Image provided by: Washington County Cooperative Library Service; Hillsboro, OR
About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 22, 1918)
A L E T T E R TO T H E C OUN
TRY F O L K S FROM
U N C L E SAM
F 0 C H S P O IL S H U N 'S P L A N S B ILLIO N B U D G E T TOO S M A L L
STATE NEW S
Foe’ s Work o f Four Months Undone Amount Necessary for Railroads Held
In Three Weeks.
to He $1,097,31)8.000.
III Oil TAX POLICY
Washington, D. C.— Tho so called
With the Freuch Army In France.—
The situation since the battle of the biliiou dollar budget approved early
Avre shows a change, which for rapid this year by Director-General McAdoo
By HIRAM MOE GREENS.
tty and extent has rarely been ap for railroad Improvements and equtp-
Editor Woman'« World.
proached in military history. Marshal inent has proved insufficient to meet Answer to British Shows Ob
Koch's strategy and masterly tactics war needs and It has been Increased
W. N. Clark, of the North Bend bo*
have In three weeks wrested from the to $1,097,398,000. or $156.000,000 more
Dear Nephews and Nieces:
Germans what required four months than the original aggregate of budgets
Even before you open this letter I on the Southern Oregon mill and yard for them to obtain at a cost variously of all federally controlled roads. This
at Empire, where the mill will be re
estimated at from 700,000 to 1,000,000 was disclosed Saturday iu a detailed
know that you will know what It Is
constructed and placed In shape for men.
report of capital expenditures author-
Some one of you— Lemuel service.
The immediate results o f the coun lied to date.
Jones I guess It was— «aid the last time
Moat of the lncreaae was made nec
Hunting parties who have been In ter offensives which w ill have the
I was out to your house for Sunday
the mountains along the coast at New greatest bearing on subsequent opera essary by the growing need for cars
dinner, that 1 hardly ever came around
port since the opening of the deer sea tions are the clearing of the Chateau- and locomotives. Originally $486.000,-
and almost never wrote, unless It was son are coming in wet and bedraggled Thlerry pocket, ending the menace to 000 waa authorized for purchase of
about money matters. Well, I guess from the continuous rainfall since Epernay and Paris; the liberation of new rolling stock, but this has been Carranza Announces He Declines to
that Lem Is about right, but as the fel August 15.
Montdtdier, ending the menace to raised to $665,686,000 by huge orders
Recognize Right o f Foreign Na
low said when some one offered him
Amiens; the freeing of the important placed by the railroad admlulatratlou.
The run of calmon In the Umpqua
For additions and betterments. In-
sympathy because he lost a couple -of this year is unusually heavy, and the eastern railroad lino from Paris to
tions to Enter Protest».
fingers In a corn shredder, “ You can’t prospects are for a good seasou. ac Chalons and the equally Important eluding new yard and Industry tracks.
terminal facilities, bridge« and sta
feel any worse about It than I do."
cording to George E. Campbell, of Gar northern line from Paris to Amiens,
I'm sorry that this unfortunate af diner, who is engaged In fishing op reMoring to *he allies means of com tions, the budgots of Brat-class roads
munication which give them enor provided originally for $433,000,000.
fair that we are In Is taking so much erations there.
Washington, D. C.— The Mexican
mously greater ease In future move This has been pared down to $404,000,-
money. But I ’m glad right down to
has made an unsatisfac
000, chargeable to capital accounts,
No payments w ill be required of ments of troops.
the very bottom o f my heart that we firms coming under the workmen's
These successes render impossible but additional work costing $106.000,- tory reply to the protest of Oreat Brit
can raise the money to see the whole compensation act during September, any rupture of the line which would 000 has been authorized, to be charged
ain against taxes ou oil properties.
thing through. I know you w ill raise that month having been declared an separate the French armies of the to operation ezpenses. The $20,000,-
So far from mitigating the severity
“ exempted month” by the industrial center from those to the east, or a 000 approved early this year for ex-
It— but we’ll come to that later.
rupture of the junction between the tensions and branch tracks has been of the original decree of February 27
The other day I was In New York accident commission.
raised to $35,000,000.
last, imposing new taxes and restric
and I went out to see one o f those big
Albany College will open its next French and British.
