The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 10, 1918, Page 2, Image 2

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Thousands of Pay Checks
Made Out to Soldier's Rel-
atives by Clerks
2300, or Five Acres of Typ
ists, Work Three Eight
Hour Shifts
WAIINGTON', March' S. Th
last of the February pay check".,
carrying mony allotments by soldiers.
end sailors and govern ment allow
ances to their dependents at home,
went Into the mall. today. Moro
than 500,000 checks have been writ
ten and an extraordinary effort ha
been made to have the dependents
get their allowances early in tho
nonth. -y
The average allotment I afcoufc
$25, and the total monthlv disburse
ment runs above . 1 12.00" 000. ' I T -nally
the allotment from the sol
dier's pay 1 about $15, and the gov
ernment family allowance about $10
tho exact amount being fixed by the
pumber of dependents.
Three shift of clerks have ben
at work. Acres of typists 2300 of
.them 24 hours of every nj av
clattered away on batteries of type
writers in several of the largest floor
spaces In Washington a comrnani
eercd dance hall above the munici
pal" market, an abandoned hospital,
and a factory building reently rc
modeledi Knelt Check I'erwaiial.
Kegardlers of tho wholer-aw quan
tity of documents, each letter and
each, check Is regarded as a distinct
human document, on instructions of
tho director of the bnreau, William
t'. Uelaney. Every woman
and-man sorting clerk has been Im
pressed with the Idea that the wel
fare of a soldier's family., may de
pend' on the speed, accuracy and per
sonal interest shown by the bureau's
So i is the task and the spirit
of orn if the government's greatest
bureau ., the treasury department's
bureau of war risk insurance. Con-j
gres-sional criticism of delays Jn thji
distribution of allotments and al-
lowances have been met with as
surances that superlative prompt-,
ne.sw, impossible in the past because 4
of the disorder following the sudden
J creation of a new system to supplant
the old pension plan, will be dis- I
p'aved in the future. !
The bureau expects to have the
checks for Ma-ch remittanren r-ad . I
for mailing on the morning of April i
1 and by that time much of the vast
human machine which has been built
lor preparing the pay checks will be
scrapped. Machines will do the work
letter, it is expected, than men and
fJirl Typists Ianee.
In the meanwhile, this is the way
the human machine works:
Experts In office management de
viled special sohem s of office rou
tine. More than two thousand youn
rr en and girls cannot be managed
efficiently by haphazard methods.
Itegnlar recreation periods in the-
middle of the morning and afternoon j
are provided. There is a piano and
a giaphaphone and the girls may
fiance during the short recess. The
managers say that they do 30 per
cent better work as a result. There
Ib a lunch room, operated at costi
The bureau has a supervising matron
who advises the girl employes, most
United States Senator
Farmer, Stoekraiser and
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I ' Viv W
i over their lines by way of Jefferson
street, Ifirtland, for the shipment of
cement in carloads from Oswego to
points on the Oregon Electric, and
also asking the commission to re
quire the roads to put In effect a
schedule of joint rates. The Ortgon
Short Line, the O.-W. R. R. & N.
company and the Spokane, Portland
& Seat I j company are also made
defendants in the action. It is al
leged that no joint rates are in ef
fect applicable to carload shipment
of cement from Oswego to points on
the Oregon Electric and the S.. P. &
S.. and I at charges are based on a
combination of. intermediate rates to
East Portland, which is the local
rate of the Southern Pacific to East
Portland from Osweeo, plus local
rates of the Oregon Electric and S.,
P. & S. from East Po.-tland.
R. N. Stanfield.
A man who iloes tltinps.
Who has accomplished MHiietliitifr.
Who knows how to work and jrjt
Who knows Oregon k needs,, re
(Continues from page 1)
war time employment
grounds. She helps
lodging rooms and in
good team and harness. Phono
1425-J or 529.
recently for
on patriotic,
them obtain
other ways.
