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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND.
FRIDAY, MARCH tl
Br Drid Lwrenoo :
(Coprritbt. r T Joanwl) .
Washington. March 25. -President
"Harding yv&m a happy man yester
day, fills administration had settled
the first Industrial controversy that
has threatened : to disturb the eco
nomic peace of the country. Mr.
Harding met the representatives of
poth the packers and their employes
and expressed his gratification over
the amicable outcome. ;
Secretaries Davis, Hoover .nd Wallace
of the departments of labor, - commerce
and agriculture, who handled the
negotiations for the government, Srere
there, too and it was really' an unusual
sight employer and employe Joyful over
the - result. : -
Broadly speaking, there is a deeper
significance In the settlement In the
packer troubles than . appears on the
surface. Members of the cabinet were
careful to point out that some of the
morning papers today gave a wrong im
pression when they endeavored to in
terpret the policy of the Harding ad
ministration as one favoring wage cuts.
The reduction in wages in this case was
entirely a matter between both parties
to the controversy and was neither sug
gested by the administration nor pressed
by it as a point of special Interest to
STANDARDS HELD JH VIOLATE
But there was a principle laid down
which may be of guidance in industrial
'disputes in the future and which has a
world of meaning to the business world
in America. It is simply that, union
. labor Is not unwilling to accept reduc-
. tions in wages if there is no attempt at
the same time to use the economic sit
uation as a means of breaking down the
standards which union labor acquired
for itself daring the war.
The packers say they could have stood
a strike. The men naturally didn't want
to be thrown out of employment at this
- time, but they would have endured great
sacrifices if the packers had insisted on
abrogating the eight-hour day and other
advantages which have nothing , to do
with compensation, but which have a
great deal to do with the conditions of
PEACE 21 OT FZE3U5E5T 1
Of course, it cannot be - said that
permanent peace has been attained as
between the packers and their employes.
A more accurate description of the set
tlement would be to call It a six months'
truce, but the psychological effect of
the agreement today Is the confident
hope that a recurrence of controversy
may be handled later on in the same
way as it was this time.
For the next six months, at any rate,
the employes accepted a reduction in pay
of about S cents an hour, while the pack
ers agreed not to make any further
wage reductions ; without submitting
Vthem to 'arbitration.
f The packers granted the eight-hour
day which had previously been the
standard, and agreed to submit any
changes in ' work hours to the admin
istrator. Judge Alschuler, who has been
virtually the dictator as between em
ployes and employers in the packing in
dustry since the war. The Alschuler
Agreement, which became effective la
1917, was to have ended a year after
the proclamation of peace between the
United Slates and Germany. The un
certainty about the date has caused con
troversy, and while, the packers in
sisted the war was over, union labor
thought that technically war conditions
3JEW- AGREEMENT DESIRES
The truth of the matter Is, that labor"
wanted to retain the advantages of
the Alschuler agreement and the pack
ers wanted to get rid of It. Finally, .the
understanding was reached to continue
the agreement for another six months,
after which it will be definitely termin
ated and a new agreement will have to
be written. The controversy may break
oat anew then. Still the - men- think
they win be in a better position at that
time to insist upon terms similar to tha
Alschuler agreement than they are to
day. The packers have their own views
on the subject. Meanwhile there is an
industrial trace. .Both sides are happy
and expectant. :
President Harding and his cabinet
maintained throughout the confidence of
employes and employers. Union labor
had a chance to size ; up the Harding
administration In . an Industrial dispute
and didn't find it so "reactionary" after
an. Secretary of Labor Davis didn't
appear to have all the background neces
sary for an iffective mediator In thi
particular Industry, but he showed a
nympathiNtlc understanding of the prob
lems of the warkine; man, while &t the
same time he called upon Secretaries
Hoover and Wallace and experts who
know the packing business intimately to
give him adTice. .v-.:.