The most disastrous consequence to
The $1,097,000,000 now authorised tions upon tbs foreign owners and
transports for soldiers. There were school year on September 23, instead
the Germans, aside from the heavy for additions, betterments and equip
little tugs all around her waiting to of on September 16. as originally plan
losses they sustained in men and ma ment does not include an additional operators of oil properties In Mexico,
get her headed straight Into the stream ned. The opening has been delayed terlal, is the collapse of their plan to $125.652,000 which will be considered the reply of the Mexican government
and further down, near the Statue of because of the demand for help In har drive wedges Into the allied lines and a« part of railway operating expenses. to the British protest against that de
Liberty some battleships were waiting vesting crops o f all kinds.
the subsequent widening and Joining
The huge program of railway Im cree has. In the opinion of officials
to convoy the transport. It was an In
Under the budget of the Applegrow which would have threatened general provement Indicated by these new fig
ures is now being carried out, partly here, only added to its obnoxious na
teresting sight. It meant so much. And ers’ association of Hood River, just dislocation.
with the aid of an army of engineers, ture.
I couldn’t keep my Adam's apple In
Borne time ago American Interests.
Its place, and there was a kind of a charge o f 26 cents per box for apples the salient wedg« s wrested the Initia laborers, masons, builders, steam
mist before my eyes— until through the and 10 cents for pears may be made tive in operations from the Germans, shovels, telephone linemen and track-1 with the knowledge and sympathetic
layers in thousands of places a lo ng th n support of the state department, sent
tears I was trying to hold back. I saw for handling the fruit the coming year. at once obliging them either to order
a general jetreat to a strong line such rail lines. The biggest single Item in representatives to Mexico with the
Eb Root’s boy, George, looking over
The prohibition party has filed the as the Somme or to engage reserves. the additions and betterments consists purpose of arriving at an amicable ad
the rail on the top deck. The last following certificates of nominations The enemy adopted the second alter of yard trackB, sidings and Industry justment o f the grave issues arising
time I had seen him he was cultivat and acceptance with Secretary Olcott, native which, having failed, makes tracks.
from the determination of the Mexi
ing corn on that ten acre piece down all as candidates for representative eventual retirement immensely more
The actual outlay under the tm can government to enforce this new
on the state road next to Asa Haf- from Multnomah county: Joseph K. difficult.
provement program has been about oil decree.
Hart, Eugene E. Smith, William F.
It wan hoped that In this unofficial
The first phase of the battle of the $400,000,000, officials estimate. Actual
Somehow when I saw that boy up Amos, Herbert Gordon and H. L. Idle- A vre finds the French with a footing roports show $221,914.000 up to July way. If the Mexican government was
upon Thiescourt plateau, west o f Noy 1, including $102,000,000 for additions disposed to be at all fair In Its treat
there I didn’t want to cry. My blood man.
Whether Salem shall have a machine on, which has vital importance In fu and betterments, $111.000,000 for cars ment of the Americana who had in
got warm Instead o f cold and every
ture operations. The Germans must and locomotives and $8,000,000 for ex vested so heavily In the development
muscle In my body was as taut as a gun company or not as a part of the
of Mexican oil properties. It would be
either capture thla at high cost, if tensions.
violin string. My heart Just swelled In
possible to arrange a new scale of tax
they can, or abandon Noyon, which
my body. In all my life I never felt so
ation that would be profitable to the
to be held In Portland this week, ac means the fall of Koye and Lassigny,
proud and so much like being able to cording to a statement made by Adju which already are under Imminent
Mexican government without being
fight, ns I did then.
tant-General William s to Governor menace of capture.
