The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 21, 1919, Section One, Page 2, Image 2

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Tender Sentiments Evoked
Debate in House.
liut Proposed Amendment to War
Risk Insurance Bill Is Defeated
toy Representative Mondell.
fngton, Sept. 20. Fair young- women,
whose honest affections were attested
by their haying given their hearts and
promised their hands before April 6,
1917. to young men who later became
soldiers in Uncle Sam's army, were the
particular objects of a. rescue expedi
tion undertaken in the house the other
day by Representative Hawley of Ore
gon during- the debate on the war-risk
insurance bill.
Notwithstanding the fact that In.
many cases soldier3 named the girls
to whom they were betrothed as the
beneficiaries of their government In
surance policies, the war-risk insur
ance act permits payment only to cer
tain blood relatives. Mr. Hawley
sought to provide for payment to such
sweethearts in cases where the soldier
upon his death left no blood relatives
and where the engagement was en
tered into before war was declared.
It has been necessary, of course, to
throw numerous safeguards around
the war-risk insurance law to prevent
frauds and frameups by designing
women to put themselves in line for
the soldiers' Insurance in case of death
in the war. In building these safe
guards, however. It Is pointed out that
many young women who were cheated
out of their husbands by reason of the
war suffered injustice. Explaining his
proposed amendment Representative
Hawley said:
Mellow Sentiment Evoked.
"The purpose of the amendment Is to
take care of instances where the sol
dier, sailor or marine took out Insur
ance and was allowed to name in the
application his fiancee as his benefici
ary. I have in mind a particular in
stance of this kind and have heard of
others. This, however, is to apply only
where the agreement to marry was en
tered into prior to our entry into the
war, in order to avoid any question of
The Hawley amendment opened the
way to a debate in which love and mar
riage afforded the theme for much
earnestly expressed sentiment and a
tender plea by Representative Little of
Kansas for all the girls who became
engaged just as their lovers went away
to war. He opposed the limitation of
the Hawley amendment to those who
were engaged before war was declared.
"Gentlemen ought not to forget," said
the Kansas representative, "that there
is no affair more sacred or honorable
than the love affair of a boy who be
comes engaged to be married to a girl
just before he goes to war and perhaps
to death, and when you undertake to
stigmatize all of tho3e engagements
you wrong many thousands of young
men and women in this country. I
know a member of congress who be
came engaged to be married to a young
-woman the evening before he left for
the Philippine islands years ago, and
I know of no event in his life that has
given him as much satisfaction or . of
as proud, and on his behalf
i3 comrades I request this
cirinmittee to remove that stigma . In
jrbme way from the young women who
"would be affected by this amend
ment." Little's Biography Suggestive.
Reference to Mr. Little's biography
shows that he is a veteran of the Phil
ippine war. having served under Gen
eral Funston.
But Republican Floor Leader Mori
dell, unmoved by the beautiful senti
ment of the Kansan's plea, defeated
the amendment with this cruel rejoinder:
"All the world loves a lover, and one
is taking chances of appearing ungra
clous by opposing an amendment of the
sort suggested by the gentleman from
Kansas, which it is claimed would af-
m ch he is
if that of h
From three senators, two republicans 1
and one democrat, originally opposing
any kind of a league, there are now
20 if not 22 of the so-called 'bitter
enders. "
And these bitter-enders, it was
learned, are receiving much encourage
ment from several democrats on whom '
the president is counting aa loyal to '
the end. The break of the president's ;
strength will develop immediately on
the first vote on the reasonable rcser- ;
vations because the friends of the
treaty are afraid to vote against the
reservation which would mean finally
to defeat the treaty in the present sit
uation. Senator McNary's efforts as leader of
the mild reservationists are now de
voted to guarding against a parliamen
tary situation whereby the reserva
tions would unwittingly be defeated
beyond recall, which would mean the
definite killing of the treaty.
Imocrnta Fear Vote.
Notwithstanding President Wilson's
explanation of the difference in the
voting power in the league assembly
of Great Britain and the United States,
it Is disclosed that several democratic
senators who want to support the pres
ident are trembling at the sight of
the proposal. They would rather not
see it come to a vote, confessing that
they dislike to oppose it.
Whether Senator Hiram Johnson
will go on to the Pacific coast or re
turn to Washington was not decided to
night. Senator Lodge said, but the mild
reservationists on the republican side
agreed to withhold their support of
democratic maneuvers to force his re
turn, asserting that the Pacifio coast
is entitled to hear the other side, now
that the president has spoken.
