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TI IE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEM. OREGON
FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 22. 1921
XV 'EDNA M.
son, who will tisit here the re
mainder of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Webb and
children left yesterday to rpend
a ten day's vacation at Cascadia.
Miss Margaret Ktolz has as her
' Aren't these u--ual exi eriencea j anything about them,
of pv non'." asJ.r Mr. Shaw. fo.-- to lind out .-rc!
"Would it be possible fur aiijofle i : situation in Astoria 'a
a telephone through a
year and not experience
jf these troubhs oceaioii-
"1 only made note of those who
Shaw i:etnttrs Objection
Mott akid that he l. allowed
') fa'! N 1
Hiion. a ratf man
hip leit-pnone vompu.u .
"1 o'jjeet.'1: interrupted Shaw.
pro- ray a return, a real value or a.
what Hie ulue counting deprition that
, has accrued. The company has ac-
cumulated a $24.mmi o.m depreci-
able reserve iu the Pacific terri-1
tory. The com mission ordered the !
company to .segregate the depre-
1 uable reserve that has accrued in
TO SOLVE WSIBV
luiuse guest Ihi.-i wek. Miss Marie ! complained of frequent trouble," . dont propose that the opposing .Oregon, but the company has tu.t
The Three Links Needle elubC.regg, Marjrery' Edmunds, Evan-
are to meet this afternoon at the feline Powell and Miss Nick. Ws
I. O. O. F. hall, for a social after- ' Vick will chaperon the party
replied Mrs. Johnson. "On wo
man said she had been called
counsel shall develop ur case for
us before we are readv to make
done it. We
how much it
would iike to know ;
It se.'!i!.5 i.'iil fair
The Jason Lee Foreign Mission.
ary society. will hold its quarterly-
tea at the home of Mrs. L. H. Rob
ert. 133J North Winter street,
Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'ejock.
Miss Ellen Currier and Mrs. E. E.
Roberts, assisting hoBtes.se. On
that afternoon there .will be an
"0d linen" shower, for the Isa
bella Thoburn hospital in China.
At the meeting of the Trl L.
business girls' club on Tuesday
Bight. Miss Esther Natterlund was
chosen president of the society.
Miss Natterlund was formerly vice
president. The club is planning a
picnic at Spong's landing fo!
itometime next week.
i The following party of Salem
people motored, to the mountains
lor the week-end: Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Drager and daughter Mar
Ian and bon Glen, Mr. jand Mrs.
O. L. Martin and daughters Thel
in a and Hazel. Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
McElvaine and George Frey.
iMlss Mabel Mohn and Miss
Louise Mohn, who have been vis
iting for-six, weeks In Salem.as
guests of their sister, Mrs. Reed
Chambers, left last week to return
to their home In Wililamsport.
Fa. They are making the Journey
by;nway of the .Canadian Pacific.
it ' - ,
Misft Hollln Vlck was hostess
last, evening ?lo 'everal friends
when she entertained them'wltn a
picnic party a-Spong's landing.
The young ladles' were Miss Ruth
Peck. Josenhlne Brown, Helen.
Mrs. C. W. Scott, who has been
visiting for . some time at the
home or her sister. Mrs. J. C.
Terry, lett yesterday to go to Al
bany for a visit with her mother.
Mrs. E. A. Jordan for the balance
of the summer. She was accom
panied by her daughter,- Verna,
and her son Glendon.
Mrs. Lola Cook Bellinger was
the house guest Tuesday and
Wednesday of Mrs. F. L. Ctter.
Mrs. Bellinger Is a former Salem
Hri and has many menus here
Sthuldermah of Portland
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rour i. ii is nuiii ine .iris ioowu siairs seteu iiiues iu n.ui uruu;r.,iuun5ci uaa no mku.ihui w neu ine company sas prop-
Friendly society of the Episcopalian hour to answer the phone ntrht." erty has depreciated that amount
church go to Portland Saturday j w hen her number was not the one , "I can call the prerhlent of the should be deducted from the vaiu
to attend the state convention of ! wanted." ' .telephone company, or Mr. Shaw.ation. As for iniprfcvements.' only
this society! there. The. young wo-j Not So Careful Xnw. "r anyone I want, declared Mott. statements of actual performance
men are Sarah Lansing. Martha! Relative to delinquency of the - tor purposes of obtaining th.s in
COilinai.v in foliou miit im cum- '"nuauim
Colorado Executive Asks 01
ccrtt to Assist in Hunt for
brown hair, htown eyes. educated, ;
refined, well dressed. ' .