Following discouraging reports from
The disaster which menaced General
And I said to myself, “There goes Withycombe.
these personal representatives of the
von Hutier's army has been averted
Eb Root’s boy. George. He Is only one
The first carload of Bartlett pears for the moment. The few narrow pas
oil Interests, the letter of Secretary
boy In a million and more that are
harvested at Hood River this season
Aguilar, In answer to the British pro
over there now. But there are others was shipped east Monday night. The sages which now are open for the
The farmer Is the most essential test. Is taken as conclusive evidence
like him. and the folks back home they fruit was packed in refrigerated rooms withdrawal of his stores are so bar
that the Mexican government has not
rassed by the bombs of aviators and factor in winning the war.
will stand back of him, and all, every and shipped to market in iced cars.
The patriotism of the American in any degree changed its original pur
the fire of heavy artillery that prompt
thing. that he and his comrades, and The total Bartlett crop w ill reach ap escape is impossible, rendering prob farmer has been tested and proven, pose to carry out the decree, not only
the ships and the men and the flag that proximately 50 carloads. More than able a desperate effort by the Ger the evidence comes from public o ffi as to English properties, but as to
25 carloads of D’Anjous w ill be har mans to cling to their 1914 lines.
files over them stood for."
cials high in authority who state that American and all other foreign Inter
I could not feel and I do not feel vested.
our soldiers and sailors at home, ests.
abroad and on the firing line are be
Regarding tho contention In the
now. that the folks back home would
A new two-story brick business block
ing well fed. Not only has the Am eri Mexican note that the decree applies
waste anything that might help t° on the corner of Sixth and Main street,
can farmer produced quantities of food equally to M exlcansfes well as to for
bring George Root back. I know Just to be constructed by H. L. Bristol, is
for the American army, he has also eigners. It is pointed out that this Is
as well as I know my own name that the latest evidence o f the development
quantities of food for all the only technically true, as nearly all the
George Root and the boys like him
allies, and upon the American farmer oil properties are foreign owned, and
would not offer themselves as the su o f the building w ill be occupied by
London.— Action suggestive of an ul depends principally the production of Mexican« consequently are unaffected
preme sacrifice to our cause, and those Kay Sugarman, clothier. The second timatum to the Bolshevik government food that will make It possible to keep by the decree, which amounts to 100
floor of the new building w ill be de
for whom they were fighting be small
is reported to have been taken by the up the fight until victory Is won.
per cent Increase in the tax. beside
voted to office quarters.
and niggardly about doing their part.
allied powers. This move, which is
The serious question that now con containing features that look to the
referred to in Moscow advices by way fronts the farmer Is what can quickest actual confiscation of a large propor
During this coming year It will be
necessary for us to spend twenty-four Canning Kitchen has been open it has of Berlin, has taken the form of a and best be done to replace man and tion of the forelgn-owned oil lands.
billion dollars. It Is a tremendous sum. prepared 193 quarts of canned fruit demand for an explanation of the war animal power that is being so rapidly
and vegetables and 42 glasses of Jelly. talk recently attributed to Premier Le- taken from the farms. As the army
But Is not too much to pay for a world
These supplies are being prepared for
Increases in number, the necessity for A U G U S T 24 IS S E T AS
at peace, with us all as free as God use in m ilitary cantonments, and the nine.
The diplomatic representatives of Increased food production becomes
Intended we should be.
R E G IS T R A T IO N DAY
work is under the direction o f the wo the allies are said to have handed a more and more Imperative.
