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TIIE MORNING- OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1920
Rejection Instead of Interpre
BETTER ASSOCIATION AIM
lineup of Nations on Basis More
balisf actor) to America Is Sen
OMAHA, Neb.. Oct.' 7. On the
farthest westward swing of his cam
paigning. Senator Harding urged to
day that the nation stay out or the
Versailles league nations alto
gether and reject the obligations of
the league covenant.
Declaring clarifying reservations
never would meet the requirements of
national security. the republican
nominee put before the voters of Iowa
and Nebraska a direct issue of ac
cepting or declining membership in
"I do not want to clarify those obli
gations." he said, "I want to turn my
back on them. Zt is not interpreta
tion but rejection that I am seeking.
I understand the position of the demo
cratic nominee and he understands
mine. In simple words, it is that he
favors going into the Paris league
and I favor staying out."
Thousands Cheer IS o ml nee.
The senator's declaration on the
league was made at a forenoon gath
ering of several thousand in the
Coliseum at Des Moines, and later
was repeated in varied form at sev
eral smaller Iowa cities and at a
night meeting in the Omaha auditor
ium, in 16 speeches today he re
stated his position on various other
issues of the campaign, and in his ad
dress here devoted a half-hour to a
plea for enforcement of law without
-terrorism" or oppression.
in both Des Moines and Omaha
thousands cheered the nominee
through the streets and thousands
more turned out to see him during
the day as his train crossed Iowa.
Senator Cummins, candidate for re
election, accompanied the presiden
tial nominee through the state and
in each speech the latter asked for
Mr. Cummins' election. In several of
them he praised the Cummins-Ksch
railway law as an accomplishment
nnequaled in progressive legislation
for a decade.
QarMion Are Amwfrtd,
At the Des Moines meeting the nom
inee carried on a colloquy with sev
eral men in the crowd, who asked him
questions about international poli
cies. In the course of the discussion,
which kept the big hall for a time in
confusion, he outlined his position on
the Irish question, declared American
soldiers in Germany should be brought
home as quickly as possible, asserted
his belief that no separate peace with
Germany would be necessary and de
clared the nation would be guilty of
'the grossest dishonesty" if It as
sumed the obligations of the league
and then refused to furnish troops at
the league's call.
Pledging himself to law enforce
ment, the senator warned tonight
against over-zealous law and order
crusades and against "the iron hand
of czarism" in the methods of those
in authority. By being a "little more
generous" in its attitude to minori
ties, he said, the government could
help to quiet discontent and keep agi
tators within bounds.
The candidate also declared his op
position to wholesale pardons for po
litical prisoners, and reiterated his
faith in the practice of deporting un
Criminals Are Criminal!.
"Sometimes there are men so zeal
ous for law and order," he said, "that
their words and acts in behalf of our
Institutions constitute, in themselves,
a serious breach of our laws and an
offense to our social sense of what is
fair and right and just. Then the self
termed devotees of law and order
themselves become menacing to our
"No true American will argue that
our laws should not be enforced. For
my part, I can see no essential dif
ferences between ordinary crimes and
ordinary criminals on the one hand
and political crimes and political
criminals on the other. 1 have been
asked many times whether I would
grant amnesty to political prisoners.
I would not. A general grant of am
nesty to political prisoners is no more
justified than a general grant of am
nesty to yeggmen.
"None of us can deny that In emer
gencies, of which war is one, there is
an unusual pressure for the convic
tion and punishment of men and
women who appear to be thwarting
our Joint efforts in such an emer
gency or who menace our institutions.
But these are eases which must be
examined each upon its merits.
. Enemy Aliens Mast Go.
"Many persons have fallen into er
rorb in regard to the practice of de
portation of undesirable aliens.
would like to make those persons who
are opposed to any deportations of
j.litns see that if we may fairly and
jut tly stop the undesirable alien as he
attempts to enter our country, so also
we have the right to lead him forth
and send him away when he has be
come a menace to our country after
his entry into it. The treacherous
alien within our borders muSt be led
to our gateways and told to go.
"Perhaps more tragic than offenses
against our laws are the offenses of
injustice and of oppression which
occur occasionally- by the acts of
those who are insincere or hasty In
enforcement of our laws. Great num-.j
bers of Americans believe that they
have seen within the last few years
grave injustice done, and harsh, vio
lent and unlawful oppression under
taken under the -mask of enforcing
law and order. They have seen too
"I stand against terrorism and
abuse and brutality. When I say
that I am against terrorism, I am on
the side once more of law and order.
Not only is police-frightf ulness and
night-stick bestiality and third-degree
oppression unlawful In Itself, but I
know of nothing which can so de
stroy the love, which America must in
the end awaken In the hearts of those
who may learn to understand her."
