The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 15, 1918, Page 6, Image 6

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Obstacles Found Under Pri
vate Control Should Not
Return Is Plea
Director-General Semis Mes
' agc Urging Full Duty in
War Time
not alone the soldiers of the nation
that fight, but the whole nation fights
and a very essential part of Amer
ica's fighting forces are the railroad
officials and employes, according to
a personal message from William O.
McAdoo director general of the rail
roads of the United States to ap-
proximately 300 officials and em
ployes of fourteen Pacific coast rail
roads meeting here tonight. V
Mr. McAdoo's message was ad
dressed to the Pacific railroad club
which was addressed by several
speakers of ,, note on the railroads'
participation In war activities, and
how they can assist in the more ef
ficient . prosecution of the . war.
"If our gallant sons who are fight
ing for America's sacred rights and
universal freedom are to be victori
ous they must be backed with all
the man power and resources of the
nation. This cannot be done unless
the railroads .of .the country func
tion la the most efficient manner."
Railroad Commissioner E. O. Cer
ton, who spoke on "the railroad
commission's part in winning the
war," said in part:
"It seems Ho me to be the clear
dut of the state railroad commis
sions to refrain from any ' attempt
to Inject Into the legislation now
pending before congress provisions
retaining power in the states to con
trol any w part of the railroad busi
ness now being operated by Director
General McAdoo. The railroad bus
iness hiving escaped a multiplicity
of obstacles under private ownership
and operation, when regulated by
the national government and by each
of the state governments,' It would
be folly to plunge it back into all of
these difficulties1 by preserving ; to
.mv vwu tint V-UU IIUI Vf ri
such matters as state rates and ser
vice' . V, - vS . -
; senr to house
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signal corps wants storage at Dayton,
Cincinnati, Buffalo and Mlneoia,
The report of the appropriations
committee discloses an agreement be
tween the United States and French
governments for France to take over
after the war-the railroad system
which the United tSates army is con
structing, in France. .
The war department has expended
1150.000.000 ,for materials for this
system, i
In discussing before the committee
the work of the engineer corps. Maj
or General Black, chief of engineers,
said construction of the ports of de
barkation in France is going forward
as rapidly as the trans-shipment will
A Double, Show
. . That's Good-TODAY'Tfl Sunday Night
' '- . . " ' . .' i
Tlje Female Chaplin in another of her absolute mitty
2-reeI comedies- Good for Kids from 5 to 90 and
Matinees Evenings
10c 15c
KIDDIES 5c - '
permit, but "not a rapidly as be
would like."
Hoover Asks $3,000,000.
In asking $5,515,000 for the food
administration. Food Administrator
Hoover told the committee that hu
administration Is directing the pur
chase of $160,000,000 worth of food
stuffs a month for the allies alone.
besides the work for home conserva
tion and holding down domestic pur
chases. i
Although the nary department ask
ed for $3,140,000 for 'improvement
and'equipment of nary yards for ship
eonstruction, the bill allows only
$1,570,000 In addition to $18,000,-
000 heretofore appropriated for that
purchased A total of half a billion
was eliminated from the recommen
dation of the various departments
so as to confine the appropriations
to immediate needs. ,
Uniform Admission Rates
Agreed Upon at Meeting
of League Heads
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. A uni
form schedule of admission prices
to the major league baseball parks
during the' period of the war was
agreed upon today by a Joint com
mittee apopinted for that purpo?
by the1 presidents of the National
and American leagues The results
of their deliberatons was announced
at the close of the annual schedule
meeting of the American ?Vague to
night. Including . the 10 per cent
war tax lhe list as 'announced fol
lows: .25 Cent seats," 30 cents each:
50 cent seats. 55 cents; 75 eent
seats 85 rents; $1 and $1.25 box
seats, $1.10 and $1.40 respectively.
These j prices. ,were adopted to
avoid '-he trouble and delay which
would be caused by making change
In' pennies. , The. excess charges over
the amount of the regular war tax
of 10 per cent on the 25 and 75 cent
admissions and the $1.25 box seat?,
may be retained or given to charity
at the -discretion ofithe individual
clubs. : . r ' i
; The playing schedule of 154
games for the '1918 season was
adopted at the American league ses
sion and It was announced that ow
ing to the difficulty In obtaining
drill sergeants, there would be no
military 'drilling exercises for the
players the coming season."
