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VOL. XX. NO. 120.
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Legal Fight Over Testament Left
by Late Publisher Ends When
Justices Decide It Is Declara
tory of Author's Last Wishes.
Salem. July 26. The will of Henry L.
Pittock, late publisher of the Oregonlan,
was upheld by the supreme court this
morning, the opinion being unanimous.
According to -the opinion,, the Instru
ment was a "valid document, declara
tory of his disposition of his estate."
The decree affirms Judge Tazwell of
the Multnomah county circuit court. The
opinion was written by Chief Justice
-The proceeding to set aside the will
was instituted by Caroline P. Leadbet
ter, one of Mr. Pittbck's daughters. In
her contest Mrs. Leadbetter contended
that the will was the product and re
sult of undue influence exercised over
the testator by the men appointed as
trustees, so that in fact it was their will
instead of Mr. Pittock's. Disposing of
this contention as without any support in
the evidence the opinion declares that "it
is apparent that he (Pittock), had very
much more Influence over the defendants
than they had over him and that it was
theirs to obey and not to influence or dic
In disposing of the contention raised
by Mrs. Leadbetter to the effect that
the will was void on its face because
the trustees were vested with unrestrict
ed and unlimited- discretion the opinion
points out that "the action of the tes
tator in thus reposing so large a trust
in two employes who had been faithful
to him through many years may or may
not have been provident as the sequel
shall prove, but it was not unlawful and
(Concluded on Pace Three, Column Five)
Stating that such conduct would net
be tolerated in the city of Portland Mu
nicipal Judge Rossman fined five men,
WU1 J. Harbke, Jefferson Harbke, Phil
Owens, Robert Sheppard and Russell
Ferguson $200 each and also sentenced
them to serve five days in jail for ac
costing two - girls. Maybelle K. Harris
and Marie. Harris, at Twelfth and
Washington streets, Monday night and
forcibly abducting them.
The young men said they Would ap
peal the case and were released on a
bond of $500 each. They were served
with warrants this morning and ap
peared in court this afternoon.
"There, has been too much of this
sort of thing going on," Judge Rossman
said, "and I am not going to tolerate
It when It comes to my attention. Each
of you will receive a stiff sentence and
if possible every effort will be made to
prevent a reoccurence of such thinars.
To trail girls on the street and then
ask them to go for a ride is abominable
enough but forcibly abducting them Is
entirely too much."
The two girls, Marie Harris. 26. and a
cousin. Maybelle K. Harris, 15, living
at 656 CHisan street, were walking;
along the street when the automobile
containing the five young men drew up
io ine euro. According to Btadter the
men were apparently drunk. They in
vited the girls to ride. When the girls
refused the men are said to have iumoed
from -the automobile, surrounded them
and forced them to get into the car.
Stadter stated, he had been informed the
gins were lifted bodily into the automo
When the automobile reached West
over Terrace the girls fought and de
manded that they be released. Their
clothing was badly torn, Stadter stated
The girls resisted so strongly to the
rough treatment that the five boys fin
ally drove back to town. When the
party reached Twenty-first and Glisan
streets. Patrolman Wright was attracted
by the disturbance In the automobile
and came over, jumping on the running
Three of the boys ran and the two
girls with Owens got out of the automo
bile. The two girls complained to the
policeman and Owens was arrested. The
driver of the automobile and the other
boys escaped but gave themselves up
this morning.
Tampico Fields to
Resume August
Mexico, City. Jury 26. -(L N. S.V The
oil companies In the Tampico fields that
suspended operations in protest against
the increased export tax on oil have
officially notified the ministry of the
interior that they will resume opera
tions August 1. it was stated by officials
of the ministry of interior today. The
workmen who were discharged are now
"Attractive girls of the Oregon
This mem picture feature of The
Sunday Journal begins next Sun
day. Each succeeding Sunday a pace
of photographs of representative
maids of the several Oregon cities
I will be reproduced In color in The
Sunday Journal.
The first group Includes girls
of The Dalles.
BEFORE a courtroom filled with friends and curious folk,
Mrs. Ann Louise A gee is today defending herself from
charges that she killed her husband, Harry. Beside her
constantly is her gray haired father, D. J. Swing, who came half
way across the continent to be with his girl in her hour of
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No' trace had 'been found early today of
Dr. W. E. Stone, head of Purdue uni
versity, and Mrs. Stone, who have been
missing since July 17. Searching par
ties are scouring the country around
Mount Eanon and increasing alarm is
felt for the safety of Dr. and Mrs.
