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WESTON, OREGON. FHIDAY. SEIT. 19. 1919
COAST TO COAST
U. S. FOR lEAGUE
MILLION! ACCLAIM WILION AS
HI MltOI ACAOM
FEW ASK FOR CHANGES
Msjarlty PmI That Prastdsnf Quit
net Ihsuld la Hld H Rsoarda
Pact At Sur t Csne ken.
(By ML Clemens Nawa Bureau)
Abuard rreeldul Wllaoa'a Special
Train from tba Capital at Washing
ton to tba far Tarine eoaat the Prl
dnt of tba United BtaUa baa Jour
nryed on tba most unusual eipadltloa
aver undertaken by a chief executive
of tba nation.
To dlaeuaa national questions, many .
presidents have toured tba land; but
Mr. wiiaon la laying before America
a quwsuoa wnica enacts in wnoi
world the qssstlon of whether or not
we arc to join la the League of Na
tional whether wa ara to forget our
former laolatlon and ehare with the
ether people of the earth the respon
sibilities of maintaining civilisation
and preventing, aa ba aays wa can do.
walaaaA an at s s '
Between the capital and the eoaat
the preaident made Bfteea epeecbee
and half a doses brief talks. All of
1MMA IUm 4 A ltl,M
SeTeral mlllloaa bad the chance to aea ' l(,B o"""6'
blm. and apparently everyone wanted river blgbwsy. ,
M sea htm. from tboae who thronged Mayor Uaker proclalmrd Monday
the atreeta of the eltlea and towns morning a civic hnlf holiday, snd such
where he stopped, to tboae who ceme Intense Interest wss manifested In the
to the raltalde or etood at little flag visit of the prt-sldvnt that many bust
atatlona In remote places, knowing B(M hou'ewere closed during tba
thplr only. reward could be a fleeting corning. '
glimpse and a wave of the hand. Portland schools wore clossl through
He baa met and talked to all types out h diy ,U(1 ,bt children were
of eltlsena-to men big In the bu.l- h- itrM , 9lxtum ,h,
Beaa. flnanclal and professional worlda, , ,n wnlcn IVp,ldwtlt wiiaon
to farmers and mechanical workers, p' " ,
to Indians and cowboys and foreign- tn "" tlr.'.l
born herder, and ranges to soldl.r. thronged with I . Porlnd
and to motbers who lost soldier-son. astte admirers of Mr. W llson. Port nd
la the late war. haa not turned out in aucb numbers
Wbst do they all tell him? unanl- for any visitor, or sujr event, for years,
raouily they say tbey want peaea Greater thronga were on the down-
definitely aetlled. they want no more (own atreeta than on the day of tba
ware, they want the League of Na- armistice.
tiona, and moat of tba American peo- The president was greeted with
pie, It may ba fairly aald, tell the Uiuuderous spplsuse as the parade
Preaident they want the League just ,,,) ju ty through the streets of
aa It la; without the reservations or ,n cHy, Th8 pPiua was genuine
amendment, which certain .senator. 1(J wnol(, hearted. Everybody cheered,
bay. InalsUd upon. The majority of pwtdnt bowed and smiled.
Jn.r lie. ' " The president bad two opportunities
than on thl. tour. during the day to discuss the league of
Wood row Wllaon guided us rightly natlons. . During the noon luncheon, at
before and during the war with Oar- wncn c, g, jackson waa host to" some
many. Wa entered tbat war. every m cU,wnt Mr, Wn0n dwelt in a
ona agreea, w ena an wara. no aajs
tba league can do that "We want to
do that, so let us keep on trusting him
and get tha league into operation aa
soon aa possible. Forget politics."
' Most Americana encountered on tba
tour bava forgotten politics. Repub.
llcan Governors and Mayor have In
troduced tha Preaident to his audi
ence; tha Major part of tha local com
mittees which have met blm have
been Republlcana. Tbey bava all said:
,"W. ara nothing but Americana, Mr.