Guarantee to Railroad
- Security Holders Attacked
i WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. Senate
consideration of the administration
railroad j bill continued today with
Senator ! Cummins, Republican, at
tacking the : standard . compensation
which he- declared excess,' . While
the public 13 -being asked to lend
money to the government at four per
cent, it , is proposed in the bill, he
said, to guarantee to .rail road securi
ty holders returns ranging from' ten
to twenty per .cent a "monstrous
proposal,''. i : s ,. ' .-
Senator Canmjns approved Pres
ident Wilson's action in taking over
control of the railroads but said it
should have been, done sooner. He
deplored the uncertainty which be
said now prevails among the rail
roads, over the question as to what
roads have been taken over, the sta
tus of the 3,800,000 persons employ
ed In tho operation of these proper
ties, and the millions of dollars now
betngpaid Jnto the various railroad
treasuries, , . ;
Attempt to Cause Disruption
Between Austria and
Germany Charged
President Makes Three Moves
All of Which Have Failed
Is Word
AMSTERDAM, Feb .t4.--The in
dustr!! organs of western Germany
savagely comment on President Wil
son's address. Ithenlsche Westfaei-
ische Gazette under the caption
"Wilson, the prisoner," says:
; "They are talking to save their
necks Wilson. Lloyd George and
Ihe toothless tiger In Paris. With
lawyers' jtrlcks they, are ; trying . to
humbug their deluded peoples.
"It is impossible to take President
WHon seriously." 1
Assuming haughty contempt, this
newspaper proceeds to prove to Its
cwn satisfaction that President Wil
son failed in what it terms his thres
objects, namely, -to hearten the Drit
ifh with tales of inexhaustible Am
erican resources, to try and split
Germany and Austria-Hungary, and
to play off the reichstag majority
against tho military party.
"President Wilson has had no
luck," the newspaper continues. "Wa
can tell him a complete accord has
Just been arrived at between Ger
many and Austria-Hungary, the ef
fects of which, will; become patent
erer long.
The Dusseldorf Nachrichten- says:
"After reading the address we
have given up hope that 'our. Teaden
will be able to make bead or tail of
what President Wilson really want;).
The only thing, clear is that
ty flattering Count Czernin (the
Austro-Hungarian foreign, minister)
he wants to isolate Germany and
then isolate all the strong, forces
within Germany. President Wil
son's address does' not mitigate the
Versailles declaration one whit, lis
blasphemously invokes Divine judg
ment. That Judgment already ha
teen spoken. ; Our soil : is enemy
free. While the czar .and other ktngs
eat bread in exile, we, free in the
east, shall settle the rest in the
west." , t
Road Bnilding Program to
Aid War Work Is Topic
, ) of National Meeting .
WASHINGTON. Feb.! 14 The ex
ecutive committee of the American
Association of State Hirhw riffle.
ials. met here today to discuss a pio-
grara or road building and mainten
ance as a means of assisting in the
seccessful prosecution' of the war.
" At a previous meeting the highway
officials adopted resolutions asking
Director, General of ailroads McAdoo
to outline a definite policy for road
and street construction and mainten
ance and to furnish freight cars for
transportation of necessary materials,
v Today the director general's reply
was submitted promising that the
railroad administration would coop
erate by transporting as promptly as
possible materials for construction of
national highways deslganted by the
agriculture department as of military
or economic necessity. M
A joint resolution pending in tb
bouse authorizing the secretary of
war to employ Interned prisoners as
agricultural laborers or on highways
was approved br the hiehwav offic
ials, who said the problem of labor
for roai,worjc would virtually be solv
ed if the government 'authorizes the
employment of convict labor.
John Dinwoodie Declares that
He Aspires to Seat in
- Oregon Session
yJohn Dinwoodie, a farmer i.f
Woodburn. yesterday made formal
announcement of his candidacy ..for
the state legislature on the Repub
lican ticket. s f .
Mr. Dinwoodie says that if. he In
elected f he will vote and work for
constructive legislation, including
the enforcement of all existing laws.