Dr. Stone and his wife, who are ex
perienced mountaineers, left Mount As-
siniboln camp on July 17, provisioned
for a four day walking tour in the Ca
nadian Rockies. The only trace of them
that has since been' found was the dis
covery on Sunday last of the remains
of a fire and some toilet articles' that
were discovered at the foot of Mount
Eanon, an unsealed peak.
Additional searching parties are being
organised today by Professor Fay and
by Mr. Wheeler, director of the Alpine
club. A large number of experienced
mountaineers are in this region in prep
aration for the annual meet of the Alpine
club at Lake O'Hara and they will be
called upon to aid the search.
Two of the game wardens sent out to
discover traces of Dr. Stane and his
wife have returned with no news. Ru
dolph, the Swiss guide, and W. Peto, the
game warden, are still searching.
Both Dr. Stone and his wife are mem
bers of the Mesa ma club of mountain
climbers and have made many trips
with the Portland mountain climbing
organization. They have' many friends
In Portland who experienced concern to
day to hear of their being missing but
who were confident such experienced
mountaineers as the Stones would
show up without fall unless some
extraordinary accident, has occurred.
The Stones made their last trio .with
the Masamas in 1917 when they climbed
Mount Jefferson. They have , oi imbed
all the snow peaks of the Pacific
Northwest and were so confident .of
their ability they seldom availed them
selves of the professional guides.
Dr. Stone hi 60 years old and is a
famous chemist. Both he and Mrs.
Stone, besides being members of the
Masamas. are active members of the
Alpine club of Canada and of the Amer
ican Alpine club.
Gamp Lewis One of
Those Retained by
War Department
Washington, July 26. (L N. S.) The
war department has decided to retain
Camp Dix, N. J. ; Camp Travis. Texas ;
Cam Lewis. Wash, and Camp Knox,
Kentucky, it was announced this after
The camps to be abandoned are
Devans, Massachusetts ; Sherman. Onto ;
urant, uunois : Pike. Arkansas : Ma
Bd; Jackson. South Carolina,
Salem. Or., July 26. Temporarily
blinded and suffering excruciating pain
as tne result or a powder blast this
morning, Francis Blackmer, 38, a farmer
residing in Keixer Bottom, north of
Salem, groped his way to the home of
W. G. Pearmlne, neighboring farmer.
who rushed him to Salem for medical
Blackmer explains that he was dipping
powder from a can with a spoon when
the explosion occurred. The blast ap
parently caught him fully in the face,
rendering him terporarily sightless and
burning his face to a raw pulp. Unable
to gain assistance through shouting he
Started groping his way in' the direction
of the Pearmine farm, a quarter of a
mile away.
Mrs. Blackmer. wife of the injured
man. was taken to Portland Monday
where she will undergo a major oper
ation. Blackmer, thinking only of his
wife, begged that the news of his acci
dent be kept from her.
Oregon Forestry
To Be Discussed
At 3-Day Session
To discuss forestry in Oregon a three
day seaekm of the forest committee of
the United States Chamber of Com
merce will be convened in the Portland
Chamber of Commerce rooms Friday,
Saturday of this week, according to T.
T. Munger of the United forest service.
After the indoor session there will be s
two-day field trip through the Douglas
fir forests. George H. Cecil, district
forester, and Fred Ames of the timber
sales division left for Seattle to attend
the conference of the chamber and will
return to Portland with them
The committee, composed of 10. has
been making a survey of forest condi
tions throughout the nation. From here
they will ga to San Francisco.
Lillian Russell's
Sister, 62, Is Dead
Los Angeles, Cel.. July 16. ( I. N. S.)
Mrs. Leon Leonard Ross, sister of Lil
lian Russell, noted stage favorite, is
dead today at the home of her daughter
Mrs. Jack, Brammel. a Los Angeles resi
dent. Mrs. Rosa was 63 years old.
services will be held here.
Unidentified Person, It Is Said,
Was Seen Running From Home;
Razor Held Not Instrument of
Death; Frame-Up Is Alleged.
A man wearing a white mask and s
black flowing overcoat killed Harry
Agee, who was found dying on the porch
of his home at 1770 Druid avenue on
June 11, and the razor found on the
lawn was not used by the murderer.
The silverware, carving set. watch and
bracelet found under the south window
of the house were placed there some
time after the murder, by persons or a
person who wished to give the impres
sion that a burglar had entered the
house or that Mrs. Agee had killed her
husband. The findings were part of a
i treacherous "frameup."
