Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 13, 1918, Page 3, Image 3

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    TOE HORXIXG OREGOXTANV WEDVESDAX. FEKRUAR'T' 13, 1918.
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VAR DEPARTMENT'S
- AIRING GOOD TIG
Secretary Baker Is Forced to
Make Number of Import
ant Changes.
GRAFT "WILL BE CUT DOWN
PIx'kMm of Incompetence and
.M l-inanagrnirnt Msde by Sena
tor Cliambrrlaln and Reed
Will Be Benefit to Country.
OREGON! .Of NEWS BCBEAV.Wu.
tngton. fh. ii. Though Consrress. of
course, will not pax the Chamberlain
bill creatine a war cabinet and pro
sldinr for the appointment of a direc
tor of munition, raax-al chances are
beinc wroucht In the War Department
which are the direct result of the fight
that d.ve!nptl over these two bills and
rulmintted In in speeches of fccnalor
Chamberlain aad Senator Kecd.
And as th .result of .the. airing ,th
Tvr Wpsrlrnerit has received at the
liands of these two (Senators, the coun
try Indirectly and the Army directly
til benefit materially and promptly.
In the matter of iro-oDinctency. which
was lat't bar by 8nator Chamberlain
jt.-ill v. seerets.rT" letter baa been
S rred to make Important cbt&i'l of
personnel, and other changes are to
f llnw. Incompetents who have been
licldlna- hi an. office either bare been
relieved of responsibility or will be
displaced by mtre competent men. and
the central Lastly that prevailed up te
ry recently will disappear.
t.raft to Be t'ot Dns,
As to craft, or Incompetency la the
n.cotiation - of contracts, which was
ao.lt upon more particularly by
for llltchco.-.. thst also will diminish,
for assin publicity has' been threat
ened If unwise, financial moves .are
mad in the future provided benator
Jlltchcorlt ran set at the facta. Graft
cannot be entirely eliminated: It aeemi
be a part of every war Admlnlstra
tion. regardless of politics: but It can
be held down to a minimum.
The speeches of fenator Chamber
lln and Hitchcock, jonsldered wllb
evM.nc trial has been glan before
the eienat committee on military af
fair, save served to point to two prime
reasons why the War Depcrtment, in a
lsrce measure, haa "fallen dl.n." The
first and Larccst cause has been the
f-Mcrfrrenre of the Council of National
Wfcn.e with the lecitlinate work of
tne War liepartment. an Interference
that ws made ptrl because jievre
t rr riafter. In addition to beinc the
eI of the Wir !epertment, baa also
feces head of the Council.
ay irsroaoa Jtsrtetr.
It haa been noted that the Navy baa
e.eaped most of the unpleasant noto
riety that h-s been heaped upon the
ar tcpartiiient. The reason la plain
to those familiar with the bin- liovero
ment -machine at Washington. The
'avr. In a word, did not permit -the
Council of National Defense to Inter.
f'M with Us business. When tne Navy
waa ready to let corirracta It did not
consult the Council of I'eenee. whether
1's contrscts were for rhlpii. for cloth
Inc. for supplies or for ammunition.
Through Its Wmg-eslabllsiiod bureaus
tlm'Navy Wpartment, sine our en
trance Into the war, haa conducted Its
purchasing evactly as It did In peace
times, and the Council of Iefenee has
had nothing to say about Navy con
tracts. The result Is the Navy la get
tg Its ship with reasonable speed,
considering the upaclty of our ship
yards and the demand for material.
In the War Department a different
situation prevailed it waa not only
sanctioned but advised by Secretary
linker. The Quartermastrr-Ueneral Is
the official charged with purchasing ail
Army supplies, uniforms, tents, etc His
oftlce has been organise! to do this
buying. But InstrsJ of letting the
Ciuartermaater-faenerat buy the sup
riles for the Army. Secretary Baker In
sisted that the Council of National De
tense pass upon contracts and pro
posals, and. before long, the Council of
Jefensc virtually had supplanted the
Vusrtermaster-tjeneral. and waa direct
ing all Armv purchases.
situation from a military point of view
la that the struggle haa narrowed
down to the wrsterm front, of which
the Italian, theater already' has been
officially recognized as a portion by
the allied chief. The final test of arms
la to come on that front-
Chairman Flood, of the House for
eign affairs committee. In a atatement
today aald that the President's address
yesterday la approved bv almost the
entire membership of Congress-.
