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FORTY-THIRD YEAR. NO. 85:
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1920.
PRICE 2 CUNTS.
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Paris, April 8. It is reported
fro mCoblenz that there has' been a
collision of French and (German pa
trols between Bud Nauhelm and NJe
der Wollstadt, north of Homburg. In
the exchange of shots a German of
ficer was wounded. The report is not
confirmed froni other sources.
Mayence, April 8. Complete ord?r
has been restored at Frankfort, the
authorities having succeeded In quiet
ing the students.
The municipality has posted bll'n
requesting the people to keep calm.
The security police who were mnthj
prisoners at Frankfort will be remov
ed from the occupied territory by rail
Paris, April 8. - German regular
troops have bombarded Dusseldorf
with gas shells, according to a Mny.
ence dispatch to the Matin.
Troops ITgo Guns
Frankfort, April ,8 This1 after
noon's clash in the Schlllerplatz be
tween French troops and the popula
tion, resulting in the killing of six
Germans and the wounding of some,
two score others, was followed by a
strong display of French military
force which brought the restoratloa
of order by the time darkness had set
' was n rumor that the' French
had been forced by the pressure of
the iillles and the United States to
withdraw from the city that started
the trouble. The crowd Jeered and
taunted the troops, yelling "You've
got to get out."
A French officer ordered the crowd
to disperse and when the order was
ignored a machine gun was brought
Into play. . ,
The firing attracted n great crovvl
to the square, encircling the trooos
The French then began to bring up
reinforcements, four tanks between
solid columns of soldiers rolling in
ready for action.
Gciman Police Aid
The (ierman police nlded' in the
action taken to restore quiet, quickly
stationing groups at strategic polnU
to control the crowds. ... , .
The earlier part of. the day was
passed by the French in completing
their occupancy of Frankfort. It is
understood that an entire division is
employed In Frankfort and its vicin
ity but the plans were to reduce this
force later to the' size of a regiment.
The city appeared to be continuing
its normal life although the newspu
lers were not permitted to anoear.
Editors of the dally Journals decided
that the newspapers would not be pub
lished even If permission were grant
ed, so long as the French maintain.!1,
their censorship. .
It couW be noticed early In the af
ternoon that, there was a strong un
dercurrent of excitement among tht
population and hostility to the "in
vaders" us they are called here, could
be plainly observed on every hand.
Intense curiosity was manifested if
the Senegalese and the Chinese troops
which arrived today.
"The invaders were white yesterday
they are black today," was' the cyn
h'al comment of some of the bystand
ers. In mid-afternoon, some of the
l'rench detachments marched out to
take up positions in the suburbs and
the report immediately gained cir
culation that Great Britain and Am
erica and Italy as well, had discoun
tenanced the occupation and that the
French had been .forced to clear-out
The rumor spread line prairie flro
and gained Instant credence. '
Excited pedestrians ran to the
street corners to Join the crowds
watching the soldiers pass.
The Germans refer satirically "to the
occupation as "the conquest of Frank
fort," declaring that the French se
cretly surrounded the city and swoop
ed down upon It as if they expected
to meet armed resistance.
Paris, April 8. Reports that Great
E'-italn and . the United states had
called upon France to withdraw her
troops from Frankfort are entirely
without foundation, it was announc
ed in an official note issued today.
Few Candidates in Race
For City Jobs ; Time Short
Jobs in the city council don't seem
very attractive to Salem's citizens now
adays. At least no one has shown any
desire to hold the official capacity on.
"'ty father yet, for no candidal.-.-,
hive been filed with City Treasurer
There will be eleven vacancies In the
council that will have to be filled this
'lection, City Recorder Race points out
. a' means that from the seven wards
" the city n citizen will have to
, ' forth in quest of the official toga
OI he municipal solon. and file tnelr
d-claratlon by April 20.
Te citizens in the various named
wards below would best devote a few
"ays between now and that date oen
'"ng their troubles (or honor) on
4 vvard i ne0ds tWo can3idateg; ward
- needs one candiate; ward 3 needs
o candidates: ward 4 needs one can
"late; War(1 5 needj tw0 cndi(jateg.