Mr. Wilson's argument tor tha
league, briefly summarised, ara those:
', Thara can be o peace, either now
or la tha future, without It. There
can only be a regrouping of nations
and a new "Balance of Power," which
I. certain to lead to war. There can
ba no war In tbe future, with tha
league In axlstenco, because no single ; igton to get former soldiers, sail
nation would defy tho united rest pt 9n ,nd nmrut,g ,,to the ranks of the
mankind, and if It did, it could ba , , j,,,,.
brought to term by an aconomio
boycott, and without tho una of arms.
There can b no reduction In tba
L L"ln5 ?.8 irn'JLt so
lauuvuvu. .vi ; ..--.v..-
.v.. a -i.h iimi nroductlon uru
tit tbey know tbst pesco Js deflnltely
assured and that production or war
material I. no longer necessary.
Thara can ba wonderful prosperity,
with ' lesgua In existence, tor rel-
ationa of labor and capital all over
tha world will ba made cloaer and
mora friendly, and tha worker will r-
cetva a fairer sham ot wbst ha pro-
due. .. .
Thesa declaration of tho president,
logically and eloquently put, bava left
bis bearer, thinking and thinking
deeply. And then Mr., Wilson has
pointed out, the people themselves, as
differentiated from aenator. and polltl-
clan, .earn to want Just what tha
president want, which I America tor
Quit a unusual aa tha purpose ot
tha cross country tour I tho manner
la which It I blng carried out and
the completeness ot th arrange
ment on th ulna car train which la
bearing th party.
At tba rear la tha private car May
flower, occupied by tha Preaident and
Mr. Wilson. Nsst la a compartment
nr for I ha secrstery Tumuli?, Ad
miral Cnyon, Mr. Wllaon'a Physl
rlan, four stenngrt )'hra, tba chief
rsscutlv clerk and ivn ferret aar.
vlr man. Ilyond are, three l-ompart-went
eara which homt twenty-one
correspondents, Ave movie men. and
a telegraphic and railroad evpert
Than tbara la a dlnnar, a club par, and
two bsggag eara, one of thara eon.
.verted Into a business Offlca, Tba
train wta xetly on time at every
atop batweea Washington and tba
Idaho Es-Oevernor In fsnat Race.
tol, Maho.Frank it. Gooding,
governor and republican, baa served
formal notice lhat ba will ho in tba
rara tT United Htnles scnstor to take
the seel now held by Sonator John F.
WELCOKE TO WILSON
AT -CROWN POINT
Portland Declares Half -Holiday
and Streets Thronged With
Portland. Or. Crown Point, on tba
r-uhiniMa rlvi-r blahway. waa arlccted
h Uct (or puon and wel-
come of Prrld-nl Wilson nnu nis
party to Portland Monday.
The president ami bis psrty were
UkMt through the downtown atreeta,
-.-hnu. Inik ou .h. .avanlsgea
of tha league. At the auditorium in,
tbe evening ha presented bla main
argument to an audience of 7.000 citl
sens of Oregon. '
In bis evening address, without tbe
vestige of hesitancy. President Wil
son ehargod that tho Inference of pol
itics In liia advocacy of the league,
tho hint lhat he may be iooklng tor
ward to 1920, is utterly unwarranted
and unworthy. If any In the audience,
ho declared, imputed auch a motive,
be desired to separata himself from
OREGON NEWS NOTES
An intensive cauipairjn was opened
In Portland by members of the Amcrl-
Tho housing situation in The Dalle
ba. become acuto. Many ot tho busi
ness enterprises have bad to curtail
their work, being un.blo to got help
Into the city.
A large number of sheep have been
orougni imo wuo
snd the .Dumber now In tho county I.
climbing back to what It wss four or
fIve years Bg0,
utsuteimnt Ed1" Everett Wilson,
J8( ylce pro8l,ient 0f tho First National
Rnk of Llnnt0Ui wag kmed at Car-
,n .vl.tlou feid near Fort Worth,
Texas, while flying.
