The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, January 22, 1921, News Sect'n and Auto News, Image 1

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    14 5hs Stye lEuottai Herald
News Sect'n
and Auto News
Member of the Associated Press,
Fifteenth Yonr. No. HOIII.
Price Five Cent
Former. Director of Emergency
Fleet Corporation Denies Graft
And Inefficiency Were Rampant
Charles Piez Condemns Gillen Report and
Charges That It Has Upset Public Confi
dence and Ruined Chances to Estab
lish American Merchant Marine
1 (By Asaoclatod Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Claims
that the report of Martin J,. Ulltan to
tho committee waa wrong In all vital
questions wore mado yostorday ill a
statement submitted to tho solo'ct
commlttoo on United Statos shipping
board operations by Charles Plot,
former dlrcctor-gonoral, Unltod
States shipping board emergency
floot corporation.
Mr. l'loz claims that statements In
Mr. Olllon's roport do not square with
tho facts In a slnglo vital caso In
which ho indtitgod In criticism con
cerning tho division of construction;
tfcat Mr. Oillon'H statoment that
thoro was Intorforcnco by manage
ment nnd trustees In placing of con
tracts Is -wholly untruo; that Mr.
Qlllon Is guilty of gross nils-treat-mont
of facts regarding tho floot cor
poration's $250,000,000 mortgagos
and securities nnd that Mr. allien'
statoment of lack of an accounting
system ti wholly wrong,
Mr. Ploz's statoment further claims
that Mr. Oltlen's report regarding tho
(loot corporation's chock against au
thorization and appropriations Is
absolutely wrong; that bis stato
ment on control and Interest fund
has no foundation In fact 'and that
tho destructive effect of Mr. Olllon's
testimony has Impnrod public Inter;
est In establishment of an American
jnorchnnt marlno nnd practically des
troyed tho mnrkot for shipping "se
curities. Mr. Tier's statoment says that ship
woro built to meet tho tiocosbUIos ,of
war, not to ostnbllsh a merchant mar
lno; that tho omorgoncy floot cor
poration doltvorod 479 ships bofore
tho armistice; that tho task was to
build ships fastor than submarines
could sink them nnd that tho build
ine wa conductod in a systematic
and buslncssllko manner,
Mr. Plor contends thoy had to
build wooden ships knowing thoy
would bo scrappod when conditions
returned to normnl; thnt because of
tho demand of tho war tlopartmont
for moro ships thnt K. N. Hurloy,
Batnbrldgo Colby nnd hlniBolt ro
quoBtcd Charlos M. Schwab to Join
the organization nnd that Oenerat
Ooorgo W. Ooothals Inaugurated tho
accounting systom.
Mr. I'lez says thnt ho suggested in
Doc. 1017, that no furthor contracts
for woodon ships bo lot, but tho
board of trustoes was obllgod to keep
ont building when pronsuro for any
i.ii. iimt wmilfl float bacamo SO In
tonso in tho early spring of 1918. Tho
claim says that thoro was not a vojco
In or out of congress thnt was raised
in nrotest nKoln3t a continuation of
tho wooden shipbuilding programme.
Wooden ships roprcsont a legiti
mate war expense, according to tho
atatomont, which adds;
"They should be Junkod and tho
cost written off. This nation cannot
export to roallzo a salvago of 100
per cent on war construction. We
IS. P. Employes Are
, Taking Night Course
in R, R. Operation
J, J. J. Mlilor, who arrived herp re
cently to tako charge of tho South
5ern Pacific station, has openodw(n
night class for tho instruction of
hoso who wish to study railroad
,'trafflc, tariffs, and general railroad
office work, 16 railroad men having
already onrolled as studonts. Classes
are held every Monday night, in tho
station. This Instruction Is free to
railroad employees.
Later, It tho plans look feasible,
Mr. Mlilor will tako pupils outside
tho ranks of railroad employees, and
will charge a nominal feo for Instruc
tion. ' ' '
Tho present class Is manifesting
much Interest In tholr stuaios, ana
Mr. Miller believes the venture will
be a permanent success.
must rococnlzo thnt shins became
shopworn when hold too long."
