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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY. TUNE 6, 1918.
WELCOME TO BOYS
Religion Means Much to Lads
and They Reverently At
WESTERN MEN FRATERNIZE
Oregon Preacher - Held to Be All
Right, for This State Has Repu
tation In France Letters
From Home Needed.
BY CARL G. DOXET,
President of Willamette University.
SOMEWHERE IX FRANCE. May 6.
A lady . and her dog- have been caus
ing me much hardship. She is em
ployed by the Y. M. C. A. as an enter
tainer and coming to this headquarters
town. Blie was to have her meals with
the local Y. people at the officers'- club.
She insisted on having- her dog es
with her and the dog insisted on salut
ing every officer in a really unconven
tional manner. Whereupon there was
insistence that the dog should have his
meals elsewhere. The lady expressed
certain sentiments and departed, trail
ing behind her the offending dog and
an atmosphere in which attar of roses
mingled with official opinion concern
ing canines. The incident was closely
followed by an edict and my appear
ance. The edict declared that Y "tal
ent" was too artistic and soulful for
the club and. therefore, the club was
closed to such persons.
For three days I wandered from the
miserable hotel to cafe and restaurant
and back to restaurant, cafe and hotel.
Kggs and war bread three times a day
for there days will make anyone des
perate. The desperation lifted the ban
and early this morning a polite gentle
man called with the requst that I here
after take my meals at the club.
The day has been characterized by
three perfectly wonderful American
meals a. statement that means little
to the people in the states; but it
means much to a healthy man who has
had no white bread or butter or pie or
jam for a month. What a bother and
what & comfort one's stomach can be.
Contrasting my feelings today with
those last night, I know that I was
hungry, abominaBly hungry. Now I
am as contented as Punch and the riot
ously rambling town, built before the
flood, begins to look rather pretty.
KatUers Are at Front.
This is confirmation day fcr the boys
and girls of the Catholic faith. They
have been, moving to and from the
church in happy groups. They are
clothed in new garments, the boys In
black and white, the girls in snowy
dresses and bearing a crown of rosettes
upon their heads, from which stream
gauzy veils. They were radiant, really
beautiful, and their mothers gazed
upon them with beaming joy and open
pride. But I saw no fathers. They
are not here. They are at the front or
sleeping, in the transfigured bosom of
France. The great bells of the cathe
dral have been jubilant all day. They
are noted for their harmony, tone,
number and range in size, and when
sounding together they make a vol
ume that is thrilling. France has not
melted any of her bells into cannon;
that time is infinitely far off, but when
it comes she then will have been "bled
This also is market day in the town
and the square is crowded. I visited
the place at 2 o'clock and much had al
ready been bought and taken away.
Had one been interested to consider
it one would have known that there are
a good many goats in the world. I
never thought that such a collection of
kids could possibly be assembled in
one spot; but at this hour there were
at least 500 bawling baby goats In
crates and leg-tied, lying upon straw.
A kid cries like a week-old baby, with
a voice intensified a hundred-fold, and
when the market place broke loose in
a chorus it sounded like a thousand
maternity hospitals with the windows
open. - .
French Hen Xo Pacifist.
There were eggs here in quantities
which indicate that the French hen is
no pacifist. I estimated that the eggs
offered for sale would make an omelet
a mile square and leave enough over
for all the Red Triangle talent that
may visit during the war. There
were other products of the farm and
factory, but this assuredly was a high
day for kids and eggs.
I preached, in the , Y. hut at
3 0:30 this morning to a congregation
which more than filled the place. The
minister at home lias no such eager
and sympathetic hearers as are these
men in khaki who have no new suit
for Sunday. The sermon was followed
by the sacrament of the Lord's supper,
not observed in a manner which would
conform to that of any denomination.
but I have no doubt about it being ac:
ceptable to him who instituted it. A
eervice of this nature means an infi
nite thins to men who expect soon te be
at the front, facing that unknown
something so filled with measureless
and dread possibilities. Fine-souled
servants of a holy cause, we humbly
salute them and reverently pray that
they may go white-souled Into what
ever is appointed to them.
This evening T preacher! at another.
j ONE OF NATURE'S
Acts just like a wireless mes
sage and "ouch" is
Press an electric button and you
form a contact with a live wire which
rings the bell. When your shoes press
against your corn it pushes its sharp
roots down upon a sensitive nerve and
"ouch" ou get a shock of pain.
Instead of trimming your corns,
which merely makes them grow, just
step into any drugstore and ask for a
quarter of an ounce of freezoife. This
will cost very little but is sufficient
to remove every hard or soft corn or
callus from one's feet. A few drops ap
plied directly upon a tender, aching
corn stops the soreness instantly, and
soon the corn shrivels up so it lifts
right out, root and all, without pain.
