 1917 and 1918 to consider
various offers made by reliable con
tractors to do any required con
struction work for the United States
at less than the ' scale of fee and
compensation procured by the de
fendants to be written into the vari
ous editions of the cost-plus plan
Another said that the alleged con
spirators, regardless of the interests
of the United States, continued to
award and cause to be awarded con
tracts for construction without of
fering any opportunity for competi
The defendants also were said to
have procured persons directly in
terested in furnishing certain
phases of materials to the govern
ment to inspect and pass upon such
materials, particularly lumber.
Qurrying Favor Charged.
While acting in the government
service, another count said, the
defendants "mal-administered the
laws and regulations of the United
States as to curry., favor with the
persons and concerns with , whom
they were dealing, 'as contractors
doing work for the United States
and particularly with certain per
sons and concerns, among which
were contractors wo were promi
nent in the construction and engi
neering industries, to the end that
each of said conspirators would and
should, and most of them did, pro-
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cure in return for such prejudicial
and favorable administration lucra
tive positions in said industries
from and at the hands of such
favored persons and concerns."
From August 10. 1917, to March
22, 1919, it was said, the defendants
"participated in the awarding of
contracts and the giving of orders
for the furnishing ... of work,
labor, services, materials, supplies
and other property. In some of
which contracts and orders some of
said defendants had a pecuniary
interest and in others of which con
tracts and ordeVs some of said con
spirators had a direct or indirect
interest in the pecuniary profits as
stockholders of corporations or
members of firms."
Daugherty Makes Statement.
' It was specifically charged that
the defendants, acting between
armistice day, 1HS, to July 1, 1919,
"procured the . ited States to be
obligated for extensive new war and
military construction, the exact
amount of which is to tfi grand
jurors unknown, but which they
charge was in excess of $80,000,000;
of which amount in excess of $11,
000,000 was to contractors selected
oy said conspirators and given such
work under the cost plus form of
contract . . ."
In a formal statement issued to
night by Attorney-General Daugh
erty, it was said the indictments
spoke for themselves and the re
sponsibility of future action now
I est fid upon the courts.
"1 feel that it would be highly
Improper for me to comment upon
a grand jury action," Mr. Daugherty
said. "It also would be manifestly
improper for me to discuss what
further similar steps may be taken
or ure in contemplation by the de
partment of justice."
CROWELL DENIES CHARGES
Army and Council of Defense-Said
to Have Approved Contracts.
CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 30. Cate
gorical denial that there was any
conspiracy or collusion in the
awarding of war construction con
tracts which he had any knowledge
of or connection with was made by
Benedict Crowell, former assistant
secretary of war, when informed of
the return of indictments against
himself and six "dollar-a-year
"There was a great amount of con
struction work to be awarded dur
ing the war," Mr. Crowell said, ex
plaining the method of operation.
"As assistant secretary of war I had
the duty of finally approving these
"A construction division of the
army was set up, and as each job
came up the division investigated
all the large contractors applying
for the job and picked out the men
they thought most capable of han
dling that particular contract.
"Their recommendation was sent
to the council of national defense,
who had to pass on it and send the
report to me.
"I made it an invariable rule to
approve the contract when the two
bodies, the council of national de
fense and the army construction di
vision, agreed on the firm most
capable of handling it."
HAZARD SURVEY BEGUN
Deputy Fire Marshals to Inspect
. Statehouse and Institutions.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 30. (Specials-
Horace Sykes and James S. Gleason,
deputy state fire marshals, have be-e-un
the task of inspecting the State-
house and all state institutions, with
a view of eliminating any fire haz
ards that may exist at the present
The report of the deputies will be
filed with the governor within the
next week, together with any legis
lative recommendations that they
mav deem desirable. Such recom
mendations, if there be any, will be
submitted to the legislature during
its next session, which opens Janu
Basin Survey Cost Up Soon.
THE OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, D.- C, Dec. 30. The
house irrigation committee has been
called to meet next Wednesday
morning to consider the bill for an
appropriation of $190,000 for a sur
vey of the Columbia basin irrigation
project. Representative Addison T.
