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Prof. J. M. Matthews! Will
. Probe Oregon Department3
for Consolidation Commis
I HEARINGS PLANNED
FOR SUMMER MONTHS
State Officials to Be Summon
ed and Questioned Ses
Office roms have been assigned to
Prof. J. M. "Matthews of Illinois on
the second floor of the state capitol
building and Monday he will begin
"his work of probing into the sev
eral departments of state government
to assist the consolidation commis
sion in working ont a plan of merg
ing boards and co miss ions. Prof.
Matthews will be paid $200 a month
and expenses and will be employed
on the work about two months, lie
will have stenographers 'and an as
sistant. Who the assistant will be
has not been decided.
As a basis for his work Professor
Matthews will use the tentative plan
for a gubernatorial cabinet form of
commission's meeting in Salem last
April and which was slightly mod-
uiea ai a meeting in roniina on
May 10. i
Officers to Co-mperate
State DfflciaCs and (department
heads have volunteered to co-operate
with Professor Matthews and the
commission in any way and have ex
pressed a wilingness to furnish any
data their departments have at hand.
A aeries of hearings is to he con
ducted in Salem, and at some of
these state officials will be sum
- moned before the commission to an
swer -questions ' put by the members
- or tne commission or oy me expert
employed. . Another set of hearings
will be conducted with the commislon
meeting in different parts of the
state at various times. - The plan of
action was decided upon at a meet
ing of the consolidation eomission
yesterday. This system of opera
tion warned In Illinois where Pro
, fessor Matthews assisted in working
out the scheme of government now
existing in that state.
, Professor Matthews favors thor
ough newspaper publicity of the pro
ceedings and deliberations of the
commission and in this agrees with
Herman Von Rorstel. secretary of the
commislon and member of the execu
tive comfttee. who clashed with
Chairman Johnson on that subject at
the April meeting.
1 Prtland Men Have Plan
- At yesterday's session Mr. Von
Rorstel and Charles Rudeen. the two
Portland members, submitted a rec
ommendation for the merging of
boards a1 comiss'ons having to do
with subject o? labor. The recom
mendation insists upon a. combina
tion of board of child labor and the
Industrial welfare commission with
the state bureau of labor, and urge
that t least one woman be an in
spector, under the labor bureau.
They would have an industrial board
to be composed of at least three
persons, one an employer, another an
actual wage earner, and one woman,
with toe labor comissioner and the
governor exoffleio members. Public
hearings once a month are advocated.
In offering itheir recommendation
Von Porstel and Rudeen say they are
inclined to f aVor a merger of the in
- dustrial acldent eomission with the
Jabor bureau? but first want m re-
port or tne actual worsing uiciuw"
of each before making a recommen
dation of that kind. They point out
however, that they are not In favor
of sacrificing efficiency for economy
and that only on the basis of effic
iency and economy will they favor
a consolidation of commisions. In
conclusion the recommendation de
clares that as soon as the federal
government has released its hold on
Industries a state board of arbitra
tion and conciliation wil be. necessary
'and that the state will "be obliged to
create ! a free employment office,
"while the1 bureau will have lb super
vise private employment offices.)
r , " Efficiency is First
"If the dormant principle Is
adopted in time,"says the recomenda-
tion, 'much money can be saved."
The commislon yesterday agreed
with Professor Matthews that a busi
ness manager for the higher state
educational institutions would be an
ffectlve method ol dealing with
educational problems Involving the
expenditure of money.
llROP FOOTBALL SCHEDULE.
UNCGLNV Neb.. June 14. Foot
1 tames tentatively scheduled with
inver university and Washington
college have been dropped by
State Fair Board Cannot
Borrow Money for Stadium
The state fair board cannot bor
row money from banks with which
to pay for construction of the sec
ond unit of the new coliseum at the
state fair grounds. Assistant Atttor
ney General Yin win via hnu. .
opinion rendered at the request of
o.rary a. tt. uee of the lair board.
