Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, February 03, 1919, Image 1

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director General Is Frankly
Opposed To Government
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Back To Private Concerns
On June 30.
. By Raymond Clapper
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, Feb. 3. Government
railroad control must be extended for
at least throe years or be shelved at
..once. - -
. That is the ultimatum laid down to
day' Walker-D. Hiiies;- director gen
eral of railroads.
He iproposod a three year extension
period as a compromise because of bit
ter opposition in congress to tlio re
cent live year recommendation of Wil
liam G. McAdoo.
Xn any event, Hines, declared when
he faced the senate interstate com
merce commitoe itoday, the present
twenty one mo.nth limit on govern
incut operation is intolerable, lie had
in mind the resolution introduced by
Henator Cummins to prevent return of
the railroads to private control before
that limit expires.
Huies camo out frankly against
.government ownership but earnestly
appealed for adoption of a five year
tst period. He tavors private opera
tion toy a few companies under a prof
its guarantee and sprint government
regulation. ,
Would Accomplish Much
'I think a throe year extension
would accomplish a great deal to re
move the difficulties which are in
herent in the twenty one months
jilan,'!' lines told the senate t.om
mittoe. "Even three years would seg
regate and spread out and in part diss
ipate the unfavorable and the psycho
logical fnctors which under the 21
months plan promise to convergo so
a to do the maximum damage ito the
public service.
"Also the three year extension
would give opportunity for legislation
immediately following instead of im
mediately, preceding the presidential
"But," he added, "T beliovo the
five year extension would be much bat-
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His Friends Declare Many
Obstacles Have Been Put
In His Wav.
By Carl D. Groat.
(Unitod Press gtaff correspondent)
Washington, Tct). 3. Major General.
Enoch Crowder will be reappointed ai-'
my judge advocate general.
Intimations that ho was to bo shelv
ed wore dissipated today when it was
learned on reliable authority that Pres
ident Wilson will again namo him foi
the post.
Crowder 's friends were doubtful as
to his reappointment until today. Soml
of thorn claimed that he would tiuomat
ically go out of the service if not nom
inated before February 15. Thev foal
ed that what amounted to bad blood be
tween him and Chief of Staff Mr.rch
would operate to sidetrack him.
They declared privately that many
obstacles had been put in the way of
the man who made the draft machine
an admitted success. They claimed,
too, that a reprimand from the chief of
staff still lay against Crowder 's rec
ord. Whether or not this Is troe, the
war department has refused to allow his
record to be mado public. Secretary
of War Baker and Chief of Staff Match
have consistently declined to discuss the
report while Crowder 's friends have a
cused Baker privstoly of failing to act
to clean the record, after promising to
do so.
However, president Wilson does not
intend to lot army politics or fcudl
stand in . the way, it was stated today.
Ho will re-name Crowder as chief lbgal
authority of the war department and
do So soon.
Scries Of Deaths Casts
Gloom Over McMinnville
McMinnvillo, Feb. 2. Tho last week
has been a sad ono in this city because
of the loss of some estimable citizens,
among them being the wife of Captain
F. A. Mend, local express agent; Jer
ome Pratt, who came to this city in
18i)i from Minnesota; Mrs. Flora Cum
mins, wife of County Commissioner 8.
E. Cummins; Miss Grace Newell, a pop
ular young woman, an employe at tho
courthouse and formerly a candidato
for county treasurer, and MrB. F. J.
Prt-tt, wife of the assistant j.-.-3tmaster,
prominent in tho circles of tho Chris
tian ckureh. -
Tho last threo deaths were due to
p -.cumonia. Jnmog W. Martin of La
fayette, a native son of pioneer par
cits, also died on January 23, at the
ao of 68 years. Ho had been a promi
nent citizen of the county for many
years and a progressive farmer.
Mrs. Peter Hansen Killed And
Mrs. Harry ill Near Death
As Result Of Accident
Yesterday afternoon, on tho Silver
ton road a few milos out from Salem:
occurrod the most torriblo automobile
aceidont recorded in this city for many
years. As a result Mrs. Peter Hansen I
lic3 dead nd MrS- Harry Hill, Injured
internally, U unconscious in the Ssleffi;
sanitarium with little hope of recovery.
The party made up of Mrs. Hill and
son and her daughter, Mrs. Hill anil
Mrs. Chas. Wilson, were returning from
a drivo out on the pr,ved road about 5
o'clock Sunday afternoon, in a now
Oldsmobilo car, driven, by Mrs. Wilson.
