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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1919)
of Klamath faliJ
OF KLAMATH COUNTY
Thirteenth Year No. 3743
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1919
Price, 5 ertft
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FOflGED TO DON
m AND APRONS
.Lockout," i:iPl,, "Wlk.
out," Hy "ll,rM' '" H"""lo,,
Tht May Iiil 0"",r :',''N
of OrKn"l",l l'"uo' llwo
Service of moolB In nil local outing
homes procooilcil under dlfucultloH
today, bocauso of abaonco of cooks
Wd wnltnrB from their customary
porii. Tlio slluutlon la Btylotl n
Btrlko by rcHtnurnnt proprietors, a
ilockout by tho lnborors. However It
may bo tlio restaurant men wore
doing tliotr own cooking, Borvlng nml
dishwashing, serving mcnls for ti tlmo
and at Intervals locklnB tho doom
sbllo dishes wore washed nml tables
cleared for more Horvlco.
' Tho Bltuntlon wnB precipitated lit
midnight, when notices wero poatcd
In various kitchens, over tho stgnn
turo of nil employers, uddrcssod to
tho cooks and waltora unions, declar
ing establishment of nn eight hour
day and iiamlnK a wago scnlo.
The scnlo runs from $17. CO for
waitresses to 4T for chlof cookB.
According to Ross Nlckortfon, prop
rietor of tho Ilex Cafe, tho wago
jcalo per hour Is pro rntn tlu sumo
) wago that existed under tho fin hour
!j day. i
i, "Wo want to keop prlc. to tho
ij public down nnd nt tlio .nmo tlmo
r pay fair wages to our help," said
!Nlckcrson. Help horo gotH hotter
wages tbnn nnywhoro on tho const.
r We agree under tho now Hcalo to
pay tlmo and a hnlf for overtime
) , Under tbo ten hour ByBtom, wo paid
' a waiter- $28 for InBtnnco. Under
the now scale ho would Ret $24.50 for
i eight hours but If ho worked over
) time and got In tho tlmo ho did under
) the old Bystom ho would mnko 33
"So far thoro Ib no formal organiza
tion of restaurant proprietors but It
Is stated that thoy will tnko steps to
organize to meet tho situation.
Proprietors claim that In 24 hours
they will have sufficient help to meet
the situation and Hint they will not
abandon tho stand thoy hnvo taken
On tho other hand tho union,
iWhlch has n charter from tho In
ternational organization, clsilniH tho
t employers' action has boon hasty,
arbitrary and unjust nnd lias precipi
tated a situation that may possibly
lavolvo every unionized workor In
"It Is a lockout," dcclarod Joo
Ebanson, secretary of tho local union
this morning. "Wo hao mado no do
mands on omployera. Their nctlbn In
Posting notices last' night, without.
any Invitation for 'a conforonco or
arbitration of differences, forced us
to quit. Wo coiild not do otherwise
and' maintain our solf-rcspoct or
Htundlng with tho American Federa
tion of Labor. Wo did not Btilko.
Wo had no opportunity to strike.
Our employers posted a hotlro of
tholr Intention to maku a new scalu
offoctlvo this morning. Wo could not
accept tlit'lr terms and quit "
Wm Vt Kay, oignnl.or for tlio
Amorlcan Federation of Labor, who
helped orguulzn tlio restaurant em
ployees and also other unions that
lilivo heun formed In tho pant few
months mild: "Tho action of the r'
taurant mm has been linHty and arbi
trary and has proclpltated n delicate
situation. Tho basic principle of tho
Amorlcan Feneration of Labor is
arbitration. The cooks nnd wiiK'Ts
union have bceu'glvcii no opportunity
to proBont demands. Thoy wero
simply forced out. Whllo I do not
any that unless this dlfforonco ,1a
settled tho othor unions, members of
tho local labor council, will take an
actlvo hand, I do say that tho om
ployera hnvo brought nhout n situa
tion that all lnbor must take cognl
zanco of. It In n ticklish situation."
