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.THE SUNDAY OREGOKIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 18, 1920
American Army Staff Train
ing Attributed to Him.
main until 5:30. when he will be es
corted to the main dining room of
the Chamber of Commerce. At 6
o'clock sharp, he will be the guest of
honor at a banquet arranged by the
chamber, but which the public has
been invited to attend, up to the
limit of f paceIL B. VanDuzer. presi
dent of the chamber, will preside and
introduce the general. Music will be
furnished by an orchestra in charge
of George K. Jeffery.
There are two possibilities relative
to the general's Itinerary, one Is that
he may visit the Elke' lodge prior
to the banquet and the other 'Is that
he may appear at the White temple.
Twelfth and Taylor streets, after the
banquet in connection with the drive
to raise funds for the relief of the
near east peoples. It Is optional with
him upon his arrival whether he will
Cbif Add ma at aright.
The next and chief meeting of the
day will take place at the city'e public
auditorium. Second and Clay streets,
at 8:15 o'clock, when General Per
shing will deliver his chief address.
Marshall N. Dana, chairman of the
Chamber of Commerce sub-committee,
and Hal M. White, manager of the
auditorium, yesterday announced the
WASHINGTON'. D. C Major-Gen- flna" P'ans tor this feature.
V Mnrri.nn rw., i I DoOTS Of the auditorium Will ftB
maud of Camp Lewis,' Washington. ' Pened , the pnbllc at 6 . "'f'0.'
was termed one of the greatest mill-
POST NOW CAMP LEWIS
Senators Hear nigh Praise of Com
mander 1 rom Pershing's 1'or
incr Operations Chief. .
tary geniuses in the United States
ariny, before a recent hearing of the
senate subcommittee' on military af
fairs, by Colonel John McA. Palmer,
general staff. who was . General
Pershing's first chief of operations in
France. Colonel Palmer was of the
three general staff officers who drew
up plans for the first American ex
General Morrison, then major, in
1906 introduced at Fort Leavenworth
the infantry and cavalry school. Col
onel Palmer told the senatorial com
mittee. This school-was the first in
the United States army to provide
real traininpc for candidates for the
general staff, he said.
"This was a revolution in our
school system, and very few of our
officers recognized it. Officers,
graduated after two years' of work,
if they showed capacity to solve tac
tical problems, were recommended for
general staff duty or division com
mands in event of war. Under this
Morrison plan we had a system very
much, as far as practical efficiency
goes, the same as the one Von Moltke
started." Colonel Palmer said.
The fact was developed that many
of the army officers selected for gen
eral staff duty and high commands
during the war were products of the
school system started by General
Speaking of the necessity for a suf
ficient number of highly trained gen
eral staff officers. Colonel Palmer
described a visit in August, 1917, to
the French front north of Verdun. He
went with General Pershing, as the
guest of General Petain. It was j;st
at the time the French made the at
tack through which they recovered
Morthomme, on the morning of Au
"On the evening of the 19th," he
Bald. "I was present with the chief
of staff of the French second army
who was receiving reports from the
chiefs of staff of the different corps
as to the progress of demolition and
the progress of artillery work, and
giving final instructions and modifi
cations necessary for the attack,
which was to begin at daybreak.
"When I looked at the elaborate
ness of the system, at the business
methods required, and the number of
highly trained and specialized men
necessary to make it work, it was al
most appalling to me to conceive how
we could ever do the same thing
promptly with the limited trained per
sonnel we had," said Colonel Palmer
During the war General Morrison
organized and commanded the eighth
division at Camp Fremont. Cal.. and
later the 13th division at Camp Lewis,
Wash., the latter command being on
the verge of starting for France when
the armistice was signed.
TRAINS WILL BE ON TIME
AVasJiouts and Other Troubles Are
Overcome by Railroads.
Reports received yesterday at the
general offices of the Oregon-Washington
lines was that the numerous
small troubles due to floodwaters re
leased by the combination of a Chi
nook wind and rain, had been over
come and that trains due in Portland
today may be expected to arrive prac
tically on time. Trains due yesterday
were delayed by the necessity of be
ing detoured via Walla Walla, or held
up pending the restoration of track
where eeveral small washouts oc
curred between The Dalles and Pen
dleton. Fortunately none of the wash
outs was extensive.