These are the startling contentions of
I John Collier, chief defense counsel for
I Mrs. Ann Louise Agee, who is on trial in
! Circuit Judge Morrow's court, charged
with killing her husband by cutting his
throat with a razor.
At 1 :15 this afternoon Judge Morrow
the jurors and the opposing attorneys
left the courtroom for a personal in
spection of the scene of the crime.
When Mrs. Agee ran from the little
home in which her husband was dying
early on the morning of June 11. she
screamed :
"Someone Is killing Harry," and
! pleaded for aid.
Such was the testimony this morning
of R. E. Green, who. with Mrs. Green,
was the first person at the scene of the
crime that has resulted in the present
charge of first degree murder against
Mrs. Agee. Agee died shortly after
Green arrived, he testified. Mrs. Green
remained with Mrs. Agee a short dis
tance from the house.
But before Mrs. Agee. screaming at the
top of her voice, rushed to the street a
man wearing a white mask and black
overcoat leaped off the porch and es-
(Concluded on Paaa Three. Column Two)
Washington, July 26. The house ways
and mesne -committee opened hearings
on tax revisions today amidst a storm
of protest.
From the number of witnesses who
asked that they might be given a hear
ing It appeared that there will be a vig
orous protest offered against every tax
now in existence and every tax which
is suggested.
Particular opposition was voiced to
day against the small war taxes, espe
cially the stamp taxes.
Representatives of the bottling and
confectionery interests were heard in
appeals for removal of taxes on fruit
juices and mild beverages and on ice
cream and soda waters. These taxes
have been alluded to as the "nuisance"
taxes. Their repeal is expected by many
committee members.
Discussion of the ssles tax
opened up before the committee by Rep
resentative Freer, Wisconsin, who is op
posed to the tax and had brought op
ponents of the proposition forward to
argue against it. Announcement was
made that the sales tax was not under
consideration by the committee at the
present time.
Southern tobacco growers and manu
facturers were represented and a protest
wss made before the committee against
increases in the taxes on cigars, cigar
ettes and other forms of tobacco manu
The new tax bill, members of the
mlttee admit, must raise at least $3,600.-
000,000. This represents a reduction of
only about $500,000,000 from the other
Four steps seemed certain as the com
mittee met to begin hearings.
The excess profits taxes will be
The higher surtax rates win bo
Some of the more annoying and petty
consumption taxes will be repealed.
There will be no sales tax.
Some tax to replace the excess profits
levy must be found, and it probably will
be a flat 15 per cent on the earnings of
corporations. Chairman Fordney said.
Seattle Decides on
Skagit River Project
Seattle. July 26 (U. P.) Despite as
sertions that the city would save be
tween $2,000,000 and $1,000,000 by post
poning the work for at last two years,
the city council Monday night nssurt the
ordinance authorising en additional bond
Issue of $5,500,000 for the George creek
unit of the city's Skagit river power
Japanese Note Not
Received at Capital
Washington. July 26. L N. S.) The
Japanese note of acceptance has not
been received here, either at the state
department or at the Japanese embassy,
according to official announcement kite
this afternoon.
3-Cent Postage Is
Part of Program
Washington, July 26. (L N. &) The
administration expects that first class
postage rates will be fixed at 1 cents as
a part of the program of tax revision.
It was stated of,ftrlslly at the White
House this afternoon.
Attorney Tomlinson for Portland
Tells Commission Men Repre
senting Company Sitting Be
hind Him and Eavesdropping.
By Ralph Watsea
Staff Correspondent of The Joereal
Salem, July 26 Charging that the
"Pacific Telephone company was at
tacking the city of Portland from the
rear" by having Its witnesses grouped
back of him and his assistants, "appar
ently to eavesdrop upon "our conversa
tion and to watch our papers," Assistant
City Attorney Tomlinson started the
rate hearing off this morning with the
customary explosion right at the begin
ning rather than just before the adjourn
When the commission called the hear
Ing to order Tomlinson at once told It
that the company "for the first few days
had been sitting across the table with its
back to the mall." but. he insisted, that
"during the last two days I notice that
we are being attacked from the rear.1
He went on to say that two men who
were witnesses' for or employes of the
company had taken up their places right
oaca oi nun ana nis associates and that
they had evidently all been listening In
on his conversations and looking over
his papers. He turned and pointed the
two men out and asked -that they be
made to get back across "no man's land
with their fellows on the other side of
the room.
