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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1919.
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
GEORGE) PUTNAM, Editor and Publisher
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THE RAILROAD PROBLEM.
Some thirty odd plans have been suggested to settle
the railroad problem, among which only two have pre
cipitated wide discussion, the Plumb plan, fathered by
railroad employes, and the Cummins plan, offered by the
sub-committee headed by Senator Cummins.
The Plumb plan provides public ownership, to be ob
tained by issuing government bonds to pay for fegitimate
private holdings, as determined by the courts, purchase
to be made through a purchasing board comprising mem
bers of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and one
representative each of operators, employers and presiden
tial appointees from the board of directors; operation to
be under board of 15 directors, 5 named by the President,
5 by operating officials and 5 by the classified employes
under rates fixed by the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, to be automatically reduced to equalize surplus:
wages to be fixed by the directors, and all disputes settled
by special boards comprising five representatives each of
officials and men, with iinal appeal to directors.
' The Cummins plan returns the roads to original own
ers, with reorganization to consolidate all lines into from
20 to 25 systems, as approved by the Interstate Commerce
Commission, capitalization not to exceed value of proper
ty; operation is to be under direction of a railroad trans
portation board of five appointed by the President and
approved by the Senate, under rates fixed by the Inter
state' Commerce Commission which will divide the coun
try into five districts; wages are to 'be fixed by a com
mission with final appeal to the transportation board and
Interstate Commerce Commission, with strikes prohibited,
under penalty. - . . .
The tw6 proposals djffer radically in financial plans.
The Plumb idea is to use the revenue to pay. operating ex
penses, interest and fixed charges and divide the surplus
equally between the government for improvements, exten
sions, retiring bond isues, rate reductions and the em
ployes as a dividend on efficiency two thirds to the man
agerial force and one-third to classified employes.
Under the Cummins plan, return to the owners is
limited to "par" dividends, instead of government guar
antees, half of surplus to be used for equipment, balance
to promote amelioration of labor conditions, to extend
hospital relief, to supplement insurance and pensions, to
give technical education to employes and to establish a
system of profit sharing by employes .
The Plumb plan, favored by organized labor, is
strongly opposed by owners of railroad securites and
has met with a cold reception in commercial circles. It is
styled radical and bolshevist, but is the first definite plan
presented for public ownership. ; , - .
Ihe Cummins plan is received with little favor by
financial interests and has aroused bitter resentment
from labor on account of the prohibition of strikes a
provision that leaders assert unconstitutional and unen,
forcible. .,, -. . - .
Both bills are premature' and abound in serious de
fects though they will help crystalize public opinion re
garding the fate of the railroads. Theoretically, the rail
roads as national highways should be owned by the gov
ernment Practically, private ownership, under federal
control, is probably the most efficient,- as government
spells politics, bureaucracy and nnef iciency.
The people have not yet made up their minds what
they are to do with the railroads. Government operation
under abnormal conditions, has not yet had sufficient test
to prove ita merits or demerits. At the same time there
is a wide-spread alarm lest federal ownership make the
railroads the football of politics.
One thing is certain, the railroads will not be return
ed, to become, as under the old regime, the stakes in Wall
street gambling, nor will they be handicapped by having
48 seperate states dictating rates and policy as well as the
nation. While we are making up our minds, which may
take the five years estimated by McAdoo, labor has no
complaint, stockholders have their dividends assured, and
service to the public gradually improving.
Hunting A Husband
BY MARY DOUGLAS
THE WRONG LANE
I was playing' with little -Anno tliis
nftenioju. 1 have trotien into thai.' hc-bit
.Tnmca A. Duncan and other Seattla
labor leaders informed the president of
their version of the conditions leading
up to the projoetcd strike, and told him,
it was understood, that unrest would
make it difficult to avoid it.
Wilson broko his long established
rule of transacting no business on Sun
day in order to hear those men, ana it
was learned he had iakon under consid
Steamer. Washeu Ashore
In Gulf Coast Storm;
Jther Damage Is Great
Galveston, Texas, Sept. 15.. The Ley
land, line steamship Median has been
washed ashore and is high and dry on
the wharves at Aransas Passtoday, ac
cording to reports here late this after
noon. Tho towns of Aransas Pass and
Rockport are reported to be severely
damaged by the gulf storm which raged
yesterday and last night. -
iram ana telegraph service were rc
taored this afternoon. The first pas
senger trains reached the island Liter
1700 feet of track, at the approach to
the ca'Sueway, had been repaired. -
Damage from the storm will not be
great, according to city officials this
Crawford Still Leading
Coast League Slugsters
San Francisco, Sept. 15. Sam Craw
ford is still topping the Coast hitter.!
with .362 for 131 games. This is
notches under his mark of lust week.
but he is still six Mints ahead "i....n-
ler, Salt Lake slugger, who is stickina
.330.. Miller of Oakland is third with
.333 for 54 games, but ho has not boon
playing for about tune months, due to
a broken ankle.
