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2 ( - 1 , THE OUECOX STATES.MAX: MUDAY. JAM AHY 25, 19iS p .
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I With the Draft Board
- Speeding up again, all hands ana
the cook, at the selective war draft
Board yesterday, while waiting: on
registrants and their friends who
wanted further information In re
gard to their questionnaires, more
than twice the nsnal number of class
Ifications were n.-ade, and the cor
responding, cards mailed, in addi
tioa to notifying another lot to n
pbrt for physical examination.
Those su-amoned for physical ex
February 2. Harold E. Rakln
. February KLloyd Morley, Shaw .
WiHie A. Free. West Unn; Joseph
AJbtis, Aumsville; W.alter W. flatt
Jefferson; Lawrence H. Crook, Mat:
leav '- FInvrt Tlarmtl- Seattle- llr-?
m w it" a i i . !
iuu a. ruru. Arue ttav , .ciun,
Dwlgfat I, Ritchie. Theo. H. K. Htrf- I
nlan.l Grover E. Weaver. Cirl H.I
Mason, Orville S. Johnson. Hora ' j
11.. Jewett, Salem.
j February 6. Paul Bert Ware-j
ham. Gates: George C.'Greenleaf
Ctntralia, Wash.; Frank W. Cronin
Astorlaj Fred Bo-edigheimer, Sta-
ton: Edward Schmidt,. Sublimit.-;
: Richard E. Harbet, Fresno. Calif :
' 'John ffnglia. Mill -City; Clyde Z.
Stone, Mehama: Donegan R. Wit
gins, Arlie.G. Walker. Earl A. Un
rua, Harry F. Caldwell, Robert Wil
liam Bennett, Benhart 0. Tade, Jo
Classification cards were mailed to
Joe Mack Lear, Silverton; Herb
ert 'Smith, Marshfield: Ly.'e J. Fi?
lin. Long Beach. Calif.; Frank Jo
seph Spencer, Stay ton; Claren
Dohlen, Silverton; James Harold
Humphreys, Orville S. Johnson. Sa
lem. , ,
Class D-5. Paul E. Burrls, Salem.
. , Class F-5. Fukutaro Morita, Sa-
lem. "' i ' l
Class G-l. -Guy C. Greenleaf. Cen
tralia. Wash.; Russell Bert Ware
ham, Gates: Carl H. Mason, Eear
A. Unrnh, Salem.
Class G-5. Frank William Parki
eon. Roy Clayton Fergnsoiv Salem.
Class E-o.- Arthnr Anna3, Turn
7 Class H-3. Einzie Floyd Hunni
cutt. Shaw, v
Class D-n. Floyd L; Utter. S
'i":'C-jrD. Gabrielson. Camp Iew
is. Wash.V Robert Davey, Salem:
C!-v C. Toothacre. aaiem.
Class E-5- Marian Draglcevieh
Mill City. v j
. Class B-2. E. K. Denlson, SVer
Class B-3. Theodore W. Olson.
Macleay; Horace W. SkiTf. Salem.
- Class BC-3. Herman H. Frase
Clarss A-l. John Inaglla. M"
City; Lawrence H. Crook, Marleay:
Walter W. Ha rt.. Jef 'r?cn ; Jo-ep
Albus, Aumsville: Flovd Morlev
Shaw; Willis A. F. Wt L'nn:
Fdward Schmidt. Sublimity: Fre'
;Boedigbelmer, Stayton; Clvde '
Stone, Mehama; Richard E. Harbet
Fresnl, Calif.; Glod Hamel, Seatre;
Frank M. Cronin, Astoria; Benhr
Oscar' Pade, - Donegan Rj Wlg'ns
Hordes H. Jewett, G rover v Wearer
Theo. til. E. Hoffman, Dwlght I
Ritrthfe. Artie Ray Neten.. Ber
- rjtnd T. Ford, Harry F. Caldwel
Robert William Bennett. Harold E
Eakin," Joseph Stauffer. Arlie O
Walker, Vlctorlno C. Pasad as, Na
than D. Swibb, Salem.