Smith of Idaho, chairman of the com
mittee, said today that a favorable
report was expected from the com
mtitee. Only two members of the
committee are known to oppose the
bill, these being Baker of California
and Loatherwood of Utah,
ID BACK TO SEA
Storm One of Worst in His
tory, Say Mariners.
HUGE WAVES BATTLED
Steward on One Craft Falls Three
Times While Attempting to
Carry Soup to Captain.
BT JACK HATES.
(Copvright. 1A22. by The OreRonian.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. -(Special.)
With twisted stanchions straight
ened and smashed bulkheads re
paired, sofie ofthe ocean liners that
crawled into port this week, days
late and caked .with salt and ice
after battling through the most stu
pendous tempests that have swept
the Atlantic in 20 years, went out
again today to defy King Neptune
and all his works.
It is reiatrng the commonplace
of ocean peril to say that the in
coming liners reported waves 100
feet high, that the hurricane blew
at 100 miles an hour, that one wom
an's hair turned gray during the
trip, that captains spent days on
the bridge without more than a few
minutes' sleep. When these big.
general statements are made there
are still the little human things to
record, the things which throw, into
relief the immensity of the danger
through which the vessels passed
and incidentally the height of cour
age Which those dangers evoked.
Steward Takes Tumble.
There was, for example, the little
matter of Captain Henri Bolshon's
pail of soup. One of the French line
stewards started for the bridge
three times with a plate of hot
broth intended to refresh the ship's
commander after some 48 -hours on
watch without sleep or change of
clothing. On his first trip the
steward was half-way up a stair
when La Savoie put her nose into
a wave and sent both soup and
steward 20 feet down a corridor.
Upon a second attempt the stew
ard took a short cut, which led him
on deck for a moment. La Savoie
chose that moment to roll. She
rolled until her funnels were almost
parallel, with the sea, till every
thing not fastened down fell with
an appalling clatter to deck floor.
The steward slid toward the rail,
a flip of a comber washed him back
toward the, bridge ladder, which he
clutched, and when, half drowned,
he opened his eyes, the pail of soup
had vanished. His third attempt
was made during the arrival of that
sea which lifted the salon piano
from its fastenings, bore it almost
celling high and threw it against
the end of the music room. When
the tons of water had lashed
through the vessel and off again,
the steward found himself and an
empty soup pall on top of a table
outside the salon, with no very
clear idea of how he got there.
Bruised and dazed, he was relieved
by a companion, who managed to
carry the soup to its destination.
Odd Things Come to Mind.
The things a captain thinks about
at such a time are odd and not
necessarily related. The captain
thought of a hot bath. He thought
of Sandy Hook, which he earnestly
desired to behold. He thought of a
certain Christmas festival, but he
thought chiefly of how to keen up
the morale of the passengers and
crew. . Thus It happened that he
thought of music, and of music La
Ssavoie had plenty, even after the
piano had gone on its involuntary
rampage, even after some of the
instruments were smashed by being
aasned aoout the music room.
The orchestra played jazz and
such of the passengers as were able
to leave their rooms smiled bravely
at the syncopation, trying to forget
that they were "battered down" and
virtually imprisoned in a boat
which seemed -likely , to turn over
any moment.- When, the " piano
banged across the salon, where
many men and women were seated
Purser Picard managed to laugh.
Inward Quaking Admitted.
. He admits that he quaked in
wardly, for a 10,000-pound piano is
not a sate thing to have sliding
around a heaving room, but the
laugh and the few jesting words
quieted what might have become a
The chefs on the battered liner,
by the way, will tell you that the
captain's job was a sinecure com
pared with their own. But naturally
le commandants was not obliged to
dodge hot dishes and stove lids, ket
tles full of boilinfc water, nor the
red-hot angle of a stove when the
ship threw everyone helter skel
ter. Nor was it necessary for the
captain to pursue a griddle or a
kitchen spoon half the length of
La Savoie every time the ocean
turned itself inside out. The truly
difficult job, as every steward is
willing to admit. Is trying to carry
a cup of coffee to a-passenger at a
table at the far end of a dining
room afflicted with St. Vitus' dance.