Next Drive Awaited.
Re declared that he expected to se
Important developments after the
failure of the next Herman drive.
The action of the Bolshevikl gov
eminent." he added, "will not affect
the situation. a
Russia at this time owes the United
."tales 1187.77. 000. advanced for sup
plies, which already have gone to Rus
sia. Kor that sum the Government
holds Russian bond.
Whether thla vast sum will be a
total lo.s to the United States depends
on whether the ultimate government In
Kassla decides to repudiate the debt.
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SECRETARY BAKER'S
CRITICS INFO filED
Defenders Mostly Men Not
Touch With Progress of
Hearings.
in
CONTROVERSY BRINGS GOOD
Spewhc-s of Senators Chamberlain
Hitchcock and Wadsworth Have
Produced Results; Wholcouie
Changes Are een.
Tuortle Mayer.
.TTith the reputation of being
one of the foremost professional
aquatic stars In the I'nltrd States,
little Mayer, supported by her
Ianclng. I'lvlng Mormsida, la at
tracting much attention to the '
1'antages programme thla week.
!lss Mayer has been Instruct
ress with some of tbo principal'
athletic clubs in the country and.
every other season or so she
turns to vaudeville, where she is
a welcome figure. Miss Mayer is
Introducing her latest dance.
"Keep K1u as aa incidental to
the art.
hlle her Mlsa Mver will be
the guest Kf Mlaa Mtlle Schlolh.
another swimming and diving In
structresa. with whom she Is pop
ular, and she will offer for the
benefit of their classes her lat
est dives and other aquatic (rata.
RUSSIA BURDENS GERMANY
fiat h,pon to havT in I'kraiol&n
t-rritorr will b retatoed C (bur posts
In accord ith mil unties in th c&
of th etbh?hrnnt of nw govern-M-nt.t.
but this cannot be tmksa to
tttrn fTfQ m d fut-to recuffnttlon.
inflict. roni'lrmstioo tbst s.thr
franco or Ormt Itritsm hsd rscocnised
tri new Ikraimaa govcrnmcot was
stilt Uckics: tlKl-a.
T na cm r thtpjrf in th whole
Easy to Make This
f Pine Cough Remedy ;
A crewlt of $321.000. BOO waa establish.
at the Treasury for Russia, but onl
llsl,i9.000 waa used when payments
were stopped.
LONDON". Feb. 1J. Tne- Associated
Press le Informed that the British gov
srnmenc declines to recognise th
treaty of pear signed between the
central powers and tne delegate acting
on behalf of Lkratne.
AMSTERDAM. Feb. 1. German and
Russian delegates at Petregrad, ac
cording to a olepatch from Berlin, have
signed an agreement calling for the
earliest possible repatriation of prls
oners of war unfit for military service-
Owing to transportation difficulties
Kusaia considerable delays are ex
pected.
Yen know that pine i need in aearTr
11 prrrriptMne ami remedies for
roocSs. 1 he reason is that pine contains
scer.l peculiar element that have a
remarkable erTi-ct la fvlbims and heal
in? toe membrane o tae throat sod
Cirt. Pise is famous for this purpose.
l ino rough evrtir are combinations of
r"e sod strup. lue "syrup" part is ns
ual'T plam (rranutatrd snear vvnin,
.Nft'lim; hetser, but whv buy It! Yea caa
cauv m.ik it vourself la Dve minute.
lo Brsi.e t:ie"bext pine rou;lt remedy
tSat mooer ran bOT. put 2't ounce
rl t'ire-r I 0 rente worth) ia a mat
rtle, aed fill tip with bo?re.naile surar
svnin. 'Ibis c'" you a full pint more
than v mi ran bur ready-made for
It la' pure rood and very pleasant
cbiMren tae it earerlv.
i oo ra feel this take hold Of a eonra
rr cold ia a war that means bns'nesa.
