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THE SUNPJLY 0REGQIAN, rOJlTfcAXIV AUGUST 25, 1Q18,
ilAfi POWER BILL
pealed to the Y. M. C. A. far eontribu
NO HUN IS ABOVE
tions of furniture for his men so they
may be comfortable in quarters. He
states that they have no approprla
tion for tables, chairs, etc., which are
ADOPTED BY HOUSE
necessary. They would apreciate writ
LAW, SAYS REAMES
lng desks, easy chairs and games. J. H.
McCoy, military service secretary of
the "TV asks that the people of the
city and vicinity send to the "Y." build
ing any of -these things or that they
telephone and donations will be called
tor. A piano has been supplied, al
Approval of Draft Age Exten
sion Voted; Changes
U, S. Assistant Attorney Not
at All Disturbed by Con
duct of His Enemies.
'YOUNGSTERSMWLE G. A. R.
Colorado-Wyoming District Boasts
of "Youthful" Commander.
SENATE TO ACT .PROMPTLY
Completed Legislation Expected to
Be Placed la Hands of Presi
dent 'Wilson Latter Pari
of This Week.
WASHINGTON. Aug. !4. Tha new
manpower bill, extending; the selective
draft to all men between the ages of
II and 45 years was passed by the
House tonight without minor changes
la the draft of the War Department.
On the first roll call only two nega
tire votes were cast by Represents
tive London, of New York, the Social
1st. and Representative Gordon, of Ohio,
imocrl. The final vote was an
Bounced as S3S to 2.
Some members denounced exemption
given Government employes, while
others contended that while there
might have been some abuses there
should not be an absolute bar to d
ferred classification of essential men.
Dcfrratit Move Defeated.
The final vote was preceded Ty three
days debate, during which the chief
contention waa an amendment to defe
the calling of youths from IS to 20
years until older men had been sum
A final effort was made by Chairman
Dent today to place the 18-year-old
boys In a deferred class, but a motion
te recorimit the bill to ..he military
affairs committee, with instructions to
incorporate that amendment waa lost
11 to 14S.
The bill now goes to the Senate and
leaders tonight predicted its passage
aarly next week.
Enaetmeat to Be Hasteaed.
- The Senate plans to submit the Hons
bill for the meaaure favorably reported
by the military committee of that body
and thus expeditj its final enactment.
Congressional leaders hope to send the
raeas.re to tbo President by the latter
part of next week.
The Senate soon after convening un
expectedly abandoned plans for a vote
today and adjourned until Monday.
An attempt In the House to insert a
work-or-fight amendment by which
those exempted from military service
on occupational grounds would be re
quired to remain at their civil tasks.
failed. S3 to SI.
Aati-Strlke Asaeadaaeat Fail.
The amendment was directed against
strikes and waa characterised by offi
clals of the American Federation ef
Labor as a conscription of labor.
The House today reversed Its aetioD
of yesterday in voting to Include mem
bers of Congress In the draft. By I
rising vote. SS to 143. It defeated an
amendment by Representative Gregg, of
Texas, which would make members of
Congress. Slate Legislatures and Fed
oral and state executive officers liable
to draft. .
Police Exemption Rejected.
An amendment by Representative
Smith, of New York, to exempt police
officers in cities of more than 000.000
population, and designed to relieve the
situation In New York, where a short
age of police officera Is said to be
threatened, was defeated.
An amendment by Representative
Tread way of Massachusetts which was
adopted, provides for the appointment
ef special examiners in local conscrip
tion districts for the re-examlnation of
men placed In. deferred classification
aa a means of further combing the de
ferred classes for additional men for
Resumption of debate on the bill In
the Senate was marked by an attack
by Senator Penroae of Pennsylvania on
Secretary Baker, and the War Depart
ment. for delay in recommending ex
tension of the draft ares.
Chairman Chamberlain of the
military committee said the department
had explained that time was needed to
frame the new military programme and
when the Pennsylvania Senator de
clared this a "mere evasion," Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska replied that Sec
tetary Baker and General March simply
objected to the addition of Ill-consid
ered legislation to an appropiratlon bill
and asked for time to submit a pro
gramme approved by the allies.
Senator Borah, of Idaho, said, whila
ha favored having 4.000,000 men on
the front by June 30, 1919, he did not
believe the hearings before the Senate
military committee disclosed the neces
sity for calling boys of 18 years of
Senators Fall of New Mexico, Smith
of South Carolina. New of Indiana, all
announced their support of the bill.
