The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, May 13, 1916, Page 3, Image 3

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Segregation of Inefficient and
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Criminal Code Discussed.
MENTALITY TESTS URGED
Professor Ue Bnik Declares Children's
Capabilities Bnonia AKtnuua
fthen They Tint Tinier School.
That the criminal, the defective and
tha Inefficient workman Bhould be
nipped in the bud was the general Idea
at the fourth annual conference of So
cial Agencies yesterday at Reeo col
lege, -where at afternoon and evening
sessions about 300 people gathered to
hear experts discuss the need of Beg
relation of defective and inefficient
'workmen and proposed change In the
criminal code of Oregon,
At the afternoon session, which dealt
with defectives and inefficient work
men, C J. Bushnell, president of Pa
clflc university, opened the discus
sion with an address on "Society and
the Inefficient."
"Five casual conditions," he salJ
'hav brought up the question of in-
fflclncy: first, the growth or intern
fence and inventive genius; second.
th Increase of philanthropy, which is
evident In suite of the present war
third, the tremendous productive
.power ui iiiaviiino muunnj, v.
1 I - e 1 . - f.Atii(ap
rfk aiaaDDeariLiiri; ui lm
' which means the disappearance of
free land, and finally, the appearance
of monopoly.
Tendency to Perfect Democracy,
"Out of these causes there has come
a democracy, and there Is a general
tendency to attempt to perfect this
democracy."
"lie then went on to point out some
of the tremendous wastes in our
Dresent life, in every day life, in
business, and in society, through our
failure to grasp the situation as a
whole.
"We are today losing about $10,000 -000,000
a year, which means that w'e
lose about 40 cents of every dollar,
because too many of us go on the
.1 principle, or lack of principle or
every man for himself."
He was followed up by O. B.
Coldwell. general superintendent of
the Portland Railway, Light & Power
company, who emphasized the im
portance of studying the human as
well as the mechancial elements In In
dustry. "The personal make-up," he
ald, "Is also Important in getting
-human efficiency. Our modern prob
lem i.i to get expert employes, because
of the Increase in mechanical devices.
The centralization of operations makes
necessary the choice of persons ac
cording to their natural bent. Ef
ficiency consists in the application of
a well devised plan to the operation.
requires a study of human as well
.Would Care for Defective.
George A. Thatcher next showed the
resulta of letting high grade defec
tives mingle with society in general
-I v . i4af IriAil 4ViAua sa nai'ionna aihn a rA
thyBlcally adults, and yet have the
1 mentality of children of less than 12
"(years. He traced several cases where
ont member of the family was defec
ation and bred children who were also
defectives and populated the houses of
correction. These people should be
?ut in a proper home and educated as
ar as possible, as there is absolutely
'no hope for their recovery,
r "One per cent of the population of
" the United States," he said, "meaning
about a million people, are high grade
defectives. In physical life, they are
endowed .with the reproductive quali
ties of a normal person. The crimes
resulting from these high grade defec
tives are in many cases so' terrible that
'not a newspaper in the country will
publish them.
Environment Held Taulty.
"The defectives are shut in the in
, stltution at Salem, and the public
knows nothing about them. .They are
absolutely hopeless In any environ
ment, but a great deal of good would
be accomplished If the border-line
cases could be put on farms where
they could be watched and segregated
' from society in general."
V W. H.' Marlon of the Industrial Wei
fare commission of the state of Wash
ington gave a plea for the place of
woman tn the home, la a talk on
, VWhat to Do With Those Who Cannot
Earn a Minimum Wage." "I think that
ra large number of women workers
should be household assets," he said.
-"God speed the day when women will
get back to the home In some capacity
or another.
Foists Oat Duty of Society.
"The business Interests," he went
; on, "ought to be educated with a view
to giving the worker the best opportu
. ; nity possible to earp a minimum wage.
J The problem of efficiency is up to the
(school in a large degree. Society," he
' concluded, "owes it to those who can
, not earn the minimum wage to pro
vide a living for them."
Professor B. W. DeBusk of the Unl
versity of Oregon, chairman of the ses
alon, explained the need of starting
With children when they first enter
' school and testing their mentality.