Hearing of the application of tha
Portland Railway, Light & Pewer com
pany fur an increase of rates on It
traction Hoes ha. been .ot for Mon-
day. September 23.
Miss Florence Engstrom. who has
,erVed as.atonographer In the office
of Adjutant-General etarrin lor somo
Ume, has resigned. She will euter
the University of Oregon. .
George E. 8aunders, indicted In tho
Josephine county courts on a charge of
atnbeiiteinent of $2281 from th Rogue
river public aervlce corporation, waa
acquitted at Cranta Pass. -
UNCLE SAM WILL COBBLE IT
TO REINSTATE POLICE
Boston. Determination "to defend
tbe aoverclgnty of Maasacbusetts" wsa
expressed by Governor Coolldge In a
telrgrsm sent to Ssmuel Qompors,
president of the Amerlcsn Federation
of Ubor. Tbe teligrsm was In repljr
to one received from tbe labor leader
in whkh Mr. Gompers asked the gov
ernor to take "a broad view of the
situation brought shout by tbe police
men's strike." i
Tbe governor told Mr. Gompers that
tho sugiseetton of Preaident Wilson
that ordure forbidding the pnllcerm-n
of the city of Washington to affiliate
with .the American Federation of I
bor be held In abeyance pending the
labor conference to be held at the
White house on October ( did not spply
to Bostou. as the Washington police
bsd remained on duty.
lUrltlng tho fsct hat 19 members
of tbe Boston policemen's union bad
been tried forylolation of the order
sjtalnst arrillatlon and had been re
moved, and that the places of the other
strikers bad been declared vacant, he
added: "I can suggest no authority
outside the courts to (ske further ac
tion." , The city has been restored to virtu
ally normal conditions under the pres
ence of the stale's military forces.
OIL FIRE DISASTROUS
SO Flam.8wept Acre. Reaemble War
New York. More than ISO persons
were injured and damage estimat
ed st from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 re
sulted from explosions of oil tanks at
the fire which practically wiped out
the Stone & Fleming Oil company's
plant In Long Island city.
The 20 acres of fire-swept territory
looked like a scene in war devaststod
France or Belgium. Tarfka were crump
led up; huge ateei girders lay In a
tangled mass, few walls were left
standing, and buriilnsroll continued to
flow along the surfuce of , Newton
creek. . r -
Soo Tha Leader for Butter Wraps.
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AUTO SMASH KILLS .
2 IN WILSON PARTY
Portland, Or. Two men were killed
snd two others seriously Injured when
an automobile In the middle of tbe
president's procession on tbe return
from Crown Point was wrecked.
The two men killed wore Ben F.
Allen, sged 39. Wsshlngton correspond
ent for the Cleveland Plsln Dealer,
snd a member of the newspaper party
attached to the preaident'. special
train, and James R. Pstterson, sged
66, a retired real eststa dealer of
- Stanley M. Reynolds, correspondent
for tbe Baltimore Sun, eufforcd a
broken arm, a dislocated shoulder and
cuts and bruise about the head aud
Robert Small, correspondent for the
Philadelphia Public Ledger, was slight
Tha accideut occurred when Patter
son swerved Into a ditch to avoid a
collision with a car driven by C. 11.
Barnett, auto dealer, from Wasco, Or.
HOOVER NOT CANDIDATE
Food Administrator Insists He is Not
Willing to Run for President
- New York. Herbert Hoover, upon
bis return from Europe, declared In a
statement that he was not In politica
and had no Intention of seeking politi
cal office. When told that his naine
had been frequently mentioned as a
possible candidate for president, Mr.
"I am positively not a candidate and
would decline to become one under
any circumstances. I am not In poli
In regard to the league of nations
Mr. Hoover declared that he stood by
it "In Its present form or as near to
It as can b obtained." He asserted
that there was no hope of a return to
normal conditions in Europe until tbe
preaont uncertainty In respect to the
treaty waa ended.