Class A-4. Edwin A. MeCormlcv
Pilot Rick, Ore.; Squire Benshof,
Independence; Arthur F. .Marshal'
Taunnrn; Albert I , Mason, Moro,
Ore.; - Louis Pearl "Miller, Albe
Theo:' Savage,-Silrerton; Lllburn M.
-Boggs, Oakland. Calif.; Guy M. Aup
perle, ! Henry E. Rothrock. Jeffer
son; El Tin C.- Catter. ; SuMimltv;
Inay Mentha Wassam, Lester S. Et
tlngtr. Mill City; LouU H. Probs',
Aberdeen, Wash.; James W. Tedder,
KEY TO WAR DRAFT CLASSIFICATION SCHEME
Class 3 A Single man without, dependent relatives;
B Married! man, with or without children, or father of
i motherless children; who has habitually failed to sup-
; port his family. v
t C Married jman dependent on wife for support.
: -t I)Married man with or without children, father of mother
less children; man not usefully engaged, family sup-
ported by income independent of his-Ubur.
E I nskillcd farm laborer.
,. F Unskilled industrial laborer.
2A Married man with children, or father of motherless
children, where such wife or children or such ..mother
less children arc not mainly dependent upon his lalor
for support for the reason that there are other reason -.
ably certain sources of adequate' support '(excluding
earnings or possible earnings from thj? labor of .the
wife), available, ami that the removal of the registrant
will not deprive such dependents of support.
Ii Married man. without children, whose wife, although
the registrant is engaged in a useful occupation, is not
mainly dependent upon his labor for Support, for the
. reason that the wife is skilled in some special class of
' work which she is physically able to perform and in
which she is employed, or in which there is an immedi
ate opening for her under conditions that will enable
her to support herself decently and without suffering
Man with dependent children (not his own), but toward
whom he stands in relation of parent.
II Man with dependent aged or infirm parents.
C Man with dependent helpless brothers or sisters.
D County or municipal .officer. i
K Highly trained fireman or policeman, at least three
years in service of municipality.
F Necessary custom house clerk. '
G Necessary employe of United States -in transmission of
the mails. .
ii .Necessary artisan or worKman iih-ju. t. armory
I Necessary employe in service of United States.
J Necessary assistant, associate, or hired manager
necessary agricultural enterprise.
K Necessary highly specialized technical or mechanical tx-
Iert of necessary industrial enterprise.
L Necessary assistant or associate manager of necessary
5 mlnet rial cntornpien '
-Man whose wife or children are mainly dependent on
his labor for support.
Mariner actually employed in sea service of citizen or
merchant in the united States. . ;
C Necessary sole managing, controlling or directing head
of necessary agricultural enterprise.
L Necessary sole managing, controlling, or directing head
of necessary industrial enterprise, i
Class 5A Officers, legislative, executive, of judicial of th United
States or of State, Territory, or District of Columbia.
B Uegular or duly ordained minister of religion.
C Student, .who on May 18, 1917, was preparing for min
istry in recognized school. i
D Persons in military or naval service of the United States.
E Alien enemy.
F Resident alien (not an enemy) who claims exemption:.
G Persons totally and permanently physically or mentally
unfit for military service.
II Person morally unfit to be a soldier of the United States.
I Licensed pilot actually employed in the pursuit of his
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For the first time on any screen the supreme genius cf
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From the Famous Novel by ANATOLE FRANCE. The most Brilliant and Sensa
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, What New York Says of
Evening Sun: Mary Garden in
"Thais" is the acme of photoplay
perfection. Morning Sun: Tre
mendous assemblages are greeting
Mary Garden in "Thais" at the
Strand this week. N. Y. Tribune:
Goldwyn's presentation of Mary Gar
den in "Thais' is magnificent be
yond one's fondest dreams. Miss
Garden is a beautiful, sensuous
priestess of passion. N. Y. Times:
"Thais" is one cf the greatest and
finest films of the- year. Evening
Mail: Mary Garden In "Thais' is a
jcy to behold.
Questions that are answered when you see "THAIS"
Is Mary Garden beautiful? Ia she
slim and graceful? Is It true that
there has never been another wo
man like her on the screen?
