The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 28, 1921, Page 4, Image 4

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Bipartisan Coterie Backs
L Agricultural Credits and
Raises- Havoc
Nebraskan Characterizes
Kellogg Substitute As
-Illegitimate Child
. WASHINGTON. July .27. X
bi-partisan movement in "the atiu
ate today got behind the admin
istration plan, for agricultural
crtdU as. a 'substitute for the
Norris. LIU. caused a split in the
jsnofflcial agricultural "bloc" of
senator a and roused to vigoro.ii
protest Senator Norrisj Republi
can, Nebraska, in charge of the
measure bearing his name.
Charges of "political machine"
tactics against his bill were made"
byt.Senatoir Norris, whose verbal
blast Included the "administration
broadly, fhe White House, VIca
President! Coolidge, the cabinet
and other government ' officials
and senators,
KelloKJC Bill AttacfcetL
The attack which followed , an
agreement today between Repub
licans and Democrats to support
the administration plan. to have
the war finance corporation placed
In chargei of agricultural credits,
was directed at the substitute bill
of Senator Kellogg, Republican,
Minnesota. This measure was
drafted by Secretary Hoover and
Director Meyer, of the war fin
ance corporation and was intro
duced yesterday before a message
from President Harding suggest
ing such a measure, was read.
Characterising the Kellogg . bill
as "an Illegitimate child," Secre
tary Hoover and Director Meyer
s its, "wet nurses," and Senator
Kellogg as its "foster father.
Senator Norris said that the ef
fort to defeat his bill was the
topie of many. White House con
ferences. It waa "no secret," he
said, that the administration was
opposed to the Norris bill. -. ,
Collusion Suggested. TV
Suggestions of collusion be
tween Vice President Coolidge and
Senator Curtis of Kansas, Re
publican whip. In connection with
Senator Kellogg's introduction of
the substitute were made by the
senator. He said Senator Curtis,
presiding over the senate while
Mr. Coolidge was attending the
Tuesday cabinet meeting a giv
en the ; floor to Senator Kellogg
without, the latter requesting re
cognition The plans all were ar
ranged. Senator Norris said, and
coon fitter their consummation, he
continued, Mr. Coolidge entered
.the senate.- ' -'"---. ..
The Kellogg bill. Senator Nor
rls said, was drafted under "mys
terious, secret" circumstances.
. Railroad Debt Clause Cut.
The Kellogg bill, he said, was
changed, by elimination of origi
nal provisions authorising the war
finance corporation to, take over
railroad, debt funding.
"IlutUhe president forgot to
change his; message and left the
railroads In," he continued, add
ing that the bill had to be chang
ed' "to bring some senators Into
line." " ; '
Senator Norris, referring, to
Senator Kellogg as a "horny
fisted son of the soil," declared
that the Minnesota -senator was
selected to sponsor the measure
because he came from an agricul
tural slateJ Secretary Mellon op
posed the Norris bill, the senator
said, and "could not help It be
- cause he always has seen through
. the same glasses, seeing banks,
bankers, trusts and millions."
Adoption Predicted.
Support was given the Kellogg
substitute, however, . by Senator
Simmons. Democrat, North Caro
lina, Other support came from
within the agricultural "bloc" and
the agriculture committee. The
committee, of which, Senator Nor
rla is chairman, today empowered
a sub-committee to draft a new
substitute bill. The sub-commit
tee acted Immediately and, mem
bers said, agreed to recommend
a bill "substantially similar" to
the Kellogg bill, turning over the
agricultural credit matters to the
war finance corporation.- The sub
committee's report is io be mad?
tomorrow to the full agriculture
committee and predictions for
adoption were made, it is pro
poned to present it to the snat;
(Continued from page 1.)
bad these unionists In mind when
he added that in the event of an
Irish settlement being reaches!
and parliament refusing to ac
cept it, the government would
consider going to the country :or
IU approval.
Vlt'W Optimistic
Like Mr. Chamberlain in the
house of commons yesterday Lord
Birkennead took an optimistic
view of the negotiations.
