Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 30, 1919, Page 3, Image 3

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Appeal Made to U. S. Press to
Reject Article on War.
Crnalnr Declares Homes of Dead
- fcbould "ot Be Profaned With Ac
count of Hon Brutalities.
ington. Au;. 'SJ.-An appeal to every
newspaper In the United States to fol
low the action of The Oregonlan In re
fusing to print General Ludendorffs
story or the war. was made in ine sen
ate today by Senator Chamberlain of
Oregon. Senator Chamberlain read the
follow inr telea-ram received from I
B. Feeler of Portland:
"Today's Oregonlan announces the
Ludendnrff story of the war will not
be printed in The Oregonlan. Every
one I l:now here says the patriotic de-
rti'nn of The Oregonlan Is right, and
ht the federal government should for
ttd at once the publication of the
Ludendorff story- in every paper of
tha United States. Why should our
dead and maimed soldiers homes be
profaned with Ludendorfra story vin
dicating; Han brutalities?
Appeal Made fa Coaareaa.
"I am In accord with the views of
Mr. Seley. who sends this telegram."
raid Senator Chamberlain, "and while
I would not undertake to restrain the
pre? from publishing: this story if they
ee fit to do so. yet 1 would appeal to
the patriotism of every newspaper in
the United States and bear them, as
congress ought to beg- them, not to pub
lish this story of the war.
"My reason for it can be found In
the character of the man who writes
this story."
After readinar an article purporting
to be a true character sketch of Gen
eral Ludendorff. Senator Chamberlain
"That Is the character of the man.
Can It be said that this propaganda, is
to be dineminated in the United States
thrrugh the Instrumentality of a so
called history of the war or story of
the war? Are the American people to
l educated from the German stand
point and to have Germany's theory of
the reason for the war. Germany's in
nocence in its instigation. Its harmless
carrying on of the war, through the
instrumentality of the story of this
dress in Oklahoma City. Okla.; Sep
tember 27. mid-afternoon address in
Little Rock. Ara, and night address in
Memphis; September 28 and 29. Louis
ville. Poarpaaeaseat la ReqnemteA.
Representative Rodenburg, republic
an, Illinois, introduced a resolution to
day proposing that congress declare
that "the president should postpone
his proposed tour of the country at
least until such time as we may know
definitely the problems which confront
us growing out of the country's in
dustrial situation and the cost of liv
ing problem."
A second resolution, by which the
house alone would ask the president to
remain in Washington, was offered by
Representative Strong, republican,
Kansas, who in an address in support
of his measure, said domestic and in
ternational conditions were such that
the absence of the president would be
"fraught with very grave dangers."
The resolution said the railroad and
labor situation generally "indicate the
necessity for immediate steps to brin
capital and labor together for a better
understanding; that "congress would
soon adopt the president's suggestion
to combat the cost of living" and "that
renewed absence of the president at
time when his signature is required to
place In effect measures adopted by
congress to reduce the high cost of liv
ng would occasion serious delay in
solving this vital problem."
The resolution went over without
Perahlaa: Meetlag Not Arraaged.
Whether the president will mak
speeches from the rear platform of hi
train has not yet been decided. He
has set fob himself the task of making
30 addresses in 26 days and to carry
out this programme it .will be neces
sary for him to deliver two speeches a
day for eight days of the trip as hi
Itinerary does not call lor any ad
dresses on Sunday.
The president will leave Washington
before General Pershing returns from
overseas. He had planned to meet the
general In Missouri, probably at St.
Louis, but under the revised Itinerary
he will be well across the continent
when General Pershing lands in New
Joint State-Federal Plan Is
Outlined to Committee..
story la Dfirairtd,
Senator Lodge, manifesting surprise,
interrupted to ask if "such a thing as
that" was to be published, adding that
he hoped It would not be done.
Senator Chamberlain then denounced
the Ludendorff story as German propa
ganda, deliberately planned to poison
the minds of the American people.
