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TIIE . SUXDAT OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
BILL IS FAVORED
CORVALLIS SOON WILL HAVE ONE OF MOST MODERN HIGH SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN STATE.
Measure Providing Training of
" 19-Year-OId Boys Re
v ported in Senate.
RESERVE DUTY FOLLOWS
All Would Be Subject to Call for
"Defensive War" for Xlne Years.
General Staff Wants Year
for Drilling Period.
WASHINGTON1, Feb. 10. The Senate
military committee reported favorably
a. bill framed by a subcommittee creat
ing a military and naval citizenship
force based on universal training- and
service. While the committee report
does not Indicate any belief that Con
gress will act on the measure at this
cession, the bill brings to a definite
head the universal service discussion of
the last few months and offers a spe
cific plan on which public sentiment
The bill requires six months' training
without pay for all youths during their
19th year. Exemptions are confined to
the members of the regular Army and
Navy, those physically unfit, those who
are the sole support of dependent rela
tives and those affiliated with religious
creeds which forbid them to bear arms.
The latter class are liable, however, for
training in the non-combatant branches
pf the Army.
500,000 Animal Draft Provided.
' It Is estimated the bill would pro
Vide for the training of 500.000 boys
annually, each of whom would be fur
loughed Into a reserve for nine years
fter his training period.
With allowances for shrinkage of
classes due to various causes as the
years pass, this plan would give a total
force of 3.165,000 men who had had six
months' training, at the end of the
first nine-year cycle, all subject to call
for servioe only in the event of a "de
fensive" war or the imminence thereof.
The bill disagrees with the theory of
the Army General Staff as to the
amount of training necessary to make
a soldier fit to go on the battle lines,
although it contemplates about the
total strength proposed by staff offi
cers. A year of intensive instruction
has been declared by Major-General
Scott, the Chief of Staff, to be the mini
mum of safety for the training of even
Staff Bill Jfe-rly Heady.
A universal training bill carrying the
Indorsement of virtually the entire
membership of the General Staff and
based on a year's training, Is almost
ready for final submission to Secretary
Baker and the President. Neither offi
cial has committed himself on the prin
ciple of universal training.
The committee measure, which Is
based on that prepared by Major Mose-
lcy, formerly of the Army General
Staff, fixes military training as a duty
of citizenship, denying naturalization
until such training has been at least
begun or exemption granted.
All Government employment would
lie closed to those who could not pro
duce certificates of training or exemp
tion, and private employers would be
similarly prohibited from employing
any man who has evaded his military
service. A blanket penalty with
maximum of $1000 fine and a year's im
prisonment for each offense is provided
for the violation of any section of the
act except that those who evade train
Inn when liable for It must serve a
9 Years In Reserve Prescribed.
For nine years, or until-he has passed
his 28th year, each reservist would be
required to appear in person before the
registration authorities of his military
district. In case of war the youngest
classes would be called first. After his
28th year a reservist would pass into
the great body of the unorganized
militia, subject only to the general
The bill provides no organization
after the troops leave training, but
wide latitude Is given in this regard.
No changes in the present National
tluard system are provided for. Train
ing would be In military districts com
prising single states or groups of small
rtates, and the establishment by lease
cr purchase of training cantonments In
each district is directed-. Registration
and medical examining boards for each
district or subdivision also would be
appointed by the President, the word of
the latter as to the physical fitness to
be final, while action of the registra
tion boards on exemptions could be ap
pealed to the Federal District Courts.
Youths liable for training would be re
quired to report themselves or be re
ported by parents or guardians.
Choice of Army or A'avy Given.
To encourage preliminary military
training, such as that given in schools,
credit to a maximum of three months,
or one-half the total required period,
might be allowed. The applicant could
eelect either Army or Navy service.
Officers and enlisted men of the
rt-gular services could be commissioned
In the citizen army, but would receive
the pay of their grades only while on
active duty, not during training
periods. Provision is made for com
. missioning- volunteer officers, selected
by examination from men who have
had experience in the National Guard,
military or naval training camps, at
military schools or colleges or who
have served their own six months
training period under the act. These
officers would be liable annually for
three years for two months' duty in
training troops and could be promoted
only on examination and compliance
with training regulations to be fixed
by the President. Machinery for the
discharge of officers on unfavorable
findings as to their qualifications by
efficiency boards Is also provided.
Liiinor Sale Restricted.
The sale of intoxicating liquors to
a member of the citizen army or navy
while in uniform is forbidden. Another
feature is that men who have com-
fleted their training would be entitled
o wear a rosette showing the class
to which they belong.
