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CONDITIONS IN BEST
STREET OF MUD IX UNITED STATES ARMY CAMP AT BREST.
TIIE SUNDAY OREGONIAX. PORTLAND, MARCH 9, 1919.
Imf tine Na.nrie of MuunnLanity
Heed This Cry for Melp
Portland faces sure failure in the present Armenian-Syrian Relief Drive unless
hundreds of new volunteers respond immediately to this urgent call for help.
Thousands ol: patriotic citizens who will gladly give to the cause cannot be reached
because there are too few workers in the field.
Portland Must Not Fail!
Mud and Poor Food Kill Many,
Say Overseas Men.
MUCH SUFFERING ENDURED
i If ,t
Men Forced to "Wade Through and
to Sleep in Terrible, Filthy Mud,
Is Y'cterans Testimony.
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Further descriptions of the unbear
able conditions at Brest, were uttered
yesterday by overseas veterans, who
for years will retain vivid mental pic
tures of the suffering's they endured
nt the. French debarkation, port.
Mud in the streets of Erest is a foot
deep and it's everywhere, according to
Paul E. Lancaster of the 65th coast
artillery corps, who has just returned
from France. Mr. Lancaster, formerly
cf Hood River, now lives at Camas,
"There were a few solid spots in the
streets, but they were not visible to
the naked eye." said Mr. Lancaster.
"'It was more than, ankle deep extending-
at least half way to our knees.
Our feet were never dry during: the
14 days we were detained there.
"Our tents were commodious enough,
hut I can't say much for the rest of
the accommodations. Six of us were
Kiven one tick of hay. It was mouldy
and insuffient for our needs. If we
stepped off the beds it was into the
mud and a foot deep at that.
Itfild Cnases Sickness.
, "We bad rather poor stuff to eat,
but it was the mud and general con
ditions that made so much sickness j
among the men. The quarters were
not fit for human beings. It rained
the whole time we were there. The
street shown in the picture is the one
on which .we marc h in to mess."
Everything that the newspapers
Eenerally have said about Brest is ab
solutely true, but they haven't told it
nil, by any means, according1 to O. B.
eltarrer of Portland, who was a mem
ber of the 346th field artillery, and
who was stationed at Brest for 17
"We arrived there on December 16
find remained until January 2," he said.
"The conditions were simply awful.
The mud and the food and the rain
and the poor accommodations made
the final overseas days of our army
life a living nightmare. Many of the
fellows were taken -sick and we had
one fellow die on the transport coming
home because of his ill treatment at
Charles E. May of Astoria, who went
to France with the tenth engineers,
was even more bitter in his denuncia
tion of army conditions at Brest.
"When our command arrived at Brest
from the southern part of France we
were all in splendid health and perfect
physical condition," he said. "But the
ten days we remained there, sleeping
in mud, with damp clothes and poor
food, caused many of our men to be
come sick, and we left some of them
Bleeping forever under Brest mud.
Men Made Invalids.
"So far as food is concerned some of
the messes were all right, but there
was one in particular where wo were
for a part of our time which was worse
than a pigpen. The sanitary condi
tions were simply awful.
"During the ten days we were at
Brest I have seen members of our regi
ment work for hours endeavoring to
scrape the mud from the ground in
order that they might find a place to
lay their blankets. Many of the tents
had no floors, and healthy men were
soon made invalids because of the ex
treme exposure they were compelled
Other overseas veterans substan
tiated the statements as made by these
men, while some of them volunteered
the information that the true story
f Brest never will be written, because
it would be impossible to picture con
tlitions as they really were.
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This photograph. lrouprht to Portland by Private Paul E. I-anrniHt-rr, ahom
what the American soldier were compelled to rndarc.
LOAN PLANS TAKING SHAPE
OREGON'S QUOTA ESTIMATED AT
ROAD WORKERS NEED FARE
SOLDIERS 17 V ABLE TO GO
CAMP AT CASTLE.
State Highway Body Wants Reliet
Commission to Advance the
For two weeks the state highway
commission has maintained a camp at
Castle for returned soldiers, and not
one soldier has applied for work. The
camp was hastily prepared by the state
highway commission at the instigation
of the soldiers' and sailors' relief com
mission when the relief commission
was demanding, that work be provided
for soldiers. Some of the food on hand
Soldiers want to go to this road Job,
but haven't the money to pay the
transportation. The state highway
commission cannot advance money for
fares, and wonders why the relief com
mission, with its $100,000 for the imme
diate relief of soldiers and sailors, does
not advance transportation to the sol
diers. Dan Kellaher explained that a num
ber of soldiers who want to go to work
on the road are without funds to pay
their fare. The highway commission
ers, Mrs. W. L. Thompson and It. A.
