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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1918)
r'rmz orecox statesjian: Friday, may a. ioi
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Through our direct Eastern connections we just re
ceived 40 New Coats at prices awajr below the present
market These Coats are now being unpacked and go
on sale tomorrow J f ,
$7.90, $10.95, $11.95 and $14.95
; J "Oixr Prices Always the Lowest
GAM & COMPANY
; - - t0 - Phone 1072 ' ,.: "
Commercial and Court Sb. Formerly Chicago Store
FIRE LOSS IS
Presence of Soldiers in Woods
Considered by Insurance ;
Aeronautical Society Investi
gators Criticise Aviation
. . . Program Vt
WASHINGTON, May, 2. A report
t on the aircraft situation, compiled hy
,the Investigating committee of the
Aeronautical Society of America, was
filed In the senate today by Senator
Wadsworth of New York.
- It reviews statements on the prog
ress of the building program attrib
uted to Secretary laker and brands
them as false And misleading. The
report does, not attempt to fix re-
sponslblllty for delays land failures
but in a general way supports the
published , charges mad by Gutzoa
It charges that not niore than 5
per rent of the facilities for building
aircraft hare been utilized and recruiting-
and training of men for
flyers has slowed down.
"Practically all statements by offi
cers of the government regarding the
execution of the , aircraft program
must be absolutely neglected as un
trustworthy." said "the report. '.'In
ventive genius .was left unutilized so
the 1919 program is imperilled un
less steps are! radically , taken to
The report also concluded that the
censorship was without military
value, that recruiting had been such
as to create uncertainty and cause
loss of men,' -that production of
fighting planes '"is lagging through
lack of co-operation of, departments"
and that delays will increase with
the 'rate of production. ;
The Liberty jrootor, basically of
good design, said the report, was
discredited by exaggeration of high
officials and its production has teen
uselessly and, unnecessarily.- delayed,
the high altitude type still being in
German Forces Occupy
Great Russian Fortress
BERLIN, VIA LONDON. May 2.
German forces have occupied Sebas
topol, the great, Russian fortress in
the Crimea, according to the official
communication ! from headquarters,
the town was taken without fighting.
Harvey Wells, state insurance
commissioner, has Issued a, report
showing that fire waste in Oregon
during 1917 was nearly $2,000,000
less than in previous years. This
reduction in-fir loss he attributes
mainly to state-wide fire prevention
activities and the investigation into
causes of fires that have been in op
eration underhis department.
All but nine companies transact
ing insurance business in the state
report 2080 claims. The amount
of Insurance Involved in these
claims was $2,175,000; Insurance
paid. $1,094,000. Total loss includ
ing insurance, was $1,556,000, leav
inr a net loss to the property owner
not covered by Insurance, $462,000.
Had Chimneys' lancerons. .
There were 413 fires from defect
ive and over-heated chimneys, de
stroying property to the amount of
$181,000. Two hundred and sixty
five fifes from defective boilers,
furnaces and stoves caused a loss of
$119,000. One hundred ninety fires
were due to careless handling of
matches Involving a loss of $197,000.
Twenty-four fires from careless
smokers caused a loss of $94,000.
One hundred thirty-four fires from
explosion of lamps, lanterns and de
fective electric wiring carried a loss
One hundred eighty-one fires from
hot ashes, coals and grease caused a
loss of $18,000. Forty fires-from
rubbish and spontaneous combustion
caused a loss of $33,000. Firty-two
fires from open fires and lights
caused a loss of $22,000. One hun
dred forty f irevfrom sparks and
carelessness in the handling of ma
chinery caused a loss of $253,000.
Three hundred two fires from con
flagration and buildings burning by
exposure caused loss. of $160,000.
Twenty-two fires, the . causes of
which were known but not classified
aggregated a loss of $2.000. Two
hundred ninety-three fires, from un
known origin, amounted to a loss of
$300,000. arid thirty-seven Incen
diary fires inflicted - a loss of
Much lVonetty Xot Protected.
In addition to this recoid thre
were fires throughout the 't?
where no insurance was carried ncd
it : Is estimated that there were, si
least 500 fires occurring In the same
proportion -ofeaBses as enumerated
above with a probable loss of at k-asl
one-half million dollars, making a
total fire waste la the state of over
"See 'Gets-It' Peel
Off THis Corn."
Leave the Toe As Smooth As the
t ralm of Your Hand.