There is a growing belief in
Dublin that Ie Val;ra was. wait
ing for release of the remainder
of She members of the, Dail Kii-
eana beiore taking a decisive
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New Season's Records Are
Established on Grand
Circuit Yesterday
Independence Replaces
Monmouth Street Bridge
-(Special to The Statesman)
The work of replacing the bridge
on Monmouth street has boon
started and all traffic is now be
Ing routed by the way of North
independence to Monmouth. Kv-
ery effort' is being, made to ex
pedite work on the bridge so as
to enable traffic to be resumed
by the .middle of August wbAn
arly hop picking . starts.
Material for paving First stieet.
from D to the city limits south
I j all on the ground and the pav
ii g of these streets will be started
in. earnest by the first of next
week. The street is now closed
ar,d tourists coming in from the
California line are being routed
through the city by the way of
the flouring mills, thence con
necting with, the street at tin
Verd Hill property south and
r.orth by the way of the Southern
Pacific depot.
COLUMBUS, b.. July 27. New
season's records were registered
and some ElarMing surprises in results were noted in today's
Grand Circuit racing.
Millie I-iwin in defeating Peris
cope in the first heat of the 2:05
class trotting, the Neil Houe
stake, trotted it in 2:0:l',i. the
fastest trotting mile of the year.
Jim D. favorite in the 2:11
Deshier Hotel pace, also stepped
in 2:02, the fastest mile paced
this year by a gelding. He won
the race with (something to spuri
from a field that had real speed
in it. The 2:12 class trot and the
2;w5 trotting! stake were split
lieat affaiis. Hilda Fletcher fi
nally won Ihe 2:13 event and Per
iscope the latter.
Harvest Brook won the 3-yoar-old
pacing stake, "The Favorite"
purse 12.500 from Kuth Vololii.
the only other starter. The tint'
was 2:18.
Unfinished events left over
from Tuesday saw one surprise
when Johnny Quirk won the third
heat of the 2:05 Elks' pacing
stake from Roy Gratton. who had
cinched the race yesterday.
They are mountaineers to whom
the avalanche and the precipice
and the wolf-bark are familiar.
their lite into man
They put
Tom Skeyhill,
Australian soi
dier-poet. .-pt-ks in th evenine on
i ,.;.. .,.,, v s'kevhiM came over
from Gallipoli, where he hd been
temporarily blinded during the
arly part of the American partici
pation in the World war. He wiw
allowed to speak at the great Wall
street liberty bond meeting. hat
he ald, and what they saw in hi.s
blinded eyes, and in his soUd as he
'aid It bare in the burning words
of appeal, brought 123.000. 000 in
liberty bond subscriptions in just
23 minutes. Roosevelt counted it
a privilege to be on the platform
with him. He has hob-nobbed
with the leaders of the Russian
revolution. He brings their story.
wun i s suDiiraii). u Wj, in the seventh round on
its rlnw-ini? utomanism and its'
swinish greed and criminality and
Johnny Wilson, Belt Holder,
Floored Three Times
In Seventh
CLEVELAND. July 27. In a
scheduled 12-rouud no-decision
contest here tonight between
Hryan Downey of Cleveland and
Johnny Wilson, champion middle
weight. Referee Jimmy Gardner
of Boston gave the decision to
Continued from page 1.)
eu3 quartet was named, had corat
to Salem last night and heard the
boys sing, he'd have given them
not only his name but his lyr
and his shirt and he'd have taken
to herding sheep or swine, con
vinced that at last he had met
not his match, but his master.
There is not one big,, outstand
ing voice in the lot; not one that
n iiAo ciin A A 9 a a f a ur n r jtrtil 11 11 a
After Being Condemned j tinguish from the others, in quar
tet singing. They are balanced
INDEPENDENCE. Or.. Julv 27. like the great scales In the mint.
(Special to The Statesman) where the writing on a piece of
The old, frame building on C street paper will make that sheet out-
Old Landmark Removed
occupied in the days of the "wet
period,',' when It was used as a
saloon, is being torn down, the
city council recently having con
demned the building. Since pro
hibition this building has re
mained without an occupant and
with its removal, no doubt, the
estate of the late James S. Coo
per, will erect a modern building,
weigh another like piece of pa
per minus the writing. This per
fect balance is the perfection of
quartet singing; it is the soul of
music, of harmony. One big
voice, bludgeoning or cutting the
throats of all the other singers,
might be fine of itself, but it
would ruin ensemble singing, and
the Orpheus quartet has steered
beautifully, artistically past thii
as it affords an excellent loca
tion for almost any, kind of bus- one fatal menace of music.
iness enterprise. Varied Proeram Given.
