The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 02, 1918, Page 4, Image 4

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    The Oregon Statesman
mnn, Iraued Daily Except Monday by
' tit S. Commercial St., Salem, Oregon.
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indalso the local newt published herein -
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Frank Jashoskl Manager Job Dept.
. . , .Managing Editor
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Entered at the Postof f ice in Salem, Oregon, as second class matter.
"Will the friends fJTbe Statesman please remember that thin
paper is always crow4ed7-This will explain why some of the most
interesting articles offered for publication are delayed in their ap
pearance, and sometimes crowded out entirely sometimes even after
haying been set in type. ; More and more, the conduct of a' newspaper,
in a city the size of Salem or larger, becomes a matter of selection.
There is always more "copy' than can be printed. The leased wire
news report of the Associated Press, including the many special ar
ticles hy; ma u from the correspondents of that great organization
in the various corners of the world, would, if all were printed, en
tirely fill .The Statesman; probably more. We had two linotype
machines at first. Then three. Now we have four. There will be
five, some day; and six and seven and still more. But it will al
ways" be the same story, in the nature of things. It may seem slow
some timesj but we are growing. jThe city, even now, is growing,
nrl 41jfc AAfinfmr Avtsl f nrtiAn 4f4k i a avai ' 4Via,a will thA VAmf
rapid growth. More rapid than ever before, and long continued.
German tried to straf another bunch of Sammies yesterday.
They, found them "at home," and all the Germans not killed were
mighty glad to get back, into their holes (dug-outs) and pull their
holes m after them. . - v ;
The Allied line is ready for more waves the. more the better.
But the wave offerings will likely grow less.
plainer than other. Strange to say.
there are more Williams than Johns,
and of William Henry Smiths were
are over 400 beside the 1600 already
mentioned. If the enemy will cal out
Bill Smith" he will get a rise out
of the American army quicker than
any other. There are over one
thousand Jack Johnsons in the army.
but the one with the greatest repu
tation for fighting isn't there.
President Wilson has assured the
Greek people that the rights of that
nation will be given full considera
tion at the final peace conference.
If the United States has anything to
do with settling the big affair and
it begins to look as If she will have
a great deal to do with it every
nation of the world, including bloody
Germany, will get a fair hearing and
the nearest approach possible to jus
tice, when at last the world's repre
sentatives sit down around the coun
cil table.
German experts have, evolved an
elaborate plan' to calculate how many
men a company will lose before it is
put out of commission. Their fig
ures are Interesting. Dealing with
German companies composed of 250
men, the experts figure that forty
men can be lost by such a company
under favorable circumstances with
out flinching; but the loss of ninety
men under any circumstances will
shake the company badly. A loss of
one hundred and twenty men, under
any circumstances, puts a Company
out of action, and a loss of 150 men
is equivalent to complete destruction.
A single New York company lost one
hundred and twenty-six men In a
brush with the Germans in Lorraine
recently, but 1t held Its ground beat
off the Hun attack and came through
with twenty-three prisoners. This is
not rumor; the number, of casualties
is taken from the official report of
General Pershing.
now has Its headquarters at Bethle
hem. Pa., and its subsidiary plants
In Maryland, In New England and
other strategic points, with access to
tho sea and to sources of -raw ma
terial. Mr. Schwab has been active In
philanthropy as well as in business.
He built a magnificent Catholic
church at Loretto, Pennsylvania, and
established a complete electric light
ing plant for the town. He built a
convent house at Cresson, a' thor
oughly equipped Industrial school at
Ifgmestead, and fitted up, on the
southern shore of State Island, a san
itarium and hospital for the benefit
of the sick and-erippled children of
New York during the summer
months. t
In his new. position Mr. Schwab
will bear the title or director-general
of the Emergency Fleet corporation
and will have unlimited powers to
put through the vast shipbuilding
program' already under way. Accord
ing to official announcement, he It
to be given complete supervision and
direction of every detail of the work,
which Is taken to mean that he will
not be hampered with red tape, but
given a free hand to carry out tho
task according to his own Ideas.
(By Harold Begbie, in London Daily
: Chronicle.)'
As long as faith and freedom last.
And earth goes round the sun.
This stands the British line held
. fast . '
And so the fight was won.
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The greatest fight that ever yet
Brought all the world to dearth;
A fight of twflTgreat nations set '
To battle far the earth. :
And. one was there with blood aflame
To make the earth his tool;
And one was there is freedom's nam
That mercy still should rule. .
v "The future of the security market, of course, de-,
. fpends almost entirely upon the outcome of events on
the: western front. ... .. . Another factor, not to be
overlooked, is the rising spirit of courage manifested
; in all sorts of activities; the psychological effect doubt-"
less of war and the imperative necessity of facing
. struggle." -:-.'-? -t'W-. i.'-
The quoted words above are from the current weekly letter of
Henry Clews, the Wall Street authority.
