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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 22, 1918.
UPON MADE ISLAND
Expansion of Big Coast Navy
Yard Among Achieve
ments of War Time.
' HUGE TRACT TRANSFORMED
SMART MILITARY BAND VILL ARRIVE IX PORTLAND TODAY TO PARTICIPATE IX FOURTH LIBERTY LOAX DRIVE.
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F cores of Immense Buildings Put Up
In Record Time Enormous
AVork Accomplished in Face
of Many Difficulties.
JURE ISLAND, Cal, Sept. 21. War
lias wrought a miracle on Mare Island.
Expansion that seems to know no
bounds has taken place. Peaceful
wheatfields of 18 months ago. pasture
lands and broad expanses of waving
train have been taken for sites of new
shops, ship ways, great warehouses and
Scores of new buildings, some of them
Treat structures hundreds of feet long:,
built of cement, steel and iron, have
been erected and still more are planned.
One great shlpfitter"s shop now under
construction will cost more than
The scope of Mare Island activities is
Croat. The island can make a marlin-
. sDike or build a battleship. It Is train
Ing men to practically every line of
duty on land or sea in the great world
' war. Officers who will pace the quar
ter deck: marines who will fight in
France's trenches; tradesmen, firemen
- and seamen who will battle the Hun
' murder boats in the North Sea are be
ing fitted for service overseas. Muni
tions of war are being made and as
sembled and ships are being built, re
paired and provided with guns to take
part in the conflict. The 111 and injured
fighters are being nursed back to
. etrength and health In the naval base
' hospitals on Mare Island one of the
; .largest hospitals in the West
Yard Oae of Blggeat.
Mare Island is more than the most
Important Navy-yard on the Pacific
Coast: it is one of the biggest and most
Important in the entire Nation.
"Millions of dollars have been spent
no make Mare Island the best Navy
yard in the Nation and millions more
will be spent," Captain Harry George,
commandant of the island, said in a
Upon the declaration of war, the
. Navy Department was confronted with
two difficult problems requiring im
mediate attention. ..namely, to provide
for a rapid increaeo in both the ma
terial and personnel of the Navy an
increase which would make available
1 -within, the shortest practicable time a
large number of both war and mer-
' chant vessels, manned by suitably
trained crews. This required the estab
lishment of training camps and schools,
the extension of all Navy-yards, the
construction of shops and warehouses,
the construction of battleships and de
stroyers, the conversion of merchant
vessels to transports and the arming
of the same, and the construction of
Jiydroplanes. All these problems, ex
cept the last, have been reflected in
the recent expansion of the Mare Isl
Urowtk Is PknomraiL
Since April 4. 1917, the yard has
' srown at a phenomenal rate, each ac-
' tivity having expanded and outgrown
Its old accommodations to such an ex
tent that additional buildings h4 to
Ve erected or the old buildings ex
tended to practically double their orig
inal size. Since the outbreak of the
war about 170 new structures have been
Kach department has been repre
sented in this expansion. In all, 238.000
aquare feet, or Shi acres, of storage
Fpace was provided in new storehouses,
besides which new plate and anchor
Tacks were constructed.
Prior to the outbreak of hostilities
the only accommodations in the yard
lor housing enlisted men consisted of
vlngle barracks building, capable of
. quartering 300 men. Immediately fol
'lowing the declaration of war the ne
cessity of providing additional-quarters
-m.1 this yard became apparent. With
.constantly increasing complement of
men. temporary makeshift accommoda
tions had to be resorted to. Sailors
could be seen sleeping about the
grounds In the vicinity of the receiv
Ing ship in rudely constructed shacks.
built of discarded lumber, sheet iron
canvas, or in fact any material which
would afford a measure of protection
Irora the elements.
One of the first large projects
Handled by the yard waa the construe
tlon of a training camp to accommodate
6000 men. On April 25, 1917, the yard
received a telegram from the depart'
snent, which stated that seamen and
firemen would be transferred to the
yard from the training station at Goat
Island, as soon as the fleet was filled
and directed the yard to prepare plans
' Tor a camp or barracks for 5000 men.
The work was to be completed and the
barracks and mess hall were to be
ready on June 18.