Delegation Asks Foreign Relations
'. Committee to Amend League
Covenant for Xegroes.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29. Asking for
an amendment to the peace treaty so
as to provide for racial equality, a dele
ration of negroes, speaking for the
National Equal Rights league, told the
senate foreign relations committee to
day that serious trouble might be ex
pected unless better treatment were ac
corded negroes in the United States.
"The black man has given notice.
aid A. Whaley. a New York negro,
"that what he has suffered in the past
will not be endured in the future. He
means business now. There can be no
Two amendments were proposed by
the Equal Rights league. One would
provide In the league of nations cov
enant that the members would agree
and vouchsafe to their own citisens the
"possession of full liberty, rights of
democracy and protection af life, with
out restriction or distinction based on
race, color, creed or previous condi
The other would add a similar guar
antee as a separata section of the
Chairman Lodge put Into the com
mittee record a statement by Ir. W. K.
Macklin. formerly of Nankin univer
sity, declaring that through Ita foot
hold In Shantung and by reason of
extra-territorial privileges, the Japa
nese government was re-establishing
throughout China the opium and mor
phine trade which Chinese statesmen
bad wiped out after years of effort.
Ex-Governor West Is Asked to Send
Entertainment Programme.
Ex-Governor Oswald West received
telegram yesterday from J. P. Tu
multy. secretary to the president, an
nouncing the time of arrival in Port
land at 5 o'clock A. M.. September 15,
nd asking for an outline of the tenta
tive programme of entertainment to
be provided. The message follows:
"The president will arrive in Port
land at 5 o'clock A- M.. Monday, Sep
tember 15, and will leave at 11 o'clock
the same night. Pleaae have com
mittee telegraph immediately the tenta
tive programme In detail, providing lor
indoor address and perhaps short motor
ride through city. Give particulars
as to size and acoustic properties of
hall. Of course, it is understood, meet
ing is to be non-partisan in character.
The president's party will consist of
Mrs. Wilson, tne secretary to me presi
dent. Rear-Admiral Grayson. Charles
L. Swem. Gilbert F. Close. Warren V.
Johnson and Edward F. Johnston,
stenographers; E. W. Smithers, seven
secret service operatives, two messen
gers, maid. 28 representatives of the
press, and photographers."
Mayor Baker is endeavoring to
learn details of the president's party
while it Is here. Upon receipt of this
information from the president s sec
retary, Joseph P. Tumulty, with whom
he is in touch, he probably will appoint
a general committee. A telegram seek
ing the final information was dis
patched yesterday from the mayor's
. That the president be given a royal
reception in Portland is the determined
wish, of Mayor Baker. Immediately
upon receiving word that President
Wilson had set September' 15 as the
day for his visit in Portland, the pub
lic auditorium was reserved for that
Sat on Activities In Case 'ot to Be
Given by Labor Secretary.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2. On the
round that publication of such in
formation would be incompatible with
the public interest. Secretary Wilson
today refused to furnish the house, a
report on the present activities of the
lator department In the case of Thomas
J. Mnoney. serving a life sentence after
conviction in connection with the pre bomb explosion in San
Francisco In 191.
The renort was requested In a reso
lution offered by Representative Blan
ton. democrat. Texas.
Ppnttnqd Worn Flryt Tar-
day at the White House, the first ad
dress will be delivered Thursday at
Columbus. O. : the second address at
Indianapolis that evening.' and other
addresses will be as follows:
September 5. St. Louis; September C.
morning address. Kansas Clty, Mo.
September and 7, Des Moines, with
addresses night of September ; Sep
tember t. morning address In Omaha.
Neb., and evening addjeea at Sioux
Falls. S. D.; September . St. Paul and
Minneapolis: September 10. Bismarck.