' Same of them, he said, enter at the
. age of six who are not developed men
tally as Is an average ehlld of four
cr five. These must be educated for
. i some Industry where their deficient
mentality will not count and thus they
'lean be saved and society rid of a great
' burden, he declared,
n-.-t George P. Putnam, secretary to Gov
.'rnor Withycombe, concluded the ad
dresses of the afternoon with a talk on
;the cost of' the present corrective-in-stltutlona.
"Oregon pays each year,"
i he began, "about 6 76.003 for its lnsti--tutlons
to care, for the unfortunates.
-;Thls la one-fifth of the total cost of
the state administration. We are pay
ling $70,000 a year for the Institution
, ior tne ieeoie-minuea, uui oniy aDout
" 16 per cent of them are in that institu
; tlon. There is a pressing need for a
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ANNUA1? CONFERENC
OF SOCIAL AGENCIES
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Candidates Give Reasons
Statements Prepared for The Journal by Seekers of Nominations
for Election i.- the State Legislature, how Why the Candidate'
Believes He Should Be Elected and what He Expects to Accom
plish if Elected. '
AW. ORTON, candidate for liepub-
Mean nomination for state sena
tor, is 42 years of age and is an attor
ney at law. He was born in Michigan
He served a year in Cuba as first lieu
tenant of volunteers in 1898, then went
to Philippines from Portland, where he
served two years. When mustered out
he returned to Portland, engaged in
advertising and newspaper business.
studied law in University of Oregon
law school, and was admitted to the
bar in 1909. He was a member of the
house in 1909 legislature. He was
register of the United States land of
fice, Lakeview, Or., for four yeais. He
is married and a taxpayer.
"I desire to be elected to the legis
lature for the good that I believe I can
do the people of this district nd the
PTestlge that the office will give me
in return," Mr. Orton says. "I have
Jio particular ax to grind, and will try
to serve all the people and not come
particular clique or ring.
"If elected, I will endeavor to obtain
the passage of only those laws desired
by a majority of the people, as far as
I know their wishes, and give very
careful attention to all proposed legis
lation; favor laws' fostering Oregon in
dustries and developing natural re
sources, to the end that we may. have
more and larger payrolls. I am for
good roads, and will work for the re
peal of obsolete laws, and vote against
bills bearing the emergency clause un
less there is a real, urgent emergency.
I am against freak laws, and will en
deavor to expose Jokers in bills of
fered. 1 will work to keep taxes re
duced to the lowest possible minimum
consistent with the healthy growth of
the state."
HORACE G. PARSON'S, candidate
for representative on the Republi
can ticket from Multnomah county
was raised in New York state and came
to Oregon in 1902. He is 45 years of
age. Since he has been in Portland
he has worked at his trade as a cigar
maker, until about two years ago. He
Is now engaged In the manufacture of
cigars at 241 Washington street. He is
a member of the Cigarmakers' union,
K. of P. and the Maccabees.
"My desire to go to the legislature
is prompted by my interest in the Ore
gon system, under which the electors
of the Mate are enjoying a greater
measure of political freedom than in
any other state in the Union," Mr. Par
sons says. "I believe I can be of
service, because efforts were made in
previous legislatures to lessen the
power of the people, and I would vote
against any bill calculated to weaken
the Oregon ystem. There Is but little
need for more laws, but there i3 need
for the protection of the fundamentals.
I favor rural credits, state printed
text books and the working of the
industrial welfare commission."
LG. CARPENTER, candidate for Re
. pu'Dlican nomination for represen
tative from Multnoma.li county, was
born in Illinois in 1862. Came to Ore
gon with his family December, 1SS9.
He is married and has three children.
He was one of the organizers of the
volunteer fire department of Sunnyside
in 1891, and from 1890 to 1894 operated
a transfer company in Portland. From
1894 to 189(K he was a member ot the
Portland fire department,, and from
new cell house at the penitentiary, so
that it will be possible to segregate
the feeble-minded and young criminals
from the hardened crooks.
Would. Develop native Talent.
"Instead of attempting to cure men
tal deficiency." he says, "we should
pick them out when they first enter
schools, and provide special teachers
and instruction for them. They most
always have a talent in st.me direction
which could be developed "
At the close of the session a number
of dances were given on the lawn north
of the main building by the women of
the college under the direction of Dr.