Is she the emotional and dramatic
marvel on the screen that she U on
the operatic stage? lias she a sen
sational dance In "Thais?"
Does sho wear wonderful gowns?
Wilt her gowns and costumes sug
gest new fashions to thousands of
women? Will women like her in
"Thais?" . ......
Will she give men "something to
talk about" for the next year? Is
"Thais' a sensational production?
Does it contain anything nerer seen'
before In motion pictures? ,
Freeman II. ArtretsinKer. Carl Tv - 1cm.
verne Story, Detroit; Roy Chatter
ton Shaw, Pond Creek. Okla".; Chas.
C. Cumraings, Claude C. Shafpe, Wil
liam P. Burson, Portland; Har!eigh
d. King. Howard H. Torce, John
Wesley Bray. Jay Jacob Cook., Harsy
J. Wenderoth. Clarence D. Monroe.
Charles Herbert Kane. James E.
Norton, Paul II. Baker, .Walter II.
Smith, Richard McKee. Raina Beit
Gaynor, Arthur Tu. Williamson, Jake
Lumin, Edgar Peter Nelson, Ralph
Smith, George Alhln Anderson. Wil
Han George Walling, William Emil
Hltz, Adolph A. Gueffroy, Frank
Wells, Ray Leslie Minch. Charles M.
Tindall. John A.Thompson, Will's
Sumner Otto Fred Zwicker. James
C Rogers, Harry Melvin Wikoff, Sa-
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ed gentlemen who has the love and
admiration of the people and who by!
their suffrage occupies the highe.-t
Inlara'in thw'elft of the nennle and
I may say the highest place of any
i.ian in tho world."
Upon his ; return "to Washington,
Senator Cbambeitain said, he receiv
ed a leter from President W'lso
containing a quotation taken from
the New York World and asking l:
the quotation vifas correct. The pres
ident (wrote that he did not like to
comment on the statements until l.e
OQ a m
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'THE PRINCESS OT PARADISE"
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knew positively that the senator had
actually made them.
The letter was received too late
for a reply Sunday, Senator Cham
berlain continued, but In a letter
t-eni to the white house the follow
ing day he replied that he had been
r.uoted substantially correctly in the
World, but asked the president to
read the entire speech as printed in
the Times Instead of only a part -t
Duty) To Reply Felt.
"Now that my truthfulness , hs
been questioned." Senator Chamber
lain jpontinued, "I feel It tuy duty to
tell .the. countrj. something I migi:t
not have told it under ordinary cir
cumstances." , I do it as a man who
loves his country best of .'til and who
would willingly give his life for it. 1
do it fearlessly as an American citi
zen who desires to help and not hin
der." . lie repeated he had not distorted
the truth of his speech made In New
York but that owing to the great
rush of business 'due to the war the
-resident has probably not been able
to ascertain the truth and does not
know the truth. From the lips
those closest to the president, the
chief executivtf cannot learn the
truth, not because hls advisers de
sire to mislead him but because thvy
are situated in the same position as
"The secretary of war in a gen
eral statement to the country, which
was carefully and ably prepared,
tells us that $3,200,000,000 have
been appropriated for the ordnance
department and that contracts fo
$1,677,000,000 have been awaravd."
he continued. "This is true. But
the secretary failed to tell the coui
tiy that America failed to stand pre
France Equipping l" S. Troops.
"France, bled white.' he contin
ued, "is furnishing America todsy
and the troops going a!?r6ad with
heavy ordnance, machine guns and
airplanes. If we relied op the ord
nance department of this emerEen'y
land this is a war of artillery), tha
war would be completed before we
ever got enough to go to the front.
Franco agreed to deliver this artil
lery. To win America? Did she
furnish It in order to invite
Senator Chamberlain charged thit
the ordnance bureau failed in 1 ft 1 5
to prepare for war when it seemed
"There were omens in- the sky." he
"ontinued, "that America could n.u
keep out. What was the ordnam-
doing? Nothing. It was lying su
pinely on Its back not rriasing gaug
es for maniiraetuf inc ordnance nor
discovering the ' possibilities of man
ufacturing but doing nothing, ab
Appropriations for jips and dies t i
make ordnance, he said, had not
"Take th machine gun." said th
"senator. "It's an old controversy and
much may.be said on both sides. The
fuewis jun has been manufacturel
here for the British army and there
ire 70.000 of them on the battl-3
'ronts. Every British off'cer I have
een has expressed approval of that.
