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TITE MORNING OREGOMAX, . MONDAT, OCTOBER 4, 1920
WAR DEAD RECORDS
SAYS WH T
Oregon Adjutant-General Has
List of Errors.
PLACE OF DEATH ASKED
Concerted Demand on Congress for
Complete Information for All
States to Be Made.
OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, D. C, Oct- 8. "The rec
ord that the government has fur
nished of dtu and wounded in the
world war is both inaccurate and in
complete," was the charge made to
day by Georg A. White, colonel and
adjutant-general of Oregon, who has
been in Washington several days con
. ferring with department and bureau
heads of various branches of the
army and navy.
Adjutant-lieneral White brought a
long list of Inaccuracies to the atten
tion of the war department and asktd
that they be corrected. He also asked
that details be given of the place of
death In the case of all soldiers, in
formation which the department has
refused to give out on the plea that
It called for too great an. outlay of
ConsTMi to Be Pressed.
Other states have had the same ex
perience with the war lists. Mr. White
said, and there is going to be a con
certed demand on congress to require
the war department to furnish com
plete information for the permanent
records of the various states.
Request that headquarters of the
Forty-first division and one of the
brigades be allotted to Oregon in the
reorganization plan of the army un
der the act of June 4 was presented
by Colonel White to members of the
general staff during his stay and the
request was given the approval of
that body. The Korty-f irst division
area is made up of Oregon, Washing
ton, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
That the present method of allot
ting compensation to disabled veter
ans of the world war is wholly wrong
and inadequate was another charge
which Mr. White took up with voca
tional board and war risk insurance
Oregon Caiued Shaken p.
It is fairly well known in Wash
ington that it was the Oregon man
who launched the original investiga
tions of war risk insurance and the
federal vocational board more than a
year ago, which, following detailed
exposures that he made in New York
at that time, resulted in an upheaval
in the vocational board and amend
ments in the insurance law as a con
sequence. His representations at this time
will be given careful consideration,
although additional legislation and
administrative changes, he said, are
necessary to correct the present short
comings. "The Washon bill which has passed
the lower house but awaits the action
of the senate is a big step in the right
direction but does not provide a full
cure," said Adjutant-General White
in discussing governmental delay in
helping the disabled. '
9S Sum Miar Get.
"As the matter now stands the dis
abled man, and there are scores of
unsettled cases in Oregon and thou
sands of them in the country at large,
must go before a local board, present
his facts and then await action by a
board located in Washington, D. C. I
know of cases where totally disabled
men have been awarded $8 a month
for thpir support.
'True, those are exceptional cases
but the condition should be corrected.
KJS'onal boards should have full au
jiority to fix the rate of compensa
tion and also to make the payments
right on the spot. Thus if the office
at Portland were able to pass finally
upon all cases arising in that vicinity,
the neglect of disabled soldiers and
sailors would end.
"One case that I had under inquiry
was of a man who was disabled
abroad in action in the- spring of
1318. His case didn't get through the
gamut of red tape until August of
this year when he finally received
his compensation. Delay is still the
Congress Is Hope IVow.
"I am delighted with the attitude
of Director Cholmely Jones of the
war risk bureau and other officials
upon these reforms, and believe some
thing is going to be accomplished
when congress comes back on the
"It is a bitter reproach upon
America that the whole matter has
dragged out this way, especially after
th exposures of neglect and abuse
of disabled men which, were made
more than a year ago. The fact is
the administration made no prepara
tion for demobilization of the army
and hasn't exerted itself very much
since. It is the blackest blot on
America's history and traditions."
Adjutant-General White declined
to discuss the conferences with the
beads of the navy bureaus concerning
the battleship Oregon. The navy de
partment, upon inquiry of the chief
of the bureau of navigation, reaf
firmed to the Oregonian correspond
ent that the assignment of the bat
tleship Oregon to Portland harbor
had. been recommended and that the
details of sending the historic ship
were in the hands of the plans di
vision. Navy officials were optimistic
as to the final outcome.
enant of the league would make it
possible for other nations to lead us
into war, whether we willed it by
our own independent judgment or
not. a his Is absolutely false. There
is nothing In the covenant which in
the least interferes with or impairs
the right of congress to declare war
or not declare war, according to its
own independent Judgment, as our
"Those who drew the covenant of
the league were careful that it should
contain nothing which interfered
with or impaired the constitutional
arrangements of any of the great
nations which are to constitute its
members. They would have been
amazed and indignant at the things
that are now being ignorantly said
about this great and sincere document.
