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Fourteenth Yenr No. 31)00
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1920
Price, Five Centt
WIJlLKIJhC. 4r iiV ti If:. ;A PI I. I i. I Is M N l 1 M H
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T HIT IF
Tin' tint step In creating u lent
city bom to relievo tlie housing bIIii-
lltloll WIIH t It 1(011 IllHt night when till
city coiim II grunted permission to
DoiiiiIkh KltzwHIIimiH to erect 10 tout
limiHOH, with wooden walls anil floors.
In Second Hut Springs nililltlmi, near
tlio bull park, on six IiiIh, from fi to
1 1 IiioIiihIvii, In block n.
Permission mih granted nil the
exprenH conditions that tliN owner
connect with the sower, providing
separate sower conveniences for each
tent. The rimt of each tunt hoiiso Ib
CIMMIIKIC OK eOMMIIJtCK TO'!
.THE NEW SCHOOL SITE
IIOM IMPORTANT MKiriVid
Tonight at 8 o'clock at tlio
council chamber til the cltv hnll
tlio Klamath Couuly Cliruubor
of Commerce will liold ti tnowt
Ing to firlycl directors niul corn-
plot" organization, liicii was J
partly perfected nl tlio meeting
of two wool.H ago. "
Vho nicctlfig'atiialght, If It, f
goes through uVsclifcdfilod, will
virtuallr launch tlia chamber
Into rult,tlileuil mtlon. All
persons who liavu taken inntn
ImrrtlilpH In tlm organization, or
liitciml to iliho, nro Urged by
tlio officers to iio present in
order that nny action tnkun
imiy bo representative of. tlio
innjorlty wIhIi if thri member-
CHtlmated at DO. Tlio council iIIh ' "PI J I ri"Tl 1 1 1 1 V" "
cubhimI tlm applliatloii lit consider! I - - I V ft I Lll
nhlo length anil wore finally moved I fi III! S I S l 1 1 I I I I
to grant tlio ponulHHlon by tlm oh- ""'" ' 'HI..IL.L.U
vloim neod for hoimlng facilities
Itarn Is Nullum o
On roccmiirandutluu of the health
hoard who woro appointed at the
last nieetlni: to Investigate, tlio burn
at tlio corner of K1ghth and Oak
streets was declared a iiiiIkiiiico and
tlio owner will ho ordered to ahato It.
Thin Ib only one- of n score of haniB
and corrnla In the city that are ln
Hanltary mid brooding places of dl
oiiBO, declared Dr. A. A. Squlu! city
hoalth tf fleer, and a start Hliould be
Hindu to clean tliem nil tip. The
council dlHMiuKOil wnyH and means
for tho crusade. City Attorney C.ir
iiahaii said the quickest way wan to
put a regulatory measure on tho bal
lot at a convenient ('lection ami
swoop them all out. Tlio unanlmoiiB
opinion of the counsel wau that tho
barns and corrals wero a nionaco to
hoalth and disgusting In every way
ami tboy should bo gotten rid of If
possible. Attention was called to an
oxlRtliiK onllnanct) roijulrlni; that all
Htnblo rofiiHii bo kept In blim, nu or
dinance that Ih Kouorally violated,
nml It wan recoiiiiuemled that it bo
No Sewer Connections
Attontlon waH called to tlio unaow
orod condition of n number of dwell
ing on tho north Hldo of Klamath
nvontio, hotween FlrHt anil Third
Hlroots, and on motion of C'ouuciliuau
Upp tho mayor was liiHtructed to aa
certaln who tho ownors nro and in
atruct them to comply with charter
provlHlonn compollluK connection
with a sower whore fouaihlo. Unlosa
)thoy comply tho council will lnulst
that thoy cease to root tho ptacoa for
Couiicllmiin Colvln Raid ho was
Informed that thoro wero many
liotiHca In Rowercd tllstrlcta that had
no Howor councctloiia ami wan In
M.i " . t . . . . ...
i ion iieruid wna Kiau to kpo tlio keen Intercut lnimlfented by tho people
of the 1lntrlct last Hunilay when it bpciiici! that nearly overyono In tho!
city look advnntaKO of tho Htiggr-Htlon that tho two Bites to bo voted upon
Bboiild bo liiHpocteil. Klaowhero will bo found noino of the loiters recolvedj
toiitliliif,' upon thin matter. Many of them that remain unpublished car-j
rlniljio ntimo, bolus ttlKnoil only by InltliilH or a nom do blumo. Tho Herald
never paya any attenljon to unsigned lettcrw never oven reads thorn. '
The flrt llilnt; wo do It to look for a signature, and If there Is nono, tho
Ibtler boom Into tho wasto basket. In tho letters published, four main1
questions aro raised: What policy for future expansion has the school '
board laid out, tho dangerous situation of Bito No. 2 and tho expense of!, cellence of tho (abrlc, but to
prupaniig huo iNO. z lor wio niillillng and trw exact cost of each alto. I tho rhlnestono buckles with
TELLS EED IF
NEWAIIK, N. J., April 20.