Officials of the General Staff are In
clined to disapprove the bill, particu
larly because of the six .months' train
ing period. They declare that even the
year minimum fixed in the staff plan
contemplated only 50 per cent of the
efficiency of the average European re
quirement for training.
The staff officere are inclined also
to feel that inadequate provision is
made for training personnel. A force
of 500,000 men, they say, requires a
minimum of 17,000 officers, at least
60 per cent of whom must be profes
eional soldiers, if anything resembling
Intensive training is to be given in six
months. The full commissioned
strength of the regular "Army under
the National defense act will be less
than 12,000 officers, and it is pointed
out that if 8000 of these were to be
detached for training purposes for six
months out of each year, training of
the regulars or any use of that force
would be virtually impossible. It is
understood that the staff bill takes
these points into consideration.
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GOST IS SEPARATE W'ItT
Experiment Stations Depend
on Own Appropriations.
LEGISLATORS ARE ADVISED
Oregon Agricultural College Asserts
Money From One Division Not
j Used to Meet Expenses
SALEM, Or., Feb. 10. (Special.) "No
part of the appropriations to branch
experiment stations is used directly or
Indirectly for work ai the Agricultural
College," says a statement to the joint
ways anq means committee, filed with
that committee by the college today.
All work of this institution and the
expenditures therefor are adjusted in
accordance with a resolution of the
board of regents, which provides that
the work of resident instruction (in
cluding the development of the college
plant), the Agricultural Experiment
Station and the extension service shall
be paid from funds provided respect
ively for these divisions. Under this
resolution no money for one of the
divisions can be used to meet the ex
penses of any other division.
Salary Adjustment Made.
In cases where the time of mem
bers of the staff Is divided between
the work of any of these divisions.
their salaries are adjusted accordingly.
Professor Potter, for instance, receives
$100 of his salary from the Eastern
Oregon Experiment Station funds. Pro
fessor Potter has charge of all the In
vestigational work with livestock of
this station. He not only works out
the general plans but spends several
weeks each year at the station in con
nection with this work. In a few cases
where supervisory work by members
of the college staff requires so little
time that there is practically no Inter
ference with other duties, no allow
ance Is made In salaries from station
Appropriations Are Shown.
"The following table shows the an
nual branch experiment stations and
the amount, if any, paid from the funds
of each station to persons whose head
quarters are at the college at Corvallis
and who devote part of their time only
to the work of the stations:
An. appro- Paid In
prlation. salaries to
Etate Gov- specialists
eminent, at College.
TOP ARCHITECT'S DRAWING OP NEW STKUCTURE. BELOW OLD
ALB ANT, Or., Feb. 10. (Special.) Corvallla will soon have one of the
most modern high school buildings In the state, according to plans now
being prepared by Charles H. Burggraf, an architect of this city. The
Corvallis School Board has authorized the preparation of plans for the
building, and March 1 an election will be held in that city to vote on a
$35,000 bond issue to provide funds for the improvement.
The plans contemplate constructing an annex to the high schol building
62 by 140 feet in size. The annex, as well as the old building, will be
constructed of brick and will be two stories in height with a full story base
ment. The first and second floors will contain an assembly room and gym
nasium and 10 recitation and science rooms. In the basement there will
be a domestic science department, with dining and lunch rooms on one side
and manual training rooms on the other side.
The new building will have the same heating and plumbing arrangements
as the new Junior high schol of this city, which Is considered one of the most
modern school buildings in the state.
ent of the company, said last night that
the exact financial situation of the com
pany was being explained to the train
men and believes that when It is fully
understood, an agreement will be
'We feel that the men are entitled
to all we can give tbem that would be
consistent with the interests of the
stockholders," said Mr. Griffith.
graphs made by Fred H. KIser during
the last three years. They represent
nature studies of the varied scenic fea
tures of various parts of the North
west. The collection has Just been
completed, and plans are being consid
ered by the Ad Club, in co-operation
with other organizations desiring to
exploit Oregon scenery, to send the col
lection of pictures to a few large East
ern cities for a brief exhibition to
bring the glories of Oregon scenery
before the world of tourists.
Hood River County 3.000
PROBE PROMISED HOLLAND
Sinking of Gamma Not Part of
Unrestricted War, Says Berlin.
LONDON, Feb. 11. A Reuter dispatch
from The Hague saya that In reply to
the explanation asked by the Dutch
Minister at Berlin regarding the de
struction of the steamer Gamma by a
German submarine, the German govern
ment declared thl3 must in no wise be
considered as a consequence of the In
tensified submarine warfare. The gov
ernment promised a thorough investi
gation immediately the submarine com
mander returned to port and added it
would not hesitate to give full satisfac
tion if Holland's complaint was Justified.