This drug never inflames or even irri
tates the surrounding skin. Adv.
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Pain along the back, dlzztnees, headache and
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When you fe?l all run down, tired, weak and
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Address Mother Gray Co.r Le Roy, K. V.
OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS
I' Office tonight issued the following
"During the day the enemy at dif
ferent points renewed his efforts to ad
vance, but was everywhere repulsed,
with serious losses. An attempt to
cross the Oise near Monalagache com
"North of the Aisne our counter at
tacks regained ground near Vingre.
We captured more than 150 prisoners
and some machine guns.
"In the region of Longpont the Ger
mans who had succeeded in making
some progress around Chavigny farm
were driven out, leaving in our hands
about 60 prisoners. Everywhere else
our. positions were maintained.
"Our aviators were very active In the
whole fighting zone. On June 4 In the
valley of the Savieres our bombing es
cadrilles dropped more than 17 tons of
projectiles on enemy concentrations
which were completely dispersed. On
the night of the fourth about 14 tons
of explosives were djropped on the rail
way stations! at Flames. Fere-En-Tar-denois,
Roye and Bohain.
"Four enemy machines were brought
dowri and two captive balloons burned.
An enemy machine on a grand model,
having four motors, was brought flown
on the night of June 1 In the region of
Nanteuil Le Haudouin. Its crew of
eight men were made prisoners."
LONDON, June 6. Field Marshal
Haig's report from British headquar
ters tonight says:
"As a result of an enemy raid this
morning in the neighborhood of Mor
Iancourt we captured 21 prisoners and
three machine guns.
"A few prisoners were captured by
our troops last night In successful
raids in the neighborhood of Lens and
south of La Bassee Canal.
"The hostile artillery has been ac
tive north of the Scarpe and Lys Rivers
and in the Merrls and Ypres-Comines
The British communication dealing
with aviation issued this evening says:
"The weather was overcast on the
Y. to a congregation which sat
and stood like children listening
to a fairy tale. Men from the West
were there and the. West ia a kind of
brotherhood. They came to me at the
close of the meeting. They think I am
all right, coming from Oregon because
Oregon's men in France have an un
Soldier Needs Home Xnn,
A home-sick lad wanted to know
when the war would end and how could
I tell him? He had received no letter.
from his father or mother for two
months and a hundred uneasy fears
pulled at his heart. He had enlisted
in January, 1917, three months before
he was 16 years old. He has been in
the front trenches twice, was once
struck by shrapnel and another time
his helmet was grazed by a rifle ball.
He wants to go back o the front, be
cause there he can do more of what
he came over to do. A handsome, clean
looking boy, he says he is going
through clean on the inside. I think he
will if the home folks do not forget to
A man of 24 who seemed to be an 18-
year-old boy has been in the service
nearly four years. He carries his serv
ice stripes in his pocket! "Aw, what's
the use of being different from the
other fellows?" .He came across with
the Canadians and was attached to an
English ambulance corps. He thinks
the front is a jolly sort of place and he
hopes soon to get the gas out of his
lungs so he can go back. A piece of
shrapnel lodged In his neck and. that.
with - exposure, caused the authorities
to give him an honorable discharge. He
gave it back and proposes to stay in
the struggle to the end. "Booze and
badness; naw! Even if I had no con
science the things I've seen in the hos
pitals would scars most of the devil
out of me."
There were others. We talked and
looked Into one another's eyes and
shook hands. It is 11 o'clock, I am
back in the tiny room which a little
old lady lets me use. Three times a
day she wants to know If there is any
thing I care for. Yesterday there were
two things I wanted? food and Oregon;
today there Is but one.
COLLEGE HAS NEW PLAN
TRUSTEES CONSIDER JOINT CON
TROL, OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Committee Appointed to Take Matte
I'p by Correspondence With United
Presbyterian Collepre Board.
ALBANY, Or., June 5. (Special.)
Steps toward the possibility of placing
Albany College -under the joint con
trol of the Presbyterian and United
Presbyterian churches were taken at
the annual meeting of the. board of
trustees of the college here today. A
committee was named to take up the
matter by correspondence with the
college board of the United Presbyte
rian Church. This action was taken
in response to a communication from
the college board of the Presbyterian
tphurch,. which denomination now con-
liuis xne ciMiege entirely.
The United Presbyterian Church has
no educational Institution west of the
Rocky Mountains and members of the
board" who favor the change suggest
that if th movement results in the
1 change proposed it will broaden the
scope of the college materially.
Selection of a permanent head will
be undertaken at the request of Dr.