Bertha S. Stuart. The program con
sisted in: An "Ox Dance" by the fresh
men; Knglish ribbon dance by the up
perclassmen: "Seven Jumps," by the
freshmen; "Tantoli," by the upper
classmen; "Weaving Dance." by the
upperclassmen; "Crested Hen," by the
upper-classmen, and a May pole dance
by the freshmen.
Jndge Oatens Presides.
The evening session was presided
over by Judge W. N. Gatens. Dean Cal
vin U. Gantenbein of the Northwestern
School of Law, opened the discussion
of the Oregon criminal code. The
speakers were all in favor of changing
it, and considering it as "a progressive
science," as Attorney General George
M. Brown of Oregon, expressed it.
Miss Eleanor Rowland, professor of
psychology at Reed college, urged the
necessity of taking curable disorders
In time, rather than going through all
the procedure at present necessary to
put a defective in the proper institu
tion. Though many diseases are to
tally incurable, she said, still many of
them could be remedied, and the pa
tients made healthy, law-abiding citi
zens, if taken In time.
Dr. Henry F. Cope of Chicago, gen
eral secretary of the Religious Edu
cation association, urged a change in
the popular feeling in criminal treat
ment. "There are five educational institu
tions," he said, "the grammar schools.
high schools, colleges. Industrial
schools and prisons. The modern idea
of treatment of criminals is not that
society should hit back when hit, but
rather reason with the offender.
Sesa Solution in Education.
"It 1b a popular delusion that we can
secure social righteousness by legal
regulation. It is a matter of education
rather than of regulation. The whole
person of the , criminal Is wrong, and
society must deal with him as a person
rather than aa a physical quantity."
Following Dr. Cope, District Attor
ney Walter H. Evans gave a short
history of the Oregon criminal code
and pointed out a large number of in
consistencies in it He advocated more
pointed changes in the code.
Attorney General of Oregon Ceorge
M. Brown concluded the addresses of
the evening by suggesting a number
of amendments to the code which he
I was in favor of. "I favor an amend-
Tke ear erirbal WercectanLire Saace
Sepd postal for free kitchen hangcrenn raining
joo new recipes .
As PERKINS. HaberTStreet. New Tor City
1898 to 1912 a member of the Portland
police and detective department. Since
1912 and at present he is engaged as a
special agent, with offices in the Wil
cox building.
He was a member of the 1913 session
of the legislature as a representative
from Multnomah county, and voted for
the workmen's compensation law, Port
land teachers' civil service act and in
dustrial welfare commission.
"I desire election to the legislature
so that I may be of service to the com
munity where I have lived so long and
where I have raised my family and my
capital is invested, Mr. Carpenter
says. "I believe that everything pos
sible should be cone to attract new in
dustries to Oregon and to foster and
encourage those we already have. To
do this, the overhead burden of exist
ing taxes should be removed as much
as possible. 'Every possible economy
should be practiced in the conduct of
the administration of the state. More
attention should be given to the aim
pllfication of the present laws than to
the Introduction of new laws, and this
is particularly true of the road laws.
"If elected, I will at all times work
for and endeavor to be true to my plat
form, which is: Constructive legisla
tion, few laws, lower taxes. Just wage
for the working man and woman( and
encourage capital to Oregon. '
ELMER E. PETTINGELL, Republican
candidate for Representative, was
boin in .January, 1883, near Hillsboro;
was raised in Salem and received his
perliminary education in the public
schools of that city. For several years
after leaving school he followed the
printing business. He took up music
as a profession, in order to avail him
self of the necessary time for the
study of law, and in 1909 entered the
Oregon Law school and was graduated
from that institution and admitted to
the bar in 1912, and since then has
been practicing law, with offices in the
Kothchild building. He is president of
the Musicians' Mutual association, dele
gate to the Central Labor Council and
Theatrical federation of Portland, mem
ber of the Lawyers' association of
Multnomah county, one of the four
candidates asked by the Central Labor
Council to seek the nomination, and his
candidacy has been indorsed by these
organizations.
