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SALKM. ORrXiOX. Tl"FSI.Y MOKNlMi, MAY 14. 1918
PRICE FIVE CEXTS
TO HELP IN
Jeff Baldwin, Notorious Con
vict, Makes Escape -From
Penitentiary by Clever Ruse
ROADS AND STREAMS
New Draft Bill Waiting
" J for Wilson's Signature
WASHINGTON.- May 13 The bill
changing the basis of draft quotas
from state population to the number
of men in Class 1 was signed late
today by Vice President Marshall
and Speaker Clark and sent to Pres
ident Wilson for bis approval. This
measure has been before congress
for several months. It will be put
Into effect as soon as signed by the
president, as plans are ready for
making the May draft, already or
dered, on th new basis.
NEW TEACHERS '
Americans Return Attacks
Two for One Enemy
Hopes of Breaking Through
MaJor Richard Deich Issues Transfer of Principle Annouc-
Stern Orders as Men Are ' ed at Meeting of Boad Last
Sent on Hunt
Upon the arrival hero yesterday of
a motor detachment "of the Oregon
military police the organized search
ifor Jeff Baldwin,! notorious convict.
MANUAL TEACHER HIRED
UNFAVORABLE ON FRONT
little Action-Artillery Fight
ing Develops North of
sndamng! One Week for
United States Boys' Work
ing Reserve r '
ritory south of Salem to other local
ities where it is possible the convict
may be lurking. More than a .score
jnl penitentiary guards and other of
fleers were reinforced ly Major Rich
ard Deich land Lieutenant Snyder
with 27 men from the state military! At the regular meeting tr the
police companies In Portland. School board last night the follow-
. Maior; nelch detailed hi n tnMng names of applicants for teach
'watch roads, streams and bridges. In I ln Positions were presented and by
diffeient nart of Marlon and Poiv I unanimous vote accepted for the com
counties, and their orders are if the! inR rr: all to serve in the element-
convict Is encountered, to bring him ! ary scdoois.
in dead or alive. If Baldwin is able Miss Georgia Ellis, at S7a a
to nrocure arms it is believed hetallll month; Miss Lyle Murray, at $80 a
strongly Treslst captur. Lieutenant j month; Jliss Catharine Fowle, at
Snyder's home is in Salem and he ITS a month: Miss Cora M. Rotto.
is thoroughly familiar with the sur-Jat $S0 a month; Miss Marion Rich
roundlna country. ! The state noliceimond. at $75 a month; Miss Floy A
came to Salem with three automo- Norton, at $80 a month; Mls Alfa
biles and three tandem motorcycles, I E- Rosequent at $80 a month.
each with side-car attachment. Vt Transfers of principals employed
on arriving in Salem and establish were as follows: Mrs. Von Eschen
Ing headquarters at the armory, M- to be principal of. Lincoln - Junior
Jor Deich dispatched one of the auto- high school at a .salary of $1100 a
mobiles tosvAlbany, another to Jef- year: Miss Wlllett as principal oi
ferson-and the third to West Stayton. Enxlewood school at a salary of
. while one or the motorcycles was sent $1000; Mr. Murdock to department
to Wllsonville and another to the! of physical education at a salary, of
Oregon Electric bridge over the Sant- 11030. i Mr. Davis was re-elected to
lam tiver. I Each motorcycle carries
three men. !
Boats Aro Watched.
Particular orders were given by
Major Deich to his men to watch the
streams. Boats are easily obtained
the commercial department at a sal
ary of $160 a month.
Forge In Basement.
i The board was in receipt of a com
tminlmtlnn from E. E.Bu reman, of
Anderson. Indiana, who has been
Doctors Who Furnished
Drug to Drafted filen
Arrested in Oklahoma
I TUSLA. Okla., May 13. W.
b. imcqois, a pnysician, auu v.