.RAILROAD PROBLEM 3TEXT
The administration's next industrial
problem win probably be the railroad
controversy and there, too. it Is not so
much a question of high wages as labor
standards that the workingmea want
preserved. If any administration policy
can be glimpsed in the packer episode,
it is that Kresiaent Harding- is anxious
to -maintain etroIUbTtum between capital
and labor by preventing employers from
taking too much advantage of the pres
ent economic it nation in their attempts
not -only to reduce wages, but t break
up union arganisaQoua and eliminate
the standards won by labor through
years of bitter struggle.
Portland Vet in ,
Civil Service of..
U7 S, Pensioned
M. R. Chambers of the Portland
land office is the first Portland man
to be retired under the law recently
passed by - congress putting civil
service employes on the pension list.
Chambers is retiring this gnonth
after 1 years In the service, cne
half of which were spent in Portland
as special agent for the field divi
sion. He is 70 years of age.
Employes of the local general land
office have presented Chambers with
a Shrine ring in appreciation of the
years he has spent with them. . ; .
Someone Must 'Dig'
To Print ; Claims on
Woman's Jury Bill
Salem, Or., March 23. Failure of the
legislature l6 make provision for j the
preparation of 'arguments for the vot
ers' pamphlet relative ' to the referred
women jurors bill will make it incum
bent upon those interested either in the
adoption or defeat of. the measure to
plank down the cold cash at the rate
of $110 per i page for ; any arguments
which ; they 1 desire to make on ithis
measure. This : is the dictum of Sec
retary of State Kozer today after dis
covery ; of this apparent oversight on
the part of the lawmakers. j
In referring the measure to the peo
ple, the legislature directed the secre
tary of state to set aside two pages In
the official "voters pamphletfor ani af
firmative argument and . two pages t for
a negative argument. .It neglected,
however, to provide for , the' appoint
ment of a committee "to prepare these
arguments or to designate anyone to be
recognised In submitting copy for these
reserved pages, and the secretary- of
state has no choice but to treat all
comers alike and require pay., !
Monday will be the last day on which
these argument may' be filed. So far
only one argument has been filed, the
affirmative argument on the emergency
clause veto measure. , V i
Tunjuel for Project
OnTieton Kiver to
p Be J Made Deeper
Yakima. Wash-, March 25, Comple
tion of the tunnel for the temporary
channel of the Tlcton river during the
period of construction of the dam, and
the discharge for the reservoir after the
dam is complete, will be the first -work
undertaken at Kimrock, according j to
F. T. Crowe, constructing engineer, who
made a preliminary 'survey of . the , job.
The tunnel has . been driven about
1000 feet through solid rock and was
thought to be j complete when work
closed down In j 1917, but , it has been
decided to locate the dam 'several hun
dred feet lower on the stream and ' the
tunnel - must be driven 700 feet to meet
new conditions, t Crowe will direct the
expenditure of $625,000 at the dam this
Tear, .,-. w ; . i , . f,'.
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Iragon to Perfect j
Irrigon, ' Or.,- March : 25. The Irrigon
Commercial club at its regular annual
meeting named a committee to perfect
a better irrigation system for the town
properties and railroad park, held un
der lease by the district farm bureau.
A committee was also appointed to make
a' membership drive and collect funds
for carrying on the - publicity in con
nection with the Umatilla Kapida Power
Site association. I The following officers
were elected: M. F. Wadsworth, presi
dent. M. K. Dob le. vice president: N.
Seaman. ' secretary-treasurer ; F. : I.
Wait, B. li. Laen and H. C Wolfe, ex
ecutive board. .. s ,
Drops j to 21 Gents
Fort Worth, Texas, March 25 (I. N.
S.) Retail gasoline dropped 2 cents to
21 cents here today. . . . v.
Half Dozen Fancy
Second Half Dozen
One Carload on Hand at Oar
Third aad Xorxlson St. Store
DnKm-d Quality Rose are tr- stordy, two-year-old, field-Krown
roses that you .may absolutely depend upon to fire splendid flowers
tSMSO-n- We offer the por roses and th best oTSI
LAWN AND ROSE FHHTIJZER
r Fr Seeds During Merck 14 to 19 With. 50c or More PurcLaso
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Washington March 25. (I. N. S.)