Work Peaked With Vigor.
Practically all the work was done by
7ard forces and was pushed with
vigor. In spite of difficulties the camp
was sufficiently far advanced to permit
3000 men to be accommodated on June
IS, at a place which but five weeks be
fore had been a part of the yard farm.
This camp now contains 58 buildings
and has a floor area of almost 400,000
aquare feet, or nine acres, and 19 addi
tional buildings are being constructed.
The camp buildings are of wood, sim
pie in design, but substantial, light,
well ventilated,' lighted by electricity
and heated by steam furnished from a
epecial power plant erected in the camp.
-ine camp consists ot five self-con
tained units, each having a nominal
capacity of 1000 men.
In addition to this, the camp con
tains a men s school run by the Y. M.
C. A., with a technical library and five
schoolrooms, an administration build
ing, postofflce, barber shop, tailor shop,
guardhouse, cobbler shop and store
and supply houses. Everything which
contributes to the comfort and well
leing of the enlisted men has been pro
vided. There is a recreation building.
located In the center of the camp,
which includes a poolroom equipped
with ten tables, a library whlch.servei
evs a general reading room, an audlto
rlum and a stage for holding enter
tainments and moving picture shows
and which is fitted up and used as a
gymnasium during the day time, and
the canteen, the profits of which are
Used for the entertainment fund. A
awimraing pool, running track, tennis
courts and handball courts have been
provided for the recreation of the men.
During this time a similar expansion
was taking place at the Naval Hos
pital. Four double unit, two-story
emergency hospital buUdings were be
ing constructed to house and care for
a total of 800 patients over and above
the capacity of the old hospital.
The entire development of the Navy
yard as above outlined was carried out
by the Public Works Department, and
by far the greater portion was done by
the yard force.
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DEPOT BRIGADE BAND. OF CAMP LEWIS.
Back from the Pendleton Round-up, where they spent three days as the principal musical attraction of the typical Western celebration, bandsmen
of the Depot Brigade Band, of Camp Lewis, are to arrive in Portland this afternoon for a two days' engagement as an attraction of the fourth liberty
loan campaign in this city.
Arrangements for the appearance of this splendid military band in Portland were made by Milton R. Klepper, of the state speakers' bureau, through
the courtesy of Brigadier-Ueneral Vanderbiit, commanding at Camp Lewis.
The band will play at various liberty loan meetings in Portland today and tomorrow and will leave for Camp Lewis on Tuesday morning. It bears
the reputation of being one of the smartest military musical organizations In the service and its appearanace in Portland has been eagerly anticipated.
CAPTIVE HONS ARE
DRAGGED FROM SEA
Forlorn Teutons Saved
American Sailors, but Not
for Love of Germans.
SENTRIES' JOB IS ENVIED
. S. Fare Surprises and Pleases
Pirate Crew Forebodings Be
come Acnte on Transfer
to British Vessel.
OREGON 10 EXHIBIT
Prize Livestock Will Be Sent to
CASH PREMIUMS ARE HUGE
Sponsors Propose to Stimulate In
terest in Food Industry and at
the Same Time Assist in
Herbert Hoover, Federal food admin
istrator. has placed his stamp of ap
proval upon the California Internation
al Livestock Show, to be held in Ean
Francisco from November 2 to 10, un
dcr the direction of several prominent
men who have formed a nonprofit-
making corporation, and under the aus
pices of the Ean Francisco Chamber of
It is the object of the sponsors to
stimulate interest in the livestock in
dustry In California, and thereby aid
the Government and the Food Admin
istration in producing more beef, pork
Oregon is joining forces with the
rest of the Pacific Coast -in sending
some of the best of her pure-bred live
stock. Roy J. Fox, well-known stock
breeder of Lyons. Or., has telegraphed
that - he will enter 37 swine and 2t
sheep In the breeding and fat classes.
I had not intended exhibiting this
year, said Mr. Fox, In his communica
tion, "hut I became interested in
what you are doing, and am in sincere
accord with your purpose, so that I am
determined to enter some of my stock."
Oregoa Men Exhibit.