Neither of the far north teams lias a
300 baiter. Compton, the Rainicrs, best
bet,- is .29(1, and Portland's best .show
ing is Fanner 's .281.
lately, la all tho big, elaborate house j eration the information they javo him.
tnero seems no place tor her nor me.
My hair was tossed. And I had grown
hot and pink-cheeked from hidemid-go-seek.
1 was crawling cautiously across
the nursery rug when the door opened.
Win t drop Carter entered.
"How pretty you look, Miss Lane,"
he said. I raised a hand to catch back
my falling hair. "No, don't touch it,
It looks just right! "
1 said good-by to little Anno. We left
Then, following a pilot car bcarm
the president's flng and the national
colors, President Wilson, members of
his official party and the general re
ception committee started a procession
through tho , business section, which
didn 't end nntil the chief executive of
the nation and his ('followers" had tra
versed a route totaling 57 miles. .
Crossing tho Willamette river, aftci
winding its way through tho thorough-
t ho room. We started down for the dock. 'ares the business section, of the
And a sail-boat. j Oregon metropolis, the procession passau
"You must find this a bore, down through residential districts of the eaa
here," said Winthrop Cnrtor. silJ(! nud onto the Columbia River high-
"A bore?" I questioned. W11.V. which was traversed as far as
"After your own beautiful cbUiIc " ,Cl'Hwn Point. -I
thought, at first he was making fun' 11 was at that picturesque spot' over-
of mo. One glance showed me he was lookmtf the mighty Columbia river that
in earnest. Who did ho think I waef lt,le general reception committee for-
Not Madeleine Thurlow's poor cousin, "1nllJr welcomed President Wilson
This morning the halls of "Greater
Willamette" are formally opened to
the student world and the registrar's
office is the busiest place in Salem.
Scores of former students and other
scores of new comers are on the ground
adjusting themselves to the new en
vironment and the round of student
activities. It is evident: that the enroll
ment will cveji surpass the expectations
of the faeulty, and this with the ex
tensions of departments will well en
title, the institution to the name
"Greater Willamette." .
With one or two exceptions the fac
ulty will be the same as last vear.
Prof. Renfro, of tho University of" .-Illinois,
takes the place in the department
of English left vacant bv tho resigna
tion of 'Prof. Darden. Miss Lida Fake
of Milwaukee-Downer college, will be
at the head of tho new department of
home economics. In the school of music
iss Alice Holman, a graduate of New
England Conservatorv of Music, will
John W. Cochran, chief clerk of the hold the position of assistant to Dr.
senate during the last session of the John R. Sites, teaching' piano, violin
Soldiers Drink Supposed
Whiskey; One Already Dead
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 15. One sol
dier, Oliver Eager is dead and five
others are in the hospital at Fort Ben
jamin Harrison as a result of drink
ing poison which they said they mis
took for whiskey. The men were pris
oners. Coudssed House And Senate
Journal Is Sent To Printer m
Used Gar Bargains
Late mo'del 5-passenegr Dort, run ' about "500 1
miles. - '. - ' ' i
5-passenger Overland, $250. J
Studebaker bug, perfect condition, good shape,
good buy, $325. -. . .;
Maxwell worm drive truck, A-l condition, guar-:
anteed, $700. -
SALEM YEIE COMPANY . 1
162 North Commercial St. Phone 1604 !
Willamette Enrollment Is
Largest on Record; Doors
Open fo r First Sem este r
legislature, Saturday completed the
compilation of the condensed journal
of the house and senate on which ho
has been engaged since Inst April. The
Among other changes in tho depart
ments the physical laboratory has been
moved to the basement floor of the
pages, is now in the hands of the print
er and will be ready for distribution
about October 15. -
It came to me in a flish. I woud tost
him. " . j
"Have you ever seen our estate 1"
"Oh, everyone that reads tho papers
knows about Alexander Lane, his
house " ''.''
Hoi Ho thought I was Alexander
Lane's daughter the millionaire,
Oregon. Returning to Portlnud. the Brcs
ident was taken over a different route,
affording more thousands an opportun
ity to get a glimpsO'of the nation's lead
er. A stop was made at Gresham, Or.,
where, Wilson opened the Multnomah'
County fair. 1 , h . .. :
During his passage through tho busi-
4iv-oo iMBiuui, uiicr leaving ine union
BANK REPORTS CALLED
Washington, Sept. 15. Tho comptrol-
to ler of the currency today announced a
bank call for condition of banks as of
Friday, Septomber 12.
