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OREGON i Tonight mid i-rlday
futr north, rain or snow sontih
portion, Milliner tonight sooth ami
east portions, moderate easterly
LOCAL : Minimum temperature
23. Mnxfmum temperature 55.
Mean 25. River .8, stationary.
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J I hfY FjATtlAnt
In Building Trust War
Vjc World Declares Investigation of
iW . m n i. n
,..i.nnK r aces ResounsisjuuY ti iuur
Sympathizers with workers unven irom
by Dig tomrac iur
vrk Nov 11. The New York Evening World to
mm, j fV,- i.M,ii;,. "h7h
Mkhes a three page amcie uuu uwu
Explosion Solved in wnicti it, gives me icsuii, ui it
IS jmroefiiration of the disaster which took nearly
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Salem, Oregon, Thursday, November 11, 1920
Price Three Ceat
Wftlng Ontl Ilia..."
0f "anarchists as
Dv Chief Flynn ot tne ue
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ft.uv n r-harered by pri-
..ji-.Tnra was really a plot
r labor svmpuimscio
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Evening World here pro-
k r ir.m isnfi nipn. nearly
'id well dISCipiinen, imve
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ta space ot emiiLt'en uiv"""
inbjected (o an amazing con-
o( greet! and injustice arm
plosion was the cuimmanon
the union, ay a union, with
lOtlll). 1L V;i HI" K l
Dtiiiiiing juo in rsew lorn.;,
'they were half starved by
oi uwew; inai unKnuwji
bu mi it win o L ir niouiv
rii or vmnHin Ixhps n trpi
tngaged on the joh by the.
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wagon became tied up and
tw get near the building;
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one. ine nnni h tiviiiiui.tr v
viiun,a luiniiiiu Ull I IK JOli.
i reported to have said he
attempt to silence him for-
Kvening World admits its In-
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iff a mail box near the scene
The need for a readjustment of
County boundaries as described
in the Oregon statutes is set forth
by the Oregon Geoghaphic board
in submitting its request for r.
budget of $260 for the operation
of the department during the fort-
coming' biennium. County boun
dary lines as shown in the Ore
gon laws are grossly incorrect, the
ooara states, many of ttie boun
daries being described
and incorrect language
for Finding Rye
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. H. For
mer Mayor James G. Woodward
is happy because burglars who
visited his home in 251 East
Hunter street in their rambiings
uliout his home discovered some
old rye liquor which had been
hid ten years as;o and which
Mr. Woodward had forgotten
When Mr. Woodward and his
family returned home late sev
eral half pint bottles of Lewis
66, Four Roses, Three Feathers
and other brands were found
on the floor in one of the rooms.
Clothing worth several hundred
dollars was taken.
Why the burglars did not
steal the liquor is the most
itmazing tiling about the robber-.
. I 1
dii in Jin'jf'n
M'rtle Stamm of Hood
P badly bruised when an
owned by H. C. Bo
I hich she wan rmino.'
With a r,n .
"""rea today that
P drivin on th
the . '
said. Chief of Police
ouPe4 thfe afternoon
PB him with driving
-;smg hih, with driving
intoxicated. anH m
Br1 from him.
gWM said he was
r state street
r,v u, nr
On Docket for
With he evident intention of
grouping various divorce pro
ceedings now pending in Marion
county circuit court departments,
the court calendar for November
lists six of these actions tor me
period, November 19 to 30. This
calendar is for department No. 2,
Judge George G. Bingham presid
ing. The suit of Hallie Prtrrish Dur
dall against O. B. Durdall, which
has been pending for several
months has been set for hearing
at 10 a. m., NovemDer 30. Both
parties to the action have filed
complaints and counter complaints
.illpffiner marital strife resulting
from rtisacreements arising from
certain property rights.
For the remaining portion of
the month, there are 12 cases to
be passed upon in department No.
2. Of this number, six are civil
actions based upon sundry caus
es, such os breach of contract or
failure of individuals to Assume
The calendar follows:
November 12: Merly L. Smith vs
Irvin Cox and others, 10:30 a. m;
November 15. Aetna Casualty and
Surety company vs Hall Soliem
First National bank of Eugene, 10
11. m; November 16, J. W. Mc
Kinney vs H. W. Smith and oth
ers, 10 a. m; November 18, C. A.