Simultaneous with this Information
are the entries of F. A. Pierce, of Iso- i
late. Or., who will have his fine Angora
goats on exhibition.
The Pescadero Company of Southern
California and Thomas T. Miller, of Los
Angeles famous breeder, will show their
shorthorn herds. The Kern County
Land & Livestock Company will fiend
a carload of fat steers, and the swine
breeders of the southern part of the
state will show their famous Poland
A special train will bring to San
Francisco from Los Angeles the live
stock exhibited at the Liberty Fair
The Horse Show, one of the features
of the exposition, will not altogethet
depart from the educational purpose of
the ensemble, but will prove attractive
to society as well. John H. Itosseter
will exhibit his Friar Rock, for which
he paid $60,000 recently, and other fa
mous horses and mares from his stable.
Among the exhibitors from Pasadena
will be Adelaide Gillis McCormlck.
There will be an aggregation of East
ern and Kentucky thoroughbreds nevet
exhibited here before.
Liberal Prises Are Offered.
More than $10,000 In premiums has
been provided for the horse show,
while $30,000 represents cash premiums
of the beef and dairy cattle and othet
departments of livestock.
The show will mark the initial event
of what will hereafter be held as an
annual exhibition. It will also have
for Its object bringing California to
first place as a livestock state.
Joseph E. Painter, one of the best
known livestock experts in the United
8tates, has been secured to manage the
California International Livestock
The board of directors includes:
William H. Crocker, Edgar J. De Pue,
president; Milton II. Ksberg. James J.
Fagan. A. W. Foster, TL B. Hale, Maur
ice A. Hall, Frank Honeywell, Fred v.
Kiesel. C. K. Mcintosh, John D. Mc-
Keo, L. A. Nares. William Mayo New-
hall, Fred- M. Pickering, Warren R.
Porter, T. H. Ramsey, B. F. Schlessing
er, William Sesnon, Vanderlynn Stow,
Oordon H. True, and F. L. Washburn.
The advisory board includes Ralph P.
Merritt. food administrator; Dean
Thomas Hunt, of the University of Cali
fornia; Fred J. Koster, president ol
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce;
C. Moore, chairman State Council of
Defense, and Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur,
president Stanford University.
ACTRESS, WILD TO "DO HER BIT,"
DEPLORES CANNOT GET CHANCE
Alice Fleming, Alcazar's Leading Woman, Therefore Keeps Home Enter
tainment Fires Burning and Knits Socks for Soldiers.
GAMP HUT PLANNED
War Council Considers Taking
Over 'Varsity Y. M. C. A.
SCOPE WILL BE ENLARGED
AUHtary Work at TJniTersltjr Calls
for Greater Variety of Activities
on Part of "X," "Which Are
Xow Being Arranged.
BT LEONE CASS BAER.
LICE FLEMING left New Tork
st when the Government took
into custody many thousands of
young men who had failed to register.
"Slackers, cowards, ' mallgners and
quitters," the charming leading woman
of the Alcazar company calls 'em.
"They hung around New York City,
a considerable number of them coming
from out of town places, hoping and
praying to be lost in the shuffle in the
huge crowds of the big city. Now
they have been put in uniforms- and
are going through their first drills in
camps near by. Gee! I wish I'd been
a boy. I'd be right over in Europe now,
It would be something to boast to my
great grandchildren some day to say
I helped beat Germany and did my
part in freeing Poland and changing
the map ot Europe.
Miss Fleming leaned on an Imaginary
cane and put quavers in her voice as
she delivered the speech of the iraagi
nary grandfather she saw herself to
be if she had been a boy.
"Worse luck," she sighed, "there isn't
a boy in our family, either. I ve not
one cousin or even a second cousin
In the big fight. That's one reason
I wanted to go myself. I told my
mother I was enlisting in the over
seas service to entertain the soldiers
in France, and she was the most won
derful little mother, and proudly said
Go ahead. We've no boys to go, and
if you can help I want you to go.' But
the unit of which I was a member was
not completed because three of the
men in the company joined the colors.
and so I had to give up my plans.
But I feel that if I can do one thing.
if, even one line In a play 1 m in or
any role I play helps to cheer some
mother or sister or sweetheart who
a boy in the service. I'm doing
a bit to help. .