"I am especially interested in the
matter of establishing a court of do
mestic relations to take the place of
the present juvenile court, also the
public welfare commission, with the
view of protecting the interests of
women and minor workers." said Mr.
Pettlngell. "If I am elected, I will en
deavor to secure the enactment of leg
islation providing for the printing by
the state of all text books used In the
public schools, to be furnished consum
ers at cost, and all other legislation
that will encourage home industries. I
will support such amendments to tax
laws as will insure just distribution of
taxation for the protection of the small
home owner; will protect the interests
of women and all other workers; will
work for a sane, workable plan of rural
credits, for legislation to improve the
methods of dealing with delinquent
children for rnnd roads without trraft.
and for'rules of order in the house of
representatives that will prevent the
corrupt practices resorted to in secur
ing special privileges.
ment to the parole law, and the enac
tion of a probation law. There should
be a penalty fixed for murder in the
first degree, owing to the recent con
stitutional amendment."
Third Session. This Afternoon.
The third session of the conference
is held this afternoon, for which the
topic of discussion is "Proposed ''ocial
Legislation for Oregon," and the chair
man will be Judge John IL Stevenson.
Tonight the question of "Health In
surance" will be considered, under the
chairmanship of Rev. William Q. Eliot
Jr. of the Unitarian Church of Our Fa
ther. At the close of the afternoon
session a short business meeting of
the conference will be held.
The final meeting of the conference
will be held tomorrow afternoon at :
o'clock, when the report of the resolu
tions' committee will be heard. Presi
dent William T. Foster will also re
port the work the recent State Con
ference of Social Agencres of Cali
fornia, which met at Los Angeles last
week. There will also be an organ
recital by Dr. Max P. Cushlng. The
regular Sunday vesper service will be
held at 4 o'clock, at which Rev. John
I H. Boyd will glv the address.
Body of Officer of
Roanoke Picked Up
Captain of City of Para Wirelesses He
Pound Zt in Drifting ZUfeboat; Is
Burled at Sea.
San Francisco. May 13. (P. N. S.)
The body of John G. Dennis, second
officer of the steamer Roanoke, which
sank off the California coast Tuesday
afternoon, was picked up yesterday
In No. 5 lifeboat by Captain G. S.
McKlnnon, or the Pacific Mail steamer
City of Para.
This news was wirelessed to the Pa
cific. Mail company. But the wireless
brought only meager details.
The City of Para left here for West
Coast ports Thursday afternoon. Fri
day she was well to the south of Port
San Luis and the boat had apparently
drifted more to the south than the
east.
The body was buried at sea. '
Captain McKinnon's message was
"Off Point Arguello about 11 miles
at 2 o clock picked up boat No. 6, of
the Roanoke. It contained one body,
Almost certainly of John G. Dennis
Height 5 feet 10 inches, weight about
170 pounds, bald headed, clean shaven.
run set of teeth, monogram ring en
graved J. G. D. and inside 'From
tiusie ."
Mrs. R. M. Coman
Of Spokane Is Dead
i I Wife
of President of Exchange Ha-
tional Bank of Spokane Passes Away
Following an Operation.
Mrs. Ruth Martin Coman, wife of
Edwin T. Coman, president of the Ex
change National Bank of Spokane, died 1
here May 10. Mrs. Coman came to
Portland about five weeks ago to un
dergo an operation. She rallied from
the first shock, but her vitality was
not sufficient to withstand the strain.
Mrs. Coman waa very prominent lh
Spokane both socially and in philan
thropic work and her many kind and
charitable' deeds have endeared her to
a large enrele of friends, both in Wash
ington and Oregon. Two sons, a little
daughter und her husband survive her.
The funeral will take place Sunday,
SENATOR CUMMINS IS
MAKING GOOD USE OF
IE
Addresses Audiences in Ash
land and Medford Thurs
day; 3 Speeches-Friday.
TO BE PRESS CLUB GUEST
Mass Meeting Will Be Held on Wed
nesday Night at Baker Theatre in
Fnrtherment of Candidacy.
Senator Albert B. Cummins of Iowa,
who is stumping the state in the in
terests of his candidacy for the presi
dency, is making good use of his time
while in Oregon. Thursday ha ad
dressed large audiences in Grants
Pass, Ashland and Medford, and on
Friday filled three engagements at
Roseburg, speaking first at 10 a. m.,
then at a luncheon, which was fol
lowed by an address to the veterans
at the Old Soldiers' home.
