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ASHLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1919,
Soldier of Fortune
A Menace to Peace
By Percy M. Sari,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
LONDON. (By Mail.) The "sol
dier of fortune," once regarded as
such a picturesque figure a dare
devil who organised revolutions In
Central and South America, the Bal
kans, and the wilds of Turkestan
Is at a discount. There are too
many of him, and far from being
considered picturesque, he Is now
Toted a general nuisance. The "Sun
day Express" 'recently went farther,
and voted him "a renegade, an en
emy of civilisation, and an interna
tional criminal" deserving of short
shrift and no ceremony in suppres
sion. Thoughtful statesmen and leaders of
public opinion recognize that one of
the greatest dangers to the preser
vation of world peace Is the vast
horde of adventurers turned loose
on a world trying to turn from de
struction to reconstruction. The
break up of the Central Empires, and
the compulsory reduction of their
hugea rmles, has flooded Europe with
an army of Jobless officers whose
only profession is that of the sword.
Russia, Germany and Austria are
the principal contributors, but Eng
land, France, Italy, Turkey, and the
Balkan states, now officially demob
ilising, may also be held guilty of
What are these soldiers of fortune
to do? If they were numbered In
tens they could probably get a con
genial Job In Mexico. But even the
French Foreign Legion conld not
take a fraction of their number. As
It Is they are "carrying on," and are
more largely responsible than states
men and policies for the continu
ance of the tbree-and-twenty or so
wars still raging In Europe.
The recent real war naturally at
tracted all the original soldiers of
fortune from all parts of the world.
Ton can't legislate a born adventurer
to the fireside and when the armis
tice was signed last November, manv
of these enthusiasts found another
opening In the extraordinary crop of
campaigns being waged in Russia
and the Baltic provinces. When the
British war office called for volun
teers to rescue the marooned Arch
angel and Murmansk forces, it easily
obtained all the men It wanted. The
number of officers and ex-officers
applying was remarkable. They
were of the old adventurer type, and
were so determined to get back to
war that they resigned commissions
wholesale and enlisted in the ranks.
All the units of the relief force had
bunches of privates who had com
manded battalions, batteries and
companies in France and elsewhere.
Were they content to stay in such
units there would not be too much
harm done, and they could doubtless
obtain their fill of fighting, but the
oldler of fortune abhors routine,
and the ex-officer hungers for com
mand. He usually obtains it in "na
tive levies" who can be brought to
efficiency by his experience and
methods of instruction. The new na
tions, like the Esthonians, Letts, Ll
thunlans, Czecho-Slovaks, Jugo
slavs, Sileslans, Ukrainians and oth
ers who had not hitherto had much
opportunity of fighting as independ
ent peoples, were flattered by the
Invasion of military instructors, men
who had won fame on the field of
Armageddon, and once the soldier
of fortune obtained a tooting, he
soon found openings for men of hlB
But the profession has become
overcrowded, and already the world,
tired of war, Is objecting. In the
Australian parliament recently,
members protested against the pres
ence of Australian soldiers in the
British North Russian force, and the
minister of defense had to promise
to endeavor to secure their return.
The London "Daily Herald" protested
against the attempt of the Lithuanian
military mission in Paris to recruit
brigade of (000 Americans for
service against Germans and Bol
shevists alike. Incidentally the
Lithuanians are said to have secured
many American and British volun
teers,' but there is a strong move
ment afoot for international action
to prevent this armed Intervention
In the affairs of other nations by
International would-be Napoleons. .