Many Caanot Be Accepted.
There are many unselfish, enthu
siastic and capable theatrical enter
tainers who cannot be accepted for
overseas service. Applications for this
patriotic duty are far in excess of the
needs or fixed allotments of the over
seas entertainment project. You know,
the officials say that women who have
husbands or brothers or sons or other
close kin in the fighting front are
not able to give that degree of highly
disciplined and impersonal service
which is essential to high efficiency.
Since I didn't come In the list with
any kin at the front I feel doubly
aggrieved that I couldn't go across.
But. as I say. I'm going to do all I
can to keep the home entertainment
"After all. you know, the soldier's
right, here at home, like the theater,
too. I Just love to see their uniforms
n my audiences, and honestly, they
are so sincere in their applause and
so much like big, happy boys that I'm
never so thrilled as when I'm playing
for them. I've had some requests to
go .over to the barracks and up to
amp Lewis to recite and sing for
he boys, and if there's any pofsible
Alice Fleming, Popular Actress,
Who Has Returned to Portland.
seem .filled) you may be sure I'll gladly
donate my services.
In the meantime Miss Fleming is
knitting socks, long gray or white
ones. In her dressing-room she knits
and, while Bhe's studying her roles, the
needles fly and even at rehearsal, when
sne lsn t busy, she toes and heels,
She has an original idea, too, that's
worth telling about. When she finishes
a pair .of. aocks and she makes a pair
eacn weeK sne is going to tie a note
to it saying.' "Give this to the soldier
nearest you." and throw it out into
the audience at the Alcazar. The idea
fresh and fine and presents novel
The soldier nearest you." continued
Miss Fleming, "may be a lad in khaki
sitting near, or he may be the nearest
soldier because he Is nearest your heart
n rar-away France. And If anv eirl
knitters, old girls or young girls, want
me to throw the things they knit for
soldiers out into the audience, all they
nave to do is let me know."
Miss Fleming is unchanged, still un
spoiled, pretty and smart and sensible,
and she thinks Portland quite the love
liest scenic spot in the world. New
York is all rieht. and its theatrical
colony is. of course, inspirational, and
always interesting, but it s always
being torn up somewhere. You walk
down' a perfectly nice street in the
morning and you can't get p"ast when
you return in the evening, because the
treet is being opened to put in a
ubway or a 20-story building is going
EUGENE. Or, Sept, 21. (Soecial.)
The National War Council is consider
ing taking over the University of Ore
gon Y. M. C. A., and running it on the
same basis as the "Y" huts in the can
tonments and in .France. Ttpc-innlnir
October L the university -will be an
Array camp, and, outside of the mili
tary and allied instruction, the asso
ciation will be the most important
Under the leadership of the secre
tary, Kenneth Lanccfield. a well-know
university man. Dig preparations are
being made to handle the situation
New quarters have already been ob
tained in Friendly Hall, where the "Y"
will occupy the entire ground floor of
tne south wing. It is probable that
a hut will be built on the campus.
The question of whether the Na
tional War Council will take over th
Drancn ana conduct it personally, o
whether they will merely act in
supervisory manner, will be decided
at a conference to be held soon be
tween Gale Seamen, personal repre
sentative of John R. Mott. Kenneth
Lancefield, and the university author
The present rooms are well equipped.
There is a secretary's office, writing
room, reading room and billiard room
A piano has already been secured, and
efforts are being made to secure
phonograph and records. The regular
"With the Colons" Y. M. C. A. station
ery will be furnished, and in the read
ing room will be the current maga
zines and papers from the more im
portant Oregon cities.
President Campbell is a hearty sup
porter of the Y. M. C. A. and is do
ing ail, in his power to help it.
"The Y. M. C. A. has been doing
wonderful things in the cantonments
and in France," he said. "It is hard
to appreciate all that they have been
doing. Only the soldiers themselves
can do that. I am sure that it will
do a splendid work here at the uni
servity, and will more than justify
the confidence we place in it.
With the abolishment of the fra
ternity houses and possibly suspension
of the chapters themselves, the Y. M.