Snags were encountered today by
the plans of Republican . senators
and representatives- from Western
and Middle Western state to ' jam
through congress at the approach
ing extraordinary session the emerg
ency tariff bill passe 1 at the recent
session and vetoed by former Presi
dent Wilson. ,1 ? ';
That the measure will have to be
modified materially, and given that
conciseness President Harding is known
to favor, if it is to be passed again,
some of the most influential Republican
leaden of congress predicted.
VIEWED aS JOKE - ; ,i i
Weighted down by amendments fast
ened upon It by the senate, the bill aa
it was disapproved by former President
Wilson was regarded as a Joke by a
number of Republican senators and rep
resentatives who now entertain the fear
that any attempt to repass It without
the dotting of an i" or the crossing of
a " t would prove disastrous to the Re
publicans, j ; : i i j ,
These same members of congress, who
were fearful lest Mr. Wilson sign the
bill at: the close of the last session and
thereby put the Republicans in a politi
cal hole, - are urging upon President
Harding that it be cut to the bone so as
to provide only for the "two-inch" meas
ure ha advocated for taking care 'of a
comparatively few agricultural products.
The declaration of Senator Willis
(R., Ohio), f ollowlng-an hour's confer
ence between the president and himself
that the president does not favor par
ticularly the emergency tariff bill in the
form in which Mr. Wilson turned it
down, did not occasion much surprise
at the capitoU where, it was anticipated
the sponsors of the idea to shove the
measure through would soon find them
selves in difficulties, e ;
The danger of another Democratic
filibuster, against the bill is but one of
the obstacles In the way of its early
and speedy' passage. Cloture rule or
restriction of debate, is not always easy
to invoke in the senate,, however.
The fear la entertained that there may
be delay In getting- even a "two-inch"
bill through as a means of affording
protection for the year's harvest of
wheat and other agricultural product a
TO AID FARMERS ,
The energies of Repotrtlean leaders of
congress will be bent toward giving
the farmers all the aid possible, as fa
vored by the president, but the question
has been raised by some of them if any
emergency tariff measure can have any
more than a psychological effect upon
the serious agricultural situation con
fronting the producer, ;.
The tariff, like the tax question. Is
regarded as certain to engage the attend
tion of congress for many months to
come, and : while Republican leaders re
fer to the adage that it is a long lane
that has no turning they' admit they
have not yet been able to see a turn in
or an end to the tariff and tax lane
ahead of them. . ,
Hurried Conference v
Held by Attorneys,
i For Mrs. Stillman
i New York, March 25. U. P.) A hur
ried conference of attorneys for Mrs.
"Fifl" Potter Stillman was held her
today to marshal additional evidence in
the divorce suit of - James A. ' Stillman,
president of the National City bank.
Additional evidence must be filed before
noon tomorrow, l-;. -y-.
Participating in the conference were
Ixjuis S. Levy of New York and John F.
Brennan of Yonkers, representing Mrs.
Stillman, and John E. Mack of Pougb
keepsie, guardian for 2-year-old . Ouy
Stillman. named as co-defendant With
his- mother. - ..
i Later, it was understood. Mack was
expected to meet Stillman's counsel.
i The principal ' new development, dis
cussed at this conference, was the affi
davit recently filed by the plaintiff con
taining copies of five letters alleged to
have been written to Mrs. Stillman by
Kred Beauvais. French-Canadian guide,
who Is charged by Stillman with being
Guy's father. In these letters Beauvais
la purported to have made several ref
erences to "our child." '
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Belongings of Lost
Lebanon. March 25. A party of four
men of the Cascadia' section have made
another search for the body of Mr. Swee
ny, the trapper, who was lost In the
mountains a few months ago and un
doubtedly perished. His gun. shoes and
a small pack which he carried were dis
covered beside a tree, but no other traces
of htm were found. Little hope exists of
finding the body before the snow melts.
