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- SIXTY-EIGHTH YEAR NO. 71
KI.K1. OKKoS. TI KMAV MOKXIMi, JINK IK, ItflM.
V? .... ' f - ; II
Voting Heavier Than Usual
and Doors Closed Against
Electors at 7 O'clock-
Board Holds Meeting.
ANNUAL REPORT IS
SUBMITTED BY CLERK
Financial Condition of Dis
trict Is Shown in Bcrg
Harley O. White and Chauncey
Bishop were elected members of the
Salem school board at the annual
election held ; yesterday. The defeat
ed A. F. Marcus and Rev. ' H, E.
Pemberton. L ' ' ', i
Without reference to nast
which are not available. It I is safe
to say that the school election of
l91t was the liveliest event of the
kind in the past decade. The bal
lots began coming in almost from
the moment of opening the polling
: place, and they were still coming at
the. moment of closing. Nobody
knows what sort of a vote would
have been rolled In if the polls had
,opened at 8 o'clock in the morning
and remained open until the usual
hour at night. As It was. a total
of (63 votes were cast, and very
early in the count Bishop and White
were shown to have a lead which
continued to grow and thrive until
the last ballot was counted.
The counting, which was finished
at 9 o'clock last night, showed the
, following results:
Chauney Bishop, 388; H. O. White,
369; A. F. Marcus, 275; H. E. Pem
Beard Meets Briefly.
'Following the report of the elec
tion hoard, the school board held a
brief meeting in conformity with
the law, but on account of the mass
. meeting in the armory it was voted
to postpone the official canvass of
the hallots until Thursday night the
clerk issuing a formal call for that
.date. . '
As Is customary at this meeting.
Clerk William Burghardt read his
annual report to the taxpayers, show
ing ! the total resources, tlisburse
ments and Indebtedness of the school
district to date. The greatest single
item of current expense Is the sal
aries of teachers, amounting to over
1107,000, comparing very favorably
In the average rate of salary with
many of the metropolitan school dis
tricts. Total bonded iadebtedness of
the district la 1149.575, and the an
nual Interest bill Is $6,706.15. For
the coming year there must be pro
vision for a 10 per cent Increase
In the salaries of teachers, an in
crease In the cost of fuel and new
eQuipment. m .
' Clerk Report Read.
Following Is the report of the clerk
The sum of S165.286.48 has been
received since the date of the last
annual report from the following
Cash on hand,, June 18, 1917;
Taxes. $78,997.58. t
. state and ' county school funds
$36:409.09. " V.
. Rent, $99.70. t
Demand notes at bank. $38,500.
Total cash received. $165,571.64.
Paid demand note at bank, $25,
nnn . . i
Ponular loan notes paid, $5,500,
(T. B. Kay, $4000; Dr. Stone, $1500)
t CiWood. $4,236.04.
juVarte and telephones. $951.25.
. PowePrand light. $1,030.71.
"Miscellaneous expense. $442.45.
Census, election and printing.
$445.06. ' J i .-
Interest. $6,706.15. ?
IFreirht. exoress and cartage.
Total disbursements,. $164,625.83
... ' i V . j (nit T1 "" "
va uu oanu, ?.
.- Total. $165,571.54.- J
TlanA iireA Anril- 1911 for 20
years at S tier cent. $14,650. refund
PoDulir loan notes Mar 9. 1910,
10 years at 5 per cent. $10,800.
Englewood. . " .
Bonds issuesd October 1. 1910, 10
years at 5 per cent, $35,000.
t Bonds UmiPrt November 1. 1910.
10 years at 5 per cent, $19,626, high
Bonds issued Anril 1. 1911. 10
years at 5 per cent. $25,000, high
Demand notes to Iadd & Bush,
Total Indebtedness ot the district
at this time, $149,575.
-Carrying insurance to the extent
Hamilton of Dallas Is
Given Rank of Captain
DALLAS. June 15. (Special to
The Statesman) B. B. Hamilton,
who enlisted with the Twentieth En
gineers, a forestry regiment, just be
fore the first of the year writee to
relatives In Dallas that he has been
commissioner a captain in that or
ganization and that he will shortly
be given command of a company.