Ai a point about two miles out from the
fuir grounds therd is a sharp curve in
tho road, with an- embankmont about
fivo foot liiuh. This curve was taken
at a fairly high speed, and in making
it the outer wheels of the car ran off
tho strip of paving onto the dirt bod.
Mrs. Wilson wes endeavoring to turn
the car back Upon the paving when
tho front wheel struck a big block of
slab wood, and broke down, allowing
tho axle to strike the roadbed. The
momentum was such that the machine
turnod a complete somersault, first
striking on the top, which was com
pletely demolished along with the steer
ing gear, and then landing on its whools
in the ditch. ;, '
By a miracle Mr,g. Wilson, who occu
pied the front seat with tho daughter
of Mrs. Hansen,, escaped with severe
scratches and bruises, whilo the girl was
practically uninjured.
P. E. Fullerton, who chanced to bo
driving pvor the ad a few minutes
after the accident occurred, states that
as ho drove up he was hailed by tho
young girl who said they were in need
of holp. A moment later Mrs. Wilson
camo trom the tront or tlio machine
apparently half -dazed by the fall und
said' something labout.-getting back to
town. She then said there woro two
other ladies there, but she didn 't know
whether they were dead or alive. Mr.
Fullerton and his companion then be
gan to investigate and discovered tho
two women lying bleeding, unconscious
and half buried in the mud besido tu
hi eh way.
Another party made up of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. 15ow
on und Mrs. Lvda Bowon, drovo up at I
about tho same time, and an effort Was
made to find a home with telophonc
connections in order to summon help
from town. They found the nearby
houses locked, and realizing that it
would tsko some time to connect by
tho rural lines, Mr. Fullerton dashed in
to town with his car, ordered out the
ambulance and picked up Dr. Fislter,
getting back to the scene in a very
short time. In the meantime one of
the parties on the ground had succeeded
in breaking into a house and called Br.
Cashatt, who arrived on tho scene a fow
minutes in advance of Dr. Fisher.
It was apparont at a glance that both
tho women were terribly injured inter
nally in addition to their outer bruises
and nothing could be done for them
there. They wore hurriod back toward
town, but Mrs. Hansen died on the
way in. Mrs. Hill was brought in to the
Salem sanitarium, where she lay in an
nncoiiBcious and apparently dying con
dition up to the present hour.
The wreckod car. a fine new Oldsmo
bile belonging to Chas. Wilson, a mo-
torman on the Oregon Eltctnc, was
brought in by Jas Kappahn and taken
to tho Wilson garage on North Oommei
cial streot. where it is undergoing re-
p.'.irs. Considering the experience it
Orton Replied To Criticism
Made Ii Senate Last Fri- j
itay Afternoon.
"Such superintendent shall not en
gage in any other business which will
conflict with his duties n8 such snper
intondeat." .
That was the little joker pointed out
by Senator Straycr this morning in sen
ate bill 53, introduced by Senator Hu
ley, and which was up for final pass-ago-
The bill provides for tho consolidation
of tho eastern snd western Oregon iwat
ct divisions and creates tho office of
state water superintendent. This of
fice is to bo filled, by. George T. Coch
ran, now superintendent of water divis
ion Xo. 2, until the end of his elective
term, after which the office will be
filled by appointment by the governor.
The jokor lies in the fact that the
provision is intended to give logcl sanc
tion to the privato law practice which
Cochran carries on while drawing a sal
ary of $2400 a year from the state.
Senator Strayer did not mention the
joker until after Senator Hurloy re
fused to accept an amendment to- the
bill, providing that water masters shall
reeeivo a salary of $1200 a year from
the counties instead of $5 a day. .
Tlio present law prohibits the wator
superintendent from engaging In any
other business, but Cochran has ignored
that provision and has been doing a
private law business for a number of
years while at the same time drawing
his $2400 a year from the state.
"Why should not a state official
drawing $2400 from the state give his
entire timo to the office," demanded
Senator Strayer. ' "It he is a lawyer,
why should ho be allowed to liold a
state office and practice law on the
sidot I see no reason for thct little
joker in this bill." ".
Senator Hurley replied that ho could
see no reason why a water superintend
nt, if ho (lid his work welt, jhmiW not
bo allowed to do something eta on the
side. - .
Referred to Committee.