One and all, however, were smiling
and urbane as they started back to
"It cannot be worse," they say.
GROCER HELD FOR ARSON
Arrest Follows Burning of Store
and Alleged Kidnaping.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 30.
Charges of second degree arson
were filed today against George C.
Clements, grocer, who yesterday
told police he had been kidnaped,
robbed, beaten and branded by un
identified assailants. He was re
moved from the city hospital to the
city jail in default of $2500 bail.
Thursday afternoon Clements re
ported that unidentified enemies,
who he said had pursued him for
months, had set fire to his grocery:
store in Ballard, a suburb. The
complaint formally charges, Cle
ments with burning his own store
and alleges that the stock carried
Clements recited to officers a list
of misfortunes which he said had
followed him for the last two years,
including the burning of his home
on the Des Moines highway during
the summer of 1921, thefts of Iwo
automobiles belonging to him and
his beating by two thugs who at
tacked -him in his store Novem
Clements was found unconscious
yesterday on a doorstep near his
homeswits strange letters cut into
his arm with a knife. The wounds
are not serious, according to physi
cians who attended him.
FARM; ITEMS GUflTAILED
CLACKAMAS MOVES TO CUT
Budget Meeting? Favors Tax In
to Legal Limit for
OREGON CITT, Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Practically every farm Item
on the 1923 budget was curtailed
today at the annual budget meeting,
attended by 700 persons. The ma
jority were farmers, who desired
to cut the tax burden. Reductions
totaling $7270 were made during
the stormy discussions, which ter
minated with the adoption of a mo
tion to increase the entire budget
to the legal limit of 6 per cent and
apply the added revenoe. in road
The Items cut from the list were
the county agent, $2300; assistant
club leader, $1750, and state and
county fairs, $1000. The salary of
the health officer was cut from
$800 to $300, but $100 was, allowed
for his expenses. One clerk was cut
from the tax department, with a
salary of $1020 and the overtime al
lowanca of $600 cut off. The salary
of the chief deputy in the recorder's
office was cut from $1200 to $1000.
The total levy for the county will
amount to about $500,000. The $30,
000 Increase voted will be applied
only on roads. When the budget was
drafted, no increase was provided
and the budget meeting was to oe
requested to vote the 6 per cent and
apply it to reduce outstanding in
debtedness. The placing of the
funds on the roads, however, filled
out the entire amount of receipts
and no fund to cut down the $350,-
000in unpaid warrants is provided.
The employment of a county
health nurse was defeated.
A resolution demanding that
Clackamas county legislators intro
duce at the next session a bill cut
ting the salary of all county of
ficials from 15 .to 20 per cent In this
county was approved. It was in
troduced by B.. E. Castro, who de
clared, that the value of farm pro
ducts had depreciated 75 per cent
and wages had dropped 30 per cent.
FRUIT POOL PRICES HIGH
Lane County Product Tops Mar
ket in Many Lines.
EUGENE, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
Fruit pools recently closed by the
tugene "rult Growers' association
indicate that the Lane county prod
uct topped the market in many
lines, according to J. O, Holt, man
ager of the association, who today
give figures on some of the pools
Royal Anne cherries, sold by
many growers for 7 cents, brought
8 cents a pound here. Sour cherries
closed at 7 cents a pound, Blng cher
ries at 6 cents, red raspberries at
6 cents and plums at 2 cents.
Last year Royal Anne cherries
closed out at a cents In the top
Raspberries sold this year at
practically the same price as last, as
did also strawberries.
DYING MAN IS FOUND
Farm Laborer, 111 24 Hours Un
der Harvester, Succumbs.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. 30.
(Special.) Nels-Anderson, who was
stricken Tuesday with paralysis at
the home of J. Coleman Mark, of
Mark's prairie, died in the Oregon
City hospital today.
This was the first stroke suffered
by Anderson. After lying for 24
hours beneath a harvester in the
Mark barn, unknown to the owner,
the man was discovered by Mark
and Otto Pelletz, after search had
been made. He was immediately
brought to the Oregon City hospital.