One of the worst delays was occa
sioned by a stretch of highway grade
being carried down on the track by
floodwaters and deposited to a depth
of two to five feet while a train was
standing on that particular piece of
track. The digging out of the train
stalled in a deposit of wet sand, kept
a large number of men busy several
hours and effectually blocked the
There will be no reserved seats in the
main body of the building, and those
first to arrive will have the choice
of places. Adequate police protection
and a force of ushers has been pro
vided, and as soon as seats are filled
the doors will be closed until the
meeting is over. Manager White an
nounced that General Pershing will
not be seen by the public as he leaves
the building, and that there is no
use for people unable to get Into the
building to await his exit on that
Mayor to Preside.
Mayor Baker will preside at the
auditorium meeting and Major W. S.
Gilbert of Astoria, beloved chaplain of
the old Third Oregon infantry, who
served overseas, will introduce Gen
eral Pershing. A fine musical pro
gramme has been arranged, and Wil
liam Robinson Boone will be at the
great organ. The Red Cross canteen
band will play some selections and
Walter Jenkins will lead mass sing
ing. Prior to his address little Miss Jean
Abercromble, daughter of Captain
Charles H. Abercromble, who gave
his life for his country in the Ar
gonne drive, will present General Per
shing with a magnificent bouquet of
Columbias. just declared the champion
rose of the world.
Following the auditorium meeting
General Pershing and his staff will be
escorted to the union station and will
leave for Seattle at 11 o'clock.
General Pershing is traveling in the
Pullman private observation car New
York, to which is attached the car
Battle Creek, in which ride the mem
bers of his staff. They are as fol
lows: Brigadier-Generals Fox Connor,
George Van Horn Moseley and Malin
Craig; Colonels George C. Marshall
Jr., R. II. Williams, John G. Queke
meyer and Henry Beeuwkes; Lieutenant-Colonel
Edward Bowditch Jr.,
Captain J. T. Schneider and one secretary.
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Immigration Suspect Arrested.
NORTH BEND, Or., Jan. 17. (Spe-
lal.) Wilfred Bergerson, a subject
f Great Britain, was arrested here
todav by -United States immigration
Commissioner Young.of Portland on a
charge of violating the immigration
aws. Bergerson, who is of French
parentage, came here from Saskat
chewan, Canada, recently with a
French colony and has been employed
n a local sawmill. It Is reported here
that passports to enter the United
States were denied to him but that he
succeeeded in evading the immigra
Fathers to Dine With Sons.
ABERDKEN, Wash., Jan. 17. (Spe-
ial.) A father and son dinner, at
which several scores of Aberdeen
fathers and sons are expected to get
together and become better ac
quainted, will be held some time in
March under the auspices of the
Weatherwax high school Young Man's
Commercial club. A commute of
fathers has been named to confer
with the young men as to details.
PERSHING ARRIVES TODAY
(Continued From First Page.)
Leiter, A. C. Newill, Lieutenant-Colonel
G. W. S. Stevens and Colonel
Creed C. Hammond.
Reaching the city at 12:30. General
Pershing and his staff will be met by
the general committee, George I
Baker, mayor of Portland; H. B. Van
Euzer, president of the Chamber of
Commerce, and others, and as soon
as feasible will be escorted to the
armory ror his meeting with ex
service men. only, the route being
over Sixth street to Washington, to
Third, to Morrison, to Broadway, to
Washington to Eleventh and to the
Parade Not Elaborate.
The parade, if such it may properly
be called, has been held to the mini
mum of display because it is Sunday.
It will get under way as soon as fea
s-ible after the reception of the gen
eral at the station. It will be led by
the veteran police company, followed
by the Red Cross canteen band and
a battalion of three companies. Ore
gon national guard, as military escort.