LooksProbable With Seven Democrats
Voting With Opposition Forces Today
Washington. Apr. 8. Adoption of
the republican peace resolution tomor
row by the bouse was indicated today
when the rule limiting debate on the
measure to nine hours, was adopted
with gome democrats Joining the re
publicans in supporting it.
The vote was SI 3to 155. Immediate
ly afterward the debate on the resolu
tion Itself was opened. It will continue
until 5 p. m. tomorrow when a vote on
the resolution is expected.
Democrats voting for the rule num
bered seven, while one ! republican.
Representative Fuller of Massachu
setts, voted against.it The democrats
joining With the republican majority
were ualawell, New York; Evans. Ne
vada; Gallivan and Olney, Massachu
setts; Sherwood, Ohio; Goldfogle, New
York, and Ganly, New York.
Representative Pou, North Carolina,
ranking democrat on the rules commit
tee, made the first address in opposi
tion to the resolution, which he char
Any Pardon is
There is no petition for a pardon
of Julius Wilbur pending before Gov
ernor Olcott and none will be given
consideration, should a Petition be
filed, according to -a statement glvetf
out by the executive office- this morn
Wilbur who is under arrest at Oak
land, Cal., Is fighting the attempt-to
return him to Oregon City where he
is wanted Under a sentence of six
months in the county Jail and a fine
of $500 for violation of the prohibi
tion laws while operating the notor
ious Milwaukee road house in 1916.
According to a telegram received
by Governor Olcott this morning from
Gilbert Hedfees, district attorney for
Clackamas county, Wilbur is contest
ing "the extradition proceedings has
made the statement that a petition
for his pardon was now pending be
fore Governor Olcott.
This statement is emphatically dis
credited by Governor Olcott who
states that he positively will not con
sider any petition for Wilbur's par
Body of Bishop
Hughes Will be
Held at Vault
The date of the funeral of the late
Bishop Matthew Simpson Hughes has
not yet been announced according to
advices received from Portland, Thurs
lay. The bpdy of the leader of Oregon
Methodism; who died on Easter Sun
day at Cincinnati, Ohio,, will be laid to
rest in the Sellwood vault at Portland.
Later, according to a decision made by
the family and annouced by Rev. G. E.
Gilbert of the Oregon district, it is
planned to improve the Lee Mission
cemetery here and to bring the re
mains here for Interment.
For the purpose of Improving the
cemetery, members of the local church
plan to hold a "Methodist day wnen
men and women of the church will go
out to the burying ground and work
fon the speeded changes.
Dr. R. N. Aylson of the First Meth
odist church of this city has been ap
pointed to represent the Oregon con
ference at ' the funeral. Representa
tives of Methodism from many parts
of the country will, lie present at tne
Plajis also are being made to pro
cure a life-size painting of Jason Lee,
which will be placed in the senate
chamber at the state house. Money for
the purpose will be obtained at the
general conference of the Methodurt
church In Des Moines and by local peo
ple. They now plan to add to this fund
to Improve the cemetery. If this is ac
complished the body of the late Bishop
Hughes will probably be brought to
Salem some time in June or July.
French shipyards are runlng to their
ward 6 needs one candidate and ward
7 should hold up the flames of. two
live wires in that section for posts on
the city council.
Filing for city positions has been
slow this year. Those who have filed
thus far are: Earl Race, city record
er; Clyde O. Rice, city treasurer; J. T.
Welsh, city marshal; A. Lee Morelock,
city marshal, and George N. Patterson,
In addition to the council vacancies
no one has yet evidenced any cesire
to assume the dignity of the city's
mayoraiity. And the city recorder calls
attention to the fact that the date when
filing closes Is April 20 only 12 days
The councllmen who hold their posi
tions this year without worry as to the
outcome of the election are I'tter.
Moore, and MeCleland and Halvorsen.