Sonntor Strayer moved to have the
bill recomitted to tho committee with
Instructions to amond it in relation to
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 3. Forty thou-. Central Labor council at special nioot-
and Seattle union mon will walk from ag tomorrow. - , .
their places of employment at 10 o'clock
Thursday morning in the greatest mass j walkollt. othera are voting "moral sup
strike over hold in America, according port" without strike cctinn, whilo still
to strike plans formulated by represen- others nro side-stepping by failing to
tatives of 110 unions in tho labor temple j vote one way 0r the other,
hero yesterday. Thirty thousand ship-J How extensive tho tie-np wi'l be, if it
yard workers are already on strike.' is called this week, will depend largely
making a total of 70,000 umoiiists'on tho voto of the outsido electrician,
which is practically the. full strength I who will enst their ballots tonipM Tha
of organized labor of tho city. .men in this ir ion are employed in tho
Thursday was set as the date for t no . power plant at La Uremic and tite city
genoral strike in sympathy with tho! sub-stations, as woll as on all, power
striking shipyard workers, because it is! lines of the city and the streetcar c-om-
tho earliest dato at which tho wulkout patty. If they should go out it would
can be callou. All pians rormuiaieu
yesterday must be endrscd by the cert
tral laborcouncil at its regular meet
ing Wednesday night.
incomplete Tie-up.
Taeoma, Wash., Feb. 3. An incom
plete tie-up at best is expected to re
sult from the general strike voto among
local labor unions, returnable to thejer;.! striko Saturday night
(Continued on page 3.)
Are Working On Draft Con
stitntion rcr Permanent
Legislators Who Represent the Umpqua Valley Country in the Present Session
(Ooatinued en pars eight)
Plot Unearthed To Line Up
By Webb Miller
(United Press correspondent)
American Headquarters in Gor-
many, Feb. 2. (Delayed) A
plat to line up sentiment in
Germany behind the former
kaiser has been unearthed by
'the American, military eeret
4c service, it was announced to-
A number of supporters of
tha old regime were discover-
ed circulating petitiona asaur-
$ ing Wilhelm that hig people
if. still maintain confidence in
him. Many iigna-turea had been
obtained in varioua parts of
the Tegion occupied by the
Third army. Tho American au-
thorities are investigating to
' determine who is back of the
movement, which apparently is
widespread and probably orig-
inating in Berlin.
American military joffieialsl
have ascertained that the prea-
ent atTength of the German
ijc army how that the organiza-
if. tion and staff of all pre-war
regiments is being maintained,
if except those of Alsace and
if. Lorraine, although some of
sic these regiments have been re- it
i duted to a thousand men.
By Fred S. Ferguson.
(United Press staff correspondent)
Paris, Feb. 3. President Wilson to
day began his drivo for consummation
of tho league of nations program De-
fore tho end of the week
Refreshed by a day of complete rest.
tho president, following his address on
the subject of tho league before tho
chamber of deputies this afternoon, was
to confer with the special committee
which is working on details or ino
league's outline. In this meeting, to bo
held at the Hotel Crillon, work was to
ha tnken unon tho definito constitu
tion of the leaEue, upon which sovornl
tentative agreements havo already been
Tho president is working in the clos
est unanimity with Lord Cecil and Gon
oral Smuts on the draft for the consti
tution. which provides for permanent
organization, to meet regularly, and to
have machinery for arbitration ana eeo
nomic rinnishments. Complcto agree
ment on the frame work is generally
snticipated before Premier Lloyd
George leaves for London at tho en
of the week.
Met With Bureau.
President Wilson met with the peace
bureau this morning. Tho Balkan sit
uation was discussed with particular
referenco to Greece's political and ter
ritorial claims. Premiei Vcnizelos was
the principal speaker,
The president has under consideration
plans for reporting progress of the
peace conference regularly to congress
in the future. Eoportg from the Unit
ed States indicate there is need of ex
plaining the details of various prob
lems being worked out, as a misunder
standing is obvious. The tone of con
gressional debates it liable to result in
misapprehension by the other delegates
When Wilson arrives in the Unitod
Statse. three weeks hence he is ex
These Are Walkout Plans Made By 110 Unions In Labor
Temple Yesterday. -Taeoma Strike Proceedings Will
Only Cause Incomplete Tie-Up, For Number Of
Unions Have Voted Flatly Against General Strike.
menu that liehts would go out .street
cars Btop running and that local indus
tries would be paralyzed, as oloctrio
ppwer is almost exclusively used horo.
It would also meal that hundreds of.
workers would bo automatically locked
out of jobs. Tho inside electricians
were reported to have voted for tho gen-
Bill On Contract Royalties Is
Referred Back To Commit
tee Ii
The Warren construction company,
sometimes known B-s tho
made without eonsidorinir royalties buJ
that tho state pay tho sn-me. , ; , , ,
Claims Bight to Know.
