The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 01, 1919, Page 4, Image 4

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Critics of Policy Declared jn Res
ojutfons to Be Ignorant Con
3 cerning Facts in' Situation, .
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: Commissioner Kelly Back of Job;
To Meet With Public Dock
' Commission.
' Taking exception to the allegation
'mad by 3. B. Cobbf-and George H.
Shepherd, that the portjsody. had lost
It pep and had made a number of 'fool
; lsh expenditures. Captain E. W. Spencer
i introduced a resolution at the Port I
Portland commission - meeting Friday
i afternoon to neavor -to make people
juit saying "unkind thine" about the
i commission. ;. . .. '
The body was stirred inta action when
'. Captain Spencer averred that If some
; steps were not taken to frown on false
f pubilo utterances against the port com
f' mission It would soon ba. Impossible to
h get men to. serve on the board giving
' : up a great amount of their time and
j ' receiving no pay. "It will soon be im
t possible to find a man to serve on. the
I board If he la subjected to such critl
t clam, said Captain Spencer,
ji Insofar a losing pep was concerned,
f -Captain Spencer then began. to give an
outline of some of ,the reasons why the
- port commission has been held Inactive
i tor some time. I
i "Those fellows at Salem seem to for
f get that there ever wad a war and. the
government commandeered every carrier
t which had been serving the port. They
t.r also seem to forget that If there are no
. vessel here, hipping' could not be
moved, no matter how moch w.aa as-
sigped tcPortiand or any other port." -
'Ctstsre Seemed, tladeaerved
f He pointed out the fact, that W.R."
Grace .Co. was only awaiting a. defi-
tute announcement of policy by the gov
!. ernment before starting a tblg trade
. -movement- out of the' Columbia, river.
; Captain Spencer did not believe that
r. the port commission should be censured
for 'anything they hed no control over.
Concerning- the statement that the port
had spent $30,000 in one year for legal
fees. Captain, Spencer minced no words
In saying that- this announcement was
.a falsehood and 'made .by someone not
-acquainted with the facts.: He wished
to straighten out the gentleman . who
' -thus assailed the good name of seven
. loyal men. .
7 Superintendent Doyle then announced
,Jthat the records for the past seven years
;rdy showed an expenditure' totaling
124,200 for such fees. The -ridiculous
statement," said Captain- Spencer, that
; the commission spent 121,590 for rubber
, boots in investigating Columbia slough
; "wer also ungrounded,' as any expendi
turea for this class of "work were made
by the city, and the lajst work of this
' lclnd was made eight years ago."
-j, Members Resent! Attacks
; D. C, O'ReilJy felt that the commission
f should take some exception to these
statements, but felt that Captain Spen
cer's - resolution, which was made in
such a way aa to demand control of the
Publlo speech, should be amended to
: the effect that the members resented
the recent criticism.
Captain ' Spencer then continued that
. - h thought that if people made state
ments, against the board in the future
they should know that the commission
considered that they would be more
careful to use facts if they thought the
a members of the board were going to
make some objection. The resolution
. after some more discussion was then
adopted unanimously that the port rer
sent such recent statements which cen
Bured the board by their "misleading
J and untruthful" aspect to the public.
'' Commissioner Kelly Baek
George H.' Kelly was replaced on the
board after, an absence of over a year
v during which time he5 was in service
In France. Bids were opened for gro
ry and meat supplies for the commis
sion and It was . decided to accept the
lowest bid on each commodity. ,. The
;! port 'commission also decided , to accept
the dock commission's invitation to hold
,a joint session, placing the date for
; March H at 19- o'clock In the' Port of
v Portland rooms.
v Formal . acceptance ,of the , $60,000
open coaling dock was made and the
-'matter of Insurance, was referred to
& later Investigation. The matter of
tttew dredging, work? was discussed, ln-
eluding diggings at the Peninsula Lttm
ber company and the Associated Oil
piers and the-board gave its consent
to undertake this work.
- It was also decided to take back the
pilot boat Pullfzer and make all posei-
. ble haste to put her in shape for work
at. the mouth of the Columbia river
In handling the trade which the com
mission felt sure wjll be headed to
, Portland ; before long. It also decided
'to obtain a statement from the pilots
as to what they thoughts of the plan
to fix - up the boat, mother matters
.including the acceptance' of the--P.