C. A. becomes practically the sole so
cial center for the college. Secretary
Lancefield is working out an elaborate
plan for entertainment. Motion pic
tures will be shown frequently, and it
is planned to stage numerous vaude
ville shows. Boxing and wrestling
matches will also be held. One of the
new features will be community sing
ing, which is expected to be immense
ly popular. Addresses on military and
other subjects will be given by noted
men. If possible, visiting theatrical
companies will be urged to entertain
Regarding the work which the asso
ciation expects to do among the men.
Secretary Lancefield said:
There have always been a certain
number of people who believed that
the 'Y' was draped in continual black.
and that speaking above a whisper was
prohibited by law. The ridiculousness
of this is apparent on the face of it.
and has been proved innumerable times
since the war started by the men in
the cantonments and in France. We
are going to do our utmost to down
this impression here and we believe
t'nat we will succeed. Our object is
to provide healthy and Interesting
amusement for the men during their
neriods of recreation. We will co-
Iopefate with the Army officers to the
fullest extent, and will carry into exe
cution every suggestion that they may
night for Salem to confer with Gov
emor Withycombe in regard to the
future price for the ore, after which
they will proceed to Portland and
Producers have met with the local
Chamber of Commerce and, as a re
suit a telegram was sent to Senators
Chamberlain and McNary urging them
to try to get the War Industries Board
to act toward maintaining presen
It is estimated that fully $100,000 has
been expended In building ' roads to
chrome mines in Southern Oregon and
Northern California and, if the market
for the ore Is paralyzed next year, the
majority of the producers will lose
way I can arrange it (between rehear- I up. . When It is finished I think New
al daya and acting nights my fec-urs York may be a right nice city." . ,
TEACHERS ARE IN DEMAND
Normal School Graduates All Placed
and Demand Is for Pedagogues.
MONMOUTH, Or., Sept. 21. Not only
has every member of last year s gradu
ating class of the Oregon Normal
school who wishes to teach been placed
at work, but the demand for teachers
has encroached on the ranks of pros
pective students. The demand for
teachers in the state is so great that
in many instances temporary certifi
cates have been granted to inexper
ienced teachers to meet the require
ments of rural schools. This fact
reflected in the attendance at this
year's Normal, which is not quite as
large as a year ago.
A concerted effort is being made to
keep up and pass on to the schools of
the state the patriotic spirtt in harmony
with the times and at least two new
coursesof war work are now being
planned. The Normal has a live Red
Cross auxiliary and a Y. W. C. A. soci
ety and the girls are all intensely pa
WOMAN FLEES FROM KAISER
Wife of Aberdeen: Baker Has Many
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Sept 21. (Spe
cial.) Born in Hamburg, Germany,
forced to leavo that city 30 years ago
because her husband had declared the
Kaiser to be a coward; escaping to
England in order to avoid probable
service by her husband in military
prison for lese majeste; leaving two of
her eight children with her mother in
Hamburg sons who are now fighting
in the German army; residing in Eng
land two years and then coming to
Canada, then to the United States, are
a few of the experiences of Mrs. Ernest
Holstein, wife of an Aberdeen baker.
Mrs. Holstein is the mother of 12
children and etep-mother to four. One
of them, a daughter 17 years old, is
director of a band of 56 pieces at Los
Angeles, where the family lived before
coming here. A son 13 years of age
wears a medal from General Pershing
for his violin playing in the Southern
SWIMMING SEASON CLOSES
Public Pool at Lebanon Attracted
Many During Summer.
LEBANON, Or., Sept. 21. (Special.)
The swimming pool and playgrounds.
which have been maintained by the
Lebanon Woman's Civic Club for the
past 10 weeks were closed this week.
This has been the most popular place
in the city for early evening gather
ings during the Summer.
The pool and grounds were under the
control of a caretaker, who kept them
in condition, and no accident of any
kinb has happened at the pool since it
was opened: three years ago.
It was not unusual to see as many
as 100 persons taking their evening
lunch in the park on the bank of. the
BY RALPH D. PAINE.
(Copyright 1918. by Ralph D. Paine.)
Wrecked Submarine Creve Saved.