N. D.; September 11. forenoon address
in Millings, and evening address In
Helena. Mont.; September 12. forenoon
address In Coeur d'Alene. Idaho, and
afternoon address In Spokane, Wash.;
September 13 and 14. Tacoma with
evening address in Seattle. September
It; September IS. Portland. Or.: Sep
tember 17 and IS. San Francisco: Sep
tember 1. afternoon aad night In San
rnego. September 20 and 21. Los
Angeles: September 22. Reno. Nev.;
September 23. Salt Lake City; Septem
ber 24. late afternoon address In Chey
enne. Wyo.. spending the nfght in Dei
ver; September 23. forenoon address in
Denver, snd afternoon address in
Pueblo, Colo: September 2. forenoon
address in Wichita, Kan., evening ad-
Representative Haw ley's Measure to
Furnish State's Roster of Soldiers .
Incorporated in " Bill.
Charles C. Hart Is In charge of The Ore
ronlan News Bureau at Washington. His
oHic Is at C2 Kissa building.
ington. Aug. 29. (Special.) with the
return of several members of the house
roads committee who are absent from
the city. Representative Hawley hopes
to secure a favorable report on the bill
authorising an appropriation for the
Roosevelt highway in Oregon. Several
of the members who are absent have
expressed their approval of the bill and
should a favorable report fail to come
out It will be only because of the gen
eral clamor for economy. There is a
well-meant disposition on the part of
the present congress to hold down on
appropriations and some good legisla
tion is likely to suffer on this account.
e e
Representative Hawley bill direct
Ing the war department to furnish
each state with the complete roster of
all its soldiers in the world war, with
records of their services, having been
incorporated in the army appropria
tion bill which passed a lew weeks
ago. similar legislation is to be urged
for men who served in the navy. Rep
resentative Butler of Pennsylvania.
chairman of the house naval affairs
committee, will seek to incorporate the
same provision In the next naval bill.
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The postoffice department has ac
cepted the proposal of the Brooks sx
Co. bank at Goldendale. Wash., for the
renewal of the lease on the present
postoffice quarters at Goldendale for a
term of ten years from January 1. 1920.
Pensions have been granted In Ore
gon as roiiows: aiicnaei cnaries uris
coll. Newberg, 120; George W. Jennet.
Portland. 12.
The postoffice department is consid
ering a proposal for increased allow
ance for clerical help In the Woodburn,
Or, postoffice.
An investigation has been ordered
with a view of appointing postmasters
at Netarts. Tillamook county, and Gold
en. Josephine county. Oregon. Edward
K. Byers has been appointed postmas
ter at Olene. Klamath county. Or., and
Mrs. Susan A. Moore at Placer, Jo
sephine county.
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Representative Hawley's bill trans
ferring certain tracts of the Oregon
and California land grant to national
foresta for the protection of the water
supplies of Oregon City. Corvallis..Dal-
laa and Ashland adds :u acres to tne
Oregon national forest and 2400 to the
Siuslaw national forest and another
tract in Jackson county, the area of
which has not yet been determined,
will go into the Crater national foret
Xebraskan Asserts Concentration of
Political Power Is Worst Part
of Nationalisation.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. William
Jennings Bryan today laid before the
house interstate commerce committee
bis dual plan of state and federal own
ership of railway lines as a solution of
the railroad reorganisation problems.
In doing so, the former secretary of
state denounced private ownership of
the railroads as indefensible and In
tolerable and characterised railroad
magnates as political corruptionists.
"We have never tried government
cwnership." declared Mr. Bryan, re
ferring :o the railroad administration.
"A subsidized newspaper never thinks
to tell that the government took over
the railroads when the private owners
could not run them. The government
has been only in temporary control and
the roads in the hands of those who
wanted to see government ownership
fail so they could get the roads back."
Mr. Bryan advocated that the federal
government own a skeleton trunk line
system, reaching into every state.
which in turn would own the other
carriers within the state boundaries.
His plan, he estimated, would cost the
government 14,000.000.000 or $5,000,000.