Cochran vs George Riggs. 10 a. m;
November 22. William F. Kernz
vs J. J. Kerns, 10:80 a. m.; No
vember 19 at 10 a. m. Emma Wil
son vs Arthur Wrilson and others:
November 23 at 10 a. m. Emilie A.
M. Fandrich vs Daniel Fandrich;
November 24 at 10 a. m. F.im
Tuengen vs Elsie lunger: 10:30 a.
m. November 24. Minnie Kreschke
vs O. C. Kreschke: November 29,
at 10 a. m. W. Mae Brown vs
Philo G. Brown; November 30 it
10 a. m. Hallie Parrish Durdall
vs O. B. Durdall.
Second Anniversary of
Armistice Day Mark
ed by Distributon of
..Washington, Nov. 11. The sec
ond anniversary of the signing of
the armistice was celebrated in the
navy and marine corps today by
the distribution of nearly 2000
medals and letters of commenda
tion for particularly valorous or dis
tinguished performance of duty
during the world war. The medals
and letters awarded had been for
warded to commanding officers in
all parts of the world and upon
signal by radio and telegraph today
from Secretary Daniels' office here
ine nonors were distributed with
Sims Given Medal.
The action marked the final
phase of the controversy over naval
decorations that resulted in a con
gressional investigation last winter
after Rear Admiral W. S. Sims had
refused to accept the distinguished
service medal intended for him on
the ground that Injustice had
mm sea tne manner of distributing
v..- iccognition of distin
guished war time service.
Publication today of the list of
awards as finally approved by the
secretary shows the original list to
be unchanged as far as deletions
are concerned. Rear Admiral Sims
name again appeared on theOist as
having been awarded a D.S.M The
medal, along with the navv crosses
awarded Rear Admiral Benton G
Decker and Captain Raymond Has
brouck, who took action similar to
that of Admiral Sims, had been de
posted in the bureau of navigation
for such future action regarding ac
ceptance of the medals as the offi
cers concerned might wish to take,
it was explained at the depart
partment. List Is Increased.
The list of awards as finally ap
proved showed a considerable in
crease over the list published be
fore congressional investigation
A recapitulation of the awards as
made today shows the following
new awards for the navy over
those made public last winter- Dis
tinguished service medals, three;
navy crosses, enlisted men, 150; of
ficers, 161; letters of commenda
tion, officers 63, enlisted men ss
were made as follows
Distinguished service medals, of
ficers two; navy crosses, officers
32, enlisted men 34.
Lack of Co-ordination
is Responsible for
New York, Nov. 11. Practices of
the United States shipping board
which led to the present investiga
tion by the Walsh congressional
committee have not been "corrupt"
according to Commander- A. B.
Clement executive assistant to Rear
Admiral W. S. Benson, who was the
principal witness at the commit
tee's hearing here today.
If there is ground, for criticising
the shipping board administration
Commander Clement declared, it is
upon the ground that a perfect '"co
ordination between the different
departments has not been attain
ed." Commander Clement admitted
that the shipping board had in
some cases paid exorbitant wages,
common laborers having at times
received the pay of experts. Ef
forts were made, however, he said,
to stop this.
Siilem Man Involved.
As to building contract cancella
tions and hull removals the report
now before the investigators asserts
that the shipipng board entered in
to a contract with George F. Rog
ers to remove hulls which were on
the ways in an unfinished state at
the time the contract was signed or
to secure from the builders or the
owners of the land upon which the
hulls and ways rested a release,
from further liability.
"For some reason," said the re
port, -'the United States shipping
board saw fit to make a contract
with Rogers to pay him $5000 p
hull for each hull thus handled by
him. The result has been that in
many cases the United States ship
ping board has paid aq additional
$5000 per hull to have Rogers sell
tne nul or give it away, in many
cases the cost of the hull represert
ing several thousand dolars. Rog
ers has found no difficulty in sell
ing these hulls at a very fair price,
which revenues revert to Rogers,
in addition to which he collected
from the United States shipping
board emergency fleet corporation
a $5000 fee."
