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THE OREGON ' SUNDAY JOURNAL. PORTLAND. SUNDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 31. 1820.
LAUD GIVES 1
Portland Boy of 14 Is Youngest
' Student Enrolled; Wears Knee
- Trousers, but Likes Athletics.
PORTLAND FRESH IE AT
WHITMAN IS ONLY 14
' Whitman College. Walla Walla,
Wah., Oct. 30. College students
and dignified professors at Whitman
college were rudely jolted this fall
whejn Gall Miller Williams of Port
land, Or., 14 years old, wearing knee
trouaera. flnlorerl Whitman as a reir-
ularly registered college freshman.
Oail is the youngest freshman en
rolled in any college or university
of the Northwest, as far as can be
, 'Oail is slightly under 5 feet In height,
wears knee trousers and stockings, the
same as any other 14-year-old boy, and
despite his attainment Is not a bit "stuck
up" or spoiled. There Is nothing ab
normal about young Williams, and be
cause of his vociferousnj88 and pep, the
older college students have nick-named
him "Squeak." H plays baseball, bas
ketball, tennis and other nports Just like
any other boy, and despite his advunced
mentality he is not undeveloped physi
cally, as might be expected.
. Oail Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
WiUJams, has no brothers, but has one
alster, Ksther, who la also a freshman
at Whitman. She is 17. In Portland he
graduated from the Creston grammar
school, then moved with his folks to
Weston, Or., where he attended high
school, completing grammar school at
the age of 11 and entering high school,
at the time when most boys are but half
way through the grades.
According to Professor W. R. Davis,
dean of men, "Gall Is a bright lad and
has not been spoiled or pampered on
account of his age, being- Just a normal,
modest, unassuming boy, and alive to
everything that goes on. The aean also
declared that the example of young
Williams being a college freshman at
the age of 14, Is one of the few in
stances throughout the country.
Timber Fellers Are
Called From Camps
Dee, Or., Oct 30. The timber fallers
in the camps of the Oregon Lumber
company have been called in, owing
to the approach of winter. Timber
enough Is- down to keep the mill run
ning another month, by which time
snow .and cold will cause suspension of
operations until spring. The yard con
tains more than &. 000. 000 feet of lum
ber, plied and ready for market. The
company's camps are in the vicinity
of Lost lake.
HERBKRT ffOBDOS KOB MATOR
Reports from every district in the city,
excepting the north end, show rapldly
. growing Oordon-for-Mayor strength.
(Paid advertisement Gordon-for-Mayor
club : Ralph Coan, pres. : C. C. Stout,
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Gail Miller Williams
Washington City l; v.
Dayton, Wash, Oct. 30. Plana for
the celebration of Armistice day in
Dayton are completed. The program
will open with a parade, of ex-service
men, led by Charles Bronghton. The
ilk standard recently presented to
Frank E. . Baurea post, American le
gion, will be carried by a color guard.
Speeches by Will H. Fouta. R. R. Ca
bin, Rev. W. C Gilmore and Com
mander Lk C. Churchman ; presentation
of Victory medals, and two dances, thie
proceeds of which will go to the sol
diers' memorial library fund, are sched
Woman Suing for
Part of Property
Of Dr. L, M. Jones
Albany, Or., Oct 30. Taking of di
rect testimony in the case of Eltha
Turner against Dr. I M. Jones et aL
has-been completed. The plaintiff is
seeking to enforce a contract with Dr.
D. M. Jones, pioneer physician, liv
ing with a son in Portland, whereby
she Was to have received a portion of
his nroperty. The defense alleges that
at the time of making this contract the
aged man was incompetent. Dr. Wil
liam House, Portland alienist, was
called aa a witness.
Miss Lena GUlis, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John GUlis. and Virgil Barclay,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barclay,
pioneer residents of this city, were
Offices Are Made
Milton, Or., Oct 30. At the city cau
cus of Milton, held Tuesday evening,
the following were nominated : Mayor,
C. E. Norman ; city recorder, C. F.
Samuels; treasurer. Bateman; council
men. T. W. Hewitt and J. E. dinger.
