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THE ORECiO'X STATESMAN: SUNDAY, MARCH 17. 1018
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MANY MEN 'iN TRAINING
New Sea Trainings Bureau Is
Preparing for Big Com
( 1 mercial Future' v
NEW', YORK, March J6. Ameri
ca has created merchant shipping
within the past three years to the
extent which ordinarily would have
been developed throughout a quarter
of centurr had not Germany's sub
marine warfare destroyed ton if are in
quantities bo .vast as to create a
crisis in the world's maritime situ
ation. This building of cargo shi.ts
which will restoie the American flag
to the seven seas is today only in
its infancy, and the ' preparing of
young men to take their places, as
sailors and officers on these vessels,
Anrl ATI lhn4A urtlfVH Qra 4mm fa
ihej problem "which the United States
ruiyiu( uuiu uas aitxu tv nuirv,
through a sea "training bureau es
tablished bjr its recruiting service. (
. The work of this sea training ba-
' 'Salem, Oreg n
260 NORTH. HIGH
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reau was actually put under way on
j Janaury 1. Beginning "April 1 it will
j graduate info the nation's merchant
'marine about fifty boys daily. Sev
enty- five boys were , transformed
from farm hands, store clerks and
others of civilian character into
sailors during a period of training
which . terminated .February 26
the first group of 50.000 which the
shipping board plans to place In act
ive service. This national system
of turning landubbers into seamen
is in operation for the first time la
Aerican history. ;
"Shin The Xew Ships! Is Cry.
The United States Shipping Board
is not basing its syste of training
on war conditions. Millions of tou:
of new shipping will go into commis
sion under the American flag during
the next two years and the cry "Man
the new shins!" must be answeied
iy thousands of American boys who
lived far from the seacoasts, accord
ing to,, Eugene EL O'Donnell, the
Shipping Board's Supervisor of Sea
New England boys, including many
runaways, first responded . to this
call because the national' headquart
ers of the sea training bureau was
established at Boston. The age
limits were then 17 and 27 years.
Later they were changed to 21 aud
The United Strtes shipping board
Chartered from the Eastern Steam
ship company last December thR
steamer Calvin Austin, formerly in
passenger service between Boston
and Atlantic ports father norths
Subsequently a sister ship, the Gover
nor Dingley. was taken into this set v
ice. The Meade once an army trans
port, may become the next unit of
this fleet; and announcement Is
made that, with the establishment
of a training station at San Fran
cisco, the Princeton, a United States
gunboat, will be taken over. As the
system expands, other ships will be
chartered for sen Ice along the Pa
cific Coast, and there will be ves
sels for the Gulf Coast. '
Duties Are Manifold. '
Life on board cne of these traia-
ing ships combines Instruction" and
play. At 6 a. m. the 600 boys at
present on the Calvin Austin arise
and tidy their looms. Breakfast and
general work. takes up their time un
til 9:30, when discipline and instruc
tion begin. Then comes inspection,
boat drill, "clean-up and dinner at
noon. Fire drill, seamanship, boat
drill, knot-making and general work
occupy the afternoon hours until
supper. In the evening the boy't
have recreation cardb, dominoes,
moving pictures, shower baths, sing-
i OF. ALL MAKES
I am always here and know all sewing machines, so I can regulate
and adjust it correct I sell machines that will do all the work any j
other machine, does and then some more.. Needles and oil aind new 3
parts for all - --'- ;
ing. sometimes shore leave. At nine
o'clock the recruits turn in.
The boys received better food, it
may be stated, than they may exp?ct
to receive on many of the merchant
men on which they wll serve 1A later
years. It is ample and nutritious.
The Hoover program is observed hj
At Boston, Stanton H. King has
the only war job of its kind. King
is official chantie man of the new
merchant marine. At the weekly en
tertainment which the recruits en
joy ashore at B,oston, they are in
structed by King in the balads of
the sea. Although a majority of the
recruits wll serve oa steamers, some
will ship. on sailing vessels; chantie
singing Is considered to be valuable
for both classes ' of men, as it in
sures teamwork -jvhen a crew Is
puling on ropesT "Blow the Man
Down," which cam fiom the At
lantic sailing packet ships of old and
"Shenadoah" are among the favor
ites with these recruits.
Six Weeks Work Qualify.
While the reerult's job Is a volvn
teer one. he- "signs articles' for the
duration of the war, agreeing to
serve under the United States Ship
ping board. If he is of draft age.1
he is automatically exempt Jrom tiU- j
Itary service. The government plac
es him an a ship, when he has com
pleted his training in some position
which he has preferred for which
he has shown particular aptitude-"
seaman, fireman, coaler, oiler, water
tender.. cook or steward. S.r wekf
of training on the vessels of the
Calvin Austin type (.uallfles hint for
service on ' merchantman, with hU
legal statns assured. .
! After two years of service subse
quent to his graduation the recruit
may enter one of tb- shipping
board's free schools la navigation,
of which thirty are now in operation
along the" coasts and at the Great
Lakes, and here he ma fit himself
for officers' licenses, ris'ng in a few
years to the command of vessel
while still in hhveerly twenties. Dur
ing his training dTi the rarrin Ansiln
and other Teasels of this fleet the
recruit receives $30 a month.
