Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 19, 1919, Page 2, Image 2

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Blew Director Making Effort to
Straighten Out Matters.
Inquiry in Case of Carl Fenton of
Dallas Brings Information That
v Will Be Surprise o Father.
ington, Aug. IS. (Special.) Desperate
efforts to straighten out the tangle at
the War Risk Insurance bureau appear
to be of no aTalL The new director.
R. G. Choltnlcr-Jones has impressed
those who have come to know him as
an earnest, well-meaninic man who
wants to get at the trouble, but there
are abundant evidences that be is not
The bureau issues frequent publicity
natter explaining that the difficulty in
identifying cases is due to similarity
of names. For example, there are sev
eral thousand John Smiths and several
hundred John Browns and so on for
ever. But this explanation is not alto
gether satisfactory for two reasons.
There are some large private life in
surance concerns in the United States
which are handling without confusion
many more names than the bureau of
war risk insurance has ever had in its
And while there are several thousand
John Smiths who wore the United
States uniform In the late war there
were not several thousand of that name
from Stayton. or Dallas, or Antelope.
Or. Some recent efforts to get at Ore
gon cases In the bureau demonstrate
beyond dispute that it is practically
impossible to get either Intelligent ac
tion or information.
rase ef Carl Fm Cite.
Take for example the case' of Carl
Fenton of Dallas, Or, mustered out of
the' army on March 15. this year; his
death following on May J. His father
wrote to the war risk bureau to In
quire about the son's insurance. Some
time after a letter reached Mr. Fenton
under date of June IS saying that the
adjutant-general had been called on
for official notice of the soldief s death,
after which ar.y claims for insurance
or compensation would be Investigated.
Failing to hear further from the
bureau Mr. Fenton wrote another let
ter on July 20 making further inquiry
and saying that he had paid two
months' premium on the son's policy
though having reasons to believe that
the premiums had been paid by the
son before his death.
on August 7 a letter from the di
rector of the bureau said he was in
vestigating the case, and on August 12
another letter was written from the
director's office which Indicated that
the bureau was each day getting fur
ther away from the actual data in the
case than when the correspondence be
gan. Among other startlimz disclos
ures, one which will be a revelation to
H. U. Fenton. is that he himself died
several months ago. although he wrote
a letter under a Dallas. Or, date line
as late as July 20. This last letter from
the bureau written August 12 reads;
father's Deatk Heperted.
Replying to letter in behalf of H. L.
Fenton of Dallas. Or- relative to pay
ment of insurance benefits on the life
of his son. Carl B. Fenton. I have the
honor to advise that this soldier had
applied for Insurance In the sum of
Jlo.000, payable to his father as sug
"However, the father died subsequent
to his discharge from the military serv
ire and the final adjudication of the
case has necessarily been held in abey
ance, pending an Investigation for the
purpose of ascertaining whether or not
premiums were paid by the soldier, fol
lowing his separation from the serv
Several statements in this letter are
interesting, the first of which la that
Carl Fenton had "applied for insur
ance." This statement is indeed inter
esting when one sees in the corre
spondence an original premium notice
calling for payment of July premium
mailed to Carl Fenton at the L Creole
club. Dallas. Or., from the same bureau
which says he "had applied for insur
ance." And this notice went out
months after the bureau was notified
of the soldier's death.
i'oafllrtiag Statements Made.
On April 24 a letter was writtln to
the bureau of war risk insurance In
quiring about the insurance on the life
of the late Albert W. Pugh. soldier son
of Walter D. Pugh. of Astoria. Or.
After an investigation the bureau wrote
on March 19:
"Evidence in our files indicates that
the above mentioned soldier applied
for war risk insurance, but our index
has failed to furnish us with the ap
plication number and we have been un
able to locate any trace of the insur
ance. We would appreciate any infor
mation that might aid in disposing of
this claim. A statement giving us his
rank and organization, the names of
tlie different camps in which he served
and his location at the date of his
death would assist us considerably."