"We have no spy In their camn and
don't want any. We are willing to fight
in the open," Tomlinson told the com
Attorney Shaw, for the company, de
nied that he or his associates were doing
wnat Tomlinson charged against them.
T don't know what to say In response
to the charges made by Mr. Tomlinson."
he said, "It seems to be beneath
the dignity of these proceedlnrs. If
anybody on the part of the company
nas been sitting where he could see or
hear anytal
thing from the other side I
hoard of t, and have not bean
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Springfield. TIL. July 26, (L N. S
come and get me.
-This, In substance, was the reply of
Governor Len Small today when he was
informed that Judge EL S. Smith had
denied him immunity from state crimi
nal procedure, involving alleged misuse
of state interest funds.
"Tell my attorneys not to attempt to
delay the order of the court Issuing
warrants for my arrest," said the gov
ernor. At an early hour this Afternoon n
move had been taken by county authori
ties to carry out the order of Judge E.
& Smith to place Governor Small un
der arrest. The warrant remained in
the hands of Circuit Court Clerk Charles
Fred Mortimer, prosecuting attorney,
made the first move to carry out the
court's order later in the day.
The attorney called George Sutton,
secretary to the governor, on the tele
phone and asked that the governor
send a representative to confer with
Mortimer regarding the warrant.
Sutton replied the governor "wasn't
Interested" in the proposal and said he
had no desire to enter into a conference.
Mortimer said he had not decided on
his next step, but indicated it would not
be taken before tomorrow.
The governor reached the capitol with
out a bodyguard He was accompanied
by his son. Leslie Small, and Senator
John A. Wheeler of Springfield. He
appeared unconcerned about the case.
Warrants charging the governor with
a confidence game, embezzlement and
conspiracy to defraud. Involving $2,600.
000 were In the hands of Circuit Court
Clerk Charles L. Koehn when Judge
Smith handed down his Informal de
cision. They were to be given to Sheriff
Henry Mester for Immediate service.
The court offered to grant the gov
ernor a "reasonable period" in which
to submit to arrest, but warned the gov
ernor's attorneys that the sheriff would
be "compelled by law to serve the war
rants. He also decried the report that
the governor might can out troops. The
judge declared he did not believe that
national guardsmen, if called oat by the
governor, would obey orders to obstruct
the law by protecting the chief executive
from arrest.
Just as court was adjourned, the
judge received a large bouquet of
"Someone has sent the court i
quet," he said. "I hops that after they
have beard what the court has to say
they win want the bouquet to remain '
Southern Famine
Survey Is Ordered
Washington. July J. CO. P.) A
of famine ooaditJeeis la
ordered today by the Red Cross fol-
wtth the United
States public health act vice. As soon as
the seeds of the Pellagra-ridden terri
tory are determined, the two organisa
tions wIU rash food, madid nea and doc-
Cnsslnar of the
and Dr. Livingstone Far-
Dominion Premiers to Demand
That Disarmament Session Be
on West Slope) Britain May
Interject War Debt in Session.
By Ed L. Keen
London, July 26. (U. P.) The Pa
ciflc coast of America may be the scene
of a momentous meeting of powers to
discuss Pacific questions. Dominion
premiers, according to information here,
intend to recommend that the gathering
proposed by President Harding be held
in a coast city. ,
Another suggestion, understood to be
Incorporated in a note which will be
submitted to Washington, is that the
meeting be moved up from November
to late In September or early in Oc
The note will answer Secretary
Hughes' message in which he disap
proved the suggestion that a preliminary
conference on the Pacific problem be
held in London.
It wee reported today that the Brit
ish will attempt to bring the Question
of war debts into the disarmament con
ference. Premier Lloyd George will take
a corps of financial experts with him
to waanington.
The experts will be armed with In
formation and rnmeals. for the ban
dling of Britain's debt to the United
It is reported that the British note
agrees that the conference should be
on American soil and adds a suggestion
that a Pacific coast city be selected be
cause Premier Hughes of Australia and
Premier Massey of New Zealand are
anxious to return home with the least
possible delay.
The coast city preferred for the meet
lag. It is reported, wss not mentioned
in the note.
Immediate steps should be taken by
the Portland Chamber of Commerce to
secure for this city the proposed con
fere nee on the peace of the Pacific ac
cording to a statement issued this morn
ing by H. B. Van Duxer, president of the
"Portland's geographical position and
the close commercial relations of the
city with Japan and other Oriental
con f'e rerTceTasI Van use?