Any Information rgardlnf Mrs.
May should W wnt to Jacob s
Starr, of Created. Butte. Colo. ; ;
Of course, th. wife has gone on
a vacation and th last laRt word
she said weije: "Yoawlll find.,
plenty of lath towels in the bath
room eket."jor, "I have left you
a doien egfeu: eat them before
they siil."-4-Kxchnge. ' .
Powell. Evangeline Powell, and
Clyde Gardner, clerk of the
Marlon hotel for five years, lert
this week to spend his vacation at
Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Rrown.
who have been in Seattle where
thev spent five days at the Pacific
coast Oto-Opthalmologieal conven-
ln the afternoon Shaw was over
ruled. While the attorneys were con.
itinuia their diie across the tnl'U
; Chairman Williams
who will be pleased to know shejtion, have! returned to Salem.
plans to make Salem her home the
A party composed of Mr. and
Mrs. Horace Sykes and little
daughter Jeanette, Miss Nell
Sykes. and H. E. aBrber, spent a
few days on an outing to Belknap
Springs. They r eturned to Salem
Mrs. F. W. Selee, and the
board of managers of the Old
People's Home, are giving the old
people of the home a lawn pisnic
this afternoon- at Mrs. Selee'a
home on Liberty street. ;
George H. Alden, dean of Will
amette university, was a dinner
guest of Mr. and Mrs George B.
Alden of Medford, on' Monday, i
Mr. and Mrs. 0.
J. Schei and
family who have been in Portland
for a few days this weeic. return
ed yesterday, accompanied by Mrs.
Schei's sister. Miss Alma Ander-
- -rrrn i" im n. ir..i Mwiirwiis
Lcctnren oi nauonai irruuiuicutc .
I i Stefan'sson, noted explorer of the rar North, who .brings a re
markable Illustrated lecture on "My Five Years in the Arctic; Toin
Skeyhill. Ansae soldier-poet and adventurer. Just back from Russia
wltli a great story-about, latest developments in' BolsUevik-Land,
. Peter Clark Macfarlane. prominent author and contributor to leading
national magazines; Capt. T. D. Upton, formerly superintendent Of
municipal recreaUon, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Father EL J. Cronln,
! speaking on "The Weeds and Flowers of LiteratureV'jand Burnell1
! Ford, electrical scientist and inventor, demonstrating the marvels or
electricity. . : ' t T. ' A,
A Big Play Production
TheKeighley Broadway Players, a New York company with An
aU-Professional caBt. will present on the fifth night one of the great
est comedies of the present day, -Nothing But the Truth." This big
farce success was first presented on Broadway by Willie Collier,
; achieving a record run. j . ;
, r .. ; Ha?e Yda Bought Your Season Ticket?
It Js the "Opeii2S,ahij to a week of C5enuineteHlwt
Adults f2.7SSf StndentJi, t.r0; Child's, 1.0O.-K6 War Tax
X' Wcek of Splendid Music
Two concerts will tie presented by Lleurance's Lit tle Symphony,
an orchestra created anil coached by Thurlow Lieurance, noted Amer
ican composer. At the evening concert Jane Peterson, prominent
ChicaKO contralto, will appear as soloist. Two concerts by The Jugo
slav Tamburlca Orchestra, an organization trom Eastern Europe.
Two concerts by The Orpheus Four, official iquartet of the Orpheus
Club of Los Angeles and rated as one of the foremost male quartets
In the country. Two programs by the Roach-Frfeeman Duo and two
programs of solo work and community singing directed by Walter
An Abundance of Entertainment
' t ' The inimitable Ada Roach is coming! Her dialect stories and
character sketches are among the best being presented qn the plat
form, ttnth Freeman too Is an entertainer of note. Then there is
th hi nlav nrodnctlon and distinct entertainment value in over half
of the lectures of the week.. It is an evenly balanced program. You'll
like it .through and through.
Make Chautaunua Week Your Vacation Week
5 SALEM, JULY 25-31
Rostein & Greenbaum
They report that nearly 200 doc
tors were present.
A picnic party who were at
Spong's landing for Sunday aft
ernoon ana evening, 10 enjoy
swimming and a picnic supper, in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Smith
and daughters Leta and Margaret.
Mrs. M. B. Churchill and son How
ard, Marion Siddler, Sherman
Spong and Marion Roth.