Speedy typists are carefully choi
en from the throng, and arranged at
the long dsks In the renter of a
group of slower workers. This str
langement promotes group speed,
and better office morale, the effi
ctency men declare. lUonde girls ar
assigned to places between brun
ettes, for the bureau management
believes blondes are more nervous
of temperament, and the brunettes
provide a steadying Influence.
Each cheek Is typed individually,
and a government law provides that
checks must be signed -individually,
rather than stamped mechanically.
The signing is a big task. Signa
ture duplicating machines are uesd,
ten checks being signed by each or
iginal signature of a pay clerk,
hliort Name liteii.
Even the choice of pav clerks is
a lesson in efficiency. Not person
ality, not training, but length of pa
tronymic names is the determining
factor, j Men with short names work
at the signing machines, for more
short names can be signed daily than
If ng names. This Is the reason th-
jebs are held by E. Hlbbs, D. Mills.
41111 t eiliclits ii li I I'l'xniiri'i'u
or wnom nae come to WashinKtou Who has Ihe experience, ki
Jcdtre and hiisiness
Who, hh ii slate Legislator for six
years, has already done much
- lor Oregon.
w. i i-
nose rejMirineaiilsiii is iimpics
iioiKMl and whose ability has
been proven.
(Paid Advertisement hy Stanfieh
Coiiimiltee. Stanfield, Ore.)
Many New Woolens
I hare an, excellent assortment nf hlgli grade woolen.4 from which
will take yu order for a suit AT THE OLD 1'IIICKH.
John Sundin, Tailor
.'1 17 State Street
Salem, Oregcn
' - - uerz, (. a. Hall, and M. Cox
ret witn nil the efficiency meth
oh of this big office, It fust short
iy r.o into the discard before th
automatic check writing machine,
iow oeing perfected by M. E. Ilall-
ey, chief disbursing clerk. Thes
rnachUies, by a single operation will
stamp the check with the name of
the payee, the amount, the address
the name of the soldier, his organi
zation sign and the serial numb
of the check.
In addition to this disbursement
work, the bureau's life insurance
Inslness Includes the receipt anl
classification of 40,000 applications
aany rrom men In camps, for an
aggregate of J300.000.000 of Insur
a nee. The total number of appllca
t!ons received up ot the present Is
about 1,200.000 and the total value
or policies sought is more than $10,
Joint Rates Are Asked
by Portland ement Firm
The Portland Traffic and Trans
portation association and the Oregon
Portland Cement company yesterday
instituted action before the public
service commission In an effort, to
compel the Southern Pacific com
pany and the Oregon Klectrie com
pany to- establish a through route
We have just unloaded a carload of Steel, Iron
and Brass Beds, most of them brand new pat
terns and we have decided to close out all our
samples at second-hand prices. Some of them
are slightly marred but are wonderful bargains.
At' Almost, Give
ir rices
About 50 patterns, colors and styles
See Our East Window
L. Stiff &
Petrograd date printed in the ller-
lin Tageblatt of January 30. Th.
dispatch, translated from a copy of
the Tageblatt recelveO, reads:
"The English, American and Jap
anese warships which .-.rrived in the
harbor of Vladivostok have landel
troops which have occupied not only
the harbor 1ut the entire ciy. The
Russian authorities were presented
a note which bad been signed by tha
Japanese consul general at Vladi
vostok on behalf of the powers which
occupied the city. The contents of
the note was telegraphed to Petro
grad." (rami Duke f"reel.