Overalls at $43.50 a pair Is tho
latest quotation In tho nation's '
war on high-priced clothing.
Tho advertisement of a local
merchant today quotes tho cos- 4
tumo of tho laborer at that
high price, duo not to tho ex'
Follow lug each letter", wo have tried to answer tho questions as briefly !. which they havo been adorn
IIIIt.MINC.HAM. Ala . April 20 -A
number of person havo been
killed and great property damage
tlono by a loniado which invent i
across port Inns of MIshIxhIppI ami
Alabnnm tndav. Tho torn ido Mil'-1
nil In ICasloni MIbsIsbIppI and quick
ly pnaned through that state Into
SoutliPrn Tennessee. The kuouni
doad hero aro thirteen, with five
reported killed at Columbus. Missis-j
slppl, several at Aberdeen. Miss . I
olght nt niad Olon, Miss., according
to messages received hero, bring
ing tho total of known dead to 2C.
There Is ono thing that tho peoplo of tho district aro asked to do
authorize the purchnso of a uito. Thoro Is no way out of tho situation
inai ih Cfliwroniing tno district it inuat havo moro schools. This one Is
only, thu beginning. Almost Immediately another slto will havo to bo
chodcn, hjit HiIh cue Is Imporatlvo, for a now school must bo ready when
tho next term opens In the fall. The availability of the two sites offered
In a mnttor of Individual Judgment, the only objections to either being
ralsod In tho letters elsewhere In this Issue, Answer to tho letter from
rJiidgu Leavltt injiot found underneath, becauso Mr. Hogue's statement did
not'fru-h tho office In tlmo to bo printed on the same page.
The election will bo held at tho Central school building tomorrow after
noon from 2 to T.
livery legal Voter In school district No
not, Is entitled to vole.
! C'nst yeur 1 allot as elirly as you can, so as to nvcld tho congestion that
1 may urlro If you wait until lato In tho afternoon or evening. Show by your
I attendance that you havo an interest In tho welfare of your city, tho
I development of yrur school system, the education of tho children and the
i furnishing of schools that must ho provided If Klamath Falls is to
maintain her pi sltion as tho second city of the state.
1, whqthcr owning property or
TrPT rv n P I HI I
HATTinSimUUCl, Miss., April
20. Four persons nro roportod kill
ed In a tornado which swept Day
.Springs, tho county seat of Jasper
county, today. According to ad
vices, tho shorlff of Jasper county
was among thoso kilted.
Neiil Two Inspectors
Warren llros. aro getting ready
to resume paving lioro, It was said,
and tho necessity of finding two
paving Inspectors was Introduced.
Ono man would limped tho grading
land rock surface, tho other tho blthu-
lloBldcuts of Klamath avonue, be
tween Ninth and Kloventh, when,
paving Is contomplutcd, offered to
lay a nowor boforo the paving le done
If the city would furnish pipe. No
nctlou was taken.
I'rnleut was mado against grading
an approach to tho alloy hotween
Jefferson and Lincoln on Third until
tho sldowalk on Third street had
heun brought to grade. On petition
of John McCall tho work was ordoivd
done at the last mooting. Gohcgau
favor of wnltlnir until the common-
Ity betterment survey was completed i voU'',1 tho ,rolU8t- """'K ll0 ,0,r-
n,l l.u ,1,,.,, v.,.ll,.l,ln M,n r,.nn,l KOHIOU BOVOrill OUIOrS. J10 Raill UlBl
against all of them. Othors thought i
thoy could mako n start on Klamath
nvonuo nnd take up tho others when
the data was available and tho final
voto was unnnlmous for that method
of doallng with tho mnttor.
MEtA StOP TAUttVJ OAOUt
'COlVECnNO QUB9CRIPTIOM WOMEN 1
OtftT A SOOM A.TWtS fttKOT
CMUINO AVNAN PAVERS mK VME
PAPiok aatM iid
. . . .. v.,.