PIEZ SAYS COJIMITTEE
Chicago, Nov. 11. Charles Piez,
former director general of the
emergency fleet corporation criti
cized the house committee investi
gating the fleet corporation in a
statement here today, and declared
the committee had overlooked the
"wholesome atmosphere of the
hold and deck of the structuic"
and was "being just a bilge water
"Twice within eight months,"
Mr. Piez said, "the so caled Walsh
committee has caused the publica
tion of statements reflecting on the
competency, honesty and integrity
of the members of the United
States Hhlnninar board and the emer
in me marine corps new awards gency fleet corporation.
Charge Fall Flat
"The first statement was herald
ed as indicating a billion dollar
graft among the shipbuilders r.nd
Allied Nations Celebrate Signing
Of Armistice Ending World War
Great Britain and France Make Day One o
National Significancce with King Georg
and President Millerand Participate; Am
erican Observance is Local
National Leaders Behind
Boy Scouts-Are You?
EGINNING Monday Sa
lem poople will be asked
for contributions to a
fund which will take care of
this year's and :ast year's act
ivities of the S.iljm Boy Sc juts.
Efforts will be made to reite
a budget of (MOO.
Is the movement worth
Theodore Roosevelt said it
ts. Judge Ben Lindsey, fam
ous authority on juvenjles,
says it is. A half hundred prom
inent Salem men who will
work night and day to see the
money raised, declare it is.
'If you are going to do any
thing -permanent for the aver
age man you hiive got to begin
before he is a man. The chance
of success lies in working with
the boy and not with the man"
"After 15 years of juvenile work, I gay without question, that if
you will give the Boy Scout movement the moral iind financial
support it rightfully demands, he juvenile court soon will no longer
be needed," Judge Lindsey declares.
Some of the biggest and busieest men in Salem are going to
give not only their money, but their time in this work. They say
that it Is imperative that the $7100 be raised.
It will mean but a little from each Salemite. And the movement
to go on, must hfive funds.
Is it worth while?
Police, Fire, Paving and
Street Cleaning Bureaus
Hit by Voters In Election
on v .
tfantM u: lne
tit i '-enerat Wran-
i.i- . l" me uri-
;n. v., .
9 offcTal statement
"M here hv
JAncoln Loses to
In a hard-fought but one sided
football game, the Washington
grade school of Salem this morn
ing defeated the Lincoln grade
school eleven. The score was 43
Better team work and crushing
offensive work of the Washington
youngsters told early in the session,
and the gains of the Washington
backfield were consistent.
The Port Orford Tribune, con
ducted for the past 10 years by
H. T. Stewart, has been sold to a
syndicate and will be edited here
after by Walter Sutton.
Employes of Svlvia
Pankhurst Are Thrashed
ffirl em-,-rhA im- all iMffi halted and
f Sylvia fank ' the great crowds stood respectfully
Per the'at atten,ion- It ,s claimed mm
i amidst this tribute there came from
'n Fleet ... .,, nefios n
'!lv i. " "'ii- Irigntful racket an.i sonnns oi r-
? Bfn. " Partv which Thr mdinint i-ow.l waited until
M.m J1 ,hat dur-jtwo minutes had passed, and then
'H fallen ' w 1 moh ' men a women, sain n
de Art. ,ead- as lr- have been led by women, invaded
- raj pro- : the Dreadnauzh offices. Papers
&!!. j.'.'n !h' off ice were strewn about the place, and
o. s -mi oang-ithe men stood iside while the wo-
I men invaders gave the office girls a
at lit sound trnunrinir. Thto continued
throughout : until the police arrived.
New York, Nov. U. National
Commander F. W. Galbraith', Jr..
of the American Legion,, today is
sued the following statement aprop
os of Armistice Day:
"The swift triumph of our arms
and those of our gallant allies,
which two years ago gave us the
victory, the anniversary of which
we are celebrating today, marks
the highlight of the present cen
tury in American affairs. Victories
such as Armistice Day commemor
ates are not the isuess solely ot
clashes of flesh and steel. They are
of a finer quality than that. They
are the triumph as well, of an un
'"No victory, however complete,
long can survive the spirit that
conceived it. The annauls of man
kind are replete with examples;
splendid triumphs in behalf of the
splendid causes that have gone for
naught because the spirit that
made them ceased to endure.