Mr. Hamilton has been a first lien
tenant since his enlistment and has
been In France for about, three
months. Before joining, the army
Captain Hamilton was the Monmouth
manager of the Willamette Valley
Lumber company's property and
since leaving for the front his place
has been taken by Mrs. "Hamilton.
S F TO JOIN
HANDS ON STATE
Physical Connections Are Or
dered at Many, Eugene .
SALEM STILL PENDING
Railroad Administration Be-
. dered at Albany, Eugene
Physical connection between the
Sothern Pacific and Oregon Electric
at Jefferson street.' Portland. Is la
eluded in orders emanating from the
federal railroad administration re
quiring several connect! ns between
comDetina- roads in Oregon. Other
connections" between the Oregon
Electric and Southern Pacific are
ordered at Albany and at Eugene
and the Oregon-Washington Rail
road 4b Navigation and the Nortneo
Pacific tomnanr are ordered to foaJ
a innnMtlnn mt -Pendleton. For the
Junction at Pendleton, a letter re
ceived by the public service com
mission today from R. H. Alahton.
regional director of Chicago, says
the Byrs mill spur may be used or
another cbort tracic nuut.
Relative to aphysical connection
between the Southern Pacific and
Oregon Electric at Salem. Mr. Alsht
ton says need of this connection has
not yet been brought tohls atten
tlon aud will be decided later.
uestion of a connection at Albany
has been several times In court.
Six years ago the public service
commission .ordered the Southern
Pacific and the Oregon Electric to
connect at that place under the
railroad act, but the court, held that
the act ; did not apply to interstate
business. Sometime ago another
order was made by the comlsslon
and taken into court. The case was
argued in federal court at Portland
( More recently when shippers be
gan to demand connection between
competing roads, the public service
commission took the question up
with Claude B. Altchison of the in
terstate commerce commission. Mr.
Altchison referred the letter to the
roilroad administration and a reply
was received from C. R. Orag. di
rector of trafifc in the director gen
eral's office, with Information of the
orders to be issued by Mr. Alahton.
The order means an Immense sav
in to Oregon shlpers in drawage and
labor expenses and will make mar
kets available for shippers on one
line at points on the other. For
years shippers have agitated for a
connection service, but the Southern
Pacific has always stood out against
the policy while the Oregon Electric
has been favorable. -
Tuesday fair and warmer; moder
ate westerly winds.
Vacancies in Teaching
Force FUled at Dallas
DALLAS. June 15 (Special to
The Statesman) At a meeting of
the board of directors of school dis
trict No. 2 in which Dallas Is located,
three new teachers were elected to
fill vacancies caused by resignation.
Miss Claudia Brown, who has been
principal in the schools at Sand Lake
for the past two years; Miss Pearl
Phillip, a teache in the schools of
r, I j xtiaa nevieve Coad. a
in special iraimn. - .
era elected. Several other c'e;
caused by the heavy draft of the
PortSid -Aool board on the local
teaching force still remain to be 1 11 -id
"Among them is the principal
ship oMbe Dallas high school which
ha. been held for the past several
vears by IL H. Dunkelberger. who
Joeso one of the Portland high
schools next fall. i .
itiftn filed at the office of
State Corporation Commissioner
N J. Schulderman yesterday by the
Pacific Marine Iron Works of Port
land show, that the capitalisation
. .hiiehmnt hflB been m
erea'fTom iTsMOO to 1450.000
B 1 SKALEfl
III PARALYSIS I)
Siaslaw Boom Order Is
Changed by Commission
Rights of the Siuslaw Boom com
pany to operate on the Siaslaw river
and tributary streams are strength
ened by an order of the public ser
vice commission issued yesterday
modifying a 'previous order grant
ing the company a franchise to boom
and raft logs on the streams. Un
der the previous order the company
was barred from interferrlng in any
way with the rights of other indi
viduals to use the streams for log
gia purposes, while the new fran
chise says the order shall not be con
strued to the prejudice of other in
viduals. The order is explained to
mean that ether persons may use
the waters of the streams as long
as they do not Interfere with Im
provements made by the Siuslaw
Another modification of the new
creek, weet creek and Hadsall
creek from the scope of the order.
