The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 19, 1918, Page 6, Image 6

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American Association of For-
eign Language Newspapers
!" t Send? Cable '
Do Not Accept Peace That
Will Destroy Country"
Is Admonition f
NEW YORK. March IS. A cable
dispatch rtO the all-Rusran congress
of workmen's and soldiers' deputies',
urging that body not to deal with
Germany and pledging the support
of the "American people was sent to
Moscow today lay the American Asso
ciation of Foreign Language News
The messnge was First submitted
to President Wilson atfd Secretary of
State Landing authorized the asso
ciation to forward it- The soviet was
assured in tbe message that "seven
hundred and .thirty-four American
newspapers published in thirty-three
different foreign languages stand as
one behind the message the presi
dent of the united States has sent
to your body.", . . ,
The newspapers, the dispatch con
tinues, have "combined circulation of
10,000,000 readers ' "who beseech
yon net to deal with 'autocratic, gov'
ernmnts whose sole' ptrrpose Is to
destroy civilization as we know it."
" "The readers of onr papers," the
messkge addj'hdlr these 'principles
of liberty their' greatest bless
ing and to secure them have come to
the United States from the different
nations now devastated by these au
tocrats for selfish motives of Toyalty
and to urhold the brutal god of mil
itarism. Many of these readers
eorae from various parts of Russia.
Thev-love their mother country and
pray to you a"nd through you to their
kinsmen not to put the shame of de
feat rn themselves and their people.
""We pray for -your success and
assure you ofr our aid in bringing
' about a glorious victory at arms. At
your? back the entire American na
tion stands as a stone wall. With
the termination of an honorable and
Iatinr peace we pledge you our as
sistance in bulldlngvnp again your
happy nation. t;Do not make the mis
take of accepting a peace that will
destroy your country, your homes
and your "people."
- The cablegram was signed by
Louis N. Hammerllng- and Frank D.
Gardner,, president and secretary of
me association, -and ; a committee
representing the publishers of for
eign i language newspapers ' in all
parts of the country. ,
FiDvr .r" the
month tf&nnoor
NEW YORK March 1 S.--The Ca-.l
ban sutur croD will be smaller this!
year than usual, according to E. A. j
Potter Jr.. president of the Finance
and Trading corporation, who Just
leturned from Cuba. Mr. Pottervii
ited the island as one of a committee
appointed to investigate conditions
in connection with the financing of
the season's crop.
District Freight Manager
Is In Red Cross Service
Negro Dentist Is Up
Charged With Marder
Whole Town of Calais In
France Lacks Glass Due
to Hun Visits
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S.
Low Is in Aeroplane
Charles E. Low, son of Mr srd
Mrs. Walter L"w of this rv. wro
to his mother from New Yvk eifv.
ndM- date of Mirh 10. lie in fn
the aroTi?an s-rvfc Following n-o
excerpt? from the letter:
We have beep at Mlneo'a. Lor?
Island, New York. Just a wk to
day.' We first Dirt in Camn No 1.
and we stayed there until Fridav,
when we were moved to Camn No s.
At Camn No. 2 they were nutting
rt1-T,A t-rtier fo p-et TMiv to f?"
this sprinr. and I rot fr hc?n
i 1 ; -
Methods of Non-Partisan
League to Be Told in Ad
dress Wednesday Night
YAKIMA, Wash. March IS. C.
F. Vandc water, distrul freight and
passenger agent here for tke Oregon-Washington
Railroad and Navi
gation company, has enlisted in the
transportation division of the lied
Cross service, and experts to be a.
lgd to',nty'ln a short time.
Laymen's Missionary Assem
bly in Salem Is Given
Good Start
WATERLOO. ILL-. March 18. I
The trial of. Dr."Leroy N. Dundy, ne-j
gro dentist of East St. Louis, indicted ;
on a charge or murder growing out
out of the East St. Louis race riots,
was continued In the circuit court
here today until the first Monday in
Continuance was granted because
of the illness of Dr. Dundy and be
cause of absence of an Important
Hundred Bombs Dropped in
One Night; Officer Writes
of Hotel
Of national fame as an orator, of
long experience as a wealthy and in
fluential farmer and Ifader in poli
tics of the state of North JJaVota, Is
Arthur Foster, who will address the
membership meeting of the Salera
Commercial club Wednesdav night.
