The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 25, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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It' a Ail Here and JT All True
THE W RATHER Tonight and taturday,
probably rain; southwesterly winds, i
4 'Maximum temperatures:
Portland ....... 67 Nw Orleans ... SO"
- Boise ........, B2 - New York ...... 60
Los Angeles ..".. 76 St. Paul ........ 44
. A Fascinating Tale
r Aft odd tale that will hold the Interest
".to the end is "Bccaune of the Dollars," a
-tory by Joseph Conrad, which will be the
.!. fiction- feature, In The Sunday - Journal
Magazine next Sunday.
fi. .,''1
Vflt VVKMO 1K Katend u second Cha Matter
ON TftalNt AND Nrwl
h S i i no i --, r , i i i i , r i t- .J i n i i rv i i si i a
Company Acquires 35 Per Cent of
Ground Floor of Parker Build-
trtgj $500,000 Involved in Deal;
- Store Will Be Extended Soon.
-f Approximately f 500,000 ta . in
volved tn the transaction whereby
thfi-1 . W. Woolworth company has
acquired a 12-year lease on 35 per
cent 5 of the ground floor space of
the Parker building at the southeast
rftmor nf Park ami iMr
, immediately in the rear of the pres-
ent Woolworth store at. Broadway
and Alder street. ; ,
'. The lease, signed in New York," has
- Just been returned to J. J. Parker, owner
', of the property and staunch believer in
the future of Alder street.
That rarker's foresight Is approved by
fact is Paid to be the testimony borne
by the present lease, which is said to
have been signed after an extended sur
vey of the future growth of the business
district of the city.
'f The Wool worth company will not oc
cupy the added space until the lease held
by the Hyatt Talking Machine- company
and Appiegath, the furrier, have expired,
on August 1. 192S.
- In the meantime, the Wool worth sur
vey is said to have discovered that Alder
street at these intersections will be the
heart of the business district and thus
the post-dated . lease Is merited. J The
lease calls for possession of - the prop
erty on-August 1, 1923, and runs until
December Jl. 1935. Meanwhile, accord
: lag to Parker, the new lease will not
seek, the current leases. . ,
Parker bought the Alder street quar-
f iilrwilr fnlr.i. . 1- . . , i
w. uiwvn, iin.juuui, ujv properly leasea
. to the Woolworth company, last Septem
ber. It was his second big transaction
in Alder street property, he having
bought a 60-year lease on the building
t the northwest corner of Tenth and
Alder streets about twn vmn '
. "I firmly : believe that Alder street
within a very few years will bo the
. Fifth avenue of Portland, Parker de-
i-iarcs. -una m Miier seems to be
. Justified by the 'survey made prior to
further borne - out when the" Rlk Imlr.
bought the southeast corner nf TCUv-
enth and Alder streets as the . site for
Ua new club- building."
.' The city's three largest - department
stores extend, to Alder street, and many
other important properties dot the thoroughfare..;-
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Parker, who also is interested in
Portland motion picture ventures, an
nounces that the building leased by the
Woolworth company will be remodeled
to accommodate the new tenants as
soon as current leases expire, and,, that
the great mercantile corporation wiU
extend its present store accordingly.
$200,000,000 Spent
For Easter Attire,
Says Trade Paper
. .''New , York, March 25. (U. P.)
Kather today faced bills of more than
$200,000,000 - for mother's Kaeter attire.
Women of the United States have spent
approximately that amount during the
last two weeks for their Easter silks
-Hnd satins, according, to James Ooold,
retail editor of the newspaper Women's
Wear and authority on retail garment
- trade. v
No Basis for
. . K .H
Portland Sure' of
The business men of Portland and
Vancouver have nd Idea of trespass
ing upon the authority and jurisdic
tion of ?- the Interstate' . commerce
commission in ;he Columbia basin
rate case. . ".":', h " ' - T ".." -
They are quite, satisfied that the issue
so vital to the interests of the interior
and the ports of the Columbia basin will
be equitably disposed of by. the federal
body. :-. . . ."
But, even so,' they are unable to find,'
either in Judgment or apprehension, suf
t flcient reason in Puget Sound's .nd As
. toria's petitions for the reopening of the
contest " . , . .
"The decision should stand as the In
terstate Commerce . commission . an
nounced it last1" December, said P. A.