If laws are found defective be will
advocate their amendment, and if
any are found obsolite or imprac
ticable he will advocate tbeir repeal.
H declares that tin in forced laws
have a tendency to breed contempt
for all laws, especially among yonng
people. Mr, Dinwoodie annomee4
as his watchword "Retrenchment
tnd reform." J ;
. Mrs. Dinwoodie has been engaged
In farming and stoekratsing praetle
ally.ali hlsllf. j He was born and
raised on a farm In Scotland. He
rmigrateft try the United States ia
and homesleaded in what was
then Dakota torrlt
- j t i imiii
homestead and-adjoining lands for
uremy-iour years. in 1907 ? he
bought a farm In Marion county and
again engaged in farming and dairy
ingi ' He has always taken keen
interest IlrunibHe affairs' but has
never before aspired to office, lie
claims to know the needs of farmers
end laboring men.
Action May Be Taken to,
V Bring Aliens to Justice
Chief oV Police Al Foland report
ed .yesterday .that "he is working on
the case tf a German alien enemy
who hoc only failed to register, ns
required by-law, but has been uter
ing seVUtkms language among his fel
low employes in one of the largest
manufacturing plants in thecity.
Two days' Investigations have not
yet produced the evidenced desired,
but when be ' gets thecomplete eTi
dence, Mr. Allen, will be , placed
where he will do no harm during
the period of the war.
It is reported that another case
near Salem may draw the attention
of the authorities.
Miners Voice Opposition
to Government Control
SPOKANE. Feb.' 14. Opposition fo
government control of mines unless
an actual shortage of minerals de
velops under private management
was voiced in a resolution adopted
et this afternoon's session of the
northwest mining convention in ses
sion here. ,
Qovernment subsidies to encour
age the production of , rare metals,
the federal control of customs smelt
ers and metallurgical processes and
patents with prices fixed by the gov
ernment agencies, were asked in
other resolutions, and free admis
sion of lead and. sine ores between
Canada and the United States was
petitioned for.
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No Reconcilement of Views
Promised at Brest-Litovsk
j Meeting
amstkrdam; Feb, i 4. . The
stormy closing; scenes at Rrest
Lltovsk, February are described
In JBerlin telegrams received here.
Dr.; Von Kuehlmann, the German
foreign secretary, in summing up the
results of. the long dlscussjpns, said
that a .continuation ef the debates
appeared to promise no recencile
mest of the opposing views.
The Austro-Hungatlan foreign
minister agreed that a prolongation
of the discuss! on offered little pros
pect of agreement but suggested that
an "absolute agreement was not es
sential from the standpoint of a con
clusion of peace, and that some ter
ritorial and other matters might be
lett oen. .
Leon Trotzky,,, the Bolshevik for
eign minister, replied that from the
Russian standpoint.. the application
which the central powers wished to
give to the principle of self-determination
was equivalent to the re
jection of .this principle. Further dis
cussion on a barJs, therefore, was
hopeless. Trotiky also said that the
new western frontiers proposed tor
Russia must be condemned from the
viewpoint o,(, strategic considera
tions,.; 'i-', f . - r
Minister Trotsky protested at
length, against the central powers
concluding peace with the Kiev rada
(the anti-Bolshevik Ukraine govern
ment) , declaring that thlf manner
of procedure suggested doubt wheth
er f the central , powers dfsJred to
readh 'In understanding twlth 'the
government of federal: Russia, lie
declared that the treaty alleged "to
have been signed with the Kiev rada
could have no value whatever for the
Ukrainian people and the Russian
government. . Dr. Von Knehlmann
then proposed to entrust the question
of delimitation to a sub-commission
which would report the following
Not Reporting
Property Are Sought
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. A cation-wide
dragnet Is belns spread by
A. Mitchell Palmer, alien property
custodian to locate enemy aliens who,
through ignorance of the law or ma
licious intent, fall. to make report of
their property-holdings to his ofHce.
In a statement today calling on
loyal Anier-ans tq assist the govern
ment in apprehending violators of
the Jaw, Mr, Primer gave warning
that federal agents, are searching the
country from coast to coast for out
standing 'alien? property and that
holders of uneorered property are li
able to a fine of $10,000 or ten
years imprisonment, or both. FuU
notice has been given and the time
for filing reports has been liberally
extended. Mr. Palmer said, and the
law will be impartially enforced
against all U violators.