There will be no second ticket
Miss Thelma Watson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. Watson of State Line,
Veteran to Cast
The Danes, Or Oct JO. In George
R. Snipes 8S years old. The Dalles
believes it has the champion voter of
the state, if the recently announced
record of J. P. Veatch of Cottage
Grove is the best of any of the
runners-up that have appeared.
Snipes began voting in 1860, cast
ing his first ballot for Lincoln, and has
not since missed an election. He will
cast his twentieth ballot for a presi
dent Tuesday. The Cottage Grove
veteran also began voting in 1860,
but has missed voting four times.
Snipes was born at Raleigh, N. C
in 1832 and has reside near The
Dalles since 1853.
R.O.T.C. POSTS AT
OF O.ARE FILLED
First Sergeants, Sergeants and
Corporals Are Appointed for
Four Cadet Companies.
corporals, Cadi D. Bell. Ralph Dodd
ridge, wetwter Rosa. Artnur h jonn-
aon. - James .Rosa. Jacob Bnkalia. soph
omore, and Arnold Chaimov. Junior.
Company D First sergeant, Boyd
Iseminger, sophomore; sergeants, Aus
tin H. Haxard, - Harold Bonebraka,
Francis Kern. Carl Epplng, Marvin
Rby, Percy XjasaeUo, sophomores ; cor
porals, Harry Sherman, . Cloyd Black
burn, Sylvan McCleary, Albert Nieml,
James May, Doibert Hill, sophoraorea
was married Monday at Pendleton to
qottlieb Welse of Seattle.
Woman Educator on
Furlough From India
Woodburn, Or.. Oct 3. Miss Laura
Austin, daughter of woodburn'a pio
neer merchant, J. E. Austin, is her
on furlough from Godhra, India, where
she has served for six years as super
intendent for women of the teachers'
training school at the Indian Normal
Miss Austin was sent out as foreign
missionary of the Columbia river branch
of the Methodist church 12 years ago.
and has taught at Baroda and other
University ot Oregon, Eugene, Oct.
30. Boys from practically every
town In the state received appoint
ments aa officers In the university
R. O. T. C. at the drill period Fri
day, following examinations con
ducted by the military staff of the
The appointments are as follows:
Company A First sergeant. Wade H.
Kerr, sopnomore; sergeants, Webster
Ruble, Owen M, Callaway, Leland Lap
ham. New Strahorn. Richard Dixon,
sophomores; corporals, Hubert I
Smith, George W. Sensenich, Ransom
J. McArthur. Hall Smith. Stewart Bel
cher, Vernon Bullock. Harold G. Mitch
ell, Wilson J. Galley, James B. Bur
Company B First sergeant Arvln A.
Burnett, sonhomore: serreants. Mason
jjuiaro, newton ljangerman, uarence
ti. ttaiawin, vtrgii Oliver, .Benjamin
C. Lamb, soohomores : co morula. E.
D. McAUster. Paul R. McCulloch.
George J. Samuel. Irving C Hunting
ton. H. Jackson Capell. Carl Jaquet,
lawrence huh. sonnomores.
Company C First sergeant, Harold
uuavie. junior: sergeants. Hush Lath
am, Edwin Keech. Dean C Hurd, Dean
Ireland, sophomores, and frentlce u.
Gross and John Homewood, freshmen :
Five Pledges Are
To Be Taken Iqto
University of Oregon. Eugene, Oct. SO.
Five pledges to Sigma Delta Chi. na
tional journalism honorary fraternity,
Thursday appeared on the library steps,
clad in dress suits and orating wildly.
The formal Initiation will occur Wednes
day. Those to be Initiated are: Ray
mond EX Vester, Portland : John Dler
dorff. HUlsboro; Harry Ellis, Baker;
Eugene Kelty. Portland; Carlton K.