He was 67 years of age. He had
made his home in the Mark's prairie
country for more than 20 years,
working as a farm hand, and for 10
years had occupied a home on the
Mark farm, where he was employed.
Teacher to Take Special Work
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Corvallis, Dec. 30. (Special.)
Miss Abby Andrews, 1920 gradu
ate in home economics and graduate
student at the college this fall, has
departed for Greeley, Col., where she
will take special work at the state
teachers' college for the remainder
of the year. Miss Andrews, a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Andrews of
Corvallis, has taught in southern
Oregon and California the last two
Co-Ed Will Seek Health. , .
' OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Corvallis,. De.c. 30. (Special.)
Miss Dorothy Stover of Corvallis,
junior in home economics, who was
obliged to give up her college work
this term on account of ill health,
has gone to Tecumseh, Ok la., for
the winter. Miss Stover will stop
at Duncan, Okla., to spend several
weeks with a brother, Guy C. Stover.
Teacher Snes for Damages.
VANCOUVER; Wash., Dee. 30
(Special.) Belle Le Clair, a high
school teacher here, today began suit
against the North Coast Power com
pany of this city for $20,000 damages
as the result of a fall from a street
car operated by the company. The
accident occurred January 3, 1920,
Miss Le Clair avers.
The Oregonian publishes practi
cally all of the want ads printed in
the other three Portland papers, in
addition to thousands of exclusive
advertisements not printed In any
other local paper.
New Year's Eve
Entertainment 10 to 12
Dancing 12 to 2:30
Ml. AT DANCING PARTY
FUTURE BELLES AXD BEAUX
OF PORTLAND PARTICIPATE.
Mrs. Carrie Christensen and Vic
tor Christensen Are Hosts
at Annual Affair.
From 2 until 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon Mrs. Carrie Christensen
and Victor Christensen were hosts
at a beautiful dancing party at
Christensen's hall, the occasion be
ing an annual event of the Christ
mas' season. More than 200 future
belles and beaux of Portland parti
cipated in pretty dances and a big
audience of invited guests and par
ents of the children was In attend
The big dance hall was handsome
in its holiday decorations. Christ
mas trees stood in each corner and
at the sides of the room,, and huge
holly wreaths were placed at inter
vals festooned together with green
ery along the walls. From the chan
deliers long ribbons of crimson
floated and a profusion of cut flow
ers and greens in big vases added a
colorful note. Tneorchestra was
ensconced in a nook of holly and red
poinsettias and fern
All of the
young dancers, pupils from the
children's classes, were garbed in
their -party attire and the soft
pretty frocks of the little maids
made a most effective picture.
Besides the various interesting
class dances, exhibiting the work
of the pupils there was a charming
exhibition number, "The Messenger
and the Maid," interpreted cleverly
by Katherine Cole and Florence
Nelson in costume.
At the conclusion of the festivities
a big Santa appeared from some
where with a great pack of candies
and favors for the young guests.
A Christmas party of similar na
ture was held on Friday evening for
me nign scnool dancing classes and
another party earlier in the week
for the members of the adult classes.
BUREAU CHIEF RETAINED
Linn County Farm Organization
ALBANY, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
Clarence H. Brown of Shedd was
re-elected president of the Linn
county farm bureau for the coming
year at the annual meeting held here
today. Other officers named were:
W. R. Daugherty of Lebanon, vice
president, and T. J. Jackson of Har
risburg, L. E. Gilkey of Scio and L.
E. Arnold of Lebanon, executive
committeemen. A secretary-treasurer
will be appointed at the first
meeting of the executive committee.
The business transacted included
the reduction of annual membership
dues from $10 to $5; approval of
better and more Btrict enforcement
of the Canada thistle law and adop
tion of a compulsory tuberculosis
testing law for Linn county. A
committee will call on the next ses
sion of the Btate legislature to sub
mit a new thistle and tuberculin test
BRIDGE FUND IS UPHELD
Douglas . Court Within Rights,
ROSEBURG, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) The Douglas county court
was within tts rights when it in
cluded in the budget the item of
$10,000 for construction and main
tenance of bridges, in addition to
the regular road and bridge fund,
according to an opinion received to
day from Attorney-General Van
Winkle, The Douglas county tax
payers' league challenged the au
thority of the county court to make
separate levies for the road fund
and for the county bridge fund.