But Mr. Carter, you've made a mis- station this morning, tho president was
take. I am not Alexander Lane's daugh- aoigily greeted by persons who packed
tor. I am only CoiiBin Madeleine's poor i lne siuowalkg and others who cheered
relation!" him from tho windows of stores and of-
I watched his face. Not tho slightest "ce buildings. Tho outbursts of an-
flicker of emotion chased across il. Tho plause kept Wilson on his feet practical-
man really cared for me or ho was a.V 811 of the tune, bowing, smiling and
, . By -Walt Mason
THE SOBERING BUNDLE.
When you have a bunch of boodle in the bank just up
the pike, you'll stand up for Yankee Doodle, law and or
der, and the like. Then no creed, of devastation, such as
Russian outlaws shriek, will receive your confirmation
you'll denounce it like a streak. .When a man. is broke and
busted, with no packaeg laid away, he is evermore dis
gusted with the laws we all obey. He would see our
courts all leveled, and the judges on the rack, and the plu
tocrats bedeviled till they gave up all their stack. He
would see all things up-ended, Justice, he would render
mute; then his chances would be splendid to accumulate
some loot. I have seen some agitators stirring up the peo
ple's souls, and they all wore cast-off gaiters and their
pants were full of holes. And they said their chains were
clanking, as they damned the plutocrat; if they'd only do
some banking they would soon get over that. I have
heard the spielers thriftless putting up" their Aveary song;
I have heard the weak and shiftless saying everything is
wrong. But the man who saves his money thinks' the Rus
sian creed absurd, and he thinks it beastly funny, that so
many yawps are heard.
L ADD & BUSH
. Established 18C8
General Banking Business
Office Hours from 10 a, m. to 3 p. in.
waving his hat,
Returning to tho city from Crown
Point and Groshniu, tho proceshion end
ed at Hotel Portland where the presi
dent, Mrs. Wilson and those of the ex
ecutive's retinue were the luncheon
ninster of expression.
' We strolled ort, talking of sundry
things. Not until evening did I see him
ugnin. Then he danced with Mrs.
Asbby. Not once did he ask mo or
dniieo. I knew then
I slole away quietly up the eairs. No guests of C. S. Jackson,
one was the wiser. Onlv Bonnie i met I Wilson rested durin
on the lauding. He took my hand in
such n warm, friendly grip. Somehow
he helped my hurt pride by Jhnt aiuiplo
PORTLAND SHOUTS ITS
luncheon given by C, S. Jiuksou of the
Dense throng were packed on both
sides of the streets near the hotel and
Wilson, on his second entrance into the
city, received a greeting that was more
enthusiastic than the one which marked
his first appearand) this morning. Tho
cheers brought the president to his feet,
waving his cap. In front of tho hotel
the police hnd difficulty clearing a way
for tlic presidential automobile.
Tho president, when he enters Califor
nia, is expected to get some information
with regard to the projected striKu in
protests against life imprisonment of
Thomas J. Mooney, labor leader convict
ed of implication in tho preparedness
parade bomb explosion in San I'rancisco
Sold Everywhere .
preparatory to his address which he will
deliver at the city auditorium this even
ing, beginning ut 8 o 'clock.
The Portland Press club will be host
at 5:30 o'clock this evening to the 25
newspapermen with tho presidential
party, Joseph P. Tumulty, tho presi
dent's secretary, and Admiral Cuny T.
Grayson, his medical advisor, li will
bo a ' '1101110 products" dinner, fea
tured by Oregon trout and venison. .
Probably tho most cosinouolitinn audi-
enee ever assembled in the state of
Oregon will hear Wilson tell why the
United States senate should adopt the
peace treaty and the league oi nations
covenant without mutilation at tho au
Prune Picking Commences
Near Dallas; Crop Unhurt
Tallns, Or., Sept. 15. Prune picking
began Saturday in several of the big
prune orchards near Dallas, and by the
middle of next week the harvest of
the Polk conntv prune crop will be on
at full .blnst. Prices paid for picking
fruit this year aro about tho same as
last year, except that those shaking
trees and picking are allowed 5 cents
a box additional. The fruit is ripening
fast. Many of the prunes are crack
ed. So far the damage is net as heavy
as was first expected and with a good
week of fair weather oue half of the
crop will tie harvested.
