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TItE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, PORTLAND, AUGUST 11, 1918.
RICH AflD POOR I
OFFICERS WHO ARE TEACHING CIVILIANS TO BE SOLDIERS AT
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON.
PUT PRISONERS Ifl
SHIPYARD, IS PLEA
New Hats for Fallr
"Is It All Wool?"
"Is It Well Tailored?"
Be Sure that you get those things when you
buy your next suit. A price means nothing
unless you know what you're getting for it.
In this store we want you to know what
you're getting for your money. We're not
afraid to tell you, either. Ask if the goods
are all-wool; ask if they're tailored right;
ask about style, wear; try the clothes on.
But when you see the HART SCH AFFNER
& MARX label in the clothes, just consider
it an answer to your questions; all-wool;
clean, honest tailoring; correct style, best
wear. The price is right.
$25, $30, $35, $40 and up
Special Instruction in Use of
Astoria Plant Would Empty
Machine Gun Feature Study
of Past Week.
Prison and Give Inmates
- Useful Occupations.
ERIC HAUSER IN TRAINING
LETTER SENT TO GOVERNOR
Colonel Bow en. Professor of Military
Science and Tactics, Has Brill
iant Army Kecord Colonel
, Leader In Command.
George Rogers Agrees to Give) Con
victs Full Pay and Return
Them to Salem Better
Men and Citizens.
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EtTOENE. Or.. Aug. 10. (Special)
The pace at which almost 300 civilians
are being- transformed into soldiers at
the seconC Summer training camp at
the fniversitv of Oregon has not
slackened since Monday morning;.
Colonel John M. Leader is command-
ut and orobably is the busiest man
In the camp.
Special Instruction in the use of ma
chine runs, with the new Browning:
model in actual use on the range,
hnmblnr. bavonettlng. trench digging:.
drilling and many other processes used
in the making- of a soldier have
trouiht to the mind of millionaire,
banker, educator, business man and
tradesman impressions conveying some
M of the strenuous side or war.
Probably the most important an
nouncement of the week was that other
camps similar to the one now in prog
ress here will be held at the university
from tima to time so long aa the war
shall last. There were about 150 men
in attendance at the first camp. Al
most 300 are enrolled in the second.
No maximum has been placed for the
third camp which will probably open
about October 6.
Celoael Bowen la Popular.
-Wa are retting applicants and tn-
ouirtes in every mail." Colonel William
H. C. Bowen. professor in military
science and tactic at the university,
The announcement that the receipt of
randldatea from civilian life for offl
eers" training: camps has been suspended
until legislation extending the draft
age has been passed Is not expected to
disturb the Nation-wide training; camp
plan. Oregon men. it is announced,
will be aent to the central camps In a
steady stream instead of at intervals
of 80 days as originally piannea.
Colonel Bowen has an interesting
military record. His father was an or
ficer in the United States Army before
the Civil War and was stationed for
time In New Mexico, where Colonel
Bowen was born. The Influence of the
Army followed Colonel Bowen all
through life and on February 7. 1S76.
he was commissioned a second lieu
tenant. His first commission was
Bigned by Ulysses S. Grant. President
of the United States, and William H.
Belknap. Secretary of War. Following
the Spanish-American war, he served
M governor of the Province of Abra,
Philippine Islands, under commission of
William H. Taft. as Governor-General
of the islands. His commission as Lieu
tenant-Colonel was signed by ex-Presi
Bis; Can Practice Laree.
The center of interest during the
week at the training camp was rifle
practice with machine guns on the
range of the Eugene Rifle Club. Cap
tain C. T. Hass. machine gun expert
from Vancouver Barracks, feave lec
tures and demonstrations of the use of
various types of machine guns, and on
Friday, in demonstration of the Brown
ing gun. fired away $100 worth of am
munition in 10 minutea, shooting at the
rate of 250 shots a minute.
The men, going from the training
arrounds at the university to the range,
three miles away, executed an advance
guard maneuver on a front of one mile.
The five companies took part. The A
Company did the advance guard proper
B Company was assigned to the right
flank and C Company to the left, D
Company eerved as the rear-guard and
the pioneer company, which is com
posed of men who attended the first
Summer training camp, were theoretic
ally the main body of the army moing
into "enemy country." Both sides were
covered by scouts and signals wer
given from time to time so Major Mc
Kinnon. the commanding officer in the
maneuver, could keep constantly in
" touch with all forces. Musketry work
for the pioneer company on the target
range and regular officers' schools foi
all the companies will be started nexl
Portland Men at Camp.
Erie V. Hauser. head of Multno
mah Hotel, Portland, arrived at the
camp this week and Is probably the
wealthiest man who is taking the
course of training. Ted Wflcox. son of
the late T. B. Wilcox, Ib also enrolled.
There are others who are financially
prominent, but in the uniform and at
work all look alike and it would be im
possible to pick out the financier oi
Colonel Bowen said today that under
the action of the War Department sua
pending the calling of civilian recruits
for the central training camps. 128 of
the men who are in attendance at the
Summer camp would be permitted to
complete their applications for admis
sion to the regular Army officers'
schools. Special provision haa been
made to cover such cases in the order
of the Secretary of Y ar, he said.