PETItOORAD, March 9 It is
Mated in the newspapers that the
jfoishevlk! governm
complete freedom t
Michael Alexandrovir
been under arrest at
peror .Nicnoias. on al
ignated hlni as regenl
hs grantei
Tfand Dukn
h. who has
is home. Km-
dicating. des-
Launching! More Than Keep
Pace With Deliveries, It
Is Reported
WASHINGTON'. March 9. Prog
ress of the stel shipbuilding cam
paign was mad public tonight br
the shipping boa-d in figures of de
liveries and launching which nhoweo
a steady upward t-end since the first
of the year. In Ft bruary, seventeen
vessels of 120,700 tons were com
pleted and put Into service. The
total was nearly twice that of Jan
uary, admittedly a bid month, when
onlv nine vessels with a tonnage of
79,341, were delivered. March de
liveries at the present rate are ex
pected to reach 23 ves els of 188,273
Launchings have more than kot
pace with deliveries, sixteen shins
of 112.500 tons having been put
overboarrtln January and fifteen of
77,900 tons were launched In Febru ary.
During March, it Is txpecteci
that thirtv-five vessels with a ton
nage of 220,391 will be ent down
the ways.
Of the vessels completed In Feb
ruary., fifteen were cargo carriers.
one was a tanker and one a co'Ilen
me Man n schedule calls for the de
livery of fourteen cargo vessels, s-?v-
en lanxers and two rc lifers.
county agent or county school super
intendent should take the lead.
Mrs. McCombrwlll have a great
deal of valuable printed materials
(or the women KJilch every one is
clamoring for for a long time. I
hope that you can get 150 women
at least out to hear her."
Michael AlexamlrovltfJi, a youn;
r brother or Nicholas Komanoff,
was named as regent whn the foi
mer emperor abdicated on March 1."
last. Early last September the grand
duke'and his wife were arrested. It
being alleged that they had ben
concerned In a monarchist plot,
fiince that time he has been in cus
tody. .
(Continued from page 1)
enemy were killed and a few prison
ers taken.
"The hostile! artillery has shown
increased ' activity t a number ot
points north of La Basseee canal.
"Portugese troops who effected a
successful raid near Neuve Chapelle,
reported this morning that they pen
etrated the enemy's second line
trenches and drove out 4 he garrliun
with heavy losses. They bombed a
number of occupied dugouts and in
aaoition seveiai prisoners and two
machine guns were brought back."
Camp Lewis Man Discharged
as Misfit Found With
Throat Cut
Interesting Points to Be
Brought Out at Food Con
servation Meeting
CAMP LEWIS. Tacoma. Wasn..
March 9. Fewer cases or contagious
disease are noted in the weekly
health report made public today bv
Lieutenant Colonel P. C. Field, di
vision surgeon of the 91st division.
"There have been no new cases
of cerebro-spinal meningitis during
the past week; one death occurring In
a case previously reported," the state
ment says. "Measles, mumps and
scarlet fever are somewhat fewer in
number than during the preceding
week. In each instance of appear
ance of a case of measles or scalct
fever, the men of the organization
Involved are held in isolation during
the incubation period of the disease
in order to prevent exposure of oth
"The six deaths reported during
the week were due to cerebo-spinl
meningitis, measles and broncho
pneumonia. (three cases), lobar
lobar pneumonia and one pericardifs,
with one suicide.
"Latest report from the surgeon
general's office shows that Camp
Lewis is below7 the average of all
camps for incidence of disease and
the percentage non-efrective."
The suicide referred to in the re
port was Carl J. Sandahl of Maiden,
Moni., wnose oody was found near
the base hospital a few days ago
with his thioat slashed, shortly after
he had been discharged from the
army as physically unfit for military
service. Information regarding his
case was suppressed until today.
Seven Boxes of Red Cross
Supplies Are Sent to Se
attle Yesterday
Seven boxes of Red Cross supplies
were shipped to the supplies depart
ment at Seattle by Willamette chap
ter yesterday, making a total of 1 0f
boxes to have b-cn shipped to date
and the total number of articles 13.1
f-Si. Yesterday's shipment aggre
Sated 9,200 articles and comprised
the following:
Triangular bandages. 1200; suita
of pajamas, 80; abdominal bandages
1215; knitted sox. 690 pairs; sweat
ers. 63; wristlets, 8 pairs; scarfs.