"This is only the second anniver
sary of Armistice Day a day des
tined, if we will, to keep company
with the immortals of the calendar
that mark great moments of his
tory that shall never die. Succeed
ing generations will acclaim Armis
tice Day. God grant they always
shall acclaim it in the spirit tli-i
made it and that this spirit, like the
day, shall be imperishable!
"With this prayer in cur hearts
let us renew each year our vows of
fealty, repledge and keep unshake
able our faith in the high Ideals,
the lofty purposes, the unselfish as
lirfitioris and exalted holy hopes
that fired the hearts of Americans
in 191S and made ours a land from
whence crusaders came, with souls
aflame, worthy of their victory.
To this end the American Lg
lon. today and forever, solemnly
pledges its all."
Posts of the Legion in all parts
of the country are celebrating Ar
mistice Day today at which the
Government Victory Medals will be
distributed to veterans.
emergency fleet corporation otii
cials of the Pacific coast.
"The indictments, when brought
showed less than $30,000 involved,
and the government's case was so
fllumey that the judge decided it
without letting it go to the jury.
"The committee is again after a
sensation, and so it publishes Un
charges which two former minor
employes of the shipping board
have laid before it. It publislits
these without giving the officials of
the shipping board and the fleet
corporation an opportunity to reply"
Unless some means of providing
the special budget item of $25,000.
voted down by the electors in tho
recent polling are devised the city
of Salem will have to take retrench
meat measures during the coming
year which will strike at practically
every branch of the city govern
ment. This is the interpretation of the
action of the voters in repudiating
the council's request for a $25,000
deficiency levy as made by mem
bers of the finance committee of
No Band Concerts.
Just what items in the bndget
will have to suffer if the $25,000 is
not secured have not been definite
ly determined, but retrenchments
so far proposed include:
Elimination of all puBllc band
concerts during the coming year.
No paving of street intersections
by the city.
Slashing of the fire department
appropriation, thereby handicap
ping the inauguration of the two
platoon system approved by the
voters as a sister measure to the
budget item which they killed.
Decreased police protection
through cutting one man from each
of the day and night forces of the
A blow at the city's health and
cleanliness through reduction of
the street cleaning department.
Another Vote Lively.
The possibility that these blows
at efficiency in the city government
may be avoided lie in proposal that
the $25,00 budget item lie sub
mitted again to the voters at a spe
cial election, and this plan is be
It is thought that the defeat of
the measure was due to a lack of
undarstanding by the voters of the
urgency of need embodied in
request for the appropriation,
that if properly explained
measure would be ratified by
Hurdle On Track;
Train Is Stopped;
Prank Is Serious
Detective Kelly, of the Southern
Pacific company, and Chief of Po
lice Welsh are at present searching
for the parties who placed a hurdle
on the S. P. railroad track near the
Washington junior high school
Monday. A train was forced to
come, to u stop while the hurdle
That the hurdle was placed on
the track by boys who believed
they were doing something runny,
is the belief of Chief Welsh. Had
the train struck the hurdle the re
sult might have been serious, he
said, and every effort will be made
to locate the guilty parties.
(By the Associated Press)
Impressive ceremonies were held in London and Paris It1
fday, the people of the French and British nations celebratiBi
f the second anniversary of the closing of the world war aw'
pavinp; tribute to the men who scrificed their lives durim
fthe titanic struggle. The body of an unknown British soldie
was buried in Westminister Abbey, King George, goveni-
mental chiefs and relatives of missing soldiers witnessinj!
the interment. In Paris, the body of a French soldier, taker i
from a nameless grave at Verdun, was laid at rest under th( .
Arc De Triomphe. President Millerand, three French
marshals Joffre, Foofc and Petain stood by the open grave.
King George unveiled in White-1
hall, London, a permanent cen
otaph dedicated to "the glorious
dead" and in Paris the hc.irt of
Gambetta, tho French statesman
who was virtual dictator during
the troublesome days succeeding
the collapse of the third empire
in 1870, was deposited in the Pan
theon. V. S. Observance Local
No ceremonies of a rational
character were held in the Unit
ed States but men who served the
country during the war onservea
the day, which in some states was
made a holiday. In others, gov
ernors issued proclamations, point
Ing out the significance of the oc
casion. The exercises consisted, for the
most part, of panades, memorial
services, and meetings at which
patriotic addressee were delivered.