The topic to be tinder discussion
by Mr. Foster will be that of "The
Non-Partisan League. Its Past. Pres
ent, and What It May Develop to He
In the Future in the United States."
; As Mr. Foster Ji.-fi had much to do t country'.
'.with the Non-Partisan league in the Th" second
The Laymen's Missionary conven
tion opened its sessions Sunday
night at the First Methodist church
and the parallel convention for wo
men at the First Congregational
church together wifh two additional
meetings, one at the Leslie Metlfo
dist church, another at the Ja3on
Lee chinch with capacity crowds in
attendance at all meetings.
The meeting at Leslie church was
addressed by the RUht Reverend W.
T. Sumner of the Episcopal diocese
vi un-Kon. Bishop Sumner spoke
particularly on the relationship of
me crpseni worirt rr six a rwl (ha r--
eign missions of the churches. At
Jason Lee church the speakers were
Miss Elizabeth M. McDowell and
Frank O. Jackson.
T Ai O'Farrell was the first speak
er on the program at the First Meth
cdist church and had as h's subject
"Around the World with a Mission
ary camera." Mr. O'Farrell showod
many interesting pictures of ths
vrerk of the boards for foreign, mi-'.-tsions
of the various denominations
and pictured very vividly the fi;?
customs and habits of 'the tribe's cf
Africa and the wav In which (h
mfssfon boards vere assisting Jn ed
ucating the heathen peoples of tha'
Friend of John Brown
Is Dead at Age of $8
NEW YORK, March 18. Nelson
J. Itoscoe, surveyor and civil engin
eers and once intimate friend of John
Drown of. Civil war fame, died here
today. He was 98 years old.
Mr. Koseoe aided in ftbe surveys
for the Union Pacific and the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas railroads.
wfeftlrer on the pro
"rr of tbern together. Th plane t past, pnd is conceded to be well in-I rram 3t the 'Methodist church
Edward M. Cousin Also Inves
tigating Telephone Rates
While Here
Edward M. Cousin, traffic attorn
- ey,iof Portland is in Salem and says
the long expected and hoped for flat
comodity terminal ! rates for Salem
and . other Willamette valley points
vttvvb av a i ma; , uuuc i
Instruction from the Interstate com
merce commissions, as the result of
many hearings in Portland. Chicago,
and Washington, D- C, . - 1
' inn means ior one tnmg, as rar
as Salem is concerned, that the rate
now on empty glass bottles, of which
hundreds of carloads are used an
ually, a rate of 90 cetts a 100
pounds, as against the 'farmer rate
of $1.15 or more will prevail.
"Its not eo much tb saving of a
fesr rpnts per 100 pounds," said Mr.
.Cousin, In discussing the matter last
night, "but, it means that from now
on every manufacturing plant in Sa
lem; as welj as other manufacturing
centers In the Willamette valley as
far south as Eugene, can compete
with "all the large manufacturing'
plants' in Portland.- or other manu-
imciunng centers, wnicu nave hal
the flat terminal rate for years, on
all the principal commodities used
by them or . manufactured by them
for export.
Ml -have been working personally
on this flat terminal rate question
Tor Willamette valley points for up
wards of -eight years. And very glad
that my efforts have been so success
ful, for I did not expect the decision
would be the flat rate, but did ex
pect the rate would be on that basis
T will be In the city for several
days as I have not finished my in
vestigation of the question of long
distance telephone rates, that it Is
proposea to put into effect at once.
between Portland and .Willamette
valley! towns. ' v
."If the proposed increase is made.
It - will mean an increase In pbon?
Taies paia oy Portland or about 2 -000.
-a month, and for Salem at least
$300 a month. I have been employ-
A 41.1. .. -
ia luim t5e uy me city or Port
land,, but have not yet completed my
Investigations of the questfon.