'Jae couri mar he drr. koarso and tirhv.
rr mav bo pertt.-ntlT loose? from th
formation of phlecm. Tae cause is tss
snie isrlamed memran and this
Tinet and tvrin. comhination will stop
it nraallv ia H hoors or less, f-plrndid,
, lor hronchtal tehnt, koaxscaese.
any o.raaarv tnroal ailment. - -J'mrX
13 kie'.i!v enncrntrated cot
foond of genuuie .orit pine extract,-
na te Isrcot; .as wuria vex lot XLS
prompt K-!ult.'
l-are of auhstUutea. Ask Tone rlrrrff.
ri f"T "2", ounce of Tincx" with di
rertione.' and doat accept anvtiing
else. Guaranteed U rive aeolute eatis
f set, oe or mocee rtromotir reiajhlcd.
7io Hnex CCk. it otric, Iod.
Clear Pimples
With Cuticura
And Be Happy
saetss kM st sss ss
LONDOV. Feb. II. Confirmation of
tli tierman report that Russia has
withdrawn from the war Is contained
In an of ficlal Russian -statemt.nl re
celved here today.
Fvwatler to Be Curded.
The statement says Russia declares
the war with Germany. Austria-Hungary.
Turkey and Bulgaria to have
ended. Russian troops simultaneously
receiving an order' for complete de
mobilisation on all fronts. For the de
fense of the frontier some detachments
of younger soldiers will be left.
The negotiations of peace with the
central powers have been ended, th
statement says. The Russian delega
tion refused to sign a treaty providing
for annexattooa by Germany. Never
theless, Russia will not continue the
war with the Germans and Austriano,
"workmen and peasants, like our
selves."
The text of the statement says:
"The peace negotiations are at
end. The German capitalists bankers
and landlords, ' supported by the silent
co-operation of the English and French
bourgeoisie, submitted to our com
rades, members of the' pence delega
Hon at Brest-Lltovsk. conditions such
ss could pot be subscribed to by the
Russian revolution.
"The government of Germany and
Austria poaaess countriea and peoplea
Vanquished by forca of arms. To this
authority the -Russian pop4e. workmen
and peasants could not give its ac
quiescence. We could not sign a peace
is hlch would bring with it sadness
oppression and suffering to mtlllona of
workmen and peasunta.
La Baler rraee Hep S la ted.
""But we also cannot, will not and
must not continue a war begun by
Csars and capitalists. We will not
and we must not continue to be at war
with the Germans and - Austrian!
workmen and peasants like ourselves.
"We are not signing a pesic of land
lord and capitalists. Let the "ierninn
and Austrian soldiers know who gre
placing them in the field of battle and
let them, know for what they
struggling. l.et them know also that
we refuse to fight, against them.
Our delegation, fully conscious of
Its responsibility before the Russian
people and the -oppressed workers and
peasants of other countries, declared on
February In. in the name of the council
of the people's commisairies of th
government ,of the federal Russian re
public to the governmetits of the peo
ples Involved In war with us and of
the neutral countries, that It refused to
.n an annexationist treaty.
Rupa. for its part, declared the
present war with Germany and .Aus
tria -Hungary. Turkey and Bulgary at
aa end.
"simultaneously." the Russian troops
receive an order for complete demobil
isation on sll fronts."
The signature of Leon Trotsky and
other members of the delegation are
appended.
3 Couples Get Licenses to TVcd.
CllEHALIS. Wean, Feb. IS. Spe
cial. Marrlsjr licenses granted at
Chehalls today were: Mack H. Miller,
of Dryad, and Frances Stone, of Port
land : Hen Streei. of Cedar Falls. Wuh..
and Zella Stacy, of Mayfield: Elmer
Cab, of Bunker, and Bertha Wei be. of
Tenioo, Wa-"h-
Phoee your want arts to The Oreeo.
nUn, -Main I97. A 'j3i, .
OREGONIAN NEWS sJUREAU. Wash
ington, Feb. 1. Criticism of the war
administration, or of the War Depart
ment. as voiced In the Senate of late,
has come entirely from Senators who
are members of the committee on mil
itsry affalri and Senators who have
been regult.r In their attendance at
the hearings the cast month. The de
fenders of Secretary Baker have been
either Senators who are not mefnbers
of the military committee or members
who have stepped In occasionally to
ask a few Questions and depart.