The information desired was fur
nished and in a letter under date of
April 29. the bureau wrote:
"The files of the bureau have been
carrfutly consulted, and it has not been
disclosed that contract insurance was
applied for by the deceased soldier."
It will be observed that this Is con
trary to the letter of March 1. which
said. "Evidence In our files Indicates
that the above-mentioned soldier ap
plied for war risk insurance."
Since this last letter a definite ruling
has been made by the bureau that Al
bert W. Puch was not insured.
tt"nnHnnel Kr.m Flmt lage. I
ment meaut war. He had heard that
a similar view was expressed in the
letter from General Bliss to the presi
dent which tho latter haa declined to
send to the senate as a matter of
public policy. The United States, the
witness assertea. could not avoid being
drawn into such a war.
Japaa Rrapert Oaly Fern.
Mr. Millard gave it as bis personal
view, based on 20 years' experience with
far esstern politics, that Japan never
would leave Shantung until she was
confronted with "a superior force"
Asked whether he meant a superior
moral force imposed by the league of
nations, he reputed:
"I mean material force Japan does
net care a snap of her fingers for
moral fnr-e.
Concluding a detailed story of the
Shantung negotiations, which he 'said
came directir from delegates to the
conference. Mr. Millard said:
"tn my opinion if a marplot bad aet
out deliberately to put China in an em
barrassing position, the outcome could
not have been more unfavorable. China
has lost out entirely on her Shantung
claim. Py reason of advice given her
by the United Statea she did not raise
at all ether questions in which she was
interested. And by reason of her re
fusal to t'.gn the treaty under those
circumstances she is completely iso
lated. Mr. Millard-declared the original ac
quisition' of German rights in Shan
tung was largely responsible for the
Hay open-door policy and was one of
the Indirect causes of the Russo-Japanese
war. The German rights were
acquired, he said, with the secret aeseut
of the former Russian czar.
In the event of China's rupture of
diplomatic relations with Germany, Mr.
Millard said.' China tried to get guar
antees from the allies that the integ
rity of Chinese territory would be pro
tected at the peace table. Unable to
get more than a "negative" reply, the
witness said, the Chinese foreign office
appealed to American Minister Reinech
at Pekin.
At 'that time, however. Pacific cable
communication was interrupted and for
several days Dr. Reinsch could not get
word from Washington.
"Dr. Reinsch told the Chinese for
eign office, however," continued Mr.
Millard, "that he felt justified in say
ing that China could count on the
diplomatic support of the United States
in seeing that China's rights were pro
tected in the peace conference. China
then broke off relations on the advice
of the United States."
The Lansing-Ishii agreement of 1917,
the witness said, was concluded with
out the knowledge of China. When the
text, as sent from Toklo, was made
public In Pekin. he said, the clause by
which the United States recognized
Japan's "special interest" in China was
translated Into both Japanese and Chi
nese "in a way to amount to a recogni
tion of Japan's paramount interest in
"Japan stuck to her interpretation,
and we stuck to ours," continued the
witness, "and there the matter has
stood. China threw up her hands and
said 'the United States will not back
us up, and we must do the best we
can.' "
Chinese delegates told him it was on
the advice of the United Statea
that they did not raise ques
tions of extra territoriality, fu
ture financial co-operation in China,
and abrogation or the 20 or more
"regional understandings." The Ameri
can government "was fully sympa
thetic" with China's stand on these
subjects. Millard said, but thought it
might "befog the issue" if matters not
directly connected with the peace set
tlements were introduced.
SecreteAarreesaeats Revealed.
When the Shantung question arose.
President Wilson, Millard said he had
been Informed, suggested it be left for
the league of nations. Japan, objecting.
revealed for the first time the secret
agreements by which the allies were
to support the Shantung claims.
On April 23, Millard continued, China
submitted a compromise proposal that
she would consent to cede German
rights in Shantung to Japan if the
other four members of the council of
five would agree to stand In the posi
tion of "co-trustees" for eventual re
turn of the province to China; that
China would reimburse Japan for her
expense in taking Kiao Chow; that
Tsin Tao should be made an interna
tional port, and that Japan should de
finitely promise to return Shantung
within a specific time.
