14 5hs Stye lEuottai Herald News Sect'n and Auto News Member of the Associated Press, Fifteenth Yonr. No. HOIII. KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1021. Price Five Cent o 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 I 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 facts." 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." . THIEVK8 GET f!0 FROM ROOMING- HOUSE LOCKER 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 them, . m PORTLAND WELTERWKIOHTr. DEFEATS nOSTON FIGHTER 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 fighting. ELECTION ON IENDINTS 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. STAHHELD SEES BETTER. TIMES 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. CHICAGO OATTLH MARKET RACK TO PRE-WAR BASIS (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 ' MARKET REPORT PORTLAND, Jan. 22. Livestock, Btoady; butter and oggs, weak. OFFER OF FARMERS OF MIDDLE WEST ACCEPTED 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. BRITISH DIVKR SUNK WITH FIFTY ON BOARD 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. WEATHER REPORT OREGON Tonight -and fair; warmor tonight. Sunday, HFfllTH N REfWYTOSTART 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 perform. 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 Frlcke. 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:' NEW BRIDGE DONE - 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. T 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 northwest. 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 Jury. 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!" DISARMAMENT TALK SHOULD WAIT CHANGE IN PRESIDENTS 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,, FERGUSON GETS 53.51BMIC1 1BB0R 1 N tm TOO STRICT MR FtALLYINC MOVE DISCERNIBLE IN EASTERN CITIES H. J. Lester, Back Front Ontario, Declares Op timism Is Getting Up per Hand in U. S. and Canada. 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 haggling. 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. WILL CLOSE SCHOOL IF IMPROPRIETY CONTINUES 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.