The "Sunday Express," said "These
Individuals are irresponsible, their
own native countries have no con
trol or authority over them, and
they are a perpetual menace to the
maintenance of peace. . They are the
enemies of civilisation, and civiliza
tion will have to concert measures
to deal with the adventurer as an in
There Is a fine chance for the
League of Nations to draw up a new
nd drastic list of penalties for vio
lators of an international "Foreign
LONDON In 118 thirty-five new
languages were added to the publi
cations of the British and Foreign
Bible society, making 617 In which
f he Bible is printed,
NORTH WAS FROZEN
IP SOLID THIS YEAR
NOME, Alaska. (By Mall.) Ice
conditions In the Arctic this year
have been the most unusual in years,
according to the reports brought
here by the United States coast
guard cutter Bear. The Ice pack,
the Bear reported, was found to ex
tend further south than at any time
since the vessel began Its patrol of
far northern waters, the pack, heavy
and solid, extending to about 100
miles north of Poin Lay or 80 miles
south of Wainrigbt.
Along the lower endge of the pack
thousands of walrus were encounter-
. ed by the cutter, the ice being liter
'ally black with the huge mammals
This, officers of the vessel said, was
, another evidence that the ice was
solid for a great distance to the
north as the walrus stay cIobb to
! open water.
! The Bear, because of the ice con
i ditions, was unable to reach Point
i Barrow and Wainrlghi, and Its off!
;cers expressed the belief that pass
age to the Mackenzie river section
this year may be prevented.
Revs. C. F. Koehler and J. W.
Hoyt are back from Merrill where
they bad been' attending the fall ses
sion of Presbytery. The principal
feature of the meeting was the in
stallatlon of Rev. Aaron Wolfe, D.
D. aB paBtor of the Merrill church.
which took place on Tuesday night.
Presbyterian interests in tbia part of
the state were foun din splendid con
dition and with a bright outlook for
the future. Strong resolutions ask
ing an early ratification of the treaty
of peace and tbe League of Nations
were passed by hearty and unani
At a congregational meeting held
In the Presbyterian church yesterday
morning after the regular service
Rev. C. F. Koehler, the stated supply
of that church for the past year, 'was
given an unanimous call by the con
gregation to become their pastor, at
a salary not leas than 11500 a year,
with the manse and a month's" va
cation each year.- Mr. Koehler fin
ished his year's work for which he
had been appointed on October 1, and 1
he and his family have been so pop-.
ular with . the congregation that
there were no dissenting votes when
it came to calling him to preside,
over the congregation permanently.
The installation of Mr. Koehler will
undoubtedly take place soon.
Yesterday was an off day for au
tomobillsts, according to the acci
dents that have been reported to
have occurred on the streets of this
city. A car driven by a Carlin boy
turned turtle on the Boulevard yes
terday, .caused, according to the
driver, by the steering wheel cramp
ing. Two cars came together on
East Main street, one of which came
down South Pioneer avenue while
the other came up Main. The collis
ion resulted In some damage to the
cars. A Howard boy riding a bicy
cle collided with an automobile on
East Main street near the Congrega
tional church last evening. He was
picked up by E. D. Briggs, who hap
pened along with his car at the time,
and was taken to his home on Union
street. He apparently was not badly
EUGENE HONORS MEN WHO
FOUGHT WITH ARTILLERY
EUGENE Members of the old 2d
and 3d companies of the Oregon
coast artillery which left here on
July 25, 1917, are to be honored In
a handsome and permanent way
with, the placing of a tablet bearing
their names Id a local armory. The
tablet is to be of solid bronze, about
four by five feet and will bear the
name of every Eugene man who left
with the two companies.
The cost of the plate will be paid
from a fund left by the two com
panies when they were mustered Into
A committee composed of Major
W. G. White, Captain Bolton Ham
ble and Major W. L. Coppernoll, all
former coast artillery officers, has
charge of the plan and work on the
tablet will be started as soon as an
authentic list of names can be se
Following Is the egg report sent
out weekly by A. C. Briggs, secretary
of the Ashbellent Egg association
for the month of September:
September 6, 412 dozen at 64
September 13, 287 dozen at 66
September 20, 281 dozen at (0
September 27, 868 dozen at (4
cents. . .
While the quantity of eggs are con
siderably decreasing the price is
raising and will continue to do so for
the next four months. By February
the production of eggs will begin to
Votes tor all American women in
tbe 1920 elections was made a part
of the organized farmers' program,
at the conference of the National
Board of Farm Organizations Just
concluded in Washington.