Sources from which the board would
expect to pay back the money would
be proceeds of the at&te fair ni tv
propriation of the legislature, but the
lair wouia not yield aa amount
sufficient to pay the debt and to
procure an aLDmnrUtinn tm w
legislature It would h. rwumm f.
the emergency board to allow a de-
iirut j Aypruy rial ion.
CLASS I WEEK
IS THIS MONTH
Corrections in Draft Classifi
cations to Be Made Over
PORTLAND. Or.. June 14. A
"Class 1 Week" is to be held some
time this month by every local draft
board In Oregon, under instructions
received from the war- department
and communicated to local boards by
Captain John E. Cullison. officer in
charge or the draft, in the office of
the adjutant general.
The purpose of "Class I Week" Is
to correct any errors in classification
that may have been made previously.
In correcting these errors.5 many reg
istrants previously placed In lower
classification will be transferred to
At the same time, the re-classification
will work both ways. Where
the evidence Justifies, local boards
will reopen the cases of men wrong
rnllr placed in Class 1 and place
them In lower classifications, as the
Government appeal agents and
members of legal advisory boards
have been directed Immediately to
make a careful examination of all
questionnaires and records In all
cases, in which they are satisfied
that re-classif icatlon should be made.
I"'naw"'ii of registrants are now in
Class IV, the war department be
lieves, who should be In Class II or
Class I. Appeal agents are Instruct
ed to appeal every case where the
re-classification ia not convincingly
. "Local boards, government appeal
agents and members of legal advla
ory boards." Captain CulUson'a In
structions advise, "are requested to
direct special Attention to the follow
ing classes of cases: CIass2, A and
B; Class 3. A. B. and C: Class 4. A."
For the benefit of all these defi
nitions are ' given: Class II-A:
Married man with children or father
of motherless children where wife
and children are not mainly depend
ent on him for support; II-B: Mar
ried man without! children whose
wife is capable of supporting herself;
III- A: Man with dependent children
(not his owrf) but toward whom he
stands in relation of parent; 1II-B:
Man with dependent, aged or InHrm
parents; III-C: Man with depend
ent helpless brothers or sisters;
IV- A: Man whose wife or children
are mainly dependent on his labor
for support. i
New standards of physical exam
ination are being Issued by the pro
vost marshal generaL! These will,
it Is believed, not merely add to tne
number or men eligible for military
service but will largely Increase the
roster of those held for limited or
special service. .
Exemption of Those Before
War from Taxe8 Advo
cated by L L Howe.
WASHINGTON. June 14. Ex
mntinn of ore-war profits from
special taxation and Installment plan
payment of war profit taxes were aa-
vocated by E. L. Howe or xsew tor.
irT of the National Retail Dry
Goods association at today's revenue
bill hearing before the house ways
and means committee.
Frederick C. Durant or Philadel
phia, a retired sugar refiner, urged
the eomtttee to put a consumption
tax of one per cent or more on gross
sales of every kino, in aaaiuon i
ii Viai- tiYOK He estimated that
two billion dollars would be brought
in by such levy, ,
Rnresentatlve Crisp of Georgia, a
member of ten committee, gave no
tice today that he woum mase a iicui
.11 fwi and state officials, ex
cept the presodent and members of
. t A 1 1
the supreme cou.n, suojeci w
visions of the new tax law.
BAKER TO SPEAK IX CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, June 14. Secretary of
War Newton D. Baker will corneio
Chicago to deliver an address on July
ncA here today. The
war secretary was Invited here on
behalf of many civic ana puouc -
Saturday fair; sentle westerly
Hermo genes Carbon ell Deliv
ers Address at High School
Graduating Exercises Is
LARGEST CLASS IS
Many Will Continue Their
Education Dr. Dubach
Makes Patriotic Speech
When 147 students of Salem Jilgh
last night passed across the large
temporary stage erected in the
armory and received their diplomas
from H. O. White, chairman at the
school board the school sent forth
largest graduating class In Us his-
Dr.- U. G. Dubach. nrofeaaar of
government and law at Oregon Ag
ricultural college delivered the com
mencement address. Several of the
graduates also contributed numbers
to the program. Under a plan recent
ly aaoptea at the school the pupils
and teachers mav each aelt a -in
dent to take Dart In the exercises and
a third is picked for having the
nignesi general scholarship. This
place of honor fell to Hermogenea
Carbonell. a Philippine boy who
spoke of The mission or the Phili
ppine youth." paying a tribute to
the American flag and the United
States to which he said liftl credit
should be given for the progress
made In the Islands the past few
years. His speech was a message
or gratitude from the school buys
of his native land. !