Unless the others file for re-election
their fate in the future as city dads Is
acterized as "the '"peace humbug to be
debated for two days." Passage of the
measure, he declared, "would be play
ing Germany's hand." . ,
Mr. Pou charged that the republi
cans were seeking to make political
capital for the next campaign and were
offering the resolution as an excuse
for broken party pledges.. Howls from
republicans greeted his statement that
the measure was designed to embar
rass President Wilson and they were
renewed when he said the president
"had no selfish ambition." :
New of the passage by the house of
the "miserable, makeshift" peace reso
lution, he eclared, would be more wel
come In Germany than any since the
-announcement of the senate's failure
to ratify the treaty. .
The resolution is "a business propo
sltion from start to finish," Represent
ative Snell, republican, New York, de
clared. "It is what the American peo
Washington, April 8. Pop
ulation statistics .announced
today by the .census . bureau
Brockton, Mass.. 66,138, in
crease 9,260 or 16.3 percent
Auburn, N. Y.. 36,142. in
crease 1,474 or 4.3 percent.
Marshalltown, Iowa, 15,731,
increase 2.357 or 17.6 percent.
Memphis, Tenn., 162,351, In
crease 31,246 or 23.8 percent.
Johnson City, Tenn., 12,442,
increase 3,940 or 46.3 percent.
- Vallejo, Cal., 16,853, In
crease 5,513 or 48.6 percent.
Richmond, Cal., 16,843, in
crease 10,041 or 147.6 percent.
Road Fund Large
Marlon county will share In the dis
tribution of the surplus In Multnomah
county's market road fund to Jhe ex
tejai of J16.934.00 under, the 1920 ap
portionment of this fund authorized by
the state, highway commission at a
meeting In Portland last week. This
gift to Marion county's good roads
fund on the part of Multnomah caiinty
Is due to a provision In the market
roads law which prohibits any .county
in the state from receiving more than
ten per cent of the total state fund In
the annual ..distribution regardless of
amounted contributed to the fund.
Under this provision Multnomah
county which contributed $357,279.57
to the fund receives only $99,043.55 of
state money In return, the balance of
26J(,236.02 being divided among the
other 35 counties of the state in pro
portion to their contributions to the
' The total Involved in the 192(distrl
bution of this fund amounts to J 990,
435.47, this representing" the amount
produced by a one mill state tax. In
addition to this fund a total of 1753,
680.61 was raised by the various coun
ties of the state under a one-mill coun
ty levy, making a total of $1,774,16.08
available for market road purposes this
Marion county which contributed
$41,521.29 ' to the state market roads
fund will receive $58,455.99 In the
distribution of the fund, the increase
being represented In the county's par
ticipation In the Multnomah county
contribution to the fund. In addition
to .this distribution Marion county pro
duced $42,292.14 through a one mill
county levy, making a total of $100,
748.13 available for market road pur
poses inthis county tills year.
No state funds will be available from
this fund until June 1 when one-half
of the apportionment will be forward
ed to the various counties, the balance
becoming available about December 1.
Th. renl.hll.n- mnnnnnllTort th
political filings department of the sec-
retary of state's office, Wednesday..
nine candidates of the G. O. P. per
suasion entering their petitions for a
place on , the primary ballot as fol
lows: E. H. Belknap, Monroe, republican,
for representative from Benton coun
ty. Thos. F. Ryan, Oregon City, repub
lican, for state senator from Clacka
mas county to fill vacancy caused by;
the death of Senator Walter B. Dim
Ick. E. F. Williams, Portland, repub
lican, for representative from Mult
nomah county. .
Wm. G. Hare, Hillsboro, republican
for state senator from Washington
A. B. Flint, Scholls. republican, for
representative from Washington coun
Zadoc J. Riggs, Salem, republican
for representative from Marion coun
George W. Denman, Corvallis, re
publican, for district attorney for
James T. Brand, Marshfield, repub
lican, for district attorney for
John H. Carson, Salem, republican.
for district attorney for Marion coun -
The government has recognised the
gravity of the situation and has order
ed G. Y. Hai ry of Portland to Silverton
to invcstis"t the controversy between
the Silver Falls Lumber company and
the United Timber Workers union.
that has caused a strike in the com
pany's mill there since Monday morn
ing, It was stated in advices from there
today. Mr. Harry, it Is understood, has
been called to Seattle, and it is not
known whether or not a substitute will
be directed to the scene of trouble by
the federal labor bureau.