- Photo by Gourley.
Left Colonel H. C. Bowen. C. 8. A.. Profesaor of Military Science and Tactics at
I'nlvcrslty of Oregon. Right Colonel John Leader, 16th Royal Irish Rifles,
Commandant Lntveralty of Oregon Camp.
VIENNESE IN PANIC
Italian Air Fleet Visits City,
but Drops Only Manifestoes.
O'ANNUNZIO IN COMMAND
Warning Served on Austrian Capita;
or What Italians Might Do If
They Chose to Return on
ROME, Aug. 10. The feat of drop
ping manifestos on Vienna Friday
morning was accomplished by a patrol
of eight Italian machines and all re
turned safely except one.
The airplanes were commanded by
Captain Gabriele D'Annunzio. and the
patrol was comprised of one biplane
and seven monoplanes. The total flight
was about 1000 kilometer, of which 800
was over enemy territory.
The flight over the Alps was made
In a great windstorm and through
strong mountain currents, at a height
of about 10,000 feet.
The manifestos dropped on Vienna
contained a warning of what the Ital
ians might do If they saw fit to re
turn on a bombing expedition.
Captain D'Annunzio gave the follow
ing description of the flight of his
rhen we left at 6 o clock in the
morning the weather was splendid, but
we were soon enveloped in a thick
mist. We kept at a height varying
from 8000 to 11.000 feet.
People, Flee In Terror.
"We reached Vienna about 9 o'clock
In the morning and descended to with
in 1500 feet. The people in the streets
were at first terrified and fled In pan
ic until they saw that we were throw
ing out only manifestos. Then crowds
assembled and watched us with In
"The weather became bad on our re
turn trip and we encountered danger
ous air currents while crossing tne
Alps. We were attacked by hostile ar
tillery fire and a fleet of hydroplanes,
but came through safely by noon of
the same day.'.'
AMSTERDAM, 'Aug. 10. Apprehen
slon that there will be extensive bom
bardment of German cities by swarms
of American airplanes haa moved the
Vienna correspondent of the Berlin Tag
eblatt to seek the opinion of the chief
commander of the Austro-Hungarian an
forces. That official offered the fol
lowing comfort to German city dwell
"The American Idea of constructing
a huge number of standard type flying
machines with standard motors is ab
surd. Even if the Americans succeed
in combining the best features of the
newest existing type by twofold, it
would not follow that such a composite
machine would be most useful In the
European war theater.
Threat Declared Humbug.
"Aa for the American threat that SO,
000 machines are coming over, every
practical airman knows that It is hum
bug. American machines appear only
sporadically on the west front and
neither the men nor machines are equal
to the Germans."
LONDON, Aug. 9. Sixty-five German
airplanes were destroyed by British avi
ators or driven down out of control in
the fighting of August 8, when the
allied offensive in Picardy opened, to
night's official statement on aviation
Fifty British machines are missing.
the British losses being due chiefly to
Are from the ground.
Astoria Logger Killed.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 10. (Special.)
David Clark, head loader at the Ches
ter & Potter logging camp in the
Klaskanine River district, was almost
instantly killed this morning when he
was crushed by a log. Mr. Clark was
about 40 years of age, and leaves a
widow and one son.
Big Steel Orders Unfilled.
NEW YORK. Aug. 10. Unfilled or
ders of the United States Steel Corpo
ration on July 31 were 8,883,801 tons,
according to the corporation's monthly
statement issued today. This is a de
crease of 35.065 tons compared with
the orders on June 30.
Forest Fire Spreads.
CHICO, Cal.. Aug. 10. High winds
caused the forest ftre at Cohasset in
the Lassen National Forest, 35 miles
northwest of here, to break from con
trol early today, according to Forest
Supervisor J. O. Morrow.
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 10. (Special.)
Urging that convicts at the State Peni
tentiary be put at work in his ship
yard at full pay; the money to go to
the men themselves, and that he will
guarantee none of them will escape and
will return to the prison better men
and Americana and ready for parole or
discharge, are some of the statements
contained in a letter to the State Board
of Control by George F. Rodgers,
Astoria shipbuilder and former Mayor
of Salem. He asserts that If any of the
men escape he will undertake to de
posit a substantial sum with the treas
ury of the State of Oregon.
The letter has been transmitted to
Governor Withycombe by Secretary
Goodin, of the board of control. The
Governor expresses the belief that he
cannot accept the suggestions of Mr.
Rodgers, first because he believes it
illegal for the convict labor to be
placed in competition with free labor,
and second, because there are not men
at the prison for the work, and who
could be trusted to be sent to the ship
Mechanics Badly Needed.
In his letter Mr. Rodgers says:
"I note from the daily press that ow
lng to the lack of facilities at the
State Penitentiary there seems to be
some difficulty in keeping the convict
labor fully employed. The fear seems
to be that if the men are put at work
at some useful occupation their prod
uct will compete with that of some
manufacturer. We are engaged in war
work, where the only competition Is
for labor. Labor is scarce, so scarce
that our ship work is being delayed.