000, while state ownership would be
decided by the people, who might de
cide for temporary private ownership.
Warfleld Urges His Scheme.
The committee also heard S. Davles
Warfield, who said his railroad plan
for a minimum interest return of S per
cent on rail securities through a man
datory adjustment of rates by the in
terstate commerce commission was in
principle indorsed by "50,000,000' per
sons owning or directly interested - in
railroad securities."
Representatives of two coastwise
shipping companies urged that port-to-port
rates should not be put under the
control of the interstate commerce
commission in reorganization legisla
Arguing against private monopoly.
Mr. Bryan said the railroads must be
considered as a monopoly and that "no
one can defend a private monopoly un
less he has so much stock in it that
it silences his conscience."
"Seeds of Anarchy" Feared.
Under private monopoly, he said, a
group of men, the owners, comes to
'distrust popular government," while
the victims driven to despair become
susceptible to the "seeds of anarchy."
Mr. Bryan agreed with the fundamen
tal proposition of the Plumb plan that
the government should own the roads
and such nationalization, he asserted.
would be better than private monopoly.
His most vital objection to nationaliza-
Ion was the concentration of power in
Washington, but this, he said, was to
be preferred to "the magnates in New
For political power under a national
ization scheme,. Mr. Bryan declared the
government could do no worse than
private ownership, for the "railroads
have been in politics every day for the
last 25 years."
To S
y i realty.
At the now famous White House conference with the Committee on Foreign Relations.;President
Wilson emphasized the moral obligation resting upon the senate to ratify the Peace Treaty as it stands.
THE LITERARY DIGEST of August 30 cites numerous leading newspapers which have taken up
this question with ardor. "The first, the imperative duty of this country," says the Jersey City Jour
nal, is to make the Treaty effective and then "to join the other civilized countries of the' globe in an .
. honest effort to make peace lasting," and the Philadelphia Inquirer maintains that America "can never
return to a sane basis until the Peace Treaty is disposed of and actual peace is brought about." The
opposition view is voiced by the Hartford Courant, which feels that while "benefit all around" should
result from the conference the senators will not be "stampeded by the president's plea for urgency." '
Senator Lodge hints at delays in his statement that "we all respect and share" the desires of those
who want a Peace League, but "some of us see no hope, but rather defeat, for them in this murky,
covenant." ' -
Other articles of compelling interest in this number of "The Digest" are: v
How the Consumer Boosts Prices
An Illuminating Demonstration That the Buying Public's Demand for Silk Shirts, Jewelry, Musical In
struments and Other Expensive Luxuries Is at Least Partly Responsible for the Soaring Cost of Living.
Eugene Men Plead Guilty to Theft
of Wool at Albany.
ALBANY, Or, Aug. 29. '(Special.)
George Brotherton and William Broth-
rton, brothers, of Eugene, pleaded
guilty in the circuit court here today
to a charge of larceny in a warehouse,
and Judge Kelly sentenced each of
them to serve an indeterminate term
n the state penitentiary with a max
imum sentence of two years. They will
be eligible for parole after six months.
Sheriff Kendall took the brothers to
the state prison tonight. The crime
to which the brothers pleaded guilty
was the theft of 300 pounds of wool
from the warehouse of Albert Stein
berg in this city last June.
orestry Engineer Advises Whatcom
County to Raise $2,000,000. .
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Aug. 29. Re
turning from an Inspection trip over
the proposed road around Mount Baker
by way of Austin pass, T. V. Norcross,
chief engineer for the U. S. forestry
service, announced that he will recom
mend the route and advised the county
commissioners to make application for
an appropriation of 12,000.000 for next
year's work.
. The county is taking part In the
construction of this road, which begins
at Deming, passes through Glacier and
on around the mountain to connect with
highways in the upper Skagit district-
Three Carloads En Route to Coast
Pass Through Spokane. .