A. Marshall, a dentist, both of
Tusla, are under arrest here
charged .with furnishing draft
ed men with a drug that af
fected the eyes and created
symptoms of tuberculosis that
caused rejection of the "pa
tient" when examined for mili
Federal officers say their ev
idence satisfies them that the
two men have extended their
operations to all parts of the
country. A letter from Count
von Bernstcrff. the former Ger
man' ambassador, thanking f
Marshall for his 'services' was!
1 vu aU eu saj v u a r A
1 ? I
at many points along the banks and j eBgaze(r as instructor in the pro-
lt was tnougnt mat a logical means po8Ki new mechanical department,
for the convict to attempt to slip out pruning the prospective needs of
of this vicinity would be by boat un- .equipment tand estimates of cost,
der cover of darkness While timber T n citric obt-eted to the;placlng
ana nrusu are neavy icrougnuui iuof0 gggjj an equipment in me mgu
tegion farm liouses are numerous h . buiidlng on the ground tha
the fumes of forges would fill the
building, that the noise would dis
turb all other departments, and that
the presence of acetylene welding
apparatus would be a menace to the
building. However. It was voted
and most of them are equipped with
telephones . of which jthe fugitive
Is doutbless aware hence it Is thought
probable that be may not attempt to
cross hills or lowland3 where his
presence. If j detected by farmers,
could easily be made known to the
Clews are still of an unsatisfactory
nature. While there is little doubt
that it was Baldwin yrho burglarized
a house a Short distance south of
Salem Sunday night and obtained aA
overcoat. ; hat and a small sum of
money, other reports of - strangers
seen in the vicinity hTef urnlshed no
satisfactory lew. The latest report
of this character was that of a man
seen at Hazeleau, two miles south
of Salem, at noon yesterday.
Warden In Charge of P!ew
Warden Charles A. Murphy and
Parole Of ficer, Joe "Keller have been
In personal charge of the' posses en
gaged in the, man hunt prior to the
arrival of the state police. Peniten
tiary guards and men from Salem and
- other towns deputised for the pur
pose have made up ! these posses.
while officers in all the Willamette
yalley towns are on the alert. The
I posses under Murphy and Keller will
tontinue the hunt. ..!'
Baldwin's was cne of the most
cleverly executed escapes that ha
ever taken placo at the Oregon state
, penitentiary. Under the eyes of the
guards he walked from the prison
bars' of the commissary after attir
ing himself lit the stolen clothing or
barrs or the commissary after attir
ing himself in the stolen clo thing of
I a trusty. Prison trusties wear wnue
All day Sunday and all Sunday
night a posse j led by Warden Mur
nhv an nested hr the orison blood-
; fcniinrta vnrorf the country SOllth Of
Salem and continued the search yes-
I terday. . , , ' "
itai.iin TrniiMo Maker,
Pildwin Is about 30 years old and
has 1 4 years I to serve. Hjs fi"
Ammitmiat ii frntti Astoria, where
he was convicted of larceny.
proved an Incorrigible prisoner un
der rormer Warden John Mlnto. ant
to subdue hlmlMinto hosed l?ajdw'a
and another convict named Curtis.
The Incident caused trouble amon,
.! the o'her convicts; an uprising was
threatened and the upshot of tn?
rrau wa' that Minto was oustel
and Captain Charles AJ Murphy ap
iKiInUd as "prison warden.,. .
Ualdvrln showed no inclination ito
Improve alter Captain Mrphy tooK
I i . i ioAn and the nw
" warden ad him chained to his ceu
until Baldwin pleaded for mercy and
promised good behavior.
i . MiItm Tlonor GanC-
This promise he kept ontll be was
that fMr." Bergman shoiild be eniploy
d at a salary of $140 a month and
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE. ( May 15. A gigantic
enemy .ammunition dump at Cantig
nv was fired by the American artil
lery this morning. At the same time
two fires were started in Montdidier,
followed bv numerous explosions.