After the first order was issued by
the comlssion. a rehearing was
asked by the company.
The commission yesterday re
on Eceived an application from the
Lumber company for franchise to
boom logs and other timber products
on Elk. Not! and Long Tom crssks
in Lane county.
Eugene Elan May Run for
Commander of Veterans
Talk among Spanish War veterans
here indicates that strong support Is
being developed for a man named
cLaughlin of Eugene for the next
commander of the state organisation
of Spanish War veterans which will
hold Its annual meeting in Portland
Friday of this week. By an unwrit
ten law of the organization the com
mander is alternated each year be
tween Portland and other parts of
the state. Eugene has never furn
ished a commander. . Other candi
dates are Vice Commander Green of
Albany and Dr. Hyde of Hillsboro.
Clyde Nicholson of Portland is re
tiring head of the veterans..
RYAN MAY YET
Friends Are Urging Him to
Run Independently for
State Treasurer. -
Judge T. F. Ryan, who was de
feated by O. P. Hoff for the Rep
lican nomination for state treas
urer by a margin of 118 votes, may
announce himself as an independent
candidate for the office. ' He pre
fers however, to have a recount of
the votes cast in the primary elect
ion, but because Af restrictions that
are placed about a recount. Mr.
Rran and his friends seriously con
sider not attempting a re-canvass of
the votes, although affldavlds have
been made and others are said to be
available showing that In some pre
cints Mr.' Ryan received more votes
than he was given credit for.
Friends of Judge Ryan have been
urging him. since his defeat in the
primary election became apparent,
to become an independent candidate
against Hoff. believing he could
draw a majority of the votes cast for
other candidates in the prnmaries
and win over-Mr. Hoff in the fall.
"I would prefer to have a recount
of the primary vote. said Judge
Ryan yesterday, '.'but the Tazwell
case In Portland shows that this is
always an intricate procedure and
attended with1 restrictions that may
make me deefde to abandon it."
The contest between Ryan and
Hoff was one In the clostst of the
history of the state. At one Junct
ure while the latest of the returns
were struggling in Ryan seemed to
have the nomination, and Hoff pre
pared a statement admitting his de
PORTLAND CASE HEARD
The supreme court is today hear
ing arguments in the case of J. W.
Drydea against Will II. Daly, com
missioner of public utilities, and L.
S. Kaiser as Superintendent and
E. J. Gray as general foreman of the
Portland water department, appel
lants. Dryden. in a mandamus act
Ion, seeks reinstatement after hav
ing been laid off temporarily as a
service mechanic in the water de
partment, a position which he held
under civil service regulations.
Further he demands that the de
fendants be compelled to obey - all
civil service laws In the future and
that they pay him the sum of
Growers and Manufacturers a re Apprised of Grave Situa
tion at Meeting Yesterday Closing of Stores at Early
Hoar Daily So Clerks May Pick Berries Is Contemplat
ed More Than Two Thousand Required by Emergency
Men, Women and Children Are NeededOpportuni
ty Given for Registration.
The loug arm of the Iloheiizolleru has reached out an icy harwl and
laid it across the Wilamette valley. The war has beeu carried across
the Atlantic and home to Salem in unmistakable fashion. Hundred
of citizens are facing heavy loss and even bankruptcy. 'Salem in
dustry is under a paralysis. What the outcome will he depends solely
upon the loyalty and patriotism of the citizenry. Disaster looms on
the horizon in the characteristic cloud no larger than a man's hand,
but destined to sweep overhead full of punishing storm and destruc
This. is no nightmare but calm and sober fact brought out at a
meeting of the growers and manufacturers of food products at the
Commercial club yesterday afternoon. In spite of every effort put
forth during the last month, the valley faces an unprecedented labor
shortage. The usual channels of labor have been exhausted and
yielded less than 20 per cent of the .necessary supply.' Two thousand
to 2500 pickers are required for the emergency, unless the crops are
to spoil on the vines. Closing of Salem stores at 3 o'clock so that
women clerks may pick berries after that hour each day is seriously
.Governor Carries Lively Elec
tion in Minnesota. Say
ST. PAUL. Minn.. June 17. Whsn
the primary election polls closed
throughout Minnesota tonight after
a day of heavy balloting, one of the
most bitter and perhaps the most
spectacular campaigns in the history
of the state was finished. The con
test between Governor Burnqulst and
former Congressman Charles A.