. R., L ft P. rates for lighting the dry
'." dock tor the future was also taken
- up at the meeting. ,
'.'Proved Safe by Millions."
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The American Red Cross In Northern Russia to care for the American boys
clearing the streets of Archangel of filth. While there are no regular
streets in V sanitary condition, several squads o women are kept busy
' dirt to permit the passage, of troops and supplies.
: i
Grand" March and Speech Mak
ing Strictly Tabooj Dancing
Ojily Will Prevail.
i 1
k All the frills that usually attend the
giving of a ball have been eliminated
from the annual municipal ball at The
Auditorium, Monday evening. This af
fair, given under -the auspices of the city,
will be devoid of everything but dancing,
which, wilt prevail from 8 :30 o'clock until
the midnight hour.
Kven thfe long time honored custom of
a grand march has been eliminated by
order of Mayor Baker, who states that
grand marches are obsolete. "I have
been forced to lead many of them ; but,
having' something to say about the city's
ball, the grand march , is (eliminated,"
stated the mayor. j
Speeches, which often Interrupt a. ball
under the direction of the city, are also
on the ban, members of the city coun
cil, acting as the floor committee, hav
ing Instructions that nothing but darn
ing should be In order in connection
with the "annual ball.
The spirit of the annual ball is danc
ing for rich and poor, . one time' each
year, when all' the residents of the city,
regardless ot-creed or ' social standing,
may mingle for a few hours of enjoy
ment. , Popular prices will prevail.1
Heavy Kaitfs Make
For Splendid Crop
Conditions in Wasco
The Dalles, Mar; 1. Wheat growers
report crop .conditions have rarely, if
ever, been better at this season of the
year. The rainfall for three months has
totaled more, than 11 infches and the
ground is thoroughly wet. ;
Auto Appropriation Halted
The Dalles. Mari' 1, (The county
court and Clyde T. Bonnet, county
school .superintendent, have -locked horns
over the question of providing Mr. Bon
ney with $600 for an automobile. The
appropriation was aHvised by citizens
at the budget meeting. The court de
clares Bonney's traveling expenses are
fixed by statute and that the budget
meeting had no right to grant the" ad-
i Venn
Carrier Encounters -Big Bear
The Dalles, Mar. jl.-'-A black bear
was seen Thursday at Mill creek,,' 12
miles from this city, in a populous
farming. district of the county, bj? Hfr
bert Harrlman, a rural mall carrielC He
estimates it weighed about 250 pounds.
Bruin went on his way undisturbed!
Shopliftijag Charge Is Denied
. .. - n at ay,-- at'; at -' at at 'at '
69iGent Pair of Hose Involved
Mrs. Harriet Ethelton Is being detained,
in. Portland while Municipal Judge Ross
man vdecides whether or not he will con
vict her of the charge Of shoplifting.
Mrs, Ethelton, artistic, richly dressed,
vivid of language, j in the municipal
court Friday dramatically denied the
charge that she stole a: 9 cent pair of
hose front a sales counter at a depart
ment store. f .
Rising: from the witness chair she tMd
of her many friends In musical circles
pf the 'Kaet, of previous fat bank ac
counts in Ketchikan, Alaska, and spoke
derisively of cotton hosiery.
She said she was. to have left Port
land to fill a professional musical en
gagement, j
Klamath Will Make
Payments.Only From
Its Specific Funds
Klamath FaUs: Mar. 1. Payment of
old county warrants win be suspended
for a time. It is figured out because of
the decision of Circuit. Judge Calkins in
the suit; against County Judge Bunnell
wherein It is cited that, with the legisla
tive budget act of 1913, a general f ur.d
no longer exists. vi W.i M. Duncan, dis
trict . attorney, has suggested that the
county court hereafter keep all ac
counts separate, making payments from
funds specifically provided. It will have
the effect of placing Klamath county on
a cash basis. - ,
- '-- Club Leader Opens Ofrice
Klamath ' Falls. Mar. ; 1. Frank- W,
Sexton, the new county club, leader of
the Boys' and Girls Industrial club of
Klamath county, has - opened nia of
fice with. County Agricultural Agent H.