: 1 The program itself, last night.
i 1'ItATUM NEWS I was widely varied. Some clever
v- j readings were interspersed with
-'.fkatum, July 26. The Metu- me musical numDers. An ar
odlst Episcopal Sunday school of rangement of the sextet from
thig place was well represented ia Lucia di Lammermoor was a won
the Sunday school parade last derful nresentation. Hawaiian
Saturday, having 94 members and songs, humorous songs, old heart
friends of the school lined up and
about 100 attended the- picnic at
the fair grounds.
The .hope for recovery of Mr3.
Elbert ' Powell at the Deaoonsss
hocpltal which was very doubtful
a week ago, affords great satia'ac
tion to her many friends here.
Mr. and Mrs, Powell were former
ly both members of the Methodist
Episcopal Sunday school here.
Mr. and Mrs Mason and child
ren from Mill City were over-Suti-day
visitors at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. .George 'Kieen
songs were poured into the de
lighted audience. "The Preacher
and the Bear," ancient screeb by
Campbell the basso, was a riot
that almost called out the police
and the fire department. Almost
40 numbers in all were given;
some very short, but all with the
mark of distinction and artistry
Vacation Is Short.
A Chautauqua artist is a busy
person, as the itinerary of thses
singers will indicate. They have
a contract lor 4 9 consecutive
Mrs. Tena' Hauman and her weeks of the year; they can rest
three daughters, who spent sev
eral weeks here left for their
horns in Portland last Saturday
afternoon. Mrs. Bauraan toc.k
care of. her mother Mrs. H. De
Vrles during .her recent illness.
Pomeroy to Investigate
, Recent Medford Fires
II. II. Pomeroy. of the state
fire marshal's staff, went td Med
fofd yesterday where he was cal
led to Investigate a fire which re
cently destroyed a garage and
the other three weeks if they feel
that they need it, either to visit
their htfmes or to patch their
trousers or oh, anything. They
have traveled from Louisiana
northward, never sleeping twice
in the same bed; never singing
two consecutive days in the same
town. They have learned to sleep
on roras. in steamers, on car
seats, in Pullmans, or to go with
out sleep If the train schedules
so demand. Two of the singers
Glass and Campbell, first tenor
and second bass, have been to
gether for a number of years. Mr
Glass is a COniDOSer of snner and
a foul
Vuon had been knocked down
three times 'in this round and
Gardner had counted seven on the
third knockdown when he claim
ed Downey struck Wilson while
be was down and gave the de-cis-ion
to Wilson. .
A small sized riot followed the
Downey had knocked Wilson
down in the third round lor a
count of two.
J. .15. Wilberdin;r. chairman of
the Cleveland boxing commission,
announced that Ihe commission
tave the fiht to Downey on a
knockout. Wilberding said that
the official time of the first
knockdown was 13 Feconds and
that if a foul was committed it
was by Wilson's manager jumping
intoi the ring while the count was
goihg on.
utter impossibility, before nis au- j
dience in a masterly presentation.
To miss Skeyhill is to miss a treat
for the rovl for he brings, not
mere entertainment, not personal
egotism, but a spiritual picture of
a nation in chaos and seeking
spiritual light. There are othei
beautiful numbers, instructive
numbers, entertaining number.--;,
but nothing else to equal it in
spiritual insight into suffering hu
manity, and its needs and some
suggestionsas to how the ills may
be cured. The lerture comes this
evening, following the Jugo-SIav
rhiMifn Entertain!