Charles McMillan, president of tho
cooks and waltors' local, took u sim
ilar view of tho situation. Tho local
mot this morning at 11 o'clock to
formulate domands and present Its
side of tho controvorflary.
Robert Ward, proprietor of tho
Owl Cafo said that for several weeks
tho kltehon help hnd been working
on an olglit hour basis and tho pub
lication of notices of n now scalo was
merely an extension to other cater
About 00 por cont of tho rcntau
rnnt help In Klamath Falls Is union
ized, say lenders. Tho union claim"
a momhorBhlp of fir, persons at
Till: UNION'S KTATKMENT
Tho following statement wa3 Is
sued today from tho office of Cull
nary Alllanco No. 424. of tho Cen
tral Labor Council, Klamath Falls:
"Tho following statomont Ib Is
sued In tho Intorcst of tho public:
"On Sunday, October 19, 1919, at
6 p. m., proprietors of tho various
rostmirnnts In Klamath Falls posted
notices of n chango In tho schedulo
of wnges, hours, and working condi
tions. Theso notices wore addressed
to tho Cooks' nnd Waltors' Union of
Klamath Falls, nnd tho changes em
bodied wero to tnko effect on Octobor
20, 1919. Only six hours' notlco
"Inasmuch as Culinary Alliance
424, of Klamath Falls (which com
prises 9.r por cent of nil tho rooks,
waltors and waitresses, and allied
crafts) had presented no domands
for n chango, and wero not consider
ing doing so In tho immediate fu
ture tho action of tho restaurant
proprietors camo as a comploto sur
prise to tho workers.
"No oppoitunlty was given for
discussion or consideration of tho
changoB offorcd. Upon examination
it speedily bocamo apparent that a
substantial reduction In wage3 was
Involved, In conjunction with a 30
callod 'sliding scalo, which would
work a hardship upon tho omployos
"Any impartial person will admit
that, had tho Culinary Alllanco tak
en llko nctlon upon only six hours'
notlr-o, they would hnvo (nnd Vory points In Issue bctwoon restaurant CALIFORNIA LABOR
Justly so) laid themselves open to proprietor and their employe", wa4'
coiiHiiro by tho public i issued under authority of tho pro-
"Tlio Culinary Alllanco stands. Prb'tors
ready to arbitrate all tho matters
coveicd, and will welcome public In
vestigation of tho matter. '
"At a specially railed mooting,
Culllnnry Alllanco 424, which Is nf
nilntfd with tho American Federa
tion of Labor, Oregon filuto Federa
tion of Labor and tho Klamath Falls
Control Lnbor Council, decided that
tho proposed schedulo was simply a
'lockout.' Tho facts In tho caso Will
be properly laid beforo tho alltllatcd
labor uiiIohb at their meeting' to
night. "It is vory regrettable that,. with
all tbo widespread Industrial Unrest
prevailing ovgr the country, any
small body of inon such as tho res
taurant proprietors, should daro.-by
'direct action,' to prcclpltato strife
In our community.
"Citizens of Klamath Falls, re
member this: For tho flrBt year In
mnny years thoro has been no strlfo
along Industrial lines. And all blame
for tho existing troublo lies s'juuruly
upon tho doorstep of tho restaurant
proprietors of Klamath Falls.
"THE EXECUTIVE COM
MITTEE OF CULINARY
"Hy G. W. Bostwlck, Jessio Bal
lard, G. W. Segcrman, Lynno ?Iucl
lor, It. E. Allen.
"Appreved: W. T. Kay, Organlzor
A. F. of L." ,
"In order to establish an eight
hour day for cooks, waiters, Wait
resses, yard mun, etc., and at tho
same time croato a Uniform scalo o.t
wages, which Is one of ,tho highest
sinles paid In tho United States, .vo
offered tho following scalo to go Into
offect October 0:
"Submitted to the Cooks' &
Walters' Union of Klamath
Falls, Oregon; on tbo basis of.
an eight-hour day ,to eat ono
menl on tho house tlmo and two
on their own time.