"I hope to" complete my Investlga
stlon by the middle of the week, but
of. course, cannot tell just when I
can reach any conclusion.'
were mostly tramfnsr nlnnc
thev j had a rup! of PreiCh
'pTsnti tT?rt sr ;of" ott th
And (they are srri pl?re!. V.'!,!;-
at camn No. 2 we had a good barTi
racks hot . and cold water, shower
baths and everything, and they f d !
n on rood staks and ham 8nd egr". '
Camp No. 3 Is in the fair rronrd'.
snd we are staving In a hors bnm
with! a nw' floor . In ' and It .ha
citjr!e of crfI, rfrives. tint 'nrr '
enard to keen the fir goinr. Tint
I hsve slept fn there onlvthreo hotirs, j
as Friday night I got a pas. to "New
York, and didnjt get back'4ill 3 in th
morning, and Saturday afternoon we
all got passes to come, and we are
off until 6 o'clock Monday morning.
So we are taking in the sights.
I sure did sleep some this morn
ing, fllad an honest bed ito sleer-in
and did not have to get up at 6
o'clock for roll call.
"Later We went out and got our
breakfast and " then took a car and
went; to see the ,Woolworth building.
It Is the highest In th world and
you ran se some In all direct fori a.
as the buildings look sniall from the
ft formed on the subject of its organ--K- Doughty, the leader of !he
w.-.! izar-ion. aims and ohjects. and as an ; nrT convention nr. Doughty'
'Jr.". effort is even being made in Oregon, "bict wrs "The CTrireh in ft World
! to organize the league, the address nf war.'
xu iiungs, vsaia Mr. Donghty
doubtless will draw a good hearing.
Cadet Ellis B. Watt Meets In-
, stant Death in Plunge ,
to Ground
FORT WORTH. Texas. March 18.
adet Flyer Ellis B. Watts. 379th
aero squadron, was instantlv killed;
and Captain U V. Drake. R. F. C.
vas fnjiirefl today when their air
planes fell 300 feet In a spinning
"o dive. Cndet Watts hnmo was
it .Portland. Or
Captain Drake was Picked tm nn-
tower and the people Jn the streets Trprirm arid it i? jp id!, his Injuries
looKjiige ants, i sent you a hook rrctablv. will tvrove fatnl. Captain
vWomen artists of New York city
have formed an auxiliary of th
American Red Cross, under the naro.i
of the "Art War Rellet
and placed an arrow where we were
It was trying to snow when we were
up. and the wind was blowing so hard
yon had to hang onto the railing.
"We are back at a national service
canteen for. soldiers and sailors now.
It is on (Seventh avenue and West
Thirty-ninth street. Just off Rroad
wayJ There are a bunch of thee
canteens, where you can get cat",
free reading and writing room. All
you need ii a uniform.
Iast nlebt we were up here to a
dance and had a good time. Tbe
people are more alive nd treat us
fine here. They will gf-t u anything
we want. Think we will take in a
couple of shows before we go bcV
tonight. , Don't have to be in till 6
tomorrow morning.
"The reason I haven't written morp
Is that they censor our mail out at
the camn. We are not able fo tell
when or where we will go. But the
fact Is we don't know. But think
this is the last move before we go
over, and think that will be soon,
as these camps are; only for emb?rV
ing. ! So maybe the next letter you
get from me will be from across the
"I am feeling fine and have tio
complaint coming at all. Have been
made a permanent corporal now. And
hope to get something else soon
anyhow will try my best. Hope this
will i find you both in the best of
health. Would like to eee you be
fore I go; but it is a long way back.
n-iKe came to Fverman field after
extended dutv in the British air
service on the western Enropean
front. . He had figured prominently
in allied air attacks on German
fities.. His home Is in London, Eng-alar-d.
The captain "took off with Cadet
Watts at about 6:5 o'clock this
evening. Thev rose to about 300
fct and headed north, flying easily.
Tps than a mile from the camp the
plane appeared to hesitate, apparent
ly c inr t"' engine ' trouble. Sud
denly the machine turned nose down
ward ;nd plunged spinning to the
Cadet Watts body is held pending
rid rice from his mother. Mrs. Xellie
Watts. 528 Fast Forty-eighth street.