Spencer, manager of Allen Lewis, and
a man. whp intimately understands ' the
importance of the issue to the jobbing
, interests of Portland. . - ' - - ?
"The case was thoroughly threshed
out when originally heard. - No reason
is revealed. in the petitions for rehear
ing which constitutes ' sufficient basis
for. reopening the case. There has been
no change in the conditions. The ar-:
gument that the electrification of the
: Milwaukee alters the situation is merely
" specious.' . :.
"The " -commission knew the facts
about this electrification. The petitions
for rehearing are merely an . attempt
: te defeat, the justice - prescribed by the
Interstate s-Commerce commission."
"The commission, after a most care-
. ful examination of all the facts. -found
.that the .Columbia river ports were en
titled to relief for -which they had so
long contended, averred former ; Gov
ernor Oswald. West, who represented the
Columbia Basin Shippers' league in the
original proceedings. - 'TThere has been
.no change in the situation and there is
little or - no danger of the Interstate
-.M CONEY, who was prob
7 - ably fatally injured to
"day when, his plane , fell ' in
transcontinental flight. -
f '
Prt'l nil hi ii ii
", Washington, J March ; 25. (U. P.)
Lieutenant William JD. Coney, at
tempting a one-sop- coast-to-coast
flight, was forced down ? at Monroe
City. La.. at 7:30 o'clock this morn
ing and sustained a broken hack, the
army air service here was advised
in an -vinottlcl'repottSy -fl
i , Last unconfirmed y report stated
Coney was still alivel liowevcr." .
FestiyalBoardnn feft
Favor of Paradeof '
East Side Children
A children's parade on the east -side
will be a feature of "the 1921 Rose Fes
tival if the East Side Business - Men's
club accepts the "resolutions passed - by
the board of directors of the festival at
its meeting Thursday night y The de
tails of preparation were left" to 1- the
east side club with the reservation that
the parade be held on Grand' avenue.
On former - years the school .children's
parade was a distinctive east side fea
ture, but it has been several years since
one has been held. W: H. Bebeftel, II.
D. "Anderson and 'E.: A. Clark of the
east side club met with 'the directors
to discuss plans for the parade. .
While the j participation of -Pasadena
has been assured by H. HHaynes.: who
has recently returned from ', California,
it ' was decided by the directors to let
the ' question of ; officially asking - other
outside cities to take' part go over , until
the next meeting. Robert Stewart was
appointed to .make ' investigations on
the advisability of the question.
Rate Appeal
. K M . R K
commerce, commission . - modifying Its
previous - unanimous decision - in order
to please SeatUe. . Portland's Interests
are In good hands and I have no fear
of the" outcome." ; . , ': ,
Eft Van! IXiser, president of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce,; took
from his reading of the Puget Sound pe
tition and Portland's answer- a convic
tion that the appeal for rehearing of the
case is doomed in "advance to failure. -.
"Seattle, Tacoma. Kverett,. the Wash
ingtorc public service commission' and
Astoria combined , have been able to find
no substantial reason for reopening the
case," he said. Tf they have- submitted
their best arguments. I'Cahnot but feel
that they have failed; They have not
struck any blow at the justice of the
original decision.
!. The - sentiment of Vancouver, Port
land's associate in answer. to the peti
tions for rehearing, was given double
expression. t - .
"Vancouver will a stand shoulder to
shoulder with Portland until our common
cause is won,'! said Clement Scott who,
as president of the Vancouver-Commercial
club, was an active figure In that
community's ; appeal for recognitioa of
I ts strategic -j position. . "Vancouver is a
seaport. Vancouver has a right to look
for benefit from the. water grade of the
Columbia.; We look . to v the - interstate
commerce commission for a confirmation
of its just decision. But we cannot help
but feel that the Washington public serv
ice commission has attempted to isolate
and. ostracise - Vancouver - in i order to
serve Puget Sound. It jockeyed a $25,
000 appropriation through the legislature
at Olympia over the protest of the Clarke
county delegation with which to finance
its representation of Puget Sound inter
ests. Governor Hart justly vetoed this
measure, for it meant, in a sense, taking
our money in order -to carry ona fight
against us." ,.- ; -4 , , - .
"Piiget Soirnd's Protest Is Mere
ly an Expression of Any De
feated Litigant's Sentiment,"
Is Portland-Vancouver Reply.
