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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (May 5, 1922)
fUBAY. MAY ft. if
Beetle Detectives to
Play Legion Baseball
Team Here on Sunday
Tinware of tlm hue; hounds, .beetle
detectives, dendroctonus destroyers,
lined assassins, or whatever the hoys
tiro ratted who, under direction of
Jack Kimball of tho Klamath forest
protective association, nro enftnged In
ninkltiK life miserable for the western
Tor on Sunday they aro rcIiik to
descend upon Klamath Kails and
rlcan tho first baseball team that
nil own Itselfpreferably tho legion
tram, became most of the boy wore
in tbo service. They wnnt to show the
city cx-scrvlco toys that they are Just
n lit t to hit tougher, and can sock the
hnrocfildo just a llttlo harder than
their city cousins.
Tli In warning tamo from Camp 11.
near Long lake, where 1C or SO of
tlm Klmbaltltes are holding forth.
Delegations aro expected from the
It has born learned that at Camp
11 n aow and certain method of de
trelnK'ftV4ilno beetle has been
fsrtlml. Thn bus detectives work In
fairs, ono to locate the bug trees and
tho other carrying two small blocks
of wood. When the lair of the beetle
Is discovered the Insect aro placed on
ono of tbo Mocks, one by one, and
nro struck sharply with tho other
Mock. This method never fatla to
gain tho desired results, .It was said.
Harold Christy, who Is at camp 11,
la reported to be keeping In training
by wrestling with tho largest beetles,
sovcial of .which were said to have
given him a tough go". .Others In tho
camp were reported to have made
pots of somo of the more gentle of
tho beetles captured. Kimball de
clares, however, that none of the boys
III bo permitted to bring their pets
on Modoc field Sunday.
Tho slaughter will start at 2:30
and Millinery Bargains
Four Pairs Flesh-Col
Medium 'grade Jersey;
Five wards Fancy
A nice selection of
3fc Yards Dress
27-inch Ginghams, in
stripes and checks
$1.50 Pure Silk Hose
Absolutely Pure Silk
Hose, and unusual low
price ;black and brown.
Two Extra Specials
from Our Millinery Department
$12.95 Pattern HaU
Our finest and smart
est style Hats all. re
, duced for Saturday
"selling, $7.t0 '
Track Stars to Meet
in Portland June 8
I'OUTl.AND. May 3. Track and
field stars of tho Pacific northwest
will hnvo nn opportunity to contend
for new honors at tho annual Pacific
northwest track and field champion
ships ,to bo staged here by tho Mult,
nomnh amateur athletic club Juno 8,
.as tho athletic feature of tho Port
land rose festival.
Tho event will bo an open meet.
Individual athletes holding member
ship In tho American amateur ntblet
lr union will bo eligible without rep
resenting any club or school. Invlta-
1 tlcns have brcn extended stars from
tho University of Washington, Wash, i
Ington stato college. University of
Idaho. University of Oregon and Ore-
icon Agricultural college.
Verne WJndnale, former Cornell
distance man, now chairman and
coach of track at Multnomah club
here, has been placed In general
charge of arrangements for tho meet.
J. O. Goldthwalto of the Modoc
lumber company returned last night
from 8an Francisco.
If. M. Manning returned yesterday
from a short business trip in Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. V, (5. Darnthouse
have returned from Eugene where
they wero visiting friends for two
G. W. Chandler, special agent for
the Southern Pacific, returned yes
terday to Dunsmulr.
Mrs. W. G. Moore and daughter,
Mrs. John Johnson left this morning
for GranU Paw.
Theodore Nelson, an employe of
the Standard oil company, and Flor
ence Pfremmer, music Instructor for
the city public schools, were married
at 7:30 last night at thoTrcsbytcrlan
parsonage' The Iter. Arthur I.. Rice
performed tbo ceremony.
Two Yards Organdie
All colors and white;
45 inches wide
Three Yards Under
Best grade; comes in
Three Yards Black
Always useful, and an
extra good value; 36
Two Yards Epongette
Comes in sport colors
for skirts and jumper
dresses; 36 inches wide
$6.85 Trimmed Hats
An expensive lot of
stylish and .becoming
Hats; formerly sold to
$6.85. Saturday '
CONCILIATION IKWtl) HCOIIKI)
(Contnued from rage 1)
nounccment by the chntman, ns fol fel fol
eows: "f feel that properly you hnvo n
right to representation In our
stato legislature, and while you are
tasting your vote at tho polls. If
you will think of this chairman at
this board, that ho Is confident that
ho will and It he ran am sure that
ho wilt do whatever ho can for you
In this matter."