The Cummins party was welcomed at
Eugene on the afternoon trains by
former Iowans and other citizens.
A mass meeting in Eugene brought
out a large audience. Today, meetings
are scheduled for Albany and Corval
. lis during the day. with an evening
meeting at Salem.
Tomorrow will be the first appear
ance of Senator Cummins in Portland,
where he will be the special guest of
the Portland Press club at candidates'
breakfast.
Will See Scenic Highway.
During the afternoon the Cummins
party will be escorted to Hood River
over the Columbia river highway. A
noon meeting will be held in Hood
River on Monday, and an evening
meeting at The Dalles on that day.
Early Tuesday morning a special es
cort of Portland citizens will accom
pany the Cummins party to Astoria,
the details of this trip being in the
hands of Wallace R, Struble. A lunch
eon will be given at the Weinhard ho
tel at which Mr. Cummins will be
called upon for a short address. A
boat trip down the harbor will bo in
the afternoon, and an inspection of
the Chinook in operation will be a part
of the program. If time permits, the
Lc-at trip will be followed by an auto
mobile tour, taking in Warrenton, Sea
side and Fort Stevens. A mass meet
ing in the evening will be held In the
Astoria opera house.
At Portland Wednesday morning the
members of the party will me enter
tained at a luncheon at the Chamber of
Commerce as guests of the Portland
Ad club, with W. W. Cotton chairman
of the day. Wednesday evening a Dig
rally will be held at tne Baker theatre
at 8 o'clock, with a musical program.
followed bv addresses by senator
Cummins and others.
Much Entertainment Planned.
Previous to speaking at the rally
Senator Cummins will deliver a patrio
f l.i address at the opening Of the an
nual celebration May 17 of the Sons of
Norway. Thursday noon tne progres
give Business Men s club wm enter
tain the Cummins party at their week
lv luncheon, at which Senator Cum
mins will be introduced by Henry Wal
do Coe. Thursday evening the sena
tor will appear for a brief address at
the opening of the regular meeting at
the Labor temple, and will speaK later
at a mass meeting at the Baker the
atre, given under the auspices of the
Radiators.
Firemen Refuse to
Clean Up, Suspended
Members of Engine 3 Balk When Told
to Remove Bubblsh from Vacant Xrot
Hear Fire Station.
Six firemen were suspended yester
day for refusing to participate in
the cleanup campaign that is now be
ing waged in the city. They will be
given a hearing Monday before Fire
Chief Dowell.
The suspended firemen are J. N.
Jepson, Archie McMartin, J. Lyons,
Osier and L. E. Dudrey, all members
of eneine 3. stationed at Sixteenth and
Washington streets. Captain C. O.
Haynes in charge at the station sub- i
pended them.
It is said that the work outlined for
them and which they refused to do j
was to assist in the removal of rubbish
from a vacant lot near the fire sta
tion. Italians Announce 1
Desperate Fighting1
Attacks on Hew Poaltlona In Fleszo
Basin by Austrian Repulsed, Saya j
Official Report.
Rome, May 13. (I. N. S.) Official: :
'Along the Trentino fronts have been
artillery actions, particularly severe j
in the Col dl Lana zone.
"In the plezzo basin, the Austrlans !
yesterday attempted two attacks
against our new position on Cukla. ;
They were repulsed by our artillery
and rifle fire.
"On the Carso front there was min
ing activity. The Austrlans used liquid
fire without result."
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OREGON
Daisy Gordon Given
Her Diamonds Back
Captors of Xecaped VtIsobst Briars to
XUffct Theft and Subsequent Baton
of S20O0 Worth of Jewelry.
Daisy Gordon, well known In Port
land's night life, and landlady of the
Astor hotel. Firth and Stark streets,
was robbed of more than $2000 worth
of diamonds last October, and recov-
i ered them through the promise of John
! MacLln, a thief who was caught after
robbing rooms in the St. Charles hotel.
This robber', which was kept secret
by the police, was brought to light yes
terday by the arrest of MacLin in Mil
waukee, Wis., where MacLin fled after
bis escape with 11 others from Kelly
Butte rockpile a month aro. He prob
ably will be returned to Portland.