Opposition to drafting boys tinder 21
years of age waa voiced by Senator
Vardaman. of Mississippi, who said If
the boys are to be called he favored
extending the maximum draft ago to
Include men of f 0 years.
Fassoas Bay Soldiers Cited.
Answering arguments of opponents
of the plan to lower draft agea to 18.
Senator Chamberlain called the ben
ate's attention to the fact that Sena
tors Martin of Virginia and Bankheaa
of Alabama entered the Confederate
army and Senator Nelson, of Minnesota,
and Senator Ooff, of West Virginia,
entered the Union Army at 18 years of
age or younger.
Senator Warren, of Wyoming, en
listed when 17 years of age, he added.
Former Senator Daniel, of Virginia.
enlisted at 19 and waa an officer at
19 years of age. Former Senator Mo
Kenna entered the Army at If years
of age; Alexander Hamilton waa In the
Continental Army at 19.
The young men are the ones to
fight this war. If it Is to be fought to
a successful finish," the Oregon Sena
tor declared, "and America Intends to
fight It to a auccessful finish."
OREGOX MEMBERS OX RECORD
Hawlev, Slnnott, McArthur Vote
Against Amendment to Defer Call.
OREGO.VIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Aug. 24. When the House
took final action this afternoon on the
new draft bill Representatives Hawley,
Sinnott and McArthur, of Oregon, vot
ed against the effort to amend by re
quiring that men of the It and 19
year class shall cot be called until the
lists ef older regtstranta have been
They took the position tbst this
should be left to the judgment of the
War Department tn view of circum
stances aa they arise.
All members of the Oregon delega
tion were present when the bill was
passed and voted In the affirmative.
Spruce Men Need Furniture.
Lieutenant David Watt, having
charge of the spruce-production divl
I aioa barracks in Portland, baa n
The Colorado - Wyoming district
boasts two of -the youngest G. A. It
department commanders on record
They are W. H. Comrtock. of Denver,
who held the post last year, and Major
Asa Curl, of Colorado Springs, present
department commander. Mr. Comstock,
who la now serving his fourth term as
adjutant-general of the department, ia
68. while Major Curl is 69. .
Both men participated in some of the
hottest fighting - of the Civil War.
Major Curl was a member of Company
C, 17th Ohio Infantry. He atill carries
silver watch, which he purchased
May 10, 1864, and which accompanied
him through many battles. Mr. Com
stock fought both- on land and sea,
spending 18 months In the naval serv
ice. He is a past commander of the
National Association of Naval Veterans,
COOS TO INCREASE OUTPUT
Workers Sought to prepare Band
ages for Hospitals in France.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 24. (Spe
cial.) Although the Marshfield Red
Cross has a large force of regular
workers who are preparing spaghnum
moss bandages for the Government, a
call was issued for more help by the
local chapter, as It is desired to double
the output as quickly as possible. The
chapter has a largo supply of moss
and finds there Is a great amount of
preliminary work to be done in cleans
ing it and removing debris. This pro
cess is rather slow and the principal
need is for this class of help.
One of the school buildings is being
used for the moss sorting and manu
facture. Several hundred pounds of
material la at hand and more Is being
gathered at the beds on North Inlet,
where It growa abundantly.
REPRISAL ACTION CHARGED
Resolutions Urging His Removal
From Office Attributed to Vig
orous Prosecution of So
Called Labor Leaders.
THANKS GIVEN PORTLAND
Mississippi Marine Brigade Speaks
In Appreciation of Hospitality.
Thanks to the people of Portland
were voted at a meeting of the sur
vivors of General Alfred W. Ellefs
Mississippi Marine Brigade Friday
morning. The text of the resolution
which was voted follows:
'By a standing vote It is unani
mously and enthusiastically decided to
extend to the -citizens of Portland, Or.,
and vicinity a vote of thanks express
ive of our appreciation to them for
their uniform and marvelous courtesy,
hospitality and generosity shown to us
and all others of this, the fifty-second
annual encampment of the G. A. R. and
officials held in this city.
(Signed) "S. T. Adams, permanent
secretary, the Mississippi Marine
SHIPYARD WORKER FINED
Victor Smith Drives "Bug" Past
Streetcar and Strikes Woman.
The next time that Victor Smith, a
young shipyard worker, drives his
bug down Washington street he will
not undertake to pass a streetcar when
it stops to discharge passengers. That
a the promise he made to himself yes
terday when he waa fined 125 by Mu
nicipal Judge Rossman. Smith was ar
rested on complaint of Mrs. A. Good
man, who was run into and received
painful injury to her foot when he
failed to atop his car.