In the morning, the Children's
Chautauqua will be running instill
blast. -Miss Mildred Hush, the
leader, is herself ono of the "chil.
dren;" she is their pal, their bud-
ie. their chum. Nearly 100 of the
uniors gathered yesterday morn-
ng to join In the good times that
us fellers including Miss isush.
have been Btaging there on the
Willamette campus. Old games.
and new games, ana games im
ported from the uttermost parts
of the earth are included in the
repertoire. There are stories
from the children of every land:
funny stories sob stories stories Jrip to Metropolis Real Ev-
childish minds and stay with them ent in Life of GeCTCe
. i i r it I -'
RU inrougn me. n, is a privilege , UA f nll
to be a child under such guidance MaSOOU 0T UaiiaS
as that given by the Junior Chau
tauqua, anad the attendance is ex
pected to grow daily.
Free Lecture Slated
The afternoon lecture i3 by M.
Taylor, director of tho Chau
tauqua, on the subject of sex psy
chology. This lecture Is to be free
Tor those who come after 3 o'clock.
The gate3 will be opened, and all
are invited to attend without cost.
This free invitation, however, does
not extend to the musical number,
the Jugo-SIav orchestra, that
opens the afternoon service at
o'clock. Mr. Taylor has a pro- j ance of the city. He made the
found message to bring to the! trip to Portland 34 years ago the
parents, present and prospective, J first of this month to take in a
of Salem. It may well be the de-1 big Fourth of July celebration
termination of heaven or hell fori being held in Portland at that
many a life, the course that is I time. The trip down consumed
followed after hearing his mes- Icractically an entire dav. over tUe
Bage. All parents are urged to at-1 Aest side division of the South-
tend. Mr. Taylor's lectures have Urn Pacific which at that time was
oeen great mis in air tne cnau- i a narrow guage track.
rauquas ne nas atienaea tnis year
A week ago last Sunday, more
than 2000 people turned out to
hear a similar lecture at Lewiston,
Ida., when the temperature was
up to almost 100 in the shade
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DALLAS, Or., July 27. (Spe
cial to The Statesman) George
(la good returned Monday from a
visit with relatives and friends
in Portland. Nothing is unusual
in the visit only that it was Mr.
Hagood's first visit to the Oregon
metropolis in 34 years all of
which. time he has lived in tnis
city and within a few hours ride
from the city.
Needless to say Mr. Hagood no-
Only the lecture is free, at j ticed many changes in thea ppear
Silent Tribute is
Paid Funeral Train
Livesley and His Ford
PORTLAND, Or., July 27.-
Mayor George L. Uaker, Adjutant
General George A. Wrhite and a
Dl, Tll., r- company oi wregon nauona.
Dctllis. iiiiu liuiicy ldl I guardsmen were at the union sta
tion here tonight to greet a train
breaing the bodies of 4 4 Oregon
and Washington soldiers who lost
their lives in France in the lai
war. There were no speeches
but the officials and troop paid
silent tribute.
several automobiles. This makes
the third fire in Medford recently other music they sang some of
that has called for an official in- nis songs last night. Mr. Canto
They'll have to put cowcatchers
on the rear of the streetcars ami
turpentine the motor and hire a
few jazz speeders to run 'em if
the new fashion of running into
the street cars from behind is to
Walter Livesley and his Ford j GiHS Leave Camp
are not a on airaia oi a street
car because it's the biggest. Last
night they overtook the 6 o'clock
State street car as it was setting
out for Its trip, at Commercial
and State, and jumped it. Wham!
Wham! They climbed in over the
hung-up passenger fender and
rattled around among the dry iron
bones like a horse in a bundle of,
bamboo poles. The Ford wasn't
big .enough to butt the big car
off the track but it certainly did
its doggondest.
At that, practically no damace
was done except moral damage.
Fires, Are Fined
photo by Underwood A Wderwood.
On her way to England to place her three sons in school, the
Princess Fatima Sultana, member of the royal family of Afghan-:
istan, stopped for a short stay in this country. The Princess's
bizarre jewels (she frequently wears a large nose pendant) and the
native headgrear of the young princes-attracted considerable atten
tion in the shops and in the lobby of their hotel in New York city.
few minutes behind the other
truck In reaching the scene.
The roof of the DeLong home
was entirely burned off and con
siderable damage was done by
McKown's Automobile is
Still Listed as Msising
DALLAS, Or., July 27 (Spe
cial to The Statesman) Sheriff
John W. Orr, who has been busy
Tor the past two days trying to
locate the Ford automobile of W.