Polnta Out Sntrtr
forward taUt on 'The golden rule
forward talk on "the' roldan ml a
among the nations' nointed ont th
spirit of international fellowship
counures nave shown toward each
other in great disasters. "We are
fichtlnc for the roldn ml tnr
Christianity. he said. "We saw this
principle utsregared by another na
tion and so we are In the vir TvnV
where we will, we see our golden
rule trampled in the ground as a
scrap of paper. This war had to
come. Let us be glad It came when
we are lhrinr and ran firht and mat
sacrifices to preserve the principles
we hold dear."
Dr. Dubaeh'a addreaa wti 1a
along the same lines. "That spirit
for which our nation stands must
prevail. he said. "Our nation rep
resents the -idea, 'live and lt !!
The "Central powers stand for 'might
makes right. i
"If we could eet our nattnn nn
hundred million strong to work to
gether no power on earth could stop
us. But the Problem we fare la that
of too many nationalities and too
iiuie unuerstanding or the American
language. - Anybody who don't want
to become an American oueht to
Refers To Lincoln
In elosinr Dr. Dubach reminded
the class of Lincoln's Gettvahur- ad.
dress, referring particularly to the
quoiauon, "let not tne sacrifice or
these prave men have been In vain."
and applrinr it to the ttresent war
Among them musical numbers for.
ing part or the program were two
songs bv Acnes Halsell. who mt with
a welcome reception. Ruth Bedford
contributed a piano solo and . the
high school chorus sang the open
ing: selection and a si Ha r horn a the
closing one. Alter aTI ot the class
had received their diplomas they fil
ed off the platform to the rear of
the room to receive the congratula
tions of their friends.
The hall waa attractive!- dforat.
ed ia purple and orange streamers
and baskets of batchellor'a buttons.
The airls Of the rlaaa wm all tn
white with corsage bouquets of mixed
Eight Roys Absent.
Out of the 147 students 104 have
declared their Intention of continu
ing their education In higher schools.
Eirht of the bovs were not nreaent
last night on account of having left
school early In older to work rn Co-
iumoia river canneriaes tor tne sum
mer. Those in the class are:
Lavinia Julia Anderson. Cecilio
Carbonell Areola. Mary Either Ball-
r. Uarv Uadr Rail, ttol Jnu.
phlne Bailey, Catherine Barhyte.
Ralph Waldo Barnes. Gladys Irene
Bartholomew, Alva Raymond Barton.
Lois liable Bart ruff. Sarah Ruth
Bartruff. Sarah Ruth Bedford. Ar
mln Edward Berger. Ethel Beatrice
Bollier. Carl Vivian Booth. Bertha
Barbara Bouck. Carrie Lily Bouck.
Lola Celestla Brace. Clara Agnes
Breitenstein. Valeria Lucile Biggs.
Marjorie Wlllard Brown, Arthur
Marquis Buell. Wolcott Emmett
Buren. Wyndham Robertson Buren,
Ruth Bursch. Henry Butte, Hermo
genes Barbra Carbonell. Simon. Min
ds ros Carbonell, Wallace- Preston
Carson. Ruth Lenore Cooley. Miller
Ellphalet Cooper. Claude , Harold
Darby. Clifford Oliver Dane Paul
(Continued on pate 2),
m . ;
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Four Fatal Accidents
Are Reported for Week
Out of S74 accidents reported to
the state Industrial accident commis
sion for the week ending Jane 13.
four were fatal, the weekly state
ment of the commission issued yes
terday shows. The fatalities were:
C. R. Mason. Portland, shipbuild
ing; A. Lybeck. Kerry, railroading:
E. Birnshoner. Portland, shipbuild
ing; J. E. Cannon. Baker, employed
by light and power company.