Portland, Or.
musi win tne rar; second, we mjist
win tno&e-wiio ard wlnnlns the war.'
ine first he said can be aceom
plished ty the destruction of Prus
sian militarism Through an ade
ouate armv properly eo'ifnped. Th
second can be accomplished by an
adequate mifrionary program which
will Insure the winning of the men
who are winnfg the war through th
eaurcn or Jfu Christ.
".Never until thtn," he said, "will
democracy be safe and never till
then wiil the world be safe for de
mocracy." .
At the First Congregational church
Dr. William . Marquis was the lirct
speaker and had as his subject "Wc
men and World Servrt-e. Dr. V
A. Agar followed with anyuldrts3
-ine taaiiunge; of the Hour
PORTLAND. March J R Cadet
Flwr Ellis M. Watts, killed by a'fall
nt Fort Worth aviation field, was a
R"n of Mr.,! and Mns. Orville w
Watts or -Poland. With his broth
er. Paul M, Watts, he enlisted In
the aviation sertvice last November
f (Continued, from' page 1)
American Attache to
Visit Macedonian Front
SOME, Thursday, March 14--Brigadier
General George J. Scriven
who ia aft attache of the An.orin
embassy here, in leavine as the
of the Italian government for a visit
io me woie Albanian and' Macedo
nian ironts.
Guard Beaten Senseless
by Soldier Prisoner
An unnamed guard who had start
ed to the camp prison with Jack Sav
age, soldier in the 133rd field artil
lery, late today was found bound to
a railroad track near the camp after
having been beaten into insensibility
ry blows on the head with a pistol.
Tonight posses of peace officers and
soldiers are searching for Savage un-
u-r oruprs to. "take nim d-ad or
Savage is charged with trafficking
in stolen automobiles.
At the Camp Bowin hospital the
.mi us conumon was saiu lo be ser
ious, i
Both Belligerents Find Limi
tation to Zone of Battle
Hard Task
28. (Correspondence of The Asso
ciated Press) "Mournful Mary" is
the Boldier's nickname for the 'mu
nicipal firen which warns the popula
tion of Calais that enemy aircraft
are approaching. The persistent at
tention which the Germans pay to
this port is testified by the fact that
over a large area the town entirely
lacks glass, while almost every In use
bas its specially strengthened rnd
sand bagged dugout. At present a
small army of workmen is digiug in
dustriously in several of the squares
and small parks of -the town, con
structing public shelters which are
absolutely essential if the town 13 to
continue in existence at all.
The Germans can raid the town
comfortably between dinner and sur?
per and if they .choose, can go Lack
and fetch another load of bombs and
try again In the evenine. As fori
night bombing, the town is so easily
found that not en a moon is neces
sary any reasonably fine night will
On one night last week it was
raided for five hours continuously,
on the following night it received
100 bombs. An officer who pent
twenty four Iiqujs there en reute to
England, wrote to a friend:
i'The hotel where I intended to
stay lost its last window last night,
so I put up at another hotel which
still boasts a few nane of rlana . I
arrived in town a little before noon hunger, she also restricted economic
and at noon precisely Mournful Mar intercourse by our neutral neigh-
beiran her rfav'a lurrntm.niui r bors with us.
naturally looked uo toward the . hav- sequestration and forced Hq
ens, and sure enough, there were nine "'Wlon, bv abrogation of treaties;
enemy airnlanes advancing i rnr-. i renhery of our paten's, t-y d"stru
mation as if on parade. They drop-! 'frn of our settV-mentv -quanlerins-ped
their bombs around the town- f,f ft -f and by everr
and were then driven awav hv Brit, ,i:,r1f, t chlonery and oprresslen,
ish machines. .j Great Britain sought everywhere to
"Things were auiet until towards destroy our economic interests.
the end of the nfternoon who "If final peace fails to return to
us wuai uur trneroies nare uxen ana
Dr. Belfferich Sets Forth De-
struction Wrought by
England in War
AMSituuAM, March 18. In the
course of a speech before the Im
portTrades association Dr. Karl
Helfferich, formerly secretary of the
imperial treasury, accusing Great
I. ritain of waging, war for the eco
nomic overthrow of German world
competition, according to advices
from BeiHin. asserted that things
had turned out differently than
Great Britain had expected.