Tim. Amric was prepared to pn
1uce them, hut with the country
ftanding On a seething volcano, the
"rdnanre department was" trying to
decide on ft ;un. The war depart
ment did not even adopt a gun until
Mav and finallv adopted tt In Jun
(1917), I believe, nd then only on
paper, and it t(ll is a gun on paper.
It never has tflad a field test. Maye
the Br6wningeun Is a. pood weapon
but. the tLewis run is doing goo-1
work. Why j not manufacture the
Lewis gun? i
"The secretary of war testified be
fore the committee." he said, "that
in September the United States had
nine Browning guns with which to
go out asainst the millions of Ger
mans." Tie denounced the cry that
investigation gives Information to
flermany Knows More
"Germany knows, more about
America today than the ' men con
nected with the departments, Sen
ator Chamberlain declared. "If the
government would be frank with the
people, then we could rely upon the
people to rally to the support of the
president and the prosecution of th
war," he added.
"Why shouldn't America know
these things?" the senator demand
ed. Some people in the west, he
said, believe America has all it needs.
"If they only knew the actual con
dlSibns." he -continued, "they wouH
give their lives, their. .all, to protect
America. Casual reading of tae sec
retary of war's statement givesj-the
impression that we have everything.
But when we set the testimony of
the men on the ground, different in
formation is obtained."'
Citing the testimony of an army
officer from Camp Bowie, Texas,
who declared there was not a single
trench mortar there and that other
pecessary equipment was lacking.
Senator Chamberlain declared:
"That Is true of every -camp In the
United States. If it hadn't been for
the -ivilian peorde who have come
here"and given their time and serv
j ire we wouldn't have been, any-where."
Baker's IMrtiire Iovely.
Turning to the quartermaster
general's department. Senator Cham
berlain declared that from Secretary
Baker's general statement the coun
try would believe "that everything
! was lovely and the goose hting high
so far as clothing Is concerned.
"But when you talk to the men
that command these boys you find
it i?n't true," he continued.
"On a per capita basis it Is there.
j but not when it comes to effective
: distribution, they simply haven't got
; the elothin." i
I Senator Chamberlain said he pro
posed to show bv Secretary Baker's
own testimony that the secretary did
not know of actual clothing condi
; "Somebrxly Must Have Liel."
j "That Is why I say." he con
' tinned, "that the rresident did not
know ili truth. AndJ I did. He
must have cotten his facts from the
secre'arv. who in tur'n got them from
' somebodv else and someone must
have lied. And that's why I say that
the president has not been given the
truth." Senator Chamberlain passed
around amonr senators his photo
graphs of wood machine guns, rifles
and heavy ordnance used at canton
' ments and asked senators to study
them carefully. 1 '
I "They are of some rse," he ex
plained, "in training men. but if I
had a boy training I would not want
him to have his-training with nothing-
else than a wooden cannon."
England and France, he said, saw
the mistake of having artillery men
minded the senate the troops were
"in the midst of winter. ;:
Soldiers Die; Demrtment Blamed.
fl am going to shqw that, these
hundreds and thousands of men dy
ing in the cantonments are due lo
the war department," he declared.
"This information: comes right
from the men who are on the ground.
They know what thejr are talking
about. I didn't intend to do this,
but in view of the situation that con-
fronts me and involves my Integrity.
I feel it is my duty to the country.
"I am swing to call attention to
Hie statement of Snrjreon General
Gorgas that nearly all -epidemics
could have been prevented if the war
department had been effective.
, Senator Chamberlain referred to
the warnings given by Major General
Greble. commander at Cam? Bowie.