But remember that our total annual men’s committee for Linn county of collective note to W ar Minister Trotz-
Something like two million men and
Washington, D. C.— Registration on
Income, all o f us put together. Is only the state council of defense.
ky demanding within three days an a million and a half working animals Saturday, August 24. o f all youtha who
about fifty billion dollars, and so It Is
explanation of Prem ier Lenine's threat have been taken from the farms.
have reached the age of 21 since the
On the same farm on which a large that Russia would “ declare war
going to take about half o f all our In
It is quite evident that the draft age second registration last June 5 was
come this next year. That means that rattlesnake was killed a few weeks against Anglo-French imperialism.’’
is going to be extended to Include ordered Wednesday by Provost Mar
ago— the farm o f James Nichols, near
you must stop all waste. Our waste
male citizens from eighteen to forty- shal General Crowder under a procla
Plainview— a blowsnake 46'i- inches in
It was reported on Monday that Pre five years of age. This act will make mation by the president. The purpose
runs into the millions. You must stop length was killed Friday. This blow-
that waste and then you must put 4hls snake was the first snake o f the -kind mier Lenine and W ar Minister Trotz- a further enormous decrease in farm Is to add quickly to the almost ex
hausted clans 1 to meet army draft
saving with other money you have In ever seen in that vicinity, and was the ky had fled from Moscow to the naval help.
stronghold of Kronstadt, and that the
A truth that every American recog calls in September.
Liberty Bonds. It Is the surest, safest largest snake of any kind ever killed
Bolshevik government would follow nizes and is proud of Is, that Am eri
About 150,000 young men will regls
Investment you can make. You have near there.
can Ingenuity has always been able ter. Most of them will qualify for
my personal guarantee and you know
Owing to the difficulties of commu- to meet every absolute public neces class 1 and therefore will join the
Comparison of the piece and day
I have never failed on anything I have work systems was made by Governor nication with Russia, it seemB prob sity and so it is that American ability army probably within a month after
ever attempted, and though I hardly Withycombe relative to the convicts able that the above dispatch has been has come to the aid of the agrlcui- their names are recorded.
need to add It— I never will fall.
employed at the penitentiary flax delayed In transit and refers to an turists in these strenuous times.
It was announced that the suggested
has date, September 5, would not be the
Adjust your affairs to meet these plant, with all of the odds favoring the event of several days ago.
Lenine's declaration was made prior reached that stage of perfection that day for the registration of men from
new conditions. I know I can depend piece work system for that institution
upon you. Gorge Root and every boy at least. He declares that the convicts to August 9, when American Consul it can now be successfully used on all 18 to 45, even If congress passes the
In a U. S. uniform knows that you will who produce work on the plan of a Poole at Moscow Informed the state classes o f farms from the largest bill, because several o f the largest
department at Washington that Le ranch to the small vineyard or or states In the union hold primary elec
do your part, and so do the mother’s straight 25 cents per day for their la
bor take their time at the job and nine had told a gathering of soviets chard.
tions on that date.
sons o f Britain. France, Belgium and
stretch it out as long as possible, while that a state o f war existed between
Tractors that will do good work are
There w ill be no new drawing to
Italy— our allies— know you will do the piece-work men work at feverish the Russian government and the en now manufactured ranging from a five establish the order of liability of the
to seventy five horsepower machine. new registrants. The provost marshal-
Be brave-hearted about It. It Is a
They are made in variety of size, form general's office announced that the
Anna Held, Actress, Dead.
big thing, a tremendous thing, but It
and construction that make them 1200 numbers drawn for the June 6
by Superintendent of Banks Bennett
New York.— Anna Held, the actress, usable on all kinds of tillable soil.
has been the big things, the great
registrants would be sufficient to cov
as bank examiner to fill the vacancy
By the use o f tractors as motive er the August 24 registrants In the
sacrifices that have made us a great caused by the departure of E. Fritz died here Monday after an illness of
people and have bullded our great na Slade to enter the army. The salary several months. Miss Held had been power, one person can now till from largest district In the country.
tion that we hope may be greater still is $1800. Mr. Schramm is from Salem ill since April o f a rare malady known five to twenty times more land, can
as myeloema, a disintegration o f the do very much more work where power
In the eyes o f the world and greater and was formerly employed in a bank
spinal marrow, and her condition was is required on the farm and do It all B 0 L S H E V IK I V IO L A T E
in Salem, but has been connected with reported several times as critical. She
still to our God In his heaven.
much easier than could be done by
A LLIE S ' CONSULATES
Talk It over. Help each other. I the banking department for some time. rallied repeatedly, however, and until the old methods.
know- you will all do your part.