The weather continues misty ana
rain v. There was no infantry action
today and only intermittent macnine
gun and rifle fit. The position oi
the Germans Is becoming more and
more Intolerable, while the Ameri
cans are entrenching their positions
more firmly. Any hopes the enemy
might have had of breaking through
In this sector are diminishing.
The Americans take nothing lor
granted, but return fire two for one.
which is believed to sex a new pace
in this sector. What appears to
trouble the Germans most Is that the
Americans never turn back when the
enemy uses gas. They grve him a
double dose of the same, with every
thing else the enemy tries.
Hold Off Offensive,
Germany's resumption of the gi
gantic offensive against the 'allies on
the west front has not jet material
ised. In various sectors there have
been local operations which have no
bearing on the situatton as a whole.
But along the entire lront there is a
quiet that might be encouraging were
It not for the fact that the Germans
are known to be moving up men and
materials for a new move in the mlgh
ty drive launched March 21.
Field Marshal Halg's report makes
special mention of Uw activity of the
German artillery north of Serre. This
little town is situated behind the
Teutonic lines north of Albert and
marks the appex of a triangle, the
base of which la tha line between
Hebuterne and Bucquoy.
Point Is Strategic. f
For several weeks military experts
have been watching developments in
this particular region because It is
the logical point from which the Ger
mans may be expected to launch a
ereat turning movement against the
Arras sector, j where the country is
moderately level, with long undulat
Ing ridges which might be stormed
readily by heavy masses of troops.
The southern portion or tne urn
Germans Realize Allies Have
Supremacy of Sea Will
Attempt to Recover Old
SERIES OF SUBMARINE
' CRUISES TO BE BUILT
Destruction of U-Boats Ex-
kceedx Rate of Construction
I, Figures. Encouraging
ASHIXGTON. May 13. Realiz-
Two Oregon Counties Over
Top Before Dne
LA GRANDE. Or.. May 13. Two
Oregon counties. Union and Wallo
wa, today announced themselves
over the top" in the second nation
al Red Cross drive, which is to open
officially May 20 next. The joint
quota of the two counties, which
comprise one district for the coming
state Red Cross campaign. Is $23,
000. It had been fully subscribed
late today. The district will lay
claim to a national record.
BE HAD QUICKLY
Naturalization Bureau Pre
paring to PutNewly Passed
Law in Effect at Once
MT ES MEL!
Government Must R&s
Charges in Order to I.lec
Demands of Heavy Exp en:
WASHINGTON. May 12. In co
operation with th attorney general's
staff, the naturalization bureau of
the department of labor set in mo
tion today carefully prepared plans
to secure the speedy enforcement of
the Act approved by President Wil
son Saturday night which almost im-
211 m m. t .III
ing that America and the allies have . "". c c.i-
Wounded Men Back From
Trenches iWill Assist Com-
MANY MEN DECORATED
liaine-nlastery over the present type
submarine. Germany now Is said
to be planning a new series of big
U-boat cruisers with which she hopes
assume again the advantage In
her .unrestricted underwater war-
Singers and Writers Also
Members oj Division Taft
the national army, in addition tc
many thousands In civil life.
Provost .Marshal General Crow
der's figures show that in the first
draft. 7C.545 aliens were certified
Notices of the signing of the new
Announcement of the new Ger-, law have been sent to the command
scheme is made br Gcorres I Ing officers of all army cantonments
... f,. l.fnrm.linn from I auu nmps numi5 '""r
I that ttlA I -w.
PROBABLY JUMP WILL E:
McAdoo to Consider Reccrr
mendations Made By Ills
tn ame v,i ! ioh ,rnnt v.- Wn under Heavv fire
and this may Fndfcate that the Ger
to lnst".tne,P,"a: elements to mans are getting ready for a new
housing the ""onJ-N effort to reach Amiens,
be left was On the rest of the western front
A long list of current miis tpl. nothlnt of interest
audited and mA" UW " revealing the true situation,
for the amounts. Among r JJg IuiUns HoM Mont Corno.
