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JTUg OREGON STATESMAN; SAEEM-OREGON
THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14,-1024
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.Portland Concerns Failing to
Expedite Action as
...v ' . Agreed Upon
Whether the Municipal Reserve
& Bond company of Portland is
oing to show dllligence In get
ting its mandamus action against
the state corporation department
through the supreme court, s it
has agreed to do for an early de
termination of its status, in a ques
tlon at the office of Attorney Gen
eral Van Winkle.
J Upon, inquiry by W. E. Crews,
Slate corporation commissioner,
the attorney-last July gave an
opinio holding that the sale of
securities proposed by this com
pany, which were in the form of
Installment bonds, would consti
tute an investment business under
the building society plan. This
meant 'that the company would
have to put up securities with the
corporation commissioner to pro
tect the investors. SucTi a severe
, protest at the opinion, came from
the Municipal Reserve & Bond
company and five or six others
that were similarly situated, that
the. attorney general agreed to
withdraw the opinion for recon
sideration. A hearing was accord
ed the protesting companies and
testimony n-as taken in Salem and
. Portland. In October the attor
ney general wrote a second opin
ion holding the same as the first
had held, though the opinion was
more elaborate. It. is said the com
panies submitted much argument
but no citations in support of their
S As a next step the Western
' Bond & Mortgage company which
was offering similar securities, in
stituted an original proceeding in
mandamus in the supreme court
against Corporation Commissionr
Crews to compel him to issue it a
license. It is said the companies
agreed to expedite its case in the
supreme court in consideration for
being allowed, pending a supreme
' court opinion, to continue oper
ations under a former permit. But
it apparently, is making, no effort
to hurry matters and the' testimony
lias not yet been filed with the
court, ; ,. V
M There Is some speculation as to
Vhether the company hopes to
have the case drag along until the
. aext legislature meets, ' when it
could have legislation Introduced
to-amend the law in its. favor.
Eight Opinions Handed
Down By Supreme Court
f Written opinions of the state
;" supreme court' on the county, tax
supervising and conservation cases
f which were decided orally seve-'
J ral weeks ago,' were, handed down
yesterday. These simply confirm
, the oral opinions, which declared
. the supervising and conservation
; .commission act void because of de
flective title. Opinions handed
down yesterday were:
. ( First National bank of McMinn
tille, et al, plaintiff, vs. county
eo.urt of Yamhill county, Oregon,
t al, defendant.;1&rii;iriat" proceed
ing in mandamus to compel levy of
tax for payment of county road
bonds and testing legality of.coun
ty tax supervising commission.
Opinion by Justice McConrt. Writ
State of Oregon, ex rel Umatilla
county, ex rel, petitioners, vs. R.
O. Hawks, county assessor, re
spondent; original proceeding in
mandamus to compel assessor to
enter on assessment rolls $66,
976.81 for market road purposes.
Opinion by Justice MrCourt. Writ
Christena Schoren vs. Mathias
Schoren, appellant; appeal from
Wasco county; suit for divorce;
opinion by Justice McConrt, and
Judge Fred W. Wilson affirmed.
Dahl & Penne, Inc., vs. in the
matter of the liquidation of State
Bank of Portland, insolvent, ap
pellant; appeal from Multnomah
county; petition to have claim de
creed to have preference right to
priority in payment over general
creditors of bank. Opinion .by
Justice Rand. Decree of Judge
Walter II. Evans modified, and
cause remanded with directions to
superintendent of banks to correct
account of intervener's deposit by
adding thereto $1,000 and to dis
tribute upon corrected account the
intervenors portion of proceeds
realised from assets of insolvent
hank but without costs to either
Elizabeth X. Anderson, et al, vs.
George. A. Morse et al, appellant;
appeal from Jackson county; suit
to foreclose contrart for sale of
land. Opinion by Justice Coshow.
Judge F. M. Calkins affirmed.
James C. Ford, appellant, vs.
I j, P. Schall; appeal from Malheur
county; petition for rehearing de
nied in opinion by Justice Brown.
The Portland Building company
vs. in the matter of the liquida
tion of the State Bank of Portland,
insolvent: appeal from Multno
mah county; relating to funds on
deposit in State Bank of Portland.
Opinion by Justice Rand. Judge
Walter H. Evans affirmed.
Charles M. Morser vs. Southern
Pacific company, appellant; appeal
from Multnomah county; suit for
damages for personal injury.
Opinion by Justice Burnett. Judge
Robert G. Morrow reversed.
Tentative Plans Agreed
On for Summer Lake Work
The state irrigation and drain
age securities commission yester
day agreed to tentative plans for
the completion and repair of the
Summer lake dam and the distri
bution system of the district.
"Representatives of the J. R.
Mason company of San Francisco
have agreed to purchase an ad
ditional bond issue in an amount
sufficient to provide funds for the
proposed additional construction at
90 cents with the-understanding
that the v state guarantee interest
on the present outstanding issue
of $260,000," said Rhea Luper,
state engineer, in commenting on
the Summer lake situation.