"The whole world will wait for
your verdict in November as it would
wait for an intimation of what its
future is to be.
SOGIETY WOMAN KILLED
MISS FLORENCE BARTON SHOT
WHILE RIDIXG WITH FIANCE.
WILSON URGES LEAGUE
Cvntlnued From First Page.)
international. This light the oppo
nents of the league would quench.
They would relegate the United
Stales to a subordinate role in the
affairs of the world.
"Why should we be afraid of re
sponsibilities which we are qualified
to sustain and which the whole of our
history has constituted a promise to
the world we would sustain? This is
the most momentous issue that has
ever been presented to the people of
the United States, and I do not doubt
that the hope of the whole world will
te verified by an absolute assertion
by the voters of the country of the
determination of the United States
to live up to all the great expecta
tions which they created by entering
the war and enabling the other great
nations of the world to bring it to
victorious conclusion, to the confusion
of Prussianism and everything that
arises out of Prussianism. Surely we
shall not fail to keep the promise
sealed in the death and sacrifice of
our Incomparable soldiers, sailors and
marines who await our verdict be
neath the sod of France.
- Whole World Held Waltinjr.
"Those who do not care to tell you
the truth about the league of nations
toil you that article X ol . the co v.
Young Man, Wounded, Declares
Robbers Did Slaying on Lone
ly Road in Suburbs.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Oct 3. Miss
Florence Barton, 24, prominent in
young society circles of Kansas City,
was shot and killed last night by un
known persons while riding in a mo
torcar with Howard R. Winter, 27, her
fiance, it became known today. Win
ter was wounded.
According to Winter, the shootin,g
was done by robbers in a motorcar.
Miss Barton was the daughter of
Kimber L. Barton, president of a local
shoe concern. Winter is the son of a
prominent real estate dealer.
The shooting took place on a lonely
road in a suburban residence section.
According to Winter's story to the
authorities, he had stopped his car, a
closed one, to light a cigar. Three
men approached in another car. One
of the men asked directions for going
to Lee's Summit, Mo. When he had
been told. Winter said, the man leaped
upon the running board of Winter's
car with a revolver in his hand. Win
ter said he involuntarily raised his
hand to his face to protect himself
and the intruder fired. The shot
struck him in the left arm. Remem
bering that there was a revolver in a
pocket of one of the car doors, Winter
told the police, he reached for the
weapon. More shots were fired by the
stranger. Miss Barton cried out that
she had been wounded. Winter says
he then begged the man to stop shoot
ing. The man agreed, but ordered him
to turn off the tir lights. The man
then signaled his companions, who
turned their car around. The party
then disappeared. Winter said.
He then drove his own car to a
country residence nearby and aroused
the occupants. The owner of the place
drove him and Miss Barton to Ray
town, Mo., where they received medi
cal treatment from Dr. W. W. Hobbs,
who suggested that Miss Barton be
taken to a sanitarium in Independence,
a Kansas City suburb.
Miss Barton died on the way. Dr.
Ex-Assistant War Secretary
Can't Trust Cox.
FAITH PLACED IN .LEAGUE
DOG KEEPS DEATH VIGIL
LITTLE TERRIER GUARDS
BODY OF SPITZ IX RAIX.
Pet's Life Blotted Out by Bullet
From Patrolman's Pistol
After Motor Accident.
Several hundred persons, residents
near East Oak street andi Grand ave
nue and others who passed there,
yesterday witnessed a remarkable
case of canine devotion and grief.
At 2 o'clock in the afternodn two
little dogs a white Spitz and a black
and white terrier were playfully ca
vorting about the street intersection.
Persons nearby suddenly heard yelps
of pain and looked about to discover
that an automobilist had run over the
little Spitz, hopelessly' crippling it.
Policemen called to the scene found it
necessary to shoot the pet to end its
agonies the more quickly.
Then, over the body of its shaggy
little co"rnpanion, the terrier began a
vigil which may last until owners of
the terrier locate it and entice it away.
The dead Spitz was left first at the
side of the street, but later was
dragged back on a vacant lot. Every
attempt of a. spectator to approach
the body was angrily resented by the
terrier and its withdrawal from the
street was accomplished only by the
co-operation of two or three persons.
Scores of attempts to lure the dog
from its post were made. None suc
ceeded. Shivering and cold in the frequent
drizzles of falling rain, a picture of
grief, the loyal terrier, at latest re
ports last night, still was watching
over its little friend.
POSTAL EXPERTS CONVENE
150 From All Parts of World Hear
King Alfonso at Madrid.