L McKown which was stolon
from the latter's home in Fails
City Sunday, states that though
he has sent notices apd tele
graphic to pracically
every town between here and tne
California line, he has had no
word in regards to the missing
car. Mr. McKown has placed a
reward of $50 for the return of
the car and information leading
to the arrest of the thiefs who
took it.
Department of Labor Says
Unemployment Rapidly
) EUGENE, Or., July 27.
Gwendolyn Pcnnock of Portland,
and Alma Cummins of Eugene,
were each fined $25 in the local
police court this afternoon for
leaving their camp fire in the Cas
cade mountains burning. Upon
recommendation of Smith Taylor.
Cascade forest ranger, the fines
were suspended as botn are work
ing girls.
Business conditions on the Pacific
coast are more encouraging, with
renewed lumber activity relieving
the employment situation gener-
lly. according to a report mado
public by the United States de
partment of labor.
"Industries generally are at
tempting to stimulate trade by
drastic price cutting," the report
said. - "Declining construction
vesilgatlon by the. state fire mar
shal's department.
The investigation was asked by
the chief of the fire department
at Medford.
' Wiffin I thought you said yon
did not understand Russian? I
say you talking to that Russian
Poof I wasn't talking. I was
merely sneezing, and he answered.
"Misther Daniel Canavan"-delightful Irishman,
fighter, lover and regular human being? A char
acter youH never forget, in a picture that's 100
v-' - comedy .
Adapted from the famous Saturday Evening Post
4 I' Story "CanavaA" by Rupert Hughes .
Comedy News Topics
.Where The Bij
Pictures Show
Den is tne proud but anxious
father of four little singefS of
his own that he hardly sees more
than once a year. The quartet
winds up 14a season at Los An
geles late in the summer, when
they trade their Ianters for beds
end quit working 2 4 hours a day
ior just three weeks. Then thev
gc at it ajraln.
They go from here direct to
Ik., mono, wasn., and a little
later to Glcndive, Mont. They
wciw at, noseDtirg Tuesday night
IK Show Today
mere was once a side-show
spieler who established his tent in
a vacant lot and jelled himself
black in the face and golden in
me pockets, advising peonle to
come m and see the wonderful
the unspeakable, the unbelieveabl
Catalmost!". H'd give them back
meir money u mey dldn t aEree
that It was a real catalmost. Wei
it was Just that a kitten! They
saia it was worth twice the pric
to anow now clever h was.
Tne Jugo-SIav orchestra that
comes today, plays a native Balkan
instrument, tho tamburica, which
is as strange a word as the catal
mosu tne unautauqua manage
ment hasn t told exactly what
is. and to those who do not know.
It might be as big as an organ, or
as little as a jewsharp; It mav
squeal like a bagpipe, or squawk
like a saxaphone. or whine like a
m cordium. But the Jugo-SIav or
chestra comes as one of the finest
concert troupes on the stage to
day. It comes from the Balkans
where they may be trouble-makers
in nationalistic ways, and war.
breeders who delight in seeing
somebody, -slitting . somebody's
throat : 6r - picking., hi kingly poc
ket of a treasured province; but
outside of that, their dearest pas
sion is music, and they bring it
Former Salem Boy Dies
From Illness at Camp
Norman Arenz, a former Salem
boy and son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo
dore Arenr of Portland, died Wed
nesday morning as the result of
diptheria contracted at the boys
Y.M.C.A. camp at Spirit Lake.
His death is the first fatal case
among the 14 boys who became
sick at the camp.
Arenz was a prominent Port
land tennis player and a student
in the Jefferson high school. He
won the boys' championship of
Portland two years ago and last
month competed in the annual
Interscholastic tournament of the
Portland schools.
All of the other 14 patients
have recovered, according to the
report of the city health board of
Two theories as to the cause of
the epidemic In the camp have
been advanced by the camp offic
lals. It is possible that some boy
came to the camp from a home
under quarantine for diptheria or
it was thourht possible the truck
driver who brought the supplies
to camp might have been the
The orchestra gives two partial
programs, afternoon and evening;
two delightful presentations of the
rtM r..c. ff rf ftnyotn -
Committee Will Meet
For Luncheon at Club
Luncheons are to be' served at
the Commercial club today and
Friday noons for the working
committees on the Commercial
club maintenance fund. The com
ro it tees are to work each day this
week, and they are to make their
reports each day, as well as lay
plans for the day to come. AI!