SPOKANE. Wash, Aug. 29. One
hundred sailors from the Great Lakes
naval training station, passed through
here today In three special cars, en
route to San Francisco, where they
are to join the Pacific fleet.
The cars were well stocked with fruit
and other refreshments which had been
placed on them at towns where they
had made stops on their westward
Journey. Lieutenant-Commander Davis
was in command.
The High Cost of Strikes
Passing of the War Labor Board
Mexico's Latest Bid for Attention
Mr. Ford and His Six-Cent Verdict
Canada's New Liberal Leader
Proposed Dominion of Ireland
Siberian Side-lights on the Omsk Govern
ment A European Coal Famine
The Education of the Semisighted
Dusty Fields
Current Poetry
Steel Extraordinary
Our Inflexible Brains
Blimp Photography
The Actors' Strike
Plight of the Younger British Novelist
German Intellectuals Speak Up
Cardinal Mercier Explains the Pope's Atti
tude Why the Jews Are Not Missionaries
Co-operative Religious Instruction
News of Finance and Commerce
Many Interesting Illustrations, Including Cartoons
144 Pages MOTOR ISSUE August 30th
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complete. Every issue contains" the announcements of America's great
manufacturers and that .of August 30th is particularly rich in its quota of
Truck, Tractor, Trailer and Motor Car advertisements. Many new acces
sories and conveniences are described, and, if you are a truck or motor
car owner, you cannot afford to miss this issue. ;
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' Troops' Withdrawal Asked.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Aug-. 28. J. J.
Klrkpatrick of Candelaria, Tex., today
requested Major-General J. T. Dick
man, southern department commander,
to withdraw American troops stationed
at Candelaria, claiming their presence
caosed friction between Americans and
Army Bill Passed.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29. The admin
istration bill authorising- tha war de
partment to retain 18,000 officers in
tbe army until next July was passed
today by tha bouse. It now goes to
Coast Guard Transferred.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. The coast
guard, which was placed under the
jurisdiction of the navy department
during the war, was transferred back
to the treasury department today by
President Wilson.
Interned German Released.
WASHINTON. Aug. 29. Felix A,
Sommerfeld. former officer Vn the Ger
man army and a leader in a number
of Mexican revolutions, has been re
leased from the Internment camn at A woman s chance or marriage Is
Fort Oglethorpe. Sommerfeld. friends I greatest between the. ages of 20 and
here said, plans to remain In tha Unit- I 25 years, when 52 per cent of the mar
ed States. I riages take place.
Senator Says He Used to Be Barred.
"Oil liobby" Also Comes In
for Attack.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. Continuing
his attack on the land-leasing bill in
the senate today. Senator I-a toilette,
republican, Wisconsin, called attention
to a letter favoring the bill from Joseph
A. Phelan. who signed himself as an
oil examiner of the shipping ooaro. in.
boards offices, Mr. La Follette said,
h.rf nlld to a telephone" inquiry that
Phelan was in tne senate sauci.
"I don't know where he is," said the
Wisconsin senator, "but I'll warrant
that where the Standard Oil lobby is,
there you will find Phelan."
Phelan had been with the shipping
board' only about two months and pre
a man of the same name had
been an agent for oil interests seeking
leases in the west, senator ua. runtu.
said. .
Tha Wisconsin senator roaoe an .
tack on the newspapers of the country.
HoisriniF thev were controiiea.
-I msLrle that statement in Fhiladel
phia in 1912 and they damned me for
It and lor a time tney nepi mo m
ttiir rnlumns." he said.
The speaker declared there were not
more than four or live puoncauona,
reaching not more than 200,000 sub
scribes that were not controlled by
the "Morgan, Standard Oil or allied In
terest" and "which were free to print
criticism of the powers that control the
nation's industrial life."
to the judiciary committee, which ap
pointed a subcommittee which held
extensive hearings nd later by un
animous vote favorably reported the
nomination and exonerated the attorney-general
of any wrongdoing in
connection with the office of alien
property custodian.