At a meeting crowded to capacity,
last night, of timber workers and their
wives in Silverton, Clair Covert, presi
dent of the International Timber Work
ers union of Seattle, declared that the
Loral Legion of Loggers and Lumber
men "functions only as an anti-union
element," and he told the timbermen
that they were Just In their demand
for reinstatement as union men.
Strike May Spread.
Unless the Silver Falls Lumber com
pany agrees to take the members of
the union back into their employe, Mr.
Covert said, the strike of timber work
ers, will spread in sympathy all over
the northwest. .-
. . Armed guards from Portland con
tinued to patrol the mill premises in
Silverton today, and last night fires
were burned at the gates of the prop
erty, officials said, to ward off any at
tacks thai should be made. As the
guards pace within the gates pickets
maintain silent protest as they parade
to and fro outside.
At the meeting last night In Silver-
ton the members of the. union were
told by Philip Holden, organizer and
In charge of the strike there, not to
resort to violence, as "that would re
flect on you as gentlemen." He said
that more effect could be- gained by
slmply pointing out to the strike
breakers that their affiliation with thr
union is for their betterment.
The strikers maintained an attitude
of watchful waiting today as they
awaited the coming of the federal la
bor Investigation, and action . of the
state conciliation board In the matter.
It was announced at the meeting that
no new action would be taken for sev
eral days, at least.
Lew J. Adams, mayor 'of Silverton
evoked thunderous applause" at the
meeting when he was called upon to
speak, and voiced his sentiment in fa
vor of the union men. He began his
address thus: , "Fellow citizens, ladles
and gentlemen, and fellow union men."
"Right Is bound to prevail," th
mayor declared, "You have as much
right to belong to organizations as the
company has to belong to organiza
tions. And that ia the position of your
" Mayor Suports Men.
"If you fall to do an honorable day's
work you ought to be discharged; and
if the company fails to give you an
honorable day's wages, It ought to be
The Central Trades and Labor Coun
cil.of Salem Is solidly behind the Tim
ber Workers union in Silverton and
stands ready to come to their aid at a
moment's notice, L. J. Slmeral, presi
dent of the council, told the meeting.
The Silver Falls Lumber company
was accused by Mr. Holden of "trying
to ram the Four L organization down
our throats," and "we, as gentlemen,
ought to resist," he declared.
At the close of the speaking last
evening Mr. Holden asked all timber
workers to remain at a short business
session and at least two-thirds of the
audience remained seated. By this ex
pression it is seen that the union Is
stronger In Silverton than the company
More than one hunderd members of
the union met in their hall at ten
o'colek this morning to arrange for a
picketing body to visit the mill this
afternoon and watch the men who are
"scabbing" on the Job. They were cau
tioned "by the leader not to create a
disturbance, but to confer with the
men and show them the Importance of
assistance in this labor conflict.
The matter has been referred to the
International labor union and a repre
sentative from Washington, D. C, teel
graphed to the headquarters of Che
timber workers' union in Seattle that
investigation wuuiu ue mauc iimucuiai-
' believed that the matter will
h atjsfaetorlly adjusted before very
Newsprint Crisis j
Exposed At Meet
Los Angeles, Apr. 8. That a crisin!
exists in the newspaper Industry wail
demonstrated at a Joint meeting of the
Los Angeles Publishers' association
and representatives of the Associated
Dailies of Southern California, held
The acute fMper shortage and rising
labor and production costs were dis-.
cussed and recommendations were
made for reducing consumption of
The publishers agreed to a general
Increase In subscription prices.
