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THE OREGON' DAILY JOURNAL, : PORTLAND.:. FRIDAY. ' DECEMBER 21. 1017.
President Sproule Says His Road
; WoHld Merge With Santa Fej
if So Ordered by War Board.
ROLLING STOCK INCREASED
PROMOTION COMES TO "
Federal Control of Roads Is Op
posed on Ground Eresent Man
agers Know Requirements Best
San Francisco, Dec 21. (t N. S.)
William Sproule, president of the South
ern Pacific Thursday told the Mat rail
road commission that his road stood
ready to obey an? order of the war
board. Wen including one to merge with
the Sante Fe, the Southern Pacific"
principal rival. -
Sproule -was a witness In the commis
sion's investigation of wartime transpor
tation giroblems of the state.
"If the railroad war board Ordered you
to coordinate and merge with the Santa I
Fe, what would you do?" Commissioner
Edgertpn asked. - - ,
"I would obey If I received such a
positive order," was the replyt
. Sproule explained that federal laws
against ' pooling of interests' prevented
aigr closer coordination than at present
Bead's Rolling Stock Increased
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Bin 1 Hi' i wffr rtTn.m J g
Photo by Bmha.lL
V Sergeant; Carroll Wilson
- Carroll Wilson of Portland, who en
listed in the United "States "cavalry when-
war was declared on Germany in April
Sproule stated that the work of the ' v .
priority- board had increased: the South- , rMrimant! buddIv senceant for the 148th
regiment of field artillery, -6Sth brigade,
41st division. ' Sergeant Wilson' was an
office man with the Portland Flouring
mills, but has readily adapted himself
to army life and is in fine health and
spirits. . In a recent letter to his father,
W. E. Wilson, he wrote that he was
em Pacific's rolling stock from 81 per
cent of the cars it owns, in April, to
106 per cent of its ownership at present,
by sending cars to California from the
He further showed the work of the
priority board-by explaining that it had
USBAND1NG OF FOOD
NECESSARY TO MEET
SHORTAGE OF ALLIES
Recent Statements That There
Is No Shortage In France
Are Declared Untrue.
v i Bclaimed
BeeUatatioa Serrle A sere re IattaDa
. tka of Gate' at Jtailroad Crecttag Over
' XUatata Stralti Xarka Eac ef Effort.
... Klamath Falls. Or.. Deo. JL A wire
waa received hero late Wednesday from
Washington, D. C, to tha effect . that
the directors of the United States recla
mation service had officially approved
of the reclamation of the marsh land
of the Lower Klamath lake by the in
stallation , of a . gate at the railroad
eroealng over the Klamath strait. This
Is the wlndup of aa attempt by local town of Waygand, north of here.
men oovertng a period of over five years
to reclaim a tract of land opened by the
construction ot the Southern Paclfks
railroad in UOt. By the installation of
the gate which has already been com
pleted, a tract of about M.eoo acre will
be' added to the agricultural area ftf this
district. It la believed that about 44.00
acres will be available Tor pasturage
An effort will bow be started at
Washington to reduce the area of the
present bird reserve In that section and
limit it to the districts not valuable tor
Germans Blamed for fire
Whltesburg. Ky, Dec- Jl. (L N. 8.)
Oermaman sympathisers are believed
to have caused a fire which swept the
destroying mmlng and Vther. pro petty
valued at S 10,000. Armed -guards are
now on dotxi . -. - , . -
1 1 - i 5
- Returns to Home
Zurich. Dee. 2L (U. P.) The Bel
gtaa general. Lemm. who waa In com
mand at Uege, August 21. 1914. when
that f octrees waa taken by the Germans,
arrived here Thursday, back from cap
tivity. He had been In Magdeburg prison
moat of the time. General Leraan is re
turned In exchange for German prisoners.
Pacific Coast, Unit ;J;
For Better Defense
San Franclaoo, Deo. IWI N. 8.)
The whole. Pacific coast waa enlisted
Thursday In tha fight for better defenses
when a conference of the bay cities was
held In the Ban Francisco Chamber ,of
Commerce assembly room. By resolu
tion It waa voted that all cities on the
eoast and that Utah, Nevada, Montana
and Arlxona be asked to Join with the
plan to make a defensive scheme. This
waa the result of a "Bey Cities con
ference" on the report of the naval base
commission headed by Bear Admiral W.