Mrs. Benigna Q. Kalb, of the Texas
Farm Women and the National Farm
Women's Congress, Introduced a res
olution calling for immediate special
legislative sessions in all states
where majorities of the legislatures
are known to be iu favor of the rat
ification of the suffrage amendment.
The resolution was unanimously
recommended by the resolutions com
mittee and adopted by unanimous
vote of the conference, of which
there were between two and three
hundred delegates from practically
Sixteen states have already rati
fied. Two in which ratification is
assured, have called special sessions,
Utah and Colorado. Of tbe legisla
tures which meet in regular session
next January only four can be count
ed upon to act favorably on the suf
frage amendment. This leaves four
teen states In which special sessions
must be called. The legislatures of
seventeen are polled and show a ma
jority for suffrage. The governors
of fourteen have promised special
sessions, but have so far, failed to
set a date. These must now be per
mitted to delay beyond the first of
the year tor it will mean little tor
women to vote In November, 1920,
if tbey have not been enfranchised
in time to take part In the primaries
and party conventions of next spring.
All farmerB for their own Interest
as well as In Justice to the women
of the nation should exert their full
Influence In behalf of immediate spe
The sixteen states which have rat
ified are: Wisconsin, Michigan,
Kansas, Ohio, New York, Illinois,
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas,
Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Montana,
Nebraska, New Hampshire, Minneso
ta, The vocational rehabiltatlon law
was amended by congress on July
11. Under the law as it now stands
the federal board for vocational ed
ucation, the agency charged with its
administration, is not a free lance,
... m.n it
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DC, UUI musi wvia wuuiu mo ilium
of the law. It may be Interesting to
, v.o tio. onrf limit..
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UUUB ui me uuuiu m ito ucuuii&d
with disabled soldiers
The federal board can:
1. Provide training for men
whose disabilities due to service pro -
hlblt their return to the old Jobs.
2. Provide maintenance for such
men while ln training.
3. Provide allowances for families
of men In training under section 2 of
4. Provide free tuition tor men
whose disabilities do not constitute
a vocational handicap, but who de
sire training for Improvement.
6. Certify disabled men wbo are
otherwise eligible for civil service
(. Provide equipment as books,
tools, etc., for men in training.
The federal board cannot:
1. Provide support for all dis
2. Provide training for all dis
3. Provide training for men
whose disabilities do not prohibit a
return to thlr former occupations,
unless they have been awarded com
pensation under tbe Bureau of War
4. Provide maintenance during
training for men . whose disabilities
due to service do not prevent tlfeir
return to the old Job.
6. Provide allowances for the
families ot men in training under
section 3 of tbe act.
6. Provide support for disabled
men eligible for training immediate
ly on discharge from the service.
Mrs. Mattie Sleeth, state presi
dent of the W. C. T. U arrived Mon
day night from Portland to be ready
for tbe opening session of tbe state
convention, 11 a. m., Wednesday.
Other state officers will arrive to
night, and tomorrow will see the
meeting in full swing.
This is an invitation to all who be
lieve in safeguarding our boys and
girls, who feel that love of country
demands that we raise up sons and
daughters fitted in every way to
serve our country, who know that we
must answer unto God tor the lives
of those whom He has given us.
FANCY GOATS IN DEMAND
DALLAS, Ore. U. 8. Grant of this
city, one of the best known breeders
of blooded Angora goats in the Pa
cific northwest, recently shipped sev
eral animals from his herd to dif
ferent parts of the country, one ani
mal going to a breeder In Arizona
and six to Hot Springs, Ariz.
