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THE OREflON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
WEDNESDAY- MORNINC. DECEMBER 22. 1&20
WAS NOT PANIC
Government Officials Are
Charged With Profiteer--'
, ing by Cushing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.
Charges that government officials
Joined in coal profiteering during
the period of shortage last sum
mer were made by George , II.
Cushlng, managing director of the
American wholesale coal associa
tion, testifying under oath today
before a senate investigating com.
m It tee. In an executive session
the committee, according to Sen
ator Calder. republican of New
York, its chairman, was furnished
by Mr. Cushing with the name of
one man said to have been a prin
cipal in an operation by which a
group of men in government ser
vice obtained 4 50.000 tons of
coal, which they sold later at a
profit of i $600,000. Railroad
officials and one army officer also
participated in the profit-making.
Mr, Cushing was by Chairman
Calder to have charged.
This phase of Mr. Cushing's
testimony before the committee
overshadowed the rest of his
statement, which was to the ef
fect that the coal shortage last
summer was due to "panic" and
largely caused by statements of
the interstate commerce commis
sion, the geological survey, the
railroad administration and the
senate interstate commerce com
mittee telling the consuming pub
lic about a coal shortage this
J. A. D. Morrow, vice president
of the national coal association,
an organization of operators, the
office records of which were ex
amined last week by the senate
committee, took the stand late in
the day and began a denial of the
"panic" theory advanced by Cush
ing to explain the shortage.
Mr. Morrow was excused until
tomorrow, when the committee
took Mr. Cushing into executive
session. , s ,
Chairman Calder later recount
ed a part of Mr. Cushing's state
ment, saying that no names would
be made public until investiga
tion of the charges was completed.
Certain of this,' it was said, Cush
ing testified, were able to ob-
DEAR OLD PETE:
Winston-Salem, N. C
Friday p. m.
- Just wound up the one swellest day of
tny life I ; Since early this morning, when I
got an invitation to visit R. J. Reynolds
Tobacco Co. factories, I've been in the
midst of millions of Camel cigarettes.
Man the happiest idea you or I ever 1
had as to the size of this Reynolds enter
prise, or the number of Camels manufac
tured daily, is pimply piker-stuff! Wipe
off the slate and start fresh! Why -Pete, '
it seemed to me like a couple of those cigarette-making
machines could keep half the j
nation smoking Camels steadily- BUT
honest to goodness, there are hundreds of
these machines batting out Camels at the
rate of 27,000 an hour EACH! .
Pete, you wouldn't have to consult a guide
book to know you were in the Camel fac-
' toriesl The atmosphere is charged with
that wonderful aroma you get when you
' open up a deck of Camels! And, you know,
old elephant you've had a trunk full!
As the Camels dropped into the contain
ers I figured the delight each one would
supply! And, how Camels mellow, mild
body would hit the right spot and how
Camels refreshing .flavor would cheer up
some smoker's jaded appetite! And, each
Camel free from any unpleasant cigaretty
aftertaste or unpleasant cigaretty odor!
bther Camel ! Write vou some more soon.
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tain information as to communi
ties where shortage conditions
were particularly feared and pos
sessed information as to the effect
of priority orders obtained on the
information for furnishing of coal
cars. These officials were also
sai.l to have Information as to
coal in. transit, nd to have hen
able to obtain ftupplies which
could be idverted to more lucra
tive markets. - One "pool" men
tioned by Cushing, Senator Calder
said, involved 450.000 tons, while
other operations were said to have
been intimated:. The government
official named! by Cushing was
said by the witness to have re
signed some time ago.
Mr. Cushing in the open ses
sion said that railroad officials
had Joined in the profit-making,
"by diverting shipments gong over
their own rails to new destina
tions." but refused to give names
except in confidence, "because my
muckracking days are over."
and if led -to the removal of Lee
Mi;h and Hal CChas from base
ball. "That Is the kind of- man Colo
nel Huston U."