Booth, explained that the commisssion
rushed to build a camp for soldiers be
cause the relief commission wanted it.
and for a fortnight the camp at Castle
has had a welcome sign on it for the
soldiers who haven't arrived.
John H. Burgard, member of the
$100,000- relief commission, says the re
lief commission will try to help the sol
diers get transportation, but if it is a
private contract, then the contractor
should furnish transportation and de
duct from the wages the fare advanced.
coma before the six months period
bad expired, following her divorce from
Hans Taug. Taug had Kolll arrested
Mrs. Taug then attempted to dive
through a window on the third floor
of the courthouse, but was caught by
Deputy Constable Watkinds.
Taug took her back and on February
14 Rolli went to the Taug home while
the husband was away, shot and killed
Mrs. Taug and attempted suicide by
shooting himself in the stomach. Mur
der in the second degree is charged.
Walter B. Scott, colored, yesterday
was indicted on a charge of murder in
the second degree. He is accused of
killing Theodore Sykes, colored, at the
Sykes home in North Portland, March 1
George Harris was indicted on the
charge of assaulting Charles Davidson
on February 2 4.
CLUBS WELL REPRESENTED
PORTLAND AVOMEX'S FED ERA
TIOX HAS MEETING.
MAN MISSING EIGHT DAYS
Swiss Inventor Thought to Have
Overworked His Brain.
MARSH FIELD, Or., March 8. (Spe
cial.) Emil C. Hollenstein, Swiss, is
being sought by friends who declare he
has been missing from his boarding-
house at Bunker Hill "for eight da vs.'
The Marshfield police and Deputy junti w.
Advance Information Indicates Cam
paign Will Start April 21.
I Leaders Are Announced.
Going upon the basis that the Victory
liberty loan will begin April 21, ex
tending for three weeks, and that the
total of the loan will be $7,000,000,000,
Portland liberty loan leaders conjec
tured yesterday that Oregon's quota
would be between $30,000,000 and $36,
tlOO.000. In view of the fact that no definite
announcement had been received by
the Portland committee of the inaugu
ration of the loan, local leaders did
not care to announce their plans.
Because of the illness of Guy W
Talbot, no announcement has yet been
made regarding the choice of Portland
city manager, although it is hoped that
Kobert E. Smith will be state manager.
.Mr. Talbot will be well enough to con
duct the campaign, as he did the fourth.
Edward Cookingham will be chair
man of the state executive committee
and Emery Olmstead city chairman.
Marshall N. Dana, director of pub
licity, announced that W. P. Strand
borg would take charge of city pub
licity, hydney B. Vincent of state pub
licity and W. S. Kirkpatrick would be
tidvertising man&c'er for Oregon.
The advisory committee for adver
tising will consist of D. C. Freeman,
Thomas Emory, George Hall, Frederick
T. Hyskell and Earl Wellington.
J. C. Ainsworth will be chairman of
the general publicity committee.
Mr. Dana will leave Tuesday for San
Francisco to take up problems of pub
licity organization, as he will look
after promotion work generally.
Sheriff Goodman were called in to as
sist in locating the man today.
Hollenstein was interested in the in
vention of a steam engine, and being
employed at the Smith mill in day-
me. spent long hours in the night in
working on his invention. Overwork
s believed to have affected his mind
and friends think he has wandered
away in a confused state of mind.
COOS TO GET ROAD FUNDS
500,000 Reverts to County From
Forfeited Land Grant.
MARSHFIELD, Or., March 8. (Spe
cial.) Coos county soon will come'into
possession of the apportioned fund
from .the forfeited Coos Bay wagon
road land grant which lapsed from
the Southern Oregon company to the
government because of failure of the
Coos Bay wagon road company to sell
lands at $.50 an acre, according to
the provisions of the contract. The
payment of $500,000 will put the county
on a casn Dasis.
Oswald est, who protected the
county's interests, will receive $500 as
tin initial payment for his services and
probably a further sum later on
Locally, the money is to be apportioned
among the various port districts, road
and school districts. The largest sin
rle payment is for road district No. 12.
amounting to $24,147.57; second largest.
$10,210.26; school district No. 65 and
third largest, to- the Port of Bandon,
Appointment of WomeA to Serve on
Board of Management of De
i tenlion Home Is Urged.