Of the total number of accidents
reported S21 were subject to the pro
visions of the compensation act. 43
were from firms and corporations
that have rejected the act and 10
were from public utility corporations
not subject to the act.
Four-Legged Chicken h
Born on Aumtville Farm
Ves, some chickens are Quadru
peds at least one is. On the ranch
of II. W. McNeil near Aumsvllle
Thursday a cVIck crossed between a
Rhode Island Red and a Partridge
Wyandotte. , waa matched. ' The
two front pair- are in regular shape
while the rear are reversed. Mrs.
Mrs. McNeil, superintendent 'of the
farm, was In Salem yesterday ex
hibiting the curiosity. Mr. McNeil
Is editor of the Aumsvllle Record.
TIP SYSTEM IS
BY GQVERI ,IENT
R. A. Harris Has Adventure
with Porter and Conduc
tor on Diner.
BETTER METHOD ON WAY
Writer Believes Living Wage
Should Take Place oi
Tips. to Employes.
1 By R. A. HARRIS.
ON WAY TO NEW YORK. June
10. Government regulation of rail
roads has not yet reached the tip
ping system. I learned this rather
abruptly this morning when reaching
for my change In the Northern
Pacific diner.1 which change the
waiter handed . me In a great tray
with a polite 'I thank yoa."
'No. I don't "thank you. tt ain't
worth thankin for." he. bawled out
when he saw the change was not
coming his way.
My mind was real active for a mo
ment. I called myself a tightwad.
but knowing no lasult I offered my
self would be violently reseated. I
stood my ground and went to my
seat. .But there I called myself
coward and thinking this was a time
to overcome cowardice I soon started
again for the dining car. The con
ductor's name was printed In large
letters on a card above the door.
1 met him In the middle of the car
and asked him If the company sought
the patronage of the traveling pub
lic for its dining car service, to
which be replied that It did. I then
explained that I had taken a long
course in a school that opposed the
tipping system on the ground that
the employing company should pay
Its men so they would not need to
humiliate themselves by taking tips.
I bad been inslted. I told him. be
cause I did not tip his waiter, and
while I was sorry for the waiter I
acted from convictions I could not
He was so polite and so truly con
cerned I decided not to gtve his
name or designate his ear He said
he knew the waiter and would cer
tainly report the matter. He agreed
at once with the argument that living
wales should take the place or tips
aid In turn I told him frankly that I
knew the system and felt only sym
pathy for the waiter. ,
Now. ot course, he will not report
the matter until he sees whether I
report him. in which event he would
do the best he could Before a com
pany that tolerates tipping little will
be said to the employe who is delin
quent, provided the matter Is not
allowed actually to menace the din
ing car patronage, that being the
only consideration upon which It
would ever again be thought of.
Until called on the carpet, handed
a cigarette and told to caution the
waiters to go a little easier on
tightwads, he will probably pass the
matter up by hailing this particular
waiter somewhat as follows:
! "Jim. you went a little strong on
that nut In the light auit this morn
ing and he's sore, about It: yon know
him; he'a going clear to Billings."
Such is the system, but I wonder
if there was a touch of government
regulation la the attitude ot extreme
deference and solicitude on the part
of the conductor.
Of course we hold nothing against
him or the waiter. Cod knows they
both detest such business and will
rejoice with the rest or us when
government regulation or some other
Influence shall stamp It out,
Drastic Amendments to Draft
Regulations Announced by
General Crowder Late Last
FOR CHILDREN LIMITED
Board Must Reclassify Where
Youths Were Recent
WASHINGTON. June 14. Mar
riage since the enactment of the ae
leetive draft law no longer will be
accepted as cause for exemption from
military service, except la the cases
of men who have become of age since
June 5, 1TJ17, who may be exempted
if they married before January 15,
1918. the date on which the Joint
resolution requiring their reigstra-
tion was Introduced In congress.
Drastic amendments to the draft
regulations were announced tonight
by Provost Marshal General Crowder
under which local boards are re
quired to re-classify all cases Involv
ing such marriages, dependency
claims on account of children of surh
marriages will be allowed where the
children are born or unborn .before
June 9. 1918.