Quebec Five masked men robbed
the mail car of tho Ocean Limited Ex
press of $75,000. '
Jail aentence Given Tewnley
Jackaon, Minn. A. C. Townley,
preaident of the national non partlaaa
league, and Joacph Gilbert, former or
ganization manager, ware aentenced to
three montba In Ibe Jackaon county
jail here by Judge E. C. Dean, without
aitcrnatire of fine. Townley and Oil
bert were convicted here July II on a
charge of conaplracy to teach die-loyalty.
erehlng Raachee 6th Irthday.
Washington) Saturday waa General
Pershlog' ltb birthday. He waa born
September 1J. U0. Almoet flgbUng
bla way through bundreda of admirers
... . , ,
atberad at the war department, Geo-
eral Penning ofMclally reported to
Secretary Baker Saturday bis return
BIG STRIKE IS HEAR
Labor Federation of Washing
ton Makes Prediction and
Seattle, Wash. Representatives of
the Washington State Federation of
Labor here Sunday laid before Presl-
HI UV niWVH MWVI uvi.w v.
Pacific northwest and pictured to him
.tlulnr Uhnr unrMft. whleh thev U d
would make difficult, if not impos
sible, the prevention of a nation-wide
strike on October I In sympathy for
Thomas 3. Slooney, sentenced to life
Imprisonment for San Francisco bomb
outrage in 131.
Specifically, the delegation asked.for
an appointment to see the president to
an appointment to see me preaioeni w
present the esses of "political prison-
ers." notably those of Mulct M. Wen
Sam Sadler and Morria and Joe Pass.
the latter brothere. all serving terma
of two yeara for seditions conspiracy.
For more then an hour the president
discussed with the delegation the labor
situation and suggested to them that
organised labor should bury Its dif
ferences with capital and do it utmost
to prevent strikes until after the labor
conference which be baa called to meet
In Washington, October C.
During President Wilson's visit to
Seattle, local radicals walked the
streets wearing badges reading "Re
lease political prisoners."
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Cottage Grove soon will have one of
the most modern and best equipped
garages In thst section of the state.
More than 300 studeuta are now en
rolled In the Pendleton high school,
the largest enrollment It has ever bad.
It was with considerable difficulty
that rooms were found to house teach
srs employed In the Roseburg schools.
Aurora wants more water and has
leclded to put down experimental
wells on both sides of the Pudding
All contracts for the Elks' four
itory temple at Pendleton have been
ilgned and work is well under way on
ihe excavation. ' .
Excavauon tortne p.ac ng o. m
foundation for the women' building
Excavation for the placing of the
it the state university in Eugene baa
William G-- McAdoo, former secre-
ry ot the treasury, will be, one of
h several notable to visit tho Ten
The Linn couuty road bond Issue
las been approved and plans are being
:ompleted for tho sale ot the first
Slock ot $100,000.
McMtnnvlUo will hold a monster
'welcome-home" celebration for the
e turned soldiers and sailors of Yatn
itll couuty Friday.
A government chemist representing
the division ot hydration, United
States department of agriculture, la
jo be located In Salem.
The Hood River apple crop, from
present Indications, will approach
;lose to the government's mid-summer
jsttmate ot 2,000,000 boxes.
Forty accused bootleggers will b
jtveu the special attention ot the Unlt
d States grand Jury, which opened
lesslons in Portland Monday.
Miss Fthel B. Gibson, graduato ot
he Northwestern college. Nap-jrvllle,
;il, has l-eea secured as librarian for
he Grants Pass public library.
Shinnients of cattle from Pilot Rock
)f late have been so heavy as to ra-
autre all the stock cars that can pos-
iiblv be sent to tha branch line.
The home of the late Supreme Jus
tice Frank A. Moor at Salem Is to b
Kld to a club of 4 Willamette unlver
ilty men. The property will sell for
A. F. L BACKS
American Federation of Labor
Will Retfh 3,000,000
Wage Lamm .