At the executive session tonight most
of the time, it was understood, was
taken up by Senator Frelinghuysen in
an attack upon Mr. Palmer, during
which the New Jersey senator read ex
tensively from testimony taken at the
hearings In an effort to shaw he was
unfitted for the position. Senators
Sterling, South Dakota and Fall, New
Mexico, both republicans, however, de
fended Mr. Palmer and explained that
the committee's report was unanimous
and absolved him of the charges made
before it by the New Jersey senator.
fleet from her decks,
completed today.
had not been
Exoneration of Criticism as Alien
Property Custodian, Is Made After
Extensive Hearings. -
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29. In an exec
utive session which lasted two hours
and a half, the senate tonight confirmed
the nomination of A. Mitchell Palmer
to be attorney-general.
Confirmation was made without a
reccrd vote. -
Confirmation of Mr. Palmer's nomi
nation terminated a fight which began
last session and which grew out of
criticisms of his administration of the
office of alien property custodian.
Opposition to his nomination resulted
in blocking action upon it at the close
of the last session, but when the pres
ent session convened President Wilson
again sent it to the senate. At tha
request of Senator Frellnshuysen, ' xe-
First of Pacific Fleet Steams
Through Golden Gate.
S. S. Oregon, first battleship of the new
Pacific fleet to reach here, steamed
into the harbor today. The Oregon,
which will be the reviewing vessel for
Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
and his party, was oiiiclaliy attached
to tbe fleet at Bremerton, where she
was recommissioned after having been
withdrawn from active duty.
Arrangements to have the Oregon
remain here during President Wilson's
"Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" to ba gen
nine must be marked with tha safety
"Bayer Cross." Always buy an an
broken Bayer package which contains
proper directions to eaxeiy relieve tead
ache. Toothache, Earache, Neuralgia.
Colds and pain. Bandy tin boxes of 11
tablets cost but a tew cents at arug
stores larger packages also. Aspirin la
the trade mark of Bayer Manufacture
of Monoaceticacldester oX feallcyllcacld.
6 Bell-ansI
Hot water ,
Sure Relief
$16,000,000 FOR BELGIANS
Relief Commission Assets to Go' to
Higher Education of Masses.
BRUSSELS, Aug. 29. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The Belgian govern
ment has accepted the proposal of
Herbert Hoover, director-general of the
inter-allied relief organization, that the
final assets of the Belgian relief com
mission, amounting to about $16,000,
000, be devoted to the creation of a
foundation for the higher education of
children of the workers and people of
limited means.
Prince Delayed in Canada.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. The Prince
of Wales may not reach Washington
until the middle of November, the state
department announced today, because
of the extended programme for his en
tertainment in Canada. !
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, Director-General of Railroads .
Spokane.Port land Seattle R.R.
Train Schedules
Labor Day, September 1st
Clatsop Beach and Astoria
On Monday evening-, Sept. 1, special and regular trains
will be run from Clatsop Beach points and Astoria to
Portland as follows:
Leave Seaside ..
Leave Gearhart
"Leave Astoria
Arrive Portland
No. 24
3:40 P. M.
3l47 P. M.
4:45 P. M.
8:55 P. SI.
Snd No. 24
6:10 P. M,
5:18 P. M.
6:15 P. M.
8U54)F. M.
Special -
3rd No. 24
5:55 P. M.
6:01 P. M.
7:O0 P. M.
10:15 P. Jl.
No. 32 .
:40 P. It.
:4T P. M.
7l3& P. M.
10:50 P. M.
Special trains stop at Surf, Wahannah and Columbia
Beach 'only to receive passengers, and make no stops
east of Astoria. Regular trains will make usual schedule ,
O-W. R. & N. trains from North Beach points will
arrive Astoria 4:15 and 6:30 P. M., connecting with
regular No. 24 and special 3d No. 24, shown above, for