Wallace Howe Lee, acting president,
who wishes to be relieved of this re
sponsibility. The committee named to
handle this matter are C. Ii Sox, Rev.
A. Melvin Williams, Dr. W. P. White,
Dr. Wallace Howe Lee and Clyde C.
JEWELERS MEET IN SALEM
Eleventh Annual Session Opens With
SALEM. Or., June 6. (Special.)
The Oregon Retail Jewelers' Associa
tion opened its eleventh annual ses
sion here today with a email attend
ance, but it is expected a large num
ber of delegates will be here for the
more important business meetings to
morrow. A. G. Clark, of Portland, gave the
principal address today. Mayor Keyes
welcomed the jewelers and F. M.
French, of Albany, secretary of the
A social meeting marked tonight's
part of the convention. Tomorrow of
ficers will be elected.
President Hetzel Honored.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis, June 5. (Special.) R. D.
Hetzel, former director of the Oregon
Agricultural College extension service
and now president of the New Hamp
shire Agricultural College, will receive
the doctor of laws degree from Dart
mouth. In a letter to W. A. Jensen,
executive secretary. President Hetzel
announces the close of the college year
and the early- beginning of training
courses for enlisted men, -
British front yesterday and the ene
my's aircraft were not active. One
hostile machine was brought down by
our airplanes and another driven down
out of control. One German balloon
"Besides reconnolssance work and
artillery co-operation, we dropped dur
ing the day and night 14 tons of bombs.
We lost no machines."
WASHINGTON. June 5. General
Pershing reported today the contact
between American and German patrols
in which Germans were killed.
The statement follows:
"Patrolling activity continues In
Picardy and In Lorraine where our
troops penetrated the enemy positions
and inflicted losses in killed and
wounded. In the Woevre artillery
fighting continues." "
PARIS, June 6. A Belgian official
communcation issued tonight reads:
"There was rather lively artillery
activity today, especially near Nleu-
rport. Our artillery vigorously bom
barded the enemy batteries ana its
destructive fire effectively quieted the
enemy cannon east of Nieuport."
ROME. June 5. The War -Office com
munication Issued today says:
"There, has been limited artillery
activity along the whole front. The
fire of the Italian batteries caused
conflagrations and explosions Inside the
enemy lines and also brought down a
captive balloon on the bank of the
"In the Monte Grappa region there
have been patrol encounter. An enemy
detachment was repulsed at Cortelazzo.
"Monday evening four enemy air
planes were downed."
BERLIN, via London, June E. "On
the battle front the situation is un
changed,", says the German official
communication issued this evening. ,
TRAFFIC MEN SHIFT
Railroaders Quit Private
NATIONS NEED PARAMOUNT
Gerritt Fort and B. Ii. Winchell Sur
render Offices With Union Pa
Also Made Public.
OJklAHA, Neb., June E. Gerritt Fort
has resigned as passenger traffic man
ager of the Union Pacific system, in
order to devote his entire time to the
direction of passenger traffio on the
American railways under Government
oontrol, according to official announce
ment at Union Pacific headquarters
B. L. Winchell, director of traffic of
the United Union Pacific System has
also resigned and becomes director for
the Southern region.
J. A. Munro, vice-president of the
Union Pacific, will henceforth handle
passenger traffic matters for that com
pany and the Oregon Short Line, with
headquarters-here. F. W. Robinson, of
Portland, will handle passenger traffic
for the Oregon-Washington line.
Gerrlt Fort and B. L. Winchell were
j two of the first men called Into federal
service when the government tooK con
trol of the railroads of the country.
B. L. Winchell has had much experi
ence on western railroads. Like most
of the successful railroad executives
of the country, he advanced from a
modest beginning to high responsi
Mr. Winchell was general passenger
agent of the Colorado lines of what
later became the Colorado & Southern
system, about 25 years ago, then be
came traffic manager of the enlarged
Colorado & Southern after the lines
linked with it finally came out from
under federal receivership. His ability
displayed there soon called him to
other fields and he became president of
the St. Louis & San Francisco, later
going to the Rock Island. Several
years ago he became director of traffic
for the Union Pacific system, the place
he has just resigned to give his entire
time and attention to government serv
ice. When called to the railroad ad
ministration he was made chairman of
the Interregional traffic committee. It
now appears that he is to take charge
of the Southern region.
Gerrlt Fort, an old-time Union Pa
cific man, was formerly general pass
enger agent of that system and then
became passenger traffic manager. He
has been for some time- In clrarge of
passenger traffic matters in the divi
sion of traffic of the administration,
with headquarters at Chicago.