General Nlvelle, one of the men
who commanded during the
French defense of Verdun in 1916
was the guest at several celebra
tions in Baltimore.
The United States naval de-
tyirtmerit observed the day by
nwardtna crosses and medals to
men who did neroic worn aurin
Stolen Part By
Part. Is Claim
Kearney. N. J., Nov. 11 The po
lice believe that they have solved
the mystery of the disappearance
some weeks ago of a complete but
unassembled truck chassis from
the Ford automobile factory here.
Four men were arersted on the
charge of taking the automobile
from the plant piece by piece for
the purpose of assembling it at the
home of one of them.
The men, who are held on a
charge of grand larceny by the po
lice cave their names as Howard
Ferdinand. Wegman Parkway,
.ft- Citv. Pasquale Denicollo,
S56 Orand street. Union
Mever. No. 4 North Fifth
Woodside. L. L. and John Bolton.
55 Kingsley street. West Orange.
Mever is a shipping clerk at the
plant. The other men are in mi- un
The police claim that they have
obtained a confesison from Ferdi
nand anr have discovered the as
sembled automobile in the cellar "f
Denlcollo's home in Union. The
tr ick was valued at $2,200 and its
loss was discovered when an inven j
tory was taken September .
In Texas Today
Brownsville, Texas, Nov. 11. In
terrupting his vacation at Point
Isabel, President-elect Harding will
make an Armistice day speech here
late today before a large gathering
of Americans and Mexicans frOm
the lower Rio Grande valley" sec
tion. Although most of the address Is
to be devoted to a commemoration
of the signing of the world war ar
mistice two years ago, Mr. Harding
is expected to take cognizance of
the presence of Mexicans in his au
dience and deliver an informal
message of assurance and good fel
lowship to the republic to the
south. An escort of cavalry will ac
company him in his movements
through the city.
FATAL PARADE VICTIMS
Centralia Wash.. Nov. 11. The
four former service men who were
killed in the Armistice day pa
rade lust year, were honored by
their comrades this morning. Vet
erans of the late war, joined by
civic jind fraternal organizations,
paraded through the streets and
ended up at the graves of the four
who were shot down. Denominat
ing the graves as the "shrine 1$
the American egion," memorial
addresses were delivered and ar
mv honors given the dead men.
TACOMA SCHOOLS PAY
RESPECTS TO WAR DEAD
Tacoma. Wash., Nov. 11. Spe
eVil exercises in all public schools
were held here today In observ
ance of Armistice day. Veterans
of the world war will have a ban-
ouct and jollification this eve
nine Public offices and banks
were closed under proclamation
of oovernor Hart declaring the
day ,x legal holiday In the state.
PARADE OF VETERANS
Portland, Or., Nov. 11. Oregon
celebrated Armistice day H
holiday, Oovernor Ben W. Olcor
having Issued a proclamation to
that effect. In Portland. where
Mayor George L. Baker also had
Issued ti proclamation calling for
suspension of business, a parade
starting at 11 o'clock, an aviation
meet this afternoon and a ball to
night constituted tne program.
Celebrations were planned at
many cities ,and towns in the state
by Large Crowd
A record crowd attended tkt
Armistice day ceremonies at th
Salem armory this morning. TR
auditorium was decorated with tt
national colors and the Elks o
chestra provided a brief music:
program prior to the appearance C
Judge R. R. Butler, who deliver
the principal address.
A special number was a vo.
solo by Miss Gertrude Aldrtel
which elicited hearty respoiu
from the audience.
Judge Butler was introduced b
offiicals of Capital Post No.
American Legion. In the course
his remarks, Judge Butler eraph
sized the quality of patriotism di
closed by the recent war and urg
all to place full value uon the In
.-ions learned through Americ:
participation in the conflict.
The ceremonies were under. U
auspices of the American Legit
and while marking the celebratii
due to the successful termination i
the war were. also in the nature
a memorial service to those w
sacrificed their lives for the can
The Leglnfuilrcs will assembl .
the armory, Thursday night for
"Get Acquaint!" dance. The u
fair is limited to members of ti
Legion and invited friends.
Is Subject at
On the eve of Armistice day,
stereoptican lecture will be Cv
at the Leslie Methodist church.
