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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, OREGON
FRIDAY, MARCH 25. IC21.
THERE fS SURPLUS
(By Cn!ud Urn
i Chicago, March 24. The hired
man 1 back on the farm.
In his suit case up In the attic
may be a pink silk shirt, a nifty
college cut suit, and a pair of flat
heeled - English shoes reminders of
those 'dizzy days In the big city
but these interest him not at all.. He
Is too busy tumbling 'out of bed at
dawn, working until dark, eating
three big meals and reading the al
manac for a few minutes before bed
HIStlESTO HOLD JOB
He Is happy to. have, a job back on
the farm and hustling as he has not
hustled for- years to hold his job, ac
cording to the Illinois Agricultural as
His wages hare been cut something
scandalous, but he is grinning about
it. because there are thousands of city
boys who want his job.
All of which is making the farmer
laugh the first laugh he has had in
JOBS SCARCE t WAGES CUT
"There is a surplus of farm labor in
every district making reports to us,
said L. J. Montroff of the association.
''Michigan has just completed a sur
vey of farm labor in that state and be
sides showing; a surplus of labor, there
has been a wage decrease of from 10 to
30 per cent on the farms.
"The farmers are now able to pick
their men and are making plans to put
out as big an acreage this year as last,
despite adverse prices."
Taf t-Harding Confab
May Be Precursor of
' Washington. March 25. L NV S.)
Former President William Howard Taft
and President Harding conferred for
half an hour at the White House today.
Upon leaving, Mr.. Taft said his visit
was in the nature of a "courtesy call"
On the new president. He said he had
not discussed any serious business.
. The corpulent ex-president got a lot
of enjoyment in making the rounds Of
Washington today, congratulating the
heads of the new Republican adminis
tration. He was in a Jovial mood at
the White House, calling out all of the
old employes to shake hands and talk
of the "good old days."
The visit of the ex-president here led
to a revival of rumors of his going on
the supreme court bench at the first
vacancy. Four members of the bench
are now eligible for retirement.
Stanley Keck, Grid '
Star, Rescues Man
f " From Flaming Hall
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' Princeton, N J: March "2&. (I.: -N.
8.) Btanley Keck, captain of the 1922
Princeton football team and tackle on
the A II-American team of last fall, was
the hero of a 9100,000 blaze at the uni
versity early today,
Keck rushed into the big Princeton
Tower club, a; new. building used as a
dormitory, library1 and war memorial
hall, and carried from the biasing struc
ture Erail Red waller, a private fireman,
who was seen to fall down a staircase
Into the fire debris on the first floor.
The building - was destroyed, but no
lives were lost. . The club was closed
for the Kaster i vacation.
The fire was the seventh and largest
at 'he university within a year.
La Grande Employs
Portland Firm to
Build i Water Works
La , Grande, Mar4h 25. At a special
meeting of the, city commission a con
tract waa entered into with Stevens &
Koon, consulting engineers of Portland,
for the engineering work in connection
with a new water supply system, which
will probably cost in the neighborhood of
1500.000. The preliminary work will be
completed in about 90 days, following
which a special election will be held to
authorize the necessary bonds.
The annual war on chickens foraging
for a living in neighbors' gardens result
ed in a a fine for Bruce Hendricks, who
allowed his chickens to roam at will. :
Jimmle Clark was fined 175 for driving
a car while drunk. " ;
Lowden Retires From
Active Politi c s for
Illinois Farm Life
Clerk of Bremerton .
Ahead of Pursuers
(Bf mitrt New)
Omaha. Neb.. March 25. Leland M.
Bowen. 19, navy mall' clerk on the M.
3. S. Charlotte, who disappeared ; from
Seattle. Wash., Feb. 19, when J717S in
money orders and War Savings stamps
were found to be missing. Is just one
lap ahead of federal agents and postal
inspectors who arrived here today and
learned that Bowen yesterday drew more
than 12000 out. of a local bank and left
-- Miss Inez Barager, Bremerton, Wash.,
disappeared at the same time Bowen
left Seattle. Bowen formerly, lived at
Blair, Neb., near here.
San Francisco, March 25. For many
years one of the prominent figures in
the Republican party and a candidate
for the nomination at the last presiden
tial compalgn, ex-Governor Frank O.
Lowden announced today that he has
retired from politics. He will leave San
Francisco tonight for his farm in Illi
nois. "After several decades in public life,
I am now content to live the rest of my
life on the farm," said Lowden today.
"I 4hink that I have done ray share
of the public work and am content to
step aside to let a younger man take
' The governor also owns considerable
farm land in Arkansas. He will now
take xver the3 active management of
During the last Republican conven
tion. Governor Lowden had strong sup
port in the early voting, but withdrew
and threw his support to Harding on
the last few ballots.
. His retirement is the first of any of
the well known Republicans to be announced.