4 - : ,
1 y means or tne L-Doat war.
ne said, "we laid tht xe Xa the
rKt of Great Britain's strength with
incomparably Rreater effectiveness
than did Napoleon with his conti
nental interdiction. -But we must
not overlook how systematically and
successfully Great Britain has ex
ecu ted htr economic program. By
breaking all laws j-e.'atlve to contra
oh n a una oiocKaae. sne, severed our
oversea trffic with the outer world
Uy the institution of her btackP3
by Intimidation and violence, by hr
triplication of the thumbscrew of
Men in Hospitals From Ind
ies Anxious to Get Back
Info Air " -
uespue numerous ueatns
Do Not Prefer JEarth fcr "
Fighting .t '
to te eventimllv replaced by others
immediately after the war.
The government cannot and may
not go further. As soon as the re
ply of the joint governments reaches
u. we will communicate it to the"
The chamber resolved to discuss
the declaration of the minister to
morrow. -
6EE CLubSIi:'im) AI
South Carolina may vote at the
next election on a proposed constitu
tional amendment making omon
, eligible, to serve as trustees ' of
Draft Quotas on Basis
of Volunteers Suggested
WASHINGTON'. March 18 Rep
resentative Shallenbergcr of N'ehraa
ka. Demfccratic member of the hon??e
military committee, woght to inter.
en President Wilson tonight In a
plan for basing future armv draft
quotas on total registration and for
granting credit on quotas for vol
unteers He Paid afterward he hop
ed at a conference tomorrow to in
duce the war department to acqui
esce In credits for volunteer dnt
c'id not appear encouraged nr. ,
SSS5: ch"M' iafi 'piZTS S
ROME, Saturday. March 1C Ex
planation was given today at the of
fice of the papal, secretary of state of
the renort that pone Benedict was
attempting to induce the belligerents
to cease the air raids upon open
cities. Monsignor Cerretti, assistant
nanal secretary of state, paid:
"The holy father has frequently
condemned such acts by whomso
ever committed, kavine at various
times paved the way to a joint agree
ment on this sublect. but both be!
lieerents apparently have so far been
unable to discover means foj- limit
ing bombardments to war zones, tin
one nana the Austro-Ccrmang have
claimed that air raids were of direct
military value in that they lowered
the morale in cities which were at
tacked. On the other hand.' the al
lies insist on reprisals, also attacking
military factories nnd warehouses
near onen cities..
Mont-isnor Cerretti stated that the
holy father is da'ily engaged 'in it tidy
ing means, f not of ending the war.
of at leant limiting its horrors, but
so far has not found arguments
powerful enough to influence the
belligerents to ceas air raiding.
Mournful Mary suddenly Interrupted
our dinner. The man I was with
took me to his house, which he shar
ed with a Belgian colonel and his
family. We grouped our way down
two flights of cellar stairs into a
small and airless chamber, strongly
xanaoaggea - ana protected with
beams. We sat there In the dark for
an hour, when suddenly the electric
lights wet on, indicating that the
danger, was over. As I went back
to my hotel, distant firing was plain
ly audible.
"I had just got to my room when
Mournful Mary again broke forth. I
decided to stay where I was this time.
Outside my window I could olainlv
hear that ominous and penetrating
hum of aircraft propellers, and nres-
ently there came a 'crash-crash.' The
windows rattled and the walls shook.
Then there were. six more similar ex
plosions, but not so near. Then (Si
lence, and presently the lights went
on again. . j
"I began to undress and was lust
ready to jump into bed when there
came ten appalling crashes, mingled
with the smashing of glass. This
time Mournful Mary had been outwit
ted, but she made no for lost time
by a series of blasts Immediately af
ter the explosions were overj There
was silence again; the lights went
n; I got into bed. The trashes
again; very loud humming;" then
lights 00 again. I decided there was
little chance of gettlne a night's
sleep in this town, so I got. out a
book and tried to read in bed.