Portland's and Vancouver's answer
to Puget Sound's and Astoria's peti
tions for rehearing of the Columbia
basin rate case was forwarded to the
interstate commerce commission at
Washington, D. C, Thursday night.,
1 The answer contests on every ground
the claims of -Seattle,- Tacoma, Everett,
, the Washington public service commit
: sion and - Astoria . that the great rate
issue should be reopened after the unani-
; mo us decision issued last- December by
I the commerce commission. ' :
The signatories . are W. , P. i La Roche,
attorney for the dock. commission ; Gus
C. Moser, attorney for the Port of Port
land ; Joseph , N. Teal, ; William i C. Mc
Culloch and' Rocrers .MacVeaeh. at
torneys for the Portland Chamber of
Commerce and Portland Traffic tt Trans
portation association ; - Joseph - K. Hall,
attorney for Clarke county. Washington ;
A; L. - Miller, attorney for the 'Port of
Vancouver; William ; C. Bates, attorney
for the city of Vancouver, and E. N.
Livermore, attorney ' for the -Vancouver
Commercial club. The document itself
is understood to have been written by
William . C McCulloch in conference
with the other, attorneys in the issue. ;
i The answer of the Oregon public serv
ice commission to the petition for re
hearing will be filed separately -by J. O.
Bailey, attorney for the commission, it
is said. - .--.. -
Each of the 12 grounds for rehearing
as advanced by Puget Sound is negated
in Portland's and Vancouver's- answer.
The commission" erred In its decision
granting . a lower rate- on Columbia
valley lines between Portland-Vancouver
and a 4200 square mile zona south of
Snake river. Puget Sound claimed.
"This is simply the expression of any
defeated litigant's sentiment," avers the
answer. .., v-.-, .-".V; r.Mi I--;- '
f IA "toT the :Puget Sound assertion fbmt
the federal commission failed to give.
the Columbia basin case, the broad con
sideration H gave the .Astoria rate; .ease,
decided in ;19ia, the answer submits that
tho original -Astoria, peution lor parity
w ith Puget Sound covered a much broad
er territory and, also, ". - the com
mission has not hesitated to make orders
for the correction of discriminatory or
prejudicial adjustments of rates even
though the compliance witn ; suenvan
CoBeluded on Pg Two, Colujin TireY fv
- Washington, March -25. (WASH
NAL.) The "turn in the , road' in
the .upward spiral of public utility
rates Is hailed by the consumers in
the District of Columbia in an order
entered by .the public service com
mission decreasing the rate for. gas
from $1,32 to $1.23. ? s
The latter rate is fixed until Septem
ber, when it is said further reduction
will be considered if the price of oil
holds along where it is. i
" Gas was 95 cents a hundred in Wash
ington no longer than one year ago.
Then, on the representations of the com
pany concerning its costs, particularly
oil, the commission allowed $1.32. - It is
estimated the reduction now ordered
will save the consumers $25,000 a month.
Hope 'is held out that . reduction in
streetcar fares and. perhaps electric
light and telephone service will ; soon
begin the downward turn. The commis
sion has been having hearings on street
car fare to determine the fare' to be
charged after April 1." i-jAt present it is
8 cents,.,four for 30 cents, j rs
There are two independent streetcar
systems and rthe testimony -developed
that at-the present rate' of .fare one
company will receive a 10 per cent, re
turn, while the other tompany -contends
it needs the continuance of the 8 cent
fare. - The policy of the commission has
been to fix a uniform fare for both sys
tems! on the theory - that - the weaker
one Would be made still weaker by diver
sion of traffic if it charged more than
the other, although the stronger com
pany is conceded to be receiving at least
4 per cent more than the usual per
cent return. - - - ' - . .
Harding Finds It
Necessary; to Limit
; . Number of Callers
Washington, March 25. (U. P.) Pres
ident Harding announced today that he
would, 'after this week, confine his ap
pointments, to" Mondays. Wednesdays and
Fridays, in order to have time to apply
himself to the duties of his office.: '
Ha made the announcement reluctant
ly, explaining that - it was necessary,
however, because no man could be presi
dent and do his work properly if he-received
everyone who wanted to come, , -
Taft Pays "'Social'4
Call on President
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Washington. March 25. (U. P.) Wil
liam Howard Taft made a social call on
Warren G. Harding today. .The presi
dent and ex-president spent about half
an hour together.- . .-
Dr. Bouchet
And Paroled
Dr. Norman Bouchet, found gniilty
Thursday of manslaughter for the
killing of Mrs. Ruth V. Richards, his
sweetheart, was paroled' this after
noon by Judge Stapleton after the
court had imposed an Indeterminate
sentence" of two-year 'minimum.
