Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 17, 1919, Page 15, Image 15

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Measure Voted Down by Sen
ate, 35 to 55.
Let Japan Expand In Orient, llca
of Senator Plielan; "Ditch Whole
Thing," Says Sherman.
(Continued From First Paire.)
erally conceded that it weuid be de
feated. -
At the outset of the debate Senator
Kellogg, republican, Minnesota,' an
nounced his opposition to the amend
ment, declaring- it would be incon
sistent for" tne tTnited States to pre
sume to dictate in the far east now,
after remaining: silent while Ger
many and other nations Bad seized
territory there In years past.
Senator Hale, republican. Maine,
also announced that he would vote
against the Shantung amendment and
added that he expected to vote against
the Johnson amendment for equaliza
tion of voting power in the league of
nations. Its said be favored a reservation-dealing
with Shntung and
would vote against the treaty" unrestr
euch a reservation were adopted.
In urging defeat of he Shantung
amendment, Senator Phelan, demo
crat, California, declared American
interests were not only embraced ' in
the preservation of peace,' "but in
ridding America ef the Japanese in
cubtis." -
Phelan States Posltioa.
"If Japan must expand, then her
expansion in Shantung, by agreement
wltH trntna, 13 niofe acceptable 'toils,
than her expansion in America,"
senator Phelan skid. "She has in
augurated a steamship service which
dominates the Pacific and- is landing
her nationals upon North and South
American shores. If We exclude Jap'
anese from America, as a Wise na
tional policy, then we should not be"
unduly alarmed about Shantung. fhe
league of nations Will prevent Her
forcible expansion in the future and1
Japan is a member of the league. For
this purpose, we must keep her there."
Senator Phelan said that In ap
proaching discussion of the question
raised by the Shantung amendment
he was not "ignorant of the dangers
that lurk in Japanese dominance m
the Pacific," adding that by any
legitimate means he "would check
her advance and turn her armies back
to Asia, where they belong."
Senator Jiclalma Hatred.
In voting against the amendment
Senator Phelan declared he was con
sidering American interests and was
not indulging in hatred of Japan or
eeeklng to injure her, through fear of
"If an uncompromising attitude ort
our part should alienate Great Britain
and France, and force them to stand
for Japan, pursuant to their treaty
obligations," said Senator Phelan, "It
might jeopardise the success of the
league of nations itself and the treaty
of peace with Germany, which emboBy
the fruits of victory. The world hangs
on our decision.
"Japan and China, it united in war,
would be a great menace to America
and Europe. Would it not be a real
diplomatic achievement to keep Japan
and China apart, which, While it is
far from our purpose, Is at this tiih
actually accomplished by the Shan
tung Incident.
Immigration Not Involved.
"I do not see how the question of
Japanese immigration and naturalisa
tion is involved in this matter at all
We will not consent to 'race equality.'
It was rejected at Paris; These are
domestic questiona with which the
league has ho Concern, and, lest there
be a doubt under article XI as to the
power of the league to take jurisdic
tion, I am in favor of explicit inter
pretative resolutions on the subject."
Senator ToWnsend, republican,
Michigan, in announcing that he
would vote against the amendment
and Insist Upon strong reservations.
said it was to be regretted that so
mary hard things had been said
against Japan when efforts were be
ing made to compose the differences
of Fie world.
' "The amendment would make the
United States responsible in part for
the distribution of the spoils of war
with which we are in no way con
Cerned," he said. "As for myself.
Would like to wash my hands of the
Whole Shantung matter, and this tail
b done with a reservation clearly
setting forth the feeling of this goV'
ernment toward It."
"Outragr," Declares Jones.
Senator Jones( republican Wash
ington, said he would vote for the
Shantting amendment and if it Was
defeated he then would vote fof til
"strongest possible reservation de
claring our abhorrence of this Un
justifiable outrage."
Senator Johnson, republican. Call
fornta - eaid there was an almost
unanimous sentiment that the Shan
turig settlement was "immoral and
Denouncing tne secret Shantung
treaties. Senator Johnson said Great
Britain and Prance had Violated their
solemn obligations by not advising
the United States of the Ufms of
those treaties.
"The peace of Paris," he continued,
"was presumed to hav been made
upon the specific points of peace
iterated and reiterated By the pres
ident Of the United States and ac
ceoted by the world.
"I am sure all of us approved when
the president said every territorial
settlement must be made on the. in
terests of the populations affected.
Are we seeking how to uphold, that
principle or to find a way tit Ascape
from It?"
Senator Sherman Disgusted.
Senator Sherman, republican, Illi
nois, gave the senate some of his
reasons for supporting the amend
ment. "111 vote for any amendment that
oomea along, consistent or inconsist
ent," said Senator Sherman. "And
when they're all In, I'll Vote to throw
the whole thing into the alley."