R. Thomast
Official of Mining
Concern Arrested
; Under Manu.Law
San Francisco, March l.r (I. N. S.)
Charged with a flagrant violation of
the Mann whits slave act. in that he
conveyed the wife of a lieutenant In the
United States navy from her home In
Duluth, Minn., to California for Im
moral purposes. W. K. aowling. secretary-treasurer
of the Feather River Gold
Mines company, was haled before Com
missioner Kralt here Friday to jgive
cause why he should not be removed to
Loe Angeles for trial.
Lieutenant C. K. Nbrthcutt, formerly
a mining man with headquarters In Du
luth, Is Cowling's accuser. The naval
officer, who brought about the alleged
white , slaver's arrest in front of the
Palace hotel Thursday evening, declares
that Gowllng lured his wife away from
home during his absence in the service
of his country.
The Northcutts have two children,
who are now living with Mrs. North
cutt's mbther, Mrs. Martin Pattison, in
Los Angeles. Federal Agent E. M.
Blanchard says that Lieutenant North
cutt denies the paternity of a third
child, now only a few months old.
California Would
Welcome Klamath
As Part of State
Sacramento. Cal., March 1. U. P.)
California would welcome Klamath
county, Or., should she be transferred
to the Golden state.
A resolution to this effect was Intro
duced Friday, jointly by Assemblyman
Ream, of Siskiyou and Doran of San
Diego. ,
"North, south and all the way be
tween, we are In favor of annexing
Klamath county," declared Doran.
"That is if Oregon will net her go."
Odd Fellows Denied
Eeduced Rail Hates
Washington. March 1. (WASHING
The railroad administration .has in
formed "Senator McNary that it. cannot
grant the request of the Oregon Odd
Fellows for reduced rates to the Grand
lodge at Salem in May. Reduced con
vention rates will be granted only to the
Grand Army and Confederate. Veterans
Printing Money
Munich, March 1. (U. P.) The Spar
tacans have seised the government
printing' house --here and are printing
bank notes.
"With John Cahalan, deputy city at
torney, cowed into silence, Deputy Clerk
Crounse fidgeting and Bailiff Carr minus
. some of his usual unperturbed dignity.
Judge Rossman took the case under ad
visement. .
Mrs. Ethelton was arrested Thursday
by Officer Craddock, summoned by floor
superintendents and a store detective.
They testified that they found the stock
ings in her muff. ' ;
In a Ions chase for a criminal. J. E.
Jones, a secret service man of Chicago,
wore one pair of shoes with Ne&un
.Soles for nineteen months. This chase
covering both ' American continents
and Australia, ended in April. 1917.
The shoes were then given a mechanic
at Clearing, 111., and were worn' by
him another seven months. ' . '
"Until I discovered shoes with
Ne&lin Soles, I bought new shoes about
every two months, said Mr. Jones, v
t Twentyrsix months of wear under
conditions such as these is indeed
extraordinary even for Neolin Soles..
But Neclin Soles are made by Science
to be especially durable. They are
comfortable and waterproof, too. You
can set them on new shoes for men,
women and children, or for. re-soling.
Manufactured by The Goodyear Tire
& Rubber Co.. Akron, Ohio, who also
make Wingfoot Heels, guaranteed to
outwear all other beels. t . -
there Is aiding in the work of
provisions made for keeping the
clearing the streets of snow and
Value of Industry Set Forth in
Defense of Mussels Shoajp
Plant Is Under Investigation.
Washington. March 1. L N. S.)
That the government nitrate plant at
Mussels Shoals, Ala,, now under inves
tigation by the department of justice,
ranked first of all the war department's
building projects in its psychological
effect up on the German war-making
minds, and thus had a tremendous in
fluence in bringing the enemy to sue for
peace, is the opinion of Colonel J. B.
Richards of Cleveland, Ohio, in a state
ment today defending charges of waste
and extravagance in the building of the
plant. j
Colonel Richards, now ; la ' civil life,
was, until the Signing pf the armistice,
in charge of contracts In Assistant Sec
retary of War Crowell's ofrice, and ap
proved the contract made with the Air
To Everv Ouies'
About tke Income Tax
On Saturday, March 1st, we are mailing, to our clients
our Bulletin No. 95 on the 1919 Income Tax Law.
which contains information on all doubtful points, f
and shows just how you or your business is affected, i
Commencing Monday, March 3d, we will have in our
office an expert to assist our clients and give infor
mation in making out their income tax statements.
