The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 08, 1919, Section One, Page 2, Image 2

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German ex-Chancellor Makes
u Sorry Apology for Huns.
Former Teuton Official in Seeking
to Justify Own Actions, Only
V fixes Much. Blame on Self.
(Copyright by the New York "World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
LONDON, June 7. (Special Cable.)
Bethraann - Hollweg, former German
Chancellor, who for six months has
been living quietly in his country house
near Berlin, has spent his leisure in
writing his memoirs, which are now
finished and will consist of two vol
umes of 500 pages each, according to a
Milan dispatch by A. Beaumont to the
Daily Telegraph.
The first of the volumes already has
been printed and has reached friends in
Lugano, probably in advance of knowl
edge of its contents in Berlin. It is
curious that the ex-chancellor's first
idea has been to forward advance
copies of the book to members of the
Giolottl party in Italy. The Stampa
of Turin publishes extracts from the
Naturally the work is in the nature
of an apologia pro domo suo. It is ex
peoted the first volume will be issued
to the public in about a fortnight.
Book la Poor Excuse
Evidently the f ormer chancellor
Imagines that he is giving signal proof
that the entente cordiale between Eng
land and France tended toward nothing
else than the annihilation of Germany
and that such proof is furnished at the
very time of the publication of his
book in the peace terms Germany is
expected to sign.
From the extracts published the
book appears to be a sorry composi
tion. While it tends to exonerate the
author it furnishes solemn proof that
Uermany's foreign policy, in his term
of office, was not known to the man
who was supposed to be its pre-eminent
Bethmann-IIollweg repeats old state
ments with his usual lack of sincerity
and of conviction. He dwells on his
alleged firm conviction of a deliberate
plan by France and England to en
circle Germany, with the view to her
destruction. As to the Austrian ulti
matum, he repeats that he knew of it
only in a general way before it was
published and sajs that when it ap
peared he was astonished at its vigor.
Once the die was cast his hands were
tied, he asserts.
Von Moltke Wants War.
He declares that If he had allowed
Russia to attack Austria that course
would have meant the destruction of
Austria, which Germany could not per
mit by the terms of alliance. There
fore, he was obliged to give his un
qualified support to Austria. General
Falkenhayen, then minister of war, was
personally opposed to the Austrian ulti
matum, but General von Moltke, chief
of staff, insisted that it be maintained.
Moltke, on his own responsibility,
ordered the invasion of Belgium, the
book says, although the chancellor
himself was opposed to that move. This
is an instance, by the chancellor's own
statement, which makes evident that
the real foreign policy of Germany was
not conducted by the chancellor, but
by the military leaders, who worked
behind his back and always imposed
their will upon him at ' critical mp-ments.
The former chancellor tries once more
to make out that the kaiser was not
in connivance with this underhand
Now that Germany has lost her cause,
he says, judgment should be pro
nounced against those who were guilty
of the war, but he refuses to accept
the tribunal constituted by the enemies
of Germany. In his view, such a tri
bunal should be composed of represen
tatives from neutral states.
y" -
But from his own book, the Daily
Telegraph's correspondent says: Beth-
inann-Hollweg would be condemned by
any court, for he was the responsible
chancellor of the German empire and
the book by implication admits, first,
that Germany gave a free hand to Aus
tria against Serbia, with full knowledge
that the act would create a general
European conflict: secondly, he admits
that the Austrian ultimatum was ex
orbitant in its terms; thirdly, he admits
that by the proposal to localize the con
flict he only raised false hopes of
peaceful settlement; fourthly, he admits
his personal responsibility for declining
viscount Greys proposal for a four
power conference; fifthly, he admits
having made a false proposal of direct
negotiations between Vienna and St.
Petersburg, while at the same time he
was advising Austria to abstain from
euch negotiations; sixthly, he explicitly
admits having left unanswered the sug
gestion that there had been other medi
ation, after he had declined the four
power conference; seventhly, he shows
he was personally responsible for hav
ing declined various other proposals
for mediation suggested by Lord Grey
eighthly, he left unanswered every sug
gestion of M. Sazanoff, the- Russian
minister of foreign affairs, looking to
an amicable settlement; ninthly, he
gave his cossent to the declaration of
war against Russia when negotiations
were still in progress; and, finally, he
pave his consent to i the Invasion of
Bethmann-Hollwesr's book, the Daily
Telegraph correspondent says, instead
of being an effective plea for his own
cause constitutes Its most scathing de
One-Sided Examination at Waverly
Baby Home Not Desired.
"All we want is justice done the
"Waverly Baby Home and any means
ttuupLeu uy represeniaiives OI rortiana
civic clubs in an inquiry into condi-
! satisfactory to us." said Dr. J. B. Bii-
uci Lmvu., siAii - piii siumu, jesieraay in
denial of the impression that the in
vestigation courted by the board ot
directors of the baby home was to
lie a one-sided affair.
We desire an investigation by per
sons whose report will have the weight
of authority and will stop unjustified
criticism. Conditions have not been
inA sit I n unu v nnrnp. nur Tn -vetrv
Dest mar. couia oe oDtainea under all
circumstances. If criticism which is
undeserved is " allowed to stand un-
n n ?swrfirt- if will rflfot tn tho HAtri
". jnent of the babies. Members of thi
, VJ.I 1 H vA ultCVlUt '.111 11 V O UllVUfill
criticism, but the babies will be the
ones who will suffer when funds are
nought for the furtherance of the work
of the home.