Tho statement says thoro was somo
payroll padding, some potty dishon
esty, but no moro than thero would
ho In yards under private control.
"This Inferonco on tho port of tho
nubile. Is. In larxo moasure. tho re
sult of tho wild statements mado by
Mr. Qlllon concerning tho methods of
tho floot corporation," Mr. I'loz says,
and to tho general statemonts of
graft and corruption contained In
tho Flshor-Illchardson roport. Tho
public dooa not dlfforontlate tho dl
YUIon of construction from that of
oporalons and concludes that becauso
thoro was notty graft among miner
ships' officers In the victualling and
repairing of ships In oporatlon, that
tho entire structure of tho corpora
tion was honoycombod by a llko con
dition. "Graft In ship operations has from
tlmo Immemorial boon considered one
of tho prerequisites of potty offi
cials and la a difficult dlseaso to
eradicate. It has no placo in tho op
erations of an American floot and
should bo treated with an Iron hand.
"Dut It Is to bo regretted that the
Flshor-ntchardson charges are
couched In ship genoral terms that
they have besmirched the .whole
structure of tho shipping board and
floot corporation with tho slime of
suspicion. Many of the charges
should havo boon mado In tho police
courts, rathor than In a roport of
such Importanco."
Tho statomont says;
"Tho effect of tho tostlmony thus
far prosontcd beforo your committee
has boen to seriously Impair public
IntorcHt In tho establishment of an
American merchant marlno to prac
tically dostroy tho markot for ship
ping securities and to make tho a!
roady difficult task of tho Unltod
States shipping board much moro dif
ficult. This effect has boen produc
ed In part by sonsatlonal headlines,
In part by a lack of appreciation of
ihn conditions nttondlng tho con
struction of ships but moro by the
genoral condomnatton of mothods on
tho part of somo Important wltnoss
os who Indulgod In swooping criti
cism without ascortalnmont of tho
Mr. Ploz says hla statomont was
"not offered as a vindication of olth
or tho shipping board of floot cor
poratlon, but It does, I hope, present
matters In a fairer perspective, it
does, I bollovo absolutoly rofuto the
falso and Irresponsible statoment of
ono of your principal wltnosses, stato
ments that havo beon tho causo of
much advorso public opinion; and It
contains somo observations and sug
gestions that may prove of valuo to
your committee."
II. M. Dagby, proprietor of tho
Washington hotol on Norfh Sixth
street, reports tho thoft of a pouch
containing $'30 from his apartmonts
somoYlmo Thursday night or Friday
morning. Mr. Bagby said that ho,
saw a strange man In tho hallway of
the hotel about 10:30, and thinks
he Is the thief. The money was
taken from a locker, the koy of
which had not boen removed from tho
lock. The police department states
.that the robbery was not reported to
. m
PORLAND, Jan. 2. Alex Tram
bltas, Portland welterweight, won a
ten round decision from Joo Eagan
of Boston' horo last night. The bout
was' featured by much Infighting In
which Eagan showed to advantage.'
I Trambltaa excelled In long range
LIP 1921
(By Associated Prqss.)
SALEM. Jan. 21. Several pond
ing Joint resolutions to amend tho
stato constitution has causod con
sideration of a plan at this session
to call a BDCCIal clocilon throughout
Oregon somo tlmo during tho com
Ing spring.
Tho Kovornor today slftnod three
bills, ono to nbollsh tho stato board
of automobllo examiners, created un
der an act which la found to bo un
constitutional; another removing tho
provision limiting counties to two
por cent of tholr assessed valuation
In Issuing road bonds, the provision
havlne beon suDoroodod br tho con
stitutional amendment adopted last
May, which ralsod the limit to six
por cent. Tho third bill was an ap
propriation of $40,000 to cover tho
oxponscs of this sosslon.
Savon of tho 2G6 bills so far In
troduced havo beon pasood.
Senator Eddy said today that tho
ponding bills on prohibition do not
pormlt tho search of a rosldonco
without a search warrant.