' TVAKTU. BC AAOUT
tW NtkW KVXep.
a sot of two or threo stops on each
sldo of tho approach would bo neces
sary nnd that thoro woro too ninny
stairways on tho street nt prosont.
l'est IIoilso Insured
Tho city post hotiso was ordered
Insured for $1,000, tho premium to
bo paid by tho city. Tho mayor was
also uuthorlzod to pay ono-thlrd of
tho premium on $900 covorlug tho
contents, tho county and lied Cross
to pay tho rest.
Tho construction by rosidents of
Second stroot of n block of sowor be
tween Washington nnd Jefferson was
authorized, on condition that tho
proporty ownors pay all costs, with
tho understanding that tho city
should roimburso thorn ono-hnlf if
at a futuro tlmo thoro Is monoy in
tho sowor fund to do so.
Tho following permits woro grant
ed: S, W. Martin, throo four-room
houses, lots 13 and 14, block 53, Hot
Springs addition, onch to cost 12,000;
Standard OH company, romodollng
tho sorvico station at Sixth and
Klamath, Including installation of
concroto curbing, gravol drlvoway
with comont approaches, oloctrollers,
air and water stands, tank, rolaylng
of piping, relaying floor and gonoral
overhauling; L. M. Harmon, moving t.. . . ,,,.. .. .. ,.
chin from MIM.la .1,m.J. , ,. P't rOVOCHblO ftt Will Should the City
oaBt and of TJpham stroot, Fairview
Tlio central labor council, nctlng
us a committee on tho whole and
with repreauntatlves from Its 11 af
filiated unions present, completed Its
program for tomorrow night's mass
meeting at the Houston opera houso
at last night's mooting of tho council.
The meeting will bo called to order
at S o'clock, with C. F. Parker, presi
dent of tho council, presiding. A
short address outlining tho purposes
of tho American Federation of Labor
and stating tho position of tho cen
tral labor council will bo mado by
W. F. Kay, secretary of tho council.
Knch affiliated union will bo nl
lotod flvo minutes for an address by
a spokesman. The main nddress of
the cvc'nB will bo delivered by the
Kov. F. C. Trimble, pastor of the
Christian church. Half an hour will
bo allowed for discussion by thoso
who wIjIi to ask questions.
Imitations havo been Issued to tho
Duslnesj Men's association, tho Lum
bornien'a association, tho Amorlcan
Legion, and other organizations to
attend, and tho public and press have
also been Invited. Tho meeting Is
open to ovoryono who cares to bo
A committee of two waited upon
tho mayor nnd city council last night
and expended nn invitation. The
council took no official action, they
roportod, but tho mnyor nnd sovoral
councllmon signified Individually
that thoy would attend. Candidates
for county nnd stato offices havo also
boon asked to attend and If thoy dc
slro to address tho mooting thoy will
bo glvon tho opportunity.
Tho commltteo on arrangements,
presenting Its recommendations to
tho council, closed Its roport with
"Wo rocommond that tho koynoto
of our mooting bo 'dignity, courtesy,
and honesty.' All questions askod
should be honestly answered; tho
proceedings should bo conducted
with dignity; and courteous consider
ation oxtonded to all prosont, ovon
those opposed to our movoment. Wo
roallzo fully, and wish so to roport,
that a good deal of tho animosity
shown towards our union movemont
is basod upon mlsundorstandlug, and
that nothing will do moro good than
a public presentation of our caso,
and wo further suggest that ovory
effort bo mado to bring to our moot
ing not only unionists and their
frlonds, bat also thoso who, through
misroprosontatlon of the aims of or
ganized labor have formed an orrono
ous idea of us."
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The meeting of the teachers and
1 school officers of Klamath county at
the High School Saturday marks tho
' first active step In tho Interest of tho
two mill elementary tax bill. Owlne
to the condition of the roads It was
impossible for many In tho outlying
districts to attend the meeting.
, There was a spirit of earnestness dis
tinctly notlcable and the discussion
following the address of Superintend
ent G. W. Ager of Jackson county,
wa spirited and constructive.