Bulletin, Is Dead
Philadelphia, March 25. (T. JT. &)
William Perrine, editor in chief of the
Bulletin for 26 years and one of the best
known newspapermen, publicists and
h nters In the country, died here today,
aged 63. He had been 111 for a month.
. An extensive traveler and keen-observer
all his life, Mr. Perrine Imparted
Ms fund of intimate knowledge to the
Miblic In the widely read column, "Men
id Things' under the nom de plume of
Turks Ftee Before
Greeks j in Smyrna,
Says Athens Report
London, March 25. (L N. S.) The
Greelt advance J against the Turkish
Nationalists on the Smyrna front con
tinues successfully, according to an
Exchange Telegraph dispatch from
Athena today. ,. It quoted the Greek war
0ffice,asA,suTn6uncing : . . j
" Waiaf a making ..victorious advances
in the sectors of Ushak and Broussa in
our offensive which began yesterday.
Thai Turks are retreating in disorder."
Cigar Store Robbed
Oscar T. Olsen proprietor of the cigar
store in the lobby of the Morgan build
ing, reported burglars entered his place
early Thursday morning and stole $60
worth of tobaeco, safety razors and
pipes. One meerschaum pipe taken was
valued at $20. i - ,
MIRY S BILL ON
By John Gletssner ;
United Nws Staff Correspondent
Washington, March 25. Western
members of congress wUl. push a
project for reclaiming millions I of
acres of waste land,' in the special
session of congress which mejets
April 11, ; : - J : ; ;-
i Senator Charles L. McXary of Oregon
and Representative Addison T. Smith of
Idaho head committees of three in the
senate and bouse, respectively, which
are nrenarlns: for introduction of a
measure appropriating tho necessary
funds.' '!::. 5'-:;'
Two schemes are under consideration.
one to provide $350,000,000 for a general
reclamation plan, and another to provide
$260,000,000 for work in the West, and
a like sum for development In the South.
The Western lands, with few exceptions,
are arid, while those of the South re
el u ire drainage. It is likely the first
schemes will be decided upon. i i
TWO PLAITS CONSIDERED ;
The principle In either event would be
the same. The federal government
would appropriate - $10,000,000 the first
year, $20,000,000 the next and increas
ingly ; large amounts until the entire
sum was appropriated. The money
would go Into a "revolving fund" from
which construction would be financed.
Land owners would derive benefit, in
return for which they would form them
selves into districts and issue bonds,
bearing Interest, to the federal govern
ment. These bonds would be placed
with the federal farm loan banks, and
eventually sold to the Investing public
at a time when the property value naa
made an unquestioned Investment. , .The
government would be reimbursed, and
the funds would then be available for
other work. s !
Engineers have estimated by this oro-
f ceBS that $2,000,000,000 worth of develop
ment could be carried on In 20 years.
which would cost the government noth
Ing. and add greatly to the national
wealth. . . ... .y .. .
MAST CLAIMS ADVOCATED
The government. In 1910, loaned $20
000,000 to a reclamation fund on a
scheme similar to the one now consid
ered. This is now being paid back at
the rate of a million dollars yearly.
.Numerous reclamation measures have
been advanced in congress, but no
scheme comparable In magnitude to the
present one has ever been acted upon.
Some of the projects which it is hoped
would eventually be developed would
cost as much as $500,000,000. Projects on
which work is now In progress would
This year the reclamation service will
spend about $15,000,000, but will under
take only one new development. The
funds. In the main, are derived from the
revenues coming to the government in
fees, rentals and royalties from the pub
lic damln. i The sum is a little larger
Merge Two Offices,
;. Fall Urges Sinnott
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Washington, March 15. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
By request of Secretary of the" Interior
Fall, Representative Sinnott will ' in
troduce a bill authorizing the president
to consolidate the offices of register and
receiver at all land offices, the register
hereafter to perform all duties of both
offices and receive the same compensa
tion at present paid, which is not more
what Jimmy Dunn's cat
All the' latest models,
fabrics and patterns
for Easter. .
JIMMY DUNN ;
, Use My Stairway and Save Money ; j
Broadway at Alder Catty-Corner From Pantages
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The Easter Parade
With a Juvenile Suit
tailored for service are here awaiting your approval.
Sertres. cheviata. t wH i flnn,!. u m Ar An
colorings many with two trousers sises 6 to 18 years.
$10 to $25
Easter Footwear -For
GirU and Boys
Mary Jane and Pumps for the girls, little and big. S2.SO
Oxfords and Shoes for girls and boys In tan calf, with
sensible heels and good fitting toes, all widths.
- Girls Tailored Hats
A wondrous assortment of tailored Milan and
. Braid H at streamer trimmed in black, white,
navy, brown and two tones, for gins Z to 14
? years. .. .., . .- ., '.... . ....