Mr. Grant, who Is president of the
National Angora Goat Breeders' as
sociation, has shipped many goats
the past few months and now has
more orders for fancy stock than be
Chemawa Several new buildings
to be erected tor Indian school here,
Five boys, all within the ages of
16 and 17, were caught on the Sis
kiyou mountains yesterday with
Chandler car which they had stolen
In Portland last Wednesday and
were attemDtlng to get away with Into
California. The arrest was made by
Chief J. W. Hatcher und 0. M. Robl -
son. The Doys were nrst detected' --- o-
camped by the Jackson hot springs , "ted.
where they approached Fire Chief! During the first six months of
Robison as he was passing on his!1919- 18 DePle were k'lled. 1
way to Talent and asked him to haul 'ured 811(1 233 automobiles damaged
them out as they could not start their or destroyed ln graae crossing accl
car. Thinking the outfit looked sus-. dents on tne Southern Pacific. Near-
nlclous Mr.-Robison on his return
to Ashland notified the chief of po-
lice, and the latter started In search
of them. The boy meantime had
got the car started and had come into
Ashland and one had approached tho
Ford garage, aBklng to trade a spot -
light for some gasoline. This boy
the police nabbed and found from
him that the others had started out
over the mountain with only two gal
lons of gasoline In tholr possession.
Chief Hatcher telephoned out to
Dunn's construction camp asking the
men there to hold the boys if they
could until he got out. This was ac
comnllshed by the construction crew
running a truck across the road, and 1
when the fugitives same up a man
was Innocently tinkering with the '
car that obstructed the road, and the 1
boys unsmpectedly awaited until the!
mart rnnM he Bleared. when thpv I
were approached by Chief Hatcher
and Mr. Robison.
On looking at the license number
Mr. Hatcher found It belonged to a
car of another make, but he found
the number on the engine correal sorrow ana gnei lo some in
sponded with that belonging to the! dlvl,1,laI' and the latest fety de
Chandler car of F. M. Seller of Port- vlce known ,s a care,ul man'
land. He arrested the boys who later
confessed that they had taken the'
car and had changed the number of
the license. The boys were brought
Into Ashland and locked up and two
men came on lust night from Port
land to take the boys back.
The boys had taken a robe nnd a
canteen from the car of J. C. Poor
Friday night which was found in
the om automobile, as were also
the tooU and pump taken from tho
car of Miss Estelle tin also Friday
I The Ashland Parent-Teachers'
relation have heen notified that their
. Invitation to the Mothers' Congress
'ana State Parent-Teacners' assocla-
,tion which meets In Medford three
j days this week has been accepted to
spe"d the one day In Ashland. The
'conference will begin Wednesday
jand last three days. Thursday, Oc
WDer , tne associations win come 10
Ashland as guests of the local assocl-
ation, and will hold their business
sessions In Auxiliary hall. Lunch
eon will be served the delegates at
the Senior High school at noon. This
will be prepared and served by the
domestic science teacher and her
class, the luncheon to be provided by
the Parent-Teachers association. The
Medford association will provide au
tomobiles for all delegates to and
from this city.
Some Southern Pacific railroad
men employed at Weed came over
to Ashland recently to spend the
evening with friends in this city, ex
pecting to return on train No. 15
which leaves here at 12:20 midnight.
This was during the cave-in ot the
tuunel down the road, and what was
tbe consternation of visitors on ar
riving at tbe station at a late hour
to discover that 15 was annulled.'
There was nothing to do but to hire
a car and make the trip over the
mountan in the midnight darkness,'
so a Ford was commandeered and
the journey started in fear and
trembling, as the tires were not in
the best ot condition. Two men had
negotiated to make the trip, but three
more Bhowed up in the same straits,
and the number had reached five
when the start was finally made.