Mrs. Charles K. Spaulding and
daughter Ila, were in Portland
this week to see the musical corn
ed ey success "Irene," in which
Miss Louise .Thompson (Kathryn
Stair) is playing.
Mrs. G. H. Alder leaves today
for Albany and Eugene in the in
terest of the Methodist Episcopal
Miss Ethel Hummel! who has
been the head of the Latin depart
ment of the Salem high school,
left Wednesday for Spokane where
she wil lteach.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Clauss were
expected to arrive home yesterday
from a two weeks visit in Minne
sota. Rev. and Mrs. James Lisle who
have been away on a three weeks
trip through Yellowstone park, re
turned Tuesday night to their
home In Salem.
Mrs. Melvin Plimpton and
daughter Janet, accompanied Miss
Betsey Abbott, whothas been vis
iting her cousin. Miss Janet, to
her home in Portland yesterday.
Mrs. George Putnam and daugh
ters Elizabeth and Ruth have just
returned trom a week's vacation
at Bay Ocean.
Mrs. B. F. Pound and two chil
dren Jean and Bobby and Mrs. J.
S. Savage, and Miss Grace Savage,
motored to Portland Friday, to
visit. Mrs. C. lui SUdd. They, re
turned to Salem Monday.
Mrs. Norman George, and Mrs.
Bertha Pace of Olympia, Wash.,
are visitors in the city.
Miss Jean Ketehum of Indepen
dence is visiting this week in Sa
lem, as the guest of Mrs. B. F.
Pound and Miss Grace Savage.
Miss Grace Savage returned this
week from a month's visit with
Mrs. Harry Wilson of Aberdeen,
set yesterday. Instead of" Attor- retary .Mellon has approved pur-
ney H. M. Tomlinson calling his chase of the Central New England
witnesses yesterday morning he Sanltoriam association property at
yielded to E. M. Coustn of the ' Kutland, Mass.. to accommodate
Oregon Telephone federation, who in 00 former soldier tuberculosis pa
represcnts several elemnets lined J tients. The expenditure at this
up against the telephone company. ; ,oint w ill be $740.000.
and Cousin consumed, most of the
forenoon with a statement of con- unimmi mi im mum iu.u
WOMAN TELLS OF
TESTS IN PORTLAND
(Continued from page 1.)
New, Wain Organdy, Beautiful
Curtain materials at the new low prices
75c Marquisette 35c -
; $1.00 Etamine 50c
Nottingham lace, Filet net, fine quality and new
patterns 50c and 65c a yard
' Curtain materials from 12V-C a yard up
Pretty colors, standard brand, fine quality
Bathing caps and bathing shoes
Colored silk umbrellas, at new low prices
. Millinery Department
New feather hats, just in. You are invited to
visit this department Look over the hats, try
, them on. You will not be urged to buy
240 and 246 North Commercial St.
Tte more yoiTsmoke then .TEe better youTl like ttaa N
t Write for our PremiamCatalojr Na4 "
it ; -f rt IIEWBCIGARIIFG. CO.KEWARK. K.J..
' ; 1 Largest Independent Gnat Fictory in the World.
onds when the automatic was
used. The maximum time that
elapsed was 137 seconds.
Washington Cities Better.
Figures were submitted for
comparative purposes, showing
that in a test in Washington cities
outside of Seattle during the in
fluenza epidemic and just after
the armistice was signed In 1918
th.e average lapse of time in get
ting central was 4.26 seconds, and
in Seattle the average was 3.90
seconds. This testimony tended
to show that in Washington cities
during times of stress and under
reasonable rates, service was bet
ter than in Portland in normal
times, but in an era of high rates
Mrs. Johnson said that during the
second of the two weeks of the
test she questioned the patrons
as to whether they were satis-1
fied with the rates. Nearly all
of them, she said, complained
that they were too high. She
was frequently told that the
phones were kept only because
cf their value in emergencies.
Many Reasons Possiblo. .
In reply to a question by E. M.
Cousin. Mrs. Johnson intimated
that the poor service might be
attributed to a number of causes.
but that in her opinion it was
lack of experience on the part of
operators. The company, she sa'd.
considered 3.5 seconds good service.
Upon cross-examination by Mr.
Shaw, Mrs. Johnson said she made
an average of about 30 calls a
day during the test.
Witness Xot Confmsol.
Attorney Shaw tried to tangl
the witness on the point that HO
calls a dav from any single stn-
tion would be so unnsual that it
in Itself would be"a cause of trou
ble. Mrs. Johnson would not eon
cede this. She only admitted that
it would he i'nieuil for a resi
dence phone, but not Tor a busi
"Did yon tell the persons you
called that you were making a
test for the city attorney?'' asked
"Don't von think this would
Influence their answers?"