Rut I no more than, got interest
ed in my book that ot went the
lights and there was another visita
tion, an exact repetition of the Dre-
10us one. inis time Mournful Mary
aim ine noraus coincided exactly
mere were two more visits before
daybreak, besides two false alarms
oy aiourniui Mary."
It is this town that a famous eroim
01 raiuary Furnas as a record of the
heroism of the city's burghers in the
fourteenth century. Reside this group
of statuary there now stands the
wrecK or a captured Gotha. downed
by anti-aircraft fire while bom hi
the city. After the war the citizens
i-iou . r-ir-y i a rpuca oi u in mar
ble, dedicated to those who have
gone inrough the ordeals of the past
iew inonins.
Hayward to Undergo
Another Operation
PORTLAND. Match IS. WilHanv
ni.wara. veteran athletic director
ana coach of the Untveristy of Ore
gon, win undergo an operation for
ulcer of the stomach here tomorrow,
his surgeons announced today. His
condition was pronounced serious
but not dangerous.
Canada Puts Ban on
Print Paper Export
' OTTAWA. Ont.. March 18. -Offi
cial notice appears n the Canada
Gazette of an order in council pro
hibiting the export of news print
paper and wood pulp from Canada
except under license. Licenses are
to be issuedi by the minister of cusV
toms at the Request of the war tradfc
board, ,
destroyed; If It fails to restore n1
freedom In our work and our spirit
of enterprise in the world, then the
German people . are crippled for 8r
Immeasurable period. When Mr
Ronar Law In a recent speech pro
claimed for the bundrpth time that
the one unalterable war 'aim of the
allies was the destruction of Ger
man militarism, I replied, to him:
'Long live the German people's
After referring to what he called
Lloyd George's blasphemies in the
name of freedom at the City Temple
and his "daring at the moment of
the opperssion of Holland to hail the
freedom of all peoples at a war aim
well pleasing to God, Dr. Helfferich
"The peace which we need above
all is. an economic peace. We have,
however, first to win. If It must be.
then the German people will endure
this final extreme test. We all are
confident of the Issue. W demand
restoration for all violation of law
and all acts of destruction. We de
mand Indemnification for all damage
done, and we meet the plan of dlf
feretiation with a demand for the
most favored nation treatment- and
equal rights; the plan of exclusion
with a demand for the, open door
and free seas, and the threat of bltTck
ade on taw materials with a demand
for the delivery of raw materials."
$750,000 Made in Seven
Years at Checking Hats
NEW YORK. March 18. Joseph
A. Susskind and his brother. Harry
J. Susskind. collected $750,000 gross
in tips tor checking hats and coats
in Xew.Yoek restaurants and hotels
in seven years, according to state
ments made in the supreme court in
Rrooklyn today byWoseph, who asked
for a dissolution or the hat checking
partnership and the, appointment of
a receiver. Joseph estimated the net
profits for the seven years at $125.
000 each for his brother and himself.
DALLAS, Texas, March 17 t.
old adage that a "burnt child dm '3
fire" apparently doesn't apply to r
young aviators In Texas traaii
camps. - 0
Inspite of the number of men kill
ed or Injured in Texas aviation train'
ing fields, the seve.-al thousand eta-
oem aviators m Texas have nertr
lost their "nerve" nor has a sint'o
one indicated that he would rather
desert the aerial war game and fight
on terra firma. i
In fact several who have tumbled
from dizzy heights while; flying anl
suffered Injuries varying from a
broken neck to the loss of adotea
teeth, are counting the dayswhea
they will be discharged from ba3e
hospitalsand be permitted to Re
sume flying.
Several weeks ago Frank Forte
of New York tumbled 450 feet while
steering: one of the big flyers at the
American avjatlon camp near, Fcrt
Worth. When they dug him out of
the wreckage he was more dead thaa
alive. He was hurried to the hor-
pital and surgeons said that his neck
had been broken he might live and
he might not: Rut Forbes diMrrwit
with the surgeon.