Give, Farmers Chance,
' Is Professor's Appeal
- . .. , . . . .
ITHACA,, N. Y.. Feb. 14. Warn
ing that the, nation "is confronted
with the danger of starvation in the
next twelve months." and that "the
energies of our 'farmers are paralys
ed by -price-fixing and the fear of
price-fixing President Jacob Gould
Schnrman .of Cornell university
sopke today at' the Fanners' Week
program at Cornell university on
fthe food crisis and the, farmer."
President Schurman deplored at
tempts to regnlate the prices of farm
products bst urged legislation to end
profiteering In the sale of foodstuffs.
He warned that the nation is using
up Its grain reserves and said hm
believd the stage had been reached
where compulsion should supersede
appeals to save food. He appealed
to President Wilson and congress to
give farmer a fair chance to stlma
lato agricultural production. 1
Decision Should Be Left With
President and Congress
Is Belief
Dealings to Be Resumed If
VUUilil m ft M1W-
pies of Jastice
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. The Na
tional Association of Manufacturers
has dissented to the proposal of a
trade boycott os Germany after the
war. It was announced tonight. The
question was voted upon in a refer
endum submitted to its members by
the Chamber of Commerce ot the
United .States. The ballot of the
association has been forwarded to
Washington. . .
DisapproTsl of the boycott plan
was voiced by the association's
board of directors February 8 before
the referendum was submitted to the
membership. A statement Issued to
night by the association explains the
"The economic boycott proposed
byjthe referendum." it said, "is af
unwarranted Interference in a mas
ter? of Internatioanal relations, fhe
handling of which rests with the
president and congress. The creation
of a boycott, as outlined by the Paris
conference of 1916. we believe to be
at variance with the sentiments ol
rresiaeni wiison, as siaieo in nis
address to congress on April 6, 1917.
"We are but the champions: of
mankind. We shall be satisfied
when these responsibilities have been
made as secure as the faith and
freedom . of the nations can make
them. We have no jealousy of Ger
man greatness. We do not wlnh to
fight her with arms of . hostile ar
rangements of trade if she is will
ing to associate herself with us and
the other peace-loving nations of the
world in covenants of justice and law
in their dealings.
"In view of these facts, the action
proposed by the Chamber of Com
merce of the United States, is In our
opinion, not only, futile, but Tlclous
and meets with our unqualified dis
approval .
Proposed Missionary Conven
tion Will Be Discussed
Today T
X meeting of the members of the
Salem Ministerial association, prom
inent laymen representing the sev
eral churches of the city and a sum
bcr of the business and professional
men of the city will, gather at the Y.
41. C. A. today during the luncheon
hour for the purpose of discussing
the laymen's missionary convention
which It is proposed to have in this
city sometime in March.
Some time ago the matter of bring
Ing the convention to this city was
difecussed before the ministerial as
sociation. The association endorsed
the convention but referred the mat
ter to the Y. M. C. A. and the Com
mercial club for further action. It
has received the attention of the
directors of the commercial club who
voted an appropriation of $'300 to
ward tho expenses of the conveintlon
Sir.O to be In cash if necessary and
$150 in officef help and equipment.
The Y. M. C. A. board of directors
baa turned the matter of the asso
ciations' participation in charge of
Secretary Gingrich who will make
a report at today's meeting.
Simultaneous with the bigronre.v
tion a convention for women wiU ou
held with practically the same pro
gram. Mrs. F A. Kliiott. has con
sented to act as chairman of the
woman s convention.
Brest-Litovsk Meeting r
Said to Be Stormy One
ZURIS1I, Feb. 14. The Munich
Ravarla Correspondent of the Neue
Augsburg ZelUing says he learn
that the discussions at Rrest-I.ltovsk
lasi Kunnay between Dr. von Knehl
man, the German foreign secretary;
Count Czernin. the Austro-Hungarian
minister of foreign affairs, and
Ijeson Trot zky, the Holshcvik foreign
minister, were particularly stormy
snd ended In a violent rupture which
bore all the seeds of a future con
flict. ,
"That is why the conference at
German main headquarters is din
cussing the event'iaiity of very ener
getic military measure against tlw
Russians," the correspondent says.
