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mt. Scon herald
rubllabwt Kvary TtniraAay at tanu. Orv«on by
A. H. HARRIS. Manager
Unterei •> aecoi»l flau mail mailer Fvliru
ary U, tal», at the pont office al Lent». Oregon
under act of Con«rean. March 1 ISTM
U Ao a fear. In advance
• * * This paper has enlisted
with the government in the
cause of America for the
period of the war............ ..
LUDENDORFF LEANS ON A REED
Field Marshal Ludendorff, thorough
ly Prussian, dismisses America as a
factor in the ultimate decision of the
war. In doing so he pits the German
“will to win" against the “will to an
nihilate'* of the allies and reckons on
the Instability of the Americans! This
attitude is so typical of the entire
course of junkerdom that it might be
dismissed without serious or extensive
consideration. The military leaders of
Germany planned to avoid any inter
ference in the war on the part of
America, to be accomplished by fac
tional divisions among our people, says
Omaha Bee. This failed, but Its fail
ure has taught the Potsdam plotters
no lesson. In their purblindness they
cannot conceive, much less compre
hend. the spirit that has brought us
Into the war. Materialists in all they
do, they have no thought of fighting to
sustain an ideal and refuse to credit
Americans with having entered the
conflict for any reason more noble or
worthy than the sordid considerations
that animate the Germans. In meas
uring his opponents by his own stand
ard, Ludendorff is preparing for even
greater disappointment than he has
yet endured. He is leaning on a reed
when he banks on success to be
achieved by reason of failure of Amer
icans to be steadfast In the great job.
THE RUSSIAN SITUATION.
Russia must be brought to know
that true liberty puts upon Itself rigid
alf-reatralnta. The real posses;. >r of
freedom is the one who makes a con
scientious use of It. says Providence
Journal. It Is in the most highly de-
veloped form of society—where we
might expect the least trammels—
that the most trammels are self-im
posed. Consciousness of power rouses
in any right-thinking man the-desire
to employ it sparingly. It to the yel
low-streaked mind that lends itself to
selfish schemes of aggression.
bolshevik! are political parvenuea.
They have had no experience In gov
erning themselves or anybody else.
They are carried away with the idea
that liberty is a gift from the gods, by
virtue of which they may rule their
unhappy * neighbors with blood and
Iron. They are as crude aud danger-
ous as n small boy with a buu-saw.
We can only hope that out of this
tangle of theories, this welter of suf
fi ring, peace and order will eventually
arise. Surely the Insanity of the pres
ent lawless processes cannot go ou for
ever. From where the helping hand,
the guidance of experience and wis
dom Is to come, It is not yet possible
to see. But somehow the hapless Rus
sian people must and will be saved
from their worse selves.
From the western front the shortest
route to Berlin lie» through Belgium,
crosses the Rhine at Cologne and con
tinues north via Minden. Hanover and
Spandau. The wear and tear of war
doubtless has deteriorated the road
bed and the rolling stock. It will be
a long, hard road to travel. There is
another and shorter road to the capi
tal of the German empire. It Iles In a
straight line through the air. A man
on a suburban train was discussing
the war. “I wish.” he said, raising Ids
voice, “that a thousand American
bombing planes were going to drop
bombs on Berlin at two o’clock tomor
row afternoon." The whole car stirred.
A thrill passed through everyone at
the very thought The road to Berlin
lies through the air. Any afternoon at
two o’clock that a thousand Ameri
can bombing planes drop bombs on
Berlin, that afternoon at three o'clock
the war will be over, says New York
Herald. The bomb fest that will end
the war to not as near as It should be.
But It Is coming, and the German high
command knows It. When It Is over,
It Is cheering to learn from the the waves above the Lusitania will
department of agriculture that In Au cease shrilling for vengeance and will
gust there was an Improvement tn gently murmur "Peace.”
spring wheat to an extent which will
The kaiser’s remarkable address to
add 21,000,000 bushels to the crop.
This will make a spring ■yheat harvest the Krupp workmen at Essen speaks
of 843,000,000 bushels, or a total wheat of his death-defying navy and of Its
harvest of 860.000,oCO.