If this issue does not lead to war
between the United States and Japan
within ten years." said the witness,
"the ice will at least get so thin that
we won't know whether we can get
over or not."
O pea-Door Policy la Peril.
Asked how the Shantung agreement
might lead to war between Japan and
the United States, the witness said
there, were many dangerous elements
Involved. As an example, he said, the
cumulative effect of Japan's successes
in China might easily encourage her
to assume commercial rights which
would trespass on the Hay open-door
policy -or on the special commercial
treaties the United States has with
"This Japanese situation," he said,
"has been . creeping up on us Just as
the German situation crept up on us.
and you are going to have to beat it,
and you can't - beat it with words.
You'll have to fight.
"It may start with a fight between
Japan and China. But American mis
sionaries will be killed and American
rights violated, and sooner or later we
will be swept in."
Mr. Millard said he believed thd
senate could overcome the Shantung
feature without touching a word or a
comma In the treaty. He suggested
that there be a covenant in connection
with the special defensive treaty with
France, which would bind France and
Great Britain to stand with the United
States if the Hay policy in the far
east ever was threatened.
Debate Breaks Out Again.
During the day the strategic posi
tions of the opposing forces in the
treaty ratification fight in the senate
showed no signs of change, but there
was another outburst of debate during
which Senator Borah, republican, Idaho.
declared that news of unrest abroad
waa being suppressed by British and
French news agencies "while the
senate is being whipped to ratify the
treaty before the facts are known."
The large number of questions
senators want to ask the" president
made it appear doubtful to some com
mittee members whether the White
House conference tomorrow could be
concluded at one sitting. The presi
dent Is to meet the committee at 10
A. M. in the blue room and it is as
sumed that after a two or three-hour
session the discussion will be inter
rupted until a later date, if the com
mittee etill haa questions it desires to
Repufclleaas to dais oa Negotiations.
It seems likely that most of the
questions from republican members
will center around the peace negotia
tions, rather than the president's in
terpretation of the treaty provisions.
The republicans have indicated that
they are anxious to learn how various
decisions were reached, but desire to
shspe their opinions on their own In
terpretatlons of the treaty as it now
Members today said that as a matter
of course there would be no attempt to
cross-question the president, but It was
assumed some sharp exchanges might
develop from the discussions. In the
committee membership are included
some of the bitterest opponents of the
treaty in Its present form, including
Chairman LrfMlge. Senator Borah, Idaho;
Senator Johnson, republican. California,
and Senator Fall, republican. New
Reported Letter From Charles
Declared Forgery.
General Bandholz Wants Early Ac
tion; Food Blockade Urged
Until Seizures Cease.
BUDAPEST, Aug. 18. By the Asso
ciated Press.) King Ferdinand of Rou
manian according to reliable reports,
visited Budapest last week incognito.
Four Hungarian monitors, manned by
British seamen, have arrived here.
Archduke Joseph, head of the Hun
garian state, denied today that he had
received a letter from former Emperor
Charles, as charged in dispatches from
Budapest to Berlin newspapers. The
latter, it is alleged, ordered him to take
over the power in Hungary and
thanked him for his services to the
Hapsburg dynasty.
The letter as published in Berlin, ac
cording to those familiar with Haps
burg court documents, bears the stamp
of forgery.
It is pointed out on behalf of Arch
duke Joseph that he cannot exercise
the power of a sovereign but can. act
only as regent for the interests of the
former emperor and his eldest son.
According to the law of succession in
Hungary, it is said, no archduke can
ascend the throne while a male - de
scendant of a king is alive or even if
the king has been banished.
Brigadier-General Harry H. Band
holtz. American member of the allied
military mission here, is urging his col
leagues to ask the peace conference to
act quickly in regard to the presence
of Roumanians in Hungary. This action
was taken in view of reports coming
n from all sides that the Roumanians
continue to requisition food supplies.