The Government wants ships, and
wants them fast. It asks no questions
as to the labor employed in the build
lng of these ships save that it be loyal
to the United States.
"You have lots of good mechanics
and laborers in your penitentiary whose
idleness in these times is a crime. They
should be at work. If you have nothing
for them to do, I should like to suggest
that we have work lor them. We will
take all you have and put them to work
in our yard at full pay, providing you
permit them to keep the money they
Labor Crisis at Rand.
'In normal times organized labor
would object to the employment of con
vict labor in such a manner, and with
some reason, but , in tnese times or
great National need we believe organ
ized labor too loyal to interpose objections.
If we are given these men we will
guarantee that none will escape and
few will want to escape. Should any
escape we will undertake to deposit a
substantial sum of money in the treas
ury of the state of Oregon.
"We will further guarantee that when
we return the;e men to you they will
return better men, and better Amer
icans, and most of them will be ready
for parole or discharge. This offer is
made in good faith and we trust you
will give it serious consideration.
John F. Beard Faces Two Charges.
John F. Beard, who claims Chicago
as his residence, was arrested by Fed
eral officers yesterday on the double
charge of being a slacker and violat
ing the Mann white slave act. He will
be given a preliminary hearing before
United States Commissioner Drake
early this week. The woman Beard Is
alleged to have transported from Spo
kane to Portland has not been appre
AUGUST 8 DEADLLXK DAI
Applications Mailed on That Date
for Officers Training Are O. K.
Nearly 300 names of University of
Oregon Training School students are
on file aa central officers training
camp applicants, declared Colonel John
Leader yesterday, while in Portland.
Colonel Leader took exception to pub
lished statements indicating that pos
slbly not more than 25 of those in the
University's two training classes had
forwarded applications In time to have
jjunng tne day colonel Leader re
ceived from Washington, over the sig
nature of Adjutant-General McCain, an
explanatory message, setting forth that
all applications mailed on or before
August 8 will be acted upon as usual.
I wish you would brand as untrue,1
aid Colonel Leader, "the reports that
our future camps will not render men
eligible lor tne officers' camps."
Ennterprise Man Buys 500 Acres.
PASCO, Wash.. Aug. 18. (Special.)
An important real estate deal was
made yesterday when R. F. Stubble
field, of Enterprise, Or., purchased 500
acres of land at Ringold in the north
ern part of Franklin County from
parties at North Yakima and Wapato.
The consideration is said to be be
tween 120.000 and $30,000.
William M. Newman Dead.
NEW YORK. Aug. 10. William H.
Newman, former president and a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
New York Central Railroad, died today
at his apartment in the Hotel Biltmore
after a long illness. He was 71 years
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Enormous Quantities of Sardines Dis
covered and Will Be Preserved
Daring 1910 Season.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug.. 10. (Spe
cial.) The Fishermen's Association on
the Lower Umpqua River is one of the
most progressive bodies of its kind.
Its actions on questions affecting the
welfare of its members are always
prompt and the decisions fair. Recent
ly the members met with State Fish
Warden R. E. Clanton and Professor
O'Malley, Washington representative of
the food commission, for the purpose
of settling the disputed time for the
Fal run of Chinook and determining
the prices that should be paid.
Both questions were determined sat
isfactorily. The Chinook opening for
Fall was set for August 25 and the
price, 9 cents per pound, will be paid
until that date, and 8 cents afterwards.
The association, which is troubled by
seals to a considerable extent, declared
a bounty of $1 and a box of cartridges
thia year discovered enormous quanti
ties of sardines in the river and sub
mitted them to authorities for classifi
cation, learning they are of- the best
variety. Plans will therefore be made
for saving these small fish and pre
serving them in the seaon of 119.
The association, in addition to look
ing closely to other affairs Interesting
to its members, is forming a corpor
ation for the building of a hatchery
that will handle silverside eggs. A
site has been choeen at Little MfTT
Creek, a short distance west of Scotts
burg, where there is an ample and fine
water supply, sufficient for every pur
pose. The hatchery will be managed
by the State Fish Commission, although
the Fishermen's Association stands re
sponsible for its construction and part
of the expense of maintenance.
Myrtle E. Drake, G. E. Lamotte, A. H.
Erickson, I). H. Goets, J. M. Bowensox.
Mr. McCoy. Mr. Lindbeck. E. Jaegar,
Paul Mahoney, K. H. Goetz. U. A.
Eubanks, A. Simmonds, Hary Engsl, J.
t. Meybrunn. Miss Turner.
SOLDIERS TOJIAVE TREAT
Y. M. C. A. Quartet to Give Classic
and Popular Concert.
A programme of classic and popular
music will be rendered by the newly
formed T. M. C. A. quartet at 2 o'clock
this afternoon at the hut in the main
T." building. Sixth and Taylor streets.
All soldiers are Invited.
The following are members of the
for each seal killed. The organization orchestra: J. F. Woolery (leaderl, Mrs.
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