Stitch's famous Reefer Coats tot little boys 1 to 6 veara.
in navy and red serge, covert and mixtures 97.50 to
New.Raglans for boys 4 to 10 fl3.SO to 18.UO.
$3.50 to $12
OutnttergC Chtldrerv f
lit SIXTH ST- JTEAB AIDER
Slember Greater Portland Association
Wife . Who Is Nearly
Butchered? Kills Her
! Enavllle, Idaho, March 25. U. F.
With her nose, bitten off and her face
Crushed to a bloody pulp, Mrs. John
Louma is in Jan today charged with the
murder of her husband.
J She blew her husband's head nearly
Off last night with a soft-nosed bullet,
following a . brutal attack . in which
Louma nearly butchered her In a drunk
en frensy. - "
1 The room was a shambles when depu
1 A whiskey sUll In full blast was
found near the scene of the tragedy.
The woman has two children.
i Louma figured In a murder here In
1912, when he fired into a crowd of
other Finns, leaving the Finn hall. :
: Underwood Mill Resumes ..v :
White Salmon, Wash., March 25. The
Climax at Underwood has resumed op
erations after several months of Idleness.
Work on Itoad Bctmn
! White Salmon, Wash.. March 25.
Work has begun on the Snowden-White
Salmon road, a large crew of men being
put on. l-
FOR LARGER NAVY
Tokio, March 25. Disarmament
will have no place in 'Japan's ;pro
gram for the coming year.
Big- navy ' advocates ' liave 'tri
umphed in the diet attd that body
today passed the ; budget which ; car
ries total appropriations of 1.5 52,
000,000 yen $7.000,000) of which
32 per cent will ,bo dtvoted to
Japan's - navy. The budget ' now
awaits the signature of the emperor,
the house of peers passing; it by a
standing vote. ;
V. S. PLANS DISCUSSED
In the house of peers during the final
discussion of the budget, sensational ref
erences were made to reported plans
for American naval concentration In the
Pacific. Navy Minister Kato was In
terrogated by Baron Sakamoto regarding-
reports that the Atlantic and Pacific
fleets of the United States were to be
united in Pacific waters.
. A note of alarm over these reports
was also sounded In the press today,
comment was being devoted chiefly to
"An exhibition of Republican aims,
amounting to a threat toward the Pa
cificfy was the characterization of one
of the papers In discussing the reports.
" "W- will take action necessary to
protect our fishery and other rights in
Kamchatka if China does not meet our
demands." Baron Uchlda informed the
budget commlttee of the, house of peers
' Uchlda said Japan had made five
demands upon China, but that no reply
had been received, r
The committee was informed that the
government had reached -&n agreement
with the. United State in regard to the
Pacific cable.- 4
Japan will control the line to Shang
hai, and the United " States the branch
to Guam, it was stated. Uchida said
no further reports had been received In
regard to the Tap discussion.
Uchida indicated that the government
is not considering a trade agreement
with the Bolshevik!. ,
' "It is ' unnecessary to follow Great
Britain's example," he said.
: Broker's Wife Asks Tlvorce
San Francisco. March 25. Florence IL
Brown, wife of Herbert Hamilton Brown,
prominent insurance broker of San Fran
cisco, sued her husband for divorce to
day on the ground of extreme and con
tinued cruelty The couple were prom
inent in society here and Seattle.
Your Wife Says:
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You Should Have
A New Hat tor Easter !
1 " .
We invite your inspection of the largest' assortment of
New Spring Hats it has
ever been our pleasure
The productions of the world's best makers are here,
including a large assortment of the famous
Hat prices are much less than those of last year.
Silk. Shirt Special
Values up to $15
75c to $4
, jColorings and Designs
Winthrop Hammond Co,
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Our i pastry experts- have put
forth their best efforts in pre
paring these Easter Novelties
and; you will find them delight
Gateau Cream ; Lot:, decorated with
.nest and chicks, each .$1.50
Almond-filled Simnel Cake, a Euro
pean Easter Novelty, per lb $1.00
Nest Souffle, rer dozen. ........ .$1.75
Franzipan Nest Pastries, per! dozen. .$1.75
Meringue Glace Fruit Pastries, per
dozen ............. .'. $2.00
Bury Simnel Cakes, each $1.25
Hot Cross. Buns, per dozen ......,.$ .35
HAZELWOOD MONTE CARLO CAKE
A treat for any occasion.
$1.50 nd $2.00 E-ch
HAZELWOOD LAYER CAKES
Chocolate, Walnut, Cherry, Pineapple,
Orange, Devil's Food and Cocoanut.
HAZELWOOD FRENCH PASTRIES
Tempting daintie with Easter decorations.
;hoco!ate Souffle I '
righton Biscuits V. ...80c PER LB.
fie Biscuits 1
$1 PER LB.
Palit de Dime, per dot. . . .60c
Scotch Scones, per doz...30c
English Muffins, doi. ... . 40c
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