Captain Thomas C. Gregory, chief
allied administrator in Central Europe,
takes a strong position regarding food
and will permit none to enter Hungary
as long as the Roumanians continue
their seizures. This food was pur
chased by him with Hungarian money
wnicn ne obtained In Vienna when the
communist regime collapsed.
Government of Archduke Joseph
Made Up Without Consultation.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
LONDON. Aug. 18. (Special Cable.)
"A new Hungarian government has
been definitely constituted without the
approval or disapproval of the com
mission of four entente generals now
in residence at Budapest."
So wires A.- Beaumont, the Milan
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.
He adds: ''An agreement has been
reached by which Count Paul Teleki
withdraws from the Szegedin govern
ment and enters the Budapest coali
tion government without portfolio. He
la intrusted especially with all nego
tiations with the Paris conference and
with the preparation of the prelimi
naries looking to peace.
"So the Szegedin (anti-communist)
government ceases to exist, and the
entente will now deal directly on all
Hungarian matters with the govern
ment of Archduke Joseph, who was
designated as royal prince in a procla
mation announcing the constitution of
the new ministry last Friday."
Count Paul Teleki is well known as
an authority on the history of geog
raphy. He is 50 years of age, and has
received the honorary degree of LL. D.
from the University of Budapest, where
he was educated. He is president o
the geographical institute and secre
tary-general of the Hungarian geo
graphical society.
Our Store Closes at 1 P. M. on Wednesdays During July and August
J In Order That Our Employes May Enjoy a Well Earned
Weekly Half Holiday During These Hot Months.,
Help to Make This Movement Universal by Arranging
to do YOUR Shopping in the Forenoon on Wednesdays.
A New Warm Weather Relief Destined for Wide Acceptance t
"Futurist" Underwear for Women
"Athletic Style," With
Feminine Daintiness
Union Suits with elastic material across the back, to permit utmost
freedom of movement; in correct design, and of exquisitely fine
material ; cool, pretty, practical.
Women's "Futurist" Union Suits
At $1.50
of white and flesh batiste, and in either style round or square neck.
Athletic Union Suits of fine nainsook, in pink or white; with bodice
top, at $2.00.
Women's "FUTURIST" Union Suits of other desirable materials are
priced at $1.75 $2.25 S2.50 $3.25.
'. Advance Showing and Sale
The New
Charming Styles in Popular
Materials at A 11 PricesFrom
rr Would you enjoy seeing the
jl new styles ? Accept our invi
tation to do so at your earliest
convenience. Here you'll find the
most charming styles in popular
materials satins, tricolettes,
paulette, serges, tricotine, jer
sey, etc. Models suitable for all
occasions and for both women
and young ladies. Our usual
moderate prices prevail
$28.50 to $79.00
Standard Quality
at 35c Yd.
ffi Pretty plaid styles es
pecially desirable for
women's house dresses
and for children's school
at 39c Yd.
! A special clean-up sale
il of broken lines and
odd bolts of fancy cur
tain materials Madras,
Scrim and Bungalow Net,
in white and colors.
At Prices Important Because of Their Lowness.
95c a Yard
for beautiful Filet Laces, es
pecially suitable for collars.
Most exceptional values.
Sc a Yard
for Zion Val Edges and Inser
tions, Cotton Cluny Edges
and Imitation Filet Laces.
10c a Yard
for Cotton Cluny Laces
Edges and Bands, suitable
for curtains and fancy work.
15c to 40c
for Imitation Crochet Laces,
Edges and' Bands, all widths
and choice new patterns.
25c a Yard
for Brassiere Laces in both
Filet and Cluny designs.
Priced this sale at 25.
$2.75 to $6.75 Yard
Pleated Organdie, Ruffled and
Tucked !e. l ucked
$1 a Garment
Men's Balbriggan Shirts and
Drawers in all sizes up to 50.
$150 a Suit
Men's Porosknit Union Suits
of perfect fit and finish.