With extreme caution the hard trip
was made, the occupant, of the car
trusting to tbe providence that looks
after those who stray from home at a
late hour, and in this their trust was
not betrayed, as tbey reached to
within a mile from home when a tire
blew up. As this was much better
than they bad hoped for at the start '
of their Journey they hiked tbe bal-
ance of the way with great rejoicing,
RUSSIA 18 TRADE "OUTLAW"
WASHINGTON. Russia alone of
all the nations ot the world is "out
lawed" to American trude under new
regulations Issued by the war trade
board section of the state depart
ment. Trading, with the exception of
certain articles, may now be carried
on with Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria
and -Armtrla without individual ex
port licenses. Trading in arms, mu
nitions and explosives Is prohibited
without license to China and the) "Oh!" exclaimed the "rat," turn
exportation of wheat and wheat flour' ng despondently away,
still remains in the hand, of the' rook called after him that Oer
wheat director. many had lost the war and that the
With tbe new regulation., restrhv United 8tates had gone "dry."
tlons on American trading which'
were promulgated during the war Pendleton authorizes more paving
are almost completely removed
To Be Observed
No accident week on all railroads
will commence October 18 and end
October 31. This will be observed
on the Southern Pacific ail along the
line, and tuu local yard will make a
a ! particular effort to record a period
of no accidents of any nature during
that time. During tbe no accident
week observed last June accidents
J we,e reduced to such an extent that
, 11 wa hardly Possible for some to
I Kollova that anth rnml wnrlr aaiiM ka
W all of these accidents were caused
by carelessness on the part of auto-
moDU anvers. in other words that
of the 233 accidents, 111 tried to beat
tne traln at the crossing; 59 ran Into
! tne traln ln8tead of the train Into
!,hBm; 19 ran l,,to and bro) dowl
crossing gates lowered to protect
them from passing trains: 3 ran
down and Injured crossing flagmen,
and 30 stalled on tbe track.
A passenger train moving; at a
maximum permlssable speed on un
restricted track covers one half mile
ln three fifths of a minute, and ob
structs a highway crossing only
about seven seconds, therefore It
would be much bette'- to wa" this
Drlef Period tuan t0 attempt to cross
before the tValn has passed,
Durlng the first six months of
1919 tnera wa" 8 net decrease in the
number of casualties on the railroads
under federal control of 21,390 com
pared wtih the first six months of
1918. These casualties Include the
employes and public.
Remember that every accident
Klamath district of the Methodist
Episcopal church will get a pew su-
perintendent this year to fill the
place of Rev. C. A. Edwards, who has
been acting in that capacity since
the death of Rev. H. J. Van Fossen
Tills will be S. A. Danford of Spring'
field, and Is the only change mnde
In the personnel of the superintend'
ents. Rev. Edwards comes back to
the Ashland church for the third
Medford has a change In pa.
'tors this year, while the churches of
Talent, Gold Hill and Wagner Creek
will have one pastor to fill all pur-
l)Ua- Following are the appoint-
. . , , . . ,
ments l Klamath district as read
it the closing session ot Oregon
conference In Salem:
S. A. Danforth, superintendent;
Ashland, C. A. Edwards; Bonanza,
C. W. Pokub; Ciinyonvllle, C. C.
Coop; Central Point, to be supplied;
Grants Pass, Joseph Knotts; Klam
ath Falls, Sam J. Chnney; Klamath
Indian mission to be supplied; Lake
View, N. A. Christensen; Medford,
E. E. Gilbert; Oakland, L. C. Carroll,
PalBley, R. J. L. McKelvey; Pine
Creek, to be supplied; Roseburg, F.
W. Keagy; Roseburg circuit, R. S.
Bishop; Sutherlin and Wilbur, Geo.
S. Trltes; Talent, Gold Hill and
Wagner Creek. C. G. Morris; Wilder
ville, H. W. Rummell, Yainax, L. F.
Belknap; Yoncalla, R. A. Hutchin
son. Editing an army hospital newspa
per Ib the task of Miss Luclle MeBS
ner, an Oregon girl who has been at
tached to the construction division
of the United States army for the
past eight months. Miss Messner,
whose home is in Medford, Ore., is
editor-ln-chlef of Tenshun 21, an
eight-page Bheet published weekly
for the patients and personnel of
Army General Hospital 21, Denver,
Miss Messner was a student in the
first class in occupational therapy to
be given by Reed College. She was
appointed a reconstruction aide last
February and stationed ut Fort Des
Moines, la., for six months. Early In
August she was transferred to the
army hospital at Denver and after
five weeks ot work on that post was
made editor ot the hospital publica
tion. Miss Messner Is a former Univer
sity of Oregon girl, having majored
In Journalism at that institution.