"The tentative plan provides for
repairing the present dam, which
was damaged by excessive settle
ment, by widening the base of the
dam and extending the conduit
The plan outlined will provide the
district with a gravity system, for
possibly 5000 acres of land in the
Summer lake valley.
"Owing to its sheltered location
qOME PEOPLE THINK that a stove is a stove. They
appear , to think that a little cast iron and some
fancy plating all
wrapped around with
some light sheet iron,
makes a range. We
sell stoves for service
and take the looks- into
consideration as secon
dary. We will give you
jjSmore value for the
money in the Great
Western Line than, it
is possible to obtain
A niT ALWAYS
MAKE US PROVE IT
Milk Gan Special
We-have just received a shipment of the "Pacific
Coast Special"; extra heavy; milk cans. These cans are
fitted with; drop forged - welded : handles and have - an
extra heavy one piece all seamless - neck, breast and
bowl,v Prices this week as follows: i
5. gl, size, weighs 3 IBs., $3.50
; 1 0 gal. size, weighs 24 lbs., $4.75
y JVe have the lighter; Ohio Cans at a lower price.
Bard ware and Machinery,
"? ' i. 236 N.-Commer.dal St
Successor to Lott L. Pearce & Son.
the. project is particularly adapted
to the Growth of forage crons.
There are several old apple orch
ards on the project that have been
bearing for many years, but coll-
g moth and scale are unknown
and spraying is unnecessary."
Luper haa .instructed Encineer
Barley of Klamath Falls to pre
pare m detail plans, specifications
and cost estimates for early con
sideration by the commission.
Allele Garrison's New Phase of
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
Copyright 1921, by Newspaper
Feature Service, Inc.
Winners Announced in
real fikinR sh has for thp Individ- ' f I Will - CSSy C0flte$t
ual. - I
Prizes amounting to $50 in cash
for thbest essays on thrift were
distrihaied among the school peo
ple oFhe city yesterday by'-David
Kyre and C. A. Kells, following
the" report of the judges. All but
three o the schools were visited
and these will receive their prizes
todny. Presentation talks were
made by the two men to individual
winners, with the exception of the
tened j Harfieid school, where Tir. K. K.
I the i Fisher, nresfiited u nri7 ti tinviil
I Kyre, Jr., one of the winners.
j More than 1 " 00. essays were writ
ten during Thrift week, which
opened January 17, t lie anniver
sary of th ebirth of Benjamin
I escaped gladly, but I heard
even as I closet! the ioor, nfy
mother-in-law's voice in ;eager
questioning, and I knew tht not
only was she safe from domestic
interference for the nextf quarter
of an hour, but that the problem
of keeping Dicky occupied uid ig
norant of the nocturnal exHrsion
with Katie which Lillian anfe had
planned could be safely lei with
her for solution. b
So it was with much lit
spirits i hat 1 started low;
kitchen and Katie.
(To1 lie Continued
Read the ClassifieddAds,
J Franklin, the first great exponent
j of the movement. In order to
! stimulate interest In the essay
writing the Salem banks contrib
uted the money to be distributed
Judges for the essay contest
Were .Mrs. Alice Dodd. Mrs. George
Hug, Mrs. J. C. Nelson, Mrs. C. A.
Kells, Mrs. K. K. Fisher, Edith
Hazard and Charles J. Lisle.
Following are the prizes in the
Senior high school First prize,
$4, Byron Cooley; second $3, Ruth
Draper? third $2, Frances Rhodes;
fourth. $1, Pauline Knowland.
Junior High School
Ninth grade -First prize $3,
Dorothy Matters, Washington;
second, $ 2. .10, Constance Smart,
! Grant; third 2, Elizabeth Wech-
trt Washington; fourth. . $1,50;
Ruth Hatelton, McKinley.
J Eighth i grade First " priEe,
$2.50, Geneviete Martin, McKin
ley; second, $2, Edith Ttiggs. third,
$1.50, Erma Simmons, McKinley;
fourth, $1,' Victor Calaba, McKin
ley. j "
Seventh grade First prize,
$2.50, Mercedeg Miller, McKinley;
second, $2!, Marjorie Marcus, Mc
Kinley; third. $1,50, Catherine
Mulvey, Washington; fourth, ,
Uertha Carl, Grant.
Sixth grade First prize. $2.25,
Truman Kirkpatrlck. Garfield;
second, $ljoO, Dorothy Badestcher,
Lincoln; third. $1.2.., Lawrence
Brown, Lincoln; fourth, $1, David
Fifth grade First prize, $2.25.
Gladys Hilfiker. "Lincoln; $1.50
Chester.; Oppen, , Highland; ; thjr,a,
$1.25, Rnth Arnold. Highland;
fourth, $1, Dorothy Smith, Lin
coln, , ' . .:.."' . ;
Fourth grade First prize, $2,
Preston- Hale, Lincoln; second.