items was the ProUtio;itJ:itg5l Since the Italians captured Mont
of April, amounting to V Corno on Saturday morning, the
. ivys Ht? wJL'" j w. Austrlans have tiled !n vain to re-
: A rom""""i-"- . cV-igain tnis comraanainK p-a. iwjuio gi
i...r''ihe farm labor ageni. I " . h. m k sfprn
...... - - thelAslago. DUl nave oeen mei oy eieru
. . . 1 ailCIUIllllll v I . . r a . i
Some douoiea - and have capturea ivrrKui, pursuing
ing Tor reiea "'' -farm resistance.
high school and dlsVuioa. In Mesopotamia, the Uritlsh forces
work awakened . X' f ... have progressed further up the Tigris
a mr rmi r or
AtiiinE ! v -
weeks on tne gruu..- -- 1 northward
the "Turks for twenty miles to the
The British now are slx-
ent conditions were .'(lLore ty miles east of the impottant city
!J to require it, and '"rthermor. J Moilu, tne Rite of tne ancIent cIty
there was a possibility J" , of Mineveha and the crwring of num-
Wf.T " of the outing
rtenui - mach needed stu
erous caravan routes.
Ukrainla reports tell of the cap-
WASHINGTON. May 13. Led by
General Pershing's fifty "veterans
and 200 wounded French, British,
t Canadians and Australian - officers
and privates, some 75,000 speakers
are to bring the needs of the Amen
can Red Cross home to the country
next week during the drive for i
second $100,000,000 war fund. Sol
diers detailed to the speaking include
many wearers f the croix de guerre,
the Victoria cross, the distinguished
service order, and other decorations
won on the field of honor.
Participants in fighting at Tpres
Vimy ridge. Sanctuary wood. Gal
lipot!. Salonika, Verdun, the Marn
and the Somme will undertake to
make clear to Americans what the
hospitals, the nursing, the ambu
lances, the surjelcal supplies, the
canteens aad other service agencies
maintained by the American Red
Cross doln saving life, reducing suf
fering and maintaining the moral ef
fect of the armies.
Section of SingenC
The civilian speaker include many
men engaged la public life. leadina
prelates authors.- actors and social
workers. There also will jv a sing
ing section headed by Madame
Schumann-Heink and Alma Cluck.
Former Tresldent Taft will head
the civilian speakers, who will in
clude Charles E. Hughes, Alton B.
Parker, Charles W. Fairbanks, Leslie
M. Shaw. George WIckersham. Sen
ators Kenyon. Watson. Norrls ' and
Cnmmins, Commissioner of Educa-
ion Claxton. William Allen White
Booth Tarkington. Meredith .NIehol
son. Hushes Lronx. iormer.y eauor
f Le Matin of Paris; Frederics
Ward. Otis Skinner And VIHIam
Archbishops Mundelein and Han-
na, wsnop Lawrence or aiassaraus-
etts. and Bishop Gaylor and many
others will represent the churches.
Women speakers will include Mrs.
August Belmont. Mrs. J. Borden Har-
riman and Miss Kathleen Burke
who won the title of commander of
the order for lVr work-in Belgium,
and In connection with the Scottish
women's hospital activities.
. f 111 K.a.llrl tuiuuii " uiviuiuk "
Cruiser luuuiiiuurs mil trc w-m -t tr. ttlr tnr
armed aad armored and will be de-1
signed especially to meet the menace hm- n mkAm tor
w5taaS t. noldlng, of special term, court
a v -n, ...h.rlno Tin- In ujul i iue nui uu
M. Leyrues declared that tne al
lies are ready to meet Germany's new
efforts and that they will not resi
upon the fine results obtained in
"We shall not stop, he saia.
"until we have clkned op the sea
as one cleans up a trenca."
Merchant Sinkings Less.
Just how effective has been the
war against the U-boats Is shown
by figures on destruction or aiiiea
shipping given to tne navai commii
tee of the French, chamber "M depu
ties Saturday y Minister Leygues.