C'sartsm Not Wanted Here.
"We shall not give countenance to
these who would force upon America
the iron hand of czarism. We must
not make the mistake of believing
that it is possible for authority to
control the thoughts of men. When
the pathetic minority begins to seek
to express Itself in speech, and in
writing and printing, it requires all
of our national good sense to deter
mine when that expression Is a
"I believe that the wisest govern
ments which the world has known, in
cluding our own, have found that
much error evaporates under exposure
to the air. I believe that one of the
rest ways to create In discontented
men and women the conviction that
they are wrong is for authority to be
a little more generous than simply
just and right.
"Let no one believe that because I
have stated my condemnation of ter
rorism I will fall to draw a line be
vond which no man or woman in
America may go without paying
swiftly, surely and justly the penalty
for their treachery, their conspiracy
and their menacing presence.
Offenders Moat At-coant. '
1 think the voice of America -will
Bay clearly that we must adjust our
laws as to reason, sedition and agi
tation against our institutions so that
these laws will conform to the Amer
ican spirit of a united America, which
all men and women may learn to love.
We must insist that in the enforce?
ment of these laws there shall be no
illegal brutality, but when the laws
we have approved have been broken
we must act with sure precision and
unswerving authority to bring wrong
doers to an accounting."
At Anita Senator Harding touched
on profiteering and co-operative mar
keting, declaring he had been told
that farmers in Minnesota received 70
cents a -bushel for potatoes .which
sold in Chicago for $2.40 a bushel.
The transportation charge, he said,
was only 22 H cents, "leaving the very
marked difference of $1.48 for eome
body." The big auditorium was packed for
the senator's night meeting. Mrs.
Harding sat on .the stage and was
cheered when she was presented by
the chairman as -"the next lady of
the White House." .
One-Man Rule Denounced.
The senator's discussion of law and
order was interrupted frequently by
hand-clapping, - auti when, he passed
on to the league Issue and condem
nation of "one-man : government" he
was interrupted repeatedly by re
sounding cheers. Among other things
he praised the Cummins-Esch law and
charged that there had been "almost
a conspiracy during the war to. put
the railways permanently under gov
ernment operation. He said the rail
way law was a long step toward In
dustrial peace, and added:
"I'd rather be the guarantor of in
dustrial peace in the United States
than the promoter of- International
peace throughout the world."
Again assailing President Wilson
for his insistence on repeal of the
Panama canal tolls-law, which gave
free passage to American ships. Sena
tor Harding declared he wanted to see
the nation decide its own commercial
course without dictation from abroad.
"When I'm president," he said,
"we're going to see if we can't send
our ships through the Panama canal
without charging them for it."
I.eagne "Already Scrapped."
Turning to the league issue, the
"Somebody has been saying I don't
know where I stand . on the Paris
league of nations. "Well. I'm not for
it. The democratic nominee says he's
in favor of going in. I'm not.
"Somebody wants to know whether
I'm in accord with Senator Borah and
whether I've agreed with Senator
Johnson to 'scrap' the league. It
doesn't matter whether I'm in accord
with Senator Borah or nol. As a mat
ter of fact, I'm not precisely in accord
with him, but as president of the
United States, I'll be in one position
and as a senator he'll be in another
and I don't try to control any senator.
"Senator Johnson and I haven't
spoken about 'scrapping" the league.
It's already been crapped' by Presi
dent Wilson, and his chief agent was
your neighbor and friend. Senator
Gilbert M. Hitchcock.
"Somebody says: 'Are you going to
submit this league to the senate?"
"Never, my countrymen, with arti
cle 10 in it. I know that America is
in a position where it can lead the
way to revision or whatever is nei
essary to form an association that
will preserve American freedom and
nationalit ." ' '
In his speech at Des Moines Sen
ator Harding said:
"The democratic platform and can
didate have not declared for 'an' as
sociation, but for 'that' association.
and it is that association and not
some other which we are promised
will be ratified within 60 days if the
democratic carrflidate is elected.
"The platform, to be sure, approaches
Us indorsement with winding words
and sly qualifications calculated to
betray the innocent and entrap the
unwary; but It does, nevertheless, in
dorse the league as it stands. It does
not advocate or favor any reservations
or amendments or changes or qualifi
cations. It goes no further than to
suggest that reservations will not
b opposed ' which make clearer or
more specific, the obligations of the
United States to the league.
Covenant Held Menace.
"But there is no need of reservations
of this character. The obligations are
clear enough and specific enough. I
oppose the proposed league, not be
cause I fail to understand what i
former member of the democratic ad
ministration has said 'we are being
let in for,' but because I believe I
understand precisely what we are be
ing let in for. I do not want to clarify
these obligations; X want to turn my
back on them. It is not Interpretation,
but rejection, that I am seeking.