"Chef, $40 to $15 a week,
hours to bo open; second and
fry cooks, $30; night cooks,
$30 to $35; dish Washers and
yard men, $17.50 to $21; wait
ers, $21 to $24.50; head wait
ers, $25 to 30, hours open;
waitresses, $17.50. Tlmo and
one-half for overtime except on
special occasions, which will bo
"When thlsbcale was posted last
night there was no complaint. Later,
however, a meeting of the employes
was hold and, under tbo 'influence
of two or three radicals among
thorn, thoy wero induced to remain
away from work.
"Their attitude Is unfair to the
restaurant owners, other union mem
bers who patronizo restaurants and
the public. There will bo no change
In tho attitudo wo have decided
Tho following statement of the' unnn."
WAGES OF .RESTAURANT HEM'
. Following la a tablo, prepared by restaurant proprietors, showing tho
wages of restaurant help under tho oibht and ten hour schedules, computed
from various angles:
Kato For Day Per Weok
S Ten Hours
Per Hour Ovrotlmo Rate Per Day Per Weok
) Walter ,
$.3lV $.47 '
Dishwashers uud Vinil Men.
Second and Fry Cooks
' $,.54 $.81
Tho California State Federation
of Labor, In session at Uakersflcld
recently, adopted unanimously reso
lutions ombodylng the following de
mands: First Cancellation of tho "gen
tlemen's agreement." t
Second Exclusion of tho picture
Third Rigorous exclusion of Jap
anese as Immigrants.
Fourth Confirmation and legali
zation of the policy that Asiatics
shall forever bo barred from Ameri
Fifth Amendment of Section 1
of Artlclo XIV of tho federal con
stitution, providing that .no child
born in tho United States of foreign
parents shall be considered an Amer
ican citizen unless both parents are
of a. raco that Is eligible to citizenship.
Congressman W. J. Sinnott has
requested The Herald to asssit him
again In' making distribution of the
vegetable seeds allotted to his dis
trict next spring.
Tho department of agriculture has,
he writes us, allotted to each mem
ber of congress a number of pack
ages' sufficient to give a package of
seed to only one person in each
eight or ten in his district. Thl3
causes him to bo particularly de
sirous that what seeds he has avail
able 'should get into the hands of
thoso constituents who most desire
them and can use them to the best
advantage. He states that ho be
liees this can bo done bettor
through the papers In his district
than In any other way.
Announcement will bo made In
tho columns of this paper when the
seeds arrive, probably soon after the
first of tho coining year.
SCORE 19 TO 0
Ashland high school won the foot
ball game with Klamath Falls high
school at Modoc parft, Saturday aft
ernoon, by a score of 19 to 0. Tho
visiting team had tho advantage of
more thorough training, spectators
W. H. Mooro, coach for the local
squad, sajd today that whllo tho
boys have no alibi to offer, he hardly
believed that tho full strength of
tho local team was represented In
the contest, because of the percent
age of green material among the
"The return match at Ashland, I
am confident, will show a different
result," said tho coach.
The lino up Saturday was:
Klamath Falls: . Montgomery,
Ramsby, Beech, Keller, back field;
McCulIom, right end. Miller, left
end; McKendree, right tackle; Con
naught, left tackle; Thomas, right
guard; Johnston, left guard; Harlan,
center; Williams, Peyton, Wa!rren
and Case, substitutes.
Ashland: Bryant, McMillan, Jones,
Young, Provoste, Shuerman, Wal
ters, Neeley, Small, Ross, -Bc-CBon,
Felby, Keegan, Bfegef, Winne.
RICE MILL TO START
.SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 20.
The Colusa rice mill, one 'of the
eight lafgea mills In the Sacramento
Valley, will commence operation
October 20 and will have a contin
uous run of eight months. Nearly
200,000 bags of rice will be milli.d
at this place.