Next will come General Pershing's
automobile, with a guard of non-com
missioned officers from the army
navy and marine corps; cars contain
ing the reception committee, the staff;
of the genera.! and representatives of
the G. A. R., American Legion, Vet
erans of Foreign Wars and Spanish
Were it any other day than Sunday
an elaborate parade, such as was orig
inally planned, would have been ar
Following the parade. General Per
sning will address ex-service men
only at the armory, this feature hav
ing been arranged at his own request
Those who may attend this meeting
include veterans of any war in which
the United states has had an active
part and admission will be by uni
form, official button or discharge pa
riers. colonel creed c. Hammond, o
the Third Oregon infantry, will pre
Klrie and introduce the general, and
music will bo furnished by the Port
land marine band.
Hours Left for Rest.
General Pershing will be taken
from the armory to hi headquarters
aiultnoinan hotel, where he will re
ALASKA FUR CROP HEAVY
T.RAPPERS MEET WITH BETTER
8UCCESS THAX CSCAL.
Divorce Cost Reduced.
On a showing made by Arthur F.
Arnold, when haled Into court on a
citation to show cause why he had
not paid his wife. Clara J. Arnold, the
$100 a month alimony. $150 attorney's
fees and $30 costs, during pendency
of her divorce suit as ordered by
Judge Gatens, Presiding Judgs Mc-
Court yesterday reduced the attorney
fee to $100, the alimony to $d0 and
the costs to $20.
Elks to Hold Dance.
The first dance of the year given
by the Portland lodge No. 142, Elks,
is scheduled for Friday night, Janu
ary 23, at the Multnomah hotel. Ad
mittance to the dance is restricted to
Elks and their families. Reservations
for the dance must be made at the
office of Secretary Spaulding in the
Marshfield 53, Bandon 1. '
MARSHFIELD. Or., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Marshfield and Bandon high
schools played a hard game of basket
ball at Bandon last night, five mtn
utes extra time being required to de
cide the contest. Marshfield won in
the final stretch, the score being 53
Indebtedness Figures Announced.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. The total
amount of subscriptions for treasury
certificates of indebtedness maturing
uecemuer li, 1320, bearing an inter
est rate of 4 per cent, was $703,
026,000, the treasury department an
cut through to the nickel region from
the town of Chltina, which is less
than a dozen miles from the reported
find. Nickel has never been mined in
United States territory, the entire
American consumption being imported.
make a membership of 431. which, for
a lodge less than four months old, is
regarded as a wonderful record. Plans
are already being seriously considered
for an Elks' temple.
Season's Output Expected to Be
Hair Million Dollars Greater
Than for Other Years.
SEWARD, Alaska, Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Contrary to earlier expecta
tions of the trappers, this is going to
be a banner year in the production of
furs, according to reports that are
now coming in from many sources.
There are more men trapping than for
a number of years. This stimulation
or the trapping Dusiness is aue cnieiiy
to the high prices offered for furs,
but also, to a large extent, to the un
expected success on virtually all of
the regular trap lines.
From the Yukon hills tnrougn to
the coast the rich hauls of the old
regulars have spurred the interest of
men who usually loaf during tne win
ter months, and as a result hundreds
of new trap lines have been estab
lished that will add an immense ag
gregate to the normal output of
Alaska furs, particularly of fox. lynx
and wolverines. Muskrats also are
being taken in unusual numbers in
some sections, and reports from the
Yukon region tell of many marten
nd fishers being caught. Weasels
are more plentiful than in ordinary
years, and the additional number or
trappers who axe seeking them will
add largely to the usual output. A
singular circumstance reported is
that while weasels are much more
plentiful, they seem to be smaller
than usual. No satisfactory reason is
assigned for the general diminution
A well-informed fur buyer is au
thority for the opinion that the
Alaska fur output for the season will
run at least a half million dollars
more than in any recent year.
ALASKA'S DEPOSITS GAIN
Three National and 15 Territorial
Banks Now Established.
SEWARD, Alaska, Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Alaska has 15 territorial banks
and three national banks with present
aggregate deposits of $B,04!t.543.73, as
compared with $5,974,728.82 at the
corresponding date last year. The
gain shown, although small, is both
surprising and gratifying to business
people, who have supposed that the
lmmertse exodus of population from
the territory during the past few
months and the general business de
pression would cause a decided
shrinkage in bank deposits.