Government Connivance With Pay
Roll Robbers Intimated toy
Witness at Hearing.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. Further
testimony Intended to show Mexico's
determination to force forfeiture of oil
lands owned by foreigners was given
today by Ira Jewel Williams, an officer
of the Panuco Boston Oil company, be
fore the senate committee investigat
ing the Mexican situation.
Williams declared tftat Americans
who remained at work had realized the
necessity of maintaining uninterrupted
flow of oil for the allied navies.
"Eleven of these men," he said, "have
paid the supreme sacrifice."
Government patrols as well as rebel
bands contribute to the disorder of the
country, Williams said. Before ship
ments of money for the payroll are sent
an exact statement of the amount is
demanded by the government officials.
There have been cases, Williams said,
where the amounts demanded by bands
were exactly the same aa reported to
the authorities.
Chairman Fall, reminding the witness
of a recent statement by President Wil
son that much of his information con
cerning Mexico had been obtained from
"liars," asked him If he had ever dis
cussed Mexican conditions with the
"No," replied Williams, adding that
so far as he knew none of the oil
men had talked of Mexico with the
College . Boys Get Practical Expe
rience In Highway Work.
Corvallis, Sept. 20. (Special.) Samuel
M- P. Dolan, assistant professor of civil
engineering, has returned to the col
lege after having spent the summer as
head of a location party for the Cor-vallis-Newport
highway, working in
connection with the state highway de
partment. With him were five college
All of the Oregon Agricultural col
lege civil and highway engineering
men were engaged in civil Mghway
engineering work and more could have
been placed.
Salem Club Adda 200 Members.
SALEM, Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
More than 200 members have been
added to -the Salem commercial club
during the first two days of the mem
bership campaign, and it is believed
that fullv 100 m nr mpnihp rm will Ka
ford balm to the souls of certain young f enrolled before the drive is closed.
women wno were aiiegea to nave peen
the fiancees of soldiers. I had a curious
experience when I made an earnest ef
fort to keep a soldier from being court
martialed because he had named in an
application for an allowance as his
wife a fair daughter of the sunny south
who, when the allowance was sent to
her, modestly suggested that she did
not bear the relation of wife to the sol
dier, but only that of a good friend.
-"No doubt there are meritorious cases
which do not fall within tho general
rules adopted. These cases should be
provided for, but it would .be a great
mistake to attempt to so broaden the
general provisions of the law as to in
clude every one of the cases which have
come to attention, as having some
merit." ...
fCnnttnui-d From First Pait)
Phone your want ads to The Orego
nlan. Main 7070. A 6095.
Though Very Common It la a Serlooa
DUcaie Wone at This Season.
ator Jones is standing out as before
for reservations.
As to Oregon's senator-i. There is
no change except that Senator McXary
has recently made it clearer than be
fore than he is in earnest about his
reservations and is not offering them
merely as a compromise.
Receptions Are Good.
No change can be expected in Cali
fornia, because Senator Phelan is at
the command of Mr. Wilson at any time
and Senator Hiram Johnson has Wn
following the president in the middle
west and assailing his arguments.
The rest of the president's trip is
relatively important. There is no dls
position hene to Aeny that he had i
splendid reception on the Pacific coast
from Portland to San Diego, but his
opponents say he is mistaking far
western hospitality for Indorsement
when he assumes that he has won to
an unamended tneaty all of the thou
sands who have cheered him.
Now as to the situation back here.
The only reason he has not lost ground
every day since he departed Is that
ohnut all thn nnsstbill tcs for losses
, i . .. ,i tr. i
; were long since eiiuusicu. no ua.s
V lost more than the country knows be
Ni'fause, besides all of the democratic
gVnators in the south who have gone
ov-er to reservations, several others who
havwQ been silent will be found voting
to effarify several provisions of the
league covenant.
The president's followers are de
preosouN today ovr the development
that the mild reservationists will vote
against Uny effort by treaty supporters
to force lan early vote on the Johnson
amendment to give the United States
the same, number of votes as Great
Britain inAthe league. The mild reser
vationists Swill not support the John
ton amendment in the final vote, but
they are not going to maneuver them
selves into the position of helping those
committed to the president's irrecon
cilable programme any more than they
are willing to go to'the other extreme.
Leiene Opponents Grow.
A leader of the mild reservationists
eaid today:
"The growth of the forces opposing
any league has been almost marvelous.
It is an inflammation of the mucous
membrane, causing a discharge, and
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