DallasRed Cross h;
In New Quarters
Dallaa. Or4 Deo. 11 The Jtad Cros
at DaUaa baa moved Into Its new euar-.
tars la tha Uglow building, the use of
Uve room being donated them .by the
owner. Abel Uglow. A-few. days ago
the auxiliary waa changed to a branch
of the Willamette chapter at Salem, .and
has working- under It 1 different aux
iliaries In DeHae and Polk county.
Tha Christmas Red Cross drive for
Polk eounty la now well under way, with
H. I Crider acting as campaign man
ager for Dallas. Polk county has been
asked to secure 1 100 members.
ordered 1000 b,ox cars from eastern roads located at Camp Mills and said It was
to enable the Southern Pacific to move j cold and snowing, but they had plenty
an Immense quantity of barley from i of fuel, and the snow was welcomed, as
it could be banked up against their tents
and give them training for roughing it
as they will have to do later on "over
'r California to New Orleans for shipment
hi to the allies with no profit to the roads.
f. The same thing was done to permit the
'shipment of airplane wood from Ore
g'gon, Sproule testified.
Opposes Government Ownership
r Later in his testimony President
I Sproule took a firm stand against gov
I ernmeat seizure of the railroads.
I "1 am opposed to any interference with
the individuality of the roads," he stated.
"I believe tiwsre snoum De some central An Atiantic Port, Dec. 21. (L N. S.)
authority created by the government for T.i mnt.ininr td nf th
tne well oemg ana service or tne roaas, Amertc freighter Rochester, were
nut l trunk tne roaas can De Desi man- gheiied by a U-boat which had sunk their
aged by those who know best their in-.; vessei on November 2, according to Chief
San Francisco. Dec 21- Recent state
ments In American papera that there la
no food shortage In Franca and otner
allied European countries are absolutely
untrue, and militate against tne vital
success of America's food conservation
program, the food administration de
Only the most careful husbanding of
available supplies and conservation In
every American household will insure
sufficient food for aUied armlea and
populations abroad. It 1a stated.
Some of the stories publisbed are ex
plainable through misundertaanding be
tween Americana recently returned from
Europe and those to whom they talked.
Other etorles, widely printed, could not.
the administration says, have been writ
ten more completely in the Interest of
Germany it the kaiser had penned them
A cas in point In theTlrst category is
the Interview with Lieutenant Robert E.
Mackenzie of the French forces, a Can
ton. Ohio. man. on hia arrival in New
York from France. He was quoted as
savins- that white bread waa again in
evideiie In the Paris cafes.
Lieutenant MacKenxle later explained
that he said "whiter" bread and not
"white" bread. Where he waa quoted as
saying, "There appeared to be plenty of
food.", he explained that he said, "Plenty
of food for the fighting forcee."
It la true that food la available In
London. Paris. Rome and Berlin for
those who have the money to buy it.
The return of many persons from these
capttols with stories of plenty of food
has created a wrong Impression with
regard to the food situation in these
countries aenerally. The place where
the food shortage exists in the smaller
towns and cities and among the mass of
the population of the warring countries.
Three Workers Hurt;
Taken to Hospitals
i r Sianciiso ofoerit Only '
Shelled by Germans
He contended there was no war emer
gency at Pacific porta
'The war Is being conducted from the
A Mantle ports," he said, "and the only
war emergency that exists is there." .
f Forest Sales Double
Those of Past Years
Engineer W. J. Donnelly and Radio Op
erator H. F. Parsons, who arrived here
Thursday from England. The Rochester
was sunk 400 miles off the Irish coast.
The crew reached land after four days
and 18 hours of rowing and hardships.
Several men died from exposure on the
way. The captain, Erio Komerita. Is
now dying in an English hospital from
the effects of the trip.
Three workers In different occupations,
wars in lured yesterday afternoon and
taken to city hospitals for treatment.
Martin Hawkins, 706 Roosevelt street.
an- emDlove at the North Bank docks.
waa taken to St. Vincent's hospital suf
fering from severe bruises sustained
when a bundle of shingles fell on him
Oscar Peterson, 890 Thurman street.
fell 25 feet from a scaffold at the Co
lumbia River ehlpbulldlng plant and was
taken to Emanuel hospital with bad
bruises about his hips and arms.