Lindbergh overshadowed all other
issues. Lindbergh, candidate of the
Non-Partisan League, was the storm
center. Loyalty was the leading Is
sue of the campaign. Burnquist's
supporters charged that Lindbergh's
speeches were un-American and that
the policies of the Non-Partisan
League were unpatriotic. Lindbergh
asserted he was loyal and, said his
war criticism was aimed at "un
Burnqulst continued to Increase
his lead as more scattering returns
were received. Forty precincts out
of 2119 in the state gave' Burnqulst
4880 and Lindbergh 1788. The vote
Included, IS precincts in Ramsey (St..
Candidates for the United States
senate, congress, the state supreme
court and state officers, were also
voted for. United States Senator
Knute Nelson, a Republican, was in
dorsed by the Democrats. His op
ponent on the Republican ticket wa
James ' A. Peterson, a Minneapolis
vliurnqulst polled a two to one vote
over Lindbergh in the first precincts
which reported primary election re
turns tonight. The first 22 pre
cincts of the state to report gave
Burnqulst 2159 and Lindbergh
082. The first Jreclnct to show
strong Lindbergh strength was in
Kandiyohi county, where the vote
was Burnqulst 5. Lindbergh 127.
Saturdays and Sundays to Be
Spent Helping to Save ,
The Live Wires, a class of young
married people and mature young
people of the Sunday school of Les
lie Methodist churcn. unaer tne su
pervision and direction of their pre
Ident and teacher. A. C. Bohrnstedt.
will go to Kimball orchards to pick
cherries Saturday afternoon and all
day Sunday. This will be repeated
the two following week ends, or as
long as there cherries to pick. The
class consists of nearly firty young
people, many of whom are already
away at work for the summer, but
the balance of the class employed
during the week, will show their pa
triotism and Christian spirit by (ore-
(Continued on page 4).
A federal labor office has been es
tablished at 28 S State street. Here
every available man. woman and
child in the city of Salem must ap
pear and offer themselves for rescue
work. If the fruit crops. 75 per cent
of which are destined for use by the
army are to be saved. No such
emergency has ever before existed,
and it can only be met by the loyalty
ot the citizenry at large. It is neces
sary that ordinary lines of work un
less vital to the conduct or affairs in
the community, be abandoned; until
the crops are harvested. Unless this
Is done hundreds of thousands of dol
lars will be lost to the community,
hundreds of growers and some of
Salem's leading Industries will ' be
carried perilously close to bankrupt
cy. Morwl. Must Be SaveA 7 f '
Nor is that all. The government
demands that every available ounce
of food be conserved. Salem could
never again raise its head In honor
ir it permitted, this year of all years,
food to go to ruin for lackpf harvest
facilities. Women and' others to
whom the pay for picking would be
no Inducement must respond to the
critical call of the country. The drive
to save the crops will be the most
important war drive that Salem has
been asked to share In.
Three things are necessary. Reg
istration of every available man. wo
man and child for picking. If the
response is to be effective it must be
immediate. Registration of at least
fifty automobiles to take pickers to
and from the fields. Registration or
tents In order to shelter, those who
may stay In the fields overnight All
this may be done at labor head
quarters 285 State street.
Women Meet Tomorrow.
A meeting of women is called for
2:30 tomoriow afternon at the Com
mercial club rooms to discuss ways
and means and to outline a plan of
organization and action. Every wo-
(Continued on page 2).