Following Is an order sent to all
state draft executives.
'Please promulgate at once to
local boards the following Important
amendment to the selective service
" Rule S. section 72. S. S. B. Is
amended to read as follows:
"Rule S A. the fact of dependency
resulting from the marriage ot a reg
istrant who has become 21 years of
age since June 5. 1917. aid who
has married since the date ef the
Introduction of the joint resolution
In congress requiring his registration,
to wit. January 151918. will be dis
regarded aa a ground for deferred
"B If a registrant who has attain
ed the age of 21 since June 5, 1917,
and who has contracted marriage
subsequent to the date of the en
actment of the selective service law
to wit. May 18, 1917. but on or
prior to January 15, 1918. claims
deferred classification on the ground
of dependency resulting from his
marriage, the fact of dependency re
sulting from his marriage will be
disregarded as a ground for deferred
classification, ualess the dependent
la a child of the marriage, bern or
unborn on or prior to June 9. 1912.
in which case such registrant upon
satisfactory proof being made shall
be casslfied In Class 2.
C If a registrant, other than one
who has attained the age ot 21 years j
since June 5. 1917. who has contract-!
ed marriage since May 18. 1917.
claims deferred classification on the
ground of dependency reeultlag from
his marriage, the" fact of dependency
resulting from his marriage will be
disregarded as a ground for deferred
classification, unless the dependent
Is a child of the marriage, born or
unborn on or before June 9. 1918.,
in which case a registrant upon sat
isfactory proof being made shall be
placed ia Class 2.
D Nothing contained In this
amendment to Rule 5 shall be con
strued as requiring the transfer to
Class 2 of any registra.- ro has
been finally classified in Class 1 on
the affirmative fiadlnr that his soar
riage since May If. "?. can made
with the primary view of evading
'Instruct all local boards forth
with to classify all cases involving
marriage since May 18. 1917. In ac
cordance with the above.
FIGHTS ALL DAY
Author Races with Hun Raid
er Keemun Has Narrow
Escape off Yirfinia.
AN ATLANTIC PORT. June 14.
A story of an all-day right yesterday
with a German submarine' oft the
Virginia coast was brought here to
day by Captain George Aitkin of the
British steamship Author. He said
the raider gave up the chase seventy
miles from the Virginia capes, ap
parently fearing' to brave the coast
Castaia Altkfh. whose ship la one
of the few armed craft to be attacked
by the U-boats since they came to
American waters, said the German
showed no disposition to come with
in the range of the guns of his
armed guard of British bluejackets,
though he trailed him at long range
for twelve hours. Many: shots were
fired without effect. -
Steamship Safely In
The British steamship Keemua. at-
(Con tinned on Pace J)
i ' i - i ,
Firelighters Called off
Through Agents of LW.W.
CHICAGO. June H. While a for
est fire that broke out near Biyna.
Washington. July. 11. 1917. raged
and spread to the government forest
reserve, which Included fir trees for
ship and airplane construction. I. W.
W. agents succeeded in calling away
eighty of the 140 firefighters, ac
cording to witnesses todsy before
Federal Judge Landls la the trial ot
11 I. W. W. members.
The men who remained to fight
the rire were loyal citltena. accord-tag
to Dayton, Beverldge. who waa la
charge ot the firefighters.
George II. Webb, manager of n
lumber company operating in that
district said he pleaded la vain with
I. W. W. agents not to call oat their
men because he hoped to save the
County Republican Organiza
tion to Place Men in Im
The Marion . County Republican
central committee will meet, at the
eourt bouse today for the eiecetioa
of officers. These will be chairman.
secretary, state committeeman and
coagreaalonal committeeman. The
members of the central committee.
all or whom are expected to be pres
ent -today are:
Aumsvllle. IL C Porter; Aurora.
Louis Webert; Breitenbush, James
Moore; BuUevOe. . A. M. Cone;
Chemawa. P. C Evans: Croisan. Ev-
art Drake; Donald; G. A. Cone; Elk-
Horn. Ed SJach; Englewood. George
Swegle; Fairfield. J. W. Fahey; Fair
Grounds. George Weeks. E. Cervaia.