Texas, last summer against over
crowding men in tents. General
Gorgas report, he said, showed over
crowding in virtually every : camp,
and he asserted that the surgeon
general of eminent reputation had
not been consulted regarding can
Senator Chamberlain read a letter
j showing that cam? authorities failed
to 'notify a family or tne deatn or a
j roldier and that the body came home
wrapped only In sheet. ; "
'It 1 were to nrlnt all the letters
I get along this line," he continued,
"they would shock not only congress
hut the American conscience. - I do
it only to show the country that
there is i Inefficiency and I'm going
to do it if it costs me my political
life. Let the American mothers know
conditions and they will see to it
that the public servants either do
their duty or retire from public-life
In o'fssrace. - , :k- " '-
"Let's let the sunlight In on the
things." he pleaded, "and never feaer
that the American people will not
follow the r",'l",nt Into the thick
est of the fray wherever their duty
calls them. I hope you won't thinV
t am doinar this to be sensational.
My whole purpose Is to remedy these
conditions that may be remedied."
Cliart Sent to Baker.
WAS 1 1 INGTON. J a n. 2 1 . A cha rt
based'' on re;ort8 from all army
camps and showing only minor cloth
ing shortages- existing January 19
was sent by Secretary Baker to. the
senate military committee . today
soon after Chairman Chamberlain
made his speech in the senate reply
ing to President Wilson's decnu nega
tion of his criticism of the War-department.
In his speech iSenator
Chamberlain referred to a chart of
conditions on January 1. recordirie
many deficiencies wnicn tne la:
reports show no longer exist.
' - Secretary Baker said no stateme
would be Issued In answer to Senat
Chamberlain's charges, remark!
"the war department Is In the u
fortunate position of being unable
speak about certain things." He c
con; ent, however, on several U
tures of the speech.
In connection with a letter re
by Senator Chanerlain telling
the death of a soldier under harm
Ing circumstances at one of t
camps, he said several similar IsoL
ed cases had been called to his i
tentlon and that every precauti
possible to prevent recurrences h
As to the assertion that the si
geon general was not consulted
the selection of camp sites. Mr. B
er said every site had, been select
by a board consisting of one medic
officer, one engineer officer and o
line officer, appointed by the !
part mental commanders. In only o
case was the suitability of the t
questioned on sanitary grounds. ;
added. Surgeon General Gorgas w
then requested to send a special
selected sanitarian to look. Into t
question and the recommendation
that officer was followed.
General Gorgas approved the or;
nal deslirn of cantonment barrac'i
Later, after construction in ma
cases had ! been well , advanced t
secretary said the American Pub!
Health association brought , to t
attention of Dr. Gorgas recom men
ation that the' space per man alio1
ed be Increased and after confe
"cos. representatives of the assocl
tion" approved the suggestion th
dditlopl quarters be provided, r
duclnc the number of men per buil
t so that construction would J
delayed as little as possible and y
the snare factor of fifty cubic fe
per man' recommended be attalne
An Ohio man was having a lot
trouble piloting a one-tent ahfi
throueh the Middle West. He lo
a number of valuable animals by
cldent and otherwise. Therefore,
was with a sympathetic mien tb
one of the keepers undertook t
tsk of breaking the news of anoth
disaster, l He began thus:
"Mr. Smith, you remember th
laurhin hyena in cage nine?"
"Remember the laughing hyena'
demanded the owner angrily. "Vb
the deuce are yon driving at?"
"Only this. Mr. Smith: he air
irot nolne to laugh at this nior
l"e." Ueedy's Mirror.
control the ordnance department.
Much Clothing XeeoVd.
He then read from a letter from
Secretary Baker saying a later report
showed 7000 overcoats were needed
at Camn Sherman, but that they
"were In course of shipment."
"That has been the way ever
since the war started, in course, but
not getting there." he shouted.
Then placing in the record a chart
submitted to the mHitary committee
by Secretary Baker showing short
ages of material at all camps varying
from 1 to 90 per cent. Mr. Cham
beVlaln declared he wished that con
dition to become known to the
"I want it shown whether I dis
Mrted the truth when I said the mil
itarv tvle had broken down."
Reading from the table to show
shortages of overcoats running as
high as 75 per cent, the senator ro-
"AS YE SOW
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