This is 10L- beating the enemy, but falls to ex
000,000 bushels below the expectation plain why In face of a victory It scur
That he left no
last spring, but it is a pretty big pro ried back to port
duction. just the same, says Buffalo stone unturned tn shorten the war
Expregs. The wheat situation Is bet may be true from his point of view,
ter than it has been for two yearn, but but it was only when he found the
nothing like the free use of wheat can war going against him. It Is signifi
be expected before the end of the war. cant also that he says, “you and tne,'
With the encouraging wheat report instead of “me and yon," and that he
we have a discouraging corn report— takes care to make a special addn-ss
that is, there was deterioration in Au to the women. This war for democ
gust which cut the prospective crop racy Is making some headway, even
down by 317,000,000 bushels to 2.672. with kaiserlsm.
000,000 bushels. Corn lost 171,000,000
bushels in July. We need all we can
Before getting into this war the
get of all kinds of grain and this lot*-- United States government reasoned,
will be felt, though, of course, not so parleyed, persuaded, almost prayerful- !
severely as would a heavy loss in ly besought the “Imperial German gov
ernment" to refrain from indiscrimi
nate and uncivilized methods of war
Up to the present time all shipbuild fare. The Hun idea was to reduce the
ing records were held by the British world to ruin and despair, and then
They had a highly developed Industry spread Deutschland uber «lies. Kais-
that had been in full operation for gen erlsm could not be persuaded to desist
erations; most Important of all, they from this idea. But now kalserdom Is
had the yards and large numbers of worried about the ruin that the contin
skilled workers to assure them first uation of the war will spread over Ger
place. After April 6. 1S17, It was nec many and Austria.
essary that the United 8tates, under
extreme pressure, should create the
The kaiser says the enemy’s modes
yards, recruit and train the Workmen of warfare are reprehensible.
and turn out the materials before ft must be, from a Hun standpoint, for
could hope to toereaae In any consid the allies have bombed no hospital,
erable measure the American rate of wantonly killed no women and chil
production and the annual output dren and do not torture prisoners.
That is what has been actually done They have adhered as closely as pos
in spite of persistent efforts to mini sible to civilized methods, and It Is
mise the success of our hurried war easy to perceive how this conduct
It has been a marvelous comes under the ban of kultur.
achievement reflecting honor upon
American enterprise and skill, upon
The Japanese cabinet has been
American shipbuilders and ship work obljged to resign owing to the failure
of its» members to curb the food spec
The food profiteers every
Hindenburg's familiar instruction« where are beginning to realize what
to his generals to do their work with war Is like, and that when everybody
out pity because no general who look else Is under restrictions, their modest
ed for success could be less than sav request Is not going to be heeded of
age Is bearing fruit.
His generals only asking to be let alone.
have tried to live up to his theory.
God knows. If there is any brutality
The comics make a blunder In por
they have failed to Inflict when oppor traying man with no apparel save a
tunity offered It was because it had barrel with both ends knocked out
escaped their reading, or they had not In real life there never was a man In
the brains to invent ft, says Seattle the world who was lucky enough to
Yet they are no have a barrel accessible when he hud
match for the cool, smiling, humane lost bls duds.
Foch, and his equally cool and smiling
Tobacco is regarded as a necessity.
The nonuser can never understand why
The feat of the two British flyers some form« of It could rank ns lux
In one machine who captured slxty- uries.
flve Germans, and flying around them
herded them into the British camp,
If you want to know what a man
would have aroused only derisive Is, find out what kind of phonograph
smiles If set forth In a work of Action. records he buys.
When the history of this war comes to
bs written. Its incidents will make it
Spanish Influenza In just old-fash
read like an imaginative romanoa»
lotted grip with a military tltla.
NURSES WITH RELATIVES.
Under ull the circuuintauces. It look»
When Ton Want to Move
as If the war department will soon
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have to modify its order that the
American wou»n cannot be sent
abroad for service If they have rela
tives In the ranks or among the offi i
cers of the exiMHlitiouary force on the
The great shortage ot
nuraea and the demand for nearly 40.-
(MX) more nursing recruits make a sit t
uation that can hardly he met. If a J 9436 Foster Rd. Lents, Ore.
rule 1» enforced that works an Injus
tice to so many capable women who
are ready to go abroad as nurses, but
an* estopped by the present attitude
of the department, says Philadelphia
Ledger. It la, of course, understand
able why the department decided that
It was bad for the service to allow the
CORD WOOD AND
wives and very near relatives of the
officers and men In the army to seek
any kind of billet tn order to get
abroad, no matter how high the mo
Yard on Foster Road
tives were that Inspired this deMre.