Our tax expert is at your service free of charge.
V Copies of our 1919 INCOME TAX LAW will mailed upon request.
Th Premier Municipal Bond House ' ;
Telephone: Broadway 2151 ; . ' EsUblished Over 25 Years
(- . - 7' U,fl I KJ
; Saturday Night Banking
HTiiZ Savings Department of the Northwestern Na-
tional Bank, as you probably know, is . open on
Saturday evenings from 6 until 8 for the convenience
of. depositors. The new quarters of this department
are just "across the, building lobby from the. main
banking floor -and may be entered from Morrison
street or through Northwestern Bank Building en
"Banking Headquarters tor. Firms,
; , Familios and Folks"
Political Upheaval Will Put Lib
erals in Power Prediction
. of Statesmen.
By Bauett Digby .
Special Cable to The JobtbsI ' sod the Chleage
Dsu Kw.
(Coprricbt, X19. by Chieaca Daily New Co.)
Stockholm, March 1. Sweden until re
cently a stronghold of conservatism is
likely to acquire social democratic dom
ination that may mean far . reaching
changes in her political and social force
and hex economic relations with the out
side world. The landslide has gone so
far that so sound a student of political
balances as Riksdagsman Per Albin
H&nssen, Hjalmar BrantingS right hand
man, declared at Falun :
"I am convinced that the social demo
crats will be the majority party m the
riksdag's reconstituted first chamber
after this year's elections. It now seems
certain that the second chamber will
contain a socialist majority so as to
form a government. -
"Under these circumstances there is
only one possibility, namely, a pure soci
alistic government. This Is sure to be
realized in a short time and then we
shall have the parliamentary power to
realize our Ideals."
Mr. Hanssen added that this aim
would be attained without shedding a
drop of blood. His address from which
the foregoing was taken was entitled,
"Democracy or Dictatorship." It closely
differentiated between the alms of the
majority and minority socialists. Mr.
Hanssen referred with anger to the Rus
sian bolshevism. He said that the
clauses approved by all parties on the
occasion of the recent constitutional
compromise for raising the voting age
in the county council elections and also
the remaining taxation stipulations for
voters will be abolished as soon as the
first chamber is reconstituted.
Nitrates company for the building of
the Mussels Shoals project.
"I did not like the contract," said
Colonel Richards. "I fumed and fussed
at it and knew that it would lead to
waste and extravagance, but there was
nothing else to do but approve ifa. The
American Cyanide company, of which
the ir Nitrates company was a subsi
diary f was the only concern in the
United States that' had made a success
of manufacturing nitrate by the fixa
tion process, and we had to have such
a plant as scon as was humanly possi
ble. Their engineering plans were sound
and I had to approve it.
"I think the "results justify the ex
travagance. We did build the plant and
did make ourselves independent of our
only. 'other source of supply 'the Chilean
natural deposits. The Germane did not
believe this possible and the effect that
it must have had upon their minds
could be nothing else than astounding.
It knocked out one of the sole, remain
ing props of their war schedule."
" -!,-'
Is tlie Aifswer
Wins High Place in
Oratory at Q.;A'. C.
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Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis,
Mar. 1. W. p. Black, Michigan, won the
honor of college orator with his oration.
The Immutable Law," which dwelt
with the League of Nations from an
economic and . social ' standpoint. : Mr.
Black has been a student and an orator
in the Ohio Northern university and In
the University of Colorado. He Is a
member. . of . the national orotorical
fraternity. Delta Sigma Rho.
The college orator is to represent O.
A. C. at the intercollegiate oratorical
contest which will be held at the Uni
versity of Oregon on April 11;
German General Denies He Ad
vocated Annihilation of Enemy;
Heeded "Voice of People."
By Frank J. Tsylor
Berlin. March 1. (U. P.) General
Ludendorff Friday defended his course
during the war in a letter addressed to
the German people asking them "to clear
him of blame."
"I never advocated annihilation of the
enemy," he said. "I believed in ending
the war with the status quo of June,
1917. and again with the status quo of
March, 1918. Z also advocated peace
in the middle of last August, when I
realized that it was impossible to. fores
the enemy to ask for peace by further
prosecution of the war. .
"After Bulgaria broke away from the
central powers, there was no time to be
lost. It is not true that I favored al
lowing the enemy to dictate the armi
stice terms, in the hope that such a
course would cause the German people
to rise and lend thelt moral strength
to their armies' resistance so that the
enemy might be forced to of fer miller
terms. I
"I always consulted the voice of the
people before taking, military action,
realizing that the voice of the people
was the backbone of our army's morale.
"The kaiser and the crown prince both
agreed last August that tt was Impos
sible for us to win. Both of them al
ways loved and ardently desired peace."
Rainfall Above Average
Klamath Falls, Mar. 1. February in
Klamath county had 18 days up to
Tuesday on which it rained or snowed,
resulting In a precipitation of Z.24
Inches, one inch above 4 the average
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Committee Members Would, Like
to Know Third Term Po$- 1
.' sibility.
Washlneton, March i ft. S. Will
President Wilson permit the use of his
hams as a candidate for a third term?
That was expected to be one of ; the
important topics at the White House
Friday when members of the Democbatlo
national committee gathered for. lunch
eon with the president. During- the
meeting of the committee, at which
Homer S. Cummlnfcs was named' Chairman.-there
was much discussion as to
presidential candidates, and there was a
persistent demand 4o know If the presi
dent would perratt the use of his name;
Some of the members of the commit
tee, it is known, were inclined to put
the question to the president direct, for
the reason they feel the groundwork of
the 1920 campaign would be simplified
were .the answer known. - .':
Another' matter the president Was ex
pected to , discuss with the committee
men is the apparent . deadlock be has
reached with the senate over the urgent
supply bills, including the Liberty loan
measure, and the question as to the date
of the extra session. -
.The president is -also expected to dis
cuss with them their impressions as to
the country's position on the. League of
Nations, and It was regarded, as probable
he would ask them to sound out publlo
opinion in , their various states as to
the voters' view with regards to his big
gest achievement. He Will lay before
them his view that " It Is the League of
Nations pr more war," and advised them
as to the arguments In favor of Immedi
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The luncheon did not break up until
after, S :30, and following it the members
of the committee were reticent as to
what had been dlacused. The president
in said to have told them that the League
of Nations Is above politics, and hence. ,
not to be discussed at a 'political gather-(
log. '- Plans. , for the coming campaign
were outlined and it Is believed the :
president laid particular; stress upon; or-1
ganisatlon of the women voters.
It was just a chatty political lunch-(
eon. was the way one of the commltteei
officials described what had taken place.
Hood River Gives
' Pledges for SXOOO
To the Stock Show
Hood River. March 1. Within Sft.mln--utes
after O. M. Plummer, general )fnaw-
agar of the Pacific International Liye
stock exposition had alighted from the
train at the depot here, he had lsau'edi
a certificate of shares In the exposition t!
to . the amount of $1000. Hood Kiver s,
quota in. the drive for funds for the ex
position. Those-who underwrote-' the
quota for the county were. 13. F. Batten'
and A. W. Peters; K. A. Krans. the But
ler Banking company and the .First Na
tional bank.
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t . Dog Wanted for .ilurder : '
A stray dog Is being sought by the
police for murder. ' According to a report1
made by Mrs. Axel Johnson of 4540 Kaat' .
Ninetieth street, north, the dog 'entered
her rabbit pen 'Thursday night and
killed six large rabbits. The police have
been Instructed to ' pick up stray , dogs
running loose In that district.
Crowdrr , to Aid Cuba .
"Washington. 'March !. (IT. P.) -Judge
Advocate General Crowder will leave
soon for 'Cuba to assist that government)
In revising Its. .election 1 laws prelim-'
Inary to the forthcoming elections. Sec
retary of War Baker announced Friday,
Seasoned slsbwood and tnslde vwood.
green stamps for cash. ; llolman Fuel1
Co. Main 853, A-3S53. Adv. .
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