South CommercfrU street. A e
lection of appropriate slldea v.
show the week being accomplish
ed with the centenary funds, r.
ed by the Methodist Bplacot
The work is embraced I
five year (program inaugura
about two years ago. There Is
admission, and those interested
the work die cordlall yurgeo
Klamath Asks to
Utilize Creek for
Its Water Power
Application for the right to ap
propriate 70 second feet of water
from Anna creek in Klamath
county for the development of
1000 horsepower for lighting and
pumping purposes has been filed
with the stat, engineer's office
here. The project contemplates the
i instruction of a pipe line 10,000
feet long, the entire project to cost
Williamson, W. Va., Nov. 11.
The Norfolk & Western railroad
trestle over Grapevine creek at
Thacker near here and the drum
house of the Matta May Coal eom
pany at Ajax, a few miles from
Williamson, were blown up early
this morning. State police with
bloodhounds have been sent to the
scene of the explosions.
Says He Is Christ.
Mexico City, Mexico. Nov. 11. A
waisllon has been caused in Tam
pieo by the appearance of a man
wtio aserts that he is Christ. He
i , I -n detained for examination
as to his sanity. According to re
uort from Tanipico. great crowds
gaih -red about the jail to get a
yiii.-.pse of the man.
Cars Crash In
Fog; Girl Dm
Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 11. M
Rhoda Baker 17, was killed em
this morning when tan autoanob
crashed into the reur end of the r
III which she was riding. Jai
Ryan, driver' of the car contain
Miss Baker, reported to the po,
that he heard an automobile c.
ing behind his car at a terrific ra
BRIDGE TO HEROES H,, d. Ryan turned aside, 1
the other car struck his ana wi
out slowing down disappeared
the fog. Police are looking for
driver, whom Ryan reports was ,
Excerpts from Audit Bureau of Circulations
THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
For the 12 Months period ending September 30, 1920
Total City 3,120
Total Suburban 1-J
Total Net Paid 4-5
Short Term Subscribers in arrears w
Total Distribution 5-169
A complete analysis, including all essential facts pertaining to
the above circulation, is embodied in the detailed Audit Report
Issue by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. Copies may be had on
appUcation to The Capital Journal.
Snokane. Wash.. Nov. 11. Ded
Icatlon of two new concrete high
way bridges in this locality to horuj
or the memory of the nation's
dead In the world war was a fea
ture of the observance here of Ar
mistice day. One of them has
been named "Marne bridge." itnd
the other "Argonne bridge." The
former was built throughout by-ex-service
men's labor, the con
tractor and engineers also having
served in the allied forces.
Exercises In the schools, a lunch
eon for disabled ex-service men. a
parade, a football grime and danc
ing this evening were other events
In Booze Ra
Winnipeg, Man. Nov. 11. Th
provincial policemen were si
ntie possibly fatally, by an unkn
gunman who escaped at the St
yards hotel. St. Boniface, today.
The ahootint occurred when fi
officers entered the building
search of liquor.
Reorganization Of State
rw 1ft t in
1 ax do ar a assessors nv
mad.! at clare that it Is Impossible to ge
of the I square deal for the Individual pi
the tax erty owner under the commls-
of three as now consumed, sailing, um
That an effort will be
the forthcoming session
legislature to reorganize
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. . . ..i. men and is not the personnel of the
one an office man. is Indicated by , mission but the system at -.
sentiment expressed by assessors j t heir objections are directed
of the various Oregon counties who Under the present plan, it Is
are assembled here today in the an- plained, the county
nual convention of the state as -absolutely In the dark as to the
",.U association. ! nation of the utility proper
The proposed plan. It is stated, whereas the utilities have ready
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sion whieh Is composed of the gov
ernor, secretary of state and state
Back of the move, it Is explained,
is a feeling that the assessors are
placed at a serious handicap under
the present system in arriving at a
valuation of public utility proper
lies In the various counties Horn,
sensors being compelled to dp,
entirely upon the opinion of
commission for the utility ral
tlon and the commission as n
constituted, it Is declared hn
means of ascertaining the perc
tage of assessed valuation aa re
ed to actual value placed upon
vate property in the various ct
of the assesosrs fo so far as to de- i ties.