The attorney-general, in his opin
ion, held that the various road laws
governing these matters are cumu
lative in effect and that the county
court clearly has the right to spec
ify the various items for which
money is to be expended.
JUDGES TO GIVE LIMIT
Eugene Courts Decide to Deal
Bootleggers Heavy Jolts.
EUGENE, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
As New Year's resolutions' both
Judge Jesse G. Wells, of the Eugene
justice court, and Judge Alta King,
of the police court here, announced
today that they had decided that
throughout 1923 they would impose
the limit penalty on all bootleggers
In cases where the family of the
man accused will not be made to
suffer by reason of his paying a I
Judge Wells today started to carry
out his resolution when he fined
Jack Fulton, who had pleaded guilty
to unlawful possession of liquor,
$,500 -and sentenced him to six 1 cial.) The Oregon Agricultural col
monthg in jail. The city ordinance "lege contingent home for the holi
covering bootlegging does not pro- days, together with resident alumni
' ' ' I
I Norman Brothers
f are tailors to men who
' v J seek correctness as well
i ' j as distinction in formal
I ' j and semi-formal evening
S ,. wear.
II J May the new year bring
, a full measure of hap-
! ! piness and prosperity
I to all.
j . 103-108 Mezzanine tfe.
Floor, Northwestern , SSg
; -gJ.JJ SSL.q " Bank Building
vide a jail sentence but a fine of
from $20 to $200. Judge King said
he would see that the maximum
fine is imposed as often as possible.
FINE PAID BY WINBURN
Ashland Man of Recent Political
Fame Decides to Settle.
ASHLAND, Or., ' Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Jesse Winburn, who skyrock
eted into fame during the political
campaign, today paid a fine of $200
levied in the justice court on a
charge of violating a city ordinance
prohibiting picnicking in the Ash
The fine was assessed about two
months ago, at which time Mr. Win
burn announced he would appeal the
decision of the lower court.
Charges against Frank Farrell,
Medford attorney, now acting as
justice of the peace, and B, M. Pot
ter, a local taxi man, were ordered
dismissed by William M. Briggs,
Creswell Scholars Hear of Ad
vantages of College.
CRESWELL, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe-
To all new owners of Victrolas
and an invitation!
Victrola owners! A splendid
possession is yours a joy
that began with Christmas
and will last for many a year.
And now that the whole world of
music is yours, with every dance floor,
concert stage and opera house opening
directly into your home, remember that
the only limit to your enjoyment is the
limit to your records.
A splendid Victor record service is
maintained by this store. Trained dem
onstrators are always happy to play Victor
records for you.
Come in any time and hear your favorite records.
Victrolas $25 to $1500; convenient terms.
Sherman jpiay & Co.
Sixth and Morrison Street!
8ATTT H - TACOMA - SPOKANE
and ex-attendants, at the college,
tendered a reception to the senior
and junior classes of the high school
Friday night at the high school. The
arrangements were In charge of
Miss Zella Steele, a member of the
senior class at Oregon Agricultural
The rooms were decorated with
the high school colors, maroon and
black, together with the college
colors, orange and black. The guests
were first taken to a moving pic
ture show. Returning to the school,
they were told of the advantages
offered at Oregon Agricultural col
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at Attractive Prices
Transfer cases that stacJNjs high
as you like that remain rigid
when loaded to capacity that
are individual units, yet' interlock
with others that are perma
nent, sanitary and fire-resisting.1
And the price is right See us be;
fore you buy. .
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391 STARK ST. AT TENTH
lege by William Sedgwick, a senior
at the college.
Major-General Wright Retires.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 30.
Retirement from active duty of
Major-General William M. Wright
on account of disability was an
nounced today by the war depart
ment. He has been in the service 40
years, during which time he com
manded successively the ninth corps
area with headquarters at San
Francisco, the Philippine depart
ment and, the 89th division In
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