They are encouraging words.: . '
They show that the people of the United States are growing
braver in all 'ways graver not alone to take the risks of the battle
fields, in fighting for world democracy and decency and honesty, but
braver also in willingness to assume risks in business; in extending
commerce and takin grail vantage of the opportunities everywhere for
courageous initiative .f ' : : ; - r
This new spirit of courage is sure to place the United States in
the leadafter the waV, as the banker nation; as the greatest, trader
among the nations; as the-first world power in all the! big things
uok iiioac iui Biauuiijr auu prugrcss ana leaaersnip.' ' ,
Af-this-notwithstanding our chief competitor, Great Britain.
" Mr. Clews, in this same letter, throws a bright light on the
courage of the British, in the following words: , - - ' ;
I f 1 'iGrcat Britain has just set us an astonishing example of na
tional grit and readiness to make every sacrifice for victory by an
nouncing a budget of over $4,200,000,000, the greatest in the history
of the world. This magnificent sum is to be raised entirely within
Great Britain by a population of only 48,000,000 of people. British
war expenses for the coming year are estimated at $14,000,000,000,
Of which nearly one-third will be paid out of taxation. The British
debt now stands at $39,000,000,000, including. $8,000,000000 loaned
to4 the Allies. Our own expenses during the first year of the war
have been about $10,000)000,000, nearly one-halfMhis representing
loans to our Allies. Our population is approximately 110,000,000.
This coming year our expenses will surely be much larger than the
sum just named, and we are raising only about 14 per cent bv tax
ation, the remaining 86 per cent being provided for by bonds. If
Great Britain after nearly four years of war with her smaller popu
lation and resources can successfully stand such a huge strain, as
she certainly is, there is no heed to feel any anxiety concerning the
Ability of the United: States, which has a much larger population,
much greater resources arid has riot yet been wearied by prolonged
struggle.' ' -
Germany is beaten if the allies
hold, says a' Spanish statesman re
turning from Germany. Then Ger
many is beaten The allies will
hold. And therTHTdo- a great deal
more whatever hnore is required
for the sure defeat of -Germany.' -
; When we have thrashed Germany,
and we will do the job, the Mexican
"situation" will not appear to be
any, mote formidable than something
to be cleaned up before breakfast
Lbs Angeles Times.
This nation has got to move as
fas as Lot and his family did at the
smell of brimstone in the atmosphere
of Sodom in giving assistance to our
allies. That German host- seems to
be as numerous as the sands of the
sea. Exchange, ' But the host has
been very rapidly diminishing ii
numbers of late, as the mountain
of dead Germans have been piled up
as they have been pushed on in waves
the unbroken lines or the
and French, and American
f Senator Hiram Johnson is strong
ly In favor of La free press and free
speech during the war. ; And no man
in public life has had more occasion
to suffer, from the - scoring of the
newspapers phao. the same Hiram
Johnson. Los Angeles Times. In
fact, the foregoing is the first tribute
of respect ever jpaid to Hiram by
California's greatest newspaper, a I
though he has had acres and acrej
of "roasts" in the Times. 1
Many casualties are reported In
the, American Marine corps. They
are the soldiers of rthe sea. Wher
ever the flag wavesthey are! ' evi
dence, How ofen we used to read
of troubles abroad that ran so: "Tho
marines 'having landed.; peace has
been restored." Their proud boast
is that they are always first fn all
our wars; but, in this oneJthe En
"Ms S, Thurdr DdlcatIoa
CMmDoes mmrlJ butMiar.
, -'Msr, 4. Btutdy. Kugn High
8choIan4 Slem High I School play
baball at Balem.
Mar 17. Trldar.- Ttlmary aonlaat
In tlKilftn.
Mar 3S to 37 Second iled Croaa war
fumt campaign,
. Mar Mnd S3. Wadneaday and
Tbtiraday- War conference In Portland.
Jun 4. I. J and 7 State Grange con
vention In Patent.
June 14. Krtday Hlcb School com
mencement exerrlaea.
Jane in. Thuraday. nennlon nt ore
go riooaer ataociauca, rortland,'
'beat them to it," by acc!-
There is no doubting the patriot
tarn vi ne mun ismiiy. Tne rec
ords of the War Insurance Bureau
show that there are already 1800
plain William Smiths fn the army-
some .of them being a blamed sight
Charles M. Schwab, the man whom
President Wilson has entrusted with
the work of building the great mer
chant marine which will transport
America's men and resources to the
battle front, is a typical example of
the American "hustler." The task
given him to perform is a colossal
one, but so far no task has been
found for "Charlie", Schwab to per
form. - He Is a big man with years
of experience in handling big things.