132 Polish Orphans
Arrive in Seattle
SEATTLE. Iec. 21. On hun
dred and thirty-two Polish or
phans from Siberia, destined for
Chicago, arrived here today on
the Japanese liner Suwa Maru.
The children, in charge of a Red
Cross committee, range in age
fioni 6 years to 17. They were
taken In charge by a committee
of the Seattle branch of the Am-
erican-I'olish relief association
and will be cared for here until
after Christmas when they will
leave for Chicago.
Portland Man is Named
Assistant to Van Winkle
James West, who has been as
sociated with Elisha A. Baker.
Portland lawyer,, was yesterday
appointed by I. 11. Van Winkle,
attorney general, as one of the
assistants in that department.
Mr. West will assume his new
dnties shortly after the first of
the year. He is an overseas vet
eran and was connected with a
headquarters company in France.
Portland Indulges in
Secret Police Inniry
PORTLAND, Dec. 21. Police
Captain C. A. Intkeep was sus
pended for 24 hours today rm
orders of acting Mayor C. A. Rige
low for alleged failure to have
patrolmen of his detail appear to
day before the city council which
investigated alleged delay of the
ponce department in closing soft
arm resorts accused - of violat
ing the prohibition law, Capt. L.
A. Harms and Sergeant 1L Oels-
ner was reprimanded for the same
Inquiry by the council was
baited half a day by the police
men's failure to appear, the act
ing mayor charged. The Inquiry
today developed that various eitv
officials have been conducting a
secret investigation of the police.
Waterpower From Umatilla
Rapids Urged by Interests
PENDLETOX. ri TW n
Development of water power. at
Umatilla rapids In the Columbia
Is to be urged by irrigation inter
ests of-Umatilla and Mnrrnw
counties. ' Oregon, and .Benton
county. Wash., at a meeting soon
iu oe cauea at Umatilla, accord
ing to announcement rndav Fn
gmeer reports on the feasibility
of the project have int hn
issued. Plans are to harness the
rapids for hydro-electric energy
and use this In pumping water
i me joan uzy and Horseheaven
Countries, 'for r frrfatlnn T5 I
ble eleCtrifiCftf Inn gt ra
both sides of the river is another
- hbbm m a raw v-ah . . - s srm i i bf'
Is being carried out this year in what is considered probably the most
unique and stable manner that has been in evidence for many seasons past.
People are purchasing merchandise of the "lasting" nature, says W.
-W. Moore, merchandise .that is a necessity not only for Xmas day but for
all year round. Several .weeks ago we arranged a room for storage of
gifts to be delivered the day before Xmas and now we find it necessary
to enlarge the storage space, the original room being filled to the door.
; We will have a large stock of good staple Furniture fox Gifts that
twill be appreciated not only Xmas daybut year in and year out.
What would make a better gift than a Victrola. Ask about our
- special oner on tne number ten.
Home of tThe Victrola
You get more for your money at MOORES"
land Metlco. not far from El Pao.
Clara Barton Smith, imoght on a
Clara Barton Smith May
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2 zarrenaer Laic i oaay ;urr r"-"7""
? '(With the fatal khooilnr of JaV 1.
J ! lUmon here will " surrender In
tHDMOKE. Okla.. IW. 21. At .Sheriff llurk Cjrr-tl of Carter jnatiuomide will trended.
a gMiTit along th International county. Ia: tomorrow, arrordiogi
by James II. yathrs ef th lav
firm of Mathers and CnakW-y. re
tained a roanvl for Mim Smiib.
If Mi Smith urrnJr. a
Marrh for br that ha Urm
brdT bten the United States to an aniiout.reniPtit h-re lonirbt -! sialrmin Iljiifie. .!