SACruUMBNTO, Jan. 22. Busl
now conditions are at bedrock and
war tlmo profits aro bolng under
written by every resident of tho
United States, according to U. S. Sen-atot'-elcct
Robort N. Btanfleld of OiV
gon, .whOj Is In Sacramento attending
to buajnoss "matters;'
"A debauch, flnanclal,',alcohollc or
otherwise, talways must bo paid In
full. The delirium tremens of war
expenditures Is over and cold gray
morning aftor Is boro," said Stan
Hold. "My personal opinion Is that con
ditions ,ln tho west and mlddlo west
will Improve With tho planting of
crops and a return -to normal produc
tion and normal prices, prosperity on
a firm basis will be wldo spread as
contrasted with tho feverish outpour
ing of money when tho civilized
world was making war Its chlof oc
cupation." Stantlold deteatod United Stntcs
Senator George Chamborlhln at tho
Novombor oloction by an overwhelm
ing vote.
Tho Oregon sonator Is heavily In
terested In sheep and owns tiirgo
bands In tho Sacramento valley Ac
companying him was "Jack" Lawron-
son of Orldloyalso a factor In the
wool Industry.
(ny Associated Press)
C.MICAOO, Jan. 22. Fat cattlo to
day woro quoted at tho lowost figure
in naorly ftvo yoars. Stockyard prices
rangod from $7 to 110.7C por hun
dred, as compared to $7.25 to $'10. CO
In April, 1916.
m '
PORTLAND, Jan. 22. Livestock,
Btoady; butter and oggs, weak.
CIIICAOO, Jan. 22. Tho offer of
tho farmers of tho middle west to
contribute their surplus corn to
committee for tho relief of starving
people In Europe and China, has beon
accepted by Herbert Hoover of the
relief committee.
LONDON, JanT 22. The British
submarine K-5, In "charge of Com
mander John A. Gaines, was' lost
with all hands Thursday 100 miles
off Land's End, .the admiralty an
nounced today. A full crow was on
board. This type ct submarine car
ries sir otflcora and fitly rrien. Tho
cause of the disaster, Is unknown.
OREGON Tonight -and
fair; warmor tonight.
Organization of hor work as com
munity health nurso was bogun today
by Miss Lydla Frlcko, and In a stato
mont to tho Herald the nurse out
lined somo of tho outstanding fea
tures of tho work that she Is hero to
First of all, abo declared, although
tho work of tho community nurso
centors largely In tho school, It ex
tonds also Into tho homes whoro as
sistance and direction Is required,
but it Is not compulsory upon any
child to be subjected to examina
tion. Any parent who haa scruples
against medical examination in the
schools may have tholr children ex
cepted, by writing a note to the
teitcher,trequotlng tuch exception.
Tho work of tho nurse Is designed
to bo preventive It has to do large
ly wltlr hycelnlc and sanitary In
struction. The nurse approaches the
subject, of health from tho stand-.
point that health is the natural con
dition, that by proper malhrids - of
living tho normal child can maintain
Its birthright of health.
Whoro conditions of Improper nu
trition, unhealthy home conditions,
bad teeth, adenoids or oil. or cauat.s
of Impaired health are dotoctcd upon
examination It Is tho nur&cii duty to
Indicate to the parents novor to tho
child the conditions that exist and
suggest (bo remedial procedure
For th''proient Miss Frlcko will
work largely 'in Klamath Falls and
communities accessible by stugb and
railroad. , When tho roadi become
better sh'e'will havo a ca un.V cover
alt'thS school-districts of tho county.
In "order to facllltato the work the
count will be divided Into four dis
tricts and one week' of tho month
will bo" given to visiting schools la
each district.
During ovory day except Saturday
Miss Frlcko will bo ongagod in field
work. On each Saturday Bho will be
In hor offlco from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m.
On tho other days sho will "be In the
ottlco only Intermittently but inter
views' may be easily arranged by any
parent, leachor or physician by tele
phone pro-arrangementa. Any parents
wishing advice aro urgod to bring
their children to tho office and full
assistance will bo given, says Miss
PlanB for furthering tho work were
mado yesterday afternoon at a raoot
Ing of the nurso and Miss Scbroy
or, assistant supervisor of tho state
nursing bureau who accompanied hor
here, and tho oxecutlvo board of tho
Rod Cross chapter. Tho state anti
tuberculosis association, through pro
ceeds of Christmas seal sales, main
tains tho nurso horo, whllo tho Red
Cross furnishes an office, car and
othor Incidentals of upkoop.