Work on AiltUtlonnl Four Miles of
Spragne River Line to Be Rushed
to Completion Contractors Are
Sought for. Remainder of Roadbed
v - c r
To the Roosevelt Mrrhorlal Association,
C. W. Kberlein, County Chairman,
Klamath Falls, Oregon.
J herewith subscribe the sum of.
to the, Roosevelt MesIouiai. Fund.
The above amoupt Is Inclosed herewith.
, According to the plant of the KoofH Memorial Aisoclafe
Memorial fund of $s,0jO,0OO.QO Is to be 'uti lied to erect n Nat 1. n '' Mon""' " i"
Washington.!). C.) to acquire and maintain a public park at 0 .ter imy, N. ..
and ultimately to Include Sagamore lllll. the It?"'1,1.,,1' " '. ",fti to endow
Preierved like Mount Vernon and Lincoln1, home nl feprl s IcW ""' ," $,
Rational Society to perpetuate the principle and Ideals of Ihoxlore noose en.
Each contributor to the fund will receive V'Ilflte of Dm,nCl"!'l?ol2"ry
Roosevelt Memorial Association. A certlDcate will also be presented to eery,
cebool contributing to the fund.
. The n.m. of every wntrlbutor will be placed on the lift nf name deposited
In the National Monument to be erected at Washington, 1). u
Questions bearing on tho various
matters of legislation that aro, likely
to bo taken up by tho national con
vention of tho American Legion at
Minneapolis,, November 10, 11 and
12, will bo taken up at tho meeting
of Klamath Post-No. S tomorrow
ovoning, at tho request of the sec
rotary of tho Oregon Legion, who
Is seeking"- expression of opinion
from nil posts of the stato in order
to guido tlio action of tho Orogon
dolegntos at tho national conven
tion. r v
As tho matters aro highly Impor
tant to tho dovolqpment of the Lo
gion, local members aro asked tby
Secretary Nicholson not to bvorlook
tomorrow night's! meeting.
Hero aro. n fow of tho mattors
to bo brought up at tho national
convention, some of "which tho local
post has partly considered and sev
eral It has not touchod upon! ,
Desirability 'of a bonus or addi
tional 'pay for service mon; require
ment of iinjvorsal military training
for hlllans and educational insti
tutions; question of national do
I fonso, wliothor loft to a largo stand
ing iirniy or with a woll organlzod
, national guard 'of rosorvo corps;
i proforenco of ox-sorvlco men" in set
1 tling public lauds and federal rflium
Iclal assistance for tho purposo; ro-
, strlctlon of immigration gunorally,
with especial attention to yio Asi
atic question; stricter naturalization
laws policy toward disabled sorvlco
men opening of Klamath Lake
lands to sottlomont Instead of eas
ing to corporations for long period;
translation of Legion news through
parallel paragrapho In all foreign
lanBuago papers, or abolition of all
foreign languago papers; amending
war risk insurance act to make op
tional monthly paymonts orlump
proved system of vocational train
ing for ex-servico men; Immediate
deportation of a.ll anti-American
aliens; complete investigation of all
army prison camps and punish
ment for those Tcsponsiblo where ' fled the clerk of the assault
unjust treatment is found.
Obviously all the foregoing aro
mattors of importance in general de
velopment and some havo very im
portant bearing on local matters.
In addition, questions not mention
ed, on which the local post iroeda
to inform the Minneapolis delegates,
as well as matters , of local busi
ness ,muy come up tomorrow night.
MHS. ELMiX LAXDOX
OALIiKl) 11V DKA'J'll
Mrs. Ellen Landon died r,t the
homo of her daughtor, Mrs. Harry
Kluwkkert, 434 Michigan avenuo, at
seven o clock last evening. Tho
docoascd, who was a resldont , of
Anderson, California, for thiity-slx
years,-camo to this city about threo
months ago, In tho hopo that she
might rogaln hor falling health. She
tailed to benefit, from tho change,
howoyor, and, gradually failed until
hor death last evening. Tho remains
win oo sont to Anderson in tuo morn
ing, whero tho funeral serlces and In
terment will tnko placo.