. New York, April 8. Liberty oond
final prices today were:
. 8H's 96.82; first 4's 91.48; second
4's 89.36; first 4.'s 9.68; second
4Vs 89.56; third 4's 2Ct; fourth
4's 89.68: flctory $ 3-4's 97.68; vfc-
Uory 4 8-4's 97.68.
: Masaschusetts is the leading shoe
i manufacturing state In this country.
Hospital Fund Is
. Yet $19,000 Short
With $56,443 of the $169.99 sought
to construct the Salem General hos
pital, raised. It was reported- by
Campaign Manager McGilchrlst today
that there ia yet between $18,004 anj
$19,000 short of the goal Donations
are coming in slowly, but with reso
lute faith that the citizens of Salem
will not tail in this call headquarters
are being maintained open at the
Commercial club, - and uollcltatlon
The only name reported at head
quarters today as a donar to tne
fund was, Mrs. R. A. and Mary F.
Reynolds, route 9, Salem, $50.
Creek Power Site
Purchase of the "north power" of
Mill creek, owned by the Salem Flour
ing Mills company and the Ladd in
terests of Portland, by the Oregm
Pulp and Paper company of Salem, Is
being negotiated, and the deal will be
closed within a few days, it became
known today. Consideration in the
deal, although not officially announc
ed, is aaid to be near $100,000.
The "north power" of Mill creek Is
located at the site of the old flouring
mill. Front and Trade streets, where
the pulp and paper mill Is now belm
constructed, and embraces about 15
acres. It is the plan of the Oregon
Pulp and Paper company, it was an
nounced, to erect on the '"north pow
er" site, at the foot of Mill creek, a
power plant costing approximately
$50,000. Such a plant, it 1b said, will
develop 1000 horsepower, which wili
be in addition to the 8700 horse pow
er already available for the huge mill
Greater power will be required when
the mill is fully developed, it Is said,
but arrangements have been tenta
tively made to cope with this situi-
Are In Contests
For County Jobs
With only ten days remaining for
filing for offices at the spring prl-'
maries, the "declaration of candida
cy" envelope In Clerk Boyer's offio
remains lean and lank. Up to the
present,- many of the officer are un
filed for, except by present Incum
Perhaps the number of the repub
lican declarations filed to date bodfc
ill for other political elements. At
any rate, no other party, democrat or
Independent, have a representative
among the 13 aspirants tor office.
While several candidates have been
mentioned for the assessorship only
one candidate has filed, the others
evidently holding off In order to make
the other fellow speak first and then
to guage their own thunder, accord
ingly. In the prospective race foi
sheriff, a similar silence prevails,, al
though with Sheriff Needham'a dec
laration that he will not be a candi
date for reelection It Is generally ac
ceded that Oscar Bower, . present
chief deputy, is the prospect candi
date "for the position. Mr. Bower has
been mentioned several times by
friendly interests In the county, but
when asked Thursday if he was In
the running, stated that the present
rush of business would have to eaae
up before politics can be considered
The list of candidates who have
filed up- to Thursday morning, are
Superintendent of schools W. M.
County coroner Lloyd T. Rlgdon
A. M. Clough.
County recorder Mildred It.
Brooks. . "
County assessor Jerome T. Jones.
County treasurer D. O. Drager.
County clerk U. O. Boyer.
Constable, Silverton district: A. F.
i For district attorney, no candidates
have filed with the county clerk, but
' John H. Carson's declaration made
Wednesday at the secretary of state'f
office indicates that he will file soon
with the county.
Precinct committeeman W. M.
Cherrington, No. 17, Salem; L. O.
Jamison, No. 17, Salem; Harry W.
Ross. No. 6, Salem; O. W. Farrls,
Turner; W. F. Wright, Turner.
Butler Will Not
Be Candidate For
The Dalles, Or., April 8. Since
the forCune of politics is uncertain
the expense of a direct primary cam
paign considerable, Chauncey D. But
ler, candidate for nomination for the
office of secretary of state on the re
publican ticket has withdrawn his
name from the contest. The withdraw
al of Mr. Butler was a surprise to
many friends here, who were confi
dent that he would be the next sec
retary of state.