1: handkerchiefs.- 4090; handaged
foot sox, 160; hot water bag covers,
510:; wash cloths, 630; 'napkin
160; bed sox. 470 pairs. The surgi
cal dressing boxes, shipped by the
chaptcn are not included in this
Arthur M. Churchill, chairman of
the educational committee of the
Oregon food administration, will be
one of the speakers at the conven
tion of food conservation workers In
Salem Wednesday of this week. He
will speak on the seriousness of the
world food situation, and he declares
there are many startling facta that
the public knows nothing about. He
will tell them.
Mr. Churchill also will have some
thing to say about the military sit
uation and the question of any pos
sible proposals for peace. The con
vention Is to continue practically
throughout the day Wednesday,
opening with a meeting of house
wives at 10:30 o'clock at the com
mercial club. Mr. Churchill has sent
the following letter to the local com
mittee: Peple Xot Enlightened.
"I am going to talk personally at
the general session whether you have
fixed that In the afternoon or In
the morning, on the extreme gravity
of the world food situation. There
are many startling facts which the
people In general do not realize at
all. At every meeting I have held
down through these counties the
people have come up afterwards and
said that every person In the county
should have heard these facts. The
difficulty is that most people feel
that they know all about food con
servation. As a matter of fact, few
know much of anything about it.
The world situation Is unprecedent
ed. I think that every one who can
be gotten out to hear these facts will
go back with a much keener sense
of the war as a whole.
"I shall take up some very In
teresting facts with reference to the
military situation ahd the matter of
any possible proposals for peace, and
the danger of some of these. Make
this clear because there are some
of these things which are quite as
important as the food conservation
program. s
Mr. McComb n Charge.
"Mrs. Jessie McCbmb ojr the ex
tension department of the Oregon
Agricultural college will take charge
of the several sessions for the wom
en. During the time that these are
In session, I want to spend the time
with the men who are present dis
cussing food regulations j problems,
get their nuestions nad difficulties,
including thosse of the farmers, and
try to plan In connection with county
chairman a full county-wide pro
gram ror the duration of the war.
"We will discuss the gardening
situation among ourselves. If some
one should not be present from Cor
vallls to take up that especially. I
am hoping that Professor penter of
the head of the extension depart
ment will be able to join us for the
session In your city. In his absence
Outfielder Speas Will
Manage Tacoma Club
TACOMA, WASH., March .Out
fielder Billy Speas has been signed
to manage the Tacoma club of the
Pacific Coast International league,
announced President Russ Hall of the
Tigers today. Speas la a veteran
of the Pacific Coast league and last
year was with the Muskegon. Mich
team of the Central league. Hall
has also announced the signing of
the following players: Pitchers. Her
man Pillett and Oscar Harstad. vet
erans, and Pitchers Ed. Pillett,
Helns M en th. George Schindler and
Outfielders Frank , Wilson and T. P.
Dallas Making Arrangements
for Organizing Home Guard
DALLAS, Or., March 9. (Special
to The Statesman.) Final arrange
ments for the organization of a noma
guard company are being made this
week in the ofrice of Sberirf John
W. Orr. The plan Is being made In
accordance with those perfected by
the adjutant geneial'a office and the
association of Oregon sheriffs. The
state has agreed vo furnish Jfles
and equipment for forty nien In each
company but in this ity the number
will probably be inert ased from fif
teen to twenty more as there are a
number of rifles sent here by the
war department for the use of th
LaCreole Rifle club that may be used
In an organization of this kind. Ai
soon as more definite Informat'on
arrives rrom the adjutant general's
office the men that have already
signed up will be listed and svorn
in as special deputy sheriffs. Drill
ing will be conducted at least on-?
night each week under the Instruc
tion of former officer of Company
L. The organization will be used
for defense of property Inside the
county only and will net e om-
pelled to go outside thc!r district
unless they so desire.