The capital of the Alaska banks ag
gregates $745,000 as against $850,000
last year, and the aggregate surplus
and undivided profits $322,575, as
compared with $249,914.36 this time
Chehalis Elks May Build.
CHEHALIS, Wash.. Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Chehalls Elks' lodge,
which was rnatltuted September 25
with a charter list of 100 members, 35
of whom were old members of the
organization, has 325 members now.
A class of 65 is expected for initla
tion next Thursday evening and there
are 41 applications. The total will
FARMERS GET $241,000
Loans From Government Attractive
and Interest Is Paid Promptly
SALEM, Or., Jan. 17. (Special.).
At the annual meeting of the Marion-
Polk County National Farm Loan As
sociation or xnarion ana folk coun
ties. January 13, the report of W. D.
Smith, secretary-treasurer, showed
that in two and one-half years since
the organization was organized to
handle federal farm loans, the sum of
$241,000 of government money has
been loaned to the members, who
number 70. None of the members h
defaulted In the payment of interest.
Directors chosen are: L. P. Hop
kins. A. L. Collins, T. J. Clark. E. A.
Aufranc and F. C. Ewlng. Officers
are as follows: L. P. Hopkins, presi
dent; A. L. Collins, vice-president; W.
D. Smith, secretary-treasurer; T. J.
Clark, E. A. Aufranc and F. C. Ewlng,
For Spring Will Be Much Higher
I Know Because I've Bought
When the MERCHANT PAYS MORE the CUS
TOMER MUST ALSO PAY MORE. Anyone who
says prices will be lower soon simply doesn't know
anything about conditions. When production in
creases prices will decrease, and not before. It's a
matter of supply and demand.
If you buy a
Suit or Overcoat now
you save from $10
If you buy a
Suit or Overcoat now
you save from $10
If you buy a
Suit or Overcoat now
you save from $15
In comparison with prices for spring you will
save from 20 to 25 through buying furnishings
and hats from stock now on hand. This is the best
I can tell you for your benefit.
R. M. GR
at West Park
The Jury in the district court was out
At his first trial Spanell was ac
quitted of the charge of murdering
Three months later he was con
victed of killing Colonel Butler. The
oourt of appeals held, however, that
the trial court erred in failing to
submit to the jury the plea of for
The jury's verdict sustained the de
fendant's plea that his acquittal .in
January, 1917, of the charge of mur
dering his wife was In effect an ac
quittal of a like charge in connection
with Colonel Ttuller's death. The
jury did ntj, therefore, specifically
pass irpon Spunell's guilt or innocence
In connection with the slaying of
MINERS' EXIT HASTY ONE
Americans in .Mexico Hurry to
Coast and Then Return.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) When a message from the war
department advised them to go to
the coast at once, John T.' Lewis Jr..
and other employes of the San Luis
Mininsr company in Mexico didn't
stop to debate the matter, but hur
riedly secured mules and traveled for
three days and nights until they
reached Mazat:tlan, according to a
letter just received from young Lewis
by his father in Toledo. There were
two women and a child in the party.
The trail was rough, making travel
When they reached Mazatalan they
found conditions were not as serious
as ihey supposed and all returned to
Phone your want ads to The Orcgo
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SPANELL IS ACQUITTED
Texas Jury Frees Man Accused of
Slaying Wife and Colonel.
BROWNWOOD. Tex., Jan. 17. Har
ry J. Spanell was acquitted of the
charge of murdering Colonel M. C.
Butler at Alpine. Tex.. July 20. 191H.
NICKEL FOUND IN ALASKA
Report of JTew Discovery Is Cred
ited by Authorities.
SEWARD, Alaska, Jan. 17. (Spe
cial) Reports with all the earmarks
of accuracy are in circulation that
extensive discoveries of nickel have
been made near the confluence of the
Copper and Chitina rivers. Mining
people generally give full credence to
the report, as the region where the
discovery is said to have been made
is in the immediate vlc'nity of well
known nickel deposits, which, how
ever, have never been developed In a
commercial way on account of the
almost inaccessible nature of the
An expensive but by no means in
surmountably difficult route could be
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