'I m good for a lot more flvirir
he told his nurse after the doctor
left him.l
For eight hours everv n!o-V,f .
twenty-pound weight is used to keep
his spina!! column drawn 11 n ward a
nurse adjusts the weight at mldnlgtt
and it Is removed at 8 o'clock ter.t
mom ine. Durlntr lha eav EVKr..
walks about the ward and - imni'v
ment room, to all outward appear
ances a very robust young man. Now
it is stated will be entire!)
recovered In a few weeks and ex-
win his commission as a flayer.
Eric .Diddle; of Philadephia tried
to join the American flyers but was
rejected on account of his eyes. Then
he tried the Royal Flying Corps and
was accepted by th Canadian offi
cers. When the Canadian training
camp wa moved from Toronto to
Evenman field at Fort Worth, he
came along. lie sjffered several
minor fals near Toronto but hi in
juries were slight.- Several week
aga he tried a nose spin while about
00 feet up. He failed to straighten
his plane in time to turn the ma
chine and when the ambulance at
tendants reached him he had a
broken ankle, broken nose and prac
tical all of his frnt teeth were
o - -
When they finished dressing tit
wound he aald "Ob, this Is sothinz.
I had all my teeth knocked out be-
for in a fall. The first time it was
my "solo" In Canada. I certainly At
want to fir srain and I'm rnlnr in
The spinning nose dive Is not to
dangerous- if you start it well above
the ground. It takes only a moment
to right the machine. But when you
are driving downward there is a
great pull on the lever and you ha78
to use al your strength to' get it
Diddle comes of the famous Dlddl
family of bankers and millionaires.
There, are five sons In the service.
Young Peyton March who was killed
at Forth Worth a couple of weeks
ago and Diddle were close frlenda
and March's death shocked Diddle it
did not lessen his
become a flyer. -
British Navy Shown
to Be Democratic
I LONDON. Feb. 28.-TThe DritiSh
army is the most democratic of any
of the great European armies, de
clared ord Derby, Secretary of State
for War, in replying recently to a
criticism of the difficulty of efficient
men rising to the hteber positions
under the war office. v
He went on to give illustrations:
"A cook bas become a most ifficicnt
staff officer, i A regular battalion
during the somme battle was con:
manded by a lawyer-brleadier- ren
eral. A former private In the caval
ry now commands a Drltlsh Infantrv
Drigaae, and a man who was a mess
sergeant at J.Ions Is now colonel of
an infantry battalion."
These things go to Drove, conclud
ed ord Darby, that there Ts no "ring"
and that merit comes to the front.
The best illustration of the rise of a
common soldier to a commanding po
sition is the former Chief of the Im
perial Staff, Sir William Robertson,
who egao life as a private of a dra
goon .regiment.
Classified Ads Work for Yoo
Marion Co"nty Organization
, Would Prosecute for Cor
cupt Pactice
Dy a .unaimous. vote Tomon
grange, of Marion county, Saturday
passed resolutions condemning ex
penditures of money by Candidates
involiation of the corrupt practiced
act, and calling upon the proper lar
officers to collect evjdence of all vio
lations, and prosecute jotfenders. r
More than 300 granges were present
at the meeting. The resolution
reads: - - --
"Whereas, Large sums of money
are being expended by candidates for
office in printing, advertising and in
many other ways, which would serv
a more" patriotic and much needed
purpos-lf invested in Liberty bonds."
Thrift Stamps or donations to tbe
Red Cross, and the same appears to
be in direct violation of the piovl
aions of the "corrupt practices act
which was designed to 1 protect the
purity of tho ballot and honesty of
"Resolved. That In the judgment
of the members of the Salem grange
No. 17, Patrons of Husbandry, that
no candidate for office violating the
corrupt practices' act by the expend
iture of large sums of money to ad
vanc his candidacy, I worthy of
public trust of confidence, and Jt i
the duty of the proper officers of tbo
law to collect the evidence of such
violation and se that the provision.
of such act are strictly enforced."
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