"DKSKRT RAT" WANTED
ONLY PRIZEFIGHT NEWS
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal. "Who
won the fight?"
M. L. Cook, a civil engineer, has
returned to San Bernardino with an
amusing anecdote of how that ques-
tlon was asked him by a "desert
rat" In the Desert Queen vulley, 100
miles out on the Mojave desert,
where communication with the
world In general is exceedingly In
frequent. "What fight?" demanded Cook.
"Why, the Wlllard-Dempsey fight,
of course," replied the "rat." "There
ain't been any other, has they?"
So Cook "broke" what he termed
"the sad news" of the result of the
ring battle of July 4.
The Women's Christian Temper -
ance Union will hold their state 0r
Victory convention in Ashland thlsjnient to secure tederal aid for ex
week, beginning Wednesday. October! service men who wish to attend
8. and continuing over Thursday and hih.
PriHv fv.k. m v . i higher Institutions of learning along
Friday. October and 1 0. Elaborate the same line. a. th state aid which
i preparations are being made by the i,. , , , '
I,-.. Proven so successful in inducing
I ocal union tor the entertainment of Oregon's returned soldier, and 1
, the delegate, expected from all over! 0 t0 enter eoltolM nf thA . Tho
the state, and an Interesting program i.m....i . . . .
v j - . ABhland post hat taken up the mat-
has been arranged for the three days, .r .ith ..... .. a u
. .. ' ',ter with state headquarters and hopes
Wednesday Morning, Oct. B.
10:00 Official Board meeting.
11:00 Executive Committee meet
ing. 11:3 0 Seating convention.
12:00 Noontide prayer.
2:00 p. m. Convention called to or
der. Consecration service led by 8tate
Appointment of Committl.es.
Reports of officer.
6:00 p. m. Tllton's orchestra.
Devotional service, Rev. A. C. Ed'
Music Male quartet.
Welcome to Ashland:
city Mayor Lamkln; for
Isters D. D. Edwards;
schools Prof. O. A. Briscoe; for the
Federated clubs Mrs. C. B. Lam'
kin; for W. C. T. U. Dr. Keeney
Response Mrs. O. L, Buland of
Solo Mrs. Esther Asheraft.
Address Rev. C. F. Koehler.
Music Mixed Quartet.
Thursday Morning October 9.
9:30 Devotions, Mrs. Beal B. In
Memorial Service Mrs
Reports of Committees.
Election of Officers?
Pledges for Year Book.
1:30 P. M. Devotions, Mrs. Elva
Pledges for State Work.
County President's Hour, Mrs.
Topic "What la Your Ambition
for next Year for Your
Cradle Roll of Recruits.
Superintendents' Hour, Mrs. M. L. T.
Topic "How Ha. the Jubilee Drive
Helped Your Department
and How Has It Been Help
ed by It?"
'8:00 P. M. Tllton's orchestra.
Devotional service, Rec. W. N.
Music, male quartet,
Drill by children, "Patriotio Pro
hibition." Reading, Mr. R. P. Campbell, (Dick
Solo, Mrs. Hockett.
Address, "Law Enforcement," At'
torney General Brown ot Salem.
Friday Morning, Oct. 10.
9:30 Official Board meeting.
Election of the nominee, of
Presentation of prises gained In
Award ot Jubilee pennant.
Invitation, for next convention.
2:00 P. M. Devotional.
Reading of minute.
Medford Night Program fur
nished by Medford W. C. T. V.
Tho chairmen of tbe committees In
rhnrge ot the convention will be:
Executive, Dr. Ferris; entertainment,
Mrs. Julia Hockett; publicity, Mr.
Stella Leavitt; reception. Mrs. Elva
Hobart; Information, Boy Scout;
parade. Dr. Ferris: badges and ush
ers, Mrs. Alice Jlllson.