Effecting entrance by a rear win
dow, an unknown thug attacked C. E.
Piper, night man at tho White Pell
can garage at 3 o'clock this morning,
whllo he lay In bed, striking him
with an Iron pipe. Piper was render
ed partly unconhcious by tho blow,
but recovered and escaped to the
White Pelican Hotel,, where he notl-
the poilco arrived the assailant, was
gone. Tho entire rear window ws
If robbery was the motive, the
attempt failed for nothing was taken.
Piper thinks the a'ttack was inspired
by personal enmity and asserts ho
recognized tho man who struck him.
Ho says that hero were two men
Implicated as ho saw another In the
building as ho fled.
Piper says his assailant struck him
with an Iron bar and that ho had a
revolver In tho other hand. The gar
ngo employee has been with (the
White Pelican garago for about two
months, and Is a trustworthy man,
say his employers. His Injuries are
apparently not serious. His scalp
was gashed by tho blow. He was
taken to tho homo of Will Lee, and
was reported as doing nicely at noon
WORlMiX MAX HEKE
Grant Nelson of Worden was In
tpvui Saturduy In tho lntorost of tho
ijaim Bureau which Is being -established
throughout tho county. Tho
preliminary organization of his dis
trict has been successfully offectod,
and It is hoped for considerable work
to bo dono In tho matter of, rabbit
extermination next spring,
Tho' .hearing in thoi Justice court
Saturday in the casp of Roblson-
Thurlow company, against (A. V.
Vogt was continued until next woak,
on stipulation of counsel for tho in
NEW YORK, Oct. '20. Histor
ians aro very busy theso days at
512 Fifth Avenuo, tho newly-open-od
headquarters of the Second Div
ision Association, that organization
of ex-regulars formerly command
ed by Major General John, A.
Lojouno, writing up and illustrat
ing its fighting record which, It was
announced today, (is to appear In
look form nbout January 1.
Tho offices woro,oponod here for
tho additional purpose, It Is said, of
enabling tho veterans to keep In
touch with their qld "buddtos"
whoso first annual reunion will' be
held In Chicago In Novemuor, Cap
tain James Sharp, formerly of the
23rd Infantry, Is In charge. Gen
oral Lejoune is president of the or
ganization, Brigadier General Pres
ton Brown Is vlce-presldent'and MaJ
ro C, Boekman Hoppln, of" 45 Waif
St. is socrotary.
Dan Driscoll, sheep man from Bly,
was a visitor In town today.
R. V. Ess Is In town today from
his ranch on the Keno road.
Ed. Sutton, who operates a ranch
at Miller Hill, was in town on Sat
T. M. Cunningham and wife were
In town Saturday from their ranch
at Pine Grove. ""
George Shell, who has a ranch
at Plevna, is transacting business at
the county seat today.
J. H. Hobbs, merchant of Merrill,
was transacting business at the
county seat on Saturday. .
Mr. and Mrs. D. Ellis Young were
town visitors and transacting busi
ness with local merchants Saturday,
A. Switser, who Is employed on
tho Van Malkenburg ranch, is in
town on matters of business today,
Frank McCornack, who has a farm
at the lower end of Upper Klamath
Lake, is i town on business today.
Edw. B. Ashurst is spending a few
days on the Klamath reservation on
matters of business in connection
with- the partitioning of the reservation.
E. L. Elliott and children spent
the week end at their homestead
near Malin, where Mrs. Elliott has
been for some time. They returned
H. M. Edmonds, who is employed
by the California-Oregon Power com
pany at Yreka, is here for a few
days' visit with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Edmonds.
R. E. Strahorn, president of the
Oregon, California & Eastern rail
way and Mrs. Strahorn left yester
day for San Francisco. They expect
to return here in about a month.
A. ICallna of Malin, who is erect
Ing a new business block in that en
terprising town, was at' the county
seat Saturday. He reports splendid
progress in the erection of the new
building to be occupied by the new
Malin State bank,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Fylllng of Crooks
town, Minn., arrived last night to
visit tholr daughter, Mrs. A. M.