Ths corn never grew that "GeU-lt"
will not Ret. It nvr irrita.Ua - the
fWah, never makri your toe pore. Juit
two drop of "OeM-If nd prextol
the corn-pain vanishes. Shortly you
can peel the corn right oft with your
It's Wonderf ! See "Cet-If feel
finder and there you, are pam-free
and happy, with the toe as smooth and
corn-free as your palm. "Gets-It" is
the only safe way In the world to
treat a corn or callus. It's the sure
way the way that never fails. It is
tried, and true used by millions every
year. It always works. "Uets-It"
mnkcn cutlnjr and digra;lnfr at & corn
and fuaainsr with bandages, salves 'or
anything- else entirely unnecessary.
"Ueta-lt." the" guaranteed, money-
nactt corn- remover, the only sure way
coots 'but a trifle at any drug store.
MjCd by E. Lawrence. & Co., Chicago.
Hold In Falcm and recommended as
the worlrfs best corn remedy by .J. C
ierrjr ana u. j. rry.
Portland Portland Hotel to spend
large sum this spring on improve
ments, machinery and new furniture.
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One partner wishes to withdraw his interests from our firm and in order to raise the required
. cash to pay him his money we, will make a GIGANTIC SHOE SALE
BEGINNING FEID AY, MAY 3RD AND ENDING SATTJBDAY, MAY 11TH.
We are particularly anxious to raise several thousands of dollars at once and to do so will
. make these ; -; 'z " !
EXTRAORDINARILY REDUCED PRICES
Littler and Upmeyer will be the sole owners and no one else will be interested hereafter.
For the present, to raise this large sum of mon ey at once we are willing to make this
Great Sacrifice of Profits. 1 Cut IPrices On All Shoes
LADIES PUMPS AT CUT PRICES
$1.00 Grades at. I . . . . .$2.78
$4.50 Grades at. .7.. . . .... ..$2.93 to $3.45
$5.00 Grades at. . ........... .$3.95 to $35
and many others at equally iow cost.
Heavy Work Shoes $4.69 down to. .'. . .$2.93
Boys Fine and Heavy Shoes
$4.00 Calf Button Neolin Soles, 1 to 6 at $3.20
$4.00 Qalf Button or Lace Leather, 1 to 6, at
.. ..... ....... V.. .. ..... .... $3.20
Same in Sizes 10 to 13. ............. . .$2.93
Others in Heavy and Light at $2.95, $2.85,
$2.65, $2.60 on down to $2.15
Men's Soxwith a pair: of shoes; two pairs
at the price of one.
" LADIE3 FASHIONABLE SHOES
$7.50 Pearl Grey Kid, cloth top to match
Fullerton Waxes Wrathy
! ' Because pi Elimination
James Fullerton of Eugene. In a
lf-ttrr to Secretary of State .Olcott.
threatens an action Tor'damages if
parts of his statement In the Lane
county campaign pamphlet are elim
inated by Olrott. Fullerton is a
candidate for the legislature. Secre
tary Olcott' eliminated two para
graphs 'In his argument on grounds
that they were libelous against the
University of Oregon. .Fullerton
wrii:- -. .
"Of course I can readily' under
fund yon and tho. trovernrtr, as re
buts of fhe university, being-desirous
tn lalw-A mv findidacy, and not
wishing to have-the awful immoral
fsnpititions vm iave- both condoned,
exfcsed. -Unless, that statement ap
rflrs true to copy for which I have
paid you and hold your receipt there
will-r be ; action for damages." .
MONDAY IS END
Oregon City Transportation
Company Quits Patron-..;
age Is Lacking
LOCAL OFFICE TO CLOSE
A. R. Wilson Is Recommend
ed as Official Weather Ob
server for Salem
undergone little cbanse during the
last few years.
The local office of the o. c. t.
rnmnanr has been the official weath
er office in Salem for some years.
C. C. Graham, woo nas neen ia
charge here, has recommended that
this bo turned over to A. R. Wilson,
manager of the Salem ornce oi me
Postal Telegraph company.
Gold Hill Bond Issue
Has Chance for Approval
State Engineer Lewis said yester
day that the 60.000 bond Issue of
the Gold Hill Irrigation project will
probably be approved by the state
irrigation securities, commission.
Lewis and Will If. Bennett, state su
perintendent of banks, as members
of the commission, returned today
after inspecting- the project and re
port that the assessed valuation of
the land Js in excess ofthe proposed
bond issue nd is not more than
60 per cent of the market value.
Corey Boosts Candidacy
of Chairman F. J,tlUlcr
II. II. Corey, member of the'pabll
jftrrice commission, has written
letter to voter of eastern Oregon,
the district he represents on th
mission, urging them to support
Frank J. Miller tor another tern.
Mr. Miller' Is now chairman of the
commission and represents the stats
at large as a member.