P. Hetherton. executive secretary of
the chamber, sent telegrams to the state
apartment and to the Oregon delegation
at Washington today, urging the
pediency of hold Ing the proposed
ference here.
One of the main reasons why the con
ference should be held here, it is pointed
out, is that Portland Is the only large
city on the coast where there has been
no radical anti-Japanese propaganda.
Both in California and in Washington
feeling against the Japanese is so strong
It is believed, that Japan would not con
sent to San Francisco, Los Angeles or
Seattle being selected as the meeting
Portland" is much better supplied with
hotel and club accommodations than Se
attle, and no coast city could make more
convenient arrangements for the sessions
of the delegates.
Salem. Or.. July 26. Mrs. Roy R.
Westley, 28, of St. Johns, Portland, died
at a hospital here this morning as the
result of Injuries sustained in an auto
mobile accident on the Pacific highway
near Brooks three weeks ago. Mrs.
Westley wss an occupant of the Mal
colm Ramp car which was struck by s
car driven by E O. Osborne, Portland
tire salesman. At the time of the acci
dent It was believed that Mrs. Westley t
Injuries were only slight and that she
would soon recover.
Mrs. Westley Is the second victim of
this accident to succumb to Injuries sus
tained at that time. Rudolph Sarnuel
soa of Can by, an employe of the State
hospital here, who was riding with Os
borne at the time, died the day after
the accident as the result of a fractured
skull. Osborne himself to now in a
Portland hospital, suffering from inju
ries sustained la the accident
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Ramp and little
son, Bobbie, aad little Luclle Westley
were also injured in the crash, which
completely demolished both automobiles.
The death of Mrs. WasOey has re
vived agitation for a charge of man
slaughter against Osborne. Who was said
to have been driving at a terrific pace
when his car crashed into the Ramp car
just as it turned Into the Pacific high
wsy from Brook
Mrs. Westley is survived by her pa
rents, nr. ana his. J. A. Maplethorpe
of Lang Beach. CaL, her husband and
a daughter. Locue. Funeral is ilias
will be conducted In Salem, but the
time has not yet been definitely rtioMsd
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Washington Postal
Examinations Set
Washington. July 26. (WASHING
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text of President Harding's
congress follows :
To the Senate and House of Represen
It Is necessary to can the attention of
congress to the obligations of the gov
ernment to the railroads and ask your
cooperation In order to enable the gov
ernment to discharge these obligations.
There Is nothing new about them, but
only recently has there come an under
standing which seems weU to Justify a
sincere endeavor to effect an early set
tlement. These obligations already have
been recognised by the congress in the
pessage of the transportation act restor
ing the railroads to their owners, but
previous recognition was made in the
contract under which the railroads were
operated by the government for the
period of the World war.
The contract covering operation pro
vided that the railways should be re
turned to their owners In as good condi
tion as when taken over by the govern
ment, and the transportation act, recog
nising that betterments and additions
belong to capital accounts, provided tnat
such funds as the railway companies
owe the government for betterments and
new equipment added during the period
or government operation migm
There has been at no time any ques
tion about the justice of funding such In.
debtedneas. to the government. Indeed
It has been in progress to a measureable
degree ever since the return of the rail
roads to their owners. It has been lim
ited, however, to such esses ss those in
which final settlements with the railway
administrations have been effected.
The process Is admittedly too slow to
meet the difficult situation which the
owners of the railroads have been fac
ing, and I believe It essential to restore
railway activities, and essential to the
country's good fortune to ha atari both
funding and settlement.
Quite apart from the large sums owing
to the government, which we are morally
and legally bound to fund, the govern
ment admittedly owes the railway com
panies large sums on those accounts.
such as compensation, depreciation and
There has been a wide difference In
opinion relating to the amount the gov
(Coaehtded an Page Two, Cohan Three)
The- Morris Brothers reorganisation
committee has completed its pool and Is
ready to bid on the assets of the bank
rupt bond bouse, according to a state
ment made this afternoon by officers of
the committee.
Eighty per cent of the banks, bond
houses and trust companies and a large
majority of the other unsecured credit
ors are declared to have Joined the pooL
The tender of a hid awaits the comple
tion of an accurate list of the assets for
sale by Trustee Earl C Bronaugh. Dif
ficulty has been encountered in com
pleting the list of the assets for sale, as
almost every day some creditor is filing
a reclamation suit with Referee A. M.
