The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, June 05, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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Americans Cooperate With
French Near Chateau Thier
ry at Critical Point of Ap
proach to Paris
Reports From Front Show
Hans Are Again Losing
Their Ygor and Push
PIC ARB Y, June f .American troops
cooperating with th French west or.
Chateau Thierry, noith or the Marne,
the nearest and most critical point
to Paris, reached by the enemy have
brilliantly checked the onrushing
Germans, beaten off repeated attacks
and inflicting severe losses, bue ad
ding to tbe glory of the American
history. .
The troops began to arrive on the
battle front on Saturday and partici
pated in the flghUng almost immed
iately. They not Sonly repulsed the
Germans at every point it which they
were engaged, but took prisoners,
without havfng aniy prisoners taken
In turn by the Germans.
The work of the American ma
chine gunner was particularly note
worthy. There was at least one In
stance where ah entire attacking
party was wiped out. -
There were instances or tne sui
fest of hand to bandJighting and in
this the Americans 'acquitted them
selves in a manner which won thej
greatest praise from their FtencbJ
The most determined attack against
the Americana occurred last night.
Preceded by a heavy bombardment,
the Germans came in wrfyes. They
penetrated the American trenches,
but were quickly " ejected, leaving
many dead. 1 - ,;- "
Two earlier attacks had the same
results. . 1 '
LONDON. June 4. (By Admiral
ty, per: Wireless " Press (Official)
The military correspondent of the
British wireless service wires:
"Between the rivers Aisne and
Marne while the fighting continues
all along the. line of operations may
almost be said to have ceased to be
a German advance and to hare sub
sided into fights for local positions.
Thus, while the enemy claims to have
taken Chaudun and the heights to
the west of Chateau Thierry the
French have re-taken the village of
Faverolles and the Mont de Choisy.
But except on a large scale on the
map the change In the Hoe is scarce
ly perceptible. " "
"On the rest of the hew ground
there .have been no changes except
for the operation by. wnlch the Brit
ish advanced their; line' locally at
Thillois, to the southwestof Rbeims.
The moment has evidently arrived
when the crown prince's army must
appreciate- that they alone can
achieve no decisive ' results and the
German high command must make
decisions of great moment.
"Meanwhile on the northern sector
i Continued on page 2)
Brandcgce, Kincaid &
Superintendent Moores of
Blind School Is Very III
E. T. Mooies, superintendent of
the stale school for the blind, is
critically ill in a hospital at Portland,
the state board of control was in
formed by Secretary R. II. Goodln
yesterday. Mr. Moores is suffering
from Bright's disease. At the board
meeting last month Superintendent
Moores -was given a leave of absence
of two weeks because of illness and
has not been able to return to Salem.
Take Steps to Modify
Freight Raising Order
WASHINGTON, June 4. Steps
looking to modification of the order
raising freight rates 23 per cent so
as to provide for retention of differ
entials and to remove provisions dis
criminating against certain business
interests or localities, were taken
today by the railroad administration.
Many changes may be made before
June 25 when the higher rates are
to become effective. They will not,
however, affect materially the
amount of the increase.
Many Come From Distance to
Take Up Academic and
Industrial Work
Thelma Orsen Wins Declama
tion Medal William John
son Star of Meet
Representlng Indian, tribes from
distant parts of the western hemis
phere, eight girls and one boy at the
Chemawa "training school will re
ceive H.iplomas when State School
Superintendent J. A. Churchill distributes-them
at the graduation ex
ercises, the crowning event of a luz
and interesting commencement "pro
Beginning last Sunday with bac
calaureate services conducted by Rev.
Henry J. Talbott, president of. Kim
ball colleg or Theology, the 500 or
so students have wound their way
through a varied week. The bac
calaureate program itself ; .'was n
elaborate one replete with musical
numbers. On Monday was the base
ball game between the shop and the
farmers teams, the latter winning.
This was followed by a band concert
at 6:4 and a declamation contest
in the evening. The medal for first
place was won by Tnelnla Orsen, an
Alaska girl of the seventh grade.
Louise De Macon of the same clasa
and Wade Minthorne, winner of last
year's medal, who Is In the ninth
grade, were given honorablo mentun.
One Girl I Nurse.