.i-tl'SJSf LmS; German Commander Replies
naiii aai aa w b v
ments before which the army can
didates can appear without loss of
Civilians eligible for citlxenshlp
under the terms of the new act are
expected to make application to tire
rlerks of courts to complete their
HUNS TO CLEAR
point where new construction is ex
ceeding the destruction even now
before American yards are in full
The monthly average of destrnc
tions this year, as given by M. Ley
goes, is 315.000. compared with
more than 500.000 monthly In 1917
to Russian Request for Ce
sation of Hostilities
i kit iroiu - .. . -v...
VV It was finally voted n tare of the German or Dowager Em-
uJr- . (nr One wees, I . r,.i, ronHnrnvnt and Grand
boys e re -T- MTlInr m oder ly. j-r.VJI iTiV.k a
f hein in tlie weeding of tne on- Aiexander Michaelovltch. who have
to: P.rBPthIne that Is been lirlnr In straitened clrcumstan-
cr"i Hh tne anion 1. j k- wincinn f their estates
vlrtl- " .
mea, which now Is ouverrun by
was. he work of tne my- th -Germans.
be kepi actnally P"" ,.,, Charles of Austria, ac-
" ' .v." were acm.
V ihetr time on ine . companiea oy w iorciRu .
Un.K.lll voted that the McKinWI nd miutary leaders, has called on
It was Tfiea aurng the William. The report of the
Mn . f Week the work formerly meeUns My8 that there was 'cora
comlng T-Maing being adusted pleto accord as to the present and
done in mat . I future relations of the countries.
amon gthf mu. - . tK i LDSK)Sm May 13. Field Marshal
V . Illow the PPS r " Halg report from headquarters In
In order to owtne narvetlng of France tonight says:
nchools to assist " u ,t was Toted Tne hosllle artillery developed
the fruit crop .hnllid .oP on -onsiderable activity early this morn-
that the fa" ieim ng north of Serre and has been ac-
Septemner ,nor matters r-tiTe during tne nay on me souiuern
Among oi" .r.VIni- of a w nortion of the Britlsn front ana in
ported, was the if-ahin)!toi 6Chool.Jthe 8ector north ofJCetumel. Thcr
fire s"" - rh.rriins Tor i' 1 is notning lunuer vl uin
T U,een cadets.
1a4N si i tt i ss . a 1 o 1 vaii -
'YT.' show m .rwu- r-
?..,,r0 . iZlReiimaa To Be Formed
t V n 1 .1U V' FWS 4m PI I a
"grade was 1 th. . Having Eight Companies
oenses of Supe" t Spo.i t wts roaie here
,uperlntendenx 9 were terday that the Portland and t
kane. which amounted w j battalions of four com pan
ordered pata. j - I h of the Oregon state guard will
-i v MFT lOPCLAR B. formulated into a regiment under
WHALE MLAT w e . - MaJ c w. Nortn
' ' ehlnmenti . i a whn will t Advanced to
ten. May 1 rt . -: i 1 . - r ,7- i .r ;
was sold for
Vnid. of whle steaks was nnKot colonel, while Major A
of SriSS in Kvanston. UL , H T. Woolpert of Salem will be second
received -today m . -,jl : a rank of lieu-
' mm W m V II1IUUU mm.m -w m m n ami III IliaUU HIW -w
sold for i "U - r r. I- .
' in the ictaurauv- 1 tenant rowneu
MOSCOW. May 13. (British Ad
mlralty. per Wireless Press) The
commander-in-chief of the German
In April of last year, the first month! n ... .t . M...tinn f
of Germany's unrestricted isuomarlne 1 hottnItle on tBe Ukrainian front.
wanare. me lonnije un ... th.t r.rin.n trooos. In accord-
000. In April of this year' It had! wlt1 .v. tmryry nt th Rmt-
dwindled to about 268.000 tons. iTjfv tre.tr fcav cleared the Uk
Increase German lose. I raine of Red Guards and that it
On the other Tianc. the destruc-l should be possible to do-so every-
tion of submarines is exceeding their 1 where alone the Ukrainian- land
rnnntniftlon bv the enemy and the I frontier.
margin is expected to increase as I The commander-ln-enier saia ne
additional American destroyers I could only arree to tne cessation or
which now are being turned out rap-1 naval operauons againsi me duu
mi tak their nlace oDeratinc in the I aea. fleet nrovlded'all ships return-
war sone. led to Sebastanoi ana were reiaanea
The total of allied shipping de-1 there. Then the port of Novorossysx
Ktroved In tha first four months of I would be opened free to navigation.