Senator Williams, democrat, Mis
sissippi, declared he had recently re
ceived many intimidating letters,
"some unsigned and many Signed, I
have received several, threats of as
sassination, but I don't mind assassi
nation. "I am perfectly aware that the
friends of Irish freedom have been
packing these galleries of late," he
said, "and I am perfectly well aware
that in making this speech I have
openly defied the scoundrels who have
threatened me with assassination."
California Business Men Commend
Senator's Action.
SACK A MKHIO, CaL. Oct. 16. A
telegram to United States Senator
Hiram W. Johnson, indorsing the
stand he has taken against ratifica
tion in its present form of the league
of nations covenant, w-fls sent yester
day, signed by more than a score of
persons prominent in the business,
civic and political ljfe of Sacramento.
Telegramslf indorsement were sent
to Senator Johnson from Rosevllle.
Redding, Oroville. Anderson, Eureka,
Ar suckle and Plxon.
Japanese Baron, on Visit Here,
Says Poor Pact Bests None.
With an admission that the league
of nations has many defects. Baron
Shimpel Goto declared ar a luncheon
yesterday that If the document is
looked at in cold blood and without
bias -it must be-confessed that it pro
vides for a condition ef international
relations materially advanced over
the old conditions. The statement
Was made at the luhcheoh extended
to Baron Goto by W. D. Wheelwright.
Discussing Shantung, Baron Ooto
said: t-t --
I take It- for granted that the leading
publicists of America are well aware ot
the rea facts concer-llnir snantung. -resi-
denf WiXon, In his reoeht Speeches, threw
brlstlt light Upon the liuesUon. The presi
dent said that Japan at me peace conicr
ence oroDosed to return everything to
China except a tew economic privileges.
That Is exactly the case, fcven those few
economic privileges Japan does not propose
to enjoy alone, but ehe proposes to take
China into a partnership in the enjoyment
of those privileges!
I have reason to believe that the plan
for Chino-Japanese co-operation for the
operation of tha former Ownan railway
of some 270 miles and the farmer German
mines in Shantung has already been for
mulated in a way decidedly favorable to
China. . ... .
Japan will soon ratify the treaty, and
when that is done, she will ask Germany
to hand over to her all documents con
cerning Shantung. Then Japan will submit
to China a definite and liberal proposal
as to the settlement of German rights.
am confident that this will b done
within a few months. And when that Is
done, fair-minded Americans will agree
that the adjustment Is Just and equitable.
I have recently seen the statement, em
anating- from China and appearing in
American newspapers, to the effect that
the Chinese peace delegation had not
knoWn of the Chlno-Japanese agreement
of September, 1918, until Japan disclosed
it at the peace congress. The Intimation
is, I take It, that tfapatl kept that agree
ment secret; tiow strange that seme peo
pM stIH think that the American public
can be ' beguiled by such -obvious distor
tion of facts, add I may say, sunfi etiildlsh
assertion- The substance of that agree
ment Was Officially published tn Tokyo
soon after It was made, that Is. in the
early part of Ottsbe'f last ye&f. "The" c ami
pact wa smade at the initiative of the
Chinese government. I was fdreigh min
ister at the time and accepted the overture
made by China. Kven if the agreement
was kept secret. Which It certainly Was
not, there Is no reason to believe that the
Chinese government sent its peace delega
tion to pans without advising It of th
existence of the agreement.
Merle M. Itodenberger Is Cited for
Gourage in Battle.
A citation for bravery under fire
has just been received by Merle M.
Rodenberger, former corporal in the
headquarters detachment ef the 4th
engineers, who Is a son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. F. R. McCray, 2208 East
Davis street.
The citation declares: "He showed
splendid courage and absolute disre
gard for pefsonal danger While act
ing as a runner. He repeatedly ex
posed himself to intense bombard
ment while giving first aid and put
ting gas masks on the Wounded. With
the help Of one man Whom he called
to hie assistance, and using a broken-
down German stretcher which he was
able to repair, he succeeded in carry
ing the wounded men to a place of
safety over a shell arid bullet-swept
field, thtls setting a Splendid example
of bravery and loyalty to duty."
Mr. KOdehbetger, recently demob
ilised, has left Portland With Mrs.
Rodenbefger for Fortune, Gal., where
they Will make their home.
Urngnay Federations "Will Not
Xame Conference Delegates.
MONTEVIDEO. Uruguay, Oct. IS.
The Uruguayan labor federation has
refused the investigation ffbm the
government labor bureau tO designate
a labor delegate as a member of the
Uruguayan delegation to the inter
national labor conference at Wash
ington this month. This action was
taken On the ground Of resentment
against the attitude of the authorities
during the recent labor trouBies.