The happy Fanning steamed elowly
among the floundering German sailors
while the American bluejackets threw
lines for them to grasp. Some were
able to cling fast and so were dragged
aboard like a large, unpleasant species
of fish. Others seemed waterlogged or
made nerveless by the shock. To these
was tossed the bight of a line which
they were able to slip down over their
shoulders and be yanked up hand
over-fist. One of them, too feeble to
help himself, was about to sink when
two of the crew of the Fanning jumped
Into the sea and held him afloat. He
was very -weak, half-drowned and died
soon after rescue.
These two American sailors. Cox
swain Conner and Chief Pharmacist's
Mate Harwell, who dived after the
perishing enemy, could not have told
you why they did it. The molive was
not love for the Huns of the U-boat
fleet. They would have thought it just
to set this submarine crew adrift in
open boats 400 miles from land and let
them taste the bitterness of it in full
measure. Not as Germans, but as men
who needed a helping hand in distress
this was why two enlisted men of the
United States Navy went over the side
without a moment's hesitation.
Hub Officers Kept Apart.
The prisoners sat on the deck of the
Fanning, chilled through, exhausted
dumbly fearful of their fate, staring
at the curious bluejackets who sur
rounded thpm and displayed no open
hostility. The three German officers
were taken under guard to the ward
room, given dry clothing, coffee, cigar
ettes and staterooms in which they
were unable to communicate with each
The submarino commander, a young
man of compact, . muscular build, his
hair close-cropped, was typical of his
kind, bold features which Indicate a
temper harsh and imperious, tho sort
of man who would blindly obey the
orders of his superiors and. in turn,
enforce them absolutely. He was in
sullen humor, absurdly punctilious.
his demeanor indicating that he ex
pected to be treated as an officer and
a gentleman, even in the small details
of naval etiquette. In this respect the
American officers conducted them
selves with the most scrupulous
The German crew, meanwhile, were
given dry clothing and a hearty meal
while the destroyer raced over the
smooth sea to land this strange cargo
at her base port. Reluctantly the blue
jackets obeyed the strict routine of
duty, keenly on the watch for other
submarines. These sometimes roamed
in pairs, like rattlesnakes, and the mate
of the sunken craft might be in the
Sentries' Job Envied.
The bluejackets to be envied were
those detailed as sentries. This was a
rare entertainment ana tne prisoners
were becoming talkative, a few in
broken English, one or two speaking
with fluent ease as though they had
lived in the United States or had sailed
in Atlantic passenger steamers of tho
German lines. They volunteered more
r less information, gossip of no great
importance, but intensely Interesting
the audience because or the source
whence it came.
This was the U-boats first mishap
uring the cruise. They had hoped to
ncounter a merchant convoy sooner
instead of wandering in search or single
ships. Their commander had a rash
esire, also, to put a torpedo into an
American destroyer, but this was
foolish business in the opinion of his
They hoped to be carried to the
United States as prisoners of war.
England would be much more severe
ith them, so they argued, several ae-
lared an intention of living in Amer
ica after the war. They wanted no
mere of Germany. A pity to think.
said they, .that it was now denied
them to spend Christmas at home. This
was very sad, indeed. To the Ameri
can sailors who listened and looked on,
Kriss Kringle and the simple Joys of a
German Christmas seemed, under the
circumstances, a trifle incongruous.
IT. S. Fare Please Tentona.
The prisoners were delighted to
change their clothes, for they were
never able to take them off while at sea.
Washing with soap was a luxury. Soap
was so scarce in Germany that a sailor
'was given a piece no bigger than your
finger as his allowance for a month.
The submarine crews received food
enough, such as it was, and fared much
better than the people ashore, but it
was incredible to find such abundance
of everything on board a ship of thi
American Navy. In Germany they had
forgotten what white bread tasted like.
A boatswain's mate of the Fanning
surveyed a group of the prisoners who
were rounded up near tho engine-room
hatch and remarked, without heat:
"Those murderers ought to be strung
un by tho thumbs, take it from me. but
I suppose they had to do what this bum
Kaiser told 'em. That's no excuse, and
yet it makes a little difference. Are
they shedding any tears because that
dear old submarine fell from under 'em?