When Senator Ch.-emberl;in delivered
his speech in criticism of the man
agement of the War Department he
was answered Immediately by Senator
Kirby. of Arkansas. Senator Kirby is
one of the slacker members of the mil
'tary sffairs committee; he has seldom
attended the hrings; he has not kept
i ii ivucii will k u u run m icbiiiiiuiij , c .
be did not hesitate to rush to the
defense of Secretary Baker and the
War Department.
Ml 1 1 Isms Answers Hltrhrork.
A few days later Senator Hitchcock.
of Nebraska, delivered a carefully pre
pared speech, basing his statements on
the teetimotty of witnesses who have
been before the military committ
Senator Hitchcock haa been a regular
attendant at the sessions of the com
m It tee. lie was replied to by Senator
Williams, of Mississippi, a Senator who.
aside from not being a member of the
military - committee, had been away
from tbe Senate for several weeks and
did not have any clear idoa of what
had 'been gotns on.
.Senators Chamberlain. Hitchcock and
Wadsworth have been denounced by
Administration supporters for their
criticisms of the War Department; the
criticism, however, has not gone to the
points which these Senstors made
against the war admlnislraton. The
"replies" to Chamberlain. Hitchcock
and Wadsworth have not been replies
In fact: they have been a dt'fene of
the military administration, uouched in
generalities and dealing largely with
what Is going lo be done.
5-seeches Prawaee Result.
But the -controversy has done good:
the speeches of Senators Chamberlain.
Hitchcock and Wadsworth have pro
duced results For instance nnlv a few
days ago the Secretary of War ordered
tiie commanding offlcera of ail the
Army camps to have dully inspections
made of the hospitals. Would that in
spection have been ordered had not
Senator Chamberlain fearlessly told tbe
truth about conditions in some of tbe
camp hospitals? The Aecreury of War
two months ago had reports of Surgeon-General
Gorgas detaillns; condi
tions at the hospital, but Hint report
brought no action from thoihead of
the War Department. It was only
when Senator Chamberlain bruught to
the attention of the public conditions
hat weye unbelievable that the Secre
tary of War acted.
I was only when Senator Chamber
lain and a few other Senators on his
committee laid Uare the inadequacy of
the quartermaster department that
Genersl Sharps was relieved of that
command: it was only when it had been
demonstrated that the Ordnance Corps
was unequal to the task Imposed upon
It that General Crozler was relieved
as chief of ordnance. Vet the fact that
these officers did not measure up to
their respective Jobs must have been
known months ago to the Secretary of
w ar.
Arsay Meat Favor Bills.
As for the two Chamberlain bills that
precipitated the Army row in the Sen
ate, they are -both favored and were
largely suggested by practical and
trained Army officers; they represent
the Judgment of officers who have the
good of the service at heart: not men
who are striving for personal advan
tage. Tbe Chamberlain bills, if left to
vote of the officers of the regular
Army, would carry overwheitningiy
GARLANDS OF LOVE GIVEN
Qnt!nurd From Firet Pa j. V
gan and William C. Batrs declaimed the
Gettysburg speech. A quartet, includ
ing l. B. Crandall, Cecil Crocker, X.
E. Qulpley and M. Rorison, sang: pa
triotic songs and the audience joined
in singing "America."
CONGRESS HOXOKS LINCOLN"
Senator Lewis Delivers Eulogy; Get
tysburg Address Read In House.
WASHINGTON". Feb. II. Abraham
Lincoln's birthday anniversary was
observed In both houses of Congress.
Senator Lewis, of Illinois, delivered an
eujpgy, and in the House Representa
tive Johnson, of Kentucky, in whose
district Lincoln was horn, was called
to the chair to preside while Repre
sentative Russell, of Missouri, read the
Gettysburg address.
Senator Helson, In a brief speech,
also eulogized President Lincoln, after
which the Senate adjourned until to
morrow. Germany's war lords were scathingly
denounced and Americans urged to
fight for "the democracy implanted by
Lincoln and advanced by Wiison,v in
the address of Senator Lewis, of Illi
nois. The German peace offers were
declared to be only a "ruse to murder."