Roscoe Roberts, a Junior in the unl
verslty, was appointed second lieuten
ant in the a a T. C and Is with
To Buy Water Plant
Brownsville, Or., Oct, 80.-A seore of
years ago a company constructed water
works for Brownsville.- The , owners
died and the property' belongs to the
gum .uia u noi muini injr moi.'r.
witn tne view to conatructtng an, up-to-date
plant the city council Is Decotiat-
In for the iturchaae of V Kualneaa ..
with good prospect of succesa
S. Jk H. Green 8tamps tor cash. Hoi- -
tnaa Fuel Co.. Main IB. 680-81. AdV. f
Dr. William Chandler Bagley of the
teachers' college, Columbia university,
spoke to the students of the univer
sity on 'The Inefficiency of the Rural
School System in the United States" at
. On account of the death of Moee
Christensen, for many years a patron of
the Monday Musical club, the luncheon
which was to have been given Monday
at the Hotel Portland by the club has
Coroni weigh but a irine mor thaa
4 poundii (olds up snugly when sot busy i
travels where you travel, tervet you oa
the instant. ' -Ruggedly built, simple te
operate, always handy, never obtrusive.
$50 with carrying
E. W. Pease & Co
110 Sixth Street, Portland, Or.
Telephone Main 2285
Sheriff C. M. Kendall has received
word that Jack Tann. local mechanic,
has been arrested at Astoria on the
charge of non-support. Tann is said to
have deserted his wife and two children
Henry A. Vohjtedt, 34, died here Fri
day. He is survived by hla parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Franz Volstedt, five sis-
Lters and five brothers.
Spanish War Vets
Pasco, Wash., Oct. 30. A Spanish
American War Veterans post has been
organized by veterans residing at Pasco
and Kennewick, with a charter mem
bership of 14. F. A. Swingle of Ken
newick has been named commander,
and Captain C. F. Hoover of Pasco,
vice commander. The meetings will al
ternate between Pasco and Kennewick.
Free-water Girl Weds
Freewater, Oct. JO. Miss Vivian
Brlnker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Brinker of Freewater, and Dale
Porter, a young business man of Burns,
Or., were married Wednesday at Pendleton.
your home with
the wrong piano
An upright piano may be the "right"
piano to complete your home, or it may
fall short of being the "right" piano.
But a grand piano never falls short. It is
never a "round peg in a square hole."
If your home seeks to express charm, dig-
nity, and refinement then, whether cot
tage or mansion, it should be completed
and glorified by a Grand piano.
We have a pleasing collection on our floors
this week. They range from dainty Baby
Grands to Concert Grands.
W t will be glad to arrange an exchange.
Convenient payment terms.
Sixth and Morrison Street
Seattle - Tacoma - Spokane
Gordon Proved His Faith In Portland by Helping to Build the City
Which is better for Portland an efficient, economical administration by a PROVED business man or the continued wild extravagance
of a spotlight-seeking, PRACTICAL politician? Think this over SERIOUSLY, because you must pay for civic waste either directly or
indirectly. This is the time to save. The days of ill-considered spending are past.
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Here are a few of the small homes, the large homes, apartments and business blocks that have been built in Portland through the effort of Herbert Gordon. They have) added about $600,000 to the tax
able wealth of Portland. They haye contributed to the growth of the city. They were built not with Gordon's own money, because he is not a wealthy man but with money he borrowed from men on
the strength of his own clean record, his sound judgment and his enthusiasm and faith in Portland's future. The location of these structures and many others are available at the Cordon headquarters.
If you want the three-mill levy, then vote for Baker. He will need it. If you are against the three-mill levy and think you can use your
share of the more than $900,000 it represents to lower your living costs, then elect Herbert Gordon Mayor.