George Misner was fined flO for
failing to give aid to Mike Brusco, a
motorcyclist, who was Injured when he
became entangled in the wheels of a
buggy driven by Misner,
CAPT. PILLSBURY IS COMING
Portland Man, Back From France,
to Be Here Shortly.
Word has been received by friends
of Captain Dennis C. Plllsbury, of Port
end, who went to France with the
Third Oregon, subsequently the 162d
Regiment. United States Infantry, as a
First Lieutenant, that he has been
transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa, and
assigned to duty as brigade adjutant.
Captain Plllsbury will visit his home
on leave for a few days, arriving here
n about a week. He landed in New
York last Tuesday, on his return from
France. He received his promotion to
Captaincy in France.
Fuel Truck Hit Streetcar.
An Albina Fuel Company truck.
loaded with wood, collided with an
Irvlngton streetcar at East Fifteenth
and Siskiyou streets yesterday and
mashed up the front end of the street
oar. The driver of the truck and the
motorman escaped Injury.
To his vigorous (Prosecution of so-
called Seatti? labor leaders, Clarence I
Reames, ex-United States Attorney for
Oregon and now Assistant United
States Attorney-General, with head-r
quarters at Seattle, attributes the adop
tion last week by the Central Labor
Council of that city of resolutions re
questing his removal as Federal prose
cutor. Furthermore, Mr. Reames is
convinced that union labor is not in
sympathy with and dots not approve
the resolutions adopted by the central
But Mr. Reames is not in the least
intimidated by the action of the labor
body. "No man is above hiB Nation
law, and the threat of the Central La
bor Council does not worry me in the
least, announced Mr. Reames in
statement to the Seattle newspapers.
Resolutions Origin Shown.
In his statement te the press Mr.
Reames charges that the resolution
demanding his removal from office
originated with the Shipyard Laborers,
Riggers and Fasteners' Union, whose
business agent, Gua Loken. had served
a jail term for counterfeiting. Mr.
Reames prosecuted the case and Loken
pleaded guilty in the United States
The resolutions were also actively
supported by friends of Hulet M. Wells,
an officer of the Central Labor Council,
of Seattle, and W. H. Kaufman, a labor
leader, of Bellingham, both of whom
were prosecuted by Mr. Reames and
convicted In the Federal Court. Wells
was charged with conspiracy to Inter
fere with the employment by the Preal.
dent of the naval and military forces in
the prosecution of the war. Kaufman
was convicted of violating the esplon
age act, by seditious utterances made
In an address at Olympia. After bearing
the testimony, the Jury that found
Kaufman guilty held that his remarks
in that occasion were "unpatriotic, dis
loyal, un-American and criminal."
Sir. Reames Makes Statement.
In his published statement, Mr.
Reames discusses the attitude of the
Seattle Central Labor Council, with
special reference to Wells and Kauf
man. He shows that the body that
adopted the resolutions against him is
the same organization that on May 23,
1917, subsequent to the declaration of
war and the passage of the selective
draft law, adopted a resolution, intro
duced by Wells, which stated that la
bar was opposed to the war; that the
war was not based on a worthy cause;
that an army should not be sent over
seas: that thoae should not be required
to fight whose ties of blood and birth
would compel them to either resist con
scription or crush with brutality the
best impulse of the human heart, and
that no injury to the country could re
sult from the conclusion of an imme
" This unpatriotic and un-American
resolution did not represent the senti
ments of labor in Seattle, and was
promptly repudiated by labor all over
the United States," saya Mr. Reames in
hid statement. He goes further and
cites other instances of equally sedi
tious conduct on the part of Wells.
Continuing, the prosecutor says:
Attorney Is Not Disturbed.
"We do not indict a man simply be
cause be may have made hasty and ill
timed remarks, but we do indict and
prosecute when his act is a deliberate
ene and is but one incident In a long
chain of unpatriotic and un-American
"I am not disturbed by the resolution
passed by the Central Labor Council
condemning me for the prosecution of
the case against Hulet M. Wells and
the case against W. H. Kaufman. If it
were true that the Central Labor Coun
cil was speaking for union labor in
Seattle, and that union labor having
full knowledge of the facts authorized
the action, the matter would be worthy
of consideration. I am, however, as
sured by patriotic well-informed labor
leaders that Wells does not truly rep
resent the sentiment of labor in Se
attle, and that he Is regarded by union
labor as not only being disloyal to his
country, but also as being disloyal to
"Union labor in Seattle has sub
scribed generously to all of the liberty
loan issues and to the Red Cross cam
paign. I cannot believe that the senti
ment expressed and urged by Kaufman
truly represents union labor. In fact,
I know It does not."