Y h e Buehner Lumber company of
Because of farm tractors and tractor
Washington, D. C.— Official dis
North Bend plans to erect a large ago was regarded as on the road to implements men who thought they had patches from American Consul-Gener
With love and pride fo r you all,
building near its plant to serve as a recovery.
passed the age of active labor and al Toole in Moscow lifted the curtain
women are beginning to replace the for a moment and revealed an amaz
barracks for additional soldiers which
Japan Defied by Lenine.
men who have been called from the ing train of events In that city.
it proposes to employ. The company
London.— A dispatch to the Ex farms into war service.
Consul-General Poole, after witness
is the largest, employer of soldier la
The great Tractor and Implement ing the violation of the French and
bor in the county and will, when it change Telegraph from Copenhagen
Record Mackerel Price.
secures the additional number, be em says the Fetrograd newspaper Pravda, Demonstration w ill be held at Port British consulates and the arrests of
Gloucester, Mass.—The unprecedent ploying fully 60 per cent soldiers in organ o f the Bolsbevlkl, announces land, Oregon, September 5th, 6th and the consuls general and their staffs,
ed price o f $29.75 a barrel has been the operation of its plant.
that following a stormy meeting of the 7th, 1918.
destroyed his code book and papers
reached here for salt mackerel. The
workmen’s and soldiers’ deputies.
You will see In actual operation and turned the affairs of the Ameri
To offset the hay shortage which Premier Lenine sent an ultimatum to «ractically every tractor manufactured can consulate over to the Swedish
record midsummer price was reached
consul, at the same time demanding
recently when $27.10 per barrel was threatens the stockmen of the Klam Japan concerning Japan's Intervention or sold on the Pacific Coast.
The Big, the Medium, the Small safe conduct from the country for him
Since then the advance has ath diatrict this coming winter, the in Siberia.
ranchers operating along the shores
self and his associates.
of the big Upper Klamath Lake are
972 Officers Discharged.
Some with wheel drive, some with
French and British citizens have
putting up thousands of tons of wild
Washington, D. C.— Secretary Baker creeper drive.
been arrested and the Bolshevikl have
hay, which has never heretofore been informed the senate Monday that of
Open 8uggr Bowls Taboo.
The right size for orchard use, for announced they would hold them as
Boston, Mass.— Open sugar bowls on cut. This hay, which consists of a 16,971 national guard officers, 972 have vineyard use, for use on the big grain hostages because of the attack on the
Soviet government by British and
tables In public eating places In Mas variety of wild grasses, is not as nu been discharged since the guard was ranches.
Behind the tractors will be pulled French troops at Archangel.
sachusetts were ordered eliminated tritious as some o f the cultivated pro called Into federal service. O f that
ducts, but it w ill be eaten with a number 464 were discharged upon the Moldboard and Disc Plows, Peg-tooth,
Members of the French and British
for the duration o f the war by the
j relish before spring and will be a big recommendation o f efficiency boards Spring-tooth and Disc Harrows, Scrap military missions stationed In Moscow
state food administration.
Individ aid, in the opinion o f stockmen, in and 476 were discharged because of ers, Land Levelers and Sub-Sollers, were refused permission to leave the
ual portions roust not exceed one getting their herds safely through the physical unfitness. Thirty were court-1 virtually every kind of tractor drawn country, in spite of a previous promise
ounce per person per meal.
o f safe conduct.
martlaled and two deserted.
Governor Withycombe declare« that
Oregon has the finest parole system
In the United States and that its de
velopment is due to Joe Keller, present
state parole officer.
U. S. INTEREST IS HIT
BIG DEM ONSTRATION
OF TRACTORS SOON
TBO TZKY ASKED TO
EX P LA IN WAR TALK