Those who will receive diploma
this year are Marie Shaishnikoff and
Agnes Swanson from the Prlbilotf
Islands near Alaska, Leona Johnson
of the Klamaths. Agnes Morals or
the Montana Flatheads, Myra Rautl,
a California Hop!, Mae Adams and
Catherine Reed from the Siletz coun-
(Continued on page 3)
Co Gothes
Strike of Western Union Em
ployes to Be Called Unless
Government Interferes
WASHINGTON. June 4. Only in
tervention by the federal government
can prevent a general strike of ope
rators employed by the Western
Union and Postal telegiaph com
panies. S. J. Konenkamp, president
of the telegraphers union, said to
night before leaving for Chicago. Up
on his arrival there he planned to
mail out the call for a walkout as a
result of the refusal of the West
ern Union company to submit to the
jurisdiction of the national war .labor
board, which sought to compose dif
ferences between the companies and
the men.
After two days spent here in dis
cuEsing the situation with adminis
tration officials, members of congress
and labor leaders, Mr. Koaenkamp
said he doubted even if the govern
ment should decided to intervene.
action could be taken In time tq pre
vent the men rrom going out. He
declined to estimate the number that
might be Involved. -
Secretary Wilson who discussed
the situation with the union presi
dent, is understood to have laid the
matter before the cabinet at its meet
ing today, but there was no indi
cation that further steps were plan
ned to prevent a strike.
Mr. Konenkamp said be had been
assured' by President Gompers of the
American Federation of Labor, of
his interest and sympathy and of
such assistance, as the federation
could; lend an affiliated union. Mr.
Gompers made no statement.
AMSTERDAM. June 4. "When I
see such horrors of war rendering
thousands of people homeless and
converting flourishing stretches of
the French country into hideous des
erts, the thought is forced upon me:
What suffering arui misery France
might have spared: herself and her
people if the peace offer of Decem
ber 12, 1916, had'not been so crim
inally rejected.' " said Emperor Wil
liam, while journeying through the
devastated Marne region, according
to Karl Rosner, the war correspon
dent of the Berlin Lokay Anieiger.
Dr. Roberts Arrested for
Relations With Miss Lusk
Roberts for the murder of" whoso
wire Grace Lusk was found guilty
on May 29 at Waukesha, was ar
rested tonight on charges of Illicit
relations Committed here with his
wife's slayer. He was brought to
WASHINGTON. June 4. On the
heels of the German submarine raids
In the North Atlantic, the shipping
board announced tonight that produc
tion of new vessqjs in May was the
greatest of any month in the history
of the nation, There were completed
and delivered to tUe shipping board
forty-four ships, totalling 263.571.
three times J(he output of January
and twice tht of February.
COPENHAGEN.. June 4. The
German military authorities at Buch
arest have arrested all the Rumanian
Socialist leaders, according to news
papers of that city which have just
arrived here.
The Acid Test
the real worth of clothes as to whether
of genuine or shoddy fabric, of thor- i
ongh or careless tailoring, of staple or
faddish fashion.
Our clothing business this Spring
has been very satisfactory even though
we have given Suits no special public
ity. There now remain just one hun
dred and fifty-four
BrandegeeJ Kincaid
Suits: ;
for men. Nearly all of these are con
servatively styled staple models for
the "staple" men left behind and we
feel that you will be pleasantJy surpris
ed to know that you can still get suits
that will "Stand the Test" at from
$15 to $25
Determined Effort Will Be
Made to Hoist C. E. Spence
From Chair Opposition
May Divide
Four Counties Turn Guns on
League and Question Is
Special Order Today
With the respective factions In
battle trim since vesterdav. two hit
Iter fights will take place behind
the closed doors of the State
Grange convention in Salem today.
One of these will be a determined
effort to hoist C. E. Spence out of
the master's seat which he hasoe-
cupied for eight years. The other
will be on four resolutions that were
introduced yesterday opposing any
affiliation of the Grange with the
Non-partisan league. , TJhe resolu
tions are slated as a special order
of business at 1:30 o'clock this af
ternoon. Election of officers will take place
at the session tonight. Officers will
be nominated from the floor at 11
o'clock today. Prediction was made
yesterday that Spence would be chos
en for another term, if the opposi
tion splits among several candidates,
while, on the other hand, prevailing
opinion is that J. J. Johnson of Port
land can defeat him if he has the
opposition to himself. An effort was
made last night to bring all the op
position to spence together, but it
did not succeed. At the Oregon City
convention four .years ago 8 pence
beat Johnson by two votes and the
two ran another close race at Grants
Pass two year ago. While W. IT
Lunger of Yamhill county and C. D
Hurd of Douglas county seemed al
most to have been droppedfrom con
sideration late yesterday; they were
still possible candidates, and the
came of I). D. Hoffman of La Grande
was mentioned quite prominently.