The Maritime Workers federatldn
similarly refused an invitation to be
represented on the delegation.
Lewiston Clubwomen to Attend.
LEWISTON. Idaho. Oct. 16. (Soe
cial.) LeWistOn women Will be rep
resented at the meeting of the State
Federation of Women's Clubs at St.
Mafies, Idaho, to be held this Week
by Mrs. Ruth Crape, Mrs. E. 1. White
and Miss .Mary McCahey of the
ScemlhicUm club arid Mesdames A. S.
Stacy, D. Needhahi and' W. J. Gordon
of the Twentieth Century Club.
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because of skilled labor and material shortages makes
impossible any accurate prediction as to future supply.
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TODAY, price is sucH an important
factor that it behooves every
man to pay more attention to what
he gets for his money when he buys
clothes. But how can you judge ? Do
.you really know anything about
clothes ?
For sixty-seven years clothing men
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V. S. Goods Arrlte.
MEDFOftf), Or., Oct, 1. (Snecial.)
At last the food supplies purchased
or the government by the people of
Medford through the postoffice have
arrived In the elty by parcels poet
and are now at the postoffice await'
in delivery. The (roods arrived yes
terday and last night, although or
dered and paid for when the orders
were filed In August.
Astoria Engineer Comes to City.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. Oct. l6.-(Spe-
ciai.j u. jj. MGUurracB, Chief engi
neer of the public service commllon
has resigned and left today for Port
land, to join the engineering staff of
the North Coast Power . company.
Members of the commission are now
In the east, and appointment of a ti
chief engineer has not yet been an
Fawn Visits Cattle.
THE DAULEs, Or.. Oct. 1. (Sp
ciai.j vvitnout apparent eauss. & !-
months-old fawn came down from the
Chinowlth Mils yesUrdas- and was
rirst seen frolicking ftmeft th otti
of James Peters on the flat just west
of the city. Effort was made to cap
ture the little animal, but It Squeezed
miuusu wib corrai ana loped away.
Phone your want ad to The Ore
gonlan. Main T070. A 8045.
Introduction of Licensed Vice and
Opium Traffic Into Corea 13
Charged by Br. SIngliam Rlice.
PRINCETON, N. J., Oct. 16.-(Bpe-
cial.) tor. Singham Rhee. president
of the republic of Corea, in ah ad
dress last riight before students of
Princeton university, charged that
japan ha Introduced licensed vice
and the opium' traffic Into Corea.
"Our cause, the cause of Corea,"
said Dr. Rhee, "awaits the Interna
tional publicity that -will advise the
World of Corea's situation. We have
faith lh the people of the world, in
the people ot the United States and
in international justice. It is. there
fore, our purpose and our message to
advise the world of those facts.
Japan has sought to prevent our
publishing the facts to the world.
What criminal does not attempt to
hide the truth? She suppressed all
the newspapers, censored all the mail,
seized telephone and telegraph lines,
obtained control of the cables and
does not allow the Coreans to leave
the country, fearing that they might
tell the facts.
"Nevertheless the facts have lfeaked
6Ut here and there.
"Aside from the material and po
litical evils of Japanese rule in Corea,
tn moral find religion Rupert Is sim
ply abhorrent td the Corean people.
Licensed vice an4 opium t rattle are
introduced in Corea and are fostered
and encouraged by the Imperial gov
ernment of Japan. Thousands of
acres of poppies are planted and the
products can be sold only to the gov
ernment. All the products from .this
illicit traffic and licensed vice go into
the colfers of the mikado, while the
government expenses are paid by the
direct taxesi
"Japan hae no right to govern Corea
in any manner, good or bad. We have
the right to govern ourselves. It is
our country. Japan has overreached
herself. Her greed and her selfish
ness and her total lack of moral sense
is again her undoing. Why should
she be permitted to do these things?"
Yakima School Has $2060 Fund.
YAKIMA. Wash.. Oct. 1. (Spe
cial.) More thah 2000 hLJ "Been
turned Into the Centralized seheol
bank of the Yakima High school. The
Bum is made up of membership dues
of the associated student body. Class
dues, funds left over from last year's
school paper, etc. Profeseor Relmer
of the high school faculty is banker.
The money is being Used for various
school activities.
Kennewlck Laundry Dismantled.
PASCO, Wash.. Oct. 18. TL B. Cidy.
proprietor of the United States laun
dry of Pasco, has purchased the
equipment of the Palace Star laundry
of Kennewick. Mr. Cady Is moving
the machinery and other equipment
to Pasco, to be installed in the laun
dry here. A wagon will be kept in
the Kennewlck district, but all the
work' will be done In tft Pafoo plant
SucH a record must Have some basis for its justifica
tion. It is amply justified by a record of quality and
service that in all these years has been strictly main
tained. "
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