The renly was negative.
Mrs. Johnson said that of the
3S9 persons only three or fomr
had said thev were satisfied with
the rates and service.
- Lawyer lias Friend.
. "One was an ' attorney.". . the
witness volunteered, ."who said he
bad friends working at the tele
i phone office.
I-'aints. Mrs. J.r..i,-n said that
when she was in .ih- employ of
the company it was the practice
to inquire of the patron every
three .lays until the trouble was
7emodffl tn n rertaintv
in repiy 10 a question oy ai- j-- v--y -"T : as confiscation
nrnev S hnu- fra Tnhnann caul .'-. m .iiKiiiinjj. -"uu r.v-
he places from which she made
her calls were selected by the city
Mr. Torulinson asked if the calls
were spread out over the day. or
were all made during the busy
hours of the day. The answer
was haat they were distributed
throughout the day. ,
'Calls Are Scattered. '
"Were they spread out at my
suggestion?" asked Tomlinson.
She said they were.
"Did any of the operators get
next to the fact that yon were
making a test?" asked Tomlfn
"I can answer that," interrupt
ed Shaw. "We did ret onto it. It
is impossible for the serVic,e to
be interfered with that lemzth of
time and the cause not be de
tected." Voire Gave Her Away.
Mrs. Johnson's answer was that
the operators found it out.
"They knew me by my voice," ,
she said. "I can't change my
voice. I talk like an operator,
for I was trained to it."
On .some exchanges she said the
operators listened in to her con
versation. "I had trouble particularly off
the Columbia exchange. I knew
I would have trouble there be
cause it is a small exchange.
Once I had to tell the operator
to close her key so I could hear
"In the instances where they
recognized you, and knew you
were making a test, seems as if
you would have been given a
snappier service," suggested Mr.
I did get snappier service," re-
replied the witness.
Then this could not have been
exactly a fair test."
'So, I think I got better ser
vice than most people." ' -
Mott I -nunches Attack.
In the early part of the after
noon City Attorney James Mott
of Astoria attacked the telephone
coinpany with the charge that it
is- operating on a basis of more
than 9 per cent returns in As
toria to offset lower returns in
other parts of the state. More
than S per" cent, he said, was the
estimate for the full 12 months
of this year, and 8.66 per cent
for the 10 months following the
effective date of the rate increase
order effective March 1. The
commission's order, he declared,
contemplated only 5 per cent.
From wiUiesses connected with
the telephone company he elicited
information that the rate for the
state as a whole at the present
time is estimated by the com
pany at only 3.01 per cent, and
on this basis charged flagrant
discrimination against Astoria.
"It Is not reasonable," he said,
"that Astoria should bear ths
burden of the other cities."
He averred that the company
had estimtaed 242.000 as the
sum to be used on improvements
in Astoria over a period of three
years, but that instead it hai
been spent in less than a year,
making the hich return rate ne
cessary from the company's point
"The company is trying to blow
hot and cold at the same time,"
declared Mott. ; "lt is making
money. If it were not, it would
not be in business. I don't think
the figures of the company are
correct, and I believe they will
be torn to pieces in this rehear
ing. I really believe that As
toria is returning the company 15
or 20 per cent."
Reply Made by Shaw.
Attorney Shaw replied that
there is no such thing as a per
manent rate base for any city and
that earnings are variable. The
relative size of cities, he said
must be taken into account. The
9 per cent estimate for Astoria,
he said, represented only certain
facts indicating that if the com
pany were to stop its improvement
I-rogram at Astoria its return
would then amount to 9 per
"If the company actually were
receiving 9 per cent at Astoria or
anywhere else." he said. "I would
ask the commission to reduce the
3Iott Troubles Company.
Among the array of lawyers
lined up asrainst the telephone
company Mott has turned out to be
one of the most troublesome to
the counsel defending the high
phone service tariffs. The Astor
ian had sat without a word
throughout the forenoon until
just before adjournment he sud-
aeniy pucnea into the teiepnone i
company with the assertion that
exhibits it had furnished relative
to the company's returns in As
toria could not he relied on and
that he proposed to draft a wit
ness from the ranks of the tele
phone forces and find out exactly
what the company is receiving for
its service in that city. - Shaw ob
jected and the fight went on.