- Judge Stapleton' designated Dr. Joseph
F. Wood, Bouchet's physician, as : his
parole guardian. ' - ;
. Judge - Stapleton . declared, in pro
nouncing '.sentence, that' he did not be
lieve the prisoner guilty, calling. atten
tion to the doubt in the mind of the
Jury and its : recommendation for ex
treme .leniency.- r . -.-J
r "Norman, you are not a criminal. he
said. "It would do no god to send you
to the penitentiary.
' Atlanta,- Ga., March 25. (I. N. S.)
Kugene V. peba returned to the
federal penitentiary here today. He
reached Atlanta about noon aboard
a Southern ' railway train, , was im
mediately placed, in an automobile
with Warden Zerbst of the peniten
tiary and whisked away. v "V.
Debs was dressed in a gray ; business
suit. He carried a black bag. r -.
On the way to the prison a stop was
made at the ' Atlanta postoff ice, where
Debs was allowed to post several letters
he had written aboard the train.
Debs refused to answer questions put
to him by newspaper men. ,
; By George R. Holmes .
Washington, March 25. (L N. S.)
Eugene V. Debs returned today to his
cell In the federal prison at - Atlanta,
after his brief taste of freedom the first
ho has enjoyed since bis conviction under
the - federal espionage act . three years
ago. - - - - - '?i
; While Attorney- General Daugherty
was: cautious - today ' about " giving any
indication .as to the results of the noted
prisoner's unprecedented trip to Wash
ington, ' alone and unguarded, it can be
said authoritatively that Debs has im
measurably Increased ' his ' chances for
executive clemency by his two-hour talk
with' Attorney General Daugherty.
WILL BUSH " C ASE " ...... . ," " .
.' It" is , understood that Debs made ho
appeal for. clemency. With ;th same
quiet dignity, which bo maintained dur
ingli' . many : trtaJa . and which ahaa
marked his conduct in prison, the pris
oner cams : to Washington at the at
torney general's invitation; replied to
questions, made - - a Quiet - and forceful
presentation . of his . views, and then
made ; his . way as .quietly and as un
ostentatiously as he had come, back to
the " train - that returned him to the
prison that has been his home for three
years.--.. , - . - 1 y - r:
: He made no plea, it is understood, but
merely stated his case and withdrew,
leaving his fate in . the hands of those
now in command of. official Washington."-.
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i One result of his 'visit, however, was
(Concluded on Page Three, Column One)
Search for Missing
Balloon Continued;
v Sea Peril Is Feared
Pensacola, Kla., March 25. (I..N. S.)--The
naval air station announced at 8
o'clock this - morning ' that ' nothing had
been heard of the missing balloon' for
vhieh a fleet of Eagle boats and sea
planes has been searching since Monday
afternoon, " following- the arrival of a
pigeon at the station bearing a- message
that the balloon was, being blown to sea
off St Andrews, in Bay county. The
balloon was -occupied by five men, being
in charge of Chief Quartermaster C. K.
Wilkinson. ;
Washington. March 25. (L N. ,S.)
The naval : free . balloon, " missing since
it left Pensacola on March 22, was last
reported 20 mileswest of ,. Panama City,
according f to a dispatch to the . navy
department today' from the naval ' air
station ' at 'Pensacola. No information
was given as to how the report of the
balloon's - location was received. -
The crew of the balloon , was ; an
nounced by the navy department today
as follows; Chief Quartermaster E. W.
Wilkinsons of Houston ; R. V. Eland,
machinist's mate, of Belleville, 111. ; F.
L. Kershaw of Payne, La.; J. C Elder,
Lebanon, N.,Y.. and William H. Tres-
sey of Salem, Mass., all student pilots.
Smart Styles
For Matron
And Maid -
, . The Easter season is at hand.