Nary a tear. This is the luckiest thlntf
that has happened to those guys since
thev left Heligoland, or wherever it
They don't look the part, at that,"
replied a sentry. "I have seen worse
looking mugs, including yours. Shorty.
The orders are to treat them firmly.
but without undue severity. But I
surely do wish one of them would make
break and give me a lawful excuse
to knock his block off. Lovtn' your
enemies never did mako a hit with me."
Prisoners Sllrnt, Fearful.
Bareheaded, some without shoes, their
faces pallid from the strain and confine
ment of duty in a submarine, the pris
oners conveyed an impression singular
ly forlorn. They became silent and
fearful when the destroyer reached her
port and found a mooring boy. The
news already sent by radio now ran
from ship to ship and was cheered
aboard other destroyers which rodo near
by or nestled side by side in sociable
groups. Lucky Fanning! Not all lurk.
though, and there were generous con
gratulations through the fleet.
At once the prisoners were trans
ferred to a larger American ship where
they could be strictly isolated, one from
another, In order that no falBc state
ments should be concocted. They went
n boats, heavily guarded, and so
passed beyond tho ken of the destroyer
which had been so brilliantly rewarded
for her months of toil and daring on
the high seas. The German officers
were low-spirited, as though disgrace
awaited them at home as punishment
for their surrender. Ever mindful of
their rank and dignity, they clicked
their heels together and bowed in fare
well to the American officers as they
went over the side.
Forebodings Become Acute,
The Germans were shifted next day,
this time to a British naval vessel for
a voyage to England and a prison camp.
They had lost their fear of death at
the hands of the Americans, but now
the forebodings became acute. Several
of them asked. In a hopeless, resigned
manner, when they were to bo shot.
They were unable to realize their own
brand of hate was made in Germany and
nownere else. Tho Captain of tho
British ship was ti kindly, courteous
man, but if he acknowledged tne salutes
of the German officers when they
climbed his gangway, I failed to notice
it. Ho had an intimate acquaintance
with the methods of submarine warfare
s waged by the Hun. Ten thousand
British merchantman seamen sailing in
their lawful trado had been slain by a
Germany which posed as a champion of
the "freedom of the seas."
Now, this British naval craft was
small and tho Captain was strictly en
Joined to separate these 30-odd prison-
rs during tho voyage. A difficult
problem, which he solved by marking
ff squares on tho docks with a piece
f chalk and placing a. prisoner In
each square with a sentry over him.
When this worthy Captain of the
Royal navy returned to his base, I
asked him if the prisoners had given '
him any trouble.
Might Cold One for Huns.
Oh, none whatever. How could
they? The blighters were tucked away
11 tidy in their chalked compart
'It was a rough night, rather cold," I
uggested. "and some of them were shy
overcoats and blankets."
'So they were," said this amiable
man. Oh, I did my best for them.
When they complained of the weather.
told them to wrap tho chalk-lines
Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly paid the
Fanning the honor of going- aboard to
commend tho officers and crew. Tho
American chief-of-staff also visited tho
estroyer and made a neat little speech.
the men clustered in front of him with
the guns and torpedo tubes for a back
ground. He read the telegrams re
ceived from the Navy Department and
one from Vice-Admiral William S. Slmx.
commanding the American naval forces
in European waters. There were nods
and grins when this message ended
with crisp exhortation. "!o out and do
it again." It sounded like Sims, . the
old destroyer man.
(To be continued.)
Two Corvallis Faculty Members and
Nine Students Win Bars.
LOUISE RANDOLPH, 'WHY MARRY?'
STAR, HAS HAD MANY SUCCESSES
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
Corvallis, Sept. 21. (Special.) Two
faculty members and. nine students at
tending the special 60-day training
camp at the Presidio received commissions.
Faculty men receiving commissions
were Dr. Elmer W. Hills, professor of
office training, who was commissioned
Second Lieutenant, and Russell M.
