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ANXIOUS TIMES FOR THE ADMIRAL
IS HE LOOKING FOR
NOT MUCH ! A REAL FRIEND
-THE ORDERLY WITH OUR
SUPPLY QT W-B CUT.
YES-AND IF HE DOESN'T
HURRY I LL GIVE HIM
WEEK Ui THE BRIO'
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NOT POLICY OF
Food Chief Says Maximum
Quotations Meant Only
for War Products
WHEAT, SUGAR NEEDED
No Authority, No Desire to
Fix Prices, Claims Food
SECOND SERMON IN iUNITY7 SERIES
IS PREACHED BY ROBERT S. GILL
The barriers which divide Chris
tian peoples and make for the pre
' ent sectarian state of Christendom
are more temperamental and pay
etiological than they are theological
or real, according to statements
made by the Bev. Robert S. Gill In
the second of a series of talks on
church unity, delivered at ht, Paul.?
JEpiscopal church Sunday night. Not
by seeking for elimination, -but eo
crdlnatlon; not by -a process of inu-
. lual concession but by mutual co i
trlbution Is the true way to unity.
the speaker asserted.
"Some people ask me what com
mon plane I expect to find, upon
'which the church may get together;
what Is the Irreducible minimum up
on which all might agree, said Mr,
u ill. "There is no such thing as a
common plane. Some people ask me
: what the Kplrcopal chinch would bo
willing to concede. -My response H
'absolutely nothing. We hare tried
the method of concession and found
It wanting. I suppose I am not con
sidered practical. But 'practical' Is
one of our Idol-words. This is not
time to be practical in the matter of
church unity. We can all conjure
up a multitude of obstacles. Bit
what we need first of all is the M?
vision. If , wen want unity hard
enough a way will be found to tak-9
care of the obstacles.
"In any sphere, whether of doe-
trine, discipline, worship, polity or
practice, we find the widest ex
tremes as we gaze round upon the
various Christian bodies. Yet no
comprehensive purview can fall to
take into 'account every one of tha
extremes. Take the matter of poll
ty, as an illustration; systems of
church . government divide them
selves easily Into four classes: papal.
episcopal, presbyterlan and congr
rational. No process of elimination
could possibly compromise these var
!ant systems; but they could be co
ordinated. Our own government '
an example of analogous co-ordination.)
And co-ordination would not
mean concession, but greater
"We are kept apart more by our
negations than our affirmations. ' it
Is not that we love our own way no
well but we hate the other fellow's
way so hard. Each communion has
its great contribution to make to the
whole to be made as a gift not as
an imposition. The Methodist couli
bring his fiery steal; the Presbyter
ian bis solidity; the HaptJst bis mls-
eionary spirit; the Unitarian Hi
scholarship; the Roman Catholic
his Intense loyalty. And all must
forget their sectarian consciousness;
and I substitute mutual 'Understand
ing for mutual suspicion.
"Break away from the Idea thct
unity means unanimity; that har-i
TH AT-ZEANS -SOiETH:NG
THE PIG CLUB being operated by the United States
National Bank, in conjunction with tho Oregon Agri
cultural College, does more for itt young member than
to make it possible for them to buy, raise and sell a Pig.
It teaches them how to enter into and
discharge a financial obligation. : , ,
It gives them business experience.
It acquaints them with the value of sci
It lends incentive, encouragement and
reward. - j ;
It builds confidence and confidence is
responsible for success, i
Get your youngsters interested in our 1918 Pig Club
which is now being organized. Membership is limited.
mony means everybody playing the
same note which is motony; that a
situation must be compromised to
be unified. I will venture to say that
in the Episcopal curch at this very
hour is as wide a diversity of opin
ion as one will find out of it.
Harriers Are Temperamental.
"The barriers and the great fixed
gulfs are largely temperamental; our
prejudice against the way the other
fellow has of doing things, for In
stance. What we have to concede H
not so much things of our own, but
that the other man has a right to
things of his own. We must get
over the fixed idea : that the wav of
ecclesiastical housekeeping which h
not our way, Is essentially wron??
and absurd. ' Of two ways of dofn?
things, both may be valuable; but
we seem to suppose that one or the
other must of necessity be wrong;
and that if we choose the one wc
must scorn the othef. ,
"Another barrier Is our sense y)t
having things exactly as we like
them. That Is the very spirit of the
sect. ; There are things even more
important than the getting of ojr
own way; the will of God for In
stance, and the good of mankind.
Eight million American voters who
did not get their own way at the last
presidential election did not there
upon get mad' and start a new re
public, even though, they had very
deep convictions in the matter. Such
result would be Holsheviklsm, an
archy. But it is apparently a policy
in which Christians acquiesce.
' Iiove Is Solution.