The Dutch steamer Gamma was bound
from New York for Amsterdam with a
cargo of oil for the Dutch govern
ment when she was sunk by a German
CARMEN WANT IRE
Increase of Cent an Hour Con
sidered Too Little by Some.
MATTER BEING DISCUSSED
This appropriation of $000 from Hood
ELKS AT -M'MIHHVILLE
PORTLAND LODGE TAKES CHARGE
OK INITIATION CEREMONIES.
Parade Held on Way to Special Train
and Concert Given In
Two hundred and fifty members of
the Portland lodge of Elks paraded
through the business section of Port
land last night behind their band in
full uniform, boarded a special train
gaily decorated with the emblems and
colors of Klkdom, and rode away to
McMinnville to take charge of the lni
tiation of -& new members into Ale
Minnville lodge No. 2.
The band, which headed the parade,
was led by a double quartet singing
patriotic songs. It was under direc
tion of Cary Houseman.
The special left Portland at 6:15 and
on arrival in McMinnville a concert
was held by the band in the McMinn
ville auditorium. Frank Hennessey
and W. J. Carkeek featured in the con
cert in vocal solo and trick piano
Dlavine: respectively. After the concert
ball was given lor tne memoers or
the band and the visiting Elks, while
the officers and committee took charge
of the initiation ceremonies.
Members of the committee in charge
of the excursion were: W. J. McUran,
A. C. Dickson, Nate Wurzweiler, II. B,
Walker and W. L.. Humphrey.
COW REUNITES FRIENDS
Story of Attempt at Rescue Is Read
and Families Write.
BAKER, Or., Z?eb. 10. (Special.)
When Delbert Williams' cow got Its
name In The Oregonian it started the
reuniting of old friends who had. been
lost to each other many years, Mr.
Williams' cow fell down the family
well at the Williams home at Long
Creek and, despite Mrs. Williams' trip
of a mile and a half for help, the ani
The story was telegraphed from Ba
ker to The Oregonian January 27 and
was read by Mrs. F. C. Potter, of Sher
wood, Washington County, who recog
nized the name of her old friend. A
letter from her asking for a more defi
nite address was received by the Baker
postofflce telling of Williams' home in
Grant County, 130 miles west of here.
Series of Conferences Arranged Be
tween Workers and President
Griff itb So That Conditions
May Be Well Understood.
'J. tie order issued February 3 by
Franklin T. Griffith, president of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany, authorizing Increase of pay of
one cent an hour and Improved work
ing conditions, has not been satlsfac
m several or tne trainmen em
ployed by the company.
AS n. result nf tha iftooa
especially over the increase which was
to Decome errective before July, a num
ber of conferences were held last week
between Mr. Griffith and the platform
n. jar. lirirrith was asked tn-riia
cuss the question personally with th
men memseives, and he visited the four
car Darns operated by the company and
met the men.
Some of the men have been insisting
"ii a. larger increase in pay, ana take
the position that if the company la in
a unanciai position to grant a larger
lutieare, ii snouid meet tneir riemnnH
uuiiiuer or T np rrntnmon a
saia w oe willing to accept the origi
nal proposition, which, it was believed,
was acceptaoie to the committee of 16
mat represented the Brothprhnnd f
Railway Employes in the former series
Another conference will be held to
morrow, to be followed by one tomor
row night, when the train worfclTio-
the various shifts and officials of thn
company wm go into the question com
O. B. Coldwell. genera superintend
PHILIP HECKER IS BURIED
Oregon Resident for 30
Passes at St. Paul.
VIEWS WILL BE SHOWN
ARTGRAPHS OK OREGON SCENIC
SPOTS TO BE DISPLAYED.
MOUNT ANGEL, Or., Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) Philip Hecker, resident of Ore
gon for the past 30 years, passed away
at St. Paul this week. Funeral serv
ices were held In St. Paul and he wa
buried in Mount AngeL Rev. Father
Dominic, pastor of St. Joseph's Parish,
Mr. Hecker was born in Wisconsin in
1S66. At the age of 20 he came to
Oregon, and settled in Mount Angel.
He bought a farm near the town, and
dwelt on it for 20 years. Ten years
aero he went to Washington and re
mained for a year, returning to Mount
Angel and dwelling here until three
years aro. He then went on a farm
near St. Paul, remaining there until his
Mr. Hecker leaves a wife and 10
Exhibit of Ilaud-Colored Photographs
of Wonders of State to Be Held
Nest Week at the Portland.