Should any other candidate enter the
field it seems likely that he will be
from among these three.
Pay Question Issue
The fight against Spence Is being
made mainly from two angles, his in
clination toward the Non-partisan
league and the fact, according to
some of t the opposition, that he
"makes his living off the job." A
meagre salary of $300 a year is paid
the master of the State Grange, but
while traveling on Grange business
he is allowed $4 a day and expenses
and the antl-Spence crowd' says he
travels all the time. It was declared
in the corridors of the state house
yesterday that Spence makes the po
sition of master pay him $3000
year, and it was said further that he
has never given any satisfactory- ac
count of his expenses. .
The question of salary for the state
master was made a special order of
business- for 9 o'clock this morning
and there seems to be a possibility
that the system of compensation may
1 changed.
Resolutions opposing affiliation
with the Non-partisan league were
introduced yesterday by the Granges
of Multnomah, Douglas, Coos and Co
lumbia counties and were referred to
the committee on resolutions. The
Denton county delegation sent up a
resolution demanding that the state
emergency board declare a deficiency
In the state lime board fund and pro
vide $0,000 for the completion and
operation of the plant. at Gold Hill
This was the question on which tb
emergency board failed to produce a
quorum a few days ago.
Would Control Price.
Another resolution Introduced yes
terday asks congress to pass legisla
tion controlling the price of wheat
substitutes, farm machinery and oth
er necessities. With the exception of
the four directed against the Non
partisan league, which are a special
order today, all resolutions will prob
ably be acted upon Thursday.
Although the preponderance of sen
timent among delegates seems to be
against the Non-partisan- league It is
said a warm fight will be waged
around the four resolutions.
Another fight may be pjrecipitated
in the election of a state lecturer.
Mrs. Winnie E. Bond of Eugene, ed
itor of the Grange Dulletnl. will en
deavor to retain the place. She may
be opiosed by Mrs. Gertrude Blan-
chard of Grants Pass. Mrs. Ulan
chard is said to be strongly in sym
pathy with the Non-partisan league
Entertained by Club.
The banquet and reception arrang
e din honor of the visitors by tho
Commercial club was. in the matter
of scope at least, one of the biggest
things socially the club has ever
done. The floor of the armory was
inractically covered by the tables.
plate being laid for about S00 peo
ple, which Included the grange, vis
itors, citizens and a large group of
th nor scouts. The tables were
tastefully decorated with flower
Love Scenes Not Good For
Feeble-Minded Inmates
Love scenes and films of nromls-
cuos dancing will not do for the in
mates or the state institute or the
feeble-minded. Superintendent J. N.
Smith told the state board of control
yesterday. The question was brought
before the board in a letter from Rev.
J. A. Speer of Portland criticising
the moving pictures that are used
on the ciicuit of the state institu
Objection is made to the pictures
only because of their effect upon the
leeDie-minded. For the entertain
ment of Inmates of all of the other
institutions, the pictures are said to
be first-class. At present it is not
possioie ior me noara to arrange
for a different set of films for the
feeble-minded institution and no ac
tion was taken.
WXSniNGTON. June 4. Gradu
ated taxes on newspapers and period
icals based on the subscription price
and circulation was proposed in a
bill Introduced today by Represents
nve jonnson or wasnington. as a
substitute for the postal zone rate
Highway Commission Is Call
ed Incompetent by Master
of State Grange
Need of System for Co-Opera
tive Selling Is Pointed
Out .
C E. Spence, master of the Oregon
Grange, In his annual address before
the state convention here yesterday
afternoon, advocated a policy of road
Improvement, but arraigned unmer
cifully the state highway commission,
which, he declared, is composed of
a timber baron, a banker and a poli
tician. He cited the road bonding
measure and the appointment of the
highway commission among a num
ber of instances in which he declar
ed that the tourists had scored over
the farmers.