This merchant marine will be
thoroughly American. Only Ameri
cans are accepted as recruits. The
new mercantile fleet will not have
Spanish mess boys, Greek stokers.
Chinese cooks, or Norwegian deck
hands. Elimination of tb1 foreign
representation on American vessels
is one of the United Ftates thip
plng board's alms.
While all this is in progress, the
country's maritime ore animations are
cooperating in a campaign of "sea
education" in the Interior of the
United States. This has as its ob
ject the Infiltration of the idea that
federal legislation is neeesaary to
keep the American flag throughout
the world when the war is over.
These maritime authorities fera that
the congress at Washington, d'tring
the ruture peace day, will be Indif
ferent and that "the vicissitude of,
polities" wilt permit another degen
eration ofUtnerlca's merchant ma
rine through failure to encourage
the present development. For this
reason the 'special drive on the In
terior" is being made not oly with
an eye to the future but for th pur
pose, meanwhile, of obtaining re
cruits for the sea training of today.
At the present time thi3 campaign
I centered in Kansas.
Candidate for District
Judge Brings Mandamus
) An attorney' representing Paul M.
Long of Portland yesterday Insti
tuted in the supreme court manda
mus proceedings asrainst the county
clerk of Multnomah countv to com
rfel him to allow Long to file as a
Republican candidate for district
Judge, Department No. 1. and to Pt
Long's name on the official ballot.
The case will be argued March 2.
Attorney General Urown has held
that the terms of office of the dis
trict Judges in Multnomah county
do not expire until 1921. It is to
be a test case.
It used to he a sign of reproach
for a young woman, to be referred
to as "corn-fed." Hut It Is all the
rage now. How times are changing?
"MEN! MEN! MEN!"
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Plan to Take Washington
Property First Venture
WASHINGTON, March 16. Post
master General Hurlesonje proposal,
now before congress, to take over
and operate the national capital's
telephone system heralds the first
venture , by the federal government
in municipal nubile utilities.
Declaring that service here repre
sents "grav failures in modenv com
munication." Postmaster .General
Pnrleson. offers to establish adequate
facilities "and at reasonable rates."
The postmaster general p's propos
al comes as the climax of an attempt
by the telephone company to Increase
its rates and reduce its service, giv
ing as reasons, the extraordinary de
mands, put upon it by the govern
ment's war activities.- . . r
In his annual reports to congress
the postmaster general has repeat
edly recommended government op-
ration ; of interstate telephone an I
telegraph lines as part of the postal
establishment. , Evidently he ret
garded .the time opportune to pro
pose that if congress would gove
authority, the postoffice department
would make a start by' operating the
local system on surplus revenues of
the postal service, and without in-,
creasing rates or reducing pay of
employes. Expense of operation, he
estimated can be reduced easily by
one-third under government control.
The entire revenue collecting and
accounting system, he said, "can h
practically displaced under po-.tg'
With ' Each Suit-
This is the biggest bargain in Men's suits ever offered in Salem. Just think o?
it Notwithstanding the increase in the cost of woolens we are offering
these suits at former prices and with AN EXTRA PAIR OF PANTS
These are not ready made suits. They are tailored tq your exact measure
from high quality woolens.. You select the material We do the rext 1 .
We guarantee satisfaction as to material, style, fit and finish.
This special offer will not last long so hurry and make your selection.
Hundreds of Woolens to sc!2ct from
methods atid the work reduced sub
stantially to one of maintenance and
."The'use'of these great facilities
of communicating by- electricity,'5,
said Mr. Uurleson in a letter to Vie?
President Marshall,' "is woefully, re
stricted among the masses of the pn
pie by the necessities of the Interest
of private persons who own and
manage them. Among the masses
of the people, even 'in Washington,
the capital of the. richest eofintr in
the worlds the majority are Shown
to be denied this great convenience.
Service should be provided at t rea
sonable :cost, in fact at! as low cost
as efficient service permits,, so that
the largest number possible may use
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"The conclnsion cannot be escap
ed that private - rate-making is re
sponsible for the out of date and in
adequate telephone, service and ' for
its resulting breakdown from con
gesMon4of traffic ,in Washington,
And the' local company proposes re
lief only by destroying, through high
tr ' rates, even more of the existing
traffle of the city." '
Referring to -the telephone system
of the enttre country. Mr, Burleson
disclosed "It costs the American as
much to-end his communication ov
et the wires, mile for mi'e as it costs
him to ship a ton of freight on the
Comparing toll line rates In conti
nental Europe and America, Mr.
Burleson gave congress figures to
show that th average Americaa
rate for 100 miles is 60 cents against
20 cents-abroad; $1.80 for 300 miles
as against 37 cents obroad; $2.40
for 400 miles as against 39 cents
abroad; $3.00 for 500 miles as
against 46 cents abroad; and $4.20
for . 700 miles a against 53 cents
abroad. - ' "
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SCOTCH WOOL EN
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Resigned Councilman to-...
Be Chest at Hotel Dinner
Roy S. Melson, who resigned bU
position . as a member of the city
council, will be an'bonor guest of the
mayor and the other members of tfa
counHl af a dinner-at the Marion
betel Monday night prior to tb
meeting of the council at the city
hall. . . ; .
Mr. Melson is going to Alberta to
engage in' farming and ' his resigna
tion from the board of aldermen wai
for that reason.
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