The Jewelry was stolen from Daisy
Gordon's rooms in the hotel early in
October. On October 19 McLin was
arrested after a flight from the St.
Charles hotel, where he was surprised
by a roomer in the act of ransacking a
room. Harbor Patrolman Jaeckel and
Detectives Hellyer and Tackabery
caught him on a float In the river.
W. A. Burke, attorney, was engaged
by MacLln to defend him. MacLin had
a record from the California peniten
tiaries and It was feared by him and
his counsel that his conviction would
mean a long term "in the penitentiary
at Salem.
At this Juncture overtures were made
for the return of Daisy Gordon's jew
elry if the prosecution of MacLin was
restricted to giving him a year's sen
tence in the county jail. The jewelry
was returned and the year's sentence
was given In December.
CRY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER TO PUT BAN
Propose to Legislate Against
Bowling Alleys and Billiard
Parlors in That City,
Baker, Or., May 13. The city com
missioners of Baker took the first steD
Tuesday to do away with the conduct
of Sunday "clubs" in Baker, tinder the
guise of which local bowling alleys
and billiard parlors have been run
lately. For nominal or no Initiation
fee, members are taken in. given a card
which entitles them to the use, with
out dues, of the "club" on Sundays for
playing pool, billiards, cards, or in
dulging in whatever pastime the par
ticular "club" offers to "members."
New Appointee Protested.
Baker, Or., May 13. The Sumpter
Wilson club, a Democratic organiza
tion of the mining town, has written
the county court in protest over the ap
polntment of S. T. Donohoe as justice
or tne peace to succeed John Spiller
resigned. The appointment was made
a few days ago. .Protest is made that
Donohoe has not qualified as to the
term of residence, having been in
bumpter but a short time.
New Road 19 Wanted.
Baker, Or., May 13. Sumpter people
have asked the county court to set a
date for a hearing on a r roposed road,
which Sumpter wants built to provide
a shorter route between Baker and
Sumpter and do away with the Auburn
hill highway, the only one now con
necting the two places.
Old Soldiers in AutD Smash.
Los Angeles, May 13. (P. N. S.)
Pinned beneath an automobile when It
turned turtle in the Ridge road, 60
miles from Los Angeles, five persons,
four of them old soldiers, were In
jured Friday. They are Harvey Dur
kee, 71; A. K. Marsh, A. T. Russell, A.
Tennant and the driver, whose name Is
Borgoyne.
UPON SUNDAY
CLUBS
ALMOST YOUR
National
comes but for orle- week in the whole year and ''during this
week only are there any reductions in the prices of our carefully
selected line of ranges.
Therefore, if you want a modern kitchen,. at a low price,
pay us a visit today; or a representative will gladly call upon
request
We are demonstrating an entirely new form of range
tonight Gome and see it-
Main 6500
STATE ENGINEER SAYS
EIS
IT
Controversy Between Lewis
and Governor Withycombe
Over Deputy Is Reopened,
SCOTT IS GIVEN WORK
Letter Is Addressed to Secretarr
of
State Oloott and Treasurer Kay
Outlining the Matter.
Salem, Or., May 13. The war be-
ween Governor Withycombe and State
Engineer Lewis broke out again Friday
afternoon over the disposition of Chief
Deputy State Engineer Cantlne, Withy
combe contending that Cantine should
have charge of the survey of the John
Day valley highway and that the com
mission had made an order to that ef
fect at its last meeting, and Engineer
Lewis asserting that Cantlne had been
authorized merely to confer with the
Wheeler county court regarding funds
and Lewis had been ordered to do ths
other work. Lewis addressed a letter
Friday afternoon to State Treasurer
Kay and Secretary of Slate Olcott ex
plaining the situation and stating that
he had already assigned District En
gineer Scott to the work.
He called attention to the procedure
necessary to make the highway legally
a state road and asserted that It is his
duty to act in the matter. He said in
his letter;
Case Is Bnewd.
I presented a resolution to the high
way commission at Us last meeting
directing the state engineer to pro
ceed with the survey of a road through
Grant county, and It was my under
standing that the fame was adopted.