UTATE TRKAStRFR REPORTS
Cash on hand In the state treasury
April 1, totaled $2,427,705.10, accord
ing to a statement prepared by State
Treasurer Hoff. Against this amount,
however, there are a number of war
rants outstanding, It Is explained. The
general fund with s total of $11,082.86
to fls credit, la at a very low mark.
Los Angeles Yardmen Quit
Posts Today And Further
Spreadon Coast Predicted
Los Angeles. Cal.. ADril 8. The switchmen's strike h&s
spread to Los Angeles where, early today the Yardmen's Associa
tion said between 500 and 1000 men on the Southern Pacific, San
ta Fe and Salt Lake lines had walked out in sympathy with the
strikers on twenty-five eastern roads. ;
The strikers said their action here was the result of being
underpaid and predicted the entire Pacific coast, if not the whole
nation, would De aitected soon.
The walkout here, which is In sym
pathy with the unauthorized strike
which started more than a week ago in
the Chicago switching district, came
with virtually no warning.
The walkout includes firemen, engi
neers, switchmen, oilers and other rail
road yard workers.
Freight, as Well as passenger traffic,
will be tried up, they said.
While the movement as yet waa said
not to include men actually on the
road, it was predicted engineers would
not pull trains with crews made up of
non-union or unsympathetic workers.
Vnlon Power Tested.
Chicago. Apr. 8. Today will decide
whether the railroad brotherhoods can
control their men, or whether the un
authorized strikes sweeping rallroau
yards from Buffalo, N. Y., to Los An
geles, Cal.,' have so disrupted the es
tablished unions that the leaders have
lost all control.
Railroad officials and union leaden
here alike agreed that today would
bring the real test of strength between
the strongly entrenched group of bro
therhoods and the "outlaw" unions
which have sprung up under leaders!
a-ho voice their dissatisfaction at what
they declare is the failure of the bro
therhood officials to get more money
for their men.
In the Chicago district, where the
strikes started eight days ago, the
Railroad Manager association has set
today as the last for the striking switch
men, englner and firemen to return.
If they fail to heed the ultimatum
strikebreakers would be brought In and
the vacant places filled, It is said.
A review of the slutation shows:
Chicago Eight to ten thousand rail
road men out; freight service reduced
to about 30 to 50 per cent of normal;
35,000 packing house employed forced
out of work by the shut down. :.
Kansas City 2500 men on strike;
nine of the 13 roads entering the city
Buffalo 2700 men Idle; seven rail
road yards tied up; an embargo In ef
fect against all freight
Los Angeles 1200 men on strike;
thre transcontinental lines affected.
Toledo 600 switchmen out; all traf
ric expected to be at a standstill with
Ing 24 hours.
Gary 300 men out; strike spread
ing. St, Louis, East St. Louis and Mil
waukee Men are holding meetings to
consider organization of branches of
the new "outlaw" unions.
Kankakee, 111. 40 men out, three
Detroit 40 on strike; police guard
Cleveland -1500 men to meet to
night to consider strike. ; '
. Chicago Food Short.
Chicago faced a serious food short
age today. Potatoes, which made a
new high record of $7 a hundreu
pounds wholesale yesterday. Jumped
another dollar when the market open
ed this morning.
Eggs receipts fell to 4000 cases today
as compared with more than 21,000
cases yesterday. Efforts of the rail
roads to keep milk trains moving have
been only partially successful. Meat
prices have advanced several cents dur
Ing the past week as a result of sus
pension of work at the packing piano.
Assistant Commissioner Bangor of
the United States board of mediation
arrived this morning to investigate con
dltions here and report to Commission
er Chambers at Washington.
Of Winter Wheat
Washington, April 8. Production of
winter wheat this year was forecast to
day at 483,617,000 bushels and rye
75,841,000 bushels by the department
of agriculture which based Its esti
mate on the acreage planted last De
cember allowing for average acreage
abandonment and assuming average in
fluences until harvest.