.committee members are urged to
attend, though these are not gen
eral Monday noon ' lunch invita
tions, but only i for the special
Loss Estimated at $2500
Mrs. McMechan, Who
Is III, Removed
sections, though held back by ex
cessive costs. ' Demand for farm
help "is below normal. Retail
business is very fair. A senti
ment of hopefuhiess prevails. .
"Idaho Irip roved conditions
a mining, a;i'icii:tnra, highway
work and. sw-socal activities have
reduced unemployment. Building
is con? ervative.
"Nevada The employment sitf
uation is improved." A fair am
ount of building, is planned. Im
provement in the railroad sftua
tion is looked for within the next
few weeks.
"Arizona Puildlng and high
way construction are picking up,
while agriculture is expected to
absorb a labor surplus. On the
other hand mining and allied in
dustries show no improvement.
"Montana - Part-time raining
has afforded some relief, thougn
no marked improvement in this
line is expected for three months.
tiuilding is picking up. There is
some activity in lumber and pub
lic works. The supply ot farm
labor is ample. Railroads show
little change." ' '
Little Hopcj That Measure
Will Pasi Before Mid
August Recess
Thrc Cent Postage Rate is
Proposed in Shifting
Burden ol Tax
that the tax
put throughj
. - ".
FOLKESTONE. Eng., July 26.
-Every woman knows that men,
though Interesting creatures, are
tiresome, hard to control and are
prone to seek thoir own way in
spite of warnings," according to
Mrs. II. A. L. Fisher, wife -of the
president of the British National
Board of Education. .She told an
audience, at the Royal Sanitary
Institute Congress that most men
became ill entirely through faults
of their own aiid "sowed seed of
trouble for themselves 4y eating
too murh. eating the wrong
thintts. drinkine too much, beinir
lazq. keeping late hours or living
in hermetically sealed rooms.-'
Hopes of administration loaders
revision bill can b
the house in time
for a racess of congress bv mid-
August apparently found little re
flection today in the house ways'
cud means! committee, which
plugged away at public hearings
on the measure with two days
more allotted to witnesses.
Chairmanj Fordney estimated
that two wewks would be required
for the drafting of the bill after
treasury and internal revenue
bureau experts have presented
their final recommendations at
executive sessions . planned for
two days qf next week. Under
this prograta. the measure would
reacjh fh house about! August
15. . . -:
Yeft Suggest Ions.
Few new suggestions on tax
revision hive been offered by
witnesses, leaving the administra
tion plan as a principal recom
mendation (before the committee.
This contemplates:
Repeal bf the . excess profits
tax and making good the loss ot
revenue by' a modified tax on cor
porate projfits, or. a flat addition
al income jtax on corporations and
the repcalfof the $2000-dollar ex.
emption applicable to corporations
to yield aft aggregate revenue of
from four paundrea million dollars
to five hundred million dollars
annually, j
Readjustment or the Income tax
rates to maximum combined
normal and sur-taz of 40 per cent
and the Imposition of sufficient
new or additional taxes of wide
application to bring the reven
ues up tO$4,000,000.000 a year.'
No! Tax on "Soilasf
Repeal of the "minor nuisance"
taxes, such as the tax on sodawa
ter. The! suggestion put forward
that first,' class post a go rates be
increased; to three cents got into
the comimittee , hearing today
without indication, however, that
Jt had as yet been given serious
consideration ty ins members.
Postmaster General Hayes esti
mated that the three cent postage
would yield between $75,000,000
and $801000.000 million dollars
annually; and. he paid today that
department btudies were being in-
et'tuted Ion which a report, and
recommendations would be given
the committee. ' ,
Most testimony today had to ctt
with a shitting of the tax JTUrden,
although organized labor through
its spokesman, joined with tha.
farmers.' organizations in nrgtn
retention ot the excess profits tax
Fire from an unknown cause
partially destroyed the home o
Walter DeLonz at 199G South
Commercial street yesterday mor
nine about 9 o'clock. It has been
estimated that the loss will a
erezate about 12500. The loss I
partly covered Jjy Insurance.