Dempsey Knocks Gut
Flynn in Two Minutes
CHICAGO.'- Feb. 14 Jack Demp
sey knocked out Jim Flynn in less
than the first two 'minute 6f what
was scheduled as a ten-round boct
at Yort Sheridan tonight. Both
fighters are heavyweights.
Dempsey forced tho fUhtlng from
the start, a series of left and tight
blows to the head driving his op
ponent into t he ropes. The knock
out came exactly one minute and tn
Seconds after Iha amtoh K. o. i
Dempsey landed a terrific left hooh
to the jaw which knocked the vet
eran clear through the rope and into
tho crowd.
Dempsey, the .victor in tonight's
battle, was knocked out by Flynn In
the first round or a .bout at tSaIt
Lake -a year ago. ; , v ,
Decree Ends General
Strike in Argentine
DUENOS AIRES. Feb. 14. Dr.
Hipoilto Irlgoyen, president of the
republic, today, by decree, ended the
general stripe which .had been in
progress for some time. The decree
compels arbitration between the
strikers and employers and requires
the men in the meantime to resurua
work. - r. '. 1
Passenger Train on Fire;;
Many Are Burned to Death
ZURICH, Feb. 14. A crowded
passenger train . from Stanlslau to
Lemberg. Galicla. caught riire last
Saturday at midnight, while between
Jezupol and Wodnlkl. The train
stopped on a bridge ver the Dnel
ter and manyaEic-itrlcken passen
gers jumped into the river andwere
drowned. Many others wore burned
to death and a large number ..were
injured. ;
, A fire Monday destroyed two large
warehouses at the eastern railroad
Etation at Vienna.. The building
were filled with paper, clothing,
dried vegetables and potatoes, which
is a very severe loss at this time.
Men Held for Shooting
Officers Make Escape
DOUGLAS, Arlzonl. ; Feb,
Twelve hours ahead of their pursti
ers. Thomas Powers, John Powers
and Thomas Sisson, sought as the
alleged, slayers of three Graham
county officers killed last Sundaf
while attempting to arrest the Pow
ers brothers as alleged draft evad
ers, escaped last night from the
cocaine stronghold In the Dragoon
mountains and tonight were believed
to be hiding in comparative safety
in the Chlricahua mountains of east
ern Arizona. Authorities in south
western New Mexico . have been
asked to watch for the men and both
American and Mexican soldiers on
border patrol have been instructed
to apprehend them If they attempt
to er.jer Mexico.
MoresDiphtheria Cases
Break Out at Yakima
YAKIMA. Wash... Feb. 14. With
no prospect that the city health de
partment order closing schools; the
aters. Red Cross "Work headquarters
and other places of assemblage would
be rescinded until Monday, the city
commission today authorized the city
health department to rent some suit
able' lodging house as a detention
place for transients who might be
quarantined for diptherla and to em
ploy such atfOTTToti fl "TTer0 knlTgTiT
be needed to cope with the situation.
Twelve new cases were reported
.todays ; : ..
$2.75 for Wheat Is
Asked of Government
WASHINGTON,' Feb. 14. Mem
bers of the Wheat Growers associa
tion here to demand that the gov
ernment raise the price of wheat
from $2 2.75 per bushel, held a meet
ing tonight' with senators and' con
gressmen from ten western states and
told them at the present time wheat
is being fed. to hogs because it is
cheaper than corn and that unless
the price of wheat is raised the farm
ers will find it financially impos
sible to raise It this spring. . They
aid under present conditions "Wheat
less weeks" will take the place of
wheatless days" during - coming
months of the war.
Montana to Impose .
Fines for Sedition
HELENA Mont., Feb. I4.-Anex-tra
session of the Montana legisla
ture, called by governor S. V. Stew
art to consider '.war measures, met
here today. The senate placed on
second reading a measure providing
Ing for a stte council of defense. The
house placed on second reading a
bill defining sedition and Imposing
a fine of $500 to $1000-and impris
onment Of ten veara a
'criminal syndicalism, and providing
a maximum or ten years or a maxl
nnim fine of $5000 or both; and an
other bill providing for the council
or defense, similar to that . in the
senate. - .