Ilcsson Why We Cannot Accept
Wo regret that tho situation can-
I not be sufficiently simplified so that
satisfying the board ns to tho IJpo of.
action wo should pursuo would bo alt
thnt Is necessary, nut wo cannot side
stop tho competitors who are all
0Ul U" "' niJ "" Pr?d,"C ?R
advantages than those outlined by tbo
Wc find tho following faulty con
clusions In the board's ropert:
Quoting from the report.
"It concedes tho unusual condi
tions attaching to tho pine-Industry
In Klamath county, that It operates
under a handicap by vlrtuo of Its
location with competition calling
for careful and sympathetic co
operation by employer and employe
The board, while making this de
claration, simply does so and leaves
the matter as a statement and does
not attempt to In any way consider It
In arriving at their conclusion. They
having admitted the effect of com
petition, fall to take that competition
properly Into consideration In deter
mining wha't la necessary to over
They cannot question that the evi
dence wai absolutely conclusive as
regards the fact thatur competitors
hrun ten nours ,anu pay ic wsci.
nnd we believe that this Is the only
basis upon which a fining should
have been made.
In affalrmlng a proper wage for,
common labor which Is the exact
amount for eight hours that many of
our competitors pay for ten hours,
virtually puts our operations to a dis
advantage with our competitors to
tho, extent of approximately 20 per
cent, which nuld put them in n poii
tlon to sell at our cost of production
and stilt have a profit.
On top of this disadvantage, our
competitors enjoy tho further advan
tage of first, cheaper stumpage by
11.00 to $:.S0 per thousand, cheaper
freight rates, and closer proximity
to markets for both labor and output.
Again quoting from the repert:
"Generally employes testified
that U 'economic were necessary
thoy would accept willingly a re
duction In wages but no Increase
In the length of their working
The statement that employes would
take a reduction in wages cannot In
any way be considered as a solution
because a reduction In their pay suf
ficient to put us on an equal basis
with the tea hour plants If we were
operating only eight hours, would be
entirely too low to afford them prop
er living expenses, and It would be ab
solutely Impossible for us to secure
labor on the cheap wage, and further
from our actual experience, .we know
that If operations were begun on this
basis, it would b0 only a short tlmo
before they would demand higher pay
and we are looking for a permanent
We feel that the lengthening of the
day would least affect the living con
dltlons and social standard of the
employes, and that la one of our
reasons for favoring It, and expert
once ha absolutely shown us that
men do and will go to the longer hour
plants paying the same per hour
which amount to more per day.
Again quoting from the repert:
"that the resultant product is
substantially marketed directly to
and through large frnlt growing
associations of that stste. that the
relationship between .the pine In
dustry in juamaiB ana xruu in
dustry of California Is close and
difficult to segregate."
This statement Is largely la error,
although it has a foundation In fact
because out of forty some odd mills
located In the'Klamath district, there
are only two that are owned by fruit
companies. The prodact of tbeso two
plants is suitable only ia part of 'the
fruit business, and their Inmber end
must be sold in competition wtth lum
ber mills. The fact that fruit com
panies have engaged In the business
cannot be' undone, and It furnishes
really a further reason for conservative-manufacture
on the part of mills
who have to compete for this busi
ness. By far the major portion of snooks'
consumed Is secured from non-fruit
owned companies, and a decline of
over 25 per cent In price within the
year 1921 Is certainly evidence of
the necessity of retrenchment in
Again quoting from the repert:
"Employes in Klamath Palls
constitute approximately twenty
per cent of the total when plants
are operating full capacity."