$2 a Suit
Men's Richmond Union Suits
of .seasonable weight in
cream and ecru.
$10 a Suit
Men's Standard Athletic
Union Suits of cross-bar
nainsook. -
$2 a Suit
Men's Copper Bennington
Spring Needle Union Suits.
$1 a Suit
Men's Athletic Union Suits of
fine quality nainsook.
Turkish Towels
fn A complete stock in all
tJ white. Sizes to suit all
20tf to $1.00.
r Colored bordered, in all
11 sizes and prices from
50 to $1.50.
Ex-Members of Multnomah Defense
Regiment to Dine Thursday.
Formal opening of the Multnomah
Guard clubrooms. at 232 Chamber of
Commerce building, will be held next
Thursday night. Supper will be ten
dered to all former membera of the
home defense regiment and their
friends. Reservations should be made
by calling Main 5144.
Occupying spacious quarters on the
second floor of the Chamber of Com
merce building, the clubrooms com
prise all the customary conveniences
and comforts, including ' rest room,
reading room, pool and billiard tables
and a cafeteria service. Officials of
the club extended an open invitation
to ex-members of the regiment, now
disbanded, and to their friends, to -visit
the clubrooms at any time-
Officers of the club are D. C. Bowman,
president; Umar S. bpencer. vice-presi
dent; Lu P. Campbell, secretary; R. J.
Kirkwood, treasurer, and F. I. Whit
tlesey, manager.
ronllniied From K!rt P I r. )
consuming more, and we are producing
less. These are facts. It cannot last."
K lKi Cost S200 .000.000,000.
The war coat f40.000.000.00u the pre
mier declared. Most of this sum was
spent for purposes of destruction.
He asserted that tha change from
war to peace conditions would take
just as Ions; as the change from peace
to war.
The national debt, he declared, had
grown from 641.000,000 to I7.S00.-000.000.
Cnttniiei From First Pare.)
chinfe and additions," concluded Mr.
Meier. "th business of the firm in Its
$2 year In Portalnd will have shown
a development unparalleled in the his
tory of the northwest. With the new
enterprise there will be given the same
standard of service and satisfaction
that permeates the present business
of Meier Krsnk company.
Phon your want ad to The Orego
nian. Main 7070. A C09&. -
Assessments for Proposed Viaducts
Prove Far From Popualr.
Protests that are pouring into the
city auditor's office against the pro
posed assessments against property
owners for construction of the Oregon
Washington railroad regrade and ac
companying viaducts will come before
the city council Wednesday. Many of
the protests declare the improvement
would benefit the entire city and
should be paid for from the general
Under the plan adopted for con
struction of the viaducts, the railroad
company was . held responsible for 60
per cent of their cost, the city to as
sume 20 per cent and the balance to
be met through the assessment district
plan. Notices have been sent to prop
erty owners in the district and the
remonstrances now coming indicate
that the assessment is anything but
lone Woman Victim of Auto Acci
dent; Husband May Die.
Funeral services for Mrs.' M. K. Gil
lette of lone. Or., who was killed Sun
day morning when the automobile In
which she and her nusDana were ria
ing was struck by an O.-W. R. & N.
train on the Heppner branch, will be
held this morning in Portland from the
Chambers chapel, with private serv
ices following at Sellwood crematorium.
Mrs. Gillette waa formerly Mrs. Ella
Pettigrew of this city.
M. H. Gillette, the husband. Is un
conscious In the Heppner hospital, with
but little hope entertained for his re
covery, according to Joe H. Jordan,
who was Mrs. Gillette's son-in-law.
The collision occurred four miles
from fone Sunday- morning, when train
No. 2i crashed into the auto in which
Mr. and Mrs. Gillette were or their way
to church. The auto was tossed frc .1
the crossing and demolished. 1
Tlie Most in Value The Best in Quality
Store Opens at 8:30 A. M.; Saturday at 9 A. M.
Store Closes at 5:30 P. M.; Saturday at 6 P. M.
rn High - grade, fashionable
D Pumps in patent colt and
vici kid leathers, styles with
high or low heels. All sizes.