White Shrine Unit Is
Organized in' Salem
E.l.m ttr Mmt SR. With a eharter
membership of 64. the second largest or
ganization of Its kind In the state, Wil
lamette White Shrine No. 2 was installed
here Thursday night. A large delegation
of Portland Shriners attended the instal
Cosntry Slaewood, $Ut Edlefsen'a.
Adv. f - .
- J"Mordiandro of Merit Onlj?
Swagger Easter Shoes
; for Small: Feet!
For this biggest of spring events we have just re
ceived the smartest shoes the kind most any little
girl will be proud Xo wear with her fetching Easter
costume. Best, of all, we areloffering them
At Phenomenally Low Prices
Misses' Brown Gdf and White
X Sizes 8 to 11
Sizes ityi tt 2
Sizes 2 X to 7
Nubuck Oxfords In misses and ichildren's sizes. Made of
plump materiaJ, welt soles with low heels, some made with"
tips,' also sprint heels on the. smaller sizes.. . All extra good
quality. Widths AAA to C. j .- -
Misses Brown Calf Oxfords
Sizes tlji to 2
Sixes, 2J4 to 7
Made with Roods plump uppers with heavy soles. Imitation
ana sioc up. low nceis. wiams AAA to C
Parents will be delighted with the service and
quality of all oar shoes for both boys and girls.
If your children are having trouble with their feet,
do not forget to consult our Foot Specialist.
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" -- Second Floor. Iiptnan. Wolfe & Co.
I This Storm Uses No Comparative Prices'
j They Are Misleading and Often Untrue
Million for loads
In Douglas County
To Be Considered
nosebnrg. Or.,- March 25 The com
mittee appointed by the Douglas county
court to designate the main roads and
highways to be Improved by the pro
nosed pond issue and the amount of
money to be expended onj each has pre
pared a tentative list, which 2 will be
reported at a meeting Wednesday. The
county court has issued a formal notice
calling on each road district to appoint
a delegate to this meeting, when a pro
gram agreeable to all will; be adopted.
The committee decided the bond issue
should be in the neighborhood of 11,000,
000. Half of this ! amount Is 1 required
by ' the state - highway' commission to
meet Its propositions. If the: program
is carried out it will mean a compre
hensive scheme of connecting up the
various communities with tliet market
Ruby Henderson, arrested on a war
rant from Fresno charging her with the
theft of an automobile from George Den
ton, was released Wednesday I evening
n telegraphic instructions fullowing a
settlement. Denton. accompanied by
Mr. and Mra SUkwood, parents of the
girl, arrived hero Wednesday from
Fresno and Mrs. Henderson promised to
return the car.
HERO WILL MARRY
GIRL HE RESCUED
Boston, March 25. (I. K. S.)
When Mounted Officer William J.
Lamb of the. Back Bay dashed down
the Fenway Bridle Path, and stopped
the 'runaway horse ridden by Miss
Gertrude M. ' Galla, ; Wisconsin
Rapids, Wis., heiress, there began a-
romance leading to a bridal path.
Poa next Wednesday the officer and
Miss Galla are to be married. t
The bride-to-be Is a student at the con
servatory of music. Lamb was a senior
naval lieutenant In the war and joined
the police force 18 monthaago.
Some montha ago he was petroling the
park when Mlsa OaMa's horse, fright-
ened.by a broken rein, bolted. Lamb
gave chase and rescued her.
Dr, Ausplund Enters Pen
Salem, Or.. March 85. Dr. A. Aus
plund. Portland physician, convicted of
manslaughter and sentenced to a term of
from one to 15 years in the elate prison,
several years ago, haa begun serving his
sentence. : ! :
"ricrchandise of tflcrit Only
f 07s Less
Blouses of Georgette and Lace
Featured for Beauty, Quality
and Price at
Blouses that will lend added distinction to the Easter costume when worn
with the finest of Easter suits or skirts. Fascinating styles whose charm lies
as much in their smart, distinctive cut as In the fine texture of the georgette
and lace. In white, flesh and ecru.
0nly once in a great while are we able to mike such an offfering as this.