Si-liubel of Oregon City, who intro
duced tho bill, claimed the people hud
a right t0 know what royalties for pat
ented pavements cost. As to the roy-
'. t. -lc-.f-1.tl
city paying ny tlio urate mr. bcuuuui
trust," won first blood this morning in
the house of representatives when the
nuestion came up a to whether tho
paving Bai(( 1 1 The Warren Construction com
pany does not want the bill to pass nor
do tho land interests. Tho pcoplo have
a right to know how much they ara
..,.;,. f. nntnntnrl f. rt Icl.'K. Thfl TOV-
Rti.tn almiild niiv royalties on paving ;. ., i,,, ti,n nlw,tn
...... . f . jaity pruuiraiuuu in me v
contracts and that bids on the construc
tion of roads should be mado without
including tho cost of royclties.
Although the bill had been beforo tlio
roads and highways committco of the
house sinco January 15, Chairman iioi.-
nis of thi committee said it was not
ready to act on the question of royU-
ties and tho giving' or conrracis 101
construction alone.
On the voto taken four of tho Marion
county delegation lined up in favor of
tho stato paying royalties and the let
ting of contracts to not include royal
ties. These woro Speaker Seymour
Jones, Martin, Weeks and Martin. With
tho wishes of thoso who favored tho so
called trust was the voto of D&vid Loo-
ncy of Jefferson.
In ononiiig tlio dcnaio . on uio uni
Dennis of Yamhill, chairman of tho
roads and highways commission said ho
was not opposed to counties bidding on
work or to the commission doing the
work when for tho good of all. But no
wm opposed to that part of the bill
providing that tho state pay royalties
and that contractors do oougeu tu ami
mit bids not including royalties for pat
nnforl rtavments.
In tho genoral lignt tna-t nns
made between the so-called paving trust
and thoso opposed to it, tho intimation
has been mado that tho Warren peo-
ol wi.ro nn the inside and not ODii.gcu
to pr-y so much for royalties as tho
smaller contractors. Hence the bill was
introduced providing that contracts bo
situation. The Warren people do no
want competition and they do not wan ,
tho public to know how much it is cheat
ed. I wont to know when bidding for a
patented artielo, how much tnai ariicm
costs. To the members of the house,
will say if you want to srann in
with tho Warren Construction company,
vote t prevent this bill from coming to
a decisive voto and send it back to tha
committee. If thig bill goes dock w
tho committee, it will throttlo the big
thing, that of knowing where money
is spout for royalties." '
' After sevcrrl personal remarks in
which Dennis engaged, on a roll call,
4tin hnnse voted for referring tha
bill back to its committee, which Mr.
Schubcl said was voiing iron "
ren Construction company, ihe voto
agni ist referring and in favor of tak
ing a direct vote on the royalty prop
osition was favoved by 25. The absent
numbered five.
As this was the first test of strength
between tho paving interests in th?
Iioubo, the indication s-re that when
It comes to a final votu testing tha
strength between thoso favoring and op
posing what is termed tho paving trust,
that tho "trust" will have a good
fighting majority.
faber Of Units Of 46th
sion Named For Convoy
Washington, Fct. 3. The following
uaits of the Fortioth division were to
Am a.tirnnil In early convoys
Division' postal detachment; mobile
field labors tory ana meaicai uomcu
met; 11th supply train; sanitary
.m,,1. fll and 62: sixteenth field hos
pital and 180th Infantry; 15th infan-
ouarters: 79th infantry brigade head
miarters: 115th train headquarters;
Fortieth military police company; For
ti.th ' division hesdouurters troops;
Fortieth division headquarters; 144th
and 145th machine gun battalions; 115th
ammunition train; 159th and loSth in
fantry and 143rd machino gun battal
Other units assigned to convoy to pri
ority were 03rd and 103rd aero squad-
OlUfm;. till JW "Li no iiviiw "v. i - ait i OQi U
pected to sail February 14 he expects: rons; 103rd trench mortar pottery (.Bin
r ... . . . . sa.uv. finM ortillorv S7th dl-
for a comprehensive report
Colonel House is reco-
peace work this week. .gun battalion (87th division).
peered 10 sail ri-uruar n.rovv.,..
Sufficient progress to have been mado division); 334th field artillery (87th di
for a comprehensive report to congress, vision) ; Tenth field artillery brigade
Some folks seem, t ' fool cnoug
le all th' time t' keep in th'
;h i. co-
?Z r M Bfa;ih;& Tawney Apple ha. an undo
rull pfrt lnP the regiment coast artijlery; machine so poor he stay, in Petoshey, M.chigan,