"My position is that the proposed
league strikes a deadly blow at our
constitutional integrity and surrend
ers to a dangerous extent our indel
pendence of action. The democratic
platform rejects this position, to quote
the exact words, 'as utterly vain, if
not vicious." "The democratic candi
date in his speech of acceptance has
said 'a definite plan has been agreed
upon. -The league of nations is in
operation. . . . Senator Harding,
as the republican candidate for the
presidency, proposes in plain words
that we remain out of it. As the
democratic candidate, "I favor going
in." The issue, therefore, is clear.
Publisher Returns From Orient.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7. J. G. Kel
ley, publisher of the Walla Walla Bul
letin, of Walla Walla, Wash., with his
famiy. returned on the Pacific Mail
steamer Kcuador today from a trip to
.the Far East.
S. H green
Holman Fuel Co.
stamps for casa.
Main 6S. . tfo-zl.
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purifies the blood, and thus relieve
scrofula, catarrh, the pains and
aches of rheumatism and elves
strength to the whole system.
Nearly 50 years" phenomenal sales
tell the story of the great merit and
success of Hood's Sarsaparilla. It
is Just the medicine you need now.
Hood's PiUa help fine cathartic
V Oirrarent Kinds of I.sandry
4. Different Prless
The entire resources of this store are being exerted to the utmost in the endeavor to
place before you every saving advantage secured through our policy of buying and
selling for cash, and the constantly changing market conditions. Our motto of "NEVER
UNDER-SOLD" was never more evident than at the present time.
"The Store That
U ndersells Because
It Sells for Cash"
Our score and more of skilled and exper buyers are constantly and keenly watching
every change in the wholesale market, quickly taking full advantage of every oppor
tunity to place before you the last word in price lowering. Therefore, no matter what
you need, don't make a single purchase before you have investigated our prices.
The Lowest Prices Guaranteed With Each Change of Market !
tic ir osatwe irrice
OF INESTIMABLE IMPORTANCE TO EVERY THOUGHTFUL PERSON. BY KEEPING ABREAST OF THE
TIMES OUR OFFERINGS HAVE SAVED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY
This Sale Is an Exchange of Seasonable Goods for Cash With All the Advantages to the Customer That Our Experience and Re
sources Are Able to Command. Read Every Item.
A Great Gathering Sale of ,
Women's Fall Suits
AT 1-3 OFF Samnle Garments and
Broken Lines m Serges, Tricotmes
Velours, Both Checked and Plain
Etc. All in One Great Assortment
and Underpriced f orfFriday's Sale at
You certainly will appreciate the unusual values we have assembled for you in this
special underpricing of serviceable and fashionable fall Suits. From our regular stock
we have gathered such styles as only represented by one or two garments and these,
together with a splendid line of sample Suits, form a showing from which the most
particular women will be delighted to choose particularly as Friday's sale price is a
third below regular selling figures. This great sacrifice we make in order to immed
iately adjust stock. The materials are fine Serges, Tricotines, Velours, plain or checked,
and other fashionable fabrics in navy, brown, Copenhagen, etc. Some are fur-trimmed,
others are attractively finished in silk braid most all are shown in belted styles and
ripple effects and the assortment includes all sizes from 16 to 42 but only one or two
Suits of each model therefore we advise an early visit, as we expect dozens QZA A Tf
of our regular patrons to quickly take advantage of thi3 saving. 1-3 off at 0xXsJvF
Positive Saving of $1.02 Pair at Friday's Special Sale of
Cotton Blankets at $3.48 Pair
A saving worthy of the immediate attention of all prudent housekeepers, as well as
hotel and rooming house proprietors who would replenish their supply of bedding.
These blankets are full double size, 72x82 inches, and are shown in white, tan and
gray with neat colored border a positive saving of $1.02 a pair, at Friday's PQ A Q
Sale Price, pair ,
15c a Yard Less!
At Friday's Sale of
At 35c Yard
20QP yards of standard
quality White Outing Flan
nel of splendid weight and
well fleeced a 36-inch
width at a positive saving
of 15c a yard. Now OP
reduced to, yard ... O J
21c a Yard Less!
At Friday's Sale of
At 29c Yard
4000 yards of white,
cream and ecru Curtain
Scrims in styles with open
work border or fancy
colored flower or border
effects. A positive saving
of 21c a yard. Now
10c a Yard Less!