Upon presentation of the minutes to
the governor, he appears to have taken
the view that such resolution was not
adopted, and that the order directing
Mr. Cantine to confer with the county
court of Wheeler county regarding
funds took care of the Grant county
surveys.
Grant county was allotted 13000 to
be expended under slate supervision
on the survey of a road up the John
Day valley with a view to its ultimate
adoption as a state road. Such action
was taken by the county court nearly
a month ago and the county is entitled
to some immediate and definite action
by the highway commission.
lhe people or John Day valley nave
contributed much time and effort to
promoting this cross state' road, with
the encouragement and cooperation of
this office. They have not confined
themselves to their own counties but
have held meetings in adjoining coun
ties, and the success of the project
seems assured. I have secured a prom
ise that the United States forest serv
ice will care for that portion of the
survey on forest property between
John Day and Unity.
Nothing would do more to throw this
firoject, which has been so successfully
aunched, and to perhaps wreck it, than
failure on the part of the commission
to enter a definite order at this time
directing that the necessary detailed
surveys be made in accordance with
the terms of the statute.
Hot State Boad.
This road is not at present a state
road. It ia the desire of the people to
have it surveyed and adopted as such,
so that state highway funds may be
leigally expended upon It. The pro
cedure for such adoption is for the
state engineer to prepare a map show
ing such main highways as in his
Judgment are of sufficient importance
to be designated as state roads and
report the same to the commission for
its adoption.
Believing the law clearly made it the
duty of the state engineer to advise
the county courts on road matters, and
assuming that the board woulfl not
hesitate to enter the proper order, I
gave detailed instructions to Mr. Scott
some time ago to proceed with the
Grant county surveys.
Mr, Scott has Just finished the loca
tion of 15 miles of new road near Bend,
and owing to right of way difficulties
delaying immediate construction, it
was my plain duty to transfer this
party to Grant county. If the com
mission differs with me as to the in-
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ANI
WITH
POWERTO RUN SURVEY
Today is almost your last chance to make your
kitchen the equal of any in the land at an unusually
low figure.
If you are not using gas, or your gas range is not
one of the new models, a visit to our salesroom this
afternoon or evening will be repaid in many hours of
added comfort every day of the year.
Gas Range
PORTLAND GAS & COKE CO.
Salesroom Fifth and Yamhill Streets
Policeman's Wife
Spends Evidence
Uentenant Karma Sad Marked Coin Is
Pocket for Safekeeping- When Spouse
Exercises Peminlne Prerof-attve,
Because Police Lieutenant Harma
wife went through hia pockets for
small change Thursday night the prose
cution of M. Shimlzu, Japanese charged
with violating the prohibition law, waa
not able to produce the marked dol
lar necessary to prove the sale. In
Municipal court yesterday afternoon
Harms, who had put the dollar in hia
pocket to keep it safe, was obliged to
confess that, he couldn't produce the
money.
Nevertheless. 8himizu was convicted
and was fined S250 by Municipal Judge
Langguth, after it was shown that
Shimisu, who runa the Hawthorne
rooming house, 262 4 First street, sold
the liquor to Tom Smith, a Yakima In
dian, after W. R. Macdonald. Smith's
employer, had Induced the Indian to
purchase the liquor.
The scheme used by the Japanese,
the evidence showed, was to cause his
patrons to register and hire a room at
the hotel. They were then supplied
with liquor. Lieutenant Harms and
Patrolmen Martin and Schum raided
the place after Mr. Macdonald had giv
en the signal that the liquor had been
sold, by rapidly snapping on and off
the electric light in the room.
CHAMPIONSHIP DEBATE
S WON BY P1EVILLE
Oregon Debating League Cup
Now Goes to Eastern Di
vision of the Association,
University of Oregon, Eugene. Or.
May 13. By successfully maintaining
that the essential features of the
Swiss military training should be
adopted by the United States, Prlne
ville high school of eastern Oregon
won from Jefferson high school of
western Oregon last, night for the inter
scholastic debate championship of the
state. The vote of the judges waa
to 1 in favor of Prinevllle.
The cup for the championship won
bv Salem last year, goes to Prlne
vllle this year. The debate tonight
was between the two champions o
the two divisions of the Oregon De
bating league.