( Teachers aro realizing that it is as
Hearing before tho stato public much their work to interest them
servlco commission of complaints selves and their community in legis
againBt the service given by tho Cal- latIvo matters for the common good
ifornia-Oregon "Ppwcr company as tne teaching of spelling and arith
startcd this morning in tho Judge's metic.
chambers in the courthouse. Com-1 A synopsis of tho argument so
missioners H. H. Corey of Baker and abl' handled by Superintendent
Fred A. Williams of Grants Pass arc Aeer ,s as follews:
conducting tho hearing. lne 111 l0 " submitted to tno
Tho room was crowded with wit- i voters on 21 Provides for a two
nosses against tho power company ' mln tar x,Pn aU ot the taablo prop
and representatives of tho corpora- ' erty ot-the stato- tuo money received
iinn ; therefrom to be returned to tho coun-
City Attorney Carnahan conducted tIea In tho exact counts they pay
tho examination of witnesses for tho ,i,l U,B lunu- " also Provmes lor
'nnhiie. Tho cnmnininta nPninHf h tho distribution of the money within
Trial of tho caso of J. M. bougan
against Klamath county, tho Klam
ath county court and othors, to col
lect an alleged unpaid balance of
$90,000 on a contract for building
tho Main street courthouse, started
this morning boforo Judgo J. W.
Hamilton ot Roseburg. Tho court is
sitting at the city hall.
It Is expected that tho hearing will
not be long drawn out, although as
an equity proceeding In which great
latitudo Is allowed in ho admission
of testimony, it may draw in unlook
ed for elements ns3t progresses and
stretch over tho entire week.
In opening tho caso attorneys for
plaintiff indicated that their course
of action would bo to conflno tho
servlco aro chiefly from Mills addi
tion and from tho higher parts of
tho city. Tho hearing was Instituted
I by the commission of Its own mo
tion, following receipt of complaints
tho counties upon tho teacher basis,
a, plan which has been adopted in
nearly every state of tho union.
How It AV111 Work In Klamath
from various patrons of tho corpora-i u A two, miU tax uPn .623.69a.
tnfl irtol nnnAAPAfl n1iin$fA f tl
Hon and has been pending for eight ,, """ :.
months or more. I coiyu flng to tho. 1919 rolls.
Yesterday tho commission took ' m br'"B 3 5.2 4 , into the fund.
. ., ,, . , -. Since Klamath county has 84
testimony regarding highway cross- , . . ..
i i, o,i,. t,--m- i elementary teachers, who, according
ings on tho Southern Pacific and .... ... .T
o.-i, ..ii- fl.ii , ( to the terms of the measure should
uiiuuuiu aaitiuuuo, uiiuiua uu
which will be reached
tbe taken as the basis of apportion-
ment, we can divide the total fund
The -hearing rt'he- .vausers'l35'243! T 8,naet tho aoppc-. J
mplaints will probably be finished ."onme"t P elementary .tear of
complaints will probably
tcday. The commissioners stated
this morning that thoy could only
spare a day for tho local hearing.
Among witnesses examined wero
Dr. Soulc, city health officer; Don J
Zumwalt, city enginoer; E. It
Kennies, Leslio Rogers, C. C. Colvln
testimony to tho salient points nndL G Van neUen aml man. 0ther3
Issuo nnd that they intended to nar- from Hot SprinBS and M1Us addItions
now tho field ot Investigation as aml tho holghts.nprth.of Main street.
mucn ns possioio anu sun presem. . Varicus tales woro told of ina?
tholr caso In its entirety, bucn mat
tors as tho recall ot tho formor coun
ty' court, an outgrowth of tho court
houso controversy, plaintiff's coun
sol assured tho court would not fig-
uro in tlio Hearing nowovor, a -jtho firm ot Fcreusoni Vletcher and .... relievcd ,- t c"rle3 Soma
though It covers pages of tho plead- MIHlm wns aso amonK tho cornora. f. . rellMed ,f " carrIes- Somo
m, n.bnr nn,i, nf tlm PnSn iimtl f " " .. " S tb V0' i dlstrlcta aro now levying excessive
...-. o , uon counsel.
aro not strictly rolovant will not bo
taken up by tho plaintiff, counsel
supply, defective pipes, un
R. C. Groesbock, local attorney,
conducted tho examination for the
power company. Fred Fletcher, ot in flnnMni rruu ,,
I 30 pupils or fraction 'thereof accord
ing to the bill. This teacher basis Is
$419.G1. Each district therefore em-
'ploying one teacher with an attend
ance of less that 30 pupils 'will re
!ceIvo $419.01. A district employing
i two teachers with an attendance ot
31 or moro pupils will be entitled to
receive 2 times $419.61 or $S39.22.