Milady Is replenishing her, ward-,
robe for." the spring and summer,
season. Portland's sloops .offer
suits, gowns, . dresses and ; hats
for .every needi Photographs of
the new models from the leading
stores will constitute an inviting
page in The Sunday Journal next
Sunday. ' ' ' I -v 1
Oregon Wounded
Oregon sent 35,000 of her sons
to the war, the great "majority of
whom served in, the army. Six
per cent " of .them . were ' killed,
wounded or died of disease. The
adjutant general's, office has pre
pared a list of . the S56 Oregon
.boys,; serving in the ranks of the
army who were wounded.. , This
" list, arranged alphabetically " by
counties will be published in The
Sunday Journal i
Loquacious Fellow Calls at Kil
ham Home, 1474 Halsey Street,
Accepts Advice, Complains of
Income Tax, Then Loots-House.
Awakened by a burglar at their
bedside at 2:15 this morning, Mr.
and Mrs. H. D. Kilham. jj474 Hal
sey street, engaged in hal? an hour's
polite conversation with tljie intruder
and contributed $ 6 in cash to his
bank account. .';.-';..'.. L.
The talkative prowler is described as
being more reserved and' dignified than
formerly, i ; He .y answered) ' questions
briefly "and accepted a moral , lecture
from Mrs. Kilham without i resentment
The Income tax bit deeply - IntS tho
profits of his profession, the burglar
said, and he eaw small hope for - im
proved conditions until the; reconstruc
tion period is bver. r
The intruder was about 25 years old,
6 feet 7 inches in height and weighed
about 145 pounds, according to Kilham.
He -was dressed in. a black suit, black
cap. - and wore "a brown handkerchief
over the lower portion of his face.
After thoroughly searching the house
for money and Jewelry, the man de
parted with a warning to the Kilhams
not to notify, the police until 1 o'clock.
He complied with' a request not' to visit
the room where the children' were Bleep
ing and did not cut the telephone wires.
Entrance was gained through an un
locked window at the rear of the house.
About half an hour after the departure
of the burglar, the police were, notified.
Inspector Powell and , Schum investi
gated,, but found no workable clues.
They are convinced that i the intruder
was not the same man who - won noto
riety through conversational -. burglary
some months ago, although the methods
used In the two instances are almost
Identical. ..?" . - U- -
. From the description given by Kilham
the police : believe that the prowler.. Is
one of the men who robbed the home' of
S. M. Turner, -817 Russell . street the
night of March 12. -
The? $8 was taken from Kilham's
trousers pocket, but a purse containing
$4 was .overlooked. - r -'
: lwlers made i a wholesale raid on
Yamhill street markets early Thursday
morning, . entering at j least, a - dozen
stores and carrying away .a quantity of
loot varying from dried fish to sugar.
R B. Neff, 224 Yamhill street reported
123 pounds of sugar stolen. , The Victor
Fruit company, 265 Yamhill street, lost
$2a from the till. The Gelinaky mar
ket. 271 Yamhill, lost $2.50 from the till.
The : Scandinavian . Fish company con
tributed a mess of dried fish and a
quantity of canned goods. The police
believe the- robberies were committed
by drug addicts. In each ; case the doors
toad been Jimmied. - - I '
Washington, March 25. (I. N. S.)
The United States I has notified
Russia .of the terms ; upon which
trade between this nation and Rus
sia, can be ' resumed, the state - de
partment announced- this afternoon.
. Secretary of State Hughes has sent to
the American consul at Reval, for
transmission to Russia, a statement of
what the United States will insist upon
before resuming relations. -
. Secretary Hughes' statement informs
Russia that the soviet government must
first give this nation evidence of the
steps she has taken for the protection
of persons and property in Russia be
fore the United States can conceive that
there are any proper reasons for .. re
sumption of trade. - j :
. . The statement of Russian trade was
practically the' only matter taken up at
the cabinet meeting today and the state
ment was thoroughly discussed before
being dispatched. : j ?. .
Commerce Chamber
To Discuss Increase
In Telephone Eates
A session of the 'chambers ' commit
tee of the Portland Chamber of Com
merce will be held next Tuesday after
noon to discuss the Increase . in local
telephone rates. ' '".j : .
Tuesday next has also-: been set,' for
the ' noon meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce nominating committee, com
posed of: Wilson Clajk,' Clark-Wilson
Lumber company, Linnton; W. A. Mac
Rae, Bank of California ; J. C English,
148 . S'ifth street ; Joseph Beveridge,
county clerk; Fred Spoeri,' Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph company ; George
A. Westgate, Albers Bros., and H. B.
Van Duzer. president Portland Chamber
Of Commerce. I - -.