Dr. Bilberback said that the board
of directors desired investigators from
r the Oregon Civic league. Progressive
Business Men s club, the Portland Ad
elub, the Chamber of Commerce, the
. Rotary club and other civic bodies.
Because of the press of work falling
lip on the civic clubs at this time due
to the Rose Festival, It is not expected
that anything will be done in the mat
ter until after the rose show.
"I believe that matters should be
cleared up, and every detail gone into,"
said Dr. 3. H. Douglas, president of
the Rotary club, yesterday, "The in
vestigation should be thorough. . The
Rotary club is willing to co-operate
in any way, but it is very unlikely
that these matters will be given any
consideration until after the rose
A. C. Newill, head of the Oregon
Civic league, said yesterday that the
representative of the league on the in
vestigating committee probably will
be Mrs. Harry Gorbett, as she is chair
man of the child welfare department
of the league.
"From information which has reached
me from private sources, conditions at
the Waverly home are sadly in need of
a searching investigation," said Mr.
Newell. "For several years sanltary
conditlons at the home have been rot
ten. If reports are correct. There is no
question but that an investigation will
at least clear the atmosphere."
Mrs. D. C. Burns, president of the
home, said yesterday that she did not
care to talk about the matter, but that
she had no particular objection to hav
ing both sides in the controversy in
vestigated thoroughly.
Graduates of Pioneer Methodist
School Active In Oregon's Devel
opment ; High Ideals Taught.
ROSEBURG, Or, June 7. (Special.)
men and women whose hair has
whitened with the years today enjoyed
a reunion on the grounds where, as
children of pioneer parents, they at
tended the Wilbur academy.
Established in a log building on the
claim of Rev. James H. Wilbur, a Meth
odist missionary and pioneer and in
1857 chartered by the territorial legis
lature, the Wilbur academy became the
greatest educational institution in
southern Oregon. Located In what later
was known as Douglas county, this
school was attended by youngsters who
grew up to take an active part in the
upbuilding of Oregon. "
"Father" Wilbur taught to the stu
dents high ideals of Christianity and
American citizenship.
The student roll was rapidly In
creased and the old log structure was
succeeded by a more commodious build
ing. In 1873 another building was
erected. Later the buildings were leased
to the county. In 1900 the property was
sold to the school district and has since
been conducted as a public school.
Some of the students of the old Wil
bur academy have come here from east
ern states for the reunion.
Among the names on the student roll
of 50 years ago are those of the Browns,
the Kuykendalls, Dillons, Chapmans,
Watsons, Stearns, Grubbes, Millers,
Pinkstons, Reeds, Slocums, Wades, Fitz-
hughs, Mires, Booths, Riddles, Stephen-
sons, Partys, Nelsons and scores of
Airplane Flights Promised at Spring
, field Jubilee.
EUGENE, Or, June 7. (Special.)
Airplanes and other attractions are
promised at the Irrigated jubilee at
Springfield next Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, accroding to those in charge
of the celebration. The events will In
elude a visit to the headgates of the
Benham ditch on the McKenzie river.
On Thursday Mayor Morrison will de
liver the opening address at an open
air pavilion. There will be various
sports that day and a dance at night.
Friday will be the big day of the
celebration. Everybody will be given
a free auto trip to the headgates. State
Engineer Percy Cupper, Professor W
L. Powers of the state college and
"Farmer" C. L. Smith of the O.-W. R
& N. company will speak. There will
be more sports and another big dance.
On Saturday the aviators, who will
be here on their way from Portland to
Sacramento, will give an exhibition
flight. The Benham ditch takes water
from the McKenzie river about four
miles north of Springfield and by the
date of the jubilee the water will be
ready for use.
Colonel John Leader Delivers Com
mencement Address.
ST. HELENS, Or., June 7. (Special.)
The commencement exercises of the
St. Helens high school were held last
night in the city hall before a. large
audience. Colonel John Leader deliv
ered the graduating address, his sub
ject being "Lights and Shadows of the
Great War." The salutatory address
was by Mason Dillard and the valedic
tory by Miss Annette Payne.
The graduating class follows: An
nette Payne, Ethel Lynch, Anna Lar
sen, Helena Walker, Robert Dixon,
John Masten. Mason Dillard, Louis La
Bare, Caly Stanwood, Iver Wellnder,
Wesley Mays and John Corslglia.
Lebanon to See Fliers.
LEBANON, Or., June 7. (Special.)
Lebanon commercial club received a
telegram this morning 'announcing that
the flying squadron on the way from
Mather field, Sacramento, to Portland
to exhibt at the Rose Festival will stop
Tuesday morning in Lebonan for a
short rest. A landing field has been
selected just west of the city, which
will be properly marked. The an
nouncement was received with cheers
and the prospects are that one of the
biggest crowds ever assembled here
will be on hand to see the war planes.
Auditors Meet This Month.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 7. bounty
auditors of Washington will hold their
annual convention here June 19 to 21,
it was announced today by Joseph
Stewart, auditor of Spokane county.
Miss Laura Schragg, auditor of Adams
county, second vice-president of the
state association, will call the conven
tion to order, as she is the only one
of last year's officers who is now an
Fire Ousts Students.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., June 7. (Spe
cial.) The main cabin at the combina
tion mines in the Bohemia district was
cabin was occupied by the students
from Oregon Agricultural college who
went to the district recently to study
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