Struggles of the world's democracies
to retain their liberty were recounted
by Senator Lewis, quoting the Ger
man poet Goethe, "that those who have
liberty must fight to keep it." He re
ferred to President Lincoln "aa the
apostle of the liberty of man and the
standard-bearer of the democracy of
the world." This Nation's progress and
freedom, he declared, "is the world's
Inspiration for Republican government."
FRIEND OF LINCOLN SPEAKS
Dunham Wright Tells of Boyhood
Associations AVltli Emancipator.
LA GRANDE, Or., Feb. (Spe
cial.) One of the speakers at today's
Lincoln luncheon given by the mer
chants of the city was Dunham Wright,
of .Medical Springs, this county, whose
mother was a sister of. Nancy Hanks.
Mr. Wright spoke tenderly of his boy
hood associations with the Emancipator.
At tho recent fire In the Medical
Springs Hotel Abe Lincoln's first
Bible went up in the flames, a fact Mr.
Wright regrets keenly.
O'CONNOR DELIVERS EULOGY
BSBSSSS
Irish Nationalist Leader Says Xante
of Lincoln "Flaming Torch."
SPRING FIELD. 111.. Feb. 12. In a
Lincoln day address here tonight,
murkinir the celebration of the mar
tyred President's lOitth birthday anni
versary, Thomas Power O Connor,
Iri.-h Nationalist leader in the British
Parliament, declared the name of Lin
coln to be a "flaming1 torch" firing- the
patriotism of every American, whether
at home or facing death on the battle
fields of Europe.
LINCOLN . DINNER HELD
REPIBLICAX C'Ll'B PAVS TRIBUTE
"TO GRKAT EMANCIPATOR.
i
-i
8
oke "not as a father butas an eider
brcther." He addressed the bovs elo
quently and Inspiringly, quoting many
passages from Lincoln. Diligence, tem
perance, truthfulness and loyalty were
advocated. Mr. Day warned the boys
and the guests against suspicion and
eatousy and all pettiness and upheld
the principles demonstrated in the life
of Lincoln as the Ideals toward which
the young men of today may work.
1'rozeeeor J. w. Daniels, who pre-
Ided. called upon the school for
number of songs and quotations. .The
orchestra played several selections
Special praise was given by J. A. Hill
Professor Daniels. Professors Peck
hum and Gavin. Colonel Patterson. Mile.
Blnne and Miss Sanborn of the faculty.
Dr. J. W. Hill made a brirf address.
Hugh Horton recited with excellent
xpression Lincoln's Gettysburg ad-
ress. Little Charles Wortendyke, one
of the primary cadets, won honors In
Is resd:ng. "Advice." Mrice Kinney,
f Forest Grove, was another of the
ounger cadets w a o participated.
Alexander Berger. of Alaska, sang and
ave a reading.
Donald Aust Ire's oration, "Lincoln.'
Alfred Burklund's "tTnlon and Liberty:
ernon Johnson s "Landing of the Pil-
rims and Raymond Wrotens reel
tation were well presented. Others
participating In the . Intereittirsr pro-
ramrae were Gael Green. William
oung. Carson Niles and the HK1 or
chestra. Professor Daniels hrld an
nformal reception afterward and rr.et
he parents and friends who were
uests for the occasion. A salute to
he flag and the singing of the "Star-
pa nglet Banner closed toe pro
ramrae. '
ANCOVVER OBSERVES DAY
Youns Men's Republican Club Holds
Appropriate Eacrclscs.
VANCOUVER Wash. Keb. 1'. fSpe-
dsl. ) Lincoln birthday wss observed
with appropriate exercises In the Con
gregational Church here tonight at S
clock and the programme was well
ttended. It was given under the aus-
s of tbe loung Mens Republican
Club.
B. K. Mulker. formerly superintend-
nt of the Oregon Normal School at
shland. Or., ants also a btate Senator,
made the address, tn which he eulo-
leJ Lincoln, his speech bringing
orth vigorous applause many times.