A free exhibition of 150 to 200 art
graphs of Columbia River, the high
way. Cascade Mountains, Crater Lake,
Central Oregon and the Oregon sea
shore will be held in the parlors of
the Hotel t Portland Sunday and Mon
day, February IS and 19. The exhibi
tion is under the auspices of the Port
land Ad Club, and a committee con
sisting of R. S. Atkinson, D. C. Freeman
and W. J. Hofmann is in charge of the
details. The public will .be invited to
see the exhibition.
The views are all new, never having
been shown before. They embrace the
choicest hand - colored - in - oil photo-
ZEPPS ADMITTED FAILURE
Berlin Paper Expresses Hope IT
Boats Will Prove Better.
PARIS. Feb. 10. The Berlin Kreua
Zeitune. according to a Geneva dis
patch to the Temps, says that Chan
cellor von Bethmann-Hollweg counts
on the submarine to end the war
"Every day badly employed," adds
the saDer. "is lost for Germany and
gained for England, which perfects
her means of defense. We must hasten
our action. Five or six months will
suffice. May God grant that we do
not renew with our submarines our
deceptive experiences with Zeppelins.'
The newspaper expresses the con
viction that less than seven weeks of
submarine war will "put England out
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Spring Suits and Overcoats Are Here
Copyright Hut Srhtfrnrr k Uais
Yes, we have just received our first
Spring Suits and Overcoats for men
and young men, and there's certainly
a lot of character in them.
Varsity Fifty Five is the strong fea
ture for the coming season in suits;
it's a suit that carries the distinctive
features only in these clothes.
Varsity Six Hundred predominates
in Overcoats. Nice light weights,
with the belt all around feature, in
beautiful tinted coverts, with in
verted pleat running full length in
back, or the more conservative styles
men in general prefer.
We Would Like to Have You Come In
and Look Them Over
SAM'L ROSENBLATT & GO.
Exclusive Men's Store
Fifth and Morrison
CAPE HAITIEN SEES RAIDER
German in Dominican Waters From
January 2 6 to 2 9.
CAPE HAITIEN- Feb. 2. (Corre
spondent of the Associated Press.) A
German raider was in the waters of
this island between January 26 and
January 29. She is described as a
small steamship with a crew of 12.
She put in at Puerto Plata, Dominican
Republic, January 26, to take on coal.
The following day she went into Monte
Christl, Dominican Republic, to com
municate with the German Consul, re
maining in port for two hours. She
was observed again January 29, since
which time nothing has been seen of
DR. E. E. FALL IS DEAD
WALLA WALLA SETTLER OF 1863
SUCCUMBS FROM PARALYSIS.
new logging road on Davis Slough, and
will be shipped by water from the
head of South Inlet to Davis Slough, a
distance of 23 miles.
GRAFT CASES DISMISSED
Two Dismissed at Hibblng, Minn.,
and Prosecution Ends.
DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 10. Hibblng-B
so-called graft cases were dismissed in
District Court here late today.
Decision to abandon further prosecu
tions of the cases followed acquittal of
two defendants, William J. Ryder, ex
president of the municipal water and
light board, charged with perjury, and
C. M. Atkinson, publisher of the Mesaba
Ore, Indicted for presenting alleged
fraudulent claims for printing to the
Fifteen persons were indicted. In
cluding the Mayor of Hlbbing and sev
eral village Trustees.
INDIES EXPORT TAX F0UGHT1
Constitutionality of Iievy In
Possession Is Raised.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10 The old
problem of whether the Constitution
follows the flag came up today in the
House ways and means committee
when it took up the Flood bill for es
tablishing a government In the Dan
ish West Indies.
The bill "provides for an export tax
of tS a ton on sugar, and the -constitutionality
of such a provision im
mediately was raised, and may be
fought on the floor of the House.
Xewipaper and Thousands of Acre of
Wheat Managed for Many Yeara
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Feb. 10.
(Special.) Dr. E. E. Fall, early settler
of the valley, died today of paralysis
after several years' illness, at the age
of 57. He was a well-known figure in
Walla Walla history for the last 20
A native of Iowa, he crossed the
plains with his father, John Fall, In
1862 at the age of two, the family set
tling in Walla Walla. After being
graduated from Whitman Seminary,
Dr. Fall went to Ann Arbor, then to
New York, where he took a medical
course. He lived in San Francisco and
Oakland ten years, practicing medicine.