Howard, instructor in business account
ing, who was given a Second Lieu
tenancy. Others who were commis
sioned as Second Lieutenants are Ear
H. Chapman, of Rivera, Cal.; Kenneth
Cook, Portland; E. Albert Hutchlngs,
Brownsville, Or.; Edward Everett Rad
cliff. Burbank, Cal.; Richard M. Webes,
Hood River; William Detering, Port
land; Elton M. Hattort, Oregon City;
Neal Huffaker, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Besides Having Her Own Companies Actress Has Been Owner of Theater
Comedy to Be at Heilig Wednesday Night.
LOWERED PRICES BY NEXT YEAR
FORESEEN IN SOUTHERN OREGON.
Oregon Senators Urged to Get War In
dustrles Board to Act Toward
GRANTS PASS, Or., Sept. 21. (Spe
cial.) While the present price of
chrome is very satisfactory, and extra
auto trucks and teams have lately been
secured to get the- ore to market at
once, there is some uneasiness among
producers In regard to the future mar
ket for the ore. This aneasiness was
recently augmented by the arrival of
25,000 tons of chrome ore at San Fran
cisco from a foreign port.
Although the price of chrome has
been fixed for the remainder of the
present year by the Government, many
who have spent thousands of dollars
in developing their properties and
building roads fear that next year's
price will be forced down to a point
where operatora will be forced to shut
down. With this situation confronting
them, W. I Gazzam and others inter
ested in chrome ore production left last
LOUISE RANDOLPH, like most of
. the other members of the "Why
Marry?" organization coming to
the Heilig Theater September 25, has
had her own companies, but ehe has
achieved something unique the others
of the company cannot boast. She had
her own theater, being lessee and man
ager of one of Chicago's playhouses.
the Fine Arts Theater, for some time.
where she appeared in several produc
tions one season, and this is her second
association with Nat C. Goodwin, hav
ing beeh member of Mr. Goodwin's
company when he played "When We
Miss Randolph, while a member of a
Virginia family, is really a native of
Kansas, her father being an Army
officer, and having been stationed there
with his family at the time of her birth.
Recently Miss Randolph succeeded Julia
Arthur in the name role of "The Eter
nal Magdalene" when Miss Arthur was
compelled by circumstances to leave the
cast- Like many of Americas great
actresses. Miss Randolph got started
in her career through amateur the
atricals, her work in a Young Wom
en's Christian Union even in Boston
attracting the attention of Charles
Frohman, and securing for her a pro
fessional engagement that led from
one to another.
Miss Randolph has had excellent
training in stock, having appeared with
Proctor's Fifth-Avenue Stock, where
Malcolm Williams and Florence Reed
also played: the famous Boston Stock
Company, Harlem Opera-House, New i
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TEACHER BECOMES NURSE
Castlo Rock Girl Receives Notice of
CASTLE ROCK, Wash., Sept. 21.
(Special.) Miss Maud Williams re
ceived notice this morning of her ap
pointment as nurse in the Army school
of nursing and to report to the training
unit at Camp Lewis. Miss Williams
has taught school for the past two
years and will resign for her country's
call. She Is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Williams, old-time settlers
and respected farmer of Castle Rock.
Cowlitz County s quota for the
Student Nurse Reserve is five, and
Castle Rock will have the honor of
supplying an exceptionally fine girl
and one admirably adapted for the high
calling to which she has been assigned.
Hood Scouts Busy in War Work.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Sept. 21. (Spe
cial.) Under the leadership of John
C. Duckwall, their master, the Boy
Scouts of tho Odell community are as
sembling all of the peach pits of the
district. Housewives, having been in
formed that the Government is in need
of the pits for manufacture of charcoil
for use in gas masks, are co-operating
:h the Scouts, and it is expected that
more than a ton of pits will be saved.
J.oulae Randolph. Member of All
Star Cast in "Why Marry f"
York; the Orpheum In Philadelphia;
Keith & Proctor stock companies of
note sent to Providence, R. I., and
Albany,' N. Y., and several others.
Dallas-Boy Reported Missing.
DALLAS, Or., Sept. 21. (Special.)
In the casualty lists this week appears
the name of Ross Hayes, a member of
Company L. of this cily, who is report
ed as missing in action. Mr. Hayes
wrote to C. G. Coad, an old-time friend, .
sometime in July, stating he had been
wounded and was confined in a base
hospital where, he was rapidly recov
ering. . ...