"Or again some of . us like to be
separated, because it gives us a feel
ing of superiority. over the common
herd. Our barriers are matters of
temperament, of pride and preju
dice. And these die hard. They can
enly come down by love, the love of
God and man. A love that will make
us big enough and wide enough, no
that our prejudices, looming so large,
fade Into the infinitesimal."
Mr. Gill will speak next Sunday
evening on "The Fact of Schism,'
continuing the present series.
Commissioner Hoff W&nts
Government to Place Man
' on Each Ship
Urging that a federal guardsman
or overseer be placed on each ship
under construction in Oregon, whose
duty shall be to see that workmen
are protected from injuries by acci
dent, State Labor Commissioner yes
terday addressed a letter to William
B. Wilson, secretary of the depart
ment of labor.
. Commissioner Hoff fs joined In
the petition by the laboring men of
the state. He points to the fact that
injuries are too frequent and that
they will continue if preventative
measures re not taken. The letter
to Secretary Wilson follows;
"I am addressing you concerning
the conditions affecting labor In the
shipyards of our state, one of the
most important of all wartime Indus
trie, i Many accidents have happen
ed in these plants which have both
permanently and temporarily inca
pacitated workmen from thels labors
and seriously impaired the efficiency
and progress of the shipbuilding pro
gram. That other accidents will
happen under present conditions Is
certain. It Is the aim of this de
partment and; t am sure, the desire
of the federal government to place
every possible j safeguard around
these s workmen and thus reduce
these casualties to the minimum.
Crelesneff One Cauaei
"Notwithstanding no funds are
AVallaKtA In Ikta .IiiIa . , n 1. I
care of inspection and accident pre
vention in the shipyards, aside from
the machine shops In connection
with the works, I have sent my in
epeeiors . mere frequently and am
pleased to state that conditions have
been greatly improved In conse
quence. In order to bring the sev
eral plants up to the 100-per-eent
safety : mark, however, it is neees
cary to have men continually on the
work as the staging is being constant
ly shifted and the earless practices
of the workmen in leaving tools and
materials lying aboat to be kicked
or toppled over at any time, which
latter condition is responsible for
roany injuries to workmen below,
are ever-prevajling menaces which
require incessant watchfulness and
warnings"" to overcome effectually,.
"Aside from : the humanitarian
phase of the situation the industrial
value of the workmen, in this ex
treme emergency, is such that the
expense to the federal government
ncident to the plarlcg of one roan ia
each ship would be justifiable and
insignificant as compared to the in
crease of productive efficiency which
WASHINGTON', Feb. pa Gener
al price-fixing on, agricultural prod
ucts is not a part of the policy of the
food administration and wilf not be
attempted. Food Administrator Hoo
ver said tonight'ln a fatment de
signed to , reassure farmers appre
hensive that the government might
set maximum prices on what they
have to sell.
.. "There appears to be a great ileal
of misinformation circulated amongst
the agricultural communities as to
the policy and scope of the food ad
ministration with relation to price
fixing," said Mr. Hoover. "I wish
to say at once and emphatically, that
the food administration Is not a
price-fixing body except with regard
to certain commodities, which are today-dominated
by wholly abnormal
overseas commercial relations, and
the surrounding, factors wltfl regard
to which are such as to project great
dangers both, against the farming
community and at the same time the
"The two commodities under reg
ulation are sugar and wheat. With
the further exception of cases In
which it has intervened purely as a
friendly intermediary between organ
ized producers and consumers the
food administration bas no authority
and no desire to fix prices on the
products of agriculture.
"In wheat we are faced with a sin
gle purchasing agency. Proportion
ate purchases to the whole were such
as' dominate the pr'ce. Any rela
tionship with this, agency by our of
ficials in limiting their operations
thus becomes absolute price-fixing
and it. becomes a question as to
whether it would be done openly
and frankly with our producing com
munity or done secretly at the will
of government officials.
"In be matter of sugar It has
been common businejs prudence to
join with the allies In a definite con
tract with the Cuban authorities as
to price, rather than leave it to fluc
tuations which would arise from
short supplies and Irregular shipping
"The food administration has been
actively engaged in the elimination
of profiteering and speculation in
the distributing trades by regulating
tb profits as a pre-war basis. A
still greater duty has been the main
tenance of an even course of food
distribution in these times of dlslo
cution. . The law of supply and de
mand has been seriously interfered
with durljg the last three months by
virtue of the cumulative Irregular
ity and disturbance in railroad trans-
Senator Declares Malign In
fluence Is Hurting Ship
LABOR DRAFT IS URGED
Government Of flcials Are
Charged With "Criminal
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. Profi
teering by labor slackers and supply
contractors was denounced In the
senate today by Senator McCumber
of North Dakota, Republican, an
typifying the spread of what he call-
ed a Bolshevik movement in this
country. The senator delivered a
two-hour speech, declaring profiteer
ing was encouraged by government
officials -charging that labor union
ism "is slacking In most shameful
and disgraceful manner" in ship
building and urging enactment of his
Mil to draft for .industrial or agri
cultural service, men between 18 and
62 years of age.