This Is an admUslon that the
wishes of only 20 per cent of our em
ployes could be expressed at this
hearing, and that, was one of the
points the operators laid great stress
upon, namely, that any settlement
that we might arrive at would not
be done witb the consent of our en-:
tire crew, and this being the case It
was absolutely necessary that wej
take Into consideration tho employ
ment offered In California, from
which source ILws necessary for us
to secure tho other 80 per rent of
our crow, and tho board's finding Is
In every particular calculated to lako
care of tho expressions of this 20
per cent, and leaves Us to secure tho
other SO per cent upon a basis which
w know Is absolutely Impracticable
Again quoting from the reports
"Tho board concedes that occa
sions' may arlso In any Industry
where Mrlct adherenco to an eight
hour day becomes at onco Imprac
tical nnd nn Injustice alike to.bolli
employer nnd employe. Kxtra or
overtime as It Is usually termed,
may bo a necessity and In this
event entered Into with duo regard
for tho Increased relative compen
sation or penalty which should fol
.low tho extra hour or hours of
service, usually tlmo and one
half." Tho laws of tho stato of Oregon
designate ten hours as a working day.
but tho ruling of the board would
geek to preclude us from working the
lawful, hour should we desire. We
botlovo wo are perfectly within our
rlghta In offering the employment for
any part of tho working day legally
authorlicd.by our state. If certain
employes desire less hour they are
certainly free to seek and secure that
employment. Uut wo deny that tho
board or the employes havo tho right
to try and prevent employes who
would be glad to work the longer
hours from working for us.
Again quoting from the repert:
"It realises that local Conditions
may arise la different calling
wherein the general Interests of
the state may well be regarded ai
secondary. It cannot, however,
subscribe to the contention that an
' InVustry so vital to our material
Interest which has established,
first' as a war necessity nnd later
retained as an enlightened step In
economic, progress, a basic working
day of eight-hours hould now be
cause of local condition undo
work which has engaged the sym-
nathelle attitude 01 capital anu
In analrtinc the ahove unuingn.
tho hoard has made nn error In stat
Ing that tho change to an eight-hour
day Is absolutely ewentlat to produce
an efficient and profitable working
basis, whereas quantities of evidences
wero furnished showing over 85 per
cent of the entire lumber produced
throughout the nation Is produced
upon a ten-hour day, and It Is also
therefore not a local proposition. It
Is further a known fact among lum
ber operators that those plant who
under the force of compulsion have
been dperattnr eight houra In Ore
gon. Washington nnd Idaho, aro not
making money and In each and every
one of these states, some aro being
forced to forsake tho eight-hour day
under the atross of present condi
tions, which are radically changed
from those In effect at the time the
eight-hour day was adopted.
It Is also a fact that only 30 per
cent of the mills In the Klamath dis
trict and probably less than half of
the men engaged bare ever operated
on less than a nine or ten hour day,
and It Is furtbeftrue that In the tex
tile Industries, In the construction of
water power plant and In other In
dustrial engagements st the present
time, the tendency I to lengthen tho
day. and we do not concur In tho
opinion of the board that a majority
of the in'.strlal leaders within our
stato and nation believe In tbo prac
ticability of the eight-hour day under
present conditions. We aro rather In
clined to bellevo that tho opposite
would be more nearly correct.
Again quoting from the repert:
' "If the exigencies of war made
possible an- eight-hour day wtth
iacreased efficiency, why change In
days of peace?"
The' board evidently lay consider
.able stress on the proposition that
during the period of the war the lum
ber Industry In Oregon and Washing
ton was able to operate profitably.