1918 was placed by Minister Leygnes He claimed that tne lilac sea vieei
at 1.262.345 tons, and even it the I more than once haa parueipaiea in
submarines are able to maintain tnis 1 the fighting agamsx uennan uwyi
rate, which officials doubt, the tin the Ukraine.
year's total would be something like
3.700.000 tons, much less tain im
estimated amount of tonnage wLica
the ahinpine board believes Ameri
can yards will produce during the
Adding to American production.
. m A f A f W mt. A
tne output in ureal unum, rnow f t 1 C
and Japan, the allies would gain for Damage UstCHQ DOCKS, OtZ-
the year someining use z,uu.vvvi , r 7-A,rMnl
ton, not counting the 1.000.000 or I plans Base, Zetbrugge Mole
and Enemy Shipping
House Votes Today on
Blanket Authority Bill
WASHINGTON. May 13. Passage
by the house tomorrow of the Over
man bill, providing blanket authority
by the president to reorganize gov
ernment departments was forecast
bv administration leaders In con
gress larte today after four hours'
debate on the long-pending measure.
Republicans joined with Demo
cratic members In support of tne bill
in today's debate, the opposition con
tenting Itself largely with Interrup
tions In speeches.
Chairman Webb of the ludiciary
committee told the house the oppo
sition came from the same members
who wanted a war cabinet last year.
more 01 cnarierea Japanese, .-Norwegian
ships and requisitioned Dutch
WhiU rnmnnrinp officials era-1 lIN"T)ON. Mar 13. The aamirai
nhaftiz the fact that these flruresltv announces that during the period
do not furnish the minimum 01 1 of May 6-12 inclusive air iorc n-u-
safety necessary and there will be I Undents working from uunaira car
nn llno nt htlllilinr effort In I Hh1 OUt SUCCeSSfUI DO III DID K opera
anv f tha a 1 1 Icti rnuntrlp or In tlnns acalnst the Ostend docks and
seaoiane oae, ui n.iww
Statement as to Troops
Reected by War Cabinet
LONDON. Mar 13. The Assoc! at
ed Press was officially informed to
night that the statement sent out
from Ottawa last niitbt attrlbutlne
to the war committee of the British
cabinet the announcement that It
had been deeideo not t use the
American army on 'the west front
ntil it became a complete and pow
erful force was due entirely to a mis
understanding which lAw has been
Sir Thomas Hughes Arrives
From Australia- After
A PACIFIC TORT. May 13. The
Hon. Sir Thomas Hughes, premier of
Australia, arrived here today with a
party of Australian officials en route
to a war conference in London. Pas
sengers on the vessel said a German
raider had attacked anfl damaged a
British transport on which the pivm
ier had sailed previously.
Passengers said Premier Hughes
and his party, on the it-turn to port
of the damaged ves.4l, had caught a
train to another port snd embarked
on the vessel on which they reached
here. With Premier Hughes are
William Ferguson Masy. prime min
ister of New Zealand; Joseph Ward,
former premier of New Zealand and
Robert Curran, 1
and loekgates and enemy shipping
in the vicinity. i
Several direct hits were obtained
on the sheds on Zeebrngge mole and
a larae shed at the seaplane nase
was completely burned np, the state
ment continues. In the course or tne
offensive ratrols. slr enemy ma
chines were destroyed and two others
vera driven down out of control.
One of ours Is missing.