Henry Hall, a Wyandotte County,
Ohio farmer, has painted every fence
post around his farm either red, white
FILM MEN ENTER MERCHANT MARINE.
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Two well-known Portland film men. W. W. Kofeldt, manager of the Majestic
Theater and former Paths manager for the Northwest; and L. A. Samuelson,
who haa been associated with Mr. Kofeldt as exchange booker In Portland,
Minneapolis and Seattle, have joined the United States merchant marine service.
Mr. Kofsldt. who was Identified with the hotel business before he invaded the
film field a few years sgo. is chief steward of the U. S. S. S. Dumaru, con
structed by the Grant Smith-Porter Company, while Samuelson has enlisted as
an oiler on the same boat.
Steward Kofeldt. or "Stunt" Kofeldt. as he is known to the Northwest film
world, has risen fast during the past three years. He went from cashier to
manager of the Portland rathe Exchange and hung up such a sales record that
ha waa taken to Minneapolis and then to Seattle to handle the entire Northwest
territory. He quit film distribution to take over the management of the Majestic
Theater for . J. Parker. In the field of exhibition his success has been equal to
that of distribution.
11 A. M.
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SOME DARN FOOL SAID, "THERE'S NO MORE USE CHASING A WOMAN THAN
THERE IS CHASING A TROLLEY CAR! THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER ONE COMING
IN A MINUTE BUT THE CHASE! YOU CANT SEE IT TOO SOON.
GUNHA WINS !IJ WATER
CAMP LEWIS SWIMMER TAKES SET-ERA-
Multnomah Clnb Mea and Women at
Victoria Lead In Four
VICTORIA, B. C. Aug. 24. Swimmers
from Victoria and Vannouver today
competed against Portland (Or.) and
Camp Lewis (Wash.) men and women
In an International meet at George
Park. Results of the chief events were
50 yards back stroke First. H. Biackland,
(Multnomah A. C): second, George Cunha.
(Camp Lewis); third. Locke Webster, CMult
nomah A. C). Time. :33 1-3.
Plunge for distance First. C. W. Sexsmith
(Camp Lewis), 43 feet 6 inches; cecond,
Locke Webster (Multnomah A. C); third,
O. J. Hosford. (Multnomah A. C).
100-yard dash-Tlrst, George Cunha (Camp
Lewis): second, Myron Wilsey. (Multnomah
A. C): third, A. Mattern (Camp Lewis).
Tims: 60 S-S seconds. -
Final heat Multnomah A. C, beat V. I.
A. A. by six to four.
Fancy divlns;, 10 foot board (women)
First, Miss Thelma Payne (Multnomah A.
C.); second, Mrs. Constance Meyers (Mult
nomah A. C); third, Mrs. Hibbereon (Vic
toria A. S. C).
500-yard breast stroke First, R. D. Gran
ger (Vancouver A. 8. C. ): seoond, Locke
Webster (Multnomah A- C ); third, James
Randall (Vancouver A. B. C). Time, 9:08. v
50-yard dash First. George Cunha (Camp
Lewis); second, Myron Wilsey (Multnomah
A. C); third, F. Roblson (Camp Lewis).
220-yard, free style First, George Cunha
(Camp Lewis); second, O. J. Hosford (Mult
nomah A. C): third. Myron Wilsey (Mult
nomah A. C). Time, 2:S4V4.
500-yard, free style First. O. J. Hosford
Multnomah A. C): seaond. J. T. Marshall
(Victoria A. S. C.) ; third, Angus McKinnon
(Victoria A. 8. C). Time, S:2H.
Sympathy Ia Expressed.
Resolutions expressing sorrow and
regret at the death of Dr. Harry Mc
Kay were adopted yesterday at a spe.
clal' meeting of the pregon State Medi
cal Board of Examiners. The board
commended Dr. McKay's work In con
nection with the board and his faith
fulness In the performance of his
duties. Sympathy for his relatives and
friends was given sincere expression in
Newspapers Save Tons of Paper.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. War econ
omies practiced in July by newspapers.
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use of newsprint, according- to the
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he looked fine, can eat anything and
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