First American Station in Ire
i land Reminds Yanks of
Despite Raw, Damp Climate,
Health of Men Declared
-(Correspondence of the Associated
Tress.) About as far up the river
as Yonkers is from New York Is the .
first United States naval training
station in Ireland. It is built along
the banks under cliffs and reminds
the Americans of the Palisades ot
the Hudson. Here naval recruits
from all over, the United ' States are
being trained for the' American de
stroyers, the most recent arrivals
being 200 boy from Pensacola, Fit.
This naval barracks which some
of the older men call Cob Dock, aft
er a part of the Brooklyn navy yarl,
was formally commissioned with the
arrival the other day from the Unit
ed States of its commanding officer,
a commander who came to the navy
from Louisiana. He has a staff of
a lieutenant, two ensigns, a paymas
ter and severe surgeons who can
take care of several thousand men.
They are instructing men still grern
to things of the sea in methods of
fighting the submarines.
Ktatlnn Covers Five-Acre.'
To the. station which covers fire
j acres, come tho recruits from traln
I ing stations in the United State.
Successor to Premier
Brewster Chosen Soon
There are regular, reserves, and
etate militia but their identity as
.such is lost here and they are all ,
alike while the war lasts. Most of
them were in civilian life a few
months ago. Here and there is a
colloge man; a few were secretaries
ro railroad presidents, the paymaster
himself being the son' of a railway
magnate who owns a 160-mile line
of railroad In North Carolina;
These war-time sailors are hous
ed In a big old granary which was
the home of a famous Uriah regi
ment. When the Americans came
along the soldiers cheerfully moved
one. for the submarine still is re
garded as the most rangerous ene
my over rher and men who come to
fight It are welcomed. The granary
to Work on U. S. Farnu-rv y ge bll"'lln" ,n1
Which mslrea th liarracka annoa
YAKIMA. WAbH.. Aiarcn V. mat not niik some America-
President j Wilson close the breweries The walls are three feet thick and
of the United, States in order that there are four floors. The Ameri-
iu uic u uuw euifiucu ill uiaitiug
beer may work on the farms was
VICTORIA. B. C. March 9. An
nouncement was made today that the
government is considering holding an
election to flu the vacancy in Vic
toria's legislative delegation caused
by the death of H. C. Brewster, pre
mier of British Columbia.
Officials said It was likely an ear
ly endeavor would be made soon to
test nubile opinion on the selection
of John Oliver as premier.
Brewery Employes Wanted
passed-In a resolution adopted at
meeting of farmers, business men and
others this' afternoon for discussion
of food production. There was no
opposition to the resolution.
Brown Advises Slate to
r . . . i Tf '.. . "... wmcn is nara to neat novo-
KejeCt itlirteen COTS days In this particular part of the
cans have whitewashed the walls and
made a wonderful transformation in
the place.
Discipline Quickly Learned.
The men sleep In hammocks
swung: from the rafters In the cell
ing. They eat at long mess tables
from enameled dishes and get the
same food as those on the American
snips which is hard to beat novo-
In reply to a letter from State
Highway Engineer jjNunn, Attorney
General Brown yesteraay advised
the engineer that the thirteen dump
cars not heretofore paid for and
round unsatisfactory should be re
world. At first there Isn't much: dis
cipline in these new arrivals bat
after a few dirs ther know how to
salute an officer and how to sneak
to him. if -
Reveille is sounded at 5:20 o'clock
while outsider ft is still dark and cold
But these newt war-time sailors rise
To the People of Salem:
I suffered from cancer on
the end of my nose for three,
years and was told it was in
curable. I went to Dr. S.. C.
Stone for treatment.
He applied a paste for four
days and then a simple oint
ment. In a few days the can
cer fell out and the place
healed over and is now sound
and well.
:John McDonald,
South Church Street.
Salem. Or.. Nov. 3, 1917.