"On May 10 one of our seaplanes
In the North sea sighted a Zeppelin
on patrol, and an Indecisive action
lastinc an hour was terminates oy
the Zeppelin retreating to it base.'
Ten Injured in Head-On
Collision of Motor Car
BAKER, Or.. May 13. Ten peo
ple were injured, two seriously, to
day when a motor car oa the Sump
tcr Valley railroad was run Into in
head-on collision by a light engine.
The motor car was completely de
WASHINGTON, May 13. Est
mates made today by railroad a'
ministration officials Indicate U.
an Increase of at least 25 per cer
In freight and passenger rates w!
be necessary this year to meet th
higher cost of fuel, wages, equlptaen
and other operating expenses, cov
set at between 1600.000,000 ac
1750,000.000 mere than last year.
Recommendation that rates t
raised by approximately this pc:
rentage has been made to Direct
General McAdoo by his alsers. I!
Is expected to act within the next e
weeks and to put Increases Into f
feet Immediately shippers will b
permitted to appeal to the Interslat
commerce committee under the t:.
road's act and final decision will I
with President Wilson.
Such an Increase as la proper
would be the biggest In the tutor:
of American railroads, as the pe
centage is larger than, any ct
sought by the railways unaer
vate management, and would a;,;
alike to the entire eountry. Li
class and commodity schedules woul
be affected. .
Financial Xlwrdew Heavier.
The cost of extension and better
menu, particularly at terminals, eq'
being planned, can be determined
thl. time only In general terms, t
officials point out that the tinaccli
burden of these will be felt with!
six months and thaf eventually U.f
mnst be met crut ot higher freig-revenues.
An extensive seieme of econora;
to be effected by pooling, str:
hauls, elimination of competition r
other new practices possible undf
government management. Is ueir.
developed slowly, but it Is said th
economies will not begin to show t '
In report of expenses for almost an
other year. By that time u i
planned to reduce rate If It Is fonr.
possible to do so. and stm tnalnU!
railroads in normal condition." .
MYdoo repeatedly- ha ei
p reused the opinion that he rai!
roads under government operatic
should be self-supporting. For tbi
reason he Is represented as prepare
to raise rates, and explain to th!?
pers ths since price of every otfcc
kind of service and materials bar.
gone up. freight and passenget ratr
must be expected to follow.
It Is contended that to raise p
senger rates to three cent a mi'.
will not reduce travel to any grea'
extent and the director general la cp
posed t taking any drastic steps tr
curtail passenger traffic He ha
frowned upou proposals to folio
Great Britain' example of raider
passenger rates 50 per cent an :
thereby cut off considerable tratf'.
Commuters' rates would be affects"
to a leaser extent than others an '
might not be raised.
Ripenae Are Growing.
Railroads' reports for the firs'
three months or this year saow tta
although operating revenues were f
per cent greater than last year, cp"
rating expenses were z per cer.
greater and net revenue from opera
tions was only one-half of last year
The director general has It In p"
power, acting as representative f
the president, to put new rates IbU
efrect at any time without eon.iuMcr
the. Interstate commerce commliiion.
or ne may ppi iv ipv miumuuiv..
for authority to change sMidaies l,
he wishes. Ills advisers In the rail
road administration however, are la-
sistent that speedy action le taken
to furnish railroads new revencr'
and It Is considered probable he wl'.l
adopt the former coarse.
Officials Are Aaalosuu
Mr. McAdoo Is expected to give tb
subject further attention whea h
returns to his office later this week.
Most railroad administration officials
are anxious for tha new rates In be
put into effect in f une.
To ascertain exactly wnar. lrcprv-
ments and extensions railroads are
making, the director general today
ordered companies to report what
project are under way or piann
and whether adequate fund are
available for tie work.
Rate expert of the Interstate com
merce commission aad railroad-administration
now are at work at tew
schedules. Any Increase to be or
dered will be arranged fn a manner
to preserve rate felatlontships be-
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