G. J. Moisaa; W. Gervals. Joseph
Rumens; Horeb. Ruby Horner; How
ell Central. G rover Simmons; How
ell. North. H. M. Cor ale; Hubbard
East. W. T. Grimm; Hubbard West,
J. L. Calvert; Jefferson.- J IL Ro
land; Liberty. S. A. Mlse: Macleay.
T. B. Pat ton; Marion. S. H. Russell ;
MeKee. Stephen Bowman; Mthaaa,
E. O., Slegmund; Mill City. D. B.
Hill; Monitor. J. T. Rous; ML An
gel. East. J..T. Bowman; ML Angel
WesL Joseph Keber; Prlngle. T. L
Davidson Quiaaby. F. M. Lick;
Riverview, J. B. Parker; Roeedale.
W. E. Way; Salem No. X. Al VeaUh;
Salem No. 2. P. H. Raymond; ftalea
No. J, w. J. Culver ; Salem No. .
J. W. Gamble: Salem No. 5. A. W.
Lawrence; Salem No. C. L. 8. Row
land: Salem No. 7. HalUe Dee; Salem
No. 8; G. F. Unruh; Salem No. 9.
George G. Brown; Salem No. 19.
George G. Brown; Salem No. 11. P.
H. Raymond; Salem No. 12. A. O.
Magers; Salem No. 14, Dr. E. E.
Fisher; Salem No. 15 Dr. E. E.
Fisher; Salem No. II. W. L. Toese;
Salem No. 17. Max Page; Salem No.
18. N. D. Elliott; Salem. East. E. E.
Matten; Salem Heights. 8. O. Culver.
St. Paul. Charles Mullen; Scollard. F.
. iroctor; seotta mils, c D. Hart
man; Shaw, G. I. Putnam: Sidney.
F. B. Simpson: Silver Falls. Mrs.
Jessie Hult; Sllrerton North. A. F.
Hooart: Silvertoa South. L. B. Hah
erly; Sllverton East, IL E. Browne;
Silverton WesL M. J. Van Valken
berg; Suyton. Arthur Mack; Staytoa
East W. H. Hobsoa; Starton West.
Leonard Walker; Sublimity. C. p.
Darst; Tuner. H. R. Peetx; Victor
PolnL II. E. King; Waeonda, Ray
Patterson: Wood burn East. J. J.
Hall; Woodburn WesL E. P. Keren m.
FLAG PROGRAM '
GIVEN BY ELKS
More TLaa Ordinary Patriot
ic Spirit Is Infused into
The Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks Is a patriotic organi
sation. And never waa this made
more plain to the, public than la the
annua Flag day exercises of Salem
Elks In Willson park last night.
Construction of the Liberty bell of
floral pieces, a part of the Elks flag
rlteal. Is distlnctlr unique, and this
was perfectly performed by Esq sire
A. L. Wallace. Esteemed Leading
Knight A. K .Huckestein. Esteemed
Loyal Knight Joseph Beupamla and
Esteemed Lrcttirtng Knight A. L
Downing. Harry Weaderoth. as ex
alted ruler of the Salem lodge, pre'
sided at the program.
The program 'waa Interspersed
wiUi music by the Salem band, led
by Oscar Steelhammer. ana two pa
triotic songs were sung by MIm Ada
Miller, the second In response to an
John IL Carton gave the hUtory
of the American flag, cleverly tarn
lag the record or dates marking the
Hag's evolution Into aa entertaining
Bert W. Mary give the Elks tri
bnte tn the flag. While this part of
ithe annual program Is ordinarily
from the Ritual. Mr. Macy dtt4
elon n en tj passages to apply the ad
drees to war times.