Given a free hand, it is dollars to
doughnuts. In the opinion of those
best tcqualntedj with the man and
bis abilities, that he will carry th 3
job through to a successful conclu
There is probably no man better
fitted than Mr. Schwab for the work
f speeding up ' the American ship
building program. As already stated.
he has had vast experience in hand
ling "big business. He has a personal-
acquaintance with shipbuild
ing, since he is the controlling factor
of several of the largest shipbuilding
plants in the country. As America's
largest producer of steely he knows
every detail of the great Industry
that is most closely allied with ship
building. As one of the largest em
ployers of labor in America, he na
turally Is well qualified to cope with
any labor problems that may con
front him in his task. And, despite
the faet that he bears a German
name and is of German origin,
Charles M. Schwab is an American
patriot from his heels to the-top of
his head, and he may be relied upon
to throw all of his patriotic 'enthus
asm into the task of helping to beat
the Huns. v ; .
Mr. Schwab Is in his 57th year
Blair county, Pennsylvania, was his
birthplace. When he ' was 1 0 years
old he moved with his family to Cam
brla county, in the same state. A
a boy be worked for. neighboring
farmers, and drove a coach to and
from the town of Croeson and Lo
retto. After leaving school young
Schwab became a clerk in a grocery
store at Braddock.
During the early days of Mr. Car
negie's domination of the steel In
d us try in Pennsylvania, young
Schwab found employment as a help
er in a subcid.ary company's engln
eering corps. Within six years he
had risen to a responsible manager
lai position, - Then followed his as
signment to the works at Homestead
and his first chance to prove bis un
usual organising ability, and it was
not strange that, fojlowlngir. Car
negie's wlthdrawel from active cares
of his tast properties, and after the
consolidations and expansion that
followed. Mr. Schwab should have
been recognized as an administrator
to be kept in high-place.
For several years he was the hea
of the Carnegie Steel company, an
for three years be was the head of
the United States Steel corporation
Then he turned to the making of
ateel for naval construction, and for
ill the higher forms of building, ma
rine and on land, and began, as fait
own. manager, to develop the great
manufacturing corporation . whlcn
lt was a line, a living line
Of Britain's gallant youth.
That fought the Prussian one to nlnj
And saved the world for ruth.
That bleeding llne that falling fence
That stubborn ebbing wave.
That string of suffering human sense.
Shuddered, but never gave.
living line of human flesh, f
It quivered like a brain; f
Swarm after swarm came on afresh
And crashed, but crashed In vain.
Outnumbered -by the mightiest foe
That ever sought to put ,
The world in chains, they met the
, blow ' . ' , '
And fought him foot by foot.
They foughl his masses, falling back.
They poured their blood like wine.
And never once the vast attack
Smashed. Urought that living line,
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It held. It held, while all the world
Looked on with strangled breath;
It held; again, again it hurl'd
Man's memory to death.
Bleeding and , sleepless, dazed and
spent. . ."' '
And bending like a bow, ' 'y
Backward the lads of Britain went.
Their faces to the blow. '
And day went by,' and night seame In,
And when the moon was gone
Murder broke out! with fiercer din.
And still the fight went on.
Day after day, night after night, ,
. Outnumbered nlne to one.
In agony that none may write '
. These young men held the Hun.
And this Is their abiding praise
No future shall undo:
Not onee in all those staggering days
The avalanche broke thro'.
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Retreat, retreat, yes, still retreat.
But fighting one to nine,
just knowing there was no defeat
If they "but held the line.
Ah, never yedid men more true
Or souls more'lltfely wrought
From Cressy down to Waterloo
Fight as these young men fought
On whose great hearts the fate of all
Mankind was poised' that hour.
Which saw the Pursslan War God
fan' - , :, .
And Christ restored to ;rWr.
The world shall tell how they stood
" fast, '.- ' .
And how the fight was won.
As long as faith and freedom last
And earth goes round the sun.
More brleht sunshine.
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' Farmers wpuld welcome a shower.
mm mmmm
Forces of democracy are cheerful.
.The Germans waves have not come
back fn the Ypros salient. .
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The onlv activity there since Mon
day has Ihi on the part of the
British and French, who have im
proved their positions.
And .they are making a death trap
One of the most Important con
ventions of the General Federation
of Women's clubs, of which the Sa
lem Woman's club is a branch, has
opened at Hot Springs, Ark. The
body rep resents over 3.000,000 wo
men over the breadth of the country.
Their slogan Is "Win the War" and
their war-work session will probably
be the most vital convention which
they have ever held.- Several Ors
gon women are in attendance, among
whom are Mrs. Charles II. Castner,
of Hood River, president of the Ore
gon Federation and Mrs. Sadie Orr
Dunbar, Mrs. Esther Allen Jobes. a
member of the pioneer club circle,
Mrs. E. Holmes, Mrs. A. ShurtlifT. all
of Portland, and Mrs. Ada B. -Milll?
can of Prineville. . Laet fall Mrs.