Building Department.
: Engineer Jle signs
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' Fred Elchenlaub, engineer . and chief
examiner of plans in the city building
department, has filed hia resignation, to
take effect April 10, but so far. no suc
cessor is in sight Chief Building Inspec
tor II. E. Plummer said today that it ap
pears engineers generally are in demand,
as there haVe been no formal applica
tions for the position,! and at least two
who were suggested have declared that
the salary paid by the city, 1200 a month,
would not tempt them. ; .
and :;bcash
Summoning of Two Physicians to
. Home Gives Rise to Wild Ru
mors About Relapse; Trouble
z Called Severe Indigestion.
. Washington.; March 25. (I. N. S.)
Rumors that former President
Wilson had suffered a serious re
lapse, which became widespread In j
Washington today, were denied at
the Wilson home in S street. !
It was said 'that the former president ;
had suffered an attack of indigestion!
about noon. It so alarmed members of j
his family, however, that two doctors
were called in, Ir. Cary T. Grayson, the !
former White House physician, and Dr. j
Sterling Ruffin, who was one of the at
tending physicians during Mr. Wilson's
long illness. ' ' ' h i
It was said at the Wilson home that
the former president quickly recovered
from the attack and that he was able
to partake of a light luncheon early in
the afternoon. ; i . : -. i 1
The attack was reported to have been
rather eevere." and a hurry call was put
In for Dr. Ruffin. Later Dr. GrayBon
also was called and the two physicians
spent some time with the former presi
dent. Dr.. Ruffin left the home in S
street shortly before 2 :30 p. m.. He said
that the attack was not the first that
Mr, Wilson had experienced and that he
was more or less accustomed to them.
He allayed fears that there was a re
currence Of the serious illness which kept
Mr. Wilson in a state of eemi-lnvalidism
for ttle last year and a half of the occu
pancy of the White House. Dr. Grayson
remained at the Wilson home after Dr.
Ruf fin's departure. , i .
; tr. Grayson- did not leave the former
president until 3 o'clock. He said upon
leaving that the former president had
suffered a rather severe attack of indi
gestion. which had been alarming - to
members of the family. He said he left
Mr. Wilson resting easily., and antici
pated ; no - serious results ' from the ' at
tack -"unless .-complications set. In. Dr.
Grayson will; remain on call, however.
for the rest of the day- and will visit
the home again tonight; ; j "
From intimate friends who haveseen
the TormeVfresldent this week it was
learned - today:, that he - bad been in a
nervous state for several days. Wheth
er this: nervousness could be attributed
l3; things that have been recently-writ
ten about- Jhe ' president's ' conduct of
iiiv iiCKouuviia nitr jr .i 13 iiwl pro-
pared to say. -The former president
has been an intetwsted reader of ar
ticles appearing recently in magazines
on the work of .the "big four" at Paris.
"Rarin to go" seems quite aptly
to express - the. attitude of some'' of
Portland's biggest, men ;who, are be
lievers in and workers for the Com
munity Chest, f ;i ' ;.' '' - -.J -
1 Although-the actual collection of funds
does not begin until Monday, Ben Selling
announced at the "get-together luncheon"
at the Hotel Portland Thursday that he
would contribute .1 per cent of the entire
Community Chest budget, or $8500.
It Is understood that-Erlc.V. Hauser,
owner of the Hotel Multnomah, is work
ing out a comprehensive plan with his
employes for a large contribution to the
Chest. '1 ' ';.'. I -.:':--.
Hauser has suggested to his employes
that they contribute one day's wages,
and he has let it be known that he will
head the list with a contribution of sev
eral thousand dollars, j,
'-..It Is being whispered that a number of
contributions running into the thousands
from some of the. city's most wealthy
citizens will be announced at the mass
meeting to be held this evening at The
Auditorium, called by Mayor Baker.
An animated slogan made up of 150
of Portland's . prettiest girls will be a
feature of the Community Chest cere
monies during the next 10 : days. The
organization, to J be- known as the
"Have-a-Heart l Girls," was perfected
yesterday and . will make its first' ap
pearance at The Auditorium tonight at
8 o'clock. - They will also appear at the
parade ceremonies tomorrow and at the
chest i opening ceremonies . Monday. .