Washington. D. C Raaolatlona be-
Ing distributed by the American Fed-
eratloa of Labor to more than K.J00
' anlona and Ib-cgb them to
" 1 , ' . , iZZ-
w lb the organlsaMoa, eantaJa hearty
. th oo---..-
approval ef the Ooveraaient'a 11
Believing thit W-jr 'avings Stamps
offer a safs, sound snd guaranteed
method for lavea'meut of aavtngs. tba
annual convention of tbe Federatloa.
assembled at Atlantic City, declared
that It was as essentlsl to sttmulste
thrift and saving It time of peace as
In time of war.
Tba adopt loo of the resolution by
the certral body "f organised trade
nniontam followed similar actloa by
several State Federations of Labor.
Tbe test ef the reeolntton, knewa aa
Na 171. is as foliewa:
"Whereas. Tbe war so happily
ended bss required, ow people to de
velop thrift and saving whkh to
some degree ass stlmnlated freed era
of actloa and Indepeadesee on . tba
part of some wage earners: and
"Whereas. It is essentlsl to stim-
. . r .
olste thrift and saving In time ef
,l m ...
- P" "
-irh.n.1 Th inaasnratioa at the
national ayatem of War Savings and
Thrift Stamps ha afforded to soma
or small earnings a safe, sound and
gusrsateed' method of Government In
vestment -of thslr hard earned sav
ings: therefore, be it
"Resolved, That this convention do
approve of tbe continuation and exten-
on of the War Savings and Thrift
Ns.ion. S'ng. institution akin
Jb Md rt,
hepful 0 ntegmti o,,
,ngt of th, tonig masses of our
Thomas E. Burke, general secretary
treasurer of the Units Stater Associ
ation of Plumber and Steam Fitter
or the United State and Canada, has
promised his assistance in the, work
of forming War Savings Societies,
and has Iffvoked aid from other union
Mr. Burke In assuring the Govern
ment of his cooperation, said In part:
Tha labor Mrnnlsattons and fra
ternal societies are a very fine medium
thrnmh which to educate t'ae neo-
nla of the necessity and usefulness of
nnDortinz our aovernment and at UL
same Urns helping themselves. ,v
tb "Diqt. (Mt,r. ex
plained to me wss that It Is tha In
tsntioa of our govern meet to make
War 8avlngs Stamps asd Thrift
Stamps a permanent institution. Such
action would be a very progressive
one, and I believe would ba heartily
acclaimed by all our cltlsaaa, especially
the workers, because it would be In
keeping with the great cooperative and
democratic spirit thst now prevails
throughout our great country.
"From a psychological standpoint,
it would be considered by tha masa of
the people, especially tba wag earn
ers, a great opportunity to partici
pate in such a great function ot
government It would bring the peo-
nle and the Government closer to-
WS 1 .
j-jnancial physician are warning
a gainst the new disease which Is ap
pearing In many parts of tbe country.
They have named It "I'mthruensa."
persons attacked by this disease uni
formly utter th cabalistic words, 'The
war ia over." and decline to take any
further Interest In the nation'a affairs.
No serum haa been discovered which
can prevent the ailment but Investing
regularly In War Savings Stamps and
Registered Treasury Saving Certifi
cate I a preventative a. wall aa a
: I W 3 S-
- 0JU5G0H MEWS ROTES
A new Jail for the Umatilla county
court bouse waa recommended by the
grand Jury. i,
The lumber industry ot the Cooe bay
country i suffering as a result ot a
Earl L. Fisher, county assessor ot
Linn county for the past seven yeara.
has resigned. ' j
Two babies were born m Portland
during the month of August for every
death that occurred.
Truckers, flour packer and wheat
handler employed in flouring mill of
Portland went out on strike.
The bond issue for tho construction
ot a storm sewer srstem In Delias
wss carried t a special election.
The mint growers of the Willamette
vslley pooled their mint oil for 30 dsy
snd are holding out for $8 a pound.