MADRID, Oct. 3 One hundred and
fifty postal experts. representing
every natron in the world which pos
sesses an organized mail service,
listened in the senate chamber Friday
to the speech of King Alfonso wel
coming them to the international
postal congress, the first to be held
in six years.
The congress was organized in 1914,
but was abandoned owing to the out
break of the war.
Among the subjects which the con
gress will take up will be the pro
posal of the United States for crea
tion of a special service for official
U, S. SOCIALISTS ALOOF
Party Can't Join Third Internation
ale, Says Debs.
ATLANTA. Ga., Oct. 3. The social
let party of the United States cannot
Join with the third Internationale "at
present without reservations," Eu
gene V. Debs, socialist nominee for
president, told members of the social
ist national campaign committee here
yesterday, according to statements
made after the conference at federal
A. D. Askeli, representing the Fin
nish federation, sought a definite
statement from the socialist leader.
has been on a vacation in California
and Texas for two months: he will
open up a clothing store in Portland
in about eight or ten days. Adv.
Harding' Said to Be Wisely Xon
Conxmittal on Pact Because of
Shifting World Affairs.
OREGONIAN NEWS, BUREAU,
Washington, D. C, Oct. 3. (Special.)
Benedict Croweii, major, former as
sistant secretary of war and a warm
admirer of President Wilson, in an
interview today, declared himself in
favor of the election ot Harding and
Coolidge and a republican congress
at the polls in November.
Major Croweii stated that he was
in favor of the league of nations.
but that he preferred to take nis
chances on getting the league with
Senator Harding rather than with
"Now that President Wilson is re
tiring from active political life, said
Major Croweii, "it is wise for his
supporters to pause and take stock of
the situation. I have always favored
a league of nations and am sorry we
did not enter it long ago. The demo
cratic party, however, has no mon
opoly on the league.
Indeed, the present democratic ad
ministration has failed to get this
country into the league of nations in
spite of the fact that 7 6 per cent ot
the senate were in favor of it. Nor
does the opposition to the league lie
wholly within the republican party,
many prominent democrats having
consistently opposed it.
Cox's Promises nmfon.
"It seems evident that Governor
Cox is making many promises regard
ing the league which he may not be
able to fulfill. Senator Harding is
wisely non-committal on the subject.
World affairs are changing so rap
idly that it is impossible for any
man to diagnose the future and say
just what' should be done six months
hence to make effective the influ
ence of the United States in a world
concert dedicated against armed
strife between the great powers. A
decision made today might be obso
lete tomorrow. v
"I have every confidence in Sen
ator Harding's judgment, and believe
he will do the right thing when the
proper time comes. I therefore favor
the election of Harding and Coolidge
and a republican congress. With an
administration and a congress of the
same political faith earnestly work
ing together, I am confident this
problem will be settled right.
Efficiency Big Issne.
"An efficient administration, in my
opinion, is the great issue in this
election. Senator Harding's election
will, I believe, insure more efficiency
in the government than the election
of Governor Cox, who has been com
pelled to accept the reluctant support
of certa-n members of the present
administration that could contribute
little to the strength of the next
"I want to see the government of
the United States really administered,
and the only way to accomplish this,
it seems to me, is to completely over
haul the federal machinery."
"As the assistant secretary of war.
Major Croweii served as right hand
man to Secretary of War Baker dur
ing the world war. He was charged
with the general administration of
the war department with the excep
tion of questions of policy and a few
special activities which Secretary
Baker reserved for his own personal
attention. During Secretary Baker's
several absences in Europe Major
Croweii was acting secretary of war.
It was he who was largely instru
mental in calling such men as Edward
R. Stettinius. P. H. Franklin and other
prominent practical business men to
the service of the war department.
Major Croweii supported President
Wilson both in 1912 and 1916. On
his retirement from the service on
July 1, 1920, President Wilson had
this to say of him: "It has been a
pleasure to have your active and
zealous work in the war department,
and in congratulating you upon your
success I beg leave to express my ap
preciation and best wishes for your
Concert of Minneapolis Or
chestra Is Pleasing.
Finrt Portland Appearance Start
With Satlsfylna; Interpretation
f the Rachmaninoff Symphony.
BY JOSEPH MACQUEEN.