CORN AND 8ALMOT SEIZED
SAN ANTONIO. Texas. Canned
tomatoes, corn and salmon approxi
mating 9000 ease, valued at $25.
000, have been seized at the ware
house of 8wlft A Co., at Bowl and
Douglas, Ariz., by agents of th de
partment of Justice.
Cottage Grove Local ma raise
17 ton of bean on three acre,
bringing him 1.700.
! A,nUnd P0,t. No- H. of the
Amerlc,a Legion, Is back of a move-
to cut tha f .
. .-- . 1 '
In Oregon ot their plan to send the
i Oregon delegates to the national con
tention of the American Legion at
Minneapolis, instructed to Introduce
a resolution before that convention
urging congress to pas. an act mod
eled along the line of tbe Oregon act
tor financial aid tor educational pur
poses. In Oregon the state furnishes
finances to the ex-service man at
tending a state institution of learning
in an amount not to exceed twenty
five dollar, a month. Nearly 1200
men have already taken advantage
of the aet and Ut success is indicat
ed by the fact that every higher
Institution of learning in the state Is
crowded to capacity, according to
statistic compiled by the Ashland
post. Over twice as many Ashland
boys are entering colleges this year
than have ever before gone from the
city for that purpose.
The Ashland American Legion
passed the following resolution:
Whereas, In Oregon the state fi
nancial aid for educational purposes
furnished through a recent act of the
state legislature, has resulted in
large number ot ex-service men
seeking a higher education who oth
erwise would have been unable to af
ford the expenses of a college course,
Whereas, The success this project
has scored in Oregon would seem ti
recommend It as a matter worthy of
federal action so that the ex-Bervlce
men ot the country at large may re
ceive the same benefits as the ex
service men ot Oregon, and
Whereas, It I. deemed that no
more profitable Investment to the
country at large can be made than
that of assisting the ex-service imn
to a higher education and therehv
ralslng tbe standards of ability and
efficiency of the country at large,
Be It Resolved, That Ashland post
No. 14, requests the Oregon statu
branch of the American Legion to
instruct the Oregon delegate, to the
national convention of the American
Legion to urge thci adoption by that
body ot a resolution calling for leg.
illation by the congress of the Unit
ed States ot an act giving the op
portunity of financial aid somewhat
along the line of that provided by
tha Oregon financial educational aid
act to the ex-iervict men and women
ot the country, and
Be It Further Resolved, That the
state officers of th American Le-
gion in Oregon be requested to lay
the matter of such instruction of the
Oregon delegates before every local
post In Oregon.
Passed by unanimous vote at
meeting of Ashland post, No. 14,
American Legion, held September
NEW YORK. 8hlve of Import
er' (tore are absolutely bare ot
European goods, according to traders
ot this olty. Sine most of the for
eign good! coming from Europe go
through New York, the situation
here I considered Indicative of the
rest of the country.
Importer lay there ha never
been time when European good,
were so scarce and they find the sit
uation growing more difficult in
stead of Improving, since tbe war
ended. Tbi I laid to shortage of
materials and labor trouble In Eu
rope and discontinuance of stimulat
During the war, European countre
made a special effort to ship their
goods to America for the effect it
would have on the exchange, which
at that time was made stable by In
ternational agreement. Exchange
has dropped since peace was declared
and no effort I any longer made
by government to stimulate trade.
Th result I that fewer goods are
being sent to Amerlea now than dur-
Ing tha war, according to Importer.
This ipplles especially to manufac
tured product, such as tools, small
machines, clothing material and
Many New York Importing house
which specialized In European good
are now almost without a business.
Some would close their doors. It I.
tald, If it were not for th hop that
condition will Improve very toon,
when labor condition In Europe and
trad flow this way again.
Word come to local Insurance
Agent through th Oregon Rating
Bursal that th 10 per cent emer
gency surcharge which became ef
fective November 7. 1118, 1 now ab
rogated on all policies. This mea
are want Into affect October 1, lilt,