Republican Leader Gallinger fol
lowed with an attack on 'Vriminal CftJ Ua O
waste and- extravagance" In govern- O0iaier na DCen m rranCe
activities for which
Picturesque indeed is the new millinery with its Tall
Crowns, broad brims, its Jockey shapes, its extravagance
of color. Never before has Dame Fashion illuminated her
creations with such brilliant dash of color, such original
blending of shades, such unconventional combinations. "
These hate are not alone correct in styles, but abso
lutely ,the very best materials used. The prices are right
from ; - f , ;
$1.98 to $5.90 r
Our Prices Always the Lowest ,
; Phone 1072 , V
Court and Commercial Streets, : Formerly Chicago Store
those in office-would be
Senator IIollls of New Hampshire
Democrat, and Senator Phelan of
California, replied with vigorous de
fense of labors' record. The lattar
observed that a Republican "drive
in the coming campaign was being
announced. . , . ,
I. V. W. railed "Marker.
Senator McCumber disclaimed par
tisanship and said his criticisms of
labor "slacking" were meant prin
cipally for Industrial Workers of the
In his address the North Dakota
senator bad bitterly assailed the Do!
chevik government of Russia for
"damnable treachery and blackest
treason" in deserting the allies
His bill for drafting men for In
dustrial service, be said, did not pro
pose conscription of labor, but mere
Iv a mobilization of the nation's
physical strength which would reach
"slackers and Idlers" and "millions
of men whohave never been engaged
ic anv galnfsl trade or occupation.
"With this spectacle of national
I m potency and disgrace before you."
Senator McCumber said, referring to
the Russian debacle, "and enlight
ened by the appalling, conditions in
our shipyards, is It not about time
we were turning our attention to th
Bolshevik! doctrine of those In our
own country who are paralyzing the
arms of the government and imperil
ing the lives of our soldiers?"
"Ilolfchevlkl" at worn.
"While this Bolshevlkl cancer,
which Is sapping our strength and
jeopardizing our safety, is not con
fined to any one class. It neverthe
less masrlfests Itself In its most ma
Since October 1 and
Enjoys the Life
ilgnant form in supply profiteering! ldJer
The French government Issues
wine to its soldiers, says Dan W.
Tarpley, In a letter to Homer Foster
of th secretary of. states' office, and
Tarpley advises Foster that be bas
missed something, by not being a
French soldier. Tarpley, who Is in
Company F. Tenth engineers, has
been in France since October 1. He
writes In part:
"I often think of the boys at home
ana miss the friendly smile and band
clasp. I have been in France since
the first of October. We landed In
England, where we stayed for sev
eral days-at. a rest camp.
I like this country very much.
whi t little J have seen of it. , We
have traveled over 200 or 200 miles
of it. The people are.very kind to
us and make us feel almost like we
were In our own country. We, of
course, had some difficulty at first
to make them understand us and we
experienced equal difficulty in un
derstanding themut we get along
very well now.
I would llkei to go Into details
and tell-you more of the country and
the people, but might unintentional
ly get something . in that wouldn't
pass the'eensor, but think I will be
permitted to say they are far from
starving, Of course there are certain
things they are short on. You can
get a good meal with wine very rea
sonably. There is plenty of the lat
ter. In fact a Frenchman drinks
wine and no water. He fills his can
teen with wine. The government is
sues It i to the "soldiers. See what
you miss by not being a French
time of war Is an idle one, for he is
up early and keeps on ths mor
"We had our turkejr dinners ca
Thanksgiving and Christmas and tr
well provided for on other days. We
are all indulging in the same pas::;; e
you folks are; that is guessing wha
the war will li over'
Alkali Makes Soap
X Bad for Washing
and labor profiteering In our ship
The foundation of the Hog Island
shipyard was "laid on graft." Senat-
portation and consequent delay of J or McCumber said, asserting that the
"This Is a new experience for me
and I can truthfully say that so far
I have enjoyed jt, but Idon't think
for minute that a soldier's life in
Most soaoa and nrenared fcam.
poos contain too much alkali. whi(h
is very Injurious, as it dries ti
scalp and makes the hair brittle.