Klamath Falls with her 29 ele
mentary teachers will receive 29
5419 CI or $12,1CS.G9, and so
'Qr"i5y$listrict of the county.
(l) .Many or the schools are Wil
addition, and making additions, cost
$4D0; California-Oregon Power com
pany, building pumphouuo and in
stalling pump on Esplanade near tbe
Intersection ot the Alameda for the
purposo of giving a better water serv
ice to tbe Hot Spring addition, per-
nood the clto for'stroet or other pur
poses; O. W. Cox, conduct rooms nt
531 Main street, over the Lawrence
CHICAGO, Apr. 20. Tho striko
fovor nmong railroad employees suf
fored a setback when 30,000 railway
clorks, and 8,000 freight handlers in
tho Chicago district announcod today
tlvolr decision to permit a hearing of
their wage domands by tho railroad
labor board at Washington. Tho dis
trict council of tho brotherhood ot
railway clorks, which includes tho
freight handlers, voted last night to
Join tho unauthorized walkout.
DETROIT, Apr. 20. A walkout
on April 28 on tho part of 100,000
mombors of tho brotherhood of main
tenance ot way employes and railway
shop laborors ot tho Chicago district
will not rocelvo tho sanction of the
brotherhood, E. O. Gablo, president
ot the organization said hero today.
Toys as a .whole have yielded larg
er profits than any other, cloacof in-
WASHINGTON, Apr. 20. Formal
written demands' that the railroad
labor board give assurances of an
award ot a living waso to railroad
men, that omployoos now on strike
be returned to work without loss of
seniority or prejudlco were filed with
taxes unon themselves, or ? had a
Commissioner Williams explained tax ot 17i5 mlll3p anothor 16.9 and
to City Attorney Carnahan this morn- others of a like rate.
Ing that it was through no fault of (2) It will equalize the burden
tho commission that the notico of of educatInB tho children. Ono dl3
hearlng was not received by tho city's trict with but one school has nn as
counsol until four days before thelseascd valuation ot $940,010, while
hearing dato. Tho notico was mailed another has a valuation ot $25,295
In ample tlmo, he said, and any do-,nd will ltkolv bo comnelled to lew a
lay that occurred was net the fault
of tho commission.
CALLAGHAN TO HOLD
M. A. Callaghan, sent to this city
about two weeks ago as relief ngent
for tho Southern Pacific company,
was notified yesterday that bis ap
pointment was to bo a permanent
one and that henceforth he will be ' which is for the common good of all.
34 mill tax another year it tho meas
uro does not carry. Tho formor dis
trict can levy ono mill and get moro
monoy therefrom than can tho latter
on a 34 mill tar. This is unfair. The
two mill tax will aid in correcting;
(3) Property of the county valu
ed at $3,587,169 which now has no
special tax upon it tor school pur
poses, will be required to help in that
agent at his point. Tho decision ot
tho company is based upon the
splendid record made by Mr, Calla
han slnco somlng hero.
His appointment came as a result
of the resignation ot Agent Clause,
A two mill tax upon this proporty
amounts to $7,174.34. The .average
rate ot special tax in Klamath county
is 6.42. It s readily seen therefore,
that this property which is largely In
lapsed districts, will still be paying
. t. . . ..
following tho controversy arising , mucu ,oaea Ior oaucauonai purposes
out ot tho freight congestion. When than w,u th0 other Pperty of the
ho arrived he pitched in and attor a
tow days ot uftremtttlng efforts he?
cleaned things up and since then
has kept thorn moving.
Another chango ho has mado that
Is producing much favorable com
ment Is tho rapidity with which ho Is
turning out the freight bills. At
times in tho past merchants had to
wait novoral days for tholr bells be
fore they could got their freight, but
under tho new rogime this difficulty
has not manlfostcM Itself.
titan district, New York. Tho board
permitted the filing of the com-
tho board today by Edward McHugh, plaints after a briot oxecntlve bob-
I representing strikers In the motropo-1 lou.
(4) It will not increase levies In
all districts as is commonly supposed.
A district now receiving sufficient
funds upon a certain lnvy will be able
to reduce Us special levy to the ex
tent of the amount it will got from,
the Elementary Educational Fund.
The wealthier districts should be
glad to play the part ot the good Sa
marltan in helping tho weaker dis
tricts to educate tholr children,
It Is preposterous to feel that the
cnuuren on one side of a certain
fenco or road should be deprived ot
a common school education because)
theirs Is a poor district, and! cannot
(CoaUae4 m Pa rtr