Portland Automobile Spring
Conjnauy Increases Capital
The Laher Auto iprinst uipany, of
Portland, Saturdav filed with the cor
poration commissioner's, office a cer
tificate showing an increase in capital
stocks from $t$,W0 to $100,000.
A resolution of dissolution was
filed by the Spray Milling company of
Spray, Wheeler county.
Survey Of Klamath Falls
Fire Hazzards Completed
3. W. Stokes, deiutv fire marshal,
completed his survey of fire haswrds at
Klamath Falls, Monday, according to
word received by State Fire. Marshal
Barber, and expects to visit Eugene,
Monday, to advise with thp mayor and
coancilmen of that city relative to the
new fire fighting equipment which the
city is figuring on purchasing.
condensed journal which will make 186 I science building, where there will be
available a floor space of 3o00 square
feet. At the same time valuable addi
tions have been made to the equipment
The school of music is now being in
stalled in the upper rooms of the sci
ence building, where there will be am
ple rooms for both voice and piano
practice. The biological department, in
charge of Prof. Morton E. Peck and
wife, has been restored to its former
location in the science building, whore
H will have an additional room for
The new department of home eco
nomics ill provo-veTy attractive to
the lady students because of its broad
scope. Among other features in the
course will be food economics, dietetics;
dress, household sanitation, home life,
hygiene and physiology. For several
weeks past workmen have been at
work installing tables, cobinets and
other equipment, nil of a modern type.
Conch Mathews, of. the department
of physical education, is planning
largely for the years' work. In addi
tion to the usual two years course re
quired in physical trainin, the univer
sity this year is offering a teachers'
sourse designed to prepare students for
positions as instructors and coaches of
athletic teams.. A long series of events
is planned for during the winter and
a number of star athletes of former
seasons will be on the teams.
With regard to the new dormitory
Lausanne hall Architect Lcggc slat
TO Mr. and Mrs., Elmer Reitz (Edna
Brown) on Friday, Sept. 12, a daugh
ter, to be named Maranret.
The "Auto Repair Shop" is the
name under which L. M. Miller will
conduct his auto business at 245 Cen
ter street. Mr. Miller stotes in filing
for record of the assumed name that
this is the only business in Salem in
which he is interested. The "Capital
Credits and Adjustment company" is
the name under which H. O. Cooper,
Mrs. Maynie Cooper and E. M. Chris
teus'on will conduct an adjustment and
collecting company. Their offices will
be in Solem. The capital stock js $5000
In order to have a standing in court,
will bo submitted to the building com- .
mittee today for final approval. Fol
lowing this a call for bids on construc
tion will be made. -
J. W. Scott and wife of Woodstock,
Ontario, are in the city .visiting at Hhe
home of Mr. and Mrs. ,T. F. Scott. They '
will remain in the city over state fair
'Following are valley people regis
tered -at, the Bligh holol today: H. A.
Talbot, Woodburn: l.f. W. Anderson,
Mohler; Henry Morgan and Dr. . L.
v Uson at Srlverton; t. A. Kramer, In
dependence; W. TP. and R. A. Wall, Jef
ferson; W. A. Smith, tOorvallis; G.t W.
Sanimis, Falls City; H. E Marty, Don
ald. .Tas. Woodward and H. F. Ehrlich of
McAHnnville were among the recent
arrivals at the Capital hotele.
v. iter, a Business is conducted umler any ed his lnnrnin that aU tlle (lptttils of
spew u or assumeu iia.ne, a recora must the .,nn9 hav6 V)een completed and
be filed with the fountv clerk.
Of Course You
Value Your Eyes
But do you "give them
the consideration that
they deserve? Most peo
ple neglect them, even if
they do not abuse them.
To neglect them is to re-,
fuse to furnish them
with the proper glasses
when needed, and to
abuse them is to contin
ue to use them for near
work when an error of
vision is present or you
have presbyopia, which
is a condition that arises
after middle life. If you .
would interview us once,
you would know all
about your eves.
HARTMAN BROS. CO.
Jewelers, and Opticians
Necessity for Increased
Increased telephone rates are necessary to meet increased
Recent increases in wages alone to employes totaling for the
State-of Oregon upwards of $225,000, made an increase in tele
phone rates not only necesary but imperative to pay these wages.
. The net return to the Company under the rates now in ef
fect is less than 3 percent on the valuation of its property at
$l;,282,378, as found by the Public Service Commission.
Would you be satisfied with such a return on the capital
you have invested in your business? Would you consider it suf
ficient? There has been no general increase in telephone rates for
many years. Every user of a telephone who stops to think knows
that he would be paying an inadequate rate now if he wras not
paying substantially more than he was before the war.
THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO.