The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, SECTION FOUR, Page 5, Image 65

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BONFIRES OF AMERICAN STORES IN FRANCE
LIMITED TO WORTHLESS RUBBISH OF DEPOTS.
Exaggerated Stories Spread by Excited French People Responsible for Reports of Huge Waste bj United States
Representatives Relations With Foreign Government Not Strained, Heilig Insists.
OREGON SOLDIERS RECOVERING FROM INJURIES
AND LOOKING FORWARD TO NEW ENDEAVOR
Letters Received by Relatives Carry Messages of Cheer, and Expression of Pleasure in Having Prospect of
Early Return From France.
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, PORTLAND, AUGUST 3, 1919.
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BY STERLING HEILIG.
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things until they happen; and
when they don't happen together, the
ensemble gets across in detached pieces, j
As for economic writers hitting the
high spots, they oan obtain gaudy pre
sumptions from' the disgruntled who
were in a hurry to do business during
the period of French importation re
strictions. So, some may have a false impres
sion that the French government is
selfish and silly, cares nothing for poor
citizens in cruel need of motor cars,
despises our synthetic dyes, has no use
for smoke consumers, laughs at the
needs of devastated textile factories
and would as callously see shivering
French boys go without stockings as
grandpop without tobacco for his pipe.
Don't believe it.
Any more than that the A. E. V.
(just simply a bunch of crusaders)
would throw sewing machines into the
bonfire and laugh, ha! ha! while poor
French aewing women plead, with
streaming eyes: "Ah, don't destroy
them."
It is not the A. E. F., anyway.
It is the liquidation commission, and
the real story is a pretty play of wits
(between French and American men of
wit) and much unadvertised kindliness
(for the simple and humble).
It is all about Michael and Satan con
tending for the body of Moses that
enormous mass of valuable American
material which the A. E. F. brought
over here, and has been explicitly or
dered from Washington not to take any
of it back. The commission's honor is
to do best for America; and the French
government experts to do best for the
French government. They are keen
buyers.
It is different from Italy, where. Inter
alia, we had motor vehicles to get rid of.
The Italian government's offer was so
low that we refused it. When we give,
we give, but when we liquidate, the
commission's point of honor is to avoid
even the appearance of, softness. So,
we said: "We'll sell those cars to the
Italian public" "Go ahead." said the
Italian government. Thus, we obtained
double the price they had tendered.
In France the leading case was Ford
that remnant of 4600 cars assembled
and unassembled, sold to the French
government a year ago for $375 each,
and remaining undelivered at armis
tice. The Fords desired to buy them
back, offering the original $375 plu
is irancs per car for transportation
expenses, plus 70 per cent advalorem
duty, plus 10 per cent luxury tax. They
sketched their plan in detail. The
French government would receive near
ly 9,000.000 francs in customs and lux
ury tax. plus the original 8,000.000
francs it had paid for the cars. In ad
dition the Fords agreed to stabilize the
retail price of the cars at an even $1000
apiece, and estimated that the loc
agents" would make 5,850,000 francs
profits. France scorned the plan, we
are told "turned her back on the 17.
000,000 francs, even though her credit
steadily declines." But was France so
silly? Eight of those 17,000,000 were
her own money. What did the Fords
ask? Permission to sell these cars a
seeond time at a whooping profit. The
French government felt that it needed
that profit Itself.
These ideas ruled the disposition of
tU A. E. F. motor vehicles 44.619
passenger cars (including ambulances,
bicycles and motorcycles) and 24,055
trucks. And some of them was fat, and
some of them was thin. I mean, some I
new, some wrecks, and many in be
tween. Every French citizen wanted
to-buy an undamaged Cadillac for $10S.
But the French government had its
own French army cars to sell. Doubt
leas, there are purchasers for both lots
iut safety first. This may throw
light on the Ford embroglio.
-So the impression got about that our
liquidation, commission might not sell
A; E. F. automobiles to the French
public not Just yet. Automobiles!
Almost anything. We may want to
buy these stocks ourselves. The thing
was vague, but business delayed. Both
sies sat tight.
The French team seemed to have all
the advantage. We had merely the
goods like Little Red Riding Hood.
'Time passea.
We have got to clear the camps and
depots. Washington forbids us to take
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1 anything back. We can't sell to the
! French public yet. But we can't wait.
It makes us nervous that French
government buyers, solidly conscien-
tiouSi dicker 8o deliberately over
masses of material without end struc-
tu - ral steel paint, guy cable, iron pipe,
electric motors, concrete mixers, road
rollers, power pumps, piledrivers, steam
shovels, mon dieu! Hundreds of miles
of troop and hospital huts, ditto cov
ered storage, ditto copper wire, ditto
gauze bandages, and thousands of bar
rels of camouflage paint and cases of
Ivory soap, and a million Ehovels no,
it is utterly Impossible to give an idea.
All the signal corps' impedimenta. All
the Q. M. corps supplies, and the en
gineers. And the others.
One day they released the Ivory
soap.
Another day they finished picking
cavalry and artillery horses. We
started to sell the remainder at auc
tion. Another day we began selling
scrap dumps by sealed proposals. It
was permitted. The French public,
having money to buy anything, bid
gloriously.
Tou see, we just had to clean our
camps and depots. Had to deliver the
premises back in the same good order
and repair in which we received them.
Otherwise, damages. Anyway, dam
ages. But clean, less damages.
When you clean, you make bonfires.
Who could foresee the far effects of
this domestic detail? Everywhere the
French public was crazlly on the
watch, not to let a chance go by be
cause we've got the reputation of in
credible riches; and the time growing
shorter and shorter, how could we re
fuse any offer? The French public was
bitterly jealous of Its own government.
U"hy didn't it let American clearance
sales begin? Every French citizen
wanted a brand-new Dodge touring
car for $103.
Those bonfires! When you clean a
motor transport camp, you find a lot
of worthless rubber tires, smashed
bodies, worn-out side-cars, and torn,
water-soaked isinglass-and-canvas cov
ers. On top of camp refuse, they burn,
and the camp is cleaner; but every
French citizen who peeked over the
fence exclaimed: "There goes my tour
ing car!"
French newspapers which happened
to be "against" their government
made capital of it. The Americans
were burning their motor cars! What
else could they do? Forbidden by
Washington to take them back home.
forbidden by Paris to sell them to the
French public, they might not even
give them away It would compete
with French manufacturers and clear
ance sales of the French army!
It raised Cain. The French govern
ment issued a communique.
"A paper has published stories of
American material burnt at Camp
Prunlor, near Romoratln." ran the text
of it. "The representatives of the
Americans, to whom the French gov
ernment immediately communicated the
allegations, immediately guaranteed
that no such destructions bad been tu
thorized: and they immediately opened
an inquiry concerning the rumors.
"It may, however, be affirmed at
present, that if such bonfires were
made, they could only have been, due
to orders ill understood or unhappy
initiatives. It may be added, further
more, continued the French com
munique, that in no case could such
fires have been motived by the refusal
of the French to authorize the Ameri
can government to dispose of Its ma
terial In France.
The Americans let it go by, without
tuVninff a hair.
Of course, we can dispose to the
French government.
"Negotiations are running their
course between the two governments
for the liquidation of this materia!
concluded the French government to
the French newspapers. "The two gov
ernments have fallen Into agreement to
adjourn all sales to particular citizens
during the course of these negotiations,
which are progressing satisfactorily.
And time continued to pass.
The emotion of French citizens con
tinued. Paris papers pictured crowds
hanging about our motor transport
depots in urgent need of machines fo
their business "and none of our manu
facturers ean supply them for a long
time." added the Matin. "They one
to pay any and all customs duties, and
supplicate the Americans not to destroy
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these automobiles which would be so
precious to them!"
In vain did our motor transport colo
nel at Tours tell French newspaper
men the simple truth: "We gave or
ders to burn at Romoratln only stuff
without value." But, to put an end to
rumors, he added: "I will now tele
phone immediately that they stop burn-ins-
ahy thing!"
All colonels have not the same pa
tience. Some see no reason why they should
take other people's blame. The Matin
man found one like this at Tours; and
the fat was in the fire again.
"If It were only automobiles," said
this other American colonel, "but we
have masses of provisions, clothing,
shoes, etc., in the 'most of our camps,
and we can sell nothing because the
French government opposes, yet will
not Duy for its own account"
The Frenchman demanded details.
"Too numerous to mention." replied
the other. He produced a filing-cover.
"The mere list runs 500 pages, with 20
articles per page." 6o, the reporter
wrote "millions of pairs of brogans.
woolen socks, rubber boots, uniforms.
underwear, flannel shirts, water-proof
slickers!"
"Millions of pairs of brogans, I heard
him say it!" raved the Paris reporter
n his column, "and when I asked him
how many millions, two, three millions?
the colonel replied: 'Oh, much more!
And these American brogans, solid and
well-made, cost, some $8. some $5. at
which price the Americans are willing
to cede them. And tobacco! A pro
digious quantity! It would come to less
than $1 per .pound to the French gov
ernment, and the cigarettes would not
be dear, either! Can they refuse to
make this purchase, when nowhere In
our French tobacco bureaux can the
east pack be found? The state would
find its profit, naturally! But," con
cluded the Matin man bitterly, "it is
only the food supplies sugar, con
densed milk, etc. that have been ac
cepted without difficulty by the French
government."
About the same time the Paris Eclair
investigated our signal corps telegraph-
telephone "lines. It stated a persistent
French rumor:
The Americans have covered France
with so complete a network that, from
no matter what point, one can ask and
obtain instantly a communication with
Antwerp, Cologne, Marseilles. Verdun.
Mayence, Strasbourg and Brest. This
installation is valued at half a billion
francs. Now the Americans are leav
ing. They offered to France, on any
conditions we pleased, this inestimable
system. But France replied: "Take
all that away! Your material is not
reglementaire!
"And there s worse, ' went on the
Eclair. "Tou are aware that the Ameri
cans have known how to fit up. in a
manner absolutely remarkable, all the
old French baracka which they occu
pied. Those at Clermont-Ferrand are a
model of perfection. Well, prepared to
.depart, the Americans offered our mili
tary authorities to cede them the lm-
ated. Our militarv authorities berimed
the Americans, before their departure.
to 'kindly put back things in the state
in which they had received them"
Put back the premises as you found
them!
How can we? No matter. If we
can't, we can pay the damages.
In all this, the attitude of commis
sion, quartermaster corps, and all the
A. E. F. chiefs remained admirable. Our
army, too, is la Grande Muetto the
great silent one; but who can stop the
French public? Everyone, here, has a
cousin employed with the Americans
as interpreter, liaison, purchasing run
ner, stenographer or clerk of some de
scription. A duel of wits just sitting
tight!
Put back the premises! What a mass
of rubbish! If we leave it, they'll
claim damages Burn these infected
mattresses. There's no time more to
sterilize those bales of rag clippings
which the patient salvage service has
consistently prepared for weekly sales
to shoddy manufacturers. What can we
do with these broken-down sewing
macbine tables. Sling them on the
funeral pyre of buddies putrid "pants
and cootie underwear and shoes dead
to the world. The salvage might have
done something with the germ junk;
.but the salvage the beautiful aoid
touching- A. E. F. ejilvage is ehuttlng
up shop.
Tut. tut! It's not .the moment for
any American camp to make a bonfire.
The Touts public is on watch. All
kinds of poor folks know of neighbors
who have picked up fascinating rub
bish. All are wild for acquisition
anything-. Give It to me, do not burn it.
"Joe, they're crasy," says the corporal.
"Shoo them back and shut that gate."
The papers get It beautified by tele
graph. "It is possible." exclaims the Matin.
"Many letters from citizens affirm that
at the American salvage camp of St.
Pierre-des-Corps they are burning mat
tresses, bed covers, entire bales of
socks, shirts, brogans, sewing machines,
chairs, benches, tables. Good sense
fails to credit such organised vandal
ism. . One might deem it the work of
sun heat in the dog days; but, alas,
it is only too true, the bonfires, de
structive, useless, is the work of hu
man beings."
And the opposition paper, backhand
ng the French government, puts all the
blame on the reglement, forbidding to
be given away articles subject to cus
toms dirties and which may not, there
fore, be sold. The last picture shows
humble workers of Tours (whose
premises, in fact, are packed with our
Junk) mourning over the destruction of
precious articles they craved.
A duel of wits.
I hope that I have made it clear
from the start that the French govern
ment never refused us authority to dis
pose of our -A. E. F. material in France,
and that its own experts, conscientious
and painstaking, continually exercised
the utmost diligence in performing
their duty, one and indivisible, to the
French government.
If proof were needed; why. now, here,
in good ample time, it Is announced
qutte tranquilly, that the American
telegraph-telephone network is a splen
did acquisition. (The dealings were' in
a large spirit. I hear that the commis
sion can write off most of the .cost.)
Of those interminable stocks the
French government has made admir
able bargains. (Once studied with
system, the final clean-up is rapid.
"How much this?" "Here's no itemised
cost list." "Shall we say such and
such a sum?" "No. perhaps such and
such." "Why. certainly.")
And. finally (in ample time before
sailing), French newspapers announce
a charming surprise.
Here is extremely interesting news
concerning the American stocks," says
the Intransigeant. 'The ministry of
finances advises its service that the
American armies, being in process of
selling its food and colonial stocks in
the provinces, the French customs
should see to it that customs dues be
duly paid by such particular persons I
as make purchases.
"It results from this note," continues
the Paris paper, "that the sale of the
American stocks to French citizens, is
in no way forbidden, and that, since
the French government is not, after all.
buying up the totality, then lets ui
as the saying is go to it."
But can you ever satisfy the papers?
This one goes on:
"The French state will have lost on
these sales the immense profits which it
could have procured itself by acquiring
the totality en bloc, at low price, and
in reselling a little dearer. But what's
a billion or eo to us? Hey?"
Tut. tut. Criticise its liberality to
citizens?
It's beautiful to give them all
chance.
Film Flickers.
Cont1nued From Pftse 4.)
played, and naturally a very Important I
consideration. Then Mary Alaen went I
east and before she had unpacked her
trunk emissaries from the Realart Film
company had called upon her and en
gaged her for the part.
The film title of Mrs. Fiske's play
will very probably revert back to "Bar
nabetta." the name of the original story
from which the play was adapted. Mis
Binney plays the role of Barnabetta.
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Perhaps it's an invitation; perhaps
it's a defi to newspaper paragraphers;
but anyhow. Mack Sennett has tempted
providence by starting a chicken farm.
Not blonds but real chickens Ply
mouth Rocks and such.
The chicks were bought originally to
be used in a comedy: but they all went
to work raising families. Mr. Sennett
finally decided they might as well go
systematically to work In the egg busi
ness. So on the hill back of the studio
in Los Angeles, he has laid out a regu-
lar chicken ranch.
Lost heroines in the twentieth cen
tury are about as popular a theme as a
horse and buggy in a modern story-
Still, when Ethel Clayton was supposed
to have disappeared off the face of the
earth nearly every one grabbed at It as
a delicious bit of gossip. All the time
when the fair Ethel was making her
p. a. earn bis salary by reporting her
daily disappearance ' somewhere be
tween here and Japan, she was in New
York, just as much surprised as any one
to hear she was lost She will return
to Los Angeles very shortly to resume
work.
George Williams, who has been seen
in a number of, pictures lately, among
them beine "The Busher," in which
Charles Ray is starred, had an unusual
experience a few days ago. He went
into a bank across the street from
Grauman's theater in Los Angeles to
cash a check. The cashier asked him
if he had anything with which to
identify himself. "It's just noon," he
said to the cashier. "If you will Just
take a minute to step over to Grau
man's, you'll see me in that picture and
my name announced. The cashier ac
cepted the invitation and Williams'
check was cashed a few minutes later.
Like fellow-townsmen who crowd the
depot to say "Godspeed" to the big
man's son when he goes forth to carve
his way In the world, representative
Los Angeles attended a Hollywood the
ater 500 strong one evening last week,
as guest of the producers to see the
first running and to place the high
cachet of their approval upon the lat.
est Brentwood production which Its
maker. King W. Vidor has titled "The
Other Half" and which is shortly to
start on its travels to the picture cen
ters of this and other countries.
Henry Lehrman, producer of Lehr-
man comedies, has just Issued a posi
tive denial of a statement recently pub
lished, which declared that Roscoe Ar-
buckle is half owner of the new Henry
Lehrman studios now being erected at
Culver City, CaL
The Smithsonian institute and Uni
versal Film company are jointly Inter
ested in the extraordinary exploration
party which sailed July 16 from New
York on the steamship City of Benares
Ka,,, fr- JAnAtAwm Smith If,
bound for C&petown, South Africa,
whence it will penetrate into the In
terior of the dark continent This i:
independent of Univeraal's oriental ex
pedition, which began some weeks ago.
and which will yield 900,000 feet .of
educational subjects.
The recent formation of Eminent Au
thors' Pictures, Inc., headed by Rex
Beach, with Samuel Goldwyn as chair
man of the board, has been widely
heralded as an original experiment in
which exhibitors and the public have a
vital interest.
These musical selections will now be
passe in all theaters:
"On, Oive Me a unnK, Bartender:
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow!"
"Hail. Hall, the Gang's All Here!"
"Father, Dear Father. Come Home
With Me Now!"
LIds That Touch Liquor Shall Never
Touch Mine."
"Comlnif Thro' the Rye." .
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Captmlsi Dorwls Pmlner
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W. II. Williamson.
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. of heroic Lost Battalion. -
CAPTAIN GEORGE A. GORE, for
merly a lawyer of Portland, but
for the bast 14 months the com
mander of a battery in the 15th field
artillery of the 2d division, has Just
written a cheery letter to his mother.
Mrs. Ida B. Gore of La Jolla, Cal.,
telling her of his recovery from a
wound in his leg-received in the ter
rific fighting of the last days of the
war. This iujury has kept him in the
hospital for more than three months.
It also prevented him from rowing in
the lnter-allied regatta at Paris.
Captain Gore was decorated with the
croix de guerre witlj star by the French
government. He was associated in
Portland tith the law firm of Wilbur
at opencer ana in ei. -neiens witn
Judge Harris. He served for more than
seven months w ith the, national guard
on the Mexican border in 1916. The
date of his return from France is in
definite. Sergeant Gilbert F. Fallman. sta
tioned at Chateuroux in the supply
company of the 11th marines, writes
his mother, Mrs. r. A. Fallman. lal
Park street, that he Is spending his
time as much as possible In outdoor
sports while waiting for the word that
will send his regiment home. Ser
geant Fallman has become a riding en
thusiast and has been touring the sur
rounding country on horseback. The
Portland boy evidently longs for the
sight of his home city, for be writes
that he has seen no flowers in France
to compare in any way with the Port
land rose. Although crows and mag
pies are numerous, the devil-dog ser
geant misses the many varieties of
song birds of his native state. Fallman
expects his regiment to "shove off
for home In the very near future.
Charles E. Lenon, an attorney of
thia city, recently returned from
France, where he was in service with
the Y. M. C. A. for seven months
hut secretary. Mr. Lenon was stationed
at the quartermaster's spur camp
Le Mans, and had charge of three huts
during the last few months of his stay
When Mr. Lenon took charge or the
"Y" work at the camp. Le Mans had
Just been made the embarkation cen
ter for the returning troops and thou
sands of soldiers passed through the
district each week. It became the
"Y" secretary's task to cheer and help
this large number of men. and Mr,
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HOLLAND CITIZENS AND BANKS
ARMED AGAINST BOLSHEVIKI
Dutch Have Seen Reds at First Hand
to Let Revolution Start.
SE has to be In The Hague but a
very few days to discover that
bolshevlsm Is not an academic
thing with the Dutch, writes Samuel
Crowther In Leslie's. It is right at their
doors In Germany. Since the country
has always been and still is a refuge
for political exiles, nearly all the bol
shevists who hope later to get into
action someWhere are planning and
plotting and being followed by the
secret services of the powers about
I thse purlieus of the temple of peace.
In order to give the Dutch a better
view of the new philosophy at work.
Its proponents advertised an exhibi
tion for last November. They promised
then to seize the government and start
trouble all about The citizens got
ahead of them, but the scare has
lasted.
Every bank in Holland is today a
small arsenal, stocked with rifles and
machine guns. The people of the cities
say that the army will fail them in
need, and hence those who nave prop
erty to lose are organized into a
Citizens' Guard, which drills regularly.
When the alarm Is sounded every one
of these guards has an exact station to
take, and he will be armed within a
very few minutes of that alarm, for
rifles and machine guns are stored In
various quarters. The owner of one of
the largest newspapers showed me
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queen' palace, and he said:
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"It IS my duty to see that two ma
chine guns are set up here when the
signal is given."
Every bank and most of the more
Important offices have wireless equip
ments .and operators In their service,
so that communications cannot be cut
off during an insurrection. In fact.
peaceful Holland Is all ready for trou
ble and is taking no chances. And I
do not find any )ne to suggest that the
fears were groundless; the TJutch are
no, . easJlv freiehtened nation they
I have been through quite too much for
that.
And therefore Holland's citizens may
I claim to qualify, if not as experts, .at
I least as knowing something about
I social disorder at iirst nana.
Bolshevism is not a subject for aca
demic discussion in the Netherlands.
Its persons aad methods are too well
known. The country hasatuways been
democratic In the extreme and is
I mecca for political refugees of all
1 shades at opinion. JL Dutchman will
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Captain George A. Gore,
wounded and decorated-
Llent. Blaine R- Smith
inspect battlefields.
Gilbert Paltnua.
-nttb marines.
Cbarle E. Leoon.
"Tf" secretary, returns.
Lenon was well qualified to do so,
although he had to work 17 hours a
day to accomplish it.
That his work was appreciated Is
shown by the following statement of
Alfred L. Marcum, commanding officer
of the 3d spur battalion: "It would be
Impossible to arrive at a full apprecia
tion of tha services rendered to offi
cers and men by Mr. Lenon, secretary
of the local Y. M. C. A., and it can
truthfully be said that no man has
done more to convince them of the
altruism and sincerity of bis organiza
tion." Mr. Lenon says that at his huts the
Y" gave away each week an aver
age of 2-0,000 cups of chocolate, coffee
or lemonade ana ou.vuu cooKies.
To stand on "the top of Europe."
4S10 meters high, and see the conti
nent stretched out before him like a
relief map was the inspiring experi
ence of Sergeant Charles T. Howe, a
young lawyer of Portland before en
listing in the ordnance department in
1917. Sergeant Howe, in a leter to his
mother. Mrs. Ella B. Howe. 1748 East
Yamhill street, gives a description of
his climb up a towering snow peak
near Chamonlx, France.
Howe, with a party consisting of
four friends, including two women,
and guides and porters to aid the
climbers, started the ascent from
Chamontx early In June. The first
day's climb was uneventful except for
a beautiful sunset viewed from their
first camping place. The party snatched
a few hours" sleep and started out
again at 1 o'clock In the morning. They
were divided into two "caravans," each
roped -to a guide, the latter carrying
candles to light the way. "We must
have made a wonderful picture as we
crawled up the sheer side of a snow-
covered mountainside like two giant
glowworms." writes Sergeant Howe.