$J-25. ernpr Brown, Garfield;
third, $1, Sivlter Horn, Highland;
fourth 75 cents. Mary Hickman,
Don't scold a reminine writer
when 8be,gets mixed up lu a scan
dal. Perhapa )ie is getting! at
mosphere for eex stuff. ,
chilblains, frostbit juat rub
on soothing, cooling, healing
Owrr IT Milliom Jtm W Ymar r -
THE WAY LILLIAN GAINED A
RESPITE FOR MADGE.
"I told you, Margaret, long ago.
to put covers on those sofa pil
lows. 1 hope you're atiHfitd
Mother Graham turned ou me
before her daughter, Elizabeth,
was fairly out of the room. It
was no more than I expected. I
said grimly to myself, no matter
whose the fault that angered, she
would get round to me sooner or
later. Then I caught the humili
ated look in her eyes, and realized
the reason for this particular at
tack. My possessions had been
harmed. Her daughter's children
were responsible. Her pride of
family had been stung, her old-
fashioned dread of giving just
cause for criticism to an "in-law"
was torturing her, and because of
her hurt and humiliation she was
striking out blindly at the first
thing in reach.
Accordingly, I smothered the
angry retort which was on my lips
dismissed the despoiled sofa pil
lows with a casual "never mind
them," and hastened on to the one
sure topic which would divert her
"Did Junior wake up?"
She looked at me shrewdly,
keenly for a second, then gave a
short little laugh.
"She's Getting Supper."
"Well, it you don't mind, it's
none of my business," she said,
but I knew that she was relieved
at my attitude, and in another
second she was enthusiastically ex
tolling her Idolized grandchild.
"He is the best youngster!"
she said with emphasis. "Just
woke up once as I was undressing
him, murmured, 'Hello, Danzie.
Dooner turn home,' then dropped
off to "sleep again.' The blessed
lamb! I don't, know how I've
stood it without him. Not that I
don't love Elizabeth's children,"
she said with belated loyalty, "but
no one can ever take Richard Sec
ond's place with me."
She paused for a second in rapt
contemplation of Richard Sec
ond's wonderful qualities, then
straightened herself, thre wtip her
head, and held mo with an eye
that, if not glittering, came un
comfortably near to that time
"What did you do with Katie?"
she demanded with an inflectiou
indicating the suspicion that I had
either murdered the girl or had
raised her wages unnecessarily.
"She's getting supper, I be
lieve," I said casually, but I am
afraid there was unintentionally in
my voice a trace of the feminine
triumph I felt Ht being able to
send Katie back to her work after
my mother-in-law and her daugh
ter, had so signally failed in their
management of her.
"What!" MothergGraham al
most screamed the vrord, then sho
started tor the door.
"Why, I told Mrs. Ticer to go
down and get supper when she had
finished changing the beds!" she
said angrily. "There'll be an aw
ful mix-up. I do wish Mar
Without seeming to do so, Lil
lian effectually blocked her pass
ageway through the door.
"I 'have something so import
ant to consult you about," she
murmured "government busi
ness, you know. I wish you would
let Madge see to Katie, and you
give me a few minutes' time."
'Dicky would have characterized
his mother's action at this point
as "swollowing the bait, hook, line
and sinker." Her melodramatic
old soul, housed queerly enough in
her dignified conventional body,
delights above all things in any
thing savoring of mysterious gov
ernment work. And as Inquisi
tion tortures would not open "her
Hps once she has decided to keep
them closed on any subject, Lil
lian has upon several occasions
made use of her by confiding in
- She appeared to increase in
stature a good two Inches at Lil
lian's words, preening herself like
a vain old peacock.
"Of course," she said gracious
ly, "government work must come
before anything -else. - Hurry out
there, Margaret, and keep Katie
from being disrespectful to Mrs
Ticer. r Not that I there's much
choice betwoen them," she added
tartly, with the invariable dispar
We Are Doing It As Fast as It Is
Within Human Possibility of Selling the Stock
eople's Cash Store
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- AMD FOOTHOLD ON THE OLD PREMISES, AND WHAT'S MORE WE MUST
ACCORDINGLY YOU CAN READILY UNDERSTAND OUR POSITION
There's No Tiirte to Waste on Talking or Thinking, but Our. Pencils
Are Working Overtime, Cutting Prices to Save Moving Expenses
WE'LL LET THE PUBLIC MOVE THE STOCK
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PRICES.ON OUR MERCHANDISE ARE NOW ABOUT NEXT TO NOTHING
32 in. Wide
Big Lot at, Yard
Men V Shoes
As Low As
Wherever You Look, Throughout the Store, Give-Away Prices Stare You in the Face
For the Price
As Low As Pr.
Suite and 1 Of
Overcoat 01 O0
S35 $40 Men's
Suits and M C AC
As Low As Pr.
Will Sill at Pr.
NO LIMIT ON ANYTHING BUY ALL YOU WANT AND AS MUCH AS YOU WANT
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