District Fire Wardens 1
Began Work onllay I
District warden began spring firs
patrol work in several counties of
the state on May 1 under the direc
tlon of State Forester F. A.KBllIott.
The first work of the wardens is to
clear trails and telephone lines b
the timbered sections. Wardens
have been placed as follows: p. g.
King. Columbia county; J. McLeaa,
Clatsop county;. W. J. Sander, Donr
las, county; and C. A. Iloile, Jc
phfne fonty. - . ,
Federal Inspector to Go
Over Irrigation Districts
jni P. Teele of the Irrigation divi
sion ! of the United States bureau of
public lands was at the office of
State' Enelneer Lewis yesterday to
gather information relating to all ir
rigation projects that may be sub
mitted for consideration in the next
several months. Some of the pro
jects may be visited by Mr. Teele.
Mr. Teele Is mainly interested in
the application of the Talent irriga
tion district 'for approval of bonds.
The application has been referred to
Mr. Teele's department by the capital
Issues committee. " -
Engineer Lewis and Mr Teele dis
cussed all projects in the; state that
are likely to be constructed during
the war. u ;
$7.50 Ivory Kid, Gold Cloth Top. . . .$6.79
$6.50 Black Kid, Grey or Sand Top3 .... $4.95
$6.00 Black Patent Black Cloth ton. . . ,3.83
L $6.00 Black Kid Grey Cloth Tops... .. .$3.90
Military Heels, small sizes only
White Shoes in Kid Canvas and Nnbnck at
from $5.48 down to $1.79. All prices
iWhite Canvas Pumps, $2.69 down to. . . .89c J
. "9Utl ..-f SI T.-- n rtr . r 4
, nj-ise vanvos rumps, a own io. . .oyc i
' All kinds of Children's Shoe nt nrire mt ' V
MEN'S SHOES . y
$70 Vdodr, Button, Welt, New Modified
English last fine and up-to-date. . .... .$5.95
$7.00 Grades at $4.95; others at $5.20; $3.95,
$39, down to $2.95 : " t
Dark Brown English Neolin Sole; , worth
$7.50 at. . . . ,$6.48
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r ia jvii vr jruur patronage in vne pasi year and solicit your future business. We
ffSKf9. l0T7 Ca and seryice and 8gt that you cannot afford to miss this GREAT ;
SHOE SALE. Come before the lines are broken. We will have plenty of help to serve you
MONDAY, MAY 6
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Patrons of Merchants Will
Have Chance to'Take
Them, in Change '
Monday, May .6,, has been desig
nated! throughout the nation as
Thrift, Stamp day. and i thorough
preparation Is being mado to observe
the day In Salem. Stores are golngj
10 be asked to feature the day and
have enough stamps on hand to give
them In change to such customers
as will accept them. . ,
'.Robert-S. Gill, acting manager of
the Salem Commercial rlnb. wiiris
sue a clrcnlar letter to all merchants
who are scaling stamps and remind
them of the necessity of keeping a
larg rtwk of the stamps ion hand
for. that day. - j
I Hie i nlaccH of : business In Salem
where stimps are kept on saJe are:
W. W. Modre furniture tore, G.
W. Johnson & Co... C. S. Hamilton.
Coomerclal Hook store, Cahlsdorf
Tea store, W. II. Dnrrhardt, Jr.. The
Spa. Patton' Jrothers. -Xick Paris,
C'-apital Drug store, Watt Shipp rom
pany. F. W. . Woolworth, Hartman
Hrothert Jewelry store, C. II. Clancy,
Imperial Fnrnltn re store. Oray-Helle.
Fartner's .Hardware, storey.. United
States National hank. Capital Nation
hi baok.'Ladd; Hush baak. O. J.
Ihel. dolph Cigar store, 17. -0.
Shipley; company, Meyers Depart
ment store. Darncs Cash store. White
House restaurant. 4. L. Ilusick &
Son. Ha uxor Rrothers. Salem IJank
of Commerce, .Central Pharmacy,
Opera House pharmacy. K. U Stiff
& Son, ,E. L Kapphahn, B. C- Cross
& Son. Cardner A - Kwne.l Quality
Cash store, Scotch Woolnn Mills
store. UimI Cross. Pharmacy,; Spencer
Hardware ronmanv. Snlcm il:iwrio
company. ' Western Union - Telegraph
company, r uuertons.
For Iafants and Childrtn
In Use For Over 30 Years
Alw-,t bears ' y9 ' j 'mmmm
Because of lack of patronage and
Increased ost of operation along the
Willamette river between CorvalUs
and Portland, the Oregon City Trans
portation company .will withdraw its
steamboats from the run and Salem
will be-without steamer trafflce for
the first time in many years. The
Grahamona will make its last run
from Corvallis to Salem and on to
.Portland Monday, and the opera
tions of the Yellow Stack line will
be a thing of history.