State Master Spence dwelt on the
subect of profiteering and commend
ed in strong terms United States
Senator McXary because he toted for
a tax as high as 0 per cent on war
profits. Spence asserted that all war
profits should be taken by the gov
ernment. Another prod was taken at tourist
legislation by Mr. Spence when he de
clared that part of the $45,000 ap
propriated by the legislature to ad
vertise the state for tourists should
be transferred to the lime board for
the completion and operation of Its
Unceasing effort to bring about a
system of co-operative selling was
urged by the speaker and with more
sarcastic flings at the highway com
mission for selling bonds below par
he spoke for a revivifying of rural
credits. -
"With the coming of good roads
and the automobile." he said the so
cial and educational part of our prob
lem wjir be largely solved if the
roads are built so as to connect the
farming communities with the mar
keting and shipping points, while
on the other hand if the craze for
scenic highways and pleasure boul
fards continue to absorb our avail
able funds, the agricultural condi
tions will only be aggravated."
Referring again to good roads, Mr,
Spence said:
"During the road bond-campaign
the farmer was told that it was all
in his interest and it would get him
out of the mud, but when it came to
the appointment of a highway com-
mission, there was no farmer In the
state who could bo trusted .with the
expenditure of the highwaV funds.
A timoer naron, a oanner, ana-a
ttician were given the Job. Again
the tourists Interest scored over the
'Practically every condition pre
dicted by those opposed to the bonds
are assured at this date.
"War conditions have caused
scarcity of labor and paving costs are
higher than predicted. The patented
paving has been favored almost ex
clusively and toe price is mgn
enough to Include royalty and profit.
"A second hand paving plant was
nnrrhased at a good price last fall
but J yet has not been used by the
hishwar commission.
"The good roads movement has
suffered beyond estimation from the
inenmnetenrv and extravagance of
the commission."
N'ext to the war. Mr. Spence e
Dressed the opinion that the market
Ing problem overshadows all others.
He said:
"It Is my opinion that a proper
solution of It will do more to pro
mote the reneral welfare, establish
Jutlce and create a united, content
Continued pa pag 2).
Edwin R. Baird, Jr. Fonnd in
land Coast After Having Be en Bombed U. S. Destroyer
Interrupts Enemy Attack on French Steamer Radioleme
Signals Arranged for Towns Along Shore Lights
Will Be Dimmed at Night Air Squadrons Prepare for
I WASHINGTON, June 4- A destroj er rrrorted to the nary de
partment tonight that she interrupted an enemy submarine attack
on the French steamer Radioleine, 65 miles off the Maryland coast
at 9:30 o'clock this morning and had found the American schooner
Edward R. Baird, Jr., in a sinking condition after having been
LEWES, DEL., June 4. Firing was heard off the Delaware
capes tonight but the cause of it could not be learned.
i The tanker Herlert L. Pratt, sunk yesterday by a submarine,
was hauled 'off the lar on Which she settled yesterday and was
towed to the Delaware breakwater stern first, arriving tonight.
Her crew went aboard the vessel and it is said an attempt will be
made to take her to Philadelphia. Most of her cargo is still intact.
. ' .
Former Vice-Preiiflent Sac
combs to Long Illness at
Home in Indianapolis .
Charles Warren Fairbanks, former
vice-president or the United States
and former United States senator
from Indiana, died at his home here
at 8:5Scloek tonight. Death was
due to intestltlal nephritis, which had
been a chronic ailment with him bat
not regarded as particular serious
until recently. All members of the
former vice-president's family, ex
cept Major Richard Fairbanks, who
is ia France, were at his bedside.
The deceased was vice president
of the United States during the sec
ond Roosevelt administration and la
19 IS he was again the Republican
nominee for the same place, on the
ticket with Charles E. Hughes. He
was discussed more or less as a Pres
idential possibility ia connection with
each or the last four Republican
national conventions.
Native Of Ohio
Mr. Fairbanks was a native of
Ohio, but had made his home in
ndianapolis since 1874. shortly af
ter his marriage, to Miss Cornelia
Cole, daughter of Judge P. B. Cole
or Marysville. O.
