The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 17, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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ALKI, OfimoS, .SUMAV MOHMNf;, MAIU'll 17, li18
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Judge Percy R. Kelly
Who is Candidate For
i Supreme Court Bench
S IX LEADERS of Laymen 'g Missionary convention who will appear in sessions in Salem begin
ningr tonight and extending through Monday and Tuesday. All are men of wide reputation in the
. the work in which they are engaged. The men's convention will be held at the First Methodisf
church, and a iarftliel convention for women vuil te held at the Tirst Congregational church. AU of the
leaders will speak in Salem churches this morning.
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National Army of Both Sexes
Is Ordered by Bolshevifci,
Indicating Condition of
. Peace May Change
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President Is Carefully Study
ing Situation With View
i to Acting
MOSCOW, .March lfi. The all-
Knasian congress of Soviets has rati
' fied the peace agreement with Ger-
many by a large majority.
A Bolshevlkl resolution approving:
-the acts of the government ofth-s
workmen's and soldiers' delegate
i and of the peace delegation and call
? ing for organization of the defence
of the country by the creation of a
- liationat array of both sexes was pass
' ed after Lenine's restoration tf
- peace among the warring factions
acd his statement that this action
, . was the only way out, intimating
that the treaty "might be broken un-
.. .. Act changed circumstances. "
' ' t Socialists Oppose Ratification. ;
: The opposition, notably the Social
Revolutionists of the Left, made a
valiant but futile effort to prevent
the acceptance of the treaty, which
; was characxerized by the minister of
justice as being "anti-revolution and
t anti-socialistic." AH- stated that th j
Social Revolutionary party repudi
ated the responsibility for the acceptance-of
the treaty, would resign
from the government and devote all
its power and influence to the or
ganisation, to armed resistance to
German imperialism.
WASIfJ.VGTOX, Mtfrch 16. First
intimations from official source?
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Think That
Many Merchants
tation of Values in Adver-,
tising is
and will be excused by the buying public because it has
become such a comnlon practice that nobody believes the
exaggerated statements anyway,
STANDARD OF HONESTY and thafi merchant who will
try to deceive-in his advertising will try - to deceive in his
store. '
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TIONS fill the advertising- columns nowadays. During our
entire business career, we havef 'depended npon QUALITY
OF MERCHANDISE and prices made possible by our spot
cash plan of business to attract trade. CAREFUL BUYING,
desire to sell on the closest possible margin of profit, ex
plains why we undersell other stores. We never buy an ar
ticle until we are convinced that it will prove satisfactory
to the wearer. ,
You will find a wonderful range of styles and qualities
to select from in every department.;
Clothing, iShoes, Hats, Shirts,
Hosiery, Underwear, Dress
Goods, Silks, Corsets
Large shipments of Spring Merchandise arriving daily.
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Jndge rercy R. Kelley is hearing
motions and demurrers in Depart
ment No. 1 of the circuit court, pr.v
liminary to the regular March term,
nhlch: will' convene on Monday,
March 18. Judge Kelley's friends
in the legal profession have peti
tioned him to become a candidate in
Jho Maj primaries for nomination
or supreme judge and he has con
sented. In the seven years he has
been on the circuit bench, he has
given universal satisfaction. Mar
ion and Linn counties will part with
Judge Kelley with regret, his nomi
nation being practically assured for
there seems to be no opposition.
Wh:ft is the district's loss, however,
is the state's gain,, for he will bring
to i the office experience at the bar
and on the benchj a trainedmind
and a capacity to work.
British Casualties lor
Week Number but 3 6$
LONDON. Thursday. March 14.-
The British casu5ltles reported 'for
the week, ending today numbered
3562. They are divided as follows:
Killed or died of won nds": ' Offi
cers 53, men 822.
Wounded or missing: Officers
M8, men 2339.
In the first week of March, the
casualties .numbered 3343, the-low-est
of any week for several months.