"I Ain't Mad At
nnd successfully on mi eight-hour titty
basis, but It falls to lako Into consid
eration that tho period during (tie
war was n period of Industrial pros
perity such as tho world hns tuner
Horn lie fore and may never see again,
whereas the period which vo ore
now facing l a period of strict com
petition, und In order to rope with
that kind of competition, wo must ho
on an equal basis, which means that
tho Klamath Kails section must bo
tittle to compote with tho California
mills working on n ten-hour per day
Tho putting In of the olitlil-heiir
day ns n war measure In producing
aeroplane lumber had more largely
to do with the deslro on the part of
tho war bureau to make uniform
day and a uniform wage throughout
the northwest Industry. It was done
largely to stop tho Inhor turnover be
cause on account of Inflated prices,
mills wero competing both as to
hours and wages for men, nnd tho of
tllccney of the organisation was be
ing decidedly upset. Tho-sumo result
could have been obtained by having
n uniform ten-hour day with a uni
form wago. This was put In force only
In tho states of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, whereas thn rrst of the
United Stntes collectively furnished
considerably more lumbor In total for
war purposes than did this particular
section, and they operated through
out on a ton-hour day,
Tho reason the military authori
ties took the step In making a uni
form day nnd uniform wage was be-
cause the operator were precluded
from doing so by the antitrust law of
the United States, nnd they folt thnt
something must bo dono to save tho
tlmo being lost on tho pt of men
running from one Pl'nl to another
and thn building up of costs because
operators wore competing with each
other In bidding for labor
Summing up tlm board's report,
thoy declare themselves for an eight
hour day, hut utterly fall to substan
tiate any reason or fact for arriving
nt this decision. They admit tho com
petitive condition In California, the
unusual handicap with which wo
work In tho Klamath Kails district,
yet In tho faco of all this argument lu
our favor, they decldo against ui.
Ssfe Cash Is King
We sell for cash only. You don't pay for lost accounts
or expensive delivery cost. .You only pay for real
Meat and Produce values
Strawberries, 25c box.
Tomatoes, 24c lb.
Rhubarb, 10c lb.
Green Peas, 14c lb.
Celery, 15c bunch.
Green Onions, 7c bunch.
Radishes, 5c bunch.
Lettuce, 10c head.
Spinach, 10c lb.
Watercress, 10c lb.
Asparagus, 16c lb.
Milk, 7c quart. '
Grand Central Public Market
Tho Hoard layn considerable slrosii
on the tiplitlijti of Industrial loader,
hut fulls to mention to whom they ro
for. If thoy nro tolyliw on II"' Inilun
trial leaders nnd menu tho employer,
thorn Is nothing to substantiate (heir
MKuniont, for the Industrial loader
of tho nation mo mooting rompell
tlvo rniiilltloiiH ttirnuitluml tlm coun
try us thoy find thorn, which menus
It their Industry requires a ton-limit
day Hi'lirdtilo, thoy nro iitloptlni:. II
Wo ui employers know Hint we
ic.iiiuot operate NUrcossfully ngiilust
our enmpotltor-t except upon it rein-
live equal basin of hour anil wage.
Any other stittlomi-ut would In H
very iintnr.i owing In the ilicuin-Htitm-oM
of tho situation bo temporary
mid wo are looking for it Initio milu-Hon.
-WIIKIIM KVliltVnODV (20KM-
IIOMK OK TIIU 1IODKINHO.V I'KATUIIKM
And Some Show. Everybody Come
A Big Feature
and Good Comedy
Show Stints at 0:30.
Don't forget Benefit for
Whip's Cream ISc !L. pt.
Klamath Cheese, 29c lb.
Strictly Fresh Local Eggs
Pure Pork Sausage 20clb
Pure Hamburger, 15c lb.
Try our Fresh Meats.
Our Prices are Right.
Grape Fruit, 10c each.
Oranges, (55c dozen.
Dried Peaches, 14c lb.
' Prtgfl Four
We nro tint In principle npinwiil (
I ho tilnlit-lmiir day, and would In
perfectly Bgreeiililn I" ndiipthut It If
It wore tlm lrctlcn ' a majority or
these wjth whom w'o linui In rompolo,
mid until this In the rano. wo caniint
iigrt'o In follow the ineoiiimeiiiliitliiu
if tho Imnril.
Tweuly-imo count len i mimed
their mileage levlf for 1022.
t'liilHloiutii rheomi farlory product
wns SMUlMi for punt )er.
t'liluu to (tot tltaniliird till Htn
tlon. Itedmond I'urmer wiirelimisn In
Trotting the life of your rug with
nil oli'drlr cleaner (let olio on easy
I terms nt Comet Klerlrle to -
Admission 10c and 25c
the boys inns Thursday,
Seed Potatoes, all kinds.
Potatoes 92.00 to .$2.50
Dressed Chickens, 32c lb.
Live Chickens, 28c lb.
Dressed Rabbits, 30c lb.
Live Rabbits, 15c lb.
Horseradish, 40c lb.
Apples $1.75 to $2.25 box
Creamery and Country
Phone 1 69 ,W
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