Miss Frlcko's work will bo done
mainly through tho public schools
and with tho assistance of tho city
and county physlclau. Tho Red
Cross will supply hor with an auto
mobllo and will pay offlco oxponsos
Permanent offices will bo established
In tho Chamber of Commorco rooms.
Surprise Party for
Malin Residents
MALIN, Jan. 22 A surprise par
ty was given to Mrs. R. K. Hannon
at the homo of Mrs. Louis Boldl
schar here Thursday afternoon. Tho
Invitations woro sent by tho hostess
and Mrs. Frank Wilde.
Refreshments were sorvod by tho
hostess. Thoso presont woro Mrs.
V. A. Rajnus, Mjs. M. Dobry, Mrs.
Vincent Zumr, Mrs. Chas. Maupln,
Mrs. E. D. Smith, Mrs. Evo Klvetto,
Mrs. R. H. Hannon, Mrs. Pete Mc
Noll, Mrs. A. Kallna, Mrs. W. Cran
dall, Mrs. W. F. Wygant, Mrs. C. V.
Holmes and the Misses Carrlo Spo
lek, Marie Rajnus and Elsie Havllna.
The house and the cakes were both
decorated in pink. All present re
ported au enjoyable afternoon:'
Tho steel bridge that has been
undor construction at" Olene has
beon flnlshod and the workmen who
have beon employed, on the work
are moving their tools and other be
longings into town.
Will Purchase
Stock for Annual
Farm Bureau Sale
L. A. West, livestock director of
tho county farm bureau, expects to
loavo about February 1 for Portland
nnd eastern Oregon to visit a number,
of leading brecdors and secure a
consignment of registered cattlo and
hogs for tho annual farm bureau sale,
which will be hold about tho mlddlo
of March.
Thore Is a demand that somo good
bogs bo entered fn this year's salo
aald Mr. West, and ho will attempt
to got somo of tho best stock In tho
Thoro Is also a demand, ho says,
among dairymen for tho upbuilding
of tho dairy herds nnd somo dairy
stock will bo brought In, Tho bulk
of tho consignment, however, will
bo Shorthorns.
It s tho Intention this yoar to
place quality above quanlty and the
Imported stock wllf probably be lim
ited to a carload but will be the
highost Class obtainable
A verdict of $3,500 In favor of
thn ninlntlff was returned by tho
Jury last night In tho Forguson-Mol-haso
caso, In which Charles Fergu
son sued Mrs. Henrietta Molhaso for
tin.flno for services rendered as at
torney in tho Molhaso will caso of a
couplo of years ago. Tho verdict
trim returned at 6- o'clock, the Jury
having deliberated since 11 o'clock
in the morning.
.Tho MolhasQxwlll case, In which a
wlu; depriving Mrs. weinaso oi mo
proportylett by'her' husband, Fred
irAll vfti Mf'uMn In favor of a
later will, w-carried to the su
premo court for final decision, and
u.'Inn( 'rlalmlwl' thnt hill serV-
ices in the" ease'-coristderlng the
value of tho Melbaso estato and tno
nature of the- work had not been
adequately paid Mr. Judge Drake
who died a short time after tho will
cann was decided . "was associated
with Mr. Forguson In tho caso, and
Miss Drake Judge Drake's daughter,
who acted as stenographer for hor
fathor, was a material witness in
tho nrosont case her testimony tend
ing to show, tho oxtont of tho part
Mr. ForgUBon took in recovering tno
estate for Mrs. Molhaso.
Attorneys -R. Magulro and W. H.
A. Renner represented tho plaintiff,
and H. M. Manning nppoarod for tho
defendant. Charles Kcster, L. F.
Ourtson, Torn Lynch, Clyde Bradloy,
W. D. Cofer, C. M. Ramsby, H. Ny
landor. Otto Heldrlck, H. S. Wako-
fleld, Frank Rltchlo, W. A. Jones
and Ooorgo Christie composed tho
new vnnK. Jan. 22 Discussing
tho "California Issue" In an address
beforo tho University club horo last
night, Roland S. Morris, American
ambassador to Japan declared that
tho Japanese were fearful that Cal
ifornia and other western states
might extond tho classification of
aliens, on tho basis of eligibility to
cltlzonshlp, not only to proporty
rights, but also to personal rights.