The: girls are -members of the boost
ers ' organisation of. the Community
Service and wilt be ; Identified during
the drive by wearing small black hearts
on their faces. In addition to being
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Butter Will Drop :
i 2 Cents Saturday;
Eggs at 25 Cents
".;..:- ;:4- f-!'VrV;'
- . .i- ' By Hymaa H. Cohen , -, v
Portland consumers will get a further
reduction of 2 cents a pound in the price
of butter Saturday with a similar drop
in the wholesale price. . - ' - f
, With the -wholesale price . on best but
ter not higher than 43 cents a pound, the
downtown retailers will sell generally at
0 rents a pound and this same price will
be observed by seme of the suburban re
tail Shops. .-;: -V ' . i -: 0 V! '
Consumers will be able- to purchase
eggs - for Easter at the lowest price for
a number of years. The public market Is
naming 28 cents as the maximum price,
but some of the retailers along Yamhill
street and even in other sections of the
city i are -quoting down, to - 22 cents , a
dozen. ... : i ;-.-v :- . ' . - -
a There is also a prospect for a further
drop in the price of flour within the im
mediate future.
ican' doughboy, who is in
jail in Germany charged
with attempting to kidnap
Grover Bergdoll. i- j
Mosbach,' Germany, March: 25.
(U. P.) -Carl Neuf and Frank Zlm
mer, American , detectives serving
prison sentences here and whose re
lease -has.' been demanded by the
United - States, probably will - not
serve their full terms, it was Btated
today. . The Germans plan to free
them as soon as it is possible to do
so and at the same time "save Ger
many'a face.". - .
- It Is-intended to keep the men In Jail
a reasonable time and then turn them
loose with the explanation that the Ber
lin government was going to do so any
way and that the American government's
demand had nothing to do with it.
Meanwhile - the Germans fear, an at
tempt will be made to liberate the Amer
icans by force.
- Officials were- worried because--of"lhe
town's proximity to the alHed lines and
planned to remote the prisoners to-
wara ine interior ot uermany.
i S Ther was special fear that the French
would release -the men if the allies should
decide to extend the occupation zone, .
The detectives who were attached to
the American army and .were sentenced
after attempting to -kidnap the American
slacker. Grover Cleveland. Bergdoll, were
said to . have no complaint as : to their
treatment ; They were reported well fed
and permitted -to receive supplies from
Coblenz, American headquarters.
Store Gets Damages ;
Of $49,698 Against
Pho nogra p h Co.
New 'York, March 25-(L N. S '
Damages- in the amount i of " $49698.71
were granted R. H. Macy & . Co., New
York department store,, in . the federal
district : eourt here today against ' the
victor . Talking Machine Co. ;
: . The decision establishes the plaintiffs
right to undercut the fixed -prices of the
Victor Co.. which had refused to sell its
machines and records to the' department
store because of such undercutting..
Hoped God- Would
Strike 5 Him Dead;
Dies Immediately
Welch,. W. Va4 March 25. (U. P.
Two hours after he had expressed the
wish that his . life be. taken . If he had
made a statement attributed to him by
witnesses in a suit .over the sale of
cattle here, Mark Dillon dropped dead
'"I hone God will strike me dead if 1
made "that ':; statemenV witnesses said
Dillon declared as he left the courtroom.
Friends said he. was apparently in good
health. . : ...
Lansing Gives
se t? ? K K
Explains Break
"The differences- between the presi
dent's views and mine in regard to the
character of the League of Nations and
to the provisions of the covenant relat
ing to the. organization and functions of
the league - were irreconcilable, and we
were equally in disagreement as to the
duties' of the league in carrying out cer
tain provisions of the treaty of peace as
the common , agent of . the signatory
powers.- -.;---' -v:'"
So declares Robert Lansing, former
secretary of -state, in his volume "The
Peace Negotiations'- (Houghton Mifflin
Co.), Just published, which is a personal
narrative of his relations with President
Wilson Immediately preceding and dur
ing the Paris peace conference."
."As commissioned representative of
the president of the United States acting
under hts Instructions, I had no alterna
tive but' to accept his decisions," he con
tinues, "and to follow his directions,
since surrender of my commission as
peace commissioner seemed to me at the
time to be .practically out ; of the
question. ' 7- - ;:. . .-":' ,IC -.