The Portland Federation of Women's
Clubs held a session of unusual inter
est and scope yesterday at the Hotel
Portland, with nearly 50 organizations
-represented. Mrs. (. J. Frankel pre
sided. Dr. Harry Beals Torrey pre
sented an outline of his series of six
lectures on "Growth and Development'
to be given at the University club. Mrs
Millie R. Trumbull reported the fate o
bills presented at the recent legislature
having to do with women aud children.
The question of having women on the
board of management of the Cedars, the
detention home for women, was dis
cussed and the president was asked to
appoint a committee to urge action in
this matter. The committee named in
cludes Mrs. S. M. Blaumauer, Mrs. J. F.
Chapman and Mrs. A. V. Klegel.
The need of plain and modest dress
ing among high school girls was con
sidered and the president was author
ized to appoint a committee to work out
Lectures on psychology to be given by
faculty mn of the University of Oregon
for the benefit of the woman's building
as announced by Mrs. George T.
, ... 4
I am Vartas, one of the -lOO.OOft
She has never yielded place to any community in deeds
of mercy and benevolence She cannot do it now. Yet she
has barely reached one-half her required quota of $73,200
after one full week of arduous effort. The drive must there
fore be carried on through the coming week.
Will you, fathers and mothers and patriots all, give three
days, two days, even one day of your time to aid the little
band of heroic volunteers who are striving valiantly for Port
land's honor and glory?
Let every man and woman whose heart is moved by the
world tragedy of fche millions of starving women and chil
dren in the Near East come to the front at once.
Report at the Unitarian Church, Broadway and Yamhill,
at 9 o'clock, tomorrow (Monday) morning and give of YOUR
TIME AND SERVICE as well as of your money.
PORTLAND MUST NOT FALL DOWN SHE WILL NOT FALL DOWN IF WE
ALL DO OUR DUTY
AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR RELIEF IN THE NEAR EAST
J. J. Handsaker, State Director for Oregon;
Ben Selling, Treasurer;
John T. Dougall, City Campaign Manager.
Headquarters, Unitarian Church, Broadway and Yamhill
Phone Main 2304
"Yoa io't lrt me lirr, will j-n!
SS.OO m. noilk vrill save my lifr.
Carlisle was wounded while engaged
as a runner, but continued on duty
without reporting his wound. Private
Carlisle, Captain Evernden said, "was
wounded in the leg while an duty as
a platoon runner, and would not leave
his work until ordered to do so, after
his condition was noticed." Carlisle
spent several years in Marthfleld as a
chauffeur and attended school one year.
He enlisted while in California.
TOIL PREFERRED TO JAIL
Gas Hutchinson Will Xot Annoy
Mrs. Miller Any More. '
Love may laugh at ordinary lock
smiths, but the lock on the city jail is
too much for him, according to Gus
Hutchinson, 36, who agreed yesterday
that he would abandon his suit for the
hand of Mrs. Belle Miller, and go to
work at North Powder, Or., in prefer
ence to spending four months in prison.
Mrs. Miller testified that she had
Hutchinson arrested because he came
to her rooms in the Almira apartments,
tore up her books, and otherwise mis
behaved because she did not welcome
Gerlinger. Miss Vella Winner called at
tention to the lecture to be given by
Vilhjalmar Stefansson, the Arctic ex
plorer. Tuesday. March 18, at the muni
The business session was followed by
an address by James J-. Jawing on ine
proposed league of nations.
Cannery Official to Speak.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., March S.
(Special.) "The Advisability of In
creasing the Berry Acreage" is the sub
ject of an address to be given at the
commercial club Monday night by J. O
Holt of Eugene, manager of the Eu
gene cannery. Farmers and berry
raisers are especially invited to be
Dairy Husbandry Course Assured.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. March S.
(Special.) A two days' course in dairy
husbandry will be held here March II
and 22 under the auspices of the Oregon
Agricultural college. Arrangements
for the meet are being made by X. S.
Robb, county agent, with the co-operation
of a local committee composed of
O. K. Umphrey. C. A. Kartell, R. S.
Trask. Alfred Jury and K. K. Mills.
The programme has not yet been an
nounced, but the lectures will be given
by experts from the college.
VOTERS FAIL TO RESPOND
School "Election Called at Toledo Ilc-
cemly Not Held.