In 1898 he came here to assist his
father and the following year the elder
Mr. Fall died. Dr. Fall took up the
management of the large estate, con
sisting of several thousand acres of
Eureka wheat land as well as other
Dr. Fall was prominent In Demo-,
cratic circles and managed the Even
ing Statesman for years. Hla mother,
wife and a son survive. (
BRIDGE MEETING TUESDAY
Commissioner to Hear Protest on
Closing Vancouver Avenue.
Efforts to prevent the closing of
what is known as the Vancouver-avenue
approach to the Interstate bridge
are being made by the Alblna Property
Owners' Association, and the members
of that organization. will meet with the
Board of County Commissioners at the
Courthouse Tuesday morning instead of
Monday at 10 o'clock for a conference
upon the subject.
The Vancouver-avenue approach com
prises the old roadway which formerly
led to the ferry. The Albina Property
Owners' Association would have it kept
open as far as the fill leading to the
A. B. Manly is chairman of the association.
Steel Halls Purchased.
MARSH FIELD. Or., Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) The North Bend Mill & Lum
ber Company has purchased two miles
of steel rails from trie Bmnn-rowera
Loe-erinsr Company. The equipment will
be used in the construction of the
North Bend Mill & Lumber Company's
An Advertisement by Rosenthal
rEOPLE ask me why, in the face of rising market, I persist in selling these
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the lines I am selling would cost now an average of $2 more per pair than
the present stock. I cannot charge my customers the prices I would
have to charge if I replenished broken lines, therefore the only al
ternative is to sell them at prices that will clear them at once from
the shelves. You who have bought here during the past few weeks
know the wonderful values you who have not bought are advised
to come without delay. We are making shoe-selling history.
Men's Shoes Below Price
Boyden's $10 and $12 Custom-made Shoes $7.85
Boyden's $9 Custom-made Shoes only '. .. . .$6.85
Kegular $6, $6.50 and $7 Shoes only S4.S5
Women's Shoes Below Price
Women's $9 Laird, Schober & Co.
Shoes, patent leather with rein
skin tops .$6.95
Women's regular $6 and $6.50 Shoes
reduced to S4.95
Women's $5.00 Shoes reduced to S3.95
Women's $5, $6 and $8 Shoes, a special lot in broken sizes $2.95
S. & H. Trading Stamps on All Purchases
129 Tenth Street, Bet, Washington and Alder
"Pape's Cold Compound"
is pleasant and affords
A dose taken every two hours until
three doses are taken will end grippe
misery and break up a cold.
It promptly opena clogged-up nostrils
and air passages In the head, stops
nasty discharge or nose running-, re
lieves sick headache, dullness, feverish -ness,
sore throat, aneeclng. soreness and
Don't stay "uffed-up! Quit blowing
and snuffling! Base your throbbing
head! Nothing else in the world gives
Buch prompt relief as 'Tape's Cold
Compound," which costs only 25 cents
at any drug store. It acts without
assistance, tastes nice, causes no Incon
venience. Be sure you get the genuine.
Don't accept some thing else.
SAGE TEA DANDY
It's Grandmother's Recipe to Bring
Back Color and Luster
You can turn gray, faded hair beau
tifully dark and lustrous almost over
night if lou'U get a BO-cent bottle of
"Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound"
at any drugstore. Millions of bottles of
this old famous Sage Tea Recipe, Im
proved by the addition of other ingre
dients, are sold annually, says a well
known druggist I-ere, because it dark
ens the hair so naturally and evenly
that no' one can tell it has been ap
Those whose hair is turning gray or
becoming faded have a surprise await
ing them, because after one or two ap
plications the gray hair vanishes and
your locks become luxuriantly dark
This is the age of youth. Gray
haired, unattractive folks aren't wanted
around, so get busy with Wyeth's Sage
and Sulphur Compound tonight and
you'll be delighted with your dark,
handsome hair and your youthful ap
pearance within a few days.
This preparation is a toilet requisite
and is not intended for the cure, miti
gation or prevention of disease. Adv.
PUT CREAM IN NOSE
AND STOP CATARRH
Tells How To Open Clogged Nos-i
trila and End Head-Colds.
Tou feel line in a few moments. Your
cold in head or catarrh wilt be gone.
Your clogged nostrils will open. The
air passages of your head will clear and
you can breathe freely. No more dull
ness, headache; no hawking, snuffling,
mucous discharges or dryness; no
struggling for breath at night.
Tell your druggist, you-twant a small
bottle of Ely's Cream Balm. Apply a
little of this fragrant, antiseptic cream
in your nostrils, let it penetrate through
every air passage of the head; soothe
and heal the swollen, inflamed mucous
membrane, and relief comes instantly.
It is Just what every cold and ca
tarrh sufferer needs. Don't stay stuffed
up and miserable. Adv.