YANKS NOW 717
Summary Issued Last Night
Refers to Marines in
WASHINGTON. June 17. Total
casualties among American marines
overseas from the date of their land
ing to last June 9. number 717. ac
cording to a summary Issued tonight
by Major General Barnett, marine
corps commandant. This Includes
10e killed in action. 53 who died or
wounds. 533 wounded in action and
one wlsslng and one held prisoner
in Germany. The total casualties
are divided as follows:
Officers: Killed in action. 5: died
of wounds received In action. 3;
killed (ali-plane accident), 1 other
causes. 1. Total 10.
Wounded severely. 2C.
Killed in action. 101; died of
wounds received in action. 52; died
ot disease. 15; accidentlally killed.
2; other causes. 2. Total 172.
Wounded severely. 124; wounded
slightly. 372. Total. 507.
In the hands of the enemy. 1; mis
sing, 1. Total deaths, officers and
men. 122; total wounded, officers
and men. 524; in hands of enemy
and missing. 2. Total casualties.
Registration of Alien
Women Starts in Salem
The registration of German women
women aliens began yesterday at the
city hall is coming In very slowly, as
there were but six or eight appear
ing at the office during the day.
This registration, which will con
tinue until J sue 2. inclades all
German women over 14 years of age.
As In the case of the 'male aliens,
they are required not only to prvst
several photographs but to smear
their hands with ink and make aa
impression on the bark of the blank
which ther irn. Aftrr hivlar rr-
istered. they must secure permis
sion from the chief of police or thm
postmaster before whou thev regis
tered la order to lave the district.
" AS ALDERLIAN
Fourth Ward Council Membe
Resigns Position Because
PAVING PLANT LEASED
Elliott Wins Fight to Allow
County to Use Machinery
at Lower Cost
Charles H. Jones, who for several
months has been confined at . his
home by illness, last night submit
ted his resignation as a member of
the Salem city council. The resigna
tion was accepted and Arthur Moore
was elected to fill -the vacancy. Moore
was elected alderman from the
Fourth ward In the recent primary
election, having bo opposition for the
general election in the fall. In re
signing. fr. Jones expressed the wish
that the council would foster the
public playgrounds. This work, has
been close to the heart of Mr. Jones
since he became a member of the
council and he has done much per
sonal work at the grounds to provide
a romping place for the children of
Alderman Elliott last night won
over the opposition and succeeded in
getting legislation through the coun
cil leasing the city's paving plant to
the county at a charge of 7H cents
a yard. Alderman Ward, who led
the fight to charge the -county 10
cents, made a speech of some length.
but did not put up a stiff fight, the
street Improvement department bar
ing met early last week and showed
a tendency to facor the lower charge
At the council meeting a week ago
the street committee was Instruct
ed to effect a contract with the coun
ty at 10 cents. Elliott moved to re
consider this action last night, and
after the motion had been carried
and discussion allowed he moved
that 1V cents be fixed as the price.
In addition the county will pay $1
a day for use of the roller.
Judge Bushy Appears.
County Judge Bushy appeared be
fore the council. last night and told
in detail the county's attitude. Judge
Bushy said the court was not at
tempting to drive a "bargain with the
city, but that he considered the low
er price all the plant was worth. -
It developed that the county was
already using the plant and that 850
yaras or pavement was iaia .yester
m f J j
day, netting the city C5 for use of
The circus and carnival bill, pro
hibiting those amusement Inside the
city limits during the war. and as
sessing a license fee for parades
through the streets, waa read first
and second times and referred to
the ordinance committee.
The hotel and rooming house hill
inspired by federal action to protect
prospective soldiers from social In
fections, was read the third time and
Water Cae Goes Up.
City Recorder Race was Instructed
to prepare transcript of appeal in the
controversy between the city of Sa
lem and the Salem water company.
Appeal is from, the federal districted! Fonte. The number of prisoners
court to the federal court of appeals.
The case arose out of refusal of the
city to abide by an order of the public
service commission allowing the wa
ter company to increase its hydrant
rates to the city from. $1.22 for each
hydrant to 12.50.
Morris brothers ot Portland, with
a bid of par and accrued interest
with $175 premium, were announced
by the finance committee a success
ful bidders on over $1000 worth of
city improvement bonds and were
awarded the bonds.