Mrs. Tfarrle Headee Presents ' Organ
isafcloa With Service flag Cos.
falsing 'Tweatr-rive Stars.
An Impressive feature of the Lin
coin day dinner given at the Orego
Motel last nlt,"tit by the Kepublica
Club of Oregon was the presentation
to the club of a service flag by Mrs.
Harriet Hendee. acting president of th
Womens Republican Club. The flag
contained stars in honor of members
the organization who enlisted and
re today In active war service. A. N
Wills, president of the club, fittingly
CKnowiedged tile gift of the emblem.
Music for the occasion was furnished
tiy the eterans quartet, an organiza.
tion composed of four gray-tmired vet
erans who fought In '61 and whose
combined ages aggregate 299 years. A
one of their encores the quartet sang
'l Know a lankee Man, the word
for which were written by H. W.
Sparks, of Forest Grove, the music-be-ing
supplied by Professor Z. M. Par
vin, one. of the singers. The other
members of the quartet were: A. W
Mills, Dr. E. J. Hall and W. N. Morse.
Judge M. C. George, as tosstmaster,
introduced the oratorical part of the
programme with an elaborate eulogy
of Lincoln. Other toasts given were
"Abraham Lincoln, the Heroic Figure
of a L'nited Nation.' Roscoe R. John
son; "Lincoln, the Commander-in
Chief," Acting Adjutant-General John
M. Williams; "Lincoln, tbe Man of the
Plain People." Judge W. M. Colvig
"Lincoln, the Republican," George E.
Frost, and "Lincoln, the Unionists,"
Arthur L Moulton.
Messages of regret were read from
Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Tatt,
Charles E. Hughes, Senator UcNary.
John Hays Hammond and Ralph K.
Williams, National Committeeman.
CLUB
HOTARIANS ATTEXD LCNCHEOjr AT
BE SOX HOTEL.
slaent Speakers Address Men on
PstrioUe Subjeetsi Many
Fsthers Bring Seas.
Tributes to Lincoln and honor to the
fathers and sons of the country were
paid at' yesterday's luncheon of the
Rotary Club at the Benson HoteL The
crystal room was filled to capacity by
tiie Rotarians, and many gt the fathers
were accompanied by their sons. C. B.
Waters, president of the club, presid
ed. and R. U Sabin was chairman.
Or. W. B. HI neon, pastor of the East
Side Baptist Church, reviewed the
fathers and sons movement in an elo
quent address. Another speaker was
Will M. Cressy. of the Orpheum cir
cuit, who is one of the original Four
Minute Men appointed by resident
Wilson with the United States as hi
territory. Nelson G. Pike of the Board
of Education, gave a recitation partic
ularly appropriate to Lincoln a anni
versary.
Approximately 69 members of the
Rotary Club will leave at 7 o'clock this
morning to attend the Northwest con
ference of Rotary Clubs. The delega
tion wul strive to secure tbe next con
ferenee for this city.
THE "BLOOD AND
IRON" POLICY
Is Important In peace as well aa In war.
Every man and woman who would be
a winner and not a slacker should have
the strength of Iron in tbe blood.
Tbs new Iron tonic, Peptlron, com
bines this valuable metal in medicinal
form so that It Is sasily digested and
readily assimilated- Peptlron also In
cludes pepsin, nux. celery, gentian and
other tonics sedatives for the nerves,
digestives and Carminatives a health-
giving medicine In convenient pill form.
Take It for anemia or thin blood.
paleness, nerve debility, brain-fag.
One Of two Peptlron after each meaj
will quickly tail a story of marralous
ttsuliav Get it iouajr, Ad. .
SILKS ;4
From the Orient
Just received by direct shipment through the
Portland Customs-House yesterday afternoon. Con
tracted for more. than a year-ago and delayed in
shipment hene offered
AT SPECIAL PRICES
With silks at their present high mark, this is a most extraordinary
event.. and silks will be wonderfully popular this' Summer.
PLAIN PONGEES
, S1.19, $1.39, $1.59
' In the newest and most wanted natural colors. Some a full
yard wide and others 33 or 34 inches. Splendid weights.