Castnc'was entertainrd in Salem,
when a reception was held for her
at the home of Mrs. Zadoc RJggs.
A Salem woman. Mrs. R. M. Hofer.
who with her small sons, Robert and
Ernest, is passing the summer in
Oakland. Calif., as the guests of rel
atives has been assisting in much war
relief work there. California- is tak
ing care of two thousand homeless
Belgian babies, a large fund is being
for the Germans of Mont Kemmel.
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They are blasting them out, and
making It impossible to bring up re
inforcements. .
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And the British, forces in Meso
potamia and Palestine are dolnc a
little business -pushing on and driv
ing out the Turks.
Berlin says it will be sympathetic
with peace proposals the Pope is said
to be preparing for Sunday, May 19.
Kthought. ' The German general staff
knows Germany Is whipped.
Itohemlans Joining the Italian
troops. It may be unanimous against
Germany, pretty soon. No people
want to follow a forlorn hope.
Some of the amateur war garden
ers are falling back to "selected po
sitions' with the first appearance
of the wqpds.
Herbert Hoover says: "Buy'yonr
food with thought. That sounds
al right, but the man around the cor
ner demands the coin. Exchange.
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' Just as we expected; when the nv?
of horse meat becomea ' fashionabio
the price jumps from 9 to 15cenjs
a pound. We will soon Jx eating
gravel vwe understand there is an
unlimited supply of that. Los An
geles Times.
Secretary McAd' refused to ad
dress a party of prominent pomorrafa
in Albuquerque. N. M.. after he had
made his Liberty Loan speech in that
city. "A Democrat looks no better
in mc than a Republican, he said.
"I'm on this trip to sell Libertv
bonds, not to play polftlca."-: That
sort of talk H Ihe-very bt polHIrs
a man can play today but Mr. Mc
Adoo is abselved from any partisan
motives. A true patriot, regardless
nf party affiliations, cannot afforl
to take any other stand than that
taken by the secretary of the treasury.
raised at the theaters where special
programs are given and talented wo
men tf Oakland and its visitors are
assisting in taking up the collections
at the theaters. Mrs. . Hofer is con
tinuing, her vocal studies and Is tak
ing advanced work with Madame
Rene Crltlcos a Parisian grand op
era, singer. , .
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Mrs. Frank Dayton returned yes
terday to. her. home. in. Portland af
ter a several days visit at the C. B.
Clancey home, as a guest of the fam-
. . . ...
Mrs. If. II. Ollnger and Mrs. O. C.
Locke will accompany Mr. -and Mra.
W. D. Bennett to Portland today for
a few-days visit-- The iarty will
motor. . ,
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Mrs. Lawrence T. Harris went to
Portland yesterday where rbr passed
the day. Judge and Mrs. Harris, ac
companied by, Mr.' and Mrs. Milton
L. Meyers, motored, to Silverton on
Tuesday evening for a short visit.
Mrs. I R Edwards and little son.
Irwin, have, arrived from North Bend
and are the house guests of Mrs. Ed
wards' mother, Mrs. Irwin Griffith
on Court and Capitol streets.
. .... . ..."
Delegates of the Salem district of
home missions of the Methodist
church attended a convention In Mc-
Minnville yesterday, which Is also
continuing today. The group motor-
ed over and in the party were .Mrs.
Carl Gregg Doncy. Mrs. George IL
Aldeu, Mrs. A. E. Task er. Mrs. E. E.
Upmeyer and Mrs. A. A. UnderhllL ,
Little Daryl Myers, the son of Mr,
and Mrs. Frank Mrers. is ill at the'
Myers residence. Mr. Myers has als .
been confined to his home for srr
eral days.
Accompanied bv her son. Clarence "
Bishop, Mrs. C. P. Bishop Wt Pen
dleton last night for New York for.
an eastern tour. Mrs. Bishop start
ed from SaJcra on her long journey, :
Grandmother's, r e m e d 1 s com
pounded from ' the medicinal roots
and herbs of" the fields are now
found -upon tho. shelves of the mod
ern drug stores In attractive pack
ages and are .among the best sellers v
In prepared medicines. Prominent--
among them is that famous old root v
and herb remedy, Lydia E. Plak- .
ham's Vegetable ' Compound.', which
for three generations has been re
lieving the women of America from
the worst forms of female ills and Is
now considered the standard remedy
in its line.
British Leader Thanking French lor Help
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Junt as General Halg. commander of the British forces In France," was
getting Into his automobile for another part of hi line, he stoppHt a
moment to. thank several otMoers for the aid they had alvcn him. This
InrMent i an Indication of the -close co-operation of the French and
British officers on the western front.