Efforts have been made by the
company to Increase- the patronage
in the valley towns, but business meo4
have . been slow to turn traffic to-,
ward the river lino. 4 .
The fleet belonging to the Oregon
City Transportation company will be
sold or, leased and all crews and doctf
gangs disbanded. ' Notice has, beon
served upon the employes of the ac
tion decided upon. In Portland the
Taylor street . dock will . be aban
Will Kay Good-bye.
The Grahamona willJcave Port
land Saturday ; f or, Corvallis and
when the boat returns to Portland
'.Monday night three long 'blasts of
her siren will signalize the end of
steamboat traffic on the upper Wil
lamette river. Captain J?. W. Gra
ham, one of the" owners of the company,-
is now helping the Coast Ship
building company with Its vessel
and Captain A. B. Graham is stay
ink by the O. C. T. until the last
Since 1886, when the steamer La
tona made her appearance on the
Willamette .the line has been. in. ser
vice, exceptwhen extreme river con
ditions or the closing: of the locks
at Oregon City prevented the vessels
moving. Captain A. B. Graham and
Captain A. V. Graham, brothers,
,have been in personal charge of the
fleet all the time, first acting as mas
ters of vessels and later giving all
their time to the, management of the
business ashore. For the past twj
or three years revenues declined,
while expenses took the .opposite
trend. nntH Captain .A. B. Graham
regrettfully announce,", last night the
suspension .of service.
Soon after the Latona went jnto
service the Altona I came but and
then the Altona II, other vessels
built being the Ramona, Avona Le
ona, Pomona, Oregona and Graham
ona. The last three are now in the
fleet. The first Altona and the Ra
mona were sold and taken to Alas 'xa,
the Avona bnrned when In the Yel
low Stack service and the Leona was
destroyed by fire after she. had been
disposed of and placed in operation
on the Lewis River route. i
Former Business Heavy. '
In the old days, especially between
Salem and Portland, there- was heavy
business. Also each year witnessed i
boat loads of hop pickers carried cp j
the valley, hut the electric railroads
and steam lines later cut iato the
Tiver passenger and freight business
and the steamboat line has boen
Vessels on the upper Willamette
ronte bnrn wood and when the Yel-
'low Stack line started fuel was worth
$1.75 to $2 a cord, always being be
low the ordinary market .when sold
to steamers. Today It Is worth 4
along the river. Deckhands received
tso a month before, while! today
their pay Js $60, and the former cost
of boarding tnem was 11 10 i ccuis
a meal, as against-$1-a day no:v.
Wages of licensed men have advanc
ed, the cost of all necessities are
higher and lumber and machine work
has followed suit, while rates have
f 1DUDTV TODAY
JIUJUIV 1 JL T0M0EE0
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.Smile awhile, and while yon
mile another smile, and soon
there's miles and miles of smiles
and life's worth while because
WHEN YOU SEE-
.. MADGE KENNEDY .
f ' . - and her eyes "
'- ' and her smile
in the story of the girl who cheered her rejected
. lovers by taking: them on her honeymoon
' Our Little Wife
rfrom , Avery Hopwood's stage success of the
l same name.
One day only
MATINEE :13 AND EVENING 8 P. M.
THE SPEEDIEST REVUE IN VAUDEVILLE
25 PEOPLE 25
and ; .
With Big JOE ROBERTS and a
Wonderful DANCING CHORUS
Prices: Adults 50c Gallery 25c
Reserved Seats for Evening Irformance
House Pharmaey, Starting Today
on sale at Opera
Lavn and Garden
We can supply all your needs is
Hose rubber or cotton y2 inch,
inch, .inch'; noales, cou
plings,. hose menders; sprinklers;
sickles; scythes; grass hooks; hoes, rakes; shovels; trowels;
scratches, etc. Good assortment lawn mowers. - '
FLOWER AND VEGETABLES SEEDS
Bulk seeds also the famous Lilly's package seeds.
SAIH1 HARDWARE CO.
120 N. Commercial St.
333 State St. .'
Use this coupon and enjoj a pleasant afternoon at the
"BLIGH THEATRE V
Three of these coupons of conserutlte dates will be exTbaoed
The STATES JIAJf office for ji Ucket which vrlll admit one person to
anj matinee, except' Saturday and Sunday, bj pjl6s Be
.THIS COtTOvls DATED FRIOAY, JLY 3, 1018