At the Western Oregon Lumber com
oanv mill. H. Boyce, an 18-year-old em
ploye. of Llnnton. suffered a. badly
crushed hand when he caught It In
feed roller. He waa taken to Good Sam
Trousers can bo creased without re
moval from their wearer by Irona a Wis
consin Inventor has patented.
Annual reports of the forest - service
show that sales of National forest tim
ber this year are snore than double those ,
of last year, the number of feet sold ex- j
ceeding 2.000,000,000, valued at $3.715,000. 1
During the same period $1,507,303 waa
paid into the. federal treasury for 727,
000,000 feet of timber which was cut and
Much timber Is used by the settlers
'living near the forests for fuel and
building material, by the permission of
the service, and it is estimated that an
additional 113,00,000 board feet valued
at $150,000 was cut by them.
The largest timber sales were made In
Oregon and approximately 688,000,000
feet was sold.
Many are taking
advantage of the
Player Piano Music
Your choice of all classes
of Player Music at
Remarkably Low Prices.
Special Holiday Sale
Tan and black leathers in Cavalier,
Romeos, Everet and Opera styles.
$2.10, $2.65, $2.95, $3 AS, $3.95 .
Santa Claus couldn't leave a more wel
WOMEN'S FELT SLIPPERS -
$1.50, $2.00, $2.25.
MEN'S FELT SUPPERS-$1.75
CHILDREN'S RED FELT
JULIETS $1, $125, $1.50.
Second Floor, Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
That Spreads Yuletide Happiness to All;
Saturday Shoppers Can Call on the Wonderful Resources of This Great Christmas Store
Where the vast, unbroken stocks assure SATISFACTORY selection. Throughout the great Holiday Bazaar you
will find WONDERFUL GIFTS PRACTICAL, SERVICEABLE in the SPIRIT of the times at MOST MOD
EST PRICES. NEVER has this store been so well equipped in merchandise and salespeople to serve the PUB-
LIC, as today. - SATURDAY will be an EXTRAORDINARY day for Christmas shoppers.
In Addition to Our Already Augmented Xmas Sales Force
On Saturday We Shall Have the Services of the Young Men
Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson and Franklin High Schools Benson Polytechnic,
Pacific Dental College, Columbia University, Behnke Walker and Reed College
Store Will Remain Open Until 9 P, M.
We can assure you courteous service ALL DAY, but in the interest of QUICK SERVICE, please SHOP EARLY 1
in THE DAY It will help us IMMENSELY. V
tJm Merchandise of of
Dance and Popular Music
h undredt and hun
dreds of Rolls to choose
, BY THE DOZEN ' H DOZEN
Four Rolls 9S '
. in Pianos
Every- Instrument on the mu
,sicaf 'floor shows' distinct price
reductions, during the "Xmas"
"ttle of -Pianos: Contract In
struments alone excepted.
V. " . "'.I ' .-Y-; -: V I,.-
Wf Christmas . l
titf I Join the Red Cro.. I
" - t4MCfflE9El 1 tnve.t in Thrift and War Saving I
'' frsllUlfrnOrtri W Opn STBf Account for the- I
The Emplosrment of
25 Extra Salesmen
makes this your logical shopping
GIFTS for MEN
Main Floorjust Inside Washington Street Entrance.
The GIFT STORE
Offers Thousands of Gifts
at QUARTER OFF
Hundreds of Attractive Articles
50c to $15.00
The Jewelry Store
is a-sparkle with the most compre
hensive stock, of
25c to $5.00
Still Ample Time to Choose Your CHRISTMAS
And GET the BENEFIT of Our Special XMAS TERMS
. . .. - : : v
and TOW g
cJ the JlUll uJ
COATS for Xmas
of greatest importance
Wool Velour, Pom Pom, Plush
The newest, the most up-to-date
coats shown this season.
Taken from' our. own sto&s.
our best selling styles, in all v
colors, many models. .
Many Half Price, and Less
EXHIBITION AND. SALE
On Saturday We Shall Exhibit ;
x Magnificent ; ;
Kimonos and Rugs
The private collection of . a wealthy Japanese
We 'doubt if the equal of this collection has
ever been seen outside of the Orient.
Kimonos Are Priced $100 ,to $350 Each
Chinese Rugs Priced $500 to $1 200 Each
, r , . . '" ! -y : ' , fourth rioor.'
Musical Floor Seventh:-5