Seem to
War Secretary in France
Viewsmmensity of Enter
prise m Opening New
Ports; Long Day Spent in
many questions are
fired at Engineers
Long Range Guns, Skillfully
Used by Americans, Are
r Inspected
March 13. Secretary Maker's firnt
work after his conferences with the
French statesmen and American, gen
erals at the capital has been to be
gin the study of what the AniericaDs
are doing and ought to do in France
Iy a survey of a great port depart
ment. "I am still absorbing.", he said at
the end of a-fourteen-hour day. "I
must say frankiykhat I did not.know
the immensity of the enterprise
which we have undertaken in open
ing new ports, and when I See what
we .hive accomplished here I am
The American war secretary at th3
port in question was attended by
General , Pershing, i Malor Gener il
William XI. Black, Brigadier Gen
eral M, M; Atterbtiry and the offi
cers of the engineers who have been
creating a vast new equipment for
dofklng and unloading ships.
Secretary Views Dock Front.
. The secretary walked for thre
miles along the American water dack
front, already constructed or in th3
process of construction, as an ex
tension to the berths for a number
of ships placed at the disposition of
the Americans by the French govern
ment. Two miles of this new sea
frontage consisted of marshes on 0
cober 1, last. The ground has heen
filled in from dredgings in deepen
ing the waterfronts and ships are
already alongside some of these new
berths. ' On other part of .the front
age concreted warehouses are going
up and a great system of switche.i
has been laid or'is in the course of
being laid.
Many Steamer Unload.
"i like to come out here once a
week,", said a colonel of the engi
neers to the correspondent, "and
see "how different things look froM
what they did the week before. I
almost lose nry way."
This new dockage, with two other
new frontages that are being devel
oped in connection with it, will al
low forty" large, or s'xty medium
sized steamers to be unloaded simul
taneously. Mr. BakPl's question were fre
quent, penetrating, and often tech
nical when the engineers were ex
plaining the railway plexus connect
ing the various ports with the bas-.'s
in the interior. He asked partic
ularly about grades, so as to esti
mate the requirements in engine
I-oer and the heaviness of loads.
He rather astonished the engineer
by th detailed character of his ques
tionings, which I touched the very
Problems that bother them most.
Ilbjf Guns Seen.
At a heavy artillery training camp
Secretary Baker saw a battery of
lang range caliber guns put in to po
sition. iThey were swung over by
automobile tractors and shallow re
coil trenches were quickly dug, but
with unerring methods. Mr. Baker
took a stand close to one of the
great pieces and followed the ex
planations of the major in command.
It was one of the" new guns from a
French workshop and of a type
which the American artilerists are
already making a reputation at the
The secretary has been told by
French officers of the skill of the
American gunners in handling this
weapon in the management of which
the French artillerists heretofore
had considered themselves unexcel
led. Mr. Baker became so interest
ed that he mounted the chief gun
ner's stand and looked through the
r.-.aste sight and watched the ad
justment of the piece to the range
Troop Heview Held.
The secretary's train arrived r.
en important town near the port at
S o'clock in the morning. The pre
fect of the department, the French
general commanding the district and
numerous American officers Ve-t
were there to welcome him. His re
ception was simple. The band, as
Secretary Baker and General Persh
ing issued from the station, sounded
the salute to the colors, and a bat
talion of American soldiers stood ft
salute. That was the only cere
mony of the day except a small re
view of the troops at the artillery
Official lunches and dinners ar.
l,y the secretary's request, omitted
from his program.
Rhowers. moderate southeasterly
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Program of Three Day Ses- sion Opens Tonight Men's
Meetings to Be Held in First Methodist Church and Wo
men in First Congregational Visiting Students Enter
tained in Salem Homes C hurchei Generous in Enter
tainment Committee Goes to Portland to Arouse In
terest and Metropolis Will Send Big Delegation
AH preliminary arrangements for
the Laymen's Missionary convention
which will be held in Salem com
mencing today have been completed
fcnd those who are in charge antici
pate an approximate attendance ft
1000 delegates most of whom will
come from Marion county. However,
numerous lecristrat ions have been re
ceived by the executive secretary
from points outside of Marion county
throughout Willamette alley.
All college and hJp- school stu
dents attending the convention will
be provided with -ntertainiv.nt in
Salem homes according to the Harv
ard plan room and breakfast f 'r
each day of the convention. Tho
entertainment committee of the wo
men's convention has arranged to
entertain any women attending thjp
convention provided they are piven
notice not later than Sunday even
ing. Notwithstanding the fact that
the central committee has adopted
tho plan of a self-enteitaining con
vention many o f the S.ilem churclnjjr
have offered to furnish entertain
ment to persons of their communion
attending the convention.