F. W. Robinson is traffio manager
of the O-W. R. & N. lines of the Union
Pacific system and is also serving un
der the direction of the railroad ad
ministration as chairman of the Port
land district traffic committee In
charge of traffic matters for the North
western division. Mr. Robinson has
been in Chicago attending a confer
ence of traffic officials in relation to
the new rates recently announced and
Is expected to return to Portland the
first of the week.
Tillamook. Man Injured.
TILLAMOOK. Or.. June a. (Special.)
Farul AVenner, of Tillamook, who has
been working at the Sweeney &
Bremer shipbuilding plant, suffered a
fracture of the right leg this morning,
being crowded between two timbers.
He was taken to the Boales Hospital
In this city. , It Is thought that am
putation will not be necessary.
Little Talks on Classified
Loans may be quickly arranged
on delsrable farm or city property
through the medium of The Ore
gonian's classified columns. A
number of reliable firms and in
dividuals carry standing advertise
ments under the heading "Money to
Loan on Real Estate." They make
a specialty of this class of business
and it is to their interest to see
that both the lender and the bor
rower are fully protected.
If it is desired to get in touch
directly with the -lender an adver
tisement under "Loans Wanted"
will generally secure a quick re
sponse, but persons unexperienced
in business practices will usually
find it well worth while to consult
someone who is thoroughly familiar
with the matter of arranging mort
Oregonian classified ads' are read
by all classes by persons who have
money to loan, as well as by per
sons who wish to borrow money.
Y. IUL C. A. RENDERS
. HEBOID SERVICE
Canteen Workers in Thick of
Recent Heavy Fighting
' Along River Aisne.
WOMEN BRAVE. GUNFIRE
Many Association Secretaries Re
ported to Be Suffering From
SheIlShock or Erfects
of Poison Gas.
NEW YORK. June 5. Thrilling ac
counts of the service given the French
army by American Y. M. C. A. and
canteen workers during the heavy
fighting along the River Aisne. were
contained in dispatches received here
tonight by the association's war work
Men and women, ignoring the battle
which raged around them, carried food
and drink to the fighting soldiers and
made desperate efforts to destroy their
huts and remaining stores when
retreat seemed inevitable. They then
worked their way back, through storms
of shrapnel and machinegun fire, and.
taking their places with the troops in
the new positions, began again to min
ister to them.
Carl D. Lyttle, of North Brookfleld,
Mass., returned to a .burning village
which the troops were abandoning, to
help a crowd of Little children.
William Edward Wright, of Toledo,
O., and Eric MayelL of iNew lork City,
fought their way back with the regi
ment to which they were attached. At
each pause in the retirement they
-gathered what supplies they had and
served them to the soldiers as they
passed along the shell swept road.
Particular mention was made of Miss
Marie C. Herron, eister in-law of W.
H. Taft, and Miss. Jai.e Bowler, of
Cincinnati, both of whom worked with
the wounded while villages were burn
ing all aroajnd them.
Miss Bowler, who remained In "Sols-
sons during the last offensive, stuck
to her post despite the terrific bom
bardment and only left it when every
thing about It was in flames, an hour
before the Germans entered the city.
Many secretaries, the despatches said
were suffering from shell shock or the
effects of gas.
JAMES CHINN0CK RESIGNS
Governor "Will Appoint Percy
Cupper IVater Superintendent.
SALEM, Or., June 6. (Special.)
James T. Chlnnock, superintendent of
water division No. 1, comprising coun
ties west of the Cascades, has re
signed, effective July 15.
Governor Wlthycombe has announced
that he will appotnt Percy A Cupper
to succeed Mr. Chlnnock. Mr. Cupper
is the Republican nominee and now
assistant state engineer as well as sec
retary of the Desert Land Board.
Mr. Chlnnock has resigned to take
up the practice of law at Grants Pass,
having removed to that city from
Salem with his family several weeks
Mr. Cupper is considered an author
ity on irrigation matters and water
law and is author of numerous articles
widely published in technical maga
BOX COMPANY PROSPEROUS
Klamath Concern Increases
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., June 6.
(Special.) The fourth bandsaw has
Just been put in operation by the Chel
sea Box Company here.
This company, which was launched
less than a vear ago. now has a force
of 60 to 60 men and is fast building up
its business, orders are being received
faster than they can be filled. Com
pany representatives say they have not
been handicapped by car shortage at
At a recent meeting of the stock
holders the capital stock of the concern
was increased from $50,000 to $100,000,
5 1,741 Motor Vehicles Registered
SALEM, OR., June 6. (Special.) A
total of 54,741 motor vehicles were reg
istered by June 1, this year, according
to a statement Issued ty Secretary
Olcott today. The total fees received
for the half year were $403,677.50 as
compared to 38,242 vehicles registered
for the first six months of last year,
and $152,459.50 in fees received for the
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