Laugh & Grow Fat
WED. DEC 29
JOHN CORT Presents
TVio T?io Jnvous lusical Fur
ore cominpr from its all year's
run at lhe Knickerbocker
Theatre, New York
Ban Johnson Answers
Attack of CoL Hasto
CHICAOO. TW 91 nfJ4
uan Johnson of the American
easue lonig&t issued a statement
replying to the charges made yes
terday -in New York hr r
L. Huston, part owner of the New
i or ciuo, that the American lea
gue had violated a nriMii In
ChoOSlnr its board nf Hro-inr. v.
ballott at the recent meeting. Mr.
uuusun sam mat tne league had
always resorted to the ballot In
stead of using the usual rotation
method, when it was found the ro
tation method WOUld brlnir an
undesirable mfrnW m
"At onr meefin" maiA t
Johnson, "it was" the sentlmtnt
that two members should not be
brought Into the directorate, as
they bad attempted, to wreck the
American league. Mr. Rupert of
New Yotk. Was elected a mcmHsv
of the hoard but declined to Ferve.
The club owners then elected Air.
snibe to fill his place.
"Colonel Huston Once rmnH
fro mthe files of the New York
American league club a private
letter I wrote Colonel Ruppert re
garding the gambling situation In
Boston. He conveyed the content
oi mat letter to President llevriler
of the National league thinking I
could not prove the statements I
naa made in it. I did prove them
to the satisfaction of Mr. Pridler t
With FRED HEIDER
and the. original armv of sinc-
ers, dancers and funmakers
a a M a
tnat nas maae .Lester ine
biggest musical comedy suc
cess in 20 years
Hie World's Daintiest Dancing
jj" -, Chorus
I - Prices $1.00 to $20
't Seat Sale, Monday 9:30
jr- . Mail Orders Now
eo a e RTyoN-cols
Boys and Girls
Santa Claus Is Coming
OKI Santa Claus is coming,
I can hear the merry shout,
lie's coming with a bag
Chuck full of toys.
He'll visit every Boy or Girl
Who comes to WOODUY'S STORE
Next Friday, as the clock
Is striking Four. v
Hell have a little gift
To hand to you that day,
lie sure to he on hand
Don't doubt or fear.
But when you get your present,
Blow on it loud, my dear, .
And tell lhe World you're whistlinjr
For WOODRY The AUCTIONEER.
r THREE DAYS MORE
and Christmas Is Here
We have certainly done an exceptional business and
ive intend to make the last three days even busier. We
intend to clean up thoroughly. I
Extra Specials on Broken Lines
We here mention a few extra specials
mand Carved Bags
Boys9 Suits ,
Blankets V Ti
Jersey Silk Underwear
Our showing of Silkf
"TV a r f
, jimonas, negligee ana -:
Japanese Embroidered '
r& received the recognition they de-
sene. uur sales nave been most
'gratifying : but small wonder,
-when you see the charmingly
and beautifully embroidered
styles, and find how reasonably,
thev are nriced.
All Ladies Blanket Bath Robes! Heavily Reduced
Shop Mornings If Possible
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Santa Is Here With
Toys at Bargain Prices
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a 11 jinix- any uujfci, we win nor, nave manv 1 rievcies. Wagons,
sVfheelbarrows. Doll Bucrcies. Jamv Cars. Kiilrli iCnr T?rwVinfr iinrcj
Jrish flails. Ked Riders. Carts. Tov Rroom T)
len Chairs, Rockers, or Toy Talking Machines by Friday, G p.m.
As an extra special for the next three days, we will sell
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genuine iviacue ivars
a a a m a
fi me 1 0110 wins prices:
tg. $4.50 No. 4 Genuine Kiddie Kar now $2.75
Reg. $3.75 No. 3 Genuine Kiddie Kar now $2.25
eg- $2.50 No. 2 Genuine Kiddie Kar now $1.75
I OV Theie are strong, dara-
iTTV? jZXT$ neaJUx-prodacin toyi
i:5) and wil1 make anJ joong-
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