Union county, Ohio, was Mr. fair
banks' birthplace, and the date was
May 11, 1S52. Youth and early man
hood were passed by the fntore viee
(Con tinned On page S)
Salem Merchants 'Accede to Demands of People In all Parts
of Marion and Polk Counties and Decide Upon Date for Biggest
Merchandising event of the year. -... . . -
Kitnrriav Jun IS is th date of
Salem's Second Annual Bargain p.y.
That It will be the biggest merchan
dising event ever held in Salem Is
foregone conclusion. necever
nearlv fortv of the leading merch
ants of a community like Salem band
themselves together for the accomp
lishment of a definite object It is
safe to predict that their object will
be attained.
Last year's Bargain Day was a
pronounced success: but thU year's
event promises to leave even it In the
shade. More merchants have join
ed the list of bargain day stores and
there will be a friendly rivalry be
tween them as to who can offer the
greatest Inducements to the buying
public. The decision to hold this
second Annus! Bargain Day ta in re-
rponse to requests and demands from
residents in various parts oc Marion
and Polk counties from people who
participated In the bargains offered
a year ago and who apprectaiea
wonderful money savings they secur
ed by buying on that occasion.
In speaking of Salem's first An
nual Bargain Day. the following Quo
tations from some of Salem's leading
merchants will demonstrate what
they thoaght of the event:'
"It was a wonderful success a
success to the merchant who sold
so largely and to the buyer purchas
ing so economically. " 1 have believed
from the first that It would be a
success bat It has by far surpassed
my expectations sail Will lata Mo
Sinking Condition Off Mary
NEW YORK. Jane 4. The toll of
dead and missing from the raid of
German submarines against shipping '
off the American coast apparently
stood rtnlght at SS. all from the
steamship Carolina or the New York
and Porto Rico line. ,
Sixteen or this number are known
to have perished when one or the
ships boats capsized la a storm Sun
day night alter the vessel had bees
sunk. The fate of the others is cot
known, but ft Is hoped they have
been picked op by a passing ship
and will ;yet reach shore safely.
Officials or the company have
placed the- number of passengers
aboard the Carolina when she was st
uck ed 125 miles off Sandy Hook.
at 220 and the crew at 120, making
350 in alk . .
Captain Barbour of the Carolina
reported te the company today that
he wan on board the schooner Eva B.
Douglas with 15 passengers and 94
of the crew. The schooner Is being
towed to this port by a tug and Is ex
pected to arrive tomorrow morning.
Boat Are Arriving. ,
A boat containing 28 survivors. 21
passengers and seven of the crew,
arrived at Atlantic City this after
noon. Another lifeboat with" ten passen
gers and nine members of the crew
arrived at Lewes, DeL, with the re
port that IS of the 35 who had
started from the ship had lost their
lives in the storm Sunday night.
If the company's figures as to the
number aboard the Ill-starred liner
are correct, this leaves 42 nnsccouat
ed for. That number might have
been crowded Into one lifeboat. ' The
only possible clue to their fate was
fosnd In the fact that an empty boat,
marked with name of the Carolina,
was picked op at sea by a British
Continued on page 3)
I Gilchrist of the Imperial Fnnltnre
company .
Barnes Cash store-, . -I never believed
newspaper publicity had such pull
ing power. Yon can Just double my
subscription to the Bargain JJay puo
liclty fund.-
lt's opened my eyes as la what .
concerted effort of the merchant
backed by strong newf paper pnbllcity
can accomplish." said Chan nee y
Bishop of the Salem Woolen. Mills
-BHrgest day I ever had," said O.
E. Price of the Price Sho company.
"AH records broken In this store.
was the comment of P. K. Fnllerton.
Mr. Kafcrury was strong In his
praise of the event. "I had mafhy
extras salespeople but will have to
apologise for not being able to serve
all the people that crowded my
store. t
The local manager of T. W. Wool-
worth company sure! wore 'that
Bargain Day Smile when interviewed.
He said: This Is the klndrof an
event that will make Salem a. real
live town. It'll let people Fnow Sa
lem Is on the map.. I never say so
many out of town people In my store.
It's been Jammed all day Ion,-."
W. S. KUU exclaimed and tie
(Continued on pag S)
Fair; wotso warm northwest por
tion; moderate wetter! vlaia.
Continued, ga page S).