NOW IS NO TIME TO ADD TO EXPENDITURES. THE PEOPLE CANNOT STAND ANY MORE 125 INCREASES
Ever since we began pub
lishing the CONCRETE fig
ures showing the terrific in
creases in city expenditures
and the waste of untold
thousands under the Bakec
administration, the only re
ply has been to make capi
tal out of the fact that
HERBERT GORDON has
been a great constructive
force in Portland. Because
he had faith in the city when
times were hard, and on bor
rowed money went on build
ing homes and other struc
tures, when other men held
back and were afraid, he is
now personally abused and
Because his business and personal records are so clean that
the only thing left to do is to appeal to men's baser motives
And that 'is being done. Faced by the facts that show
increases in operating "expenses" of various city depart
ments that run as high as 125 per cent over the costs of
four years ago, when Mayor Baker took office, THEY
HAVE NO VALID ANSWER!
Because there isn't any. The only excuses they can offer
are pitiably weak alibis to cover the astounding record of
incompetency that the official records so clearly show.
The increased cost of materials does not account for it.
The increased pay of city employes does not account for
it. But lack of BUSINESS JUDGMENT and the con
struction of ONE OF THE BEST-OILED POLITICAL
MACHINES IN PORTLAND'S HISTORY DOES AC
COUNT FOR IT. The LARGEST CORPORATE IN
TERESTS IN OREGON, THE WEALTHIEST LAND
LORDS and other interests that hope for favors are BACK
ING THAT MACHINE.
What Would You Do?
If you hired a man at $6000 a year to run
your private business and far four years
he spent your money with lavish hand ?
If he never made an accounting to you of
those expenditures, and then finally told
you that he had made good and in the
same breath asked for about $900,000
What Would You Do?
Wouldn't you make an investigation?
Before you hired him again wouldn't you
MAKE SURE that he had done more than
COOK UP ALIBIS and a lot of FLIMSY
You Know You Would
Baker has not published the city's official report of
Portland's financial condition for three years. Why?
Read every word here published. Every figure is
from the official records, which have been withheld
from general circulation. - Why? Because the well
heeled Baker machine wants to hold its power. It
fears the facts.
I vote for a man whose record has been one of, extrava
gance and who now comes before us again seeking almost
ONE MILLION DOLLARS tajcoriiinue a lavish admin
istration when I and everyone M&FST and should retrench?
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INCREASE IN COST OPERATIONS
OVER 1917 AS SHOWN BY
THE 1921 BUDGET ,
PUBLIC SAFETY $ 537,912.19
PUBLIC WORKS ........ 227,180.98
PUBLIC AFFAIRS , 545,087.35
PUBLIC UTILITIES ..... 749,517.29
DEPT. OF FINANCE 481,578.71
AUDITOR'S DEPT . . .; ' 32,454 39
Total Increase.. $2,573,730.80
THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, WHICH MAYOR BAKER
PERSONALLY DIRECTS, CAN BE OPERATED FOR $300,000 A
YEAR. LSS, WITHOUT IMPAIRING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE
A Final Word :
The names of many of their representatives appear upos
the petition asking for his reelection. Read them.
All the falsehoods in the world cannot change these facts.
Nor can they change these figures. READ THEM, THEN
ASK YOURSELF: "Why should I help reelect a man
because he is a mixer with an aptitude for spectacular antics
before movie cameras? Wherein does the city benefit when
his press agents get his picture in the paper? Why should
You have read the facts. They are for you to judge.
Herbert Gordon-does not ask for your vote on his unsup
ported word or an unknown record. In business he has
always been square. In private life clean. As chairman
of the house" ways and means committee of the Oregon
legislature he directed the apportionment of millions of
dollars' worth of state funds. There Re saved hundreds of
thousands of dollars by pruning sought-for'" appropriations
withput injuring a single worthy institution or depart
ment He can do the same for Portland without the "million-dollar"
Baker cannot do so, and says he cah!t, Which man, then,
should be entrusted with the responsibilities of administer
ing the people's money your money?
A Vote for Gor
That's the Issue and the Abuse and
don Is a Vote for Lower v:Lilnff. Costs
Alibis of the Baker Ring and Big Interests Backing Him Can't -Change the Facts
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