The annual patriotic address was
delivered by Walter L Toote. who
in!srf-d no words In expressing him
self about German propagsnda. and
la behalf of the order of Elks he de
cUred its loyalty, which ae Illustrat
ed by citing the numereua ways Is
(Coatinaed oa page I)
Present Lull Looked npbn ;
Fore-Runner of Uevr l:
More Violent Attic!: c
WEST FRONT TROO:
Obsenrers Tbink Successes c
German Attack Dtptziz
WASHINGTON. Jsae 14-Ti
present lall on the battle frost 1
France only presages n new as
'ont storm or atUck ca U
aiUedllnea, In military opinion her
The Impression U rapidly strsart
eain thta the stage Is almost set t;
renewal of the German ma J a tr-
at the British army arouad AtaJ:
with the channel coast aa the oh' -
Belief has trr . ',
the majority of officers here li.:-
era! staff has been fram th. r-..
cut the silled armies apart by n drir
that would carry thesa to the ctar
ael; that arrived at that goal, task
ed attacks would be hurled agalt
the northern nectar tar t r-.r .
of destroying the British artr y.
wnue n strong defense waa maintain
ed araJait tn Frnh i tv.
The thrusts at Parla have been lool-
a upon as well planned and execct
ed fronU designed to weaken tit
Amlenn front befor the rtut a- -
should be made them.
By ae other theorv ran Him. - .
server explain sequence of Germn
operations In the great battle; ar. '
oa no other basis, they say. can tt
campaign or the defease waged tr
uenerei r oca understood . .
Expect Other Atteeopcs.
Some ebeervere fealffrr e.4i
fort are to be expected to rutted
out the Compeigne salient complete
ly before the main attack U nuct L
If so they argue that the next nr
Or aetiVltT Will Mffll linn m V -
of the Complegne aalient, where tt
tia-juBg aaa jast paused- znome a -Urily.
Other observer are
vtneed. however, thai th. aitamt',
not only permits, but demands t!t
the eaemya main attack a
without deUy. as American aid !
coming- rorwara mora swiftly ttti
ioe uermaas poeaiDiy could havs -tlmated
would be the case.
Official announcements show ti
apsroxlmatelT half a mtitiaa a..'
can soldiers hare landed la svr-
since the German drive began. Oc
element of General Pershing! oot!.
lorvra, ov direction or General roch.
guards the wsy at the apex or ti
whole German wedce mr Unr.!.
Cantlrny. racentlv reeietnreA rmn
the Germans by these force, is very
coae io tne point or maximum pene
tration achieved by the enemy t?
nearly, three months ot dmrr'
Secretary Baker's re-affli-matla
yesterday ef American eoafldanre la
General Foch waa made with fa:i
wieage. for Mr. Baker was ia
Europe. In conference with the alii 1
chieftains, when the plan of cam
paign now beiag followed waa work
ed ouL He kaows why no effort hu
been made to wreat the l.it !
from the enemy.
I4XE LH STIFFENED.
WASHINGTON. Jaae IL Mem
ber ot the house military eommlttte
at their weekly war department con
ference today were told thst tie
fMhtnt) an 9 imerlaeaa a4a.ill. -
w A-W I .eai VVTeVeeii J L.yT
ing to the front had resulted la a
oticeshle aUffealnc of the vU!i
allied line. The German. It was
said, apparently had eaeounicn3
greater numerical strength than U?r
hsd expected to oppose their U'.rl
great drive aad had suffered heat ir
losses than they probably had aa-
Among other things disclosed was
the fact that Major Geaeral Hotter
Liggett had been selected to beco .-.t
corps commander when the Ameri
can forcee reach the strength aa j to
command the first American Lll
army when it U organ I ted. He com.
msads the forces in the field now.
OXLY LOCAL ACTIOX.
WITH THE FRENCH ARMY tV
FRANCE. Jaae 14. (Noon) Oi r
small local actloas hare occurred
aloaar tbe battle treat alaee ixt
night aad It appear scarcely pota
ble thst the Germans, will rcora
meare aerieas work for the present
en the liae cJ MontiI!dirNTta-
Their offensive for the capture cf
Complegne. with the eveataallty cf
miliar farther rrrtit toward
Paris from the base that they tv?i
to atUla there, may be regarded as
havUg met n bloody check. coaMsr
them thousands ef men beioagisg to
their best division.
There anBeera no coatt thtt tie
Germans desired to make an lapoa-
(CcsUsned em re I)
for "rMinm nf fflimmT."