At Friday's Sale of
At 25 c Yard
2500 yards of standard
27-inch Outing Flannel
shown in pretty pink and
blue stripe styles. A posi
tive saving of 10c a OP
yd. Now reduced to
Stamped Royal Society Pillow Tubing
Hemstitched and in 42-Inch, qj
Ample for Two Pillows, at
A special price concession on 42-inch fine count linen finish Pillow Tubing
stamped in pretty design and hemstitched ample for two pillows. Friday's Q1 QK
Sale at )JLVD
At 25c Each
At this ridiculously low
price we are closing out a
broken line of children's
fleeced cotton Vests in
gray, sizes 20, 22 OC
only. Just half... tlt,
THE SEASON'S MOST POPULAR NOVELTY
Brown and Green Heather
WOOL HOSE FOR WOMEN
At $1.69 Pair
All Sizes 82 to 102
A nobby hose to wear with low shoes and an exceed
ingly durable and warm hose for fall and winter wear.
They are fine seamless wool hose, made with reinforced
heel and toe and shown in the popular brown and
green heather mixtures. A worth-while ?Q
nrice reduction for Fridav's Sale at tl5isJ7
VfsW; "-4.'," Bs.sWnriir'VC,..rl3r'
For Friday in Our Basement We Hav6
Arranged Another Great Sale of
A Five-Piece Combina
tion Set and a 14-Quart
Dish Pan at
. In keeping with the other especially reduced offerings,
this sale puts a splendid saving in your purse particu
larly will this sale appeal to housekeepers who would pur
chase only the most reliable Aluminum Ware. You have
choice from either & 5-piece combination cooker CQ QC
- or a 14-quart dish pan, at this sale for only.
V OFF INFANTS'
At 15c Pair
Broken lines in; worsted-wool
and silk and wool-mixed, in
sizes 4 and 4 and in black
only. Choice from the entire
assortment while any 1 F -remain
at off, at...
200 Boxes of Attractively Dainty
WRITING PAPER AT 49c BOX
With Envelopes to Match
For personal use or for gift purposes you find
this fine Aberdien Linen Boxed Paper most pleasing
and especially underpriced. Comes in assorted tints
with envelopes to match. This Sale, this IQ
fine Aberdein Linen Boxed Paper xiV
An Unprecedented Price Reduction
On Regular Stock Lines of Well-Known and
Famous Makes of Fall and. Winter Styles
Shoes and Oxf or
FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN
at 9 A. M.
at 5:30 P.M.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality at 6 PM-
Discount up to 33 1-3
Penington and Crowell
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I Discount up to 33 1-3
JTk: A Van Duttenhof er & Co.
I Bi. z Holter,
i J Thompson & Crocker
I VI SHOES
I I "H ' For Women
ff A Pair
None Exchanged None
Sent C. O. D. and No
Refunds Come Early.
All Sizes and All
Widths And Every
Pair of First Quality
The Greatest Shoe Values An
nounced for Many Seasons!
Yes, a Price Sacrifice on Our
Part in Order to Immediately
Adjust Our Stock to Present
Day Factory 'Concessions. So
Come, Profit Extraordinarily!
PRUDENT MEN IV.l'XH
best who would profit by purchasing first-class
Shoes at a positive saving will not fail to attend
this sale. You have choice from the best styles
English, broad and 'medium wide toe Goodyear,
welt, medium and heavy weight sole and both
black and brown calf leathers. Regular stock
lines at a discount up to 33 per cent. Qf? OCT
This Sale Only at, pair DO.OD
within reach of
our store will
profit extraordinarily at tfyis sale of "Shoes and
Oxfords in . up-to-the-minute styles. Famous
makes in black and brown kid and calf leathers in
styles with Goodyear welt, hand-turned and Mc
Kay sole military, French and Cuban heel all
sizes and all widths. Regular stock lines of first
quality at a discount up to 33 per
cent. This Sale Only at, pair
Don't Fail to Profit by This Timely Sale of
Men's WorstedMixed Union Suits at $3.00
The Famous Richmond Union Suits
Quickly taking advantage of a special price concession we secure a brand new lo
of the famous Richmond Worsted Mixed Union Suits at a positive saving of One
Dollar a suit first quality, perfect fitting Union Suits of medium weight in long
sleeve ankle length styles in natural gray and shown in all sizes 34 to 50 fine worsted
mixed Union Suits in a sale that few men can well afford to miss $1.00 saved on
each Suit purchased at
THIS SALE AT $3.00 A SUIT
Men's Four-in-Hand Ties 35 Cents Each, Three for 1.00
Well-made Ties in regulation four-in-hand style with open end and slipeasy band
an unlimited assortment of patterns and colorings to select from at one- P" fC
third less than regular price at this sale you pay only 35c each 3 for DXsU