CEXTHALIA, Wash.. March 8. (Spe
cial.) The school election called re
cently In Toledo was not held, owing
tcfthe fact that not enough voters went
to the polls even to form an election
board. The former directors will hold
At the election in the Knah district
Mrs. E. P. Layton and Mrs. E. S. Layton
were elected to the board for three and
two years respectively, while Henry
Lahti of Osceola was elected to the
board of district No. "03.
At the school election In Winlock T.
C. Torgerson defeated C. A. Randt by
a vote of 137 to 73.
C. S. Yates of Portland wa. arraigned
in the circuit court this afternoon on
a charge of uttering a false check. He
pleaded not guilty and his trial was hi-t
for March ;o.
f'ight Orplians to Be Supported.
UNIVERSITY OK OREGON, Eugene.
March 8. (Special.) Eight French war
orphans will be supported by students
of the university high school on the
campus during the coming year. Most
ot the students will tnemselvca earn
their share of the $36.50 required for
Hit; support of each orphan for the year.
The money will be forwarded to the
relief committee for devastated France,
whose representative. Miss Brenda
Francklyn. recently spent several days
on the campus.
Portland Man Arraigned.
ASTORIA. Or.. March 8. (.Special.)
Thought She Would
Die from Eczema
! wmt to Johni Hopkica Hospital, t
went to arersi dtxrtora. I tred other
remadm. I tbourht I woold die. D.D.D.
cured mm after I had iho op all hope
to ever ret well acmta on earth.alra.
tan W" lac, Ul i-'raaalia St Baltimore.
W oaraeteaa have oaea D. D. D. heal ao MM n r
raars of aevera akio trouble that w know it
will help yoa too. la fact we -araitea Uta
mrat bottle, ate, 0c aod ll.oe.
IML Lotion ibr Shin Disease
Sola by Tliu o v. 1 lruc t o. 4.nd Kidinur
MURDER BLAME IS PLACED
Sam Rolli and Walter B. Scott In
dicted by Grand Jury.
Sabin Radich, better known as Sam
Rolli, was indicted by the Multnomah
county grand jury yesterday on a
charge of murdering Mrs. Betty Taug
on February 14.
Mrs. Taug had married Rolli in Ta-
COMMISSIONS TO BE GIVEN
Instructors in Military Science In
Schools to "Be Officers.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene
March 8. (Special.) Commissions in
the Oregon militia will be granted in
structors in military science in tne
high schools of the state which give
the course in military training. Colonel
John Leader, in charge of the work,
announced today, on receipt of author
ity from the office of the adjutant-general
of the state.
Instructors in the 20 high schools in
the state now following out the military-physical
training programme will
be advised by Colonel Leader to apply
to their local school boards for ap
proval for applying for the commis
sions, and submit the applications to
Superintendent Churchill when favor
ably recommended. The applications
will then be sent to the adjutant-general,
from whose offices the commis
sions will be issued after being coun
tersigned by the governor.
Marslif leld Alan .Is Cited.
MARSHFIELD. Or., March 8. (Spe
cial.) Halbert Carlisle of Marshfield
was cited by the commander of the
363d infantry for bravery in action.
Lemons for Complexion
Juice of two lemons made into creamy lotion can be
used to bleach, whiten and soften the skin.
Make a quarter pint cheaply I
The beauty lotion which isbecoming
so popular throughout the country is
easily prepared by anyone and a whole
quarter pint of it doesn't cost any more
than a srnall jar of the common, ordi
nary cold creams.
Add the juice of two fresh lemons to
three ounces of orchard -white and ehake
well in a bottle. Strain the lemon juice
two or three times through a fine cloth
so no pulp gets into thro lotion, then it
will keep fresh for months. Regardless
of what price you pay or how highly
advertised, there is nothing else really
more meritorious in beautifying, soften
ing and clearing the skin. As a tan
and blemish remover, also to remove
oiliness, freckles and sallowness, lemon
juice has no rival. Massage it into the
face, neck and arms once or twice each
day and just eee if it doesn't bring out
the roses and hidden beauty!
Lemons have always been used to
bleach the skin, but pure lemon juice
is too highly acid, therefore irritating.
Try it: Till sweetly fragrant lotion
will speak for itself. Any drug store or
toilet counter will supply the three
ounces of orchard white at very little
coat, and. the grocer will supply the
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Superiority of Construction
'is the real reason for the extraordinary
Demand for Bush and Lane Pianos
BUSH AND LANE PIANO CO.
Bush and Lane Bldg., Broadway at Alder