MAY GET LOWER RATE
To determine whether lower In
surance rates can be allowed In the
city of Corvallis a resurvey of fire
hazard conditions was begun there
yesterday by the Oregon Insurance
Rating Bureau or Portland. At the
request ot Msyor J. C Love of Cor
vallis. "Slate Insurance Commissioner
Wells asked that a re-survey be
made. Commissioner Wells was in
Corvallis last week and declares that
outside of Portland. Corvallis has
better protection against fire than
any other city In the state. New ap
paratus for the fire department has
been purchased and basenlents in
the city are said to be remarkably
IS BEG Hi
Italians Aided hy French tsd
British Launch Attack en
Mrcntaia Front Ptrihl
Successes Are Gained.
POSITIONS ON PIAVE "
RIVER WELL DEFENDED
More Than 4500 Austria
Blade Prisoner Eepcrcr
, Charles with Trccpj, Szyz
ROME. Jcae 17. IUJlaa trocre
in conjunction with their frencfc and
British allies yesterday beraa a
eouater-orreaslve against the Aastro-
Hungarian rorces which had lauaeb
ed an attack on te Italian noun-U.!a
front. The Italian and allied trxc:i.
according to an aauoncement mae
today by the war omee. were atle
to gala partial successes and to rec
tify tlelr Uaes at several points alert
. W v
The statement says the Austria t.
disregarding their losses, eontleuei
their endeavors to cross the Flare
river but that the Italians are bra re
ly holding their positions. :
More than 4500 Auatrlaas fcrrt
been made prisoners by the Itslltrs,
onuia ana rencn.
CHARLES OX FRO XT
AMSTERDAM. Jane 17 Emperor
Charles is with his troops on Ui
Italian front, according to a Vlenra
dispatch to the Meowa Rotterdam
sche Courant. No German troops a
participating In the offensive, t-s
MORE TROOPS COiTTVa V
GENEVA. Jane 17. Reports re
ceived here from, Buchs. and afsa
from several points along the SwU
Tyroleses frontier indicate ; that lis
Austrlans are aided by some con
tingents of Germans and that the
Austrtaas continue to pour consider
able forces toward Italy. It is sail
that trains from Innsbruck. Botsea
and Trent are crowded with trocps
going southward that .the ordi
nary raffle on therailroads has bee a
The new Austro-Gennaa head
quarters, the reports added, is es
tablished Just behind the Setts Ccn
uni region. Following the example
of the Germans with the Alsatians
and LotTsJniana. the Austrlans are
placing Slav irredentists regiment
in front and most dangerous lines
with Tyrolese troops behind them ia
order to prevent wholesale deser
tions. REORGAX1GE EFFECTIVES -
LONDON. June 17. The Acitri
ans are reorganizing their effectives
along the British line of the Itara.
Iront after their -sever defeat. ac
cording to an official statement Is
sued tonight on the operations ct
the British with the Italians. '
The statement says: : '
"There Is little than re on . the
British front The artillery battle
has died down and the enemy Is re
organising after his severe defeat.
-Captured maps show that his ob
jectives were very ambitions; they
included the capture ot Pan and Clma
feas increased to 71C. including 12
officer. The total amount of cap
tured material actually broigat was
four mountain guns, 43 mach&a
guns and seven flamenwerfers. "
"Considering the severity of the
bombardment and the Intensity xi
the fighting, our casualties were Terr
-On, June IS and If the royal tlr
force dropped more than 200 botats
anr fired 21.000 rounds o? tnachlne
gun ammunition on trops aai trans
ports stem p ting to cross the PUt.
ROME, jute 17 The chamber of
deputies adjourned today "until Sep
tember, unless extraordinary erentr
require that It reconvene at aa earlier
te amid scenes of tremendous ex
citement. Premier Orlando paid a
glowing tribute to the Italian army,
which, he declared, waa aiding la
eertain victory tor Justice and right
in the world conflict aa well as the
deliverance or oppressed peoples.
The chamber was la a great up
roar of applause as the premier eulo
gized King Victor Emmanuel and
those who had ben lnstrunmtal Ii
helping the combatants sad the cliA
populations la distress through the