Committee To Portland.
"""A" booster com mi ttf-e 'representing
the local Laymen's Mipsiorary ci:l
ventton committee composed of Dr.
B. L Stceves, H. S. Gile( F. T. Porttj;
and Oscar B. Gingiich went to Pou
land Friday to attend a union meet
ing of the Potland chuches and-Missionary
societies for the purposing vi
boosting the Salem convention. ' The
laymen's convention team was in
duced to stop Over for a few hours
for the purpose of getting aequair.l
ed and urging a large delegation ft
the Portland churches to attend thj
Salem convention. Sh-rt addre.rea
were made by CVFartell. Agar and
Doughty. Each of the local men
spoke briefly concerning the conven
tion and distributed programs aiid
registration blanks to tr audience,
lenders Are Sketcfteil.
Following is a sketch of eah of
the leaders! ft the men's convention:
; Kv rfiuzbty of Ne- York, the
convent ion leader, in charge of all
the field activities ot the Laymen's
Missionary movement, author of
"The Call of the World" and "Efficiency-Points,"
had led many of the
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F. 4. Clark
great men's conventions in recent
William S. Marquis of Chicago,
. for year's a successful pastor of Jarge
j churches, has visited the great mis
sion fields and has greatly increased,
the missionary output of his denom
ination. He is western secretary of
the assembly's committee for the
every-member plan of the Presby
terian church.
Frederick A. Agar of New York
was formerly missionary to Afric.i
and home missionary superintendent
5n Montana. He is author of widely
rend books, and is new methods sec
retary of the Northern Daptist convention-.
He '-has revolutionized thr
spiritual and financial life of thous
ands of churches.
Thomas A.' O'Ferfell is a Metho
('ist missionary from Africa with a
great story of triumphs in that great
continent, a lecturer with a wonder
ful arrfey of lantern slides of world
wide scene?. ,
F. J. Clark of New York is a for
mer lawyer and Yi M: C A. secre
tary an I now one of tTie secretaries
J of the Domestic and Foreign Mission
r.ry society of tne Kpiscnpal church.
He has dirpction of special mission
cry work for men.
C. R. Marsh was for a quarter of
a century a missionary of the Amer
ican p.aptist Telugu mission in South
India. He is an Oregon ian and
lainis ps his home Kngene, comin
to that city from Pennsylvania. Ife
lc ft Kugene in 1K92 for th? foreign
j field representing the American Pap-
t'st . Foreign Mission Society.
Sjwak at tlmr he TIay.
All of thm will occupy pipits of
the Se.lem churches at the morning
enires today and the assignments
for both men and women have been
made as follows:
First Methodist, W. . 8. Marquis:
(First Presbyterian. W. K. IHughty;
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gregational. H. H. Kelley; First
t hristfan. C. Marsh: St. Paul's Kpi
copL F. J. Clark: Knglewood t'ni
d Brethren. F. C. Jacksson; leslie
Methodist, Thomas A. O'Farrrll; Ja
hon Iac Methodist, Mrs. Paul. Ray
mond; South Salem Friend, Mrs.
W. C. Kantner; Court Street Cbri-
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General Prominent in Rusisan
Campaign Is Now on
Western Front
Berlin Admits Casualties;
Artillery Is Active in Ver
dun Sector
(By The Associated Prctsf
The military situation on the
Franco-Belgian front has shown no
marked change in the last twenty
rour hours. The most notable de
velopment was the increasing activ
ity by the British on the old Arras
front, from Arras itself as far south
as St. Quentin, reported by Berlin.
Apparently the British long range
guns-were doing effective work some
distance behind the German lines In
Flanders as well, for the German
statement complains of casualties
among the population of Menin and
IlalluinV jyiore than five miles in ad
vance of the British front southeast
of Ypres caused by British shell
fire and airplane bombs.
Both German and French reports
show that heavy artillery fire has
been In progress in the Verdun re
gion, and that there has been brisk
work by tho batteries near Itheims,
on the Lorraine 4 ront and in Alsace.