"The feat was accomplished with no
ill effects to the party except great
fatigue and several ad cases of snow
burn."
Sergeant Howe was a graduate of
the University of Oregon law school
In the 'class of 1917. He made his
home in Portland with his mother, and
had just been admitted to the bar of
Oregon when he enlisted in 1917. He
went overseas in January, 1918, and
since the armistice has been attending
the University of Lyon. He expects
to return soon, having completed his
course at the French university June 30
Captain Dorwin Palmer, Portland
and Know Too Well Their Strength
not tblerate putting a man in jail for
merely saying he must both say and
do before he comes into the view of
the law. Lenine and Trotzky laid
their plans in Holland; so did the
Spartacist group.
Holland has had the best of chances
to study revolutionary socialism at
first hand, and they say here that,
given a certain amount of discontent
to start with, 100 determined men can
overthrow any government on earth
simply by seizing the strategic offices
of the government and then cutting
the means of communication. If the
people In general are fairly satisfied
with conditions the revolution is bound
to fizzle, but if they are not satisfied
and no one is in these days then the
revolutionists can get a great popular
following by a distribution of money
and promises of more. That is the way
the Russian revolution was managed;
that is the procedure which. was tried
in Berlin, and that is why such a very
small band of extremists can so easily
stage a coup.
It does not take a person ef ex
traordinary Imagination to picture
what an upheaval would occur in the
United States if armed bands seized
the principal offices at Washington of
a night and at the same time their
confederates blew up the main tele
graph and telephone centers and pro-
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Charles T. Howe
climbs peak in f ranee.
Heracliel P. no
leaves 116th engineers.
X-ray specialist, has returned after
more than a year's service in France,
most of which was spent with base
hospital 46, recruited almost entirely
from this city. Dr. Palmer was the
only Portland physician sent by the
government to attend Cornell military
X-ray school In New York city, where
the most noted roentgenologists were
gathered to improve X-ray technique.
In June, 1918, Captain Palmer re
ceived orders to take charge of this
department in base hospital 46 when
they sailed for France. He remained
with this unit until the armistice was
signed, when he was sent to Bordeaux
embarkation camp, where he treated
thousands of soldiers who were being
returned to this country.
Lieutenant Blaine R. Smith has writ
ten to his mother, Mrs. Blaine Smith,
of this city, that he has just com
pleted an Inspection tour through the
battlefields of northern France and
Belgium in company with ten other
officers of the army of occupation. He
is now stationed in Brest lounsr
Smith enlisted as a private two years
ago, but was soon commissioned and
has been on General Butler's staff ever
since. He is a graduate of Culver mil
itary academy.
After spending more than 15 months
in France with the 116th engineers,
Herschel P. Nunn, well-known Port
land advertising man. has accepted a
position with the Arcady Press & Mail
Advertising company, where he will be
associated with Joseph R. Gerber and
Tom W. Gerber.
Mr.Nunn was discharged from the
army in March. For four years prior
to entering the service he had been a
member of the advertising staff of
Foster & Kleiser here.
Private W. H. Williamson, hero of
the famous lost battalion and Eon of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Williamson, former
residents ef Portland, but now living at
Stella, Wash., is on furlough visiting
his parents. It is his first stay homo
since going to Camp Lewis over a
year ago. Private Williamson has
been undergoing treatment since April
at different military hospitals for in--juries
sustained from being severely
gassed in the heavy fighting of the
Argonne forest He expects to receive
his discharge in the near future and
Is planning to take advantage of tha
educational offer made to ex-soldiers,,
sailors and marines by going- to col
lege this fall.
claimed'all over the big cities that the.
social revolution had taken place.
Would not the rabble start trouble
everywhere: would not work cease if
only out of curiosity, and would not
the resulting great street crowds, as.
on armistice day, control the cities? .
Even that might happen in a country'
so inherently orderly as the United
States, and if it did, it would be days:
and weeks before order could again bo,
restored. That Is what the Dutch see. .
They narrowly averted one crisis and .
they do not want to test their luck
irain. - . '
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