The best thing to use is just p!a!s
mulsifled coeoanut oil, 'for this u
pure and entirely greaseless. in
very chean and beata the mruf ?.
pensive soaps or anything else all to
piece. - You can get this at any di
store, and a few ounces will last i
whole family for months. - j
Simply moisten the hair with
ter and rub it In, about a teaspoocU
is all that is required, It makes t.
abundance of rich, creamy lather,
cleanses thoroughly ., and rinses eat
easily. The hair dries quickly as,l
evenly, and is soft, fresh look Is?,
bright, fluffy, wavy and easy to han
dle. Resides, It loosens and takei
instantly, whether in the face, htai
or any part of the body. Dop t
suffer! ., . ... . , ..
They were pn their honeymocs.
He had bought a boat and had tak a
her out to show her how well I
could handle it, putting her to Uil
the sheet, says Tit-Bits. A puff cf
wind came, and he shouted in no c;.
certain tone, "Let go the sheet! - ? a
response. Then asaln "Let m tt&i
sheet, quick!" Still no movement
A few minutes later, when Lei
were clinging to the bottom of ti
upturned boat, be said:
"Why didn't you let ro that sfcttt
when I told you to, dearf"
"I wouia have." sobbed the brf, .
"if you had 'not been "so rourh abc
it. You ought to speak more kic
ly to your wife."
months, la marketing the harvests."
would result by reason of the elimi
nation of the danger of hazards
which, under present circumstances.
rerlously Impede building progress,
iJibor Forces Petition.
"The labor forces cf Oregon Join
me la petitioning you to use your in
fltrenee to the end that the federal
government either furnish the men
or the means of providing a suffi
cient force of safety guardsmen or
overseer for the ships in course, of
construction to protect and promote
the safety of the workmen as well
as the' vessels themselves, which are
of paramount importance to the sue
cess or the nation s war program.
The supervision df this importanat
work, if permissible by the federal
government, could well be' placed
under the jurisdiction of this depart.
ment with assurances of the best re
D0NT SCOLD, MOTHER!
THE CROSS CHILD IS
Look at Tcmiuc! If Coated, Ciena
IJltlet Stomal 11, IJver,
Don't scold your fretful, peevish
child. See If tongue is coated: this
is a sure sign Its little stomach, liver
and bowels are closed with sour
When listless, pale, feverish, full
of cold, .breath bad. throat sore,
doesn't eat. sleeo. or act naturally,
has stomach ache, indigestion, diar
rhoea, give a teasponful of "Califor
nia 8ymp of Figs, and in a few
hours a!! the foal waste., the sour
bile and fermenting food passes out
of the bowels and you have a well
and playful child again. Children
love this harmless "fruit laxative.'
cost of construction would be three
or four times the government's or
iginal estimate. "Thl single noiJ
up," he said, "will probably cost the
"Like conditions prevail," he coa
tiued, throughout the country. Con
tacts of the most atrocious character
are O. K'd by government officials.
The government pays every dolls'"
of expense for raw materiaisana
ret navs individuals enormous pro
fits. Men who never saw a shipyard
mMi. who had no capital, have been
given, contracts to build ships and
they in turn have contracted to sun
let those contracts to others, retain
ine bir commissions. Ranks have
charged Immense bonuses for secur
ing contracts for their customers and
all this wlthfn the knowledge of, or
easily obtainable by government of
Tjibor I R1amd.
Desnlte the fart the nation needs
bins an never before In order to
transport troops and supplies abroad
end "notwithstanding the patriotic;
fever of Oompers' union, labor in
our shipyards Is slacking in a,most
snameiui ana unsmtam
the senator declared.
Senator McCumber estimated that
there were 6,500,000 men between
the ages of 18 and 62 in this coun
try, doing practically nothing, but
yet "soldiers are compelled to die
for these men.
"When we send men to France
and then allow these remaining at
home to receive either enormous
wages for labor, which they do not
perform, or enormouns profits on
goods, thereby delaying and hinder
ing tho government in its eiforts to
speed up construction, the death of
every soldier by reasons of this de
lav is chargeable, not alone to the
slackers and Idlers, but to members
of congress as well.'
Where are. all the pretty girlies.
Whom, erstwhile. w used to see?
and mothers can rest easy after glv-J Their high heels, short skirtsiand
ing it, because it never fails to make
their little, "lnsides" clean and
Keep it handr. Mother! A little
given today saves a sick child toraor
row. but get the genuine. Ask your
Always of the dernier crl.
Gone the beauty artificial ;
Gone, the haughty, side-long
druggist for a bottle of "California Gone, perhaps In garb of nurses,
C9 s wi . . . I 9 w .
Syrup of Figs." which has directions
for babies, children of all ages and
for grown-ups plainly on the bottle.
Remember there ; are counterfeits
sold here, so sarely look and see
that yours is made by the "California
Fig Syrup Company." Hand ;baek
with contempt any other fig syrup.
To the battlefields of France?
Times have changed. Behold those
Knitting sweaters, small and large
No time, now, for dainty make-up
That was only camouflage!
Frances M. Purdy.
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