No change in the situation in the
American sectors in Lorraine has
been indicated, although Paris re
ports a German raid in the vicinity
of Flirey. nar the American sector
northwest of Toul, which was re
pulsed '
New German Army Created.
Interesting possibilities are sug
gested by the revelation in Satur
day's German official statement that
a new German army group has been
created on the front in northern
France. It is under command of
General Von Gallwitz, an officer
previously prominent in the Russian
and Serbian campaign, and appar
ently . transv?rrea to ino wester
front late-last year and put in com-
rrfand of the Verdun sector, included
within the front occupied by the
German crown prince's army gronp
The German statement. Is so word
ed that th boundaries of the' dis
trict under General Von Gallwltz's
command cannot be determined even
approximately. That part of the
front running east and southeast to
the Swiss lorder from about the
vicinity of Laon.Con tho Aisne front,
had previously been divided between
the German crown prince and Grad
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Heeds Pleas of Friends to Run
and Declares His Candi
dacy HighestO ffice in
Will work for a Speedy Set
tlement of Reassessment
Frank S. Ward, alderman from
the third ward,' announces that ho
will be a candidate for nomination
tor majror of Salem at the primary
election May 17. lie is the first to
announce his candidacy. Several
other men are being urged by friends
to go in for the position, but most
of them are reluctant, and a possi
bility exists that -Mr. Ward will be
without opposition.
Mr. Ward has not yet had time to
formulate' a complete platform, but
three planks in it will be strict en
forcement of the prohibition law. a
speedy settlement of tho reassess
ment question and an administra
tion economically conducted, though
his policy will not be one of allow
ing the weeds to grow. Mr. Ward
believes a safe financial policy ts
to follow out the plan of Mayor
Keyes who has made a good-sized
reduction in the city budget.
The reassessment question is to
go into the courts and Mr. Ward
says he will do all possible to hurry
it to a conclusion, but that If the re
assessment policy of the present
council Is upheld he will not be in
favor of foreclosing on the property
of any person who is making an hon-
est effort to pay.
Mr. Ward has lived In Ealem. fif
teen years and is owner of a drug
store on State street. He wag born
end raised at Albany and Is a grad
uate of the department of "pharmacy
at Oregon Agricultural college. He
is secretary of the state board of
pharmacy. i ;
Deckebach Calls Meeting
of- Committee March 22
Chairman F. G. Deckebach has
called a meeting of the Marion coun
ty committee in charge of the third
issue of liberty- loan bonds for Fri
day, March 22 at 2 o'clock at tho
commercial club. . - '
The tampaign, which will be a I
house-to-house drive will begin 1
bright and early on the morning off
April 6 and it is to be so thorough
a visitation by the workers of each !
subedmmittee, that not a single
home in the, entire county will b
overlooked. . When it is considered
that? upwards of 2400 farmers in
Marion will be visited especially, in
view of the recent appeal of the
president. It will be seen the task is
a large one
Captain Keller Is Back
With Parole Violators
Captain Joe Keller, Oregon parole
officer, returned last night from
San Rafael, Cal., where he was
bound over to the grand; Jury on a
charge of 'abduction brought by
Charles B. Smith, whom Keller ar
rested and attempted to bring back
to Oregon when Smith was released
from the penitentiary at Sah Quen
tin. Keller brought with him Ar
thur G. Graham and Paul Duroejv
two parole violators.
Mrs. W. L Pearson Is Treas
urer; Mrs. F. M. Wilkins,
Eugene, Chosen Regent
PORTLAND, March IS. The Ore
gon chapter. Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, closed Its annual
convention here today by election of
the following officers:
Regent, Mrs. F. Wilklns. of
Kugene; vice regent, Mrs. Walter F.
Burrell. Portland: recording secre
tary. Mrs. Pearl Gregory Cartlidge.
Oregon City: corresponding secre
tary. Miss Bertha Cummlngs, Ku
gene; treasurer, Mrs. W. E. Pearson,
Salem; historian. Mrs. J. Thorburn
Ross. Portland: auditor, Mrs.
Charles Worell, Coos Bay; chaplain.
Mrs. Levi Tracey, Albany: consult
ing registrar, Ms. John P. Gibson.
Among resolntions adopted by the
convention was one favoring th?
elimination of German from the
school curriculum of Oregon.