S. C STONE, M. D.,
Stone's Drug Store.
ail North Vmmerrlal Street,
Salem, Or.
Phone 33.
Consultation and Advice Free.
I without a murmur, dress, nack their
udiiiiuocKs oui or me way and marcn
to breakfast below as if they had
been born ot It. All the cookinar is
done outside the -barracks where tns
Americana have set -un a few field
kitchens. They also nse trench-
stoves for cooking bean-sou n and
stews. The adantabllitr of these
men is what first imnresses the vis
itor. Many have given up lives of
comparative luxury and ease to sub
mit to naval discipline which prob
ably is less comfortable here than
In the United States.
The station Is shut In bv a h!h
wall noon which armed sentries are
T rA.mM DT--. rostOfl. No liberty Is permitted for
. icf I visits In the village wl
fact made to me by Entfneer Nunn,"
said the attorney general, "the high
way department could rescind the
entire contract. However, as to the
action. to be taken on the six cars
already paid for, I am awaiting fur
ther Information from Mr. Nunn'
Thedump cars" were bought at
$ 1 000 i-each from J. H. Lamore of
Portland, but were appraised by an
Interstate commerce commission in
spector at 330 each, after they were
received by the state.
Spokane Professor Thought
Proressor T. C. Neece, a Spokane
university music teacher and bride-
groom or one day. who wa arrested
at Spokane Friday on the tharge of
carrying a concealed weapon, is he
believed by the officials at the Ore
gon penitentiary to have served time
here for altering brand on a colt In
Wasco county. The prisoner was
registered as T. Clak Neece and his
age corresponds with that of the
sDOKane '- man. He served from
March 2, 1911, to January 2. 1912.
and was 57 years old when commit
ted. The age of the Spokane pro-
"Mur is Of.
Longshoremen Quit When
One Is Held for Draft j
VA.H.UUVKK, n. C., March 9r
several nundred longshoremen were
reported to have tjuit work on the
Vancouver waterfont tonight when
Peter Sinclair, one of their number.
was arrested by the n w police force
organized to enforce the military
iwrvice aci in liritish Columbia. Sin
clair, according to the police, proved
that he was above draft age, and
wa released.
Headquarters of the International
wiuSuurrinrn s association was
notified of Sinclair's arrest, and un
ion officials, it U stated, immedi
ately issued an order for all their
members to quit work pending an
investigtaion. A meeting will be held
tomorrow morning by the onion
men, it was announced.
village which boasti
firteen saloons' and a shipyard. Tbe"
only time the Americans are seen In
the village -streets Is when a com
pany passes through from a cross
country hike, a part of their dally
tontine, and on. Sundays when ,tho
ho desire can attend services In th
Protestant and aCtholic churches.
But the men are always nndcr guard
on these occasions. '
Some Liborty Oranted. I
The only liberty granted the re
cruits Is to the more preteOous
village a fw miles down thef ivsr
vb'eh Is the base of the American
destroyer flotilla. A sa-going ''tug
boat makes one round trip a day
with the liberty party. At the base
villare the recruits are free to visit
the United States naval clubhouse.
the British Y. M. C A. hut or the
two village movie shows. The lib
erty men leave the barracks escn
afternoon at five: the.curfew rinV
for them at 11 at night when they
board the tug for the return voyage.
For those not on liberty taps are
sounded at the tisual hour of nlna.
The state of health of the men cin-
tinnes excellent, despite v the raw.
damp climate peculiar to this part
of Ireland -and the sick-bay does
small business. The drudgery
the daily routine of training and
swabbing down the decks of the bar
racks overw the men retire to their
dormitories for quiet reading or re
hearsal of -some of the latest Broaa
way melodies. Once a week the
brass band from the flotilla flas"-
ship comes un to entertain the re
cruits and on Sundays and ( Thurs
days the senior chaplain of the bas
GetWixe-TiyaaafriedAdlw,:rfrihe mcn a talk otl pir.ltaa,