"One of the company's exhibits
furnished me and which I pro
duced yesterday," said Mott.
"shows that in 1920 the com
pany's returns at Astoria was
r.33 per cent. Another shows
that the estimate for; this yar on
tho basis of the new rates Is over
21 per cent. After these exhibits
had been produced I was told they
were all wrong and that the com
pany has other and different ex
hibits. I have never been told
thould be admitted.'
Hughes Action Citetl
i Cousin said that in the railroad
cases Justice Huehes had thrown
out the testimony of all experts
Oliver II. Sheup. governor of
Colorado, has appealed to Gover
nor Oleott of Oregon to assist in
locating Mrs. Laura Mayme. who
iinAnnLi'" that showing actual per- 'disappeared while en route from
announced., . . S. , ... . v Npk YnrV.lMtv n Rimnlmn fftl.i
that the. session would mI ioui n ! lurulauf- - aeu me com. , , .7. ,"'
riissiuu s oruer eiieciive a.vircn I j. uunuur uoup u,iu ui
I information received from Mrs.
Plained that he was in haste t. Mr. Cousin referred to the tes- : 7r t itV. " oV- in
obtain the inforamtion for the Simony of some of the farmer wU. , nawod from Milton. Ore. n this
reason that he must return to Assesses who said independent rural "r ,M- Mayne said she had
toria and would not be able to lines were advocated in their io- been drugged on a train and was
stav through the rehearing as he calities. He declared this poor
had hoped. ; public policy.
Program Is Cliangrd
Contrary to the program pre
sentation of Portland's end of the,
casp was hroken into at the out-! WASHINGTON. July 21. Sec-
The letter indicated that it waa
written while Mrs. Mayne was un
der a nervous strain.
Recently the woman's relatives
appealed to the mayor of Milton
for help, but he replied that he
had been nnable to find any trace
of her there.
The woman was described as
being an American, single, 31
years of age, weight 13,5 pounds,
height five feet four Inches, heavy
Six Week Summer Term
June 50 July S
Salem School of Expression
17 N. Commercial " St.
Phione I4S4 J.' -' --i-V -"
125 If; liberty St.
tentions. What the procedure of
the afternoon will be as soon as
the issue between Mott and Shaw
has been settled had not been de
termined, but Portland witnsses
probably wilt be on the stand.
Mr. Cousin emphasized the
statement that prior to 19! 18, while
there was competition In the field,
the Pacific company had not made
an application for increase in
rates. He charged that with the
taking" over of the Home lines and
equipment this had been added in
for valuation. increasing the valu
ation estimates from about $12,-
000,000 to about $16,000,000.
Patrons .May Be Goats..
"There is ho valid reason," said
Cousin in speaking of the com
pany's proposed improvement pro
gram, "for increasing rates to take
care of this program. Should the
program not; be carried out1 there
would be no way for the patrons
to-jrecouD themselves." -
"The commission is still with
out figures On which to base ac
tual valuation," said Cousin,
"However, the commission did in
1914 arrive at a valuation which
it was said was for rate making
purposes, when the company re
ported valuations to the state tax
commission of $f).401.786.23.
while the commission's so-called
rate base was $10,035,464. 1 am
making no particular point of that
though the law says the report to
the tax commission may bp used
for ihe purpose. These figures
represent no depreciated values.
The principal inconsistenty in ar
riving a.rraluaioaa h:ia-.beau the
adding of estimates to actual ex
penditures, r I
": Public In Doubt.
"There, is doubt in the public
mind as to the accuracy of these
figures, and taking into consider
ation the methods used in arriv
ing at valuations I think there is
very good ground for attacking
these valuations. Tne putuic asKs
on what value it is supposed to
a melange of
songs, ad libs
For Friday and Satur
Women's White Shoes, broken sizes, up to $7,' grades both: Mgh and
low heels go at
Men's Armv Shoes with welt soles and high grade uppers, all sizes,
regularly sold up to $8, now on sale at
Men's Elk Bal Work Shoes, both in brown and black; all
widths, a good $3.50 shoe at
Our Bargain basement is full of bargain shoes in all styles and kinds
for men, women and children at about one-half price, ranging from
Rubber heel day every Wednesday, all 50c rubber heels put on your
shoes by an expert workman for
3Z6 81 ate St- Nad Id U3Ca5-
n . r-
. ' - . i
All Models both with and without Starters, a great many oi
them overhauled in our own modern repair shop
On sale at very attractive prices
Terms to suit you. Call and let us demonstrate them
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