PRINTED PONGEES
. $1.09, $1.59, $1.89
The popular silk for outdoor wear. There will be a tremendous
demand for these silks in a few weeks, and if you are foresighted
you will buy now. Lovely polka dot and ring dot patterns; 33
inches wide.
White Shantung
$1.67, $2.19, $2.69
The lovely; oyster, white that is so becoming',
and so handsome. For' suits or skirts or dresses
33 and 34 inches wide. .
7L
Missbb"sbBb1s""""ssi
36-Inch HABUTA1 SILK
White Only
67c 87c 97c
, Second Floor
. -Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
cTMerchandise ofcMeril Only" '
SMILAGE COMES NEXT
DRIVES -OP ROTARY CUBS BEGINS
OX 5IOXDAY,
Books of Tickets Prepared to GlTe Sol
diers Chance to Enjoy Amusement
.features ta Csatonmeats.
Beginning .with next Monday morn
ing the smileage book drive, will be con
ducted in Portland for four days under
the auspices of the Rotary Club. This
is a National affair and these books
are being sold all over - the United
States under the auspices of the Rotary
clubs in the different cities.
The MilitaryK entertainment Council,
appointed by , the Secretary of War,
has originated a type of book of tickets
that ; members of the soldier's family
and his friends may send to him at
the front. The books are made up of
coupons somewhat like trie mileage
books of the railroads, and come in
two sizes, 20 coupons for $1. and an
other size, 100 for Jo. These coupons
will1 be good for payment for seats
at any performance in any camp the
ater. Probably, as the movement grows,
they will be made good also for certain
other and similar uses.
Four comedy companies have al
ready been assigned to the circuit of
Army cantonments, and these enter
tainments have been arranged so that
the shows will be varied and will not
be along the same line.
Between the professional offerings
there are to be regular amateur pro
ductions, so that the men may have an
will be able to provide suitable pro
grammes for themselves.
These books will be for sale in the
downtown business district and every
one will be given -an opportunity to
do their share.
Choral Society to Give Concert.
GRKSHAM. Or., Feb. 12. (Special.)
The Ores ham Choral Society, Joseph A.
Finley. coTductor, Mrs. J. E. Clanahan,
accompanist, will give its first concert
in the opera-house tomorrow evening.
Miss Goldie Peterson, soprano; Mrs. J.
A. Finley. soprano: Mrs. Ethel Meade
pianist, and Harold Moore, basso, and
the Aeolian Male Quaret, of Portland,
will assist. The chorus numbers .26
voices MesdamesE.- W. Ay Is worth, L.
K. Backstrand, .C O. Branson, ' J. N.
Clanahan, James Elkinston, Myrtle
Myers, C. A. Radford. J. C. Schultz, F.
C. Todd, Misses Efitie Bradley, Grace
Hartley, Emma B. Johnson, Gladys
Neal. Winnifred Osborn, Mildred St.
Clair and Henrietta Wiles, Messrs. Dr.
J. E. Clanahan, W. E. Child. L.. R. Mallr-
cort. Glen Rusher, Charles St. Clair, L. H.
Stone. W. E. Townsend, Leslie Walrad,
Lesley Wiles. Several Portland sing
ers, members of the Portland Oratorio
Society will assist in the chorus. .
Perdu Woman Sets Record.
P.OSEBL'RG. Or., Feb. 12. (Special.)
Miss Evelyn Hanks, of Perdue, a
small settlement in this county, has the
distinction of being the largest indi
vidual buyer of war savings stamps,
having purchased $500 worth. A cam
paign is on among the school children
of this city for the war cause and many
are investing. : ,
of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Mawhirter
were married in Chehalis January 27,
190S. The complaint charges the de
fendant with cruel and Inhuman treat
ment. Plantiff alleges that in Novem
ber, 1915, her husband forced her to
leave her home.
Phone your want ads to The Orego-
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Cliohalls Woman Asks Divorce.
'CHEHALIS, 'Wash., Feb.' 12. (Spe-
active part in the enterprise and sotcial.) Irene Mawhirter has filed a suit
that when tney sro to tne rront tneyiror divorce against iviarK aiawiurier.
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