Southern Pacific Earns
17 Per Cent on Stock
NEW YORK. Feb, J 4 The an
nul report of the Southern Pacific
railroad company for the year ended
December 31, made public tonight,
showed that the company earned 17
per cent on its outstanding stock.
High records on both gross and net
earnings were, made during 1917,
Ihe former bring more than $30.
neo.000 In excess of the year prev
ious and the latter almost $11,000
000 greater. ,
Canada hu finir i int...i
" i imn la II I a
for each nature mile nt j--
- ---- s iiini
rltory. .
i e
President Wilson Orders In
vestigation of Hog Island
" Construction
Corporation's Contracts , fcr
Building Ships May Be
u'ifiinvr.Tnv vu 1 i TnVea.
Af At fc. - J i a. - m I.. . II - .
in Auicncu luicruitiiuiiBi vorpo
ration's construction of the govern
ment's big fabricating steel ship yard
at Hog Island, Pa., was ordered to-
day by President Wilson with a. view
to criminal prosecutions if the facts
develop more than reckless expendi
ture of government money.
At the same time Chairman Hur
ley of the shipping board indicated
that the corporation's contracts for"
building the yard and ships might
be cancelled, which was taken to
mean that the government might
take over the yard. .This step has -been
urged by members of, the sen
ate committee investigating: shlp
building. - vL ' ; ..
The president asked tor the inves
tigation In a letter to Attorney Gen
eral Gregory. '
reckless spending of government
funds at Hog Island have been made
f reelv before the senate commitUa.
Wtnessea have destined -'that ho
yard, for which ihe shipping board
Is putting up all the money, may
cost twice the sum of $21,000,000 -carried
in'- original estimates. ; The
slow progress made Jn const rnetioi
of the yard and reports of loose
management prompted Chairman
Hurley three weeks ago. to -pat In
full charge of the work former Rear
Auuuiiii r. a Duwics, aasiniaui iicu .
eral manager- of the i emergency
fleet corporation.
Mr. Hurley's threat to cancel the
corport Ion's contract was contained
In a letter to Admiral Bowles direct
ing him to uncover any Irregularities
and notifying him that Attorney
General Gregory had been requestei
to designate a special assistant to
assist hfi; Admiral Rowels was di
rected to effect a more economical
managements but rwas asked to await
the senate committee's report before
announcing any program of action.
A CPA II amt nr?.
Officers Find No Trace cf
Man mo Cut Off Hiss
Rosheisi's Hair
Off liters report that on trace has
yet been found of the man who at-
tacked Lillian Rosheim Wednesday '
at the Hugh Small place near Silver
ton, cut off her hair, and struck her
on the back, threatening at the same
time to do her other injuries. Tli
young woman has been in bed sine J
the attack.- Resides tl injury to
her hack she has an Injured wri;t
and a scratch on the face.
It has developed that the age of
the young woman is 19. When first
attacked by a masked man. accord
ing to her story, he threatened to
shoot her If she called for help, then
lifted his mask and attempted to kiss
her. She says further that when he
was unable to kiss her. he look's
three-cornered file from his -pocket
and used it on' her hair, holding
both of her bands and -er hair In
one of his hands. He is said to bavo
cut Into strips an apron that im
worn by the girl, then becomirt
frightened when a dog barked, ti
have struck her in the back and
thrown her into a ditch., ,
Miss Rosheim describes her assai.'
ant as wearing an old dark bine suit,
loggers' shoes and a black can. She
thinks she had heard his voice
before. , j
The young woman has lived la
Silverton since she was 9 nonth
old.'has many fiends and says she
has no enemies that hhe knows of.
Great Whisky Stills
Found Near Seetll:
Seattle,- Feb. 14. With the dl.-?-eoverey
late today near Rlverton of
two big whisky stills, together with
hundreds of gallons of fresh liquor
and mash, deputy sheriffs believe
they had located the source of sup
ply for Seattle's Illicit liquor dealers.
Two Japanese who lived in llr
house where the whisky plants wer
located were arrested. Kach still bat
a capacity of one gallon an hour.
Account books containing the nitnes
of customers were seized. A 4rr
quantity of liquor was destroyed.