The blouses are so extraordinary at 4.95 that all are very likely to CO before
tomorrow night. Sizes 36 to 44.
ECONOMY BASEMENT. Lipmao, Wolfe to Co.
, New Bags $1.98
-You wHl enjoy l carrying a smart, new
canteen or other j bag. such as these in
kodak, envelope and inverted pyramid
styles, Of genuine leather in alligator or
web grain, some in tooled effect. ?
Bags that look as if they cost a good bit
more than 1.98. ; 0
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Silk Gloves at 59c Pair ,
-Two-clasp - gloves in white and col
ors, sizes 5 to 7 XA ; not all sizes
in all colors; some slightly irregular.
Fashionable to the finger tips and
the kind that women will" not al
low to remain in the store " all day
at . 59c, ' ' :
ECONOMY BASEMENT i
Lipman Wolfe & Co.
Satin Camisoles $ 1 .25
Of flesh wash satin, . bodice top,
with shoulder straps and other trim
ming of lace. Sizes 36 to 44. Cami
soles that will add to that s delightful
sense of being daintily dressed "all
through" for Easter, and very special
at $i.2t. ; i
, ECONOMY BASEMENT
Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
For Misses 8 to 14 These Lovely Easter Dresses
$10.85 and $11.85
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Any girl will adore these smart models in navy, peacock and green. Imag
ine one in navy with narrow novelty ribbon in rpse and Copenhagen at the waist
and little hnd embroidered motifs in -the same colors on bodice, or a dress
-in green with rose embroidery on collar and sash. And one of the nicest
things . about them is their lower-than-usual prices. ; V '
Little ToU Wash Dresses $2.98
Just the cunningest of Easter frocks for miss 4 fo 8 of crepe, batrste and linen finish
fabric hand-embroidered, smocked or trimmed in cretonne or other contrasting color
effects. .: -. !
ECONOMY BASEMENT, Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
To Sell All These New Suite for Boys Before Easter
Special at $7.50
Boys' Navy Blue
Sizes 8 to 17
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Distinctly superior quality at this remark
ably low price. -! Dressy knicker suits for
Easter. , , . .A
New Furnishings for Boys
Neckwear 25c and 50c '
Caps $1.25 i..
I Blouses 85c -
We Have Underpriced
. Them at
These suits should have arrived several
weeks ago. , They have just come in by ex
press, and to make' up for lost time, we are
pricing them at less than they would usually
sell for, eve, under the low price system of
the Economy Basement Store.
You will find the new spring styles, belted
and Norfolk in smart mixtures, checks and
stripes. Trousers are full cut and full lined
with. taped seams. Sizes 8 to 17.
Saturday's the Day at 6.95
ECONOMY BASEMENT, Upman, Wolf & Co.
Men's Fine Soft Cuff Shirts
We could offer shirts at a lower price, but J? A f
NOT shirts of this grade iff l.O
The quality of fabric and making in these stamp them as shirts that would sell for
far more in the regular way.
Of woven and corded madras-and fine count percales in a variety of patterns, coii- f
servative and otherwise and "they are fast color. ,
sAnd the fit I. You slip them on and there's not a draw riot an uncomfortable feel
ing neckband and armholes are just fight body is plenty full roomy elbows PER
FECT FITTING SHIRTS 1 Sizes 14 to 17. . - .
The New, Narrow Knitted Ties for Men, $1 and $1.25
ECONOMY BASEMENT. Upman, Wolf. & Co.
Sale of Women's Fine Pumps and Oxfords
Saturday Is the Last Day at $2.95 a Pair
The price is nothing less than amazing for footwear of such quality and style. $
They are made well-j-of fine black, brown and patent kid; They are wanted spring models NOT fancy, undesirable
lasts sometimes found in sale offerings. . - -
Included are pumps, one-eyelet ties and five-eyelet oxfords with Louis heels, leather, enameled and covered.
Lines will be somewhat broken into by today's selling, so come early to secure the best choice Saturday.
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This Store Uses No Comparative Prices They Are Misleading and Often Untrue