Mrs. Earl v. McAiecnan.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs DeLong
who has been seriously ill at the
PeLonE home, was carried from
the burning building by the fire
men and taken to tho home of
neighbor. Though the ordeal
must have been a trying one in
her weakened condition. Mrs.
McMechan remained calm, and
while being cared for directed the
firemen as to how best to reacli
the flames from the inside of the
house. The firemen were aston
ished at her self-control and ex
pressed appreciation for her as
sistance. Just how the fire started is a
mystery, as it was said that there
had been no fire in the - house
during the morning. The first
the occupants knew that . the
dwelling was on fire was through
a neighbor, who ran to the door
railing that the roof of the house
was burning. The fire depart
ment was prompt to respond to
the .call, though one of the engine
pumps was being tested out at the
time ot the alarm, and was not
In the station when the call was
en TPd. However, it was bnt a ri tes.
costs have accelerated heme buiid-
nsr in the laree coast cities. In
n rural districts and in the can
nine industries aemana ior iauor
is tending to increase.
nother optimistic feelin? pro-
vails, the report added, in the
mountain district, comprising the
states of Montana, Idaho. Colo
rado, New Mexico, I'tah, Arizona,
Wyoming and Nevada. In those
states public works are providing
considerable employment while
prospects for re-employment la
mining and railroading are some
what brighter. Buildins is re
stricted principally to business
structures, though someesidence
construction is reported.
, Parts of Ihe report, covering
several of the states, follow;
'California Considerable un
employment is still evident, ow
ing to some migration from cities
the farm labor supply is abnor
mal. Home building is brisk, al
thougs some construction is de
layed pending labor adjustment?.
Retail business is good. Confi
dence In gradual improvement is
generally expressed.
trrgon IrosrwH-t Hotter.
"Oregon While, unemploy
ment is in excess of normal, there
are some sipns of improvement.
Activity in lumber is more pro
nounced. A majority of plants.
Idle forseveral months, have re
sumed", in full or part time. Fish
ing is dull and reports Indicate
canneries will remain closed all
season. PJxtensive buildrng oper
ations are deferred pending lower
ins of costs. Indications point to
an abundant supply of farm labor,
with decreased demands. Retail
business Is satisfactory and indu"-
tries generally are maintain!
conservative progress. The gen
eral forecast is for improved con
ditions. ; .
"Washington . There is no
marked betterment of the indus
trial situation. .Lumber is oper
ating on a restricted basis, with
reduced crews; some plants are
still closed, i General belief is tha
this industry would bo greatly re-
I hred by adjustment -of freight
R'iild!nr is active in porno
MEXICO CITY, July 26. Day
light saving time is to be cori
tinued until the first of next year,
according to a recent decision of
the .city -.council. It was stated
that the extra hour of, daylight
has effected a great saving in
electric, power.
TOKIO, July 20. a Japan is
planning to electrify her railroads
Electric engines will be used on
the mam lines "for passenger
trains. , -
He There i3 nothing like ex.
perience, after all. She is our
greatest teacher. -
She And there 13 jio holding
back her salary, either.
Blackberries and. Black
Sears Both Numerous
DALLAS,'.' Or., July 27 (Spe
cial td 1 The Statesman) Wild
blackberries are more plentiful In
the logged off area of. the. .tim
bered section of Polk county thii
year than for many years past
and evjery day large numbers of
people jirom this city journey to
the Sil(tz basin In quest of the de
licious j berry. On account of the
large nunhbers of the berries black
bears afe also numerous and1
naraiy ,a a ay passed tnat someon-j
Is not friphtcned away from some '
stop by the sudden appearance ot
a oear, so iar none or tne berry
pickers has had any luck In bag
ging one.
LONDON, July 26. Great Bri
tain's external debt now amounts
to $1,167,563,000, a decrease for
the tear ending March 31 of
$117jl51,000, an official return
Thje chief creditors are: - the
United States. 972,704,000 and
Canada. 54.339.000.
S3 - A t . y
14153 Mary Rutter Tcwle la the
. Cret woman lawyer east ot the
willssisaippi Hirer t& b .ppolat
,ed aa y Assistant United t States
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