The affirmative side waa upheld
by the Prinevllle team, composed of
Bernard Ramsey and Orville Yantse.
The Jefferson deoaters were Milton
Mason and Kenneth Armstrong. Thl
is the Jerrerson debaters rirst year
in debate. Their supporters came to
Eugene tonight on a special excur
sion.
The judges were George Neuner,
dstrict attorney of Roseburg; Fathe
O'Hara. of Portland, and William
Marshall, of Salem.
Former Saloonman Fined.
Henry Swanson, former aaloonkeep
er who was arrested a week ago by
Detectives Hammersly and Cahlll and
the moral squad, was found guilty yes
terday on charges of maintaining a
nuisance at his soft ('rink establish
ment and his residence. Municipal
Judge Langguth fined him $100 on
each charge and suspended sentence.
terpretatlon of the law and declines to
enter this order, an immediate and en
tire change in my plans will be nec
essary. I am familiar with the condltlona in
the territory through which this road
passes and appreciate the Importance
to this undeveloped region, of a thor
ough road following modern standards,
and feel that should the commission
decline to take definite action at this
time it will jeopardize the success of
this Important undertaking.
OVER JEFFERSON HIGH
LAST CHANCE
Week
DARING
CANDIDATES
TO BE SUBJECTED TO
ITI
ress Club's Esoteric Circle
Getting Inferno Properb
Heated for Tomorrow.' .:
CUMMINS WILL "GET HlS'i
Aspirants for Off lee Prom President t
Dog-Catcher to Be Blistered -
Impartially. V1
Candidates who are to attend th
Candidates' Inferno" to be given W
the Portland Press club in the Orego:
Grille tomorrow noon expect to nevei.
see the. light of day again. At leaat
some of them say this in their letter!,
of acceptance of invitations which rf
stacking up In the office of the club. ! 1
Somef the candidates havo attempt!
ed to answer the summons and invltsf
tions in a jocuiar mooa, ana 11 win p
those who will be dealt with mot
harshly, according to the mutterlnga o
the esoteric! circle which ia staging thtf
affair. r
Others have even challenged tM
mysterious circle to do its worst. 3 1
will. Only those who attend . tm
breakfast will ever know the tortured
to which those most fearless onea Wll
be subjected.
Senator Albert Cummins of Iowa
candidate for the Republican noralnb
tlon for president, has accepted an in
vltatlon to attend, and he will have
few words to say. ' I
The candidates will have to run ,th!
gauntlet from the very beginning O
the "inferno" until the last thing M
done. Attorney Frederick V. Holmsn
John L. Travis and Attorney Frark C
Hanley will hand out the "packages
to the willing candidates. The "pack
ages win not be or tissue paper aimer
The last command from the esoteri
circle Is that the candidates who ex
pect to be on hand tomorrow noon
leave word at the office of the clul
that they will attend. i
Motorcyclist Is
Painfully Injurea
aider Thrown About 60 Teet and Bf 1
fera Outs on Hud
Bead n'
Wrenched Leg.
Last evening, about 6:30, Harold
Pratt was painfully injured at Thirty
elchth and Clinton streets. whaah
was hit by a Richmond car. rrau we
on a motorcycle and both tha rid',
and the machine went Into the air foij
a short distance, and then alld alon
the pavement for about thirty fa
Into the curbing. ; J
Altogether the rider waa throw rj
about fifty feet. When Pratt hit th
curb his machine fell on top of,'hlrr?
He is suffering from a budly cut hand
an ugly gash on the forehead and
wrenched leg.
Mrs. Chamberlain Is
Visiting Her Mothei
j
New York. May U. (I. N. B.)-M
Joseph Chamberlain." widow of tbf
famous British statesman, arrived her.
Friday pn the White Star liner Adrl
atlc, after an absence from her BAtlv
land of 17 years Khe Is on her waM
to visit her mother, Mra. William Ci
Endlcott. in Boston. i.
Mra. Chamberlain waa avers to dli
eusslng the war, but emphasised he'
opinion that the allies will win. -
Her father, the late William C. End),
cott. was secretary of war under Preeli
dent Cleveland. . :v-7
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