Washington, April 8. Irish pickets appeared at the British
embassy again today and were promptly arrested by the police
on charges of violating a federal statute.
Paris, April 8,-r-Merciless repression by the reichswehr for
ces in the Ruhr basin is reported by fugitives arriving in Frank
fort, according to a Mayentce dispatch to the Journal Des Debats,
the fugitives allege, they witnessed the shooting of all westpha
lians who laid down their arms. '
, Dallas, Texas, April 8. Several airplanes, large supplies of
lumber, the engine house building and the unloading sheds at the
army aviation repair depot, north of Dallas, were destroyed by
fire early this morning. The loss was estimated by army officers
at one rnillio dollars.
Washington, April 8. Defeat of the compulsory universal
military training provision of the army reorganization bill waa
conceded today by senate proponents of the plan tot stave off a
vote on the issue tftey planned to substitute a program for volun
tary training of four months for all youths 19 or more years old. .
War Broke Out
Washington, April 8. The vessel
on the active list of the navy wer
never better prepared for war than
when the United States Joined th
allies and the navy department had
"full and complete" plana to combat
a : German , offensive against the
coasts of the United States, Admiral
H. B. Wilson today told the aenata
commission Investigating the . navy
department's conduct of the war.
Admiral Wilson asserted that "from
the' moment war was declared th
entire navy, the department as well
as the fleet entered Into the prose
cution of the war with the greateat
energy and Us accomplishments ae
serve the commendation sof the na-
Admiral Wilson, now commander
In chief of the Atlantic fleet, com
manded the' patrol force that ftrst .
protected waters adjacent to the
United States and later, based a:
Brest, France, co-opttaced In pro
tecting allied Convoys In the war zona
and hunting U-boats.
Within four days after this country
entered the war representatives of
the allied admiralties were In confer
ence with Secretary Daniels anl
naval officers'- In Washington outlin
ing the means by which the most eY-
fectlve assistance could be rendered
by this country, the. witness declared.
So far as he knew, Admiral Wilson
said, every suggestion or proposition
put forward by the allied offlclaU
was promptly agreed to and efficient
ly carried out.. , ' The -fact that tha
greater part f the 'American army
was transported over 3,000 miles of
water without a life being lost
through efforts of the enemy testi
fied to the success of this coopera
tion, the admiral asserted.
Mistakes the navy made during the -war
were so "relatively unimport
ant" that they were hardly worth
considering In comparison with . Ita
achievements, the witness said.
After Long Service
Army Man Buys
Home In This City
,"A home at last!" This was the fer
vid exclamation made Wednesday by
Colonel James 8. Dusenbury, of Cam
Lewis, as he closed a deal for th
purchase of a home In Salem.
,Col. Dusenbury, whose organization
at the present time is the 65th Unit
ed States artillery, but who was re
cently appointed Instructor Inspector
of the Oregon coast artillery corps;
arrived In Salem Wednesday for tha
purpoaesof securing temporary ac
commodations for his family. After
making a tour of the city and upor
finding an attractive residence, tha,
army man suddenly decided that ha
will make his headquarters In Salens
during the four years of his appoint
ment and the transfer proposition
was made at once.
"Mrs. Dusenbury and myself, Kith
the two children have scurried alt
over the country during the past half
dozen years4 wherever Uncle Sam In
dicated. Now I feel that Salem offers
the good home I have wanted fftr
nearly fifteen years, and the folkt
will be delighted to learn that we caik
settle down," said Col. Dusenbury.
,Col, Dusenbury, who Is a West Point
graduate, has served with Unite
States forces in many parts of tha
world during his period of service. He
crorsed over to France on the Murl
tanla, at the time the 65Ch field ar
tillery, (mrmtly Oregon men) mada
the voyage and took part in four itt
the larger operations In which Amer
lean forces were engaged.
He returned to Camp Lewis Wed
! nesday night for the purpose of mak
I Ing arrangements to move his family
I to Salem In the near future.