STARTING with a memorable and
satisfying interpretation of the
Rachmaninoff "Symphony No. 2. in E
major, opus 27." and ending with the
overture to Wagner's "Tannhauser."
the Minneapolis symphony orchestra
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demonstrated beyond all argument
that it is one of the most wonderful
and best symphony orchestras in the
United States. ,
it is a little awe-inspiring to sit un
der the spell of such an educative or
chestra and takes those of us who
have lived n the east back to the
days when we basked in the musical
inspiration of the then celebrated Bos
ton symphony and Pittsburg sym
phony. It is too difficult a question
and too sudden to decide, off hand,
the name of the "best" symphony or
chestra in the United States.
Emil' Oberhoffer, conductor of the
Minneapolis symphony orchestra, has
unusual musical ability in that direc
tion. Born in Bavaria, Germany, he
tvas associated with Anton Seldel in
New York city and for many years
has grown up with Minneapolis. He
has prospered as the Minneapolis or
chestra has prospered. He has made
that orchestra from the beginning.
When Mr. Oberhoffer is in action as
conductor he is vigorous, . nervous,
alert, and looks like an educated Ger
man professor with high music ideals.
The orchestra has a membership of
about 82 musicians of high profes
sional artistry. Most of them are
young men and all undoubtedly have
been selected because of the musical
abilities they possess and the inspira
tion they bring for their chosen work.
When under Mr. Oberhoffer's baton
the orchestra men are ruled by rigid
discipline and, apparently, woe to any
offender in this respect. The net
result is a series of artistic interpre
tations that are on the road to per
fection. All sections in the orchestra
give good accounts of themselves and
possibly the palm as victors may be
awarded to the violin groups.
The Rachmaninoff overture is new
to Portland. It is a noble, intellec
tual dream of beauty and strong and
commanding in structure. It was a
treat to hear the Sibelius and Wagner
numbers played so well.
The assisting vocal artist was Miss
Florence Macbeth, coloratura soprano,
who sang to orchestral accompani
ment, arias from David and Delibes.
These arias call for really artistic
work, with plenty of trills and. runs,
and Miss Macbeth mastered them with
fine skilL She has a beautiful voice
that is a special charm.
The audience liked the orchestra
and applauded it liberally.
The one regrettable part of the con
cert was that it was begun one hour
late due to the orchestra being de
tained at a matinee concert at Mon
mouth. Or. Both events were man
aged by the Western Musical bureau.
PIONEER PREACHER DEAD
JAMES OFFIELD REACHED
X THIS STATE IX 1849.
Well-Known 31-ethodist Minister
Lived in Clackamas County
and Attended State Senate.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 3. (Special.)
Funeral services were held this aft
ernoon for James Washington Offield.
member of the fast-disappearing
tribe of "forty-niners" and an ex
resident of' Oregon, who died last
Thursday at his residence, 7415 Day
ton avenue, after a brief illness. Mr.
Offield, who had lived in Seattle for
nine years, was a member of the Bor
rowed Time club and was an Oddfel
low and a Mason. Ten years of his
life he spent as a methodist minister.
preaching in Oregon and Washington.
Born in Pike county, Missouri, on
Christmas day, 1843, he came across
the plains in an ox-drawn prairie
schooner when but six years old. His
father died en route, but the mother
continued the journey with her three
sons and two daughters, and settled
on a homestead in Clackamas county,
Mr. Offield was a member of the
Oregon state senate in 187S and 1876.
In 1877 he moved to Columbia county,
Washington, now Garfield county, and
settled on the Snake river, taking up
fruit ranching. He continued in this
business until 1911, when he sold out
and moved to Seattle.
Herbert G. Offield, eldest son of the
pioneer, has come to Seattle from Cal
ifornia to take charge of the funeral.
Medical School Grows.
Registration in the University of
Oregon medical school this year was
the largest in the history of the insti
tution. The last of the students ma
triculated Saturday, making a total of
140, of whom 60 are entered for the
first time. It was necessary to limit
the number of first-year students to
60 and on this account 40 applications
were rejected, although all had passed
Woman Lrinks Creosote.,
Mrs. E. C. Ecclestone. 26, swallowed
a small bottle of creosote last night
in her room at 333 Clay street. Her
husband said she had taken the drug
accidentally. Neighbors told Inspector
tor Anderson that the woman had
quarreled wit hher husband a short
time before she took the creosote.
She was taken to St. Vincant's hos
pital. Her condition was not serious.
Dry Latr Violation Charged.
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Thompson Again In Race.
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 3. James'
Thompson of Lacrosse, defeated by
Senator Lenroot for the republican
nomination for United States senator,
re-entered the race, filing: last night
as an independent candidate. He will
have the support of Senator La Fol
lette, it is understood.
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