Mblby, at 331 Tenth street. Mr.
Fylllng Is a large ' property owner
and carries on extensive business in
Miss Hazel Given returned Friday
eyening front Los Angeles, where
she hns been spending the last
month. Whlo in the southern city
she had the pleasure- of seeing the
President and Mrs. Wilson. Sbe re
ports a delightful time but it glad
to be home again.
Mrs. H, J .w inters returned home
Saturday evening"" from a seven
weeks' visit; in San Francisco, While
in the city she,: had the pleasure of
viewing the fleet 'as well as eeelag
President apd Mrt; Wilson and the
King and Queen.; of Belgium, who
are touring the coinf,ry.
An announcement of railroad ex
tension that will provo highly grat
ifying, not only to tho territory that
will be tapped by tho extension, hut
to the community at large, was mado
today by R. E. Strahohn, president
of the Oregon, California & Eastern
railway, who said that contracts had
been let for grading and culvertB for
extension of the road nearly to Hiide
brand, four miles north of the pres
ent' terminus at Dairy, and that a
further contract had been let for fur-f
nishlng culvert pipe for the road
clear to Sprague River, 13 miles be
Ed. Propst, who has had several
previous contracts, will do one and
one-quarter miles of the grading
Just let. John Morgan, .another
local contractor, will build the rest
of the grade to Hildebrand.
The company has steel on band to
lay the four miles of rails, said Mr.
Strahorn and ties for part of the dis
tance, while "contracts are let for the
remainder of necessary ties. jg
"We expect the contracts to be
completed by the first of the coming .
year," said Mr. Strahorn, "although ,
the time limit set is February 1st."
The Coast Culvert & FlumeCo. of
Portland has the contract for tar
nishing pipe for culverts sufflcleat to;
carry the roaa ciear mrouga i
Sprague River and also furnish" the-
Indicating that construction of, this
portion of the road may. follow .close
ly, Mr. Strahorn said: "We are look
ing for contractors to do this grading t
and I wish the Herald would an
nounce that, fact as it may cause
some ono to make an offer on tho
The Hilderbrand extension will be
an immeasurable advantage to own
ers of bodies of timber both east and
west of the right-of-way. One mill
in the territory tho road now enters
has been hauling their product teu.
miles to the present terminus.
When the road reaches Sprague
River, Mr. Strahorn will have pom
pleted his covenant with the cltlr.en
of Klamath Falls, and will be en
titled to a terminal site and other, "(
facilities here that
"I have not expressed myself
publlcy before on this point," said
Mr. Strahorn in discussing the road
plans, ''but I have cause to feel that
the recent visit of Portland business
men Is going to produce results ben- t
eflclal to this system. I was greatly
gratified at the attitude of the Port-
land men and I believe something
will come of tholr visit and trip over
"Regardless of that, however, we
are going right ahead and we -ylll
put the road through, either with the
assistance of Portland or without if."
"We have spent thousands and
thousands of dollars for supplies with '
Portland dealers, " be said id refer- .'
ring to the culvert plpo contract Just " i
let, "and we are not through, spend- "',
ing yet. I think this may be slgnifl-
cant as showing our loyalty to Port- j5
land and reciprocation from Portland ,i
would be highly gratifying,"
From Hildebrand on to Sprague
River the road taps a rich timber J
country and its building ytil result" t"i
in the milling of many millions of
feet of pine in the Squaw -Flat ter
ritory, wnicn oniy awaus iraosporta- -tlon
facilities to start development., '
Robert B. Baylor, 2nd, lleutta-;'
of the U. S. Marine corps, arHrad ,ln
the city Saturday for a vlsltwth. ills
friends, Mr, and MrsvpJ.iiC.Kiikt,
224 High St. Llo'uteniit'.BarVir va
'H Hui, mo utoyj mBg m !
the -Fifth marines bum mefc a' brtU
lntcqrd' in FraBevj:wa '!
wounded, in battle, .-m la at
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