"I ' followed his ' directions,' however,
with -extreme reluctance because I ' felt
that : Mr, Wilson's policies were funda
mentally wrong and would unavoidably
result In loss of prestige to the United
States and to him as Its chief magis
trate. It seemed to me that he had en-
.", ''- .5 .
Jury Returns Verdict of.. Second
Degree Murder for Slaying of
Attorney Charles J. Schnabel
at County Courthouse Feb. ,4.
Joseph Poeschl was found guilty
of murder in the second degree, with
the maximum penalty recommended.
in a verdict returned by the Jury
In the circuit court at 11:20 this
morning. Poeschl shot and killed
Charles. J. Schnabel. his former at
torney. In the corridor of the court
house February 4w
He Will be sentenced Wednesday
at 9:30 a. m. Life imprisonment is
the penalty for second degree mur
der. ' "- , ' " '
After the Jury had filed - in, Poeschl
sat hunched In 'bis chair, rubbing Jils
hands, squirming nervously and glanc
ing around tbe courtroom as he has been
doing "whenever agnomen t of istrain came
during the trial. When the verdict was
read he tried to rise, but was held in hia
seat by Deputy Sherlfrschtrmer.
"I .want a new trial." he shouted.
Sentencing of Poeschl was delayed un
til - Wednesday at the request of John
Collier, who was appointed by the court
to defend him. ! .
District Attorney Evans and Deputy
Dlstrlwt Attorney Pierce, who handled
the case for the state expressed them
selves as well satisfied With the verdict. -
Additional instructions on three points
were asked by the Jury at 9:45 o'clock
this morning when it entered the court
room after a night of deliberation."
The Questions were: Whut iIIkixi.i.
lion Would be made of roeschl if a
not guilty yerdlct on account of Insanity
were brought In ; what provision ts made
for the care of the criminal Insane gtn-
eraiiy. ana wnat is tne penally for sec
ond degree murder. -
Judge McCourt refused to gnawer the
last two .' questions, .saying they were
points of law, and Instructed the Jury
that it was concerned only with points
of fact. In answer to the flrtt question
the court said an Institution Is provided
by the state to handle such cages.
' District' Attorney Evans asked the
court ' to. Instruct the Jury that if
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Mrs. Mildred Glovlna, 244 East
Fifty-first street, was accosted in her
own home by a man who attempted
to attack her Thursday afternoon.
Tbe assailant was frightened away
when Mrs. Glovlna fought -him and
called for help. Mrs. Glovlna reported
to the police that she was working on
the back porch when ehe heard a nolne
In the house. Entering the sitting room
she saw a strange man. The intruder
told her not to be alarmed and he would
not hurt her. -
She said she was preparing to swing
a chair at him, when he rushed forward
and took the chair from her.- He caught
her, she said, but she managed to free
herself and threw a percolator at him.
- The man then ran from the bouse and
down the street. He is described as 34
years old,, 6 feet 10 Inches tall, 165
pounds, medium complexion and brown
hair. He was wearing -a long cravenette
overcoat and tan cap. Police detectives
believe he is the, same man who had
twice lured women Into the Sell wood
district by answering their advertise
ments for positions.
His Version
K K n K t tl
With Wilson
dan ger gd, if he had not destroyed, his
preeminent position In world affairs In
order to obtain the acceptance of hi
plan for a league of Nations, a plan
which in theory and detail Is so defec
tive that it would be difficult to defend
It successfully from critical attack."
, It was on February 11, 1920, that Pres
ident Wilson wrote Mr. Lansing: "I
must say that It would relieve me of
embarrassment, Mr, Secretary, the em
barrassment of feeling your reluctance
and divergence of Judgment. If you
would give your present office up and
afford me an opportunity to select some
one whose mind would more willingly go
along with mine. .
From Lansing's book it is apparent
that his mind failed to go along with the
president's for more than a year previ
ous.. "The time has come." he writes,
"when,. a frank account of our differ
ences can be given publicity without a
charge being made of disloyalty to the
administration In power."
"As to the wisdom of the way In which
Mr. Wilson exercised his executive power
in directing the negotiations at Paris In
dividual opinions may differ, but as t
the legality of his conduct there oubt to
be but one mind. ' From first to last h
acted entirely within his constitutional
powers s president of the United .Ktatr-s.
"The principal mibjecta. concerning
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