Considerably underpriced at
Vast Amount of "Comforts"
Soldiers In Field and
Big Military Camps.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Approximate
ly J7.000.000 of the funds expended by
th Knights of Columbus for war work
iiirtnir the vear ending June 30 were
devoted to purchase of "creature com
fr.rt" which were distributed to the
mi.n of the. army and navy free of cost,
according to a report on war activities
issued tonight.
Amnne the comforts which were dis
tributed were 900,000.000 beef cubes,
cignoooftfl cigarettes. 3,750,000 pipes,
S4 RSI Dounds of Pipe 'tobacco and
3.000.000 Dounds of candy.
During the 12 months, says the re
nnrt the kniehts received 117,000,000
of the 125.000,000 allotted them in the
united war work campaign, 10 wnicn
was added 31.776.409 which had been
collected by the knights prior to the
war work drive. Disbursements were
for activities in the United States, fo.
is nfirt.79. and for overseas, ,iau,
082.62. a total of 315.018.143.41, leaving
. , . 1 1 'i
an unexpenaeu omaato ul
151 4R
The knights maintained overseas its
huts and clubs of substantial size and
enuiDDed about an equal number of
smaller clubs. Thirty-two clubs were
aintained In Germany, four In Italy
nine in the British isles ana one in
Antwerp. The Knights sent xuto wom
en overseas.
known origin destroyed the Ryan Fruit
company warehouse here early this
morning, causing a loss of 3100,000.
The building and large quantities of
stored food were destroyed.
Butte Has $100,000 Fire.
BTJTTE. Mont., Auer. 18. Fire of an-
keeps skins clear
27t spile of everything
The smoke and dust of city life,
the sun and wind of the country,
the steam and dirt of housework
all spell ruin for pood complex
ions But the regular use of
Resinol Soap, with an occasional
application of Resinol Ointment,
keeps the skin so clean, clear and
fresh that it simply cannot Jtelp
being beautiful.
All draCTistsMnllcvfoolSotpsvdOrat.
smt Wbr doa't yoa bcia mmai Acmi
Rev. James Jlvhi, Returned From
France, to Receive $200 a Month.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 18. (Special.)
Rev. James Elvin has been elected sec
retary of the Salem T. M. C. A. ai a
salary of 3200 a month. The selection
was made at luncheon of the directors
of the institution held here yesterday.
Mr. Elvin was pastor of. the Fjrst
time the United States entered the war,
being previously located at The Dalles.
He served as a Y. M. C. A. secretary
in France during the conflict, and later
was sent back to America to assist in
raising funds. Near the close of the
war he returned to Europe to help in
closing up the affairs of the organiza
tion in that country.
with the 10th Held artillery, which
sailed from Brest for New York on the
Prinz Frederick Wilhelm August 14.
General Drake, chief of the motor
transport corps, today denied a request
that the transcontinental motor trans
port train be sent north from San Fran
cisco through Portland and Tacoma to
vp tz T!7 C. C3!
2 4 Oregon and Washington Boys
Leave Brest for New York.
ington. Aug. 18. One officer and 23
Congregational church of Salem at the men from Oregon and Washington are 1
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In eight lessons ladles
$2.50. gentlemen $5.00
at DeHonf?y'g Beautiful
Academy, 23d and Wash
ington. New summer
c 1 a s s es start Monday.
Tuesday and Thursday
evenings 8 to
Plenty of desirable part
ners and practice. No
embarrassment. Private
lHAonfi Jill hnurK. Larn
from professional
dancers. Secure your
tickets at these low
summer rates before prices advance.
Tickets are good until used.
Saturday evening1, Auerust 80. Dancing1
parties every Wednesday and Saturday
evenings. Best muistc. Popular prices.
Mr. DeHoney will Kive exnioitions in
beautiful Spanish and classical dances.
Don't uitiis this opening party, fhous
lUaiu 7Cid. k Tell your Irieudo.