Tho Jananeso government, he
said. Is only contending that it is un
just to pick out one particular group
of aliens and deprive them of the
rights that other aliens enjoy.
In conclusion Morris asked It In
view of "our larger relations with
tho orient, It is wise to thus classify
aliens on tho basis of their eligibil
ity for citizenship!"
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. The dis
armament question should not be
discussed by the Unted'8tatea with
other nations until after tho change
In administration March 4, Ellhu
Root declared In a letter to tho. house
navalcomirilttee published today,,
1BB0R 1
H. J. Lester, Back Front
Ontario, Declares Op
timism Is Getting Up
per Hand in U. S. and
Confidence that prices havo reach
ed bedrock and that there will be no
further genoral downward movoment,
except such as comes In the stabiliz
ation of Isolated lines, Is beginning
to be felt In tho oast, said H. J.
Lester, a well-known rancher, who
Is back from a visit to his old homo
In Ontarla province, Canada.
On tho Canadian sldo of the line,
he says, thoro has never boen tho un
certainty that exists on this side of
tho boundary. While tho doprossed
rate of exchango has had a curtail
ing offect on foreign trade relations,
in her domestic business affalis
Canada has boon prosperous nnd Is
gaining steadily tho business loss at
the war porlod.
Dut In Chicago and St. Paul, where
ho visited on tho trip, Mr. Lester
Bays that .thoro is a general fooling
that tho bottom of tho price docllno
has been roachod and tho general out
look Is for rapid settling down to
stability and normalcy.
Local farmers who are looking for '
any drop in livestock prices and
who are putting off the purchase of
purebred stock now. In the hope, that
prices will. docllno aro nursing a.
delusion, he says. Whllo In Canada
he hobnobbediwlth many.breedeni'
and, attended the fegqual stock show
at Ouolpb, a YarnV school center
whoro the yearly fair corresponds
with the school fairs held yearly at
Davis, California, and Corvallls, Ore-
6n. , y ' .
Numbers of cows that would bring
an average of $70 horo- sold, at the
Canadian salea for from $90 to $136,
he said, and throughout the oast the
stock market, always considerably
above the western prices, Is show
ing a rallying movoment.
Tho demand for purebred stock Is
brisk, said Mr. Lostor, and tho brood
er who has high class animals' to
market Is not mot with any price
Qno breeder in the neighborhood
of his brother's farm sold a two
year old Shorthorn heifer for $3200
during his stay, a prlco that showed
no downward movement from tho
prices of former years. A young bull
was marketed for $1000. Such prices,
coupled with a growing demand for
pure-bloods as tho open rango disap
pears and growers resort more and
moro to feodlng, does not Indicate
that tho western stock raisers' dream
ot a tlmo when registered stock
prices will approximate tho cost of
grade stocks ts ever likely to bo real
ized. On tho contrary tho growing
demand Is likely to result In advanc
ed prices for thoroughbreds.
Farmers ot Canada are forging
nhoad fast, from both a political and
oconomlo standpoint, Bays Mr, Les
ter and tho' Ontario agriculturist Is
now In control, through nillanco of
tho labor party, of tho provincial leg
islature, having outvoted tho coali
tion of conservatives nnd liberals.
Tho mnn chosen to lead tho farmer
labor alliance was a farmor. .
Co-oporatlvo buying and selling
system for farm supplies nnd farm
products Is well underway and work
ing successfully.
WEED, 'Jan. 22. A warning that
the school would be closed unless
thoy behaved themselves more prop
erly was given to each boy and girl
ot tho Weed branch high school by
a commlttoo ot tho newly organized
Parent-Teacher association, which
spent the' entire day at tho school.
F. E. Martin, chairman ot the
I committee stated that unless the dif
ficulties over enforcement or1 aia
clpllne aro soon surmounted, oper
ation ot the' school will be dlscon,
tlnued. , The school has three teachors. and
thirty pupils, Professor Richard
Meetly Is the principal.