Cannon. As soon as auditors for the
trustee can eliminate all bonds from the
assets over which there to a possibility
of being any further court litigation, the
reorganization committee will be able
to bid for the entire assets within a very
short time. It was announced.
This announcement was made todays
because Wednesday was the 60-day
limit previously agreed upon between
the trustee end committee upon which
the committee could submit its bid.
Wednesday before Federal Judge R.
a Bean the A. C Hopkins estate win
start suit to reclaim $60,000 worth of
bonds. It is alleged that the estate pur
chased $60,600 worth of bonds and that
660,000 worth were in Morris Brothers
three days before the Institution closed,
and should have been delivered.
Locomotive Hits
Truck; Portland
Man Hurt, May Die
Dallas. Or.. Juhr 26. Abner Magers.
aged about 60, wax probably fatally in
jured at noon today when he drove an
auto truck In front of a Southern Pacific
locomotive on Church street. Magers
and bis brother. George Magers, who
rests a in Portland, were driving to New
port and had stopped st the home of
their brother. James Magers, In this city
for lunch. They wore pulling away
from the letter's home to resume their
Journey when the accident happened.
George Magers saw the approaching en
gine and Jumped, escaping injury. The
injured man to at the Dallas hospital.
The truck to a complete wreck. The
locomoUtve was derailed.
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Sends Message to Congress in
Which He Makes Suggestions
for Relief of Two Industries
Through War Finance Board.
By L. C. Marti a
Washington. July 26. (U. P.;
dent Harding today asked
broaden the warn of th war ft
corporation so that it could give financisB
relief to the railroads and agriculture! fl
He made this request In a short mess
addressed to the senate and bouse of roa- V
rasentatlves. Wt
Harding gave only the bare outline of
the plan he wants congress to approve.
Details are to be given out later bar tab
railroad administration.
The president, however, made dear
these salient points of his plank:
That the war finance corporation bo
empowered to buy railway securities now
held by the director general so that of- 3
flcials may have funds to settle with the
railroads without dipping Into the inn
That the powers of the corporation he
broadened so that it can extend further
relief to the livestock raisen
Harding revealed also that to
a settlement with the government, the
railroads have consented to waive their
claims based on the assertion that labor
depreciated in value during eve eminent
control, and that the government should
pey for this. The waiver, ho sea or. will
not prejudice their rights if they shanM
take their claim to the courts.
Harding then explained that the gov
ernment owed the railroads and the
roads owed the government, and that
settlements have already been made of
claims totaling $226,666,764.
"The way would seem clear to very
early adjustment and relief except for
the fact thai the railway administration,
though possessing assets, does not com
mand the funds neeeesary to meet what
will be its admitted obligations,- the
message said.
The proposal that the war froanee cor
poration be empowered to segutlUs
payments to the laluoads. the
debt to the
t win be
that to.
Harding merely touched on the agri
cultural relief feature of his
(CoBchM oa Papa Three, Column Three)
Plans for the erection of an addition
to the Good Samaritan hospital, submit
ted by Lawrence h Holford. were fa
vorably ps nil on by the city baflillin
department and a permit for cuushu
Uon work was Issued Monday. The
building will be a five story concrete
struction and to estimated to cost $200,
ooo. It win have a frnotage of 161
feet on Marshall street, between Toon-ty-eecond
sad Twenty-third, and a depth
of 40 feet to s connection with the
present hospital building.
The upper story of the addition win
house the Clark Memorial surgery and
the remainder of the structure win bo
used for general hospital purposes. Con
struction work will begin liiiniartlilslj.
according to Rodney L. Glisan and other
officers of Good Samaritan.
Ten residence eprmits wore Issinil by
the building department Monday. "Vrg
for an expenditure of more than I fi 6.66)6.
Bar to Duiuping of
Overseas Surplus
On U. S. Requested
N'ewCMoans, July 26 (U. P.)
idles, which wore ooM to a French
dlcate, are being brought into the
of New Orleans to be sold on the
lean market, according to
made public by the New Oi
elation of Commerce today.
Fearing this action will have
moralising effect oa the American
ket. the Association of rvr....
wired ail state members of aongrsoi
the senate urging them to snaet w
legislation to prevent Importation of the
Journal Plane
Coast Service
Today's Trip
Pilot Archie Roth
Seagull Wt Portland . . .1:31 p. as.
Seagull loft Portland.
l.OJ p-m.
2 : 60 p. so.
night to Seaside.)