But since those very classes that have
in front of Lenta Library
given the greatest number of efficient
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men volunteers to the service of the
country are Just the classes from
which the largest number of cnpable
nurses is also likely to come, it is plnln
The Herald Does All
that the government will be cutting off
Kinds of Printing....
a superb source of hlgh-clnss supply If
It continues to Insist that the older
rule shall stand.
First-Class Sheet Metal Work
(hvtnhtti Hsaft l»lltn
$J.M to ftj.00
MttaliKl Garbage Cana. ^iKtdtn l.egt
J.OO to 4 00
Store Repairing and Utlinlng
: and Express Auto Truck ?
J. H. Bradbury
A. S, PEARCE, The Tinsmith
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Footer Hoad. Opp. P. O.
THE PORTLAND BUSINESS MAN
who i* miccrasful aurronii<h lilinm-lf with
every avsilsbh modern devise tar sating
hi« time ami money. Tlie buaimwa man
who (aila to tia« ai> AUTOMATIC TKl.-
M'llON E limply rhuM hie eetabltalniienl
to tlioiiaaiuia <>( |.ia«tl>lc customers
may never know tin* teal n-waoti for liia
failure» in Imam. aa. THINK IT OVER
Ixing Distance Everywhere
CALL A 6221
Home Telephone and Telegraph Company of Portland, Oregon
“British manufacturers of automo
biles arv all engagi-d on war work
aud can at present make only a few
curs to special license of the minis
try of munitions," say*« Charles G. Har
per in Motor, In the course of a very
sigulficnnt discussion of post bellum
conditions in the automobile industries
of England and France, "But there
is nothing to prevent designers think
ing out and planning new cars, and
most of the reputable British firms are
In fact advertising thut they have long
“waiting lists' for their post bellum au
tomobiles. They ar«» not, however, so
keen to dlvulg«» exactly where those
cars of the future will differ from the
old. That Is understandable. But re
ceived opinions almost with one accord
agree that British manufacturers are
to make a bld for the custom of the
small man. I indicate the man of mod
erate means. They think the after-war
period will be one In which the lux
ury car will be an article In compara
tively little demand; and thus they are
going to concentrate on the light car."
Control of the cotton boll weevil
seems to be in a fair way of accom- j
plishment by the work of an entomolo- |
gist of the United States department I
When that Insidious
pest, which has been taking heavy toll !
of the cotton crop and annually ex
tending his fe»*dlng grounds, stope his
work of puncturing cotton squares and
bolls, nnd ambles forth to quench his
thirst from a dewdrop or ruindrop on
the cotton plant he is likely In the fu
ture to imbibe a poisoned draught
which will he as effective as a knock- '
What this means to the
cotton growers of the South and the '■
industry as a whole can hardly be es
timated in dollars and cents, but the
curtailment of the weevil's activities,
even in small part, is so lmjxirtant ns
to make the discovery by the depart
ment of agriculture of the fact that ar
senicals may be used os a powder
spray in controlling this pest on»» of Its J
most striking and valuable contribu- i
tlons to the agricultural industry.
The French government has shirted
a movement to fix Individual respoosl-
bllity for all violations of recognized
internn tlonal law, esjK-rtnlly cases of
atrocity, and to punish them after the
war. as other crimes are punished.
There seems to be crystallizing every-
where a sentiment that those guilty
of these atrocities shall not be allowed
to »-scape punishment by pl»»adlng the
excuse of war. To this end the evi
dence available Is being carefully gath
Notwithstanding all the disadvan
tages under which tfce^irniy In active
warfare is suffering abroad, tb<- in
dustrial workers at home might have I
their attention called to th«j fact that
the soldiers are not striking, and thnt
it Is little less than treason not to sup
port them In the splendid work they
are doing with al! the effort and self-
We have been warned against over-
confidence, but when a man like Haig
tells us the dark days are over, a rea
sonable and cheering optimism can
be allowed. And this optimism ought
to act on all as a spur to bring the
bright days of victory nearer still by
omitting no means of doing so.
The American people are asked to
save six billions more than last yonr
for the war. The sum Is vast beyond
the power of the mind to grasp—but
divide It by 100,000,000. It Is only 860
each; more for some, less for others,
■»-cording to their means nnd needs.
It can be done.
The American and British soldiers
get along all right so long as they
keep away from two subjects. One Is
Ireland »nd the other the relative mer
its of baseball and cricket
Hie Hard Months for yonr
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